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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 12, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May wheat May oiti WEATHER High.................... 65 Low...................... 40 Forecast: Fair and milder VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1915 NUMBER 102 GERMAN SUBMARINE LEVIATHAN U36 Condemns McArthur, For- getting That Bennett Upheld Him HILLOCK LIBELS PEACE RIVER April the lead of Mr. Tivectlic, who stated that rip'.'inure railways nru needed ut the piesenfc time, ajid that tho province I maintain the mi lunge it now Mr. llielicner and Mr. Spencer IDJI Saturday ronudly condemned the I government for ever thinking of coin- to, tlie assistance of the J. D. company in order to open the famed Peace Rivur district. opposition leader snid the gov- I eminent policy of building railways was getting to the stage reached by the real'estate speculation in the province, and the time had come to cnll a halt. Mr. Spflncer had an alter- native proposal, wliioli was that the government, instead ol mailing the raihvayto comiHction at the present tirne, should orect elevators through the Peace River district and buy all the grain and hold it. there. Iloth -Miclieflci. and .Spencer attack- ed D. McAtUiur. This brought to his Fept J. the LJber.il mem- ber loir. Crrouard, recalled H. B. Bcimetrt's. lament during the famous- A and 'G.' W, "If only ive had a man of J. D. Me Arthur's slumlijjg to build this road." Mr, lUichoner said -.he had forgotten all' that statement.. Cote: also "rcfcrrcrt to the libel on-the'north country by Hillr dcks, .who said 'that- there wore only one A half million acres north of "Edmonton fit lot settlement. V X> This is the first real photograph o[ tin; now undersea, monster whl'ch. has done so miLch havoc among British and, neutral shipu recently. The iiJiotograph was taken from (ho Dutch steamer Batavler, ivliJcli tJie submarine overhauled and took into Zsebruffe, and there conflacaLeJ and ueizecl cargo of foodstuffs intended for Britain. This new submarine is a veritable underwater "destroyer." Sho IB as long as an ordinary destroyer, ar.d displaces savonl'thousand ions. She mounts a gun abatt the conning tower, and masts Tor signalling and wlroles when aho is above water. When she dives, all these fittings aufoinatlciLlly disappear. She Is salt! liave a speed of over 20 knots an hour on tlio surface and 15 knots below water. Characterize Report on Calgary Boys as Vile and Cuddy Says the Soldiers are Very Well Behaved Edmonton, Alta., April Puffer, the .Liberal member for La- combs, moved the adjournment pi! the legislative assembly Saturday after- oon !n order to call attention to the published report of a committee of CaJgary citizens, containing serious legations concerning the conduct of the soldiers quartered. In the.southern city. Characterizing the report as 'palpably Mr. P.ufEer said that one of own sons is witti the troops at and Qe liad visited the bar- :aeka on many, occasions, andi-every- thing that he" had "seen liad" always feeling pride orlzed Lim to afly that not e. complaint had beea mutle to his de- partment regarding Improper conduct on the part of he bad never seen a body_of.jmen so sv'ell con- ducted. T. given him n the boys who had left their homes Cote hrougliout the-provinoc la order to' amble" the Jota'Hie colon, the .Empire. Peace ;Rivcr. UisLrjct, and ut the prcs- Chief Cuddy of Calgary had also auth- cnt-tiiue' iorty-eight.'townships trihu- tnrr to the E. ,nnd B, C, inilway have been- fully taken up. Mr. Hill- ocks said .tljat didnlt prove anything, but Mr. Gute retorted that it proved tlmt the land.was fit for settlement. 