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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 10, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta May (lax WEA1HER High Forecast; VOLUME VIII. LETKKRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1915 NUMKEII 51 Agricultural Progress Spir- it Shown by Board of Trade Last Boost Given Commiss- ion Government Optimism of the most variety prevailed at the annual meeting 01 the Board ol" Trade Iftsl niRht. "Pa- triotism and the slogan of Canada's department ol uRricul- .turc might aptly express this organ- ization's altitude toward the year 1915, and to it could be added, "Per- i-everancc, Progress and Prosperity." The Lettibridge Board Of Trade ac- complished more id 1914 than tor years previous. It enter- ed the year with a deficit, and came out with a 5550 deficit, after paying all expenses. The report oi 'President Marnoch, which was read heartily approved, shows that ithe Board's activities haVe hcen di- rected along vastly different lines than had been the custom. Mr. JUar- noch was ona ot the first men in all thfi-iv.est'to recognize the importance "agriculture m .the building up of a city, ajid practically .every elTort has been prosecuted with a. view to the improvement ot some Branch ot this grmt industry: large pody of silpportrors afterfbis re-elftciioa itaAhe head -oT'jthe "'JWrT Mar- noch sounded .many optimistic notes. It the past rate of progress contijiues, it is safe to say 'that by the close of 1915 another record year will have Leeu passed. I.clhltridge, is one ot the most fo tunatc ci tics in Canada, was M lUarnocli's opening remark. In his tra- vels all over .the .Dominion on behall of the city, he has observed the ac- tual conditions from the inside. Ah- Destitution "exiate in all the large cities.. Lethhridge is no worse oil than'any, otter coal mining centre in tlie United State's or Canada. Peo- ple generally are Uiing only tiie kit- chen stove, where .they burned coal in several heaters', the cootstovc, and the furnace last winter. Industries everywhere, excepting-those supplying war materials arc being hit. In re- gard Lo qrops, some parts are hit. The: south had an immense cot- Ion crop this last year but couldn't dispose c-f it. Western Canada as a is tetter off with short crop war .prices, than with. a ciop and past prices.' The .ereatflst Jesson we can gain from tlie wai, is that it gives us evidence of the paramouritcy of agri- culture, which is a continuous pro- cess. The world as a whole lives from hand to mouth, consequently if pro- duction is stopped, as it has been in ,the warring countries by devastation and by withdrawal of men from agri- cultural pursuits, production as a whole is decreased, and those who cnn produce as before, must get better prices for their produce. Touching on irrigation and dry farming as being complements ot each'other, Mr. Harpoch said that the benefits of irrigation had been ob- scured by what, we TFCIC pleased to call our pood rears, for dry farming. "We-take 1910 and 1914 as disas- trous said he) "ior dry farm ing in.thiB district. The really dis- astrous were such years as the .one wheo a section of land near Lctli bridge gave an absolutely volunteei crop on stubble without "any cultiva- tion whatever, oi some 20 bushels ot wheat to: the acre. That deceived us, and made us think, that we were so favored .here .that the 'sweat of the brow1 .rule.djd not apply to the Lcth- ricl. 1910 showed -that that MEN WE DO NOT ENVY MAIITZ EXECUTED Commanded to Storm Uncle Sam's Defenses WAR ZONE IS QUIET j Pretoria, Feb. 10, via oilier tain newspapers of Pretoria have pub lislied a report Ihal Lieu1..-Col. Jthe Boer officer who has Jiccn at the I head of the rebels in South Africa, I has been executed by the Germans slriiinrr loiulml with provisions and a hC'liuwK'j- WRIT sunk near LI-ITS." AS HKKUN TtiM.-S IT Berlin, l-'cii. hratiquai'- to.'lay tint the ft- lowing sta lament tljc ol' minor sun IT-SSI'S for om troops m the Argoime and on I lie. slope oi tin; Verses, iiOiir Him dr. Sapl, in llu1 Ifmrzbdt'h Woud, there- is to icpori irom lhij ivc.simi HUM I re uE Friedsrichshaven that one of the new- war. cst Zeppelins has been missing for I 'Isolated on I In1 oast Prus- developed GERMAN ZEPP DESTROYED Geneva, Feb. is reported Tho First German commercial traveller in JiinglancI after the war. Bridge dfstricl was wrong. The .process of teaching __in -the meantime enabled 1914 -that the sweat of the brow and of the brain properly, applied was the my stem to trifle the .crops along. Now in this district' we-absolutely know ithat both dry and irrigated (arming can be'profitably more than is a complement of the other more profitable. Dry