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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1916 NUMBER 94 NOT SAT o- Germans Attack on Ttiree Sides, Forcing a Retirement From Village \ --' Paris, March 31.-The Ger-� mans delivered a fierce night at-tactc on three sides of the village of Malancourt, says the French official statement issued this morning and the French retired fronK the village proper, which was in ruins, but were able to hold on to tht outskirts. Fierce infantry fighting lasted for the entire night before the French withdrew from an untenable position in the village of IVlaiancourt the official statement adds. The Germans again tried to carry by assault the position which the French had won bacl' Greek island of Corfu of an clftborto oganlzatlon '.or providing Information and HiiiipUoB for suhmar^neH ia reiiort-ed In a Rome dlapatch to the Journal. About 10 porBons, InclutUng llii! keeper of one of the principal hotels, Iiave l)een arrested and removed to France. ARRESTED IH Husband of Fainoufi Singer and others Accused of Plot Against Welland Canal Premier Borden Announces Commission to Probe Shell Orders, But Liberals Refuse to Accept it SIR WM. MEREDITH AND MR. JUSTICE DUFF ARE NAMED Leader ol' the OiipoHitioii In the House of (!onimons. who lias rot\ised to accept nietliod of investigating the Bhell contracts iiroposed by Premier Horden. and who says that the only proper court of investigation l� parliament itself. F RIAL wmm TO SUMMER Winnipeg, March 31.-Granting an application of the crown, Mr. Justice Prendergast in the assizes court today postponed ths trial of the ex-mlnlstere in the parliament building oase from "the presJ ent assizes to the summer. He declared the charges against Sir Rodmond Roblln, George H. Cold-well and James H. Howden should be placed on the list to come up on the first day of the summer assizes, which will open In the last week in May. :d d NE PROBE ROVES ABORTIVE Washington, March 31.- The dopartmont of justice officials an- i nouneed today that two alleged ' conspirators with Capt. Hans Tau- i BCher in the plot- to blow up the j Welland canal, wera under arrest |)o shortly after the ship passed Sandy , Hook last night ,bound from New i would support York for Vladivostock, with a cargo � aniended. ot munitions and war materials. Schul- | Ottawa. .March 30. -The government will ci-eato a royal (iiinmiHsion lo investigaic the.Kytc lusu i barges. .�Vniiouncenient to tliis etfect wns made in the House ot Commons by tho prime minister this afternoon. Sir William Merodllh. chief justice of the supreme court ot Ontario, and Mr. .lustico Duff, of the supreme court of Canada, will bo two of the commissioners. A third commissioner is yet to bo nauKid by tho government, and a fourtli by Sir Wilfrid Laurler. The scope of the commission will bo restricted to the fuse contracts on-tei'ed into bolwoon the old shell committee, the International Fuse company, and tho American Ammunition company. These aro the concerns with which Mr. Ivyte alleged Colonel .1. Wesley Allison was connected. I Sir Robert Borden also announced I that at his request Sir Sahi Iluglies Is ! coming back to . Canada to, tell the I commission what he knows about the fuse contracts in question. Yesterday the iirime minister cabled Sir Sam Hughes a summary of the charges made In the house by Mr. Kyte. He announced that he had received the following reply from tjie minister ot militia: "Please state to tho house in my behalf that 1 have no improper connection with the contract referred to or any other contracts. It any suggestion to the contrary is made I respectfully demand a full .investigation by a judicial tribunal presided'iqver by Sir Charles Davidson. I shall re turn by tlie next boat." Not Satisfactory Sir Wilfrid said tho jiroposal was not satisfactory in its present form. The proposal, ho said, was absolutely-unacceptable. If there was to be an inquiry, he said, it should be made in this high court ot parliament. Sir Robert Borden replied that he did not think any proposal would satisfy the opposition, but he Ijclieved it would satisfy the people. After oullining his reasons tor having refused heretofore to consent to an inquiry into the old shell committee. Sir Robert said: "If a raomber of this house desires  to make a cluirge against any member of the government or any member of the house, the proper course is (or him to rise