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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. lETHBRlbdB. ALBEftTA. MONDAY, JUNE 29, 191-1 NUMBER 168 ARCtiDUKE FERDINAND ICTIM OF ASSASSIN LIBERALS AND GiNSERVATIVES BOTH VICTORY AT THE POLLS IN ONTARIO TODAY No Ammunition the Cause With Carran- za Imminent SITUATION OMINOUS 151' Paso, June of ammu- nition has blocked 'General Villa's march toward Mexico City, Villa, fresh irom his ucton last week at Xacdtetas, has returned to Torreon bringing his entire army with him. The .relations of the northern zone commandtr vith General Carrania, in the opinion of agents here today, un- questionably caused the abandonment of the Campaign. The much-discussed.. Carranza-Villa estrangement has reached a breaking point H is asserted that the: Consti- tutionalist commander in-chief has in- dined io allow importation of cart- ridges for his men and shells tor his artittery through the port of Tam- nico At Zacatecas. .Villa shot away practically all the cargo of ammuni- tion .which rlanded at Tampico on thy according to his representa- here. Carrahza's men, however, declare that Villa did not get the; Anti.Ila ammunition, which they de- clare is still in of Villa's ietiun north yes- terday was received. here today as ominous by both factions. SALEM Salem, Mass., June work In preparation for rebuilding.the great. bj fire last Thursday was begun when contractors and ar- chitects to look over, the- ground and mike planp for ntfw" strut ture's. C. N. R. BRIDGE BURNS Winnipeg, .Tune long bridge on the Canadian Northern at Bear's Pass, a few miles east of Fort Fran- was burned some Ume 'last night and traffic from the east is conse- quently held up. AVo'rk has already started on the reconstruction of the bridge, but it be some little time before thu line IB open for traffic. Investigating HillcrestMme Disaster Today Hillcreat, Alia., June formal and official investigation of the Hill- creat mine is being made today. Rob- ert Leavltt of Bellevue, the man who nearly, lost his life in an effort to save It Is fellow miners, who'were entombed by tho explosion; George Wilde of Hillcreat, and James. Gorton, the lo- cal' secretary, accompanied by Norman jPraeer, a mining engineer of note, and formerly chief mine Inspector for the Eidmonton, and John T. Stirling, chief mine Inspector, went down, into the 'mine today. The com- mittee was appointed by the miner's union to make a formal investigation of tbe condition of the mine, and re- port to the union officials. The evi- dence they secure will undoubtedly become public at the inquest, which is to be started on Thursday, July 2. Judge McNeill Is here today, and meet with the. other members of the Relief; committee, A. J. Carter of Fernle, and Colin Maeleod of Maeleod, and it Is probable that a definite pol- icy 'wiil be adopted. Hillcrest Relief Fund There is little need to Bay more ab- out the need of relief at Hlllcrest. More relief Is'.sorely IB all., And It should be enough. Tho fund Is. growing. Every dollar will help to lighten the burden or some poor widow, 'who stares In the face the prospect of (Iflnlng the fight alone. The fund Is growlon. Here Is the stands Previously acknowledged ...1311.00 Corporation of the city of Leth- .kridce miners'... 20.00 Hcwejl Harrli 10.00 A frluvd'..... 1..00 p. 2.00 United Commercial Travelers.'. 25.00 FOREMOST TRAIN SERVICE -Weekly Service Starts Tomorrow Every Tuesday More- 1 after According .to advices received this morning from Superintendent Cameron of .the C.P.R.', at Med'.- ctne Hat, weekly train service on thet p'orempst', branch starts- to- 1 morrow. mixed train will run every Tuesday hereafter, leaving here in tbe morning and returning, at night. -'.Freight Agent Long: states that the train will be loaded.; bn i'his service 'will be a .great advance on. the original fortnightly 'train, and will prove a' boon to the home- stead country .where .the settlers have been 'clamoring for. the in- creased .service or, some. time. Situation at Westinghouse Plant Assumes a Strained Appearance STRIKERS BELLIGERENT PHtaburg, June broke out among, the striking "Westing- house employees inJUast PHLsbuig to :dayr' EtcTfetfe burounded all entrances to the electric works, and' prevented persons from entering. Office men, foremen, and 'even superintendents, were not permitted to cross, the bridge, and the presence of twenty armed guards from the iilant, had no effect on the excited crowds.: Deputy sheriffs failed to quiet the people and the police, re-inforced by the twenty apecial'l officers hastily sworn in by Burgess A. M: Snyder, could do nothing. Sheriff G. W. Richards arranged to call on the state for'help, and when a report spread ..that the Greensburg troop of State 'Constabulary was on its way to the town, the excitement in- creased. The' sheriff said' he would decide by noon whether to "summon the troopers. Striking