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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MAY 211, 1918 NUMBER 138 FRENCH ML FESML PROMINENT IN MUSICAL CIRCLES Interest in Competitions is is a Patron Under the patronage of His Honor, Lieut-Governor Brett, His ninth Al- berta Musical Festival opened in Wes- ley church this morning at 10 o'clock, and will continue until Thursday even- Ing. The competitions opened this morning with the junior piano, open piano and junior violin competitions, and this afternoon tho open violin, mezzo-soprano, baritone and contralto dneta, and soprano solos ivera beard. This evening- the otorol competition (or iuwrmedlate aaolrs, the male and tbe-barttone-solos will be heard. Tomorrow, -whlohrtB thtre Is'expected to bs Jarga attendance the competitions, particularly in the mornfcur -when OiB-ichool choruses and the, boy ana girt soloists will be heard, In. tho ottamoon the mliecl QUartettw, male choruses; and ladies' choruses will be heard. At 3.SJ) to- morrow afternoon an organ recital will be held fci Knox chureh by Fredariclc; Chubb, co-adjudicator, -who Is a noted organist trom Vancouver, -with splen- did training in the old land, and -who gave recitals at the San Francisco position last summer. This will be a big attraction. Wednesday evening the first of the public concerts In Wesley church will he held, in which a massed 100 voices -will participate and1' :ln; which winning competitors will take. part. Program On-Thursday, the balance 'at'lSe competitions -will be held commencing with contralto solos, tenors, basses, sight singing, piano sight playing and accompanying, in the morning, and eoprano and tenor duets, ladies' trios, small choirs, large choirs choral societies In the afternoon. In the evening the final concert will -take place it -which Lleut.-Governor Brett will distribute the prizes. Lieut-Governor Brett arrived in the city this afternoon and -will be the guest of Mayor Hardie during the fes- tival. Messrs. Bays Thomas and Frederick Chubb, adjudicators, reach- ed the city last night guests at the Y. M. C. A. It is espeeted that a large--number will invade the city from oataide points tomorrow, for the holiday, to attend the festival, and on Thursday a special train is being run from Card- ston and Raymond, from -where many competitors are coming. The adjudicators announce the re- sults of: the competitions immediately the competitors "have been heard, History of Festival Tho Alberta Musical Festival was organized in Edmonton in and has been an annual event in the capi- tal city. This year the festival leaves Edmonton for the first time, musicians in bethbridge undertaking to hold It here. The enterprise .of the local music- ians is to ho commended- and It Is sincerely hoped that their efforts will meet with success in every way. The Wea of the festival la purely an edu- cational one, to establish a. standard for music and to Inspire an interest In best things musical. The local committee have worked hard to rouse interest In the competitions, and have succeeded well. .The committee Is as follows: Local DeVeber, W. A. Bu- chanan M.P., Mayor Hardie, W. S. Boll. Local committee, Claude Hughes chairman; G. W. Hobinson, vice-chair- man; Mrs. N: W. Allin, secretary; E. F. Layton, R. T. Brymner, Geo. E. Fleming, G. 'L. Taylor, Mrs. L. Jack- son, W. Stott, H. G. Miner, J. R. Wellington, R. G. Straker, A. E. Smith C. G. Groff, W. A. R. H. C. 0. Salmon. THIS MORNING'S WINNERS Junior piano, 11 Vera Glauville Silver, medal and certificate. Viva Elton cer- tificate, Dagniar Sandquist, special mention. Average marks high. Competitors were congratulated by adjudicators. Open piano, Miss Malchow Claresholm, certificate. Miss Strang, of Claresholm was the other entry. No medal awarded. LIBERALS IN Capture All But Seven Seats- Tories Gained Seal of Lac St. Jean Montreal, May Uberal party la Quebec province in. today's flections fbr the legislature made ftlmoet a complete sweep. Sir Lomer Qouln. was returned to power with au accredited-following of. 74 members, and an opposition- of only seven. So far as the results are definitely known tonight; Plloman Couslneau, Conservative leader, was defeated, J. A. opponent, be- ing by majority. Elections were held in fifty-three constituencies and 49 Liberals and four Conservatives were returned, the majority of the liberals being in most cases large, and in aome Instances al- most overwhelming, and that of suc- cessful Conservatives narrow. Twenty three Liberals ware: returned last Monday fry acclamation, including the premier himself and his treasurer, Hon. Walter G. Mitchell. Three Con- servatives were elected by acclama- tion. Two elections were deferred. Ttxere are 81 constituencies in the province. The Conservatives in the last' house had a representation of seventeen. Mr. Conservative leader, stated tonight, after he learned of his defeat, he would seek election in an other but was through witl party leadership. One crumb of comfort for the dwindled minority was the gain in Lac St.. Jean (Lalte St. where Turcotte a Liberal seat for the Conservatives with a major- ity of 211. "A feature oi