'The on Saturday after- noon "and "oveni 115 Ior "tlie first time in llip history oi the province. At the beginning of the evening session the house was nearly counted out by tlie speaker.. When the latter took the chair the onlj? fnemher on the opposi- tion benches was Nelson Spencer, the Conservative member for Medicine Hat, had moved the adjournment on the debate at the .close of the il- ternoon. session. "Sc7eral of the other opjioslfcion members Were in the cor- ridors, hoping that 'the sitting would be dissolved, but" a quorum was. found among, the government .support- ers and Mr. .Spencer had to resume his address. As so cm as he was on his Mr. Micliener anil several supporters trooped into the chamber. Another German Raider Interned Newport, News, Va., German, auxiliary cruiser'Kron Frinz Wllhelm, .another of tlie elusive Ger- man asa-rovers which have teen de- stroying commerce since the outbreak the war, arrived.In Hampton Roads this morhlhiT. Presumably the Kron Prinz WHhelm comes here, like her sister ship the S, Bacon Hillocks, the Conservative RELIEF SHIP Latest Teuton Atrocity is Con- firmed by a Rotterdam Despatch STEAMER WAYFARER IS ALSO TORPEDOED London, April Rotterdam dil member lor North Calgary, said Ihe patch to the London Wews confirm! report was "Vila aud slanderous." and'the report ...that the British steamer thing." Other speeches were made Ip along similar lines by J. O. Turgeon, I p Rlbstone; George Hoad.ey, Okotokg, JIacleod. Captain Eaton of Hand Hills win lateit act of German frightful- near the Nobrhfndcp [Ightehip. So rat- only 27 ol the crew of 12 men have eion. It wag ex-plained that.officers tne reason the not .drownedf-fop the ,hip Mnk within five" minutes after receiving the Twenty-two of thoie saved forwardin theHom Lotuon moved by any bt akers, Mr. Puller stating thttt Twaedle, tlie ConservBtlve member for Centre' Calgary.- stated that the report was ''absolutely and fllthouffh it might have been pre- pared in good fnltb. It seemed to him Noi the sp tJie'nubllestion of the speeches Tn the' press would, answer the purpose lie bad in view. During the course of hJs remarks Mr. Puffer said he felt that some recognition of lhR matter ahoiild I be taken .by the House, ia order to re- pair what he conceived to be a great vrang perpetrated on the part of the by the steamer Elizabeth of Rotterdam, and five others fay the Dutch it-earner Catherine. All the .cued were Engliahmen." April 12, 12.30 Hari-lipn line steamer Wayfarer hai torpedoed and Bunk by a German that the committee displayed an. over- of .hotels, and one member of the com- soldiers, and added that members ol I according to a message the committee had been insulted and 7O" asBaulted by soldiers and supporters zeal in undertaking1 something- '.that mltteu had been surrounded and" beat- tiiey were not-called, upon, to iasaumc. en. Details of the inciiJent are lacking. New War Stamp Taxes Go Into Effect Thursday Loarton, April a two Beginning Thursday next the stamp thereon by means of a die stamp 61 peeks' rest the Canadians are back duties on cheques and other instfu- the value of two cents, and every ad-rin tlie. trenches and-are now doing ment-E are pavaole. The following hcsire stamp affileil to such receipt ..tSsit full..share of'fighting. Snipers clauses from the act will act as a shall be cancelled by the bank at .the are the chief annoyance. An officer guide in this connection: time tlie money is paid. i aaj-s they have steep pro- No person shall Issue a cheque pay- No cheque or other bill of exchange tected loo'pholes that automatically able at or by bant-unless there is shall be issued or by bank .close, immediately a shot is fired, affixed thereto an aflhoaive stamp or .unless lliere is affixed thereto an ad- Their" rifles'.ate also equipped with unless there is impressed- thereon by hesivc stamp or impressed thereon by telescopic siglila. The, same officer means of a die a 'stamp of the .value means of a die a stamp of the value-j states that-the Germans are serious- ol two cents, and .''every adhesive ot two cents. ly.worried .over iNcuve Uhappelle. -be! Every bank having.in possession in. Nearly cve'ry; the Canada any promissory note, cheque .the.tfanip.oi mo tho or ...other bill ot .exchange made jdrawn out-ot Uunfeda oh -which prepared for the purposes stamp affixed to a cheque, shall cancelJed by-tlie bant" at which cheque is payable 'at ot before, time of payment. No person lhall transfer" a bill o! exchange or promissory note to a bank, the holder thereof-or-' deliver 'a. ]ieu thereot has not been affixed or nigh ovin t Canadians hear ig troops..Machine or. guns ate .