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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME VIII. LETHKKIDGE. ALBEKTA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1915 NUMBER 225 ENTRY OK GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN TROOPS INTO PRXSMYSL German Positions Being Subjected to Heavy Bombardment London, activ- ity of artillery continues to be re- ported from the fighting front in France. Paris alludes to the last engagements as of "particular vio- lencei" Military observers abroad in-, cline to the belief that the per- bombardment of the Ger- man poiitions presanes an offen- sive movement by the Entente Al- lies in the west." May Surprise World London, Sept. NO HERALD MONDAV Monday is Labnr Day, a nub- lie liolidny. and Tlio Herald not published. War nows will be bulletined. speculation exists here as to whether the continuous bombard- ment now proceeding against the German western front Indicates an immediate advance of the Al- lies. There is almost a complete silence from the British lines, which is highly significant, and many who V.rtow the facts, sug- gest the possibility of a new Bri- tish continental of a nature calculated to surprise the world. Noted Toronto K.C. Will Defend Roblin Coterie Toronto, Ont, Sept. was learned today that E. F. B. John- son, K.C., of Toronto, would act as defence counsel in the charges preferred against Sir Redmond Roblin, Hon. Dr. Montague, Hon. G. Cbldwell and Hon. James H. Howden, provided an enlargement ccin be -.-nade from September 8 to September 13, to enable him to got to Winnipeg. Gideon Grant will be associated with.. Mr. Johnson. 'DEFENCE WANT MORE .INFORMATION Winnipeg, .Man., Sept. that the information set out in the charges of "conspiracy to defraud" against Sir Redmond Hublin, Dr. II. Montague, J. H. Howvlen and G. H. Cold well, is not sufficient to allow him to prepare an adequate defence to meet the charges, A J. Andrews, ap- pearing for the ex-ministers, applied to .Magistrate P. A. MacDonald today for an order forcing the prosecution to give- further particulars with, re- gard to the charges. .The-application was opposed by R. A. Bonmtr for the Crown, who authorities in an' attempt to show that no order cou'ld be made .unless the men were on their trial. Argument Is being continued this afternoon. Canada Will Not Falter Until Enemy is Crushed Ottawa, Sept. Robert Dot- copied ptlicr than a complete tri- rien was tendered a r.uiet but none the less hearty reception on his ar- rival here; shortly afternoon today: He was'met at the station by Mayor Porter and- the members of the cab- inet in the city, as well as hy a large jiumhcr ol representative1 men of the city. Immediately on arrival the Prime minister -was escorted by the nf the G. (.i: F. G. to the the Chateau Laiirier, where an im- mense throng 'had gathered. There Mayor Porter read the address of umph for the principals for whicl Oreat Britain and her allies were He. found the same deter- mination .'animated men from all parts of the ICmpire, including Aus- tralia and New Zealand. This photograph, token tot a Irinn Iroops marching in urjcr.-Uic defences the Russians driven out. 'alien city, show reduced hy the s the CVcrinan 42 centimetre and Aus- gune and Bit SCHOOL? TOTALS 1156 The first of the new school term ended last night with a fottt enrolment in the public and high schools of MIS, an increase of near- ly 100 since the opening day, and an increase also over the attendance of last year's opening. The attend- ance is divided as follows High school 137, Central 330. Westminster 282, FlecU-ood 211 Galbraith 171, Hardievillc 78. There are 32 public school teachers on .the staff with. 5 in the high school. It possibly! he necessary to secure an extra teacher lor out' 'of the schools, as some of the rooms art -rather over- crowded. At .the separate schools the total enrolment at the end of the week was 338.' Ifor tlie Red Gross Funds The ladies of tlie Red Cross in Lethbridge serve re- frcshments during the Labor Day.