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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1915 NUMBER 279 Road Through Serbia is Now Cleared of Force in South is are Plucky London, Nov. road from Berlin to Constantinople is open to the Teutons. Merlin announced today that the Serbian section of road hail been cleared oi defenders. The lion's share of this highly important mili- tary achievement, 'the immediate pur- invasiou forces of Western Serbia to the Atislro-Hungarians have reached the Orient dine and are now believed well on the way to Nish. Task Only Beginning With the road to Uosphorus and with the Belgrnde-Nish-Saloniki line in their hands to form a starting tarv acevemen, e mmeae pose of the Serbian invasion, belongs point to Veles the invaders, could no w era omleted but o the Bulgarian centre, commanded call the task in Serbia completed but WHAS AUTHORIZED IUKILTIE REGIMENT The raising of a Kiltie Battalion-: has been au- in Lethbridge. Official word of this received from Sir Sam Hughes, at Ottawa, by W. S. Ball, yesterday, in Calgary, where he happened to be on court business. Mr. Bali immeniately notified Major Stafford, recruiting officer here. The follow- ing is Sir Sam's telegram: Ottawa, Nov. 8th, 1915. W. S. Ball, Lethbridge. "This will be your authority to go ahead and re- cruit a Kiltie Kegiment. Official .notification will follow." (Signed) SAM HUGHES. This is the first Kiltie Kegiment to be raised in Alberta for active service. It means, that the offer of Mayor Hardie, made .some time ago to the Min- ister of Militia, has been accepted. Eecruiting will be commenced at once and the whole province will be drawn from. by who by tho cap-; for two facts, which renders the task ituro of Nish "the war 'capital, on one which now only begins, me ber- Saturday last made the 35 miles oi bian main army is intact, ready at rail untenable even for the defence of the first opportunity to resume the the Serbians.whose bravery and ten- offensive, and second there is now a acity is frankly admitted by the Ger- real allied army in the south. Inir- maii war ol'ice...... teen thousand men ongim.Uy ois- The city of 'Krusaire, nve miles! patched .to Saloniki by the a] ics, it west of the Orient railroad and is argued here could no longer save about 35 milss from Nish, fell into Serbia. The present tench the hands of the German invaders on force, many times as strong as the Saturday night, shortly after the war first expedition, fresh and unbeaten, capital bad fallen to their Balkan is now In a position to launch sen- ally. With it the Serbians were oils operations. These will have for prived oi their .last arsenal. Two- thousand unbounded Serbians were captured in the" city and the their chief objectives recovery of two vital railways. Already the sudden cantors also found wounded in j fighting at Babuna Pass the hospitals. I on the SaBoniki-Nish lim intensity of with Veles ie as the a'l- Prominent Men Emphatically Denounce Peace Believes this Winter Will Finish the Germans Business Demoralized in Teg as Result of Storm; C.P.R. Telegraphs Suffer Calgary, Nov. special to the Herald from Brandon, Han., says "Sl-ven inches of snow and sleet A work train left Brandon Monday morning for the east to try to repair the dama'ge to the telegraph lines and since then large gangs of all kinds. In 48 hours since the fall yjj JilL .jj, Jjcuvlull VI ml. m, i Ijed goal around toe js concorned at lcast. Ncarlv two miles of poles are down east of Carr berry, and it is impossible to obtain-. The booty was. rich in ammunition, j lied goal and around Strummtza, the war material and medical supplies of] Bulgarian stronghold, foreshadowed the shifting oi the main field q! Bal- of Kru-l kan operations to the south and per- on Sunday night caused the greatest; men ijave been doing all possible. It delay and loss to the C. P. R. tele-1 is not however, that corn- graphs in the history of the as far as this section of the country tile Teutons, leaving the main haps ultimately to Bulgaria. SERBS CHECK BULGARS London, Nov. Central Pow- ers and thsir Bulgarian.ally now con- about two-thirds of Serbia, and within a fewweeks-probably will have the main; railroad running and Nish in full'op-; 'eration. This, will give "routes to Constantinople, as comrauni- .cation by-way of the Danube to Bul- garia is already opened. That this has not been, accomplish- ed -without weakening the other fronts Is indicated'by definite news of :Rus- gian advances on the. Riga-Dvinsk front, the last part of-the eastern bat- The Entente Allies claim their op- erations are proceeding along the whole .front .with success, notwith- standing the handicap of operating m It is reported also that the Serbians holding; part of the Macedonian front have checked the Bulgarians, after in- flicting Heavy losses on them. If the Serbians continue the attack, for. a short period, the French should be able to join them-south of Vellos. The Russians continue their policy of sharp and unexpected attacks at tie line on which the Invaders kept up various points along the front. .The anything' in thp nature of a definite