in his place, tnake a personal statement on his responsibility as a member of the house, and conclude the statement with a charge. "This has not been done and thus the course whicli 1 am about to announce is. strictly speaking, not demanded by any action which honorable gentlemen opposite have taken. Not one ot them has risen in his place and taken the responsibility ot making a charge in the sense above set forth. "The honorable member for Richmond. N. S., however, made statements late on Tuesday evening as to the connection of the minister of militia with contracts entered into by the shell comritittee, and as to enormousl t�roflts or' commissions arising out'of* (Continued on- Page 3) ERAL NNET IT ON PROHIBITION Favor Stronger Resolution for Dominion-Wide Law, But Vote For Amendment WON RES Ottawa, -March 29.-In the house yesterday Hon. George Graham rose to say that had he been present - in the house on Alonday when tho vote was taken he would have voted against tiie amendment moved by the member for Calgary, as it would have been his desire to support -Mr. Stevens' resolution favoring Dominion-wide prolilbilioii. As the matter now stands, however, no opportunity being afforded to vote for.Mr. Stevens' resolution in its origiiVal form, he it as it had been City Already Reached Limit of Borrowing Power and, Can Do No More Work W. A. Buchanan, of Medicine Hat, e^who'\7a7a"B^owluva>^^Hl^tllBTw^^^^ ''^ iiad been unable to less out of operation, locked the capt- ' P"!- liimself on record ui favor ot na-was 2,4 years old, determined to end J ain In his room nil night, and search- clonal prohibition, he would give his his uncomfortable existence. An in-1 ed his papers ana the ship's sate. Tho man is under arrest here, having boon landed this afternoon. quest at Neville returned n verdict ot suicide. MANY IMPORTANT MATTERS ARE DISCUSSED AT BOARD OF TRADE vote In stip.iiort of what - tho government proposed. Several other Idboral members did likewise...... GERMAN PROFESSOR DEPARTS London, .March 29.---Prof. Ludwlg Becker, a native of Gerinaity, has,- at the desire of Thomas McKlnnon Wood, secretary tor Scotland, withdrawn trom tho chair of astronomy in the LJnlverslty of Glasgow. Con-slderablo fooling has been aroused 'oy Prof. Rocker's contliuiod occupation of tho chair ' SAY FRENCH BEATEN Berlin, via London, March 30.-Tho I'opulse of repeated attacks by the French in elt'orts to capture the post-lions they had lost in tho wood northwest of x\voncourt, la announced today by the Gornnin army hpadquar-lors HlHlY. J''armers in this district can obtain farm labor if they will make appUoa-, tiou to |jieut.-Col. Pryce-Jones, commanding the il3th Highlanders. l'"'arm labor was one of several important matters �ipon which there was a livo discussion at a well-attended meeting of tho Lothbrklge Board of Trade yesterday. Tho Lleut.-Col. was jn'osont at tho meeting and outlined the mtithod of procoduro tho farmers .should follow in securing the services of soldiers for farm work. Briefly stat-oil it is simply this, that a farmer requiring assistance should make application to tho Llout.-Col. in person, and suitable mon who have offered can have thirty days' furlough granted. Tho Lleut.-Col. slated that up to today forty applications had been received from soldiers in tlie local battalion, and had been forwarded to headquarters, .none having been turned down. If the farmers will therefore get busy and make application at once a number of suitable mon can yet be sectir-ed. A resoluiion prepared by S. S. Dunham oxprossihg tho hope that the ot-forts being made by tho Pominloii coutiQuous work throughout tlie sum-mbt" in � summer fallow ing operations, and that this Board ot Trade agree to collaborate with the military authorities In their efforts to aid tho agricultural situation was laid on the table for consideration at tho next meeting. in this connection information was received trom Ottawa to the effect that Coutts and Klngsgate were added to the list.ot ports of entry for the labor the Dominion government is en-doavorlng to secure in the United State's.. This came as the result ot a suggestion from President Marnoch. Another resolution was passed, urging Ibe Dominion government to give tho question of emigration after the war their earnest attention. President Marnoch stated that he had sent ii government to secure laboi>,from. United Stages may be wisely dirsc tu the end that such, labor may find MARKETS May Wheat................ 