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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1915 NUMBER 216 BRITISH CRUISERS DARDANELLES Teutons Have Either Exhausted Their Efforts or are Hatching New Plans Campaign Halts Petrograd, Aug. there has been a marked slackening in the rate of the German progress In the. last tew days. One of two things is happen- ing: the German bolt is shot and the Russians are beginning to turn, or else another great shuf- fling of forces Is going on behind the German lines. The probability is that it is likely the latter proposition. The Germans are now very near that vast area of impracti- cable, marsh land, Brest- Lltovok, Smolensk and Kiev, up- on which they will rest their right in further 'marches. Their left must rest upon Rina and the sea; but that part of their pro- gramme has been put back by the Russian successes on both land and sea. At present the northern sec- tion of the general advance is standing at attention. Break Russian Line Berlin, via London, Aug. The Russian advanced positions to the southwest of the fortress of Brest-Litovsk, were broken through on Tuesday by the Ger- mans, according to an official an- nouncement given out today by the army headquarters staff. CANADIAN FLOIK1X IHELAM) Photo shows tlio distribution or the tlpur presented by Canada to the peasants living coast ot Ireland opposite County Mayo. HUNS HAD PLAN TO SEIZE COAST CITIES Narrows Have Been Forced by British Cruisers and Forces are in Precarious Condition Calgary, Aug. Herald today published the following as a special cable from Athens: Two British cruisers penetrated the Dardanelles day and bombarded the Kastenea batteries with telling effect. British submarines sank four Turk- ish sloops carrying troops from LapsaUi to Gallopoli. The above is a llespatdvof the United'Press which has, during tile war, First New Wheat A Coutts farmer, A. McCoy, has the honor of supplying the first new wheat to be bought by Lethbridge dealers. One hundred bushels of Mr. McCoy's wheat has been purchased at'the Taylor Milling Co.s elevator at Coutts, and the purchase was reported here today. A. sample of the wheat hai reached the city and it is splendid looking grain. The wheat graded No. 1 .Winter. The Ellison Milling Co. report that they expect'to receive some wheat in a day or two from the same where considerable threshing has. already.'been done. _ incouvcr, B. C., Aug. L plot which was intended to'cul- ate ir. the seizure in Vancouver and other cities oi the Pacific coast by Germans have just come to the attention of authorities in this city. Details ji ihe plan are said to, have bw-n worked out by. AIvo von Alvenslcben, German broker of Van- couver, who was in Berlin when war: Optimistic Reports London, Aug. ports concerning'operations on obtained iiienls had culminated the Gneizcaau! Gallipoli peninsula have been in been able to secure other services. 7 announcements of important events in advance ot re- Makes Success of Sweet Clover Crop on Dry Land What is probably the only sweet j you can see the results I as he clover c.roji in Alberta this year i: owned by S. S. Dunham of Lethbridge, and covers six acres of his farm eight miles east of the citi% In the Coaldale district. A Herald representative saw the crop this week, nnd was Im- pressed with the wonderful growth of the clover. It.was extremely thick, almost as tall as a man, and will yield very heavjly. "Farmers laughed when I told them I was growing to grow sweet clover on dry said' Mr. Dunham. "But Lethbridge district, .is beginning to receive its quota of tbc harvest help that is being distributed through the west Already a considerable number of have passed through the citv on their way to the fields, and 'the" daily stream is constantly grow- imr larger. Many of these harvesters are 'soldiers from the Sarcee camp. though a good many have come from the cast oil the big harvesting excur- sions. The majority of the eastern- ers, however, are being distributed through Ma'nitpba and Saskatchewan. Yesterday morning a large party o! harvesters went south to Warner and other points, while yesterday after- his hand towards the waving- mass of clover. Mr. Dunham learned several years ago, at the Dry-Farming Congress at Spokane, that sweet clover was a very ideal rotation crop to use on dry land, was fully as rich for hay as a'i- falfa, and was enriching as wel'i for the Mil. He has tried it this year, with the above result, and so knows, he is. the only mail in' the pro- vince to possess a crop of it. Mr. Dunham sowed the sweet clover on what was probab'Iy the fe'Jlest.bit of land he could find on his 'farm. There were wild oats coming umon it, but these have noTv been crowded out by has demon- strated that it can reach a tremen- dous growth on just snch land. In growing this crop, Mr. Dunham has made a success of an experiment, and it is his intention to keep it UP. He will cut this year's crop for seed, and grow another one next year tor hay. The whole six acre's of the clover resound to the hum., of the myriads of bees that swarm over the sweet- smeKing stuff, gathering the honej Mr. Dunham