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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUM1C IX. LKTHBKIDCE, MAY XUMBKR 135 C1 TWO LOCAL 'HOTELS OUT OF BOUNDS Calgary, May Wind- j aor and Castle hotels at Lelh- _hrtdge have been declared o.nl of bounds for soldiers by flu: military headquarters. THE FAMILY PLUM TREE Table showing how commissions on big munition orders to. the American Ammunition Co. wore split up with .Allison, and his friends. TOTAL CONTRACT COMMI551OM5 CADWELU. COMMISSION YOAKUM OOQ COMMISSION Resume Fighting at for a c. M. for i i' o 11 Aid in Saving Wounded dun and Lam omall Footing West of the Meuse EXPENSES" Men Under Fire Another gallant Lelhbridge soldier ai the. front 1ms been recommended for the distinguished conduct medal KEPT I ALLISON COMMISSION CRAVEN COMMISSION Assigned to Delete' ALLI5ON KEPT MIS5 EDWARDS LIGNANTI 1 Paris, May Violent fighting en "a large scale was resumed on thft Verdun front: last night. Two fresh divisions of German troops attackejL-F.rencir positions al Ayocourt wood and Hill 304, west of the. Meuse. The war office announces the attacks in the main were unsuc- cessful, although the Germans ob- tained a footing in a small post south of Hill 287. services are to be recognized. i In the lighting at St. Elof a 'month sago, when the 31st Battalion of 'gary. which Pte. Davies belonged. I made an undying name for itself. Pte. i Davies was one nE those who in 'the face of heavy fire, roamed over "No j Man's band" one night helping" to j bring in wounded comrades, for thro 1 work he was specially mentioned in jdispatilled, and now he is to receive I (the medal which'has been awarded to many Canadian soldiers durin'g this war. V-" Bruce Davies enlisted in the winter 3 jof 1915 when the 31st-was raised. He i waa previously a brakeman on the P. R. out of and hfs home was here, two sisters. Mr.s jWallwork and Mrs. MOB, still reside here. j Several Lethbridge men have al- ready been honored' for gullaiitry J Jock" Waddoll, the brilliant- young i machine gun artist... of. the Fighting) i J enth gained his DCM and furthei I recognition jn the trenches last year, j JTiaopei Victor Bronn of the Stnth i [cona Horse, .obtained, his for J Having wounded men-under lire. Lieut. Man-waring, foimer secietirj Former .AnnyCaptain Arrested the board of officer in a Bri- i tiah regiment, received the military j cross .for valuable reconnaissance t work Under Ire I CHARY ABOUT GIVING EVIDENCE ON HIS COMMISSIONS Ottawa, May Allison, the man who according to evi- dence, got big commissions on the war contracts for Canada placed in tltc States, gave evi- dence before the Meredith-Duff commission yesterday afternoon -in which he stated that the com- missions he got were private busi- ness with him and he did not see why he should have to tell the commission about them. He was on the stand under cross-exami- nation for some hours. READY 10 START in Connection With Serious 'Operations in Ireland London. May White, son of the late field marshal and formerly a captain in the army, was remanded to eiiotody at Aberdare oii Wednes- day oh a charge of making statements likely' to cause disaffection and pre- judice with recruit-ing. The prosecu- tion describes While aa "a dangerous and claimed that it was able to prove that he went, to Aber- dare to induce miners to strike iC John leader, was exe- cuted. Documents found in posses- sion of the prisoner proved, it is charged, that he was consorting with enemifcs of Great -Britain. White has figured previously in connection with the agitation carried on by Jim Lar- kin, who organized the street car strike of 1913." PEOPLE IE Will Commence Shearing Conrad Expected- High at Six government wool sori.era rand graders arrived in the city yester- day to be present for the work of Today's Session Ottawa, ilay When Col. .1. Wes- ley Allison resumed the stand before the' Hcrediih-DufC .commission this morning. EJ, F, B. Johnson rose and asked that the cross-examination of Col. Allison be deferred until a week from next Monday. Mr. Johnston pointed out. that it would "be necessary' to have Col. Alli- son's- letters, and bank books. An inquiry was also going on in the Davidson commission in which Col. Allison was concerned. In any case the cross-examination could not end 0 today. 0 Mr, Carve] 1 also had to catch the 3.30 'hie "The suggestion accords with my said Mr. Henderson, counsel for Coir-Allison. "I do not think my client should be tp'p-'loug on the stand at one time." 'Everybody seems to desire the de- -said Chairman Meredith. excepting my interjected -Mr. Ewart, referring Hughes, who wks fuming suggestion, It was decided to make -an effort to have burn Lignanti and Bassick come to Ottawa to testify before the com- mission. The examination of Col. Allison was continued by M r. Hellmuth and he gave, evidence regarding hfs deals with Yoakum and other ammunition companies' uromoters. other things the colonel said: Tt has always- been my: impression that 'this inquiry was started and em- anated from the Germans, the enem- an agent before the war. He had known Yoakum for ten years before. Me had not known Cadwell. Bassick and Craven prior to the war. He had only known Lignanti for six weeks. "How did you first come to take part in war "General Hughes sent for me, and asked me to procure prices on a list of articles mentioned in a cable from the war office. 