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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Low VOLUME virr. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAHCI1 1915 NUMBER 69 PREMIER SIFTON FAVORS SMALLER BANK INSTITUTIONS Claims Established Bankb Not Doing Their Duty to the Country DEBATE ON THRONE SPEECH CONTINUE: Premier Says Michener Has Hac Change of Heart on (he Prohibition Issue Alta., -March 2. (Spe- cial.) The debate in reply to (lie .speech from tho Throne is dovetailin into a frce-tor-all. Several held the floor today, .ind 18 or 20 znore are on the wilting list. Hon. Duncai JMarshall introduced the bili ivhlcli placo the farmers in a position to apply for aocd grain, which vas tlic nnly Item of business aaido from flic- debate. Premier Sifton The Premier was the first spenfcp.r. uMr Sifton, wilh that humorous irony cf "which he is a master, placed the leader of the Opposition on the spit, and kept bJm tliere for an hour, much to the delight, of his followers. Dealing witii the reaaoij for calling ihe session, Mr. Sifton contended thai tho provision lor Hens in securing seed train was Imperative and the farmers had a right to know where they stood. Kvery legal man would appreciate the dJULcultles if it were left until Tvlnter. Railway Programme 'Proceeding; the Premier replied to ihe old cry about assisting rail- ways at tne expense of tlie fanners." 'Mr. Blfton Bald that no assistance was given uiij" railway on the railway, "but to -assist the farmers, it atil] continue to -be the .gpjipy of the government, when necessary, to assist the railways in the interests of the farmers. There Uave'heen act- ually constructed roads costing twen- ty-two millions, and the traffic so Ear does not make money for ttie roads. Their hope is in the future develop- ment of the The present op- eration in entirely to contribute to the development of the country, and. to 'help the farmers. Raps the Banks TleEerring to Air. ftjichener's appeulj i'or I6ans to settlors "ana me au.ii.imi; j the brinks, the Premier strongly "OUIt SOIJMKUS ABROAD AM) TIIKIR C.'IM'l'ICS AT IIO.MI1 PREMIER SIFTON Who, in the clebnto from the Siieecli Troin Ihi- Throne yuslcnbiy, proclaim- ed Iiimsu'lr :i believer in smaller bank- ing institutions. in many and Austria Play Losing Game in East AUSTRIANS. CHECKED IN EAST GALICIA DARDANELLES ARE PROVINGNOMATCH FOR ALLIED FLEET Chanak and Kilid Bahr Reduced and Fleet is Two Miles Off TURK GARRISONS ARE SCATTERED D.ssension Among the Sultan's Leaders m Moved to Asia Mnor DR. WAHNOCK, Of Macleod constituency, who has of- j feretl Ills services to ihe Imperial gov- j liniment in the veterinary corps, ac- I cording to Ottawa dispatches. Cartoon by Jas. Frise. condemned the policy of the bunks, and aaid that there were great dir'ficiil- 1ics owing Lo the exclusive Federa'J control of the banks. Some scheme will have to be devised whereby there could be mutual co-operation of Federal and provincial authorities to solve. the difficulty. There will have to lie grave amendments to the Ranking act in the interest: of Western Canada. Favors Smaller Banks lie condemned. the law which places a minimum capita'! of one million, which prohibits small communities from starting banks. SlUon criti- cized the brinks for withholding loans when they have 45 millions more on deposit this year (lian last. Pans, via London, March fficial communication from the war. Ificc this afternoon Jollows "There is nothing of importance Lo id to last night's communication. n Champagne we hold the entire first of the German trcnclrcs from a poioi northwest of Pcrthcs to r.urtli of Beausejour, and at several points we have progressed hcyond this line." i_________ The progress at various .points which was reported yesterday is con-' AL Lw f'n" on Monday Jirmed. This progress has been Koht- Pcacock, who