Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 11, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
3 May flux 25 Forecast: VOLUME vin. LKTHRKIDGE, ALBERTA, THUHSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, J915 NUMBER 52 GERMANS WAR IN LOCAL MINERS UNION Spedal Meeting Last Night Ousts Old Officials and Elect New MILITARY SCENES IN SWITZERLAND J.O.JONES IS THE NEW SEGTREAS. Four hundred nicmbors of Local Miners' Union, No. 574, Leihbridgc, met last night at." Miners: Hull, NoiHi Let'hbndgc. in a meet- inp; to elect a new ol c-.liccrs. seems to have been sonic sort of friction between the old officers, aiwi n motion was submitted, accord- ing to inlonnation given to the Her- ald by one of tlte new'y of- ficials, to tbc eficct that their ser- vices "would he no longur required.'' 'If this statement is to hs credit-id rihe old officials were "humped." F. Lamcsfcld was elected tliu new president to succeed Kobt. Peufock, J. 0. Jones, eocrclary-1-reasurer, to succeed Lewis Moore, and .J. Marsh was re-clectetl as recording secretary. The most startling development was the election of J. 0- Jones, as refivry, to succeed Lewis Moore. .Mr. Jones was for some time vice-presi- dent of District 18, U..M.W. ol A., and has held oflices in various canij'.s from time to time. He was also pre- sident of the Alberta Federation of Labor and is well known among all the rlabor enterprises and organisa- tions' in the province, being consider- ed one ol tlio beet organizers in liie west. nut for the election of "Mr. the'-iionoucriiont. would suggest' social- ism; but, he is'known to he, opposi- te that faction. No reason could be gained hy the Herald for the ousting of the old officers. iUr. Peacock, thn elated president of the local, being generally regarded socialistieally in- reason suggestion made. BULLETIN WILHELMINA'S CARGO 9EIZED Falmoutb, via London, 11, 1.58 cargo of the American Wllhelmina was seized by the Brltich authorltlei today, In accord- ance wHh the decision of the Foreign Office. The cargo la to go to a prize court. CENSORS GIVE IN London, Feb. British gov- ernment has capftylatbd at last to the demand for more frorr. the fi-Dnt. Prlmn Mlnliter promiaed today that arrangomenta would be made to publish communica- from Sir John French, the Brj tlih commander-ln-chlof, twice weekly. OACIA FINALLY SAILS Norfolk, Va., Feb. ean steamer Dacia finally ialled today with her cargo of cotton for Germany, which goei via Rotterdam. Great Bri- tain has threatened to eelze the ship, questioning her transfer from German to American register, and ahe hat al- ready been the aubject of diplomatic correspondence between .the United States and Great Britain. It Is generally expected that a Brl- tlih cruiser will take her momowhere before she In European wa- ters and that the case will be fought out (n a prize court. COSTS RUSS DAILY v The Swiss rfrr.iy is one of the best- equipped armies In the world, and Is now heinq kept at full strength case tlie country's neutrality is broken Submitted by Crown in REGIMENT MARCHING HEAVY cfNOW GAINS Win Heights Command- ing Labassee and Big Battle at St. Mihiel BRITISH TAKE 500 PRISONERS Who Orders New Plan of Winning in the Carpathians AUSTRIA ADMITS HER IMPOTENCE l.'rancc, l-cti. 8, rja Paris, r London, Feb. situation in Feb. rapture ol the lull eastern arena ol the fighting is Notre Dame ilo Lorcttc, which com-; uccupying the attention of the mlll- mamls l.hc St. Mihiel lighT by lAc i authorities in Berlin in a very has liocn annuunccd at head-. ]U6C ir relianco may be plac- quatlcis. TlK hill, ivlnch (lominates on MWS reaching Lon- Uic.cnl.iiT rcfinn, lias been fiercely dis-. (lon [rom ,he According to luiaari- Bmporor William returned Iiur- SII UJM.VAND LAHASfaMi ricd, to ,rora tlie Polish A position captured by the Uritr Ulcatre and at prolonged close In station, ,vas one. mjlirary conference, summoning for considerable importance, overlooks ut this purpose CJcn, Von Moltkc, Count Lababsce. The Germans Von Alenberg e'en. Von Kessel and lriU ,Sri othcr leader3' j KAISER WORRIED OVER LOSSES with heavy slaughter. According to the correspondents ol OAI'TljHK (ilSIWIAN RECRUITS 'several neutral Danish newspapers, The Ilrilish cap Lured on Sunday Emperor V.'illiam finds the