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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. L'ETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER i, Says Pembroke, Ont., is Hub of Hun Spies; Town Has Colony Ottawa, Dec. statement by at I'ctawawa Is conveyed across the Mayor L. .1. Morris, of i border, and Ont., that the town is tlie hub of j enemy through an organized spy system radiating same chaiini'l. The attitude of the j throughout Canada and connecting German clement was emphasized by j with an even greater system iu the i Ihe mayor. United States, lias caused somewhat "Before every patriotic meeting of a sensation In local circles. I'cm- that brake's propinquity to 1'etawawa military camp and the fact that there arc over 1300 Germans in the town to be present and lake part are'advanced by Mayor Morris as proceedings. Not one answered among the reasons for his statement, i and only I we have held we iiiive written personally to each of the four Cler- II MS Britain Can Withstand Strain Much LongerThan Her Enemies-Resources Scarcely Touched London, Dec. Bonar presiding last nisht at the St. Amlrev.-s Day banquet, declared he felt more hopeful as to the outcome of .tlie war than he hud for months past. Jn reply to a statement ill the Ger- man newspapers that he hail said Urcat Britain ivus on the point ot bankruptcy, Mr. Law said the country a 'ions way from it, but that he did not pretend tbat it could go on indefinitely on the present scale, liut the wealth of Great Britain, he added, liiul not even been touched as yet, and she could bear the strain for a far longer period than her enemies. Speaking of the great armies which Great Britain bad raised, Mr. Law said the number of men killed or wounded up to the present was three- fold greater than the entire expedi- tionary forces at tlie outbreak of the war. Referring to conditions in the Near Hist, he said they were uo better than co'.lld be gathered from the news- paiicrs. I "I go he continued, "and say that-1 look for no especially good news for many months to come, anil wo may. have long before we good, but tlml does not alter my oiiltilori.'HXIii9 war. is not going to be won or tiler east-: "If ycJL loch aV the tendency as_a whole, I am. convinced we. are moving slowly, '-but inexorably toward' .vic- tory." 1'lic mayor asserts that no efforts an appearance at the meetings, flic jaw been made by the authorities to j majority oi this portion of our round up the ultra-German clement lation is absolutely out and out pru- and consequently alien enemies abound German." He says there arc a num- unniolesleil throughout the district, her of German soldiers resident in Mr. Morris believes that everything the town, which has its own German that happens at the internment camp paper." pastors in the town asking them T T Urges Workmen Not to Ask for Increased i Wages Just Now E Paris, Dec. will de- liver -an ultimatum to Austria as soon as the. Entente Allies con-- centrata men in the Bal- kans, it Is reported in Bucharest, says a Balkan News dispatch from that, .city Hun Papers Criticize Banned Amsterdam, Dec. curiosity has been here over the fact .fiat last four days circula- tion, outside Germany .of several Sewspapers including Uie Kolnischo Zeitimg and the Frankfurter Zcltung has not bLCii permitted. It is suppos- ed that these journals have taken, too siroug an attitude toward the gtfv- rnmicnt in rtlation .to food supply, tspa-ially ii! view oi the meeting or Ihc Reichstag yesterday, in ;prder to work up an aEitation for the revision of the whole question. AH travellers spesik of ex- ttemc food slioriagcs in .most of the smaller towns and villages. London, Dec. stead- fastly refuses to consider the En- tente demands for the unrestrict- ed use of the Greek port of Sal- oniki as a base, and furthermore declines to remove her army from Macedonia. Berlin, by wtresless to Sayville, rjec- report given out at Bulgarian army .headquarters, under date of November 29, says; "Bulgarian after a short and decisive engagement took Prizrend, and made prisoners be- tween and Serbians. They also captured 50 field guns and howitzers, rifles, 148' automobiles, and a large amount of war material. The number of prisoners continues to increase." BRING THEM GOOD CHEER Ottawa, Ont., Dec." or- ders placed in Canada by the Shell Commission, acting on be- half of the British government, now totals the enormous sum of over The value of the monthly Canadian output is now and is increasing as the Industry develops. Bad Wreck on the i London, Dec. that British shoulders were strong enough to bear whatever burden the impos- ing upon