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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK IX. LETHBBIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, JUNE 2. 1910 NUMBER 146 FIGHT .Present; War Map Must be Basis of Peace, Says German Chancellor in Inti erview PROMINENT ;MEN DELIVER STIRRING ADDRESSES AT METH. CONFERENCE HON. P. A. LANDRY Who bun resigned as speaker of the Canadian Senate. London, June present war map must form the basis of peace. Let the statement of the entente powers look at the facts as presented by this map and they will know Germany's terms." Thus spoke Or. Von Bethmann- Hollweg, German imperial chan- cellor, in the course.of an inter- view with the correspondent of the Berlin Nachrichten duriny a visit to Munich, says Reuter's Am- sterdam correspondent. Lokal Anzetger, commenting on the interview says: "We inter- pret the chancellor's words to mean that the trenches which the central powers have erected east and-west were an -impenetrable of soldiers which must be the frontiers of the peace London, June Evening Standard makes the statement that a basis of agreement has been arrived.at for the settlement of the Irish question and that the proposed Irish parliament will be set up at once, Ulster being ex- cluded. Parliament, this, news- paper says, will .be made up of the present Irish representatives in the British parliament. May Be Succeeded as Speaker of Senate by Hon. Joseph Bolduc That Methodist ministers are today in khaki and sons of jM'.'thoditU minister.'; liave joined the'colors, was the statemoiiPma'dc by i ituv. Dr. Cliown. general superintendent of the Methodist Church Jit jl'iumda. in his address to the Alberta Methodist Conference session this i morning. Tho session was quite tho most interesting ami impressive I vot hold, for not only did Ur. Cliown dwell on the war as it the It-lnirch. but the repo'r.K or Iho three Methodist colleges in the province nil of which dwell at length on the effect of the war on tlio j while imnifdiately before an address was delivered by Van !'nilmi on "Tin: War and Religion." j ft trllmtcj w President Webber, whose father he had known in tho Toronto conference. Or. Chowii plunged into the subject ot' Kin: With three; of bis o.wn ill khaki, he spoke with feeling. !ile dix-hired the thought of the war had paralyzed every other thought these times and had sunk deep into the- homes of many ministers who Iliad already loved ones in the fight for freedom. Or. f'liown (justified the war as it ali'ects Canada and Uritishers. They had not bought it. they were not responsible, they were simply defending their thL-ir weaker allies, and the on which dvilixailon is i rounded. "We must often light for peace or permit spiritual duutii." he and said every man of military age in these days must give an account of his actions to his own conscience and to God as TO why he should not in; in khaki. "We are riot lighting for the church; we are fighting for the he continued, but went on to show how deeply the church Is interested in the outcome. VINDICATES TRADITIONS OF CHURCH i Ilo went on to show that the war has vindicated many historic traditions of the church. In the matter of amusements, the war has rthowti lhat the church was right in lighting against those amusements thai (mid to destroy the people. The opposition of tho-chiirrh to extra- vagance was also being justified. The people must save. Uut of the savings of people of Canada had come the magnificent response to iho llrst Canadian war loan. Before tlie war is over there may be many more such appeals. The saving show. The opposition to the liquor trade has always been a feature of the work tiie Metliodiat church. That fight had been vindicated. The very vitals of the Empire are being attacked by the traffic but the fight of Lloyd George' is bringing forth fruit. The. sneaker rescued that-the Methodist church seemed to have shown a te'ndency to grow out of the revival meeting. But tbe recruiting t meetings which are stirring Canada from one end to the other are a sort revival meeting. Men are asked to come and serve and they are li'oming by thousands. The revival .meeting is being given an impetus by the war. (CONTINUED ON PAGE G) The precipitation for May at Leth- bridge is 11.77 fis against 3.03 in May last year. The meteorological obser- vations for the-month of May, as re- corded at the .experimental station, are as follows: Maximum temperature 77.2" Minimum temperature 22.0" Mean temperature.......... 46.9ft Mean temp.. May 1915...... Precipitation 3.77 ins. 1015 3.01! ins. Jan. 1916 7.0S ins. I'recip. name period 4.73 ins. "Total hours bright sunshine.230.4 lira. Largest amount of bright sunshine in one day 14.o hrs. Average amount of bright sunshine each day 7.43hrs Number of cloudy days, no bright sunshine 4 I.BOYLESIOOIES Montreal, June John II. Hoylc. niinisl.or of education for Al- Iicrta, .was af the Itiiz-Cavlcton liere lust night eiu'oult! for (ho New Eng- land-states, where lie will inspect a number of usitiuiimtments for dent', dumb nml fnfiblc-nilnded. hoping to get hints that may be of value to tho three prairie provinces' mid British Columbia in developing InijUtuUomi of that. kind. j Montreal, June of the resignation of Hon. P. A. Landry, speaker of the Senate, has been con- firmed officially, according to the Ga- zette's correspondent in Ottawa in a dispatch last night. The resignation, the correspondent has. been accepted by the gov- ernment. It is expected that another French-Canadian senator will succoet to the speakershlp, the dispatch adds, to complete the term as extended. The choice is most likely to fall upon Hon. Joseph Bol- duc, of Lauzou, member of the senate since 1SS4 and descendant of Louis Bolduc, who came to New Prance in .1668. Senator Bolduc resides at St. Victor de Truy, in the county of Beauce. 