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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBBIDGE. ALBERTA WEDNESDAY, JUNK 7, 1916. NUMBER 150 RUSSIANS TAKE PRISONERS ON THE AUSTRIAN FRONT DESPERATE AIMS OF AT of Germans Last Night On Verdun Front Were Ex- tremely Violent, But Without Crown Prince Says Heavy Sacrifice Must Yet Be Made to Gain Objective In th'e Great Fight. JUSTICE DUFF BELIEVES FUSE CONTRACTS EXPLAINED TO SATISFACTION OF PEOPLE Paris, June of powerful German attacks on the Verdun line, with heavy losses to the attackers, is an noun cert in the official statement Js-sucd by the war office today. Vio- lent bombardment is still being carried out. by the Germans. The attack on Fort Vaux started at S oVlock last night and was promptly checked by the flrra of the French ma- chine guns. It Is announced that the (.term a us retreated in disorder, aban- doning many dead. At Hill ;i04 an artillery iluel progress and also at Caurettes Wood. Two German patrols which tried to cross west of Sorresons were dispersea. FIGHTING HEAVIEST OF THE WAR t Geneva, via Paris, June Prince Frederick William ol Germany in a lettor written to wounded of- ficer, formerly a member of his staff, who Is convalescing at Davos, says that, though he has visited several battle'fronts, the light before Verdun is the most terrible of the war. The losses, the Crown Prince Is quoted as having said, are frightful, but from a German viewpoint, heavy sacrifices must be made in order to obtain the military objective. Ottawa, June up of evidence taken at the Meredith-Duff inquiry was commenced this morning by' Mr. Hnllmuth, K.C.. government counsel. Those, in attendance at the beginning included Sir Wilfrid Laur- ler, Sir Alexander Bertram and Colon- el David Carnegie. Sir Sam Hughes i as usual sat with his counsel within i tiie space reserved for them. Before j .Mr. Hellmutii commenced his argu- uicnt Mr. Carvell read a telegram he had received from Mr. Kyte aod which he said had been sent voluntarily. In his telegram Mr. Kyle declared that he had made no reference in recent jjoliiieal .speeches to evidence taken before this royal commissionv He had referred to Sir Sam1 Hughes i and Col. Allison's evidence before the Uiividaon commission. Mr. Hellmuth in the course of his address referred to speeches made in ihe house of commons by Messrs. Car- veil and Kyte. Fuse contracts were spoken of by them as nefarious trans- actions. Air. Carvell had pointed to the shell commission as having wick- edly entered into these transactions. He had charged the minister of mil- itia with responsibility, t Mr. Justice Duff remarked that the inquiry was based upon Mr. Kyle's speech. If references were made to .Mr. Carvell's speech other speeches made in tlie house could hi; referred to. Mr. Hellmuth said he referred to Mr. Carvell's speech because Mr. Kyie's speech was but Transactions Judge Refuses Postponement of Trial Asked For, and Coun- sel'Decline to Stay Winnipeg. June Mr., Jus In tile assize cqUifc-UiaUhe vwoiild allow counsel defending Thomas. JmU until June .to prepare their 'defence of a month .or six weeks which biid'been-a-eques'tod, H. H. Dewart, K C., of Toronto, chief of Kelly's counsel, announced would have to. with- di'iiw from the case. Edward Anderson, K.Crr Mr. De- mart's, associate, stated that he con- curred in this decision, and shortly afterward' the two lawyers and their assistants packed their documents in their bags and left the court room. The crown, through R. A. Bonnar, K.G.. opposed any postponement of the trial of-the parliament buildings con- tractor, and tlie judge ruled'first that he would refuse any postponement to the next assizes. -Mr. Dewart then argued for an ad- journment, suggesting July 10 as the tiate by which tliey could have their necessary expe.rt witnesses present. The case, he saiti, would become largely one of technical evidence. "I will allow the accused one ruled the judge, adding that the pre- liminaries would .take a day or two, and peremptorily'fixing Monday, June if) as the date for the actual com- luonccmenl.of the trial. so'strongly In the matter, declared Mr. Dewart, "that so far as myself and my associates are con- cerned must withdraw from the case and leave the responsibility to the crown of sending this man to his trial without proper defence." Canadian Casualties Ottawa, -Tune following list of casualties was issued today: KILLED- Capt. L. R. C'utten, Pugwash, N. S. G..S. Fife, Princess Pata. Lieut, B.'G. Haggerty, PaU Toronto. Lieut. A. A, Wanklyn, Pati, Montreal, P. MacNaughton, Edmonton. Lieut. Scott, Edmonton. .Lleirt: C. A; ;Wilsonr Edmonton. W..M. Carthen, Edmonton. Lieut. J. B- Uascaden, Edmonton. Lieut. N.