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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, APRIL 15. 1MB THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FJVB FORCE WILL GO OVERSEAS The last act in the passing of the Mounted Police from tho prairies is being now enacted. Detachment*'are being closed up, supplies and horses and men are being collected at headquarters, and arrangements made for the sending of the force overmas. Instructions have also been sent to cancel leases of all buildings. Instructions have been sent out from /Reglna to all superintendents to close up all dataclimonts and to see that all men nod supplies tire called in. Instructions are also being sent regarding medical examination for overseas. Whether this may be taken to mean that the force will proceed to war ns a unit is not certain. Special messages of congratulation have been sent through Commissioner Perry to the superintendent* from the comptroller, conveying the gratitude of the government on the fine spirit of the men In offering their service* for overseas. Local Protest ' A strongly worded ffrotest against breaking up the Mounted Police to provide reinforcements for cavalry units already at the front rather than Rending the force to the fighting lines as a unit under Us own officers was sent to Ottawa on Saturday afternoon by the city council. The following is the text of tho protest: "The feeling of the Great West Is that the Royal North West Mounted , Police should go to the front as a unit. This is the premier force of Canada, and absolutely entitled to consideration. They stand so preeminently ahead of all other military organizations 'in Western America that many hundredn of men would be railed to the colors if they could be attached to a unit of so enviable a reputation. "Tho city council of this city strongly recommends that they bo asked to organize at the very earliest possible moment." Ha* Nothing to Say Ottawa, Apr. 15.-Hon. N. W. Row-ell, president of the privy council, when questioned (his morning In ref-er.ence to the resignation of Commissioner Perry of the R.N.W.M.P., said he had nothing to say in regard to the matter, but intimated that lie would probably make a statement later on. With Own Officers Reglna, Sask., Apr. 15.-The board of trade has today received a telegram from Dr. W. 1). Cowan, M.l\, that he is "assured force (R.N.W.M. P.) will go overseas under its own officers." Are Being Assembled Reglna, Apr. 14.-All N.CO.'s and men or tho R.N.W.M.P. with the-exception of those in the Yukon and the far north are being assembled to divisional headquarters here to form a draft for overseas service. It is not yet settled to what unit the -men from tho famous force will be attached, but tho Port Garry Horse or the Strathcoua*Horse are being mentioned. The R.N.W.M.P. were virtually a part of. the Strathcona Horse regiment at the time of the South African war and that unit is favored for sentimental reasons. Wilson Resigns Following the resignation of Commissioner Perry, Assistant Commissioner Wilson took .similar action. What the future holds in store for the force is still a mystery. The N. C.O.'s and men being allowed to enlist wholesale it seems. Impossible that the force will be continued as such. No action is yet being taken to close the barracks here or in other districts, according to a statement today. Before becoming aslistant commissioner, J. O. Wilson Was stationed at Lethbridge as superintendent for many years. L NEW DEMANDS T Ottawa, April lo.- Questions of Importance to labor organizations in Canada were discussed today at a conference between members of the government and the executive committee of the traxles and labor congress of Canada and representatives of* the different international unions in the country. To all of the requests of the deputation the government promised careful consideration. Increased salaries for letter carriers �was taken up, it being urged that they be increased to a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $1,400, During the discussion the premier pointed out that although the pnblic and the government were favorably disposed in this ponnection, yet the way in which any increase in the salaries of this department, would be viewed by fifty thousand other civil servic-e employees in the country would have to be considered. In regard to 'pensions and an eight hour day for men employed by the government, extension of labor bureas in connection with voluntary farm labor., vocational training of returned soldiers and the proposal to appoint a labor representative to the invalided soldiers' commission, improvement of food regulations, abolition otelection deposits and the reinstatement of the publication of the Jewish "Forward" a trade journal which has been banned in Canada.; The deputation urged the manufacture of beer containing 2 1-2 per cent, alcohol, instead of proof saint. Winnipeg fishermen demand an increase in prices paid them by the . Government or throaten not to produce their winter's ca^ch. SENATOR STONE 18 DEAD Washington. Apr. 14.