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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Austrians Take Proceedings to Nullify Action of the B. C. Authorities in Placing Them in Deten- tion in Case is Intense Fernie, B. C., June 17. (Special j? 1-08 worked TURKISH TROOPS REPULSED London, June 17, 12.33 Turkish troops in the Dardanelles have been repulsed in their at- tempt to re-capture trenches lost by thorn to the British oh June 12, according to an official state- ment on situation in the Dar- danelles made public here today. SAYS CRUISER SUNK According to a Constantinople report a Turkish aviator has seen a British warship of the Agamem- non tvpc aground near the Dar- danelles entrance.. Her deck was almost submerged. Official den- ial was made in London recently of reports that the Agamemnon had been sunk. When Will He Meet His Waterloo to the internment pro- ceedings carried out. here hy the pro- vincial police resulting in the intern- ment of 321 aliens, mostly Austro- Huugariaii subjects, will lie taken to tlw courts on a writ oi habeas cot- pus proceedings under the act have neen started here by Mr. T. T. Mc- Redy an attorney from Cranbrook. .Two test cases are being submitted to test, the validity of the intern- ment by the provincial authorities. Martin Bovrosky, an Austrian suh- teot, born in 1891, came to Canada .with iiis parents when seven years old, and has attended the Ferine eohools for five rears. He speaks fluently, ami has been in Canada over since his arrival in ISfll, excepting four years spent at work in tlie United States. When he saw the notices on the bill boards di- recting all foreigners to report, he did so and sweats he has strictly conformed to all tiic requirements un- der the proclamation of August lo, !9H. Austrian Well Off Steven Janostln, the other appli- cant, also Austrian, came to Canada Creek ever since, lie vears old and has worked lamp house it Coal Creek for a long time These applications will made before Mr. Justice W. A. Mac-i... Donald in Vancouver on Monday next j... at eleven o'clock. Bovrosky has mon- cv and all uncle living on a ranch in is well oil, and wants his. nephew to make liis home with him until.the war is oier. Colonel McKay, D.O.C. for tills dis- trict, was instructed by the Domin- ion authorities to take up with the. provincial officials, tlie question of releasing the interned men who Iiaiej not contravened the'provisions of the proclamation of August 15, last, and the provincial constable, Colin S. Campbell, has instructions to hold all men until further instructions. The ihtrrnec! men are all very quiet and orderly, are receiving good care and attention, but there is consider- able speculation as to the result oi tho application lor freedom under habeas corpus proceedings. The whole situation is a peculiar one and all along the Pass the de- Paris, June Beach Neodhani, an American writer, has been killed in a fall of a military aeroplane. KAISER It was the PruBBlans who, on the evening of June 18, Just one hundred years ago, came to the aid of the British under Welling- ton on the battlefield of Water- loo, In Flanders, and helped to ergon the last remnants of the of Napoleon, would-be ruler of the world, vvho had collected a vast French army In a last effort to accomplish his great ambition. 'Today, It is the British and French who, on almost the same battleground, are straining every effort to accomplish the over- throw of another would-be world ruler, Kaioer Wilhtlm, the per- sonification of that military mon- strosity which is the actual out- growth of the Prussianism that developed after Blucher's guards had aided Wellington in the de- feat of Napoleon in 1815. Kaiser VVMhelm is a mightier power than Napoleon. His is a more dangerous ambition. The allied powers are fighting loday that this autocrat may be over- thrown, and the civilization of the world no longer threatened by a militarism that is worse than barbarism. The Kaiser's Waterloo is close at hand. Concentrate Huge Forces in New Attempt to Invade Russian and Austrians Ad- vance in Russian Gains COXSON IS FACING MURDER CHARGE IN MACLEOD COURT velopments are watched with intor est. Believe that Graft Funds are Hidden in Secret Box -Winnipeg, June tlie, manager of the -Royal Triist Company had.refused him access to Dn E. M. Simpson's .safe deposit box, was the testi- mony given this, morning hefbre the Royal Com- mission hy Hon. G. B. Cold-well. The committee decided to cable Simpson for authority to open the box. It is helieved some of the fund which was used .to pay Salt to stay away is in this box. Hon. Eohert "Rogers has been subpoenaed, possibly in connection Jwith some of the code telegrams which were filed as evidence by the C. P. S'. It is not known when he iwill appeal'. Mncleod, Alia., June to' The DeWH Franklin Coxson, the Pearce rancher, faced Mr. Justice Walsh in Supreme court this morning, to answer to the charge of murdering John Zoleuian, another wealthy Pearce farmer, early last May, as a result of a quarrel over school board affairs. Coxson entered court at 18 o'clock, looking vary well, although his ner- vousness increased as the trial pro- ceeded.: When