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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast: VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1915 NUMBER 156 Sir Edward Carson Testi- fies at Board of Trade Enquiry tondon, June Lusitania noi; anned ami she never was filled uiiti as a was out) o! the remarks made by Sir Edivard Carson, attorney-general in the new Cabinet, In addressing the court, this morning at tho opening ot the board of trade inquiry into the loss of the Cunard liner which was sent, to the bottom on the coast ot Ireland May H, by a Gorman submarine, with a joss of ove.r Continuing, Sir Edward remarked llhat Hie question oi speed would lie important. Certain specific informa- tion was sent by the Hritish admir- alty by wireless telegraphy to the Lusitunia, but these instructions are liot to be made public and this part of the evidence is to be taken in private. "It is quite said the at- torney-general, "that one of tho main questions for consideration of the rourb will be these, instructions and low far the captain oi the Lusitania upon them. "The real questions arising are on- fly two Allies Make Progress in Dardanelles Athens. June latest reliable news from the Darda- nelles is that the position of the allied forces continues to improve materially. ThouQh. the advance registered within the last few days cannot actually be described as orcat from the point of view of ground nevertheless it has been extremely effective as re- gards losses the ene- my. Canadian Losses Ottawa, June 15. The lists since yesterday iia casualty light- cr than for several weeks past, which leads fx) tho hope that practically ail of those who suffered in the two big fights in northern France have been heard from. There will, of course, be a daily list of those who have suc- cumbed to wounds received. Inactiv- ity along the British front is prob- As to the navigation qt the ably due to a desire to accumulate jfihip, having regard to instructions jarge quantities of high explosive -bind information conveyed by tlic ail- shells before attemptinj miralty, and, to whether everything f.vas done that could be done after the jship was torpedoed." niovement. Up to forward 10 o'clock today the casualties total the killed numbering tho voundeil and the missing Retlaw Liberals Organize at Enthusiastic Meeting June very enthiisi- chosea unanimously as temporary astic and'largely attended meeting of secretary, the Literals of townships 12 and 13, ranfia 67, "was in Retlaw on Sat- flirday 'last; ami', "was attended by Men.' A. J. provincial .sec- retary, and W. A. Buchanan, M. P. Practically every Liberal in the two townships was present. Under direc- tion of rrovincial Organizer Pesry, the organization of the "Retlaw wrai association" was perfected, over 100 signing tho roll and pledging their support to the Liberal party. In view of an expected contest over iihe election of a presi- dent, a frieniily contest developed over the election of a temporary chairman, the balloting resulting in !tho eleotion oi .1. K. Copeland Over il. A. rfanis. W. C. Pollock was Short Addresses Before the election oi permanent of- ficers took place, W. A. Buchanan, M. P., and Hon.'A. J. McLean made short, addresses, Mr. Buchanan saying "Miat he had been deprived of this territo.ry from his district and Ute same-bad been included in the new district of Bow River in which the Liberal standard bearer had already been nominated in the person .of JUr. Geo. Lane. He asked that the same generous support be accorded Mr. Lane as had been in the past accord- ed him. He also denied that all the credit should be given to the Conser- vatives for the relief and seed -irain furnished the settlers iu -this vicinity. (Ciwifcimied on page "Between 10 and 50 families will move the Lothbridge irrigation district this summer it our plans do not said M. E. Thornton, ef the natural resources department of the C.P.R., wko is in the city to- claT. "These people are mostly ot Rus- Eian stock, partly Americanized, 1 tier represent the best ciass ot farmers in T.he States they are thrifty, and industrious. They are successful farmers'in the States and they will be successful here." Asked .why these people were leav- ing the land oi their adoption, Mr. Thornton said that the cheaper land, lighter taxes and better crops were ithc main reason [or their emigration. "The C.P.R, has met some, serious obstacles in the immigration work this year. In some states organiza- tions are fighting their efforts to at- tract the farmers to Canada. Again, Hie crop last year ,was good -and there are few -dissatisfied farmers, friiis year very little land is selling in the Stales'with the result .tjiat Sand owners there cannot get rid-of their present holdings -to buy lands here." Thornton said tligt the C.