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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta 35 Low 5 VOLUME VIII. LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEIWUARY 1915 NUMBER 54 GERMANY MAINTAINS DEFIANT ATTITUDE TOWARD THE C. S. LETHBRIDGE BOYS SECOND CONTINGENT 3 st. Battalion to Form Part of the Sixth Infantry Told That First Contingent is Now in France TO GO ON FIRING LINE IN SPRING CANADIAN DRAGOON IN ENGLAND TEACHING HIS HORSE TO LIE STILL DURING SKIRMISH PRACTICE Winnipeg Feb. Free Press and engineering depot, an army ser- OU-aiva correspondent says: I depot, :in army me.'ical depot. u "It is announced.here .that the sixth Lcpar- infantry brigade to ho drawn from atc to iucilitali! Lhe ihe west lor the second contingent sending forward of a steady stream of will consist of thd 27th and 28th bat- rein force men Is from Canada which I tslions of Winnipeg, tlic 29th from' will begin almost at once in order Lo I Vancouver .ana tho 31sb from Cal- meat thc expected wastage from cas- gary. These will form Lhe western ualties among Canadian troops at tlia quota lor tho' second expeditionary Xront. ?orcc. The brigade will in all likeli- hood be commanded by Col. KoUlien, of Winnipeg, with Major Young of Souris, as second in command, or brigade major. Co', of thc 31st Battalion now in Calgary is composed mostly of Lethbridge boy "Rumors of the early departure ol! ihc second contingent arc in the nir, ithougii no announcement will be made ol the date of their departure. FIRST UONTIN'GKVr IN F IT IS EXPECTED HERE THAT THE FIRST CONTINGENT WILL GO 1XTO THE FIRING LINE IN THE EARLY SPRING. IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY K N O W N THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE FORGE IS IN FR-ANCE. "It is probable tliaL the men rc- "The militia department lias ax- cruiting F0r the third.contingent will ranped to establish number ol over- heavily drawn upon for the over- seas training depots'lor each arm and seas training depots lor purposes ol branch oMhe service with view to reinforcements for the first seo ___ _ ..__ _ adequately training and providing foe reinforcements which will be sent as required for the expeditionary forces. These depots will bo kept replenish- ed by units now in training in Can- ada, from -them will go drafts to furnish reinforcements for units serv- ing at the front. Thus there will bo ond contingents. "Over bullet proof intrench- ing implements have already been purchased for the use of the Canadian troops at a cost of 51.35 each, and more are on order. These implements were carefully tested at Val Carticr and were lonnd .to be bullet proot an infantry depot in England for the against the .303 calibre at the 200 Canadian, troops, an artillery depot yard range." 4 Americans Have Been Warned and Sub- marine Blockade Claims East Prussia Retreat Strategic Move Feb. 13, 3.40 Emperor William received Field (Marshal von Hindenberg on the east-. siLimiiicui. The British dropped bomhs al Ostcml and lUankcni.ttrghc Thirty-fnur aeroplanes participated under Commander Sam- i cm battle front on Friday, and it was fjrcat (lamaBC WaS donc to Ger- decided to make a renewed dash for L man military and naval liases. I next week, according to a dis- patch from Amsterdam to the Ex- change Telegraph Co. The German Emperor, the message adds, is said to be anxious that the Polish capital be taken before the next HILLCREST ORPHANS GET "I" COAL COMPANY MAKES GENEROUS AGREEMENT -i- -i- ish merchantmen. They cxaress the opinion that a neu. tral flag will be used by British ves- sels only to notify German warships that neutral passengers and goods are aboard. The Evenlnn Standard says: "It IB plain in which direction Amer- ica looks for the possibility of trou- ble. Germany does not realize the GKRMAN'Y DEFIANT AT U. S. NOTE On the oilier hand the diplomatic field U'ould seem to be dominated by the American notes to Great Britain, and Germany, especially to Ger-> Hie newspapers and tho to news despatches Berlin, are insist-., iuy in spite oi protest nnil in spite of possible consequences, ilic Civilian submarine policy musE. pursued relentlessly. GKKMAN'Y VAClvS STARVATION7 Ths gist of German opinion as it lias been t-hus far transmitted to e that i ra] poivcrs