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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WEATH High .V Low Forecast; Fair VOLUME VIII. LETHI1RIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1915 NUMBER 44 LOCAL DELEGATION STORMS OTTAWA FOR IRRIGATION VON TIRPITZ, JUSTLOOKAT THIS RECORD! On the seventh of January Com- miffaiODer Reid otdocod by mnil a putt lor the Ms steam turbmti at the power house irom the inakorG the ongtoo, Bcllis and Morcom, Manohestot, England. Mr. Reid did Dot expect the part for several weeks, perhaps months, but on tho 31st day alter the order Idt the local post-ofllcc, the part was on bho enelne hero and operating. Mr. consttjMeutly thinks that there is reason ki be proud of the man- ner the mother country is Imping her trade routes open. That's Old Timers Answer To Foster's Prophecy of Dry Year PROPHETS DIFFER South era. AJbertans are today jcricloff (be Jnct that "ProiesBor1 Foster IB not an infallible weather pro piet." predlatlon, publUlied on day In the Winnipeg Frw Press, IB ihe talk of the town, and speculatlone are rife conoernJne Foster's ability to remain at large. Whether he Is rlgh or wrong, sane or unbalanced. It takes forecast of the growing to inject the glooaii (Into iunny Southern Alberta, Fwlir IB by the United States laatflorolacioBl department as a quaok TVittf-hir 'propbfil-, and he enjoys no lolenrtflo.or Otficlul rating- la an in" the -past have lieu erratic and'based largely on la what "The 1916 crop 'weather for division 0, ae designated on Fotier's map, IncIu-dflHv onr middle northweil Canadian middle -WOBL, or all west of meridian 90 to the Rock- lee, and north of the latitude of St. iLoula. That' division will get a drouth February 30 to April 20, and not suf- ficient rain April 20 to August 18. "FarwerB should plant and BOW for than usual .rain during the crop iiiBon of 11111) In division numbered 1 "We .are confident that the forecast will prove correct for three-fourths of that division, and the lafest method la to follow Each locality could ba -worked out more definitely from the of this past hundred but our income will not permit such: treat expense: are of the opinion thmt up such, a general drouth- bcpur In other division, but of cqnrie local'drouths of unaU teut may be expected, on account of luoujiUlu ranges, great valleys and tbe locatlou." The Harald reporter interviewed no Jess UiitB JL dozen farmerajbis morn- ing on- ttie Eubjtct. WlfWit exoep- tioo they imllad the amile that or- iginated by tbo Quaker Oats man, the jcind that can't be eradicated. Chas, Kane, Ibe noted alfalfa ex- pert, said: "Too can't scars the south- ern Alberta fanner that way, although It la all right that he be given a little -warning. We have enough moisture uowtownrranL putting In all we've got, and the only thing we can do Is to trust, to. the Almighty after the plants are up aod growing. I'm going ..lo put.la: every acre I've got ready, and I don't but what I'll plow some mdre, now that I've seen Toe- ter'a prediction. I've been In the west off and on alnCR 1886, and Lean iay frankly.'that never seen guch a winter IB we have bad this year. '.Til go a' step further than Fos- ter, and predict that we have the big- Rest'crop on record rn 1916." R. J. Pattenon, on eitenaive farra- of rhnt he would not alter hfi plans tor flatter. "He may Ibe all; aajd he, "but I'm going to go Hebt ahead and sow my wheat (t'obtiTiiicd 01 page Messrs. Hardie, Marnoch and Pearson See Several of Cabinet Ministers PRESENT A STRONG CASE Vice President Bury in Sym- pathy with Relieve Unemployment Ottawa, Feb. Hardic oi Letlihrulgc, President Mar- noch ot the Leihbridge Board oi Trade, aod G Pearson, farmer, of Iron Springs, had interviews here yrs- turday with premier Bortlen, lion. Ur. Koche, Minister of the Interior Hon. T. W. Minister 6 Labor Hon. Robtrl Uogers. Minis ter o( Public Works Senator Loug- beed and Hon. Arthur Meighen, So- licitur-Qeneral, in regard to the Old Man River diversion project. They handed Dr. Roche uuuiuicnal naji.es to the petition, bringing the Itital to 250 signatures, representing acres of kind, demanding irri- gation. Mr. 