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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta 166% May (lax rurocabi; Fine, VOLUME VIII. LETHHKIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915 NUMBER 74 TWEEDIE INTIMATES GOVERNMENT SPENT RAILWAY FINANCES But Premier Closes Him Because the C. N. Macleod Line is Not Built MITCHELL DISPOSES OF TAX CRITICISM EdmonLou. Alta., March conclubion o[ I.Mr. MIL- cbell's speech and the starLiiig of one Ijy Tweedlq, Calgary, occupied Llic Ice- islature lodiiy. Mr. spoKu for an lioiir and a half, and Tweedie for moving UIH ad- journment. Mr. Tweedie started off with a bit- ter attack on .MfKeux.ie and Alann for not feunrnnteutl lines, and on Hit; government for not making them do BO. Me painted a woeful picture oE starvation and want in Calgary, ami Bald iC the millions boarded in tlie banks derived from guaranteed bends were used, every man in Calgary vould have work. He had reference to the Calgary Macleod line; the money 'was in tlie banks, the Premier claimed, mid these sections were den- ied needed railroads. Mr, Tweedie Answered Tweedie's descrijHion of the desti- tution which he said prevailed, was natlietic, and lie apparently was argu- ing that the provincial government should offset the effect, ot "Bonien soup kitchens" by compelling the con- struction of [he roads. Mr. SIftoa: "Does the non. member want the money pnld out before the roflda are Mr. Tweedie: "I Iinve serious doubts if the money is in the banks. 1 be- Jleve it is already spent, nnd intend t'o find out -before this session ends, if at all Mr. Sihon: "No (rouble about Hi a I.; the hqn.'member can get the informa- tion miy day by asking for it.'' FEED WILL BE SUPPLIED FOR STOCK Ottawa, March need of feed for stock In the Bow Island, Grassy Lake and Purple Springs district, owing to the deep snow which stjjl lies on the ground, was brounhl to the atten- tion of the department of the In- terior ysstes'day by W. A. Buchan- an, M.P., who had received a wire from the Amalgamated Board of Trade of these points pressing him to obtain relief. i The department iately, and instructions were wlrod that the needs of the farmers in thia direction should be supplied without delay. House Adopts Must be Com- pleted Within Three Wanted Five -Ollaivii, Onl., March A. Huchanun, of Medicine Hal consiilucncy, slarled ;in import- ant amendment to the C. N. 11.'bill in the House last night. The company wanted Hie lime for the completion of the Calgary-lxlhbriflge line extended five Mr. Buchanan strongly objected, and proposed an amendment that the line should be started within one year and completed within three years. The House accepted the amendment, which means that the C. X. It. has to get to work this year and hustle the line to completion, or it will lose its charter. Mr. Buchanan ex- pressed himself as opposed to long extensions. Railways, he said, should be made to build and cease fooling the people with promises. TEUTONS ARE DRIVEN GRAFT ATTACK OSTEND London, March fight- lo make an'advance, was ira ing marks the liaillcs along cast- (1 ern frontier on the conlincnL, with IL' Ol ATTITUDE TAKEN BY BULGARIA KEEPS GREECE ON FENCE! ilie Ceinian.s slowly 'from the rivej. Nil-men in tin1 dircc- i lion of own lOasi I'russian Iron- tier. At the .same lime the new of- lensive movement againsi 'and on llic I'ilic'ii evidently has as ye I into ihu treat i! by London, March Ihe ripni i and left I'hiuks cf tJernian forces isl and SLOW In North Poland lias been dislodged, render lighting dilllcult. The eugasc- Pelro.srad dlsualclies stale, from Ihe withdrawing to tlie WPS I of Minister, lo llic liosiiion UK-V loch up on Ilie advance norlh uf ..Se'iilihcMui conlin- from cast Prussia. Tlic German right lied." v' "In llic arena, cast and south of Russian attacks RURAL MAIL DELIVERY HERE SOON Ottawa. Ont, March bridgc will soon have Tour rural mail delivery routes in operation. Such was the assurance given W. A. Buchanan, member for Medi- cine Hat, in the House yesterday by Hon. T. Chase Casgraln, poit- maGter-general. Mr. Buchanan has been working on the establishment of rural mail delivery routes out of Leth- bridge for several years, and ac- cording to the minister's assur- ance to him four routes, north, south, east and west, would be es- tablished as soon as contracts for delivery can be made. said lu luuu bealen a liasty relreaL lo ivilliin eiglil miles of liie border. Orfieial reports Ironi Berlin, 1101 have [ailed iiilii heavy losses lo llic however.' stale that Hie Russian often- army. At a lioiul to the northeast of sivp is beiiie mel successfully. Hev- i expected in the' eiimuy Ml HOC prisoners j oral Russian atteinpis arc said to jn our ajt.c> ail unsuccessful at- 'have been repulsed. Tllc bailie in Champagne has be- Grand Master Judge'Jackson Canadians Now in England ARE ENCAMPED NEAR SHORNCLIFFE gagcmciU vliicli has bpci LliiK locality. i ..In the wefalern arena of hostilities, Mie only feature" lately has liecu the "-i'o tht-.nortlnvrsi m Oslrolcnko, a come less violent. 