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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May wheat ..7. 16856 May oats............... 66 October wheat Forecast: VOLUME VIII. LETHI3RIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1915 NUMBER 109 DEFENCE AGAINST JJULMCTS AND SHELL SPL1NTE1JS Rome, April the Uct twenty.four hours, there have arisen (n Rome persistent reports thnt the grave international questions confront- ing Italy may be solved In the near future by what at First sight seems al- most conclusion of a general peace In Europe at a not die- tant date. these reports are Intangible, ,ind cannot at present be ascribed to a definite aource, they, ncvertheleas, are reflected in hiyh quarters, and they are given heed by careful observers of international politics. Among other reasons In support of this argument, is offered that Rome IB an excellent field for the conduct of negotiation of this nature. Prince von Buelow, one of the ablest of German diplomats, is in Rome, as Ambas- sador to Italy, and the official relations between Italy and Germany, as well as between Italy nnd the .powers of the Triple Entente are cordial. In certain quarters in Rome the idea prevails that the advent of spring has not seen such resumption of aggressive hostilities as ha tibcen pro- mised, a fact regarded as significant. annual 'sitting of LJie court off E. N. Uiginbothani was one ol Uir, revision on- the -assessment roll, 'most strenuous in his protests of which opened yesterday at the city Third avenue assessment. His pro- hall, -devolved during the aftonioon pcrty is 153 feet frontage and assess- in to a dispute between the commis- ed at lie said he simply sionats and various appellants as to could not" continue to pay the taxes and keep on living in the city. He ALLIES WINNING FRENCH WOMEN TO FORM A REGIMENT Pnris, April regiment oC French is lorrn- eel in Paris, umliT tbu furor- vision of the of ;ui offi- cer, M.ultimo Anuiufl. The Queen of tlic IJtlpiaus is; to bo nslicd to ihc hmiorary presidency oi the regiment. One of Llladamc Ai'mtud'.-; fo male lieutcnuntii sUiLi'-s Hint. Ihc women volunteers will In; cinn- maiulcd hy ofilci-rs of Uiu army until ilic-ir insli-iiclion is so 1'ar advHiicetl that find ficprs uniting LhGiiisolvjs, They will khalu unifonns and learn how to Immtle ii rifiu. The value or tills novc-I invention iu cases where advanrc is necessary, or slutiom c. The plan has been submHtiMl to the War Office by Mr, R of Hii-mineliani, whu the inyiiouity of invention. The shield- Is used as an UU'aniry proLccLlon. ,'ork, is indisjiut-1 complimented on SEEDING IN THE SOUTH IS PROCEEDING UNDER MOST FAVORABLE CONDITIONS {Recruiting is Satisfactory British Gam Ground in to Lead Austrians London, April Although the German cfai'ms, on the one hand, and the British and French, On the other, are diametrically opposed In the tcr of jthe-voulcome of the battle for Hill 60, southeast of Ypres, and nearThe" northern extremity of the British lines, the facts at hand indi- ate that tills engagement was the moat important along the British front since tile battle of Neuve Chap- pelle, and that it. perhaps, presages j ihe expected general British activity I in Flanders. The British, whether or not they hold all In? ground gained, undoubt- edly stll) dominate part cf Zandfoord- ridgc, r. line of hills running of Yprea. and commanding' the road" from Ypres to Menit. The losses in. this fighlina have not been announced. Judging by dispatch- London, April 20, 4 p.m. ''War Sec- 1 cs reaching London they have been Kitchener is very gratified at I considerable on both sides. The Ger- mans declare tfia: the mada use the response of the nation to the re- cruiting Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd George told the House of Commons this afternoon. The speaker added that the govern ment did not belreve that the war could be more successfully prosecuted Very satisfactory crop conditions [Tided equally between oats and barley five per rent, under barley. There is' by means Of conscription. the real status of the