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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGK, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 191(5 NUMBER 83 J NTIN ALBERTA b Soldiers Not To Occupy Cities in Mexico Washington, llurcli 18. Ainciiciiii trooiiH pursuliiB VIUu ami IiIh liaiidlu ImvH no Intention iinil no onliira to joi'.cuiiy any tUloB or towns ilurint; 'tlielr inHrcfi Into MkxIi.-o. ThlH wuB stiiloa nt the While IIoiihc. HUd Iho war doyanincnt today aflor the receipt or tlip. roport that tlenenil Gavlrii, Carranzu ^'onimandHr at .iau-rez, had glvon notice that (Jonei'al PgrHlilng's tioopa wonld not bo allow. Hd to ocfupy Cbbbh Orandes or othwi' towns. It was declared by the admlnistra- Mils. PAXKIIIJKST KEnU !TIX(; IX ('AXAI)A RpQnilYTPC nf tVlA NnrJ'"> i''on o'lcluls that the jmrsult oV Vlllii, IXCbOUIteS 01 me nOrin|,^.i,^^ entirely a punltUe expodUlon, Country Told of-Sev eral Members Training as Officers Edmonton, March IT.-The debate on the budget did not end today and It Is getting the phnses of a free for all. Several raemberB not usually lieard from spoko, two delivering their maiden speechoH. Hon. Mr. Oar-lepy has the floor Monday. Members Training ' Nljflit sosBions will start -Monday. Mr. Stauffer, Dldabury, leaves tonight to ti'aln for a oommlBsion in the over-veas forces. Mr. SItton naid other members wisUod to talte a trninlnR oourse and the house was gradually dwindling. It would require constant' attendance ot those who remain. He i suggested night sessions until about 10.80 o'clock so n� not to ovarta.x the Tuembere who are not yet through committee work. Mr. Mitchell gave notice ot a bill to provide tor the prevention and suppression oC fires. Similar legislation prevails in other jirovlnces and It will likely be welcomed by the underwriters. The "Change in Name" bill has iheen withdrawn, and will be re-intro-tluced In another form. ^ ' Mr. Jean Cote, .Grouard, resuming i^he budget dehate, speaking as a tain Ing engineer, paid, tribute to the'efforts ot Hon. Mr. Stewart to sflmul-'kte that industry and praised the gov-fernment OR its progresslre develop-jnent policy. Aa a north co,iintry man he warmly supported the poHfcy en-' oouraglng the McArthur roads. They will prove a fine business success and the province is amply secured. (Continued ok Page 6) had none of the characteiistieH of lui '. Inva-sion and that Ihero was no objt^ct In occui)yinK towns or cltlfs hf:cans(^ the American troops will keep constantly on the move. Odlclals aalil today that the situation at Taniplco. where uncaslnosa is said to exist ; I among Amorloans and other foreign-, ers, had no bearing on the pursuit, i KeporjB received at both war and i state deimrtmetits today continued to ! bo optimistic. All Quiet Washingtou, March IS. - tiencral Fiinston's sole report to the war department today was: "All (julet alonn the border." : Predicts End of War Will Be .Here i T Soon I'roniinoiit ICnglisli suflraglsl pliotcfrraphud on slopa ot Toronto City Hall, .Saturday, after delivering a .-;pci cli atatliig that all cliglhio men Hliould enlist and let ilie voincn do the men's work till thoy come back. Paris, March 18.-"We have reached the decisive hour," said Alexander Ribot, minister of finance, spealtinrj in the Chamber of Deputies last night, on the financial and military situation. "We can say without exaggeration, without illusion and without vain optirrlsm. that we now see the end of this horrible war." M. nibofs utterance is taken to be of ut.-nost importance as indicating the official opinion with regard to the result of the battle of Verdun. Whether peace is or is not appreciably nearer, it is unquestionable that the tension In France has relaxed and that men's thoughts are turned to the rapid development of events favorable to the allies. 0 CE mm astooic ASK \ \. C LEIHBR DISTR ONY UL ER OF LUXURIES i Ortler-in-Counci! To Re Issued Prohibiting Entry of Autos and Many Other Articles London. March IT.-A far rcac-hliig jordor in council, v.iilcli will totally Criticiae Sir Thos. White For |proiiihit the imporiaiion into the Taking Great Deal of Authority in Fixing War Tax BULLETINS NO ATTACKS Paris, March 18.