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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta r ypLUMB VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, .WEDNESDAY, AUGUST. IS, 1911: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1915 MUNITION FACTORY OF TODAY fjermans Press 400 Gannon Seized at Kovne NO CANADIANS ON TRANSPORT Sydney, N.3., Aug. E. J. Johnstone, naval surgeon London, Aug. IS.-The fall of the Russian fortress of Kovne announced in IJerlin today, makes eastern situation more critical. The Russian armies apparently have not been able to re-organize siilliciently to check the Austro-flerinau advance which is being pushed steadily against the ring of strong forts which form the outer defense to the Petrograd prov- inces. The armies of the central pow- ers show no disposition to relax pres- sure-on the eastern front, nor are. they likely to-no so until they have tried once' more to separate the Rus- sian northern and southern armies ani capture Brest Litqvsk. K'ovrie Taken by Storm Berlin, Aug. .following an- nouncement was made here officially today "The fortress of Kovne, together with all, the forts aid a large amount of war .material which has net been determined, has been in German "hands since 'last night. More than four hundred vcannon were taken. The fortress was captured by storm in spite of the most tenacious resist- ance by the Russians." to tho St. Lawrence patrol fleet, Is in receillt of a cable from his son, Liout. L. Howard Johnstone, at present training in England, which Bays: "There were no-Canadians on board the transport Royal Edward, sunk in the Aegean Sea on Sunday." Of shomen ar S uothat no to carry on the work, though a little difference In the quality of Oho work i SUNK IN .7 MINUTES Constantinople, via Berlin and Amsterdam, Aug. ficial announcement.was made today that a German submar- ine had torpedoed and sunk the British transport Royal Edward in the Dardanelles. The trans- port was sunk by a single tor- LIFE AND PROPERTY LOSS IS HEAVY IN TEXAS STORM pedo, sinking in minutes wfler it was struck. The 'iOss of life is believed to have been heavy, though other vessels helped to pick up the surviv- ors. ff't TEN ARE KILLED IN AIR RAID ON LONDON London, outskirts of London were raided-last night by Zeppelins and several persons -hilled. The damage to property was unim- portant. f--------------------------------------------O Ten Killed Ten persons were killed and 36 .in jurcd in a Zeppe'iin raid over the east- ern counties of England last night, in which the outskirts .of. London were reached; The official statement re garding the air raids says one Zeppe lin is believed to.have been .hit. The damage to property is .insignificant it is declared. The capture of two additional forts at Nove Georgievsk, with twenty can non .and six hundred prisoners, is re ported by -Berlin, which also declares that FieM Marshal von Mackcnzen, on the. south front; has-driven .the Board Economizes, Appointing Only Three to Fill 'the Vacancies perceptible. SffiS copy oi the sixth Chronicle-'Of Waco, _ edition of the Houston Tuesday, says Twelve soldiers were _ killed -_at during last night's storm when the Thompson building, a new three storey structure, collapsed. Eight were killed by falling bricks, while four were drowned later. About 30 or 40 civilians, many of them w.o- mcn and children, also lost their Ine Militars rule has liceu established persons were drowned at Laporte, at Utv and the soldiers arc 20 oi Houston, on fishing corpses out of the water L" fast as they can be located." IN DAMAGE ANTONIO MILLION Trinity FIVE MILLIONS LOSS AT HOUSTON Texas, Aug. or three lives have been lost in Hous the Houston unron.cic issura at o.ou ton as the result of the storm, iind Tue.daj afternoon recencd here ear-I the damage was placed at 000 Iv tqflat estimates the storm dam-] according to a conductor of the A wh- an m that city at about ison, Topeka and Santa Fe freight No mention, is'.made of any loss of train which passed through here this lite in Houston, but it is said six! morning. AT SAN San Antonio, Aug. copy of the Houston Chronicle issued at the Bug and into the of "the fortress -of One would almost imagine that the war was drawing the women away to the front instead of the men, irom the experience this summer of the I ethbndge Public fachool Board Sit- ting last night the board accepted the resignations of five of the lady teachers, Misses Jackson, Dunn, Die- ,scth, Pound, Derringer; A. G. Cam- eron, principal oi Galbraith school, has also resigned. In filling these positions the board has delivered a stroke of economy rearranging classes and in some ca'ses doubling three, teachers e been engaged to do the work of Ihose just appointed are Sharman, Miss Nimmons and .Miss Conn, 'all of whom- are--former mem- hers of the staff There will be one Russians acrosi outer positioni Brest-Litqvsk. Dutch Fire on London, Aug. Handelsblad of Amsterdam says that .Dutch troops opened fire todav unon a German Zep- pelin which sailed Dutch tern tory. Bow Aug. F6w? ler, of this town, who was the road about .one-.mile town iestuda! in an unconsctou" condition, died in the hospital at Me: dicine Hat this afternoon. He was horseback and 'it is suiiicd that his horbe stumbled with him. He