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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1915 NUMBER 239. Allies Give Up Hope of Winning Over Cabinet Will Act Mobilizing Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 20, via Lon- don, Sept. apparently is on Hie brink of war. People general- ly believe that hostilities are immin- ent. Military authorities have taken possession of the mil ways ami ordin- ary traffic haw been suspended. People Favor Allies London, Sept. Times cor- respondent in Bucharest says in a dis- patch to Us paper that the agitation against the prc-Gcrmau policy of the Bulgarian cabinet is extending through put Bulgaria. Numerous telegrams have, been addressed to the Premier, asking the immediate convocation of the Chamber of Deputies. AH the opposition groups which fav- or an agreement with the entente powers will now be reinforced by the greater part of the Stamolovist." Bulgars Ordered Home Berlin, Sept. 22, via Bulgarian legation has notified all subjects of that country in Germany that Bulgaria, on September '21. or- dered a general mobilisation. All Bulgarians of military age must re- turn to their country immediately by way of Vienna and Rumania. Bulgaria With Teutons Sofia, Sept. 20, via London, Sept. representatives here of the Entente Powers generally re- cognize that their cause is a lost one, and that Bulgaria is manifesting clearly a tendency -toward the Cen- tra] Powers. This is due ,to the dis- satisfaction of the government at Serbia's reply in the negotiations for territorial concessions in Macedonia, and at the conduct of Greece in this connection. Greece to Act Athens, Sent; '22, via receipt of the news that liulgaria had ordered a general mobilization of her troops, King Constantino of Greece summoned to conference Premier Von- izeloz and members of the general staff of the army. The Premier sub- sequently called a "meeting of the Cabinet. Capt. Pott Was Brutally Murdered by Traitorous Wounded German Soldier That .Captain Pott, the gallant charging the. German lines, passed Bridge fell in action with wounded.: the Canadian-, forces at the famous battle- of Ypres in April' IftStV'-Waa, really brutally murdered by a wound- ed German soldier, whose life he had spared 011 the field of battle during a is stated in a letter received in the city by Sirs. Emery, from her is with the headquart- ers' staff Col. Stewart's artillery brigade. Mr. Emery states that while in Eng- land, he met a soldier of the'fighting Tenth, who was with Captain Pott, in the charge in which he lost his life. He states that Captain Pott, while ._ German- .tying, in the field, who cried to him to spare him. Cap- ..tain Pott passed along, when the Ger- man turned and'shot him down with his own-gun. Some time ago, the dispatches from the front carried the story of a Can-, adiari officer who was brutally killed I in this traitorous fashion, and this of-1 LOOKING TlIlfOUGII THK PURLSCOi'K OF A KiUTlSH HUB.' Some Fields May [Slowly Battering Down Defenses of the f 4' rt, 1 belgium Aii unusual photo .shewing the .interior.qf a British sub. in the war Trie officer is looking for possible prey. At left is a steering wheel. Go Seventy to Acre Cjirmanaiiy, A'.la., Sept. the or bis yields continue to come in from all uirt-ctiocs, the fact that this year's crop has been underesii- niaU'ci is qnitB itiahi. We have not had ;i from a crop limt has not gone over 40 bushels to the acre, while the most of the yields so far I reported are in (he neighborhood of bushels to the acre. Some fiaim that tliers are crops in this district (hat look good i'or 70 bushels to the acre. Mr. Alex. Casement, who is thresh- ing east.of the river, tells of big yields. He says that two farmers have offered to pay him at the rate of 50 bushels to the acre, and not use the weigher at a'il. -Mr. Casement has refused'this offer, thinking it-would j be a losins proposition, as lie esti- mates the yield at well over this fig- Germans in France by Use of Heavy Artillery Ml LEI UN Berlin, Sept. 21, via Sept. of G2rr man submarines have been given strict orders, it has been learned that in case of doubt as to the Intentions of lin- ers, they sre to take the safe course, and permit the ship to es- cape, rather than run the slight- est risk of error. finer is now