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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 191(5. NUMBER 109 SIR SAM HUGHES COMES BACK TO rO EXPLAIN . S. FORCES FEAR SPLIT IN COALITION GOVT. OVER CONSCRIPTION Asquith Ha,s Not Yet Revealed Secrets of Council Held Monday-Bonar Law and Others May Resign-Premier Postpones Statement to the British House of Commons. Have Again Been Fired Upon by Soldiers of Carranza VILLA IS NOT DEAD Sati Antonio, Texas, April JR.-Onn. Bell, reporting from El Paso to Gau. I'^inston, gave it. nr his opinion, �.tter BH thorough Inveatlgatlon as he could make, that the report o� Villa's deatli had been manufactured In .fuaroz. Consul I^tcher, who said he had been in communication with Cuaihulrachlc, also has failed to verify tlie report. Pursuit at Standstill The Camp of Gen. J. Pershlni; at the front, April 17.-(By motor and Avlroless to Columbus, N. April 18.)-The American pursuit of Villa i.s at a standstill because of the unprovoked ottack upon American cavalrymen by Insuhordinato soldiers of the Can-anza garrison at Parral. At Oen. Pershlng'9 hond(iUttrterB there seemed no prospect for the resumption of the chase, while there were numerous indications that a continuation of the pursuit would meet with armed resistance. A small party of Ami^rlcan officers were fired upon near here last night, none of the Americans being injured, i This, coming on the IiocIh of other | reports of sniping, is responsible for the belief that the expeditionary command Is confronted with a sotIoub problem. Reports received here from Car-ranxa - sources that ^ Villa colonel, captured near CuslhuWachlr, had promised to lead the party to tiiB" grave In which Villa was said to have been burled last Friday, is generally discredited by the rallitarj- authorities here. ' ' Has Halted El-I*a�o, Tcaas, April 18.-'rUe.Aoi-crican punitive expedition-Into' Mexico has virtually como to a halt In lt� pursuit of Francisco Villa. Dispatches from the front say that only small detachments of cavalry are operating In limited zones out of the army base at Satevo. Mexican offlclals hero Btlll believe that Villa's body has baon found, though no confirmation of the report was received during tjie early hours of today over the Mexican telegraph line. Offlcers of the de tacto government call attention to the fact that Villa never has been reported south of San Francisco Borja where his body Is said to have been located and American forces are only following a blind trail if they proceed over the Durango Chihuahua line. If Villa's body has been found It should reach Cusihuirachic soraetlma within the next 48 hours. It Is said by Mexicans that the trail nortli Into Cusl from the point where the body Is said to have been found is rather difficult and that It would talco some time before the body could reach � railway. Won't Chungo Policy Washington. April 18.-The president and the cabinet went over the Mexican situation again fully at the meeting today and afterward It was announced that there was no change In the situation uor In the American government's policy. UoiiUou, April IH,-I'li to last midnight tlio decision reached at Monday atlomoon's fateful meeting of the cabinet on the compulsion question remained secret and, although political goBsl]) was busy throughout the GVduing v,ith reports concerning the council, of occasionally confllcllng charnctei-, it is believed at this time of writing lhal liorrlng unconventional dIscloBurcfl Bucli as l.iord Randolph Churchill when he informed the Times of hla resignation on a famous occasion, it will remain tor Premier Asfjulth in I'le House of Commons to lift the veil from the Downing Street deliberations. One point on whlcli rumor seems agreed is that the cabinet meeting failed to bring about complet� nnlty of opinion as to thf; course of action the government Is to take. The idea that David Lloyd OporKc remains dissatisfied with the plans formulated by Premier Asqulth and approved by the majority of his ministerial colleagues, persists strongly, and it is further suggested that Andrew Bonar Law and Lord Curzon, arguing along different lines and Influenced by dissimilar con- reach an agreement on thiB subject, which has brought out the most serious crisis the prime minisler has had to meet In his eight years as head of the government. Premier Aaquilh is expected to explain in the House of Commons for a postponement of hi.s statement, and will be asked when the government's decision will be communicated to parliament. Upon his answer will depend whether Sir slderatlons, may decide to tender their l Edward Carson will move his resolu- resignatlpns. Postponement of Premier As ? eth-bridge men, left Edmonton on Sunday night for the east. They have been in training in Edmonton for nearly a year. In this regiment there is nearly a full company recruited in I^ethbrldge, Medicine Hat and other Southern Alberta points. REV. DR. BLAND TO GIVE EVIDENCE Ottawa, April 17.-Rev, Dr. Bland, of Winnipeg, arrived in the city and on Tuesday will give evidence betoro the Davidson commlssiou investigating war contracts. Dr. Bland's evidence will relate to the supplying of rations to western soldiers. Ottawa, April IB^Halt an hour before the bells rang for tlie Honse of Commons to assemble this afternoon, holders of tickets of admission to tho House ot Commons gallery gathered to the number of several hundred, anxiously awaiting the moment when the doors would be thrown open. As soon as prayers were over, the crowd, surged into galleries. All members., of tho house at present In the capital were in their seats and there was a feeling- of reativeness during the per-iod devoted to the few preliminaries.. Sir Wilfrid Laurior, as a matter of privlleso, denied the report in a Winnipeg paper to the effect that ha had conferred with Senator Choquette on the bilingual qi^estion. Sir Sam Speaks aenerai Hughes, rising amidst cheers from members ot his partyv said, with the Indulgence of the house he desired to make an explanation. In tho month of March he left for England. Before leaving he spoke to tho premier and explained why he was going. Ha asked that