'Pearson submiU-ed a pe- tition t-o Ihfc Premier personally, ask- IT1S a J'es or no answer, as to wiicrth- er tlie projwi would be proceeded with this summer. He submitted his case Very forcibly and made a very evident impression the Premier, who undertakes the consideration of the scheme along witti Dr. Roche, most carefully with view to action. Mr. Marnoch supported Mr. Pear- son, acd pointed out that the farmers the north side of the Belly river, particularly west, north and "were not making; their land produce I profitable crops, whereas irrigation farmers on the south side of the river, with the same soil ami chmato are' vary prosperous. There was no reason, he said, why both should not, be .equally well if'water were sup- plied. Mayor Hardie showed that the pro- ject would materially aid from a business standpoint, and he also dealt .with the value oE the scheme point. People 'in-Aljxjria do not 'rant relief rlf-they- can-get, work, and tho Old Man river project would supply- work for all the unemployed in south-, em Alberta. Mayor Hardie and Mr. Mamnch irill proceed to Montreal and. Toronto. Mayor Hardie and Mr. Pearson -saw Vice-Presldent Bury of the C. P. R m Ottawa yesterday ami iound him very sympathetic with 'the project. Further interviews .will be had today, X> push home what was done ycstcr- ZEPPELIN SCARE ROUSED DOVER; IT WAS FALSE ALARM London Has Zeppelinitis but the Reports Today Show No Cause THOSE SUBMARINES Thought There is No Danger Especially For Swift Merchantmen ADMIRAL I'OiV Jure to report.that while the British flflft claims control kc open sea, Majesty's fleet stilt re.ma.ins in command of flic k'ip.l by. J vines BRITAIN DECLARES ALL FOOD AS CONTRABAND Washington, Feb, Britain cial interest localise of the fact that ol ex tradition on the grounds that notified the United States today, al- ne was. tak-n into custody On Ameri- the dynamiting had been done on the CANADIANS ARE NOT YET IN FRANCE Salisbury Plain, Feb. 2. King George will inspect the Canadian troops Thursday, it is said. Right Hon. J. E. B. Seely will com- mand of toe parade. Major A. J. Blrchall has takea command of the iouttb. Ontario battalion, owing to the ilhiesi of Col. Labatt. IN FRANCE IN MONTH Major Lindsay, commanding of- ficer oE the Canadian engineers, was thrown from his horse and sustained injuries which will pre- vent him going to France with hit command. He will rejoin bii divi- sion in France in about D month. Colonel Frank Reid, of London, Ont., will be in charge of base pay record London, Feb. German linei, after a long period of preparation, ivould appear today, judging from re- ports reaching London, to be putting into execution their plans for an ad-J t-ance on Warsaw. At the same time Llie Austrianti seem to Imvc renewed their forward movement in the Car- path Ian mountains. The fighting in the Carpathians is expected to decfde Tor (he period of the war the mastery ot the ihree most Important pasfies Ihroueh the mountains, Ueseot, Dukla., and Wyszkow. The strategic value of these nasses IB Indicated bj- the fact that Wyszkow IB almost due Bouth. of: Lemberg, 'while Uaseok is in the game 'relative position from Przemysl, and 'Dukla is situated Blmliaxiy with regard to Cracow. The fighting in the Carpathians ap- parently has not yet assumed full pro- portions, but the Auatro-German con- centration Is progressing, notwith- standing- Russian harrasmenta. London, Feb. further has been heard up to this hour ol a ZcpiJelin raid, nor is there any con- firmation of the reports that German submarines were seen yesterday in the Irish Sea between Holyheai and Dublin. Cross channel services are' parliament raert today. The HOUSES SIT Mother Parliament at it-- Financial Report of the Most Importance ASK WAR London, Feb. houses 'fid sciil running and it is considered there CommouS) depieted in number absence of members at the front, will interested in the Scheme and facilitat- stuffs- of any kind destined for ed Mic interviews with the Cabinet Ministers. Telegrams were Tom W. A. Buchanan, M-P. of and from W. S. Ball, sup- state of Maine. To avoid possible Gcr- complications the local authorities Horn is no great danger ior swift vessels. There seemingly was no occasion