-PIR. M-as increasing its efforts to bring 'American settlers to Canada. "They are the best fanners and the best he said. "They have been partly Americanized .and are much More" adaptable than cimgraals ifi- rect from Europe. It is probable that for some years at least no settlers. fjf German or descratt will hi allowed to enter Canada. This J'car we are bringing chieliy Russians, J'oles and Scandinavians. This is an- nUier obstacle to our campaign in the. U. Si "lore-thau 50 per cent, of lilic American farmers are of Teu- tonic descent. Thus a large field is ehut off from us." OldTlmers Register It Is dwiixms that the enrollment or shall be as large as possi- id those who have not yet en- may "register with Robert Sage, Stationers. They hie. and foiled ni. _ BATTLESHIP NOT SUNK Landon, .offi- dal denial was mads today of the report circulated in the Un- ited States that the British battleship Agameronoc had been sent down in the DarUa- "I- nelles by, a German submarine. Fernie, B.C., .T.une to the MaoPherson of the internment headquarters, Ottawa, arrived iu town this morning from the coast, and is looking into the intern-' ment situation here. He held a meet- ng this afternoon with Col. McKay, D.O.C.; Mayor Uphill and Constable Welsby, the object of which has not been given out for publication. Careleis Guard It developed today that a careless Two and a Half Inches off Rain in First Half of June The precipitation for the first fifteen days of 'June, as registered at the Experimental Farm amounts to 2.53 inches, which makes the total precipitation.'yihca January a little leas than 6 inches. In discussing these figures today, Mr. Fairfleld said: "Most people have the impression that we have had a very wet year so far, and that the crops have enough moisture to do them till harvest. The figures will ahow that the precipitation this year has bean about the average. We have had no big storms, but the rain has fall- en slowly and cloudy weather has predominated, so ti'at the rain that has fallen has had every chance to be I consider that the weather since seeding has been the very finest growing weather, in this lo- cality at least. West and north, where there Is more danger of frost, the weather has not been quite so Ideal. But here the seed has had a to get firmly rooted and to develop into a sturdy plant, so that when the hot weather comes the plant wIlV be'mature enough to start heading out." PEG GRAFT COMMISSION FINDS NEEDED TELEGRAMS BURNED Daily War Cost To Be Millions Winnipeg, Man., June the opening session of the Royal Commission this morning, the-.C, P.R. Telegraph Co. produced 22 messages, and after these had been inspected, only two were re- tained as relevant. They were put In as exhibits, but were not read. In answer to a wire of Chief Justice Mathers, Z. A, Lash, pre- sident of the Great Northwest Telegraph Co., wired from To- ronto, saying that his company al- ways regarded its relations with Its clients as confidential and pri- vate, and protected them as far as possible. It was for these reasons that the messages the Commis- sion desired to obtain had been destroyed and burnt. Therefore, the company was unable to pro- duce them. The reading of this reply pro- voked a mild sensation. Recall Ministers "Winnipeg, June 14. The cabinet parliament building. Sir Edward Grey Not Resting But is on Mission to Bucharest New York, X.V.. .June dis- patch from 11 staff correspondent m London of the- New York American says: "Sir .Edward Grey, secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who, ac- cording to official announcement, is taking a vacation to rest his eyes, is not likely to get much rest, if reports current in diplomatic circles here fire baaed ujjon the truth. It is said Sir Edward has gone lo Bucharest, to bring about the inter- vention of Roumania in the war on the side of the Allies, exactly in the same way that he went to Rome about Easter to bring in Italy, although it was then announced be had gone fish- 32 (bounties Now Dry in Minnesota .St. Paul, June anti- saloon forces scored additional victor- ies in the county option elections in Minnesota, when