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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 19lfi NUMBER 58 REMEMBER-FEBRUARY 29th IS BILLTO mo ERS FOR LIVE STOCK IS 1 Mm J Western Banks are In Favor of Legislation-Make Seed Grain Acts Permanent-Insurance Amendments BRITISH GIVE -HUNS HEAVY PUNISHMENT WITH GUNS IN RETAUATION FOR ATTACKS liritifili (ioiK'nil irciiiliiiiaricrH, l-'el), 17, via London, Kcl). IM.-MriliHli iir-lilU-ry Hiivc Kovoro i)iniisliinenl- loiluy to Oonii.m (loops for I heir iitliifU on Uio U'cnrlioM wliorc! Ibvy si HI rnnuiin in ii iiorlion of lliu ISrllisli fronl lines. triangli.' formed by tlio Ypres-Coni-niiiipu canal, of wliich It forms tli(.' I)ank, and Mm Y'lri's Coniniines railway to tlie ;njrirt of llio Hritlsh trench line and foanied a deep crater. Owinn to the indescribable chaos of "no man's land" there was no loiiRer a deflniible line for the, liritish to hold. Rajild artillery liombardment followed and then the derman infantry advanced in masses. .Most of the British were able to retire to the .siipnorf lino of trenches, so that few prisoners were taken. 'I'he British did not leave the Germans in iieacefnl po.ssession. .\ series \ of bombing iiarties attacked tjiem resolutely and caused great losses amoiiKHt lliem. British artillery has since kept the international trenches under hc^avy and rejioated lire, internnitcd only by a terrible gale, which made artillery observHtion dlfllcnlt, and as J^ie Germans were closely massed, their casualties must have lioen severe. urain, provides that loans may be ac- sion when two bills were disposed of, eepteil on security of live slock, 'i'he and Dr. Thompson, member for tliatl other bill was aii amendment to the riding, lold the house of conditirr.': insurance act. Certain insurance com-1 in tlial far northern country of the panics liave bt^en incorporated hut before tlie license is issued thev liavo to net certain proportion of capital suspended. Tills is dillicult at the present time, and the bill extends the periorl for one year to enable llieiii to xrl their capital and take out a license. Sir Tlionias' amundnient to the liank net had been askcil [or bv the 1 lilted Fanners of Alberta, and was beiiiK itilrodueed solely with ;i view to encourat;ini; tlic livestock industry in Western Canada, and to helpiiiJ!; western farmers to sot llic necessary liiiancial assistance. IJominion. The house adjourne^ at I! o'clock owinj; to tlie dinner which Sir lloh-erl Borden gave to lion. William M. IIui;lies of .Anstraliji and to which all cabinet ministers and IcadinR members of the oppo.sitioii liad been invited. Sir Thomas Wliite reail extracts from a number of letters received from bank managers, showing that while about per cent, approved of the banking bill ll'.e other aO per cent, were not favorably disposed to it. lie said that as a ni'c western managers favored the legislation. COMiHED FOR EMPIIN Says British Driven Back Constantinople, via London, Feb. li).-.\n attempt by British forces in .Mesopotamia to cross the Tigris below Kilt Kl .\mara was repulsed af-i ter battle of three hours, the wai^ ollicei. announced lodav. The British, in their reli;cat, were pursued to their second line entrenclimciils. FOOND BIG PLO ESTROy 0 FA Detroit, Mich., Feb. ly.-Discovery of a carefully laid nlot to blow up a Windsor, Out., foundry is the late.st development In the local dynamite investigation. I'inkcrloii oiienitlves found dynamite so placed that at least as much damage as was done to the r^eabody factory in Walkcrville, Ont., last .liine. probably would have I'oIIowed an explosion. The discovery was made several days ani>, liut the secret was guarded. The dynamili!t/is held as evidence. Kelly Loses Out Again Chicago, Feb. 19.-Thomas Kel. ly, wealthy Winnipeg contractor, today lost another fight before Judge Landls to obtain his freedom on bonds. He is to be taken into custody of Sheriff Elvin J, Griffin of Lake county, and turned over to the United States mar-shal for the northern district of Illinois. "iCgiiia, Feb. in.-.