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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 4, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 19] f> NUMBER 71 EXPER >;. .;. j>4 TURKS BADLY BEIATEN Cairo, KByi)L, viii l.oiulon, March ;!.- -HUH llarniii, a. lowu Iti w(!sU;rii lOgypl., was reoccu-pied wllliniit opposition by Uiilisli (ow.oR ycHlonlay, alter 1)r1iik llircc! months in the, hands ol! trihosnicn commanded l)y Turkish of!k;ors. RUSSIANS BREAK TURKISH LINE Petrograd, via London, Marcii 4.-For ttie second time In a trifle over two weeks the Russians have broken through the Turkish front. The Importance of the takinu of BItlis, officially announced last night, Is In the opinion of the Russian military authorities, twofold, Inasmuch as it notably In creases the security of the Russian left flank In the Caucasian operations. The Rujsi.ins are pushing thelr^advance- with all possible speed.' BItlls is about 100 miles south of Erzerum. The Russian statement says; - "The news has just arrived that our troops last night carried by assault BItlis, capturing six cannon. Among the Turkish prisoners arc seventeen officers Including a colonel." Lethbridge Member Says There Should be an Expert Here ILLUSTRAT'N PLOTS j Govt. Ry. to New Water- way to be Ready for WILSON LEADERS CONFIDENT OF SECURING SUPPORT OF CONGRESSlBut Offensive is Doomed to Failure, Say WaslihiKlon. .March The; iiu.vt stop in I'residont Wilsoii's (iRht to dls-poKO (jf tlifl arniod ship agitation in Congress was postponod until Tuesday at an early confiMcnio of udnilnls-tratioi\ leaders in the house today. This afternoon the rules comrnittGO will meet lo I'i'anie tin; rule? to lal)lo the MeLomorn resoluiion to warn Americans off armed ships of Kuro-pcan Ijelllgnrents. The rule will he brought in with the lirsi husint^ss Tuesday when the administration plan Is to dispose of It by a substantinl majority. I'Vireign affairs loninilttce already lias agreed on the resolution. Administration forces plan that action to table the Mcl^eniore resolution will include a declaration that the president shall handle the diplomatic; affairs without congressional inierler-en(re. Leaders are conlident they have the votes to make their victory complete. Experts--French Have Quantities of Munitions Stored Up GfiftFT CHfflE 917 Crop Ottawa, Alarc^h "A.-Aj)|)le growing! in Alberta and other western pro-1 vlnce� was under disctusslon in the ' liousc! today wlien the .igrleultural es-1 _� timates were under consideration. W. A. Huchanan, of I.elhbridge, sug- '^f""-. March 4.-That tli.' gested that the e.\perlmcntal farm at Hu'lson Hay railway will be comi)lr-i-Lethbrldge should pay particular a'.-;'''' '^1""' 'o'' tl'i" I''!'? . barracks. ^ The warrant was for 'stealing two 'i bottles of whiskey and one bottle of ^ gin, valued at live dollars, contrary , to section 7";i .\ of the Criminal /, Code." Tlie preliminary hearing was It; lield before .lustlces .1. Holmes and 11. Macintosh, the defendant pleading "not guilty." The case was adjourned lo Friday, March lOtli, al TTM p.m. The seizure Is more in the nature of a test case as to the amount of liiiuor allowed an individual in a local oji-tlon district, as the i)laintllf is above Buspiclon as a "dispenser of linuor." Tho trial Is being watcliod with interest. This morning a case ndrtrosscid In IJ. Bingham, Woolford, and supposed to be containing Ikjiior, was seized al the station by Constable Card. Five years in tho penitentiary was sentence meted out to Frederick W. Harris, ex-newspaper man, found guilty yesterday on a charge of committing a statutory assault on a young Calgary woman whom ho had inveigled into ac(!ompanylng hlni to Ret-law where he was arranging to start a paper last fall. "Guilty, with tlio recommendation of mercy" was the verdict brought in by tho Jury last evening after being out for about two hours and one-half. "Tho sentence I would give for this crime is 10 years," said Ills Lordship In passing sentence this afternoon, "Owing to the jury's recommendation that 1 show you mercy 1 will cut the term in two." A letter written by the man to the girl after the occurrence also played some part in bringing about tho conviction of the accused. In this letter h(^ slated that he knew that the trouble would mean gi'eat worry to the girl's mother, so ho would make tlie offer to moi-ry her, allow her to live with her mother, pay her $50 a month, and never go near her. At tho end of a year, if she wished to secure a divorce he would not oppose it, but would turn over to her property valued at $.''>,ono. The sentence is one of tho heaviest handed out in the local courts for a long time. N'icloria, H. C, Marfcli .M. A. .MaclJonald, the newly-elected Libera! member for Vancouver, today gave notice tliat he would introduce a motion calling for the appointment of a select committee of mombfirs to in- ' vesligato the expenditure of $200,000 "for the alleged |)urcliase of the Kit-silano Indian Koservo." This special committee will, if the motion meets with the approval of the house, in-nuire into tiio allegation of .loseph Cole, that the firm of Dowser. Reld and Wallbright. got $;W,000 of tlie iilSO,000 commission paid by tho government. The resolution alleges that a search of the records of this house fails to disrlnse Mint, any such sum of money was voted by tlie legislature fol* that '. purpose. That it appears that the $300,000 was paid out of the treasury without the authority of the legislature. Thai it a])jiears as if the public accounts had been falsified by including in tile items of expenditure the sum of $;U)0,000. FRENCH STEAMER SUNK La Rochelle, France, March 4.