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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta SirsiDEOARATil OF wl B rap 'S MILIM IDOL S1TMD BY London, May 21.-0ne of the most remarkable features oi the minister- ial crisis in England at the present moment is the sudden outbreak, more nr less severe, of the newspaper at- tacks upon Field Marshall Earl Kitch- ener, tho British secretary oi war, who at tho outbreak ol the war was itho nation's military ideal and was loudly proclaimed by the newspapers .is the only man in the country for the position of war secretary. The Daily Mail and other newspap- ers under the same ownership have 'iiost violent in these attacks oven going so far as to call into ques- tion the military genius of the field marshall. THREE MEMBERS-'OF. THE BBYGE COMMISSIONS7 OIL Mi IMS OF DIFFICULTIES "It IB a very dangerous proposi- tion drilling In a new field with a rot- ary Bald W. J. Stokes, president bf the Stakes-Stephens Co. ill :i con- versation with the Herald representa- "And he continued, "tuere 8 V are two'weMs in the south using rotary rigs, and they have very good pros- pects, and seem to have better suc- cess than some of the wells using the iranchi The rotary drill Is dnn- irerous for.1 'this reason: a constant stream'of-water is "kept flowing down the centre: of "the drill, which is hoi low, this flushes out the hole, flowing nip between the casing and the drill. In a well a thousand feet deep, the jjros sure of this great'column of .water would amount to .about 600 pounds per inch. This is sufficient to over come the pressure of the oil in the stratum, and instead -of the oil com- ing TO the well it will be forced back. Here's where the danger lies. The oil 5s liable to be forced away from the well.and the water may follow it, wittt the result that the field will be "flooded." This is one of the great- est catastrophes that can happen to an oil-field, and has occurred m Califor- nia and Oklahoma. It is, of course, dangerous to a field which has been developed, as the wells which are producing oil suddenly stop and a flow of water comes. In an undevelop- ed field like this in Alberta, the dan- fcer is in experimental wells such as are now beins sunk failing to locate oil This .would result in the aband- cament of the field. OH may. be here Jn large Quantities, but if-we wers all using rotary drills, I doubt whether we should find it." The two 'wells in the so.uth which are using rotary drills aie the Beaver near Foremost and the Dominion weir eight miles south of Cardston. She former is reported to have struck oil some time ago, and the latter has had. "excellent indications since tho 800 foot mark was reached Mr Stokes left yesterday {or the south where he will visit the Stokes- Stevens wet! in 2ii Mr Stokes re- sorts that the drillers are down about 850 feet and are progressing very fav- orably. Winnipeg, May 20.-Thomas Kelly and Sons withdrew from the royal commission this morning, the action being equivalent, to. a refusal either :o produce documents or to testify. Counsel for the contractors .stated the withdrawal was due to a convic- tion that the commission had no au- thority to proceed. This action followed a scries of im- portant development. First, ;it was announced that the government will bring a. suit against Kelly Sons for the- recovery of money overpaid on the parliament buildings, contracts. Vile Statement of. Claim. A statement of claim has been pre- pared, hut not yet filed. 'It stood that the statement .does no ai.v particular sum lor which the ai.v parc eovernment intends to sue KelU and Sons. It recites in general term the nature of the. case which th plaintilts expect to establish, leavinf fcho determination oi the amount. t( the court. On being informed tha this suit would be. brought, Fhippeh, counsel th commission to confine the proceeding to such matters as did not affect hi clients. He argued that it would unfair exnosi lion .