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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS July whoat 121 October wheat........... 1045a October oata............. 07 34 little warmer VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1915 NUMBER 153 TERRIBLE TALES TOLD OF MANltPBA MISDEEDS Salt Confesses to Receiving Stay Away from the Hon. G. R. Coldwell Helped to Raise the Money Meet With Stubborn Re- sistance at Crossing of Isonzo River Innsbruck, .Juno forces have ciipturcd Ploekcn, in Austria, close to the frontier. The possession o! this location is important as it endangers Austrian communications. 1'loeken is 15 miles'south of the main highway between Lalbach and Inns- bruck. Meet Resistance London, June first large hattle of Iho Italian campaign is now under way, having been brought on the attempt of the Italians to force the Isonzo river, running north from the gulf of Trieste. Despatches from Cologne and Geneva mention heavy fighting, particularly ncarGor- izia, on the east side of the river, 22 miles north-west of Trieste. Cologne reports state that the Italians were repulsed at this point as well as near Gradiosa and Monfalcone. The cap- ture by Italians was announced officially from Rome yes- terday. According "to Geneva advices the. battle has not been decided. Aus- trian losses in tin? Goriy.ia fight were placed at from to Scott Temperance Act Advances Step on Straight Vote Tiegina, June sales oE- li- thiv ofliftial title of the. temperance policy of the Scott guv- ennnent, advanced a stage today the hill passed its second read- ing with a vote of 44 to 5. .The vote a straight'Partv one, four inem-. "foers-oE the house being absent, two on military duty and two away from the citv. WIN BIG VICTORY London, June suc- cess in the Baltic the Russians now claim a consider- able victory In Gallcla. Austro-German forces, which are attempting to advance on Lemberg from the oouth, are aait.' by the Russian War Office to have been defeated in a battle along the Dneistcr, near Sourawn, to the east of Stry. Unofficial dispatches from Gen- eva state that the Teutonic forc- es were driven back at two points on the Dneister. BRITAIN'S LOSS IN NAVY 6409 London, June total num- ber of officers and men who have per- ished through, the sinking of British naval craft since the outbreak of the war is C403. according to a. statement made by T. .T. McNamara of the Admir- alty in thij Commons, this afternoon. This total does .not Include the men who lost their lives on the mine- layer Princess Irene and of the British battleship Bulwark, both of which were blown .UD in Sheerness harbor. NEW WAR FUND London, .Tune Asuuith-announced in the House of Commons, this afternoon, that a further vote of credit wou'id be discussed on Tuesday of next week. It is understood that the new vote will be for or or Lieut. Geo. Bone, Former Footballer Here, is Killed Lieuk-Georgc Hone, the 1st Black Watch, who lived in Iiethbndge. for a year before the war broke out, and who was one of the most famous footballers to come to Canada, has been killed in action. Oificial imorma- tion of his death reached his rela- tives in the old country on .May 37-th, and the news was iorwarded to John Hall, of the Hudson's Bay Co., who received it last night. Lieut. Bone was killed on May He was lirst reported as missing by his colonel, but a later search 01 the battlelidd resulted in the finding of the gallant officer's body.. The big footballer was a typical British soldier of traditional type. to an announcement in a to the Calgary Herald Irom Ottawa, horses will now be pur- chased in western Canada by British hnyers. Tnere has been a great deal of complaint about the action of the Canadian government in reserving western Canada for purchasing by its own buyers only. It was felt that, competition was being stifled, and that all the available horses were not be- ing purchased. It is now announced that all cavalry horses required by Canada have been purchased, the only .