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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHISniDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY Hi, 1'Jlli NUMBER 132 EXPECT TO in Cost of U.S. Pro- duct Will Increase De- mand for Local Coal "Mines in the Lethbridse district bo working full timo within three _ That Is news convoyed to- day by mine managers who have been for the past -month lining .up summer business and mapping out the summer plan of operations. The Gait Collieries expect lo start full time riot later than the middle of June. The North American Col- lieries ('Lethbridge Collieries) at 'Coalhurst will commence work on summer storage contracts on June 1st, and will run full -time. The Chin- ook Collieries at Commerce will have full time in operation not later than J.une 1st, probably before. Such an early commencement of lull summer time ia the mines of this Jmmediate district, breaks all rec- ords and Is a very good indication of the revival of business In coal min- ing in this part of Canada. The av- erage of many past places the date ofr opening for aummer business in tha Gait Collieries about July 10, but this will be beaten this year by nearly four weeks. Not only will the summsr opera- tions commence early but the business done alnca the heavy shipping days of last winter hare been very pleasing to the mine1 men. All three mines are working about half time at pres- ent and have .not" worked less all Crawford, sales manager aad accountant of the Chinook Collieries who has just returned from a Business visit ''through Manitoba and Saskat- chewan, states that., aummer business js going to be good. "Hardly an our territory but. will store more coab this year than iU. S. soft coal has price in Manitoba; --and .Saskatchewan by 30 ceiits a ton, while some dealers are (talking au advance of a dollar, a .ton hard coal from the other side. Crop look good in the dUirflrti through which I travelled and I be- lieve the coal operations can bank: on tho best run of buslnes they 3oj'ed for a long time." B. Bennett Not Favorable to Votes 15 Million-Loan Ottawa, May fifteen mil lion 0. R. loan was vot- ed In. the house of commons today a discussion lasting for lour hours. It did not meet with any de termined objection: R. B. Bcnaett, of Calgars', in a long speech, reviewed tb> railway situa- tion and said that he would prefer to see the 0. N. R. and G. T. P. placed In the. hands of .receivers, hut he would not oppose the government's proposal because he 'believed that tlie country was at the end of temporary aid to railways, and as a result of the inquiry to be held a permanent pol- icy would be adopted. Mr. Bennett protested against tho C.. N. R. being given a dollar for their stock in the of the railway being taken over. He thought the government should control the money in hand as well as the operating surplus, as he believed that MacKenzie and Mann iwere not to 'be trusted. Hon. George P. Graham objected Ijecause it "was impossible for the op- to make any amendments to a vote in committee of supplies. He liad proposed -to" move- that enough of common stock of the C. N. R. should be. taken to give the govern- ment control of the road. Mr. Graham laid he was not afraid of the nation- alization of the railways, b.ut If that were decided lipon, it should bo with object of taking over all the railways. Sir Thomas White'said that under the legislation of 1914 the govern- ment could at any time take over the control of the Canadian Northern and that additional .legislation was not necessary. .He repeated his prev- ious statement that the purpose of tlie railway loans is to make It pos- nible for the roads lo remain solvent Wntll an Inquiry' can be held. Hon. Frank Oliver thought that the government should explain why it was necessary to advance so much money to the railways when the west Is full of produce, which has not been over tlie railways to the mar- Jrets of Ihe world. ON PAGE 3) Dr. Simpson Gets a Job Winnipeg, May ap- pointment of Lleut.-Col. R. M. Sim peon, M. D., to be assistant director of medical the headquarters Camp Hughes, is annuunced toifcy. FIRST PICTURES OF RUSSIAN TROOPS AKRIA ING IN FRANCI Irish Girl Identifies Sir Roger as Man Who Landed-front. Submarine London, May hours this morning crowds of people stood in line at Bow Street police court wait- ing: for the resumption of the arraign- ment of Sir Roger Caaament on the charge of high treason In .connection with the Sinn Fein rebellion. The. little courtroom was crowded within five minutes after the doors were open and many hundreds of men and women were unable to obtain ad- mission. The first witness of tire day was Mary Gorman, a typical Iriih. girl, was the first witness to identify Casement as. one of the men who landed from the'Gentian submarine at Triilee. "She testified "she saw three 'men, passing the farm yard gate early Good Friday morning. She was asked-by A. H. Bodkin, For the prosecution, whether, she could Identify any of the men. She replied, "Yes sir." and pointed to Casement. The prisoner bowed his head and scribbled