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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, -MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1915 NUMBER 13 Wife of Prisoner Now in Lethbridge Jail Says San Francisco is Full of German Her Husband Consulted the British Consul Stoutly maintaining that her hus- band never was and never could be a German spy, tearfully claiming that ho had martyred himself and thrown her aud their adopted son on tiie mercy of J. H. Von Kool- bergen, wifo of Johannes Von Kool- bergen, aims Von Montford, the man evidence bared a liuge Gennaii Kjiy plot in San Francisco, arrived in tho city on Christmas Eve and spent Christmas Day'at tho Alexandra Hotel in the hone tliat she would be able to Yisit Her husband at tho provincial Seen by the Herald shortly after her arrival, Mrs. Von Koolbergen in broken French and English told her story in which she appeared to cor- roborate the essentials of the affi- davit of her husband which had re- sulted in indictments at San Fran- cisco against Baron George Wilhelin Von Brinlven, C. C. Crowley and other German agents charged with plots to destroy ships and factories on the Pacific which -had to to with supply- ing munitions to Britain and her allies. Mrs. You Koolbergen is a rather tall .woman uppearanne. of rattier prepossessing Born, in that part of Won't Allow Turks or Bulgars to Cross London, Dec. Conatan- tine has telegraphed to Emperor William, saying that it would be Impossible to allow Bulgarian or Turkish troops re cross the Greek frontier, says the Mall corres- pondent at Athens., who had an Interview with Greek ministers. HIS MAJKHTY WITH NEW COMMANDER FORMING 10 flfew fork, ,1TX See- Of- ficer Vincent TiVallace, pacing of-the British steamship she lay moored to pier No. 56, :at War ren Brooklyn, on Sunday after- noon, saw qLsmolce rising from .the closed hatch of.No. 3 hold. Last Friday afternoon the last of tons of sugar, part of a cargo for the Brit 3s'h government, had been stower away in this and the neighboring hold and the hatch 'battened up Wallace ran to the Captain's cabin shouting alarm that the sugar was afire. "T saw a-dozen-fires burning in dif- ferent he said. "German agents had been busy." After two hours work the fire had been quenched and the sugar had 'been destroyed also, the blaze having eaten into No. 4 hold also. Capt, Pye said the damage would toe between and Little business oE importance caihe before the commissioners this morn- ing. The question of a tax sale was 'e, :.Kotl Switzerland which is characteristical- ly French, she Breaks French fluently. In fact she lias not vet mastered the English language, ana many times during the Interview with the Herald she called on her little son JSddie to translate for the benefit of the re- porter. Mrs. Von Koolbergetfs story'is' even more sensational than that of her husband. She declares tlmt San Francisco is a hotbed of Hun spies, and German imperial consul Bopp there directs their activities. But it does not siop with Uopp and Von Brinkcn. Von Pupen, the German military attache who was lately removed from Washington at the of Presi- dent Wilson, was leader in every plot on the Pacific and everything done was with ills cognizance and consent Sirs. Von Koolbergen declares that while her bus-band was dealing with German spies there she has seen at different times from 15 to 20 men consulting with her husband hatching up plots, the details of which he al- ways told the British authorities. The talk was always in German, and although she does not speak German, Mrs. Von Koolbergen claims that she can understand the langun.ee when spoken by others almost as well as English, so that she has her evidence of plots at first hand. Indeed, she claims to have taken a hand in one plot herself. Her hus- band was commissioned to prepare a bomb in the form of a thermos bottle to be placed aboard a ship clearing from Frisco with munitions. Mrs. Von Koolbergen claims to have mixed up a fake mixture representing .ex-, plosives to be'placed in the false bot- tom of the thermos bottle bomb. The result -was-first shown to British Con- sul Hoss, and then taken to .Vein Brinken who. actually the fake bomb placed aboard a vessel. .Mrs. .'Von Koolbergen' stoutly main- tains that is a Hollander., and that his are with.the as are ifejral! She thinks that! warning in the MedUernnean ''bv a EPPaso. Texas, Dec. Brit- ish government is looking for General Francisco Villa. Consul H. C.