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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGB. ALBERTA. MONDAY, AUGUST 1915 NUMBER 220 TCIITf l-LUr Au.stro-Germans Now are Massing Troops Along Roumania Border London. Aug. from tlie eastern fronties indicating that Austrians and Hermans ate engaged in an efiort to cjear the last corner of Ualicia still held by their oppon- ents have caused great interest here. Kussian lines on the upper Hug and i-lota Lipa haw been pierced but it is not yet'cleat how serious resist- ance is being oUcred to the vast cn- 'vclopinz movement from the south, ilavlng lost BrcsMjitovsk, Grand Duke Nicholas cannot aSuHfc to hold ilhe river position in the south in the lace of- an important -movement, lor io do so would endanger his armies. ,The opinion is ventured by some Eng- lish critics 'that this latest move niay conclude lot the present the great offensive efiort against the Russians which has been in progress since Slay, and that once Austrian soil cleared of invaders a new campaign i may ho undertaken by the Teutonic 1 forces, this time In the near cast. In teuppott of this theory is cited the report that the central powers are massing troops near the Roumanian border. LAST POLISH FORT OBJECT OF ATTACK Grodno, the last at the grant fort- resses in Poland, hold, by the RUB- fciaus now seems to be the pboctlve of a German drive. Berlin today reports the capture 'by storm of town of ILIosk, 20 'miles to tho weal '.at the the Russians being cbrn- jpelledfto surrender. General-Ton" Kiehorn has defeated "ths. Russians in a battle '.east of the northeast fortress 'of C'iits, recently" taken by the Germans, capturing 1600-.prisoners .and .seven Cannon.: The German official statement -an- nounced the defeat .by Field-Marshal yon Mackenzen's troops of; Russians iouth of Kobrin, -while retreating In the- marahy- districts -east- of Iritovlk. e BRITISHER SUNK London, sink- ijuuuuii, ing of the British steamer bir Slophanson of New- castle, a llOtl-tonlshljl. -prosuni- ably after having been torpeoo- ed by n German submarine, is reported. The composition of the 20th Bat tery, Lethbridge's chief.body of sol diers on active service, when it reach ed England was as Major A. Kipley, -'85th .battery Capt. K. H. H. .Mewburn, 2St Yieut. It. P. Bawden, 25th bat teLicut. R. Burnett, 3rd battery pernumerary. Lieut. H. R. Dillon, 31st battery Q. M. J. F. C: Jackson. S. V. ferry. Farr Sergt AY Milne....... Sergearits-Cf. M. Reed H. McKay, D. A. McKillop, H. Jloore. Hemming, 1. erts W J M. Barnes, H N. Taylor, W. H. Cfollop. Bavidson, H Postbn, A G. Ross, B. Larbalcstief, II. Leigh ton, W. 'Plews, H. Rounds. Meager, R, W. Min ton. Brown.; F. Vaughan. "noWlr: F. Powell, son, W. H. Hudson. Gunner, P. Bardet; Driver, A. Beaton Gunners, A. A. 'Seattle. A iCunliuueii on Page City to Lay Off Employees a vjW'Vv'. meeting o! the commis 'oners .to be., held -tomorrow, morn- ing, the matter of laying off a large number of cltv employees will be di-cusscd and" a pollcv decided upon ''It is absolutely necsssarv that we do something of the said May- or Hardle this morning, "lor we are bot getting in the tales, and we haven't the money to keep uj, CANADIANS HONORED BY KING AND CZAR Lieut.. 01 the 1W .Battalion, who ..has .'been decorated with the Military. Cross-for bravery SEA TO VOSGES -O Major.HAMILTON GAULT Who. has.been awarded the Order o[ Stannowitz for-distinguished conduct Captain FRANK MORRISON Ot the 16th Battalion, who has been decorated with the Distinguished Ser- vice Order for gallantry DENY SENSATIONAL GERMAN REPORT Ottawa, Ont., Aug. Militia authorities give com- plete denial to the Berlin re-. port of Sunday, via that a Canadian transport was sunk off Scilly Ulnds, in the Channel, on August 15, by a German submarine. CHICAGO MEN WANT TO TRAIN NAVAL RESERVE ON G.LAKES Chieigo 111 Aug Kale .Thompson and. Commodore Jas; A. Push of the Chicago Yioht club will, soon'.leave. for "Washington" to.lay before the Federal government, a plan to organize-the- povver-boats-on the Great Lakes and elsewhere-into a rese- for volunteer war call ot the nation, it was announced todav The plans contemplate that the of fleers and crews estimated to total men, are to-be trained in the upe ofl rapid fire gunsl torpedoe tubes, wireless, and other signalling equipment The government submar Ine for Chicago waters for practice with the local fleet of 00 power boats nill be urged Canadian Government May Object Ottawa, .Ont., Aug. J. D. Hazen." minister of marine, today de- clined -to' express a definite opinion in' regard to'the proposal of the Chi- cago and -the Mayor of Chicago, to. establish a fleet of arm- ed'-motor, boats on the Great Lakes, forlth'e purpose of training a naval re- serve.