-Senator William J. Stone, ot Missouri, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, and for many years prominent among Democratic ieadftjr.s, died here today alter a stroke of paralysis Battered laet Wednesday. *? � * HE CURED CHRONIC COLD WITHVINOL Mxj Bagley's Letter Printed Here as Proof Dunn, N. C-"I suffered with a chronic cold for four months, coughed day and night. Had to keep on working when I was not able to. I saw Vinol advertised and tried it, and I want to tell you it just cured that cold in a short time."-J. C. Bagley, Dunn, N. C. That's because Vinol is a constitutional cod liver and iron remedy which aids digestion, enriches the blood and creates strength. Then chronic 'coughs and colds naturally disappear., Your money will be re� turned, if it does not help you. j. D. HIQINDOTHAM a CO., LTD. , Druggists, Lethbridge Also at the best druggist* in all Alberta town*. ASKS TO BE HEARD Toronto, Apr. 15.-II. S. Vaughan, second vice-president of the Montreal Bridge company and for ten years previous to 1914 with the C.P.R.. upon which he was assistant to the vice-president, testified as a rolling stock expert before the C.N.R. arbitration tod^y, his testimony dealing with the depreciation of the rolling stock of tho road. KHis estimate, using the master car builders association rates of depreciation showed! $7,240,000 greater appreciation . than shown in the Swain report of wljlch the C.N.R. interests rather approved. At the opening of the session, Mr. Tilley announced that he had received a wire from Premier John Oliver of British Columbia, that May 1 was the earliest date on which he could be present. "I feel strongly," he wired, "that I should be heard." The board decided to hear him upon that date so thl;t a further extonsion of the time within which the award may be made will be necessary. The original date was April 1, now it likely will be June 1. The figures as offered by Mr. Vaug The figures as offered by Mr. Vaughan as regard3 C.N.R. rolling stock follow: ' Original value $54,231,867; depreciation $16,496,602; depreciated Value $37,735,265. These were contrasted with Prof. Swain's figures which -were as follows: Original value $56,590,418; depreciation $11,250,433; depreciated value $45,339,985. Mr. Vaughan was unable to explain the $3,200,000 between his own figures of original value and that of Prof. Swain if both were taken from the books. It was a difference thai would probably disappear with checking. Andrew Stark who had worked under Mr. Vaughan in preparation of his figures threw some light on the discrepancy. -For instance where the Swain report showed 730 locomotives as on June 30, 1116, at the time of the compiling of the Vaughan figures there were only 703, twenty seven having been scrapped In the meantime; In addition there were sixty passenger coaches shown on the Swain list which could not be found at all-when the Vaughan figures were made. Incidentally it was remarked that none of the passenger coaches were depreciated more than 50 per cent., of their original cost v Jean Nicholson, aged 3 years, was run over and injured by a milk wagon on the road in Moose Jaw. ASST. COMMISSIONER WILSON Of the R. N. W. M. P., who has also resigned from the force. For years before going to Edmonton as assistant commissioner, he was superintendent at Lethbridge. Ho has completed his full pension period of 35 yedrs with the force. THE OFFENSIVE Ottawa, Apr. 15.-A cable ha3 been received by the militia department stating that the main Canadian army which is holding Vimy Ridge and the line in the neighborhood of Lens has not. yot. been drawn into the latest Wg offensive. The Germans struck the British line north of the Canadians. There has been heavy bombardment of the Canadian lines and sporadic fighting but no big attack has been launched against the Canadian front. The militia authorities hero from the first have expressed every confidence' in the ability of the Canadians to hold their positions, but feared that If the Germans advanced much further to the north the Canadians might he compelled to retire in order to prevent �n enveloping movement. However, the British lino is now holding and for the present this danger is past. E ACT REGARDING Determination to enforce the Health Act