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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Follow Suit of Fernie Men in Refusing to Work With Austrians Hlllcrest, Alta., June lls hand Italian miners here have followed suit of those at Goal Creek In refusing to work in the with the German and Aus- trian employees, and last night practically the entire operation of mines here was held up as a result. Negotiations are being conducted with the Ottawa offi- cials by wire by citizens' com- mittee, with a view to having Aus. trims and Germans interned, as done at Farnle- The miners refuse to go hack to work until tills Is done. There are about 150 and Austrian! In the mines here, many 5? whom are married. It ex- pected that the authoritlea will take itepe to mtcrn all single In the meantime the mines practically shirt down. Torpedo Boat is Sunk in Collision Cherbourg, Jurte 15. via Paris, June The French torp.do boat No. 331 sank today after a collision with the Britl.h .team- er Arleya. Six of the warship's crew were drowned. Others were rescued by torpedo boat, No. 337. In the eastern arena of flahtlng, the Ruiilan forces still are slow- ly and stubbornly retiring. Th. latest official report from Petrograd admits the withdrawal of Russian troopi aoross'tnV Galician frontier Into Russian territory from Czurnowitz, at a point between the Dneis- ter and the Pruth. Reports set forth that fresh Germans troops lined up near Jaroslau and under cover of heavy artillery fire, compelled the Russians to retire for uome distance on the right bank of the River San, after three days of desperate fighting. On the remainder of the eastern front, the Russians apparently are contenting themselves with repelling the attacks of the enemy, excepting the left banks of the Tismenitzf and the Stry rivers, tributaries of the Dneister, where they have taken numerous prisoners and machine guns, and have re- captured vMUgcs wrested from them by the Austrians. ZEPPELINS EVEN SCORE WITH FRENCH AIRMEN Washington, D.C., June Published charges that Dr. An- ton 'Merer Gerhard, for whom the United States arranged a safe conduct with the Allies that he might return to Oer- many with a personal message from" Count von Beristorff, Oar- man Ambassador, was In reality Dr. Alfred Meyer, chief of the supply department of the German army, who had been se- crertly in the TJniied States States buying munitions of war, are to be investigated bv the State department. Foremost District Will Have 3 Million Bushel .Crop Present Estimate "A1 careiul estimate of the crop at grains in the Foremost district ndicfctes that the amount of gram -mil! EO into Foreiuost this lall (wUl less than This was the good news givon the j'1-toald this morning by G. H. Mar- Uoch president oi the board ot trade, Swho together with S. S. Dunham, i-vice-president of the U.F.A., has re- turned from a two days' tour of the JForemost district, during winch they 'rwore the guests ol Supt. Walker ot khc C.P.R. in his private car. Mr Marnoch reports that the crops -in tho Foremost district are uniform- ly- i> fine. shape and that the farmers are very optimistic concerning the jirospects. A good deal of summer- is being done by the farm- fs this rear, in of tuE !.aot hat a greater acreage than ever has iibeen sown. The farmers are working norses until noon every day and Ithen turning them ost'to feed on the grass, of which there is a great abun- itlance. This is -a move towards econ- omy and ia to be commended, as Jt saves feeding them grain. The spring has been done by steam in parts and some has been done tjuito close to tho depot. felh Need More Elevators There are only two elevators at Foremost to handle the bifi crop but ..there, is some talk of. -two more bo- ing-rusharl to completion before the crop is harvested. The C.P.R. well is flowing with a good- stream of clear, cold artesian water. The flow is sufficient to fill a three-inch pipe, and it js hoped that the success of this woil will cause the C.P.R. to sink more wells for a latger supply. Several large flocks oi sheep were noticed along the dine naur .Conrad, where a shoaling plant has been es- tablished. One farmer has a ten-acre field of alfalfa which is two years old and in spite ol the fact that it is growing on dry laud is looking fine. Mixed Farming Mr. Maraoch declared tbat-he was pleased with the class of farmers in the Foremost district, they arc ol several nationalities, Russians, Eng- Americans and Cana- dians being predominant. Mr, Mar- noch noticed that the station _ plat- form at Foremost was a large number of cream cans and but- ter and egg easas, which he says is a good indication that the farmers are going in for mixed farming tu a considerable extent. ALL IN READINESS FOR BOARD OF TRADE TRIP Fred W Downer, in charge of the "board oi trade tour of the adjacent Irrigated district'. Thursday, states that everything is in readiness for ;the trip which starts from the Leth- tiridge hotel at 1.30 sharp tomorrow nfternobn. lie states that it is im- portant that auto owners-make no retsrvations in' their car until notuy- jne him as only the required number oi cars are signed up for the trip as -will accommodate the passengers al- ready on the list. All cars are asked to face south at the Lethhridge hotel when lining up for the start. Passengers., are asked to take their seals in any car they and will pay-. to': the owner of the car lor