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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Vlrt. 7, ALBERTA. GERMANY WILL NOT UUIMOOp A RANDOM MET Assassin of New President is Killed by Bullets Meant for Costa IJsbon, Tia Paris, May Freltas, who shot and dangerously Joas Cliagus, president of the new cabinet, wan slain at the railway station, toy a soldier who witnessed tho attack on Sonor Chayas. By his ac- tion the soldier forestalled an assault upon Freitaa by civilians who were clamoring for his lifo. The assassin's lody is still lying on the station plat- form, awaiting the arrival tho mom. hers of his family. It was Proitas who Jed the attack in the senate against Alfonso Costa's party In parliamentary conflict last year. It is believed in aomo Quarters that the bullets which struck Chagas -were intended for Ooata, who arrived In, Lisbon early to- day. Hungarian Minister Ad- mits Offer is Made as Price of Peace LOOKS LIKE WAR Rome, May automo- biles of every member of the cab- inet, with the exception of Pre- mier Salandra were oommandeer- ed.-today by the army authorities. Peace Offers Budapest, via Amsterdam, May 18. that she had offered territorial compensate .o Italy as the price of continued peace was made by Count Stophan Tisza the Hungarian premier, in a carefully worded diet speech yr.ster day. He declined definitely, however to stale the nature oi the conces sions proposed. Parliament To Meet Rome, May 17, via Paris, May IS. __The Italian parliament will be ask- ed Thursday to vote only on a bill containing a single clause conferring plenary powers on the government, according to the Giornalc d' Italia final action regarding war is not ex- pected until after that time unless Austria makes the first move which is considered unlikely in view of the pacific speeches made in the Hungar- ian diet. Macleod, Alta., May B. SJoore a well-known Maoleod youth, appeared before Judge B. P. McNoill in the District Court on a eharse ot steal- ing eight horses, the property of Char- les Grier, a "rancher of this district. Accused pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to two years, less one day, in theyLethbvidge jail. Two further charges against 'accused or Btealtng horses from Indians were A strong plea for mercy was made bv C F Harris, who appeared for the accused. W .'M. Campbell, K.C, ap- peared for the Crown1. i .M. ABANDON METHOD OF SUBMARINE ATTACK 1. Believe Reply to U.S.Will Come Thurs- Police Watching the South Trains Mounted policu patrols are closely watching trains running south from Lethbridgc over the international boundary, to Intercept Germans .'or Austrians, v.-ho may be attempting to leave the country. Superintendent Penefatllcr of Lethbridge states that the utmost precaution is being exer- cised along these lines. So far no aliens have been" arrested. CMR. WillNot Go To Calgary Till Next Week The sQuadrous of Mounted. Rifles from Cardston, Macleod and Plncner Creek will not go into the coicentra tion camp at Calgary until next week, instead.of this week, according to the wet weather, the opening of the camp Calgary News-Telegram. .Owing to wet weather, the opening of the camp has been postponed for a weak. Thousand Canadians are Missing Ottawa May The casualty list from the front continues to.jrow at a fairly rapid rate. Of the six thousand odd Canadians f ,M j ..nH.d arid misslnq after the battle of Langehemarcq, 5006 have the names of many of th. missing to be added Glasgow, May 17, via London, 5.50 p.m. (delayed in transmis- passenger who came over from New York on the Cun- ard tteamer Transylvania, which arrived at Glasgow today, says that a German subamrirte was sighted last night. The Transyl- vania steered a zig-zag course, and was successful In racing clear of the danger. While the submarine was in sight the small boats of the liner were swung out in readiness for any emergency. day, and Will Charge That Lus itania Carried Explosives Paris, May 18, lany's reply to the American note the sinking ot the Lusitania will sent Thursday, according to the latin's Amsterdaiij correspondent, vlio is informed it will jus- iiy the attack on the steamer on he ground that the submarine com- n'ander. has affirmed in his report hat only one torpedo was fired, which convinces him that the second xplosion -was. due to the fact that he ship carried munitions of war. 'he report nvsaid to state that, the orpedo was fired in such a way that ho Lusita'SIi would not have sunk i she explosives on board, 'he Matinls. correspondent says it is eported inj.Amsterdam that Ger- a many will throw the responsibility of the disaster upon Ungland and the American authorities, who permitted passengers to embark on a ship car- passengers to embarK on a snip cai- As a result, the possibility ot nw- rying explosives. It is said in Holl- changes in the Cabinet is being a'.id, he asserts, that Germany will All kinds of rumors are current, out the ministers are not letting the real decline to moderate its methods oi j submarine warfare. I >c ......._... No Information I facts out of the government office Washington, D.C., May They arc being secreted 'ir Geranl has transmitted