Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
Manitoba Lawyer Makes Serious Charge-Names Prominent Men Winnipeg, June 21'. Sensational wire made befoie the royal this morning by 0. I Fuilerton, K.C., of Winnipeg, vvho said he represented fourteen private members of tho Legislature. Mr. r-ul- lerlon, charged that an agreement had Lin entered into between the tvio parties in Manitoba some Vb ago through which the Uoblm was to pay to ic opposition, in return for which I protests were to be dropped. He charged that along in 1U15 an moment was entered into between le old government and certain .mem- ors of the present government where- V the royal commission's inquiry as to be dropped and civil action istituted against Thos. Kelly and ons. According to this agreement, said there were to be enough rc- of Conservative members n the -legislature to give Hie now rjvernmen.t a majority without an ection The oppositioh, he claimed -as permitted to dictate the terms f the statement announcing the old overnment's resignation. Detail of Charges Following are the which Fullcrton declares he is prepared to stablish' rcifjrst_Some months prior to the ast of the house an agrce- nent was made between the late gov- rnmcnt and the then opposition .whereby in consitferation for the pay- ment the late government to he then opposition the sum of 100 all election protests were to be Second-Early in May, 1815, an agreement was made between mem icfs'fofi.tbe late'government and cer tain gentlemen who occupy cabinet the .present government and certain parties' interested in the present ihqujry that the late govern- nent should resign and hand over the reins of office to the present govern- ment on the MONDAY, JUNE 21, 1915 LETHBR1PGE. ALBERTA. Battery Boys Safe in England The first draft of 41 men of the 20th Battery of under command of Lieut. McLelland, has reached Fngland safeftr, and will be quartered at Shorncliffe for some time before crosjlnsirto France to relnf.-roe artillery already at the front. A cablegram received by the Herald Sunday fro'nV; the battery boya announced their safe arrival at Plymouth, England, and stated that the voyage over was pleasant and uneventful. The Journey from Calgary to England was accomplished in remarkably quick time, when compared with the time occupied on the journey of iroops previously crossing. The Battery hoys left Calgary just two weeks last Satur- day night. _________________ NUMBER 161 hood Stubborn (Conj'.mied on page Winnipeg, Man., June the story that the Liberal.s when in opposition had agreed to accept from the late Roblin gov- ernment, and agreed to a deal off the Royal Commission, was pronounced as an unqualified falsehood today by Hon. A. B. Hudson, attorney-general. Premier Norris is out of town. Hudson stated that the govern- ment could not ignore such a charge and a full investigation would have to be held. Hudson admitted that the mode of proced- ure over the resignation of the late government had been dis- cussed, but no money in any shape or form was mentioned. There was no arrangement that the members of the government should resign and their places be taken hy Liberals. Roblin, he un- derstood, made an offer to that effect, which was not accepted. There was no truth, he said in the statement that the Liberals had agreed to make no criminal prosecutions, and on the contrary, it was distinctly understood that it would be the Intention of the new government to enter such ac- tions if the evidence in support was available. Hillcrest Miners Return to Work Hillcrest, June British and Italian miners here who refused tr work in the mines .with-the Austn ans and relufucd ti work, believing that'satisfactory mea sures will ultimately be taken by thi authorities towards the proper intern ment of the offensive aliens. A meet ing oi the miners at Coleman Satur day night resulted in an agrccmen to remain at work. Bomb Damages Walkerville Factory, Dynamite Under Windsor Armory, Detroit Germans Blamed for Acts London Juno 21 and VI- fighting obstinately on Hie line of tho record a series of successes still Wereszyca River, in the region of nbroken in the Galician campaign, 'he latest report from Austrian head- carters announces "a new and com- lete victory." The Russians, however, are still Grodek, a short distance west of Lem- berg. Petrograd admits the Anstro-Ger- man forces have made further ad- vance in the Dneister district and to the north of Lemberg. u TURKS ARE Great Successes now Within Grasp of Brit- CLAIMING SUCCESSES London, June forc- es on the Galllpoli Peninsula took the offensive Sunday, and the of- ficial announcement from Con- stantinople says they inflicted heavy losses on the Franco-Bri- tish left wing. Windsor, Ont., June overall factory of the Peabody Co.. Ltd., located in Walkerville, was partially wrecked by the ex- plosion of 3 bomb, early today. The company is said to have just completed an order of Bri- tish uniforms. Shortly after the explosion in the overall factory, 27 sticks of dynamite were discovered under- the rear of the Windsor armory. The dynamite had been attached to a time fuse, which had been fei for 3.15 a.m.. but the fuse had burned out. It is said that 200 men slept in the armory last night and had the dynamite exploded the whole building would have been wrecked. Horace B. Peabody, head of the overall factory, expressed the be- lief that the bombs had plac- ed by "German sympathizers from Detroit" Police and 'military authorities are working together on the case. The property damaged was esti- mated at between and 000. