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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta BYIMCOLIO IE Corp. Mills, Incapacitated by Shrapnel Wounds, Tells of Gallant Fight Wounded iu the licrco lighting at Cliapelle, by shrapnel, in the same engagement iu which Captain J'otts; formerly ol hetliuricige, was killed, Corporal O. Mills, a Loth- bridge volunteer, returned this week from France incapacitated for fur- ther service. He was carried off Hie Held by the late gallant Col. boyic ivho was Mills was sent to Shornclifie, where he recuperated. Boj Saved Hfs Life Mills rapine description ol fight li <-h .he was wounded, lie was a member of the battalion from Calgary which Col. Boyle 'com- manded, and' his captain was Capt. Potts. His company was ordered out oi the trenches to charge a German position. A shrapnel struck four feet in front of him as he was charging. ]te was badly wounded in the bead. Mo lay for 3C hours on the field un- til Col. Boyle, passing, heard him groan and picked him up and carried him back to the British lines. He .was sent to London, where the doc- Sors removed the shrapnel and later bo went to Shorncliffc. While he lay n bed there one day another soldier erne in corered with bandages, and toutod to him, "HuHo Mills, you're ot dead yot." It was Col. Boyle, ioyle went back to the front and ras killed three weeks later. Mills paid a great tribute to the ate Capt. Potts, who he said al- vays was ready to lead his company nto the thick of the lighting. 'Mills was three limes reported kill- d. He joined .in Lethbridge last Yugust as a recruit in the 103rd of 3algary.. ALBERTA.' CASUALTIES ilia Alberta casualties ioday are the, following: George Ilarland, Cnl- iiHurf. Georga Cricklon Crosby, also of Calgary, ser- iisly III. Eric Shitver, OiofoJ-s, mounded. George Sutcliffe, Blac- kie, wounded. Lifut. 0. Crileli- of Oochnate, dtratkcona Horsed is announced as mounded. EVERY LITTLE ALLY HELPS ALONG Amsterdam, via London, June Agency dispatch receiv- ed hero fioiu'-Lugano, Switzer- land, says that San .Marino, a little republic on the Adriatic, but entirely surauiided by Ital- ian territory, lias officially ap- proved the "Italian attitude to- ward Austria, and has declared itself: to be in a Btate of war. Application of Minister for a Status Opposed on that Ground Kingston, Ont., June oi trial for heresy was precipitated oh the Presbyterian General assembly today when an application was re- ceived from Rev. Irvine ot Emo, Ont., to receive the status oi a min- ister of the church. Mr. Irvine ordained in 1912 by the' presbytery ot Winnipeg, and is a member of the synod of Manitoba. He is now engag- ed, in worK as a minister evangelist and -should' soon; receive his full standing: The Presbytery of Super- ior sent 'his application to the gener- al assembly without any recommen- dation. Members of his congregation in Emo now accuse him of heresy, staling that he denies most oi the funtlamental doctrines of the including the virgin birth .and the divinity oi Christ. Hev. Dr. S. C. Murray, of Winnipeg, wrote to the assembly very adversely to Rev. Mr. Irvine. The latter is, however, strongly supported by a large major- ity of his congregation. Introduction of this matter caused a furore in the assembly and much acrimonious and excited debate. Deficit in Presbyterian Home Missions Fund Kingston, OnL, .lime Home liasion committee of the Presbyterian hurch reported to the General As- embly this afternoon lhat during the iscal year it expended on missionary rork in Canada more eceived. There was, therefore, a de- ioit of. this magnitude. The commit- ee has a considerable reserve tund ccuiaulated many years ago, and this was drawn on for leaving a deficit of This sum will IB carried into the budget of .the pre- sent fiscal year. The church gave during the past fiscal year almost as raiieh money as it did in the previous iscal year. There iiad been, how- ever, a very marked increase in the amount of work undertaken, with a orreBponding increase in cost. Policy of Retronchment As a result of the condition of this ichurch fund, the committee on Home tlission work decided at its meeting in March to put in force a policy of retrenchment during the oresent year, and the General Assembly approves of this policy. The Assembly was grati- Commission May Go to Rochester to See Horwood Winnipeg, June -Justice Mathers indicated today thai, the toyal commission may take a trip io Rochester to interrogate air. Hor- wood, late provincial architect. His Worship said "Horwoort's evidence is very essential. He is the one man who should know everything about the parliament buildings. If he re- :overs before very Jong we should be ible to have him "here. It not we may mve to wind