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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Another "Pearce" Letter Warns Americans of Bomb Plots Washington, D.C., July iWashington Times, which receiv- ed the original "H. P. Pearce" letter the morning after the pub. He reception room of the United States senate was wrecked by a bomb, has published another "Pearce warning of bomb plots, urging Americans to refrain from travelling on British ships, naming more than a dozen Bri- tish ships scheduled for destruc- tion and renewing the threats against J. P. Morgan and Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambas- sador. The letter was dated New Orleans, July .14. 'Struck Iceberg, Limps into Port July her bows crushed in, and her stern lying the water, and her damaged stem riding the steamer Age- norla crawled into port today. Sun- day morning she crashed into an ice- berg, while running through the Straits of Belle Isle. SHARPE, AIKINS' AIDE BRITISH LINER ATTACKED New York, N.Y., July sengers aboard the British pas- senger liner Orduna, which reach- ed here today, said that a sub- marine attempted to torpedo the vessel at six o'clock tn the morn- In9 of July 9, and failing in its effort fired shells at the steamer, none of which took effect. Without Warning New York, N.Y., July Bri- tish passenger liner Orduna, with 22" flags, painted on Its side. Captain Taylor became suspicions of tills craft, and began .ihanoeuvriiiK his ship! Then came the attack, the first warning being the streak of tlic tor- pedo which whirled through llio I tor and missed the Orduna's stern by ten yards or thereabouts. Warned Passengers Stewards nin.hclow and arousci thi- jmssengers. With clothes hurried- ly''fastened" haphazard, they made for 'aboard, at of whom were i the upper deck there they were as- paBsongers United States citizens, was attacked without warning by a German sub- marine, at 0 o'clock a.m., on July 9, 16 hours out of Liverpool, on her way to New York. Announcement oE the attack was made hy the ship's cap- tain, Thomas McfJomb Taylor, and passengers, when the Orduiia reach- ed here today. Fired Shells The torpedo was fired at the ves- sel and missed it by ten yards. Twen- ty minutes later a submarine rose to the surface, possibly a different sub- marine from the one that launched the torpedo, and for half an hour [thereafter pursued the steamer, firing was shells which whistled over the decks Winnineir Man., July ial above the heads of passengers stand- ing there by the lifeboats. Ten minutes later they sighted a sailing vessel with two American Wil- announced at HL. headciuarters here, .today, that 11am H. Sharpe, M.P., has resigned his seat for the Federal. constituency of and will run in Manitou. Air. Sharpe is designated as first lieu- tenant of Sir James Aikins, tho new Conservative leader. Cheerful Farmers from Aldersyde Line Visit Exp. Farm Amid Rainstorm That the 250 dry farmers who came domi on the farmers' excursion !to the Experimental Farm here, illd not return quite as dry as they came is patent from the hearty rainstorm whuli greeted them upon their ar jiv.il at ile arm La len with fulness and luntlibaskcU thev came and despite the glooim slits did not lose an) ol the cheerfulness A more good nalured crowd never the experimental larm even under laughing ikici Owing-to the down- pour it impossible to distinguish the irrigated land flora the wet it least as far.as appearance went, but that did not worry the excursionists Loaded into the cam ills at the biding where the tram stopped the) hurried across the fields to the shelter of .the big barn, quite iarge' enough to accommodate all. I he plans of the day were neces Barilv disarranged by-the persistent but Prof. Kairfleld did his ut- most to givs the visitors as inter- esting a time as possible, and the fact that the crowd went away as good-natured as when they came is a testimonial of his skill as an enter- tainer. A! large number of the excursionists stayed over in the city on account of the rain, considerably more than one hundred remained .on the train determined to take chances on" get- ting wot. A few got on at Lethbridge to tale in tue sights at the farm rnC total HuStiEcr tm Ilie excursion was 2W Of these 2 at at llrant, 25 at Blackie, 35 at Vulcan, 45 at Champion, 45 at Carmangay, 38 at- Barons, 211 at Nobleford and several more at Kipp and other small towns. The excursion was the largest that has been run to the Experimen- tal Farm and tiad.it not liBoirfor the inclement weather would have been the most successful, got on the tram at 4 De a at Mdcrsvde, 30 wimbled near .the bridge. Life belts were .adjusted and lifeboats out. The ci'tnv stood ready to launch the boats. Krum a siibinn'rlac oil the