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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta -VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1915 WHOLESALE RECALL OF Washington Demands the Recall of Naval and Military Attaches-Move To Be Made Against ' Many Other High Officials in the States Providence, R. I., Dec. 4. - The withdrawal was made through' Count Providence- Journal, which is consid-; Von Bernstorff, German Ambassador, crcd unusually well'informed regard-J who was informed that the officers ing the,movement of the government l had rendered themselves persona non-against alleged foreign plotters in | grata to the United.States, this country;)' says today: "The dis- j The case against Boyed and Papcn missal of Captain Boyed and Captain ; although not susceptible of legal A rrest German Officer In U.S. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 4.-A Federal warrant, charging Baron George Wilhelm von Brincken, captain of cavalry in the German army, with attempting to destroy commerce, was niven today in the United States Marshal's office for service. Von Brincken avoided arrest last night at his hotel by claiming immunity as a diplomatic attache. Von Pappen is to be followed immediately by a demand on the Austrian government for' the removal of Acting Ambassador Zweidenik, Count Nubei Von Pereked, consul-general at New York, two* vice-consuls in the New York consulate, Austrian suls at Pittsburg and Cleveland, and the consul-general in Philadelphia. "The government intends also in the near future to ask for the recall of at least one German consul-general in this country, whose name at present cannot be disclosed and also of Dr. Heinrich Albert, fiscal agent of the German government in the United States." Up to Germany Washington, Dec. 4.-The United States government today looked to Germany for the immediate recall of Karl Boyed and Franz Von Papcn, respectively naval and military attaches of the German embassy here, i those o� Captains iri accordance with' Secretary Lans-j ing's request. Alleged improper in-' activities on the part of the German officers in connection with the naval and militarv matters are given as the reason for Secretary Lansing's ( action. Request for the immediate LING EVIDENT iNHHER OF HIE proof, consisted of complaints since, the beginning of the European war, which connected them with attempts to violate American neutrality. The State Department regarded the complaints regarded the, complaints as con-| full)' justifying the,withdrawal of the "attaches from the diplomatic service, of Germany in the United States. The President is said to have decided to get rid of all foreign officials whoso activities are considered harmful to the hest interests of this country. This government, it, was said today, probably would ask, the entente allies for the safe'conduct for the offending attaches. They are expected to leave at once... State department officials were considering today what action should he taken in the cage of Alexander Von Nuber,, Austro-Hun-garian consul-general at New-York, whose name has been linked with Boyed and: Von Papen in connection with activities regarded as objectionable by the'United States. .'.*'' The department^ (it was also said today, is considering whether any action should be taken regarding other higher officials of; foreign embassies-here. ; Boy-pd In NeW' York Washington, D.C.rUec. "4.-Captain Bojr-Ed; naval,attache of the German Embassy here, whose immediate withdrawal has been^ requested bjr the United *6tates, iCHtae-. here; today from New^ York,' and had^Iong conference :^^i%$'�..'�' Joseph Oppinghaus was sentenced to one year; The Hamburg-American line was" fined one dollar. All the defendants were admitted to hail pending the issuing of a writ of. error in their behalf. Bail; was fixed at $10,000 in each case and was accepted irom a surety-company. , Sentence was pronounced after Judge Howe over-ruled, motions by William Rand, jr., chief counsel for defendants for dismissal of verdict on the ground that it was contrary to evidence and law in the case.; Acted Under Orders None of the defendants showed any emotion when the sentence was  pronounced. Dr. Buenz told his .listeners that his only regret was that the American people should believe he had done anything to injure them or had ever had anything hut the kindliest feelings toward this country. Through Mr. Rand, the aged director of the Hamburg-American line asked Judge Howe to take into consideration that his three co-defendants were merely acting under his orders'. ; In sentencing Dr. Buenz, Judge Howe announced that if the sentence was confirmed in the higher courts he would be willing to support any move to obtain clemency oh the ground of advanced age of the prisoner. Pleads Old Age "This case,"' said Judge.Howe, "will undoubtedly be taken to the court of appeals and to the United States supreme