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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WE High 70 38 and showery VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, AtBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1915 NUMBER 151 Appeals to Return toWork Meet With Cold Response Fernie, B.C., June commit- tee appointed at yesterday after- noon's meeting of miners, and com- posed of W. L. Thomas Up- hill, Thomas Biggs, Harry Martiu, Nick Mlclsco and Sam Heany, met tho men, who had adjourned to meet in the big skating rink under the hill, jpnd reported that they had Inet the officers of the coal company, who, iu the absence of Mr. W. R. Wilson, man- ager, wera not in a position to take itny action. Besides this unavoidable atato, they lelt that the men were ask- ing the company to do what waa tho gf the government in. tsucli cases. Secretary Youngs and Supsrintendent Gauflftld were both firm in this stand, nnd the report was aubmJttad, without l-ecommendatfou, by the committee. After several short from the men aud answers from tho offi- cers, a motion, which, read as follows, TVES put: "Resolved, that the men. as BrttlEh- iers, and others who are friendly, are willing and will work, but not under present conditions, that is, not with alien enemies." An amendment waa submitted that the meeting adjourn until an answer to a wire sent to Victoria, had been -The evening meeting, like tho after- noon gathering Tras very firm in tbe stand that they wouM not .go to, work uqtil matter had been satisfactor- ily settled. Mayor 'Uphill, who was chairman, nnd other .Mine Workers' officials, were earnest in .their app'eala to the men to be careful not to assume the of breaking contract, "and pleaded _ with them to, refer tbe matter to the government, b.ut the humor of the majority of the men" did not seem to ruu in that direuuon. The demand that the Germans anfl Aus- trians be interned, and that they re- fuse to work until that had been done Insistent. Frequent references to German out- rages and to the fate of Belgium and the .sinking of the Lusitania, showed (Continued on Page Bulletins BOMBARD VENICE Venice, June peraon was killed and sveral wore wounded by bombs dropped thla morning from an Austrian aeroplane which flow over the city. ITALIAN AIRSHIP BURNS Rome, June Italian dir- igible, which made an attack on tho Austrian port of Flume, yes- terday, caught fire, and was lost. The crew is believed to have been saved and captured by the Aus- trians. SINK AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE' ,Parisfc Juno submarine, believed to be Austrian, has been sunk by the Anglo-French fleet at the western entrance to the Dardanelles, says R dlepatoh from Mltylone today. The presence of the. Austrian submarine in the Dardanelles would Indicate that Austria, as well as Germany, Is placing her war supplies at disposal of the Turks. W.H.Jennings is Invalided Home Private W. H.1 Jaaninga of the Princess Fats, who was wounded in the fighting at St. Eloi, some time ago, has been invalided 'lo his home in Calgary, It is'understood that he was pretty badly wounded, and as a result is paralyzed on one side. Before enlisting as he was known to his friends, was a member of the Albertan stauV Calgary, and at .the outbreak: of-the J'war. joined the Pats, being an ex-military man. He also was a member of the -Her- ald staff for two years well known locally. Revs. Dr. Hare, W. D. P. Wilson, G. H. .Copeland, S. Crookshanks, and J. F. Mears, oi the Bay of Quinte Methodist" conference, have, been su- perannuated. SIR JOHN SIMON Homo Secretary wJio led the Bri- tish Commons Iii the absence of the Prime Minister. Mr. Simon some day may be Premier himself. Meantime the absouce of Mr. Asqulth on the first day the new coalition caToiiiet Presbyterian Vote favors Ckutijh Union .Kingston, June a vote of 368 lo 74 the Presbj'terian general as- sembly yesterday voted for cliuroli union. RECRUIT FOR BATTERY ff Major Ripley, command ing the 20th Battery, will recruit for artillery In Lethbridge at Battery headquarters, corner Sixth avenue and Tenth street, on Thursday and Friday of this week. met tho Houao is causing speculation. I PRESIDENT WILSON Whose new note to Germany, sent for- ward today, spells war, in the opinion ex-Secretary Bryan, who resigned because he could not agree to allow the note to be forwarded to Germany. RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR MINERS OF SOUTH Edmonton, Alta., June is In sight for the unemployed miners of the Crow's Nest Pass and southern Alberta. Through the efforts of Hon. Charles Stewart, provincial minister of Public Works, the C.P'.R. have agreed to use Crow's Nest Pass coal on their entire Manitoba division. As there Is a supply at present on hand, it will be July 1 before relief will be evident In this direction. Furthermore, Hon. Mr. Stewart is arranging for a thorough investigation into the situation as regards the dom- estic coal market.In the prairie prov- inces, with a view to increasing the output for the product of southern Al- berta mines, if possoble. Mr. Stewart is taking these steps as a result of recent conferences with miners and others In the Crow's Nest Pass- and in view of the demands of the situation In Taber and other