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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 18, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May wheat............... 158% Mny 67% May flax 10614 Low VOLJJME VIII. LETHUKIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, KKHKUAIIY 18, 1915 NUMBER 58 ALLIES TAKE OFFENSIVE-BRIT FOR BLOCKADE Provincial Government is Not Inclined to Back Treasury Serious Situation "Lothbridge may lie compelled to its schools, but there Tvill foe 'something doing' If 3hi) does." That is the sum mid nubstanco oE dhe pilgrimage fro Edmonton bS" mem- bers of the school board, who return- fd to the city alternoon. J. D. Higmbotbarn and R. B- Davidson, to- gether with Mayon Handle, journeyed So the capital after two members oi ftub bcird had been turned flatlr down by the Union bank officials in Winni- 1'Og, when rlicy made a request lor a further, loan to carry on 'the schools. .Their lint resort was the Provincial government, and rt wafl with fcho hope nhat legislation designed to make pos- tdbls issue ol notes to iido thorn over the tumultous period, Prussian Losses Cuiienliugcn, Fell, 18. Tliti 1a.sL six I'riiHsiim easiuiUy Jlfils published, con lain ing only L-naualtiws, some; of 'which date from August, a nil do not give rucent hoiivy losses, bring the totnl number of lisls up to HIS, showing Uie tola! number of officers and men killed, wounded and missing UK To [Jiese nmsl be ailil- fid 152 Uavariim, HIT Saxon, 114 Wurlumbui-g and 17 naval lists. Soissons Has a Her Son Bud, Recently Escaped From Asylum Thought to be Perpetrator PLWTOU.S. German Prisoners in Bad [Britain Thinks Germany Wants Her to Call Off Condition-Russians are Holding Germans and Beating Austria Has Already Done About All She Can Do in Blockade Great of War Along "Hu- mane" Lines Mine. Machoroz who 1ms been in control of the civic administration of j 1'aria, oficnsivc iiuivcmcni by tlic allies mnv f.-.lM1 IhC pill'L 01 lialllC line an-! hard nitac'.s hc-ai de- NiciTtt ;it ;J half different pine- for iieiilriil liurop.-an "porls, Ger- friendly rone, but firmly maintains The trains mafic h> Uie is; Jnanv's threats of a submarine block- lnc of as already UJMricl nre consider- ;ulc, nl Great Britain and Knfilantl's announced. The answer, which is London, Koh. reply oi Sir Berlin, via London, Kdu-anl Grey to the American note repiy oi (jcrniatiy to dii I lie suhji-cl line of enmimmiiM.tioii in that plips In inn t'Jtfiiiann sffiiiit'd Inevitable, now. GKK.MANS IX HAD SHAPE SON OF CONFEDERATE COLONEL SUICIDES norUiU bcr-ausr ictaiialory measure it, arc lengthy document, was converted into absorbing the atlciiUou of the, British Cotlc at the L'mlcd Mtatzs under the direction of Ambassador Edward's long ami carefully Gerard, and lias been transmitted in considered American full to IVjuhmxtoji. The note explains that Germany's proposed action is rendered necessary Germans ijrisoi.crs lahca iu that romplainis f' rlVlays to which her car- part of Ihe lie-Id in bad coruli- have subjected by_ the (ion from and lack oi food. They declared lli.il men in the trenches, both olljccrs and privates, submarine blockadr, frum British navy much discussed hut, by Great Britain's polity ol attempt1 naturally, the German j.hnwt of a jng t0 cut off ihe loiA supply oi the Hri- German civil population hy a method aotinj, it is unuciaiuuu, aa ID- _ suit of a statement maiie in the hos- Hash Act Lommitted by Macleod Young Man in hi ot Despon- Father, Col. Reed, Was Once Mayor of Louis- ville and Was High in Democratic Councils pital by Geo. Hiark, George Sliort- retid, aged about 30 years, was this morning charged with the murder H. Stark. He d Great hail gone violently msam: from the Iain's preparations to counteract its ncver recognized in international law. siiro, the strain of constant richt- uITPnt were uppermost in the minds of England's'cc-Jrse in ordering uicr- iiiid the hnrriblr sights which ship owners ani! As Germany cliantmcn lo lly ncul.ral flags and has for some lime heon attempting to rqiiipping them" with aitillcry with scale, ajl ships which her sub- orders to destroy submarines, the i as well "as "lierce cannonades arc re- marincs approach, her blockade German reply contends, renders uuga- ported from West Flanders In -VlsaCe has caused little alarm. tnry the right, ol search, thus giving 'the Freirli are strcnirllirmiiK their AU shipping companies rjcr'nialiv tlie rignt to attack English have announced that there will he no -.hipping, in Iheir regular sailings, while Germany holds that she cannot rontinually their nycs. I Sniping on a lii ears of ago, "was soot in .the 'left 'sl'oot uimseli, was lound in his into anybody bv the police, and wiU _ Biro staled emphatically i( jiaok altered the school to olose IliheM would he 'soraefiiljig doing. Wtim aaksd what the would be, Mr. Boyle stated that the KOYennuBnt wje not crostiag any until they came to Uirm, The elofilflg ol the" schools IB 'inevit- able unlBfia something ifi done imme- diately, Tbe has been reached, and Wit members of the beard am .to act. A meeting with. pomnHssicmcrs, and all: the bank man- mgera in. the city ifi being called Irrr itomofrow Tie bankers wtU asked 'to qmt ttie pfnposlUou up -fa rtbeir respcotno heads, and fcha Union bank wil! oaca more be appealed to. fThe opinion gf the cabinet "miniatMii be held as a material eyetyxtay municipal being the fact, that iber of the rfeccascd was iving on the lounRe with ihe Confedcrats army- According to the stoiv told to the one chamber ol which was' police by.Shortrcld, youne.Ste.r-k draw >l'scharfled, lying by-lus Hide. rho revolver and shot, his mother, and U waH aPParcnt fro1" wound deceased is afterwards it on-himseli. lhat the revoWac was held to the city lor burial The oflicers on arrival at the house ytafk lying dead in her lining room. She was lying hack, in, a sitting pc-sition, against In the same'Toom hec son, staff, these iucluiling the cap- 11iat others were established orr tlic yie explains, Germany would be For rainy vcara tiie familv resided ]llore tlmn A-'100 prisoners at coasl oi Scotland. For manv weeks enabled to import, food supplies aod at Seattle antl (he hotK of one pdint, and the complete annihila- draftl vessels have been ra.w materials. Gerinany wouTd recog- lion a Cierman' battalion at an- searching in the. Hebrides for the in tliis, says the reply, an in- l shipped to that SSi at Carmangay Gutted by Fire, Loss banks. It _ to their, opinion that the bank wiH tiot iliow thr- cloning ot (the'schools. The members ot tbe1 bowA an iremeir bitter tbeir taclc, which has a eccoimt for 39 tecs delegaticG WM of- wall dltiou. Ttiare for the other. Most of the men in the hat- German depots, but as Jar as can be valuable service toward a more hu- tahon were killed. The suivivors Darned here the search has thus conduct oi the war and would were captured. been fruitless. act in accordance with tie new sitii- "E.AST PRO'SSIA f Continued on .-Page ation thus created. no blood on floor, probably owiug to the peculiar position niio which Itoth the victims liad aitei receiving their wounds. Bud" Stark had hoca confined caped from Utat institut-ion in Decem- Selbiik asyimn for Me nipeg and UlB next..-that was htard ol -would be eaten up, Hd ef tte account This propOEiiiOQ if Ihfi board as abroluMf by hci son above mentioned she has one daughter who :s at present .earning a livelihood in. San Francisco' as a sten- ographer. The revolver used in the tragedy was a five chambered one. It had hbeii fully loaded and only, two of the cart- ridges had been discharged. Carmansay, Alta.T Feb. discovered last night, ab- out nine o'clock, when flames were rolling out Trom the roof of the ing-, completely gutted the Victoria. 1-Ioiel here, the property Of 'fllr.'Bar- bor, proprietor also of "The The muse ol1 the fire, which is the most, aerloiis the town has had for many months, is a mystery, as It IVH'S covered by insurance amounting The Victoria Hotel bus hud a check- ered career, ii was built in by J. W. McDonald, no'w proprietor of ihe Dallas Hotel, Lethbrldge, and could not secure. a license. In 1011, it se- cured a license in -March, buL held it four months, wheu it was can- ctiiled in June. H was sold by the Berlin, via I.nfidon, Feb. president of the province ol East Prussia at Kc-nigsljcrg has received Ihe Following iclogranr from Emperor Lo William, who lias been on the eastern battle front "The Russians are completely heat- Our beloved Kast Prussia is free when the alarm was him- slierilf in that year and bid in by Hiclc- Sen