six of the counties voting went into the dry col- umn. The seventh county Meeker, with ten saloons, was in doubt late last night, the wets having a slight lead, with returns incomplete. The counties that voted dry were: Wright, 27 saloons; Brigstone, 16 saloons; Pen- nington, 15 saloons; -Pope, 5 saloons; Marshall, 5 saloons; Wadena, 2 sal- ons. Today's results increase to 33, the number of counties that have voted dry under the provisions of the county- option law enacted this spring by the Minnesota legislature, remained wet. Three others PORTUGUESE CABINET RESIGNS London, June dispatch to the from Lisbon says the Portuguese Cabinet has presented its resignation, but that it has not been accepted. OFFER TO ARBITRATE BIG STRIKE Chicago, Juie realized today the seriousness of its strike of street car employees. With motor vehicles and steam railroads and suburban trains staggering under erusli of the emergency traffic, the situation which yesterday ivas view- ed with a carnival spirit, was met with sober faces hy approximately people whose usual trans- portation facilities had been cut oil. a wheel was to be turned on 1085 miles of surface lines today, but the officials of the elevated lines had planned to opera'te trains throughout the daylight hours. All will be guard- ed with- squads of picked detectives. Rioting or any serious disorder -absent'yesterdayi-.the first day ot the but the. police continue on guard at the car barns throughout prevent violence. violence reported within the last 21 hours was when a strike sympathizer hurled a missile at the elevated train. It struck the detective who was acting as guard. He was slightly cut hy broken glass. Peace proposals and offerings were heing considered in many quarters today. The Illinois state board of bitration is preparing to take act at once toward a settlement of the strike, and the board sent communi- cations to the officials .of the trac- tion companies and union leaders, of- fering state arbitration. the city today The only act London, Juno 15. 3.45 p. Asquith. on moving a vote of credit for informed tho members oi: the House oi; Commons iodav that ilio ng on the connection of these j pxprilditU 1'0 111 the 110X1 men with the contracts ior the Ilirce monlhs Avould he not loss than or daily. ministers pi the late government will be called to stand before the royal commission so soon a.s the evidence of Salt anil Horwood, taKca at Min- neapolis, is transcribed. It is uncer- tain whether Kculmoiid Roblin or -J. H. Howden will be'first to testify. .Messrs, Hook and Elliott will be pin oii the stand again of statements made at sbeari tut men GREECE IS ALL Entry into Struggle is Predicted as Result of Victory of War Party ,3, -i? THE HOME- GUARD A. H. McICeown reports tuat the enlisting for the Home Guard ig successful, already up- wards of TO men having enlist- ed, Including some of tlie big- gest business and professional men of the city. This is only a nucleus of the force it is hoped will 'be raised. Bight lists have been distributed in public platf es in town, and it is possible to enlist at any one of them. This is for home service and enlist- .inent does not entail any risk of being sent to the front. Join early before the rush. Itinerary is Arranged for Board of Trade Trip The proposed Board of Trade trip through the Coaldale district has been postponed from Wednes- day to Thursday of this week.- The >Board of Trade business men's "get acquainted" auto .excursion hrough the irrigated district way discharged the ball going asked to do so as soon as possible.after the matter through the house of Mr. Burns, who lives not far away from the skating rink. The ball entered the pantry eighteen inches from the floor, passed through some cooking utensils ranging on the wall and buried iteolf in the wall of the kitchen. Fortun- ato'iy. the family were nat in that part the house st 01- there might have been a war victim in our midst. The guards are special police sworn in for an emergency by tliq pro: vincial authorities and it seems ihat they are not all expert at handl- ing fire arms. There seems to be a possibility of some confusion arising out of the man- ner in which these three hundred men have been interned, but it is thought that everything will he straightened out now that a Dominion official with authority te here to look guard, when haudlingJiis rifle at about, Thursday'is now all arranged and over on Friday in some .TESh'SS __ ,u_ ._-, __..