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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA'. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1915 NUMBER 212 TIP I ITS lulfu. LUOu Latest Report is That Score Have Been Eight Passengers Were Crew London, Aug. best in. formation now available indicates that" a score or more persons tost their lives in the sinking of the White Star liner Arabic by a Ger- man submarine yesterday morn- ing off the south coast of Ireland. Thus far It has not been deter- mined definitely Whether any Am- are among the dead. Dr. Edmund F. Wood of Janlo- vllls, WlE., snd Mrs. Josephine Bruguirere, an American, who has lived in Europe for some years, are missing. The White Star announced to- day that all but eight of the pas- sengers had been landed at Queenstown. Four of these are tald to tie Americans. According to information cabled to Wash- ington by Lewis C. Thompson, United States consul at Queens- town, however, Dr. Wood and Mrs. Brugulere are the only missing Amiericans. Sunk Without Warning Washington, D.C., Aug. only official dispatch on the Arabic received today was from Ambassa- dor Page at London. It is said his information, based on reports of tho White Star line, was that the shin- was torpedoed without warning. It jnade no mention of the two Ameri- cans still unaccounted for.. U. S. Must Act New N.T., Aug. the caption the New" York Tribune, says .editorial- ly: -V'. "In every detail the German attack upon the Arahic fulfils President Wil- on's definition of an act 'deliberately in.'riendly' to the United States. "Since such is the case, only one remains open to Mr. Wilson, here is only one course that he can ollow with'dignity and with honor. Without delay, further protest any diplomatic exchange whatsoever, the German ambassador in. Washington iho.uld receive his passports, the Am- erican ambassador in Berlin should be recalled." London Opinion London, Aug. newspapers n their, editorials dealing .with the sinking-of the steamer Arabic com- ment at length on the effect the ev. ent is likely to have on the relations between the United States and Ger- many. The Times says: "The fact that the Arabic was out- ward bound wipes away the whole web of falsehood and sophistry with which Germany sought to case in its impudent and mendacious reply to the American note on the Lusiranfa. There can be no pretence that the Arabic was carrying arrimunl- lion." ______ Fernie, B.C., Aug. to Uie niost frequent oc- currence here seems to be the de- parture of soldiers for the .front, which front extends from France to the far-away Dardanelles, and which soldiers Include men of many races: Dative Englishmen, Irish- men, Scotchmen, Frenchmen, S'iavs, 1 Russians and Italians. Last night a smoker was tendered to departing Italian, .reservists, from Fernie, and eleven from Gran- brook, by the citizens of Fernie. Victoria hall was again crowded to its capacity with the reservists and hundreds of their friends, who gath- ered to bid them God-speed on their long journey to the land of their birth. .Mayor Uphill presided in his uaua happy manner and opened the pro- graruine by a short'speech, in which lie paid high Fernie's pop- ulace, assuring, the boys that they had the appreciation of all- Fernie in this their supreme sacrifice .to the cause of patriotism, which was wider than the sea and loftier than tbe moun- tain tops upon which they were like ]j to do sone of tne fighting which mean death to some ol them hut glory to all.__________________ (Continued on page JI6NOR CICASTSi ItalloB Coesu1 at Ferhia TOO in rtrupeatil m gathering tts Italian ret-rvlsU left for their fcoaeland yesterday to enter toe w ar STEAM'YACHT WINCBfESTEfe'tfOVV 1'ART OF CANADIAN NAVY Kecent New York despatches tell ot the -purchase of tliib ,0 knot, tho Ustebt of ,.lc.isuiejailUs 1 j .Mr J K A Ross, the Montreal allegedly for use as a unit ot the Canaaian navy. The Nov. iork Heiald says her elegant fixtures have been torn out and given place to Buns and torpedo tubes. Inset is a picture ol says her elega Commander Ross. WHITE STAR 'BOVIC TORPEDOED New York, Aug. i-eceivcd here today bring .a report that the White Star liner Bovic has been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. The Bovic has been employed in the Australian service. She was a vessel oi' tons. No Passengars New Vork, local, of- fices of the White Star line were without direct news of the sinking Of the Boric, although they had heard the report which came, it was said, from London. The Bovic, it was by the of- by the ficials, was'a freighter, and on her last trip sa.'