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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta 121 July oatt VOLUME VIIL High Torecast: Scattered showers UDTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 31, 1915 BIG SUJU'lUSE IN COALITION CABIN E'l ter, lined up and killed 391 of the prisoners. _______ Russians Have Germans Petrograd. via London. May H.-The total number of prisoners taken numbers of Galician prisoners have been given their I'.bertj and sent home. somewhere il. Lawr ,y the state department. Ottawa 16 select a spot .TwTsiita-fcn at the request ol the among the islands in I.-K o.. r.rman amhwaador to inquire into encc river for convalescing Canadian o" April W, of tuc Ger- soldiers, who will be sent from fcng m-i oners of war interned in old j land to Canada.. Major Hardioer, D his re- M.A.. and Major Burnlt, chief eugi Fort Henry, has completed his re- consul finds that the revolt was without reason, that, it was ut- Itterly uncalled.for. He states-that he 8us_Wilaily inspected tho prow- l-tarns sent-to" the fort and found that I we're the best. He- .suggested- that every able-bodied prisoner in the fort be. put to work and the leaders in the uprising punished. The Hermans interned in Fort Henry arc mostly reservists of the German, army who were unable f" land W inojut IIUL...VI. M.A., and Major Burritt, chief eugi necr of the division, left last week ior the Thousand Islands where tlr' have sekeral places in view. CAN leave Canada when war began, among them several high officers, and it is said a baron. On April 20 they tried to overpower the guard, but were finally subdued when bayonets.'1 the soldiers SHIP WOOL TO UNITED STATES Ottawa, Ont., May department of customs has been authorized to issue- licens- es for the exportation of wool grown in Canada to the United States, under guarantees that the wool shall be.used for man- ufacturing purposes only in United States mllli. Blockade at Dardanelles Established London, May Reuter dis- patch from Athens says that the British legation has Issued a no. tlce that beginning at noon June 2, s. blockade will be established off the coast of Asia Minor, be- tween the Dardanelles and the Strait of Samoa. Sir John Simon is Uhe new Home Secretary. As-former Attorney Gen- ,-al he was probably tho Hteb. Chancellorship. Walter Long, president of ho local Government Board; he replaces Samuel, whose eicluilon is a great nrprise Reginald McKenna, new Chancellor. of the Exchequer; in peace imes as post next in importance to the Premiership Sir Zard Carson, Attorney the office with the most money Vinston Churchill's removal from the Admiralty was forecasted but thai shelved to the Chancellorship of the Duchy of ban caster was unexpected. Sir S. Buckm'aster, Lord High Chancellor, tho lighest legal oflice in the Empire. Swiss Army To Mobilize The Swiic government decided yesterday to mobilize the first and third divisions of reserves, numbering about men._____ Geneva, May 31, via A tele- gram from Lugano says that King Vic- tor Emmanuel, who is in supreme com- mand of the Italian troops, witnessed the capture of Ala in the Adige val- ey by his forces. Prize for Austrian Valor A dispatch from Vienna says Baron Ohlmueoky has offend a prize of s- ARE PRISONERS London, May fol- lowing Canadians previously re- ported as miBsing, have non- been located as prisoners: Thomas Owen, 7th Battalion; H. Gumming, 15th Battalion; Wm Forbes, 7tli Battalion; Charles Clark Arthur Cross, 7th Battalion, and Garland, ,7th Battalion. German Potatoes Arrive According to Berne newspapers, 500 carloads of potatoes from Germany have arrived here in the last few days. Germans on Way to Italy Berne, Switzerland, May 31, via Par- is. Travsllcnj from Austria report that a larqe number of trains loaded ith German troops, chiefly infantry t. Ohlmueokv has offend a prize oi lu.-iwun OM crowns to the first Aus- and artillery, are moving to the south 000 crowns i Innsbruck s crowded wit! trian soldier flag. who captures an Italian an are, ern Tyrol. Innsbruck is crowded with German soldiers. ALLIES SUCCESSFUL IN FRANCE; RUSSIAN FRONT IS QUIET TOTAL CANADIAN LOSSES NOW ESTIMATED AT KILLED TOTAL OVER r. -vmv "1 -The heaw nadians killed now .considerably ex Ottawa, Ont., May ul. me Qne tllouMnd mari- Is ap ists of tho past two days have ma- terially increased the total number of casualties which have been reported oi Militia. The roll naulilllij mnou ceeds the one thousand inarK received .up to ten o'clock this morning show 920 killed- 4123 wounded and 1314 missing. As there thousand that the total losses to the Canadian forces to the present time approxi- mates from 8500 to 9000. Since .the commencement ot the "orchard" fight a week ago Thursday, 89 Canadian officers have been hit by Of these 23 were killed London, May lull along the battlefront has been broken by the French, who claim to have tak- en a group of German trenches in the Plkelm region, and to have made good progreis north of Arras. With British co-operation, they have made slight progress north of La Bassee. After repeated and costly repulses, the Ger- mans, for the time being, seem to have their attempt to take Ypres. During the past week the Ger- mans have made only slight gains in the neighborhood of this salient point. Canadians killed and wounded is rapidly'mounting, the total now stand- era hundred.mlsaing.'it is estimated and 66 wounded. That the number of Ca- ServiaTo Come From Colorado To Reside On Ready-Made Farms Here Geneva, via 'Paris, May 31.