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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta aibffetald VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1915 NUMBER 204 Position of the Retiring Russians Still Menaced By Teuton Forces Berlin, Aurj. German War Office announced today the occupation of the fortress of Ben- j ami now, which lies to the east of Nova Georgfevsis, the Russian stronghold on the Vistula, north- west of Warsaw. London, Auo. yet there is no proof that the Germans have-withdrawn, or are preparing to withdraw any considerable pro- portion of their forces from the eastern front. On the contrary, the offensive which led to the fall of Warsaw has not been re- laxed, and the position of the re- tiring Russians still is perilous. Partial dismantling of Vilna, preparatory to evacuation, as re- ported from Petrograd.. is some- what puzzling to British com- mentators, inasmuch as the Rus- sians assert they have repulsed Germin attacks around the fort- ress of Kbvno, which Is sixty miles northwest of Vilna. AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY .Melbourne, Aug. discovery of a specific for ccrebro spinal meningitis was announced today by Dr. Rich- urd director of the bac- teriologica'i laboratory of the University of Melbourne. Dr. Bull s'.p.tetl that eucalyptus would destroy the 'germ. Milk River Man Has Fall Wheat Already Shocked Jlfik River, Aug. vesting will be general in this dis- trict about the end of .this week. Sev- eral in this and in the Jlasln- asm district started cutting several days ago. All the crops-are looking very fine. Lewis Brown of Al'ler- ston started to c.ut a field of oats last Saturday. I. L. Mlfis 'of Masinasin has a big field of winter wheat al- ready cut and shocked. The crops in 1-10 are looking very fine, a'iso, though irliUIu later than those in this vicinity. 10 TO LEI UP New Aug. representatives of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Guatemala and Ur- uguay, and- Secretary Lansing met here today to" act identically in a plan has for its aim the restoration of neace in Mexico. An appeal to Mexicans of all factions to subor- dinate personal and selfish, interests to the national .welfare of Mexico, has heen Both'President Wil- Eon r.nd Secretary .Limsing have giv- en it their approval, and after today's conference on" details oC phraseology and the length of time in which it should be indicated that replies will be honed .for, the'communication will be 'Mexico to leaders and officials, civil and mili- tary. Fernie; B.C., Aug. to The meeting was held in the city ball last night-to.appoint committees'- and arrange details for a smoker that is to be given the Ital- ian reservists, sixty in number, .who are to leave for Italy on the evening of the 19th. Tlie proceeds of the smoker are to be donated to the boys of the party for sustenance during the long trip to New Fork, where they wi'il be plac- ed under pay and rations when they board the steamer which carries them across the Atlantic. They are sure of a hearty send-off by all Fernie, regardless of national- ity. This is only the first squad to leave; there are many more reserv- ists in the district to follow. Belgian Woman Escapes From Germans To Return To Reside in Lethbridge wormed her through 'He took a long list of names of his the. German lines by divers aubleties and deceptions practiced on her be- Partv to H- German official who awav half by a kindly Catholic priest of Mrs. Haytens, a native Bei- Detroit, irian woman, in the middle of the list was the name of Mrs. Hayten.. The German a cursorv glance at thc gavc nan woman, hut'for. several years re-j list, being assured by the priest that sident of Lethbridge, succeeded in es- they were Americans, and placed the caring several weeks ago to Holl-j stamp of his approval thereon. This mimib a ij-y she started the party on their way, but POPULAR GERMAN POSTCARD "iron) which neutral count itooii passage on a Dutch ship for America She reached Lethbridge ou ihecarlv morning.train Tuesday, aim will not return to Belgium until the war is over. Mrs Haytens is not a refugee... She leaves behind her Bel- gium a lias come----- after her business interests little Belgian cafe opposite .pot which she and her husband wore r -r. tbeir basis oi for-it Picture is of a postcard common in Germany showing thp torpedo striking Ihn to delight in keeping before them the horrible results of their dastardly means of warfare. The Germans seem London, Aug. Grand Duke, of Mecklenburg, according to the Ath- ens correspondent of the Star, has been appointed commander-in-chief of thi- Turkish forces in the Dardanelles, succeeding Field Marshal Liman Von Sanders. Retlaw Case is Aired in Court The