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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME -VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1915 NUMBER 177 GERMAN REPLY MAKES NO CONCESSIONS TO U.S. Germans Pouring in Re-enforcements in Vast Num- bers Under Von Certain Yet Where Big Attack Will be Made London, July ilniibt that the licrmaiis tmve rc-opcni'il their terrific 'ofien.sivc campaign against Ihe Allies in'tlic west, is removed. Despatches from the neutral countries nf Switzerland and Holland -show that the Kaiser is pouring his leg- ions into the west alter helping the io ilrive back the Rus- sians, and that another titanic strug- gle along the 350 mile front from the North Sea to the Swiss border is about to begin. A despateli received from Zurich on Thursday- that 21100 military trains had crossed the Rhine going west, was borne out yesterday by a mes- sage from Geneva saying that German troops have been trans- ferred from the eastern to the west- ern front. An Amsterdam report, declared to he based on advices direct from Ber- lin, asserts that Field [Marshal Von Maekenzen, who led the German Galicia, is in command of reinforcements coming from the oast. That the Allies expect a tremendous attack is shown by the renewed ac- tivity of their aerial squadrons. A French aeroplane fleet is making daily reconnaissances over Alsace in an attempt to learn where the Ger- man blow is to he struck. They have bombarded railroad stations in an attempt to retard the movement I of the enemy's troops. A British aerial squadron of 20 aeroplanes is i scouting over Belgium. These aviat- ors have been far behind the German I front and on Thursday part of them homdardcd the German military base at Bruges. Severe damage was done to the Bruges docks, according to a I despatch from Rotterdam. PliOMINENT FIGURES NAMED IN MANITOBA INQUIRY" RON ROBT ROGERS to ivliom SIR WM. MACKENZIE'who res- MR. Z. A. LASH..K.C., by Premier Holilln appealed for asBist- ponded to Hon.. Robert Rogers' call Hon. Robert Rogers, as recommend anci! in setting ex-judge Pliipnen and for help by'.releasing ex-judge Phlp- ing Mr. Tiller as counsel in other western counsel to. act. pen, his general counsel, to act in the quiry. Manitoba case. -------------------------------------------------O the in- LYONS WILL NOT HANG Russian Resistance is Showing More Rush Toward Warsaw "Shorty" Lyons, convicted at Cal- gary and sentenced io he hanged -here a week from next Tuesday, for the murder of Brakemun Roy Blair, two years ago, will not go to the gallows. Sheriff Young here received a wire today from the department of justice -at- Ottawa, that the minister j had sentence to. life imprisonment. Lyons will be takon at once io Edmonton penitentiary. The common belief lias ncen that Lyons would not pay the extreme penalty of the law. The jury on his trial recommended mercy v. and the evidence was such that the minister cpuld not see his way clear to al- lowing the death penally to be en- forced. Lyons shot Brakeman Blair in a fight'in the C. .p. R. yards at Calgary two years ago .this..summer, when with anbthcr; man he w'as caught on a frieght train. Evidence went'to fshow that Lyons had no in- tention-of shooting to kill, and his bullet had struck the brakeman by accident. Name of River Here Not Yet Officially Changed Where is Lethbridge, anyway? The location of this city geographically is a vexed question. For thirty years or so :Lethbridge was situated on the banks of the Belly River- -then sensi- tive Lethbridge people grew tired of having fun poked at tiiem on account- of the anatomical cognomen, and be- fan to agitate for a change. People in other towns asttecJ that the muddy, stream be called the Alberta River, b.ut this name was turned down by the christening department of the government.