on a pad of paper. A farmer of CuMrahane, County Ivmlj, Luiti UL iiiiuiiigf a. boat In which Casement, Bailey and a man named Monteith, who is still at large, landed a't Tralee. He" said he pulled it ashore and found a dag- ger and a tin box. On his way home he met his children who were playing with three revolvers they had found near the shore. Other witnesses from the same dis- trict told having seen signal lights at sea on the evening before Good Friday. Viaduct Lodge No. 53, r.O.O.F. hold a roll call and .unveiling of-.honor roll this erening at the Oddfellows' hall. Lieut-Gol. Pryce-Jones will un- veil the honor roll1 and' addresses will be given by prominent Oddfellows. The lodge will convene at 7.30 and close at 9.00, after which the public service will be Oddfellows in the city and their wives and all members of Ilebekah -Lodges and all visiting Oddfellows are cordially' in- The landing at (Marseilles. The pho- icgraphs .show the first contingent Russian troops on their arrival at the (may of Marseilles, France. The pho- tos were taken as the troops stood at attention on the deck of the transport just before they disembarked. Raise Price Anthracite Philadelphia, May in- crease of from 10 to 30 cents a ton in the wholesale price of an- thracite coal was announced here today by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, one of the largest producers of hard coal in the country. 'Othsr coal operators will follow suit. REPULSE ATTACKS Berlin, via London, May __. The repulse by the Germans of several attacks against pos- itions on Hill 304 with san- guinary losses to the French is announced in today's war ofiice statement, 1 Firemen Battle With Bad Blaze in Famous C.P.R. Hotel at Quebec Quebec, May famous Ca- j nadian Pacific railway's hostelrj j known the world over as tho Chateau Frohlenau, standing over Duffe'rin Terrace on the very cliffs, of Cape Diamond, was threatened with entire' destruction'last when, at about 11.30 o'clock, a blaze was discovered under the copper roof of the kitchen section in the servants' quarters. Fire- men, summoned by the general alarm, were busy on the scene until 7 o'clock this morning, In their efforts-to keep the fire from spreading to the guests' apartments, and in this they succeed- ed, although the roof and upper stor- ies of the servants' ward were gutted. Figures on the extent of damage could not'be obtained early today, but they are pladed close to the mark. As it is a roof length of a few hundreft feet was torn open to'allow j streams of water to play on the blaze, hut breakfast was served as usual to- day in the chateau. Officials hotel today refused to. discuss the cause of the fire but all were em- phatic in declaring the origin as pure- ly accidental. Kf Rome, May corres- pondent is informed through diplomatic channels that the pope Is convinced that any in- Tative in the direction of peace will fall, unless based on direct pour parlers -between the belligerents. He says he not renew-his appeal for peace nor to the allies .the conciliatory condition '.'-suggested by the central empires, in spite of the solicitations of the kaiser, Emperor Franz Joseph and the kings of Bavaria'and Saxony. ty v WANTED IN May hundred and d of noit week recruit- rty thousand men will be m the eil blat Battery will leave tor Petn- EDMONTON CAMP PROPOSAL. .HAS'BEEN ABANDONED Ott; thii summer training camps this surami Twenty-five thousand of these will be at Camp Hughes. Alberta trobps to number six thousand will be at Sar- cee reserve near Calgary. Af. Camp Borden, Ont. there -will be forty thousand men, with smaller camps at London, Niagara, Kingston Anxious to Have Some Unit Lo- i ated Here for Winter- Soldiers Leave Soon Within ten days all the soldiers non- 111 training here will have been re- moved and Henderson Park barracks wilrwear a deserted appearance. Re- ports todai are that the 113th High- landers will leave for Sarcee camp neai Calglrj on Saturday of this on Wednesday or Thurs- EM..61 SI WILL May Leave Here This Brigaded With Victoria, Re- gina and 'Peg Batteries That the 61st 'Battery will leave Lethbridge about May 24 or 25 is in- dicated by reports from Victoria, the headquarters of the new brigade to which the 61st will be attached. The indications are, top, that the battery will go to Petawawa- camp, on the river .about; 150 miles north west of Ottawa, Pembroke being the nearest town of importance. The brigading' 6t- the western bat- teries may also be announced. They will be known as the 15th Artillery Brigade, Col. Ogilvie of Vic- toria, officer commanding, which will be composed of the following units: 59th Battery, -Winnipeg. 60th Capt. L. C. Walker, officer commanding. Gist Lethbridge, Capt. Col- linaon, officer commanding. 