Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME IX. LETHBRTDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 19t() NUMBER (55 GERMANS STILL BATTERING FRENCH DEFENCES AT VERDUN Expect No Opposition To Liquor Act at Edmonton Kdmoiiton, (''eb. Ho.-Tlinl I'reinlet' thorlty for ilu' HtaU>nipiit tlial tlmrR Sil'toii and his (uIleTtguos ai'o reuily to l)i'ost'iit |)iibllc ljuslness to the legis-Intuif! was evidenced today when a liiiBlness slUinK was held before the debate on the .s|)oeeli from the throne started, and several nieaRure.s of ex-eoptionul im\)ortancH were Introdiu" ieil. Mr. .Slfloi) inlroiliieed the bills ienaetlnK proliibitton and conferring and both C. Hff 1 n i''"' franehlRc on women, an large Made m LommOnS l were given a nrsi reading o , Thej- will be proceeded w That Western Employee is an Enemy Ottawa, Feb. L'o.-The debate on the bndget was continued at today's sitting of Ibo house. With the excep-lion of a short speech by Mr. (Jeorgc Uradbury just before adjournment, the tr.llting was confined to Liberal juer.ibers. They included .1. J. Hughes, Prince I'^dward Island; \V. S. l-oggic, Northimiberland, N. f?.; .1. 0. Turriff, Kast .\8sinlboia, and Won. nodolphe Leniieu.v. The uriticisuiB mostly pertained lo government expenditure and the new business tax proposals contained in the budget. The speakers advocated a reduction in expenditure. They tho.ugbt that changes would have to be made in the tariff proposals, or many cotn-panle.s and firms would escape taxa- ' tlon which they ought to pay. ' Towards the close of'Ills speech .Mr. TurrilT criticized a imniber of Germans who are, or have been, in the employ of tlie government, lie in- Vhes will be proceeded with im-I mediately after the debate on the jspeecli from the throne, wliic'h starts j .Monday, and will be ready early In i the session for the royal signature. ! There will bo no opposition to either i bill. The I.lcenspd Victuallers Association will place no obstacle in the way of the prohibition bill throug'h their friends in the house, as has so often been predicted. A prominent private memtier who is closely associated with the Ii.-".Serious but not ] in lengtli, cxlends along the heights dis(iuietlng," is the common i)hrase offering every advantage for defence which is used today in olllclal and i and forming one'of the most foriuid- parliamentary circles regarding the progress of the (iermans in their attack against Verdun. Unaffected by the snow storm the (iermans hammered away all day Friday a( the Prench line which, although luibroken at the end of the sixth day of attack, was, however, again rectitteil as a measure of iirudence, the left wing being drawn into Champiieiivillo and the right being brought back a little south of Ornes. The new front, barely three miles able obstacles before the entrenched camp of \'er(lun. It Is In this narrow space that tiie Crown Prince is hurling his masses. Military observers here express the belief that a counler-off(Misive will be launched from this line at the iirecise and decisive moment, and that it will drive hack across the ground already covered with dead bodies of their comrades the battalions which are being hurled forward in the most bloody assault this war has yet seen. %vho lias had charge of dredging at the mouth of the Red River. Sweeney, ho said, -was pro-Germiin. .Mr. Bradbury in reply said that tlie attack on Mr. Sweeney was unfair and untrue. .Mr. Turriff, he said, "Would not dare to make these remains'about Mr. Sweeney outside the hoiuse. . Mr. Turriff must have been Htuffed by some one ,because Mr. ^weeney had given up a $4000 a year Job to enlist for overseas Hervlco. \ S SUFFOCATED NG. A .WRECK KINGSTON vouches for the fact that John Claj'-ton, a farmer on the ridge north of tliat town has been plo.ughing on his farm all week. This is the first ploughing reported. If the present weather continuBS the outlook la that preliminary seeding operations will he uitder way in all parts of the south next week. There is a great deal of work to do burning the long stubble of the Iflln crop, and the weather of the past fortnight has put it in fine'Shape (or b,umin^ Owing to the very small percentage of land fall-plowed-in 1915 the farmers have an enormous amount of work to do this spring and on this account welcome the fine weather. Kingston, Feb. 26.-Miss Edith ~ AVallace, Lansdowne, Ont., was suffocated in the Grand Trunk wreck hero late Friday afternoon. As the Kuburban traln^ pulled out the rear ..................... 46 i;,ow............... 24 Foropflst;'Fair, not-much change in tetiiperature. Word "was received in the city this morning of the death In an automobile accident last night nt Long Beach, Cal, of Wni. A. Navln.^a member of the Ann of Navln Bros., contractors. Moose Jaw, who erected the new iiost oftice here. No details of the accident were receWed except to say that a little son' of the deceased who was with hiin at the time ot tho accident was slightly injured. \ The late Air. Navln was well known in Lothbrldge. He la a brother of Harry Navln who married Miss Nellie Kenny, sister of Manager Fred Kenny of the C, P. R. telegraph office. Mrs. J. C. Miller, 1211 5lh Avenue So,uth, is a sister ot deceased's wife. Last August the Navln party motored through Letlibridge from Moose .law to Vancouver, later motoring to Long Heach to spend the winter. : ? : : ? ? ? : ? : f> KAISER LEAVES THE FRONT GERMAN SEA RAIDER ABROAD Now York, li"eb, 24.-The possibility that a German sea raider Is at large in tho JS'orth Atlantic was suggested when the Itallan.Une'r Giuseppe Verdi, from Italian ports. 9n hor arrival today repprfed that, she had received a wireless warning (r.om Hallfa.x to be on tho IpoJfQijt,fori such a t'easel. The mesaagal^avo'ho i3�alls ot tho location of the raider. Copenhagen, Fob. 26.-The Wllhelmshaven Zeitung states that Emperor WllUaui arrived at Wllhelmshaven on Wednesday morning and Inspected the warships there. Ho conferred wltli tho commanders of the North Sea fleet, � the Zeitung says, and deiiarted the same evening. ? .;. .;. .;. : Kdmonlon, Feb. 2.").-Prince Eric ot Denmark, cousin ol George V, and whose father is a brother of the Dowager Queen Ale.xandra, is hero to spend a year studying agricultural life In Alberta. He Is to be sponsored' by Hon. Duncan Marshall, who will place lilm In a position to sea. farm llto from every standpoint. The prince Is a very modest young fellow; ? and mnUos no show of royalt.v. He is, ? here with Dan Markerberg, the noted" ! creamery tnan of Innisfail, whosu > brother Is a high official in the Daa- : ? ? ? ? Ish government. Wheat Has Another Slump Wheat suffered another spectacular marine warfare, together with thc slump this morning, breaking 5% from Friday's .May close on the Winnipeg market, and 514 cents on May wheat in the Chicago pit. Thlff makes a break of 12% cents In May In Winnipeg since tlio close last^ Saturday, a rooesEion of more than two cents a day. ''Market rotten,"- Is the way the brokers sum up the situation. There le no support while tlie uervousneBs over the situation betwean United States and Germai^y relative to sub- terrific fighting in France, has so iin-, settled markets that buyers, aro afraid to get into \the game. .Mauro- ' pean nations havo hoen buying Uoavi-lly on the breaks, and are apparently > satisfied to let.tlie^market slide lowat,'!-') before making any further p,urohaeas,'; Cash wheat In. Lethbrldge � today;'Is . =' 97% cents for stuff on track,' while � - � the millers are buying round . 94- to give thomselves ample'' .;protectlou['i-" "J^l ir'i;';�|^W agalnstj further breaks,' 387427 7 424258 69297?