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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBIUDGE. ALBERTA., SATURDAY, AUGUST M, NUMBER 207, 'ill Recommend That as Many Internes as Possi- ble be Returned Here from Mount Castle This Camp is Ideal The Lethbridge detention camp will be a permanent institution as IOIIK as the war lasts, and while it Is possible that-the 160 Lethbriiise internes now working at Mount Custle, near Cal- gary, will not be brought back here for the winter, there is no danger ot the camp here being entirely done away with: This much was intimated to the of internment camp- was In the city for visit yes- terday, a guest at the Lethbridge Ho- winter work in the woods, and to build bunk houses for them. Many Internes Speaking of conditions of intern ment, generally, Sir William said that the number was lncreaslng_con tlnually, although he knew nolhiiib of any intention for a more genei I internment of alien enemy subjects This, of course, was beyond his I mr i diction, as be had nothing to do i "suiSntendent outlining the policy of tile government piTiiii-i who in this matter. in Canada, who rjramlon, statecl the gcnerll there were now 900 internes. At one camp In the east he has 700 German Sir William also told Mayor Hardio and Commissioner Grace in a confer- ence later, that he" was prepared to recommend that all internes not needed for work at .Mount Castle dnr- ing next winter, be returned to the camp here, and thai, if possible, all guards formerly employed here, be re- engaged and sent to Mount Castle to guard the internes there. Sir William Otter reached the city yesterday afternoon from the cast, and left again thi-s morning on the f; early train for Fernie and Vernon, where he will inspect the internment camps alone The Germans in the east are kept separate from the otlver interne1; but this is hardly necessary In the Recruiting Satisfactory Recruiting is proceeding very sat- isfactorily now in the east, said the SIK KOB'Kirr (JKTS FKKKDUM OK LONDON Russians Claim Enemy Has Been Chepk- ed at Dvinsk-May Yet be Able to Resume Offensive Operations London, Ail} for H.'-Slfady progress lor the forces 'ot Prince Leoncl.il of This Premier of Canada was recently presented with the Freedom of from Warsaw is london in ah impressive camuoay at the .Guildhall. Photograph shows the Ulkci, lo indicate the Germans Lord-Mayor of London and Sir Hubert Borden at entrance of tuo Ouildliall. mam general, although the. class of men he ing secured now inferior to those at first secured. This was due, of course, to two reasons: the lowering of the standard of .recruits, and the fact that a great many of a superior standard had not yet come forward. Sir Wfiiiam is looking halo am hearty The old fighting veteran is Yesterday, at rive o'clock be in- spected the camp here under Captain Blrnie, and fo.und conditions very sat- isfactory. Speaking to the Herald representative1 afterwards, be ex- pressed the ;opinion .that -the camp here provided the most ideal .quarl- ers for internment purposes, probably the most Ideal in Canada. When asked whether the internes taken' froni here to -Mount Castle be returned .when winter sot GEN. HUGHES ABROAD Photo shows the Minister of Militia at the entrance of the Guildhall, Lon- don, upon the occasion of the presen- tation of the freedom of London to Sir Robert Borden. f lilt ui" "O------u bearing his years well, and. though he has passed the 'three score, years and he is still a very active mil- itarv man, and is taking a keen in- terest in everything connected with the present great'war. At Fernle Fernie, B. C., Aug. 14. General Otter arrived here this morning on his trip of inspection of the intern- ment, camp and is now inspecting the camp. He will visit the pro- -wnen winter OUL ruiuiv n" in tiie 'General said it was the Inten- possd winter camp at Mornsscy to- tlon going to -Revelstokc. FIRST PARADE HOME GUARD BIG SUCCESS Headed by Two Bands, New Local Force March Through Streets Ottawa, Ont, consignment, it 14. was said The first today, of MSPBIS OIL mechanical transports for the second contingent has reached England. The delay in the sending of these motor trucks was the subject of some close questioning by the.Davidson commis- sion of .Major .1. D. A. Thomas, the motor expert of the government, who purchased them, and he had some dif- 'iculty in explaining'the matter. The second contingent, long ago reached England's but the trucks .have lingered" here, doing haulage duty in the city. D. B. Bowling, government gco- ;rapher, ind S.' E. Slipper of the the oil wells and th the south-eastern ff ff V SUNDAY BAND Lethbridge turned out In force last lieht on the occasion of the first par- ade of the Home (iuard. The valor and beauty, cf the .city were there the valor marched in the ranks and the beautj- .thronged the line of march which presented an animated scene for the whole distance. Headed bv the Kilties band with their skirl- i int: pipes and the Citizens' band, the Guard 175 strong, marched four abreast arms at the slope. The par- ade was most successful from every standpoint. The men showed thc_re- of their drill of the last lew weeks in tiie precision of their move- ments and the excellent order of their marching .