up without him, unless ve can get his evidence in some way, doubt whether we can send a com- nission to take evidence outside of bhc country. But the royal commis- ;ion itself'may no down to Roches- ter and.take, Of course, .ve could not compel to give own there, but he may be fied to know that as the result of increase in the salaries paid to min- isters, there were more applications, for .work this year than there were districts to be supplied. The total lumber of appointments made .under .he Home Mission hoard was 400, while the number of applications was r 500. The General Assembly, with the assistance of the new Fin- ance 'Board has made plans to pay an adequate salary to all its ministers in the new districts, to provide them with suitable church knd homes, and also to provide them with suitable retiring allowance when they reach an advanced age. No Amalgamation The Home Mission committee has apparently given up hope of amal- gamation with the important commit- tee on social service, of which the Rev. Dr. ,T.- G. Shearer is the secre- tary, and is asking the 'General As- sembly to Define the sphere of activ- ity of both these committees. The discussion on this subject will be con- tinued tomorrow. Retlaw Crops Have Wonderful Growth RnUaw, June and oat seeding is completed, and with the benencicnt rains of the past three weeks, these grains "have made won- derful growth, and the stand as a whole of the respective grains is much ahead oMte stand at this season in any previous year. No material dam- age from worms has hccn lione, al- though some liclds show a trace of these pests. A few of the fields oi wheat are also thin, laid io -ne poor germinating quality of the seed. The sowing of Ilax will be increas- ed hy 50 per cent, over last year, and about one-half of the amount in- tended be sown is already in tiic ground. 'l''he prospects for this crop are bright. New York poultry exporters :have in hand more ordera.-froni tkan they can till, God Save the King UNE 3, 1915_________________________._______ _ CANUClSllI GAIN FIVE MILES HIS MAJESTY GEORGE V. KING-EMPEROR King George V.'is fifty years old today, having been born at Marlbor- jugh House, London, England, on June 3, 18651 Public celebration of his birthday, however, has never been made, as, like m6 iaincr rung Edward, King George gave way to the celebration of Victoria 24, in memory of his grandmother, Victoria the Good. L 0 N D 0 AT. J U X E PATCH JM KKCKIVKD UK UK FB031 FRANCE STA'L'K THAT THE CANADIANS HA VK .MADE A GAIX OF-FIVJ! MILKS A UK HOLDING IT IN-A POSI- TION THE HBITIK1I HAVE BEES UNABLE TO ANYTHING SINCE OCTOBER. FTALIAN TORPEDO EFFECTIVE Geneva, Switzerland, via Paris, June ditpatches received here, declare that two Italian tor- pedo boats early yesterday en- tered the Gulf of Trieste and sank two merchant vessels, and damaged an auxiliary Austrian cruiser. ANOTHER COAST FIRE Vancouver, B.C., .Tune 3. A telephonic message from Hope, B.C., early this stated that several of the largest buildings of that town were uflre. and it was expected that lite central part of the town would be burned out. Xo fur- ther details have yet. been ob- tainable. Two frame hotels and several stores, with small government offices occupy the area supposed to have been burned. HARMONY IN FIRST COALITION SESSION London, June first .assem- bly of the coalition British parlia- ment today had no features striking to tiie eye. premier Asquith was ab- sent and Reginald McKenna, chancel- lor of the exchequer, was at Nice, conferring with the Italian financial authorities, while A. Bonar Law, secretary for the colonies, and Ar- thur J. Dalfour, first lord of the admiralty, and other members oi the cabinet from the Unionist' side, could not lake their places on the front benches until the passage of a bill permitting them to take office without, re-election-to membership in the house. Several .junior members of the pew government; on .taking seats, were'cheered, Awhile the mem- bers of the-privy council and promi- nent Unionists outside the cabinet oc- cupied front opposition seats. The Irish Nationalist contingent toot their usual 'seats. The' majority of members found their way to the customary places on opposition sides oi the house, but several groups of Unionists and Lib- erals found new vantage points to- gether. Many Canadians Decorated by His Majesty on His 50th Birthday London, June birthday hon- ors list, announced tonight, is headed by the names of Field Marshal Earl Harmony and cheerfulness appeared Kitchener, secretary for war, w-tio re- to pervade the house. All members j ceived the Knighthood of the Garter, rising, even firmer bitter opponents, and Sir Francis Bertie, ambassador 'to France, and Sir Kenneth Muir Mac- applauded. The