-requirements lor the future, being for artillelry and army service corps. Ac- cording to this announcement the Bri- tish wil) not only buy cavalry horses, artillery horses, and it Is under- otood that the buyers will soon be via- )tinc the west. At a conference .of the Saskatche- wan stock growers association, it was stated that the agents of the Allied eovenun'iitii paid much higher prices (of horses in the United States than being paid in Canada. The British government has bought B5.000 hones In'the States.at J210 per Siead, against J137 and f 142 paid in Canada. France had bought art equal number at wmething like a head, and Italian government had bought not ib good, at Jiead. Tie-French government had en- tered into i.contract, with H firm in 'for'IjO.MO more horsej. When the war broke out he rejoined liis regiment, the 1st Black Watch, as a corporal, but won rapid promotion until he was given a commission as lieutenant in the famous Scotch regi- ment. Lieut. Bone had a sister, Mrs. Pat- terson living at Claresholm. Mrs. Patterson is' now with her parents in the old country. Kumc-r had it yesterday that Percy Clayton, another" well known Leth- bridge man, formerly an employee in the C P H. freight department, had been killed, but his brother, Thos. Clayton here, has received no word of this whatever, or that he has even been wounded. Minneapolis, Minn., June were made here yesterday before the Manito- ba Royal Commission, which Is in- quiring into the construction of the Parliament buildings. The two witnesses heard were William Salt, who has been "missing" ever since the session of the Legisla- ture, and V. W. Norwood, the ar- chitect of the late government, who has been in Mayo Brothers' hospital-at Rochester, Minn. Following is a brief summary of the testimony of the two men: WHAT HORWOOD CONFESSED That ex-Minlflter Coldwell told Foreman Salt, the "missing wit- have his record "fixed" so that the figures on the depth and diameters of the oaisaons for the Manitoba Parliament build- ings ahould "agree" with Con- tractor Kelly's applications for payments. That Salt agreed with Coldwell to keep the doctor- ed books from the public accounts committee at long as he could. That he and Salt, after the lat- ter had left Canada, agreed to use alatseB, that they could corres- pond without danger of detection. On Coldwell's instructions, Nor- wood paid Salt to keep away. On another occasion M. G. Hook was sent-with (350 to pay Salt's expenses to New York. Later- Salt demanded as the price of his not ooming back Winnipeg, Man.. June The Telegram tins morning says, in part: "If the evid- ence given before the Royal Commission in Minneapolis is true, a grievous outrage has been perpetrated against the people of Manitoba. .j. "The evidence shows, fur- thermore, .that a conspiracy was entered into to shield from discovery, and to keep from prosecution and punish- Jf ment those concerned in the dishonest transaction. 't but one duty cou- fronting those awoni with the 'administration or law-in this province: That is. to prosecute every individual implicated in this outrage upon the people with the utmost visor of the law." to Manitoba, and telling all he knew in regard to the Parliament buildings scandal. Coldwell, with the help of Hon. Mr. Howden, attorney-genera! in the Roblin government, raised the moiisy, and gave It, in bills, to Norwood, who handed it to Hook to give Salt. Hook reported that he had been held up in Omaha and lost all his money! Minister Howden called into Coldwell's office and heard this tale, while Coldwell re- marked, "Here's another calam- WHAT SALT TESTIFIED That Norwood cooked his re- cord book to show that the cais- sons actualfy resting on hard pan were resting on solid rock. That he had received and as described by Norwood. That he had heard that Hook hid suffered a "bad accident" In Omaha, and had returned without giving him the expected That later at St. Paul, Horwood him in American money, saying that was de- ducted for exchange. That this amount was paid him to "stay away." PI I buAKAnsLLiU Germans Redouble Severity in Belgium Parit June n-everywhere throughout Belgium the Germans are re-doubling their severity. They pect the Belgian population the national cause. At Liege sixteen persons were shot. At Brus- a fireworks maker was shot for having .truck a German. At Ecclco a .tudent was condemned to e.ght days in prison and fined for wearing the French tri-cclor cockade in his hut. Posters in Antwerp notify Belgians that they can obtain German natur.liration papers within forty- eight hours. _________ FlYE-YEIlR-aU) BOY SHOOTS "An accident which might have end- ed fatally occurred yesterday at a home in the. city, Snr.gr; forward a lesson which should be learned by every man who owns a revolver or a rifle. A five-year-old hoy who has been playing at war with toy guns was told by a four-year-old playmate that she knew where there was a better gun than he had, and she led him up the staircase in her own home to a room on the second floor where she put info his possession a .22 calibre ride. The little fellow did not know that the gun was a "real one, but he soon found it out. BRITISH BRUISER IS SUNK Inntbruck, Austria Hungary, June. anouncement it made that an Austrian submarine yesterday sunk a British cruiser of the Liverpool type at a point thirty miles off St. Jean Medua, 'in the