-The officers demonstrated their ability to handle the company on a route inarch and the fact that every detail .came oft without a hitch and on time is a credit to. Command- er Skclton and his committee. The parade left the drill grounds at the barracks at 8 o'clock. The two hands led off at a lively step, the Kilties playing a martial air. Fol- lowing them were Mayor Hardie and Commander Skelton.and CONCERTS The Citizens' Band will give a concert tomorrow afternoon at Henderson Park, at 3.30. The Miners' Band will hold a concert on "Gait Gardens In the evening at v MEN AND BINDERS NEEDED AT EX- PECTS .BIG YIELD geological office at Calgary, returned last night from a three weeks' tour of the south co.u I they visited all t Tartesian wells in portion of the is preparing material for a govern- ment rcp'ort on the oil situation >nd the artesian well .prospects, and con- sequently was unable to give his I. findings'to the psblic. He dcdincci to say anything about tiie oil situation ex-cert that he had visited all the oil wells and had examined the geo- logical conditions thoroughly, dis- cussing the artesian water seems to underly certain of the south, Mr. Dowiing said: "There no doubt that the artesian water in the'south is a valuable asset; There are certain chemical impurities in some cf the water which 'wilj af- fect its value for human consump- tion, but it has been 'tried out on stock with satisfaction and there is no reason why it should not be ;satr isiactory for this. The C.P.R. uses the artesian .water'.- at Foremost for use in their engines, shows that it will be satisfactory, fur under the command of Sergeant-Instructors Richards, Webb, Figgins and Frame. The'parade was followed up to Thirteenth: street by a large crowd..The route to 3rd av- enue was very dusty soon the men were beginning to loosen coats and hats. Down Third avenue the parade went .between solid walls of humanity. No circus evcrvmadc a greater stir on tlic streets. As the i men swept along such remarks as tliese were heard on. all sides: "Oh there's "Oh 'my, how (fine John and so on. The "Guard marclicd'through town in the dark, ''.I' cluster'lights heing not vet turned on, but the gleam of the headlights of automobiles and. motor- cycles illuminated the procession. Turning down Fourth avenue the marched to Central school whTe it was dismissed From the interest taken in the parade and the stir it caused in tonii, it it evident that the move- ment has come to at least as long it 13 needed, and the object the parade seems to e been realued There is no doubt that Foremost, Aug. t- ed work in several" lields'ih fore- most district today and cutting will he general by Monday, Aug. 16th. farmers, in: need of binders, waited until the last l-c sure of a crop before imlor'.ns" sa-nc not now be filled. The twine situa- tion is being well handled hut.there is going to be a serious shortage of AEML BATHE Poiewcsch and Dvinsk. Berlin, ever, does not concede, this, but- in any event it does not affect the ad- vance of the flanks farther north, invading forces several days ago were along the Dvina, the his-, toric dividing line leading to ths Province of Pskov, which lies on the and road to Petrograd. For the moment, Berlin ain-c that the Germans have I however, the intensity of the fighting occupied the towns of Sokolow, is giving way to a scramble 01 tho Siedlcc and Lukow. forming a Ger- 'nian front about GO miles cast of Warsaw and 50 miles wide. This is more than half way to Ul'est-Litovsk, which Grand Duke are now massing tht-ir main movc- ineiits on a the Rus- sian centre and the continuance of the, enveloping effort in the 'north London, Aug. from the east coast say that the Zep- pelins, which participated in the raid of Thursday were plainly vis- ible. Crowds gathered en the balconies of hotels, and watched the aerial- battle, in which the dirigibles were driven off by Bri- tish airships, after having been first attacked by anti-aircraft Nicholas the Russian commander-in- cliiel, hoped to make the new centre of his defense. It