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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, JUNK 23, 1916 NUMBER 164 President Wilson Will Not Rush Into Hostilities Unless Reports of Recent Warrant War Declaration Washington, prelimi- superior force of Mexicans. Accord- nary report from General Perahlng on] Ing to Mexican official accounts there (lie Carrizal fight based on stories j were about 76 United States troopers, toitl by stragglers reaching headquar-117 of whom were taken prisoners, ters of the United States expedition iCapt. Charles T. Boyd, Lieut. Henry ami on Mexican rumors, was taken toJA. Adair and ten men are said to the White House .early today by Sec-.have been killed. Of the remaining rotary. Baker. J47. only a few stragglers reached Gen. The secretary said.General Pershing j Pershing'K headquarters Thursday, and himself did not regard the report as today there had been no word from an official statement of what Imd'oc-ilhe two cavalry troops sent out to get cm-red and'indicated that no touch with the scattered command, to direct thy course to bo pursued by j Gen. Pershing said lie hoped to have the United States would be made report from the surviving officers by Mixed Farming Special To Visit Here Saturday Tlio mixed farming special train now touring..s6uthens Alberta under the. auspices of the Provincial Department of. Agriculture, Dominion Department of Agriculture, and the C. P. will visit Lethbridge tomorrow afternoon and spend three hours here, from two to five. The train carries exhibits in live stock gathered from the experi- mental farms, also in grains, grannes, etc., and lectures will be given by experts in all branches of agriculture, and domestic science. Special cars arc set aside for the demonstrations, and a special car will also be set aside for children whose mothers may wish to attend the domestic science lectures. The tour of the mixed farming special has always boen a great success, and its visit here_ tomorrow should be greeted with a large attendance of farmers and their wives, and others who are interested. THE ALLIES IN GREECE To Evacuate Bulgarians Have Made Slight til a special account had boen receiv- ed. In thu meantime the preliminary report will not be made public al- courier during the day. Secretary Baker denied rumors of plans for immediate call for volun- Jhoiigli it is understood to lie suhstan-j leers to aid th'e regular and national tlally in accord with the version given in the border press dispatches last night. Otlicials are greatly worried over the delay in getting news from the sur- viving officers of the little 10th cav- alry detachment which engaged a guard forces. Ho said there had been j no additional orders overnight for! troop movements. Senator Stone, chairman of the for- eign relations committee, trailed at the state department early, seeking infor- mation about the situation. Sports Program Auction Sale for Patriotic Purposes on Monday Congress Agrees an Emergency Exists Washington. June Immediate action on his resolution authorizing the president to draft into, the federal service all national guardsmen willing to take the oath under the new array law was asked in the house today by Chairman Hay of the military com- mittee. Questioned by Republican Leader "Mann and others, "Mr. Hay told the house that the resolution did not con- template' a state 9f war, but that the xnere fact of the' Introduction of the resolution i to him by the war department "sliows that the opinion of the executive an emergency -does exist and" that this resolution is abso- necessary 'to meat the emer- fiQuey." Unanimous -consent for the consid- eration .of the' resolution 'was glve'ir .and a.general debate'begun .under 'an agreement the two-hour limit. Representatives made speeches declar- ing that a state of war with Mexico already existed. Representative Butler of Pennsyl- vania, Republican, urged that the pre- sident should advise congress of his reasons for determining that an emer- gency existed. "I know what this resolution means." ho said in an impassioned speech. "I know that this resolution's. passage means the destruction of human lives and', property, and perhaps war for some years to conic." "I think we are declaring war declared Representative Madden of Illinois. "This resolution does not contem- plate a declaration of. war'or declara- tion that a state of war exists." an- swered Representative Chiperfield ol Illinois, who is lieutenant-colonel in the Illinois national guard. He argued that the service of the nation- al guardsmen iii the federal service, should -be fixed." .The'' resolution prp- jneii shall serve, for the period" of 'emergency unless sooner discharged. The Hay amendment, under .which congress declares an emergency now exists, was adopted unanimously. ALLIES PUN Alacleod, June sad news of the death in action of'Sergt David Edgar was received 'here r today'. (He came of a lighting family. His fath- er- is quartermaster sergeant in the Scottish Borderers iii Scotland, his twin brothers are in thp new 19lst ;aiid another brother and' brother-in- [law are in the 13th. 