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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1915 NUMBER 300 RUSSIANS SEND FORCES INTO BULGARIA Must Now Supply Credit for Purchase of Mun- itions Made in the Dominion U.S.Govt. Intimates That German Attache Must Go Washington, U. C., Dec. tary Lansing is understood to have informed Conn I Von HernstorftV Ger- man ambassador, that Boyed, iiuvai attache to the German em- bassy, had rendered himself persona- Tion-grata. to the United States gov- enunent as a result of his connec- tion with the conspirators of thu Hamburg-American lino, who Timrs- day were found guilty in New York. The subject was understood to havu been under discussion at the cabinet meeting today. Secretary Lansing at the eri'I of the cabinet meeting flatly refused to answer any questions on the subject and other members of the cabinet were equally' silent. The Ger- man embassy also refused to talk about it. The state -department was believed to be of the opinion thai, ;is Captain Boyed had admitted his con- nection wilh the financing of the op- erations which the New York jury gave a. -verdict as being illegal, there Ottawa, Dec. important con- ference was held today between the minister and represcnta- rtives ,of the Canadian Bankers' associa Viori. The .main topic of discussion was financing of shells, munitions ami other supplies made for Great Britain in the Dominion during the war. Owing to the tremen- dous burden of financial liability de- veloping upon Great Britain the old policy must be reversed. Canada has hitherto received heavy credits from the motherland. She is now asked to advance credits to Great Britain in addition to paung her own way in luture in her expenditures. was nothing else to do but to inform _thn German government of its views. By informing the ambassador thai the attache is personal non-grata the United States leaves it with the German government as to the man- ner in which Captain Boyed shall ter- minate liis connection with the em- bassy. This is the usual diplomatic proceedure in the case of an attache of an embassy or a legation whom- United States finds objectionable. Official Statement Secretary Lansing; issued the 1'ol- Iowing statement: "On account oC what this govern- jnient considers improper activity in .'military and naval matters, this gov- ernment, has requested the immediate recall of Captain Boyed, German j naval attache, and Captain von Pap- jpen, German military attache, as they i arc no longer acceptable to this gov- ernment." !r.'S YOUR M. Freeman, time resident of the city, is in'the field as a candi- date for the position of Public Utili- ties He will make a, strong candidate. He is familiar with the electric light system, particular- ly, as for years" he was manager, ot' the plant when it was conducted by ;a private company. He is of a strong I mechanical turn of mind and knows a -lot about mechanical -matters I -m'general.-Mr.; Freeman.has teen in Lethbridge since the early days and is well 'known, and was at one time a member oE the city council. Mr. Freeman's entrance into the field provides the -citizens with a choice of three- candidates, the pres- ent commissioner, Arthur Reid, W. L. Mackenzie and M, Freeman. Olfi- cial nomination takes place on Mon- day. 3Ir; Freeman handed his resignation from his position at the power house, to Commissioner Reid, last evening. Winnipeg, Press today leg- islation ;which Ava'il :como.' before (.he Manitoba, house at the session, which will he held eariy, next'month; is on a scale which transcends in scope and magnitude the work of any previous executive session, iiqt only in. this province, but in any province Of the Dominion The principal legislation reoeaf of amend- repeal of thS Coldwell amend in imtrnction of Council; an amendment to -the -Man- itoba School make English the teaching language1 of iev ery school in the province; a Public Service act, including civil service provisions and re-construction of the audit department; woman- suffrage; an amended election act, providing se- verer penalties' for an amendment to the Controverted Elec- tions act, which will- make it easier to .'get before the -courts; placing of Macdonald Prohibition act on the statute books, subject to refer- endum; legislation embodying princi- ple .of direct legislation; passing of vote to cover an .examination by com- petent engineer of_ the new territory in the north, with a'view to furnishing report on necessary roads and bririg- British Subjects Do Not Need Passports It is hot necessary for British sub- jects to have