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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta In Big Rally, Raise Nearly in Support of Fight for Peoples' Rights BIG DONATION ALSO FOR SAILORS' RELIEF r? E. W. TOB1N Liberal Jl. V. for Richmond and Wolfo Que., who died last week. jFotal of Handed Over For Widows and Orphans of British Sailors Tito Greeks of Lethbridge, in n fathering in the K. ot P. hail yestcr- Say afternoon, marked by the great- est enthusiasm and unanimity, pub- [icly expressed their undying confiden In ex-Premier Venizelos and approv- of the revolution'which lie is now carrying on in Greece, and "expressed pmew their ballet iu the great princi- ples of democracy for which the true Hellene has ever stood. The Hellenes save tangible ovi- Jence of their feelings, when, in a Spontaneous burst of generosity in- I snire.cl by the eloquence of orators in their mother tongue, thoy crowded forward at the close of the speeches donated cash to the amount of S710 50 of which Is in aid of the Venizelos revolution, and another 1325 in aid of the IJrltlsh sailor's re- lief fund which has recently been in- kugurated In the city. The "meeting will go down as an historic one in Lothbridge. To give (special mark to the day, the Greek [.'restaurants and stores were closed lor the afternoon-and evening. Scarcely more than a score of the Greks were present at the meeting, but the spirit that dominated the catherlng was a remarkable one. Roused to a high pitch ot enthusiasm by the addresses of clever orators of their own tongue, the Hellenes came forward at .the cl.ouo of their Substance with a- generosity mat was nn inspiration to witness and that will prove: example for many of the British citizenship in the city who have been indifferent to causes of a patriotic nature, in this hour when the best blood of the country Is being spilled upon -lac battlefield jiremacy of civilization. The size of the donations surprised -even the leaders iu the meeting. From the proprietors of the larger cafes with their donations down to the waiters and the store clerks who were proud to give half a week's salary to the cause, thoy canie forward, then- faces .alight with'' eager smiles, and hands outstretched with the money they were glad to give to the support of a cause that is dear to the Hellenic Hwas'nt first intended that the Pa- triotic fund be presented with a dona- tion but as there are many supporters of tills fund iu the city, and the sail ors1 relief fund has been but newly inaugurated, the meeting decided that this fund should receive their pam otic donation, which after the had been subscribed for Venizelos and his revolution, amounted to -The Venizelos tund will be forward ed to the great statesman personal y at Snloniki. The money for the sail ors' relief was handed over to Mayo Mardie this morning. At the meeting yesterday some von clever speeches were made by M Melledoriis, a .brilliant young tree who has recently come fro' New York .1. Yannis, a former Gree journalist, and by John Kcntros, whos spontaneous oratory brought th Creeks present to their feet wit clieers'and acclamations for Venize ibs and his cause and the cause p the allies. Mr. Melledonls spoke i clotiuent terms of the noble trad tions of the Hellenic race, and of th conditions which (brought about th Balkan wars and the present war, i ivhicli Greece nation should hat participated on the side of the allie Mr Yannis said the meeting was ui animous iii the decision to aid Ven zelos !and his revolution to the u most of their ability. The Greeks today must cast in their lot with th allies, whether it be for life or deal Where France, where Britain, whe iRussia is, there a'so should be Greec fTiiis course alone could she take she is to' lie guaranteed the restor tloa of iier historic rights. The Creel must assist Veimelos to once again establish the constitution of the pco- Ile, that Magna Charta of Greece which to'day, has all but been torn to the meeting, nn adjourn- ment was made the Greek club, whore a dinner was served, and fur- ther speeches made. Thanks ot the gathering was expressed to The Her- ald for the co-operation in placing be- ,fore tlie true attitude of thTherfonowlns are the donations for Lieut; Goode Meets Death In Action While Bravely Engaged In Hazardous Task Complete particulars of the death of Lieut. H. Goode, in France, have been conveyed to Mrs. Goode, who is at present at Chatfey's Locks on tho Kidcau river, Kinpton, Out. Ma- jor liodwell, of the KiiKincers. in a I letter written in France on faept. London Papers Comment on Uitther Grave Situation That Exists on Eastern Front TEUTONS CAPTURED IMPORTANT PASSES Dear Mrs. Qoode.