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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta High 68 t 40 aijd unsettled J 1 h July oats VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1915 NUMBER 149 HUES MINK Official Statement Gives Cheer- ing News of Fighting in Dardanelles London, June announce- ment was made' thai, the troops at the Dardanelles, ay a result o[ their now uNen-sivi: movement last week, captured two lines ot Turkish Frenches along a three-mile fjrcnt. The statement follows "On the night of .June 3-1 the Turks, having heavily bombarded a small fort in front "of the extreme right French position which previous- ly had been captured, launched an in- fantry attack against it which was repulsed with heavy loss to the ene- my. At the same time the Turks set fire to .scrub in front of the left center of the position occupied by the British division and attacked, but met with no success. DENMARK WOMEN TO VOTE Copenhagen, Juno Danish Parliament today on the anniversary ot the signing of the first constitution liy Frederick VII. In 1843, unanimous- ly nasaed the new constitution which confers the suffrage on women, and abolishes the special electoral privil- eges heretofore exercised by the Healthier classes. The. King signed ithe constitution this afternoon. Madeod Men Leave for Front Macleod, Alta., June draft of 50 men from the KItti C.M.H., which leaves the Sarcee Camp 'immediately to reinforce the Canadians at the fronl, includes the names of eight res dents from the town of Macleod, their names being'. J. Bremner, J. A. White, .1 S. Hamilton, Oscar Proud, F. Lewis. IV. A. Wilson, D- Lancaster and A. Smith. I All the men were serving in B I sciundrou, which was training in Mac- I leod for over three months, and are well-ltitown residents here. It is thought they leave tomorrow, Sunday evening. NEW GOVERNOR OF P.E.I. ISLAND Ottawa. Out.. June A. C. 'MacDonalcl has been appointed lieu- tenant-governor of Prince Edward Is- land to succeed, Lieutenant-Governor niuKinnon. whose tenure of office has expired. The new lieutenant-governor is of Highland Scotch, family, and was a member of the Canadian House of Commons, repremsentin? Kings, P. E.I., from 1896. The retiring governor is Hon. Beuj. Rcgers. A NAVAL BATTLE IS REPORTED London, June a dispatch from Copenhagen, the Daily Tele- graph's correspondent says: "It is reported from Stockholm that a naval battle occurred Sat- urday near Gothland. For six hours violent cannonading was heard from a southeasterly direc- tion, and for a long time from 20 to 25 shots were heard every min- ute." Local Chinese Organize A Revolutionary Party 'Amid a scene s! great enthusiasm 'the Chinese Revolutionary Party was Organized in I.ethhridge last night. tho m--w Hag of tile Chinese ''T'Ropublic. floats, .beneath the .Union over'the parly, headquarters on Second avenue, and over one .hundred Chinamen are celebrating the occa- sion ot its organization. The object .of the organization mas nothing to do with Canadian politics but with the affairs of. China. ItTtims to instruct tho young Chinamen iiNtlie city in the politics of their native land and ias for its express purpose the down- fall of the Royalist faction in Ohina. ,The Republic is the object of the ef- forts oi the Revolutionary party 'and the portraits of such men as Sun Tat Sea adorn the walls of the read- ing room. Fine; 'a well known local Chinaman, who speaks excellent Eng- lish, is the general secretary of the organisation here. In ,a conversation with the Herald he states that the movement is practically Y.M.C.. 'A. For the China boys of Lethbridge. 'Reading rooms, games and physical classes 'were part of the plan. The 'best Chinese current literature is at the disposal of the boys. At the organization of the party were several eminent Chinaman from Calgary, Medicine Hat and pther cit- ies. It had been have tiie mayor and attend the celebration hut the fact ttiat it was necessary to hold the meeting .on Sunday 'changed their plans. Tele- grams of congratulations were EC- ceived from similar organizations throughout Canada and the U.S. FOUR LOSE LIVES London, June trawler Arctic has been sunk in the trawler Arctic has been sunk in North Sea by a German sub- marine. Five members of the crew were rescued, but four lost their lives from the shell fire of the submarine. GENERAL