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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII LETHBRWGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1915 10 ATTACK Fl; Britain, However, is Tak- ing No Chances And is Preparing LET THE NURSING MISSION KNOW London, Dec. Britishers gener- ally regard 'Germany's widely adver- tised Egyptian campaign as doomed to Failure. Amsterdam" dispatches re- porting Unit Field Marshal Von Der Goite lias arrived in Syria to lead the Turco-German invasion, were, how- ever, read with interest. Ullicials interviewed said they he: lieved a more Formidable army would he required for tile successful inva- sion via the Suez Canal than Gcr- 'inany and Turkey can possihly mus- ter and equip, in view of conditions on other fronts. If such an expedition is attempted, Germany will find it necessary to re- tain huge forces in the BalKans to prevent Anglo-French troops, co-op- erating with Russia and possibly Ru- mania, from' cutting her lines of com- munication. Nevertheless, Great Britain is tak- ing no" chances. The Press is not per- mitted to specify extraordinary de- fences erected in the Suez Canal zone since. the abortive attempts of Turks against Kgypt early in tlic iviir, but the military experts .agree, that these defences now are practically impregnable. "It would require at least two months for the Germans and 1 urks to assemble menacing forces on the Egyptian one said- "In the meantime Britain would have ample opportunity to reinforce her Egyptian tioops 'lUjlicieitlv to meet an) at- at invasion tempt The Nursing Mission on'ic- ials would be grateful tor 111- formation of any family In need of assistance In the city, In order that Christmas aid may be extended them. The Jlis- sion will also lie in need of the assistance of owners of automobiles for the distrilm- Christinas relief. Those willing to donate their services are asked to get into touch with the Mission. Battery May Go to Front Soon The 20th of Lethbridge, which is attached to the 5th artillery brigade in England, has been trans- ferred from Otterpool to Shorncliffe, [according to information received .in [the city in letters from some of the [boys. The battery exnect to leave shortly for Wales, gun jiractice, after which it la will be ordered to1 the front, whether in France other theatres of war is '-not certain. It is likely the whole Brigade, which includes Uio 17th, 16th, 18th and 20th batteries, will go io the front. Col. Stewart's artillery 'brigade, which is known as the 7th, is at Westou-Hanger in cump. HON. W. J. BOWSER British Columbia's new Premier. Papers Praise the Retreat From' Gallipoli as a Masterly Act London, Dec. to Kieuwe Kotterdair.sci-.f. Cournnt, the Prussian lists of losses, Nos. 390 to :i9fi. contain names, mahin'g the tola! Prussian losses says the Amsterdam correspondent of -the Heater's Telegraph. Company. He con- tinues: "There are besides 234 Sax- bnian, :Ui) WurtGrnburglan and 240 Bavarian lists, 50j from the navy and some lists of German officers and non- commissioned' officers in the Turkish The paper adds that the lists are published in the foim of a small newspaper" and comprise small printed oases. -Printed aa a hook, they would form, pages or 100 volumes of 450 pages each. BIG YIELDS Magrath, Dee. Whitt, one of MagrathV premier farmers, has just finished threshing operations with the splendH total of> ahout thrce-litlhs of this is oats, still thr average o! the entire field of oats and wheat approxi- mates 89 buuiels per acre Some of the wheat went slightly hotter than bushels per acie, while one plot of oats made the almost record breaking average of 120 bushels. When asked about his expenses in producing this splendid crop Mr Whitt. stated, that, his two boys did all the seeding, and that his expenses for harvesting and threshing would amount to onlj tlMO Docs fanning pai Ask "Mi Whitt j DEFEATED; BY HIS WIFE Tuianu, Cute, city clerk-.candidate for re-election, today wai, defeated by his Vvife, who ran as a nonpartisan Cafe at home do Ing the housework todaj CHARLIE. CHRISTIE DEAD New York, Dec. Christie, who wns famous as a f- .Joan and pantominist half a century ago, died here early today, having--been taken'ill while walking Jn the street. He was 71 years'old and was born in Birmingham, Bng. Kor the third time since troops have bean quartereil lin .this city, witnessed a military fun- eral yesterday When the remains of Private