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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHURIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 19ir, NUMBER 86 FAILING AT VEROU RY NEW A Secure Slight Foothold at Avoncourt and Bombard the Malincourt Lines Heavily Varis, Mareli J-'.- No liifiuidy iit-taclcH wei't! iiiiiik' oil llu' Voi'ihm front. Tiicaday tilKliI, flip nirifc aii- iioiiiicod todiiy. The Uimmiiuiin boiu-baidoa Miilliicouit licavily iiiid tlific wurc artillery i'xchanyos or loss* ii\- | toii.slly ; the final resolution providing for the aii)iointinent of a board of referees to deal with dispnies was passed. The liill foverln.u Ihe details of the administration and collection of llie ! ta.vation has still lo be dealt with b the house. Ihiring tlie course of the discussion LiZZARO SWEEPS OVERCENIRAl SIAIES ('hifayo and Other Cities .Sutter From Ellects of Worst Storm in Many Years BIG Fli RAGING IN VERDUN IS THE TURNING POINT IN THE BIG WAR Paris, March 22.-"The offensive before Verdun is crumbling. The check is an immense disaster for Germany. It ic the Gettysburg of the great war. Henceforth Germany will be on the defensive. Verdua marks the turning point." So a high officer of the war office Tuesday expressed the opinion of the great battle. Confidence here is now becoming firm that France has won a victory which is likely to shorten the war considerably. The pre9s attach significance to the progressively lowered morale of the German prisoners. The first prisoners did not conceal their expectation that the fortress would be captured. The latest admit that thei� have lost all hopes. Germany Has Intimated to the U. S. Govt. That She Will Ask F Peace Soon ^or FEAR ALLIES WILL APPLY FULL FORCE S IHE IF SA OKLA, NURSES B i Want Some Clianges - Tories Find Little in Probe of the Telephone Dept. FOUR ARE OEAO IN A HORRIBLE SISH Two Freight Trains Come Together Head-On In Quebec -Engines Splintered Many Wells-Have Been Destroy- j ed-Feai- Loss Will Run Into Millions I Tulsa, Okla., .March JL'.-iJauiage estimated at ;i,000,00o was done In the oil, fields-near Drumright last FARIRS PREPARIN N P T J today Sir Thomas White gave some , t'liicago, .March Nortneast gales details of the deparlmenlul organlza-!'"�'"KluK �itli then- rain sleet, hall tion wliich will have charge of tliej""'' f""^^- "t'companied by Iretiuent _______ ______ ...... collection of the ta.xcs. He. said Hvat l ^Binning llashe.'^, swept over eastern ^ night wlieii a fire starting in a pile of in addition to an increase in the head-'""'tlifi-" HHnuls. and south-, ,.eiuse spread to the wells. .Vi mid-(|uart .iiirluce is tlioroiielily weutliered and mellow. It is not known what tlie upiiroxlniate acreage for the Mugrath district will be, hut it will scarcely �*i/ual that for IDin. for so thoroughly ivere the farmers engaged in luindling hist year's crop lluU little or no fall plowing was done to counterbiilance Llie shortage in summer fallow. Another factor that will ciirtail acreage Ik tlio fact tliat a coiiBidoritble amount of grain still remains to be .hre.shed. This is being run through :liD sopai'ators as fast as poisslble to fliako way for another croii. r'armnrs gwierally are optimistic ind look forward to' a season as suc-teBSfii) as the one Juat passed. , Joins Medical Corps Dr. Ueeman has joined lite army niedlcai service with tlie rank of (tap-lain, The doctor Is a graduate of ll'oroulo university and a veteran of ;ho South African war. Since coming hero throe yours iigo liu lia.s estab-lishod an enviablo reputation as a ^rnc'tltioner and his absunce will bo Jteenly felt throughout the entire �mith country, lie Is at present al-Uiclied to the Klllios hutlalluii at l-ethbrldge. Red Cross Work At last night's special meetiug of Iho local lied Cross iiraucli Di: Boo-mail was released from the llimnce BOminitteo and was siiocoedoil by ,1. II. Turner, (t was reported that the �society liad about -100 nrtldos ready ;or shipment, Those consist mainly 5(' aoldlers' shirts, baiidttgos, robe�, .Its. Two more