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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX LETHBR1DGE. ALBERTA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST, 10, 1016. NUMBER 209. SOME RADICAL CHANGES ,Df RECRUITING Govt. To Adopt System Similar To Regisiriiiion To Bring the Army Up To. Promised Million. Ottawa Aug. government at] Tuesday's council hud under consid- eration the methods of recruIUny and some changes-In the system, which in the light of experience are regarded as necessary.' Details oC the proposals are not yet announced but it is un- derstood lliat they provide for a great- er system in enlistment oC troops and for securing information as to the men who are available and those who have good reasons for staying at home, such as being engaged in indus- tries vital to tlic war. It is probable will be issued to those who have tried to enlist and boon reject- ed, or who arc engaged in work cal- culated to benefit the cause. Regula- tions are not expected to go to the length suggestive of nor to be-as all-embracing as registration. At the same time there will be steps to -find -out- more methodically- those Ty'Jio are available. -Canada lias under- to :enlist half a million men. About 3G6JOOO have Recruiting seems to 'have gone through1- two distinct "evolutions. At the irieu volunteered by thousands then recruiting. have spent themselves, 'though the falling off is doubtless attributed to a large degree-to harvesting operations and the heavy demand for men for munitions and industrial purposes. It is believed that with a little more method the balance of about quite readily will be forthcoming. Radical Changes Moritreali revis- ion of Canadian recruiting methods was decided on at Tuesday's cabinet council, the Gazette's correspondent in Ottawa telegraphed last night. He added: "There was no announcement as to the nature of the changes made but.it is understood that while not amounting either to compulsion or national registration they will make the system of recruiting more radical in form than has hitherto been follow- ed. Their'main features will be a Itiud of registration, probably by mun- icipalities and the issuing of badges to men who have offered themselves for service, and been rejected, or who are needed on munitions woflt or es- sential industries. "It is understood that the: new sys- tem will-'be more or less along coun- ty and municipal lines. Recruiting offices will be established in various email rural centres, where responsible persons such as magistrates will be asked to make out attestation papers and. other blank forms necessary on enlistment ami local practitioners to conduct the necessary physical exam- ination of recruits. It is probable that the services of returned soldiers, will be utilized. to a greater extent than 'hitherto for recruiting. Regis- tration probably will be .carried out by an appointed officer in eacli mun- icipality to register names and other Accessary information." Kffi NEED 1LY LIEUT. L. L. ASQUITH Of the Lethbriuge Highlanders, who lias qualified as a captain. Great Effort Being Made To Bring Unit Up To Strength Within Next Week Another good man was signed on by the 113th Lethbridge Highlanders this morning in .Maurice Ross, a Can- adian from Grand.Metis. This makes three sent up this week. Word -readied Calgary yesterday froin, Ottawa that nil harvest leave was to be stopped' for both the 113th and the The 113th Is now getting close to strength. Only 6.0 more men are ed arid a spirited effort is being made to get thesq. Lie'ut. Aaquith has succeeded in his his captaincy, ana at- ter the promotion goes through gen be knoon ai Capt Of These Over 1500 Are Actual- ly Lethbridge Men, 15 Per Cent, of Population Of soldiers enlisted from ithe province of Alberta, during this war, have been enlisted through 'the recruiting offices in the city of RUSSIANS HAVE TAKEN HUGE NUMBER ENEMY Pelrograd, via London, Aug. June 4, when the Russian of- fensive was inaugurated, and August 12. General Brusiloff's forces captured more than 858.000 men. the war office announced today. Great numbers of guns also were captured, says tho report, which gives the following figures: Officers captured, 7.757; men., cannon, 405; machine guns, 1 !2u, mine and bomb throwers, 338; powder carts, 292. GATEWAY TO HUNGARY TAKEN Petrograd, Aug. Russians have captured Jablonltza. one of the most important gateways through the Carpathians to the Hungarian plains and have taken nearly 1500 additional prisoners. HEIGHTS ARE CAPTURED The Russians have captured a series of heights.to the west of Vdroldita and Ardzcmoy, in the Carpathians. In the Vorokhtaand iDelutyn regions the Austrians are retiring: to the west. 1 On the River Zlota Lipa, ill the region south of Brzezany, our troops occu- pied at some places the western bank of the river, thejeneray having resumed his Counter-attacks, is checking our further, advance. "In the region between the Zlota'Lipa and tho Dneister our troops are lighting their way forward. The enemy here is also making a desperate re- "On the river Bystritza we have occupied the little town of Solotivna and the village of Griava, southwest of Solotivna. 