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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast: Mostly 136% nth h t July oats LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915 NUMBER 148 SEES BUM LI, Shells Burst Around While He Watches-Compliments the Troops in Speech British Headquarters, June 3, via London, June Asquith to- finished a busy visit of four days to'the British front. He arrived at lieadquarters as the guest oi Sir John French Sunday afternoon and left tills afternoon for London. Dur- ing this visit Mr. Asquilh not only saw many of the most interesting sections of the British line, but also yesterday had a conference with Gen- eral Joffre, General linoch and M. MillaramI, French war minister. He subsequently obtained an excellent imprcsFioiJ 'of Ilie French lines to_ the north by a drive. The premier was intensely interest- ed in all he saw. Monday's tour be- gan with a visit to a high eminence, whence a view is obtained of a. large part of the British front. Mr. As- qiilth drove to the bottom of the lull "by motor car and then walked, up the winding path to the summit. The day was very clear, and..the points mark- ing the British line, were clearly dis- tinguished. In places the winding line of the trenches marked by a line of thrown wp earth, could be seen, while z few miles in front of where the prime minister was standing, the shattered ruins of Yprcs gleamed in sunshine. (Continued on Page 600 Fernie Italians To Go to War Purnio B.C.. .Tune to Tho Consular Agent C Di Castro utatsd to the Herald re- porter today that he had just received written inatr.uetlons to cancel all leaves ol absence and to notify mom- bore of all classes Horn between the years 1S7C and 1895, to hold them- selves in readiness to leave, for Italy at a moment's notice. II r. Di Castro's territory extends from Grand Forks on the west to Leth- brluse on the oust, and is designated 'the Fernie district; and the consular agent estimates that there are more than 000 men subject to military duty within his territory. Recruits Wanted for Battery Forty men are granted to recruit at the Armory tonight between the hours of 4 to and 7 to 8.30 p. m. for reinforcements for the 20th Bat- ten- which has been depleted by the draft of men which going; to the front. CANADIANS STRIKE Sergt.-Major Geggie Writes of Canadian Valor and States. Respirator is Ineffective Against Gas Used" by the Germans "The guns might have teen taken with fewer losses, but I question very much whether we would have struck such holy terror into the Teuton soul as the Canadians did." Thus does Sergt-Major Tom Geggie of the Scottish Borderers, pay tribute lo hta Canadian cousins in tlio flsht- in. France, when tho Canadians re- took the guns from the Germans. Sergt.-Major Geggie .writes a most vivid description of this and ot the horror of German gases as used in the in a letter to his imclo. Her A Li Gegsle, -well-known Toronto divine, and father of Mrs. .T. B. Wilkie of Lethbridge. "The man is not born whose co.ur- B-e can compel him to stand and face leath by suffocation. It is the death of'horror, of struggling with a shirt collar for one breath of Gods he speak of the new Ger- man gas methods. Bead his letter, which follows. It gives a new in- sight into conditions in the trenches: "My Dear a. rule I meet bur regimental post corporal with re- proachful glances. I don't, however, envy him his job. On ins head is visit- ed the sins of omission of the rela- tives ol the greater part of the bat- talion. Letters should arrive, and don't. Curse the post corporal. He is a greatly harassed persou. In times cf peace he is a professional football bain o' and re- joices in the appropriate and opti- mistic name cf 'Hope.' Yesterday, oh ray account'Tommy Hope had some muscular exercise. I don't know what had happened to the Canadian mail boats, but there arrived from you four letters, three periodicals and one par- cel of socks. Some mail. I gloated over the letters. Being (more or less) Scotch, my best gloat was occasioned by that missive which stated that your Toronto editor had appreciated talent to the extent of And you ask, 'Am I Well, well: Anything your editor wants of mine he can have, and if I include in these letters anything indiscreet'! have the feeling that yonr own bine pencil will be carefully censorious. (Continued on Page Presbyterians Receive Reports Both For and Against the Union -__Kingston, Ont., June lengthy jliacussion of church union was be- in tlie Presbyterian general as- yesterday, two reports from Ihe Union committee being presented, kne from those favoring union and from.those opposed to it. Both statements used the prevailing mili- tary 'struggle as the basis for nrgu- (ni-nt. Those opposed to union urged all discussion be postponed till Ihe close of hostilities. .The majority feport from the Union committee was E'easnted by. Rev. Dr. W. .1. Clark of ontreal, and the minority report by ey. E. Suit, Montreal. two o'clock In the afternoon, tho