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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vm. LBTHBltlDGE. AUiEKTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1915 NUMBER 196 Mounties Catch Culprits in Mid-day Arrest Near Scene of Robbery Held up on the northeast corner of Gait Gardens In the misty dawn or Sunday morning; by .two men, -'Mali Foo, a Chinese laundryman of this warrant lor Floret's arrest and foul city, was frisked of in five and followed him to Swcetgtass. When1 ten'dollar bills, and left In a dazed condition on the pavement. Mah Foo came to, and informed the city po'jice, who had but meagre de- Walk of Few Feet Took Away Liberty of Leth- Only a lew feet lay between A. L. Floret, one time manager of the Or- pheum theatre here, and the long arm of the law is person of mounted police constable who had a Floret crossed back over that lew feet Irom Swcetgrass depot into Can- adian territory, just across the street, the mounted man was waitin; for him, placed the heavy hand of authority on his shoulder and brought to Lcthbridgc. Floret hail 'gone south the night before, taking with him a typewriter which it was alleged he stole. A warrant followed 'him He was standing a" tew feet the mountie platform at Sweetgrass across the border when spotted him. Of course, he was be- yond his jurisdiction, but the train backed tin a few feet to take on an- other car, and this was the mountie s chance. In the paraphrased words oi the old song, "Ain't it tunny what a difference just a .lew feet make. The Information was laid against Florol By F. W. Nelson, local i___i ji.. i manager of the Alberta Loan and In- vestment Co., which block i containing tlie Orpheum theatre, .'which Mr. Floret was manager. Mr. !'Nelson charged him with having stol- Instructions w-ere sent out to hold i Mr. Floret, also the typewriter, the line. The 'mounted man was the job, and assisted by kind fate scriptions to work on. Tim Mounted Police, on descriptions received from Calgary, also 'got out on the trail of the highwayQien, and in a dramatic manner drrcstcd two men. in Gait Gardens at noon today. The men are now in the Mounted Police Hr.r- racks, here. The Chinaman's money was found on the men. Mali Poo, having saved ,up his money for the laat two years, was leaving the city to start up a laun- dry In Macleod. He wag on his way to the station ,to catch the 4.35 west- hound, and states that jusj, as he reached the corner of the ho was set upon from behind by two men. One clubbed him over the head and held a hand over his mouth, while n'( the other went through his clot taking every cent he possessed. The men then ran across the C.P.R. tracks and were soon lost to view in the fog and uncertain light, at That the two men hava been op- on I eratino- boldh- in other places is the succeeded in bringing Mr. 'Floret un- der arrest. The accused has engaged F. Harris as counsel and the casa was remanded. tU Thursday morning. Floret.was given bail ct S300. information received by the Chief of Police this morning. A wire was re- ceived from Calgary, with orders to hold two Italians, who bad come south after puiilns off a holdup in Calgary. Qffer Special Supplications for Victory for the Cause of Right At nearly all churches yesterday mo plications (or victory right in the war, :and for a speedy orning, pastors offered special sup- ications (or victory for the cause of anil permanent peace. Most of the sermons were, along patriotic lines. St. Cyprian's Rev. Canon McMillcn dwelt upon Mic subject of the war during his sermon yesterday; offering special prayers for the victory of allied srp.s i and' the consummation of a lasting I'Tieace Special intercessional services fare to tie held by the Anglican 'churches on Wednesday, Aug. '1, in St. Augustin's. church, when special addresses will he given by tlux-minis- of the three churches. At Wesley Church At Wesley church, Rev. W. Buchan- an, of Toronto, who is taking Rev. Mr Cobhlediek's place, offered spec- ial intercessional prayers lor tlie 'nf- promacy of the cause of freedom and and right, and prayed for. a peace that would be lasting to the world In his sermon Be made spec- ial references to the; great struggle, its cause and its meaning. At St. _ A dash of patriotic color was giv- en the services 'at St. Augustin's by the presence of the local detachment of 25 mounted police headed by Supt. Ipenneiather, paraded to the church. Their presence added to the Impressiveness of ttie services. Rev. .Canon Jlurrell-Wright said New- York, Aug. funeral of Charios executed