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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETMBKJDGE, ALBERTA THURSDAY, JUNE 23. HUB NUMBER 103 U S. IS ON THE VERGE OF WAR WITH MEXICO Have Made Unconditional Acceptance of Allies' Terms Under Pressure In an All-night Attack on the French Lines at Verdun, Enemy Makes .Gains London, June by Greece of all the demands of the entente powers is reported by the Reuter's Athens correspond- ent. He cables that M. Zaimls, to whom the formation of the new cabinet is said to have trusted, went to the French lega- tion during a conference there of the entente ministers last night, and announced in the name of King Constantino that Greece had yielded fully. Zaimts Makes Announcement Athens, via London, June Greece has accepted uncondition- ally the demands made by the en- tente powers. This decision was communicated to the French lega- tion by M. Zaimis. The new cabi- net will be made up on non-politi- cal tines, even including one or two adherents of former Premier Venizelos. Late tonight the sound of a heavy explosion drew a crowd to the home of M. Venizelos, ow- ing to groundless fears that an attempt on his Mfe had been iru.de; No Government Yet Athens, via Londpiirr-yr dor from the entente powers Greece has accepted without! reserve the demands Dreaented today j in the joint note by Great Britain, France and-Russia. At the most cri-i tical moment Greece was without a j government. Premier Skouldoudls! late today announced to the cham- ber of deputies, the resignation of himself and his associates in the-cab- inet and tlie failure for the present to obtain successors to them. Before f became known thai Greece had de- cided to yield it was said in govern- ment circles that it would''.be an im- possibility to accede to the demands. Agemmanon Schillnmn, former Greek minister, at Washington, and now member of the chamber of deputies, on being asked what the government intended to do replied: "How can we voluntarily renounce the sovereignty of our country." King Constantino returned hastily to Athens. All troops in the city were ordered under arms. The deputies were summoned to the chamber where Premier Skouloudis announced that lie had resigned. Tho chamber ad- journed immediately, cheering the re- tiring ministers as IheyJeft the build- ing. The people of Athens remained calm and talk of non-compliance with the demands of the allies apparcntb' awakened no widespread spirit of re- sistance. Demands presented by the entente powers to Qreece. according to the newspaper Nea.Hcmera, were: Paris. June violent at- 1 tacks lasting all night the Germans 1 captured the front line trenches l-e- tween Fumin wood and Chenois in j 'the A'enlun sector, according to the of- 1 licial statement issued today by the war office. Germans attacked in force on both isides of the Mouse after the usual heavy bombardment. The atiack on the slope of Head Man's Hill was checked by grenade detachments, ac- i cording- to oflicia! statements. On j the righty bank of the river Meuse there were violent engagements west and south of Fort Vatix during which the Germans gained a foothold in a i corner of Fumin woods but were im- mediately driven out. Later they re- turned to the attack when some of the trenches were captured. A Ger- man grenade assault north of Hill: i 321 was stopped by French fire. To Lecture To-night on Canada's Wheat Problem W. Sanford former mayor of and OIK: of the fore-, most economic: f-tudenls in Canada, is a suest of LethbridKC citizens to- day, and will lecture in the V. M. C. A. auditorium at. S o'clock, on the wheat problem of Canada. At this evening, the citizens are tendering a banquet, to Mr. Bvans. under the auspices of the Board of Trade and Women's Civic Club, at the Y. M. C. A., to which admission is by ticket. It is expected that a large number will be present at tlie banquet. The lecture will commence at S o'clock and admission to this will be free. Mr. Evans; will speak of the wheat problem in all its phases, referring chiefly to the problems of transportation and marketing. This is a lecture which should he heard by all citizen's, and it is fully ex- pected that a large number of farm- ers will also be in attendance. Mr. Evans is a very pleasing speaker and exceedingly well versed on his subject. GERMANS RUSHING TO RELIEF London, June Ger- man divisions, men, uiseii hurried eastward to check the Russian offensive bearing down upon Lorn berg, Geneva dispatches reported to- day. LIBERALS GAIN MORE SEATS IN N.S. June est returns tonight show that in Nova Scotia provincial elec- tions, held on Tuesday, :ji' Lib- erals and 1! Conservatives were elected, p. majority of 21 for the Liberals. The additional seals for the government were obtained in t T, Inverness county, where two Locomotive Liberals were elected instead Here Gets Small Damages of one Liberal and one Conser- vative, as was ut first reported .Donald MacLennan M.P.P., and John C. Bourinot were elected with majorities of 355 and 71 respectively, AM C. P.1 FAILS jMr. Justice Ives Takes Case from j Jury and Dismisses The Action for Wrongful Dismissal Complete general'demobilization; Xo. of .the chief of police of Athens; No. pro-entente sentiment not .to be suppressed; No. 4 of agents spreading German propaganda. Fernie and Cranbrook Report Creek. Waters Water Supply Cut Off Macleod. June 2L--Alfred Hall, merly locomotive foreman at tho C. j P. R. yards, L-ethbridge, was F470 damages in his suit against tlie JO. P. R; for wrongful dismissal, heard i by Justice Ives here today. The following jury was sworn: J. S. r, Blake. W. A. Gregg, Geo. Ferris (Nan-' H. S.