\t 5 o'clock this aiteniooii Frank lUunnev, one-time treasurer of the Licensed Victuallers' association of Saskatchewan, was called before the liar of the Saskatchewan legislative assembly to answer to a contempt charge before a select Committee of the legislature. lie refused to answer when the speaker put the same iiucstion asked him hv tlie chairman of the committee. He vv.as accordingly committed for contempt during the pleasure of the house. Before adjournment tonight, Hon,! KILIIES ON IKESPLEN APPEARANCE E Expect Dissolution � of the Quebec House CE SWEEPS BOOiy MN A RZ Rumors More Persistent That Germany is Seeking in Vain to Make Peace--German People Very Resdess New York, Feh, I'.l,-Arlliur S, aiicial and economic pinch and unless Draper, London correspondent for the the government can enccnirage the Tribune, cabled this morning ; | people by ,i spectacular ollcnsive of "I'nollicially, (iermany is exceed-, material advantage it must announce ingly busy just, now, sounding the j that it wants to discuss the iiucstiou sentiment regarding peace among the j of peace." Another Report Chicago, III., Feb. 1!).-Paul Scott Mowrer', Daily N'ews correspondent at Paris, sends this dispatch. "I have reason to believe that. Germanv has made now peace proposals to the entente allies. The report is that Germany has declared its willingness to re-establish generally the status before war to cede part of Lorraine to France and to guarantee autonomy to .\lsace. "It is possible the proposals were immediately and indignantly rejected al from France and Belgium and the I by the allies, liayment of an indemnity sullicient to, "Tliere is a general feeling in Kii- allie.s. Feelers are being sent out practically to all countries except. Great Britain, "From ;i reliable source 1 Icarii that unollicial overtures have been made to P'rance during the last two weeks, but these led nowhere. It is said that Fianct^ replied unolUcially that she would make no separate peace uniler any circumstances .and that wiien the lime came for peace she would insist on .\lsace-Lorraine lieing turned over to her. Germany's unollicial offer included the withdraw AI Petrograd, ^�^;b. 17, via Ijondaii, Feb. V.\ Idelayod)-Ufteat rejiorts received here from lOrzerum say that the amount of booty, including provisions and ammunition, captured in the city by the Uussians is enormous. The Turks evidently had prepared for a long struggle and had turned Erze-j mm into the main jirovisioning cen-1 tre in Asia Minor. In addition tliu city contained {�ountless art treasures of all doKcrinlions wliich were be-(lueathed by the ancient civilization tlirougU which it has passed. rope th.at Germany desires  peace. �Messages from Switzerland assure tnc that evervone in that conveniently repair war's damages, "These frenuent and persistent rum-! ors are exciting much speculation here for ma--, being as rosy as her military post-, military experts believe there is lion would indicate. It is argued that crave dissension in the German geii-sniall military gains no longer serve oral stall .^s what course the central to divert the popular mind from tin- powrrs should pursue," or they ,nre taken to mean that Ger-; situated neutral slate is convinced iianv's'internal situation is far from I that this fueling is justilitd, Swiss Medicine Hat, Feb. 1!).-Ice in the soiilh Saskiitcliewan river broke up |!iere-ln"t evening and massed against -� I the bridge which connects Strathcona iD-'l'he Liberals ex-! Island with the city. The Avater rose Transfer Men From Battery to Kilties The siirength of artillery units in Canada has been reduced to 188 men per battery in keeping with the system in the old country, and seven says, not later than .lime next, and an appeal to tlie people mav he made earlier than the time indicated. It is also said that the proposed change in the cabinet will he deferred till after the election. the .1. A. Calder announced to tlic house; . . , that information had reached him; i''eager to witness Tlie streets were thronged in down town section this afternoon by the lirst that one of tin; most trusted employ-j battalion route match of the ll.'ith ees 01 the highways department had i Kilties, Xearlv fiOt) men and ofTiccrs left the city and the circumstances of Uverc in line, "headed by the piP'-rs, , llie ease, after a brief investigation, I ,.,.gimental and bugle hands. The hat-; _ led to the helief that there were de- ulion made, a (ine appeaiance, march-; ,,,.