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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBIUDGE, ALBEUTA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1915 Russians Find Trenches Choked With Bodies of Armenians Massacred by Barbarian Allies of Germany Petrograd, via London, Sent. IS. Dr. Clarence D. Ussher, Mr. and Mrs. Yarrow, p.nd thirteen other persons, comprising the missionary staff at Van, Turkish Armenia, passed through Petrograd, today, on their way to Rergen, Norway, having had to aban- don. to pillage and flame the result o: seventy years work at Van. ASCII, but dauntless, ,Jlrs. Reynolds broke her leg In the hurried r.ight from Van, and died at Tiflis two days before her husband reached there from" America. Mrs, Ussher died of 'typhus fever shortly before the flight. Dr. Ussher was attacked the same 'day as his wife was stricken. He is Btill scarcely able to walk, although lie has recovered from the disease. The entire party suffered hardships on the road. great Terrible Vengeance Van again is in the hands of the Russians, who are declared to have found the canals and trenches choked with untold thousands of bodies of Ar- menians who had been unable to es- cape, and were killed. It .is stated (hat in addition to the mission com- pound, all the better buildings in the city were destroyed, including the home of the governor and the head- quarters or the Armenian government. The massacre, the missionaries report, was directed by Tevdet Bey, who had burned the compound be- fore retiring from the first siege of li-edet tne returned cummer. When he took a. terrible vengeance for the raising :Of t] Kleae by the Armenian volunteers. Jury Places Blame For Death of Granbrook Man franhrnol- 1) 0 September Eachern, ff. H. Wilson, John Mar- The coVowr's jurv en panelled to' tin and Joseph Walkley. They return- enquire mTo the death of Samuel G. ed the following "We, -the Watson opened at the. city hall this having heard the. ;evening The council dence and 'discussion'-thereon, hold -i Tit .harabcr was crowded to the doors, that the deceased ..Samuel Watson, There being a large number, of men in met his. death from fractured skull Hie employ.of the which caused by failing against a verandah ;the accused lias been employed for the post through a blow struck by accus- nast five years' "Several witnesses ed, Chief, The funeral of Watson.-" 'of Police Adam? .bringing out evi-i place andI will .be... 'dence to the effect'.that; Slcbill., tte! being reported .to him a year member, of tile llth "take "of HAILOKS N If 1 S-, j., flir- t U' .fc CAPTURE Would be Able; to Seize Considerable TURKISH POSITION Paris, Sept. capture of a Turkish position on the Gallipoli Peninsula by the French forces, nnnounced today by the War Office. Point on Line if Vilna Taken- Russian Successes in South Berlin, via London. Sept. but there sian advanced positions have been taken in an attack on the' Dvinsk Residence of Mr. K. Ross at'Svdiiey'wliej of the Australian cruiser Sydney wlfo fought in company with some from the Carnarvon. sailors, crew Emden. are convalescing E. J. barter of Picture Butte was. in ENEMY PUCED London, Lloyd's agent at St "Michael's Uores, telegraphed of' today that the captain of the Fabre "ion" of" the astsi tic "'id: as she is an pld .lady and the the river. The Iron Springs, Turin! hne steamship Sant Anna, attribute ef to take the matter his untimely ending of her son is temg Butte districts had j the fire on ms, to the work of propagandists oifithe enemy coun- ts The report i there were many explosions on September 13 on the Sant Anna which put in at the taores on Thursdai after the fire had been extinguished. Subsequently a numbsr. of fuses were found.' .It .is said that the ship sure- 1} would haie been blown' to atoms if there had been munitions of war on board-. wile. Letters were found .on the dead taken badly. man from .the accused's wile, which, McGIIl, who is the .lather oi two will be read at the preliminary hear-; pretty children, is likewise receiving -vhich will be held Monday after- sympathy from a large number ot better crops since they were settled. Bert Wyman's spring" wheat averag- ed 69 bushels to the acre for ten! acres. T. Dickhout on thirty acres; noon at 2 o'clock. I Cranbrobk people who have known had all average of 59 bushels to the The jury consisted of W. him for sears I Fisher of Fer _ K...J. Binning, M. Me- nie, is acting on his behall Big Harvest Keeps Many Farmers from Warner Fair Warner; Sept. the heavy har- -His brood mare (Apple vest the' rainy .weather of the past bringing irom judge much com fivo' weeks and the1 absolute neces- mendation as an animal which the n-th ps n'i'incndine rverv'minute in get-! farmers should breed as it was one ,v o, of raost cla -es for ihe Ameticaii Standard .the'only ex n crps totne Kith Annual'Falr at Warner country. In the Ame, held vesterday and today being of- a. Bred G. r Bitton verv moderate character. Not only hibitor and was aw an were the, entries .-much' below last vear but the also suffer- ed as most, of the ianiiers tributary to' the town were- too.