of- fensive; Thus far the plans of the. Central Powers in "the Balkans have worked like well-oiled.machinery, but the lat- est news, from Macedonia indicates the initiative is not to be left entirely to the Invaders much longer. Reports 'come 'by: way of Paris that the AngSo- Frencb forces are making their pres- ence felt against .the- Bulgarians. latest of these attacks, according to Petrograd, -consisted ;of three success- ful assaults southwest of Riga, two southwest of Bvinsk, and three west of the Styr, south of'the Pripet marsh- es, where the line was broken in .two places Except for -artillery exchanges on the western front, nothing of great importance has taken place recently in that theatre of war. Blocking Emigration of All Men of Military Age Liverpool, NOT: the refusal of the. White Star line to ship able-bodied the Am- erican line is considering the subject and will issue a statement soon. The American lino has hooked men of military Stabbing Affray May End Seriously A stabbing affray wtych might yet end seriously took place last night; as the result of which Lawrence Tay- lor of Taber, is in the hospital fermg from a pash which cut left leg to tbe bone, and an Italian nam- ed Olfarada is ;being held by tho city police. This -morning, the Italian was given a sentence of 15 days in the barracks on a disorderly; in order that he may be held pending the result of Taylor's -wound. for the next two sailings of its ships. The home office has issued an order that male British subjects aged from 19 years upward wishing to book passage must, apply "to- the for- eign office for passports.. The order is effective immediately. Germant Pay Passage It.was stated in a protest meeting in Liverpool, today .that passage money for Irish emigrants vas being paid by Germans and German sympathizers. wire" communication over the main line or any of the branch Kne> run- ning into Winnipeg from the west. "In Winnipeg itself, the storm' had. serious effects. Both the street rail-, way's ami the city's hydro-fllectric local business so that Winnipeg power transmission lines are put out marooned from. ,the entire west, Not- of business and the city was withstanding; the heavy storm the lights, street cars, power or fire pro- i Canadian ..Pacific., have been munication will be restored for, a day of two, perhaps-not till Friday. At- tempts had been made to communi- cate WithAVirinipeg via Minnedosa and Ihu' Manitoba and Northwestern branch but these also failed. Govern- ment, telephone'lines are, of course, out of commission. The G. N. W. had a solitary line working via Fargo, N. D., but it not available for teefcioiT on Monday. The heavy snow- fall added to the 'difficulties in the residarlyi and, generally on ,-tirne.. -Threshing in city as motor cars could not move toba are postponed: indefinitely with freely and transportation was prac-- about per cent, of the threshing tically limited to' horse drawn e- yet to be done. It is snowing again hides and those who could not ride heavily (today and this may cause fur- that way were forced to walk. ther- damage. .Rome, Nov. appears to be. a forecast that Italy will send troops to Albania to aid the is contained in a semi-official note which; isays that while Italy did not parti- cipate in the recent expedition of the Allies to assist Serbia she has found' a better way-to1 oppose the Aiistro- German-Bulgarian attack upon Ser- bia. This war the-note says, was op-i ened by the Bulgarians themselves when they threatened to invade Al- bania to reach the Adriatic, a de-, sign so dangerous to" Italy's interest! that "the mere threat must oblige Italy 'to take appropriate measures to frustrate it immediately." ELECTION FOR COMMISSION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES TO BE HELD MONDAY DECEMBER 13 Greeks Neutral with Sincere Benevolence Paris, Nov. French gov- ernment received today from Premier. Skouloudis, head of the new. Greek Cabinet, formal assur- ance of "our neutrality with the character of sincerest benevolence toward the Entente Powers." Washington, D.C., Dec. The Foreign office at Athens cabled .the Greek. Legation at Washington today that "the new cabinet intends to put through the same foreign politics, as was maintained by the former government.' L: RATENAUDE New Minister of -Inland Revenue, Ottawa, and a prominent Nationalist. London, Nov. view of the in- sistence ci' the neutral press that peace negotiations are being carried on by Germany and Great Britain, your correspondent has requested statements from some of the, must prominent men in Great Britain. The following are a few ot them: Sir Edward Grey: "I can add noth- ing to 'What was recently said In par- jiiament by Lloyd George. AVo should j not think of entering into any peace negotiations except in common with our Allies, in accordance with the agreement of September 5, 1914. This has always been made perfectly clear." Sir Edward Carson Sir EUward Carson: "If there has been a report current abroad that even an inconclusive peace wo.uld be welcomed at the present moment, I can only say that any person in tbis country, who directly or indirectly