Megates left tho city for a trip pirotifii the Thousand Islands, ns fcuesls .of Queen's University. No Former Taber Man is Killed in Action Taber, Alia.. .Tune Times says: In a ,reoent casualty list, the name of Fred Abbott .formerly a mem- ber of the office staff West Coal Co., appears as having been killed in action. Mr. Abbot left Taber aorae years ago, and was em- ployed at Medicine Hat when the'war broke out. Ho enlisted in, the first (lontingenl and was-a member of the 10th -Battalion. Another Wounded In the list of missing in a recent casually list given out by the Militia department .appears the name of .Jos- eph Siangan, who came f.o Taber from Foremost, and enlisted in the first contingent. further work will consequently he done until Monday. Meet in Winnipeg 1916 The General meet in Winnipeg in 1916. The Assembly, during the morning session sent a telegram of congratula-. lion, to Hon. Walter Scott and tho leg- islature of Saskatchewan regarding the new liquor law. The announce- ment that this measure hod passed its second reading In Reglna was greeted with, universal expressions of gratification. It was. pointed out by Hov. Dr. She'irer that the new Sas- katchewan was an exact expres- sion of tho wl dies of the General As- .semhly. v BRITISH SOLDIERS WITH CLliNC'IIKl) FISTS READY FOR POISON- OUS GASES British soldiers wltli respirators and goggles as a protection against the poisonous gas used by tho Uermans. They pose with clenched lists. AUSTRIANS NOW ON OFFENSIVE Rome, June retiring stead- ily bgfore the Italian invasion, the Austrians have finally assumed an of- fensive. The Austrians are striving to retake the position which they lost to the Italians at Monte Croce. All along the Carnia frontier, the Aus- trians are delivering fierce attacks in the Alpine Passes, but these have all been repulsed. Austrian trqqps have made repeated efforts to 'dfelodge Italian forces which have succeeded in establishing themselves Monte Nero ridge, across the Isohzo river, along the front north of the 'Gulf of Trieste. Accord- ing to advice reaching Rome from Udiue, the Italians are still in posses- sion of the ridge. Town and Docks Burn Geneva, June received here from Pola, the new naval base on the Adriatic, confirms previous as- sertions that a large part of the town and docks and naptha reservoirs, which were set on fire during the re- cent Italian aerial attack, were de- stroyed. Casualties of Canadians Total Ottawa, Out., Jime lista received by tiv: Militia dcDarlmei.t since yesterday, contain the mimes of 12 Canadians Rifled, (JS injured and 5 missing. This makes the total cas- ualties reported to Ottawa to date 7442, of whom have been killed, 47SI wounded, while 1530 are prisoners of war. Alberta Casualties The following Alberta men appear in last night's casualty list: Battalion, Allan Graham, Lake View Hotel, Strorae; 10th Battalion. James Shaw. Harriisty; 'sergeant A'ibert Foreman, Coal Spur; Charles JIack, Hllday. Among the wounded also is Corporal Artfnir Mortimer of Calgary, at one time prominently connected with the Hlllhurat Football club. ALIKE WITH Should be No Discrimination in Conscription, Argue....., Newspapers HOLLAND INDANGER Amsterdam, June Tele- graaf again a strong warn- ing against tho German danger for Holland.' It no than criminal that the great proport'on the D.utoh preM to acknowledge thut a victory .Germany mwns the end of the in- dependent state. Montreal, Que.. June Ga- zette's London correspondent cables; 'Saddle the government with the responsibility; demand of it strong action if it is deemed necessary, then accept its is the keynote of newspaper opinion on Lloyd George's speech. organs, such as the Daily Chronicle, the Westminster Gazette, and the Manchester Guardian, recog- nize ihe principle of compulsion in tUe (ace of emergency, although dwelling upon the fact.that the present emer- gency relates-to ammunition rather than to men, hence industrial organi- zation, is the first duty. "The 'Manchester Guardian, speak- ing on behalf oE industrial democracy, insists that any compul- sion exercised must affect all alike, from the highest to the lowest "The Globe still urges putting''in- dustrial workers into khaki in order to render them amenable to military dis- cipline." Has Faith in Country Grassy TJilre Gazette: O. T. Lath- rop of Lethbridgei who owns three sections of land south of town, is one of the biggest farmers of: the district. He 1ms never lost faif h, in this country, and is backing it for all lie is worth. Five British Vessels Sunk more Bri- tish veisola have boon sunk by German submarines. No lots of JIfc resulted. Tha crews of two ,irawlcrs were permitted to em- iiark on a third, which was spared by the Germans. Horse For Patriotic Funds One- hundred null eighty-seven dol- lars was the amount realized by the "Patriotic Fund Horse" which was given away at the Stariand last flight. Tlie" holder of ths lucky num- -ber was K. Haillington, who drew Number 33. He is a city .employee in the