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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1916 NUMBER 116 TO-MORROW IS ARBOR DAY- CITIZENS TO PLANT TREES GASEMENI A N lOWER 0 Was Bringing Over a German Steamer Flying the Dutch Flag and Loaded With Rifles When Caught LETHBRIDGE, THE CITY BEAUTIFUL; HELP TO MAKE IT MORE SO FRIDAY The: brif^ht and laiigliing spring yearly honors tlic Lethbridfje district by mnkinfj this Iier first ])oint of cnll in Western Canada. She tonchcs the flowers and trees and grains and grasses into nrgoiit life so early that we cannot Wait for the usual oflicial date of Arbor Day. All our citizens and all our soldier boys in training will meet her tomorrow at Henderson Park, and give her a true and loyal welcome. We will ytlani trees and shrubs that she will be glad to see on her succeeding visits. Her amorous bx'eatli will stir them into a rapid growth; and our children iuid our children's clrildren will rest in their shade and feast their eyes on their beauty, "a brotherhood of venerable trees," through many a sununer's day. All of us cannot go to tlie war, but we can all helj) to keep the home lircs burning and the green trees waving against the happy time of the victorious home-coming of the Battei-j' boys and the Kilties, and tlie many others who have gone from Lethbridge. Lethbridge lias gained a wide-spread reputation as the city beautiful. Travellers stepi)ing oil' the train view the Gall Gardens and go away with the imjjression that Lethbridge is just about the prettiest spot on the prairies. And their, impression is not wrong. But the citizens must do everything in their i)ower to keep that reputation sustained, and they can do so by helping to make Hendei-son Park another beauty spot wliich will be a blessing to generations to come. Get out with your shovel and your wheelbarrow to the park tonuirrow and start the good work. London, April 27.-Sir Roger Case-hient is now a prisoner in the tower of London. He was reraoved there Tuesday from Brixton Jail. Sir Roger Is occupying the cell In which Carl Hans Lody was held as a prisoner before his execution as a spy in the Tower of Iiondon In November, 1914. Lody was arrested in KiUarney near where Sir Roger was captured. It Is learned that Casement went on hoard a German submarine in Kiel Harbor about April 14th, which Is near the date on which the report vns circulated that ho had been arrested in Germany, The submarine was accompanied by a tramp steamer manned by 20 picked men from the German navy and carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles, machine guns and ammu^ nitlon bound for Ireland. The steamer, flying the Dutch flag, tind with the submarine proceeding nwash In close' attendance, crept through the Cattegat across Bohus SAYS SH OWNERS LESS Complains Shippers Are Taking Advantage 6t^ Necessities of War in High Rates Bay, up the coast of Norway and thence north and west, leaving Orkney, Shetland and Farce Islands far to the south. Just as the German captain was congratulating himself upon eludluR the British, a patrol boat, sui-prised at fieatng a Dutch trader so far from the North Sea, intercepted the tramp, but found her papers regular. Even her crew spoke icnglish, expressed sympathy for the Allies and the hope' that the patrol boat would not encounter a submarine. All tljls time the German submariue accompanying the steamer remaine>d submerged. After re-shaping the course of the expedition and while creeping along the north coast of Ireland another British patrol boat was sighted. The patrol fired a shot across the Jjows of the tramp and signalled to the effect that they were about to board her. The tramp steamer was then ordered to accompany, the patrol boat. After steaming for some distance the trarap vessel hoisted the German flag and was sunk by her own crew in accordance with instruc tlons given before leaving Germany. The patrol boat sent an armed crew to rescue the Germans who then con-i fessed th^ir mission. � -The patrol also found a collapsible hoat- in which were Sir Roger Casement and another man. It is said that the Bubmarlnp ^ commander before leaving Kiel received orders that, ,whatev.er befell the expedition, the prosehbe of Casement was no longer desired in Germany and that when the plans miscarried Casement was placed in the boat and left to his fate. Everything is Ready for a Busy Day Everything, to tlie last detail, is ready for Arbor Day activities at Henderson Park tomorrow, and with good weather promised the proceedings will long be remembered by the citizens of Lethbridge. At -1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon the committee in charge of the work met with Commissioner Grace and the parks department staff at the lake and arranged all the plans so that the work will be prosecuted without a hitch. There are as many trees available as a force of 500 men will be able to plant during the day and it is safe to say the park will pre- sent a very different appearance morrow night than it does today. K The program ig, as follows: 8.30 a.m.