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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME IX. LETHBKIDGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, MAUCF/ 9, 1916 NUMBER 75 FRENCH HAVE REPULSED ALLAnACKSAIVERDUN; RE CONE DENT NOV Great German Offensive has Brought Little Advantage-French Statement is Optimistic Officers of Alberta's First Kilted Regiment Parts, .March Goriimns have Tjeeu repulsed between DouamoiU ami the village of Vaiix after Hewral hoav}" attackH accoinpanieii by intense artillery fire and violent infantry assaults, according to the l''rench otnclnl statement, which sayB, tlie at-taclix, jiortlieast of Verdun, lias been captured by the Germans, the war office announced today.. Greater Confidence Paris,'March 9.-Official statement ^published last night has done much to j-elleve the tension which had heen caused in the public mind-by the ex-]iectation of the great onslaught ou the main French defences on the west liank of the Meuse. The press and public are now more than ever convinced that tiie Germans will not be � ble to take A'erdun. Military observers express the belief that the GermauH' originally intended a' frontal attack on Verdun. "Which was to be accompanied by two flank attacks, one In Woevre, not 10 be-'puslied homo, and the other ou the west bank of the Meuse, which might 'develop Into the main attack. Desiring, however, to justify the pre-. 5uature'JiiiJioUncement of the capture of bouaumout, the G.town Prince kept 200,000 men on the'right of the bank river against the advice of his generals who insisted that they could be better employed on the other bank of the .river. Now that the Germans have begun a flank attack, the French critics say, it is too late by ten days. Greatest Duel of the War Artillery men ou 'ooth sides are living up to the reputation already os-1-ablished for the battle of Verdun as Ihe greatest artillery duel of the war. Many sectors of the French front on yunday and Monday last received an average of 100,000 shells in twelve hours. Whole bridges were reduced to kindling material. The little river lit Forges disappeared altogether, having been dammed in half a dozen places and the 30 feet of crest of the hill No. 253 near Forges was blown away. The first attack on Bethin-court made qu Tuesday was preceded liy six hours terrific bombardment. Then the infantry came on from three sides, along the road from Gercourt to Bethincourt, from Forges Village and from tlie slopes of Hill 265. French ollicors estimate that the attacking forces wore not fewer than 20,000 men. Fifteen different battalions wore identified. All day long the Germans fought to gain ii footing in the important village of Bethincourt, which lies In the hollow commnnded by both sides. When night fell the last attacking column was thrown back by the French, who fought with great determination against iioslile forcqs double their number. The position- ou the DEFAU S TERMS [RS ARE RVIN b Five Hundred Mexican Outlaws Make Raid in U. S.-Men and Women Killed in Cold Blood I WASHINGTON HEARS NEWS Washington. March 9.-Faced by a new crisis in Mexican affairs by (he Columbus massacre, administration officials admitted that President Wilson might lind it difficult to refrain from actual interference. The above are the officers of the 113th Battalion. Lieut.-Col. Pryce-.Iones is sitting in the centre of the front row. URC Quieii Justice Follows on Con-. viction of Officials of the Alberta Govt. � Kdnionlon, March 9.-rThe public accounts committee held its llrst sitting for the session this morning with T, M. Tweertie as chief inquisitor. ^Ir. Burley, provincial auditor, was the only witness examined, and after explaining the methods of his department, was asked It ther6 were any defalcations on the part of officials since TJO.T. lie replied that there were several and named the treasury, the public works and attorney-general's departments from memory, but preferred to bring In his records, wl^ich he will do at the next meeting. The public works defalcations wore of recent date. Hyde, chief accountant since 1905, and an official of the old territorial government, was caught and prosecuted, and given 22 months in jail. .McKay, aiiQthor ollloial, was given IS months. Any defalcations were due to officials given positions of trust failing in honor and lidellly to employers. There were no defalcations as implicating mep associated with political activities, WESLEY CELEBRA m\mm\ Second Year of Completion of Imposing Edifice-Special Services to be Held WILSON S FINALLY NVOIE N Big Majority Supports His Attitude Towards New German Sub. Policy Washington, Mardi 8.