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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Officer From Front Says Canada May Have to Face Conscription Montreal, June acrlptlon will come tn Canada, utv leas there la an Immediate ruah of volunteers, according to a state- ment by Major P. H. Hanjon, aat a racrultlng rally Sunday He arrived home invalided on 'Sun- day laat, and leaned heavily on a cant aa ho spoke. "You motheri, I know it IB hard for you to let your boya go, but II It not better to let them go now when they want to, than.to hold them back until the time when-'thay will have to he asked. "There are many excuses to of- fer why he ihould not go now, but If all are to itay at home far whom exouws can be found, who will gapl? Contcriptlon la going to come, ai aa the war la going on at thla mement, If la not an Immediate ruin of VETS NEB06D JL W -vdeitaary sur- fr are required tor service oversees in arsny. Any to vol- names the eamp aomcandant, mob- v ilizatton. Camp, CaUa-ry. Fullerton Names Three Ministers Winnipeg, Man., June Ful- lerton today named to the local com mission appointed to investigate tin charges which he made a week agf against members of the present gov eminent whom ho expects to prove were Implicated in a deal alleged by him to have existed concerning the recent change in government. They nre Premier Norrls, Hon. A. II .Hud son, Hon. Thomas Johnson and Hou Valentine Wlnkler. Premier Norrls was named as inc representative of the then opposi- tion in the alleged negotiations con corning the payment of to the dropping of election protests, am Messrs. Norris, Hudson, Johnson am Winkler as concerned in the alleget negotiations coacerntoE the change ii government. Names wore asked for by Isaac Pil blade, representing the government who said that the names ot-.those ac cused were necessary-in preparing a defence. The names of the Conservatives al leged to have been implicated wer not asked for. "These are all the names I want t give said Mr. Fullerton. I d it an; Hon. Sam Barker Dies at Hamilton Hamilton, Ont., Juno 28. Hon. ainiicl Harkor, Conservative M. P. r West, Hamilton, is dead. Hon. Mr. arkcr was horn in Kingston, Ont., l 18HJI. He was educated at the ondon district grammar school. He larricil Isabella, daughter of John ruioksliank, of London, Ont. He latticed law in London for several ears, where he was elected an alder- lan and chairman of tho financial ommittce in the city council. Mr. Barker later moved to Hamll- 011, where he was solicitor and gen- ral counsel for the Great Western tailway Co., of Canada, and later encral manager of the and N. aihvays. He was present at the cor- nation o! King George. He rcpre- entcd Hamilton in the House of :ommons for a number of years and vas considered one of the ablest rail- vav authorities in Canada. want to suggest the name o: man, unless I have evidence." Mr. .Pitblado said he had seen i suggested that some witnesses want ed had left the province. The servic of- the provincial police, he salt were at the service ot Mr. Fullerto in any way he desired, to secure th presence of witnesses. No witnesses were called during ttt morning session which was davote to organization. STORM DOES LITTLE DAMAGE TO CROPS crops tenerally speaking almost and the 'loss of life tn nromitiv -was ciKfiaKi to tnat Taber and Medicine HTte wash-out ot the C.P.R. tracks at Okotoks is very serious and from Indications it will be about days before' regular. traflic is re- on the road 1 the Calgarj trains will Okotoks lie QHjary trains Numbers W and bi mil go via the Hat the tain to Calgary passing STro'iieh here at 5 o'clock ttas after- MThe ftrmule ahdes on the Calgary jawoe ew ire all ud tKA> tas been Msumed, ttat so mow mam line Wains will here tU. today M.U will be ver to ooMeot No 6i) over to fce over o and will at 2 20 a m. lor Taber, Juie s tar (JraW of bete i more or setious tnjur- result o! ht ttat bUnr over home twa cMldWB tM hurt houso u a wireck LaW British Airmen Bombard Smyrna London, June aviators have flown over Smynita. dropping bombs, and causing; more than 70 cas- ualties in the Turkish Harrison there, according-to a report trom Mllylene. Aon.' 