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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LKTHHRIDGE..ALUEUTA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, NUMBER 205 British Papers Indignant Over the Attitude of Little States London, Aug! Balkan situation is featured by the morn- ing papers, both in their news columns and editorially. Serbia's unwillingness to cede territory claimed by Bulgaria, which will be necessary to ensure active co- operation by Bulgaria on the side cf the Allies, has had a discour- aging effect. "These little says the Graphic, "are more con- cerned with their own quarrels than with the gigantic struggle of the Allies. They' are so in- tent on quarreling that they re- fute to take joint action against a .common FRENCH GRAB PROPERTY OF WEALTHYHUN Paris, Aug. civil tribunal of the Seine has sequestcrated the property of the Gerniau millionaire Men Jellinck. This property consist- ing for tho most part of real estate in Paris and' the Kiviera, is worth about OCCUPYLUKOW London, Aug. rrtan forces pursuing the Russians who are retreating from the Warsaw salient, have occupied Lukow, according, .to an official announcement by' the German army headquarters staff today. Sambrow has also been captured, the statement adds. Patriotic Fund Needs Replenishing by the People of the Dominion Ottawa, Ont., Aug. -fund officials now look upon another j call upon the people of Canada for 1 is inscriptions as almost inevitable. I'Only the unexpected shortening of war will make this second great Appeal -unnecessary. AH Canada t-OTBcruitiing during the last two months :i3ias been brisk, more.so in Montreal, r.Tonmto.-arid 'the farge ,cities in the Ottawa is now paying out from its fund per month while contri- butions to the fund are coming steadily from every part of Canada. The income is not keeping level with the expenditures. During the month 'of -Jimd ''the expenditure for the first time exceeded the income and during July the expenditure has been con- siderably increased.J DARDANELLES SUCCESSES London, Aug. Allies are tenaciously and with con- jilderable success to open. the Dar- danelles, tbraugh wbich they hope to pour Into Russia much-needed jnunitions of war. Since Saturday jilght, when fresh British forces were landed on tne Gailipoli peninsula, there has -been a'imost continuous fighting on the1 Krlthla Road. la these operations Australians and New Zealanders in the "Anzac" reg- name taken from the initial letters of the words "Australia-New Zealand Army. co-oper- pted with new forces to the north. Following the iliccesses of the troops on the Krithia Road and those to the north of the "Anzac" zone, the Australians and New Zealanders Jook the offensive yesterday, and The man with the real British.spir- it cannot turn 'a'deaf ear to the call of King and country.: .that was evi- Hcnced the other day by an accent which happened in Lethbridge. W. J. Nelson, the well known merchant, iwho expects to qualify for a com- mission in the local hattery at an early date, was making a visit to Ithe armoury when he found two mon outside the door seeking information %bout enlistment. These men when told their story showed that Distance and lack of finance, were no barriers to 'Britishers eager to serve their country. They .had come all the way from walked distance.'between Shelby Junction in Montana and .Lethbiidgc, 1-ecause they'lacked funds vto bu'v a ticket. One of the men .Had paid to secure his release from the American cavaity- notlumert existed on a meal'a day. during their trip from Colorado. When told that recruiting Was not taking place hero they were .Tery'mnch disappointed, and Mr. Ncl- Bon, stirred .by their eagerness to en- list, got into communication with !thc District Officer Commanding at Calgary, and" as a. result the men were recruite_d by .Mr. Nelson, aiter iaviug passei' the' medical ex-araina- iy Dr.-Thompson'. They went forward ilie :samc. and arc now 'forces there. Both men were of :.Jipe physique and ffad no dif- whatever .in .passing the medi- uil ci-aminttlon. succeeded in trebling the area for- merly htriy by them. Their com- rades to the north, who assisted them, made no further progress, however. Simultaneously, the French battle- ship St. Louis attacked the Turkish batteries on the Asiatic side of the Straits, which' had been bombarding the allied positions on the penins.ula, and put five guns out of commission. These actions are believed here to be prelimintry to a much more am- bitious attempt, which has been planned by the Anglo-French com- manders to sweep the Turks before them. Very heavy losses which already have -neea inflicted on the Turks, have had a discouraging effect upon the Ottoman troops, according to re- ports from Greece. 