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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA-; TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1915 NUMBER 291 Further Reports of Great Serb Repulse Bulgarian Attacks in South London, Nov. news Itom the Balkans lias revived tlic hope in England .that .Monastir may hold out long enough to enable French-and British fortes to effect a junction, with the Serbians. Rome and London legations of Serbia have received reports of a great Serbian victory: north-east of i'ristina, but as these advices give neither details nor dales, there are doubts as to then importance I 'Hie French military position in1 "ilaralonia is reported to have im- proved! Assertion is marie that the Bulgarians retired to their positions alter.a vain attack on French lines. The scat of the Serbian government lias again been shifted, orr this occa- sion to .Prizrend, thy diploma- tie corps have moved to _ Fetch, Mon- tenegro. Serb Victory Paris, Nov. defeat of the Bulgarians by Serbians in a battle -in ceitral Serbia is announced in an official communication given out at jthe Serbian legation here todav rive cannon were captured GREEK KING STILL UP IN AIR Unique photo.taken during the re- cent-Balkan wars showing King Con- stantine of Greece surveying a battle- field from a high rock. HPIRK Action to recover damages from the C.P.R., totalling over as the result of the big prairie fire at Need- path, east of Letbbridge on October 18; has been entered in Supreme Court here by. three different parties who suffered loss In that lire The notions have :been entered by B.TK. Buljock oE Tabor, A. Hill anS- the Bavvden Farming Co. In the Bullock case, the, amount claimed is in-the HH1 case and in the Bawden Farming case -In-the latter action Is also included that of Lewirf, who. sues for and of Me- Mullen, who sues for L. JL is appearing for the plaintiffs in tbe case George -Walker, from Calgary, appears for the company Toronto, Out., Nov. i no definite announcement has been made, it is., understood' that between 200 and 300 licenses in the province will bo cut off at the commencement of the license year, a result of the provincial tour of the membeis of the Oe'irin Board Toronto Is not likely to be affected 10 any gieat degree Decisions ot the commission he knowu shortly after the New Year. RUSSIANS REPULSE GERMANS London, Nov for the Russian announcement of the re- pulse of the Germans in front of Riga, nothlns Importance 1ms reached the nubile from the eastern line C-n Weit Front Biftish artillery IB busy on the west- ern front, where the only activity of late has been mining and aerial opera- tions. London, Ont, No 23-r-Dozens of police and soldiers were injuied in a riot tonight between the members of the 33rd Regiment and the City police. Eight, men of the battalion are lock- ed up for tfce nigULin the police sta- tion. The trouble started a party of 33rd men, attacked the, traffic .offi- cer at Richmond. streets. A scjuad oi police rushed to the scene and all was melee in 4 few moments Hundreds of soldiers joined- in.the fracas, and the police used their bat- ons freely, -wiiile the Soldiers respond ed with. stones and. swagger sticks Eolice-Sergt. McDonald badly cut about the head while Patrolmen William McCulfough.and Vernier also .hit oy stones Policeman John Breunan was lafd out lor a time as the result of receiving a brick m the stomach. Dozen s of soldiers. were injured policemen s batons Eight soldiers were dragged to the police station dur- ing the acas Hundreds of soldieia blocked Uchmond street between Dun das and Carling streets lor hours de- manding their release; The trouble brokejout shortly before 8 o clock, and it was nearly midnight before the officers from the camp successful in gettmg the men marched away. Bad blood "has.existed Between .the soldiers and the policemen bore for months, and tonight's clash was hut one of many similar disturbances The arrested men .will appear.Jn police court tomorrow. Sir Sam Caustic Ottawa, Ont, ing upon the disturbance between tiie Soldiers and police al London, Ont, last night, and on the recent develop ments the supplies for the 33rd that city, Sir Sam Hughes todw said It is up to these men and officers who disgraced the regiment lu venting their feelings on the police, and It is tor honest and self respecting officers to purge themsehes of those have- pnncn dishonest." Sir Sam also intimated there was likely to be k big slmke-np cf oriiccrs of.the 33rd Regiment. Sixty-four Recruits in 3 Days-Applications are Coming in From All Over Province Emphasize Importance of Agricultural Education at Convention Sixty-four men, the result tit three days and a half of recruiting, were on parade in the new Kiltie regiment this morning, ami wont through drill under command ot Sergt. Richards, 'at the old roller rink. The ranks ace rapidly filling up. Recruiting Officers fioode and Dowii- cr are immensely pleased with the way the applicants arc coming in, ami they are kept busy signing men up. Yesterday afternoon iG more re- cruits were taKcn on the strength of the new battalion. A largo number oi applications are also being received by mail, one of those coming in this morning being from a man who is hip-hly qualified as a drill ami is anxious to sign up with Kilties here. TQ Col. Cruikshanks, district officer' Bassano, Nov. ab- out H'O accredited delegates and a well-filled hal'i of exhibits of soil pro- ducts, llie ninth annual convention of tli'e Western Canada Irrigation asso- was' oyened here this morning by His 'Honor the Lieut.