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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBK1DGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1911 NUMBER 254 CANADIANS LAND IN ENGLAND JOHNNY CANUCK IS EAGER To Start on His Last Period of Training [Before Going Front WELCOME WILL BE i SILENT BUT HEARTY London, .Oct. great Vanguard of loyal troops for the front is now in English waters, escorted .by warships. The transports arrived the Wight early -this morning. -'Their .disembarkation will prohabh take place alter berthing Medical "officers report- that the Canadians are as'fine a body ..of men us the world can sho'w, and a" gouJ health and eager to start upon that final period cf training which; is to fit for getting to grips with the enemy It. is'hot permissible to go into (details' as to time and arrangement; iriada safe', transportation of this great- hodv of troops from tht Dominion itself and the arrhal in England uere Jsepfr'X profound secret, hut nou thit jo time} across the Atlantic- has teen safely the neod for eecrccj evists no Jonccr Disembarkation will take place at fthe earliest possible mumcni hut it must necessarily be shorn of all cere- mohial "and cordiality of welcome, which, in other and happier times, been accorded to soldiers of Canada usitmg the Motherland is clear, however, .that this great overseas armi expects nothing of the kind. Canadian olhcei uho has teen in England lor same past in connection with it r t hotly of men in the Empire realue more than we do the grim purpose of our Doming are morp_cager to see it through i1- WWOFFI6E CLAIMS FRANCE Pans, Ocf, I) 3 00 p m fol- lomnp; offlcml announcement oul in Pam tJhis atternoon jgcnetu! situation has tmuirgone no change U0n our left the opposing bodies ol arc btill DU8SELDORF ATTACKED Another'. -Hostile Raid on Base Brings Results alrahln hull at' Dusseldori has been hit -ljy: u tiomlj thrown by a hostile aviator. The roof of the hall was pierced and 'the cover of an airBhii) In the hull was demol- ished. Important Arrest Made by Local Naturalization Paper Mystery Constable Swift of-Ihe city police, made a rani afternoon and when the ilust had settled and the smoke blown auav, he Iiad Ger- mans, one of- thein suspected of-lioing a Uhlan ollieef. The constable observed the two men on the ami thinking tnat they ressmblcd Oetman aliens, fol- lowed .them. were, erm- firme 1 and a Sc jnomeits later the men were, behimrthe bars. Their case wag remanded until to- morrow, and them will bo charged. with a breach ;pf .the recent order in council an alien enemy from carrying Rapp, the m m v ho looks like a Uhlan, was carrying: a .short :bJack revolver of German and .cart- ridges He alro was m possession oi nun erous mihtarv papers, and of let- Joan Emphatic Assertion of Premier Sifton-Will be Other Relief Measures PROCEDURE FOR SEIZURE AMENDED ters from all written; Gorman 'I ho othoi j Helm, cirncs Canadian naturalization papers hut the polite are mj the date, which !sv October 26, 1911 Tiieir will not be dis- posed oi until tomorrow r Britain Wants to Keep London, 6ct the iBov Scouts and Laval students MOO.OOO FOR BELGIUM Fine Donation for Belgium From trallan Quvernment Melbdurne, Australia, si la lyindon, Oct the opening of the Fed era] Pailfanicnt the goxern ment that Parliament WotiM be.lhvifeil to make Belgium a proseht of In recognition 01 GERMANS -SHELL ARRAS Anxiety Felt for Safety of Famous Reubens' "The Osscent From -the Cross." v Jjondon, Oct correspondent of tho Tejegrajjh, in the norttwest of France, sends the following "Refug--es reaching coast, today from Arras report that the Germans on Wednesday shelled the toivn, rum ed the belfrbv of the ancientrhotel de ville (towa and sent several shells into the Cathedial 3 Whether the shell-Eire> ous pictqrp 'TJie from the Cross" and other priceless works of art cannot be learned The "wrecked belfrey was the ornament of the town Ldmontrm, Oct. That (here.will be moratorium in Al- berta was made clear by Premier Sif- ton luring his address in the. Speech from the Throne yesterday .Mr. Sifton said: the pro- vince of Alberta is concerned, there.' be no morator'uiii and no leglsla tfou in the nature of a morjtorium at Province Doesn't Need it 'The province of Alberta is not'in such a condition" that it requires log islatlon of that kind. There will.he legislation introduced: it consists pf- three bills, of which