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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGB, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1815 Ndrthdiffe's Paper Sees .No Prospect of Early Ad- vancement of Allies London, .June 25.-A demand that the nation "be told the truth about the is voiced by the Times in an editorial.. The paper declares tboe is no immediate prospect of hems able to compel the Germans to with- draw within their own frontiers, that it will take months to primdc the Uritish forces with big liiph explosives and, machine guns which are has got to set its teeth says the Times, "disregard contusing bulletins and face the prob- ability of a prolonged and unprogres- sivc campaign in the west, while General Von successful march probabh' lias postponed the re- sumption of tlie Russian offensive for several months until they are pro- vided with, guns and shells. "To put it briefly, the Allies both fronts arc being held with prospect of an early change. The London Times is one of Lord papers which has waged Texas Firm Gets Big Contract for British Horses Fort Worth, Tex., June 25.-A new contract for horses to be lill- ed in Fort Worth markets for French and Knglish governments, was awarded today to a local horse com- mission firm. The wool clip of Southern Alberta will be larger this year than tor. som years, according to authontativ statements. The clipping is now pro ceeding at several points _ m' th south, chiefly at Conrad, where thcr an cneiguuH' n------ publicity in connection w-itf, the war. His attacks upon the British govern- ment are credited with being largely responsible for the formation of tlie new coalition ministry and the ap- nointmenl of David Lloyd-George as Minister of Munitions. certained very shortly. Portions of their 'Clip already sol by some of the wool men ha brought prices ranging round 23 an 25 cents, which is considered ver satisfactory. Bryan Poses as a Hero at Pro-German Rally The Great American Pecksniff STIFF FIGHT TRAINS IN COLLISION ONBRIDGE Thurmont. Md.. June per- sons were killed, and twelve more or leas seriously wounded when the Blue 'Mountain express and the fast nlall of the Western Maryland Rail- way crashed together on a bridge, 100 feet high, over Qwens Creek last night. So great was the impact with which the trains rant, that the two engines were telescoped, locked together, and the combined weight held both to the track, and perhaps prevented a great catastrophe. Claim Victory at Three Points- Clinging Tenaciously to Territory East of Lemberg in Galicia the "New York Sun" cartoons'! Mr. William Jennings Bryan wfth'tofch of. dr'thVsuggestion oi the that man was Clmzzlew'it. BRITAIN FREES DR. DERNBURG London June Norwegian steamer Bergensfjord, together with Dr Bernard Dernb.urg, a passenger, has been released by the British au- thorities, and will sail from Kirk wall, Scotland, tonight. June biggest pro-Gorman, yet been held-'in New-York city fill- ed Madison .'Square. Garden .to capac- ilv and patked Madison; Avenue from curb to: curb-from Twenty-third to Twenty-seventh street last night. There'were-outside speakers on six- stands. Ex-Secretary of State liam Jennings llryan spoke in the Gardens. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Friends of Peace, a new: organization, was along the lines Bryan's speech ot his recent peace statements. Among, those who ,pccupied bo.'tes. in front, of the plat- 'form- were Constantino Duniba, am- bassador from.AustriaJIungary, who it was announced, was unofficially present Capt. Boy-Ed, German nav- al attache Capt. Papen, German military attache; Alexandra, the Austrian consul-general in this city, ami Del-Jal Bey, Turkish ambassa- dor. The Tribune describes the meet- ing thus "Bryan, in the role--of a German hero, wins triumph. Crowded garden bails him- as a great inter- preter, and next president." SUICIDE AT CLHURST Dr. R. P. Bonan of Coalhurst com- mitted suicide this afternoon, In his office there, in a fit of despondency. He cut his throat with a razor and died almost immediately. He was discovered about 2 o'clock. The doc- tor had come recently from Rocky Mountain House, where he has a fam- ily. He was 30 years of age. Dr. Ink- was called, notified a Leth- bridge coroner, 'who is on the way "Jt. Winnipeg, Man., June W. Horwood, former provincial architect, whose evidence as given before the Royal Commission in Minneapolis, recently, created such a sensation, Is back In town. He expects to return