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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta New Allies Will be Able to Assist in Forcing the Dardanelles London, Aug. di Garroni, Italian Ambassador to Turkey, yesterday handed to the Porte, a note declaring Italy con- sidered herself in a state of war with Turkey, and demanded his passports, according to an offi- cial telegram from Constantin- ople, received at Amstardam, and transmitted to the Central News. Ambassadors Leave Paris, Aug. Turkish Ambassador to Italy and the per- sonnel of the Turkish embassy In Rome, have received their pasiports, it is stated in a press dispatch fromi Rome. Marquis di Garroni, Italian Ambassador to Turkey, will leave Constantinople for Rome at once, travelling by way of Adrian- ople. Most of the Italian Em- bassy's staff already have left. Cotton Now Contraband London, Aug. ton has been declared ab- solute contraband by Gt. Britain, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office yesterday afternoon. The declara- tion is effective from yes- terday. GERMANS LOSE 80.000 EVERY WEEK London, Aug. corres- pondent at. Zurich says it is estimat- ed by Swiss observers that the Ger- mans are losing on the eastern front weekly. A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK May Extend Term of Can. Parliament Till War's End Ottawa, Aug. 23. The Horning Citizen Gays "An until war is over of the present parliament is within the scope .of probability. It is a subject of very considerable dis- cussion at Ottawa at present and the jnalter probably will be decided soon nflcr the premier comes back. "If it should ho determined to take such a course 11 fall session, of parliament to give effect to it and transact public business is possible." "It is believed that such an ar- rangement could he concluded with tile Liberals. Unanimity on such a point would hi! desirable. To extend the term of parliament would require legislation by the UrlMsb house, but as it is practically in continuous.ses- sion any such project would admit of no difficulty at London, once it was agreed upon Edmonton, Alta., Aug. Is a rumor in circulation that Hon. (Robert Rogers will be Conservative (candidate in West Edmonton against Frank Oliver. Most people, doubt the fctory and declare that Aibertn. Con- servatives themselves would not agree to any such action, but others insist that it is not only probable but absolutely certain. General Galliot ot the French'army in what is prohaoh the' moment of his life-he is decorating his son, Sergeant Galliot nun the French Cross for .bravery. GERMAN HNAIM RESOURCES Baby Suffers Death in Strange Way atMadeod Maclcod, Aug. 20. A most dis- tressing fatality occurred here on Thursday afternoon when the thir- teen months' old child of Special Constable Lloyd-Lewis, of the Mount- police, died through his head becom- ing entangled in the bed rails. Fol- lowing the usual custom the little boy was put to sleep in the after- noon in his buggy- No sound was heard by his mother, who was in the house, hut on her going into the room she found be had crawled from his buggy on to the bed and-be was then hanging by his' bead .through the rails. Dr. Eraser was at once called, but on his arrival found liie had been ex- SAFE New York. N.V.. Aug.. The White Star line announc- eti tier? today that the steam- ship bad arrived at Liverpool at 3 a.m. today. Sir W. Van Home Undergoes Critical Operation Montreal, Aug. Van Home, who is 73 years old, has been operated on for an abdomens 1 ab- scess. He is reported to be doing well. Favorable Progress Montreal, Que., Aug. Wil- liam Van Home is progressing fav- orably. Amsterdam, via London, Aug.' a secret conference of Cabinet ministers, political lead- ers and influential writers, call- ed by the German Imperial Chan- cellor before the re-assembling of the Reichstag last Thursday to discuss the political situation, the Telearaaf says, Carl Hellforich, secretary of the'TreaBury, ed that the new German war loan would completely exhauit the Empire's financial .resources, and that ?.n increase Nn exchequer bonds would cause bankruptcy; therefore, Dr. Hellforich urged it was needful to prepare for an honorable peace. Chancellor von Bethmann-Holl- weg, according to the same re- port, declared the difficulties of the empire were increased, and adyised hearers to urge their "influence'and soften down beili- cose inclinations and expansion policy in the Reichstag and in the country, and carefully to pre- pare peace proposals which would be acceptable to four memi- bers of the Entente. Dr. Bernhnrd Dernburg's re- port of the failure of his mission in the United States and other neutral countries, the Telegraaf says, made a strong impression on the conference. General von Moltke declared that he fully agreed with the Chancellor, and added that only those not fully informed on the situation hope-for a possi- bility of complete Russian defeat. Russians Drive Enemy's Fleet From the Gulf of Landing Forces Entirely Annihilated London, Aug. Germans suffered heav- ily in the recent battle in the Gulf of Riga to the president of the Russian Duma, the German dreadnought Moltke, together with three cruisers and seven torpedo boats, was sunk. The German fleet was forced to withdraw from Riga Bay and four barge loads of troops, whose landing hey were to cover, were attacked by Russian troops ind annihilated, one barge being captured. The German dreadnought Moltke was a vessel of 23.000 tons and carried in ordinary times a comple- nent of 1107 men. She was a sister ship of the amous Goeben, which became part of the Turkish lavy after the.coiiHneneemeiit of the war and