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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2-1, 1915 NUMBER 292 Also Guarding New York Railway Term- to be Plan to Block the Shipment of Munitions New Vork, Nov. New York Herald dispatch from Washington says "In the fear that bomb plot- ters may try to destroy railroad communication through Washington question, from the south .to New York City, persons apparently to stop shipments of mu- nitions, a large force of guards are nn duty in the tunnels leading into Union station anil under the city. 1 (iiianls are the Washington terminal police. Station officials as well as those of the Washington Terminal company are keeping secret, the in- formation in their hands in regard to OLD TROUBLE OVER IRRIGATION IN NORTH IS AIRED AT BASSANO Jtaasanu, Alia., Nov. Trogo, 31r. Speflkman admitted that !u; without drainage. Also tlial seepage faction Eroin dotatio scene of Western Canada Jrriga- lion convention, yesterday afternoon, and succeeded tor just a little while on agreed with all-: Mr-, liad said in throwing the meeting into roar healed discussion, up- which buildings of.the government lit the capital has be.n redoubled on special enli'ancL'S in the building which hous- es the stale, war .ami navy depart-j men Is. They are under orders to if to search of whom they ilotihts. Any one carrying a package of any sort is subjected to question- ing. Hundreds of tourists pass through the buildings daily. Since the bomb explosion wrecked a room in the capital lasl summer and bomb plots generally have kept the government detectives busy, there has been inoru than usual activity lUill UL HULllUU UlbtJUhSlUll, Ml V. llllll Jill Trego, Itucltlcy, Moore, Stockton and ilia J. S. Dennis were- the principal act- t was a euse of three against two, hut .Mr. Dennis up strong by giving the history of the Glefchcn af- fair from beginning to end, anil Hie meeting, getting" somewhat tired of the sparring, suddenly put an end to tlie wordy' warfare by voting to go on with the next order of business. The discussion was precipitated by a paper read by James Speakman, pre- sident of the U.F.A., which was pre- pared before he arrived in town. I-Ie was ready, he said, to admit that since coming to IJasstmo, and seeing the at- titude of the farmers here, IIP was more favorably impressed. fit the meeting, if we to promote- irrigation, we must face difficulties. Around Gleichen, he said, tho far- mers had difficulty wilh irrigation. He d no personal experience in that line himself, but he hail made a study of the western section, and there liu had found much dissatisfaction ami discoiiidgement, and he thought that the question had become so serious that the convention might ilo well to consider the matter and seek a solu- tion. It was not true that there were but one or two dissatisfied fanners, but there were" many, and it was not in any way due to incompetence that they from had failed Irrigation. to derive benefits The trouble was that some of the lands were classed as irrigatable which wore not irrigatable, the .sub- soil being so heavy that tho laud be- came waterlogged and uncultivatable from canals produced alkali, this in- creasing from year to year, until KOOII liliere would be a vast area of land un- fit for cultivation. W. D. Trego explained that climatic conditions were something similar to those he had been accustomed to, b.uf he had found something he could not foresee when looking over the land to was the very subsoil. Robert Stockton informed him Uiat it was no heavier than that of other districts, where irrigation was very successful. It was all a matter of putting the water on at the proper time and in proper quantities. John Buckley was strung to have. the C.P.R. put in a demonstration j farm, and if it can he demonstrated that irrigation could be successfully carried on in the Gleichen district, he wanted to know. Langley Moore said he had irrigat- ed four times, and had a quarter of (CoxTiyuKD ox PAGE 5} an alleged plot to .blow up the tun- amongst the guards here, but now nels. Should such a plot succeed, j the watch is even more strictly kept. topped to Uftianls