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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta July oaU new infantry battalions, about men and offlcen, throughout tv in Alberta, and another in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A new infantry battt THE RUSSIAN STAND IN GALICIA Austro-German Advance is Again Attacked London, May Russian fort- ified line along the lliver San, running across central Galicia, on which great reliance was placuil to check the Aus tro-Herman advance, has been defln itely broken.. Statements of the Teu- tonic allies that they had crossed, the river are confirmed in an. official an nouncement from Petrograd. Prze which Russia won from Austnt after a struggle of several months, is now under attack by Austrian guns One of greatest'battles of the cam .palgn apparently is impending along the San. In the north, Uie Russians claim sue cess in operations against the German .forces which invades the Baltic pro Tlnces. -it is said the Germans have been expelled from Shavll. Montreal Regiment which Left May 11 Reaches England Montreal, Qne., May cable re. eived from England announces the ate arrival of the steamer Oauieronia 1th Canadian soldiers on board, and onseouently releases the story of the sparture. The Cameronia left Montreal, TaeS- ay May 11, taking away tbe 24th Bat- alion Victoria under command f iLie.ut.-Col. J. A. Gunn, and a de- achment from the Remount depart- The departure of these troops was he occasion of a big demonstration n Moatre'al on the evening ot May 10, bousands of people turning out to bid ha boys God-speed. Several bands nd a "detachment from other local eginwnts accompanied the departing attalion'to tbe water front, and all long the route of march and at the learner's side-there were scenes ot reat enthusiasm. The majority the men in the 24tn were from Montreal district, though ome came from other parts of the Dominion. Majors Hill and Alexander, Who are with the battalion, are form- er R.C.R. men. and-served at Halifax and" in' Bermuda; 'V Is now nearing a crisis. AUOLEMftN Coleman Slav 20.-A rousing pub- lic meeting was held here last even inc, under the auspices of the Libers asloclation, at- Hon. Cba utr-wart provincial minister ot pu lie work's, was the pr-inciplo speake Hon Archie McLean, provmcia, se retary, .was also in attendance, "as hoped to have Han. J. R. Boyl minister'of education, as anoth speaker, but ha was unable to atten A laree crowd were present. Ho'n Mr. Stewart spoke on the u employed problem which has been fe here keenly, saying ttet thc cial governmt-ut could'to hamlle the situation I thought ttiat if the C.P.E. could o ly ufe enough coal to, give the ml crs two or ,tbree days a week, would relieve the situation. He dc with other provincial matters. In the forenoon an enthusiastic o organization meeting was held, which the following officers were were elected J. Morrison, R Gillis, secretory arid Boudreyf vice-presidents. Before the evening meeting Hon. Mr Stewart and HOE. .Mr. McLean visited adjacent towns. Mr. Stewart iri- compelled to leave the evening meeting at 9 o'clock to catch his train for tbe caat. f Debt Cases in District Court In the smatt debt actions in the Dis- trict Court on Tuesday, the case of Ross Wendlebore vs. -Edward Popham was dismissed, with costs. The plaint- iff sued the defendant for some ?2pO, which lie claimed, was due him for work done, plowing and disking In the evidence it was .proved that Pop- Iiam did not employ Wendlehore on his own as tbe agent of an' other farmer. s jlr NH Ostlund appeared for tbe plaintiff, and. Mr. McKenzle for the of "tuo Lethbridge Iro Works VB. the Rock Spring BMck Coal Co., after occupying the court ai afternoon until 6.40..was adjourned to innl 4 at 1015. C. P. P. Conybeare Sed 'the plaintiff and Mr. W. Ritchie for the defendant Some 14 exhibits were presented before tbe 'court, and six -witnesses examined. COMMITTED FOR TRIAL jJfiR MURDER. OF FATHER Edmonton, Alta... Meyw and her two sons, Ilcr.ry anfl Conrad 'ho reside west o[ tne city, were committed for trial yester- on a "f murder- Ine the womsn't last Decem ln a HANGS SELF IN LONDON JAIL ICHRTO BLAME FOR Following the announcement