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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta May flan WEATHER High Low Forecast: Mild VOLUME VIII. LETHHIUDGE, ALBEUTA, MONDAY, I'EMRUAIIY 1915 NUMBER GERMANS ATTEMPT Goes To Regina 1 LITTLE ELECTION, IT IS DECLARED Judge Jackson Holds thai Coun-1 cillor Scotl Obtained Seat in Wrong or Illegal Manner- Promise of Gain Held Out to Some Voters BRITISH PORT! J. 0- WILSON Officer commanding the famous Big Battle Develops in Carpathians With Russians Report Says Little Doing on West Makes Another Boast Petrograd, Feb. Russians officially announced the occupation ol Tabriz, Persia, in a communication from the staff of the army in the Cau- casus- KAISER MAKES STfLL ANOTHER BOAST Berlin, via The Hague and London, Feb. will stay on hostile territory until the enemy is vanquished or has was the asser- tion made by Emperor William in personally conferring the iron cross on n German soldier, according to a report printed by Colonne newspaper. GRANT HALL PAYS LETHBR1DGE FIRST VISIT IN NEW CAPACITY; FATE WEYBURN LINE UNSETTLED _ division of the Royal Northwest Judge Jackson on Saturday alter- Mounted who Jas recently ap-1 noon voided the election held last pointed Assistant Commissioner. Mr. December in the Rural Municipality Wilson will move his headquarters of Uttlu Buw Number (J8, insofar as from Lcthbridge to Regina as soon as the election of Councilman David ticott is concerned. The election was protested by Alex- ander "Eraser, Llie rclalor in the ap- liliuaiiiba to try its" validity. 311. Praser, in his affidavit, alleged That Mr. Scott was not to acL as a councillor by virtue of the. election, and that lie held his seat a wrongful and illegal manner. He; was informed by a voter of the mu- nicipality that prior to the election, a person acting on behalf ol Mr. Scott, approached the said voter, and agreed to give or lend, or ottered OL promised money or valuable con- sideration to the voter in order to in- duce him to .vote. He was present at this polling booth, on the day o( Wie election, and saw and heard matters which caused him" to" believe at the said time and 'place a person, acting on behalf of. Scott, gave oc .lent, or offered "or -----promised to give or lend money to a .voter to vote. At least .three, persons voted_a.t the election .who lived m-. isiile the municipality, and who had I not the qualifications necessary. I At least two voters were Impeded j and annoyed when attempting Lo cast their votes, and left the booth with-j out having cast their votes. I A number of voters.cast -their votes Without having t-lie right Lo do so on account delinquent with their tax payments. Other particulars go to show that the election was improperly and H- legally Cumlucted. Judge Jackson heard the case, partly in open court and partly in chambers It was concluded on Satur-j day, and enough of the charges were substantiated by evidence to cause him to call the election void. The costs are to be fiicd by the JudRC. and Virtue appeared for the! relatnr, and W. S. Ball for the re- spondent: Battery Boys to Have Horses 1 at Early Date Horaos for the local battery ar- tillery, will be on the job this 'week or early next week, according to a rumor which Js.circulating today. Tho oIH- cer commanding the battery could not the story, but it was not denied. It IB expected that tho ani- mals will come rrom.the lota now be- ing purchased throughout the south, Purchasing agent L. S. Mnnzer will be in Lethbrldge on Friday, February 6. The officer commanding the local 'battery has made several propos for. commissions from the ranks of the men now camped here, to take tho place of officers-of the original 25th Battery, who 'will leave with the new battery, and ae the third contingent being recruited, these new officers will transfer from the 26th to the aucceed- ine which leaves for front. Theae proposed appointmenta must first be confirmed by Crulk- ahanltB of Calgary, and the candidates be obliged to take a course at Kingston. Ms uuccessor fs appointed, but hs ex- pects to remain here fop a few weeks yet WHEAT RECORD Local Wheat Passes'1.35 Mark Breaking All Records in City's History W.Stafford is