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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta I'HIDAY. NOYKMBKH '21, I'.IIO DER IS HELD PutroKntd. via. Lundun. Nov. drawn t'runi the Itft bank of Uio 01- Kussluns lurv'e besun an advawu in tote river. Minister Foreign Affairs Appeals to Pope and lo Spanish Monarch Thai is Total Shipped From This Division of the C. P. R. To Date Attempt to Cross Danube Bucharest, via London, N'ov. attempt In eros.s the at a point niilfrf boutlnvent of Oinrsi on tlit> railroad loading nortliwurd to Hu cliarcst hns been niaik- by TELLS OF CRUELTIES THE DEPORTATIONS No GIHcial Appeal is Made to i the U. Are j Continuing Havre. Xilv. following lete- Rnini Iins licrm sent by tlie Belgian j minister of foreign affairs to the Hoi- j Kiau ministers at Home runl Madrid to bfi conimunU'alod lo Pope Benedict j and King Alfonso: situation in Belgium is becom-, ing day by dn.y more frightful. Raids on the Belgians now extend through- out the vlioln country. If they are not sent to work In Germany in muni- tion factories, they arc .sent to occu- pied parts of France to work on sys- leniH 'of tranches, and slttiiflgic rail- ways to Lille, Aulnay and Givct. The Germans boast of having already de- ported 350.000 men. of materials cnntinue THRESHING DELAYS MR'XT MliiN 1 Dobrudja, the war uf that tho Russian U-OOJJK havo reached Lake Ttishar.l and crussud UK; Kartal river. Rumanians Too Bucharest, via London. Xuv. forces hav: assumed the i tonic forces, tho war office annouuc- ot'fcnsivu iii the province of ed. Destroy Bridges au.vH an official issued to-j London. Home nines north ut An bvorllow uf the Danube is vudii-Cunstanza railroad line. In O1-! thruauiiied and the population ol Do- tenic valley the Rumanians have with-1 brudja is running short of food. Two Miners' Officials Said to Have Been Called in by Govt. and are Now oil their Way to Ottawa IN THE MEANTIME NO STRIKE- It is believed today thai Hie tlnralened roMl-slnkr in District No. IS. M. of A., will not be called tomorrow. The Herald lias it on good authority that the department ol? labor has called two ol' the officials ol' the union lo Ottawa, ami iluil in tlie'ineantinie the miners throughout the district have. Last Year at This Time Nearly! Hushels Had Been Shipped Sworn in Yesterday Afternoon Be Bye-election in East Toronto Grain shipments from Soutliern Al-j n beria for the now crop year have U passed the bushel mark ac-i II cording to reports carefully comuilod] by the Herald. At this date last year tho iuishol mark was within easy reach. The crop movement was heavier last year for the reason that threshing weather was better and sidings in the south were full of empty cars when threshing commenced. For the mist week shipments from j the Lethbridge division have been very heavy, averaging better than 2Of) cars of wheat reaching as Ottawa, Nov. has _ minister of militia. As generally an- high as 300.000 bushels on ticipated, the mantle of Sir are not too plentiful but the s has fallen iiston the shoulders shortage felt some, time ago lias been overcome. v.-illi the object of hindering the afi lotions en masse pass without inci- noon, in the presence of 1-1 is Excel-1 pr'cscut time railway offici- dont. and the Belgians even go joy- !en tb Qf Devonshire. Thelals will not confirnrthe statement, it fully. Tn reality oath of. office was. administered by 1 is stated that there are more freight Critics of Coalition Are Active, Saying Govt. Has Been Inefficient in War Kemp of an. office of emolument under and by preventing them, as in Lnxom- burg, from being or. in exploiting the coal fields oE Liinimrg. "Belgium is delivered over to the violence of the military authorities. while the civil authorities approve and stand aside. -Wn insist strongly that the govern- ment to which you are accredited in- vite the German government to reflect mi the consequences of treason to hu- manity committed in its name. Ger- many. before she is, forced to abandon our country, wants to leave it in a (Condition oV a corpse, but while thus engaged in torturing it, she is putting herself under the ban of nations and instead of imposing peace on her ad- versaries by terror, she is only rais- ins the civilized world against her. (Signed) "BEYBNS." public j The writs will.be issued im- It is expected that nomination day will be December 14th and voting, it any, on December 31st. Hon. A, E. Kemp, the new minister of militia, who has been minister without portfolio in the Borden gov- ernment, is a resident of Toronto and one of Canada's wealthiest manufac- turers. He was born in Clareneeville, Que., in 1S5S, and was educated in Quebec. He.is president of the Kemp Manufacturing Co., of the Sheet Metal, Products Co. and a director of the I National Trust Co., of which Sir Thomas White, 'now minister of finance, was at one time general man- PAVC PAOC !C oAlO LAKt 10 London, Nov. Chronicle's parliamentary correspondent writes: "Rumors are flying a lion t of (be im- pending reconstruction ot" the govern- ment. There does not appear in be much solid fToiinii for them. They seem to spring from a Plate of mind' rather than directly from reality. 