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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1914 NUMBER 240 TERRIBLE STRAIN BEGIN Three Obsolete British Cruisers Sent to the Bottom of Enemy's Boats Sunk in ish Losses Overv1300 Men-News of Coup Coolly Received in Britain TRAWLER SUNK London, Sept. Grimeby trawler Kllmarnock was sunk by a mine in the North Soa dav. Only three members of her crw were saved. The trawler was blown In two, and went down in London, Sept. on laml Has given for the moment as a toews factor to the daring raid in the North Sea by live German.submarine jno.ats which have iorpKioeii ami sunk jti'rea. British cruisers, the Wioukir, the ''Creasy-and the Hogue, and m ftura lost two of their own number under the lire of. the Hritish pins, vesierUay morning. Tlie Aooukir, Hogue and CAPTURE GERMAN Spreewald Taken by Berwick in North Atlantic London, Sept. Ham- burg-American line steamer, Spree'wald, armed as an auxil- iary cruiser, and two German colliers, have been captured by the British cruiser Berwick in the North Atlantic Ocean. Monster Petition Endorsed by tlie Board of Trace Sent Foiwarcl. to. ( BIG NAVAL COUP. IS BlOlNfi- PLANNED Now York, Kept. lieutenant j a "We havo been rigbt up the Elbe in our submarines, .but have not got at the big German worships, they are lying well apart and protected by a score.oi' trawlers and Mriall steam- ships, with huge cables and nets between. "Dcn't get 'downhearted about any! bad news. The Germans will soon be idone for, as immense preparations! are going on of which .1 write more fully." LOSS OF CIUIISERS MOST SEVERI2 YET London, Sept. An Explanation NORTH, EAST AND WEST OF THE CITY I ilc'1 a hope that U.c farmers re-! 1 sitliais in tbe great sire-lob of country.! lying" to the north, east and west or the city, in liic area uxtoninig of ward from the Belly river batile cruisers, of the Cressy f e'rcssv in- an 'attack of live Gcr-j jiall t0 Li 92 1902 and commissioned in 1902, respectively. They have a (Us-j tons cacih, with Si.OOO carried six it.2 guns. 12-6'ihcb,, pr. ami fCwo .torpcdq: tuhvs. They, >ere pracT aiid at .t-lio hft- Kinrtffl-r-of'tlte'war hasily com- missioned :'arid: used as .patrol, boats., in L-.CA; the'loss is not the j mur.'l -.elect, of the sinking of the (Continued on' Page to Vic (misers. Aboukir, Hogue) Ljttle How, ami east from the. Old: Boty, iic atilc to bring their farms under ilic ditcii, the Board oi'irp.1c -has approved and cndcr.sL'd the pcti-. to the Dominion signed ry sonic 2i'0 uuT.-ers, request-' ins that ii Ration waters be rx- tendert to their land HeIp Belgium WEUB SUNK .YESTERDAY MORNING Holland, Sept. 23. A nioinhOE of the crew of the steamer here last, night with 287 survivors from tbe British cruisers by the German sub- marines, gives thti.-.'foilowuig details "The Flows was bound from Rot- terdam to Lelth )Wiea about -twenty norlh of "the Hook of Holland, sighted a number oi open boats mhich proved to contain Biitish .naval oH.cers and seamen, survivors of tbe crrisers Aboukir, -Hogue and Cressy. flic} reported tliat the Hogue end 'Abpukir bad been torpedoed by Buoinii.aes and sunk at six o'clock in F of the Flores, whose crew saw TiiT heel and disappear-beneath ifche waves. The cruisers were attacked hy five German submarines. Other British cruisers and torpedo boats rushed to Me scene rf the light, and it is re-' rpcrteJ thev succcc-ted in destroying o of the German submarines." ONLY 700 OUT OF CREWS v WKfiE-SAVED Harwich, Sept lo jthc'-numbcr of 100 from the British cr Crebsy and Hogue, nrrucd at IlaiuiUi and Parktsten, "thrtc milcb uosj, night. Of the survivors, thirty were officers and-the ethers seamen, and all bore evidence of the trial through they had According to estimates ob- tained" from survivors, about 700 men in all of ere approximating men, were saved when disaster o ertcok their ships Crowds of townspeople Mlentlv watched the of the "miser a-ul flotilla of which carried the surviv- which reached the harbor at ci ht o-ti'cv All, during, the, latter part of the day the tittle- had been on tip 4't.e of 'excitement .and rumors of all kinds had'I. een rite. ''Jte townspeople had scan a fleet of local destroyers1 leave early in the 'day, pnil it was evident Wiis was the pr'Iude to news of gieat importance. As the iMcumg brats came up thcj turbor, ,lhe bound of ftorrolo bOAtsjn Uie harbor was Jejird TUP crews oi the welcoming oats- were cHoerjiig .those wlio had ten. rescued from tlie sailor's bed- of honor in foe'North Sea. Scbri after 8 o'clock the first party of "sUr'vivcos were landed at'Harwich per rhcj appealed to he naval of- flc rs ol what happcntd spread like wild fire, although nobodi had fcpen to tall' iHrfclh with thif ?f> crow1! thore verc cool) minj tetrful faces Southern-AtbBfta--must .do its. part in t'-.tHc. brave Beiyians; HYerarie.begin- ning to realize t ill-devasta- tion