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE During the forenoon the auth- orities began a search for two men and a woman, who were seen carrying a suit, case in the vicinity of the armory late Sun- day evening. When the attempt to destroy the dlicovered today, twenty-six sticks of dynamite found concealed in a suit- case beneath the' wall in the rear of the building. The fuse cap at- tached to the dynamite under the armory had exploded, blowing off the top of the suit case in which the explosive was hidden, and the fact that the main charge did not explode is considered miraculous. A young man living in Detroit was taken into custody early to. day, but released after investiga- tion. The overall company had just begun work on a large consign- ment of shirtsj for British sol- diers, after completing the order for uniforms. ish and Sacrifice Hordes .-French Take Prisoners Paris, June battle in northern France has now reached such intensity as to make it rank as one of the greatest struggles of the war. Along a front of about six miles the Germans have been forced to concentrate eleven di- visions. In the fighting on both sides there are a quarter of a million men engaged." The British and French losses are heavy, but the results already obtained and the promise of those which lie within their grasp, more than justify the terrific effort which has been made. Since this battle started the French have taken more booty than fell to them as a result of the victory on the Marne. They have made over pri- soners since the offensive start- ed, and Inflicted extremely heavy losses in killed and wounded. The flower of General Foch's army is still pursuing its thrust for Vimy and Lens. Hand-to-hand fighting marks ev- ery hour of the day and night. FURTHER ADVANCES Further successes in north, western France to the north of Arras, as well as In Lorraine and in the Vosges, was reported to- day by the French war office. In Lorraine the capture of the Ger- man's first line positions for a distance of nearly a mile, is an- nounced. The fighting here of unusual violence, and the Ger- man trenches were filled with dead. Land in England May Dismiss Gov. Cameron TO VISIT BRITAIN tf, -IK' Ottawa, Ont, J.une nounceihenl was made here to- day that Major-General Hughes leaves next week for England, where he will inspect the sec- olid Canadian division. 31 Douglas Cameron, Lieut.-Governor, of using his authority in an unconstitu- tional way, the Telegram, organ pi ;the Conservative party, today hints that Cameron may be dismissed by the federal government. It says in "Public affairs in Manitoba are iapidly approaching the point where the intervention by some authority Accusing' Sir outside of the province and superior to any within it, will he found to be advisable for best interests of all concerned. The Telegram believes that even at the present time the great majority of our people would wel- ,come such intervention. The situation calls for drastic action." Sir D. Cameron was appointed July 1911, and his term therefore has about a year to run. Youth in Need of Money Com- mits Offense and Gels Three Months these facts into consideration, for he sentenced accused to three months' with a sentence of two months ho is now serving for returning to Canada after deportation. His honor was anxious to know how it came about that accused's wife remained in Canada after he was deported, hut Crown Prosecutor W. M. Campbell, R.C., informed the court the circumstances were not known. Has Suggestions On Organization of Home Guards .Maclebd, June most distress- ing case Was dealt with by Judge McNeill'in the district court today, when S. A; Bowman, alias Hoy W. Brislovv, appeared before his honor on a charge oi uttering a. forged-cheque for at Parkland in May last. nlcail-1 P 1Ui ---JT connection withU-he home; guards here. His scheme is to divide the city into .small districts and to make one Fernie, B.C., June to The pertaining to the internment camp and its occu- pants has been ultra uuiet for the last two or three days, the internes behaving themselves ill perfect sub- mission to the orders of the officers in charge and receiving good and civil treatment The habeas corpus pro- ceedings are going along in the regu- lation legal grooves, and a hearing Is set. for tomorrow at Vancouver he- fore Mr. Justice Macdonald. The sratessnt in a Friday's news- sheet that 365 soldiers under com- mand of Major Mason at Ca'jgary were being held under waiting orders officials would say anything regarding! Authorities Clash That there .is some confusion be- weeu