1; it is undeniable the house just non- very critical of and dissatisfied the government. i "It is the misfortune of the coals-j tion party that from its nature it ex-1 cites animosity, and repels affection.! and when as now, there is unfavorable! military event or difficult economic! situation, its shortcomings cometn for I scathing'criticism. proirps point to Bnl-1 kans and the submarine menace as evidence of its incapacity to wage war with foresight and vigor. At the other extreme the opponents of con- scription assort our shipping troubles and some of our food problems have been caused by wholesale withdrawal of men from productive employments, and as we enlarge the army so wo- ke inroads in our reserves of eco- nomic strength. "Thus assailed from two opposite sides, the position of the government is not an easy one. It. has few de- fenders in the bouse. The ministers London. Nov. royalist troops have refused to evacuate Katerina as demanded by the en- tente authorities, and General Sarrsif, in command of the entente forces, has warned the govern- ment at Athens that unless an order for immediate evacuation is given he will proceed to use force, says an Exchange Telegraph Com- pany dispatch from Athens today. ager. Has been member for East To- von to since and joined the Bor- den government on the defeat of the Laurier administration in 1911. He is one of Canada's outstanding men of affairs. Fred Krempien, a carpenter, sixty years of age, dropped dead while at work at Vulcan at noon yesterday. Dr. Rivers, coroner from Lethhridge, was iuinimoniid but after inquiry he an inquest was unnecessary. It was quite evident that heart failure was the cause of death. Mr. Krempien had also suffered from kidney trouble for years. He had oijly come recently to Vulcan from Calgary, where his fam- ily reside. The body was shipped to Uidsbury for interment. Sofia, Nov. 23, via London, Nov. 2-1. fighting in the Lake Presba region on the Macedonian front, of the Monastir district, is reported in .today's official statement. Hostile attacks were unsuccessful cast and west of the lake. Extra Vote Offer Closes To-morrow Night A Ballot Good for Extra Votes Will Be Given, for Each and i Every worth of Subscriptions Secured by 9 o'clock To- _ morrow Cash Offered for Best Work Done This r Week and Vote Schedule Also declines'Again After Tomorrow Night. .lust a few hours more remain in whit-h (o secure the 50.000 extra vote ba'tlots. Vhe offer (-loses tomorrow night at !l o'clock; aiid there will be no moro extra vote ballots civcn again during the contest. Make Every Minute Count ISvery candidate in. the list who is planning on winning one of the costly Herald prizes will (lo well to make every mlnntp ot the offer "cmint. for every minute is valuable. H is quite possible to secure enough of the extra ballots by 9 o'clock tomorrow night to change the aspect of the whole con- test. U is really surprising to how rapidly the extras -count up when one goes after them in earnest. Remem- ber, there is no limit to the number you ,can is given for each and every worth of subscriptions you get by tomorrow night Regular Schedule Takes Decline The regular vote schedule declines almost 10% also after 9' tomorrow ,j to a CMieHtioil iu tllc honsc of commons on night Robert Cecil the conviction that most-carcrul precautions were al- ready being taftc-n to sucjire proper disposal of Canadian nickel, and that these stops had-been effected in con- cert with the Dominion governnient. "Has the right honorable geutlema.n read Sir Willed Laurier's statement on the was the question then asked by Mr. Pringle, M.P. Lord Robert answered: think I did sue the statement." OF HOSPITAL IP London, Xov. disavow- al that a German submarine had thlng to do with tlie British hospital shin Brittanic In the Aegean Sea is contained in a wireless dispatch today from Berlin which reads: "According to reports so far at lia-nfl the Brittanic was passing from England to Salonika. For the journey in this direction the large number of persons on board was ex- traordinarily striking and justifies the strong suspicion of misuse of the hos- pital 'ship for transport mirnoses. "Inasmuch as tlie ship boro the dis- tinguishing marks of a hosmlabship, in accordance with the regulations, there can naturally be no ijuestion of a German submarine i" connection with the sinking." All Nurses Saved Athens, Nov. 22. via London, Nov. nurses on the Brittanic were saved as far as is known. Those drowned were stokers and engineers. Ottawa. Xov. are being made by the Dominion hospital commission in conjunction with over- seas organization for the- reception of a largely increased number of various elapses of'YvoujiiJed from "England. Major Tison Kirkby of Winnipeg, who is now linpnly-adjutant-gencral on the staff nf Cnlonel Reid in England, has been in Ottawa conferring with the auihoriUes there on the matter. Ihtjor Kirkby represents that the con- gestion in England could be consider- ably relieved, while better and quicker President (iraluim and Seorelary Curler aTe Ihe men who am now enroule to Otlawii lo confer with the Uihor minister. They left Fernie