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   Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta                                July oats Low...................... w Forecast: Fair and warm VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, MAY 29 ,1913 NUMBER M2 London, May Prime Minis- ter has sent the following letter to .1. iW. tbe chief Liberal whip under tbe recent Liberal admlnistra. lion: "My dear government ot which. I have been head for more than seven vears has beeu reconstruct, ed on a new basis. It has hitherto been recruited entirely from among members ot our own parly. In its al- tered tonn. it contains representatives of the regular Opposition and of the Labor party. It was the wish, which, for reasons 1 fully understand, have not been renlizod, that our Irish Na- tionalist friends, also should have par- ticipated In It. "The transformation implies the temporary abandonment of the system of party 'government, wJllch has ever since 1S33 dominated our political ar- rangements, and which f hold to be, under normal conditions, best adapted to our national requirements. It is natural that such a sudden slid funda- mental upheaval of oar traditional practice, should create astonishment, and even inissi-'ings among a number of those upon whoso ley- ill devotion ami strenuous efforts I, like my predecessors in the leadership of the Liberal party for generations past, have always -ailed. "There is one reason, and one only, which coulil justify or explain such a new departure: a clear anil urgent case of national necessity. It is only because the conviction WHS forced up- on me that a non-party government would prove ibe most efficient Instru- ment for tile successful prosecution of the .var. that I have taken a step which lias caused me infinite persona! pain 1 cannot, in the public Interest, enter at present into any details ,and 1 must ash my friends to rely for tbe moment on my judgment. ".Meanwhile, the pursuit of our spe- cial aims in the sphere ot domestic THE INVASION -OF AUSTKIA politics is not abandoned., hut s.us-, pended. and when tbe national cause has been vindicated against the enemy, we shall take up again the unfinished tasks to which tbe Liberal party has set its hand." Italian cavalry has crossed the Isonzo river and seized high hills on tho east, thirty miles north of Trieste. The Italians have advanced along a 3o- mile front to Caporetta on their extreme left, a five mile advance and 12 miles advance toward Gorz. Former Lethbridge Man Is Reported Killed In Action Oo W. Allen, who was an em- ployee with W. L. McKenzie Co., herii three years ago, has been killed in action it) France. He enlisted at Hamilton, being with the 10th Bat- talion. He was well known in Leth- bridge Me was 30 years old and unmarried. Mr. Allen' was one oi the U the Board of Trado meeting last I four former .employees of. the McKen- S--S: Dunham sounded the note company..... enlist with the first of" co-operation and 6ood feeling tween the different sections 01 the city Mr. Dunham said that Lctb- and enthusiastic. We came nero and lc? or staid, conservative neighbors back home, if we had had a few of them to temper our enthusiastic ideas, we should he better ofl now. The prevailing spirit of a few years was optimism and speculation. I he crcatest ambition of most ol us was to make a big speculation and then retire to the coast to live in leisure and aa we imagined, happiness. But, thank goodness, the Power that con- our destinies has called us to a ros better If a harder path. We are hero, men, to build up this fair city. last running is no test for a team. Get .them down with the wheels in the mud aud make them put their weight a the collar and pull.together-tnat's what that's what we must what Pull Together "Now realize this-we are here to this citv its a good contingent. BuildLarge, New Elevator at Macleod Macleod, May building ot _ new elevator will shortly be com- menced on the site where the elsfat- was destroyed by fire last winter. The lumber is" already on the ground and Mr. 3laly states that the build- ing will be commenced some time next week. The new elevator will have a capacity of bushels and will be ready'to handle-.this year's crop. Change System of Book-keeping H. Fleetwood, secretary of the must get down to! this public school hoard, in Edmonton week, attending a conference oi iUnlMs 'n'rineipIeiTand0 we must get i school hoard secretaries with the nwthet Thai', what I want to see Officials of the department of educa: .ogetliet. There is no tion to discuss proposed changes in the method oi book-keeping in vogue in offices of school boards. Holland's Patience Exhausted The Hague, May patience with' the German policy of sinking neutral merchant ships and fishing boaU Is nearly exhausted. This, it is learned, is the general purport of a note, addressed to Ger- many this week by the Netherlands government, protesting against the action of a German aeroplane in trying to drop on a Dutch traw- 'er on May 12, which narrowly escaped destruction, off Ameland. GERMANY REPLIES TOILS. Berlin, May 29, via London, 6.25 answer to the American note was delivered to Ambassador Gerard this morning. The German reply avoids decisive statements in regard to the ques- tions raisod by the United States pending a further exchange of views. Must Suspend Warfare All Along the Frontier Italians Are Successful- Austrian Submarine is May Invade Turkey Home, May 28, via London, May 29.