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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBR1DGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JULY M, 1SI15 NUMBER 180 Spends Third Day Study- ing German Reply No Statement Cornish, N.H., July Prcai- dent Wilson began his third days' consideration of the German re- ply to the American note, after a game of golf with Dr. C. T. Grayson. He planned to take an auto ride with the members of his family in the afternoon. Carmangay Crops Developing Fast Cannangay, July crops in this district arc developing fast. Al early wheat in fully headed out, and 05 per cent, of the total wheat crop in the district is headed out. All grains are looking line. There has hai WEAPONS USED BY WOULD-BE ASS KH8ULTH New British Bill is Intro- duced )Which Limits Price ,at Pit London, July test of tho price of tbe coa.1 limitations' hill which was issued today, specified that the coal may not lie sold at thu pit mouth at a price exceeding four shillings per ton more than the price ai which the same kind of coal was sold during the 12 months ending June SOIh, 1914. The meas- ure wan introduced in the house of commons yesterday by Walter Runci- man, president of the Hoard of Trade. Violators of the act are liable to a fiue not exceeding New Lis't Gives 10 Canucks Killed Ottawa, July Overnight cas- ualty lists include tho names of 10 Canadians Wiled ami 37 wounded; SUIML; um- >j 1 1 ocn ithal date. Prospects are splendid. and missing I860. Detectives Watch Much- Wanted Manitoba Men, Ministers May Leave Winnipeg, July that lectlves keeping track of much-want- Montague, and' possibly rvit'thers whose names have been un- favorably mentioned in evidence tak- en before Hie Mathers commission, intend to get out of the province be- fore tbe commiiiion presents an in- terim report, local Liberals are ex- erting pressure today on Hon. A. B. Hudson, attorney-general, demanding steps be taken to prevent these getting away. Dr. Montague Is going to the front, i! is announced, as a major "with the honorary rank of colonel" in the Canadian medical department. .He is soing to thc war, although he has been in such ill-health for several months that he pleaded Ibis as an excuse for laxity in the duties or! his ollice. The same weakness caused him to hreak ofi his evidence at the com- mission, and the judges repaired to his hotel to hear the rest of it. Dr. Montague is convalescing at Kcnora. Howdsn Going Too? And now James H. Howdcn, ac- cording to report, is to get a colonelcy, and go to the front. This iairst statement has set the Liberals agog. After the work and ?hev are desirous of having the for- mer ministers of the government stay- arid faM the only because value of their evidcnce'in case cd men- for the: royal commission in- quiry, and his smile seemed to con- vey a hint -that no one will get ready to'start for other climes without his being aware of it. Prosecutions in Week Asked when he was going to start jnal prosecutions-against parties named in Mathers' commission evidence, the attorney-general said they may be started in a week. He did not 'intend to wait for the find- ing of the commission. The attorney-general disclosed for first time' the fact that two of Silence Reigns on Eastern man Engineers are Strengthening Fortifications of Constantinople London, July battle line Berlin declare conditions in this re- of Franco is furnishing for I he moiii-igicm are good. A hl'irl' official stale- nil ihr oniy ni'wii of pronounced from the Austrian [rout chron- ilary activity. The (iel'man litrnsslt'! iclrs Thi. nmier nlcture shows the revolver, dynamite sticks, cartridges and the nag ID which they- were carried by F Hot w P. Morgan and committed the attempt on Morgans Me. are identical wi'h those used in the outrage at the Capitol, tho result of winch ,s shown m the lower picture. THAW SANE New York. July. jury on Har- ry Thaw's 'sanity has dc- lared him to he sane. Chicago, July That William J. Bryan gave Dr. Dnmba, Austrian am- bassador at Washington, to under- stand that the United States wanted nothing in reply to its first Lusltan- ia note but a friendly reply from Germany, is the reason given by The Tribune of this city, in a Washington despatch, for Bryan's resignation from the post of secretary of state. He is reported to have told. Dumba that the strong tone of the American not was mere'iy to placate opinion on this side of the Atlantic and that the 0. S. government did not expect the demands made would be met. Dr. Dumba wrote a message to his government embodying the result of his conversation with Bryan. Before he sent it. to Vienna he showed it to Bernstorff, who wired the sub- Western Canada's ablest criminal stance of it to Berlin. James lawyers had been minutely studying the evidence as it was transcribed, and that as soon as the last sheet was in, they would report the grounds for criminal prosecution, and give a list ot the names of men against wham such action could be taken. nrd, U. S. ambassador