believed to have been Captain Pott. The officer was, fgr years a resident of Loth- bridge, and is an old South African veteran. He enlisted at Medicine Hat, where he had lived for the past two years. Magrath, Alta., Sept a re- cent meeting of the Town Council, the Question of the purchasing of the Fair Grounds was taken up. The secretary drew the council's attention to the warning of Judge Jackson-that if new- ALBERTA TROOPS j ARRIVE SAFELY Ottawa, Ont., Sept. troop ship Metagama, called from Canada, Septem- ber 11, has arrived in England In She had on about 1700 troops, chiefly from A'ibertii and Manitoba. Lethbridge men anxious to serve their King and Country will have the opportunity presented to them on Monday, when Major Morfitt and Lieut. Taylor of Calgary, will be here to recruit for the 82nd Battalion, Lleut.-CoI. Lowry, com- manding. Recruiting will take place at. the Armories all day Monday. In- tending recruits can secure all Informiation, and pave the way for enlistment without delay on Mon- day by seeing W- J. Nelson, the Third avenue merchant. All re-, cruits offering wlll.be taken pro- vided they are physically fit. warning of Judge Jackson that if new- rt C debentures were issued entailing 1n i I QrhTM31fVn creased property valuations nest kJlCU L VsalllUaiXll IUI 1 UUllL he would certainly upset the whole 1 Subscriptions to assessment. Mayor Ririe thought the Judge was very presumptions, and said It was a new procedure for a judge to render a decision before the evidence was given. 'Alderman Stoddard wanted to know who delegated Judge Jackson to run the town of Magrath. He also thought it was a bad break for a judge to ex- press an official opinion on a ques- tion which would possibly arise In the future. ther discusK the fata of the Y.M.C. A. here, Borne oi these wflre Thai the people's money is invest- Iiw .......M. eii in this a: However, the council took" a very j ness proposition, it must not fee al wise steo and .tabled the matter, 1 lowed to go under, virtually means that the "pro- jiosal is dead .BO far. as the town is concerned. The Mayor and council keenly regretted to abandon the pro- Scyora! things were made quito ca'JL a meeting of the creditors and plain bv the speakers at the meeting reach some terms with them for the of held to position, but knowing the' attitude of the Judge, it was the only logical course .to pursue. Tabor, Alts., 22. -The an'nuui exhibition of the Tabcr agricultural society opens today, and tomorrow. Today is being spent lii getting the exhibits in p'iace on the grounds. Judging will take place thia over for another year, that arrangements made .to secure guarantees from citizens ot 51 j or a month, to the amount of at 1- least a year, (hat following the securing of'these guarantees, a That the institution has not in the campaign for memberships be undcr- past Leon appealing to the classes taken. it should have been. j Galbraiih's report from the That the organization must.cater committee estimated the revenue of to certain prejudices of certain class-, the coming year, per month, to be es oi young men in order that they, aiid' the total estimated ei- may ho led to find a home of enter-; pcnses, including interest on mort> laimncnt in the of which gage, notes and outstanding accounts, they hitherto have failed to take ad- to be leaving 'a deficit of vantage, That a year will keep the in- This would mean that a month or about a year would sLitutton going by providing the to be raised. The salaries were (lr.it of estimated expenditures over .placed .a month, allowing receipts for the next year. j JKJQ for secretary ami physical direc- That this amount must'he proyid-; tor, for assistant, for etl by guarantees of public suhsctip- Uron and for janitor, tions. I The report recommended that the Thai Mayor Hardie is not a he-, deficit be raised by monthly guaran- from the citizens. Commissioner liever in the Young Men's Christian Association as at present constituted. ftej To Inaugurate Campaign j the Tim net resilt of last night's meet- praolically the same for_ rajs- also presented commissioners letter from recommending committee appointed. to nresti- afternoon and tomorrow morning, and j Kate the financial affairs of the" in- a public meeting is also being held in j stitution, and showing that a-! d'irect