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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VJII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1915 NUMBER 186 SWARD OIL m Five Thousand on Report Says Rioter Killed Strike Bad Boys Fined For Damaging Vacant Houses New York, N.Y., July rioting occurred, during which one man, John Molosky, 18 years old, was- killed, and nearly three score more or lent seriously Injured, marked the second day of the strike of the work- men at the plant of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, at Bayonne, N.J. The workers, most of whom are of foreign birth, and unorganized, gath- ered at the gates of the an early hour, and disorder, which then began, lasted until nearly noon. At that hour me polite, assisted by deputy sheriffs and firemen, brought the situation under tempor- ary control at least. The police say several thousand persons took part in the attack. Of the 53 injured tak- en to the Bayonne hospital, 50 are men and boys' who fought about, the gates of the .plant; the other three are .policemen. Inspector Cady had a horse shot under him and later narrowly-escaped serious injury when he was one .time surrounded hv riot- ers at a fire house when he had gone to stop an attack. Mischievous boys who have been breaking windows and removing pro- perty in vacant houses have beer, taught a lesson by the punishment meted out to them at the juvenile court on several occasions lately. Fines were imposed upon the hoys to impress them with the fact that this wanton destruction oi properly was criminal, and it is hoped that there will be no further damage of this kind (lone to houses. Parents should impress upon their children that' they must not damage property, that if they do so they will have to appear in court and he punished. In the cases which came up lo the juvenile court Unes were im- posed in every instance. A reward of has been offered to parties giving information leading to the conviction of ..persons who damage property. The hoys would serve the community and themselves much better if they would take an interest ill seeing that property is not damaged, and where it is dam- aged if they can supvly information as to the parties who damage it they should advise the chief of police. CLARKSON JAMES Secretary to Lleut.-Col. Dr. Pync, Min- ister of Education in Ontario, who lias been given the military rank of major. He is in England with his chief In connection with Ontario's gift of a hospital Californians May Settle Here R M Evrns Is one of the successful farmers of the Chin district eart of the city. A sample of wheat was brought to the Herald office yeiterday which measured inches, and was well, headed out. He has 280 acres" of-such wheat at this.' In 18 days he expects to be har- Evans is interested with Mr. (Ji.E. Maguire in land at Chin. Mr. Maauire is at present irv California, from where he will return about August 1st, with several are..expected to .settle in Southern'Alberta. Germany Still Being Fed Despite British Blockade London, July 21. The question whether, despite the cot- 7.ton and foodstuffs .are still reaching Germany, is seriously exercising the British press.. The Times refers to the subject this morning, regretting Asquitli was unable; to hold out greater hopes of effectually dealing with the cotton difficulty The. Daily Chronicle points to i the enormous increase in .'exports of raw cotton and foodstuffs; linseed oil, and similar articles to Holland and Scan- dinavia, and disclosed by the board of trade returns, and says "The question frankly arises whe- ther, without knowing it, we are feeding the enemy, fn the case of linseed oil the question is dpubiy im- portant, because, in addition to be- ing a constituent of cattle iood, if is also material for the production of high explosives in which glycerine is used. It is therefore in the same cate- gory as cptton and the question of its export requires the earnest at- tention of the board of trade." AWISHIiTOF I TROUBLE IN Fernie, July 'to- the Herald) B 9 mine explosion case arising out ol the explosion at Coal Creek last January, -occupied the whole today m court, Mr. Giaham, chief mine inspector, clos- ing his side ot the case at 4 o'clock, when court adjourned to 10 30 o'clock tomorrow morning, Mr Herch- mer, acting for Mr. Cauneld, mine manager at Coal Creek, and Mr A. Macneill, "acting tor Overman Win McFagen, at the same mine, will wilt present eudencc from these Uvo officials as against the evidence sub- mitted bv Mr Graham, m the testi- mony ol Fire Bosses A. McFagen and _. 