at Berlin was at the German foreign office one day demonstrating about the submarine policy when an official told him'. of Dumba'B interview with Bryan and intimating that Gerald was bluffing; Gerard at onco wired Washington and tne effect ivas like a blast of dyna- tuyii. uie eimcL n These lawyers are U. A. Bonnar, mit? jn the state department. The K C and R. W. Craig, two ot the ablest criminal lawyers in tire west. Asked- if there would not he mild irotesis from lawyers who are protests known was Bryan of criminal explained a discreet Liberal today. _ When A. B. Hudson was asked ivbat he.was going, to do about it, he smiled and reiused to say. It Is that the attorney-generals department has had a score oi de- lown to have strong and active Liberal tendencies, and who might, nr> T ItlP KftSl' should have been commis- Oil LjlHK do the work, Mr: Hudson said: "This is not a party matter. It is too serious for that. In fact, one of tbe reasons why Honnar and Craig were selected for' the task was that they are not party men in the strict sense ot the term." ;_ These lawyers, it is. expected, will suggest a charge of "conspiracy to hut no hint is given as to who will be named. AskC.RR.toLay teel on Line Ea of Foremost Soon LARGE AREA OF London, July hundred and fifty 'thousand cquare miles of German colonial possessions have been .occupied by the en- tente allies during the war. official estimate was- announced today by A. Bonar Law, British Secretary of the i RECRUITING TOMORROW -Capt. R. B. Davidson, of the Medicine .Hat Company of the Infantry Battalion of Ed- moiilon, will be-in the city tomorrow for the purpose of recruiting. it is likely'that tho recruiting will be done at one of the local hotels, as no ....._fi _. other announcement has been sails iron made. Tourists Coming from Exposition Fernic, July (Special to the The automobile tourists are beginning to make :Fernie passing calls in passing to and from the Pan- ama Exposition. W. A. Morehouse and taimlv stop- pert for a short time today stat- ed to the Herald representative that they had left Los .Angeles on May journeying by- Francisco, Portland, way, of Seattle Hon. C. n; Mitchell, provincial treasurer', arrived in the city this, morning for the purpose of inter- viewing Vice-President Bury, of tho C.P.1J. with regard lo the laying of steel on the grade east of Foremost. Mr. Mitchell has recently, in com- pany with Dr. 0. Boj'd, of Medicine Hat, visited the country tributary to this line and found the crops in ex- cellent condition and the acreage un- usually extensive. The farmers are most anxious to have railway facili- ties in time to this year's crop. 60 Internes are Sixty internes from the detention camp here were taken this morning to Banff, where' they will he put to work on the gov- ernment roads .there. This number will be more than made up by those intcr- ss which are expected to come from Fernie, al- though nothing definite has been decided vet. Provincial Govt. Has No Power to Make Provisions for Soldiers' Vote 'It is absolutely outside the pow- er of the provincial government to make any provision whereby the sol- diers at Sarcec camp will be able to vote in. the election on July said Hon. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer, who was in the city to- day. "We cannot change theAelection (act by ordcr-in-council. When the legislature, which is the only body that can change the act, was in ses- sion, the Sarcec camp was not even spoken of. We were not in. thc con- fidence of the Dominion government and consequently did not know of their intention to establish a camp. Italian airmen on for "Verdun is ronarded liv observers large Austrian camp ill the neighbor- on tin- side nf entente allirs as hood of CioriU which is declared to one in conjunction with the assaults have been successful. The latest Alis- on both Ugonnc a'jti tt'oenv. The statement says there have been Kronen reports record a I several artillery engagements and lor me Crown i'l in his attacks in the former 1'ei; Silence on Front An almost complete, silence veils the situation i'l the eastern war the- atre. Petrograd reports no engage- ments In flic south oi Poland Kastern (ialicia and bulb. Vienna ami London. that an infantry attack'was repulsed nr-ar Kedinuglia. Fortifv Constantinople fierman engineers arc strengthening the defenses'of Constantinople on a huge scale, according to advices through Mitylcnc, received through C.P.R. OFFICIALS WILL INSPECT NEW LINE MAY LAY MORE STEEL No definite information as to what mileage of steel the C.P.It, will lay cast of Foremost, on the new line this year will be forthcoming until Grant Hall, vice-president and gener- al manager of western lines of tbe C. P. R. has driven over the entire route and ascertains just what--are the conditions, Mr. Hall expects to make this trip shortly, and an early announcement is expected. It is quite probable steel may he laid twenty- five miles east- of Foremost. Grant Hall made this statement to the Herald while