-' busy cutting wheat to come in, cither as oxhibi- tors or sightseers. Most of the farm- ers had not- finished cutting and those Who had, thresh yes- terday and were thus prevented from putting in an appearance. The total number of- entries were 501 against 'over 1800 last year, the principal falling off being torses and (CONTINUED ON Ptni- 3) acre of wheat, and P. Jorgenson's ield is averaging 56 bushels to the acre. These yields are reported from a district that yielded hardly a bushel last year. LIFTS GRAIN EMBARGO Ottawa, Ont., Sept was announced today that the embargo on shipments of grain to non-JSuropean countries has been lifted. Shipments mas- he made to European conn- tries .under certain restric- tions. bridgehead, and the Russian front has been broken through to the south. Surround Vilna London, Seji. The is little concrete evidence, concerning the direction which it may be expected to take. Cabling from Rotterdam several correspondents as- sert they have reasons to believe tho central powers have not only decided to strike a heavy blow but have al- ready put un'ler way preliminary Berlin, Sept. (via wireless to Overseas News Agency says: "A Constan- tinople, telegram states that ai-- the review of troops held in honor of Duke Johann Albrepht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Enver Pasha, "the commander-in-chief of the Turkish forces at the Darda- the presence of. the Duke vas the forerunner to the arrivaj of a great German army." Yielded 115 Bus. to Acre Another phenomenal .yield has been reported to Thy Herald. L. A, Reiser, who is manager of the Ohio-Alberta farming Co., seven miles .south of-the-city, reports that he has just finished thresh- ing 20 acres of oats. The oats yielded bushels to the acre. The crop was off summer-fallowed land. na is now virtually invested on three military movements. The objective ot sides The troops 'of Field Marshal the new campaign is generally be- Von Mackcnzen have reached a point lieve'd to be either Italy or Servia. nt-f.r Vilcika, 37 miles southeast of, Apparently there has not been any. the t-itv. The fall oi Vilna would great concentration of troops along place iii possession oi the Germans a this front recently. Austrian at- considerablc tection ot the railroad, tempts to cross rivers have town to Petrograd, a portion oi which he- checked and according to official re- twcen Dviusl: and V l.na they already ports from Nish, Servian artillery, has destroyed fortified works on the On the southern end of the battle! banks of the river. It is felt here line the Russians continue to' gain, j that the Balkan problem has reached -their latest achievement being the a critical stage, the Turcc-Bulgarian I capture oi. men along the i agieemsnt coupled with the announce- I Slripa. Little'accivitv is reported j nient oi Premier Radozlawoff of Bui- i from tlie'centre oi the line where a garia that public opinion was oppos- .re-adiustmcnt is looked for following! ed to any attack on Turkey seems to Field Marshal Von llackcnzen's cap-i have-settled the attitude of the Bul- turc oi Pinsk'It is reported that the! garians, at least as long as the Dar- Austrians anil Germans have decided danell.es remain closed to entento to initiate a new offensive campaign', powers. Block Circulation of Two New York Publications Jail Oats Give V TANK STEAMER SUNK London, Sept. Bri- tish tank .steamer San Zefer- irio, 6430 rtons, has been tor- pedoed and sunk by a sub- marine.- Three members of her crew of -42 are missing. A A A A Bumper Yield The Provincial' gaol farm fin- ished threshing their--oats last .Thursday, reported a good" yield." They, got bushels, of oats from 150 acres, 'an average yield of 10314 bushels to the acre. Of the 1SQ acres that produced the. 50 .acres "were broken', this spring, and the remainder last summer. This is the .first crop the land. SIR HERBERT AMES ROUSES LOCAL AUDIENCE TO ENTHUSIASM ON NEED OF PATRIOTIC FUND in "Fight or pal is the motto of the the Canadian I'atr'otic fur-d If the catlle sections. Grains tone of lait evening s gathering in the .-ry few in number, but the Majestic theatre, addressed Sir rainy "season was responsible .for t Herbert honorary sestetan of some good vegetables and a fair num- the patriotic fund and others is inv ber were shown. criterion those who at home in "splendid Horses Lethbridge wilt be willing to 'pa} A.: IMquhoun, of Nanton, was the' juilge-for en- of thc wives and vs who arc mpire s bat ties, sir ueuieiii jnncs aas appealed in each entry thai it was three hours Lcthtmirge to before the list was completed. In lo 'Clydcs, C.Camptioll swept the board. jiinge-101 and maintenance of tne wi lories-only, totalled M, so careiul and f the bovs particular, was he to nomt out to the fighting tlie em, compe ,tors_ he goud.and badI pom glt A spond to the call for patriotic funds which is to come in ner as they have the 'same .man- done during the Points oiiJPatriotic Fund One million dollars will be nieded for the wives and families of Alberta soldiers within the next year Alberta itself must raise. of this. 'i Alberta is paying at present month to wives and families of soldiers. The LVihimdue Jlilrivt than any other locality to the Patriotic Fund in the past year. Its generosity must be maintain- e'1. The Patriotic Fund is not a charity While the soldier Is the hero, the soldier's wife Is the martyr To her and her family, those who stay at home owe a decent maintenance while her bread winner it at These ara'sotr.s ef the. points of the addresses deliv- ered at last night's meeting at the Majestic Theatre______ encc, the perpetration' upon the world of thb worst war m il'-.