-turned on them without this part or authorised to be used .in --Several times Canadian patrols Save c'iashed with Ciermans" at night Individual duels result- ed, only, bayonets or clubbed rules Premier Borden Announces That the Second Con- tingent Will Leave Canada Put Men Under Arms Ottawa, April the House of Commons, Saturday, Premier Borden announced that the gov- ernment .liad been asked by Lord Kitchener for a second contingent. It would leave tut he could not give the exact date, for reasons they would fill understand. Sir .Robert said there- had been some comment oil the length of time tho second contin- gent had remained in Canada. He the coiux- ,iy toic'noiy that the government had been guicje.d in ;he.matter'solely by-the wishes of the British .war office: The Imperial authnritie-s were hard pressed }or accommodation for troops from the dominions in England. If the war continued another year there would be Canadians under arms. He thought this a record.' Frank Oliver, speaking for'the Liberals, agreed with the premier. Canadian mounted rifles, ic- cruited ami organized ior overseas The forces under arms are Overseas, first contingent and rein- forcements officers and _. overseas service ot In m Bermuda, the Royal Canadian re- additlon tliere. .vcre in Canada units gimcnt, 982 officers .and men in St. ol the active militia on garrison and Lucia, clelachmcnt for garrison, 100 .outpost duty a permanent force in Canada second contingent, mating a grand total of .reserve infantry natters and 580. Heavy Cannonading is Heard Off Scarborough Fleet Sighted ALLIES CONTROL BIG BATTLE LINE Copenhagen, April of A great naval battle between the British and German .Meets were received this afternoon, when owners of a delayed teamer reported It had returned to HancRsund on account of a lea lagement In its course. London, April. 12, 11.10 lorts are current here that heavy fir- ng is taking place at sea off icrough, Indicating that BOTTH kind of n engagement it' In progreii. Offer Made to Buy the City Treasury Notes of If. the city wiahee to dispose of 000 w.oith of, treasury notes issued, on securltyof debentureE iBB.Ued-to cover amount of deficit, on current ac- cpunt-fpr fire 1908 to 1913, McNeil Young of Toronto may pur- chEiie them. A. letter to that effect was'read'at tbe, council meeting thla morning.- The Toronto firm has.a sale prac'ticaliy made for worth of the'issu'e hut'stated that theyHhem- seives would 'probably buy the entire impuht'lf the pricie 'was rijht. They Prl'nz Blfel Frledrich, for repairs bill Of CJchange or promissory note impressed shall hefore payment or 1 being-; used-, because the shooting Quoted a.price on a 6' ner cent, iasia. proviHlona, or .possibly to be forced hant fnr rnllprtinn tlipre presentment for parment. if the same ;the fire from both trench-1 but is coTisidering. Wood, provisions, or .possibly to be forced to intern for the -war. When the Krou Prinz Wllhelm came into port bere, it .WBB learned that she h'ad aunk fifteen. vessels during her commerce raidlpfj cruise after leaving .New York ialst August. 'ire from both trench-ibutihei-'clty. is considering, leretq' es: _ There are few of these fights be- Gundy Co: made .their us to a bant for collection unless there presentment.for parment, if the is affixed thereto an. adhesive stamp is Payable in Canada, affix tb or unless there is impressed .thereon adhesive, stamp of the-value to two cause tile (icrman patrols .usually run bv menus ol a riic a stamp of theicents the thc stamp'.so I from ..the Canadians, value of two cents., and every': adhe- I "fixed shall he Payable to the bant Col.; Pomer is now on the head- sive stamll affixed to "a bill1 of ex- by