employed by railroad compaii- ies are constantly on duty on the jaitroad tunnel leading to the bridge over the Potomac river, which is the railroad traffic would be and from1 the south." Redouble.'Ca'pltol Guards Washing''-" of guards about all the principal principal gateway to the south. FOOD CRISIS IN GERMANY London, Nov. is believ- ed: here that the food crisis In, Germany is reaching alarming proportions, despite the strict censorship of the German ment, which, js unable to disguise the facts revealed in all the Ger- man newspapers that come here. Newspapers devote columns to the food problem, the riots re- sulting from and the prices, which are rising all the time. Serious trouble is occurring In many cities as a consequence of the shortage, and advertising col- umns carry a series of announce- ments of what supplies are on han'd. CHURCHILL ALREADY IN TRENCHES London. Nov. 24. pendents Bitish head- Quarters in France" dia- patches announce that 'Winston Spencer Churchill is Already on duty in the trenches. He is attached to the Grenadier Guards. II U.S. AID New York, Nov. How the Hamburg- American line succeeds! in reaching German warships in the At- lantic in August and September, 19H, with tons of coal and large amounts of foodstuffs by means of the steamer Berwirid, an American boat under the American flag, was told today on the witness stand by the Berwind's captain, Fritz Edward Falkcnfaerg. Captain Faikenberg was the gov- ernment witness in the trial of Dr. Karl Buenz, George Kotter, Adolph Hcchmeister and Joseph Poppinghaus, all officials of the Hamburg-American line on trial on charges ot conspiring to derive and defraud tho United States. Berwinri sailed from New York at at night, -August a, ostensibly 'or Buenos "A vies with Poppinghaus as .super-cargo, and in charge. Taking BELCHER GIVEN COMMAND JJouL'Cpl. Robert Belcher, C.M.G., formerly stationed at Lethbridge as inspector of the Jlonntcd Police, has been ajj- pointed to the command of a new battalion, the to. raised at Edmonton for over- 1 seas service. Col. Belcher dis- tinguished himself in the So.utb African war. He is a 1 real old-timer and worthy of the appointment. HUE FREE up 'Captain "Falkenherg's story their movements were as folio First, Poppingbaus ordered him to .Nov. restoratioi Of the temporal power'of the is thft latest bait offered-by the Ger- mans to enlist the sympathy of the Roman Catholic'cause. According to the Swiss correspondent of the Stan dard, Prince Von Deulnw's visit to Switzerland was connected with the scheme of the restoration of Papal sovereignty after the war. This would serve both as revenue upon Italy for her so-called perfidy to her former allies of the Triple Alii ahce, .and would conciliate Romat Catholics throughout the world. Although tlie -Kaiser and his ad risers are. Luthcnms, the German press is running a campaign, inspired (by the Wilhclmstrasse, to support this proposal. Thus the Attagemcine Rundschau of Munich- argues that the Pope's su preme authority and divine" mission .make it necessary that lie should en- joy. absolute -freedom sovereign independence. The threat is made that if Itah should prove reasonable Germany will abandon the idea oi making Rome the capital of a. reconstructed State, but if met by .Ger- many would inflict the supreme hu- miliation upon fier-of establishing the seat of the Pope as sovereign in the capital the Italian nation. Goes to Jail as Result of Fracas Six months in jail was the sentence given' yesterday afternoon by Mag istrate Elton in the city police court to Donas Basin, the Rumanian who was convicted of doins; .grievous bod- ily injury to. a fellow-countryman in Staffordville on Sjinday night. Two other companions. of Sagln, whom It was difficult to connect with the as- sault, were dismissed. Sagin is only nineteen years of. age, and tho as- saulted! man, John Crist, ewore pos- itively that Sagin was the man who struck him over this head with a homy stick. LOCAL OPTION Ban Soldiers From Bars Calgary, Alia., Nov. E. A. Cruickshank, commanding "-Mill tary District No. 13, this morn Ing, issued a regulation declaring hotel bars in this district out of