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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May whtat 16714 October wheat........... Hi H.y call............... High Forvcflit: anil LRTHBHIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAV, APRIL 15, 1915 NUMBER 105 Completely Justifies His Administration and Quells Scandal ROASTS METHODS OF GOVT. THUGS Full Court Decides That Double License May be Collected DECISION VICTORY FOR LETHBRIDGE Ottawa, Out, April I Moving picture theatres in towns Buffering from a severe cold which and cities in tliis province may he made hid voice rather Inaudible, Hon. [touched lor a double license utter all. City Solicitor Ball .has just received the judgment ol the Supreme Court en bauc, which sal. recently in Cal- gary, on the famous moving picture CHUB which arose ouL of the fighting ot the city'license by John Wilson, BKITISH REBUILD jFRENCH RAILWAY BRIDGE Frank Oliver defended himself strong- ly agHJBflt tkfl cfaargm made in the Ferguson report in the Commons yes- terday alteruoon. Commissioner Ferfunon'M Bale ol- forts, tie gaJd, had keen confined lo an ondearor to rabe up something as-'former manager of tlie Sherman. Ihe- ai.mt prominent Liberal members or'atre. The Supreme Court, en bane up- omclals. He bad authority to the decision of Me.' Justice Beck, British Govt. May Confine Efforts to Stricter Regu- lation of Liquor PERSONAL PLEDGES ARE FALLING SLACK This railway Ibrld'gc In France was destroyed the Gummus uut the ui Juan soon roplaceri Llie damaged parts so that it will now bear the heaviest engines. To assist In similar a Canadian unit 500 strong, consisting of expert engineers and bridge 'bulldc-Fo, has been recruited under Uie command of Col, Ramsay, chief engineer of the C. P. R'. Igate transactions the Conaer- took office, but had not done who, on a stated case submitted hy City Solicitor Dnl] for the city and co. While some of reports had 11. "A. Smith lor the Sherman thc- been completed for a long time, they atro, decided that, since the province were being brought down at the tall is Imposing a license on moving pic- end of tie eeislon, HO thai full and lure theatres, the towns and cities lair dlBCUBslon. could not lie had. Deal- have that right no longer, the larger ing with the. charge that the Grand interests of'the province covering tho Trunk hod Inreated iu the Ed- smaller interests of the municipali- jnonton BuHBtbv Mr. Oliver admitted ties. that they.hid done Kin 1508 or 1906, J'Jie upsetting of this decision at n. time when the treat expessloii of means that Lethbridge, and. other the company forced the Bulletin to j towns and cities in the province, may and A Joint stock com-. Impose a license on each moving pic- pany was formed. 'Among the sub-, tuie theatre doing business in the acrttwri -were many citizens of Ed-1 city. The provincial license is J2QQ. taonton. He presumed the company's The city formerly charged a license reason lor maldnr the iuveHtiawit was of So far the council has not because it linU a big .interest In whether or'ndfc a llct-nse will monton, which was' one ot the import- be imposed this .year: Ant polntB of.-the road.. He supposed FOURTH OIL WELL IN THE SWEETGRASS FIELD WILL BE SPUDDED ON MONDAY thq Trunk had lost money, from itt Bulletin, -he had." -Mr. Ferguson had. Iiimever, not achierail hds object, which was to find ,'CoUuilon between nimaolf and !the: hill 4 .ipe" improper uievofr J---' Gi Mr.-OHrsr c-laimed that the. com- missioner had no right to enquire Into hla private afTairs, any more than any government has the right to investi- gate the private.affairs of its-political opponents. opinion, this 'was a dangerous and would not he approved- by people of Canada. Thu goyeTGmant had no Tight to carry on its political propaganda by the on pate LADY GIROUARD RE-MARRIES London, April The. marriage is announced today na having taken place In Egypt oC Mary Grendolen Glr- ouard to' Captain -Lady Girourard .was formerly the wife of Sir Percy Girouard of Montreal, TVhom she divorced lant year. LIBEL ACTION .ADJOURNED Monti-col, Que., April IS.-rrThe ac- tion tor alletjed .onrilnial llbal. taken by President M. E: Nichols- of the Dally Moil gainst the-Herald Publlih- Co., oftzne up ID court yesterday, and by mutual arrangement.