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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. JULY 29, 1915 NUMBER 193 Six Men are Charged with x Manslaughter in East- land Tragedy Chicago, July coroner's jury tonight returned a verdict placing the blame for the loss of hundreds of lives by the capsizing of the steamer Eastland in the Chicago riv- er Saturday on six II. Hull, general manager of the Chi- cago-St. Joseph Steamship Co., owners of the ICastland Captain Harry I'ederscii, of the Eastland J. M. Erickson, engineer Robert Used, federal inspector of steamships, who gave the Eastland license to carry passengers .July 22 J. C. KcklifT. federal inspector of steam- ships W. K. Greeiieheaum, general manager of the Indiana Transporta- tion lessee of the Eastland. The .jury recommended that these men tic held for a grant! jury for in- dictment on charges of manslaughter. QUEEN'S HOSPITAL FOR DARDANELLES Kingston, Ont.; July cable- gram to Dean Council from England states that the War Office desires to send.the-'Queen's University hospital Over-night War Summary Lloyd George announces that sixteen national munition factor- ies have been established in Bri- tain. After consultation with the French government, it has been decided to set up six more. The White Star liner Arabic sailed frqm New yesterday with a great cargo of war sup- plies. As a protection from sub- marines, aft the" steering gear is iurrounded with sand bags. The Germans have not succeed- ed in breaking through the Bus-, line'in Poland, and British critics are now more hopeful. British Commission Very -Limited in Scope-Sev- eral Disappointed Although there are many skilled mechanics in Lethbrldge who are J anxious to get work, and who un- doubtedly would 'be able without dif- i ficulty to find employment in the Old Country at the present time, there are very few of them, indeed, who fal! within the jurisdiction, of Messrs. Barnes and Wyndham, the British commission, now examining men in the city. The commission apparently have neither the authority nor the means of examining man.v men whose training specially fits" them for work for which there are not sufficient hands in England now. This was made apparent this morn- ing, when, during examination, one man in particular, who had come all the way from Salt Lake City to apply for a position, and who was an ex- perienced Old Country iron and brass rounder, was.turned down by the com- mission, because their Instructions were confined In this line to men who had had special training in brass founding aione, and .because they had not the. means at band here to carry out'tests of this man's ability. All the Way from Salt Lake However, notwithstanding the fact that this man paid his own fare from Lake, only to be turned down, lie was not discouraged, and he left this afternoon for the east, and will sail for England, where he is conuueiil will find employment. Many mechanics here, however, who know that work is to be had in their 'jine in. the old land, are not so fortunate as to he in possession of the necessary funds to pay their pas- sage. Few Turn Up Only twelve the thirty applicants who were told to be on hand this morning, turned and only seven of these were accepted this morning, so limited are the commission ia-their jurisdiction. The men accepted will sail ,'from Montreal 14, transporta- tion beiag provided- by the govern- ment. NEW SCHEME FOR AID IN STOCKING FARMS of the difficulties met with in the promotion of mixed. farming is the 'lack of money. Farmers, owins to the conditions of recent years, have been left with very slight .fin- ancial resources and a seriously crip- pled credit. In order to supply farm- ers with dairy cows we have learned of a new scheme, which, while it has not materialized into anything defin- its, seems feasible. It is that rural municipalities should ifledge their credit to distribute cattle among the farmer paying back the money to the municipality under cer- tain conditions that would be fixed, at the time he took the .'stock into his possession. It is understood that one municipality, that has been consid- ering the matter, has had encourage- ment from a bank offering to provide the financial assistance. v P. V. Lewis, oi tile local commis- sion firm of Hatch "and Lewis, re- turned yesterday from Edmonton, "where lie has been buying wool consignment for eastern firms. In.'all ne bought pounds of "woil. nt Edmonton, mostly of high quality The wool in the north, said Mr. Lew- is., is of a different cjualitv than, the southern wool II is all projluccd on smiill "farms and while of high qual- ity as a nile is not at'all uniform and re.qiurcs careful grading The southern wool on the, other hand be- ing range wool is not so clean, hut is much 11101 e uniform in quallt) The amount ol the wool in the northern part-of-the province does not com- pare with that in the south The av- erage price paid by Mr Lewis 23c pet pound, some wool bringing 28c and some going as low as 17c Mr Ley is was present at