bounds for soldiers, except be- tween the hours of 5 and 8pm and 5 and 7 on Saturdays. Liquor stores are out of bounds altogether. The order applies to officers as well as men, and IB in effect to- ri? This order applies to Military District No. 13, in which Leth- bridge troops are included: Col. Cruickshank, was a Leth- bridge visitor thia morning, but had no comment to make on his new order. ALLIES WIN IN KAMERUNS 'Paris, Nov. announce- ment was made today, of the capture by Frencn uriuaii torces of.the city of Tibati, in the German colony of .Kamerun, Western Africa, as the toon tliat 1 can takc'withbut result a surprise attach sion of the parents." stay within the three-mile limit after change today, caving Sandyhook to avoid British ol- nceij finally at a. m. August 28th, sighted a German fleet of five ships. Parents Refuse to Allow Operation on Defective Baby severe denun- (elation-oi freedom-of spee'ch such as the recent instance of the speech de- livered, by St. Davids in the house "of lords in which he attacked the Brit- .ish headquarters the Earl of I Derby, in-charge of British recruit- ing, 'speaking brioie the stock ex- clcclared that the house a censorship. "The cruisers, but later instructed him to who givcs information to the steer for Cape Rotiue. Jheie he said Lord Derby, "goes by -told to steam hack and fortli as he an namc aild ft should eivca might meet German ships For 3fi just as" much to Speech delivered in hours the lienvind did steam hack the house of lorAs as to lhe man who and forth over a 60-mne course and rjsks his .getting information for tlie After stating that gentleman would made, and no [gentleman would believe Loxd St. David's accusation regarding Lord Ribblesdale's allegation in his recent speech that'it was common knowl- edge that Lieut.-General Sir Charles 'commander of the British ex- pedition at: the Dardanelles had re- ported in favor of the abandonment bi the- Dardanelles Lord Derby said, "The oflice know nothing about it. There have been second .traitor to give him informa- tion and we ought to know who he KEIL! LOSES IN UCT EFFOUT Premier Asquith Has Assured Serbia That the Campaign in the Balkans Will be Carried Through Chicago, III., Nov. Kelly, millionaire contractor, ac- cused of defrauding the Manitoba government, in connection with the erection of the new parlia- ment buildings at Winnipeg, was ordered extradited to Canada to- day by Judge Landis, in the Un- ited States District Court, affirm- ing the decision of extradition given yby the United States Com- missioner Mason, and denying Mr. Kelly's petition for writ of habeas corpus. BIG MIS10 Fl New Yark, Nor. A case re- that of the Bellinger baby of Chicago, developed here todav when a New York physician was con- fronted by the question whether the life of a defective baby should be saved by a surgical operation, de- spife the wishes of the parents. Tlie yrl as_ born last night. Men- tally the chilif appears to Le normal, hut is paralyzed below the waist, has club feet, distorted knee joints and a spinal" ailment which physicians say will prove fatal if an operation is. not performed. Dr. -Julius Goldsmith, attending notified the par- ents that the child's life could be sav- ed onlv i lompt operation. He said afterward The parents absolutely refuse per- [nission for the necessary operation. E could probably child's life, although it would always remain iclplessly crippled. There is no RAILWAY FARE OF RECRUITS FROM OUTSIDE TO BE PAID tors Richards and Thomas I Thomas PS ON IS! m Nov. Asquith told the house of cpnimons today it had been considered advisable to place all land forces on the western front Under one commander. The premier's statement in reply to a question oy Scott Rohertsom The canvass for the Patriotic Fund is still proceeding with splendid results. The Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. has contributed the handsome sum of .and the Herald Co. em- ployees have set aside a monthly contribution that, will total over five dollars In a year. The canvass will continue until the entire city is covered, and ev- ery citizen has been given an op- portunity to contribute. Paris, Nov, are