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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY, APRIL 17, IHlfi! NUMBER 108 Now Back in Ottawa-May Make Statement in the House Tuesday Ottawii, April 17.-Gcnuisil Sir Sam Hughes, whoiio home-coming on Sun- .;. .;. ,;, .;. .;, .j ,j, ,j, ,, REGINA NOW OUT OF DANGER .:. Uogina, April 10.-Wlillo the (mi)ital city is now onl of danger so far as floods are concerned, the town ot Ijumsden, fi few miles north, is in- very bad sliapc and floods are gradually croepinK in and sprcail-ing over the valley town. FRENCH HOWITZER IN ACTION NEAR VERDUN : ? retreat for fear of being surrounded and cut off from tlieir com-inuiitcations. But the RuSTsian forces wore able successfully to meet'the scries of Turkish assaults without giving way and after six days of the most severe lighting since the fall ot Er-ze'rum. the Turks fell back and tho Russians, after taking prisoners a considerable number of Turks, who confident of the success of their attack, ventured too far In tho Russian lines, resumed the advance. The warfare along the whole northern front continues wMtli the greatest intensity and miiitaTy critics hero find indications, in the re-grouping of the German forces and preparations now being made beliind the German lines, that; Field Marsiial Von Hlndenburg la about to make a maximum effort to take Dvinsk. Regina Banker Tells of Alleged Sask. Slush Fund Belief is That She Has Agreed Not to ^ight Against the Central Powers Opposition in Legislature Make Attempt to Kill the Bill Edmonton, April 15.-A deliberate attempt of tlie Conservative party to deprive the soldiers on Empire service of a vote was made in the legislature Saturday afternoon. When Mr. Cross moved the third reading Mr. Mlchener moved that tlie bill be recommitted to committee to strike out the words "within the province." Mr. Allchener did not utter a word of explanation and the only effect the amendment could have would be to render the hill ultra vires and make if abortive, depriving soldiers of the privilege of the franchise. Tho amendment was defeated on a straight party vote, 13 to 27. The session was spent in committee on statue law amendment. WARSHIPS IN SUDA BAY London, April Ui.-Kntonto allied warships have anchored in Snda Bay on � the north CQast of the Island of Crete. Rome, April 17.-The latest news shows a rapproachmeni between Ron mania and the central empires much greater than was at first suspected, as It included pour parlours with Bulgaria and Turkey tor a comraercial agreement. News from German sources asserts thiit this agreement goes deeper still, that the central empires have arranged that Rouniania if she does not join them, will not fight against her. ' Political circles, however, are skeptical, as they do not believe Roumanla is all'ectod by the arguments on either side, and will up hold only the ultimate victor. GRAND TRUNK APPOINTMENT Tho appointment is announced today ot llr. J. R. Melvlllo, as general agent, passenger dei^artinent. Grand Trunk railway system, at Toronto, and will be effective April 17th, 101 (!. It Is a new appointment and will increase file effective supervision of the Grand Trunk's large and important passenger service in Ontario. KILLED IN BATTLE OF LOOS London, April 15.-Lieut. Cyril L. Henry, son of Sir Charles Henry, was killed in the battle of Loos. Hitiierto ho had been reported wounded and missing. LETHBRIDGE MAN DIES HERO'S DEATH; OTHERS WIN MENTION Corp. Woods Killed After Teiiding Wounded Under Fire-Ptes. Davies anc Wilkinson Distinguish Themselves in Recent Heavy Fighting Regina, April 17.-li. L. H. Smilli. on the witness .stand before the Brown-Elwood conuuiBsion this morning, gave evidence which further connects Clayton Peterson with the $10,-dOO "slush fund" tlic licensed victuallers' association are alleged to have used to oiipose the banish-the-bar bill in Uecember, litis. Sniitii swore that Clayton Peterson cuinrt'to him on Doc. Sith, I'M'i. with a cheque for $-1000 on file licensed victualler.?, a few minutes after the bank luid closed, tliat lie marked the cheque and personally took it to tlie Bank of -Nova Scotia, which had not locked its doors, and had it cashed, and that he gave the casii to Peterson, In the olllce of William Peterson. Clayton's brother. He further swore tljat Peterson and Hrunncr, after arranging for a J.'iOOfl temporary accommodation for the licensed victuallers on Dec. Iflth, came to the bank lind receh ed $.")Q00 in cash. He also swore thai, he took $i)00 around to tlie Metropole in that branch and gave it to Brnnner, who later showed him the monej' In his pocket, and said it was a "Christmas present for EIns." R. .M. Gemmel, manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, gave evidence that an item in the clearings of December lath, 1913, for his bank called for' $1000 from the Bank of Ottawa. Adolph Ehman, a partner in the Metropole Hotel with Brnnner, told of him calling him Into his private olhce one day shortly before Christmas, lillS, and there counting a .package of bills totalling $500. A few minutes later, he swore. Ens went Into Brunner's ofllce and stayed for a few minutes. , The commission at noon adjourned until Wednesday morning at which lime Clayton Peterson will be present ^o give evidence. Meantime the com-missiouers may go to Winnipeg to take evidence of the Hillmans, who have been asked It they will give evidence If the commission goes there to take it. Government conspiracy cliarges will probably be proceeded with on Thursday, it was arranged. H. E. Sampson, crown prosecutor, is representing the government in these. >: : ? : ? : �:. : ? �> ? ? ; BRITISH VICTORY AGAINST TURKS London. April Ifi.