he see the loader of the opposition and find out If his presence was required here. He also asked the menibers from Pictou and Halifax the same question. Ho knew of nothing that required his re-maining. Sir Wilfrid: "I knew of no reason, personally." ' Sir Sam Hughes continued that n-day or so before he left the member tor Carleton wos speaking. He was killing time. The minister said he would not speak of his visit in England. When he heard .that charges wore (launched against the shell commission he. took' the first steamer home. He thanked' the acting minister of militia for the adequate way he had looked after hlu department. He expected on his return to read of something Important in the charges. He did not like to impute motives, but did the member who launched the charges seek the truth? It could be obtained In Ave minutes by questions to Col. Carnegie or General Bertram of the shell commission. U was petty, party, parochial politics. (COiNTINDED ON PaOH 6) ;. .> ,;. .;. ^ ... BOMBARDMENT AT .> VERDUN CONTINUES .> ? Paris, April IS.-The French ? first line trenches in the Ver- ? dun region west of the river ? Meuso from Deadman's Hill to ? Cumlerea, were bombarded on : Monday by the Germans. 12ast ? of the river relative calm pre- ? vailed. .;. .> .> .. .;. .;. .;. ^, AUSTRIA W ABAiON STR nn UULC Opposition Made Ridiculous in the Alberta Legislature Edmonton, April 17.-Humiliation is claiming, "let's have an investigation a mild word with which to describe i anyway." No other member of the the feelings of tho Consorvativo mem- I "Feno-J I'i" mouth. "Ques hers ot the house tonight when R. A. ! ^!�'i' ^.'"."ij" � Campbell's motion for a royal com- comlng angry and indulging In often sive personalities. As regards the politics ot the appointees, the preitoler said he was surely not expected to appoint enemies. The personnel 'did not call for the diatribes of tlie member for Centre Calgary. It is eight years since anyone of the commission Alberta.  6.' P. R. LIFTS S.t'i .lohu, N. B., April 17.- ______ ________......______________________ < "it ii annonnced that the em- imd taken h part in politics. One liad * bargo on the Intercolonial rail-been on the bench for eight years. < way has been lifted by the Ca-one had been In the civil service 14 ? nadlan Pacific railway. EMBARGO ? ? years, and the other had been U.aU' tenant-govei'nor for ten years. The premier thought he had as much knowledge ot public opinion as the member for Calgary, and said tliere was no man moi'e highly respected or enjoyed a wider reputation for,,lri. togrlty than Mr. Bulyea when he was governor, and if, as Air, Tweedle tivld, the appointment ot the commission was tho most serious thing the government hud done. In ten years, .ihe would be delighted to go to the people, Mr. Slfton said he wasn't going to dls-(Continued on Paoe 'i), IT"***""'!'' " " May whent July Wheat May outs . May flax . MARKETS 114% 116 4BI/4 188 ................. High...... . . 69 Low ...... 37 Forecast! i^pwer*. "unsettled" with' local mission to investigate charges that Premier Slfton, Hon. C. R. Mitchell, Hon. Mr. Gariepy, and Hon. C. W. Cross has conspired to interfere with the adininistratlon of justice, was disposed of. Mr. Catnpbell's speech appeared in the Calgary evening popers eight hours before. it was delivered and the attempt at besmirching the names of the ministers was. well under way. Mr. Campbell read his statement which for the most part was made up of ill-digested and inisundor-ntood Information taken from the court records and when Mr. Cross explained each case, leading members of the opposition sat with bowed heads and made no attempt at concealing their chagrin. , Mr. Canipheli refused to withdraw his motion and forced ten other members of his party to their feet. Mr, Weldonhommor, ot Stony Plain, kept his seat and refused to vote while Mr. HiUockB slipped out ot the house rather than vote. When Mr. Tweedle rose his face was flushed with anger at having to obey the party whip. IVUen the yeas and nays were cajlqd only ftT. Canuibell niid Mr. Mlcheuer voted yea, tho latter ex- Grave Dome^ic Situation Exists and Peace is An.\iously Being' Sought Loudon, April 18.-There are persistent peace rumors.in financial circles In Holland, to tho effect that the Austrian government, in consequence of the grave domestic situation, Is seriously thinking ot abandoning its share in the struggle, according to tho Rotterdam correspondent ot tho Telegraph. In this connection, ,sayB tho Telegraph correspondent. Importance Is attached to Baron Burinn's visit t6 Berlin, MONEY VALUE RISES chorus from the Liberal benches and tho speaker said "call in the members." Nino raorabors of tlie opposition voted with .Mr. Campbell and Ihlrty-ono Liberals against Reply to Charges Tho reply to Mr. Campbell's charges follows: As to the charge that two vvomen wore convicted and sentenced to jail and subsequently lot free, it was shown to have been a pitiable case of two young girls who had gone wrong. A. G. Browning, acting police magistrate, on representations from the N. W. M. P. doctor, that one of the girls was suffering from a vile disease and' was a menace, took the case under review and lot the girls out on suspended sentence under surveillance. If he hadn't, said Mr. Cross, ho would have been unworthy to have anything to do with administering justice. The case of two Indian boys wlio wore sent to jail for three months by two magistrates at Lac La Blche on a charge of stealing a door and two window sashes from a shack on a homestead, Mr. Cross explained that the father and two boya had liut these {Continued on Paoe 3). � London April 18.-Tho value of tlie German mark rose sensationally pn the Amsterdam Exchange market Monday on various peace rumors. Both ij'rench and British money also show-'ed slightly higher quotations. MAGRATH MAN IS AMONC CASUALTIES Among the casualties listed yesterday appeared the name o� Pte, Roy-Elliott, of'the aist battalion. Pte; Elliott Is.a Magrath man ancVls the owner of land in that district. Ho was originally from 'Vlrden, Manitoba. He was wounded In the IlgUt-i Ing at St. Elol. 1 825862 ?816 5577 ;