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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBBBTA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1915 PENETRATE OFFICERS 20th BATTERY OVERSEAS FORCES TO ITALIAN F British Submarine Torpedoes Turkish Ship in Dock at Constantinopl C. P. R. Steamer Used By Britain Blown Up With Loss of 320 London, May steamer Princess Irene, which was built list year for the Canadian Pacific Railway's British Columbia coast services and wiilch was taken over by the British Admiralty -at the commencement of the war, was "ac- cidentally destroyed by an explo- sion, while at anchor at Sheer- ness, where she was undergoing repairs. All her crew, numbering about 250, except ant seaman, and 78 dockers who were aboard at the time, lost their lives. Steam Launch Also Lost London, May trace lias ticmi found of a harbor steam launch which was moored alongside the Prin- cess Irene, or its crew of live men, since the explosion which destroyed the big steamer, and it is assumed that five more names must be added Ho the list of dead. London, May 38.-The British ad- miralty issued the following report from the vice-admiralty in the cast- Mediterranean The submarine E-ll, Lieut.-Com- mander Martin K. Naesmilh, has sunk in the Sen of Marmora a. vessel containing a great quantity ot am- munition, comprising charges lor heavy howitzers, several gun mount- ings and a siv-iuch gun. She also chased a supply ship with a heavy cargo of stores, and torpedoed her alongside a pier at Rodosto. A small store ship was also chased anil run ashore. "The submarine E-ll entered Con- stantinople and discharged a 'torpedo at a transport alongside the arsenal. The torpedo was heard to explode." German Submarines Active in Dardanelles; Another Warship Sunk London. May British bat- tleship Majestic, another of the ships Supporting the allied armies on the jjenlnsula, was torpedoed and sunk bi- ll'Oerniin submarine-this morning. Nearly all the officers and crew were saved. The was the oldest battle- on-the-active list of the British ilnyy'i 'he sixth cajplta-1 :ship lost by the Allies since th'e be jtnnllig'nf .op- erations against the Dardanelles, and torpedo tube the second which has fallen a victir to German submarines, which recent ly arrived in those waters. The Majestic .was an old type ship being laid'down in 1895. She was on( o[ the .Majestic type. Her displace- ment was tons, and she dove oped a horse-power of Sb carried four 12-inch guns, twelve''G Inch guns, eighteen 12-pounders, si and machine guns, and fiv Ternie, B.C., -May to The roll of the Fernie detachment of the 54th Kootenay now contains 75 names, and sllll the volunteers are coming in dally. The detachment is being drill- ed daily, and begins to make a. very good appearance. The ladies of the I.O.D.B. have sue- teeded in. rounding out a shipment ft supplies for forwarding to head- quarters, and these goods are on dis- today in one of the windows of the Crow's Nest Trading Co. There are il hosolW ni.ht shirts, 52 sheets, WO pillow sMps, 12 nuilts, hand- 560 ow 1HO mouth wipers. 12 towels, Jomentatlon flannels, and MOO Dalrs of soi This is not the first shipment and not be the last, as the ladies pro- pose to keep up the good work as long as there is need for it. Yesterday evening the, 54th Battal- ion boys played a good game of foot- ball with a team from the With Regi- ment, which ended in a. draw, 0-0. It was a good game, and the proceeds Lieut. H. McLELLAND Major ALVIN RIPLEY The above are the officers of the 20th Battery, Overseas Forces, which was recruited and trained in LethbridSf, and is now in training in the concentration camp at Calgary, leaving for the front All the officers are Lethbridge men, .thrss .sf having been officers of the 25th Battery of the Canadian militia; Major Ripley, who was formerly second in command of the 25th .Major Stewart, sue- ceeded to the command of the 20th on Major Stewart's" promotion to the rank of colonel, and the command of the 7th Artillery Brigade. Lieut. Mewburn then succeeded to the rank of captain and'second in command of ths 20th' Lieut. McLelland became senior lieutenant, and Lieut. Saw- den, who had recently completed a course at Kingston, was permanently attached to the battery as junior lieutenant. Captain HA8TINQ8 MEWBURN Sir Henry Jackson First Sea Lord London, May 27.