'sillied air attack on Oslcml. In HIP. has developed which is still 1" the righting in the Vosges and ChainiJ.Lgne icgion where Uiu French jroiiig'wi. In to the wcsL elsewhere along Hie western front. IIH.VC licen assuming the oltensivc late- of 'which there is nothing new. ly a. snow stovm lias given a inrced favorably to us, The Russians are advancing in rest to the liipops. It is noL prisoners. .Russian attacks to the Turkish Armenia conic for they' have been almost con- northwest of Nou'emie.sato have pvov- sliintly engaged for the past fort- cri ineffective. Seventeen hundred and 'ifty Russians taken prisoners in these engagements. Khaki" was the prevailing color at the Joint meeting oi Xorth Star Lodge easily repulsed. KKENCH OFFICIAL Paris, March war ollicc this alteruoon announced The only uvcnta j reported to this oflicc since the issu- i aiicc of tlic last communication was [a violent bombardment by the enemy i last night from tlic region 1.0 the 'east oi Htecnsfcrtiele, which is south of Dmniidc, followed by an unsuc- cessful attempt at attacks, anil sev- eral attacks made by the Kcich Acki'ikopf, all of which were Thla didn't-' please Mr. Tweeilie, NO. 4 Lelhbridge Lodge No. 39. and ivlio acoiiawl the Premier of trying to "turn the discussion" by sharp lions. Approves Aid to Cities -Mr. Tweedie approved of the gov- ernment giving aid to the cities to lieln the uneiuployed, but said charily would not be necessary if the rail' ways were built. .The Macleod branch was promised two years ago, and he believed the money was spent foi some other purpose. Why should UumsandB be Idle, when hundreds of thousands are lying to the credit Of fe Mean. Mr. T.weedie also referred to the OMver-St. 'Paul branch, which, he said, "would aolve the unemployment tion in Edmonton. He -will resume to- morrow. Mr. Mitchell Explains Taxes Sir. '-Mitchell, continuing his ad dress, dealt further with the misrepre- sentation as regards taxation, and charged that the Opposition, by in- sinuations and suggestions, were try- Ing Lo poison the public minds. The wild-land tax will boar heaviest In unorganized districts, and conse- quently not upon the settlers. He gave figures to show "how unfair it .would be to have a uniform aiset nicnt and tax, discriminating as "would agnmst Lhe owners ot cheaper lauds. 'Proceeding, II r. Mitchell quoted to show that rural municipal taxes are not excessive, -averaging 4.28 mills on the dollar, while school taxes average 7.13-cents an acre. Wl.Ue.tliB eminent was not responsible, he thought the rural municipalities had "acted wfiii caution. Railway Guarantees Do Work Mr. Mitchell disposed of opposition criticism of indirect liability through railway 'guarantees and showed that not only 'did' Mr. Alicbcner grossly ex- aggerate the amounts, but that one- third of the railway in operation todn> is due to the guarantee policy, while many hundreds of miles are still un- der construction. Got Money's Worth Dealing 'witli the nubile debt, 'ho showed that good value had been giv- en for every dollar and the work-Un- dertaken was considered Lo be of first importance to the settlers. As regards relief work, considerable- forded, and especially when the Do- minion government had undertaken the work. The Federal -authorities took a million and a 1mlf in oil leases alone in a Yenr and had a right lo do the relief work. Scotch FilM Suggestion Air. Mitchell castigated members of the opposition for trylng'to create the Impression that tho election machin- ery would he used to defeat prlhlbl- tloii; and said none but the very high- est lype of man would be appointed return Ins officers. Mr. Mitchell, in fl rapid, review of many of the lending policies of the government showod what had been contributed ro the .up- building of this rapidly growing prov- ince. the province hod done that could be