-The British troops going to the relief of I : : ? ? : imm FOR ALLIES ESTION Fill .Frenchman Praises The British * ' But Says They Get Up Too Late in Morning Itegret over tho death of Cor|). CUas. Woods of North Letlibrldge Is mingled today with pride over tho bravo manner of Ilia death and tho fact that he, witii two other local men, Bruce Da-vies and "Happy .lack" Wilkinson, was "mentioned in dispatches" at the battle of St. lOlol In which the 3lBt Hattaliou, containing a whole company from Letlibrldge, played such u niag-nlllcent part. Wilkinson was wounded, but stiiyed wltli his post. Corp. Charlie Woods is very well known in Lethbridgo and was one of the Ilrat men to enlist here. At tlie time the war broke out he was ;ino-clianlcian at tlie Henderson gar^^e. When tiio llrst draft left for Valpar., tier, Corp. W-oods was among thjatu, At Valcartlor, for some reasoi)unknown 'to him, lie was rejected ^ud sent back to Holhbrldgo, Ho i^etusecl, however, to bo discouraged, and vylien (Jol. Bell of tho 31st called for 100 volunteers from Lethbridgo, ho jumped at tho chunco, .This time he mddo good and before ho loll Calsnry.waB t'lvcu hla llrat stripe, �'" The ofhclal oyo witness' account of the death of Corp. Woods says: Lieut. J. F. Arhuckle, with Corporal Woods and Private Baston, ot our 31 Bt battalion, undertook a reconnaissance and penetrated several hundred yards Into tho Gerniaii territory. Separated from his men In the darkness and i-woUndod in the face by the explosion of a shell, Lieut. Arbucklo managed to regain our trenchas, bringing- In valuable Information as to the German dofence. Private Baston whs hit In the ankle. Corporal Woods atayed 'with lilm and bandaged tho IVIARKETS May yi/heat .............. J.VifV wheat .............. May bat? ................ IVlay sflax ................. 113% 113% 441/a 1871/a WEATHER Hlflh .,'................ l;ow;.,,................ ;.Fi4i'�9eiSt: Fine and mild. 57 21 wound, but a little later was killed by a shell. All through the following day Pi'lvate Haatoh lay in concuai-inent within the Gorman area.� and after dark crawled back to our lines, Corp. Woods came to Canada from England. He was a singlo man. He lias a brother, Albert, In the 20tli Battery, which is now lu Franco. The lienor that has 'como to Private Bruce Davies of tho aist is vary popularly recolvod In. the dty, especially by tlie baseball fans who knew him well for his great ''whip." Ho was a Lethbrldge-born boy, living on Fifth Avenue Soiitli. .lack and BIsh Davies are brothers, and Mrs. AVallwork and Mrs. Moe sisters. In letters from the front to members of the Herald staff, Bruce was ulw^ys hopeful that soma day they would got Into some real action, Evldetitly his hopes havo been fuinUed. J, R, (Happy .rack) Wilkinson was a raenibgr ot tho Lethbridgo Hotel staff when ho joined Ufo Slst la No- (Oojri'iNUED.ON Page 3). Big Ice Jam Holds Back Water -Many Washouts Throughout Manitoba Winnipeg, April 17.-Winnipeg is in danger of a Hood. An Ice jam shortly beyond Selkirk is holding up a largo volume of water which is hurrying along from the south, and unless this breaks up grave fears are hold out for- a devastating flood. F. U. Davies, acting Dominion engineer, last night communicated with i^aptaln Howell, of tho itiarlno dopart-mont at Selkirk, asking (ietalls of the situation. Captain Howell replied that the jam was beyond Selkirk and that ho was now endeavoring to locate'it. At many points In � the ~. province trains are having trouble as a result ot high water and waahputs. On the C. P. R, system three washouts have occurred oh tho Sourls line, and two bridges were washed away at Mlnne-doaa. In case ot both C. P. R. and C. N, R,, trains havo been delayed, and lu some cases cancolled. London, April 17.-Baron D'Estour-nelles de Constant, on departing today for France with other French members of the Franco-British Interparliamentary committee who have been visiting England for the last . week, gave to tiie Associated Press the tollowlng Impressions of his visit: ".My conclusion is that Great Britain is great Indeed, and that Prussian militarism is sure to be punished as it deserves. Victory for us Is a ques-llon ot time only. Our children are sure now not to be deprived of their liberties. They will enjoy their peace, ;iot Gorman truce. "My only criticism is that England has still to hasten. Her people are-line and good and bravoi but tliey got up too late. "French people are at work every morning at least one or two hours earlier than the Etagllsh people." SUNK BY GUN FIRE ; London, April 17,-Tho siiiking of a neutral ship and a British steamship ' Svaa reported by Lloyd's today. The , Norwegian steamahiii Glendoon was ' sunk by gun fire. The lost British , Btoamor was the Harrovlnu, wWoli was j lUiiu'meU. 57776728 92332?78 06138729 662188 49 ;