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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XL LimiBRIDGE, ALBERT4ik SAITUDAY. JLXE 22, 1918 numbkp, k;:', IN BIG BATTLE CIRCUS TROUPE IN WRECK-SITUATION IN AUSTRIA WORSE OFAOSTRIA ATTACKED Report of Attack on Emperor Unconfirmed-Situation As BaiAs Ever STREET RIOTS ARE COMMON IN CITIES POLICE SUPPRESS London, June 22.-Reports are current on the Amsterdam exchange today that an attempt has been made on the life of Emperor Charles of Austria, says a Central Nliws dispatch from Amsterdam. The reports are unconfirmed. STREET RIOTS London, Juno 22.-According to the Vienna Neue Freie Pres^e, during ssrious street riots In Vienna, the police and military were called out and toolom the same source it is learned that a Bulgarian commission lias arrived in Vienna to negotiate with the Austrian government concerning a oliange la reiallons witii tiormany. The'Times' correspondent cites information apparently from Vienna that the collection ol' the harvest in Austria, Germany and Hlingary will be strictly a �talo affair owing to tlie fact that Austria now enters the new harvest year without any supplies whatever and tiiercfore the best method of securing grain must be adopted. Tells of Outrages. Basel", Switzerland, Juno 22.-Dr. �Alexander Wekerle, the preniier, speaking before the Hungarian chamber of' deputies yesterday, made u Btateniont concerning the Industrial Btrlkes and referi'od to the aerious trouble- In factories and on railways and the extension of the strikes to several plants. Tho premier told how tiio workmen hi a locomotive works were fired upon, four of tiiolr number lioing killed and nineteen wounded. Tho proceedings in the chamber ended in a Bliari) o-vchunge botiveon Premier Wekerle and Count ICarolyl, loader of the independent party. ? AN ARY ISLANDERS HAVE BEEN POISONED Havana, Juno 22.-(Special cable 1o tho Toronto Mail and Empire)-The .Cuban cpnsul ul San^a Ciuz, Teneriffe, reports official^ tlmt many Canary Islundora have lieon poisoned by drinking wines and liquors tortltlea with alcohol from drums found floating about tU'o islands. It is believed these drums were cast artoat by neutral sh)ps to furnish. U-boats with fuel. Blindness tia^ death were cniised �by drinking this stuff, the ayiiptoms which would r.p8Ult from the drinking of wood alcohol. CIRCUS people. Chicago, Juno 22.-The personnel of tho Hagenbach-Wallace Circus Is believed to have been practically wiped out in a (lisastrou-s railroad colllBlon lietween Michigah 'Clty'and Hammond today. According to meagre details ruciUved at iMlchigan Central offices a hundred or more persons wore killed or Injured. Four coaches, in which uiemberK'of the circus were sleeping, were demolished by a rear-end collision. The show was travelling In two sections of a' Michigan Central train going from,llichlgan City to HammoniL At Kast rvtfiihbe, iidt ftiii caused the tjocond aectlpn to-; stop. A train of emjity Pullmans coming to Chicago ci-hshisil-lhto it; the engine plowing its way through thO., day and four sleeping coaches. Tho Injured were taken to hospitals at Hammond and Qar'y. Ran Past Signals. Cliicago. June 22.-L. W. Landman, general passenger agent of tlie Michigan Central said that his only explan atlon of the wreck was that the engin cer on the train of empty cars must have been dead at the throttle.' "In no other way can I accohnt for the fact that he ignored all the usual danger signals placed hy-the circUe train," said Mr. Landman. "He ran past two block signals, two red lights and the usual ifuses planted between the rails and throwing off a brilliant red light visible tor a long distance. "This enginew le missing. My in-tormatiori is that with the exception J. 0. JONES ASSIST. of this engineer, whoso fate is a mystery, no one on the train of putlmans was hui^. It will be some time before pn. accurate list of tho dead can bo comjiiied. U is the worst wreck in the history of the road. I believe.'' � Two in a Berth. The large number of per.sons In the casualty, list is said to l)e due to the practice of show trains sleeping two persons to a berth. Tiie coaches were Pullmans of an obsolete type cbnvert-ed Into gaudily painted nhow cars. Among those reported missing are the Ilooncy family of bareback riders; tho Meyor family of animal traiiu:r�, the pftttrell family, equestriennes; Harry la Pi^rl, Ed Uevore, Mark Adams and Joe Coylo, clown.s. Heavy loss In dead and injured is said to have occurred among the ballet of 100 glrle. Uaylight was just beginning to show when the crash came. Those thrpwr, from tho wreck stood In their nignt clothes, li'clpless while their comrades perished in the flames. Surgeons and nurses were dispatched from Chicago. Gary, Hammond, Whiting and other nearljy towns. 40 Bodies Recovered. Kary, Ind., June 22.