starboard quarter there came a shell which kicked up a miniature guy.seu in the Orduua's wuXc. The submar- ine had the range. Exciting Race Captain Taylor turned the stern of the -vessel toward the assailant and ordered full speed ahead. Within Iiom two to Jive minutes -another shell, this time passing overhead of the assembled passengers, was lired. FAIL TO SETTLE STRIKE London. July execu- tive council of the South Wales miners failed at a meeting held in London today., to reach any agreement on the measure of set- tling the coal dispute. They will meet at Cardiff on Monday. As it overshot the mark its landing place was marked liy a rising column D of water. The third" shell passed ov- erhead and so cio.se that it seemed to clip a lifts bcyt. Lifeboats Adjusted Captain Taylor ordered the passen- gers to go to lower deck. They obey- ed and the life bouts were adjusted lower still so that, the passengers might step into them without delay. The shelling continued, tlie shots falling about the steamer at inter- vals of from two to live minutes. For about thirty .minutes the submarine pursued the liner, with the span of water between them lengthening c minute. Seven were fired in all. Koiir of them PUSSM! nvr.r ilir. decks, the other three falling close- to the ship. Then the submarine, out-distanced, gave up the chase. Tory Members Agree With Premier Sifton Calgary, July is absolute- ly out'of the question to give spe- cial privileges to the soldiers in camp i to vote outside their constituencies Recruiting for the 63rd infantry battalion, overseas forces, will again he conducted in Lethbridge, this at the mounted police barracks, com- by any (order-m-council. S Bacon mencinn late this I Hillocks, Conservative M.L.A. lor Cameron, the recruit reach the city on the from the east. The recruiting office jremain open all (lay Sunday and aiternoon. Lieut. Hillocks, Conservative M.L.A. for recruiting officer, will North and T. M. Tweeche jn the afternoon train Conservative M.P.P. for Centre, Oal- it1 is expected that a large number .of. applicants will present themselves the were emphatic on that s yesterday. Mr. Hillocks declared law was. clear on the point, that it and that only an was common-sense; pcans w presen The recruits will leave 'lor Ilcdi- act of the legislature could amend trim on an act that the legislature lud cre- to be at Uted or government would boon be m fine .Hit on tin. mi Suuda fire ii the tram 20 minutes before l.m- of departure 1 ickels bcaung thi, re cruit's number must he worn oil the known legal authontj and member for Centre Caletarv-s said that in the hinds of the few f M Twcedie I A the nell coat lapel. IMPORTANT MEETING Baby Aviates on Lineman's Wire, Thrills Winnipeg Crowd Winnipct 16-The voungost aviator and the one which has prob ablv thrilled ai audience of pecta- tors more than other in neir is the infant son of Mr anil Mrs John 884 Uveistom. street Davul, his Svearold brother had taken him out in the perambu Jator, vesttrda) alternoon to the corner ol Bever'cv btrect jnd Notre Dame avenue, where David becamf creatly interested in the work of linemen engaged m stringing tele phone wires, Indeed the boy's inter est was so that he failed to oh Bene that he had pushed the carri- containing his, little charge im jnediatils oier the that was about IIP pulled up Ine linemen also failed to notice this, and at a riven siunal, with the rope attached to the wire about to be hauled over their shoulders, they commenced to inarch fornard and as they hauled Bp went the perambulator with a jerk The iilt'le passenger apparently enjoyed the experience for it was h.t, crv of delight that attracted Baud's attention David was tn" dumb tourded to speak at first The wire continued to ascend, and the carriage with little aiialor m it until it was 35 feet in the air and then sc- curelv entangled in the stationar; teli-phone ami light wires When the wiremen and pedestrians on the street recognized the condition of af- fairs, with the perambulator dang- ling in the air and the little President Marnoch of thp Board of Trade has announced a meeting of the bank manag- ers, wholesale merchants and imrt'lement men of the city to discuss the problems that are likely to arise in the handling marketing and. financing of this year's crop. The meeting will be in the Board of Trade rooms, on Monday, J.uly 19, at 3.30 p.m. opinion..it was impossible to give the vote ,to the soldiers under the elec- tion, act-without an amendment being put in of Lethbridge is the wheat center, being ib. sucti close proximiU to the most hountiful crops ever seen and tivoly vutliout a parallel in any point in Canada or the Oniteil States Ihe committee m charge would ask those ivho contemplate joining the excursion to call