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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VVEA1 HER High 40 Low IB Forecast: Locnl snowe; colder VOLUME VIII. LETHHRIDGE, ALBEUTA, WEDNESDAY, KEHKUAIIY 17, 1915 NUMBER 57 New German Zeppelin was Much Other Damage REPETITION OF RECENT RAID Amsterdam, Fob. A new dir- igible balloon recently transferred to Belgium from Kriederjckshaven, Ger- many, is reported to have been de- stroyed in thc Allies' raid over CJhis- .tells. Ohistellcs was one of the Belgian t-itics bombarded by the fleet ot forty 'French and British aeroplanes which Bailed over the German positions and dropped 2-1 0 bombs. Heavy damage is reported to have teen (lone at Zechruggc and Osleml. i Many Germans are said to havei London, Feb. Forty British aeroplanes and seaplanes to-j Britain's Mystery Ship Again in the Battle Line START BLOCKADE TOMORROW GERMAN SUBMARINES SINK TWO STEAMERS IN CHANNEL Germans Claim Capture of Russians in East Prussia [ALLIES GAIN ON THE WEST FRONT Berlinr via London, Feb. 17. 9.10 a.' thousand prisoners, besides many cannon and machine guns, were captured by the Germane when the Russian 10tfi Army Corps was dcfeat- thc Mazurlan Lakes district. The Audiicious. shown a.bovc, is the mystery ship of the British grand fleet. Canailians shocked some two or threo mouihs ago over reports originating in New York thai Ihe H-.pertlreadnouglH Audacious, one of the ed most powerful of Hrltaln's warships, had been sunk by either a mine or a German submarine in Lhn North Sea. east Prussia, according to a statement Thc Admiralty stRiidl'astly refused to make any statement rrmfinninjj or denying the report. conies another New York deKpaich i.hat ihe Audacious was not sunk fnut her hull had been badly by contact with a mine or torpedo, though she was kept afloat und subsequently repaired at tlic Belfast and is noiv in the lirst line OIICL- mure. HIP, Admiralty iu silent. MACHINES ENGAGED [Non-commissioned Officers of 13th Mounted. Rifles are Named Provisionally WAR TAX PAID LETHBRIDGE Zecbtugge in llclgium, and, according .to thft oflicial report with good re- sults. Provisional appointments oi ]3uiiibs ivfrc dropped on gun posi- commissioned officers for thc The Lethbriilgti Herald [jfiid the first war lax in Lhi.s city, according to local customs of- fjcials. A parcel to the Herald this morning was taxed per cent, additional duty. Five per cent, it the additional pre- ference tariff, and per cent, ie the genera! tariff. Customs rgffjeers expect to collect Tiie tax on shipments which havu entered Canada any time since February 12. Itions, trawlers and barges, and aerodrome. Sljuatlcon of thc 13th Canadian Mountr pd Iliflns, now camped at Cardston, nou- "C" I The ofTicial statement concerning were" given Lo the Herald this morn- fthe aid raid, says: "The air opera- ing by ajor Drown, follows. Oflicer oi the naval wing against the manning, Bruges. Osi-end and Zeobcuggee dis- board will sit, at Cardston in were-continued this afternoon, 'lays lo pass on thc uanics when the Forty aeroplanes and seaplanes bom- appointments will he made pcrma- bardcd OsUntl, MiddcUtere, GhistellES ner.t, and I Squadron-Sergeant-Major, A. Dow- "Bombs were dropped on thc heavy' er; Cardston Squadron Quartrrmas-1 batteries situated the cast and tor-Sergeant, H. B. Hriggs, Canlstou, "vest side of Ostend, on gun positions A. P. Lye, Cards Ion Troop Good-bye to Boys ssucd ?.t general headquarters here today. .Ain.llb'N ALL JJ.1CK I'aris, Feb. IV, in. '1'hc Frnirli war oilier tliis allcrnooii isMird the inllnwinp statement on of Ihe war British and French Vessels Victims of German Submarines 'AWAIT BRITISH RETALIATION P. BARK yesterday llirt'w bombs in Die region oi have been able to re-enter our lines unharmed. "TJic HHtfi.ifi nrtilJory has carried out sotnp cu'eclue shouting. i ATTACKS REPULSED In Shornclllfe "In Champagne, ten oi Hie enemy's counter attacks were repulsed duciug the night. "In oi an active cannonade) Minister of Finance, who says French and Knghsh aviators who' the Anies- markets are. closed to Ger- More Princess Pats are Reported Wounded HAVE ARRIVED IN LONDON many forever C.RR.MayYet Have to Dig Up School Taxes SOME o.u.NS MADE "Tn Mir Argoiinc there was consitl- crable activity. Near Fonlainc-aux- (Jhanncs we luivc destroyed a block- house and 100 metres of trenches. A I German attack launched by at least to mcet but l.