John. Vincent 'James-Dav les of the 39th Battirs, C B F were laid away, with all-the .honors due a voimg nian whose Hie was cut short while in the service of "His Majesty's army. The funeral was con- ducted by Kev. Oanon J. E. Murrcl- Wright of St. Augustin's, tee pro- cession going from the church to the Anglican cemetry. The officers pres-. ent included Major Stafford; Capt. McKcnzie, Lieut. Able, A.S.C., Lieut. Filmer, and Lieut. Thompson. There was a firing party of. 14, anil the pall bearers, all .of whom were form- er schoolmates of the deceased, .Pri- vates Clarence Sherlock. Harold Hamilton, Davies, Webb, Whitman and Oerbrach At the graveside, al- ter the officiating minister had 'Con- cluded his remarks in which he laud- ed the deceased, the firing squad fired the parting salute to the dead, and Post" was sounded., Many friends of the young man were present: from .Grassy Lake, his former home, while. the church w as t! ronpert v ith former school mates. The gun carriage which .car- ried the remains, was beautifully with floral tributes, includ- ing d Ajar' irom the mem- bers of the Battery i beautnul wreath was.also sent-hy the members of the Kilties London, Dec. in the house oi commons today a new vote tor an additional men, Pre- mier Asquith made a general survey of the ever-widening theatre of war, and increasing responsibility on this country for providing men and muni- tions. Great Hritain, he said, already has a fighting force on the various the- atres of men and as the wastage is enormous the country must aim at getting every man of military age who is physically quali- I fied. A large proportion of >vbundcd, the Premier said, was able re- turn to duty, but in addition to keeping up the present armies to their normal strength men were wanted for new formations ami to increase the aggregate oi Great Bri- tain's fighting foicei, Everj available man should be out in the field, so1 far as. was consistent with the precision for national ne- cessities munitions and vast field upon the conti- nent, the working of which national life' depended. t Turning to -the Dardanelles cam- paign, Mr. Asquith said': "It was with deep regret that we sanctioned Itlic withdrawal, especially fromi...An-, where our Australian ami New Zealand kinsmen won undying fame. This withdrawl did not involve the withdrawal from Helies (at .the. tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula) where our combined naval and artillery forces communed the entrance to. the straits. Everything was brought oft except some stores and six 'guns, v-ltieh were destroyed." The premier said the men withdrawn, aiier much- needed rest, would proceed new theatre of oncrations. He paid .a warm tribute to Generals Monro and Birdwood. Referring to operations on the France-Belgian front the premier complimented Field Marshal French; and his successor in command, Sir> (CONTINUED ox PAGE 5) London, Dec. 21. Intense relief with the unexpectedly successful re- treat of the British from Sulva Bay and Anzac regions of (Jalupuli Pen-i insula, the highest praise for the general who .carried out the retreat with such secrecy, nml renewal of the criticism oi the inception of the Dar- dandles expedition are the keynotes of editorials in the morning news-1 papers upon what is generally con- sidered the most unfortunate chap- ter'of Great Britain's share in the war. "Prcdiclionsi.of disaster have been, happily, says the Times. "The withdrawal was a wonderful! feat oi organization and when the full story comes to be told it will be found to he-as extraordinary as the heroic episodes of the landing." The Daily Mail in an editidal says, j "The withdrawal may bo taken as a sign that the government nt last has realized the. stupendous blunder com- initkd in venturing on the expedi- tion." Borne curiosity, is expressed and possibility canvassed of the govern- ment making the statement, whether it is iiituuue.'.