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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1915 British Govt. States That Liner Was Not Being Convoyed Washington, D.C., Aug. wae announced at the State de- partment today that Ambassador Gerard probably will be directed to call the German government's attention to the sinking of the .White Star liner Arabic, and to ask an explanation. Not Convoyed "Condon, Aug. British government today authorized the that the steamship Ar- abic was not being convoyed when torpedoed by _a German submarine, Bornotorff Silent New York. Aug. Count von Bernstorff, German Ambassador, who was at the Rltz-Carlton Hotel, refused to- day to make any statement con- cerning the sinking of the White Star Mnftr Arabic by a German submarine. At the hotel, it was said that Count Bernstorff had remained in his rooms practically all day, and had refused to see anyone. Tension in U. S. Washington, Aug. 20. ULTIMAT'M TO TURKEY INCREASE BREAD ALLOWANCE Berlin, Aug. daily bread allowance has been increased from 200 grammes to 225 grammes, as a result of careful estimate of tho 1915 wheat crop. London Aug. The corresppnd- enl at Home of Hie Exchange Tele- graph Co. soys that the Italian note is in the nature of an ultimatum and thai the reply o! the Porte is ex- pected today. ROUTE 01 THE ROYAL EDWARD Indicating that the when sunk. ill-fated troop' Gen. Steele in Auto Collision, Slightly Hurt New Hamburg, Ont., Aug. 9.30 o'clock last night the extensive works of the Electric Metre and I Stamping Metal Co. were found to be on fire, which resulted in the to- lai loss ot t.he building and contents. At 10.30, the firemen had the fire un- der control. The factory employed 75 hands. The loss is estimated at between and .......___a forwarding affidavits ot American" survivors of the British liner Arabic brought ile- finite information the vessel was torpedoed without Warning, and that at least .some .Americans had been lost. ;_...- It that-but one point re- mained to be cleared the to ram the sub- marineUjr. .'Whether ,a change of Hie liner's, course the already British j.steamer Dunsley near- hy was misinterpreted, by 'tWV Ger- man submarine commander al a hos- tile approach! 56 Are Lost London, Aug. An amended list oi passengers lost on the Arabic gives a total of sixteen, which with forty members of the crew .who were lost, places the number of dead at fifty- Montreal, Que..'Aug. Lon- don correspondent of the Gazette, Tension in-1 cabled last night that MaJor-Gonera! Sam Steele, who came to England in command ot the second Canadian contingent, was thrown from his car yesterday, in a collision near the Metropole Hotel at Folkestone. He suffered a nasty cut on the bead, with bodily injuries, biit was not otherwise incapacitated. Accompanied by Gen- eral .MacDougaM and staffs, General Steele yesterday, inspected the ma- bine gun brigade. Montenegrin Fort Cetenje, Aug. 'artil- lery in the Citaro forts j bombarded batteries at. Comerig- schi, without success on Tuesday, the war office announced today. GOVT. WILL CREATE DISABLEMENT FUND Ottawa, Ont., Aug. it Js understood, will shortly be an- nounced by Senator.Lougheed, acting- minister of Militia of the creation of a disablement fund ,to supplement the pensions of men permanently injured in the war from time to time. There have been complaints that the- pen- sions accorded under the government scheme are inadequate, and in certain cases might entail actual hardship. It has been urged that the scale of pen- sions should be increased, but this, it is- felt, is unwise, in view of uncer- tainty as to the duration of the war, and the heavy financial demand which the establishment of ah over- generous scheme of. pensions would make. DISMISSSED FROM SERVICE London, Aug. A. J. Ner- der of the 8th Battalion of Canadian [nf'antry has been dismissed from the service by sentence of tial. Galveston, Texas, Aug. to- tal known deaths, from the hurricane both for Galveston Island and the mainland of ..South Texas today stood It 200. Lumber Yards Stocking Up To Meet Expected Heavy f Demands of The Farmers WHERE SUBMARINE SHELLED -..ENGLAND The map shows Hie location of IVhltehaven, Pnrt.oll -and Barrington, on the Irish Sen, which were shelled .by u Uonuau submarine. Naples! via .Paris, Aug. dispatch to the Mattino from Sal- onlka says that Bulgaria has con- centrated troops on the Turkish frontier. Already Joined? Washington, D.C., Aug. not officially advised of it, the Bul- garian legation here did not discredit an unconfirmed report current in Washington today that Bulgaria had already, joined-the Allies. "It is not said the first secretary ,the legal ion, "that my country has St. Louis, Aug. persons are known to have perished in the. flood that swept the west and squt-h- wcstcrn'part of St. Louis and some of the suburbs yesterday-, and ;two persons are missing. NMne found today, one that of a white 'Uir man-and eight those of negroes..The missing are negroes. LAPLAND'S FATE UNCERTAIN. Chicago, 111., Aug. Herald says: "The steamer Lapland's [ate is a mystery. She sailed from York August 12, and was due at Liv- erpool August 30. It is rumored that Hon. Rogers on Tug Which Rammed Passenger Boat in St. Lawrence HARVESTERS COMING Ottawa, Ont., Aug. Evening Citizen