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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta IX. LETHBBIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 22, 1916 NUMBER 137 Birrel Laughed at Rumors of Revolt, Says a Witness Expend Great Forces in Effort to Capture the Key to Now Has Been Raging 4 Months ,x London, May the continua- tion of Koyal ('ojiumssion's in- quiry into tho Irish revolt. Viscount MiddhHoti described the action which lie said lit.- had taken to bring the ac- tivities of the Sinn Fein to attention of tlie Irish authorities before the out- break, llci said lie bad conferred with Augustine Blrrcll. then chief secre- tary for Ireland and bad strongly urged that national volunteers be dis- armed. Mr. Birrcll had in effect, de- Wimboru of. results ilial would follow if no action was taken. Baron Wiinb'orne was then called. He said that since the chief for Ireland has' dislodged the Lord- Lieutenant tn the Cabinet, the Lord Lieutenant's powers had been entire- ly .usurped by the chief secretary and under secretary. HP had no execu- tive machinery with which lie could take action Independent of his col- leagues, lie declared nor had he any means of asserting iiis views when ariiimi. ,vtr. mnuii uuu i" clared the witness, that the movement [hey conUicted with those of his nom- was to be laughed at, not to be taken serlo.usly. Viscount Middleton said he had told inal subordinates. Lord Wimborne Declared he imagin- ed that the charge that would be Paris, .May battle of Ver- dun, the longest and most bitterly contested individual struggle of the war, enters on ils fourth inontJi. The Germans, with characteristic patience and stubbornness, are hammering at Dcadman's hill, where the most fur- ions and bloody lighting of the three months" conflict has taken place. desperately to the trench- es that they have wrested from French on the lower slopes of the hill I ion the Teutons have hurled sixty thous- and men, backed by 60 batteries of jyms of all calibres forward along tlie seven mile front from Afvouonrt wood to the Meuse in a desperate ef- fort, to seize the coveted summit. As has been usual in this war when either side launched a well prepared and strongly delivered offensive the Germans have succeeded in gaining a footing .in the French first line at a cost of severe losses. However, judg- ing from the experience of the past it will not be a difficult task for the French to dislodge them before they are able to follow .up their movement. Both sides-will then return to their former positions to await another of- fensive. Tiht mils I continue Sir Mathew Nathan, then under sec- brought against the Irish government oTCd0 -tury for Ireland, that Redmond tness said be again warned Baron any Paris. -May Grenadiers occupied several block houses in Avo- court wood on the Verdun front in the course of severe fighting last night. The struggle west of Dead- man's hill was terrific. The war office statement this after- noon says that attacks of Gorman in- fantry were repulsed. Block houses in Avocourt wood were abandoned by j Germans. East of the river Mense j AMI infantry fighting occurred at Handle- (junner in Lethbridge Battery mont captured Sunday by the French. Germans attacked these positions, and the statement asserts were repulsed with heavy loss. Interested .in Farming Opera- tions in District and in Mod- ern Prison Methods Here" 1 Prince Denmark, third son of the King of Denmark, and cousin of King George of England, having seen Southern.-Alberta, is so impress- ed with .it that he la enthusiastic about its prospects. ]ts climate, its irrigation, its mixed farming prospects all impress him. On his trip He saw winter rye well advanced and wondered why more of it was not raised in the district. Alfalfa and irrigation caught his fancy. He hails from one of the mixed farming countries of the world and naturally is more ed in mixed farming than anything else. He saw immediately that the combination of alfalfa, irrigation and live stock meant and real mixed farming. 