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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta IVOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 15, NUMBER 131 CANADA'S NEW ALDERSHOT Row When Request Made That Vickers Case Go to Commission JCARVELL AND BORDEN SCRAP I Ottawa, May big row blow Klip in the House of Commons Satur- jjday afternoon when D. D. Mackenzie. Cape Breton, moved to have the i Smaller of the sale of small arms am- to Viekers Limited, through IjColonel J. Wesley Aiilaon, referred to Meredith-Duff commission, and it Ifwas explained that It had a ready been sent to the Davidson commission. Sir Sam Hughes, minister of militia, and P. B. Carvell, who had the from the Meredith-Duff commission, were in the house, and both made speeches which for vehemence have not been equalled in the house this session. ir Robert Borden and Mr. Carvell Jiad' a number of warm interchanges which -created considerable excite- ment in the house. The douate was without special interest until Sir Sam Hughes rose to reply to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and said that he thought lhat nossibly the opposition leader -would be in Quebec helping recruiting, where It, was not 'going well especially in the district which Sir Wilfrid represented in the house. Ho said that Col. Alli- son had once been a friend of Sir Wilfrid's, a statement which the op- {position leader denied. Turning to the auditor general, Sir Earn declared that Allison had more honor in linger than the auditor-general had in his whole body. Sir Sam said" that as long as he was minister of militia, anil he intended to be minister until he got out, no had nmmunitlon would be served out. Mr. Carvell, in his reply, declared that the Davidson commission was a farce, and. tiiat was" why.the minister of militia wanted the ammunition charges referred to that body. De- fending the auditor general, he said that the people were more anxious to keep Mr. Fraser in office than they were the minister of militia. The am- munition inquiry has, he said, Involved the character, of the minister of mi- litia. Sir San: broke in with the remark that he had never been caught per- sonating other people or taking docu- ments. Mr. Carvell said the .remark was insulting, and promised that the minister would got his answer in a few days. He added that he had en- gaged as his counsel in New York Mr. Travers Jerome, and two other pro- minent lawyers. When the report of the detectives furnished to Mr. Je- rome were published, the minister would not make any mora Insinua- tions. After Hon. C. J..Doherty and R.M. Jiacdonald had spoken the house di- vided on Mr. Mackenzie's motion, which was defeated by a vote of 40 to 17. In the course pf his remarks Mr. Carvell said lhat the sale of ammu- nition was most important not so much from the1 money standpoint, as for the principle involved. It was ab- surd to say that it should not be pro- perly, inquired into at tho time when every dirty trail leads to Allison. Per- sistent efforts of the government to shut out the light hears put what is being stated oil the street corners, that the minister of militia is still master of the administration. Who had.asked that this matter should bo referred to the Davidson commission? Certainly not the minister of justice or the minister of finance. In order to get n pretty good idea it was only necessary to read the telegram which the minister sent to the, prime minis- ter from England on March 31, ask- ing that the fuse" charges be investi- gated by the Davidson commission. "If the hon. gentleman suggests that it was the minister .of militia who asked that this matter be .referred to the Davidson, commission, ho Is stat- ing what is' not broko. in Sir Robert Boiden. "Ho was not. said Sir Robert, who added: "The matter Was decided at a meeting of the cabi- net which the minister of militia did not attend." Mr. Carvel! retorted that ho had less respect for the government than he did before. It did Sir Robert and his colleagues little credit to turn this matter over to a commission which has become and by- .word throughout Canada... "I wish to tell the prime he uilded, "tlmt if he thinks he can fool the people of Canada.by those (CONIIMBED OK PAOB This is one view of the new Horrlen concentration Camp at Angus, Pine -Plains, Ontario, purchased by General Sir Sam Huges, Minister of by. Col. Robert S. Low, the man who built Valcartlu.- Camp. ____ __ Germans Claim to Have Re- pulsed Attempts in North- ern Verdun Snow and Rain Both Fall in Many Parts of South Yery Welcome Berlin, by wireless to Sayvllle, May British have been attacking the German lines near Hulltich in Northern France in an effort to re- capture trenches recently taken by the German forces there, but all their ttempts have been repulsed, accord- ing lo today'3 statement by the war office. In the Verdun region the French failed In attacks near Deadman's hill, and near Caillette .wood. Bombardment .Continues May; near Avocourt -wood and Hill 304 in the Verdun -.sector, still continues, ac- cording to today's official statement. Calm is. reported on'the remainder, of the'-trout, Present Drums to Kilties in Interesting Ceremony Quite the most interesting military for a long timo was the presen- tation by the Alexander Gait Chapter, I.O.D.E., of the pipe drums for the pipe band of the Lethbrldge High- landers on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in front of the grand stand at the fair grounds. The whole bat- talion was marched out and formed In a hollow square with the pipe band in the centre and the drums In front of the drummers. The presentation was made by Mrs. G. W. Hoblnson, regent of Alexander Gall chapter, in a neat address. The youngest member of the pipe band then stepped forward and pre- sented Mrs. Robinson with a largo bouquefof red roses tied with the bat- talion colors, yellow, black and green, after which Lient.