- sports at the Exhibition in booths nrovided for the purpose. The booj.hs will be open, practically all day. In the evening a large dance in the exhibition hall lias been arranged for, and will be held from 8 till 11. Tlie admission will cents, the funds to go to'Red Cr.oss work here. Sir Robert .spoke of the inspiration' Fifth Anniversary of St. Cyprian's Tomorrow marks the fifth anniver- sary'of the St Cyprian's church he had received as a consequence of he T? v r a LH aawSH-jStBiKwrair rnP I heroes was remarkable. Their whole m bt' tomorrow boys see to the welfare of our deeply, appreciated." In the address hope was expressed ,tliat appreciation cf the visit, would Khe? assist in the i desire was some day to back j again among" their comrades on" the I firing line. j people of the Dominion" that the wounded Canadians were receiving every comfort and attention. Tlie Premier next referred to his visit to tile French lines. He said he was struck bv the spirit of resolve and determination of the French people and the French soldiers to fisht on to a triumphant conclusion. He thus expressed liis conviction as to the ultimate result of the fr Country for men to great struggle. Sir Robert Cheered Sir Robert was received with pro- longed cheers and, reiterated the sen- Sntshb expressed in-Montreal said that when the armies of nighl when' lie assured the people that Great Britain and her the Canada would never falter until the requi.sfle. number amis of the enemy were broken. lie said lie toiiwl .everywhere a firm re- solve that, no result would le ac- of machine guns; i'tions of -war, etc., there would be absolutely, no doubt as to the is-, sue. Edmonton, Sept: to tlie an -interview given to press recently'the minister of TO HUNT IN QUEBEC Oyster Bay, -N.Y., Sept- Colonel Roosevelt plans to start today for a month's hunting trip in Quebec. c- DECLARES Sept. The Gazette's London correspondent last night Duncan MacLeai Sixth Mounted -Rifles, and W. V. Cie- nan, Fourth' Hides, were knocked down by a motor bus last night. MacLeah -was instantly and Cfenan seriously injured, hut there is hope for .-Ms recovery." "Private P. H. Sandell, lOth Bat- talion, was found dead in a hut west of Sandling camp this morning. The cause of .death is unknown." SITUATION- IN UNSETTLED London, Sept. Balksn problem still is in an .unsolved state, and there are no signs that the situation will definitely shape itself within the next few days. M. P. Inspectors Going to Front Regina, Sept. officers of the K. -V. VV, P., with headquar- ters at Regina, left Wednesday even; ing to join English regiments for active service at the front. They are Inspector Vernon and Inspector Ca- both of the reserve division sta- tioned here. They resigned their com- missions with the police in order to go to the front. Hoth were prom- inent in athletic circles, neiiiR mem- bers of the R. N. W. M. IV football team, and Inspector Cadiz, being a member of the R. N. M. P. cricket club. TabetYoung Man Killed in Utah Taber, Sept, A sad fatality oc- curred at Tremonton, Utah, on- Aug- ust 20th, when Peter Larscn, Washington D.C., Sept. Admiral Caperton notified the Navy department today that he had> declar- ed martial at Port au Prince and He icted In pursuance of j was run over by general orders to do whatever -was wagon and" hilled, necessary to- preserve peace. No im- tiaual 'disorder and the officials here regarded the Ad- RAILWAY MUST STAND TRIAL Toronto, Ont., Sept. Toron- to railway was formally committed for trial yesterday, on a charge of criminal, negligence. The charge arose from the company maintaining the running boards on their open cars. A'idorman Gibbons, business agent of the employees' union, testified that there had been 10 accidents and one conductor a -result .of-falls from running boartis Shi this year there 14 acci-> dents and one death. miral's action as a precautionary, one again'st. threats of uprising American occupation. against MINISTER MAY BE PREMIER London, Sent. -I. The Pet- fograd- correspondent of the Times says it is believed that General Polivaneff, Russian minister of War, will become premier with extensive powers -to re-construct, the Cabinet. The young man, -oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P.' L. Larsen, of Taber, .was driving a bundle wagon on a threshing outfit. He drove up to the separator -and -stopped his team. until the wagon .ahead, of him was unload- ed. When the team ahead pulled out his tcsni- started suddenly and iarred him under the load, both front and back .wheels passing over his body before the team could he stopped. On receipt of a message telling of the young man's death Mr. Larsen, senior, went to Utah and brought the body home to Taber for burial. C.N.R. HEAD AT BRANDON Brandon, Sept. Returning from his trip to the coast, Sir Wf.- liam Mackenzie stated here, yester- day, that transcontinental service his line wo.uid be in operation by October, 1. EXTENSION OF IRRIGATION ON LARGE SCALE POSSIBLE IN THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT-MEANS MORE PROSPERITY Not very fat distant in the future, according to 15.: F. Drake, superin- c irl) date is o just how nuich land lhafc made in the can be irrigated on each quarter sec-j Sundial: and Lomond districts and eas in this uously oppose any change and cer- tainly would regard it as uncalled for were the members of the govern- ment and legislature to take any steos to place a tax upon .improve- LU v, L m m- ii..b--.