ITALIAN ADVANCE Udine, via Chiasso and Paris, June general Italian ad- vance is taking place today across the Isonzo river from Caporetto to the sea, a distance of about 40 miles. The advance is one of Im- portance and hard fighting Is tak- ing place at Gradisca, and in the vicinity of this town. GABRI6LLE D'ANUNZIES Italy's'patriot poeL who lias got a commission in the army. He wanted to accompany the fleet but was refus- ed permission. MEGANTIC WAS CHASED Quebec, Qua., June story that the steamer Megan- tic liad been chased by German submarines at ths beginning of her western was con- firmed here last night on the arrival of the vessel, by Cap- tain Metcalfe. Old Country Recruiting Is Satisfactory London, June the new ministers of the British coalition Cabinet appeared on the front bench in the House of Commons this afternoon. Premier Asquith British Lists the Heaviest Yet- Canadian Total is Now Eight Thousand Ottawa, June Veek-emI 'cas- ualty list containing Lho names of 39 Canadian killed, 293 wounded and 25 missing, received at the depart- I meat of militia, considerably swelled the grand total oi the Dominion's fighting men who have been put out of action at The killed re- ported up to this morning number wounded and missing 545. As the cables state that the week-end casualties received at Lon- don are the heaviest on record, it is likely that the Canadian lists will will continue to come in unless the Dominion troops have recently been held in reserve as has been stated in cabled despatches. Ranks of New Regiment Are Nearly Filld-Parade to Church Perilie, H.C., Juno to Tho tor the 54th. here seems to be on ;tbe in- crease as tee timu limit grows short- er. Last night the list closed with 115 names of men sworn in, and enough on the waiting list to insure at least 125 within the next few days. It is under- stood that the contingent will be or; (lereu to Vernon next Wednesday, but this date may again be changed, other places are not yet up to the alloted number. The battalion paraded this evening to church, as junon otiier Sundays. With thes numerous free entertain- ments given tho boys by tho movie yeople, anil the dinners -and. smoker, the boys have been having a good Jime socially, and everybody win miss LJ-them when they go away. It is reported that a good. portion, ot these boys of the 54th Kootenay Battalion will be selected to go for- ward to fill vacancies at the front, but this has not been confirmed. The Oddfellows and Rebeccas made their annual memorial -parade to the cemetery this and a very large turnout followed the band lo the graves on the hill. Bach brother and sister carried a wreath of flowers to be deposited upon the graves of departed brothers. DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE' v. APPOINTED TO ADMIRALTY London, June Duke of Dev- onshire haa been appointed civil lord of the Admiralty, replacing Rt. Hon. lio baa retired. SHAUGHNEESV CALLED BY .EARL KITCHENER Vancouver, 'B.C., June Apparently authentic informa- tion gathered here was that Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, presid- ent of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was gammoned to London by Lord Kitchener to1 consider tailing charge of the purchase and transportation of all munitions from the United States and Canada: His head- quarters, it was stated, would be in New York. INTERNES SHOT Brandon, June 7. The eighteen- year-oW Austrian, Andre Grapke, who was shot while attempting to get away from the internment camp on Saturday night, was still alive this morning, but his condition is very grave. The other man is in the hospital. Butyrru, also an Austrian, will be out in a few days. He has only bad bruises on the head and back. The other 13 held in custody .will he before Colonbl Clark at noon, but the result of the inquiry may-be kept secret for some time. One man who got away has not yet been recaptur- ed. ft GENERAL TURNER SAFE Ottawa, Ont., June "Oen- eral Turner is well and with hlB is the the strange piece of fjction which arrived on Friday night via Sayville from Berlin to the effect that the gallant com- mander of tho Third 'Brigade had been captured by the Qer- mans. The Teutonic fabrications al- so declared that orders were found on General Turner's perj son bidding the men turn the artillery upon Canadian troops which might show an incllna- tion to