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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge, Alberta. Thursday, April 17, 191$ PRICE-FIVE CENTS Number 107 BHALL ingo Press Makes Most of Incident, Demanding an Apology Berlin, Api-Jl 16,-The German gov-irnmeat has called upon the French t^veniment to investigate an incident that occurred at Nancy on Sunday aight, and which has created a painful Imp'resslou here. neports of the affair differ, hut it appears that a party' of German men Rnd women, who were viBitlng Nancy were, violently insulted at a place of entertainment there, that afterward they were Bubjeoted to worse insults In a restaurant, and that, finally, they were practically driven out of the town by a crowd ot jeering French men,, who did not cease their abuse until itbe train carrying the Germans away started from the station. Foreign Secretary Von Jaegow iu' formed: the Reichstag this afternoon that 'the Geirman ambassador in Paris had been promptly Instructed to take the necessary steps to obtain an investigation. If the unofficial report proves true, the, ambassador is to "inalte repreBentatibns in regard to the Inaderiuate protection afforded to Germans in France." The Relchs'lag greeted 'the foreign secretary's statement with demonstrative approval.. Ilerr Von Jaegow said: "Up to the present hour our information concerning the Nancy incident has been confined ito press despatches. -.It the news is confirmed to the full extent to whicii it is unofficially reported, 1 should certainly re-ga,Td it as a highly regrettable incident. "It would, however," he said, "be Iiroof Of how much, nations ot French chauvinists, of : which the imperial ijhajloellor; recently^ spoke in the '��*>^^^istag,'must'give rise to misgiv i, Even .s6ber:-;newspai)ers.like the i Kreuse Zeltung az'epUbllsninK violent J j(tt;ick9 rtenouucin'g the conduct of the '^ croy/d.-at Nancy; �( . ., ,. �. , The p!'ga,n of the war party is ex-: plolting the affair to 'the full. _ , Tile Berliner Neust Nachtrichtern, the mouthpiece of the navy, league and the armor plate Interests, declares that the French have affronted the "honor" ol Germany, vind that the im-Ijerial government cannot refrain, from demanding adequate reparation. CALGARY IS UNDER ARREST (' The Paris Version Paris, April IG.-The extra exaggerated importance given by the German press to an /insigniflcant itlpsy brawl in a music hall at Nancy excites great surprise irl France. The 'leeiins hero is ;fibB0lutely calm and icUgnifled. Adrien: Heibrard, editor of Le Temps, voices public sentiment, saying: ? " . "Only a few days ago the French people and goverilment gav�> a true meaBiiro of courtesy and good feeling i during Che Zeppelin incident which resultfld in a better understanding on both sides of the frontier. It'seems now as if th� Ger,man jingo press, vexed at this, has,decided, to destroy a favorable impression and .has an- Caigary, April 18.-^jAWfed MatUMon, a clerk in the city treasury department, was an'ested here tonight on ^ charge of forging fiVe city cheques to the total of |96i| One of. tljQ cheques was passed .upon 4 local mezf-chant in the sum of |�5. The cheques^ lithographed, with th^ munlolpal coat of arms, wore abatrafdted from th6 treasurer's cheque'.'bobk and slgne^ with the fictltltous" signatures of th^ required officials. .. � He was formerly a-^ember of the famous Scottish regiment, the ^laclc Watch. . He is held -wiihwit hail for preliminary hearing. WAS AN EXPERT IN E MISS SMITH, OF U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, IS DEAD AT JERSEY CITY Jersey City, N.J., April 16.-The death of  Miss Elizabeth Smith, BO years old, for more than twenty-five years employed in the redemption departinent of the United States treasury at Washington, was announced here tonight. . ' � Miss Smith was an export in redeeming damaged money, and in' detecting counterfeits. In lillO, when a bank burned at At-illa,'cuba, and $50,000 was charred In the vault so it vas Impossible to move the mass, Miss Smith was sent to At-illa by the government. She was able to count the charred bills, which were credlteC to the depositors, the Royal Bank of Canada. MAYOR HiDIE HAS EJOD Though, Gity Has $'1,500,000 Utilities, No Depreciation Provided For Current Expenditure this Year Promises to be Nearly Half Million Dollars -Rate 25 Mills Below is a summary of the current account expenditure for the present year as brought doVn,, by the finance committee for consideration hy the council at their special Session on Friday evening: Works and property.'and parks and boulevards committees ... T"................................ $ 37,585.00 Fire Department."v; i..____.................. 34,205,000 License, Police and Health............ .. 57,250.00 Markets and Publicity .------ ;.............. 10,000.00 Finance.....i;............. 