in Sing prison Friday, last, lor instigat- ing the murder of.Herman Rosenthal, (he gambler, was held today from the Churclrof St. Nicholas oi Tolen- itinc, Bronx. The church was filled with men and women and the over- flow stood in the street outside. So great was the crowd at the church and the Becker home nearby --that po- lice reserves had, to bo called to han- dle it, Before the. bodj war, taken to the church, friends of the former po- lice lieutenant gathered at the house to view..the remains. Police ressrves formed the crowd into line. plate on the casket bore the in- "Charles Becker, died July SO 19J5." The plato that was re-' moled yesterday bore the "following Becker, murdered by Gov- Ituor Whitman, o! >ew York." "It has taken the Empire twelve months to realize the awful danger of the situation with which it is novv confronted. When the war involved Great Britain one year ago we said in our confidence, 'We have our Kitch- ener, the "greatest general of modern times, we have our navy, the might- iest on the seas. England has been in tight pinches before and come out of them.' But we did not realize the terrible menace of Germany, thinking there was nothing to and fear did hot awaken to our full duty and our responsibility in the war." The empire. had been forced to realize the many young men'who had no ties re- mained. Canon Miirrell-Wright paid a trib- ute lo the men and women ior their BEST CHICAGO KIVKR DISASTER CABINET Toronto. Out., July -J shuffle in the Saskatchewan cabinet, in which William Mar- tin. M.V1. for Kefrina. will be- come Provincial Treasurer of that province, was the news lirought from the west by Dr. Xeuly, M.P. for Humboldt, Sask. Russians are Ably De- fending Retirement of. Big Army The picture, which is one of the best taken, of the dis isicr shows the Eastland floating .on her side in the j tar force, has sailed for the Darda- Chicago river. The work of rescuing the passengers who WUP trapped in the cabins or: tho slilp when it turned jiielles. turtle! is shoivn pr'jeeeding. Iron plates were'torn Odt of the !i 11 and pulmotors and first aid brought into play in an effort lo revive the bellies 'brought out of the-interior of the "hoodoo" ship. I 0. S. Finnic, en- gineer of the department of the tenor, is in the city for a few days tills week inspecting the I.ethbridge and Chinook Collcnes, in order to set the government royalty on- the production oi the mines. He has-been up in the northern part of the prov- ince in the Yellow-Lead Pass and at Edmonton. He states that mining op? orations arc slack all over the Do- minion with the. exception of Nova Scotia. The reason ior this is that traflic on the railroads is so reduced that the amount of coal required has fallen oil srcatly. Also the factories owing to slack business are using very little coal. Mr. Finnic stated if tlie crop was good this- year the demand ior domestic coal would he heavy and the mines woultl do a brisk ca'sli business. As the .mines in tnis district are the biggest producr of domestic coal in the west; GIFTED .SPEAKER VISITS LETHBRIDGE Lieut. Joan Arnuldi, who, with Miss .Rummer, supervis- ed the giving out of supplies to the Canadian soldiers at Salisbury, W'il! arrive in Leth- bridge tomorrow night, and on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock-will address a public meeting in-St. Augustin's hall. .Miss Arnold! has ability as a speake'r, and St. Augustin's hall w.ill be crowded with men and women who are anxious to hear7about her splendid work at'. Salisbury Plain and more recently at big crop will particularly help out Many collcjies, he said, have been turning down orders for coal as they were not sure of their money. The prospects of. an excellent are causing a general increase in confidence which is being felt inline coal business. gravity of the situation, he said, and the manhood of the empire.had re- sponded, nobly to the call, but still there w-ere 'many needed and too c- TRIP AGAIN .POSTPONED On account of picnic on Thursday of this week, and also on account of the excursion to Claresholm Agricultural College, on 'Fri- day, the business men's auto trip to Nobleford district has tireless work in behalf of the: patri-1... been postponed, this time until Wednesday, August 11, Those who have signed up for the trii) are requested to ear this d'ato in mind. otic Hinds, and to the women ularly for their self-denial and age in. connec tion vith the Red Cross i work. He declared. in reviewing the j ta year of war in its broader that it was evident that. Hague hunals