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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. AKBEHTA. MONDAY. MAY 1, MUG NUMBER 119 Charged With- Accepting Also to Appear Jlugiua, Sask.. May 1. -liuemU hi the political situation thif> wueit will contra'in the criniinaNcmirts. Jn the supreme ctnirl, Clayton Grunt Wnddell and C. E. Wilson ol Itegina anil James Dallas, Moose Jaw will appear on charges of conspiring to bribe members of the legislature. C.-Pierce, Wadena. Oerhard Ens, ex-member Tor Hostliern, S. S. Slmji- BOD, Battleford and C. H. Cawthorup, Blggar, will appear on charges of ac- cepting bribes.. In police court Ihe ..-uses of E. L. H. Smith, JS. M. Devlin, M.UA., and .1. P. Brown will be cull- ed, tliuugh they may be Turlber ad- journed, owing to continued illness; of Brown ,who is required as witness against the other two. TlieKft three (jhnrgo are in coniiec- lion with road work frauds. Wet- more commission will continue Bit- ling all this week, dealing with var- ious phases of charges relating to highway department. To introduce French Liner is Attacked York, May I pass- enger Hner Patrla which arrived at this port this morning from Naples _ and Palermo, reported that on her last outward voyage at 10 a.m. April ;i, she was the target of a submarine lorpedo attack in -Mediterranean. The shot missed the ship by abou! 10 foot, the officers said. on Ry. Loans Ottawa, May reso- lutions covering the proposed aid to railways in all probability will be given notice of thfe evening when they will be placed on the order paper., As two oays notice is required, it will not be until probably Wednesday or Thurs- day before the resolutions are 'x- plained to the house and a. debate thereon is commenced. That the amounts of the proponed loans to the Canadian Northern railway and the Grand Trunk Pacific will be fifteen and ten millions res- spectively is generally believed. ASSESSMENT I OF THE Final Figures Place it at Higher, Though Govt. Elevator at Port Arthur Now Men Walk Out Fort William, May elevator f triko has spread to four Fort William elevators and the government elevator Port Arthur. Thirty employes of (.he government elevator walked out this morning. Tlie big bushel plant operated by the Port Arthur Elevator company is not yet, affected by the strike and BO far as is known the employes there did nor expect to KO out. Employes of the Thunder Bay elevator who are locked out. were taken back to work today with no in- crease. Elevator D employes nre still working, idlevator A, operated by the Eastern Terminal Co., is affected, its men having gone. out. with the others (his morning The big Grain .Growers Grain concern elevator B is also tied up with 50 .men quitting work this morning. Contrary to expectations, about 40 employes of the Fort William elevator walked out this morning. It was stated by men working in this plant Sunday night they had no inten lion of going out. as they were being paid 28 cents per but this mon ing they changed their minds. All plants are working and the load- Ing of vessels-still goes on, tho work heing done by those who did not strike. Elevators not affected today are tin Port Arthur elevator, Home elevator, Davidson and Smith, and National at Porl Arthur, and Western Consolidat- ed, Empire, Ogilvie's and Grand Trunk Pacific elevator in Fort William. Final figures for the 1016 assess- ment were tabled today by As- sessor Meech, 'showing tne toial tax- able valuation of l-nu city !u 'Last year the total Assess- ment ajnounted to over so that a reduction of about three mil- lions or over. 20 per cent has in.en made. L-etiibridge now has- tlie -low- 1 est assessment, comparatively of any city In''Western Canada, and" is clos- er to actual values than any other The 20 per cent reduction in the i assessment will necessarily mean a! i higher mt'l rate, for this year. It is j doubtful if the figure wl'll be under S3 as against 30.5 mills last. year. However, ratepayers will pay less money than they did last year by over ten per cent. The, estimates are now .under final revision anil the tax rate will be struck this week. The final assessment figures are: Nell taxable assessment: Land SuperasBessment Buildings....... Personal property Income......... Total 'Last St.png Many Buildings Destroyed ---Several Officers have Been Killed via London, ".May London, Mav i.