Acting Agent at Swift Current J. W. Stafford, up a few fiionlhs ago Dominion Lands Agent here, has been transtcrrert IrO Swilfc where he will fce acting ;ig- ent. A" telegram from the departmi'nt requesting him to report at Swill Current February J, -was received on Friday, and. Mr. Stafford left last night to assume his new duties. This action of the department would Indi- cate that Mr. Stafford has been in its employ continuously, despite, the fact that he Wai relieved here on Oc- tobei .1. Wheat never did such stunts in the of the world, wijh one or two-exceptions, as it did today. Winnipeg May 'wheat aolJ for -Follo'wln.j the break on Friday, prlcea started out firm on Saturday, the Winnipeg close bs- ing over -the mark, and an- other jump wag recorded on the opening this morning. tinued to soar without any sign of weakness, advancing steadily until the mark was reach, ed. Local wheat is worthj net to the farmer on the track here, 14 cents iKf'ng taken off for freight, and 1 cent for commis- sion. That is the higheat price ever paid for wheat In Lethbridge without exception. The demand ie unprecedented, the expert quirlee never seeming to cease. The supply for sale is very limited in southern Alberta. Although there are bushels in the elevators of the south, most of this has been purchased and is simply In storage. Wheat for May delivery in Chi- cago went to It was on'Saturday, a jump of 3fe cents over Frldzy's prices. May'wheat was never so high since the close of the Civil war, except during the Franco-Prussian war. when .it reached Spot cash wheat sold in Chicago on Saturday' for for No. 2 fled and No. 2 Marti, and a keen advance IB noted today. BERLIN OFFICIAL Berlin, oficial slate- uienL is.su ml today liy Llie l J.ii'iutiii army headquarters says: "In Ihc ivcsiern war theatre ;ind on the east Prussian fronlie now has occurred. "To the soutlvwest of Mlawa, narili operations, liov-'i'vcr, are secondary 10 of the Vistula, River (Northern Po- the hnUlti in the L'iirptUhians, llie ihe Itussians were driven ouLjouLcoine of which is likely to have a of some places which they bad oc-; masked cuect on I lie future operations ctipied the day before. "Ou the German front (Central Po- land) south of tho Vistula, the Ger- ics of tliesc countries to iak-c ;1 louil in the lighting upim Hi? result ot uhich much. Tlie Kus- siaas are still jaislnns their oftcnsivc in Kast Prii.s.siy ivlit-rc ILi- Germans nothing continue their til luck on the Russian positions -in f'mn PnioiiH. These I ir.ans gained. "To the south of ihe Pilica river (Southern the German at- tacks were renewed." o! t-llG 11 AUSTRIA WOULD MAKE PEACE London, Fob. I, 2M5 cor- respondent of The Daily .Mail at Co- penhagen as.srrts that Ilaion Uurian, tfie Aiistro-IJnnpanati minis- ter, at his recent mci'ting with the j German emperor, drew a doleful pic- PARIS' SUNDAY REPORT tlirc of the plijihl of ihr dual mon- Paris, slight withdrawal arid ur )hal lime of French troops in the Argoniie Is Jor polvErs to reported in Sundays official state- mflst the possihili- mcnt. German 'losses were very high tics ,-or price and the French losses were serious, j The Dyly Mail aUachcs gTEatj im. PITUHI-ID UATTLR INT CARPATH- poriancc.'to iiic dispatch, is TANS dated Thur-.nay, and was delayed in London, Jan. 81. 11.35 p Transmission. The dispatch iur- the fourth time since .tlie commence- ther mcnt of tlic war tbc Carpathian; "Baron Hunan, whose sole object u mountains, between Dukla. and Wysz-' is to save whai can he saved cf the kow Passes, arc. the scene oi 3 pitch- dual monarchy, rcprcsenlnrt to the ed ftattle. The previous battles were Germans that the situation in Aus- iicLwetn Russians and Austro-Hungar.