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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 V 1 'bbailing out the water. ''On several-occasions hostile working parties have been dispersed by our fire. A few enemy patrols hnve ventured out at night to repair the German wire entanglement, but in the majority of instances our pa-: trols  succeeded in locating them and driving them hack to their trenches. "Oh November 4th an enemy aeroplane" was brought to earth between the opposing front liho'trehcha(svF1ur-j sued and attached- by. three �''British: . airmen while flying over our areas (heavily shelled by'-'-'our FIVE MOTOR AMBULANCES DONATED SALVATION. ARMY The Salvation Amy"of Canada has donated five Motor Ambulances to the. Red- Cross, ./The photo- was taken exhibited at the recent Congress. . . - ; in Toronto, where the motors were U.S. MAKES STRONG PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH BLOCKADE Medicine Hat, Nov. 8.-That he feels. absolutely confident of the United Oil well becoming a good producer was stated by Mr. W. R. Jewell, geologist for the United Oil Co., who also control the Beaver well; Oil in small quantity was: struck a* couple of days ago at this. well. Mr.- Jewell has come to the: city  to-obtain a casting to replace a. broken1 part of the drAl at the Beaver, well." The Segur well, known also a* the G. T. P., he states,; drilled through more than 200 feet of paraffin,.but it believed that the oil has drained guns; the German*-machine suddenly capsized and turning over three timet in the; air, orashed to the ground. "Lieutenant A. W. North, of the 28th western- battalion, has' been awarded the military jcross for gallantry on the occasion of the explosion of a German mine on Oct. 8th' and Private B.Crompton of the 28th battalion, has been awarded the distinguished conduct medal In connection with the same affair. "Sergeant.G, Rycr, of the 26th New Brunswick battalion, has been awarded the distinguished conduct medal 'for bringing in a wounded man under heavy fire on Oct. 13th. "Lieut. J. G. Anderson of the 5th Western Canada battalion, has been awarded the Military Cross for useful and daring reconnaissence." away-in^the location -where.that well was drilled: "At from 2,950 to 3,000 feet," said Mr. Jewell, "we hit the "same kind of sand in the.United, but "-Vfe.Shave oil. It camq just where, we have-been looking i(>r it," and we know absolutely where we are' ate' Iri-tnevCsilgary fteld^on the other band, they have: no idea^where the- oil -ris- - coming- from. - - The formation in the Calgary, field, is anti-aircraft' eo irregular that one cannot;judge It. Washington, Nov. 8. - Publication" today of the American note to (treat Britain, denouncing as "ineffective, illegal and indefensible" the attempted blockade against Germany and Austria gives notice- to the citizens of ' United States, whose legitimate foreign trade is interfered with by the Allies', that thev should seed redress directly through diplomatic channels of their own government rather than , through.prize courts. 1 This-latest note delivered by Ambassador Page to the British Foreign Office is an exhaustive document dealing with England's interference with : American trade since the outbreak of the war. In effect the communication is also to France which has followed her ally in treatment of overseas i commerce A copy was presented to ' the French embassy here. Thirty-five points-are treated in the note and in conclusion Secretary Lansing declares that United States "cannot with coomitacence suffer further subordination of its rights and interests to the plea that the except tional geographical position of the enemies of Great Britain require or justify oppressive and. illegal tices. The relations between United States and Great 'Britain, he- says, must be governed 'noi� by expediency but - by established rdCcs of international conduct; it", is- of the highest importance to neutrals-hot only of the present day but of the'future, that principles of international rights he maintained unimpaired .and the United States unhesitatingly '^assumes the task of championing 'the rights- of neutrals. - .Heretofore. (Americans whose cargoes, -destined- to neutral countries, have, been seized on the high seas and delayed - or confiscated have been advised to exhaust lugal remedies abroad before asking United States government to seek reparation. Now the note-says the government "feels that it;* cannot- reasonably be expected to advise its,'citizens to seek redress before'tribunals which are in its opinion unauthorized by unrestricted application;,of. international law, to grant reparation nor to refrain from presenting tfi'eir claim. directly to the British^ government through diplomatic 'channels.-;? - Since-the,United States does not recognize the-j existence of a legaK blockade, - Americans may look to their (government for protection in pracr, the shipment! of non-contraband car-i goes >natvbnly � to neutral countries LIKELY TO contigudus' tti belligerents but directly. toior..1.fronY enemies.of .the allies W. L. Phillips, president of District.! London, � Nov. 8.