--Asked if such a plan would be. contrary to.the provisions of the Rush-Bagot-agreement limiting arma- ment on the Great Lakes, Mr. Hazen said he would not care opinion until he had become convei sant with .the. agreement, and the de- tails of the scheme. The Rush-Bagot agreement provides that neither Canada nor the United States may keep more than one ves- sel not exceeding 100 tons on Luke Ontario, and two sister vessels on the upper lakes. Only one 18-pounder Is allowed to each vessel. It is believed that before the Am- erican government agrees to the pro- position of the Chicago Yacht club, Canada will be to wheth- er the Rilsh-Bagot agreement would prohibit the use of motor boats for training purposes. French Artillery Effective in Smashing German Trenches Detroit, 'Aug. at a pic- nic on Canadian soil last 'night Charles Respa, for whom the Do- minion authorities have been seeking In connection with dynamite explo- sions at Walkervi.l.e, Ont two months ago, was taken into ousted! Bois lilanc Island. Respa's home 011 DOla Uliuii- is in Detroit. It is charged that Res pa was one of the or more per- sons of German descent living in De- who had conspired to dcstroj London, Aug. French, .by- sharp actions in the Vosges, in which they have overcome innumerable at- tacks, have straightened out their front, north of Sondernach, and are believed to be about rnady for their final operations against Munster and the-lower Feco! Valley .Oulsidc of official little attention has been paid recent- ly to this offensive in Alsace." The field of action, is relatively far mo'ved from the western theatre, and the ptctunsqneness of the which in many respects resemblea tlie struggle between the Austriapa. and Itanans m the Tirol ani in Canai, has. been lost. Damaoe Hun Trenchet Paris, Aug. artillery lightning took place Sunday evening at many points in the Argonne -sec- tion, as a result of which the trench- es' of the Germans were seriously; damaged, according to the French of the Peabody Overall plant at.Walk- erville Windsor Armoury and ficial report of today. SAY HEAVY FIGHTING AT DARDANELLES London, Aug again awaltttta official reporti or French authors 'ties concerning the campaign at the Dardanelles, where, accord ing, to Constantinople heavy .fighting The city, electric light department has, a deficit up to June 30th this th of 166 '3 and Commisswner Reid, in-a report to the Lommrsion- force. There will'he lio danger of mefl ifcolu, ,u.tt going without work, as I have been ers this morning recommended gig told by employment agents thut ev- ery man "we lay off can be placed at once m the harvest fields It is likely that the street gangs, etc., will be laid at least for a month or so. The schools-of this citj opened thin. fciorning after the summer vacation Vith an Increased attendance. This morning 130 pupils 'presented them- eelves for registration the High school Thla IB an increase of 30 over the first day's registration last year In the cpur'ie'of the- week, is confidently expected chat tnlly 20 more will register, thus bringing the total attendance to at least 160 at the High school It is the aim of the school to make Adequate provUlon for all who Irish to attend, and to give them the course they desire Mr Dobson win oe ai the school on Honday and Wednesday evenings from 7.80 "to 9, to meet with parents pud pupili may to discuss the coarse of studies Thow who wish to take special Bourses should consult the principal immediately. School office 'phone .J813, '88 Taber Farmers Start Threshing Taoer, Aug Threshing started en two or three farms >n this dis- trict todaj and the first carloads of Edmonton Man Wins Carnegie Telegraphic Prize San Francisco, Cal, AuS Carnegie diamond medal, represent ng the all around telegraphic cham ilonship, was awarded yesterday to T S Bnckhouse of San Francisco, and until recently with- the Western Associated Press The championship was a-feature of telegraphcra' tournament in connection with the Panama Exposition, began at 3 pin Saturday, and continued until early Sunday. Brlckhouse was formerly operator at Edmonton ,vheat are bewg Coulter and ,vea are Millar purchasfd 1000 bushels lorde- today from G Schmidt, east of town Gram is so that in some instances as much as fi Its of Itwine to the acre is being used Wheat will average in the whole dis- trict as high EABTHOUAKEg IN ITALY Aveziano, Italy, Aug 28, via Par- Is 39 Several earthquake nh'ocks twve bsen Iclt during the last ,-84 hotitV No damage teen done, ISSUED, BUI ARE NO! IE! the light rates he raised to cover the deficit He recommends that the rates 'be now lie, .10c. 9c. and Sc., which, is'an increase of Ic per kw hour all round and also that thi electricians rates be jc instead of Ic. The. 10 per cent discount mam as at present The recommenda tions will be further considered when Mr Reid presents a supplementary report covering the amount of "juice sold to June JO Ihe rates wilMikely be raised. Mr. Reid s report states that there has been. a decrease in revenue of while there has been an in crease in expenditure of 003 71 The cost of producing the juice bas been 64o per t hour Mr Reid state, that it has ilvvass bexm the policy of the commissioners to give light at cost and since the cost has, so also should the rates be raised. Decrease m revenue is counted for bv the great derrea use of power bv manufacturers and others. Winnipeg, Man., Aug. is stated, here today -that warrants were, issued at the city police sta- lon, against certain men whose names, were mentioned-in the re- port of the Mathers Royal Com any in- formation S whatever on the