court. If sentence is affirmed and it is claimed that imprisonment would be a peril to Dr. Buenz owing to his advanced age, the case will be referred to the executive department of the government'. This court will be willing to take any action that may be desirable in support of such a move." * an per cent, for the last nine days.'tmTia'rgest gains, actually and relatively,' in the remarkaible .recovery,' which started two months ago. Wins Claim In Well-Digging Suit GIVEN ALIMONY Of $40 MONTH Judgment for alimony to the amount ot ?40 a month was given In Supreme Court, ^sterday,; by Mr. Justico Simmons, t(r Mrs. Waugh, who brought action against her husband, who was formerly.an operator here. Judgment was practically given under default.' Waugh, the defendant, cannot he located at present, and there is 'evidence that he has left the country. H is. understood -that au effort is being, made to locate him and bring him back., No evidence was taken in the case, West Has Received Close To 132 Millions For Crop Winnipeg, Man;, Dec 4.-Up to November 21, the - Canadian west ]. has received nearly $132,000,000 for 159,-514,675 bushels of the crop, This represents $119,112,291.50 for Spring wheat, $224,202.50 ,for winter Wheat, $9,181,023 for oats, $2,025,668.94 for barley, and $l,24l>452.50 for flax. Since November 21st the amount inspected past Winnipeg has run up to '181,913,625 bushels,, of: which 148,-191,000 bushels were wheat. Suppos- � Magra'tji, Dec. 3.-Farmers from the Lchi Fields and the 'adjacent country north, met last night to discuss w'ays and means of obtaining water from the C.P.R. Jack Brad-shaW, one of the land moguls of that district,; recently waited upon Mr. Naismith. at Calgary and presented the water question. Mr. Bradshaw, as a result of'the interview, is extremely optimistic, ana last night a petition was drawn up by Mr. Bradshaw and others asking the C. P. R. to extend a lateral north into the Lehi Field and adjacent territory. School Board Meets Ma'grath, Dec. 4. -The monthly meeting of the board of trustees was held, last night at the town hall and some important business' items were considered. Officers of the Young Men's Miitual Improvement Association met with the board to negotiate | .j, for the use of the pld school building, same to be used as a gymnasium, i.j. Reading rooms will also be fitted up ' # as soon as the Mutual officers arc A able to make the necessary financial, .j. I arrangements, and by this means it I is hoped to open some cleaner ave-pues of .recreation than are to be had at .the present time., It was decided to allow the Mutual officers the use of the building for a period of one year without rental charges, providing the petitioners would assume. all ithe expense incurred in putting the building; in shape. , The resignation of Miss Annie Hill- I ler -was read and accepted. Miss Hill- I ier is. taking a vacation and expects to leave for the south in a short time. The application of A. J. Mercer to fill the above vacancy was accepted; The application of Mrs. J. P; Anderson for Grade IV.' was also accepted. Mrs. Anderson is now a teacher in training at the Calgary Judgment for his claim for balance due on a drilling contract, amounting to nearly $1000, was given by Mr. Justice Simmons- last evening, to H. E. Meibach, in his action'against Messrs. Murray & Morrison. > Murray, acting for Morrison,, a -Winnipeg man, gave Meibach a contract to, drill a well for water, Water was found at a depth o� something over 600 feet. Some money'had 'been advanced on account by -Murray to Meibach, but when they came to make, final settlement, Murray-disputed: the claim for the balance. What Caused West's Big Crop Winnipeg, .Man;, Dec. 3.- What is the."cause of western Canada's "double crop"? Grain experts declare that forty bushels to the acre is a common thing this year, and that some fields run- as . high as sixty, bushels. , Average of former years runs" ho higher than nineteen bushels. The grain men-. referred the matter to botanists. These assert that.there was an unusual bloom on the wheat this year, that a period of absolute calm followed and every bloom germinated',7 - , Paris, Dec. 4.-The entente powers consider Greece is taking .too long to reflect upon the answer to their demands and have decided to apply again the economic measures which were used with such effect a fortnight ago, says the Figaro. Newspapers declare orders have been given prohibiting the departure from allied ports oi all ships with cargoes consigned to Greece and stopping immediately the loading of Greek vessels. ' Public With Allies ' Athens, Dec. 3.-Via Paris, Dec. 4. -Public opinion is veenns: toward �the fullest acceptance of the demands of the entente powers..While the gov* /er'nment is' hesitating in framing itt reply,, thousands of refugees are arriving at Fiorina, after tramping through the dtco; snow: through Monastir. All buildings arc crowded and hundreds are without, shelter. Children are dying from hunger and exposure. The municipal : treasury has been emptied and appeals for aid have been made to Athens. 