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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LBTHBRIDGB. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, MAV 26, 1915 NUMBER 139 NEW MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH COALITION GOVERNMENT Little Enthusiasm Over irrom ]cft Bal four, Austen Chamberlain, Boiuir Lnw. Artlmr Henderson, Lord Curxon. Personnel of Object to Carson London, May might have expected, the new cabinet, while it meets with no strong disapproval by llio'editorial writers in the Lou-1 don morning papers, raises but little' enthusiasm in any quarter. The most tb'at is accorded is a disposition to give tuo new government every oppor- .tunity to prove its worth. More- disappointment is noticeable among the Liberal than the Conser- vative papers, mainly at the shelving of Viscount Haldane.and the appoint incnt of Sir Bdward Carson as attor- ney-general. ..'Die Liberal papers are irritated thai Sir Edward, represent- ing the "minority parly in Ireland, Should he in the cabinet while the, JJationalists nr.o not represented. j The Daily News says that John Redmond's absence from the ministry twill make even more striking the in- congruity of Sir Edward Carson s presence, as Sir Edward's lieutenants during the war have abated none of. i Sheir rebellions sentiments. i Other appointments much criticized i jncludo that of Mr. .Balfour as first' lord of the Admiralty, the ground be-> ing taken that the giving of this port- folio to him deprives the nation of. ibe services of Lord Fisher. The clc- of Sir Stanley O. Buckuiaster olso is criticized. Sonio dlssatlslactlon also is ex- jiresscd that the now cabinet, instead of being smaller, is larger than the old, and also at the loss of David Lioyd-George as chancellor of the K- ohcqu'or, -It is understood, however, Mr.' 'appointment asi i minister of munitions is only tempor- ary, and that he will come back to "im chancellorship when the question munitions becomes-less acute. BALFOUR HEADS ADMIRALTY, CHURCHILL WILL REMAIN SIR EDWARD CARSON' Uletor leader, who Joins the new Bri- tish. Cabinet London. May American I iteamer Captain Green, from Liverpool, which soiled May 211 for Delaware breakwater, was tor- pedoed, yesterday by a submarine at i. point forty miles west-southwest of Fastnet off the south coast of Ire- land. The sea was calm at the time. The crew at once took to tie boats and stood by the steamer. It was soon ascertained that the Nebraskan was not seriously damaged, fahe had fceen struck: forward and jfrere Tull of water. The crew returned on board and got tte- vessel under way. No lives were lost among the oiew.. The flirt not carry any passengers. The foregoing iniormdtioii -was received today by the Admiralty in: London and was Immediately communicated to the American embassy. Immediately she was struck the >.e- lirask-an began calling for help by wireless. Browhead received the wire- less communication at 9 a.m. yester- day from Crook Haven. United States Informed Consul General Skinner at London cabled today "The British Admir- alty reports the American steamer torpedoed." The American steamer -Kebraskan Ss owned by the American-Hawaiian S S "Co. of New York, and is 2831 tons net register. On her last cast- ward trip she left New York Hay for Liverpool. MacLeod Soldiers Leave for Calgary Nay 35.-Thc members oi Squadron, 13th C. M. R., left ct 11 o'clock on Sunday night- for at the Sarcce re- London, May is the ine-up of the new coalition British labinet, as approved by King George ast night: Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury: Mr. Asquith. Minister without portfolio: Lord Landsdowne Lord High Chancellor: Sir Stanley O. Buckmaster. Lord President of the Council: Lord rewe. Lord Privy Seal: Lord Curzon of Kedleaton Chancellor of the Exchequer: Reg- nald McKenna. Secretary of State for Home Sir John A. Simon. Secretary of State for Foreign Af- fairs: Sir Edward Grey. Secretary for the Colonies: Andrew Bonar Law Secretary for India: J. Austen Cham- berlai.n Allied -Forces in Dardan- elles Repulse All At- tacks of Enemy Daily Tele- gruph's eastern Mediterranean cor. responflent in a dispatch says: "It estimated that the Turkish losses in the Dardanelles amount to eighty thousand. A large number o'f wounded are now being sent to Smyr- na and Anatolia. The Turks have brought up.large reinforcements and large numbers of guns of all types ag ainst the positions held by the allied troops on the peninsula of Galllpoli in a gum-erne effort to wrest from them the ground so dearly won. At one place six successive attacks were de livered in one