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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta and VOLUME VIII. I.ETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, FHIIMY. I'EIJUUAKY NUMBER 53 RUSSIANS AGAIN FORCED TO RETREAT IN EASTERN PRUSSIA While More Costly Implements are Untouched the Farmer Will Have to Pay His tails of the Changes Scheduled Ottawa, Ont., Feb. a limited Met of agricultural Implements arc exempted from the tariff Increase, as set forth in ihe budget cpeech yesterday, Including binders, mowers, harvesters, reapers 4nd ditch- Ing machines, a very heavy list of the implements used by the farm ere wilf have to come under the per cent, boost. For Instance, cultrvatorG, plows, harrows, horse rakes, manure spreaders, windmills, portable and traction engines, thrashing machines, hay loaders, etc., have had the duty increas- ed from 20 to per cent.; while axes, scythes, hay knives, forks, hoes, etc., will have the duty Increased rom per cent, to per cent. TAXES DELAYED A WHILE Ottawa, the debate ou Cudgel will occupy some time and I I I H IIVI I I I I tlie "cw "Pccial ta-ws'. from llie I I I I I 111 I tax on champagne, do riot come into I I I II I i.l I L until after thc tariff hill U. S. WANTS TO PRf VE W1LHELMINA NOT PROPERLY LIABLE TO SEIZURE Ask Great Britain to Post- pone Taking Her Cargo Before a Prize Court Wachington, D.C., Feb. Am- erican government has proposed to Great Britain a Of tlie plan to take the American steamer Wllnelmlna before e> prize court, that her government may prove her cargo not properly subject to seizure. BULLETIN LEARTES INCIDENT AND GERMAN BLOCKADE London, Feb. London news- papers profess to believe that the Ger- man submarine attack on the British Declaration That Ou: of Miners' Officers Here Unconstitutional-Was Meeting Packed) f.O, JONES NOT A MEMBER passed, tlie people liavc ample opportunity to prepare themselves for their burdens. The tariff hicreas- rs, of course wine inlo effect at once. The of the stamp tax- wl" stringent cs will be under the adininisliation measures a.Sa'nB' of the Inland Itovmuc department and werc by Prermer Asqmth in thc special stamps which will he re- yesterday in the quired are now being made. After the Commons, new taxes come into effect letters nnd rl" Mal1 W Ihe postcards .will nol he delivered unless wl" a complete new stamps are affixed in blockade of .the German coast, as a addition to the re5ular stamps. Thoso whlch a" Germany who fail Io allix the stamp tax will be llable to have their letters sent to the dead A wireless dispatch from Berlin re- letter office. The war stamps will be lhat .an presumably of special design with the word "war Drench, has dropped bombs in the har- stamp" on the lace. Thc n-w cable bor Flushing, which it Dutch terri- and telegraph tax Is special ,nd not but no news of such an a stamp tar. It will applr to all haB received from Hol- land. Balkans Get Ready The Balkan states are furthering their endeavors to reach an amicable companies from their "ltlement of their be- Their open to inspec- fore entering the conflict. In thli ad- tiou by'lirt In 'the case justment jt it presumed that Bulgaria 'bl bank cheijUts the 'issuer of thc not demand territorial conces- 11 war in local miners' camp messages regardless to length, of t'lie charge is fifteen cents or over. Tlie satno statement applies to thc taxes on railway and steamship check lro apply the war stamp. On 'bills oi lading l-hc shipper has to liroufcllt about (he removal of tho thc tvl CKnt -The taxcs liccrs of Local 57-1, the battle is nob on hanks, trust and loan companies all over by any means, ami tiie big light is vst to come. On tlie ground Uiat the whole pro- ceeding by which the officers elected June were unconstitutional, and on llic further, fact ihat J. 0. Jonr-K sions from-Servia and Roumanla. InMOiK IO POLAND' 1 "JR. r A -CCHVROIV -r5flMflop WrJ- PHI IIILnL [Thought Men Will be Thrown Into Field Soon-Rus- sia Still Wins in Passes of Carpathia-Quiet in the West RUSSIANS HURL BACK THE ENEMY IN THE receut official statements from Petrogrnd are more favorable. The figures on this map illustrate it thus: (I) Resistance of Austrians broken and men captured; (2) enemy compelled to retreat from Lutoviska; (3) Austrians retreated hurriedly after crossing Tucliolka and Beskid passes where they formerly had been victorious; U) Enemy in considerable force at PanLyr Pass successfully GERMAN-CANAD.IAN REINSTATED general managership of the Public London Council Gives Glaubitz Back His Position With Municipality UtiiHK's commission pending intiulr- ies into a charge UiaL lie had assisted Gcrinaji reservists in his employ to leave Canada at the outbreak of tht London, 11 J. Glau- yesterday' reihstatea by tht L nitz, a naturalized Canadian of Gar man birth, who temporarily left th Board of Control. The