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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta July Oats High Low....................... Forecast: Showers In south LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 1915 NUMBER 119 _ I, SAREFUSES JAPAN'S DEMANDfeDOMlNION CANADA'S WAR COMMISSIONERS London, May more shells fell lii Dun- Kirk last hifjlit. killing: or injuring several persons LOCAL MAN 'in the London, May British public ha, been greatly impressed by the German bombardment of Dunkirk which, it ii believed In military circles here, must have been from a distance of from 18 to 20 miles. The Times says tha inoident is of small importance from a military standpoint, but that it brings the war closer to England's shores than at any earlier period of the struggle. "We the Times says, events of the past ten days the clear- est possible proof that, far from boing on the run, the Germans can at any moment resume the offensive in tno west with great power and obstinate courage with an ample supply of men and guns anil in a spirit that will stop at nothing. The bombardment of Dun. kirk is only one sign that their pur- pose is to reach the coast towns near England, and it ought to bring us with a bound out of that world of illusion in which the nation has been encouraged to gaze at the facts through the mist of facile optimism." Many Killed Passengers who arrived from France yesterday said that the shells that fell in Dunkirk were of large calibre and were supposed to have come from guns at least sever, miles Inlinrf. Many persons were killed outright, while others later from their injuries. The Times correspondent In Norm- cm France says the first shell fell in Dunkirk at 3.30 o'clock Thursday af- crnoon, almost at the same moment hat three German aeroplanes were teen hovering overhead. "The the corre- spondent adds, "continued for ninety linutes. Inhabitants hid in the cel- ars or fled the town. The military authorities of Dunkirk were powerless o reply to the big guns, the where- abouts of which were unknown, but they opened a furious fire on the aeroplanes and drove them off.- On Friday morning all and the. bombardment had. not been renewed' up to noon." NO PANIC Paris, May 1. Dunkirk remained j calm and there was no sign of a panic while it was being bombarded by shells from giant German guns, ac- cording to the editor of a newspaper of that city who has arrived in Paris. He said the bombardment began at 11.30 a.m. Thursday and continued MORE RECRUITS WANTED HERE Twenty-five more recruits are wanted for artillery service, in con- nection with the 20th battery. C. E. F., located here. The recruits are wanted at once, the call having been issued this morning. Goorl r.ders will be given the preference. Those willing to join should apply at the Henderson Park barracks on Monday, May 3rd. MAY DISSOLVE COMMONS SOON Ottawa, Ont., vails generally at the capital tonight that Parliament will dissolve next week. Opinion as to whether or not there is going to be election 11.30 a.m. inursoay ana cu.mi.uct. chanies considerably from day to day. until 2.30 p.m. Twonty projectiles in I One day the all were hurled into the city. All of them were 15 inch shells which blast- ed craters 15 feet across and sent up. great columns of dense black smoke. Private George Lee, 10th Bat- talion, First Canadian contingent, is the first Lethbridge man to have been seriously wounded in the fighting last week. Lee's name appears in the casualty list issued yesterday from Ottawa. Lee is well known in Leth- bridge. He has a brother living on Twentieth street, who has been connected with the water- works department for some time. Mr. Lee has not yet heard from his brother as to the nature of hlB wounds. Lee joined the colors on the first call last August, and was among the first to leave here. He is about 23 years old and single. His native home is Tynham, Kent, England. While here he was a member of the Kentish society, and also the Ancient Order of For- esters. BOARD OF TRADE MEETING President 0. R. Marnoch has returned from an extensive tripthroujh the States, after covering 5000 miles. He saw a good deal of agricul- tural country and mide special investigation into crop conditions. hat several matters of Importancs.ito bring befort the Beard of Trade, and special msetlng will be held In the board rooms on.Monday evening for ttlis purpose. that ulsction