may 'ihsta! hives next year to corral this byproduct Be toi him to call Germans and -l- !thc inviting'here Spec's ;squadron, which was then .tine. .China ;_. coast. Turk Situation Grave London, Aug. 31, p. population of Constantinople consid- ers the situation grave, according to information received at Sofia, Bul- garia, savs a Reutcr despatch. Vio- lent has le n in piogress on the Gallipot! peninsula for the past nTWtation-'fcrithe'coai mmes'oTvancouVer Island, i French forces to be successful, il week, and it is thousands of Jdmirnl von i in which. German capital was heav.ly news reaching Sofia irom wounded arc arriving ever> day js commlttse "meetings- were held and ii interested. Germans. .planned from here of the Pacific coast >alile and tin: route to Vladivostok. Harold Welier, a tormcr S. Q. E. footballer in Lethbridge, who enlist- ed at Trail. B.C., was badly wound- ed at the battle ot Ypres, but is re- covering now, according to .word -re- ceived by his brother, G. B. Welier, RUSSIAN AIR MENBOMBARD ITURK CAPITAL London, Aug. bombardment of the ont- ifejrts of Constantinople by a Russian aeroplane iqiiariroii. resulting in the deaikor injury of 41 pcr- sjjiuUs announced in here, this week, letter from ;liis mother in the old -country.- Harold Welier was wounded no. less than 11 times at the now famous battle, but in spite ot this pects to be around again soon. J'He is in a Herman base hospital says he is being treated well. Welier was wounded tv ice in the head one bullet taking out his leit His left shoulder was badly cut up. AGAINST CONSCRIPTION London, Aug. resolu tion declaring against com- pulsory military service will be' submitted to the coming Trade Union Congress. Barons and Retlaw Have Heavy Crops, Pincher Creek Grain Nearly Ready to Cut rcports ,eceived bj other pons, wie ye Tjie HoraW ;toda> fiom Pincher noon another, large party left Barons and indicate oints along the Carmaiigay line. As cutting of toll wheat is nearh the threshing season comes closer, it, d the latter lace while becomes. more apparent will he plenty of. harvesters able Many- farmers are beginning to at tlle latter place vvhile take advantage of the soldier from the Calgary camp. help MOB LYNCH WIFE BEATER Shiner, Tex., Aug. 25.-Beatcn with a wet rope until almost dead and then killed by a shot from a pistol was the pugishment meted to John Slovac, a-farmer, by a mob of men .wlio took him from today. Slobac had been charged with beating his sbil'd. the Shiner jail arrested ite and in Hie two former districts it will be general by the end of the week 01 b; next week. Barons district will pro bably ship over a million bushels, .on a conservative estimate Rains at Pincher Creek have delayed the grain very little. Around Iletlaw the crops are particularly heavj BAHONS Barons. Alta., Aug. was quite a heavy rain Fiidav This has put the crops, where the; are very heavy, down pretty Hat especially the oats. It will make.sonie of the heavy crops very hard to cut, but as it is good weather again, they come up considerably. There are about acres in crop tributary to Barons The. average 30-bushels per acre, oats 10 an acre, and barley .SO per acre. This estimate is conservative. Travellers loan inspectors 'and hail unanimous in saying" that they .have seen better crops in the trict than in any other district.'.- A mil'iion and a quarter bushels of gran will be shipped from this district., this year. There is no amount of cutting done-here yet. Some of the farmers- have started into their fields a round or so. Cutting, be started by'the first of next w.e.ek, PINCHER CREEK Pincher Creek, .Alta., Aug. crop prospects for this still of the brightest despite the rain of last week, which did no harm'Fall wheat cutting is under and will be general by the end of the Srom reports gathered bv your cor respondent spring crops will be rfidy before the 'fall wheat Is all cut It has made marvellous' strides despatch from Athens to the Central News Agen- cy. Expect Arr'st Ex-Ministers innipeg Vue that the long of the royal commission which has been inquiring into the Miniloba parliament build- ing'contracts, has been rendered un- inimously by the commissioners, y- el Ju tice Mathers, Mr. Justice McDonald and Sir Hugh.John .Mac- Donald and is now in the hands oi the ncutenant-governor, created to- daj intense interest in.the offices of the, three local evening papers as to when it v-ili he released for publica- tion Plus was accentuated by appar- ently, .wellrfoumled rumor that sim- ultaneotish with publication, bench Mill be issued for the ar- rest of persons presumably implicat- ed by the: findings. It "seems that the correct procedure provides that tile report must pass through the hands of, and be approv- ed hi the Utorncy-General, A. B. Hudson before it can be published. LMr. Hu'dsqn has been away in east- ern Canada and was expected back on- this forenoon's train. However he did not'arrive and it is even said that he is still in Tor- ontoV If that is the case, it is fairly certain publication will he delayed until'he does return. MARKETS New.wheat October wheat Cash Washington, White House officials