tlic person entitled to the proceeds .nuarters stan in place of Lol. Heard. promissory', note transfer- 'lotc. chen.ue or bill. The. bank stated heie that HORSES PURCHASED Ottawa, .Ont... April: report published.by'the Trade and Commerce department quotes British reports as Baying, that up to the.beginning of Feh- ruary borBeB had ijeen hought in Canada, for the British and allied red or''delivered as aforesaid shall he si'2" lidore payment or presentment, cancelled by- the bank at -the "time ot [or payment, if the stamp is affixed transfer or delivery." Ko person shall aign a receipt for by the bank, .cancel the stamp. person who issues a clicqiie. money paid to him by a bank charge- payable at or uy a. bank to which able against a'deposit of. money in there is not affixed, an adhesive stamp the bank to hia creiljt.' until he has or which there ia not impressed affixed to the "IcaTIS of a dle a stamp of tlie stamper unless Wrp. imptcsscd (Col-.Mnued on pags ollicers get a few days' leave, .in. .turn. ...Dominion' Hortlculturalitt Here 'W: T. 'Gacoun, Dominion horticultur- alist" of '.the experimental farm 3talT, arrived in'the city yesterday, and is .busy with Mr. Falrfield of the farm here. usual offer to laiie if they were..given an option on the. balance for two. months, Past experience, .however, has taught the- commissioners not to tie them- selv'BB" lip. to optlonB. Little olse but' routine business cameTbefore the" council at this morn- ing's session. A deputation coneist- iug of Messre. L'ogan, Viiselenak. and White' froin' Staffordi'ille, 'wailed on that tbe water rates for COWR be reduced to.something low- per annum, and also re- ciue'sting that, slaclineba In Christlania, Norway, April .aptaln Sorcneon ol the tteamsr Ves- ilos, has published In the Tldsna Tsgn ie following statemsnt: "Sailing from Manchester to Sarps. orj, we ohservsd, Wedneiday oon, tome twelve mllss west of Ut- Ire, a large squadron of war veilelt. 'he VeitiloB pasaed between two ruliers, ,and obterved distinctly tha German colors on the gaff. "All of the ships were painted ght grey, and formed a typical squad- en. At rlrct they remained ttltlon- ry, then, after half an hour, they teamed northward, and an our'were out of sight. "He counted twelve dlatlnotig, and' aw the smoke or two others. In answer to 'a question Captain orenson said that, in hie opinion, the issels een able to reach the region of the fland >of Arto'r, by the can- onading was heard there. f "it was obvious that .the German" 'ere fully aware of the prcsance of Ke Vestiloe. but made, no iffort to all or stop her." The report of Captain Sorenaon vex credence to the Norwegian op- ion that a German fleet passed the est'coast or Germany on Thursday Sht. London, April 12, 12.17. of- elal information yet his been vouch- fed concerning a naval engagement tiils of this action the British publlo have been kept interested by the ne'wi of aoundc of firing off Scarborough, on the east coast, the BCene of .one. of. naval raids. PROGRESS OF ALLrW Paris, April of Al- lies today occupy fronts length total 16B6 miles, sooording te compilation made by the. Matin. In the western arena, according.to these figures, the French occupy 140 miles of trenches, the British 31 miles, and the Belgians 17 miles. In the eastern theatre the Russians the mines, the'water rentals.for the second quarter, haw-due b'e' IB1 lected. The conimissibners answered Se'rblant and Montonogrlni arr fljntp a front of 217 mllM. that they 'would take into considera- tion the first reqiieBt, but that it would be abaoluely impoaBlble'.io grant the second. ,1' P. L. manager, of. the C. P. n. department Resourc- es, wrote living the city the right to take whatever atepB'rlt might deem best to reraove-.Eiaiiatters from C.P.R. property within the city. The fir'e chief has been urging action for Home roads of the are now in lime, the shacks being in contraveri- the hands of the Ruiiiani, whoM tlon to the fire bylaws, causing a men- arate columns are moving slowly along, Russians Make Rapid Progress Pctrograd. April tha main ace as a result. The Police commission has recom- the river valley toward the plains. They .are still about 25 mended to. the council tbat the .real from tha open country. The weather estate license be. reduced to. 15.00.per annum. The matter ia bethg.'cobaid- ereil. 