died without regaining con- sciousness. He .was operated on.list night tor concussion of the brain, by Dr Smythe of Medicine Hat His parents reside one mile west of to_wn. The. funeral will be held at Bbw.Tsl- and on Thursday EDITOR' BECOMES' .SECRETARY Winnipeg Man Aug H McDonald, former editor of the Moose Jaw Times, was'today appointed pri yate secretarj to Hon T d Johnson minister-of Public Works for Manito- ba. RED .CROSS: DANCE teacher in each school and each teachef will have avout pupils Wants More Salary W. (1B. Frame, had been ap- pointed principal of Oalbraith school salary of before accept- The .public are taking thusiastic interest, in, the dance to be.held on Thursday.evening in the Chinook club in support ty ing the position, asked the board to reconsider the salan He contended that (1100 was inconsistent with the scale of wages The board realised tins and iccordmgl) mcrea id salary to Pursuing its policy of economy the board will not ap point a teacher to (II the in Grade VIL Central school, caused by Mr Frame's transicrenoe Praises Cadets The public school. cadet corps .was the subject; of high commendation from Lol Cruikshanks, DOC He remarked upon the increased enroll ment ind high efficiency of the corps as a whole, particularly that of the High school corps which lie particularly mentioned" Home Guard Use Rifles A communication was recened from Outhil enclosing a cheque for of the Red Cross funds Ow ing to the hot weather the dance will be informal dress optional Tickets are on sale at Jackson Co Higinboth am s Hiclt-Sehl s and Heilej s or ma> be obtained at the door Double tickets, Jl50 single SI 00 It is hoped that a large number will take ad -vantage of this means of help mg a good cause Card tables will be provided for those wmrdo not dance probable that the result will be the earls entr; ot Greeci. into the war oh the" side oi the entente allies. _Will.Forrm New Cabinet London i'u? 18 Ex-Premier Eleutheribs Venizelos today notified King Constintme 101 his readiness to form a new Grecian cabinet in suc- cession to tie Gournais ministry, resigned esterdaj at the op- mng before Supt renuetainer enmg of the Greecian parliament, ac- yesterdaj afternoon cording to i despatch to the Central __ e. Annnni frnm Atnens. FOR SEDITION Charged .with sedition, Fred Kalin- ohuk, John Kasmuliak and A'iec Luzak the three appre bv the Mounted Police at Coalburst ere. gn en their prehmin ary hearing before Supt PennefaHier at the Bai lacks yesterdaj afternoon It vvas claimed by felloe workers, in the mines where these men that they had from time to time Used seditious language partlci larlv when discussing .the. war..'., -The witnesses for the prosecution, were George. Stefanmk, Pred Kraciu and Radian Jurouski The substance of their tev idence was to the effect that-John- Kasmuliak was a subscriber an American newspaper printed trian. .A numbei' of the in the habit of congregating at John's house, and discussing the war news; John and the pther two men accused made on many '.occasions re- marks about the: war. It was testified that they had niade such statements as that the Russians Former Premier to Form -for Allies London, Aug. change is reported in; tho diplomatic situation m the neai cast' Former Premier Venizelos of Greece, has asked for iour dajs m to study condi- tions He is believed to have arrived at an understanding v> ith King Con- stantinc it is- now considered (Continued on Page WILL NEED 100 TRAINS FOR FOREMOST GRAIN municatton from the board regarding Ihc i-se of the lines He did not ex- According to reports received by Walker of the C P R, and ojhem tint of fait wheat istrigt has Veen cur cent of the Fore- In the country raott, to the n'ong the new line, it IB estimated who are th. nflra twice a week, tbTlSSl who state that the is con one, be 000 bushels of ;graln In that country this fall If that is tbe case, and I hetieve it will MM a prominent min-wno i> In touch with situation it will requlare something like one hundred trains of 25 cars each to carry grain down there That tome of facilities that needed by the farmers In that if their grain is to be got to mkfl In proper Nows Agcncj !rom Athens. Alta., Aug. El- rg Co. of. Lethbridge have commenced the erection of their new elevator at this point, which will 'be the'third in Foremost. The building operations h-ne been somewhat 'de- layed until lumber arrives, but the will be rnsiied to completion when this arrhes All the elevator accommodation possible will be re- quired to handle the crops in this district, and the turee here will nol be any too many It is stated thai there will be no elevators built east of here- at-the new stations this .year It is understood that the Lake o! the Woods Milling Co will also erect jui elevator here, which will make the fourth. MARKETS October wheat Oetobtr-satt October barley WEATHER Will Cape- H.aytien, Aug. other detachment- of .American rnarines. has .been landed from the warthipY off th'is port. The rebels have refused to difarm, and in some sections have ex- pressed a desire-to fight the Gain of 500 Yards Made in Fierce Fighting on Gallipoli Turkish Attacks are Repulsed London, Aug. further advance of 500 yards by the Al- lied troops on the Gallipoli Pen- insula, is announced'in a report from