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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1915 NUMBER 275 SIR SAM HUGHES RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTRACT FRAUDS SAYS WESTMAN Hefflna, Sank., Nov. verbal war, which hits been going on Eor the last week between General Sir Sam Hughes and J. A. Westnmn, Federal Conservative candidate for Hegina, was brought to a head this morning, when ilio'latter made the following di- rect charges: "I want to make the definite charge that Sam Hughes and officers whom he backed are entirely responsible for frauds and attempted frauds disclos- ed before the Davidson Commission hero, and that his later actions have been dictated by his desire to cover up the inefficiency of which Colonel McFlao and his officers were guilty. "I further charge that Sam Hughes know in March as he knows now that Colonel -McUae and Ms officers were responsible for these frauds, and that he prevented an investigation, which would definitely) place this responsi- bility by the crooked expedient of 'n' vestigating minor wrong-doing. He simply whitewashed McRae and his officers. 1-Jughea allowed and encouraged McRae to start an in- vestigation of his own, which natural- ly was the kind of investigation that McRae. Desired, and nothing more. IJut Sa'ifc Hughes 'never did, for rea- sons of'his own, make any investiga- tion -Into--the methods of Col. McRae and his crooked officials. "Sam Hughes is In the position of j McRae to sell hay to the department backing up1 McRae whan the latter -L .....i gave Mitchell three months to make his after he had confessed ills guilt in the hay frauds. Why was Mitchell allowed to escape? is one matter I would like cleared up. "Why McRae was allowed to super- vise 'all investigation that was made here? Is another. "Why the remount department at Brandon a cheque for to Mitchell on April .15, in face of or- ders not to pay out any money to him? is "Why was .Mitchell permitted by at all when the tender had been awarded to another man? "There are other -matters 1 want cleared up, too, but I will not enum- erate them until I can furnish defin- ite proofs, as I can of all of the fore- going. "It is up to the government now. Let them act." BE RE-INSTATED AT B. of T. ROOMS IN SERB CAMPAIGN Shunting of Canadians to Reserve List in England Needs Explaining says British Newspaper Nov. 4. On Oct. 27th there was made public in London a long list ol changes in Canadian -ar- tillery commands at the ShorncliHe base. This-week's Truth expresses surprise that so manj- changes were made, with no Apparent reason. Truth recommends. that the Canadian mili- tary authorities make innuiry into statements are current at j gam Hughes, has been commenced in toward its "central defences" munitions may be conveyed by river SliornclilTe regarding the recent whole-j cjty Although no officers have hut its enlightening qualities appar- into Bulgaria. sale changes in the artillery commands vet gazettcd for the new unit, mtly have not been seriously impair-...... wh'ich, says Truth, were apparently i sir Sam has wired to VI. "S. Ball ed hy the tremendous battering it has made without warning and no reason asking that all recruits offering received from invaders, f i for enlistment be retained and that London, Nov. 4. While Serbians Nishava .is not likely to give harass- are fighting doggedly lo keep the way defenders much respite, open for their retreat into Content'-' j gro, their Franco-British allies arc beginning lo make their presence felt f s one ,greai forces; at the Port of Reni in Bessarabia from which place they Relatives of Lethbridge men who have enlisted are asked to register at the Board'of Trade rooms with the committee of the Daughters .of the Empire, who will be in attendance there for-tlie balance of this week between the hours of 10 and 12, and 2 and -I. Active recruiting for the new Lelh- bridge battalion of infantry, which which has been authorized by Sit in Macedonia where according to expected to make omcia, reports they have gained sue- j J cess on the Tstip front. Uionalization of the The Serbian army is retreating friendly to "Russia by direct landing n "ol River Danube ich men and given. All these officers, some whom, if not all, have come out from Canada in command of their batter- ies, are transferred to reserve bri- gades which means for them that prospects ol getting to the front are closed Jor. an indefinite time. "Such a wholesale shunting of men at such., short notice