'Bilingual Troubles the Reason Quebec, June Landry, in a statement given to the press today gives bis reasons for tendering his resignation as president of the sen- ate. His resignation comes as the culmination of the bilingual troubles in Ontario. The senator says he severs from the Conservative government at OtUiv.'a because lie feels that he will have nothing to do with .the Borden cab- inet who, according to his statement, caters to party first before catering to the state, Mr. Landry in his letter to, Premier Borden relates all he has done for the last sis years to prevent the pres- ent up-rising 'against the bilingual J laws of .Ontario. He re-calls the fact that Premier Borden did not give u direct answer to his letters and that: he left jt with his minister of justice. Senator Landry'gays-that he got no proper answer or movement from the minister of justice, and that even now, when the flames Of .interior trouble are flickering out of every roof in Ontario, he could get no pro- per arrangement .with the Borden government on the quest ion. In ,his closing paragraphs Senator .U-andry gives the exact motives of his resig- nation. He says: "I resign in .public as a sincere protest against the doctrine of non- intervention of federal authorities, which have alarming effects as much on the future of the country as'on tho future of our race. 1 resign as a pro- test against the use of lhat double- edged arm which makes of certain members of the cabinet men danger- ous to our race and to Ilic interest it would preserve." "I resign as a protest against all those whose love for power gives them indifference or who are kept in false security by ministerial fav- ors. "I resign, in fact to give all of my time, free from any influence or tie, to the ddfencc of the ,noble cause which 1 wish to hold high above mean politic.il party Interests-and for the victory of which it gives me ideas-, nrc to sacrifice what few years I may still have to live. "I hope, Mr. Premier, that yon will understand the necessity of my pres- ent step and lhat, yon will continue the esteem you have always manifest- ed toward your very devoterhs.ervanl, (signed) Phillip Landry." REV. DR. STEPHENSON A "live wire" in the .Methodist church in Canada, and founder of the young people's forward movement for missions, who delivered a strong ad- dress on the need of missions at Wes- ley church at last night's sessions of the Alberta Conference. TURK TROOPS ON THE OFFENSIVE ANOTHER NEW ELEVATOR Port Arthur. Onl.. Juno agreement is .being prepared between Ihe Grain Growers' Grain Company, ot Tand tho city of Port Arthur whereby the Company will erect a elevator on tlie north water-front. iNQ UEST DEAD HERO Moaso Jaw, May "SI. The coron- er's iiuiueat' into the death of Georgg Clement, the man who gave his life in nn attempt to save others from gas fumes in a city sewer 'recently, was opened today and owing to tUr, ab- sence of the two men rescued, was adjourned. London, June of "reports of actual food situation in Germany revealsUhe fact that condi- tions arc becoming worse dally. Tho food situation is threatening to be- come the most important factor of the great war. -A perusal of German newspapers' discloses a wealth of occurrences re- vealing real conditions. Complaints are heard everywhere over diffi- culty of obtaining supplies which are constantly dwindling. Gravity of the situation'is shown by the appointment of Tortilovez von Batocki as food dic- tator. His first efforts have not suc- ceeded in improving tlie situation. Not only meat and bread, but also all fats, butter and eggs, have been placed upon a card system. "Allot- ment of eggs in leading cities does not I exceed .tlirqo ;per head weekly. Pro- I tests against dealers accused of hoard- "ing food stuffs have resulted in the sending out of! the police to search stores and homes of merchants who are heavily punished when found guil- ty of concealing food stuffs. Search of one Berlin merchant's store reveal- Jed the existence of a hollow floor, {where large quautities of food stuffs (lay in hiding. Measures-taken-by Von Batocki are not welcomed by the The news of 11.5 arrival of travelling.soup kitchens circulated in Berlin was the occasion of wild rioting which the Berliner Tageblatt reports fully. VilSISIAFl After 35 years in the centre of the effete east, the city of New York, a real old-time frontiers- man visted Lcthbrldge yesterday on a tour of the west. The gentleman was Frank J. K. Fitzpatriclc, who Join- ed the Mounted Police