the election results was the return of Peter Bercovitch In St. Louis Mr. Berco- vitch is the first member of the Jew- ish faith to be elected to the legis- lative assembly ot the province of Force Germans Back at Point of Bayonet From Valuable Position on Front at Violent Fighting R. T. BRYMNER Choirmaster at St. Augustih's ERNEST F. LAYTON Choirmaster ;u Knox CLAUDE HUGHES Choirmaster at Wesley The above thrnfi gentlemen Ijave-had much to do_ yriUi bringing to If the local comm'ittee, been untiring in their efforts to make ihe festival here a success. nintli Annual provincial i Paris. May recapture by j the French infantry, which liad been the French after three mouths, of the j greater part of Fort Douaumont, 'at some t which was taken by the Germans at I was stubborn. On the Froide I the outset of their Verdun drive, is Terre road and at Douaumont the ,r inn! of the effect'it is expected to j the bayonet, the leading French iiiinion contingents reached Port Douanmont 6 the French flvc o'clock. They killed the G'er- ,der at Verdun', took advantaee of! mans who resisted and sent to the DAYLIGHT SAVING IN MEDICINE HAT Medicine Hat, May The Daylight saving was adopted by the council'last night in res- ponse to a large petition. It goes into effect June 1st. S.O.E., A.O.F. and Kentishmen Bid Good-Bye to Mem- bers in Khaki Farewell to their members in khaki was said last evening by the mem- bers of the Kentish association, the Ancient Order of Foresters and the Sons of England at a banquet hem- in the S. 0. E. hall when some 75 members and guests eat down to EI dainty spread prepared by the ladies of the orders. D. H. Elton was the toastmaster of tile evening and kept the banciuetters in the best of humor in his own inimitable way. Seated him at the head of the table were Lieut. Asquith of the Kilties. U'. A. Buchanan, M.P., W. S. Ball and One of the pleasing features of the evening was the presentation to F. T-. Robins, one of the founders ot" the Kentish Association, of a gold seal ring by the members of the assoc- iation. The presentation was made by Mr. Elton on behalf of the :menl- bers present and absent. in accepting the token of goodwill Pte. Robins paid a tribute to.Lieut. J. L. Manwaring. who with himself and Lieut. Asquith had been .respon- sible for the formation of the assoc- iation in Lethbridge He was s.ure that if the other members of the as- sociation who have gone can cover themselves with glory as Lieut Man- waring has done the members will have a riglit to feel proud. Incident- ally he said, of the members of the association are ill kiialti. Tile toast to His Majesty the King was druifk with rousing cheers after which the toast to the British Em- pire was given couuled with it the Tne fact that the Germans recently luv-i uv nan the fact tliat the Germans recenuj lj !iave been concentrating all their at- tention on Deadnian's hill on tile I inU other side of the river, and assembled a large amount of artillery for the at- tack on the Douaumont sector. On Sunday Gen. Nivelle began a heavy artillery attack on Fort Douaumont I ami adjacent positions. The lio.ur tix- ed for the infantry assault was 4.30 i p.m. Monday. When the moment caioe Strenuous objectioi. ation of Jap lalinr for tile mines _ __w his district, which it is understood, cents was a-possibility, the wool mar- las already taken place, was made at j ket being with a rising tendency a.meeting last week of delegates Sub-District No. 3 of District 18, of the United Mine Workers. The delegates iresent were Frank Harrington: Coai- mrst Local No. 11S9, Edward Brown, Kber Local No. 102, Mat Logan, Leth- bridge Local No. 574. Albert Zak, Chi- look Local No. 1126. The following resolution was pas- "Wiiereas the mines in this district re. not yet wnlkmg to anything near ami tlie rmi of tiio cars n ihe different are not yet L-iv- ng a living wage to those who are al- ready employed and many of the mines could load cpr.sidoranlo more coal if j hey were given a chance, we there- i 'ore deem the time has not yet arrived j when coal companies should be al--, owed to import yuiiow labor under j lie pretense of a shortage of labor. 1 We" feel the importation of Japanese will discourage the members oi our j organization who have enlisted aud j those who intend to .enlist, and also j lULlVtJ HBSBUIUly Ul o- Quebec since 1908, tbe last one being j name of A. Buchanan .M.I Godfrois Langlois, now repreuenta-1 greatness of the British Empire and live of the. province in Belgium and "f tor since his appointment to that post two years ago tho seat was vacant. The first Jew elected to the Quebec assembly was Mr. Ezekiel of Three Rivers, who was expelled on the resolution that Hebrews may not sit in the house. Mr. Hart was re- elected in 1908 and expelled 'again, an'd on this occasion the governor dissolved the assembly. Cardston, May have been made Cor a special train to convey the members of the-cliofr and their friends to the musical fes- -tivni on Thursday. The train will leave Cardston at 7 a.m. nnd will re- turn In thp evening at the close of the grand concert. The round trip fare will'be and It is estimated that fully 250 people