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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHnniDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 20. 1911} NUMBER 84 CALL FOR ST yj:i�i�i:Lixs kaid pakis Wish to Preserve Freedom of Unlimited Operations of Their Submarines STRONG NOTE TO GERMANY I.OlUiDll. .MlUT'll 2(1. - 'I'lic Utili'li Hdvoriiiui'iii lia.M hciH h viiiy tjIriiiiK Iioli! to tin; (i(;r-Hum !j;i)vcriim(.!iil ii'Kunlliif; tlic Miiildl)!;- ijf tlic !;l(jaTiior 'I'll-Hurllii, via London, March jn--\Vitli : l)nnlla. a U'l^ AiuhIciilaiii. Uonnnny . - - The I'rinee of Wales lias arrived in /^"k.'I'I on appointiiieiii as stall' captain to I lie f;eneral olll-cer commanding in chief of Ibe .Meriiterrancan expeditionary force, says an oflicial slate-iiieni isstied lasi niviht. Forces of the Kaiser Have Met Unquestioned Defeat at Verdun 3y Ancient Foe-Offensive Spent I Paris. \ ia London. .March Ju.--Tiial i Kvery resource of empire was called |tlie batlh' of X'erdim must now. after j'nio play. Ilie allies of France did i^-l davs of li.htin^, be recUoned a 1ri""!? , and liLs lellows )iad complete liberty victory, is .beyond doubt, j,, n,,, ,f their ob.|eetives. by liei'.-elf ha.s ilefealed the! Is tin? enemy capable of another stronfechl host liei- ancient enemy can j offensive and, if so, will his remain-I send aaainst her. .As a sheer trial of i ing reserves he used in this way. or to i)rolonK a defensive campaign? The battle of Verdun, upon which -we can now looic bacl-'otincil meetlnt;; this inorn- Thns the cham^elior will find him-| ins self, faeUlg. a powerful block of IS"., ",so have I," answered Cominission- Zijppelin missile in recent raid. of a majority. GAL SPIIA BALANCE 0 AS 'subject. And now the people are lo have thi-facts and ligures about the two lu'o-jioseil plans-the nitration plant and the gravity system. It is possible that a referendum will be submitted on the two plans, uiid whiclievc^r one is decided the city nil) endeavor to Mod ; the money to provide the s.>steni. t ' Commissioner i^ioenian brought the 'Danger of Pent-up German PrO' j;(|uestioti before the mei'ilng, saying | .\ bin recruiting eaiupalBti wliicli �will cover the greater portion of Al- ____ ; l)erta. from Red Deer sonlh to the , boumlarv. was opened on behalf of Ihoto shows an apartment Inmse in Paris ripped from tofi to bottom by London. March liO,-Sixty-live allied j the l.elhbridge Highlanders this morn-aeroplanes today bombarded the Hel-i'ng, by Lieut.-Col. Pryce-Jones, officer gian coast town of All re- "^^^Jrwl,;' sLeTin 'ilrUln^ "^"l I the battalion uii to full strength very The oflicial statement was as fol- sliortl.i'. lows; 'In the early lunir.-; of today ' The otllcers, togelber with recruit-tlio coinljined force of appr.ximatelv j ing sergeants, are being scattered over .-.0, French and r^elgian aero-'""*^ f'"'i';.>' "'"V ^^"1 their . , .utmost ellorts lo bring in recruits, planes and seaplanes, accompanied | ^ij^m ipo more men are still needed by l.'i fighting machine.^, atlaclced the for the liatialion. C.ennan seaplane station at'/.eebrugge F.sing I.ethbrldge as a centre, ofli-and the aerodrome at lloyltade. nearlrers and men are lieing sent ulonK Zeebrtigge. ConBiderable damage a|)-levery line. Lieut. Iliscooks and two jioars to have been done. .Macbines , nien" will cover the line from here to on an average carried :;0b pounds of : uiairmore. Lieut. Asiiuitli and two jliombs. All mucUines returned safely. ; men will cover tlie area from here lo jone Belgian ofllcer is reported serious- [.Medicine liat. and south to Foremost. Iv wounded. .\ll tlie Pritish niiichines ' ' "" ' referred to Were tnnal." 