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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Figures Plebiscite Bills Will Reach High Figure Edmonton, AHa., Aug. ten thousand cheques are being issued by J. D. Hunt, clerk of the executive council, who had charge of the prohi- bition plebiscite. Tile cheques will total between and Jlr. Hunt-expects to have every bi'il paid within two weeks. Accounts from twelve constituencies are now in the audit department. The lOltnonton bills are now going through. The cost of submitting to the peo. pie f. vote under the direct legisla- tion act is very heavy and the wis- dom becomes apparent of the clause in the act requiring a resonable per- centage of signatures !o a petition necessitating the submitting of the question involved to a vote of the peo. pic. It is estimated that at least ha'il a million dollars was expended in tile recent election. Latest Note to U. S. Does Not Change German Attitude Washington. Aug. The controversy between lue United Slates and Germany stih remained unsettled, with the publication of the latest German note, again justifying the course of Germany, and reiterat- in" a willingness to make reparation for l he William V- Frye incident. Replying to the last American re- presentations, Germany, in justifica- tion of the sinking .of the Fryc, ad- heres to her previous claim that the act was not In contravention of the Prussian-American treaty of lutorna- tiona'i law. JULY SHIP LOSSES London. Aug. The British Board of Trade, reports for .July shows that 02 British steamers and sailing craft were sunk by Germans during the month, with a 'loss of 63 lives, while four steamers and 19 lives were lost by mines. B. TRITE, FEKNIE, u. c The use of those beautiful grounds were donated yestcrdav 1200 for the Patriotic Fund of Furnie. by .Mr. Trite tor a huge garden party which realized Canada's Liberty is at Stake Peterborough, Ont., Aug. Sir Georne Foster was the chief speaker at a monster recruiting meeting, opening a ten-days' cam- paign, held here last night in the Armories. Nearly 5000 people at- tended. Durinn the day street cars, decorated, and with bands playing patriotic airs, stimulated enthusiasm. Canada's liberties are In peril, said Sir George, and it was for the Canadians to say whether they would use their lib- erty for fighting for it, or use it to shirk their manifest duty. Big Garden Party on Beautiful Grounds Attended by Hundreds Percy Clayton of llie First Canad Contingent, in a letter to Thomas Clayton, 1413 first avenue North Baicl lie sow. by the Lethbridge Her i.-.d of June 11, a report that he. had been killed. want to contradict tlmt ru nior, for at tb.r present time I am in ven- somi health, and so far have not received even :l scratch, which Is cer tainly fortunate, for .1 have been In sonic very but have man aged to come through is th: good news lie conveys. lie writes from "Somewhere in Bel on .Inly .8, and "We havt. heen in action .for the last two months and have been in the foremost posi lion for the last two weeks. Don't know how we will be here, as we ma- I'.a-ve word to more at'any time no. At present things seem fair- ,ly miiet, but one never knows when the concert will begin." Fcrnie, B.C.. Aug. to The first anniversary of the declaration of war now raging in Europe, will long be remembered by p.ll Ferule. The garden party given on the jrounds of the Trites residence here proved one of the most successful functions ever given in the the support given by the surrounding towns, Hosmer, Michel, Coleman arid Coa'l Creek, makes of it the .high wa- ter mark as a money getter for the Patriotic. Fund. Collect The amount collected totals a lit- ;e over S1200, making a total col- lected for the above funds a little (more than.-three thousand to date, I which makes un the deficit tlic funds. The claims for July, not yet paid, amount to which will still stand as a deficit, but the society are so elated over the success today that they are sure of getting aft they need as they grow in 'the good work. To Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Trites is due the I thanks of the whole district for mak: so grand a result. file beauu.al grounds were turned into a miniature Midway, Whiteway or Pike, by the numerous booths and stands, at which all kinds of refresh- ments and snorts were indulged in by the Hundreds, that keep- the grounds instantly, crowded. A parade, which formed at the north end of avenue at: 2.30 