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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May whtat May May flax................ WEATHER High 20 Low..................' 2 Forecast: Fair, stationary lemp. VOLUME VIII. UCTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 131T. NUMBER 61 UNITED STATES LOSES MERCHANT SHIP BY A GERMAN 11 NOTIFY TEACHERS AIR RAID London, Feb. BruiJilreo dispatch to the Press Association aayu Chat about fi.30 o'clock JanL night 11 hostile aeroplane drujjijert missiles, supposed to he incendiary bombs, on Hie close to Hraiu- tree, bet tlbey did uo'damage A.L 8.45 o'clock an aeroplane PUKB- ed over Colchester, which lies ab- out 50 miles nortlieiiflt of London. It dropped1 a. bomb which burled It- self in a garden, where It exploded, doing- damage (o tlie rear of a house, and snmslilnK tbfc windows of other houses. No one was hurt. The aeroulane, tnld to bo u Ger- man, also dropped bombs nt Marlta Toy, 6% mllea west of Colcheeler, and near but no sarlcuB damage resulted. The machine was last reported as making off to sea. Ratepayers Likely To be Asked to Pay School Taxes- Now ISINKING FUND CAN DO NOTHING Another; long joint school board ?nri city council session this morning, with two members the siinving fund committee as special advisors, leaves the school situation just where it was. Tliei'e was a Ions debate on. the ruling made on Saturday, by City Solicitor to the effect that Ihc city was not responsible for the Imancing 01 the schools''; beyond the tinning over of the school taxes as they were paid. Mayor Uarilie stated (lie amendment, to the charter was word- ed so that tlie city is relieved beyond this obligation. The amctidincnL is as follows "All taxes collected and all monies borrowed the council of a town every year on belialf of any school district shall he kept in a sep- a rate account and deposited jji a ehar- tered bank to be credited to a trust fuud sfcyJed the, School Tuxes Fund." Gity Solicitor Ball ruletl that. the city wati: not responsible lor taxes un- loilccted it was merely to hand them over as they canie in. Messrs, Davidson and' lioth voiced UNCLE SAM DEMANDS FULL INVESTIGATION INTO LOSS OF AMERICAN SHIP EVELYN Believed to Have Been Victim of Down With Her Cargo of Cotton in North British Steamer Southdown Torpedoed-- Berlin Claims British Transport Mail Ship Fired on 1 their QG ta the correctness o[ T rira'l Miftferc.' Fi-arae ic J_OCdl millers rrataS, from-practically" every anp.le is New no Longer Secretary to no .end. Secretary Fleetwood made Russia Admits Loss of Army Corps in East Prussia CZAR'S FORCES ON OFFENSIVE PEACE I THE GKuaiAiV IN A STORM- This is the U-5, a type of German subimirinR which Germany is using in her desperate effort tu Washington, D-C., Feb. tary Daniels of the Navy department today ordered Commander Walter Gheradi, American naval attache a1 Berlin to Invevstigate and make a full report on the destruction of the Am- erican steamer Evelyn. .So far, .official advices merely have reported the sinking of the vessel and her cargo, but gave nc thc point that .the ruling would not applicable to 1913 and 19H unpaid' TRANSPORT SUNK taxes, 'and the matter was dropped af- ter Mayor Hardie pointed out that I London, Feb. Berlin report Ihe situation would not be altered the sinking of a British transport even if the city were responsible. They have not the money, ana Miflreiore can't pay. Mr. Wallace thought that "No election" was the verdict of the if the city's bank were apprized or starve Brilain. DOWNSHIRE TORPEDOED IN THE IRISH. SEA I London, Feb.- German suli- ,t! marine, described by some as ihe, U-l- 'and by others as the U-21. which is op- the Irish SeaF yesterday Cound.another Victim in the little Irish coasting1 steamer Downshlre. The Dowjisnire "was sunk nob far trom the BpotTyhere-the British steam- er Cambank was torpedoed a few In the case of Hie Bowushire, the crew had time io es- cape in their boats, and instead of wasting a torpedo, the Germans used a bomb .winch destroyed the vessel in a few minutes. District. Executive Board, which sat yesterday afterneou in the Miners' Hall, to hear the arising out of a recent fracas In the local union, in 'ivliloh the-cld officers were ousted and new ones elected. New Election Monday A new.election was ordered by tho hoard, and will take place next Mon- day. the fact that the city was responsible, it would govern its advances accord- ingly and further