0 PREVENT "DUMPING" iN STOCKS BELIEVE EPIOEiC AS iN COURSE S Enters New Year With Good Surplus-Assets N'aiued at $11,500 ]tliut he though! the people bad gone' jas fur as they could go without hai-l ling facts and tlgnreB before tliem. ' �J'lin city engineer's oillee lias luo i llgures for the various types of nitration plants, it now remains to get somethlnK dellnile ou the projiosed gravity system. For this purpose Commissioner __ I Grace has been authorized to make a I reconnoisance r.urvev. A few vears After providing $,),-)U0 for bad anil ^^^.^^ , survey wiis made witii the doubtful debts, the Gait hospital went 1 imention of bringing tlie water from into P'lti with a balance on the right side of ?(i,Obl.l(;. This very ideasing showing: was revealed this morning when the annual statemont of the auditors, Henderson and Co.. was laid on the table at the city council meeting. Following are some of the more important details set forth in the Btatemcni: Expenditures Professional care of patients.?1i),l."; nepartiuental expense ..... lil.'lOS.LN tieiieral house and properly expense .... ........... 4,l)l!-1.7."i Administration e.siiense ---- :i,in(i.;i;i ducts Flooding British Markers After the War . Only I'lve Cases Reported in the Past Weeli-Many are Now Convalescent lant and two men- will t ni ^lere to Cardston. Car the Old Man river near Monarch. It is .Mr. (irace's belief, however, that better water can be secured fron>.tbe St. .Maiy'B river, and tliat sntliiient head I'oi- a gravity system can bn secured within :iO miles of l.,ethbridse. lie will therefore make a survey of the St. Mary's at a cost of $200 lo see if the plan Is feusible, and get an estimate of the cost. When this is done all the details of the two p"lnns will be placed before the people for their choice. Total ................^SU.^lD.tlT Revenue Fees, public patients ......!f2(i,L'Tri.7Cl Fees, private patients .... 7,8!)8.liri C.ranl, city of Letbbridge .. L.'.OO.OIl (Irant, provincial government il.iJHSi.riii (lalt endowment fund Donations Total , . K even lie . . ,$47,6;! 1.on ,. ;!:;,a4r..ti7 Credit Balance /.........$l,"),:iSr).o;i This amount has been carried to a newly created vcvenite and expenditure aecounl, and against it are debited tlie following: , lialance, .Ian. 1, Wl.'i ......$;i,88y.8r Bad and doublful debts ..... n.BOO.OO $!),;i83.S 'i'liiti leaves a total of .fii,�01.4fi which represents the surplus for the year. The assets of the InsUtntion are placed at $11,640,(10 and the liabilities at 5r�.63S.54, leaving a credit balance ou this account of $11,001.46. Ki [S HAVE EMPRESS EATREIINK London, .March 'JO.-The pre.-,pect of the "dumping" of large stocks of Ger-inan goods on British maritets tis soon as tlie close of the war relsaacs pent U)) German prot'.ucts, has starteil an active movement lor an anti-dnniping law. A iiarliamentary white paper, siiinmarising the views of (he hoard of trade committee o.i this subject, declares that "diimpwig" will effect neutral countries as well as Kugland. The I'Gllowing resoluiion was adopted: "'in view of threatened dunipiiig of stocks wliich may be accumulated in enemy eountrie.', the government should take sucii steps as would protect the positioa of industric'i likely to be affected ufter the war.'' UNS DENY THEY SUNK TUBAf Berlin, (via wireless to Sayvllle, March 20,-No German submarine could have been In the vicinity of the spot where the Dutch liner, Tubantia was sunk and no German nnines had beel laid In this region the German adnoiralty announced. Only live cases of typhoid have been reported to the city health authorities during the ))ast se%en days, and they are beginning to congratulate ihem-.selves that tiie epidemic has about run its course. A largo number of the early victims are convalescing and will bo out again in a sliort time. The total number reported to date is 7.S. There are IL' patients in Hie