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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LKTHBRIDfiE, ALBERTA, THUHSDAY. MAY 25, 1910 NUMBER 139 Two Days of Contests Produce Splendid, Talent in City and Songsters Invade City To-day LIKUT.-GOVEKNOR BRETT TUESDAY ANO WEDNESDAY WINNERS Junior oianville, brldge. Open Malchow, Claret- holm. Junior Lyons, Edmon- ton. Open Letn- bridge. award. Baritone and Contrtlto Simm and Mr-Fleming, Lethbrldge. Soprano String, Intermediate church, Lethhrldge. Male Quartette Wesley ehurcn quartette. Lethfaridge. Baritone Fleming, Leth- bridge. Boy McGregor, Edmon- ton. Girl Mcllvena, Leth- bridge. School ichool, Lethbrldje. Mixed Quartettes Knox church quartette, Lethbrldge. Male Lethbridge Choral society. Ladies' award. With the usual enterprise and en- thusiasm displayed in any big under- taking, Lethbridge has risen magnifi- cently to the occasion in the Provin- cial Musical Festival which has been in.'progress In Wesley church tor the past two days, arid which concludes this evening. For the first time since its' organization, the Festival left Ed- monton this year, the ninth year of its and Lethbridge may be nroiid in. the fact that aiiis was the Ili-st city to-be honored outside of the capital, and furthermore in the fact that she-has-more than merited that to judge, by the success which has attended the first two days of-the, A Big Success There can be no regrets now that the" Festival came to Lethbridge. There 1s no gainsaying the fact that il. has been nil unqualified success in every way. Not only have the com- petitions been keenly contested in nearly every case, but the standard of performance has been gratifyingly high in almost every contest, and where the artists did fall below stan- dard, there was' every ground for en- couragement, in their work. The Festival standard is a high one, nnd it is highly gratifying to say the least, that the standard was not only attained, but surpassed in many in- stances, although'in several cases no awards were made because contest- ants fell below standards. The Festival has already' establish- ed one fact, that Lethbridge has at- tained a position as a recognized musical .centre'in the west, and that the talent it has produced is of a very high quality. The most valuable part of the Fes- tlval ts, of course, the criticism of the adjudicators. These have been made impartially and .without stint, and have proved of the utmost importance in placing the local and district mu- sicians at rights. The adjudicators, Messrs. Rhys Thomas, ot Winnipeg, and Frederick Chubb, of Vancouver, two noted musicians, are very highly pleased at Lethbridge's efforts in the musical line, and were not stinted in their praise .of what has been accom- plished. there has been one noticeable de- fect in local musical circles, outstand- ing'throughout the Festival, and that is the lack of strong tenor voices. This has been noticeable and has been par- ticularly commented upon by the ad- judicators in the choir and chorus competitions, in 'iwhich the' tenors have almost without exception been over-weighed by the basses. President' Cox, of the Festival, who Is In attendance from Edmonton, ha been greatly pleased with the success of the Festival thus far, and has high praise for Secretary Eg- gleson, of Edmonton, has! also been _lir attendance. Lieut-Governor Brett came down from the capital Tuesday afternoon and was the guest of honor st the big concert In Wesley church last night, in company with Mayor ITardie. At the concert-this evening he will the prizes to all the winners. fTne Festival will conclude with the concert this evening. Cirdaton. Ma- grath and Raymond people, who have taken a keen interest in the Festival, up by special train this morning and have been in attendance all day. They entered In the large choir and choral competitions today, and there were several individual com- petitors. Other Southern Alberta towns have contributed to the success of the Festivalby giving support and sending contestants. The of the Contests The piano competitions, junior anil open, were Held In the open piano competitions, Miss MoJchow of Clareiholm was awarded the certlfl cate, Miss Strung of Claresholm being the only other entry. No medal was awarded. In the junior piano competitions :here were 11 entries. The silver medal was taken by Vera Olanvllle o( lethbridge with 