afternoon. "The number of Tnrklsh troops now attacking the Allies' positions exceeds The main reserves of thii force are kept on the Asiatic side-O. the Straits, and as each, attack falls fresh troops are quickly sent across the-Narrows. "The Turkish fleet.is active trying by indirect fire to shell the po gitlons of Joyd-George to Create New Department of War Stays in War Office-- Carson and Long Also Join Coalition Secretary of State for War: Kitchener Lord Minister of Munitions: Jeorge, David Lloyd First Lord.of the Admiralty: Arthur J. Balfour President of the .Board of Trtde: Walter Runcimart. President of the Local Government Board: Walter Hume Long Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancas- ter: Winston Spencer Churchill. Chief Secretary for Ireland: Augus- tine 'Birrell. Secretary for Me- Kinnon Wood. President of the Board of Agricul- ture: Lord Selborne First Commissioner of Works: Lew- is Harcourt. President: of Board of Educition: Arthur Henderson Attorney-General: sir Edward Car- son 12-Liberals, 8 Unionists The Cabinet isrcomposed of twelve Liberals, eighth Unionists, one La-bor- ite, Arthur Henderson, and one non- partisan, Elar.1 Kitchener. Thirteen members of the old Cabinet remain in office. Of these'.'ilr. Asquith, Sir Ed- ward Grey, Earl-Kitchener, Mr. Runci- man, Mr. Birrell and Mr. Wood retain their A place-in the-Cabinet offered "to Mr. .Redmond, the Irish Na- tionalist" jeadetvlbKt.he did not see his way clear to accept it. on Page Coaldalc, Alta., May John Ross of Chin met 'with ii very serious accident on Sunday last. She, with some other ladies and children of that district, were returning from church, when their' team became frightened and ran away. All were thrown out, and more or lees injured, but, Airs. Koss was the most unfortunate. She sustained a broken ankle and other injuries, and her condition is said to be miite critical. FALL WHEA1 HAS -Wonderful groyrfh of fall wheat Southern Alberta is being result ot.the splendid recordec showers FAMILY ft BE U.S. New Allies Win Strategic Positions from Austria- Enemy Retires Along Entire Line Burning Hold Passes London, May com- munication from Rome indicates that the Italian invasion of Aus- tria has been extended over almost the whole of the Austro-ltalian frontier. According to this state, ment, the Italians iiave seized a number of towns near the border, and have forced their way through ihs mountain defiles, occupying strategic positions. Apparently, there has been little heavy fight- ing thus far. It is stated that the Austrians retired everywhere, de- stroying bridge as they fell back. BLOCKADE DECLARED Paris, May 26, 7.10 Italian novernment today declared a blockade of all ports on the Austro-Hungarian coast. GERMANS SUCCESSFUL AGAINST RUSSIANS LORD LA'NDSDO.WNE Opposition iLeader, in the House of Lords, flyhcf joins .the new British Cabinet London, May new at- tack of Genera! Mackenzen ag- ainst the-Russian line north of Przemys! in Gaticia, is reported from Vienna and Berlin to have been attended by conspicuous suc- cesses. The War Office at Petrc- grad, however, states the attacks on the Russian line along the San River were scattered, and con- cedes no new victories to the Aui- tro-German armies. The Italian family, which is sup- posed to have been swindled out of a farm in Texas for a remote eighth- sectif-ii oi Alberta strawberry land has been brought to the Lethbridg t immigration hall from Taber, where it was stranded. A. H. McKeown has shown the greatest kindness' in looking after their comfort. Medical .attendance was necessary for the chil- dren, four in number, who range be- tween the ages of two and eight. Thev are now hi good health and happy to be in warm dry lodgings. Mr McKebwn is in receipt of a re- port "from the Mounted Police which states that the land which the family was to grow strawberries on has been located, and is even worse than had Mr.-JIcKeown has for- British Fall Back in Bel- gium But Make Ad- vances in South London, May the west, the British-have been compelled to give ground in Belgium to the Germans, who are once more pressing forward .