'Sergt: Edgar Paris, June results of the j was sergeant of the machine'gun-'sec- recent economic conference here in j tion of the 31st, and was organizer wliirh -the allied governments were of tho noy He was'lio represented by members of their cab-j years of age and a native oC England. Complete Isolation of Enemy Countries In Trade Relations After the War inets has "been made public. ;J The agreement which was unani- j mous, shows that sweeping measures j have been jointly adopted under the! three heads, the first embracing the period during the war; the second, the transition period; and the third, the period after tile war. During the war of allied na- Aliens are forbidden all commerce with enemy subjects. All merchandise from enemy countries is likewise for- i bidden. Commercial houses having j i London, June Dally News enemy connections are sequestered. says that four privates in a non-com- Additional restrictions are placed on I Imtant corps, composed of men nlth exhortations and also on contraband, i conscientious scruples against lighting During the reconstruction period who are detailed to work behind the the allies their purpose to I lines, were court-martialed rt Boul- for refusing to obey orders and carry on joint action in restoring in duRlry, agriculture .fleets. and merchant j sentenced to death. The sentence was later commiitted to ten years! im; .Al7.'treaties with the- enemy being i prisonment. The affair has caused a abrogated. Uie allies agree that favor-i sensation. and will be taken .in> for ell-nation krealmerit shall not he ac-i discussion in parliament on Monday, rbrded' to- enemy powers during a niimber of years to-be agreed upon by tiie allies after hostilities cease. They fjirther'declare in favor of allied na- laona among themselves as fur as possible in their natural re- sources. Tlie allies agree to ing" of enemy goods by fixing a per- iod or time during which enemy com- merce shall be subject to special rates and prohibitions. Cardston, June by the present outlook Cardston's Dominion Day celebration this year on July 1st and 3rd, will be worth going many miles to see. There is going to be a little something for everybody on the program, and with the generous sup- port that is being received from both the local business men and those from other parts of the district, the two day's celebration promises to be the biggest event of its kind ever attempt- ed by the Cardston Agricultural so- ciety. The program arranged by the com- mittees is complete in every detail, anil includes a grand automobile pa rade on the morning of July be- sides a patriotic program of song and speeches at the assembly hall. On the afternoon of both days a full list of attractive sports will be presented at the fair grounds, and the fact that the prizes are cash and a size-to make it worth while, all the-events arc sure to be 'keenly1'contested'; .'Be- sides the regular events, there will be several platform attractions, arid dan- ces fu the. evening as well. Tifree" bands' will be in attendance. 'During the morning program of secpnfl day at the town square'a gi-" gantic auction sale; will take place of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, butter, eggs, potatoes, hay, grain and articles; too numerous to mention. .The procoediv will go to the patriotic fund, Red Cross society, and the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the der' whose direction the sale is being conducted. M. Heppler is the auc- tioneer. It is expected that the largest crowd ever seen in Cardston will be there. After an intermission of two years the Cardston military band has been re-organized' with Ihe following offi- s: President, Jos. S. Low; leader, S. S. Newton'; secretary-treasurer, N, S. Brown. Practices are held each Saturday night, and all, or have played in the band are invited :o be present. Arrangements are be- 'ug made for a series of outdoor con- certs throughout the summer months Crops Look Well Although the wet and cold oC this week lias somewhat retarded growth, crops throughout the district (CONTINUED ON FACE 3) MEXICO GRABS PROPERTY Kansas City, June '22. The of the Cananea Consolidated company, at Cananea, 'Sonora, an American concern, has been taken over by tiie de facto gov- ernment of Mexico, according, to a message from the city of Mexico, re- ceived by D.