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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1915 NUMBER 304 OF VILUS Teg Contractors Offer to Settle on Govt Buildings IViiuiinar', Man., Dec. considered involvrs an impartial val- tions for'a soltlemeiil ol llic (lillicui-j nation of the- wcirlt already done, and ties which liave arisen over the: the figure decided upon, which would Manitoba law eourls contracts are! include a reasonable [irolit to still under way between counsel ior contractor, would he paid by American Tells Horrible Tale of Brutal Murder of Women by Villa's Mexican Rebels Kl Paso, Texas, Deo. fear-stricken women faced a Villa firing squad at, Cassas Grandes Sim- government. Completion the crown and for the contractor anil subcontractors. Isaac I'itljhulo, for the crown, an- nounced at this morning's session of the commission of inquiry that a proposition for llic valuation of the proposal was still being considered. J. W. Hough, for C. H. Simp- son, the contractor, replied that lie hoped some progress had been made, _ but thai nothing wns absolutely set-1 vcru- rcpriinuir tied. The proposition whicli is being cr. the the of the work would be arranged on the same bas- is, and contract's between llic gov- ernment and -Mr. Simpson would be disregarded. Maurice Kelly, son oi Thomas Kel- ly, was the principal witness of the and through the conflictin testimony with his evidence given on Monday, he secured 11 se- nl from the comimssiuii- KITIES NEAR _2_00 MARK io fust arc the recruits Tor the, and Lieut. Frame are getting ihe mei Ue. now comin, itt that the into able billets are exhausted, and tiie recruiting officers are anxious to learn of more accommodation. Tiie battalion now numbers 157. ____ The latest to ho sworn on IB A. Sic- Edwards, English: W. Knutson, Nor- mssmm. n c a day morning, at sunrise, and fourteen w Thurber of newly made graves were crownul yesterday, an with crosses in.the cemetery alter the Leod, physical director of the Y. M. C. A., who took the; oath this inorn- ing and is in the ranlis this after- noon. He was formerly Presbyterian missionary in charge at Coalhurst. Cardston, 3 both he Villa tiring squad had tramped back to town after carrying out Villa's most hrutal decree since he started his reign in northern Mexico, "as the bloody hutcher ot San Andres." This information .has been received from Uassas Grandes by Carranza's Consul-Gencral Garria, and verified hy a prominent American Mormon who reached the border last night from Cassas Grandes, where the Vil- la headquarters are now established. According to the Mormon, who was an eye-witness of the awful execution preliminaries, one of the women was about to become a mother and plead- ed piteously with the commander of tiring .squad to .spare her life for the sake of her unborn baby. Her answer was a prod with, a mauser rifle as she was shoved hack into line, only 'to faint and fall on her face, where she was shot by the firing squad. The fourteen victims of Villa's .wrath" were, accused of being spies for Carraiiza'btlicials.-They were arrested on information of a woman camp fol- John MePlinrson, Scotch; A. uai- ziel, Scotch; S. W. Thurber, Canad- ian: A. Davidson. English; H. Adams, Irish: O. W. Miller, American; A. vegian; John Blair, Robt. Coyle, K. McDonald. Thos. Latterly, R. Ander- son, all Scotch; Broadhurst, Eng- J. C. .McCullocli, Irish; F. Win- lish; Alex. Sword and McKay, Bring in Your Dollar To-day Previously acknowledged H. W. Mcnzics 3.00 Teachers Association ......50.00 Harold Wilson 1-00 Reports Conflicting as to Name of lieved to be Stand- 'ard Oil Boat Total to date At isact a hundred children should be made happy on Christ- mas day by the Herald's Christ- mas Fund, to be distributed through the nood offices of the Nursing Mission. There Is very little time left now. GoodfeMows, bring In your dollar to the Herald today. These are difficult times, and there are many demands on the pocket, and none of them can be ignored. But there are plenty of us who can still spare a dollar to bring cheer to some of the children in the city who might spend a cheerless Christmas other- wise. It takes only a dollar to make one child happy this Christ- mas, through the Nursing Mission. Bring that dollar in today. N SERBIA Scotch: P. JIadsen, Danish; John As- kew. English; A. McLeod. Canadian. Cologne, Germany, Pec. 7, via Lon- don, Dec. The, Cologne Gazette's Constantinople correspondent, says: "The" entente allies have begun a grand offensive at the Dardanelles, perhaps in. consequence of Earl Kitch- ener's visit, but the Turkish authori- ties are inclined to believe that it is only a bluff. "Thirty entente allied aeroplanes on .Saturday, attacked