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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. Motion to be Introduced To-day-Expect- ed That Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Geo. P. Graham Will Speak with Others whole time of tho hoUBC. ,t that it will be raised by E. Lapointo of Kiiinouraski, on motion --------.....i JTQ ijjLo supply. Mr. Ltipointe will announced his desire to retire from i propose an amendment, the nature of tho leadership of the Liberal party and j which could not be ascurtiiined, but Ottawa May Morning GUI-1 occupy says: "Humor wan in circulation last night'that Sir Wilfrid Laurier h his followers have asked him to re- consider. The report lacks continua- tion but there were rumors of a breach between the French and English speak- Jug members of tlie opposition, appar- ently over the bilingual school ques- tion, and tlie unwillingness of the Bug- lisli speaking element to sunport the stand.to be taken by Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier on this question. Liberal members admitted last night there was some trouble. "Tlie bilingual question comes up in the house of commons today and will which It is believed will not be very racial in character, and he will find a seconder ill E. B'. Devlin, of Weight. It is understood that Sir Wilfrid Lall-, rier, Hon. George P. Graham anil oth-j ers will he among the speakers. "In view of tlie strong stand taken by; the Manitoba Free Press against aiiy interference by the federal parlia- ment in provincial school matters, the attitude to uu taken ay the western j Liberals is being awaited with interesti as well as that of their Ontario con-' freres." j LETHBRIDOE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY. MAY il, HUG I NUMBER 126 Hit Without Warning by a German Torpedo- Five are Dead London, May re- port ilial the White Slur liner Cymric was sunk al o'clock! this morning. A board are j saved. Says Five-Killed j Washington, May In re- porting tlie torpedoing of the While Slur liner Cymric to thej stale department today, Amen- Must Adhere Strictly to New U. S. Does Not Accept Any of the Conditions in the German Note Will Ballast the Foremost Line as Far as RT. HON. yVUGUSTUS K-x-Ohief Secretary fur rcslened :is the result of tlie recent f rebellion. It will bo seen that Kuieu by Hie explosion. is an agetl and care-worn man. Photo was (.alien when lie was out on a re- cent stroll. SENDER AND RECIPIENT OF GERMANY'S NOTE GERMANY'S NOTE AUGUSTUS SiRRELL call Consul Frost at QllCCMlslown picture shows Herr Von Ja- cretary fur Ireland who j. j. j jy7 Germany's foreign secretary ami he result of tlie recent one. Robert Lansing, U. S. sec- An anaounccnient ot much interest to the people living along the Loth- bridge-Weybiirn line was nmut) this morning by Supt. Cotterell who stated that thu work ot ballasting the track from Foremost to Pakowid, a distance of lio miles, will ba proceeded with immediately and the line put In good ahape for all kinds of traffic by the end of June. This announcement aseures better service to the east end of the line. At present Nemiscam, Etzikom and Pakowki 9iavo fr sort of fill and miss service, but aCter the ballasting of the track, it is expected that the mixed service now in operation be- tween Lethbridge nnd Foremost will extended to Pakowkl. i Equipment -for ballasting is now r toeing rushed to Foremost it" IE expected work will be commenced- nbo.ut the end oC this week. There is every Indication the work will be pushed vigorously. Supt. Cotterell was asked if this work indicated that anything; would be dune this summer to connect up the link between Pakowki and Alia- wan, the terminal of the road from the eastern end. Me could give no Information on that matter, however, as construction does not come under his department. However, recent rumors would seem to- indicate that the line IB not to be connected up this summer after all. No move has been made to award any grading contract. However, it seems to be settled that, if the crop situation looks 'bright in June, the company may grade'about 15 miles east from Pakowki and lay tlie track so that the Mahhyberries district, which is the furthest east settled -farming dist- rict' along the line in be- sefvefl during-the grain inovins the fall. This program however, is only tentative, and will depend entirely on the crop outlook. He-said it appeared thai the attack was mtule without warn- ing. The survivors, he reported, will land about noon today at Banlry. Not in British Service New York, -May White Star line today denied that the Cymric was in the service of the British govern- ment and declared the liner was on the regular Liverpool-New York freight service of the company. Eluded Subs in Mediterranean- Were Welcomed by the Germans on ArHval London, May and New Zealand trosps. who have taken oVer a