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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. E, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER ;io, io NUMBER 271 TURKEY BOMBARDS RUSSIAN LOUIS of Batten-burg Retires- as Sea Reports German-Austrian Army Cut in Two Resumed Offensive and Reconquered Territory Yielded to Enemy SPLENDID PROGRESS .Austrian-German Armies Oper- ating Around Warsaw Are Broken in Two Cheering Reports Given Out by the French War Office -German Loss Heavy FRENCH OFFiCiAL Paris, Oct. French official announcement given out in Paris this (afternoon, says that the forces of the had passed the River Yser hav- been compelled to with ilraw.bv reason of.'inundatipns of the low brought; about by -the Belgian The text of the lows: extreme left, inundation brought about by the Belgian army in the lower-yaMey of th-a. River Yser, has compelled the forces of the enemy which had oaased this, river to ,with- draw. They were subjected to a vio- lent cannonade by the Belgian and during their m'ove- ment of retreat. "The Germans-.- endeavored yester- day to deliver very violent'counter at- Aaeks on the British army corps, which were progressing to tiie northeast and to the east of Ypres, "At the end of the day our troops had, notwithstanding, continued their forward movement in the direction which had. been assigned them, Had also" taken'possession of various points of support. "The British troops, assailed at sev- eral points to the north of Labasse by superior .forces, resumed the offensive with energy, and .re-conquered to a considerable extent the" territory yielded to the enemy. "On.several other points the British troops.repulsed the.attacks of the Gen mans, inflicting on them important lossss. "On. the r-smainder of the front there has been no general action, on- ly partial offensive.movements on our part as well as on. .-the.part of the enemy. "We have made progress almost ev- erywhere." FOUR DAYS FIGHTING Desperate Fighting Still Pro- ceeds North of the River Pililza Peirognul, Oct. Times Russians have won an- other great vicioty which marks in all probability Uie ultimate stage ol the struggle between the Slav and German and Anstro-Geu- man armies operating from a position lo the. north, in about the same lati- tude as Warsaw i down to south of River Jljanka have broken in two. Ihe northern part, is de- feiiotl a uccK or more ago in its at- temui. Lo niaieh into still deiiuiatelj north of er PijiUa Eolith 01 that river, the infliLtod j, liefest- flu, "invaders arc m iftOirieUpaV, leaving a gap belucen the main groups. 01 armies, en.ual (o one daj 's nuirjCh This victory portcmls the- defeat, of 1 the airnes noith 01 the Uner Pihfczd, .since these will have''the Rus- sians on tliftir right and indeed, Russian. cavalry1- and .horse gunners are probably" right of the northern, forces The uctoi) has been won by'four se- verest, fighting on a front extending from BialorzC'gi, on the Kiver. Pal- itz.a, 12 miles Vistula, south-eastward through Glovachev and Policzina to which is on the left hank'of op- PCS. It. the M la-e of rva7ineiiefi Ihe total length of the front is '12 miles. FOR RETREAT Amsterdam, Oct. the fierce slaughter of the last few days, there is a lull firthe battts of ths Yaer. The Germans are preparing entrench meats behind the line of Nieuport and Dixmunde; in the direction of Thielt and have seized all the spades in that town to assist in dig- ging. Frnm this fact, It thought by the inhabitants that the Germans are preparing for a retreat. FRENCHMAN BEAT UP AN ENGLISHMAN Instead of enlisting-and going, to io fight tht conimfyi German i-ncmj, while sen tencc I.einjr. and in .1 voice broken with sobs, declared his" innonccncc. The Mum Dominik Nicholas, cqn victed .of killing his.. father-in-law- near was given six yoa'rs in the penitentiary The jury was discharged and the session of the assijes ended at -a tcr pist o'cloc1' C.N.R. RAISED MILLIONS Ottawa, Ouf, Oct 21 was ed that the Canadian Northern hag fmccGedetl in raising in London of tho amount guaranteed by the government for ill Una j sf nhen irrigation is a live subject in Southern Alberta, vvith new. schemes ior irrigation .under con- sideration, there are -a few facts con- cerning" the