-1 still to lioiii the Kri- thia 'section ai ith'e Peninsula. The Daih Telegraph says in this connec-; lion' that public opinion would rath-' er see the whole -expedition abandon- ed at one it there is to he abandonment at all. "It can .face fail- ure unmoved'V the paper adds, n we_nere led to believe that'-, -'the; Bntsh "Were1 .Ac'lil Baba. simply for the 'sake 'of there he bitter universal indigna- tion. The Casualties London. Dee. the Bri- tish force's withdrawal from positions at Suila Bas and Anzac on the west- ern shore of Gallipoli Peninsula their total casualties were tliree men according to official an- nouncement made this afternoon. Six guns', which were destroyed, were left when the British withdrew from the Suvla position, it as added. JOHN McLEAN New Senator of Canada who ivas until recently a, member of the Prince Edward Island cabinet. Pittsburs, Bee. plot to up the big power house on the Can- adian and the United States sides of Niagara Falls and to destroy the big Michigan Central and Grand Trunk International railway bridges was frustrated last week at Erie, Pa., when the conspirators, alarmed at the closeness of the government's secret service agents, dumped their supply of high explosives into the waters of Lake Brie, off Waldemar Park. After disposing of the explosives one ot the suspects returned to the city, re- maining two hours, and then went to Philadelphia. A few days later he went .to New York city, where he is now imder surveillance. OEIlIllED fAS. SPEAKMAN, PRES. OF U.F.A., DIES SUDDENLY Calgary, Dec. Speak- man, president of the United, Farmers of Alberta, died sudden- ly at his home here this morning. Death was due to heart failure, brought on by an attack of pneu- monia from which he had been suffering for some time. Mr. Speakman was elected to the pre- sidency of the U. F. A. early this year, following the death of W. J. TreglUus. He was formerly a prominent farmer of the Penholci district and was nearly seventy years of aqe. Decks Being Cleared For Big Struggle in Vicin- ity of Saloniki Join the Goodfellows Previously acknowledged. Donald Buchanan 2.00 A Children's Friend 1-00 A. Higinbotham A Friend 2.00 Jean MacBeth 1.00 Hirschel Johnstone Stoner 1.00 B. 1.00 A Friend................. 1.00 I A Christmas in every home in Leth- I bridge. A full stocking for every I child. That is the object oE the Good- bellows' Club through the medium ot the Hera'id's Christmas Fund, difatri- ibuted by the Nursing Mission. Every j child in the city, no matter what the circumstances, should; experience at least some of the joy that is the children's heritage at .Christmas time it. is the day of all days for the kid- dies. Join the Goodfellows' ClmVhy. bringing doliar into the Repaid and providing the means at Cor one liltle lad or lassie. The Nurs- ing .officials Jvjibwwhere, the can be 'distributed to do ihts greatest" good. Help them. itrej three more days only leff. REICHSTAG-VOTES CREDIT London, Dec. The Reich- stag today adopted a credit of 1 (JO.OOO marks? asked by the government, 'the Socialist minoritj of 1906 passing the vote, according to a Berlin dis- patch forwarded by Reuter'3 correspondent at Amsterdam. London, Dec. Christian DeWet, one of the, leaders of the South African rebellion against the British government in 191-1, and who was convicted of. treason at Bloom- fontein; JJnion of South Africa, last June, lias" been "released from prison, as have many other high treaaon pris- oners, according to a dispatch from Renter's 'Telegraph company from Johannesburg. The prisoners were al- lowed to'go tiii payment of their fines and on condition" that they .abstain from participation iii'. politics, thr.t they. neither: attend rior take part in public elections, and that they do not leave the district'without permission. SENSATIONAL EVIDENCE TAKEN IN THE HART TRIAL AT MACLEOD KILLS SELF Toronto, Dec fourteen -vea old girl, Grace Martin, living In Birch J Avenue, committed suicide in a sen- sational manner last, evening at the {corner of Qunen anil Jarvis streets She drank an" ounce of carbolic aud, and diod shortly Mierward in Stra cheal's hospital H pressure of at .tier, home regarding I hei relations wijh a soldier friend led to her taking hor life GRANTED INJUNCTION 'London, Deo. Her- bert 11. Asijuith, wife -of the premier,, was granted an injunction to restrain from plihlishirig.articles she nileged aro .libellous. Q Maclcod, Deo The trial of Ph'hp Hart the well known Burmii, rancher, who is charged with .the murder of his wife on October 12, opened before Mr. Justice" Sijtimon? at a special sittings of the Supreme" Court this morning During the course ot the dai, cudcnce was giv- en that the accused anil his deceased wile-have been living a most unhappy life for some time, there haying, ac- cording to the evidence so far .given, he n jcalois} on both sides The "climax was reached on October 12tlv la t, when the dcccabirt let- ter in the accused's trunk which