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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 15. lf)l(j NUMBER 107 FAHM GlliL IN ENGLAND Sir Max Aitken Tells of Heroic Feats of Alberta Battalion-Pte. Davies of Lethbridge is Honorec Otiawu, April 1.").-Tains of lieio-Jsni. the luiiiul of which liiivc seldom iI' over been chroiilcled in past wars, dlaplays of nerve and daring, larsely !)> the ;ilst Alberta battalion, are I'on-tainod in the luteKt comniunlqiie hy ilie ofllolal oyo-wltnesB, Sir Jlax Alt-ken. One name mentioned very prominently is that of .MaJorJjHly, D.S.O., tlalgary, who is well known nil over the province. Owing to heavy Hhell lire and the Hoftenlng of ground by �winter rains, tho ground was converted into a 'my. James Biakemore has been desirous of volunteering and Sanders also expresses a deslrn to join the ranks. In dealing with the coae, Sherwood Iterchmer, acting for the Crown, took occasion to criticise soveroly the habit of parents allowing their children to run the streets unrestrainocl until they became perverted In their thirst for adventure. Picture shows came In tor severe criticism; Mr. Herch-iner saying there were films being shown In these places that wore ,tending to demoralize growing children, and putting in the heads of boys exaggerdted ideas as to the heroie Oeeds of questionable persons engaged In unquestionably bad business. Judge Thompson also dwelt upon the seeming lack of interest in their offspring by parents who seem to act upon the principle that the state should take th� responBlbility of pro-porly rearing Uielr children. He had noticed this tendency in many western places and especially hero in Fernie and deplored the results, which, in many cases landed children in tho pos-Jtlou now occupied by these young men. Parents, consequently hart to suffer for their neglect of children �whan they are at ii most tender ago, and the ottlcors of tho law hiid to per-foriii most painful, though nocessary duties, because ol the lack of attention to duty by thnae who had assum-od the reaponsIUillty of rearing chlldi ren, After these cases wero disposed of t.omporavlly, the case of the Crown Hgainat Wm, Murdock, charged with asauultlng his niothor-ln-law, Mrs. Mu(iy llowo, was hrought before the court, ACQNTI.N'UICVJ ON PAGK HIGIIT) OPPOSIIN1 ASK FOR TWO IRE COMMISSIONS Make Several Blanket Charges They Want Probed-Are Obstructing Legislature Smart work by .N'olson police, who liad been put wiao by tho local guardians of tlie law, resulted in live year sentences lor Mullen and .Molloy. the two silk burglars who cleaned out the silk goods in the Hill stores here and the Campbell and Anderson store at Taber about a month ago. .Mullen and Molloy were sentenced this week in Nelson, having been sent up-on preliminary hearing about two weeks ago. They go to tlie penitentiary at New Westminster to do tlieir terms. Immediately after the silk burglary here Chief, Hardy sent out warning In all directions, giving a descriptj;c Nelson simullaneously. Some of the silk was sold there, giving Chief l-ong a clue. This was followed up and the pair arrested and held at Bonners Fepry, Idaho. They were brought back to Nelson and a large proportion of the Lethbridge goods were found in their possession. One of the men when arrested tlircw away a telltale gold ring he was wearing, but there was plenty of evidence besides that. The goods recovered is worth $500 it is thought. ~ J. B. Molloy is a New Jorker. In 11110 hetwaa sent up in Vo/icouver tor throe years^6f�'''burBlary. and on his release in IdiS, was depr/rted to New-York. He travelled und/;r a string of allaaes: Harry Galbrai'/i, Albert ber-wln Melvin and .lo^ the Germans into ii trenrli lino weaker llian any they have occupied in I Ilia sector since the itniiulcnburpers got Into I'ort Douau-moiit. Heavy vBombardtnent Paris. .\i>ril !�.-There was no Infantry lighting in the Verdun rogioii last uiglit. French positions lietween .Malancoiirt wood and Hill 304, west of tho .Mcuso, wore subjected to heavy bombardiuont and there wero lively artillery oxoliauges near tho weatern edge of Corhoaux wood. ICaat of tho river an intermittent bombnrdmoni was carried on. iCdmonton, April 1.").