system at our very doors which are not generally known, and which may open the eyes of a low people when thcv ale digested In the irrigation svstem known as the St Marv's project, or the old A. ;R-. and I. scheme, t'hcre are at pres- ent .Sti.OflO acres under irrigation. Of this area acres are in .what is known as the Lethbridge dis- i-rict. :0f this la'ttEt area, so far as can :ne" learned from reliable sources, mi- iiy acres were cropped in 19.14 as follows Veres 8 Timolhv I.071 Othei time srasses Hheil Oath i Ballei 60" I Potaloc- 583 Total This shows t'ut in the LethbndfcC dislrut onl> aboit Go percent of the irrigated Ian 1 vvis cropped this year. Outside, this district it is fairly safe to assume that less than that per- centage was of the whole acres less than acres were under-crop: Look at the above figures in com- parison with the possibilities of the are now "in .operation under the jurisdiction of the Loth- ihndfe olfice 01 ISic 0 P R The I! I scheme irom St Alary's as now designed vull cover acres instead of But it is en- tiie'ly possible to put acres under water from the same ditch, an increase acres over and above that now n ngated to this the Milk River pro ject 1 Ins contemplates irrigating acrfs. Of. this system only .the liinin canal has been constructed, (Cpntinucn on Page SJX NATION INDIANS FOR THE FRONT Braritford, Ont., Oct. Six Nation Indians will furnish a company of 120 officers and men, all for the second con- tingent, _, They will mobilize at CayUDa a I onoc Cdpt3in Gew.gC Smith...will assume command. v Other officers are not yet cliosar The company Is formed at tKe initiation of Ussard, Toronto, who wiked that Indians, on account of their rela- tion to the Crown, should tftnd KILLED AI Member of First Contingent Engaged with Allied Forces Lost His Life ARE'CANADIANS JgERE? Oct. of Private .William Cockrill of the Ca- nadian Army Service Corps, have re- ceived a cable from the War Office to the-effect that he was killed by a Ger- man shell.at Lille. He was a motor truck driver. Ottawa, Ont., Oct. Militia department lias had no-official know- ledge, of the presence ot Canadian troops at the front, as indicated by the death of Private William Cockrill oC Montreal by a German shell at Lille yesterday. It..is said here that the expeditionary force is now in con- trol of the War Office, and that the department here is not consulted, ex- cepting on matters of importance. It is not believed here, however, that the entire'Army Service Corps of the Canadian force is at the front. This unit is absolutely necessary to pro- vide for. the feeding of the men at Sal soury' Plain. It is not. even believed that the whole of the-mschnica] trans- port has gone through, but it is proba- ble that a section or so may have been handed over for service at once There was a demand for motor trucks and drivers by the War Office some time and it is considered proba- ble that part of the Canadian mechan- ical transport has responded. PAY POLL TAX DEMAND'ON THE LADIES LOUIS. OF BATTENBURG Was born in Austria, the son ofJPrince Alexander of Hesse of Louis II., Grand Duka. of Hesse. He married a granddaughter of the late Queen Victoria. He became "a nat- uralized British subject, 'and joined the British Navy as a "cadet in 1863. He became a commander -in 1885, a captain in 1891, a rea" admiral in 1904, of AUantic fleet in 1908, second Sea LordrOf the Admiralty in 1911, apd'fifSt Sea Lord in; He is a penorta! ADC. to King Georqe He served in the Egyptian" war or lS32, rBcelvffig the medal via. 'London, Oct. anticipation of the possible invasion of; Egyptian ter- ritory, British Ambassador Mai acting instruction from his government has plainly 'informed the Grand Vizier that if the Turks cross the frontier, it will msan war with-the entente powers. Russian Seaports Bombarded: by Ships of the Ottoman Empire PRINCE LOUIS RESIGNS His Foreign Bnlh and Parent- age Causes Action to be Taken London, Oct. Russian Ambassador at Constantinople been withdrawn, according to of- ficial announcement made here to- day, and in consequence of the Turkish attack made on the Rus- sian ports, instructions have b-sen sent Russian consuls in Turkey to leave that country. "Oh, girls Listen to what those horrid city commissioners