-Oats and C. AAr. Gallagher i l and AV. A. Fraser, Pinrher Train service on tlie Crow's Nest at is still tied up but pass- engers are transferred and every ef- fort is "being made to get people to their destination. The Kettle ley lines are being drawn into use and many passengers are being rout- ed over that road to save the trouble on the main line. Commissioner Freeman stated this morning that the river here was sink- ng rather than rising and with a few cool days the danger on this .side'of the mountains will be over. Recede 'at Fernie Fernie, B. C., June first train through from Kootenay Landing, irrivod here at 7.45.this evening and the transfers are being made at Ward- rop." The train, which was-held over here since Monday, went to Wardrop and returned going west at 2 p.m. The washout of five hundred feet of track at Wardrop will be replaced The main witness was the plaintiff, air. Hall. He had been employed by the company as locomotive foreman at Lethbridge up to October 1915, and had previously occupied a similar: position at Macleod and Crow's Nest., He gave evidence as to the result off an altercation with Air. Walker, who was at the time superintendent at Lethbridge. The company had order- ed him in Macleod as locomotive fore- i man. That as the charge upon which'- his order for removal was based was not true in his opinion, and that the L removal to Macleod as a less lucrative, position was unjust to him. i Architect. Says Many Changes Made Which Were Benefi- cial to the Contractor Winnipeg, June the 4th lay of the. Thomas Kelly trial corn- fused to comply with the order and i menced this morning Mr. Kelly told appealed in succession to the superin- t] e t u t n m ,jk Itendent at Calgary, and to Mr. Cole- j t0 know man at AVinnipeg. He stated also, !'whfi11 Ule intended to try him while at Winnipeg. Mr. Temple, 'the j on -the perjury charge, mechanical superintendent, during the j "I intend to put in a defence" he discussion in the office of Mr. Cole- man, had discharged him from the company. The company took the posi- tion dial, by his refusal xjtp comply with hm orders to take the -poaiaon that l a few -da ilt ailee. at Maclecd he had virtually Justice prendereaat said the re- am! _ the whole case turned upon the qu8St was reasonable and R. A. Bon- said[ -.and 1 contemplate bringing H. from the I H_ rjewart Toronto. He is await- the osi- ing a telegram and he en- that "it is necessary gagements Macleod, June only wit- ness examined Wednesday morning in the .case of Maclean against the C. P. R. was Sam Heap, former partner of the deceased .Maclean in the real es- tate business in Macleod. He was questioned by plaintiff's counsel as to the earning capacity of tho deceased. JThis closed the plaintiff's case. At its conclusion counsel for the defendant asked that the case be taken from the jury on the ground that there was no evidence upon which a jury .could make a finding on fact, on which tlie plaintiff could by law get a judgment. Defendant's counsel argued that Mac- :lcan, the deceased, at the time of the accident was a trespasser on the lines the company, and that as such the defendant owed him no duty as re- Igards care or running trains without negligence. The law .-was, that to- ward a trespasser, the only duty of a railway company was to not injure; him wilfully. j The plaintiff's counsel sought in; vain by an amendment to his plead- j ings to bring before the court ques-j tions whether the company owed to- i ward a passenger whom they carried and deposited in an intoxicated con- j dition to their knowledge on their platform, where there was danger from moving trains, to take a special care to see that he was removed be- yond danger. His Lordship agreed with the con- tention of defendant's counsel and stated to that he took the re- sponsibility of withdrawing the case from their further consideration, and dismissed the action. Troops Meet on Mexican Territory- Claim That the U. S. Soldiers -Were Why Americans Crossed Border Washington. C., June Pershing's interpre- tation ol" UK; light helwccn Curninzii troops and American cav- alry ut Carriziil Wednesday was expected momentarily today, and probably will determine largclyTwhelhcr the incident will precipitate immediate war. H" his report declares the United Slates soldic'rs were attacked in an apparent attempt to enforce (icneral Carranza's demand United Sta'tes trpop movements be only toward the north border, it is considered probable the clash will be