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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 13, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May whcal 153% Octobol'. wheat.......... 116% May oati............... 64 iATf) WEATHER High .............7...... 69 Lew.................... 37 Foraoan: Fair and Warm VOLUME Vlil. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1915 NUMBER 103 THE GltEAT STRUGGLE IN THE CARPATHIANS Land Man Returns From the States With Vanguarc of Army Who Will Buy Wheat Lands-- All Eyes on Southern Alberta The land ruoh to Alberta Is beginning again. O. T. Lathrop ef Ltthbrldgc, returning from an extensive trip through Oregon and Washington and other western states, brlnga with him the vanguard of a wholo army uf he Btates will be pouring over the bor- dor to take up wheat lands here this summer. Mr. Lathrop yeaterday, and the men nc nas with him come from oentral Oregon, and are to pick out lomc goqd wheat landi from the largo area louth of Gfaosy Lake, a short distance of which Mr. Lathrop These men are well proe- pecti here, and their feelings in the mutter arc only way many more farmers across the line feel. Mr.'Lathrop ia very well pleased over his trip through the states, and thv Herald that he intends bringing up several parlies of land hunters this iummer, when the crops are growing and everything IB flour- iehinB- The farmers "down through tha western states are getting tired of high-priced land, and are looking to southern Alberta to pick up good wheat at rcaeonable prices. The proipeeti for gocd crops this year are BO good that the talk of Alberta has become very strong on the other side of the line. Calgary; April tence, and was on the eye of being re- itriclren, alter three years of remorse, the murderer of C.P.Jl. BraJreman Roy Blair, -believed to be "Shorty" Lyons, has con Ten Bed to the shooting Blair on July1 "30 j- at ilorley, went of Calgary, .while Blair was assisting the conductor Jn ejecting two hoboes Irom train. confession made to the Warden of the state at Walla -Walla, Wash; where Ihe'-'mur- derer of Blair has been .serving a sen- leased. The information came in the form of a telegram this morning to Chief ot Police Cuddy from .Superintendent Henry. Drum of Walla, Walla peniten- tiary. Tho message, .'however, did not glye tha name under which the con- fessed murderer" of Blair was serving a ..penitentiary, nor did. 'it" In rbe state.of'Washington'.the mail was In- carcerated. Grace Submits His Report On City Public Works Tho Russia.ua have reached Zzoro Jn ihelr drive southward into Hungary. They' have driven the enemy from Bnligrod and LuLov. m and captured Clsha. They were snecesBful in driving the Austrlans from the Chotin region. ALBERTA VARSITY MAKES SPLENDID OFFER forward it to Ottawa. This offer will cost probably a quarter of a million, and makes a fine addition to the generous gifts already sent from this province. Summary of War News Indicates That the Germans are Resuming the Suing for Still Forge Ahead When Time Comes, We Can Break Through, Says French London, Aprrf Ma rah a I! Sir John French's meMaoe to hit countrymen at homo that, "I know when the time comei-for ui'to our great move, we can break through the the BrltUh eye- witness' statement of yesterday that "There are plain cfgni of the grad- ual weakening of the German are accepted here an Inti- mation that the present steady prespure on the western front will develop into events of vaster scope. It ia thus expected that the next three will be especially memorable in this epoch-making war. lovernrnent Aid is Necessary in Developing Rich Country RAILWAYS CANNOT SELL BONDS NOW LAND FOR Commissioners- Discover That is Necessary .Every Year WOULD WAIT TILL CONDITIONS IMPROVE TORIES TRYING Scout'Ferguson Digs Up Some Alleged Land Scandals in the West SENSATION IS NOT SO BIG AFTER ALL Five Important Austrian armiti are operating along the Carpathian front. Petrograd newspapers publish semi-official dstalls to the effect that these armies are under the direction of tha Oermtn general etarf, with Emperor William personally supervising the staff. In Bukowlna heavy fighting- Is In progress, aeoordinj to a Bucharest dispatch to Paris. Or two Austrian armored