-At 10:ir) o'clock thifl morning it was said that forty bodies had been received at the morgues here and that others were on the way. ; '. '"'  That J. O, Jones, of I.othbridge, former vice-president of District No, 18, U. M. \V. ot A., has. been appointed aaalatant to Commissioner Ai'instrong In charge ot niining^ operations In District No. 18. in the statement appear igii in tlie Calgary. Oahaaian of Friday. Tho'Canadlan says: "John O. Jones,: of Lethbridgo, has been appointed as practical assistant to Coal Commissioner Arriistrong, by tho federal government. Mr. Jones has had ISO years' experience,in practical mining, comprising a wide knowledge of the'^Hgnm and bituminous fields. This appojnttneni. It la state\jl, 1b the fulfilment: oiF a promise given to the miners, wljen-ther were at 0(r tawa in the spring. Mr. Jones is president of the Alberta.: Federation ot Labor, and it Is expected-that he will move to Calgary, to^laUe iip TCaidenctt here." i ,'�>�� � , � . Tho Herald ende'|iiy,orh^o A hbf^ demonstrative, as la clwiotji-iry b'n' Tecefvlng a Royal persimike, iiut tusirliedly cordial. . ' ' t.' Prliioe Arthur's ralasloii to Japan'ji to present to the Japanese Bnvtili|'9r the baton ot a >tle]d marshal of Ilia British army, aii honorary appointment conferred on Great Britnlu'i Par Kftstern ally. ��Geneva, June 22.-The Ger'-mans are massing more and more allied prisoners, both officers and men along the Rhino and in frontier towns, says the Lausanne Gasette. An Alsatian newspaper reports that five allied prisoners were killed and six wounded during recent air raid on. Thionville 'Qermany. PROTESTANTS AT GOELPHAROUl Will Ghallenge Statement of Hon. Doherty Regarding Catholic College There To Be Inaugurated Sunday - Won't Attempt To Break Records Guolph, Out., June 22.-The Protestant ministers of Oueiph do not intend to allow the statement made in yesterday's papers by Hon. C. J. Doherty. minister of Justice, to go unchallenged. A meeting of the special committee appointed by the ministerial asfioclation w;as held yesterday Sternoon when the whole matter was ain, thoroughly discussed. Rev. Mr. Palmer stated that It was the Intention of tho ministers to deal with the whole iiuestion In their pulpits on Simday and demand that they be ac-corded fair treatment and justice at the hands ot the military authoritiee. He further stated that one ot the young men who w^s in the Novitiate at the time of tho raid already Is In uniform In London.. His name Is O'-Leary and he was a member ot the first contingent which wont to England. Montreal, June 22.-"The Royal-Aerial Mall Service," between Montreal and Toronto will be i\i-augurated on Sunday morn'ng by Captain Bryan Peck of th^ .Royal Air Force,, who arrived her,e by air route, from Toronto, yesterday. The first maif consignment wllf-comprise only official co.rrespond-, ence with letters of greeting from Mayor Martin of this city to Mayor Church of Toronto, and some others from prominent citizens. Captain Peck will not attempt to break any time records and is expected to arrive in Toronto' either Sunday evening or Monday morning. STOP ILLEGAL EXPORTFLOUR Exportation of Flour to U. S Without a License is ,t Prohibited | Pdr the Boys At Frank f Th�,Herald today is Initiating a new;�h�pe of periodicals and maga-sine*. The Herald asks that clt-^' liera donate their periodicals, of 'V**eh Week, after they are through I with them, to-th�M boy*. A shlp-'�Mm�ht will be.mads from the Her-hnald ;�ach Saturday, afttrnoont and ^'eltlstna ara asked te..)aave their '''#aaulnea in the Harald office * Iha.'^ok, and are aboiit to bt fi\B-5>;��fK�d,; In this''way the Herald h'ejietto keep. th�:^boye at Frank MJipllf^ wlthxmera tor leas upto-dM)�" rf�dlng'MatUr., ^ WESTERN PREWIIERS ON VISIT Men Determified to Finish . Says Premier Stewart- 'Dieeply Impressed It, London. June 2a.-Promiera Norris of .Manitoba. Stewart ot Alberta, and Martin ot Saskatch.owan, havefoturn-od here attei" several days' visit to the Canadian'lines In Franco, where they sa>v tho men ot their own i)ro-vlnces, both in the rear lines nr./ nearer the front. All three i�lnl.5t#r3 are deeply Impressed with th.vman-uer in which the-whole Canadian organization lu France Is conducted. "The nearer ypn get to the fivmt line the find the, optlmlam," declared..Hon.-Mr.-MartlnV "Theretway h,e.,war: w.e.arlyojs. |n .aome-,pl�.oe�,-;l).U.t our .in,en.'v;c, d^ter-mlne4.tb tlaUh It properlys^i4'Hon. Mr.;.Stw�r.t.�,,�,� ^  ''lOJe Ciinadlons OQV .in, PcAnce vill return. ^ iCftDad^- as graduates -/Tom the ifler/ 8ChoQl.jpi; ty�r, and b^/a greater a^ thecountijy than ever bo-fore^', (leclfti5i|dl';.'enii|�ir Noi'i;ia|.- THE WEATHER Low' ,..................56 Foreoactf-lifiir and warm. VICTORY FOR 1 ALIANS IN BIGlRIVE Italians and Allies Can No\y Be Said to Have Won Battle, 3ays Premier Orlando ' Otlaw'a, June 22.