-R. iMacJoit, Edmonton. Major A. Younq, 52nd, Port Arthur. DIED OF WOUNDS Lieut. M. 3. Debay, Prlnceis Caledonia -Springs, Ont. WOUNDED Cnpt. W. II- Hudson, Belleville; Lleiit. Hunt, Saskatchewan; t apt I Wand Montreal; Lieut. F, A. Rayner, First Pioneers; Lieut. C, B. Hill. Lieut. J. Ross, Can. London, June sharehold- ers of the Calgary and Edmonton Land Company condemned "the gross palpable injustice In the heavy taxation of land companies by the Canadian government." The chairman replied that the board is doing everything possible to combat theie taxation charges. GERMAN DESTROYER STRIKES A MINE Amsterdam, June Te- legraff says that a German de- stroyer struck a mine and went down off Zeebrusge on May Hist. repetition it. -beea described in. the parliament as nefarious and Col. Allison had been called a rogue. One of the cljarges was that Ihe fuse contract had boon 1st lo iuiisii- ruoni companies as blinds for the pur- pose, R'-id with the expectation that some of the money should be divided as profit among General Hughes, the shell commission and others. He dis- sented from the view that the cow- mission-waB'iCp'pointed to inquire into differences ot opinio'.i in regard to honest contract Commissioner Duff expressed the view that misconduct in office is not confined to corruption and dishonesty. Mr. Heilmuth replied that miscon- duct must iavplve some wrong inten- tionally committed. They agreed that no one should be punished for mere error of judgment. Mr. Hellmuth declared that the commission had been sitting for thirty days and not one tittle of evidence had been produced to show that Geu. Hughes was corrupt In any manner whatever. There was nothing to uhow that the shell commission were actuated by anything but, a dosire to have fuses secured as rapidly as pos- sible. As for Colonel Carnegie, there evidence of impropriety on his port. If the facts had been known one would have bad tte hardihood to suggest a commission. Commissioner Duff thought this statement too strong. A heavy bur- den of responsibility rested upon Col. Carnegie for the graze fuse contract lie said. To say that there was noth- ing to investigate or explain was to put it very strongly. Mr. Hellmuth: "If there is no sug- gestion of corruption or persona! dis- honesty in regard to General Hughes or the shell commission, I shall adhere to what I say that no person should have had the hardihood to bring on this investigation." Commissioner Duff: "I am sorry if that is your state of feeling with re- gard to public affairs in this country. I am not suggesting mere matter of judgment. What I do say and feel in regard to these contracts is that it casts bu these gentlecien the burden (CONTINUED THREE) Movement Believed ro Be Beginning of Great sians Led By Famous Strategist And Are Well Supplied .to Kitchener. South Africans Whom He-Conquered Touching tributes to the memory of the late Earl Kitchener, Britain's war lord, were paid by Div Chown and other speakers at the meeting of the Methodist conference last night, and by a standing vote It was decided to send the following cable of condolence to.His Majesty King George: "The Alberta Conference of the Methodist church expresses its deepest sympathy the Empire in its great loss in the death of Earl D. Jones, The through His Honor, Lieutenant-Gover- nor Brett. secretary of the Conference, message was transmitted DENIES REPORI OF Papers Not Allowed To Deal With Praise The British London, dispatch receiv 3d here from Copenhagen says thai not a single private message has been received there from Germany concern' ing the naval battle. Newspaper correspondents ih Ger- many, the dispatch says, are evidently not allowed to deal with the subject; for only the German admiralty .'an- nouncements and two .Wolff messages containing nothing new were received there yesterday. Danish newspapers express, the opinion that Jhe result of the''.battle was due to the excessive impetuosity jot .Admiral Beatty in su- perior force, and the late appearance of Admiral Jellicoe, but they express admiration for the valor of the at- tackers. Montreal, June private cable today by relatives of Major A. Hamilton 'Gault, the Princess Patricias, states that he is wounded, but not dangerously. The news cable vesterday announced Major Gault had died from his wounds, dently an error. This was bvi- JAP NAVAL OBSERVER LOST IN SEA FIGHT Tokio, June Comander Chosuke Shimomura, Japanese naval observer on the British battle cruiser Queen Mary, was lost with that war- ship when she was sunk in thei Jut- anil naval fight last Wednesday. CALLS GERARD TO ACCOUNT Washington, fsne Lansing said late today that he had cabled Ambassador Gerard at Berlin asking whether he had given out in- terviews on the subject' of peace, which recently have been credited; to him by newspapers in Germany and sent to this country in press dis- patches. LA into mourning: today for its late lohief.'