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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 29, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1916 NUMBER 67 All Speakers Support New Legislation of Govt.- Debate Opens USUAL CRlTIClSMb Edmonton, Feli. 2S.-If the mem l)or8 ot the Icgisliiluvo who follow to- RND WOMEN'S VOTES Resolution Presented by Hon. Wm. Pugsley is Not Accepted SEVERAL SPEAKERS GREAT FIGHT MAY BE Germany Has Signed Her Death Warrant in Battle Now Raging Ottawa. Fol). US.-Tho ilobale on I'liriK, Kel). 28, via l^ndon. Feb. 2n. - l''i'onch counter attacks at Verdun may mark the battle ruging there "s tho beginning of tho end of the war |and mitrailleuse inii)lacements, which on the weBlorn front, according Io have previously rendnroil tho heroism ing from' one'half to tliree quarters of a ton, even tho strongest trenches aro smaslied into defenceless chaos military authorities liere, reading Ik-tween the lines of tonight's oMlcial bulletin. That ,tlip trenches have lil-erall.r been scraiiiied and the long-drawn Hold I'ortresH deadlock replaced by an old-fashioned pitclietl liattle is the groat lesson of the Cernian .attempt to take Verdun. Ilul in leach if infantry fi-uitlcas, arc? blasted into nothingness. Infantry Superior Foot soldiers have become once more, as throughout history, the decisive factor of warfare. Torn to pieces by Hhells, their front ranks ing it, there are good reasons to he-j melting under cannonade, waves of lieve, according to the view here, that Gcrman.v may have signed her own death warrant. What has been already Indicated in Champagne is �ominion-wide prohibition iiaving'i'ow clearly proved by the German day's speakers follow their example liedn postponed for a week, members | cannonade at Verdun: That under In brevity every member ot the house ; of the Commons today discussed ] concentrating Hro of hundreds of could apeak on tho debate on the ad-,other matters, including tlie ~'----- Canada, west of the Groat I^akes. With the exception of 22 miles, all of this has been guaranteed by the government of Alberta. "Referring to telephones, I may say tliat practlc^iUythe same amount of tonstructlon was can-led o.ut in 1915, as was done in the previous year. Tho great bulk ot this work was the ex-,tension ot rural lines, thus assisting tho farmer to come Into closer touch with his markets, and his neighbors, and has contributed not a little to IjIs comfort on the farm. "With respect to public works, that is, roads and bridges, I merely submit this brief statement to this house which emphasizes more than words tho: extent of the work done last Bear. "Ordinary roads, 517:1,500; tnink roads, $3G�,000; local Improvenionts, ?77.702; bridges, ?3.'i8,88,^ "But it Is with respect to agriculture, Mr. Speaker, that I would like to particularly draw your attention as well as tho attention of this housq. "As pointed out In a previous part of my address, I have referred to tlie Intelligent leadership the department of agriculture has taken in fostering the fundamontal industries of this province. I am s.ure the government is to bo congratulated on tho hearty manner In which the people have followed the leadership ot the department in this respect," Mr. Tobln, Leduc, In seconding tho motion referred to tlie titanic Strug-kIo In Europe and continuing, expressed jiloasuro that the women are to be plven tho tranchlao. Ho accorded women full ability to take their places bosldo men In all avenues of life, and ouoted the great women ot hls- Toronto, Feb. 28.-The feature of the session of the legislature will be the action of the government of Ontario on prohibition. A dry Ontario, with the principle of the Manitoba liquor act obtaining. Is the aim of liquor legislation which the government will submit this session. The intimation was made unofficially in gov-ernment organs and was confirmed at the parliament building today, although as yet no minister will take the responsibility for the announcemient. It Is said the prohibition measure will be/enacted for the duration of the war only. Turks Leave Coast Towns London, Feb. 29.