last night. In the meantime local representatives of the operators have heard nothing of the new move. The operators' association is t holding a secret meeting today somewhere along the line between j Lelhhridge and Fernie. They have kepi their movements quiet. U is believed the sessions are being held in Maclcod. It is understood that the officials of local unions in this dis- trict have not yet been notified of the new turn of afl'airs. although notification to remain al work may he expected within the next few hours. The Herald this morning endeavor- ed to secure so'me information re- garding the situation on the prairies should a strike develop. At the pres- ent time I in; re Is average uf about IGO cars OL coa! daily being shippe.il off this district, between Taber and Crows Nest. Of this about half is domestic coal. From Hankhead and the Edmonton mines there is probably half as much while from Drumheller the shipments havtj been increasing. The shipments have bee-n very heavy, considering the shortage of labor. In fad, it is stated on good authority that a million more tons of coa! "have been mined this year than last. On the face of it, therefore, it would seem that there should be a. very good' cf coal on hand throughout the Crisis Between Duma and Beau- rocrats Avoided by Retire- ment of Stunner themselves have, apparently no liking recovery could be obtained if a large for the role nf .self-vindication, fort proportion of the men, who need ex- uothing of the kind is attempted, tended treatment, were brought bank though perhaps the coming campaign MO Canada. It is also urged on the in the country may do something in 'this direction." Poured Kerosene on Body Literally Cooked- Bride of a Day (Special to the Whitla, Nov. Force, wife of A. H. Force, prosperous farmer in this district, was fatally burned by .a government here that a largo number of its wounded who have been con- signed to permanent base duty be brought back to Canada. These men, of whom there are upward of 5000 in England, while temporarily at least unfit for active service, are capable of engaging in civil life or in base duty. It is contended these men can 1'fUrograd, via London. ..Nov. The appointment of .Trepoff as arine had any-j fterosene explosion at her father's sinlung of the nome lour miles from Whitla late yes night, and this is another reason why those who nre planning on being winners should be making every min- RAID GERMAN TRENCHES ute count. London. Nov. on v Cash Offer German H ouches during last As a special inducement to assist night are reported in the Ihe candidates, ?50 cash is offered at- j clal statement issued by the nn extra prize for tlie best work war office today regarding the this week and next. 'New Franco-Belgian front as fol- this as well as those already entered, havef a splendid opportunity to vein this special prize !f they get busy ami _ make 'the most of the offer. Ail votes secured while working for the special lows: "Last night we raided enemy trenches southeast of Grenay and in the Fcstubert and Bois Grei ier ejections. Otherwise thei e were no events of Im- terday afternoon. She was assisting iii preparing a wedding supper and in order to hasten the kitchen fire was pouring kerosene unoii it from a five-gallon can, when the can explod- iil. enveloping her clothing in flames. Her mother, who was upstairs, felt tHe force of the explosion, hiit blinded bfc- the smoke and flames which started in four different places in tile house, and was therefore nil-; able to reach her until too late. She found her in the yard crawling on her hands aad knees with only her cor- set stays clinging to her body and her flesh literally cooked. Physicians were summoned from .Medicine Mat and all possible was done to alleviate her suf- ferings. She succumbed at five this morning. Mrs. force, who was mar- ried only the day before yesterday, was: the nineteen year old daughter of A. Lyon, a well known farmer and dairyman of this district. BULLETINS CAPTURE HUN SUBS Milan, via Paris, Nov. ish naval forces recently captured a large German' submafiner ac- cording to the Corriere Del Sera. The newspaper says that a British mine-sweeper landed 13 sailors and two officers of the crew of the submarine at an Italian port. HOSPITAL SHIP SUNK London, Nov. British hospital ship Braemar Castle, of tons gross, bound from; Sal- onika to Malta with wounded, has been mined OP torpedoed in Aegean Sea, it was officially an- nounced today. All on board were saved. premier, is announced, ift, tiie news- ji'ajicrs. The council of empire has been adjo.iirned by Imperial ukase un- til December i1. Was Minister of Railways London. Nov. Trep- ofOlussian minister of railways, has been appointed premier, according to a Heutc'r disnuteh from- Petrograd. The reiiriiis Premier M. Stunner, by imperial uliase, has been appointed: grand ch amber bin of the imperial court, retaining his functions as mem- ber of the council of empire. A Potrograd newspaper" says that tho appointment of M. Trepoff as pre- mier, implies tlie necessity that the government make a communication to parliament, explaining impending problems connected with the -work of the government. The retirement of Premier Sturmer and the appointment oOl. Trepoff as his successor probably are the out- growths of what has been referred j gracl dispatches recently as a serious political crisis." The change apparent- ly implies a victory for the Liberal I elements of Russia, over the bureau- cratic regime, for M. Sturmer always has been prominent in the''affairs .of the Russian bureaucracy, while 1L Trepoff in the past in a variety of reform worlr. A recent Petrograd dispatch quoted Professor Paul Milnkoift one of the prominent Liberal as, saying an agreement reached be- tween the government and the Duma, which was entirely satisfactory to .tin representatives of the people. In fact j a. dispatch filed in Petrograd 'Wedues- I day quoted well-informed Russky Slo- vo" to the effect that -M-. Sturmer was convinced the crisis had passed that the existing order would remain without change for the present ai least. MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat December wheat May wheat Local track oats December oats I December, flax 201 180 194 High WEATHER EXAMINE THEfvi AGAiN Paris. Nov. minister of war, has introduced a bill in the chamber of deputies, by which all persons exempted from military service or mustered out as physi- cally unfit prior to April 1, 1916, must submit to .further medical examination. BRITISH ATTACKS Berlin, via SayviHe, Nov Heavy firing began north of the Ancre yesterday- afternoon, the war office announces and subse- quently the British made'several attacks but were unable to reach German positions. PROGRESS IN MACEDONIA Paris, forces on the Macedonian front arc making pro grass in their attacks on the German- Bulgarian lines according to today's war office announcement. The gain of further ground during the continua- 32 tlon of the battle east of Monastir is tfti reported while to the-west the Ital- cabinels of silver and the other urizes, I .are. London, Nov. H Irani A! im, inventor of the automatic s.vstera of fire arms, died at his home here early this morning. Sir Miram Maxim was of Puritan ancestry, having been born in the state of .Maine In 1840. He early sho state of Maine in 1S-IO. He early showed a mechanical inclination, and early in life took up.the work of me- chanical inventions. He Invented the Maxitu gun and other automatic arms. He was a member ,of the firm of Vickers Sons and Maxim, and w; created a knight in 1901. He was also chevalier the Legion of Honour. BURNS Quebec, Nov. 24. The spendid church of the Limollou 'udrisli in this city was burned to the ground early today. It was valued .at cbse'to and was only protected by uartlal insurance. prairies. Great Deal Coal Burned Uut the iusisfent demands from the dealers would not seem to bear this out. Never at thia time of year have dealers had a smaller suuply on hand. One Regina dealer has a coal shed that will hold over 50 car loads, and has not 50 tons in stock at present, The demand from tlie public ail fall lias been very heavy. It is therefore argued that many Saskatchewan householders, who hail no coal stored last fall, this year find themselves with a fair supply- Against- this, however, it ia stated that the far- mers, having had a prosperous, year, have burned a great deal more coal than formerly, and that therefore, much of the surplus which the mines have been turning out baa already been consumed. Under the circumstances, therefore, it is believed that a two weoks' strilio- would result" In an insistent demand from the public that a settlement be arrived at. Locally the situation is not at all bright for a city built over n coal field. In spite of tlie fact that there are about 600 gas connections, there :ias been a steady demand for coal all fall. A few days ago when the Her- ald first reported the-possibility ot a strike the demand increased. Within the past three days, the local deliver- ies of coal have been the heaviest in the history of the city. At one time this morninz there were teams at the higlilme of the Gait mines wait- ing for coal. Many of them wenU away disappointed. Other Southern Al- berta towns are in a worse plight. Macleod reports that it has not eiiuusu coal in store to last a week. Locally the situation would not be bad if the Grace and Duneu mines continued to work, but even then there would be no surplus for shipment to outside points." .Altogether tbe situation at, no nlace in the west is by no imsans, good ,eveu if the mines continued workingMVith full payrolls, and if. a strike and cold spell should develop simultaneously, the situation would be the most serious in the history of the. west Heretofore there have been strikes which Hasted six months, but they generally developed in the Now a strike is threatened at the beginning of the winter season.; Villa Renews Attacks Paso, Tex.. Noy. Villa and ills command renewed their Chihuahua City at a .o'clock this morn- ing, a message received in Juarez stated. Is Repulsed Juarez, Mex., Nov. 24.rr--Villa -was repulsed again today -and his forces driven from their positions outside ol ChlhuahuavCity, it. was announced at, military Headquarters at 1230 pm (mountain time) today. ;