160 murks. The certificate was taken by Viva El'on, Lethbridge with 154 marks. Special mention was -made of Dagmar Sandqulst, a wee lassie, whu captured 147 marks. The other contestants were Morley Tlllotson, Helen Tillot- son, B. Steeves, Bessie Holmes. Moua Ford, Marjorie McKinrion and Margar- Gibbon. The junior violin competition was won by Jack Lyons of Edmonton, who gets tile silver medal with 160 marks. Jeff Waddington, "of Lethtoridge, gets the certificate with 142 marks, the other entry being Constance Ford, who secured 141 marks. The adjudi- cators highly praised the youthful virtuosos, whose playing was of a high standard and who deserved encourage- ment. There was only one entry in the open violin competition, S. .Sadowski, of Lethbridge, capturing the medal, and winning high praise, the adjudica- tors declaring his performance an ar- tistic one. ON PAGE 4) AUSIANS STILL IN JTALY Report Big Capture of Italians on Russian- Turk Front London, May the Austro- Italian front, the Austrians from the Lake Garda region to the Val Sugana district are keeping up their violent offensive against the Italians. Driven across their border southeast of Trent the Italians are endeavoring to hold a fortified line from Asiago to Arsiero, and the heights east of the Val D'Assa but the Austrlans report that they have captured mo.-e than offi- cers, and men, 251 101 ma- chine guns and Ifi homb throwers. Rome admits that In effecting their retreat across the border the Italians destroyed artillery, which it was im- possible to withdraw. On Russian Front The usual fighting is in progress along the Russian front between the Teutonic allies anil the Russians, and In Asiatic .Turkey between the Turks and the and the British and Turks. No material change in the situation anywhere in these several war theatres has heen reported. ITALIAN SHIP SUNK London, May Italian ship, Orealla, has been sunk off Barcelona, says Lloyds. The last report ot the Orealla was a three masted ship, 1892 tons, and Vfas built in 1892. MERGER IN STEAMSHIP LINES Liverpool, May provisional agreement for an amalgamation of the Cunard and Commonwealth and Do- minion steamship lines was announc- ed tonight. AND FLOWS o FEEBLE-MINDED INSTITUTE IN THE WEST Winnipeg, May 23. Dpfir ig the future home o' the feeble minded for the three western provinces. Hon. T. II. Johnson made this announce- ment this morning. This is the result of a plan being worked out by Manitoba, Saskatche- wan and Alberta for interprov- incial institutions. Germans Force French Back From Fort Douamont in Terrific Take Trenches at Other Points >'f Who is paying his first visit to Lethbridge this week as patron of the Alberta Musical Festival. BANK CLEARINGS This week Same week, lOlii Increase o APPEAL 1 LEADERS TO SEIILE IRISH The unsettled state of the law in Al- berta, ir. reference t" rieht.to trial, by jury in civil cases was (iwett v.pon in the supreme court Tuesday by His. Lordship Justice Ives The matter came before the .court by way of .an application made by Charles F. Harris that trial should he by jury in the case of the BawlE Grain Co. vs. T. W. Ross, of Warner. In refusing the application for a jury, which was opposed by H. W. Church, His Lordship stated that it is desirable that the rights of parties to civil actions in respect to trial by jury should be fixed more defin- itely. At the present time a solicitor could not clearly advise a client as to'the latter's rights in this respect. This question has been prominent- ly before the courts of late, tlie ap- peal court of Alberta having recently dealt with it. Both the .judiciary of the province and the members of the legal profession appear to be {of the opinion that iury rights should be clearly defined hy. legislation.' J. J. HILL' GETTING BETTER St. Paul, May James J. Hill is improving gradually, Louis W. Hill said, today. It will be several days -be- fore he regains his health completely, however, it is- said by members of his household. CONSCRIPTION BILL BEFORE THE KING London, May conscription bill passed the house of lords yester- day afternoon, and will now go to the king for signature. New C. P. R. Timetable Makes Radical Changes As intimated a few days ago, the new C. P. R. summer time table will make some Important changes in the placing of passenger crewn now in the city. It was learned definitely at tlie local offices of the company