in the case of whooping cough was decided on by the loenl board of health at its last meeting. Numerous complaints have been made to the medical health officer that parents whose children have whooping cough are lax in. keeping their children off the streets and away from" public places, so drastic action as indicated in the following resolution passed-by the board will be taken: That the Medical Officer of Health be instructed to enforce the conditions of the Health Act with regard to Whooping Cough, and that the public be notified that where children with Whooping Cough are found in a public place the parent will be prosecuted; and tlmt such public place must be disinfected at the expense of the proprietor. T T The appointment of Thos. Fleetwood as city treasurer to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 11. iC. Fa'rris, lias been confirmed by the city council. At the regular weekly meeting this morning the council decided to offer Mr. Fleetwood's position to Mr. Shirley, a returned soldier who is understood to have the necessary qualifications. As reported in the Herald some time ago, the Bithulitic Paving Co.. will undertake to repair the paving 6n 3rd Ave. S., but this cannot be done permanently until such time as the jvea-ther conditions are favorable. Manager McPhail of the Paving Company, has, at the city's request, decided to send a man to make temporary repairs until the permanent work can be done. The contract for the permanent work was awarded at $2.25 per square yard. New York, N.Y., Apr. 15.-The American steamship which was burned off the coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday night was identified here today as the City of Wilmington, formerly the Barber lines freighter Camino. She was a vessel of 3309 tons' gross and was on a voyage from southern ports for France with a cargo of cotton and flour. POUND DEAD � Moqise Jaw, Sask., Apr. 15.-Tom Lord, Janitor of the Russell Block, was found dead by his wife last night shortly after It o'clock, pinned in between the platform In the alley way and the elevator. How he met hie idsath is a mystery at present. Sir Robert Borden Has Confidential Information to Impart Ottawa, Apr. 15.-Sir Robert Borden announced when the house met that there would be a secret session of parliament on Wednesday to consider the war situation. Ottawa, April 15.-Parliament, meets in secret session on Wednesday. In the house of commons. Sir Robert. Border*. secort>d by Mr. Carvell, presented a moiion to this effect, which was unanimously carried. In 'making his motion. Sir Robert said: "Having regard to the gravity of the position which confronts the allied nations at (ho present time and tlie desirability of informing the members of this house in a confidential Vay as to certain matters upon which it. is desirable that they should be informed and as the confidential information could not be given, on account of military exigencies, in an ordinary session of the house, I have referred to the leader of the opposition as to the holding of a secret session. The motion 1 present after conference with my colleagues is that such session should be held in the immediate future. It will then be possible to explain much more in detail when that session is held the reasons on account of which I think it is desirable." Sir Wilfrid Laurier remarked that he had been consulted by the prime minister as to the advisability of a secret session. On a matter of this kind, Sir Wilfrid said, the government must take the responsibility. There could be no harm in a secret session it the government wanted to impart information that it was not in the public interest to give to the public in general. The motion was then carried. . Sir Wilfrid Laurier asked if it was true that It had been decided to erect a house for the speaker on the cliff back of the parliament buildings. Mr. Carvell replied that this had not been decided upon but the committee In charge of construction had determined not to make provision for the housing of the speaker within the walls of the parliament building. Sir Wilfrid thought this was a mistake and that the speaker should be provided with accommodation as' is done by the Imperial parliament. Hon. C. J. Doherty, replying to a question put in the commons on Friday when he was not present, said that Lieut. Colonel Machin, chairman of the Military Service Board, emphatically denied having offered to Ar-mand Lavergne the position of chief keeper of records at Ottawa. As a matter of fact he said there was no such' position. Hon. A. K. MacLean asked for the endo'rsation by parliament of a proclamation approving the issue by the banks of excess circulation as provided by the statutes. Sir Wilfrid Laurier asked whether the banks had made a request for permission to increase the circulation. Mr. MacLean replied that the very fact that the banks had taken advantage of the opportunity given in past years showed that they _ desired it. However, he said, the proclamation had been issued at the suggestion of the banks. The approval of the house was then given. A number of private bills engaged the attention of the house. OF U. S. AT ONCE London, Apr. 15.