to Rochester, Jllnnr, for further sur- gical treatment in about a month, and in the meantime it is not known whether or not it is tha intention of those conducting .the Inquiry to call him again before the commission. Private Conference The Commission was late- in open- Ing this morning, the Commissioners and counsel being engaged in a pri- vate. conference. Mr. Coldwell, in resuming evidence, denied that he had any knowledge of any Conservative campaign fund' at the last election. He did not recol- lect having ever spoken to.Dr. Simp son about a fund. "I had no time to bother about it, he said. "I had enough to do with my own election expenses.. I never KotSny money from anybody, and I had'pleniy to payout." said none of his expense money, came from the -caissons. Supoenae Kelly With Its authority to compol the at- tendance of witnesses and-the pro- duction 'of documents affirmed and ratified by an order-in-council issued the .-Royal Commission on the Parliament buildins charges will at once have subpoenas served on Thomas-Kelly ot the firm-of Thorn as Kelly Sons. Examine Montague at Hotel Winnipeg, Man., June Royal Commission met in the vice regal suite of the Royal Alexandra Hotel to take further evidence ol Hon Dr. Montague, this morning, ow- ing to the state of health of the ex minister of Public Works. His evidence was concerned prlnoi pally with contracts let 36 Tons of Metal Shot Into Dunkirk -Dunkirk, France, June 23, via Paris, June 24.--Tliirt.v-six tons of explosives and metal were fired into- Dunkirk yesterday from the German positions somewhere behind Dixmude. Sev- eral civilians were killed or -wounded and considerable material damage was Bone, but not a single shell reached the port or any other point of military importance. The impression on the inhabitants differed in no way from that made by preceding bomb- ardments, and the first train out of the city today carried no more than ;he usual number of travellers. Masonic Lodges to Attend Church The members of the.Masonic lodg- es ol the city will hold theil annua church church. parade Sunday to Kno The members will assemble The 20th battery, overseas forces which left Calgary yesterday morn- ing, will go only as far as Sejvel camp, Manitoba, at present. Theri they will bo attached to the 5W artillery brigade, which is to be made up of the Lethbridge battery one from Regina and two fromnVin nipeg. Tills is commanded by Ducharme, of Winnipeg. "This is contrary to expectations o the Lethbridge boys, wlio etp-.-it once more to be under the of Col. Stewart as part I he brigade. It is not likely that th battery will remain long at Sewell. Pte. Oman is KilledatFront Private H. Oman has been kill- ed in in France, according to word received in the city from his sister in -England. Ho enlisted v.-iih -the second contingent at Fernie, B.C., and was only in the firing line for fhree weeks. Private Oman was formerly a Lethbridge man, lived here for over two years. At Standstill London, Jiine" 25.-Activity along the front where the Aus- trian and Italian armies arc fac- ing each other is chiefly in the nature of a standing position. Nothing has been heard from the Dardanelles. Ottawa, June Reginald .vl1 A TT.-hi.Ar1; Tiinner Tupper, who was wounded in the great bat- tle of St Julien in April, had a mir- e o aculous escape from according to a letter received here today. Lieut. Tupper was shot throug the thigh, the bullet passing throug the lower part of his tody, 'Ihougl badly crippled, he managed to craw back to his gun, and was sticking tc hen another German bullet loun hot! his Petrograd, June 25, via London. forces were' re- pulsed with heavy losses at three points on the Dneioter River by the Russians, according to an of- ficial statement under date of June 23, given out at headquart- ers of the general staff. In the Cosmierjine district, the Russians carried by assault a strongly-fortified height. Russians Fighting Hard Galicia and its borders con- tinue to embrace the present main field of military activity. The Russians are fighting hard in the Galician territory that re- mained to them after the Teu- tonic drive to Lemberg and be- yond, either to save that terrl- tory to themselves, or to give their retreating armies a chance to retire in good order. Desperate battles, according to .official reports, are going on along the Dneister, where the Russians claim to have retained the advantage, despite the ad- mission that the Austro-German forces have pushed their way across