-President Wilson completely and decisively won Ills long fight to compel congress to acknowledge that It stands behind him in the submarine negotiiitions witli tJofmftny. 'I'o Ihe rallying cries of "Stand by tlie president" and "is 'it Lansing and ^VIl�on 01- Von Dernstorff and the Kaiser'.''' a big democratic majority and nearly lialf the re|)uhllcanB in the house rolled up ovorwliolnilng' votes against the movement to warn Ameri-canu oft armed ships of the European lioHlgerouts, The calebratgd McLonioro i'esolu-tioi), around which the anli-admlnis-tiat(on forces centred their fight, was tabled-111 other words, killed-Just as was the Gore resolution for a similur purpose in tiie senate last week. Tlio voto was i!7� to Ml. HAS A SOLUTION IH E BREWERY PROBLEM Would Manufacture Alcohol for Power When Liquor Act Comes Into Effect .MUerta goes dry in a Utile more than tliree months, and compauios owning breweries aro already begln-nliis lo cast atioiit for ii solution of their problem. .Managing Director Sick of the Lethbridge Brewing and I\lnlt-ing Co., has lliies out,already in an (Coi^'risoKD ON .Paoij a) � Next Sunday will mark the completion of tile second year in the history of that splendid enterprise undertaken by the congro.iiation of Wesley church, l^rom thf initial service conducted by Rev. John Mcl.ain. immediately following the opening of the coal mines in the river liottom in 18i)2, the .Melliodist ciiiirch has shown its faith in i^ethbridgo by leading in tlie erection of larger and more suit-ablo cliurches. The city as a whole is interested in the present .iinder-taking as indicative of tiie city's progress. Following the .Musical Festival in May. the Alberta Conference will meet here for llic lirsl lime in June, and the next great 1'. F. A. convention has been secured by the accommodation afforded by Wesley cliurcli. Such enterprise merit.s the hearty support of tlie citizen,"? generally ' at tlii.s anniversnry time. Rev. Fallis to Speak Rev. S. A. Fallis, of Central church, Calgiir.\-, wlu'ch iias lust Iieen destroyed by tiro, will be the special preacher of tlio day. Mr. Fallis came from successful iiastorates in Toronto and lias won a large iilace in Calgary. The choir under Mr. tMaudo Hughes will (urnisli special music for both Sunday and the Monday evening concert which will follow the annual dinner for which the ladies have estub-lislied so enviable a reputation. DECLARES WAR ON PORTUGAL - Berlin, via-Sayvillc, N. Y., tvlar. 9.-T-Gorm.any declared war on Portugal at 3.30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Portuguese minister to Beptin being lianded his passports at the time the declaration vjas made. More Married Men Called London, March 9.-The newspapers announce today that a proclamation will be issued next week calling to the colors married men between the ages of 27 and 35. BRITISH BLOCK SHIPS Washington, March 11.-The British Admiralty orders, announced in thi-' state department dispatches from Consul-Ceneral Skinner, at London, exclude all vessels except those calling for oxaminalion or belonging to the allied powers, irom entering any port or liarbor or anciioring off any ot; UiCj Shetland Islands until I'ltrthor notice. HUN FLEET GOES BACK London, March !).-Tire aer-~ man lloet returned lo its base this morning, says Rcuter's Ymuiden correspondent, tele- Sir Sam Leaves to Avoid Making an Explanation Ottawa, .March 1).-Tho anuounce-niont mudo last night Ih'fil tlenoral iluglies, minister of miUtiu,^ would leave the capital today and would not returij until lie had A'lslted the front, CHino ns n surprise to the majority of members of the liouso today. That Premier Borden and Oeiieral Iluglies knew of tlio, approaching de' parture of the minister ou Tuesday night Is evident liecnutja of the cleuivp oxpreaaed by the lat|qr'^(.o repl.v to tile opposition criliciBm of tho shell committoo before the house rose. This ho could not do, however, because of intervention of Ash Wednesday. Tile view moat generally accepted Is tliKt (lio reasons for Gon. ir.iiglios' departure for lOngUind and ' FrUiice aro such lliat it is not in tiie pubUe Interest tliat there sliould be a'dijd-nlte Btalomont at present. Tho den-erul left at noon for New York, UaV' Ing previously attended u goverilmoijt. caucus. Another Turk Town Taken Petrograd, via London, March 9.-Russian troops have captured the town of Rlza (Rises) on the Black Sea, 36 miles east of Tre-blzond. This announcement is made in the official statement is-sued from general headquarters, which adds that the Russians have occupied the town of Sen-neh, north of Kel-manshah, In Pirsia. Villa's Work Columbus, .N'..M.. .March H.