fallen lipo'n the" lit- tle nation ,of .Belgium, and we are also b-sginning to realise the won- derful setback the Belgians offer- ed to the Germans in the, early stages of the European .war. Had it not been for the heroic defence of trie Belgian troops, the Allies would not Siave been in the posi- tion to prepare their .defence to meet the onslaught of.the German We must not-forget the suffer- ers in this war-ricfden kingdom of We must remember that they are fighting the battles' of freedom and liberty, in Alberta are living .In land' of peace, free from oppressors. Belgians need help, and it is our duty, and. it" should be our pleas- ure, to offer them aid. The ap- peal made yesterday should reach the of every man arid woman in Southern Alberta. Southern At- bsrla must do its.part in providing relief. What-th'e''Belgians need is clothing and-food. Money-, is of IittI-3 service" to'them under ietmg conditions Let each and all of us share..some of our. cloth- ing and provisions with the plucky little Belgians. W. A. Buchanan, M.P., who was appointed a member of.'the com- mittee, for that part of'Alberta south of Red has. appointed the following committee to co-op- erate with him in collecting con- tributions from Lethbridge and the extreme southern part of the province J. S. Mrs.J.F..Sjmpson M P P Mrs Hugh Scott G. R. Marrioch.E.'N, Higinbotham C. B. Bowman James.Dawson. F. W. Downer Mrs. G.-W. Robinson F. Ti Rob'lns Mrs. C.-Waetlcy Mr. desires.that the Mayors of .thai communities" out- side of Lethbridfle. start a .Belgian Relief Movement at once, so that the southern part of the province will have every opportunity of con this.worthy.cause. All. from" Leth- bridge and outside .points will .be looked after" tethbrldge "committee, and the building along- side of the Herald has been placed at the disposal-of-the committee for the housing-of ths contribu- tions It is urgent that whatever assistance it offered should be forthcoming at. the1 car loads of clothing, etc., .are badly needed befori the cold weather strikes Belgium. It is fully'realized that many lo-> cal cases of distress will .require attention, but probably we can still spare, a JI.HIe.for ;ih.S muit decide that them- selves The aopeal for the "BeI gians is made In that those who like qtiiitlno these brave people, will have IhVoppiirluhity. ol i" is tract lias in progress itr EO.MC months. When sirvaybrs (sr.-t came 10 Liic riistrici, rli? staion..: .WHS hy an lie lio- partment oi'thc Branch, that tbe dei'iiite plans for tha watering, of; Uc_ area, consi'icrat'on, liut tlipiii'i j was facing surveyed lur.tbi: purpose .c-i l.detennming just what acreage cou'.d'j J successfully brought under lion. The farmers, however, arc so aii-j xious to lipvt: irrlnaiion thai they. have busied Llienifculves on Ujdv account, and now'lia-.c a definite pe-; to ofiir. IKKtGATli THOUSANDS ACHBti In the area there arc-j sonic SO tovvnsiiips, or of land. It is geiierfilly hinted that, to acres .may be brought under "the ditcii by ,a di: vcrsicn of the waters of. the Q.ld Man river. Board-of Trado has 1 requested the department for advance: information regarding the results the survey, but has been that the work is hot yet advanced to warrant any statements j: on 'fcehalf of the govennneiit. Officials of the irrigation branch, however, ip.fonued the secretary of the Board of Trade that such information will he forthcoming in a short while. The matter is of the utmost import- ance, to the farmers in the districts' named, and news is awaited with the greatest ot concern and' interest. '.If the Dominion government decides., tp do the" work, it will mean the bring- ing many thousands of acres oftho finest soil in the world to its maxi- mum of producing power, so that this neck o' the woods will be .position to respond, to the Empire's- call for foodstuffs with something tangible: Tlie following is the resolution eii- idGi'sing the petition of .the farmers Moved by M. J. Goode seconded by. Arthur That this Board of Trade endorses the petition addressed to the Hon. W. J. Roche. Minister tha Inter- ior by hundrtcl farmers re that i.ngation waters be supplied to such -areas of the district approximately described as bounded on the west hy the Old Man river, on the north a-'iil east by, the Little Bow river, and on the south by. the Belly river, The irtig-aticit branch of the De- .partment of the Interior has been surveying in this district for many months: past, and respect fully sub- mit that such information as has been acquired be now made public, that faimerj, concerned ma> know what areas can he served with wa- ter, and so be able to consider: the.