- -News form-.Belgrade nys that the Servian' army been re-organ- ized, and intends taking the offen- sive to -aid the Italian.. th Jjidge Foster Is Dead In Quebec From one district in Colorado more i than fifty families are coming to take Hi farms in the Southern Alberta ir- rigatcd districts this year. This was f the good news given the Herald this morning by H. E. Madison, C P.R. tod ajrnt at Denver. Some of these families will take up C. P. R. n-a'ly- made farms which lie east of the rm TitaUoiiistSj who have been lanmng in the Fort Collins, Greely and Long- wont districts, the best irrigated districts in the states, for years "What is bringing them to Un- I he was asked. "The C: P.Jl. I is bringing them to Canada, feome of I them are discontented clown there I and the high price of land is driving 1 some awav." Mr. Madison said that this vear there had been an uuusual- ly late frost, accompanied by a heavy fall of snow, which had injured most of the crops. Tho small fruits espe- cially suffered as well as the grain. "Will this frost cause many farm- ers to leave the district the Her- ald representative asked. "A few who were particularly affected may move on this was the reply, "but as a whole the farmers of that dis- ompanied by G. W. Musburger, a armer of Greely, Col., who is con- emplating coming to Canada. He is well satisfied with the country. Other C. P. R. land agents who vcre in the city are I-T. H. Piel of St. Paul, and J. Hewdsz from CM- oago. They went over the Leth'hridge district, it is probable that Alberta vill see a greater influx of settlers rom the States than ever before. More accommodation is needed tor le alien internes in the detention camp here, and the city hall officials were informed by Capt. Birnie. this morning that it would be necessary to utilize some of the quarters for- merly occupied by the 20th battery. There are now'208 internes in the in camp, and of course more are arriv- tion s and was wide- ing continually. The internes are now Eastern loansi p quarictuu in buildings at the grounds, and more of these buildings will probably be requisitioned to provide the ne- cessary further accommodation. Toronto, Ont., May hun- I sired members of the Amalgamated So. I considerable size have been sent to the bottom by German submarines and six lives have been lost. Further- more the trans-Atlantic liner Megan- tic had a narrow escape from an at- tack bv' a German submarine. London observers are drawing at- tention to these cases, particularly in connection with the presentation oi German note. reporting rangements made Sat submarine, c ,vho cterged the west mutder' o; John Zoetem i' CUTTING ALFALFA NOW Alfalfa cutting in May! For the first time in the history of alfalfa growing in the south, the first crop of the year is being taken off in the month of May. At the Experimental Farm cuttins; commenced last Friday, the 28th, and Mr. Fair- field expects.a yield of about a ton and a quarter to the acre. Onlinarily, the alfalfa would not be cut so soon, but as the hay is needed Immediately it was decided to cut some of it before it was really ready. fence as yet, but will- probably do so at the coming trial. His defence will be that Zoeteman tried to attack him with a knife and that- he shot the man in self-defence. Contends Zoeteman .Unarmed The crown, however, apparently will contend that Zoeteman was un- armed, as tho witnesses called were very closely questioned on the point oi Aeing a knife and with the ex- ception of a small pocket knife which tremendous I was -found in the pocket of the de- ceased by the police, they swore there sensation at tne time. f Coxson, it will be remembered, was Saturday D. F. I with the murder oi tionn will e tried at a special sitting of the su- preme Court to be held at Macleod on Thursday, June 17, with Mr. Jus- tice Walsh presiding. Both accused and Zoeteman were two widely known Pearce and the trial will undoubtedly be fol- lowed with the keenest o inter _.., ,v. as the tragedy caused e. placed in custody the murder was no trace 'knife' there. witness made the statement, how- ever, that Zoeteman asked him if he LU __ the bands of Coxson, as the result of a iiuarrel over school board, attairs on May 5th last. The coroners' jury implicated Coxson, who'was committed for trial. Self-Defence The evidence is purely circumstan- tial, there having been no actual witnesses to the-tragedy, Coxson has made no statement in his own dc- away anvarently unarmed WM Campbell, K.C., the crown prosecutor for the Macleod district, will conduct the case on behalf ol the crown, and accused will be rep- resented by Colin Macleod and W. S> Gray The case will he strenuously con- tested and is eipected to last on a week. ;