-Telegraphing filllk and tlle foilowed the "ample Dublin under date of Sunday the cor- their leaders today and confessed respondent of the Evening News suys: j the cause of the Irish republic was 'Tho last rebel stronghold to be lost by ]ayjng down their arms at the taken was Jacobs factorv which', was surrounded iu midday today. Cut of tlie Pame" monument in Sack- off from ihe centre of the city ihe! Vllle alreet aml surrendering to tho beleaguered insurgents here had not British troops. About 460 of them heard of tlie capitulation of their who had fought since Monday in this chiefs. Thfy .kept up desultory fiis-1 central area marched out from their illade from roufs and windows and strongholds under the white flag and finally had to be subdued by a bat-.gave themselves up. A few Irrecon- lery of artillery." jclllbles continued sniping from lairs located on roofs or among rafters buildings nearby. Soon WHERE HUGHES PROBE IS PROCEEDING Station building at Ottawa and the commission's room which is probing j the charges brought against Sir Sam Hughe.? and others by Air. Kyte. EH IJUlklinSs nearby. Soon afterward a I III lfeutenant. wearing a heather A JJ8 green uniform and carrying a white u flag, came in with a euard of 10 men Appoint Board to Inquire Into Escape of Internes; Suspect Outside Agents LEADING LAWYERS IN KYTE PROBE Tlie three counsel who loom up most romiuenily in ihe shell contract probe at Otiawu are (top to Wallace Nesbir.t for the shell commit- tee; E. F. B. Johnston, appointed by the opposition, and 1. F. Heilnmth, who is chief investigator. Is there a ;nest of German spies working in Lethbridge? Were the six prisoners who escaped from the German internment camp at the fair grounds last Wednesday morning aided by German agents in the city? j The suspicion that Germans oil the outside aided in ihe sensational es- cape was strongly hinted this morn- ing by a local police officer. The ab- i solute lack of. any clue as to which direction was taken by the fugitives bear out the belief that the men Were aided from 'ho oiifside. Either loaded intu a wait- ing automobile whisked across f the line or they were hidden by friends in some out-of-the-way place close to the ciiy. The- question arises as to how the accomplices on the outside comnnin- t on ted with the prisoners. Very few LE1HIOGE Pte, Emmerson from the adjoining county of Heath learn the truth about the rumors of the general surrender. The party was marched off to the castle and learned from J. II. Pearce, who was named provisional president of the Irish re- 'public, that the movement had lapsed and was advised to resist no longer. The lieutenant and his escort; then started out to parley with the rebels in the country districts In an effort to induce them to lay down their ner Piton is in Bolougne Hos pital Badly Wounded fore believed tiiat some other meth- od must have been used. It is thought possible that signals might have been passed by some unsuspect- ed method so that the outside accom- plices would know the exact time when the attempt to escape was lo be made. In fact it is rumored on tne coast, with one of the earlier' good authority that one attempt by an outside party to, signal the in- arms. James Connelly, one of the leaders I of the is said by government officials, to be a prisoner, wounded, in I the castls. Private advices received by friends Postoffice Burned the city tell of two casualties London, April general post among Lethbridge boys at the front, (office, headquarters of the rebels h George Emmerson, who enlisted at burned. visitors close allowed at ihe camp and uurd kept while the in- ternes arc communicating with their friends on these visits. It is there- battalions, has been reported missing j from April 20. Pte. Emmerson's par- mates of the camp had been fnistrat- cuts, Jlr. and llrs. Isaac Emmerson, reside at 139 19th St. N. He was for- ed. Inquiry Board Named The escape of the six Germans has created quite a stir in military cir- cles and it Is now announced that General CrUIkSha'nlts, officer com- manding military district No. 13, has ordered a court of enquiry. The per- sonnel of the enquiry is: Lieut.-Col. A. W. Pryce-Jones, president, Capt. Uallace of the 113th Battalion and Lieut. Neleon, of the 25th. Battery. The court will meet without delay. The investigation will be full and ex- haustive and evidence will be taken under oath. merly mate on the steamer Coq.uitlam. .Mrs. H. H. Piton, 813 5th No Outbreak in South London, May outbreak has occurred at Ardee or any portion oE Louth county, says a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company frcm Drogheda, on Sunday April 30th. All .U1C. 11. II. riLUH, OLU .-LVUliUt; IT-, llii S., has also received word" that her .Is ,quiff at "rogheda, the correspond- husband, Gunner Piton, is in the hos- ent aaus< Pital at Bolougne. very badly -wound- ed. He entered the hospital on April Officers Killed London, May .'official list of 12th. A gunshot v.'oimd in the thigh I casualties among the army officers of necessitated the amputation of given out last night contained leg. Pie. Piton Joined the SHtli here 27 names. Of this total five were and was one of 'he draft that left j killed, 21 wounded and one missing. Public schools Separate Schools Total gross assessment Total gross assessment of school district Very Successful Address Given by miiyor Bardie of Lethbridge ff .j. FAMOUS MUSICIAN IS DEAD "Winnipeg, May Nixon Kitchen, well known in Western Canada