1 could get him tiie low- est possible prices of horses, harness, blankets, saddles and various muni- tions." (CONTINUED ON PAGE ELEVEN) jn if in IUMIU Conference Discusses Situation the Regulation of Food Supply I grading the big Southern wool clip this year. As shearing will not start for "another ten days they left'for the i north but back before the end the month. Shearing will start on Maj Otb it the Conrad camp, according to Eph Karltcr, president of the wool grow- ers' association, who is in the city to- ies or.the allies." The court smiled. After the con- I day. Fifty thousand 01 will be sheared .there: R c R ,ul, sh ar Londou, May dispatch to the Morning Post from Amsterdam Says: "The food question in Germany is at present in such a position that in the opinion of physicians of Greater Ber-' lin, who recently considered the mat-1 ter, a. uniform regulation of food sup-' .ecessary in the interest of the i tejl to the people. The committee j in to sell and I be- decided to send a petition on the sub- j( w win -tllo oig figure. ject to the Imperial chancellor. A conference was held at the Prussian HARDINGE SUCCEEDS NICOLSON yers are talking of [to 30 cents for said Mr Hark "but the price will be neater 3 tract'had been let he had seen Voa- In legard to whether or not he had told Gen Hughes he was to get com- mis'sions on some of the United States deals witness said he was sorry if left with Gen. Hughes the im- prtessjoa that he was not getting anything. Pntriotic Fund To Be Extended to Dependents of Americans Joining Canadians Toronto, May question of provision for the .-families of Ameri- can soldiers with .the Canadian ex- peditionary force, was dealt with by the patriotic fund Thursday. "There are about men in the Canadian Expeditionary Force who have come, .from the United States, and additional provision will have to be made for the aid for families of American-bfern soldiers, resident- in the United said Sir Herbert Ames. BtG STRIKE IN NORWAY London. May dispatch from Cliristiuiiia says the Em- plovers' union has declared (i general lockout, and that 7V.- UOO men are affected by it. The Norwegian cabinet, niet last night to discuss the situation. "I" v Prince Eric Registers Incog, at Local W. F. Stevens more sheep Yesterday's Se.iion Milk River Ottawa, May good sized cro.wd-; gathered in the board room this afternoon in anticipation of the examination of Col. J. Wesley Allison, IS j one of the most.prominent figures in j the charges being tried before the i Meredith-Duff commission. Miss Mab- ply is {health of i Boston pplccs Eor otir Brade home office Thursday to devisa mea- Ottawa. May parliamen- tary session camo to a close at-4.30 tills afternoon without ceremony or excitement. It was the first closing in the new and temporary quarters, and this, with the absence of HIa Kuval .Highness the Duko of Con- naught, In Montreal, made it the least picturesque fimctirm..of the Itlml Juts occurred since, t-he confederation. Sir Chas. FiUpatriofc, who read tlie speech from t.iie. throne, in tho Semite, wap not RttcndedMiy an escort, and 111 ore were no invited guests because of the lack of galleries. An amusing .situation was created in Die commons chamber because of thii fact that there is no entrance op- posite thc'BiJcaker's chair. The lllack Hcil hail to make his appearance a comer siml'liis three hows were Tpdueert to two on account of the limitations of. space. Parliament rrnlteed that H will never recover iis full dignity on such ercasions. until tho present quarters Bfo dcpnrlcd from. At (ho opening of (he house. Kir Hobort llordcn stated that iuforina- tiijii been received from England Hint, n bill liwl beoii introduced in the lioune of commons by Mr. Donnr Law, secretary for the colonfcs, on May 3, prnvidingTor. the pxtpiiFion of the llfo the Camifliait parliament for nnn year. 1 Aid in Seeding The prime, niinftlor niso prosenlod frnm the deputy minister j sures tor feeding the populuMon Berlin." KEEP MACARONI IN ITALY Washington, May The pinch of war has caused Italy to put an em- bargo on the export of macaroni, one of her chief food products. London, May Hardinge. former viceroy of India and from 1906 to 1910 permanent under-secretary of state for foreign affairs, will resume temporarily the latter in succes sion to. Sir Arthur Nicolson, who if retiring on account of, ill health. An- year nounceraent to this effect, was made this evening by the foreign office. _ When Prince Eric of the royal fam- ily of Denmark goes home to manage the big farm of his father, the King of (hat nation, he