sanitary and is the sole support of, his parents. He needs the horse. The receipts were divided as follows Patriotic Fund, Red Cross, Belgian, Relief Fund, The donator oi the horse, J. B. Tiffin, is to be congra- tulated for his generosity. The suc- cess of the scheme is largely due to the efforts of W. H. -Morris, and Manager Willis of the Starland The- atre, who himself bought worth oi tickets with the condition that if he drew the horse he would give it hack foi a second draw. Dr. Roche Tells Mayor Hardie Surveys Are Being Pushed Rapidly Forward The Dominion government arc in- terested in the proposed irrigation project for the Iron Springs district and are pushing their surveys in con- nection with this with all speed. So states Mayor Hardie, of Leth- bridge, who returned yesterday from Ottawa, where he has been in com- pany with mayors ol other Canadian cities in consultation with the gov- ernment on the unemployed problem. Mr. Hardie. took occasion to again bring the matter oi the irrigation project to Dr. TCoche, minister of in- terior, and was told that everything possible was being done at present. The Unempjoyed That the government will do some- thing in the matter of the unemploy- ed, Mavor Hardio feels sure. The mayor himself opposed the resolution presented for the placing of the men on the land, as he believed this was too late a stage to consider this, and that the western cities needed imme- diate relief. The eastern mayors did not seems to be impressed with the demands of the situation in the west- ern cities until Mayor Hardie look- up the'cudgels and showed them what was what. He was backed up by other eastern mayors. Conditions are brisk in the east, states the mayor, and there is plenty of work for mechanics down there. The manager of .the Dominion Steel Co. said he could use a carload of mechanics. Re-Enforcements Brought U p --Allies Give Ground-Trie Russians hold Germans London, June for a ,.ew German assault on the western front are reported to be under way. It is believed in London that follow- ing the fall of Przemysl, the Germans may undertake a serious offensive movement in France or Belgium. Along the western end of the line, north of Arras, reinforcements have been brought up by the Germans, and the Allies have been driven back from some positions gained in recent fight- RUSSIANS CLAIM SUCCESS London, June Galicia heavy fighting continues all along the front. From Vienna reports it would appear that the Austro-German armies were still sweeping back the Russians. The Petrograd War Office, however, advises claims of success in several engagements, and apparently the Rus- sians have been able to maintain their front east of Przemysl............. McKENZlE COMMIXED, OTHERS BEING TRIED Evidence Ag. inst the Auto Drivers Charged With Assisting Escape of Austrians, Is Not So Damaging as Expected CHURCHILL LEFT SEAS IN ORDER Dundee, June Hun. VvinaUjii Spencer Churchill, formerly First Lord ol" the Admiralty, arrived to- day at Dundee, which he represents in the Housg of Commons; He was received enthusiastically at a meeting of his constituents. He told them he did not come to niake explanations or indulge in reproaches or recrimin- ations, for the only thing he cared about was the waging of successful war on tlie enemies of Great Britain. Mr. Churchill said, "When 'I say responsible, I was responsible in the sense that I would have to bear the blame of everything that occurred. These years have comprised most important period of our naval his- tory, a period of preparation for war, a period oE vigilance and -mobil- ization. "I have rlone my best. The archives at the Admiralty will show the part, I have played in'all the great trans-1 actions that have taken place. To them I look for my defence. I look also to the general naval situation. Terrible dangers at the beginning of the war are over. The seas have been swept clear, everything is in perfect orrler. Nearly everything has been foreseen. .We have taken the measure of our, foe and have only to go for- ward with Mr. Churchill added there were two statements he wished to make about, the operations at the Dardanelles. Heavy losses must be expected on land'arid: sea. The fleet employed there-was composed of a surplus of warships after all other needs had been provided for. "Those who suppose Earl Kitchen- er embarked on- these operations without carefully considering every requirement in .relation to the army in France and .Flanders are not only- mistaken .but arc presumptuous." He continued, "In looking at our losses fairly and squarely we must not for- get the prizes for which we are con- tending. "the forces are .wjthin a few miles of a victory such 'as this war has not seen, a victory which when it comes will make amends for all." At this afternoon's hearing, Jay Owens committed for trial.. Further evidence against Dsrke will be heard on Tuesday after-., noon, John L. McKenzie, one oi the auto drivers charged with assisting Aus- trians to escape from Canada, was