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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ll'KSDAY, AUC1UST li, 1910 NUMBER 198 Pays Penalty For Treach- Death Calmly London, Aug. Casement was hanged at 9 o'clock this morning in Pentonville prison for high treason. He was convicted of conspiring to .cause armed revolution in Ireland, and with having Bought German aid to that end. Two hours before the exe- cution a crowd of men. women and children gathered before the prison gates. minutes before Case- ment 'mounted the scaffold, the great prison bell commenced to toll. -The sound 'was greeted with vmrurs from the vast throng, mingled with some groans. At 9 o'clock the crowd had swollen to such proportions that it extended for two blocks from the prison front., At one minute after 9 o'clock a single stroke of the big bell announced that the trap had been sprung. It was signal for a mock- ing, jeering yell from the crowd which suddenly died awiiy into dead silence. Casement met death with calm courage, according to eye-witnesses. Karlier in the morning two priests of the Roman Catholic church adminis- tered the last rites of his religion in the cell of the condemned man anil shortly afterward the little proces- sion headed Jjy a clergyman, with Casement following, a warder cither proceeded toward the ex- ecution slicd onlv live yards distant. The priests recited the litany of the dying, Casement responding in low tones, "Lord have mercy on my soul." As the. party reached the shed whor where the gallows was erecua, cial- exeputioner, a hair-dresser named" Ellis, approached Casement and-" quickly'pinioned him. Two chap- lajns, tlie.under-shei'ift' in London and ,'thpT "uader-sherit't1 of Middlesex, rhen [iaok. up positions in front Casement mounted the gal- lows step firmly and commended his Spirit to God as lie stepped on the trap. A moment later the lever was pulled. Immediately the trap was sprung Hie piteon and physician descended into the pit, where, after the application of the usual tests. Casement was pronounced .dead at 9 minutes after 9 o'clock. According to custom in the case of prisoners hanged for crime similar to that Casement his body will -be Juried in quicklime in the prison yard, A coroner's jury found that the sentence had boon carried out in ac- cordance .with the law and in a humane manner. Casement's solicitor, Duffy, [who appeared in! behalf of relatives, identified the body. Replying to a question by the coroner, Solicitor 'Duf- fy said that Casement's health at times was very poor, lie made a plea that the body b0 handed over to which the authorities, he said, hud refused. The coroner declar- ed he liad no power to interfere, puffy protested, saying it n, "monstrous act of indecency" that tho authorities should refuse the request. According to'one news agency Case- ment had bones of being reprieved un- til tho eve of his execution. He did not hide the fact, that he expected his many powerful friends would ob- tain for him a .pardon-because many of "exercised no little influence in political as well as literary' circles. Became Very Morose "As there -was no sign of a reprieve lasit tills account says, "the condemned man.became very morose ami hardly spoke at all. He did, how- ever inquire about the Zeppelin raids anil asked 'if aay German airships had reached London. Soon afterward he' became resigned to his fato und after lie had done considerable amount of he retired to rest and slept soundly, Thanks Warders When aroused this; morning, Case- ment'-showed considerable nervous- ness, but lie was quite collected and thanked the warders for many little kindnesses they dad shown him whib lie occupied the death cell." At'the inquest Mander wna ask- ed by the. solicitors whether there tiny in the statement pub. lished that Casement had been insane. He replied: I saw no evidence of insanity, He acted in A sane inannec- to the end." All members of Casement's family wjre Protestants and he was brought hi in ihaf, faith, but became conveVt- id to "the Honiiin Catholic church with- in the last few weeks. On Juno ho legislated as a member of the 'Horn an chvirch, and since that time Fathers McCnrrell and Car- ey, of Kntlsngrcjje church, near the prison, iinve ministering to him Ho recolvoirhis first and only com inuntori at "sovcn o'clock this morning when he-'assisted at mass in 'bis coll. Olio of his attendants paid that his upQwerinpe !ove 'or God nnd Ire most r.trlking. According to SIR ROGER CASEMENT Who Paid the Penalty for High Trea- r son by hanging this morning in London MINERS STRIKE IN QUEBEC FOR MORE CASH German Trenches Taken At Monacu And Verdun MUNITIONS IN CANADA Berlin via London, Aug. troops havu penetrated the German line on the MOIKICU farm in the reg- ion of the river Sumim; and have tak- 211 a trench on the north of j that position, says an official state- ment given out today by German army headquarters. In the region north of Die fortress j of Verdun the statement adds, tho French have recaptured a trench see- [tioii which they had lost in JLaufee I wood. British Statement I London, Aug. the night we continued the work of consolidat- ing the ground which we had gained Quebec, Aug. twelve in