in circulation in Greece that Great Britain and France are preparing for important new efforts in the Balkans. The Saloniki corres- pondent of the Petit Journal says he has learned from a member of the Serbian government that Pre- mier Aso.uith of Great Britain sent a telegram on Monday to the Serbian government giving firm assurance that Great Britain and France will carry through the ex- pedition. Mr. Aso.uith is also quoted as having said: "I can as- sure you France and England are preparing surprises in the Bal- kans. You will shortly have cop- roboration thereof." Check Invaders London, Nov. ory claims to victory in the Bal- kans leave the present situation in doubt.- but it is evident the ad- vance of the Austro-German arm- ies and their Bulgarian allies is not so rapid as earlier reports in- dicated. Apparently heavy fighting is under way in that section of the country where the Teutonic in- vaders are attemptinn to form a junction with the Bufgarians. The fate of Monastir still is in the balance. Reports emanating from Athens state that the Bul- garians, having regard for Greek susceptibilities, are waiting for the Germans to come up and oc- cupy the city. Russia May Send Army Berlin has revived the report that Russia is contemplating a great campaign in the Balkans, for which a large army has been gath- ered at Odessa. who have, given publicity to this report do not seem at all sure Rumania will refuse permission to this army to cross her territory. Greece Favorable In the Entente capitals renew- ed confidence Is professed that Greece is moving toward complete agreement with the wishes of the Allies. GERMANS NEAR DEFEAT London, Nov. Bedmond, in a message fI'oiii the trenches to the Irish people, says Germany is beaten 011 the western front. Lord Kitchener, in a statement at Athens, said that next March, Great Britain would have four million men under arms and would be able to arm and ision six million Russians. The statement was received here today. New York, N.Y., Nov. Paris correspondent of the New Vork Tribune says: "When. Gen, era! Joffre went to London re- cently, three-quarters of the Gal- lipoli armies were then en route for France. Joffre insisted prac- tically the abandonment of the Dardanelles expedition, and that Great Britain .send, those forces with all .possible speed to Serbia. The foremen route were diverted to Saloniki, where they are now being landed, and men from England were immediately placed under orders Serbia. General Monrov 'the correspondent says, was sent merely; to command the withdrawal from the peninsula.. FALL OF GORIZIA IS EXPECTED Nov. looks for the 'immediate fall of Gor- izia, which according'to latest reports is dominated by the ar- tillery oa both sides and .forms a no-mau's-land, READY 10 Paris, Nov. is willing to send a strong armj to Europe it the need arises, the Petit Parisieu says. A statement to this effect credited to Baron Ishn, Japanese Foreign Minister, Lechartier, Tokib correspondent of this news-' aapet. He quotes' Baron Ishii as foU lows: far we have not.consid- ered the pventualitj oi sending an army to Duropc, hut u there is oc- Oasiun, Japan will immediately send m expedition a very strong army Japan does not intend to risk London, Nov 24-Petiograd ie-j to the supplying of arms ports a slight advance along the Stj'r for Russia DV Japan, the foreign rain- river, with sharp checks for the Ger- istei is said to have remarked "Rus- mans on both the nor- ,'.lM? nrcii third of the men mobilized have been'- armed By the end of the month, Ja- pan will have done much toward .irramg completely the other two-' the them and southern positions oi eastern front Vienna, however, there is nothing worthy of reporting. along this line. Nevertheless, there is ap prehension in Vienna and Berlin oi the result of the expected Russian of- fensive in tho- extreme south-east. AN OAT YIELD Authorization to supply transpor- tation into LeVhbridge to my ppph cant who wishes to join the new tic battalion here, has Tiren re- ceived by W. S. Ball, chief recruiting officer Ihis is welcome news'Iodine the recruits through their first drills! T recruiting ofllccro as mans