hoard voted three LO two for his reinstatement. was not- afc the time as secretary-treasurer f his election member of llin union in Rood standing, the fifilit will b'e carried to the District Board, International hand. and if necessary the will be asked io will Ire administered by the finance department The taxes will be based I upon returns which tlie companies must submit to the government. A CORRECTION In connection wilh the tariff chang- es announced In the budget yesterday, errors in transmission were responsi- ble for erroneous statements in the Herald's account. Following: is the corrected statement: The tariff tnxation outlined by Mi White conslflte of a horizontal Increase in tlie customs duties upon all goads nnd commodities, with certain excep- Drilling for Oil at Foremost; Workmen Tap Flowing Well and Farmers Smile According to information gathered hy the Herald this morning, the dec-! lions. Imported Into or taken out of lion on Wednesday was warehouses. The list includes [constitutionally .called, the mealing all articles hitherto dutiable or on the ivas 'packetl1 lor the elected ticket, free Ust, and whether raw materials and the constitution of the union was or Finished or partly finished products, .disregarded in that, if. the union had The increase is 1% per cent, ad valor- 'o the general and intermediate and 5 per cent, ad valorem to grievance against its officers, that! em to grievance was never submitted to the tariff, District officers for action. The election of J. 0. Jonos as sec- retary-treasurer is by those the British preferential. For iron ore the duty is specific and not ad valorem. The exceptions in- fighting the case to be unttmstltution- elude .articles specified in the trade at. The bylaws ot the union demand .convention with France and agree- no one is eligible for election as ments with certain West Indian colon- an ofliccr of any local who has not heen a member in good standing o[ the local for six months prior to the election. Jones has not been a mem- )ll since early in her of Local No. 131-1. There is a- likelihood that the fra- cas will he aired at the Miners' Con- vention which .opens.here next week, as all the .district. officers will lie present-. .Shipping.to Calgary Uelany's Limited .are shipping hogs to Calgary reeulaify. iesr and silk fabrics, velvets, wheat, flour, lea, fish from Newfoundland, and anthracite coal fishermen's ne cesaltieE, news pilot and settlers''ef- fects." REV. MR. PICKEL RESIGNS Rev. J. K. Piclrel has resigned from the pastorate of the Christian church, to take ef- fect April 16. He will take up evangelistic work. Dollar Wheat Attracts the Settlers O.T.Lathrdp Tells of Beginning of Spring Trek to South Alberta Foremost, Alta., Feb. may never be found in ihe south country, but even GO, the residents of the Foremost district-will ever remem- ber the Northwest Drilling Co. as one. of their greatest beuefBctors. So many of our farmers have spent Inrge sums cf money attempting- to find water by the drill route without suc- cess Lhat others were discouraged, and hundreds of the people have hauled their supply of this important Iluid distance varying from one to ten since settling here five years ago. In striking a flowing "well at a, depth mem had kept its promise. know now that the water is here and in of o50 feet, and since a flow of about fifteen barrels an hour has been com- ing up through an eighteen iiiuh hole. None of those who liavo drilled for water in the past have ever reached ibis depfb in this vicinity, and it is certain that if the crops, now au- ticipated, materialize, the Foremost country l be a good field for well drillers next full. Beat Government To Jt The government has long promised to .make an effort to find the water level of this district, but they have However, while drilling on the prp- been beaten to it, ant! perhaps the task London, Feb. official state- ment from Petroarad today makes it clear that the Russian invasion of east Prussia is checked, and that the in- vaders are retreating to their own ter- ritory. With the withdrawal of the Russians, German soil will he freed from hostile forces, except a section of No further details have been re- ceived of the great battle in the Car- pathians, and on thr Warsaw front the Russian attack, which followed the Jatest German efforts seems to have subsided Corresponding quiet prevails the western front. Portugal Will Act The Portuguese Foreign Minister has announced that his country will carry out the policy decided upon ear- ly in the war, Involving adhesion to the treaty with Great Britain, requir- ing Portugal to assist her with troops. Portugal now has about 100.000 men under arms. The Foreign Minister did not state whether immediate action would be taken to throw the army into the field with the Allies. Russ Win in Carpathians In the Carpathians