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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MA K LTS whtlt............. 103% May Oats 63 October wheat............116% WEATHER High Low 33 Forecast: Fine; yiry mild VOLUME vin. LETHBKIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL (i, 1915 NUMBER 97 One Caught in a Net Off Italian Ship Sunk BY GERMANS AND ITALIANS ANGRY London. April 6, 5.42 Reuter Telegram Co. has received a dlapatoh from iti correspondent at Atheni uylng that the Brltith war- Ehlpc again bombarded the fortlfic; tioni at tht- entrance to the Gulf of Smyrna gn Monday, according to the Deport- of the. captain of the Greek ateamer Arcadia. Hydroplanes oi the Alllva dropped a numbar of bombs, the captain declared, and the Vali o( Smyrna ordered Europeans to leave town. Parla, April 6, 5 German tub marl nt become securely en- jlMgled jn a especially designed for that purpQBe and placed off Dover, according to the Petit Journal's Dun- kirk correspondent, who adds that the French naval authorities expect to capture the eubmarlnc when it comet fo the aurface. U. S. Reply Washington, D.C., April Un- fted States. government yesterday jnado public Its note to Great Britain announcing that It "could not admit" either the right of. the Alllee or their claims tor.Justification In placing an embargo on ail commercai Intercourse between. Germany and neutral coun- "To admit say's the communlca- ''would be.to auume the attitude fif nnne'atrallty toward the present enemies of'Great Britain, which would toe obYlounlj.liicotniatenL 'with the sol- emn obUgatioQB of tals govenunenLJn Ihe For Great'Britain-to-make auch a claim would be for her to abandon uud set at naught the principles for which she has consistently and earnestly con- tended in otber times and circume- piances.'- tall an Beat .Sunk Genoa, lltaly, April G, via Newi was received here yesterday that had sunk the jt-Jlan steamer Lplgi Pa rod f, which Jott Baltimore on January 22 with a cargo of coal lor Genoa. The report has caused a profound impression here, and there are many eipreeilons of respnlraent Great excitement pre- vails, and tho authorities have taken meaiurei'to protect thc Ger- man colony and German ships from the possible -exaction of reprisals. Nothing Is known an to the Tate ol the crewol the LuiglFarodi, which ;nTas made up en U rely at Genoese After Neuve Wounded on Way to Hospital British and German soldiers, llic former includiug Canadians, Indians in Llie brittle of Ncu-ve ChaiTellu, on their way to a hospital base In France, a German helmet.., Highlanders 'tiriu Uugi One of the Britisli soldiers Bounded IRRIGATION ACT WILL STOP FARM GAMBLING ILLINOIS THE BOOZE TODAY Cliicago, 111., April principal Issue in the township election iu Ju Illinois to'wn- ships today is the "wet" or "dry" question. Nearly 400 sal- oous, it is estimated, will he v closed should the anti-saloon forces win. In addition to the saloons, many beer peddlers' licenses in villages may he af- feoted by the vote. City Has Dropped Department Will be Smaller There arc two where Taber Farmer's View of New Measure Some Details of the Act ESTABLISHED LIKE Street-Railway Profits in 1915 Amount to The iutnl earnings of Ihe street rail- way for the moiilb of March were 49-1.36, as compared with ?34ltS.65 for the preceding month of February. The total number of passengers carried was mAfcfng a daily av- erage of 2284. The total for Febru- ary was giving an average of rMCTnirTc On basis of 30 dnya Lo thc IJlolKlLlj montli, Ubwcver, thc average works out just, about even. The average daily earnings for "With irrigation we will make tbc jrarch were' f 112.72. Tliat for Febru- Tabet and Lirassy Lake districts the ary 5122.61. counterparts of the Coaldale district, So far as'.QBn be J-adged, CoramiB- and anyone who has travelled Reid' -estimates that with re- thioughout the latter district Knows celptE and-eipendituree, there will oe that that means prosperity for Sou- a prcfit in ;March oE about 5400 over Lethbridge, operating expenses. If so, the profit them Alberta, a biggi and a bigger Taber." D. K. Mullock, of Taber, who was in the city, for .the week euii, made- Lha above statement apropos tho new bill being passed by the Alberta leg- islature. Mr. Bullock