-A Central News dispatch from Petrograd says the Turks are hastily evacuating Trebizond and neighboring towns on the Black Sea coast of the Cacausus. CRiliLSESSIONO S Mayor Hardie returned yesterday from Ottawa, Toronto and Chicago, whoro he has been on a business trip for two weeks. The main liuslness of the mayor In Toronto was In connection with the issue of treasury notes. Owing to an objection raised by Clark and Swa-boy, tho Toronto lawyers, to the notes covering a terra of flvo years, the time was reduced to throe years. Carroth-ers and Co. have bought the notes at nfi.35, which makes the money worth about 71-4 per cent. This Is considered excellent in view ot what other cities in tho west are paying on short term loans. The amount ot notes sold has been raised from $75,-000 to ?S5,000. While In tho east the mayor interviewed Sir ITi'ederick Williams-Taylor, general manager ot the Bank ot Montreal, who expressed the opinion that It was marvellous how IJethbrldge lias come through the period ot strin Chief .lustice Harvey arrived in the city last night to preside over the criminal sittings ot the Supreme ^ Court. No witnesses were present this |Findlayson. who turned In the alarm, morning so the cases were all Calgary, Feb. 29.-The Central Methodist church, southeast "corner ot Seventh Avenue and -First Street west, was � gijtted by a fire which started in the basement of the church and swept through the building in a few minutes. The fire was first detected at 9.15 o'clock by Jliss Constance Seymour, daughter of Caretaker W. F. Seymour, who was outside tlio building at the time. Miss Seymour wps attending her sick mother in their apartments on the third floor of the church and so rapidly did the fire spread that the two women were nearly cut off. The sick woman was carried out by Policeman Dan Petrograd, via London, Feb. 29.- ."Vnnounoement was made semi-om-clally today that tremendous activity has been observed over the wiole length of the German front in the east. There are various indications that spring will see another great effort l)y the Germans on the Russian front. Ishiormous (luantities ot incendiary and explosive bombs have been collected by the Germans. Another feature of these preparations is the bringing up ot apparatus for aerial warfare on an increasing scale. Aerodromes are being enlarged and great numbers of aeroplanes forwarded from Germany. Paris. Feb. 29.-The bombardment i were successful after an intense pre-to the north of Verdun continues with jiaratory artillery fire in gaining pos-greater iiiloiisity. Kjisl ot the .Mouse session of the village of XIanheullea. last night there was a resumption of The immediate counter attack on our violent local attacks. Near tho vll-1 part brought us back to the western lage of Douamont the lighting came i boundary ot this village, which we to a hand to hand encounter and the Germans were reiiulscd by French troops. German Attack Slackens Paris, I'^cb. 2!).-Militai-y critics express the opinion that the German forces wliich at the beginning of the battle of Verdun numbered probably 500,000, now exceeds 750,000. The situation Is now decidedly better, is the phrase commonly used this morning in the Paris press regarding the struggle tor tho great French stronghold. The French are beginning to re-act vigorously against the German "bludgeon strokes" whicli are having less and less effect and are being delivered With diminished energy. It is said, however, that they will bo renewed again today but at new points. The tact that the battle is now shifting is takMi as a sign that the German general Itaff has begun to despair of making a real impres sion on tho French defence. gency in such good condition. Loth-tory from Boadecia to the present, to bridge's finance.? compare very favor-show that In national crises women i ably With those ot any other weBtorn journed till Oils afternoon, when the case ot Rex vs Green, for statutory assault was proceeded with. This case is likely to last all day tomorrow. ad- i Miss Seymour also was nearly over- ahvays played a great part. Mr. Tobln