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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBEKTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 3915 NUMBER 227 French Soldiers From Can- ada Say They Have Heard Plan Montreal, Quc., Sept. ing from London last night, the Gazette correspondent says: 'French soldiers passing through Lcndcn, a German-Ameri- can plot'to destroy the Canadian harvest. This, he asserts, was divulged by a German prisoner, whose story was attempt would be made against the ele- vators." ITALY TAKES ACTION Paris, Sept. has declared cotton contraband of war, according to a dispatch to the Havas. Agency. DUKE-OF'CONNAUGHT-REVIEWS TROOPS AT CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION National Exhibition grounds hi Toronto. ROSS RIFLE WILL STAY IN SERVICE re- mand until Monday next, at 2.30 p.m.1, wat granted defence when the oaie'ofthe four former- minister! carne' up before Magistrate1 P. MaoRonald ag- ain this morning. OIL IS FOUND IN G.T.P. WELL SOUTH OF That the Gram oil has been discovered in the well of Jliv'-'GfialJm-'spent two or three days .soutli, but touring ti: tricfc north-of i-fi'e CHapin fold ttie 'Herald that Grand Trunk Pacific drillers had encountered a certain amount or oil the'United well w'as proceeding, under favorable conditions.' 'The1 -on Sunday had'rpached: fcqi> The; presii'ieriV'ifauhr np.tV state whither' oil indications (bund. His- company ;has both the .Scgr.r aiid'theflcaver-wejlis in the Sweetgrass-company, and drill- ing operations in these wells have ceased. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. impres- sion which prevails in sonic quarters that tlio Canadian Ross rifle has been1 permanently withdrawn from use.by; the British army authorities is em pba.ttcally denied by .MajorGeneral Sir Sam Hughes. The Minister of .Militia is still very much of the opinion'there is no bet- ter-rifle for. active than Canadian cervice conditions irm. Sir-Sain-says that owing to certain complaints, the Ross rifle was with- draw n from the1 first Canadian divi- sioji. The trouble !te said, en- llreh that'a small percentage of am- munition TV us nofsuuablp for the Ross rifle and it had Jjecn decided to have Alterations are being rapidly made, with the result that the second divi- sion is again equiuped with the Ross rifle. -In the course of. a short time the Ross rifle'will again'be issued to the first division. Sir Sam slates that alterations in the Ross weapon-are-being- made at e an the chamber ot the barrel enlarged. I the rate of several thousand a day. WHEAT !M YIELDS What will probably.prove to be. one. of the heaviest yields of wheat-in the province has been obtained from the crop at the jail farm just .outside of the city. of th'n crop hat been- and it -yielded .1503.bushels from a little than 25 which an average ot tt.tlfe apra is'-an enormous yield, an'd is pro- bably a recard. This wheat all graded- high. LINER CARRIED GUN ON ITS DECK Qijeerfstbwn; Sept. is no doubt that a gun .vai mounted on the Hesperian. It li understood tho gun was vis- ible 411 who cared to look at it, no .secret' iaing''hiade of Its pret- ence, :One-Arherican Lost London, Sept S American consul it Queenstown, according to the Daily Mail baa recoived 'informa- tion that a man named Woitf; aged and born in New Jersey, was lost m the sinking of the Hisperian. "jN" Torpedoed Beilin Sept Persons in a posi-; lion- to speak -with authority assert lhat tlte Hesperian, was not torpedoed by a German: submarine, at' least un- der conditions thus far described. Now Admit Canadian Beef to Britain London, cattle in- tended for' ala'ujjhter at. the port of landing wiM be admitted to England, beginning September 21, thus abrogating the prohibitory order.'Issued'.by the Board 'of Trade more than five ago. A reduction in the cost of beef, estimated In tome at 25 per cent., Is expected in sequence of the new importers of .frozen msat will have formidable competition, al- though full development of the trad.fi in live be delay- ed by the preient high freight rates and the shortage of able shipping facilities. U. S. GRAPPLES Washington, D 0 Sfpt. 7.