this morning that the Ctrdston train, In- stead of terminating here, will run through to Medicine Hat, and the Coutts train will run between Contts1 and Macleod. Instead, however, of the Alderctde train running right through to Medicine tt will terminate here, so that where two train crews are lost temporarily, one is gained. The new time table, which goes Into effect at 24.01 on June 4th follows: No. Hat to Leth- Duhmore 12.15, arrive Lethbridge 16.10; leaves Lelhbrldge 17.10, arrives Caidstfln SO.IB. No. to Medicine Hat Cardston 815, arrive teth- bridge 11.20; Lethbridge arrive Dnnmore 17.20. No. to Maclwd 9.25, Uthbrldn 130; bridge 13.00. leave Lethbridge 9.45, arrive Coutts 12.40. No. to Coutts 13.45, arrive Lethbridge 16.25; leave Lethbridge 16.35, arrive MaeicOil 17.36, connecting with 539 leaving for Calgary at 17.45. No. to Crow's Leave Dunmore 23.55, arrive .Leth- bridge 3.45; leave Lethbridge 3 aa ai rive Crow's Nest 8.45. Thli train picks up the Spokane sleeper at Mac leod. No. Nest to Medicine Crow's Nest 20.60, arrive Lethbridge 24.46; leave Lethbridge 24.65, arrive Dunmore 4.20. leaving She Spokane sleeper at Macleod to be picked up by the Calgary train Lethbridge to Calgary, via Alder- side Lethorldgo 16.66, ar- rive Calgary 21.60. Calgary to Lethbridge, via Alderside. -Leave Calgary 8V06, arrive Leth. Would Be Glad to Have U. S. Act as Intermediary in Negotiations :ifey Asquith took the house rof commons by sur- prise today In making his unexpected statement on Irish affairs. He devot- ed his speech, not so much to the re- bellion and the manner in which the government dealt with, as it was Berlin, via London, May A wire- less dispatch from the. United States, giving the substance of President Wilson's North Carolina speech, in which he referred to the possibility of American mediation in the war, is given the place of honor in the morn- ing papers. Afternoon editions return to the subject and their comments, to- gether with the wide interest shown by the German public, show how Im- portant it is regarded here. Though definitely stated now lierdT there is little doubt that Germany is willing to consider the tender of good offices to inaugurate peace negotiations. The former attitude in the highest quar- ters that America'had-disqualined her- self as a peace mediator On account of her shipments of munitions to the allies, has now changed. If President Wilson can hold out any tangible pos- ibilities that peace may result thought he would do, as to making j through his mediation, Germany will ____rpeal for settlement of the Irish agreement among the Jr-. isli leaders. In this connection the pre- mier announced that David Lloyd George, minister of munitions, had undertaken, at the request of the cab- to negotiate between the con- tending crisis parties. He asked undoubtedly be willing to consider such suggestions as he may offer. Buelow to go to states Chicago, May The Chicago Tribune's Washington correspondent today says: "There is no doubt in the minds of the officials generally that tlmt if Prince Von Buelow is to be sent in; the. meantime the matter should not to tne Unlted states by Germany, it is be debated. In the pause, John Red- mission connected with peace. mmid, Sir Edward Carson and William, regardea M signiflcant that O'Brien the nsh leaders agreed to i thls nt o[ tempt by S. Kurence Ginnema, Na- tionalist, to make a speech, the sub- ject was dropped for the day at least. Precipitation for'the month of May up till noon today amounted to. 2.35 inches, according to the measurements taken at the Ex- perimental Farm. And It is still raining. The precipitation for this storm is 2.1S inches. For the month of May last year the' mois- ture was 3.03, its. intentions to go out to the world upon the various peace sug- gestions emanating from Berlin re- cently and patently inspired by high German officials." "Whether the. British government would penult the prince to come to United States for any purpose Is question. He undoubtedly would 'b intercepted' by the British naval for- ces on whatever steamer he should embark arid be detained unless armed with safe conduct, "The United States might ask the allies to grant him safe conduct, but probably would not do so .unless the Gorman government would make the request -and explain that the mission of the prince is to deliver confiden- tial messages to the president. "There is