prospects zero; the next day the barometer will rise and everyone interested will feel certain that dissolution is at hand. the election barometer has Today been up. Morning Conservative news- papers contain articles which appear to foreshadow an early appeal to the country by the government. Just how authoritative these articles are is, 'of .course, only a matter of'conjecture. All Signs for Election The Evening Citizen (Independent) says: "The Impression deepens at Ot- :awa today that Parliament will be dis solved next week, though it has not been decided definitely. The rumored change in the Cabinet affecting Hon. Louis Coderre, secretary of State, is at last likely to come true, Mr. Coderre being replaced by J. M. Tellier or E. M. Patentude. This expected in a few days. It one sign of election. Another is the- arrangement for sol- diers' vote., while a third is the jour- neying to Ottawa of members of Par- liament and organizers. It will he very much of a surprise if, under the cir- cumitaneeVars appeal to the country not take place. "The ag- ainst ,the principle of. dissolution in thif time of stress, profess to we.- come lonn as the government takes the responsibility." Lloyd George's Proposals are Approved London, Mav flood oi pro- tests have come irom all parts 01 tin country against the. proposals of Dav- id Lloyd-George, chancellor of the eichoriilor, to increase the duly on al- coholic drlnUs. These proposals have received little support outside the im- mediate government circles. Temperance advocates are dissatis- fied because iutai pioiiibition v.-as cot proposed, while distillers, saloon and hotclkeepers have held meetings at- protest and in many places have decided upon an immedi- ate Increase in prices. Ireland particularly is disturbed, it Uinr thc belief there that if the pro-' S'l'hrewerftcnS EMS farmers who have sown barley in Urge quantities this year. Splendid Rain Fall to North of Lethbridge A splendid fall of rain was experi- enced In the district north ot" Leth- bridge from Iron Springs north to the Little Btfw river and the Sundial sec- tion. The rain ftfll for sonifi time and gave the ground a good soaking Tiie seed- ing is almost completed there and the prospects are good. The forecast today is still for local showers. Very heavy rains arc reported west of Macleod towards Brocket awl Pinchcr, where it 'is stated rain fell Will Organize All Branches of Labor Here effort to organize all branches of labor in the city which are not al- readv organized, will be made by the local trades and labor council short- ly. The matter will he discussed at the next regular meeting ot that "rhis movement 1ms been talked oi for some time, as there are several not. organized. OFFICERS' tISI 101S Ottawa, May l.-Anothcr heavy cas- Several More Albertans on Casualty List Ottawa, Ont., May are several Alberta names on the cas- ualty lists issued last night. Am- ong them is Captain C. G. Arthur n< 103rd Regiment, Calgary, who was with the 10th Battalion. Other Albertans mentioned were' Private Maurice B. Clarke. Eagle Butte, N'.fdiolne Hat, killed in action; Private Nichols Pumall, Little and Private E. Phillip Tompkins, Ed- monton, wounded. Son of the Hon. G. R CoMvell Killed in Action Winnipeg, Man., May G.A. Coldwell, of the 12th Brandon Horse, 10th Battalion, killed in ac- tion, was a son of Hon. G. R. Cold- welt, minister of Education of Manitoba. He was born in Bran- don in 1853. Turkish Troops Fighting Ad- vance in Poland-French Claim Advances in the Western Theatre of War Paris May 1.-4 a.m.-The Gallipoli peninsula gradually Is being cut off from the rest of the Turkish forces, says the Athens corr.spond.nt of the Havas Agency, in a despatch dated yesterday. It is now said to be impossible for the Turks to pass from one shore to thc ether. Th.lr mam forces are between Gallipoli and Waldos. French Senegaiese troops are reported to be conducting themwlve. with the utmost valor on the Asiatic Th-.y have occupied Yen! Shehr, while the forts of Nsgara are being violently bombarded. The Turk main forces are reported to be between the town of GaIllpol, and at thc further end of the Straits, and Maidos, which lies on the about two-thirds of the way down the peninsula. The Constantinople official reports' state that the Turks are making consistent headway in their attack, against land and sea forces of ths Allies. GERMANS PENETRATE 100 MILES INTO POLAND Fighting continues all along the extended Russian front. Chief interest now attaches to the new German movement in the north, aimed at the Baltic province, of Russia. Little is known concerning thl moy.