no in- formation from the German Foreign Office as to when a reply to the Am- erican note may be expected. Secre- tary Bryan said today London, May seems like a i less transitional stage. Tlie goyeni- Cabinet crisis suddenly has been limnit presumably is anxious about 110 sprung on Great Britain. There has i character of its own control of thu arisen what appears to be a rupture the Times says, "which is be- between the civil head of the Admlr- ing subjected to widespread and aitv lit Hon. Winston Churchill, and searching criticism both in public and the lords of the Admiralty, private. At present tie storm larly Lord Fisher, Admiral of the Fleet. I Ire seems to be the admiralty, but As a'result the possibility of ma- bnvoml the above mentioned facts, is rumor and, we trust and bc- 'lieve, unfounded rumor." sador Gerard hus in- Dovvrijng street. No Developments London, May have been no new developments so far in the jny 'importance has' threatened break between Winston been received" from the Ambassador Churchill, first lord and the state department is without and" Lord fisher, ad and trie state ueparuuuui. ia advices as to when the reply wo.uld be and first sea lord. It sent." anu understood, however, that the. matter will lie die subject of a statement in the house of commons today. The Daily Tele- graph this morning says the resigna- tion of Lord Fisher is thought to he probable. Dissatisfied With Churchill London, May IS. The Times is uuuwi., among the London newspapers tins itternoon Lord Kitchener said he wanted mormnB -inch mentions the iact that The editorial then goes on lo refer in general terms to the dissatisfaction expressed in many quarters with Mr. Churchill, who is credited with as- suming responsibility and over-riding his expert advisers; "to a degree which might at any time endanger the national safety." The Times declines to express any definite opinion, -but suggests it nf the admiralty, i IA DC to ]iave a seaman at iniiral of the Beet, WANT 300000JRECRUITS London, May the House of Lords this this head of the admiralty who would command popular approval and it thinks the only man for this position is Lord Fisher. Consults With Asquith London, May in- terest has been aroused by the brief statement issued by a press associa- tion on Saturday that as Premier Asquith was about to leave for the country to remain over Sunday, Lord more recruits to form new armies. He expressed his confidence that in the very near future the country would be in a satisfactory condition with regard to the supply of ammunition. The news from the Gallipoli peninsula, in other words the Dardanelles, was satisfactory, declared Earl Kitchener. tor the last two davs and Mr. Asquith, it was said, got out oi fhe rumors irlJe from this of trie- his motor and went back into the tion beteen him Mr. Churchill, house with Lord Fisher with whom Editor the Times refers to he was closeted for an hour. Since Editorially tne i L-------- according to me version, Lord Fisher has not appeared at the ad- miralty. these reports as confirming the pop- ular impression that the government, like the nation, has reached the rest- Rev. A. M. Gordon Holds Services Under Difficulties on Battlefields of France The following lotto from tho Rev A M Gordon, formerly pas- te of 'Knox. this city, a good idea of the work that tho chaplains of the Cana- dian First Contingent are doing in France. The letter was sent to "Bast and West" and dated in France. I cannot describe this as "A Sun- ViaT in because we are now in billets, .not tents. Tents would bo As a rule the troops are not al- lowed to go far from their billets, because they might be called out at any time. It is unwise now to move large bodies of troops by day, or to gather them cumbro to transport with the tarm cumnroua w troops and what is perhaps more to tho point, they would be so easily seen from hostile aircraft that shells would noon be bursting among them, and in'all likelihood, men Hilled. .Therefore the infantry and others not in tho trenches ate, lor the most part, quartered in "hams, houses and in villages. the system is what is -known'as "close that is to say a double company of infantry, consisting of 6 officers and 221 men occupv a single faimsteading, the of- ficers" sleeping and eating in a -small room or two, and'the men sleeping side'by side in every available hay- like the proverbial sar- dines in a barrel. One of them told mo that after tho comfort, or dis- comfort, of-four nights in the low- gaUIIUL KHCltl i" vi." "1-----1 they would offer too good a target for the enemy's guns. For. this rea- son battalion church are out of the question tho mountain cannot g'o to Mohammed, he must go to it. So each chaplain takes one battalion a. Sunday, and goes the rounds, hold- ing a brief service in each of .the com- pany billets. the open, because any Wi exception, the officers, .The city tax- rate for 1915. was struck by the city council yesterday afternoon, at mills, as forecast ed. There is a saving of just 000 'on the estimates this year ove: those o! last year, the total for thi year being and that to last vear being A. s'aving of about has been effected