-lt is with a hea- vy heart that I write to you of the death of vour husband, Lieutenant II. I. Goodci of our battalion. Beiore von receive this letter you will had that -terrible teleijraiii from ami your sorrow', JIB well as our The circumstances were these: On tlio latli ol September the Canadians attacked ana captured a large section or the enemy line. Our most advanc- ed position was In a village about yards from an old front line. It was impossible to take wagons into this villagu as all roads and. ia fact, all fields over the entire area wur- one mass ot shell-holes. So it becani Adjutant-Genera the Ottawa, roport- ing vour. husband Every' olficer in the regiment felt the fears in his eyes when he heard of the death of this well-loved com- nwlest man. M e deeply his loss rade anil 'brave ami cannot tell you lio lecessary kind road ilito the villaKc such that limber- ed wagons could pass over it with supplies and ammunition. This work was assigned to our unit at noon Sept. Hith, and at one o'clock the first party moved off to locate the route. out with a Later on Mr. Goode came wagon load of material lor Ogilvie Agent in South Makes No May Fight Extradition Proceedings A. P. Voorhees, agent for the Ogil- vie Milling Co., at Welling, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of de- frauding the company. He will be sentenced next Monday. Voorlioes, who was committed for trial last week by Inspector Chaney at the Mounted Police barracks, came up before His Honor Judge Jackson this morning and elected speedy trial. He immediately pleaded guilty and was remanded for sentence. No evi- dence was necessary on the part of the prosecution. The thefts to which Voorliees plead guilty have going on since .May.' Over ?4.000 is involved ''cheques being issued for wheat ipposed to have' been delivered oyd and Eugene Nelson, but which is alleged lias "never .been -delivered Eugene Nelson is now in the Mount 1 Police barracks here awaiting pre minary trial. His brother Lloyd as arrested recently at Salt Lake ity and is being held pending the ar val of a Canadian officer. It was ated Saturday that he would waiv xtradition hut the Crown is in receip f information this morning that h ill light extradition proceedings. Th vo brothers are being held as accom .ices of Voorhees. London, Oct. situation on the Rumanian front occupies a lead- ing position on tlie news and editor- ial pages of the London newspapers. The Rumanians, according to the lat- est official statement, Have been forced back six or sever, miles at one point into their own country. They are making a stand at Rucaru, which is a small town toward the southern end of the Torzburger Pass. At Ru- naru the Austro-Germans are well be- ow the highest level of tho pass. South >f this town the road runs ten miles hrough a rolling country to the rail- Artillery of Huge Calibre So Close Now h Is Impossible To Pass Between. HUNS OUTDONE NOW BY ALLIED ARTILLERY of Campulung, is prac- ically the liead of the Rumanian ilain and 75 mile's from Bucharest. The Times notes: "The enemy has advanced jnto 11 u- nania through the Torzburger and tlie Rumanians ore fighting on their own soil at Rucaru. Apparently Jiey have temporarily lost possession of all but the southern of the Horzburger pass. Further north the enemy penetrated to the r-f the Citoz pass but was driven Hack in a fierce eucouter. In other passes, the enemy is making no progress, out until effective help roaches the Ru- manian second army we must expect varying fortunes in this district." Situation Unchanged Berlin, Oct. 15, via London, Oct. the Rumanion province of Dobruoja, where the troops of Field- Marshal Von Mackensen are operat- ing, the situation has undergone nc change, according to the German offi cial statement. In Macedonia strong attacks made by the entente alliet forces west of the Monastlr-Florina railway failed.. Fighting is in pro gress in the bend of Cerna river, in southern Serbia. Says Germans Winning Berlin, Oct. 15, via London, Oct. 1C. troops Saturday repulsed Rumanian attacks on both sides of the Szeurduke pass in eastern Transyl- vania, according to today's official German statement. A portion of the ridge captured by the Rumanians-Fri- day was retaken by the. .Austro-Ger- mans on Saturday. Serbs Repulsed Sofia, Oct. 15, via London, Oct. 16. Difficulties Over Appointment of Secretary Leads to Resign- Statement Ottawa, Oct. 15. -It is officially an- UUUlvva, 'J'.'