is a party to such a scheme would find it impossible to ever hold up their heads again among their fellow.coun- trymen, not merely at home but throughout the British Empire, In- conclusive? The very words would stink in the nostrils of ail honest men." H. G. Wells H. G. Wells: "What this Nobody in England has the remotest desire to make peace until .Germany is beaten." Conan Doyle Conan Doyle: "I have heard oE no cial Foremost, Alta. Nov. to .The very black oil; odor, has been struck in the United south of here. The; flow is not very heavy as yet; but-is increas- ing, as .the drill, goes-down. The prospects for a big being brought in are very bright. such report as to premature peace, and jfthetB has ever been one, it is certainly of German origin. Such a- thought is inconceivable to any Bri- ton. The war will certainly go oa.un- til each of the objects defined by Pre- miec AEiiuiLh has been obtained: the freeing of the French provinces aad Belgium, the clearing of Russia and, Serbia; curbing Prussian militarism punishment, of all the murder- ers and criminals, however high, plac- Sir Hiram Maxim The only dissenting view from Maxim, who claims for his machine gun tbat it has killed half of the people who have fallen in, the present war. He says; "I am Ja a position to meet many prominent personages, and read many nftwspa-. uers, and I am very strongly of tbe opinion that all nations in this war1 would be very glad to got out of it. The Germans expected a walk-over. They expected to be in Paris inside of ten days, but more than 400 days bave now elapaed, and they are not thore yet, and there is very little pros' pect.ot them ever getting tbere. "Germany lias struck her blow, and so far as the government is concern- ed, it has been a failure. I think tbe Germans would be very glad if they could discover some way of stopping the conflagration. If they do not atop It-bj1 mid-winter, they will be at the end of their tether." Herald Subscription Contest is Starting in Earnest Tomorrow The ilrst vote standing pt.the .can- didates in the contest to b5 publish- ed for the. first time'tomorrow really marks -the actual beginning, of the. contest. Up to the present time the public has not taken much interest in the competition, and the.progress of the candidates has been entirely on their own personality Not more than half of-the candi- dates have made a according to the record in the con test; few more ones rn.iv come foiward before the copy For -tomorrow's standing is handed m Then, again, some who hate marie a start may try to play the ?dine anil not want to publish our opinion a very poor scheme at tte As there "is a limit on the voting'at'the; start, this first standing is .mostly for the purpose of bringing the 'ac-. live candidates to the frorit- Evcrv vote issued will be coiirited- at the'close of the whether shown in the published standing 6re not. The same ir.irr.her of votes wiH he given for all subscription pay- for "new subscribers, The first election for commissioner since the organization of the city commission government will take place this year, .on--December 13th, Yesterday's casualty list contains the name of Private Sam Clutterbuck ol the 10th-. Battalion, "died from wounds Private W. Carnill says that Clutter- buck enlisted here when con- tingent was raised. He went with the Battery fcoys to Valcartfer, where he joined the 10th, and was with that unit during th4 engagements at Vpres and' Festiibert. Private Carnill saw him last at Featubert. He was a fine chap and a chum of Carnili's. Nothing is known of his occupation before be enlisted He was 4 native W. L. McKenzie, electrical engineer 'of South Wales, lUiece his relatives Mr MoKenzie, it understood, has already been approached to ofier hinv self as a candidate, but has 'not reached a decision, as yet, whether he Recruiting for more: men for the 39th Battery has been proceeding dur- ing- feiv days authorization been received to take nO more men on the suength of the unit Since Saturday.'22 men'.faare been taken on specimens of manhood some of them sis feet In .height V. Two school teachers-and several !clerks were am- ong those who icmed The following are the nanies'Of.ttids.e wlio have been signed on since the last list pub- lished; John James Davies school teacher, j English Tolin Kerr Scotch H, R. Jack banker Scotch Walter Short, .JS. Siiuister, team- .1. .fcong, painter, CLARK WILL NOT BE HERE Dr. Michael Clark, M.P., ow- ing to numerous other engage- ments will be-unable to open the Patriotic Fund campaign in this city next week. Efforts are'now being made to secure Hon. Robert Rogers; for this oc- casion. The campaign starts next Tuesday, and a thorough canvass of the city will be mi do by teams selected by the local committee when the commissionership of public ..will enter the field. The name of H, will be thrown .open. When' J.'Goo_de, a prominent con tractor, in. the city, has also been mentioned as a candidate Election of two members for the reside I the commission government was form- ed, this commfssionership was' made the short tetm office, the commis- sioner of public works coming