Joans to cover the amount and he suggested that a stated case oe made before the noxt sittings of the supreme court. It was all a question of law, the mayor said, hut the city was forced to act on the city solicitor's advice. The suggestions for a way out were James Larson, now District Board numerous and varied. Member, was nominated Tor the prosi- -One member of the board suggested that the Kockefellcr Institute be ap- pealed to, ami another asked that the C. P. R. be asked to make an ad- 000. The mayor said that ii1 soli-' citor other taxpayers would likely be aaked to make an a" on their 1915 school taxes, al dency of the local, and us no other nominations were forthcoming, he was declared elected by acclamation. There 'will be a Cjght, however, for the secretary- Ireaaurershlp. Lewla Moore, Lhe retiring secretary, claimed that the recent election was a bogus one, and the board upheld big opinion, Siring him a. certificate to the effect tbat he bad acted according to the con- stitution. After President Fhilllpa had given this ruling, however, there was a storm of protest, and he revers- ed his decision, and "for the benefit of the orjanizatiqn" exercised dispen- sation and ordered a aew election, President Secretary So, while Lewis Moore was by right entitled to tho office ovsr J. O. Jones, who 'was elected at the faocus election, lie ia forced to go to anothar election in order fo retain hi n seaL When this decision was finally accepted UB final, Chaa. Peacock, the ousted president, was ncmlnated for the position of aec- could be collocted. .The. banks could lar.ks confirmation, from any other EVELYN OWNER TO MAKE NO PROTEST New York, Feb. L, Har- ris, of the lirm which owned the steamship Evelyn, stink in the North his the Germans in ihe Detention Camp Make Zeppdin I The Zeppelins are upon us. 1C yon AMERICAN STEAMER SUNK BY A MINE On the oilier side of the Driilsli Isles hi the North Sea, near Uin H'.antl of Borkum, Hie American steamer Ev- elyn, cotton-ladGn, was struck by a uilno. She sank, but her crew were saved. SUBMARINES ONLY. This SLOW makes ATTACK... r STEAMERS up a lotal of The loss of almost an entire army corps in ths recent retreat from East Prussia is admitted by the Russian general staff in its version of the Ger- man victory. Unofficial reports from Petrograd say that the main Russian army suc- ceeded in escaping from the German trap, and has in turn taken rhe offen- Jaivc. An believed to be Ger- man, was fired on by soldiers while flying over Swiss territory, and forc- ed to descend. The German govern- ment recently made amends to Switz- erland for violation of that neutrality by aeronauts. It Is reported in Rome that Pope Benedict has again approached Em- ptror William in the hope of prepar- ing the way for peace negotiations. An Australian nisi! steamer was fir- ed on by an armed merchantman In the English Channel, but was. not struck, according to s. Plymouth. ,'._.'. PJIEN'CH OFFICIAL Paris, Feu. 22, via London p. oilicial staLenient- given ..put today by the French wer-departniPjiL says V. "There is nothing irnport-ant to add steamers destroyed by submarines and [to the olficial communication.' issued mines during ,the past 2-1 hours, as night. far as is known. The submarines up to the present have demonstrated their .Meusc at the c-utskii'ts qf the wood ability only to attack slow steamers, or J Of Clieppy, we carried one of the ene tlic Argonne and tbc Sea yesterday, said today that firm would make no protest lo Stale Department, as he considered don't it, get a pass from the the loss of the ship due to risk which lie had talren. UNKNOWN FOOLED BY FAST MAIL BOAT Plymouth, England, Feb. 22, via Lon- war military authorities bore, and visit the detention camp, irhere a hundred or more German prisoners of war abide. Suspended from tlie roof of the build- ing is a fully equipped mode'i of a. Ger- man Zeppelin. The model raider was 11.50 Western Daily built" oiit'of pasteboard boxes by Rome iry says tlmt when (he Austra- i of the prisoners, and is an exact re- lian mail boat 'Maloja. with 400 sensors On hoard, was entering the English Channel on Saturday aftor- This advance would be in the form ot a loan, to be credited on the no- tice when it was issued. It was urg-' it ignorsd the order and made for rmouthr 'whereupon the merchant- ESP" is some owing the city, plica o[ tne ones that didn't attack London. uth safely. TABER DOIN' IT, TOO Taber, Alta., Feb. Taber town