states that there is the keenest interest amoug the farmers in liis vicinity over the new measure, especially sin.ce it was instigated by Taber. farmers. He de- clares that he is gambling with a big so far this year will amount to ?1GOO. Less Births and Less Deaths 1915 acreage again this year, but ii the vital, statistics for the first new urigataon district is_retaUidie_d ler of ,HB compttre very fin- and the ditch built tins year, his a figures corres. days oi farm jambling arc over. Here are some ot the important phases oi the act is now on' its way through the legislature. tho city is out to save money this far there has.been.no opposition _and ami grants. Publicity jt seems hardly likely that any oppo- s practically a tiling o! the past so sition will develop. far as the civic administration is con- corned. The Tracy episode finished that sphere of actiTity for a ponding period of 1914. The figures of the corresponding period of 191 The Qgucs are as follows: 1st Quarter of 101S 13H Births.............. 73 74 Marriat'eB 50 53 Deaths 43 57 Building Permits COMAPLIX WIPED OUT Vancouver, B.C., April aplln, a lumbering town at the north end of Arrow Lakav In the Keotiniy, waa prvjtloally wiped out by a fire early night, with a toial IOH of Fourteen mHllon feet of lumber owned by the Forau ftiille, a light draught ateimer, 'Bavcral mill buildlngi and hotel, 17 dwell- ing up In', The fire IB believed to have baen by an Incendiary. The cut. lumber waa valued'at 1 000, and vvw injured to 90 ptr cent, of Ite value, tut little Iniur- ance wai carried en. buildlngi. C.P.R; PABfiENQER AGENT DEAD Duncan, C.P.R.'. pesBenger .agent at Ottawa dropped; dead "today. An irrigation district may be or-( ganizcd by the majority of the own-j T] Hie first crs of the full age of 31 years reprc- ter 1915 are }25735 as against years to come. Or.iiti will have to sentiug not less than one-Half of the 625 th'e nrst nuarter last year. be voted this year but they are being total area of land affected, residing for 1914 contained the per- curtailed.to a great degree therein, by petitioning the Minister jt f th KlnE'Ge0rge Hotel, which According to the auditor's state-10; public Works to erect such tract into an irrigation district. Two- tliirds of the district must he irri- gable. If after two weeks' notice, no ZEPPELIN PEEVED ZEPPS DO POORLY BLAME ON Romanshorn, Switzerland, Friday, April 2, via Paris, April Zeppelin la not satisfied with the manner In which his airshipo are being handled. Ho called together one day thiE week hln engineers and the cap- tains of the dirigibles now at the Zeppelin works at Friedrlchshjifen nnd criticized thorn on several ecorrB. The Count said the full power of the Zeppelins had not been employed and that longer raids than any made here- toi-jre were possible. He also said that there was too much of a disposition to await favorable weather conditiona, Instead of reaponding without de- lay to military requirements. He believed that an attack upon London and the lower Thames had been unneceoarlly delayed. Thc Count un- derstood also to have criticized his captains for retreating from hoitlle alrshlpi. WAR MUNITIONS MAY BE MADE LOCALLY Officers in West Now Looking Over Plants Capable of Making Shells WORK DELICATE AND GOO J MACHINES NEEDED Western cities are ouL after con- tracts for the manufacture oi war sup- plies lor the Allies. Whether or not LethbrldgG will secure any of theae remains to be seen, but C. B. Mugrath, general manager ot the Lethbridge Iron Works, is not too optimistic. Some time ago lie spent a few days In Ottawa, inquiring into the matter, but from what he learned there he is in- clined to believe that the work re- quired is of too delicate a nature to be undertaken. Practically the only work being giv- ;n out to western foundries is for parts of shells. This requires delicate mechanism which is not In general UBO In the established shops. However, there Is- yet a chance that some "work will come here. J. El Davies, representing .Medicine _ Hat firms, made a speclil trip to Ottawa recently to see if be could secure cpc.: tracts, aad on his return he was ac- companied by three members of the shell committee, who are looking over western plants, to see handle the work. It they can If any contracts