the regulation passports to take passage to England, accord- ing to instructions which have been received by S. n. Mitchell, 0. P. R. and steamship agent here. He has Uteri notified to the eiTect that satis- factorv documentary evidence, show ing that the bearer is a British sub- jecfc is all that is necessary. The pa- j pers must be signed In a notary pub lie. or magistrate, 01 the ma} or Prospective passengers are also ex- pected to carry with them .two pho- tographs of themselves. The securing of a passport necessary for other than British sub- ject is quite a process, papers hav- ing to be forwarded for examination to Ottawa, "befpre the passports can be .issued, New Unit Now Numbers Nearly First Pay The recruiting oliices M the Kiltie regiment was one of the busiest plac- ns in the city this morning. The sol- iliers were receiving their second pay since the hands of Capt. McKenzie. r.aymaslei-. The payroll now amounts to a. very respectable .sum. 'The 39th battery was paid on- Wednesday. Thi) Kilties now have an enrolment of 139. The latest'recruits are Walter Ross, 'American Thomas Kiltie, Scotch Jas. Slbnnett, Canadian S. Rogers, American James Barr, Irish W. Shotton, English B. Ed- wards, Welsli; Robert Truylor, Am- erican A. Cullan, Scotch 3. A. Coulter, American Alfred Walton, English. Do you want Santa Claus to visit every homo in Lethbridge? know that you do; but you may not realize (hat the visit can- not be made to every homo unless you assist in supplying Santa Claus with the gootl things to cheer the, homes that, only for your assistance would be desolate and sad on (lie happiest day in all the The Herald's Christmas Cheer "fund will bring Santa Claus into the homes of the poor and unfort- unate, but deserving. Do you want to participate in this distribution of Good Cheer? Certainly, you do. Send your contribution at once to tlie Herald. The entire amount raised win go to the Nurs- ing Mission. This splendid or- ganization will see that the pro- ceeds of the fund reach the most deserving- i'amilics: Toys for the children, dinners for the entire fact, all the good cheer possible, will be brought to i many a home in this city by the Nursing Mission, through the medium of the Christmas Cheer Fund. What will you give Let us know now. TO EARLY IN YEAR OUawaT." Out., Dec. date of tlit, opening has not been formal- ly fixed, but :thc necessary proclama- tion suminohing- the House of Com- mons to .meet, probably will be. is- sued within the next ten days. The understood, lies between itirec-dates, 12 and 19. Owing to the appointment of Speak er Sproulc to the Senate and the ne- of electing a successor, the lunibe >vill meet this tear on 1 here is no talk of A general election fieforc the session. More Canadian Troops Land Ottawa, Ont, Dec official- ly announced through the press cen- sor's office that the troopship ftleta- gama, which sailed from Canada on November 20, has arrived safely, in England. She .had on board; the fol- lowing troops 1st Canadian Pioneer Battalion, 30 officers, 1046 men; re- inforcements for infantry from On- tario, a officers and 248 field artillery from Toronto, 6 officers, 163 men; railway construction corps, 1 of- ficer and 100 corps from Toronto, 1 ihen; details, 1G officers, 4 men. Ottawa, Dec. leature oi the Canadian war loan is the number" oi subscriptions which have teen" receiv ed from Canadians now residing in the United States. These subscript tions which will reach a considerable total, denote the loyalty of ex-Cana dians and their confidence in the abil- ity OL the allies. The lean will not be allotted until subscriptions from British Columbia and other more dis- tant provinces haT-e been recei ed, This probably will not be until next week. The Minister of Finance has not as yet indicated whether or not he in- tends tp accept all. subscriptions, re- ceived, or confine the amount accept- ed to the advertised amount 000. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. Evening; some prominence to .the statement by .Fred J. Tighe, ,time- icaper'-at Port Nelson, during, the reason of 1914-15, in-, which Tighe declares that the Hudson's Bay route is not; feasible for shipment of grain, recently returned from Port lie expresses the conviction tliat a non-partisan commission should-proceed to the.Hudson's Bay next''summer to ascertain whether or hot it -is advisable to proceed with the terminal work now under way at Port tfelson. The suggestion receives the endorsation oi the Citizen. BRITISH GUNBOAT SUNK London, Dec. dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Athens says a British coast defence gunboat in Egyptian waters has 'been sunk .by a German submarine. ANOTHER -SUNK London, Dec. British steam- er Langton Hall has been sunk. Part of her crew has reached land. Charges Published in U. S. Against Prison Camp Here are Shown to be Ridiculous U.S. GUILTY OF Taking of Monastir Threatens Position of the Allied Forces in Definitely Promises Her Aid New- Dec. jury of the United States district court tonight returned a guilty against four officials of the HamburgvAmeri- ean line. They' -were.charged ,wita conspiracy :tc the United States government by obtain- ing clearances for relief ships laden i with coal and. other supplies sailing1 from American ports for German cruisers- in the in the war. Case; Hangs Rns New York, 13ec. The "'district court's final disposition of the case of Dr. Karl Buenz. and his three as- sociates' in the. Hamburg-American line, convicted last night of'conspir- acy to deceive and-.defraud the Un- ited States, hung fire today. Judge Howe had set this forenoon as the time for hearing the usual for- mal notions oi defence, but when the court convened the defendant's law- yers announced they were not yet ready The late hour lest night when the verdict was reached was assigned as the reason for. their failure to pre- pare the necessary motions. Judge Howe granted further postponement until Saturda'v morning. At that time motions to set aside -the ver- dict and to arrest judgment pending an appeal, will he made. In the mean- time bail of the defendants, each, will he continued. London, Uec. that the Russians have entered Bulgaria has arosed intense interest, and there is some speculation as to the next de- neuter's correspondent at SaloniUi telegraphs. "It is expect- ed that this move will have far-reach- ing effects on the international situa- tion of Bulgaria, and will whole aspect of affairs in the Bal: kaiis." Italy's Aid Definite Rome, Dec. help for Ser- bia is assurred today. .Reports that Italian troops would dispatched to the Balkans have been unofficial hitherto. Foreign Minister Baron Son- nino gave assurance definitely and-of- ficially in opening parliament iestei day: "Italy is sensible to Serbia's dis- he said; "she ,is preparing-'to aid that heroic It is understood that an expedition is ready to sail, and that a landing 111 be made on the Albanian coast: j Monastir Is Taken London, Dec occupation of Monaistir by an. Austro German foice at 2- o'clock yesterday is reported by Renter's correspondent at Saloniki. Circumstantial accounts of the oc- cupation of Monastir, In southwestern Serbia., by Austro-German forces, and the cutting or telegraphic communi- cation with the city, are regard etThere as ample evidences that the Macedon- ian capital has fallen, although no oi> report to that effect has reach- ed London. Tile effect of the capture of Mqna- stir, the last Serbian city of import- ance to hold out, on the position of the Anglo-French forces, is awaiteil with greatest interest, for the pene- tration by the invaders of this.-part of Macedonia may threaten the flank of the in the and Cerim are on the sive. No important events have occurred .licre for some time, but with Mona- stir in the hands-of their opponents, the Allies mar soon be engaged in an important battle. In Montenegro In Mpntenegro, the con' tmue then advance ilsewhefe In the northern. Balkans, no tight- ing been reported of Fred MkcBefh, LethbridfTe Born Boy, Gives Life For Empire at Front in France 'f HAS NOT TAKEN SHIPS London Dec The Morn- post sals lt ]las hcen of- confirmed that the I onduu Hoc ItaH s adhesion to the agreement not to conclude sep-1 arat" peace welcomed in statement of RicJnrd G Wag- land but Iittl" Ins bt-en thrown aer preauient of the American Co., tbat the government has re- quisitioned three snips, the HdcUing, the-Genessee and the Kankakee, is untrue. as yet on the mjsterj ol Italj's pol- icj in not declaring war on Germany. In this, connection noted that other face a similarly deli- cate situation! It is reported the Aus- trian nag instead of Bulginan was hoisted over in .1, an effort to relieve Bulgaria of flin possibility of offending Greece the A native barn product, leaving his home city to serve hit Country, Fred Macbeth's death brmas home to us all more strikingly than any other local fatality, since the war; started, the real meaning of yWr and our part in it Fred was known to nearly every person in the city. He-was a member of a highly esteemed local family. Educated In our schools, associated with our athletjc fact, acttvt in s all the affairs of young