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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1915 NUMBER 271 TO BE HEED 10 New Order-in-Council Authorizes Re- cruiting of More Soldiers Plan to be Adhered to nnt.. Oct. deci- sion to increase Canada's lighting BlOn LU nlul.Kila'; i forces to a quarter of a million men was reached at a meeting ol the 'Cab- inet late yesterday afternoon. So far as can be ascertained no decision was reached as to the proportion of the. infantry, artillery and cavalry to be raised, but the probabilities arc that there wijl be a preponderance of in- fantry regiments in tlie new forces. Although' the order-in-council adopts ed yesterday authorises the creation of .an additional torco oi men it would he only necessary to enlist mcn to bring., the force up to a quarter of a million men.. This is due to Ihe [act that .men have been enlisted It is prob- ahle that the new rural enlistment plan recently announced by the min- ister or militia will be adhered to. The number o! officers to .raise coun- ty regiments already received indica- tions that the plan promises good re- sults Tory Candidate Refuses To Apologize to Sir Sam Oct. A. Westraan, prospective Conservative candidate here, this morning made public, cor- respondence between himself and Gen- eral Sam Hughes relative to remount buying in Saskatchewan, regarding wh'ich thsro has been a recent acri- monious exchange of statements be- tn e-n the two Westman wrote Hughes on' March 5th. complaining Ubout irregularities at the remount depot at Regina. He alleged that un- broken bronchos were bought In the west which wfite unfit :l'or service and had been graded as highly as first class' animals bought in Regina dis- trict. a number of qther complaints. Hughes in. reply demanded an apology from for alleged false statements made about him (Sir Sam) in a letter sent to the prime aun- v igter He alleges that1 Westman was up rascally work in connec- tion with.rcrdount buying and ends by saying that he was more favor- mbly known in the district which Westman sought to represent than Westman himself, and accuses; the Regina candidate of trying to knife in with Bbrden. Westman in his-reply to this re- fuses to apologize, which he says would only satisfy the general's ex- aggeratcd ego. Treating the general's assertion that he knew more pconlc in Regina than he himself, Mr. Westman' said, "Can you -make it twenty-five, all told ?'l-sincerely hope you cannot make it more, because I .can assure you the Icwer people who know you personally and your many vagaries i during the past-six months the. bet- ter it will be -for the Consenative candidate who seeks the suffrage o! ;the people. .Other letters published to- day include one from Mr Westman 'to Hori. Arthur Meijhen -in which '-Hughes is -referred rto as having gone "clean batty.'1 "If lie is on Jus Way 'to a padded cell, 1 Wish him__bon tne Tetter, 'lor the (sooner he' reaches 'that haven the better for the Conservative party-." Warner, Oct. 29 might have easil} developed into a very disas- trous prairie fire started at the rail road track yesterday afternoon, and with the high blowing at the time started merrily away cast, cov- ering close to sir miles before it nas got under: control. The fire started about three milts of Warner, and struck through some open prairie between fields under cultivation, but ovine to the prompt work of Const. Longley, of the U.N.K M P. and as- sisted by farmers m the locality the Are was brought safely under control a little fast of Berrmger's place Mr Berringer's buildings had a narrow escape, the fire passing within a few feet of Ms homeland a granary, hold- ing about 1000 bushels of new wheat also had a clot call, and doubtless would have -one had it not been for the prompt action of Mr. Troidl, a neighbor, who happened to be plow- ing close by, and just had time to plow a good fireguard around tfcs granary Several auto loads of men were rushed out from Warner, but the fire was well under control when they arrived Had the fire ever got across Verdign Coulee a tremendous amount of damage would have resulted, Noted Speaker to Address Patriotic Rally on Monday Dr. Harcourt, a Presbyterian mis- lionary in India, who delivered such a ctimne addresi on the patriotism loyalty of the Indian nation to Britain in the war or two ago, mil under the auspices of the the Empire in Knos ehurch -Monday evening1, on Indfa and her part in the war. The gathering will he altogether of a patriotic na- ture, with musical elections. There will he a silver