will know bow to brand his cattle In the true Western Canadian way. For the royal prince is now enjoying himself'at the big Mc- Iiityre ranch south of Magrath, where the annual spring roundup of head of cattle is in progress together with the branding the years crop of calves. Prince Eric arrived in Lethbridge _ver a week ago and: registered at the Lethbridge under the name of W. Rosen of Markerville. Pew imUie city knew that royalty was being i enter- tained. The prince arrived with ,W. F. Stevens, provincial livestock com- missioner, with whom he. is', touring the south looking over the big farms and ranches which made this part of the world famous. --He-is en joying himself Immensely in the free life of Western Canada .but. inciden- tally storing up knowledge of how 'arming on a big scale is being done in Alberta. The prince arrived in Alberta early in March, coming .via New York, tvhence newspaper stories .were sent out telling the object -of his visit. On arrival in-Alberta- himself to officials the provincial department of if there is anything iii doesn't know when he' leaves again for Denmark it will not .be the tault of his travelling companions.'.-here. iUuch of his time is being spent-with residents uf the Danish colony, at Markerville, which is named after C. Marker, the provincial dairy sioner who was at one time a dairy commissioner in Denmark.' Prince Eric will return from the Mclntyre ranch tomorrow and will spend Sunday in the city .the guest pf Mayor and Mrs. Hardie. While here a few days ago be was'shown about the city, the mines and .the experi- ment station by-the mayor and G. R; Marnoch. el G; JEWwards. Col. Allison's secretary to whom of the million dol- lar commission was awarded, enter- ed the room t irly and took a seat at I the ,back of the room. Farmer, Agent, Broker Colonel Allison described himself j supplies under protection of the Aus- as a farmer, agent, and broker on I tro-Hungarian fleet to Durrazo, ParisT May hundred fifty steamers Have been assembled at the. Hungarian, seaport of Flume to transport .troops.' munitions and Two Lethbridge veterans -will .-re- turn to Sunny Alberta on, Victoria .Day- arriving in Calgary in the morning. They are Jas.'D. Craigeu, who went with a well known Calgary battalion leaving here iu and j IVobert Harry Lib-went with the first contingent in a western-bat- talion. It is expected that :ihe men will be detained at thet convalescent home in Calgary for some, time before allowed to proceed, .to Leth- bridge. The nature of their injuries is not known. J both sides of the boundary line. When did you first meet General asked Mr. Hellmitth. bania here This information was received advices from Innisbr.uck. It is supposed here tbat the Aus- Musical Festival, Big Event in Provincial Musical Circles, To Open in City on Tuesday The local committee in charge" of for tho various competitions, several the provincial musical festival are competitors coming from as far busily engaged in completing prepar- ations for the big mences next Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock In Wesley church. The festival will open on Tuesday morning with Competitions in junior find open piano nnd junior violin. The larger competitions will be held on Tuesday evening, Wednesday' and Thursday. Sessions will be held each morning antl afternoon. The big concerts will he lifilrl on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with the organ recital (Jhul> on Wednesday afternoon in Knox church. Tin: adjudicators, Messrs. .IMiys Thomas, Winnipeg and Frederick of militia tihoiving that iS.CtOG soldiers i Chubb, Vancouver, arc expected to HOW In training inmnadu had gone arrive in the city Monday -.evening ctf wi-lcavo lo1 seeding opera- Mrs. N. .W. Allin, local secretary, bis Hie.farrnc; received a large: number Kflmonton, Calgary and Menlclne Hat. Local artists have taken a keen in- terest in the festival and there are a large number of entries from these. Saverat musicians, in addition to the competitors arc coming from Calgary and Edmonton to be present during the festival. Among these it is ex- pected will be President Cox of Ed- monton, Vernoii Barford, a prominent musician of the nprthetu city T and others. Ueut.-Goyernor Brett will come to tbo city on Thursday and will bf- the guest of .honor at the corir cert on Thursday evening, when be will present the prizes to tho-various' winners. He .will be the guest of Mayor Ilardte while here flnd since this Is his first visit, since bis appoint- ment as lieutenant-governor, it Is ex- cannot recall. It is so many trians intend to ma-ke a strong at- rs "ago. ft was at Toronto." tack on the Albanian town of Avlona His; relations with General Hughes j which is occupied by the had only been those of an acquaint-j forces, a friend. Colonel Allison had been acting as WINNIPEG Winnipeg, Jlay clearings for the week ended tod.ay were S24.221, as compared ".with 604 for the corresponding week last year and. for the same week