the small woo! Dool held'in Calgarj last and made a bid on the pounds lor tale, bidding was very Coutts, Alta., July is understood here that Dr. W. P. Patton, who was recently appointed to his old position here as veterinary officer, has been transferred to Medicine Hat, where, it is said, he will become field officer. Dr. Cald- well, who was officer here dur-. ing the period between Dr. Pat- ton's retirement and pointment a month or more ago, is to return to Coutts, to take over his old job. BO'RDEN ATTENDS COUNCIL MEETING London, July Robert Bor- den; premier of the Dominion, attend- ed the Privy Council meeting- at Buckingham Palace, today. CANADIANS ARRIVE SAFE IN OLD LAND St. John, N.B., July steamships Hesperian and Her- schel, carrying three regiments of Canadian Mounted Rifles, num- bering 1800 men and 450 horses, on their way to join the British forces in the field, have arrived safely at Plymouth, England, ac- cording to cablegrams received today. The mftn were sent out from Quebec. .j. DR. PATTON IS TRANSFERED TO 'HAT close and he-was underbid by.-" just on worth' of wool. The prices uore reported erroneously by the Calgary papers as raning atound the Calgary papers as ranging around 27 34c per pound Mr Lewis left for the north ajtin tfcii Lady Rider is Puts End to Procession Held Barons, J uly was a good crowd in attendance at Barons' annual celebration today. A calithum- pian parade in which there were some very original and tasty outfits, led by the (Jannangay hand, marched through the main street to the grounds. One very commendable fea- ture oi the parade was a large wa- gon handsomely decorated on whicb were seated the scholars of Barons school. Ail along the route of the procession they-sang patriotic .songs, which were loudly qheered by the crowd. Shortly after the crowd had ed the grounds black clouds to gather in the west, and just as the horse races were iinished and the ball game about to weatherman opened the rain put an end to. a good afternoon's sport. Lady Driver Hurt The horse races were good and the finishes in all the races were close. Mrs. McCord, wife of one of Barons' prominent farmers, was thrown from her buggy in the ladies' hitching con- test and was hurt sufficient to re- quire the attention of Dr. Wallwin. When the rain started the crowd ran for the tftwr. to seek shelter in the stores and hotel. Tlie Carmangay band was in at- tendance and furnished music oru the grounds and in the rotunda of the hotel, while the rain was pouring down. One thing- rain did not interfere with was the dance in Manhattan hall in the evening. A large crowd was in attendance at this part of the day's program, and dancing was kept up till a late hour. May be Next Lieut-Gov'r MR. JUSTICE SCOTT Edmonton, Alta., July Bulletin -thlc morning prints a story to the effect that Judge Soott will be.the next lieutenant- governor of Alberta, succeeding Hon. G. H. V. Bulyea, in Septem- ber. The story is that Dr. Brett of Banff on having a senator- ship, and refused to go to Government House. Judge. Scott ii, therefore, it is said, the next choice. FIJSIKF IN-IOLY PICNIC POSTPONED Tiie of the city looked out upon the rain- drenched landscape this morn- ing, and decided that this was not the kind of a day for an old-timers' tiicnic. DeVeber, who is looking after arrangements for the big gathering, an- nounces that the picnic will be postponed imtil next Thursday, August 5, when it is hoped to have the programme, as ar- ranged, carried out. Total 'rainfall for July to date 2.95 In. total rainfall last night's rain .68 in. Tot. precipitation since Jan.1.12.52 in, Lethbridse district is being drench- ed today by a soaking rain which last- ed throughout most ot the night, and which of continuing till evening. In last night's rain consid- erably over half-an-inch tell, and the rain, of the previous evening would make It easily a full inch for the two nights. The rainfall for July to date as given by-the weather man at the Experimental farm Is 2.95 inches, and the total precipitation since the first of the year has already reached 12.52 inches: U.S. PROTECTS CONSUL FROM HAYTIEN MOB Wellington, D.C., July The French consulate at Cape Haytien, Hayti, is menaced by the revolutionists, and a guard from the United States auxiliary cruiser Eagle has been landed to protect it. This information was cabled early today to the State department by American Consul Livingston. Believes This Would be Only Profitable Solution of Operation More Aliens Needed For Work at Castle Calgary, July afl.