-A. F. Carro-thers, manager of the Alberta School : Supply company of this city, against whom a charge was brought for obtaining money on a draft t'orwardeil to a promlhent bond house of Toronto ! to which were attached two fraudulent bonds of the Winnifred and Fried- ; land school districts, was this morning committed for trial by Police Magistrate Primrose. He was released on ball of $1200 on hia own recog-�. nizance, and two sureties of %tiOO each, S. A. G. Barnes and A. L. Gillies going Heeurlty., In Bumming up the i case the magistrate stated that he I could not believe that a man who i was dealing in bonds would nninten-I tionally make a mistake of forward-I ing valueless bonds through a bank. ; and the fact that these bonds were i not returned for about k month was ' conclusive evidence that Carrothers ] was fully aware of the action that | he had taken, which was done for | the purpose of obtaining money which j he was probably badly in need of at that time. s E ON C. N. R AIIONINIH HOUSE Local Member Protests Paralleling Lines-Supports Jlydro-Project in Ontario Kdmonton, Aiiril 14.-That the opposition are still bent on carrying on a campaign of obstruction of public business and adding enormously to the public burden in connection wltli the sitting of the legislature, was evidenced lodoy when they opposed sitting on Saturday and gave notice of two resolutions calling for royal commlBsions which are Interpreted by several of the more experienced members of the house as bringing all the work of the opposition during the j session into ridicule. Dr. Blow gave : notice of a lengthy resolution calling i for a royal commission to investigate : the department of railways, the blan-! ket charges made being a restime of; the speeches made during the sossiun 1 that the McArthur ayatom of railways 1 had been unduly favored, receiving excessive payments on Insufficient inspection and unsatisfactory estimates. Ho suggested a commission of two Judges and an engineer, Premier Slf-ton caused a laugh by asking why he should not have three judges as well as the others. The opinion was expressed that a resolution of censure would have permitted � debate quite as fully as the one moved and would have avoided the placing of the opposition in a ridiculous light before tho country, K. E. Campbell, Rocky ..Mountain, however capped the climax by giving notice of a resolution calling for a royal commission to investigate a charge that the premier, provincial treasurer and minister of municipal affairs and the attorney-general's, department had interfered with llie working of tlie departments and tho ndmlnistratlon of Justice. -No charge was made other than the bald nsaer-tlou made in tlie roBolutlon. While Dr. Blow's resolution occasioned a broad smile, that of Mr. Campbell appealed to the rlslbilltlos of the house, and there was general laughter. When the premier moved for Saturday sitting the throe opposition lead-era, Messrs. Mlchenoi', Twoedle and Iloadley opposed it. The motion carried on a standing vote. Rumors were general In the corridors that the opposition were piqued over the Saturday silting and concocted these resolutions to precipitate do-batoa and prolong Uio aoesion as u meaauro of ravenge, After the flurry the house aeltlort down to committee work. The entire night session was tak^n up with tho corporation luxation bill. The oppoflillon carrloil obalructlvu crltlolsm Ihroughout tho evoiiiuy. .s. ER TROOPS AGAIN Will Order Return of Soldiers Now Chasing Villa-Date Not Set 1 CAUSE Waaliington, April 14.-Secretary i.ansing announced today that he was prepared to treat with General Car-ranza's proposal for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico. It was added, however, that no immediate withdrawal was In contemplation The United Stales will inform Gen Carranza to tliat effect soon and discuss with him the time and manner of the removal of the troops. Tlie secretary's announcement was taken to moan that inasinucli as the United States expected to withdraw the troops when the Villa chase was ended, some formal arrangement will be made. SEES PERIL IN BRITAIN IN BIG SCARCITY OF SHIPPING ARIILIERY ALIIES CALGARY OFFICER ES OF 1 j Lieut. Frank Lawson, With the Draft of 56th, Fatally In-. jured in Action London, April 12.