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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta HctaH VOLUME IX. LETH13HIDGE, ALBERTA MONDAY, JUNK 12, NUMBER 154 WHERE CANADIANS WERE HEAVILY ENGAGED 530 Canadians In Sunday's Lists Williams a Prisoner Word of Mercer Ottawa, June iioon the militia, department issued the heaviest Canadian casualty list since (.ho beginning of Hie war, containing reports. In this list Brig.'General V. A. S. Williams, previously reported mlsslns, Is now reported a prisoner of ivar. At. midnight tho second list of the day appeared, bearing H2 names. Of these 581 reports, 36 were killed In action. 19 dead of wounds, one dead of slcknesB, eight seriously ill, IJli missing, one wounded and missing, nine previously reported missing now prisoners of. war, one previously re- ported missing now unofficially prison- er ot previously reported prisoner of war now missing, and 450 wounded. Saturday afternoon a list of 130 casualties was issued, made up as follows: 13 killed in action, seven dead of wounds, one dead ot sickness, two seriously ill, four missing, one previously reported killed in action, one reported unofficially now officially prisoner of war, and 101 wounded. Gen. Williams Prisoner Montreal, June news Jiac reached tne military authorities here that General Victor Williams, -who commanded a brigade ot tho 4th division, was taken prisoner during the recent heavy fighting near Kille- says the Gazette's London cor- respondent. "The British minister at The Hague has forwarded a number of post cards which Gen. "Williams and other Cana- dian officers who were taken prison- ers, were allowed to send. General Mercer, -who r .wiis .reported missing with General according'to the Weekly Dispatch, "was slightly wounded and rendered stone deaf during tho heavy fighting of live bombardment on. the Canadian lines. Beyond this no one seems to .have seen General Mercer.11 "Reduced casualty lists received in London during the past two days in- dicate that German activity around Ypres has diminished." Admiral Iteatly, Thanking Men of Squadron, Says British Only Starting London, June Weekly Dis- patch says: "After the crews of the battle cruiser squadron had landed at their base on their return from tho battle off Jutland, May 31. thoy were drawn up and inspected by Vice Ad- miral Sir David Beatty, who received I ringing cheers. His faco aglow witl't pride, the admiral in a speech to his men, said: 'Officers and men of the Tiger, Princess Royal and Lion, 1 offer you my sincere thanks for what will ever remain In history as a gallant day. 1 told a lot of you here present what we hoped to do. 'What I said then is that which we have now carried out. I jiose most of you have girls, some Canadian Casualties Map shows the British salient and the portion from Ilooge lo Hill tiO, which was hold by the Canadians and 'which was vigorously attacked hy the Agnes Hill, Aged 14, Commits Suicide After School For Some Strange Reason Taber, people of Rolling Green, liear were shocked on Tuesday evening when it became known that Agnes Hill, aged 14, a daughter of John Hill, who formerly lived in the district hut now resides at Everetts, Alta., had com- mitted suicide. The child had been living with her sister. Har- gi-eaves, of Taber, but about siK weeks ago went out to Rolling Green arid wont to live with Mr. and Jlrs. Walter Bryan, and was attending Roiling Green school. On Tuesday morning she went to school and seem- ed iu the best of spirits. When school closed in the afternoon about 4 o'clock she went straight home, and took a new package of "Kill-em-Quick" off the shelf, opened It, and took out about half a tablespopiiful and mixed it with watef in-a clip, and drank it. She then went, back lo the school and, rushing In, told Miss Branson, the teacher, who vyas preparing to iuHvu, that she had taken the poison. The teacher, asked her'why she had done that, but could get no reason. Miss Branson, took the chili! to John Green's, not far from the school, and Mr. Green then took her in his car to Frank Sperger's, .where she died shortly after six Dr. rlaniinan was called on the phone and every remedy that could bo used was applied but they were of no avail. The doctor wns unable to got there before the child had away. Jlr. and Mrs. Bryan were away from homo and did not arrive until about 5 o'clock. The mounted police were notified of the case. Coroner Humphries of I.etlibridge came down on Wednes- day morning, but decided that an in- quest was unnecessary. 