was, nerhans, the longest and most elaborate ever "seen on the streets. Three bands and a bua'ie corp furnish: ed the music, to which the procession marched. Herald Withdraws Cornforts Fund Yesterday the Herald announc- ed the starting ot a fund to pro- vide for comforts for the Canad- ian soldiers at the frcnt. Since making that announcement it has been found that part of the pro- ceeds of the I.O.D.E. flag day are to be devoted to this purpose. As' this flag day is to be held on September 4.. and as it is not de- sired to have any over-lapping, the proposed Herald fund has beerv withdrawn. Fate of City Now of Russians Being Threatened on Every Hand-Petrograd Ry. in Danger Department at Edmonton Dis- tributes Book Prepared by Jas. McCaig Berlin, by wireless to Tucker- ton, N.J., Aug. was taken this morning by German troops, according to official an- nouncement made at German headquarters. London Receives News London, Aug. news of the fall of Warsaw was received in Lon- don this afternoon in a message by wireless from Berlin. Fate Certain London, Aug. fall is considered in London to be so certain that its fate has ceased to be River Eckau cast of MiUu. This means thai the Germans are at a point -10 miles south ol Riga. The critical situation K: increased by the evacuation of city by non-military elements of tha population, the banks being the last! to leave. German cavalry forces arc scouring the country in such numbers ihat thfl the Warsaw-Pctrograd line always ia in danger of being cut. At Kupisch, 70 miles' west ot Dvinsk, heavy fighting is in P'fo- eress with the Russians resisting stubbornly, as the breaking of the pital turning movement of the the northward oi the Polish is exciting the concern oi the entente allies. It is feared by observers here that the evacuation oi Warsaw may j be too Sate to save the armies of the Grand Duke Nicholas from -a grave Edmonton, Aug. depart-1 disaster which 'would he inevitable if ment o! education has had prepared Marshal Von Hindcnburg should under its direction a new text-book j t astride of the Warsaw-Petrograd railway. In the north the Russians 111 SlUUUULiiiy, aa ..--------o a! defense here would mean the v most important Petrograd-Warsaw nmtVr whiirthrvast j DvTnsk, the most important 'he Germans to junction of the London, Aug. Bonar Law, secretary Jor the Colonies, speaking at Folkestone, -last night, said he believed that as a result of the war, the time would" come when the whole of the self-governing doiu-' iniuiis, in proportion to their popula- tion and resources, would take their part in the duties of governing the British Empire. It was already un- derstood-, he added, that when the time came .for peace negotiations, the Dominions would have their say in these negotiations. on agriculture. Hon. J. li. Boyle, cation, has announced that the gov- ernment will distribute free to the pupils of the public schools in the province the nest tcx' has been prepared by 3 lished by the Book Co. The need oi such a text-book has been felt for some time in the schools in t-hl-3 province. The program of studies requires an elementary course minister oi cdu- now a're defending the line of railroad. Desperate battles .still are prevail- ing along the Narew river with the Germans meeting a stone wall of Russian defense, except at a pome near Ostroienka. where they forded the river, captured several thousand prisoners and forced the Russians, back to the outer defences on -the northern Iront ot the fortress ot Lomza. studies requires an cicim-nuuy Ottawa, Aug. a. The in agriculture to be taught in every message was sent by Field Marshal public school, and the teacher up K. II. the Duke of Connaught the present time has been under a! governor-general of Canada, to Mis heavy handicap by reason of there be-: Majesty, the King, on the ammer- no text-hook published in Canada sary of the war 0 ,-or public "On the anniversary o! the declar- Two Drowned in Swollen Creek at Medicine Hat Medicine Hat, AHa.. peaceful and ouiet lit bute ree o ne Canada Affirms to of Enlpire uplim agriculture suitable school children. The preparation of this (Continued on Page AIRSHIP ARMED WITH CANNON Aug. 4 panes' officially Dr Thomas McLelland, President of Knox College, Cialesburg, 111., one of the oldest and best known colleges in the middle west, having been cs tablishert in is a visitor in- the city will! :liis son Bruce McLolland, who is fanning 1800 acres near Bar- 'l.rais Dr iMcLclland is a member of