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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGK, ALBERTA, SATl'HDAY, MAY 127, 141 German Attack Near Fort is for Austrians in Italy FRENCH MAKING SOME GAINS NOW Paris, May troops have captured the eastern part of the village of Cumieres, and have taken German trenches northwest of the village. An attack on the French trenches bordering on Fort. Douaumont was repulsed, according to the official statement issued by the war office today. AUSTRIAN REVERSE Rome, via London, May severe reverse for the Austrians in Lagarina Valley is announced In an official statement issued by the war department today. 1AM IAX -IfflEFFECT Would Not Reveal Who Instigated Graft Scheme Regina. Sasli., May 27. Though submitted to a gruelling cross-exam- ination all morning liy N.'H. Craig, counsel for the opposition, .1. 1'- 'Brown either would not or could mil tell the Welmore commlsHlou who made the first approaches which re- sulted ill the scheme of enabling Drown and Lindsay on the one hand, and Urown and Devlin on tile oilier to mulct the government of Saskatche- wan of of road funds. While Brown quite willing to 1ell all he-knew of the way in which arrangements between himself and the other two parlies concerned wore his memory defective jwlien it came to any information con- nected with between himself and Lindsay and himself and Devlin. Devlin put the fraudulent con- tract scheme and bogus day labor transactions through tlie Bank of Ot- tawa so as Io net the entire proceeds himself. NUMBER TICKETS London, May column of GrienliMiau. near Llui-lin, has du- j (j cidtMl to number all meat tickets as a measure lo chock riot outside butcher sboiis. according to an Am- sterdam dispatch to the ti.xclmngo ToU'gral' company, which quells the Berlin Tagnblall. Holders of tickets musl take (.heir turn at the butcher's, according lo Uio nuniber and those unable lo the- specified date will get no meal for that week. INTERESTING AT THE RACES All Patrons of Movies and Oth- -crs Must Fork Over the Extra Price Now- When yon go down town to the movies on tlie evening of June 1st, ami walk bravely uj) to the wicket to squander jlftcen cents on nimrtom's spiritual uplift, you will Ijp greeted with the smiling- request from the young lady Jit the wicket to buy an- other tit.'ket besides the usual paste- with which you have been wont to get past the door guardian. For on June 1st the theatre tax conies into effect, and where yen paid 15 cents to see Charlie Chaplin on May SI, it cost yon It! cents to see tlie same gentleman earning his. an- njial salary cheque on June 1st. The theatre tax was imposed at the last session of the provincial "legisla- ture, and goes to raise provincial revenue. In a. day or so there will appear in front of each theatre in the city a provincial notice reading. Take notice that on, from and after .lnnc-1, iotti a. government tax shall be paid on each admission ticket, pur- siiant to the Theatre-goers' Tax .Act, and regulations pertaining thereto, as follows: Moving picture theatres, l cent. Theatres used for opera, .drama or vaudeville or any entertainment of the stage, 2% cents. Where admission is, or over, 5 cents. E. Trowhridge, Deputy Provincial .Secretary. Dated at Edmonton, May 20, 191G. The tickets will he on sale at the box offices and will be in books or strips like street c-ar tickets. Every- one gaining admission to the theatre must pay Una tax, and the. theatre manager must, make ,hls returns to Edmonton once a week. He is put under bonds to. make the collections anri send tlie proper returns to Jftl- monton. He. cannot -allow even his friends to enter the theatre without paying the tux. Even the newspaper man with his pass will have to dig up Hie ha'penny theatre tax' tickstr- which is a sore point with the news- paper man.. it is expected tjiat a representative of the government vu hi the city from Edmonton within a couple of 'days to arrange tlie tax collection here. Calgary managers have already been called and have their sup- lily of tickets-all ready for. the pub- lie; May Be Authorized Now Raising One1 In Regina Though Iocs; artillery officers have received no official inkling of such a plan, there is every indication 'that another battery will he recruited here as soon as the Olst battery, loth bri- gade, leaves for summer camp in the east, not io return until after the war. Leth'brldge has already raised three batteries for overseas service, and sent enough men in drafts to fill up another, but there is no doubt that a fourth could lie recruited in a sbort time. The indications that a new battery will be recruited here during the sum- mer is further borne out by the fact that., already another battery lias been authorized at Regina, this being the 77'th 'Hattery with Lieut. A. E. Chat- win, who went with the 1st Battery anil who has been invalided home, now in charge of recruiting In. order to fill up the new brigade of which the 77th -will, form a part, three other bat- teries will have to be recruited and there soems little doubt Lethbridge will raise one of them. 