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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ,'OLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA MONDAY. At'C.UST ai, 1916 NUMBER 213 Commiss'n Con- cludes Probe Into Bribery and Other Charges JAWTHORPE FOUND TO BE INVOLVED I ?ut Charge of Conspiracy Not Substantiated 7- Commission .Divided.on McNab Charges Regina, Aug. Brown-El- -opd commission appointed to investi- gate charges or wrong doing of the ;bvernment and members of parlia- hent in- collusion with the licensed 'ictuallers of that province finds that .wo members received bribes, that mother member took money from an tppticant for a liquor license, prom- sing to secure it; that another mem- ber got money for a party campaign und in return for a promise to se- :ure a' liquor license. The commission unanimously finds hat five other members charged with bribes were not guilty, and hat there is no evidence against iither Hon. Mr. Turgeon or Hon. Mr. jangley, charged with wrong doing. The commissioners find that in De- cember, 1913. large sums were with 3rawn_from the bank account of the Licensed Victuallers Association for tjlpvpurpose :6f being used to influence memhers of the-legislature in connec- :ion ;-with :the "liquor legislation then unde'r- consideration. They find that and Frank .Brunner ageuis i' of'flie'Tnoney'althouglC.nrido'J ly.ft..TVas .being used io the knowledge and .with the consent and approval of several members of the Licensed Vic- tuallers' Association, more particular- ly R. G. Waddell, It. J. Barry, and 6. E. Sharpe. the members of the legislature charged with bribery, the commission- ers find that there is absolutely no evidence that in any way implicates J. Nolin. A. P. Totzke, C. Lochead and J. A. Shepherd, while they refuse to make a finding against anyone on the unsupported evidence of Frank Brnn- ner, the main witness, more especial- ly where such evidence is denied by the party charged, as in the case of S. S. Simpson. The commissioners find, that C. "W. Caivthorpe received a large sum of money from the Licensed Victuallers' association, through Clayton Peterson, as a bribe in connection with the leg- islation in question. That H..C1 Pierce not only received a large Slim of. money as a bribe from the Victuallers through Peterson but that he. also allowed himself to be used as an active instrument to fur- ther the plans of the Victuallers in an attempt to defeat the liquor legisla- tion, is the finding, of flic commission deduced from the statements made_by Pierce to Barry, Brunncr and Waddell and the evidence generally. Separate reports are handed out by the commissioners in the charge against 0. Bns. Commissioner J. T Brown stating that Brunner certainly from the funds .of the Vic tuallers and though he advertised the fact that the money was for Bns, "I am not at all satisfied that Ens re ceived this money or any part of it and for that reason I refuse to make a finding against him." There is no evi deuce, other than Brunner's that Ens did actually receive the money, says Commissioner Urown. Commissioner E. L. Elwood, in deal- ing with the case of after following the movements of Brunner from the time he drew the on the day he says he paid the money to Ens- "I therefore find Hint Bns did receive the SBOO from Brunner and as stated by Brunner." The commissioners are unanimous In finding that J. A. Sheppard, through one H. iH..Mead, a member of -the Saskatchewan Hotel Properties, Limit- advised Ben Marshall, built a hotel at Limerick, Sask., in the spring of Money and Baun- bach, to whom Marshall sold the hotel when completed, that, whoever got the license had 1.0 contribute to the party campaign funds. Seven hundred dollars of tills was paid. Sheppard handing ?200 to J. D. Simp- son, secretary of the local Liberal as- sociation, and opening a new banking account at Moose Jaw. deposited in his own name the S500. Charge. No. 3 The Be.rnhB.rdtB were the owners of tho Windsor Hotel at Moose .law and they applied for a transfer and renewal of the license it was refused by the board ot license commissioners because the house failed to meet the requirements of the Liquor License Act Joseph Beinhardt then had an Interview with Sheppard and J. n. MoreHry treasurer of the SIR SAiSMX A HOLE AT LAST LIEUT. RALPH PAGE. Of Lethbridge, attached to the Sitli American Legion, who lias just been appointed a captain in that unit. Glad to Escape Terrific Hail of Shells lieing Poured By Allies German Defences Now BAY THEY ARE FED UP ON THE WAR Severe Blows Are Being Dealt! Huns Along the Entire Front, T' With Heavy Losses in Men Omul! Bnti h Photo showing the Canadian Minister of Militia Tin i in idim Idol is IK is described in the United States papers, making ai imped ion