__ Coaldale roads wm be for the occasion and convenient stops will be made at several points of in terest en route. Eighteen autos will be lined up in front of the Lethbridge Hotel, at 1.15 p.m., leaving sharp at 1.30. The following is the itinerary: 1.30 1.45 2.15 2.45 3.00 3.10 4.00 <-20 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.30 6.45 Drivers of cars are asked lo keep tneir plices In the line of procession the. entire trip, Leave Lethbridge 'Hotel Arrive Mr. C.. Parry's farm Leavd T. S. 'Lanier's farm Leave Arrive -Mr. Hannam's farm Leave Arrive -H. A. Suggitt's farm Leave Arrive Mitchell Nurseries Leave Arive Experimental Leave V, Arrive 'Lethbridge The following car owners have agreed to run their respective cars: Arthur Hayr, J. W. Boulton Syd Jackson, T. H. JJcCready, S. S. Duu- ham, A. L. McKelvie, J.. N. Kennedy, H. J. ;T-I. SkRith H. T. Henderson, It. T. Bryinner, C. McCleneghan, H. E. Miebach, C. C. Pagnuelo, W. F. Hicks, L. G. DeVeber, ,T. C. Reid, Ford Gar- age, Lethbridge Auto, A.- Reid, and others. The following is the passenger list: W -D. King, J. M. Aitken, W. J. Nelson, H. G. Clarke. C. B. Bowman. A. G. Sch'ieifer, G. H. Harmon; H. A. McKil- lop, L. Asnuith, P. Waddington. S. B. Mitchell and wife, G. .Tones, J...Tor- ranee, J. F. Simpson, E. C. Guilba'uH, H. Macbeth, A. V. W. R: Seiitle. W. A. Adam, R. H. Davidson, E. H. AVJlson, 33.. U. Rylands, E. A. Ewart, A. E. lEjaston, L. Keel, A. H. Nicas, George Kerr3 W. Knowlden, T. Long, T. C. Ridpath, N. W. Allin, E. J.. Koeii, H. -Mayer, A. M. brace C Long G F Bletchei R I llUBuii GR Mdinoch Oiuei G T. A. Williamson, C. G.'OIahder, Chief Skelton, W. H. Fairfielti, Mr. Gilmore and two ladies; D., J. Hay, C.P.R. representatives, Advocate representative, Paris, June Yenizelos, who left Greece less than two months ago, a voluntary exile, is today vindicated by his countrymen, and the entry of Greece into the war on the side of the Allies is considered imminent, Athens dispatches denote ,that throughout the kingdom candidates of the Liberal party of M. Venizelps have been everywhere triumphant. This is a hard blow for the court party and for. King Constaiitine, the Kaiser's -brother-in-law. But the King is still dangerously 111, and has not been told of the result of the election for fear ,of ill effects on his physical condition. Tho neutral ministry must face the alternative of joining in the war or resigning office. If the ministers give up their portfolios, the King will -be obliged to seek a new cabinet in ac- cord with popular will. Archbishop is Dead at Montreal Italian Blockade in Adri- atic Most Continual Patrol Home, June about a! operations in the Adriatic ntusfc not he thought to imply inactivity" of the- Italian fleet, which, on the con-" tnuy, is paralysing successfully ev- ery movement of the Austrians by tnaiiHaiiiing an effective close block- ade of the Adriatic, which it contin- ually and patrols. Austrian jH-iiu, craft do nut war .ships dale leave thrir ports and are thus prevented from concentrating at one point or reinforcing insufficient naval forces .scattered along the Dalmatian coast. For all practical purposes the Aus- trian fleet has ceased to be a fleet.' British Naval Losses Heavy London, En jr., June 15. thousand five hundred and forty-seven officers and men of the British navy, including marines and members oi the naval division, have been killed wounded or reported missing from the heginning of the war up to May 31, according to an announoenient made in London today. O.f this total, were lulled. Present Decline of Wheat Prices Only Temporary "The present decline in the price 40c., which, deducted, -from leaves 80 cents per bushel profit _- last year's profit. July wheat is-down around at pres- ent. I consider this merely a fluctu- ation of the market. We will see high- er prices in the fall. "The United Stales will harvest this year a. tremendous wheat crop, the biggest in its history. Over of wheat is only said Norman publicity commis- sioner oi the C.P.K. natural resourc- es department, to the Herald, "aiid here is why. Europe grows one-third of tlm world's wheat crop. In 1911 a great amount of this crop was un- cut. Belgium ami Poland lost most of their crop in the districts billion'hushcls are expected. In the ravaged by war. This year the wheat, three western of Canada crop oi Europe will amount to very j according to Dominion statistics, little owing to the war. That means the acreage sown Lo wheat shows au that the rest of the world will have.; increase oi "25 per cent. The acreage to grcv.