-No infantry attacks were made last night in the Vordun sector, the war office announced this afternoon. There was intermittent cannonading. WAS TORPEDOED Washington, March 18-Two officers and lookouts of the destroyed Dutch liner Tubantia, the American consul at Amsterdanr* reported today, "swear the steamer was torpedoed." He added that the passengers were of the same opinion. BANKER N iST OK FOR S YEAR Says Banlts Are Prepared To Carry Farmers in All Legitimate Business j Unlii'd KluKdoni or � \avKr nunilier of jartide.^ 'vlilch conie luidor the general heiidhiK of luxiirieB will be issued by I lie Hriti.sli fe-ovornment at an early Ottawa, March IT.-Sonie more ''"V' � ,,  ,  , ,,, . I , , . , , Anions the llunus which wi 1 be headway was made in the house to- ,n,,,.^, day with >Sir Thomas White's resolu-, mobiles fur private use, musical In-tlon dealing wiUi the taxation pro-(StruiuentH, cutlery of all kinds, liard-Iiosnls of the budget. The resolutionware, yarns, chiiuiware, fancy goods glvin'ir the'minister the B.uthority to {and soaps^ The order will aiiply dPClde the anioimt mining companies 'equally to all countries, imliidinK the are to bo allowed, owing to dcprecia- ; British douiinioiis and culoniew. tion of mines hy production, excited the most discussion. Hon. Frank Oliver, Mr, E. -M. .Mac'- The'forecast ot the coming ordcr-in-councU wH.s yiven to the Associated T'ress today iu an interview, by Wal- donnld, and other opposition members Icr Kunciman, inesidcnt of the board thought that the discretionary power.s ;"f trade. Uunciman admitted that ar-wliich the minister was tttklns were |tides In addition !o these named too large. Mr. Macdonald argued more would be iilaced on the iisi of pro Board of Trade Would Like to See One of Proposed Settlements on Irrigated Land IC the C. P. R. carries out its intention as announced hy Ijord Shatigh-iiessy, yesterday, ot settling returned BOldlei'B in colonies throughout the y/ent, Jjethbridge hopes that one ot the in-oposed colonies will be in the irrigated district near this city. The jnatter was introduced at tho Uoard of Trade meeting last night, and it Avas thought the XietUbrldge district could offer as much in this Avay as any othei' Bectioii of the west. It was decided to atriko while tho matter was iipper-jiiost in tho minds of the C. P. li. uu-thoHties, so a telegram, based on a resolution moved by Messrs. Dunham and Fairfield, was immediutely dis-jiatehed to Lord Shnughnessy. The telegram roads: Ijord Shaughuessy, Montreal, P.Q. Lethbrldgo Board of Trade Is glad to learn that your company proposes to do something practical regarding settlement of returned vetor'ans on Canadian lands. We hope that one of these colonies may be established on your company's irrigated lands near Lethbrldge, where intensive farming )s being Buccesstully carried on, and should be glnd to help in any practical way that may bo suggested in establishing such a colony hero. D. .). liAY, Secretary Lethbrldge Board of Trade, particularly that capital would be discouraged. Sir Thomas White assured the house that he would do nothing to inju|fe the mining Industry of the Dominion, while H. F. Green, Koote-nay, and Dr. Alfred Thompson, of the Vukou, thought the mining Interests would be aatiBlled with the concession which Iiad been made. Consideration of the resolutions will be resumed on Thesday next. RE COMiSSIONE 0 BE APPOINTED Eifort Will Be Made To Prevent Fires, and Prosecute on Suspicion of Incendiarism allure UPHOLDS SOLOIER IN AGCOSIG CIVILIAN Strallord, Ont., March 18.-A man lij tho King's nnilorm has the right to accost any olviUau with the reauest for his reasons for not being khaki. Tills was the ruling of Magtstrale Cog-l\lln, m flnlng Lorne Abbey l$i and $a,2B on the complaint of I'te. John Smith, llOtli bnttiillon. Smith uskod Abbey why ho wtis In civilian oiothes niid declared that ho would not hu , �oeu on tho streets in micli a gnrh. Ahbay retorted with slmiiur languaKd cunciernliig Smlth'fl uuifoi'iu, Bdmonton, Marcli IS.