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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1914 NUMBER'242 JOHNNY CANUCK SAILS OFFICIAL BERLIN' REPORT Berlin, via London, Sept. 26, 11.40 following official announcement, dated September 24 has been given out at army head- quitters: "In the weetern field of war there has been minor en- gagements, but 'nothing decisive hati transpired. "There Is no news from Belgium or the eastarn'war zone. PETROGRAD REPORT Petrograd, Sept. official announcement from Grand Duke Nicholas; cbmmander-ln-chlet o! the Russian forces in.the field, says: 'On the southwest, the Russian troops hay.- taken possession of for- tlfle'd Czeshky and Foulstyn, which covered Khyroff and other poiltions In the Radym- no. region (between Jaroslau and taking', all the enemy's The Prz-smysrflarrlson has evac- uated ;Bourgade..'and Hedyka. and has been repulsed in the eastern toward the line of forts. 'fTher-5 has-been no fighting on the German, front Mclvor of Taber Gets Max'mum Sentence for Two Most Revolting Crimes NEW JUSTICE'S RECORD The first prison', sentence imposed fey Mr .Justice Hyndroan sitting here on hie fhfBt criminal docket was a life term, -handed out this morning, in the case' vs'; The prisoner apparently never flinch ed iwhen 'tfifi 'extreme sentence was passed upon him accompanied by a pevere lecture bench The case all through was one of the most revolting- ever tried in- a local court is almost years of age and a resident of the Tabei distiict was convicted in a tnal cov two days behind closed doofs on two d'hargesi "oiie of having carnal knowledge of i girl over fourteen years and unflei sixteen nnd a similar ch-irge the accused s victim in this ease, being a little girl of twelve years On the first cuaifie the aen tence was two jeaifi and on the lat ter tne maximum cenalty allowed, imprisonment was imposed In inrooslng sentence his lordship said that th'ere was not one extenuat- ing circumstance which would war rant1 leniency to the accused Tne crime was one of the most abomin had ever bad an> dealings vitb especially in view of the age of He could not understand he said how a man prof ess edlv re man "with a wife and up family could stoon to such vile crimes bringing rum and shame into the lived of all the families concerned His lordship also took occasion to 'the.warning that hi simlla: cases' wihieh-came. before .him while tie occupied a seat on the bench, he would Impose a similar maximum permitted bv the law 1 he prisoner wflj be incarcerated in the Edmonton penitentiary. In the case of Rex vs Hubbard, who) wa1? found.guiltv a couple of days agol the court susrended sentence Now Under Way With German Capital Chief Objective Point BATTLE OF AISNE PROPER IN THE TENTH.DAY BIG BATTLE RAGES Copenhagen, -via' .London, Sept. _ is, learned here from ap- parently good sources that the German I government on Thursday stopped all i traffic of civil', jmsseiigers cast, Pussla, owing fact that a.great battle was in progress and' the Rus-j shin army was advancing from that direction to'wartl Bresliiii. Telephonic communication' from Bre'elau "to. "Ber- was said order to prevent. Information of ihu satous situation sent. GERMANS EVACUATE RUSSIAN TERRITORY London, Sept, from Rome, Petrograd and Amsterdam up to laet night confirm previous intima- tions that alt attempts to'hold., the Russians within' Gaficia..and Poland until the combaHn the west is decid- ed have failtid, and "that the--Germans are from Russian -terri- art) combining with such Aus .rlan escaped.diairitej, ration, in the final-effort .to-block the .sians iiom J mssia The Battle of the Aicne, the rriosi im- portant points of. which are shown in the accompanying map, vvill go down in history as the bloodiest, as well as one of the longest in history. Long pitched battles ofthie kind first ed the world In Russo-Japanese war. and oromise the feature of the great European struggle now in progress. In the Battle of the Aisne the Allies are bent on turning move- ments on the German right and left, while the invaders, now at bay, are making desperate attempts, to break the Allies' centre Sokoloff Went to His Maker With Protest of Irinonence on His Lips ALBERTA GIVES FLOUR ?FOR BELGIAN RELIEF Edmonton, Alta., Sept.. government decided this morning to nive'SOOO bag's of Alberta flour to the fund. CANADA'S SOLDIERS ON OCEAN "GOOD BYE SMITH" SAID SOKOLOFF'Heaviiy are Ginided by Fieet Under Admiral Weymas rr T TTi -TE171 -.L .penally lor Sir J. P.vWhitney Today REPORT JOBLESS IN VIENNA Unemployed In Cioltal Slid to Mum 'Mr'NM'r. vU Sept 25 Reliable- report' sources estJ mate of unemployed In Vr 'at between 000 and 100 000 Hundreds more still coming iu ooqutry dlntricts, in ipite of Uwt no labor If Mac'cnd, Sept. 25. Promptly at seven, o'clock tills morn- .ing So'jolijIT and Smith paid the. full J [penally ior the murder