8 KILLED IN AIR RAID BY FRENCH London, Aug. wireless des- patch received here today from Ber- lin, says that French aviators drop- ped bombs, on Zweibruecken, Tsank and Ingbcrt, killing or wounding sev- eral civilians. The property damage was small. Eight persons were killed by bombs dropped from aeroplanes. Bridgeport, Aug. ill. The labor troubles in iiridgeport and nearby towns, which apparently had.become more composed and' gave promise of amicable adjustment, have suddenly assumed a more serious aspect'. A walkout of some seventy machin- ists and their the plant of the Lake Torpedo Boat company, threatened a strike today of about COO machinists at the F.arrel Foundry company ill Ansonia, were the dis- turbing [actors of the situation. THE SUNNY LETHBRIDGE SMILE GERMANY IS USING VAST WAR LOANS Berlin by wireless to yayvillc, "Aug. overseas news agency item given out reads The install- ments on the second-war loan have (.readied a total of marks cr 9fi.B of the amount subscribed. The sum lent by banks fcr war loan purposes has j decreased by marks to marks __________ Huns Have Reached Dvina Battle on Petrograd Road Expected Sacrifice Men "And we are not down-hearted writes "Billy" Carnill. of the LOtli Machine Gun squad at the front, and who sends the above picture to the Herald in proof of hife statement. The picture is of Carnill and three other Lethbridge boys. Standing up are, 'left R. M. and Win. CarniiL. left to right: Geo. McDuff and H. S. McDonald. Carnill is the only man who has the front. Lowe is a driver in the 20th Battery, McOuff is a gunner, and McDonald is attached to the 13th C.M.R. They have just arrived in England, and are spending the day with Carnill, who is invalided at the home of his parents in Mansfield. "Billy" has been wounded twico, and says he will soon he going back for his third crack. "You will think by the picture we 'have been imbibing, but-we have not. We-are just happy. We have been buying flowers on the market. You can imagine how I am looking- forward to seeing Lethbridge esl icinVc cnpwii .gain. 1 picture how Gait Gardens look just-now. By the time yon set fc opening of Athens, Aug. Ven- izelos, former premier of Greece, resigned in March on account of the King's disapproval of his policy in favor of the Entente Allies, returned to Athens today. The pronouncement of his policy is awaited with cagerness but this may not, he after the Kin this letter I shall be .back shooting at the Huns." parliament Aug. 10. Pres. Smith Will Come Later on With the smile that won't come off illuminating his features, P. U Nat.-, smith, superintendent of the C.P.R. Natural Resources department, drove into the city at noon yesterday, after a motor trip through the irrigated lands east of the city. He was ac-' companied by- Norman Rankin, pub- licity commissioner of the Natural Resources department, and C-. G. K. Nourse, manager of the Calgary branch of the Canadian Bank of Com- merce, and formerly of Lethbridge: The party, in the department's, pri- vate car, Carsland, went south; to Coutts Tuesday, yiili the purpose of looking over..the crop prospects. Com- ing up to Stirling, they went along the Cardston branch by motor, and yesterday morning took the Cardston train as far as Wilson Siding, where they were met by motor, and convey- ed through the Coaldale. district, ar- riving in the city shortly after one o'clock. All the members of the party were tremendously pleased with what they saw. "This 'crop will bring into the pockets of the Alberta' nearer one" hundred million' dollar's telegram're- ceived 'here -today by President Wood from President Joseph F. Smith of Salt Lake City, informed the former that if possible, -the latter would at- tend the laying of the corner stone ed. Answer was sent to any request wn be made, and than fifty millions. that every man, woman and child in the province -wfij receive on an average said Mr. Naismith. "I nevpr country look so he continued. "It reminds me of the good-old-days before the era of crop failures." The party were particularly pleased Yr'Ith the crops between Raymond and Cardston, which they stated -were so uniform that there was not a sin- gle that could have been pick- ed out as better than the others. Only one field "showed signs of rust, and but .one or two small patches had been, hailed. In the alfalfa districts, the farmers are now beginning to cut their second crop of hay. The "party had a camera along, and took a'great number of views of the crops. in the which Mr. RankJn stated, would be used in boosting'the south country. Mr... .Naismith visited the Gait mines here in the afternoon, and went but-on-the 4.35 to Calgary. Messrs. Rankin and Nor.rse went out on the t-ai'i end -Of the business men's excur- sion-to-the Barons district, catching! the appointment of Hon. Co- London, Aug. Baltic flank of