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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, AUGUST -I, 1915 three Million Dollars Damage Done to Property- Creek Through City a Raging Torrent-Main Street are Held Up Eric, Pa., Aug. D. 8. Hanky, shortly before 12 o'- clock estimated tnat 50 persons perlthed in last night's flood. Mayor Stern, at 10 o'clock, said the number probably would not exceed 25, but after a survey of the debris and checking over the list of missing, Coroner Hanley the estimate to 60 persons. A Flood-Stricken City Eric, Pa.. Aug. hero broke over the- flood-stricken city with its business streets running riv- ers everywhere. Probably 25 lives were lost, property damage estimat- ed at scores oi homes anil dozens of factories swept anil distress of hundreds made homeless were some of the resdts of the vio- lent storm which struck Krie and im- mediate vicinity last After al- most an all-day rain a heavy thun- der shower culminated in a cloud- burst for an hour, residents along the course of Mill creek, through the east centre of the city, watched the slow rise of the stream due to rainfall of nearly three inches in six hours. Dam Bursts At 8.15 (ilenwood dam, three miles above- the city, burnt and a huge wall of water swept down through the city carrying with it the homes 01 those who. hail wailed until the last minute to leave. Main Street Flooded In several cases families still fused to seek safety. Four blocks on each side, of the stream, including 'Stale street, the business artery of the were covered with a depth of from feet. Early today gas mains all over the city .were cut off and telephone, streetcar, and electric lighting service were paralvzed. Charitable societies and Armourv hotels hastily organized shi-ltcr' clubs anil gave refuge to hun- Events Which Led to Britain's Declaration On June 28, 1914, Archduke Ferdinand, of Aurtrla, was assassinated in Bosnia. The Servian novernrr.ent with a declaration against when the ministers told the Kaiser they could not look with in- difference on attacks on her ally, Russia. the declaration on France naturally brought-ip the question of the neutrality of Belgium, which Germany as well as France and England, had guaranteed by treaty. The. British government inquired of both France and G-rmany whether this neutrality of Belgium would be respected. France replied immed.atcly affirmative, but Germany's answer was so evasive that Sir Edward Grey pressed for a definite answer. British ambassador in Berlin, at the now historic Interview with the German chancellor, many must violate the Belgian neutrality for .elf protection, and asked if Britain would go to war tor a scrap of paper The British ambassador replied thai-England would live up to her word and would keep the solemn compact to defend Belgian neutrality. Gsrmany's attitude, together with the insolent treatment of British shipping out of German ports by Germany, brought an ultimatuir u u' answer and Britain declared war at 11 p.m. on August 4th, 1914. the The as told that Ger. m from Britain, which brought no satisfactory Empire Unites in Prayerful Anniversary IN BIGBnM IN EAST Germans Concentrate at Two Points, but Meet Successful saw Has Not Yet Fallen cm- with services attended King of theNN'ew sylvania stalled a dozen passenger trains here, with no pros- pects of their departure for a couple of days. One crowded train bound for :vew York was brought to a stand on the viaduct 40 feet over the path oi Mill creek and those on board icr hours watched houses and household goods swept down the raging water. New York Soaked, Too! New York, Aug. -i.-Strects in New York City and jts suburbs were turn- od into yellow rivers, surface and elevated traffic was badly crippled, wires were blown down into tangled network, trees were uprooted and hundreds of cellars were flooded in a torrential downpour that., broke over the metropolitan section this morn- ing to the accompaniment of a 60- mile gale. Nearly three inches oi ram fell in f. Canterbury, and Right Rev. ton- in the cal-sc which British peo-1 Arthur F. 'Ingram Bishop of plcs consider just and righteous. The; don, and their assistants, conducted chief ceremony was with tiie hymn, "Through the Night of Darkest flour" and the National Anthem. A notable feature of the gathering was the presence of a great number of wounded soldiers and sailors who were given the preference of seats at, j the King's request. His Majesty wore the khaki uniform oi a slalt officer. I 'Petrograd, Aug. posi- tion at Warsaw is unchanged. Actions north and south of the city are proceeding successfully for the Russians, who are stub- bornly holding back the enemy while their own main body con- tinues to retire in proper order. Russians Successful Patriotic meetings were held every- where throughout the afternoon l-r> the intention of the government to keen the wounded men m convalescent hospitals under milltarv regulations until 'they are passed upon bv the pension boaid and- the Toronto lady who with Miss Plummet comprises the Fkl.d Comforts Commission for the distri- bution of comforts from home to the soldiers in. the field. Just as she is, actually a connect- ing link between those at home and those in the field so far as supplies of comforts is concerned, so this morning she appeared as a connecting link between the boys who are fight- ing the empire's battles and those here who watch and pray for their safe return. Touched as they never have been touched before were those who heard Miss Arnoldi this