-J. Haff, an attorney who represents the company. Air. Haff announced that all the American em- ployees had tiie border. JAPS HAVE NO Lemberg Rome, June Bucharest dispatch reports that prepara- tions for the 'military evacuation of Lemberg have been made ready at a special Austro-Ger- man war council. Attacks by Germans in France- Russian Advance is Halted Report That They Will Furnish Munitions to Fight U. S. Is Absurd VTokic, 'course any claim that-.the Japanese government will asBist'the Mexicans with muni- tions and anus is out of the question, and aaid Baron Ishii, foreign to a correspondent of the AsgoctatecT-'Press, who asked him to- day for views oa the Mexican sit- uatloa, interview was sought Lie HIT Will Be Brought on After Kelly Salt Gives Evidence Winnipeg, June trial .of Sid Rodmond Roblin .George II. Cold- well and James H. Howden, charge of conspiracy to defraud the province will begin immediately on the conclusion of the trial oE Thomas Kelly, contracto, which is expected some time next week. R. II, Bonnar K. C.. chief counsel for the crown, told a reporter today that he had so informed .Thomas Kelly, in response to his request for information as to the probable date'for his.trial on the perjury charge: 'with evidence before .the -public accounts committee. The perjurj; trial. will follow the on account of the declaration attrib- disposition of the charges against the uted; to-Mexicans that RRftirrances had been that nraui- tionV ahdrvotheV-'assistance, would be, given to Mexico; in the event of hos- tilitie.s with .the United1 States. -Baron Ishfi asserted emphatically that-the Mexican government had or- dered no arms or munitions in Japan and 'that no negotiations for such aiipr plies "were under way. ex-ministers. This morning's session of the Kelly trial before Mr Justice Preudergast and a jurj ou charges of theft, re- ceiving and false jpretfinnfts. 'was. en- tirely taken, iip .'by' the evidence of William as inspector for the government. on the caissons and whose aubseQuent. travels across the tjie .subject of sensa- tional revelations before the Mathers royal commission .last summer. BRITISH FORCES DRIVE ON SUCCESSFULLY IN AFRICA Petrograd, June loss of life on the steamer Mercury which wit iiink by a mine in the Black ica-has been undoubtedly large, from late The was travelling from Ode is a to Kheron, with eight hundred passengers including a large number of college students who were bound for their homes for. the summer vacation. The struck a mine thirteen miles from Odessa and two miles off .shore in a rough sea. Handeni Has Been Occupied and Other Advance Movements are Going on London, June 21.-T-A11 British forc- es which a're -invading German East Amca. are. continuing- the advance successfully, it announced of- ficially today that the column mov- ing from British East Africa into the northeastern -section -of the German colony" has occupied Handeni. Another column advancing from the south has taken Alt Langenburg, near the head of" Lake, Nyaza. NORWEGIAN STEAMER SUNK London fune 21 Norwegian steamer- Aquilla- has been torpedoed by an Austrian submarine 100 miles off Marseilles according to a Renter dispatch from Christiansand, Norway, today. Tiie crew were saved. SOME PLAIN TRUTHS ON THE WHEAT MARKETING PROBLEM ARE GIVEN Because western Canada farmers, 'commission who talked to a large aud- aided and abetted by Canadian bank- ers and other business men, will per- sist in '.'dumping" our surplus mrt wheat, on the world's market in ;he fall and again in the spring, ..we force a break in prices just at those times the result that we .sell most of our wheat at the lowest prices of the year and manage to get the very east possible amount of money for our production. Besides we overload our railway, storage, lake boftoms, and other marketing facilities during these periods, with the result Uut are compelled to pay the fixed charges on nearly three times the amount.of railway rolling stock necessary, force ip Uie price of lake and ocean -ton- lage nnd otherwise pile on expenses hat would vanish if marketed .more evenly the year round Europe, Medicine Hat, Jurto- The' city! nnd especially the United Kingdom, gave a splendid-send-off to the IjUli imports the great percentage ol our Tlie'iillies further, agree upon joint I which loft lost night for the east after 1 surplus, but they buy ver> collaboration after (he war to secure complete independence from enemy rountrie's relative to. raw products and manufactured goods essential to tho development, of tivilies. more than a year's training here.' The j every month. battalion which was. first recruited Some months we try to force on year ago hi January, as a mounted i them three times as much as they ..._ _____....... -._ regiment, and was this summer rals-jbuy in any month from all the ex their, economic ac- ed to the strongth of an infantry bat-1.porting countries. The natural re tallon, entrained on two special trains, _--------_--------------- mijt jg commanded by Lieut.