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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1915 NUMBER 274 IN 311ES; HEM W Prohibition Wins in to Own Street Railway Defeats Municipal Ownership New York, Nov. in ten states Tuesday emphatically de- feated woman siifinTge ainemln e .ts in New Massachusetts, and Penn- sylvania and gave. Republicans an ad- ditional -representative and a new governor in Massachusetts. Suffrage was beaten by majorities running in- to hundreds of thousands. Democrats apparently elected a governor .in Maryland an an entire state ticket, besides1, a majority in state legislature. In Kentucky both parties claim a victory in the contest, but incomplete returns from 111 of the 120 counties gave former Congressman Augustus 0. Stanley, Democrat, a iead of 9.020 over' Kdwin Morrow, his Repub- lican opponent. Mississippi, the only other state to elect as usual Democrat. The only opposi-1 tion to "the Democrat ticket headed! b> Theodore G. Hilbo, was made b) Hociaiist candidates nominated by pe- tition. In Mew York, former Congressman S. Bennett was elected in the 23rd district to succeed thc late Democratic Jacob Goul- deii. Bennett is a Republican. Re- publicans will succeed representatives in the 31st and 36th congressional districts of New York and thc 24th district of Pennsylvania. In New York thc Republicans retained their control of the lower house of the leg- islature, although they. as- semblyman. They also'elected a ma- jority of thc .mayor chosen in cities ot the state. The city of Toledo, 0., voted against a 2ii-vear street car franchise and will take over all lines mtrolled by the Toledo Railway jfillt Co. A proposal that the city purchase the local stroef railways was reject- ed in Detroit after a bitter fight. For Prohibition The election of members of the Virginia general assembly will send a major it) to the senate and house' pledged to the' enactment- of prohibition legislation hen the State goes tli) h> constitutional amendment Nov. 1st, 1916. Huns Attempt Diversion Because Offensive Broken Paris, Nov. with' the new situation in the Balkans Prem- ier Briand said "The present enterprise of Germany in the Balkans attests thc failure oE that nation's efforts in the principle of hostilities. Titus because its offensive has been broken on the French front ami on the Russian front if, attempts this diversion. It, seeks in this way to keep in 'suspense the opinion of tho world, to which Jshe commences to reveal signs of weakness unite? the appearance of power many months of fran- tic propaganda. "Her hopes will be .shattered. The central powers may postpone defeat, hut they cannot prevent it. As for us I we are decided to go on to the end. Our enemies cannot count upon eith- j er fatigue or weakness on our part. I After haviiifr weighed our task we in- trml .to pursue it as heavy as it may be to the-necessary issue. We have the will to vanquish. We shall van- quish Amsterdam, Nov. 3, via French troops are Janding at Kavala, Greece, according to a telegram from Soiiu, received here. Lavergne Denounces Part _6f Canada in Great Tuesday's is sue of Ledcroir, Henry Bourassa's journal, there published the text of a'letter written bj Col Arraand H P P to Sir Sam Hughes, in response to the invitation of the minister of militia na- tionalist leader to raise a battalion in IHontagnanj county for erscas service and to command it Mr La- declines After expressing ap- preciation of the confidence shown in him, Mr Lavergne said "As you know, I am, and alwavs. have opposed to the participation of Can- ada m the wars of the HmDire I cannot assume the responsihfitj of Canadians to'take part in the war is not solely for the deiense of Canada But as the- thinks the Canada should partin- pate in it it is for them to recruit the trooi s If the number of volun- teers is insufficient, martial law fur- nishes means ot filling ranks JLe.t me say that iJ I was in Canada taking part in would not favor conscription He adds "I am opposed; and I will oppose all mv force and with what little talent prdudence has given me, the contribution by our country of one man, ship or dollar until England thinks it our dut> to share not onlv in dangers bJt also m control and responsibilih of affairs of the Empire Our sole obligation is the defence of Can- ada." Baltic Blockade is Successful Through the efforts of thc provin- cial department of agriculture, the C. P. II. anil the Lethbridge board of trade, outfits been brought into the south country for th- relief of the situation created hy shortage of outfits, which hitherto has considerably delayed operations The C. P. R. has offered to bring in machines for freight one freight being paid in, and the machines being shipped back, free Tuo outfits have been plared on the extension of the Foremost line and others are- also being placed Owners of outfits how eier, isk that particulars as to thc amount of gram to be threshed, and supply of water, and general condi- tions, be furnished them by farmers applying for use of outfits Farmers ma) get into touch with threshers by sending these particulars to the board of trade here, to the C P R OEV the provincial department .of agricul- ture at Edmonton London, Nov. the House of Commons today Sir Arthur Markham spoke of Canadians being robbed at Folkestone, -meaning that the local tradespeople were making exorbitant charges to the Canadian soldiers. This has brought a reply from the chairman of- the Folkestone Chamber of- Commerce; first, denying the ac- curacy of the .statement, and second, inviting the' utmost publicity to the names of firms so offending, and de- claring that any over-charging is con- fined to hawkers perambulating the camps.. J; Edward Car- ion's future is now occupy ing the thoughts of those in close contact with public life It is said that will probably take the position oL leader of a considerable body of Un icnists and some radicals who will act as Parliamentary opposition m the house of 'commons to the Coali- tion government, devoting themselves to-criticism uith a Mew to keeping government up to the mark and well informed on the country's view regarding the conduct of the war Sir Frederick Smith who succeeds Carson as is to be taken into the cabinet