portion of the lighting lino oil the Married Men of Kilties Having Hard Time Without Allow- ance From the Govt. IMayor Hardie has seat the follow- ing Jotter to the Herald which contains the statement that the men of, the 113th have never received one cent of separation allowance from the govern- ment to date. He deplores this con- dition mill answers several enquiries which have been made to him in the matter: Editor Lethbridge Herald. time to time I am visited tv men who have enlisted in Leth- bridge, or their wives, who talk over their grievances with me re the Patri- otic Fund and separation allowance monies, and I also receive anonymous letters accusing me of lack of interest in our citizens who have enlisted. Of course the accusation is not cor- rect because I have.not let any case go unattended tb; I have done every- thing possible to present the case pro- perly and forcefully to the proper authorities, but I am sorry to say with- out any succeaa whatever. CONTINUED P.AGB 6) (Co The dates for receiving entries for the provincial musical festival to bo held here May 23. 2-1 and 25 have been extended until Saturday May 13th. This was decided at a meeting ot the festival committee last ovenlng. It was thought that many musical art- ists would bo willing to make an effort to compete in the various competitions If Hie tlmo was extended. The full program ot competitions is being published in another, placo In this Issue. Those who Intend entering tiro requested to 'forward tlieir entries CAPTURE FRENCH TRENCHES Berlin, via London, May The capture of several French British front in In com mand of General William Riddell Bird- wood, who was tho leader of the co- lonials in the Galllpoll campaign. The last detachment of Australians left Alexandria on .March 31st and were transported across the Mediterranean to prepared bases at Marseilles and Havre without a single mishap. Sev- lower one, Robert Lansing, U. S. sec retary of state. Wants Acreage Reduced From to Jack- son to Hear Case Washington. May note cabled by Secretary Lansing to Ambassador Gerard today for delivery to Berlin foreign office, informs the German government that the United States accepts its "declaration of its aban- donment" of its Jonner submarine policy and now relies upon the scrup- ulous execution of the altered policy remove the principle danger of Interruption of tlie good reSations existing between the two countries. this acceptance is coupled form- al notice to Germany that the United States cannot for a moment enter- tain, much less discuss, the sugges- as a just and perfect answer to Ger- many's word, that came to us in such questionable shape. It Is a model in form, in tone, in brevity. No com- mendation of it would be misappllbu nor could any praise surpass its mer- its." The World expresses the same sen- interpreting the note as showing now." The Herald says: that It is "up to Germany "The President IB perfectly right." Tlie Press says: "With an instan- taneous scorn which withers the mass of Prussian sneers. President Wilson accepts the fact of the announced tain much less discuss, me Ui fc..0 tion'that the respect by German naval abandonment of the submarine atroc- authorities for the rights of the citi- Ules as the single thing at issue. He zens ot United Stales on Urn higli oca- it as a thing not susceptible slightest degree be of change later to suit any now policy _j..-L or jo flt any opportune casuistry." The Washington Post believes the note expresses tho essence of good sense and good law. The note meets the approval of the. Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Enquiry and Boston Her- ald, with reservations as to possible made contingent upon the conduct of any other government affecting the rights of neutrals and non-combat- Press Comments New York, May commenting n President Wilson's reply to the German note under the heading "There Spoke the Tfmes says this morning. "The people of the United States heyr Iheir own voice and read their own thoughts in the note that went from Washington to Berlin Monday, May Sth. It commands admiration developments while the Journal says: "Our new note to Germany is dip- lomatic treading on egg-shells. It takes many things for granted and displays unexampled faith or credul- ity in professing to 'believe once more that Germany means what she says." CAUL OUT THE STATE MILITIA Washington, May dent Wilson has called out the militia of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico to deal with the border situation. Lethbridge is not to get off this year without a light in the courts over the assessment in spite of the fact that a reduction of over 20 per cent has been made in land values I as compared with 1916. Appeal has been entered by B. Ripley. against the j decision of the court of revision on Appoint Directors to G.T.P. and ]ot ,os nml part of lot 