'Consequently he was enamored -with our possibilities in that direction., He saw alfalfa being seeded, be saw it green and growing, lie saw cattle pasturing upon it and he carries away with him. as a opinions about our future in mixed farming that probably very few of our own residents possess. The Provincial .Tail, its treatment of prisoners, its fine farm, also won tho admiration of the young farmer Prince. He visited the Jail with Presi- dent Marhoch of the Board of Trade, and Dr. and Mrs. Marrs. On Sunday he was the guest of Mayor Hardie. He made, a call at the Kiltie Headquarters and was pleased to: meet there, Lieut. Laub, a fellow countryman. He was also present .at the Kiltie concert, on Saturday night. Prince Eric left this morning for his Alberta headquarters at Marker- ville. BACK TO ENGLAND York, May IiiEpcct- tur Alfred Ward and an assistant from Scotland Yard, arrived today from Liverpool to take back to Eng- t land the self-confessed German spy and former member of the British par- liament. 'Ignatius T. T. Lincoln; Lin- coln Is wanted In ICngland to'answ'er to a charge of forgery. MUNITION 3LACKER5 ScNT TO FRONT Paris, May 20.--On account of di- minution .in the output of munitions. Albert Thomas has issued instruc- any munitions workers found under the influence oC alcoholic stimulants shall immediately be sent to tlie fighting line. The explanation given is that tho penalty la not In the nature of a punishment, Iwt bec.iuflo tlie man in question is unlikely to ox- perience. tho same temptations at the front. In Re- cord of His Family VESSELS SEIZED BY BRITAIN NET OVER London, May net gain of i, haa been realized by Great1 Britain from the seizure of enemy ships and their cargoes in the last 20 months of the war, according to the record of tho prize court. The gov- ernment has accepted 157 ships, which have been disposed of after decision by the prize court. Won! has been received in tlie cJty that Alex Martin who left the first battery lias been wounded in action somewhere in France or Belgium. Gunner Martin is member of a family that is Surely Patriotic Addresses Memory of Dead Lethbridge Men Is Revered Empire Day sermons were the or- der in two or three of the churches in the city yesterday, in commemor- ation of Empire Day which will he celebrated throughout Canada morrow, May 23nl, The occasion was made the oppor- tunity in Knox church last night for a special sermon by Rev. A. H. Den- oon, on the British empire and what it stood for and special reference also to tlie men of the confevegation whd" were at the front. Rev. Mr. Denoon referred to the extent, the population and resources of the British empire. These things alone did not make an empire great. Germany-had all these yet she was loathed among the na- tions of the world. Character was what made an empire great, and Brit- CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) doing its bit. There are two brothers in the Highlanders in the old country, one a veterinary in the old country, one in 'the ,11.3th, one in the Gist, one a at the detention camp, and two who have applied to Join the army but have been turned down. "Scotty" is well known in the city, ttiiii the record of liis family is some" Lethbridge may well London, May confir- mation was obtained today of the re- ports that a sentence of ten years in prison has been given in the case of Jeremiah C. Lynch, an American citi- zen, charged with having participated in the Irish rebellion. The American embassy received this information to: day from the military authorities. PASSES THE HOUSE Washington, May admiuis tration shipping bill, designed to ,up. build the 'merchant marine and to strengthen the navy, passed tlie houfae today hy a to 161 MT tually in the form introduced. ACCOUNTS FOR 25 London, May William KJrkbride. former champion rifle shot of recruits, is reported to haye so far 'sniped" 25 enemies at the front. Snow and Rain Storm Covers District With Welcome Moisture With precipitation uis'till one o'clock this afternoon amounting to ,85 Inch- es, southern Alberta today is exper- iencing tlie moisture storm of tho season, and 'the farmers arc smiling in the direct ratio of the aum- ber of hours the storm.! Rain and wet snow is the order of the day right from north of Calgary to.the boundary line and from the Rockies to the eastern boundary of the prov- 'nce. The storm started in Lethbridge at midnight tint1., snow and rain had re- sulted in .57 Indies precipitation up till 7 o'clock this morning. Up till the Lime of going to press there had been no sign of let-iip. from country points Indi- cate the storm general. At Okotoks this morning the show was falling iliick and fast ami all farm work was tied up. At Monarch the reports are that tlie storm had been raging since early In the morning. Lethbridge seems to the centre of the storm belt with the storm com- ing from the It did not start at Raymond