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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME LETHHUIDGE. ALBEUTA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1915 NUMBER 240 Germans Celebrate Move Against Still Arming in Balkans Herliu, via London, Sept. Ber- lin is bellaggeil lor llic capture of Viln.-L and Ion llic news of the. begin- ing of the German oR'cnsive fciervia. Important developments in the Bal- kans are further indicated by the tightening of the Bulgarian censor- ship at Soda. Telegrams tell of enthusiastic pa- triotic demonstrations during the celebration of tlie national holiday anniversary of the union of RUSSIANS WILL COME BACK STRONG, SAYS CZAR'S ENVOY IN CITY The utmost optimism rufiai'diiig the situation over on the Russian front, and the utmost confidence thai the Ittih-siant> will In1, able to ultimately overwhelm the Teutonic forces am! drive them back oft' Russian soil, expressed hist evening to the Herald by Chas. Perkins, personal represent i'ltivi: of the Czar's govern- ment who has come to Canada iii'd the United States to purchase war supplies for the Russians in the lield, arid who is paying a brief visit to Lothbridge -this week. 11 r. Perkins readied I ,c tub-ridge finv days ago i" company with P. Gilmore, who for 17 years was pri- vate secretary of Lord HosL'terry, and who is now a London financier. The party were brought to Lcthhridgo by Ralph Slye, and W." IJ. Mitfonl. Leth- promoters who have been several Kngliiml in connection with Bi'bomes Tor the past year, Supplies for Russia Mr. Perkins, who is raally a Cana- dian, having been born in Petrolia, Out., but who for 20 years has been connected with big business in Htfs- sia and other' countries, is a mining inccr oil cxperl of consider- a f and incidental to his official visit' on behalf of the Rumelia with Bulgaria most oi the Ruasfall he. is visitin speakers haranguing that tbe mom- lhc ot[ southern Alberta. His ent now has come for punishing j hnsincss hoivcver, is "to -make fai -Mess lonncr allies anil Uulganan people during the istic manifestations. Vossischc Zeitung's correspondent Trires that the popular enthusiasm really indicates that the quadruple entente's last efforts have been un- successful. hi diplomatic circles art Bucharest and Sofia nobndy believes it will come to war with Roumania. .Telegraph and rail communication to Roumania have not, yet been resumed, though communication Irani noumati- ia continues unimpeded. Armed Neutrality The latest reports contained in Lon- ;don newspaper dispatches last night from Sofia are that Premier Rado- slavoff had announced to his follow- ers the signing oi a convention with Turkey for the future maintenance of armed neutrality on the part of Rul- .garia, Mobilisation ot the Bulgarian forc- es continues -to excite keen interest, hut the geuiserent as well as the neutral "TVprld stems' to he in the dark as" to the purpose which- dic- tates .this movement: ID-KEEP IE LIST OEM OF Edmonton, Sept. the Al- berta election act is before the legis- lature to consider alterations grant- Ing the franchise to women, even more far-reaching amendments .will be considered. The entire question of .voting qualifications may he tafccn up with a view toward the establish- ment oi regulations that will prevent illiterates and undesirables obtaining citizenship. In Alborta 25 per cent, of the pop- ulition is foreign'horn. A large por- tion of the illiterates are Sound among the older people, who have not liad the advantages of schooling, and the older people necessarily supply ithe candidates for naturalization.. With the enfranchisement of women nil the same basis as men, under tor all supplies pos- h sililc for llic liussian anniwi who arc greatly in need of war supplies and muni Direct from Petronrad .Mr. Perkins left I'otrosrail, lhc KuHsian capital, only four weeks ago, and is conversant villi the situation on llic Russian front. He stopped in I'jniluiul for a on his way over, .and also givis sonic idea of the con- dilions and in the mother country in war matti-rs. Tilt: envoy speaks with the most retrcsh'.ng c'hecriuli.css regard- ing the position of thu Russians and their future in the war. There is ah- soluleh no doubt, he states, that with tiic munitions reressary, Ihe Ozar's