-The Canada food Board is determined to stop the prac tlce ot persons without, a license transporting . flour across tho � International boundary into the United States. Some time ago the food board was informed that certain persons who proved to be citizens ot the Uu ited States, were coming across tho border to Cornwall and other points in Canada, buying flour and taking It across the lino in automobiles or in other ways. This situation was partly mot, but recently reports have been received that Indians are buying flour in Canada and taking it across the' border, where It Is delivered to certain petsonh. *lt is pointed out that the exportation ot flour without a license is prohibited by order In council and that any person so exporting flour, ^or assisting In its export Is liable to a heavy penalty. U. S. CASUALTIES Washington, June 22. - The steadily Increasing participation by''Amierlcan troops in tho fighting in Prance was sharply marked in today's casualty list. Of the 153 mentioned, 62, Includirig three officers, were killed In action, tho neaviest death roM. from tho battle field ye', made public. RETURN TO RUSSIA ~ .-' THROUGU QjgRMANY i.'i: ? .^r Berne, June 22.^Rutiian: aol-diars living In 6Wlt�ariBndi-.md8t' of: them doaertoKf'aiM|efu|itlv�t ftom German and Auatplan ,oam^a viflir be transported-Kcmo to :Rui- 'aia by Way of 'Qormany. They " number about one fKe^aand. Consent for the tranamiaflon of two tralnloade of Ruaalanfv over German territory has bofn-obtalhed from the German gdVarhment, CAVALRY AND AIRMEN PLAY BIG PART IN DEFEATING AUSTRIANS Rome, June 22.-The battle sit uatlon Is unchanged and Infantry engagements were not resumed during Friday, says the statement issued last night to the Italian parliament by Premier Orlando. It is now permissible to say that the battle ~has been won, the premier told the deputies Friday morning, according to the ,Trib- , una. The Austrians, the premier added, are now gathering all available men in certain sections of the mountain front. Only a small part of their reserves have been drawn on by the Italians. \ FRESH STRUGGLES Paris, June 22.-Fresh struggles 'on the Italian northeastern front are foreshadowed by the bringing up of fresh reinforcements by the Austrians, telegraphs the Milan correspondent of the Temps. German reinforcements also are said to be on the point of arrlv- ' . ing. at this front. � 'deRM'AfJ PROPOSAL London, June 22.-Germany has proposed to Austria to send twelve German divisions to the Italian front to replace twelve Austrian divlSTbns to be sent to ^ France, says an unconfirmed re-.^lort In circulation In Holland, transmitted to the Daily Mail correspondent at The Hague. Itsllan Official Rome, June . 22.-A semi-official note Issued last night concerning tho Austrian offensive eays: "The Italian counter offensive ii absolutely superior to the enemy of' tensive. Yesterday in the Montello region, and on the Treviso-San Dona di l^iave Road and toward the Zenson Bend, the Italians reduced by a good half the ground won by the enemy in his grand attack on the preceding day. "Statements ot prlsonera and tha number of dead counted on the flelil show that tho Austrians lost heavUf,' In the day's flgttlng. "The attack iat Lessen was carried out by a tresW Brigade, composed ot the IBth and 32nd Schuetzon corps and special detachments. The Itallai* counter preparations caught the en� . emy while assembling and throw him Into disorder. Nevertheless, his at' tack was delivered, and thanks t(? the artillery support a strong portion got a footing on the, edge ot Losson, but later was enveloped by a raplq and brlsjc counter attack. Eighty men wore captured and the remainder wore Iclllod or wounded, "At Cortellazzo the check was eti' ually costly for the Austrians. Bluu jackets and Borsagllerl succeeded in a surprise attack in breaking Into the third line, sowing death and terror among (ho defenders and capturing 200 prisoners. The dash enabled ths Italians to widen theli- pcftUlons." Cavalrymen and Airmen Italian Army Ileatlquartera, Friday. June 21.-Cavalrymen, artillerymen and airmen are giving effective, aid to tho Italian infantry In driving tho Austrians toward' tho Plave. One of the principal activities of allied aviators is to prevent Austrian airmen from delivery of sacks ot tread and other'dry foods to the Austrian troops on the western side ot tile Plave, whore the Austrians still are tlghtlng tenaciously. Around Montello and In th� region ot the Lower Plave Italian cavalry Is beiiig used to^holp push the enemy bac)\. They are aided by armored cars carrying machine guns. The rising waters of the Plave and tho activity of tho Italian artillery are making it difficult for the Austrians to'obtalu food. While the water cSr-ries'so'me bridges away and damages others, the gunners are sinking boats and hammering the d^majsed bridgoa 'and floats. ' Explosive Bullets, Italian Headquarters in NortU'ern , Italy,-June 21.'--One out ot every ten Italian soklidra wounded in tho present fighting bear positive indications ot the use of explosive bullets by the Austrians, Oapt. Thwalte of the Amr orlcan Red Cross, bus beeu iul^ormed by hospital directors, , .i. B$7A 80 07 07810760 ;