-A bill thorizing lite appointment of a commissioner, whoso diitlos it will bo to travel through the province, oun-demnlng shacks that are unsafe and investieating all fires that occur, with a view to Instituting criminal proceedings If incendiarism i.s .suspeqted on good grounds, liua been introduced In the legislature. The bill's nlm is to more actively get after ilro trap buildings, especially in snuill towns. Fire underwrltBrs of the jirovlnce are in favor ot tlie measure and Us Introduction la largely the result of visits of certain Uro insnranco and tlnaudal delegations which were in Edniontoir Just before the beginning of tho scs-nion; hlbited inir.orls. but in advance of tho issuance of the order ho declined to say what they are. Ho agreed that the decree would have considerable effect on exports frouT iiie' t'nited Slates, hill jioinied out that it implied to all countries alike and declared it was aljsulutely necessary to limit the shipnipnt of bulky luxuries in order to provide room on ships tor necessities. SUB. WARFARE Berlin, via London, March 18.- The National-Liberal group in the Reichstag decided today to Introduce at this session its measure calling for the carrying On of submarine warfare. MAYDISeUSS PEACE London, March 18.-The London Telegraph says today that Pre-mier Asqiiith will ask the House of Commons on Thursday next whether they will participate in a comrTKon council to disouss peace. LESS ACTIVE Berlin, March 18.-Fighting activities bot^ of the French and German armies was less vigorous Friday, according to the official statement issued today at German army headquarters. That the outlook inspires conlidence and that the hanks of Western Canada will carry the farmers iu all legitimate operations this year is the statement made to tho Herald this morning by a local bank manager. Me intimated tliat the banks at the present time have more money to loan for legitimale purposes than ever they had. This is especially true regarding the American hanks as is indicated by the fact tliat Morgan and Co. are willing to take up the ?7."i,000,000 loan of the Dominion. A Spokane bank ha.s al.so written asking to know if there are any towns or cities in Alberta desiring to float a debenture issue. Another coast banking firm has $7,000,00(1 to lend, t'nder the circumstances tlien it appears as if the farmers will be given every opportunity to carry on their operations for this year to the best advantage. Will Make it Apply Here Populace Getting Used to Strange Substitutes for Food--Cake is Now Prohibited Berlin, March IS-^Beriin'B first cak�� 1 loss week started with llttlo complaining and with vlsteraii consumers generally swallowing their fate good na-turedly. Most hotels, tea rooms, and restaurants have blossomed out with war tarts composed ot a strange xnlx- liJdmoiiton. .March 18.-If the Dominion statute giving the provinces authority to prohibit the manufacture ' jure of rice flour, cornmeal and other and importation ol spirits is passed I before the end of the j)resent session ot the legislature, measures will he taken tn make tlie operation ot the statute effective here at once, was the statement made today by prominent members of the government. SASKAICHEIN NOW DENY GERMAN CLAIM Washington, March 18.-The French embassy, upon instructions from Paris, today emphati-cBlly denied that the Germian fordes were holding any portion of Dead Man's Hill. A Ite.^iiia, -March IS.-.\ letter was received by L. T. .McUonuld, socrotary of the Re.i!;ina board of trade, today, ill which i.s jinnoiinced the creation of military district Xo. 111. embracing tlie province of Suskatciiewau. This is the lirsl olliclal intimation received here of the creation of this district, and the military ollicers are surprised that no word as to-the creation of the district or the location of lieadiiuarters has come from Ottawa. EDIOATIACK EE London, .March IS.-A wireless dispatch from Home says that the retirement of Admiral Von Tirpitz as German minister of marine was occasioned by his intention to attack Great tirituin with the entire Geriiiuii navy. This plan was vetoed, according to those advices, by Emperor William and Prince rtenry. ENYS S a HASQU GERMANS USE BES IN IN IE FINAL VAINFIGHI ingredients heretofore" not found in cakes. War cake.may become a permanent institution-at least the press notice carries that hint. The lengthening ot the period within which no cake may be baked seems not entirely out of the question. A long conference over this took place [in the flour distribution bureau office ot Greater Berlin at which interested parties and other experts were heard, although no decision has yet been reached, is one of the press commentB published. Enterprising thieves have found a