- -Every officer wore a band of on his left arm. Throughout the country flags were at half iiiast. There was, of .course, no suspension of ac; having to do with the prosecu- tion of' the war, and at the war office and other governmental departments officials continued to work out details of .the-scheme which Earl Kitchener formulated. Prom 'allied and neutral countries, dominions, colonies and dependencies came a flood of cablegrams expressing .sympathy. News was received in the South, African assembly during the discussion of the estimates. Premier who was deeply affected, mSde an immediate announcement and mov- .the adjournment while the mem- bers, Dutch and British, remained standing as a tribute to a man who woii the Dominion of Great Britain against the forces in which many of the' legislators fought. Italy's Condolences .Rome, June of the death of! Field Marshal Kitchener caused a profound feeling of dismay among the Italian public. The King and General Cadorna sent telegrams of condolence George. The Pope instriictRri Archbishop Bourne, Westminster, to convey ,his sympathy to the British monarch. COL. STEWART SAFE TJiere Is no foundation for the rumor circulated'in the city this morning that Col. Stewart, of Lethbridge, had met death in action. Col. Stewart and to be at present on leave in London. Letters received in the city from mem- hers of the 39tli Battery, state that the colonel recently visited them at Whitley camp, and that he was looking fine. I With Ammunition Hopes of the People Rapidly Rise Petrograd. via London, June 7. In their new movement ihe Russians have captured more than it was announced officially Petrograd, via London, June on this front up to sudden blow struck by the Russians along the entire Galician front of No details of the Russian Hi-tack are yat at hand but It was preceded as usual by a vigorous artillery miles from Pripet to Roumania is, after which the Rus- the unanimous opinion of moved forward along the whole critics here. 'a brilliant 'beginning' capturing Austrian positions. The the long awaited Russian belongs to the Russians. The Condition of the roads is now evidently taken by sur- and with a plentiful supply1 of fell back without being able to nition the Russian advance id a counter offensive. Aside from to develop military and strategic importance The movement derives this front, the Russian movement from the fact that it is not an will have a powerful 'ef- attack against any one portion of upon the military situation Austrian lines, but a carefully decreasing the Austrian pres- ordinated movement embracing on the Italian front from the ne- whole front. The movement Is of bring reinforcements to this the able leadership of Gen. while it is also expected to who conducted the brilliant the situation in the Bal- in the, Carpathians in 1914 and who generally conceded to be one of Cheers best strategists on the Russian via London, June 7. Forces opposing the of the beginning of General vance are estimated at .40 offensive on the south- infantry divisions and from -10 front was greeted In the Austrian cavalry divisions, with ringing cheers. The gen- at most, two divisions of, feeling is one ot hopeful anticipa- This brings the total Teutonic L MAN IS ff SUPPLV IS DISMISSED London, L. S.-Vieh, of the Canadian artillery, has been dismissed from the service by sen- tence of a court martial. 12th Annual Convention Women's Auxiliaries Opens Engineers Lieut. W at duty S. B. Bevan-, Can. Montreal; Lieut. L. F. Canadian tteg- iment Capt I1 Mven, Princess Pats Gapt O irartin, Princess Pats I ieut C InUn Princess Pwts; Lieut. A W. Pearson; Lieut. P. S.'Mc- Dougnli Pilneess Pats; Lieut. H. Downey, Calgary. 41 Mplnno fountain) Toronto, substitute of Llenf. M. K. ronto Initials ot I icul Ross In wire ON TAQK The 12Hi annual .convention1 of the Calvary Diocesan branch of the o nen's opened'.'this inorh- ng with sen ice at St Augustin s lolj communion "was celebrated b> he 1 ord Bishop of Calgan and in excellent sermon preached by: Rev. J. B. Murrell-Wright on the (ext "And theie was contention among them as to "1 Id be thp greate 4 The delegates to the convention urg ed to unite in their meetings arid be harmonious in their business dealings The roll call showed following officers'ot the.dlocefce branch present; Hun president MIS Pmkham preai dent (Mrs Geddes list vice president Mrs Montgomery 2nd vice proa Went Airs. F, Eaton; .secretary, H. Akitt; corresponding seere- tarj Mrs Mease