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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 28, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETIIimiDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 191 (i NUMBER 91 True Bills Against Roblin et al on Serious Charges Stephen's Resolution Lost on Vote on R. B. Bennett's Amendment OUuwa, .Miircli UT- Sliorlly aflor I o'clock lliis morniiiM Uic StuvciiH-Marcil reHoliilioi) culling lor nimiiiUDii ^vUl[; |)i'oliil)ition was disposi^l of in the lioiiHC by the a(io)]ti(in of aii ani(;n(lincnl moved h.v It. H. Henuclt, �!' Calgary, on a illvision of tl-'> to 'li;, a majoiily in favor of the Hcnnclt ainendniiMit of -1. liennetl':^ anienil-jneiit waK in line with the: govi.Tnment Cruiser Sank The Greif l.oiiilon, Mar. 'ilif Hritlsh ion- MTted eniltier AjkIck ht commenced until 1(1 o'clock in the evening. gunners llnding the range and hittln.t the target v.itli remarkable iirecisloii. , But the Andes had the Greif attre fore ; and iift. !ind the raider blew nii with I a leiTltlc explosion, tlie theory being that she carried a cargo of niities which ignited wlieti Hie lire reached the liold. The captain of the light cruiser congratulated the .Andes and gave her credit for sinking the Greif. i s One of Biggest Deals Consummated in City Real Estate fof Some Time PPOSITION OFFERS SALAR ovincial Olticials Paid Too Mucli-Try to Block Estimates lOdmonlon. .Match 27.-The hmise Krotii early I settled down to the estimates today in the afternoon until thai hour the house debated lion. Uodoliilie l.e-ntieux's motion declaring tlial effect should he given to the report of the royal commission wliich imiuired into the (|uestion of technical education. Hon. T. W. Crotliers declined to accept tlie resolution. He said that the iiurpose of tlie conimission was and also to night sessions. The op-liositioii started what bore the appearances of guerilla warfare right from the lirst item, Mr. Tweedie assuming the role of oppositkm leader. The lirst item was $95U,(lO(i for the public debt and in a blustering manner .Mr. Tweedie demanded details to secure information for the provin-jor tliere would be no estimates pass- ces and tlitit it was not intended that it should make recomtnendatl(�ns. At the evening sitting Hon. Robert Rogers, in asking .Mr. Lemieu.v to withdraw tlie resolution, said tliat the governinent was in favor of the iirin-ci|)le of assistance to technical edu(^a-tion. I'nder different conditions from tliose now prevailing a large sum would in all probability have heen provided. .Mr. Leinicux suggested by �-a.v of amendment a resolution endoraing the general principle that measures shoiilil lie taken as soon as possiliit! lo co-oiicraio with llie iirovinces in proniot-ing technical edncation. .Mr. Rogers still thought that the resoluttoti should be witlidruwn. as the government would retiuire time to consider this proposal, and .Mr. he-mieu.v linally agreed not to press the matter to a vote. ed. The provincial treasurer explained that it was for the interest charges as provided by statute and could not be altered no matter how much the house desired. .Mr. Tweedie was not satisfied and Mr. .Mitchell going to his olFico, returned with a typewritten statement showing the various interest charges. Tiiat this wasn't ns It was expected was evidenced by a discussion being precipitated on sinking funds and other financial questions and the treas- j urer remarked that the opposition given was not to tlio item, but to jirogress, and it was iiuito transpar-(Uit that the intention was lo kill time until six o'clock. Mr. T'weedie later moved tluit the item ho laid over until information given by the treasurer (CoNTJNUED on Page 3) Realty deals in city property are not file common thing tliey once were hut valuable property is changing hands neverihoiess. The jiurchase of the .Macdonald Block on the corner of :ird Avenu(! and .jtli Street South by Rylands tind Co. has just been announced and is one of the biggest deals consummated for a long time. The price paid for the property Is not given out, hut it is understood the terms are very favorable. The pro-lierty has Till feet frontage on ,5th St. The Macdonald lllock was owned by llie .