-London, May 21, 11.47 The first authoritative announce-, ment as to an appointment in the British national Cabinet, outside, of Premier Asquith and Sir Ed- ward Grey, the Foreign Secre- tary, is that of Arthur Henderson, a labor leader, who succeeds Her- bert Louis Samuel as 'president of the Local Government Board. The trade unionists are highly pleased at the appointment. Old Soldier of Coaldale Now on Way to Front Ex-Corporal J. W. Pilsbury, oi Coaldale, who has five sons at the front fighting for the Empire, two ol whom have been wounded, has reach- ed Ottawa on his way to join his aid regiment, in England. Mr. Pils- bury is a man of excellent military training, and experience. He was through the war m South Africa. Since the war-broke out, Mr. Pils- bury has been eager to get back into action, and had made several at- tempts to join the colors, but the same answer, greeted him, he .was too old. His ambition; has now been real- ized, ---________ Roosevelt Clear oflMel Charge BRITISH SHIP London, May 21. Cabling fro: Athens the correspondent of Router says fighting is in progress near th neck of the Gallipoli peninsula. Tl big guns of the British battleslr Queen Elizabeth arc being fired iroi the Gulf of Saros, thus assistin? i the allies' attack. The Turks are h ing supported guns of the Su tal Selim (formerly the German crui er Goeben) which are being fired fro the Sea o! Marmora Turkish troops 10 BE GIVEN mmunity of German and Austrian Am- bassadors Suspended-Switzerland Mobilizes to Protect Neutrality WAR THIS WEEK Geneva, May 20, via Paris, May 21. -An ultimatum from Italy to Austria may be expected Friday, and a de- laration of war before the end of the week, according to information receiv- d here from Rome. Baron von Macchio, the Austrian Ambassador, is Rome tomorrow. expected to leave nomc He and Naby Bey, the Turkish Ambassador, arc ready to start at a moment's notice. Prince von Buelow, the German Am- oassador, wired today to servants awaiting him at Chiatao, that he had his return for a day or two." PREVENT ITALIANS' RETURN There are about Italians of military age in Germany, and it is said the authorities of the latter country ars placing every obstacle in the way of their return to the fatherland. Hun- dreds arc being stopped every day on the slightest pretext at Basel, on the frontier. SWISS TO MOBILIZE The Swiss government Is taking every step possible to maintain its neutrality. A general mobilization SEVEN POWERS ALLIED London, May 21, 1.30 is uni- versally conceded in 'England that Italy from today enters into full part- nership with the entente powers, and this means that the two Germanic na- tions, assisted by the Turks, find them- selves facing seven European powers, not counting Portugal, with Japan In the background. How long the Balkan states will re- frain from joining in the fray is not exactlv known, but it is held here that this period of time must of necessity be- comparatively brief. The demands for compensation, ter- ritorlal and otherwise, of Roumanla, Bulgaria and Greece arc in process of arrangement. REIGN OF TERROR Turin, May just ceived here from Ancona depicts' veritable reign of terror on the .ite.shore of the Adriatic. At Pola, Flume and Trieste, the bulk the civil populationghas flod, while: at Trieste, the Imperial authorities are dispatching the official archives into the Interior, and preparing to take their own departure The Messaggero of Rome states that after the Italian Senate has met, the Syracuse, N. ,Y., May ai.-The in the Barnes-Roosevelt libel suit came' in shortly before 11 o'clock to- day and the foreman announced that the''jury-had agreed upon a verdict iilor the defendant, Col. Roosevelt. a-..-. alter me insuHi' _______ be ordered the day Italy enters Cabinet probably will draft a declar- from A-ivah, Asia Elinor, are said he war. atlon of to have .transferred to the Dar- danelles. to compel the contractors their case before'the cpmmis- and again in the civil action. Question of Authority Their lordships, however, did not rnBIC concur in Mr. Phipuen's suggestion. Chief Justice Mathers stated that as far as the commission was concerned, it had been constituted for a specific duty which it would proceed to dis- charge .unless stdpped by the crown hj the withdrSttl of these proceedings or by some other means On hearmn this deliverance, Mr Phippen and Mr.. Elliott, counsel for Thos Kelly, picked up their papers, announced that they withdrew Irom the case on the ground stated above, and left the court-room. Asked wheth- er ho would represent Mr. Kelly in the suit, Jlr Phippen said there was no announcement to.make as to tins yet.