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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XL iJ':thbiui)(;k, albkkta, satmu>ay, mahcii i�, mm� ntmbkr 81 MORE DETAILS 1 20 Burned To Death HAVE MURDKKEI) JAI'S IN' SIBERIA Erection of; Smallest Hospital Under New Act Will Cost About $20,000. NIGHT SESSIONS NEXT WEEK IN EFFORT TO CLOSE BY EASTER Kdmonton, Mnr. 1 r*_--Night, sessions' if the legislature will begin on Moutlay, Premier Stewart informed tho house Friday afternoon. The intimation is taken as an Indira! inn that the government intends lo wind up the business of the ne.ision before Kaster. There J]as been no in-tl] oat ion so lar that the legislature .halt -bo asked to sit upon Saturdays. Hospitals Tho erection, and equipment of the smallest hospital %under tho municipal hospitals act will cost between $10,000 and $20,000 according to the information given the legislature when the � bill was in committee of alio whole house Friday afternoon, by Hon. George J\ Smith, provincial huc-retary, tho minister in charge of the measure. Tills will provide a nine bed institution. _ - The minister, explained Uvat as the hospital grew In size the rust, of extension would not be In proportion because extension would only mean the addition of more wards. In the, original design provision would be made by which the rest of the equipment would supply the origin;!] building or the larger hospital necos+dtatcd by the demand tor Increased bed accommodation. Mr. Smith stated llrat lie had been informed by the medical health commissioner of Saskatchewan that the estimate for that province was $2,000 per bed. Three Types Tt was the Idea of the department, he said,, to have plana prepared for three types of hospitals, small, jned-ium and large. The plans were ready for the smallest Institution, and .the estimate of cost was what he had given the house.' In answer to Mrs. MoKlnney, Clares-holm, the minister stated that the people before they voted upon a scheme would know where -the hospital would he located. That was one of the provisions of the act. Twenty-five ratepayers could appeal to the public utility commissioners who would give a public hearing on the complaints. The commission had power either lo confirm or reject the scheme or substitute a new situation for tho hospital. Make Rum I Districts Pay An enquiry by A\ex Ross, Centre Calgary, whether in. connection with the act something eoujd not be done to make country districts received In the hospitals in cities, was productive of the longest discussion while the hill was in committee. Hon. -A. O. MncKay, wrr of the opinion provision should be made whereby u district should he made pay for the treatment of cases which had to be tent to the city hospital because or Its better equipment. Dr.ffState, Clearwater, was of opinion thut tills wis a matter that could be left to the future, and said that the simpler the plan at the start the greater the chauue of having hospitals established. * Dr. Stanley supported Mr, Mackay that some provision should be made-for dealing with such special case*, and Mr. Hoariley said that If they did not. that they wore going to perpetuate a system that had been long condemned. ' Too Much Burden Premier Stewart agreed about assist* aneo for expert surgical* work tyit �peaking from his knowledge of hU *r\vii constituency he warned the committee that If they �at tho outset burdened Uig scheme in thja way they would put a stop in the way of the establishment of rural hospitals. The cities had aower at present to collect from rural municlpalltlew. This was the point a-lso emphasized by Mr. Smith. The city hospital had retirees under tho law at present to the rural miujicipulity. If they did not take this means that was their busfnoHfl. If the bill were complicated by making the hospital districts responsible for these charges, the minister said It would arouse the ire of those people � to whom such charges were a nightmare. Later on when they had practically the whole country districts Incorporated und advantage taken of the act by the cities things of this kind could be introduced. To enable cities to como under the �estrlction as to population section tne was deleted, making the Icgisla-lon Applicable to all municipalities. In connection .with a clause giving the hospital board authority to rent or purchase an existing hospital Mr. Smith informed the committee .that some rural districts surroundingN^d-monton had approached him regarding securing hoepital accommodation in that city and he had suggested that they should build a wing for the city institution. ' The hill wofl still in commute** when the house rose. ' Truro, N.S., 'Mar. 16.-Twenty men were harnad to death when the lumber camp of A. A. Sutherland at Atvin Siding, N.S., was destroyed by fire laot night. �Two men were 'hmdy burned and were taken lo the Aberdeen hospital at New ChiHgow. Alvln Siding is on Ihe dinadiiin government railway four miles from H.ye.n-dale and'111)011?. 