Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY. MAY (i, NI'MflER 12-4 Maj. McBride mans Invited Irish to join Them at Front DAYLIGHT SAVING IN BRITAIN London, May G.--The "IJay- light sinliiB" liy which Uiu clock will bu ahead mi hour, its .expected to he etl liy Ihu Mouse of Commons on .Monday and will go into oT- feet the following Sunday CAKKANZISTAS MEETING IX MEXICO. London. was officially an- nounced today that Major John Mc- Itride, eighth, leader of the Sinn Koin rebels to suffer death by sentence by court niiirtial, lias been shot. .The sentences of Thomas Hunter iiml WilJiam Cosgrave, who were .sen- tenced to death with Major McIJridc. were commuted to life imprisonment. Married Before Shot Dublin, via London, May Plunkett, one of the leaders in the re- bellion, was married an hour before ho was put to death, to Miss Giffanl. sister of Mrs. Thomas MacDonaugh, ol one of the first rebels who was put to death after court martial. Germans Knew About It London, May after the outbreak of the Irish revolution, German soldiers in the trenches oppo- site the.Irish division lighting on the western front put up signs inviting the Irishmen to join the Germans, accord- ing to news received by John Red- mond, Irish Nationalist leader, from his brother, Captain William II. K. Redmond, at the front. One read: "Irishmen in Ireland are in revolu- tion. Knglish guns arc firing on your wives1 and children. Sir Roger Case-, jntmt 'persecuted. Throw your arms away. We giv6 you hearty welcome." Another sigii read: "We are Saxons and if you don't fire, ire won't." Irishmen replied hy ploying Irish iiirs on. mouth organs. Will be inspector ceeded in Command of Ca- nadians by Gen. fiyng London, I.Iay connection witli the announcement of the return ic England of General Alrierson. com- mander of the Canadian army corps in Klmiders, it is understood hero that lie will he r.njiofiited inspector general of Canadian forces in England. The understanding is that General Alderson will'be succeeded by Major- General the Hon. Lionel IJyng. Gen. Byng, who is the son of the Earl of Stafford, has been in the fighting from the first and is counted a first'rate soldier. body of CarraiiHistiis recently gathered in Parrul, Mexico, to discuss relations between United States regarding the hunt .Picture .shows a Carranza leader addressing the crowd. them and CANADIANS BEST WITH THE RIFLE Ottawa. May Canad- iiiti are the best with tin: rifle of all tin; British troops and have been, most success- fill in keeping down anipors. That is the statement of Gen- era! Alderson. which was quot- hy Sir Robert Borden, in tin; house yesterday. .j. A mm GDI J. R. Palmer, Well-Known Bar- rister, Recommended for Commission in 191st Ottawa, May government 'has refused to grant an extension of the scope of the shell .contract en- quiry. Hon. Mr, Doherty, replying to F.'B. Carvell's" appealvfor the'exten- sion, said that, the'Liberals had been .exceedingly brave.- In their demands for-an'emiuiry. Tlfey had demanded a specific investigation. A Body Found Lying in Tunnel Beside Car with Horse Hitched for Work Mystery surrounds the death some time yesterday of Pete Pantelecluk, a miner working In the Lethbridee. Col- lieries at Coalluirst. The dead man was a drivei hi Use mine. H6 found lying in the tunnel beside his car to which the horse was hitched ail ready for work. So far as could be aseertaijied no mark on his body would'be the cause of death and Cor- oner Humphries ordered an autopBy performed over the remains. The tor-' oner's inquest is being hold this 'altar- Awt Com'r. Wilson to Have Charge of Patrols in Mani- toba and; N. Ontario sion had been appointed giving the noon but the verdict was not known widest latitude for an inquiry into their charges. "It doesn't seem un- fair to said Mr. Doherty, "that It looks very much to me like running away from their charges. Now they complain because they can't go into anything i The division was then taken, Mr. CarvelPs motion being lost on a vote' of 46 to 19. -Mr. Kyte did not vote as his name' was connected, with the holding of the inquiry. N. S. Forsyth 50th Man to Join From- Takes Many Magrath, May S. Forsyth, lo- cal manager of the Citizens Lumber Co., for the past three years, and chairman of the Magrath school hoard, signed on with the 13th- 0. M. R. at local headquarters today. The 13th scorns'to be.tho.'popular regiment for the Magrath volunteers. Mr. Forsyth i'a tho 60th to join the colors from 'MaRrath, and although the Garden City didn't respond as quickly as some of her sister towns, all arc unanimous in the opinion that when 'she gave she gave her best, .and the town's loss will be the Empire's gain. Major Brown and Lieut. Karren motored out to the homestead country south where they intend securing half a dozen more recruits. Mr. Douglas Fowler, formerly of the Magrath