.ed August 8 from New- York for Manchester, Hngland. The Bovic is a slow boat, having a speed of about 10, knots an hour and ac- cording to officials should- just about be in the war zone today. When she sailed from here she was loaded to Fortress of Captured, According to Berlin Garrison Said to Have Surrendered capacity with a .general carso includ- ing, it is quantities of war munitions. The Bovic carried no pass- engers. The entire crew was signed up in] England and there were believed to be no Americans aboard. The crew consisted of about CO men. (Continued on Page NORSE WAR BOAT SCARES OFF RAIDER Chrjsliana-, Aug. 30, -via A'liormaii''submarine stopped the Norwegian mail steamer Irraa within 1 Reported That She Has Agreed to Terms of the Allies Aug. despatch lc the Havas 'Agency from Berne, Switzer- land, "says': Norwegian territory yesterday, but ____ the timely appearance of a Norwe- "According to information fijom gian torpedo boat on the scene pre-. semi-official Servian sources, Servia :nted further interference with the.1 has accepted the conditions of the- mail ship. "1 am quite confident that the far- mers will continue to command a1 good pries for their grain throughout the i'all and said H. N. Baird, of the well-known grain firm of Baird and Botterill of Winnipeg, who is on a visit to this district for a few days. Sir. Baird was in the city yesterday, and visited, the dis- trict "south towards Warner. "If the British government can secure the export of grain from this country to the old land, and I am quite sure they said Mr, Baird, talking to the Herald, "the farmer will be guaranteed a good price for his wheat. 1 understand .that the British, government is to make use of all the interned enemy's ships, and this will give them a greatly increas- ed tonnage. I am'confident that the carriage of grain across the Atlantic .will he fully "There has been 'very little grain as yet bought on contract." said Mr. Baird, "but there will be a good deal from now on. Many farmers have shown a disposition-" to'sell-for cash at prevailing prices, which, is about Today I received word from Win- nipeg that cnfi million bushels had been cleared through the Winnipeg market at about that pricn. Mr. Baird states that 'he has never seen such splendid -crops as Tthose in southern Alberta this year. allies and will consent to the occupa- tion ot Macedonia by the allies ,in exchange for a section of the.Dalma- tian coast and adjacent islands and the partition of Albania -with Greece except Avlona, which will remain iltalian. When this is accomplished the allies will transfer Macedonia to Bul- garia. The plan only awaits the ac- quiescence of CHOLERA SPREADING Zurich, Aug. min- ister of the interior, in a statement Just given out, admits that cholera is spreading in tbe southern war, according to a private dis- patch from Vienna. Six hundred and seventy new cases are reported. CHILDREN WILL AID HARVESTERS London, Aug. assist in the harvest, the education committee, of the county of Kent have released nearly 1500 school children.' Lapland Sunk? Queenstown, Aug. report was" circulated here today that the White Star liner Lapland had1 been sunk. There was no confirmation of this report, and it is considered pro- bable that the Lapland was confused with the British steamer New York City torpedoed. Thursday, whose crew landed today.- The Daily Toll London, Aug. Spanish steamer, Peria Castillo, and the Norwegian steamer Sverresborg, have been tunk by a submarine. Three of the crew of the Peria Castillo were saved. The fate of the-others, on that craft and'of those on the- Sverresborg British Steamer London, Aug. Swan- gea Leader reports Bri- tish- steamer New York City-Has- been sunk. The crew of the ves- sel has been saved. Two More Aug. British steamers Samara of Glasgow and Gladiator of Liverpool 'have been sunk. Londoni Aug. the west- ern front the French now _hold .the c.