surrender. C.O.F. Addressed By Rev, Denoon 25th anniversary of the Can- adian Order of Foresters was observ- ed in the city last night by the mem- bers of the local lodge parading to Knox church, where Rev. A. H. Den- opri delivered a stirring address to the men of the order. Over forty mem? bers of the lodge were present and tilled the 4'irst centre pews in the church. Taking his text from John "And ye shall Know the and the Truth shall make ye the spoke to the Order on Truth, and what it means to them In their lodge! drew his example from the Perfect One, and showed clearly the example set by I-iim for generations totollow. The choir rendered a beautiful an- them, and Mr. George Fleming sang a solo. and the new for the Colonies, A. Bonar Law, were cheered by the whole house when they rOBe to anfwer questions. Premier Asquith announced the response to Field Marshal Earl Kitchener's appeal for re- cruits had been satisfactory. A full committee report of the government's policy regarding re- cruiting would be made later, the Premier said, In recponse to ques- tions whether conscription would be introduced. U.S. AT WAR WITH HUNS IN SIXTY DAYS Calgary, Alta.. -Tune. prophesy that within sixty days the United States, if not actu- ally, will be virtually at war with said Senator E. Borah of Idaho, one of the prominent figures in the progressive movement in the States, who passed through Calgary-en route to the Pacific coast and the San Francisco' exhibition. Senator Borah is of the op- inion that Germain- will not give satisfactory assurances in. reply'to President Wilson, and witli other attacks on American'1- ships' there will be nothing to do but take.action -Vith the Al- lies against the Teutons. ff 3 Germans Claim-it is a Cruiser-- German Steamers Have Been Sunk BOMBARD ENGLISH HARBORS New York, via wireless to Sayville, june the nights of June 4 and 5; German naval dirigibles at- tacked the fortified mouth of the j Humber, (on the cast coast of Eng- the naval port of Harwich (in Essex', and the harbor es- tablishment" at Harwich. They were coiiipkUih' Many bombs were dropped and there were a large number of explosions. One particular- ly violent explosion was that of a gas tank or oil tank which was hit. Bombs were dropped on the railroad depot. The German airships were shot at by guns from both land and ships, but were not ,bit." COWBOYS RESCUE KIDNAPPED AMERICANS Nogales, Ariz., June 5.-r-A posse of ten American cowboys and miners rode eight miles across the border in- to Santa Cruz, Sonora, Jate today and -levelling their guns at the colonel commanding the while 150 Mexican soldiers looked on, secured the immediate release of .two-Ameri- can boys kidnapped by thrfee Mexi- can soldiers on the Arizona aide of the border' earlier in the afternoon._____ London, June 7. A semi-oflicial statement issued at ?etrograd says" a Uussian "transport Ycnsei has been sunk in the Baltic Sea by a German submarine, while Russian mines and submarines have sunk three German steamers. The apparently conflicting state- ments from Petrograd and Berlin regarding the sinking of a Russian transport of mine layer are reconcil- ed by the fact that the Yensei, re- ported by the Russians to be lost, and the Amur, claimed sunk by the Germans, are sister ships. Undoubt- edly the German submarine mistook the Yensei for the Amur and it is the former mine layer that was torpe- doed of! a Baltic-port. Reports Amur Sunk Berlin, June 7, via wireless to Say- ville, N. following statement was given here today officially "A German submarine on June 4 sank the Russian cruiser Amur of the sec- ond class near .a Baltic- DAWSON MACHINE .GUN BOYS ON WAY Calgary, Alta., June their way from Dawson City to Berlin, a trifling distance of 7460 miles, the ma- gun. section of the Victoria Mounted .Rifles, tljeir destination scrawled in big letters over their car, raised and equipped by "Jim" Boyle, the millionaire of Dawson, and standing head and sho.ulders above the other detachments' of the regiir.ent to which they: are attached, passed through Calgary yesterday. FORM NEW IRRIGATION DISTRICT NORTH OF CITY i- The preliminary steps towards, the formation of an irrigation district including five of the sections north of Lethbridge which will be served by the Old Man river irrigation project, were taken Saturday at of farmers at Iron house, under the direction of Messrs. G.