'Ill the regions of Delatyn and VorcWlta the enemy, owing to our pres- sure rs retiring to the west. Our troops have captured a series of heights to the west of'voroklita and Ardzemoy. In the direction of the Klrlibaba region at Capul Mountain attempts by the enemy to resume the offensive were frustrated by our fire." Berlin, via London, Aug. troops have won a success in Use Carpathian region, according to the war office announcement today, .captur- ing Starawipozyna Height, north of Capul. To the nortij Gf the Dr.cistcr In Galicia; says the statement, the Russians only attacked weakly and were repulsed. .'rlfat 'fact ha'l 'been' established by Clerk J. R. Oliver, who has carefully kept all records, these being required for the Hospitals Com- mission and the Returned Soldiers' Bureau. Of the total enlistment are now on the fighting, strength of 'the empire. Of course ail these _men are not Lethbridgians but a careful survey, of the names discloses -the fact that about 65 cer cent of them are. mak- ing the total enlistment from here about 1500 or fully 15 per cent of the total population at the. time the war broke out. Most of the Lethbridge boys are .in the 113th Lethbridge Highlanders and in artillery units. '.This city has'given more of its young men to the artillery than any other city in Can- Winnipeg, not excluded. Up to tlate a whole brigade of four complete batteries has been raised, here, count- ing the 78th Battery now recruiting and the various drafts taken for. other units. A large number pt' the boys went with the 50th of Calgary, .and 100 or'more-with tho'13th Mounted. The 63rd of Edmonton- also got quite a number, while almost every bat: talion from the province got. some good men from here. So far as the council of the city of Lethbridge is concerned men of the ranks in the Canadian array should be The ques- tion was raised yesterday by a reso- lution from the Niagara town council which forwarded a resolution passed by that body in which itiappealed for equal pensions for all.: There was lit- tle discussion here otheiv.than the'ex- pression the commissioners; that of- ficers and men in in. the Canadian army are on. a. pur in civil lite to which they will return''after the war and tliat therefore equal pensions would be quite in order.. Winnipeg, Aug. ail re- cruits were signed in this nillitary dis- trict during the first' tw.o weeks .in August. This is the. poorest record since the war began; Incidentally figures have been dropping VC since the last two weeks in recruits signed" an. Military.-men assert that figures for. the next-month will make new low marks on account of tho harvesting, but after thai they are expected to take A jump Mill Itary District no lu um memoes Manitoba Saskatchewan and New On- tario, Military District No.' 12 not yet having "got into v a LIEUT. R. W. BUCHANAN A former member of the Lelllbridge Herald staflv who has loft Sarcee camp with the 137th Battalion for the east. MAN IS GERM Joe formerly proprietor of the Dallas Hotel, is lying in the emergency hospital at Leavenworth, Wash., suffering from a broken collar hone and Internal injuries received when his car 'crashed over an em bonltment near that town, rolling 100 feet before finally coming to a stop Mrs. MacDonald is also badly bruised iUacDonald and his wife were on their way to Spokane by auto and when taking the hill in Blewett Pass the brakes refused to work, the car going over the side into Ingalls creek. .MacDonahl left here about 10th to take up his residence in the state of Washington. MINER SUICIDES NEAR FERNIE (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Aug.. miner named Ewing Livingston, committed suicide by cutting his tnroat; at Coal Creek last night. Chief Constable Welsby was notified at once and the the body was brought to Fernie. leaves a wife and children at Calgary C. P. R. STOCKS New York, Aug. sale" of C. P. R. today.'was- at Paris, Aug. is reported that Qcrmany. is taking over the defenses of Trieste, sending troops especially organized for that purpose, says a dispatch to the femps from Milan. FURTHER ADVANCES v Rome. Aug. ad- loi the Italians in the campaign against the Auslrians