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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA.'TUESDAY, JUNE 0, 1910 M9 T FAST PILING UP 31 st Battalion of Calgary and" Lethbridge in Thick of. Hamilton Gault Dies of Wounds MAJOR GAULT DIES London, Juno Ham- ilton Gault, ol the Princess Pats, died today. Ho was shot in both legs. Major Guiilt fin- anced the Pats at the start. He belonged.'' to a prominent Montreal family. L' According to all advices received In Calgary this morning, the 3lst Bat tallon, made up of Lethbridge, Gal garv and Southern Alberta men, was in the thick of the fighting1 at Hooge nn Friday and Saturday, and have suf- fered heavy casualties. No definite de tajls regarding the losses In the ranks come through, Hwvy Toll Tmawa, ot the toll paid by the Canadians in the at'Ypres .3s shown. 1m the cas- received, at the militia depart- ment. About 700, names of the rank and file have already been received and will be made public ae the nest ot kin is notified. The list is steadily growing, and the casualty and record office staff has already iri- s tl tilted all night duty to promptly notify relatives. The casualty toll taken among the Canadian officers in the two days desperate fighting on the Ypres sal ient-'has reached a total tonight of 133. Thirty-two names were added this afternoon and evening to tho 101 received by Gen. Hughes this morn- ing, and new names _are coming in. Seventeen officers altogether are far numbered as killed in action or riied wounds. A number now re- corded as missing may be added to this list. The casualties so far in- clude all ranks from a major-general and a brigadier-general down. No word has.been received tonight as to the fate of Gen. Mercer or Gen. Victor Williams. The former was re ported in a news dispatch this after- noon as having been taken to Bou- logne hospital serlouslyV wounded, but Gen. Hughes' list records him missing. The Berlin; report of the battle speaks of the capture of one wounded British general, and this may prove to be either Gen. Mercer or Gen. Williams. Judging by the casualties so far re- ceived, a full division of Canadians was some battalions, how- ever, being more severely engaged, than others. No report of the fighting in detail has yet been received by headquarters here. So far as the west Is concerned the brunt of the battle appears to liave been borne by regiments from British Columbia, Edmonton, 'Brandon and Port Arthur. Unable to Hold Ground London, June Times corres- pondent at -British headquarters, de! crtbing the situation at ex- plains that the Canadian forces were unable to retain their ground, Te- captured from the Germans Iflst Sat- urday, owing to the intensity of the German artillery fire. The corres- pondent concludes his dispatch by saying: "You must be prepared to hear that the Canadian losses have been very Fight Practically Over Ottawa, June advices received here indicate that the Can-1 adiana are now holding what was at j the beginning of tho battle their sec-1 ond line trenches. The fight is believ- ed to be practically over. It is doubt- ful If what was originally the first line of Canadian trenches is now held by either Canadians or Germans as the trenches have been totally oblit- erated by artillery fire. Owing to the low and boggy nature of the ground tttis section, of the Ypres aalientj'the ordinary, trenches have.never existed. parapets or "barriers built up from the ground. These have undoubtedly been swept away by the artillery fire first by the Germans and subsequent- ly by the Canadian artillery. (CONTINUED ox PAGE s- EARL KITCHENER Career of the Late War Lord Earl Kitchener of Kharloum. Vis- count; Horatio Herberi Kitchener, the uhiesl son of. the late Lieuten- ant-Colonel VI. II. Kitchener and of JOlss Chcvalli'er, of Asijdt Hall, Suf- folk. born in'lSStK' He entered tin; Royal Engineers in 1S7J, after passing