-.V baud of Mexican liiiiidits iiunibering from 800 to lOOn. .supposedly under personal command of I'rancisco^ Villa, raided I'nilcd States Territory early today. Tliey attacked Columbus, killing .\m-erlcan civilians who exposed themselves,: and iio.l fire to several buildings. For nearly two hours flghting continued in the Ktroet.'*. Col. H. J. Slocum speedily brouglil the IStli Cavalry in- Deal With Conspiracy Charge Only-Judge Severely Scores Mr. Goodman Pte. Rhodes of Macleod Meets Sudden End-Was On Duty Night Previous Toronto, .Marcli fl.-Tlie'jury liear-j ing I tho .McCutclieon case retired at ^ Jli'n.lO thi.s morninf; i�ler a charge by | Mexican scout gave Viriiiti^matlori'of to jHlion and stiorliy after ll o'clock drove the raiders across the border. iVine civilians and six United Stafe.�! troopers were the known dead early in the day. The dead: A. Lilchio. hotel proprietor, Walton Walker, United States Customs rider. Million James, Mrs. Million James. J. S. Dean, C. C. Miller, druggls-'t; unidentified chauffeur; J. J. jMoore. merclmiit; W. R. Walker, guests at the Central hotel. -Vmorican soldiers killed: Frauk Kendvall, horseshoer troop' "K"; Sergeant M. A. Dobbs, machine gun troop; t'orp. Simon; Sergt. Jolm Nie-vcrgit; (.'orp. Harry VViswall. troop "G"; Pte. T. Butler, troop "F"; Pte. Fred .\. Griffin, troop "K," Information that Francisco Villa and his diief lleutenanL Pablo Lopez, were in personal command ot the raid was given to Col. Slocum by a Mexican rancher, captured by the bandits last Sunday and who escaped during the fighting. Pablo Lopez, second in command to Villa, was killed. The attack was a complete surprise. Villa deceiving all authorities by dispatching a telegram to ITachita, X. M., last night, saying that he was at Xogaies' ranch in Chlpuahua near tlie border, at least 44 miles distant from here. This telegram was signed ostensibly by the American caretaker ot the ranch and stated that Villa personally was at the ranch house. - All "liie while, however, the '.Mexl-cflii baiiilit. leader was making h!.s >vay from the Bosques Grandes rnncli, about 2.1 miles south-west of Iiere. A A writ has been issued out of Supreme Court liy J. Rowell, against the Leitch Collierios at Passhurg, for $22,2ao.81 being principal and interest oil a luortgiigo. Johustonu it itil. chlo aro acting for tho plaintiff. Another action has boon started in Supremo Court by the John Billings Co. against Die O. Ivorsou of Burdett, cUilwliig $1455 on a conlriict for ilOOO })UshelB ot flax whicii defendant tailed to deliver. ,MAUD ALLAN IMPROVES New York, .March 8.-Muud Allan, classical dancer, reported dying after a recent operation for appeiidioitis, was tbdiiyi said to be on the road to recovery. � .Miss Allan has an international 'reputation. MAIUvi7J.S May, wheat ............... July wheat ...........,.., May oatB ................. Mpy flax' ................. 110 110 41 21014 WEA'lHEK Private Fred G. Rlioilcs, of the tl"th Kiltie i'.ntlalion, was'found dead in his bunk at the Henderson Park barracks this morning by his comrades. The cause of death is unknown at present, but appears lo have been heart failure. .\n autopsy will he held this afternoon by Capt. Loecli and Capt. Thomson, medical othcers, and an iniiuest will follow, which will be conducted by Coroner Huiuphrles. Pte. Rliodea came here from -Macleod, wliere he left his wife and family. He was 011 duly last niglit till about 10.:!0, and went to ted apparently well, fie was sleeping in tile middle bunl; in his section and tlie nieiv above and below him state that he seemed to be very restless. .\boul three in, tlie inorning lie rose and went to 1119 kitchen, and got a CH|) of coffee. Nothing more was lie.-nd from liim and nothing was suspected until he failed to turn out this morning at roviolle. The wife of tHie decouscnl has been notllled and the remain's will be sent there for interment. It is likely that nrrani'.cmonls will he made for a inlll-tary funeral. The death of Pte. Rhodes Is tlie tlrsi to occur in the ranks of the Kil-tios and has cast a gloom over the barracks today. Me was a iiopnlar imiii among his comrades and a lino typo of soldier, so that his loss will bu keenly felt liy ollicors and men alike. Justice .Middletoii of an hour and a fiviarter. His Lordship pointed out tliey were tu find the accused guilty or not guilty, solely on the charge of conspiracy to defraud, that is, that tlic acls of !!. S. or Gordon U. McCutclieon. which might be considered fraudulent were only to be taken into account so far as they proved that a conspiracy had been entered into previous to these overt acts. He said ihe trial was without parallel in the nature of the charges laid. He scored somewhat severely the conduct of A. iC. Goodman, formerly solicitor for the McCutcheons, for turning upon his former clients. SIX MONTHS FOR HIM Toronto, .