-Col. Pryce-Jones, ollicer commanding, thanked the mem- jhera of the order for their interest in the Highlanders. The ther. jdid the march past with Mrs. Rpbln- son and a number of the other officers of the Alexander GalJ. chapter taking j Hie salute at the saluting base. j drums presented were- engray ed as follows; "This drum was Alexander Gait Chapter, Imperial Or- dei-, Daughters of the Empire, to the 113th Overseas Battalion (Lethbridge Highlanders) C. E. F., Lethbrldge, Al- berta, Canada, May 13, 1916." The address with which Mrs, Kobin- son made the presentation follows: "Lteut.-CoI. Pryce-Jones, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers'and Men of the 113th Battalion: Is a great pleasure and privilege to ua to present to the first Highland regiment, authorized in Alberta, the drums for the Pipe Band, which I understand is of first importance to all Highland regiments. "We feel confident that the men of the Lethbridge Highlanders will wor- thily uphold the reputation fnr brav- ery won long ago by other Highland- ers, and which gives you. the proud distinction of being allowed to take your pipe band to line, "When your turn comes; to face the jencmyy may the drums serve lo remind you that-'the people at home, in of you and hear that you added tc'-the count- less deeds of bravery already to the credit :oLiCapadians.... "ON PAGE SEVEN) Take Capital of German Pro- Re- take Inland Paris, May successes the French expedition which has invaded German East Africa were an- r.ounced in the official statement at Havre. The statement says that Col. Molitor, in command of the southern column captured Kigali, the capital of tho German province of Ruanda on May Sth. Belgian troops have also captured the island ot Kiviuvi in Lake Klvu, which the Germans took by surprise- at the beginning of the war. Arraigned With Another in Bow Street Police Evidence is in Germany London, May Roger Case- was told to make really to depart and ASQUITH GOES TO- BELFAST London May 15. ,3, ASQuith, .who has been in Dublin for several days departed this morning for Bel- fast to confer with prominent men in the north. Quito heavy falls of rain and snow have visited various districts of southern Alberta during the past couple of days but so far there has ne how- ever, predicts one for this week, slat- leg that it will start at the coast and reach the eastern slope of the Rock- ies on May 1C. This morning con- siderable snow foil, north of the city, the fall being quite heavy at Nanlon. On Saturday night the Cardston dist- rict was visited by a light snowfall. East of the city yesterday there was a heavy storm for some time in the Conldale district. Meantime seeding is being wound up, and after this week there will be little left to sow but some belated oats and the flax crop. The acreage ot the latter promises to be heavier than usual tills year. F PIE. BILLY CA1LL- Tfl ENLIST Ptc. Billy Carnill of We "Fighting Tenth" can't keep out ol. the trench- es. Hilly is going hack if he can get by the medical examination.. Some time ago he wrote the minister of mil- itia that he wanted to go back to the line. He has just received the reply, requesting him to report, to .the G. O. 0. at Calgary, have himself mep: icnlly examined and. if he can pass the test, he Is to go to England-with the llrst draft from this' part of the country. Ou arrival in England he be drafted into tho lighting Tenth once more and sent to France to his old comrades. Naturally he is highly delighted with the prospect. Pto Carnill was put out of business at St. J.ulien a little over n year ago mid has boon back in for several mouths. SWEDES SAVE DAYLIGHT Stocfchoim, Royal de- cree the daylight saving plan luu been adopted In Sweden. It will be effective from May 15 to September 30th. Back from tho silent places of the north to visit his friends here, A. Hat- ton Canning, a former resident, tells some very interesting stories of the immense wealth of the north country. For the past three years ne has been on various trips to the north for Aiu- erican mining capitalists, and has prospected principally the Fort Me- Murray district. Fort McMurray is on the Athabasca river, 300 miles northeast of Edmonton. The country there is rich in bitumen deposits, salt and other minerals which, when the railway reaches the Fort, will make Alberta rich. The bitumen deposits especially are large, ami Mr. Rafton- Canning believes "that the time will come when every trunk highway in Alberta will be' paved with bitumen from these beds. The supply seems inexhaustible and with railway trans- portation will he brought quite close to the markets of the south. Copper, antimony ami other valuable' metals are also to be found in sufficient quan- tities to attract capital after the war. Mr. Ration-Canning