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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 10, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOI^tiME IX. LETHBRrpGE, ALBERT A, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, I91fi NUMKEU 7(5 SOME OFFICERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HIGHLANDERS Another Big Scandal in War Orders Has Been Shown Up MINISTER LEAVES Goes South to Avoid an Embarrassing Explanation in House ........ , R:' Capl. John Skellon . 7; ludi^idtial cuts ofall thejiDtflceij? of the KilUes are being secured by'ttfis llersUl, and these wlllbe published from time to lime.' Lieiit.tol A, W. Fi-Ycc-Jonos . OrFICKR COMMANDING Capt.. Har.disly {.iipl. W allnco The PhotoK were taken by A. K. Smith. Expect an Attack Launched Short the Balkans to be y in Ottawa, March S.-The ilgbale on Sir Wilfrid- I^urler'B motion usltin},' for an Inquiry into the nhell commil-teo was � continued In the ooninions today by V. B. Carvell, who concluded the speech commenced by him on ri^ieaday, and R. B. Bennett of Cal-Kary. Surplus on I. C. R. When Mr. Bennett concluded at the ievening silting the house went into foniraitteo of supply on the railway �estimates, and lion. .1. D.'Reid made the annual statement ri'lating to railways. He announced a surplufi on the I. C. R. ot over $1,000,000. The N. T. R. lino now under government control did pretty well for a start, iho deficit on the first seven months pf operation being only The acting minlatef declared his faith In the feaslblUtV of the Eiidson's v Bay roiite. The work, h'd-sald, would )~ be ^pushed, steadily to" a. conclusion. ' JV1�ike�.. Seriou* Charge ,Mr. F. 13. Carvell,.>V6Bumlns: the debate on.Sir WiUrIa Laurler's mottbtf for a special commllt�6 to Intiuire into the work of the former shell com-miltee, said that .''�.OOO.OOO shell fuses had been ordered 'In 'the Xluited States at a price of about 122.000,000. 'Hiese fuses, he said, shoulii have been purchased in England or could have been made in Canada. There had been long dSlay before the committee considered the important quea-tion of fuses at all. ' They could have , naved $3,000,000 by getting the fiiBeB In ISngland. After getting fuses at $2.26 In England somettime ago, the committee ordered ;',33S,00(l ot these fnsos at $4.50 in the United States. Another claaa of fuse could have been got in Catiada at $a.50 for a contract of 500,000. But tho committee iilaced an order In the United States for ],666,000 fusea at $4.00. JJr. Carvell a,dded that fuses were actually being iiiadc and delivered ' In Canada now �by the Russell Mot6r Car company. I'hoy were delivering ;!500 per day and declared they could fill their order ahead of lime. Tlio Araorican companies on the other hand had not delivered any fuses. Same Dirty Trail "it all comes back," said Mr. Car-veil, "to the same dirty trail of .1. W. Allison. This is the gentleman who Is now playing sick down in New York, and who Is said to liave pneumonia. This is the genllonian who secured passage tho otlier night on a train 'from Now York to Canada, and actually got on board hut left again before the train moved out and went back to bis hotel. ' He thinks some-' body Is watching him, and somebody is watching him, too," said Mr. Car-veil. "We know where Uo'll be, lionover, tomorrow morning. We know whom h4 will be closeted with at S o'clock tomorrow morning. -He will l)o with the man who hasn't.enough ntanhood to stand hero and answer those charges I am making." Tho speaker'called .Mr. Carvell to order. . Tho latter withdrew his remarks and referred to tlio minister of militia as the man who had said the Voices of sholls were higher in Britain than in Canada but was not here to, answer the charge.s that were being made, tie hud gone to Montreal to address soniq meeting of the Board of Trade, and'lh�n was going south ; )-to see Allison In New York, and then these two and others ot tlieir iik would confer tog^her lii the balmy tmospherd of Floflda. Continuing, Mr. CJarvell, said that up 1o a .'month ago shrapuel shells cost an average pt $3.50 oaoli. Today the government would Imve no difficulty In placing orders for 50,000,000 shells at $1.33 each. In regard to 18 pound sheila Iie^aid tUe situation was.worse because with a,oouple ot exceptions the placing'of those orders hud been largely a mattov oC politics. REVOLUTION IN CHINA PeklD. March- O.-r'KevolutionistB on K lau'noU from the Pot'tuguese dependency pt Macoa today .attacked tlie gunboat'Sul NVo, n^ar Canton, with bombs and a-lfles.'v fi'he Suri Wo repulsed the attack 'Rnd.''capt.ured the revolutionists. � :  SHAUGHNESSY SAYS RECRUITING OF HALF MILLION MEN WOULD DRAIN THE COUNTRY OF LABOR T- Ordered to Kill or Capture Bandits-Take Villa Dead or Alive Montreal. March 10.