new source ot Income by breaking into offices ot the bread commissions and stealing bread cards which apparently find ready and profltable sale. While reports from Bavaria and Saxony have said that meat charges throughout tho Empire were to be ;ex- u,.,i ___^, e r'... ,i,' pected in the very near future, today Hurl l-amous Corps of Guards assurances from official sour- ces that meat cards are at present not at "Little Frenchmen" Who Withstand Attacks contemplated. The government, it Is sifiltlv has reached no decision oh the meat question, altiiough stdtistloal'ln-vestigations into the consumption ot ; meat are being made, a way is sought ' Paris, .Marcli IS.-Ths Germans have now hurled the elite Corps of, to limit the consumption. Guards into tho iien- furnace at Vaux and Douamont, tlie key position at Verdun and this, in the minds of French observers, represents the use of the last cartridge. In every battle on the western front the Guard has been reserved for the last desperate attack. On the Marne, at Arras, against Ypres and now at Douamont, the. German high command has wasted picked guard troops like water in a final attempt to turn defeat into victor.v. Always the attempt has been in vain, and the republic's "little soldiers" have stood fast against the foe. Regiiia, March IS.-Hon. .1. A. Cal-der today laughed to scorn the report current'for tlie last day or two chielly in Conservative circles that Hon. Walter Scott's resignation as premier had been turned in. The report.s were based largely on the fact that W. M. Martin, .M.P. for Regina, is visiting at Nassau iu the liBhamas, wheroMr. Scott is so.tonrn-Ing, on the tact that a cabinet meeting at which His Honor Lleut.-Gover-nor 'Lake attended was held Friday afternoon, and on several other circumstances. It is stated positively thai .Mr. Scott, before he loft the city, left his resignation In the hands ot Jlr. Calder, to be used in case of an emergency arising. L SIM IN GREECE IS SERIOUS Athens, via Purls, March 18.-All direct telegraph communication between Groacu and aermniiy, .\vtstro-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey has boen cut. The linancial situation in tirooce appears to bo one of Iho gnivoal nuture, FuinllleH of mohilii'.cd soldiers in many cusoa urto in dire witiit mid tlio nioa theinsolves will bo shortly riiqulred In the ilelds II: the crops are not to bo neglocli'd. DEALS PARTY PATRONAGE HEAVY BLOW; TO MEMORIALIZE GOVTS. Board of Trade Passes Strong Resolution on the Evils of the Present Day System of Handling Civil Service Jobs-Unanimously' Endorse^d ;e OISTRICT TO BE KEO AFTER Urge Dominion Govt, to Make it Possible to Secure Farm Labor Here ENOUNCES GERMAN WAR POLICY IN REICHSTAG Socialist Creates Furore By Iti' timating Assassination of Archduke Welcomed As liiliraated a couple of. days ago, the Lothbridge Board ot Trade is dts-satisllod with the patronage system us it luis grown up In the political life ot the Dominion ot Canada. Tho nial-lor whs the main question before the Board at the regular monthly meeting last night, iind the result whs that a strongly worded resolution urging civil Horvloo rol'orm was unanimously passed and will be forwarded to tho nuthoritleH liir conHldoimion "and action. It had been expected that there might be fireworks when tho vesolu-tlon was put forward, but not a man at. the mooting but admitted that the patronage system as it exists (Is an evil, and with tho raeijthig at this mind, it was just a question ot wording the resolution to cover the. poiiUs desired to bo brought out. Patromigo both Doiiiliiioii iiiid in'ovincial, is nlm ed at. Tho following is the resohitlon, moved by J. B. Turuoy and/seconded by Johu'IIorno; i Whoi'eiis, n system commonly know h as the patronage system has grown up within tho political life of legislative assemblies ot tlie provinces, of the pnrliarannt of the 13omlnlon of Canada und within the political parties of tho Dominion, and. Wlioreus, it lins become an accepted custom for tho political party in power to name appointees to government olUces and comniifiKlons from within its respective party, find. Whereas, such appointments are not always conducive to the best iiitor-ests pt our Canada, be it therefore, MARKETkS May vvheat ................. 107 July wheat .................. 107% May oats .......