Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, 'H.KSDAY, MAY 2, 1918 NUMBER 120 Big War Vote of Passed Dissenting Says More Troops Will Go Soon Ottawa, May wur appropria- tion for the current'fiscal year of 000.000 was adopted tonight after a the critics are ready-made. As for myself, I have no time at such a crisis for criticism. long discussion. There was no objec- "An a private Individual and citizei tlon to the vote from any member on [who happens to be a member of either'side of the house. The oppoel- imeiit, I have no time for criticism. I j lion, however, was disposed to urltl-1 am-behind the clear-eyed purpose of j rise the government for a number of retiaumi, the chtef: allegation being that more particularly In the west and the maritime provinces political pat- ronage eslBts In rcfiard to the pur- chase of supplies, etc., for troops. Dr. Michael Clark, Liberal member for Red Deeiv caused something of a sensation in the evening by objecting to the criticisms of the government until the war Is over. Dr. Clark said that tie" was Impressed Ijy the prime minister's address this afternoon; He was "proud of being a citizen of Canada, because of what the present gorernment has done nince the outbreak of this war." He believed now as he did at the beginning of the that the] government and moat of COL. ,7. W. ALLISON AND HIS (JOLJvKEI Have Kept the Teutons Well in Check- Artillery Has Been Territorializing Canadian Troops the premier of Canada, nnd so are the people of Canada. The time now IE to stand under the flag we love and 1.0 stand behind a government whom his- tory has recorded hae done well. 1 am behind this government, and I believe t the people are behind this government j iMiolo Cul. J. W. Allison conferrfjig with hie counsel until the war is won, beyond all Mr. Lico. Henderson. K.C., (left) after a recent the Shell Inquiry at Ottawa, outside the Grand Trunk station. doubt." Deputy Speaker Rhodes also provided an incident by leaving the chair to 'answer aeaertlona made by A. B. Copp o! Westmoreland, as to political pat- ronage in Cumberland county. While declaring that political patronage was j "a canker eating at the body I Mr. Rhodei gald he had practised to j a alight extent at the beginning of the Later en patronage was abolish- i OFFICER OF REBELS E Its were doing thoir utmost jod, and all contracts were let by ten- j to further the prosecution of the war When' the ftW was over, history would record that the petty poUtl- Vortumivc; the parties happened to the present head of the govern- ment "has since the war cloud burst kept an eye single to ,the winning at the and. lias not been turned aside "by any-Improper purpose of small con- 'Dr." Glarkrdeclared that if the ernment -had- iiot- made mistakes; it frould hot be human. "Tou can'tjhake -he "without breaking eggs" there are mistaken. Critics. there are: In introducing the resolution. Sir Robert Borden made a long statement, deelUiff wore particularly with the jjrhtch had been accomplished by j the mflltla department since the war broke out. r'He spoke In high praise of the ability and "industry of the officials. The pro-1 iiier gave details of the number of j .toUBtmtpta, and the -money spent to date. Enlistments totalled :iloftpO of whop arestill 'effectives.' The expenditure has. been upwards of He predicted an increase- In thermpre-Jient troops to the front. V Assembled, Not Expecting a Re- Incident of Capture of Police EXPECT GOVT. WitL Irish Trouble and Loss of Town- shend's Expedition Will Be Subject- of Controversy, London, May The next few days' session of parliament, it is ex- ''peeled, will be as Interesting as any aince the. _war began. The govern.- meiit must attempt, to pass legislation for recruiting which will probably take the form 'of compulsion for all, au interval for further voluntary enlistment. The rebellion in iroland im- possibio task imposed upon Major General Towndhend In Mesopotamia are likely to ho subjects of harsh criticism. In ordinary times either Premier Asquith's withdrawal of the recruiting bill last week in the face of a hostile house, Augustine Bifrell's management of Irish affairs, or. the loss of General Townshohd's. diyialon probably .would create an immediate crisis, possibly resulting in a' vote of want of confi- dence, in the government. But the fact that the present cabinet includes I he leaders of three parties and that no alternative which has been sug- gested commands any strong support. serve to keep ttie government go- ing ,Mr. Birrell's -reaiguatton, would cause nc surpriie. To Oitcuss Ftecignation ..London, May Speaking in the house ot: commons .today Premier As- q'uitlt said he Ji oped -to give an early opportunity for the discussion of this motion calling fur the resignation of Augustine Birrell, chief secretary for MORE RUSSIANS v. FOR WEST FRONT Marseilles, .May fur-. ther contingent of Russian troops arrived at this Medit- erranean port today. SEVERAL KILLED IN Mobs Attack ties Ask Assistance of the National Guard Pittsburg, Penn., May.