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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta ROYAL EDWARD !S TORPEDOEl is been sunk by a The official statement say.s: -it Dresent-available tlie transportbai Not Yet Reached in Campaign in the Eastern Theatre London, Aug. the land fighting I crisis not been reached In the present stage of tha campaign. Grand Duke Nicholas, the Russian com- will not be able to, mmn the safety of his armies until-the menace presented by 'VpsyiMltni of. field Marsha! in.KUriand tt re- moved.- Ifr.ttie-Biusk district of Kur- land German. army has best! driven- RlvcrT whMs Kovno IB still stewi- mlng the German tide. The'ehlef in tnl! rDjion north of Niemen. FOBT TAKEN Berlin, Aug. 17.--0no of the I eiiflyfos of Kovno, between tWe Nijuien and to trts south the main fortlflca- Uili, hat bus" captured by the W1THKAISER, MAY RESIGN London, Aug. corres- pondent at Amsterdam says a re- port current there that Emperor Wil- liam lias quarreled with the Imperial Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg ind that the Chancellor's resigna- tion is imminent. Germans, it was'said, by German Army headquarters today. Expect Resistance Amsterdam, via. London, Aua- is telegraphed to by the. war-oorreeiiondsnt of "the'Loksl Anjelger from the the eastern war-theatre, that the resistance of the Russians may be expected to Increase as the Austro-German front approaches the Russian line of defences. The correspondent declares that the Russians can sufficiently strong forces -te sn- able them to mike a serious pcrary resistance. TERRIFIC STORM SWEEPS S. TEXAS i' via wketess to Port -Sam 1, Houston, and telephone to San An- I tonio Tei., Aug. today I tonio, Tei., Aug. I has passed through one of the, worst I -.-l.lll- ll.n Tinal- ftftMon' VPSTS- i Paid by U. S., Now Goes Back to Pay 'War Contractors OR die Other Side LEO FRANK LYNCHED BY ANGRY MOB 17.-I.eo M. Frank, serving a'life term for the nnrder of Mary Ehagan, ths Atlanta 'acfO'fv'girl, and who was taken from ,he prison farm at Miledgcvillc last night, was lynched two miles cast of lere today by-the armed( posse which took was banged to a tree. and now is ready to repair the dam- ige done by last night's-hurricaae. Five feet of water stands in the city, and is slowly draining off. Two fires, started today, are yet .to be placed under control. The transport McCleHan, late last jight, broke from its moorings and Irlffed half a mile out to seaward. The Commercial wireless station "at Port Arthur is out of commission, and the big aerial masts at ;rockett are down. Dallas Devastated Daflas, Tex., Aug. 7.45 this morning, San Antonio and Austin save been added to the isolated cit- ien, indicating that the tropical storm which struck' Galveston yesterday is working considerable distance inlanc, Galveaton, Houston and Beaumont sUtl were cut oft. from all wire com- munication- Telegraph and. :tele- phone companies stated, their princi- pal difficulty at 7.30 in restoring com- munication to Galveston and Beau- mont was. the fact tiiat all lines had .been severely damaged in halt a doz- en or more in the .vicinity of Houston. Sensational teaks in Two U. S. Depts. Being Investigated Providence, R.I., Ayg. Providence Journal prints-the. fol- lowing today: "Officials of government have been Inveetijat- ing leaks In 4he State and Treaa- ury 'departments, from belh ef which information has continual- ly gone to the German EmbssayV "At lesst two persons in State department are under sus- picion, and at least four connect- ed with the Treasury department. "The government Is said to have In its possession proof thlt" these leaks have been constant, and that important and valuable information, particularly in con- nection with investigations, has constantly found Its way into the possession of Count von Bern- storff and Captain Soyed." TWO WERE ELECTROCUTED Montreal, Que., Aug. men were killed and a thini probably 'fat- ally injured through, accidental, elec- trocution at Chambly; near Montreal, today. They were working over..the Chambly Canal, repairing high ten- sion -wires when the arm of their der- rick touched two of the wires. No Details of Disaster Yet Available- No Names Was Formerly a C. N. R. Liner Kill One Trooper in Scrap Near Re-enforcements London Aug. the stand- point of the entente allies the near western situation is clearing witn "the assertion officially inspired irqm Nish that Servia's attitude is not ir- reconcilable but the settlement must be--more general than a mere-reetifi- tlon of frontiers in one locality. For- mer Premier Venizelos having been summoned by King Constantino, is expected to be once more in the sad- dieLtomorrow. Roumania is becoming more determined in her to permit passage of munitions to Tur- key across her territory. 