\. .Macdonald Co., now one of the largest wholesale grocery Hruis In Western Canada. The original block, which was built on the corner, was'a one storey building. It was creeled in (he nineties. .-Vliont ten years ago the present two storey structure was buili. Tills building and one at Fer-iiie were the only retail stores the -Macdonald Co. liad in the west, and on Hylands and Co. taking over the business here about live years ago. Hie company went out of the retail business altogether. ' "I have every faith in this city and in Southern Alberta," said .Mr. Ry-hinds this morning, "and after the war 1 look for a good steady growth in Lelhbridge. We intend making some alterations to the butlding in the near future, although greater clianges we have in mind will not be made until coiiditious are more settled." Western Railways In Danger of Big Tie-up if Wage Increase is Not Made SI. Paul, March 2S.-Managers of the railways In the northwest were notified Monday by leaders of the trainmen's brotherhood that demands for a wage Increase will formally be presented to them .March .'lOth, although thirty days in which to comply probably w'lU be given. It is said on high authority that the railways will not await that time but will flatly reject demands. Many Neutral Ships Sunk London, March 28,-Sumrr�arlz-ing the work of the Germans since March 15th, when their new programme of submarine jvarfare against the entente allied trade began, the Daily Telegraph says they have in less than a fortnight sunk 70,000 tons of shipping, of which one-third belonged to neutrals. London. March 27.---The British infantry stor-ned today and took the first and second line German trenches along a front of 600 yards at St. Eloi," jsays the British official communication issued this evening. The text of the statement reads: - "This morning, after exploding mines, the infantry of the Northumberland 'Fusiliers and Royal Fusiliers .issault-i mine. To the south of Ncuville, St. Vr.ast, and near the Hohenzollern re-doubt there has been crater fighting in which we were successful. "Opposite Hulluch, the enemy exploded mines last night, damaging our trenches and causing some casualties. We are established in the crater formed by the explosion." Lively Fighting Berlin, via London, March 28,-De- ed the German salient at St. Eloi sue-| velopments of lively fighting on the ccEsfully, taking the first and second ; Franco-Belgian fronts south of St. line trenches on a front of some six hundred yards. Heavy casualties are knov/n to have been caused to the LINDSAY'S DEATH DUE TO HEART FAILURE, JURY FINDS Swift Current, March 27.-The coroner's Jury Iniiuiring into the cause of the death of John F. l.,indsay lironglit in a verdict this afternoon to the effect that death was caused by Jioart failure. .This dispels the stor.\' Hiut he was a suicide. TURKEY DIDN'T DO IT Washlnglon, March 27.-Turkey today informed the United States it was not a submarine of Ihe Ottoman government which sank the Persia in the .Mediterranean last winter with a loss of American life. Both Germany and Austria have denied that llieir snbmurlnc.s destroyed tlio liner. SIR EDWARD REI Cl S im LABOR GOING 0 B[ VERY SCA EVLMJAIL NG TRIA NO AGREEINI10 NEUIRALIZE DARDANELLES ene.-ny. Two officers and 168 men I were made prisoners, i "The artillery activity today has '.been mainly confined to the neighborhood of Angres, Wulverghem, St. Eloi and Welltje. Eloi and also along advanced lines Is reported by German army headquarters in today's official statements. No Change at Verdun Paris, March 28,-The French official statement given out today says there was no change in the Verdun region during the night. East of the "Last night and today there has i Mouse all was calm and to the west been much m,ining activity." At La-boiscelle we successfully exploded a of the river there were a few artillery duels. Koolbergen Wants to be Granted Immunity in U. S. Though no oilicial word has been | agents at that point first revealed Russians Would Not .