the situation looks favorable to the Russians who are pressing against the Austrian de- fences at three of the most important mountain passes, and this, in spite of. the difficulties interposed by itiow- blocketl roads. Berlin claims that thcGe .positions were most dearly bought, (n view of the terrible casualties trian artillery and machine guns on the Russian massed form; all on. In Russian Poland the Germans hold the belief that Russia -Is preparing to fall back to her second line, and Rus- sian trench defences in that War Office this afternoon gave out Ihe following report on tlie progress of the war, which rend as follows: Between Ihe sea, nnd the Somrae yesterday artillery righting. To thn'somli ploded t Continued of the cuumy cx- mine nt the end oC one oi Lessard Case Still Before Tries to Prove Statement Not Voluntary CHIEF SWEARS THAT IT WAS this .statement is to be subinit- to the court as evidence against ray client, t must ask that the room be assisted by the flooding great sections of intervening country. 'dinq'of 0'" everyone but the court GERMAN CFPEVSIVB' LAPSES COL- V. Harris, counsel for Lessard. And the couilroom ivas cleared, Llic Heiald reporter included, so .the. Paris, Feb. .12, p. ofli-i public must remain in ignorance re-, cial statement given at the war. j garrting the contents oi the statsmcnt oiifice today announced the complete ;nade by Arthur Lessard, in thc case failure of the German offensive Poland. The statement follows.: "The failure of recent attacks oy abundant quantities for those who ivii'i drill for it. The quality of the water at Hie Uuiied Oil well is excellent and is now being used daily for camp ami mechanical purposes by the drillers In their search for oil this company baa now passed the 600-foot mark and (he drill is operating night and dny. Wireless Working The wireless operator has arrived to take charge of the United Oils Co. tf against him on a charge ot receiving stolen property. Conlirmation of the fact that this document contains thc Germans in Poiiiml appears to be some interesting, if not startling in- complete. The losses of. the Germans lormation, is gained from Mr Har- are unprecedented. It is reported'that I ris' request that it he disclosed only they exceed dead.' FRENCH. OFFICIAL The French station. No messages have been in- tercepted by the Foremost tower to date, IJUL tlie citizens are on the alert and looking for anything that sounds perty of the United Oils Co., the I has. been accomplished In a more sai- like advance information in regard to Northwestern Drillers were fortnnate isfactory manner than if the govern- the oil stock market. U. S. Threats a Mere Waste of Words Says Germany TO HELP THE I.O.D.E. behind closed doors. The request was hased on thc sup- position lhat if Lessard goes to trial, ihe jurymen, who must come from tho city, could not help but be if they knew thc contents of tlie statement, and that therefore justice might miscarry. Mr. Church, repce- pcnting the Crown, thought the mag- v Local La'ient entertainments I islrate" had 'a perfect right to clear' outbursts. Thei the fact lhat this tone is enlirelro of place in dealing with the German stances, the people of all thc United ;jnri more njn-u United Stales should stand lhat indignation and threats Empire and people, are a mere waste of words. As Bis- marck said have always been popular Lethbridge, and much interest is being shown in "Are You a the farce-comedy be- Inc staged at'Die Majestic1, nest Monday and Tuesday; with well-known locnl talent io all characters. The ulay is being stageii -J- need not be dosed, but Air! der the auspices of the I.O.11.B. ilarns thoURht the news would tra- to whom the proceeds will go to -vel much faster hy being handed from help swell their funds. Every- !mouth to mouth, than it could be dis- one knows the Daughters of by any newspaper. The the Empire. They tire leaders people ulio attended these hearings were only looking [or some sensation f any way, anil if they were put out; thc L-ouil, lul it.iras solely 3 matter of choice. Magistrate Elton decided that, in justice to the his statemen L should remain a sealed book until the trial. Ife thought pos- sibly that if the press representative were reijuested not to inakei public the contents of the statement, part ot the United States capable Taft Would Not Like Germany To Seize Canada r "There is'.plenty of money in Ihe We have the cheap, and .