trains which advanced against the RuMlanl yesterday, one Is said to have been blown up, and the other forced to with, draw after being damaged. The Italian military authorities have ordered army to dull tne) metal on their uniforms and Thle IB described as a measure us- ually adopted on the eve of'war. The German attack on the Russian forces in the, north, near fruf sian frontier, was returned yesterday and another battle Is In pragma for the possession of the Russian fortress of Ossewetz. The abandonment of the former siege of this fortress had been Interpreted In Petrograd M In- dicating that the .Germans had given up their attempt to break through the Russian line of defences and advance on Warsaw from the north. "The one hiahest German authority" in Rome has denied reporta that Germany is considering peace negotiations. From thli source comee tne statement that the' German general staff has made plans for the resumption of the offensive with fresh vigor. TENSION '.INCREASES Geneva, Paris, April .frontier J officials still are" detaining'all freight cars .belongng to whose.shipment back to Italy was stopped laJt Reports received here from. German and Italian frontier towns, lay .that the tension, between the two.countries. Is.ln-. creasing. -1.1-' ALBERTA LEGISLATORS UPHOLD VACCINATION AND ANTITOXIN with the auditor's -report will with absolute control over all the de- off tho presses this -week, it gives partmcnts under liis" jurisdiction, tat- in Short-form a, comprehensive aurvcy ol' the work, of the department during iirst year ol commission govern- ment April G, 1915. The flavor and Cohimissi oners, t City of Lcthbridge, Alberta, Gentlemen following is, ab- Ktrated from the first annual report the year ended Jueccmber 31, 1914 On taking office at the. beginning of tlie ysar I found that the overhead rgamzation ilways Lhe of the .jvork-ing of my department forjpay coll expenditure alone lunoiinted ing over the duties of tbc city engi- neer, tlie oflice put iri charge of. an assistant engineer and and with a system oi daily reports from all superintend en is, a great' deal ol overlapping was eliminated, resulting in a more consolidated" organization wort ing in harmony with a: same'end in view. The curtailment in be 'will finish tomorrow. that in each year in which there Oi the department of interior under onded by Nelson Spencer, moved'that without using the antitoxin. There was nothing of interest In j are .taxes, unpaid from the year preyi- Hon.-Frank Oliver, was tabled in the debate today, excepL a spirited reply- to opposition criticism by the Attor- ney-General. Hon. Mr. Cross, ia ous standing on the roll, a tax sale house ol commons'-Vyesterdiiy. shall be held. The. whole report lunges chiclly on Bpeakine, said: "The loao.is a matter the, mayor. of necessity. Tne company, OVID; to much tlii the war, cannot sell their bonds. All days that they ask is that in order to secure iin- doing mediate construction of the road the "I'll get. the lawyer on sflid the actions of Robert Cruise, Liheral iyor. "We ure stating on so member ior.Dauphin, who is supposed tlliu. ice arcund here these to have represented himself as a hat I want -td be sure we are squatter and thus obtained POSSES- thc right thing.' I don't lilte sion- of homestead, lands lie would holding another tax sale otherwise not have been entitled to, to J7.7-10.00 pi pairing the st; The total expenditure for the-year was made up ae follows.: government float a short term 'tern-, this year. There are a "lot of people and that he also represented himseli porary loan of two millions. To arc'not in a position to pay, the necessary 20 head oi expenses" incurred by running so many i separate dopartcients were excessive. 11 ay tolls The city engineer hud control over i City team worlt.......