1) Shanks, and oi other cmplojces ot the Coal company at Coal Creek be- fore and at the time o! the ex-plosion on Jan. 2nd. last. The examination, seoms to have taken the foim of a contest as to the respons.bility for conditions gov- erning the operation ot B 9 mine up to the time oi the explosion. While Mr Graham is at a disadvantage as to legal knowledge and practices, he has a decided advantage in knowledge ol mine and mining1 terms niuch enables him to even up the his trained opposition, ind this condition renders the legal battle an interesting contest to hs- Thc machine gun committee is still at work and meeting with unexpect- ed success in the effort to raise mon- for that purpose Alderman Jack- ion reports total up lo date 6f 7 I Allege Detroit German Supplied Funds for Outrage i. Washington, D.C., J.uly British government today informed the State department it has receiv- ed evidence that a wealthy German resident of Detroit, Mich., has sup- plied money to .pertain persons in Windsor, jvas.used to de- stroy property of the Canadian gov- ernment. The British government has inquired if the.department regard'the case, if fully substantiated, as _a case ot, military .'activity, consti- tuting a breach1 of neutrality. Pend ing inv estigation the name of the man accused is being withheldi The case as connected with recent at- tempts to dynamite an armory and an explosion in a factory making clothing for British troops Collect Business Tax by Distress Personal anii business taxes over- due to the cttj bv business men, and uhich have not hren in. response to a special appeal recenflj sent out, will now be collected hi dis- tress, if necessirj 'Ihe cit} solicitor has been instructed-" to take action at once to make collection ORDUNA INQUIRY ORDERED AVashlngloh, D.C., July tary 'Lansing; today, said that an offi- cial investigation of the submarine at- tack Jtipon the had been ordered. LIBERALS NOMINATED Winnipeg, Man, Jnly 19 Winnipeg South Liberals tonight nom- -the sitting membera.'THon A B. Hudson and W: ;L..Parriih, for .the approaching provincial were unanluoui. LIEUT.-COL. R. A. PYNE, M.D. On Ontario's Minister o[ I'Mucation, now in England in connection tario's sift of a hospital. been made a lieutenant-colonel Send Ultimatum To Roumania Milan, .July diplomats ;irc'preparing lo send an an ultimatum to-Uoumania demand- ing thai slin permit tlic passage of war munitions to Turkey, the news- paper Corriere Delia Sera slated to- day. BIG LAWSUIT AT MEDICINE HAT .Medicine Hat, Alta., July suit involving some SGS.OOO. in which Dr. C. H. Koehler of Minneapolis is EuinK Messrs. Stoner, Lockwood WLeelei- of Uedcliff, opened before ;L has special sitting of the Supreme Court at the Court House, this morning. Mr. Justice Simmons is presiding. Returns Will be Bulletined at Herald Returns of the voting throughout the province as received by wirs will be bulletined and announced by megaphone at the Herald Office tonight. Returns from all city polls should be complete shortly after seven o'clock, and returns from southern points.should be in shortly afterwards. A general idea of how the pro- vince has voted should be possible by ten in the evening. Returns from city polls will be tabulated and posted on the Herald Bulletin Board in proper order. HUGE VOTE POLLED TO-DAY Forecasts that the biggest vote In the history of the city wauld be polled today, are being more than borne out by the indications of the morning By ten o'clock in some polls, one-third of the vote had been cast, and by noon this was the case with almost every poll. Every available conveyance had been com- mandeered by both parties to get out the vote, and there will be few to- night who have not cast their ballot. This means that in the city, polls over 3000 wilL-rote, Many names have not been .enumerated, and this has necessitated the swearing in of many, voters. The drys showed the greatest ,act-. ivity the earliest, but it was not long before the streets were full of flying autos and hastening rigs hired b'y both, parties. There is very little evidence of any trouble at anyfof the polls. The local hotel keepers voluntarily dosed their bars, although given the right to keen open. In the country districts the vote is coming o.uj in. good shape, and a re- cord vote is being polled.- Soldiers Not Here Voting is evidently too expensive a proposition for the majority of the Lethbridge soldiers of Sarcee City. Although .the hoys were granted a day's leave to go back home to'vote, hot many of them were inclined to foot the bill. A couple of the tioys" returned on the Aldersyde train this_ afternoon. At'Edmbntor. '.Edmonton, Alta., "July on the prohibition plebiscite started at S o'clock this morning wltb the "dry" vote showing the greatest early morning activity. Both sides- have strong_organizations in Edmonton and adjacent territory, and are confident that a heavy vote will be polled be- fore G o'clock. City polls are being watched out- side by women on behalf of the the women being busy band- ing out last-minute literature and ap- peals for prohibition. The business men's vote has not yet commenced to be cast in earnest, but it is expected that the so-cal'Ied silent vote will be polled during the" early afternoon. Thus far proceed- ings have been of an orderly nature. At Calgary Calgary, Alta., July on the prohibition plebiscite continued throughout the forenoon all over the city, and both sides are making every effort to get supporters, to the polls Up to nooa the recording of the bal lots had proceeded without incident, there being no arrests made for ir- regularities under the Flection Act London, July is expressed in editorials this morning at the settlement of the coal strike, but is tempered by misgivings. As to the: possible outcome of the complete surrendeu to the men, who obtain virtually all their original demands, except that instead of an agreement for three years, which they desired, they secured an agreement uhich run untiF six months alter peace has been declared. David-Lloyd George is compliment- ed by the papers for the tact, and statesmanship he displayed in induc- ing the mine owners to consent, to the