are secured, it will likely require the installation ot some STEAMER NORTHLANDS SUNK; CREW SAVED London, April British. steamer Northlands of 2000 tous, with a cargo of Iron ore, was sent to the bottom by a German submarine in the Eng- lish Channel ott Beachey Head on Monday morning. The Northlands sank in ten minutes." Her cre'w of 24 men. ff were fticked up later by the Belgian steamer Topati. Alex Karben Arrested at Taber, Thirty Miles From At police court this morning Alex- ander Karben was charged with two serious offences. First it was sllst ed that he forged the name of John MacClelland on a grain check for new machinery. The Saskatchewan at Noble yesterday. The sec- Bridge and Iron Works at Moose Jaw, d charge has secured a large order, which will require some additional mz. chlnery.in their plan mant, the city last yoat spent 724.40 on publicity marie up as fol- lows salary (to May 1915) Salaries......... 487.50 Office supplies, stationery, printing, postage, .tele- grams, Travelling expenses Publicity Auto hire Sundries 'accounts largely for the difference. Customs Returns The Customs, receipts for the first three months of this year show very The officers of the shell committee visiting the west are D. Carnegie, a British government official; Dr. Wil- son of the Militia department, and Dr. Stanfeld of the McGill University, and t is more than likely they will visit before their return east. The need of munitions is great, and every olant that can handle a contract will be assured of securing all the work that it can undertake. objection is raised, a meeting is call- little failing off from the figures of ed and organization completed, when iaat year_ TQB igures are- tliree trustees'are elected for three, Igi5 two and one year periods respective-. january ly Otic trustee is elected thereafter 630.00 annually. "Their powers are-very sim- j 8.333.SQ 108.85 jiar to those oi school trustees. They; 441.aa up'bylaws; autbomc the con-1 45.00 situction oi works, appoint an engiii- 11.40 cefi assess thc district and collect the taxes to maintain tho main ditches and laterals. Grants got away with last Land considered irrigable is all year as han.j at a lower elevation than Gait Hospital sill of-any gate by .which, if con- Hillcrcst disaster................ 1116.14 structed, .water could be delivered for Exhibition Board............... '3500.00 j irrigation on such land, and which Baudmaster'K salary 099.96 ]ami, in thc opinion oi the engineer 730.00 can uut-inbo shape lor. irrigation 8CO.OO ad a cost not exceeding fight dollars. pcr acre Thc assessment roll shall 500.00 j contain the engineer's estimate of "the 200.00 number ot acres irrigable and nou-ir- 200.00 j n'gable in each.owner's, tract. Money 100.QO'may uc raised by bylaw for thetcon-. 9S-4'1 struciiou ol irrigation works) the >.98.12 to'be raised not to exceed ,50.00 per acre.on the irrigable area'oE the, 161.90 District, and the amount to bft raised 200.00 annually for operation and mainten-. 36.50 ance not to exceed Sl-50 per acre. 1014 Struck Off Register The Lethbridge News, Limited, ia- November 30, 1910. has struck off the register of joint stock companies. Have Swept Through the Carpathians Passes To- ward Buda Pesth FRENCH WINNING NEAR ST. MIHIEL Paris, April G, vtn The BUitement from the war otilce is as follows: "-Itain. and mist continue OVA the whole front. To the Bcruthtt-est ot Va- quaolg we gained a footing in one of Uie enemy's works. In the wood of Ailly, EouUiGaat of St. Mlhlel, our gala ot three succeuBive lines trenches, already announced, was marked (by the capture of prisoners, a machine gun and a bomb thrower. "We made progress in the wood oE Brulc, caaLward of the wood at AJUy. maintained our possession of the positions captured to the northeut of Regnieville, uJready London, AJrll 6. The attention, of the public for the time being JB di- rected toward the great struggle lor the Carpathian passes, where Lbe Hes- sians apparently are making iteady progress, despite obitinate resistance offered by the Austrian aad German troops. The Russians are on the Hungarian Bide both the Dukla and Lupkow passes, and with the aid of continual reinforcements are gaining- the heights which dominate Uzuok pass. Even. the AuBirjnn ofllcial report admiti that fighting is DOW taking place In the Laorcza Valley, which IB south' of Lupkow night important slatlOD -on. the high maun- taius between Lupkow and Uzaok paia ea, where'" they captured.aereiL stock, ,pj war niuniUpag afld'trpyiilons. The v 'Russians are advancing from Dukla pase on Bart f eld, which in at the head of the line of the railway running south into Hungary, and IlBht- iDg not lar Irom Maaeolabur.cz, anuch.