Adriatic. Car Upsets on Saskatoon Ferry Party Drowned Saskatoon, June In a drown- ing accident at Outlook this evening Jas P Thompson, general merchant a of Ardath, his wife and twc -He Margaret, aged b, and Herbe agett Denies Report Thai Internes Will Be Taken From City one but he soon lound oui. -ne IRCU u, pulled the trigger and the gun dis-U; and Mrs. Herbert Coleman of TOL- charired the shot landing in the hand! onto, lost their lives, of" the little girl. Naturally there j The party of five had attended was great consternation and excite-1 snOrts at Broderick and ..had reached ment in both homes, but it is Saskatchewan river at Outlook to know that the little girl-is on their way hack. Mr. Thompson not verv seriously hurt. on drove his car down the road to the ot verv serousy ur. rove s car Now the lesson to he learned is, ferry. The ferry had not been locked that it is extremely foolish for people and when car struck its apron it to leave loaded firearms in places i slid away. accessible to children. Neither of The turtle and sank these little ones knew anything about a rifle, and it was'only in innocence that they began to play with it. Had twenty feet of water. The only .__, vet recovered is that ot Mr. Thomp- Coleman only arrived from Rumors and statements that the German and Austrian internes at Lethbridge were to be taken to Cal- gary for road work on the. Banff j road, and that some would go to the buffalo park at to work, were dented by Oapt. Birnie, in charge of the camp here, this morn- ing Capt. liiniie states that he has had no word whatever of such a' move. The statement was made in yes- terday's Calgary Albertan that the internes were to bo taken .up lor work on the Bantt road. Work on the alteration of the de- tention camp to provide more accom- modation for ,the increasing :i.imber of internes, has abruptly stoppsd for some mysterioul reason, hut it is understood lhat an inspection ot the camp Kill he made before this work is further proeecdcd with. It has been necessary to increase the accommodation at the camp con- siderably, and for this purpose, the quarters vsed by the 20lh while in training here will be utiliz- I cd. There are now over 300 internes in the camp, and word comes from Fcrnie today that 300 more will ar- rive shortly as a result of the round-up there, following the pro- Icsts of the Knirlish and Italian min- ers, who, objected 'to working in the mines with the Germans and Aus- t-riaus. tha thev o pay w a son, -.i it not been loaded no harm would Toronto today. Hei e one, since it was load- cd it was quite possible for the acci- deut to have ended fatally. orono o. present in Edmonton. Sir. Th ompson came west fiom Aurora, Unt., loin years ago. BIG TOLL OF SHIPS IS TAKEN Fishing Smacks Sunk Maaatuis, Holland, June The British fishing smacks Wel- fare and Lauresfina were at- tacked and sunk by Zeppelins in the North Sea. The crews, which took to their boats, were picked up by a Dutch smack and brought here. Without Warning Cardiff, June Glasgow steamship Strathcaron tor- pedoed yesterday without warn- ing by a German submarine while outward bound from Barry. The crew, which put off in boats, were rescued by a steamer and landed here. Another Torpedoed London, June list of ships torpedoed by German sub- marines, which is printed by the morning papers', contains the name of the schooner Express, the crew of which was landed at Liv- erpool. Russian Steamer June Russian steamer Dania has been torpedoed by a German submarine. Mem- bers of the crew were saved. New U.S. Note is Polite, but Firm and to the Point Fertile, June to result of yesterday's round-up of aliens was 108 men here. Swedish Steamer Victim London, June Swedish steamer Otago, bound for Hull, was torpedoed and sunk last night. IS FOUND DEAD Magrath, Alta., June un- known rider was found dead the other day on the range southeast of here, dragging being the cause-of the fat- ality. He stayed at the Kirkaldy the i ranch overnight leaving for Milk Hiv Ul on-'.