says the big- gest exodus to the western harvest fields for years is now on, according to railroad cials. No fewer than 1600 have left Ottawa and district alone, going on the C.P.R., the G.T.P. and the 6-.N.R. All the first batches of harvesters' spe- cial trains are now on the way from east to west. The C.P.R. at Ottawa alone sent 1100 men. on a train from Broad street. station yesterday. The Grand Trunk and Canadian Northern sent approximately 500 bft, 4 tween them from Ottawa. T ;onrt 4. The average man docs not realize depcmlance of the activities of. the population of the country upon agri- culture. Everyone -has heard -the tru- ism that the farmer feeds us all but it takes a situation like; the; present one to drive it home to a man that his very job depends upon the suc- cess or" non-success -of the, farmer. Up in British Columbia .big gangs of lumbermen are working long shifts go for bringing down the forest, and the inills on lake, _.._ river are shrieking night and day cut- ting up the material for granaries and barns and dwellings and fences, all because the farmer has had a ;ood season and prospects are'good or a bumper crop. Shipments Heavy For the past few weeks the. move- ment of lumber from B. C. to, the prairie provinces has. been, very heavy. A goodly part of the lumber from the Pass has been billed to Lcthbridgc from where it is. being distributed to the .many .branches which cover Southern Alberta. The Alberta and south-eastern Saskatch- ewan anil they have been shipping lumber from both the coast and "the mountain mills for the last few Weeks to stock up the yards in branches. The movement of lumber is just beginning to reach- its height and it is hoped by the lumber., men to have their stocks fairly by the time the grain movement be- comes general, so as to avoid a pos- BOVIC IS NOT SUNK London, Aug. report that the steamer Bovic has been sunk is untrue, according to the Press Association, which says the steamer arrlv- ed at Liverpool ioday and pfo- ceeded to Manchester. Land Invaders Penetrate Beyond the Bug Naval Battle in Progress in the Gulf of Riga German Subs Have Withdrawn From War Zone London, Aug. forty-eight hours of unusual activity, resulting in the toll of merchantmen travers- ing the naval war zone, German sub- marines apparently have been with- drawn to their bases. Belief is ex- pressed that the White Star liner Bovic is safely in port. It is now definitely established that only two Americans who were passengers on the Arabic, arc missing. London, Aug. 31. The Russian ield armies arc lighting desperately but vainly to check the onrush of the Germans and Auslrians. Nova Geor- gievsk, tlic last Polish fortress to hold out, has fallen. OssowcU to the north of Poland, has resisted thus iar only because of the marshy na- ture of the surrounding country, which prevents the Germans from em- ploying their heavy guns effectively. South of Brest-Litovsk, Field Mar- shal Von Jlackenzcn's forces have penetrated far beyond the Bug river. 3ther German armies east of that river, render a serious Russian de- fense along the Bialystok-Brcst-Lit- ovsk line virtually impossible. GERMAN SHIPS IN RIGA GULF Petrograd, Aug. German Heat has penetrated the Gulf of Riga and is engaged with Russian warships Montreal, Aug. at 3 o'clock this morning with the gov- ernment 'steamer Delevy, "coming down river with over one hun- dred passengers on board, the Mont- real't-ug Sir Hugh Alan rammed the former' vessel, sinking her within 10 minutes. -Luckily no lives were lost. The Delevy was" coming back to Three rivers-wit'h 125 laborers working on the -government dredges, who were ;6ihg home for the week-end, and cherc-were six women on-board. The Sir Hugh Allan had on board Hon. Robert Rogers. j Declaration on Cotton Expected Paris, Aug. foreign office announces that the Journale offlciale tomorrow-twill contain an announce- ment by the French and British gov- Kentvillc, N. S., Aur. examining at this afternoon s session of the war contracts commission in- to the system in vogue here last August for paying lor remounts, John Thompson, K. o., styled tne method of issuing checks adopted, as like .unto nothing.but a tangled skein. Mr. Thompson .had been questioning Gilford II. Oakes, agent for the Nova Scotia paymaster of the Horse, buy- ers A. De Witt Foster, iw-M.F., up- on the number of cheques he gave out to the actual buyers and had founi (that amounts inscribed on some cheques were not really the actual cost of the number- of horses, the) mentioned, as a buyer was Eiven money left due from another transaction' in addition. Remount Buyer Iveever gave them this cash Oakes said. He asserted that while individual cheques did not indicate exactly the cost of horses, the aggre- gate d'id. Thus the :total money paid out to buyers through him was 855 for .291 or an average o per horse, as compared with the government price per horse de- livered 'at Valcartier of SITS. Oakes. explained .that he received 28 29 sighed-cheques from Mr. Fos- ter. He was able to identify 28 from a bundle .submitted, to him by Mr. Thompson. the. buy' ng was Com- pleted he sent the cheque book with the remainder of the blanks and the stubbs correctly filled.up, back to Colonel jS7ell, head of the remount department, who had .issued it" to Mr. Foster.