^ . falcatioiis in the department. He j,,^ ,, for ^ unit wliicli I PUT THEM ON ISLAND DUTCH TOWN INUNDATED Amsterdam, via London, Feb. 18.- .\ serious situation la reported from :\lonnlkendam, 8 miles northeast of .\msterdam, to which place the niieen liaa gone. The dam there, kiHjwn as "The Fortress" gave way today, and the water rushed Into the town, two-thirds of wliich is inundated. Telephone communicatJon � between Amsterdam and ;\lonnlUoiulam Is Inter- swept away, several families wiio live on the island being marooned, ilyna-mlle was used to break tiie ice up. Magrath School Board and Council Having Trouble pointed out that the jiiformatimi hail �,.,.. little practice. The unit coiiK! to him and otiier members ol ^yas in columns ot fours, and from the government as a complete sui-!ii,e head of the parade to the rear prise, as the olllcial in iiuestion was| covered a distance of more than a one in whom every one had the great-n:,t,y block. Many compliihentary est trust. : iiKi'rks were heard on every hand He regretted that the opposr. ;on; ,;;,nling Lethbridgc's battalion, a had .siu'u lit to bring their charges in is certain such parades will do against the government in the man- jm^.b u, foster recruiting in the cit\. ner in whicli thev liad. If the oppo-! -. silion had iloiie as iei|uestid bv thcj PRO GERMAN KEPT OUT goveriiiiH'iit, given them all the infoi-1 Ottawa, Feb. IS.-Under an order-niatioii they claimed to have possess-j |n-cuunell the TagUcIie Volks iSoItung ed it would not have been possible: iiuhllshed al St. Piutl, -Minn., has been for thin.gs like this to happen. He ^ iirohibitod the. use of tlio Cnuuilinn .said that the government would notimailR. permit the culprit or culpriis to escape, and he hoped the opposition would still see tiicir duty to the peo-ph! of the province and give the gov-ernmi'iiti every assistance in clearing up Ihese charges. In Charge of Officer Hcgina, Sask:, Feb, 111. - Frank liruiincr, former treasurer ot the li-cer.sed victuallers' association of Saskatchewan, ordered by the legislature to he kept in custoily by the ser-geunl-at-arms during the' pleasure of (Co.N'TlNlJKl) UN I'.WK o) (,!adi;-, via Paris, Feb, 18,-A concentration camp for the Gormans wlio escaped from Kamerun into Spanish Guinea has been prepared near San Fernando, in the Isle of Leon, The steamer Vlllavorde, \escorted by a ' warship. Is oxpoctod at an early date with the llrsl imjiortaiit contingent. Probe Defalcation of Sask, Official ENDS SUCCESSFULLY .Madrid, via Paris, Feb, IS,-It was olliclally stated Thursday that the no-gotiations by which tho governmant proposed to iic,i|ulre .vustro-Oermai vessels interned in Spanish ports had ended succesKfiilly. Bank of Commerce Winner in Interesting Case in Court Here Magrath, Feb. l.S-The school board met with the town council last night to arrange a more suitable expense schedule. The board Is dissatlshed with tlio present division of the joint expense account and unless the town council makes a few more concessions they threaten to take the olllce of assessor and collector out of the town's hands and aupolni a lunv man to work for the school district only. The council tabled tlie matter for further consideration, lug baseball on the well drained marshal and secretary-treasurer of the town was read and Gonqnered London, Feb. 19.-The complete conquest of Kamerun, the German colony in equatorial Africa, was officially announced this afternoon. .Montreal, Feb. ^ , ,........................, ......... pcct dissolution of the Quebec legis-� so^'cral feet in less than an hour audi members of the SUth have been trans-iature, the Gazelle this morning l^'e gieater part ot the bridge was | ferretl to the I L3th Kilties;, the 'transfer taking place today. Follow-, ing are the men transferred : .1. F. i Stark, E. Harrison, L. M. Fryer, A. Langvcd, .\. Sutherland, J. Held and W. .1. Long, Four new recruits were also signed on today bv the 113th as follows : W. .). Dunbar, .1. Mack-in.soii, S. Duncan a'"l Hcrlo. Were all tiie recruits of the Kilties now in their places, the battalion would be over half strength ot 575 men. A large number of men, however, have signed on, liut will not report tor duty for a few days yet. With next, week, therefore, the Hat-1 taliou will start on the home stretch in recruiting. J ER DONAIN FROM "I U ASK PROTECTION London, Feb. IS.