--R. P. Houston, Unionist, West Toxtoth, Liverpool, declares that the scarcity of shipping is becoming so serious that tho present agitation regarding the price �ot food is likely to yield place to agitation as to whether andlcient food will be ayail-ablo. He esl.imntes that since the beginning of the war J90 ocean gping British vessels of three million tons tons have been lost, "Dotweon a third and a half ot Great Brltalu'a food supply already is coming in neutral ships," Mr, Houston, "if Gorinniiy, by the persistent sinking of every vessel, can frighten neutrals from bringing us cargoes, what then?" Mr. Houston urges compelling neutrals who have not yet made tfte ot Interned German ships to do so. This would be possible by threatening a withdrawal ot the allies' tonnage unless they obey. Mr. Houston ^80 urges tho' reassertion of the "ancient right to capture an enemy-owned cargo, no matter under what flag It is being carried, and suggosts an effort to arrange by diplomacy for the contisou-tlon in noatral waters ot a Gerraaii ship for every ontonto or neutral ship Improperly sunk by tho Uermuns."- London, .\pril 14.-All accounts which have reached here of the recent fighting in which tlie Canadian.^ were Strenuously engaged, agree that tiio Gorimui artillery is reapovisiblo for almost the whole of tho CnnydiMi 0:111 ualti"H. The Canadi.ms movo.i for-V ard to consolida',.e posil.'oii;? wliieli the .springing of mines by certain K'ng-IlKii forces had rondorcil vacant and fur ^i� luiurr were undo.- a perloct flood of shrapnel. There were tew hand to hand conflicts, the battle consisting of tho artillery of one side ranging away in response to tho artillery of the oilier side. This was proceeding on a length of about 1,000 yards so the engagoment was really ot a local character, although It Is many months since, this part of the Held witnessed an artiilory duel ot such a ferocious character. There is no deairo on the part of 'the Canadians who took part 16 minimize tjio deadly work which the German artiilory performed. A nurnber ot German prisoners wero taken, they wero found for tlio most part In the wreck of the ground which the mines had demolished and delivered to the Canadians and that many of their comrades would have remained to bo captured also Instead of retiring if they had not boeu frighteuod ot the treatment whicli they were told was In storo for them at tho hands of tho British. One German told the Canadians lie was terrified at tho thought of being nailed to a barn door. It tieeniB, therefore, that the Germans are in fear of somo such late overtaking them, as undoubtedly was given a Canadian.sBrgeant many months since. Calgary, April m.-I^leut. Frank Lawson, of the oGtli battalion, son of V. J. Lawson, well known Calgary architect, has died of wounds received In action at the front. He was a graduate of .McGill of the year 1014. News to this effect was received by his father this morning. 'V'oaterday .Mr. Lawson was olllcially notified that ills son was wounded. Today camo the news that tho wound had proved fatal. He is the first olllcer of the alith, the main body of .which lias just reached England, to die for his coun-, try. He was witli the draft which i went forward somo time ago. MARKETS May..wheat ................. 114 July vvheat ................. 1145s May gats ..........,........ 43^i IVlay flax............... 184^'2 .---r-r-^- .G KILLEO BY S Dr. C. F. P. Cpnybeare this morning received a letter from C. A. Ma-grath at Ottawa in which 11 was stated that Lieut. Magratli Godwin was instantly kllkid at the front, presumably by a shell. The militia department states that ho was killed on April 4, but iirivate cabios montion the 5th and (ith. His brolher .lohn Godwin was present at the burial,, which took place tlio next day. Ottawa, April 14.-Tliero was an unexpected debate on the Canadian Norlhorn Hallway situation iu the house tonight during tho hour devoted to private bills. The discussion arose during the passage of the two C. .