echoes J.uiy 21 have not en- tirely died away yet. At Court this morning, Elijah L. Pilling was fined ?20.00 and costs for an as- sault on the person of Thomas Greg- sou at the polling hooth at Retfaw on July 21. Gregaon was a scrutineer at the booth, and- while he was attending to his duties Pilling came un invit- ed him to come with him behind an empty schoolhouse, where he wished to say a few words with him. Upon arriving at a secluded spot, Filling- proceeded to investigate the where- fore of certain reports that he c'iaim- ed had been circulated about him by Gregson. The argument became more concrete than more words could make it. Gregson laid a charge of assault against Pilling. C. F. P. Conyheare prosecuted and P.. A. Smith was counsel for the de- fendant. Pilling.pleaded guilty, but claimed that he was justified. He paid the fine. Expert Reports on 'Peg Caissons Winnipeg, Man., Aug. roy- al commission, which has been in- vestigating the parliament buildings, held a short session this morning "to receive the report of John Woodman, made yesterday. Mr. Wood- man, who was appointed by the com; mission to report ou the work .done there were many thrilling moments before thev found themselves safely. thou_B across the border into Holland. They "n t were allowed to take-no papers of At Essen, on on the buildings, stated in evidence todar that the concrete in the cais- sons varied in its carrying capacity from 483 to 425S pounds per square inch. He did not favor anything be- 3000 pounds. Although all the caissons did not go down to rock, he did not anticipate any serious results. they had found one slight crack in the foundation. any kind with them. the border, they were stopped by, a big German officers, with lots' o! gold husband and familv, and she lace, who looked very fierce, and Mrs. c ov "toTethbrid'ge to look Hayten thought it was all over. The i-u.....__D_. thei tune" in and which has'been leased for the past year or two by Chinamen. Mrs. Hayteris thrilling islic of Europeans. Not the least of her thrilling stories ..is that of how lhat is her native home, how she i auielly but not without many a I twiil leap oi the heart, at imminent the i fierce-looking officer sized them up, thc do-1 and there was ten minutes of hor- rible suspense belnre he decided that '.he party was all right, their pass- ;d allowed them pei Oe; icril, slipped irman guard] pas lain ist the of, Oeccc-lookiDg the trontier with the aid of her guide, thc Yankee priest The priest- suc- ceeded in her alcm; with a big of refugee and children ou' of thc and over to Am- by meins of passports secured on the ground the people were harmless 01 the United HUtes ijtuininji to owii land. to go on. Even then their troubles were not over. The ship which carried them had no sooner left port, than it was stopped by a British cruiser and held up hours on the English coast until the ship's papers 'Were sent ashore and passed upon by the authorities. "All that night, as we came down says Mrs. Ha} ten, "but we didn't know what it was about." Mrs. Haytens is glad to be. back in Lethbridge'. "Why are you not. going she.was asked. "Too danger- she replied, with a shrug of her shoulders'. "Dad enough coming out, but worse going back. They., may think you carry ammunition, arc h'lown up." "My, I wonder what the Germing back there In Belgium would say if thev knew they had, .let ,a'- Canadian (Continued on SERIOUSLY WOUNDED London, Aug. Percy Archer Clyde, a member of parlia- ment, for the Ross division of Here- fordshire, has been serious'iy wound- ed in Flanders by the explosion of_a German mine. Land New Troops at Strategic Point on Gallipoli to 1 be Forced Rapidly Now London, Aug. of the imperative Importance; to the Allies of forcing the Darda- nelles, as the shortest road to re- trieving the Russian reverses, and regaining the initiative, now in the hands of Germany, is de- monstrated amply by the sudden landing of British forces in the vicinity of Karachaii. on the north of the Gulf of Saroc, and the resumption of the offensive both at the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula, and north of Gaba Tepe. The Australians and New Zea- landers recently have been strengthened in their positions at Gab.i Tepe. The new landing place on the Gulf of Saros, being on the flank and rear of the Bulair lines, If de- veloped, would menace the strong Turkish defences across the neck of the peninsula. Coming at this time1 whan there is so much discussion as to whether Germany will attempt to crush Servia, preparatory te Unk- ing forces with Turkey by way of' Bulgaria, these at the Dardanelles assume a spe- cial importance. Alleged Rustler is on Trial- Indians Held on Charge of Burgiai'y iSteamship Owners Will Face Manslaughter Charge London, Aug. 11. The British steadier Rosalie, of tons net j which sailed from Shields on August 10 for San Francisco, Calif., has been ueacheiK Her crew was saved. The Russian barque Baltzer 343 tons gross lias been sunk. A small boat in which the captain and seven men lias readied land .safely. The BalUcr, was was Uifii reported Chicago Mie 11. Indictments Davis, assistant treasurer, Parry PC- charging and crimin.. carelessness were returned befote i at eacn for conK ;e Kersten in the criminal court, panj. officials, and each for Macleod, Alta., Aug. First, a Blood -Indian, found guilty last week of Iteming a horse, the- _ .......