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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LKTIIHKIDGK, ALBERTA, .SA'ITUDAY. MAY 20. WO NUMBER 13G FIRST PICTURES OF SI NX I'KIN REBELLION'. Dramatic Moments When Allison ently is to Involve j British Consul in Scandal Ottawa, Hay develop- ments nml veiled hisimmlroim involv- ing; tho British consul-general in Now York, i.-liaractcmed lliu examination (il Colonel .Jolin Wesley Allison by tile sovenimont i-oiinsol, L. P. Hollimuli. K.C. Col. Allison, almost overcome in tlio '.vHness liox as a roaiiit of Mr. llcllinuth's close esainination. finally motioned to his own counsel, who asked the rOmmi.ssion that his client he excused. The Colonel had appear- ed to getllllE and waa evi- dently testifying with' some difficulty. lie had hoeii taken over the chro- nology of events connected with iho fuse i-oiiiractK, anil at lirsl was quick and concise Id ills ruanonses. Then .Mr. Hollmntn produced what was said to have heen a circular letter read in Hie house of commons last March. It was dated May. 1915, and written liy Col. Allison to people figuring In the fuse contracts: In this letter tho colonel had taken the position that his dominating mo- tive was to get low prices i'or fuses, and that under, no circumstances would he accept conimlssion from anyhody in respect to this contract. The witness was closely pressed as to 10 ME CO Japs Preparing to Take Over Celestial Kingdom on Ac- count of Revolution Chicago; May Washington correspondent of Hie Tribune Hays: "Japan is getting ready to take over part, it not ail, o? China, an a result of Hie revolution and other disturb- ances which are rending the oriental republic. "This intelligence has reached Washington in official advices from the far east. Administration officials arn watching developments closely, realizing that at almost any time the United Stales will he confronted with Urn necessity of defining its attitude towards Japanese designs upon Chi- iliow lie recotu-iled this Ittfor with his i acceptance of commissions from You- kuin. following an arrangement made aorat'. time previously. His an.swer was tiiat the letter related only lo the Hrm of Dowlcr and Forbes, who were figuring on fuse contracts. A similar letter went to Patterson. The witness was not very clear in his answers, when (in this point. Previously he bad mentioned some suspicions he had of tho Dowler- Porbes concern. H was when Colonel Allison was questioned about this that he said: "There was a great of talk about the Dowlcr, Forbes and Co. being mixed up with Sir Courtney Bennett (British consul-general in New York) and others. I don't think I should be called upon to go Into it." Immediately Wallace Nesbltt. K.C.. coached the witness to go ahead, ex- claiming: "Let it come out. Wliy should we protect Sir Courtney Uen- n Discussion ensued as to the relevan- cy of any-such evidence, especially when the British consul in New York was not, represented. Grows Dazed j Col. Allison meanwhile was getting i dazed. He repeatedly passed hi'; i hands over his face, and finally mo jtioned to his counsel, George F. Hen- j del-son, who asked the court that he be allowed to retire. It had been de- i cided previously that the cross-exami- nation of Colonel Allison would I be taken up today, so that, as the I commission Is not to sit next week. Colonel Allison will not be heard iagain until after it resumes. In his (evidence which preceded the dramatic moments at the end, Col. Allison ad- "he was to share in tiie j Yuaknrn commission, and expressed regret that he had not told General Hughes about it "in view olj the im- nression that has been Memory 'Hazy.' Allison's memory a-ppears to be rathw hazy -on many of the incidents, that have been touched upon in evi- dence. He pleaded lack of memory frequently in reply to questions put by Mr. Hellmuth. Attempt to Cross the Canal is Blocked --Air Raids OR Belgium arid Eng- land, Several Persons Killed frisk EebebJ' These .w among the first pictures of the receni Irish Rebellion in Dublin, which have reached this cmintiv The left picture shows a wall of one of the rebel strongholds falling under shell fire from a gunboat in i lie'river. The right picture shows two rebels in the Sinn Fein uniform, photographed oii the roof of a buiidiiiK they were guarding, on the outbreak of the trouble. j Clocks Pushed Ahead An Hour Adopted in Norway NEW COUNSEL .Ottawa. May A. Hut- -chiEon. K. C., of Brockville, will succeed Capt. John Tliomp- son K.C., as counsel to assist the Davidson commission in- vestigation of war contracts. The commission will sit on Monday when the opposition will be represented by H. H. Dewart. v London. May on clocks on railroads, post oilices, news- paper offices, ptiMce stalioiiK and other place? where business is con- ducted throughout the night will .be pushed forwnrcl at i! o'clock Sunday morning to o'clock in accordance with the daylight saving act. The general public will put their clocks and watcliea one hour ahead before going to bed tonight or will awake to find themselves late for breakfast. new schedule will