emergency hospital which was opened by the Board of Health to accommodate the needs of the situation, and thus tlie congestion at the Gait hospital has been relieved. ER MARCH EAR IN the line from -liere to Cardston. Capt., i Wallace and two men will go to Oko-'toks. Lieut. Watklns-Hanc.ock will work the line from here to Vulcan. ('sing Calgary as a centre, Capt. Devine, Lietits. lOdwards, Scholey, .lones and .Mewbm'U, will work the districts of Banff, Bassano, lied Deer, Delburne and Druiiibeller. Ten on Saturday Ueeruiling for the Kilties locally took a spurt ou Saturday when ten men were signed on. The regimental band was downtown during the afternoon and stirred things np, wliile scouts from the olllce were on the streets all day. The battalion has already signed on close to 700 men, but taking account of the transtor.s and the discharges, tlie strength today is well over B0(). The new; recruits are: F. Giousant, miner, Italy: G. W. Welch, farm hand, Irish: F. -McEwen, rancher, Canadian: W. I'\ Doare, rigger, English; E. ITol-leger, laliorer, American: .1, Lester, farmer, Canadian: R, C. Lashley, ac-cQuntunt, American; 11. M; Smilli, clerk, American; K. Olirlstie, farmer, Swiss, and P. Witt, furmfer, English. The Kilties have engaged the Em-IiresH tlioutro for two iiiglils comiiioiic-Ing tonight, and half of the gross pro-coeds liikeii ut tills theatre for those two niglits will be devoted to the liHiid fund. The I'pattiro of the eiiler-talnmunt will ho' a new series, "Tlie filrl !ind the Gami)," which is about Iho most Mensatlonal iiroditctloii over shown, 'I'lie Kilties will have their own ticket selloru, collectors and UBliers, The sliver hand of the reglinont wTn bo pi'HHent and will fttrnisli sonie ox-eolieiu. mnsle, Tlie> KHiiie popular pi'tees at Hio tlieutre will prevail, The citJiieiiH are iislced to iiialte an effort tQ Hid tUiii fund tor the Kilties, ill tliB same luuiinor an their lioarty niPiuirl has been aiviurlii the past. VULCAN MAN HAS A VALUABLE iNVEt Ur. Nelson, of Vulcan, has recentl.v invented a new smutting machine for siuultlng wlieat, wliiclt is about the simplest thing and at the same tinio the most utflcient that has uppearod. The machine, wUlch swings betwi^nn I two iiijriglit su.nports, Is a largo box-like (loncern. Tliia is divided into two parts, the front part being ojien at the top for the wheat to bo put Into It. The hack part in coveroil Iti ou the top, and the division betweeiv the front and tlie back part is iiartly of wood and partly of wire. 'The formal-dehydo and water is put into tho box, tlien Hin wheal, which rocolvos thorough treatment. Then, by means uf a handle tit the Hide, the machine is swung backwards, dumping the ,wheat out while Ihn Binuttlng mi.xturH goes lo the back part of the bo\,i being BKved for the noxt lot of wheat to lio trealed. Two btlsliols of grain'can bo treated at one time, Ur. NolBou la at prost'ut s.uUJug a large iiitantlty ol' tlieae luaoltlueH to the fanners in tUe tilatvlct, ; {lo has applied for patents tor C'ftipUUi Ufid lliu Untied States, ' ' Have Failed Pariij, �;,tarch 20.-German forces have bonibarded Meliiicourt and an at-liick liy them on FroncH positions at Cote de Poivre has resulted in faili,i'o, according lo the announcement '.nade by the French war ofliee tills afternoon. There has been inter-luittenl bombardment in the region of Vau.v. German Report Berlin, via, London, Murcli 20.-.\ii attack made by French troop.s on the viliago of Vaux, north-east of Verilun, was repulsed witli heavy losses, the war oflico announced today. '  "Violent attacks of Iho Riissiuns in tlie lake region on tho northev'n part of the eastern front were continued, Tho Russians charged repeatedly with i-'trong forces but were' beutfeli back U. S. Soldiers Are Now Hot on Heels of Villa and His Bandits Peace in Sight Cancel Big Order Galveston, Te.vas, :\Iarcli 20.