-R. president Lethbridge board of H. Fairfleld, supt. Do- minion Experimental farm, and S. S. j Dunham, -vice-prcsideat United Farm- ers of Alberta. The 'new district is to be known as the thcrn Irrigation-district." Re-organization' also took place of the Iron Springs branch of the U. P.: A., under direction of-S. S. Dunham. Resolutions petitioning the minister of agriculture, Hon. Duncan Marshall, to establish an agricultural, school'in the Let'hbridge irrigation district, anil thanking the people of Lcthbridge and the members of tfce board of trade for Uielr efforts thus far in the matter of irrigation, were passed. There were 41 farmers present, and in fair weather -have been twice the number. 'Twenty ot, those in attendance! were owners of particular sections which are to be irrigated and they at once signed a petition which will be further circu- lated among the farmers and later forwarded to the provincial minister of public works, asking the formation of an irrigation district the new legislation passed at the recent session of the legislature, important Advance Thus have tlic farmers north oi Lcthbridge, with the co-operation of the people of the city, taken another great stride towards the .goal of bringing into being the irrigation pro- ject which -has been their "aim for some which will bring wa- ter to acres of rich wheat lands tributary to Lethbridge. Do- minion government surveys are now proceeding to ascertain just how much land is irrigable under the pro- posed project. The next step will be the "completion of the organization pi the district. At present the proposed district will include the sections of Turin. .Iron Springs, 12-Mile Coulee, Coalhurst and Monarch. Later, it is Barons aait Rocity Coulee-.'jpje-tbe district, making sev- i en large distinct sections to lie brought under water. Mr. Marnoch Speaks G. W. Pearson, who has been so active in the matter of the irriga- I tion, was 'chairman of tiie meeting, I and Mr. KiEcade acted as secretary. I Mr. Marnoch spoke first, outlining I what had been done since the visit of Mayor Hardie, Mr. Pearson and him- self to Ottawa last October. He 'pointed out that .although irrigation was not a necessity this year, taking an average of years, farmers were better off with 'irrigation being in a position to raise more profitable crops. He. told of the recent legisla- tion authorizing the formation of ir- rigation districts, and said the next step Was now'up to the farmers. Ho said that although the farmers, o! -Barons and Rocky Coulee districts were not yet quite, convinced .of the advantages of irrigation, he was sure they would later be glad to avail themselves, of it He instances the success the1 Coaldile farmers had made of irrigation, and the anxiety of Raymond farmers to regain irri- gation rights they had lost (Coutiuutd OK rage Bulletins SIX MORE TRAWLERS London, June more trawlers have been sunk by Ger- man submarines in the North Sea. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK London, June British steamer Sunlight of Liverpool has been sunk by a German sub- marine. The crew of the vessel has been taken to Queenstown. U.S. NOTE READY Washington, D.C., June American note to Germany, con- cerning the sinking of the Lusi- tania, virtually was ready for transmission to Berlin. President Wilson worked until a [ate hour Sunday night to complete its phraseology. BOMBS KILL FIVE London, June was announc- ed at the Admiralty 'this after- noon that Zeppelins visited the east coast of England last night, dropping incendtsiry explosives. Five persons were killed and 40 injured. Two fires were caused by the incendiary bombs. Lemberg Now in Danger-The Enemy Within Ten Miles of Fortress London, June from Vienna say that Lemberg. the capital of the Austrian Crown lands of Galicis, now in the of the Russians, may be taken at any moment by Austro-German forces, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph Co. One message from the Austrian capital says "that the Austrlans are 25 miles from the town, and other advices state the distance as only ten miles. Carnill W ounded For Second Time W. Carnill, who left Lethbridga with the first contingent, and 11 m the machine gun section made up en- tirely ol Lcthniiilge men, is. again wounded, according to private advic- es received in the cits' yesterday. This