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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. M 43 and thovrtry LETHBRIDGE, ALBBRTA. THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1915 NUMBEK 152 Total of 306 are Interned at Fernie and Michel Camps MARRIED MEN FREE Fernie, B.C., June inKtruc- lions sent to Col. McKay, D.Q.C. of this district, to have all single men of Ger- man or Austrian birth, who have not foeen naturalized, interned, allowing married men with families to support to remain at liberty, were carried out 3iero today, resulting in the intern- ment of IDS here and 198 at ..Michel. The Fernie and Coal Creel; interns are being chartered in the skating rink tonight, but efforts are being' made to have a permanent camp es- tablished, probably at Morrissey, where all the interns of the district ican be housed. Of tho 306 men interned, only IS are Germans, the remainder being of iA.ust.rian or Hungarian birth. American-Consul Bowman had four applications for aid from Austrians, who claim naturalizatlon in the Unit- ed States, and he is investigating the claims, To Resume Work At the adjourned meeting of the miners held In the Grand Theatre to- night, a-resolution advising the men to return to work tomorrow morning, pending an investigation into- the in- ternment by a committee appointed to confer with the government authori- ties regarding the omission of mar- ried aliens from the list of foreigners interned today. Many of the miners jnslst upon, all alien enemies being after a lull discussion, 5n which President Phillips of District IS spoke effectively in favor of mod- "eration in their flexions, it.was finally decided to take-action by the resolu- tion above reported. The mines were idle today, but will resume in the morning, with bright prospects of no further trouble arising out of what yesterday seemed a criti- cal Army of 3 Million Men Sanctioned London, June 10.--The total number of men of the army and navy sanctioned by Parliament for service so far in the present war is "This number will not be exceeded without the authority of said Premier Asqulth today, thus set- ting at rest rumors that other forces had been mobilized without public knowledge. Bulletins TORPEDOES BRITISHER London, June 10, 10.20 The British steamer Erna Blodt has been torpedoed and sunk off Harwich by a German submarine. The members of the crew were saved. USED AMERICAN FLAG Boston, Mass., June Britiah steamer Colonlona of the Leyland line flew the American flaa for 40 hours as a protection against German submarines, while passing through the war zone, ac- cording to her commander. Cap- tain J. McDonald. ANOTHER STATEMENT Washington, D.C., June Former Secretary Bryan is pre- paring another statement of his attitude in the situation between the United States and Gerniany, which he intends to iistle for pub- lication with the appearance of the text of the American note in tomorrow morning's newspapers. Officers From Front to Train Soldiers in Canada Ottawa. Ont, June troopi trainlnfl infttie various camps throughout the country are to have the benefit of the experience of officers who hive taken part In the fighting In northern France. General Hughes Is arranging to bring to-.Canada short pcrbd a number of officers who know what modern fighting means, In order to better fit future Canadian contingents to cope easily with the enemy. These officers, whs will in Canada on furloughs will Include a number who have been wounded. It Is likely that two or three sub-officers will be mulled for service at Valcartier, Barriefield, Niagara Falls, sewell, Calgary and Vernon. RUSSIANS WIN BREATHING SPELL the stubborn opposition which the Austro-Gcnnans are said to be meet- ing near tha centre of the line Galicia is declared here to exist, in a statement from Pctrugrad that 000 Austro-Gcrman prisoners have been taken in a series of counter at- tacks near Przcmysl. According to the Russian report the Austro-Gcr- inan offensive in south-west Galicia !ms ant been able to cross the river Dncister at any point "thcr than Zurawno, which is 40 miles irom Lemburg, and which they reached last Sunday. Berlin contradicts this with the statement tliat the right wing of the army under Gen. Linsingcn has advanced ten miles further and occu- pied Stanslia, an important railroa. centre. C. S. Noble Farm Has Acres in Crop C. S. Noble, of Nobleiord, can un- doubtedly claim to he the most cx- Jensive farmer in the Lothbridge dis- trict, and we do not think anybody will rise up and criticize us if we say also that he can rank the very best fanners in the entire province. Dry or wot years he usual- ly has a crop worth writing home about. We are all familiar with what he did last year, and his success un- der adverse 'conditions is an indica- tion of the character of .farmer he is. Mr Noble farms right and farms iweil, consequently he get results. What ahout the Noble farm this year? There arc 4512 acres in crop made u? as follows x Oats, 3091 acres acres; oats intended for oat hay, 480 acres; flax, 75 acres winter rye, 70 acres; alfalfa in rows for seed, SO acres. Mr. Noble reports that the seeding of everything was completed the lat- ter part 01 April and the crops at the present time