through the Hoyal Military Academy. Woolwicb. lie en- gaged on the Palestine Survey from 1S74-78 and from on the Cy- prus survey. He then went (o Egypt, where lie_reniaiiied till he had achieved the reconciuest of the Soudan and was ordered to' South Africa as Lord Roberts' chief of staff He commanded ilie Egyptian cavalry, took part in the Nile expedition (18S4-5) for the relief, of- General Gordon, when he gained brevet rank of lieu- was governor of Suakin adjutant-general of the. Egyptian arniy; was wounded at Hanbud com- manded a hrigade at. the battle of Toski and was rewarded with a C, B.; and Sirdar ot" the Egyptian army (1892-9) in succession to Lord Grent'ell. He commanded the Dongola expeditionary force in 1S9G and for his services was promoted major-general and created K.C.B. The crowning triumph of his arduous work in Egypt, anil of the labors of the British officers who had been associated with him, was reached in 1898, when, at the Atbara (April S) and Qnidurman (September he routed the Dervishes and completely destroyed the power of Mahdism. Queen Victoria raised him to the peerage in recognition of his great victories, and parliament voted him a sum of and, by formal resolution, thanked him. H. Carapbell-Baiinerman characterized the complete success he had achieved under the conditions as "constituting one-of the moat brilliant pages in the history of British arms." During a flying visit to England.on the conclusion of the Soudan campaign. Lord Kitche- ner raised for the foundation of an educational college at Khar- tum In memory of General Gordon. He reached South Africa with Lord Roberts on January 10, 1900- He assumed supreme command on Novem- ber 2p, and waged war against the Boers by a system of "hlock-bouiies" and. extensive till he secured an honorable peace-on Hay 31, 1902. King Edward sent him a congratulatory telegram cm the termi- nation of hostilities and raised him in the peerage to viscountcy. Parlia- ment voted him a sum of and'thanked great services to the Empire.- Lord Kitchener returned to England J2, 1302, prbce.eded to India command -in 'the'Novem- ber. In 1902 he was placed on the establishment of-generals.- In 1905 his difference with-Lord Curzon as to certain.questions, of administration in India, led to the latter's resignation. .-He remained in India until 1909. He then became His Majesty's agent and consul general in Egypt in 1911. Later .on he hecamo head of the British army. a Field Marshal -in 1909. Since the outbreak of .the war he had :been Secretary for War, and the conduct of Britain's part in thV'grenf. struggle was in his hands. Many Canadian Casualties Ottawa, June the fourth of June KILLED Lieut. G. E. Cragg, Toronto. Lieut. E. B. Allan, Vancouver. Capt. U A. Beaubein, Montreal Lieut. R. C. Cordingly, brigade ma- chine gun company, died of wounds. WOUNDED Lieut. T. C. Atkins, 5th Saskatche- wan; Lieut. V. W; S. Royal Canadian Lieut. E. E. N. McAllum, Royal Can. Rgt.; Lieut. H. W. Davis, Royal Can. Rgt.; Capt. P." V, Cornish, P. P. L. Lieut.' D. S. Forbes, P. P. L. I.; Lieut. G. B. Glass- co, P.P.L.I.; Lieut. L. B. Cott, Lieut. B. C. Churchill, Port Arthur, Lieut. W. B. Gray, Port Arthur; Capt. R. M. Redmond, Montreal; Capt. H. Skinner, Montreal; Capt. J. B.'Don- nelly, Montreal; Lieut. H. Gallen, Mon- treal; Lieut. G. B. Ohaffejv Pioneer; Lieut. J. E. Scott, Pioneer; Lieut. W. A. Holloway, Eaton Machine Gun bat- tery; Capt. T. Bqbires, Heavy Battery, Canadian Artillery; Capt. C. MISSING Lieut. R. G. Barnes, tunnelling com- pany; Lieut. J. D. Wilson.-tiinnelling company; Lieut. R. B. Ford, tunnelling company; Lieut. A. ,f. Gauit, tunnell- ing company; Capt. W. R. W. Height. June Third Lilt J Ottawa, June Sam Hughes, minister of militia, this morning re- ceived the following, additional list'ol asualties among in the recent fight of the Yprei salient. KILLED Lieut. F. F. Elliott, Vancouver. Major C. W. Stewart, Calgary. Capt. M. Greenahields, Montreal. Lieut. C. McGowan, unattached. WOUNDED Lieut. A. P: Norman, Vancouver; lent. J. D. Dunn, Vancouver: Lieut. Wharton, Vancouver; Lieut. G. :A. Allan, Vancouver; Lieut. 