.. lounced tonight that Sir Thomas Tait has resigned his position as directoi of national service, to appointed some time ,-hich he was atro He wil appomieu nu..." be succeeded by E. B. Bennett, 11. P. for Calgary. An official statement to which was attached correspondence which has been passed by Sir Rober Bordeu and Sir Thomas Tait, ore given out tonight as follows: Great Grey Cruiser Now Con- veying Royal Ceremony at Halifax Halifax, X. S., Oct. gave a respectful and Quiet send-off to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duch- ess of t'onnaught and Princsss Pat- ricia, upon the occasion of their de- parture from C'an.Tla lor England at the end of the Ion? torm of his Royal Ritchie Doiman has been awarded the Military Cross. Informa- tion to this effect was cabled to 3. N. Rltchio Highness as ada. London, Oct. an account of the latest Anglo-French at- tack launched on the Somme front Thursday afternoon, Beach Thomas, correspondent of the Daily Hall, says: j "Though comparatively small was the infantry advance the day was one ot colossal artillery duels. Never in the world's history have guns answered in such number. The sizes tity of them leaves one aghast." He mentions the new British 18-inch weapons, which are heavier and more powerful than the famous Krupp "Fat Berthas" or tie 16.S inch howitzers and also the mobile gun of 12-inch cal- ceremony and formality, no flag-wav- ing, no military display, no bands, no was caulou cheering, and no artillery salute boom- L. M. Johnstons, of; jng a noisy farewell. The public ot Halifax had not been informed that the grim grey cruiser moored to No. 2 wharf had been selected for the duty of conveying to the mother country the retiring governor-general of Can- ada, and his family. In fact, it was A few days ago the Herald recorded not known that their departure was Kltcnio oy the 113th Battalion, Lethbridge who was an intimate friend of-Lieut. The cable also says that Lieut. Don- nan will lose one of his legs below the knee. the fact that Lieut, itonnan was woun. ded and in a hospital in France. Lieut. Donnan was with the signal- ling corps in the Canadian Engineers. He was well known in Lethbnage, having resided heri iu recent years. to take place from Halifax. The Royal party was received by the naval and military officers, and civil officials including the admiral com- manding the North America squadron 1 having resmuu IKSI- and his staff, the captain superinten- "This incident which led to he first came Col w E. Thomas Tail's resignation arose out he ranched on the Little now _ r, A n J. of his proposal to appoint G. M. Mar- an- secretary of the Canadian Manu- facturers' association, to the position of secretary of the directors of, na- tional service- All proposed appoint- ments are IrTthe regular course sub- mitted to the government for approval In order to accept this appointment, however, Mr. Murray resigned in ad- vance his position as secretary of the Canadian Manufacturers' association Objection was taken to the proposed appointment of Mr. Murray on the ground that a circular which he had issued, to the members of the Cana- 1 f Olan li.vj a--- ;ss as governor-general of Lau- big beyond the previous There was absolute absence cf pagination of the soldiers, and which hjts a target eleven miles distant, also lesser monsters and especially 9 2 inch and 8 inch guns, which wero so close in places one could scarcely pass between them. "German guns." adds Mr. Thomas, 'multiply, but always.the allies out- multipiy their multiplication." French Penetrate Hun Lines Paris, Oct. their at- tacks on the Somme front last night, the French penetrated German posi- tions at Sailly-Saillisel and Salllesel, the war office announced. They occu- pied a house on the edge of the road to Bapaume. The Germans made a, violent counter-attack, and the fight- Sofia Oct. 15, via .Lonuon, uct. ID. the government cuum of strong Serbian attacks approve of Mr. Murray s ap- in the Monastir sector, is reported In -ointment to the position mentioned. .i ;c.exnH hr. Hip i rt _i.-i__ in Ttr Wrote a Voting on the money bylaw to raise bout for extensions leetric light department lines ake place tomorrow between lours of, Jiine in the morning ;ight in the evening. .Burgesses as- sessed for or over.are entitled o vote. Tlio poll.on.the nor'Ji side vill be in Westminster scho j! gyro and on the south side in the Centrr.l school. Application forms for-tenants wish ng to register for the, municipal Jlec lions will be found at both polling oooths. .1 ssue dian Manufacturers' association, on behalf of the' executive committee of that body, misrepresented a communi- cation to him from tha minister of finance with regard to the use of Cana- ueni OL me uuv.n Thompson, D. A. A. G., Lleut.-Col. J. D.S.O., Lieut-Col. E. J. Chambers, gentleman usher ot the black rod and, the chief press censor of Canada, Hon. F. B. McCurdy. M.P.. parliamentary ment of militia and defence, E N Rhodes, M.P., deputy speaker of Ottawa, Oct. 16.