-Lord Shaugh-nessy doubt.s the practioabillty ofCanada raising ,'iOU,noo moii as called for by Sir Robert Borden, and he .so slated at the ineeling of the btislness and military leaders held Thursday evening under the auspictw of the Montreal Board ot Trade. The meeting was called with a view to encouraging recruiting in this military district where the number of enlistments admittedly are unsatisfactory. Major-Geiieral Sir Sam Hughes, who addressed the gathering, said that Montreal with Its seven hundred thousand population should easily be able to recruit 70.001) men. or at least 50,000. To this Lord Shnughnessy replied, if HO. women would have to be called upon to He expressed 1 J mm NO NSIIUATM VERDUN DEAD OR ALIVE Washington, March 10.-It was said at the Wiiite House that the American government wants Villa dead or alive, and that no steps will be neslected to carry out that object. ... .|..;Wilson!* Orders Wa^h'iilgttiii, March 10.-President Wlliioa today ordered American troops oveV,-}!he Me.\ican'. border to capture or kilt the Villa bandits who raided Columbus. N. ^^.�;*! comprehensive way and organized plans will be laid for his apprehenBlou. Officials received the word of the decision to go after Villa with troops with undisguised ,satlsfac.tlon>. ,9Cabinet members expresserl Uiii^swyes'as greatly pleased. Army" offlg0r�.\Yoi:ied tinanlmouB approval. ! jV, genetiij fueling of relief that the Admlniistration had llnally decided \tb, take:'Hie''step was apparent. The/prei^iii'^nWilinsolf is tirmly convinced of the 'usdfeBsity of eliminating Villa (ram the Mexican situation. Carranza Silent 1, , ,, . Mexico City, .March lO.-Gen. Car. assertion, the note says, ranza does not care, to make a-state- '�'*'"7 way false 1 he note denies entire devotion to the cause of Great Britain and the allies, but took the ground that the methods thai would be of the greatest assiatance were not being followed. "I cannot believe that the suggestion emanating from the fremler." said Ixird Shaughnessy, "that we should endeavor to raise 500,000 men, is a practicable suggestion. If we were to raise 50f>,00 or add 225,000 to our present army, we would be making a draft upon the working population of this country that would be seriously felt. "Within the last few days I have received a comromiication from the agricultural deparlmenl asking it the Canadian Pacific railroad could not lend its assistance to bringing 10,000 agriculturalists to the westeni prov- inces to assist In seeding and harvesting and taking them home after it is finished. With such condltiouK facing us wo- must go slowly about recruiting and carry out the best plans for the country in a sane, mothodtcal and business-like manner." Further Lord Shaughnessy said: "Some of the first contingent arc .still in camp in England, meantime we have inO.OOO men here represonting an outlay ot ?10,000,00, or probably JI2,-000,000 H month, who by no process 1 know of, can be moved across from a very long limc 10 come. Probably it would have been better to have moved more slowly and saved 55.000,-000 a month for use hereafter, but we Tory Member Made to Look Ridiculous Beiore Accounts Committee Probe INCREASING FORCES Many Men and Plenty o Ammunition are Now Available Edmonton, .Vov, 10.-The Central Canadian railway road was under lire again in the public accounts committee this morning. .Mr. Tweedie Inves- have them now and must maintain jtigated il in vain last year. The road them." 1 has been pomuleted to Peace River ? ? ? ;. .> .> .> ;iores of munitions and supplies arriving in litis port In an (Unending stream, constant bard work ; nf General Sarrail and his staff, ac-, tlvlty of the allied scouts and aero-i planes, and the cheery features and, high spirits of the FYench and British soldiers and the engemess c(f the aerbltmsito get themselves in the-(IghtlDg again nt the earliest possible moment, add to the conviction; that an allied offensive from Salonika"' In 'tJi'e Sprlng'is" a'certalhtj; Tliern ai-e today "some S5,000 I-'rench' and 120,0011 British troops here, which is: abotit a man to every foot and a halt of the defensive line to be held. He-sides the British and French, thei;o are some 10,000 Serbians in Salonika and along the Greek frontier. There are also said to be some 15,00t) move Krench on their way from MaTselUes, making a total of 236,000 allied troops, a garrison for Salonika, not counting the personnel ot the warships stationed in the harbor. ment in regard to the situation re suiting from the raid on. Columbus, X.M. A rigid censorship has been imposed. .Newspapers tiro printing nothing ot the raid atld thg puljliclias not been advised oh it. McCutcheons Not Guilty Toronto, March ^iO;-'(FlAsfi)- McCutcheon Bros.,, today were found not gulltyj j .V.,,'z ' ' ' other filatenienls contained In the recent Gei;kian official commuuicaXlous. French Regain Foothold Reriin, via r.,ondon, .March 10.-The capture of tlie Ablain wood wac an-uouucod today by the German army lieadtiiiarters. It was slated that the Krench had regained a foothold in the fort of Vaux. 1-onden; . March 10.