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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTAv THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1&16 NUMBER 69 Railway Gommission Asks Power to Deal With the Situation Women's Suffrage Bill Passes Second Reading With One Opposing Vote Edmonton, Mavcli I.-The presence Mlchnner, Jlr. Hillocks then glanced Ottawa, Mnvch J.-The house s)>pnt n useCul rather than a spectacular ilay. It passed a resolution urging tlie Kovernmont to encourage the Hour industry, gave a Becond and third reading to "an urgent railway htll, considered ft measure to improve Canadian coastwise shipping laws and passed the Vukon estimates and a good slice oi; the immigration appropriations. The ordinary rales of the house were stretched In order to hasten the J)ill moved by Hon. J. D. Held, acting minister ot railways, to empower the railway comralsston to co-operate for the moving of the western grain still in the farmer's hands, much of li lying in fields and liable to serious dam-ngo If not moved before the spring thaw. Dr. Heid read to the house a letter from Sir Henry Drayton, chairman of tlio comnjission, who suggest-fid thoi picseut J)tl) as the best remedy. � Tiie opposition approved of the 1)111 and assisted the government in expediting through its various stages. oi: five Iiundred ladies In the galleries was too groat a temptation for some members to the left, of Mr. .Speaker today, and the debate on tlie second rending of the women's franchise bill, instead of ending v/lth Messrs. SIfton and MIchenev, developed, into a series of stuni)) speeches designed to catclT tlio proapuctlvo voters looking on at the show. Tlie jireraier and opposition lender delivered dignified non-partizan speeches, Mr. Michener expressing hts great pleasure in support-. Ing the bill. Tlicn little Lucien Uou-dreau, of St. Albert, in his own hu-inorouH style, opposed the bill, regretting to have trt oppose Mr. SIfton for the first time in his life. So far all was well, hut the next speaker, Kov. Bacon-Hillocks of Calgary, wasn't so amiable and the fun commenced. Mr. Hillocks, couldn't see good in a Liberal. ' The premier was not honest. He only presented the bill through political expediency, and the only constructive statesm.'in was Mr. towards Ottawa and saw another bad Grit, Dr. Pugflley, who introd,uced a resolution favoring womanhood suffrage, and there wasn't a Huggestloii ot sincerity In his action. Hon. Duncan Marshall followed with a humorous, but nono the less forceful, presentation of Canadian political history showing that no Tory government has ever supported womanhood franchise, and Hugh ,Tohn Macdonald.. the only one to support a temperance measure, was decapitated and his bill thrown in the scrap heap. All temperance legislation and bills giving votes to women canio from Liberal governments, and Mr. Marsliail merely related these facts to keep Mr. Hillocks from "taking himself too seriously." 3am,e Old Stale Stuff , Thomas Tweedie, Calgary, llieu arose and delivered his now famous speech, famous through  repetition, about the a. and G. \V. scandal,- the (Co.VTIKUKD ON PaGE 3) Paris, .March 1.-The press and public of France are mystllled at the continued pause in the German at-1 tacks around Verdun. Caution bor3i experience lead^ generally to the Paris Puzzled at Continued Pause in the Present Battle Four More Ships Sunk London, March 2.-The sinking of four more vessels was reported today. The crew of three British smacks landed at Lowestoft'.' Their vessels are said to have been sunk In the North Sea. The ltaliar\ ship Eliza also is reported to have been sunk. Will Not Compromise on the New German Submarine Policy Charges of Graft Made in Provincial Legislature are Extremely Indefinite discussed by the western Ontario and prairie province members at consid-I i:ejectiqn of the view that the Ger-crablo length on lu, resolution moved-1 mans have given up all hope of try-by E. S. Glass, of East Middlese.x, i,g j^, capture the Lorraine fortress. encouU�em''eT""'"^^^ ^"""e'^t more likely they are Hon. .r. D; Hazen, who is acting merely resting before starting afresh ininistor of agriculture, announced j with greater energy. It is believed that the matter was already under consideration. A practical flax expert would bo appointed sliortly to make a study, particularly of the flax flbre j In many quarters that the attack on Verdun was only the preliminary to operations on a much larger scale, for industry, "and tlie possibility for fur-I the purpose of ti-j-Ing to crush the Iher