-. ment however, beyond the German announcement of yesterday that they, had penetrated more than 100 miles from the Prussian frontier. LITTLE CHANGE IN FLANDERS London, May 1-The situation in Flanders shows little change although the French claim further advance for the Allies. The 15 inch shell, with which the Germans yesterday bombarded Dunkirk, hurling them perhaps twenty miles from one of their huge guns, are said to have blasted In the, German craters in seme instances 45 feet in diameter. GENERAL ELECTION OPPOSED IN MONTREAL NEW. ZEALAND OFFERS Montreal, Que., April conn-, Winnipeg, vinuna, "vt cil ot the local board of trade yester- j the cities hit lay passed a resolution opposing a London, April New Zea- land government has offered to send a large force of mechanics to assist in the manufacture munitions of war. It is stated that a sufficient number of first-class mechanics in New Zealand already have volunteer- ed for this duty. STEELE TO LEAVE FOR THE FRONT Winnipeg, Man., May .Major-General S. H. Steele, commander of the second divi- sion C.E.F.7 leaves for the front next week, sailing on May 13. Lieut. Harwood General Steele's only son, will officers, was giver ilia department last Oi the 5S officers out at CHINA REFUSES JAP DEMANDS PSKIN, MAY 1.-THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS DEFINITELY REFUSED SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DEMANDS MADE BY JAPAN ON LEARNING OF CHINA'S DECISION, THE JAPANESE M1N. ISTER-iEMM EKI HIOKI, SAID TO THE CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER LU CHENG HBIANO: "I AM SORRY. I BELIEVE MY QOVERNMENT DISAPPOINTED." BAD FIRES IN REGINA Regina, Sask., April less than five fires was Regina's record to- day apart from the fact that the fire ;eneral election and deprecating dis- sussiou of a possible election "a.t this mprecedented time of and the. political strife. Oi the 55 officers mentioned 1-1 rrom fact that the lire were killed four wounded and miss-: Department found time to send a fire inE and 35 missing. fighting crew to the neighboring town Winnipeg, Victoria, Ol Lajord, to give assistance at that The Standard Publishing Co.'s plant was bauly damaged, as well as four ether buildings. officers wcl'l over the 200 mark, over SO per cent, of the 01 declaring' That the. political if.'ant De nseparahle from-the holding of a gen- name. oi i J s( eral election, might at this time oc- i gn, 'mlcd to casion such division of opinion as icolum oiv.on would seriously interfere with the mi provision of the assistance that all: Canadians are anxious to give toward Li securing victorv for the Empire aim In its Allies; and, further, that the busi- ness of the country, now showing signs of recovery from a period of de- pression would receive a serious set- back by the holding of a general el- WAR BULLETINS STRANDED BATTLESHIP Bordeaux. France, May 1, 1.25 the launching of the bat- tlnhlp Langt'edoc tod'ay, the vcs- .el left the with such ipeed that It itruck and crushed a light- er, killing three perlonV.aboard, and wat-stranded on.the bankt of the river. -RUSSIAN STEAMEp SUNK London, May 1. 3.05 RunUn -ateamer, the name of .vhlen not yet been ascertain- td. Is reported to have been sunk off the Blasket Islands, on thc wtst of Ireland by German The crew of the Mved. MORE ZEPPS ARE SIGHTED London. May dispatch to thc Mail from Wells, on the coast of Norfolk, says that four Zeppe- lins were seen at 6.30 o'clock last nljht, eight miles off the certt, by the observer at the life-saving station. They were moving south- ward. Warnings Immediately were sent t6 all towns within a erable i'adius. No airships'have been en by any. of the other stitiqns in this .vicinity. CAPTAIN GUY DRUMHOND Son of the late Sir George niond. of Montreal, who was in the Langemarck battle. 3V pel i" first contingent from Canada, m :ed from the; wounded and j uc uat follows j FTH i J! Carrie, 10th Light Regina Lieiit. W. Ellis. Captain K V. Harvey, 88th Vic- toria B C Lieut. C. C. Holmes, 88th Victoria, B. Lieut H.. A. Bromlev, 88th, Victoria, B. C.; Lieut. 