Usun Kueprue, an and lower in .the Rood graces of Villa, who is said to have told of the elab- maintained, orate secret service plans of the Uar- ranza government; to_ keep informed of the inedi-' tlm of camp-followers.. The majority of the women, accord- ing to the Jlormon, were oi the rag- geil sandal clad class, which have followed the Mexican array through five years of revolu- tion. But two of the women were of the better class, he declared, and were wives of petty officers, or young dancing girls from Juarez cabarets, centre on the -line -.from Constantin- ople to throwing many bombs, hut on" the line was who went along with the officers ior. the excitement ot lite in.the field. The Women were taken from the [American houses of Cassas Grandes which had been commandeered for the use of Villa's officers, and without trial had been marched oil to death Sunday, morning. Christmas poor stores and other boxes public placed places Mexico' are to be seized, and confis- cated by the state, according to an order -received by the Carranza Con- sul-here to'day. Valuable Diamonds Claimed in Regina Diamond rings to the value of found by police here, are being claimed by the police at Re-; gina as having 'been stolen, from are claimed by. a resi- dent of this city. Chief Skeiton: has refused to "hand them over to either party at present, pending definite, establishment of their real ownership. One of the rings was reported by the Regina police as being: stolen some tinie ago and the police have been on the 'look-out for it The other day a bag -with this ring and another was nicked up in a store here, and were claimed by a" local man. The police have a-sWorn affidavit from Regina that they belong there. NEW QUEBEC REGIMENTS Ottawa, Dec. Sam Hughes announced that .two more French- Canadian regiments are to be raised in Quebec, .one. in .Montreal, and one In RimouBki, Gaspe and neighboring counties in the lower St Lawrence. The.Montreal regiment be organ- ized 'by Colonel Headman. Tiie Rimouskl regiment will form of a new French-Canadian hri-1 gade to be'raised by Colonel Chau- quea of Quebec. V I Ottawa, Dec. applications for practically all m the Canadian domestic loan amounts now to a little'less than 000. Notice of the allotment of funds is being sent out to all subscribers today by the officials of the depart ment of finance. Four million dollar? in excess of the hundred millions which the government has decided to accept will he Deducted from subscribed by banks. COLLECT IN WAR ZONE! FOR CHURCH WORK IN CANADA London, Dec... the last few weeks the archbishop's western Canadian church fund has received three different sums representing collections made in the war zone (or church work in Canada. Dec. relnlorce- nents ordered in Mesopotamia before Rome, Dec. by two steamers, one Greek and the other Italian, at the spot near Tobmk, Tri- poli, where the American oil tanker Coinmunipaw, was supposed to have been sunk by a submarine, failed to reveal any sign of the tank ship or of: survivors. These steamers were sent out as soon as word was receiv- ed at Tobruk that the ship had been sunk.. The first report of the affair came from the captain of the steamer who said that while he was cruising near Tobruk he witnessed the sinking of an American steamer by a sub- marine. He thought the name of tins French Defeat Bulgarians Near Strum- Offer Strong Resistance to Invaders the Serbian intention of abandoning their efforts London, Dec. armies in retreat behind the Albanian mid Montenegrin frontiers it is re- ported the bulk oi the German and Bulgarian armies is being concentrate ed st the allied armies 'holding York, N. Y., Dec. Nikola Tesla, inventor, winner oi the Nobel the corner of Serbia. Heavy lighting has been in progress there' for the last few days. There is no confirmation oi hints from various sources that French troops have been forced definitely to abandon the position held by them since flic beginning of the campaign. The fall oi Monastir and the south- ward progress of German and Bul- garian forces, however, have placed the northern wing of the French ex- pedition in a precarious situation and the withdrawal from an' angle form- ed by the Vardar and Oerna rivers apparently has begun. The constant arrival oi fresh troops materials at Saloniki Peace prize, has filed application for that the -allies have i patent on the essential parts ot a in this region. Although the Germans have an- nounced the capture of Ipek, Monten- egro, the pursuing Austrian and Bul- garian armies evidently are confront- ed with a harder task on the Monte- negrin frontier, than elsewhere. Mon- tenegrins continue to offer spirited resistance and to check the invaders wherever possible by