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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. SATURDAY. MARCH 11, 1916 NUMBER 77. 3! Compel Companies to Invest in Canadian Securities Americans are Rescued Washington, March 11.-Consul Oaborne at Havre telegraphed today that when the Norwegian barque Slllui, from New York to Havre, was tor|i(�doed without warning In the Havre road* on the night of March 9, seven Americans on board were rescued. The lots.of the Siilus was first reported last night frbrt London. Three members of th� crew were reported loat. ..... SOME OFFICERS OF THE HIGHLANDERS Ottawa. March 10.-Sir 'riiouias t\'iiito, minister of lliiance, moved llio socond reading of the act respecting the investment of life Insurance coin-]ianie8 In the House o[ Commons to-ila.v. This is tiie act toreshadowcd In the budget atiGCoh by which Insurance companiCR will he compelled to Invest a purtfou of their earnings in Canadian securities. The minister e.vplalncd that under the terms of the hill insurance com-Jinnies must on December 31, liUK, possess Dominion debentures to the value of 30 per cent, of the increase 111 their net ledger assets during the jonr llHo, leas an allowance for increase in loans and actuarial reserves. The hill further provides that from J'obruary 15, 1916. all deposits placed by foreign companies with the Dominion government as security for policies written in Canada, must be In the form of securities of the Dominion of Canada. This provision �will remain in force until .January, aois. Tile rest of Uie session was devoted to a discussion of technical education tased on the estimates of the labor clepartment. Saw Big Hun Fleet at Sea Copenhagen, via London, March 11.-A local newspaper says the Norwegian steamer Bergen met on Thursday in the southern part\ of the North Sea a Ger.-nan flotilla of ."iO dreadnoughts, cruisers and large destroyers of the litest type. The largest ship in the fleet was the nev/ dreadnought Hinden-burg. The squ.idron was steaming in an easterly direction, followed by tv/o airships. l.IEUT. KRRR MEiUT. MOHXK METT, ASqi-|TII Gives House Two Hours of Whining Complaint on Debate on Budget SAY DEAO SOLDI DRANK WOOD .> � : .;. .;. > . INCREASED OPTIMISM ? HEAR N OPIl CASES CP POLICE Five Ciiarges Laid-One Withdrawn-Old Hands at the Game Police court this morning resembled San Francisco's Chinatown while the �)l)lum~ases arising out of Tuesday night's raid were being heard. There vero five charges laid, these being against Quong Sang, for behift the keeper of a disorderly house, to wit: an opium den; San Kee, Quan Wing and I.oo Pow for smoking or having opi\un in their possession, and against Won Lung for obstructlug a peace clflcor in dlscliargo of iii.s duties. Tile case against Quong Sang did not 'go very I'nr before City .Silioltor Ball, who was proseoiting, ran against a snag. It appears that the building In which the raid was made belongs to the Quong Sang Co. und that Quong Sang alone could not be charged with the olfonce. The charge was therefore withdrawn. The case ngajn.sl Qnaii Wing was then proceeded ..with. The defence, conducted by C. R Harris, admitted tiiat the accused had been smoking opium, hut pleaded tlial he was nii old hand at the game and could not get along without it. Qyan has been smbltlng opium tor years. At tlrst ho did it for fun. Jhen ho started (o work In a gold mine and smoked to �dl-i tion as to point to a cause for death. In tlio stomach however, the doctor ih his evidence stated that there .appeared to bo a trace of wood alcohol and for this reason an examinatloti was asked. Other witnesses in the iiuiuest were Capt. Ilardisty, Corp. Smith, Pte. Smith and Pte. McLeod. all of "A" Company. Tho.v all stated that deceased had been in apparently good health when he returned a couiile of HAS ORDERS Washington, March 11. - in- ' structlons conveying full authority to General Funston to dispatch an expedition into Mexico in pursuit of Villa and his bandits, are today In General Fun-ston's hands. Secretary Baker announced that full discretion as to the number of men to be used and the route to be followed has 1 been left with General Funston. I Carranza's Request I Washington, March 11.-While Ain-1 erican troops are preparing to move I across the Mexican border, to exter- *' iminato the Villa bandits. Gen. Car- ;"Ra'ni \ NO BIDDERS TURNi ROPERTY stores Are Bought in at .