-rras put 'over until Friday- Of HIll'S Jim Hill nould' hmve been busy his raUroid aorth i, t ucl. south, through Alberta by thu tlmo bad. not tbe coo "agratipn in Europe. iuterterW wlien it did, is the assertion made to the .Herald by a prominent oil who stopped In the bity on his way 'to the squill country to look orer the Lethbridge- Sweet .Gross field. For important rea- sons tlie Herald's informant wishes his' narrte but he haa been In closo; touch with Hill's engineers (or a apd has it on the beaVof authority that the'great States' railroad wizard.'had given or- (lets to have bhe townsites along the right of way plotted out this sum- Hill intends to build through Alberta well inown. Lsaving 41ir- G. N. R mam me west of Shelby the road the. 0I Glacier Fart, which' tbe company Has boosting until now it vies (or popularity with Yellowstone, thence it crosses into Alberta "The close to .CarUslon, thence northwefft to the Hill coal holdings worth a quarter a. million, south- i west of 1'inchcr Crscli, and thence 'north towards Calgary. I Mr. Hill is. keen .to- build this .line and get'hls share of the traffic Irom Alberta' which he -has missed since the A. "II. and I. passed into C. P. R. kaads. Hil coal holding! alone, waen developed will aaaure'-hiih. of a vpl- By Monday the drill will be pound1 ing away on the fourth oil well in the Lethbridgc-Swcet Grass field.' That is the information given the Herald today by J. McNaught, head driller [or the Stokes-Stephens Co., which last fall made a very exhaus- tive survey ol the whole field, finally deciding to drill on section 22-2-14. An eighty foot derrick has been the camps are all built right beside tlie little laVe. nt Doran, and Mr. McNaught with his crew went south this niorrtinjr f.o get everything in' shape for operating Monday. The well is located just -12 miles due east of Milk rather further west and north than -the Segur in 1-12. Like.other'drillers who have wait- ed to sec other fields tested before commencing operating, JMr. McKaught is the ouiiook in ibe south country.: "Of he said to the Herald, '-'it is nothing but foolishness: "to '.'say that there ,is. oil whereverTa' rip; isr only the tools can proves that. -But the indi- cations .compare iayorably w.ith those in other fields in other parts of the .We have a nice rise there, about six mi IPS wide, and I cannot say how long. We expect to go to a depth of 2500 feet-before ivc stride, but if the stun is .there we should get it at that depth. vVe intend to be very careful in drilling the hole and have one of the best rigs we could The location of the site is about on a line drawn through How Island, Foremost to the boundary. Mr. Mc- .Naught, is.much pleased over the made by the .United Well at Foteoip'slr, .where the gas pres- sure'is reported to be feet daily. COMMISSION WILL -HANDLE. CAN. WAR EXPENDITURES Ottawa, Ont., April It la. the intention of the Dominion government to appoint a commis- sion, consisting of two or the.best buiincfic men in Canada, to whom will be confided the control of all expenditurei under million dollar war vote of Parliament, was the lUte- ment.made in the Houie of Convrrong this morning, an the fast day of the letsion. The Prime Minister said contrary-to the course punued by the previous administration, the gov- ernment had made the fullest'poiaible investigation of matters which the" 'opposition wanted- light thrown on. He admitted that .transaction jn connection with the Powoll case wat .very unsatis- factory, and ht did not want'tolihleld anyone. "I iaid tht Prime Mlniiter, my sanction or ap-provaj to conduct of that character. of Pariliment keep themielves above suspicion. 1 feel its Is a duty which I to the government, the'party of I-am the leader, and the country to express grave disapproval of these actions." i (Continued on Page Seven) Yankee First to Pay War Tax Have you licked your war stamp That's -the popular question to- day. It is right and proper to ask it. ODC' of Uncle Sam's population was the first .'man to pay the war tax in L'ethbridge. When the ticfret office afc [the C, P. R. depot opened last night 'at 12 o'clpck, H. T. Dufiy, travelling agent of the Soo Line, in- formed clerk that ne wanted a Citizens May be Burdened with to Medicine Hat. He coughed J tin -i rUnif avt-.ra nil me Hospital Assessment This Year When citizens get their Tae .crate o[ the road whlck Mr. syikm. up a dime'extra to Today .is C.P.R. payday, and-all tho. men find a two cent war stamp attached to .their cheques to make "good. As .the company paysjjiit. about cheques today biii. the to fild IOCIARTER Bill Reported in the House Makes Changes in the Assessment ol. the 'country' b> over I city on tie' first day th- tar; is in work- charter-now belore the legislature London, April scheme for the nationalization o[ the liquor trade is under cousJdaraLIon by