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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLl'MK XI. LRTHBIUDCB. ALIMWA. TIHMSDAY. MAItCII 28, 101K NUMBER Ot LEGISLATURE HAS Soldiers' Representatives Vote With Govt.-Mrs. McKin-ney Votes Against-Gets Third Reading OPPOSITION HAVE AMENDMENT BUT IT IS VOTED DOWN E TO ENG.TELLSTRUTH * * o * o * * 4 4 BOMBARD DUNKIRK BRITISH TAKE PRISONERS IN COUNTER ATTACK -j-- ' ...___................-�_ ... _____________ . _________.. - .......______________________________........ _.. : .. i i � British in Fine Counter-Attack; Take Prisoners; French in Heavy Fighting fSOeclal to tho Herald) Edmonton, Alta., March'27.-After a motion to recommit tho bill, had been rejocted by 30' to 13, tho representatives of the overseas soldiers voting with the government, tho supplementary revenue tax ac(, necessitated by tho contribution of |800,000 to j tho Patriotic Fund,*was read a third jtlmo nnd pa&sod in the legislature Wednesday afternoon. On the third reading belng\formally moved 1)y Hon. C. H. Mitchell; George Hoadley. loader of the opposition;' pro posed, seconded by A. F. Kwlng that the bill be ro-comniltted to the committee of the wholo house, for the pur pose, of considering tho following amendments thereto. (1) By adding to the title of the �ald bill tho words "For patriotic purposes." . (2) By adding to section !i thereof the following words, "But such proceeds shall-be deemed to be-raised exclusively for patriotic and relief pur-pTJsW arising out of the existing state of-way,'and  the Lieut. Governor-ln-council-may upon the recommendation of tho treasury board authorize tho expenditure of such monies In grants to the Canadian Patriotic fund pr tb the furthering of any plans or schemes �which' may herflaftejr.,be derived to give} assistance toreturned fco)dJiot"2r,- There'Vwas no discussion on the amendment and tho house divided with" the following result: i For-Davla, Ewing, Hdadley, Crawford, Stanley, Kemmis, Barker, Wilson liundy, Gllmour, Cunningham, Mrs. McKinncy,sWolr.-13. Against-Boyle,  Garlepy, Stowart, Mitchell, McLean, - Smith, MacKay, Lessard/ Boudreau, Leffingwell;, Woolf, Plngle, McColl, Turgoon, Eaton, Tobin/ Montgomery, McDonald, Mc-Naughton, McCallum, Ebbett,- Morke-berg, Skeldlng, Atkins, Ra6. State, Prudden,' Miss MacAdams, -.. Pearson, Robs.-30. Committee of Supply When tho house was In committee of supply the opposition by Mr. Swing and Mr, Hoadley criticized the creation of a sub-judicial district at Camrose, and principally in connection with the payment "of five months salary beforo provision was made for the work of tho "district. It was contended that thero was no justification for such "proceeding. Mr.. Mitchell said that the creation ot thls^sub-district was preliminary to * the �re-adjustment of the judicial districts of the province. Hat Court House' Capt. Pinglo, Redcllfte, called attention to the location of tho court , house in Medlcirio Hat, and to the Inconvenience of It through its proximity to' the rqllway, a matter which he said was complained of by lawyers, and'.everyono . having to - transact therq. He djd not want the government at the present time to incur, tho expenditure ot erecting a building, but a placo could bo rented that*would be more suitably situated for the administration of justice. Hod.' C. It. Mitchell said he was well aware ot tho unsuitablllty of the,location of the court houso\at Medicine .'llat, and would: again-call the attention of the. minister, ot public works , to the subject. f Consolidate Statute* Mr. Ewlng, raised the question ot the consolidation ot the statutes and impressed tho inconvonlence the public und the lawyers, were experiencing : through no steps having been - taken In this diroction as had been promised, i Hon. A,; G.'.MacKay said" that they - should-begin with the ordinances of 1905. AH the ordinances ana-statutes could' be. consolidated into two volumes, and it was not to the credit of tho government that it had not bMn done.