upper end oE Third avenue as a thoroughfare. Appellants for a reduction of as- to he taxed out ol living here or not, sessment of their property on Third He was paying a month taxes on exist in southern Alberta at present. Encouraging stories have been scut in by Herald correspondents throughout; the entire south, and these are being published below. All reports are most favorable. RAYMOND Raymond, April 20. There will did not "know whether he was 'going -probably he n 25 per cent, increase ir Dot 'over last year's acreage iu this dis- trict, although it is a little difficult end ot that avenue could no l admitted that this was 'a. very dirti- avenue south, contended that the up- his house property. Mayor Hardie to estimate at tins stage of the sea- son. A acre wheat crop is an- ticipated with possibly half that amount to oats. There will be a. sub- stantial increase in barley and flax. Seeding is progressing favorably, al- though there is scarcely a third to grain as yet. Seeding is, however, iu full swing. Winter -wheat is magnifi- cent. It is uv uiiuui iouT'inches and growing splendidly. It has a er be considered as a business thor- cult problem, and there seemed to be ougfofare, but must rather he placed some justice in some of the corn- under the heading ol residential, and plnints. He irc-iteratcd his argument therefore assessed GS such while ahoub improvements and inflated pric- [thcy may at one time had cherished cs, however. __ >the hope that -that particular portion E. H. Wilson, and other residents ol i of the avnnuc yield them big Third avenue were also appealing. profits in the' said "of theii: property Their appeals will be further eonsid- as business locations, "that hope was .cred. today. now-shattcred.'flnd-they cxpecleilJioiv) Aleasrs. A. Williamson, W. L. '.green, healthy color. Prospects ito httTo the city'share in their ms-json and C. S. Donaldson of the la'l wheat are excellent. deep for appointment to the exteiil at Icnst i North Ward, appeared on hchali ot of a substantial reduction in their North Ward business.'men, protesting assessment: against the assessment on that side Mayor Harrlic, however, sees things ol the tracks as being too high. They CARDS-TON Carnston, April Not lor many seasons has the crop outlook been so differently. He does not admit Hint were not kicking the upper eiid of Third avenue will I present assessment as nt a proposal never be a 'business thoroughfare nor; to increase the assessment, ivhich ac- the property fronting upon it become' tion they, stated would put the as- much at the favorable m this discncc as at the Tliere IS m the neighborhood with perhaps 2 per cent, oi the culti- an increased acreage of about vat-fid land About 50 per cent, of the per cent, over last year. Fully SjO per j spring cent of the seeding is completed, but seeding is completed, while the heart no oats has yet been sown. There of the farmer IK made glad by the iu very libtlc win Lei wheat here. The splendid appearance oi his winter condition of the soil is excellent, and wheat, which a large quantity is prospects were never better. A great i sown. 'amount of the crop will he grown uu j A very speedy growth is expected summer-fallowed land whicii has been! this season on account of the prepared. nigh perfect condition of the ground.! Moisture in. plenty has been allowed I to soak into the earth hy the almost total absence of dry winds this doubt the seeding conditions of this spring. With warm weather now and spring ID this district ace excellent a little rain later on Cardstaii farm- Seeding started generally about the See Heavy Fighting Ottawa, Ont., April is be- llieved licre from unofficial intelligenca .received Here that the Canadians TV w Jr kHLEK have been aeain engaged in tno heavy Pincher Creek, April 20.