15 miles I'rom Trnr>. The camp whs owned and operated by i A. A. Sutherland of. Oxford and his son, Max, both of whom escaped practically uninjured. Mr. Sutherland and his son were aroused at I .III) when t,h-4 camp was in a masa of flames. Thev woro sleeping In a separate apartment fremt the men and this ncumnts I'or their escape. The .'-deeping ;jp;ir!men: of the men had evidently caught and burned up quickly before any became aware of the llamas. The dead are as follows: Alfred Guthrie, wife and six children; Hmi "Alath-eson, Pugwn/h; Robert .McLend, Wr.-n River Station; Clarence Ural to, .Port Llgin: Rdgar Taggart, Port. Hlghi: George Low, Sheet Harbor Road.: Willi nm W arson, Truro; George A vies, Cape Breton; Mui'i in Guf hro, fajij Breton; Miller Ihiwley, Cape ISrctuu; John Moore, Halifax; Jester Moore, Halifax; Jrvin Bentley, Kemptowu. m London, March 16.- Maximalists in Siberia have murdered 150 Japanese at Blan.ovlcsht.che nek, capital of the Amur province, accordion to a report printed in the newspaper Hochi Shmbun Friday and forwarded by Reuters. TOTAL 27,500 HAVE REPOHTED FOR DUTY Ottawa, March 16.-Up to noon Thursday 27,545 men had reported for service under the Military Service Act. This' is an advance of 1400 over the total who reported up to noon of Thursday, last week. A Warning to Can. Millers II PARIS IN 111 WILSON TO SPEAK ON RUSS. SITUATION Washington, Mnr. 16, - There were intimations in official circles today that President Wilson rrught make *n early declaration on the Russian situation. It wps not indicated what might be its form or the form of delivery. Social Revolutionists Refuse To Ratify German Peace, and Withdraw From Assembly. Military policy of germans is gaining little Ottawa, March 1C. - Millers throughout Cnnaoa heve been warned that^nsistence by them an a condition In the shipment of feed for stock, that flour also be purchased will be considered by the Canada food board sufficient cause to wnrrant cancellation of the license of any offending mill. The food hoard has taken up thir, question with the millers' committee and the latter has issued a circular letter which reads in part as follows: "If flour is not needed by the customer, the miller should, if he has feed available, chip feed atone. If he cannot fill an order for a carload, he should be prepared to make a lesf-carload shipment of feed if the customer so desires." It is pointed out that it is impossible to fill any orders because the demand for mill feeds is far in excess of the supply produced by the Canadian mills. Millers have been asked to see that the supply should go as far as pobsible to those who have the most urgent weed of these particular feeds. r U. S. RAPIDLY Official Statements Report Special Activity on Verdun and British Fronts MEASURE OF ENEMY I'Jiri.-i. ^Iai'fb lf>.-Vioh-i:: artillery fire nloiiK the whole t'r�ur. csperially in the Vordnn region, i - rrponed in ihi; oiTh'iui statemmn n� n.i tin? war oIT;"c(� tonight. A fj* yua:n Lorraine was repuls'ii and miinbor ot homliK havf Casitu Arthur Henderson Declares Em-No phatically That This Time to Talk of Peace London, ^Iarch 14.--(Delayed) - The most critleal stase of the. whole history oi' the war has been reached In the opinion of Arthur Hendftvson, secretary ot the Labor parly. Speaking in London at a woman imffra^isi; celebration today, Mr. Henderson added: * "I have Imagined during the hist few rtars, having vc-gnrd to what has taken place in Hussia, that some German emissary might come along and say 'Why do we' fjtfht? Why cannot Amsterdam, Mar. 15.--The Associated Press hears on excellent authority that the Dutch government has accepted the demands of the allied governments relating to the use of Dutch ships in the danger zone. Won't Sail Tor England ' Copenhagen, Mar. "16. - A dispatch to the Poiitiken from Amsterdam states that the Dutch government yesterday prohibited Dutch steamers from sailing for England. U. S. Holds Ships Washington, Mar. 16.-With the exception of two steamers, the United States is holding all Dutch ships now in American ports to present their escape pending probable requisition Monday. No bunker licenses will be issued for their sailing, it was learned today, until thjy are taken over either by commandeering or by negotiations. Germans Anxious London, Mar. 16.