up Fred W Down tr as soon as possible The ladies are cspccmllj invited Automobiles will leave Ihe LethbndKc Hotel BAND CONCERT The miners' band, will give a concert in Adams Park, North Ward Sundas evening, weath er permitting SASKATCHEWAN PALLS Edmqnton, Alta River, w July Inch all-round meeting on a peace footing, when C. A. Windle. noted Chicago orator, and Ben Spence, prohibition speaker of Toronto, met on the plat- form in" the 'Majestic Theatre to die bate the proposed liciiior act to be voted on next "Wednesday. "One thou- sand people heard them speak. The possibilities of trouble from the crowd developed through the fact that charges had been made against against despotism. He said he was; embargo on muni tions'-ah'd -believed the-States should sell to'all: belligerents. If Germany could not deliver the munitions they then it was Germany's fault, not theirs. The only hint of trouble was when Mr.-Spence-quoted in reply some arti- cle from the Iconoclast.to the effect that-the soldiers of all the armies- should "be urged to lay down their arms and teil'-thelr kings and officers to go to There were hoots at this; and Mayor Hardie said he would have the police to act if auch At the close of the Mr Windle of being pro German In Mr Windle elaborated on his his sentiments as expressed m nu by sasing he could not paper the Iconoclast of Chicago It responsible for statements other was expected that he.would be cbal made their own signatures, alter before his paper was a controversial ,ut Mr Windle fore Per He himself was Irish bv lenged on this mat allowed to sneak, b stalled this by asking and receiving at the opening of the meeting a mo- ment or two to set these charges .at rest and his calm and reasonable answer to the charges apparently satisfied the crowd. -Air. Spence came back with quotations of 'some and uad-'no German blood. The Big Crowd The crowd began to gather soon after seven and when the doors op- ened _the theatre was quickly, .filled. Speciafcity police and, a big squad of 'Police were in. attendance Lumtt uaun vviLii tjuyLitkiuiia UL ouiuc t. of the articles in the Iconoclast and to keep order, but fortunately their when Mr Windle wanted to again re Uenices were scarcdv required, so Pl5, Major Hardie told him he would lorderlv wafc the meeting and so be-i'Iowed to reply again at the close did Hard'e nls of the debate When the debate was chairman Even corner of the and ever-active mannei The. Debate The meeting took the form of a de bate on a resolutions and each speak- er was given six periods' of fifteen minutes Mr.-Windle opening and closing the debate. Before for- mally introducing the speakers, Mayor Hardie had the audience sing the Nationa'I Anthem, .and then took the opportunity of" making a short appeal to the.patriotism, of the people .on be- half of the enlisting, saying that every young man sho.uld either enlist or join-the Home Guard. The resolution debated 'Resolved, that the proposed liquor act of the Alberta is un- just to the hotel men, the brewers and the wholesale liquor merchants is unfair in its discriminations and pro-visions unsound and fraudulent in its principles, and futile as a rem- pdj for intemperance and is opposed to the public interest he it furthei 'Resolved, that the prohibition of the .-manufacture, ..'sale and use of in- tqucating liquors lor beverage pur poses, is wrong .in. .principle and un- Christian in its character. threaten ed another flood last night, started to fall early this afternoon, and con tinued 'to dron during-the Evening As there has been no further rise at Rocky river it is believe that all j controversj Some of the statements concluded Mr Windle asked the charges made against him and the big crowd was at first inclined to ob- ject, and shouts of were'hesrd on all 'hands.' Appeals from Mayor Hardie-and Mr. Spunce that he be'gly. en- a proper hearing, however, marie them think better of it, and they al- lowed Mr.-Windle to proceed. .The.sum and substance of his.ex- planation7 was' tliatvliis paper was a of and he invited uuutiuueu ui wiuuiB tianeu LUC---------- audience for another heirmg on the i ing crowded Tue entrance of. tie Mayor and the speakers was the oc casion of 'a storm of applause. Both speakers wtil treated, and both were at times tremendousl> Mr is a big im Mr. Windle Opens 'In the resolution we charge that the proposed act is unjust to hotel men said Mr Widdle The act proposes to destrov the business of Vne stage be 'the bar In ordei to justi fj-thatyou must show that the traffic in. liquor is danger of re occurrence of the flood of thmree weeks ago.is promptlv at 1 00 p m retiniiing at 7 00 p nu The complete itmewrv and further particulars will be announcsd later Remember the date and uuur of departure