are all looking real good. In the Nobleford district a large "percentage of the fanners are making every effort to farm better than in the past, and a considerable amount of excellent summer fallowing is go- ing is going to be done this sea- son. Mr. Noble is summer fallowing for next year's crop acres, and already work on acres has been completed. He says that, he has planted about 1011 acres of this land ploughed for summer fallow to corn, but on account o! the cool wet wea- ther that is 'so very favorable _ for small grain the corn has not made n e Nobleford district are usually prom- ising and there is every hope that a big crop will be harvested. WTO GO TO itious to keep the Allies going in the field. It is expected that George Barnes and H. -Wyndham, the two British government representatives, will be in the city next week, although noth- ing definite has yet been heard from them. City Clerk Has Applications on File From Fifty Exper- ienced Men "Kan you talie my application for work in the Old queried a young English mechanic who walked into City Clerk Stevens' office yes- terday. Mr. Stevens the names of those mechanics anxious to Set in touch with the British govern- ment's representatives who will be here shortly. I had eight years' experience with the Birmingham Small Arms Co., be- fore coming out; and I'd like to go back." Mr. Stevens took his name. He has over fifty applications such as there, not all of the applicants, of course, having the experience of this yo.ung man, but all good mechanics, and anx- ious to get back to the Old Country to help out fn the manufacture of muii. "I believe that Canada will be giv- en a square deal by the International Waterways Commission, which is de- ciding upon the division of the waters of the Milk River. In prebMiting the arguments before the Commission in St. Paul last week, the Canadians had a very strong case, and it was much more carefully prepared than the Am- erican case. If Canada's interests are given justice there is no doubt we will get all the water we need for irrigation purposes." These were the words of B. J. Drake. Dominion Commissioner of Irrigation, who vis- ited the city yesterday. Mr. Drake was hopeful as to the decision of the Commission. CANADIAN ARTILLERY IN ACTION Ottawa, June the Cana- dian artillery again is in action is indicated in a despatch to the militia department stating that Ueut. Lan- caster, son of E. A. Lancaster, M.P, for Lincoln, has been wounded, but not seriously. Lieut. Lancaster refus- ed to go to the hospital, but after nutting on a bandage, continued in the nght. Although the Canadian in- fantry are still in reserve the wound- ing of Captain Allan, of Truro, N. S., is reported. He was probably bit by a stray shell behind the lines. GEN. DEWET GUILTY OF SEDITION London, June 10, 9.20 General Christian De Wet, one of the leaders of the South African rebellion, -pleaded not guilty to the charge of. high treason, but guilty to the charge of sedition, at the Opening, of the trial at Bloemforiteln, says a dis- patch to Router's Telegraph Com- pany. The indictment against him is a long alleged re- bellious acts and utter- ances. Attorney-General Gager is prosecuting the case, and three judges are sitting. GIVES GRANT 10 RED DEER Old Timers Will Attend Church All those old timers who have lived in Lethbridge 20 years or more are invited to attend the church parade which will be held on Sunday evening next, to Knox church, where Rev. A. H. Dcnoon will preach a special ser- mon. The men will meet at the old standpipe near Central school at 7. o'clock, and will leave there for the at 7.20. The ladies will go j direct t.n the church. The centre por- very much.growth up to the present.' hurcl) be rescrTed On the whole, _ in the for the M tlmeis_ It is. patticuialiy. requested that all those who can, will turn out promptly to the par- ade. Twenty years' residence is the requirement; Kingston, June The Presbyter- ian general assembly closed its ses- sion for 1915 this afternoon. The next assembly will be held in West- minster church, the iirst Wednesday in June, 1916. Rev. H. D. Keith, principal of the ladies col- lege of Red Deer, Alta., presented the report of the college today. The college now has an accommodation of 75, "and is the only one of its kind in the west. The assembly granted ,a motion to put annually on the budget for the college for the next flye years. Make Additions To Claresholm Agric'l School Claresholm, June Additions to the school of agriculture at Clares- holm are being made this, summer, m prospect of an overcrowding of stu- dents when the term opens Oct. 28, 1915. A new building for live stock and agronomy will he built, and some additions are being made to the staff. Applications are being received daily and th-sc intending to apply should send their names at once to W. J. Stephen, principal. The course is free the only expense attached be- ing that for board, room and books. BANFF'S GREAT RECORD Ottawa, Ont, June per cent, of the total population of Banff, Alta., have enlisted and gone to the front, according to Dr. Brett of Banff, who is in Ottawa. T. Corsan, Fernie, Is Wounded Fernie, June 9.