207, section i 2S-S-21) and the appeal will be heard before Judse Jackson at some date iyet to be set. I The protest against the original 11916 assessment on this property was A A WASTOIOIOSEE FOR Proposals Are Explained The capture of several French Havre without a single mishap, be g-Government railway I very strong, C. F. Harris appearing trenches in. the Verdun front, j era! times transports were warned of wefe to par.! for the owner. He asked that the south of Haucourt, was an- lying in wait for tliem but afternoon, but there was property be assessed at a figure not hy the war oBlce to. to avoid their undersea, IuU dress debate because Hon. higher than 5200 per acre, claiming nounced enemies. New Zealanders followed Australi- ans to Fiance and the colonials tool! their places on the firing line without delay. The flr.it day they occupied the trenches the Germans hoisted a banner on which was written: "Welcome Aus- i traliiins." Annual Meeting of Important Body Convenes on Thurs- day Morning Macleod, May annual nieet- of the Western Stock Growers as- sociation will convene in the city hall here on Thursday morning at ten o'clock, when it is expected that 150 prominent stockmen ot the west will be present. The president is T. Burns, of Medicine Hat. Tho idea holding the meeting in Macleod is to arouse more interest in the association among the cattle men of this district. The election of officers will take place and many matters of importance to stock- men will he discussed. i inn uress cieoaie, because Hon.; higher than ?200 per acre claiming P. Graham asked that the for- i that it was nothing but farm land, discussion be deferred to a later' could not be anything else for years The premier agreed and after I to come, and as such would not pro- matter was duce revenue to warrant a holier as- 'sessment than that? figure. The pro- perty was assessed by the court of revision at a figure around S375 an Tlie fight in this case SCHEME AT TUBER IN r. Difficulty Experienced in Getting Into Touch With Owners of School Lands brief speeches laid over. Sir Thomas White, who did the ex- plaining, presented to the house a statement as to tlie financial position. of the C. N. R. and G. T. P., which j o e an w are getting and eight millions i respectively. It was an elaboration of wl" Sift h The extension" of the irrigation scheme to the" Tabor district, which was confidently expected to be started completed this summer, is in aboy quest on as ance at the present time, owing to the narrow'; difficulty In getting into touch with the respectively. It was an elaboration of wl should narrow'; difficulty In getting into touch wit te fieiires already submitted to the house, i to J'1' hroWinE way-out sub-! owners of the school lands included itS boundaries LUlun lb J dispatch from Amsterdam says: "Gen. ary aid to tide the railways over th. To'vnshend commander of the British year, and give the government an op forces that surrendered to the Turks portunity. to make inquiry Into the at Kut-El-Amara, and four generals of I situation and frame a permanent pol- his staff have arrived at The latter course had been cording 'to Constantinople advices. adopted. A nc-.y feature o? the speech LUIllIIlt, _ ,___ ill OT1 ttrtll n nAmatl t They are being shown every considera- tion by the Turks." sue saiu mat me governnieui district, anil securing j faced with three alternatives: To allow In thefarm land class j tlieir signatures to the necessary said that the government waff the railway ack in the larm uiim so many claim thev belong.'agreements. In some cases it is prac- 5O llltinj in ant Intn t nil nil the new irrigation district that the system may have to be extended to.in- was contained in the announcement that the government, pending comple- j tion of this inquiry, would name three directors to the G.T.P. and C.N.R. boards to watch its interests. Hon. George P. Graham said that the alternatives were liquidation, na- tionalization and procrastination, nnd j tbe government had chosen the latter. He doubted whether the nationaliza- tion or liquidation would be as great evils as the minister thought. f Other opposition criticism as voiced by Hon. William Pugaley and E. M. Macdonald was to the effect that tiin government should have commenced army convicmu m its inquiry two years ago, when Monday of conspiring to destroy was advanced to the C. N. R. munitions ships of tbe allies through jTliey claimed to have predicted at bomb contrivances, was today sen-1 that time that the government was as- clude more .territory further to the east, which will provide sufficient ter- ritory to be bonded to the amount necessary to carry out the scheme. New York, May Fay, former lieutenant in the German army convicted In the federal court Lake Hoptakong, N. May 9. Is reported thaV three build- ings of the Atlas Powder Com- pany of this place