employees of the Union Switch and Signal Co. returned to work this morning, and this was the last day on which the. Electric and Machine Works''strikers were to con- sider themselves employees if they not return to work; according to the company's announcement. Monument to Empress Desad to be Raised Rimouski, Qiie., June plot of ground on the side of the little hill that overlooks the broad St. Law- rence, is being purchased by the.C. P. R. near this'village. "Here all the unidentified bodies, which will be re- covered from the sunken Empress of Ireland, will he interred. There will be many little stones, and above all, to be visible, it is understood, to all 'who voyage down the gulf, will be raised a monument to these pathetic dead. The first to be laid away in this spot will be the.remains .of.the woman which were brought to the surface yesterday by tho cUver. Careful exam- ination has shown identification will be impossible, A .careful description of the however, Has 'been made, and should thp. bony bo claimed Its whereabouts "will be linown. The body of Maud E. Smith, which was also shipped to Quebec, where the C. P. R. will hold It, awaiting instructions from the re- latives or friends. CLOUDBUrtST IN JAVA Data via, June damage was caused by- a terrible cloudburst last evening at Benkoelen, Sumatra, where tlie .business section was destroyed, and the hospital, the nchoo) and a Dumber of 'houses ls pied. APPEALS ARE LOS! City Wins in First Round- Two Other Appeals Come Up Friday FIRST ACTION OF KIND The corporation of the city of Leth- bridge won in the first round of the fight over the 1911 assessment Ihe appeals of W. H. Peebles and James. Scott against the .decision of "the court of revision were dismissed this morning by Judge Jackson, who held- 'that the assessment as fixed hy the court of revision was fight and pro- per. The appeals of E. H. Wilson and- Mr. Burdett. Coutts will come up on Friday afternoon, the appellants ask- ing for an adjournment till that date. Mr. J. N. Ritchie appeared for the appellants. They are appeal- ing on the ground that the as- sessment is too high. Mr. Wilson's case is based on lots 8, 9, 10 and 11, Block 37, and Mr. Burdett Coutts ap- peals on lots 3 and i in Block 38, 20, 21 and 22 in Block 13. Mr. Peebles' case was disposed, of quickly. He was assessed 5450 on stock in his bakery. He held that the stock did not belong to him, and al- so that the city could not assess the. tools of his trade. City Solicitor Ball brought out that Mr. Peebles owned over- 5U500 worth of stock-in connection with his bake-shop. The case stopped there. James Scott owns a lot he paid ?800 for. He is assessed at He wanted the assessment reduced tb C. Donaldson was called as an impartial witness. He placed the val- uation of the lot at ap- peal was thereupon dismissed. The feature oi the action today is that it is the first time in the his- tory of the city that an appeal was ever carried past the court of revi- sion. DOMINICAN SITUATION MUDDLED'' Washington, D.C., June was the flmracterizatiou applied to tlie San Dominican situa- tion today by President Wilson. Ho aaid that it was difficult to know just what to do in the Dominican Republic because of many elements entering In-, to the situation. He had received word ilio. firiiio Aincricnn gunUiat to stop a bombardment, by Federal troops, but had not disclosed what he expected to do finally. MINERS' ELECTION Ferule, B.C., June election hold on Saturday, when the members of District IS of the United Mine Workers of America se- lected a successor to James Smith, as president of the Un- ion, has as yet divulged no ac- curate result, as all the camps have not been heard from, but the election of W. L. Phil- lips of Penile, Is generally con- ceded. The only other contest- ant for the position was D, H. Hyslop of Coleman, Phillips is very popular with the miners along the Pass, and Is Social- istically .Inclined. HXlGH MUMifQ above four candl dates in the elec- tton in elected by ac All but JIuiiro of -Glengarry. "elected as Conservative-Government members against the "Abolish-the-Bar" policy.of N: W. Rowell, -Liberal leader. Prc-Election Summary Toronto, Ont., June is tbe way the two' parties figure t-heir chances. Conservative GUMS Conservative safe seats......70 safe seats..........11 In doubt..................30 Liberal Guess Liberal safe seals Conservative.......... In doubt............ Last Parliament Conservative.......... Liberals............. Labor Ill 49 30 23 111 SO 10 1 100 Gives Approval of Scheme of Local Business Men to Help Farmers BIG- VOTE POLLED Ont., June 'showers are general throughout the Province of Ontario, today, and the weather is raw and disagreeable, a splendid attendance marked the open- ing of the polling booths in what promises to he one of the most in- teresting provincial elections ever held. The response of the electorate dur- ing the morning, despite the inclem- ency'of ttie weather, is rcganiL-d .by both political parties as an evidence that the vote polled will be large and representative. Leaders of the partics aro enthusiastic with re- gard to the .result and the organiza- tions developed to get the vote out are leaving nothing undone to make the. contest a thorough test of public opinion. ABOLISH THE BAR SOLE ISSUE The campaign, which was of about three weed's' unique in the hist nry of the province. The Lib- eral opposition, under the direction of NT. >V. Rnwell, practically restrict- ed its claim on the electorate to the one issue, that the bars oi' the prov-, incc should be abolished, the club li- 'censes cancelled, and the sale of in- toxicants confined to the liquor stores. No criticism nf the govern- ment was offerer! on other grounds. Credit was conceded to Sir James Whitney and-'Sir Adam Heck.for the policy pursued of providing the peo- ple with cheap power from the Ni- agara, and -the government's stand oil the, tiiytf-Workmen's Compensation law was not-attacked. An effort was bring the bi-lingual question into .the limelight, but both parties professed to, hold the same idea, that English should he the common lan- guage of the schools, and so the issue partially failed. 1 .Sic-James the Conser- vative party appealed lo the country on their record and so far as the tenVperarice issue is concerned, v (CouUiuicd on tPagc APPLICATIONS COME George Bury, vice-president of the Canadian .Pacific, has personally en- dorsed the action of the Lethbridge Board of Trade in initiating a cam- paign'for more'livestock in the dis- trict by furnishing a line of credit for the farmers" whereby they may buy long terms In a letter to President Marnbclv, Mr. Bury congratulates the Leth- bridge business men on the progress made thus far, and expresses the hope that1 they may meet with unqualified success. His views on mixed farming, he states, are too known by the general public to need any addition or. comment. .Air. Bury has many times made the statement that the welfare of the cities, no matter where they are locatd, depends exclusively on the prosperity and contentment among the farmers adjacent to the centres. The C. P, R. official furth states that he io-'vuen to any sugges- tions along the lines pursued here, in which the Canadian Pacific may be of assistance. The Lethbridge Livestock Guaran- tors, who are making possible the in- crease in the "livestock population of the farms in the district through their personal liability, are now well over fifty in number, each .man guarantee- ing to stand liable to the extent of Thirty-four names .were attach- ed to the lis't on the first day it was opened, and among; the number are many of thq North Lethbridge mer chants who'arc aware of the advantag- es that are bound to follow in the wake of a wave of prosperity among the agriculturalists In their district. Applications for the livestock are coming in from farmers throughout the district, and they will be consider- ed at an, early date. S BULLETS Heir Apparent of Austrian Throne and His Morganatic Wife Shot by Their Servian Enemies GAVRIO PRINZIP THE ASSASSIN Crime Premeditated-Murderer Fired from Steps of Ducal Plans to Shocks European Royalty Vienna, Austria, June Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the throne of Austria, and his consort, the Duchess of Hohenberg. were assassinated today. The assas- sin's name was Gavrio Prihzip. He stood on- the step of the ducal car and Bred several shots at the party. He was im- mediately arrested. Looked Over Ground jor 10 Days-Millions for Drilling in That District "WATCHFUL WAITING" Canlston, June 29 (Special) addition to the numerous oil seepages I MARTIAL LAW AT SAKAYEVO Sarayevo, Bosnia, June tial law was proclaimed today both in the city arid the district at Sar- evo in consequence of the assassin- ation yesterday of Archduke Franz Fratflnknd. and the Duchess o! berg. Death masks of the Archduke 'and the Duchess were 'taken todav and the bodies placed on a'catafalquc in the chapel of the palace and sur- t rounded by a niagni.Ocent display of v-roaths and, other .floral emblems from all parts of the. countrj. BOMB .THROWN KIRST According to -the semi-official re- port of the rttagedy when Gavio Prln- iip, the young assassin, .fired Ihe fa- tal shots, Field Marshall Oskar Pot- iorek, governor of Bosnia, as seat- td in the Archduke's motor anil leakages that .have startled the RUN -ON CHICAGO BANKS June hun- dred persons, mostly foreigners, were in line when the North avenue State bank opened its doors today, and the run, begun Saturday, was resumed. Publicity attending recent bank fail- ures Is iield.responsible. On Saturday the North avenue bank paid out (100, and when the doors opened to- day in currency, loaned by the. Continental Commercif.'] Trust Savings bank, the biggest bunking institution in the city, was