coal camps, where the miners have had an average of less than a day's work per week for the past year and a half. The situation in the southern Al- berta coal camps the past winter has been serious, and 'is even more seri- ous now, since there has been no work for the mines for so long. A great deal of American coal is flooding the markets of'the west, which has had the result of crowd inn out the product of southern Alberta. The whole situa- tion is to be thoroughly Investigated by the provincial government. Mixed Farming Train to Visit Southern Alberta Southern Alberta is to he visited by a Farming" special train, con- ducted by the Alberta department of Agriculture, assisted by the Dominion department of Agriculture and the Ca- nadian Pacific Railway. The train stop for half a day at each of the following places: Brant. Monday, June 2S, from 9.QO_to 0.2.00 sum. Vulcan, -Monday, June from 1.30 tq 5.00 p.m. Champion, Tuesday, June 29, from to 12.00 a.m. Carmangay, Tuesday, June 29, from 3.SO toiQO p.m. Baroni, Wednesday. June 20, from 3.00 a.m. to .13.00 a.m. Nobleford, Wednesday-, June 30, Jram 1.30 to 5.00 p.iu. Foremoit and Coutts Branch Conrad, Thursday, July 1, from 9.00 to 12.00- a.m. Skiff, Thursday, July 1, from 1.30 to p.m. Foremost, Friday, July 2, from 9.00 New Dayton, Friday, July. 2, from 1.30 to 5.00 p.m. Milk River, Saturday, July 3, from 9.00 to 12.00 a.m. Coutts, Saturday, July 3, from 1.30 to 5.00 p.m. The special train will consist of twelve cars, including two cars of p.ure bred horses and cattle, to be used for judging and, demonstrations purposes, Other cars will contain exhibits upon which- demonstrations and lectures will bn given ou different phases of agricultural work and domestic sci- ence. Amongst other things these ex- hibits will include models of farm buildings, suitable for dairy cattle hogs, sheep and poultry. There will also be exhibits of game, grains, grasses, weeds, dairy products and farm dairy equipment. There will 'bo one car for lectures and de_mon5tra- tions in the Farm Women's section, and another containing a display from the Domestic Science and Women's In- stitute department. Washington, D.C., June ter a conference with Preajdnet Wilson, Counsellor Lansing an- nounced that the note to Germany would go forward this afternoon; and would be given out for publi- cation in Friday morning's news- papers. He said the United States would not wait for notification from Ambassador Gerard at Ber- lin of its receipt there before giv- ing it oufT Laneing said tiie work of coding the note was underway. It is signed by Mr. Lansing as act- ing secretary. British Destroy Second Zeppelin British Headquarters, June 9. A second Zeppelin was destroyed Tues- day morning in a. shed near Eyerc, four miles northeast of Brussels, by a combined attack of the naval air squadron. The Zeppelin was not ac- tually seen to explode, but it is said that a hiige column of flame which at once arose into the air makes it One of tbe htg farmers, and also ne of .the most careful and success- ful farmers in the Lethbridge coun- try is H. J5. Mlebacli. Even in the worst of years, he has .usually been able to get a crop, dut to the fact that he operates his form on the most ad- vanced methods. This year Mr. hach has in crop 1715 acres, made up as follows: Acres Spring wheat................1300 Oals , 250 Barley................... 300 Winter rye................. 32 'his grain IB practically all in sum- Tier fallow, and fine condition he piesont time Thirteen hundre.' ind fifty.-aorii will be summer lowed this year in preparation for next year's crop. Mr. .Miehach states that he has planted 12JJ .acres of corn, with a view to determting its value for feed, and also to ascertain how the land will be left for another year. Four varieties have Minnesota 13, Long- fellow, North Western Dent and Squaw corn. On this farm there are 40 acres in alfalfa In rows. The. alfalfa has made an fcxceptioual growth, and the first cutting will take place as soon as the weather settles. The winter rye on the farm has made a wonderful growth; it is four feet high and near- ly all headed out. There is -10 ner cent, more acreage in crop on the Miebach'farm this year than a year ago, and Mr. Miebach re- ports that conditions on the whole could nat be better. Indications point to the harvesting of one of the great- est crops Mr. Miebach' has ever had. Alfred Parkin, a well known young man, native Edmonton. of Lindsay, Oiit., died at Major Taylor, who is going on ac- tive service, lias resigned as mayor of Portage La Prairie. Dr. Edwards, for Fronienac, iias been elected pi SINK GERMAN SUB London, June 9, 0.50 Official annpuncement wae made today hy.