terms. What ,tlie position of the miners is as regards the munitions act, which they strongly resented being applied, KELLY GAVE MONE? TO DR. SIMPSON "Winnipeg, Man., July Direct'evidence indicating that a bilge sum of money was pass- ed by Thomas Kelly, contract- or for the Parliament build- ings to Dr. R. M. Simpson, Con- servative party leader in Win- nipeg, was given before the Royal Commission by an official of Bank of Canada. This official identifies a seal found in Dr. Simpson's safety deposit box in the Union Trust Co. as the seal on a bund'ie of which ,was part of a sum of .paid out to Kelly by the bank on June 10, 1914. does not clearly but as it has "been expressly stated -that none of them will be penalized for the part taken by them in the present dispute, nothing more will be heard of the fines to which they were sub- ject icason oi their stop- ped >vork and it may be assumed that-'as far as they are concerned, the munitions act is a dead letter. FILES IIS SUI1 Winnipeg, Man., July ing on behalf of the provincial government, Attorney General Hudson filed his statement of claim in the'civil suit instituted against Thomas Kelly, Lawrence Kelly and Charles Kelly, con- tractors, under.the name of Thorn as Kelly Sons, to recover money alleged to have been improperly paid in connection with the erac- tion of the Parliament buildings, here. HON. L. BEAUBIEN DIES Louis Beaubien, a former minister in the Quebec cab- inet, and a well-known figure in the political life of 'tlie province, died this morning at his home in Outre- mont, aged 78 years LOCAL GREEK BACK FROM BALKANS Bearing the scars of batttle, b.iit7 in good health for all the fierce fighting that he through in the past two years in the George.; Cot- aras, a well-known local Greek, ;who iias been following the flag of his country against the. Turks and .Bu'i Lethbridge Mon- day, and .is at bis old .place today, selling fr.nt at the Palace confec tionery, with a smile and a bright word for every body, just as if he. had never carried a rifle or seen the-'rav- ages of warfare George, left- Lethbridge in respond to the.call of his country; and for 2ji months has been in thelthlck of the fighting, first against- .the Turks, and more recently "against the Bulgarians. He says the Bulgarians have been- defeated, and are now at peace with his'country. George 'believes that it will not be long before his country will, be in need of .his services again to fight; on.the side of the Allies ag- ainst the Turks. He Is confident, also that-Roumania witt .become.an ally" in a very short time, Roumania will act with Greece. Of their armies are badly in need of a rest, and it may time before they are ready to enter another cam- paign. Lucky to be- Alive "George !is really fortunate to be back in the quiet life of fruit selling. It is a ftqndeV that "he got out alive He has: seen strenuous fighting, and bears the evidence with him. He has the marks of honor. He rolls up toe sleeve of his left arm, and shovis yoirth'e-mark of what must have been a hideous where a bullet clashed through, and a'imost tore the limb away He hat. another little badge of honoi on the wrist of the a spent bullet clip- ped the flefah and ft piece of the bone. George bears these scsrs with a non- chalant air, and savg he is pertectly willing to go through the hrtl of war again if the call comes He recalls the good old days In Lelhbridge with a sigh, when he used to feed up the boys at-the old Interna- MARKETS July .wheat October wheat October oats..... 103% 42 WEATHER High.................... Low................... FJn> and warm. tional cafe of or "ham and." A long gap of .hideous nightmare fills the interval, and he can 'scarcely realize that he is back on the sunny side of SSfth street ag- ain, greeting old faces and filling up ice-cream cones. Days Without Food. George can tell ,you some stories of fighting.that make your blood con geal He has been fighting almost steadily since he left At one time, for three months, day and nighO he was In the tliick of the fight, and it-.-was-a .-literal hell, with no .welcome shelter of trenches, b.ut out in the open where, every bullet had a fair chance of meeting a hu- man target. Georg'e'is proudly displaying a pic- ture which depicts him as he looked after he got bick from the field The picture shows Urn a fierce look- ing beard, a gun in Ins hand, and a dagger at his side Altogether he is a most warlike object, not the peace- able George that Lethbridge people know "Not much to ahave In those days, eh, George somebody remarked. Time to shave1" exclaim ed George "No time In even eat or drink. For five dan without a meal Many days without water, often. That s no joke It was fierce figting, all right." Warsaw Drive Apparently Capture of Riga Would be Severe Blow to Russian Supply Sources London, July of the fall of Warsaw are In circula- tion today, but the latest com- munications from both sides in- dicate the Austro-German rush ward the Polish capital, has slow- ed down. The Russians continue to lose nround, but apparently, the campaign has not yet been brought to a decisive issue. The most important success now reported by the Germans has been won by General Woyrlch, south of Ivangorod. This seems to have been a surprise attack. The Russians, who had heavy re- inforcements in the neighborhood later delivered vigorous counter attacks, but