collection from which til orer expenses will go to the patriotic fund Dr. Harcourt a wonderfully forcefil speaker and can mint in vivid language the noble work tktt is being done (or the eirn fire's cauw hy India, CANADIAN" CASUALTIES iLondon, Oct. Perley, High Commies inner, of the Dominion In London, today, furnished the fol- lowing statistics regarding casualties in the Canadian contingent to Sejn tember SO: Killed in action, officers, 1657 men; of-wounds, 27.officers, 650 men; died of disease, etc., .6 officers, men; wounded, 275 officers, 6875 men, prisoners of war, 38 officers, 1216 men, missing, 22 offirers, 1014 men; 464 11241.men; grand total, iInvaders Hearing Are in Retreat Capture Has Not Been Confirmed London, Oct. position of glon which gives them a strategic po- PROMINENT AGRICULTURISTS AT HOME AND ABROAD wfll address Ninth Annual Convention ot the "Western Canada Erritation Association, to be held at Baasanb; November 23rd, 24th, 25th. (1) J. T. Hinkle, Third Vlee-P International Irrigation Congress, Hennistbn, Oregon. (2) S. S. Dunham, Vice-President, United' Farmers of Alberta, (3) w. H. Pairfield, Experimental Farm, Lethbridftv. (4) B. F. Drake, .of. Irrigation, Ottawa. (5) G. H. Hutton, Experimental Farm, Lacombe. (C) O. J. Wylie, M.L..A., Hon. Cypfeps Hills Water Users' Creek, Sask. (7) G. R. Marnock, President; Let-ibrldge Board of Trade. Athens, via London, Oct. favorable attitude which Rumania is reported to have adopted toward thtij.i entente allies, is engaging the close 'i attention o[ the Greek gaxernment and general staff. A definite outcome of the negotiations of the entente powt'rs at Bucharest is awaited' arii xiously. FARMER KILLED Sasltatoon, Sast., Got. Moleman, a fanner living a few miles north of Lake Manitou, was instantly killed on Tuesday wheii a grain wag- on passed over him. The air CHARLES TUPPER Paris, :0ct. 30. French progress last niijht at Bois En Hachc and the repulse of a German attack this morning .near Souchez.-are set forth in the official announcement given out today by the French "war office. EXPORT OF ALCOHOL Petrograd, -via .London, Oct. "With the object of utilizing heavy stocks of alcohol now available; the finance has recommended the export Alter having beti. refused three times by recruiting officers o! Cana- _ dian military units for active ser- 1 vice, and after paying his own ex- I penses to England and finally manag- ing to get into tha trenches, Harry Wood, a toriutr cmplojco of the Mc- Killop Co r well known about the city, is lying m a hospital m Eng- land, badly wounded, according to mdvices received'in .the city Hatty joined the urst contingent to leave Lethbndge, but got only ae far as Valcartier where ,they iurned him back for disability He at- tempted three times again to enlist, hut met with a similar, fate. Deter- mined to fight for bis country, he finally bought passage [or England, and there managed to gst into a re- giment going to the front; He has bravely pail the price, and is how lUnVing' from bad shrapnel wounds, which are reported to be serious Mr, Wood bad many friends in the city who will be learn of his plight. RUMANIA' MOBILIZES OF HER MEN Paris, Oct. Saloniki cor- respondent of the Pefit Jdurnal learns from reliable source! that Rumania has mobilized men of whom are concentrated iM the Bul- garian frontier the on the Hungarian frontier, where Impreg- nable nave been constructed, Sir Charles Tupper, Aged Canadian Statesman, is Dead in London, Eng. London, Oct. Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., one of the leading nadians reeldlnf In the Land, and- former Prime Minister ol Canada, died today. Ht had been alllnj fdf some'months, and as'he had reached i very advanced age, his death was not Sir Charles had re- sided in England for some yean, but most of bis family resides in Canada, Ms son, Sir Charles Hibhert having practised .law in Vancouver since': his retirement frdhi Dominion politics. W. J; Tupper, another son., resides in Winnipeg Thn death of Sir Charles occurred at Bexley Heath, Kent. Tho official cablegram reads: "Sir Charles Tupper'died peacefully tKIs morning." Charles Stewart Tapper of Winni- peg, son of the late .Tames Stewart .Tupper, succeeds to the baronetcy. He I is a son-in-law of Dr. Charles Morse, i registrar .of the Exchequer Court' at Ottawa, .and is about to for the front, having obtained a commission 'in. the Cameron Highlanders. Life Hlitory Sir Challes Tunpel was the eldest son of the late Rev. Charles Tupper, DD. Aylesford, NS, and was bom at Amherst, NS, July 2, 