ot a subn irinc on the Thames, London. With the British Army in the Held via London. Aug. teiday afternoon and asain today there has been heavy fighting all along the line from the north of Pozleres to the south of Ouillemont, where the nritish Joined hands with the French j after their own brilliant capture of the whole village of .Manrepas. j The resllit of ihe operations, in which many battalions took part, is on the whole, of advantage to General Haig's offensive scheme, and lias in- flicted severe blo_ivs upon the Ger- mans, not only causing them groat losses in men, hut making their de- fence more difficult and embarrassing. The number of prisoners taken cannot yet be reckoned exactly and they are! still being brought down in hatches from the battlefields and the lighting men cannot he bothered to count H A His Bisr tnem' but cliey amomlt to something T under 1.000 as far as they have been received through the toll gates these barbed wire enclosures into learnt Near Lethbridge'. And ItfBest Investment Even the-big-, spite :oV the millions, they i interests, in re, making out of .the war, look upon Southern Alherta as a land of plenty, according to H. A. Guess, general manager of the Guggenheim mining interests over the American continent, who is in. the city today accompanied by Mrs. Guess and son, and J. A. Demps.ey. The.party is registered from New York. Mr. Guess owns three sections of wheat land at Champion and has been there for a few days inspecting it. He has 1040 ncrcs. in wheat w.hich shows a splendid stand. Last year the farm yielded more than bush- els of wheat, but at present prices the 1916 crop will bring more, money. Speaking of general conditions Mr. Guess said he found them good in Southern Alberta. It was in 1910. that he bought his farm here and condi- tions now are better than he-has seen them on the three trips he has made since. "I consider my investment at'-.Cham- pion a good lie said. Regarding the metal interests and the war, he. said everyone American mining companies ;were making huge profits. After the war he expected there would be a slump. But be expected that prices would stiffen up after the first slide and the metal business would he good for some years. The company, .owns no mines in B. C., but Mr. Guess.' com- mented very favorably develop- ment of B.. C. minerals which, will some'day make that province one of the richest in the The party leaves tonight for Spo- kane and Montana points. Grain Ripe at Retlaw and Taber __Other Sections Some- what Later Cutting has started at Retlaw, north of Tabor, and at some points along the Carmangay line. Cutting in these districts will be general by Wednes- day of this; Crops south of the city are later, and will .not lie general until the n of Winnipeg Divine In- stantly Killed In Tragedy At Camp Hughes which they are happy to go because they are beyond the reach of the shelly lire of the British and Germans, la' through which they were compelled to pass; They are the men most relies to stop the British ad middle of next week. still-coming-. in, In Camp Hughes. Man., Aug. geant ti. O'Shorne Bethell, 203rd bat- talion and son of the Rev. Bethell, Wesley Methodist church, was shot and instantly killed today tllJl 1'ltt.k while acting as an assistant instructor of the class in musketry. The men were firing dummies, that is. they were using, the regulation clips ot I cartridges in which there Is no pow- some manner at present un- aml.mimy farmers are (explained, a vance at ail costs, hut today these men have admitted that they are'be- ing asked to" endure more than an nature itself can possibly stand. One of them used the English slang words for utter weariness." We are fed lie said. We could not' stick :it any longer." A few of them, at least one party of Saxons, surrendered without being attacked. They first left their trenches; walked quietly over to' the British., and said "comrades, we surr render." getting their supply with the inten- tion of holding the men until they live cartridge got the usual into trigger, instead of the usual clicir there was a- loud detonation and Ser- jeant Bethell collapsed. The bullet start to out. That's about the harvesting situa- "eye coming out through the back of his head, causing instan- taneous death. London, Aug. German government has yet shown no dispos- ition to agree to peace except on terms that would be intolerable or humiiathig to some of the said Premier Asquith in the House of Com- mons today. "The suggestion of Dr. Heimmer- man (German nnder-secretary for for- eigri affairs) that the entente is in- local Liberal association, when be was i jluenced by any pressure from Britain advised to renovate his V.otel..and r.e- is quite added the premier, new the application. It was then sug-j