have been sufficiently warned to keep out oi Lhe military urea, and inasiniicli as Germany is facing starvation at tlie hands ut Groat Britain there is no other course far her Lo pursue, OPPONENTS DISAGREE As in other important encounters in the. eastern arena of the war, the claims of the opponents disagree as- r-uiian tu'-ncn uc uci ui t me ntAi u-hcrc lIlC mectiny of the Reichstag, In order to irrnrvfrntr t induce the public t. vrte new war EXPECT NO TROUBLE London, Feb. 13; 12.45 London afternoan papers unite in the opinion that the British government will have no difficulty in replying sat- i Isfactorily to the American note on j the use of the American flag by Brit-j London, would appear to he that neu- false position Into which she has been thc sttategic" importance of tha' led by _ the arrogance of the official German advance ir. East Prussia. She must abide by minds in Berlin, thc result." RUSSIAN RETIREMENT London, Feb. retirement ot the Russian forces in- East PEUSSIH, and the great Hritish air raid on thc i coasL of Hclirium, appear- today as For 100 Years Anglo-Sax- on Peace-To be Obser- ed in All Churches Tomorrow If .of .the sentiment af the world, as to what is-'the most precious thing in the world, could be taken at time, the universal answer would undoubtedly be: "Pence." For the first lime'in the world's his- tory, a century of peace between two great world powers will be commem- orated tomorrow, 'Sunday, February 1-1. For one hundred years Lhose two have been living side hy side without a gun on a border line of -JOOQ and amity. The period matures'In the midst of the 'world's greatest war, and the celebration will be the1 more appreciated as a respite from the thought of strife. Memor- able thanksgiving services will be held in all-the -city churches. No one now hvine 'will be able again to join In imch a momentous occasion. The feel- ing now existing between the United States and Canada Is one of 1'riend- ehfp, despite the Kaiser's attempts- to change it to one of hate. Tomorrow should be a. "Go-to- Churcn, Sunday" for everyone. The uervices will follow the general form prescribed hy the Canadian Peace Cen- tenary association. It has received the endoraatlon of the leaders of all the churches In Canada "and the Un- ited and is somewhat as fol- Tlie. inorninff services will embody the Chris tun ideal of Peace as the highest- expression of the life of hu- juanJty on eartb, The Sunday school services will deal with the methods by means of which Peace-.can become a controlling prin- ciple in the life of and indi- viduals. The evening services will set forth an unfolding of Christian ideals in actually accomplishing peace among the nations, a historical review and the-Christian spirit at work. The services' will open with the singing ol' the "Old. Hundredth." Some months .ago thc executives of the American and Canadian .associa- tions agreed to set aside February H as the day for special thanksgiving. Tha reason tor the selection of this date -was that it would not. conflict with the regular calendar in any of tlio churches. The Treaty of Ghent was signed on Chrlaltoas Eve, 1814, but owing ip the necessarily slow rate lit which news could travel in those the document did not reach Washington until February 14, 1815. It was ratified by the government of the United States on February 17, 1815.1 Februtry 14 was, therefore, chosen as the nearest Sunday to the centenary W the ratification of the treaty. from page Miners Foregathering for Annual Embroglio Comes Up Tomorrow Delegates to the convention of the United Mine Workers of America, Dis- Temple here on Monday morning, arc commencing to arrive in tbc city from various points in the province, and along the Crow's Nest Pass. It is expected that all members ot the ex- President Phillips, and Board Compensation for Austrian Dependents Will be Held Until Peace is Declared Under the1, A Iberia Workmen's Com- H. Osllund, so- Clarke, Thomas Turner, James Pcnn, ihc biggest factors in pensation Act, generally deemed to licitor for the Union, and John Jumcs LJarhcr, Alex. I'orteons, Ed- _ P _ he one of tlic hesl in Canada, Tlie nf the Hillcrcsi. Col- ward Slrctton, William Cialimonv Killcrest Collieries, Limited, will pay Smith, Ihc accountant, Steve Mclunnon, John