I of Let h bridge to save themselves oil their nesting: and plurtibing con- tract. About a year it ivas bought ed in. The structure is a frame af- fair, covered with sheet metal, and the bvifc'ade turned its attention to saving other buildings in the main art. of the business flection. The Pion- eer Lumber Co.'a yards stood only 2o feet away, but two streams of irater were played upon (he buildings, and others in the and this, coupled with the sharp change In the weather, produced such a canting or ice thnt the town van saved from lurther damage. The building and contents was worth not more than and was Miners Vote To Maintain Their Defense be Needed That assessments levied by the ex question round which ranged a whole from the enemr." ecutive board in the manner of their (operation, coveiing an indefinite i iod of time, worked and-a v v v v rlmrdsnip on individual members cl v .v I UlB organizationj Wa8 wt .bv the con- WILL FIRE BRIGADE by Mr. BaHior, who has since used it as an annex to "The and hadj no licence while owned hy him. The "iacul (iff; hrlgade deserves the. highest iH'nise for Its good work in limiting the fire to tiie one buldug. Arrested Two absentees from the 31st Bat- talion nt Oa-lgarv were arrested by the city police here yesterday, and are j "'Jvention fit this morning's session. To 4! remove the same the fo.'lowing reaolu- BE CURTAILED j U01i 'was nut and carried, namely that the clause in the constitution be al- to read that. such assessments levied by the board shall not be col- lected for more limn 'two' months, un- less authorized by. a -referendum vote of the members. This was in con- formity to the clause as laid down In Will an endeavor be made to curtail the Fire department? If ihe Board of Fire Underwrit- ers agree to all jug a mixed staff of volunteers and regu- lars, without a reduction in the rate of insurance, it is highly probable -that sorno pruning wi'il be. dono in that depart- ment. The council yesterday authorized City Clerk- Steven to inquire into the matter. the Internattonnl constitution. A resolution that officers taking their two weeks' annuul vacation should dispense with their salaries during that period, was voted -down. The Defence Fund Whether the defence fund should awaiting an ecscort from Calgary. be maintained" or aooliahed. formed a MINERS' ELECTION WAS NO tiBMBOYS OF 20th BATTERY EAGER TO GETAWAY _ Tht. election In the Hall ft week ago night, when the old offlceri Of Local No. and a new iet elcatfd, wit no election. That ft the Uiieit dtvelopment. At held In the Minere' Hill I a it night, attended by about 500 membere of the local, It was decided to call the election no election, and leave the imbroglio to the District Board to deal with. A meeting of the Board will be next Sunday, for the purpoH. H. Lamecfejif, who WM elected prt- to aucceed Preiident peioock, might have been expected to preilde at the meeting, but he, did not. The chair waa taken by J. Lareen. Board member for dfatrfet. In'the olrl otfcare are the halnt. "This ig the expresses exactly how the local soldier boys look upon life in tlie barracks. .The expression was overheard this looming by a Her- ald representative.-who, through the courtesy at Major Stewart, 'ivaa allow- ed to accooipany Lieutenants Mewburn and McLelland on their kit inspection of the 20th nattery. All the boys, excepting those who were inocuhitod against typhoid by Lieut. 'JMiomaon, A.M.C., thin morning, are hafiiy. Thoir life, in and out of bajiracka, while strenuous, ia not On the other i-t-is extremely gay at most lit inspection ia one of the most exctUnw eTonU.of Lho day. if. any nrl- Iclce are missing, they are charged aEfJlnst Uie loner, and his next pay cheque! IH minus a few ahAels. The following routiDe io lollpweil eacli d. 6 a.m.. Reveille, >bedg made up; or- derly officer of the day visits barraclca. C.30 to 7.15 a.m., stables. 7.30, breakfast; orderly officer vis- lls messes and attends to complaints. After meal, rocm to be mode tidy, dishes removed and washed. S.afl, guard mounted. 3-00, sick parade; oat I err parade. 11.90, dismiss. 11.30 to 12.315, stables. diimer. 