run until Sept. 30.' when clocks will be stopped for an hour. Norway Christiania, via. Lundon, May The legislature has passed the day- light saving bill, advancing the clocks one hour. The new regulation goes into effect on May 22. is encouraging news in the weather report 6C today. The forecast for southern Alb.erta is fair and warm for S.unday followed by local show- ers at the beginning: of -Mm week. the newly seeded crops are not by any means suffering for lack of moisture, the ground being full of it. the surface is getting dry, and a good rain throughout the south would be welcome. ffiMEffiGEMHE SUPPLY IN Amsterdam, via London, May A Berliu. dispatch to the Frankfurter JCe-itung says that tlie fe.Icral council has empowered the imperial chancel- lor to seize and regulate the distribu- tion of all vegetable supplies in the empire. This regulation will be put Into effect by (he new director of food supplies, whose appointment has been authorised. I3arteii has adopted a system of egg- tickets. A ticket entities a citizen to three, eggs a week. Ottawa, May government received a statement today in connec- tion with the Ross Rifle eontroversy whicb has arisen here within the last. week. The statement is to the effect that the letter said to come from Gen. Alderson to Gen. Gwatkin. was pub- lished in an Ottawa.newspaper with- out authority of Gen. Gwatkin, hav- ing been asked or obtained. This let ter, it is said, is the most encouraging material possible to the enemy.' Theh I Ross rifle, it is stated, being; a nr.w arm, naturally has its champions and its detractors and in all ranks there are bound to be differences of opin- ion. Reference is made to the test held in the presence of Major-Genera! Steele and Lt.-Col. Presonel, of the musketry school at Shorncliffe on April Stli, last, at which Oie following results were reached on a .compara- tive team shoot of the Ross and Lee- En field. The statement winds up -by saying hit. rounds 21.3: score- rounds t-ee-Enficld. average rounds fired, 19.5; hits, 17.8; score'.47.7. The statement winds up by saying that the -matter is now in tiie hands of Sir Douglas J-lalg. AGAINST CONSCRIPTION Montreal May 20. The Trades and Labor council or this cily last nlfilit went on record as not. favor- ing conscription In Canada, and ox- pressing Uic belief Hint recruiting un- der the present system had not been exhausted. OSPREY SUNK London, May dispatch from Hull :to Lloyd's says that the motor fishing boat Osprey hmi bent- sunk by 'n German Bub-marine. Tho crew mas picked up. Dunlin, May Irish judges have resumed their sittings in the four courts which have been closed for an extra long recess because of the re- bellion. Except for a few large holes j in one of the outer walls caused by gun lire during'the rebellion the-build- in'S shows feu- traces of-having been occupied by the rebels. Sentries with fixetl liayonets still guard the build- ing. '-_ PRESBYTERY PROTESTS Montreal. May presbytery j of Montreal Thursday afternoon pass- ed a, resolution protesting against a proposal of the to appoint a representative of. to the Pro- tesiant school board of Montreal. CONNECTED WITH "pASEMENT Tralee, Ireland. May i'ji.via London G. Goodwin, a is .under arrest here. It is helievedl his case is. connected- with the landing Sir Roger Casement. j Paris. May troops took jthe offensive along the Yser canal be- jtwoen Steintras and Hetsas last night. Uhe war office announced today. An 'attempt to cross the canal failed. j Germans also attacked in the Cham- pagne district. The announcement j.says that asphyxiating gas was used jbiit that the assault was repulsed. i Dunkirk Bombarded i Dunkirk was bombarded by German aeroplanes. Two women were killed jam! 27 persons were wounded. The I town of Bergues, near Dunkirk, also 'was bombarded by German aero- planes. Five persons were killed and eleven wounded. In retaliation for these attacks, four French and Belgian aeroplanes dropped bombs on German camps. On the Verdun front there were no important developments. French posit ions at Avocourt and at Dead Man's Hill were bombarded violently. Raid English Coast London. "Cv-Three German seaplanes made a raid on the English coast last night, a British official an- nouncement this afternoon states. One of Uie air craft was brought down off the Uelgian coast. The seaplanes dropped 37 bombs, wounding one sol- dier and two civilians, Two civilians were wounded. The statement says: "A hostile air raid was carried out on the east coast uf Kent last night by at least three seaplanes. The raid- era made the English coast a few minutes after 2 o'clock this morning. One seaplane then turned north and. dropped a dozen bombs over tho Isle of Thanet. Some windows were brok- en. Otherwise there were no casual- ties and no damage. "Two other seaplanes turned south land dropped 25 explosive bombs over I southeastern Kent. In one town a few bombs took effect. One soldier was killed, one woman and one sea- man were injured, one public house was wrecked and several houses damaged. The remaining bombs caus- ed no casualties or damage. "The raiders