machinos are boing lustullcd In the sowing room and a jroutor supply of matorUil la being iiroiight in, Splendid response on the ,iart of the towniiwonieii is aotni! much to uiftka the work of tlie local branch �uo)i � ^rHtlfylng sucoess. �(0i3NT,'lNtJ]!;� on .Paok 3.) was leading the opiiosltlon, agreed to do. He remarked that llie incident must impress upon the liouso the wisdom of the rules of parliament, which were designed lo guard against sucli mishaps. Had this mistake not been discovered before thd house prorogued, it might have been necessary to call a special session of palMlament before, the money could have been borrowed. PLOWING STARTS A PROVINCIAL JA Ploughing at the provincial jail iiore .started on Monday. Tho ground is turning up fine, Plougbin,';? 13 re ported today from many places in tho Kouthand will be general by tho end of the week. ed safely lieaded witii the wind  toward the iiarbor. 'l^he steamer Puritan, which was on the lake when the storm was at its height, reached port at Holland, Mich,, in safety, the officers of tlie company were advised. i.y !' a.m. tlie storm abated and hundreds o� men began the work of removing the snow from the streets. BELIEVE FFICIAL .GOV RES ARE RAGING IN KANSAS Toiieko, Kan., Alarcli 2::.-;Pralrie llros were burning in a dozen w-eslern Italians counties early today. Although no loss of life had been reported, many houses wore caught in the fast-moving flames and pasture lands have lieen reduced to vast roaches of black stubble. s Opposition Criticism of Cost of Railways Shown to be Absurd I'Mmonton, Marcli_ 2.1.-Another nf-lernoon on tiio budget in the legislature and the end is not .vet. . Night sesaions have also been postponed as udjournnioiit was made at li o'olucU as usual. There Is apparently no arrangement as to when the debate will and. The oppoBllion ui'o apparently preparing for a general election Judging by the number of resolutions Involving allngod policy that are being placed on tho order paper, la addition to those already thoro, two more worn announced today, Mr. Mlche-iier will move on Thursday that provision bo made to enable all men enlisted for active service, to vote and If It Is not done this Besalon, he movoB that a special uesalun bo called without indemnity to puso the law shouiii Huoli bu necessary before a general election. Mr, Ewing will move a rosoliitioii declaring In favor of tlio abolition of the patronage syatam plaelng the civil Horvlou on a basis gf iju^ll/lCfttjoD with ft view to pennaueiiey,- ' ' ' Mr. Hoyle: "Is that the same as the rosolutlon Mr. Borden moved bo-fore being returned lo power'.'" (laughter.) Mr, Hoadley; "Oh, well, it's tlie stulY anyway." Debate Resumed Ur. Mlow, resuming the Intdgot debute, started off by condemning the govornmeut because the Dunvegan Ihu) did not run into Grouard, .Mr. MilclioU, interrupting,' showed timt the charter was a Dominion one, and the approval of tlie route rested with tho federal mluisler of railways, who refused to sfluctioii tlie entry into Orouard. Tills rather iioiiplussed the spehkev, who left the subject and completed his speech with a genorul attack on the goveruiTient as the friend of cor-poi'tttlons and hostile to the tantiers. Cost of Railways Lindsay, Who Died Suddenly Under Arrest, Found to Have Taken Poison lerpreted as di^^ngued to shut out some nurses whii nre (�omp''lcnt. The law clerk will re-draft it. Tlie bill to inioriioral.c the .Mutual Mull insurance Co., vr.w. thrown out. Genei-al oliJectiuUK were made, the chief among them lieing a charge of pro-(lernianism on the nait of head officials. Jn the publii' accounts committee proceedings were very tame. The start was made into tho probe of the telepiioiie department with Uopiity Minister Harnier, in tlio box. IMr. Tweedie HtHHtiil bis iiive.stiffalioii apparently under the impression that tlie deputy was not a qualified man. in lialf an hour he discovered that Mr. Harmer knows all about it from post hole to switchboard. Mr. Harmer gave ail the information desired, and gave the impression