east and southeast of Gorizia were announced today by the office Austrian trenches along ll'L Monte Pecin- ika, on the northern edge of Car- so plateau and the neighborhood of San Caterina and San Marco, east of Gouzia, have been taken. The ofhciil statement follows: "On the Carso and in the hilly area eaat of Qorizia, heavy artillery and trench inortars are active. Our infantry succeeded in capturing the enemy trenches along the slopes of Monte Pecinka on the. northern edge of the Carso and in the neighborhood of San Caterina and San Marco, east of Gor- izia. Evidence Shows Final Plans Showed Much More Work Than Was Ever Done Regina, Aug. S. Carpenter, who was deputy, minister of public works .part of the time the Eattleford asylum building was under construc- tion.' frfi the stand before the Haultaiir commission this morn- ing with J..-F. counsel for J. E. Bradshaw, continuing his, examin- ation. The first point taken up was the arrangements under which the water works 'and sewage system were constructed. In regard to this, two letters from Carpenter to the Saskatchewan Build- ing Construction Co., asking for in- formation on prices for the work, v.-'ere read. While these were still unanswered a letter finally confirming an agreement for construction of the work was sent, by Carpenter. A let- ter still later from the company to the department, cave the prices ask- ed for by letter from the department to the company referred to the 'agreement made by Mr. Coltmau" the "government archi- tect, at the time. Bryant remarked that Coltman at the coast, had given .evidence that the agreement was made' by Hon. A. P. McNab with the contractors on the ground at Battleford. witness admitted to Haultain that Coltman would have no authority to conclude an agreement. When the letter asking that the water-works plans be returned to the department in order that changes might be made, was put. in, Bryant said he was instructed that the water plans brought, down In the legislature this year showed work three times as great as had actually been tiuiie. Caroenter said he could not say whether there were two sets of plans or what changes were made in the'original plans. iIn Effort To Uphold Tottering.Empire of Franz Joseph, Kaiser Arranges To As- sume of The End (By Andre Milan, via London, Aug. meeting between the Ger- man imperial chancellor Dr. Von Bethmann-Holhveg, German foreign minister, Dr. Von Jagow and Baron Burian, the Austrian foreign minister, at Vienna, with renewed rumors of the impend- ing nominaiion of Count Andrassi as Austrian foreign minister, is evidence that events of almost transcendant importance are preparing in the Austrian capital. Count Andrassi represents the party of absolute surrender by- Austria to Germany. He idolizes the German Emperor and is idolized by him. It is likely that pressure has been brought by Berlin to force the acceptance of Andrassi on the Austrian govern- ment as a sort of compliment to'the appointment of Field-Marshal Von H. Denburg to the command of the Austro-German armies in the east. Thus, if Andrassi is appointed successor to Baron Burian, it will mean a closer union between Vienna and Berlin. Andrassi has been back and forth between Vienna and Berlin frequently, fio-uratively speaking to kneel at the feet of the Kaiser. As if to counteract the policy of Andrassi, the Hugarian party of inde- pendence, under Karolyi has received considerable extension. Numerous adhesions pour in from provincial centres. Vienna papers, on the other hand, deprecate Karolyi's movement and hail the arrival of the German chancellor .with delight. These are decisive hours for both' the German and Austro-Hungarian em- nires says Freie Austria means the imminent downfall of 'Germany and therefor Austria-Hungary must be saved at all costs, even at that of handing over its politi- cal as well as its military direction to Berlin. Amidst it-all one can hear the death hnell of the Austro-Hun- garian empire sounding. GERMAN BRIBE FOR ROUMANIA Bucharest, via London, Aug. 16 __The Epoc announces, that Ger- many has offered territorial com- pensation to Roumania at the ex- pense of Austria, in return for Roumanian neutrality in the war. CITIZENS FAVOR FILTRATION BY A GREAT MAJORITY Poll Yes No South Lethbridge 264 46 North Lethbridge 128 .30 Total Majority In favor Total votes Spoiled ballots Total voters 382 76 458 1 459 Lethbridge citizens.want filtered wa ter and voiced their wishes at the polls yesterday by a five to one Ale tory over the opponents of the pro- posed filtration system. The polling booths were never overcrowded with voters, the total vote cast being only about one-fourth of the number on the voters' list. But thosolwho did vote did a decisive job of !t, and even the opponents to the measure this mim- ing admitted that the sentiment in favor of installing the plant was much stronger than they imu believed. 