-.Myi of El Paso, is making every endeavor :o locate him.' Extradition of Villa from the United; or Cuba, will be requested on-'the "grbunds of Killing of William S. Ben'ton, British .subject in Juarez, in the spring of 1914. General Villa is suspicious of United States protection, and has said that only on the condition that leneral Hugh L. Scott meets nt the border and guarantees him safety In his journey through United States territory will be come out of General Villa 1st preparing the way for his arrival in the Argentine Repub- lic, according to advices here. This photo taKen eniher company Sir DougUo Ilaig, Uic new head" of the; British forces, on an Inspection tour. instead rof- being. iieljHn jail he should be freed and-'pIacetT at the. disposal of the American authorities at San Francisco where he would be able to do much to the German spies who are now making so much trouble for Uncle Paris, Dec. French- steam- er Ville De La Ciotat, with passengers on' board, torpedoed without warning in the MedHerpnean "'bv a submarine on December the ministry. :of Prance announced: today.-. Most of the passengers 'and members of the crew have byen rescued. London, Dec. of the passengers and crew of the Ville Be La Ciotat lost their lives. The re- mainder of the passengers on board were saved. Washington, Dec 27 nine meeting of the city commissioners toi persons were drowned m the destruc tne >ear 1915, ?nd incidentally it was tion of-the French liner Ville'De La Cictat, thu American consul at Malta of the of Lethbridse ?h1f'shfc; he TpoT ,ws torpedoed GRE'ECE DISBANDS TROOPS i------.. Dec. cor- respondent at Athens of the Exchange, Telegraph Co., says a decree has been issued disbanding two auxiliary class- es of troops, f> Kill; That'-we do now adjourn." This--resolution submitted by Com- missioner Reid, adjourned the last the' last resolution which Mr. Reid will, write as a memuer of the city That a training school for-officers ind non-commissioned officers of the ,13th Kilties will" bo -ThoW.--in- -Leth- iridge this winter ;commencing some ime In January- was ;the annpunce- :ent made this mornidg by Lieut.- Jol. Pryce-Joncs, officer comniantling. All officers and non-coms, who are ap- ointed provisionally will attend this chool, and their-, permanent apppint- leut will depend" on their success at he examinations at" the close "of the oursc. The Kilties are desirous of-forming regimental band and this morning letter from the officer commanding r -s meense ._. Co 01 asking that tlle city band h il I recent- instmments loaned, to the battalion Commissioner Grace 1; iiotes for-the city of Calgary on the security of unpaid taxes, was written some--time1 ago. to learn whether they would .consider handling a similar is- asking for of the city's financial standing, on receipt of which they will give the city a definite an- swer. Notice -waSr given that C. B, Bow- man Johnstonc, K.C., of the hospital board .are the .retiring members: for this. year. The vacancies will be filled, at the, statutory meet- ing of the torn miss toners for 1916 on Monday next. was asked to submit a report on the request. Captain Hardisty has arrived from Edmonton to take. his duties adjutant of the 118th. Dr. G. W. Leach of Taber, the new medical officer of the Kilties, has arrived hi the city to take up his duties Most of the Kilties are. .wearing their new uniforms today without warning at 10 lj o clock on December 24th and sunk fifteen minutes. Dec. 4500 ton Bri- tish steamer Yeddow from Calcutta Nov. 24tH for Boston and New York has ;been sunk. Her crew were saved London, Dec. British Indian army corps' has left France for another field of operations in the west, it was officially announc- ed tonight. REV. C, W. VOLLICK DIES London, Ont.t Dec., C. Vollick, aged W, a superannuated Hardie anil Gract, made some complimentary remarks about thfe relations which have existed .between themselves and Commission- er. Reid .'during the past two years, wishing '.him success in future ven- tures. The statutory council meeting for 1916 .will place .on Monda morning next at 10 o'clock, and Com- missioner-elect Freeman wil'i then oc- Ihe chair occupied for two yeais by Mr. Reid; ,Washington, D. American Consul Bristol at Port Said cabled that no warning was Japanese steamer kaka Maru, before she was to; pedped.and sunk. In the Meriltpp ranean last .Tuesday by a sub- marine of nation- ality. The he added, made no attempt escape. Perfect System on Vessel Tbk'io, Doc. Detailed advices received here, today frpni Port Said, concerning the sinking of the Yasaka Maru, corroborate 'the previous state- men ts that the steamer was oedi.without warning. It is said she was- attacked at- .