1C. T. Mar- in, Vancouver; Lieut H. AVright- ion, Vancouver; Lieut. S. R. S. Tall Hollweg Says An> Offeis Peace Now By Germany Would Be Futile of Berlin via London, June pro- found sensation has been caused by the great speech made Monday be- fore the Reichstag by Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg in which he de- clared that any further suggsctioas for peace by Germany would be futile and evil. His eloquent appeal to the nation to liQld on until victory was London, June troops on the right bank of the river Meuse in the Verdun sector last night made four determined efforts to eject the Germans from positions on Fumin ridge, says the official state- ment, issued today at the German army headquarters. All the attempts were repulsed by the East Prussian regiments with especially heavy less es, the statement adds, to the attack- era. R.G. Deadly, Heavy Battery, Canadian theirs and the defiance he hurled at Artillery. England were greeted with thunder ous applause. At the conclusion of his speech tho, chancellor received a tremendous ova- tion, cheering again and again. AH joined in the ovation with the exception of the Conserva lives' and the. Socialists, who seceded with "Dr. Uebknecht. The chancellor appealed for unity of all parties, declaring that political Hiies ought to be obliterated tlurinf the prosecution of the war. The con- clusion of the speech brought almost I the entire house to theii icet in fi wild 'outburst of enthusiasm "I see tlitt omire he snid, "in heroic stature fighting for its future, our sons and brothers fight- ing and dying, side by sue Sacrod love of home sfeels every heart; so that they defy death and suffer death in thousands. Only a heart c-inplete- ly dried up can escape the affecting SHI KAI DEAD Lord Kitchener on Way to Russia When His Warship Was Sunk Off the Orkneys LONDON, June Kitchener, British Min- ister of War, and his staff were on board the British cruiser which was sunk hy a mine or torpedo off the I Orkneys. It is feared that all are lost. NO SURVIVORS' LONDON, June Jellicoe, Commander of the British Grand Fleet, has reported to the Admiralty that the Brit- ish cruiser Hampshire, with Earl Kitchener and his staff aboard has been lost off the West Orkneys. Four boats were seen to leave the Hampshire but a heavy sea was running. Only a cap- sized boat and some bodies have been found. Earl Kitchener was.on his way to Russia. Admiral Jellicoe i reports there is little hope that there were any survivors. ADMIRAL REPORT Admiral Jellicoe's report to "I have to report with deep regret that his majesty's sKip Hampshire, captain Herbert J. Saville, R. N., with Lord Kitchener on board, was sunk last night at about 8 p.m. to the west of the Orkneys, either by a mine or torpedo. Four boats were seen by observ- ers on shore to leave the ship. The wind was north by north- west and heavy seas were running. Patrol vessels and destroy- ers at once proceeded to the spot and a party was sent along the coast to search but only some bodies and a capsized boat have been found up to the present. As the whole shore has been searched from the sea inward I fear that there is little hope of there being any survivors. "No report has been received from the search party on shore. H.M.S. Hampshire was on her way to Russia'' Cabinet Meets London, June the cluncclloi ol Ihc exchequu, amliGcn and hn Fiedci- t.eoigc mmistei of new sot Hie sinking ol Hit cims-j munitions, picsent at the Shanghai, June 6; Youan Shi Kai, president of the Chl- nese republic, died yesterday morning. LI HiimpsluiL Eail KilUit ner and his staff on boaid i in London a meeting [ol tin British