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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May whtat............. October wheat.......... May oiti................ 65% WEAI HER High Forecast: Kalr and VOLUME VJH. LETHRRIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1915 NUMBER 110 GUARD N.Y. Three Powerful Cruisers Sud- denly Appear on Myster- ioue Mission 10 DEFEND Germans Ship All iheir Heavy Artillery Pieces Into the Carpathians GEltMAN SIEGE GUN SHELL New York, April siiuadron Amsterdam, April 21. Bvidence ol threo cruisers, the most Uiat Germany lias any j gathered here since this war began, 1'laus lor further, offensive lighting in! lay off the entrance to New York France arid Belgium is (ound iu the harbor today. Closest to the sbore reports ol reinforcements for her al-j lay a four funnel British cruiser, sev- lies. en" miles cast of Ambrose channel Numerous trains of heavy artillery lightship. Her name anu the names arc moving through Ocnnany from I of her companions could not he made ll'c west 'ront to the .Carpathians, j out even throiiEh glasses. Ton miles This artillery is believed to consist cast ol the highlands lode the second of the larger calibre Austrian guns -ship, a large auxiliary cruiser, with which it iras decided.at a .recent lines that.spelled spend. This cruiser, council of war are most needed now! observers thought, was a stranger for the. defense of Hungary from here, the Caronia having departed, Russian invasion, presumably for supplies. Tlio largest Several oniccrs of the German navy ship of the squadron a four funnel 'roin the bases at Kiel and .Cuxhav- cruiser, lay 15 miles southeast of the have recently left for Conslantin- liighlands.'This vessel, too, had not part in Hie defense of been seen" previously by shore ohscrv- Sifton, Magrath andShaughnessy are Mentioned the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. Petition For Agricultural School Here HOLLAND PREPARES FOR WAR Tlie Hague, April II Icm-jicd on the high- est authority (hat prc- for M'ar in Hol- land are continuing- with the utmost vigor. The Dutch fjoTcrnmcnt real- izes that Holland might become involved in the struggle at any moment. This tremendous Iiell .tlentification lias proved tlio fact that German siege guns really exist, ia compared in the picture with on the left policy ol a French 75mm. Held gun shell, and on the right.a.German 77nnn. field gun shell. Britain Insures Chinese Republic London, April preservation of Hie common interests of all the powers ot China by the insurance ol the Chinese Republic and Ihc prin- ciple of equal opportunities for the commerce and industry ol all nations in China, was declared by Sir Ed- ward Grey, foreign secretary, to be if tlie- British governmcn in China. SEA 01 The board of its regular Ottawa, April 31. The Evening meeting last night passed. .a resolu-I Free Press says tion asking the provincial government J "That the war purchase commission to establish an agricultural school consist of three members, who and demonstration Ja'rm' in'the Leth- will act without' remuneration and bridge irrigation district. This lesolu- will create a first-class buying organ- was proposed some weeks ago, izatiou has been decided upon by the and. sets fortli the advantage such a It is reported upon good school would be to the ahjacent farm- authority that the three men will be. ing communities. .The resolution will Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, who made he forwarded to the government at a great reputation when chief'buyer for .the Canadian Pacific railway Sir Clifford Siflon, has had some- tiling to do. with war supplies since the war 'and Mr. Charles jWagrath, chairman of the Interna- tional waterways commission. Edmonton. U.S. Consul Here S. C. Peat, U.S. consul at Calgary, IB day with Matt John- son, local U.S. consul. DAYLIGHT SAVINS BILL NOT WHOLLY APPROVED ORGANIZING LONDON RAID Count Zeppelin has arrived at to superintend, the execution of the new order, the object of which, according to the IB organized raids iigalntt Paris and London. German and Swiii newspapers published in towns around Lake Constance, where the Zeppelin works are situated, say that 'Emperor William seems displeased at the results obtained by Zeppelin jtirfihlps In recent raids, and Has ordered much larger dirigibles constructed. Two of the new aircraft, newspapers aisert, are to be finished Formerly one airship was built every three weeki. The number of workmen at the.Zeppelin plant has been nearly doubled, and the machinery has been greatly augmented.' The Bonril oC Trade Lave not solved the "saving daylfcht" proposition yet. There wag a lively discussion on tho subject at. the meeting last night. F. Downer, cboinnun of the jilun- iclpal and.Civic Improvements com- mittee, brought in a -report showlntr the advantages, which have been