sub- jeet but the warrants, if actually ntued have not been served erve buildings used for military purposes Respa was taken to the Walkerville ija.il. It was explained that he w.is to I be arraigned today on a charge of private and i The week-end witnessed ylolent other and almost continuous activity on part of the artillery of. the Allies, attempting to destroy public property. HUNS' FINAL ACTION ARABIC DECIDED London, Aug. August 27, when one British merchantman was sunk by a German submarine, nothing of an attack hy German submarines has British Ad- innalty It is conjectured in some quarters that the cessation of activity bv German submarines Is the consequence of the recent Gorman American crisis over the sinking of the Arabic, the inference being that the German Admiralty teas instructed ts submarine commanders to diseon tmue their attacks, or at least, to con fine their activ itv to small British merchantmen and fishing trawlers, pending conclusion of an agreement jetween Germany and the United States the way from the North Sea to the Vosges. There are no IndiomtionB, however, that this expenditure of gun munitions is -being followed by ,inr fantry attacks PLANS COMPLETED FOR BIG RAYMOND CARNIVAL Rasmond, 30 that now needed is favorable weathet now nee make the Ilajmond Pair and Carnival the biEcest event ot lib kind ever av templed in the south, country. Plans for the exhibition have now practic alls been perfected, the entries must ail be made by 6 o'clock this after- noon, and tomorrow morning at a m the gates ill be thrown open to the public The public- works pf the Is fair management and old freel) pronounce it in very Rood con di I ion iforses wilj on the track from as far north as High Rivei The puolir worfcs Heinubuitfiv v town, with "-upt Powell'imtkatge, has installed special illjHBiuftion ei- f cts giving the majt.' tkbrpugHtate quite a metropclitan appearance They were tested list result was very satfslao'tpry, _A bow i bpw- -.150 result was very s erv a seating people Is being everyone will tmd ilady tion in the matter ol eatiht A regur lar hot meal will be served The race track is in.; shape For the past Jve'djysjjt MS been KIVCD special fc east as Foremost, wist as Cardston and south as Montana not to mention the last strmps of locaj race men Stable accommoda tion at the park already quate lo meet Ihe demands Thursday will be devoted to the fall meeting of the Ravmond Turf club. Tonight the carnival will be bril liantlv opened m the opera hoiiic Magistrate ol I ethbndge give an address the awards a ill., he made in tie Banv Shou, entries lot which are numerous, anil the ol the Carnival will he Dancing Mill follow Tuesday will he the best day 'Manager Ursenbach is every .dlort to make this a triuiu [Coa'anued on Btrlin, via London, Aug..'SO is understood today- that Germany's, course with regard to the Arabic case has beejl decided upon, and that it 18 In line with the recent conciliatory statement by Dr. von Bethmanh-Hol'i- neg, German Chancellor This devel opment followed the return to Berlin of the Chancellor, Admiral von Tir- pltz, and other participants m the conference with the German Emperor at his headquarters on the eastern front. No official statement has been' made regarding the fleelffldn, b.ut there seems good ground for the be- lief that the government halj adopted the viewpoint set fortir by the Chan- cellor. No Yrashmgton DC, Aug dispatch from Ambassador Gerard, which Secretary Lansing declared threw no light on the the only development m the Arabic case While Secretary Lansln? re fused to discuss it it-was inferred the German government did not have er, and-was not ready ita explanation. Count von Bernstorff, German Am- bassador at Washington, was In New York, and no further announcement was expected before his return to th> capital: Hollls Kilburn and John Hruseck.. priboneis at "the provincial jail, who escaped'on Friday evening have been captured and are again behind the bars Kilburn and Hrusecki were heading north, and were captured by, two mounties near Sundial. __ (v JNTREAL BANKER DIES Montreal, Que Aug Geo. Hague, formerlv general manager ol the Merchants' Bank of Canada, a-nd for many years a well known figure m the Canadian banking world, tonight at his residence m Montreal.. MAY SETTLE Troops ToJTrain At Home STRIKE London, Aug. widely circulated here todav that it-la believed -the Welah coal airike would Winnipeg, Man Aug 30 Free Press today states that Smvell Camp, where thousands of recruits from the West have been trained for active service during the summer will be closed about the end of September DunnB autumn and winter months tioops presumably will be trained in Winnipeg and other central points Train in Home Tpwni Calgary, Alta, Aug pateh to the Herald from Ottawa imyn the troops remaining at Sarcee when the winter sets in, will again be honi- ed at the exhibition buildings Is taken to mean that troops ed at the various provincial central during the wmter will be., trained it Calgary. EXPECT NO SHORTAGE OF HARVEST LABOR NOW GEORGE Recent pipture of the wife of Eng land's-famous Minister of Munitions. Nivy wheat New oats Flax MARKETS I Cash Prices 140