lie wanted, but slis refused to give up. V rrost descnptue account oE the shooting was gn'n In Mrs Minnie Saigeant, the stai witness for the crown, hut she has >et to undergo the ordeal of cross-examination, and there is no doubt this will be. most sex el e liie witness called was Martin Sheehan, a joung clerk m the Lmoii Bank at B'llevuc, the following evidence Tells of Quarrel "I have known accuscil for the .past five months and also knew the de- ceased llrs Hart On October last I went to the ranch to spend-'thc week end and Thanksgiving Dav Vt the time I arrived Mr and Mrs Hart seemed on good terms and Ap- parently continued so until the even- ing of Thanksgiving Day when .we weie sitting down to supjer The su riv consisted of Mr, "and Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Sargcanl, Mr. .Har- rington, .the hired .man, and myself During supper time Mrs. Hatt made the remark that she wondered why all married couples could not be on Thanksgiving Dayi fAccused passed some remark which WTJ to the effect that she would not leave him alone and he immediately got up and left Mi" room. He appears! to be in a bad temper after the remark was'made. Tic.came back in half an hour and- played cards for two or three hoursA Mrs. Hart was playing at the time and they appeared then to be on fnendh terms I "ic night at the house aud about mid- i night t was awakened by some: loud quarrelling. "I did not take any no- tice at I was used to hearing qnarielling at the ranch hut Airs Hart came to the door and called and 11 got up. I went out and saw Mrs. Hart. She seemed to he scared and in a sterical condition. When I went -out Hart was not there, but he came in later and sat down and later went hack 'to bed. He app.ared to ho in a despondent condition and Mrs. Hart appeared to be afraid >to go to bid I am a frequent visitor at' the ranch and have often heard quarrel- ling between Mr. mid Mrs. Hart, but had 'never been called up in the night before. Affairs had never reached th. the; did tint nifht I left iii the morning just -Ite'ore 8 o'clock on the day of the fatality, and came back at night and saw the boil) of Mrs Hirt svnm 113 f patch near the house. When I left in i MARKETS! December wheat............ May, wheat 119% Decernber oats 40% 183 WEATHER Hfgh Lo'w Forecast: Fair and mild. the morning: Mrs. Hart had seemed in her .usual The ;witne.W. was then subjected io a most searching cros -examination bj Mr Mackaj during the course ot which great stress was laid on the point as to whether or not he hid heard the accused, say to his wife he objected to .her beiug such close friends with Mrs. Sargeant.. Witness denied -that he- liad- heard accused make this .complaint-) to his wife, but admitted to him on UIL pomt The wi'nesfi also deiiinl tint he h irl I accused sa> to hic wife that Sarttear.t was not a and proper.: person-' to be in com- panA with "Mrs Hart He also idmit t-eci that he understood that Mrs. who .has been stiying with Mrs. Hart for se.'eral months, was a married woman who has not. lived with-her husband for the past five .Mrs. Hart had the 'whole of the in; her-name, and accus- ed had told him he Vishtd Mrs. Sar- yeant was out of-the house. Accused -Affected During the course of the evidence this .witness the accused deeply touched on various oc- casions, and several times tears came to-Irs' CVPS when reference was made to his! wife. The next witness called was Joseph Harrinwto" tv" ftccomitant at the Union Bank, at BeUevue, and his evidence was to the effect that he had known Mr. .and Mrs. Hart since 1010. and on several occasions had visited-them at their ranch, but they appealed to him to be on frieniitj te m untjl Thanksgiving Daj Ihtt day he spend ing it tho Hirt ranch and the cvi dence he yne, although in contro- Southern Alberta coal is rapidl> be coming more populai than American coal for use m the public buildings in the westem states This fact, lias become known through evidence by Assistant Postmaster Claude Sto well, of Spokane, in the of charges by Wyonling eoiisressmen that American coal' VMIS being dis criminated against in ernment buildings. The official stated that ah tenders were submitted direct to Washington, and the contracts let from there. He stated that a great deal of Southeri Alberta coal Was being used. As a matter of fact, Southern AI- b'erta chiefly coal from Leth and district, has found, an mcieasing market in the western slates, particularly