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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGR, ALBERTA; MONDAY, MAY 29, 1910 NUMBER i'12 J. J. HILL DEAD-BULGARIANS CROSS INTO GREECE-SOLDIERS LEAVE CITY Sixty Now Here-Over a Hundred More Coming to Start on Wednesday From today until "Wednesday, June 7th, L'ethbHdge will be the mecca of Alberta Methodists, for during this period, the 13th. session of the Alberta annual-conference will be in progress in the "Wesley church with 250 or more ministers and laymen present. This ia the first time the Alberta con- ference has ever met in Lethbridge and special efforts are being put for- ward by local citizens to make the delegates feel at home here. Rev. W. J. Connolly of Sturgeon is president of the conference and ar- rived in the' city on Saturday. This afternoon as chairman oC the station- ing committee he met the other 41 members of the committee in the First Baptist church to prepare their report which will be presented to con- ference on morning. This committee "will also hold three ses- feions tomorrow. The statistical secretaries also ar- 'frived-in-the city this met in. Wesley hall this afternoon; Tomorrow the ministers begin to 'arrive and all be here Cor the opening" meeting" the conference proper in Wesley church (lay morning. .On Wednesday the lay- will.arrive.; is presi- dent of the -Laymen's, g.iid J. E. Bull of Calgary is vice-president. Their first session will'be" held at "two p.m. Wednesday-. On Saturday next the Board Trade entertainment committee Is ar- ranging an auto, trip for to Henderson Park, the Experimental Farm, the mines and other points of Interest in the vicinity." Visiting, pas- tors will occupy the city Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches next Sunday. Rev. Connolly occupied -the pulpit of "Wesley church at both the morn- Ing and evening services yesterday. 1 Paris, May attacks were made by German troops advancing from' Corbeaux Wood on the Verdun front' "The French war office report says these assaults fail- ed. ______ PAY RESPECT TO TEODY ROOSEVELT. Oyster Bay, N. Y., May dreds of persons canne here today in three special trains from New York and marched from the railroad sta- tion to Sagamore Hill in columns four abreast to pay their respects to Col- onel Theodore Roosevelt and assure him ot their support in the event of his nomination for.the presidency. The marchers, headed 'by the Seventh regi- ment band, sang "The Army Forever" and other popular airs. Will Release Internes For Work in the Mines Here Ottawa, May to the requirements of coal mining and pulp companies in Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia, it has been decided to release ap- proximately 1000 Interned aliens. These arc men who were interned at the opening of the war here, more on account of their inability to make a living than because of any hostile intentions on their part. Instead of continuing to b'e an expense to the community they will contribute henceforth to its industrial welfare. m Will Help Lethbridge. This order, it is expected, will considerably benefit Lethbridge, since many of the internes here are miners and could very well be utilized now in the mines, since miners are very scarce" and a busy season is opening up. In fact, this recent decision resulted from action taken some time ago by the board of trade here In sending a memorial to the govern- ment, relative to lack of mine la- bor, owing to heavy and indiscri- minate recruiting. A P-KN01 OLD IB 10 LEAVE IHEiY E. N. Higinbotham, for Years a Prominent Citizen Takes Post at E. N. HIGINBOTHAM Former postmaster and for many years a .prominent citizen, who is to Lethbrldge for Edmonton. I jeth bridge is-a.bo.ut'to lose one of its pioneer citizens, a worthy man in every respect, public spirited and pro- gressive, in the person of B.'N.'Hig- pibotham, l'of the men. Though three batteries have been raised here the .personnel of each succeeding battery seems to. be just as high as those previously rp- crulted, and Lethbridge was proud of the fact. The mayor told the boya that, they were going to fight the bat- tles of.liberty which life would be unbearable. They were go- trig to fight for those who had to re- main behind, "but I _ he aaid. 