forces will have no dilficnlty in healing back the Germans and in- IlictiiiK ilcfejt upon them. "Give them the said Mr. Perkins, "and they wilt heat the Germans to a standstill. AI the present time Ihey have not got the munitions, and that is the sole and only reason for their present, and what appears to he, iinfortunale re- treat. Why, I have seen trainload af- ter trainioad of Russian soldiers passing through Petrograd, many of them without" even sidearms. They merely to take up the rillcs of wounded soldiers, wait until they see men drop and step into their places and take up their guns." (I'ovrixi'Eii ox P.UIE 3) ASK BRITISH HOUSE TO PROBE SCANDAL IN ACID SHIPMENTS London, Sept. re- ports that Turkish supplies were runnjng short are reiterated in private reports brought to Switz- erland from Constantinople. It is declared that because of lack of raw material 2000 workmen from the Krupp plant in Germany are idle in'the 'Ottoman capital. London, Sopt. Globe to- day expresses the hope that the House of ('ominous will inveiHlgato what It calls "the sulphuric acid scan- dal." The G'lobcs charges that last spring that the firm of C. Temiant Sons, "rcmoiely connected in a family sense with a member of tbe was comniissibued to buy large quan- tities of tuiijilniric acid iu America, and adds that such defective methods of shipment were used that hundreds of thousands of pounds were losl. It further alleges that two steam- ships were so badly damaged by acid that the government had to purchase them at a cost of "Why no attempt was made to buy the acid in this country, we will not stop to says the Globe. Convicted Man Attempts Suicide B.C., Sept. pre- liminary hearing in the case of Hugh McGill, charged with- the murder of Samuel Watson, a member of the llth C.M.R., was concluded this afternoon, before Judge Arnold and Justice of the .Peace court, room was again crowded to the L Plans of the house-where the crime was committed were .made by J. G. CumrhingB, and were placed before the court. The post of the verandah, against which Watson was thrown or fell, was also brought into court. The witnesses were the same as were ex- amined at the coroner's Inquest. No new light was shed on the case. The presiding Justices at the con- clusion of the evidence sent up the accused for trial. Application is being made for bail. It is reported today that can be furnished by friends of the accus- ed. Elgin Fitch, who was picked .up by Constable Arden at Moyie last week, camo up for hearing before Justice of the Peace E. A. Hill, last Priday.rarid was sentenced to three months in Ne'i- scn jail, with a recommendation that he be deported to the United States, from' whence he came, as soon as his sentence expired. He was taken to Nelson on Saturday. May Come West Ottawa, Ont, Sept. condi- tiohs are such tliat Sir Robert Bordeji can absent himself from the capital for a few weeks, it Is-believed that in October or November, lie will address a series of meetings in the four west- ern provinces. These gatherings wi'.l be in aid of recruiting and other pat- riotic objects, and hia addresses will present regulations, it will mean that the illiterate vote of the province will he doubled" at one Of course, the intelligent vote will TOUCHED THE ARSENAL be strictly confined to .these subjects. haps be more than doubled at may be added to. the voters' lists.. latest-mail name time, but it is suggested in po- from Canada "ahowe that a rumor is circles that the moment when very there that .Woolwich women are enfranchised will be the Arsonal waa severely- damaged by a ideal moment, to alter so raid. The Canadian Asso- Presa is state positively that such a statement IB absolutely devoid of truth; also that no arsenal or like establishment has been dam- aged. C. N. R. BUYING REAL ESTATE IN VANCOUVER Vancouver, B.C., Sept. Ca- nadian Northern Railway IB busy com- pleting the purchase of a million dol- lars' worth of real estate be'ld by pri- vate parties. -0- RECRUITING FOR DATES THE SOUTH MAJOR W. B. KING, D.S.O. Of St Catharines Gnu., who ha been naiwUed to com m and the Cr iidJan rank'' lieutenant-colonel The following datea have been fixed for racnkltlng tor the 82nd throughout Southern Alberta: September 25, Mat'Ieod; gep- tcmbor 27 to 2, bridge; October 4. Taber; pbcr 