in tracing the history of suffrage, claimed that In tho states which liavo accorded eq.uai franchise there had been an immense social and Industrial uplift. Even in tlio war women aro filling a share hardly secondary to man, Wien this struggle ^8 over It will bo women who will (Cox'xiNCED ON Page 4) Kilties Need 500 Men Yet .Tlooruiting tor tho Kilties is keep. Jng up with the good record sot last week. The battalion Is now over half ntrength and with recruiting offorts boelnni'ig to spread to tho north this week, ..le roraalnlug 500 men should bo gathered quickly. Following aro today's recruits: 8. H. Smith, Knglish, butcher: E. Ferguson, Scot, minor; ,1. Hamilton, Scot., farmer; F. Sukowsky, Ilusslan, minor; G. Cliambors, English, miner; ID. Martin, Scot., teamster; N, Iloiow-ka, Russian, miner; .1. Kockan, Russian, miner; G. A.. Crawford, Irish, drondresser; B. J. Nelson, laborer, Amorloal , W. P. Wltbock, toamster, Amelcan; U M, Nonl, butcher. Amor-lean; D, Card, teamster, American; A. Shaffer, farmer, American; F. Mlllor, miner, Ainer,: J, Davis, miner, WqIbU; R, a, Lanaway," farmer, Kng.; Alex, Park, flroboss, Scot,; a. Gold, imrseryman, Scot,, and W. F, Coil-edge, shipper, rOnglish. city. In Chicago the maror met President Marnoch of the Board ot TYade, on business connected with tlio city. Both the mayor p.m\ the president were met there by C. M. JMoI^nnan, formerly oC the Lethbrldge Herald, who is now In the newspaper business there. The mayol' 8a;ys that eastoruers have but a hazy idea of the west's magnificent crop last year, but aro qulto aware that the west is ou Its feet again, and on the road to prosperity. Raymond Japs Are Donating To Fund Itaymond, Feb. 39.-A sum In the neighborhood of ?7(iklias been collected by the local .lapanese colony and pa'd Into tho Patriotic fund here. This is a lino example of the friendship and devotion to tho common cause ot our Asiatic allies. Several boys from the Raymond colony have also enlisted with the Japanese regiment now being recruited In Vancouver. come with smoke and had to be carried out by Policeman Findlayaon. The women were given attention in the Hudson's Bay emergency hospital. Twenty minutes after the fire started the central portion of the roof caved in. narrowly missing several firemen who were inside the structure. While the flames were at their height Fireman Harry Newstead, of No. 1 lire hall, who was inside the building, was very nearly overcome owing to back draft. His hair was badly singed. He was helped to the Hudson's Bay surgery where ho was attended by a number ot willing helpers. Not fifteen minutes before the flio was first discovered. Rev. 3. W. Fal-11s, pastor ^f the church, was In the structure and noticed no signs of fire. The loss in tho lire is estimated at $50,000 to Sl)0,000, and the insurance carried J41.000. FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, Feb. 29.-Tho text of the ofil-clal communication on tho progress ot hostilities given out today follows: "To the north of Verdun the bombardment has continued with Increased Intensity. "In the sector to the cast of tho Mouse last night (liere was resumption of previous violent local attacks particularly In the vicinity of the village of Douamont, where tho lighting came to a hand to hand encounter, resulting in the driving back ot the enemy by our troops. "In the Woovre sector the Germans now hold under our fire. 'In Lorraine tiie enemy was successful in penetrating several sections of our advance trenches, but they were almost immediately driven out of these positions. 'There is nothing to report from the remainder of tho front." GERMAN OFFICIAL Berlin, via London, Feb. 29.