-Without noting wnich figures in the British offciul reports, in the vicinity of Ypres. Since tlie Neure Cuajiuelle nce e eu ers .should reap one of the largest and first of April. In some cases even a mGnlSi the Canadians have beon rest- carliest harvests ever experienced. little earliec, and since then every J" The" large amount of barlej- which effort their Dan of tlia battle front, and the casualty lists have been, com- gained very great foothold here, work it is believed that its popularity is In th Olficial conl'irmatiou of these reports popularity is in the immediate neighborhood ot pvnected -t -ny time gaining. -Many of the larmers are ex- I'incher deck there ale several rancli- tlie crs are putting in an average oi oures under tillage, over east Of Cardston. of which is in wheat. An increase perimeriting and succeeding growing of alfalfa, and this seed is MO ncrcs each, namely, W. R. Dobhic, now, on sale in town which lias been Buffalo Creek CJ-.. IJiichanan, Glen- onon raised and matured at Woolford, just burn Ranch-; p. Hanson, P. San- announced olficially today SAVED FROM' TCJRKS London, April Bitos'forTargc'comnierciai hoiiscsVOii sesJmwnt'biiYiiasis "altogether out ot of 15 per cent, is noticed.over the other hand he believes that it is proportion oi tbe remainder of the last 1asl- Mniainmg half is di- one of the main arteries leading into city. Tliey claimed they were helping the city and that it has as mucli, if pay for improvements on the not more of a future as a leading south side from which they were rcT business thoroughfare than, say, -1th cclring uo benefits. Mayor Hardie avenue appears -to have. Furthermore, he points out not only with reference asked tLem if they did not consider j points out not only with rclerence they received any benefit from lo Third avenue, but also with refer- paving of Third aver.ue south, -wl once to the Tvhqlc city, that since the-was their main thoroughfare into the ratepayer's iu tbe past voted for the I centre of the city. They still claimed, big improvements which have been made, therefore they must now pay the piper, hard times or no. Tn other words, the assessment of the present however, tliat tliey were paying too much. The assessment was allowed to stand. It is understood that the north ward men may appeal to the day is based upon the inflated tor a further decision in ol'past days. 'matter. A prill Griffiths, who was i'nocJteil down last mglit by an driven by Jennie L. Earlc, died, of "a, fractured skull at the general. hospital this morning. Miss is prominent in local oil circles and 'is secretary of the Black Diamond Oil company, is held by the police manslaughter. Bail arrangenicirts arc being made.ijy Geo. E. Buck, president of Jllack Diamond: DROP CHARGE AGAINST SVV030DA ,___ Paris, April .military au- thorities have decided to drop the charges of setting fire to (he steamer ba Tonrnlnc, which was preferred against the man Iciiowu as Raymond says'the Petit Parislen. ISLAND TO HAVE NEW MAYOR Bow Island, April Owing (o liis appointment as shoritf at Taber, E. W. I.uclt- bardt has resigned his position .as mayor'of-How fslami. n. II. Hoherton has resigned as couii- clllor, and will be I Mayor. Ho Is. not likely to .Stve any opposition. Men Named to Investigate Teg Scandal Winnipeg, Mm., April Sir Redmond RobJin today announced the perionnel of the royal commie- IOGE PEOPLE NOT FORGETFUL Only 75 Letters Sent to Dead Letter Office Since War'- Tax Started Since the special war tax on let- ters was inaugurated on April 15lh only 75 letters have been sent to the which will inquire into the ftrst. day was enforced sume.filty letters posted witliout the necessary, one cent tra, and since then only 'twenty-five let- grcen. ll'cre is an increase of 30 per 7he British submarine was "WARMER cent, acreage, and an estimate as [ol- destr0yed in the Dardanelles by Bri- Tn the country tributary to Warner. lows will come very close to the me a- tjsh boatSi to .prevent her fall. (Continued on page it is estimated that .there are close to acres to he put.in crop this year. 01 this ;unount probably aeres will be seeded in spring wheat, "and about 1000 acres is in fall wheat. There ivill be about 5000 acres in oats, and perhaps 2000 acres in liar- ley. Flax is not; a popular crop in, this district, but there is some being' put in. The increase in the acreage over year will 