oi the plant S'ncc their, conviction last May j botn rain have appeared mdu forent to their fate, and this niccn- their indifference did .not iorsake Hum foi tn-j submitted quieth to trc proc_ s or pi i oiling in their cell then wiUecl with a lam step to the scaffold unassisted by their guards On reaching the scaffold SokQloU as ed il Hie ution could not be poslarned sajng I did not do it but cm heln? informed that the pro- ceedings could not be stopped he turn- led round and said "God-bye, Smith." Smith made no remark. The black cap was at once adjust- ed, and within two minutes of the mount ng of the scaffold, the lever pulled bv Ellis So ko'off was given a drop of eleven inches, and Smith seven feit three inches, and in both cases death was instantaneous. During Tne night both men were 10 rcstlcs esfccialh Sokoloff who dill not take any sleep. Smith :slept for two .or three hours. last watch, both men sang a hymns and the Russnn national an them on.several morning tliev refined to hive inj thing to say to the senior priest_'pf the Greek Orthodox church -from' the Edmonton district. A service was JjpJJttWHlTKCYa Toronto, Ont James Whitney, Piemiei of Ontario, died at noon today. Heaid by Otlaiva Ont Sept The Dom imon {Cabinet was in session today when (the news of the death of Sir James Whitnej was received at the .pita! The Ministers regret of the death ol the Ontario Premier came as a surprise Al though it was known tint his health ammed the bodies ami life was hafl not been gobd for some time nourLed exti ict The coioner s not know the was bo neai Uen viewed Hit remains and brought Caused Widespread Sorrow m the usual verdict of death jj hanging Coroner AlcNicol of Loth held- in .the cells just prior to the com ng of the g lanls Earlv this morning the} were given a drink each ol wlnSM, took; and 'a breakfast of rashers; toast and coffer was offered. Soko- loff refused to eat, and Smith ate lightly Twentv mmutts alter the leyer was pulled, Police Surgeon Fraser ex- Toronto Sept 2o announce lent of the death of Uie Piemiei as a great shock to the people lif Ontario. In spite of the brave fight put up by Sir James, heart. equal to the task According to HQ.H Dr Pyne that organ was not diseased but the ailment practically what could he called Old mans heart a failuie to perform due to age For (Continued on Page 5) BORDEN GIVES 11000 Oltana, Oiit Sept 25jr-The Right HOB. Sir R f> Borden has contributed-. bridge conducted the inquest The execution took place in theje- creation g'o nJ adjnining the dealhj cell and the persons present ]ie sides the olhcialf, uere C C ion the Calgary barrister who con ducted the defence. Detective Sclwieppp v.ho made the sensational arrest of Chief of Police. and your correspondent Ottawa, Sam Hughes has authorized the -state- ment--that of-the Canadian "contingent, including all ar ill ry and the bulk of the in fantry with- equipment, has al- ready sailed on heavily armed transports, escorted by a sufficient force of' meivo'-war to prevent'at- tack by any German eruiiers. The Embarkation has-been go- ing on. for a. week, A fleet of battleship-cruisers and destroy- ers had been gathered at Que- Admiral and oth- ers were at convenient points. FRENCH-CANADIANS GOING Ottawa, Will have a' distinctly French-ca- hadian regiment with the next Ca .'nadlari expeditionary force. The movement led by Hon. Rodolph-7 Lemieux, with the-active ccopera tion and assistance. of Sir Wil- frid Laurier, -and -prominent French-Canadians, both Liberal and in Montreal, to form a.n-2W French-Canadian regi- ment for active service, has re- ceived the approval of th.e Minis- ter of Militia, and will be endorsed by the government COL HI GIICS STATEMENT Ottawa Sept 2o Hcti Sam Hughes minister of mihtia who ar tiuJd in the capital this afti'rnoon on a flung visit authorized the stitc ment that a pqrtion oi the Canadian' eslFeJitionan fcrce o1 31200 strong is- now on the high seas, en route to England He that several of the ships alreadv sailed from Que ec, and that other transports arc feeing quitklv lo ided and that b; the of i evt week will have de- narted ACTIVE AT VALCARTIER alcartier Camp Sept 2a ada's is already on the wav to the war Vs reported in jes let day's Gazette Admiral Weymss has Continued on Tio Those Who Criticise Pro- posed Assessment Amend- rasnts to City Charter SAYS COMMISSION IS DOING ITS BEST DISCHARGE GERMAN GENERAL Von Alsace Commandiint Diiirilned. From Kaiier't Strvlct London, Sept Von Defroltng, commanding the German army In Alsace, has been dismissed, tlftflfl-frt fhu A wwoii utoiuiao Canada to gift 'WM acknowledged this onromcle' moniias Woh T Whiie secretary of' the fund Other FOft .BELGIAN RELIEF acknowledgements include 4 Those who live in the Duff Addition 000 from L A Agassi? of Agas wishing to clothing, etc., to the sii B.C and IIOOO from the Beliian Relief Fund are requfstod