-1 am western States Tor investment in positive that wn'iv.il 1 have humper i southern Alberta farm lands, [Or the crop this ycitr. Tlien we1 have. the Ol Torcfllo, Ii'eh. Howard Taft, ex-president of the United luncheon yesterday ad- ilicsscd the largest gathering; in the ib can see. He must, see his way clear touches a dollar, farmers everywhere to get out. and raise wheat without arc going to look for the test wheat being-compelled td nul. up buildings conr'ry, and that is light here in and break'-the raw..prairie." southern Alberta. Prices arc bound to That, is ihc significant statement remain high, too- The millers arc the made yesterday by O. T. Lathrop, best authorities, and they' say that uuon his return from Oregon! Mr, while wheat is too high, now, ami Lathrop sold a section of improved will likely drop, it trill.remain around land to pregon farmer, and 51.00 for a fc.V years, even this hi an with his'family, will short- if thc war stopped tomoYro'w-" ly remove to Alberta. i THEY'VE HEAHp-DUNCAN1 "There are three essentials .today Lalhiop will return to Oregon for thc movement of land and Al-iin a few days, where ha has a num- ber ta has thum conLimicrl Mr. J-bPr of other land 'rfeals''psnilins. The Lathrop. "First- thc land must Ueitwo most p.vommbnL features-in sou-l re There would nces bu succ a chane Canada from even invasion, he believ- ed, but that would not have any- tbing to do with the original Monroe Doctrine. APPEAL TO GERMANS ing bumper crops, and good prices I gonian point of view, Tor Ihpse .crops must; prevuil. have j Duncan Marshall and tverylhing Ijcrta whi'tillanils. he'savs, are Berlin, via London, Feb. 12, 10.50 tlieni to Insult EngHah-speaking per- .souLhcrn -Al- appeal to its readers not to eons streets is printed by the Inllffw hatred'for Great Britain to lead Lokal measure on the crunienl may incidentally he qupa- of' !ioncd." in every patriotic movement. In attending "Are You a Ma- you not 'only help them, but have the assurance of a couple of hours' real fun. -they might find more profitable em- ployment elsewhere, was his remark. Mr. Harris also thought Lhat the Herald had, without any intention, j already created n prejudict! agaiiisli taling that "j War Taxes and New Tariff will Give Another Boost to of L.; Koods, putliug the dilfereiice in their own pcckels. Mr. Home said that" the mercantile "I figure that llic tariff changes ivill mean that everyone will have to pay per cent, more lor everything he oats, drinks or exclusive cf tlie special taxes on. postage, bank cheques, drafts, bills or lading, John Home, manager, Wil- son tt Home, wholesale grocers. _ iuvu ,CU( ___, Mr. Uorn le not just to saj-j in spccir.l hixes on these commodities promises that Mrs. Lcssard, who how thc tariff increases win ultimate-1 alone. There will be-fewer cheques i is jwnlly with her huiband, slamp levies suffer largely in-the letters, clieciucs. dvnfts, bills" of lading, etc., and h'is client by startling developments" were expect- ed to follow the submission ot ihe statement by Lessard. .Mr. Harris also offered the opinion l-lhat the sLiUcmenb, although admit- ted as svidcncn. hy Magistrate Eltou, would ncvpr ho iillowEd in a higher court, but cctinsel for the aiid, the cadi, differed. If it were not 3dr mittcil, it would irot be right to malfB it puhlic. Another attempt was made this morning, to convince thc court...that ures'thai his compaiiy'Vill pay, into 1 Lessanl's statcmrnt was not made the-Dominion treasury a year' but that the police held ly affect the consumer, but thc con- sumer will have tu fool incst of thy bills. A gre.it many of .our foodstuffs are Imported, said lie, oad therefore they will be subject to the TVa per cent, increase. Some of the most com- mon commodities to be affected will be: All corn products, such as ccrn- meal, ayrup, a torch, etc.; coffee; rice; taplco; dried fruits; fresh and -vegetables; Imported macaroni, und beans. V "Won't the Increase accelerate the ho was asked. "I don't think.lt will to nny great extent, because Canadian manufactur- ers will advance their .prices in ac- cordance wiin the increase .on foreign used, and the people will use actual j would be released it Lessard told cash in trading. Thus the banks will'wliat he knew. suffer in loss of deposits. No matter Harris was allowed to examine which way a man cr whether Chief Skslton, Selective Kane, and stands still, he gets hit in some i Police Clerk Oxland on this point.. way. Everybody cue way or another, and the only thing to do Is to pay up and support our Empire., Jf we arc to fiscupe tJic ta.v, wo must simply stay tt home and grow potatoes. .'contribute In' "Didn't ymi hold out a promise to Mr. Ronald to Enlist R. YV. Ronald, assistant.'building-in- Ihc accused, that if he would make a statement, his wife would be releas- ed asked Mr. Harris. The chief said he could swear posi- tively tiiat riSitiicr himself, nor Detec- tive Kane mentioned any thing1 ot the Itind. "Didn't you say to Mrs. Lessafdj 'Vonr husband has comr frhroueh, now will Ibt apuclor for the city, has gone to Ca'i- j had better. If( you do we wi gary to enlist with the engineers. Mr. you out at six o clock nonald has been In the-city's" employ "iNP was thc chief's anartcr. for three years. (Continued no ;