will require a good deal of says Truth. St. John's Nov. Today the electors brNewfoundland will vote on the question of whether the Island B hall have total prohibition or not and much interest is being shown. The prohibition have made: a vigorous campaign. Scores of local: speakers, and workers had assistance of 'Several- American officers would take charge of them in. very short time. Permanent re- The only success for Serbians ad- Hold BuMars Saloniki, via Paris, Nov. to yesterday, the Serbians after two days of the fiercest kind of fighting, were arms. Lucerne, via Paris, Nov. von 'former German Chancel- lor, informed'.the Associated Press today that he had not come to Switz- erland on a peace mission. He de- clared Germany was resolved to con- tlniic the war to its conclusion by mjtted Berlin is one along the still holding the Bulgarians in check Nishava river, where Bulgarians at northeast of Pritep, about cruiting offices will be a taEn tnr'own back toward Pal- 25 miles northeast of Monastlr, in few days. In the meantime, recruits are heing accepted by W. J. Nelson. Several men have been taken on, and anka by superior forces, but incur- southern Serbia. Fighting along this sionists now are only -twelve and half miles from the temporary Se front is still in progress. New contingents of allied troops UUIl ill 1J.U1I1 UIU I Cl 11 put ill J UCL- .'V. IT w. some fifty in the city have already w capital, and the check along the, are arriving- here daily. Jlicir nf Prtttnn nl tnimtiO' J o i ._..-. their intention ot joinin, Offers Jiavc also, conic in from out- side points of men for the new- bat- talion. The-following telegram .was re- ceived by Mr Bill from Su Sam Hughes todaj "Letterrram of the first received. Please all re- cruits enlisted meantime, -'who are properly qualified; physically and oth- erwise and m very short time tliej will he taken b> our -oiiicers you and 'McKtiizie evercise" your best judgment m conaechon with the military .SAM HUGHES. Select Debaters for Provincial Contests London, .Nov. the eastern front Russia continues to' claim a series of successes on the Austro-Ger- OF LOCAL S KILLED I E. P. Tusbh, accountant for Messrs Campbell, .Wilson Home of this city, lias just received word'from his parents in Warrington, England, of As -a result of .debates' held Friday man positions From the most north- the death of his brother. Private Er- erly point along the eastern battle nest'. Tuson of the machine gun sec- afternoon local high school, line comes the report which has Russian source that the German.com- Marsh identified bridge school in the forthcoming pro-' and Dvmsk, is preparing winter sympathetic letter was received bj nent mak-1 mciai debates t Tliej are alker Dun quarters near his present position the ntg from g t c Q ,TrQUt f I bam and Alillard Robinson for the along front m_._ Canadian advocates of prohibition haters will represent the despairing ol capture brought here by interests identified uith the temperance movement mak- ing a tour ot the Island I bam anrf Alillard Robinson for the If prohibition is carried the world aflirmativp, and Maurice Tamter and will have an excellent chance of see- Clarence foi the negative. The IM IlMITCn ing how prohibition enactments can' prelimtnarv debate will be held at UlL 111 UIN11LU, be .nade operative on thorough go- Medicine Hat and Lethbridge ing effective lines The providing weeks from next and vull be for the plebiscitersets forth that tlie on the subject of simplified spelling, importation sale or manufacture of as to whether the Canadian govern intoxicants is to bo prohibited in the mcnt should introduce this method Inland i.olonv from Januarv i, 1917 along the lires suggested br the New The intervening 14 mouths were al- l ork board of education The affirm- for the liquor dealers to get athe speaker; 4th Battalion South Wales s He was killed in action at of the Dardanelles on September 22 A Dunham and-Robin- rid of thejr stocks in the event that go to the Hat, while the ,_ ....i.. negative speakers will remain here, mooting; the Hat affirmative debaters the .bill -is approved .by the elector- ate The- the ease lie ;The names wirl alto be nuraf" 'ed, showing at a glance the iburi some effort should he made .to ths comnissiim in the country, rath- er than go back lo the make further purchases, horses required could be _ sottt AlbctU, i ot On opposing teams. i. xhere will fee list .of munfcfi ed that the bors cm go. are .jen on the Job, iad'iM.t tean Is Hit of i ;