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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta 0k VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1916 NUMBER 89 RY MAKES British Financier Visited Oil Fields; Well Satisfied Is Not Satisfied With the Reforms Made by the Dominion Govt/ '1 I'oiiml conditions oxaclly iis I luul l)ci.'ii lolil tlioy Wfire, and wo nrt- (iiiltc iHiitlslliid to Ro ahead with our opeia-lions wlitcli will ducldu ir llie oil Ik llioro." TliiK was tliu Hlateinont niiuh; to thu Jlerald tlilH morning by Mr. Scoti l^liiKs of. the Ij. H. i), s.vndlcaU: of London, Kns.. on Air. l-lnRa' rnlnrn I'rom till! Cardston Hold. -Mr. Unas with a iHiml)er of local ineu wont to Cardston on TliurHday. yp-flprdiiy lh(>y vlsitod tlio Held and InvcstlHatod tlio operations now in proKrcss. Air. hinHK Is not a gooloKlst and do(;s not prctond to, talk from a Koo-loglcal Htandpolrit, but exports from KnKlnnd liavo looked over llif. wliolc territory, gathered the evidence, passed ii|)OU It and upon theii- verdici the linuneial men behind the project are piitllnB up the money to do llie work. If th'i all Is thorn tlio drill will lind ii, foi- there is enout;li money behind llie drill 1(1 keep It working until the Held is proven one way or the other. Air. LIng.s and I he men wlio are in-lere.sled with him Ijeliind this project are not new to oil development opera-lions. They own large wells In Oa-licla and Uussin. In fact tliey were the men who intvoiiuecd American drilling melliods in the Gallclan iields. The coiMpany Is also interested in mining properties in tiie tiold Coast of Afrien. 'I'lie London llnaneier is niucii fallen will) wliat he lias seen of Soutliern All)erta and lyas great hopes for its future a.s an ifgricuKural community. Mr. lyings will leave again for tlie old land in tlie course of ten days or so. ER BRITISH SHIP "SUSSEX" IS Hfl IN CHANNEL; AMERICANS HURT Ottawa. .Marcli 2'l.-Tlie department of justice esllniatOK covering t.iie costs of ailmlnistratlon of the iienltentiaries were tlie bone of ^:ontentlon In the Commons today. As has been tlie case Cor a coupli:^ of years liack. Dr. I'jdwards, Conservative member for i l''rontenae, proved to Ije the most iier- | alstent critic of this brancii of the' service. A few years ago Dr. lOdwards i was rRspoiislble for the appointment ! of a commission which iiupiired into ' the conduct of the peiiitentiaries. ' Home abuses were found to exist, many of which have lieen corrected. Dr. Edwards is not yet satisflod, however, and lie was again in a critical j mood. Hon. C. ,1. iJohorty, minister of Justice, In reply, defended the administration of tlu; brunch and said liiat when the war was over he expected to introduce some effective penitentiary reforms. U. was desirable, he thought, to provide more useful work t'or convicts. He hoped that, when the time came to introduce reforms Dr. ICdwards would be willing to co-oper-uto with him. The duel between Ur. ICdwards and the mlnlaler. Juslfid until (|uite late in the evening, when the discussion became more general. The justice department estimates were voted before the house rose and �o)uo headway made with those of the 'tollowliis up those recently forwarded to Sir Geo. Foster, asking for storage I'aollltios for grain at Lethbridge. will be forwarded by the "farmers of this district shortly, to the grain commission, asking that tiie members of the board personally Ihve'fetigate the situation and report thefr finding to the minister of trade and commerce. S. S. Drmliam, vice-president of the farmers' union, is now circulating these petitions, lie states that 50 petitions with over 1500 signatures were recently forwarded to the minister; The New Petition The following is the new i]etilion: . We, the farmers of lyocai No---- Asiatic of the United Farmers of Alberta, i having full conlidenco in the ciiair- Loiuion. Alarch 21.-It is still in tho f-'reuch and Russian war theatres that the heaviest battles are in progress, hut lighting also is continuing in tho .