Pharmacy, has returned to town after completing an eight months course in the college of pharmacy at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Mr. Fowler has accepted a position with the Jackson Co. drug store, Lethbridge, assuming his duties the first of next week. The government Intends doing exten- sive repair work-, on the trunk road between Magrath and Carriston, ac- coffling to the statement of E. Aina- worth. government road supervisor, on account heavy automobile traffic especially -when pleasure seekers' make their annual trips to the Waterton Lakes. ELY ASKS 10 BE II Chicago, May Kelly. Ca- jmdian contractor wanted for trial In Canada for his connection -with the Manitoba parliament building affair, appeared in Hho federal court today And asked Judge Landis to send him to Winnipeg at onco. Ills wlah was granted. He leaves for Winnipeg to- night. Kelly, who lost his appeal against extradition in the supreme court April 32th, was to have been extradited on May 17th.' Paris, May G. The French evacuat- ed part of their trenches on the northr ern slope of Hill 304 on the Verdun front west of the river Meuse as a result of an unusual bombardment or heavy guns of the German forces. The at the time of going to press. So far as is known the deceasedihad. been in good health right up "to'.'.the' time of death. He worked in the mine, a number of years ago but has been away from this district until about two weeks ago, when he was taken on again. He is a single man, 27 years of age, and a half brother of Pete Popovitch who owns a store at No. 3 here. ADRIATIC NAVAL .BATTLE Berlin, via wiretess to Sayville, May A battle in the Adriatic be- tween Italian and Austrian warships and aircraft is reported in a state- ment received here today from the AuEtro-Hnngajian admiralty. The- statement also says Austro-Hnngar- ian airships have raided the Italian city of Ravenne, LEWIS HARCOURT AS BiRRELL'S SUCCESSOR London, May as to. a successor for Augustine Birrcll as Irish secretary suggests the name of Lewis Harcmirt and Thomas Mackin- non Woo'l Harcourt is said to war office this afternoon says Unit all nav-e tjie sunport of John Redmond, efforts of the Germans to advance were checked by French guns, and guns, that a fresh division of troops which the Germans brought into action sus- tained great losses. Attacks north and. north west of Hill 304 were re- pulsed at the point of the bayonet. A SPANIARD SUNK London, May sinking by a submarine of another neutral steam- ship the Spanish vessel Vinifrcda, Is reported in a Lloyd's dispatch from Corunna, Spain, One member of the crew was lost. ITALIAN RAID Rome, via Paris, May Four Italian hydro-aeroplanes Friday effectively bombarded Albania, a seaport of Dauraxzo says the official statement is-, sued here today. All machines returned to their base un- harmed. Allison Says He Got in Commission from Colts Co. Ottawa, May J. Wesley Alli- son was again the witness before the Davidson commission this morning in connection with tho purchase of Colt ister of militia of great assistance. He did not use hia introduction to the Colt company for business, for several sons. He dirt not have a letter of in- pistols through him for the militia I troduction to the war office, department. Five thousand were or- dered and cost each, the usual trade discount total being given the department. Col. Allison produced his bank book to show that the payments to him by the Colt concern were ?J.V 000. He swore that these worn 'for general services.' not patil a commission on the Canadian pur- chases. The amount of the Canadian purchases WHS Tho witness said he had also acted for a time as a broker for tho Reming- ton Arma company, -but there were no Hiilca to Canada while bo acted in thDt capacity. There .were purchdsos. how- over, by British .and Russian govern- ments which ran into minions. Ex- amined as to his coimeelfoivNyltH Gon. Hughes, he said he had some of introduction and he found the mlu- With regard to the entry goods free1 of duty at Morrisburg, he said he had been asked hy Gen. Hughes to secure samples of United States equip- ment. These supplies were sent to Volcartier. but ho had absolutely noth- prlce tags. "Were there large entries of goods duty free at he was asked. "Not to my replied Col. Allison. "I don't believe the customs collector would have allowed Jt.1' said Sir Charles, "he was in- Etrjjotctl lo do so." ''Col. Allison said he knew nothing about it. Ho had secured quotations on stool shovels and General placed tho order himself on war orders v MORE RIOTS Berlin, May moli gath- ered in Charlottenburg during Monday night and swept through the streets, plunder- ing two butter shops. POLICE TO PA! ENURE Per- R.N.W.M.P. today announc- ed that Assistant Commissioner Wil- son-leaves tomorrow in. charge of 13 members.'of the force for Manitoba1 