'SAMUEL BARKER SERBIA WILL I PEACE London, June Interest- ing statemftnt, in view of recent reports, is attributed to the Serb- ian minister to Italy, to the effect that Serbia will decline to make a separate peace. To Erect Bridge at Waterton Lakes A year ago it .was intimated that a bridge would built at the Water- ton 'Lakes .to. .enable the Lethbridge and Cardston people to have conven- ient access to' this popular resort froni the east.' .'Nothing was done last vear, nnd W. A; .Buchanan, M.P.. has just''ascertained1 from Ottawa that while the appropriation this 'ear is very much smaller than usual, irrangenients have been made by vhich it is hoped this bridge will be obstructed at the end of August, or as soon as the water in the river drops ufficientiy to enable the work being arried on satisfactorily. who 'are "still in th .Jlaw" fvuw hospital, are doing well, 'the litt daughter of Adam Linke was brough i today with' her head badly eut. Barns Caught Fire. John Leslie, a farmer residing .0 Section 21, Township Rangi south oi Grassy Lake, suffered loss of his house and barn by wind storm on Friday evening las Alter the house was turned over caught fire and practically everythln was destroyed Mr- Leslie-is mo unfortunate, for last, year he h bouse and barns by lire M is learned that Fnda) s stor was verv severe in the_cquntr) ea and. south of Foremost, a number ot buildings having heen wrecked. Heavy Rain at Warner Warner, June ternSe storm oJ rain accompanied by hail passed oyer Warner and district yesterday afternoon. The storm was the worst ka.wn here Close to two inches oi rain must have iallui m one hour, out there was very attle wind There was some hail which fortunatt-ly did very little dimagb Windows were broken six miles south-east of War- ner and at Tyrrell s Lake the win- dows in the miimupaUty buildings were broken Some damage was done m both places also at Blakesville, ten miles north Old timers sa> the damage right around Warnti is less than 2 per cent but taken with the loss further out the) consider 5 per the outside figure for damage on Dr. Montague is on Stand at'Peg Winnipeg, 'June Montague, formerminister ot public works, was juestioned at this morning's sitting if the Royal Commission with ref- erence to the destruction of certain correspondence referring to the parlia- nent buildings contracts. He was isked if he had destroyed it-at .the same time as the contract had bear to which He- an- swered that he was not sure or the date, but knew that it was before the ihort session of parliament. Counsel isked if the contract had .lot been in existence when Dr. Monr tague made his 'speech in the house on the parliament buildings. The wit- ness declared this was not true. A statement by Premier Roblin that records were destroyed was read from the court, but was denied by Dr. Mon- tague. much tban at first report- GRAFT OF M'BRIDE'S GOVT. on by the ministerial on association of tho lower mainland, thSf S, New Westminster which and adjacent territory, that body is endeaTortai to tnat pony w the piblic conscience of British Col- umbia to the danger, to which the orovince has been exposed thiough rosgorenimait, especially that policj of the government which applies to die administration of lands, timbers and coal deposits, and whit-h the as- sociation calls the crisis in B C bus reached Fcrnie Last Friday evening, Rev. E A Cook, secretary of the held a public meeting in the Orphoum theatre which brought out a good- sized of people of all parses and persuasions to hear what he had to say. Rev D, M of the Methodist church, presided, and in irodwed tie speaker of the evening, who to tea clear cut positive toeaker at home upon the which seemed te lie next his Ml Supeorti Candidate The Ministerial association unani mously iccretan as the man tVrt people of the result of an investigation into thi. affairs of the province, and to pro duce proofs regarding their conclu- sions and to ask for signatures to a petition to thn Dominion for a judl cial commission to investigate the statements they arc making as to the misgovemment of the province pro of Fernic, Juno Herald) the session of county court held here Irom Thurs day to Saturdai Judge Thompson presiding, two criminal cases came up for trial. John Damitovitek and an accom- plice, both Russians, were up on a charge oi theft It appeared that these two subjects .oi the Czar; think mg that subjects of Emperor Fran cis Josephi of Vustna, having lost their personal freedon bj being ciass ed as alien enemies, it for granted that they had also-lost their property rights as well, and entering a shack, at Michel belonging to two Austrians nowr sojourning in- the der tension proceeded to Rus- sianize whatever they took a fancy to and transferred the Russianized