9 Ottawa, Out., Aug. last of the Bank of England' gold, which found its way to Canada and to the vaults of the Dominion'treasury from New York, shortly after the out- I break of- -war, was shipped again south today! Today's shipment to- talled something tike .over Shipments to New York have been coing on the pant' few' n-eeks. Over a hundred millions, of American gold, forming .a balance in that form of specie due to Great .Britain in the Bn- Ited States .found ita way to Canada during the days when the Atlantic was unsafe for travel, and when Ger- man cruisers still lurked 111 Its wa- ters. To avoid the risk of sending the gold to England, of course, the rates this large quan- tity of the precious metal was ship- ped to Canada for safe ke'eping until it should be needed. Since, it has left in- consignments of many mirilons to pav for purchases of war supplies made" in the United States by Great CYCLONE IN HAYTI Port an Prince, Hayti. Aug. violent cyclone has de- vastated the entire southern side of the Haytien Republic. There have been numerous victims in the towns along the coast. London, Aug. Admiralty's record of transport- Ing great numbers of troops to the various fighting zones with- out loss of life, so far as reported officially, bas been broken, after more than a year of war. The torpedo of a submarine nas at last found the mark, transport Royal -Edward1 hab gone to the bottom in the Aegean Sea, with a loss of life which may reach 1000. _ The Royal Edward is a C.N.R. steamer, 'ordinarily running be; tween Montreal and Bristol, Eng- land, but which was. chartered as a transport by Britain some time aao. She was carrying troops and medical men to the Darda- nelles when sunk. No details of just what happen- ed are yet available. Nor is there any list of lost. is supposed that the 'boat mS'y' .carrying drafts of Canadian medical men for the Army Medical Corps- names have -yet_been do- (Continued on Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 17.T- About .one .Mexicans, un-' der cpve.r of darkness, last night., lorded the .near Mer- cedes, about 30 miles up the riv- er from here, .and partly surround- ed of the 12th United States cavalry. They killed one and wounded For a time It .was .reported that the Mexicans'were advancing on Mercedes, but' at midnight all had disappeared. Soldiers and posses are search- ing the brush for them. Reinforcements have' been or- dered' to Mercedes by autc'mo- bill YUAN "MIGHT BE EMPEROR Peking, Aug. project of proclaiming himself emperor is being discussed by- Yuan Shi Kai, presi- dent of with his immediate .supporters, and Prof. Frank Johnston Goodnow, of John Hopkins University, legal adviser to Say Troopship "Merion" Has Also_Been Torpedoed Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. brought over on the American liner Dominion, which arrived yesterday Dominion, from Liverpool, were to .this--effect that the American liner Merion, re- quisitioned by the British Admiralty as a troopship, had been sunk bj the (ire of. tho Turkish batteries at the Dardanelles. The Merion took out from Liver- pool for the Dardanelles a general cargo of food supplies, and many sol- diers, being practically a troop ship. Slio was in charge of Captain Hiok-' son, on officer of. the--British Naval Reserve force, who succeeded Cap- tain Hill, her former commander. The Merion, like her sister ship, Haverford, had been running in the American line service between Phil- adelphia and Liverpool tor several, years. Subs Attack English Coast mage was slight and there were no casualties. Proceed at Once With Steel Laying Chinese government, who FALL WHEATCUTTING GENERAL, SPRING_WHEATREADY The announcement made by Supt. Walker, of the C.F.R., yesterday af- ternoon, to flic cllect that steel-lay- ing on the new line east of Sort most would be commenced at once, 1 comes as a welcome announcement to the farmers of that district, .w-ho Vancouver, Aug. T. Chase Casgrain announced at a Canadian club banquet, in Vancouver today that he had been officially ad- vised by the minister of miutia that fifteen thousand of the Canadian sol- diers now in Britain will be-sent to the Dardanelles. Good News; from Dardanelles Athens, Aug. reinforce- ments landed last week hear Subla Bay, on the Gallipoli. peninsula, have fought their way southward jnd ef- fected a junction with the New Zea mane m -------Landers near Qaba Icpe Britain and of tho large amount ship- Despatches from Mitylene today pedI here only "the little small said the new British artil crybroke From