-Secretary of the Admiralty. Balfour that a had of her officers and Jil members of her crew had been captured. Mr. Balfour announced also that German submarine pris- oners hereafter shall be accord- ed treatment identical with all other German prisoners in Etog- land. The; sis men who were caught at Milk River on May 30th, while try- ing to escape to the United States in cars driven by Lethbridge chauffeurs, have been found to be ali Austrians. Two of the number, Baltich and Krichovitch previously admitted that they were of Austrian birth, but claimed that the other four were Montenegrins. Supt. Pehnefather was suspicious -from the first, however, and by. cross-questioning them close- ly, forced them to admit that they were from Bosnia, which being an Austrian makes them Austrians. The six were sent out this _ ____ certain that this was no mere .ox- afternoon to the internment camp- plosion of petrol, and no doubt is entertained as to the second Zeppe- lin having been destroyed. PATRIOTIC CARD PARTY A patriotic card party, sup- per' and musical programme, with dancing later, w.ii! be held in the Masonic hall, on Thurs- day evening. Military euchre aud whist will be played. Cards s.upper at 11, program and dancing following. Tickets, 50 cents. Home-made candy will be for sale. Proceeds to be divided equally between the I.O.D.E. and the Red Cross. two of them may be charged with perjury for testifying that the other four were Montenegrins. THAT GERMAN GAS New York, N.Y., June Enos Cur- tin, a New York chemist, who has been ia the field with the Allied armies, describes the gas used by the Germans us of three kinds chlorine, bromine, and so-called laughing gas. The last, he Is of paralyzes the Nmen from hind that the waist down and to flop about like fish out .of water and laugh hysterically. Sodium sulphate and oxygen were used to neutralize these gases, he said, but these were inef- fective if not taken soon after the gas had been inhaled.- Even then, he declared, .it lakes at least six hours to revive the men. WILL AID Ottawa, June cabinet coun- cil has had under consideration mea- sures designed to assist in the prob- lem of unemployed in Canada, and a measure of relief is expected very shortly. While no intimation has yet been given, it is understood that the sug- gestion ot the.recent municipal dele- gation for the appointment of a com- mission of inquiry will not be given effect to. Instead, it is proposed that the Dominion will assist the prov- inces and municipalities in the em- ployment of large numbers of men on works -of a productive character. Reply to Germany Too Stiff for Peace- Wilson Regretful but Unbend- is Now Secretary LANSING SECRETARY Waahington, D.C., June ert Lansing, counsellor of the State dpeartment, today received his formal appointment as secre- tary of state ad interim. EFFECT OF RESIGNATION Washington, June two years and three rronths as Secre- tary ,of Stale of the united States, a little more than half of Wilson's ad- ministration, William Jennings Bryan today returned to private life. His departure from the Cabinet under sensational circumstances, because he could not join in the approval of the note to Germany, or reconcile its principles to the cause which he de- clared to be nearest His heart, "the prevention of developed today, not only the most unusual situation in the domestic politics of the United States, but a grave turn In the foreign policy. Staunch in advocacy of peace, and firmly set anainst the communi- cation to Germany, which might in- volve the United States in war.- Mr. Brysn found himself opposed, not on- ly by the president, but by the maj- ority Of the members of the cabinet, n the methods of dealing with the sit- uation. The outstanding question, however, as the eirect or Mr. Bryan's resigns-1 tion between the United States and Germany. Heretofore there have been intimations from official sources In Berlin that the view point of the Un- ited States, as expressed in notes sent could not be taken seriously because of the knowledge that Secretary Bryan was committed against drastic meas- ures. In one of hfs speeches, Mr, Bryan said that while he was Secre- tary of State there never would be a war. His withdrawal at a critical mo- ment over the very question of ing a firm and vigorous policy, was regarded in official and diplomatic quarters here as likely to produce .a profound impression on the German gcvernment. MR. BRYAN'S LETTER Secretary Bryan's letter of tion was as follows ".My Dear Mr. ifl with sincere regret that I have reach- ed the conclusion that I should re- turn to you the commission of Sec- retary of State with which you hon- ored me at the beginning of your ad- ministration. "Ohuiiient to your sense of duty and actuated by the highest motives, you have prepared for transmission to the Genuan government a note in. which 1 cannot join without violat- ing what I deem to he an obligation to my country, and the issue quoted is of'such moment that to remain a member of the cabinet would he as my heart, namely, the prevention of jvar. (Continued on page Irrigation Man Visiting the City 'E. P. Drake, Commissioner of Ir- rigation for the Dominion, was in town today and in company with G. R. Marnbch and Mr. Hicks of.the C. P.R. visited the Experimental farm and the Coaldale nursery. Mr. Drake has made' many similar trips in the south and was very favorably im- pressed by the splendid condition of the land this year. Mr. Drake is heartily in favor "of the Old Man diversion project and will pay. another visit to Lethbridge during the summer, when he hopes to meet some of the farmers. Mr. Drake was present at the In- ternational Waterways Conference at St. Paul last week, and states that Canada's case is a very strong one. West Will Furnish Ten New Regiments and One New Field Battery .______________.