\ustro-'talian zone, in Serbia, near the Greek frontier, and in Turkey. The French are keeping up their man of tho board of grain conimls-vlgorous bombardment of the woods j sloner^ of Canada and believing that of Alalanco.urt and Avoncourt, north- Capt. George A. McGill of the 113th battalion, has accepted a commission in the American Legion, and has received instructions to commence recruiting here. Headquarters for this battalion are ait Vancouver and it is expected that tne ranks will be filled rapidly as a large territory -will be covered. Two companies will be recruited in Alberta, at present and training will be commenced at once in Calgary. Two companies will also be recruited in Vancouver and men drawn from as far north as Dawson City. Men recruited in this district will be sent immediatly to Calgary. The battalion will be officered by western men only and no commission shall be given to.^ any man uncter the age of 26 and promotion to all ranks will be given entirely on merit. Any American born in the states, or a man who has previously been a citizen there, will be eligible tor service. This is the third battalion of Its kind and it will be brigaded witli the others at as early a date as possible. Intending recruits can obtain all information on application at the recruiting office In the Lethbridge Hotel from Capt. Geo. A. McGill, also from Air. F. W. Downer, at his office in Victoria Mansions.. VILLA ELUOES U. S. Ci Breaks Through Encircling Ring and Makes Escape Westward In San Miguel Country west of Verdun, which are held by the Germans, and also are iiamnierfng away with their guns at German lines of communication in the eastern fringes of the Argonne forest. To the nortii and oast of Verdun an intermittent bombardment by the Germans of French second line positions is still going on with tho French replying energetically. All along tho Russian front from the region of Friedrichsladl to the district around Vlliia, tho Russians and Germans arc hard at grips. Potrograd says thai near Widcy, between Dviusk and Vllna, the. Russians forced all tho German lines and barricades and repulsed a vigorous German counterattack. Bad weatlier prevails in the Atistro-Itnliaii theatre, but despite a blizzard the Italians have attacked and occupied Austrian positions in tho Corde-volo valley. Berlin reports that In tho region of Glovgoli on the Sorbo-Greek frontier, nr.tillery duels have been in progress Tho statement does not givo the nationality of tlie contending batteHes,. 1 JLL ER SUSPICION INT .FRAOO they will shortly have at their dls posal facts and figures relative to tJie grain movement of the 1915 crop from Southern Alberta; Petition the board of grain coniniis-aloners to prepare a statement for the Dominion government, and make such recommendations to the government as they s'ee fit regarding tho establishment of an interior storage elevator at Lethbridge, so that we may be assured that we are getting treatment equally just with that given to other grain producing comraunl- , . ,,,,.,,, ties; and we ask that tlie statement Hegma, March 2...-,I. P. Bro\yn, and recommendation ho published for "l'''''^' ''"^ connection wiili our information M^''" work frauds, has coniplote- We direct that this petition bo sent oxonerated E. I,. P. Smith, former on coinpletion to Mr. S. S. Dunham, hank manager here t/oui any connec-vlce-presldent of the United Farmers with the road work frauds and of Alberia, Lethbridge, with a request ^ attorney-general was withdrawn that ho place the same before Dr. 'h" ^^rrant against Smith, which was qC issued only on suspicion. Sniitli is El Paso, Texas, March 25.- Francisco Villa was reported early today to be fleeing weit In the San Miguel country, having suc-cessfully eluded the ericireling ring that was being drawn around him by the American and Car-ranza troops. News of. the outlaw's retreat westward' � was brouQtit here from-EI Valie-nut could not be confirmed ; at Fort Bliss or In Mexican official circles. Several Lives Lost-25 Americans on Board -Towed to Port BELIEVE TORPEDOED London, March 24.-With 386 passengers, some of thenm Americans, and a crew of about 50 on board, the cross channel steamer Sussex, plying between Folkstone, England, and Dieppe, France, Is distress in the English Chan- in SELL AL E BY AUCTION On April 27th at 2.30 p.ip. there will be sold by iniblic auction at the court house here the coal mine at Diamond City belonging to the Diamond Coal Co., of which Thomas Underwood of Calgary Is president. The sale of this property will be an important event in mining circles In this district. Tlie Diamond mine was tho first to be developed across the river north of the city. It was located by Air. Underwood, who was at one time a resident of Lethbridge, and the property developed by a company floated by him In which ex-Lieut.