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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MARCH .30, 1916 NUMBER 93 HREATEN A RAILWAY STRIKE NU.S. Demands 400,000 Men or Better Conditions Presented-Expect to be Refused 'Honest Andrew'' Broder, Staunch Conservative, Demands an Investigation of Shell Order Grafts Xcw York, March oO.- UoinnndH of nearly dOO.OOO locomotive enKlnocru, firemen niici trainnieu were ureaeiitcd to tliu general nninagers of all rall-roiul companies involved at their lienrtfiUBrters In dllTerenl parts oV llio understood lhal the railroads already have made ready a tentative answer wlii( h amounts to condftional refusal thai leaves the way open for further ncgo (.latlons. The demands of the men went to the Wheeling and Ijalte lOrle railroad yesterday and the eight hour day proposal was refiisod. Many Roads Involved Chicago, Marcli :'.0.-Demands presented toda.v by representatives of the' so called Big Four trainmen's unions involve one hundred and eight railway systems with 248,000 miles of i-ight-ot-way e.\clu.sivo of terniinals Bud yards. In the western territory tlioro are,100 railroads with 138,000 mileage; In the eastern territory fiO railways with 08,000 mileage, and in the southeastern territory 20 railways witli 47,000 mileage. Tells Premier Borden He Will Vote Against the Government if the Charges are Not Denied or Probed-Has Been Honest All His Life and Wants to Remain So GOVT. TO INVESTIGATE-SHI SAM TO RETURN Ottawa, March ;{0.-(Flash)-Premier Borden announced in Hie Common.s this afternoon that the government would create a royal commisHion of foui- members to investigate the Kyte (use charg�ja. The premier read a cablegram from Sir S:im Hughes, denying any improper connection with the contracts, demanding a judicial investigation and announcing his return by the next boat. lizes what is going on. He does not se(!in to know tlin situation. Tlu; \my pie know what is going on. These are not the days of tin; .Marlhorougli being understood to ho advocating 1 wars. The people of fanada are on govcniment action are W. V. .N'ickle. : trial for their honesty. 11. I!. lienneU, Hon. Andrew IJroder. j -j lold the iiremier it was no use Donald Sutherland, ('olonel John A. i a,^,j,ni,ling to tlu! imperial govern-Currie. flarence Janiieson, W. K. \ ,no,, ti,at they should ask tor an in- SIR SAM HUGHES Object of serious charges in House of Commons. WILL HAVE ROAO THR LAKES KILTIES TOTAL 150 STILL NEED ABOOTI Recruiting Efforts in Outalde Points Are Having Splendid Results-Many Coming ,Torics KiOK Over Traces Oliu^va, Marc'h 20. 'I'he parliMiu'jn-jtary correspondent of the Ottawa jlCyt^ning .lournal in an article dealing n-itli devclopr.ienis arising out of tSie Kyti! charg(!s in the Commons says: ".Many Conserva:;ve members on the hill are undcnibledly dei.ply imjiressed by the slutement maiie ijefore iiarlla-menl last night by Ci. W. Kyte. the Mheial member for Richmond. War contracts and shells and fuse profiteering, in v.hicli ,lohii Wesley Allison and others are alleged to have figur--'ed, and in wliicli the 'rake-olY' is asserted to have run into million, are something ought ;o lie douf to probi' the charges. ] "Amongst tlie names of Conservative Al. P.'s mentioned prominently as the __\ MucLean and W. B. Xorthrup. Other names are mentioned but not so pro-raiuenlly. However. It is said that there are 20 Ontario Conservatives alone who would prefer action. vestigation. They can't ask the Canadian government ror an investigation. We arc the people to deal with i this.' Mr. Broder made this possible ' I illuminating statement: 'I warned Sam the cause. The government has been , He is one of the pldest and ablest "Hon. Andrew Broder was very i Hughes when the war began.' The frank in discussing liis point of view, possible significance of It is that -Mr. HON. ANDREW BRODER Who demands probe of the shell order grafts. i ' J so far averse to the species of inves-J ; tigatioii proposed by the Liberals, but jsome iiiemliors of the party think MANY SHIPS SUNK WITHOUT PROPER, I'rovincial and Dominion (Jovts. to Make Improvements on