- :�� � �' James Weir, � moving the adjournment of the house called attention to The few meetings of the public � accounts that had'been held during the session.. .. \ �.: . :;* .This'was one of the most Important committees of the legislature, ' the public were Interested, in how their money was .TJeln'g expended, and it was- only through this committee they eould get-theMnformatlon. \ - "1 urn not saying," stated the mem-� heritor Nunton. t'that there is anything it Is necessary to hide but this committee should meet more frequently, -In- other- provinces the - government'so provides that the' committee can'meet, every morning' of the session 'so that:the',public accounts can he given to the public, and the public mayTknow .something of what they have] tp pay'"' ; 1 D. H. ELTON Who after six years' service has re-signed the post of Pollco Magistrate hero. Fastens Guilt of Starting War on His Own Government By Undeniable Evidence In His Memorial DOCUMENTS ARE A SEVERE INDICTMENT OF KAISER'S GOVT. D H. ELTON HAS Will Confine Attention to Law Practice-Successor Not .- Named' Paris, March 28.-Reports reached Paris to'lay to the r.l-fuel that "{ho ch: im-1 port of Dunkirk which ha" h'>i-n bombarded Intermittently by the Hermans with lon� i singe cannon has been un'lw fire again for several days. The number placed as high material damage been severe. victims is �'), and tli(! tld to have Police Magistrate David H. Elton has resigned and his'resignation has been accepted by. the department to ,take effect on April-1st. The an-aountamfnt\$ae 'made this moirning. ^Iter-m'toe'tha'p, six years Police- Magistrate Elton has"dispensed justice in the city police court, and for one .year, 1� ithe police court: established at A. P. P,_ headquarters' oji the,organisation of that ;fprcO; liior.e than a year ago. .This. Is by' tar- the^ongest'-terhi for fw>l$fraW.SiT maif has eveV held this important'post, and during that time he Has given his decision ion hundreds of cases. Despite the'very'large number of cases on 'which he has been called' to adjudicate in'that long per: fbd, Mr.#Elton can'" point tb the fact that less than ten appeals' have been made from his judgments which have resulted In reversal-of judgment. Reasons For Resigning' Mr. Elton advances two reasons for his resignation; One is that the volume of work of the post will be vert greatly increased" by a decision to saddle police magistrate's and justices of the peace with civil jurisdiction and small debt procedure up to $50.' The other reason Is "that, by the laws ot the province, police magistrates, their partners -and clerks, are prohibited from taking any criminal work of any nature anywhere In the province of Alberta. This has been a great handicap .restricting Mr, Elton's private practice to cases of a purely civil nature, resulting in losses to him much larger than the salary of the magistracy. In giving up his post therefore Magistrate Elton will be in a position to take greater care-of his increasing practice'and also to branch out into the~ wider field. That his- services during his six years of office have been. appreciated Is shown by tho following eulogistic letter rfce^ed by him from the department: Dear Mr. Elton: ' I am very sorry indeed .to. learn of your desire to resign as Police Magistrate oh .the 1st of April,next, and regret thatilt is. not possiblo for you to, reconsider'this. Your conduct as Magistrate! has been above > reproach, and so far as this Department'is concerned no criticism can be made, on the contrary I the former ones. This is the gcnersj^bpihioii In political circles and Is. based, on the tarpedolmf ^lf the ArgentinT6*"�teamer Ministro Irrlenrfo in the -Medltercancan Jan, 26> "��'The' thief enarfne^f-.ot the steamer ;whp arrived here this week,has made public a statement he gave to the Ar-kfeentine embassy in -Madrid, showing that the vessel was torpedoed. He says that he gave two pieces of the torpedot'to the captain" of the French cruiser, which picked up survivors from the steamer. The Argentine ambassador at Madrid has been called home and is expected to arrive this week. It is believed It is 'In connection with the attack an the Ministro Irriendo. . / , It Is - believed that if it is shown the steamer was torpedoed the government will have little choice hut to break off diplomatic relations in view of past exchanges of submarine warfare. The crisis Is expected to reach a climax immediately after the Easter holidays. FOR JERSEY FIRE EonrMen Are Under Arrest- 'I One Makeg.a Con* fession BRITISH LOSS OF GUNS TOTALS 600 SAYS WAR OFFICE London, March 28.