was re-christened Siiltaiiselim.. The Moltkedwasdir the battle with the fBritish fleet in the North Sea last January when the German irmored cruiser Blncher was sunk. The cost of the Moltke was about This is the biggest ihip lost by any nation in thewar. BRITISH Spring Lake TJcuch, N. J-, Aug. 22. -Joseph secretary oi President Wilson, address de- livered here .last night spoke of the BRITISHERS SUNK London, Aug. Brit- ish shio Coher has been sunk by a German submarine. The captain and crew nave landed safely. .j .j ZeppsAided in Capture of Kovno London, 'Aug. 23. Refugees who have reached Petrogiad'irom Kovno sav that an enormous amount of ar- situalion with Germany as extremely grave, ami said that President :was cmplojed by. son stands as the defender of :'the {their successful assault on that for- son stands as IHIJ r i inalienable rights of Americans, 'whe-, tress. According to information gath- Gets 3 Months for Selling Liquor to Macleod Indian Maoleod, Aug. The dangerous policy of giving liquor to the Ind-.ans was asain shown on Saturday when 'Hugh Whann, a stranger to town, T was charged with this olTencc and as a resilt is serving three months in the Mounted Police barracks. lira (Indian Jim Crpw Spreads His Wines was charged with being in possession of the liquor, pleaded guilty and was lined Mo and J4 The arrest was made by Chief of Poire Lawson, who became suspi- cious of Whann's actions and follow- ing him up saw him give two bottles of whiskey to Hie Indian, but on see- ine him approach the Indian prompt- ly smashed the bottles together and the onlv things the chief secured were, UlC two necks of the both j of which bore the seals to show-thcy had been unopened, i' The cases were tried by Justices of the Peace S. Heap and A. B. Mc- Uoiiald. thcr on land or sea. His words were Paris, Aug. French tor pedo boats encountered and sunk twv would "radc No. 1 'A'cribem, and was able sailed from Liverpool on of .varieties. Friday, August 20. was grown near Forernost, in j. j. southern part of OCCUPY FORTRESS Berlin, via London, Aug. 23. troops have occu- pied the fortress of Ossowetz, which was evacuated by the .Muscovites, the German army headquarters announced today. MARKETS wheat October wheat Cash, oats..... 45 WEATHER Fair and cool. London, Aug. 23. Supplementing official information given out previ- ously concerning the sinking oi the Arabic, the British Admiralty today made the following announcement. "The Arabic was an unarmed pass- enger ship, outward bound to a lieu- tral port, it was thus impossible for her to have been carrying contraband to this country." "She. was sunk by a German sub- marine without warning and she nei- ther attempted to attack the sub- marine nor to escape it." S. Wait for Report Aug 23 fcecretarj Lansing today cabled Ambassador Gerard at Berlin asking if the Ger- man government had received an of ficial report on the iinVing of the White Star liner Arabic 1he ambai sador, however, w is not instructed 'for one. It was officially stated that the American government is not jet at all sure of facts and considers its i information very ingmentari Reasonably Doubt Washington, Aug 21 doubt as to conditions surrounding the sinking of the White Star liner Will Not Lease Old Right-of-Way The city will not lease the old Crow's Nest right-of-way from the C P.H., which has been used as a roadway -for traffic south from the city. This .roadbed has been used as such for long time. A continuous use for twenty years would put the city in'iabsolute possession of the road under squatter's privileges, but the C.E.R., to obviate anything like this happening, recently asked the city to give them a lease at a nominal figure. The C.P.'R.'s "nominal fig- ure" waa a year, and exemption from taxation and .weed-cutting on the roadbed. Mayor Hardie has figured out that this would mean, altogether about to J200 per year, direct charge on the city, and .he believes the road is not worth it to the eity. Arabic has determined the Washing- ton government to' proceed with de- liberation in its purpose to fix re- sponsibility for the. loss of at least two American lives and the jeopar- dizing of a score of others. Awaiting Washington, D.C., Aug. cial announcement was made at the White House today that "as soon as all the facts regarding the sinking ot the Arabic are ascertained, our course of action will be determined. This announcement was given.out by Secretary Tumulty, after a con- ference with Piesident Wilson Mr Tumulty said the statement was all he was authorized ,to say President Wilson has given up for the present his plans to return, to his summer home at N.H., 'and will remain in the national capital. Ho had hoped to go to Cornish late this week. All but three of the members are out. of the city. A meeting will be held as soon M. conclusive evidence about the sinking of the Arabic is received. New York, Aug '3 New pulpits are for war The few clergs men who think there still is hope for peace with Germany admit the out- look is dark." Sevei il said esterday that America has waited muUi too long. One or two determined that the time had been ripe for the United States to act for at least six month.5 and in the case of Meiioo for tfco years. They .criticized Pi'sident Wil- son, too, for not acting and oneffer jnan-Ainerican lor too much vigor, feofla, Aug lurkish col lier I has been torptdoed by a British submarine at Haidar Pasha and steamer Budos ot the German line londed with munitions and urousiona, has been sunk in the Sea of Marmora. ACCLAMATION! AT THE' PAS Winnipeg, Man, Aug COB- servatives decided today to withdraw candidate against Hon Edwan oun iii -he Pas. ;