the German armies un- der Field Marshal von Hina'en- burg has virtually attained the banks of the river Dvina, between Riga and Dvinsk, with Petrograd less than 303 miles distant in a direct line. Thence southward the line sweeps west, with the Russian fortress of Kovno still holding out. but next week may see a great battle on the road to- ward the Russian capital. The second Ijne of defence, up- on which the Russians proposed to fall back after abandoning Warsaw, has all thr appearances of having been rendered unten- ctuic, the British and Russian press is beginning to see in the Austro-German plan an ambitious plunge deeper into Russia, with Petrograd as the objective. In the meantime, the Russian rear- guards are firjhting desperately, especially in the critical Dvina region and at Kovno, to capture which the Germans are making a terrific sacrifice of men. LOOK TO DARDANELLES FOR RUSSIAN RELIEF It seems plain now that the Germans purpose no great demon- stration in the west, but intend rather to press to the utmost their so far brilliantly success- ful Russian campaign on the theory that conditions in France, tnd Belgium are such that neith- er the French nor .the .British im- mediately attempt a general offensive. During the lull in activity, on the front In France and Belgium, the British public is looking to the Dardanelles to bring the relief that Russia so badly needs, though the task of opening the Straits remains a difficult problem, which, think, may only be solved by a change in the Balkan situation, Both Germany and the Ententtf'powers are asserting the hardest pressure on Bulgaria, as that country is considered to be the key of the situation. U. S. CONCENTRATING TROOPS IN MEXICO Washington, D.C., Aug. General Villa has United States that he, is willing to sign a truce of three'months or more duration with hjs oppon- ents, during which time a. peace conference shall: b.ff.'hpld.': Sending Troops Washington, Aug. Funs- ceremonies "if they could he postpon-' ton reported today that he had sent this evening the came resulted in the postponing cornerstone laying for perhaps sever- al weeks. The conference of the- Al- berta Stake, however; will be held as originally designed, upon the 14th and 15th of this month, Saturday and Sunday next. Apostle George F. Richards, who had already left on hi- Richards, who had already left on his journey for here, when the last telegram was sent, will be in at- tendance. Had this not been the case it is quite likely that the conference, as well, would have been postponed. No mention was made of Apostle Heed Smoot, whovwas also expected to he here. a battalion of the 9th infantry from Laredo to Brownvillc, Texas. He which j made no request, however, for addi- CODERRE LIKELY TO GET IT- Ottawa, Out., Aug. is tional troops in response to Secre- lary Garrison's message of yester- day, saying all the mobile forces not now on the border sent! to Texas if needed. -War .department; officials Che1 reports Texas' were aligning'' the Mexicans under the "plan i of San Whether Gen. Fun's ton has communicated these-reports are not disclosed. It was apparent, that he had' decided to concentrate a considerable force in the Brownville district where the trouble seems to centre. URGE NORMAL SCHOOL Despite the fact that they have .received little encouragement from Hon. J. U: Uoyle, minister of educa- tion of Alberta, that Ms department can undertake the establishment of a normal school in Lethbridge for .some time to conic, the members of the board of trade and school board do not seem inclined 'to let the matter drop by any means, and if their com- bined Weight and the weight of the 'valuable statistics they have, gather- pected here that the vacancy of the speaking can in any. Court of King's -Bench of the province 1ULl'iU of Quebec, caused 'by the death of Mr. Justice Gervais will be filled by tha train at Nobleford. I dcrre, secretary of State. MANY MILES OF CROPS ON AUTO TOUR Solid Walls Banner.Oats Will Yield 120 Busheis---Miebach's Crops are 17 on Trip Even the sifted of light, the immensity of the ert taken -also with the weight of speaking can in any. svay count witt. the minister, that pres- sure is to he brought to' bear upon him. It was so decided at the regular luncheon of the council of the board of trade today, where strong opinion was expressed that Mr. Boyle was not giving the consideration to the matter that its importance dcma'nds. The whole matter has been referred Spanish Airship Explodes; Kills 12 Madrid, Aug. officer ajid eleven soldiers were tho military airship, Alfonso XIV: ploded while being innatetl at Quad- alajra yesterday. was destroyed. commanding the most varied1 vocabu- lary, would readily admit that -any attempt at description of the scene which-met the view of the hundred