all districts adjacent to Leth- bridgc come reports, today from Her- ald correspondents to the effect that harvesting of the big grain crops-is getting under way under very satis- factory conditions. Cutting ol fall wheat' is general this, week, .and spdns wheat will be ready in .11) days. Some arc cutting oats now but this crop, generally speaking, will-be at least two weeks more in ripening. So heavy-is the stand of grain this year, that much more twine is being used than was at first calculated .up- on. RAYMOND Raymond, Aug. crops m this district are in ideal condition and are ripening fast. No cutting JIM been done as yet, but this week will sec a start made on fall grain. The spring wheat will probably ripe for at least ten days "Oats are doing wonderfully well this yeir, and while the acreage is not particuUrly large, wheat being the principle crop, the yield will be a record one There is considerable barley in-this vicinity also, and a heavy is reportep. Last night's storm stems to causal little or no ms your correspondent cm aawrUil this -writing. There wsut no lull. Tfce hwrtiw, wM.'fsfr heaw but with hot days, the grain bushels is not at all too high. 0; ..r-rlLlJT will all come up barley and flax are also doing sp weighted down will all come up naturally again. MAGRATH JIasrath, Aug. 1C. Cutting has commenced. in the. Ivlagrath district Some rve has also been cut and threshed. C. Sindliuger threshed- a field that Averaged 45 bushels to the i acre a e It required four pounds ot twine to the acre to cut this crop. lie crops here are a little earlier than usual and.this week cutting will be general The hot days of last week did wonders for the wheat, and all over the district can be seen fields with the welcome tinge of gold. Magratlris going to harvest 'the bieeest crop in her history. This is admitted by all. Never has there been such crops and an average of thirty MARKETS October i October oats ............1 Octebsr barley handling the biggest crops in the his- bushels is.not at all too high, uacs, announccnienl conies as a barley and flax are also doing splcn-. n! thc jOI11. 0[ inspection re- arid will thresh out heavy. made by Grant Hall, second Tlie labor situation will soon be a yjcn_prBS manager of western problem here. Farmers interviewed by the Herald, while not particularly ]las also been one -in worried: over the situation at tlnsj thl! of trade has taken a stage, slated that it would assume a, 'continually bringing to grave aspect when the harvest was of the railway company at full swing. CARDSTON Aug. date finds the crops in -tlllf best possible condi- tion. Th'is --ilis'tricf stands fair to reap the largest crop in. its history, although this does not necessarily mean that the yields will he the, fall wheat is v v practically general, throughout tew WEATHER Fair and wsinn, U. S. Accepis Arbitration but is Anxious Kiiow of the Future Washington, DC, Aug American replv to Germany's hut Keen interest, coiiimmiuiv the attention of the railway 'company LU vjeiumuj the needs of the country. S S. Dun- on the smkljjg ot the American. ham, second .victe-presidcnt of the Un- j w the P pryc, A T lins nilill, ScwUllU itcd Farmers of Alberta, has been active in keeping the matter before tlie company on behalf of the farm- ers of the Foremost country. pracLicuiij n.iu.itjMi... district the case of Mountain View and Taylorville dis- tricts. Cutting in the Glenwoou, Hill Spring' and Woolford vicinities started a week ago. It is expected that fall wheat will average 40 bush- els to the acre, while-volunteer crops, of which there is considerable, will average perhaps 20 bushels. 'Dr. G. Robertson; to the cast--of town, last Thursday started sixteen binders at work on 1000-acrcs of the latter var- iety he" expeots will run 30 RED CROSS DANCE In -IcvV, i nc buflbjels to. the acre. Kyc, for Thursday evening a public dance for the benefit of the Red Cross funds will he held in the Chinook the members have kmdiv donated for the purpose The billiard tables are being removed, and the handsome hall wil'i be an Ideal place for a dance Pro- vision is being-.made, for "a. a large crowd. Sit HI n g LUC -i made public here today by the State department, accepts the proposal damages be fixed bj a railed commit- sion, and that the disputed treaty pro- visions be submitted to arbitration the Hague, but calls on Germany for a statement meanwhile as to whether she intends to conduct her operations in r her interpretation of the American treaty, or those of. ed States A. THOMAS LEAVES Ottawa, Ont, Aug Thomas, the >da of Mr Divtd minister of munitions !i government, leaves ton) _ tor' Toronto, and wrtl every ;