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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETIlBRIDGE. ALBEiri'A, ;\Vi:i)M-:si)AV. APlilL '2i\, lOKi NT'MRER 115 Military is Now in Full i Twenty-five Killed and In- Charge in Dublin; Have Routed the Rebels OLYMPIC' LEAVING HALll AX Wmi 5785 CANADLVN SOLDIKIiS. jured as Result of the Bombardment London, April 26.-Liberty hall, headquarters of the Dublin rebels, and Stophon's Green, w'nich wae captured by them, have been occupied by the military. Premier A�-qulth announced today In the Hdusc of Commoni. Martial Law London, April 26.-Martial law has been proclaimed In the olty and county of Dublin, It was announced In the House of Commons today. Troops have arrived at Dublin from Belfast and England. Situation Satisfactory London, April 2fi.-The following' teleKi'nni was recfilved Iti London from i llaron Wimborne, Lord Lieutenant .of : Irolimd. dniort Dublin: , | The HiUialion Is- aatiafaclory. ate- i plion'a Green has been occupied, j Kleven hiKurgents have been killed, j Provincial news is reasBurlng." To Go to Ireland J..oudon, April UO.-At the opening of llie House of CommonH today, Au-Bustin Blrrell. chief secrot.iry for Ire-laud, said it was difficult to say whe-llier uiiy routoR to Ireland were open or elcsod. I-Ie announced that he was Koing there if he could inttke arrange-TuentB. Attacked Castle � In course of a statement In House of LorilH- this afternoon Lord Ivans-downe said that the rebels in Dublin had made a (lalf-hearied attack "oiT Monday on Dublin Castle. There was now a comi)lelo cordon of troops around the centre of Dublin, he added. CasualtieH at Dublin, according m, Lord Lahsdowne's statement were' 15 killed' and 21 wounded, besides two loyal voUinteers and two policemen killed and six loyal voUintceni wounded. London, April 26,-Twenty-five casualties In dead and wounded resulted from the bombardment of Lowest�ft by German warships and the running fight with the British light cruiser squadron and destroyers, so far as can be learned. All British ships returned safely, two of the light cruisers bearing signs that they had been hit by shells but not In vital spots. A few among the crews of the British warships were wounded, but not seriously. One of the British destroyers, which played a part In the previous battle In the North Sea, was again In the thick of the fight, a shot penetrated her engine room and four of her crew were scalded. Yarmouth Attacked London, April 26.-Greater Yarmouth was bombardtd as well as Lowestoft by German warships which attacked the eastern coast Tuesday. Four persons were killed and 12 wounded. This picluro, piiSHRd bv the (Canadian ceimov, hIiowh thi Oiyinpi . whoso arrival iu linglanj is now announced, leaving Halifax April ."illi, carrying the largest body of Canatlian troops that has crow.sed the ocean on one ship. IJnltK Ifom all parts of Canada were reprenented aboard, incliuUng 109 nursen. LAXINHAMGM CR 'S OF LAST YEAR ? ? : : DUEL IN AIR Hon. Frank Oliver Complains Govt. Railways Were Not Utilised to Full Extent AMER LE M PREPARATIONS R MUSICAL FESTIVAL Ottuwa, .\pril 2fi.-After a I'mv preliminaries sitting of tJie house of commons today was given over entirely to diHcuBHion of transportation problems. A nineteen million dollar vote covering capital expenditure .on railways, was tabled in committee of supply. The opposition, led by Hon. George 1'. Graham, raised objections to voting this sum \uitll after the governmonfs other railway legislation had been  Paris, AprfT 26.-A French aeroplane and a Zeppelin fought, a duel at an altitude ot 4000 metres off Zeebruggp today. The aeroplane fired !.-F. W. Karren und A. J. Mercer motored out to the Mylntyre lease Saturday whore their ofl'orts wore rewarded by securing 4 recruits. A meeting was arranged for Sunday, April 30th. Mr. Ivarron is confident tlint at least six more men will volunteer their service. Banquet Soldiers Wliat promises to be the largest so- take clal affair of the season will Tuesday evening, and all singers are ,i,jxt Frldav evening beginning welcome whether they are members .,, o'cloi'.k, in the form of a banquet, 1 of local choirs are not. ^^^(. soldiers who are leaving in The festival is expected to provide f^e nenr future. Appropriate toasts considerable sliniulus to local musical ^yjn be deliverod during the supper, talent, and will mark an epoch In the ,,[tor which a short program has been musical history ot the city. 1 urranged. The enturtalnment will con- Llout.-Governor Brett will bo present on the closing evening of the festival to award trophies. STILL ANOTHER London, April 24, - The British leamshlp Kobb, 2,6fiG tons gross, and owned at Cftrdlti', Wales, has been sunk. Eleven members of the crow were saved. Macleod Regt. is Authorized Calgary, April 26.-The appolnt-mpnt of IVIaJor W. C.^Bryan, of the 23i'd Alberta Rangers, to command the tgiat battalion with head-quarters at IVIacleod, waa announced ihlft morning tat the military dlttrlct office. Major Bryan vvas for/many years connected with the R.N. W, M P. In the Macleod dls-f(ct, s BAIL TOTALLING aooo Winnipeg, Man., April 2li.-Lleut.