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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, .Il.'N'l' 0. NUMBER 152 RUSSIANS AUSTRIAN LINE IN OFFENSIVE Float In On Raft From Wreck of Ill-Faled Brought to Scotland London, June warrant of- ficer and eleven men survivors of the Hampshire, which went down dith Kitchener and the members of his staff aboard, have been washed ashore on a raft, accord- Ing to the admiralty announce- ment tonight. Bodies Brought Ashore June eral bodies from the cruiser Hampshire, on which Field Mar- shall Earl Kitchener and mem- bers of his staff were- lost, are be- ing brought here. Among them Is 'that of Lieut. Coi. O. A. Fitzger- ald. FIRST PKTIRES FROM THE CASEMENT TRIAL Leading Counsel. Naval Officers, Returning Homc.j Met With Long Faces In- stead of Fhigs Flying H A GUNT OlESS, SAY OUawar'-hme H. Hen- derson. counsel for Colonel J. Wesley- Allison, addressed the royal commission this morning on behalf of his client. Dealing with tJie relations between Colonel Allison and the mii> ister of militia, Mr, Henderson said that it was only because lie was a broker of long standing that he was of use 10 Sir Sam Hushes. Whatever may have been, thought of the minis- ter before the inquiry it was evident now that he is a man of tremendous business capacity and a good judge of men and while it is true ihat.'.ie does stick to his friends he does not have i friendships which are not really de-j served. Mr. Henderson asked the commission to deal with Colonel Al- lison, not as a man -painted by the newspapers but., as a man who had spoken for himself. "I am not he said, "to have London, June naval official speaks regretfully of the impression made on oiiicerS'Riid men of'tlnf "Brit- ish fleet the first newspaper and other comments unoii the Jutland bat- tle. Report lias H uial Admiral Uoatty wrote lite wife complaining that instead-of hoing received with I flags firing and other demonstrations !of'rejoicing over a victory, his squad- ron returned home to find long faces ami talk, as one paper-expressed it, j of disaster. The first impression created by tile way in which the results of the battle were announced, has not yet .been eradicated, even here. Naval men ac- curately judged the meaning of the two admiralty announcements but I their opinions" were carefully kept from public till the harm bad been done. Conspicious instance of this was the interview with' a British ad- miral in London who both in and out of his profession is very highly con-' sidered. On Friday night he pointed out clearly that a great British vic- tory had been won and put the whole matter in proper perspective. This interview was deferred at the press bureau where is was submitted short- ly after midnight Friday, London time, I so that it failed to be cabled in.time for publication Saturday morn- ing. Several other dispatches were similarly held up. Indications are that the press-bureau was not directly responsible for these delays and sim- .ply Austrians In a Said To Be In Line Gives Way Before Great French Line Pierced At One Point At Verdun But Most of The-German Attacks Are Repulsed. Legal luminaries coming from the Casement-trial. On the left are the Crown Counsel, Mr.Travers Humphreys ind .Mr. Uodkin. On the right arc Mr. 'Gavin the solicitor, and Prof. J. H. 'Morgan, the pounsel for Sir Roger. BULLETINS dLSAHALIIIM a a distinguished patriot, but as a man of .business capacity such as'to Justify ,the confidence which the minister had in him." The minister, air. Henderson said, iiad decided that Colonel Allison could do things by- .reason of the fact that he lind connections with men who could do big things. when the war is Mio- de- clared, "the whole history of this trans- action is told as compared with the 'little men who. -made these charges, Colonel' Allison will appear as a giant of: business." He- maintained that but for "Colonel [Allison's assistance fti getting supplies across .the border at the beginning of "the war it would not have-been., possible properly to equip the first -contingent. "You must not picture the man of action at. that continued Mr, Henderson, "as the mild mannered in- dividual you saw on the. stand here. He has suffered from nervous pros- traiion, .He Js sicli to this day, but he Is a man. of action justifying the confluence- of. the .minister." Mr. Henderson said that Allison was justified in taking commissions on the British purchases becauses .purchases for the home" "government were made through the middlemen in