-2.35 a.m. by 'a' sub Fear They Might Get Caught Between Two Firks--" Teutons, Nevertheless, Preparing for Aggress-; ive Situation Very Quiet London, Dec. ting re- polls continue to reach London from tht? scene oi the near eastern cam- .paign, Statements from some sources make il appear that the 'Teutonic: aU I is undertaken iho Athens government will devote its elToris toward obtain- ing guarantees of evacuation of Greek immediately' following the completion uf military operations. Altmg western front Paris lies arc preparing steadily for an of- 'ports- successful artillery actions by fcnsive movement in conjunction with tlic French in iho Champagne sector, the Bulgarians and Turks. Other ad- Woovrc and Vosgcs.'.-Herlm says oper- vices, however, are that Uit-Hulgar- ations are restricted- liy. incessant ians fear to attack lest tii'jy be_ rain. caught between two fires. in .the strip The British 'public are looking for- 01 territory from Salomki-Dorian to ward 'v.-iih keen inter jst to today Js Saloniki-Gievgeli railroads. i cabinet It is expected- tho The central powers are si.ilj- negoti-' robtriet will consider the report 'of the ating with C recce. An Interview with ui Dcrnv 'in'ruKiril U his enihi- Premicr Skoulduii-ts forecasts failure men I .srbeme" with special reference to of the effort- to prevent an' invasion the eiTi-ct, of this .report on the ques- of Grcdan-Mamlpnian; -ttiun whether 'military ice -shall be It is estimated lliat if any invasion '_.'' New Premier is Friend of Allies London, Dec. Persian cabinet has fallen, accordino to a despatch received from Teheran by Reuter's Telegram Co. Prince Ferman Firma, nominated, as pre- mier by Shah, is regarded as a great diplomatic victory for the entente allies. London, PEC. 26, Appealing M .the trade's :uiiionists at Cylasgow- yester- day to suspend their rules, so as. 'to ha ten the oi nianuiacturmg Lloyd George, said Time- is- lie declared, 'Time is uctor} and time is life Tl "re hate betti 530000 casualties, including since the ayrepmeat between the trade unions and thegoV mmient in' Marcfi.' ..Further further lcfj-.es and I apfftal to wortimen to help thoroughly and quickjly, -ftitl. will .strengthen 'ciaiiii at' 'th'e' end 'of the war, "Joh rinttsh people redress- oi IS REAL SICK London, Dec. rim ira.'.prdhasbly of an exaggerated HP are being circulated in Switzer- land concerning Emperor "William's i thr or the minor of this meeting I feel thatil can thank the majority for an stated tlmt thi finances of the DO-IUIP oarracns win rememoer a ac seoined to ua degrading PVOH to nrlle miiilott at the end of lhe calendai 'count of the lence of the menu it, but the lime for siurco if be in good dhape and that' provided the roghnentrtl COOL now over. AP those belicvo Js purjioaes Turke> tit cbtef attrnction on compulsion now to sUml and domestic cxpen lituics fur SOIPO Iho bill of faie and tiie dining hall by their belief There is a point at, raontliB to como iNot imtll next which -.procrastination amounts be- spring, It.Is a iurthepiloaii in Canada be necessary, was profusely deciprated for raston The Ki'tfes, not being in bai lacks, floic not so Fortunate of the 113th. December whe'at May wheat December oats December flax The PIpors were much shelter is m quarantine at present but desnlte this fact the little tola there..had the :tlme of-their lives Kind friends in the citv heaped preg ents and good :thlhgs .on them: They MARKETS 41% WEATHER ,.J" .....v.... ,'i' Fair and .moderately celd. JuJ abroad and at close amination. U tjarlmment is determined and rntllVn will co'npol th? government to count nniy men fit tc serve in the field We hare passed the stage where we can allow our selves to be kept silent uv i (sonant platitudes advocating secreo THi' rldim has been the mainstav of fall ure, ann We-want ot it. The correspondent that the Allies counting only men at the fiont have about G 000 000 to the enemies B 000 000 but that thjfi superiority has been reduced aimos to equality by the stlategy of the the rbiAs European Inc U i one of 'those Stismic .disturbances ;i in which1 "nations leap forward or backw ard in a single bounti All this chattering about re- laxing rule and susp ndmg custom is out oi place cannot haggle nith an earthquake, and I bu., skilled men oC this in whose keep- ing are the doctrines oi labor to up the'r eves o Itjr uith other Atlantic ports, no tUe wheat traffic is Halifax will no laager be ned by an'adverse ._ Tho National Transcontlnendlt K expected, will handle grain a da; is onated aiioie? .to greln a da; fund tho f.ondofi tomes is taisihj The-ute OB the other the British liod'CfoSs joXjeto, 1: cnts. ;