farm- ing for grain, amf iri'igatert larming for hay and tools make aii ideal com- any district for ilic pi'o- liuclioh ps" live stock.. Now uomparc this district wHn.any other district in Canada, and you will not find the same.favorable conditions anywhere. "Of'the whole agricultural popula- tion of Canada you will not find at prBstnt 'moment any portion so well contenteit in 'the even tenor oil as Ihe irrigation farmers arnnnd Lelhbriilge; anri this a is a condition .that preyikilr with them from ofic fear to wothfr." irom page PRESIDENT MARNOCH RE-ELECTED HEAD OF THE BOARD OF TRADE Few Changes in Officers Made at Annual Meeting Last Centre of the Board's AchyitieP-Annual Report Tells of Work That Has Been Done Along This Line That the business men of this ciiy recognize the importance of agriculture, was evident lust night when thuy re-elected Mr. G. .R. as the lium'l of the Letlibridge Board of Trade. Mr. Manioch devoted the majority of his time during 1914 to the advjinecmionl agriculture in tin's district, and the business men themselves are in with what he has been doing, i'or they endorsed his policy by ngiiiii placing at the helm. Mr. Marnoch has been supported in his efforts during the year by an able body of assistants, who represented Hie eomidl. .Each member had some pregrcss to veport, and special activity vas noted from the reports of Mr. S. -S. Dunham, chflirnian of the ''Country Cousins" committee, mid Sir. F. AY. Downer, of the Municipal and Civic .Improvements committee. Most of tlie officers elected for the year went in by nccla- iiiKtion. The complete list is as foJIoirs: H. Marnoch. T. J. COUKCir. AND COM311TTEES. Industries and Ilarru-. G- Bletcher. Shepherd. Railways nnd B. Municipal and Civic Im- W. Dotvuer. Freight B. Turncy. Torraucc. Ijarllett. Agri- H. "Fnirficld. J. jSTclson. Grain Green. A. Wilson. Professional 0. If. P..ConybeaM. ICC. Real M. Harris. C. Beid.- Highways and J. II. SkciMi. Pural ,S. Dunham. A vote of'thanks was-ruoved by Mr. p. W. and extended to the officers for the past year, special reference made to the President and Secretary. Mr, Harnoch's Annual .Report, follows: EOAIID OF TRADE ANNUAL HKPOIIT The Activities.-ot.the Letltbridge Board of Trade in 1914 have been based upon a realization of the fact that our develop- ment as ji city is in mum respects, farther advanced than the present development of-pur agricultural resources warrants, and in endeavors to initiate, and help in.' and carry through such action as may further agriculture and the allied industries. _______ PAGK four dayc, It ic befieved fell !ilie North Sea off Denmark durinn a storm. The cause of the accident is unknown. The entire crew was 'drowned and the airship destroyed. U. S, AMBASSADOR INSULTED Berlin, via London; Feb. 10, (2.55 p. Ambassador Gerard and a I party from thcj1 American Embassy I were theatre last night, they were greatly annoyed by a man in the ofojectsa because I they were spewing English. j When this man wan informed that 1 his remarks ware directed against 1 the American Ambassador, he began n [oud and violent tirade against the i United Ststes for permitting lhc ex- iportation of arms. The man was fin- ally arrested FKlOiNCH OJ-'KICJAL Paris, Jaii. Krnidi report ori the progress ol the war iiivcii out this aFtcrnbon reads as iollowK day ol Fen. i) saw virtually .si an into urealcr l p which arc nurinnlly. tin; riglil and Irit Liu-" situation EXAGGKUATED London, Feb. rcf-, 1 ireiicc lo cxair Derated reports of j heavy losses from disease aiiioni; the j C'aiiailinn troops encamped on Sails- j bury Plain, lha war o flics today is-1 sued a sUilemenl to tlic cficcl tbatj only Ii5 Canadians have died in this; en nip and that the total loss iromj uie-flinyiiis lum :M men oiu of) forty cases reported. It has been repurled that an entire Canadian kiitalion from meningitis ancl lhc inference had drau'ii that Ihe epidemic was due to j i had camp conditions. According to I the uliicii, however, the disease was brought with the from (Janada. In rrfci'cticc io the rcpoiL l-liat sev- enty per cent, oi L-hc Canadian horses arc suficring irom mud fever, lhc war ___ only artillery pogafiemenls aiong Llic office declares [ronl. At some places the Iiphliug was c.-: lhi; Canadian horses cenl. arc sick Ifaiily spirited; particularly on lhc only smaU proportion oi ihuse I Aisnc and in Champagne. mun fnynr HAND TO HAND K1GHT "Onlj" one infantry and this of little importance, has hccn rc- porLed. It- occurrctl in Lorraine to the northeast of Manonvillci, where one of our-flctichments drove back sunn: outposts of the enemy into ".the town ot'Lcintrey." "This'success was preceded -hy long and yiolojit- hand to hand fighting fighting with the bayonet which is without prbcrdent in history.