development. I'rench once and for all. Howevor, a plant for experimental purj/oses | that may bo, it is alllrmod that Gen-,w6uld bo established in connection ei'al Joffre is fully prepared for all with the central-farm at Ottawa, while ' eventualities. So far only local French experiments will be can-ied on at tlie reserves have been called upon at Ver- various demonstration farms throughout the Dominion. dun, the great general reserve forces remaining intact for use in repelling During the discussion of supply. Mr. '.other heavy onslaughts or for carry Pngsley moved to have-the vote ot iftg out a.groat counter attack when $260,000 for boundary surveys drop- the opportune moment comes ped as a matter of survey. Dr. Roche would not agree. Ho said that It was Jiecessary to carry out the arrange-, ments which hjid been entered into with the United States- in regard to boundary surveys. Bofdna, March !.'.-Before the Ma-Reo Qommlttoo investigating the graft charges this morning Harold liJakius, Shaunayon, - prod.uced a ^cheque for ?500 which had ilrst been made out to Sam Moore; M.I.J.A,, Pinto Creek, and afterward changed to tho Frontier Jiote! company, of Swift Current, in whlqlr Monro had an lutureat. The money was paid, iSakins said, In con-Hlderatloii of getting a license tor the hotel.:; Nageed I-iaddab, an'Assyrian hotol-mati; pf Ktncald, ^aid ho gave three notes for $300 each, payable to Jack Jlerger." Swift Current, Moore's partner in the hotel, business, and said that lie. understood the money was for -Moore In consideration of a II-astor of tho Presbyterian church, presided, ami gave an outline of the W'ork ot the Red Cross society and its riseds. Solos, duets, recitations, chor.uses, concertina and phonographic- selections were ably given and appreciated. The program was a patriotic one, and contrary to the usual order of things, began with IhQ National Anthem. Refreshments were served-by the ladles and proved not the least enjoyable part of the entertainment. Tho collection amounted to $34,1,'). At tho close of tho entertainment a number of cakes were auctioned, these realizing about ?4.;!5, while tho proceeds of tho girls' candy booth; brought In ?6.75. Thus the total proceeds were $54.25, a most gratifying' result. Before the meeting dispersed^ an auxiliary branch of the Canadian Ued Gross society was organized-with tho following ofBoers: Chairman,- Rev. W, C. Marsh; vice-chairman, C. Mc-NlchOll and A .Buclian; secretary-treasurer, Mr. Ferrier, together with a committee Of sl.x which will add to Its numbers and get down to work immediately. For some time past a girl's plass under the leadership of Mrs. Buchan has been hard at work making articles for the Red Cross, and It is expected that with a larger organization even greater work will bo done thro.ughout the district; Groat credit is duo to the ladies who worked so hard in preparing and serving the dainty refreshments, and to those who contributed to the program, and to Mrs. Uobt. McDowell who accompanied the various musical Iteins; GmOSPIM ESIIMAIES CUI Washington, March 2,-President Wilson told Chairman Flood of the house foreign affairs committee, early today, that he would consent to no, compromise on the armed ship Issue, and desired a direct vote on a resolution warning AmeHcans off armed ships of belligerent nations. Mr. Flood took the president's declaration to the senate and house. Nevir Resolution \Yashington, .Alarch i:.-Chairman Flood said on his return to the capital that he . believed some resolution acceptable to the president would be agreed upon in the fpreign affairs committee today. To Meet Republicans Washington, March 2.-President Wilson and Republican Leader Mann of the house will discuss the attitiide of tile Republicans on the armed ship issue at 5 o'clock this afternoon at the president's-' request. Tho president intends t6 place the issue squarely before the Republicans in an effort to gain their support. Didn't Talk War Washington, Mar. 2.-Senator Gore declared, the inipeiling reason for d!s-coui^e was* th'e- report that President Wilson had told- (Certain -nongressmen that war between-the United States and German "might not bo ungrateful and might result In advancing civilization by bringing about tho end of the European war by midsummer." Senator Stone strongly denied it. Senate Will Vote Washington, D. C, Mar. 2.-Administration forces, faced with delay in the house, turned today to the Seii-I'a'.e to carry out President Wilson's demand for tho defeat of resolutions w:i.'ii*!ig Americans off armed sli'ps of European helligerents. Chairman Ston^i of the fort'i.u;n relations commltteo, announced ii.'