musical cir- c.les, died in Chicago Sunday after an operation Tor apueri- die it is. NEW mm is Edmonton, man met his death and others hud mirac- ulous escapes as (ho result of a wreck on the Canadian Northern railway on SaLurdny. Tho wreck occurred .12 miles this side ,of Liicern. a small on tho main line of tho C. NT. R. west of Edmonton. While going at a fair rate of speed according lo reports, a freight en- gine encountered a split rail, jumped the track and went over an embank- inVnt. Nest to the tender was A flat car loaded with lumber, which also went over the embankment, drop- ping directly on top of the engine and instantly, killing the unfortunate engineer, WIrt Pence. Tho fireman mid iirakomnn escaped without, in- jury. Remains of tlie en- gineer have been shipped to his old1 home iu Illinois. i .Magrath, April best yet was tlie common expression heard on every hand, after the consultation of j the bamiuel to the soldiers on Friday night. Mayor Maniie and AV. S. Hall, of Lethbridge were present and delivered patriotic addresses during the pro-, gram. Promptly at lUO o'clock 70 Ma people. soldiers and invited guestu ute sat down to the first table, which wa1 Four weeks ago today the bridge til si batttry commenced re- cruiting. This morning Lieut. Nelson announced that the battery was up to strength. There are 130 men on the roll ex- clusive of Four more are needed but these will be'Special men such as trumpeters, farrier sergeants etc., so that the unit, is now completed so far as active reorultlng goes. The uniforms have not yet arrived and until they do the battery will not likely niovo to Henderson park bar- racks. Amsterdam, April 30., via London, newspapers attrib- re fall of Kut-el-Amara, says the artistically arranged with flowers arid ferns and enjoyed a dinner that will never be forgotten. telegram from Berlin, to preparations made by the late Field'Marshal Baron Von Uer Goltz, who died at Turkish last fall. He also one of the list was additional to the one an- )5seci rriuay, giving ui'2 names-ot Bng- two officers killed and five wounded. eight men from the (iraft who crossed jnouuced Friday, giving the names -of to France shortly after reaching Eng- land. Pfce. Piton was, before joining the artillery, a brakeman on the C, P. R. He was also well known in local athletic circles, having clean- several running competitions Stormed French Positions But Driven Back With Enor- mous Losses Paris, May troops in dense masses made a violent attack Sunday night an positions captured by the French north of Dcsdman's Hill, on the Verdun front. The attack was defeated by French forces, the war office report of this afternoon says. The Germans, the announcement states, suffered enormous losses. Deputy Mayor E1, Benniou, acting as; headquarters April 19. The "v'ossische toastmaster, gave a toast to the King' Zeltimg considers the surrender' and Country, which was ably respond-j Kiit-E-1-Amara the heaviest blow so ed to by -Major Brown, of the 13thi far struck against England. Other 0. 11. 11. IFrs. Azer Uriggs toastedj newspapers write in a similar vein. Premier Borden and the Dominion.-------------------------- Clarence Ostlunrt, principal of the, BRITISH INTERNED THERE school, giving the response. James Celebrate 97th Hear Splendid Sermon from Rev. Canon McMHIen About 7fi Oddfellows of the three local lodges accompanied by 25 or more Rebekahs attended divine ser- vice last evening at St. Cyprian's church when Rev. Canon McMillen de- ivered a strong sermon on friend- ship. The touching friendship of David and Jonathan was used as a basis for the sermon, and the rever- end gentleman dwelt on. the differ- nces between true friendship and the; AC-J Rigid Measures Kingston, via London, Hay 1. The military authorities are taking rigid measures to prevent the escape'of the rebels, although this Is made difficult owing to the fact that most of them Discarded their Sinn Fein uniforms nd donned civilian clothes, which en- abled them to mingle with the peaceful inhabitants. A military permit now is necessary to pass through either the inner military cor- don or the larger circle drawn, around tiie city. Guards are posted at fre- ouent intervals along every road, in the country. The whole Sackville strett district of Dublin is now in the hands of sold- iers, and the fires are under control. Appearance of the central part of the City is remarkable. There is no doubt that Dublin will show the scars of its experience for a long time to come. Many of (he city's important'buildings are in ruins and hundreds more show the effects of incendiary fires, artillery shells and vandalism. Damage by fire is far greater than by fighting. The most important work of the next few days will he the problem of providing for the people. Already the city has assumed the appearance of a town full of refugees. For a week no work has been done and no work means no money for thousands whoso