'Onerous and Vexatious' Abuses of Neutral Rights Must Stop At Once Washington, May United denouncing interference with neutral 'mails, has notified. Great Bri- tain and France that it can ho longer tolerate the wrongs which States citizens have suffered'and con- tinue to suffer through the "lawless practice" these governments' have in- dulged in, and that only a radical change hi policies; restoring the Un- ited States to its full rights as a neu- tral power will be satisfactory. This notification is given in the lat- est, communication to the two gov- ernments, the text of which was made public by the state department to- night. The time in which the change must be effected is not specified, but the United States expects prompt ac- tion. "Onerous and vexatious" abuses which have been 'perpetrated by the British and French governments in seizing and censoring neutral mails, are recited in the communication'aim answers are made to the legal argu- ments contained in the reply of the entente governments to the .fourth note on the subject. It is vigorously set forth tlfat not-only-have American commercial interests beeir injured, but that the rights of property have been violated and the rules of in- ternationay law and custom palpably disregarded. Notice is served that the United States soon will press claims against' the British and French gov- ernments tor the losses which-already have been sustained. YUAN SHI KA1 RETIRES London, May Shi Kai, president of the Chinese republic, has definitely announced that he will re- tire, only awaiting the choice of a-suitable the Pckin rbrrespondent of lha Exchange Tele- iranh fbuortcd today. London. May was a rush Friday to dispose of United States securities as a result of the announce- ment of Reginald iUcKenna, chancel- lor of ,the exchequer, that additional income tax would be imposed on such holdings. The announcement came as a sur- prise in financial circles and during the four hours the- necurilies purchase office "was.open there was a steady slreiun ot persons anxious to place their holdings ,at the thy treasury.' BULGARIA TO GET CANADA Xew York, May pea- .sanIK ol' Bulgaria arc each other that tlie Bulgarian army has done such deeds of I- womJer that not only '.he whole of the Balkan peninsula is to bo placed under Balkan rule. but that the Dominion of Can'- aila also will be given to them aa a war indemnity. ,i> cat Railroader Passed Easy Operation To Be Made ___.______ I St. Paul, Minn.. May mo as consider- rjght. d small by attending physicians to- Sam -St. -Catharines; Win. McBaiu (the lion, colonel who bought Hy It is said that consultation late j Valcar'tier camp, and who has figured in the shell contract probe ID PROCEED IH KELLY III FIRS1 Winnipeg, May is the in- tention of the crown to proceed first with the trial ot Thomas Kelly when the assizes open next week, provided Judge Prendergast has no objections. A fight will lie made by counsel for ex-ministers to have their case taken up" first. Assizes open on Tuesday. Judge tMelcalfe will preside anil will- deliver the charge to ihe grand jury- Judge Gait will assist Judge Metcalfe in disposing of ordinary assUe docket, and Judge Prendergast will iry prose- cutions arising out of parliament building affairs. E. F-. who the ox-ministers at the preliminary hearing, will not be here again, ow- ing, it is said, to his inability to quit the investigation now proceeding at Ottawa before the-Meredith-Duff com- mission. Hill, ill at his homo lion- for the last: tun days, rested easily lust night and his. condiUon today was said to be the j same as that of Friday. The prob- j ability of an operation ed di Friday.between Dr. William J. -Mayo _ 'oMlochcster, .Minn., and Dr. Oilfillan, I attending physician resulted in a dc- cision not to operate uiiless -Mr. Hill's j... condition became much worse than it is now. Bulletins on Mr. Hill's condition are being issued at the gen- eral utliccs of the Great Northern rail- way. I Mayos Rush to St. Paul Si. Paul, May by! three secretaries and staff of nurses.; Doctors -I- and C. H. Mayo, of j Rochester, are being hurried lo St. Paul on a special train to thfij bed races an Siltllrday. ,Mtj. Bristol. Toronto: Mrs. Green of Sh- 'Col.) Greer' Toronto. STEFANSSON MAY BE BACK IN FALL PAYS TRUE 10 A Washington, May killing of Candelario Cervantes by American troops, has ended the career of "the most desperate and dangerous outlaw in Mexico, except Villa Gen. Pershing's report to the war depart- ment declares. "J believe his death will expedite the capture of .the message adds. Ottawa, -May ptef- ansson. the intrepid explorer of the frozen north, is expected j to come back to civilization about October next ,j. edside of James J. Hill, veteran rail-A1 HT R ITTPHW 'ay builder, who has been ill for the U I [4 A I I T tf ast 11 days, it ia denied that there (J I Ufl I I Lll 1 Wi paj__ _ been any change in Mr. Hill's condition. It is understood that Mayos' desire is to be on band in case a sudden turn maXes it imperative that they operate. The surgeons will arrive here'late this afternoon. HIES 10 LEAVE Today and tomorrow are import- nt days in Lethbridge military cir- cles. About 11 tonight the Company Officer Writes to Hie Parents of Pte. Emmerson, Reported Missing .Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson. of Leth- bridge, whoso son, Pte. G. E. Einmer- son, of the 2iHli Battalion, was report- ed some weeks ugo ia the Herald as missing, at tlie front, have-received the following tribute to thpir son in (list Battery, loth brigade, will line up in front-of the He'nild office and la letter from Gapt. Smftli.'of'Eimiiei march to the station. Tomorrow son's urnipanj, n. the-23th niglit the 113Ui Kilties will entrain Third cf Satac'tand To Be Sent to Been of Immense Aid MontreaK May "Canada has sold'her.new giant ice breaker launch- ed two weeks ago froni the yards of Canadian Vickers. Limited, at Montreal, to the Russian govern- says a dispatch to the Gazette from its Ottawa correspondent. "The vessel will be completed dur- ing the coming fall and it is hoped will- be delivered in time to aid the work, of keeping open Russia's winter port of Archangel. This is the third Canadian vessel of the same kind to beiiurned over by the government to the Czar's empire. During the last two years Minto and the Earl Oskaloosa, 27, Two men were killed, two probably fatally injured, and property estimated at be- tween and !.was wrought by a fire in the May build ing of Penn. college'.hero early-today THE0 RUSSIAN REPORT Petrograd, via Tl'.e war office today issued "the fol- lowing statement on military opera- tions: "In.the region of Lake Wichnevskoi and north of Tchcrnity (north of lake Mndzjol) our firo broke up enemy attempts to approach our trenches Grey, have been similarly disposed of and have been sent across the seas to enter the service of Russia. They haye done effective work ami in the expression of the Russian govern- merit's gratitude for the transfer of the vessels it was emphasized that, 'they.. have been paid for their value miiuy times over in the facilities they have" afforded for the. landing of car- goes -of -munitions." for Saj.'cee. une train will leave at 10 o'clock and the other at special trains having been provided by the C. P. R. The H3th -battalion brass band will play in tue. Gait, Gardens tliis even- ing between 7 and, S.30.. .This will be the last concert given by this band which has made itself very popular during the past few weeks. It is ex- pected that.the whole city will be an "You will have heard before this that gallant son I mate D Emmerson his been mjgsiqg He, with otliers of boys holding i cratfer when opened an-'inteiise hohibardmciit when numbers wounded; and taken pi ibonei Who tlis c who Here taken pusonors c will not know for some time but we must hope that your gallant son is among them. I was with the balance of the but pected "for" the concert and the fare-1 company in another ciatei but There will be no Sun- relieved after being there o2 hou well day concert. Alta.; May O'Brien, who .escaped from the Fort Saskatchewan gaol November last under sentence-for shooting, was captured at Saskatp'on, playing in the band of the Ninety-Sixth battalion there. "Your son nas been since ihe company was formed and was one oC'my best men, keerii was always ready for anything that came In the way oE duty, may uoci help and sustain you all in the days to come. man tan onlj did once land what nobler than died I that others might live. With deepest I sympathy foi >ou all me to be, "Yours sincerely, H. SMITH, Captain. A GflLpE FIRE BELIEVES PEACE AT THEY SHIPPED AMMUNITION TO THE MEXICANS York, May Egari of tlie firm of J. P. Morgan Co. les- j tilled today at a John Doe inquiry into police wire-tapping, said that Dejec- tive William J: Burns bad reported to him that lie had found the namo of a Berlin, May 26, via London, May States Ambassa- dor James W. is convinc- ed that peace is in sight, accord- ing'to an interview published in A Munich paper from Its Eferjln correspondent. Mr. Gerard is quoted as saying: "Nothing car, 'shake, my confidence that peace is on its way. former agent Captain Boy-Ed in information tlie detective uncovered aa to the-affairs' of the firm of Sey- mour Seymour. He also testified that Burns had learned from the same source of an" alleged shipment of ammunition to Mexico. FOUND GUILTY New York, Ar- tintr Warnju Watts was today found guilty of the murder of his ffUher-in-Inw, John K. Peek, the Grand Rapids millionaire. o BIG CONFERENCE OPENS NEXT WEEK Des Moines Mai Battson. 22 old of West minster, B C junior student m Lib eral Arts college at Drake Unuersit> and a student drowned last night in Des Moines river when he attempted to rescue: four friends whose boat had capsized.