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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VHI. indications That New Ally Ready to Fight in Dardanelles Russians Burn Towns Be- hind Them in Geri- .eral Retreat Paris, Aug from the Dar- ihdicales that Italy is about -to join in tlie effort to force the pas- sage to Constantinople. An Italian officer has arrived at the headquarters of the British lixpe- ditlonary fores In the Mediterranean, with orders to "concert measures of co-operation with the FJritlsh and French of an Italian force, naval and military, In operations against T.urk- Tension Grows Rome, Aug. tension be- tween Italy and Turkey is declared here to be becoming daily more acute. Italy is said to have asked for cate- gorical explanations concerning Tur- key's alleged refusal to withdraw her troops from the Cyrenaica district in Tripoli, and Turkey is pursuing what is described .as her usual policy of procrastination. In official circles here the feeling IB held that hostilities on the part of Italy niay commence at any moment, as Italy's 'last note to Turkey was a'imost of the character of an ulti- matum. Two hundred and fifty thousand men in the provinces of Bnri, Foggi, and Lecei-Sre said to be prepared to sail from Brlndiai on short notice. Berlin, Aug. army headquarters today gave out ;i re- port on hostilities, which reads as follows: 'To the northeast of Novo Alexan- dria the enemy has been driven from his positions by AUBtro-Hungarian troops. German forces have broken through the line from Novo Georsiesk and advanced in the direction of the Narew River." Towns in Flames Petrograd, Aug. 6, via fetter from Warsaw, dated Tuesday, August 3, received here today, says the towns of Jirardoff, Groitzi and Blonic were all In flames when the Germans readied them. The invaders are said to have been forced to fight fire so persistently in the advance to the Vistula river that Teutonic armies were preceded by detachments of military firemen. LYNCH NEGRO Trilby, Pla., Aug. mob at lacked'the jail at Dade City late last night, overpowered the jailer' and lynched Will Leach, negro, charged with attacking a white girl. SIR JAMES AIK1NS Who gii.e up his seat in the Dominion House to lead the .Manitoba Conser- vatives. Sir .lames is a candidate In the elections today in tho riding of Brandon. MANITOBA RESULTS BULLETINED TONIGHT Tne _._ i-.r. results of the eloc- tlon toninht lij'-front of the of- floe, as they fare received by special should start coming If by six o'clock. ENEMY NOW OCCUPYING IVANGORED Vienna, Aun. occupa- tion of Ivannorod yesterday by Austro-Gerrnan forces is announc- ed in an official telegram from the front. The evacuation of Ivangorod was admitted last niriht by Pet- rograd in an official statement. PREMIER MORRIS US FALL IS Kaiser Prepares for Triumphant Entry into of Sea Port is Falls No Dividends This For H.B.Co. Shareholders London, .the annual Skinner 'prc- ready existed. Criticizing the ac- T ondon ii. AU .me awuitti meet ing-of" the. Hudson's. Bay com- counts, said thev had shown trad- ing and upvith lands, When tlie switch engine ot the C. P H., shunting in the yards at the frciehl sheds on Thirteenth street last night about 8 o'clock, took a flying shunt onto three cars standing at I'nd ol the spur track jutting onto Thirteenth street, suc-a was the force oi the shunt that threei cars, one of them loaded, were shot! across the street car tracks to the opposite side oi the street, hitting! tlie curb oi tlie walk, and narrowly missing a group oi children sitting on the walk in Iront oi the residence of John Scott. The fact that the foremost freight car struck the curb and glanced on .onto Second avenue, was all that saved the children- irom death and the verandah on Mr. Scott's house from1 demolition. The section crew were several hours getting the cars FORECAST A VICTORY FOR NORRISGOVT. Winnipeg, Man., Aug. With ideal veather and perfect roads throughout the province of Manitoba, conditions for getting out the vote today could not be better. The voters in Winni- peg proper, while considerably fewer that at the last provincial elections are showing laxity in getting to the polls. At Brandon ana Selkirk 50 per cent of the vote is said to have been cast up to 12 o'clock. Soldiers Vote A feature of the voting in Winni- peg was the arrival of two long trains from Camp Hughes, bringing over 1200 khaki clad soldiers to vote. The concensus of opinion here is Petrograd. Aug. via Who is leading the Liheral forces in] Ten thousand persons have been leav he general election in Manitoba to ing aiui uj" mnuu, siding'read -the' and if shop fur; trading Tiroved__a stated that in the unfavor- able results of the past year and un- certainty regarding the duration oi ceJ. Liiin v> the war and its interference with-the company's trade, the directors had reluctantly decided not to recommend a dividend on ordinaries. Sir Thomas said that at the outbreak of the war, coming as it did at a time w-hen Canada was suffering an acute finan- cial crisis, had tried all