5, Bow Island; October 8 to October 13, Medicine Hat; October 13, October 14 find 15, Bassano; October; 16, G-leichcn. Major Morfitt will hare charrc of rccrUltinj, aided b'y two other olficers, 25th BATTERY C.F.A. NOTICE v Will all who are eligible for enlistment in the Field Artll lery, and willing to devote two _ or three evenings per week- j drilling and taking instruction under the officers of the 25th Battery, C.F.A. kind'iy call at the 25th Battery headquarters between the hours of 7.30 and 9.30 p.m., Friday or Saturday? j Classes may be formed, and while those toltlng part are not enlisted for active service, pre- fersnce will be given those de- sirous of enlisting for over- seas service. A. B. STAFFORD, T.ieiit., O.C. 35th Batty. Lethbridge rritfft anxious to serve their. King and Country will have the opportunity presented to them on Major Morfitt and. of Calgary, will be here- to recruit for the Battalion, LfeMfc-Col. Lowry, com- manding.-- Recruiting will take place at the Armories'all d3y Monday, In- tending recruits can secure ail Information, and pave the way for enlistment.without delay on Mon- day by seeing. W. J. Nelson, the Third merchant. All re- cruits offering will be taken pro- vided they are physically fit. Arthur Itcynolds. of Tracers, found KiiUty before" .Tuslice Hyndmaii, by a yesterday, of a revolting crime, attempted suicide by swallowing a small doso of strychnine In his cell last evening about o'clock. He was rushed to the hospital, where he re- covering rapidly. The police have a suspicion that (lie man WHS acting much worse than lie realty was. How the man got bold of the poison Is a mystery, the police had subjected him to a rigid search when he waa taken Into cus- tody, and In1 lias been closely ivatch- ed. An investigation is being held. j Reynolds was found guilty yester- day after 'Oon, and it was believed he despondent over the verdict. Shortly after supner last evening he waa found in a fit by tbe police- man in charge, and taken to the hos- pita'i. It is stated that the man had once before attempted to poison him- self. He lived at Traers for the past two years, and is about 32 years of age. His record is said to he none too good, although the case against him yesterday was not believed to he very "strong, and tbe judge's charge j to the jury was favorable to him. tj, A A v v APPROVES WAR TAXES Winnipeg, Man., Sept. Anna Brltton, waitress at the Y.M C A., was instantly killed there today; when removing dishes from tlie dumb- waiter.- Miss Britton had pressed the electric button, and thinking that the carriage" had passed, nut her head' through the opening. The carriage came down with a bang, breaking her neck, and throwing her body on the elevator- Will Lecture in St. Patrick's Church TRAVELLING BAG LIFE PRESERVER Rev. William Henry Shcran, LL.D; president oi the Anglo-American Col- lege of Literature, Qxioni, who ii touring Canada for the purpose of studying historical records, will be m the city on Sunday and will give a The imention of John FdnmJ, lecture'ih St. Patrick's church in the .1 former CLuesholm, ns.dent evming at 7.30. His subject will be -This bag' is carried like a valise, and Pioneers of the Northwest, and all.jiwlll open out and convey an occupant are cordially invited. through perilous seas London. Sept. of Chancellor of the Exchequer McKenna's war budget is prac- tically unanimous. The high reputation which the Chancel- lor won by his exposition of the war loan was enhanced by his statement on Tuesday. 'London, Sept. the west- ern front the French report the de- struction of a German patrol in. Cham- paigne. Berlin states thnt the patrol was -withdrawn after destroying French works. Snow Interferes Reports from the Italian front are that snows a'iready are rendering op- erations of "the Italians and the Aus- trians in the mountain district in- creasingly difficult. New N.Y., Sept. officers and eomniitteeinen of the Cloak and Suitmakers' 'union were nlac ed on trial here to'aay for first degreo murder. They are accused of having procured the death of Abraiiam Lleb- ovitz, a member of the union, for working in non-union shops during the garment workers' strike in 11110.- The notorious cast-side gang leader, Benjamin Fein, ties that he and hisim'en. were employ- ed by the defendantV'to "heat up the scabs." He VM Soon be Bdck in Trenches Sept.