have done Just look at tins It was in the corridor of the Cen- tral school; :and one of the fair peiia- wab Hie ciuse of hci righteous udignation uas i mi hi looking letter cime in the mill 11 a (lunricr for three dollars poll you ever hear SUCK nerve Tlr clt) license tollcclol is on the warpath again, this lime for poll tax, and there is one .mistake lie is not gom, to mike He is going to overlook no one. lie would rather loninut i sin of conm ission tlnn a sin of e tin, dinning epistles to the ladies of th" who o1 the frinchiso, ind who liase not ihi. protection of a hnhbv Ihc clnrlcr sajs that poll shall lie collected from nil persons of the: full ase of 21 who ,ilo hot .otherwise lontnbulc to tho citv coffer's The collector rules tint a woman is a ttid must cough up As for age lie takes that tot granted Questioned on the rather delicate qUestion this inoimng, Ilii, stjld IW city needed the moncj, hut that diplomacy would to DC Von Bernstorft kind RUN LOCALS THREE TIMES EACH WEEK H is likely that a feu a change in the local tram schedule will to inade uhHi will Leilucp flic local train service between Letli- bridge and Medicine Hat It n pio posed to.run the afternoon local over this line only three dais a week Some, time ago the company pro-1 posed that the fcemci, slioul 1 continued altogether, but the Board I of irade protesteil anil the dailj continued Ilowner, the} winter coming on and little traffic the line, the com- pany is now proposing .a tri-wcekly sei-vice. The Board of Trade ha? timated that it will raise no objec- tion provided the dull scmce is tc- eslaniisncii on .vpril 1 1 IIL change will, not affect the liam between Lcthliridge and Calg-iu over the Aid ersytle, which will continue to be tlaily London. Oct. outetauiling: featiues ol the great war are thet entrance ol '1 into flip as isporteJ from tihu aetiren ent as First Sea Loul of the British of Prince I.ouis olj BaUenber.- Kver smi.B tht. war began the at litudc of has been tne subject of rloulit. It' has been' -reported- a number of times that Turkey-was, on the vt'je of 'fi-ing forre1; with> bermant It wa1! even said that Ger- many had supplied the Ottoman ;gov- erm.'emt vvith large sums of nioney Gicat TuAev to keep off and recent ad.ices irom Constan tmople indicated that Turke) intend- ed to maintain hex neutrality Now comes word that a Turkish, cruiser has bombarded the Russian seaport ol Theodosia, in the Crimea, and that 1 urkish cruiser hast threiti-oed the seaport o! Novorosysk, on the Black Sea. Under stress ot pursuit bv British warships, tne uennan cruisers Ooc- bcn and Breslau early in the war' took iciuge at Constantinople 'lhav vveie purchased b} the Turkish gov- ernment, biit-the Ocrinan officers: and- crew were retained Later thev sal lied forth, and a warning was issued' bv Russia that should the RUbsian. warships meet these two cruisers they vvonlrt apen (lie The former German warships hare proved a cause of url- talion throughout the last tow tj tin- allies, anil Great Britain ask- ed the Ottoman government to re move the Germans from the vessels, hut Turkey replied that this'was; a domestic question. Meanwhile, 1 un-ev nas been mjdec. surveillance bv the allies Her actton in tho present attack on Russian ports nas not p( rn but it is possible that her miection into war mav bung to arms some of Balkan states which up to the prev ent have lemamed quiescent PRINCE LOUIS OF RETIRES The of Prince Louis of, Battenburg from the British Admirf was not altogether for the Blitish Admiral, uho held tho of First, Spa Lord, has licen the subject of a newspaper campaign' (Continued on Page 3) GREECE IS READY FOR TURKEY, i '___ Ottoman 'Empire's Doom is Near, Says the London Times London, Oct.' Times edit oriaily says the Allies are quite ready for Turkey, and have prepared for her for a long time. All preparations for the Turkish, a'dvance have been made by oVeat Britain m Egypt along the of the Suez Canal, and In the peninsula of Sinai. Greece, too, is ready and than ready, Turkey'may soon discover By foolish yielding to the instigations of Germany, Turkey has, pronounced Cum The Ottoman Empire in Europe will soon be merely a FAILED TO' SEND VETERNIARY i Ott the compo sition of the first Canadian Uon- no ;