the Dominion and provincial authorities over the action taken here, when all alien enemies not married were interned. IB evident, but to what extent this exists is mere speculation. By some it is thought that the Dp- ninion officials have refused responsi- bility for the actions ot the provin- cial officers and'advised the release of the 325 men in the detention camp, a step for which the provincial auth- orities will not take the responsibility. It is evident that action is heine de- ferred until the result of the legal ac- ion has beeri'made known; and eaually evident here that such action, if it results In freeing the applicants GERMANS CLOSE ON LEMBERG was passed he told the judge i was to the effect at the time of the first oil responsible position man.responsible for each district When "an alarm comes in the heads of loom he held some from the labed certain ot their funds to invest in oil slock for this offence he was ccntral Itried and sentenced, to a term of im- Ipnsonmcnt, and being of United Iptates nationality he was ordered to deported, but his wife, who was -iick WT; loft behind m this Icountrv. After being deported he him- also was ill and unable to do- much work, hut when he recovered sufficient 1} he came back to Canada with the nroa of taking his wife, who -is still sick, back with him His however, gave out and he the offence solely for the purpose of helping hib wife There vvas no reason to doubt the [accuracy qf the story and in passing Mtence tin undoubtedly took ail the men in their district so that the entire male population of fighting age can he" mustered in a ven short time Another scheme which seems to be a very good one is the organisation o! a motorcycle squad in connection with the guard' for ansvv cling alarms in the countrv This idea should take well with the owners of motorsycles, and that this jiud should soon prove its cfticiency Another suggestion lint sounds prcttj ijood is to make 6lli street, between 3rd and 4th a.cnues, the drill ground, instead of the mounted police grounds 'this vvould be made possible bv closing the block to traf- fic when drilling is going on and vvould make operations independent ol Weather conditions. London, June Austro-Ger- man forces are closing in on Lembera, the capital of Galicia. The German war office today an- nounced the capture of Rawa miles north-of the city. Emperor William has gone to the eastern arena to direct the campaign, which, his generals be- .lieve, is near a successful con- clusion.. The Emperor was pre- sent at one of the battles near Grodek, west of Lemberg. SUBMARINE TRIP TO ST. LAWRENCE: MEETS RIDICULE Tokio, 'June reaching this city from Vladivostok are thai munitions of war intended, for the use of the Russian armies at the front'are arriving at that seaport in great quantities. So heavy are the shipments that facilities to forward them by railway through Siberia are lacking." The Russians have placed rush orders. for_cars and locomotives in the United States in an endeavor to overcome this. Winnipeg, Man., June steamship Megantic, carrying the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Canadian Mount- ed Rifles, arrived in England night word to this effect having been received in Winnipeg today. The landing was at Plymouth. The western contingent consist- ed of the 1st C.M.R. from Brandon and Winnipeg, and the 2nd and 3rd from Victoria, B.C., and Medi- cine Hat. They will go to the front as dismounted infantry. ANNUAL PICNIC OF U.F.A AT MILK RIVER A SUCCESS Milk'River, June good crop. After the speaking was over the crowd adjourned across the a spot as could he found in Southern iAlberta, the old. Sickler Ranch on the Milk River, in Township 2, Range (Continued on Page Ottawa, Out., June No alarm is expressed here over a rumor thafGer- many may attempt to send submar- ines to the vicinity of the mouth of the St. Lawrence river. if it were possible for the sub- marines to cross the Atlantic, they cou'id scarcely hope to establish a base from which to operate. At a dis- tance so far from home large stocks of oil and supplies would.be required.. The rumor is regarded here as lit- tle short of ridiculous. Dr.Watson Joins the 7th. Brigade Dr. Watson, the veterinary in charge of tie-West Lethbridge quar- antine station, has received an ap- pointment as a veterinary in one of ftbe artillery'brigades, in..the cast and leaving for Kingston on Thursday evening. It is thought that Dr. Wat- son will be connected with the 7th "brigade under Lieut.