all made off as soon as their bombs were discharged. One the raiding seaplanes was brought down by naval patrol oft" the Belgian coaat this morning." A GREAT SUCCESS Relax Blockade to Allow Ship-j ment of I verely Condemned of i Distressing Death of the Little 'Daughter of Mrs: and Mrs. R. Howard Buw Island, May death un- der very distressing circumstances, of little Dorothy Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard, who live at Bow Island, look place last Monday. The little girl had been playing in London, May action Great Britain in consenting to relax j her blockade order and pcnniit the safe passage of tons of dye- sijLitts from Germany to the United States is strongly condemned in a j lengthy, editorial in the Morning Post because such action "gives an advan- tage to the manufacturers of neutral powers over our own manufacturers." "Thanks to qur the Morning Post continues, "our industries are wiiho.ut dyes with which competing industries of another nation are about to he supplied. British textiles must go without but the American textiles are to be supplied by the courtesy of the British navy. Germany thus ac- Toronto, May Wood, G.undy Co., announce that the province of Alberta issue offered to the public Thursday has met with a wide response, the entire amount having been subscribed by four o'clock. The bonds, are now being traded in on ti S.30.. per cent basis 'I' E. F. Hutchings on Annual Visit to City, Pleased With 'v Conditions in. Washington, May received by from the the state department allies sources and a barn and came gopher j twft ends. She prevents the made known for the first time today, American dye Industry from establish-'is that the German submarine IT-IS, poison which she ate. She was rush- ed into Bow Island by her distracted parents, where medical aid was secur- ed, but without avail, the little- girl dying shortly after. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was very large- ly attended, service being held in the Methodist church by Rev. Chas. Bish- assisted by Mr. Ward. ing itself and she strikes a blow at the English textile trade." heavy i commanded by Lieut. Otto Stejnbrink, was the submersible which destroyed jthe channel liner Sussex and brought (the crisis between United States and Germany to a climax. Ambassador J. W. Gerard has not replied to the .state department's inquiry regarding the na- ture punishment imposed upon the I commander as promised by Germany. A farewell banquet for the S. O. E.. C. 6. F. and Kentishinen's members Highlanders and the 61st Battery, will be given by the local lodges of these orders on Monday night at 7.30 sharp in the S. O. E. iiinll, and a splendid affair is being (arranged. H is expected that these {two regiments will leave the city [shortly, and it is hoped to make this I farewell .banquet n big affair. Mem- bers.of the above orders are request- ed to accept this notice as invitation to" attend the banquet as it will he impossible to serve regular notice upon the members. It is that several prominent local speakers have been invited to attend. Auditors Advocate Establishing Annual Tax Sales in Lethbridge DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL Edmonton, May Gray. _. 15-y ear-old son of Gray, farmer of "the Walnwright has been Everything is In readiness for the I c.0mmitteed to stand trial on the big military carnival which is to be j charge of murdering his father. Win, staged at the Majestic theatre to- Gray was shot by the son during a night by the 113th Battalion, and the i quarrel between the husband and wife.- event promises to he one long to beiThe son-claims lie fired iu- remembered. It will be a fitting occa-j tending to frighten the father. He sion for tho citizens of Lethbridge to declares he did not intend show their appreciation of the gallant j________..-_..--------- members of the Kilties, all of whom j GEORGE B. COX DEAD have become endeared to the hearts Cincinnati, May B. Cox, of the residents of this city. political and theatricali magnate, died The three bands of the tregiment at his home here early today. Cos will be the big feature tonight, but in stricken with paralysis Feb. 29 addition there, will also be a number j from which he never recovered, al- of novel features on the program. I though death is said to have been Athletic and gymnastic exhibitions from pneumonia which developed in will occupy a prominent place; rifle [the last few days, drills, bugle calls of the British army. Reams have already been written this year on the question of a tax sale for tho City of Lethbridge. The following from the annual repovL of the city auditors-will therefore be in- teresting, doubly of their close knowledge of the city's finan- cial affairs: "The question of the collection of arrears of taxes .la one so prominently before western municipalities public, and one is so peculiarly its own at the present time, that special com- ment thereon seems almost Uncalled for. Apart altogether from the un- doubted merit of the pica Hint t West- ern Canada, in company with tho rest of the Empire isi experiencing 'in no small