the grave charge was read to him he pleaded "Not guilty." His defence is being conducted by Colin Macleod and S. Gray, while W. M. Campbell, Crown prosecutor, is conucting the prosecution. W. R. Brand of Stavely is foreman of the jury, with H. O. Walker of Stavely J. A. Jeffway of Claresholm, O Fraser of Pincher Creek, S. Cooper of. Stavely and S. Maihesou of Graruim, as his co-jurors. Selecting the Jury, Crown Prosecut- or Campbell challenged one man, and the next man up he merely merely told to ?od objected toi n aside Colin Maclc Dinl, p.1TTin this procedure, saying (hat Mr. Camp- bell should have challenged the juror in the proper manner. Judge Walsh reserved decision on the point, which i has never before been raised in court. Two witnesses were heard morning. J. Teersteg and .Miss Lay- cock, the school teacher at Pearce. Coxson, it will .be remembered is fac- ing the murder charge as a result of his Quarrel with. Zoieman over iiic suspeniion of Goxson's son from school by Miss Laycofk. The-quar- rel took place at the school board Zoteman to meet him at a certain place. Zoieman was afterwards found in an unconscious condition from gun shot wounds, lying on the roadside. The evidence of: tlie two witnesses this morning was substantially the 1 same as they gave at the preliminary hearing. Evidently Coxson's defence will be based on an endeavor to show that Zoteman was a bully. This was indi- cated by the cross-examination of Teersteg, by Colin Maoleod, who tried to elicit the statement that Zoteman was of a fighting temperament. Teersteg said be only saw Zoteman London, June cam- paign against the Russians, on which the Germans are now con- centrating their efforts is devel- oping another phase in a violent attack in Russian Poland. An official communication from Pet- rograd contains the admission that the Germans have occupied additional villages near Shavll, in the Baltic region, but states that the Russians regained lost ground hear Przasnyzs. It is in the vicinity of Przasnysz, which lies to the north of Warsaw, the Germans apparently mak- ing their most determined effort on the Polish frontier, although the fortress of Ossowetz again being attacked. Gallclan campaign has reached a critical stage, in view of the continued success of the Austrians and the Germans. A Petrograd communi- cation says little of the battle along the San, but states the Rus- sians have won some advantages in the fighting further south In the Dneister region. ATTACKED meeting, -after which Coxson invited ternoon. in a temper once. Later he admitted living Iipnrd that Zoteman wanted to fight." Zoteir.nn was a much bigger man than Coxson. The trial is -being resumed this af- Montreal. -Juno 17-The Canadian Pacific liner Moiitfort arrived here last night and her officers re- ported that the steamer was attacked by a submarine when' one day out from Avonmoutli, England. The Montfort's officers thought, they were due for de- struction, but the steamer Demara came up m the nick of time and shelled the submarine, causing it to dive. Before it dared to come up again the C.P.E. 'liner escaped. So hard did the engineers push the Montfort that her machinery broke down the next day. She therefore took 17 days on the trip ordin- arily covered in ten. Wool-buyers who came up from the east last week to purchase the wool clip o! southern Alberta, claim they were brought here under a misap- prehension. They slate that the wool at ttrcir disposal for selection and purchase. Instead oi this, they found some of the clip Irad already been sold to local buyers, and that the prices the growers wanted for the, .balance of the clip were too high for them handle. The eastern buyers have returned without making any pur- chases here. The wool growers claim they will he able to get a good price for their Inter on. Business Men are Touring District Twenty-eight autos loft the Leth- bridge hotel today on the hoard of trade tour of the irrigated district. They were filled with an enthusiastic crowd of business men of the city, who will undoubtedly be more en- thusiastic anil confident over the prospects of the countryside when ltlll. they return at six o'clock. The tour Mr. Lloyd George's _ conferences will take in the Coaldale London, June government appears to have abandoned, at least for the present, any idea of resorting to compulsory organization of indus- tries for the production ot muni- tions. David Lloyd George, minister of munitions, when he first broached the idea of compulsion in public, was vigorously attacked by radicals and labor members who strongly opposed compulsion cither in recruiting for the army or for industrial purposes, arguing that .such methods would produce in Great Britain the evils seen in the Gentian military sys- tem. ITALIANS REPORTING SUCCESSES London, June ad- vices from the Italian army head- quarters report the Italians as gaining advantages aii along the front, particularly in the Adige Valley, which to Trent. On the Isonzo front, whore centres the battle for the possesiion of Trieste, Italian successes also are announced. the expcrimft'itftl farm, __.....