quoted as being pro German were not his opinions, but were in signed art! cles written to his paper Another statement about him in which he had been misrepntentrd that in which he had keen nude to refer, to British 'dMpothm He shotred that what ho hid really said was that the Germane belieted they were fighting morally "wrong. The selling, traffic consists in makin buying and tiansportmg whiskey, beer wine, and so forth What is wrong in anv of these" posing looking Amei lean, vv itn an easv 1 w i ong is with the individual In who fluent" mannei of address Mr Spence drmUs to excels The evl1 ''1 is a contrast w.th his tense speech July whtat October whe October 108 42% WEATHER High Low Local Petrograd, July Ger- man invasion of Russia is rspiti- !y developing. While the Gai- icia section of the general plan appears to be keeping up routine activity only, in another section, that between the Baltic and the Lower Vistula, it is moving with force and determination. The main strategic objective in the north is evidently Riga, upon which the Germans have made several attempts by sea. They have now poured considerable armies into the region between Libau and Shavli, and are ad- vancing on a GO to 70 mile front with the left resting on the Bal- tic and the rinht extending across the Libau railway to a point be- yond the river Windau, In the di- rection of Popeliany, and the rail- way 26 miles south of Shavli. The left is making directly for Goldingny, and is well forward of the right wing of the line. The Russians are meeting the German, advance at river cross- Ings on the Windau and the Wento, and other suitable points, but opposition is offered only by cavalry and outposts. Russians Holding Well The Russian lines are holding well immediately north of War- saw, where the greatest force of. the Teutonic move against the Polish capital seemingly is being exerted, according to, the latest statement from Petrograd, At- tacks by important forces west of the River Orryc have been re- pulsed with heavy losses, the Rus- sians claim, and in sections where gains were made by Ger- thair further advance was arrested. The withdrawal of the Russian forces between the Pissa and Orzyc rivers to new lines along the Narew, in the face of General von Hindenburg's attacks is ad- mitted by Petrograd. tion of the German advance In Courland also is conceded. Im- portance is attached by military observers abroad to this move- ment in the Baltic provinces. Field-Marshal von army that swept through Galicla is giving signs of renewed act- ivity in pursuance of the assum- ed plan of the Teutonic forces to attack simultaneously along a sweeping 800 mile front from the Baltic to Bessarabia. Rout Austrians An official report through Gen- eva declares that the lower end of thir, line of Austrian troops who crossed the Dniester, have beert driven back to the other where their retreat is being turn- ed into rout. Captain and Crew of the Lusltania Blameless, is Finding of Mersey Board Fernie, B.C., July, was received in town today that the hah e is corpus proceedings linu I-ecn missed and that as a result the m ternment of the a'iiens now in' the link his been legalired although this not originally so. This, however, will not. affect, pro- ceedings now going on here under thw direction of Col MacKay Twenty four men have been released, today. drunk that is his fault not tile fault of the brewers Tf it is wrong for hotel men to sell, why is' it not wrong for the nubile vendor or the physician 01 the druggist to sell' The wrong Is m the excess It is wrong to drink to excess it is wrong to eat, to ex- If a nun jumps into a river the fault not in tbe river, but In the don I vote the on London) J.'jiy fired bv a submarine of German caused the loss of the steamer Lusitania and its pas- sengers according to the finding of the court of inquiry appointed io investigate the disastci i court held that no blame for trie tragrdy attached either to Cap tain Turner, commander of the vesel, or the Cunard iine. Other salient fentures-of tlie report that the life boit and life belt facilities were adequate that the dc the steerage passengers came on deck, was praiseworthy The court also found that the ship was unarmed and tarried ol general ammunition consisting ;0f a 000 cases of cartridgf s from which there was no .explosion. A small gathering composed cntireh of survivors of the Lusitania and 'their relativns listened to the reading of the repoit hj Baron Mersey The leport w as a distinct disappointment to the American sunuors who ex- pressed indignant surprise at the portion which exonerated Captain meaner of the crew was all Turner and the Ciimud line from all blame and that the conduct oi pass "blame and commended the discipline engers, barring