stopping for a mo- ment with his chief, First Vice-Pre- sident and General Manager George Bury, who passed through cast-bound on his special train at noon. The party also included Supt. Walker, of the "l.ethbridge district. General Sur perinteiident J. M. Cameron, of Cal- gary, who accompanied Mr. Bury from Calgary, and other oflicials. Mr. Hury stopped or.ty long enough to at- tend to some deiaii business, and a hand at the group of local men who were there to welcome His train had been delayed at- Oko- toks and he was in a hurry. His opin- ion of Alberta crops as he has seen them is that they have never been better. Mr. Bnry's estimate of the crop yield of 'the entire west is nuslieis. He is enthusias- tic- over the prospects of AlSflrta yields in all grains, and the is making special efforts: to handle, what-he believes, will be one-of the biggest crops in the history of the province. Among those who were at the sta- tion to welcome Genera! Manager Manager 'Bury were Mayor Hardie, W. A. ntichanan, M.P., Hon. C..H. Mitchell. Commissioner Grace. Presi- dent llai-nocli oi the board of trade, S. S. Dunham, and others. Hon. Mr. Mitchell went east with Mr. Bury. by to Sayville, july i4_Despatches from Stock- holm to the overseas news agency .says that the Swedish minister in. London has delivered to the British government, a sharp pro- test "against the perpetual moles- tation of Swedish commerce." Norway and Denmark, the mas- sage adds, support the protest. It is impossible for us now any action in the-mattcr." By reason of their not having been resident 'in the camp at Calgary the full three months the soldiers will be unable to vote there. The only place they.- will be able to vote is in their home constituencies, which would of course, necessitate them Leaving the camp for a day or two. This- is a provision of the election act which can only be changed by legislativc action. M'toba ex-Cabinet Ministers Do Not Attend Convention Winnipeg, July morning session ot -the Conservative conven- tion which opened today, was devoted to organization. Sir James Aikins was chosen chairman ana took occas- sion to say he was not a candidate for leadership. None of the mem- bers of: the old government were present. CHIEF SKELTQN, HOME GUARD HEAD Chief of Police John Skelixm was appointed commauder-in-chicf of the at a meet- and one with camp baggage ami "rlying !r luggage. They had founnV the i and even- Is generally in good condition and expressed Spokane. There were' five in the party, and two Locoiiiobi'.es were driven by the one for the lad- ies and one with camp othc go fiVway of Ca'irary, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Denver and Salt. Lake Gity on'their-return to their home in Los Angeles. The party were well pleased with the pass scenery and were looking with pleasure to their trip across the prairie. Mr.. Morehouse'is a native of Nova Scotia, but has been a citizen of the United States for many years and has accumulated a comfortable m i Lethbridge home guards fortune. W. D. Sharpe, of Brampton, Ontario, half brother of liev. Pcrley, of the Methodist church, here, sails from New York .tomorrow, on the liJ.Uc, hound' lor Ijclgrade, Scr- ing of the committee on Thursday night. IUL me i..u-. It'has been decided to have a baggage and "Flying Squadron" of motorcyclists speed demon, in town has his intention to, become a member of the motorcycle brigade. The matter of rapid transportation of the home guards L has been solved by the formation of- an automobile transport service', the owners' of machines in the city who will lend their machines and give their services to drive them. V The matter of arming the guards is being energetically handled hy the arms and ammunition committee. It was decided-to advertise in the press via, to join IJiii. medical staff of Enjlish hospital at that place. th The reports of the two committees elected-'last Friday night were read. F. W-. Downer read the report of the committee for the selection of offic- ers. The report submitted the name of Major Burnett for commandcr-in- chfcf hut a letter was read from him stating that he would be unable to undertake the strenuous work. Ac- cordingly the committee convened privately and made another report, submitting thc name of Chief of Po- lice Skelton. This was endorsed by the vote of the meeting. The committee will meet on Thurs- July MARKETS Wheat October Wheat n'nr.. in' England and has heen fotinl special policemen btftii .sworn in wilh 'permanent powoy to: assist in quieting any disturhflBces. If. the home guards arc sworn fe as] trouble as to their.'status. The enumeration of voters entitled, to vote on the prohibition referen- a week from today there are 2800 voters in the coaitit- iiency of LetUbridge city the same number as were on the the provincial elections ot 1913. In the city proper there are 2400 named, the remaining 400 being in the across the river It Is likely a'num- ber of names will be list when the enumerators sit for for ision purposes ;