property to their own shack John was found not guilty, and his accom- plice got oit- with a suspended sen tence Three other light-fingered fellows were found guilty of theft from the BAM IN EAST Picnickers Poisoned Near Edmonton Edmonton, June fifty in'l sixty people at lion Accord are criouslv 11 and approximately 203 rthers felt effects of ptomaine poison- narine lias sunk the schooner Mit.i there rtft" Vfitlptlhl It'flmid. The Victims of Submarines London, June German suli- j; contracted at a picnic held ther_ riilay Dr. Nicholls, of Edmonton, s assisting the local physician, Dr. -larold Watts, and it is hoped there nay be no fatalities. Remnants of the food arc being held lor analysis iy the authorities to determine the of the poisoning. of Barrow, oft Yoilgllal, Ireland. Tho ;rew was saved. Steamer Sunk London, June sub- marine activity has borne fruit again in tho sinking of Hie British steamer [ndrani, in St. George's Channel. FALL Austrians Fail London, June officials report an unsuccessful attempt by Austrians to retake the heights of Zeillonkofel. "zar Presides Over Coun- cil of War at Front- Ministerial Changes London, June tide of battle Is again flowing with the Teutonic allies in Galicia. Ger- man and Austrian claims of vic- tory are substantiated by Russian admissions or retirement south of Lemberg. Simultaneously cornea the hews of a Russian- council of war at the front, presided over by the Emperor, and participated In by the Russian commander-ih- chief, Grand Duke Nicholas, lead- ing military men and several Cabinet ministers, while In Pet- rograd the recent retirement of the minister of war, is to be fol- lowed by other ministerial chang. es. Canucks in Gallant Fight fare'tents flattenei to iB ground and their content- strewn7 over Southern Alberta [torn Grassy Lake to the Hat, N. M. Snth erland, chief of one ot the irrigation survey, parties whose camp is, or rather was 'about six miles from Grassy-'Lake, ithe city Saturday afternoon for !rr-sH supplies. The hurricane hit the camp'with its full force and flattened the five tents in a .twinkling, 'thereby the Chinaman cook under. I--' of the cook-tent where he was wise enough to remain till the full forco of the stoLin had blown over. The contents of the tents seem to have been swept first and were found shewn over the prairie .for miles, whuc some small articles have not yet been 101 -i 1 The folding cots were picked up and carried away by the wind and the remains of one of them was found two miles from camp f thing in camp was soak- ed bv the heavy downpour which fol- lowed the rain and it the camp had not been located on a hilL it is pos- sible that the surveyors-would have been drowned out.'The party was in at Purple Springs, three miles aw.u the storm came and ow- ing to its freakish nature there was hut'little wind there. On their re- turn to the c imp the surveyors were confronted with a. scene of desolation hard to parallel, with the Gink cook only living in the land- scape, severals Lett-bridge hoys are on this, part) Iron1- Springs Party Vnother ungafaon survey party camped three miled from Iron Springs about 24 miles north-east 01 the cit) did not fare much better. Harry.'Morris, Pulton Bonnell and others of this party came in last night to get dn They report that tltere was more w ater than wind and tint the rain tell m almost a solid The) are their evening meal standing in water ibovc the tops of Madrid, Spain, June _ extremely desirous of maintaining her neutrality, but it appears quite probable that circumstances strong- er may oblige her.to adopt a different and eventually bring her into the conflict. A prominent diplomat of high standing and important military auth- ority is credited with the statement that September quite possibly will see the Spanish forces in the fie'id on the side of the Allies. OIL GUSHER June 28. The Southern Alberta Oil company announced this morning that the. oil in its well, which is 3527 feet deep, had- burst oft the control valve at the top of the well and was flowing down the road leading froni the derrick. The South- ern Alberta well is a mile north and a little' west of the Dingman well. Stock of the company has been strong since. Friday on rumors and the -dollar shares sold this morning as high as ?5.55. I ondon June 2S.