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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1916 NUMBER 68 LS LEGIMURE 0 RUSSIANS IN niA ()- Further Speeches on | Speech from the Thi ? : ? ? .> ? ? > � ? : > .i. � ��; � "> ALLIES READY FOR WORST ? ? ? ? ? ? : Now Yorlt, IVl). 29.-Tile cii- .',00,000 to 1,000,000 Ircsli I' IroojiH at Uordeuux to be ready lor einorKcncifH, according to ? imasensorH who nvrlved here > today from l-^raiiC(; aboard tlio > iUeanier Koeliamboau- N'ono of '> AUd'i: aoJdk.TS, It was assert-> i.-d, biivc bHi'ii near ihc. battle : !lv.p3 in any ot the areiii�H of Ow wnr. Tiioy are .said lo ccimprise a pari of lA)rA Kitt-h-ener'fi new army and drafts from tlio Freucli coloiilos. ? ? : : Wdmontou, Fbb. 29.-A plea by Dr. [Blow oC Calgary for a luorntorliim untl viiidlcatiou' of tliu A\tatrlnn-R\if.-slans as devoted sons of Canada, by j-;. air. Slinndro of Wliiftoid, wore tliei*"* outHlandlng features of the debalo on .** tho Ilcut.-govcrnor's speech today. frho(;c were four spcalicrs, .lobn Kem �: mis of Pinclier Creek. Alta.. liavinp; j the floor when the Hourc adjourned J j at 'i o'clock to enable the monibpr.? lo I pay financial homage to Red CrosH^ day. Dr. Blow, wlio dscribed himself a.s hard lilt by tho depro.s.iion, was severely condemnatory of (he Government for not combiK across with a moratorium. Mr. AVhiteside, as an ar-enl prohibitionist, condemned the proposal to have an independent commission enforce the liquor act and scored leader Michener for veiled Klurs on the attorney gonoral. The Womanhood Suffraso lilU and |,tUo Liquor Act are down for second leadluBs on Wednesday and the former will have rlRht of way. Under the generalship of ilrs. .Nellie Me-Clunfr the ladles are orgnnizInK to Jill the galleries for the memorable occasion. As all members are. snp-liortluj? the bill the debate, should li lirjef, especially na the bill can be spoken to as well in the ilebale on the speech from the throne. Mr. Whiteside llr. Whiteside ^Coroiialioii) after a \ laudatory retoreuce lo the new lien- | tenant governor, dealt with ijruliibi-  _ lion, and said tlie huge majority show-I ed that the people Intend to be boss. Ottawa, Feb. 39.-The debate on 31e quoted hotelmeti as being de/laiit the budget, which has beeii proceed-and tlireatehlng, to close shop and :ins at intervals since Sir Thomas Charges of Graft in AlbertaJLegislature Edmonton, March 1.-Charges of grafting made by Dr, Stanley of High River ugaimst officials and agents of the liquor license department startled the House this afternoon. The charges were made on Dr. Staney's responsibility'as a member of the House, and he asked three supreme coui4; judges to investigate. The galleries were filled with women to listen to the speeches on tho woman's suffrage. The charges will be spoken to next Tuesday. Dr. Stanley charges that $25,000 was put up by the liquor men a year or two ago, and the understanding was thai (here were lo be no further demands. Big Grand Trunk Station at Montreal Burns Down Has jHon. F. Oliver Some Criticisms - of Govt. ])unlBh' tho people. , We .urged somo While � liiHde. hi� annuia.1 financial Montreal, .March 1.-The Grand Trunk railway station at Bonaven-ture was completely destroyed by fire today. Tilt! lire broke out early this morning: and as tho building was old and i-.ilbi:;i:.-ulile tlic blaze quickly gained ii'.iif.U r J- and the firemen could do lit-ll;- 111 ::avo the slructure. Tho flames shot up to an enormous height and the liri' was one of llio most spectacular Montreal ban seen for many years. The cause of the fire is not definitely known, but it believed to have been due to defective electric wiring. The loss will be ?:iOO,UOO. A great quantity of baggaire and ex-presa'matter as well as valuable I'ail-way records, was destroyed, but so far as known no one was injured and no llves^wero -lost. Street railway traffic had to be diverted in the district, hut railway traffic wili not bo interfered with to any extent as St. Henry station, two miles away, is available as a central depot, and ofliciala say there will be no dislocation oE schedules. Halifax, X. S., Jiarch wireless from Capo Itace last night ?!ays the steamer San Onofre reports all her fuel gone and that she is drifting towards the icelield., She Is sending out calls for an oil ship to supply her with fuel. The San Onollre registers ,")900 tons. measure to compel accommodation ifitatewent, was tioncluded at a sitting for tho, i)ub!ic after .luly n(!.