- the lat- est information received in Maeleod P V. Sutton, the late principal of the Maclcod Public schools, has prac- tically recovered from his wounds and j hopes to be back in the trenches at j an early date. Crown Prosecutor--W. M. K.C., has recently entered into part- nership with II. a prom- ising young has teen associated with him for some months past. Owing' to the sudden death of his mother in the .old country Corporal Wright, Pt.N.W.M.P., lias applied for, and been granted, two months' leave of absence. SALT TELLS STORY ON STAND Baptist Church May Unite With Christian Church The principal item of business at the special business me: ting of the Baptist church last night, was the "draft-ing of a letter of invitation to the congregation of the Christian, church to unite with ;the Baptist; during the duration of the rresent war. t The aeticii followed the of the resignation oi' Rev. G. As.ier, the pastor of the Christian church, who will be leaving shortly for Washing- ton where lie accept a pastorate of a church. Ashcr is in Spokane. Rev. Asher came to Lethbridge last April, from Diiisbury, wheie he" had been preaching. He was an active church worker, and preached many inspiring sgrmons in the local church. Concentrating Troops in Effort to Take Im- portant Point London, Sept. 23. The strongly; fortified Hussian city of Dvinsk, on the Dvina, llf) miles southeast of Iliga, has become the new German objective now that the Russian arm- ies apparently have escaped from the Vilna net. With the hope of achieving earlier results on this front, the Germans have concentrated a considerable force oi heavy artillery which they habitu- _ ally, use against the fortresses. They, also lire heavy shells with asphyxia t- ing gases. The Russians are occupy- ing the line to N'ovo Alexandcorosk. German forces cast and southeast of Lida arc now making more rapid progress, but their increased speed at this time is expected to gain them little in view of the fact that the safe retreat of the greater part of the Russian forces now see.res to he assured. The chief success of the Germans in the last day or two has been along the Dvina front which bars ths road Ui Petrograd. Southwest of Dvinsk the invaders captured Russian trench- es on a front of nearly two miles, taking prisoners and cicht ma-" chine guns. further down the river, neat Fried- richstaiit, the Russians have gained minor success. German Losses Heavy -.etrograd, via London, Sept. 23.-r- RuEsiah military authorities regard the withdrawal from the very difli-, citit-.position near-VHna, wjiich.Ior-a-' menaced a large army, as They assert the Germans have lost la their, recent operations in this region. U. S. Refuses Washington; D.C., Sept. government will make no effort to se- cure safe conduct from the United States for Dr. Constantln Dnmba, the Austrc-Huiisajfian Ambassador until Vienna government has replied to the request that the Ambassador be recalled. This was stated on high Winnipeg, Man., Sept. morning's session of the preliminary, hearing of the former cabinet minis- ters who are charged with conspiracy, to defraud "was short, and lacking iri sensational features. Adjournment was made at noon unti'i 2.30 to permit of counsnl for the Crown and for tha defence locating and examining some documents desired by the defence, and which was thought to bo in-the files of the Public Works department-.- It is expected that the afternoon ses- sion will be largely devoted to the in- troduction of evidence of a somewhat technical nature. Wm. SaM was on the stand for tea. minutes at the opening of the morn- ing session and told the Crown coun- sel he had consented to fix'his book of caisson depth to holp out Horwood and Elliott, who were in Salt was then excuKd, since his ev- idence In connection with Detective Hatflold In -Minneapolis can only bft given after the Crown has produced evidence connecting Hatfleld with the. case In esrae de-MfiHe way. Bxidence in an to lay this foundation {or the balance of Salt's story may be introduced this and Salt will recalled, Told tft KHP Away Winnipeg Sept. iocond.witness in the 'preliminary heating o! the four ex-ministers, told the court this afternoon of a veraatibn with Charles Kelly, W Thomas Kelly and member of the firm of Thomas Kelly and Sons, the who undertook the con- struction of the Manitoba parliament buildings. "I chaffed .Charles Kelly, said .Salt, "about.the prices they were [getting on "the caissons, and said it t lootfed like making a fortune. He said [it-hat, of course, they required it. He [said that their original tender was about :lmt they I'wsre obliged to come down to abput come below the Lyall ''lender.