-A. J. Balfour, tirst lord of the admiralty, has found a strong supporter in .\dmiral Lord Bereaford; who, si)eaking today in liie ROOSEVELT NOT CANDIDATE .N'ew York, March 9.-Col. Theodern Roosevelt, who is now at Trinidad. British West Indes, In u statement given out today througli � the New York Kvening Mull, emphatically de RUN m\ ME S ASKS FOR COPY Washington, .Marcli 9.-The United States lias asked .Groat Britain for n copy of Us confidential memorandum to commanders of artued merchantmen. It is understood that Great Britain will be given an opportunely lo answer the German allegations as to Ihoso instructions. House of Lords on the air defence de-i e'liies to be a candidate in the pri-1 bald, said he deprecated statements {^'^^^f '"���" : : ? ? ? ? ? ? : ? / 6ANK CLEARJNGS > *> Week ending .March 9th, ? 191�-'?3119.274.30. ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? MARKETS London, March 10.-According to official German casualty lists whicli have reached London, the total of the German casualties for February was 35,198, This brings up the total for the war as shown in these lists to 2,667,372. Ottawa, :Maroli 10.-The .Morning Citizen says: "Rumor is rather per-sltent at Ottawa tiiat WiUiani .Martin, .M.P. for Reglna, will resign his seat In llip House of Commons and enter the Scott government in Saskatclie-wan to replace t'romier Scott or Attorney-General Turgeon," "All 1 know about It," said Mr. Martin last night. "Is what I have seen in the papers, hut one cannot always tell what may happen iti poUtlCB." CAUSE OF OEA AMERYi stomach of Dead Soldier Is Sent to Edmonton for Chemical Analysis ,^mt'" ALBERTA GOVT. UTILITIES ARE ON SPLENDIDLY PAYING lASIS IVI ay wheat July wheat given Ma/ oati). . July flax ., 111% 111% 411/2 210% WE.VIHEK , Oorecaat: Fair and mild. 60 <10 Kdmontoti, March 4).-lion. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer, diUivcr-od his budget speech this .iftenioon Kiid held the house deopiy interested for weU onlti two hours ;\1:', Mitchell wus in f'li'j form niul cut loose .from tho stereotyped preson-tation of figures which make budgets the nightmare of all parliaments, and gave .an iuimeuse fund of ini'oriuotlon revealing uulimit.ed I'ailh in tiio future III' .\lberta and alao ahowiii-!: iliat tlic governniout has been extremely ('arc-ful in the handling of .the llnaii(�s. The budget shows a dellclt belwoon receipts and pxpeutlitures of about half a million dollivrs but ^tho deilcit Is more the result' of the bookkeeping system than aotiialfsets; in other wovda, 'ivhlle there has been a shrink-Hgo in receipts actually in tlio treasury, there, are' outstanding accounts or deferred puymeiits on such as wild lauds' taxes tottillliig $773,400, or over two liiiiidred thousand mh\^^ than tho' apparent deficit, '.Mr., Mitchell predicted u -surplus for this year'und said the government would nak jiower lo make short dale loans to cover deferred payments somewhat after the system followed in the cititis in dealing with tax arrears. In other words, the mpney out is all collectable imd is a perfectly good asset mid the gov-ornmeut by tho short date loans could exercise uncossary leniency in do-maudiiig payments. Great Public Service The treasurer said the government has given greater public service than tl^e government of any ijither state-,or province without taxing the people and proposed to continue that policy unless commercial condltlonij became 80 bad that there would, have to-be; a �curtailment.,- ^1 , j, (CONTIKUEI) O.N VaOI: a) Though an autopsy was performed on tho body ot Rte. Rhodes of the 113th Kilties, last night by Dr. Gal-brallh, the cause'of death is'still considered somewhat of a myster.v. The doctor's finding will be submitted to the coroner's jury this afternoon, but there Is a hint that the stomach of the deceased will be sent to the provincial analyst at Kdmoiiton for further examination.' The jury sworn in yesterday by Coroner Humphries comprised T. Si: inonds foremuii, Ed. Kennedy, Chns'. Westley, P. King, B. Pipes and V. Wicks. The remains were viewed and adjournment taken until tins afternoon at two o'clock. The lute Pte. Rhodes is an old service man who wears the modal of the Rebellion of '85. He Is also an ex- i jMounted Policeman and was for a nunilier of years cliief ot police of the town of Macleod. Coroner Humphries has known him personally for fifteen years. There seems to bo little doubt that he was over the age limit of 45 when he joined 'the battalion. n U SERIOUS RIOl NGERlNCIiy Amsterdam, via London, March 10, r-rThe Telegraaf states that II, .Itai^ received' reports .'of serious rioting lu Cologne on. Tuesday last In...cojise^ quence of the Ueavy- loBses of Gei'ma'n ' troops in tho battlei ,pf "Verdun, fle. ports artj. further to tho effect that' artillery had tojbo placed on the streets to overawe the crowd. " 51 ;