no doubt here that Ger- many is pulling every wire to init- iate peace overtures without formally suing for the termination of the war." C P. R. LAST SALE New York, May. last sale of C. P. R. today was recorded at DEAD Quebec, May was swept Wednesday evening between 5 and 5.30 o'clock by the worst tornado reg- istered here tor years. One man, Evangelist. Belanger, 62 years old, is dying from his injuries. He was swept from a roof -in St. Malb suburb and picked up in the street with a dislocated Hip, broken leg, and suffering from severe con- cuwibh, roofs were torn from houses and trees tnat were teHed arc counted by hundreds. The damage is estimated at over NEW GERMAN WAR LOAN Copenhagen, .May Vossischo Zeltung, Berlin, says the German gov- Paris, May tide 01 battle t Verdun flowed against the French !uring the last 24 hours. The Ger- uans. rallying from smashing blows inch took from them the greater part of Fori Donaumont, lurried their egion.s more against the ruins, and jy an enormous expenditure of life, succeeded in partially retrieving the ground they had lost on the right bank of the Meuse. They also gained a small advantage on the left side of [lie river. Military opinion here is not greatly concerned over the result of the day's fighting. Such incidents are regarded as inevitable in strategy of action and reaction upon which the stubborn de- fence of Verdun is based. The aim of the defenders is to inflict the great- est possible loss upon the enemy at the least possible cost to themselves. French counter attacks are expected restore the situation by tomorrow in favor of the republic. Occupation of the village of Cum- ieres gives the Germans a1 slight ad- vantage. It commands the French lateral communications. However, the village it so well covered by French artillery that the Germans will be True Bills Against Sir and Action of Grand Jury London, May grand jury today returned true bills against Sir Roger Casement, leader of the Sinn Fein revolt, and Daniel J. Bailey, for- mer British suldier who is held as his accomplice. The action of'the grand jury follows the preliminary hearing t Bow Street police court at which Casement and Bailey witheld defence and were held without bail pending grand jury deliberations. Seventy- five grand jurors were summoned be- fore the lord chief justice, Lord Read- ing, today, and from their number-23 were selected to decide whether in: dictments for high treason should" be returned against the two prisoners, i Their decision prompt- ly. The trial date was fixed for June unable to profit to any great extent by its possession. Germans Advance Paris, May troops made an attack last night on French positions on the Verdun front west of the Meuse near Haudremont quarry and obtained a footing in one of tho French trenches, the war office an- nounced today. East of Cumieres, to the west of the Meuse, the French made some progress in hand grenade fighting. Retake Douaumont London, May a rain of shot and shell which inflicted enor- mous losses, the Germans have again taken Fort Douaumont, northeast of Verdun, from the French, though the French -still hold all the district ex- cept the ruins of the fort. As if to somewhnt even the score, however, the French in spirited counterattacks to the northwest of Verdun, recaptur- ed from the Germans trenches on the outskirts of the village of Cumieres, which the Germans had occupied in the late fighting, and also stopped with their artillery several attempts of the Germans to debouch from the village. Furious Fighting The fighting around Fort Douau- mont was furious, the Germans launching attack after attack against the fort, employing among the others two fresh divisions of Bavarians. Sev- eral times the attacks were.put down with heavy losses, but Ger- mans succeeded-in reoccupylng the point of vantage, which they had held virtually since the commencement the Verdun offensive until the French drove them out several days ago. The French: retain the immediate ap- proaches to the fort- Berlin Report- Berlin by. wireless.to Sayville, May of three counter'attacks by. .the, French on. the village of Cu- mi'eres, to the west of the Meuse, on Jie Verdun front-was announced hy the. war office today. The capture of some French trenches southwest and south qf Fort Douaumont and recap- ;urc of Haudremont quarry by the 3ermans, are also reported. NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LIQUOR