Asked further whether terms of any gested that Bernhardt kind had been suggested. Premier buto ?1.GGO towards the campaign Asftuith replied: "Only what has been fund, which lie finally agreed to and seen in the press. Nothing official." paid Simpson at that time the balance In three GERMANS RAIDING tion at the beginning of this wee! Rains" have held the crops back, es- pecially in the south and east on the Foremost line. Some of the gram went down during the heavy rains but this will cause little damage. Percy Love of Hetlaw is in the city today. He started cutting on his 1700 acres of wheat before the last rain. He says the binders will he busy to- day again. Several his neighbors are cutting, and cutting will be gen- eral by Wednesday. He expects His summerfallow to yield 35 bushels and stubble crops from 15 to 22 bushejs. H. Meyer, travelling representative for tlie Ford Auto Co. is in the city from a tour of the south. He says the crops south of the city are late, and little cutting will be done until next week. Around Foremost they are late also but cutting may start by the end of the week. "North of the city however, the crops are further advanced and cutting will soon bo general. Lethbridge temperature was close to the danger line on Saturday night, the mercury the Jixperiin'ental farm registering as low as 35. Last night, however, it was 30 and warm- er weather now prevails. No frost from the district is reported except a very little touch at Haley and Card- ston where-some low spots were af- fected. Garden stuff only was touch- ed, the grain being unhurt. The weath- er through Southern Alberta is clear and several degrees, warmer today. commissioners do not find that Shep- pard received any portion' 'of the On the contrary it appears, says the commissioners, to have been paid to Simpson for campaign pur- poses. Nor does it appear that Shep- pard or Simpson made any effort to RUSSIAN POSTS Berlin, via Sayville, Aug. by German aircraft on the Russian military establishments on .Isl- and, offr the Gulf of Riga, are being continued. Another such raid is (in-' nouiiced in a German admiralty state- Heads of Big Roads in Washing- Appeals a Settlement Washington, Autj. the arrival here today- of Louis W. Hill, president, of the Great Nor- them' End other western execu- tives in response to President Wilson's sumnioris, Important dev- elopments in tlus threatened na- tion-wide railway strike situation were looked for, although no general White House conference was expected before Tuesday. President Wilqon, however, made no engagements for today and stood ready to: continue negotia- tions with the railroad execu- tives. Makes Appeal .Aug. I Wilson appealed to the railroad of- ficials today to abandon their insis- tence on arbitration oC the dispute threatening a nation-wide strike and accept his plan ot settlement, al- ready agreed to hy the employees. influence the license inspector! or .the! ment today as having taken place on board of license commissioners. They the night of August 15-16. do find, however, that tho Bernharclfs were given to understand that the payment was; npctissary to have their application favorably considered. Charges number 4 and 18 were dealt with together by the commissioners, having arisen out of Ihe same trans- action. G. E. Sharpe. owner of. tho Clarendon Lake, was'siim- moned to appear inj..conrt to answer the charge of selling two bottles of whisky to one customer ever .the bar. Sharpe wrote fo Herbert Acaster, pre- sident of Licensed Victuallers asso- ciation, closing by saying" that he would contribute 3500 to (he Liberal party fund. This letter he showed to Dr. C. Lochead, member for that dis- London, Aua. two Brit- ish light cruisers Nottingham and Falmouth were sunk Saturday ir the North Sea by' German sub- marines, while the vessels were searching for the German righ .seas fleet. One German submar- ine was destroyed by the British another was rammed and probably sank. All officers of tha Nottingham were saved, but 38 of the crew are missing. Ai! of- ficers and men ot the Falmouth were' saved. .Ottawa, Aug. was receiv- ed of the capture by Inspector Lanaise and party of the Eskimo murderers_ot Fathers Le- reaux and Reuvier, the late Roman Catholic priests, who were killed in November, 1913, The murderers were taken in the Coppermine dist- (CONTINUED o.v PAGE J) tneir tivo years ago. MARKETS Spot wheat Track wheat bctober wheat October oats October ffax 50k High LOW WEATHER 1 Fbrvcitt: 'Fair, not much change' in temperature. IMPORTANT CONFERENCE An important conference is to be held of tllcT council of Hie board- ot trade at the board robrtis Tuesday, afternoon fit 4 o'clock In- discuss tlie matter, of seed grain liens. Ue- presentative's of -loan find mort- gage companies