until just before daylight and somewhat later at Magraih. At Cardstbn U was not Snowing at eight when (lie local train left for Lethbridge, but Bince shortly after that It haa been pouring down and I over'half nn inch up till noon I East, of the city, according to the C. P. R. dispatchers' ofiice, the storm is general, arid though Medicine Fiaf. reported no rain during the night it is now falling heavily there and at ail intermediate points. The heavy precipitation could not have come at a better time for the farmers of the south. All Spring wheat lias been in the ground over a week. Oats are more than half seed- ed as is also the barley crop. No flsx is sown yet, but with plenty of mpis tare assured the .farmers will be very likely to piece of land for that crop which need not be sow.n until early next month. Was Very Welcome While there was no crying need for moiaturu except if, districts where- the wind had done damage In blow- ing the lighter topsoil, farmers were beginning to grow anxious. The crop is well up and well rooted but the surface was beginning to get dry, and the present moisture was needed to give the impetus the crops needed, There is plenty, of. latent mpfsture in the and this rain will supply any deficiency in the topsoil. It might also he pointed out that there Is n Int..of land seeded on stub- ble, and plenty of .partic- uMrly- needed for this sort of crop (CONTINUED ON PAGE .j) f Medicine Hat, .May The Lake of the Woods Milling Co. will rebuild their mill here. Positive assurance to that ef- fect came from the head oilic- ials on Saturday, ijp to today citizens had been alarmed that the mill might go to Calgary reports having appeared to that effect. IAKE MENCE OF to lay a new charge against J. F. Bole, com- missioner of dispensaries in, Saskat- chewan, was by H. V; for J. Brad- simw; ll.L.A., before Blwood-Brown commission sitting here for the day. .Mr. Bigelow charged that "In 1913 H.' Hlflman paid money to J. F. Bole- for the purpose liquor- license." of securing a Sea Battle in The Baltic London, May from Kalmar, in Sweden, on the Baltic SB sent from Copenhagen, to the Exchange Telegraph company, state that a violent cannonade was in progress between German and Russian warships. THROTTLE'S Cavalry Links Up With the British Force Near Now Turned Into Victory London, May Russians i have evacuated Bethaiessa, their ad- liave achieved part one of their main j vanced position on the right bank of objectives in Asiatic. Turkey, the join- the Tigris, and also have lost to tho Britis' ing of hands with the British allies fighting against the Turks on the Tigris river. Without preliminary an uouncement, and apparently (juite un- expectedly, a force or Russian cavalry "after a bold and adventurous rule" has for tn.ed a junction with the British Geneni! G on in go, on the right hank ot the Tigris, in the region of Kut-lSl- Amara, where only recently a British t force under CJen. Townshend, utter a j long siege, was forced to 'capitulate I to the Turks. How the Russians made heir ad- j vance, whether along the Tigris val- I ley past Bagdad cr down through j not been made known. I Coincident with their arrival. how- ever, conies a report thai 'the Turks their Dujailam redoubt. Official Statement Petrograd also Bays the Russians are keeping their advance on Mo- sul. An official statement issued to- night concerning the situation along the Tigris follows: "General Lake reporie that on the Itith the enemy vacated the Beth- aiessa advanced position on the right bank of the Tigris. Gen. Gorrlnge, following up the enemy, attacked and carried the Dujailam redoubt. The enemy is still holding the Sann- ayiyat position on the left bank .of the river. "A force of Russian cavalry has joined General Gorrlnge, after a bold and adventurous ride." Finishes Argument With Mem- ber Chicago Audience in True Irish Style .