men- tioned before, of putting the clocks ahead one Lour, and recommending that the Hoard approve of the schemo an'd forward ilie suggestion to tlio commissioners. G. W. Green spoke agaiuet the idea. He .thought that there would be con- siderable difficulty in getting people to work.on ilrao, although he admltt-, cd It TVEH. .quite easy to fool ourselves J. Harris, who weeks iu Regina last summer, said that tua plan was working smoothly there, and everyone seemed in favor of th.e Jdea. ITe said tbc streets were quieter one hour earlier than in other cities. J. D. Iliginbotham thought it would be a good idea, as. we 'would be nearer sidereal time. J. Nelson pointed out that it would be cutting one hour from the time those who'came in to Leth- eto do shopping have be- fore leaving OH the afternoon trains.. After a general discussion the mat- ter was referred to the chairman bt the Retail .section for report by his to quit early. He could cot see 'what. committee at meeting of the would be gained. Council. TtCUTWORM Fire in Winnipeg Artillery Stables Winnipeg, April a spectacular lire .which started at 1.30 this morning, the raciug slables THIS FALL April of proposed new irrigation district south ami west.qf town are .prac- tically assured now that they will; have water on their land by this fall. The new irrigation bill, which Eleven: Towns are in Illinois State Chicago, 111., April of; the.local option elections In 26 towns and villages 'In 'Illinois yesterday, were heralded ,as a victory by prohibi- tion leaders loday. Eleven' towns were swejtt into the dry abolishing about 80. sal- oons, and all previously dry territory wag retained, with the exception of Flanagan, Livingston cqunty, which .changed frpm- dry to wet. The wets REPORTS Still further reports of crop condi- tions received .this morning Inom rlerald correspondents arc equally en- couraging to those published yester- day. 'Bow Island reports a 15 per cent, increase in area, while Macleod retted 12 towns Votes to pro' has now passed the provincial Bow Island Eow Island, April coadi- British and French Now Pressing Fighting Against the Turkish Situation Grow- ing More Serious Each Day A land and sea attack on the Dardanelles on a larger scale at any time since the Allies began their effort to win Constant'nople, apparently Is imminent. Berlin reports that British and FrencV. triops have been landed on the north shore of the gulf of Saros, European Turkey, in- dicating that land operations are actually under This forco presum- ably will be employed For an attack from the rtar of the Turkish fortifica- tions along the European side of the straits, pt the tame time that a bom- bardment from the sea Is undertaken by the Allied fleet. Additional Bri- tish troops are arriving dally from Egypt on transports at the Iiland of Lam- ot, wett of the entrance to the Dardanelles. No heavy finhtinn hue taken place since the attempt to force the straits a ago, in which two British and two French were lOBt, An official statement from Constantinople was that two torpedo boats attempted to penetrate the strais Monday night sr.d yestsrdjy there was an engagement between warships and the Turkish fortifications, presum- ably in conn-ctlon with the landing oi troops. PAPAL GUARDS JOIN ARMY WAR FEVER INTENSE Rome, April Intensity of the war faver here is ehown by the enlistment of the Papal Guards in the regular army. So many are aiklng leave of absence from the Pope that he hat been obliged to itsue a dal decree leaving them.free to do they wish. These, together with those called under arms, and forced to go Into the army, have left the various Papal corps so decimated that the Vati- can authorities have been obliged to take special measures to fill their plac- es. The Papal army, though small, has a ceratfn amount of regular detail duty, so it is fitted to gc immediately to the front. The situation is viewed with bitterness in certain clerical circles, am- ong them those ecclesiatJcs who, sympathizing with Austria, and hating Italy, dislike in any way to assist the latter. The Pope, however, IB a fer- vent Italian, ready to do whate'ver he can for his country within the lim- its of strict neutrality. Allowing the guards to Join the army comci iin. der the heading of "force majeure." At a patriotic demonstration in Rome a member of the Italian Senate addressed a manifesto to the people to the effect that "consolidation is an.