in 1879, remain- ing until 1882. when he left the ser- vice with his sergeant's stripes. Dur- ing that time he was stationed at Fort Walsh and Fort Macleod. At the 'Int- IBr place he served' with W'. H. Irwin, now clerk of the district court here, mill a former Mounted police inspec- or; F. 1.1. Shaw, now collcctoi of uis toms at this port, .and Senator De Votier. Mr. called on all these gentlemen and recounted the experiences of the real early days on the plains of Southern Alberta Mr Fitzgerald is now connected with a New York business firm and has pros pored since he w-as a "rider ol the plains." MONEY EASY London. June and dis count' rates were easy today. Ameri- ran securities jitaintained a shade higher, opening and closing firm. Can- adian Pacific was the feature Constantinople, Jcae 17 via troops in the Caucasus took the orrensive against the Russians over a front of. 20 miles on Tuesday. The war office announces the Turks of Mam- makliatum, miles of Erxerum, which recently was taken by the: Russians. London, June Hrilish admiralty announced today that a battle had occurred in the North Sea between the British and German .fleets, in the course of which a number of German warships were sunk. The British battle cruisers Queen Mary and Indefatigable, and the battleship Invincible were sunk. The cruis- ers Defence and Black Prince also were sunk, and the cruiser Warrior was disabled. The German losses are described as serious. The announce- ment says two German battle cruisers were sunk and two Ger- man light cruisers were disabled and probably sunk. The British destroyers Typherary, Turbulent, Fortune, Spar- and Ardent were lost, and six others have not yet been accounted for. The admiralty announcement says no British battleships or light cruisers were sunk. The battle occurred of? the coast of Jutland. The admiralty Mnnouncemenl says the German fleet avoided the main British forces and returned to port severely damaged. Berlin, via wireless to. Sayville, June German admir- alty announced today that the German high sea fleet on May 31 had encountered the British fighting fleet. The engagement which developed, the admiralty says, was favorable to the Germans. The battle continued all night. The German admiralty announ- ces that the large British battleship Warspite, the battle cruisers Queen Mary and Indefatigable, and two armored cruisers were destroyed. An increase '-tit In customs receipts in May. 1916 over May 1915, is shown'by the figures for .last month. The customs receipts at-the local of- fice for the month just past total as compared with for May 191o, an increase of Fost Office Figures Post office figures for May show big increases' over May, 1915. The sale of stamps, totalled last month 10 as against in May last year. Money orders received totalled in value as against 67 in May- Money orders were paid -to the value of as against. last year. The total post office receTpts are for May, as compared with for May last-year. From the advices thus far .received it would appear thst the greatest naval battle of history' has "'taken place. Never before "have two. riavaj forces of such magnitude as jtish and .German high seas fleets, en- gaged in combat. The as they arc reported to nave beeii, wilj not impair the strer-gth of either .flqej to a vital extent. The scene of battle was on the eastern waters of the "North Sea. (t is probable that the German fleet-was on one of the excursions., into .the North Sea which it .has taken from time to time during the war, and met, whether not by design, with the SKagarak is an. arm of the North Sea-below-Norway and Denmark. The point referred to :ln the official Ger- mah statement, as Hornriff .probably horn in'the South'- western' extremity, of -Denmark This would indicate -that the battle ,was fought off the coast of Denmark frjom the reef to the main Ger- man naval, base in the North Sea. This distance is about 100 miles. News of the engagement wan nelu back by the British authorities. {Continued on page Paris, June the course of heavy fighting on the Verdun front which continued through the night, the French progressed slightly south of Caurettes wood the war office statement of today announces. The struggle between Thiaumont Farm and -Vaux, east of- the Meuse river, is described as extremely violent. Capture.Wood Berlin, via London, June capture of Caillette wood, south of Douaumont Fort, on the Verdun front, adjoining trenches, was an- Upuriceti today hy the war office. Creston, B. C.V June is claimed to be the'largest grizzly bear taken in the Kbptenays in recent years was brought in from the Can you Creek country today by Leo. A. Licate, an Indian. .The bear weighed slightly over 600 pounds and meas- ured S feet 4 inches from tip to tip. The hide fetched locally Two other'members-of the party -bagged With exploration for oil practically six peUg.. tnree Dlack, a brown all: transferred from the Okotoks field and a "siiver tip. Nine shots were re- lo the fields south and east of Leth- i qUjrsti to kill the grizzly. bridge, the Dominion geological sur-1 vey has stationed a man in this city to be near the work. Mr. S. E. Slip- per, assistant to D. B. Dowling, is how in the city. While here he will j not only keep an eye on the oil de- i velopment in the Cardstou ami Fore- j most fields, but will also carry oji his investigations into the woli water sup- ply in Southern Alberta. Will Refute the Charges Made by Hughes Against British Consul-General MAY CHARGE HIM WITH TREASON Copenhagen, via London, June. Berlin dispatch to the Politlken gays that tho court which conducted the pre- Hmiiiary examination of Dr. Curl Ltftbknecht, the Socialist leader, decided that he should be prosecuted for treason. MARKETS July wheat................. October wheat July oats.................. 