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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 13, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMB-.Vm. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1915 NUMBI YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GYMKHANA, DEC. 16, 17, Conscription Will Now be Avoided \)y Great Success of Campaign London, Dec. 13.-While no official computation was forthcoming last night on the recruiting accomplished under Lord Derby's scheme, outside estimates agree that the number of men volunteering in response to the call approximates 4,000,000. This, it was said by a recruiting official, must he" taken .only: as-an unofficial estimate, as actual figures are held secret until Lord Derby's report reaches Premier Asnusth's hands. The rush of recruiting during the last two weeks has been so great as far to exceed the rosiest-expectations ot Lord Derby and his aides. A considerable proportion of those ottering failed to me?.t the medical requirements. It is 'said that" Lord Derbv is immensely elatsd over the outcome of his gigantic'effort rand that-it is now likely that conscription will be 'avoided. Petty thieving 'has 'been, taking place in the stores of Leth- bridge..:. In one store alone on Saturday three .women were detected pilfering goods from the counters. The police have been notified' and) , a Close watch is to be kept upon the storeH auring. the "Christmas rush especially, and persons, found practising the. methods of kleptomania will be compelled to appear in the police court. 508 SHIPS London, Dec. 13.-German .and Aus-tro-Mungarian submarines to date have sunk 508 ships,  according td a news dispatch from Berlin. This total tonnage of vessels-sunk.is given, as 917,81!), Mohammedan Has Been Murdered �**2'.;' " - ian Rescuing Trodfis From Torpedoed Transport Southland Photo'shows the tomedoing or �u � British transport Southland on. Sept. 2nd while en route with two thousand troops tor the Dardanelles! Inset in -upper left hand corner is picture of the Southland after being struck.--Though listing, she finally ^reached Mudros. Boat loads of soldiers arc also snown making for other transports. In the distance can be seen one of the British destroyers that hurried to the scene. Lower. picture shows scene on board the rescuing ship Neutralia, a hospital ship, showing doctors and nurses in life-belts, ready to assist in the rescue work. ---0 Can Now Telephone From Berlin To Sofia  Accidental death was the verdict oi ihe jury,at-the inquest held Saturday' afternoon by Cor. Humphries, on the death of the man called Joe Barrow-dale, who was run over by a freight train in the C.P.B. yards Thursday c.cnmg:last, and was so terribly injured that he died shortly afterwards in the hospital. V Absolutely no information as to wh.cr.Cj the man came from or as to whether the. name irncn was his right name,' Was obtainable at the inquest. Pcto Tokarzuk, who was standing by the tram as it pulled out of the' yards,' heard 'the wheels of some of the cars bumping,-and looked under, 'the - train, seeing, the body of the man, He called aid from the round house, � and the ambulance with Chief Hardy was called to render first aid. Dr; Roy was "also calkd, and in his evidence � Saturday stated that the man had evidently been intoxicated, as his breath smelted strongly of liquor. No blame was attached Wany-� body by the jury, as: the man had evidently been trying to board the freight. .His. legs were cut completely off bv the cars, but he lived long enough to be' able to speak a few .^yqrds. He was very weak, however, London, Dec. 13.-The Delhi correspondent of Router's states that Aga Farukh Shah, a- cousin of "Prince Aga Kahn, spiritual head of Mohammedans in India, East Africa and Central Asia,, has been murdered by a Persian assassin at Kerman, Persia, accordimr to-a report re9eivcd in Delhi from Kerman. It is  stated that Farukh Shah was � travelling in Persia on a spiritual mission. OHMJTOPEN WITHOUT FRILLS Ottawa, Dec. 13:-^-It^was officially announced today that- the opening of, parliament on January 12th-will not be a "full dreBs" affair. It will beicjuiteidevoid: of-the usual display. .ot'Jiniforms,. gold lace and Invitations Berlin, Dec. 13.-Via Wireless to Sayville, N. Y., Dec. 13.-Direct communication by telephone between Berlin and Sofia has been opened. The first conversation by way of : Nish, Orzova and Budapest was held . by Bulgarian and German war ministers. CANADIAN LOSSES ARE SLIGHT FOR LAST 3 WEEKS Greek Army Will Oppose Any Attem| of Bulgarians to Cross the Border -Fighting is Heavy Now F; L FOR ESCAPED E 12,866 wounded; total 21,171. The principle loss during the last three weeks were:' The Royal  Field Artillery with 6 killed and 22 wround-The'ed; Canadians, 2 killed and- 21� wound-further information A Mormon and 1 customary:leveV,'"uaukll/led, by'their | ed; Laiicashires 14 killed ,atd 8 ., v �uui��i dun nnvni Til^hnpHsps in thp Rpfiatp rhnm-1 wounded; Australians, 5 killed and 16 W. McColl, locomotive foreman also Ho, al Highnes^n thejenate^cham , Yorkshire&( 1(J ^ and London, Dec. 13.