90,750.00 SCHOOLS: Public ..; .v.... ........... 115,000.00 Separate........... ................ 8,60000 Debenture principal, inc^re&t and sinking fund Total.................................. Add 10% for collection............... Grand Total ... ____................. LESS ESTIMATED-REVENUE:' ^. Building Permits . ..i................... .. ...Bound >Fees^;...r.,^.>^Sii!�;u. Licenses .. Dog Taxes Poll.Tax' Fines ..... Scales 'Sundries .. 400.00 300.ao. 12,000.00 800.00 1,800.00 3,000.00 450.00 , 100.00 ' Net Expenditure .........�.........;.. $488:750.00 Assessed valuation for all purposes-$19,100,000.00. > To raise the .above revenue, from the assessment given would require a rate.of 26.56 mlllS.r.iAn.atterapt however^ will be made to pare tho expensfea so that the rate. wiU;not exceed that of last year, 22 mills. STRIAE WORKERS ON HONGER- STRIKE W, W. BUNCH-^EMULATE THE EXAMPLE SET BY ,iyiR3. PANKHUR8]- . & CO , due note of the 'warning." Newspapers Excited Denver, Colo., April'17;"-?ixty Industrial Workers of ithe";'.WorldsI'who grily seized on 'the Nancy music hall I yesterday began a ^!hl4ngorsti!life'? ia brawl to create trouble by accusing j the city jail here, VififUsed.'t eat tho French people of blackguard .man-.! breakfast today, wheri'k trus.ty iwas jier, cowardice, brutality, antl demand-i___j. j. , ".-i,-� ,Vr,S, ing profound excuses. We have done ^""^ �iJSPPfc?!; nothing to provoke such a storm of broad and water, thp, menu furnished vituperation. While refraining from the city to the, himdred 01.^ mp^e answering; back, the French people. "^'ivited. guests fifom'Athe ,ya?m draw thet; own conclusions am ,t^^^ Me rnillUntlHlxty. refused'to ' touch the fare. ' . - 'ff^'K^-  Talk i^'f/a coinprqnuseSi^eli.Ti'e^^^ city and the workers jwas-j refused. 'It Berlin, April 17.-"Tho Nancy moi- was said the Dorver trajiPh of ^ th'e dent" continues' to occupy many col- orgahlzation would^agree to observe umns In tlio newspapers. "The foreign �'e police rules regarding ..s^trpet secretary made another statement to- speaking and that the hundred- visit-day. It amounted to little more ors would then be released-on" the tlian that the government was mak- promise that they ;would leave'- the '.^I'ing. ail inquiry that the Germans con- city jit once. ' �. . , cerned had made depositions before ( ; ..--the proper authorities and that thetr , sworn .statements would be Ior\vard-, eri to Paris.  It "is clear from last night's' ro-^ . pbrts' thht feplmg runs high and as Baron Von Schcm I is reported to have yslaid,.,the Nancy .incident.,dangerously resembles a spark in an already e,\.-ploslve atmosphere. The Vossiche Zcitung appeah to tho public to avoid demonstrat'ons, The Koenische- Zcitung naturally V, points out that, these incidents� con-,^r provided a fund for depreciation ^ot mimicipal utilities ? That is onei question he would like a little enlithtcnment on. Tlie waterworks, "^treef. railway and electric lighting .systei|^ represent a debenture,.mdebtednes.'ii-ciC over one and one-half miliioa. (|ol!ars, but so far.^as His'Worship cctold find there had never.been" a c'en1|!set aside to form a depreciation fufid for,any one of the utilities)'-It isr, usual'in such concerns to make provi-sion for an annual depreciation of' at least five per cent. This would mean $75,000 on the total ' outlay. 1 Where is the money coming from to replace them when the, plants are worn out, which will be wiuhiuttie^-next 20 or thirty years. �  This lack of business methods, as the mayor callsi.;it, calls forth another Icnotty proWemo for answer. Last year - the:city;, electric light system made, a'profit of -$27,000 and the waterworks Ysysjieni had about $229,790.00 I $10,000 oo :tl;q;?j;ight ..side of the books. � This ::J37j600.. was dumped into tha current account as revenue, $123 500 001^""* was spent-along yith the money ttm\nnnn raised by direct ta'cat.on. Mayor !1-Sfii I Hardie is; Of th,? -Jopinion that that ?460i79D.OO j 1:37,000 might..Kave foriucd the nuc-46,079.00 leuB of, a depi-e|ia%ion, iund, and at I'"' '"","1 ., the council iri trated the need of fipeed' in'' n|f^ Toronto, April 16.-The water famine in Toronto started yesterday afternoon, when the attempt to clean out 'the tunnel, through which the city water is pumped, had to be abandoned, still exists, though the citizens have been promised relief by night. The northern and western parts of the city are completely without water, while in the downtown .districts only the lower flat.s of buildings receivu a scanty supply. Over 1500 head of cattle stalled in cars at the, Union S'ta-tion yards have not been watered since six o'clock last night. Gurney's foundiT were compelled to lay off 500 men this morning because of lack of water. THE HERALD WILL SHOW THE ELECTION RETURNS TONIGHT ? ? The Herald will throw the election returns on a screen tonight with a powerful lantern. It is a lovely evening, come to tlio people's paper and get the iiijivs, v.