-.his- When German} btotfe i j tieati and violated, the Belgian neu- i trilit} b) thrusting its grea ..irm- 1 ies through that country towards France. England had but then ot IbO 000 men loda) three land one hall million lo) British I men had donned the khaki and million had actualU crossed France and were at the front with the call to British rame thc jfier of Cinada to I Ottawa, Sept. atml 18. "The Craelic! act, nc ir. Canada Irish both nc permitted hereafter be in _pos- .session of any such publications. Per- puhlished at New York, are from this; sons (ound possession be jj. date refused privilege of.'the. mails in j able to a fine not exceeding Canada and are prohibited from cir- or iinpiiionnient not exceeding five culation in 'the Dominion main wa) or to both nne and imprison- Under the terms of the war mea- mtnt Alberta Women to Get Vote Calgary, Alta., Sept. the Alberta government intends to.bring in a "bill at the next ses sion of the legislature providing for vyoman is evident from, a letter which has been re- ceived by President Speakman of the United Farmers, from Premjer Sifton. The letter follows: "Your let- ter in regard to women's suffrage received. This matter has receiv- ed the serious consideration the government, and I have glVen instructions for the preparation of a'statute placing men and women in. Alberta on a basis of absolute equality as far as provincial mat- ters are concerned. This bill will be presented at the next session of' the legislature as a govern- ment measure." CONSCRIPTION WOULD MEAN A REVOLUTION London, Sept. execu-. tive committee of .the. ated Union of Railway. .Servants unanimously endorsed today the statement in the House'.of mons on 'T hursday of J. H Thom- as that conscription would bring on an industrial revolution, and that the railway workers would stop work. arms, Toronto, Out, Sept was missionary da> for the General Synod of the Anglican Chuich, In sen- proudr- armies unto the last sjon ]leret Chanceiioi Conyoeare of I nan H nec-ssar) The impression Lgthbridge'snoke ?t length on the In [then was, however that oil) dian mission work in western Can 'men would be ne ('ed lodav Canada IIe saui tnat the Chuich m the thTs" part of the cotmtrv is concern- L. M. Johnstone, K.C chair- man of the evening, and in vtrj lit- ed, will he fullv met Bin Crowd i ,.j. The theatre wa. cro.dcj to its ting mtroduced oi Pr.issian.sm lint.M judicious ex- had HO 000 men at the iront or in Mr Johnstone in opening The meet- jjammti ex ense of this v irg lire regrets of Premier fte problem irose of tthat was to' that a; Sifton iml 1 M rwbedie, M.P.P., be done for the fimilirs of the many; be 'appoinUa by thi at not bcihe able to be present. married men who Ipd gonp Ihelor- r matlon ot the Can 1nn patriotic J M Carson tooR J M Carson who spoke Iv'm act of parlia- j West should not have to expense of this work, which was n official should Church h to cairy on capaciU ihe wT Sir decorated by the Daught ri, of the Empire a feature of the de deunl living itf domineering ening. His .speech was not oratory, plain, informal talk of facts wn and Ilrymncr, wild Sans inllu- families of men the front It was at first thoughf'this would-he alight i task, liiit' had under! arms lop 000 men, or just 10 000 j than Britain s whole standing army at the tiiris war broke out. It is a great thing that a man offer himbclf for his coimtrv said- Mr Carson How much greater a thing is it for the and the mothers to (me thru husbands, and sons torcontinue to semi them until victor) sh ill he with the allies. i (CoMIMJU) Oil riot It EDS AT 0 Foremost, Alta, Sept IS Ar- nold threshed 51 to the acre oh .an estimated yield of 35 busheli About ten out of thlrtj threshing ma chines are at work now grain il yie'.ding above estimitei, Winnipeg, Man., Sept. they would all have to protect mier Roblin as much as possible was the statement credited; to Dr., B. M Simpson b> V Horwood, -whose evidence in the preliminary ring of Sir Rodmond Roblin and three of his colleagues was concluded tod--y This statement was made on the eve of Horwood's departure for Min- neapolis in April, the which, he said, Sir Rodmond Roblin urged him to take the same day the matter broiiglltup. Some mterestiug points wert brought out during the morning ses- aion, which did not conclude Mr. Horwood's ston, aad the court will sit as this afternoon Horwodd swore that Thomas Kellj saw the tender submitted by the L-yall firm for the whole building at his (Hor- wood's) house The Salt episode was gone into at some length, and Horwood told of ne- gotiations which, pieceded William Salt's departure fiom Winnipeg, plans, to bring him back, and the final de- cision to keep him away. When the Royal Commission was named, he said, Mr Coldwell suggest- ed a trip to Australia for Salt, and witness declared that at one time he was "in terror' that Salt might "dis- appear" However, Salt turned up The witness declared he had heard suggestions that the fund of was to be raised for him, hut he nev- er got it At the time the Public Accounts committee was inveitlgatlnf tta.mt- ter, he laid, he got rattled, and Sir'Rodmond Roblin and Mr, Cold; welt that he wanted to tike on his shoulders. told him that "the hi" ;