-"-What is now most pressingly required is that the fighting force* of the United States should be brought as speedily as possible into the field," said A. J. Balfour, the foreign secretary, in speaking at a luncheon to the American labor delegation today. "The German plan," continued Mr. Balfour, "is to shatter the British army before the Americans can be brought into the scale.." TUESDAY'S GROCERY SPECIALS Large Packets McCormicks Soda Biscuits. Tuesday, each ........................ Zy2 *i*e tins Sweet Potatoes, each Tuesday �....................... ..... Strictly Fresh Eggs, per dozen Tuesday ...................".......... Panshine Cleanser, per tin Tuesday ............................... King Beech Raspberry Jam, pail Tuesday .............................. 1.10 25c 35c 10c 95c Fresh Rhubarb, 2 lbs. Tuesday...................... Tins Beefsteak and Onions, each Tuesday ...................... 24 lb. sacks No. 1 White Flour. Tuesday ...................... Large Florida Grape Fruit, 2 for Tuesday ...................... 1 ib. p!. Oleomargarine Tuesday ...................... 25c 35c 1.65 25c 40c Deliveries Every Hour Phone 313 * > > ? > # > ? > ? * PAT BURNS DONATES * A BATTLEPLANE ? Toronto, Apr. 14.-Patrick > ? Burns, of Calgary, generally ? donated ,i battleplane at a cost > ? of $1.1,000 to the Ifoyai Air ? ? force, through the* Canadian aviation fund, according to an ? ? announcement by Col. W. II. * > > : > * > > * THREE CHILDREN KILLED Washington. Apr. 15.-Three children were killed when the German submarine bombarded the port of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, on April 10, the state department was advised in a report today from American Charge Bundy. Three persons were injured. The bombardment followed a demand upon the Llberian government that it destroy the French wireless station at Monrovia. What the Prtss Agents Say QUEBEC CITY BONDS Quebec, April 15.-The. minister ot finance has authorized the bond issue of the City of Quebec for a sum of $479,000. The bonds will be issued at five year terms bearing six per cent. HAVE RETURNED An Atlantic Port, April 15.-Sir William Hearst, premier of Ontario, accompanied by Lady Hearst, arrived here today on an American 3teamship from Porto Rico. * * �fr CUT DOWN THE > ? COMMONS STAFF ? * - > Ottawa, April 15.^-Speaker ?  Rhodes of the house of com- > �j> mons and the chief officials of > > the house of commons staff >  are conducting an inquiry into '   the staff and Us duties" with the  < purpose of ascertaining whath- <  er or not any men are being un- * $ necessarily unemployed. The * * speaker will make a report in <; <� regard to the matter to the �  house. �    AT THE EMPRESS "The Girl Philippa," is the big feature at the Empress tonight. The Charleston News and Courier reports as follows on "The Girl Philippa, the thrilling motion picture from the novel by Robert \V. Chambers, in which Anita Stewart is starred: "Unusual is a mild word with which to qualify the public's reception of Miss Anita Stewart in 'The Girl Phil-fppa' the fitting feature finishing the Academy's successful" photoplay season today. " 'The Girl Philippa' has duplicated In Charleston Its New York success, smashing box-office records. At the Empress tonight. AT THE ORPHEUM "A Tortured Heart" tells a powerful fair of the evils of village gossip and a charming story of American Southern life. Virginia Pearson, the star, already known to patrons of William Fox master films,' herself is a noted beauty of the Southland, and loves Dixie so well that Iter interpretation in liis film of Lucille Darroll is done with especial feeling. As the blackmailing villain of tho story is found Stuart'. Holmes , the most successful villain of filmland, who has appeared in his villainous roles in many Fox feature films. At the Orpheum tonight. Also Charles Chaplin in liasy Street. It's a real mirth provoker. AT THE MAJESTIC Hall Caine's greatest work "The Christian" will be tho attraction at the Majestic theatre for three nights starring tonight, and with such a sterling attraction, large crowds will doubtless be attracted to the theatre. In this Vitagraph production of "The Christian," Earle