-Reutcr"s Cairo correspondent says that many eastern tribes of Bedouins are seeking lirotection of ;no Dritiah authorities owing to a, dispute between ttrEr--west-crn and eastern tribes, which are bitter enemies. Both joined in the recent ll.ghtlng against the Dritish, In which the eastern tribes suffered se-___________ ... vere losses. Subseciuently tho con-reluctantly [ llict among the tribes arose, and the accepted. .Mr. Hodges has tilled these positions for the last two, years with the best of satisfaction and it 1.- a matter of deen regret to the co;:ncil ' TWELVE MONTHS FOR DESERTER easterns are now Hooking to the Kgyptlan refugee camps. .ludgmunt was given for the plain-tllV iu a very InteroBtlrig ease In liie Supreme Court on Friday afternoon by .Mr. .lustlce Ifyndman, The Ttilmr livaiich of the Dank tof Comnioice brought acUoii against DavUV Wilson and tlie Alborla Consolidated Coiil Co. which haa holdings nt'Taber, for some $47,0Uli owing, bolng- tho jirlnelim'l and interest on notes given by the com-|pany and Qiidoraed ' by Mr, Wilson, Hcgina, l<'eb. 10.-N'othiag oxciling wl'o 's u rosldont of SpnUuno and this rtovt'iopeil here todav In the iiinulrv owner of large uilno and tinibor in-now proceeding bttairo the conuniltoes torasts, of tho loglslaturo. The public ae-| The intoreatlng point of tho case I and soli It, the amount thus "recover. stood that the bank was to hold them as security to the extent of $211,."lOO, The liank later realsterod tlio lilaiis in oid-.T to prolee't tlieir riglits, ami now t'v i'','f(Midanl claims that his in-delMir !o ilie bank should ho re-diKc' �. 'lilt llgure, Tho bank, liow-ovc, ! J i. i that Ihe lots were rogls-tt^ied in It'; miinc. but woro still held merely ai n'rrrlty, and would bo re-Iranbloired on Mr, Wilson's wlplns otit Ills iiidobtodnosB at the bapU, ludgment was found in favor'of tho bank, and an order Issued permitting tho bank to forcloso on tho property and townspeople iu general to lose his valuable services, .No successor has as yet heeii appointed. The grand patriotic ball given last night to swell tho local patriotic fund was-a marked success. The fund to date approximates the $1000 mark. Much credit for this excellent showing Is due President Fred l\arron, Tho recent thaw has made many parts of Alagrntli miniature lakes. Never jierhaps In the history of tho towh has thure boon so much Hood water standing around. Pot Hole coulee has broken up and is bounding along toward a new- higli water mark, Littio or no Ico has been put up and people are wondering how .lohnny Chinook ever beat them so completiely out of tliolr Ice supply. Fanners are beginning to talk of un early sprliiK and recalling the fact that 1-i or 15 years agoi�oeding operations commeiicod in February, They are busy speculating on a similar condition this year. counts coninjltfceo met to investigate wiis that. In 1914, when he foiind him tho charKcs into the theft of $50,000 through pretended road work con-ttuots in connection with which a .jllgli ollioial of tihc dBparlmcnl has jabsconded but reeoivori onlv prolini-iiiary evidence by the heads of the dtajarimfut. tlio. auditors luiil so loiHli. self unable to moot tho notes, Mr. Wilson gavo the bank u transfer of lots y, 4 and D, bloclt 87, Plan A, Calgary, which he valued at over $;tO,-OOti, having sold similar lots for snch a llgnro. The trnnafor was to remain unroglHterod, and Air, Wilson tnidor- od to he used In reducing tho jud& ment against the tlefendant. Mr. W-llson claims that he has sunk over $100,000 in coul and other Ip.rrts In Alberta, but that, owing to '".) state of tho market, ho Is unable ,o dispose of his projierty to any udvun-taue. ' Another $2500 was welcomed Into the colTers of the city yekerday. It came from the Dominion government I and represents the bonus paid the jcity from the fund established under j direction ot the board of railway commissioners to aid in doing away with level crossings. Some time ago the city Tuceived a checiue for $2500 on account of the l?.th Street subway. The chetiue received yesterday was for the yth street ovorhond bridge, which has been in operatloa nearly four years. At the same time as the city learned that the government would ijay a bonus on the subway it was found that the overliead bridge came under tho same head. Tills i makes ,?5000 in all to tho city on these two structure.".. The C. P. IX. lias received a liko amount. Amsterdam, Fob. IS, via London, Feb. 19.