for alarm in London over a Zeppelin plunge at once ittto the raid and authorities'are at a of outstanding estimates which_ must, loss to know how tlie zumor got be immediately about. v oi the-early close, of financial- ZEPPELIN" SCARE Later in Chan- London, Feb. batteries pro- cellbr Exchequer tccting Dover opened fire tonight on will make bis annual' statement, a what is thought to have neon another matter of even more importance than German raid, but whether by Zeppe- usual, in view of the financial neces- lins or submarines, or both, lias not sities oi the war. been ascertained. I' The He-use of Lords which met An early report from Dover said alone on Jan. 6 for a brief session, that five hostile airships WCI'B observ- will probably mark time for-the first cd over that, town while a later re- day or two of the new session. Some I port announced that they had been oi the newspapers have criticized the that (driven ofi bv the of toe Forts, government rather severely, for allow-. Another Dover message declared ing a meeting oi the Lords while the. that the fire had been directed on House of Commons was not sitting. German submarines. One of the weekly Liberal papers pfo- ox_ As a consequence the war depart- mises that "some plain thn menL'instructed the London police this point will be xirtmg the project. it .was said, that. would he defended against d man-Vf Austna or Turkey will te re- made no furr-her move pending advice tradition, basing his claim for garded as contraband of war. i from the Federal government. protection oi the S on his asser- to make al1 preparations for an air House of Comnw. ntiH-9, The arrest nf Van Horn, the Qer- The authorities tion that he had committed an act raid- The cit? WQS soon. m darkness, The man officer who blew up the bridge they would immediately ma'.e rcpre- of war and that his offense was over the St. Croix, has aroused spe- sentations V Washington with a view tical. Board of Trade Annual Meeting on February 10 The annual meeting of the Letfi- dge Board o( Trade lylll be hold on Wednesday night, February 10. Word' waa received from Preeideiit Marnoch .oday [rom that .he. will be iwe on the afternoon of the 1CII] and e desired that the. meeting be called or the same evening. Thin event wHl undoubtedly be poea-maklng for it is generally ad- nitted that the Board has done more n the past year; than was ever at- empted belore. The actlvltlea luve een largely confined to matters of ericultural devalonment and welfare, he leaders here having recognized hat agricultural Is the basis of fill IQ- wtrial enterprise, so the report oft he President Is looked forward to with keen interest. It is likely that his report will be published in 'full. E. J. WYLIE NOMINATED Gull Lake, At a Con- GERMAN OFFICER BLOWS UP C.P.R.BRIDGEOVERST.CROIX poll- afid everywhere the news spread that t-ions .r a Zeppelin Meet was on its way to the Metropolis. Telephone calls to Harwich, Cri er, Bout-bend, King's Lynn, Yarmou. and other points, elicited that no air raiders bad The report of submarlsej seemerf to explain the j but the ofiicial pres: I statement. Tlie London indir- THEATRE Que.. Feb, Canad- ian Pacific Railway issued an official statement this morning regarding the blowing up of the bridge over the St. Crolx river at Vanceboro. They state that traffic has not been inter; ruptcd; passengers will not have to leave the trains, and a delay of only twenty minutes was caused. Damage was done to one span only, and re- pairs immediately commenced. A suspicious character, arrested by United Statts officials, has admitted the deed, and said he was a German officer. DYNAMITE WAS USED Vanceboroj Maine, Feb. span of the Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge across the St. Crpix river.'be- tween Vanceboro and St. N. B., was blown up early today. The pre- liminary investigation indicated that the explosion was caused by dynamite. The bridge is on the direct line of, the railroad from Halifax, N.S., and St. John, N.B., to Montreal. ]t is 1200 fesi long, consisting of three cteel spans on granite piers. The portion destroyed was on the New Brunswick side of the river. Until repairs can be made, it necessary to transfer passeiy'to across the Ice. fues- This forenoon the been, unable to find any cluecacular persons responsible. three tually th.v dcr the. report' thos-i-OUr Provincial Legislature Meets Feb. 25 Pass Legislation Regarding Seed OMORROW Feb. of the executive cthe tArifl changes which will he an- petition among Canadian mamitoctur- Tiounctd in the budget speech of will to keep .down prices to W. T.