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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOUIMEVIII. I.ETH BRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JULY IB, 1915 NUMKEK 182 Eastern Firms Urge Non- employment bf Men of Military Age Montreal, July committee of. the .Montreal Stock Exchange has de- cided to request its members not to cmplov any men of military age who arc not connected with a serious military organization. It was declar- ed that the young unmarried men should he made to realize that their services are required at (lie front. The stock exchange committee s ac- tion is in lino with the movement oi this nature that has lieen gradually developing throughout eastern Can- -U a recruiting meeting in Mai- sonneuve last night V- C- Ballantync end A. Dawson, the former a di- rector in several large companies, and the latter an executive in the Canadian Cotton company, warned young unmarried men' that the time is rapidly approaching when they either have to lose their posi- tions or enlist. The Montreal Trades and Labor Council at its meeting last night discussed the reports ot such action taken or contemplated by employers and referred to- the announcement, from the mayor of an eastern On- tario citv that unmarried laborers who woiiid 'he acceptable for military service were not to be employed by the city. Proposals that protests sho.ld he made against the action of firms in cllscharging unmarried em- ployees in order to force them to en- were tabled until detinue in- formation, could he obtained as to .the truth of the accusations. GERMAN SUB. SUNK J- London, July German submarine U-51 has been sunk in (he Black Sea by Russian war- ships, according to information received from Vanria, a Bulgarian seaport on the Black Sea, by the Athens correspondent of the Ex- change Telegraph Co. The submarine U-51 gained no- toriety by eluding the British blockade, and passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Spring Wheat in Altorado District is Headed Out Altorado, A1ta., July croi situation here has been most promis ing, and It is improving every day. Kail wheat is tilling nicely. Spring wheat might be said to be headed out The spotted fields are now almosl evened To date there has heen no damage by hail, except- on a section near Doonda'.e, which recently suffered some damage! Fljoods Again Threaten Homes at Edmonton o- Bdmonton, July' lo- cated along the hanks ol the Sas- katchewan river, in Edmonton is once more threatened with flood. The riv- er has risen .Dyer eight feet since yesterday. Guages for registering the height of the water were swept away in the last Hood and the officials can only estimate ,the rate at. which the water is rising, .Today they assert the river is climbing ;at the rate of nine inches aji hour.. Already many houses situated close, to the river channel on the tide flats are inundat- ed. No Germans or Austrians Have Been List Pending Three hundred and seventy-one now citizens of Canada have taken out in the Leth- bridge district since August 1, 1914, or practically since "the commence- ment of th'e war. Naturalization to. this number of .applicants lias granted by Judge Jackson up to the present .time. No applications will be heard during court vacations Included lii the above number are .80 who were naturalized some few weeks ago. There are also a 5arge number of Americans. There lire no Germans or Austrians Judge Jackson, declines to consid- er applications from Germans or Atis- trians until their desirability as Bri- tish has heen proven to his satisfaction. A well-known German from the south who has been resident here for years, applied some time ago for naturalization, hut Judge Jackson, though he knew the man, and knew him to be a quiet and in- duifrious citizen, refused to grant the application until two affldatits from two .British subjects who knew the dtiirability nere forthcoming The affidavits have'not yet been made, and the application'still pendn. There are in waiting a long list of Austrian applicants for naturalteation which have been hn'd over and nol he considered at ari until tun jmd of the MANITOBA LEGISLATURE TO BE DISSOLVED ON SATURDAY MUST AMERICAN MADE AMMUNITION FOR ALLIKH LOADED ON BOARD SHIP The S.S. Colorado takiu from America. This' is one Gravcseiiil Hay, New York. g on ammunition for the Allies to be shipped of tive freighters now similarly employed in FRENCH RETAKE POSITION Paris, July No. 285 in the forest of Argonne, which was stormed by the Germans early this week, has been recaptured by the French forces, according to an official statement given out this evening by the French de- partment. Von Bernstorff Says Unrelenting Language of the Latest German Note to the United States Was Necessary to Satisfy Kaiser's Subjects Premier Asquith Says the Govt. Not Even Con- sidering it London, July British gov- ernment at the present time is not even