-ost roads between Lens and Arras, which, when-in posses- ilon of the Germans, formed a 'wedge for the allied line. Believe Such Action Ad- virsable in View of Pos- sible Emergencies London, Aug. possibility of the removal oi the Russian seat of government to Moscow is discussed by the Post's ljetrograd correspond- ent, who says "The Russians are calmly consid- ering the enormous advantage to the permanent well-being of the empire if forthcoming events should. compel the removal of the capital inland. Moscow, 'the premier capital, is still .the nerve centre'of the Empire upon which all railways converge from Archangel to Vladivostok, to Astrak- han and the Crimea." Berlin, via London, Aug. Official announcement was made here today of the the important Russian fortress of Novo Georgievsk, with more than 'rtten. The statement, fol- lows: "The fortress of Novo Georgievsk enemy's last bulwark in been captured after KOVNO IS NOW DEFINITELY TAKEN Kovno is now definitely in the hands of the Germans. The flanking movement of Field Marshal von Mac- kenzen grows more threatening hour- ly, and it would not be surprising if Grand Duke Nicholas should aban- don all efforts to form a new line Brest-Litovsk as the pivot. From Brest-Li to vsk to Ossowetz, which seems to be withstanding the Assaults of the heavy German guns belter than any other fortress, fierce stubborn resistance. "The entire garrison, Includ- ing over men, and an enor- mous stock of war material fell into our hands. "The Emperor left for Novo Georgievsk, In order to give thanks of himself and the father- land to the leader of the attack, General von Besseler, and fighting continues, with tbe advan- tage In favor of the invaders. Riga has again become the centre of a struggle on land and sea. Petro- grad states that the Russian warships protecting the G.ulf of Riga were com-. pelled to draw in closer, owing to tho. superiority of the German squadron. Further Retreat Berlin, Aug. left wing of Field Marshal von Mackcnsert's army has driven tbe Russians behind Kot- erkakiilva, southwest of Brest-Lit- ovsk, German array headquarters an- nounced today. Landing of Troops Was Not Fully Successful London, Aug. result of the landing oC British troops at Suvlu Bay, Gallinoli Peninsula, is regarded here as a "imrtial disappointment. The Turks had concentrated their forces in the Anqui little to the south, but were, able to send troops north in time to prevent ant advance by landing forces. It is believed here that no forward .move- ment of consequence is likely unless the British are reinforced consider-- ably. Italy-and Turkey May Break Italy and Turkey appear to be- on the brink, of an open-rupture.. The Italian public expects -war, which, would give their army' and navy; an with ,tho Allies in tho Dardanelles ASSISTED ALIENS Windsor, Ont., Aug! Lon- nee, Max Laker, and three Windsor men, recently convicted of smuggling Austrian reservists into, the 'united States, by rowing them across tbe riv- er to -Detroit, were yesterday given three months each in the Essex coun- ty jail, while Victor Carson was let off on suspended sentence. DUKE COMING WEST BIG DEMAND FOR BINDERS AND TWINE OVER-TAXES THE SUPPLY Local Houses Working Shortage of Binders-Enormous Supplies of Twine are Being Shipped: Out' ofXity-Cash Business is Larger Than Last Year 4 their supplies, and i nt., Aug. ind'-ation that Ottawa, Ont., Aug. H.H.H. the Duke of Connaugbt proposes to take.a the Facillt UMbt dbuUt the middle 4> of September was admitted ai Rideau hall today. Stops, it is expected, will be made alkali large centres between Fort William and the coastv The details of 'he itinerary and the personnel of the Dukes parts have not been definitely arranged but Will be ed later The chief ob'6ct of the 'Duke of Coamugat s ost- oru 'rip null be to -aspect tte vanous military camps twcen Ottawa tho Pae'ftc coast including trjoce wiTt Ontario. 4 So stupendous and .unexpected has been the demand for binder twine. and. implements, particularly binders; by. the farmers of southern Alberta this in their preparation to the biggest crop in their history, that' all local supplies of these commodi- ties is exhausted from day to-, day- and there threatens to be even a shortage in some lines, possibly mowers. All implement- firms in the city are working night and day: to keep up with the continual drain on already there: will not be.en- ough binders to meet the demands: So far as financial -arrangements arc. concerned, transactions with 'the farmers' are being carried -on upon a satisfactory basts uwir the stand point 'of the farmers. The strange part of the situation is that rainy .farmers are paying' cash, outright -for their outfits, the implement firms' re- porting that their cash business