-Admira! Sir Henry Bradwardlne Jackson ha. been appointed First Sea Lord of the Admiralty, to take the place of Admiral Lord who resigned recently, ow.nfl, ,t is laid, to dif- FerMces with Winston Spencer Churchill, then Fint Lord of the Ad- miralty. Admiral Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson will -remain witn the Board of Admiralty in an advisory capacity. C.P.R. OFFICIALS Calgary, Alta., C. Cole- man, assistant general manager C.P R. weetorn lines, who arrived her this afternoon, made the announce- ment that A.. B. Stevens, general sup- orintendent of the Alberta, uivisiou, was being transferred to eastern lines, and would be succeeded here by 3 M. Cameron, now assistant general superintendent ot the B.C. division and until recently superintendent at Medicine Hat. The-Changes take ef- fect at ones. Mr. Stevens leaving for tie eas-t tonight. The Trades and Labor Council of Lothbridgo has wired an invitation to Soorge Barnes, M.P., British labor leader, who with. P. Wyndham, an- ther labor leader, is on Us way here RUSSIAN LEADERS RETIRED Petrograd, May sen- eraie of the B.utelan army have been removed from their com- mands .as a result of the recent Austrian successea in Galleia. They have been to be the guest of the council during their stay in the city, aad also to address a public gathering m Gait Gardens if time will1 permit. iiessss. Ilarnes aad Wyndham ate representing the British PHILIP BAWDBN Washington, May -28. America government officials, today awaiti w'ith keon interest the affidavit o Captain ftreen, of the American steamship Neoraskan, regarding the eiplosion that damaged that ship off unaui iii.c i mast, nf OB Tuesday ;ovetnment known last night that Col. Theodore p t Lomlon IB me W1 for the Roosevelt met with an accident on night.. sworn munitions in the old [Monday last at his home on Saga- has cameo me land. They are at present touring more Hill, when as ho to Col. Roosevelt Breaks a Rib New. York, May 38. It became ERMAN LOSSES HEAVY London, May Times Petrograd correspondent says that he learns the German casual- ties in the west Galicla drive to- tal Italians Sweeping Upon Trieste-More Austrian Towns Are Taken French Steamer Ashore, Passengers All Taken Off Nantes, France, May 28, p.m. St. Nazaire. She is badly damaged. The 900 persons on board have been taken oft. Officials of the French line here say Home, May are pushing steadily into Austria along the .line running north ol ths Gulf ot Trieste. Apparently the Aas- trlans have JIB yet offered no serlouJ> resistance, although further weet, there has been severe lighting. An official statement announces the occupation of tbe European towu OI GrBdo, and that H. Of Italian successfully attJMik- ed the Trieste-Nabreaina railroad, pro- bably cutting the line. Capture 14 Villages London. May ot Austrian villases. along the thlan front hy the Invading Italian forces. Is reported In in unofficial patch from Geneva. It is sfctft also thai the Italians hare slon of three mountain passes, and are continuing their advance etlewhers along Lbe border. Bring Down Aeroplane j test ying machines and guns'. An aeroplane, rising Irom behind the Austrian linos at 9.30 o'clock this morning, darted over the rocky ground in front of the Italian positions. A field batterr op- within range. that ail papers on the steamer to. The second Champnigne landed at Sal. fcazairc; strllck fajriyi causing flames to burst and there is no need of anxiety as to from molor. The aeroplane piling-. the safetv o! the vessel. They state ed downward and was splintered OQ she'was 'not torpedoed. I the rocks. GERMANS ADMIT REVERSE AT HANDS OF THE RUSSIANS the Dominion for this purpose are erpeeted hero shortlr. Coxson May Be Tried in October and i mount I rib. he been given to .Lieut.. Powers, naval attache of the embassy at Liverpool, and. that it would be forwarded at The Canadian Casualties Total Nearly Are Still In Fighting Ottawa, Mav 2S.-Additions to the are missing. The lists of casu- v 'alt'ips cinrp t-.hp hsit.T.le nf LancllC- the Canadian casualty list bring the total number of killed, wounded and Berlin, May 28, via London, 3.30 p. at the hands of tha Rus- sians In the fighting a'long the River 9an in Central Gttlicla Is announced in today's statement from the War Office. It is said that the Germans in the region of Sieniawa, on the left bank of the river,