'The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon to the Taber cemetery, El- der' Hanson, of the L.! D. 3. church, unlled ti of'you more than one who will ask lost, and in heavy counter-attacks the Canadians recovered most ot the lost Vrhat you have done. Tell them i.hat r ground though sustaining heavy losses. you did your duty, which the British j________ ______________ always are doing: Yon can talre it Ottawa June number ot Canadian officers reported as killed and wounded since tlie battle of last week a Sanctuary Wood on the Ypres salient, is an additional fist of 15 officers retreivej] at the mil- itia department brings the number up in that total. That the fighting is continuing is indicated by the fact that Lieut. H. Roth well-Page, of Win- Man., was killed on Saturday iand Lieut. 11. M. Wilson of Toronto, t on Friday. Today's list includes three lulled and twelve wounded. In tour cases the wounds are desciTbed as "shell shock." The majority of Die oflic- ers figuring in today's list belong to wesusrn Ontario and Western Can- ada. They include Capt. W. L. Shan- non, Calgary, and Capt. A. D. .McLean, Winnipeg, both wounded, and Cant. L, W. Clifford, of London, Ont., is also amongst the wounded. The list is as fellows: (CoXTiN'UKi) u.N7 PAGE 4) Steam Roller of Russian Sweeps Every- thing Before Whole Austrian Campaign Has Been Crushed via London, June troops Sunday upproaclml the outskirts of Czernowilz, the capital of Buko- the war oHico announced today. live and the retreat of Austrians be- fore it more precipitate than during the initial events oC The net result of the week's opera- tions has surpassed the expectations of the most ardent, believers in the Southern leader's ability. With 'up- ward of prisoners (the latest official statement now places the num- ber of prisoners at about and immense booty, with communications between the Austrian armies around Cxartorysk and RafalowKa and those in the neighborhood of Czernowitz c seriously threatened there is immense captured approximately rejoicing among the military and civ- Great Advance London. .June the wood- ed region of southwest Russia to the Rumanian frontier the Russians are keeping up their tremendous offensive, against the who have liefiii reinforced on several sec- tors by Germans. The advance of the Russians is notable lor the large num- ber of prisoners taken ami the enor- mous captures of guns, machine guns, ammunition and other war stores. In the week that has elapsed since they flrsL threw their attacks agains_t the Austrians. the Russians report that they have You can tal: from me now, that the damage we inflicted on the Germans was fan greater than that which they inflicted on us. They lost two battleships and two battle cruisers of the-most mod- ern type, including the Lutzow; four light cruisers and HO many destroyers that we have not managed to count them. "I offer you my sincere sympathy. all lost relatives, friends or ship- mates who have given up their lives in tho most gallant manner. Their valuable lives were not wasted, and the day will come when we can take further toll for them. "We have now to get our ships in good condition for a second round. We only had the first round, hut in the second round I- think the Germans finally will throw up the sponge." Shell Wounds In Knee and Turner Also Wounded Turk Ships Odessa, via London, July 12. torpedo boat dcslroy- jcrs have sunk Kl large Turkish laden wiJJi merchandise toll' the Anatolian coasl. 10S.OOO officers and men and forced (back the organized lines of their an- itagonists from the region of the Volh- j ynian fortress triangle to Rumania. f Having previously captured Lutzk, the I Russians have now retaken Dubno, the j second of the fortresses in the Volh- j ynian triangle, held by the Austrians. iand are pressing the retreating Aus- trians westward. In Galicm and Buk- owina progress has also been made by the Russians. The Austrians all along the battle Iront are putting uu a stubborn re- sistance, especially east of Kolki, ng to the north ot Lutzk. where they forced back Russian advanced elements across the Styr river, and in ilian population. Military authorities regard the piercing of the line along the Stripa as perhaps of greater importance than the breaking through at Lutsk. As- suming that the Austrians even with the aid of the Germans are unable to push the Russians back here it will mean that the Austrians themselves must fall back along the whole line northward and quickly, in order to maintain a formidable front. It, is pointed out that an orderly retreat with such gigantic armies Is an .ex- tremely difficult task. Once on the move and with the Rus- sians Bounding at their rear it Is don- tended that the great drive of 1314 D tthe region of Torgovitey on the Styr, through Poland and Galicia is Hlceh Republican Nominee of LuUfe( where.a Eangujnary jto be repeated. dent Jumps Actively Into