is making.an: other trip to Fort McMurray shortly, arid on hit! return intends io enlist for active service. BOY, AGED GIRL lledford. Ore., .May aged 12. was shot and eer-' lously wounded today by Arthur Kiser aged six. The children with others, were playing hide ami seek and Dor- othy took refuge beneath a bed, when the Kiser boy seised a loaded rifld and fired at her, tho bullet taking effect in her breast, it was thought tonight she would recover. Advising western sheep growers to hold their wool for not less "than 28c ft, C. M. McLennan, formerly of the Herald, now on the staff of the Ameri- can Sheep Breeder, Chicago, writes as f ollows. Chicago, May 10, 1916. Editor -LethbridEe Herald. Dear issue of May 6th contains the report of a sale of wool, and naturally I at or.ce became in- terested. The price paid was a pound, the "highest yet reported frru. your .district, and Mr. Lewis, the buyer, stated that prices will range in that neighborhood this year. It occurred to me that possibly some of the Herald readers might be inter- ested in knowing something of the general trend of the wool trade dur- ing .the ptist few weeks. The situation in this country is far more'critical than anyone imagined it would be a few months ago. I would certainly liate to see any of the grow- ers in Southern Alberta sell their wool for less than it is worth, and if they are acquainted with conditions at all. thev will not let a pound of it get away from them for less than 2S or 130 cents. .The United States uses approxi- mately 75 per cent; of foreign wool to 25'per'cent, domestic. But with fighting men using six times their normal supply, and with em- bargoes in ett'ect and others immi- nent, that formerly sup- plied this country are unable to said, he Socialist Papers Are Smuggled Through, Telling of Reign of Terror in Berlin London, May let loose" graphically the Vovwaerts "organ of the German-Socialists des- _ cription of the food riots in .Berlin but the cars are laid .up for re- last Tuesday. Oliver's car is a new A Lloyd's news dispatch from Amr -mobile. a record, but that, is the number for Saturday night and Sunday. Luck- ily ;.no one was killed though a num- ber were wounded or are suffering from shock. On Saturday night while Manager dellart of the Lethbridge Collieries at Coalhuist accompanied toy Mr. Keith and 0. L. Puetett -were going home, something went wrong with the steering gear and their car, in- stead of sticking to the road, went shooting into space, landing them over the bank ten feet below. Mr. Puckett jumped, but -the other two occupants hadn't time and went over with the car. Beyond a few bruises they .came .out lucky. The car isn't a beautiful 'picture since the" acci- dent. The other hill accident happened yesterday when a car driven by Oeo. Hyt of the Lethbridge Candy Kitchen became unmanageable going uGTCu the hill and near the same place as the first accident occurred, staged a head-on collision with the car driven by. Mr. Oliver from the provincial jail. The runaway car was going about 25 miles an hour at the time and'the shock was not pleasant. No one .was A third auto acident occurred on ler has just arrived there-from Berlin -Saturday night when Blias Adams in MARKETS May Wheat July Wheat May Oati May .tux 174% High Low WEATHER Fair and Cool. M HAVE LEFT The SSnd battAlldn left Calgary on Saturday afternoon, for an unknown destination. The regiment Is com- mandrd by Lleut.-C'ol. Lowry. It In- cludes over 100 Lethbridge men, re- cruited here last 'summer, and in which there are Lethbrldge's best known young men. The regiment waa given an enthusiastic send-off, at and. several. Lethforfdgo peo- ple went up to say goodbye to the boya. with a smuggled copy of the" Vor- waerts describing the riot's, .Wednes- day's issue of-the paper' having been (Suppressed. To quote- one SociaUs.fc newspaper: I "Some of the conflicts between the hungry people and police" took" place in the very, centre of .the city. In- mates of the Kaiser's palace plainly heard the tumult and shooting -which followed it. The whole day was like one in civil war. "In the workingmen's .district the crowd attempted to rush several, prov- ision stores, but the police lined the street and a battle ensued. Nearly a dozen persons were wounded and taken to hospitals" GAS COMPANIES IN LIBEL ACTION Hamilton, Ont., May libel view action was Instituted .today -by the there would be violation of the United Gas and Fuel company, against [neutrality of Greece. The Herald Printing company, the Manufacturers' Natural-Gas company, and the Dominion Natural Gas Com- a new McLaughlln-EfuIck, ran the barricade on the Ninth- St over- head bridge which is closed for ie- planking. The lights were not show- ing properly causing the accident. The car was badly damaged. (SETTLE DOTES London, May Foreign Qf- ifice announced today Hint the out- sitanding differences between Greece and the been set- tled amicably with the result that pany. The writ Is for for damages alleged to have beftn sufltam- ed a result of the .publication of certain articles. In The .Herald, for which, It is alleged, the three defen- dant companies were NO MORE PARADES IN IRELAND Dublin, May Maxwell, commanding the forces of Ireland; is- sued a proclamation forbidding all parades or political or athletic meet- ings in Ireland without written authority. ;