\larcli 8.-Six months in lirisoii was llio sentence imposed Tuesday on Private John Aflcliaoi Frencli, of tlio Slst battalion, on a desertion charge. Froncli had been absent witliout leave for. 28 days. Ho assorted he had not returned to duty because ho was not able to get on well in Iho battttllon, / LIN SO LEE AS LASIYEAR Board Hears Report-Transacts Routine Business-Train Children for Festival Theie was little business of importance done by tlio school hoard at tiie regular meeting held yesterday afternoon nt four o'clock. The estimates liavlng heen disposed of last montli, there was only routine business to come before tho meetins:. A resolution was adopted applying for a lino of cretjit on current account from the [hilon Hunk, amounting lo $(i!'),000. Some emjuiries. were made as to when the board might expect tlie city to poy over the amount required to pay last year's overdraft ut the hank, and the iufor-(CONTINUEU ON PaQE No Evidence of Pollution in Water, Say the Experts Hiqii,..,,,.................... 49 I Lpwj',........................ 39 Rorocast': Generally fair anc^.colder, "Chemical and bacteria analysis of Letlibridge \Vator sup.niy reveals no evidence of polution." 'I'hls wire to the Lothbrldgc Board of Health from tlie provincial Board of l-lnalth was received at noon today and given to tlie Herald by Chairman lUtchio- of tho board. 'I'he local hoiilth authorities aie therefore compelled to look further alleld for the cause of llio typhoid epidemic, and will now^ investigate tho milk supply. Chairman Ritchie advises householders to sterilize all milk before it is used. Tins is a aim-plo process, liio milk being brought to llie boiling point (Uid Ihen cooled. Ot course^ it is not known that tho epidemic can be traced lo this source, but it has been found to bo the cause of tyjihoid in Ihc past; boiling is urged now as a precautionary, measure. Tiie lloaid of Health also urges people to continue boiling all water, us in spite of tho examination made in Bdmoutoii, it Is a very simple precaution which it Is well to follow. According to reports this morning tho typhoid situation is, by no means improved, ten now cases leaving ,been reported, some ot tlicm from the Kll-tioB. The I. O. D, ill. luivo been asked to supply ns soon as possible 30 hospital shirts for use at the barracks. .Medical Oflicer Capt. Uoeqh Is very busy with his putienlb, . . this. Ho reported late last night that lie saw iwo iiarties of Villa's men moving eastward from the Bosques Grandes ranch toward Palomas, and a bandit Carranza outpost six miles directly south of here. Col. H. J. Slocum. commanding the 13th cavalry, has heavy patrols out and two troops of cavalry are at Gibbon's ranch, miles west. Carranza customs guards at the border gates three miles south of Columbus, had dug a few rifle pits for 50 Carranza soldiers who fled lo Palomas when Villa appeared in the vicinity several days ago. M. Puche, a merchant, was wound-od in the hands, Riggs, his wife' and two children barricaded themselves In the living quarters of the customs house, L. Jager, his wife and two children, barricaded themselves In the railroad station. Col, Slocum early today announced that tour American soldiers had heen killed and seven wounded. Fourteen dead Mexicans were counted near the army camp. Americans Hanged Columbus, X. M., March 9.-.\rthiir iMcKenney, foreman ot tlie Paloma.s ranch; W'm. Corbett and Jas. O'Neill, captured by Villa Tuesday, were lianged and their bodies burned, according to information received here today. The hanging occurred when bandits raided a cattle herd of the Bosques Grandes ranch. Official Report Ml Paso, Texas, March 9.-The oHI-cial report from Col. Slocum, 13th United States Cavalry, commanding the troops at Columbus, to his commanding officer at Douglas, Arizona, follows: "Commanding Omcer, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, Bouglas, Ariz.-Camp was attacked at 4.30 this morning by a force of .Mexicans from across the border. The attack was repulsed and now, at G.4r> a.m., the Mexicans are (CO.s'tinukd on PAGE 3) FL E ELESS IN Pleavy Snow, Causes Rivers Overflow Driving People From The Land ' to, London, .March '9.-Hundreds have been made homeless and thousands'ql-aor6B of farm lands" iu" southweatern Iflnglaud have been inundated, as the, result of the overllow of rlvors, onus.: ,od by the continuous heavy snowfall. Reports from the provinces Bhowthftl,: snow fell generally over England t^ud,^ that tho fall was oapaoiaUy. heavy,� to ^;' the miUlandii and the nortU. - if: ,i*1l 01 ;