the first reading was given by tho Hon. the Attorney General this afternoon, 'which ,wlll deal with existing affairs in the pro- vince to-the extent that the members of the government have thought wise at the present time. I think, possibly that having alreadv made this state ment, it will be mj dutj to continue it on this occasion, and to tell you .in a few words just what these bills mean. Limiting 'They practically say that there-will be no seizure any. kind of a document-in the province of Alberta, without and excepting1 they are made bj an official under the authority of the sheriff's office. That isVto.r'say, theie will be done with the-sei? ures of distress ot rent or chattel mortgages 01 anvtnmg of that kind b> judicial officern that everv' seizure for am purpose wiH be mads by a-judicial .officer under the con'trpl: of the legislature of Alberta andjin der the con rol of tlie governmejitrso that each case Trill he decided on Its o moved to the Speech from the yesterday A "Ihe additional matter contained -is thatrno sale w ill take place under an> proceeding in the province, default or otherwise: without order :from a judge in a court of this countn Prac Ucall> these are the contents of the three bllla, and is as far ns-ithere ap_ pears to 'be any necessity to go in the conduct of affair) at tbe present time The effect of legislation will be to do awav with prhate bailiffs, and anyone applying to a judge for a die tralnt order-'will have, to pay in advance. Debate'on 'prone Speech Bills Read and Till Tuesday UNANIMITY OF ALL ANTWERP BURNING Cannons Thunder Away But Plucky City HoIdlnQ Out SttM Tonight London, Oct 9, 045 p patch from Amsterdam filed at 116 p m this attemoon, the correspondent of'Router's says: "Uninterrupted thundering of guns was heard at Rosendaal from Antwerp throughout the night The firing slackened a little in the early mornlniri biitrit has now resumed with force ,1 "The akv last night was ma'ae-red bj the flames of burning t Rosendaal is about 20 miles north of Antwerp, in Holland BOSTON WON 7 TO 1 The flnt game of World's Serilei Is over, and Boston Braves are on top by the score of 7-1. Bender was baUed out the box in the sixth, a new sensation for the big Indian mainstay off the Macks Rudolph, the ex-Toro'nto .hurlor, who opposed him, mpwedr down Baker, Collins, et al., .-hold- ing them to five hits. The game was played in Phila- delphia, where tomorrow's con- test will also be staged See the Sport Page for running report :of game and box score. Tim funifiiMtiimS of Antwerp are generally cffusjdered as" among the most modern and most impregnable In tho world, but them are being brought to bear, the specimens of the gunroaker'a skill Something of the defences thin important city, which Is liable to he Invested the Oer mans at aqy moment, il told by Major an expert of the great Krupp gun at Es- sen, Germany In an 'article' written for the war of the Set entitle American in which he says t "Antwerp has alwayg'teeu a fort- ress and its history of flgntlng and sieges Hut formications count among modern, and arc con8ideredkan ekaSip sent, state ol the of the pre- art and science TheU'.dbslgner and builder, General A H Brtalmont, Ihe Belgian engineer and .writer 'on locations, lias 'made, hi mnelf not only by bin jttanrilhit Und 'build- ins the defences of cup- ital.of Roumauia. anil 61' Liege mur His close connection and friend- ship with Col Slat Schumann Gnison works of Magdeburg in. tier many, enabled him to introduce iron and iteel batteries and .turrets into-hi8 and these modern con- struct Ion probablv will now e their first test in real warfare nia> say tight here -that modern ordnance and gunnerv have made great pro- gress In the last 30 years, since Ant- werp's ramparts and forts TV ere built, ab they are now, so that It is quite doubtful whether thev prove formidable and make tho siege a one The range and powei of petition lion and accuracy of modern ordnfcnce is far superior to TV hat ft was who'n the twts at Bucharest, In 1893, arm at finerlm, Italy, In 1886, spread isbfe of the eo-called Gruson turrets, ivblch form the citadels of the Antwcrpjqrti, and which were tben adopted military engineers of Germany, Aurf Belgium, Roumanla, SWltz- erWind and .Edmonton, legislature is not going to begone whit behind, other parliaments in Canada and the Empire in unanim ori war measures and co-operation in tfle despatch of business