were destroyed by an explosion at noon today. Between fifty and hundred men are reported to have been killed. Lloyd Harris, of Canadian Firm, Gives Evidence at the Shell Inquiry Ottawa, May Harris, pres- ident of the Russell Motor Car Co. gave evidence before the shell com- mission today. He testified that his firm had an excellent mechanical plant and other facilities. Hearing that an order for shells was to he placed they had phoned General Hughes about it, who told them to get busy. On May 6 he had met Col. Carnegie and General Bertram at Montreal and had making the fuses. Col. Carnegie immediately: under- took to discourage him and told him he was wasting time. He had Inves- tigated the whole question and he haci made ,up his mind that fuses could not be made in Canada. The witness said he took issue with that, telling them that bigger things than shells had been made in Canada. Finally Col. Carnegie told them they'had bet- ter see Col. Allison. "I asked if Alli- son was a member of "the shell com-: mission and Col. Carnegie said I said that I was dealing with the shell commission. He however, re- iterated the demand that I see Alli- son." (CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE) Macleod, May son of Lleut.-Gol. Bryan of the new the fenced to serve eight years in the federal penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia. Walter Schoiz, his brother-in-law, and Paul Ucacho, also convicted, were sumlng responsibility for the dobr.s of tho C. N. R. and that -prediction had como true. sentenced to serve four years and two years respectively. Judge Howe did each. Sir Robert Uorden said the situation was one for which the Liberals when trenches in France. This word was received by Col. Bryan here this _ ..__ week. Lieut, ilryan has boon with! RED CROSS FLAG_ NOT VIOLA fED iho 3Ist through thu 1'ecenl heavy i fighting when he distinguished himself. I ----1------------_------, i WOOD ALCOHOL POISON Saskatoon RonlhilHer. London, Mny British admlr- ty denies that the Brilish and French ive transported Serbian troops on ed Cross ships, in fear of submarines. LCOMOL PUISUN ivuu May S.-Pte. Frank Le This is in reply to a wireless dispatch tlio 81-lth battalion died I rroni Berlin circulated by tie Over- Houtlillller. 01 llio Daiianon uieu i "'jui uv..... Friday night at Watrous .under cir- seas News Agency, quoting Athens art- (ife requested to'forward tlielr entries cumslancos which point to suicide vices to the effect that tho Red Cross us soon as possible to Mrs. sou- duo to an overdose of wood alcohol. Hag wna being violated by both rencn tetary Lethbridge. An inquest will behold. laml Urilish in this way. Winnipeg, May Thomas Kelly, head of the Winnipeg contracting firm of Thomas Kelly and Sons, ar- rived in Winnipeg at 8.35 this morn- ing after an absence of almost one year during which he fought to the Supreme Court of United States against an order for his extradition to Canada. Kelly faces here charges of theft, receiving and obtaining of money under false pretences and -per- jury. On these counts indictments were returned against him by the _. London, May Si SEE SS MARKETS May wheat July Wheat May Oats May Flax High 11854 11874 41% 170% 58 34 Constabulary, nounced in the day. Few local but nioitly Premier Asuuith an- house of commons to- ISSUES NEW ORDERS -London, May The German gov- ernment has already issued new jr- ders to the commanders of German In accordance, with the concession sot forth in the reply I" I' o American note, according to the Daily Tolegrnph's Rotterdam corre- spondent; grand jury at the recent assize court and on them it is expected "that lie Default Will Mean Six Months' May Be Appealed Five hundred dollars fine or an option of six months in jail was the 1olt handed out to J. Juilke, the Bur- will be tried at the assizes June, when the charges again.. Rodmond Hoblin, James Howden, Georee R. Coldwell and Lieut.-Col. R: M. Simpson, M.D., will cording to present plans: Is In Jail Ball was refused by Mr, Justice Prendergast when applied for by Kelly's counsel. B. Anderson, K.C. R. A. Bonnur, for the crown, reviewed the progress of the case and Kelly's light against extradition and left the matter with tho court. The judge- refused appeal. Kelly Is now Iqdked ;in the provincial jail. If I dett farmer, who was convlctec 'i. fore Superintendent Pennefather ;ted be- _______.......__..............ier yes- terday afternoon on a charge of trad- Ing with the enemy. The evidence, showed that letters from Juilke to a German paper in the United States were intercepted and contained money to be forwarded to Germany to be used for tho.prosecution of the war. The money was a postal order for ?5.00 for German and Austrian relief fund. T R Palmer appeared for the ac- cused and it is likely that the case will be appealed. In the meanllnin luilke is being held at the ;