-il ions between Four-Dc- Commissioner Grace left yesterday Calga-ry ivilh .Mayor Ilardic, ivho is on his way to Edmonton, thu two ind confer with P. L. Nai- smiLh, suijeimtendent of the depart- London, Feb. Biln- i'aris ami Hill of Uourcuil- nett aiid Sii'ui'yeou and JIoos- [es has been severe. have pntivcly ment oi Kcsources oi t-hc C. head, of tlie rrinccss are Thcv have air repulsed it, indicting on the P.J1. regarding the payment of school taxes by the Uig corporation. The Havre, via Paris, Feb. Bri- i tlsh steam collier Dulwich, bound from Hull to Rouen, was torpedoed by German submarine 20 miles north- jwest of Cape de la Heve at elx o'clock last night.. The torpedo struck the starboard aide. As the crew took to the boats the i submarine, which torpedoed thr. was Been speeding away. The Du'- wich sank in 20 minutes. Twenty-two members of the crew of 31 men were picked up by the French destroyer Arqucfause and brought Havre. Seven othere rowed to Re- camp; the fate of the other two It un- known. FRENCH STEAMER SUNK Parit, Feb. announce- ment wa> made at the ministry of this afternoon that a German Bub marine sank the French steamer Ville de Lille yesterday off Harfleur. The shfp was torpedoed1 while on har way from Cherbourn to Dunkirk. commander of the submarine gave the crew of the steamer ten In which to leave the vesie'l. Blockade Starts Tomorrow London, Feb. the stroke of midnight tomorrow the -waters sur- rounding the coafcts of the United. Kingdom will become, so tar as lies within the power of Germany to make mu Queen's Military U.L of the 31st. Today dteil additional be' hoys has approved'of the "plans or the Canadian hospital. hospital at "'MOIT to Ui2 casi in the forest Oi al Poillt we liave 100 me- l lf; Pr legislature their peril. 11 do their sh-ro! Tlie War ?nice llfls for occurred. tional accommodation in many hos- 10 the iitlcntiou and admiration oi th? citizens oi Cal- nothing notcworU.v lo has First Wreck on Line Fireman Killed German aircraft from cutting oR ouc men to with tha letday afternoon reads his A" shipment of meTlical stores from on the ihe Canadian Her] Cross will he sent urancli Moose Jaw, Sask., Fch. passed legislation thn effect tiiat both the C.rVR., ing company, which was exempted hy with the city some time Some of the services across the Channel probably 'will be curtailed, but a majority ot thc neutral Bopping lines will accept the risk and', continue their sailings. The na.nies and nation- ago, would have to pay school taxes, cility of the vessels and the flags of The situation is one .of great moment. nations will be painted .oh their. 'lo thc city, .developments, eides In the hope. that Carman sub- expected'.along a result of the "meeting in'. Calgary, called at the request "of Mr: Nai- .'-mith. MUST NOT EXPECT SUDDEN GERMAN COUP London, Feb. naval auth- fatal train wreck j orities at Berlin, according" to a Cop- marines will not by mis- take. Britain to Retaliate England's announcement of the de- tails of her proposed retaliatory poli- cy by which she plans to shut off the German food supply from the outside ia expected atid appar- ently there is not toe slightest proa- pect that this country will accept the good seen, and great progress is being made ANOTHER ZEPPELIN7 DAMAGED Sergt. Swift is in the city today, London, p. big called in by the serious illness oi his airship, believed to be of the Par- c-iiHd, and lie is enthusiastic in his ieval type, apparently damaged by praise of thu men and the treatment iiuiv over Amsterdam this Hiey are receiving.at the hands of the morning, says a despatch from that prople ot Cardston and the. officers of city to the Renter's Telegram com- squadron. i----------------------. The airship was flying at a heigh i of about six hundred, feat and it; crew was