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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1916 NUMBER 62 Business Men Fall in Line \Boil the Water For Red Cross Day Flans Govt, is Severely Censured on This Poin^ -Says Canada is Being Depleted of Men and Resources are Suffering Next Tuesday Ib Rc;unii'd budget li,0(l(j limitation in connection with the ta.xcs on profits of incorporated companies, and the in-crrase in' duty on apples. .1. K. .Ariiislrong, who spoke in the evening, was in favor of the increased duty on apples, but was opposed to larger duty on oils. Duncan thought the new business tax would prove to he iiictiuit-able. lie thought it would he better to have a graduated income tax. A. 15. Hellamarc, Conservative, said that the government was rather strong in raising $250,000,000 for war and undertaking to send 500,000 men. While not absolutely opposing the government, he thought that this country should first thing adopt its own security before taking so active a part in a foreign war. Koch l.aiictal, (La Prairic-Napicr-ville). Liberal, asked where the government wa.s going to lead the country, taking such a large part in this ICuropean wilr. 'ftie cost to Canada would be enormous. Great Britain did not expect Canada to make such great sacrifices. lv?ferring to the bilingual question, he said that Colonel "Currie should take Premier Vlearst of Ontario, over to Flanders, and show him what the KrCTich-Canadians were doing in the trenches. raise reg ask AyiHomiy Italians make a Kernie. Feb. 22.- (Special)-Lieut.-Col. Ogllvie, U.O.C. for this dlslrict, arrived in town today from Calgary, wliero be was In consultation with (General Cruikshanks. After a con-sukation with CJoionel McKay, of the lOTtb Kootenay regiment, and nieot-ing p. delegation of citizens headed by Mayor IJiiliill, the Colonel informed his hearers that he was wiring Ottawa tor authorit.y to establish a battalion for overseas service here In the Kootenay district, and that he had little doubt about his reeiuest being granted. -Mayor Uphill,. Dr. Simmonds, A. 1. Fisher and Sherwood Horchmer all I spoke of their confidence that a full battalion can be raised without serious diniculty, and the mayor pointed out the fact that suitable winter quarters are available without much- e.x-penEc in which several hundred men can be sheltered in a steam lieated building. After ihe meeting with the citizens Colonel Ogllvie wont to .Morrlssej; in company with Colonel .McKay arid Captain Barnes to inspect the soldiers at that camn. mportani gain London, Feb. 22,-The Italians after weeks of hammering at the Austrian positions with tlicir big guns, have captured the mountainous region of Callo (COllo) in the Sugana valley, and also have occupied the towns of Roncegno and Ronchi. By their nev/ acfiuisition of Terrain, the Italians are now almost within striking distance of one of their chief objectives of the war-the city of Trent-which lies, protected on the north, east and south by a line of forts, lij miles west of^^iho captured region. s Wanted Help to Save Roblin-Bank Manager, Badly Needed in. Probe, Has Disappeared From Regina MILITARY 08 KILTIES Board of Engineers Should Pass on Public Works Fernie, Fob. 22.-(Special to the Tier.nldl-At today's sessions of the Olstrlet IS convention nothing but j m,i,j routine business was dealt with. Vice-President Thos. Bl^gs made a report covering the few months during which ho liad been engaged in organization work. Ho look occasion to strongly recommend the conlinu-unce of the fJistrlet Lodger, a work In which he has always lieon much interested in pushing. 'I'bc committee on oflleor's reports Is busy with these report.'! and when ready the report and recommendations therein contained will furnisli the basis for a general discuaslon among the delegates. The District Lodger matter will liuve much said for and against the renewal of pulilicalion. As tliore are no contract renewals to come before the convention this i year, all contracts running over year, that most Imiuirtanl subject will not ho discussed at tjils Berlin, via London, Feb. 23.