-------- i Montreal, June S. Thirty-five lions, for which recruiting comment- thousand more men are wanted to gq cd a short time ago two regiments torn. Canada to the firing line in from the maritime provinces. France as quickly as fliey can be I The six new batteriei of artillery, trained and equipped.-Major-General according to the announcement, will 1-Tuiihcs made the announcement here be organized as follows ionight. One from Eastern Ontario and Qtie- This new force is to he composed bee, one from the London district, of 27 regiments of infantry and six two in the Toronto and Hamilton batteries of artillery. With its or- district, one from the maritime, prot- ganization the number of men raised inces and one from Western Canada, in Canada for war service will total nearly The new regiments are to he re- cruited as follows Four Highland regiments, one re- cruited from Vancouver, Victoria arid Winnipeg; a second from Ontario, and two from the province of Quebec and the maritime provinces. Two re- giments from Alberta, two from Brit- ish Columbia, two from Saskatche- wan, one from Manitoba, two from Winnipeg, two from the London divi- sion, four from the Toronto division, two from Eastern Ontario (the dis- trict between Kingston and four French-Canadian regiments'from Montreal and the province of Quebec, including the 57th and 60th Batta- BORDEN MAY VISIT THE FRONT Montreal, June Gazette Ottawa dispatch says it is rumored that Premier Borden may go to England this summer, and also to prance to see the Canadian forces. U. S, MAY BLOCK GERMAN DEAL TO BUY BIG PLANTS Chicago, June 9. The Herald's Washington correspondent says Pre- sident Wilson and his cabinet are con- sidering the fact that German inter- ests in tlie U. S., Racked hy the Ger- man government, are considering ne- mg of the I he Canadian i-'ricnds. Jpri gotiating for the purchase Bethlehem Steel Works, the Reming- ton Small Arms Works, the Union Metallic Cartridge Co., and through of Chosen I .tho Bethlehem Steel Works, Cramp Shiphuilding Company, ind'j the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., al- so the Union Iron Works of San Francisco, which Charles M. Schwab controls. 'The Herald's correspondent adds that as a whole the situation is ret service men are said to have the names of wealthy Germans who arc acting for Berlin, but the'names can- not be secured. It now turns out that Schwab's recent visit to Washington fraught with danger to the United was in response to an urgent request States. Attorney-General Gregory is consulting with experts of the jus- tice department with a view to in- terposing legal obstacles to such a deal. is pointed out it may bc- to prevent the deal >n. the .ground of public welfare. 850- i from government for- information in the, matter! The. entire matter is o! direct in- terest to Canada, as submarines for BRITISH LOSSES London, June Asquith announced in the House of Commons today that the total of British, cas- ualties from the begriming of the war to May 31, was men in killed, wounded and missing. Divided into categories of killed, wounded and missing, officers and men, the list shows ths following: 'Killed Wounded Missing Officers Other ranks.. Total The losses in the naval division are not included in this. The committal of Frank Darke by Superintendent Pennefather yesterday on the charge of assisting six trians across the line, was contrary to the expectations of moat of those ho have been "following the case, and occasioned no small, surprise. Darke's story was substantially the same as before. The chief point was whether Darke was aware of the na- tionality of the'Austrians when lie agreed to take them to Milk River. He declared that McKenzie represent- ed to him that the men, were negrins. and that he took no further thought of the matter, and no BUS-- picions entered his head ;whatever that all was not above board, until the party reached Milk River, and'he heard McKenzie discussing with" the passengers about some fence near tho boundary. He declared that he never s had any conversation with any of the passengers, nor did yhe hear them talking among themselves on the way Col. Turner, of Toronto, will he territorial secretary of the new Wes- j jn regard to the money which he tern Canada-territory of the Salva- received for the trip, Darke testified tion Army. that he had not been paid until "the' next day, when, on his return to Lethbridge, McKenzie handed him, with instructions to give half of it to Owens, which he did. He then took to Mrs. his employer, and kept to nay expenses with. His wages amount'to a week, with room and board He sajs He 22 j ears old Darke declared that, as far an he Knew, McKenzie did not recehe ftny pay whatever Roy 'Htrcfld, who was with Barke on the Sunday night, was called to the witness stand, and in WANT STATION AT NEW DAYTON CLOSED this country are said to be in course of construction at the Union'Iron Works plant. Calgary, Alta., June a session of the Railway Com- mission here this morning, the 'application of the C.P.R. for permission to, close the station at New Dayton was deferred for three months, pending the coi'Iectton by the company of statistics showing the earnings of the station. nearly every the story toll! Darke (Coutinued on ;