Canada. The government, policy was to buy direct from the manufacturers. Ottawa, June H. Burnham, M. P., who is a captain in an overseas regiment now stationed at Barrifiield camp, calls a halt to the. attacks be- ing made upon the govp.rin.imt at the present by political opponents. He lias sent a. telegram to the Evening Journal reading as, follows: "Js no consideration lo'b'e shown hy .General Hughes1 enemies, of otherwise, for the welfare of battalions now forming and in need of direction and constant aid from headquarters. It seems to me Believe Justice Hughes Will Be Nominated Awaits Developments Chicago, June advocating the nomination by the Republican "con- vention ot Justice Charles E. Hughes of the Supreme Court, declared today that, nothing had occurred to-weaken their positions; they stated that they believed their candidate can be .nomi: nated today and prepared to press for action on nomination without dglay.. Whitman Nominates Hughes Chicago, June for candidates began today in the Repub lican national convention. The .first was that of Justice Hughes. Gov. Whit? man made Ihe nominating speech when, as the roll of states was called, Alabama and Alaska passed, aud Ari- zona yielded to New York. Gov. Whitman's speech was inter- rupted by a six minutes' demonstra- tion for former president Taft Earlier the convention had the report of the conference ith the Progressives, The conference will continue. Gov. Whitman finished shortly, after 3.2 o'clock. Balloting Today Chicago, June Warren G. Harding of the Republican cqnven- as one on the ground, that a frightful tion said today that the Republicans injury is being done to our men in lire- paration by the relentless pursuit. the government at this critical junc- ture. For God's 'sake, let the pur- suers have some mercy at 16ast on our j, R. D. RAILING'S SON DEAD Toronto, June T. Leslie Hurling, reported dead of is the son of R. D...Hurling. .Canadian representative of the Manchester Ship Canal. Lieut.. Harling matriculated -from the University of Toronto nre- reached at least by 4 o'clock afternoon. "First business of. follow their regular proceedur.e when the session is called to -order and that balloting probably would be this the said the chairman, "will be the presentation of the names of cniidi dates, followed by seconding speeches; I think we should get to. balloting, by 4 o'clock, but I can't guarantee- that; Teddy Awaits Events Oyster Bay, N. Y., June Colonel Theodore Roosevelt ;ls waiting de velopments at Chicago. He reiterated paratory to taking a .qiiali- this forenoon that he had no "present fy as an electrical engineer.' Jintention of going there." W.A. Convention Elects Officers; Lethbridge Lady Vice-President j vaseinftk; of this city can 'now ho called to the bur. Ho has passed his tinai lo an announcement just made. He has the congratulations of the many citizens who have watched his career witli interest. W. E. Simpson, who lias been studying law in Edmonton, ling also passed. He is a clever Leth- bridge boy, tlie son of .J, F. .lainteBOii. who is articled O.: R Harris, has passed his sonond intermediate exams. In the first in- K.rkha'm passed in all Eiiljjects except Heal Property. Mrs. Frank of Calgary, is the new the diocesan hoard of the W. A., having defeated the re- tiring president, Mrs. Geddes, by 10 votes at the election Officers yes- Itenlay afternoon. The following is the 'list of officers for the coiniiig'year: Hon. President, Mrs. sident, Mrs. Enton; 1st vice-president, Mrs. MurroH-Wrfght; 2nd viccrpresi- ilent, Mrs. Montgomery; recording sec- retary, Mrs. Akitt sponding Mrs. Nease (re- (ac- clamation) Indian secretary, Mrs. IlouUon increase in the making of outfits for the Indians. Mrs. Snge in the report of the Dorcas work made this pleasing announcement. Outfits have been sent to Lesser Slave Lake mission by the three girls' branches In Calgary. St. Cyprian's, Lethbridge. have formed a new branch this and have under: taken to make outfits for two girls at the Gordon school. The work of the Dorcas- branch was outlined under three headings; First, making of out- fits for Indian schools; 2nd, church furnishings; 3rd. supplies for "hoa pitals. Bchoois and missions. A short Dorcas of he work done dimng the tary, Mrs. Sage Junior year was given by the secretary who secretary, Miss Wyndhamr Babies' emphasized the fact that all work is secretary, Mrs. Ingram 'lone voluntarily.. U. T.