i great deal larger than thev ever an ticlpated The I H C ttate that their cash business tils year las teea elglit times -is of last year Those fareers, however who iff usable to caab are -ecc'vias cry coasideratios aod are able to iur cjuue on Maaonafcle SOiAr bought in th< naat ii cnctnid, state they-are disposed to be as lenient as possible with the farmers So far as can be learned by the Herald the implement concerns afe not (pressing their claims upon the farm'ers generally speaking, the disposition being to afford them ev- en opportunity of getting their big witho.ul undue emharrass- crops. ment The vaftt demand for implements is me indication ot the huge. crops that are read to be cut. Every Im- plement house in the city, and the- IH C wholesale house, which is the distributing house for all of thoisouth, report that they cannot get imple- ments particularly binders, in fast ara .1 them out. The Leth- bridge-Wcyburn Co. reports that it is sold clean out of mowers iiaJ rakes, and can place every binder it can get. ]t has also sold several threshing out- MARKETS October wliett Sitabf oi's.......... barley.....: WEATHER .Fair 70. Binders in Demand The great demand is, of course, for binders, and thij indication is, as be- fore stated, that there is likely to be a shortage of these Implements. Many farmers have nes'iected tp purchase these until late, for various reasons, one of .them'.probably being that they were unable to make tbe financial arrangements until such time as their crop was practically in sight. This has caused an unprecedented rush for binders arid, the local firms are haying a difficult time in meeting the demands. The I.H.C. distributing house here, according to Manager Sjloonep, 'sold over 600 binders already, and -cotild have placed -iaOO.' They EO'ld over 400 mowers and 175 rakes, and hid no more in stock, nor could they ge't more. An excellent business has' also been done by this company iit thresh- ing outfits, of which 35 sold, worth from to -per outfit. 'The demand for cultivators was particularly heavy said Mr Spoon er and we sold 150 tno wheel ma chines of the lireest iize This is a .good sigh as it indicates flat is befog dtfne this fa'l than othe- te the trade acid 2000 sect'ons harrow led 360 discs This was a little- is- 'low. the. average. __________ SUB AGROUND AT MOUTH OF THE BALTIC London, Aug. announce- ment was made today that a British submarine had been grounded on the sound. Fifteen her ..-crew were saved. The sound is the strait joining the Kattegat with the Baltic sea and divides Denmark and Swe- den. "_. The "oflicial announcement "A .British submarine, the.Jj-13, Lieut.' Commander Lay on its way to the Baltic, grounded yester- day on the Danish Island ol balt- hoim, in the Sound. _ "Fifteen officers and men are ,-IJre- ported to have been s'aved, while fif- teen are missing. Full details will be made public as soon re- ceived." Paris, Aug. interest-has been aroused to aa. extraordinary'. de- gree in the session, of the. Chamber of Deputies which re-assembled today; after a recess of .10 days..-It is ;ex- pecied that the government's conduct of the war will be discussed. .Alexan- dra Mlllerand, minister oi war, has .promised to reply to. the criticisms .of a group of deputies. Bntish Boats Aground in the Gulf of Mexico Galvcston, Texas, Aug. 20. Two British steamships, the Harleston and the EatonhaU, are aground at Swan Lake, on the mainland south- west- of Texas City. It is said that the EatonhallMS in a serious condi- .tfon. The department ot Agriculture a Edmonton has opened ah office at Sarcee Camp, Calgarj, for the pur pose of aiding the of furnishing soldiers for hanest labor There are, it is understood, four thousand soldiers ready to go to the han est fields. Farmers who deslrp such Help should place their ordeio -direct with the officer commanding at the camp at Calgary, as soon as possible Jimmie Hendrie (Coctltuitd on Page jitoWbj has oferai a coiplstsly a'ibpiiie 'id' ______ If tbs ofter if accepted ce Ipuiy chajsed and landed id EnilUd at the eipense of tre The ooit will be in ol Now on Furlough -Private James Hendrie of bridge, writing from the Red 'Cross Hospital, 1 Penlan South Wales, to B. N. Higinbotham, says SB follows 1 etppct to be leaving here in out two weeks time to go on fur lough My wound Is healing up Won- derfully, only leaving rny arm some- what .contracted. .J' can't quite it out but the doctor