considering possible terms of an early peace, Premier Asquith, in an- swer to a question, declared in the hoiisr of commons this aiternoo Premier Asquith's announcement confirmed statements made a few weeks ago by high officials, who said that England is convinced that, Ger- many "has reached and passed Canadian Casualties Total Ottawa, Ont., July ian casualties have now mount- ed to a grand total of The killed number 1747, the wounded 6586, and the missing 1869. The? overnight list contained 62 names killed, 4 missing, 12 wounded and 37 prisoners. Lloyd-George Appoints a Special-Board to Deal With Miners official an- nouncement .made this evening de- claring that a general munitions tri- bunal been .appointed to handle the coal situation in Wiles and Moni inoutlisliir'e, evidently shows the de- termination of fihc government to apply the provisions of tae-BCW mu- nitions bill to the grave situation created by the wholesale strike oi miners. The ollicial statement says "The minister of munitions has ap- pointed a general munitions tribunal inujiv imo jor wales ann Monmouthshire, as fol- liigh peak ot her efficiency, andlnat] Robert Wallace, the government intends to continue, ki Grii- the war without thought 01 peace, at escillati've o[ the least until the German armus and councillor Griffiths, Washington, D.C., -Inly von Hernstorff. Uenmui Ambassador, told Secretary Lansing; today he be- imvetl thi> Gorman reply to the last American nole on submarine warfare presented ;m opportunity for the set- tlement of the controversy by further diplomatic negotiations. The Ambas- sador conferred with Mr. Lansing for an hour, stud talked later with As- sistant Secretary Phillips. In the absence of President Wilson, Secretary Lansing was unable to in- form the Ambassador what course the United States would pursue in its next note, but he heard with mnc.h interest Count von Bernstorff's ex- planation of the purposes of the Ger- man government to satisfy public op- inion at home on the maintenance of. submarine warfare, and at the same time maintain friendly relationship with the United States. No Repetition of Tragedy The Ambassador is personally vincert there will be no repetition oC the Lusitania disaster, and that Ger- man submarines are now exercising sreat precaution to avoid incidents which might inflame public opinion, in the United States. With that idea in mind, he urged that the United States take advantage of the intima- tion in Berlin's reply that Germany would be willing to have the entire question o[ the freedom of the seas mediated with Great Britain through the American government. Such a course, American officials have indicated, might be more wel- come if accompanied by some aiiee that during the pendency of ne- gotiations, American lives and ves- sels tvould be safe from attack and danger. ITALIAN AIR FLEEI Argue on Strength of Case Against Liberals Milan, July A brilliant feat has .been accomplished hy an Italian ilight squadron which attacked a large Aus- trian camp, behind (loritz, dropping hieh explosives from a height oi OOU ieet. The object of the raid was attained and safely. aviators returned Winnipeg, Man., July (Special) The Manitoba Legislature will be dissolved on Saturday. .Nominations for the new Legislature will he held on .My 29, and elections on August 5. least until the and Councillor pi-essed back behind their own bor- 0{ the work people." Conductor Baxter Dead RICH AUSTRIAN UNDER ARREST FOR TREASON Niagara Falls, Ont, July Poczack was arrested by provincial officers yesterday' on a charge of treason. The arrest was marie at tne j instigation of the militia He was arraigned before Magistrate Fraser and remanded for eight days. It is charged that Poczack traded with the enemy.sending money to Aus- tria from fellow countrymen at Falls- view. The accused is one of. the wealthiest Austrians in the district. Moose Jaw, July S. Bax- ter, one oi the best known railway conductors on the C.P.R. died this Plan Death of Greek ex-Premier Paris, July A despatch to the at his home s Home nete. rie f since I zelos o( Greece. The pclice at it of Moose Jaw since advjccs stale_ haw takcn ncres_ sary measures lo protect the life of the former prime minister. morning been a reside .1886. He was horn at Sussex, N. B., in 1875 and is known on all western lines of the railway. He was a mem- ber of. the'Order of Railway Trnin: men. and the Order of Railway Con- ductors. He leaves a widow and three, children. The funeral will take on Sunday under the auspices local lodg'c A. F. A. M. Havas News" Agency from Athens says that a private letter from Con- stantinople states .that the Young Turks committee is plotting the as- herc. He lias! sassmation of former Premier Vent- Old Timers Now Organized and Officers Elected That the Old-Timers' association is n live organization was clearly de- monstrated by the large and enthus- iastic number of old-timers