the CaliineL, which hsuj not arrived at a Jtidsion. An elaborate memorajidum has been drawn un by tho committee for the Cabinet, showing how 6ucn a scheme is financially possible. The general opinion js that nation- alization is now inadvisable, and woulti create great problems concern- ing compensation, and divert the gov- ernment energies when concentration is necessary on the direct Issues of the Further It wou'id possibly arouse religious resistance on the JIne of a puBBive resistance movement by churches objecting to state .participa- tion in the evils of the drink trndo; while the chief beneflcldriea would be tlic breweries and brewery sharehold- ers, who are now. experiencing a heavy slump. The government programme itiH sceraa likely to be the encouragement of lighter beers, pnbllc house opening limited to five'houts'a Cay, entire pro- hlhltlou of Lhe spirit trade, or the enor. moualy increased coat of spirits by. ad- ditional taxation. The military authorities are now-us- ing their powers to.; preyeat troops using- the public during strictly limited hours. while, the individual pledge nampaign after the [JrBt ontnuslaBin fallen somewhat alack. J, Restaurants today 'report little fsrence in the coneumptlon The clearances of spirits during the past fortnight 'surpassed all reccrds, even the enormous stocks of whlakey available being threatened with ex- huUEtion owing io the enormous pri- vate purchases. Nearly every middle- class drinker seems to be laying In sis months' supply. The working m'e-ii demand that if prohibition comes It shall apply cellars of the rich. alao. I Pays Tribute to First Con- tingent and Their Work in Trenches REGRETS DEATH OF COL. FARQUHAR London, April fellewlng Bc- count of the first Canadian contingent appeared In 8lr John French'! dis- patch, leeued yerteriliy: "On February 15, the Cenndlin dlvk began to arrive.In thli country. 1 Inspected the dlvlilon, which un- der command of Lieut-General Alder- ton on February 20. They prevented a eplendtd end meet peirance on parade. The men were of good phyelque and hard and fit. I Judged by what I Mw of them that they were well trained and able to take their placee In the line cf bat- tle. Since then the dlvlllon Mae thor- oughly ju'tlflid the geed opinion I formed ef It. 'The treope ef the Canadian dlvldMi were flrtt attached for a few daya by brigade! for training In the 3rd Cerpi In trenohee, under General Sir William Poulteny, who gave me auch an cellent report of their efficiency that I wee able to employ them In trenchea early In March during the battle at Neuve Cheppelle. They held part ef the line allotted le the lit Army, and. although they were not actually engag- ed In the main attack, they rendered valuable help by keeping the energy.' active In front of their .trenchea.'; r 'All eoldiera ef-Canada, aervjng In' the army under my command.heve.au. far eplendldly upheld the tradltleni of 'the.Empire, and will, I flei-Mire.- to great, aourob of-.additional etrenoln to the forcee In thia oeuntry." Deecrlblng an attack on the German trenchei near St. Elol, on February 28 by the Prlnceci Patrlcla'e regltTitni of the Canadian contingent, undef.'cOm- mand of Lieut C. E'. Crabbe, the com- mander-ln-ohlef aaye: "l.leut. Crabbe, who ehowed the greatest daah, took hie party over ev- erything In a trenoh until they had gone down It about 10 when (Continued on ZEPPSHRE SE1EB NEED JHE1WS ISf Edmonton. AHa., April vent on the tobogpan today and pro- niatloa was broufht appreciably nearer. There wu fire-hour dobata on the' resolution to liiirenUe, tbe Grand Prairie Itae. by Mrajfht ptrty divisions.. The act in- powtii ilia unlod on and thta every.' thlBg went. Uiroufh swlramlnily. BeTsMl Important blfls were given a aflcond-rewllnb, and.the Houae spent buBjrMipBr-in committee. The resolu- Uoa.refnrikef Iks crwttaa; ol ulU-l conleatan will came up Thurs- Mr. Mlckmr. In .peeking ,n together decide what, it another tax added to 'the list, i passed through tbe committee stage A special hospital tax. will be levied i So tar no letters have been posted nigh't and. aref now up lor third this year, and .tomorrow morning the. without the according 'to information city council and tit hospital to'the Grand rliolutlon, eondemoed propoeil on the (round tie C.N.W. hai'] a charter Irom Onovay to Qrajid Prairie, and that it be butlt. He quoted Sir Wm. MacKenile the wo.uld be built. will be. Herer.ote the city has always made a ferant to the hospital. That was the custom when tbe hospital was tbe property ot the Gait therein.