those within the Dominion to a much greater de- gree than it would" In this country. The diminished power of. the west had been acutely felt by the com- pany. At the same time they felt that the'Dominion was now .begin- ning on a much surer foundation than during the last four or five years. The country had been a large bor- rower for many years and the sud- den cutting oil" of loans was very acutely felt. Nevertheless, this very disability had the effect oi producing a wave of economy throughout the Dominion, which, although harm- ful from sales .shops 'side .oi their business, must ultimately .be to the advantage oi. all In the course of. the discussion a shareholder remarked that the com- pany had been going the pace had constructed palatial stores in places sparsely populated and had cndcavor- the Norris -government will he with a good working major- hack into tlie yards, and street ca'r traffic was blocked for some tune. The real cause of the accident loss- thc_ proceeds ot "the lands, "were j the absence of proper blocks at the the pot "to make up the Of the spur tracks which, i ends oi LUC deficiency. Another shareholder said] stead, slope down into the street, the company was making a 'mistake in trying to' run the stores from the English standpoint instead of catch- ing the Canadian spirit, but he be- lieved in the company and -if they would only he patient "until.they were through tile war he thought they had assets which would gladden their hearts. They were all in the." same boat, and he wondered, if during the war, the directors'would Hake halt- fees. Replying to the- discussion Leonard Cunlitic said the buildings erected were ot a permanent character and intended to give the company, a po- sition in a town and to provide against fire. _. The quest-ion was asked in reier- encc to the value of: furs sunk while being transported from Canada. The chairman said the amount was- 000, hut they were insured, so.there had been no loss to the company. The suggestion as to reducing di- rectors' fees ioiind little iavor, .one shareholder remarking tliat it was not British, particularly the directors must have had a large amount of work. The directors' report was then adopted. A lady asked if a dividem AMERICANS IN Port au Prince, Hayti, Aug. The American forces from the battle- ship Connecticut 'have occupied, with day. Warner, Alta., Aug. wheat cutting has started in this district, and is likely to he genera'i by Mon- day. This grain will produce a big yield, tho.ugn there is not a very heavy acreage in the district. J. W. Holroyd, farming five miles northeast of here, has bis fall wheat almost a'il cut, and the same is the case with his neighbor, C. JIcLeod. J. L. Gra- ham starts cutting today, and on Mon- day three or four other farmers ex- pect to start .the binder to work on the fail wheat. At Taber Taber, Alta., Aug. of fall wheat crops in this district are getting ready-to put the binder into the grain'on Monday or Tuesday. The tal'i -wheat is a magnificent stand and should yield heavily.... Riga, the Baltic capital, daily for week. Among the objects most carefully removed from the evacuat- ed territory are church bells, many of them often too to remove whole- with erecting 'special frame- work. In such cases bells are sawed into pieces. Fall imminent London, Aug. the great Russian fortresses of Warsaw and Ivangorod captured, and the fai'i ot" Riga, the- capital of the Baltic prov- inces, imminent, the Austro-German onslaught has reached its height in the east, and the next step will he the German Emneror's triumphant entry into the Polish capital. That event is likely soon to be followed by the-pro- nouncement of a united and semi-aut- onomous Poland, embracing not only the territory wrested from the Rus- sians, but the Austrian Crown land of Galicia. Still Hold Fortress Petrograd, via London, Aug. 6; ..ovo Georgievsk, nineteen miles northwest of Warsaw, still remains in Russian bunds today, notwith- standing tb.e evacuation of the Polish capital, according to information re- ceived by the Russian War Office. The fortress has been prepared for a siege, and it already is invested.. .It constitutes the on'iy fortified position on the Vistula River .in possession of the Russians. tha in. Petrograd, Aug. -news- papers today nrs unanimous in stat- ing ,that- Russia's determination to pursue the war to a victorious end has been- strengthened by the enforc- ed evacuation of Warsaw. The Rech says: "As long as the army" is intact, we can confidently snip uonneciicui. unvc -ir out striking a blow, the national fort, face the tinure. MACHINE GUNS .FOR 88th 6'ttawa, Ont., Three mach- ine guns were presented to the SSth "Royal: before .their depart- ure for active training. -One of these was donated by Mrs. E. C. Whitney, id two by Mr. E. C. WJlitney ml- is Heavily Fined for Liquor Selling presentation madei through the acting minister of militia to whom the cheques were sent. Stirring Days of Early Lethbridge are Recalled at Re-union on Historic Site Sweet memories of by-gone days hovered in the cool shades of the river flats at Botlerill's bottom, where, crowd" hall ability, as the close score indi- cates. The :followlng was the line- up of the teams: Lamb's Francis, P. Mor- ris r shprtock nillv Lamb Ed. Hig- 1C 1'clflimS tO UaVC nCKIl UIU illmi-vn IIS, V.