'W% July flax....... High Low .Forecast: Winnipeg. Juiie his guilt on the, Semeuiuk was hanged here today for the mur- der of Jbim Wyszouwski near Selkirk, on .lune 10, ol iasi year. He was con- victed on circumstantial evidence. PASSES HOUSE OF LORDS London, May British North American bilh the object of which was the-exteusion of the duration of the Dominion of Canada parliament until October 1916, passed its. third loading iii the house of lords tonight, hill had already passed the Brit- ish house of commons. REBUILDING DUBLIN .London, 'May L. Sam- uel, the home. Decretory, has gone to Dublin to.take charge of the question of: the rebuilding of houses destroyed during.tho recent, revolt and the com- 50 I pensation of '-'oVners' of buildings for SSllne damage to'their premises during Fair; rising temperature, j the uprising Ottawa, June Ldnaida took the stand this morning before the Meredith-Duff commission, being call- ed by I. F. Hellmuth She was ac companied to the court room bv Col J. .Wesley' Allison Miss toid 'Air. Hellmuth in renlyto His Uhat she was a sister in law and pm !ate secretary of Col Allison fahe is !29 years old and had acted as Col I Allison's secretary foi li years Miss Edwards said that shu hrst learned of an order being given to Mr loakum for her for 000 earh in March I "He (Allison) TVIS ill at the time i He told'me as he had prom iised to make piovision for me that as 1 could handle the better than anyone else in the farailj he {firing "me SlOoOOO said Mils td i wards and added that there was no 'condition attached to the gift more, than that she had to use j i it for the family if it was necessary to j do so. i She said she had i-tcened the payment of the monei amountn g to The Ins not been i paid over to an> one else None ot. it hail gone to Su Sam Hughes or jto Allison's creditois To I B Cs" veil. Miss Edwards said tiiat she was 'a little over 16 old when she i took un secretarial -work It was prm j dually" in connection with farm. "That will appeal to Mr Cai veil, as yon are a farmer t remarked Sir William Meiedith "But I am not d farmer of anrh standing that I can affoid to pa> i private "secretary S10000 a year said Mr. Carvell. Miss Edwards told the commission. Ithat she had alwass been treated as a daughter by Colonel -mil Mis Al lison. She had no legal claim to the money which was denosited witli the Bankers Trust company of New Yorl, apart from some had been taken for personal expenses A poi tion (if the sum might have been transferred to another bank. Mr. Carvell afikeihifor the produc- tion of the bank 'book and promise was made that it Wjould be sent Col. Allison, recalled, said he was not In Ottawa :hetween Way 2Btlr and Juiie 5 lOlb negotia lions were beins, carried on in regard to the fuse confrpoM At this point a telegram de livered to Sir William Meredith from the Dowler, Forbes Company of; New. York city. .It read: 'Have read newspaper report of evi- dence taken before your commission regarding our firm and Courtney Ben- nett, demand opportunity of anpear- ihg before your commission Kmdh arrange to have evidence-of our Mr Dowler taken of Tuesday morning so that he can leave by afternoon (.rain It will be remembered that Sir Sam Hughes declared that he was suspic ions of this firm because it was. re- pur Led to be mixed up with the Couit- ney Bennett outfit which, he said, owned by people in the pay "of Ger- many, _ Hon. Col. William IVlcBain was then called; Mr. Hellmuth: "Among .the ,orders given by Col. "Ylr Yoakum, we find one for 'Yes, it was given me after negpr tiations with Allison covering settle- ment of certain transactions In Bur ope. 'Thirty thousand was fixed as set- 'Yes, it was an arbitrary amount. Col. Allison -was fairly fair; I wanted Mr. Carvell asked.the witness to speak out. Sir William.Meredith: J'ou please speaks as though Ad- dressing your regiment." Mr. Hellmuth: "Your title is honor- Yes, it was given to me while I was-at Valcartier and .was, I suppose because ot" my work there." McBain denied that he had ever had to do with the fuae.con- tracts. Here the supply of witnesses ran out and the commission adjourned until Monday afternoon when Wilfrid Ohmer of Dayton, Ohio, will give evi- dence. The chief interest next however, is likely to centre around the evidence of Mr, Dowler. GETS SCHOLARSHIP Edmonton, June well Watson, who studied antU in Calgary, WOP one of the sc ships gi anted for the highest 4 Ing in the heavy matriculationu (nations of the university of The other goes to Miss Ada. son of Toflflld. fi den.ts writing. ;