-CoL- n. iM. Simpson, M. .1),, who returned to Canii.da to, face charges against hitu arising frqiu his alleged connection with the Manitoba, parllu-inont bulldin*(s sonndal, arrived* iu Winnipeg last night unaccompanied. This morning he was formally grunted ball at $BO,OOU to appear for a preliminary hearing at an unspecified date. His own surety for $2D,000 und two other surettes for J.12,P00 each were takou, Dr, Simpson did uot apiioar :ji police court, ball vequireil being orrang-od at tUa station by arrunefenieut with Magistrate Noble of iho provl11el.1l 1 police oourL elude with a grand ball to which every one is invited. Mayor Hardie and W. ' S. Ball are among the invited guests and will take part in the program. The town Is footing all expenses and nothing will be spared to make the affair a huge success. Tlios. Stubbs, contractor, has u force of men engaged brick voneoring Iho meeting house. � Gota Good Price Art Mlimi'. local farmer, added an-other proof in favor ot mixed farming H'hon ho received u cheque for the neat sum of $2170 for 20 head ot prime beef steers, ranging from 2 to 4 years old.  GOT A BIG ONE London, April 24. - The British steamer Parisiuniv, of 4,7i)S tons gross, has l)efin sunk. 'I'ho crow of the vessel was lauded today. Tho Parl^lana loft Newport, England, April 20, bound for Now York. Tiio X'arisiutuv v.-iSs n vessel ;;S'i I'uot long, iondon, April 26.-Hostile airships raided the counties of Essex and Kent Tuesday night, according to an ofilc ial statement. "The number of raiders is uncertain," the communication adds, "but they did not exceed four. The raiders were met by a brisk anti-aircraft gun fire and retreated, after achieving little or nothing. At Great Height London, April 2G.-Zeppelins whioh made the raid over tho east coast last I night remained at a great height, prol)-ably becauno they were subjected to violent fire from anti-aircraft guns. The raiders were favored by darkness and light wind but were forced to flee after a short time. A correspondent in the town ot Essex county says a Keppelin was picked up by a searchlight at the outskirts of the county and in a tew minutes was outlined by other searchlights. Then shrapnel began to burst arouiul it from many directions. Tho Zeppelin climbed higher and hovered about for ten minutes. Then it sailed eastward. No bombs were dropped after the searchlights found it. The number of casualties and the extent of damages caused by the raid have not yet been ascertained. 100 Bombs Dropped 1 I^ondon, April 20.-One hinulred bombs were dropped by Zeppelin dirig-iljlp balloons in their air raid over Kiujland Tuesday night. This aii-nouncuraent was made by the ofiicial press bureau. There were no casualties. voluntary enlistment." The same 1 length of time which must be occup-courso is proposed it In any one week led in sifting individual cases without after May 27th, fifteen thousand men � impairing other essential national ser-have not been secured by enlistment. 1 vices or causing grave casea ot hard-These arrangements are to hold good ; ships. - __ --. ] To meet the situation the govern- ment determined upon thre relatively minor proposals: "First, prolongation until the end oC the war of the service ot time-expired men whose period of service under the present law can be extended for one year only. 'Second, to empower military authorities to transfer men enlisted for territorial battalions to any unit where they are needed. "Third, to render exempted men liable to military service immediately I on, exulratlon of his certificate ot cx-j emptlon. I "With a view to the ultimate addition to forces available they will tur- GROUND TO ALL READY EES This afternoon at 4.:W the committee on Arbor Day program met at the pavilion at Henderson Park to i)repare ther..propose to. bring.under.the terms in detail the program tor I'"'riday. j of the military service act dll youths 111 order to give the ladies and chil-'under 18 on August l.'ith last, as they dron ail opportunity to be at the parTc I reach that age." tor the big day t'le street railway has. Further the prime minister stated: decided to carry them free between 10" | � ".First, that the government, recog-and 12 o'clock. Jleii will bo carried nirdng that th.-; necessary number re- Irco from 8.30 till 10 o'clock. I.,uncheon will be served at the grounds. Tliis heavy part of the day's work talis to the ladies, and tlie committee is asking that each lady bring luncliuon not only for her own family quired for the discharge of our military obligations will not be available for service at the time required under the present arrangements, agrees that immediate elTort shall be made to obtain men required by voluntary enlist- FIRE DESTROYS A but for a couple of lonely bachelors as ment from amongst unattested married well. And, as they will bo a hungry men. . . nu!b, (he lunches arc not to be suiull.