-"Immediate peace is in sight,' is one sen-teiieo in a cablegram received today from London by a Galveston shipping firm. The cablegram cancelled arrangements which bad been made liirougli the Galveston house for chartering a considerable amount of lon-ivjjijnage and gave as the reason for this ' action the prospect for iniinodiate NEN B 1 UL OSPITA S Lelhbridge business men evidenllv do not like the business tax imposed by the city. Al any rate the commissioners make that deduction from tlie tact that there are $(i,800 of outstanding business taxes against various firnis. The mayor has undertaken lo make special efforts to collect these bol'ore handing Hie accounts over to the city solicitor for legal action. CATHOLIC CHURCH AT HESPELER BURNED Gnlt, Out., March 20.-Fire destroyed the Roman Catholic church at Hes-peler on Saturday. Tho blaze it: supposed' lo have originated in the basement. Tho building was valued at $10,000 and the lo,ss is fully covered by insurance. Columbus. N. .\L, Jlarch 111 wireieBs from Mexico).-The American ! troops marched more than one liiin-i 1'^"*^� Europe dred and ten miles into .Mexico, the lime consumed being fort.v-two hours. Tlie columns of the punitive expedition under General Pershing reached -(name of town deleted by censor) j.\osterday. and the disposition of j troops lias been begun for the task i of hunting down the bandit chieftain. ' Villa. Tlie Mexcian leader passed through only a few days ago, and tho latest information concerning his jjres. ent whereabouts gave his location as being im the ranch of (^andelerio \ Hernandez, one of the sub-cliiel's with blm on the raid on Coliihus. General Pershing personally led the (lying column, in which every man was mounted, and wliicli pressed through a section of .Mexico wliere water is scarce. It was almost �record lime for so largo a body of men. Only a few cavalry horses and pack mules were lost. It Is re.tiorted tlial Villa raided Hie American colonies in the vicinity of his mountain retreats and killtid the rosidenlB. EVIDENCE IS TAKEN AGAINST SASK. HON. GEO. W. BROWN >!-li.vLIeutenant-Govornor of Spakat-chowiui, who doclaros wostoru I'linn-ers wll purchase cheap farm inacliiii-ery from tho T^nlted States it CnilOd' iuii prlce.s romiiin iiigU, �> .j. ONTARIO VETOES WOMEN'S VOTES Tiironto, Ahirch tS.-The majority of membors present in the legislature yesterday afternoon considered the present not a projior time to pass an act granting the legislative fruuchtso to women and the second reading of tlie bill on the s,ultject, introduced by Win. ilacdonald, Llberar member for North Bruce, was lost on lUvIsion. .;. ,;, MAKKETS May wheat ................. 109% July wheat ................. 1101/4 May oats ................... 43J,'8 May flax ................... 206% BELLEVUE MINERS SAY COAL CO, HAS VIOLATED AGREEMENT The Holloviio minors, now on strike, have presented their side of the case ill the trotible with tho company. 'As you are no doubt aware wo have an agreoinent with tho Coal Com Iiaulos' aasoclalion, which guarantees us $;i per day for work performed ill an abuoi'inal place. Now the ubuor-innlltlos have been admUtod by the West Canadian compauy, and yet to date they Uttve failed to live up to said agreement. Since Novemljer last the wages earned In said abnormal places have varied from fiOc to $2.00, which leaves iiulto a dlsci'opaiicy between that and $H.0O," Little Damage Done-^Nine are Killed in Sunday Raid Over Kent Coast Hon. A. P. McNab is Charged With Stifling Prosecutions Against Licensees WEATHER Hieh .'....... ............ 66 Low,..................... 