__...... __ _____ property of. ;Cccil Tallow, another i jmu, 15 from for Cork. Blood appeared before his j__________________ Honor in the District: for sentence, and was j given one year's imprisonment in the provincial jail at Lethbridge. sentfitfce was passed, Colin Macleod made plea foi- len- iency for the 'prisoner, pointing out that-the'Indian "could" not survive the effects of long' confinement. In" passing sentence, his Honor clearly intimated that had accused heen a white man, he would have I today in connection with the East- land" disaster. The captain, Engineer owned "m !ind foUL of thc St" Joscph having sailed i Steamship company, owners of the for the Front Camp Hughes, Aug. tions have been received from Ottawa for the dispatch of further reinforce- ments. Two hundred and fifty will passed a much heavier sentence as the crime was a common and serious one, but tils disposition of the Indian was, such that he could not survive a very long sentence, although they should receive adequate punishment for their crime. His Honor, however, added that recommendation would be sent to tlie commissioners of the jail that accused be regularly and frequently examined by a doctor and it the least sign of disease was no- ticed, that the necessary "taps be taken to prevent loss of life. Verne Currenee on Trial Verne Currenee, the alleged cattle led the Mounted Police a chase before his capture at Noble two weeks ago, was brought up for hearing .before Judge Jackson, and elected for a speedy trial. He plaad- .ed not guilty, and was re til" Monday next. He is defei Colin Macleod. Charged With. Burglary On the aerious charge of breaking into the Roman Catholic mission at Standoff, on the night of July 26, two r be drawn from each infantry battal- j ion, and fifty from mounted rifle reg- I iments, with the usual proportion of officers. This order will apply to all mobilized units. A similar draft of reinforcements will be dispatched monthly. No definite date has been set for the first draft, but the men have been selected, and are holding themselves in readiness. Bank Robbers Hold Citizens at Bay nded un at ba5' oarl" tod Fndcd by I companions' blew the cnaed o> MaplC! ban youthful Blood Indians, Peter Rab- bit Tail and Peter Black Rabbit, came before Judge Jackson for elec- tion Both elected for speedy trial, and the hearing was fixed for Mon- day morning next. Allies Landed Three Divisions Aug. Pasha, the Turkish minister of war, declared, today that according to his 'linformatlon the Entente Allies, in their latest operations at the Darda- nelles, had landed three divisions of troops, comprising about men. The .losses among them, he asserted, already had been very heavy. Mavle Hill, Kas., Aug. Sever- I robbers held more than 100 citi- zens at b'ay early today while their .....e vault of the lank and escaped with It'is believed there were seven men- in the band. The first ex- plosion in the bank, aroused citizens of thc town, many of whom came into the streets half: clad. They were met. by armed men, who forced them into the shadows of adjoining build- ings until six .charges: of the ex- plosive had been fired. When the vault had been blown op- en the men. inside the bank building signalled and the band disappeared in a heavy, fog which prevailed. Germans Have New Invention boat, arc named as follows George L. Arnold, president of tlie company, II. Hull, W. L. j ._ _ Steel, secretary-treasurer, Ray W. a joint indictment. I'ed'ersen and [Orickson. The two last named are charged with criminal carelessness, and the officials with manslaughter. Separate hills were returned against the captain and the engineer, while the lour officials.were named in Canada's Generosity Would Soon Overcome Germans Ottawa the ecneros- From coast to coast was remarkable. 