-Dr. Constantm Dumlia, ine Austro-Hun- ffalian ambasbddor, laid Sec- reiars Lansing today an explanation 01 a letter him to the icnna fpretgnt office ing plans [or itndrawmg Austto Hungarian labor from' Amwu-ai- plants making supplies for Oreat her allies _ Neither thp ambassador nor Mr. Lansing upon the in- tcrxicw .when, it, was The im- prcttion'.ptevaifed in official quar- ters, however, that the secretary submit the matter to Presi- dent Wilson, with whom would rest the decision as to whether the ex- planation satisfactorj The text of Dr Dumba's, letter, recently seiz- ed by the authorities from its.hcar- James F J Archibald, ;in Am- erican, cabled to the state dc- )iai tmcnt early today by Ambassador riff at Londor and had liccn the subject of a conference between the president and Sccrctarj Lansing be- loie tlie ambassador icachcd the de- partment BRITISH SUB IN SEA OF MARMORA Sept: ex- change says that a Prltish Sea of Marmoia lias sunk TurXlBh tranaport, .which was 'lm J8-ccntimftrt guns to Galll- NO FROST Lctlibridge district as near frost' last night as most people care to have the'weather .at this-time, of the .year. The thermometer.; during the night drooped to 34, within degrees of Irost, but'-'thougli there was. a little glimmering -'of frost in the low places, no.actual frost.occurr- ed, so far as can.be learned, anywhere in the district. The weather, 'of Monday niiht, has cool, oit it is slightly warmer today. The-fore- cast is still for cool weather. Foremost Farmer Has 40 Bus. Yield porcmost, Alta Sept 8 the first threshing at Pendant D'pnillc, Verne IVagner's fall wheat, disced in on stubble, yielded'forty-bushels io the acre Threshing at foremost was delayed by Jenson Bros, at Magrath Cutting 1600 Acre Crop Magralh, Sept. Bros i Magrath's biggest farmers, one- third of their sixteen-hundred acte wheatfield cut and. with nine binders at work expect, to finish the remain: rfer within the next ten days. The recent storm did little or no dam, find Lee Jenson asserts that all the grain is standing and 'in good shape and also estimated the entire crop at sixty to seventy thousand bushels The companv.'have, eighteen hundred acres of summer; fallow ready iqr. next year, Tom Bingham is down from, his ranch undergoing, treatment for blobd poisoning. Tom thinks that a mos- quito" is responsible" for the mishap. 1PIIZ NOI IOQUII i Amsterdam via London, Sept 8 Reports that Admiral Von lirpitt, German minister of marine, intends to resign; are inventions, is true that he plans to take a brlet vacation, according to the Berlin C6r respondent of the Nieuv Uotterdam- ische Courant, which claims to have obtained his information from excel- lent authority. London, Sept. submar- ine activity, now increasingly in evi- dence off" i-hc French coast, has re- sulted'. torpedoing of another steamer; the Guatemala, tons, which went down-oft Belle Isle. The crew escaped in boats-and-were pick- Ger- man sank- :the ;ton Her.crew was saved. Justify Britain In The Great War Bristol, England, Sept. British "Trade Union" Congress now meeting here, adopted: at today's session n resolution expressing a belief in the complete justifica- tion of "the position of Great Bri- tain and her AHiss In the war. London Sept S artillery along the Danube continues its ac-1 tiutj in efforts to break up the Aus- .trian .fortifying operations on the left bant of tie river. The matter ol securing a conting- ent: of toldien, to winter in Leth- nndge from the central camps, will be discussed it the luncheon of the 'board of -.trade tomorrow at noon at the; bethbridgc, and a good represen- tation of members is asked to be present Other places are securing large uimps of soldiers for the win- ter and it Is felt that Lethbridgc is Sank Sub. that Torpedoed It Amsterdam via London, Sept. Hamburg Naehrichten, which voices "satisfaction" at the sinking of the Hesperian, but refrainii from express- been given up may have beun attacked and-sunk-.by the steamer Arabic before she went down. ACCEPT AERO OFFER Winnipeg, Mil- t, [itia department' has1; accepted the of- fer of a aerpplaritS made by the Manitoba government. It Is stipulat- ed tha't the aerobiane'conform to the type approved: by; the Royal F'iying corps. Major Guthrie Tells of Sinking of the Hesperiaii Londoii, Sept. of tho ,10th Battalion, C.E.'F., .one. ot -the survivors of