- The losses sust.aine-rl in this enjjaRement by the Germans were exceedingly heavy. i "Attacks oi the enemy in the vi- cinity of Wcyouhy also repuls- ed. THREE TURK SHIPS SUNK "In the Black Sea tJie former Cfer- man cruiser Hreslau (no'.v unit ot the Turkish nnvvi, bomharded Yalta in the Crimea. Our cruisers on Fch- K shelled a Turkish battery at Tre- bizoniJ, and sujik one steamer. An- LECTURING FOR GERMANY Dressed in life field UDlform of a German army officer. Miss Wilma Sanda. au American woman, IB nom- ing to the United States to talk on German instiLuLlons, econ- omy, militarism ana kindred topics. Note Hie impertinent use of the Stars and Stripes to try to capture Ameri- can sympathy for the Kaiser's cause. SCHOOL BOARD MAY GO TO WINNIPEG ON A STILL HUNT FOR CASH British Foreign Office is Trying to Decide Fate of Food is Held Up Again Till Crew is Warned London, Feb. British Foreign Office today started an inquiry into the nature of the cargo of the Ameri- can steamship Wilhelmina, prepara- tory to finally deciding what policy the shall adopt in con- nection with the case. The Wilhelmina sailed trom New York, January 22, for Hamburg, with a cargo of foodstuffs. Last night she put into Falmouth, where the captain said he had come ol his own free will. WASHINGTON'S Washington, D.C., POSITION Feb, State department will take no action in tlie case of the Wilhelmina, Unlest the ship's cargo is seized and taken ore a prize court, which will de- termine its exact character and lia- bility to confiscation. registry. Deputation Waited on Mayor Hardie This Morning jjijgj to Get Some vised to See Bank's Head Have to Apply to Treasury Bills An empty money hag was all the. here at all. The hank has enjoyed members of the public school board lucrative account ior 20 years and eould Jind around the city hall this at the (irsc sign o: hard times they They assailed thai impos- cut off your credit. Don't wait an- DACIA HELD UP AGAIN 'Norfolk, Va... Feb. Mc- Donald or the steamer Dacla. waa re-. quested by Shipping Commissioner Hamilton here not to leave port ,with the veiief 'until he had notified sailors that the ship might be detain- iat Britain because of her rom German to f moijung. i assanuu inai UUL on oui uiuuib. uuu n.u- inS structure in a body to ascertain other moment, hut sec that at least (he mavor had accomplished in two members of your board get Business as Usual "Business as is a term that applies in very truth to the Lethbridge Chocolate and Candy Co., an infant industry that is rap- idly coming in to .-its own. Last month this concern receiv- ed one order for a ton of choco- late candy, and another similar or- der already this month. That doesn't look as if southerrn Al- .berta was so very bady up against berta was so very badly up ag- ainst It. Indeed. the business of this local industry has so increas- the past few months, that an addition to the working staff is be- ing made. what (he mayor had accomplished in two members of your board the way of find ing more money or aboard tonight's train for Winnipeg. brUcr credit, nn his eastern jaunt Go alter the head office, the directors I Hut 31 ay or Hardic's pockets were'and the president. Tell them how you not bulging as they expected, and his are situated and how the city is situ- Imnds were empty. He could hold out ,itcd, and then tell them that they no hope whatever of the city being must carry you. The hanks have got able to pay the schcol board its tax-: to do the right thing in this crisis." cs. "Go to your bant and tell them I Mr. Higinbotham wanted to know that they've got to carry yaid what the alternative would be. "If the mayor. nothing doing I (ConLinmtf un page EXIT THE BELLY RIVER ENTER LETHBRIDGE R. The Belly River Is'.no more. Its waters will no longer bubble over the mossy rockt, and through the willow-shaded pools of green to that disgust- ing cognomen. No, It Is not numbered among the prohibitionists, and will continue to be "wet." It Is not going dry. hut It Is going to enter the mat. rimonlal stste. It Is going to change its name. Hereafter and forever- more, with the sanction of the powers that be, Its name will be called .after the beautiful city by which It flows. For many years various attempts have been made to change the name of this river. The Dominion government was appealed to, and it was per- fectly all right with them, If the Provincial government did not object. Premier no objection, and suggested the name which, after considering various other rjames, the Board of Trade at its -annual meeting adopted unanimously. 