-Govcrnor, Dr. H. tfrett. Uis Honor was accompanied to the hall by air escort of six -Mounted Po- lice Bassano, Gleiclien and. Brooks, autr with him on the platform at tho opening were Premier Sifton, Hon. Duncan' Marshall, Senator lios- touk from'British Columbia, John S. Mavor, chairman of the local Board Control, and Mayor Flanagan of Hassano. His Honor, in declaring the conven- tion open; expressed his extreme pleasure in being permitted to asso- ciate himself with those who were de- voting, their .time and talent to the noble work of increasing the prosper- 'i'.y of he knew of no bet- way to be. engaged. By so doing they were recognising their responsi- bilities as citizens in the development J of one of the greatest resources of, tho province.- He joined with Premier' SllUon In welcoming the delegates from the sister provinces. Premier Sifton. o'n beha'f of the province ot Alberta, was pleased to see so many present from Uritish Col- umbia and Saskatchewan, lie referr- ed to irrigation as an insurance ag- .iinBl crop failure, and expressed the opinion that while we could not afford to lose our crops, ".ve could affon! pay for the insurance. Jlayor Flanagan had' much pleasure in welcoming the delegates, and de- clared that it was theirs to command if there was anything that could be done to make their visit more pleas- ant to the town whose very existence liepended on irrigation. Agricultural Education' "The most serious problem is to get men and women to remain on the said Hon. Duncan Mar- shall, in the-course of an eloquent address. "Everything which this con- vention and similar conventions can do is subordinate to the great pur- pose of making life on the land a little more comfortable and a little more satisfactory. This object will -m Out, Nov the though two sticlts of dlnamite were district, The following ate the utts latest re Sydney Jackson, English C B "Mt-CaulCj, American, I' red Bentley, American- John Thomrson, Mills, Canadian, Scotch Richard of on? tne buildings two explosion which wrecked the six: plant last; night at Notel, in the Par- ry Sound dibtrict, was to the overheating 'of gun cotton during the drying process explosion occurred at 7 30 o'clock last -night Five one-storey the storage'ot-cor- the companv has been John Conolly, English John Pem- Canadian Mark Little, dian, P H Saville, English 0 B LeBaire, Canadian, J I' Wallace, Canadian; Chas. Townsend, English; John.Reid, Scotch. Joh'n Pembroke is a South) African veteran. P. H. Saville has dais to his .credit, two from Smith Africa, an'd one from India. Farmers Pass Free Wheat Resolution 'Between 'seven and eight hundred mrn arc -employed in the plant, hut so far as is known there was no loss of employees having quit .work some time before the explosion took place. The explosion occurred in the dry- ing, houses, two of which were blown ,up, two .others of which were de- istroyed through concussion, and two others, which were so badly damaged that thev will have to..be rebuilt. It is pounds Oi cotton exploded and that the mone- tary loss is between and Nobody was hurt, only one j man being stunned The force of the explosion was so great that people Ottawa, Out., Nov. 23. Canada will not have .1 big gun industry jusj; at present. The British government has decided not; to proceed with the establishment of a plant for the man- ufacture of heavy artillery in Canada for the time being at least. Word was received here Monday to that effect: The decision comes as a disappointment and somewhat ot" a surprise, as it had been expected with some confidence that the production of big guns would be undertaken in the Dominion, though probably upon a comparatively.--small scale. Premier of Greece May Foreign Office Denies There is a Blockade Established Saloniki, Nov .22, via Paris, Nov. resignation of Premier Skouloudis of Greece, according to reports in circulation here, is expected momentarily on account of difficulties between Greece and Great Britain. ITALY CO-OPERATING Rome, NOV. Italian Minister at Athens is co-operating fully in the negotiations the Bri- tish and French legations are conducting with Greece, relative to the Balkan situation, a'dispatch from the Greek capital says today. This disposed of the rumors that the. Italian government was not backing up the Allies in their near-eastern campaign. NO BLOCKADE London, Nov. Foreign office states no Greek ships are being seized or held up in the ports of the United' Kingdom, and that no blockade of. Greek ports has been instituted, or is In force. amplification'of the foreign of- fice statement is obtainable in official j quarters. The universal deduction is that tho "Greek government'tins satr- E free