\gree To TRi.s-Need Free Exit to Mediterranean heard from San Francisco, there are evidences tliat Johannes H. Von Koolbergen, Oerman plotter, is- likely to leave Canada soon, where ho has been nnwillingly detained at the provincial jail here, to go to San Francisco where he will face lliose other arch plotters, Von liojiii. Von Brinken and C. C. their plots. It Is well known that Von Koolbergen was arrested in Calgary and sent to jail hero on a charge of forgery, but the main reason was to keep him where the U. S. authorities could get him when they needed him to lay bare the plots hatched In Von Ropp's ofHce. Von Koolbergen is I'elrogiad, via London, March 2S.-j c-owley, all of whom have boon in-| anxious to go back, Imt desires, first Regina, .March 2S.-Unrepresented bv counsel, Edward 11. Devllne, mem- | ^:;;t4'Klnl^lo:'l^,="y^';^|f^>^ ^'-^ R was absomt^'y necessary police court here this morning on nine charges, three of forgery, three of false pretences and throe of uttering. On request of the provincial police he was remanded to the common jail nn-til April .^)tli. SISTER 0 U ER IS KILLED London, March 2S.-^ Morning newspapers give prominence to the announcement that Sir Kdward Carson is restored to lieallh and that he will mark his return to parliament by presiding today over the Conservative party war committee. The Morning Post believes tliut.Sir ICdward intends to form and to lead an opposition to the coalition government. The, provincial legislature will rise in about two weeks, according to Martin Wooif, .M.L.A., who was in the city tills morning on his way to iiii-monton. Ho says, the government legislation la all in its last stage. There are about -10 private bills to be considered while there will bo n week's doliate on the budget. The farm labor iiroblem Is engaging tlie attention of the government at Kdinoiiton, says Mr. Woolf. In his opinion there is going to be a groat scarcity of farm lieli>, especially In the south of the province. Wages will bo high-too high for the farmers to make a i:rollt excejit under the moat favornblf circumstances. However, the government will endeavor lo bring in help from the States and it is thought llie more urgent demands will all be met. Indications That Villa Has Eluded His Pursuei-s VA Paso, Texas, .March 2S.-The phnsuit of Francisci) \'illa inny be hamporod, if not actually halted, un-loBB Moxican lallrouds are niadu -avnllablo as the main line of com-niiinlcnttoii with the American army now iidvanclng into Mexico Is over 200 miles from tlio border. Military men exiiressod tliat vlow today after studying- the dispatclit^s from the front, that Villa was still In full lllglit southward and mooting with little, U' any, opposition, ICvery inih) the .Mexican bandit ndvancos into the interior increases the dlfllcultles of the American troops. There la niiioli posslmiBin in urmy circles over (lie praBpaots of captiir-luK VlUn, and It Is felt that unless lie is cornered witliiu Ihe week, the bandit will have outrun his imrsiiors. Dlsjiatclies from tlio advanced Hying columns, pressing Villa closoly, make no niontlon of having come in contact Willi any of the bandits, and the American troops probably have yet to tiro their first shot, Acquiescence Washington, March 2S.- Stale do-partment'advices from all parts of iMexIco today gave renewed ovldence of quiet acquloscenco In the pursuit of Villa by American troops. /Tlio govornor of Chllumliua has Issued a lirOclamatlon explaining the Amerioan expedition after the .'l)tii)dtts. It .urges that no uneasiness b (e|t Ity Mexicans, ......� � ;> BURNE EORUNK, OEA -Medicine llal. March 20.-tlladys Patterson, school teacher at Pashley, Alberta, was shot ami almost instantly killed near Irvine this afternoon, when a rifle in the liands of Esther Nicholson, school teacher at Irvine, went off at a range of ten feet. Witli George Abelin. of Irvine, and Cecil Crawford, a member of the 17&th battalion here, the girls had been out driving and the rifle was taken along for shooting gophers. While Miss Patterson was focussing a camera to take a picture of iMiss Nicholson holding the rifle, the accident happened. Miss Patterson receiving the charge in the breast. Miss Patterson is a daughter of Andrew Patterson of this city, who IS 111 lOngland making war munitions, ller brother Harry Is with the Loth-bridge Kilties, holding the rank of sergeant. tlml Russia should have free exit to the .Mediterranean. ELEVEN MEN LOST London, .March 27.