-The text of the oftlclal statement on the military operations follows; "Western theatre-Very strong artillery activity has continued at sev. oral points. "East of the Mouse we stormed a small armored work directly nortli-west of the village of Douamont. Repeated enemy attacks in this region were stopped at the very outset. "In the Woevre our troops have passed Dieppe, Ahucourt and Blanzee. They have cleared the extensive wooded region northeast ot Watronviile and Haudiomont, and have taken in their heroic advance Manheuelles and also Champion. "Up till last night we counted un-wounded prisoners, 228 ofilcera and 1G,575 men, and further 75 cannon, seven of these heavy pieces and ot the most modern kind, and 86 ma. chine guns, while uncounted war.material is reported as booty. "In the forests at ThievUle, northeast of Babonviller, the projecting portion of the French position was attacked and taken. A large number ot prisouers remained In our hands, "Eastern and Balkan theatres-The situation is unchanged." SIR SAM TO FRONT OUawn, l'"ob. 28.-Asked this morning when he iiroposed to leave tor the front, Sir Sam Hughes, -mlnlstor ot inllltlii, said that ho expects to leave Canada about the end ot May or early In .luno. While ho has.not yet made his plans for tho summer. It Is altogether likely that Sir Robert Borden will again visit Bnglaud and the front in the course ot tho next few mouths, Jlagrath, Feb. 28.-That Magratlfs young manhood is slowly but surely rising to the call ot tho country's need is again evidenced by the enlistment of Frank Ashe. Mr. Ashe left last Friday morning for Calgary, where he expects to qualify in the ofllcer's training school for a commission. Magrath now lias in the neig}i-borhood of a dozen men serving tho colors. One ot Its earliest recruits, i Captain Hyrum Taylor, ot the old '103rd C.JI.R., Is now in France in one of the reserve famps busily ijualify-Ing for the aerial service. .Miss Annie Hlllier has accepted tiie Loehl school for the ensuing four months. The recent snow has temporarily hold up tliroshing operations hut machine men expect to renew operations the midtlle of the week. British Losses in February Totalled 18,000All Ranks London, Feb, 29.-British cas. ualtles In all war areas published during the month of February showed a total of 739 officers and 17,847 men. U. S. WILL PROBE TAKING OF HUNS FROM U. VESSEL Washington, Feb. 27,-Tile United States, today, inslr.uulei} Ainbaaaador Pago, at Ixmdon, to � make Inquiries at tho British foreign offlca reganUng the removal ot 38 UeHutins, AustrlaUB and Turks from tho American' Bteani-shlp China In Asiatic 'Waters, aiifl to demand (ho roloBBa. of prlHoners tf they were arroHted on the )iigU seas as has boon luUlcated, HUNS WILL ACT Berlin, via London, Feb. 29.- The Associated Press is Informed by Germany's leading statesmen that the new rule of submarine warfare which was announced In the Gorman memorandum regarding the future treatment of arim-ed merchantmen, will positively be put In effect at midnight today (Tuesday) February 29. RED The big campaign for Red Cross funds which Is In progress all over the iirovince today, Is making good progress In Lethbridge. Owing to tho sudden severe cold weather, the ladles ot the Red Cross -were obliged to postpone tlioir proposed "tag day." The merchants are donating a percentage ot Hie business done today, and the stores will remain open till 10 o'clodk this evening. The campaign will culminate tonight in an entertainment and dance in the Masonic hall, and a whist drivo in the S. O. E. hall underneath tho Masonic hall. The proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Mr. Frank AVaddington this morning received through Lieut. Gov. Brett, the following message from H. R. H. tho Duchess of Connaught, president ot the Canadian lied Cross society; "Understand a big campaign Is being held througho.ut Alberta on Feb. 29th for Red Cross. Would you please convey my best wishes to all workers for success."-Louise Margaret, President Red Cross. BRITISH REPLY TO U. S. French Cruiser Has Been Sunk Washington, Feb. 27.-Great Britain has informed Ambassador Page, at London, that it will reply to the American notes regarding interter- � Paris, Feb. 29-The auxiliary French ence with neutral mails and tho trad- cruiser Provence was sunk in the Me- ing with the enemy act at the earliest diterranean last Saturday, it was an- posslble moment. The notes were dls- nounced officially today. At Malta, patched several weeks ago, and re- 290 survivors have been landed. The cently tho state department asked for ministry ot marine estimates tho num- repiles. It Is Indicated that Great BrI- her of survivors at 870. Four hun- taln is awaiting tho results of con- dred survivors were landed at Milo. fdrences with spending. her allies before re- The La Provence sank in the middle � oi the Jledlterranean. SASKATCHEWAN MEMBERS ARE ARRESTED; PLACED ON TRIAL Reglna, Feb. 28.