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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1916 NUMBER 61 "II J ARGESAR RIVIA SCO Sask. Govt. Will Not Have E n q u i ry-Commission to Investigate Other Charges ; : ? ? : > ; �:� FRENCH POSITION CAPTURED ? - ? Berlin, via London, Feb. 22. '> -The capture of 800 metreo of ? the French position at Souchez ? by German troope Is announc- *t* ed today, by the German war ? office. > ? ? ? ? ? : FIVE KILLED, 50 TOURED, WHEN NEW YORK EXPRESSES COLLIDE Milfonl, Conn., Feb. 22.-At least five, per.sons were killed ami more than fifty passengers were injured today when the Connecticut Uivor special No. 7!) from Springlield, Mass., for New York ovor the New York, .N't'w Haven and Hartford Tlailway, ',vas run into by a .special passenger train. This train was made up in \�;\\' Haven to carry pas.scngers who otherwise wviuld have gone on regular express from Boston to New York leaving New Haven shortly after 11.30. II is said that the flagman of No 7!) lost his life in a futile attempt to stop the special, running \ip the track so close to the engine that he fould not escape. His body was cut to pieces. .V rear-end collision followed a moment later. : ! ! ? : : TURK LOSSES ENORMOUS The Connecticut Kivcr special No. i pecially upon the moving train. The 79 had stopped al)out a mile and a' engine of the special was thrown half east of the Indian Hiver bridge 'down the embankment and was fol-because of a broken airpipc. The Hag-i lowed by the first two coaches. tMah went back with his red (lag. No.) Thes;; rolled over and over hefore 70 was drawn by motor, while the touching the bottom. The tracks! special, which hiid been made up at within a moment were, piled high | New Haven shortlv after the other i with wreckage, beneath which could j train left, was drawn by a locomo-1 he seen bodies of men and women. lt| five. U approached the klallevl train was not believed that any one was at a good headway, it is said, and | fatally hurt in No. 7n. Jlost of the Petrograd, via London, Feb. 22.-According to the latest dispatches reaching Petrograd from the Caucasian front, the Turkish losses at Erzerum are placed at 40,000 killed, wounded and prisoners. the; as yet ili is unknown whether p;ngi-' necr Curtis applied his brakes on seeing the fl.agman's warning signal. At the time of the collision a freight train was running west on the next track. When the smash came a passenger coach was forced over against the freight train, adding to the mix- Reglna, Feb. 22.-At last night's sitting of the legislature Premier Scott announced that the government had decided to appoint a royal commission to Investigate the charges referring to theft from the public treasury through the pretended road work contracts. It would Include, he said, one judge of the supren\e court, and he promised to announce today the full composition of It. Charges Trivial In regard to the new charges filed by J. E. Bradshaw (Prince Albert) ,against the premier and three other ministers of the cabinet, they were treated as very trivial by the government. At the evening sittinci the premier read a long statement giving the government's opinion of them, and refusing inquiry into any of them, save that referring to Hon. A. P. McNab, minister of public works, which was by his request turned over to a select conmmlttee for investigation. In regard to the charge against Hon. JI .\. CaUler, the government's statement was to the cITect that unless it was shown that the amendments to the liquor license act which he was charged witli promising the licensed Victuallcr.s in return for political support, "^-^verc : specified and shown to be false to the interests of the province, the charge was unworthy ot investigation. � In regard to the charge against Hon. W. V. A. Turgcon that he had borrowed money from the Metropole Hotel Company of Uegina, liquor licensed, aS a personal accommodation, the government statement wa.s that the explanation made in the house hv the attorney-general was in itself sufftcient answer. This explanation, given in the aftenioon, was to the effect that he and the lessee of the Says Unresisting and Unarmed Liners Not to be Attacked passengers on the special were trom Hartford, Newhaven and way points. Two Passengers Boston, .Mass., Fel). 22.-It was stated at the olllces of President Elliott of the New Haven railway late today that two passengers and live employees were killed In the wreck at up. The boiler of the engine drawing I Milford. Conn. Names of the passen-the special express exploded, throw-jgers and one of the employees have ing wreckage in every direction, es-' not been learned. Nephews of Major - General Steele Come From Montana to Enlist Washington, D. C, Feb. 3',J.-t^ou-lidential advices from Berlin today indicate that Germany soon will ia-lorm the United States that her previous .assurances that unresisting liners will not be .attacked without warning holds good for future submarine operations, provided, however that such liners do not carry armament. The German government will contend, the advices state, that what now is characterized as delen-siie armament, really is ofTcnsivc armament when submarines arc con-fertied and will propose discussion with the tTnited States of what de- Cardstoii, Fob. 21.