IN B. C. Victoria, B. C., May .rer strictions on. the sale, of liquor were caucased this evening and "while the terms of the amendments will hot be known definitely until the down Thursday, it is likely that the new hours for sale of liquor, will b.e from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., one hour be- ing lopped off the time "in the even- ing and several hours in the morning. It is believed that the hill does not contain any anti-treating clause. Re- strictions as to hours of sale apply to clubs and well as hotel bars. Knights Columbus Invade The City on Victoria Day 4bout 125 visitors 100 or mora local Knights ot Columbjis celebrated here. yesterday when 76 new candidates were initiated into the order in an all day proceeding which commenced with eight o'clock mass and finished with a banquet in the K. P. hall which- ended at one o'clock this morning. It was the biggest function ever attempted by local K.C.'s but was proclaimed a great success in every department.-.. Visit- ors were present from Winnipeg. Spo- kane, Great Palls and Inter- mediate jjpints, MAHKFTV MAKKfclb ernment early in June will propose a At eight o'clock mass, the sermon bill for a new war loan ot ten. billion j on the growth of the Knights of Col- mirks umbus was preached by Rev. r'ather Fitzpatrick of Calgary and mass was sung by Rev Father Beaton of Blalr- 'M tcn am the Flret Degree May waj exemplified 'by Lethbridge Conn- July 113% cli No J49D The same degree team July oiti .45% exemplified the second degree at two n m At 4 p m the exemplification of i VVEATHiiii the third degree was' staged by the 43 Great Palls Council No. 1493, assist- 38 ed bs P Poreey, D D., Spokane Conn- cil No High. Low The Banquet The- banquet in the evening was very largely attended, some 225 ing present. The. banquet ivas -pre- pared by Mrs. E. J: Ssril the ladies of St. Patrick's choir and others. Thos. Quinn G.K; Lethbridge Council, acted as toastmaster. .The toast list follows: Invocation. Rev. Father Cqzinet, Parish Priest, Lethbridge.. The Father Fitzpatrick, Calgary, Alia. The j. Calgary Counp'l; tho Church, ;J. M.. Sullivan, Past S. D. Calgary --Gauncil; Stale B. Cregan, Calgary Council; A. Hart, Lethbridge Council; the Clergy-r-C. C. Carney, Winnipeg. Sister A, Gushing, O.K. Medi- cine Hat Council; Dorscy, D. D. Spokane Council; American ''.Corbel- ly, D.D Great Falls Council New Vaselenalt, Lethbridge Council, the Flaherty, Great Fallr Council. Ottawa, Slay diB affection is expressed in Conserva- tive circles at Gen. Hughes' continued championship of Col Allison The Toronto News, the ministerial oigan of Toronto, frankly, admits that even thought Hughes himself be "alliance with Col Al- lison is embarassihg 'to the govern ment in the light facts just reveal- ed. r A week'ior so ago the News afro cated a Canadian comjnander for the Canadian troops at the front The Toronto" World m the two observations of' the- govern- ment's organ that Gen. will leave for England on the conclusion of the inquiry and TV ill take a command at the front 'This' says the irld, "would necessitate "it of a new minister the appoint! of Thirteeri. days' sitting on the part of the. commission has resulted in bringing forth a heavy mass of dence. A comparison of that evidencs ..ith the cabled summary of the Kjte charges sent by Sir Robert Bolden to Gen. Hughes on March 29 cannot but make it plain 'that the Kyte charges in all their essential points have been amply proven The To ronto Telegram (Conservative) jlaims that they have been. more than proven and cites a number of things have been brought out which were not mentioned m the Ks te charges. The Toronto News says: General Hughes' continued relations of a close personal character- with Col. Allison are causing a good deal of comment here and' some surprise. The Minister has gone out of his nay to defend Col. Allison and to vqucli for his honor and unselfishness In service for the Canadian govern- ment and the Empire. Those dis- posed to excuse General Hughes in the position he has taken say that he never went hack on a friend when that friend was in trouble But others feel that Gen Hughes hit also a 'duty to his colleagues in the government and that he Is disregarding, that greater duty and responllblhty by; con- tinuing hU public endorsitlpn of a man whose conduct the consider deserving ot ;