-Government'what steps may ,be taken lo fmr irrigation made ticablc it as early dale as possible Continued tin Page Th-e Herald dei'frcs to offer a word of explanation; as to its fail- ure to yesterday the offi- cial report of the sinking of the three British cruisers in the North Sea, an account of which appeared in other afternoon papers. The account, owing to a misun- derstanding, wie never wired through to this paper. It was through no fault of the Herald's that this most important develop- ment of the day was not received in Lsthbridge.- A word about the Herald ser- vice.: The telegraphic news of this paper ic sent out by the West- ern Associated'Press at Winnipeg press association which fur- nishes all "news for all the after- noon papers in Manitoba, Saskat- chewan and Alberta. The service comes to is relayed from there to the Herald. In- structions in Calgary'are that all official statement from the war offices, and all outstanding news of be wired through to this office as soon as received. Through some unfortunate blun- der; the War Office statement that three British cruisers Aboukir, Crtcsy and been sunk, was' relayed from Calgary. the Herald's failure to publish it. The Herald is sorry that the news was not received, and Is en- clc-vcrin'g. today to arrange that it shall not happen again. It Is our .sndepvVr, and ever since the wnr broke out, tp give all the .officinl .nevus, of ttjc.wsr ss soon as our readers may rest assured that we will con- tinue .that policy best ot our When the; commenced the Herald took the .leased wire ser- -tHc sa.rne service in Western Oric rnonthrrpf-Jthis service v to the IT ;ir.l-.i. that- L'tiibridge .was not riil: o the cost, and a re- -c'vc'-J ccrvisc was and it i-. i'.-t the Herald is using now, sr.i! i: ccsts'about a month, at Tl'ls is-an opportune.moment for iiio 1-icriild to state that the n-sws scrvtss'ti is providing is consider- ably than the support it "in rrc Jiving At the pre- sini. time, th-3 Herald pays out for 'waycs, news 35rvice, white paper and necessities in connec- tion with -the production of a news- paper -.veil over a day. It psys out" in wages alone a end-has never let a pay day loss without its staff gettjng their pay in full. ....Look at the advertising columns anil judge for yourself the rev- enue. The Herald isn't built on any inexhaustible gold mine. It is a bysihecs. proposition, pur-sly and and during this war it hopes -to; an even..better ser- vice than conditions warrant, in order to retain its reputation as a progressive newspaper, and It hop-ss that its efforts wiH receive better siipp'ort than has been forth- coming since the war started. It" is' about time the panicky merchant'recovered, and realized that now, is the mom-s tit-when the, people "are'reading the advertise- ments, and looking fora saving on everything they buy. r The "Herald isn't a charity; it is 3 business establishm-snt. It .is in business to make a profit, if it can, and if not, to pay its way at least. Just now it is not doing either. Recruiting For Canada's Second Contingent Now CAPTAIN STONEY WOUNDED Brother of Local Man Victim of Great Struggle in Progress Captain P. J. U'Stoney of tho Worcestershire Regiment was wounded during the heavy fighting last week. Captain Stohey is a .brother of Mr. E. B. Stoney of tills city. Mr. Stoney also has another broth- er at'the front, a lieutenant. Captain Stoney has seen active service during fclic South Afri- can war, and has been award- ed the Queen's medal for brav- ery. Recent Cut in Salaries Not to Their Liking and They Talk of "Force" WILL OFFER FIVE PER CENT FOR RELIEF Teachers in the public schools of the city will not submit to the salary re- duction decided on at the lust meet- ing of the school trustees. This' decision was readier] at an in- dignation meeting beld in Central acuool yesterday -afternoon, when a formal protest-was drawn.up for pres- entation to tbe School Board. Accom- panying the protest will be a counter proposal that the teachers voluntarily per cent, of their salaries toward a fund for the relief of distress la the city, 'it this proposal is not accepted, the sentiment displayed in the meeting yesterday "indicates that the teachers are''prepared, to adopt ither measures. -The protest is based on two princi- ples. the teachers consider that the reduction ordered is' not fair, com- ing as it did at the beginning of tbe school year. A number of the teach- ers could have and would have secur- ed more lucrative positions than those which now hold under the reduc- ed salary. They returned to Leth- iridge because they considered the in- volves in. duty- bound to fulfil their contracts or agreements made in June it the close of the school year. Secondly, they protest because the average" savings from, their years of teaching do not aggregate' more than the cost of the education and prelimin- ary training, and hence, their time has been given largely to charity. Reduction Not Justified It was pointed out by ooe o? the teachers; yesterday that the amount received' tiy the large .majority of the teachers lii Lethbridge exceeds only slightly' tlie' cost of living, together with the cost of .their annual visit .many.of. the teachers re- turned this'year with 'barely enough to see them through. There-was'not'.the Slightest feeling of bitterness, manifested, at the con- clave of pedagogues yesterday. The teachers "realize" that there will ,'be much distress in this winter, and they-, are ..sincerely' desirous of making a contribution to assist in al- Isviatlng this distress, but they Want justice. .Rellsvc Actual Distress They: believe that the reductions made will riot contribute in any appre- (Continucd ,on .Page Toronto.