-Last; IW Mr. turned by and the city, had a .small interest1 rer, the Ualt :'ty over -'to, uidn the municipal Peace Inas- Thj8 faw the hoipltai board the much aa the toTernmeiit.have guar.n. ht to hMpital teed tbe bwidi of the C.N.W. to Grand j to tvo mm. They will Prairie, that part of. the bonai fne about Siooo this year and will there- been executed and the money placed rt the u-x in the bank, approilmately mites .mounUog to .bout one-lourtli of a t ot the road completed, and 62 miles 1915 ol arade completed, Hpii.M :1n-, also decided "SPEED UP April 15, 3.36 An Important coraminlon, un- .der the cbalrmansblp of Da.vid Lloyd.George, the Chanceiior of according to Irom Edmonton today. These, changes probably give Leth- bridgc. the. mo'Ht.drastic legislation in 4 assessment matters enjoyed by any city in "Westprh Caoada. Hereafter the-judge-hearing appeals from the decisions of the court of revision may order" i'n the same districts hr.be .reduced to the level (t was to- Ol; the molt important (amendment .to. charter is that Georje will have the "legalizing the C.P.R.' eiemptions to I of ex-Premier A. J. inciode taves, and ttaw a- Newcastle, Englind, April Zeppelin raid wsl made In thi Tjrni district cf Northumberland county last night. It appear! tint Zeppilllie: reached Blyth from acroai the North Sea at about 8.10 o'clock, paiMd over Blyth and Gremllngton, and proceeded to the north ef .Mftbnburn. Bombi were dropped at several of the vlllagx passed by the alrahlp. at Choppington, Treatwallsend, two at and one at Badlfnton. The airship passed near North and Newcastle. While neither, city was visited, both took precautions against attack by extinguishing the electric lights. Full Inquiry shows that no loss of life or serious personal injury resulted from the Zeppelin raid, and that although MV.raj small houses were damaged. material loas was not very heavy. The Zeppelin lihen last eeen was passing s.award from th. mouth or the Tyne. By 11 o'clock the district over which It flewn hid re- sumed Its normal atmosphere: UP RESERVISTS April Imperil! order promulgated jraatirday, eillla up throughout the Empire for training all those who wire llabja to but who were entered at onct Into, the reserve In 1000 .sent, both inclusive. A ijmilar summons to the has appeared twice' before, but was confined to certain ROUMANIA READY Rome, April dispatch to the Trlbuna from Mye intervention of Reumanla the. war aeema Imminent. The arWK' dldly equipped, is ready for Instant action.' HEAVY London, April John .French, comrrnndlng the British 'tlonary the continent, reports the British lows In the fighting at as fol-lowa: Killed: 19 man; weunded, 1M S174 other ranks; Field Mafihal'Frinch'iireport continued: "Thi enemy left several thousand dead on the field, and M hava Itlve information that upwards of wounded wan nrntno1 by train. Thirty officers and of other ranks were uptured." day. tbe lovernment to" Iniilt on i tizci to cover the the C.N.W. building thj lint, _ __ smoBjeimed to b.-BUiWdB too yfcw, 3, cents'pet foot lor war lewr1- loot loi that the settlor) In the (Jrsnd Pralrl' would 'fret two are-only.entitled to one, The. ojino-' iflloii leader goes so far as. that It would: Interfere with .lie rllht of (CouUuusa pa Fage ct, ol. maintentnce. of.., water aid ins H vants. cpiiU about 10 cantc per Hieal foot the other five cents per. will lift raised out ot Uie levy Jot Balfour. S. Mpntaeue, Chancellor of the Duchy ot Lancaster; Harold T. Baker, M.P. for the Accrihfton divi- sion of Ijncashlre; Arthur Henderaon, M.P. for the Bar- nard Cattle dlvlllon nt Dur- 8Ir B. Vonaonop, eral of the Ordnuce; Sir Hu- ben Llerllin Smith, nerman- "ebt secreUiry to the'Board of Tride. ,ah'd reprea'entatlve'qf" the'.Adtjirajly. moving the amblijulty of the old charter. 'V Hereafter also, Retting their the list .will tenants.Jfasite'jid'of on the a- scisov as btfctolore. Tenants muit reglltsr'eaeh'veal itom'aov on if ttejr" ire.to' en joy '.tbej truchiie. CANUCKS OO-TO NEW HOSPITAL Intoimatlpn has been tecelved that arrangementi kmve been mine, by wnicii, ah far as (praiticabte, Thirteen Killed in Detroit Wrech to impose.ipecial.frontage watermain- aid bouK- varri maintenance. "This amendment of .today .when council special laies tit nisi liin. Detroit, Mich., April ttaiitly'killed and 27 otluri'wera la- juied late today in t collision twwo a Detroit city stwet' H4 arueifkt titia on tie D.tl all comforts ud.iuppllu for be forwarded tMo'ugh >he city. W" a, Caiadian Red Crois Commiaiioner, Conuaught pital ud jbe. DUeetor of sue- 19 CocVspur Lwdol S. W-, which the cat wu lira ;