-.'V Lloyd's dispatch from .Malta, dated .March 2-ltU, says: "The crew of the .Alinnoapolis, which was torpedoed, liavo arrived hern, with thb exception of eleven men, wlio-wore lost." ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? U. S. SUBSCRIPTIONS TO BIG LOAN Bowsniaii, .Man.. .March 28.~Two Indians and their wives, who secured a large suiiiily of liquor from Swan River on Saturday, were all burned lo death In Ihelr camp Saturday night. The lire was started by a lamp exploding and the oceuiiants wore loo drunk to escape. A small hoy survived and brought the news. SENTENCED TO A YEAR FOR CATTLE STEALING Rod Ooer, March 27,--.Ins. IX King, I of Ulackfalda, was on Saturdoy sentenced to one your In the l.othbrldge juil for cattle stealing in his neighborhood. Tlie accused was arrested and came up before Inspector bindsay hero aoino lime ago, when he was dommlt-ted to await trial at the fall afisizos. llavlng pleaded guilty ho olectoil for II speedy trial, and came up bat'ove Judge Greene' liefe Saturday tor sentence, � �' AID RAID ON TURKS London, March 28.-A successful aerial raid on the Turkish advance base at EIr-EI-Hassatah, 100 rmiles east of the Suez canal, is reported In the Reuter dispatch from Suez. The raid was made by British airmen on March 24th. Forty bombs were dropped on the Turkish camp, which was set on fire.' All aeroplanes returned in safety. That no'agreement exists lielween the i .uo'ted" by "tiie" federaf govei^nment on i entente allies for the nentrallzation ; ,.,,n,.pps ,-, plotting against the neu-of the Dardanelles, was the statement ' made yesterday by Xlinister of I'^or-eigii Affairs Sazonoff. Tlie statement was in reply to the member of the Duma who was commenting on reports current lliat such an agreement existed. .M. Sazonoff said no such agreement would satisfy the Russian people, who that he will be granted immunity in case he turns state's evidence ttgainst irality of the United Slates. his fellow conspirators. Tijls, it is It is believed tlie stage iti all set believed, the federal authorltlea are for the txposiiro of the Hun plots in j willing to do. and A'on Koolbergeu 'P'risco, but the lixposure cannot come ; will lie handed over to U. S. offtoera except tlirougli Von Koolbergen whose | when the charges against Von Bopp aflidavits implicating German consular and his friends come up for trial. BRITISH SURPRISE TURKS London, Jlarch 27.-A surprise attack by British forces in Mesoiiotamia on Marcli I'l resulted in the capture of a small Turkish post on the west bank of tiie Tigris, it was olli-cially announced yesterday afternoon. Bombardment of Kut-l'',i-.\mara by Turkish aircraft and artillery on -March 2", also is reiiorted. RIESRiil lOLESALEGRAFIlN SOLDIERS' SUPPLIES Port Arthur, March 2C.-Rev. Dr. S. Bland, o� Wesley college, Winnipeg, preaching at Trinity Methodist church tonight, said the whole system of supplying soldiers throughout tho three prairie provinces was permeated with graft and dishonesty. Frozen liver, worth four cents per pound, was being supplied where beef at II cents a pound was being paid for, and butter that couldn't bo eaten was given to the soldiers. Dr. Bland su^d ho had first hand inforraatioii and gave several other samples of allogeil graft.. "The government," declared Dr. Bland "dare not allow it all to become known, but It will, become Isnown." .Minneapolis, March 28-.Minneapolis suliscriptiotiB to tlui $75,000,000.00 Camullati loan, which it was hopefully estimated would reacli $7^,000, have soared appreciably above the million mark, according to information from the underwriters of the issue at Chicago, sent to Jlluneapolls particl-panla. N BROKE ON IRIAL ON A FRAUD CHAR 1 Attorney-General Accuses Him of Manipulating School Bonds Edmonton, March 2S.