-The, sixteenth va- cancy in the House of Commons is caused by the death of Edward W Tobin Liberal member of Parliament and Wolfe, Quebec. There are three- vacancies in .Nova Scotia, one in New .Brunswick, one eciuipnient UL LIU; ,Viv. i while in Great Britain. It was felt thaljitoba. while this circular remained uncor- Five ol wniie s c the government could not con- ilie official statement issued by war office today. NEW YORK GREEKS TAKE ACTION un -ir. Murray wrote a to Hon. Mr. Kemp and also a let- ier to Hon. Sir Thos. White, in which he frankly admitted his error in frani- ing the circular. Upon receiving the 3 letter from Mr. Murray containing this A acknowledgment It was felt that no further objection on that score couh1 New York, Oct. than Greeks in the Un- ited States have been invited to.join the Venizelos party in the United States, which was organized at a meeting of n" 000 natives of Greece here last ni'ht This is the first of a series of meetings to be held i in the principal cities of the Uniled States. I LUIUicl UUJGV.I-IKH raised. However, Mr. Murray ap- parently thought that as objection hod been raised in tlio first instance he A i could not consistently accept the pos- A ition which had been offered him by Thomas Tait. As a result of this Thomas Tait felt called upon to En, and his resignation has been prime minister." 'it is questionable whether bye-elec- tions will .be.held in the term of the nresent Parliament. Mr Tobin had been a member of the House since was in his 52nd year. He was a general merchant and lumber dealer al Bromplonville, Que., and was very wealthy. v A VENIZELOS GOVERNS 4 A CRETE NOW y London'; Oct iG.-Tlie tente Allies have formally re- cognized the provisional gov- y A envment of Greece in the island v A of Crete, set up by Venizelos. v the house of commons. Their Royal Highnesses stepped from their car "York" as soon as tho train came to a stand-still and the Duke after shaking hands with the principal naval officers, accompanied the Duchess and Princess to the'up- ner deck of the shed. From. Ihe'head rif the stairway to the ship's gangway a guard of honor of the Royal Marine artillery was drawn up, and presented arms to this distinguished corps con- sequently falling the honor ,of paying final official honor on Canadian soil to ing still is iu progress." Three Miles from Bapaume Berlin via London, Oct. troops Sunday attacked German .pos- itions northeast of Gueudecourt, three miles south of Bapaume and penetrat- ed the German first line, but the ground was recaptured, says the Ger- man official announcements. French: trooBs-made an attack on German pos- itions west'of the town of Sallly-Sall: lisel, the German statement adds: At- tackers were driven back south of the' village. Says Russians Defeated Berlin, via London, Oct. at'acks were made by the Russians on Sunday In Volhynia, east of Lutsk.; Today's official announcement says that these assaults broke down with severe losses to the Russians. His Royal Highness. The Duke, having inspected th arid guard, conducted the Duchess Princess to the gangway, and as they stepped on 'board they were received by the captain-of the cruiser and his officers. One of the last glimpses of .the royal transport, revealed three figures on the captain's bridge, an erect soldier- like figure in khaki and two ladies. Those ashore who knew -who, they wero respectfully raised their hats and turned away with something .sus- piciously like lumps in their throats. Lord Richard Neville, comptroller of the household, Captain Mclntosh, A.D., C., and Captain Morres, A. D. C., remain in Canada and will form part of the staff of the new .governor-gen eral, the Duke 'of Devonshire. Knight Repudiates State- ments Re Beet Industry x (Special to tlie "Herald) .....sponsibilit.y for the report in the Cal- Raymond, Oct. H.-Ray Knight, I gary paper. I cannot understand why mm I should be reported in such a light, manager of the'Knight Sugai pany, strongly, repudiated the atate- thc revolutionary fund: Aleck Aperges Kyrtozis and .N. Elliott Mrs N. Kyriazis Andrew Nicas Anton Brothers............. Cieorac .Gayros............... 