Political Arena "Dangerously is the unwelcome J news received today by the relatives j of Corp: Bruce "Davies, another gallant} Lntlibridge lad who recently won dls-! tine-lion on the battle front in Flan- tiers, and who has been .seriously, wounded in the tierce fighting which j has been going on at Hooge and St.! Kloi. i Corp. Davies, who has been rccpm Renlies to Speaker. Ac- mended for the D. C. M. for dis- j tinguished service some time ago cepting His Resignation rescuing wounded from the. battle field, was on June 4th wounded badly by shell explosion, in the hand, knee and ankle, and has been admitted to Washington, June E.1 Hughes, after sij; years spent in se- jclusiou from-polities, today jumped Unto hlu presidential campaign. With- jout waiting for notification thai he hart been chosen to lead the Republican national ticket he arranged to go to i battle is in progress. At the same time mihtaij critics I It is announced from Petrograd that warn the people that the great trial or [the Russians had crossed the Dneister strength between General Biuasiloff I and that the Austrians on that frontier j and General Von Ltnslngen is vet to 'were in full, retreat. i come. They add That if the Ru. Net Result of Week's Operations j'sians- succeed: in. holding what thei Petrograd, June 11, via London, have' gained ,'the Austrian nlans Cor June Gen-1 the summer campaign have 1 een_ eral Brussiloff's advance, last weeVjgmashed. General Brubsiloffs prompt and Russian ness "ill seizing and fol trians at the beginning of the is generally commented upon here. One difference, is pointed out. -With Little Comment York1 today to confer with the I h, !party leaders there. _ Plans for the coming campaign, the selection for national committee dmir- J man and questions to be emphasized in the official notification, were to be discussed, it was said. 1 Hughes; that General BrussiloBV Initial blow- lowing up the enemv forces IB regaid ed as the highest of the IT IJleteucss of the Russian preparations The pursuit lias been kept up da; considerable more effec- '-after day relentlessly Davies joined the 31st .of Cal-iden's letter to Senator P. A. Landry, the fight actively, his friends say. He mm FAIL makes them, shall satisfy tho commit- tee that it is for the interest of the country that he be elected they can act accordingly and treat my refusal as definitely accepted. If they are not satisfied they can so notify the Progressive party and at the same time they can confer with me and them determine on whatever I action we may severally deem ap- j propriate to meet the needs of the i country. I Sir Robert accepted the resignation j campaign Conference In (-IIP fnllowin- letter- He "nlvdd tl'om Washington at i.Oo be, i a.m. .He said he had nothing to tell PROMOTION FOR HAT MAN. London, June ot Medicine Hat, Albertn, liiis been appointed commandant the new siinitary section. which just reached me on my miscd to see, the i i return to Ottawa. You will pardon Jin the day. later Paris, June in- fantry attacked French posi- tions west of ForL Vaiix on Hie Verdun front last night. The assault tailed enlirch, the olhc- ial repoit of The Germans continued then bombardment in the region north ol SouMlle and forts. West of the Me'use there." was heavv aitillei-j action in the vicinih of Chaltanunirt !me it 1 do uuJ. feeJ to coin- Client on the statements in your letter. Many Deeds of Heroism Recorded of Canadians Disgruntled Progressives New York, June disgruntled, j 'n'any of which I do not consider eit.ier disappointed group of Progressives jist'or well founded. Under the cir- are back today .'from Chicago. They icumstances I have no hesitation in with some or the Progres- inccepthig your resignation as leaders, chiefly George W. Per- ot the Senate." kins 'and OscaH'Strauss; they were .---------------------------I disappointed ,witbtho Colonel, but j 'GERMAN LOOSES NEAR confident -he would run. Thcyj 'London. ,.une 10 antagonistic to Justice the end of liny, had lost jnnd some to vote for soldiers, of whom weve'killed, President, while, u few others according to a British official tabula- they would vote for Justice tipn of 'the German casualty lists, giv- Hughes. London, June Gibbs. in a dispatch, to the Chronicle, dated with the RriUsh armies'in the field, in de- scribing the attack on the Canadian front of the Ypres salient on June 2, describes many instances of Canadian heroism under terrific German on- slaught. Ho says: "Although the or- der for retirement had been given, single Jigurcs hore and there were seen to get over, broken parapets and go forward to meet the enemy half wry. They died to a man fighting." The officer in command of one of the supporting compMu'es brought snvernl