--, preaching for the Italians who have waited and referring evident- ly to the nation's desire to absorb "unredeemed or the Austrian provinces to the north. Austria is reported to be concentrating troops hastily along the bor-. der in fear of an- invasion by.'Italian troops, but Prince von Buelow, Ger- man Ambassador at Rome, denies thata rupture between Italy and Austria is imminent. BELGIAN FRONTIER IS CLOSEt) Rotterdam, April Belgian-Dutch frontier is jtlll definitely clos- ed. Even those hojding passports have not. been allowed to enter or. leave Belgium. Those reported for delivering bread to the people living Just across the frontier to. throw it from one cart to an- other, and not enter Belgium. The frontier tay that the reason .for .thin Is the grvat troop movements. Trains arc running continuously between Germany and Belgium, but no inkling of the International relations of tha has leaked out. BRITISH LOSE 200 MEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Berfin, April 2T, via London, 2.10 news from German Eiit Africa of the defeat of British -forces on January 18 and 19 In two-days', battle at a point near Jassanla, has Jutt reached Berlin. The British forcea lost some 200 men in killed. TARNOW> EVACUATED A Berlin dispatch iays that Tarnow, Gal lei a, been evacuated by the Russians on account of the effective attacks of the Austrian artillery. Tarnow lies 175 miles weit gf. Lemoerg. it nnr.. tri- 171 votes the wet majority of' tions in this.localitv are particularly steps will at once he. laien to .porty.eiBht saloons were re- eood this year. Seeding Is about cne- orgamzc the Tabet farmers under tained. third finished and is being carried on that act. .Figures provided by F. Scott JIc- under the most lavorable circum- The act provides that there roust Bride, state tuperintendent of the stances. There, will be about a 15 be one-hall of tbe proposed district anti-saloon league, showed there are rrigable before a district can be orT flow 55 entirely dry counties in the ganized. The vote necessary to organ- partially dry, and one, Jlon- ze is two-thirds of-the owners. entirely Seventy county endments put. through just before'.county seats are dn-, while 32 remain lassing, pidvide non-resident owners I wet. wlth'the privilege of voting, .which South Dakota Towns Dry be a boon to tllo.Tabcr .Aberdeeri, S.D., April pcr cent, increase in crop area over last most of.it being In wheat. The general prospects are splendid, Macleod Macleod, April fifty BATTERY BOYS TO BE M ENTERTAINED BY CITY Lethbridge TV111 entertain the toys of tfic 20Ui Battery, on Monday even- Ing next. S. J. Shepherd, chairman or cent, ot lias been com- ule entertainment committee, outlin- pieted in this. district, and the gen- ed the programme prepared by .hia is there are many owners o[ land in' oon frees..of South Dakota won tile eral outlook .is of. a most encourag- -committee at last night's meeting of the exhibition grounds were slroyed .by Tire and six houses ad- joining. on the south side of Selkirk avenue fell prey to -the. flames. The members of the board of trade tbe netting last night listened to loss 1? about 3, very iiiicrcitiiig talk .by B. H. The officers ami men of the fiftli Strickland, .Dominion entomologist, artillery brigade turiiejl.ioiit to fight on tlie oriKin.and powers the'llames and were auccessful in res- of .tlie .army" He cxplaineit cuing all. their horses .but one. The the habits, of Mils, worm, which is 'fire at first was .thought ..to have somewhat, active in several districts started In the blacksmith ,ishop, but this year, ..along the lines as set is now believed to 'have been started fortir. in- liis article wbicb' was pub- outtide the racing and it is lishcd in "Itlie Herald on Saturday alleged was of incen'diary' origin. last. AJr. Strickland has been out in- f _ and experimenting during the past week and gave a report ol ent mMhotl. of hillinji (he worm, his work "and the operations of the explained in hli which ap- worniasbbfound.it. Although it was pearcd. on Saturlay, intf" ravered the pointed out that tlie presence of this rnsthod of ploiighlng a. vertical _ worm in .certain localitieB 'in tho furrow and p'olsoning Paris country was n serious ihing, still, the Grein and itink weed. pointtd out the proposed district who do not WBBBBt- victory in years ysstcrdaj in side tlierc. ffon. A. J.-McLean is of opinion that the project', will he ready for op- eration this fall. There is no opposi- tion to' tbe formation of the district. 'I the municipal, elections held through- out the: state. Fifteen to'wna desert- ed the license ranks to cast their lot with the dry forces. Salem was the only town fp change ffom-tbe dry col- umn to the wet. NO SMENT YEI ON G0.7.S1 London, April' George majority wero nearly full grown now that 'by thlr method when.one worm toW thn House of Commons yesterday W the poisible damage: would crease until about -the end of when the worm goes, into" the crys- tallis stage. The destructive powers ql the worra de- WM killed II wn tale-. lfcat Gre1' DrJtnin was getting a'.ons Mi; by other worms. One live worm will we" Tith lhc voluntair nystem -1 eat as many as two ds.i-ones. and is Conscription waa In turn polaailed. M Lol'd Kitchener ws: phaslzed the (act of the wisdom o) not Be. t_______ __ ___ __ ______ v> .curing all the recruits he needed..... lint has uueii noticed tbiti year farmsrs reporting esrly on the pres-l In reeara to tbe liquor question, In- Hot as-bad ss the cutworm, as it has anct of any harmful Iniecl, and urged quirers were 'old that they would have tendency to climb to the top ol a that the land ba kept clean: Tne land. In wait for the announcement ot tha plant and cooUDUf down, whereas the. should bt discid about month toveramcnt's jpolicy. In tbe mean- cutworm cuts-tho haaf of a plant the goes Into ths crysallls stagt time the members ot the House of aad pisses'on to tor .unit. towards the t nd of, I Commons decided dot to do awsy with the worm is ptrtent in crrtainloca.ll- ThiB woVm tiavel a iquattet ol refreshincnt room, where llnuor li War Commission ties in .somewhmt large numbers; and while ft prelers to cat crrtain weeds, still It and will be sonietliing is clono to prevent it. The arrival- of seagulls will a.-splcniiijl thing 'in ;these dis- is they, cat of- ibq'-.wofiif.' (jnantities Mr. Strickland .saoke if ibt difftr- a mile a day if H wen to keep its fastest pace lor 34 hours. A fe- male-will lay eggs: There was n typogrsphfcal error in Mr. SLrfckland's published on Saturday, when stated 10, His. of pr-isoncil .he used fm every ten instead of evciy 201) sold. Speakln. at Newcastle-on-Tyne, fni- mier Aiqiilth urjed workers and mis. terfl to co-operate, for greater produc- tion. He denied that Che government had been dilatory regarding the output cf war materials, and said the inVt-' IBI- hHd ongnged their iltenllou since' September, Mentioned as prob4hU head of the govern'mcnVfl commlsalon. ,to -purchssn ing nature. It is estimated that the ihe Board of Trade; and iirged that increase in acreage .is at least twen-'the citizens ot Lethhridge get behind tr-Jive per rant, over last year, and the movement and show HIB boys that a great deal inorc care is being taken lve appreciate their presence In the by in putting in the city, anil the sacrifices they are mak- crop. The general condition of the in jn eniistine in the defence of the winter whcai is also excellent, and Empire sliows promise of a big yield. Tbe will be entertained first I at .dinner in Wesley .'hnll .-The .Foremost .'Daughters of the Empire will linve .April crop charge of the dinner.. The merchants conditions in this district arc good. Of the city have, boen gcod enough to. Ihere is a lilteen per cent, increase donate provisions for the. dinner, and in acreage, about one-third in wheat, the bill rof tore will.lie a.splendid one. one-tliird oats, onc-srxth each or bar- ley and. .flax! Some wheat is already up. As the hall n'ffl seat only 160 or 170, ft fs possible'to Invite only i.feV re-' presentatlve citizens. The Board were allowed three representatives; and last night appointed J. Shep- herd, chairman of the-entertainment committee- F. W. Downer, who' first: brought up the'matter, the Board, and R. T. Brymner, vice-pfealderit, tha president, G: 11. Maruqch, being out ot tie city. After the dinner a rec'eptfop.'will be given at the Y.JI.C.A., and eyerT'citi; zen is expected .to .6niy.-f.or' a few meet the.soldiers! There will be.a good The street railway irill clal eitra facilities. to' crcftvds hcme. This wilL-be. Lethbridge. 'data- open and-get acquainted with the boys the Y.M.C.A. SWAN LAKE PIPE Swan April The worst .fire in the history of Swan -Lake brOlio out this morning at and wiped out four stores, the post office plant, and the gd.ye'ni.ment elevator. 4 ELECTIONS MAY BE JUNE 28' Toronto. Ont., April Toronto published by 'W..'F. MacLean, says to-, "Monday, June SS, has been deflLltely set the for the Federr.l election, according to a persistent; report around .the city, A proniiotat .iocsl.Conserva.. live la..given'aV authority, for the U.FA. Sec'uSold Strychnine, Was Fined aiNanton Lethbridge Holds Record for Sunshine Narlan, what ..was Lethbrldge holds the record for. the qiposcd to a lest case Dominion for. the number ot. hours of between the drut and the. U. F. eunghlne last month. According to A. (he's ie of -.strychnine the C.P.B.'ii hcoblet "rrom Week to without a license, J, in -Letbhridje stands L. Couey, seariary- oi the .Cayley U.; first wiin tbe largest toura F. A., .was lined iwmty dollus and costs line. ?x Mr. Couey had been instructed to purchate gopher poison (oi memben, and from orders jttdgtd that about 250 ounces .'.would: be This drur com. r com. piny ot Caljary aa'd JfoV from his own WM-: igjfeuct- the llnaii'cc commute? "t'o''-srtl at a prrtlit oi'31-' cent's No strychnine' was' --to anyone not recognised as mcinber, and all tlie rules; governing 'the of lioisou were obttived.. of sunshine. ELECT NEW New N.T, asnnal nMtln, tie AaioclabKl; foaawUf nb- llslun' Victor F.LawMn, Cl CowlM, Spokane: view: D. p. Town, UK ___ R: M. Jolimon, Houston Hidflsr, 1 ;