showed .readily that they believed the outlook concerning the situation arriving irom the sink- they maintained the position Constantinople U the same thousands 'of fresh- troops are being The Iii ffiut it Mt iiTE now that, so far as the -Dardanelles is concerned sent, to the Dardanelles front it is a matter of indifference to the' s-arcity of biead and coal is sild to allies whether the Balkan states lend have added to the geneial-feeling of. a band. I depression No Canadian Coalition; No Election if Parties Agree to Extend Term Montreal Aue 23 an interview flesh and blood are not fairl} match- given in London to the Gazette cor- ed when opposed to fl'emistry and respondent R. B. Bennett, MP.who is accompanviiiR Sir Robert Bordcn, i said, there would he no coalition gov- ernment in Canada Mr Bennett fur ther intimated that unless the'.Cana- dian Liberals were prepared to agree to an extension of the parliamentary term there would be an election of the American government would be made. -Unofficial word' was conveyed to President Wilson today that close friends oi Count Von Bernstorfi be- lieved his telegram yesterday request- ing judgment be withheld foreshadowed action 'by the Berlin government which satisfy the United 'States. The president was informed tbrough the ambassador want- ed to maintain friendly'relations with United and the Berlin reply would be of a favorable charac- ter." Administration .officials dW not accept Count von Hernstqrfi's mes- sage as disavoual, j but were hopeful spor o s added that "on the military side there thing the railway position, though not wanting in Canada those admitting that his trip w wfio, like myself, believe it h.ib taken ,ed therewith assertcn :uat it indicated 'that' would be forthcoming. Lansing -would not comment on the ambassador's telegram. Home Guard and Police Comb River Valley in Vain- for Fugitive Desperadoes (Continued on page WE Hijh Farteaat Fine, and cooler. disavcual Secretary machinery In other v ords, it is dif- ficult to understand why it took tho British people a jear to discover apparentlj our enemies knew before the war broke but. con- tinued Mr. Bennett, "it is rcfrESh- 'n? to knou that energies of the peo- ple ire being directed to remedying After acknowledging Canada's debt defects in their organization which a to the British naiv for the safe, 5 ear's operations have revealed, transport of its produce, Mr Bennett Mr Beanett refused to any- are long as connect- en ,ed therewith He assertcn that Can. to disco-ver that I ad i handle its own problems. Inspect Soldiers From Bermuda Ottawa, Ont., Aug J. A. Lougheed, acting minister of mil- itia, has returned to the capital from Halifax, where he inspected the al Canadian regiment, the Canadian regulars, who re- turned from Bermuda. Although the river valley on the east side of the river was fine-combed with great thoroughness from Miron's bottom to the high.level bridge yes- terday afternoon by a posse of thirty Home Guards, in- addition to large de- lachments from the R.N.W.M.P. and the'city police, the two desperadoes who are believed by the police to be the burglars who are responsible- for the robberies ..of last week, and who nearly succeeded in killing Special Constable Vesari on Monday- after- autos lined Transport Officer Downer had sis and after beini noon, remained undiscovered though cjpture of the men was not effected the Honifi Guard proved Him its efficiencv in the quick and busi-1 roiebushes, thistles and scrub Two sworn in by the Chief of Police, the men left for Miron's bottom. :Here the posse was divided up into two divisions, and while one, under Sergt. Richards beat the hush on.the island tile other took the main.and, and working north, the paities came together at the pumping station, where they were met by autos The brush from the pump house to the high level bridge was beaten as thor- oughly as possible The flats here are mile wide, and covered with an almost impenetrable Jungle of KNIGHTED AT KING'S Montreal, 4.ug Gazette's London correspondent cabled last night Major-Sencral Sir Jam- Hughes was 'he recipient today ot man) congiatulations regarding his new honor Going to Bucking- ham Palace .at 3 o'clock, accompan- ied bv the Colonial Secretary, tlm Minister of Militia received the in- vestiture 01 K C B at the hands of the King Further honors for Caa- adians mav be expected this neek. ness-like, manner with thing was conducted which every The men were called together by Commander Skelton afthe police sta- tion at 130 Thev were armpd with ROSB rifles sod given a package of ammunition _each more than was needed, as it proved, men might remain hidden in the thickets for davs, it they were provided with food and water Still Near Lethbridge That the fugitives atill be in the neighborhood it from (Continued on page Rajmond, Aug shortage of binders and binder is already threatened in this district. Cutting started on several farms todaj, the total machine agents are UL__. to fill thei demand (or binders. is still a stock oi binder twiw to town, but this'is to very long The locaf ttjl doubtful if tHey will be to' cure any more bindtis. s ;