is the second time "Bill" has been wounded in a month. His wounds this time are fortunately noli serious. British Airmen Attack German Zepp, Sheds London, June following oi- ficial statement has been .issued "This morning at 2.30 a.m. an at- tack was made on the airship shed at north of Brussels, by- Flight Lieutenant J. E. ffilson, R, and J. S. Mills, R.N. Bombs we're drop- ped and the shed was observed to be in flaniL-s. "It is not known whether a Zep- liei-n -was rnside, but the dairies reached a great height, coming out from both sides of the shed. Both pilots returned safely. "At three o'clock this morning Flight Sub-Lieut. A. It. -J. WaTne- ford, R.N., attacked a Zppelin in the air between Ghent and Brussels. At feet he dropped six bombs and the airship exploded, fell to the... ground and burned for a considerable' time; 1 of the explosion caused the Morane monoplane to turn., up- side down. The pilot succeeded in righting the machine, but had to make a forced landing in the enemy's country. However, he was able to restart his machine and returned safely to Airdrome." 1 D. C. COLEMAN WILL BE HERE TOMORROW D. C. Coleman. assistant.gen- eral manager of the- C.P.R., will visit the city tomorrow, and will make ot the irriga- ted farms adjacent to the city. He will be accompanied by :j- General Superintendent Gamer- on. The Board of Trade pro-. posed to tender Mr. Coleman a luncheon, but Mr. Coleman, ow- ing to lack- of time regretfully' declined the invitation. 'f SAD EXPERIENCE To receive a cablegram informing him of the death of his mother, just as he was about to board the train at Calgary for the front, was the sad experience of Sydney Robson, formerly of the Merchants Bank in Lethbri'dge. Sydney was one of the 11 members of the Battery to be drafted for overseas reinforce- ments, and left with the others for the front on Saturday night. The wire Informing him of his mother's death came just before the trtfrii left. Mrs. Robson who lived iir Monksea- ton, Northumberland, is buried at Jesmond cemetery, Newcastle, C.PWREBAIE ONilER Spring Wheat Ten Inches High To North of City Magnificent growths of fall and spring wheat, alfalfa and other crips were witnessed by Messrs., W. .II. Pairlicld, G. U. Marhoch and'S. S. Dunham, during their trip to Iron Springs Saturday, where they went to address a meeting on the matter of irrigation for that district Throughout the entire district.north of Lethbridge, the growing crops are in excellent condition and the fields are a sight for sore ijcs Pall wheat has had a tremendous growth, while there are fields witli spring wheat already up eight or ten inches. The Lethbridge party v, ere enter- tained during the day by Chas Kane and by Mr. and Mrs T B Kane, at Iron Springs. Chas jvane's 160 acres of alfalfa is in splendid condition T B. Kane possesses a of Eden with flowers.'in bloom about his house, and' his Hclus, green with the crops. The parly also saw the fields of S. N. Urady, m -which ie has spring wheat 8 inches Contract Provides for a Rebate if Payroll Amounts to a Month Since 1905, the city of Lethbridge has been under agreement witli the C.P.R. to sell them water at 5 cents per 1000 gallons, up to gal- i Ions Tier day. The agreement provides 'that if the C.PJt. payroll here 13 showa to be month or more, the city-is to rebate to the railway company per year on their wa- rier bill." I During 1912 and 1913, the city rebat- ed this amount. There is no record that "they did so for 1911, and .railway company is now asking ?11W from the city as rebate for that year. The matter .came up at the commls- sloners' meeting this morning The .C.P.R. has been asked for further in .formation aa to the size of their pay- roll in 1911, pending the arrival of. which information, no further action will be taken. Local Greek First To Take Imperial Citizenship Here The first man in Lethbridge to .ob- tain his Imperial not H. B. McElyea, as previously stat- ed, but Pete Cotoras, Greek, who. is the proprietor of the Palace Pallor. Mr. Cotoras had his. application in some four months before; tiie" hill was passed enabling Canadian suujects to obtain Imperial citizenship: vlt it thought that he -was the first man west of Ottawa to take of the new law Only a lew him, among them being air Thomas Shauglmessy and Sir George who were American born and naturaJ; iteed Canadians. ;