\........... 42J/8 May flax ................... 207 WEATIIEK High ............- ,,........ Low .............. .Forteast; Fine and, warmer. 41 14 Kesolved, by Hie Lethhridge Board of Trade, a public body ot business ami protessional men, and agrlcullur-nllsts of vai-ioUH poliliciil views, that political patronugo by ail parties .should ho abolislied luid that all civil service appointments. Federal and Pro- i vinciul bo made by com)ietltlve examinations and by advoncement within the service, for merit, and bo it further. Resolved, that this Board ot 'I'rnilo CiUdorsQ the very able Itoiiorl ot Sir Geo. Murray (as sot forth In Seiw'oiuU I'uper No. 57A) and pray tho Dominion government to adopt the suggestions sot forth therein;more particularly as to relieving tlte ministers and cabinet from burdensome details of their several offices, that thoy may give more ot their valuable time to atateamanship, organization and upbuilding tiud (loveloplug ot our Dominion. This lioard further endorses the report of Sir Geo. Murray as to tho several corrections necessary in (CokTl.N'UEU on Paoe a/ with so inany farm laborers enlisting, the local board ot trade Is. anxious that anything the federal authorities may do in the way ot bringing a supply ot farm labor to^ Canada may, result in meeting the needs ot this district. Tho meeting of the.board was unanimous last night in" the opinion tliat tho Dominion authorities who have the matter in hand should look to the needs of Southern Alberta. The recent announcement that an ot-tort was being made to secure 30,000 laborers In the Hnited States stated also that North I'ortal and I'hnorsoii would be the porta ot entry; from which the Dominion railways ivonld give the one-cent rate. It was felt hy the board of trade that this would not moot tho needs of Southern Albor-In which draws most of its men from the western and coast states, so the following tolograin xma sent to Hon. Dr. Itoche. luskiiig that Coutts, Gafe-wav and Kiiigsgate also bo made ports of entry for this purpose, with cheap rates tiierofrom: Hon. Dr. Uoche, M. P., Ottawa, Out. Iteferring to your plans'tor getting ftirm labor from the United States for this season's operations, Lethhridge Board of Trade respectfullj' suggests that Coutts, Gateway' and Klngsgate ho made ports ot entry, with special railway rates .tq enable labor to be recruited in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and other western states from which Alberta always draws considerable- auppljes'' ot farm harveiit help. � , r D. J, llAr, Secretary Lethhridge Hoard ot:Trudo, Amsterdam, via London, March IS; -The Cologne Gazette gives the following account of the turbulent scene which occurred In the Reichstag on Thursday, while Dr. Uebkneclit, Socialist, denounced the demoralizing eft'eotB of the war: Dr. Llebknecht, discussing the educational b.udget, said: "You edu-cate your children to be war machines. With regard to war, their ideals seem to be embodied in poisoned gas bombs. In schools It should be taught not only that the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austrlo, at Sarajevo, was an Incident which should inspire horror, but It should also be taught that there were wide circles in Germany and Austria in which this murder was regarded as a veritable Godsend." With the words a wild uproar arose � in the house, the president ilnging his bell Tigorously. Dr. Llebknecht shouted: "It Is the truth. It Is the -whole trutli." The president thereupon called him to order and the majority of the members left the chamber. The president* again rang his bell.. Dr. Llebknecht tried to continue, but the president kept on ringing .his bell, ' and said, addressing'the members; "1 beg that all those present wlio : still wislt.tohear Dr. Llebknecht will stand up." None hut Socialists arose ; and the meeting was declared � adjourned amongst the most turbulent scenes of exoltenieiit and aijgar. ENVER PASHA IS il DEAD;lS0HVI8f .---- , Berlin, via London, Ma^'0h,18r-A.U'^ official dispatch from Gon�a.ntlnoplQ,i says'that Bnvov Posha, TurJsta^ ^vaiv minister, hua relumed there' ivova. 9,i < trip of inspection to Syria, PaleetlnOj': and Arabia. He had .gone, aa; tar.afei; Medina, Prqphet's City, wheroiheipBlU'.; H vlBU-lo the tomh o� Moh�.TnBVe4,''^','.t'fi 8076 4781 7736 51 9533 993633 83 2548 ;