1821, was consequently 84 yean of aie at his He was admitted a member of tho Royal College or Sur- geons, Edinburgh, 1843, and cpmne'ni- ed the pralctlse of his profession In his native countrj. He entered pub- lic life in 1856, being then to the VN S Assembly as member for I the .unsuocenful candi- date being no less person than the late lion Joseph Howe, then leader of the Liberal parti in Nova Bcotlti, and afterwards lieutenant-governor of the prorince. The following raar, his party came Into power, and "the young as he called, became pro- vincial secretary, and from that time till tb'is the in 1867, Was, perhaps, the most pro- minent figure in local politics, having succeeded to the Premiership in 1864 In.'theraec'omplishment of Confed- eration, and the estabJshment of the Pomlnion of Canada, he bore a con- spicuous part, attending the Char- lottetown and Quebec conferences in going to Eng- land, when the question was settled at the Westminster Palace Hotel con- ference his services in this re gard he was created a C B, and on the formation of the first government in and {or the Dominion of Canada, Is-itc-l to take office therein, waived his claim in favor of Sir I Edward Kenm, to meet obstacles aris- ing in other provinces of the Domm ion He was sworn into the Prlvj Council, June 21, 1870, takins the of- fice of president of the council was transferred to the department of In land Revenue luly 2, 1872, became minister of i customs, February 22, 1873, was still hoidins that of- fice when the Macdonald administra- tion resigned oier the "Pacific scan dal" in the autumn of that jear Dur inr the five years that the Oonsena- live putty was m Opposition, he was Sir John Macdonald's organizer and adviser, and to no one the Con- servatlTp party more indebted than to him for their return to pomer in in opposition, 8lr Charles Tapper elaborated and brousht be- fore Parliament, the scheme of mod- MARKETS Novtmf WEATHER High low Northerly H 30 erate protection tor home industries known as theT "National which was subsequently' adopted and put Into foire by the new administration. In that government, Sir Charles be- came minister of public ;works; after- wards he created the department of railways and canals, and was its first minister. AS such, be carried out the policy of the government in reference to the 'enlargement of the Wetland Canal, the. deepening of the St Law- rence Channel, the improvement of the Intercolonial Railway (securing a surplus of the running expenses m 1880-81, 1881-82, 1S82-83 and and the construction, by a private company, of the Canadian Pacific Railways Sir Charles Tupper "retired from the mm-stry in 18S4, and was from that perlodMip to 1887, and again af- tent arde, the representative of the Dominion in Ixradon, as High Commis- sioner for-Canada In the eai'iy part of the last-named year, as the general elections ap- proached. Sir Charles is as inUted b> to return to Can- ada He again entered the ment, and 'was .minister 'of finance therein -UP to when he re- signed resumed duty In London as HitfT Commissioner In January Sir Charles enter- ed the BpwelL administration as sec- retary of state and leader of the of Commons, and on the re- tirement of Sir ?I Boweil, four months afterwards, Sir Charles suc- cee'ded him .as Prime, Minister of Can- ada The policy of his government, as outlined in iin address jasued to the electors of Canada, included protec- tion to .Canadian industries, preferen- tial trade with Great Britain, the strengthening of national tlefenc- M, the 'promotion of a fast Atlantic lervice, the admission of Newfoundland, and the encouragement of ft larfiflfand depitaole immigration. OX PAOB Serbia is heconiing more desperate dailr. Nish is tliroateneil by the Bul- garians while the Austrians and (Jer- nians arc grjiduallv opening the toward the great Servian arsenal at Rome reports that the Servian capital has been removed to ;i point." According to the latest re- ports from' Sofia the Serbians are in retreat in a westerly direction along tliL- Bulgarian front. Unofficial dis- patches state that a Bulgarian offic- er commanding the advance patrol has dined with the Austro-Uerman staff. The Bulgarians assert they are in possession of Negotin Brza, Pal- anka, Zajecar, Kniajevatz and sever- al villages in the Timok valley re- sition oi primary importance. The complete surrender of Pirot is not claimed hy the war office at So- fia which says the Bulgarians after storming the southern fortifications penetrated the town where night put an end to the fighting. French