that he liiid a telephone organization of which the province has every right fo bo proud. raiUvay in tlie county of Kimouski. One tiiiiti was at a stand-still on tlie main line at Valbrlliant station, liciund en.si from Levis, while the Mr. Gerard promptly changed his plans and notified the Washington government, that lie would remain at his post indefinitely, says the Post. A Washington dispatch to the -Now 'York Tribune says: "Modification of other was coining up from Campbell-{the terms of peace by both sides-in lo'i- ' Europe is indicated in informRtion All the victims were on the up-1 reaching Washington. Germany's^ de-bound train, as tlie crew.of the wait-jsire to end the war before the aUles THREE KILLED IN A H llegllia, Sask., March ii.-Slrycli-nliio in more than suillciont (luuntity to cause death has been found in the stomach of J. l^. Lindsay, Swift Current, Sask., who died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, March 5th, whilo under arrest in connection with tho road work contract graft. In connoc-lioir with which ,1. P. Brown Is also under arrest and K. H. Doviino, M.I-i.--\ and E.L.P. Sinltli, bank manager, lU'i-tugltlves; The coroner at the time gave the cause of deatli as heart disease and nothing more has been lioard of tho juntter. Tho contents of tho atomacli were (fUietly went to the govBriimonl analyst here and the presence ot poison in tho stomach has been estub-liahed. The poison is supposed to have been selt-adminiatered. An inquest will bo held at once at Swift Current. REV. DR.-DUVAL ENDS A LONG PASTORATE Winnipeg, March 21.-The Rev. Dr. DuVal, for 28 years pastor ot Knox Presbyterian church, formally dosed hla iwstorato Sunday, and on Kriday his auooesBor, tho Rev, n. S. LaiiUaw, will tielnducted. .Minneapolis, .March ^2.-Tluee men were .killed and three injured, two seriously, when ii freight train on the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad i crashed into the rear of another freight train a mile and a half west of New Richland, Minnesota, during a snow storm today, according to reports received at tlie central offices of tlio road horo. The caboose and three stock cars burned. 'I'he victims were caught in the burning wTeckage, COMMUTED SENTENCE Raleigh, N. C, March 21-The death sentence imposed upon Mrs. fda Hall Warren, has been commuted to life. ing train were air at the station. The Dead A. Ciialem, of Camubelllon, engi-lu'er: Logouffre, llreman, Cami>bell-ton: St. .Amand. St. Noise, who was in cluirgo of a carload of horses, live of which were killed; A. 'rhll,adeau, ,,|,^^ .^^ according to high otB of I'-ayabec. who was with ht Amtind. ^ , ,,,j,g,. i,ciined to insist i.egoulire was killed instaiiUy while , , j,omplete humiliation ot Ger-Jumiuug from the train. ' apply tliolr full strength, in the coining summer has long been known, and fresh evidence of it has reached Wasii-ingtoii within tiie last few dayB." Says Allies Willing "Rut llie startling new factor in Others were pinned under the wreckage and pa.s.sed the entire night many. in diplomatic circles representing' there, calling /or help unti late this ! b."*" ^''l^^' T!" moniing when their dead bodies were tpiarters, statements made to the recovered horrib^^^^ Tribune indicated that both Gennany accident is attributed to a frozen and open switdi. The trains struck head-on and liie two locomotives were reduced to splinters. Thirteen cars were derailed. A lire started in the wreckage but was soon extinguished. An iuquest is to be held this afternoon ut \'albrillani. and the allies are,ready to make substantial conoessloni. "Germany, it is said,'.Is willing- to return to the status guo ante, with certain modifications. The most striking ot these is her willingness not;' only to rellntfuish Belgium, 'but help in its restoration,' presumably through the payment of an indemnity or the remittal of war taxes collected there.. "in retui-n for this she will demand certain colonial - concessions from ' Great Britain,- "The entente allies," the Tribune was told, "have abandoned