2. W. Jacobs Cardston. wrote on half of his of Kim- ball, whose lioi-Be AVfts klileO.liy. streeL car No. 5 here .gnf.April'l-, Jle.flsks what reinuneratiori'.the city is .'willing Lo -wake. A report'' frcra tlie -a'treet railway department .he made auil considered liy the city solicitor. improving, and a Urge force of_ in- fantry to begin a dtfinltt ad- vance along the Uzsok river toward Uzlkord, and the region of ;many mar- ket The RuMians now hold 80 of fr'ont, Crczh-Bartfeld, with the'head Mctioni of five main rallroada, a niinv bar of narrow branch HnM. Theie are being prepareJ for movement of and l T T A C TT A F) (11Y HAb SUtMbbr UL YMM MAYOR HARDIE 'While other people are diicussizig the-pros and cons of commission lorm of government, the city commission- ers .themselves are .taking.- a hand, with the auditor's' report a'i a tha. Mayor, qod Commissioner. Graco hue issued Btatemenle to the burgesaeB. Rirlne; thelr; .views of con- w.ere in 191C-. These tabled at .a city council this morning. The Mayor's statement follows To the Burjomes of tbe City ot Leth- krldft: year juit passed, waa tho first year of com- mission government in .thia city, and we feel sum (hat the results In econ- omy and good government, the' first shown by llis most elaborate.auditor's report ever the. cjtyvof Lethbrldge, and the latter bl Uia fact that Public Works -and Futile-Utili- ties denartrnQntB tha ,task set before them; In "a" most Batltfactory manner, arc mMt jratlty- and satisfactory to The year 1914 has been one throuihout whole! of Cnnada, ivhich naturally made it a very difficult year to handle civic af- fairs from the monetary Dolnt of view, and, in fact, from every point of view. The hanks have all been remarkably conservative, and, .In our estimation, laid- down conditions of borrowing that were very, rdlfflcuit'to .comply with and keep the city's affairs mov- ing. y Taxes, came In pretty froely, in fact, more so than In any otter city In tierta. At the samo .time many which In tlon Vlth 'the banks' conservatlflm, niade.Jthe riavleation of the cjty's af- fairs af. .times a very difficult matter. .-However, :in aplte of above condi- tions.. .the-.city was able to come .through'on.an even keel, and :at the und e[ the year was In a position to reasonably': meet aM'.Its. obllKaclqna. Whilo'the coming year Is, viewed frpra an'.Blfni .of -tho.times, going to.be. a difficult for .the cbininliBlonen, -have .tulTflcient confidence-In tlltnse'vm lie lupport will the people to pndlct that-the city wi.ll come through 191B with flying colors. There'nBs been a.'ereat deal, more publicity given to. public affaire In 1914 thBii in any. previous, year, been yaVioualy. viewed as desirable and .undeBlrable. Both of these many AFRU- In their but on the whole we think It better inv.e a little financiut'. which ia the'only side publicity can ad- versely than -thai the whole of the peiWjs'Bh'ould not be well Informed on their, own arfafrs.'. had our house and while'it was going: on everybody kuewf ;or but I they no'w aleo know 'that our houle Is 'ulean. -The citizens arc [ully aware.of the efforts the by. appointing .nn iigyi.jijfilt.Rnt.'Icominittte. cbmposeil of 'cftlMBB to aessor In IB a very dif- ficult matter to.dosl.with, tnd.it Is a very well known fnct: tha.t: dlBcuB- sioas ol Ihli commKUe ioesU. mable value to the assessor and.tha; commissioners H is' thought Uuit the H15 mcnt is tlie fairest and most able tlia't has been made for city ot- Lethbudje largely the vfik of the appointed re- ferred to, and the comhlfaiioheii i [his oppoilunitr to tSj'ck cost tiearlily -Tot tbejr efforts. 'be. cfTorth ol affJoinM vu ,rm we're'also much'atpreclaled, but on ;