$15,000 Reserve Bid, on Behalf of I Beneficiaries wesley CHMf^CH ANrv)IVERSA'RY : In special sehioeSi -Rev,..ilr, ? FalllB or Calgary, -nill preacli. ? The Ladies' Aid .'are making �{ ? great preparations'for,the �fih- working, conllrmod under tho sl^naturo of liis clersymnn or of two rosppnslhle persons resident in the yl6iuljLy of tlie land In (luesllon, or a 'oertitlcate signed by himself to the- elTcpt'that he has beon working oil his own land, and commanding of-llcersi.'if'not saliafied with the latter certlflaiitej'are reciuired to obtain cor-rohor'a,ti,\f^^'evidence. (S);-;Xtiy noncommissioned olllcer or inati who misconducts himself during, tijrlOiigh win he liable to forfeit his pay ii'nd anowancoB for such jier-lod as m'ay he determined. fi)).'. Commanding otHcers will be heltj pferSonally rcBponslblo that these terni^, liijd, conditions are strictly carried out,-"so far as the non-coniniis-sloneil offlcevK and men of theiit several units are concerned. the United States' tor permission to send his troops into the U. S. in pursuit of outlaws. Administration officials regard Gen. Carranza's proposals as favorable. It is realized that such an agreement would go far to satisfj' Gen. Carranza and permit him to (!omply with popular sentiment in Mexico. Secretary Baker today referred to the American expedition as a "de-, tensive one." This was regarded ui. a significant indication of the administration's policy to make it clear that it is proceeding with scrupulous regard for the sovereignty of Mexico, and entirely In aid' of the constituted authorities. Villa was today reported moving southwest with not more than liOO men. Last night's report gave, his force as 3,000 but that Is believed to Include sympathizers in his territory. By his movement southeast it was thought a threatened attack on tho American Mormon colony at Casas Grandes htis passed for the present. mans have launched vicious infantry attacks, but at both places their efforts to advance broke down under the heavy fire of the French. OPENA BUG IS IPAIN FOR A FIGHI AT SEA London. JIarch 11.-The German navy's excursion early t,his week lind mine laying activity caused some disappointment among the public, "wiio imagined tho Germans should be attacked inunediately they left shelter. The authorities say the public must trust the navy, which awaits the opportunity not alone to tackle, but to cut off the German fleet. Govt.'May Put Prohibition Into Effect for Duration of War With Vote After . FOR Not a single Lethbrldge hn*eBtor put tn a bid on t.he one-halt of the Bentloy Co. store on Cth street south, this morning, when It was sold tt) satisfy a Judgment given some time.ago on behalf of certain mortgagors. ^ 'The property was bought In tor the b^iietlt of tho henollclariea, among w'uom live Alice Wyatt, formerly ot Lethbi'Idfee, but now residing in MInneapollB,"itpd the Northern Trust Co. It is tdulor-stood the property went at the vKe-serve bid, which was less than ?16,0Qp. The building alone is valued at more than this figure, while four years ago property in that vlcli;lty was HelJinE tor $1,000 a foot. Tho part of ithe building which was sold stands, oh a 25 foot lot. \ : .;. .;. .;. .;. ,;. .;. .;. .;. >;.��;..:;',;;�; AROUSES INTEREST Ottawa, Ont., March 10.-The application of Major Hamilton Qault of the PrinceHS Patricias, tor a dlvorce,,,was heard this morning before the senate divorce committee. Both Major.and Mrs. Gault are liere, H, I-l, Uqwart, K. C, Toronto, is counsel for Mrs, Gault, It Is^expected tho case; will last aovoral days as there are wUnpBS-es to bo hoard on belialt of hotli part' les, and among those many of' Moil Iroal's "tour hundred." ' .', � / ' TYPilO Board of Health Decides to Provide Extra Accommodation for Care of Patients ARYHOSPIIAIIN HE OLD LAlB OFFICE Cajit. Leech, medical olllcer: of tiie. Kilties, states tliat the old Dominion lands ofllce building on � Firsit'A venue South Is being lifted up as a military hospital. In tact it is now ready to occupy on two hours' notice. Red Cross nurse.s are not available at the present time, but If any more" typhoid appears at the camp nurses .will, have to he found and tlie building opened. R Vessels missing Copenhagen, March 10, via, London, -A Christiana dispatch to the Poll-tiken.'says the Norwegian steamer ^leltiOna; and several other vessels hound from England for Norway are mlesiiig. (t Is reared they have been sunk,by mines. MARKF/JS May wheat .;............... 