and' Northern Ontario .points. Their duty will be to patrol the boundary line- from the Lake of the Woods west.. Tjat'er men will be sent into British Columbia so that the whole international boundary from the Lake of the" Woods to the Pacific coast will be patrolling by mounted police. Of- ficers leaving Sunday, will have a special ear. A car load of horses and equipment has already gone for- ward. The' assistant, commissioner will place men at various points along the line. Trading with or otherwise aiding Germany is not permissable in Cana- da since the war broke out. The first case to be heard lotally under this law came up yesterday afternoon at the Mounted Police Barracks when T. German farmer living near .Burdett, appeared under the Trading 1th the-Enemy Act. 'It appears that Juilke' sent money to friends" in the United States to be forwarded from there to Germany to aid in.the prosecution of the war. Evi- dently'the recent censorship of the mails between Canada and the States uncovered and the Mounted Police were notified to take action. The preliminary hearing of the case started yesterday, J. R- Palmer de- fending accused, but a remand was granted and the case will be finished next Winnipeg, Man., May Goodrum, of 403 Toronto street died in the. general hospital at 9 o'clock today as the result of injuries received wlien an'automobile in which he was riding was struck by street car at the corner of Dufferin Avenue and Charles street about two o'clock this morning.- Another occupant of the machine, "William Cooper, 18 Fran- cisco street Is still at the hospital in precarious condition. He sustain- ed a fracture of the base of the skull and minor injuries. Two' other men who were In the car at the.time, D. McLeod and W. A. Johnson, escaped witu a tew slight cuts 'and br.uiscs. Some indication of the prices that will be paid for the wool clip of Southern Alberta is given in the fact that S. McAbee of Ashcroft, B. C., has just sold his pound clip to Kissinger and Co., of Spokane, for 26% cents per pound. P. V. Lewis of Hatch Lewis indicates this is in ing to do with the alleged changing of the neighborhood of the prices that will prevail this year. MARKETS Official Text Unchanged- London Times Thinks a Break Must Result Washington, May 6 The official text of Germany's reply, fully de- coded and laid before President Wilson today, shows no material differences from the unofficial text published on Friday in the news dispatches. This strengthens the probability that a diplomatic break has been averted, at least for the present. Overnight study of the German note by cabinet members ar.-i officials Tried to Send Money to Ger- Censorship Un- earthed the Scheme J. R. Palmer is the latest member of the legal fraternity to put joff the gown for the khaki. Mr. Palmer I has been recommended for 2. torn mi B- 'slon in Col. Bryan's 131st Macleod bat- talion and will leave in a few days to assume his duties. Lieut. Palmer has been a resident of Lethbridge for six or seven years and is a native of. Ire- land. He has built up a large law practice and is considered one of the did not change their view that prob- cleverest criminal lawyers in the south ably there would be no break In dip- country. He is pleased tomatle relations unless there were further attacks In violation of inter- _ national law. There is a possibility tie-ally all Lieut. Palmer's male Tela-j that the United States may make a tires'are in cither the army or the brief reply notifying the berlin gov- navy, and his brother, Ca'pt. Palmer j eminent that as long n.s the new or- of the Dublin Fusiliers, was'mentioned ders to submarine commanders are in General Ian Hamilton's dispatches fully observed diplomatic relations from the Dardanelles and recommend- ed for the military cross. Lieut.'Pal- mer is making suitable "arrangements to look after the interests of his prospects of the litlst, and thinks Col. 1 Bryan will recruit the best yet. Prac- clients, which will be announced later. U. S. MARINES LANDED Santo Domingo, D. R., May Marines were laudrd, today, in the American converted cruiser Prairie for the protection of the American legation. The situation growing out of the attempt of sectional leaders to overthrow the administration of President Jimluez is critical. OCCUPY FLORINA Athens, Greece; May sig- nificance is attached by Greeks gen- erally to the occupation by French troops of the Greek town of Fiorina, owing to the location being only IS miles south of Monastir. 