-A conference was held at the Berlin foreign ufficy yesterday at which thn situation cre- raid in ! ^ a laryo ! dropped i by Kri/nth aviators. Tin ;r-st reads: ; "There was rather iivly artillery j rii'c along"Ihn �vholo front, especially i on the right bank of Uu: Monvr?. and; in tht bo a clean peace and would not be an honorable, pence. It would be the desertion of Russia fid the women of this country must stand against ir, like flint. "We are anxious for peace and the | sooner it. cornea tho bettor. IUit lot me say it must bo a peace consistent with the ideals for which we entered the war. No one deplores more than I the collapse of Russia, but I believe that does not represent a majority of the Russian people. The. Russian ;e pJe, were intensely anxious for peace. I am anxious for peace, hut never hi any speeoji that. T have made or any iniggestion that was mado privately have I permitted myself to a position similar to that in Russia. "By all means let us try for peace based on international justice and that only." It i two Lokal Anzciger \t \ measures to be taken in the event, of Holland's acceptance of the allied terms were particularly discussed. Concessions to Germany Washington, Mar. 1(1.-It was indicated here today that at the same time Holland consents1* to turn her ships i same region to raid our line was i checked. . J!he ar.tJi^ry activity con-1 Linuod ili'ther livef'?, � bSing most violent around Mona.it;r. "British aviators bombed several places on the Struma front. An enemy machine was destroyed in an aerial combat near Lak.-A reply from the Dutch government to (he allies' announcement regarding the utilization of Dutch shipping is expected before Monday. According to information received here, it will propose an agreement for the use of Dutch ships on the understanding that iliey are not to be I taken into tho danger zone. The allies will not assent to this and R is , expected that the taking over of the j ships on March IS will proceed accord- j ing to the program. STRIKE AI ENGLAND Now Mobilizing fense* Army in Expected Home De- a Britain Attack For Bristol. Mar. 3(Delayed 1.- Sir Auckland Ctedrtes, minister ot national service, speaking hero yesterday de-( alared the dispoBition of the German armieR on the British front was most remarkable. "They havo placed mass upon mass," he Bald, "and Germany's military object would be to strike at England. I have no doubt Germany will strike not only at; our forces in IrVance. but also, if she can, at the heart of England. Men in enormous numbers are wanted, Including men up to 50, to join for home defense." Sir Geo. Will Again Bring Matter Before House This Session head of the Ornio valley succeeded la capturing two enemy patrols. "Our artillery dispersed two enemy troops and working parties in the Asiago basin and convoys along the roncls in the Lrenia and Seren valley. "There was a slight hostile artillery activity in the I'pper Val Telllna and along the middle 1'iave. At Bassano, ;i field hospital, visibly manned with a Red Cross, was fired on." In South Russia �petrograd, March 14.-Turkish troops are reported to have occupied the entire Baku region in tho 'Caucasus. U is also reported that Gci\ man and Ukrainian troops are continuing operations in southern Russia, particularly in the direction of Orsha and Mohilew An important enemy column is said to have occupied Tchcr-nigov. Welsh Troops Jn. Raid Kondon, Mar. Ki.-Welsh troops carried out a successful raid last night in the neighborhood of Armentieres and captured ],1 prisoners mid two machine guns,'' the war office reports. "Hostile artillery was active southeast of Ypfes and in tho neighborhood*of the Mentn road, and pouih of llontholst forest." aa BuUerworth. members of the Hrit-; ish labor mission now in ibis country. !~ Tn pledging loyalty to tho United ;' States expressed their "earnest and sincere determination to continue with our whole efforts until the great war is brought to conclusion which will forever safeguard democracy for all people." It also was asserted that "(here must tlons. Ottawa, Mar. 10.-Tt is practically U. S. BATTLEPLANES IN FRANCE BY JULY f Washington, Mar. 16.-America n-bulIt battleplanes will be In France by July in sufficient quantity to Insure adequate air protection of the sector* then held by American troops. Thle statement rests on the highest authority and Is made with full recognition of all failures and disappointments thzit have hampered the development of the air program. certain that Sir George Poster, minister of trade and commerce, will introduce a daylight saving bill in parlia-; meat this session und will become | law if not too strenuously opuosed by 'members of rural constituencies. La,si Hossion when Sir George introduced a daylight saving bill ir. met with more erticlsm than praise and it was not | pushed. Many representations In i'a-; vor of advancing the clock an hour during, the summer ihonthn have been received by the government and it. is altogether probable that the minister [will ascertain the feeling of the new I house by again introducing the bill. | The adoption\of daylight, saving in | the United States, it. is believed will materially increase tho chances of lho bill being received with favor.by Lho new parliament. PROTEST IHE ARRESTS South Alberta Wool Growers Pledge Support to Corqpany Future Very Sombre For Little Country, Says Dutch Paper i RELEASED ON BAIL Toronto, Mar. 1G.