Road to Waterton If you should desire, when the dog > ** > .;. .. .;, ... .., ... .j, work. The strike will interfere ser-iotisly with transatlantic shipping. unconstitutional and called on the men to return to work. The council points out that the strike is in contravention of the muiiitlonB of war act, and warns the men they are .iustraent with the C. P. It. will depend | liable to fines which may be deducted the action in many similar appeals. from their earnings. GOVT. PLANS NEW TRUNK ROADS THROUGHOUT SOUTH ALBERTA With Letlibridge already the centre of a trunk highway system, one branch of which is the international highway between Montana and Alberta, and another branch the trnns-continental highway through Medicine Hat, this city will soon be thu converging point of a net of highways which will' connect with every part of Southern Alberta, with outlets to Sir Sam Must Explain or Get Out, Say Conservatives Winnipeg, March 30.-Tlio Ottawa correspondent of the Winnipeg Telegram wires today in regard to the political sitiuuion In part as I'ollows; "There is no crisis, no bitter recriminations, no tear expressed that government prestigo has or will suffer, but there Is a quiet determination of government members that the ubHontoe minister shall give an explanation or get out of the cabinet and parly. "It is admitted that Gon. Hughes' position In the Conservative imrty is seriously Impaired. It ho had re-nminod in Canada and n^ol gone to KiU'opo under fii'o, ho would have hud support of his party if^l roasonablo oxpliinatlon had been given. 1I1� du-liurturii and Allison's refusal to come to Canada Imvo angered Consej'valive membora. "There never has been a parly In Ottawa with sucu an iiulependont spirit as the proseni Conservative parly. "Sir .lames Whitnoy set a new Btmidard of pollticuil morality in Ontario and most of tho Conservative members trom that province aro of the Whitnoy school. Thoy demand hoiiesty and courage in their leadors, but l-lughes' dlsappoarunce at such an inopportune time has produced u strong fooling against iilm. "For the present 1 trust the prime minister," was the comment of R. B. Uennett of Calgary, on tho situation. This was tho sontinioTiTt of all the Conservatives. It Is a groat trllmte to Sir Itobort Borden-the confideuco illsplayod by his followers in his (iblllty and honesty. A catK^us was called for j\loiulay." , , Saskatchewan, Montana and Uritish i This year the amount is cut to ?300,-Columbia. Tho framework of tho 000 as a saving measure. It is the systpm lias now been laid out, mudi aim of tho road ' dopartmont in this of the work Is already done or under district to go over the roads already constructio*!, and each year sees an constructed, re-grndo where neces- apprecluble extension of the plan. K. Ainsworth, inspector of roads for tho provincial ridings oL Lethbridge, Tabor, Warner and .Cardston, no difficulty is anticipated in getting the battery filled up in two weeks or less. NS HAV TTUE London, March 30.-Complete suspension of telegraphic communication between Holland and England Is reported by the Rotterdam correspondent of the Copenhagen Politlken, whose dispatch is forwarded from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telegraph Company It is rumored the cable has been cut by Germans, correspondent says. No press dispatches have been received here from Holland since Tuesday. : :� .> :. �: sary, fill the low places which have developed and put in tlie necessary culverts to carry off tho water. What money is left will be spent on tho ex- is busy these days mapping out his 1 tension of trunk roads and on side program for the coming summer. On Tuesday he held a conference here of the road foremen of his district, whicii was attendod by A. MicliPlsoii, StlrlinK; R. W. Oliver, Warner; F. Leffiugwoll, Milk River; J. Powolson, Raymond; A. Hendry, Cardston; J. It. Hatfield, Taylorville; T. W. Crofts, Commerce; Lloyd Cook and J. li. Conklln, Taher, and Chas. Green, Turin. A'arious phases and experiences of road constructton were dealt with, tho summer's program discussed and plans for the oconon^lcal uso of tho money appropriated completed. Last year $500,000 was appropriated tor the work In the province. roads. (CONTtXUEl) on- PauE 0) HUNS RECALLED TO THEIR SHIPS London, March 30.