-. and this morning a squad of mly were brought down from Michel. There are 158 men in rink and there will he about more to come in from Michel other outlying points. The Conservative association hnre got the wires busy yesterday in an effort to have a-'detention camp es- tablished at Morrissey for ihc accom- modation-of the interns hems; gather- ed here, but'word was tc.lsy er next morning. Nothing more was seen of him until the Mounted Police discovered his mangled body dras- om iuiiaitsi. glng from the stirrun of the saddle the skaling i He had probably been dragging around 200 i the prairie for forty-eight hours when and j found and his head was crushed be- yond recognition. It is thought his home is- somewhere near Cardston. e ere, that the men would be sent tD Leth bridge and probably from i Wainwrignt, where they can be to work in the park. Should Intern All Aliens The miners went to work this morning, pending further investiga- tions into- the methods ot internment GERMANY GETS NOTE Berlin, June the American note to the German Foreign of- fice at 1.10 p.m. today, POLITE, BUT FIRM Washington, June the publication today of the latest Am- erican note to Germany concerning the sinking of the Lusit-ania, officials of the United States government dip- lomatic service discussed among themselves the probable character of the German government's reply. While there was no definite information, the feeling in German quarters was that a favorable reply was likely, al the note seemed to open the door to a solution compatible alike with the interests of both Germany and the United States. The note, it was said, was purposely phrased so that it would give Germany an opportunity to meet the wishes of the United States with dignity and in conform- ity with the German public opinion. Many officials wondered why Secre- tary" llryan declined to sign the note, which they regarded as friendly in tone, and carrying many expressions of good will. They claimed its friend- liness was the very means that he had accom- plish the American purpose. Most everybody- iii official circles disagreed with Mr.' Bryan that the note might lead to war. Answer in Ten Days Officials today settled down to await Germany's answer, which -is not looked lor under ten days or itwo weeks. It is expected here, that Germany will await the arrival of Meyer Gerhard, the personal repre- sentative 61'-Count von Bernstorff, German -ambassador, who now js en route to Berlin to outline the attj- tude of the American government, be- fore making response. The note which brought on the crisis in President Wilaonls cabinet and culminated in the resignation of William Jennings Bryan, although friendly in character, firmly renews the previous demands that the Ger- man government give assurances that American lives and ships shall here- after be safeguarded. What action the United States will take in the event of Germany refusing to give such an assurance is not indicated in the note. {Continued on Conservatives Needed Campaign Funds, Hence the Huge Graft Scandal Minneapolis, Minn., June- Fur- tiujis. uinw um., i nnea, pursued here and afc other coal! were maflc by w, Norwood, architect, before of whethei" they ate heads of families; the Manitoba Hoyal Commission, or It is.asserted that places vacated lunte which is taking evidence here. Am-, ong the things he swore to were the at Coal Creek mines by volunteers have been filled -by alien enemies foI1owme. whilst British subjects are on the. Roblin Instructed him to recom- 1 ____ -.___., J fnr- hill) waiting list. Manager Wilson is mend letting a contract for in SI. Paul and it be sev- eral, days before he returns. for steel work before the plans -vv ere drawn. This was just before the last provincial election. MORE FERNIE MEN WOUNDED Ferale, B.C., June of William McArthtir and James Corri- gan were advised they were wounded while in action witli the 16th Battal; ion. Both- boys went from here with the second contingent. Payroll in Making of Munitions of War in Canada One Million Weekly Toronto, Ont., June a lun- cheon given at the Royal" Canadian Yacht club today in connection with the annual meeting of the Canadian Manufacturers' association, the prin- ering. Today, however, part of the British Empire, is engag- ed in the greatest war that the world has ever known. It is not the lot of every man to be able to go to the front, the man who stays at home, Manufacturers' association t-nc pr.u- the cipal guest was Brigadier-General can render equally as Alexander Bertram, formerly of Dun-: eflectjve. service in the cause of right das but now of Ottawa, chairmSn oi j and justice as represented hy the al- 1 t ii.... !_. OK flip man behind theDominion committee. By special request lieneral Bertram spoke on the work of the important organ- ization. u.'cr which he presides. General Bertram said "Mr. Chair- man and Gcntlemen.