or more Lethbridge people who availed themselves of the opportunity of the Board of Trade tour of the "dry farm lands" to the. northwest of the'city, would bankrupt the Hnglish language of its most vivid superla- tives, Nothing more inspiring, nothing more calculated to drive the last shadows of' pessimism from the souls of the peop'ie who have no right; to be" could have been pre- sented than the vast areas of ripen- ing crops M-hich were seen yesterday afternoon. Beyond Expectations Those who occupied the 2G auto- mobiles which drove away from, the Lethbridge .hotel at one o'clock, and mada the' complete tour of. the Mon- arch and Nobleford districts before their return to the city, expected to see wonderfui crops, but what th'ey really did see .passed far beyond their expectations. ;r The one impression which the minds of those on yesterdays magnificent trip was one-of Indeed, though they have now .seep U with their own eyes in broad'day- JV tio'n presented by. the- huge crop which covers those broad acres, can scarcely yet be comprehended in the minds autoisfs. Picture in your mind a vast coun- tryside-.spread out before your gaze, acres upon acres, fields upon fields, result of Trade people of Lethbridge as a these trips of the Board through the countryside, and that is the outstanding fact that Lethbridge is situated in the very heart of what is proving this year to be ono of the wealthiest fanning sections in the whole of western Canada. miles upon miles, of growing grain, standing man-high, level as a bil- i flanking the roadsides in solid walls, a vast se'a of grain in varied green and gold, with It is on'ty a few weeks ago that by bil-jthe medium of one of these trips the business men were enabled to viev iuiiiight and shadow, rippling over it as it undulated in the'breeze, will.get some idea of the inspiring j picture which unrolled before' the j minds that Lethbridge Columbus, 0., Aug. per- 1 sons were killed and 16' injured about the richness of the irrigated districts j O'ciocij this morning when an ux- east of the city. Yesterday, they Cursj0n special was in a rear-end col- g over it were given some idea of what the usjon with a freight train at Orient and you "dry-farming" lands can do, and there j station, oh the Baltimore Ohio inspiring jis no longer any doubt in their Southwestern railroad 14 miles eycs-of the city people as their autos threaded ribbons of trails. Centre of F.ich Country There is' one thing which has been firmly implanted In the minds of the MARKETS just about t Stsrling, Ohio, who were fortunately' situated as any city could wish to bo, and that there is really no justification for any linger- serins pessimism -which may yet be embittering the- minds-of tliontf who have faced and weathered a year of hardship-ami business trials. For tho' farmers of the Lethbridge j v district are .amply .demonstrating uthwest of this city. The injured were members of a party of Knights of Pythias lodge excursion I. Knights of Moun. returning iVom their annual outing at Cedar Point, a summer resort on Lake Erie near October wheat October oats October barley 10BM thoy are far from pessimists. til___ 1 tnntn tltn hi High... WEATHER Fair and-warm. 87 Thai they have risen from the bitterness of failure to 'realize the joy of vic- tory, that they arc doing their full duty by 'the'empire hour'of trial by raising what will surely be tho greatest cereal crop c this corner of the .great -west. (Gont liued on Page 3) SMACKS SUNK London, Aug. 12 fish- Ing smacks, Ocean 'Gift, Esper- ance and 'George Burrow have been sunk. Their crews were landed. to the school board lor further, ac-. tion. Chairman McKillop was present and said, that the board would be in a position to offer the use of.a build- ing free for some time if the depart- ment ivould establish the nucleus a normal school here. The statistics showing the number of .teaching stu- dents from th'c south country have been forwarded to Mr. Boyle, and. everything that can be done to ..bring pressure to bear upon him will: be done. :_ Coaldale, 'Vug. 11. The'formal: votes on 'the formation of the Coal- dale Consolidated school district will, he taken next week. The election in the Coaldale soutlf district will be held .at A. Haley's lesiitenee at 1 p m on Friday the 20th, that of the Coaldale north-cast district at F. Knapp's residence at. 1 p m on the 21st The for the Coaldale and North Coaldale dis- tricts will be: held at Coaldale at V p.ul. on the 21st. LOSES VALUABLE HORSE Cracbrook, B.C., Aug. 11. the imported Percheron horse, owned by the St EHigene Mission, dropped dead at the stables of W. E. last evening Ihe animal was at 12000. ADRIATIC DOCKS London, Aug 12. Tie White Star line Ad-. 4 riatic, vhlch- sailed ,rrem York, August 4, arrived at LIv- this afternoon. ;