tho trip. Those wish- ing to make the trip sliciiU notify Mr.. Downer before 3.30 a-m. Thurs- day. Tlie fate oi the slot machine In 'Alberta has been decided. Its life is ,to continue.'The luring clucV ot the card wheel will once more be heard. ,The seal of approval of the supreme court of Alberta lias heen set upon its operations. This is the result of a decision giv- en yesterday at Oalgary by tho su- preme court en bane, on an appeal from conviction for oper- ating a slot machine as a gambling (levice. The'judgM, or rather three of .them, Chief Justice llarvcy bems the only dissenting voice, have decided that Hie slot machine is not a sain- bling deticc, as for every nickel put in, a wad ol gum was given'.in re- Tb'c deoiilon Is a blow have interested themselves in stamping out, this form ot amuse- ment m tJ4 boilers at the time she was torpedoed. "So far as submarines are concern- ed there is no difference between 111 and 2-1.5 Mr. Booth replied. Mr. Carson then asked whether there was any difference between IS knots speed at which the Lusitania was proceeding, whcti attackeii, and 21 knots. AM Boilers Not Workinn Mr. Uoolli replied that no strainer making more than 1J knots was known to have ijcen struck by a tor- pedo from a submarine, until the Lusitania was hit. Haron .Mersey elicited from Mr. Booth that the Lusitania had neither coal nor fire- men enough on hoard to make the trip across under full boiler power. Addressing Sir Edward Carson, Bar- on Mersey said he desired to know where the danger zone began, and whether arrangements could not have been made for the ship to traverse this zone in the dark. The attorney- general promised to endeavor to sup- ply this information. Able Seaman Quinu, who was in the crow's nest of the vessel when she was struck, testified that he saw the torpedo coining and expressed the opinion, that the Lu.sitania coirid not have escaped even if sbs had been go- ing "a hundred knots an hour." The witness said the Uunard com- pany was unable to communicate FUNERAL OF ARCHBIS'HOP LANGEVIN Winnipeg, Man. June The body of Archbishop Lange- vin is expected to reach the city on Saturday morning, and the funeral will take place on Tuesday morning at 19 o'clock from St. Boniface Cathedral. The remains will be laid to rest in the crypt of the Cathedral. British Resume Offensive London, June British ai-my on western front has resumed the offensive. the London, Jimt 18, 2.05 The French Embassy out a statement that the British forces yesterday carried another line of Gsrman trenches to the of Labassee. New York, June honor and the safety of the Statss have'been jeopardized hy the failure of our public servants to provide ade- quately for defence in said Chr.s.'J. Bonaparte, former attorney- iciieral, in an address before the Na- tional Security leagiie here tonight. The speaker referred to a political movement in England some years ago against increases in the BntiMi navy, and added '-We have had a similar party here and it has.more Mian once-obtained the upper hand, just as its brother in sophistry and mischief did in Eng- land Had' the latter succeeded in crippling the British navy, as it per- sistently tried to do, England would today he in the condition of Bel- SMr.' Bonaparte strongly urged the immediate strengthening of the Un- ited States licet. MUST DEVISE SOME MEANS OF INCREASING LIVE STOCK IN WEST Winnipeg, June Manitoba Free Press in an editorial on "Con- serving Live Stock" today says "It has come to the, knowledge of the Free Press that one o! the large cattle and packing industries of Wes- tern Canada has contracted to de' liver in before the end of Oc- tober, 1815, head of cattle, principally young heifers and feeding stock and that these animals are for the purpose of re-stocking the French farms. There.is no question as to bona fides oi the contract. The first ship- ment of cattle wps'tn hpvc been made. I in May, but this! owing to of boats and possibly to the activity of German submarines, was not ac- complished. Preparations, however, arc going forward with a view of getting them across as soon as pos- "Whilc it is apparent that all of these cattle are not necessarily to be drawn from Western Canadian ranches and farms, it is highly prob- able that the greater bulk of them will be purchased in Western Canada. The farmers oi the west have an ab- solute right to sell their at anv age they please, the only limit to'that Tight would be a Dominion government embargo on the ground that the country, in view --f Ac war, cannot spare present or prospective foodstuffs. This is a measure which is not likely to come into force; un- less conditions as to cattle supply become more acute than they are at present. Naturally the government will be slow to move, in view ol the fact that the enttle are for the help and comfort of our French allies. "While the above is true, Press would he negligent in its duty it not point out first to the own- er of young stock, and particularly young''female stock, and second to ithe country at large, that even a very fancy at the moment is reallj poor business. For-a concrete exam- it.is.only necessary .to go back to the past winter, when remount horses were being bought and when in spite of warnings, from 30 to percent, of the horses sent forward for remount purposes were mares, to- day the western provinces, if not actually short of brood mares, have not nearly as many as it would