to Canadian clttb, New York- 'phone Mrs. Westlev, 715, ar mil be trade to call Dominion Lands Agent Stafford, is Given Notice J." Stafford, agent at the Domin- Office here since the pro- motion of J Mirtin to the nosition of inspector some ears ago tbis morning received word from the de that his services ware no longer requiied No explanation of the action given by the authori- ties YegterdayMiBE Berta Sage and Miss Rose Lean clerk and stenographer Editor Lelhhtidgc Hcralii Sir is scarcely proper -to let ;thc critic vho 1ms not the courage 'oi his coiivictionij, who gives his views in quotation in your issue oE ;-21st "iilst., say what lie-pleases without presenting anothet side as there are siy'eral every inn nicipal question The critic should not to so in dealing such a question as assessmen 1 here are" more things aoout assessment than he in his plnlos ophy, of, which he can Wsilv convince himself of if he will undertake- to read the collection of N-Dis the has this a Mem to_getting flight en this perplexing question. gieat state and citv of New "iork refresented at a great contention thinks-that-nothing cc-ulri be a fairer valuation." than the price paid to a wiling h; a bmci it is at least.up to a city situated as we are. .id. lake notice of it.. The commissioners never dreamed for a minute was nothing .beyond this Had the> thought this was the last word., thcv would not have pur it up t-6 .the assessment, committee for consideration. It that absurd prices, have', .heen paid in, the "past few vears" :iu the west, for real es trate, attested to by the fact that it is not celling in a wholesale way at a than it did in "the past few In fact such kick era. as out friend the-critic, have, in cases had their bhifi called and they backed out or lost monej on the salel The gentleman's example is -'rot- it is, in a busi- ness sense irapossib'e but if it possifclef then a man who made such should be man enough reward of his specula- tion. man" who bought in lots-of and field them until, worth'-thousands. i But let. us assume that a j property could dwindle--to riiir-' ing i pe lod of deprebMon one] will admit for a minute tint the highest price properb sold for' in the city .will be'.maintained1, on the-whole, until there is a revi- val, when-it. could'immediately; re- bound to the original price, plus the 'taxes, on Hie investment during a depression rins ivs assuming that a wis not plaung with fate and gambling. If a man will gamble, he must take a gimblcr b rjs even in real estate tl noment the nty has handed me a new hook just reremn entitled Some Principles on..Problems-or Real Values Alfred D Bcrnaxd A B LI B a special ass ssor to the appeal court of Baltimore which sajs m Mack print 'market value is the expres sion in dollars of the meeting of thr j reBpectlvelv of the office received i minds of a buyei milling 'but not. notices that their senices would not I compelled to buv and a sellei, uill be after October 1 Tney had Iie4nr meuibera .of the staff for several It uaderetood that J Reid haa acting aM that G F, layton If mule ing but not in sen The wifhng sell r and the willing buyer amendment need not pass in JU simplicity, but in the wisdom of men composing our assessment com- {Continued on 1'ass German Reinforcements Make Fierce Attempts in Tergnier District THEIR LAST STAND OFFICIAL London, 3.35 official press bureau this afternoon issued the fol- lowing statement: 'The Admiralty announces that a telegram has been received from Vice- Admiral Sir George Patey, stating that the town and harbor of Friederich Wil- helm. the seat of the government of Kaiser Wilhelmsliuid (the name ap- plied to the German portion of New have been, occupied by an Australian fnrnR: without opposition. 'The armed forces of the enemy ap- pear to have been concentrated at Herbcrtsholie, where they 'were, an- nihilated. "The British flag has been, hoiflted at Friederich Wilhelm, and a garrison has been established there. Uordeaux-. Sept. was officially announced in Bordeaux tcday, that the Germans -last night iigain commenced bombarding the Rhcinis cathedral. GERMAN FIENDS TO. 0 SLAUGHTER WOUNDED.' r n Bordeaux Sept '4 }JT p m _ The French foreign'office .today, made the statement I cneral Stcuger commanding the o3rd German In fintry bngude Ins ordnr of which the follovMig is i t ansia' tion "Make no prisoners Shoot all who f.ill into your hands; singly ur- m croups, but despatch the wounded, whether, whetlicr armed or uriarmed, as the Germans must 10 Irenchmen Inmg behinil them ZEPPELIN BOMBS FALL ON OSTEND Ostend Sept 00 a m Zeppelin airship coin ng from the direction of Thornout, 12 miles sdutih west of Bruges, Belgium, dropped rthree bombs yesterday. One; of. .them struck the Avenue H'peszedtC'.Nayer bridge, on the outskirts of thetowir, 'another fell in the foarbor. and anoth- er on th-s premises of a. lyhplesale fish' dealer