\t. Ho!of tho liouse which ran into the early drunkard, the buifi and , morning hours. credited the tho down and out" a.i being largely * responsible for the big ma.)orlly. He opposed the apiiointmeiit of un Independent commission and pimised the policy of the attorney general In his udministratioir of the present litiuor act. wliich lias, been enforced without tear or favor. Jie (luoted statistics to sliov.- tliat tho enforcement of tho law has been rigorous, and strongly criticized Mr. Jllchoner for roHecttons on the department as coiitalned in Ills speech the day previous, in stating tliat the people would bo "double-crossed." Mr. Whiteside as a sTrong proliUiltioner is also a Hiiffragetto sup-portu'r Hiid (doquendy endorsed the act conferring the franchise on tlie Women. After the franchise all that Tomainw for complete emancipation is lo strike the word obey from the marriage coreniony, and he hoped the clergy would tako prompt action. Air, Whiteside also endorsed llie proposed "change ot name act" wliich gives any jjerson the privilege of 'hanging oitlier Clirittian or surname on complying with tiie regulations provided, but hoped that no impression wonld go abroad that it was a compulsory act. "God .tovbid that the alien horn filiould fool that they bad lo forsake the iinmos ot their families for sen-orations." It is purely optioiiHi. Mr. Whiteside concluded with an oloquoni vofurence to' tho war and advocated ' niunlcijiai a,uthority to Impose taxes lor patriotic purposes. , Dr. Blow Dr..Blow, of Calgary South, wlui.fol-lowod, said ho bad a little-, fault to find. Ho condemned tho govo/nment M'CUTCION CASE OM URY Hon. Frank Dlii'er and Hon. ArthXir .Vleighen each made speeches ot over two liours' duration, after whteh K'. M.J Xlacdonald. Sir Herbert Ames, George .McCraney, W. F. Maclean and .1. C. Ktliier were heard. .\lr. Oliver gave a good deal of time lo a consideration ot financial conditions and general expenditures, accusing the government of unnec(>ssnry o.itravaganco (luring war time. Ho criticized some of the details ot the new taxation proposals, more partlc-niai-ly the increased duty on,apples. Hon. Arthur Melghen in reply said that the additional cost to the western fanner, owliig lo Ibo ciiange in tile apple duties, would not be heavy and that necessarj- assistance would be given to a sti-uggllng ind,U8try in British Columbia. He said tiiat -tho expenditures of the present goveni-inont compared favorably with those of the previous administration, and commentled tho new business tax proposals. 13, M. MacdonaUl favored an income tax in preference to tlio business tux Imposed by tho people. He said that too much power was b'eing placed in the bauds of the minister ot llnance. George McCmiey emphasized the, desire of the farmers for, tree,'Wheat, whllo W. F. IMaclean renewed Itis demand tiiut the nlckol Industry of the Dominion sliould bo riationalU^d. Sir Herbert Ames confined his remarks to an appreciation of what i:;anadians liavo done for thci Patriotic Fund. ' , Returned Macleod Soldier Very Sick Macleod, Mar. 1.-Pte. Harry,W-it-son. recently invalided home from the front, was taken very ill wltli convulsions on Sunday night and rushed to tho hospital. The doctors attribute his Illness to tho etfects of the gas he received while in the trenches. Sentences of three months each were lianded out this morning to David Warren for supplying Indiana with liquor and Night Gun and Vincent Hunt, two Indians, for having whiskey in their possession. T.GIIlespJo, .1 Grauum lawyer, who leaves shortly tor England and ,to 'take a commission, was presented this luorning at the .Alacleod club with a handsome dressing case by tlie members of the Macleod and'district bar. SEiSICRyiTS S Kx-Chiei: ot Police Gillespie, who is now customs offlcer at Coutts, is letting no grass grow under his feet when there aro any-recruits for the Kilties in siglit Within the last three weeks he has seiit in to the recruiting oflice. here fourteen men us follows: Thos! Wigan-, Tlios. VijiUios, C. W; Lovey. .1. Gfiraths, L. .1. Mc-Graw, F. B. Bdwards, \V. Grifliths, A. Sutter, T. A. .VlcKeuzie, D. Royce, .1. A'. McDonald, F. Miller, .1. Davis, .T. �D. Williams. I^rlor