-Col. CANADIAN STEAMER LOST Holmes, and is made up chiefly of Halifax; N. June a Cardston, Macleod, Pincher Creok and dense fog yesterday the Canadian Lethbridge men. Several citizens steamer Stormounth, from Philadel-' pliia, foi: Sydney, struck Gull rock, four miles from Guysborp on the east coast of Nova Scmfa, and wll from (lie above places were, present last night to sec the boys off. The city of Medicine Hat presented the be a total regiment with 1 outfit. suit of iow prices follows, so that from what we receive from those low prices wo must pay the addition- al high-carrying charges produced by trying to dump our xvliole crop. In a few months. What are we lo do about It? There's some straight from a complete sporting j shoulder talk, from W. Sanford Kvans 1 chairman ol the Georgian Bay ience of business men at the Y- M. A.L last night on Canada's Wheat Prob- lem The address should have been heard by every farmer in Southern Alberta. He would have learned a few things about our marketing prob- 'eir with which he is unfamiliar, but ;which he should know if he intends to make a success of growing wheat in Western Canada. Pleasing. Luncheon Preceding the address a very pleas- ing; luncheon was tendered to the honor. 'President Mainoch of the-Boa'rd of Trade presided and the luncheon was served the ladies of the Women's Civic Club, who were highly congratulated on thej.r' enter- taining abilities, in that direction. In.introducing the speaker Mr.-Mar- noch'.stated that some months ago he and Mayor Hardie, while in Ottawa. had.visited Mr. Sanford Evans' bfllce and had learned many facts about uiarkciiig grain. The in- formaUon was so vita! to the future MARKETS July wheat October wheat July July.flax 44 156 High s 49 Uow 34 Precipitation .18 Fair and moderately of Western Canada and presented such a problem that they intimated to Mr. Evans that he should tour the west to laj the situation before the people in an effort to wake them up to the ntcess l of "nding a solution; and Mr. JEvans'. this occasion is partly the result of the urging he recened from Lethbridge In. opening Air. Kvans told of being asked to take the: chairmanship of the 'Georgian Ba> Canal commission, whose. purpose it is -to discover wheth- er Canada -should'- decide tu spend or thereabouts on a canal from the-Georgian .Bay to the St. Law- rence to aid In the marekting or Canada's grain crop, primarily, thus giving; niuch inland facilities in that 'work. But --before spending that amount of it was very necessary to look carefully into the whole qutatlon of marketing our to decide' whether our railway facilities would injured or aided. Paris, June Havas dispatch from Salonika says that there is intense activity of artillery of the central allies all along the front. Engagements between patrols are increasing. Ex- tensive movements of central forces are reported between Trup- pa and Osin. Aeroplanes have bombarded allied positions on the right hank of the Vardar, while allied aeroplanes have bom- barded the Gumudjoma-Vclcs camp. French aeroplanes, the dispatch adds, drove off three German machines which were proceeding toward Salonika. The Bulgarians, the dispatch adds have made-some advance. Paris, June have launched a heavy at- tack in the Champagne-district. Three violent assaults on the French trenches in.Ihe region of Monttulu were repulsed last. night after severe lighting with grenades and bayonets, ac- cording lo (he official statement issued by the war office today.; West of the Mouse, in the Verdun sector, the Germans again attacked Hill 304 and there was lively infantry fighting near Dead Man's Hill. 