wheat, the farmers of Iron f UI UIIHlofts and the shaking Springs and Pictuio Butte, held a ot buiflings m the town they thouKhl meeting on Saturday evening, and earthquake had occurred officials got into. touch with the plant framed a strongly-worded petitio: Premier Borden, asking, that the lie cessary arrangements be made tor the opening of the United States mai- ket to Canadian wheat. The petition will be widely circulated for signa ture, and President. Soeakman of the U.F.A., will be asked to forward it to Premier 'Borden and his cabinet. NOT ONE OF ORIGINAL CREW NOW FIGHTfNG "Winnipeg, Man, Nov the Winnipeg bojs who comprised the machine gun section recruited by Gen- eral Houghton of the Grain Exchange, have been killed or disabled; Not a single member ot the origin rt crew is now at the front. Such is the story of Private E Chrispen, formerly ot Rossburn, who reached .Winnipeg "last "night Chrispen lost an arm, which blown off by a shell at Guenchy g and loO overseas soldiers encamped near the town were soon at the scene ind placed on guard Thev only re- mained a' few hours as thera was no accommodation for them.. -The plant covers about four square miles and one building besides the destroy- ed, was thrown ;from its 'fpundations. There is a six-foot7 fence around the plant and guards nad been placed at ever> gate, but it is said that it was easy for any person with destructive intent :to jump, over the fence unno- ticed precaution, however, had been taken with regard to magazines which oanked up earth so that any explosion would go ADMIRAL RAINIER :DEAD j Nov. VAdrairal John Harvey Ranier died Sunday at South j borough He was born in 1847 It is expected-that a large number of delegates will 'be In attendance at the annual convention of the southern Alberta Epwortli league and Sunday School association of '.the Methodist church, which opens.in Wesley tomorrow afternoon. The president of the convention is Rev. J. ;B.! Francis of Lethbridge. The convention will. the after- noon session at. 2.30 tomorrcvrT alic- noon at whic'a Rev. Mr. Francis will preside, and at which there will be ad dretses by J P. Westman. and Rev. There will also be a conference on young people's work, led by Rev S T Bartlett, general fcecretarj of the department of Sun day schools and Efpwcrth leagues, who will 'be here for the first time At the evening.: session tomorow, Rev. G. H. Cobbledidc'will preside, and there will be.ajservice of song, and an address7of welcome by Mr. H H Cragg Rev W E McNiven will also speak on "The Young People as a Working Force in the Commun- ,t> There will also be an address by Mr BarUett s- On Thursda? morning the chairman will be Rev J V Howej, and on Thursday afternoon the chairman TUH be Rev G G Pjfaus In the evening, R W GuessCwill be chairman There be some interesting addresses during these sessions, isfied British demands submitted by Earl Kitchener, secretary for war, who was in Athens this week.. It is assumed Greece has furnished guaran- oi safety of the Anglo-French ex- peditionary forces. It is believed the announcements from Athens concern- ing the commercial blockade of Greece were, premature, in that they present- ed the provisional intentions of .en- tente allies as accomplished facts. Allies Will Be Safe London, Nov. is now believ- ed the allied forces who may take re-? fuge oti Greek soil are hardly likely to he subjected to attack from the rear. The most significant indication as to'the present attitude of Greece is contained in the remarks made by M. Kbullis, Greek Minister of Jus-_ ticc, who is quoted in a press. patch as having complained bitterly, of the methods adopted bj the en- tente allies. He argued that their tarriiness in bringing effective support for the Serbians made Greek partici- pation impossible. M. Rhallis declar- ed, that the Greeks wfero determined to maintain neutrality, and that the entente allies had no rea- son to iear danger if they should be, forced across the Greek border. CANADA MAY BE ATTACKED New York, N Y., Evening World this afternoon publishes the following: "Washington, D C., Nov 22 Cleveland, 'Buffalo, De- troit, and other .Great Lakes cit- ies have been specified in .re- ports to the British Embassy as points from which an, attack on Canada was to be .launched..by German reservists, Em- bassy said today. So far, how ever, nothing has been discovered to warrant a protest to this goy- ernment, it was said-" 6QVI. ILL1AIS HUGE DOCKET FACES THE JUDGE WHEN SUPREME COURT OPENS OFFENSIVE THE AT N DARDANELLES Loiidon, Nov 23 mes- sage from Constantinople, via Germany, reports the resume tlon of a violent offensive by the Allies at the Dardanelles No confirmation of-this report has been received. Mr Justice Simmons opened the civil session of the supreme court, in the court house here this morning, he was faced by ono of the largest dockets ever known to be nrrsentrri in the local courts Forty three cotjes were down on the list tliat was hand- ed him, and there are several mat- ters in which he will have to act, that do not appear on this list. The usual array oi legal talent was also In evidence, most ot the