ipplica V to the rink givcs some idea ot a recent recruit with considerable .5. trilning and he is proving a Rreat oats thllt assistance in getting the men ped into shape.. The regiment is for- i tnnate in having the two men to put i tions are beini, received from ail ovtr how fast the men are picking up ihp province 'men' anxious to uril! don the kilts iNciv recruit'-, are K. Matthews, Four days of recruiting' for the toU' Lnglish Hopkinson, English Al- :ahon has brought 75 men into the frcil Oarrett. Jas. Webb, J. Vanbusr anks and thej arc btill cominj! for kirk, Wm. McKim, all American vard in satisfactory numbers. One Jns, Scotch Stanlev Know 1- Ont Nov 24-Thp J Is thal of Mncncan; Jas. Connolls, Brantrord, Ont., Nov. Tho tit) lllLst mtn come m Peter Manser, frish Council has decided hy unanimous vote to submit a local: option bylaw In (ho January elections At Woodstock Woodstock, Ont, Nov local option bylaw will bo tiubimuud iu titu people ot Woodstock at the January WciUon, (Raymond Leader) This, week The Leader dis- lime of reads like but looks like dollars Henry Howes threshed 102 bushel? of oats per" acre from a 35-aci'c field. And "the best of they are all plump, clean, well developed oats and suitable for seed. MARKETS from outsidf. points some from long dislinccs to bign up One man Jns Cunningham Calgirj 1 im, paid his fare from I lit in; bl ind was signed ham Scotch Jas. James "'vemwr. November oats I'ctcr Manser is an old veteran, and was formerly a member of the Kim- on this morning H6 was three ycirs borly Light Dcnison's Scouts, wilh the Gordon Highlanders the Capetown Mighlftndcrs, being, tot 1 The men irt put tlirotiirh dall} 3 Mr and 5 months in South .''A'l- dnlls at the roller b) Inslruc- nra December flax 41J4 179% Hijh Porjciit: 'o WOMAN WITNESS FALLS IN APPARENT FIT IN COURT thirds STOLE WHEAT THAT Judge, jury, lawyers arid spectators in-the Supreme Court-this morning were treated to a sensation, when Mrs. Wm. Lilly, principal in the suit to rp- cover damages from Molluring of Milk River, fell to the floor in the court room, about io.3ij, apparently in a, fit, just as she. was about: to step into.the witness box to.give her evi- dence. v Lilly was treated: by Dr.'lloel- lering while in his'Care in his home that she claims to.have, been .attacked by .Win. by Sirs. Lilly this 'she was taken ill in court, and fell in a fit. She was assisted to the' jury room, where medical, attendance' was 'procured The case is proceeding before Mr, Justice Simmons The alleged assault occurred on Julv 4, last. Mr Lilly, m his evidence _statecl tie condition of his wife uras much worss sjiite the accident of.Jul} 4 and that he could not leave her alone to do tier worfi On cross-examination, however, ho MoeHering, brother of the doctor, n ho admitted that IIP had' had no inkling or any indication of insanity on the was believed temporarily insane at the time and afterwards took his own life. The woman claims to. have suffered terribly at his hands, .and in his evi- ilence this morning, Wm Lilly, her husband, stated .thjit she. was .subject to such fits at the spells of "Take ilm awayi'u.Theae -words were: used pail of Wm. Moellenng previous to Julv 4, when the alleged assault oc currcd ,T..R. Palmer is acting for the plaint- iffs, and A. E. Dunlop for the dcrtncn. The tury in the case indudee E, A. Kwart, R. A...Maynard, Jauies Roaei W. Jlurray, W. r. Nelson aid J, W, liartlett For appropriating to his own uae and- selling wheat which had been seized b> the sheriff under a writ ot execution, Stanley Swatzenbcrger, 3 farmer from the Foremost district; was afternoon sentenced to i one month's imprisonment in mounted police barracks here, by Judge Jackson m the district court. charge and Russian J' The man pleaded guilty to' the gate his nationality as dge Jackson stated that hadE the man understood English bet- ter the sentence given him would been much more severe. The it is understood, has been troubled 1 with'the frequency with which fa era' whose crou or portion ot crop seized, arc inclined to'dely lav in the matter, and son is determined to put the, per fear of the law into tendency to ( ceatenjNil ;