General. Sir Ian Hamilton, the British Expeditionary Com- mander-in-Chief, was given out here today. The statement fol- lows: "Sir Ian Hamilton reports that in the southern zone the situation was unchanged during the 14th and 15th. The Turks kept up the usual artificry fire without much effect, "In the northern zone, the right flank of the Australian and'New Zealand army corps position was heavily attacked during the night of the I4th-15th, but all were repulsed. Suvla, the troops on the left flank made a( short advance on the afternoon of the 15th; with a view to straightening out the line. They moved under considerable guard and rifle fire, and gained about 500. yards, capturing a Turkish tronch and taking two officers and 20 other prisoners." TURK LOSSES HEAVY ON LAND AND SEA i Athens, Aug. is learned.from an authora- tivc Turkish source that the Turkish losses in the latest Gallipoli battle reached a total of and that 600 men were; drowned In the sinking of the Khcyr-Ed-Pin.' __________ 20th Battery Arrived in England Safely To-day HAVE Just at press time thu after- noon, the Herald was informed that a cablegram J had been re- ceived from Major Ripley, com- manding the 20th Battery, to Mn. Ripley, to the effect that the 20tn had reachea England, today. The 7th Brigade of Artillery, com- manded bv Ijieut Col J S. Stewart of-fietlibridge, and it Is believed, alia the 20th" Bitten, ivhich is-'attaclied to the 5th Artillery Brigade, havjearr rhed safely 111 England A cablegram' was recehed this morning from Cap- tain Gibson, pa> master with. Col. Stewart, saving that the 7th. had ar- med, with some of the Lethbridga boys This is taken to mean that tna 20th is also now in England, as it known that they sailed about tie time as the 7tli Brigade. The -Eublic.School ses- sion last'' evening -did -hot any appointment'to the position or High School principal, is vacant as the result of the resignation ot T E to -accept' an Inspectorate. There were 29 applicatibns before the Board; but to post- pone a permanent appointment for a time. The appointment E. Ferguson to a nosition on the High school, 'was confirmed William" Gray, who recently resign- ed is ap- plying for re-appointment.-. The Board are considering his application. Foremost, Vug 17 the gaso- line tank in the pool hall here was struck bs lightning in the terrific electrical storm on Monday, and the building was bet afire, the whole n'usi- ness section of the town 7, as threat- ened with destruction The quick wolk of the citizens, vented a great deal oi damage being done The pool hdll itself was dam aged considerably i boarding house in the town, was also struck, the roof damaged. During the. s hail did damage, to'about 800 of crop in the district. and THIEF ENTERS DOWNER- HOUSE, GETS JEWELRY A burgler who must been an expert at his professior, entered the residence of W Donner on Third avenue somctimer after midnight last niEht and stole jewell) to value of ncarlj from Miss Downei s, room, and a small-amount of money. from the room of Mi Downer He also ransacked the cabinet containing the silver, and the downstairs, but before he could make his full haul, must have been disturbed made good his escape The police are wording on the case The strange part ot it is that though the thief entered the room where Miss Downer asleep and also entered Mr Downer's room, no- body in the house was an are ot the burglary until tins morning The burglar had entered the back pantry by cutting the screen He visited Miss DownerV room and took the from her dresser This clothps Downstairs the thief had a meal from tho pantry, then started LO gather up the silverware and oth- er articles when he became alarmed by some noise and got away There is no trace as to the gujlty party. MOOSE JAW EDITOR DIES Winnipeg, Man, Aug- Clegg, former citv editor of the Sloose Jaw-Times, died Rochdale, 'Lanes, Ehgland The cause of death was diabetes, from which Mr Clegg was suffering when he left Moose Jaw last October and went home. ho took mjo the other room and sotted thejewelis, sorieu to I valuabfe articles In Mr Downer s 53 I room he found a srnall sum of money room e oun a and wnim I m PpclreU ot_LMr Downer's Maclcod, Aug' 17 guilty ol the serious offence of horse steaHng, Verne Ourrence, a youtnful rancher irom the Claresholm district, vtQ sentenced to two years, less one day, in the Lethbridge jail by His Honot Judge Jackson The animal in ques- tion was the property of Rees v nas of Claresholm, and was missed r by him in Julj, 19H The horse'ww then two jears old and He next saw it m September or Op-; _ tober at a neighboring rancher s.> _ was then branded, but he swore _ positively the animal was his. Sev- eral other witnesses also swore to the identity of the liam Barr, another rancher, swore purchased the horse Irom the acclls- ed J Accused gave evidence m his own betalt and swore he purchased the animal from a man named Roy j lace, y-ho has since quit the country. but he was severely cross-examined by' Issistant Crown Prosecutor H. Edmondson, wrho crrefully over his in: horses. took him very previous dealings THIRTY GRAIN TRA4N8 DAILY Winnipeg Man, Aiig Bury, vicepiesldent-s'd generti matt- having stated during credited recwrt in" Winnipeg that fht move the grain Jrom the rate of '-DUSMlt