warfare, to. say nothing of keeping, peace. Few yet, he declared'', had.apprec1 atcd the spiritual issue of the ivar. The world has been laboring'-undi the great burden; of. materialism. Money has been the mean's and the end. Real Christianity has. become rare and people were beginning to be- come skeptical.' This and, materialism was largely assisted by the modern Gemian literature. The test of Christianity, is said, "Try it." TKe .this war was lack of spirituality. We must get back to, God, to the' church. .1. El Hodgson, principal of the Lethbridge High school, has resign- Shorncliffe i to accent a school in- spectorate with the provincial depart- ment of-Education. the Public School Board this'morning received his resignation, and a meeting will be held shortly to consider the ap- London, Aug. Eritish steamship ...Clitenia has been sunk. 'Fifty-four ipsrsons aboard her weTe saved. Grew Saved London, Aug. British steamer Fulgens of 2501 tons gross, has been sunk. The crew has been landed.... Of Kndx College, Toronto, who may become principal of Manitoba College. pointment Hodgson "has his successor. Mr. been in Edmonton, teaching on the staff of the summer- school at the University. It is not yet definitely known where his headquarters will be in future. Mr. Hodgson has been principal of Lethbridge High school for.four years, having come here from Peterbor- ough, Out. He whs recognized as one of the best educationists in the west, lie had been recently acting in the dual capacity of principal .and super- intendent of the iocal schools. "The Board feels thai the city has lost one of ..the. best educational men :in the said. Chairman Mc- Killop of the School Board, this morning, referring to Mr. Hodgson's Designation, "It is with great re- Bret that ive.hcar he has decided to lesve o.ur services." Kelly Loses Winnipeg, -Aug- stage in the attempt of TKpjnas Kelly to secure an injunction restraining the royal commission from calling him as' a witness, was.reached today when the court of appeal dismissed the ap- peal. This verdict sustains the deci- sion of tlie lower court, which dis- missed his application for an injunc- tion. Chief Justice Ilovvell, Mr. Jus- tice Perdue and Mr. Justice Cameron agreed, while Mr. Justice Richards rtis-ciled appeal will now le taken. London, Aug. Germans have not yet occupied Warsaw. 'The evacuation by the Russians, however, is still proceeding, and the Russian forces have been able to keep back- the Teutons in rearguard which have as yet prevented the Ger- mans from actually taking possession of the city. These rearguard actions havo de-i veloped at many places into fairijr large battles, as the Russians, whose' steadiness has been phenomenal in. the face of defeat, are offering stub- resistance to the German ad- 1SUI vanccs aud delivering powerful coun- ter attacks. For example, they baira prevented Field Marshal von Hinden- Ont., Aug. I y_e throwlng mor8 ot hj, troops across the Narew; German attacks to the northwest of Warsaw, and driven back to the riv- er some of the invading troops who; crossed the Vistula to the south: of i Queen's Varsity Hospital Force Go Kingston. from England announce that the Queen's University stationary nospi- PROSECUTE NON-WORKERS Warsaw. _____ In the southeast Field Marshal von..; London July first prose- j Mackensen continues his victorious; cution under the new munitions Mb-, advance. He has swept aside tie re- uiial will take place at Glasgow, Mou- Stance oi the Russians, and forces dav when 50 coppersmiths, them to retreat along both banks or with shirking their duty, will be ar- the Bug. The Germans, have already, r-jgneel passed throughh Cholm in pursuit. PREPARE FOR 3 YEARS MORE New .York, Aiig; The Allies are preparing to continue the war for at least three years more it', necessary, according' to William Ellis eorjylopSer! president of the .'-United State? SteeJ who arrived 'today on the Bordeaux. Over-night War Summary London, Aug. is atill in Russian possession, accord- ing to latest dispatches from the. continent. News of its evacua- tion is expected at any moment, however, for nothing has occurr- ed in the last twenty-four to indicate any at the Polish capital. There has been no.fighting in the Gallipoli peninsula for .two weeks. Reports from Athens say that serious fires in Gpn- .stantinople have destroyed 3000 buildings, including a military, hospital. Italian to a late estimate, hold more than Austrian prisoners. I DEVELOP SCHEME TO IRRIGATE HALF MILLION ACRES IN SOUTH think of the 'Recessional': words of Kip- Let ling's -fiCL'casiuiiiii.. 