situation. night, two trenches near Kcstubrer, generally hopeful, but he is described tiiKing 500 prisoners belonged ap- as greatly depressed over the terrible to tlie newest class of Ger-. price in men Germany has had to pay- man recruits Nearly all oE them for comparatively limited advances voting and wore new uniforms. against the entrenched Russians. One FHEXCll OKKlCJAL (account reaching Paris hy war of Paris, Kelt. The French war 'Warsaw places the German losses on office this afternoon gave out a re- the Bxura and the Rawka fronts at port on Uic progress c.f. the fighting dead. This report is absolute- ivhich reads as follows I ly without confirmation, and it has "AloiiR all of the front yesterday as not even been repeated from any [ar as Champagne there were artil-: othtr source. Nevertheless, Danish I'.vchanges. In the -northern rc-j military critics say Emperor William there were several aeroplane. has protested against this slaughter, petitions on our part as well as on and that, ns 3, result, an effort thi? pint oi the enemy. The projectiles he made hy the Crerrnan war stall to dropped by the aeroplanes of the transfer the fighting to some point Hill Robbery Case Chief Tells How the Coat was Found developments are where the Russians arc less form- idahly entrenched. RUSSIANS OPTIMISTIC The Russian reports oi the fighting, fiom the extreme north to the ex- treme southeast of the line through The Joss of some ground -to tlie tonic allies in Dukowlna appears to Commissioners Will Put Estimates on Table for Still Another Good Trimming As a result oi Mayor Hardic's trip to the financial centres ol the cast, the 1915 ealimal.cs .tor current ex- penditure will again go on the table for rovisioii. 'Che head of the Dank of Montreal cautioned the Mayor re- i peiitedly against spending one cent that was not absolutely necessary, i and it is incumbent upon the commis- sioners to give the estimates another going in order that the hank: may he absolutely satisfied. The ques- j tioiis of scavenging, cost, and the costr of operating other departments be thoroughly into with a view j t-o determining why western cities are compelled to pay more than eastern, citios ior these necessities. I Tim grants will also .receive the hook. Sir Frederick William Taylor' says Hi at there sbouiri not be one grant in the current estimates. Where are these organizations going to got their money, then was thy mayor's quecy. "Let thsm pet and pass Hie replied the finan- cier. "This is a time when the rich porty, alleged to .have been stolen from the E. J. Hill store. legcd to have been tacts." by Lessard iew I statement made voluntarily hours sifter his arrest. Counsel inr the dei'ensz, O. E. Harris, made strenuous ohjcclion to the statement i being 1-akcn as evitlcncc, tuL his ob- jection was 'merely noted and ruled hy M.isisLrate Klton, on Uie grimnd "that had been suffici- ently warned that any statement he j enemy within out lines, did. not do any damage. "fn Champagne a German against our positions in the forest 'to the north oi Mesnll-lcs-llurhis rc- crjitJy occupied hy us was repulsed. works has been violent. According to latest repents received here -'the Ger- man forces amount to altout one bri- "nde have maintained all our po-ihave been more than offset Ijy what scions. The losses of the enemy zis] despatches from Petrograd .describe considerable and ours are serious. In i as the strategic importance of the Russian gains in the Carpathians. AUSTRIA SAYS FIGHTING VEX- ATIOUS The British prosi finds much cause for comment In the admission ''that the fightiup is heavy and In the Carpathians it is evident that both sides find the fighting among snow covered passes. with only a most precarious connec- tion with their ol supplies a warfare hi which the results gamed arc vary dearly purchased. the Vosgcs there has been a thick -fog, and abundant snow. It was dur- iookcd lor in the case against Arthur a very night that tnere QC_ .cssanl, manager oi the Arlington ciirred the infantry engagement re- Lcssard, who are ported yesterday at La Fontenellc, in (_j tlie Han de jut least two Jic Germans had battalions of troops present. After having ceded some round our ttoops recaptured every- The preliminary hearing commenced thing they gave up. This WBH