--Announcement of another important in the offensive on llie western front was made by the war office today. The text of the olflolal statement follows: "liast of tho Mouse river we attacked the position whicli the enemy has been fortifying for one and a halt years witli all means of fortress construction. In the nelfehborhood of the village of Consenvlye, in order to maintain an ombarrasaing effect on our defence in the northern sector of Woevrc. "The attack was delivered on a front well over ten kilometres (six miles) and we penetrated as tar as three kilometres Into the enemy lines. , ] "Apart from consIderablG sanguin-� ary losses, the enemy lost more than thiee thousand men In prisoners and i great i|uantitics of material, the o.\- Ottawa, Feb. 2S.-J. G. Turriff, member for East Assiniboln, has given notice of the following inquiry: "It is the intention of tho government to carry out the suggestion of Sir George IS. F'oster that every application for public works or public improvement should go before a competent hoard of engineers and business men to be reported upon by them for the information of the government before it is passed and put into the estimates." With the Kilties In barracks at Hen'derson Park fair grounds a military hospital is to be established there for the henellt of the 113th and the guards at the detention camp. Capt. R. B. C. Thomson, who has 1)een medical ofllcer of the 3�th. will be in cliarge of tho hospital. The tloetor, however, will not' spend all his time at the hospital but will continue his private practice outside hospital hours. The establishment of a military hospital will be a great boon to the Kilties. As there will soon be 1100 men at the barracks, it will be eiuite a busy Institution. Serious cases, however, � will not bo treated there, but will be sent to Gait hospital as formerly. ^, in. 1 . , i tent of which cannot yet be estimat- Mayor Upliill conveyed an invitation l ((,''ONl'l.\-Ui;i) OK .I'AtSE .'i) to tlie visiting delegates to attend a dinner to be given by \V. It. Wilson while they lire in the city, and the invitation will be lioartlly accepted. The Coal Crook Club has also arranged to entertain the delegates at n smoker. ^ The Fernie entertainment commit-too are giving tho visitors a smokei' In tho convention hall tonight. Utmost Precaution Will be Exercized at the Legislature Edmon^ton, Feb. 2;!.-Tho utmost precautions are-being taken this year in connection with tho silting of the legislature, which ojioiis tomorrow, la prevent alien enemies from obtaining access to the' �Hcsaion, Contrary to tho general eustoni, the opening will not bo open to the genoVal public, and admittance will only bo Kuiiied by poaaoBsIon of Invilntloii of the speaker._______________ ' ? ; > ? ? ; ? > NO MUTINY IN INDIA Machine Gun Fund Donations Total $600,000 Ottawa, Feb. 23.-In the upper house Tuesday, Senator Bostock was told that subscriptions for machine guns received by tho government totalled $6()1,272 and that tho sum had been deposited with tho receiver-general. Few Charred Bones All That's Left of B. B. Law IT'S GILL AGAIN Seattle, Feb. 22.-Mayor Illram C. Gill, seeking renoinination in Monday's primary election, received 30,-845 of tho ns.-ni votes cast. Kilties Have a Big Recruiting Day; Are Moving to Barracks Ottawa, Feb. 2:j.-All that remains of Bowman B. Law, late M. P. for Yarmouth, after the great fire had passed over him, was discovered In the ruins ot the parliament buildings by workmen tliis morning. Only a portion ot the thigh bone and a few other smaller bones were loft, and even these were badly charred. The remains were found in the easternmost, corridoit of the Commons, downstairs between tho debate rooms and the chamber. It la tliought that Mr. Law may have come out of the tele-' phone booth and gone to his locker In an endeavor to get out his coat and'liat. The corridor in question was the first to fill with smoke, since it was near to the reading room, and Mr; Law must have suffocated before lie could And an egress to fresh air. Uaymond, Feb. 23.