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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LKTIIUHIDGK, ALBKHTA TUESDAY, OCTOISBH 1815 NUMBER 261 Cannot Agree With Methods Adopted in the Erupt- ion in the Cabinet is Threatened London, Oct. Edward Car- son, Attorney-General, has resigned from the British Cabinet. Sir Edward's resignation is the first open'manifestation of the divergence ot views Known to exist among minis- ters, and is the result, according to an authorized informant, not of the controversy' over conscription, bvit owing to conditions in the near East. Sir so i'ar has made no per- sonal explanation of his resignation, but it is understood he disapproves of the policy which is being followed in the Balkans, and of the method of confiding tho whole national policy to small "inner cabinets." It is expected that there will be ex- citing debates In the House of Coin- in ons this week, as several attacks on the government are planned by mem- bers of the House over the general military policy, especially in the near East The resignation of Sir Edward Car- son was the first proof of difference tho Cabinet ministers will he able I compose differences, and government without swapping horses in midstream. Military difficulties which confront tho Allies have taken a position of secondary importance for the MOIL being. The Cabinet has been holding long meetings eiiicu the Balkan crisiu de- veloped. Both newspapers arid poli- ticians agree that vital differences of opinion have arisen over the conscrip- tion issue and the near Kast ques tion. In the meantime, party newspapers are carrying on a bitter debate, and 'exchanging accusations ot lack of patriotism, and of placing party and private interests above those OE coun- try. May Have Ejection Dublin, reland, Oct. at the Nationalist convention yester- day, John Redmond said that a grave political crisis might arise any day. CAISSON in the Cabinet. The reason assigned 1 TJie I10Kjtjon Of the coalition govern- for his withdrawal is disagreement j menti he declared, was precarious. It wits threatened by internal and exter- nal dangers. A conspiracy existed among" men ready to sacrifice national unity in the face of tbe enemy to fur- ther their own predilections. It was common talk, said the Irish leader, that a general election ivas the Cabinet's policy in regard to the near East, but the specific point of division is withheld, as in tlte case of the retirement of Foreign Minister Delcasse of France, in whose foot- Bteps Sir Edward Carson, appears to follow. How Will They Settle It? London, Oct. Britain is waiting anxiously to learn whether possible, but Ireland could boast that she was not responnibte for the dan- ger. South African Visitor Says the People There are Loyal A word of cheer from South Africa to Canada in the fight against Ger- man despotism is brought by- R. Mc- Kenzie, a prominent business man ol Queenstown, South Africa, who Is touring Canada establishing connec- tions for a large London, commercial firm. Something of the vile methods of the Germans in an endeavor to create disruption in South Africa, and ot tbe traitorous schemes that General Botha has had to fight, and how in spite ot strife and threatened rebel- lion all about .him, he has won great victories for Britain, la told by Mr, McKenzie. The general elections are taking place in South Africa tomorrow, and Mr. MeKenzie is confident that Gen- eral Botha's party will bo returned, in spite of strenuous opposition by Hertzogr, the opposition leader, who is credited with stirring up much of the strife against British institutions. Treaehero.ua action by Genera! Beyers was responsible for success in getilag the De Wet rebellion start- ed. Beyers went to Berlin, presum- ably ammunition, and sent home ammunition that did not fit the Botha grins. Consequently when the rebellion started tho South African troops were tied hand and foot till other ammunition could reach them. Ridicule had a (rreat deal to do -with suppressing the rebellion. De Wet made it a personal matter over a five- shilling fine imposed upon him by one of the mayors for a small offense. General Snmtz, in parliament, term- ed it "the five-shilling and the term stuck and the ridicu'ie spread until prominent Boers who might have Joined the rebels refused to have any- thing to do with it. McKenzie characterized Gener- al Botha's victories in South Africa as important ones for Britain, and de- clared that the British government was solidly behind Botha1 and very proud of him. He spoke of the magnificent -way in which men had enlisted In Africa, aay- "ng that under compulsory service :here were fire lines of defence. Tbe 'Irst had been called on at the opening of the war, and Immediately after- _ the other lines volunteered overland to Bassano in their f gervice leaving this morning. Mayor Hardie and President Marnoch went up by j train. The discussion of municipal -financ- ing is pec ted .t'o take up a greater part of the attention of the conven- this being the all-important question at the present time. It is expected that Mayor IJardie