- uiii. Jr of Lethbridge j tue site Of Lethbridge, was a promi- nbotham, J. Ibey, Dave Conn, K. D. _L__I an.- _ ri______ inii.n-inr, Onl. MimmnnB The old-timers were present in forcer and many were the figures oi early days' who appeared on the scene. Geo. Houk, the man who iar from the "maddeningj'claims to have been the fast man-o the pion 'athercd on the historic spot yestet nont ngure during the afternoon, and refcreed the baseball match. And there were many others. Four oi the the anniversary -ot they founded thirty years and live over again the scenes Johnston, Bob Nimmons. Gus' Gb-get-em's Gus first -five white women residents oi teams. JohrTKeen and Mrs. Ho'dder. Senator a" business which could I was likely before the war was over only he carried on in large centres to which the chairman replied that like London where a population al-1 they lived in hopes. "For one whole joyous afternoon the Veber, president of the old-tim- old-timcrs forgot the strenuous lifc-in! crSi looked -alter the arrangements, the city which has grown from the j assisted1 by Robert Sage, secretary, little prairie cuni they ..started in the whole affair was one to be London, Aug. British gov- ernment has decided ,to intern or de- port all German missionaries in In- dia, according to. the Times. Prominent Warner Lady Passes Away Mrs. William E. the wife of prominent farmer residing 13 miles Warner, died last Monday the Culler had not enjoyed morning, and. was buried from Evangelical church Wednesday Three Cariadian Hospital Units go to Dardanelles the lystoric site oi old Botlerill's house, .rolick- cd with their children in a good old- time picnic, or sat around in the shade and smoked the pipe of dreams and told stories of the stirring days, rollicking good lime was had ,jir------ indulged in the Montreal, Que., ..Aug. Canadian hospital units .been sent to the the Ga- zette's London correspondent tele- graphed to bis paper last night. No. 1 Stationary, in charge of. Col. McKee; No 2 Stationary in charge of -Col. Casgrain, and No. 6 Stationary in charge of Colonel Btherington. Alleged Rustlers Charged with stealing horses, four men were brought into the Mounted Police headquarters here this morn- ing from Magrath, where they were apprehended by .Police. Their names are: John 'Hovel, Henry Rasmussen, George Rasmussen, Thos. h health Cous'ins." 'james Meldrlim Was also elieved she would recov- brought in, charged with having a 'A lew days "before her- death, er ew -however, she grew worse and died of -heart failure on Monday. The. family is .well known ID .the Warner community, a large numhcr -of relatives residing here. All who the deceased .were hot friends. She waif a member of the M. I'-. Church at 1'ierson, la., from which place -the tamily had removed only about two years, ago. -T'10 funeral stray horse in his possession. The five men will probably have their pre- liminary hearing before Superintend- erit Pcnnefather this afternoon.. services were very largely attended Among Ihe friends who came from a distance to attend the funeral, servic- es were the father and a sister of Mr. Idaho, when the old-timer old-time dances, the Circassian cir- cle, the old quadrilles, and when the time came again to climb the hill and return to city life, after the dances_ long remembered. Almost before the picnickers had arrived at the grounds, the refresh- ment tents and the innumerable suu- plles had. been set up, and ice cream and lemonade were dispense from two booths. The ice.cream booth, op- eratid by must have minted money, from its busy apper. arice. More than fourteen gallons of 'he refreshing confection were sold. The first part of the afternoon was reurn o cy e and the baseball match, the men r of spent by the old-timers in getting re the old guard were so stiff that the; acquainted with each other. It'was hifl looked as big as a" them. SENATOR DEVEBER President, Old-Timerl' Association Neidig, Dubby .Hopkins, Tom. Fleetwood, Andrew Neidig, J. Wal'.wbrk, Mat Pet- ras, Cliff. McNabb, Tom McNab, Shorty Adams. Umpire: George Hank. To say that the play was sensa- tional would lie scarcely describing the marvellous' pitching, the dare- devil base-stealing, the wild throws, the bum decision's, and the general scraps, and other extraordinary fea- tures without number. George Houk, who has been' tlie "official umpire for the baseball games of tbiry years ot the .officiated, .and his de cisions went, albeit .not without wordy scraps between players. The old-timers have not lost the knack of" bitting the elusive sphere oid and ere the second innings was completed, one brand Sew- basebal had the .spots knocked off it. "no Causes of ,Fall The immediate causes of Ihe evac- lation of Warsaw, according to War Office, were: "The advances of