Teachers Donate 5 Percent of Salaries London, Nov pro- gress towards the blockade of Germany In the Baltic Sea, is're- ported, although Swedish fer- ries have resumed 'serviced with Germany They.'will carry only passengers and. mails, however. The. action of .the teachers of .the local schools in' deciding at their meeting last Friday to donate 5 per cent, of their monthly: salaries to the patriotic fund, is being com- From thp schools of Leth- btidge alone this will mean a neat sitiii for the fund It is under- that teachers throughout tho are considering similar action, and the patriotic fund will Wftefit greatly thereto. SIR. GROUNDED MarshHeld, Ore., Nov. persons are believed to lost their lives tv hen the passenger steamer Santa Clara, trora Portland to San Francisco, went aground on the South Spit, near the entrance to Coog late last night bodies haie been recovered, and nine other persons are missing Berlin, Nov, 3, via city of Uzice in northwestern Serbia has been captured from the Germans. The announcement was made from the War Office today MERCHANTS' BANK CLOSE8 AT RAYMOND Raymond, Alta., Nov. announcement has been made that the Merchants iBank branch will be closed November 13. The branch-opened in fall of 1913, i and has built up a good business in this section.. Rea- sons for closing as" given by Manager Treat, are: Better fields-elsewhere, in- sufficient deposits and shortage ot available ,men for western branches. REGISTER AT B. of T. ROOMS Relatives ,of .Lethbridge men who have enlisted.are asked to register at the Board of Trada rooms with the committee of ther Daughters of the Empire, who will be in attendance there for.the balance 9! this week betweeri the hours of 10 arid 12, and 2 and -I 4 London, Nov in at tendance on King George out the lolloping bulletin todai "The King has not had so a night He is still in some pain His general condi- tion has and he 35 now able to take solid food SirMaxAitken Offers New Regt. Ottawa, Ont, Nov 3 Minister of Militia continues to receive offers to regiments for overseas service. The most striking offer re- cejved today came from Sir Mas Ait- kin; Canadian "Eye-Witness" at the front. Sir Max has .cabled the Minis- ter, asserting his willingness to raise a'battalion in his native province of New Br.unsnrick, or to serve as an of- ficer-in a New Brunswick Regiment. No Peace Till Victory for France Nov. wil! not a peace agreement until af- ter her restoration by right of vic- tory, and until she has obtained all guarantees of a durable said Premier Briand to- Montreal, Nov. Ga- zette's London 'correspondent cabled last night: "Eight hundred wounded or medically unfit non-commissioned officers and'men lert.ShrncIifie today forrCanada, three- special trains tak- thern, to the'port'of embarkation." CANADIAN COLONEL DISMISSED iLondon, Nor. following no- tice appears in tonight's official Ga- zette Sixth Canadian Mounted Rifles: Lieut.-C6l. Robert H. Ryan is disrates- ed'from by sentence a general cpurt martial, dated October 19. FESTIVAL TO It J. H. Westbrook Wins Appeal Against ex-Weed Inspector MURDERED AT MOTHER'S BIER StewartvlUe, Minn, Nov. he with other mourners about the body of hfa mother, who had dtcd a few hcMirs before, after a brief illness, .Robert Brews tor was shot, and killed fry Dennis Smith, employee at tho near here, late to- The taen are said to rhave 1-------m., Oygr a poggg r fbir'Smith, In a judgment -handed down .yester- day, Judge-Jackson Of the district oohrt, the conUction of J. II Wcstbrook, on a charge laid by David King, lornicr weed inspector, of failing to destroy on ti6ns of a certain irrigation ditch Mr Weatbrook's farm Mr.. Westhrook was convicted' before Supt Prntiefatherj but appealed tho cave Judge Jackson holds that Mr Westbrook should not con- ucted, and allows his appeal, but dors not allow him costs He states the belief that the weed inspector was acting conscientiously in laying the charge _. The judgment reads ac felteva; 1 I am not at all satisfied that the accused had any such in- terest in the propertj .on "he was ordered! to destro> weeds in tioh in thisrmatter, .as to make, him liable under the noxious weed act ThiJt action I have no doubt was tak- en as a test case and Weed Inspector King was acting Uc was a government official at the time the action wai talen, and dcncc that ho personal ing m thc matter is not satisfactory to me Thc case against Westbrook should be dismissed without costs If anj fine has-been paid such fine shaft be retiiriml to or his coun-1 set The appeal is therefore allowed." is that the big provincial musical festival, which has been held every vear in Edmonton ever since its establishment 9 or 10 vears ago, come south to Leth- ur.dse mvfl spring. Claude Hughes, who while m Fdmonton vas a prime mover in the festival, is working up local enthusiasm with the uew of of the festival m Edmonton He has atreadv received a "wire from Presi dent to, the effect that the offi- cials are open to consider an offer from Lethbndge Consequently, Mr Hughes has arranged a meeting for tomorrow evening to be held in the choir room of the church, to which all city choir leaders, and oth- ers interested, are invited, to, attend. Major Hirdie has lent his support to the pioposal and will be present. The festival is a biR affair, drawing peo- from ovei the entire province, and if Lcthbndge succeeds m getting it-for nevt jeai, it will be a feather in the cap of local musicians Mr Hughes is confident that a successful festival could be held here MARKETS November whtat........... Novenbtr flux 170 Nov. serious car shortage is- reported- at this place, also a scafcity'of gasoline That a" bright: optimism regarding the future of fiurdett prevails among its residents was' evidenced by the eager war the town lots were bought up on Thursday last Messrs Hamil ton, Maxwell, _Broph3 and Johnston were among-the'purchasers. Rev. Mr. "Gamraoh, from Bow Island, preached in the Anglican.Church, yes- terday. "Bright, the .lamps, shone on fair women "and .brave men" at the dance given .by. the Legion ot Frontiersmen last Friday- evening. After a sumptu- ous supper served by Mrs Fall of the White restaurant, dancing was resum- ed, and continued until the "wee sma' hours o': the- The ladies