60.00 5.00 fiO.OO 50.00 Page mentis credited to Vjim in a 'recent press report appearing .in the Leth- bridge Herald orisinnting in the Calgary News-telegram and printed in that paper, in which he was report- ed to have made the statement that the sugar beet industry 'was' a failure in Alberta, and that the chief reason for ts failure was the lack of. women, and children in the country adjacent to the factory. Mr. Knight Is incensed at the report as his testimony before the commis- sion has been grossly distorted. "When seen yesterday by your correspondent Mr. Knight said: "I was summoned before the royal give information on the beet sugir indus try. I went to Calgin willingly and endeavored to give a cleir truthful report. In no partiiulai did I evei in fer that white women worked in the beet fields in Raymond and not once did I say anything against .the soil .or climatic conditions in this province as teing unsulte'd to the production of beets. "I feel that a great injustice has been done me by the continued Mr. Knight and I diacttUm any re 1 5IH.U1U UK deeply deplore the incident." Later the writer shown the stenographer's report .ot Hay Knight's I evidence before the royal commission; the report that will appear in the offi- cial blue book covering the investiga- .ion. This report clears.up the whole matter and totally exonerates Mr. Knight. According to his testimony the sugar factory was built in 1901 at. Raymond. Three hundred and twenty-five thou- sand acres of land were purchased Made In The Lethbridge District records in cropTields are com. by Steve Arent of slightly over.58 bu IU w. ___ __ ___] dlctl-iff- 111 Winnipeg, Oct. to Mr. Row'botham, who made an audit of Carter-Hall's books for the Gait Commission, he found that the in campaign con- tributions made by 'the cohlrae- tors-to the Conservative party dur- 'ing'the time they were working on the Agricultural college build- was charged up'to cost of construction. ing in now that threshing has been resumed. Herald learned of a nan at Xobleford who has a yield ot 76 bushels from 10 acres. The aver- tge in the Lethbridge district will eas- !y reach 48 or 50 bushels to the acre while stubble crops are yielding all the way from 30 to 35 bushels. A con- tinual stream of wheat is now pour- ing into the elevators' throughout the district, and a constant stream of gold is pouring 'into -the pockets of thflrjar- mei-s and incidentally into the pockets of the businessmen. in the towns and POSTPONED SESSION Athens, via London, Oct. 16. sand acres of land were purchased Oonstantine today signed a decree from tho Alberta Railway and Irrlga- j for ,one month the meet- tlon company, six or seven ot which j1 the nreei; of deputies, was under cultivation. The rest was, according to the constitution, used for grazing. The factory cost _ Its capacity was 400 tons of beets every 24 hours. From each ton of beets 230 pounds of sugar was pro- j, duceci on an average. Mr. Knight said Spot wheat this was very high and as they always Track wheat.......... made a superior quality of sugar a I October wheat........ ready market was easily found. He December wheat...... said the sugar refining business would October oatt........ be a highly profitable business pro-j viding the beets were available. They i 162% 163% WEATHER viding the beets were avanaoio. inuyi ilso made money out of raw sugar im- Hi8h 71 ported frrim Porto Rico and Germany. Low r 45 iven amle tarit pore r The industry was given ample tarijt (CONTINUED ON acie Cars shipped from Tabei this fall number "20, with 50 POO DUShels re ceived at the various elevators. MACLEOD Macleod, Oct 16 -i he fanners and the threshing outfits aie all working hard around this district to get thresh iiig completed However, they could do with some more help in places to gather in the harvest One can often see team after team making its way towards the elevators, or to the Mac- leod flour mills, which, sometimes is surrounded bj teams Baiting to let Oct "has just been received here to the effect that 'te Alexander Callle, who enlisted in he 13th C.M.R. in Macleod last May; las received a gunshot wound in the head Pte. Alexander Caliiet Is By well known Macleod man, he wwi. about thirty-eight years of age, and has also served on the city council. tie is a 'brother ot John Callie, pro- prietor of the Pioneer Furniture stores, In which he was also a part- ner. He is lying at -No: 2 Australian Hospital, Boulogne, France. Lieut. Tom Murray, late manager of the Macleod Lumber yards, has been reported gassed. He enlisted in Macleod in the 13th Huns Making Ready For Peaee Berlin, via London, Oct. German government has already made plans lor transition o( Germany s in dustries from war to peace basis Dr Karl Heiffench, vice chancellor, jes. terdai addressed the budget commit tee of the Reichstag at length on the situation, Ibe transition would be made under the government's par 'ticipation and supervision Ba (COKTIMTED ON 4) Ottawa, Oct 16 ar being made by the military hospital commission to 'treat in hospitals i Canada from one thousand to fitted hundred Canadian soldiers, von xU der treatment in 'England tat matic troubles They will to Canada soon o> the Btcetsf accommodation hospital wnl nwnt urn-he yroviied. ;