- Battson went under in sight of his fiancee, Miss Rosabella Campbell, of Hanni- bal, 'Mo. The city of Lethbridge Is no sooner over one big undertaking than she, Is on with another. Next Wednesday the big Alberta .Methodist conference, at which over 200 delegates will be, in attendance, and some of the biggest men in tlio Methodist clvureh of Canada win be present, will open In Wealey church here, and will con- tinue for ten daya, including sessions both of the conference and of the laymen's association Tor'oHO1 in prepnation for con ference Rev W I Connollj 11A of Edmonton, president of the confer- ence, will preach In -Wesley church at both services. On Monday at p.m. In the First Baptist church, the stationing com- mittee, of 42 member, will meet. The statistical secretaries alsa meet on .Monday at 2 p.m. In Wesley hajl. The board of examiners will meat onVT.uesday in Wesley hall at 4 Methodist dim-fill in Canada, will give The conference treasurers will meet nnd the new officers will Wednesday at i> p.m. In "Wesley hall. Thursday afternoon the annual lee- Victoria B I Mas tfie whole evidence it was shown that no part of the ?7 j.OOO paid to T S H Jiatson, or paid to the .late Harry Helmken way. Into any channel ol source of a political [or public nature 01 was used for poll or improper purpose either di reclly or indnectl) TlW is the con elusion reported In Ihe public ac counts committee on the Songhees re- serve purchase. Tlio conference will open of the theological union will be davVmorning at o'clock, with minis- igivbl; R o'clock.by Rev. W. J. Wfl- Serial sessions morning and 'after- nobft. The first united meeting of ministers and Jajmen be lield Wednesday evening SOn Thursday morning Rev, Dr. of the Miy Wheat July Wheat July Oats July Flax kin, on The Demands of the Modern Pulpit. The first evening session of Interest j to the public, .be, held Thursday evening, when the missionary anni-. versary will-be held, and an address' given by Rev. C. E. Manning, asso- ciate aecretary.pf home missions, and Rev. F. C, Stepjiensbn, M.D., founder of the young people's forward move- ment. Friday evenipg.will be the historical niglit of the toiiference when the High Lew Forecast: 59 Fair today, and Sunday. young men who-will be ordained the following Sunday, will speak, and there will be an Important address by Rev. S. W. Fallis'bf Central church, Calgary. GERMANS SEIZE A; NORWEGIAN SHIP London, .May seizure .by German warships steamship Olaf Kyi re in Ihe Cattegst is reported in a Copenhagen aupan.Ii to the Exchange Telegraph Company. The steamship, which ..was bound Wr New York in was taken into Swinemnnd. Believe a Land and Sea Attack to be Made on Riga in North Russia ATTACK EXPECTED ALSO ON THE WEST London, May 27. The naval correspondent of the Times as- serts that the next great German "offensive probably will be'begun in northern Russia, taking the form of a combined land and sea attack from the Gulf of Riga and across Dvina, heralding an en- deavor to advance toward Petro- grad. In concert with this, some ob- servers anticipate a simultaneous blow at the British front in France and Flanders, and here also, it Is believed, an effort may'be made by sea as well as. by land. SOLD BOOZE IN SASK., IS FINED Moose Jaw, May Tine was fined and sentenced to two months In the jsil tor women at Prince Albert, in the police court by Magistrate for having sold liquor III hel dwelling house. Famous French General, Belov- ed of People, Is monstration at Funeral Paris, May Joseph. S former minister of war, died; at Versailles today. The death of Gen. Gatlleni. while not unexpected, creat ed profound sorrow, as lie Tvas Idol ized by the French people, particularly the poor, who regarded him as the saviour of Paris during the critical days of August, 1914. His funeral will >be the occasion of a notable .mil- itary and civil demonstration. Shortly before his death an lopera- tion for transfusion of Wood was per. formed but it had little effect. The General was extremely weak and was unable to talte nourishment. His son and daughter were at his bed-side. IN MI CAVE-IN AT COAL CREEK Fire Boss Watkins Caught Be- neath Hope ot Recovery Fernie, B. C., May cave in occurred in B. North mine at Coal Creek this afternoon at five o'clock and it Is certain that fire boss, Wm. Watkins, is beneath the rocks. Res- cue parties are working at end Of the fall but little hope is enter- tained of recovering him alive Mr Watkins is a married man but has no ohlfdren He lived with his m the Fernie Annex ap'd-van-well known aa a good .citizen and efficient miner Body Recovered Fernie'B. C., May body o! Wm. Wntkins was recovered last night by the rescue party. and brought ta Fernie. -r- tf EIGHTEEN KILLED IN AIR RAID London, May peisons killed and a score of others injured in an air raid on Barl, on the Italian Adriatic roast, according to a Renter' dispatch from Rome todaj. The i victims were largeli women and children the dispatch ad- 5 ;