-It is with plea- sure that I respond .to the kind invi- l-ation of my friends of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association to tell them something of the development of certain Canadian industries during the past few months. Little did I conceive, and 1 am sure neither did you when you held your last annual meeting, that twelve months la.tsr I should appear before you as chair- man of a committee appointed by the government to superintend the. manu- facture of munitions of war. Every- thing at that time looked peaceable, the war clouds had not in- deed, did not even appear to be gath- in this war, the guns or the .ones who are actu- allv serving in the trenches. This re- mark applies equally to the employer and the employee. this-connection I may make one brief citation from a recent statement man who stands high in the is to men who arc not performing this duty that I appeal. Shipped Shells "My chief object in addressing you today in my capacity as chairman of the shell committee is to let the peo- On Montague's instructions, he got tlie files of correspondence from the Works department, and'had to re-write the index In order to destroy trace of the abstracted letters. One day Dr. R- M. Simpson..then president of the Manitoba Conserva- tive association 'phoned him and said the government had to get campaign funds, and for that reason be undesirable for him to-recptd. the amount the caissons would :cost -till after the end ot the fiscal year. On asking Coldwell about, this, the latter it -was only a political row, and would blow. over. The-government had increased, nis salary from'J3000 to J5000, and he was promised a further increase to Montague told Horwood Kelly's or- iginal contract -was too low, and he would have to be compensated. Hor- wood was instructed to go to Chicago and see Mr. shankland, the engineer. Horwood was accompanied by Thomas Kelly, and they asked Shaakland ito draw two sets of plans for the steel work of the dome. One, of lighter steel, was to be the plan by the work was to be done: the other, of heavier steel, Has'to Justify pay- ments to Kelly .which in some sort would recoup him for taking the or- iginal contract at a lay figure. land's fee was to be 5 per cent Pic 'Do- Simpson'saiil was-all minion is doing in the manufacture rigl.it, and intimated Kelly would ;0e oi munitions oi war. It is surprising allowed to make money out of tne cott- rhat little knowledge men have of tract In order to wa our 'work men of ordinary intelli- gence: who, through the public press, should certainly..be cognizant of the funds for the S50 000 was talked of at first, and then Horwood said the first he knew of should certainly ne cogmzanc oi tne j-iorwooa saiu me mai. uc situation as 'it exists today in this the big graft was, last fall mst before country.- Fpti'instance, I read in an j the session, when he saw Salts black ..an.en.inAl- 1 ac-f.' n-coir ft innir linnl.- nnH 3. ti'lKG UlSCrep- r last week a long i book, anfl ei by a gentleman in jancy in the depth is situated within spoke to Coldu ell ay a two blocks of the headquarters of the j vised him to h- councils of the empire, a mai. Bhose committee, telling the the books, name is revered by every patriotic w dmf. to M be Ottawa newspaper last week editorial written by a gentl his office which is situated HJJUUU tu two blocks of the headquarters of the vised him to Elliott or go red a huge discrep- of the caisson He about it, who ad name in iiiivn.ii ..j I -mean Lord Kitchener. Onlv the other day the secretary for war from his office' at Whitehall, sent out this statement to people of the United Kingdom 'I have said that I would let the country know when more men were wanted .for .the war. The time has come, and T now call for re- cruits to form new armies.' "Those who are engaged on the production of war material ol any kind should not leave-their work. It ment what should be done to organ- ize the manufacturers of Canada. Al- though, we have heen at work for e The night before Horwood left for Rochester, Simpson paid hlrn ten thou- dollars to reimburse him foi severalimonths and so far ImVe pro-Line expense he was put to in keeping duced and shipped shells, He applied for leate ot dentty it. has, uot, dawned upon this absence as the result of a suggestion (Sentlem'an that the government, as at a Cabinet meeting on April 19 lie manufacturers of the Do- minion iliv- .to .the necessities o! the srtiatioa and were.going.their Kipective parts loyally and enthusi- Mttcalty. (Coaiiiiued.on Paje Ottawa Juno for acquisition by the government ot the Lake Superior branch of the Grand Trunk Pacific from its owneri are noiv well under nay President D J Chambeilam and W S Bittir, K 0 of the G T P armed M vestcrday and General Manager Uttj lius will r-ome today Thew will a conference, as a result o( whiclHt is expected the government will with a view to taking orer Horwood swore he got no money from Kelly, and was now giving a new lu iTZPt ence on the aduce of his wife, who branch It is an told him to tell the truth, if ment between the GT P. tol Ot- to Jail for it: change of traffic at U'innineg Roblin had told him to cheer up, as made. ;