during this just at the close the day of Feb. 10, and it was ac- 01 the session, Chief Skelton submit- complished by a series ot countcr-at- 'Sheepmen of South Look for 25-cent Wool in Coming Season Hope to Raise by B Very make would he used as against him, and that he Southern Alberta wool growers are Ottawa, Ont., Feb. summary cf the war taxes announced by Hon. the House this after-, Upon letter snd postal cards posted in Canada, one cent. j W. T. White in the House this after-i Upon bills of lading, two cents. i noon follows: Upon propriety or patent medicines Upon the note circulation of all I and perfumery, one cent for bottle or banks, one per cent. [package consisting of ten cents Upon the nroen income derived in j less, and one cent for every addition-1 Canada of every trust and loan com- j al ten cents, pany, one per cent. Upon net premiums companies, other than life, fraternal benefits and marine insurance, one The wine taxes are five cents per insurance quart or Jess upon non-sparkling wfne should coJitribute toward the. pe.r. cent', support of the poor." Mayor Hardie .savs that the- liospi-1 fany tal board is going" to find itself in which 15 cen uch the tame position as 1 he school be "llectsd from sender. loard. A the board Petrograd, via Ixwidon, T'eh. Russia's dally war bill 'was estimated at roubles (f in the discussion which jireceded the adoption or the Budget. MENINGITIS AT TORONTO sold in Capada, and five cents for each additional quart. Twenty-five cents for every pint of champagne and sparkling wine and 25 cents for each additional pint. -The wine taxes to become effectual at once, and the other Jevies to be fix- ed later. Mr. White said he expected to raise about on these special taxes. The Finance Minister announced 1 5 cents for every ticket costing a dol- 1 that there would be no income tax, I Upon every cable and telegraph corn- one cent per message ts is tax to Upon railway or stoamship tickets commissioners is being arranged purchased In Canada for any point in _________________-Canada, Newfoundland the West IB- Idian colonies or the United States: meningitis has developed at the Ex- hibition camp. The authorities say the case is non-infectious, although full protection againat siiiv jjosalli'ic spread ot the discaao has been laken. la'r up to five dollars and 5 cents for'' ?ave a number of reasons for this i additional five dollars. Upon decision. U.S. Warns Both G.B. and Germany Waihington, D.C.. Feb. Un- Itod States hai warned Great Britain and Germany, reipectlvely, that gen- eral use of the American flan by Bri- tish veeieli would be viewed with 'grave concern here, and that destruc- tion by Germany of any American ves- eel in the newly-preecrlbed war zOne would (eid tc aerloue complications. It becaina known today that the text Upoi every berth In a sleeping car, 10 csnts. Upon every ssat in a parlor car.- 5 The tariff taxation outlined by Mr. While consists of n horizontal increase of the two notes sent last night to i kot up to ten dollars; three dollars cents, railway or steamship company in Ihe customs duties unon nl] goods selling the tickets to collect from pur- jantl- commodities, wltli certain excep- chascr. ._.... _ Upon every person, firm or company carrying paeeongers by vessels outside of Canada.. Newfoundland, the British West Indlea and the United States, one doflar for each pasienger baying a tie' Great Britain and Germany thirty dollars, five dollars over much more emphatically than had i fifty dollars, been generally known the displeasure l in addition the following stamp tax- of the United States at the use of neu- es were Imposed: tral flags by British merchantmen, and upon all cheques, receipts to banks Its solicitude over the implication that, by depositors ?nd "upon bllle of cx- ncutral vessels were liable tp deutruc- change, two cents. tion by German submarince in the wa- Upon all express and post office ters around Great Britain money oruWfl, one cent. tions, imported into or taken out. of bonded warehouses. The list includes aJl articles hitherto diiliable or on the'free -ilsl, nnd whether raw inn- terlal or finished or partly finislied products. The increase is per cent. Ad valorem to the British preferen- tial. For iron ore the duly is spec- ific and "not