__ nurseries as well as some of the farms of the irrigated j district, where the crops are excep- tionally good this year. Drilling at Beaver Well Progressing R. G. Thomas, manager oE the Beaver well in the Sweetgrass field, reports that his well is down 1908 feet and Is in hard shale. There is no gas tho gas-producing strata .having fcaeu driven through. Owing to the bad state of the roads, opera- on the leaver, as well as other welle hivo been held up. of late. Fliel cannot be hauled out except In small quantities. This explains why tho nrogreas' of the Beaver has not been Dartiouiarly rapid in the last three Manager Thomas would give no Statement of the prospects at present. SHERIFF'S REWARD 11000 Bakor Ore., June Sher- iff R. P. Anderson returns from Salem he win find a cheque for is his reward (or finding the J7000 gold bullion or the Rainbow mine, was stolen when the Rainbow- Durkee stage was held up in Bye val ley.'April-M. with Hie union leaders has resulted in an agreement upon a hill which will ho introduced in the house next week. This bill will be rushed with ail possible haste. The bill will give tin; government power to prohibit strikes or lockouts prejudicial to the national interest in tlie controlled factories and will provide tliat all questions of wages and conditibns oi employment be settled by a specially appointed tribunal. The bill contains no provision compulsion or even compulsory tration by the male pop That it is more than likely that that the Fernic internes .will be brought to the Lethbridge detention camp was the intelligence deduced by the Herald from a conversation wilh Colonel McPherson, inspector of de- tention camps for the Dominion, who spent Tuesday inspecting the internes at Ferule and yesterday morning in- spected the local camp, in charge of Capt. Birnio. Col. JlcFherson said that there was no truth in the report that a camp would be established at Morrisscy or at any other point in thn Pass, but would' make no definite statement as to the disposition of the Forme in- ternes. This may mean that" the in- ternes in the pass, to the number oi about 300, will be sent to the Letli- bridge camp. In regard to the rumor -that some of the internes here would he moved to B.inlt to work road, Capt. Birnie made the following statement, "i would not lie surprised if a few of the internes at the local camp were sent to the HanK district to work on the roads. If they arc, their number is sure to he made up by more internes irom this district. It is probable that the camp Will be established at Castle, ten miles west oi Banff, if it is established at all. Big Camp at Castle to the Calgary Herald, Illustration Farm Sites are Selected The sites for thirteen of the "illus- tration which will be cropped in'accordance with the instructions of the experts of: the Dominion Govern- ment department of Agriculture, have been selected. Professor H. Fairfield, m superintendent of the experimental j confined to his bed ine station here, has iust returned to the city, after having travelled carefully over the southern Alberta district, in company with several'other experts. The government, in conducting these "illustration rents forty acres on a three-year lease from farm- ers in the district. The government pays five dollars ner acre for the land for London, June The Britiih steamer Strathnalrn torpe- doed Wednesday, off the Scilly Islands and sunk. Twenty-two members of the crew, including the captain, were drowned. _ COUNT ZEPPELIN SERIOUSLY London, June The Exchange Telegraph Co. has received a dis- patch from Us Amsterdam correSf pondent. who says a message nas been received in Amsterdam, from Derlin giving the information that Count Zeppelin, inventor of the fa- Rferman dirigible baKoon, is seriously ill with broncnilis, and is Count has not been able to keep ippointmettt to visit imperial head- quarters. Could Easily Recruit Two Battalions Here "We could easily recruit two bat- talions of men for the mounted rifles in was the statement of Sgt. Balchellor, who is assisting Major James of Calgary, in recruit- ing for the 13th 0. M. R. The num- ber required from Lethbridge were easily obtained and the recruiting of- ficers are very pleased with the class oi men. They" are mostly old soldiers who have seen active service and phy- sically measure up to requirements officers. Nearly all of .the recruits were employed men. A considerable number were turned down as the au- thorities were anxious to recruit on- Iv the most fit. Although twenty-five men were to have been enlisted here, on account- of recruiting at Calgary the number required was reduced to fifteen Fifteen men were aleo recrait- ed at Macleod and three at Olarw- holm. It is expected that another draft -of several hundred men will Klcally mcaoun. "i- ---j-------- which were strictly observed by the M.R. ra -o se leave Calgary next week from the 0.. Sink Transports London, June Star re- ceived today a dispatch from Ath- ens, saying that news had bsen received there from Mudros that a British submarine torpedoed and sunk three Turkish transports loaded with troops, in the Darda- nelles above Nagara. Troops and crews are said to have been drowned. :meut of Agri- lant Use crou which the inspector says, prepare the land according to direction, and har- ulsory rcgis-1 ,ssllca DJ. tho ..