-...... i nienls tcndent of irrigation for the Dbniiri- lion in the irea affected. Dr. Drake [the irrigation of ..some, areas in this As regards llic towns there is no ion 'government who is Inn iota' is the survey party now region Iwl.-been found leasible by cx- doiibt but that the sudden change Uslfibriclgo dtj will be the centre ofUorkmg in the Barrhill district and i tension of branches from the South- business and improvement tat! a huge irrigated in I is on three more "plain m, A imgation raiial. os to an exclusive land tax worked a sugar beet f u-torics potato starch i til If? with 10 more men in Hie: Drake that m time a those municipalities, I factories, creameries and ill th4 i Iron faprmgs_ district. Tl.o jircHmin-., tract oMand -in -that s But Stil! Struggling to Pro-? tect Riga and Petro- rograd Road London, Sept. in its latest statement, admits the retirement of the Russians to the north bank of the Dvina, in sector where desperate struggles to protect Riga and the road to Petrograd are in progress. North of Vilna, where the Ger- min lines have apparently made little progress of late, the Rus- sians have continued offensive operations, and are said to have gained ground against the Ger- many, with the capture of morii than 12 machine guns and 300 prisoners, IMPORTANT VICTORY Berlin, via London, Sept. 4.-" The German army, engaged in bat- tie for the possession of the Rus- sian port of Rigs, has won anoth. er important victory. Army head- quarters announced today the cap- ture of the bridge head at Fi'ied- erlchfitad on the Dvina, about 40 German Plans Petrograd, Sept. Russian offensive on the right bank of the Villiya River has slowed down, but may proceed further. Russia mili- tary critics are convinced that the aini of the Germans is to cross the Hiver fDvinn, take possession of the railway between Riga and Dvinsk, capture Vilna .and also the fortress ot Kovno, far to the south, and en- trench for the winter. t Already they are within ten miles of Kovno and working against the- northern end of the line, especially at Lida, about 50 miles southeast ot Vilna. It is Believed here- 'that'Jtne--RuSf.. excellent chances of cessfulIrdefend'ihE the DvlBa': line. 200 DEAP IN AWFUL WRECK Washington, Sept. hundred people, in- cluding many women and children, were killed in a train wreck, Thursday, 200 miles east of Mexico City. American Consul Silliman, reporting to the State Department; says: "The disaster was an IUH palling one." Another train following with forty- five American refugees aboard was'detained by the wreck, but reached Vera Cruz yesterday.________ POST OFFICE' FIGURES Stamp receipts at the post olfice for the month ofiAllgust- totalled 53544.99. :A total oE 1229 money orders were with a value of There were paid 928 money orders to the value of 662.49. Postal notes sold led 367, valued at There were paid 56S postal notes valued at S1060.7S. A total of S24ISO was deposited in the savings bauk department. Mr. very hardship rear estate! vantages that accrue to the prosper in siinus si bilities and i ous mixed farmnn, commumrj 'will'piojcct which, in the control of re; boosters, had taken on installed improvements far beyond spring up. 'I his is no of the S100 Oflfl the means of the ratepayers' If was'enthusiast, hut the prediction of a J19 pci all right so long as times were man closely in touch with the sltua ma) raise the booming and money was (lush but the tiou.and who his _i thoro gh 'will undoiil unent the slump 'came ,and thr .howed that the Old Man j would be brought under walci irrigate approximately jir. Drake also s'p'qke of the in at in estimated cost of j jrrieation rr'o'jects now heing :r icic The .detailed survey j from" the- 'Mi'lk 'lUver in big sur- the Me jmo: area somewhat and] southern' end of "the province. .itedly raise the cost per i staifd .that.the Dominion government he edge of what cm he accomplished in Me c to a certain degree, though pos- i was pvcpaieil .with a very strong case municipalities'mirte'a general up''these towns be-! this particulir pirt oi the countn in sihlj not n treat lleal- to KO before' tjis. international water- ence to the tax convention which hs i Kan jo the pinch, and it only i the. way of irngalint lit stretches When these surveys arc complete, waj-s commission in -.support of their attended in San Francisco and coup- i me ,-car in led it with a brief observation as to j strate most the difficulties surrounding the solu- 01......._ ___ ___ tion of the problems affecting cquit- cnnvenientlv pay. To meet ob-: is