unable to keep thc vesse in a horizontal position. i----------- Assuming a vertical position thc Toronto, Ont., Feb. aircraltidciEted ifc thc direction oi the Hall and the university of Toronto are an arm of the North Sea, following the example of other univer- carrying with it -telegraph wires with sities and granting the year to stud: which a' dangling.rope had hecome en- ents'who enlist for military service tangled. The air vessel later minus its gondola. STUDENTS TO GET THE As Oagoode Hal'j third-year" students was sighted will he given the degrees "of barrlser- at-Law without further examinations. GOLD NEAR THE PAS Two Finds Placer Gold Scte North Country on Mine Boom The Pus. Man., Feb. eously with the free'g< Herb Jake, comes the ond find, a hundred mi'les farther on at Wintering -Jake, off the Hudson's FarmSellsLambs Weyburn-Lctlihriflge enbagen dispatch to the Exchange r. the C.I'.K. some miles west J egraph Co., have informed the press j German proposal, to call off the block- ade if England will relax naval sure on shipping. Threatening Situation It is not expected that there will. be an immediate and widespread act- ivity by the German pubmarines, but-. the developments regarding neutral. ships should bring to a head. oneToC- the moat interesting and threatening situations of the war. BERNSTORFF RECALLED; WILL HE BE FIRED? Eight cents a pound was the price, JLonu-olli Feb. i6._An Amsterdam paid yesterday by the Vancouver-! Prince Kupcil PackinK rompans- ior ;old discovery at j 'ISO lambs, fed t-hrough thc winter by j CQunBt v Berngtorrr tli report of a sec- llhe.Dominiou ExperimentalI farm: LQ thc This is a record price quoted iu Calgary Bay Railway. This discovery is said! mutton being tii Ue a- placer, and eight well rounded These lambs to were to the-Exchange Telegraph rumor from Berlin that c German am- the highest beon'suniinoneTio Berlin. Countess von Eernslorff, it Is add- ed, had engaged passage by a steam- LOAN FOR SASKATCHEWAN ior choice purchased last Saturday, to join her Arrangement Completed in New York for flegins, Sask., Feb. katchewan government completed to- day arraugcments in New York-for "a loan for .years at 5 per cent., the net coal, to Saskatche- wan being 59i per cent, MOMSIGNOR BARIL .DIES Three Rivers, One., Feb. J Ju... signer Baril, P.A.-Vicar-General of the nuggets were-brought in today. Assist- fall irom Kay hincht oi llaymcod. hllsband at Wflsliington. but she can- dfoceae of Three Rivera, died, today ant Chief Engineer J. P. Gordon of the Hudson's Bay railway, left bj- spe- cial train this morning for the scene of the discovery. Miners Must be Able to Speak English Convention Asks Amendment to Mines Miller Srtiking Out Preamble Clause re Socialism Thrown Out, Business at the afternoon session of the Miners' convention yesterday ivaa temporarily suspended to bear an address by Dr. Miller, director oi! tech- nical education iti the province. The speaker referred to the establishment of continuation classes, nightXnd min- ing schools, ,lo aid the education of the miners, and to give the foreign element tbe opportunity of acquiring a Itnbwledge'of English. Claaaeg in ___tJJje 'raining- sdhooh hud been arranged I for giving IriJtruction -for pit and fire bosses, and for those be mine managers. Financial support TVRB Riven by the government, the etu- denls and the local flchool boards, the two former coneributlng to the pay- ment .of teachers, and the latter to beat, light and accorr.njodatlon. Arrangements are to be perfected for next Winter, and for Ihla purpose the speaker was attending the confer- ences, at Cincinnati, and the mining centres In Nova Scotia, in search of more Information. had met 'with .uuccesa, there being now a total of between 28.00 and 3000 en- rolled in the province. A vote ot thanks was tendered Dr. Jliller ot the conclusion of big address, Fortnightly A special resolution Was brought .for- ward by Delegate Harrlci, in which fault was found with the appointment of the lute manager of thc Leltch Col- lieries, Ltd. to the government relief committee, aa the onjy representative of