-When the house met this afternoon, S. S. Simpson (Battleford) read a statement denying the charge he h^d accepted a bribe and asking that criminal proceedings be started against him so that ' his name could be cleared, He intended, he said, to vacate his seat at once. H, C. Pierce (Wadena) made the same statement and wanted full vindication, and asked that the proper proceedings be taken In court. Are Arrested > Reglna, Feb. 29,-Charged with cor.-' ruptly accepting nionoy, throe of the Liberal members ot tho legislative assembly woro in police court today before Magistrate Heft'arnan. The casoB against u!" *iireo wore oiijH^ged to^'rhursdiiy and ball allowed. Five inenibors of tho executive ot tho Licensed yictuallors association charged with conspiracy again appeared and wore again remanded to Tuesday next, attor elbcting for trial hy judge and Jury, H, C. Pierce of Wadena and Gerhard Kna, ex-M. L. a., were each charged with corruptly accepting $500, but In MARKETS May wheat ................. 111(4 July wheat................. UTA May oatq ................... 41% May flax .................... 206 WEATHER High........................ 40 Lqw ................... -6 IfprPO^st: Northeast winds, very 09ljJ, light snow falls. the case of S. S. Simpson, no specific sum was mentioned. H, Y. Macdouald appeare^l in defence ot Messrs. Ens and Simpson, and W. H. McBwen, of Martin, Mc-Ewon and Martin, Is defending the Wadena member. H. E. Sampson, crown prosecutor, announced that he was ready to go on with these cases on Thursday morning and adjournment to that date was ordered. Ball was allowed In two sureties ot $250' eaoh, and accused woro required to furnish bond tor further $250. i , � - Simpson and Ens secured guarantors In tho persons of two of their colleagues In the house, J. K. Johnston and G. M. Atkinson. James Boyle, manager of tho Clayton- hotel, (Peterson) and Mr. Nolan, member' for Athftbasott, stood security for Mr. Pierce. ' . RfflilG IN OLD PHOCEOS London, Fob. 29.-AH hough single men have only two days more for voluntary attestation, reports Indicate there was no rush ot recruits tor enlistment Monday. Attestation has proceeded steadily since the military soi'vico act was passed, and It Is understood that close to 05 per cent, of tho ainglo men not accounted for when Lord Derby made his report have since joined tho colors, GERMANY AGREES Washington, Fob. 28,-The German government, within the uoxt day ov will, through Count von Beru-storff, inform the United States that German forces In Poland will not confiscate any articles of food or clothing sent from this country for relief p,iu--poses, ��, COftL CM Pernie, Feb. 28, (Special to tho Horald)-A cave-In m B north mine at Coal Creek this morning caught and Instantly killed Michael Slkora; a -miner, and seriously Injured his partner, P. Batallatto. MIohaol Slkora ; leaves a wife and three ohlldren who ' w-oro dependent upon him tor support. The injuries to Batallatto while' serious are not supposed to be fatal,:, Tho wounded men and the body of the deceased wero brought down tp town on special trains. " ; , The executive board of District 18,i' U, M. W. ot A., President Wm, Graham of Coleman, Vlco.Pres. BlggB,-'. Secretary-Treasurer Carter, Interna-i; tlonal Board Member Da-vid Rees, an'd H. Martin of Fernle, J. Johnson oE Coleman, P. Wheatley of Bankhead*. and P. Barrlngham of HlUhurst, 1b ,�. In Session hero today with : buBlneas >\ arising out ot the late oonveuti6u':;l3&'' ','^5 tore them. -i' ' ' COST OF REMOUNTS ^. *N Ottawa, Feb. 28.-The: mlnl8tov,-ol!; mllltia told Mr. Sinclair that tiheav.^t^Jfj age price paid by the departinenl qi',.| militia (or remounts for; the'vao o(