-r-It is stated'here that the number oi aliens working at Castle is -to be doubled. ITI connection witli the above patch, Capt. Birnie, head of the loc- al camp, has no instructions to Tor- ward more men, am! it is likely that the additional number of internes re- quired at Castle will he drawn from other internment camps. A pro [.wit ion has 'been put forth by a well-known citizen concerning the use that- the breweries of the prov- ince might be put to when the Liquor Act comes into force next July. While the Act does not interfere with the operation of the breweries, as the manufacture of 'liquors is under the control 'of the Dominion, it is felt that Alberta breweries will not he able to operate profitably. It is true .that they could manufacture tieer and ship the product 'to a distributing point in British and -then fill Alb'srta orders for: private con- sumption, but' they would be seri- ously handicapped -by the double ex- press charge in competition with the B.C. brewer, who could shin his pro- duct direct, with the express charge only one way. .Really, the only market left to the brewers in A'iberta will be the soft drink trade, which is likely to in- crease, but this is not sufficient, it is argued to give much encouragement to the brewery men. Now .the proposition put forth by a well-known citizen is that the brew- eries ot the province be turned into cold storage or packing plants. Each brewery possesses a modern refriger- ating equipment, and this would .be the basis of a cold storage or packing plant. These latter plants are great- ly desired by the farmers, and the Al- berta government has frequently been .urged to undertake the establishment of them as government undertakings. This citizen now proposes that the government take over the breweries for these purposes, or guarantee the bonds of companies to so operate them. Of course, while the sugges- tion seems worthy of consideration, it must be kept in mind that it is dif- ficult at the present time, no matter how eager the gov- ernment might be to carry out such, an idea. v BATTERY LEAVE SEWELL _------_. From word received in the city, it is learned that the of- ficers and men of the 20th Field Battery, now at leave there on Monday for an .unknown destination. Mayor Hardie on Mactjihe Gun Funds To the Editor of the Herald have been approached by several patriotic citizens who have pushed me to urge, the ciuestion citizens presenting a machine gun to some one of the Canadian regiments. 1 have triad to give this matter very careful and analytic considera- tion before taking any definite action. Very -few of our citizens are ahle to pull even on their own private af- fairs at the present time, and many arc in absolute need, consequently if our citizens did anything in this line it would lie under great difficulties and to the" disadvantage of our own citizens who need help in these times of great unemployment. Further it seems to me .that '..the civil and military authorities who are directly in touch with the conduct ot" the war arc the proper judges of the armament required, and surely they arc not neglecting to furnish machine guns if they are so much in demand as is appear from, some sources. They will not he so culpably neglectful of such a simple and im- portant duty. I dare not aay what the country would and should say ahout those in authority if it were true, that they were, neglecting any- thing. If- private citizens or a collec- tion of private citizens can get ma- chine, guns from the factories, then there is no question but the same source'is open to the authorities. There is no excuse for the govern- ment, not supplying as they are re- quired. I cannot think any government will neglect "these armaments if they arc required. If they are not required then .citizens arc onh; putting up money for guns that will be no beta tcr than old junk, when it could be MARKETS July wheat .October wheat October oats 127% 104% WEATHER 68 63 'FtriCMt. Lecal better employed.in Red Cross, and Patriotic Fund contributions. I feel convinced that" out- citizens in the near future will callsd upon for further to both the Ked Cross7ami Patriotic Funds and not even nut up anything that we would tax: ourselves to. the extent that we would be unable to contribute to these essential features of citizenship. These have always been largely vol- untarily, supported and rightly s.o, but armament on the other hand is always the business of the govern- ment. Do not. misunderstand me if the government cannot cope with the sit- uation (this I cannot believe) then the citizens have to do what the government cannot even if they have Id make tremendous sacrifices, and I shall; do my .duty. I am.'.in hopes that this note will stir up enough interest to induce peo- ple to openly exprtes'their opinions. -Yours- truly Hardie, V- mayor. Grand Duke Nicholas is Again Master of the Offensive at Points in Galicia London, July Austro-Ger- man enveloping movement on War- saw lias been brought virtually to a standstill. The impetus of the drive that carried Field Marshal von Hin- denburg almost to the gates of the city, and Field Marshal von MacKen- to within rille range of the Lub- lin-Cholm railway, has exhausted it- self against the enormous reserves the Grand Duke Nicholas has hurried to weak points in the battle line. While the offensive has been check- ed, military observers 'believe it is too early to say Warsaw is safe. The last ten'days' constant struggle co.uld not be prolonged indefinitely. The