Paasburg. Thin was not considered In the public interest, in tin collieries haH failed, and left the wag- es of the employees for December and January unpaid, u 'was agreed that, the convention through the7 district of flcera should maXe representations .to the government for the removal of the Following- (.lie resolution, the matter of mining camps, such as some In Taher, infringing the.Mines Act in the non-com pi ance or enactment for fortnightly payments was brought up. Amendment to Mines Act The following was car- ried: That an endeavor be made to in- duce the Alberta government to add as an amendment to the Coal Mines Act that all men, employed in mines in Al- jerlu pass an examination before be- ing employed to dig coal; that a min- er must be at least. 20 years of age, and have had three years' experience in mines of this or other countries; .hat he be able lo speak the English aiigunge; that monthly examinations be Jitld at some central point. The ing back of hand" system, or thai it would work against the min- ers in times of strike, as H 'would nf- lorcl the operators thc opportunity of engaging men, as was done in the States, lo take the places of the strik- ers, these men being non-union men, though not being able to comply with the language requirement. It was also urged that the act could not be enforc- ed as shown in D. C. The Socialist Policy A resolution eubmitted by the Jjetli- bridge Union was ruled out of ordar, in that It, had not conformed to offi- cial procedure. This resolution urged that the preamble to the constitution he altered from thc words "we pledge ourselves to political action as laid down by the Socialist Party of Can- to "we ask members to ally themselves to the progressive, politi- cal forces in order to hasten the day when the cc wili he esta thc sponsor thst the pledge to the So- cialist party of Canada came In cqn- 'llci wllli the obligation that member- ship in the organization should not in- .erfere wth the religious, civil and pol- 'ical beliefs of members. The opinion They were divided into two lots, all Lhe D0gtllig a rew hours before at Lhe Ursuline Convent at the.age of leceiyins the same amoiint ot Rtam. Lhfe Bteomer.s departure. One-lot was red straight alialfa for I 67 years. nd 'was notably cheered by the second big air raid on bases on the Belgium coast, but aft the case at the time of-Oif prev- ious raid, the official report not indicate the eitent of the damage. BRITAIN READY- FOR ISSUE London, Feb. 'her- 'naval plans completed to meet the aubtnar- irig campaign which" Germany -xyjll'- launch against her tomorrow, Eng- land awaited the issue today with all calmness, confident in her ability not only to ward off thc German attacks (Conlinuett on Page while tlv2 other vras aHalla, jjiis-ijua green feed, such as green oat-s. laLt-ur made tin; best gains, variety of thtir diet seemed to en- I is to Form Inigation District and Issue 40-Year Bonds Guaranteed by of Unenr and until I hen the exact and ftnancial results will Tint he known. JJids were received from Swill and company, P. iJuriis and company, R. Coultry, Dclany's Limitsd, Gay- IE Solution For Irrigation Project is Found ployrhcnt are Needed on the Lank nor and others'. The highest'bidder, Some time ago the Hon. Hobert Rog-, ers, when acting us minister of the In-1 thc Prince Rupert firm, were given tenor, desired to have an investigation the contract. Delegates Take Rest; Convention of the conditions at unemployment, nml more particularly in relation lo the department over, which he presid- ed at the lime. T.: H. Gilmour. K.C., of Winnipeg, was appointed for this inrruose. Thin Hits the This means that mariy artisans, that is, carpenters, bricklkyerfl, painters and all such tradesmen are out .of em jiloyment auil the outlook is thai matters will not improve Tor a year or two, or perhaps longer. Therefore these artisans must seek employmeni elsewhere, or change their prescribed vocations. A certain percentage of eminent solicitor has" spent the past j them are-going back to the land, ant r few days inquiring into conditions in while it must be