Vhc'Carncgie Board for the Advance- ment of Education. In speaking of the American attitude toward the war he said the country was solidly behind President Wilson, especially m the sentiments expressed in his last note. Several of the biggest Repub- lican newspapers in the country arc ivarmlv supporting his policy, which proves, says Dr. McLclland that in the present great issue political strife has been forgotten. Dr. JlcLelland himself who knows" President personally, is on the other side of politics, but declares that he is a warm supporter .of the president s. "lie is a wise he, said, "and he has all kinds of nerve, The Ameri- ci'n people jiavc confidence in him. j 'licBardin? the exporting ol lions of War to the allies, the Am--'" crican policy is, said'Dr. McLelland, lo OF ITALY, THE ANGEL OF MERCY Queen.Blna of Italy inspecting the Hed Cross Hospital-at Florence. She is the idol of her people owing to her ju caring for untiring efforts to aid the wounded soldiers. The armed to have anes oc bombarded a -train, and obliged a man flving machine to alight, are sup- posed to be the new flyers that have heen the subject of such mysterious but of which nothing has been known officially. Just what they are no one has any right to tell further than that they are more pow- erful than any of the preceding French machines, and are armed with a new cannon especially made for them, supposed to fire a sneil. Big Fleet of Armed Motor Boats to Patrol War Zone w-as undertaken by Mr. under with-the assistance ol a committee appointed by the min- ister, consisting of W. Q. Carpenter, B -V superintendent of schools, Ed- monton A..E. Howes, U.S.A., Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alberta, .Edmonton, and J. R. Tuck, M.' A., of the Camrose Nor- mal school staff. The new text book is splendidly il- lustrated and well suited for public schoolI purposes and for Alberta stu- dents. will cost a considerable amount of money to supply this lext- 4uz. j book free 'to all public school peaceful and ouiet little s'tream out I children' of the province hut Mr south- known as Peigan Creek, was, is of the opinion.. that good .the scene of a most distressing trag-j value will be obtained for the cxpcn, edy last evening, when Mary Kciran, diture in educational results. Th.s aged IS, and a-sister four years young- being an agricultural provmce a-_ er, v.-ore bo'h drowned whilst iiybath- Owing to the heavy rainfall this spring and summer, the creek is quite, deep in places, and it seems that the elder of the two sisters got beyond her depth. She .was unable to swim and as she strugglfd futilely in the water, her sister went to her aid. Unfortunately she could not swim, either, and both found a. wat- ery grave. Both young, girls, lived with their, widowed mother on a farm one mile south of RaachviMe post office, about forty miles .out of Medicine Hat. Their brother, Joseph, >also lived at home, but was'in. the citj dent occurred. ation of war 1 send in my own name t-ex-hook i and that of all loyal Canadians our. and t-iiuo ut an renewed expression oi loyal devotion to yourself and our determination to carry this war through till victory and 'lasting peace crowTi the efforts of our arms. Signed, Arthur." To this the following reply has been received "Buckingham Palace, August 1315 "It is a great pleasure to re- ceive from.you and the Canadian people, such an expression oi devo- tion and of loyai determination to bring this war to a successful con-: elusion as contained in your These sentiments were forcibly en- dorsed by Sir Robert Borden s elo- quent speech yesterday. Oeorge." beng an agrcuura pronc highly important that .this subject be will taught in all our public schools. RALPH CONNOR IN FIGHTING SPEECH Washington, -D.C, Aug. Britain's answer to the .German sub- marine warfare is almost ready. At least, it is one answer, and it is ex- pected to be an effective one. The so-called war zone about the British Isles, is to be constantly pat rolled by an enornlous fleet of -ex- tremely speedy motor, boals, each of which "wfil mount one 01 two quick ing guns. Within a fen months it expected that there will be sever- thousands of these sea wasps in Winnipeg, Man., Aug. C. W Gordon, chaplain of the 43rd.Bat- talion C E.F.. delivered a fighting ad- dress at-a meeting at the Industrial small size will make them a poor j bureau tonight, making a strong ap- mark for torpedo attack, even if it j peal .for-more and still more recruits, were