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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA SATURDAY. .IL'NE 10, NUMBER 153 IN MANY ACTIV1TIKS AM) THE CBl'ISKK O.V WHICH HE MET III SKATE. Tells Canadian Authorities it is Extremely! Important That it be Sam Made an Appeal to Kitchener .Montreal, Juno view of tlie heavy losses sustained (luring the last two weeks by' Canadian forces ill ilcfiMKiius tlie jiosition known as tliu Ypres says tin! Gazelle's Ottawa correspondent inji dispatch dated Friday night, "intjuiry lias been wade liy Urn Canadian aillliorities of tile British general staff it this posi. lion is ah'important one and that, not- withstanding the serious losses in- curred, it is thought necessary to de- fend it." Gorman losses !n the various at- tacks, according to Information, com- municated, have been greater than those of the Canadians and at other lioints on the British line where the Germans have attacked the losses on both sides have been serious. No additional details of the lighting have received by the militia de- partment.' but ail eye witness account is MTiected tu reaeb Ottawa from Sir Jlax Aitken In a few days. Tlie loss- es, according to the latest official statement, heen over six thous- and of ail ranks." The Ottawa Journal Friday, the cor- respondent adds, published tile fol- lowing Interview with Genera] Sum Hughes in regard to the Ypres sal- ient: "Last time 1 saw said the minister of militia, "1 atronlily! urged that tile Ypres salient be aban- doned. 1 pointed out that it was be- ing hold more out of sentimental than military considerations.. I lold him how losses among tlie British troops holding this bloody angle had been ten per cent. Sir Sam's Pathetic-Story "Kitchener was deeply affected by i what I said. There were, teajs-in-his eyes as lio ilish losses I in this sector and he was altogether sympathetic with my view. Me told j me to Hive him my proposition in writ- ing and that lie would communicate it to General Sir Douglas Haig, Brit- ish commander-iii-chief. Next day, however, I received a cablegram in-! forming me of the icharses made against me in parliament. There was j nothing left for me to do but come home and face my accusers. The ques- tion of holding tlie Ypres salient re- mained in abeyance and onr goys were left to hold a position that was almost untenable. Had I remained in England, 1 believe 1 would have succeeded in convincing. Kitchener to abandon the salient and the bloody j battles of the last few days with their loss of onr best and bravest would j have been Victories of Past Few Days Have Bee11 of Tremendous Off Austrians From the Germans Pelrofirail, via London. war oflicc announced loday that, continuing their successes in Volhyniu und Galicia, the Russians have captured olliccrs and 5500 men in addition to the iolal previously announced. Eleven more cannon have been (aken. PENETRATE COMPLEX FORTIFICATIONS Pelrogriul. June 9. via London, June Russians pierced Hie Austrian front at Lutzk willi a magnificent dash. They have broken'through not one or two lines of trenches, but through the whole deep and complex network of fortifications thill guarded one of the most important sectors of the Austro- (ierman fronts. The force of their impetus carried them until Iliey reached Lulzk, and they are still pushing forward miles beyond. Xew York, June special cablegram to the Xew York Ullzk wils lllc heiiilquarlers of the Archduke Ferdinand's American from A. (.1. Gardiner, editor of the London Daily Xews, j Austrian army. The importance of the victory is that the says: 'Tarn told on good authority that a few days before Uiei Hussians iuivt U'raugh of tlle where the Predicted War's Early End J Violent Fight at Verdun Slate That McFarlane Well Near Cardston Made Strike At IQOO Feet Persistent rumors are in circula- tion on the streets and in the'hotel lobbies today that wet gas has been struck in the SIoFarlane well in the oil field southwest of Cardston, the strike having been made somewhat past, llio 1000-foot level. It is stated that the gas has been found in vol- ume and that.it is strongly pcrineat- ed with petrol. II. H. Rogers, who is in charge of the drilling for the SIcFariane, Okla- homa, interests. Is- in the city. When broached on the matter of the rumor, he smiled and said it must have hap- pened since_he left, the well yester- day and be had no report to that ef- fect. He could only say he hoped the rumor was true. Mr. Rogers states thai drilling in the various wells in the field is pro- ceeding slowly. Tlie formation is hard to navigate and fishing jobs are very much in evidence. The MeFarlane well, about which the rumor centres, is in the north of the field now being prospected hy the aicFarlane and Lethberta companies. It. is just iiorfh of Nos. 1 and 2 wells of the Lethberta people. No.. 1 well is now down about the 1700 foot level, Bomqwhat deeper than the McParlane well. BRITISH LOSSES London, June to the official list the casualties In the Jut- land battle included 10tl4 men on the cruiser Indefatigable and 7SC men on the Black Prince. JUSTICE CHAS. HUGHES Republican non-luce for president. I Enormous impetus on events during the last few days give force There is on all sides a feeling of imminence lo his predictions, of final things." Nominate and Roosevelt Chicago (Flash) June Col. Roosevelt lias heen naled by Ihc Progressives .and Justice Hughes has been nomir Paris, June ar- tillery fighting was in progress on the Verdun front'last night the vicinity of Avocourl, naled by the Republicans. 