was re- cctitly ousted as president of the loc- WON OVERWHELMING MA- JORITY OVER LEWIS MOORE' WAS nno Biggest Land Deal of the Year Men Buy the Farm IN LESSARO CASE-COUNSEL FOR CUL the route of Turkish re- Athens via Paris, March latLeships took part, in yesterday's bombardment of the forts in tlic Dar- danelles, Six of Ilium iverc British ;md three French. The squadron ad- vanced to within 3 miles of Chanak Kalcsi, at the narrowest point in. the .straits. TURK GAHIil.SON" SCATTERED Detachments of the iillies troops ivjiicli ivere landed ul, Kum Kalch on tlie Asiatic side, met the Turkish g.irrisoii u'hicli was scattered easily. The telegraph station at Ueslka Isl- Jand, near the entrance to the straits has been demolished. A despatch from Atlicns received Tuesday said the allied llect had de- ulrvjved" the batteries at Chanak Kal- csi (Fort Sul URMOV1-; CASH TO KONIEH Paris, March S, n. m. The of the Dardanelles' ions was resumed yesterday, says an Athens despatch to the Matin, when the allied Ili-et sicamcd into the straits. Four battleships are reported In have reduced positions of the ;irmy along the Gulf oi Sar- os, which is separated Irom Dardanelles by the Gallipoli penin- sula. The funds anil hooks of the Ot- toman hank and the (.icrman bank, it is said, have been taken '.'.Con- s-tunUnople. to. Konieii, In Asia .Minor. TURKS REALIZE BAD POSITION The Athens despatch to the Figaro says ________ "Information from reliable sources is to the effect that Turkey now rcal- Tiflis via March 3, fees the situation is becoming criti- Russian army of tlie Cau- -cal. Defences arc being thrown up casus, driving the Turkish lorccs be- hastily iit different points along the fore it, has irached the river Kho- coasts oi Asia Minor. Troops from pachas, tl.c estuary ot the Tchoruk, the ViJayeles of Smyrna are being ,.c.iia. This "arti-ance by tht rushed tb the Dardanelles region. All Avsnues to Constantinop'e TurUsl Cosed and Turks are in Bad Shape RUSSIAN FLEET ASSISTED ARMY LATTER SAYS COOPER TOLD TWO STORIES tbur Lcssard, who was arrosiiirt yes- Ra.viuund, .March 3. leniay afternoon on the Mormation TURK LEADERS SCRAP inloruc rue nts and supplies from Con- Desertions arc numerous. Placards sl.aut.nupie to the Caucasian frontier, arc said to have been posted in Con- Khopa, Turkish Armenia, and stantinople proclaiming the Turks' isolates a large section "of Turkish leaders traitors. Bitter dissentions CJnrics F Harris for territory. The section includes the arc said to have arisen among tun UKII-JCS if. warns, soliciioi for Ar- of Ardasan. OH- Turkish leaders." and Sari The Russian forces advanced from they .re serving themselves, or lend- ing tlie deposits of the people of Ca- nada, to help people of other countries. Michener and Prohibition Mr. Siftou, replying to the criticism about taking away of the license fees, showed that In Manitoba the people ImvD to pay the cost of Ihe admlustra- tion, of justice, erection of court and maintenance of them, and that 11 falls largely on fanners. The- -Premier, replying to the attack school grants, urged Ihe leader of tho opposition to go up and down the pro- vince the act in full to the jieople. It would help the government The Premier poked considerable L'uii at 'Mr, Michencr over his declaration In favor of prohibition. He read from an address to the Hcd Deer electors at Christmas time. Mr. Jlicheiier had then no positive view on the question, and informed the House that at the last session Mr. Michener had refused to second a motion submitting tlic question to the electors. Mr. Michen- er had now discovered that prohibi; iipnvwas popular, so he had become moTe emphatic in his views. Stewait Talks of Relief Eta'lng of Edmonton followed ririef- ly for the Opposition, and was replied to by iron.