existence depends on their' daily earnings. Mill- ary authorities declare they are mak- ug preparations to deal with this sit- lation adequately and promptly, with- for red tape. The military friendship' of the false friend. Winnipeg, May1 Bber Qrmn-! quaintances are not friends, he y, principal of Wesiey college, re-, Even comrades sometimes are not! fortify the entire centre of the city ceivcd notification oundaj- that his friends. There is one uuality' wiy.2.1 taking up outpost stations at plan of the rebels was to seize antl ISSUE NEWSPAPER London, May A Dublin dispatch :o Press Association, dated Satur- lay, says that the Sinn Feiners are isuing n newspaper describing jrogrcss of tlie revolt and containing 'army orders" signed by "General Con- lolly." H Is supposed that the news- taper is hoing printed in Freeman's office which is In rebel possession. Get Estimates on Gravity and Filtration HOLLAND ADOPTS DAYLIGHT SAVING The Hague, April (via London, May I All clocks throughout Holland will be set forward an hour at midnight tonight In consequence -of tlie ml option of daylight saving by both houses of parliament. "We must get a little energy inject-1 witli ed Into this said Mayor Har- Tl li a filter working had only five. die thitj morning when a discussion of the water riucstion was precipitated by a letter from the provincial health authorities. "The ratepayers of the city are blaming us for not doing something to remedy conditions." Commissioner Grace of tho Public Works department said Im Intended a preliminary survey Cor a water system immediately to 'run gravity Then they would be able to place be- fore the people the costs of the two alternative systems, the gravity water and the filtration plant.. Commenting on the gravity systero. he said ft would take a 20 inch main which would likely cost hetveon ?U and a foot to lay the line. As for the filtration plant he said the best proof that a plant of this j High kind would prove effective was that Low Tho letter from health department the provincial as in answer to been talked of here since Ifii2. He' the memorial from the local city coun- cil, board of trade, health and hos- pital boards. It was written by the chairman of the provincial board, J.' T. Norman. He aaid that while it would be admitted that Macleod should have .sewage disposal plant. Lethbridge ought to have the protec- tion of a filtration plant which had MARKETS May wheat July wheat May oata..... May flax...... 120 46 WEATHEif while Lethbridge had SO cases of Uniettled with local show- tynhoid this spring, Medicine Hut' also stated Macleod was chlorinating its .sewage, but Commis- sioner Grace says this is not so. The Mayor of Maclcod had told him it would cost u day and the town couldn't stand tlie expense. The preliminary figures for the two systems will likely be prepared this month and the citizens will have n chance lo decide which they think is the better. between David and Jonathan. Their; result that the soldiers soon had a friendship had a beneficial effect one'formidable force and powerful strong- upon the other. It was the friend- hold In the midst of the rebels, bp- ship which we should pattern. Friend-! grating from this position, the sold- ship must be built on love which is' iersi were able to split the rebel forces, the first link in the chain and God.. ]mrry tnem and cut their COmmunica- B. C. AVIATOR KILLED Vancouver, R, C., April by an automobile while they were rid- ing along Cordova street this after- noon, Pte. S. W. Green was killed and Pte. S. K. Taylor wns seriously in- jured. Both were members of the B. C aero club attached to the 158th battalion for rations and billeting Taylor's.relatives live at 1634 Sixth avenue east. Green's next of kin live at Clucton-on-soa, England. GRAND RONDE VALLEY FLOODS La Grande, Ore., April of the Grand Ronde valley are under floods caused by melting mountain snow. Considerable sections of high- way are flooded beyond possibility of travel and rivers are rising and re- tarding spring work seriously. BRITISH STEAMER SENT DOWN London, April unarmed Tlritish steamer Teal of London has machine bega: smoothly, the rebels were reduced to sniping tactics. Looting was done mostly in the early- hours of the disturbance and appears to have been the work mainly of wo- men. Rebel leaders did everything possible to prevent looting, even shooting some of their own adherents who were caught red-handed. Boatload of Prisoners Holy head, via London, May boatload of 250 Sinn Feiners arrived at Holy-head this morning. They were been sunk by a submarine. The crew I prisoners taken in Dublin fighting, was rescued after having taken to the i There were no wounded among them, boats. The Teal was of 766 gross tons Virtually ail of them were young .men and was built in 187S. Sho was owned and boys. They were put aboard (i by the General Steam Navigation Co. train for prisons in tho London. En gland. ;