Have Strumnitza With the exception of the unofficial report that the French are now firm- ly in possession of Strumnitsa net news has been received concerning the militarv movements of the entente al lies, in the Balkans. From Bulgarian sources admissions have been received that the seaports recently bombarded suffered severely. A Bucharest dis- patch says that Russian troops have set sail from Odessa and Sebastopot for the Bulgarian coast. Allies Must Now Prepare Strategic Reserves in East (By Col. Repimrton, Military "Expert oi the London London, Oct. course we may take concerning Gallipoli and Saloniki one thing is certain that the allied staffs oi France, Italy. .and England must prepare strategic re- serves in the eastern Mediterranean, fitted and equipped .to take a. strong position in the Adriatic eastward. British, French anil Italian troops aided by our warshirs and j.ranspoits, ue will be able to strike when and -where we- please But these troops must lie equipped for a special mission, and Many Fires in Country and City The great prevalence of the continued high winds is causing much anxietj the farmers of the' district and even anio'ngst the authorities in the city, where many calls of fire have been sent in during the past lew days Prairie fires, are more prevalent' than tor many jears, and not a day goes hy hut some serious ulaze .is re- pcrtcd from sonic of the country dis- tricts esterdaj a bad fire swept over 6 miles near Warner Today an- other baa1 is racing near Stir- ling Farmers are continually fight- ing fires, and raanv of the citizens of the smaller towns have been called on to help in many cases In Letlibridge there have been 17 calls for fire during October, a great- er number than for dn> month in the historv of the department Most >the fires have been serious ones, quiring the attention of. both fire stations the depart- ment was sailed to Montana turn, where the attempts of an em- ployee to burn the grass had resulted in what nearly was a had fire must act under a common impulse. Egjpt, Cyprus and Malta would he our bases in this new campaign, Brin- disia and Taranto Tor Italy and Mar-r seilles, Corsica and North Africa for France Uc nave lost tne first game, but this is no reason why we shoJd lose rubber. We have to meat a new 'Qermari strategy but in our own wav and nots.a's the Ger- mans .wish. To run on" and fight tne vulgarians and''-Turks more need Is to plaj the German game and accept the German -dictation of.initiativeT Washington, Oct 30 Secretary Robert Lansing announced today that the !naV> department had definitely established the fact that the frag-, mcnt oi engine of war which sunk the Allan liner Hesperian was part of a torpedo The German govern- ment has persistently denied that tho Hesperian was torpedoed In the opinion of the United States naval the fiagmcnt could have been a part of a marine mine The secre- tary said the result of the navs de- partment's investigation would communicated to the German govern- ment diKct or to Ambassador'Bcrns- torff. _____________ JUDGE JOHNSON DEAD Vanleek Hill, Oct %Honor Judge Adam Johnson of county, died here, tonlfht, aged VI yeanr. tondon, Oct. crtinet charir ges in France are finding an echo m the discussion as to the advisability of creating a British war council to consist of the .Premier, War Secre- tary and First Lord ol the Admir- altv to have supreme direction of the war Paris, new French met, headed by Anstide Briand as premier and minister of foreign af- fairs; came into existence tonight: -This is the first time in the history o( the French Republic that there is coalition ministry ol all the opposing parties snd [actions It follows close- ly on the recent innovation ol form- ing a British coalition cabinet ol Conservatives and Liberals Ine extent ol the coalition is shown by the lolloping representatives from the various parties __ 'The radical represented by M a former premier, M. Co'mtes, another former premier, and Rene Renault, one ol the fore- most parliamentary leaders ol tin The Independent Socialists have as members M. Viviam and Paul Pam- leie The Socialist group is represented by Jules Ouisede who has been the Socialist head since the death oJ Jules Jaures The Democratic left has as jnen- hers Gabriel Gmsthau aid Thierry, while the Radical left has; Etienne elemental as its The Royalist and clerical ___ is represented by Denyi This embraces all the ptrtiw groups in parliament which to, have bam arrived M, Melinev lotk to the old, school tendencies.and ire not the pttlianttv _ r -fj ,mt: ;