-CoI. Stewart; as he was formerly .connected with the 25th Battery. FOUND DYING- BY CANAL Depot at Cadillac r n t j Welland Canal, and a prominent cit; is Burglarized ___ __ (fin nf HlP raYlftl 111 A FOUR-LEGGED CHICKEN .Milk River, June Duncan D. Klpfaen, one" of the best know'n and'most progress- ive farmers in 'the country east of Milk River, possesses a monstrosity in the lien line. In a bunch of chickens hatched ten days ago. there was one bird with four-legs. It is still living and shows every indica- Regina, June depot at lvlnE unconscious by the canal last nielft It is not known whether his and sto.en iKSSl or whether he was ceve on an inspection trip of the canal in his buggy yesterday, and was ioum are working on the hy highwaymen. jiiii-s___________ i iioa nf beinc hea'ithy enough to survive'until 1Mb1 fit. for the table, when it will have the un- usual attraction of being pos- sessed of -four "drumsticks The rhicken is of the Rhode Island Red variety morning. As there had been ram nearlv every day during the week peopl'e were a little fearful .that they would make the trip and .probably, be caught in a storm as the'heavens were heavily clouded until noon. Howe'ver, it turned out to he an ideal picnic dav except for, .the very heavy rainstorm which began to fall while the dancing was in pro- gress in the evening The Milk River at the Sickler ranch is heavily treed, and the old ranch house now occupied hy Mr. Fred Leslie is as pLctureeqiic- Iv located as one could desire It is surrounded hy trees, and flowers and vines almost cover the entile build- ing. Along the liver at this point there are those peculiar formations of limestone which are characteristic 01 the Milk River in this section of the country. People came from far and near to attend the picnic At noon fam-ues with their friends gathered about and had dinner in true picnic btvle Right alter dinner the crowd gathered at the dancing pavilion to listen to a couple of speeches, the speakers be ing W. A. Buchanan, Sf P and S J Shepherd, of Lcthtmcige, both of whom paid high tribute to the splen did work being done bv the UFA, and they also complimented the dis- Weather Interferes With the Italians met during the season and Milk iiver won by a score of 7 to 6 in :a 'ame that was full of lively incidents and remarkable iorvthe good playing In the evening there was an old-time Bow cry Dance, and it was being thor- oughly enjoyed up until the moment the ram fell and caused the crowd to disperse. ADMITS CANADIAN LOSS TOTALS NEARLY Ottawa, Juno casu allies at the front since the war commenced are rapidly, approaching the grand total sustained by tho.i taken from tho-e engaged at Hill No Ihe Dutish lost 13-, officers killed 80 promises to eqSaJ that o! the and 43i wounded in the Crimea The nm, famous and historic battles o! Canadians have already lost over 100 OU, plUIIIlacn uu novv famous and historic battles Inkerman, "Balacl-.va Alma and Bntiih forces during the entire Crimean war. The .toll of dead and wounded from the Canadians at: the battles ot St Julien, the Orchard, and Festubert. together with that Thc total British troops in tho in killed and wounded Crimea numbered men Canada Canadian casualties m has already placed at the front been in England, though only about exceed killed, half of these have yet neen in action I missing at Crimea ill battles in engaged will wounded and London, June the. Ital- ian front, bad weather is again in- terfering with orjerations, but the latest Italian official statement records important successes. 1915 CLASS CALLED. TO FRONT London, June writer m we Cologne Gazette says that 'a liart the 1915 class of recruits gone Into banacks It has hitherto been one of the boasts of the German press that has not had to call up the recruits whose training would normally begin October 1 of the present year. DE WET GUILTY Bloenifontein, Union of South Africa, Juno 21, via general Christian De Wet, one of the leaders of the South African rebellion, against the British government; was today found guiltv of 'treason on eight counts Sentence was de- ferred until tomorrow The charge against the King's Ho- tel Co Ltd of harboring a police- man duty was this morning dismissed bv 1'oiire Magistrate El- ton The charge was laid agarnst the Hotel Company hf Chief of Police Skelton, vvho claimed that Constable Bunce, who was found unconscious in the basement of the King's Hotel Tuesdaj morning last, had been un- lawfully harbored while on duty. Bunce went into the lobby of the ho- tel at about 2 am, and sat down after a hiiet conversation with the clerk A couple nf hours later he was found on the floor very sick He was carried down stairs and left there till nearly eight o'clock before the polire were notified He was found unconscious and removed to the Gait Hosmlal where he still lies uncon- sc-ous and m a serious condition His orship said that while the crane was a very serious one and punishable with a severe penalty, there were m this case extenuating circumstances The clerk, he said, according to his own testimony, new at the work, that having been the first night that he had been on night duty He was without experi- ence in that line and had no prece- dent to go bv. Also he did not real- ize the seriousness of Cottswble Bunco's condition The same applied to the bartender who had- acted very unvviselv out not with criminal m- tent The situation not" as 'the result of a wilful violation of the law but as the result o! carelew- ness and foolishness, His.WofWiip said 'Accordingly verv strongly the of bothi these men, he found that he did find them guilty of eriminlil iBttat, and so dismissed the ewe.