-hotlier you are Liberal, Conservative, Labor, Socialist or mugwump. There will be 110 partizan tinge to the Herald election news. One Thousand Votes in by Two O'clock in Central Part of Riding : : ? : : : : ? ? > > ? > > : ? After Big Expenditure of 1912 Only $240,000 for Improvements in 1913 "Filtration Big Item _i_ Last year the city spent almost $1,200,000 in municipal improvements. This year the amount will bo greatly reduced. According to the debenture estiniates submitted to the mayor by the various committees the amount will be Only $241,500. The report as submitted is as follows: (Debenture estimates, 1913)-WATERWORKS Extensions, 1913............................;......$31,000.00 Fllteration plant ..................... ...... 83,000,00 ELECTRIC LIGHT----- Line extensions ....................... STREET RAILWAY- North Lethbridge Extensions................. GENERAL- $117,000,00 15,500.00 31,000.00 Thirteenth Street Subway..................... 42,000.00 Storm Sewers................. .........-..... 15,000.00 4_____ 67,000.00 Thirty .year,. 5%: .bond issues HENDERSON PARK, SUNDRIES: ' Boat Dock.................- Boat 'House . v............. Boiler^'^^urse'ty'" .'?r.'.''.' �'  '-"f-  Fire Appliances �., .----.... Motor Patrol Wagon .....---- Tools, (Waterworfca).......... Tools (Works and property) ... Vault....................... Ten IJer Cent................ Ten-year, 5 % bond issue $22O;600;00 100.00-2,000.00 625.00' 5,000.00 , 4.2D0.d&'. 750.00 5,250.00 400.00 2,G25.00 ai,ooo.oo Total Debenture lesue $241500.00 GEORGE.J. BURY MAY BE PROMOTED Tonight, shortly, after eiglit o'clooit tlie results of one of the hottest election campaigns ever fouglit in Lethbridge will be Icnown. Tlie polls close at si.\', and judging by the large num-. ber of votes polled, it will be at least eight o'clocis before the returning ollicers can conclude their work: of counting the ballots. Every kind of vehicle has been pre.s.sed into service, all parties making a supreme ellort to get every man to the poiis. The Liberals are confident that they will poll a larger vote oil the south side of the track than ever before, while the Conservatives are relying on getting every one of tlieir supporters to tiie polls in order that they may offset, if possible, the great majority rolling up for Jones on tlie north side. An estimate of the number of votes polled soutli of the. track at one o'clock this afternoon placed the number at 777, Of these Mr. Jones claimed slightly over 300, while Dr. Stewart and tlie Socialist; candidate claimed the rest. Stewart's maionty at tiiat time,was therefore about 150. I,n Nortih Lethbridge and across the. river tiie vote will bo exceedingly large. Here, too, the Conservatives have many of their best workeirs stationed, and no vote is let slip; But tiie atmosphere is all Jones: The r Socialist candidate is working hard,;' and hopes to make a good' showing . at Diamond City. However; at the s coal camps on this side of the river ;i the Socialist votfe will be-small. , The estimated number, of votes/-polled at this election is 2500..-. At , the byo-election at which Dr.. Stew-,;-ary was eledted in 11)11 the number-:, was about I'/oO. At the Westminster School poll:at,,! two o'clock there we're 28.0 yotes poll; ed of which the Jones men wera claim-, ing a substanfuil majority,, victory,; .j!?i4'',,..; tween four and six o'clock-vas xthe.'; men came out of the mine.. Chmoofc was going strong for Jones, but'the;: Socialist was. regarded a,svpolling.-aV good vote at.Diamond City. .The; ex-\ tent of tlie Socialist vote will ideteil-.j f mine tlio election. It ho polls a 'iairlyf; ^. large vote tlie chances would :'favte:> Stewart. Stewart and Knighc wefo ' ' � working together today, making ,'!bo.i,.' | secret of the game, being playedii ' Lively Iri Calgary i . '' ,[^, Calgary, April 17.-Polling is tak-'S ing^place today: Unusual interest! ^Js'-i | shown- in the campaign, and the city -.s \ J; is polling a heavy vote. Numerous ^ s difficulties have arisen at � several 01.;$ /'��^ the booths'^ where ;votprs'were";chal-,..#,f" Ic^ulty,- of this --citj', | drowned ' today - when, his-' ^i\gi�t on | passenger ' ttain 'No. ' I u I Southshore and _ Atlantic, >ra4w?3^, i plunged ,through,' a :,bridge,;.neSi? Sa\-,.| on, Wis., and pinned MoNulty'-'m tha'l mud and -ivsater beneath ii;.'TW train. H was noithboiiiiu itom Uillutlr to thati^J S09 and was. tiuvollmg slowly fiogijj the feai 01 washouts on atcounf receqii*^heavy^.i;s�nh. 'V\'hIlo orossing*^! a -sraail ^bridge oa6'side ,gavo ^waj imair �dlifjj; T^e^jfirei^, e^c�l)%i^,*Tjut Nulty,AWiis pa'uaUtyipno^th/lt ''i!teDwiied.'.''�eipBUi- siw b to i�lcdse Uim. W ' - mm mmmm I- I 23 ?583 40 227728 ;