-O.'secretary, Miss Tinis (re- K- C. U.' secretary, Miss Hee- ney literature secro- tnry4rcasiirer, Mrs, .fttarort' (re-olect-( eil.) Dorcas Work Although thoro has '.been a falling nfl" of money there has been a atcndy from the Dorcas general secretary and the Hay River mission. A very interesting letter was read from-little Catharine.Peters of Hay slon, in wlilch she thanked St Steph en's branch.'Calgary, for the bale sent to her. (CONTINUED ON SHI KA1 SUICIDED 'New June Shi Kai, late president of the Chinese 'republic, committed suicide, ac- cording to a cablegram received Thursday from General Hwang Halng to his secretary, S. K. Tong of, 404 West 115th Street. HIS SON ALSO London, June dispatch to the Exchang'e Telegraph Co. from Pektn states -that the eldest son of Kai committed sui- olde after -.the death of his father. .JOFFRE IN LONDON London, June. Joffre French Commander-in-chief, is in London today. He attended an important conference at the for- eign office this morning with Paul Chamben, French ambassador, Sir Edward Grey, foreign secretary, and members of the war council. 'ASK CONSCRIPTION HERE Toronto, June cheer- ing, followed -by the singing of God Save the King, the Anglican synod of the Toronto diocese last night endorsed a resolution in- volving conscription for all Cana- da. N. F. Davidson, K- and Chancellor J. A. Worrell, K. C., moved and seconded the resolu- tion. Member Neutral Legation States That Misery of People Is Indescribable London. June correspondent the has unusual oppor- tunity, of ascertaining the state of feeling and fhe actual position in says that last-week an important member of the neutral legation in Vienna wrote: "Here ex- istence is no longer possible. We have no bread to eat, no milk, no butter, no fat, nothing." The general misery is indescribable. Every- body an. awful revolution if the war lasts much longer. The offensive against Italy has been undertaken-td keep up the public spirit and because it is hoped tha{ success in. that.1.Quarter will end the war. Woe betide. us if this hope should also fail. Canadian Casualties Ottawa, .Time new of- ficers' casualties have been added this morning to the 362 already received bringing the total up to 3S1. Today's list includes three killed in action, one missing, and believed killed, ten that Pte N J. Hobison, who went tq .the the Fighting Tenth, has been wounded was- receiv- ed by Mrs. :Rohlsoii, 1201 6th avenue todij Pte Houison is in No. 2 Sta- tionary hospital at Outreau with a shattered knee: He enlisted from K ounded and three missing. With i Medicine Hat and went across with the exception of Lieut. G. U B. Mac- first contingent. Konzie of Toronto, the killed in ac- Friends in the city have also receiv- tion are all western men. Nine arOLed word that Sergt. 13. J. Gobell is on Regina men or belong to Regiua re- j to.'GaUada. He has been from that city, three are from i is coming back to Vancouver, B. C., two from Calgary, Canada.'- He is a resident of North Let'h'uriage, and enlisted flitth the en- and one from Winnipeg. The list follows: JUNE r, KILLED Lieut G. L. B. MacKenzie, Toronto. Lieut J. H. McCoy, Vancouver. Capt. A. L, McGovern, Regina. WOUNDED Majoi Alston. Seige Can- adian heavy artillery, Capt. G. A. Bel- lamj Saskatchewan: Lieut. M. Mac- Gregor Saskatchewan: Lieut. J. B. Saskatchewan; Lieut. R. L: Vancouver; Lieut. R. H. Mas- ses, Lieut. El H. Zigler, Tth brigade .machine gun company; Lieut. J H Pdger, Vancouver. Wounded slightly, and, on gineers. London. Juno lias readied the Russian em- bassy in Koine that the Austrian front has been completely bro- ken along u.lengtlrof 84-miles to a depth c.( miles, accord- ing to the Central News Agency dispatch from the Italian capi- tal today. LEMBERG-IN DANGER London. June Daily Telegraph's correspondent at Petrograd ventures the assertion on the authority of a promi- nent Russian expert, "that all live Austrian armies are on the eve of u general retreat, and that Lemberg is in great strategic danger." AUSTRIANS IN A PANIC London, June Russian advance, according to these advices, now threatens-to envelop-the-entire Austrian army in the region affected, the Auslrians finding themselves attacked from both cast and north. Austrian Slav regiments are declared to have been seized with panic during the first attacks by Hie Russians and to have surrendered without any real resistance. A Reutei s dispatch liom Petiogiad reports the con- tinuation of Russian successes in Yolhynia and Galicia. The capture of an additional 185 ofuceis and men is announc- ed. AUSTRIAN REPORT Berlin, vuitless to Sayville, Tune