-strongly along' that part of the front which has seen the heaviest-sustained fight-, ing of the war. The.AHies appar- ently have offset thi, German vic- tory, however, by a French ad. vance further south, in northern France, near Arras. Says Germans Repulsed Place People on Land Recommend Western Mayors Ottawa, Ont., May confer- ence of mayors of Western Canada as- sembled here to meet the government on the unemployment problem, Pre- sented this morning a memorandum to Premier Borden setting forth, among other things, that the government throw open suit- able agricultural tracts'throughout tile country, and encourage; settlement thereon; that public works projected but not completed be started at once; that the Dominion confer with prov- inces on the question of building high- ways, including a national highway; that industrial exchanges be establish- ed, giving unemployed better facilities for seeking work; that the govern- ment consider the advisability of con- fining immigration to those adapted to agricultural conditions. There were also some minor points in the memorial. It was stated that there are in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and west of the Great Lakes in Ontario, no less than 33.000 unemployed, %and conditions in the cit- ies of the older portions of Canada are not much better. Premier's Reply In his reply the Premier said that while he was in sympathy with the re- quests; the government had to be care ful about expenditures. To carry ou pnKic works and war at the same time was a heavy task Commitments for the year would amount to thrpe him dred" million, and a policy must be pursued, wherebv the government could meet its obligations from time London, May the makeup of the new cabinet, the Daily Chiomcle's correspondent says surprise of the new cabinet is the retuement of Lloyd-George from the position of Chancellor of the Ex- from born side, to w chequer After urgent- appeals ad- rras-broug-ht on! for reasons not neees dressed to the Prime Minister from unusual violence. The to mention, they had been nre cou to time. It was the policy of the gov Out., May the Ca- tiadia'mP again-' covered themselves 7 with glory by their gallantry in action in the fight Thursday and Friday.Iast near Tpres, is indicated by received by General Hughes. cable This was the tight In which: the second and third brigade won several German, trenches located in an positions being subsequently consoli- dated by the first and fourth brigades. to Ot.tiwa and asserts has applied for deportation papers so made with iiL tnirun hnr.l- gng o official communication from Paris to-. 'J-J.heit new quarters at the S icrve, Calgary, accompanied by KUJ.VC, cheers and good wishes of practically the whole of the -residents of the town and district who were present on the platform. For over three months the squad- ron have been quartered in Macleod, and by their good conduct the men have made sincere friends with the residents of the town who will great- ly regret their departure. GERMANY. CALLS OUT MORE MEN London, May Copenhagen correspondent of the DaUr Mail says he has learned from an authoritative Berlin source that Germany is about to call up two million more men. Ber- lin official circles, ho states, belicvo lint an avmy or half u million will bo iufftcient'to cope frith Hnly. No Effect Yet on Food Prices Under the existins conditions, it is likely that for some time at least, the present prices of foodstuffs will re- main constant. Under ordinary con- ditions, the rains-of the last two'weeks would have caused wheat to drop from 5 to 10 cents a bushel, but with the great demand owlng'tp the war, the as- surance of a tamper crop .in the west v.1i scarcely cause slump in' tho mar- ket. Local grain men-are .of the op- inion that Italy's .entrance into'.the war will not immediately affect the price of grain arid other foodstuffs. Sell School Bonds for Splendid Price The Public School Board has re- cently made a good sale of bonds to a New York linn.' The bonds were for bearing .6 percent.'inter- est and sold at which is con- sidered to be an excellent price in of present conditions.--- r .interspersed with days.of warm sun- shine. C. W. Card, ot.Cardston, was. in the 'city today, and brought into the Herald office a stem of fall wheat from -the farm of Elmer Sherwood, which measured 22 inches from root Ho tip. At this irate of growth, says Mr7 Card, 'the farmers in his section will be cutting fall whejt about th'e first week in August, which would-be a record for early -cutting. Peter Robinson, of tho Briar Burn ranch near Lundbreck, also sends to the Herald evidence of remarkable growth, in a stem of his fall wheat, which measures 22 inches without the roots. that the Italians can be taken back to their own farm in Texas.. Many German Ships Interned E. N. Higinbolhain is in receipt of letter from his brother William, .the, German attacks cial severity near Lor RUSSIAN WARSHIP SUNK, SAY TURKS "Amsterdam, telegram trom Constantinople says It is an- nounced officially there that a Turkish submarine sank a Russian warship 'In the Black Sea. The dispatch adds that