of the city who met last nieht in the Central school auditorium for the adoption of constitution and the election of of- DRY FARMERS GET HELPFUL HINTS IN DAY'S TRIP OVER THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM The annual of the farm- es with them-ralso Hie children and ers of ll'E Medicine Hat-Lethbridgr 'while 'the men-folk were absorbing s line to the Dominion farm here took. '-place and 'was a most sueccsaful as well as a agriculture in the fields the mothers and children disported themselves on the magnificent -lawn in its beautiful _ J" i T novel cient The larmers came, saw setting of trees and flowers. In the were conunced that the results spacious barn, pop and ice cream ind obtained by practical scientific farm- cigars were sold for the convenience ing more than justify the exta ex- of those who did not bring such with penSB and care. They will no doubt remember with advantage to theni- sclvcs the many wprds. of wisdon them. Prof. Fairfield and his staff deserve CANADIAN SOLDIER TELLS .f OF CRUCIFIXION Jaw, Sask., July' A. a. member ot the 5th Battalion, passing through here last night on his way to Regina, whern he resides and is recuperate, set at-rest all doubt as .to the crucifying of British soldiers by the Germans. "I helpe'd to take.down one of the British soldiers who was crucified, West said to a newspaper reporter. commcndation for the way in which fcll'lroni the'mouths of Prof, i they planned (or the entertainment W H. Kairlicld and his staff. Thej oi such a crowd and carried direct results of this one excursion Lout their llans. Not a minute of the could be traced would prob-l day dragged and at the same Him, ablv prove that the methods used and the big program was accomplished. in results obtained on the experimental i time and without rushing. Speech of Welcome When the excursionists arrived on thr 11 10 trim Ihej were met at I the siding on the f H m grounds where j the triln stopped a speech w elcome farm are also practicable on the or dinarv farm when copied with in telligence aiul care. Not only did the farmers ohtai as mam lessons as could we'll he as similated in one day, but they aid aUf, their wives spent a social time to- gether and intermingled freely with the farmers of .other districts, com- paring nolps discussing conditions news and gossip and German "wel1! enough to testify to his short mailing themselves at home with their neighbors near and tar The farmer as a rule docs not sec enough of his neighbor and the ex- cursion afforded him and his wife a most oicicllent opportunity to meet his neighbors socially It was a regular farmers' picnic and the farmers brought, their- lunch along the sidefe holding adults with seiis s about thirty adults and children each Into these the crowd climbed .and drove' to' the farm headquarters where they f9Und themselves in a oasis. After a short K-ok around, the lunches'were unpacked mid consumed. Long tables erected on the commodated many. the picnickers Hunger killed, carry- alls uerc again lrnen up and thr crowd emharked.on A tour oi .the grounds. on SIR JAMES AIKENS New Conservative Leader in Mani- toba MARKETS July wheat Oetobf r whftt October oats. 42% WEATHER High Low .Forecut: taffy ino on Sptui4iy, 60 .and moderately Winnipeg, July royal com- mission appointed to investigate the Fullerton charges of trailicking be- tween the old and new cabinet min- isters, met today for counsel's argu- ments. C. P. Fullerton, K.Cl, sought to convince the court that the charg- es he made on behalf of l-l private Conservative members of the legisla- ture had been proved hy evidence, and later in the day Isaac Pitblado will present the Liberal case. Fiiilcrton laid on U- torney-Geiieral Houden's statement in the evidence that he told Cham- bers if "you chaps uerc good thej might gel" the additional then withheld. He thought that from the evidence it was clearlj shown that this "being good" had some connec- tion with the Mathers' Royal .Com- mission. Justice Perdue, the chairman, toM Mr. Fifllcrton that since he had aban- doned the charge regarding the pay- ment of money in connection with the resignation of the government by, the men who made the arrangement, tic should formulate new charges. Mr. Fnllerton claimed that he had not materially altered his case and argued with the chairman at" con- siderable length. "I'm blessed if I know What yput Lordship is driving he exclaim- ed finally replied Justice Perdue, warmly, "vpu .either, intente- lj btupid or tou nnsundeistanij mo for :a purpose Mr. Fullerton denied both .alterna- tives, and continued his argument along other lines. A 'large "'picnic is being planned for the near future, and all the old- timers in the city and district are to be invited. Those that have lived in the city or the surrounding country for twenty years are eligible as old- timers. The election of officers and general business occupied most