from Ottawa today that several more ar- tillery batteries are to be raised throughout the Dominion, it is tuny expected that an announcement will be made shortly that another battery will be recruited at Lethbridge as soon as the 20th Battery has left. This was rumored about the city a day or two ago, but nothing definite could be learned. It is almost cer- tain, however, that one of the nev, batteries to be raised will be located here, as all. the'equipment, including, barracks, etc., is already; here. by hanging himseli. Kuepferlc left a message written on his slate bearing testimony to fair- ness of his.trial. He confessed he was a soldier and declared Be could not bear to mount the scaffold as a spy. Liquor Men Ask for Compensation London, May Kuepierle, vho claimed to be an American ratt- en who once lived in Brooklyn, and vho has been on .trial charged with riving military information to ene- mies of Great Britain, committed micide last night in Brixton prison, Mr Juatic9 SjMlnons has reserved iiir. Justus judgment in tbe case of the Bank of Ottawa Webster, whicli was argued in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. -The case involves some very knotty points of law; the principal point in ouestion being the validity of- a parole agreement between George H. Webster and Mr. McMillan, sub-con- tractor under the McArthur Co., rail- road contractors of Winnipeg, con eerning interest on a note. A note for J4000 was given to McMillan by Web ster, -with the verbal aereement that London, May 20.-T-he cabinet cr is, according.to the usually well formed- -parliamentary conwpoiide of the: Daily News, was precipit-at to lteep-1' ministry informed regarding suppl of ammunition sent to the iron Huge supplies of shells had been sen but the proportion of shrapnel w .reported to have been greater th ithat of high explosives, whereas t rmy required a preponderance igb" explosives. Opposition leaders who were in n- ession of the facts, says the News hreatcned a debate in the House to irove. their accuracy. Such a debate would have undermined gravely, the authority oi the government. 'Coupled vith the admiralty quarrel and the resignation oi Lord Fisher, tbe paper asserts, it probably would have meant the' downfall oi the government, which would have been considered la- mentabie in the midst of war. The moment was seized therefore, by rep- resentatives of both sides anxious for a coalition the govern- ment assented to this' solution .to avert a worse crisis. III READY Through Famous Battle Without Scratch John Palmer, better known to Leth- ridge people as "Jock" Waddell, was ne of the lucky 298 out of 1150 m his attalion to come out of the fight at CO, in Flanders, without a scratch, ccording- to word which his mother, Irs. Waddell, Fifth avenue A, has re- ently received. "Jock" says his battalion went into he fight 1160 strong, and only 298 ame out uninjured. He says that he also went through the battle of Lange- marck .uninjured, where iO many Can mdlans fell. He has since been pro- moted to the rank of corporal. Premier Delivers War Address-Says Italy Must Retaliate for Humiliation Suffered From Austria Berlin, viJ.AmtUrd.m, May 20. ari.wer to'the United States will probably re-affirrn Ger- m.ny'. previously position, by'announcing a continuation of the .ubmarine warfare. Note Nearly Ready- Berlin, via May According to the Loakll Anzdger, Qermany. an.w.r to the Ameri- can note will be ready to piteh to Washington. No intima- tion of the cont.nl. of the answer i. published. The paper denies that the relations between the Un- ited State, and Germany have grawri worse since the note from the fermer wn received. Rome, May 20, via Paris, 4.SO Salandra introduc- ed 'a bill this afternoon in the Chamber of Deputies conferring extraordinary powers in case of war. A committee was named to give this project immediate con- sideration. Grant Full Powers Paris, Way 20, 3.50 port, have been received here from Rome that the Italian Cham- ber ef Deputies, by virtually an unanimous vote, today, granted full powers to the minister of War, at 3 o'clock In which the correspond- ent says: "All the galleries of of Deputies were crowded at one o'clock ome time