.m'v from the floor that Uo was not in accord with the President on the issue. He proposed, however, that the senate take an adjournment fnstead of another recess, tliereby getting Into a pew legislative day, relieving the parliamentary situation which thus far held Senator Gore's resolution from coming to a vote. His action was taken after a conference ot administration -loaders wlio were satisfied � {GONTINUKD ON PaOE 5) Eldmonton, March 1.-Alberta Conservative legislators are apparently determined to keep pace with their brethren in the Saskatchewan legislature in the matter of springing scandal surprises, and today Dr. Stanley (High River) moved the adjournment to give notice tlmt he would on Tuesday next, moi'e for a commission of supremo court judges to Investigate allegations that tho "government or Its agents" hud collected large sums from time to time from the licensed victuallers' association In return for concessions, or immunity from prosecution, the only charges approaching deflnlteness was one that In 1014 agents h'hd collected $;;5,000 from a large number of licensees for the purpose of Immunity from extortiorj. No names were mentioned in the charges. The matter ended today with the reading of the notice, and will come up a.?,iun on Tuesday. J^JoiliIng was given out by the government and no announcement ot policy Is likely before Tuesday. Lib- eral members, however, object to the blanket charges. One man influential in the leiiislaturc said it was all part of a determined effort to offset the effect of the immense thefts In .Manitoba by the late government, and was all being engineered from a centre, and some hotolmen sore on the gov-erjjmcnt over prohibition carrying, were being >ised aa catspaws. One thing seemed certain, and that is that Dr. Stanley or some other member of the opposition will liave to come across with a little more definite charges thiin the ".iiovernmcnt or its agents." Tho charsres here are even more Indollnlte tiian the IJradfhaw cliarges In Saskatchewan, mcraber.s say. lnkling.=! of the charges were received frou! Ottawa this week, members of the legislature being advised to watch out tor simtlnr charges to those made in Saskatchewan. C. il. Belaugnr, prci.Ulent of tho Licensed Victualler.s' association, speaking of tho charges, said: "They are a pack of lies." Report Hun Buenos Ayres, March 2.-Press dispatches from Montevideo say that a steamer arriving from Europe intercepted, near the coast of, Brazil, a wireless message stating that British cruisers had captured the German auxiliary cruiser Moewe. The Moewe, it is said, was taken by British cruisers to Trinidad. Peter Lund Sells Farm for $41 Acre-Good Work for the Red Cross Remnant of Brandenburgs Are Surrounded in the Doumont Fort German Cook at Detention Is Caught by Mounties After , a Daring Escape Pi-ri.'), STarch 2.-The remnant of Ih-- famous B.-�udf;nbur,r Corps, tho flower of tlie Kaiser:; armies, w.bicli bore tho brunt of the assault on Ver-' dun, Ik trapped in what remains of i the fort ot Douaumont. I'renc.h forces .surround it on all sides. Guards have been placed aliout tlie fort. Tho French are not wasting lives attacking it, hut arc waiting until liunger compels the Kaiser's crack troopers to run up the white flag or come out and fight. More than 2,000 ot tho Bi-.indenburgers are virtually prlsow ers. In the attack on Douaumont, tho place changed hands tour times. Uo-pollcd by the Germans the French rallied and regained the stronghold only to be routed again. Assaults and counter attacks might have continued Indefinitely had not the Breton Corps boon called upon. The Bretons charged-witli irresistablo force through a .storm of Goi'man shells and put the enemy to flight. The pursuit carried the main division of the German corps to the northward beyond, tho fort. The ferocity and suddenness ot the French en SAY SUB. MENACE UN Impossible for Subs.-to Break Through British Barrier Now .'. .> .^ .\, > .> .J. SENDS WHEAT TO HUN8 Copeuliagen, via London, Mar, a.-;-Thu export of gnilu from Roumania to Austria.;ttnd,.Gur-many has started^;, acoovdlns to a .Uorllu dispatch, i ? ? : ? � * t^j-j* \ > ' Gait hospital board met yesj.el'day afternoon In the board room at the hospital. Tho mnlu business wnder: considoralloii was the estlniat^ss, Tlieso wero trimmed down to minimum figure, "and it was decided that the board',wo.uld have to ask tli'e'cHy this year'for only $3500. Last--year the board asked for ?4500, Tito Uqs� pllal rate ihisyeaV wlli not bft.ovoV Uohdon, March 2.