Todaj, not qnly was the debate on the mo tinn In ronfv speech from the Meeting Last N ght Promised a Figure (or Next -Year RE-ADJUSTMENT IS WHAT IS NEEDED Just -what- to-basestlic 1015 assess- ment on, is'ijrbbably'tlre most conten- tious question iu municipal circles in the Lit) at the present time. Al- though most of: the citimis were sat- isfied with the- assessment this year, the council promised an assessment commission to strike an assessment for 1915, uiider the .provisions o ftho charter... Since that commission has commenced its almost unending task of re-adjusting values throughout the cits there has cropped up the contin- gency that appeals next year .might be so numerous that sufficient money to run the city would bo impossible to get under the reduced assessment that would1 follow many of the appeals, es- pecially in the neighborhood of E. H. Wilson's property oh Third Mr. Wilson this .year obtained a IB- tiuction of about 30 per cent, on his- assessment, and it would follow that every ratepayer in his district cr-uld demand'- similar decrease. Must -Have Enough- to Run City If this condition were to present it- self next year, the assessment would be lowered a million, and a half dol- lars and the taxes oh the reduced as- sessment 'would' not' be sufficient to paj the ctm en t account, which con- sists largely of charges that ars fixed arid over wbicli the commissioners nave no control, -Amendment. Prohibits Appeals In order that be made less popular, the commissioners advei tlsed that they would, amend the char- ter, sofas'to basis for as- sessment on the pricevjiaid to a will- ing bv a willing buyer at the fame when. s debt at its highest point This uould leave the assessment as, it jjoft standg or ap proximatelw mtpiaa asipeals would be almostrtimpobHible, as )the charter, Ue by the amended "Methods of-Kal RUSSIANS AT LYCK Germans Admit Czar's Forces Have Made Big Progress in East Prussia 'Berlin, Oct. following of- ficial statement 'was given out by the war office last night: "Iu the east, a Russian column is marching from Toimucow, Rus- sian Poland, and has reached Lyck, in east Prussia, just beyond the frontier, and almost directly west from Augustowo." Ghent to Aix Will Now be for: Time Made 'They sprang to Joris and he, the stirrup, and I galloped, Dirck galloped, we gal- loped all three. 'God speed', cried the watoh, as the gate-bolts undrew echoed the wall to us, gal- loping through." The famous ride from Ghent to Aix was some trundle, and probably has any other, that of Paul Revere, John Gilpin or Sheridan not excepted, hacked into a corner for speed, but the ride from Mountain View to Cardston will go down in the an- nals of Southern Alherta'a history as 'the Early, this week a party of local nimrods, including Sr" J. J. C. Reid, and E. A. Kwart did a-hunting go. i he> selected Mountain View is their happy hunting.ground, and (they managed to gef some big of game but the> nere unhappil} stalled by the big storm and sojourned m view of the lor four days Tin allj thei could fetand the suspense no longer and moutvtmg cayuses, the} btarltd out on fae -relief qf Cardston The) left jyonntam "View at eleven o clock in tht morning travellpd -the 18 miles-to CJardston ot the- S time of seven hours the, average speed being the hair raising rate- gt 9 2 i miles an hour a record this "Methods of.KalMr" nait ol the country so far as Many citizens in took keen exception? to the amendment and the assessment' refused- The party was escorted by His "Majesty s mail, and had to clear uajesLv s man, ana imu ui cicm. anHne" to belnS .A tft a ratepayer s right to .protest against something wrong, which he nought ot methods that might be employed bv a Kaiser Talked'for.ThPse Hours The matter "was discussed by mem- Thfone concluded, but a large amount j bers of the commission last night foi of routine was got through with, and 'tlie -House J actually received- petitions and the first reading to a large number of pmate bills, a record un precedented in the history of the first working dW of the session Opposition Plsdges Support cf the Opposition pleds edj the' support of his partj in expe- diting (tbusiness, and-cpremier Sifton onlyfc express but the principle that consent did-not 1___ ciples irfvoived, should opponents dt some future session, see lit to express dissent. Debate on Speech The debate on tlie speech did not last two hours Hon A MacKav