snarl counter attacks. In Albania the Serbians, who have been compelled to leave be- hind a quantity of war materials ap- pear incapable of organizing resist- ance. Big Battle Pending Latest dispatches state that the French are bringing heavy guns into action in the Strumnitza sector, causing the Bulgarians to retire with heavy losses. A battle of large pro- portions between the Bulgarians and France-British troops appears to be no I pending. steamer was the 'Columbia. Inquiries made later, especially through tish authorities, proved, that the ship was tliG-Communipaw. Sunk Near Tripoli London, Dec. the report of machine which, he says, will .render fruitless any military expedition Brl" I against the country that possesses it. The destructive invention will go through space with the speed of 300 miles" a second. It is a manless air- ship without a propelling engineer or v.-ings, sent by electricity to anv tte- ____ the torpedoing of the Coinmunipaw the advance to Ctesipbon near Bag- js substantiated she must have dis-'sjrcd point on the globe oil an errand dad began, are already arriving at charged her cargo of oil and have of destruction its manipulator wishes the front, J. Austin Chamberlain, been on the way to another port when t to effect. secretary of India, informed inciuir- ing members of the house of com- Announcement from Rome of the mons today. Beyond this, and the torpedoing the Coinmunipaw said statement that casualties at Ct si- she sunk near Trohuk, Tri- phon and vicinity -totalled C-13 killed, u The po3jtion of Petrolite was 3330 wounded and 59-1 not yet ac- i as otf tlie southeast coast of counted for, to which has to be add- r, isiaud of Crete ed the losses, of 300 during the. re-, directly north of treat, lie declined further information on'the'operations. Asquith Questioned About Peace Talk Tripoli, a'bout 200 miles from the African coast. Standard Oil Statement New York, Dec. dispatch came from Captain Nordstrom of the Cominunipaw, and was given out by David T. Warden, manager of foreign shipping department of Standard Oil Co., 'of .New Jersey. Savs Ship Is Safe London, Dec. telegram from .hdria, Egypt, received today by i's, says that the American iship "commnnipaw, reported secretary to the admiralty, the nav- ot[ tile coast of Tripoli by a' al contingent "will'remain in touch cussed by the allied j arrlved at London, Dec. proposals oi a serious character [or general peace are put forward by "the eneniy 'goy-1 eminent: .either directly or through neutral power they will first be dis- cussed by the allied governments..Da-! til this contingency arises I give any further pledge." The foregoing was Premier As- British Steamer Commodore Sunk London, Dec. British steam- er Commodore, which the Admiralty announced had been sunk, was owned by the Cliarcnte Steamship Company, Limited, Liverpool, .it appears-from latest aduccs There are several! steamships of 'this name, but the ownership of the vessel, which "was sunk, was not made clear before The Commodore had a gross tonnage of i.Sot. LEAGUE IS Dec. British naval force under Admiral C. F. Trou- bridge, whicli assisted in the defence of Serbia, accompanied the Serbian army in its retreat it was announced today. According to the. statement- of Thomas James .McNamara, 'i financial with Serbian forces as long quith's reply made in the house commons today to the request, Phillip Snow-deu, socialist member, for a pledge that no proposal, for ne- gotiations based on the evacuation of the conquered territory shall be, re- jected by the British without knowledge of Premier Asquith added, Monday. It is inferred that possibly j presence in Serbia pr some confusion has arisen In regard useful." as it's to he Louisville Dec. mi Him ard "fetutchbury, oi secretan of the provincial branch of) the Dominion hospitals commission, which has charge of the care of turned soldiers, is in the city today, and is interviewing niemhers.of the Khaki league relative to the work of the committee here. Mr. Stutchbury states that so far as the provincial committee is concerned, the .