-Notwithstanding the forecasts of the American note to Great Britain protesting' against the British blockade, which had been sent from Washington by correspondents of tlio British press, surprise is the predominant tone of the majority of British newspaper publications in their comment on the document. The country has been too deeply wrapped up in .consideration of pressing European problems during the past . few weeks to give much attention to American" opinion and: apparently it was not aware that - treatment of American shipping might furnish ground for serious controversy between the two governments. ' 'The American, note upon our interference witlr neutral trade,',' says the Pall Ms.ll Gazette, "will be read with some surprise in this country. While the duty of every power to keep vigi-' lant guard over the interests .of its own commerce will be freely recognized, it must lie felt that the United States' scarcely grapples with the realities of the situation created in the first place by the tact of the war and in the second place by the criminality of German practices.. In some passages . the note seems, to invoke authority of international law as if. its problems could he finally settled 'for one belligerent without reference to the doings of the other. That is a view utterly inapplicable in the world of things as they are. Tt is impossible to deal with questions arising between the Allies and United States, while ignoring the practices of Admiral Von Tlrpite and changes in policy which they forced upon ourselves and'our -friends. Tfl�-' Westminster Gazette Bays: ''Tb'e .American note is more a lit mibjectfilor argument between experts than^jfq% controversy between news-papers.^t^P -may ask politely.. of But the formation in the south country, in which the United is situated, is absolutely regular." Mr. Jewell declared that if. the United becomes the producer which he confidently expects, "it will mean the biggest thing that could happen to this country." Mr. Jewell and the other officials connected with the United are noted for not having made great statements about developments as has been the case in connection with some other wells. They, have always buen con-, . A, . A, servative  | performing the duties of the office-un-, The drillers are enthusiastic � over til the new president is elected, the prospects, and the' proof- of this Nominations for all offices in the is that Mr. Jewell on Thursday here diBtrict had closed, and the election filed for them on all'that was left of was to take place on the second Tues-: a section near the'location: of' the toy in December, according to consti-I United. ��. | tution. Wlien It was learned that the President bad resigned, a notice for new nominations was sent o,ut to the locals as the retiring president had been renominated by a majority of the. locals. These new nominations wfll not Interfere with the election for president taking place on the second Tuesday in December, along with the other offices-. A. J. Carter, the very competent secretary, has been re-elected.' This will make his ninth year of service in: this office. -,J; For vice-president there are two nominations: T. Baker of Fernie and J. A. Barwtck of Bellevue. j\, D. Rees, Fternie, and Robert Levitt, Bellevue, are in the field for Inter-: national Board member. v For district board members, W. B. Phillips, Fernie, district No. 1, and F. Wheatley, Barikhead, district No. 4; are elected by acclamation; in district three the candidates are J. PymniV Lethbrldge; Frank Barringham, Coal-hurst, and A. Bateman, Taber, are the nominees;- in district No. 2, the Johnston, Coleman;; J. Bugg, Bellevue, and J. Dudley, Hill-! crest. ' '"y' PRES. PHILIPS fllMW 1S01ATED BY BIG SHOW Athens, Greece, Nov. 8.-King Con-stantine -has- decided to ask M. Skouldouhdi, a minister of the Zni-mis cabinet, to-form- a new government. It is.likely that niost of the members, of the Zaimis cabinet will retain their positions. The crisis oc- ! casioned by the resignation of the Greek cabinet has been "met temporarily andit the chamber'of deputies 'accepts the' new Skouldouhdi ministry, the. present. status � may be continued indefinitely - with no change in I the announced policy of Greece now I reiterated of benevolent neutrality. i Depends on Venizelos I Athens, Nov. 8.-The new Greek Cabinet,: formed by At. Skouloudih ,1138 taken the oath of office today. | When the new Cabinet presents itself to the chamber, it will depend on M. Venizelos, ..whether* it receives a vote of confi2feji.ee. It is probable that the Cabinet will be able to arrive at a partial .-understanding witty ryeni?e}os;' i - Hun Officers Arrive Rome, - Nov. 8.-Numerous German officers are', arriving, in' Greece. They do not wear uniforms, but it is impossible to mistake their profession. Must Submit Bylaws to New Utilities -Commission - Winnipeg, Nov. 8.