11ns [definitely eliminates the possi- 110 bility of the. two bodies uniting Thiaumont and Chapilre, Fumin wood. There were infantry attacks. German Report Berlin, via London, June French have been driven out of sev- eral positions northeast of Verdun in the course of stubborn fighting, the war office announced today. South of Fort Vaux.the French, field work was stormed and more than 500 prisoners and 22 machine guns were taken. Struck a Mine London, June British cruiser Hampshire, on which: Field Marshal Earl Kitchener arid mem- bers of his staff were lost, was sunk as a result of striking a mine, it was officially announced this afternoon. All hope has been abandoned for al! save twelve men from the Hampshire 'who were washed ashpre on a raft, the statement says. LLOYD-GEORGE CAN BE WAR MINISTER London, .June 10. Lloyd George can liave the war min- istry lie wishes it. The feel- ing- in favor of his acceptance grows. Viscount MUiier. has influential Unionist newspaper support, but -tliere' is strong pp- position in other on a candidate. Calgary, June H. Peters, commissioner of irrigation for the Dominion government; has issued a. warning that there is a possibility of heavy floods in tlie streams which drain" the eastern slope of the Rock- ies in the province of Alberta this summer. The warning states that there ia more snow in the mountains this year than under ordinary conditions which combined with the late spring, creates a situation favorable for heavy floods. The commissioner advises ali .per- sons and firms engaged in ferrying operations, in driving logs, or in construction of any sort bordering the larger streams of Alberta, to be prepared for very high water. Floods on the Bow and Elbow riv-, ers caused considerable damage in Calgary last year and it is feared that a sudden spell, of very hot weather or warm rains would cause a repeti- tion this year on a large scale. On Third Ballot Chicago. June Evans Hughes, of New York, was nominated for .president by the Republican Na- tional- Convention on the third ballot Jtoday. His vote was practically unani- mous; received 949-2, Colonel Roosevelt received 1S1-2. Duuont 5, Weeks ;J, and Lodge 7. One was ab- sent. Before the roll call had covered half the: states Hughes had the nec- essary 494. New Jersey's vote touch- ed the mark. Mrs.' Nicholas Col. Roosevelt's daughter, was on the plat- form, when the nomination was made. While the demonstration on the floor was enthusiastic ML was orderly. Marching delegates choked the aisles bearing state standards. While it was going 011 the leaders talked about re- cessing until o o'clock before taking up the vice-presidential nominations, prank Hitchcock was quoted by men who talked with him as saying ;the Hughes men wanted Burton for second place. The New York delega- tion-was equally divided between the [two former senators. The demonstra- j tidii "quieted down after 17 minutes and the'official result was read. Hughes Accepts .At 2.10 p.m. the Republican conven- tioii adjourned. Word later re- ceived from Justice Hughes that he had resigned from the supreme court and had accepted the Republican nom- ination. Clias. Warren Fairbanks was nom- inated for vice-president. But one ballot was needed to- sel- ect for vice-president C. W. Fairbanks, of Indiana. There was an enthusias- tic demonstration after the candidates named. Roosevelt S'lent Oyster Bay, June inform- ed that the Republicans had nomin- ated Justice Hughes and that the Pro- gressives had nominated him, Colonel Anglican Missionary Makes an Appeal for Work With Chinese nless a Chinese girl has small feel great opportunity for Christian work- ers right? hero'In this school and there arc ma'riy Chinese cities'which have n'o schools at nil. It was interesting to note that the Dorcas society of St, Cvprmns church lire supporting a llllle girl In this school. Wo ill Lothbrldge have heard some-1 t5he very seldom marries. Of .course a Christian does not bind her feet and gradually it Is hopetl that this cruel practice will stop. A four years' course is piovided at the school and a girl is not taken for less than this.time, as it is not uos (CONTINUED ON J) prospects open out before General for the right wing of the Gcrman-Poliessien front is flanked andyalso the left wing of the Austrian front that commands the approaches to Lcmberg. Apparently during tlie battle the Germans threw up rein- forcements from .the. prisoners: cap- tured are large numbers of Germans. The Lutzk victory changes the whole Hardly Jess Russian success-in Galiciu, where Austrian positions between Trybucfiovcc' south ;6f Buczacz, have been forced and Austrians driveirjbeyond Stripa. Chicago June roll call for jn Bokowina again" the Austrians have been driven back tlliabaLtalHug1he3 I south of Okan, and Ihe head of. the railway leading to Czernowitz Hughes a. Roosevelt i; I HussiBI] hands. Hughes. 