- Then, ambitious Leth- brtdge-ites said, "Why not name the stream after the beautiful city which adorns its banks and drinks its liquid The-movement grew, and fin- ally gained such headway That a mo- tion passed bj; the Board of Trade that the name be changed to the Lethbridge River. This was quite satisfactory to Lethbridge peo- ple, but others envying the distinc- tion'that Lethbridge. was getting in being the namesake of a real live riv- er, protested to the aforesaid christ- ening department at- Ottawa. Among those who kicked was the government of Saskatchewan, who, simply be- cause the er, was tributary of a stream which flows thrqugh their province, think that they own the, whole shooting: match. Now comes the terrible news that the name of the river has never been It is" still the Belly River on the maps ana on the government records. Is Not.Changed This was the startling information given to the Herald this morning hy the Dominion geographer, D. B. Dow- ling of Ottawa, who together with S. E: Slipper of the government geo- logical office in Calgary, is register- ed at the Lethbridge. i Mr, Howling said that the Geograph- ical office had never considered with favor tlie matter, of changing the name of the river to Lethbridge. said -Mr. Dowling, "the name will he changed officially in all not to Leth- bridge. The Belly lUver vlll.prob.aUy the 'Old Man.' If you con- sult your map yon will find that the general course of the South Saskat- chewan is from -the mountains east. That is the course of the Old Man Iliver. The Belly merely flows north from Chief Mountain, where it orig- inates, and joins the Old Jlan at right angles a few miles above Lethbridge. The streams are approximately the same nize, at present at least Since the name 'Belly' seems to We objected to, and 'Old' Man' is a his- torical name, it is probable.that (be name of'the river will not be 'Belly' or but 'Old Man.'" EXPECT BIG HELD "I don't just see how conditions eould be any'better in my T. of Champion, "and in some districts crops seem 'even more advanced' than they are around Champion. Wheat is beginning to head out we'il, and the other crops coming along nicely." Asked tp make'a prediction of the yield he expected, Jlr. Joplins was to do any finally said that, he could Judge only by a comparison .-with other cropg he hid harvested. he said, "I harvested 43 bushels to the acre'ofi summerfallow- land, and all I can say is that-this j-ear'the straw is heavier and strons- Airmen Bombard German Barracks Londonj July French war .repufsc'of tl.l German to-ta] of 881 prisoners. taken since July, 8th. French airmen bombarded the mili- 'tary: barracks at: and. the rai'iroad stations at Armenvillc and Mayonviile; dropping 22'shells, and 1000 steel arrows. London, July to- day reflect what is declared to be an optimistic view of the war situation taken by the entente allies, induced chiefly, by the British conquest 'gf. German southwest Africa and in- creasing activity of the resistance shown hy the Russians. The Rus- sian official statement reports the blocking of German attempts to .ad- vance toward Warsaw from the cast and north, and declared the offensive by the Russian armies below Lubin is developing. Teutonic forces, in this southern Poland region are continuing. to retreat, Peferograd' de- clares, but are fighting stubbornly as they retire. A Petrograd corre- spondent says the Germans are send- ing strong reinforcements for this army and it is "believed there will be shortly an attempt by it .to recover its lost initiative. Officer Murdered Near Vernon B.C. Vancouver, July Ware officer of the Army Ser- vice corps, at the summer camp' at Vernon, was murdered on Tuesday of this week at Lumby, about ten miles frnm Vernon. The crime -was discovered yesterday- but the mili- tary authorities withheld news until noon today when the young man's family in Vancouver was notified. Gren- was 23 years of native of Victoria and a son of B. W. Gre'er for many years general agent in Vancouver for the freight department of the C. P. R. The most generally accepted theory is that he was .held up and robbed and.then shot, for there is a bullet wound in his head and he had evi- dently been badly beaten. HON. F. H. PHIPPEN, K.C. General counsel C.N.R., released on re- quest of-.Messrs. Rogers and Roblin, to act in Manitoba inquiry. New York, N.Y., July German reply to the United States note is today universally condemned by the. leading news- papers of the United States, The of country is united in, saying that the answer of Ger- many is unsatisfactory. Some of the- editorial _ references are couched 'in very strong language, and jt. is apparent that the of the press at least has not mod- erated with the passage of time1 since the sinking of the Lusitania. New York Evening German reply -to President Wil- son's remonstrances 