-W. F. Stevens, provincial live stock commissioner, is a visitor in the south country, investigating losses of live stock on tlie range during the recent prolonged cold spell. He also intends visiting number of ranches in the south on which have been placed new breeds of stock, especially R. C. Harvey's place oil which has been placed a flock of new sheep, the first of its. breed to be imiiorteil into Canada. Your correspondent was given a long interview with Commissioner Sti'vcns last night, and the whole live stock situation was discussed. Hp said he wanted to know the facts. "I 'fully realize this has been a cold winter," said Mr. Stevens, "and I know It has been hard on range stock. I am sure there will he some losses, hut thank.s to the Chinook they will not be aS heavy as at iirst anticipated. The scarcity of water has also been a l>ad feature and 1 understand this was responsible for about as much suHering as tlie cold. 1 am pleased that conditions are as good as they arc." . Lord Robert Cecil is New Minister of Blockade London, Feb. 23.-Lord Robert Cecil today attended the cabinet meeting for the first time in his capacity as minister of blockade. His appointment is In accordance with the announcement that one minister was to have charge of the administration o* the blockade policy. � War Trade (Vlihister London, Feb.- 23.-In the House of Commons today Premier Asquith ofH-clally announced the appointment of Lord Robert Cecil parliamentary un-der-secretary ot foreign affairs, as war trade minister. Regina, Feb. 22.-The most dramatic point in the drama which for the past twelve days has been staged In the Saskatchewan legislature was enacted tonight when Hon. J. A. Calder, rmlnister of railways, said that a few months ago he was approached by Hon. Robert Rogers, whoae purpose It was to induce him to use his Influence to call off the Investigations which were being conducted in Manitoba Into the administration of the Roblin government. Calder alleged that Rogers threatened unless he helped him In Manitoba, to make trouble for the Scott government In Saskatchewan. Bank Manager Missing Regina, Feb. 22.-Another sensation-developed today In connection with the Investigations now before the committees of the leg-islature when it became known that E. L. H. Smith, monager of the Broad street branch of the Bank of Ottawa here, was missing fro.-n the city and his whereabouts unknown, despite all efforts to lo-c'Jte him. The presence of Smith before the legislative committee Is want- ed for two reasons. The account of the Licensed Victuallers association of Saskatchewan is kept In his bank and his evidence is needed in connection with the Issuance of cheques already referred to In evidence before the committee. The second and more grave reason aV. lllg- glus, farmer, Canadian; \i. K. Hat-son, clerk, ICngllsh; I. P. H.umphrey, carpenter, English; J. 1). Southwood, farmer, American; F. C. Coftay, farm-or, liingltsh; D. Masterson, brakcmau, Canadian; C. A. Reynolds, laborer, Knglish; D. Boyco,' laborer, Scotch; ,1. Redka, farmer, Russian; S, -Vere, miner, Kngllah; L. Tliompsou, contractor, American; Norton Earhart, engineer, American; T. ISvuns, minor, Kngliah; ,r, Swoppes, farmer, American. 'i'he pljiors and regimental banda ore^'iight on the job at tho rocrutting ollleea these days and are doing a groat deal to atir up tlio onthuslasm whieli makes the campaign go.  At two o'clock this afternoon tho whole Kiltie Battalion moved, out to the now barracks at Henderson Park fair grounds. Very comfortable quai--tors havQ been ostabllshed there for the men. Tho officers will take up their quarters there also In' a tew days. Major Howland, who will be Junior nia.^or of tho battalion, will report on Friday. Llout W. Vernon EM wards ot Calgary and Llonl. A. C. Cornell of Edmonton will also report for duly this week, Cardston Girl Dies of Blood Poisoning Cardston, Feb. 21.-After an illnesH lasting two weeks, Miss Rose Lea-vltt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .Tames Leavltt, Beazar, passed away lost evening in the local hospital. Death was caused through blood poisoning. The I'.uneral services were held at tho Stake Tabernacle on Tuesday. C. T, Mnrsden was arraigned before .Tuatlce J. Holmes this afternoon on the charge of operating a dray without Ihe necessary llconso as provided in tho town bylawsl The chief objection' raised was the amount ot license cliargedi namely $20, which was considered prohlbltlV'o. The decision rendered uphold tho bylaw. The case was appealed and will be tried at the next sittings ot tho district court In April. Recruits are Pouring in For the Kilties From Outside Points MARKEl S May wheat ................. 