-ln Trentino and Friuli, provin- ces oi Austria, the- Italians are push- ing forward and maintaining their vigorous offensive action, overwhelm- ing the enemy on all sides. In the latter phases oi the action on these two fronts, the Austrians, paralyzed hy tlie rapidity of the Italian ad- vance, fled, abandoning unbelievably strong positions. Anti-Italian Riots Udine, May from Cor- moms say advices received there from Trieste say that serious anti-Italian isai'd to have Mcd, leaving Washington, May tbe eve 'government in the hands of a com- oi Germany's reply to the American mittee which has been unable to pre- note on the sinking of the Lusitania vent vandalism. The building oral- there are indications that President'pjcd hy the Italian newspaper, Pic- Wilson will take the position that ii colo, 18 reported to have been set on Germany wishes to conduct a long fire and several other buildings occu- diplomatic discussion, she first shall pied by Italians have been sacked. It suspend submarine warfare on ships js reported that Austrian gendarmes carrying American passengers. It was expected that the German note might he delivered here any hour today to Ambassador Gerard. The first'official despatch from b'.urope gave no intimation of the situation, and officials were of the. opinion that should the document be delivered to I the American embassy today it might not reach Washington until Monday. They had no official intimation of its contents. have made little stlcmpt to quell the disorders. Italians Bombard Riva Geneva, May 39, via Paris, May after u severe fight) along the frontier north of Ivake Idro, have captured the town qi Sto- ro and tire now bombarding Riva. Success of Italian Navy Home. .May is officially an- nounced that an Austrian submarine boat was sunk by Italian torpedo boats in an engagement yesterday. May Invade Turkey Constantinople. May Turks and their German officers probably will have another invasion to meet De- fore long'. Unofficial reports reaching hern today are to the effect that the Italians have landed on the Island oC Rhodes, off the coast of Asia. Minor, while a cruiser lias been bombarding Budrum, which is on the Gulf of Kos. on tlie mainland of Asiatic Turkey, not far from Rhodes. This is believed to be the first step in an attempt to land on tlie Asia Minor coast. 10 IN BATTLEFIELD Flags of the Allies Drape Council Room .Montreal, Que., 'May Gazette's .London correspondent cabled- last night that the an- nouncement that conscription will be introduced next month is made by the weekly paper, Town Topics, which' aays the government will propove legislation empowering the military authorities to call up men in four classes; first class, unmarried men, 18 to 35 years; second class, married men 18 to 25 years; third class, married men 25 to 35 years; fourth class, unmarried men, 35 to 45 years. Town Topics states, the corres- pondent, adds, that the pay and separation allowance will be low- er than that given to voluntary 1 recruits. North Lethbridge, no South Lefch- nridge-it is all Lethbndgc. What is to the interest of one side is to the interest of the other. I ve been tell- -iiiE the farmers this and 111 tell it to you. We've jjot to take an inven- tory of what got, and then pu toscther, and in a few years ws'll not onlv have tho wheels out 01 the mud, but we'll be on the liroad, firm highway to prosperity. Ex-JUSTICE PAPINEAU DIES -Montreal, Que., May Aug- ustin Cyrillc Papineau, ex-jiistios of the Supreme Court of Quebec, this morning. He was born at La Petite Nation, now Papineaiiville, in 1828. and retired from the bench in 1S88. _______' Irrigation Should Be a Success In This District Claim Members of Board Ottawa, May Adam chief remount commissioner for the militia department, arrived in Otta- wa today from a visit to England, France and Belgium, primarily for the purpose of submitting the report of his investigations and experiences in connection with the remount work of General Hughes, minister of mili- tia. "T cannot tell you how long the war will he said in an inter- view. "Some say a year I do not know. Germany is united, and the Germans have men, munitions and food supplies. Disorganization of a solidified Germany will shorten the war." Sir Adam, saw