1131^8 July Wheat................ IH'/a May Oats................... W/^ May Flax................. 198 WEATHER H'sh........................ ei .Low-, ..�................ 25^ ,' FortcaW; Fair and mllU. letter tho attention ot-the department ot trade ; -.d commerce tho fact that after July 1st tho largo building owned by the Lothbrldge Browing and Malting company would be Idle, and enqutrlngf as to whether the building could bo used for manufacturing denatured alcohol, thereby also stltnulating the growing of potatoes. There was ano.ther animated discussion on the internal olovutor qt^estion, caused by tho tact that the farmers in the Macleod and Aldersydd brau-choB being compelled to send tholr grain by way ot tho Calgary elevator. The board were disappointed that having asked tor assistance along this particular lino, business was being taken from this city through this slat,) ot affairs, as well ns it costing the farmer nddltlonal lo market his crop. 1-ORB ot, business to this city was bn-Ing tolt by train crews, banks, and trade in general.; A strong resolution on tlie matter was presented,' tu bo UoltJ over-until tho next mooting. A letter was received from the irrigation branch at Ottawa, saying that sinqe the farmers of the Barons district had decided against introducing Irrigation into their locality, it was useless to coiitlnue tho work of sur-'vayjne l,n this dtijtrlct. Fernio, March 30.-(Special to the Herald)-At tho evonln'g session of tho county court hero last night, ijie evidence ot Dr. John Nay regarding tile probable cause of tho symptoms resulting from the inmates ot the Warduer Hotel dnnUiiig cort'eo alleged to huvo contained arsenic, the case ot Sam Ling, the Chinaman accused of putting ihi' poi.soii in tlio coffee, was continued to April 12th, in order that tho court could take under considoru-lion tho admissablllty in evidence of a slalemont alleged lo have been made by (lie accused after his arrest. Some doubt arose as to whether the warning given 111 such cases had been understood by tho Chinaman. James Blakemoro and Charles Saunders, sent up for alleged robbery; elected for speedy trial by tho judge and the trial will como up at the conclusloiv ot the poisoning case on the 12tli of April. PLEBISCITE ON WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE Vancouver, March 2&,-The provincial government wlir submit a plebiscite on woman-sutfrage at the coming summer election, When the court of revision gets through with the 1916 assessment, that document will look like it had' come through a gas attack. One million dollars, in round numbers,' will bo lopped off by- the court, leaving the ussossinent taxable for all purposes a littlo over $12,000,000 as against about $1,"),000,000 last year. The axe used in the downward revision was presented by the C. P. R. through Solicitor McCaig, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. McCaig did not mince matters. He told tho court that the assessment on much ot the company's property was too high, and It a reduction was not made, the company would take tho case into court. The famous Calgary assessment trials would be used as a basis for the attack on the Lethbridge roll. Considering discretion the better part ot valor, the council yesterday wired the C. P. R. asldng if Ihey would accept a general 10 per cent reduction in assessment. This, morning a wire was received saying Ihe company was willing. As It is considered that the city has a very equitable assessment this year, Ihe relative value ot property in various parts ot the city having iieon carefully fixed tho court of revision has about come to the conclusion that tho only thing to do is to makij a general ton per cent reduction on the land values, leaving buildings (CoNTiNUiiD ON Page 3) ; CONGRESS HEADS : OISCOSSSITUATION Washington, March 31,-Chairman Stone of the senate foreign relations * committee and Clialrman I'^ood of- the house foreign affairs committee, went over the submarine 'sltuatloa fully with Secretary Lansing today at an early conference. The situation with Germany >was described officially as not.being "Irai Inout," iind it was said that the J.wo committee chairman had not oqme lo the state department by appointment, but had come separately s,?"'''>, lug loformatlon for guidance (orJ U'B | members ot Congress. ' ' ' 49 7 66511??2 92 6775 35 ;