- Clmrles Stewart, ivho, re- plying to orilicisms, showed the gov- ernment had (alien i in mediate and of- fiCticioiiB stejis to rolieve Lliis drouth- to iirgo upon the Federal authorities stricken areas in the south, and also their jmrt in the .work. In addition to this tho government had spent largo .sums In relief in the cities, and among llio miners along the Crow's Nest I'aeB, Taxation Not Opprefiiive Replying to the cry of oppressive luxation, Mr. Stewart challenged tho Opposition to show whore any one of Ihein jjontrlbilled to tbu revenues of the province, and, proceeding, showed the sources of revemio and the 1m-! me use amount of money spent, ivhlch I stood that the new company intends ot tlje Austrian in tlie Carpatliiani, judging iileut, and J. 0. patches from Pelrograd, seems un-; Jones as secretary-treasurer. The the Russians, it is district board, however, decided that scale than cwr before. satisfactory -said, them in the election was not valid, and it ROYAL HOTEL, Eastern Clalicia. Fur'tlicrniore, Lon-, was voided-, another election being dou advices continue to relate sue-' set for Monday. James Larscii was of greater or lesser degree for the only nominee for the presidency the Russian iorccs in Poland opcral- and was declared elected some time ing against the armies of Field Mar- ago, while Moote and Peacock were far larger Lessarrl had made a "statement to him i in Great [rails, to the effect that he intended to come back tc Letiibridge, STETTLER i "clean up his business affairs, get hold PINCHER SQUADRON DONS NEW Pincher Creek, Alberta, 2 5, set BADLY DAMAGED BY FfRE I of all ihe money he could and hen set'to the United States." This was. Siettler, Alia., -March serious the only-reason he had laid the inform-' fire brnke out about 1.30 this mom- he had no more evidence. i'1 the Royal Hotel, which did sev- j But 1-Jarris had sonic evidence o _______ ____ __________ __ _ ____ t ____ _Q ________ ____ Hin.flenburg. The allied fleet nominated for the secretaryship Pea- eral thousand dollars damage to the to offer, after lie had bombarded the again bombarded the' Dardanelles lorts cock winning out. yesterday, according to despatches Alex. McKoberts ,rom Ailicas, but the British Press Frank Darnngton of Kipp, were JJurean has not confirmed this report, i neutral scrutineers. people in other provinces pay by di- rect taxation iUr. Sten-art, with characteristic frankness and earnestness, lully ex- plained tlie work of his department, ami was listened to with marked'in- terest by hoih sides of the House. George Iloailley of Okotoks was the iRst speaker, HOii. Duncan moving [he adjournment. HRE AT BRANTFORD Brantrord, Out.. March fl. Crompton's" four-storey building was j rn totally destroyed by "fire in the furnace room at 11 o'clock this morning. The loss is about At noon Ihe tire is still raging, but is expected to be confined to the one block. _ j building and ccntenu. Tlie guests infcrmnnt iviNi a series of questions. Taber, and Iwerc a11 ta'ien the fire brl He tool; the stand himself, and testi- after vigorous work succeeded in aav- Cooper had told Lesnard and Mr. Har- ing a portion of tho building anii bed ris, Hint "Lessard never said that, but rooms. i that the fact that hewas his bondsman The fire originated from a stove in for was injuring his credit at the Ihe bar. The building is owned by hank and that's the reason he Tom Corn's of Gadsby, and the hotel what he did." He, had also The boys of A Squadron of the 13th C.M.R., are resplendent in their uni- j forms, which were issued en Saturday. are tlic praises sung of the id way they have whipped them- selves in shape, mis veering-to march- ing orders tls one man. having passed to a state of a unit instead- of a crowd. Among a number laid up with la for duly'todn TOM KNIFE THEY SAY Amsterdam, via London, March 3, 12.55 Got- ogne Gazette, commenting on Premier Asquith's recent speech in