-.Mr. Mucdonald, counsel for Mr. Bole on another charge, objected to ad- mitting new charges'; because Mr. Bigelow had had no -conference with Mr. Brailshaw. -We certainly should not allow any new charges at this said Chairman Brown. Commissioner El wood took the view that the enquiry should not be stopped by any technicality. On the chairman's ruling the charge was not I proceeded with. Evidence at Winnipeg 'Evidence was tagen here today -by the JSlwoodiBrown commission, which has been sitting in Regina for several weeks investigating political activi- ties in Saskatchewan, In connection with'-charges against J. A. Sheppard, speakr-r of the Saskatchewan legisla- ture, and J. F. Bole, former member for Regina and present commissioner of the government, dispensaries. Wit- nesses 'were Mr. and Mrs. H. -Ji. Hill- maa Mi Hillmaa formerly held a wholesale liquor license in Regina. Mr Hillman said that, he had tried to get retail license at Limerick, for which, one Mr. Marshall had also ap- Chicago, May Larkin, foun- der of the. Irish citizen army, at a rea- sonably safe distance from the centre trouble, on Sunday leaped across the. orchestra pit from the stage at Cohan's grand opera house and maul- ed and threw out Matthew Thomas Newman, an Englishman, who was sitting in the fifth row or the theatre and who had criticized some of his statements. "The English certainly murdered the Irish in true Russian the speaker said, and was applauded. But Newman, who sat near the front, arose and said: "T am as good an Irishman as there is present today. I have lived in Ireland and my mother came from a-long line of Ireland's best, but such bally rot makes me ill. I say, why do yon try to put over such ridiculous Mr. Newman's, further remarks were smothered by the flying tackle of Mr. f Larkin. He ch'qked the offender and j shook him -uutiK his hair was awry: and his collar loose. The incident put j A NEEDED PROVISION f London, May Canadian Women's club at Folkestone is build: ing and furnishing an assembly centre for tuberculosis patients at the Moore i barracks hospital. are not allowed to mix with the other patients _ A great need has been felt for this provision. A special feature is the wide verandah, revolving huts, ad- j justable to the various winds. Board Shows Reduction in Number of Convictions in-Court the audience1 in line fighting trim and Larkin the -stage and made a fiery "speech. Mr. Larkiiy4n'h'is address stated that Irish revolutionists were assisted by Angela Spring-jlice, sister of Am- bassador Spring-Rice, who represents Great Britain at Washington. i London, May success of the central control board. in reduc- ing the drink evil in Scot- land and Wales since the board s auguration in June rili is strikmglj shown in the second report made b> Us chairman, Lord D'Abernon. The report shows that tlie efforts of the board have resulted in the re- d.uction of the average weekly num- ber of convictions for drunkenness in England and Wales -from in 1914 to an average of .940 for last March, the latest month- for which figures are available In Scotland the average has been reduced from in 1014 to 79-1 in March. Bracebridge, May J. Batt, of 277 Mulberry Street, Buf- falo, N. Y., partner in a big plumbing concern, his crippled wife and her mother. 'Sarah Lieber, were drowned, in the Niagara river at 9.30 o'clock Saturday night when their automobile suddenly rolled backward through the gangway of steamer Welcome, -and turned ferry over, plied Mr. Sheppard, he said went j dropped into-the river about HO feet to his store and told him he (Shep-ifrom the Port Erie dock. would help get the-license that It would cost Hillman Hillman said lie telephoned Hugh Ar- mour one of the license commission- ers, who advised him to pay no at- tention to Sheppard. Hillman did not ON PAGE 5) AERIAL ATTACK ON CAIRO Cairo, Egypt via London May aerial attack b> the Turks on Cairo, -was' made today, causing the death of two persons and the. Injury of a number of others.' t 10 S1AR1 Work on taking the census in the four- western provinces will start on Thursday, June 1st, and already com- missioners and enumerators are be- ing-appointed. R. B. Barnes of Macleod appointed commissioner tor the Medicine Hat, Lethbridge 'and Macleod new federal ridings, and is buav appointing his district enum- erators. He will be in Lethbridge on Thursday of this week to appoint nnd give instructions to the enumer- ators for this district. MARKETS May wheat 113 July wheat July oats July flax AI CAPITAL Conservative Press Sensational- ly Charge Him With Giving Information to Germans Winnipeg, May 20. The Ottawa correspondent of the Free Press wires that an interesting situation has de- veloped at the capital. F. Carvell; who has been devot- ing his attention without charged, de- spite the fact that he is a man of little wealth, to the inquiry, .and whose painstaking efforts, have been responsible for the disclosures, has been called a traitor for his pains. In. a sensational article published wide- ly in the ministerial press during, the week, Mr. Carvell has been