- er imyuriaiii. railway head. On. Satur- day and Sunday they captured In the Carpathians .upwards of 3000 prltpn- ere. They alto claim another In Bukowina, and the capture of an- other thousand prisoners, whllt the AuBlriani also aaeert .that they re- pulsed a RuMlan force, which attempt- ed to crofli tha Dniester rivar. w pais, while the RuEaiana .to- anounce the capturrol CliQft.'au one of theft. The Drisoner was accused of ateallbff goods to the value ol the houflo of John JLcClelland, amonff them the said grain check and In caah. Karben pleaded not guilty .to------------------------------------------------ both charges and was remanded..till i mud hole and did not arrlTe In Tnlber tomorrow having elected to be tried; until about seren. Unlortunutely for Bummarily. -The scene in the police court this morning was the' sequel to an escifc- ing episode which occurred day. The" acciaed drifted- into town about'noon yesterday: and apparently having an uneasy conscience, con-- Ucted with a speed artist to get him miles from anywhere and About. 3 o'clock he .started out for Taber which was .evidently the chauffer's idest "thirty 'miles from Some ddstance'frbm the destination the car got stuck In a Karben, his reputation had preceded htm ana be was roped In by the strong arm of the lav, and tent back to Lethbridge....... The fugitive could not hive eacap- ed as there wore mounted police sta- tioned on the roads at Grassy Late and other eastern points to Intercept the car. John Netan, who _wta remanded. from yesterday was fined three dol- lars and costs for celebrating' Euter too heartily. The case gainst Mrs. RIadore was postponed till Friday. H'. C. T. U......................... Exhibition Board buildings. U. F. A. convention........... Aquatic Association Trades Labor Council Associated Board of Trade'! Salvation Army Light for City Board OL Trade Minors' Federation Poultry Assouiation Sliiicrs' Band Wat relic! Medicine Hat party 19.95 Commissioners Uyed Welt Within Estimates Last Year In only one lait jear did the actual expenditure. "qut. the comniiailbners' ..estimaleH. 'That is one thing Uie commiBaipners are croptng iboiit So hippy are they over ft that they have had the Insert a special balance in the 1914 report showing ActuKl Foliowing-are the Works Prowrty, Soli. 9.., Wre Depurtinenr, Sflh; 9. PolioB Relief, Sell. 9 Ch'lldren's 9...... Publicity Department, Seh. 9. Auetiipelit and Seh 9 of Health, Sell. 9 ach. 9. Onnll, Seh.' 9. Pmyments, 9 Actual G2 Estimated (62.350.00 22..190.00 10.000.00 Surplus Deficit 417. J04.60 Irrigable land only is taxed, and the'hoard of trustees has tho same, right to collect taxes as the Scjiool Board.or a rural uiuaiclpaiity. "Union Servlcii Woilty Hall The cvangellBUc Hervlcoa H-.-an- gtllsis Gilbert and 111 North" Lethbrldke have been iio-suc- cesafill that ther are being trauEterraa> to Weiley, 'and widened to 'a r.tty movement of lnterdenomlnatlona.1 portlpnB._ The fierlea IB plaunea ten days, and will open with a Epecial.' preparatory service In .Wesley Lallv tomorrow .evening at 8 o'clock. The' campaign win be under, tho management of a business inen'B com-' mlttce, and will have the of the various churches.. A large.un-'. ion choir, under the .dlrectlqn of. Mr.! JfcPIiersoh 'will lead 'lli'e BlnginB arid1 singers :of all churches- are asked to ssfEt. ft Is there general rally .tomorrow ly, If ever, hss the city been A CONTRAST IN TEUTON HAPPINESS ed by a religious work, aiid-many who' have not yet attended will be glad to' do 10. Theso two show a marked, coulnmt. showa Gene an of war dbvloud? 'happy, phdtocnplitid is they were fTM the, priscD rhipa on the Thamen river to more comfortable.' quarters on the isle of Man. Tho .otHer .picture; ahoin! a dietributlon of torHd to poor supfirvlsibn of officials of the Auatriaa governmeDl which hai taken orer food ;