9 TRAITOR SENTENCED FOR LIFE Leeds, May Albert Bright, 49 years old. an Iron merchant of Shedeld, was Fri- day sentenced to penal servi- tude for life. Bright was uon- victed ot" collecting and at- tempting to elicit information from workmen employed in an ammunition plant concerning description of war materials. The prisoner pleaded guilty. .j, .j. A London, May former Russian minister of war, has been imprisoned in the fortress of Peter and Paul, according to a semi- official dispatch from Petrograd, as the result of a preliminary hy Senator Bogorodsky into the charges of criminal negligence and high trea- son in connection with his adminiitra- ttoii oE the Russian army.; NOIYEItOCMED Reglna, May Beyts and his Royal Northwest Mounted Police expedition have not y.et located Klllln- E-Muit, the tribe of Eskimos for which they have been searching since 1913. The murderers of the United States explorers, Radford and Street, are therefore not yet arrested. THE ENEMY HAS BRITISH COLONIAL PRISONERS London, May on numbers of British colonial troops will not be discontinued on that score. Secretary Lansing already has studied iiie note once and was going over It very carefully again today. There were indications that further consid- eration by the cabinet would not be necessary, London Times' Comment London. May The Times says it finds nothing in the German note which is likely to prove satisfactory to, President Wilson or the American people. The alleged -concession con- tallied in it is vague and is made to turn upon conditions 'which aro utter- ly inadmissible. Moreover, according to' the' newspaper, there Is an. evident Insidious attempt to embroil the Unit- ed States with England aud her allies. "We the Times adds, "that if Germany -wishes to avoid a break i in relations she will have to give with- out further delay a better and leas ambiguous answer to President Wil- son's positive demand." OF EAST HIS J. H. Gundy, of Toronto Firm, Pleased with Improvement of Conditions in West f Among tho visitors In the city today' is J. H. Gundy of the Wood-Gundy Co., bond brokers ot Toronto, through. whom the city of Lethbridge has placed many thousands of its deben- tures. Mr. Gundy states that he. is just taking a trip through the west visiting the various cities and taking a look over the field. The west is showing a very notice- able said the Toronto who are prisoners in the hands financier in an interview with the the various belligerents became avail- Herald in the mayor's office this morn- able today. According to, these fig- lng "This includes B. C. where the ures they total the Germans metal are having a very holding such prisoners, the j nrosperous time. As tor the prairies, Turks the Bulgarians 449 and the Austrians only two. Expert, Head of Big Enterprises, To Report on South Oil Field "This war has made for petrol a place which, as a fuel and power com- modity it will never said R. .1. Falconer, the noted expert, who has arrived in the city to investigate the one more crop will put them right hack on the map witll the best parts; of the Dominion. The cities are be- ginning to show up better financially, as a result of last year's crop and I have no doubt they will weather the' gale quite successfully. Lethbridge has nothing to be ashamed of and will soon be in good position once more. You have your assessment down on a. working basis and a mayor who be- there, and it the formation is such llevos .in telling the ratepayers the that, if it lias been there, it so you ought to pull through been held and is still there waiting all for the drill to sink into it. And.if j atr. Gundy was much interested ill it is there and the drills find it, Leth- irrigatio'n projects now under way May wheat July wheat May oats MayfliX ON BACK PAGE) ln( cloudy. WEATHER Hlflh................... L.W Forecast; A'little cooler and be com- geological reports other experts to the field; studied the general formation and evi- 117'7, Idence of oil as shown in Dominion geological' charts, but he says lie will 7 I have nothing to say as to hia own op- iriion until he has spent several weeks on the ground. He is going to tho field where the drills are working in a couple of, days and will not leave until he his satisfied himself as to 39 the chances of striking the elusive fluid 'He will' endeavor to deter- mine if! or has ever been n !such matters ought to come from the Rotinianian fields and in operating the wells which have been brought in. But he has also been interested in other fields, and is one of the -men who was responsible for bringing, in the great Lucas well on the in Tex- as. The rush that followed that gusli officials who know the true con ditions. SENATE PASSES IT Ottawa, May government bill to aid provincial legislation pro- hibiting the liquor traffic.was passed tho senate today. Senator Pow- er will always livs in his memory, er's motion for six months' hoist, was X -__..-_ he says, and intimates that it would be a pleasant occurrence, to have hap- pen in one of- the Southern Alberta (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIOHT) defeated on a vote of 33 to'5. Senat- ors. Power, McSweency, .Tessieiy Lav- ergne and Ctoran voted for the tit; months' hoist.