home secretar said he regretted the absence of Pre- mier Asquith, who on urgent public business, and declared that the premier hoped to be'in his place Mon- day when he would make a state- ment regarding the position of Italy and the war. Home Rule William asked Sir John A. Simon, the home secre- tary, whether the house would have (Continued on page awui TRANSPORT London, June following Ca- nadians have received the Distinguish- ed Conduct Medal- Private R. K. Drake of the 14th Ca- nadian Battalion, for conspicuous gal- lantry and devotion to duty near Rue D.u Bois, on March 26, when he went out under a heavy fire to the assist- ance of wounded comrades. He was wounded himself, but nevertheless succeeded in dragging one man into safety, and then rendered him first aid.. Private S. Hacking of the Princess Patricia's Light infantry. For con- spicuous gallantry at St. Eloi, Febru- ary 2S. in assisting in the rescue of a wounded comrade under the most dif- ficult and dangerous circumstances. Sergeant S. V. Patterson of the Prin- cess Patricia's, for conspicuous gal- lantry at St. Eloi, February 28, when he commanded the 'lending platoon in ah attack on the German trenches with great'ability and dash. Private J. JI. Robertson of the Prin- cess Patricia's, for conspicuous gal- lantry at St. Eloi, on February 28, in assisting in the rescue of a wounded comrade under the most difficult and dangerous circumstances. Corporal J. L. Wolstenbolme of the Princess Patricia's, for conspicuous gallantry at St. EQoi, March 15, when he carried messages on two occasions i unde.r dangerous circumstances whilst I exposed to a very heavy fire. Subse- quently Corporal" con- ducted stretcher bearers in the dark to rescue wounded. NEW 25TH BATTERY OFFICERS London, June British sub- marine operating in the sea of Marmora, torpedoed a large Ger- man transport in Panderrta Bay, yesterday morning. This giv- en out officially in London today, as having been received from the Vics-Admiral Commanding at the Dardanelles. It it said also that this submarine was one of sever- al operating in these waters. E. Chappelow Is a Prisoner In Germany E. P. Chappelow, a well-known Lett bridge.young man, reported killed in action two weeks ago, is not dead, but is a prisoner in Germany, and has lost a'leg. He lies Iu a German fie'.d hospital, according to a faintly-scrawl- ed postcard which has been received by his relatives in England, and pass- ed on to his friends in Lethbridge, who in turn .have handed it to the Herald. Clmppelow, popularly known as Count" here, was formerly on I the staff of the Bank of -Montreal. The latest issue of the Canada Ga- zette contains the following militia appointments' of local interest: 25th be provisional lieutenants Alexan- der Boswell Stafford, gentleman; 10th April, 1915. William James Nelson, gentleman; 12th April, 1915. Colin ftood Collinson, gentleman; 20th 1915. The above names, are in order of .-seniority, The appointments the Ml, WAR PE1IY ASS ENEMY According to amendments to the criminal code made at the recent ses- sion of the house of commons, the penalty for the crime of which Mc- Kenzie', Darke and Owens, the three Bt e, local chauffeurs, are accused, in tempting to assist the escape Austrians to the United States, is only two years, unless such crime can be proved to amount to actual treason. The clause added to the code by parliament is as follows "Everyone is guilty oi an indict- able offence and liable to two years' imprisonment who incites any sub- ject of any foreign -state or country at war with .bis majesty to leave Canada without the 'consent of the Crown unless- the person accused can prove that' this assistance to the enemy was not intended, and provid- ed that such inciting or assistance do not amount to treason." Kenzie, clerk of the Crown, who have been made barons. Sir Gilbert 'Park- er is made a baronet. The Canadian The following are Canadian honors: Knights Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George: Lieut.-Col. the Hon. .John Strath- earn Hendrie, lieutenant-governor of Ontario. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Wm. peterso of McGili University, Montreal. Companions of the Order of Michael and St. George: Vice-Chancellor the Very Rev. Dan, iel Miner Gordon of Queen's Univer- sity, Kingston, Ont. Commanded Stephenson, chief of staff of Canadian naval service. Knights -Bachelor: Herbert Brown Ames, honorary sec retary of the Canadian Patriotic Fund The 'Hon. Edgar flowering. New- foundland. Harry L. Drayton, chief railwaj John Craig -Eaton, Toronto, Ont. Charles Frederick FraBer, superin- tendent of the School for the Blind Halifax. Companions of the Imperial Service Order: Richard Burton Dean, late superin- tendent of the N.W.M.P., Calgary, and formerly of Lethbridge. Francis Hermann Gisborn, parlia- mentary counsel, Ottawa. Batter Down Russian Defense, After Expending Men and Ammunition London, June a siege oi luce weeks the fortress of Przemysl, n Galicia, has fallen to the Aus- This news was received in London uith a certain degree oi sur- irisc. While it had been well known .hat the Russian position there was serious and that tlie artillery fire of Germanic allies was daily becoming nore terrific, the announcement from Vienna of an Austrian victory was not expected so quickly, particularly, in view of the ollicial statement of the Petrograd of last Monday, saying the Austro-Cierman grip before Prze- mysl had been broken, and that the offensive in the great Galician strug- ;le bad passed to the Russians. The- Austrians entered Przemysl at hall past three this morning after a hammering with heavy guns that lasted more than twenty days. The, capitulation of Przemysl must be as- cribed to the effectiveness of this ar- tillery onslaught. The occupation of the fortress by the Austrians will remove the danger of the Russian threat asainst Cracow. When the Russians starved out the Austrian garrison at Przemysl, an operation which brought them into the fortress on March 22, they did -it slowly and systematically, conserv- ing the lives of their men as much as possible. The method which the Alistro-Germans have been employed recently to accomplish the same end has been entirely different. Their ex- penditure in men and ammunition has perhaps .outdone anything in this war, not even excepting the German rush- es for Calais and the terrible strug- gles along the Vseu river. PERLEY TO REMAIN Ottawa, Ont., June report that Sir George Peiley, acting High Commissioner In London, has been recalled, is Citizens Walk to Work in the Rain, Cars TakeHoliday Most of those Lethbridge citizens whose business places are open today, found themselves under the uncom- fortable necessity of braving a very wild wind and rain storm in a walk to work this morning. Street cars were not in service until 9 o'clock. Commissiftner .Reid explains this by the statement that this is a legal holi- day, and that the rule of the depart- ment for holidays and Sundays is that the service does not commence until 9 a.m. The street car men are paid time and a half on legal holidays, and it is ft matter of economy to cut the uecii one Indignant citizen, who was very Amenuin qaveinmeni u" ho? as very wet, voiced the mflwdfnm tnUntion to deter- nil former officers of the 25th are now opinion that this was the very kind Aether German with the Overseas forces if hcre- Wt ranway would after, espect of internu- their'ranks, but b atnn in nnalifv for their' ranks, D.ui SKSfi's'iSttssB ?or wother year, but may go east W tb.t olaces were to bo denied here. in government circles v t .5. Foremost, June conditions and prospects in the Foremost dis- trict arc positively all that, the farm- ers co'jld desire, the cool weather fol- lowing the heavy rain in the fore part of the month to under-ground growth and heavy stool- ing. Earlv seeding is up from ten to inches and is very thick. Ex- perimental plots of fall rye are head- ed out and stand, three feet above the ground. Cut-worms did slight dainagfl fields but are annoying to gardens. Seeding is completed and practically all grain is above the ground. Ranchers state that grizing has not been .better in the last tea years. PREMIER ASQUITH AT THE FRONT IN FRANCE London, June Aaiuith has just made his first visit to the British headquarters in France. He crossed on Friday morning-and re- turned Saturday evening in the King's private yacht. The King and the Rt. Hon. Bonar Law, Colonial secretary in the new Cabinet were awaiting him at Down- ing street. There was no doubt he was engaged in a very important mis- sion. U. S. Will Maintain Lusitania Was On A Peaceful Mission Washington, June President Wilson worked most of today on ihe new note io Germany. The situa- tion had ilmctoped to a- point where, although the noil Count Von Heins'urft, German Ambassador, io the Ptcsident, helmed Idely io enhgUcn the Berlin foinqn offuc on the aihtude of the Untied Stalei, The Amrnuin ijoveinmcnt is un ty the note- as irrelevant with oils exception. It is understood that ihe note-wiU restate that the Luiitania was on a peaceful 'cruise, did not re- sist capture and unarmed. All other raised by Germany are mel'iant under 'ara of nations. open today. Facts on which the German gov- ernment asked agtement, it is now (.ei'ain mil be heated NOTED K C. DEAD Toronto. Ont., June A. A: Duvernet, K.C., the, noted crimlnal'.lawyer, who was cial Crown counsel in the lich case, died suddenly. He was a brother, ot the Birtiop of Caledonia. ;