benents irom the institution -econd those weie supporters of the ins titirn as an influence for via London, Sept. capture of the Rus- sian city of Ostrow was announc- ed today by the war office. Retire in Good Order London, Sept. Russians have escaped'the toJ.s of i-hc Vilna saliaiit and retired :.n good order, de- stroying all military works and con- siderable portion of the railway, ac- cording to the Pctrogrart correspond- ent of the Post, who says "The-strategic value of the salient London, Sept. 22. Ambassador Page put iri the mail to go to New York on the American liner St. Paul, scheduled'.to a British port today, what is said to be a fragment of the torpedo that sank the Hes- perian. This was done at the instance has.been enormous. It was iielil some of Russia's he.5t troops therefore risks were taken profitably j die the State Department at Washington which, owing to lack of physical evi- rtencs that the Hesperian actually Was sunk by a submarine, coupled with I German inslstance that the steamer struck msuh it de- sirable that the ambassador supply any proof at hand. Berlin Persists Amsterdam, via London, Sept. A semi-officia'l statement issued in Berlin reads as follows: "After in- the German admiralty contra- ils the statement of the British Ad- which might have been fatal under'miralty, and it can now he stated other circumstances. The stubborn that no .German submarine was re- holding of this salient nullifi'id German designs upon Riga a ad German left Hank is still up in the snonsible for the attack on the Hes- E IK S A. 10 THEM Yesterday marked another epoch in the 'history of the local Salvation Arniy Corps, when the newly ap- pointed commissioners for western Canada, Col. and Mrs. Sowton, paid them an official visit. A big reception meeting was lii'id at night in the ci- tadel, over which Mayor Hardie pre- sided, a number of the general public as well as members of" the army from outside the city being present. In'addition to Col. and Mrs. Sow- Jlrs. Hay of Ed- monton, divisional commanders, were perian." .J. .5 SIR MAX PROMOTED London, Sept. ment is made .that Sir Max Aitken will in future act as the general representative of the Canadian, government with the Dominion's troops at the front. Paris, Sept. Joffre, French Commander-in-chief; Field Marshal Sir John French, and King Albert of Belgium, are de- veloping a new plan of campaign that involves the almost continu- ous use of artillery on a vast scale along the whole line. Masses of artillery have been employed by both sides since the beginning of operations In prepar- ing for infantry attacks, pounding their adversaries for an hour or two, then suddenly suspending fire and assaultinn with infantry. The Allies are now methodical- ly maintaining their shell fire for days at a time, without infantry attacks, dropping projectiles Into every fifty-yard square of charred front, and repeating progress with 3 deadly, automatic, unceasing -pounding. Official reports obtained by French army officers from thelif own observers, from prisoners and from photographs made by aviators show that parts of oppos- ing lines which have been sub- jected to this unceasing bombard- ment, have been rendered unten- able. Whole City Block Caves Into Subway, Many Hurt New York, N.Y., Sept. Six persons were killed, and between 85 and 100 others injured today, when a dynamite blast in the partly constructed section of, the Seventh avenue subway caused the entire block of pavement to cave in, engulfing a crowded trolley car, a heavy truc'K, and many ped- estrians. A number of laborers at work in the excavation at the time were buried under tons of debris. Sev- enty-eight persons, a considerable portion of them being 'women and girls on their way-to thetr-various __ employments, werelii the surface car, which dropped 30 feet into the excavation, and was partly buried under concrete, rails, heavy timbers, dirt and rocks. Injured Working Girls The accident occurred shortly fore eiaht o'clock this morning ing close to where the car went down said there was a great roar as tha pavement and portions of the side- walks sank. This was followed a mo- ment later by the cries of the partly entombed passengers and oi pedes- trians who were either thrown into the excavation or knocked down. Fight to Escape Men and