Uie lost (ho sight from one temporaiiiy, and is suffering from a bioken ankle He reacl.cd Liverpool last liigl'.t Major thiihrle was In bed wheii the ship was str ick After reaching the deck he returned to his life- belts, and fitted sbmo. Captain another Canadian returning sick, 'helped aiibnmrine operating in the i the deck, and then be went down for Lieut Riley, mas unable to walk ..Major Outhne had his awi.y 'from the deck, and wnt unable' io stand owing to his broken was constantly trimnlad ijKtn ,by tbose mailing for the How- ever, Miss dragged him to the rail njid found.his.crutches again for him He was pushed by Miss Harvey and pull- ed by Major Barre into the lifeboat, narrowly missing falling iii.to The boat itself nearly capsized while being lowered into the sen, and later the phig In 'the boat, came out, but a Canadian private contrived to replace it. Major. Guthric added that Harvey, Major Barre and Captifu Geggfe did noble service in belp.fnf. women. "I am proud, also, of wounded Clp adlani, who.acted splendidly iiid Ms.lor Guthrlt. Several 6f the Cuxilin surviyg acted splendidly throughout, Major Gutkrle. of the now (t UTtrl Oetobtr aits Oetobtr barfiy .85 34% Fighting Giant of Russia Sent to Cau- casus, Emporer is to Head Both Army and Navy. London, Sept. 3- Grand Duke Nicholas, who has been at the head of the Hussion armies-since the be- ginning of the war and directed their movements in the great campaigns on the eastern front; has, been trans- ferred by EmperoE Nicholas to the Caucasus, where un- important operation.s against the Turks arc in progress. The Emperor's ac.tion was taken when he assumed command of all of Russia's armed forces on land and sea. It developed today that ho had placed'himself at the head of Rus- sia's naval as well forces. as her military Grand Duke Nicholas is appointed viceroy of the Caucasus and com- mander-in-chiei on the Russian south- ern front. Count Von VqrontzoK Dashkoff, who has been viceroy of the Caucasus, is congratulated by the Emperor on his achievements in that region and is attached by imperial order to the Emperor's -personal staff Nominally the Grand-Duke .is suc- ceeded by the Emperor. -What mili- tary man or what general., stant .will in fact assume active leadership of. Russia's hard-pressed forces is llot announced-in the Emperor's order re- lieving the Grand -Duke of' his im- portant position. On Thursday last Gen. Alexiev .was appointed chief of the Grand Duke's staff. Some military commentators hazard the 'guess that -upon his shoulders -will devolve the -re: sponsibilit) Great Surprise The removal of Grand Duke Nich- olas came as a great surprise to Eng- land where during the last few weeks he had received constant-praise for extricating his armies from the Teu- tonic grip. Now that winter IH preaching: and AuBtro-German fiorcfea are moving more slowly it was be- lieved that what with shortage of am- munition and other difficulties, tid had accomplished all that was hu- manly possible under the circum- stances. His transfer, TPM a .bolt from a clear sky marks tlie most important change of mand in any army during the great .'ar. In times of peace 'Emperor Nich- olas is invested by law with the1 hon- orary command of the army and navy, and the announcement that He had assumed this post in person did riot at first bring with it any intima- tion of impending important It was then-thought of-as not -worthy, principally for- its moral significance and the 'impression which It-would make on the Russian troops that tbeir sovereign was in close touch with them, determined to carry the war to a successful conclusion. London newspapers took this view until the receipt of news from grad that the Grand Duke had been, removed. It is the general opinion here that Emperor Nicholas" will not determine personally upon strategic formula, to -be followed, trust the destinies of his armies to, the chief the "general staff. 