men of the trench, but not follow on; ho turned, again faring the enemy, -ami when last in fired his revolver, and then flung I' into the Germans' faces. Near the place called Cumberland (Tngoiit wns small squurp between trenches and bore Col, Shaw, commanding, a bat- talion of Canndinn riflmn'rm. collected small party of man, aml.matlp a last stand against (ho enemy, who worked round through i gap "in icar and advanced upon him... They fought it out tlicro, each man with any weapon that remained to him. bomb, bayonet, revolver or trench spade. Th.6 Caim- Gs a di is them to come on. There were fierce louder than cries of the wound- ed and the last groans of the nien who fell. The Germans bay for some time, but Hung their bombs in the square of men" so that few remained alive. When only eight were -still fighting among the bodies of their comrades these tatter- ed and blood splashed men, standing there fiercely contemptuous of death anil the enemy, were ordered to retire by the last officer among them. "There were many acts of self: sacrifice done by the Canadians. I heard of one young private soldier from Kamsack, Sack. He lied been en out here today. The compilation did not include German losses in nav- al'1" engagements or in the fighting in the German colonies.' Will Not Yield In Presbyterian Will Come Soon Authorisation of f Lotlibridge.has not yet come to. hand for next year. Winnipeg, June meeting oE the Presbyterian general assembly this morning was preceded by a meet- ing of anti-unionists at which flnal plans were laid for the proposed fight on the floor of the house. .The door ,was closely guarded and only kno.wn antis': were admitted. Nothing was announced as to the re aults of the antiun ionists have been in session, each day since the assembly opened in a room in Westminster church set apart for them. This afternoon at 2.30 o'clock the assembly will-decide on the place of. Invitations v ITALIAN CABINET RESIGNS Ital- ian cabinet, headed Salandra, resigned today. This ..sction of the ministry resulted from the failure of the Italian chamber, yesterday, to pass a vote of confidence in the gov- ernment following the presen- tation of the bills of the minio- VOTE FAVORS crouching behind the shelter oC try of the interior, sand bags with one of his officers, a 9 N. C. O. and a man who was.hfs best friend. All three men were wounded, and this young soldier from Kamsack had bandaged them, but his comrade was moat badly wounded, and. when the shell flro lifted and a chance to wai utterly fm possible to move him. This young soldier said: 'Yen go to the other wounded men, who are juat abfte to and then he sat down again, by; his comrade's side, and said I m so he stayed with his friend MARKETS July Wheat Oct. ,Wheat July Oats July Flax 109% 45% Hljlh Low FRlf t but those interested are quite, .ce.iv j have been received from Edmonton tain announcement will soon be fjalgary. It is'stated this morn that a fourth unit of artille'rv Is to be lng that the probability is that the as- recruited here. Word has -.been re- sembly will go to Montreal ind that Rev. Dr. John Neil of Toronto will be; the next moderator. At three o'clock this afternoon.-the Ohurch union committee will report find the big debate of. the. assembly Will begin. Statistical Report Rev. Dr.'Joh'n Somerville presented fhis morning the report of tile coin- 'ftiittee on statistics; which showed 'that the Presbyterian .church in Can 'ada' communicant 'members a 'net increase last year of 'T.64K 'The'assembly then took up the 'di'scuss'ib'n' of the status of aged, min- isters in presbyteries. President Mur- been .ceived that Winnipeg has been an- 1 thorized to r-nse a batterv the 7Cth with Lieut McCullough ol Cal gary in charge. Regina -has been au- thorized to raise the 77th'. Will' Le't'H- bridge raise the 78th' MONEY RATES: New Yorli, June thangc: Sixty day bills, mand 4.75 11-16; cables JJrerjcs demand rouhlBE, demand 31; cables 31 .bar.. silyer IRISH ACCEPT HOME COMPROMISE London, June a meet- ing of the Nationalist party in Dublin today tho home rule plan wit aicordlny to Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Dublin The terms ef A tht Httle nent are said to pro 4 vide for the exclusion of six 4 Ulster countiti. f ray of the University ot Saskatche wan, said today so far as he was able to judge the sentiment on the general church union question in the preeent assembly was four or five to one Hon Edward Brown, provincial treasurer of Manitoba, Principal Gandicr, Kno'- ''Ollngp, Toronto and Rev Dr A S Grant chaiiman of the committee will address meeting 01 the church budget stated that the budget for 1917 U In ed at of which ll. Is for the western Mctloii and for eastern '_ ;