15 per cent, and oi the total amount it is probable that at least 75 per cent. oE the spring wheat is already in the ground. .The ivinter wheat is looting fine at tins writing, and il present indications are worth anything the winter wheat will make one of the facsfc crops erur kuo.wit1 in tbis dis- trict. Conditions generally are bet- DISTRESS OF LLIUU. vuuuiL'iuiia ij fl.n; UCL- p. 117'11'AI tcr than for a number of years, many Deputation Will Ask old timers saying that they have not seen prospects better' during'the past six to -ten years. Thcie is plenty of j moisture, the hot drying west winds] have so far been conspicuous hy their absence) and the weather' for seeding has been ideal. MONARCH Borden to Adopt Defi- nite Po-icy ing Into Turkish hands. TO EGYPT London, April Alexandria despatch to Renter's .says, former Premier Venizclos arrived there this morning and was greeted at the quay by a wildly enthusiastic crowd. He was welcomed officially by Prince shells containing asphyxiating To'lhis the British reply that the Germans first resorted to this means of warfare, so if the British are now using it, they are following the example of their opponents. SUCCESS FOR BOTHA Capetown, Union of South Africa, April of the Union of South Africa have occupied Keetaan- shop, the most important town In Ger- man Southwest Africa, next to Wind- hoek, the capital. It IB an Important railroad junction, and gives General Botha, the British leader, command of the railroad to Windhoek. VON HINDENBURG MAY COMMAND AUSTRIANS Rome, April recent visit of Fiold Marshal von Hindenberg to Buk- owlna, where he conferred with the commanders of the Austrian forces, has given rise to n report that he will assume command of the Austro-GeT' man. forces- In. the j despatch from Bucharest.' he 'had "cbrtfersiic'e" with the Archduke Eugene 'of Austria and his chief of itaff, General Conrad von Hoetzendorf. Later 'he made; a trip along the Ausfltro-German line. FOOD. SHORTAGE SERIOUS Rome, AprJI 19, via Paris, April 20. food situation in Trieste ie.cnt- according to advices telegraphed here, from the frontier. The mayor ii said to have announced, officially that the bread supply was exhausted, al- though that which had been supplied fo> the past few weeks has been made from a mixture in which wheat al- most lacking. ITALY WILL ENTER SOON Italy's decision for or against war Is believed En Rome to be Imminent. The Rome correspondent of a Pa'rii newB- laper telegraphs that today the of the tlm> fixed by Italy 'or presentation of propos.ili by Aus- tria, It It generally understood that Austria has .neglected to make tsrrl-. tonal concessions satisfactory to Italy, and, according to this report the Ger- man and Austrian EnToaMadori at Borne are preparing to leavi'the coun- try. _____ -i GREECE NEGOTIATING J Greece Is aleo endeavoring to at a fixed policy in regard to the uatlon brought about by: the war. A Winnipeg, of foreigners, "and April thousand ployed, nine-tenths large percentage Fuada, brother of Ptincc Husseini-the of-King 'Sultan of Egypt, French .officials, i left position charges connected with the construction of the new provincial parliament buildings. Chief Justice Mathers will membi Moparch.April will pre- Aus'tr'iaus' marched to" lie p'ar'ninient by dominate in tliis district, witli about bably on a'political miislon. No mil.. bocaise ne' mailon been given as (o: the pur- recent the mitslon, although It ..Is trate. wjll preside, the two other have been added to the list. The iers being Mr. Justice Daniel Al-! lers are forwarded by HIE first mail exander Macdonald of the court of j to the dead letter office, and the de- King's Bench and sir Hugh John Mac-1 lay in getting the letters to their tfonafd, Winnipeg city police magis- destination is reduced to as short a time as possible. Mr. Hamly. the acting postmaster, states that tho local post office has set an enviable record witli regard to the number ol letters sent fn tlie dead Jester office'. In some other places-with no volume oi business than the Letb-1 GERMAN Amsterdam, FLEET April SIGHTED