10914 July wheat............... .\ 109^8 May oati ................... 41% May flix..................... 20Wt. ^" '7' "\VE /l^lliEK � ^ High ......................., 61 Low �..';................... 47 Forecast'. Fair and,mild. M a joint meeting ot tho Hospital Board and the Board of Health held yesterday afternoon,' .Mayor llardie presiding, it was .ijecided to open a temporary liospital to' meet the demand caused by the present typhoid Hpldemlc. Miss Wotton, matron of the hospital, was present, and was Instructed loUeep the wires hot until she secured three hiirses. ^Tho Isolation hospital NVlU also be closed for the time being and the nurse and housekeeper from that In.stitutlon will bo placed Ih charge ot the tomporary hospital tb he opened, ' A committee. cOnBlsUng, ot .Mrs. B. N. lllglnboth&m and Hugh Macbeth of tho Hospital Board, and Chairman Ritchie ami A. HIglnbotham of the Board of Health was appointed to arrange for a building. They were on the job immediately and have secured the house on the corner ot 4th Sir.eetand 5th Avenue South, at one time occupied by the V. W. C. A. Furnishings are being secured and the house will be ready for occupation by Wednesday next. No-new.'typhoid oases have developed today. Word comes from Taber that an epidpmlc similar to that In Lethbrldge has broken,out there, one death having beoh i-pcordod London, .March ll.-f^Tlie German check at Verdun is already haVlng a profound effect upon the near east, and Rumania's adhesion to tho Side ot the entente allies 'becomes daily more probable. Toronto, .March 11.-It Is an even chance that war-time prohibition in ' Ontario will go into effect without a referendum. From sources closely In, touch with the government. It was learned last evening that there had been a leaning on the part of the cabinet to expedite the temperance policy and the question is belpg *Ber-lously considered of dispensing with the vievv of the people during war time and of bringing in prohibition for that period, with a vote after peace is declared. There is no doubt that a week ago the intention of the government was to have two votes, one now and another after tho war. The view prevailed that as present circumstances were extraordinary, (he electorate should have a chance ot revising its attitude. In the last tew days, however, there has been a growing sentiment that If prohibition must be. It had better come almost right away with notice to tlio "trade" to dispose ot Its stock in a given time, raLlier than have the people In the throes ot an embittered campaign In such a period as the present, with the soldiers' votes and everything else. This feeling has gained such strength that tiie cabinet is said to be engaged In shaping its policy along this lino. Questioned Friday, Premier Hearst, Hon. 1. B. Lucas, Hon. FIndlay -Mac-DIarmid smilingly refused to say anything that would commit them un the subject. LESS DRUNKENNESSHN ENGLAND London, Alarch 9.-Replying today to a deputation of tlie Temperance Council of Christian Churches, David Lloyd-George, minister of munltipns, said that the polico rccoi:d.s showed u reduction of something like 40 per cent In drunkoiiness throughout the country. He hoped tli^ nation would bo convinced that success lii war likely depended upon removing 'the drag upon its Hllkleiicy caused by drink, Plowuver successful lii war the couii-try might bo, he added, he was convinced that victory In this matter would be the greatest triumph of all: NCREASED OEINICIPMIES FRENCH LINER SINKS Paris, March 10.-A Havas dispatch from Havre says that, the. French line steamer Loulsiano Bank last night at 11 o'clock. All tho craw, were'SRv. ed. No passengers were aboard. It is presumed that tho vessel was aunk by the same Hubmarine(that has heeji rpoiutlng nloiiff tho coast betwiieii Boulogne and Havre and which, torpedoed the Hermati'icoi She, was of 5,1011 toM gross, was .'a78 feet long and 47 feet beam, '- :. �< Annual Report of The Minister Shows Organization of VU- , lages and Towns ; Edmonton.. March 10.-Hon. Mr, Garlepy presented his'annual, report as minister of munlolpalUles  today.' Some Idea ot the progresB of the prp. vinoe la shown In statlstica subraittod. ,', Since 1905, oltlaa have increased fi'oriv ,' two to six, towns from, fifteento m , forty-eight, villages from' thirty.', to Oii.(i'�J- ,i| hundred and two, Theje ' ai'e elglitiyj'-V'J Heveu rural muulclpttlUlea, - '1^%',['rli ^�' 55 43 06 2032 7 ?500 251? ;