27 ,,............, ,. Ftirecnst: Fair and comparatively mild since llio iifina oi't^lieo "l' iQ 191" PROMINENT VISITOR W, A. Wood of Haiiillton, Onl., pre-fiident.ot the Chinook Coal Co., is in tlie city, today accompanied hy Ills nephew, U^ Wood ot Winnipeg. They are also, qoniieoted witft tlio Wood-Vallauce'Co. President Wood, accompanied by Manager Jieid and -Mnn-ager Cnwford, of the Chinook ('oal Co,, weut out to the mine this morning- to Inspect the outlay. The prasi-dent Is well pIsBsod with tho wluter'a operatlQtia, wjitcli hnvo been the best Uoglna, Sask., March 20-Two charges against Hon. A. P, McNab angaigcd the attention o� the royal conimlsslon comprising lyir. Justice El wood and Mr. Justice Brown, all morning. Both charges concerned tho stlfllne of prosecutions against litiuor licenses tor political aui)port and the chief witnesses were Dr. William Robersloii, of Alsask, and Joe Sutton, of the Empire hotel. Saskatoon. Ur. Robertson testllietl that after several charges had been laid against iiitii by provincial iMllce otllcers, bo had come to Re-glna and seen Mr. JIcNab. Tho latter told him, he said, that lie had sent u proviiiciii! oJllcer lo "get" him, and that the government iiad decided that every licensee would have to vuto right. Afler Robertson had promised to sell out as nuickly as possible, and not oppose tho government In the meantime, Robertson said McNab called up Chfei: JIahonay of the pi'ovli!ci�) police and had the cases withdrawn, Sutton told of inspector making a report regarding gambling, ot which, when lio called it to Mr. AlcNab's at-tonlioii, ho had heard nothing tuoro, London, .March 20.-'Nine persona were killed and' 'M injured in an air raid of four German aeroplanes over the east coast oC Kent yesterday, it was announced officially Itist night. A Britisli airman brought down one raider over the sea, the German oli-l^ei-ver being l^illed. London, Marcli 20.-^Damage done by the bomb dropped from a German seaplane Sunday on the Canadian hospital at Ramagato, was confined to the rooms at the top of tho building. Fortunately noboily was hurt and tho /ooms wrecked were not occupied. This hospital, formerly a large hotel, was oiiened last December by Lieut.-Col, W. L, Watt of "ll'liintpes:, �-lio is In charge. " The outrage occurred at dinner and the enemy seaplanes were distinctly visible to most folk who went outside especially to see them. There was uq panic of any kind, Uio feeling generally being one of excited curiosity, li'our children going to Sunday school were killed. Allogotlier .12 bombs were dropped on Ramsgate. The total casualties In town were four clill-dren, one man killed, and eight children and one woman injured. The two enemy planes whlcii i-aided Rams-SatD came from different directions. F'ORTV-FOUR GERMAN SHIPS ARE SEIZED BY BRAZIL .Montreal, Mar. IS.-Forty-four German sliips have been sclaed by th\\ Brazilian governinenL uecordliig to ' llspatohes from Liverpool. The German vessels were merchantmen which ^ iniri been interned in BrassDIan votla at tlie outbreak of the war! ' : It is understood that Bra/ll has act-eid to meet a shortage of transport rorjulreinents. It Is also pointed' out here tliat Berlin has perslsteiuly diis-' regarded Brazil's eftorts to obtain: release of coffee seized by the Ger-' titans .and va,luod at ,$7,000,000, ' tha: properly of the Sao Paula govern^ ment, . PETROGRAD ANNOUNCES NEW HUGE WAR LOAN Vetrograd, .March 18,-The senii-olllclal news agency says that a decree has been published announuiiig a new war loan ot 2,000,000,000 rublOB at 0 per cent, and puyablg In ten years. ' PROMINENT JEW DEAD Montreal, P. Q., Marcli'20,T-Jac'Ob J Hlrsch, one ot Montreal's oldest Jo\yi * ish residents, died Sijntlay. Ile'-vv8�  horn ill tS3S and atter f.oiiv years;;'rbs* " IdoDce la, Loudon, England,' arrlv^iV,,� liv Ciuiuaa lu'l,8&7,  ' ' t 99 7 6236 1011 ;