Williams is seen in the role of "John Storm," and, Edith Storey as "Glory Quayle." In book form, the story of "The Christian," has been read by millions, and already thousands of people have seen the play. There will be but one performance nightly at 8.30, and all seats for "The Christian-' may be reserved to advance. One ot the best dramatic offerings of the season will come to the Majestic on Monday and Tuesday of next week, when Ed. W. Rowland -will offer the play of springtime and love eternal "The marriage Question." With superb moments of beauty, of drama and of love, with comedy filtering through like glorious golden sunbeams "The Marriage Question" will delight those who see it. It is a play with a delightfully wholesome appeal to young and old. The production is not a motion picture but one of the strongest atage plays ot the season. AT ST A RL AND AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM AT STARLAND "The Rise of Jennie Cushing," the Arfcraft production starring Elsie Ferguson, and now being shown at. Starlartd, is adapted from the book by Mary S. Watts< and is a big, grip-pins .story, modern in its theme and fearless in its treatment, significantly commenting on the tendencies of society today. Those who have read the book and have laughed and cried over the trtala of Jennie will weep copiously and shriek .with laughter at the touching scenes and the flashes of comedy in this photoplay, which marks the second appearance of the noted star in the films. Notwithstanding the high position in stardom attained by Miss-Ferguson, she is still young in yeRrs, and her beauty is famous on two continents. She makes an id�al picture subject, her youth and splendid natural acting making one forget it is a play, and rather forcibly impressing the audience with the idea that it is looking at actual happenings from life. There is nothing stagey in the production, the scenery and back-grounds having been selected with a rare degree of discernment, and the master hand of Maurice Tourneur, the noted French director (known as the Bel-asco of motion pictures), being apparent throughout. "The Rise of Jennie Cushing" is one of the best subjects released by Artcraft. , An added attraction for this week will be little Doreen White, who is heralded as the child Melba, in song. Doreen, although only ten years old, has the voice of a woman ot mature years. Her singing is truly wonderful. She has a richness of tone, and knowledge of tone production seldom equalled in one of twice her years. Doreen will, undoubtedly prove a big drawing card, and Manager Fleming is fortunate in having secured, her services. ORPHEUM TONIGHT 111 AND TOMORROW *�� Charlie Chaplin IN 'Easy Street Virginia Pearson IN "A TORTURED HEART" The dramatic story of a woman's struggle for happiness. :::::::: Written and Directed by W. S. Davis. 99 Open-Air Exercise and Carter's Little Liver Pills For ire tw� If you can't get all the exercise yon should have, its all the more important that you have the other trled-and-true remedy for a tor-' pid llrer and bowels which don't act freely and naturally. Take one pill *rery night; more only when yon're sure Its necessary* Geo aloe ban ittMture CHALKY, COLORLESS COMPLEXIONS NEED CARTER'S IRON PILLS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW ARTCRAFT PICTURES PRE8ENT ELSIE FERGUSON FAMOUS STAGE BEAUTY, IN "The Rise of Jennie Cushing* SIX PARTS DOREEN WHITE The ten year old Canadian Tejrauini in dongs. The little oirl is a wonder and will sing each afternoon and evening. Don't miss this, additional treat. ADMISSION 25c AND 10c. ONCE NIGHTLY AT 8:30 MAJESTIC RESERVE YOUR SEATS IN ADVANCE ItS TONIGHT, Mod. Apr. 15 GREATER VITAGRAPH PRESENTS THE 8UPER-FEATURE "THE CHRISTIAN" BY HALL CAINE WITH A WONDERFUL COMPANY INCLUDING . EARLE WILLIAMS and EDITH STOREY AS JOHN STORM AS GLORY QUAYLE Prices - - - 50c, 35c, 25c ALL 8EATS MAY 8E www, , RE8ERVED EMPRESS-- TONIGHT AMERICA'8 DAINTIEST ACTRE88 ANITA STEWART IN 9� "THE GIRL PHILIPPA eight REEL8, by robert W. CHAMBER8 Over five million people read this story as a serial in Cosmopolitan Magazine. With charming Anita Stewart playing the role of Robert W. Chambers' most lovable heroine, the wonder-film comes into being. Make sure you see it Tonight at the Empress. Also Alice Howell Comedy, "She Did Her Bit" miss alice Mckenzie WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY "ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP" One of the most interesting of the famous Fox Standard Picture*. Following its big successful New York run and its delightfully enjoyable theme. It is just as delightful for grownups as for children. A 66 950304 985249 D?7A ;