___________ Winnipeg, Man., May board; of license commissioners of Manitoba- have decided to grant no new licenses; and have deferred action in two dis- tricts to await orders from the govern- ment as to whether a reduction in the number at present in existence should Vis understood that there will be a The 31st Calgary Battalion, includ- ing V company of Lethbridge men, has reached Quebec, according to It is understood that tnere .has rcacoea yucuci., number of reductions in Winnipeg, j w'ord received in the city from that many places which have heen states that thi purely "booze joints" will be cut been off. Pte iworu .refceiveu n. Atherton, who states that the bat- talion mav sail shortly tor England It is possible that they will he sent to iiae. front at once. Four Lethbridge Boys Wounded in the Great Battle of Langhemarcq James Hendrie, a well known Leth- bridge bov who went to the front with the first contingent, and who was wounded in the nuw famous Langemarcq engagement hab been beard from by his mother and other friends in the city. Hw rounds are in tiro upper right arm and the right ju urn, "i-f .D., n-lv and Iniand. He says 'painful, but not scriou! arm muscle has been are ugly and London, May 21 Brig-General ?m T Bridges, commanding the Australian contingent in the Dardan- lies the news of whose death reach- ed here last night, was educated at Trinity College, Port Hope, Ont He jbtamed a commission in the New South Wales artillery in 1885 and erved in South Africa, -being present at Paandeburg. CaptHiginbotham Given Command of Machine Squad The many friends "I Mr Hatola Higinbotbam, son of J. D. Higmboth _ 4-n laarn ftf M London, May 18.-F. N ChMting- lon, a prominent temperance advo- Higlnbotnam, son u. cate, who recently has, been carrvmg aro, will be pleased to learn ol on a propaganda against the paying rapid advanceiuent m _ his of games during the war, created a career Harold had been m t! bei omce scene m the House of Commons this ol Sproat i Roll evening Rushing into the chamber onto, for about tw during the debate on army pensions, war broke out, and he Mr Harrington attempted to remov0 offered his sen i F ii_- iattlp Rtirrnlin ices to the 30th ell The torn upper which w tinfa hard task, especial- ly" asMl" the tips ot his Angers and thumb are free from bandages In tEe letter to hii mother he says he was wounded with shrapnrt on the Sunday morning of the battle Five others7 m his section were wounded, three of them being Lcthbridge boys Hobby Sargent, Tommy Kenna and Ilachrlaor Konna to drive the delivery wagon for George Kerr date. It started evening about five o'clock and as far as I know is continuing still. We went in _ about three o'clock On Friday morn- b ing, and from then until I was hit at eight o'clock Sunday, morning we were at, it almost continuously, i don't think any of us had more than three or four hours' sleep in that time One thing we have gained, that s the praise and thanks of Genera] sir John French for the work we did n After the French had lost ground and retreated it was our troops that rushed into theii places and recovered most of the lost ground, besides ,recapturing HigmbotHam the Fcnia Mr Charrmgton attempted TO remu.i, onereo. gs. v the mace from the Speaker's table, ,ngton Battalion, "I at the same time shouting "You his grandfather, Ool H have no right to make organized in the line of Before he could finish the sentence Raid He was granted a r- an attendant placed a hand over his Lieutenancy and went ILondon _ t mnvth and auickh hustled him out take the officers' training course Sw tne Uy The greatest white at London one of his compan hut the men ot to re- Both bos passed Ihmi seriously fo None of wounded. Hendne gofs on to say, have only had one man Wiled so ar though some of the other Canad an infantry have been pretty hadly hit One thing is certain, the Canadians have made a name for thcmsehes In this affair This action where we got kit was of the war up to at the time, re- at Macleod 'their, the mace from tho among Both boys passed high Harold, passing flrs iiroc- 4-hATl L-OnBOMi iimj" t-'i patch from Rome, the corresponde jf the ExchanjB Telegraph Co. says: "Premier Salandra this.morning obt ained the royal signature to a decree suspending the d'plomatlc immunity of the Austrian and German ambassa- Vatican, who leave tomor- dors-to thi IRS' BALLOTS SAFE IN Ottawa, i Mly cuble has been received here notifying the government of the safe arriv- al in England of the soldiers' bal- lots arid affidavits, wMch narrowly mined being sent on the Lusltina, and which went on the Parisian. Harold Daly, who went to take charge of them, went on the Lusitania, however, and Is among the survivors. AMBASSADORS TO LEAVE London, May 21, 12.54 a dls- I'TALIAN PERFIDY Amsterdam, via London, May AmsieruHiii, AJUUUUU, j The Frankfurter Zeitung says: "This war by Italy against her former Allies is one" of the most abominable exam- ples of perfidy that