local lawyers bcmc; present, as well as W. M Campbell, K 0 and J. W McDon- ald, of Maclcod, and J. H Prrtwsc, ot Taher s Nine of cases on the list have becn settled without trial These ate as follows Rojal Uoilicnui vs New Barnes Mine action discontinued, Citizens Lumber Co vs Wood, et al two cases, action discontinued Browiuvs Grand, sptllcl Strandnew Sin- clair, settled, Mahanv vs. Milligan, settled set- tled Whitney Ocuttal Dank M Hull, ct. al, consent judgmut; State of "Bowbells consent judgnient A great many cases were set down for hearing next Suit Over Land This 3ir. Justice Sim- mons will Iieai a motion in the oi Church of England Avilkic, et al to strike out the third parties in the tcfcic" suit is bright bv the Church cf Ciiglai d, Ltth- bndgpf to recover balance due lo them on bale of property in Leth- bridge, to J B Wilkie some jeers .Mr Wilkie claimed to be actirg for a syiidic-ite, and the members oi the sjndicate are brought in as third MARKETS .Novembtr wheat" December wheat .November OMC (lax. 101% v WEATHER High Low................ Forecutt; Fair mild, parties, to (he action The third par- I ties are Alessrs W S King, Cherrv and Pennefather, eastern men. H..W for Kinc, and J. .U. Palmer (01 Cllcrr} and Pennefather, will an I pl> this afternoon for an orjur ehm- inating ;thcm from the .action. L. M. Johnstonc, K C is appearing for the Church of bngland, and S J Shep- herd for "Mr WtlKic The total price involved m the sale nf the land was v Intereiting Case Tomorrow the case of Lilly Mocllcnng will be heard before a jury This is an action tor damages entered by Jlri as a result of treatment given her bj Dr Moeller- mg at Slilk River, and as a result of alleged injury she suffered from at- tacks of Wm Moellermg, deceased brother of the ilqctor, who took his own life some months, ago be- lieved (o be temporarily insane Mrs Lilly w as under treatment in tbo doc- tor's house, when she alleges the man attacked J- H Palmer is for I the plaintiff and S. J. Shepherd (or I the (ttfcadwit, Halifax N S 23 4t a pro- longed meeting of gehcal Uhance attended b> represen- tatives ot all the Protestant church- es m the it was resohed to I communicate with the Federal gov- 1 eminent and learn why the Roman Catholic and Vnghcan churches were ths onh denominations permitted places in the piocession during the state funeral of Sir Charles Tupper, to inquire ttho was responsiole for, the barring of other Protestant denominations and what was the mo-, tive The resolutions passed af- ter a discussion during which was charged that appearances might lead to the deduction that the gov- ernment had decided on the recogni- tion of the two denominations which were gnen places Tt developed that the alliance took stronger objec- tion, not that the heads of churches were not invited to the state funeral, but that thej were not grten a place of rquahtj in the procession with the Catholic Archbishop of Halifax, and I the Anglican Archbirhon of Nova Scotia. Toronto, Out., Nov. 'have. been put down as. a kicker and I. am. going to remain a kicker until things are as thej should was thepuun phrase that Lieut-Col F W "ttar- IQW, director of medical sen ICES, used in the course oi some comments on the handling oi men who come back; Irora the war Col Mariow dulged in criticism of the government lor sending soldiers back to Toronto in cars unlit for horses "I ieel that I owe these jnen" an he said "It is for the kind of conveyance m which they were f brought here, Colonist cars with bare boards We had to hurt) around at Quebec and.get some straw es and blankets for the cars I do not mmd criticizing the government or else in a matter like this These cars were the rolling stock ot, the government railroad, and as jne- (heal oflicer I will not stand for that- sort ot treatment of the men J i CHINA IS NOT FAVORABLE JOINING Arabs Plot Against the Turks and are Executed Washington, DC, Nov et edition at Beirut of eleven members of an Egyptian secret nhich, it Is claimed, had for its object the dismemberment ,of Turkey, and the creation of an independent Arabic state under tlio protectorate of Great Britain, announced here today by the Turkish Embassy, iyfemberst of the society, the Embassy planned to atianlnaie. Tilgb. .officials and uiauy other luuuilueut .awple, -j ___jn, 28 tion of the Entente Powers that China join the Allies, thus solidifying the East, has not been well received b> President Yuan Shi Kal, who IB Jiot silting neutrality and sac- rifice German goodwill. Japan, ap- parently has not participated in the suggestion, whica is believed to be o{ British origin.! t MOTHER'S SAD LOT London, Nov Jameson, uidow of a former mayor of Winni- peg, is staying at Moiley's hotel She ia endeavoring to trace the where- abouts of her eldest son, wlio has been missing since the fight at Langhemarcu last April She has an- other son with a regiment at Shorn- cliffe____________________________ i DREADNAUQHT IS SUNK HUN Nov. dh patch to the Daily Mall from Rotterdam says "One of araadnauglits struck a mine FVlday In the Baltic Set, and went to the All members ofjne were ed, ejcept 88, who were di ed." ;