62nd Battery, Victoria, Capt. Sargi- son, "officer .commanding. vited to be present. Unmarried Odd-1 and Petawawa. fellows and Retiekahs may bring ?.J The idea of an Edmonton camp has friend. apparently been abandoned. Expert Admits Canadians Able to Make Munitions Ottawa, May Grevile Haraton, chief inspector of arms and ammunitions at Quebec and former member of the Canadian shell com- mission, was the first wltneBs called before the Meredith-Duff 'commission of inquiry this morning. He, with other military members ot the com- mission, were told to they could to instruct' apd help ramniL- members. Wflbiwicb' people, he said, always spoke of the commission aa "the contractors." The witness said that the General Electric Co. Ont., had been offered an order for 100 fuses but had turned it down. Col. Harston said he had six work- men at the arsenal in Quebec who 'could not be beat" on fuses, "Who thought they could not do these things In remarked Mr. Carvell decidedly. Fuse making, however, he declared, was difficult. "With the trenches .the width of a room apart, it Is necessary that the time of the explosion be ac- curate, else you'll get your own men." "That's the remarked Gen- eral Hughes, sotto voice Mr. Hellmulli in raply; to question- by Commissioner Duff, stated that May 28th, when the cable gram was received by from the war office, did the commis alon know that graze fuses were, re- quired. Prior to that time, he stated, they must have been under (ho impression that they were- to be time fuses ''7 shall bo glad if that is said Commissioner Duff: Cablegram correspondence was read in substantiation of Mr. Hellmuth's opinion. Coming down to the cablegram of May 19th, Commissioner Duff remark ml that it was clear that Colonel Car- negie understood that all time fuses wore required, though he did not know whether this was the Impres sion actually produced In the cable- gram. Air. Hellmuth said that not only was lie under that impression but that, he put Hie war office under, that Impres sion. Cross-examined by B. P. B. Joliri-" stou, the witness said was satisfied Canadian manufacturers could make fuses but he thought they would take wawa camp it is understood that the Highlanders will leave, here on Saturday, "but in any event Monday ill be the last day they will be in Lethbridge. WitVall the forces in training due to leave the city, there is some spec- ulation as to the future' of Leth- bridge is i training centre. The Question was broached to Mayor Hardie this morning, and while he had :no' definite information he hint- ed at the possibility of another bat- talion being started on its recruiting campaign, headquarters to be at Loth- bridge. The mayor is not sanguine that another battalion could be raised in this immediate district but with the -wliole province to pick from he thinks it could make a pretty lively showing, and if it was found impos- sible to complete it there was always the Chance of amalgmating two hat- talionsV With splendid winter quar- ters here he thinks there should be no question about having a battalion with headquarters here during next winter. The removal of the 61st battery to Petawawa also means that Leth- bridge will not see unit again before it'leaves for the front. ABOUT ST. PIERRE St John's, Nfld., May pos- sibility of the acquisition of the French colony of St. Pierre by New- foundland is being discussed in of- ficial circles as a result of conditions arising fiom the European conflict. Toronto, Ont., Crow's Nest Pass Coal company lias declared a per cent payable on June 30th, to of record at the close of business, on June 21th. The transfer books of the company will be closed from the 24th to the 30th of June inclusive. Soon be in Position to Make the Turks in Mesopotamia Yield London. May announce- ment of the remarkable progress made by the Russian army advancing against the Turks in Mesopotamia have given rise to optimism that the ultimate result of Grand Duke Nicho- las' campaign may see the surrender of Kut-El-Amara avenged. It is believed that the Grand Duke's strategy has completely outwitted the Turks and their German leaders and that, the army which forced General Townshend's surrender will in turn lie compelled to yield to the Russians, un- less something wholly unexpected and not now to be foreseen should occur, as the Turkish army has been led into u trap. The magnitude of the Russian op- is now declared, explains why the Grand Duke was sent to the Caucasus from the Polish front. Nine Killed in Dynamite Acci- dent in Akron, For More Bodies J____ Akron, Ohl'o, May fire- men, police and civilian volunteers still were searching for bodies of more dead or injured persons in the ruins of the Crystal restaurant here today, county and city authorities began an nvestigation into the circumstances of the dynamite explosion which'last night caused the collapse ,of the res- taurant, causing the death of at least nine persons and serious injury to 22.