is announced jut- Austro-Hnngauaii dale of June 8; iru-Himgarian tioops in leached new positions on the river Slyi, after.ieai-guaid engagements with the Russians. It is also stated IfiatTKe ffiissians ,ne again attacking with very- strong forces on the lowei Slupa in GnliLiii. FRENCH REPULSE GERMANS Paris, June Germans have launched a general at- tack along the right bank-of. the Metise and have penetrated the French line at one point but we'e ippulsed elsewhere with heavy losses, according to an official statement issued by the war of- fice today. The point vliere the Germans entered the French lines is in the neighborhood of Tluaumonl Faun. The Germans also made two small attacks southwest of Hill 304, but these attacks, the statement says, were repulsed. i CAVEAT ON James Ashcroft Wins Another Round in Effort to Regain Possession of Mine In Supreme Court chambers in Cdl gary this week a motion lost to have removed a filed by Janles Ashcroft against the title oE the coal mine and o'thei propertj oiuietl b> him, which was uildei mortgage to the T. M. Evans estate The exenitois will now be required to, go into, court to establish their claim. to; possession of the propertj- The action is m con nection with the Grace, mine. Missionary Societies Convening Here Discuss Many Matters OFFICERS ELECTED The officers elected this afternoon lor the coming year ot the Alberta laries, circles and hands being stalled of public .of conven- tions at which the work of the "W, M. list vice president Mrs i president Mrs Earner; 2nd j Magrath, W, Keith, Winnipeg; Lieut. F, H. Mcllord, Uegina. MiTnpSRecinn 'I Edmonton: 3rd .vice-president, Mrs. C.- K. .larvis, Hegina: H Daniel LethMte. Lieut U O. D. Jlurpliy, Kegina; Lieut. R VI M S of the Methodist Church, are S. was explained, journeys taken 05 President Mrs Chown Edmonton; (the organizers in order to hrmg the PUTTING PRESSURE ON GREECE, London, June exports of coal to Greece have been prohibited. MARKETS July wheat October wheat July oats...... July flax Low ident! Mrs. B. Graves, Red Deer, rec- ording secretary Mrs A Lytle, Pin- c-iit-r Giei.iv corresponding secretary Mrs T Ash Pdmonion Band and {Ircle cor sec Mrs J 1 Roberts, Calgary; treaaurer Mrs. G. A. McKee, Edmonton south. The organizers' reports given by Mrs. Earner, Calgary; Mrs. Locke, Cal- gary; Mrs. Shouldice. Lelhbridge; Mrs. Graves, -Rod- Deer; Mrs. Walt, Mrs. Magrath. Edmonton, at the" Methodist Women's Missionary Society convention yesterday, were very hopeful and encouraging of work done during past year As one after another stood up and In bright, snappy told of the new auiil- aims of the society before those who are not familiar with it one realized that tiie women are becoming more 4th vice-pres- than ever the mainspring of the church. In the auxiliary conference" lowing papers ucro given 'The Benefit'of Crusade Mrs Virtue, MacleoU; "Auxiliar> Mia Bull, Calgary; "The Influence of the Missionary Socletj in the Church" Mrs. Wilson, Red Deer, 'Our Aim lor the Coming Mrs Val Tllton, Strathcona. Mrs. Virtue stated that .-the', benefit ot a Crusade day to try and jet new members and also to see If raprc money could be raised tor the carry- ing on of the work gathering also chould be for tht'purpose of deep- ening the spiritual side of the society, (CONTINUED S) WEEK, SAYS Ottawa, June one, week upward of 6000 of your com- rades have fallen. The great ma- jority wounded, are already clam- oring to be allowed back into the fray, but many of the gallant lads have gone down. We deeply mourn their IOM, but that low affords an inspiration for tens of thousands more to take their, piace." This statement was made by Sir Sam Hughes, when he presented the colors to the 77th battalion oh Parliament Hill, this'morning.: MERRILY 1ST There will be something doing in Lethbridge on July 1st. The president introduced the question at yesterday's meeting of the board of trade. It will be remembered that a committee of the board of trade, backed hy the city. made the tor the day and provided a splendid day's sport at nu expense to the public last year. The mayor stated it had been intimat- ed to him that private were i planning to put on a stampede Com- missioner Freeman was asked .to ,ln- terviow these people as early as pos- sibie to ascertain whether It will be r gone ahead with and handled by re- people If the is not put on last year's plan will be. j followed. Com. Freeman spoke oj the pictures and other amusements ready at the lake a i merry-go round would be erected-my j ;