the river in two places. In both cases the Russian forcet were pushed back and are cling- ing precariously to the left bank of 'the stream. Western Ontario Regt. Suffers Heavy Loss in Gallant Fight for Trench Charles Poole, of Picture Butte, ..be man who made all the wood Pat- terns for the first maxim gun manu- factured, is one of the applicants at Lethbridge, ior work in the munition factories of Great Britain. Mr. Poole forwarded his application to Uty Clerk Stevens this week. He is very anxious to go. He-is an expert me- ihanic, with a large experience. There are-naw CiO applications on file with the city clerk, and there will be dealt with by Messrs. Barnes and Wyndham the British commissioners, who are to visit the city on their re- turn from the Pacific they are at', present. .In addition to these names', tncre-lare a number of names of men sen.1H-fr.oni Calgary who applied there, but who belong to No Attempt To Suicide this district and here. be examined Patrol Ship Sank German Submarine Port Arthur, Ont., June-22. W. Dougall, of Pott Arthur, has receiv- ed a letter [torn his mother at Ab- erdeen, Scotland, in which she de- scribes the sinking of a German sub- marine by a British patrol ship. She him He was shot through less, one leg being broken and heel shot off. In this state he succeeded in crawl- AvHnessed the landing ot the German sailors who were made prisoners. The fight took place near the Bullers of Buchan a few miles oft Peterhead, between a British warship and one of the latest type of German submar- ines about .'two weeks ago. Person? on shore saw the submarine manoeu- vrcing, and a feW' minutes later t British warship came abound the cape-The warship sighted the-sub- and a :thrilling scene Ottawa, June 25. The Canadian casualties now include Wiled, wounded, missing, ;and MO who are put down in the lists us prisoners. Casualty lists received since yesterday consist largely., oi prisoners ol war from the 15th.-bat- talion commanded by Col. J. A. Cur- ne This battalion was in the thick The members asseme ue is a m theNlason c hall It 830, and will of the light and many .members Twno eloned to. the 48th Highland- m e march rom there to tne eb.ucn, caih where' H Denoon will deliver i ers ol Toronto were taken prisoners special sermon to the Masons afte, eallant fighting. OPPORTUNITIES HERE ARE JBESTJN WORLD "There is no place on the whole er ol the soil in this section of the Creen earth I can thmk of, he can picture to you.a via- Ilfave been round the globe three ta ot prosperous- countryside that where the opportunities are so create in vou renewed confidence and P' n ing a distance of two hundred yards to a trench, where he hoped to be picked up by stretcher bearers. He remained there some hours before lelp came and he was removed to the base. Gangrene developed in the wound and the doctors gave him up. Despite his wounds and the blood poisoning he has noiv been moved to a hospital in England, where his chances of ultimate recovery are said to be good Capt. Merritt, Lieut. Tupper's brother-in-law, who was be- side him in the fight, was killed. MRS. ARMSTRONG DIES Calgary, Alia., June After a ingering illness, Mrs. Armstrong, wife of Col. W. C. G. Armstrong of the 103rd Regiment, and now command- ng the 56th Battalion, C.E.F., died .his morning. on the Al great'for growing........, farm as richt here in southern what J W McGravv, a large land owner at New Dayton, told the Herald yesterday. Mr McGraw has only recently come to Canada He 11 a typical American with a Ivuical American vision He 1ms .Pagination He sees things work and there was little that was large wav When he talks, of the west by cross.examinat.on. A, oil South its climate, and its farm lands, and V M one of the directors its iuturo, he can spread before you SSHSSSS fills you with enthusiasm in spite of Mr McOraw is cnthusias tic particulacly of the New Day ton district, where he owns a largeslice of choice farm lands. There are 000 acres of grain in crop in the district immediately adjacent to the little town, he says In his visionary way he goes on to point out just what that will mean with a conser- vative estimate of 20 bushels to the acre and a dollar a buslie! the zram A cool for the far- "eis of that Itttle stretch of coun- try alone Say for expenses of putting in the crop, and half (Continued on page INQUIRY BOARD Winnipeg, Man., June Judge the utilities commissioner: ...Justice Gait, and Justice Perdue are to make tip the commission