- trisi. was-.precarious and that if the lans, but in that which is now de- Russian advance, on Budapest, is not vcloping the Austn'ans and Hunpar- .stopped the effect may very probably ians have the assistance of the Ger- he the dov.'ni'al! of Austria anil the man armies and are assuming a viu, complete collapse of Hungry, whirh ofiMiSivc. iiiu.st iater Diitail, as a logical SB-, Despite this, the Russian represent- qiiencc, also the 'downfall oi "Germany. aLives assert that the preliminary "Therefore Haron Uurian urged that fighting has turned to the advantage the Russian.1; must- at all costs, be re- of Russia, and that, prisoners and pulsed, and thai Gcrnumy must send guns have been captured. rciniorciMnenls to Hungary Simultaneously the Austro-Gcr- to prcvr-nt a catastrophe. In any mans are concentrating armies in the casr, lie said, it iras doubtful ii' ot mountains hctwesn Butowma and would be possible for them to resist Transylvania to prevent an attempt the Russians and, Servians and pei- by the Russians to outflank thorn and haps the Roumanians. Therefore it on the Roumanian and Servian iron- was ncct-ss.iry seriously to examine tiers to check any effort of the arm- into the question of peace. U'hen a small boy as'-cs .'lis mothir Tabfir, and" ;accoMpanieri hs ran to n ball and the -Lclbljriilge'. Tlir officials inspected the ruer say-s "we'll tlifi sfiul term inn IK, and found everything in small boy takes it for granti-il that ship-shape. Mr. Palhancs is expecting hR is Koiiig to occupy a'seal in the a'big increase in the traffic over the inc BI ._ bleachers, all right. Crow line, when the special San th-n a f-w hour. watflrf far That's what Grant Hall, vice-prcsi-' Francisco tram is put into operation.. moved from hi, bate; haB bMn of llic Canadian J'acific said on T.IC distingwsj'fd party was enter- ed fey (he newi that the it-am Salunlii) ailcrnoon, when asked trf tauicil at the Chinook club by Com-1 encountered a German it Grace, Judge Jackson and VESSELS TO HE LIST OFVBIH Four British Merchantmen Su in Irish Sea by Daring G man Raider May Have Base Lonely.Part of British Co; Liverpool, Feb. app henilon IB felt here that German marines will succeed [n entering Meney. No word hai come from of the recently departing cemJng submarines. The IMC steamer St. Louie, which arrlv yesterday, reports, that she saw no ng of German submarines or of wreckage. Thus Tar no steps hsve been UU to suspend the of any of t regular lines, the vessels of wfifeJi entering and leaving the port London, Feb. British ertttt in the military activities on Continent has bten overshadowed he fact that German has brought t combat to Great Britain's front do Is suggested here as German policy of a submarine blot ide of British ports it temporarily least In the case of B aat, where sailings have been isnded. The Liverpool authorities hat no interruptions in the trade hat port are contemplated. The two British rne re ha rttsj team's orpedoed by the Germans off Havi are the largest commercial, vissi hat have as yet'fallen victims t6-G4 man, the three hips su in the Irish Sea were all small cos ere. The belief expressed yesterday tl the raider could not remain for mo the Herald if tho LcUvbndgc-Weyljurn mission SAVING FLOUti IN Berlin, Feb. BtRLlN authorities have cut down the amount of flour'lo be received by bakers to 75 per cent. Province To Aid Coleman Unemployed Coleman, Feb. the past two wc.etrs the town council oi Cole- man through Slay or Morrison and Councillor Johnstonc have been in communication with the Provincial Government with a view to giving aid to the unemployed with the result that they have today received assur- ances that; a grant will foe forwarded immediately and the matter of unem- ployment iiilly investigated when a furihc-T grant will he made according labor bureau system? to the needs oi the town. be liji'-'Cd up this year- He evaded a no answer, when the question was put to him as he Downer, and others, where they- VLT the progress pi Every member oi" .the party was Wilernan, the Man Behind, Says Government is Backing Out and Fight is on since his elevation to the important position he nov. holds. "Our program of construction necessarily have. TO he curtailed this said he, Llie matter of the Werburn is under consideration. Lolh-: bridge is particularly foitunate in the' number of feeding, lines oi which it is the centre, and I cnnnot toll you whe- ther the Lethhridge-Wcyhurn will he completed in 1315 or not. It is a quest-ion that is as ybt undecided." "Didn't you malie a statement in. Winnipeg a iew tlays ago, to the ef-j feet that the line would be linked up' many comments of praise were pass- ing for "the west. lect