10 KILLED IN AIR RAID London, Sept. German air raid on the east-coast of Ena- land night, ten persons were killed and 48 were as the result of the bombardment. Other German airships, travel- ling in the direction, of'the Eng- lish coast, paSMd ovtr points In Holland this morning, it. is re- ported from Amsterdam. ,s ,s fl. BRITISH BOMBARD HUN Dunkirk, Sept British.. squadron bomoarded all the po- sitious along the Belgian cbast as far as Ostend this morning. Ottawa, Ont. Royal Highness the Duke of Con- naujht and party Isft this noon foi a trip to the Pacific Coast His Royal Highness an this occasion goes west as Com- mander in Chief. Th< object of hit trip Is to inspect the Canad- ian overseas troops at west- ern camps. being iomewhat overlooked in this matter The matter of a fall, fair will also hp discussed The management, of the stampede ot list Monday feel that they made a little; mistake in run- ning a counter attraction to 'the La- bor sports and have expressed themselves a willing to fall in line to help male a tall fair a success: The stampede so well -on Mon- day that it-is felt it would be a good impetus, to a fair "GERMANS TAKING EVERYBODY, London Sept dispatch to aulral Reuters Telegram Co. from Berlin, bee The refeience to, a i.' and devotion to dutj at coming bv of Asterdam, says: 'II is officially announced that the niilitaryiUaw. win be modified to en- able the le Examination of those per- sons previously exempt from military service; on account of physical unfit- ness with a view to their possible fitness for dutv at the present time." Local Man Decorated for Brave and Daring Feat Official conlirmatun 01 the dccorat- J Ambulance Corps ior ing of Scrgt J E Palmer, ol the I otion to at J estjibert Lcthbridi-e machmP gun squad, lor I jor T S Collins, [or gallantry on gjllantn in action, came se'iterdai 1st 1't" R (ilcdhill, 1st in despatches from the old country, I Battalion, for Lance Sergt stated fiat H other Canadians W F Hart, Ith Batt for gallantry had been honored The reference to a and to dutj at Sergt Palmer shows that" the act Langhen.arcq Color Scrgt, J HaJ for which he was decorated with the 811' Battalion, Jor gallantry _on 23td distinguished conduct medal was ajoi Ptp i: II Hester, 3rd Bit- particuiarij daring one The dispatch j talion, for gallantry and resource at he ivas honored "for gallantn i Keitubcrt, Corp S ,O 3rd qf their trench to His devo- tion to duty and courage were most conspicitovs Othert ionorea were Major Hesketh of the gtiaikiOBf Horse, the D S 0 for consp'icuoiia gaJUntty and --T to try on April 23rd at Yores' Sergt? and aBihl) on the 22nd o! May, at j Battalion, for gallanfrj on the 15th Festubert) when he took a machine 01 June at Gnenchj LAnce Corp eun to an advanced position, coici- H Wing, 10th Battalion, for gallah- mg an'attack and .ohipietelj check-'------- "-b-1 mg the cncmj's, counter attack ov breaking up their bombing parties and cutting the ropes attached to a hag of bombsnvhich the enemy was at- tempting to drag across from one end J MacDonald, Puncsss Pats, for gal- lant near Hooge on CHANGES ITS ITOMECT HALF Roche, minister of- the interior, announced this morning that it had been dead- ed to ask tot payment this year of one-half only of the seed gram and fodder 'together with in- terest As for advances for other re- liei these not be insisted on this year. Where, however, no-seed graft} or.-fodder has provided, butiteV litf onlv, one-half off the amount ad- vanced for relief lull be expected be returned. Collection System Difficult It is pointed out that it not ait easy matter to uork out a system of collection without entailing too great expense of organi2ation Dr Koeho appeals to the purchasers ol grain tn co-operate m matters of collections Four Children are Cremated while Asleep Winnipeg, Sept 8 children, ranging m ages from four to ten were roasted to death m their hone half a mile south ol Lorette, Man at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, when the little [arm house in untct the) flrc were asleep was consumed ELECTION FALL i, for 5th, Ssrgt. D King .ward's horse, for gallantry on 29th near Fcstubfrt, "Sergt A Mow 3rd Battalion Tor gallmtty on 24th at Festubert, Company Major C Ou'en, 1st Battalion, gallantry and ability 'JVM at.Givc'nchi, and V 1st Battalion, lot btawty tion to duty. Toronto, Sept Star today publishes the following from its Ottawa correspond ent: 'Upon wbat is be reliable infonnstion, your corrcspondtnt aMured that t tne govenauat has oecided dissolve parliament nod bold f ction ttis fall" an election f ;