-Two more re-fensive afmament properly may be. ei-uits were added to the Kilties to- .\s none of the British and French ''ay. when Harold and .lohn Steele, of liners now clearing from American j'drowning, Montana, handed In their ports carry anv guns, whatever, such assurances from Germany will be in the nature of reassurances for the safety for the neutrals they carry, oven under the terms ot the new suh-marinc campaign. Don't Forget Red Cross Day Citizens should be ready to do their utmiOEt on February 29, the big Red Cross day in Lethbridge and over the whole province. Merchants are being asked to donate a percentage of their business on that day. Help them make it as big a day as possible. m\ AT BOW s AS REM SEGUIATION WB AI!D� Calgary, Alta., Feh. 22.-The severity with which the decision of the council that all employees who were born in countries lio'.v at w.irwith Britain and her should be dis- names to the local recruiting committee and passed the necessary examinations. The young men came In on Sunday, riding 40 mile^ to enlist. They are nephews of .Major l^ieneral Steele of Winnipeg, and have already one brother at the front who has been twice wounded and Is now hack a third time. Another brother is at present training in England. The Cardston recruiting committee is very active and 'prospects" are being enrolled daily. It is expected some ten recruits will be sent to Lethbridge on Wednesday. The Kiltie dance on Friday evening netted |48 which will be used in furthering the recruiting campaign. CAROlfPlfNEER efTect that he and the lessee oi the, ^j,^ ^^^^ :\Ietropole hotel had gone into specu- ,,,m, imiividuals alT-'ited l,v that dilation in oil stocks together, and 1 �- ------ . ,� . , , , that he was eventually $200 out ol One Minister to Have Charge of Blockade Policy Four Recruits Enlist at Meeting Held in Gas Town-Leth-bridge Men Speak Turkish Retreat is the Most Precipitate o: the War Loudon, Feb', was made today Lansdowne, minister Four more husky recruits from Bow Island is the result of the monster recruiting meeting hold in that town last night. Mayor Hoberton presiding. Cnpt. Leech, Judge .lackson and U. H. Elton of I..ct!ibridge, accompanied by two pipers and a number of Bow Island boys in khaki, went 21'.-.\nuouncement down and were enthusiastically wol-by the Mnniuis of comed. The hall was packed to 11s- , ten to the addresses on behalf ot the witnoui poll- i^il^gg. vecruiting campaign. Music folio, that the government proposed to by the pipers and songs by local talent place under coulrol of a single min- enlivened the occasion. When the ister o� .cabinet rank, the administra- >l'Peal for recruits was made, four , , ^ . , ,; immediately stepped forward amid tiou oC blockade measures against' ES pocket through it. In regard to the charge against the premier, the government statement was to the eflect that it was not charged that the premier had personal knowledge of the hotelmen'.s cou-Iributions to his campaign lund or that there had been unworthy con-siileratjons in return. The opposition reply to the statement was given by I). .1. Wylie, :viaple Creek, lie said only a twisted moral vision could regard the charges in sucli light and asked if it were necessary to prove the government momhcrs guilty ot ollcnccs against the criminal code to secure investigations. / CANADA HONORS W. M. HUGHES . Ottawa, Feb. 21.-Premier William M. HughoB, of Australia, who is in Ottawa on his way to London, was sworn in today by tlio Uuke of Con-naught, governor-general, as a mem-bur ot the Canadian privy council. After ilio ceremony bo sat with the (.'anadlan cabinet and dlscuHsed liu-jicrial defence. This is the first occasion on which n member of another overseas ministry has been admitted to membership in the JDoralnlon government. The action was designed, it was said, to emphasize the feeling of fraternity which exists thro,ughout the British Jilmplve. ing, was exemplified at; last, nighi s meeting oi the council in the case Walter .Vlirens. .\brens has been motorman on the street, railway. His record, according; to Commissioner Graves, has been flawless. He and his father before him are naturalized British citizens. In addition, he has worn th?. king's uii-torm. Yet, because he wai horn ii> Germany (although he left that cniint y wheii an infant), he I'omos under tlie ban and is dismissed. The council, while exprc.-i.jing lyrn-])athy with this man's oa�!, den'ded to adhere to its resolution, ;l:le is once again on the move. Since llu' new year over 12") lots in soutliwest! (.lardston have changed hands, and many other transactions are under i consideration. The reason tor the ac-l tivity is the oil boom and the pros-porous outlook of the district in general. T'he purchasing is not only confined to speculttbors as on the lots sold recently two modern residences belonging Weston. Hcials to result in a prize court ruling that will clear away many perplexing features which have confronted them in dealing with the case. London, Feh. 22.-The House oE Commons tonight passed new votes of credit to the amount of �420,000,-000. This is expected to carry the war to the end of May, bringing tho total sum appropriated by means of votes ot credit since the outbreak of war to �2,082,000,000, a sum, according to Premier Asquith, "not only beyond precedent, but actually be-' yond the imagination ot any linaaciec ot this or any other coimtry.'' Ask Legislature To Change Name of Berlin City Berlin,. Ont., Feb. 22.