in the state of Washington, and the city of This winter a great deal -of coal is being shipned across the line. London, Dec. from Saloniki, the Daily Alail correspond- ent says: "Everything points to the belief that, despite Greece's protests, Aus- tro-Germans, Turks and Bulgarians will cross the Greek frontier directly they are ready. It is reliably report- ed that-the Turks have concentrated two divisions with cavalry and ar- tillery close to the Greek frontier at Nevrokoj) and, Kustendit." Russian Expedition London, Dec. arrival of a Russian- expedition off the Bulgarian coast is reported by the Athens cor- respondent of the Exchange Telegraph company. He says: "A Russian crufster and two destroyers which are convoying 16 transports filled with troops, have arrived oft the Bulgarian coast and are bombarding Varna vig- orously." Face Bulgarians London, Dec. dispatch to the Daily Mail from Athens, coming via Messina, reports that Greek troops have occupied Doiran station and town, thus interposing themselves he-' tween the entente allies tine and the Bulgarians. To Attack Albania London, Dec. 2L. The 'Albanian port of Durazzo is said to be the lat- est objective of the Teutonic-Bulgar- ian campaign in the Balkans. Strong forces are believed to be mirchJng across Albania in an effort to fdre- 1 stall the Italian occupation of the coast. In the meantime there is no indication of development .by the central poueifa 01 an offensive against m Macedonia On the con tran it is 'eported 'the Bulgarians aie entrenching themselves along th( SerbiarGreek howler. Greeks Fignc Bui gars Thc-first concrete evidence pt tion between Greeks and Bulgarjant> Epirus, where Bulgarian hands and Greek forces, according press dispatches, have come in .Con- flict. Greece Won't Interfere If 'an offensive movement 'toward Salomki is undertaken it ib hardly likelv Greece will interfere as.: she must grant the same facilities to the cential poueis as she accorded the entente allies, if the present policj of neutrality prevails. British Re-inforcernents While Germans, -Austrians, Bulgar- ians and Turks are concentrating troops along the front of Greece's. Macedonian border, the entente allies are ceaselessly debarking men and monitions at Saloniki Several will be necessary, before the} can hope to undertake an. offensive movement on a icale .which, coujit pobsibh succeed (EAR VHEAT I Dollar ;'dream-of Southern Alberta. reality, (t arrived todav as a Christmas gift to the farmers j Wheat oaened thu morning at 114 haying nained nearly'three cents yesterday. The market was bull- ish from the first and by nine o'clock the "1.16 niark had been I reached for Dectrhbcr delivery. As the f reightifrem the Lethbrldge dlstrl t to the head of the lakes witji the commission 6f cent for handling makes I5c off tnc Part William price, Leth bridge entered the dollar wheat zone eaily m the" morning. How- ever, the market did not stop at that The bulls were in evidence, and. before Me the high price for the nralh season was fof- spot wheat or 0114 on track hers. So the farmer with 50" bushels to the acre who held hh gram can fljura out Hew much extra1 he cm spend for Christmas. V The possibilitj ot a continuance ot the wonderful acttvitv of mines of the Lethbridge district ex- tending turuugnout the coming- SIMS- mer is indicated by news whlcn comes from the Pennsylvania coal fields, that the mints there may be i tied up this snring in one of the big- gest coal strikes ever planned It stated that the agreements with inost of the mines through the eastern states about the same time In the snnng, and it Is said ibst it the intention of the union men 16 make i concerted move to obtain hettei agreement, and re- sult in a general strike It this occurs the Alberta mines wlH be drawn upon lor the supply which oMi- narib the Pennsylvania mines fill. The mines of the Lethbrldge Taber district have been orders this winter, and It most impossible to keep up with the demand The <-itj of using ranch more Alberta I heretofore, and the trade has greatly increased. The amarmg increase m coal..ship- ments to Winnipeg and the Manitoba market are Vie features or the coal trade this wmttr, according k) B. K Bullock, the Taker mine BfWlt'lfctf, was in the city vesterday.i f Jm' "Vie cannot undetstand-the- business we are doing said Mr Bullock. 'TO that market unsuccessfully It and it's like o good dream The mines at Taber ice ears A day.1' ;