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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA iri'.SDAY. AUCilST 15, 1010. NUMBER 208. D LEAVE YPRES ITALIANS Ottawa, Aiift. 15.-Information roceivccl by the militia depart-.mciit is to tlic cHVct liiat tiic Canadian forces liave iiccn Iransic.r-rod from the Yprcs .salii-nl, wliicli llicy liave held for over a yeai-, to tin; Sommc front, wiiere the big ollcnsive of tlie British and French is iii progress. ER HAS BAD TIME GET Cranbrook Meeting Turned Into Liberal Rally When King - Routs Premier on the Platform. LIGHT VOTE IS RECORDED RIESTE ARE CHOSEN FOR FRONT VotiriB on tliB pleblRcltc to decide whether the citizens want clean water is fnlrly brislt but It is doubtful whether there will be BOO votes in all cast. Up to I.IiO tliis afternoon the south side poll had cast 140 votes while in North Lethbridge only 30 had been polled. Very few women are e.xercisln;; their franchise, about ton in all liaving voted In the south poll up till 1.30. Considering that there are over 1500 voters, the poll today will only be a.fair indication of the wishes of the people on this important matter. ITALIAN DREADNOUGHT IS BLOWN UP Pari.s. Auk. I.'i,-TIh' llaliiui (lioadunuf^ht Lcoiianlo Vinci c;iii(r|it (ire and blew up in tJK! linrl)nr of Tariiulo. Itiil.v, iiud :uhi of Ik'I' (TPU- were drowned. .siivK a Turin diBpiilcii to thn I'etit .louruiil. Thp diilii of tlic disaster Ik given only as a day in .August. Cranbrook, 13. C, Aug. 12.-Liberal-Ism is triumphant in the Cranbrook district, as was again demonstrated at the meeting addressed by Premier Bowser and his supporters at the auditorium last evening. The auditorium was packed to the doors when the curtain went up at SAt, on the Bowser meeting. .1. R. Hall, president of the recently formed Youns Conservatives' Association, was in the chair. On the platform was tlie premier, H. F. Green. M.P.. for Kooten-ay, Thos. Uphill, Conservative oandi-all proportion of the present loan, wheat cutting will start OF (Continued ox Pack 4) SUDDEN DROP IN TOLL PLAGUE New York, Aug. 14.-Tho epidemic of^ infantile paralysis took a turn for the better today. T Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 15,-The theft of $10,800 In currency and negotiable bonds from the city treasurer's office of north Vancouver, was discovered ,when the treasurer opened the safe today. BIG SUM IN MES Yesterday .$21,800 Taken In-Hope To Secure $200,000 City Can't Sell Treas^ry Motes; New Complieation Another bomb exploded in the city hall yoHterday afternoon,when a tele-Ri'am arrived from Clarke and Swabey, the Toronto experts of the legality of bonds, stutlng that the, council could not soil treasury note's tor tho filtration plant until a money bylaw has beeii prepared and submitted to the vote of tho properly owners in the regular manner. This n^oans that, at best, it will hu six weeks before tho council can award � contract for. tho filtration plant, and that will make it too late to got the plant Installed for the freshet eoason next spring. Somo tlnio ago the city asked City Solicitor Ball for his opinion aa to tho legality of selling treasury notes nguliist unpaid taxes, without submitting a rogijlation bylaw to the ralo-pnyorB.' He nnaworod that in his opinion tUe amenUmont to thei city charter obtai}l|)() |aqt ^QBSion allo^vlng tor tho � touuln^vOmsefisury notes, uUowod tho council to take such a step,. The result was that the council wont ahead, thinking that a plebiscite would ba all that would be necessary, and that, if the people voted favorably today, they could go ahead, issuo treasury notes, sell them and award thoycoutract, Clarke and Swabey, Irowover, point out that tho omondment secured Inst winter is an umondraont only to one section of the city chartsr and does not repeal certain other sections, Viz.; TitlQ 24, Boclion 4, which states that all such expenditures must be submitted to the rntopayora In the form of a money bylaw. >. So the council Is sitting up, waiting for tho result of today's