in current account estimates while a big saving has been effecte in the estimates of the schools. Th profits in the waterworks and elec trie light departments for 1DH hav been reserved for depreciation am contingencies and the same treatment vIM be given any surpluses for 1915. JR ALLIES Winnipeg, Man., May Free Press Ottawa correspondent says: "The government committee is no longer in charge of purchases for the allied governments. It is stated on excellent authority that Sir Tliom- as Shanghnessy, head of the Canad- ian Pacific Railway, has placed at the disposal of the allied governments the purchasing system of the company, organized by Sir Thomas himself 30 years ago, and since then brought to a high state of efficiency, and that a large part of the purchases for these governments will be done through this organization, under the supervision of the president of the company, once himself its purchasing agent. Proba- bly no organization in Canada is bet- ter fitted for the work." AUSTRIANS SUFFER CRUSHING DEFEAT Russian Victory Par Off- sets Gain by Enemy in Galicia Medicine Alta adier Col. F. O. Siss( the services of bis mounted brigade London, May Austrian de- feat in Bukowlna was of such vast pro- portions as to more than offset the vic- tory gained by the Teutonic allies in Zeppelins West Galicia, according to a Russian which took part in the raid on the official statement contained in- a dis- British coast Sunday night have been patcr, from Petroarad to Router's. .to despatches The Auatrians are reported to have i BBi UcSIiruVEU, aULULUlUg ui.jj'at'.iivj HC MU5LI C go .to the Iront Immediately un- punished in different London news- ,handoned 20.000 prisoners in their mounted. This will mean, if tne offer papers this morning. aan flight and important positions organ- mounted This Will menu, a papcia ullla Tllgm i------- mount-eu i According to these accounts one ot, Ued on a front of S3 miles. The Bus- s accepted, that the horses ot tn was to have occupied Czerno- from general to subaltern, do every- thing to help the chaplains and. make theilTTrork easy. Ot tho eleven chap- plains chosen to accompany our Can- adian' division to France, two are it, happens that both are attached to the same hn- My senior colleague is brigade chaplaiB I am with the first field ambulance. For me this is a delight- ful arrangement. It is easy to work alone with any of the army chap- lains' it is particularly easy when pae has to do with a minister ot his church. In Village School Yesterday morning it was at-rangei that mv colleague and I should hold a Communion service. Tho plaoe age from England, fallowed couple of nights in'a'boxcar When it was found that billets meant I him best. school. The time was from 9 c honr au rifles will be left behind for the time Deing. At least they will not be taken to the front with them. They may either be taken to England by the regi- ments and. KM! sr else shipped along after the regiments leave, so that they will be handy when called for Further, if the. offer to go to the front unmounted is accepted, it- will mean that the Drigade will not go to Sewell to finish training, but will go right through to the front. KING SCRATCHES DERBY ENTRIES London, May George has scratched his two candidates for the Derby, Friar and Marcus, on account of the war. Other owners are lollop-" ini; his example and have their entries for the big event, which seems likely to bo deprived of much of its popularity. tne Herman macnincs wati sci.iuuaij three western regiments of mounted attacking Calais, and amag fell within the allied lines near Dun- irk, forty men aboard being cap- ured. The other Zeppelin is reported to ave been hit by shells of a French :estroyer near Cape Grisnez and fell nto the sea, killing all on board. Annihilated by Their Own Fire London, May 18.-Field Marshal Sir John French, comrnander-in-chief of tho British expeditionary forces in France, today sent a r report under date of May 17 to the war depart ment hero as follows: "The first army has gained further concessions south' of Richebourg 1' Avoue, and.all the German trenches on a front of two miles were cap- "This morning several bodies of Germans surrendered voluntarily to our troops who continue to fight with great gallantry and determination. One of these bodies, while trying to surrender was caugkt by German ar- tillery fire.and practically annihilat- ''The eiaot number of prisoners has not vet been ascertained, but 550 .have'been cleared to the lines of com- munication." Medicine Hat, Alta., May W. Kealy, barrister, and former polilce is under arrest on two grave charges, on one of which he has aeen committed for-tria'l. Mr. Kealy was-arrested late Friday night, on two warrants. One was sworn but by David Cargill, charging that the accused stole 5255 belonging to his sister, Amelia. It is under- involved in May Complete Line by the Coining Fall Tho Lethbiidge-Woyburn line will be the first to receive attention if the C P.R. decides to procted with any hay or straw in a batn, there was gnimbling enough, but when, after Some days and nights in tho tiench ts, the men returned to those same Wllets, they, .seemed