tlie country and that all classes would gladly incur sacrifices which they were called upon to make, was expressed hy Premier Astiuitli The premier's expression of confidence was voiceii before a repre- sentative labor conference oi large size which assembled to consider the best means-of husbanding national rej sources and encouraging strict econ- omy. "Any excess of cither profits cr wages which -'docs not find its way back to the stats in loans or taxes or is not employed in necessary in- dustries or public said the Premier, "is so much loss to the national revenue and national re- sources and therefore _so much injury to the national cause." Therefore, bo said, the government union leaders to use their influence to prevent anything in the nature of general demand ier advance iii wages. Thp Highlanders are Iiumbers. This Spokane, Dec. Chicago. Mil- waukee St. Paul railway passenger train No. IS, Columbian, easthound, was wrecked by a broken mil a mile east of Freeman, today. Otto Roberts, of Spokane, hrafceman, killed. Three passengers were injured. USth man was taken on. Col. will come here tomorrow from Calgary, in nection with the organization o[ the unit, and will arrange for active re- cruiting at outside points. Nearly 50 oi the members of the I Kilties, have become members of the Y.M.C.-A., arrangements having been made by the recruiting officers for thetn-to pay 51 a month membership fee.out "of "their pay." The--recruits taken on .this morning include, J. R. Moore, Scotch; il. LondoS, Nov. l.-The eastern front" D. Risk, Scotch; has been comparatively quiet. Rus-: American Thomas sians arc reported as being greatly. Sl'eppard, Canadian, strengthened along the Higa line, im- bued with the confidence that they can shatter the German defences whenever a forward move is deemed expedient. Another battle-scarred Lethbridg1-' boy is home from .the J. who was one of the first .to enlist here, and who was V member of the Fighting Tenth, reached here yesterday. Owing to the fact that the "authorities sent no word to the local Khaki league as to Waller's impending arrival, the league was un- able to give the proper welcome to the returned soldier, wjho has been in Calgary for the past week or so. Pie. 'Waller has been-discharged as unfit for further service. He. was wounded at the battle of Ypres, in which the Tenth'distinguished itself, and as a result ho is now limping round with a shattered ankle. fust 'ice Simmons Refuses Motion Majority for Union The vole to date in the Macleort Pii'fabUer} is much in feu or of church union, there being 812 voles for and 15f> against. The latest re- turns ate from Blnirmore and Pincli- rr CiCLk At tin1 former place-! there were 25''votes for with none against, and al tlie latter Hi for with none against alno_________________ In a judgment delivered by Jlr. tice Simmons in Supreme Court, yes- terday, MessrsrKing, Cherry and Pen- nefather are included as third parties in thQ defence in the action brought by the Church England, Lctli- bridge, against WUliie. The action is one '-brought against the four above-named gentlemen to re- 14 RECOVERED Boomer, W. Va., Dec. bodies of fourteen miners who lost their lives in Mine No. 2 'of. the Boomer Coal Coke Co., by an explosion of blowout shot, which.on Tuesday at noon imper- iled 300 men, were brought to the surface this and taken to a temporary morgue nearby; Inducted in Charge at Taber Capture of Gorizia about a Good Fellows' chili.' Lei till Hie Good Fellows yd loycllirr and bright- ness and iu I lie. Lctlt- liridge homes of Ike forlu- nnle oj our citizens til l.'hr'ul- musliili: A fete dollars taken out of a Hood fclloK's pocket noir anil handed to I lie Herald for Us Cltri.'.liitas Cheer l''nnd will do the tcurk. The Money Kill -each the, deserting people a-s alt Hi a contributions will go to Unit wry Korlhy organize timi, Tlie Xursiny There tire many needy in the, The X lining Mission l-iioirs about them. Why not briny to the homes of these people at Christmas irlirn Iliose of 11.1 mho are belter situated are having a luxurious dinner and our families, arc reselling in. Ihe delight? Chrislman bring. The Good l''ellotvs can assure a Merry Christinas in the homes of the. people screed bij the. Nursing Mission. We know that there are many calls tipon the, pocket but it will make you- feel letter if you remember Ihe Nursing Mission A. dollar bill bring a-smile to a worn' and sad. mother ..wi'ft little children eager to meet Santa Clam but fearful will not come. Lei the Mefald liace dollars now. The curlier the, belter as the Nursing Mis- sion desires to prepare, at once for Hie distribution of