Russians proved themselves to pos- sess superior they were aided by excellent defensive positions which wore, down the Austro-Germari attacks. It is agreed, however, that the bat- tle is not ended. Russian authorities, In thefrjatest oi't'icia'i announcement reiterate their claims that the German advance movements in the direction -of the Polish capital have been checked, and they specify when and where. The Berlin reports do not dispute Petro' grad. Details of Report Going into details, the latest Rus- sian official statement reports favor- able outcome to the advance guard engagements near MItau, in Cour- land, Russia, and says the Germans are continuing their efforts to cross the Narew River at a point near Nov- gorod, north of Warsaw. The 'line on the left bank Of the Narew from Ostrlenka to the River Pruth has seen spirited fighting, but remains unchanged, and to the right oi .the Narew, the German attacks Jiave been repulsed. -Between Wienrz and the Bug, there 1ms been stubborn fighting, in which the Russians claim success and the {capture of 1500 German soldiers. I At Grubechow, a point close to.the I ttalician frontier, north of Lembefg, the Germans made determined at- tempts to but to the RUasIan" war office, anfl a little further to the south at Sokal, the Russians declare they have." began a successful offeh- sive movement-.' Desperate fighting going on at this point. Gathering in Majestic to Discuss Important M. P. to Speak George Barnes, British Labor M.P. and Dr. J. G. Rutherford, .Superin- tendent of the Agricultural and Ani- mal Husbandry tranches of the C.P. R. Department of Natural Resources and member" of the advisory board of the minister of agriculture "of Al- berta, will address the mass meeting to be held at the Majestic Theatre at 8 o'clock tonight when resolutions advocating the establishment in Leth bridge of a normal 3ChoJ- and in this district of an agricultural school, will he proposed. Sir. Barnes will speuk on the war and from a man in his position his statements and opin- ions should can weight Or Ruth- erford will deal with educational and agricultural matters. j The resolutions which will be pro- posed arc as follow s Whereas this meeting is satisfied that great benefits have resulted from agricultural schools, at the places where they have bcon established in this province Resolved, that this meeting respect- fully requests the. Alberta government to establish an agricultural bchool at some suitable place in this part of sputhern Alberta This will he proposed bv S S Dun- ham nnd seconded by a delegate from the district. The second resolution will be mov- ed by H. A- McKiIlop, chairman of the public school board, toconded by F. S. Lcfiingwdl, 51 P I' of Warner, and supported by Louis Mocrc, chair- man ol the Separate school board, ot Lethbridge. Tlie resolution is as fol- lows I Whereas .there arc at. .present 522 1 teachers employed in the district cov- ered by two and a half inspectorates Contiguous to the tKj of Leihbridgt indicating 'that a acces- sion, of teachers wB be requlra} to maintain and increHc the sUfis of the schools in that district, and, Whereas pupils ot the1 teaching profession juvt Becker Dies Tomorrow New York, N.T., July the refusal of Judge Ford to grant trial, complete ar- rangements were made this, morning for the electrocution jot Charles Becker for the murder ;of Herman Rose-nthal Becker was taken from his cell for a time and on his return he found that an his cloth ing, personal be longings, and even the tew furnish- ings of the cell, had been removed. On the new cot lay a thin black suit, white shirt with soft collar, and a black tie, KacK stockings and soft felt slippers were also provided The left leg of the trousers was not silt when Becker donned the clothes, as the slitting is done Just before, the condemned man is led to the execu- tion chamber. Thomas Molt Osorne, warden of Sing E "s, announced he would leave the prison late today The Warden. s ouposed to capital punishment, and las never been at the prison during an execution Deputy "Warden John- son will take charge of the execution Wife Plead, Life Albany, NY, July Char- es Becker arrived here at 11.30 .to- to make a final plea to Governor Whitman foi her husband's '.ife She waa accompanied bv John B Johnson, Beckers counsel Mrs Becker did not learn until after her arrival ot the governors departure from the oitj She said her plans uncer- Go ernor Whitman and Major "Hoore, his military secretary, left Al- bany today for Camp Whitman, near FiBhkill, to review the state encanTped there He wfil receive Mn. Becker on his return about 6pm take their training at places the district, x Resolved, that this meeting respect- full) requests the Alberta Govern- mrnt to establish a normal school: in Lcthbiidge A Mayor ilardie will preside at tde meeting Manv delegates armed the city today to attend the mettroi and they ate unanimously in the resolutions AV the surrounding centres, (aimers or- ganizations and school diitncU lave watt on tte ;