committed lor trial at his >relimin- ary hearing before Supt. Pennefather at the mounted police barracks yes- terday afternoon. Darke and Owens, the other two drivers who are -held on a similar charge, are receiving further hearing this afternoon. The evidence produced at the pre- liminary yesterday does not appear to be so 'damaging as at first was expected and it may not go so hard with the three, accused Lethbridge men as anticipated, .although the magistrate yesterday was incluned to view 'the evidence in a serious light. Mclvep.zie was represented yesterday by E. C. McKenzie of JIcKenzie and lienzic, Owens was represented, hy W. S Ball, and C. F. Harris appeared for Darke. C. F. P. Conybearc, crown prosecutor, was in charge of the pru- secution. McKenzie's counsel contend- ed that the evidence was not suffici- ent 'to commit him for .trial, but Snpt. Pcnneiather held otherwise. J. W. Boulton was reported yester- day, as having stated in evidence that he had gathered from conversations' in his garage between Owens and that Owens had been taking Amtrlans south'.' In justice to Mr. Boulton it should''be said that after Owens had returned from the south and not before he went, that he heard him talking in his garage. Auttrian Gives Evidence Perhaps most interesting evi- dence was :that given by Joe Austrian, who appeared to he the leader of the six. Baltich came from' Leavltt to Lethnridge on Friday, May 29th, looking for work. On Sun- day he says he saw McKenzie sitting in a car on the street. He approach- ed McKenzie and asked him to take him to Milk River. He said that the car was not his, but asked him how many wanted to go and how much he was willing to pay. Baltich said that lie and live others wanted to go and were willing to pay and McKenzie and he closed the bargain. He did not tell McKenzie who the others were. He himself claimed that the other men were four Montenegrins and one Austrian. Asked what kind of work he expected in get at Milk River, ha replied, "Any kind ot la- bor." He claimed that it was about 1! o'clock Sunday night when he was arrested by the Mounted Police at Milk River and that his car had the lights on. (Continued on Page Zeppelins Again Active in England London, June air- ships croned the North Sea last night and dropped bomba on the east and southeait coaats of Eng- land. While the centor hatt per- mitted no detail! to be cabled, it is learned from London that little damage was done, and apparently the casualties were.not numer- ous. PLEASANT BIRTHDAY PARTY Berlin, June 5, via London. Emperor .William arrived at the headquarters of Field-Marshal Archduke Frederick, the Aus- trian Commander-in-chief, yee- take part in the cele- bration of the Archduke's birth- day. The visit was mado the ocasicn of rejoicing at the fall of. Przemysl. Emperor William was greeted everywhere by wildly enthusiastic'crowds. Land Office Stays at Grassy Lake Grassy lake, Alta.', Ga- zette says: The secretary of the Board of Trds has been informed by Hon. W. J. RodiVminister of the Interior, that the''tind-Offlce will not, for tho jrwent at' :be moved from Grasty Lake. C.O.F. Will Attend Church The 25th anniversary oi the Cana- dian Order of Foresters will be ob- served tomorrow hy the annual church parade to Knox church. Hey. A. II. Denoon will deliver a special sermon to the order. The members will, parade from the K. of P. hall I and will occupy the central portifjy 1 of the church. The officers of the or- j der are desirous of having all the members attend tho parade. Thev are requested to meet in the hall at 7 p. m. Visiting brethren will be wel- comed. Russian Farmers iofaKeupCRR. Farms Near Here D. W. nclwiler, C. P. R. land ag- ent, yesterday conducted a party of American farmers from Minot, North Dakota, through the Coaldale irrigat- ed district. The party.consisted of sii- Russian-American's who represent large interests' among the farmers in Dakota, and if they decide to .come here, it is probable that, there will he a big influx of. .Americans to Southern Alberta in the fall. The farmers were delighted with the coun- try; The party left last night 'for ry; e pary e a ng Calgary, whence they will look over the irrigated district around Bassano. Compelled to Abandon Posi- tion on River San For Lack of Munitions London, June a dispatch from Petrograd the Morning Post's correspondent says, "The Rivet San, except on its lower reaches, has been abandoned, as well as Przemysl. The Russians removed all their stores and munitions from .Przemysl, a pr.ocesi which occupied a couple of weeki. The process was completed Wednes- day and during the succeeding .night the Russians quietly retired to Jte- parcd positions. The loss ol the fortress does not decide the Ualician campaign, but it emphasizes the necessity lor a great- er supply oi munitions and equip- ment, which Russian industries ate unable, single-handed, to proi ide. On- til these supplies can teach them, it will be necessary for th'c Russians to assume, the defensive. ;