of 191.4. GOVERNOR APOLOGIES Washington, May John Chancellor, the British governor of Trinidad, .called on President Wilson on Wednesday and explained bis fail- ure'to officially receive Secretary of the 'Treasury McAdoo. when the latter i island on his recent trip j to South America. Sir Cecil Spring- j Rice, the British ambassador, had; previously expressed regret to the i president for the incident, which was liie'.to a misunderstanding as to Mr. McAdoo's arrival. City's Surplus for Year 1915 Shown in Auditor's Statement Issued This Week CHOSE A CANDIDATE St. John, N.B., Mny provin- cial opposition convention held in Dor- cbester, Wednesday, choae Dr. E. A. Smith( of Sbediac, to oppose Hon. R G. -Malioney. the new minister of mib- Uc-works, in the Westmoreland coun- ty bye-election on May 30. May wheat........... July' wheat............115 J lily oats 46% High pouted bis visit will be the Low of a round of social functions. Fulr and warm. Showing to tile good on the city's operations for 1915, the an- nual auditor's statement prepared by W. A. Henderson ttnd Co., lias just been issued .U'Ui lim in "the hands of the public In a few days. The amount of -money handled by the city during the year in all departments was The credit balance on the year's operations "is made iij) of savings in the 'different .departments.. amounting to a surplus on the water- works department, amounting to and a surplus In the electrical department of ?210.08. These did not offset the deficit tn Uie street rail- way department amounting to S41.S10, but taxes w.ero paid by the var- ious .utilities last year .as follows Street railway, Ele.etr.ic light Waterworks 143 19 lota V of the taxes thus paid, which were not levied against.the util- ities in years past Is almost and would offset street railway deficit. In reality the. deficit on public utilities 'during the year was less than con- sidering general conditions, is thought very good. The city's revenue for the year came from the following sources Finance dept., taxes, etc. Waterworks dept. Electric dopt Il6 333 65 Street railway and Bueclal. taxes to cover deficit U. S. President Wants to Investigate the Case of American in the Irish Revolt WAS SENTENCED TO BE EXECUTED Washington, May Wilson, acting at the request of. Sena- tor O'Gorman, of New York, sent a message last night through the state department to Ambassador Page at London, directing him to make every possible effort to secure delay in tho execution of the sentence on Jeremiah C. Lynch, of New York, a naturalized United States citizen convicted by court martial of being implicated, in the Irish uprising in Dublin. Informa- tion readied here last night to Sena- tor O'Gorman by friends of. Ly.nch in Mew York to the effect that Lynch had been sentenced to death and would he shot at midnight. New York time. Secretary of State Lansing, at thn direction of the president, at 9 o'clock last night cabled Ambassador Page -to make 'representation' on behalf .of Lynch 'in order to save bis life, peud of." the facts in the" case by the United 'States govern- ment. Cablegrams yesterday bad told of Lynch's conviction, but did not give sfliiteiice. M Has No Change to Make in Sir Matthew Nathan's Sfoiy That Govt. Was Warned London, May Birrell, who resigned as chief secretary lor Ireland after the Sinn Fein revolt, peared today as a witness before the royal 'commission which is conducting an inquiry into the Irish rebellion. The presence of the chief secretary aroused .keen interest in view the dramatic testimony given Thursday by Sir Matthew Nathan, former under secretary for Ireland. Sir Matthew testified that the .gov- ernment hiid advance information.re- garding GeYman plans for aiding the [rlsh rebels, and Mr. Birrell was ex- pected to give more on this point.- At the-outset of'the hearing Mr. Birrell stated- he had read Sir Matthew Nathan's, statement and :hat he did not know that there were any additions or modifications .he wished to make. He then read a statement which he had prepared and which he described as dealing hi: a general the Sinn Fein- ers. HUN STEAMERS SUNK London, May srakin6 ot two German steamships by a'submar- ne, believed to be a Russian, is le- ported in a Renter dispatch from Stockholm. The steamers were the Kolga, Hamburg for- Stockholm and the Bianca. EVERYBODY OUT Ansonia, Conn., May en- tire police force and the fire brigade were called out shortly after noon today to quell an. outbreak of strikers at the plant of the Ansonia Manufac- turing company. Several shots were iiletl t' c "Ot it that one or two men had been shot. BRITISH WAR CREDIT Total revenue Notes on the Audit The c.itys total bonded Indebtedness at present is The arrears of taxes as "December 1915, amounted to ON PAGE 3) London, May is gen- erally believed that the vote of credit Mr Asqulth will ask from parliament next 'IU3sda< will he tor 000. .Tills will he, the eleventh vote since the beginning of lite will bring the totdl thus granted up to ;