confident tint aqle assessments and tax levying, not only In Alberta hut everywhere. _....._____ This remark, which was not. the the victims. This does not vitiate, the plans of the Domiaion govern main purpose-of the interview, was; the principle of single lax. H merely! meiil to aid in bringing tlcse vast picked dp by' Hie principle ol single' reveals the [act that certain towns-i areas irader are hrought to was to be abandoned in Alberta., had to lax unfairly in ordsr to meet; and given ellcct 'Such was not the minister's inten- debenture payments. I Ruth Old Man Surve tion and there is nothing'-further I Owini; to Ilir exceptional-conditions Hir. Drake is here today to 1117 from the truth than -the statcnient created' by uniortuiialc plunging intoispect the surveys that are being con- that single tax is to he abandoned, liability during good times the al present bx government or that the principle has been alail-j islature. last session amended the parties in the di tncls adjacent to Alberta not giving towns permission to the'city and particulaily the patties oetooer Wiieii these surveys arc complete, to demon'-; of land'. Hie next step will be the organiza- clailn for iise of the Milk River wa- -oiirse placed nojtion hi the fanners of the irrigation} tj.r.s, use''of is also being us prediction bull nhtiicl 1ml the securing of puaran- claimed, by Montana. irrigationists. conveniently pav To meet ob- is conlidcnl tint all this prospspU I tee for their bonds to finance the Drake, said thai'. it was possible lieations it became necessary, to pile: hn sneaks'of lull come to iti the Ihis ol course, could not he; to irrigate almost on the taxes and business men are i very near fuiiire particularly so it undertaken until conditions generally much laud'from this re-adjust thcmsiclvcs. Extclidve Irrigation Pecsible ?lr'.' Drake told the Herald also MARKETS Premier Sifton is a firm believer in IHISC a business (ax tor four year: tingle tax-'as the equitable method Wiiatever anicmlments may be made 1 raising money and there is not a'. to municipal laws while the Lib- of dbnbl Wit that it is a cr.il. government is there is coiupleie success insofar as the val-I no likelihood of v. any of farm lands is concerned, j change 'in the dii .Tile faniicrs'pf Alberta would siren-! with the at worit in the. district nortli of the oily to bo covered by the Old Man irrigation project. Work nji'lhc on this jro jrct' arc 'to rushed ahead as fast in order that the govtrn incut may have information.' it" an October barley 85 WEATHER High Low Fertcift: and three times source- on the Canadian side, as could be done on the Montana side, v Great Future Mr. Drake has ..visions of. .a great future for Hie. irrigated and irrigable districts.surfpunding Lcthbricigc. In time, lie believed, Irrigation would effect the change, of a considerable part of thn country..froni.grain farm- ing on .extensive to alfalfa, hay and root- crops, with live stock, and sheep feeding in the .tvinter. Grain fields'on tlie -higher spots would furn- 70 ish grain..rejuircd for supplc- tire'lia'y crpps and. feed for i fluisliing the. livestock. When John Hreuski, with one month of a Me months' sentence for i shooting still to senc, broke cus- I tody at the racial jail a week ago and uas brought back to stand trial for jail breaking, he little knew the opportunity of liberty' he had for- feited by his foolish act. This morning Sheriff Yo'inz reced- ed a wire from Ottawa instructing him to release Hreusll on parole This action had been_ decided on, of course, before the prisoner broke Jill. Now he not only loses his release" on parole, but he mil yer) likely have to do a longer teim lor jail breaking it found Washington; Pope Benedict about peaco in Europe continued the absorbing topic today in official and diplomatic circles here. Press dispatches Rome quoting the Pope as express- ing the heliei -tne United States is now in a position_to address, groups of belligerents m the mattM of peace, with "toe probability of in- ducing them to take steps which would lead to negotia- tions for the cessation of the war, attracted considerable attention Tho Pontiff also expressed gratification at the cordiality of the interview be- tween President Wilson and Cardinal Gibbons Thursday New Commanders for Russian Forces Petrograd via Sept Tlie appointment of Gen. Alexla'v chief of staff to the Grand Duke Nicholas and of Gen. Ruszky as cprt- mander of tie northern armies ,tot Hussia, has led to the. adoption of hopeful tone by1 the Russian prexi, Avouch expresses confidence in the lure operations of the forces tin empire Gen. made a not- ab.lc lepulation in his conduct ol Hussian operations ;