-This city is isolated from the outside world, and details of the severe storm, the first of British Public Surprised at Attitude of the States the American government  what it would permit us to do if we may not proclaim a blockade or bring' them before a prize court or question im-i ports of one neutral with another1 neutral on suspicion�-that they were j destined for an enemy country,; or i take exception at measures of any kind against an enemy who has invented a form of warfare which is, unknown to international law and repugnant to humanity.'' The publication contends that - behind the uncertain law of former times lies the broad consideration of equity. It is confident, it says,''that the United States will consider; the contrast between German and British practice and whether 'Great Britain 1 candidates are J lias. made excessive -use of her :. sea power. 18. U.M.W of A, resigned last^week,. , and Vice-President Graham is now. .  -  ' graphic communication with the outside-is still lacking. '�', That wires; are down in a'il directions -from the prairie metropolis is evident from: the fact that communication'with western points is practically, impossible even through the United States.  The G.N.W. Co. told your correspondent this morning, that they had one wire working' with Winnipeg, but this might go down at any time, and was being used exclusively for grain b.uslness. The C P. 11. Telegraphs announced that they had been able to communicate as'far "east as Austin, Man., a ppint between Winnipeg and Brandon, and this) it appears, is the western limit of the storm area. Bring On Your Reports for First Vote Wednesday Candidates In the Herald's subscription contest who want to attract their friends and get or hold their support, should make It a point, to have a report reach the contest office by Tuesday evening or the first mati Wednesday morning. �"..-"��;;.:.! When the first vote standing is published Wednesday, it' will likely show who has made a start in the contest. It is not necessary t� -v - � From Nish the Bulgarian line - now runs north in a slight curved line, encircling the Narava River to Kfivlvira, where it joins the main Austro-German force. From that point,ine invaders' line turns at a right angle,, and runs due west across the broadest part of Serbia. The rough semicircle made by this line Is still contracting, and as it does so, acclrdlng to German reports, is taking a heavy toll of Serbian prisoners. In southern Serbia, the fortunes of ' ' war are leas auapleioue for the invaders, Tjhere, the Bulgarians apparent2 iy have, received a severe check from*' the Serbians, assisted by French and', British: troops. No official confirmation he* been ,,s, received, however, of the decisive d�* ' "' feat of the Bulgarians -who are a^, tempting to advance into Macedonii^,:^i through Babuna Pase. ^ -yj ' SbdQi of Strumnltza, theTreMh-�i�t^l| fighting on Bulgarian soil. '{^\ Ooeuey Height* ^jj* Paris, Nor. 8.-French troop* tor*} occupied Kosjack and Babuna Heights which command Pletvar Pass, tbrougKiji, which runs the Pelepe-Kavsdar roa^fejf and are expected to effect a Jtmetloi'', soon with the Serbians occupying """^ nortirweetern slope of the Bi range, says a Monastlr dispatch to ttatin. Herald Reports Indicate 53-bus. Average in Sou An average of 53 bushels per acre of wheat from the threshing,'returns of 107 farms in southern Alberta, adjacent to Lethbrldge,' 1b shown'by^a compilation of reports rece'ivedffrpm authentic sources by 'the 'Herald1 since' threshing commenced. In a good m'ahy cases these returns includefthe threshing of the-entire crops, but id several cases the yields are gtvA^from only small areas, which, ,hdw^Ter,. give some indication of hhe;Average'yield throughout. In variably ibe>av�irage yields taken over large '.areas- -HaVe. heen almost as large as the arerifi^ taken'on only! small areas, so that fit estimated that the average of 53 els given above, can be taken a* a^ matkiof the average yield'of* whi tills year over all of. southerftyAlh"' Included in this oompflatlon is area.of 100 acres, f'the internment camp at Mor-risscy a)id ^epprt^his. fiadiugs to the eaid German and j -Austrian autherk ties.  -- �- " The iUnited Statejsi consul got into an au.tpmotii/e ^n.GiIy, Fawkes days, apd awomjl|(B,i�dvb^-eolon* McKay/ and a Herald scribe, went .down to the internment camp and inspected. As expected, nothing of consequence was discovered to be wrong'wrth the: camp or with the treatment of the prisoners. Consul Bowman made hla own inspection in his own-way, taking the complaints :of the,prisoners in private. He would not divulge anything to the Colonel- or �tv the newspaper man, but the latter nosed about for himself and found everything in fine shake, considering the tjme; the men have been at the new camp. ,/A large, three-storey hoteL that t once was full of promise of pro^t to. 4ts owner, but which has prgyed ;to be a false prophet in that respect, ;b|p. / ;Lauaanne, Nor. faffaito by, German Socialists protestaH acaisH tbe./nikh price of food we* p*Wed im theJojEal newspapem todar,. ' ! s ",T)te situation of tbe lakoxisa claeWi," says the manifesto, Miab* gtoirj'steadUy worse." BULGARIAN LOSSES TOTAL 100,000 ! -ftiria, Nov. 7w~An AtfeMa �� patch to tha Havae Ageney,!d�b pectediy here last night- The preofc pitatlon amounted to an inch. Ae the weatner la very mildlndlcationa an that: the snow win disappea.r. ^ |:�AOOAO WILL *>'i$ t E TAKEN/ tOON .' CA Amsterdam. Not T.-Msjor-g " Idphrat, Oerman; mjlltary crji11 admits that the fall oCF ~* .V#iy soon be 'expected.-,. > claiming-little mU tary .slaa 7 48 96 ;