3. J. Shepherd and Mr. E. U. Rylands were sponsort of the motion. GREENBRIER HOME American Steamer caches New York After Trip lo With CjUon Ne'w York, N.Y., Feb. Am- erican steamer. Greenbrier, retiirned to York yescerday, after a trip to Bremen as a coltcn carrier. In the j course of her voyage she-was held up hy the converted cruiser Cedrlc, and Uiken into Kirkwali. B. C. Mine Floods and 21 Miners Caught in Trap Vancouver, B.C., Feb. phone messages from Nanaimo to- day say that absolutely no hope is held out that any of the 21 men caught yesterday in the flood in South Wellington1 mine can be alive. The Dead R, Miller. W. Gibson.. Otto Lin- gernf, G. H. Martoff, Wm. Ander-. son, Louis Aleix, M. Strong, Jack Hunter, Frank Hunter, Sam Ward- Ill, John Stewart, Thos. Watson, H. Romone, Wm. Irving, V. Simni, A. F. Marve, A. Bewlick, J. Cowder, Jos. Foy C. Murilick. Nanaimo, Feb. to recover the bodies of 21 miners who lost their lives by. drowning yesterday in the South Wellington mine of the Pacific Coast Coal Mines, Ltd., were begun to- day. Big pumps, by which it is hoped to clear the mine levels of water were to be installed by Mine Inspector John Newton., who took charge of the mine after the disaster. It was not .'expected; however: that any of will be reached for several' weeks, owing to the extensive workings in the mine, The explosion was caused by the' miners blowlnn In an .old working of the mine which flooded their own shaft. RUSS LEAVE BUKOWlNA Full Text of Judgment in Little Bow is Taxed Costs London, 10, a.m. Ths'. Daily Telegraph's Uucharcsl corns'- pontlent says ing made in ereat force, the i "Fresh parliculars receivcti here Herman armies 'from Dukowina indicate that tlie Rus- in this quarter David Scott, the reipondent In the recent action in the District Court, brought about by Alexander Fraaer, wherein, his election IB a councillor to the municipality of Little Bow No. 98 wns voided, has been assessed the costs of the action, by his Honor Judge Jackson. 'Mr. Scott was the city yesterday from Carman- gay, arranging for an appeal. The case is interesting, especially in view of the evidence uuumitted at ihe hearing. This evidence showed that a certain agent was guilty of cor- rupt .practices and Irregularities in connection with the election. But .here was no evidence to show that Mr. Scott 'was connected with the agent. Dr. secretary-treasurer of he municipality, will call a meeting Bhart.y to set a date for a new elec- :ion. The full text of Judge Jackson's iudgment follows: 1. It is adjudged and determined :hat the said relator, Alexander Fraser lad at the time ot making his afore- said an interest In the el- ection to the said oftice of councillor- is a candidate at the said election- 2. And it is further adjudged that the stud David Scott has usurped and doth still usurp the said office under pretence of an election thereto holden on the 14th day of December laat in ,he said municipality, and that the election aforesaid of the said David Scott to the said office, was and is ii, r i i j i i (he said election having not been By Ihcir advance towurd cond'ucted in accordBnce wlth the pro- -nri which is evidently of Lhe Rura, Act. Austro-! sians have commenced the evacuation 01 isolation or the complete evacua- ol that province. I tion of Uukowina." on ;Four Feet of Snow, a New Record G. R. MARNOCH Unanimously re-tleeted president of Iht Board of Trade for 1915 at the an- ajuai meeting last nljht northeast wind riding on show came. Three inches more snow anil South- ern Alberta will he able to boast an even four feet of snow this winter. Thai's a record that has nol been ficatfn in. niiy five months Oi any year ___ ____r _____ in the kin ol any old-timer of the clics of the licecy covering the ground. Sunny. South. I At noon this increased to 4 in- Tire. whole" south belongs lo King dies witli more coming. That makej -Yesterday farmers wero exactly -IS inches of sriov sin was a real storm, and this morning at 7 o'clock the ivoallicr observer at. the Experijncnlnl (arm; found 2.2 in- since the beginning io pet out their plough- October storm. Three, inches more shares loi spring sharpening. It look-land the four foot record will-' if" .the snow was doomed. About1 up. ..nd i K. And it is 'further adjudged that tlie. saW David Scott be removed from the office aforesaid, dtt 'iioc; hi -1 any manner concern himself in or about the said office so usurped liy tlie said David Scott be and for all IMivposes deemed to be vacant. 4. And It is further adjudged that tlie said relator do agilnst (lie said David Scott his cents arid charges by him'in and about the Bald relation and thereof'1 nciided. Dated at Lethhridge, this 3rd day of (Sjgned) j; A. JACKSON.- Ebtered the 4th day ?f 1915. (Signed) W. H. Irwln, Cleriigl the Court. ;