- The French steamer Lakme of Dunkirk, 3117 tons gross, which sailed from La Rochelle on Tues-.^ay, was sunk on the same day in the Bay of Biscay at a point six miles northwest of Isle D'Yeu. She Is believed to have struck a mine. Six of 22 m.en of the crew lost their lives. Kaiser Must Utilize All His Resources in Efforts Now in Order to Win I^JO AMERICANS Leghorn, Italy, via Paris, Mar. 4.-The steamer Glava, which left here February 29th, has been sunk by an Austrian submarine. There were no Americans on board. Paris, March 1.-"Any effort to capture Verdun is doomed to failure," ! writes Licut.-Col. Itoussel, tho famous Frencii military exiiert. �The Meiiso hills east of Verdun are so stron,'.'.ly fortUied and defended with big guns that they cannot be Iilerced. no matter how many men are .sent against them. They may well be regarded as Impregnable. Oerman losses are already enormous. It would be only slaughter to send brave troops against tho French defences on the .Meuse heiglits." Have Been Checked London, March 1.-The Paris correspondent of tho Daily Mall tiuotes stalT otiicers as saying tliat the only way of taking Verdun Is by an advance along the Mease heights. "'Jlie battle of tho heights," the odicer is (luoted as having said, "was fought between February 20 and 2S, when the enemy was able to press forward on an ever-narrowing front to (By Gabriel Hanotaux) | jd'e line of Poivre hill-Douamont. Paris, March 4.-With tlicir Verdun ' ''^''^ "'^t, li's, clieck and has not offensive the Germans are taking up i�'V'->n''e Tho judgment thou goes Into tho ion at Lothbrldgo. Martin Wool!', M. P.l^., Is bringing the matter before niutter of tbo law and precedents of such cases, and concludes; "In the prosont case the plaintiffs have ratified and adopted tho contract. They aro the rogistored owners of the laud, free of oncurabrances, and thoy produce and file In court their certificate of titlo and a proper transfer oxecuted with all the formalities reciuirod by tlio statuto. "I hold that tho objection lo tbe aKroDinent for sale Is therotoro un touablo and there will bo judgment against the dofondant for tho amount i High Kdmonton, .March H.-The legislature in a little over an hour today Ilnished the debate on the governor's spooch; Gave the prohibition act its socond reading; Passed tho womunliood suffrage bill l!':;,'^!^r^"';!;e"""ial'r''';;!.X,n;h''-'^'^^^"^^ c=i;^'stage'^^ady cc l^odlesTsoulhon/Albrta. I .or the third reading on Monday; MAR&EIS May wheat.................. 111% July wheat ................. Ilti/s May oats ................... 41 May flax................... 208^2 � I WEATIIEK of the claim and costs." (CoNTiNuni) on r.\r,i: 3) I, Low Forecast! Fain and moderating. Cavo a second reading to the bill rospocting registration of a change of names; an act to amend the school ordiminoe; and an act respoctlns drnluage. There were no fireworks and the only itom of passing note was a ploa by Mr. Twoedio that clill-dren in the schools ho niado to ino-morlzo tho whole National Anthem nnd.Ioarn to sing it, and that only British subjects bo allowod to tench. lie had been travelling tliroue'h Southern Alberta a groat deal and was appalled at the inability of people to sing tlio National .-Viithem, and at tho way Ihey put on rubbers and coats and piled out while it was being s.ung. I!(! uiso tliouglit teaehors not British subjects could not loach patriotism. Ho .wanted tho children compolled to learn the whole of the National Anthem. Mr. Slfton: "How many members of this logislaluro can recite it all?" Mr. Tweedio: "I doubt if there Is Olio." lion. Mr. Boyle, replying, said Mr, Twoedio had boon in touch with adult audiences, not tho product of Alberta schools. It was hardly fair to charge chine some 900 bushels, claiming that ho took them under his rights given by tho exoniption act. Tho Ijalliff claimed that he had no exemption coming to him, having made no claim for same, and oventually tho oats were secured from Jansen by Jir. Heath. Dofonco rested its case on the fact tliat It was not clearly shown that accused had no shadow of right to take a portion of tho grain belonging to him under tho exemption act, and that accused was of tho opinion when taking oats from tho threshing machine that he had a right to do so, the Imiliri' having made no objection at the time. Lost on Cruiser Paris, March 3.-It was announced I at the French ministry of marine today there were nearly 4000 men oa board the French auxiliary cruiser Provence when she was sunk In tHe Mediterranean on Feb. 20. , It was stated'that ou board the tlirAlberta sdhooTsvstZ wlH, the Provence were tho staff of tho third rorttmJngs'orpooi^lfLS\l^^^ infantry regiment, tho tUJrd where. All ohildren are taught the National Anthem In Alberta. It 1e (Continued on Paob 3j battalion, the second company of; t'he: first battalion, tho second maoliiiie I gun company and one ONtva C0IUX)aQy^'>' nearly '1000 meu. '.-Jy^ 92 4 4736 0071 ;