- "Second, that if at the end of four eilhfir. I weeks ending May 21ti\, 50,000 of these A largo force of nieu and teams is men have not boon secured by direct busy at tlie park today preparing tho enlistment, the government will forth-ground and everything will be in good with ask parliament for compulsory .shape tor the trees. Tlic inmates ot jiowei'. the iuturiiment camp are doing some ; "Third, that if in any week after work on the soutli side of tho lake, ! May 27tli, 15,000 men have not been where already a largo trees have been planted. number ot secured by direct enlistment, the.same course will be taken, any surplus over The fame of the Lethbridge district' 15,000 iu one week, being carried over as a tree growing centre has spread ; to the next. and today Sunt. W. K. Reader of Cal- "Fourth, that arrangements In para- Cardston, April 20.-Firo ot an unknown origin partially destroyed llie residence of Mrs. Phoebe Nielson last evening. Tho firo brigade rendered oftoctive work and prevented Ijie blaze from spreading. The loss will total $700 with insurance at ?300. This Is the second limo the house has caught firo during tho absence of tho family while visiting neighbors. 'i'ho Cardston chapter Imperial order Daughtors of the Kmpiro, v.'as "at 'lomo" la.it evening in tlio Masonic hall. Cards and music was tlio order of tlie program. A collection was tuk-en in ai;l of the wounded soldiers' fund. FREN ISITiONS AGAINMCKE Paris, April 2C.-French positions THE GALLANT SIR SAIVI Whbse connections with Col. Allison are now being investigated by the .Meredith-Duff CommlsBlon. MARKETS Mtiy '-WHent ::,............... IIS^Jv July wheat .................. 116% May oats .....r.............., 451/4 May flax.................... m% ment. gary parks department is in the cityigrapiis 2 and 3 are to hold good until luirchaslng lOOU trees for planting , 20.000 unattested men have been obtained. In the meantime tho position will be under constant review by tlio government." It was pointed out that as under tliis scheme all Hvailablo attested married men would be enlisted either voluntarily or by compulsion, the main !ground alleged for the release of at--. tested mai-ried men would disapiiear. I Tho premier also referred to the question of assistance to be given men in His Ma.iesty's^ forces to meet their civil liabilities. "First, the sclieme ot assistance will apply to all men who joined the torcetj since the fourt'A ot Aiigust, 1914. oi-who may join hereafter, and to single as well as married men. 'Second, it is in respect of which assistance ^Vill be granted include: Rent (including ground rent and rent of liusiness promises), mortgage interest payments ot instalments in virtue ot contracts, such as purchase of premises, business or furniture, taxes, rates, insurance premiums and school fees. Relief will not be given tor the person to discharge such liabilities as ordinary debts to tradesmen. 'Third, it is noi� contemplated that assistance to be granted to any Individual case should exceed 104 pounds per annum. "Applications for relief will be investigated by commissioners especially appointed tor the purpose. � Oom-missloners will muko recommendations to tho central committee, who win. bo authorized to make gi-imts." �. �'Before Uie rising ot the house it was arranged that tomorrow's sitting bo held under the same conditions us today's. on the Verdun front west ot tho Mouso were bombarded vigorously by the Ger-jmans last night. The attack was centered on Avoucourt and the first lino trenches north of 11111 304. in the Woevre there was big gun bombard-1 Tho war office sought to placo an ex Ottawa, April 20.-The Meredith-Dulf royal commission proceeded tliis morning with tho investigation ot the Kyto fuse charges and hoard evidence from Col. David Carnegie, organizing olHccr ot the old siioll commission, who was still on the stand at tho noon adjournment. There was an imposing arrav ot counsel representing respectively tho govornmont, opposition, Geo, W. Kyto M.P., Sir Sara Hughes, the shell commission, Col. J. Wesley Allison and tho International Fuse Company. Correspondonce between the minis-tor of militia and the British war office relating to the uianutactui'e ot shells !in Canada was read at some length. Negotiations began.in Augustll)14.- Col. Carnegie said he had boon told by tho v/ar odlce tifat ammunition orders wont to tho .Unilod States- because fuses could bo-pj'oducod thero.- A DUTCHMAN SUNK - The l)utch|?260.b00. bound from periraeutal fuse order in Canada blit no manutaclurer would undertake the work since the initial outlay in establishing a plant would be at .least WEATHEii, High'................... ...... 67 Low .........: ............ 32 Forecast; Fair and moderately warm. tons. London, April 25. -steamer Berkelstroom, Amstordum with a general cargo, was sunk Sunday by two Gorman submar-luBS. The crow was siven 15 iiiimites to leave tho ship, and tho submarines then shelled it, with their guns for four hours. The captain and crew ot 22 men were picked up, -Tha Berkol-stroom was a small vessel ot 701-' LITTLE GIRL SHOT Toronto, April 3.^.-Dora Gent, 18 years old, llGti Queen street oast, was accidentally shot and Irilled'in Rlvor-sido barracks by her step-tather, John Gent, officer's orderly in tho 83rd battalion. Gent was ovorcome by the tragedy. He is being hold pdiiding turther Invostieatlou. : ? ? : ? ? ? ? : - ? ? Bei'lin, via London, April 28~ :� Germany's answer to the U. S,;�;� ? note may not be expeotad baV fore the end ot the presents ? week. It may be preBonteiV-ono.,�>, : Saturday. � � > '> ^ ; .j.i