delivered the opening address, giving a masterly review of the clrcumstanc es leading up to the war, and dwlar ing that Ife success of the British arms Is essential to freedom French Canadians Loyal J Cf Turgeon of Ribstone seconded in an eloquent address, in which as of French Canadian extraction, li ed Britain s generosity to all national Hies under the Union Jack Leader of Opposition Mr Mlcbener, sneaking for the Op position, concurred In all that the gov eminent speakers had said, and said he had nothing but commendation for tbe gifts of the government to the fcmplre, ami foi the relief of the Bel fiianfe tfe would like to see the halt- imllion bushels of Alberta oats sup 'by a carload of Alberta -aeon Premier Eloquent Premier Suton spoke with his ac ciistometl eloquence, and deep feeling wap eUdent throughout his speech He emphasized" all that had been said as to1 the seriousness of the war, and the great issues involved, and amidst the (ilaudits of the whole House declared (hat Alberta province the municipal t ties and the farmers, with the ewep tion of a small area, are m as good Condition is the% erer and that it is our1 to shew our stamina by going-throiigli tbe war, and to make any fiVcriffce, whether individual immi6ipalitj 01 government and do rfut> to the the Dominion ind the Bmpire Hc-dacfared thit Alberta would jttnd by the Empire with the last man irid fhe last dollar, and even tben the people will not Ho down so long as the Bmpire las> {Continued on J three solid hours and manj interest ing points narc forthcoming although there was no quorum, and no definite action- followed: Wants Amendment Killed- C B Bowman started the music by moving a resolution that the present clause in the charter, section 5 title 3o, remain as- it IB, and that the as sessmeht be based vdiue, and be fixed by t'ie .assessor Mayor Hardie had a uslon. ot ap conditions peals the-millions, and iramedlatelj endorsation ol the prin aa amendment that tlie prm e prm ciple of a -willing buyer and a willing seller at the time of.the-largest devel- opment m the citv be the basis of the assessment' tor.- at-least.-three years Neither the motion nor the amend, meat put to the meeting, quert references ivere made to a-tre vious resolution uisspd by the com mission on assessment and presented to the council This; resolution'was unearthed from a pile of documents aa foot high and is as foi lows Land shall he assessed on the ne.' frontage m each block in accordance laut[ witl1 tbe principle that the price paid bj a TVilling bujer to a seller at the .time debt was incurred bv improvement within the city limits is a fail vakuitioii, il age to corners The council may from time to time, apart certain por- tions of the citv to he Known as im sighs of relief when the light? of Cardston came into Bedraggled and unshaven thev presented the ap pearance of a body of cutofi German Lhlans The lustj warriors captured 70 head of chicken, a bad. cdld: and a few saddle sores. a stoic, nli impression to outsiders and to tax payers who overlook economies exer- by because the rate is BO high, when in realitj they are no more taxes than: previously Mr Bowman thought that the aver- age taxpayer looked at the amount1 of, his taxies, not at tbe assessment or the rate, and he was supported by 'other members of'the meeting. The Major thinks that high assess ments should remain fixed until ex travagances are paid for, but be found little support in his contention, al though the recent convention of muni unanimously endorsed th.s permanenecy of assessment based on actual sales at a time when these extravagances were entered into. Some Opinions "We have picked on certain tions in the said-Mr. Bowman', which we thought be good, and we assessed them according This is finite assessment and should be remedied." Mr. Wilson favored a able nssessment, even at the tost of a mill late and the setkmg of per- nmsion from the legislature to im poce i bpecial superassessment to ning the city Chairman Takes a Hand, Dr Conjbeare, chairman of the com- nmsion, shed light on many ot the perplexing points, and during the Tourse of bis remarks "It is my 'opinion that the 1915, assessment bp something the same Ks it'ls now Thi8we are-trjlng to o of land, andT taxes shall be col Uln at_the presfint ana we a lected tlioj Taxpayer'Looks at Amount, Not Rate From this it would neem that the comnllsstbn is not'against the is Ing seller