opening up communication dretl miners in various mines at Thet- says the British ofllclal statement issued today. "Our guns were active and the enemy artillery retaliated briskly during the evening along our front r.Iaiu fiinn to also on the woods of j metz, Kricourt find Docourt and the: villafce of Germans Repulsed Paris, Aug. of the river Somme, several German attempts lust night against the Frenuu position on farm, were repulsed, it was oll.niaily announced liy the I-rofich office this French organized IKJ-.V poiri-ions bt2tvreeu Mouacu farm and llemwotirl. ford walked out today on the salary question. There were parades in the streets, but no hostile manifestations as yet. Mine operators have some 150 private detectives on duty. It is expected tlie strike will extend to the mines at Black Lake and Robertson. Prices Have Advanced Nearly lOc a is._, Losing on jWarket Chicago, Aug. prices have advanced nearly 10 cents a buslieT in the last two days and have made fortunes .for a number of traders, while shorts lost. Unprecedented losses to the spring wheat crop in the north- west states and in parts of Canada, j have been responsible for a general j wave of 'buying which has surpassed any buying demand in the market since the first few months after the war started. In about a month prices have- advanced 25 to -30 cents per bushel. Leading experts and grain have "been flooding the trade with bad reports for several weeks, but not until the last few days there been a general buying response war- ranted by the sensation at the char- acter of the reports. The biggest people in the trade ap- pear to 'be hooked up right .on the huying side of the market. James A. Patten, A. .1. Lichistern. the-Armour Interests, seaboard export houses, Wall street'plungers, and many big traders in the northwest and southwest as well as, leading local speculators, are supposed to be long on wheat, and on some of the lines there were un- derstood to paper .profits of all the way from 10 to 25 cents a bushel. Pat- ten has been credited with being a buyer of wheat tor several days and was supposed to have added to his line during the day. Two Soldiers Loaded up With Scotch at Sweergrass and The Police Got Them What is believed to have been the first case under rhe new prohibition law in Southern Alberta took place the other day at Coutts with the re- sult tiiat twu'pohliers. Davis aud Dun- lap, of a certain unit recruiting here arc now doing 30 in the provinc- ial jail. The two men Ijad been recruit- ing at Coutts and crossed to Sweet Grass. There they loaded up with 14 bottles of Scotch. On returning to the Canadian side Liiey were bagged by the .Mounted Police a charge a- gainst them brought under Section 24 Commerce Miners Wait For Instruct- And Blairmore Men Issue Working Evidences Hint Ihc hibor siliinlion ia (lie mines is jj niore nnd more crilicnl is found in I ho following tabulation 3 nnd No. ii, miners nil uul. all oul. ull out. Coal nil out. at work and will remain at work until lied onf by district union officials. still at work. Frank7- miners at work but have delivered ultimatum ask- ling for immediate wage increase of ten per cent. Likely to jslrike Saturday morning. Coloniaii-" miners al work, but have taken same action as Girls at a Toronto plant assembling fuse covers. A large number of women ANOTHER ZEP, RAIfy HORSES KILLED London- Aug. -German -air- in a raid on the east- this mo'rhing, according to an official announcement issued.this afternoon, which says that SO bombs are reported to have been dropped. Nine horses were killed and three injured, the statement adds. m -COAL E USED BT 1G. P. I If every young man were as anxious to fight for his King and country BS Sydney George. James, the Lethbridge Highlanders woui'J nil up the vacant spi it. n ils Mins f 1 qrry. Young arrived in ihe city yostord-jy aflonioon about four o'clock from the south. He came from New Orleans', About two weeks ago he decided it was time for him to fight for King George. He -hadn't much money but he hart lots of sand so he hit the bumpers on a freight out of the big cotton centre. Ho kept hitting the freights until he hit the line at Coutts _ _ _ nnd learning his business, a young of the dry law which forbids keeping Crow's Nest district inspecting the Iman on the train "helped him to get a George Jarnes-Joins Kilties After Long Journey Riding The "Bumpers" on Trains at Frank. Refused the 10 per cent After working for three days', the miners of Lethbridge Local No. 57-1, working in No. II and No. ti mines of the Gait Collieries went on strike again this morning following a meet- ing of the local last night. The under-foremari of No. 6 mine who furnished the disturbing element when they struck a week ago, having been removed, the local came straight out with their grievance and demand- ed an immediate ten per cent wage increase. This the company refused, and strike action followed. The ac- tion of the local miners was parallel to that of the miners of the North American Collieries at Coalhurst, who threw down their tools yesterday _ morning, North Ray, Ont., At Frank and Coleman a meeting of ming and Northern Ontario Railway the 'miners yesterday pursued a simi- ofiicials