morning, in her stories of the sufferings of the boys at the front and the glories they have won. Ttl.d as only a woman could tell it, with all the deep sym- pathetic feeling of one who has..wit- nessed some of the' horrors of the war, Miss talk touched the hearts of all her hearers, as she spoke of the cheerfulness of i the Can- adian boys in the face of the hard- ships, and of death, their sufferings, their homesickness, their bravery and the glory -they have won on the field. A noble woman is Joan Arnoldi and a noble work she is engaged in. To those who regarded her stalely figure this morning, her comely dig- nity accentuated by the trim blue uniform she wore, must have come the impression that just such a flg- ure must another Joan have been in historic days, led the forces of France out of ihe darkness of defeat into the light of victory. Miss Arnoldi told of the" wonderful work which had'been-accomplished by Miss Plummet and herself in organ- izing the field comforts: commission, which is now a recognized unit of the field forces in England and which has got the work down to such a basis now that very little of .the comforts sent from home to the boys in the field miss their destination. Glory of Canadians She told also of the grcati- glory the Canadians had won at Ypres, and the audience thrilled to ihe story of how England had opened its heart to the Canadians after that great vic- tory, how officers stood.and saluted wounded soldiers who bore 'the Cana- dian emblem. A very touching climax to the ad- dress was the presentation, to Miss of two immense hoqucts of flowers by. Mrs. De Vebcr and Mrs. Downer, at which she flushed with pleasure and remarked with feeling that she had never 'seen anything so beautiful. Mayor Haidie presided and in his gallant manned at the close o! the meeting presented the' great apprtcia- tion of the audience to Miss Arnoldi. STAMBOUL BRIDGE IS BLOWN UP London, Aug. Times' Mytl- lene correspondent reports tliat important iron bridge connecting Gal- ata with Stamboul, which was opened n has been blown up by sub- (Continued on Page 100 MORE ELEVATORS PLANNED FOR ALBERTA .Calgary, Alta., Aug. West- ern Canada Flour .Mills Co. will build from 50 to 100 elevators in Alberta this year to meet growing needs. E. T. Chritcbley of the Crown Lumber Co., after an automobile trip through Al- berta, predicted the biggest crop the province has ever known. Cedar Rapids, la., Aug. lone bandit held up and robbed the Cedar Rapids National Bank early today. He is said to bave made his escape with Lee Perrin, teller in the insti- tution was discovered bound and gagged an hour later. Britain Refuses Demand of U.S. Washington, Aug. The state de- partment ollicials today were prepar- ing the answer which the United States will -make to Great Britain's brought from France. Germans, ever, mil, defeat in this section. The battle for the crossing of the Narew near Novogorod has not yet even be- gun. This official statement then relates to the Russian success near the mouth of the Skrwa. The Germans brought up further but all their efforts to make progress in this section failed. They are at present endeavoring to break through; northeast of Ostrolenka. Cermaii losses are described as "severe" in one case .and "very, heavy" in another, while the losses of the Russians also down as "very heavy." Officially Announce Evacuation Betlil'. by wireless to Sayville, Aug., news agency today saya the Russian legation at the Hague, Netherlands, has officially announced the evacuation of Warsaw, because of lack of ammunitions. Bridges over the Vistula river, the same .advices say, have been ordered blown up. GRANT HALL HAS NO STATEMENT YET RE NEW FOREMOST LINE Inspects Line by Make Recommends ations-rPays Great Tribute to Farmers of New Empire in SoutheasFGorner of Alberta replies to the latest American rcprc- sentations against- interference with phr.isc- applied to "An empire in the is the the vast new her notes, published today, refuses to j ,Tarij accept contention that within the law. Great Britain, it is The German note regarding the sink- at seven o'clock in" ci ihe American ship William P.' vale car Frye prob.ily will he given out late' today -for publication tomorrow morning. PAYS TRIBUTE TO FERNIE DOCTOR Dr. CORSAN Of Fernie, who is serving as medical officer with the 107th Regiment, with the rank of lieutenant. He has two sons on active service: Thomas Cor- san is in an English hospital with his left leg paralyzed from a shot through the knee; Kenneth Corsan is with the 54th -Battalion at Vernoll, BEAVERS DESTROY -TREES Calgary, Alta., Aug. beav- ers'have started to build'a dam on Elbow river, 'in the heart of the city. They will be driven away, as they are cutting down valuable trees. iwn Loses Highly Respected Physician Who Hears His Country's Call Fernie, B.C., Aug. to the short speech of W. R. Wilson, manager of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., when he proposed the toast, "The Army and at the farewell banquet given to Dr. Bonnell on the eve of his departure from Fernie to join No. 5 Base Hos- pital, Oversees Service, which has been by the .Medical Asso- ciation of British Columbia, and which is to leave for active service at the front in a few days, under command of Dr. Hart, ranking as lieutenant-colonel, was so remarkable in its expression of the causes which led the Doctor and a'il- others who have gone" before, as volunteers, that it is worthy oi1 a place in the records of the local annals of the great strug- gle which has