next with a three-year term and the may- or a four-year term Mayor Hardie has thus another two years 1 o run; Commissioner Grace, one more year Each commissioner on election, commencing with this coming elec- tion, will hold office'henceforth lor lhree...years. Arthur Reid, the present incumbent of the commissionership of public utilities, will again be a candidate vacancies will offer themselves for election. The names of .Nominations will bo made at the. two other gentlemen have also heen I office of the city clerk on High mentioned as possible thfe'1 November 6th, and elections name most mentioned being thai of j place one week later will also take place on Dec Uth Seats on the public school will be vacated this year by J D Higin- .bothain'and Ii. F. Wallace, and. on Separate school board Messrs Kennedy and English. It is under- flow Nov. Island lias shipped 32i cars of gram, all of which were wheat with the exception of six cars and one of flax, point Fifty-five per cent has -been threshed, thirty live per cent shipped. MARKETS November wheat stcod that all of these gentlemen will December wheat again while it is quite November oate likely, that otlier candidates for these WEATHER Cold, with anew, caretaker, English; ster Lnghsli W _. Canadian G F Davies school teach- er, English D B Reid farmer Am- erican: English; Walter Webb; Canadian; Fred Simm, clerk; English teamster, h rake man, English English: Thba. John Cha's. Holliday, Crossly, Granger, carpente- Canadian Jas Stack elec- trician. Scotch er, English H George 'Berry, ranch- Miller farmer, Ca- nadian Gordon Spencer ooerator, Ca- nadian; r-David Thomas, teamster, Welsh Adam DaMdson clerk Scotch; C. F. English. arrearage.or advance--payments from, old subscribers. On..November 30 the value, of subscriptions .will ed Until thai time a for-a year for.'the Daily Herald is.nvorth 4000 Aitei Jsovember 30 the sarrte suhscription is worth 3500. .So, It. pays to do the hest work this month. There'll he plenty to do 'at the close ;of the'contest anyway. Record, every No one is able to make -all collections at the first call, It is important that each candidate, keep his or her progress .'a1 .'secret.' Don't give your opponents a-line on the work you are doing. And the sulr scnptlons" you get for yourself are the only ones that count for you. Play the game fairly concede some- for numbers competition thing to the others the contest, would have no force You get support because there are other strong candi- dates against you, and vice versa And get a few in for the standing tomorrow Also start to pile up a big reserve for the finish Remember the big prize of one thous- and dollars and the big per cents of ot for many other prizes To Decide Whether Pools Halls to Pay Double License The question as to whether local pool halls must pay a license to tha city as well as to the province, be considered in supreme court en bane, in Calgarv tomorrow, when the appeal "of the Lethbudge pool hall owners against a conviction of Mag- istrate Elton which m effect meant that they must pay the city license also, will be heard. The caso is more, or less of a test case, as the decision would apply to owners of pool halls in all cities and' f p th towns m the province A London, Nov draft at 635 wounded or medically unfit Canadian soldiers, is.returning home un'der the command of Major Douglas B. Young Lieutenant Colonel W. W." Burland, D.S O of Montreal, has been ap- imandant and chief m- the Canadian military cities ana mM com provincial I license is-.chargcd by the government sdlool at shorncllfie, -with Captain for these places, and the owners con- tend that this exempts them from the necessity of paving a city license. The city's interests will be.represent- ed by City Solicitor S Ball, and the pool hall owners will be repre- sented by R A Smith. Half Crop Threshed FIRST DRAFT CALLED FOR FROlVf NEW 39th. BATTERY; BIG RUSH OF VOLUNTEERS The first draft from the new battery lor overseas service been called for. Authorization to call for volunteers lor a draft of 50-men, to be prepared to leave at any mo- ment for the east, was received yes- terday by Major Staftord officer this had no sooner been placdd in ordcts, than a large number of the memberi'of the new battery tnrir namesf-to jor as willing to go with the draft. The newt came M-somewhat of a 39th surprise to the local boys, but there has was a good1 deal of enthusiasm manl- lestcd, and the fifty men be ready shortly. It'.'ia altogether indefinite as to'when they will leave, but they an to be prepared to leave at any mo- ment. Thirty-five men. eager to their names to Major Stafford before (hey -went, home last night, Immediate- ly s'tsr that the draft had been called for Still more gave In their names this A P. Holt, of Montreal, an adjutant. Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Kanson, ot Montreal, has been appointed assist- ant director of recruiting and mili- tary olganuation at Shornchfle NO CHANGE THIS ,YEAR PMiln, Nov. Auoclatod wat authorised today to that tH .renamed Cavell, eternal monument to.fhe memory of Mils Edith the Brittoh Rei Crew ift cold ;