'from the look on your faces that ybu will acquit yourselves like men, Whatever niay be your fortune on the battlefield May God protect you in the "fight for the right." the pipers and brass bands the 113th High lander 3 and the of tLc Salvation.Army leading, the'order to march., was :then given andL the troops moved'-. off in fours to the station, where four cars were set ,off for them, to be-a-tlached to the. enstbound train.-There the last goodbyes were said, and jfriendB and relatives of the men loaded them down with good things to eat. The MARKETS May wheat Jiiiy .wheat July oats July flax 112% 112 WKATHER High Generally fair, of the I.O.D.E. saw to it that every man had a pair of socks and a handkerchief. Recruiting' for the 61st Battery started 'here on April 1. By May 3 ;the Hats .'were closed and the boys moved shortly after to barracks at Henderson Park; Recruiting organiza- tion was in charge of Lieut. W. J. Nelson and1 his success in gathering together a splendid lot of men in the time haa been very favorably com- mented on by, military authorities. In fact, it is hinted that he will be plac- ed in charge of .the recruiting organ- (tzation of another, battery which may j start enlisting' in sbuut six weeks' time. Commanding Capt. C. H.'Collinson, officer com- manding the .61st, is a Macleod janch- er and a former Mounted Policeman. He has just finished his artillery course at Kingston, arriving here, on- ly a few days ago. He is a strapping fellow who, engenders the right kind' of courage in'tiisjiien. Associated- with him are Lieutcn ants ;.Aj- G. Virtue, A. G. Oliver and Geqrre former .and latter P Occupy Fort and Other Defences-Trouble is on at are at Saloniki London. May dispatch to the. Renter's :Telegram company from Saloniki says: "Strong forces of Buk garians, estimated to number crossed the Greek frontier at Rupel- pass, and occupied the Greek fort and earthworks at the entrance to the Struma Demir Hissar. The Greek garrison retired without offer- ing any resistance. "The Bulgarian advance guard thpri pushed forward and occupied tion and bridge at Demir Hissar. 'Ac- tivity at other points indicates an im- portant movement upon Greek Mace- donia." Trouble Follows Paris, May news dispatch from Athens" says that grave tvpuble has broken out there following news of the invasion of Macedonia by the Bulgarians. Serbs at Saloniki Paris, 'May crossing the AQge.aiv.Sea without Serbian strepgtb has now1 -been landed ,at. Saloniki, according to; ad- vices received here today by -wireless telegraph.-- NOW TOTALS 3.33 Rain has fallen In Southern every day for the past eight Bringing the precipitation for the month up to 3.33 inches as against 3.03 inches for May 1915. Yesterday's rainfall amounted to .47 at the 'Ex- perimental .farm. Bast of the city along a strip a couple of miles wide running north and south a severe hailstorm was experienced dur- ing the afternoon Some damage was done to blooms and harden truck, butr the damage to the gram fields did not' amount to anything. The Chinese gardens: 'east of the city suffered rather, heavily, one Celestial losing 1000 caooage plants which. lift-had-juat_ set out. Over-night War Summary London, May artillery, bombardments have progress on the French front around Verdun. No infantry attacks have been made. Around Le Mort Homme, northwest of Verdun and in the section -west of the Thiamont 'farm, northeast of- the the bombardment has been violent, v'ln Argonne the Providence Street, JVIass., and they have been :hotifieU. Funeral have yet boen arrangements made. _ with the police on numerous qcca- French have captured craters caused sions. His farm had recently been i by explosion of German mines, and sold but he -was stiil residing at I m Alasare have put down an attempt His mother and sister reside at Hon. A. B. general, that the petition pray ing that ball be" granted to Thomas Kelly, contractor, had- been refused. JOHN B. WILLIAMS DEAD Toronto, May Bickerton Williams, official cataloguer of the bi- ological department of the University of Toronto, died today at the. age of. 68 He had lived in Toronto for 30- years, and had a distinguished career, being a fellow or the Royal Oeogn- phlcal society of London ITALY ADOPTS DAYLIGHT SAVING Rome, May 28 daylight ing scheme has been in An official decree published lut utKbt directs that the clock be advanced hour beginning At midnight, JBM ;