-Canadian troops ond line, uhicli thev fmcd wvc aga n been called upon to beat fen minutes he third and iouith lines the best soldiers of the German were assailed and carried. me ui.su _ cllcrayT giving him no time to rally his forces. The latter at once began to consolidate the positions, hut. fin- ally the Germans made a stand'arid opened a counter attack. "In the meantime Canadian ammu- nition had run low. Their grenades had been expended. They resisted the counter-attack obstinately, but final- ly they had to relinquish the front lines of trenches "In the partial retirement which, followed the Canadian losses were very heavy. During the night of June BANK BLOWN UP: YEGGS GET Grand -Forks, N.O.. June Buxton, -N-D-, post, office, raided by reggmen last yielded more than [2000 to the robbers. A package of registered mail from the Scandinav- an-American bank of Grand Forks to the state bank Buxton, which arrived In Buxton last -night, too late 'or delivery to the bank, containing 12000 in currency, is included in the oot. The yeggs gained entrance by smashing rear door. They used such a-Wge charge of explosive that the entire front ..of the' post office ;ne uusu irmy, and once more have succeeded. Jall'ant soldiers from Canada were sent into action at Lahassce in a three days' battle, lasting from June_ 15 to 17. They captured four lines ol around trenches, but part of these lad to be relinquished later because the Canadian ammunition had heen expended. rift Details of tne Canadian fight at Labassee reached here in the follow- ing narrative from the front "With other British forces the Can- dians were ordered to take the Ger- man trenches in sections at Labassee. The Canadians were led in the under- taking by the first Ontario regiment, with the third Toronto regiment act- ing as a support. ''After the cannonade the Canadians made a bayonet, charge, with great nallantry. In less: than 15 minutes they were in full possession the first line of German trenches. "They then went tearing at the sec- second brigade relieved the first brigade ajid the Ontanops. "On the night of June lb-17 the Germans delivered a heavy counter- attack against the lines held bv the second Canadian brigade This evened up tile stole Canadian riflemen wait- until the attach had deiclopcd strength and then wiped the German infantry out. Few U'ermans got back to their lines." Electric Wiring For Hog Pen Cost Govt. Winnipeg, -Mali..' June the Investigation into the Manitoba Parliament building contracts, is com- pleted, an inquiry, wi'll be made into the work and payments in connection with the building of the new Agricul tural college at St. according to a statement made at a public meet- ing Saturday night bv Hon L H Johnston, minister of Public Works Mr. Johinston-declared he-had been given to understand that "revelations in connection with the college .would be as grave as those in connection He stated that, River at Edmonton is Carrying Houses Away Edmonton, June 28.-With upwards of 600 homes wholly, or partially submerged, 20 or more of them swept from their foundations and carried down: the river, Edmonton is now.ex- perienoing the most; disastrous flood in the history of the city. Since Sat- urday, night the Saskatchewan river has "risen over 21 feefand at 11 o'clock today it was estimated to be EQUIPMENT MORE THAN SOLDIERS NEEDED BY BRITAIN FOR THE WAfr Ucv Need of Investigation Mr Cook, after making itev tit "-E, short statement as to the reasons for the ministers appearing in such a rolf thus demolishing the cheap cri ticisms using hurled at them through tho government press of the province, waded into his subject and was not long in cbnvincmg: his hearers that there is ample cause for investigation and that he is complete master of his subject The speaker made it clear that the association was .u-tmg mdeptndely 01 any party organization and intended to keep the object they aimed at en- tirelv free from being a party ball in the game of polities They have received criticism, it might he found that in lome min or statements they made slight id foot- in it mistakes but thej (Continued 01 liue had the aid "Britain's great fightini power are the will win the war for. the allies, said W. Bertram Mitford of Mitford and Co on his airrval to Lethbridge from London, Cngland Mr Mitford hastened to his home be- cause of his father's serious illness, and when seen bi a the Herald made the sfaft ment He had been asked to express an opinion regarding the situation m Lurope Made a Quick Trio Twelve davs ago Mr Mitford re- ceived a cable advising him of the critical condition of his father and eleven days and five hours later ar in