accepted by President Wilson as an act oi' war. f ---------------------------------------o _- iiucatiuu wuciiiei (IK u by noon tomorrow when trains hatl been dismissed. from the Landing to the Farcy creek bridge with tho water mains, went down this morn- and the city is dependent upon (CONTINUED ON PAQE 3) _ estion whether he had so resigned nar Evidence for crown said he would hftVe tjie information in Sinking Fund Trustees Will Foreclose Soon on Y.M.C.A. It has come to a. "show down" at .antors to recover the principal with the Y. M. C. A. The fate of and .interest. given, among others by General ja day ,or two. Tne of Manager Coleman, Mechanical. Supt. is in.connection with Kelly's evidence Mechanical Supt. Scott, of j bef0re the public accounts committee the C. P. R., as well as Gen. Manager} Evidence of Cast. Paul Schicler. civ- Brewer at lulmonton. ju concluded during the' Cologne Admits Con- ditions Are Do Much Damage the institution is in the balance, with foreclosure proceedings already, start- ed by.the city sinking fund board. On Monday night the guarantors of the Y. M. C.lA.'a debt to the city-met with the mayor aiidjieruscd the audit of the association's books which had been prepared by Henderson and Co. This1 showed that', the revenue had fallen off to about_S6pOO In 1315. This amount is no more than enough to pay the operating expenses, to say nothing of paying back current ac- count debts" and interest'on the mort- gage of -In ;nddition, the in- terest on -the which was bor- rowed from the sinking fund, has in- creased if> The prospects are by no mcaim bright.' The guarantors decided that it would he a waste of time to. try to raise the necessary money to pny off And now n peculiar situation arises. There are some 22 local business men Who are guarantors 'of the debt, 'but of these eight arc in khaki, and u-ide- the soldiers' moratorium it is impos- sible to SHR these men. However, action will he started which may re- sult in the sale of the buijding or may result iu its being taken over by the "ty. There are many citizens who believe it would bo good business for- the city to take over the institution.- use part of H for city offices, ;nnd establish there the much needed public library, public auditorium and 'other ionces of such miturp the city lacks. It is pointed out that "the sale of tho building to au" outside- party would probably not bring enough to coyer tho indebtedness, while the building, i which was portly paid .for by popular After addresses of counsel and the instruction from the judge, the jury, after a few minutes' deliberation found a verdict' for the plaintiff for damages. morning session and that of J. G. Rus- sel, consulting architect was begun. Mr. Russell told of numerous respects Story of Clash El Paso, June detachment 6t American cavalry clashed with Car- ranza forces at Carrizal about 90 miles south of El Paso early today, both sides casualties, according to unofficial reports re- ceived by Mexican military authorit- ies in Juarez tonight. According to the report, which the Mexican auth- orities are investigating, 40 Ameri- cans were killed by machine fiuri lire in a surprise attack. The Mexican casualties were said not to have been so heavy, but General Felix Gomez is .named as .being among the dead. The American command is- said .to have boon part of an Aniojican patrol from Guzman. Latei General Fran Cisco Gonzales, Mexican commander 'at Jnurez gave out a statement in which lie announced officially that the Mexican command had taken 17 American prisoners. He also said that General Gomez's death, had been confirmed, but said he had no official reports" us to the number of casual- ties on either side. Mexico Wants Explanation Washington, June Ar- redondo, Mexican ambassador 'design- ate, today called on Secretary Lans ng and asked for au explanation of the action of United States troops in approaching the town of Carrizal, Secretary, Lansing had no- official crops has been greater, hailstorm's information on which to discuss the having beaten down rye. Rain has j Qar'rlzal affair, and, according to Mr. helped the hay crop, and the rich Arredondo, -also was withuiit knowi pasturage has improved the-cattle, j ledge of whether any Mexican .-towns which suffered severely from 'short-! had actually been occupied. London. June dispatch to the Daily Mail from Amsterdam says: hailstorms with floods are reported to have done much damage to Hungarian crops. In parts of Roumania also villages are said to be under water. Fifty persona were kill- ed at .Taffy and the village of. Fech- sung has been completely destroyed. Weather in northern Germany con- tinues cold and wet and as the criti- cal period of the German harvest has begun there is much anxiety, ;ihqugh hitherto damage is reliably reported not extensive." "In South Germany injury to the age of dry fodder in the winter the continued rain will have a bad effect. "The Cologne observes: 'We are now passing through the in- ternal crisis for which onr .enemies have' waited for since the beginning o] "'the war.1 