-Corporal R. G. Hammond and 1'rivato G. A. Herring, tho two soldiers placed under arrest, at the order of the Crown Attorney on a charge of man-slau^htcr, following FORMER PARTNER BORDEN DEAD! tho Noala humest, were released on -- i their own bail from Toronto jail today St. John, N.B., Mhr. ifl.-John T.'; on the instructions of the attorney Ross, of Halifax, died here today afler gi-neral and tho undertaking of the � a long Illness. He was formerly u law military authorities to produce the-i partner of Sir Robert Burden* men for trial. Stockholm. March 16.-An attache of the American legation left voday for Finland, carrying a formal protect from Minister Morris to General Mannerhoim. commander of the government forces, against the arrest by Germans on the Aland Islands of Henry Crosby Emery. Demand is marie that the Finnish government obtain the release of Mr. Emery. The American attache was accompanied by a member of the British legation conveying a similar protest and demand regard-inn the arrest of sixteen British subjects in the same .party with Mr. Emery, all of whom were taken aboard a German steamer taken to Dantzig, Germany. and FOR FlSh/lNG FLEET Seattle, Wash.. Mar. lo.-Tho little schooner Casco. once used by Robert Louis Stevenson, in the South Seas, has been purchased by Captain IT. 0. Wick of Seattle and will be sent to Alaskan waters this spring in a cod* 1 fishing fleet. Southern Alberta wool growers have been leaders in cooperation in this part t !' the country for the past icn years, and al the opening session if their annual Convention on Friday afternoon they .reaffirmed their intention to co-operate for the natlonaliza-i t.ion of the wool industry by endorsing {Unanimously the action of the association's delegates to the Dominion meeting in February in Toronto when Ihe Kiumori of Southern Alberta wool growers was pledged to the new Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, Ltd.. which has been organized to handle \\\* wool products of. the growers of all Uanada. .11. S. Allen prosenigd the report for (lie delegation, which consisted of Mr. ,-llen, President Marker and Geo. C. Millat The company, ho said, was capitalized at $*JOu,00(i of which L0 J per cent, was to be paid up, and $'2ut-000 had been allotted to Alberta o raise. Of this amount tho growers south of Calgary were expected ;o raise a little more than half. About $4,000 had been subscribed at the meeting eonio time ago when the plan was fiyrtt broarhed, and it is exjiectod that the whole amount will bo tmb-[ scribed during the. convention. Mr. Allen went, over the bylaws of tho new concern, pointing out, the principal features, and hiiLM?ui& how tho prnviuc*! is to be represented. Alberta i� to have two directors, and no province is to have more than three A dividend of (J per cent, on the paid up capital will bo arranged for by a bundling rhargc on tho wool, and if there are ot her profits over nnd about one per cent., which i.s to be pur id capital account, it will be divided among all who sell wool through the concern according to the volume of business they have done through it, thus making it. truly co-operative. President. Tlarker spoke brlofly about tho actum In offering the year's �wool clip to the. government on a basis of last year's price, an a counter-stroke to the effort, ot tho Canadian woollen manufacturers to secure an ombargo on Canadian wool tills year. Ho said the oTfor had created a very favorable impression on Mr. Crerar and other members of the government, and if the wool is not accepted on this basis there will certainly be no em-hanro. Amsterdam, IWar. Iff,-The demand* made by the entente "on Holland ara bitterly hard, says tho Nieuwa Hotter-damsche Cournnt. in commenting upoa the statement made to the states gelr !eral by the Dutch foreign minister with regard to the negotiations with Great;-Britain nnd tho United States. It adds. ^ ".Moreover to grant some of them, as appear* from the. resume of the discussions with Gormany would lead to Germany refusing to renew the economic agreement with Holland. The futuro can only be regarded as very sombre." HUGE THEFTS OF GOODS FROM PIERS tCONTCS'UfiJQ.oS Paob 6). I New York, March 16.-Three gangs of thieves have stolen $3, 500,-000 worth of merchandise from trucks and piers during the last year, it was asserted by the district attorney today when he asked for high bail for five men suspect-ed T)f being members of on* of the gangs. The quintette were held) in $5,000 bail each. The method employed by the thieves was to take stolen loaded trucks out of town and dispose of their contents to "fences." It- ;