to that time Mr. Gillespie had secured 22 recniits for various other units, nie Coutts and Milk Rive)- country has sent a large Ijercentage of eligible men to don the khaki since the war began. MAJOR FM lELLS : ? : : ? : GOOD BUSINESS Ottawa, Feb. 2!vetlibridgo citizens have stood proinl-neritly tor matters eaucatlonal , ajtd should give M'r. Ottewell a good hearing. Mr. Ottewell was also very active in his B,upport for the farmers' convention to be held at Lothbrldgo \iext year, and in this way Letlibridge, cltl7.onB owo him a debt oC gvatlludis.: He is a capable talker and his leoturo wlU'bo Intoi'osting. . London, Feb. 27..-Major Fane of Ve-grevllle, Alia., ,who came last May to command the ;^rd Mounted Rifles and was badly w.t)imded December 1, has arrived at Lady Carnarvon's lios-pltai for oflicers in Bryanston Square. Ho is only now able to bo moved from the Duchess ot Westminster's hospital at Lo Touquet, where he has been since his casualty, consisting of a fractured left Teg, hip splintered, right, foot broken and collar bone broken. Seen today, the Major was as jovial as ever, and said; "I'vo. really no right to be alive at all. They hardly thought I Avas worth picking up at llrst, but I am feeling fine now v^ith' the exception of these few trifles." Major Fane's wife Is at present ro-Blding' with her mother, Mrs. Duff, in Lotlibrldge. tURKEY MUST HURRY Washington, March 1.-Unless Turkey replies soon to the inquio' ot^iie United States In regard to the sinking .of the British steamship Persia, thefstatel department will direct the Aniefican embassy In Constantinople to |nbko renewed representations. The 'ftifkiah/government was asked some time ;ag9, whether any of its submarines tprpedoed the Persiiv, and onicl-ats CQlisl^er that more than sufllcieht time iiis,;elap8ed for an InveBligatlon. Situation at Verdun is Practically Unchanged Paris, March L-There is nothing i of importance to report in the region j to the north of Verdun or in tite Woe-vre district, according to the announcement on the progress of hostilities madeMjy the I^'i-ench war, office today. There was an Intermittent bombardment last night along the French front between Renieville and j Remneauvlllc. Germans Cannot Win London, March 1.-Private reports which reached London from authori-tativo sources in Paris describe the French general staff as supremely confident that the German offensive against Verdun can force nothing In the'nature of a decision. .A,Ithough it is not yet possible to say that the German effort at this section of the line is wearing Itself out, as there is a tendency to say In London, the French view is that General Joffre has tho situation well in hand. In fact, the most - urgent feature is that tlie French general staff has been under no necessity of changing its dispositions in consequence of the strong offensive at Verdun, which has long been foreseen. There has boen no need either,to seek to relieve the pressure on the V^erdun front by making an offensive elsewhere as could easily have been done. Situation Around Verdun Warrants. All Confidence Paris, via London, March 1.-Tijo partial and dislocated nature of the Gorman attacks at Verdun moves tho Temps to say "A study of;present. conditions warrants our confidence." French tactics have -been precisely those of General Castlenau before Nancy In li)14, when after allowing the enemy to exhaust himself in his attacks on tlie outer French lines, he withdrew to the central plateau of Axnance, wherS every subsequent assault was repelled.' As the Temps says, the presence of strong French reserves renders it improbable tliat tlie Germans can occupy tho Douamont position as the French inti^itry has now completely surrounded the remnant of the Bran-denbur^ers who throughout Saturday night were able to maintain communication with the main body ot Germans forming a kind of peninsula In the French sea. The peninsula has become an island and the^attempf to turn the French left by attacks tlirough the wood between the village of Bras and the Haudremont farm has tailed utterly as did the' subsequent move on the right against the 'Vaux plateau-. Opinion here is skeptical as to the possibility of Germans having enougli men to begin fresh attacks on the west bank- of the Meuse, where Frencli guns have played so groat a part in the defence but' held up as they are on the central platea,u and handicapped by mud in Woevre it is felt that there is nothing else for them to do unless they choose defeat already. - . Hun Ultimatum For Portugal Bulletin, London, Mar. 1.