yrnr IVIU1L in which he said the work done on j tided this morning that her son. Priv- the-parliament buildings by Kelly did ate George -Wesley Davey. wlio-en- not follow specifications and every al- listed from here with the 31st Calgary Mrs: Sarah Davey was officially no- ;teration made in this way was bene- j battalion, had- been admitted to the Proclaim Mecca tp the contractor, he said. He stationary hospital .at AVIrnenix, June wounded in the right leg. Prior to enlisting he .wqrked.in the C. P. R. j ing lo the government of on Ottawa, June is probable that the report of the Meredith-Duff com- in regard to the inquiry will.'be' in the hands of the govern- ment during the course of ten days or a fortnight. V Sir William Meredith and JuaticL- Duff will confer this week and com- pare opinions as to evidence." The report will then be drafted. PREMIER BORDEN GOES TO NEW YORK Ottawa, June shortage rather Parry Sound, ;Oht., June an than a surplus of labor is reported explosion in No. 3 charge house of, the throughout Canada. Building opera-1 Noble Works of the Canadian 1'lvplo- Ubns.hkve Improved both in the east and west ancr- there Is but little lack of employment. Some agricultural districts report a shortage of labor, but In other parts of tho country suf- ficient help is available. tlie this time, with the j subscription, would pass completely result that they toid the mayor the sinking fund trustees -might as well gn ahead and forecniue Yesterday afternoon there was a meeting of the sinking fund hoard in office when the situation was Ja.id before (hem. was Mint1 they requested City Solicitor Hal out of the hands of the people. Then when times Improve, it is thought the people "of (he city would be able to pay off tho debt theyassocla- tion free of encumbrances to 'carry on the good work. The plan han 'met" Ottawa, June Robert Borden leaves tonight for New t York and will be absent MAUKETS the capitnl until1 Monday. It is July wheat October wheat lo Lofonience at tion against the guar- the ratepayers. with favor In many quarters and will be given the serious consideration.of understood that Sir Sobert's July oati trip is in connection with the appointment of the commission j to inquire into the Canadian 107% 45 railway situation. 4 .High Low Foreeot: Fair and warm eight miles from here, .shortly before noon today, five persons were killed, 13 injured and several others -sustained minor injur- ies in the way of cuts and burns. Of the dead two- died in the hospital here shortly after they had been brought doVn with the injifred. How.the has not yet been ascertained, Some seventy men were employed in the building. As soon, as ,tho news of the disas- ter wus received a special train with six doctors 'was rushed to the. scene and the seriously Injured v, ero brought to the hospital here al nt a lite hour tonight In a critical con din Points London, June '22. Reports have been received bore that a serious up rising against the Turks is in progress in Arabia and that the rebels have captured the holy city ot Mecca." A London newspaper (ieciares that the rebellion is certain to have an import- ant bearing, on the as regards the partit ination of Tui kej A. Renter dispatch from Cairo says the rebels, in addition ud taking Mec- ca, have captured Jibbah; the. chief seaport of Arabia and Taif, 65 miles south east of Mecca, and; have pro- claimed the independence.. of: the Arabs from Ottoman .rule. According to this dispatch the grand sheik of Mecca chief magis trate of the holy city, proclaimed his independence .and was supported by the Arabs of the west and central parts of the country. He beein op- 3rations about June 9th and wqri a signal success. It is said the gar sons of Mecca, .Mbhah and Taif .sur- rendered with the exception' of two small forts at Taif. which .are'still resisting at Jibbah. 'Forly.fHe officers 1400 meu and six. guns, were captured. Medina, 248 miles northwest of Mec- ca which contains the -tomb qf-Mo. hammed, is closely beaeiged and ;aH communications to Pajas are in the bands of the grand sheik, Mr. Arredondo also sought an ex- planation of the reported action :'of. General Pershing in occupying the towns of Casacas Grandes and Nueyo Casacas Grandes, saying today that such an act would be one of open hos tility. Official Communication Washington, June mimicatioQ from the Mexican foreign office announcing the clash between Mexicans and American at Carrizal and saying the'. defacto. goT- ernment. "found- it difficult to under-; stand why Americans should e been so far away from their base, was delivered to Secretary: Lansing today by Blisea Ariedondo, am- bassador designate All Quiet at Juarez El'Paso, Texas, June eight" this morning a large part of the .Car- garrison appeared still to he in" Juarez. At headquarteis there' it was reported over the tele phone that all was quiet and no gen jral movement toward evacuation. Street cars continued to move across the, international- bridge into laurez this morning. GEN. PERSHING U S Commander troops which clashed with soldiers terdaj, i ;