-......... the engineer's ofllcc, waterworks and team work and streets departments. A Contracts......................... general, reorganization was made, and Material from stores to the :above' departments were added the city stables, stores, parks and boulevards, and also scavenging. The (Continued on.page per annum without iin- cure this the government will have a tlic-il .property would revert .to cattle, but at the time only, hai itandard of elliciency.. firat mortgage on the roafa.'and also [the city without their having a chance temporary interest, in seven li the Ed-'to make good. But then again, there The' report also alleges that I. other people .in town perfectly Frank Oliver gave orders that Ottawa, :April public ac- :ounts committee: oV-tlie House of Conimons, -inquiring Into purchase 'of horses, binocu- lars, drugs and- ptlicr supplies [or the government, concluded, its labors tbis Afternoon. .The committee derided on the motion of Hon. J..D. Reid' to refer all'the evidence taken to -the House and' to ask the department of justice- to take' whatever steps- mny he tketncd necesRary to investigate arid'prosecute the purchase oMiorscs in any 'province whore .evidence .was furnished -by-'crcditablG persons of A further reaolutibii' moved hy F. r-iickcJ was unanimously passed which, -suggests that iir yiew-ot tho evidence there'should hu inaugucated a and .in- spection; 'to Adequately protect the and fraud. April fietails liead- New Qty Tax Rate Probably he Thirty-two Mills have the guaranteed bonds oi ruonton and Dunvegan road, cally ten millions gllt-edeed secur- In these statements Hon. C. W. Cross briefiy presented the case'fdr With court of rBvisiou 'opflning on rate and low assessment Monday next it will, not be. Ipngp tie- than if they had a lligh assessment I-lon. forc'Wc tai rate will he and .the lower Lowtiing the at all ap- And the best answer.: to the. much- rate will certainly do away. .with able but who" refuse on for patents signed by one asked, question is that it .will be 32 many of the appeals against, the as- erni -principles. U'e can't get at this. A. Davis were to be passed, and jsessment." class, without injuring1 others." that mant of these "applications were That's Mayor answer, and Saturday was the last day in which lue i- i. Commissioners Grace and Reid, are fraudulently made. Subsequently, the it to be somewhere near -the appeals, against the -assessment: as it the 'government. predicted that no tax sale should report states, ah investigation oi trvrti, for tue mayor .financial stands could be lodged. These will In that the loan would be repaid soon at- he held, until business conditions are Davis' actions were made by R. B. A. pilot o! the should know; taken up'next week, and the commis- once more normal, nut the charter is Leach, who reported everything O.K. i "it [s my opinion, .'.though ;r don't sioncrs willtnen learn the attitude the law.-and what's to be done1 the. The report also gives a story of ter the close ot the .war, and 111 tlie meantime one of the richest-districts pa the continent would be opened up. Other speakers were Patterson of .Macleod. Campbell of RocKy Moun- tainand Bwing of "Edmonton. SIGNIFICANT FACT London, is a signifU cant fact that although a month' ha'a pissed since tlie action at Neuve Chap- pelle, the enemy has made no atlempt to retaliate in .any but has remained inactive, while 'we have .es. are unohtaiuahlc bore concerning the ourselves securely." is the riprlflrnf inn ma Ho liv tha nT.-n_nrUnnnn renl significance ol.the German cruis- er activity ofT the west Norwegian coast. It has beeii openly acknowl- edged that some such move was ex- pected and tlie is that the German cruiser .squadron, includ- ing the vessels damaged-in; a former battle, now repaired, attempts ed to rush our northern- 'protecting ;uard for -In order Lo raid British shipping and-divert a argc portion ot the British .fleet, possible. 'Everything indicates 'that attempt failed.r 1 FAMOUS EDITOR DEAD Kansas' City, .April Rockhlll Nelson, editor and owner of the Kansas .City .Star, died at his lomc hero Mr; Nolaon, .wbp: -74 yearg old, tad been 111 for several raontht, end lad been confined: to Iiis ?st December. .Uraemlc caused death, according to pbyplci tion made by the eye-tvltness attached to the British army head- quarters on the continent, in a mnnication dated April 9. know that" the other commissioners of the people toward .the... a Blood agree, that we' Should keep the rale as it stands for 1915. A reduction council docs, not know. The question deal in grazing leases in the is under, advisement, awaiting, an 'Reserve, near Lethbridge, in which f.0 32 mills, and reduce from the 1914 assessment opinion from City Solicitor Ball. peter Hyari of Toronto, and nor A'n application for grazi and others ment. cry nll..qyei tlie.west is tor tnade over the'greater part ol. 