- A coroner's inquest also was set for today. Nine todies recovered last night were identified today. Three other persons who were, in the at the time of the explosion are mlss: ing. Two men who were! pulled from the tangled mass of .stone, steel and timber have become insane as the re- sult of their experiences; The res- taurant building, whose- foundations had been "weakened by blasting in ex- cavation for a building1, that was to adjoin the restaurant, collapsed while filled with diners. Berlin, via London, May Karl Helft'erich, the present minister finance and the youngest member, ot the cabinet, is the most likely can- didate for the post of minister of the interior and vice-chancellor, made va- cant by the resignation .of Dr. Del- breuck. The new director, or directors, of food supplies for powers which may be entrusted to Duumvirate with one military member, apparently has not been selected, bat Baron Von Stein is tlie most prominent of, the candi- dates. SEAL FISHING RESULTS I St. John's Nfld., May re- sult of the fishing for 1916 shows a total of. dis- tributed as follows: Young harps, old harps, hoods old hoods, bedlnmers, Bayonets to Quell Outbreak at Gochrane Couhraue. Ont, May mar, or rive men being shot. The depart- dead, nine seriously wounded, several ment has no details of the-occurrence totally and four the result I beyond the .report of the fact that the an outbresk-instlsnted by 300 Is. now. quiet. The authorities MARKETS Miy wheat Jufy wheat Mny oats May flax (CONTINUED ON BACK trian prisoners who arrived at Kapus- kasing prison camp, sixty miles west of here, on the Transcontinental rail- way, from Pqtawawa, on Wednesday last, under ti guard ;cf 200 soldiers.- The outbreak, In which 900 other "in- mates of the camp .participated, oc- curred on Friday a'nd, the riot lasted' several hours, the soldiers using their bayonets as well as firing on the! prisoners. General Logie, command- ing the Toronto district, is In camp; conducting an inyestigatlon. The new arrivals, who started the uprising; had yen considerable trouble at They refused .to go to work, arid turned on their guards. There were no casualties among the soldiers. camp is quiet, Await..Report May lo.-H-Major General Sam Hughes. announced, tonight that General Logie, coinraanding the To- ronto military district, had gone'tot the Kupaskasing Mntcnimrnt camp, where there WM an outbreak among the in (our are awaiting the report- of General Logic. Edmonton, May of "the murder of Mrs. Alice Lang and "her two daughters at Cherill, a: point 105 miles northeast of Edmonton, has been received by the mounted police here. Their death was caused by shooting, but. the assassins are un- known, and only details, of the: most meagre kind have been received. It is alleged that the husbind and fa- ther has been acting strangely for some time. Mounted police left the city today for the nearest 'railroad point, some 60 miles diitaut from the spot tragedy. t Blaze Cleans Out Sev- eral Stores and Whole Town Threatened Cranbrook- B. C., May Cra.n- rbrpok residents .were startled at thU morning: -when the sireen at the 'power'house1 blew its wierd blast.- At that sound the guard on the barrack's turned in an alarm of fire for a blase in the rear of the Cranbrook Drug and Book Co. store. The fire, spread with lightning, rapidity and when tho brigade arrived flames were belching forth frohi the Cranbrook Co-Opera- tive stores and the-Cranbrook Drug Book Co. store. The flames. im: mediately spread to the store of "Vlc- Creery Bros., the' rear of which was badly gutted. For a time it seemed as if the whole business section waa doomed. The firemen worked like Trojans end after three hours of work had under, control. Seven streams of water played con- tinuously on the fires until 5 o'clock: this morning. The water pressure was a factor in.savlne the town. With the seven streams operating simul- taneously the pressure was one hun- dred pounds to the square inch. It is thought the fire originated m the store of the Cranbrook Co-operative stores and ate its way into the ad- joining building before being dis- covered. This is the third serious fire Mr. McParlane lias experienced in re- cent years. The three buildings are badly gutted. The Cranbroolc Co-op- erative stores are beyond repair It is estimated the loss is on building and stock, mostly covered by insurance. CASES SETTLED IN Only two caees were settled at this morning's sitting of district conrt be- fore his Honor Judge Jackson. In life1 small debt case of Jas. Flatebo vs. Jos. Stubbel, judgment was found for plaintiff for 112.50 and costs la the case of Canadian Bank Com- merce vs. Noble et al, in which the bank was suing the guarantor of a promissory note, 'judgment was fc-und for the plaintiff for the .amount the claim together with costs. The .re- maining "eases on the docket were either set till June court or will up later In the week Cases set over were Strong H Dowler, McDonald: W. Carson and Co., vs Rosenberger; W. Carson and Co., vs. Olines; The Calgary Grain Co. vs. Nordtvet; Balrd and Botterell vs. ReYcroft; United Grain Producers vs. Swennunison; Standard Trust Co. vs. Rouse et al; Rever vs. Edlund; P. Burns vs. Ashcroft and Mewburn vs. Anderson. ARE MISSING London, Slay 15. The British steamship Galgate, sunk May was sent to thC'bottom by a .torpedo from a German submarine according to a British admiralty statement, yester- day evening The did not provide for the safety of the crew, the statement has declared and that 13 men who were la one of tat uai- tale's boats are still mlsilnf, ;