to in- miire into the Fullerton charg- er Perdue is to be chairman uiBiiuo, an witnessed by the fisherfolk, but tlie latter deftly evaded the first charge The warship outmanoeuvred the sub and placing the latter between the shore and itself, it charge again. The crew of the submarine were on deck manning a gun, but before they had time to uss it, the warship ran down upon them and suiik the- vessel. Sov- eraV Germans were lost, but the ma- jority xwere including the cap tain, ''who, however, when being tak- en aboard the. British boat, shot him- self The other members of the crew were landed at' Peterhead. The Ger- mans were mobbed by the citizens of Peterhead, who had prepared a. heap rce- London, June par- ticulars received today of the en- gagement in which the western Ontario battalion suffered so se- verely, show that the Canadians, having taken three trenches, were unable to hold them. Nine officers fell when an enemy shell -hit the bomb and grenade stores of the battalion. It was at this point that Col. Becher was killed. He was bur- ied with Captain Smith, Captain Robinson, Lieut. Pack and Lieut. James in a small cemetery to the firing line. The bodies of Lieuts. Gordon, Helliwell, MacDonald and Tran- ter were not recovered. The Battalion went into re- serve after this engagement. After this action only twelve out of the members of the battal- ion enlisting from Walkerville and Windsor answered the roll. James Deigan of Warner, who fell rom the second storey of the Leth- bridge Hotel, yesterday, and was car- ried unconscious and apparently in a serious condition to the hospital, is progressing well, ,md will be around n a day or two, in spite of the dan- gerous nature of his accident. Deigan says lie cannot remember how the accident happened, save 'hat he must have walked in his sleep. He came up ft on-. Warner on Tuesday, went to Medicine Hat to file on a homestead came back to Letn bridge the same .night, and conse- quently had lost a lot of sleep, and was very tir-fl He laughed at the idea that he had attempted suicide Webster to Build Peace River Ry. Calgary, Alta, June 24 H Webster, the well-known Calgary con- tractor has been given the contract to build the. Spirit Lake Grand Prallie branch of the Edmonton, Duirvegan and British Columbia railwav, r" under construction b> I D McArtl Mr Webster the Albertan last night that it was his Intention to push the work of building through with all possible energv and expedition He left last night for the north BALKAN LEAGUE CaD rKIMy-lU luiin. in ton< o eg tion. The police, however, found place of safety for the Huns, who were later taken to, Edinburgh cas- tle, to be placed in the compound. TO BE REVIVED Petrpgrad, June 24 has reached Pctrograd that Bulganas reply :to the foint council of the Quad hope of reconstructing the Balkan al llance, with Houmanla amenable to Russian diplomacy July October wheat October MARKETS 12934 10294 44 High, tow WEATHER 3W UnMttled, with occasion. TRAIN TO TOUR SOUTH The mixed farming special tram which is to 'tour the province under the auspices ol the Alberta depart ment oi agiicultnre assisted by the Dominion department oi agriculture and the CPU will start from Cal Kary on Monday next, June 28th, and be on the road for me or s It will cover the branches 01 the C P I! C N R and G T P m the province Lectures will be given on the tram at earh point visited, by agncultuial experts of the depart- ment, and demonstrations will also seen on the tram as well as ex- hibits ot ine stock, grains, grasses !y equipped car will he demoted ex clusively to home-making aiAmtic such as cooking, sewing, home nurs and sanitation. The ilincrarv of the special trai for the southern portion of the prov mc6f is as follows Alttsrsyde Branch Brant Monday, 9 to 12 ulcan 1 10 to 5 Champion on Tuesda from 0 to 12 Carmangay 1.30 to 5 Bacons on 9 to 12, Nobleford 1 30 to 5. Forcmoit-Couttl Line Thursday, July 1 Ottawa. Ont, June of, the nbst remarkable Canadian family ecords in the active .militia service s held by the -Panel' family' of seven ons, five of whom hold commis- ions of maj'or or lieutenant-colonel. In the British or The oldest son of the family, .Those lome was formerly In Ottawa, is in. :barge of the ordnance store for tho econd contingent at the Toronto ex- ubition military camp He was for. merly assistant superintendent of Ola 'ederal arsenal in Quebec, and ha las seen 83 years of service. Miothei son is Col Planet, who is a commander of the Rojal Canadian