'There was heavy artillery fire all-night in this sector. It was particularly violent "east of the around the Vaux front. r... ARE HALIED BY THE 1EU10NS Petrograd, via London, June- The last two days have brought no initial change in the situation on Gen- eral Brussiloff fa front Cro'salnR the river Sereth in Bukowma Lechitsky's forces e progressed slightly further south in pursuit of the Austrian General Pflauzei s army but in the centre and'along; the. northern flank the Russian'drive Has been halt ed by the fierce counter offensive "of the Teutonic allies. Defence of the .KoveUImtsk- region has been taken over entirely by Ger- man reinforcements newly arrived from Jbe French front, who are' mak- ing a determined attempt to regain ground lost during the first...tan days of the Russian advance One group of German forces is concentrated at Kovel, where it attempted to'advance toward Kolki but aftei a snarp con fiict in the neighborhood, of 'the 'Stok- iiod river, was forced to' retire by the Russians. A second group of German forces defending the Vladimir-Vplyn- ski road has started an advance, along the main road leading from Vladimir- Volynski to Lutsk, while a third group with headquarters at. Spkal, is like- wise joining in the back the extended northern flank of General Brussiloff's army. On other points of the front further Russian operations are being. delayed by the necessity for consolidating po- sitions already won. Austrian! Surrounded London, "June official an- nouncement ,by the Russian war of- fice, of the. Radautz; a town of inhabitants, 30 miles south of Gzernowitz ,and lO'milea from the 'frontier, shows'- Jiow act- t hely Gen. Letchitzkj ia pursuing the broken Austrian forces According 1 to a special dispatch-from nothing but a miracle can avert the destruction of General Pflanzer's army, as General- Letchitzky now. holds a stretch of 20 miles on the- Sereth. river. According tq a report from Roine, an Austrian army under General Bal- tiri is shut up in the angle frontier near the town of Sereth, com-: pletely surrounded by Russians Russian! Berlin, Via London, June. tinued, progress for General Von Lin- singe's forces in the fighting and southwest of Lntzk, despite repeated counter attacks, by the Russians, was announced today by the "war office. Russian attacks in the direction Brady were '-repulsed. Hagersville, Ont, special on the Michigan Central car: rying Sir Sam struck- a horse and buggy on .Tusearora street crossing here Wednesday evening, fa tally injuring one of the occupants, William Brennan and injuring Geo. Morrow, the other. farmers. Morrow suffered two brok- en ribs. Brennan died at 8.30 o'clock in the Commercial hotel. EXPECT TO Announcement May Be Mads Batteries May Move SNOT RENEWED London, .June 23 Tnere not the slightest foundation for reports spread in the Onited btates that 'the_ Irish re- bellion lias been and- that he British government is suppressing the news. This information was .ob- ained for a government 'official after an exhaustive inquiry It is ton- firmed from 'unofficial sources, where any news of that kmdHvbuld be bound to be known at least partially The reports are probabK on exaggerated uf' af the JfleScriptlons Of our future crop If ten or 20 years from hlnn we are exporting a billion bush- 1 els annuallj and -whether our trade routes- are going to. remain as they; are with Europe the country chiefly concerned in Importing our wheat. He said lift had not.'come to a conclusion on the niatter, but ho had learned a lot of facts regarding our wheat prob- lem Utol not only to the canal ques- tion but to the people at large; (Continued on Page SOMEBODY JUST GUESSING Ottawa, .lime 22 reference to a ttatement ithat .tho of Con- naught would leave Canada in Septem her be succeeded; as gp'vefnqr- general by Lord Curzon, it said afftldeau Hall We knon nothing a boat It here Somebody's been just Reports received bv friends in tbe city .indicate that the 61st battery which in training at Petawawa camp, may soon be sent forward for training in England It was known when the battery left here that one; Canadian brigade would go soon, ow- ing to lack of training facilities for all the brigades at Petawawa and as Col. Ogilvie, who commands the loth- Brigade is the senior artillery officer in Canada, it was thought that thiffs, brigade would leave during the sum- mer from the boys in the cafcp are that i.iis is likely to prove correct. There is also a report from boys In the 39th battery now training In Eng- land that after a more experience with lite shells that unit will proceed.over to France Meantime local men are waiting i Uently for news that a fourth battery is to be recruited here. c. BI-LINGUALISM CONDEMNED' June resolution; condemning bi-lingualfem in schools of Manitoba, which aaks-the'-'. government "that there, ahairwfr recognition in the statutes of Ilin tcba of any language other thi English WM passed mously by the Manitoba Synod ..4. ;