that thL- line would be linked rpi i -i this asked the reporter. Air. Lame Ihrough Year With Hall said fie knew nothing about iLj nn_ c KAISER HOME Tlerlin, Feb. Kaiser re- turned to the capital from the "west of (he usual. The cut begins today. front of Saturday for a short stay. BORDEN SAYS HE WILL CONSIDER BIG IRRIGATION PLAN "When will the hard-times spectre. dficamp from our midst was ths Ts the Dominion government gains ncxfc qllcry aml "when' will HIP war! to repudiate its stand cn the Federal bc oTCIi ]iow lollg will Lhc plicc wlicat rejnain in the 'heavfns, antl It is the opinion of J. St. John Wile-! wllat is Uic for a croii plus of Cost Dis- marine .off..Dublin .on .Sunday, hours after the sinking cf the thr coaateri. Probably the raider rena hla tuppllei of food and fuel fn the coaster Linda Blanche, befo aanding her-to the bottom. Paris, British vessi were torpedoed by a German submt ine in addition to the Ben Cruacb and the Linda Blanche, whose ain ing was reported last night. This wi mads known by the lollowing pffici statement given out by the Minist of Marine. 'The British steamer Tekoma has been sunk by a torpedo trom German suhmarine. The English TI sel Icaria also was torpedoed ill t Eame locality in Irish Sea which the steamers Linda Blanc and Ben Cruachen were, -torpedoed. Sinking of Ben Cruachen Fleetwood, via London, Jan. 31. The German submarine U-21, on. Sa urday torpedoed the North Shiel steamer Ben duachen, of! this por The entire crew numbering twent were landed here. The same German submarine is: past ported to have sunk two other ve Lethhridge School man, ihe man behind llie scheme, that ,vcst rj car ail remained" mys- year with cash on hand' sels "in the Crli a hard fiEht ia in store. The city coun- tcrics so iar as Mr. Hal] was con- ter [or all liabilities. i chen ivent down, ell, wlilcli recently endorsed Lne ccrncd, for lie that lie could The auditor's statement just issued] The captain oi the steamer says scheme, is in receipt of a long letter; ]10 ijgi.t on tlic questions, nol shoivs rcceiiits and payments as oyertakcn by the submarine th from Mr. Wileman, in answer to a tcl-! being on Lhc esrapli query, wliicii goes to show that the government is hedging. Mr. AVileman says "the government tion bureau, should be better in Hie one bumper crop wns in iiniiile oi iniorma- lows though 1. (hut times Ottawa, Ont, Feo. Rob- ert Boi'den, Hon. Robert .Rogers; Hon. W. J. Rocha and Hon. Arthur Meighen at noon today received a deputation consisting of three Al- berta mayora, and the president of the Lethbridge Board of Trade.. The deputation, had a double re- quest to make: They that In order to relieve the unemployed situation, the construction of pro- jected public buildings be pro- ceeded with. A more important re- quest was that the government proceed with the Irrigation scheme in the Lethbridge district, .the pro. posal being to Irrlgata aero of land at a cost of per acre, or slightly less than two million dollars. Sir Robert Borden, in a brief reply to the request promised con- sideration. The deputation consisted of Mayor Cafgary; fvtayor Hardle, Lethbridge; Mayor Haw- thorne, Medicine Hat, and Mr. Marnoeh, president of the Leth- bridge Board of Trade. DEATH OF LIEUT. PRICE .IS CONFIRMED Ottawa, Ont., Feb. cas- ualty list issued this morning confirms tlie report of the death of Lieut. C. K. Price, of llie Princess Patricia's. lie wns killed In action on January 24 in .ihe Clghllng at Labasse. Lieut. Price apparently joined the regiment on the other side. His next of kin resides at Man- chester, 4 V ,nd payments as iol-1 was overtaken by the submarine morning and ordered to leave RECEIPTS I ship within ten minutes. Hardly hi e west when Cash on hand Jan. 1, the crew got into the hoats wiei n tlic ftrunar- City .torpedo was fired and the steam ----i .or such .mi oc- grant went down adds, "Alberta led the wav in support j ciirrence was top notcli. The price of Interest and discount on The Ben Cruachen, which was. or this reform in the action taken by j wheat will remain aloft, and wilh a savings............................. 