raged the past year. When called upon by Master of Ceremonies, Mr. A. I. Fisher, to pro- pose the toast, "Tile Army and Mr. Wilson rose, and under extremely intensive emotion, said: "Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: It- is with extreme feelings that I rise to propose the toast to 'the Army and under such peculiar circum- stances, and with so shor tnotice of what was expected 'of me .upon this Occasion. "I know nothing of .either of these jraiichcs of his Majesty's service, neutral commerce. Great Britain in I stretch of country lying to the east- I ward of 'Foremost by Grant Hall, second vice-president and manager of ,-catern lines of the C.'P.B., who has that part of Alberta for the first Wllmlll Ulll- t-imu [Jtui u. declared, will continue to apply or-] time in an automobile and tram tttp ders-in-council but with every ettort' he completed last night. to avoid embarrassment to neutrals. Mr. Hall, who reached Letlihridge cinL-_ :1 f. SCVCIl o'clock last lllgflt, hlS PH- "Manitoba" being attached to the Foremost accommodation, made the trip for the purpose of in- specting the grade of the new Wey- burn-Lctlihridgc branch, east of Fore- for the purpose of 'sizing up the situation and making recommen- dations to head office regarding the advisability of extending give tha farmers lacihtics for the marketing of their grain this fall. AVith Mr. Hall G.. Sullivan, chief engineer, T. S. Acheson, grain commissioner of the railway- com- pany, and A. B. Trautman, publicity commissioner. They were met at Foremost by Gen. Supt. Cameron, of Calgary, and Supt Walker, of Letli- briuge.' Mr. Hall, when seen b> the Herald representative last evening, was absolutely non-committal as. to what his recommendations would be regarding the new line. He said it would be impossible for him to make any statement at the present time. He will forward his recommendations to head -office. After that ill come the announcement of the company's intentions, and it will he awaited with interest by the farmers down through the new country who are anxiously hoping for facilities which, will enable them to properly market the big crops they cipect. Lonfl Auto Trip' Mr. Hall and his party left their private car at Se.vea Persons on Mon- day morning, and time un- til they reached the station at Foremost, they travelled 166 miles by auto. The private car was brought .around by Lethbridge and party up at Foremost yesterday, bringing them into the city, frprn whence Mr. Hall left last night di- rect for Winnipeg. On Monday night the party stopped at the farm home of Phil .O'Hara, and Mr.. spoka with great-pleasure of his visit with, that family. It is the-first time that Mr. Hall has set eyes on that great stretch country which is to be tributary to the uncompleted portion Of'the branch line. Sitting on the observa- tion platform of his car last evening, tanned to a beautiful brown by 'this sun and drinking, in the cold ait of the evening after his hot two -days1 ride over the prairies, Mr.- Hall spoke with enthusiasm of the new1 empire he had seen. With the vision of One who sees things in a big, broad way, he forecasted a wonderful future for the countn, admitting an entirely conception of the possibilities ol that' corner of Alberta._____________ (Continued on Page Four) (Continued on Page MARKETS Oath wheat October .whent Octobir oati 131 106% 42% low'. WEATHER r and warm. Chinook Co. Loses General Manager J. C. Reid, who has neen general manager of the Chinook. Coal Co. since its inception, will retuc from that position en October J, to return to Oklahoma to undertake, the direc- tion of some of the largest coal mill-: ing concerns in that and also open up a propeiti lie be i located at McAllister, tho centre of the Oklahoma coal field Mr Itcid is recognized one of the best mining men in the cyuntrj and it on af- count of the high reputation he- held in Oklahoma that he was brought to Alberta to manage the Chinook-Coal. Dr Of fcernie is going to with the Armv Medical. Corps. Ho is an old-timer in this country, hav; west to Lethbridge, in 1S9S. time of the construction .of the Crow's Nest line. settled in'y.'rnie, where he has remained 'ever cupying ver> public affairs WILL GET BESI Co. and he is returning to the Slal-'i for hu, The public jschool board have wired advertisements to the Totobto 'pa- pers and other eastern publications for the position of principal of the Lethbridge high school, which has the denidnd services., The Chinook property is one of the best equipped on the tn of J position for the past four rears. "It is, the intention of the the wise management of Mr lieid It1 said Chairman Mctvillop, 'Ho get, is understood that the company best possible man we can g come the benefit of his spruces i the money have to offer we at the in an advisory capacitv after he tliat we have lost a very able mar prominent position in He has been mention- ed-as candidate in East. Kootenay for .the House of Commons, _ leaves here. The loath to lose him company- is very Mr. R-Rid during his residence has made many warm who w.l.l tegrst that the city is to loss him. In mining circles tin had al- so won many friends and theie will he general regret at his removal [torn the district. He was vice-pteiident of the Coal Mr Hodgson and we feel alio we owe it to the, public o! Letbbtk that we engage the best man obtit able in his place" It has not yet been decided by minister ot education jiut where fur. Hodgson, who is now a provincial specter, will most cattam that tMiA no louget he in ;