accused of "trafficking with, the Huns" and oE handing over important information 'to pro-German lawyers In other words, he has been charged with jhigli treason, which is an offence panlsh- 'ablc by hanging or shooting. It would appear now that it would have been if the papers which published this had. secured the tn_cfR anil -reck oned the1 cost before they did so To- night Mr. Carvell would not discuss the question beyond stating that ac- tions for libel would be immediately entered against several of the promt nent dailies of the Dominion, "who have published the libelous articles started by the Ottawa Joumal" From another source, however, it is learned that when the names of the two other gentlemen, in adiitiong to W Truers Jerome, to whom Mr Can ell referred v m the commons, are made public, and also the names of the prominent Can adians who were present at all; his interviews with Jerome, it is probable that regret will be felt of a very real kind at the publication of the article Verily tlie .pursuit of graft is sin- rounded with difficulties X- Importance of Farm Life is Emphasized in Sunday Sermons b 56 Low 32 Cool with occasional rain, followed by clearing in Alberta In accordance with the iMquest of the United Farmers special, sermons were delivered in Alberta elyirclies yesterday to members of the U. F. A., and On the subject of that organiza- tion. In Lethbridge several splend- id sermons. were listened to by large congregations. Rev. Mr..Cflbbledrck 'Men ars saying today that graft is The man convicted of I graft today is convicted of treason {and is Where did this new conscience come-from? There Is not more graft today- than there has been Walpole's time it was said that every vote had its price. There la not more graft today, 1 say, but there Is being turned upon-it the bright light' of the people's new con- science. These carefully weighed words came last evening, from the lips of Rev; G. H. Cobbledlck as be discoursed on the aims and objects of the United Far- mers of Alberta-from the text: "Lift up a standard, for "the people." The church, the -consolidated school and the U. F. A, local h> declared are the three significant factors today in the rural life of Alberta, and these ho attributes to' tho new conscience of citizenship which stirring the land. In opening subject the minister referred to the letter from President Wood of the U.F.A. to -tire various locals asking that the ministers''bfe' asked to tell the people Iroirfarthe churclf is prepared to lead 'in 'Obtdfti- ing political purity, commercial" hbn'- esty and in the social life of tLb peo pie. And the answer mat me church stood at the inspir-1 ntion of the people In all'their'e'rife'r- i prises for the betterment' of "co'n'di- tiohd. is no: need; to' tell the church to lead in these mat ters, it is doing so doing so, and the United Farmers of Al- berta is one. of the outcomes. The church has always led. .In foreign missions the first signs -of civiliza- tion are the schools, the hospitals and the printing press hand in hand with the It was the same in the early days of Canada. The church is make, citizenship the and the Social Service Con- gress of Canada is one, of the out- comes of the cliurch's work in: this direction. first annual address of 8. S. Dunham before thy UFA con ventlon in Calgary last winter ing that this very statesmanlike ad- dress emphasized the' fundamental principles of the U F same principles the church is trying to em phasize. ON Ottawa, May from the war office indicate that a very con siderable number of horses for-'jail, tary -service- will he required from Canada this summer Buying xon a somewhat extensive scale is to be re- sumed by the British remount com- with headquarters in Mont- horses 'have been purchased in Canada for war purpos- es by the allied governments since the outbreak of the war, while over have, been, purchased 7in the United States. Probably another 20, 000 will be purchased in Canada this year, thus insuring a steady market and continued good prices for horses suitable for artillery and transport work. Lieut.-Coi; Dr. Warnock, M.P., has b'een ordered again to report for duty in-Montreal to help superintend the work of securing and inspecting re- mounts. WHAT THINKS Washington, May 20. Chkirman Tillman' of tho Senate' naval commit- tee today attacked the rivers and harbor foil! as a criminal waste and begged that the money be devoted to naval spoke for a navy second to oont'at fept England's. ;