af- Publlc Market Moves The Public Market lies been moved to the 1C. p. Building, Fifth street South, opposite the BIJou, and wlli be In charge of G. Tornpkins of tills city. Charity Lodge Mo. G7p lie'id laat night GHKAIAX OFFICIAL Herlin via London, March An Appeal For Boys of Lethbridge Although there is no direct evid- ence Unit Italy will depart from ii People .of Lethbridge, it's up Lo you! Vhat do wnnt to do? v-iah your boys to grow to bo in tho Masonic llsill, to say ffood-bye' general stall of the Germany army and "God-sneed" to the members or today gave out a report on the pro-, the craft 'who have enlisted iii the' gress ni the war wading as follows AIen ot a ll 1S sood lo service'of their King and country, and j "In the western arena of the war Men arc healthy, ami men who are on the eve of departing for in the hills of Lorctlc our troups wculd trenches Ee to. lne a for good. an unknown destination, en route to have captured two more the front." About' twenty-five "Sol- from the French. They took six oflic.- j Parents of Lethbridge, It's UP lo you! VvurtL uu'yu'u yo.ur boy to do? Do you want him to spend his leisure liuur Tn easy reach of the tempter's pon'er? diers o[ the Kins" were most crs and 250 men prisoners, and of them members of ihe 20th Battery, lured frus machine guns and two with a sprinkling of representatives ot sm the Canadian Mounted Rifles from j unolis. the Champagne district, the Tt was a "regular" meeting of North Star Lodge, but under the Mastership of W. Uro. T. S. Fetterlv, routine busi- ness was disposed of ID an expeditious manner, and the lodge was closed, af- ter which tables Svere promptly sat and loaded up wilh a bountiful supper, to which fuh justice was done. The programme of speech, song and atory that followed fully sustained the reputation which the Masonic righting at Sou vain has not yet conic j "Boys "will be bova" it wns ever ao. to an end. To the northeast of Le Mcsnil, the enemy, who had prepared B.C. ELECTION ON APRIL 10 Victoria, B. C., March Sir Rich- brethren of Lethhridge have for doing ard McUridc announced tonight that these "affairs" well. M.W. Bro. Judga Saturday, April 111, would be the J. A. Jackson, Grand Master of Albert date of the provincial elections. Hon. Masons, 'was chairman tor the pcca- price Ellison today handed his resigr Fathers and mothers and citizens, too, 8km, and in hie opouiug remarkK ooih- monted on the uniqueness of the oc- And a boy who !s healthy, wants "somewhere to go." Fathers of Lethbridge, and mothers, too, What is .the future of "sonny" to you? Where i? the his feet 'win bend And what may he find at the journey's Oh, see that we lieeu him a "som. where to Don't 'leave him alone with the streets and the "show." ilou, and in hie oponiug remarkK ocin- nation to the premier, who has hot .our. young men and boys call niitde a selection of :i successor vainly to you? iiisicr oi finance and tbe sake ol a little denial or so, Won't you see that the boys have "somewhere to though Ine disciplined hosts of Ger- program oi proposed assistance to l We appeal for the Y, ._ M.C.A., British Empire had truth and justice on Vancouver Island and the For the men of the boys of Admirer of Boys. casion. He said that at no time alnce the war began Jiad he felt so confident ture. The premier will later this week of victory for the end al- issue a manifesto defining his exact I disciplined hosts of- Ger- program oi proposed assistance to many were formidable opponents, the completion of the Canadian Northern on her side, and she must prevail. j'ncific Great Eastern running north W. Bro. J. Jones, P.-M. of LeUibridge from Vancouver. Lodge No. ;10, in proposing the toast I to the Grand .Lodge of Alberta, gavel the soldier-boys soine interesting in- liolicy, Koine dispatches lead to the belief Lhat decisive events will soon lake place. Turkish Coal Base Destroyed Petrograd, via London, March !l. Tlie bombardment by the Russians of Ziiiiguldifik, en Hie so.utb shore of Ihe I Black Sea. and Hie deslruction of Iho' docks there, as announced by Ihe Rus- siali naval authorities yesterday, con- stitutes a serious blow'io the Turkish fleet, since it is from this port that the Turks hitherlo drawn, their chief supplies of coal for the navy. Il Determination to Keep Institu- tion Going Was Feeling at Banquet Last Night CITIZEN SHOULD HELP OUT Over fifty "business men; "and _ the reported semi-officially [hat in ad- young men wildfire entering; in