the House ot Com- mons, in "which he outlined Great Britain's retaliatory measures for Germany's sub- marine blockade of the British Isles, says: "Our submarines no'w, we hope, endeavor to destroy all goods destined Cor Great Britain. Great Britain wishes war to the knife; she shall have it. Jcc McMillan, both SEA BISCUIT AND CHEESE WOULD BE LUXURIES SAYS RAYMOND MAN. PRISONER of said that he would see that he "s out this afternoon." Ccoper stayed with his evidence, in spite of the testimony of both Lessard and' Harris, who stoutly maintained that he had made a denial. "I will lay an information against Hi is man for perjury 'while under said Mr. Harris. Lessarrl was committed to the bar- rn.ckp until lie 'can produce other bondsmen. Raymond, Alta., March of Ernest Or- gan, a Raymond man, private In the 2nd Wilts, who .was. taken prisoner at Ypres, have received word from relatives in England, that he is actually starving in tne German military prison at Gottln- gen, Hanover, Germany. Hia peal for assistance was pitiful. "Sea biscuits and cliccLc would be real he wrote. The condition of the in Germany Is really critical, not. only for.want of food, but Organ staled that their clothes were in. fatten. The wife and parento of Private. Organ are taking every possible step toward relieving nit condi-.. Ottawa, Ont., March is learned today that the Dominion Western route approved by the minister of railways, runs into Card- slon. Favor School Consolidation Seven -Schools in the Barons District to Consolidate in OneBigSchopl Barons, Alta.; March and their 'ivivea from vari- ous school districts' around Barons v met in the Manhattan hn'il here for Buffalo Head and Morgan .School May Unite With Foremost Foremost, March (Spe- .consolidation be- Head' and Morgan WOULD STOP SALE OF ALL LIQUOR The above will be gcod news v for Cardston people, who have f> been caused more or less mix- iety by renorts thai Ibn minion Western would pass by Cardston, leaving I bat town rive miles off. The matter is lion, and if at all possible food unp of- great importance to I warm clothing will be cent to' hjm. .It IR very questionable, how- ever, whether he will receive any. of tfiem, as the censorship ex-' tremely severe In Germany, carrtstoh" peonle and Ilia final settlement will meet with j their approval. j DURING THE WAR Toronto, Ont., March The Dominion Alliance, with two Ihriusa'ml delegates present opened here today. A resoln- tidn .was passed that the Do- nifnlon government prohibit fhe sale of intoxicants during tlie ?, and that a Dcmlnlon campaign be started. J. II. Roberts of Montreal was nun-fir of tbe. resolution. stvvcen Buffalo school districts were completed at a the purpose of discussing the feasibjl- {meeting of trustees held at the office ity of consolidating seven school dis-1 of Secretary G. L. Schinoer last Tues- trlcts into une. fii" tfte second consolidated The meeting was addressed by .1- school in AJhpri.a has started on its Morgan, U.A., insnector of. schools In tho Letiibridge district. Mr. .Morgan way. The Idea of consolidating, ivas first conceived by A. D. Metlhursl, who.' showed by a blackboard dcnuitstra- 1 'wan Justriinicntal Ju the 'I-.llon that the imrchusc of the three- 1 Morgan district last fall, themovement brick school house, to- 'gaining, itrength .with the appplqt- 'peUier with the cc-st and jmeiit of this gentletuan as t-identals, -.''piild 'Je cheaper'than the v prcs-Diil cost of maintaining the aepar- ate In his dempnalTalton he used figures in of those put rorf.'aixf bv 'cT BDJIJC of I i] Viet K OppOSi'd to IMG SCliGlllR 1 (Continued on Page (rustee of "that district.' official, The new district, 'embraces 45 'iec- tions, and, tax warrant, vans ttie students will, be building now as the Buffalo Head nchool "will oe moved into Fore most wtilch tpwa to (Conlinued on Page 4J, ;