council was miniediateh called Sn William Robertson, chief ot the Imperial mu councilloi ol the British i her speed and under the condi- ank, Calgary: Ueut. V. A. Watkins, impression of the great primitive MAJOR HAMILTON GAULT Gallant second officer of Princess Vals. "Who "died" of wounds received in Saturday's flghling. Ho had bPen Iwiuo wounded bufort. i iCilgary; Cant. .1. O. Hastings. Mon- treal; Lieut. W. F. MacFarlane, Jton- treal: Lieut. G. T. Lea, C.F.A. SHOCK 'Lieut. C. Vancouver; Capt. W. P. Peterson, Montreal. MISSING Lieut. G. li. Peters, Vancouver: Lieut. H. H. Ellis, Vancouver; Cnpt. I M. Fisher. Calgary; Lieut. M. P. I nnhali, Lieut. A. F. Chap- nn. Can. Field Artillery; -Limit. 11. S. MaUiows. C. P. A.: Lieut. C. P. Cot- F. A.; Lieut. J1.L. Hull, how- itzer battery. strength of. this people.' "My holier in my-people and -my love for my people gives me convic- tion firm as a rock that we shall fight and conquer-as we have fought and conquered hitherto. Our enemies wish to let it go.'to the end. We., fear neither doatlrnor the tfevil, not even the hunger devil which they wish to send into our country. "Mon who fight- out there around Verdun, who fight under Hfndenhui'g, oiir proud blue jackets who showed Albion thai rats bite, are fashioned from a breed that knows how n rival ions also." council Personnel of Staff London lime mg Earl Kilchcnci as his, staff Hugh lames OBenne, tor- for a loipedo to gel a ship with Donaldson Must Have Been Mine London, C ofnc- cis, cxpicts the opinion ,tlmt the cimsei Hainpsline must struck a mine as it would have to be an shot sUifl, probabh will becomr lw.c'd the wai ollice secietan Sn for H-d for- eign allaiis, Reginald McKenna. at Petiogiad and foi-'tions ol the sea which was mnnstti at Sofia, O Earl Kilehenei's pn- mihtan seeietaij, Bng- ticinch lough carried a crew and 500 men. The Hanipslme of between 400 Russians Take 25000 Prisoners Peiroflrad via London, June 6 The Russians continue to develop the succesBetAwori by their new- ly inaugurated offensive It is reported that up to the present .captured 480 oi fleery, 17 cannon and 15 machine guns London June 5 general .offensive -The long expected The Russians everywhere are using large numbers of guhp'and meu and, (according to Petrograd, have achieved of the Russians j success on many important against tbd'Teutonic allies seemingly'taking prisoners ami a number 1ms begun Fiomiqtli and ot guns and destroying or capturing Vienna tome it'joits that tho Rus j Teuton positions sians are ictneh qngaged RJ Along the Beasarablan front in the fiont fiom the Pnpet eist ot Dniestei region along the lowei Strips Brestlilovsk to the Rumanian fiontiei and in Volhyma the Russian attacks a distaiue of about "50 miies jhave been particularlj violent In the region of Ofyka, in the zone of .the Volhyiuan fortress triangle the Rus sian gims, have heavily shelled a front of over 15 length held by the Joseph Ferdinand StR WILLIAM ROBERTSON, Who may succeeeil Kitchener MARKETS July wheat October wheat July oatt I July flax High Forecast Fair and cool. Corp. Jock Pajmer, D.C.M., the Leth- bridge who'as A member of the innchiiio of the 10th Bat- talion won such distinction in the flglttlnf at St.' JttlUm, recetTart fur- ther honors. Kor some .time, he has heen a mar.hine gun instructor.' in England. Now be haa been promoted to rank of sergt.-major in the ma chine gun company ofr the second bri- gade of Canadians, arid has been pro- mised, a commission. CHIEF DETECTIVE DEAD Montreal, June o.-r-Keiincth P. Ale- Casklll, chief ot the.provincial detec- tive bureai vhoie fame was Inter national died todav at the homeopft thlc hotpltal He wti 47 jeam of age THE HAMPSHIRE The Hampshire was a erulatr of the Devpnthire type, com- pitted in 1905. She had a dit- placement of 10460 tona, with horse power., arma ment consisted of four 7.5 Inch guns and fix 6 Inch funs ;