tllS ditiqn tc silencing the batteries which Jjnancial campaign ot the Y. ii. C. A. inHiz, Russian Ileot rais. neccssary funds to carry also destroyed tlie ccta] Ihe iastitution over Ihe present finan- rial difficulty that it is unfortunately MILLION 1'laced in, attended the banquet Ijiat D. R. WILKIE LEFT ESTATE OF HALF Toronto. March estate night in the first round which sot off valued at was left Ijy the late D. R. president of the Im-i lierial He died without ieaviug a wil'i, and the property will be eq Bood start. The banquet was a _! sumptuous one and the enthused Balb- 'uar.lering did full justice the good ly shared by the three' children, Mrs.'things provided, and were'then ready Marlon Kerr, Caiitaln Arthur B. t0 begin Uie with a dcterrovna- Wilkie. and Captain C. S. Wilkie. Both ljon to though the tost is of the sons are attached to the Ca- iiadiau Expeditionary force. The Hulk This determination was the feeling o[ the whole artair. The.men realize that to raise the money will be a task, hut it must-he done and no ef- cT the 'estate is .in stock holdings. WET OR DRY? St. Paul, Minn., March ques- tion of 'licensing salocns 13 the princl- pal isaue-berore the voters today in fort on the part of the workers two hundred Minnesota municipalities. be spared until the full .amount it where annual elections are being held.. realized. At present 1JO of these towns are The speakers after., supper gave "wet" and sixty "dry." Six cases of some very helpful in the the fourth class, five of the "wot" arc strong speeches made 'by'the Mayor, among the towns voting on the license Hcv. Cohbledick, and Mr. Bish- question. BULLETIN j oil, General, Y. SI. 0. .'A, I tpjrctary o[ Toronto, Mr. II. S. uhair- Afraid to Weaken Defen-J ses Against Bulgaria To Send Army to Aid of Allies HUNS FEAR FALL CONSTANTINOPLE] PariE, March Rhallli, a form- er prime minister of Greece, has giv alnst the Dardanelles a mere bluff." Turks Say. 400 British Lost -Amsterdam, 'via London, March 9.- official the Ti'fk- ish War'-JIlnister, as rtfcelved here to- 'd'ay from Constantinople.'says that tile. British lost 400 men in the recent bat- tle at the head ot the Persian Gulf. Berlin's Delusion London, March comment appearing in Berlin indicates a feel- ing of optimism over the near East- ern, eltuatlon.' The Turkish opinion that the Dardanelles are impregnable is being endorsed, and paper! express the belief that Klnj Conatantlue Trill, hold Greece to n course ot neutrality. Naw Greek premier Athens, via Parie, March Gounarls, deputy for Patria, has con- sented at the requaBt. of King; Con- stantlne to undertake the taeli of. lonn- ing a new Cabinet. It la reported thtt IK Baltadjis who foreign niuls- ter in the Theotokis cabinet, haf con-. sented to take that portfolio undfr the leadership of M. Oounatte. M. Gounarta will submit Bis Hat ol ministers to the Klne; tmoirpw. It Is understood, and obtain OJL agrBeBBCipfc that tlie chamber shall he If the aupnorters of the ministry an In, the minority, which la coaslderel hdli- iy probable. "Tlie new premier irenpeeled to or the continued neutrality of man, and called on JiJIayor Hardle AMMUNITIOK TS SHORT .first. Tlic mayor gnvc'.a vfery concise Paris' March 8, 6 pi I liistory oi the organization from Rome says Reports received up till noon to- liow the movement had grown on the Mcssasero's day from the workers in the Y.M.C.A.. N'orlh American contiiient in the last telegraphs that the Turlijsi financial campaign show that 5137.26 Iw'cnly years. Ho strongly urgeil the had been donated. formation as to what they might ex- pect to fiud In British and European grand jurisdictions when their military duties gave them a little leisure time. This toast was replied to by R. Wor. Bro. J. T. and V. Wor. Bro. George Whcleu, G.S. The toast of "the Army and Navy" was proponed by R ,Wor. BTO. J. D. Higinbothnm, and responded to by V. Wor. Bro. S. Stewart and Bro. Hev. G. A. Cobbledick. The toast of the evening, "Our LETHBRIDGE HONORED BY HAVING SUPPLIED WHOLE MACHINE GUN SQUAD Likely Now on Firing Line in of the Squad army is short of rifle and artillety workers to go alter every--citizen .ammunition and'says this ei- Ihe city and the smallest tue dclence of the Turk- ish torts. .The Turkish army in Eu- donalions. Hev. Coublcdiclv was thi next speaker and held his.auiiience for rope the despatch adds is Ihe next twenty minutes-.listening to uut.'lacks food and ammunMlim.. llic things for. which Ihe t .JI.b.A. Orders haTe be6n glTett to. economize stands, expounded ma moat a-hle lhe o[ sinc, Rqil- was proposed in character- istic fashion by W. Bro. W. L. Hardie, and WRK rcayonded to by four khaki-chid hrelhren: in the persons o[ W. Bro. Dr. n. B. C. Thompson, W. Ilcre att tllc Bro. CaDtnln Alvln Ripley.. W. -Bro. 