ndvalorem, tlie exceptions include articles specified in the trade _ i- louking for 25 cent wool this year, had That is the assertion made by Neil nothingBlo hope or fear by reason of M. Stalker, the prominent" Grassy threat or promise held out to Lake eheepman, to a representative of the Herald this morning. "It is 'The document ls a lenpthy one, hub Quite within tbe pale of possibility the court was no iniiiuation (nat We receive that figure from to what it contained, Chief Skel- our wool this sold he, "and I ton's being concluded at not be surprised to see some get noon and the-case adjourned until to-, more tlian that. fjinrrmv mnrninc. but there is a ruin- "The he continued, "lias eaus- contains sonic' ed a groat demand to he made on the in connection, woollen mills, and they have got to j have '.he raw The property alleged to liave hcen; The present season has been most abroad lliat it startling iufotrnation with tlie Hill robbery. stolen, ami fwma the Lessard' propitious for the growing of wool, home, a Hudson seal coat valued at and the souUierh growers .expect- to S20U, was submi'tted as exhibit j reap B big harvest of a splendid Mr. E, J. Hill was not quite posi- iLy. The winter has been very -.even, live that Lhe coat was' the same as the one hr, examined in the Lessard and the wool has grown, steadily, on account of ihe uninterrupted cold. 'Air. Stalker iayn that the are doing 'well on the ranges. WhlJe there has been a large amount of snow, the cold has not been extreme, and con- siderable guow plowing nfli been done, so that the reach the natural herbage and subsist without much artificial feeding. The highest price paid for wool last year -was 17% cents a pound, and most oC the southern clip went direct to the United States eastern markets. It is Mr. Stalker's opinion that much, of this year's clip will go to England. So far as Is known, only one buyer, re- presenting Lhe eastern Canadian mill 9, has been looking oFcr the field this year in quest of home, bul felt certain that it was one of those stolen fcoin his .store on tilt night of November 12Ui last. Miss Harrison, the bookkeeper at lhe Hill store, was called as a model, lhe coal v.'as fitted on her, and Mr. Britain Aims To Strangle Germany London, Feb. 11. n tin announcement- Asqullb, made to the Hill thought it was a siza smaller, House of Commons this afternoon, Jhaii the one examined Previously lhe British, government tho Lessaid bixth strcst. Miss Harrison, on the stand was nbout to, more'stringent positive that it was tlie same coat, ami that it was one of those stolen from the Hill store. There were three ures against the trade of Germany.. Replying to a question from Admiral Lord Charles whether the convention with France and agree-1 straight front style, Bcmi-fiUing, similar coats taken. One was a 34 I government will place all food and ma- a and the otaer a 38. She was sure it was the size 38 coat, ami the one she had tried on in the Los- home, aftor.it iiafl ueen recover- ed by Chief Skelton and Detective Kane. Mr. n. Hill could Jiol swear that it the stolen hut was much more positive about it than his father. The methods, of identification were gone over with each witness, ?nd were similar. The coat was a terial used in German industries bu the list of absolute contraband, the Premier said: "The government Is considering the question ot taking measures against Germau trade In view of the violation by the enemy oC the rules of war. I hope shortly to make an announce- ment of what these measures are to be." mcnls 'n-ith certain west Indian colon- ies, and silk fabrics, velvets, wheat, flour tea. fish from Newfoundland, (.Continued ou Page ordered of that pattern so that it could be altered to suit the size sinil ohoicc of style of the purchaser. on rage Peace Not London, Feb. 11, 3.30 recent public 'In Ger- many give nc that the purpose fn.view wilf be promoted by adopting the course was the answer of Sir Edward Grey, the Britlth Foreign Secretary, to a question In -the. Home of Commons today, oking whether, with a view to andlng the terrible (019 of life In tht Great Britain wai prepared to de- clare publicly batlt whereon the Alliee were willing to diicuee terms of peace. The .of the Houit. greeted Sir Edward, Grey'i noynccment with checra.