the slogan, 'Germany must be crushed.' It Is now declared that Great Britain and France would conclude peace , . . , . , .'when the German people have beei\ Death ironi natural causes was tiie ,,,de to -realt/.e that the German verdict of the coroners jury at the | policy aggression is wrong and DEATH FROM NATURAL CAUSES WAS VER J adjourned sitting of the inquest into the death of the late Pte. Rliodes of tlio Kilties, who was found dead In his ljunk one morning aboUl ten days ngo. At tho first sitting of the In-tiuest there was sorao doubt as to.the contents oi the deceased's stomach, and it wns feared that w;ood alcohol had been drunk. However the examination of tho organs by the provincial analyst at Kdmontou removed this susTiicion MARKETS May-wheat ......... lOS^'b July wheat .,............... 108% May oaU................... 42% May flax ................... 197^i Huge Zinc Smelter at Frank May Be Re-opened Shortly that It is profitless.' "That Is declared to be tne pwijose of the British blockade-to lev-inK home to the German people the ract that they are engaged in a war and that the advantages were not all on one side." Alining activity in the Crow's Nest present, that the crushing and other Pass and southeastern W. C, has been I madiiiierv for the plant has boon pur-given a greot boost by the war, and on top of tho ijresont actlvKy now conies along u report that'^ the old WEATHER W. F. Pulfor tLnoombo)' in replying,' mah ,,,,, after complimenting the opposition Pn | � " '' their uBsUluity, said no niemli^i'.uf-.(OOJJTINUKI) ON PaOB �3jj':;is'$ .....m^'- .............. 50 ........... ...... 30 Local snow,but partly zinc smelter at Frank Is likely to ha re-opened tor the smelting of zinc ores from tho B, ('. metal fields. With the weekly order for 100 tons tor the Russian government in their hands, a D. C. company Is already organized to get the Frank plant in working order with tho least possible delay. Just who Is behind the company U is hurrt to say. One report has It that Sir Richard McBrldo, Mr. Curtiss, a, coftst financier and other B. c. capitalists are backing the proposition. Another Is that tho Canadian Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co,, of Trail B.C, In wlilch are interested a number of C; P. R. ofiiclals, is uiidortaklug the rejuvenation of the zinc Industry in thlB part of the world. The most ftu^hentld report tUo Herald has been ab|o to, obtftlii is that the former p�ril?Buro Vnisy. Mr, Curtiss, it is i\ml9r8ii)Q^,J�\in New Yprk at chased and that a auporlntondont for tho plant has been secured. It is also stated on good authority that tho coke company at Coleman, two stations west of Frank, has already enlarged Its plant from 800 tons to 1100 tons in readiuoss for the increased demand for coke which is used in tlio zinc smelting process. The revival of the zinc smelting industry ill the Pass is one of the most imijortant bits of industrial news given out for a long time. While it will not affect l-.etlibridge directly, there will bo an Indirect benefit through the Increased demand for wholesalers' supplies wliicli are distributed from here. The old zinc plant at Frank is located almost at the foot ot Goat Mountain, west ot tho Turtle Mountain slide. It was built some seven or eight years ago by a company ot mining men who were Interesteir In ilijiu ins properties in tho Kootei)ays^Thfj. (CONTINUEU ON PA(38;,i}); GERMANS PREPARE R ACTIVITY IN NORTH SEA Are Laying New Mine Field, Which Closes Entrance of the Baltic Sea I Copenhagen, via London, March 22,-The Kreuse Zeltung,- of Berlin, a copy of which has been received here, says the new German mine field which has been laid In the southern part of the Sound, "will cause no Interruption to shipping but will compelv all vessels to report to German ; guard ships at both ende of.the field," ; The mine laying Is laelleved: here to be the foreri.$iner of Ger-. ' man operations In the North Sea,, \ whioh necessitates the closing oj.i , ! i;h� entrance from the Baltic ilnti' . thilt ��. � � 72 96 9484 2976 ?965 ;