open up this question in his ad- dress, as he has certain well-defined ideas along these lines which he is anxious to bring out for public dis- cussion. President Marnoch is to deliver an Rdilrcss on Thursday on thr subject rant traglc of the inter-relations between city ing, of Milk Rivet, governments and hoards of trade. Mayor Hardie, Commissioner Reid and President Marnoch of the board of have gone to Basaano today as delegates to the annual .convention of the Alberta Union of Municipali- ties. Mayor Hardie is president o! ifche convention, and will make his in- augural address this afternoon Commissioner ami Mrs. Rmd went ASGUITH BECOMES ILL London, OcL Prenm-.r has suddenly become ill. IJis .state of hualih will re- quire from public atrlivitirs at for a days. Frontier Has Been Cleared of Invaders-Italy Now Declares War on Bulgars A It KM line. The secure-. Oct. Bulgarians "The Serbian minister has handed re-pulsed the whole t to the American minister a protest against the extermination of the civ- ilian population by the German. troops, which will be forwarded to Washington." tnv considered tiro advancing Former Homo Rule leader, who has resigned Sis post as attorney-general in the British coalition cabinet because of differences over the Balkan .policy. Such a shortage of oil and gasoline baa developed among the threshing m mm Brownsville, Texas, Oct. nd the (iKaiiiKt tii'> -More A'iliod trooow are boincr rush- ed to the front, Italy Declares War Home, Oct. via has declared on Hulgarla, accord- in? to an announcement made by the Stefani News Azvncy. Ssrbs Protest j Oct. special from Bu- j cliarest, Rumania, says: Surprise for Central Powers London, Oct. point at which the Russians will strike has not yet been disclosed. The expectation is, however, that the Al'iies have a surprise for the Centraf Powers, and that stops are being taken to bring Turkey to her kueea before assistance can reach her. London, Oct. Charles Carmichael Monro has been appointed to command the Dardanelles expedition, in succes- sion to General Gir Ian Hamilton, who is returning to England to make a report. This announce- ment is made by the War Office. Pending General Munro's arriv-. al at Gallipoli, Major-General Wil- liam Ridel Birdwood will tem- porariy, command the troops. Bad Prairie Fires May Have Been of Incendiary Origin; Much Grain Lost i who was born in 1SGO, was ap- pointed to an army corps last ,Tanu- ty Mexicans who i (.aimed to be fol-iary. He entered f he army In IS7J1, That the big prairie fire which swept crops in the vicinity oi Chin yesterday, and which came near to destroying some farm homes, was not General Sir Ian Hamilton is one of! started from the spark of a Lccomo- the veteran fighters of the British live, is an established fact, accord- Army, having seen service in the Af- ghan war of 187S, the- Boer war of i 1SS1. the .Nile expedition, various lhe paigns in.-South Africa, and the South African war, in whJch he was chief ot staff to Lord Kitchener. He is 62 years of age. -Major-General Charles Carmiclmel rigs in the Foremost section, where lowers of. Luis Be La Rosa, leader oi.ajid served with distinction in South the crops are particularly heavy that the sejf-styleci Texas Revolution, and! Africa hi 1899-1900.. Later he com- the rigs have been forced- 'close down operations, according to informa- were-believed so have come from raauded.a division of the Territorial the .Mexican side of the river last force. to official reports which reached It is bdieved w that the fire may been of tion given the Herald this morning by U. A. Wiltse, secretary of the munjci- staged the most peculiar and bloodiest train rohbery in the south- incendiary origin, and quite possibly might have been started by the hand of some alien enemy who may be about the country in harvesting gangs oi on other work, as there are sev- eral -of" these known to be around. The fire started a considerable dis- tance north of the railway track and swept down towards the right-of- way, sweeping.over the fields Schorn, -Mr. Kemjicr and Mr! Bullock, where mucli of the grain is si.U in who temporarily 'takes command of pality of Burlington, who came for vears, at Olmito, the Brltlsli forces in the Dardanelles, city yesterday to see what could, be''scvcn north of here. As a re-i was wounded in battle last May on the done towards securing a further sap-! tlire.c mcn ,w.cre eir igo Some being spent, in the judge's rooms examining -the coins in the case. A- decision is expected in a days. When yon have managed to gather a Very 'respectable ccftiectiou' private j time liter Mr Downer identified her corns m UK show window of Mr. Brower, a second .hand dealer, also a negro with a considerable edi- cation and a large capacity sand has been struck, has been continued for the winter. tor a) CHARGE AGAINST SOLDIER WITHDRAWN Macleod, Alta Oct 18 rovnt Boldler, named William ROM, ed before Inspector McDonald, at tie Mounted Police BaracK0, on ft chafst of stealing monev from the penon of a.strange harvest hand who Into town, but the cam was withdraw! br tbe nciiee Ithout any Mil ;