-Leth- bridge Khaki league is an official body directly connected n ith the provincial ien committee, and supposed to be to the Identity of the vessel torpe- doed. Confirms Safety New York, Dec. dispatch from Alexandria, Egypt, apparently con- firmatory of the report received by 'governme'nt Lloyds that the oil tanker Cornmuni- parliament I paw Is safe, was received today by soon as I the Standard Oil Co. officer here Parliament Called Calgary, special dispatc! to the Calgary Herald from its Otta- proposals for peace are put forward! This message stated that the Com correspondent todaj says that an it will th- desire of the govern-'munipaw. reached Alexandria on Sun order in council was mssed this af- ment to take parliament into. Its j day last .and would sail for New York. ternoon calling parliament for Wed- I on Tuesday. nesday, January 12. burned to death and 10 others the for the comm.ttee injured one serioui.lv here, early to- m the Lethbndge district Mr Oliver, day when lire partly destroyed Seventh Avenue Hotel. the For January 12 Edmonton Officer Received by King London, Dec. Anderson, Edmonton officer who escaped from secretarj of the league here, is tak- ing up with lit Stutchbury today details of the problem of getting .into touch with and meetiag returned sol- diers belonging to this diituct The soldiers coming from must j first pass through Calgary, where receive their discharge Ar- rangements are being made with the C P R w hereb) orders will be issued to conductors to wire ahead to des- tination, information concerning the Mr at Buckingham 1 alace today. M mgjor (or CANDIDATES MAKE FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENTS A crowded hall greeted the three] pole to planning a power house In candidates for the plihlie itihties addition to this he had Ind 30 years commissioneiship when madr experience as a business man The heart oi the public utilities of Lethbridge lay in. the power house said Mr. Freeman, ind the heart of their first pul he appei ml nomination, at Burgmann s hall in north ward last evening ML J hn son acted us chairman in a most ei ficient manner. The meeting was at- derly, hut theie was no a h of i tcrest, and many questions were ask ed. Mr. Reid, the. present, commis- sioner, and 1 candidate to ru-e i tion, Was kept on his-feet- answering criticisms ml questions uid iM'l iin ing features 01 his administration the past two years. Probably the most serious criticism made against his adinmistrat ion when the met wv? brought out tli tht steam pump when installed had it would cost little to' keep power capacity would be needed been put on an even higher level, and steam up if there was no load on the this -as responsible for the great plant. Mr. Reid Speaks Commissioner Reid said, in open- Wear and tear on the pump. Referring to the street car system Freeman's chief criticisms thi, old timers would re- the power house w room. What did fltirl ihpre1' o boiler the service, with ber, too, ,liat klnd an three or four cars trailing along be- trie light service the old company had hind each other. It seemed to him Mr Reid claimed the hollers m the power house were not deteriorating were inspected regularh the government inspector, and it was pos- sihlc to get fully as great a: pressure from them nott, as when thej were Mr. his i the provincial committee. It is now practically certainty that Lethhridge will secure the big TORONTO ALDERMAN DROPS .DEAD- Toronto, Dec. S. Mor- ley Wickett, managing director of Wickctt and Craig, Limited, leather 'manufacturers, and one of the most uromlrient .men In. the public life of Toronto, dropped dead at 1 o'clock this morning at the National clnh, from heart failure. He was a mem- lioi Of the Toronto cits council (or four years. SASKATCHEWAN LEGISLATURE SUMMONED Rcginn, Dec. Saskatchewan legislature has been called to meet for the, dispatch- of -.business on Tues- 18. power hrinir used, the rates could be reduced." ft was necessarj to keep the steam up at night anvwas, said Mr Reid, for fire emergencies, and at any rate the coal bill the smallest cost electric light power diirrag'the past yc-ar consumer, being only 2-lOlhs of a cent or 10, hut shoulB the city ever com- a Pet kw rate-n mence to go again, all 1piel (CoNMNCKD OK-PiQB'3) Story of Canadian Losses is Denied, Reid look issue with .Mr an error of covering the three years had been made readme of 1he Ti-t liy arrangement "Mr 1 recman spoke hours oJ a man's time every .day for He said the repairs to' first. He dwelt -particularly with the steam pump had cost MlflO in 1913 Ho slid the old timers He had contended and had urged be would remember him as the manager fore the council that the first pumps of the old Lethh'ridge Electric Light had been placed too high for the lev Co. He said first class el of the river, and the and had also handled experience with them m the lift occa of electrical machinery sioned had proved. his contention But iliar, the Wort from climbing Ottawa, Ont, Dec 8-Definite de- nial oi the cable story of the other da; that the first Canadian batta- lion had suffered heavy losses in a te-J, cent engagement, was given out to- dai hj Sir Sam Hughes, Minuter of Militia. T ENLISTS WITH I R Henderson, an ex-member, of the Mounted Police, hms joined 'ike Kilties He was well knows li force and veil known throughout division Mr. HMrtenoo. -wu kW ;