is now regarded as irobahlc that this point will be aban- loned owing to the speed of the German advance. Since the fall of Warsaw and the continued pressure of the armies of Generals Galliwitr. ind Scholz, Kichhcrn and Flack form- .ng semi-circle closing in toward the north. ASSERT GERMANS HAVE BEEN CHECKED Petrograd asseris that: the Ger- mans have been checked between Thwart German Plan to Attack the Suez Canal Raises __ _ ll Sir William MacKcnzie last night confirmed the New or repo o a successful Canadian Northern Railway flotation in: Wai! The New York report was -that the issue was for but the Ottawa, Aug. York report of amount really was Canada is on the eve of a wonderful business said Sir William. London, Aug. serious dent to' the sci-ond section of Irish. Mail 'on the Northwestern rail- way-is-reported in a dispatch from 'Northampton to the Central News Agency.' The accident occurred at the Weedonvend of the Stowe Tunnel. Physicians'i and motor ambulances Northampton. Five per- sons .were .killed and a score injured. Germans Enforce Strict Laws in Conquered Land Copenhagen, Aug. It is stated that the German governor-general of Poland' has issued a proclamation for- acci- bidding, the holding of the meetings the and the carrying of arms and order- ing the. closing of shops at S o'clock in the evening, and the- theatres be- fore nine o'clock. The death penalty is prescribed for anyone communicat- ing with Germany's enemies. Steamers Sunk steam purposes. In places where ;iiri-i gation is. necessary and artesian-water large, it will prove a Godsend to the country. Winners of Field Grain Competition in Taber District Taber, Aug. of Ketlaw, is the winner of first.'. .prize hn 1 cdrinlls snnrtltrp nl '-1 wi mow 'shocking and in tllc fieW and conducted bv the iabcr stTOi i competition i agricultural society this. year. ?.uibt; McAllister-is second prize harvested in the south country. Huge Crop at Burdetr Hurdett, Aug.. 'ing has already begun but will not be general till the first of next "week. There are numbers of fields vhieh wi.l. at least yield .-10 bushels pel- acre. Burdett will "harvest this sea- son the largest'crop H 1 Jis'k'own. There is a large per cent, u! summer fallowed. Crops nortli of here to tllc. South Saskatchewan river, are. very good 50 south as far as Foremost they sure are line. Deny Bank Merger o doubt that! Hamilton, Ont, Aug. Reports that thev teve circulated in this city and Toronto the nme Guard is and and Montreal yesterday that arrange- what i is doing and who are at trie mrats had been completed .for a mer- Back of it will put off going to ttelser of tne Bank of Hamilton and. the movies or watering the iarden twice Koyal .-Bank of Canada were given an T week to attend the diTlls on Mon-1 emphatic denial by J. P, day and Friday evenings al manager of the. Bank or Hamilton. V, more men the ---.d Ous Schmidt, of Taber, is third w-inner. There were 13 (.ntries... of wheat plots. In the oats in np'si-ibioii, in ivhich there wore five lU winners were: II. H. -Scnmldt, bcr, first Fred Christo'iism, 'i'.-.Ler. srcond, and S. li. liiiiulipstfr, TiJ.icr, third. The judge :nr liie r-impeiltioriS was 0. S. Longm-in, Lethbridge Report German Submarine Sunk Berlin, AUR. admiraltj'" de- clines tb coniment on the report' pub- lished abroad that the German sub- marine U-30 had been sunk off a Ger- man port by accident, in consequence of a defect' in 'ppsration but sub had been raised Qfiicial in formation -is refused also conrefriing the fate of the.crew. A despatch from Amsterdam, pn July 5 said the U-30 had been, sunk of! the mouth of the Ems'and raised 3B hours Jater, one member of the crew losing his life. tj retiring forces to avoid the envelop- ing net and the rapid advance of the Germans to gather the full fruits ot the fiitl of Warsaw. The outcome of these movements probably will be indicated within a few Grand Duke Nich- olas will be able to resume the of- fensive along the new front or will concentrate his energies in rear guard fighting during a slow retirement. German, correspondents accompany- ing the invading armies say the Rus- sians are following the tactics of the Napoleonic campaign, laying waste to the country which theyj abandon. Operations in the western field hava virtually been halted except for. sional local trench skirmishes. Paris, Aug. :plan for an Attack on'.the Suez. said. by the Ministry of Marine today to have been, detected J r. thwarted. Announcement wasr made In the following "On Aunust 12, after warriing had been given to the governor of Jaffa, and time given for the evacuation of the vicinity, a' French bombarded- and deatrpyed tht-principal of the shops- of the German, which were making arms and munitions, and cbh- jtructlng destined for an attack on the Suez Canal. The houses in the vicinity were not damaged." TRANSPORT TROOPS TO SERB FRONT London, Aug. clouds continue to gather over the Bai- kans. A Centra! News dispatch from Amsterdam reports that Germany is preparing for eventu- alities by transporting troops from Warsaw to trie Serb- ian frontier. Expropriate Land to Bury Soldiers i_iUiiuuii, j nt itt.ii.