men in the city, Fred Macbeth was liked and admired by everybody. He answered the call of country eagerly, lln his regiment he made good and was quickly prometed. He crossed the seas, trained in Enoland, and then went into the trenches. A Ser- man bullet has killed him, but he meets the death of a patriot. He t dies for his than that, he dies for the cause of for the salvation of the world from autocracy and militarism. He will sleep in a hero's nrave, loved and revered bv hundreds of his fellow citizens. We hope that his death at the hands of the enemy will In spire his chums to join the ranks and serve their country. i To the Macbeth familv will be extended by zens generally THey have given of their blood for the cause of frie- dom. While the loss is heavy to bear, they have the great conss'a. tion of knowmn that Fred met a nobje fate, his life has been sacrificed upon the altar of his country. Far better such a close to life than that a young man in these perilous times should meet death after refusftig to heed the call of country. Fred Macbeth's death is a monument to courage and patriotism When others have been forgotten, Fred Mac beth will be remembered Memory will not blot out his service to country, and his fellow citizens. All Lethbrulqe to'daj iff mourning the death of Lance f3ergt Fred Hush iMciieth, a Lethbridge-boni bov, son of Mr. and Mrs Hugh 11086111, who, it .lias heen officiall) announced, was Pte. Waller, Mistaken For. Dead, Nearly Buried Alive After the Battle of Ypres CRANBROOK CONSERVATIVES WILL CONDUCT HERALD Craiilirook, Dec. a meet- ing called b> ,ocal Conseriatives niglil, an agreement was concluded between James .Fihlay, and Mrs.'F. J. Dean'erqwner ct the Cran- brook whereby the Herald is Laken over by- about thirty local Con- servatives who'will limited company Tor the present J D Mc- Brlde, E A ttm and W..B Alcrar- lane ill be" trustees The pi Ice pail is approximately which Includes llio mortgage of I3BOO, held by James The management ot the Her- tld will be iaken .over as soon as the [irovlstonal lease held bj W. T. Wll llama Charges-published in thp Chicago Tribune under date oi ember 28th, a marked copv of winch has been forwarded to the Herald, to the; effect that prisoners of wai m the'j detention camp at Ltthbndgc luuel been grossly abused bv then and officials of the camp during the; past vear, arc shown to he absolute-; ly ridiculous by Capt Birnie, now has charge of the camp here. The charged made in the Tribune I would be Very serious in one ot two cases, if true They were evidently supplied to the Tribune bv an Aus- trian named.Casefal, formerly intern-' cd here, but who was released the' authorities tins spring, and returned to the States The charges were also forwarded to the (jterman ambassador at Washington, and as a result have been investigated by U. S. Consul Rpat, U is understood, lias re- ported to bis government, that the charges are falsely male in the ma jority of cases. General Otter who inspects the camp, regularlj has also made the remark1 that the tamp here is the model camp of (he Doimmon The charges in detail contained m the Chicago paper, together with the explanation given bj Capt Bir nic, insofar as :hc knows the facts, are as follows "At the end of Oclorer, 1914, Fritz Mathias was condemned to carrj atones with closed bands for a sar- castic comment." Capt. Birnie was not here at the time, but believes the man tt as deservedly punished for .sonic offense, "Jojiman Curke was beaten until blood innocent, through mis- This refers to Solomon, a Turk, sijs Bu- D PlOt 6) Cai'dston, Dec. ut'On the little three and t half icar olu killed in the trenches in France on, November 17th. He-was a memfeferVof the 31st battalion, of Calgary dread telegram couched m official language, vhich has brought to so homes, reached the par- ents this morning. It is the fifth loss in the familv within recent years This is the second Lethbridge-born bov to give his life for the empire's cause. Fred McBeth, one qfthpjmQSt: popular young men in the en- listed last winter with the Slstf in Calgan The deceased was m Letbbndge 23 jears spring, his patents being old time rsV sidents o! the citv The young partially the wood near oil April 22, last, circles in the citv, and out re- MARKETS December wheat May-wheat December oats bitting him tblia entering 108% 181H WEA-THEK High Low .Forecast; Fine mild. to Tho eonsenuence was T ,.am ULUIUIUWUII a horrible wound -wjiere a clean bole reach the German side of the woOfl sp ke %lth l ,._ .___i._.t n'aa Inorfi .._ is.-T_.. would otheruise lesulted.