are invited to be' present. A conference is shortly to be beld'in tho lirov- incc of representatives of the provincial 'government, the ti. V, rural municipalities, mortgage find loan companies, and hoards of- trade, when the whole matter of llio seed grain liens of tho Dominion govern- ment as well as other matters alfootlng .the general credit of the province will be taken up. O.ae of the .important matters to bo discussed tomorrow after- noon here. will, be the appoint- ment of delegates to this con- ference Big Drive Against Bulgar-German Forces Has Have Taken Many Prisoners On The Isonzo Front Paris, Aug. Iroops began to disembark at Salon- ika Sunday. ALLIED LINE ADVANCED London, Aug British on [he Salonika front have advanced their lino and repulsed counter-attacks by the Bulgarians. FIGHTING STILL IN PROGRESS Paris, Aug. further details of operations on the Salon- ika front are given in the report loday from the French army of the east, which shows that fighting is still in 'progress along the, whole line. OFFENSIVE DEVELOPING London. Aug. offensive on the Salonika front is slowly developing, and the lighting is growing in intensity on the ].iO-mile bailie line from Lake Prcsba to Lake Doiran. Both sides claim minor successes, but apparently no action of first import- ance has occurred as yet. An interesting feature of (his situation is ihe advance of'Bufgarian detachments toward the Greek sea- port of Kavala. This port is well to the cast of the allied front, and the purpose of Ihe Bulgarian move is not made clear in the dispatches. BULGARIANS PUSH ADVANCE Athtis, Aug. forces moving toward Kavala Iready pushed their outposts to a point seven miles from iorl. The Greek government has ordered three divisions of Ihe Greek army still remaining in the. vicinity of Crania and SOITCB to retire before the Bulgarian advance. COUNTER OFFENSIXE.CHECKED Paris. altemplcd counter-offensive, by German and Bulgarian flauksjif the "ontc'ii'le aliicV-frohtin Macedonia, with apparent .intention oTIiindering -the plans of General Sarrail, the entente commander, will have no effect; on the execution of his campaign, it is here stated. GERMANS ATTACK AT VERDUN Paris, Aug. Germans delivered a violent attack on 1-Teury near Verdun last night, flaming liquid, hut without result. FRENCH GAIN A WOOD Paris, Aug. French have carried the strongly organ'izeif'wood between Guillemont and Maurepas, tak- ing a large quantity of war material. Paris. Aug. of the Somme in addition to import- ant captures of material mentioned Sunday we took six field guns in the wood which our Iroops captured yesterday between Maure- pas and Guillemont. 'During-the-night there were violent artil- lery actions oirtiie Soinnic front. "On the right bank of the Meuse (Verdun front) the Germans Sunday delivered a powerful attack, accompanied by the use of flaming liquids, against Fleury. Our fire slopped the enemy and inflicted serious '.y BRITISH REPULSE GERMANS London, Aug. strong German detachment drove back i the British covering patrols northwest of" Highwood oir the iSomnic front this morning, bill were slopped when they came under the fire of the British positions west of-the wood, says to- day's war olliee statement. Bombing attacks on Highwood -were- repulsed. STUPENDOUS AUSTRIAN LOSSES Koine. Aug. to ollicial estimate the Austrian losses on the during the great Italian advance between August 6lh and 14th, exceeded men and the number of prisoners'" captured by General Cadorna's troops Italians are experiencing Ihe same conditions iis the British army in France, for they are up against a second line of defences which Austria has been fortifying for two years just beyond the Plain of Dobcrdo, below the Carso heights. ITALIANS CONSOLIDATING Rome, Aug. Italians have advanced in tlie region east of Gorizia'and on the Carso Plateau are holding fast to the ground won, occupying themselves with consolidating recently captured positions. Russians Driving Through The Carpathian Passes Pcirograd. Aug. Russians are pressing forward vig- orously through hvo "of tile Carpathian passes which lead to Hun- Following the announcement last week'of advances in the vicinity of Korosmezo, which is just over the border in Hungary, (lie war office today reported'troops again in the pass east ot tins region, leading south frdm Kuty. The capture of JnblomUa and Fereskul on the Chcrinosli river, which forms the boundary be- tween Galicia and Bukowina is announced. Jablonitza is about 20 miles north of the Hungarian border. RUSSIANS FURTHER ADVANCE Petrograd, Aug. Russians made further ad- vances at 'sonic points along the Slokhod line where they broke through the Auslro-Hunganan defenses last week The capture. of more than men in, this region in two days is reported, t L- ;