degree the hardships of the present financial situation, ap- pears to us to be a growing need for iho early establishment of annual tax sales. Not (hat we arbitrarily' ad- vocate their immediate institution, hut rather that advantage be taken of the earliest opportunity which may present itself, of creating the prece- dent. It is worthy of note in this con- nection that of the sum of due in arrears of taxes as at Decem- ber Itlst; there has since been collected during the sum of 3D2.34, or approximately only 22 per cent of the indebtedness at that date. The city's credit and financial des- tiny arc so .interwoven with tlila' all- important item that tlio necessity of tho council nnd ratepayers keeping j it constantly and actively before them j id one of vast importance." lii the concluding, paragraphs of ,t'ic report the more.refers to this matter whsh lie says: (CONTINUED OK FAUK fi) MIOGEJ10 YEARS IN Jl Highland dances, songs, recitations, and many other interesting items will also be. seen, arid the whole affair will be decidedly well worth, seeing. AH seats In the theatre may be reserved at Iledleys until seven o'clock. AN ASSASSINATION San Francisco, May Chen Chi-Nei a high, official of the Chinese revolutionary party, was as- sassinated by three alleged Yuan Shi Kai supporters in Shanghai last night Optimistic indeed, is E. F. Hutch- ings, president of the Great West Saddlery Co., of "Winnipeg, is in the city today with his brothel, H Hutchings, of Calgary. have just travelled from Winnipeg in easy stages." said Mr. Hutchings to the Herald, "and the outlook is very good. Southern Alberta is 10 advance of the provinces to the east but seeding has been doue under good conditions. The weather has been, backward all through the west but normal weather from now on we will have a bigger crop than moat people realize." Mr. Hutchings cannot quite, get over last year's crop. A year ago. he travelled country In June. He .went back to Winnipeg and told of the bushel crop that was coining. People said he had been having a western pipe dream. But' results proved different- ly. There is a lot of that gram atill in the country and if'there la another big crop in sight in June, it will be rushed to the market so'that he ex- pects to see a very.heavj volume of business all through the that month. Collections ai e better than he has ever seen them for this season of the year and he.thinks they, will be still better. .Mr. Hutchlhgs says his company is not engaged now on war contracts as it is taking the whole equipment to supply the domestic trade Regarding business in his own line, he says th-at leather is going out of sight It lump ed a cent a pound last week.and fur- ther advances are looked for. With cattle at enormous figures leather is bound to be high, and it is scarce Into the bargain. Mclntyres Sell Yearlings For Head in Big Stock Deal i May wheat [July j'July oats July flax What F. Stevens, provincial live [stock conimissionor, considers the most startling transaction in-the live stock.circles of this province has just been completed between the Mclntyre Ranch outfit south of Magrath and the Matador Cattle Co., which runs moua herds all the way from Sas- jkatehewan to the Argentine. The Me- 'lutyre people have just closed a deal with the Matador outfit by which the latter buy S50 head of yearling steers at H price of a head right through, involving the exchange of ness IK very bright for the men who are already in the says Mr. Stevens, "but the prices are rather against the .are afraid to take a chance on'paying the market prices. A new on cattle prices has been set this spring, and if the war continues it is likely to go still higher." The Matador outfit are the biggest cat tin concern in America. A year ago they sold to Armour and Co', of Chicago one shipment .of cattle which netted them, after thg freight, had Hiflh Low over Sunday, then local showers) cash. It Is not thevatnount of deducted, a cheque for that makes the. deal'Important; it Is j Prince Eric of Denmark came in the startling price per head .paid for (from the Mclntyro ranch today. While young stock. The animals are only [there he thoroughly; enjoyed himself one year old. Mr, Stevens says ho re- in helping to brand the shipment member's well when a head was a high price ,-fpr a prime four-year-old. "The outlook in .the livestock bust- which goes to the. Matador conc'oi irn. lie WHS in charge of; tho branding chute during the process. Ottawa, May Robert Bor- den left this morning for ten -days' rest in Gatineau Hills. He was ac- companied by deputy sjieal-ei, E N Rhodes and one or two Ottawa friends It is expected the prime minister will go to England in June. Sir Thomas White, Hon. Dr. Reid; and Hon. T. W. Crothers havo also left, the capital for a week's respite after arduous work of the session. Dr. Reid having acted for daveril.' weeks as both minister of cusfonia" and'of railways. linn. Frank Cochrane, minister railways, who spent most of the ter in the south, recuperating from a severe iliness, returned to Ottawa-' Friday, and immediately took of his department. c ;