-Street cars start, carrying passengers to the; park free. 9.00 a.m.-Auto squad leaves from Sherlock building corner. 9.30 a.m.-Work starts. The various foremen for the day will organize their working parties as the workers arrive. 10.00 a.m.-Park cars carry ladies and children free until noon. {. 1.00 p.m.-Luncheon will be served by the ladies. .The Civic Club will to-.serve tea at the pavilion. 2.00 p.m.-Work. The various foremen have been assigned their particular duties and areas: J. T. .1. Vallance and H. W. Meech- Planting willows along cutbank at the southeast corner of the lake. Lieut. Nelson and Thos. Long-Will control digging of trees at city nurseries, at east end of lake. P. Lund and Mr. Parker-Will take charge between 113th Kilties Point and Old Battery Point. (Continued on Page 3) Rebels Continue to Hold Important Bulld-ings-'-Peer Attacks the Government, Saying it Was Warned London, April 27.-Martial law has been declared throughout all Ireland. Fighting is still going on in the streets of Dublin. Premier Asquith announced in the House of Commons today that the rebels co'ntinue to hold, important public buildings in Dublin and that street encounters Avere still in progress. Govt. Was Warned RAYINO WANTS A SPECIAL TRAIN FORFESTIVAL Organizing Hugh Choir to Take Pa:rt-Farm Operations' ' Well Advanced .> .-f .> � .> .> .;. BANK CLEARINGS osals, the minister suggested a solution of the dit-liculty along lines which have been reoommended by the New York Chamber of Commerce to the United States government. His auggestion was that the government might create a mercantile fleet by guaranteeing to the builders the difference between the cost of construction and operation on this side of the Atlantic and in Ku-ropean waters. Hon. William Pugsley thought that the government had been neglectful of the interests of the country, A definite poltoy should be brought tor-ward for the consideration of the house. Steps should be taken at once to subsidize a Canadian mercantile marine. J. G. Turriff thought that If the gov-ernm,cnt admitted British goods duty free, thm'o would be plenty of tonnage available to carry Canadian products to the motherland. Speaking in the,evening Hon. Fi'ank Oliver said that he was compelled to the conclusion that the great reason for the high rates of shipping on the Atlantic was that the shippers were taking advantage of the necessities of the situation. Tlie,ship owners were a conscience-leas odmbine, who were really aiding the Germans in their ot-torts ,to BtoJ-vo England by the sinlc-Ing of vessels. BRITISllSMNK BY HUN VESSELS Berlin, by wireless to SayvlUe, Apr, 27.-The Gorman admiralty announced today that the British submarine E322 had been sunk by German naval foi"-c�B. The announcement also stated the British crulBer; of the Aretliusia dnsfl wBB hit by a torpedo from a German submarliio, Loiidou, April 27,-It was announced offlolally here today that the BrlUsh submarine whlph was sunk, was tlie E1.2!),'' as roporf^d In a wireless dls-fntohi-fi'oni Berlin. SPRING WHEAT IS TWO INCHES Macleod. April 27.-On D. J. Grler's farm three miles from town, wheat which was sown this spring, is up over t-wo inches. Mr. Grier says he has never witnessed such growth so early in the season in his 30 years in the country. April 27, 1916 ........$368,760 ? April 27, 1016 ........$27,5,540 ? Increase of 33 per cent. ? Good Friday and Monday ? were holidays. ^ ? � 4. .;. ^ FROM ecu. STEWART ? -� Lieut. Col. ' Stewart, .com- ? mandlng the 7th Artillei-y brigade at the front, lias wired to ? local relatives from'London, as > tollowB; ' , ? "Easter greotingB, � Ripley, ? McKlUop, Murray and boys all well." o � �.� Bow Valley Calgary (3 constituencies) Cochrane ............ Coronation............ Cardston.............. Claresholm............ Didsbury .............. Glelchon .............. High River............ 1,800.00 806.00 1,421,47 800.00 2,382.00 814.00 4,106.00 300:00 1,313.54 15,046,00 1,100.00 1,000,00 Hand Hilla Innisfail.................. Lethbridge .............. Little Bow .............. Mttcleod................. Medicine Hat and Redoliff (2 constituencies) ......... 3,0^8.75 Nantou................. 850,00 Okotokfl.........-....... 2,238,00 Olds ................. 1,14)1.00 Pinoher Creek Red Deer ELLS OF Calgary, April St.-According to Ilg-ures procured from Ottawa by the Herald, Alberta has raisad at least two full battalions more than her al' loted quota of men for active service, while all other provinces have fallen short of their allotment. These fig. (ires are given on the basis ot the .;uiu.� .w.u .... 