\. U. .N'iagara charter bills which liave so long 1)0011 a bone of contention. Tlioro was no objection to the bills now that the amendment to the railway act has been passed placing the liiial decision as to the construction of now lines in the hands of tlie railway eommisaion, but the bills furnished an opportunity for a debate on th(^ ralhvay problems. \V. A. Buchanan startnd the ball rolling, lie said that in the older parts of Canada where there were fairly generous transportation facilities, a public project like the hydro system should be given llrst place. The C. N. R. was started primarily as a colonization road in. Western Canada, lu tho Lethbridge district, the C. .N'. U. liud many charters but no roads built. Tliere was still a great need for roads in the west and yet tho C. N. 1{. asked for permission to build through well settled portions of Ontario. Hon. Dr. Roid agreed that llierc should not be any more paralleling of roads that could bo helped in Canada. Ho said that the primary mistake of our railway problem was in connection witii tho C. N. R. The C. N, R. was primarily a western road with a terminus nt Port Arthur. When the G. T. 1\ was proposed tlie suggestion was made that the C. N. H. western system with its many branches should bo purchased by it. Tlifn would have prevented duplicnMon in, the west, or they suggested t a line bo built east ot Port Arthur over which all the roads could run. However, tlic G :T. P. was proceeded willi. .Mr. Hucluinen added that tho railway situation might look somowliat bluo, but ho was an optimist. Wlion the war ends and immigration was restored tlie railroads would soon Justify themsolvos. History 8howe The greater part of the ai'lernoou 'and evening was spent on the estimates of llio naval branch. ERMANY WORRIED OVER AM OFMU.S. Doing Considerable Side-Step-..-ping iti Older to Avoid Open Rupture 'vvith U. S. Kiltie Concert WEAa'HEti Hl^h Low ForecBit: Fine and Warm 71 32 The Klltlea will hold their regular Sunday evening concert to-morrovyr, at the Majestic commencing at 9 o'clock. The band will play several selections and Uleuts, Laub and McQowan will sing, while one or two of the men will also furnish pleotlone. A silver collection will be taken. KING CONFERS HONORS London, .\pril 3 3.-The king con-farrod tho Ulstingulshed Service Order at Buckingham palace today on Col. ICemmis Betty, Royal Canadians; (;ol. Wm, Slrason, Army Service; Major Frederick Lister, Royal Canadians and Major Clark Kennedy, 13th battalion. London, April 15,-The correspondent at the Hague of the Exchange Telegraph Company telegraphs as follows: "Considerable perturbation has been caused at the Berlin foreign office by the news received by wireless of American dissatisfaction with the recent German nolo. The chancellor had several conferences with tho American ambassador and also discussed the posElbilities with Count Von Burlan, Austro-Hungarlan foreign minister, who is now in Berlin, Lengthy Instructions were sent to Ambassador Von Bernstorft at Washington, "German officialdom now see,-ns willing to strain every nerve in order to avoid a rupture with the United States, while the presa continues In a most flamboyant way to give advice to President Wilson, publishing vicious articles and cartoons of the president." CVD PROHIBIIS ORTOFPIGIRON London, April 15.-The British gov--ernraent- has iiroclalmed an absoluto prohibition of the export to any destination ail kinds ot pig iron and nearly all kinds of steel. The prohibition on steel applies especially to the variety used by railroads, and ship-build-ing, including rails, sleepers, springs, wheels, axles, tubes, girders, ingots, bar angles and rods and ot plates mpro than an eighth ot an inch in thickness. The exportation of soap containing more than one per cent ot glycerine Is prohibited. BESERTER OF GETS 1 YEARS GERMANY CLAIMS Berlin, April 14, (by wireless to Sayvlllo)-A statement Issued by tho German admiralty tjnder dateof April 13, says that in the month of March 80 trading vessels belonging to  lips-tile countries, with an'aggregate top-naiio ot 207,000 were sunk by German' BUbuuirlnes or minus, . . . . Cpigary, April IB.-Two years in Kdmonton ponitontiary was the sen-'PUce melod otit tliis morning to Frank Harris, a soldier found guilty ot do-aprtlng tho S2nd battalion by Supt. Fitz llbrrignii, of tho mounted police, sitting as a magiatrato. This is tho hoivvlest desbrtion sentence handed out here so tar. "It's a wonder you don't .shoot him" said tho prisoner's counsel to Major. Horrlgau. "I would have him shot it f had tho authority," was tho super-Ihtendenl's answer, U. S. TROOPS PROGRESS ,B1 Paso, T^xtts, April ''H.-Amorl' can troops are In posBesBibn at Par, ral, unconfirmed, advices: to locaUUt-tofests stated today. 7 7 1?7354 51 ;