piled in plain Eight to re-assure depositors. ELECTION RESULTS The Herald" has arranged Cor n bulletin service, giving the results of the elections being held today in .Ontario. These bulletins wi'il bo posted in front of the Herald building, Sixth street South. The. Her-' aldL telephone In tho editorial -offices, No. will1 also give the returns. Polls close at 5 o'clock. TJie difference In time' is two hours. So he- sieve here today Geologist who legated the Mcflareh well, was' in Cards- ton for some ten days. During this time he explored the entire district, and what is more, he reported favor- ably on it. It is stated-that he had been engaged to look over the_ anti- clines, which are well known to.he in existence here, by a well knpwn party of capitalists represented by Calgary interests, who have holdings approxi- mating several thousand acres south- west of here. Dunn is said to have registered at the local hotel under the name of in order that his movements might he kept secret. Following the news Mr. Dunn had been here, it was stated by one party that a London syndicate, .rep- resenting would locate at least half a dozen drills in the dis- trict explored by Mr. Dunn. "WATCHFUL Oil did not flow very swiftly around town today, although there is still an undercurrent .of'gossip and activity. Filing at the local office has subsided somewhat, although numer- ous outsiders are coming in to pick up the last of the desirable leases. The entire Lethbridge land, district in many cases small tracts were overlooked. One local mail filed on a quarter section H miles from Lund- hrnck. on Saturday, when the general opinion was that everything in that district had been taken long ago. Ac- cording to reports that come in -from the west, Faher and MacKenxie are actiw in the fiold north of Lundbreck, where 'two oi their drills w.ill soon he hammering away, one in 9, and one in 10. A local concern is about ready to announce .the formation of a company to drill .in the Pincher Crcsk Holds the Cardston field looks better than ever and the Coutts- SwccL Cirass territory will soon opecial bodyguard after the bomb had brai thrown a short time before by. Nedejo G-abrinovics. The Archduke was joking with the Count about his precautions, when the reports of several shots The assassin's aim was so'true each of the bullets inflicted a mortal' wound. For an instant after the at- tack Field Marshal Potiorek thought the Archduke and the Duchess seated opposite him, had again escaped Nei- ther the Archduke nor -the Duchess uttered a sound; a ifllment after- ward it was seen they had been hit. SOLDIER WOUNDED Lieutenant Colonel Erick Merlzzi; who had been wounded by the rhomb; in the first attack, was today pro1 noimced nut of danger while the m- sustained by Count Von Boos-. Waldeck is said to be insignificant. The Qrotian students here today, made several attempts, to punish the but the troops were called and maintained order. Gabrivonics, it was learned today., had been ?spelled from 'Sarayevo two years ago, but had been1 recently per- mitted rto return through the inter- vention of a Socialist member of the Bosnian Diet. Sonip. Servian students here, when The entire Lethbridge land district ESODIR SLUUBHM, ireiu, wuun has been thoroughly combed'over; but heard the news of the assassin. 11 -J ation, shouted: "Thank God, we need not'do it ourselves." They were ar-< rested as accomplices of the assass- ins. 'MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE Vienna, Austria, June all parts of tbe dual as__ well as from most foreign messages poured in today testifying' to the profoundly painful- impression produced throughout the world by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferr dinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, the Duchess 61 Hohenberg. The newspapers pay the wannest tributes to the late Archduke _ _ sunurnan station irom isciu, at u. BAD FIRE AT PORTLAND, ME. o'clock this morning, he was greeted. Portland, Me., June Fire today [with cheers hy, large crowds His destroyed buildings extending for half M hcst; nt a mile, along the shore of Long Island, in Portland harbor. The burned atruc- tures Included the Granite Spring Ho- tween fiVe "ami ten o'clock'to- night the results should he kn'bwn. Telephone 122-1, '-tho Herald-office. tel, two storeys, a wharf and several cottages. EMPRESS OF IRELAND FUND London, June The Empress of Ireland London fund has been In-' while the Liver v orensed to wnlle tno V( 0 fund has'reached jcsty appeared to b6 in the best health. Although the day was a the newspapers appeared and demoted] their columns exclusively to v ester-' day's tragedy. All of them dwelt oil the devotion, to duty of ..the late, Archduke and to the important scx'r vices he rendered 'to the army, ahd'J navy while touching reference was made-to the family T the) Archdiikr and Ills consort which.1 hatT (Continued ;