voto.i and when that la known they will ileoUlo would bo safe to go ahead and award a provisional contract or whether they will hove to wait until a money bylaw la voted on lu JUo VOBU lar way. Twenty-one thousand dollars were passed through llie lax coilecti(vii wicket at tho city liall yesterday and this with a stack of mail a foot high, 1ms tho city treasurer's staff working at fover boat today. It is thought that up till last night about $140,000 in taxes in all had been paid i,i, and It Is hoped by tho commissioners that today's rush will briii;'; the grand total up to $200,000, on this year's levy. The mall this morning was vory heavy, while mail coming in tomorrow will also carry many cholines. It will' not he known for a couple of days just how much tho tlrsl discount period brought in hut it will bo higher than lust year's receipts in the sauio iioriod. FO CALLEDU^ Now York, Aug. 1.5.-A Borne dis patch to the ,Iournal says that tho Austro-Hungarian armies have heen seriously crippled by their losses on the llusslau and Italian fronts, is ovl doncod by Vienna dlsixUches, which announced today that the Hungarian landsturm forces of all ynars from 1885 to 1897, Inclusive, have boon or-(lered to report tor active service on August as. This call will furnisU relnfoi'couients ot 275,000 ix\ou. in earnest next week. .Ml of the grain left over from last sea.son, is being rushed to the elevators, to get in on the big prices. CARDSTON Cnrdston. Aug. 14.-Tho big rain of last Tuesday evening and most ot' Wednesday nuirning, has retarded ripening but will do a vast amount of good to thn late grain. The danger ot frost has passed saioly and tlie government tlioimomoter registered 38 (iegi-oos Fall, as the lowest iioiiit this inoiilh. A large amount ot bay was caught by tho storm, hut the additional labor in turning and drying it will be the only loss, except tho discoloration. Tho last three diiys have boon exceptionally fine iiiid all omens seem favorable for the rapid maturing ot another bumper crop. No cutting has been reported as yet in this locality, out another two weeks will see a number of farmers hard at it. Fall wheat fields at Wooltord, according to present expectations, will see~the binders commence their work in one week from today. Karl Carlson has one ot the best crops of this variety, and ho expects to begin next Saturday, weather continuing good. Raloy district does not expect cutting to begin in earnest until about September 1st, the grain is an excellent stand, not quite so heavy a yield as last year, but a big crop is in sight. The foothill country west is all late, but coming on rapidly, it will be two weeks later than the country east. South the grain is an excellent stand but Kllllij'eporlod behind last year as to advninHiniont. The present good weather makes prevalent a very optimistic fooling. MONARCH Monarch, Aug. 14.-Cutting starts on Monday when D. McTjoan, and it is said, leaving the greater part to meet future payments on war materials in this country. Rome, via London, Aug. 15.-On tlie Car.son plateau and eastern (loriziti along tlie Isonzo front, Austrians liave .suffered fiirlber reverse.s at the hands of Italy, today's odicial sfatcnicut Us terms obtained from the i)anking i says. Austrian eutrenchiiKnils in bolli these regions were-captured, FRENCH CAPTURE MORE TRENCHES Paris, .Aug. lo.-Fi'cnoli troops captured German trenches on a fiunt al)()ut -100 yards long and 1(10 yards deep north of the c'.iapel of Sainte Fine, at tlie inlcr.scction of tlie Fleury and Vaux  loiuis on the right bank of the Meuse in the Verdun'sector last night, says tlie war ollice statement today. RUSSIAN ADVANCE CONTINUES Petrograd, -'Vug. li).-The rajiid Russian advance in Galicia continues. Russian troops are crossing to the western banks of the Zlola, Lipa and Bystritza-Zolotvina and are advancing along tho upjjer Slripa, llie "war office announced today. KAISER MAKES ANOTHER JUMP . *^ Berlin, via London, Aug. 15.