the. fish market, partly wrecking tlu building The explosion made a great cavi'v in the ground ind badl> damaged all surrounding houses extinguished street lamps de- electric and created a panic 1 he Zeppelin returned in the dilution oi Ihelt 12 miles north east of Courtra. FRENCH SUBMIT PROTEST TO U: S, Washington D C Sept 2s A strong note of protest was. made Jules Jusscrand the French anibas sador here, today on behalf of Ms government to the Liuted States ;against the manner in" "which Ger- manv is, violating the rules of the Hague corventioo in repaid to the conduct of warfare, With the documents ;wasTdeliTered a lflttcr explained that the French did not take the step with the view of thing c done on the part of the Ui States, but merely report to this cointL} ii> a senator) of the Hague U al> eudenee ot how ilit treaty ctnj, carried out 'buch as tin are tliey show among other things soldiers have been finished in, large numbers bj shots fired right against the fico of the wounded that Pont 4 Mousson an open and undefended town, was bombarded, the hospital; which, IK an historic building, has.'.es- pcualh biiflered villages among them Pnru ami have 1 been meihcditalh by bouse so'd ers I is" it seems pro witli implements enabling them to perform tli t kind of work with a minimum of trouble nurses bearing Loiibo c jj ly the badge of the red cross .have been assassinated; KRON PRINZ Ife STIIL ON THL JOB Rio Janeiro via London Sept 25 10 a m (.rtrnian steamer I-rtssia IiaB arrived at Santos -and, Ian ed the master anil 15 men of the British steamer Tndim Prince, which was sun1! bv the German auxiliarj cruiser Kron Prinz Wlihclffi, ....j is tne lirst definite news of the KrtvT PrinTtJVilhftlm, irNorth- German Llovd liner since she reported as hiving been seen transferring coal to the German cruiser Karlsruhe in] West.Indian waters. OFFICIAL PARIS REPORT Paris, Sept. 25, 3.08 p.m. The following official communication was given out in Paris this after- noon our left titere tas been a general action of great violence between our forc-fts that are operating between -the river Somme and the river Oise, and the army corps which the enemy has grouped in this region arouhet Ttrg- nlcr and St. Quentin. 'These army corps have some from the centre of the ene- my's line -and othtrs from Lor- raine and the Vosges. These last- named corps were transported by rail to Cambrat, by way of Liege and Valenciennes. 'To the north of the river far as Berry-au-Bac, there hat been no change of importance-. the centre made progress to the east of Reims in the direction of Berru and Mo'r- onvllleirs.' Monster Mass Meeting Address- ed by W and Others Starts Big Fund WILL HELP BELGIUM TOO Creek, Sept. patriotic meeting advertised to come off on Wednesday evening, Sept 23rd, most .decidedly "came off. .The hall had been most tastefully, ulecorated, the .Union Jack sharing; the honors-with the flags of 'France, Russia Belgium and the United States. The'draping of the; Red. White and Blue, added artistic touch: The martial airs played. by the-I; 0. Or F. band called the -audi- ence Togenner, ana soon aiw eighb o'clock the meeting was opened by Mavor Dobbie; After a short, address he requested the singing of the Ra- tional Anthem. The band-then played a; medley of' national and the audience arose again, as one man as the first bars of the ft ational Anthem greeted their ears alter which Mr A McMurdo sang-, It s a long wav to Tipper- ary as onlv 5fac coifld do it and wlien "With a smile and a nod he gave the crowd tfce cue to ]o a the choru fchev did so with a -vim that would have charmed the lieart of Paddy himself. Mr responded to thfi spontaneous applause by singing Armj Ju t at this point- the Pmcher Creek cadets marched in and took their places at the front of th'e hall. They received nothing short of en ovation. Mr J J Cumberland was then called upon ,for aji address.. That Mr. Ciimbd land is a bom orator haa been a. long drawn conclusion dby Pmcher Greek audiences and on this occasion he did h more than proud. In in excellent flow of perfect Eng- lish air. .Cumberland'outlined the ,6b: ject oi the- me ting reminding the people that the battles of this great v ar were not fought at front alone but that we each and all ha I outr'Qvn share., to do arid. that', it would ;be the duty- of every "man-anti woman living m this fiir Country who remained at home to not giie T little out to sacrifice if need be to help everv being who' in anj way bimxicii fui Uie wust Ht reminded the assembled crowd of the brave Pmcher Creek lads who fought for the "MofcherUhd in the Boer cc some who did not ri-j turn, otheis who are with us stilf, and expressed his conhdenoo vvhat had leen so nobly done betore- would be done attain, and that noth ing that Pinchei Creek people do Mould be left undone concluding! hs remaus hv quoting o world (Continued on page ;