-'White at'the coming session (the consumer. iiciude tbe trausftr from ilifiirce! Hitliorto raw materials have licen dutlttWa'lisl of certain ar-: admitted free in .order aid thi among which will be manufacturer by putting him on nn rtw The niBiiufaoturer, it equality, with his ibrefgn .competitor is said, will have Uhpay a duty upon so lar as the cost of material is ccn- .Jhis matsrial now on the free wined. Now, however, It is said tt1 a corresponding increase in the covcrnijimt, in order to ITO will tc him on the needed revenue-- contcmr' id products. effect, it is' taxing certain articles for re Will be.to itMiilaite home in-, only which in fr'ci.. In the tltle- a meeting session. The premier, Honorable A. When the house ht thn Siftoii, sta-tet that one reason for of the mnmbers Will .nature, dreams Ca a the srssion held at this time is f Siwiy on .'a arriaM niB3ting of the legislative i-'i.t m c taj pjaton ior Thursday, February 2R. This will 'tlie'g'onerarfeeling oi the members in Of Kcdcliiie bF the regular session for 1915 and favor of a return to the system of Mounted Itifles some oxtraordinary question 'holding sessions during the winter nf J.ethbridgc should arise there will be no second. but the special reason for til lory brigade. liaste is cv.'ing to a rcrjuest on the report of the'federal government for; ONLY HALF provincial.'legislation enabling them I 'to register seed grain liens against' Are LI C.P.R. ENGINEER GETS DAMAGES Medicine Hal, Alia., Feb. in the -caee of former Ktiglneer F. S. Jackson for dara- due to injuries received v whilo In the employ of the C.P. R., the jury 'insl. night awarded his f which sum was said by the actuary to ne necessary to piU'chnee an annuity for the balance of Ins expected life. It In understood the com- pany will appeal. They offered 'o settle before the cane 'was at patented lands as a Guarantee Ior the seod lal _rairi which they intend to Feb. tribute in necessitous cases during'lung publishes the present year. As this appears to ordering that hr be urgent and in Mic interest of the contain no more country, and as it would pntail no flour or rye mea' jjj- by big scapegrace ;o is a coniiant wor- ne of woman.; Ger- md niclrnamoa _ her md proceeds to fall IT. lietty In her in- nre mlatakee .the Letty and .Gerald ariditional exjiense hy having Llie sion now rather than in the fall, provincial executive thought would be an sdvanlagt'ous time make the change. "It is not correct, as slated the premier, "that there is any es- gredlenta must the sucb as barley, nj this taloea. to" by Dr. O'Haoan Dr. Thoa. in-' Letlibridpc and t! W tsntion pi raising the rate of interest but latterly of C if. I on provincial bonds, nor is it correct copted [or the Lelty picturo. ILL CONFER ;b. Inform" ornr >n M Days Starting Next Monday Feb.H 3.00p.m. Matinee Daily 8.30 p.m. Universal Motion Pictures Present in. NEPTUNE3S DAUGHTER T LESLIE 'AThrilling and Enchanting set amid Wondrous and Beautiful Scenes The phetopfBy that.turned away the publfc of Montreal) Toronto it every ppHormance. Prlcei during thli Engagament: Night Prices, (all. resencd) 25r; Gallen lac MATINEE 1Sc. CHILDREN. .10c. .Special School Childran't. Matinee Monday Aftirnoon at 10c to Parti of the House: critics in every, city where picture has. beea, shorn acclaim it to "The most. brJllIantlj etlecllie eoreen pro t dirctlpn ever projected either in this countrj or In t urope say that tiic government has any i Corps, and'lettljl S'r _ _. i_'i _ni 'IPfaCJl lllB SfiSflOji 1 alLC1 .____ .1 t ...__ rprescnt intention, of iritroijuoine I additional tax legislation." any I where he will i talu. as to toe ;length la discussed, 'and] As irtil be only'-war meaa- many miuiatera thst parHamenl :bs able (4 nljourn bjr Btjater. it is IjhlB U doubtjol ;