be profitable to breed. A Crime to Sell Them "On .the very heels of the govern- ment demand for remount horses, came government advice to breed ev- ery mare. possible. The writer saw in one draft- of some remount horses, mares that it was nothing 'short fit a crime to allow to go out the country. It was not as if there were no geldings to take their places. Geldings could have been ob- tained. Possibly at that time they ould have cost a little more money, but it would have been the best kind of economy to spend it if by so do- ing the breeding stock had been re- tained in the country (Continued on Pago with the vessel hy wireless except through the admiralty and therefore iiarl given no wireless instructions to Captain Turner. General instructions gnen previously covered the closing of watertight compartments, swing- ing out of boats on entering the dan- ger xone and an order not to slow down to take on a pilot or to lie Liverpool for the tide. It was left to Captain Turner's discretion, to arrange the time oi the vessel's arrival. He said that all he knew relative to warnings issued to intend- ing passengers was what he had read in the English, newspapers, haying received no dispatch on this subject from the New York office oi the com- pany. Captain Had Full Discretion Mr. Booth was cross-eiamined by an attorney representing the surviv- ors as to whether he took any steps to prevent the Lusitania from doing what she did do, namely entering tho war zone ou schedule. The witness replied he did not know what schedule time meant, bub Captain Turner had been given, en- tire discretion. .Air. he. received no word from Captain Turner during the voyage. On the morning .of the day the Lusitania was the Cunard company asked the ad- miralty to communicate with the ship concerning threats against It. One Lifeboat Drill Among the points brought out wan that there was only one lifeboat drift during the voyage. Lord Mersey intimated that the In- quiry might end tomorrow. He be- lieved the commission had all the evi- dence obtainable. ARTHUR PERRY WINS BIG PRIZE AT Calgary, Alta., June ern Canada grain scored another big victory in open competition with the world, according to a tel- egram received this morning by the C.P.R. from San Francisco, which announced that of nineteen exhibits entered In the names of grain growers of western Canada, seventeen were awarded prizes. Arthur Perry of Cardston, Alta., winner of prizes at the Interna- tional Irrigation Congress at Letlv bridge in 1912, and the--Tuisa, Okla., Congress of 1913, as; well as the Wichita, Kansas, exhibition of 1914, has been awarded gold medals for his exhibits of oats, wheat and barley, as well as a sil- ver medal for his exhibition of grasses. Mr. Perry, who is one of the best known grain growers in Ca- nada, has recently enlisted in the 13th and is at present time at the Sarcee Re- serve. Nick Tattinger of has been awarded a gold madit for barley, and another goM al for exhibit of wheat. Mr, Taitinger is known among the gralngrowers of Canada as "the Barley King." Other prize are fol- lows: A. L. Frieberger of Baemno irrigated colony, geld meda! for spelt; O. Hansen of Pincher gold medal for and medal for J. T. Worthjngton of gold medal for wheat and silver medal for flax; A. E. Barnes, Bow Inland, eitver medal for oats; A. Maynard, Eoralne, Man., stiver" rnedaf for wheat; J. Peterson, Raymond, ver medal for timothy. Allege Tobacco Fund Raised by Sinister Influence Toronto, June encourage- ment of smoking among soldiers at the front was unanimously condemn- ed by the members bi the Toronto Methodist conference, yesterday. The resolution! against -which, not a sin- gle dissenting voice was raised, ran N "That while we admire the spirit of loyalty which has actuated .the young men o! our Sunday schools and homes who have gone tp the front, and while we would see them supplied with every possible form of comfort and equipment, at no mat- ter what cost, we deeply deplore the too prevalent presence of the wet canteen and also seriously fear the results from the wholesale'manner in which response is being made to the pressure of certain interests in send- ing tobacco and kindred supplies; to the knowing that many whose lips were pure before have been led to the habit which otherwise might have heen avoided." The resolution was brought before the conference by Rev. George H. Purchase, secretary of the Sunday school committee. BEATS GOVERNMENT TO IT Winnipeg, Man., June The statement was made today that just before the govern- ment's caveat' was filed ag- aiust the estate of Thomas j KeHy, the latter nut his .Winai- peg residence, valued at 000, in his wife's name. Coronation, Alta.; June ing a scuffle in an effort to ejaet Joe Todd, a farmer living a mile, north of Monitor, from hia Har- ness shop, A. C. J.P., injured yesterday, and died short- ly' afterward. Todd, who un- der the influence of liquor at time, is under arrest, Mrs. Buck is Committed Calgary, June 16'. Mrs. Mary Buck, clairvoyant, whose fortune ing caused a furore in Calgary soci- ety circles during the winter months, was committed for trial this morn- mz, charged with supplying drugs for illegal purposes to Mrs. Fanny Fus- ion. The'body of Mrs. who died in the General hospital-ten.days ago under suspicious circumstances and who was a friend of Mrs. Buck's, has been exhumed and the result o( Ute i post, mortem will be tomorrow. ;