Turkey wcceeded for some time in concealing the fact that this sub- marine was in operation, and that the complete results of its activities are unknown. A wireless dispatch from Berlin, yesterday reported that a Russian' war- ship, probably the battleship Panteli- mon, had been sunk'ln tho with the loss of 1400 men The dis patch gave no intimation that the eel had been mink by. a submarine. who is now in Buenos Ayres, capital city o! the Argentine. He states that in the city alone there are Italian reservists await- ing the declaration of war with Aus- tria to go to the aid of the mother- land. By this time many of them aTe probably on their way across the Atlantic. Jlr. Higinbotham also stat- ed in his letter that on his way down the coast of South America at every harbor there were scores of German merchantmen interned, while there was never a British ship, What with the harbor-taxes, depreciation and other expenses these ships, were "eating-their heads he said. slan. Macleod, 'May "35.-Bertram George ,fl that tne Kyndam hod trans- Goodman, alias William O. JIcKmlcy, rr ,fnp. chRnilC CANCEL LUNCHEON BUT WILL HOLD MEETING -The Board of Trade have cancelled their luncheon in the Lethbridge Hotel tomorrow, but will hold a general meeting in the King's Hotel, North Lethbridge, on Friday evening at eight -o'clock. President Marnbch.wrll address the meet- ing and Mr Falrfield and Mr Dunham will talk on irrigation The' meeting will be open to the public J i vented from doing so. maue wnu ette were all repulsed, .'-The Berlin statement admits the loss of a small position near Givenchy, but asserts that else where the Allies were driven hack with heavy losses. 1IIS1 IS JAILED ''the great banking and mercantile inter- ests, and also b> the French govern- ment, it was confidently expected, that there would he no changetin-the head of the British treasury during. the As a matter oi .fact, the change is only to be a temporary one. Lloyd-George will in due turn to the exchequer and he will be in touch at all times with Mr- JIc- Kcnna, and the Prime Minister says 'that there will be no break of cori- Itiuuit) in the financial positions and practices established since ar began "I to predict that one ap iloTiaid-AnSanUomtment in the new _ .am, u. no. unfavorably received bv the public, line, bound irom New York to Rot- ani[ that ]s of gir terdam" with passengers and freight fl c t bB Attorney-Oen- collidcd with the iieight_ steamei u........_._ coe w, al Joseph J. Cuneo oi! Nantuckct Island. Wireless nvbsages rccencd ferred her pas-. crew to the Cuneo, artist, who blew'into town tin Tues- CU lu Ullfc viral til Goodman bought a-stove: at a local As a distinguished lawyer he Mas entitled io this olhce, but ing regard to language used by llini during the Ulster crisis, 1m ap- TVrt Van'S pomtment as first law officer oi the but that both asf.ound.ng one drawn by Harold- L. for S115, arid marked "accepted.' lllc iu uiiu >vuuiu continue to pro- as long as she could master the i water in the last compal tments i Forty members oi the R) ndam s a ory mem merchant readily basted; the cheque, crcw- these messages said, remained giving him.SSO in exchange. The iner-j on board Tt ___ >ciiisnini nils' uhonctl chant later became -suspicious, phoned the bank at Calgary on which the cheque was drawn; and found it to be worthless. Chief of Police Lawson arrested Goodman, later finding- on him several blank cheques and a stamrTfor stamping the cheques ac- cepted." Goodman violently resisted arrest. The chiei is elated over the capture of tho man and the preven- tion of wholesale swmdlmg of mer- chants. W. M. CampBell prosecuted SPEYER CANNOT DIVEST HjMSELF Ofe- BARONETCY, May Edgar Speyer cannot divest himself of his baronetcy, which, in his letter to As- quilh, he asked to have revoked "Once a baronet, always a said an official of the College of Arms ,toda> "Sir Edgar may cease to call himself a baronetj but he stiM remains Camooell prosecuted a. uu.. 7 st5 Sraan, and he one, and if he had ced v, ould succeed him all the same.' the case against uooaman, auu no defended, by Colin Macieod. succeed him all the same. Street Car Struck Auto, City Settles Last Wednesday afternoon Ferguson backed his Ford car out of the 'Henderson garage onto Sixth street, turned around avenue, when he was struck bv a yeWov, line car PS it came careering do'wn that avenue city tommissioners wift Mr. Ferguson for the to his cSi1. Luckily he was himself injured very slightb. The motorman of the Vsen discharged, it having that he travelling rate of speed Ferguson's car carried along nearly 100 mg strnek. Fortunately turn ;