the enemy great force on the roads toward Os- rov, Trom, Ostrokenka and Rosan on. mo one hand, and the presence oC arge forces of the enemy, who had broken across the Vistula River be- i Ivangorod and Warsaw at Mat- iietze." Fighting Back to Russia Meantime the Russian armies fighting their way backward toward Russian inflicting blows on the invaders whereever possible, try- ing to fend them oil. the railway run-, ning north and south in rdcr that the ends ot the German nippers may, not meet and in closing brini; disas- ter to the Russian army. The posi- tion ot tlie Brand Duke Nicholas is now a matter of solicitude as tha occupation of Warsaw is Don-id to ha a prelude to a greater purpose, that of enveloping the retreating ii-rces. Petrograd reports show the nrand Duke has retired to the ricnt hank- oi tlie Vistula botli at Warsaw end Ivangorod, destroying undoes ni. points and contesting the Onraon, advance across the river. Back of the retiring 'Muscovites is the vast morass of central Poland with few railways and primitive roads, making-virtually impossib e a, nnir.k movement ot guns and supplies, while back oi Warsaw, the only avail- able rallying point for the Russians is Brost-Livovsk. Thus the Russians are menaced by Gen. -Von Buelow a (Continued on Page 5V Cards Aug. blind pig business appears to bo a favorite pas- time of some .residents here, and in- jidentally a profitable and interest- ing sport for provincial detectives'. These active agents have just succeed- ed in landing "a prominent business man oi the town on two charges' ot selling liquor illegally, for. which .a total fine of 5550 and costs, was im- posed. Only a year'ago. this man had been convicted and heavily fined: This man, with two were taken in charfr; rather suddenly last evening, after some smart work by detectives who have on ii Jar a town recently as farm lahorers, and who by that means gained the evidence required to con-" vict the guilty ones. One of the men charged was allowed bail, the othera were locked up. The case came up this morning, and an adjournment was asked b.yi the counsel tor the defendants, who, however, afterwards changed thelE minds, and decided to1 plead guilty. Inspector McDonald of Macleod, tried the men, and inflicted the fine of and costs, on the chief defendant, while the others were allowed to go.. The inspector remarked that a third offense would bring the guilty man, imprisonment without the option ot a fine. The prosecution was .qonduot-. ed by Inspector Hodgins, of the vincial police. RAILWAY HEAD IS JAILED FOj? WRECK _ A Aug. came known here, today, that Edward J. Dlcksoh.. vjoe-prttl- dent of the International Rail- way Co., was arrested, at St. Catherines, Ont., in lion with the.wreck On July 27, of an International trolley car on Heights, which resulted in.the of 13 persons. Ho was released on bail. H real old-timers' reunion, for many iiad not seen ench other for years. The bars -of-conventionality were let down and the old-time" free and easy spirit prevailed. The welcome shade of the magnificent grove of cotton- woods which, line the river bank was utilized by the picnickers during the first hour, sitting in friendly groups along the. bank. The ladies were mustered together, and their picture taien by. J. -W. Waddell. Then the men, were "snapped once or more. With the energy characteristic of the o'id-timer the men proceeded to set up a baseball game. "Billy" Lamb and Gus being the; chief- instigators, were elected cap-1 they proceeded to pick up sides of considerable equality in base- MARKETS 1J2 October wheat............, 104% October oatt.......... (Continued oii Page WEATHER High Forecast: Fine and warm. ROBERT 'SAGE Ottawa. Ont., contratt for pairs o! boots of military pattern for Canada's troops, Lerday awarded by the purchasing commission to-a number of firms.. It is understood the price, .ranged .from to 54.00. Two Germans Killed in Riots in Mons Mines Havre, Aug. In :the: Mons gone on strike, according to reports .-received, here. A group of miners .collided with German soldiers, anjt a ser- ious riot followed, during two-Germans and mlnert were killed. Tlie Lethbridge 'high' school has cre-> ated a new .'record in the recent ex- aminations in "grades 11 and 12. Qf the score or- more oi students who went up ior their firsthand--second class certificates not. one failed, of them passing with 'good, percent- This is a record which has'never before been reached in Alberta, and the school board and members of the teaching staff are justly proud of it. Heavy Yield of Fall Wheat Looked For at Altorado Alberta, July 29 wheat here is the bast crop this year it has ever been with us Forty to fittv- bushels is a conservative gum at 'the yield It is now filled with. the grains almost like peas The bin- ders will begin about August 7th; .Spring wheat five feet high, and has'uncommonly long heads is a really remarkable is no well cultivated field thut doei: not look equal to from thirty .to fiity bushels Oats, narlei, and flax alU'givi promise ot the best jicld MU ;