-During the last six days great German troop movements have occurred In south and central Belgium, says a dispatch from the frontier to tho Telegraf. * Long trains with artillery and infantry were running along the railroads to the West and south, and some small detachments were transported, by way of Louvain, AVaverna and Gembloux to the southeast. Louvain, the dispatch adds, is a. strong point of support for German strategy and conference of high military oHlcers are held there. Montreal, Feb. IS.-William Pa-quetto, alias Champagne, who was found guilty of having deserted from the I63rd regiment, was sentenced by .ludge Saint Cyr to 12 months' imprisonment,' WILL NOT GO TO WINNIPEG London, Feb, IS,-Gordon PliUllps, publicity comraisslonor of London, has turned down an offer to become publicity commissioner of Winnipeg, Indians Chased From Camp by Ice Break-up \ hand of 20 Indians had to flee for their lives from their encampment ou the river flats yesterday, when tho Ice, whicli broke up suddenly in the river, overran tho banks and. chased them from their wigwams. The Indians, waist deep in water, and carrying their papooses on their backs, made good their escape just in tlino. The ice is almost entirely broken up In the river now and is moving out; In sreat Hoes. New Schedule Goes Into Effect Next Wednesday Official Reports Paris, via London, Fob, Tho j report issued by the war omce todav reads : "In the Artois sector tho is Clearing, expected to. move to. the, barracks a^j ^noW KS%^lvc� unimportant attack which was easily "1" MARKinS May vyheat ................. 12684 July wheat .................. 1251/2 r^ny oats ................... 45% May fiRx .................... 214 Commissioner Freeman tlie decks toilay for the new street car schedule which he promised the electors during the municipal campaign last fall. The schedule, which is advertiscil in today's issue of the Herald .is announced to go into effect on Weiinesday morning next. It is very mucli as outlined in the Herald some time ago, being u very dih'erent sche-| operating exiienses aule from any that has yet becn tried. Tho whole city will be covered with a litteen minuto service. Four ears will bo placed on a combineil blue and red line, each car making the I WEATHER High .,.................... Low .,................ . Forecast; Fair and mild. 66 30 Henderson Park on Monday or Tues day, which will make the new kcIiciI-itle piissible. 'j'he street cars continue to do much belter business than a year ago. For the week ending'Fell. 11, the business was as follows ; mit; 101,5 Uevcnue ............ Jl,113.1(1 $850.HI S15.;i5 .785.00 Surplus .......... $ 208.11 $ 05.34 The increase in revenue is about .10 per cent., while the increase in ...... _ ______ _ surplus is 300 per coat. Since the comploto trip from Noi'th Lethbridgo beginning of the year tlio street oats torniinul via the station loop once have made a surplus over operating every hour. 11 is thought this will expenses of over .U400, or more than afford,nufch hotter service on the. pre- $2.5 per day. sent red lino route, while there will Cut out the new schedule and Iseop . , T, bo practically no cliange in tho North it for future retorpnco. It is easy to tooH ulace, IsBUOd, InBtruotlongft'tpiJfty Luthbrlilgo service. The Kilties are work out ami easy to romemhor, ' dalllng off the concQi't, Vri^%- checked." German Report llorliii via London, Feb. 19. - .Vn-othcr fruitless attack by tho Uritish south.east 01 Vprcs where the Germans m'ently captured several hun- < s dred yards of irenehes was aunouno-, ; ed today by the war olhco.  TOOK NO CHANCES ..h South Vancouver, Feb. IS.-^Believ. i s Ing that prevention would be better , *� than cure, tho municipal oounoll ou, receipt of an anonymous warnju^ ,U,,-*'^ that the Kalenberg- hall, on Main,-X' street, would be hlown. uiV tonlglU U-the performanoe to be given-by ijblU � Uren under the a,uBplce8 ol tl^e liQ'ai';;4?| Cross, advertised for last *ev^jting'i-~ 63 705?44 7032 84 ;