-England, In considering her lossos In' the fighting in France, .must- ta&e. into consideration the "asunl German exaggeration," Major General F. B. Maurice, chief director of military operations at^the War Office said today. "In the past," he declared, "the Germans have usually given the captures of prisoners and gnns In round numbers not as actually counted, but as anticipated from the general situation. It Is reasonable to assume, that the same thing is being done now. * . Loss of Guns "Our total loss of guns, either from falling into the hands of the enemy or being knocked out, is about six hundred, according to our best information. This compares with tho German claim of 950. "Probably the same ratio holds good regarding German claims of prisoners and it must be remembered that the German count of prisoners include masV ot our wounded whom we were unable to take- with us. "We have lost probably about one hundred tanks,; which we used extensively In the counter attacks." /' General Maurice said-the War Office was giving out the news as quickly and., as^falthfiilly as it wasj-eceiv-ed and he urged, the public to be pat-lent.. . . .v ' Whole Allied Line js Holding Firm in Spite of Repeated As-> saults of Germans-Taking of Albert Has Not Discour-agecTthe Galjant Defenders-Advantage to Aliies ; London, March 28. - French -troops this morning counter-attacked with great dash and drove back the enemy on a front of 10 kilometres to a.depth of three kil-ometrls southward of Noyon. Berlin, Mar. 28.-Troops of the German Crown Prince having penetrated 1;o a depth ot sixty kilometres (37 miles) from St. Qnentin, across the Somme, hare capturedi Mont DIdler, says today's official report. T Request From Overseas Authorities Will Be Filled at Once Official Returns of all Totes Shows Union Candidate Has Huge Majority Jersey City, N. J., Mar. 28.-Four men' are under arrest in connection with* the. fire Tuesday which destroyed! the,',Jarvls warehouse with a loss estimated at approximately $2,000,000. The first to be taken into custody was Jacob Altinan, employed in the warehouse, who is said to have confessed that he threw a lighted cigarette on the floor of the shed. Although Alt-man was born in this country ,hls father was a German. ' \ � ' .'The other men arrested were Robert M. Jarvis, president "of the warehouse company; Wm. E. Wilson, superintendent of the warehouse, and Bid ward. P. Floyd-Jones, secretary of trado pth* v Rlcker company, New York, ''which Is said to have owned the pot-agh which exploded. They are charged'with violating the laws regulating the manufacture, storage and sale of explosives. CONFIRM REPORT The figures for the Dominion. election In the Lethbrldge riding have' been "received by Deputy Returning Officer Davidson from W. F. O'Connor, returning officer for the Dominion, and show that the majority ot W. A. Buchanan totalled 2634, which was more by 166 than L. L. Pack^s total vote, the opposition candidate therefore lbslng his.$200 deposit by that margin. Following are the official figures: . Under Part III., Dominion Election Act (Home. Vote) ........ Under Part IV., Dominion Election Act Within N. America ... Within United Kingdom On continent of Europe Total vote Ijanan. Pack. .4175.. 2403 ' �� 7.7 ' 12 379 10 67.1 ,; 43 . 5302 2468 WEATHER High Low ..;..' menta. ,/ J - haTrie. latest war bulletins report Austro-Gsrmans to be 'Within, forty miles of YeKaterlnoslav, a com-ms,rcj�( and Industrial town about fl^mjloe northeast of Odessa. - Drastic Regulations Ate" Put in Effect Goverriifig Eating in Public Places Ottawa,', Mari'27.-A! radical change in restaurant ^regulations has,been ordered by the Canada Food Board and except for certain clauses, goes into force at one* 'These regulations contain many additional clauses'and are more drastic, than anything of the kind known ;In Canada heretofore, They apply to, public eating places ot all kinds, including hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, clubs, dining cars and steamships or any-place wherever meals or refreshments to the number of 24 or more per' day are sold or served1 to persona'other 'than members'of the family or-household of the proprietor. i I' > After" these' regulations ha'�e. become familiar-tothe public as applied to public eating placee,'/it Jis the Intention of the board to have similar regulations, insofar as they are applicable, put intoy effect for private hbiiseholders. ��� 5 ��� The board also give^f notice that on and after June 1, 1018 no person shall operate a' public, eatlikg -place without ;hav,Jag-flr6t, obtajned a li- cense from the Canada Food Board. These regulations do .hot apply to military,'lumber, logging,,mining, construction and fish curing camps and hospitals. ''. * The Regulations The following is a detailed sura mary of the : most important of the new. regulations: . ' Beef and vealmay be served at ev enlpg meal only, n No beef and veal may he served on Wednesday or Friday.. Pork" may be served, at noon meal only on Sunday, Tuesday), Thursday and on Monday and Saturday.; pork may not be served op. Wednesday or Friday at any meal. - No whoat. or wheat produots. shall be served at the midday, meal. Substitutes shall. be served whenever white bread Is served. No public eating house shall serve more than one ounce 'of?,wheat, bread, or any product made wholly f or in part ot- wheaten flour, between .the hqurs, of 5.30 a.m. aiyd >10va:m;';,,ljL.aQ (CONTINUED ON:PAQB;8lX>, London. March 28.