Christ- mas Ciicer among -'lite needy. Russians and Roumanians on North and East; Serbs, British and French on Italians on West Amsterdam, Dec1. ex- pects an attack ii; the Halkans on a" four sides. Attacks will he resisted hi- the Bulgarians and the Turks and a thin sprinkling of teutonic troops. The German Kmpcror's visit to the Austria-Hungarian ruler Monday is be- lieved here ID have related to plans for thi-s dufuine. Tlie Berlin general staff is understood to lock ior the Balkan's attacks as follows Russians and perhaps Rumanians on the north, Russian attempts at landing on Bulgarian Black Sea coast, French and British'and Serbians in the south Italians and Montenegrins in the- west. Bulgarians are counted on to defend their own northern fron- tier. Germans and Turks will fill the gaps as may he needed. Tlie Turk's are scheduled to the Black Sea coast. The Turks, it is believed, will predominate against the allies in the south with strong Ger- man detachments and enough Eiuigar- ians to represent Bulgaria's claim to possession of Serbian Macedonia. Austrians will be. called on to op- pose the expected Italian advance through Albania. Owing to severe winters in the Balkans it is thought unlikely there will be much moire "seiN ions fighting this season but a terri- fic campaign is expected early iu spring. No Marked Change London, Dee. for the ture of Prizend by the Bulgarians, there has bften no marked change in the Serbian military situation. The fate of Jloimstir, reported to have fallen before tho'Bulgarians, remains obscure, notwithstanding definite fe- ports that neutral councils in the, city hail arranged to turn over to the at- tackers, after the withdrawal of the Serbians. But later dispatches stated that, telegraphic communication with the city was still maintained, indicat- ing that it had not been entirely evae- Germans Uneasy London, Dec. The Balkan staves continue to dominate both the mili- tary and diplomatic situation in Eu- rope. Rumania's attitude apparently is causing the central powers great uneasiness while Greece's refusal to lend her military effectiveness as quested by the entente powers equal concern to those powers. Ger- man military critics, according to dispatches reaching London, express- ed considerable dissatisfaction with conditions in the Balkans, and with the military and diplomatic dif- ficulties which appear despite the brilliant Serbian campaign or Field Marshal Von Mackenzen. Moreover, it is reported that Austria is fostered to the idea and the possibility of Bul- garian domination of the Balkans and it is suggested that a desire to fore- stall any friction in this connection. was responsible for the German Em- peror's recent visit to Vienna. German Says The Serbian Campaign Is Not Yet Over London, Dec. 1. Vienna reports Italians seem determined to. capture G-orixia with the least pos-' sible; loss oi time, but progress against tlie deiencesXdf the town LJ exceedingly slow. BRING THEM GOOD CHEER Berlin, Dec I "Vloiaht, m Tagcblatt, criticizes the German ot- ficial statement that qperations. on a large scale m Serbia are finished Some time lull IJL. required, he to vanquish Seihu's southern arnu and drive the rest or the northern armies beyond the border. .Although he says tlie French and British corps seem'to be retreating on account oi Hie early winter, it is, still uncertain that this means temporary aban clonment even of the Balkan war. Dr. Grenfell Tells Of Labrador Work Kev. A. C. Bryan, who lias (_ pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian! church for the past three years, Dr. AVilfrid Grenfell, who has im- mortalized himself in his work among the people iu the wilds of -delivered his very interesting lecture 'on that and his work there, before a fairly large audience in Wes- last evening. Dr. Grenfeil, j considerably exceeded one hundred who has been heard ou previous oc-j million dollars, casions here, was very much enjoyed, and his: lecture, illustrated with views of--.the countryrwas most instructive. has .done more than Ottawa, -Ont., Dec. Finance Minister announced tonight tliat sub- scriptions to the. Canadian Wai" loan Lethbridge Subscriptions A score Or more of Lethbridge peo- ple have contributed to the new Do- charge last summer. Amsterdam Dei 1 u 1 ondon Reports that several munlers ot the Austrian cabinet have resigned are confirmed hi in intograph letter from Emperor Francis Joseph, pub- lished in the Nienet Zeitung of i- enna. The Emptror his accepted the resignations of Dr Ivail Hemholil DudynsM, mimstei of interior Df Rudolph Shifter rn Bonnott min- ister of commerci, and Baron Engcl Von Mainfeldcn minister i f Imance I that land, which have transform-; number of each of whom EX-CONTROLLER ASSIGNS Montreal, Que., Nov. od it to a land of civilization. .'Dr. Grenfell last evening spoke par- truller Napoleon Herbert, recently ousted from his office by the licularly of his fight to Tseep the liquor King's Bench, sas consented to assign on demand of A. Caumartin, advocate. 