of the time. Dr. F. H. Mewburn, one of the pion- eer physicians of western Canada, who recently moved to Calgary, was chosen honorary president; Senator DeVeber, another pioneer in the west, was chosen president of the associa- on lion. The other officers that were el- ected were: J. D. Hig- inbotham; physician, Di Laffertj, treas., C. B. Bowman secv Rob ert Sage. An executive committee, composed of tlnee ladies Mesdames DeVeber, McKlllon and Sherlock, and five gentlemen, Messrs Conybeare, Pleetwood. E. Adams, A I! Stafford and Robert Nimmons, was elected. FOSTER MUTUAL RELATION BETWEEN CITY AND FARMER, DUTY OF BOARD OF TRADE The fostering of the mutual rela- tionship between city and country, between the business men and the farmers, was still further dwelt upon- as a duty of the Board of Trade here, by S. S. Dunham, at the weekly -un- ciieon of the council of the Board yesterday noon at the Lethbridge Hotel. Mr. Dunham has returned re: cently from a four of the south dis- tricts; and he is still more impressed with the necessity of keeping uii the good work of developing the spirit of co-operation between the city and the country. In this connection Mr. Dunham sug- gested that arrangements be made for some member of the Board to formal- ly meet.the farmers who are coming to the'Experimental farm on excur- sions from time to to speak to them of the wil'Hngness -of the Board to aid tho farmers in any way whatsoever. It is probable that some such arrangement 'will be made in connection with the excursion OF far- mers from the Aldersydc: branch to the city on Saturday of this weeli. Mr. Dunham intimated that he had found very' little, discontent among the south farmers during his trip. Ile- lations -between" the farmers and the i'lty raen were'as yet very much in the embryonic state. The farmers had not yet 'formed those relations which tied-theni to the city, and. now was the time for the Board of Trade the good work e! fcsterms and cementing these relations The secret of Ins election to the ecutive Of the United .Farmers of.A'i- berta, said Mr. Dunham, was not so much as an honoi to himself, as an honor to the city of Lethbridge for the manner in which tlu'i had treated the farmers' convention the year pre- Discuss Agricultural School A public meeting to be addressed by Dr. J. G. Rutherford, at the matter of an" agricultural sehoor and a normal school for the .Letlibridge district will he threshed out, and at winch delegates from adjacent towns Some villain, .with .all the stincts of a German baby killer, is abroad in the citj a hatred for dogs, maybe the owners of nogs, this individual spread poison aboufa with the result that nearlv a dozen of the most valuable dugs in the city succumbed The animals were not street u anderers, but harmless house- hold pels i'n nearly every instancej Amongst tnose >vho lost dogs jester- dav veic Sheriff Young, L M John- stone, K C E Smith, A Rv McGuirc, J. N. Ritchie, W. A.. Bu- chanan, VIP Poisoned meat left; on boulevards and lawns around 4th Vve and Thirteenth St Fortunately children plaung about have so far not handled any of the poisoned raeal The meat was left m plaeeb where little lolts plaj and it is a, rairacle that some child has not suf- fered death Great indignation exists over the poisoning oi dogs but indig- nation becomes greater when it is realized that the lives of children have been endangered as well Who- ever is responsible for the poisoning is a scoundrtl of .the basest type! will be present be held s'loltlj, the date to be announced later. Re sponges from Tabei and Hajlnond have already been to the cf feet that delegates from those towns will be here. Other towns, trill also be represented. Sugar- Beet Industry through the efforts of the Lethbridge Board; the Board ot Trade of Raymond, and the farmers of the Coaldale district are to bo brought together in the matter of In creasing the production of beets The Raymond people will endea-vor to in- duce -the Coaldale farmers to take up the beet industrs. This movement is also to be extended W the Taber farmers when irrigation is developed In that district. (Coniinuca an Says He Bought a "Princess Pat" Uniform For 50c London, Julv The British po- lite attach much importance to the arrest at Gravesend last night of an, Vmciiran who wnen arrested w earing the uniform of the" Princess Patricias arraigned m" court the prisoner, whose name has not been made public, said he bought the uniform m Plymouth two weeks ago from a ..soldier for 50 cents He it as remanded for further investigation. DOMINION TRUST MAY LOSE A MILLION Vancouver, BC, July The- en- tire body ot claims from.depcmwra m the Dominion Co, nunrtering ROOD in all, and covering imountj of have been thrown oot bjr1; Liquidator Andrew who W now in charge of the lortner Dotoiu. ion Trust headquarten in city. Mr. Stewart has segregated the it- posllois into three and to paying any of ;