-Prisoners and machine guns have been captured by' the British, the War Office ann(^ices. The fighting continues fiercely on both banks of the Somme. VIOLENT FIGHTING Paris, March 28.-Fighting was continued with violence yesterday evening - and last night on tho battlefront the War Office announced today. HAND-TO-HAND Paris, March 28.-Blocked on the Lassigny *nd Noyon fronts nnd on the left bank: of the Olse, the Germans last night threw forward important forces In the region of Mont Didier, the War Office announced today. Here-the fighting rapidly took on extraordinary ferocity. j - French regiments fought hand-to-hand with the enemy and . inflicted heavy losses. Finally the French fell back to the'heights immediately to the west ot Mont Didier. British Army Headquarters in France, March 28.-News recelv-cd from the extreme right wins' la that the allies are holding well. FRENCH OFFICIAL ' -Paris, March 28.-The French official statement reads:. "The battle was fought with sustained violence: yesterday. evening $n'd last night , The Germans, blocked by the valiant French troops , and cruelly punished before tpe Lassigny and Noyon fronts and. the left bank of the Olse River, .. concentrated all their efforts ;on the-French"left, and thr�fcrT�r>.:-wardimportant forces in the reg-' ion of Mont Didier. | "At this point the engagement soon developed 'an unheard of ferocity. French regiments fighting hand-to-hand inflicted. heavy losses upon their assailants and ' did not falter. Finally they withdrew In good order to the heights immediately to the west of Mont Didier. "There has. been intermittent cannonading on the remainder of the front," .' ., . STANDING 'ptltM London, Mar. 27.-The British front Is standing firm along; the whole line, whlcku appears to be the strongest it haa occupied since the battle began, says Renter's correspondent with'the British headquarters In France. Even, at points where the line, is not strong, the correspondent adds, it -is being held in a very orderly manner alike of men and guns, -and, nowhere is showing, sv signs of enforced retirement. The enemy, says the corres-' pondent, attacked at various , points today, nut from all reports these have made no progress, , �- British airmen,report the whole enemy front areas to be black, with troops.  This morning the jinmay opened- ' a heavy bombardment on -the  British defenses ..east of Arras. An attack Is developing In this - section; Repeated atttacks we're made by the enemy along the -valley of the Somme, In the neighborhood' of Beaumont-Hamel, Pulsleux and Moyennevtlle. They were repulsed. ' ' OFFICIAL REPORT V; London, March 28.-The official statement .follows: "Severe , fighting took place again yester- 1 day evening,and during the night , astride the Somme and northward from Albert to Boyollea. Repeated attacks were made by the enemy along the valley of � the - Somme and In the neighborhood of Beau-montoHamel, Prulsleux and Moy-enneyllle. They: were repulsed/ We. captured a number ot.prisoners and a number Ot 'machine guns. 'The fighting is continuing fler-^ celyon both banks of the Somme. "This morning the enemy open-, ed a heavy bombardment, of our defenses east of Arras and an attack is developing in this sector.",! .tn:. The reference in the official-British , -statement to an attack east ot Arras -evidently means that the QermanB-'; have widened their battle front and* are, delivering a new stroke on- the" i, � north. TheJ�ttle was begun .-last! week on a front extending as tar north' ~>, , , which with the^battle line Is almpet: ; due east of Arras. No fighting north ; of the river haa.been reported.' ' j- The .attacks which are' developing , '' today,may DOBirk the beginning ofjtheif second phase of the battle.*-. German!/ , military writers in the last few/days} have been hinting that Burprlses,-#eiff^�i,, In? store for the British. and'there'J>WfV |. been > much discussion of, the); poss(blH ity of a German drive, tor' she1 cosit.^B'' with the channel ports ot Oaj^|dtM ;nunklrk;as:,theiobJ|eptlvai,'*^;f 'ij^, ......,...........:A.*i*+^4m�m 42 ?5394201 ;