600,000 troops authorized, and not Amiens road railway sta- pnlj- 'he total already raised. Alberta has raised 2,656 more than its quota. British Columbia is only 2,102 short ot its allotment arid Manitoba and Saskatchewan 7,017 short. Quebec has still to raise 105,922 men to make its share. Ontario is short 41,-660 and the maritime provinces have Still to enlist 36,438. FRENCH POSITIONS AGAINAHACKED Parts, .-Vprll 27.-French positions before Verdun were bombordod heavily lafit night but the Germans made no � strong infantry attacks. A rmall assauit north of Fort Vnux was repelled ,bj^ French artillery, the war of-flce announced this afternoon. Several Geinnan patrols were encountered north of tho Alsne and were repulsed to fighting with hand grenades. A German reconnoitring party east dt'LiemsnH was dispersed, A German aeroplane was brought down "in Splnoourt wood by a French pilot., OU.S. FIRMS Ottawa, April 27.-Tho examination of Col. David CnrnoBio, a member of the old shell commission, was con-ti.-^ued this mdrnlng by I, F. Hfillmuth, counsel for the government in the in- iland. Tho rebels. Lord Laiisdowno said, wore driven from Stephen's Green witli a certain number ot casualties. Tuesday thoy still occupied certain buildings and houses. Wednesday, Lord LauRdowuo said, the commanding officer reported there was a com-plotp, cordon ot troops around the centre of Dublin on the north side ot tho river, and two more batlalionB were arriving from England. The situation, he declared, was undoubtedly well In hand and he had no doubt ot the ability ot the government to suppress tho movement by the most drastic methods. There had been a Bmall rising at Ardee and Louth and a rather more serious one in Swords and Lusk, close to Dublin. Telogi'araB. he said, are now coming L quiry into the fu?e contraotfi before jn more rapidly. They showed that tho Merodith-Duff commission. Col. Liberty hall was partially destroyed Carnegie told ot his efforlH to have and occupied by the military. Refer-fuses made In tho tTnltod States. With ;rlug to the attempted German landing Gsnnrftl Rertram he visited Now York in Ir^eland, Lord Lansdowne said he city and met various men from whom not know what Sir. Roger' Gaae-he hoped to got fuses, but wiUi noiujent was led to expect � in the-way result^. On May 1st ot last year thojof aanistance for his. landing but,-he T. A. Hnssell company, ot Toronto, Inquired about the fuao contracts and asked "whether laying dowu ot plant 266,00 800.00 Rocky Mountain .......... 849,63 Taber ............, 4,8q9,4d Warner ................. 470,00 Provincial govt, employees, 6,400.86 University of Alberta ...... 207,10 Personal contributions .... 1.50 ^63,107,00 ; MARKETS Miy wheat...........t..., 114% July wheat............. 11BJ4 May oiti .................. 45 l\1ay flax ......... .......... 183 WEATHEi? HlJlh ....................... 78 UoWr........................ 43 ^FpV�(7a�U Qenorally fair and warm. i added: "t have been unable to llnd'that ex tensive preparations were made for would be followed hy ftny^considemblo | OaBement's reception or the dlstribu-volume ot biiainess." On May 14th tlie ,tIon ot the material �with which his RuBsoll company declared that thoy jghip ^/aa supposed to be laden." had a pliui to compote with American companies..,. ., Col.. Oarneglft flald the shoU com-mlBslon lyas desirous of having fuses made In Canada but they had to supply fivti nilUion CusQB and had agreed to start dBUvarlea.rn July. On May 2lBt tho comn^lsBipn- wrote to Q. W. BaBBlok at,Bridge-water, N. Y,, granting him au prder, top three million ttweB i^t ti miiilpiuin of f 4.26. (COJfa'INUBP on Paob 5) Th^ premier aald thero would be a searching investigation into the cause of and responsibility for the outbreak. He added that it waa obviously u'ecos-sary to exercise military cenaorahlp AVhile martial law prevailed in Ireland.. Thia censorship, however, would be directed merely with regard to epaen-' tial military roqulromonts o� the Bit-: nation. All possible latitude in trans-mlBsion ot news would be allowed. Sir Edward Carson and jQbniUfldWQJj'd LEDAIGEWAS DONE IN LATEST ZEPPRAID London, April 27.-News published In London today indicates that not much damage was done by the four Zeppelins which visited Kent and Essex Tuesday night. Although 100. bopibs were dropped by the raiders, there were no casualties. From the time when they reached the British coast the airships were. kopt under, tlie beams of searchlights / and were' subjected to heavy bombardment by a'nti-ajrcraft guns, forcing them to rise to. a greater height and to re-, turu'aoroBs'the North Sea. In the straight run of two miles across one P^rt of Essex a dozen bombs were; dropped, mostly in fields, while six bombs fell In the neighborhood of. a farmhouse, without doing any damage except to crops, Thero were narrow; escapes, however, in Kent, Borabe: dropped all around vlUagos, the only one that did any damage fell |n' the garden of the . vicarage, uprooting a large tree which stru