admitted that .many Will LtQYIQ this city and district, ;aml IncldenlaV.j of them wili never become successful r nd o tere are Thc Miners' Convention on assem- j l ihe has''arrived-at a practical solution farmers, on the other, hand i there are jof Southern Alberta's irrigation proh-Jmany who can and will succeed they are given an opporlunlty-of obtaining the land with which to work. "Many 'bacJc-to-the-lohd' schemes are talked said Mr. Gilmour, "but, un- Ming this morning iouuri that the re-' When, seen by the Herald, Mr, Gil- port of thc constitution committee jniour stated that he 'had visited Van- which was to he discussed was not.lcouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Reglna quite I( was deemed advisable and othei; places, and has found much under the' circumstances that the for Consideration. In several places sion should stand adjourned until the the conditions are not much different o-operative commonwealth.[ ]0nc one and w dbiished." It was held by j to next week. afternoon. A motion to that effect! from what they have been at corres- ponding periods in former years, but _. it not been for the large number ill probably extend men who have enlisted or gone to ____ _______ The scale committee the war, the situation would have been ior ranchers, while others have taken was put carried. The convention promises to be a fortunately, most of them are quite im- practicable and visionary." At nearly every stopping place, Mr. Gilmour has found that bureaus of labor or of pub- lic welfare, or civic relief committees, have been instrumental in placing nulte a number of men -with farmers resolution was considered In the in- of President J. P. White of the Inter- .erest of the miners' industry and for. national Board that the words in the ils aafetv. There was appjehensfon I preamble conflicted Xlh the Interna- volced that it would trend to the bring-1 tlonul constitution was quoted. for outlining tlra agreement to he sub- much more serious. One feature mittcd to tlis operators'on March 2nd has not yet hesn appointed. CHILD FATALLY SCALDED Modiclne Hat, Alta., Feb. fell into a tub of boiling water today, aud is, perhaps, latally scalded. IB very apparent in nearly every west- ern city Is thnt the lowna and cities is quite out of pro- portion to the rural population, and lhat the. cities are much over built, and that the towns and cities, so Tar as building operations are concerned, must remain about.aa they are until the country catcher up to.them. j homesteads. In several places the secretaries of the rcilcf committees have 'worked in conjunction with the Immigration agenta with very, gocd re- sults, and the Rural Development lea- gue which has juat been organized in Alberta will, he says, become a very important agency in assisting'in the re-distribution oi' the population in the proper proportona, ;y'; In districts where work can he ob- tained for part of the year, either in logging camps or tie camps, or on the railwaye, mines, or on public .-works, tbe enterprising homesteader who olarta with very little capital, pulls through and becomes independent. Irrigation Problem Can Be Solved The question of irrigation in south.-; era Alberta, and In the Lethbridge dis- trict, said Mr. Gilmour, is. of course, of the greatest importance, and if got under 'way will not only of great benefit to the farmers now on the land, but will absorb a large amount ot labor. If Irrigation districts are and if legislation is passed giving aucli districts power to issue bonds, it will expedite the actual work of Irrigation. If Alberta has not already got the ne- cessary legislation on Us statute books It might pass a general act, some'what along the lines of the General Drain- age District Act in force in Manitoba. This is a general act, and provides that where a certain percentage of the owners of land in a district wish to iave their lands peUUon he Governor-ln-Council to send [Ineer over the ground to make an ea: Imate of the coat. If the government, hen approves of the acheme an or-, IB passed, .cre'atlrig'-: a drainage district apd (Continued on ;