Davison, Al- over to Lhe riepelidcnts ol Lhe miners Colin 'Macleod, splidtor com- frcd Silva, John S. Howie Frank who lost their lives in the Hillcrost pany, and Judge'AlacNeill of the.dis- Labonno, A. G-. France, David Mur- j mine on June 19th last, approximate- trict courL oi Maclcbd, went into ihc Uobert Uoiiltcj, Carl Johnson, ly J matter oi the agreenie-nt in Fred Johnson, John llehcr, Daniel The agreement, between tlie c0m- lUacNcill's ollice at Macleod. The (Jnllinanj Fred Moureliouis, Nicholas: pany. ami the representatives of the agreement was drawn up by Messrs. Mc-gjncy, George rounder, James F.1 United Mine Workers oi Amcrjca has Ostluud and Macleod after thc names Gray, Antonio Lagardc, Thomas been signed up and was given out for had been thoroughly gone over, ami Brown, Alex. Motrison, Win. Heath, publication today. It provides for fho being approved was entered at the Henry .C.irrj Goorgc Jos- payment of the full compensation, district court at .VacleKl on January eph Oakley, Everanl Jlaloiu, Al- namely, 51801) to thc dependents of 22nd. phonsc H listens, Wm. Morley, William 57 deceased miners, and it is the opin- It is signer! hy tlis Union officials, Brown, Patrick Kane, Robert Jluir, ion of the officials QI the union that and hy the president, di--Jacob Andrcacliuk, Ralph Hansford, this number will be brought up to rector and secretary-treasurer of, the Louis Samis, Pete Kinorti, Thomas These arc classed under schedule company, in-Montreal. Quigley, James Pctr'iu. A qi the agreement. U is agreed thai, in the discharge Schedule if any re- thc military j Tho Germans are hailing it gnat victory, while- Petrograd de- clares that the Russians are deliber- ately withdrawing their forces. BOTH SIDES LOSE HEAVILY Thc baitling in ihc Carpathians is on in tlie snow, but irom indi- tContmueil on Page Thirty-two bl were Austrians. been acknowledged but the deceased Their rights men of the liability, the company. have pay into the ollice of thc clerk of the company, court, the. sum of S3000 monthly un-i Austria: No Compensation Paid Until Peace Is Declared Be- tween Austria and. Great Britain Retirement of Russians in Mazur Lake District is Acclaimed as Great' Victory Benin, Feb. 13; via ecutive, including Pr A. J. Carter, Sccre Members F. Wheatley of Bankhead, Robt. Lea-vitt o-f Taber, H. Martin of Fernic, and.J. Larsen o[ Letlib'iidgc will be in the city tonight. A meet- ing of the executive hoard is schedul- ed for tomorrow morning, when the outline of the convention program will be gone over. The agreement with the operators wh until (he matter is adjusted. Schedule E covers, cases in which dependency "will have to bo proven. As this is done, thc names will be transferred to schedule A and C. Thc total number killed placed 1S9, the number first porteti by thc Herald. comes up for discussion, and he ;he most important item oi business ;o come before the convention. The iresent agreement does not expire un- ;il March 31st, but the action taken di- this convention .will largely deter- mine where thc miners stand. Another item, to be dis- losed of will he the. recent re-election of officers foe the local union. One side claims that the election was not according to thc .constitutuori, while s other claims that it was perfect- y regular. It is likely the District Board will dispose of this question tomorrow also. Jimmy Kingston Off to Regina as M.P. Trumpeter "Jimmy" Kingston, the popular that the luoujps paid into the court in pursuance of the agreement, be paid out- to tlie dependents in amounts to! be fixed at his discretion, the follow-1 tg suggestion being made 1. To each widow, the sum of S20 month. 