'v "God of be with us yet, Lest we we forget Rev. Denoon at Knox Rev. Ilenoon preached an sermon on the gteat issue that facing the world today. He chose a very apt text, "God is our refuge a liery present help in trouble." The pastor was thankful that' the king and his counsiMors in the. old land had set aside this Sunday as'. a That the Dominion government Has in mind a scheme of development. m' irrigation in the southern part of Alherta which will eventually irri- gate more than half a million acre's; was the given to the Herald bv F. II. Peters, commission- ASKU.S.IOP1I FLAG ON SIDES Washington, Aug., 2. Germany's first response to last note on submarine warfare has come from the which has re-r quested that American have American'flags painted on their sides in proportions large enough to rer cognized by submarine commanders. Many American- ships have painting the their but it is said they -were paint- ed ton small. May Not Formally Answer Germany has not yet ther the American note regarding sub- marine warfare will te- answered, says a wireless from Berlin She is awaiting the of the "American communication to Great Britain. of intercession in behalf of of prayer, of war he the Spokane, Wash., por- tion of ,the Kootenai A'alley railroad of the Great Northern system, north of the Canadian .boundary, is dismantled and the rails and any. other material saved nscvcii tc Ban- ner's Ferry, Idaho. The road has not been oiierated for -two years in have been' of irrigation for the Dominion gov-' The plan is a huge one. The country from Cardston'to Lake Pa- kowiii ami from the Milk Hiver Hlclgc north'to the Crow line will he tcry and the second the situation ot traversed by three main arteries run-; the St. Mary's river must be cxn'.am- systems this is the most advanced and from the development now going on it is p'rohahle that it will he fin- ished before the others. To Divert River Flow, Regarding the he ling of the States, and the Jlilk River after flowing'315 miles in Canadian. terri- torj back into Monlina di- rccliv south of Medicine .Tint. Opera- tions on this, project have been about this ar-1, completed and when the sjslcm. is. opened neU it is, CM cted 'that' was learned about half of the of St. with the Canadian authorities to sup- pjy the necessary workmen to dp..the work of dismantling the line in Canada, which is about 15 miles long From a Great Northern offictil it ieste day that the Can emplates llilng SI. Mary's, Waterjon, Belly and Milk Rivers cast, finally emp- ty the watsr into Lake Pakowki, Americans. The MABKETS 108% nation. We arc fighting in this war i "the'norther'n1" for freedom.and right, and are extended cast to ir-rigate a r's ing in a noble manner, Britain could have stayed out of the.-- conflict: she been content .to sec .a tyrannical iContinued oa paitc WEATHER in the. Taher irrigation district with High in the next year. From there plan's Low1 -4! are now being formulated to temperature. few miles below the lower lake and a 'canal constructed east to the' Beth Kner Ileie a dam will be built and, .the matter of the hined rivers will be stored From this dam at Kmihall which will be prob- abl> enlarged to hold the volume ot Ihc main canal also be widened to- carry water as fai as the uumtv ot Stirling where the arteiy oi the sccond-sj stem will ANOTHER CAPITAL (Continued OB" Berlin Aug the capital of the Russian prov- ince of Courtland 25 miles southwest "of Riga. has .beca occupied by Gei man troop's according to an official state- ment issued by- the army headquarters', staff. Claudius Young Dies of Wounds Claudious Young, known about Lethbridge as "Brlgham" Younf, a young fireman with the i C.P.R., who enlisted here and was'attached to ttie Strathcona Horse, has died of wounds in France, Friday's casualty .-Hat gave his name, gave and no place of residence, but it is believed that this is the Letb- bridge man. He died of a gunshot wound in the leg, and from shook, on.: .Claude Young had been firing for several years on the Neat branch, and was about to take his exams for engineer, when he enlist- ed. H is understood that fce an adopted child, and that his foster parents Jive at Vancouver He about 28 years of ager AKTI-AMEniCAN RIOT. IN BERLIN Zurich, ertcan travellers arriving here to- day from Berlin, resort that there were serious anti-American disturb- ances in the German capital and Wednesday of this" week A large crowd of students (athecM IB front of the American and hooted and jelled until ttfcy were dispersed by a force ot poUet; to protect ;