-.inlation., but, Ho [S to nl will enable the opening of rolls volunteers who are prepared to work in any factory controlled by the go'v- ernme'nt for a period of six months.. In all such controlled establishments producing munitions, restrictive rules and practices of trades unions will be suspended and profits oi employers limited. of his fi large internment camp is to be es- tablished at Castle, near Banff, tvhore all A.ustrians are to be interned. It understood that these men will be put to work on the roatl from Banff to Castle. The guard for this camp is to he taken from the active militia, and the 103rd Calgary Rifles will sup- ply tlie detachment which will be un- der the command of Captain C. II. S pence. Charge Hotel Co. With Harboring Policeman ANOTHER WAR LOAN London, July 17. Premier Asquith announced in the House of Commons that Chan- cellor of Exchequer Reg- inald McKenna would intro- duce another loan hill on Mon- day next. Unofficially it has been sug- gested "that the amount of the vote probably would be w dollars per acre rent, in Carmangay. addition to the entire crop off the land In other words, he is paid for doing his own work in a certain way and in accordance with the latest Alberta which will have "illustration the following: Empress, Genuer, Medicine Hat, Whltla, Bow Island, Grassy Lake, Manvberries. Foremost, Milk River, >eek, Macleod and A. rather serious charge against the King's Hotel Co., Ltd, North Ward, has been laid by Chief Skelton of. the city police, as a result of the case of Constable Bunce. who was taken, ill the other night' while on duly, and was taken caro of at the 'hotel. The Chief is charging the hotel company with "harboring a policeman while oh which is a provision of the Liquor License Ordinance of the pro- vince. The case was tried by Magistrate Elton this morning, and remanded un- til June 21 for a decision. It seems, according to evidence tak- eii lliis morning, that' Constable Bunce went into the hofol at 2 a.m.. and sat down, chatting for a moment with the clerk. clerk paid no at- tention to MM, being out ot the room he came in and found Bunco very sick. Me helped him down to the basement, and made him comfortable, there. At 6 o'clock, two hours later, the bartender, who went down to see the constable, discovered him lying apparently asleep. It was not until 6.40, however, that he telephoned the police station, and then lie asked for constables lie knew there, Wallace and Wlggs. Neither of these men were in, and the bartender left, word for them to call. He did not telUhu man at the Ipoice station what was wrong. It was not for some time after that; that the Chief was noti- fied, and Constable Bunce taken to the hospital. It appeaj-s that- the three night men at the police 'station when they missed Bunce from his beat, went out REH TO LEAVE Fernie June Agent, Di Castro, is expecting instructions by mail with regard to der the notice to hold all Italians in readiness to proceed to Italy to-join their respective organizations, but as vet nothing further than the tele- graphic notice has reached him. These instructions he expects at any time, as there is said to be a sailing from New York on the 7th of July, and it is expected that some men iron! here will be ordered to join the lirst Geo. Barnes, M. P., the Blitilh bor leader, who is tonling Canada with a view to securing skilled la- bor for the factories of the old country, will visit Lethbrtdge prob- ably this week. His intention to come here was contained In i, to- Mayor Hardio this moimig. -Mr Barnes is now in Calgary. He will probably stay there a day or two before coining here. Nearly 70 applications from mechanics wanting work in the old country have l received by City.Cleik Stevens. liMn Govt.WillGive Unemployed Work on Scrub Lands Calgary, June special des- patch to the Herald Irom Ottawa iniirnmi-nis re-1 says that steps are being taken te- j of thc unemploy- ed problem in the west. Settlers on today, but .Chief ffelsby, of) nolfce. reports that i not being interned, but are ordered to report regularly. The sh.ow.cry weather weather which has prevailed lot severil dajs has degenerated inlo a stejdy ram this afternoon and people arc beginning to wish for more sunshine. GREAT NORTHERN TO FORECLOSE Vancouver, BC, June J Toomey of the staff of the Great Northern Railway at St. Paul today obtained an order for foreclosure ;.of a mortgage of against the missed-Bunce from his beat, went our a rcoriBaise 01 and looked for him, but could not find World building erected several juars him. ago. amount of tillable area on their hold- ings. -The federal authorities with thc consent of these settlers, will utili'J the services- Of the unemployed to clear large areas of scrub land and make the cost a first charge on the land The areas would i this waj be groatlj increased and man; men employed who would cure a useful knowledge o( the work required .is homesteaders Farmers who wish to have their land cleared are to notifv the immigration itics and those wishing employment will communicate with therBtnie' au- thorities or register aUhe Dem Lands offices'. ;