- Europe's snare o[ the wheat j this year is acres, an m- as well as its own. There will be a j crean'c over last year of shortage; prices, aro bound to go up i acres. Manitoba has acres and the farmer should get from two to j in wheat, an increase of 21 per cent, three times as much money -for his lover last year. Saskatchewan with wheat as he did last" year. This is acres shows an increase of due to the fact that the expenses re- 24 per cent.; Alberta with main practically the same while the acres in wheat show an increase -'of prices go up. To illustrate this point: 35 per cent., the largest increase Let us say that last year the farmer any province. This year as everybody ot SOc. for his wheat and that his Montreal, June 15.-Mgr. LanSevin, archbishop of St. Boniface, died this expenses amounted to 40c This year morning at 0 o'clock at Hotel Dieu he will get say M.20 per bushel. His expenses are practically the same, after a very short "illness. His condi- tion was found to he so critical last night that his Grace Archbishop Bru- ,j, chessi was hastily summoned to ad- minister last rites. During the night his condition was slightly better, but towards morning he became weak and Departed quietly from life a few minutes after a o'clock. The body 'will-be left at the Hotel Dieu until tomorrow afternoon at o'clock, when it will he removed to j the Cathedral. The [uncial service will be held on Thursday morning at nine o'clock iu the Cathedral and at 10.30 a special Canadian Pacific train will convey the remains to St. Boniface for internment. knows, we are going to harvest the biggest crop in cur history, and with war prices prevailing this country should be prosperous." 5000 INTERNES SUCCESSOR. TO LANGEVIN -Montreal, Que., June lo. The Question of a successor to Archbishop iLangeviri is being discussed here, and it is felt that Rome -will appoint Bishop Mathieti of Regina, who under- -stands tiioro.ugiily the problems of the Canadian west. Mrs A Reid, J Marnoch W B Peal Fred ner, and others B. II ARCHBISHOP Ottawa, Out., June ada has about 5000 enemy alifins on its handstand in ad- dition between 7000 and SOOO dependents are being maintain- ed. Since the sinking, of the Lusitauia, 500 of them have been gathered in, 300 being in- terned at Fernie, B.C., alone. last week. With tne opening of summer the attempts to es- cape have been numerous, but none have got'away. IS FILED TKB1KS Montreal, June M.-r-The C. P. R. steamer lUetagama, which sailed from Montreal' June with about and nurses on board, reach- ed Plymouth, England, safeU this morning. The largest unit on .the transport was the 49th battalion1 of Edmonton, and a draft of reinforce: inents from the 35th battalion. There, were also 50 nurses from all over Canada, a number from Nova SRH- tia, going to join the R M C., and the Eaton machine gun hatterj, Toronto, raised by Sir John, (ration. Winnipeg, June caveat hai bcui placed against all the property f of Thomas Kelly and Sons, Limited, n by the provincial gov- ernment. This step is the first formal move toward a suit to recover for the incc any monev that maj been improperly received by the firm of contractors in connection with the parliament building construction. The caveat covers some 17 of lands and buildings, aggregating in value more than Lieut. Whittaker Joins 20thBattery C. K. Whittaker, who left the city COAST SENTRY FIRES AT, SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS Vancouver, B.C., June excitement was caused tonight by rifle shots near the headquarters of_ the Army Service Corps. An official statement says that the sentry, no- ticing two suspicious characters loif- ering near the oil tanks, fired tit them. It is not known them was struck. whether either of fully nassed his exams, according to the Kingston Whig. Mr. Whittaker is very well known in the city; At one time he was licket agent Here, Yfld also was manager of the Monarch Theatre. Jlr. Whittaker left Kingston last week for Calgary, where he be r.n artillery brigade It i? probable That, he will fill the vacancy in'the 20th, caused by the ire of Lieut McLelland, commanded a draft of ait ill cry reinforcements for the front. r OFFICERS' APPLY v Ottawa, Out, June 13--Major-Gen- eral Sam Hughes, rnlniiter oft Militia, st.ites that hundreds of are being received from all over Canada for appointment! the troops for overaeai s ;