894187 tons register and belonged the Alberta legislature in committee, ready money crop oi large propor- Interest, On debentures re- the Merrison Shipping company, i 1'remier Sitton and Mr. Jlichoner both [ions, tlic fanners in the wcsl shoilUl iimd 189.69 on a voyage [rom the Orkney IsIalH endorsing the movement by petitions almost, recoup rm tlieir past Ifises, to Liverpool with a general catgo. from all the lending organizations in j and bc in a sound position financially..' Total Plectwood is one oi'the princip gcnor- Debentures sold lisliing anil shipping ports and wate inj5 places on the west an across the bay [lorn ness, where shipbuilding yards situated 120.00 i German U-21 Buly 334.00 London, Feb. Dally Chron 57.75 icle'a naval correspondent says: 337.55! "The German submarine U-21 is bt 143.00 lieved to hive aunk the. Pathfinder o 39 September 5, and she 1L was that SBH '37.25 the Malachite oK Havre on Novembef 600.00'23, arid the Prime three days latel They were said to have been destroy 400.00 ed by gun fire, but more probable r by portable mines with the.fusr is trying to l.lay a crocked and )cs while the outlook ior sutli .n! the province, so 'ivhen replying to the: Money would lonscn up more Premier's incorrect statements will! ally whan the war ceased, you make your letter as strong as you that will be is a question that Mr. can, and intimate that Canadians have no use for a government that tries to repudiate solemn pledges, and that a Democratic couutry has sent in a na- Cioiml request for Ihe reform." On Apri'i 2, a deputation of over 30 was received by Hon. Dr. Roche and Hon. Pellctier. Both ministers slated their full sympathy with tlie re. form, and it was endorsed by the Pre- liall preferred not to enter. In Mr. Hall's party were: A. Stevens, .General Superintendent the Albsrta Division 11. W. Uroil Assistant general Passenger Agenti Vancouver- J. (t. Sullivan, Chief En- Grand total I PAYMENTS Teachers' salaries............ ol Scc.-Treas. salary Caretaker Truant ofliccr nnd [uel western lines; A. A. Pal- Supplies har.EE, Asiislant General Passenger Appjrntus I''. W. Repairs............................... ginccr, Agent, San Francisco, and Alexander, Divisional Engineer Cal- Rclii mier and the Jlinlsler ot l.nhor, who gaty. Mr. F. Walker, Supcrintemlcnt (re ovcr- wns ill nt the time. Us presentation of the.'Division, joined the parly at able) was promised at tho last session of MACLEOD RESIDENCE DESTROYED BY FIRE Macleod, Alfa., Jau. resi- dence of James Smith, on Twenty-sec- ond street, was completely gutted by parliament, .but it was not Introduced. It has been endorsed by the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress, and by the Canadian Federation of Labor. According to the Information con- d in Mr. Wllenmn'B communication, tallied in '.Mr. Wllemnn's communica- tion, the bli'i will be introduced at the coining, session. The plan, has been thoroughly outlined, nnd is intended lo cope with the unemployment situation ill over the Dominion. The correspondence is being' sent to Mayor Hardie, who Is now In Ot- ________ tawa, witt the renuent that he acl on were unable to prevent e.iteneivc dam- II, fire last evening. The exact cause of s___ the outbreak fs unknown, but wns pro-1 of j22 -JO leaving an excess of by tho ovcrheatlne of a'assets over liabilities of stove pipe. When discovered by the Last year was the most important residents the fire had obtained a good year in history ol the district for hold, nnd although the (Ire brigade the building o[ St. Basil's school in- answered promptly 'to the call, they creased the liabilities ol the district hy giving them one ol fiiiESt schools in the. Total current expenditure.. S so placed as to blow holes below tb Cllliila! exiJWiditure (St. 'water Vine. Basil's school) Cauaed Formidable Lost Cash in Bonk...............5 "This is reported to have thi procedure' In the sinking of the' Llnd Grand total j Blanche. The whlcli; .TJI The assebs ol the district are; sunk by n 'near 'the.'lM'u at wilh linbililits j Lightship-on January IB belli I ago to the building and contents. (o have been and.' t course was the case In IOM battleship Formidable. The captain ot the submarine'-wl he sparing In.h'li 'these iosll far he. will 1( ''5- carry more than ;