-iJi steamer Cairo ami the fishing smack Paris. Aug. 14 he Chamber ot A'methyst have been sunk by siibmar- Deputies today passed a bill to ines. The crews were saved. There propriate the lana necessary for the are two British vessels named Cairo, burial of the dead of the entente al- a brigantinc and a ketch. No steam-Mies fighting in France The measure ship Cairo of British-registry is men- was proposed Minister of ttar tioned .in maritime records. Millerantl. Mayor Hardie Makes Appeal to Young Men Gen. Sir WILLIAM OTTER, K.C.B. Superintendent of detention camps in who inspected the loca'i -camp yesterday MARKETS October October oats October barley 39% 56J-2 'London, Aug. cabinet ,ia considering important tions concerning the supply of particularly wheat, made by the com- mission named in June by the Earl of Selhorne, president of the hoard agriculture with Lord Milner as chairman The nature of the report, is guarded closet} but it is intimated that the recommendations mcluda phins to increase the home grown, buppl) of wheat bv guaranteeing to producers a minimum price for them product The Times urges ,the government to act promptlj pointing out that far-i msrs are gathering the present and must decide on the uses ol their the coming season. WEATHER High Fdremait: Fair Editor Lethbridge Herald: inclined to look upon the idea that the city should -quietly inform young unmarried men they should go to the front to help pre- serve the liberties our forefathers be- queathed to us, as a'joke. It is no joke with me. If I had a dozen sons anil tiles- were all unmarried I should not cease urging them that it. was their duty to help keep the old nag nying, for without all Its guarantees life would not be worth living. 1, like Grey, would.remove myself from the sphere of. .German influence. If Germany won, and for the balance of my life-endeavor to create a feeling of' revulsion' and courage against the German government. I am 'beginning to feel that some of our mothers, sons and even fathers, do not .fully comprehend the possibili- ties of this Tvar if we do not all do our full duty. If fail. Mr. 10314 Shirker, Mr. Slacker, what .would the wtip had lost its .God-given right t'o order itself according to our own clictates.and.be under the heel of a think.of .you? Would you be able to look your fellow in the eye, 77 knowing; that you hid. .failed t'o fight 48 j for your own and yon'r 'country's pre- Ucrvatlon against-militarism? Sacrifices N.eceasary. Sacrifices are necessary, and it is not fair that the willing person and his family should make1 them all It is up to every man to. do, willingly, the part that he is capabte of doing To shirk a reasonable! duty is 'to be a poltroon. Most men are.ruore.pr "less afraid 'but the real hero is he uho is afraid but realizes bis.--duty a'nu goes forth to do liis dutj in soite of his fear. Thank God, feu men, in spite of fear, fail to do their duty. Now mothers, do" ylou a minute that other, mothers, wives sisters do not love their dear ones as much as you love yours? .Do you think they are offering up their loved ones they feel that a duty must be fulfilled, and they are .playing their part herbically Come mother, sister, wife and all, do your duty. Better that .your dear ones should live Na short .life that lia worth while, than to an empty life.for eighty years .that has failed.in its duty to itself, its country and its God. But it is not all who'must'die on the battle field, tut if they did, those who die on the battle field shall be forever enshrined in the hearts of those lefi behind, and ha-ve lived a life worth a thousand shirkers. Berne, Aug 14 than Italian cnilians in all have parsed through Switzerland on their way home from Austria. Twenty-live spe- cial trains were employed to convey Eastern Lodges to Furnish Guns Sydney; N.S., Aug..l4.7-The Lodges here have opened a machlni gun t camnaign, and hope to ralsa funds for 'a couple of guns. The Mas- onic of Cajpe Breton and the Cape Breton Yacht club also wlh tf a gun (Continued on Yesterday about SO gunk were in slfliht from Cape A movjllent has been ttuted I to recruK. and eauio unit to the Cape Bietoo, reslmwt. ;