announced tonight that seri- lar course, ous bush .fires have broken out in tlic Commerce Men Stick vicinity of AleCooI, a Email hamlet A meeting, held -by the., local- situated at Mileage' 4; on-, the at the 'Chinook mine 'at Com- Branch, near Earlton. The village-of nierc'ig'last night, and the action tak- aiaCooI Is reported-, entirely wiped. eu by the men tnere wag out. Loss of life unknown. to They decided to act Fire broke out today near strictly along constitutional lines by about 30 miles north of North Bay, an. remaining at-work until called out by the main line of the and the omcers O'f the District executive Northern Ontario railway. No par- at Fernie. when the vote was taken ticnlara have heen received as Jet. on the mine owners'offer some weeks There are several mining concerns Chinook voted strongly against crating in the immediate vicinity. I acceptance of the offer but they More Outbreaks Fegred refuse to follow unconstitutional meth- McCool Wiped Reported at Many Points Last Few Days CobaH, Out., Aug. recrudes- ence of forest fires and the demoli- tion of other settlements is feared. Reports from Boston Creek state that the fire is burning on both sides of the track, and raging fiercely to the southwest, especially between Red- water and Toniiko. ods to gain their end. Both union of- fiiiials' and operators this morning commented very favorably oil the fair action taken by the Commerce men. By the end of the week it is ex- pected the decision to strike on the wage grievance will have been taken by practically all the local unions or having liquor in one's possession outside one's private the men appeared before Mr. aicNahu J.P., at Coutts and sentenced to and costs or 30 aays. They couldn't pay the fine so went to jail. IS INI FIELD Al FEIE THIRD FORESTRY UNIT Ottawa, Aug. third forestry battalion has lieen authorized and its enlistment Is about to be commenc- ed. It will be commanded by Lieut.- Col. J. B. White, who went to England with the 22-ith Forestry battalion, re- -turning to Canada in July. The iiead- of the battalion will- he at Montreal. (Special to the Prank, Alta., Aug. Win- nipeg' officials from the operating de- partment of the C. P. R. are in the Crow's Nest district inspecting the ummii various mines in the pass with a yiewjctecent ride td.Lethbridgc, He wasn't of ascertaining the possible supply ofjjn the citv fr suitable, coal from other mines than a member of those supplying tjic fuel department of landers and we the C. P. R. at the present time. jnoon to get into khaki The department is carrying on ex- L_no relation to Jesse periments to use the pass coal in aiire tie has been a year in the pulverized state. The coal is to crushed to the fineness of flour and fed- into the firebox by means of a The Kilue icciuitin, Reports state that Seskinika ia on TJjStriCt No. 18, and the issue will then hat there is a serious out- JJQ cut so that laboi department fire, and tha break in Morisette township. Uo-" bait is enveloped in a pall of smoke. Carrying Supplies Free Ottawa, Aug. Dr. Iteid, act- ing minister of railways, has notified F. Brady, manager of the Notional officials at Ottawa will toe in a posi- tion to step in to bring about some conciliatory: action. Ultimatum at Blairmore (Special to the Biairmore, Aug. The miners minutes till he wai the Lothbridgc High- Transcontinental railway that all pro- f Frank and Blairmore, to the number visions and supplies for the" forest fire of about 200, following a meeting held i..__. victims in Northern Ontario shall be .last night, presented au ultimatum to landers and went to Sarcee this, after- carried frcc on lhe government lines, I the operators today-demanding the 10 doling James cjiargjng to oilway account. Anil I per cent increase in present wages as a Lancasii-j cviecial trains a war bonus.' Failing tins, they 'shall be utilized. The. government threatened declared ils intention of co- steam pet. For the purposes of these [right on the job and will be for I agents are operating "in every possible manner tests several locomotives are being I'anothei ten day equipped with specially- constructed ling to the men who want to >ee quick coal-tenders. It is thought that by] sen ice and they arc satisfied there coal all the latent heat I are iO such in Soua i i Alberta. Their can be obtained and besides will ef- agents will be oveijwhere through feet a saving in the amount of coal the any man who wants to c'ou the kilts can-do so without delay. jwiiii.tbe provincial authorities in as- They arc appeal- sisting the homeless. (Special to the Fernie, B. C., Aug. In- gram Fisher, Liberal. .Thomas Uphill, Conservative, and John Amos McDon- ald, Socialist, were placed in nomin- ation here today as candidates for j members of the provincial legislature at the election to be held September 14th. NO speeches were made, the returning officer. J. II. Marshall, re- ceiving the formal nomination papers and declaring the nominations as .set forth in the papers. Conflicting Reports Of Black Rust; Damage In Canada Is Said Te Be Very v Slight ON Winnipeg, Aug the present moment there is a conflict of opinion hetweeii United States grain experts now examining the Canadian spring