'a reduction 'in assessment. to -get a lurther reduction of ing privilepBs to the actual-property'value, or fitteen .GERMANY FAILS TO PAY LOAN Purli, April 13, 5.05 has failed-to pay to Bulgaria the portion of the loan ten the received from CJcorge McLaugh- our present assessment and; thu figures much nearer the.market'.Yalue, Iin. :of Toronto, with whom was as-.estimates as v'alea them and that, according to sociated Charles Miller, a barrister down-to our rale' this- year what the people have been asking (or.. applicants believ- woiild have ahoul 27 Very lew appeals have been maw ing that their applications would be (t ;s my opinion th'aP-a 32 .'mill'fate bythe e.P.fl. this "yearand granted organized a company and en- and a fifteen or- ly on. small pieces of p'rbperty-." E.: agreed to remit ac- gaged a.forenun. An application had cent, in the asse-ssment" ivoulii meet H. Wilson, whose. Appeal.- last. year. cording -to_ a SpfU dlipatch to been put. in a. year before by- one the wishes of tiie-peoplb.- The nighur iipset the calculations oi the Donald. McBwen, wliich according to rate is probably'.. mjUsucli good; adver- and caused him ;to -reduce 'most- tho commissioner's report, was really i tising, but tfie'peqp.le 'wili pay no. the property JO .per- cent. eter Ryan, ol Toronto. JIcEwcn actual ta' .-the Petit Parisien, which.says It is believed .Germany .dis- 4 trusts the Bulgarian attitude' and suspects jh, hit already decided to join the Allies. for Pe jot the. lease.-Frank Pedlcy, at thatj_ ;ime. superintendent of irmiuu tales' the' high' has again appealed. SCHOOLS! DIFFieULTIES OVER became --according to evidence the'privilege by. virtue owner of a one-sixth interest iu the ]iy peter Kyan..This.i'nteresl-was .held in trust'for I'cilley hy-C-. Bed- ford Jones, a-Torohld" lawyer, .for a period of four years, whon'.it was'sold to Chas. Millciy (or- This money iv'iis.'JKlfd- to Pedlcy, Jones retaining ?100. lor legal-expens- es. Mr, tlie 'coinmlssibner staled, admitted receiving but refused 'to had been acting: trustee for. him; "That City Solicitor Ball fcs hi-'1 structcd to prepare an. interim bona for at 75 to turn -.dm to this Sinking Fund.: that the may get to .coyer their over- draft, and thus obtain credit to see them through be final. The city, by the iKent placed a price pt approximately 6j amendment obtained from the legllla- pet .cent, on worth ol bonds ture -.it'-Edmonton, is empowered to now. for. sale, this morning. These' coyer tlie school board's 1914 over- draft, the sinking fund ii willing to lend -the money, having intimated as much at the council meeting this 30 y.ear bonds.. The figure is about the-same as that'.it.which the city's bonds'were sold early in 19M. Sev- eral firms have asked for an upset niorning, and the Union Bank has price, on the Issue. stated iU willingness to advun The council still hid, this mornins, _., s mornn, This resolution, moved by Mayor ,75 000 to the board in (irads question of plicing a frontage't.V Harclie ami carried, should settle until new taxes are available., Thus and boulevard maintenance school board's financiil dimcultles'lorleaiieth the-lesson. un this year. Aud this solution ibuuld. .TU ttty, while no t anlious to sell, Jb no decision BIG STRIKE U AVERTED Syracuse, N.Y., April strike that would have involved the'electric transportation- -service'.'In-- Rochester, Buffalo.and. Intermediate points, 'wan .averted -by. an', agreement reached between United Railways and the Amalgamated1.Asso- ciation ot. Street vahd Electric way, .the: existing strike Is to be called off once and disputed labor (i' Rltttd to a.rtttt.aUoa. sub- The Hague, via London, April 13, p. three days thevt hesri .a private Uiscussjon ol peace here by a about 30 delegates from''the-.United .States, Holland, .Germany, Austria- England, Belgium and Switzerland Only a short wort of the.coir ference which ended todaj, has been issued as follows The object of the meeting was not to suggrst steps to briuj tne rat war U) an end, but to consult _. what principles the future tbc would bttt b. ;