Lethbridge When asked if, in his opinion, cor- scription methods might be he said, "Under the defense of the Realm Aot there will lie a sort of mobiluatwn ot the industries and m- IE qualities dustnal workmen that are in a by- things that 1 connected with the materiils ot war hat will not be a conscrip- tion for Kitchener's army. There are U o reasons, first the objection that British people have to apply -force of service to the individual, and second because of the wonderful response to the call for. volunteers It is general- estimated that already under, the July wheat Octabtr wheat October cats MARKETS WEATHER High Low Ftricait Tine '-J and 1 57 32 and m6darately yoluntecr. system England has trans- ported over two million men to the different fields of action and has in training in England over a million men without taking into considera- tion the many independent organiza- tions for home defense. "It will be a great thing-to be able to say that the largest army ever gathered under the.British flag, and which before the war is over will probably be-over 'five million men, was secured bv volunteors from the manhood of the Untish Empire Ennland Nteds Equipment "It is the clothing, the feeding, the transporting ol this great arnn that is occupying the attention of her statesmen and the recent creation of tnt minister of munitions is the strongest move government has for some time The great- est personal .force in the BritishJSm; hour. The river is 32 tei; over low water mark now The industries located on the flats of the city as w ell as homes, are in undated and unless the rising waters abate within a lew hours the city s water and electrical plants will he forced to suspend operations. The low level bridge across the nv er is already out of commission and may.be swept by torrents The 105th street bridge is in danger Nearly 500 more homes are in immi nent danger and every available team iii the city is being utilized to haul furniture out. At 11 o'clock the power depart- ment reported that the plant could stand very little moie water and would be'shut down in about two hours or less. Conditions on the flats arc rapidly assuming worse props' tiohs. Police and fire departments, work- ing with Superintendent Alton of the city construction corps, are directing the-relief work in the flooded areas vinced the authorities that one .Build- ing should have a better: roof than that provided by the ana received for this roof. .Mr. Johnson did not stats what the roof was to cost originally Again, he said, a hog pen had been built, and the bill for electric wiring was jsoo Referring to the registration, for proiincisl lists, rvfr. Johnston tfid that the new government had no money to carry on the fortheomioK election, "and they did not_care who knew it" They proposed to appeal for voluntary assistance, because money for elections did not drop tioitt. heaven. PROFIIS IN WAR CONTRACT C.N.R. BANS BOOZE Winnipeg, Man., June 28 No alcoholic :'liauors will be sold on dining cars on the Ca nadlan Northern Railway after Wednesday June 30 CO Bishop, general superintendent ot sleeping car service, this announcement today from Page t Ottawa, June proceedings todav before the war contracts in- quiry w hich is being conducted by )harles Davidson were at all times nteiestmg For a brief period when Ernest Powell, the Ottawa drug clerk wno made large profits out of a contract for medical dressings and _ drugs made damaging admissions ,hey wcr' dramatic Powell repeated- k told the court that he did not >now what he hid done with certain sums of money which he drew from his account with the Union covering his transactions with .ttp militia department Finally Charles DaMdson interposed, and in- timated to the witness that he was cieatmg a "painful" impression. Pow- ell then admitted that the amounts were withdrawn at the instigation of V, F. Garland of the Carleton Drug company, bis employer, and member of parliament for He Involves Garland In reply to searching put b) the commissioner and Mr. Thome-! son the witness finally admitted apart from a few small sums for per-J sonal expenses all the from the bank were made at the.jn- stigation of Mr Garland. The iMjer withdrawals totalling senlcd the profits niade.ahl to the.gov ernnwit by tte-meinbte tor, Carleton. "f-- Another fact brought tfcat all correspondence with Black of their representative ing to th' PoweU contract Baa. deltrojtd since the last on public accounts Snavtc be had destroyed ;