General Alderson, General Seeley and many others. He 'was in the trenches in Belgium and in the hospitals. "I saw our gallant fellows disabled and sulfering. Never did I hear a whine, a whimper or a murmur. I wish to say this Canada's soldiers are second to none. They do what they are told they are resourceful, cheerful, and efficient, and, in short, whether in Britain, France or Bel- gium, they are praised. They deserve all that is said ot them. I would rather be with them than here. "I saw one of the Princess Pats. iut tuc Do you know what they have done sion to help solve tlm unemployment they problem was considered by the cab- inet council today but .that no defi- nite action was taken. It is realized that in view of existing economic con- .j. .3. djtjons throughout the Dominion it In accordance.with the wish ot the Union of Canadian Municipalities, Hags of the various allied nations have been procured hy the city com- missioners, and will be hung in the council chamber. Similar action is being taken in all cities in Canada. The members of the Alexander Gait chapter of the Daughters of the Em- pire, it is understood, are taking charge of the draping of the council chamber here. never lost said. I believe it." vears saidhow Hie Lethbridge district should B'nit N'immons at the Board of do likewise, being as they were under Trade mSg last night, "I the same condition. Mr. Nimmons' a meeting in Lethbridge to dis- cuss irrigation in tbe south It was then supposed to be the solution of the country's difficulties. Ten years afterwards in 1001, the water was question was very pertinent and it hi'ouglit a definite and satisfactory answer. Reasons for Failure Tlie reasons yiven why-the C. P. R. irrigation system had not resulted in mm Kta development of the land ruiyiira were First, following the install- ment of the system the .country had vears we have had irrigation in the districts to the east and south of the citv and it has not been a success. I want to know why. The people in the Raymond district, where the hulk   s defending the Clalli- terms all their crtorts m ,e at an- London, May 'urkish troops defending poli peninsula against the landing jng brought from Syria. The sup- forces of the Allies number of ammunition both for the in- men, according to the correspondent fantry and the artillery are reported at Athens of the Renter company, to Uo decreasing rapidly with :no The Turks are remaining on the de-1 prospect ot being replenished.. Fight Canadians On Division of Milk River Waters Petrosrad, May 29, via London, 3.05 army officers assert that the victory of Emperor Nicholas' troops at Sieniawa, on the San. in central Galicia, has offset the success- es of the A.ustro-German forces at Radydmo and Gousskow. Minneapolis, Minn., May in- ternational joint commission, having under discussion the distribution of the waters of tbe St. Mary and Milk rivers, in Montana, closed its sessions in St. Paul last night. "W. B. Sands of Chinook, Mont., an attorney interested in the various works for irrigation of the Milk River valley in Montana, raised the question the constitutionality of the treaty of 1909, and the power of the commis- sion to interpret article six of the treaty. We Ask Too Much "About 80 per cent, of the waters of the Milk River have their rise in said Mr. Sands. "We are giving the Canadians half of these wa- ters now, .and, not content with that, they are trying to include tributaries of the Milk river, which do not flow into Canada at all." Mr. Sands doubted whether' the President G. PL. Marnoch of the Board of Trade is convinced that Lethbridge is the only logical place for the establishment' of a proposed agricultural school in the irrigated district. He so expressed himself at a meeting oi the board last evening. "I had hoped to keep a perfectly open mind on this mat- said Mr. Marnoch, "but when I look at the map of the irrigation .system, installed and proposed, I am London Mav 29 reaching convinced that Lethbridge would be Athens from Solia set forth that Bui- the most logical location for .the, garia is holding to neutrality, hut college." The Board of Trade is the leaders oi the opposition party ively urging the establishment of this believe that if Roumania intervenes I college in the south as soon as pos- in tbe war, Bulgaria will follow suit, i sible. take some ls of tlio Ottawa, Onl., May last bat- tle in which the Canadians have parti- cipated, and wliich is still apparently in progress, with no sign of a let-up, has evidently been on a larger sca'ie than was at first anticipated. It has been a repetition of the battle of aui-iuu u.iuusn Langemarck, except ill this case the counse-, for the Canadians are the assessors, rather dit ons throughout me uoiimuun iu t T will be no calv task to adopt a plan treaty jn this regard, would be found which will be'imme'diatBlv