-W. J. Har-mer, deputy minister of telephones was again the star witness' before the public accounts committee this morning, A. F. lowing, conducting the enquiry. Ills idea being to ascertain the cost of telephone poles and Incidentally lo disclose the number bought in 1913, the date of the lust election. Mr. Ilarmor showed that the estimates tor the 1913 construction program were Kdmonton, March -28.-A' case of considerable interest lo tiie western pi-ovinces' was heard in the policu court today in which the attorney-general is the prosecutor and Alfred W. CarrothoTs, of the Alberta School I Supply Co., is defendant. In brief the [ allegation is that the defendant manlp-' niated school bonds in connection with a well-known Toronto brokerage iirtn so as to constitnte a fraud. The evidence of J. J. Anderson, manager of the Union Bank here, and Come-llne Boschman and J. F. Clark, chairman and secretary-treasurer of tho Priedland school riisjtrlot. Saskatchewan, was taken today. It is alleged that Can-others notitied the Toronto brokers that lie was drawing on them for the amount of the bond Issue of the Grenville and Birdseye school districts, and when tho draft reached Toronto, the bonds of the Saskatche-Iwan districts were attacheaT Tho drawn up In the winter of 1912 and 1913 and.that it was not tiUIy carried | ,�,:;;;_ it"i7aTreged','did norat^the time ........ liave the authority to handle the AI- GENERAL ALDERSON IS DECORATED BY THE KING London, March 215,- King George ro-ceived General Alderson, commander  of the Canadian corps In Prance, at Buckingham palace Saturday, confer-- red upon him a knlglithood and invest-\ ed him with tho insignia. Lieut, Albert Northnver, 2(Jth Canadian battalion, was decorated with the iMliltary Cross. ; ? ? ? ? MARKETS May wheat................. 111% July wheat ................. II21/2 May oato ..........'......... 42% May flax ................... WEATHER High......................... Uqw ,.......J,......... � Foreeast-M^itly fair and mild. STRIKE AVERTED 1-iOndon, March 27,-Tho throatoned strike Of tho Liverpool carters hos been nvorlod:' ' The men have accepted the terras recommended by n government conciliation board. STRUCK BY TORPEDO Dover, Eng., JIurch 27.-That the channel boat Sussex was "struck by nn enemy torpedo," was the rmdtng of a coroner's jury toplght at the inquest over the bodlBB of victImB brought here. ' out, was duo to labor and money conditions. The provincial treasurer explained that tho government were not able to sell the bonds until late in the autumn, an explanation with which Geo. Ilondley agreed. Tho upshot of the inquiry to date has been to ostabllsh Mr. llarmer as tt telephone manager and to show that the telephone syatem Is thoroughly up to the minute. Absolutely nothing of even a doubtful nature has ,been shown. It transpired :rom Mr. Ew-Ing'a questions that the instigator of the probe was II. M. Crawford, member for South lOdmonton, who Is a neighbor of a disgruntled former employee of the department. AWAIT OFFICIAL REPORT W'ashlngton, March 28,-As President Wilson and his cabinet mot today, members reflected the view that the submarine situation was grave, but Indicated that no decided action would be taken by the American government until It was shown conclusively that the steamers Sussex and Klngliahihan were s,unk by submarines. Fifty Are Lost London, March 28,--British agents of tho comimny which operated the steamship Susaex said today that tUe total of casualties wivs oot expeoted to exceed fifty.  - - < � berta district's bonds, which were for |2i)n0, while tho draft called for $3150* and that these bonds were not valid owing to their not having been drawa properly, nor countersigned by the local government board of Saskatchewan. Correspondence was produced to Khow that Carrothers Itnow tho bonds were not valid. The case was enlarged for a week. The Birdsoyo school district Is In tho Cardston rid-/ Ing. The defendant firm recently handled $100,000 of Lethbrldge troaa-ury notes. / Home Guard Liberty vs Kultur, which will win? Can you let these words � stare you In the face much longer without realizing that It is your duty now to do youir bit In thl�i stupendous struggle, byj enHstlng In the overseas forces or the Lettj- i| bridge homv guard, whlcR make* ^ It possible for any maiiiwlthln tho confines of the city t