-.Ont., Sept. 23. A dozen of- ficeij, sijeciai'iy chosen, from the men at1 Valcartier, passed through the city laat the way to Western Ca- nada! to recruit men for the second These officers were on tbe way to points from Winnipeg to Vancouver. S'6rgt Armstrong of. Red Deer, Alta. sald-thftt they would try to gather as many men as possible during the next few weeks to make iip the for the second contingent. WELSH WILL PROVIDE WHOLE ARMY CORPS London SBpt ?3 tho British of I olhbridgc n ill ho the chief speaker; .antl' short atldrcs'i- es uill he (eivcrd hy a lUn'j r ot proramsnt men in tus scctinn Hie Pass fin0 program hab T o Lceti arr.n c1 fo.r the occasiti in' is reprou-'iHci 't the fro it (i define Uie high water mark of the Germ-in invasions AOSTHIANS FLEE BEFOP.B SERVIANS Sept; ing official statement been given out: "After a nine days' Btrussle', the Aiiatriaus. whose wings -both have been completely in full re treat along the whole front from Liub ovla to Losnitza. The Servians are pursuing Servian col umus Brom Vishograd and Bania Bash- ta coftiinue theiv prpjirsss-into'the in- tfirioi of Bosnia GEHMAN LOSSES TO 10T-I, ucrim bcpt Itic casualty list published today shous tue death of two Cfermat generals in the western Qsncralt, andj rnon missing AJIies Roll Back Enemyls Lines for Ten Miles in PeronneJDistrict GERMAN DEAD PARIS AGAIN Parts, Mk-M" aaiwuBced "ed about 10 niUes atoafe riTcr. GERMAN RJcHiT, WING TURNfifi London, Sopt. cprrespoad- of the Daily .Mail under date of Sunday and from au unnamed place, sends a report that the -German right has been turned between Per- onne and St. Quentin. He also .tells, oi the arrival ot1 wounded who -bring stones that there are nine miles of dead in the trenches between the two jiowns named. The Mali's "correspondent, also that oil- Sunday general of.onc- German division was Drought to Amiens. s VON KLLTCK: is IN D VG4IN Paris, Sept. 23. t General Von Kluck's army, comprising the German rignt wing, is nearer to'disaster than it'has been at any time since battle of the Marne began, according despatches from this iront today Terrific fighting between the allies 'and the Germans is reported, from the district around Amiens, 75 north of Paris', where the French and British are cottinum-g their vigorous efforts to encircle the German right wing and comprt it either to retreat toward Belg urn or else press tfc the allied forces that occupy he'sht's along the Aisne river It is reported, but these reports are not confirmed, that the allies have, been succesafal alotfg.ttie line between St. Quentin and Peronne, and that the Germans hate been thronrn biick, leaving many miles ot trenches filled -with'dead. ALLIED LEFT IN VIOLENT ACTION Violent hostilities still continue at many pqints along the great babtle line from the Oise .to the Mouse, but reports agree that the most furic-us fighting is now taking place along the left flank, where tlie British ahd; Freach are putting forth almost su- perhuman efforts to back the German line, thus compelling the re- of the entire German-nusir from -the positions they .-have occupied since the battle of: the Aisne began: Although the war office commuhr cation issued just before midnight said "Situation unoffi- cial advices reaching tha city since then' show that the battle fronts have teen pushed further toward the north Tvcst from Noyon The German forces which cccupicl Peronne several days ago to protect the German right are appareitl} part of Gen Von Boehn's armv which rushed forward through Belgium to remtorce Von Kluck and, help defend the German line of com- munication Von Arhou Major General Von Tro- tha is also as killed, his death haung occurred on August 30 Among the slightly wounded are Lieut- Generals, Von Willisen and VonKuch- i no The list, containing names, fives the name and date of the bat- tle of the tune, and indicates that the casualties, published bo far cover- ed au principal engagements, the re- mainder being taken out by the cen-ors Tlie battles so fnr_ puhhshed aggregated wounded and missing? 'Jodaj's list shows the heaviwb lofcties were sustained by the 174th Infantry in[ the battles of Saint Die, en August 20, and Lumplte Mst 22 this regiment loSl-itS crt 17 officers, and 135 men dead, 21 ficcis and 1902 men wounded and ;