worth whi'.e to launch a missile I A Canadian contribution of laO.OOO which costs on a chance of de- would be entirely insufficient, WON'T BE A Ottawa, Out., 3-CENT STAMP Aug. T. Chase Casgrain, postmaster-genera'., yesterday, gave reasons why it is not advisable that three-cent stamp should be issued instead of a two and a one-cent stamps now being is- sued, including the one-cent war stamp. He pointed out- that it would be necessary after having a three-cent stamp engraved to send several sets to Berne, Swizerland, to the interna- tional postal .union with the declara- tion that the stamp-is a valid stamp. Mr. Casgrain. also pointed out that if three-cent -stamps were issued to meet existing- temporary conditions, the issiie. wo'u'id have .to continue in circulation until exhausted, and diffi- culties would -be experienced in re- Crops in South Nearly Ready for the Harvesters W. J. Stokes, owner of the Alexan- der Hotel, and president of the Stokes-Stevens Oil Co, returned last night from a two days' trip to the grass district. Mr StoUes reports that the onerations on the" well have been tcmoorarfly stopped on account of boiler trouble. Work was sus- pended last Saturday, and will soon be resumed. The well is now down 1500 feet. Speaking of the crops, Mr. Stokes declared that the> were magnificent, and that he saw v some fall' wheat around Milk being cut "B looked like a forty-bushel, he said He declared that the difference in'the appearance and color of the wheat in was remarkable "If the wheat keeps on ripening as fast as it is doing at present, it will not bo ions before the crops m the districts I visited will all ready for the binder.1' he said. MOOSE JAW ABOLISHES CITY MAGISTRATE Moose Jaw, Sask, Aug city council last night passed a re- solution to the.effect that the office SlKoSmp. -1 neutrally toward. England. "The Un- said be, "and the last thuiK she-would do would be to break, her neutrality towards her. thirty to sixty miles an -tour Their Btiu.-Kin boat with other war expen- sive to build. Their great speed and ease of handling also will aid to make them almost invulnerable to attack by oth- er war craft. It is planned to guard the sea lanes with swiftty moving patrols of these armed. motor boats, and a number of them .will be sent out to meet and convoy incoming muni- tion ships and merchantmen.. Thoy .Will lie fitted with, .search- lights, arid onbe-a screen of them has been formed about a liner it is not thought that any submarine will be safe in poking its periscope above the .surface "of-the water within gunshot distance. he declared. Before this war wa over hundreds of thousands of Can- adians will have shouldered "the mus- ket, and have, like; the brave boys at St. Julion, maintained the traditions of their race. Total Losses in War to End of May, 14 Million niled bv the French war ministry are as MARKETS Oath wheat, No. 2 October wheat October oats 130 High WEATHER .ow.................... Fomttf. Fine and warm. France England Belgium Russia Germany Austria Turkey Nations Wounded Pritoners Total 90 000 TottUS ---i 'This table was prepared for publication early in June but because the French authorities feared the enormity of the figures haie hid a fcad moral effect on the people." London, 4ug 5 A significant plusc of the near eastern operatiosa which has passed almost unnotuM. is reiealeci m the announcement yon Petrograd of the destruction o! at, most MO Turkish craft in the Ssa by the Russian torpedo boat flo- tilla More than 800 of these were sailing ships which had bfen built to carry supplies from tolian coast Persistence oi the m building these shipJ, despite their continued destruction, is accepwa here as meaning that Constantinople is m desperate need ol supplies. f Investigate Charges Against Govt. Official Edmonton, Mberta, Vugusl 5 The charges againsj. W. Ross an official o! the departing ot edit- cation ci Alberta, preferred by C A. Ward of the Alberta School Supply, Company ot .Edmonton, will he in- vestigated by the department John D Hunt has been gazetted the com- missioner to conduct the inquiry. The chargfe, brought- m by MT, Ward are that Mr Alger, 1st, refm- cd to aliou the Alberta School Sup- ply Company to bid on school deben- tures 2nd, sold to one E A. BroTdi, secret acent of the Alberta Scbboti Supply Compunv, W r bonds, tor wnich he, Brown a commiesw? ,ol 3rd, received a ol on the sale of .school the town of Bowrley commission for irtbe jfcheaturcs of the tor- ;