5 A Wesson, 88th, Victoria, B. C.; I i'eut' Ii P Latta, (rth, Vancouver, i Wounded-Captain J. W. Warden, Vancouver; Lieut. G. H. Leslie, Gth, Vancouver. Wounded and Missing-Captain V Scndilmorc, lith, Vancouver; Lieut, j' C. Thorn, llth, Vancouver. Missing-Major 1'. Byngball Capt. H. J. Locke Lieut.. 13 D ilth Vancouver; Lieut. H. C. MncDowall, Stli, Victoria Lieut. R. FlGliTH BATTALION" J. 13. Reynolds, 00th, Wlnni- J. H. Matthews, 31st British Columbia Lieut, u. Durrand, 90th, Winnipeg Lieut. IT. M Harris, 90th, Winnipeg. and tt. lie C 90th, Winnipeg. Missing-Captain W. Northwoo.H I ieut J K. Hell, 00th, WinnipeR; Lieut! G. F. Andrews, 90lh, Winni- peg Lieut. W. A. MacKenzic, 90th, Winnipeg; Lieut. 11. B. L. Owen, 96th, Pert Arthur. Suffering from Gas L S Dear, 'J6lh, Port, Arthur. TENTH BATTALION Killed Captain HA. S. Wallace, Winnipeg; Captain F. Pott, 21st, MedicLici Hat; Lieut. 0. T. H. Xa- Port Hope; Lieut. 1 (Continued on'page MORE WOUNDED ARRIVE London, -May further large batch of Canadian wound- ed arrived in England last night most of them having suf- fered in the fighting following last Friday's big engagement near Ypres, fighting that was almost as heavy as the main .engagement. Disastrous Fire Destroys 22 City Blocks Colon, April '30.-Fiie destroyed compietelv twenty-two city blocHs and was "not controlled until twelve buildings in its path, had been dyna- llany arrests have been made foe su'aui Oi the havil police and two fooling. The town is now under the companies oi the V. S. artillery, who aided in fires. Alberta Varsity Students Leave IN WHEAT "Two rather important deals in wheat lands near Lsthbridge, .were; completed this week by D. L. Kim- ball, the well known land dealer, who has been operating in the western states. Mr. Kimuall has sold a sec- tion of land in the Coaldale district to W. C. Straley, of Oregon, and his son-in-law, both of whom'are now oiv Mr. TCimball is returning to Oregon next week to complete other deals in southern Alberta lands which'have. son-in-law, nocn oi wuuin avu u Edmonton. Alia.. May l.-Elght slu- preparing lo farm it. dents of the University of Alberta are] tn leaving Edmonton probably tomorrow for eastern Canada to eventually form part ot the second universities' com- pany for overseas sen-ice. The names'oE the eight volunteers are as follows: E. Parsons, Edmonton; C F Carswell. Red Deer; .Roy G. Stev- ens Edmonton; A. T. Glanyii'ie, Bd- monton Alex. McQueen, son of Rev. Dr McQueen, Edmonton; Lnther Jones. Ponoka; William B. -Overs, M- monton, and Robert M. Martin, M- MONTREAL POSTMASTERSHIP Moutieal. Sue., April" Ga- this morning announces the re- ot the Hon. Louis Oliver T.ullon postmaster at Montreal, to be succeeded by J. G..H. Bergeron, ex- M.P. for Beauharnois. The retiring postmaster is a former premier of Quebec province, ex-post- mnster-general, and a privy councillor of the Dominion. 31 r Bergeron, the new postmaster, was "the baby, of-ihe when he 'entered Parliament, being only 2o years old at the time. MAJOR E. C. NORSWORTHY An .officer of tbe 13th battalion who was killed tile. Langcmurck bat- tle. He was n resident of Montreal been pending lor some time. SIR FRIGHTFUL LOSSKS Paris, April losses on both sides have marked 'the past ten davs' fighting in West Flanders, and it ia .unofficially estimated that to unburied corpses dot the lowlands or lie in Hie Hooded marsh- es between the' .North Sea and the battlefield of Vpres. JOHN FRENCH PAYS CANUCKS TRIBUTE Ottawa, Ont.; April John French, comuiander in chief British forces, replying thrauVh tlio War Office to Sir 'Robert Borden's message of congratulation to the com- mander and the Canadian cabled as'follows: "I thank you heartily for your tele- gram which I have communicated the Canadian troops. No words of mine can express the admiration I fell for their gallant conduct. Canada has indeed reason to be proud of her sons, and their devoted bravery lias done more than anything else could have done to "weld together the British Empire." Premier Bordfn tonight recened the following cable from Sir Riclmrd McBride, premier of British Columbia, who is at present in London "is further'reports come in magni- ficent conduct 'of oW Canadian troops at front becomes' all the more general topic convataitibn and -omplim'ntary press comment: MothMlind and Allieg loud in praise and honor our gallant boys. Permit ma to tendtr through you expression profound sorrow with relntives and friends of (alien They died that Empire and liberty and free- dom might live." ;