women smashed the ca? windows with their bare hands in an effort to escape, eye witnesses clare, wln'.c pedestrians who had tieen tliro'wn into the "struggled to "avoid the falling debris and to gain. Ijie street level; Police reserves were called put, two fire alarms-were turn- ed in and 15 ambulances with thirty surgeons were rushed to 'the Ascetic. The hospital corps of a large cloak? and suit house directly opposite the cave-in turned out. The cave-in broke De_ I water and gas mains and within a nri'few minutes after the accident heavy flows ot gas and water threatened the to the subway entire block collapsed. Although the car remained upright it was partly buried under an avalanche oi concrete rails, timbers and earth and many of the passengers were severely crushed, Persons who were in a large build- end to this danger. Fire lad" ders were brought into use and low- ered into the great hole and police and'fircmen carrying out dead and injured, while contractors, em? (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Will Require 20 Miles of Cars to Haul Knight Crop Had Hay Knight's crop not been badly hit by hail the combined grain product of they Knight Sugar Co.'s farms at Raymond would have re-, quired a siring of box cars reaching O from Raymond to Lethbridge to ear- Sweden Won't Surrender Claim of Neutral Rights Stockholm Sweden Sept. If cst desire ia to lie allowed to catty Sweden and England come to clp-ng h; a mUitary or factory understanding regarding hledick, Ross.and Faichney. In his opening remarks lier demands to to treated us a neu- i docs not consider this a real neutral- nnlmn raiiivini the freedom of itv. Her position, from which she the Salvation Army movement Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I I 41- f I "'lllliaHi! Ul VULUtgtl J11IWO) Glasgow, laying emphasis on the (act ptcst.Ilt of Uial.in.tlic corps there WOIT.CT mem- cn hcrs predQinumtcti. A description ot in attcropt- one of Gen. Booth's meetings fol- lowed and the happy turn of his re- marks hit the keynote of the whole, gathering. The first speaker was Commission- er Mrs. Sowton, who said src was pleased "to be present and to take (CosTiNiiEi) ON PAOK ing to settle the trade dfeputc. Not surrender should hold up supplies destined for Russia while England's stopping ot our imports of raw materials inter- feres with our industry and trade 'with Germany. We are .sorry that ry it away. Even as it is the yield is likely to be sufficiently ta utilize 20 miles of bax cars. To give some idea of the extensiva v nature of tho crops Mr. Knight ia looking after it can be mentioned thali already ibis season he hail brought into Raymond two carloads of twine, one carload of wagons, one carload of binders and one carload of ?rain tacks all for use on tbesa farms. It requires 168 horses to op- erate the binders now at work in-thfl Knight fields. AS A PRESENT Swcdcm cannot and will not sur- Knssia is forced to wiit for her sup- lender to English demands icstrict- inc her said de Trolle, help England her plies which have accumulated here but. while our ships arc being English prize courts we think Industrial war against" Germany. If: action justifiable _ she did this, not only would Sweden1 it "nl> a commercial qi sutler ludtslrlallv hcralf, but she tion, Sweden muh' find it possl would become, virtually ai, ally of o yield bng land's fcmands but MARKETS High Low Forecast: Falr'and warm, WEATHER Octbbar b'ati' barley Winnipeg, Man., Sept. W. Horwood stated in his evidence thia morning that when be was provincial architect, Thomas Kelly, contractor for. the parliament buildings, offered him an electric car as a Christmas present. Horwood said he refuted the proffered., gift, and declared that be had never received anything irom Kelly, or on his behalf, except small hC neu" i however, not hopel'M regarding the 'Crals, who commenced his re-etimin- the transit of sun- solution ot our with Dug- ation of the witness, m the prellmia-" Enj anl and Ru'sSa i Sweden is not unconscious of I try hearing of the four ex-mlnUwri, in anv the English viewpoint oi the nece.- after A J Andrews had concluded Sf fflsit nt sonBirrato i v.-Wch cemte's I'Cf to adopt her eiamlnation ot behalf of the defeat the transit 01 supplies ip t _m coitioae on lUnd n tpe conaJii. Wllllaa ftl Crown, ;