treasurer W H. Mitchell; Indian secretary, Mrs literature secretary? Mrs Stavert; Dorcas secretery, Jlrs, F Sage; -babies' secretary, Mrs. Ingram Lethbrldger The following'delegates answered the roll call: Calgary, 'Cathedral, Miss Pinkham. Mrs. Lilley, Mrsl Hume; girls' branch- Miss Fowler, Miss Allonby, Mlss.Wll- lii'ot; Christ Mrs Major, Mrs. Graebury, Mrs. Atkinson and Miss McDonald: St. Ste- Corse; girls' Miss Watt, Miss Silvester; St. Barna- Jones; Stj Qrevitt, Mrs. Grathwaite, Mil- ler; St. Michael and All Green, Mrs. Gresham Mrs Wlrdbck girls' Jenkins, MiSB Green, and Miss Frith; St. Deaconess Lampard St Baiton. Stilt, MM Mis. F. Taylor, Mrs Walker Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Fretveil, Mrs ON PAOB 3) York Re publicans supporting''Mr. Justice Hughes said today that they were informed from reliable sources, .two days ago that under no cir cumetances would Coi, Roosevelt' support Justice.Hughss if.he were nominated by the Republican con- vention. Meat Cards Issued, Each Person Being Allowed 12 Ounces Per Week Berlin, via London, June of the most important milestones in Ber- lin's food history was passed' today with the introduction of meat cards closely modelled on the famous bread KILLED IN FIGHT Fractious Animal Kicked Him In Stomach When tempted Punishment Santa Fe, N V June Vex icans arrested afterftlie raid on Co" unibus, N. M, and recentlj sentenced to death are to be taken from the pen cards, which haVe proved so success- 1 itentlaiy here today to Deming, N Asquith In Charge London, June Asquitli temporarily has taken persona! charge of the war office. At the suggestion of the Jockey Club, the Windsor race meeting, which was to have been held this week, lias cancelled on account ot Earl Kitchener's death. Sorrow in Canadian Camps London, June Jiafc the news, of Kitchener's tragic end been with more deep consternation and sorrow than in tlie Canadian camps in England, where several .iroes, though not immediately recont- y, lie, undertook inspection ot forces sent overseas. Saturday week his lordship enter- tained a large party of wounded sold- erg at Broome Park, including A num- ber oT Canadians. On Request of Loiiilon, June Kitchener was [pfng'to Russia fit the request of the lussinii government. He intended to and at Archangel and visit Petrograd ihd probably go to the Russian front. His mission had chiefly with the liipply of munitions for Russia. He fiipected to be back in London at the of parliament on June 20. MARKETS j for execution After tileii sentence a nor W.C. McDonald, antenenes, tin hangings will take: place on-Fridaj ful for (he last 68 weeks. Pamih meat cards have coupons for I Deming the prisoners were broughJ four neeks three coupons per week, I here for safekeeping Unless while one day meat cards with only are...provided for hotel guests and., other transients who are not entitled to receive more than four cards during one week. Berlin magistrates have fixed the ration at 330 grams, slightly under 12 ounces: per head, for the cur- rent week, each coupon therefore en- titling the bearei to draw- 110 grams ot raw: meat, or its shrunken cooked equivalent. KELLY LOSES Winnipeg, June motion to quash certain features of the Kelly In- dictment was dismissed this afternoon in a judgment delivered by Judge Prentlergast, the crown winning over the.accused. Montreal June 7-r- 2iilltan head quarters still announce they nojn'm- Carmangay, June Stange, a farmer who lived half way between and Stavely, was killed on 1 Monday, June 5th, by one of his own i horses. The animal that caused the death of Mr. Stange was a pony his little boy had used to rifle to school. On Monday a double.'': cinch was used, to which the animal object- ed, as it bucked the little boy off. The father Jumped on the he would show it who was boss.' The horse ran to a ploughed field a short distance from the house, where it suc- ceeded in throwing Mr. Stauge. returned'for a whip, and what hap- pened after that will never be" known. His wife heard cries, and when she reached the field he was on liis knees all doubled up, with his hands over his stomach, suffering much pain. She immediately hitched' a horse to a stone boat, and put a. mattress on it, and succeeded in getting the house. By this time John Harper, a neighbor, had reached-the house, but nothing could be done as he only, lived a few minutes. Dr. Bryans of Carmangay was called but the unfortunate man had: been dead some time before he reached information regarding the fate of erals Mercer and Williams, 'bpthVpf whom are still said the Gazette's London correspond ent, cabling last night. Huge Counterfeiters Plant is Discovered in Montreal July .wheat 6et, whsat 'uly oats