-The city council by a vote o� 1'3 to 2 decided last night to petition the leglslatur* at the coming session to change the name of the city which for 90 years has been Berlin. A committee wa� named to confer with the town oC Waterloo respecting the union of the two municipalities and secure If possible a suggestion for a new name. REPORT IS READY Fredericton. N. B., Feb. 21.-The St. John river International commissioners report Is now en route to the governments at Ottawa and Washington. The building outlook Is bright. ;� .;. .;� .; > .; ENEiMY RAIDS Berlin, via Sayvlllo, l^eb. 22. ? -Air raids over Ijombardi ? with damage reported at tho > points attacked by the avlat- �> ors are announced by Austro Hunearian army headquarters > In today's official statement re- colved here. > ? ? ^ : ? ? : 39th BATTERY, LETHBRIDGE UNIT, LEAVES FOR THE EAST Zeppelin is Shot Down MARK1]'JS '.:-MAJOR A. B. STAFFORD Cdiumaudlag tUo sath Battery, wliloji. li)rt,ai|U(Jay rtlght for the cast. Faggan ; Nordcgg, \V.'White; George town, IC. E. Mallahbno ;, Carhondalo, i labor-rs throughout the world, Vice-J. Lonsburv ; Corbin, J, llodso'n. | President Tlios. Biggs occupied the . , May wheat ................. 120% these things would he done aWay witivj July vvhoat ................. 120 l,y the firm stand of all organi?Ed i May oats ................... AZ% Vs.y fliix................... 21214 Munv o� the .delagates hold ri'oxies ,<-"hair during the reading of the pr: which'brings the Voting strength ot Weut's report, i-.nd then, i" reg.' tho convention up to forty-flve votes, order, ca led for tecc.-'lr as. Cavlc. and is a very veprD^entdtive^ljody of i''opoft- miners who fake hold -pi tjic wotkj (UoNTINUKu on i'aul' o) WEATHKR High ............... lUow ............... Foraeast: Fair and mild. , ) V I- 36 24 I.,ethbrldge gave of her best, her bravest and her bonniest, to the fight for the Empire, when the 39th Battery departed Sunday evening for an unknown destination. There are many line units wearing the badge ot tho Maple Leaf on the firing llne.ih France, but it is no exaggeration to say that there ^vill be none finer, none more representative oC true Canadian manhood, than this battery of artillery, which after four months of training here, departed for the seat ot war under command ot Major A. B. Stafford. The Battery entrained at midnight on Sunday and the special cars which carried, them were attached to the eastbound train. Thtj boys had known for sonie weeks that they were liable to be called east at any moment, so that when the final call came last week they were ready. They broke camp at the barracks on Sunday morning, and wero dismissed from duty until 10.30 in the evening. At 10,30, with 5th Street filled with a great-throng of'cltlzena, the Battery boys paraded into lino in front of the Salvation Army b.arraplss, where ihey London, Feb. 21.-Another ot Gcr-manv's big Zeppelin airships has come to grief, and it,is probable ihat some, if 'not all ot its crow perished, � as it was enveloped in fiamos as it - I fell to earth, a victim ot incendiary answered tho i'oU call and received ! shell fire trom a French anti-aircraft; final Instructions, They were to march from there to the depot. While the boys waited In lino tor the order to move, they were tho object of cheer after chacr from the crowds on the sidewalks. Presently from down tho street sounded tho skirl of tho bagpipes, and round the corner of lird Avenue sw.ung the Lethbridge Mighlandors, over 400, of them in line, headed by Wielr magnificent nliio band and regimental^ brass and bugle bands, and led by their oHIoers. The Highlanders had come to act as an escort of honor to tho departing battery boys. Their arrival was tho signal for more cheers. Tho whole force then lined up and paraded to the depot. Here more crowds awaited them. At the Depot Tho Battery boys were dismissed and the interval till the arrival ot-1 the train was taken up in last faro-wells, and in Btlrrlhg muslo by the bands. Many were the touohlpg pcenes witnessed. The crowds swarmed over the depot platform and track, press-ing fond farewells upon the soldiers, (Continued on-Paqs 8)/ gun. A. Paris ollicial communication ;| reports that tho airship was south-i,i ward. bound from the region oliiy Stmenesould when the French guns:; at Kevigny began shelling it. At s^l least one of the missiles found its ft mark and the huge aircr^It took tixo'i'i and fell in tho vicinity of Brabant Lo Roi. Entire Crew Perishes X Paris, Feb. 22.-The entire crow'of $' the Zeppelin airship brought down bjT' French guns near Brabant Le Bol, Monday, 22 In number, perished, aoi cording . to. the Havas dispatch from Bar Le Due. The Zeppelin wa^'j: brought to earth by the tlrat' shot from an automoblle-mountea oannoa^ at Ravlgny. ALLIED SUBMARINE CAUSES PANIC IN CONSTANTINOPLE;^ London, Feb. 21.-An allied fBuW'.Sj marijie , passed through the' Dnrda-Jt nelles on Tuesday last,  reaohe^ the^ Bosphorus, and torpedoed � ono.y.tutiA and six transports laden'wltlifflunia tlons, according to an AtUejiB patch to Renter's Telegram oompanyT: The presence ot the JiostUe subtn^v caused a panic In Coustantlnpiiltt. 0542 77 5038 54 ;