-The officers.' casualty lists for three weeks ' endedj November 29th are very much'smaKer than for some weeks previous � and indicate a comparative lull in operations in the Dardanelles and on the |; western front. The losses would have been still smaller had not there'ibcen : included some casualties in operations in Persia and elsewhere. .....I. Brigadier-General Knatchbull- -Is re-! ported wounded and three lieutenant-1 colonels have been killed. - -il I During three weeks the British I army lost 183 officers killed pr." died of wounds, 307 wounded and 17 missing, a total'of 507. Deducting j2-from ,. The discouraging feature the wounded total and 36 from''the above figures is. the large per cent, missing (who have since died and of retarded students, and it will be are included in the total killed), the found th'at the largest percents are losses to.date since the beginning of among the boys. Are the fathers, by the war are 6572 killed, 1733 missing, | keeping the boys on the farm, 'Mapratliv Dee'. 13.-Figures recently compiled by the principal of the Ma-grath Public school show a total en- : rolment of 242 pupils with an additional,. 23 students on the three grades of the High school. Of the students in 'the public school 130 are boys, >> V'votes  Rome, Dec. 13.-The Italian gdverhment has received a rvotei'of confidence by a large -majority. ?  ? * ? ? >~ London, Dec. 13.-The Salonitfiicc-r-r.spondent of the Reuterls Telegrami company, in a dispatch'dated Sunday, relative to fighting in. South-eastern Serbia, says : "The evacuation ' 'of Doiran and Gievgeli was completed?! today and the Bulgarians are nport- . ed to be within five.-miles .of ^ lihe Greek frontier,  following slowly -lh'| the wake of the allies." 1 1 A Better Feeling' Paris, Dec. 13.-The agreement the ' British and French governnM to remain at Saloniki, and send i forccmcnts with the view to awlot sive when conditions become lit ahle, is generally welcomed;:^ij week-end has seen considerable* it lqration of the Balkan problemskj tlie'first place France and Erigli with the agreement of Italy ahd^Bl sia, have taken a more completeljfr ited and positive action than $rfjJB to. Secondly, the Greek governm yielded to their demands. Both^ France and England the changed be reflected m a better poli'ticaKI mg. Bulgarians Routed, fM London, Dec. 13.-So far#ap known, hard fought attacks .;6ir|^ British in Macedonia thus, far;r!'' been delivered by Bulgarians wh German assistance. A dispatch^1 Times says the Bulgarians leflg than 8,000 dead or wounded'. �..->, .10.7% morning was extremely lighti" . [Way; wheat 110% The result of the voting will,- if on- ' ~" ly the first ballot is necessary,' be known early this evening, and' will" be posted at the Herald office. Should, a; second ballot be necessary the " , suits will be somewhat later. wy"5-1,l,liHfr*�"-The successful candidate mW'l:-'* Decernbei- oats:, pecinrhber flax.-iv. 39 1811/4 WEATHER Uad been cast ^>.Wesim.#ter, school take office untU after JanuaryA|pfc Fine and cold, V "'3 15 -4 That  American farmers from the nottii-'westerh states" arc anxious to locate in large numbers in Western Canada, and will do'so as soon as thqy can get clear on their present holdings, is the statement oi J. L. Porte, formerly of Edmonton, who has within the past month l.cen appointed Canadian go\ eminent agent at Great Falls, Mont,, succLcdiug the late Mr. Davies.' Mr* Porte passed''through the city on Saturday night,'oh his way cast to . Moose, Jaw,. Regina and other places-� to secure' information regarding :the. success.'with.; which -American farmers who .have:already settled ,in the .west, have met. This information;': whichjwill;be,'in-;the form of- auiheW tic di\ta, will be, used by Mr. Porte in his -campaign';'thvbugh the states. Mr.: Porte was (for many years official representativess, for jj-Edriionton-'- city through the'* states^, chaving attended .all'the'la'rge.^fair^and expositions -in cliajrgfvKfbf i^tjjBV^pdpbntoq, exhibit, which va\ KnoAvn to'be' one of the patch is to withdraw all consideHJ bodies of her troops impartiall\ f danger of contact with, the m troops in Saloniki .and the Qtt Allies-on the northern front. Mm only small groups of soldiers forM lice' purposes. � ' Whate.er the future' lioltts^ -, Greece her effort to^ clear het tioii toward the belligerents wedlil ly disposes of any idea that )m forces on Greek territory are t�|f cuny a privileged- positidn wit thing in the nature of apenM support. The Greek armv at-iki is to be reduced immediatej| numbers to assure liberty bl$ to entente troops there.- At tm time Greek soldiers along the1 wav will be withdrawn, to, app�E plications whenever Uecmanh, * �f tnan or Bulgarians ente^Greri^. idfitory. . . ^j�?raL Allied squaiii on-, louiinue to^f arc unabated. BRYAN LIKELY TO 0�lB�' WILSON FOR PREflPl , i� Minneapolis, Hec U -t^f-l Great ington correspbnUent of thjr.'T* today saysV "Memher., �M| finest shown. He ha� liveU; for ; ^4 years in the west, and is m'a Posi-j  Won to give the  American: fatIIlerJaWv;-1l*'*^u'^u�*M*",, _ the information he wants concerning: close attentii n In the Greek, m this country. ' ."tyand restrictii lis mi' Greek iiimf Mr. Poite was very; much inter