121% July wheat ................. 121% May oats ................... 44% IVIay flax ............;...... 211% WEATHER High................,. . Low................... Forecast; Fair :aTid mild S6 33 All points in the Lethbridgc district arc displaying great enthusiasm iu the recruitini; campaign for tlie Kilties, and all towns are sending some men nearly every day. At Uaymond and Claresholm last night two splendid meetings were held, netting live recruits, and plucing a dozen more in line. , At Raymond Uaymond, Fob. 3.H.-Last night before an audience that literally packed 1 tho first ward asseiiihly luill, when � B. II. Blton concluded a maguiliccnt appeal for recruits for tho 113th Kilted battalion, three husky young local men came forward and signed up on tho spot. Cheer after cheer rang through tho.building, and as the hoys walked forward together with Privates Card and Ucovcs ami Private Clillicrl of the 13th O.M.R.', the pipers struck up, "Cock o' the North." It was a stirring sight. Tho nanics of tho youn|.5 men who made tho sacrilico aro William Whlt-hi:ck, Will Arehnrt an(l, Lew Thompson, all of American birth. Besides these, papers Were drawii up for a number' more �ivlio are now arranging their alVairs to join the colors, and still five or six more are listed as good possibilities... Thus, altogether, the big recruiting rally last night was a grand success, and Mr. l^Ilton, Lieut. Asquith and the two fine-looking pipers arc well pleased. Mayor O'Brien occupied the chair, Live Stock Commissioner \V. F. Stevens, of Edmonton, spoke brielly but pointedly. 'I'ho commissioner has a calm, easy delivery and his very thoughtful speech struck deep into tiic hearts of his hearers. Lieut. Asquith said these wore days ^Vhen deeds not words were re-quired. Ho explained iiiaiiv details in cdiinec, tion witli the Kiltie Battalion, told ot the elliciency of the ollicers and paid a glowing tribute to Col. Pryco-Jones. Ho was accorded a lino ovation by the audience. Tho speech of the ovonliig was delivered hy Magistrate E'ton. He dwelt on the fundamental causes ot the war, of the present positioit of the combatants, stating that IE" tho backbone ot the onoiny was not broken by next Christmas, "Uod only knows how long the war will last." Ho clearly pointed out the' necessity for an Imtnonsu army. , Tlio-will � ot Great-fUrltain must -hp- asserted not only in the actual prosecution ,of the various cantpaigns but also "at "the Magrath, Feb. 22.--As a result of the splendid weather of the past ten days tho llelds have been ao dried Qut that threshing operations will re-coniinence tomorrow. Machine men are busy getting crews together, and before the end of the week threshing operations will be general throughout the district. About 15 per cent, ot the 11)10 crop is still atanding in tho atook and If the weather holds good tor the next three weeks the remaining part ot last year's record croi> will bo safely binned. The stook grain has passed through the winter In excellent shape and it is ' not thought that the grade has been perceptibly impaired. . With tho renewal of threshing comes the vexing iiuestion of ship, ping, for the great majority of tho inrmers want to dispose of their crops at tlie earliest iiossiblo moment. Little or no grain has been moved out of the district during the past two months and tlie occasional cars tliat have boon hilled wore only localship-Hionta to Lothbrldge or the' Hat, To Have a Gym � tinder tho auspices ot the M. 1. A. a liiovo Is being made to provide a gymnasium in town lor the young lads. A committee has been fonnert and tho council la being .asked lor support. THIS SHOULD HELP ; ; I*ndon, Feb. 22.--A roduoUon la I the cost of producing shells AviU-re- !� suit In a saving of-S'IU0,000 weekly after ,lune 1. This statement, \fm^... made In the House of Commons today ' by Christopher Addison, barllamentavy; _^ secretary of munition^. In, response-to ^ a question addressed to the unlnlsttV. of munitions, ^ 7 (CoN'muisu ON i'Ai I A _ii a) ............... I I , i\' ONLY ONE SURVIVOR ' ' J"' London, Feb. 22.--^TUo �^Inkliig/rgji) the British steamer DinjB;le::,1g;.rbportf4 ed by Lloyds, v Tliere probaliVJ' In only,, one 8,urvlvor. Noldo " " received. , I allb lidM) 1)0 568021 ?47669 49 41 64 ;