-2.-r-Tb.ree men were killed and when a mob of strikers which has been at- tacking manufacturing plants in Tur- tle Creek and Monongahela valleys throughout the day. charged the 13th street entrance of the Edgar Thomp- son company plant and were driven back by deputies. Re-forming a little further down the ntfeet.it made an- other rush and attempted to scale the fence, but were met with a volley from the guards' revolvers. 'This halted the j rush and again the crowd retired.' Sheriff Richardson at once conferred with state officials, asking that the National Guard be order to the dis- turbed section tonight. Rioting still Is in progress, desultory firing, by the guards anil rioters beins- continued at 18th.street and the' Baltimore, and Ireland.'' Ohio railway entrances'to the mill, General Compulsion where between 6000 and 7000 men 2.-Premier Asquith at work. The; rioters are. being declared In the house of commons Readily _ reinforced. to, iis afternoon that the bill to tie Intro- Dublin, May 1., via London Ma> 2 .were not led--badly; we-were said a captured rebel officer last niglit. His remark uttered- al- most In tones of remorse, at-having participated In the Sinn Fein revolt, was made as he was stepping aboard a-steamer at Northwall quay to, be taken to England. He was one .of the party of 133 prisoners of all ranks who were captured Sunday Military authorities decided to a and prisoners to England for trial In or- der that they may be away from pre- judice and anger of'persons in places where they revolted, killing civilians and soldiers. When a correspondent who was permitted to go aboard .the vessel, interrogated the gathered the-y had no idea when they were ordered to assemble at var- ious centres on Easter Monday that the leaders had ordained that .flay for the declaration of the Irish repub- lic. They reached the meeting places with rations for only eight hours in the beliof that they were merely to .carry out manoeuvres aa they had dote on other occasions. "We found large supplies of am munition piled up at the place" -said one or the prisoners, "and received strict orders to defend our positions We it would be-necessary to hold oitt only until May ''nd when foreign troops would lend and jolu us in fighting the British." Tlie prisoners included representa- tives of all parts of Ireland For the most part they were men of.good physique. Tragic Incident Belfast, May 1, (via London Ma> of the most tragic affaire of the rebellion was the ambushing-of the party of police in County Meate by rebels with the result that ten" of the police were killed, eighteen were wounded and the rest compelled to surrender. In., motor Police were proceeding ducer! Wednesday would be one of general and immediate compulsion. told the members of the house that all naval and military ef- forts of..the British Empire since tlie fieglnning of the; war exceeded 000 men. Premier, Asquith said the British .army, excluding Indie, and in- eluding comprised 83 divisions. The prime minister announced that the. whjolc recrulttrig problem would oe dealt with in.a sfngie nul. CHEW WAS SAVED Ixmdpn; May British ateam- ,er liendbn Hall, from Portland, April .7, and, LonUburg C. IK, April llr. for ilto'Uerdam Ms mink according a dispatch to Lloyd's. The crotf was saved, twenty persons now are wild-to .have been killed. London, May public is urged to refrain from the use of meat every Thursday and to abstain .from alcohol every Monday in the: Interests of cconouiy, In an appeal Issued by a com- mittee of 26 of London's most pfbmi: noht Including government offjdals, scientists ami writers, to Ashbourne wKere rebels had attacked the police bar racks when suddenly at the junction of the roads the insurgents, who in hiding in ditches, sent a fusillade of bullets into the party. The police took cover and a battle, lasting nearly flve hours ensued. TEAM8TER3 STRIKE Montreal, May of the Dominion Transport Co. and Sheiddeir-Forivarding Com- pany went on strike today, dis- arranging the freight business of the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, and ..Intercolonial rail- ways. The men went out for ?2.50 per day-rate. .Some had been receiving ?2.10; others before 'the strike. The Q-heddew Co.