2.00, afternoon drill. to 5.15. Btables; stable pickets mounted. evening meal; retreat; picket paraded niid (impacted hy the officer for tlic clav. 9.30, firsl jmst. 30.00, Inst nost; lights out." All men must bo in tho barracks by 10 o'clock, unless allowed out later by rasa. Today's Orders The orderly officer for today Ig Lieut. Moir-burn. Battery ordorlj-, Dondoll. Guard for Thursday: Bomb. Poston, Gunners Hrasheara, Deckwlth and Hal- lirtfty. Stable pickel. tonight: Drivers Walk- er, McKcown and Joe Flower. The gunners lake gun drll'i, the driv- ers driving drill, and the signallers elgiinJ and the range lakers prac- tice at and 2 overy day. hi a few days the entire battery will be mount- ed and the guns "will be transported and laid In different positions. Captain Hiplcy is on leave at pre- sent, und witt superintend the pur- chase ot additional horses a I 'Cnrdaton.' At the present llmo the horsos are being broken to ride and drive before the and Borne intavesting sights are wll- range and consequently But (lie drivers are for the most part esjjcrienced horsemen, and although mi occasional one gets "pil- .tiie worK of laming down the wild ones proceeds without serious mishiip. The first building IB used as a har- rar.ka, find the bunks are arranged in tiers, three deep. The next three buildings are used to house tiie horses and harness equipment, and the fifth is being fitted 1111 to take care of the ever-Increasing Influx of German and Austrian prisoners of war, the preeent military prison -being filled to capacity. The most welcome events of the tiny rtre the three meals, and every man does his duty on. these occasions. The grounds are open lo the Inspec- tion ot the'public, but the barracks stables may be Inspected only .neaaed. Many the animals are off der proper superyis'lon.- The talk around the .barracks room is to the effect that >the battery 'will join the Fifth Brigade. at some point in the east, >but the speculation is that be made before the first of March. A complete list, o the names of" the men wilt be published when -all- the N.C.O.'s are appointed; and the men are given their permanent positions. are infrequent. Some discharges have been ordfireil 'by Ma- jor Steivart, and In. most cases they have' been accompanied, by some form at punishment, such. as. a week on bread and water In the guard house. The men seem a'ilvc 'to their respon- sibilities, and all. endeavoring to make H name for the battery In train- Ing, while It goes without eaylng that such a splendid complement' of Can- ada's young manhood will -account for themselves on the field of battle line of argumeat causing active discus- 'sion. It was felt that the purposes, fur which this fund was instituted were obsolete, A motion was brought forward, as a partial solution of the question that the per capita tax be re- duced from 65 cents to 45 cents. This was defeated, and a subsequent sug- gestion that the matter be handed over to the miners In. general for decision a referendum on June 1, when the election of officers takes place, met Tvlth tbe game fate. In spite of the sen- timent regarding the defence fund, it was again strongly urged that tbe pre- sent time was most inopportune to tamper with the same, in view of the "that heavy e-xpensea are about to be incurred in meeting the opera-, tors for negotiating the new agree- ment. After much discussion, the whole question was finally tabled, and tbe convention proceeded to discuss a re- solution brouht forward regarding tba reduction of officers' salaries. A Correction Hy a typographical error, the word "black-hand" was inserted in yester- day's report, instead of "back hand." The convention also desires to con- Tey that the amendment to the Mines Act proposed regarding Ihe knowledge ot English applies lo a working and not to a. fluent-knowledge of the same. Two-Year Term Defeated Consideration or resolutions iub- milled by the various locals as amend- ments lo the constitution of District IS, occupied the atteulon of the 'con-f vent ion yesterday afternoon.. 'I A resolution was put forward to al- ter the term or office ofv all. officers and board members Irom two years. In support of tn'ls urged that the1 present arrangement wag det- rimental to the uses of the official! in that they were obliged to office at a time when they experience and knowledge, that unnecessary experifle irauld..''b< saved. The resolution failed to rtUil (Continued on ;