history knows: We shall now have one more war zone. Certainly, that is no light matter, out it will only increase our resolution, not to allow ourselves to'be beaten. WAR BULLETINS Austro-German Losses Heavy London, May the Russian war office concedes the Austro-German forces in Gal- icia have won further victories, It asserts the Austro-German loss- es in that section during the last three weeks were upwards ot 000 men a day. French Drive Gleichen Farmers Lose Suit Against the C.P.R. 20th Battery One of Units to Go to Calgary Camp Germans Back, London, May srns1! engagements occurred yesterday in France and Belgium. The of- ficial German statement says ttj French attacks failed. The French statement admit, the Germans gained some ground near Jut asserts they were driven back subsequently. Calgary, Alta Mas' Holding that 'Eugene Babeock had not given the CPR irrigation system a fair trial and, therefore, had not made out a case for the rescinding of his con tract with the company. Mr Justice Hyndman this morning gave Judgment in the Supreme Court in favor of r- in e upr the CPU, and allowed tfelr counter- claim for the balance ot the Purchase price ot the land sold to the plaintiff, which amounts to about 'l-rtOO Goes Into Mam Issue Mr. Justice Ilyndman in delivering judgment went fuHj into the main is- that the land sold to sue of the that plaintiff had continued to the land, and derive profit from It, growing crops year after year and renting it on two years, despite his knowledge of the facts he alleged, and therefore, according to the law, he was barred-iorever from suing for re- pudiation of the contract. What C.P.R. Has Done On the company's part, this morning; it was learned from J. S Dennis, in charge of the CPR irrigation infer, ests in the west, that months ago he offered to farmers in em section of the irrigation block, who had bought their land on the tea .rer e ma a speaker's desk would have brought ed a captaincy in ins the proceedings to an end, for by went to LomU again to take the i me honored custom the Hpuse is not course Both he were ga legally m session unless the mace is recently. Since then he has s be n mth 1U. Desmes inh proud oi her troops on the field, thoush after this_is_over there wont olAel to carry on his tnougn aner 11 he so many left but they met death llVThoniettcr to Ins mother was writ- ten from the No 8 General hospital, Rouen, Fiance Worst Kind of Hell A letter received later by a friend in the city was written from No. t Military Hospital at Cardiff, Wales. In this letter he sajs it would take CREW LANDED Wick, Scotland, May crew of the trawler Criraond, sunk by German submarine on Wednesday, WPS landed here yesterday. The chief engineer of the Crlmond said Ger- man officer compelled him the point of a revolver to cut pipes on the trawler, in order to facilitate the flooding of the vessel SHERIFF THIRTY YEARS Edmonton, Altai May Walter Scott Robertson, for 30 years sheriff of Edmonton until a few months ago, died this morning. He came from Sesforth, Ont e 20th Batterv win, it is expect ed, leave this evening for Calgary. The Battery was in readiness to eave on Tuesday, but departure was cancelled, owing to (lie wet neather. The Battery will be one of the units under canvass at the concentration camp at but It Is expected thev will remain there only a short time The units at Calgary will be Battalion, Calgary, iri" able of UinS whether Irrigation as follows 1100- 51st, Edmonton, 1100; 66th, Cat garyi 1000. C.M.R, Calgary, 700, 13th C.ta.R., Cardston, Macleod and Plncher Creek, 700. Battery, Lethbridge, 16. Service Corps, ICO- Anoy Medical Corps, 80, Staff, ae o u would 01 would not be a success The fact that water was available, eaid the judge, can be in no way a detriment, as it is simply an against lack of moisture, and the evi- aence showed that under irrigation in 1910 he secured 14 bushels to the acre more from tho irrigated land than that not Irrigated. Dealing with the evidence of W D Trego, the Judse said he .regarded him as a prejudiced witness, who could not possibly lay claim to know that irri- gation on this land was a failure, be- cause there was r.o test made Derived Profit Dealing with the phase of tho case involving repudiation, his Tlewtd the evidence which, e t, me 12000 loan policy to enable ttiem to jetter conditions, and go m strongly for mixed farming. PAYS EXTREME PENALTY OF THE LAW Montreal, May 21 -Antonio paid the extreme penalty o the mor! Dilena's execution wW rendered painful to those called' ;