-' made an offar of an advance which wan re- fused. T London, May Buchar- est correspondent telegraphs as fol- regardiug the recent death of the German field marshal. Von Der Goltz: 'A person whose upinion is of some who bae arrived here from Constantinople, declares that Field Marshal Von Der Goltz was shot by AH Abrullah, an officer of Anatol- ian Infantry regiment, on the even- ing of ,'April 14th. He fired three times at the rield marshal, all bullets taking effect. The stalwart. Lethbridge artillery oificfir who was killed in action last' month while attached to an eastern Canadian artillery unit at the front. Lieut. Godwin was extremely popular here, having been attached to the 25th was a neuhew of C. A. Magrath. In Escape from of Inquiry Has Nearly Finished Work London, May reports from the western battlefront are to the effect that there has been rather heavy fighting u'tong the Canadian front re- cently. Intense artillery are the rule. Infantry attacks by the Ger- mans have been frequent. Our infan- try have held the Teutons well In check. But the enemy bombardments have been trying. Our artillery has burst many German gas tanks. The Canadian rank and file seem anxtoir: to get to close quarters with the Ger- mans. General Lessard, inspector general of. Canadian forces, who lias been in- specting the Canadian i training di- vision under General Macdougall, ar- rived in London for the week end. General Leasard seemed impressed with the system of training which had been adopted at Shorncliffa, Imperial authorities in France state that rein- forcements from this camp and are by a long way the beet trained troops they have received In France and that there lg nothing to cliooee be- tween the Guards and the General Lessard Jp untoritood to have gained many Ideas during hiv official toojs in England and France, which wlH hare tha result of revolu- tionizing the cyatea of training lers in Canada. OenenI Bteefo is to strongly favor terrltoriftUxlni Cana- dian force a; that is, he -would hare regulations so drafted that could enlist In any part of Canada as reinforcements for battalions from that district at the front. It tl coh> tended this will build up local eepiit do corps and Insure men fighting among comrades and under officers whom they kaow. French Take First Line Hun Trenches at Verdun Paris, May strong attack was made by French night on German south- 'east of Fort Douaumont. On, the' Verdun front the French captur- ed the first line German 500 metres long, the war office an- nounced thle afternoon, and took 100 men prisoners. West of the river Mouse activ. Ity of artillery continued out the night from AvMourt to Dwdman't Hill, Tho war office announced that In their attack! on April 20th and 30th on tbe north of Deadman's Hill the French gain- ed German trenches over a front of about metres and a depth of 300 to BOO Another Lethbrldge man has been wounded in action at the front. TVm. 215 llth street north, re- ceived' Tvord this morning that his William Russell had 'been admitted'to tie hospital at Bolougne gunshot wound in the head. Pte: Russell enlisted at Toronto when tbVwar broke out with the Royal Can- adian.-regiment. He was for four years ah. in the Lethbridge and wrs well and popular- ly known This 'afternoon 'the third seasion-of the court of eiijulry into the escape of the six Germans at tlie internment camp 'was' held by Lleut.-CoL Pryce- Jones, Capt. Wallace and Lieut. Nel- son. The Investigators are sworn to lecrecy and their finding will be sent to tlie general officer command- ing but will.not be made public. The mounted police are still keep- ing a sharp lookout for the fugitives but have no further clue to their dir- ection or. means of escaping. Hope that they -will be recovered has been practically given up. How much earth do you suppose the fugitives handled in making their escape? This question is pompted by the guess of a local railway official that It must have.been about-two car- The guess seemed prepos- terous at firsts but figure it out for yourself. The "tunnel-is over feet square and 111 feet gives a total of 694 cu% feet.of -earth removed. A, cubic yard is feet, so that there were 26 cubic yards of earth taken out of tlie .tunnel. A cubic yard of earth -is considered a- good j load for a'team, of horses. So that the prisoners dug, hauled out of the tunnel and packed away under the henhouse, a'total of 26 or-more team loads of earth- Th'is would amount to j more.''than. 30 tons or a carload, there you are. C- TRUCKERS ON STRIKE. Port Arthur, May ers.at the C. N. K. docks have gone on strike; Where men- were working' Monday. morning only 20 are at work.' today. A Duff Addition Sewer to Be Com- More; Worry for Schools ttKi CUSTOMS INCREASE Out., May rov- GRAIN GOltiG FROM FORT WILLIAM BY MILLIONS Fort-William, May to figures 'supplied by the board of grain commissioners, bushels uf grain have been shipped by lake since navigation opened a week ago. This is exclusive of the bushels winter storage which went by boat 14 days ago. The total grain in store on enue for April first month of the fiscal i Saturday was bushels. A year a marked increase ov April last year, when the revm was as-compared with an increase of over two wil- for the month just passed. I'erj