- ernments declaring contraband of war. cotton absolute the! sible shortage of cars. Ulc sijuiuagu UL 1.1113. The demand for lumber has already commenced, although it is not' ,ex- pected to be general until the.jarm- ers have cut their grain, and; have time and money to do the building of granaries, barns and-oth- er accommodations which- are a' ne- cessity. Tt is not anticipated t that there will be much building of dwell- ings this fall. even. among the .farm- ers, as a new house is considered a .sort of a luxury by mcs.t farmers, and luxuries are not in order fhowa- days. The lumber men do not pale any demand for limber the cities this fall, and predict that it GERMANY'S LATEST GOAL .In n'iw attempt, to reach Petro- grad 'theIGermans are said to con- the landing of troops in Finland.' ;The eneiny already holds WindSry to the south of the Quit of Finland but has no foothold north of the Gulf..; wllicll cover oouinein jiiuvim. i Luic.i "mo Pioneer Lumber company, the. Stacey will next spring before the pros- Lumber companv and -the Citizens caused hy the great crop ev- IJUI1II1V1 ,___, '______ 41... ......1.-I.. nt Lumber company, all with- their head offices here, have between them, dox-, .ens of branches througUout. Soultcrn presses itsetl in the centres of popu- lation in the .form of a revival building operations defending the according to 'an official statement issued tonight at the Russian war office. The commun- ication foi'.ows: "Strong forces of the German fleet have penetrated the Gulf of Riga an.ll fighting with our ships continues." Several Warships Sunk London, Aug. Russian warships and one German warship, all small vessels have been sunk in the Baltic in the Gulf of Riga. An- nouncement to this effect was mada today. Two other German warships were out out of commission during trie engagement. One ran ashore and the other was damaged. Capture Toron Berlin, Aug. Germans havS captured the Russian town of Bielslc, 25 miles south of Biab'stok, and driven the Muscovites over the Blalai river, according to an official nouncement today. GOVT. WILL PROTECT DUTCH RESERVISTS ON HOMEST'DS HERE A very significant order just been Issued by the Dominion government to the Dominion Una: agents In the west. The agents have been instructed to protect in their homestead duties, all Hol- landers who may be called to the colors by their government.' The local agent of 'Dominion lands, J. Reid, stated to the Her-- ald this morning tnjt he Had re- ceived Instructions "'lines. According to the order issued, all Hollanders who; call- ed will be protected on their homesteads, on application, and production of a certificate- to effect that they have been called ;to the colors. It is understood thst this order has been iisued following the re- cent order of mobollzation issued in Holland, under which army of that country is now be. Ing mobollzed, and for which re- servists in this country may at any time be called. May Join Allies The significance of tht. wholt) "matter that the willingness the Canadian pro- tect Holland1 reservists on their homesteads Is Indicative go enter on the" of "the'Allles.- There must be'rtrong indication that this will the.j... way that Holland will jump, when the government issues such an er--. tier. HIS IN IN 11HI Paris. Aug. aeroplanes defeated an Austrian iiir squadron oft the Adriatic coast, according to a dispatch to the Figaro from Turin. Given Bail Bail'1 has been granted to the three alleged horse thieves from Magrath, Henry- and George Rasmussen and Thos! Cousins, who were committed -for trial last-week by Supt. Pcnnc- father 'of the Mounted Police. The bail was set at S2.000 for each man and two securities of each, making a total of bail for the the. counsel for the accused; states that the men will be tried at the next sittings of the Su- preme Court which takes place at Lethbridge on September 21st, Mr. Justice Hyndman presiding. r, October wheat October October turley MARKETS 50% High Low Fortost; WEATHER Fhit ind warm, Three of the Austrian brought down, an killed or made prisoners. London, Aug 31 -Tht diplomatja problem in the near east has areciably nearer a Greeli brought appreciably nearer a tion by the formation of iroiu iuini. istnan airshins were ministry under the premiership .oj crews either'M. Veniz.elos and -the indir-at.ons that CLOUDBURST NEAR MILK RIVER the uncompromising attitude of tha military (action in Sonia against Bulgaria's claims are being I down. broken A bad rainstorm, which am- ounted to a cloudburst, swept the district east of Milk River, -in Two-fifteen, last night, acr cording to a telephone mes- sage received by the Herald. Many of the fields are flooded, and some damage was done to grain. In a coulee where a darn is built, the water rose.six feet in ten minutes. Local Mines Now Working Nearly Full Time, Prosperous Winter Season is Expected Vith'ih a the mines about 1400 men The Gait u-kinT'it.full capacity and with one shift a dai lor Jour awcek this resumption oi activities the The 1 ethbridge Collrnes at Coal steady operation' of the collcries will1 hurst arc wor! mb Mil men sis. days likely last, during .veil on in the n with one shift Jos De Hart wi fe. The Smt of the coaf haul-, the manager o[ collerj states ed out oi. the mines depends upon1