-A wire received this morning conveys the news of the wounding of Thos. W. Corsan, son of Pr. Corsan, and Neil McAtthut, both of 'the first contingent. New York, June orders for munitions which a moderate estimate puts at are ready for placing by Briiain. The General Elec- tric Company is to be used as the hub of a great wheel of ultimate or- ganization oi manufacturing concerns in this country1 which are to embark as soon as the biggest contract yet placed in. the war in this country is finally closed. It has practically reached the iinal stage now. David Lloyd George, the first min- ister of munitions in the coalition British cabinet, is responsible for the new life in the munitions market. He lias 'stimulated the work of getting supplies for the armies of the allies. He has entered negotiations with the greatest concerns of this country, to take up the work on a vast scale. The negotiations have been entered on through J. P. Morgan Company, ITALIAN GAINS Rome, June efforts of Italian troops to force a passage of the Isonzo river are being stub- bornly contested by the Austrians, but are meeting with success, ac- cording to a statement signed by General Cadorna of the General staff, issued from the War Office, tonight. French Advance Londonr June the west the French make their usual re- port of slow progress., accompan- ied by the repulse of German counter attacks. The French claim, and Berlin admits, that the French are now in occupation of the entire village of Neuville St. VaaUt, while only a fraction of the "labyrinth" is" left in German hands. From other portions of the French front come reports of minor advances. Note to U.S. Rejects Wil- son's Contentions on W.P.Frye Case EXTENSIVE CLAIMS DR. DERNBURG SAILS SATURDAY New York, N.Y., June Ber- nard Dernburg has passage on the steamer Bergensfjord of the Norwegian-American line, according tu ah announcement muue at.'the offices of the company here late last night. She sails from here on Saturday for Norwegian ports. Passage was also ingaged for Mrs. Dernberg. WILL TOUR IRRIGATED DISTRICTS A tour of the irrigated district adja- cent to the city will be conducted un- der the auspices of the Board of Trade next Wednesday. The idea is to in- oculate the citizens with some of the optimism which, pervades the country air and causes the smiles on the far- mers1 faces these days. The itinerary of the trip is briefly as follows: Autos will leave the Leth- bridge Hotel at 1.30 p.m.. and will proceed to Parry's farm near Coal- dale, thence to the Mitchell nurseries, also visiting several large farms, re- turning by the north road. The Ex- perimental farm will also be visited. Owners of cars who are willing to make the. trip are asked to report to S J Shephard, chairman of the enter- tainment committee. Those who make the' trip will be expected to re- munerate the owners of cars to the extent of 12.00 each. Other trips are being planned. Fernie Has 125 MeninNewRegt. London, June resignation of W. J. Bryan on account of the Ameri- can note to Gerniany, transcends in- terest in all else hearing on the war. The papers of England and France em- phasize his advocacy of settlement of international disputes by arbitration, Fernie, B.C., June Mof- fatt has been notified that the Fernie and Cranbrobk contingents will he un- ited Into one company, designated Co. B of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Major C. Hungerford-Pollen of Cran- brook is major of the iOTth Regiment, and will be senior officer of the com- pany, with Captain Mbffatt second m command. Fernie contingent has 125 men'and Cranbrook 122 men enrolled, and the men expect to be moved to Vernon in a few days. Washington, June latest note to the United States on the sinking of the American sailing vessel William P. Frye by the Prinz Eitel Frcdrich, received here today, mates the far-reaching claim of the right to destroy any American ves- sel carrying contraband, while agree- ing to pay damages for the act. The two points made by the United Staies are rejected by Germany. One was the statement of the American government in its note April 28th that prize court proceedings meant unnecessary delay, all matters con- cerncd being susceptible to prompt settlement through diplomatic chan- nels, and the other was the destruc- tion of the Frye was "unquestionably a violation of the obligations im- I posed upon the Imperial government I under existing treaty stipulations be- tweun the United States and Ger- many." The effect of Germany's answer to- day, if the assertions are accepted by the United States, would be to throw into prize courts for decision all cas- es of whether or not the destruction of American ships constituted an ex- treme case of military necessity. BERLIN EXCITED OVER BRYAN'S RETIREMENT and the.a conclusion is drawn that the note "must" be very strong to have brought about his retirement. A naws agency dispatch from Berlin says the news has caused a great sensation there. German papers have been or- dered to refrain, -from comment. UNITED FARMERS MAY NOMINATE CANDIDATES The executive oi the United Farm- ers of Alberta at a meeting in Cal- gary recently considered a resolution of the Gleichcn union calling for the nomination of political candidates for the federal election. After discussion the