effective, to be constitutional, and said that the It is possible that if a 'commission inhabitants of the Milk River valley should not be named the government would try to have it abrogated it tho action through the' commission helfl with the Canadian may ment most immediately the matter oi unemployment I United States, made an argument sus- looking to effective co-operation he- talnlng the view ot Mr. Sands, the Dominion, Provincial and I authorities. Macleod Man Carries Wounded Chum from Battlefield in France hy Dunham, -hetVve.cn Col., and The. sneakers lown how the Fort Cftllins rtis- Macleod, May George G. Revcll, the well known Macleod '-1 rancher and football player, has per- il I formed an exceptional deed of gallan- 5 j try, for when badly wgundeil himself he carried a helpless comrade from j the trenches to the hospital. Unfor- itunately, howpver, his efforts were fruitless, as his comrade died as they i reached the temporary hospital Sergeant Revcll, who was offered ._ .but a commission in the Old Collins ]bv irrigation. Fourth, it took somo f Country, was in the 10th Battalion years for the farmers to learn how and' went through the famous Lange- hail sin rid had' developed, uud .why and to irrigate. on page marcq. t-hc course o! .which lie was wounded in the mus- clrs of the right leg just below the knee, but continued to take part in the fight. He was later wounded in the right arm above the elbow, and refuge in a hole made by "Jack Johnson" and waited for _ chance to get back to the lines. When the chance came, however, he refused to leave his wounded com- rade .whom he gallantly carried on his back on his left shoulder. i Sergeant Rcvell is an Irishman but has. resided in Macleod for several i years.and enlisted in this town soon'as the first sail'-for volunteers Canadians at Front Now Total Ottawa, May. 28.-UP to the pres- ent time nearly officers and men'have been despatched overseas by the Canadian government. It is anticipated by the first of July the (number-will reach approximately lOOO. More .than 500 nurses have also gone forward. Bulgaria Holds To Neutrality Canadians Aggressors Now In France; Losses Are Again Very Heavy BRITISH SHIP SUNK a a A German submarine has sunk another British merchant- man, the Ethiope, of 2750 tons net, torpedoed last night in the English Channel after her crew had been permitted to embark In small boats. thanjm the defensive. According to all reports received at the capital, they have made charge after charge upon the German lines; have captured a large amount of im- portant territory, and have success- fully repulsed most violent counter at- tacks of the Germans, in which the latter turned loose on the Canadians all their terrific heavy artillery, bom- barded them with poisonous gases and attacked with the bayonet. Casualty lists now reaching the Mil- itia department indicate that since fighting began last Thursday night with the Canadian charge in the or- chard at Festuhert, the honor list in the battle will total fully 1000. Sixty- eight officers have already appeared in the casualty lists since the fight be- gan. Overnight lists contained jjic names of six more officers kiiled and twelve wounded; seventeen officers so far are reported killed and 52 wounded. Total Canadian casualties since the battle of lanEmarcl! are now 6049; the killed total 964, missing 1275 and wounded 3810. Every Canadian battalion and unit again figures in the last casualties' lattalion has lost .ofSicera. The only .unit from which no casual- ties have been repo'rted is vthe Royal Canadian Dragoons- As they are bri- gaded.with the Strathcona Horse, they have undoubtedly been in action. The Tenth Battalion has been un- fortunate, as their second commander is now hors de combat. Col. Boyle of Calgary was killed a tLangmarck. He was succeeded by Major Outhrie, SI. P.P. of Fredericton, who has been frequently mentioned in dispatches. His wounding is officially announced today. A cable has lieen. France to find out how seriously lie has been wounded, but; it is believed he is not in a dangerous condition; The Fifth Battalion has lost no less than four officers killed in action: Cap- tain Randolph Innes Hopkins, Lieut. D. Meikis, Ayr, Scotland; Lieut.. J. M. Currie. Tantallon. Sask., and Lieut. David Mundell, Moosomm and its two major, Edgar and Thornton, wounded. The Seventh Battalion has lost, kill- ed in action, Lieut. G. .Hornby, Van- couver, and Lieut. Tennant of the Strathcona Horse, is also reported kiiled. SERBIAN TRAMPS 100 TO JOIN COLONS Vancouver, B C, May that he had walked 106 miles from the interior of the orovince, a iwarthy Serbian of exceptionally fine walked into the brigade office morning and pleaded earnestly to either taken ou the streneth ot of the" Canadian regirnent8_or furnitfe ed with   

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