'against the abomination of submarine raid- ing as practised by the Kaiser's would be a cilmax of im- pudence if it were not a marvel Of fatuity." New. York of its cant about 'humanity'; of its prating about Germany's previous contentions In behalf of 'the ab- olishment of the right of cap- ture'; of its tirade against Great Britain, and its altogether spec- iousb with regard to the iLusitania, the German answer to the United States is one of de- ITALIANS HAVE REPULSED ALL Austrians Admit Defeat .in Sev- eral tively Quiet London, July the Aus- tro-Italian front the repulse of Aus- trian attacks in several sectors is re- ported from Rome. The latest stat-c- Vienna reports compara- tive quiet along .the front, and "the breaking up of isolated attacks hy Italians, Washington Much Concerned Over the Failure o Germany to Meet 'the Demand of Neutral Rights in Ocean Travel During War Washington, D.C., July the official text of Germany'li note on submarine warfare had not reached here early today, the prettf copy which was read by officials was accepted as a verification of. impressions that Germany had refused to give the United States the atJ surance asked for in the American note of June 9. Everywhere in official quarters the unsatisfactory character of the ply was discussed, afonn with the probable action that the United Statet would be compelled to take as a result of Germany's unwillingness to concede the right of Americans to travel on the high seas in peaceful, merchantmen of any nationality. President Wilson will start from Cornish, N.H., for Washington in a day or two to consider with his Cabinet the grave situation impending- Reference in the new note to the Lusitania tragedy has created a pro- found impression. After having ask- ed the the first place, to concede that the Lusilanra was in reality an armed auxiliary in- The Gorman, ueu tenerence Wlth lauful .shipment of Refused to Insure Premier Borden on Trip to England Ottawa, 'July dent insurance companies doing business in Canada, would not take the Sfr Robert Bor- den to cover accidents caused by tlae-war during his trip to Eng- land. BUSINESS MEN SOLID FOR THE HOME GUARD Thai the business men of Leth- bridge are salidly behind the Home Guard was demonstrated last night at a well attended meet- ing of those interested in the forma- tion of a company of home guards., The- sentiment of the meeting 'was that the people of Lethbridge have too much at stakfc to neglect to :takc steps to guard their and persons from possible danger, -and that consequently an organization of should be' formed so that in case of developments the situation WINNIPEG MAN 'ELECTED July. H- DeVar oE Winnipeg was ioay elected vice- president of ion-'of the Christian Endeavor, er, and there is every indication tbat a larger crop is coming." Arr. jppling has TiOO acre's in spring wheat, one half.summer-fallowed and the half stnnbled in. lie ex- pects over 40'bUfihele an acre from his wheat. could he handled and efficiency. questions with promptness ______ which presented themselves to the meeting what status would this organization have in the eyes of-llie government? 2nd, the question of arms and equip- ment 3rd, the question of how to organize. From coRimtinicalions from the. de- partment of militia' and defcjice it was gathered that while .official, au- could not be still the organisation of. a honle" guard was ifbnnissable. Cpnscquenllj't the. mutters of- tho appointment of. qlTic-' crs. and equipment would' reijuirc' -to be attcnricil to locally and 'could; not he referred to the tnilitia The -establishment of. a reserve; milif tia which is heiug considered might affect the organization in that the home guard would 'receive formal re- cognition. It was decided at any 'rate- to proceed with organization. The matter of arms and ammuni- tion name in for considerable discus- sion., and finally a committee was formed to deal with this important question. The "committee with chairman consists K. U.