11 Liabilities are given, as exceeding recently trafric from gaining a strong foothold Court of )n the. coimtry. The liquor traffic ANOTHER BRITISH 4 STEAMER SUNK London, pec. British 4 steamer KGngsway has been sunk. Her captain and 21; members pr the 1'ovp heso: landed, live others are missing. 4 -V...... WANT NEWS OF A. VENT Friends are anxious to heai of Al fred 19 years of age, he longs to Medicine Hnt, 'but whp. has not been heard' from since early .In September. He AVRS" Vvat; heard of :ln AlooBc knowing of hm will please communicate with Ensign Miiltatt, .Medicine Hat. GETS OTTAWA JOB .Medicine Hat, Alta., Nov. 30.- eoyer the balance of monies duo oil 'the purchase of propel U made here j some ago from the churclu The' _____ T deal was mit through by Mr. who claims to have been acting for the other gentlemen as a syndicate. Motion was inadc iii Supreme Court inst week lhat Messrs.. King, Cherry and Peuiiefather he struck put as third parties to the action, Mr. Justice Simmo'ns has refused this motion. The come-to trial on Friday. A. K, Grimmer, formerly city, engineer of Medicine Hat, lias secured an appoint- ment as manager of works for the city of Ottawa. Mr. Grimmer was selected fron: a large number 'oi ap- plicants for. the position. proved a particular menace among people Who for the most part obtain- has taken up small amounts, gave in one or-two cases, .where the amounts have of fairly large size. FfACED WITH BIG DEFICIT Montreal, One., Nov. city Is faced .with a deficit tor IMC of The four' hundred thousand spoke of the future of _ Labrador remTind- as something' which wou'id. dovelol) quite as had the future of chosen the mnst difficult school in the army, for the Grenadier unit to Tthich he at- tached under the command of Col Jeffreys is noted ror its indifference to personal comfort. f When Churchill lomed the Grcna dices he round himseli m a firelest, dugout and supplied with ordmar1 armv rations He did not grumble however, but entered chtcrfulh upon An officer in the mand writing to a friend about Mr Churchill's experience, said "The first night he shivered visibly and it some time before we i ere able to him up, but after-par- taking of libeial portions oi agricul- tural laborers' rations IIP thawed out and talked mterestmgh foi. an hyur He taken for a round of "the Uenches until 2 30 o'clock ID the morning, but m spite oi hard gmel- li1 nwer LOinplaineH He "was call- ed again at 6 o'clock, and the hext night ifter the usual cold storage- took o' his companv V BANK CLEARING'S December wheat, 102fs The bank, clearings for the month of November' total as against for the month ot November of last yCar. This shows an ia- of 75 per cent. vvlicat 'I December oats December -flax 104% 38% WEATHER High 36 Low 3 and cold, with high- the heavy one of SS.ceiits on S100, it; Mr. Hall is being succeeded here by is an increase from one! C. A. Little ol Red Dwr, per cent, to 1.33, one-half per: formerly master mechanic here for Uffi i; A has engaged S.. Dunham and R A .Smith to represent hmi He has clincd to make any comment on the case. Mr. Hall is bcini; represented bv J. R. Palmer. cent, r.choo'i tax, making, a total of about preserit tax is 1.00. ROOSEVELT TO HELP RECRUITING Toronto, noUncerhent is.made that Col. Q Theodore Roosevelt has accept- ed> an .Invitation -to-'address a recruiting meeting 'In Toronto on Saturday, December 11 A WELL-KNOWN IN FERNiE Fernie, B.C., Nov Ross wife of Hon. W. R Ross, died 'a Victoria, last Satuidav, was well- known in fernie haling resmea nero with her befoie tft the coast, airs. Ross was formerly Miss Young of Winnipeg, having mtu rlert in 1852. 10 UP ENTENTE Korac, Dec real object of Lmpproi visit to icnna w as to put a stop to the ef- forts Austria is making by means of negotiations through Madrid with the Vatican to obtain a separate, peace with the quadruple entente, I Trihuni, "Vienna and Berlin disagree on questions of peace Berlin desires to treat separatel} with each of the allies so as lo break up the quadruple entente and then to crush England, hut Vienna desires, a and lasting peace to end the tension which rlpld-' ly is bet-jming too great for to bear V1 STORM ,ON THE t Sault Ste Marie, Micfc. A heavy snow storm, drove all infixing boats to Scro. ;