vessels today report uaviug sighted a number of. German warships, 25 miles northwest of Ymutden, in the North Sea, only 150 miles from the mouth [bridge post office, the'numbe-r of uii- of the Thames Humors cavo-hccn In jpaid letters has reached up into the hundreds. CHEQUES FALL OFF The war lax on cheques, notes, Wills circulation some days to tuB effect that a German squadron had broken away from the naval base, and was cruising in the North "Sea: .Shqu'Id the Tried report prove correct prohably will he foi future. :t- 1avi; the. local banks since it was enforceh night in tue.near ,ast Thursday, anlj it has working smootlily. The smaller cheques have to a certain extent hccn EW SUBMARINES [eliminated, but apart from thai, -no TO AID PIRATES Imatcrial change has been noticed. London, April .Daily Mail's j The volume of business is about the Uerne correspondent says he' learus same, roin roliablo German sources that I .evevp.[ ue'iv submarines u-iil cuter r.'-o tbe work of blockading England today. Ilo ailds fhiit new submarines are now being comiiloted nl: the rate or two each weelr by Germany. WINNIPEG FINANCIER DEAD Winnipeg, Slaii., .-April death oi H. W. financier, took ilace in Winnipeg, early this morning, le ivan a brother or A. M-.'iVanton ol l-'oalcr Ifanimoud FOR THE SOLDIERS Tho Red rooiri in ,tbo Aeadia block will be open on Wednesday afternoon frniii 3 lo 5 for sewing. Garments .will also be given out lo be finished at home. 4 This uiip shows the course of the to been pick about tiis morning-and sent in n Tnrmer a BrblHerJn-ltw'ot .Emperor Willl.m, about -deputation- to wait on Premier Sir f. and e.t hlmiiir -------.Rodmond Roblin to ask the govern- SVcnTzelos cabinet' lhl i merit's'assistance in overcominE tlie cabinet avorea. inter .M. Allleti vention of Greece in'the war and.re- f i j. signed when King ConbttintiTjc and his PIomiseaCCtoSconIcr i01 with. Mayor Waugli this afternoon to'0' what 'could he done to .'alleviate i the present conditions! Winnipeg, Auril conformity with n.resolution.passed this inoriiiuy; I by the board, of control, Mayor Waugh.irill communicate by wire with the. mayors of all principal cities o[ Canada and a conference will be ar- ranged to'be held in Ottawa at as early 'a dale, as possible. Following Illinois Towns Vote on Saloons Chicago, April 20, Twenty-two towns and villages in Illinois vote on the side BRITISH FORCE BIEF.EATEP Advices have been received In Ber- lin that a British which ittempted to Invade Otrmtn East Afrlci, was defcattd >nd driven away with the loss of 700 men. British force ie said to have been lano% ed from crullers and .trauipTte. German lolici are given as 56. RUSSIANS MINED ENTRANCE The Rueilan fleet, which ha> attacking is reported to .then wait upon the icdcral cabine sihle Uic' distress caused ploi'meti't 'tlirougliout clifi by million-. The- Winnipeg -board ui con- trol was urged to this action niornint by Ahlcruian Rigg -iiid Kev. J. S. A high- way.-, from Winnipeg-. tu Jalijjty is among the proposals. ROGERS REFUSI DISCUSS ELECTION 2000 TOOK THE PLEDGE London Apvll tlio.ustso' Protoslaut cburcbes throughout land fObseryed Sunday v? "King's Pledge The largest inoetlfig licldf was in central London, more .than 11000 persons took the p'ieritfi'.lo' abatiilu from intoxicants fe- ttle remu.Hdei- gl Uic- wur uerlod. Ottawa. Out., April Holien Rogers, Diiin'3ter orpu-b lie. Works, who returned from- the west this to express an opinion as .to' whether or not- there is likely lo bo a geacr.i! election. AVheu asked, he -It .wonltl be uufair to my col- leagues were I. to express an- 4 opinion.'' the mine field. TURKISH ABE BLOWN UP Parll, April 20, 5.15 Two Turk- ish toriedo boat deitroyen wan blown up, says a Salonikj diipateh while paMing through a ,mjhe b.lt which .Russian shies had uiccMded in laying acres'the ie phorue, while Turklih flMi cruising In "the Black elons caused by the deetnictioir of ilw two Turklih boats gave warning to tnt remainder or the fleet, which ihe His. patch s.yi, w.s obliged to nnuln In the Black Sea because er> were availibleV ;