2. To each child thc. sum of On December 11th last, A. J Car- month. ter secretary af District 18 U M W 3- Tllc balance ot the said each of A., Frank Pearson, president of to partial dependents until claims are fully paid dis- charged. The following is the complete list of victims, and the method of the disposal of thnir cas? Schedule Receive Full Compensation, James S. tjuiglcy, Thomas Tay- lor, Samuel Chad ton, Charles EHk, Supreme Court Will be Asked to Fix Next May Area Must bs Bonded Before C.P.R. Will Act-Session May Pass it g been long Warsaw frcnt. Persons in the confid- ence of high officia'.s knew. However, that von Hlndenberg had quietly gath- ered a strong force for an-offensive movement in East Prussia. In unoffi- cial it iiaa Itecn said char eight arm} corps were gathered. for this purpose. KaiGer Witnessed Fight The victory of von Hindrmberg. is reported to have been, an important cnc. Complete reports it are being' eagerly a'waited. It is said that the Field Marshal succeeded in' cutting throiiRh Lhe Russian line after having made an enveloping movement. The victory was won under the .eyes of Emperor William...... THIS Taber, Feb. 13 will not be the Hugh Hunter, Charles Conn, David fault ,oi the C.F.tt. if Taber dis- John'lValkcr, George Hickcn, John does not secure wilh- Clarke James Bradshaw, Sidney tire ncxt str- Thls has Bainbridge, Mike Kiprianclmk, Mike made .apparent in a letter from P. Jancgo. William Turner, Robert An- Naismith, of the natural resources dcrspii, Aotonia Catonio, Leonard department m response to t-he strong] CELESTIALS DOING IT TODAY__' forwarded some time ago by) HK'W _ the fanners of the district to both the railway company and the mininn government. Mr. Naismith m his le'ttcr, points out that it will be TlC necessary to secure legislation from the provincial house to create an irri- 't gallon district on the credit of which j bonds, may he issued foi funds to pro- Olds, Feb. Albcrfca cced.wilh Lhe work, as thc railway ural Development league, that will company ttocs sec it possible to urt, in on.charges of recciv-, have for its chief object thc filling of take second mortgages on the farm MARNOCH CHINESE YEAR'S Arthur nnd Mabel Lessard, whose preliminary hearing has occupied two days, were this morning committed for trial hy Police at the next sittings of the Supreme'Rural Development league, that Happy New Year jve are not Germany Won't Stand it- Sore Because America Calls Her Blockade a Big Bluff Copenhagen, Feb. and America's diibellef in the effci- ency of the German blockade of Eng-. coasts has greatly angered Ger- many. The word "bluff" particularly annoys the German Admiralty. AUSTRIA ON VERGE OF FOOD FAMINE Rome, Feb. dispatch from thfl Austrian frontier says that the eco- nomic condition of Austria Is grow- ng graver. The price of meat has doubled, it is said, and the cost..of ad reached 30 cents per kilogram (2.20 GERMANS SCORN AMERICAN SUGGESTION Copenhagen, Feb. Deutech Tags Zeitung acorns the American sug- jestion that German submarines .shall nvsGtigate the Identity of ships flying neutral flags before sinking them. The very declaration of. a war zone, the newspaper says, implies that no guar- intee of safety within It Is possible.. It asks, "should submarines be expected to trouble about the Iden- Ity of ships any more than floating should trouble? If, after Thure-' day next, American ships are sunk in: British waters the United States alone a responsible. In any case the Ger- man government does not intend to allow itself to be influenced by-the jreesure of threats." CRIPPLED FOR LIFE Regina, Sask., Feb. C. Buch- :nan of the Provincial Highways Com- mission, is returning to Regina from Salisbury Plain, crippled for life. Mr. Buchanan was Injured playing foot- ball while In camp with the 1st mixed in our d- Nor were out wiuic m tamy WIIH tuo j.au uau- last niiclit although adlan contingent. A tumor developed, well HaVlicen, for last evening was McesutaUne the amputation of hia New dear's Chmanirn, Today ilOCl- Northwest Mounted police, and has is a talented youngster, and was, addition to being a popular stolen property. j AlbcrlaJs Tlic case for thc Crown was closed! working at full capacity, were stated inonton next wceh to secure the pas- yesterday, after two sensational sit-" to be capable ol feeding sage.of the legislation at .the session lings, in which an alleged statement people, was floated amidst a scene ol. which is to convene, on the 25th inst. New dear's Chinaman, is the 1st OL January in the calendar, and every Chinauia] Two of three now recenc surveys made dum (turn torpedoes, and when several London, Feb. Monroe, 10G jeara, salJ lo be the oldest veteran of thc American Civil war, I was.buried today. Winnipeg this year The Er-" hibilion Board derinltely decidr, ed at its meeting yesterdaj ternoon uot to undertake the 41 _ big ovent this year ;