following' resolution was passed Whereas we have letters from a number of members asking what ac- tion they ought to take in the next elections and Whereas the executive has no au- thority to decide this Be it resolved that the central office shall group the unions in the new federal constituencies. Send a circular to all our un- ions informing them of. what is their new federal .constituency and asking Tellier May be Secretary of State Ottawa, June is stated that in the event of the retirement from the cabinet of Hon. Louis Coderre, secretary of state, his successor is certain to be Hon. J. M. Tellier, Conservative leader in the Quebec legislature. An idea prevails that Hon. P. E. Blondin, minister of in7 land revenue, may become secretary of state, Mr. Terrlier succeeding him as minister of inland revenue. Mayor llardie'sllone Vote Opposes Scheme of Mayors of Eastern Cities BOIL THE WATER The water sample from the city well this week is not any too satisfactory. Would advise all citizens not having proper filters to bofl all water used for domestic purposes further notice. The Beekfield and Chamberlain Pasteur Hl-v ters are the two safest. GEO. DEVBBIDIl, Health Officer Mayor Hurdle has handed to the, Herald the following report of his trip to Ottawa, as a member of the delegation on the unemployed ques- tion "The western mayors, that is may- ors from t-hc three prairie and the mayors from Port Arthur and Fort William, all met in Winni- peg. At that meeting the p'rclimin-, arv discussion 'indicated that -there. was a wide divergence of opinion're how the matter of relief of unemploy- ment should he presented to Domin- ion government. The mayors at Win- nipeg agreed that it" was essential that the province should be represent- ed by responsible ministers .of the crown. Urgent wires were -sent to all 'the governments. 'Alberta sent a minister, Hon. Charles Stew-, art, but Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario sent representatives. 'ManK toba sent the deputy minister of ag- riculture, and Saskatchewan sent.Mr. Maloy. These representatives assured I. Sir Eobert Borden and the other ministers present, at the Ottawa con- ference, that their respective govern- ments were willing and anxious to co-opeiate with the Dominion govern- ment and municipalities in any sat- isfactory scheme for the relief of un- employment-' "Hon. Thomas Johnson, the new 'minister oi public works in Mani- toba, was at the Winnipeg meeting and was very pronounced in his state- ment that his government was an- xious to co-operate.. "At Toronto, where some eastern mavoi's joined us, it became very evi- dent that there was going to be a wider divergence of opinions than ev- en had been presented at Winnipeg. This widened still further when cot together at Ottawa, The mayors from Saskatchewan and Alberta were in full accord in requesting immedi- ate rcliri for the unemployed either by the Dominion government furnfeh- ing work or.suScicnt money to tide the unemployed' over until they could get work. The reason.given for this request was tha't the immigrants brought into the west instead of .go- ing on the land had gone, on the rail- way building and city construction work, and now that all these public works were closed down, the unem- ployed had flocked to the cities, and had become a charge upon the cities. "The cities had tried to cope with ithe situation and with slight help from tho'provincial governments and doing unnecessary public improve-' ments had got through the winter, but at thr. end of the winter ployment was-still rampant. The wes- tern cities were in debt and could not go on with public works if lor no other reason than, the ratepayers could hot bear the burden of taxa- tion. The had been reached when the-cities (.could not carry this burden and must have help from the Dominion'-or.the provinces of both. (Continued on Page CAPTURE 2 AUSTRIAN RESERVISTS Cardston, June town was agog with curiosity today when Cor- poral Painter, of the local R.N.W. M.P. force brought two Austrian re- servists into town. They were captured by "the corporal some twenty miles south of Cardston and were obviously endeavoring to make their way to the States and from there to join their units, at the front. They are both laborers but speak fluent English. Tomorrow they will ho taken by the captor to Mac-- leod, and from there will in all prob- ability be transferred to Lethbridge internment camp. .The prisoners, who internment camp. The prisoners seem- ed to he in fairly .good humor, but were suffering from lack of tobacco.' them to appoint delegates and form a district convention for the area of federal constituency according to section 12 of the constituency, for the purpose of considering what poli- tical action they desire to take. The conventions to be called by the central office after receipt of notice from the unions that delegates are appointed. WEEKS WELL ft! Spudded Two Weeks Ago is Down Now to Depth of 300 Feet FIND VANDERBILTS BODY London, June report has been received here from O Ireland-that the body of Alfred G. Vanderhllt, who lost his life on May 7, when the Lasitania went down, has' been found. The body was found by an old woman who was coKeetlne seaweed on the Clare coast,