like Paradise. llll uvav, Soon after a, .1 dozen men, from various regiments, had and we had our first celebration. I gave the address, much the same sort (Continued oh -Pact construction in Alberta tais year, cording to Oeo. H.'Webaiw, railway contractor, wao conttaotor lor the above line, and who is in the city today on personal business. The recent heavy rains may have a great effect -in dwiding the companies to proceed with constiuc- .tion, says. Mr. Webster. This aBplies the .Tweyburn line, ai a great- amount oi grain is grown m the territory tributary to that new line: and the railway company is aulew-'to be in a pwitlon to hndlt most of it this year. There sans c witz, and the remnants of the Austrian army are retreating in the direction of Pruth, and is in danger of disaster. Fernie Austrians SenttoLethbridge Camp Fernie, B.C., May (Special .to The The provincial police here rounded up and brought to Fernie five Austrians who were making et- forts to get over the boundary Into the United States. Tliey were turned into the city Jail today and will be sent to Lethbridge detention camp to so- journ until the little unpleasantness across the ocean has passed into his- ,The Fernie contingent for the 54th Kootenay Battalion is now near the .fifty mark. Ten men were, enrolled to- day and five were turned down on ac- count of bad teeth. Were it not for this very large percentage of men with defective teeth, .the battalion wou'.d t A mnnou Is invnlvpfl Itl LCUWI, The selond Jj." nearly 100 men on the rolls U> a warrant vras sworn out by Mrs. Shard- low, charge is that the-ac- cused, haying received the money on terms requiring that he should pay the money over to Mrs. Shardlow, had fraudulently omitted to do so. The It is on .the latter charge that he has neen'committed. Messrs. Blanchard are counsel for Mr. Kealy; Mr. Fraser for Mr. Cargill, and Mr. Begg for Mrs. Shardlow. day. Macleod, Alta., May eotl casualties in the present war still continue to rise, word having been re- ceived this week that Jimmy 'McBride and Sidney Rentou were killed in the encounter, while .George McLeod, more generally known as 'Sunny Jim" was wounded. Jimmy McBride, who has been Macleod Jor many .was one ot the most popular boys in the town. was a splendid athlete, and a. boxer of no mean ability, and his death has re- moved a good citizen. The official notification of his death has not yet appeared, but word was received from George McLeod, who-was standing by his side when he was killed. Sidney Renton was at the time or his enlistment a popular and well-known, employee ou the C.P-R. H. P. Campbell, a former Macleod resident, who enlisted in the 8th Bat- talion at Winnipeg, has also been .of- ficially reported as missing. The Macleod casualties now amount to three killed and six wounded. PENNY London, May British gov- ernment has decided to issue a penny edition of the report of the committee on alleged German outrages, of which. Viscount Bryce, formerly British Am- bassador at Washington, was the-pre- sident The report is being translat- ed into the chief languages of Europe and India. PEARCE RANCHER IS TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGE OF MURDER GERMANS DISAPPROVE LUSITANIA AFFAIR Hamilton, Ont, May direct- ors of the Geraiania club of Hamilton, whieh" closed ite doors Wllowing the UisltaulH incidut, today banded out for publication the following resolu- tion passed at a meeting on Saturday "Resolved, that.this club place on record Its strong disaproval of the cowardly act ot sinking the Lusitania, and eiprewes its deep sympathy with these who lent relatives and friends. "And resolved turther.'that this club that will now be an end to these ditfracehil acts, which are-so humUlatlni tt all Ger- tiit fall. If the nani aad thoss of German line I The rwolutton to br ten minent Geraans. Macleod, Atta., -May with the wilful niurder of Jolm.Zoete- man, the Pearce rancher, D. F. Coxspn appeared before Inspector. McDonald at the Mounted Police Barracks, and was committed for trial. The evidence was practically. the same as was given before, the coron- er's jury, and was to .the effect that on Wednesday, May 5, Mrs Coxson and the deceased man, Zoete- man and others attended a school meeting at Pearce at which some verj high words took place Following tLe meeting further words passed between the parties, at which Mrs Coxson call cd Zoeteman a liar, and 7oeteman call ed Coxaon a coward Coxson fas said to have then suzgested that Zoete- man meet_him at. seven o'clock that evening on the trail at a place called Barnaby's corner, to which Zoetemau agreed. Zoetemau then appears to have gone home, and later to have left to keeo the appointment. On way he stopped to talk with another ranch- er named Teersteg, and during; the course of his conversation asked teg it he had a revolver, as he did not trust. Coxson. Teersteg had no re- volver, and Zoeteman went on his way, apparently unarmed, to the meet- ing place, which was in a dip. What, actually happened in this dip betweefl the parties will probably never-INI known, for outside ot Coxson and tke deceased, there was no wltnen to the tragedy (Continued ;