- John .Held, J; R. Oliver secretary, L. W. Uartlett, V, S, Filmcr ami J. Skel- ton. This committee retired for a few to discuss details. The .flOJMHXi'MiCfi will take a census of th'e riflesvand small arms in the-city and make a-report thereon to the meet- MARKETS July-wheat----- October wheat October oatt .134% without warning that Americans on hoard belligerent ships were entitled -to no more pro- tection than neutrals, be on land in the war zone, was vigorous- ly disputed by officials, who pointed out that the jurisdiction of a bellig- erent on land was complete, while the high seas are jointly owned by all The only definite proposal made by Germany to-change the present sta- contraband from its shores to of the belligerents, not prily_ as there is .no federal statute .which could be invoked in this connection, it was pointed out, but it always had been recognized as the fundamental right of merchants in neutrrl. countries-to trade in contraband, the ing upon the belligerents to captura the cargoes, on_the_ high seas.______ {Continued on Page BRITISH MAKING GAINS London, July gains north of Vpres, where the 'British on July Gth captured 300 yards of Ger- man trendies, are a tele- gram tonight from Field "Marshal Sir John French, commander-in-uhief bf the British expeditionary forces in France and Flanders. 'Gtn1.- French states that after a bombardmehii lasting two nights and two days Germans fell back, enabling. the Bri- tish to extend their gains. All ;re? ports s the field marshal, indi- cate that the German losses were vcre. Lloyd George For Premier ing at a date'lp'be announced later. It was.' deciiierl ;to ask through the press... .-that those men in the city who. have arm's: a'nd ammunition re- port-to' the 'members of the commit- tee.' or to of the com- mittee, of the Alberta Loan and. Investment Co. The problem bf organization wor- ried 'the 'meeting' considerably. In the ligHt of the fact-that the home guard; isnota military organization, it Was j Raymonds lur this icar is to he- a resolve to destroj the coalition arid substitute. Unionist.rnon-conscript tiomst government What Mil the consequences "It goes, under piessura bv the Calls of Liberal parti will go into opposition with him ___ ______ "Should Xsquilh's successor W believe then? is a secret campaign to Libelal, he v ill appear like oust -.'Uqinli. ai.J male Llmd George her am in the Salisbur) cabinet, a premier snllian bird in tue unii 01 Union." The Nation sals "Renewed at-1 ism This is the obvious issue hj tack on Premier Asiiuith represents this manoeuvre." London, Julv" George's message is itill caubing poIiticEl gos- sip. Some draw' inferences 'from- the fact that he left London" lor- Cricieth shurth after Premier quith rclurncil fioni frame Mr Asquith it reported usoied to lilan- ket Liberals Raymond to Hold Carnival and Fair resolved that the officers of the com- held on JI and Sept 1, arranged to O F pany could not have tlie status nor and. a hie is leinj the authority of army .officers. After in cunnitlion, accorninf "mallei had- heen thoroughly i iTstnliacli, manacei of the lair, who threshed out from all viewpoints' the I was in tnc Hi usteidaj Prizes following' committee Was elected with! totalling iMiOO arc bring olfctcd Mr power to choose and submit a stall 1 tirscnbaih nai, here to arrange for of-officers' next racking j the slartmo; of the contest for Maior Burnett chairman, and Jlessrsj queen of the carnivjl, r.-j iwill-be candidates in as well as from tlie towns through out1' the south The prize to be awarded the young lady, who proves in theie monds, gins. Hardie, AVellsman and Fig- Diiring the meetiiii: a census of-the cy-milii-ary .men present tak-en, i and "it was fount! that nearfy ,onc half, of those present had had' any- where from 24 years of service to he the watch. most popular is a gold WJiA-lJlJlJl jn.thc many had High ___. 64 seen active service: With Low 47iOf old service-men'to as a nu- Forccast: ShOWlVf; Mostly fair; with local I clous the home guard a ior- 1 rnidablc: aggregation. JOHN WILSON APPOINTED JJttawa, Out, July B son of St. N.B., has been ap- pointed assistant er-general ,for the finance depaitment in that city. Building Strike in Chicago Over Chicago, Jith strike ol Uj.OOO union carpenters, which for IKO months has paraljn ed building industu in Chicago, is mef Settlement on all points at 1S.SUI- leathed carlv totiaj aftel the lomnntteES representing ters, building constluction cmploieri and mtrrcsts had 1 locked in conference since o'clock jestetdaj atternoon BONAR' LAW SEES BOBDEN London, Juh Borden is spending the end in the country with Sir George Perley. Bonar Law, tn'ry, called on1 the Premier night. ;