failed to recover the lost ground. Wlndau, in Ccurtland on the" Saltic, is definitely in the of the Germans, who are now within 35 miles of the Important Russian seaport of Riga. Pol- session of Riga by the Germans would force the Russian armies near Shavlt and Mitau to retreat, as the Baltic port is their chief point of supplies. The ambitious advance of the Germans in the Baltic indicates that they hope not only to capture Warsaw, but to cut off the retreat of the Russians by placing forces between the re- tiring armies and Petrograd. AM these [ate advances plaea Grand Duke Nicholas, the Rus- sian commander-in-chief, In an em- barrassing position.. STRIKERS AIM TO TIE UP ALL THE MUNITION FACTORIES IN STATES Bridgeport, Conn., July calls resulted today in machinists throwing down their tools in a num- ber of Bridgeport shops, and walking out. Labor leaders claimed they had taken 110 additional men from two plants doing work for the Remington. Arms Ammunition Co., that pick- ets had succeeded in keeping eighty men from going to work at the-new plant of the Remington concern; that TQO men on the night shift at the Un- ion Metallic Cartridge :Co.. had gone on Btriks, and that; during the noon lunch hour men. on the day shift would fl.iiit. They .estimated this that nearly. skilled machinists, were now oa strike. They reiterated their statement that there would be a com- plete close down of war munitions factories by Saturday. Disorder seem- ed iminent twice today, once new Remington plant, and ohce outr side the -works of a contractor mak- ing machine tools for the Remingtoa Co Dirt wagons, driven two abreast, cleared the road in front of thijirft, ceare e roa n ron o named plant The police, to'isn official connected con- tracting concern, dispersed the strik- ers and; sympathizers. Constable Paddeson of Mounted Police Believed Drowned iMacleod, Alta., July were received here today that Const. Paddeson of this division of the Mounted-Police, ha.d been drowned m Boundary Creek, near Cardston. No details of the tragedy, have been re- ceived. Paddeson hart- been on e- tachment duty with Const. Bourne at Boundary Creek during the-past six weeks. Word was first taken; to Cardston by some campers, and from their descnotion o! the drowned man, it is to be Paddeson. He had been on the force onl> since last October He nas a young man, and caine from Bairie, Ont Allege Ontario Nickel is Going To Germany Toronto, July a prolonged controversy arising out o! tario mines finding its way certain charges tnat nickel from On- tluough channels to Ger- many since the outbreak of hostili- ties m Durope, its provincial gov- ernment today through the Hon, Howard Ferguson, minister ol lands, forests and mines, announced the ap- pointment ot the following commis- sion Mr George T Holloway, London, Chairman Mr Wlllett G. Miller, pro- vincial geologist, Toronto Mc- Gregor 1 oung, K C Toronto Mr Thomas W Gibson, deputy minister of mines, Toronto, secretary. "The commission is empowered to to inquire into the whole tucvil sit- uation m Ontario, with a view lo establishing m the province an in- quiry that nickel will be undei ob- serwtion from the time it the mines to the time it is marketed Local Boy is a Prisoner of War Robert Angus MacKay, well known Lethbridge boy who went to the front with the first contingent from Victoria, BC and a brother of Miss MacKay of the local teaching staff, is officially reported, as a prisoner ol war Mr JfacKay vas formerly re- ported as wounded Stiss MacKay is at present in Edmonton attending with the university WELLANQ, NEGRO DROWNtD St Ont, July Thomas Ddworth, aged 89 found drowned In the old "Wei- land canal, yesterday, after having been missing (com the hone daughter since Tuesday OF LEASE OF .P.R. Wants Per Year and Exemption For the St. Mary's Grade The C. P. R will lease all at Marj's right of way leading out of the city to the south, and which las been long used as a roadway, to the city for JI and exemption from Laxation. The roadway has .been used 'or a long iime by the city a highway, and continual use tot, twes- ty years would them squatter's privileges on it, Which would absolute ownership. But the C.P.R. is not willing that the city have any, opportunity to eiereise this ritflt and have requested that some ai- rangement be made ior the nominal lease of the pioperty on a Wyeas term Their offer to accept ana emptum from taxation each year an the price of lease, is being investigat- ed by the city as the taxes on the under assessment of 140 an acre, would bring m a tidy little sum, aid the city may not be willing to lease this income for the privilege o( further use ol the road The road is a convenience now, but is no teiimg when the use of it will IKS interfered with by extensions of nnlding operations, and besides, it costs the city something each to keep the roarf clear of weeds. Hillocks Closes Campaign For Prohibitionists S. B. Hillocks, M P P. lor gan, delivered hib lecture the higher ideals of citizenship, in sup- port of the liquor act, being on tociaj, m the Majestic flMatn last night, to a large crowd, and hll address was enjoyed. J. D. botham was chairman and the 'S tion Army 'in 'atitnd A B. Dunlon was of the'evening and dealt, of-the' arguments wntafaves of the liqubW was alter 130 Mr; Vegan to ipeak, but be kept ers in dole attention by hii oratory for over an bom- ;