-Having returned from the Somnu- region, Emperor William has gone to the eastern front. "Tlie Emperor has tigain left for the eastern front," says an of-licial statement issued here, today, "after having visited toward the end of his stUy of severaldays on the western front, the army of the Crown Prince and accoini)anied by the coniniander-in-cl-.ief, various units behind the battle front." GERMANS ADMIT BRITISH ADVANCE . . < Berlin, via London, Aug. 15.-After attacks of the greatest violence on the Somme front continuing until late last night the British obtained ;i footing in tlie first line German trenches on the Thiepvtil-Pozieres front, the war oiTice announced today. _ BRITISH RETAKE TRENCHES London, .\ugust 15.-Nearly all of the remaining trenches northwest of Pozieres on the Sominc frynt, in which the Ger-niiins gained a footing on Sunday have been retaken, the war oillee announced todiiy. OFFER REJSISTANCE TO RUSSIANS Berlin, Aug. 15, via London.-Austro-Germnn troops under Gen. Count Von Bothmcr, are offering determined resistance to the lAiissian advtmce along the upper Stripa in Northern Galicia. They liavc completely repuLsed strong attacks in the Zborow-Koniiichy sector, iiccording to the oilicial statement of the war ollico tothiy. ..... ILLS m EO New Evidence In Roblin Trial-Hook's Story Submitted ^Yinnlpeg, Man., Aug. 1").-The report of the commission which took in Now York, the evidence of M. G. Hook, was opened this morning in the presence of crown and defence council in the ex-iniaistors case, and de-liosltod with tho rogistrnr of the cmirt. Prosumably somo use will be made of it at a later date. Hook was mentioned in the evidence of V. \Y. llorwood as one of the messengers to VVilliani Salt as liaving reported tliat ho had been robbed In Omaha of tho $10,000 bo was taking to Salt. H. W. Wliitla K. C, who was solicitor for llorwood, hogan his evldonco this morning and will continue on tho stand tlihv afternoon. Ho told of his coiiiioctlou with the disappearance of William Salt, ot receiving $10,000 from Or. It. M. Simpson for Salt and of rocoiving $1,500 froin ,Tanios H. VIowdoii, which Oi. Simpson promised him for on poiises of detectives lio (engaged on Dr. Simpson's autliority. (Continued on Pago 4). MARKETS Spot wheat ,. Track wheat .. October wheat October oats . October flax .. 148% 1481/4 145/4 48% 199% WEATHER f..............Chan .................. 79 WVeatber High..................... Upw ..........,........... � Forpenit: Fair and warm. 48 OFFICERS OF EO OUETHTIME It' (SpftchU U) IhD llenilil) Cardstoii, Aug. 14.-The thirtoon-year-old soh of .Mr, ,1, W. Seale was brought In on Friday to havo a fracture of tho shoulder blade attended by Dr. I..ynn. This Is the fourth accident resulting in a broken bone which tho lad iins experienced-throe were on tho right aldo ancf now the beginning 18 bglg^vl^ljidoon tho lott, Limit. \V. Lowe. Lieut, T. C. Mew-burn and Lieut. Uutlor. of tho llHth Lethbridge Highlandors have boon ^ol-octad with three other lIout6nanta from SiV'cee as part of tho 200 super-nuniariea to go overseas to provide additional Canadian otllcora for units now at tho front. - Limit, Lowe Is a Talior man and a votoraii of tbo South African war. Llout. Mowburn is a son of L, T. Mowburn \t Calgary, wholesale grocer, while Haut, Uutlor was a Calgary architect before.oallst-Ing. All throe were in tralnlnE(*wUl^ tho ...... to FECIAL IRA N FOR RAYINOFAIR Raymond will be Invaded,in force on. Wednesday atternoou, Aug. 30th,, when a-special train will Ije run frprn. Lethbridge to the fair and stampede in the southorn town. This Is thOj lai t weekly half holiday of the 8utn|; m( r series in this city ^nd every bod jj' Is oxpooted'to take advantage ' ''Ova? op[)ortunlty to see the big.exhiK Uvst year It was attonded.^by'a;iu..,v, or( iwd ot Lethbridge pebpie.i'- 'Tlie management states thaV tljliiiyejir^Jtlf^i hrmchoa used In the atMpifte(l^vivi(JJijf , . be properly toncod, The Special fi-qm Ktltlos hero and aro stlU attached Lothbridgo leaves at 1.30 ia tUe v�t-that unit, ' -' - ternoon, - ,v.- ��11 32 ;