wheat crop and the official statements issued by the Manitoba and Saskatch- ewan government. x ,Tho former claim ruinous black rust and heat blight damage to a very large percentage of the crop, including tho bulk of the territory along and south of the main Hue of the Canadian Paci- fic Railway in Manitoba, flown in the iliUn-natimial and as .far west as tho Spo line in Saskatchewan, Tht! Manitoba government claims only fifteen per cent of the crop area is affected, mostly confined to tho lied mil sjstui n cleiiiiig flies jare j valley and its ifflucnH between culPd by CUde Lavitt, chief forester Wliinlpcg ami the intein-tloinl boiin WANTS A BETTEFTFiRE PLAN IN ONTARIO Ottawa. Aug. of the fire-rangitig' ayatero, which he re- Bards as improperly supervised, and especially the estab- lishment in -Ontario, as in all dis- tricts Quebec, Nova. Scotia nnd British Columbia, of I ho settlors' per- o[ commision of conservation. Allud- ing to the Northern Ontario fire "he "Tho lira service needs re- organizing in both Ontario and Que- especially in Ontario. On- tario was the !H tit to" start-forest pro- tection, but the trouble Is that they have not kept pace "-with .mofie.m! de- velopment, dary, 60 miles deep and extending west ;'.s far as Morden. Elvei'y where" r.lso in the province tions arc said ,to exist. condi- The govern- ment will probably issue a detailed report thla afternoon covering the situation. The Saskatchewan government to date hfla denied nnv War! rist but admits tho existence of "red rust in some southern districts, the elfycts of which, however, are not baneful. Taking the s.'irlug wheat crop area____ of tho Canadian a jpartment- of shows that whole, even at the worst, namely at jtne ruat area in Manitoba is con- Small Area Winnipeg, inspec- tion by officials of the provincial de- the figures of tho United States ex- perts, a, small area ia] affected and there is every prospect .of a good av- erage yield for the entire territory. fined to about 15 per cent of the total spring wheat'area in the province. There Is no disease in either Sask-1 MCE RIFLE Ottawa, sample of the new imperial service rifle is being sent out by the militia department. The arm embraces some points .of .the Lee- Enflcld and some of the French and to strike on Saturday morning. It is certain that- the oper- ators will not grant the demand.. The miners at- Coleman and- Belleyue are expected' to take similar action. Taber Miners Working (Special to the Taber, Aug. The miners at all the mines are working today. The un- ion held a meeting last night, and it Is understood the men decided to. re- main at work. No Change at Fernie (Special to the ITerilrl) Fernie, Aug. 3. The situation as to the strike remains the same -hero to- day. A train load of coal went out over the Great Northern and there are still some sixty loads in the yards but none coming down from mines. The coke ovens will be idle ifl Plans tor it were under asaln in a day or or a, soon as wav-betore the war and these provided J charges now in are finished tor the use of .276 ammunition. This is rumored on the street that was fouml impossible onco the ,war Bel.evne both out o started and the rifle has been adopt- ed to the use of the regular .303 am- munition. i atchewin or Alberto the rest of I In any. event It is not conceivable the stand of whcat could llot that there can bo anything line ai gen- bQUor Jg prGS, pral. failure at this stage m the West-, ect the ead of discasei but cm, Canadian wheat crop Alberto, is i j h Miniloba will produce a proceeding to harvest the best fall fl e whoat crop wheat crop in its history and there Is l those flood. no damage to its, larger spring wheat jprl in Mncriiilv the Red crop. DEUTSCHLAND HAS DISAPPEARED Norfolk, Va., Aug. German submarine merchant- man Deutschland passed qulet- ly out of the Virginia capes at S.30 o'clock tonight on her MARKETS Track wheat October- .wheat October oats October flax 133J4 WEATHER Law WEATHER Cool and local showers. 'and Morden districts Red rust and .heat blight have add- ed to the damage in this territory, and much of. the "wheat will not be worth cutting. VIoose Jaw task Aug current black ryst had Infected the crops dj (lie >jqoso Jaw district, are entirely without toimdatlon. V companicd to the by the tug Thomas F. mins, has convoyed'her down the bay from Baltimore, and by a newspaper .dispatch boat. Whothcr she submerged, be fore the unknown. 4 4 4 goiug out at once, but no official con- firmation of these statements could be secured from either miners or opera- tors. The failure of the miners' executive to return this morning from Calgary is looked upon as an indication that negotiations may still be resumed be- tween the contending parties In conversation a railway of- ficial it was stated to the Herald1 rep- resentative that it was! possible'that the Granbj Smelter already or derrag coke from Utah, as they had done before m order to keep the Plant going. SAV-OU-TkpOK BRIGHTER OPERATORS MAY YIELD Calgarj, August the gen eral appearance of the relations be- tween the miners' representatives and the coal mine who are conducting a term of watchful wait- ing In Calgary, the outlook brighter tha.i It lias (COJfTIKVED ON ;