1 b' This morning came from Prince Rupert. It is impossible- yet ity oE'the Canadian people.ragardini machine guns could terminate this war it would come to 'a speedy con- said Senator Loiigheed, acl- iiie minister of militia, today. He said the offers of machine guns com- ing from all parts of the country to give, an approximate estimate oi of money which has been raised. Various municipalities and public bodies have collected money, and. not yet reported, f9r instance, there is at Hamilton. -London, Aug. 10, p.m. Sir John French, coniniander-ih-chiet of the British (orcrs in France and Bel- gium, in a report given, out today by thc official press bureau says the British troops have slightly with- drawn from their line south of Hooge, near Ypres, but have consoli- dated the village of Hooge. The re- port of Field Marshal French fol- lows "Northwest of Hooge and in the ruins oi (he village itself we have consolidated the ground gained yes- ________ terday, repulsing cnc weak infantry' I attack during the night. Yesterday Dresden 'Vug 11 scien- there was no heavy lighting, biit there lists have discovered a method of i was a violent artillery engagement; raakins print paper without celluloie. as a result of which all the trenches it is alleged that' tests have proved in the open ground south orHooge this new'method heller than the old: oceanic untenable by either side, and and it'wiU'chcapen prices and make we have now slightly withdrawn the Washington, D.C., Aug. General Carranza, through his. Washington agents, today notified Secretary Lansing that "the Mex- ican people view with displeasure" any attempt tending to frustrate the success of Carra.nza's armed forces. Carranza's message re- ferred to the Pan-American e'on- ferenee and was taken as plainly., signifying he would not agree with Its action toward Mexican affairs.. Washington, Aug.'11. American warships were steaming at full for Vcra Cruz, presumably under pr; decs from President'Wilson to Germany independent'of foreign coun-! position of our line which lays south tries (of: this article.' of the village. I makes no material difference j to our position. lulal number of prisoners captured by us yesterday .was 150r" Heaviest Sines Yprts i Amsterdam, Aug. heaviest i lighting since the battle of Ypres last spring is now in progress i in Flanders. The roar of big is.-.a and New Hamshire sailed from' guns en the Ypres-Dixmude line has liight. They will; been incessant since Sunday and urgent appeal from Commander Me-! reinforce the licet of American gun-: Here has been a steadv stream ol Namee senior American naval officer hioals in Mexican Officials German wounded through In It at the battleships Louis-1 continued their reticence today con- Ghent and Bruges. V great number I corning the dispatch ol the war- of the wounded Geimans Wire taken ships. It- was feared that it it be- to Antwerp, came known in advance that the war Fallowing A severe bombardment, U.S. FLEET ANSWERS URGENT CALL, STEAMS TOP SPEED FOR VERACRUZ tect foreign interests which have been endangered there. RespondinR to an last night. They will MARKETS October wheat........ December oats October barley......... 41 60 High Li WEATHER Fine and warm. vessels, were oh their way to Vera the Germans tried to aHick all along Cruz it might'increase thc tensity of; thc line, but the fire of the British thc situation there. Ollicials cndeav- i French and Belgian guns out the orcd to malic it plain, however, that tonic efforts short. the movement was.purely a'lireeau-; Following the capture of .tionary step and had no bearing j yards of trenches bv the British, in con-, vicinity 01 Hooge, east ol Ypres th! whatever uponi the Pal ferenee wjirch New York i Germans tried to rsgaiij to comploU plans [or ending! their lost ground, ihc Mexican revolution. fumes and artillery HIIEN AFFAIR Washington, Aug. Au- guste, at the hean of 200 troops, at- tacked at. Marc last Saturday and was repulsed by a Haytien committee of safety. Admiral Capcrton re-, ported today that General Augusts and four of his followers killed. Admiral Caperton reported uneasi- ness around fort Au Prince and. Cape Haytion, that may cause troUr hlci German Attack in France Stopped Paris, Aug 11 he French war office today gave out the fi.flowing report on the progress of hostilities "In the Artms diitrict there ivas spirited cannonading last night and close to Souchcs a German attack; with bombs "From thc Vrgonne there has been reported a Molent bombardment on our positions east from Vienne Le Chateau to Bmarullc On the re- mainder of the front the night cd'quietly. Premier Borden Has Busy Time Montreal Aug. rcticenje about the.date-of Pnifr ier Borden's return, thc QazttU Lon- don correspondent cabled, up! torn that his Msit will come to an ad within 10 days The deraaidt both public and private, on time have in no wav rJimtniihed. De- putations and perioul ctlwri coa- tifiue to call upon bun In (act, cer- tain provincial sp far failed to obtain an appoiat- ment ;