-Gov. Bulyea was interested. For a couple of years Mayor Hardle was superln-loudent of the mine, and states that it is a good property If a company witli enough capital to put It in opera/-tioii will take liold of It. Since Uie mine closed down a couple of years ago, the town of Diamond City has been practically deserted, but the residents .still remaining are full of hope that some concern with plenty of capital will take the mine and make things hum once more. nel off Dieppe. Unofficial reports say that the vessel was torpedoed. Last night's dispatches said there were 386 passengers on the Sussex and a crew of about 60, Indicating that 75 or more persons on the Sussex have not been accounted for. Arrives at Boulogne Paris, March 25.--Reports of the damaging of the Sussex obtained here today state that she was torpedoed. The Sussex has arrived at Boulogne. Passengers Land iLondon, March 26.-Aocerdinfl to official Information from the-admiralty between 90 and 100 passengers of the Sussex have been landed at Dover and about 250 passengers and members of . the crew In France. Anterlcan Injured y London, March 25.-Miss Baldwin, daughter of a prominent American resident of Paris, was injured seriously on the Sussex. 25 Americans on Board ;^ London, March 25.-The cross channel steamer Sussex, whloji... ----- aerlously damaged Frljij" " CONVICTS RELEASED TO ENLIST IN OVERSEAS FORCES Ottawa, Alarch 24.-Mr. J. Q, Turriff Asslnibola, in the Jj'ouse today wanted to know how , many convicts had now In Chicago and anxious to return I been allowed to' enlist, and liow Alagill, chairman of The . board '�f^As Z's^orad.^cS-t^d Mr. ;to give his evidence, providing lie can ! many had been reincarcerated. Dunham, "It becomes more and more CAPT. GEO. McGIUL Formorly of tlie Letlibrldg'e Highlanders, who has liccoptod a commls-s.lou with the Amnrlcnn Baltulionj and wiy *'8t'.rull' here. � v r, . evident that an elevator at Lethbrlds:< ? ? ? ? ? ?  PilHs;-: .March 25-The French olliolal statfetoent says that the past' night, was ciulet in tho Veriluu region both east and west of the Mouse. Artillery du^ls wore In progress In the Woovro I'Oftlon. KUmoiilon, March 24.-In the legislature today the second reading of tho bill autliorizing Osctir Dalton Weeks of Cardston to practice medicine and surgery was opjiosed by Hon. ,1. R. Boyle, lie said that the law regarding tho proleaslons should not bo tampered with unless it could be shown that the uiilvoralty had treated him unfairly, or that he had not been given fair play by the profession. Investigation had shown lliat ho had no nunlillcatlon for practicing modlclne. Mo was never a atuijent at the Lo-land Staudford university (iis allegedi nor did he graduate at the Gates City medical college In Texas, All he did was to Issue certificates to doctors. The head of the oollepo was caught selling diplomas and sent to the penitentiary. All this man has to .show for, iiuallllcatlon Is a 'tjlploma from this collego. Ho never pructlcqa. nnrt cauld not practice In any staltj of. the union, ' , Martin Woolf. M, P. P. for Cardston, expressed regrets at some of the statements made by the minister. The Information given the house was not correct. Dr. Weeks holds a diploma as a registered graduate of Gates College, The offence of the head of tho college happened three years later, and was a son of the head at the time the doctor qualined. He read a newspaper clipping showing that the doctor had successfully oonducted an operation for cancer. Mr. Woolf also read: an extract showing Dr. Weeks as the Head of a large company. Me. came to Oardaton efght-yeai's ago and has made a buqoqss of tanning and stock raising. Mr. Woolf s^ld if he had an arm or log broke^a he would sooner Ua.ve Dr.i'WeeVis:attend him than any doctor "whoMh^e got hl8 license. What the; �doot9y,,,., wants Is to go to the frpnt t^nd: g Yp?| first aid to the" wotirided, l;To lij 'i " ; (fl(OTUNL-KD ON pAGE