and Killing Iraver" clause, but that are opposed to the 'at k time the .WAB at its maximum and arguments; ol this natvie were Brought Hr 'The of, the .whole discussion on this Intricate frobfenrli this The Mayof'wa'nn a assessment less, unless l ikkrarefled atraos i wrong being governed largeH assess meat clause in the Calgary charter Judge In ;RoIe of Assessor "If the commission does not strike an equitable assessment, the appeals be general and ttie jud.go to make an assessor ot himself and go over the ttaid he Amendment Likely Dropped This little speech pleaseJ the who asked for a guarantee.that the as sessment would ba tlie same as this >ear, In total, namelv The committee could not undertake to filve the guarantpe, but the majoritj (bontmucd SERIOUS DAMAGE- IS DONE Heavy German Mortars Pound Away at City Proper-- King at Ostend LITTLE CHANGE IN FRENCH SITUATION London, Oct. far ,as land this mornisg, As ihe latest of the cities of Belgium to be beleaguered, is still holding out against tbe German onslaught King Albert has withdrawn from the city toward Ostend where the administration is now fully eetabifsn ed, but practically the entire.Belgian' field army has remained to resist "as" long as possible, the fire af -the great German guns, the horrible effects of, which were made plain at Liege. INCENDIARY BOMBS USED The bombardment oi Antwerp has been terrible says an Ostend despsteh to date ot Thursday, Germans tSirew incendiary the despatch adds, "with: fthe result 'that many parts of the town'between the south and the ace of Justice are in flames." reported here the Germans baf e crossed the river Nethe. "An aeroplane flew over 'Antwerp at three o'clock this BERLIN REPORT .London. Oct. 9. of- communication of the -German general staff, given cut at Berlin on rtlie evening o! Oct. 8ris contained in a Reuter despatch from Amsterdam It says "From the western seat of war no actions of decisive; import- ance can he mentioned. Small pro- gress has been "made near St. Mihiel and in tlie Argonnes, Before Antwerp Port Breendonk (to the south of Antwerp) has been taken -and the attack on the inner. Fort line lias been started there ThP barabardment of the tho tcwn, behind h_egun the took thk rpspon damage inflicted London. Oct. a summarv of the it stood this morning Tbat the Germans are still vigor oush hotnbarding Antwerp with their heavv siege guns from three posi- tions and that great damigo already has been done the shells, is the outstanding feature of the war news VIOLENT FIGHT AT ROYE On the battle line m northern where the contending armies burrowed deeply in entrench ments, fhe official statement sayi it is stationary, except that there have been several violent encouuterst be- tween the allies and the rjermaan, Tiotably injbhe vicinity oi Roye, in the department ol Somme NO clafais ot successes or acknowledgements ot defeats are made in the report At Antwerp, so violent has If on the concussions by the detonations cf the big guns that the houses miles awaj were shaken KING ALBERT LEAVES WDRP King Albert, .it the head of a por- tion of the Belgian army, is reported to have marched out of the besieged citv, frcm tthich the populace mhun- dreds have already fled in panic' RUSSIANS VICTORIOUS In the east, the Russians claim to have repulsed with heavv losses Ger- man attacks near Wirballen, 1 hihpoff, Russian Poland BACK TO THORN They declare aUo that some ot the principal forts, of Przemysl, ir Ga- hcia, have heen taken bv the forces oi the Czar, and that the Germans have been driven out of Wlockavvck, m Poland, acioss the border on the fortress oi Thorn, East Prussia From the south came a report from CeUenji that tfoe Seivians had de- feated the Austrian? and occupied Bi lek, Herzegovina RUSSIA REVSSLHCS PERSIA Russia is said to have lefused to withdraw her troops from northwest Persia, hut at the sime time ad dressed Peisii that she had no in- tention of taking Persian territory ESSAD PASHA TO HGHT A Home despatch to London s Fssad Pasha, with men is marching against Scutari 'Ihcre said to be a agreement between I'ssad and King Charles of Monte wherein the lattrr will rclln quish his claim on Scutari n the Albanians join Montenegro against Austria. HOLIDAY FOOTBALL MATCH i LIKELY TO BE CALLED? OFF j f Although not officially called is likely that theVgame scheduled ir Monday, Sons of Krftf toe GaHlefsto decide tor the Scott Cup u: jrceofmf of the ;