year ago the. figures were lue bushels. Receipts _for the week were lions over the previous week. EVIDENCE INTRODUCED OP THE CONTRACTS MADE BY ALLISON Ottawa, May large part of this morning's, session ol fie Mere tilth-Duff commission' was taken up with the introduction of contracts roitl other documents relating "to tions botwfeen the old coimnli a ion and Edwards Valve Co., ot Chicago. draft of contract for 600- (100 eighteen pound cartridge which wall never executed, was pro- duced. The price fixed In this iv'as 12.39 porj'case. At a later Carnegie! and General Pease visited Col. Allison's office in New York anci they decided they would ask .wards Valvo company to make'-up tt> 600.000 cks.es at This Tfas on July. 1916. On August 2nd the manngei of the concern promined to deliver from to bj the first week in On October! loth they sent specimen cases tfp Quebec for testing purposes. The shell 'commission pressed company for delivery, but with reaultji.and the contract was cancell- ed on'December 22 by the Imperial Munitions Board A new contract was then .given Tlie Edwards Valve Company for ROO.OOO caees at litttH January 15th, and subse- quently. MARKETS May July wheat May May flax High Low and medanrtaly Carnegie Paid Well the Ottawa. May examination npjof David Carnegie in connection with the letting of twenty-two mil- lion dollars' worth of fuso contracts to the. International Arms and Fuse company nnd the Amp.ric.an Ammuni- tion company of Now York, was con- cluded by I. P. Kcllmuth, K, C., this afternoon before the MercdilhrDutf commission, Mr.-Hellmuth took a good part of the afternoon in completing the rec- ord by! the. introduction, o." a number of documents and telegrams which had so. far Ijoen missing. Among those.wan the ivlre from the T. A. Russell company of Toronto of May 26, declaring that Mr. Russell and Mr. LIojd.'HtfrrU', Would present in Ot- tana the next to submit their (CONTINUED ON PACK SUVKNJ On Saturday last the city treasurer received the proceeds from the sale of treasury notes to the A.F; Carrothers Co., Edmonton. Yester- day Mayor ffardie got and paid over to the schools the various amounts owing on. last year's debts so that the schools need worry no more this year over finances, WitW the remainder of the money the sewer connection for the Duff ad-' dltloh system will be built; and "the motor driven pump for the fire depart- raent will be purchased._- It seems likely that tlie city will sell the remainder of the worth of debentures on which the. A. F. Carrothers Co. .was some time ago1 given an option. The money be available either for. a filtration plant or to apply on the cost of the proposed gravity It will not likely be definitely decided, to-'seii the issuo until the final decision is made regarding the "changes in the waterworks system.' 11896 45% 117% London, May addressing the house of commons Premier Asquith said the public .was naturally de- pressed by the deplorable incident of the surrender of the garrison at Kut- El-Amara, but that It was not an event of military importance. GLASGOW BOAT, SUNK London, May British steam- er City of Lunknow, tons gross, and owned in Glasgow, has -been Military Forces In Full Control Search: for Snipers in the Dublin, via May prevailed In tlie streets of'Dublin to- day. There waa little frame arid thor- oughfares were still strongly held ..by military; forces of the government. Only a few sniping shots were heard Sunday night. It is assumed Sinn Feiners still at Liberty Hall hand- ed in. their arms after using'all their ammunition, and rejoined the ranka of peaceful' citizens. Search for Snipers Dublin, via London, May are completing a thorough search of the. city and'it is hoped that within a few hours they will account .for the last of the snipers, a small band rebels which has, been. causing diver- sion, in the neighborhood "Of Bans- bridge. This baud was subjected! to artillery fire on Monday A few of the rebels are holding ;but. Train com muni cation is still interrupt- ed..; Time Spent on Active Service Will Count in Residence Duty orders re- ceived here from Ottawa announce that the way is now'open for every man serving in Canadian forces to secure for, himself a homestead, time spent on active service to count as residence duty on land. Homesteads thus secured will be protected against cancellation, and in the event of a man receiving wounds which result in disability.so that he cannot complete his-homestead duties on his return to civilian life, he will receive his patent without further effort. A volunteer in possession of a home- stead at the time of his enlistment receives similar treatment, and his entry is protected from cancellation during service. CON NAUGHT'S BIRTHDAY London, May are flying from public buildings today (Tues., day) in honor of the birthday of tht Duke of ConnauBht.