-A Central iS'ewB dispatch trom Geneva says German naval ' officers holding temporary commands in tho land forces are understood to have been recalled to their ships. .;. ? : trains at Amherst, Ohio, attention today was focused upon several investigations tliat were put under way by federal, state and railway a,uthorlties, to determine reBponsibillty for the wreck. Represputatlves of tho Inters ^tate commerce liommisaion, utilities commission of Ohio, and various department headf of the New York Central wre conducting Inveatlgat-. ions in Cleveland and at other points in the vicinity of the wreck. �Coroner )Charles Garvey, of Lorain county,' planned to begin an inquest at Klyrla into the death of the wreck victims and the causes leading thereto. The question as to whether the so-called "Death coach" on train No. 8(i. was of modern steel construction, as claimed by the New York Central officials, or was mainly ot wood construction, promised to be an important teattiro ot tho probe. Railroad ofilclals loday were still divided in tho opinion us to whether tho blame should bo placed upon the towerman, who, it Is alleged by some officials, was asleep and failed to give the proper signal, or upon tho engineer, who, they say, it may he shown, either failed to see the signal or e.v. exceedod his orders. Of more than forty persons injured in the wreck, several were said to bo In a precarious condition early today and more fatalities were feared. Railroad officials say that only 27 bodies' have been recovered and that they regard is as iiupossiblo that more bodies are in the ruins. Unofficial, but what whs regorded as reliable reports, placed tho number of dead at 30. MARKETS May wheat ................. 112% July wheat ................. 113% May oats ................... 42=>4 May flax ................|.,., 196' WEA'riIER Hiah....................... 32 Low . , ,..................... 12 , ,^^oreca8t; Fine and 'comparatively IS to Last for Many Weeks lai Paso, Texas, .March 30.-Brig.-Gen. Pershing has projected a long and relentless campaign in search of Francisco Villa, a chase that may last for many weel'ts before the fleeing bandit is run to earth. This information was learned here loday from military men who made no secret ot their belief that Villa has slipped through the cordon of Car-ranna forces and American troops. Mexican officials said today they had no news us to Villa's whereabouts, but that troops of the defacto government were aiding United States soldiers in trying to round up the brigand. The last Information was that Villa was moving through tho Santa Maria valley. Once among his peon frlenils, who jvould give Americans misloadiiig information regarding his whereabouts, Villa might escape detection I'o.- a long time. Rancliers from (Chihuahua district said thai when It became known thai there was a price upon Villa's head, dead or alive, iho bandit would bo in constant danger of betrayal. Whether United Stales troops have made it known that tiiore Is a reward for Villa has boon learned here, but it la assumed that word has beijn apread about among tho peon population as the American soldiers move from place to place. Uovliig bands Of Villa aro reported everywhere In the region ot Santa Maria,valley, biit apparently the United States flying col-umna have not conio in contact with them, SAYS LORO DERBY'S SMEA London, .March 30.- Sir Edward Carson, former attorney-general in tho House ot Commons last night said Lord Derby's aclioine was a mlBtaUe. liefore very long clrcunistanoes would, compol a resort to general compui-' sory service as the only way to bring about equality or justice to all olns. sec. The present piecemeal mcithod taction of the married men. Sir ISdward wartied the goyeni-ment tliat the public were taking -up the queatlon and would not ncoept tho prdsent situation. BRITISH STEAMER'SUNK London, March 30.-Tho British steamer Diadem, has bcfiiii: sunk, i ' i ,> 72 19 19373979 ;