-He said his father for several days-did-not think he would take the Sir Rodmond persuaded him to take it, and said he would see him through.1! At he said, Charles Kel- ly was in charge of s tlie contractors of the.. jEplt. pn the caissons, during 'absence o( other members of the firm, in detail tlie con- tbe caissons, 38fl in officia'i authority tonight, number. He said he was an architect by profession, and was assistant in- spector on the caissons for the gov- the chief inspector being W. Brandon, JIan., Sept. Is a dry town for one week. This morning an official from Winnipeg served notices on all suspending their licenses. No time ,is given, but one week is understood to be the duration of the dry period. The people are. taking the matter quite philosophically p.nd no trouble is ex- pected. III 1CIIY ciiuucui', Lilt; uiiivi iiioyvnu'. uvu'ia i jA. Elliott. He said per yard concrete, put in- place in the sons, was- an ample and j 58 would be a "very'nice price." Overheard Conversation tv FOR THE TOMMIES. MARKETS October wheat October. oaU October barley 87% 36 50 High JO Mostly tilr and cooUr. What promises to be the gala event of the season is the gar- uverneara i- den l'art-v to be siven under The witness told of overhearins a'f the auspices of the conversation betwesn Sir Rodmond "'e Mounted Police barracks, and Thomas Kelly on the Saturday afternoon and even- works, in whichMr. his programme for the best to persuade Sir Rodmond that afternoon is as follows: Ten- it was wasting money to go through tournament, open, to to hard pan. He had also seen Mr. players of the city, goli clock Coldwell -and Mr.: Howden' at, tournament, and two perform- works, during the construction of nnccs of the Pierrots. A.ter- caissons, usually-toselher. noon tea will be served contin- Dope'the uously throughout the after- Salt said that Horwood had asked noon. A dance is to be given.- him to keep a private record of the in the mess room in the. eyen- depths of the caissons; .which The music will be funvish- I from -1-1 to 53 feet. He handed this ed by the police The pierlots record to Horwood after the work wKl give a performance at the was done, and shortlv alterwards i dance. AB there is only limit- Horwood told, him .the. .records made ed accommodation at the dance have to be altered to justify the only one hundred tickets will money .paid for they .would be sold. Thpv can be procured have to the'books, Horwoo.d's only at Jackson's Drug store, suggestion being that they be and J. D. Hisinbbthata's drug to show an average depth of 52 store, where they are. oa sale) 54 test, which would account for The entire piceeeds of tie 000 vatds of concrete. j cat will be used by toe T 0 D Salt agreed, and that mint sat up' El to buy tobacco for the sol with Horwood uatil two o'clock gctr dlers. ting a start on tta new book. The 3J J F JONES, vice-president of the International Harvester Co., W. W. I Keay, Comptroller, and C. R. Mpr- rison, ger.eral manager of the ac icounting department, all of Chicago, were visitors to the city for a brief period yesterday, making' their an- i nua-l tour of the west: Thes visited the general distributing headiiuartets i here, in charge oi Manager Spoonet. I The officials of the company pressed themselves as greatly pleased with conditions in this part of Al- berta, and with .the business of the company .from this point. The branch here has done a greater cash business this year, than in several years past. The' sale of ail classes of machinery, particularly and threshing outfits, has been phenomenal. HEAVY AT TABER Some remarkably of wheat are reported from tht. Taber dlttrict N. A. Oil town, thrtihtd bush- from 158 tern; J. T. WIMird fron 93 Meund 4300 buali- tll, and H. A. tpekane man who owiw' a farm tenth of the town, an av- enge vleld of 42 tji.'itii acrti ;