-Germany has sent an ultlmatlum to Portugal demanding 'the restoration within 48 hours of the German ships recently seized by that country, according to a despatch from the Madrid to Renter's TeN egram company. Britisher Sunk, Crew Drowned London, March 1.-The British steamship Tlibrnabyis reported to have been sunk, till the members of the crew having been killed or drowned. WAR A BLESSING Ijondon, Feb. 29.-M, Rodzlanko, president of tho Russian d,uma, in an Interview with the Chronicle's 'Petro-grad correspondent. Is quoted as saying that the war. was a blessing to Russia because it was causing a groat awitkeuing. CHARGED WITH THEFT IN ROi^DS SCANDAIJ IN SASKATCHEWAN ting the McCulchoon ouso - go lo tho jury. "is. it not butter to los tho case go ia the jijvy niul give you rosorvod case, rather than have a non-suit," was Ills fltutmuent in ropjy to the ar-gitnietil of dofoijco counsel HoUmuth.  Ho turtlior statod that he would not uasuino the vespousibility ot u non-mill,. . : JOHN J. DOWNEY DEAD ,  DotroU, JHcli., Fob. .John J.' �JJowaw. former ' luiperlniendont ot polloo, died suddenly at his home yesterdny.: Ho was 72 years of ago.  iienrt'I'nUure cuusod death, Magistrate Kltou In tlio police ,"co,urt, Ho was brought hack from Ontario. We Is chargod with u statutory ot-ftmco, the chargo b�lrig laid by a young Lothbridgo i!irl, ', The .liiry consists of (}oo. MlUor, F, T. Holt, M. Stood, D, GalbraTtli. L. J. Carter and B. H. Humiuon. The oi'ldanco of tho girl , was to Ihti effect that on tho night of Nov, Ui'd, accused, who had bevu 1* the city four or flvo duysi,'bttviiig come from Grand Forks, B.O. en route to UunvlUe,. Out,, whore his wife wub then vtaittng. wont with l;or, to t(to station where, he intondod , to IjohvcI (CoN'i'IKUEU ON .PaQB � s), Rogiua, Mahq,h L-John E; Lliid-say, who has ligured in many notable political doale In western Canada .in the past twenty years, was arrested at Moose Jaw last night on a warrant issued by the provincial police, Lindsay Is alleged to have oudOrBod n cheque for J, P. Brown, chiot clerk of tlio roads branch oi: the highways departinent, who is now a fugltlvo. 11^ will be brought to lleglna tp stand trial on tho charge of the thaft ot $0000, Lindsay has lived at MoosomJii, Re-giuil, Mooso-Jaw and other polntp In tho west. Of recent years he�;' hau been manager of the Massoy Harfls company at Swift Current. He roomed with Brown In the -early dnyB; Ten Arrests The art'est was tho tenth that has resulted from tho Bradshaw charges, and in addition three warrants have boon Issued for men who have loft tlio country. MARKE'J S May; wheat.................� 109% July wheat................. 109^2 May oatB "................... 41 May flax................... 207% V WEAtllER High ...... ................ .0 Uqw ..... .... -16 ForeoRBt! Fine and very cold, �':,'':tS''''^''' � '" � ' ' Moose Jaw, Sask., Mar. 1.-John F. Lindsay who was arrested by provincial detective coilisson last evening on the:charge of stealing $0,000, the propertysof the provlnclargovernment was arraigned in police court this niorwing, betbfo Magistrate Dunn. 0. B. Armstrong, crown prosooutor r.skod for an enlargement for olglit days as ho was uutamlllar with tho charge. , G. Bl. Taylor counsel, for Lindsay, had no objection to this and tho ease was adjourned until March Otli. Ball was renewed, in, tho'sum, ot $5,000, $2,500 by Lindsay himself and two Burotiea of $1,260 each by John M. Murdock and l''rea 'W. Tanner. Lindsay has been a prominent business man hero tor somo time, Berlin, via London, March 1.-^The official report of the German war office follows: "Western front-Activity of the artillery yesterday was great on tho various parts of the t.rQht8 and particularly on tho enemy's side. At various fronts the enemy'fired for the.. purpose of assauging his disappointment. On tho other, hand. In the Yser region, in the Champagne and between the Me,use and the Mo-sollo, he seemed to bo endeavoring to do damage, but tlid not achieve li.ls object. "In an aerial combat i\i;g try's ueutraUty,'- '^^'^j ",'1' "�" \^ 3106 ;