will be in attendance from district iiesldcs the large choir several entries have been made In solos ind quartettes. the righteousness of tbe cause tor which it is fighting were forcibly brought out in Ills remarks. He'told of what the British Isles wore doing and what tbe colonies were doing to aid ber in the struggle, and conclud- ed by stating that the cause is so just that the great body of neutral powers were strongly in favor of the ,c; for which the Allies are lighting. (COKTINUED OK PAGE 3) Govt. Clash With Governor Over B.C, Prohibition Bill Victoria, B. C., May a day and night of sensational developments which included the possible dismissal of the Bowser administration by the lieutenant-governor on the prohibition question, the outlook for peace was somewhat better this' moniing. It is said that at one. time Monday Ihe I'remler was ready to at tliat moment the governor wns inclin- ed to insist that the new prohibition measure must contain some favorable pronouncement on compensation, while on the other hand prohibition- ists were disinclined to compromise further in the slightest degree. It is now understood, however, that the government 1ms decided that there is no course open to him hut to ac- cept the advice of the first minister on thin question, even while he him- self feels strongly that there is jus- tice behind the demands of'the com- pensationisis for favorable considera- tion of their claims. compensation will be to tbe house by special messaeo this afternoon or evening. It is said that at the time of the second reading of the measure the premier state that It is his government's intention later to appoint a commission be present. The ladies of all socie- ties who have been assisting in Red Cross work aud all the clergymen of the city are specially invited. The Red 'Cross rooms' will be closed to- morrow, being a holiday. Heavy Rains Give Great May 23, (via of reports that the German casualties are so far in arrears that their total issued from time to time is in nowise representative, Is declared now to I HOLIDAY'TOMORROW Tomorrow being Victoria Day and a hoiiuay. there will be'no issue oi the Herald.. War news will be bulletined in front oC the omce. o >N _ Impetus to Growing Crop Objects Vigorously to Interfer- ence With Neutral Mailk By Allies -From 1 over Southern Alberta, where communication is uninterrupt- ed by yesterday's heavy sleet storm, come reports to the Herald of the splendid impetus which has been given tho growing grain by the big rain nnd sleet storm which swept over tho country Sunday night and yester- day. Practically, every district in the south was touched bv the rain storm, tJUULII HOU u. _ representative, is ueciai w owum -7-- have been supplied: It is now known and crop prospects are great y bright that naniB. of Germans taken prison- lened as-a result. The rain lasted all era and left dead in the trenches at the way iriml 36 hours in some the llattle ot Loos in September last I localities, and was equally heavy with have'only jnsl been published among the German missing. MARKETS May wheat July wheat July oats S (vtAl'MliK "Sow................... Forecnit: Filr and cool. as ithe precipitation at Lethbridge.' Inch and Half Here In-the Immediate vicinity of Leth- bridge rain fell to an extent of 1.C1 or over an inch and a halt, as record- ed at the experimental, farm. Sleet fell again to a great extent last night ifio'" and rain'is falling again today. TABER Tabej. Ma> has fallen for 42 liner S) hours fiere, and the crops, 32 which are pracUcaVly all seeded, are in splendid as a consequence. The wheat is all in and there'is some' oat seeding yet to be (tone.' There 'is' enough moisture out of the last' for a MACLEOD Macleocl, Slay is still fall- ing here today, after having fallen all Sunday night and yesterday. The seeding 'is l rett> well completed Mn the district, and the rain -as-given a great Impetus to the crops. Ptpspects were never better, though the area .is somewhat decreased from last year. PINCHER CREEK Plncher Creek, May -weath- er of the past week, has been very favorable for the fall-wheat is looking particularly- fine.. Seeding is practically completed as far as wheat and oats are concerned.. par ley and green feed will be put-in yet however, as there Is plenty of time for those. The acreage will fall con siderably short of last .year, probably 40 per cent less, in some localities There is considerable hay belni ship- (CONTINULI) OK FlOI Washington, May latest note to Great Britain on the mall seizure was ready today for transmission to London. Proa- pects were that it would go for. ward by tonight. The note vigor- ously protests against further In- terference with American mails by Great Britain. BURGLARS IN EDMONTON Edmonton, ilav "1 daring burg- lary W3 committed hole Saturday ev- ening the harness store of George Schevendt on First and Nel son streets was broken into and the safe carried away This evening the police located the safe buried among some bushes on the Hudson's Bay re serve and unopened Two men who are suspected of the robbery Marrow and Berry, were aireited, are being held pending fnrtaw'to- tiulry. i ;