before parliament re-as- embled. There were 45 deputies In heir seats. Only one incident marked he opening of the session. That was hen Gabriel d'Anr.unzio entered the allery. All the deputies stood up and houted 'Viva d'Annunzio! Viva d- (D'Annunzio I. known for hi. erv radibal stand In favor of war.) "Two or three Socialist deputies pro- ested -against this ovation to d'An- "After the formalities of the opening, Premier Salandra arose and .aid; have the honor to present to you a bill to meet the ev- entual expenditure, of a national war.' "Prolonged applause followed announcement. The Premier then be- gan an exposition of thex situation of Italy before the beginning of hostilities in Europe. 'He declared that Italy had submitted to every humiliation from Austria-Hun jary for the love of peaBi. By her ultimatum to Serbia, the Pre- mier .aid, Austria had annulled the equilibrium of trie Balkans and preju- diced Italian interest, there. Notwith- le cneermy. "Signor Mareura, president iof- tne -us_.ijer, took his place at three o'- lock. All the members of the House nd everybody in the galleries stood p to acclaim the former follower of "'Then 'premier Salandra, followed by all the members 6f the .Cabinet en- ered. It was a .olemn moment. Then i delirium of cries broke out. "'Viva Salandra-' were the word., md the cheering lasted five minute. Premier Salandra appeared to be much moved by the demonstration. London; May 20.-A -British ualty list issued today includes names of 170 officers and men. Nin minuted casualties in Australia ranks on-the Gallipoli peninsula re ported, as-well as naval losses o 150 in same area. List of wounded i headed by "the name of General Si William Birdwood, commander-in-cm of the Australian in the Dar danelles.: ______ agans unzio, but their voices were lost he cheering. .avored during long months to avoid a' conflict, but these effort, were bound to have a limit in time and dig- nity. 'This i. why the government felt itself forced to pre.ent Its denuncia- tion of the Triple Alliance on May said M. Salandra.1' "These declaration, were received with applause, which the Pre- mier tried to quiet. When he naa succeeded in so doing, he. said: Italy must be united at thi. her destinies are .being decided.' Basil of Claims An Italian green book has been sued givinq review negotia- which ire .hewn to have''Seen started -lait December. Italy's demands, which Austria failed to satisfy, wore based on the claim that she entitled to. compilation for advance into Serbia. In view'of the extraordinary lengths to which Austro-German diplomacy has gone to stay, off the long-threaten, ed intervention of the Italian govern- ment and people, .and the difficulty of adjusting respective interest, ol lUly and Russia .and Serbia, the present situation is regarded as a great tri- umph for allied diplomacy. "NORMS STRAIGHT AS A STRING" SAYS EX-PREMIER ROBLIN Ottawa, May ;20.-Canadian casual ties up to noon today still fall al most one thousand short ol: the, six thousand odd mentioned as the total osses i" the battle of The total is now, Of these Many Canucks 'Anxious to Fly holders oi commissions in the ariny the plaintiff, and to the slave-owners. those businesses were mo Ottawa, May of Cana- ted to him dians want to fly. Seven hundred immediately on a the _, ni t.lin ilM-iwis rn ftnter name. ._ Sir Rodmond Pays Tribute Jo the Man Who Succeds Him Toronto, May 20.-Declaring that if he had had his own way he would have resigned long ago. and denying the report of a "deal" between him- self and Norris, whereby investigation into the parliament buildings would be called off, Sir Rodmond Roblm gave a lengthy interview-to the Mobe today. His version of how he broke his decision to ..resign to the present premier is as follows "I heard he was going out of town, so sent a messenger to tell him Both of or from the or less cancellation sought.the mortgage by Ezra .at was i__ ..._i had jpon wuiii" a that the mortgage had been rs of hotel men, such as not .ne o- a d bakers, might be consul- in respect thereof, on acc is suggestion was now re- i ot his own but In vie e attention oi the govern- 'the (actB of the case, the defen ardin his costs. tne laciu w )-llc was deprived of hla costs. Mr R. A. Smith apReared.tor the plaintiff, and Mr. W. S. Ball, instruct- ed by Mr. Myers, .was counsel for the defendant. count iew oi dant iif 'Winnipeg; during j stolen by from him. the past three or four months: I After considerable argument, judg- Prcmier Scott in answer said the! ment was given for the detendant the requests of the liquor men -would, re- !court holding fat .whilst he mort serious .attention. He intima ed age WM one which the Uiat some proposal for compensation not give any assistance ,o enforce, the for creditors of hotel men, such as not entitled -to- art-tor butchers and baker" ercd, as this suggl coivinK the n-- ment. As to the suggestion regarding temperance beers advanced by the delegation, the government expressed no opinion one way or the other. TYPHUS BREAKS OUT 18.-H Is announced that the typhus which broke out recently In ten of the prison m Germany, where British prisoners are interned, been stamped out in two of them, AlWafflm during the past 24 hours yOUng I11CU v communicated their desires to dirinc e pas tommun names of over 30 Canadians__stilljll. the nav.ai air service department. the effects of poisonous gases. As it is nearly a month since the battle was fought, it is apparent that the victims of the gas suffer from the effects for a considerable period. CANADIANS MINISTER' OF INTERIOR WILL TOUR THE WEST Roche Wounded The name of Jame. {JrUdale of Lethbridge wai mentioned in ye.ter day's Herald, as having been wounded. This name should have been Jamw is well-Sapwii here. Brentford, Ont; May 18-Word of what happened one company m tne 4th Battalion near Langeniarck two weeks ago when the Canadian brigade halted the Germans, was received to- day from Captain Colqnhon who.com- manded i company of the battalion In that encounter. When hi. company went into action, it numbered 287 men When after six in action the roil call was taken it wie found that 160 had been killed or wounded or missing Captain. Colquhon WM the only comptny commander in tke 4th Battalion who out unwounaen The letter ityi ttat the. comi hu been reinforced with of men under Toww. of monton, ana. n range it, will! take a trip, through the new Peace River country. "The provincial government quite willing to do its share, and hab al- ready done considerable towards the aid of the said Hon Chas. Stewart, minister of public. w.orks, who is a visitor to the city today, in company with Hon. Mr. McLean. "1! the provincial governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan are to send delegates1 to the Ottawa confer- ence oh the unemployed-problem, the I said am going "M Ottawa Out., May W.-Hoa. Dr. "H oven do you- want to get rwd) nocked him oft hi be quite we e had no intimation o! this yet As I have been away from Edmonton foi Out., May "H a da, or two, I have not heard from inister of the. Ut took a minute to get his breath a aaj o an extensive western he came back at me, weu, w. i t t ottawa or not tws Sme" He will visit the drought have battered 5ou to pieces goverament here is reeion of-Saskatchewan and Alberta, j before ong n ciedlt I readv to do its share, it can be read- government jhaljiv-eni a deal of 101 HlS OWII a string, honest as the dai long. proceeded philosophically, "he GERMANS WILL NOT CROSS SWITERLANO Berlin, to Lou- dei. Cologne sette repudiate. report alles- to have current in the ex-premier need it all me announced a big program of workjor iSt the unemplojcd, we would haie them streaming mto Wberta from over all Canada, and would be in a much when the heelers get nutting him and hs has plenty of them, According to Facts Winnipeg, May M'-Speaking o! the rateruew accorded by Sir Rodmond Roblin in Toronto, Premier Norrls stated today that it was, absolutely according to facts m so iM as the conversation between himself arid Sir anaa, worse position than ,we are today. "It is a pity that some arrange- ment could not be made whereby .the miners in the Pass and other camps could got more work m the mines Th gre BRITISHER TORPEDOED Cardiff, Wales, London, May Briti.U Drumcree, which left fcM uld go more wo _, e tn-.ning camps have been suflering t. eatly Horn unemployment. deolued Premier ;