11 wouM have liked to have seen 1 larger voto said Hayor In commenting on the result what' there was of.it was decisive, and we are .quite auro that when the money bvlaw is set down for vote the people will give just as big a majority." The Next The fact that a money bylaw will have to be submitted before going much further has .placed tha commis- sioners In a quandary. They wish to award .the contract so as to get the work started as soon as possible, but thes realize that it will take at least onth to prepare and advertise the MARKETS Spot Track whaaf October wheat October October flax 45% WEATHER ch Wenthtr H'Sti Lew 53 Fair and cooler, few local ihowert bylaw before it can be voted on. Mean time they may let .the contract provi sionally on -the bylaw being passed. Mayor Hardie and Commissioner Grace leave shortly for the cast. On their way they will see one of the Jewell probably that at Min- neapolis. .Then, oil their return they will be 'able to .'award the contract. While in the cast also they will see what they can do with treasury notes in the big money markets. In tne meahtlnip Acting Mayor Free- man will'have the bylaw prepared and advertised; will get the consent of the Public Utilities Board .on the measure, so as to be all ready to vote in the shortest possible time-allowed by the city charter. It is possible, however, that the council may decide to go ahead with part of the work immediately. There are voted some time ago for a new.intake which will be used in con nectlon with the filtration plant. Work win Ukoiy either on tha in take Or on the foundations of the til tration plant.1' decision will made for fi cotfplc of days Ottawa, Aug. is understood that the four or five thousand artil- lery in training at Peta- wawa will go overseas in the near future. The artillery brigades which have been at Potawawa tor as couple of months past are now in an excel- lent stale of efficiency-and'the call ot the war office is for still more guns at the front. The artillery at Petawawa will be replaced for training purposes by bat- teries now at Barriefleld and other camps. L: Infantry forces .are now moving overseas at tlie rate of about a month, and this rate will probably be maintained until autumn. About 100.000 troops will ,be kept In Canada during the winter, continuing train- ing until the troop movement recom- mences in the spring. New York. Aug. tic up of not only every surface line in greater New York, but of the .elevated and sub-way lines as well.j was threaten, ed .today by William F. Fitzgerald, general organizer of the Amalgamat M association of street and electric employees, other un- ion leaders'yesterday charged .Theo- P Shonts, president of the New York Railways Company, with, dis charging strikers who had returned to work interfering wilh_ tho organi- zation of carmen and of vloIaflnTpTtRfi which ended the Harry Whitla, Horwood's Coun- sel, Withdraws Sensational Statements He Winnipeg, Aug. statement made by Harry Whitla, K. C., and tak- en down in writing, by: the crown., counsel was incorrect and misleading MrVVWritfe declared this morning, in. the course of ins examination by the crown, in the ex-ministers' trial. The statement was not read to the court, but R. A. Bonnar, K.C., conducting the re-examination of the witness for the crown, dvew Whitla's attention to cer- tain passages. "The said Mr. "Whitla, who was formerly solicitor for V.: W. Hot-wood, "was made by me in .the presence of my own counsel, Mr. Sym- ington, and Mi Coyne, I told Coyne and Sjmington that it was in- correct misleading. "I was labor- ing under a very fatal misapprehen- sion when I made it. The statement was made two or three months after the events described, he said and at a.time when be was under "a high nervous as the1 result 'of wliich he confused the names ot Dr. R AI Simpson and James, H. How- den. Counsel asked many Question about; Howden in connection with the pay- ment by Dr Simpson of the second which was sent to Salt. Whitla declared that Dr. Simpson gave-him this money and that Kowden had nothing'to do with it. Mr. Whitla .was on the stand'all forenoon and his evidence was not concluded. ANOTHER BODV RECOVERED Fernie, Aug body of A. Ficon, aJaborer, was -recovered and brought out of the mine at Michel( this morning This leaves five yet t6, recover and it Is thought that today will end the search. CHOLERA OUTBREAK Nagasaki, outbreak tts. resulted in One hundred and nine been recorded. ._ ;