15; California, Hughes Colorado, Hughes, 9, Roosevelt Delegate Stevenson of Colorado mov- ed nomination of Hughes by accla- (CONTINUED OS PAGE 3) Roosevelt refused to make any ooni- ment. He remained secluded in his Sagamore-Hill home.' Republican Roll Call REPEAT REPORT OF OF CHAS. W. FAIRBANKS ?Mtiiiiimtc-d'by Republicans for vice- president. He was vice-president when Roosevelt was president. MARKETS July wheat October wheat July Qata July flax ..107% 45% 160% High LoW 41 Cool with I OCA I thewcrs. J.un'c that the German "battle cruiser Derfflinger had been sunk is reiterated in an Amster- dam dispatch to', the Exchange Tele- graph company: "It says that travelers arriving in Amsterdam from Berlin say-they were told Jn Germany that the Derfflinger sank after the North Sea fight while being towed to Wil- helmahaven. The .British admiralty announced the 'Derfflinger was believed to have been sunk, but the loss of this wai ship wns denied by the German ad- miralty Many Battered Warships Amsterdam, via London, June A traveller arriving from Germany is quoted by the Telegraaf as saying that the harbor of Hamburg is full.of bat- tered .warships, including the Seyd- lit.2, whose after part was torn away The-majority crew were lost. BigTransport is Sunk Paris, June Italian transport Principe Urnberto, has been torpedoed and sunk in the lower Adriatic with the lots of a large number of soldiers, accord- ing to an official statement issued. by the admiralty today. NailsJIun Lie London June 10 statement Lord Selborne in a speech at Lincoli may be taken as an official refutation of tlie German claim that ther en gaged the whole of the British grand fleet Lord Selborne said onlj three men nounded on Tefltcoe s ships, precipitate was the flight of the German fleet is shown he said 'bv the fact that onlylhree men were wounded in the whole of Admiral Jell icoes fleet one of his ships able to get in its gun-fire more than six minutes. MRS GRAHAMEWHjTE GETS DIVORCE DECREE London lime Claud Gra name White formerly Miss Dorotln Tavloi ot New was granted a from the aviator Lieut. "Jock" Palmer Wounded After 16 Months at the Front WOUNDED Lieut. J. E. Palmer. Sapper Thos. Blakey Sapper Wm; Humes. The above three casu- alties have come in tljis morn- ins. There' are no particulars uJid it not k-ioun whetlior the wounds of these local men are serious or not, Lieut.' Palraor. is the famous Mock" Waddell, D.C.M. The casualty message bearing the news to his mother that. ho.-had been wounded, was also the 'first intimation she had that he had been promoted from the ranks to a commission, although he had toldther-he expecting a pro- motion. This.Is Uio-flnt.tlnu Jock has been wounded In'thd thonglf he lias been IS months in the: trenches has been-through Berne of the hottest fishtin? He in Ihe machine j-un section ot the lOtli and with Bim Ciriill in the fighting at St lulien ago He later ft on hi? DCM for brilliant work bin machlie gun and still later was Eft pointed kings sergeant in the tiencli es, and made an instructor in machine gun vork at base lie lias been advanced to the rank ot lieuten- ant shortly after being given the rank of sergea it major He is tile joung cst lieutenant in the Canadian .army, being only years ofrage. The.othe'r two Lethbridge casualties are from the engmeefs Both Blakcy and Humes joined here hut >ear with the engineers, it is im derstood, at Coalhurst while Humes' Muter Tuner, Haying removed there from Leth bridge. IMPLICATE COL1. Ottawa, June Meredith: Duff inquiry into the .Kyle charges which lias been in progress for six weeks, not including the week of: ad- journment, came to a close at seven o'clock this evening, after speeches by N. L. Laflamme, counsel for Gen; Bertram, and Wallace Nesbltt, counsel for the shell committee. Clos- ing addresses on behalf of the gov- ernment and opposition sides were made bj I F Hellmuth and F L Mackey, respectively, Mr. Hellmuth in his final address to the commissioners again argued that practically the only question 1 at issue was as to the honesty of; the minister of militia and the .members of the shell committee Both the commissioners intimatpd, however, that they were not dlsppaed to think that their duty was limited to a finding as to the of-the partj concerned [They indicated that their report would cover a wider range and would include the connection'iof Col. J. Wesley Allison .with the fuse COL. THEODORE 'RO6WVKLT Progresshe nominee lot ;