'rapid-lire lead bullets into the !omb. Ssrgt. Umvin, and Bro. Gunner man lines, and who may al llic prcs-' Edward Smith. eht A tonst to "Our wag pro- al- I hi posed by W. Bro. E. Oxland' and re- ahovi; arc from drill Ocr-' Lime lie levelling- iheir weapons lic vandal Huns. Everyone of the! e: and spouded to by W. Dro. Rev. A. H. IJon- tlie lirst, coiiUnsscnt. [or 1' left LU.C. oon. ifronl. They1'. were on acT Songs by Bros. RoLliwell, PeUei-iy of lo .Ihe ma- and Pelts and a reading by. Bro. S. J. cliinc .ir-jn section oi the Uatta- Shepherd added niucli lo the enjoy- lion, first eonlingent C. K.'F. When ment af llic evening, and '-'God Snve Llic victories of the Allies are ie- the King" fliins, perlmpB, a little more counted, the soldiers from the prairie luslily than usunl, brought the mom- Idly on the Let-hhringc river, who orable occnsion to a clcse. I journeyed close to miles in or- MOHE CANADIANS AHKIVK i'dcr to help maintnin the principles of London, March The 23rd West- freedom under which they lived, will mount lial-lalioii under command ol -undoubtedly figure in tlie narratives. Col. Fisher, detrained al SliornclifTc The men whose efficiency was so Sunday, ami Ihe men seemed lo be In .signalU lionoied are; Carnill, for- thc best of snirils iittcr their rail merly a teamster here, S. Dobbs, F. journey Irom Liverpool. With the Lay, formerly on Ihp .city 'police guard at the I'ro- P. Chapjileau, for inaimci. Jlr. Cobbladlck shpwed how. refused to allow Aostrian cbn- llie has helped .tlie com- :isl gnments to pass through to TUI-; i, r SMYKXA FORTS SILENCED London, March 9. The Turkish' innnity as a whole, hoiv.i-t helped the hoy, and how ii has ..established it- self as a meeting place for Christian men of all denominations iwhere closer forls guarding the entry oE tlie Oulf. iontact was obtained with fellowraen. of' hare hcen completely sil- -Mr Hisliop the last speaker- out- encBd hy French and BtitiSn fleets lined bnclly the woi'lc pi. the "Y and against that port, while Allowed what kind of men it has luin- Uave svvept (rom the I out. Tlic world is.glamoring for nej men of high moral, and that. Tlic .liombardment of Smyrna con- I is what llic "Y" vesterdav and the population a. clear business can- ,s ThE ho'inbarilment began, on not afford In let .the, Y. M.. C A. Sat d Mmioon at 1 o'clock, af- cose: its doors, hecause we would he had teen given tin bity .shutting ull a .this it to leave, I class ot men comes, and .tlicreby en- six- countries, the next gciu'-ration c-iirry on our work. Ko the workers wen I tortli ivilh live tlrcek anil one'tDutch, had been ordered to leave Admiral Pierse's'.Squadron been I .'VIIIIHLdl 1-iclot a iiuv i determination lo win :in..tliis under- by a French warsnip anu is already commcnc- smaller craft including en. Hcmcmlioi- the slogan and be pre- sweepers and is pouring an m pared to help with your donation, (irc upon the Turkish land however .small and thereby do a part in this worthy civilians in Smyrna a city of have lied to the hills, it is reported from Athens 4 f. BBEAD BIOTS IN PRAGUE i.'rd were two companies of the 30lh force and later n lattalion from British Columbia un- vincial jail, I-. r dcr Col. Hall. These, were the last of over a year on the staff of the Dank in the 25th Battery, and a miner at formerly, with'Hie Leicester Klectric the 4.000 Canadl.ins.-who crossed on of Montreal, popularly known as Number 3, Q. F. Higgins. insurance, company. The battalion to the the liissanabie Msgantic and South- "the E, Thomas, a team- agent, and a .member of Wesley choir, i detachment 'belongs is commanded by coipotal- and J. E. 1'alntcr, (Jock Calgaty'niau. land. ster, J. Miller, [oimtilyf a Amsterdam, March' orderly scenes, mord violent than Ihobe In Cologne, occurred in Prague on the occasion of tbe distribution of bread by, the municipality on Sat: nrday last. BRANTFORD'9 RAILWAY PURCHASE ILLEGAL Tiranlforil, Onl., March man Drayton of the Dominion Rill- way Commission, has informed V city I hat Its recent, purchase of tb4 Grand Valley' Railway and the Bnni ford Street Railway are Illegal Broads bearing Dominion ;