200 KILLED IN BERLIN RIOT Paris, Dec. 4.-The .Journal - dee Debate publishes a 'Milan die-patch of the Fournier Agency, which says a great demonstration of working people in Berlin, caus- ed by the scarcity of food, was. broken up. by troops. The dlsW patch reports that this information was received from Berlin by way of B.erne. ' Troops fired art' the crowd, killing 200 persons. . Alberta's Crop Worth $70,000,000 Edmonton, Alta., Dec. 3.-r-The province of Alberta is richer to th�V�M-tcnt of nearly seventy/million dollars by reason of the tremendous gnllh crop this year. - Based on van,.estlVnated population of 500,000,-thi* amoiinti, if divided equally, would mean $120]for every man, woman and child inithsr province. The financial returns, from the crop this year are exactly |Mi-.-000,000 in excess of the: value of last year's crop. No wonder that the rur|l.' districts of the, province are proStterpus- , , ^{ftl ri�ures*eM\'lssue'rir'' ":' ....... The above flnur of the provincial department of agriculture, grain is given as follow*: '..*..� ...... .. "' Barley .i^^p^^^ih^l.'.^ # Spring wHaatr...� .., C......V*... Winter wheat uurahlf morning by the publicity depa The value.of each*,variety t$32J�Q,O00 ^V^. FiaxT.4..:.:.......;................ soojaw Rye ..... ................................ +28XMJ0: j 1 Speltz..........'---------......... 62000 Total $08,490,000 AMERICAN BOAT BEING ATTACKED Athens, Dec. 4.-A." wireless S.O*.S. call reached Athens this- morning from an unnamed American ship,...The message stated that she was being attacked by an Austrian or a German submarine south of;-thc .Island-af Crete.  ..........-----, Local People Send Cheer to the Boys In The Trenches Lethbridge people arc contributing their share of cheer- to the hoysC in the 'trenches. During the month1, Qf November a total of nearly 600 rack-ages, large and small, left ;Lieth-bridge post odicc for foreign parts, the great bulk of them, to 'England, to he forwarded to ;the! Lethbridge boys iir the trenches. The- last nnail for the trenches carrying' Ghnstnijis packages, left yesterday,- and was~"a heavy one. '; *' , The Christmas rusii at'" the- -post office is in full swing now, and the: staff is working- at- -top speed- * �   - IS UEIITH IN THE KILTIES Wm. Frame, principal ef Galbt^i||l. school, a qualified Cadet instruetofc has resigned his prlncipaUhip to [accept a provisional lieutenancy in ^tfae new 113th Kiltie Battalion of T^eth-bridge. Mr. Frame takes over his ijew duties on Monday. '. - 'X;. i Mr. Frame will be replaced at Gal- -braith school by Principal Phil'lips ofv Hardievllle, and a substitute will, he sent to Hardieville in the meantinie), -\ only $125,042,271. The west has,  therefore, received in less than three months an amount which even a year or'two ago would have been considered phenomenal for her total crop. � . The average price of No. 1- North-1 Normal school, ern wheat for September was 93f |  1'hc secretary-treasurer called the cents, for October 98>- cents, ahd for � attention of the board to the slow the first three weeks" of November i incoming of the taxes and pointed Legal Coup May Void Big : Sale^Gf Ghurch Property $1.03 J. While each grade of grain lias, been worked out at its own price, it might be said that the amount of ing even more moderate: estimates of No. 1 Northern wheat in the period the crop are correct and allowing'30,-I named was 60,599,400 bushels, or Just 000,000 bushels fyr local cons-lmp'tion ] about 50 per cent, of the total un-in the west, there'nijist beifr^m 75,-i spections, a most, remarkable fec-000,000 to lOjOOO.OOO bu'sttels of ord. Prices for coarse grains �1m> wheat still to come,! to say hdthing have been good. In September, the of other grains. )�ICaH gary, authorizing ' the sale of-- the praperty. Mr. Palmer arguedS'that this general authd^^tioh".' "ditt'4!"nB'6* apply to the particular ;sale; it|SideX Ms,. Justice Simmons' said hispiresSi^ opinion was that- the >resolu'tiofi|$jtirif (Continued os-Pioti-ty Montreal, Que., Dec. 4.-The zctte this morning says : "The t^ttf J> l-gturns in the church union vote Ontario in the Presbyterian churah,�d'; far as published show a majority-qf, >, about 3,000 against the unionli' New Brunswick the feeling seemsSi to be against the union as shown-hy^tJ^s/, returns just received. * 4,     4> ^ IS BORDEN NOT COMING WEST Ottawa, Out, Dec.r 4.-�Ste Robert Borden has ahandodedY^ the idea of making-a tour ot'*h the west this inonith; .InataaJ;' '* of doing so the Prime ^inUtaf''"i proposes to go south ."itwl))M made some time aexUftfr.' is probable -.also"- u^t-^n^ vount of the 'recur*_!i r ! per(al prpblemai upon the war, 81r Rot _ go to England agata/neitj mer. '" 1 6m 1/1 !M; 67 3289 99 79 1759 50 411 ;