-No tangible evidence showed itself to ,the British .authorities of especial danger In. the opening of the'new German submarine campalsn. If any more submarines than usual have.,tried to invade"British wa-ters the authorities have no knowledge of It. During the last two months very.few submarines have been able to break through the British , 'barriers in the North Sea, while It- has been equally Impossible to � penetrate British waters from the Atlantic. In fact, tlie British had , -.felt for months that they^had the aubmarine menace In their waters ';. Brief liberty was enjoyed by a German interned prisoner named Tamm, , , , _ , r, . , ^, , , , attack cut off tho escape ot 2,000 ot who escaped from the detention camp j ^1,^ I5rj^,je,tyrgers who were unable at tho fair grounds last week and was re-captured in tho south country and win be returned to tlie camp- today. The Mounted Police caught the man endeavoi^ing to cross the International border. . ^ Tamm lias been acting as cook In the quarters of thS German ollicers at tho camp. From investigation it is apparent that the man� escaped by climbing from tho pantry window, and making away under cover of darkness and during a high wind that was blowing at the time. Tlie foolish story that is going the rounds that an auto drove up to the prison camp and that the prisoner walked out and got away in the machine, is emphatically denied by Major Blrnle in charge of tho camp. Major Blrnle states that he is continually discovering plots hatched by the German prisoners to escape, They have little to do but plot and plan, and they hatch the most Infeenlous plans, which have been frustrated by. tho guards time after time. 1 : MARKi-rrs May.Whcat............... July',Wheat ........,...... May Qats..............____ May Flax 100?^ 109% 40'/a 20778 AVEATHEK iiimi huh year wiir noi. ye gvuv ui^u >� ' .35 mills as against half a mill-1�3| I,pM,V;'Ilia yeW". "j^Wcicwt:'Fine and very'^^ PLACED ON TRIAL Moose Jaw, Sask., Mar. 1.-John F: Lindsay who was arrested by provincial detective conisson last evening on tho charge of. stealing $6,000, .the property of tho provincial government was arraigned In police court this morning, before Magistrate Dunn, days to get out of tbe fort. The French assert that the latter will be either starved into surrender or fOrcd, to make' a break for tho Gorman lines which would result,in certain aiinihilation. Intermittent Bombardment Paris, March 2.-The Svar ofllco announcement of this afternoon says there was intermittent bombardment ot the Vorduu and Woevra front during the night, but that there wore no developments ot importance. German Report Berlin, March 2,-(via London) The ofllcial German statement ot today says the French sacrificed men unsuccessfully in a' counter attack on Fort Douauiacnt, one of- the outlying defences of Verdun which'was captured by the Germans. Hun Losses Heavy- � Paris, March 2.-T^ie Petit- Fsrlsieii says that the German;losses-,to date In thi/ Verdu*) encounters'-Rinountetl to Vet^yeea 123 000. and -.igo.Opo -men aad^constitute about ohc-thlrtlioV tUo German effectives -^ctivly, oioiployoU. British Government Will Give Preference to (Colonial Imports London, March 2.-sTIio' ridiiy News learns thati,tlie inner circle of the cabinet will recopimond the Incorporation in the budget of tlie announcement-that German imports wil! be prohibited after the war, and also that the measure will bo taken prob-..ably in tho nature ol preferential du-I tie.s for tliQ purpose of eiicouraslng o.\--ports from British colonies to the countries of the allies. a rpijnddoiien: recruits wore secured for the Kilties" yesterday and this morning, The ranks, are rapidly nil-lug up,- altUouglv there Is plenty of room yet. Those just,taken on are: J. dtrathain,minor, English; J. D. WllliamB;miner; W^Uh; J. D. Petrle, farmer,'Scotch; A. Lees,, cleric, Scot.; D. McNalj, minor, Scot.; J, F. Fisher, engineer, Canadian; .13.'.,F. Mel^pnald, lalJorerV Canadian; J. ,yoi)sen, seaman, Danc;. IB. Foster, ia^brer, American; P; SoUermoshorn,' ipborer, American; J. W, FoNtor, teamfter, Knglish, and J. J. Fhi^lley,-^ plasterer, English. ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ^ B. C. HOUSE IS OPEN Viotoria, B. C, Maroh :2.- ? Tho final session of the i;niw>;� parliament of British ,Golum--4>.' bltt oiionod this afternoon, The .'^�^ splendid part in U: w.^ob - bad . !� : been takau by thia-.pr6vlncei;v^.. . �:� ? ? ? ? ? ? JN6rtU^�LBtU;V brldgo Baptist ^Uurqhf r pvotUw ot tlio; '.cm mhf4 23 67 0380 ;