coupncil nt special meetings re- cently -have slashed about off the civic salary list. those lying at anchor, as a number of liners have passed to and fro in the Irish Sea, where Lhe German craft have been ai work, without being ap- proached. In Tact, with respect to Liverpool and other west coast ports, the arriv- 1s and doparLures have heen above the Saturday and Sunday average, ac- cording to Lloyd's llsl. BERLIN SAYS U.S. WILL BE TO BLAME Berlin, via London, Feb. Berlin newspapers, irilli the exception of the Kreuz Kelttmg, published with- Home, Feb. receiv- ed by the secretary of Ihe Vatican, says the Journal d'ltalia, ahtfwa that Germany, although maintain- ing an excellent military position, feels seriously ihe consequences of the war. aud, therefore, has modi' fled nmterlafty her views on peace conditions to be "imposed." The paper iidds: "The Pontiff considers such a condition, of affairs lends itself ftv- orably for diplomatic steps. He is reported again to lmve iuterpo- lated Emperor William Lo know on wliai condition Ofcrmany would be dispoaecl to negotiate peace, ob- serving ihat In aai case the mili- lary honor of Germany Is sate." Per Capita Tax Reduced lease of Prisoner-of- War Elmer The beginning or the week finds the miners' delegates still in sesstion, tha big business of the meeting, my's trendies anil extended our tions. i "At we won 'Home ground at one point and fell back drawinK up the terms of the siiditiv another r agreement, not yet touched on, Sting in ,which the The 5ecrCtary.trca8urer's report mv had three regiments engaged, for discussion at the morn- curre.1 in Alsace on Loth hints of the 'DE swsion, and with it attention was Fcchl. Our advance posts fell, back on to loans from the district Imd lour main line which we are strongly! st'" outstanding which, it was that ol new sub- UUL niniii Milieu vie tile auLuugiy The encmv attacked'in ser- mitted, should be liquidated as soon lied W ibrm.ttan.-id as a result suffered heavy Josses.'.' RUSSIAN VICTORY Petrograd, via London, Feb. 20, German 'forces ha out comment a Washlngtin dispatch i been badly beaten at 'tfie "fortres received bi M-hicli Secretary -Daniels of the United Slates navy is quoted as saying that HO American warships wou'.d by used to convoy American merchantmen. The Kreiiz ZeiUing snys: "If this report'is correct and Secre- tary Daniels' declaration expresses the attitude of the cabinet the respousi- lility resls on Amerlca'for all the. ac- of Amsterdam, in Ossowctz, 20 milcy northeast oi Lom- :_, ol incurred by the Fernie' cal ior the erection of -the Miners' Opera' additions. It was felt the local could 'hardly be coital upon to nussjan after, a stub- born artillery battle, .according to a telegram from the Russian general stafi to a The Ger- mans are repotted to rsuSered heavy losses nnd are now retreated to the east frontier. HUBS CAPTURE HEIGHTS Petrograd, Feb. 22. Capture cidents which we should like -to avoid 1 heights southeast of Dukla and north-. and 'Cor Lhe avoidance of which we j ,vcst Of Zentchou after. a .desperate gave into the nands of the United (struggle, is described in an official States tlie only possible remedy.' the school board in 1913 nnd 1914 taxes. If this was paid the hoard would be on easy street. It was hero that the .mayox advised the j members of foe board that school dis- tricts and municipali'ties would have to cut their cloth in Future according to the extat amount of taxes that retary, in opposition lo hla colleague, not be expected to advance money on Lewis Moore. Moore says that his activity in connection with the Patriotic and Red Cross funds was inlsconntrued by number of Uio foreign members of the union, who enlisted thfl co-operation of the to got him "fired." HEAVY LOSS IN ST. LOUIS FIRE East St. Louis, 111., Feb." curly this mcmlDg destroyed the greater -part of the four city blocks irnlcli meet at St. IjOnlH and Colllos- vllle avenues in tbo'Hcart of the buai- uess district. The damage waa var- iously estimated at from to J500.000. MONTENEGRIN RESERVISTS ATTENTION! The attention of all Monte- negrin reservists who desire to returri to llieir own country, is directed to the fact that the Canadian government will pro- vide thorn wltb free Lranniiort- nllon thereto. They should communicate with District Of- ficer Commanding, Mi'.lKtry District No. 13, Calgary, with as little delay as possible. taxes when it was only fifty per cent, would he collected. known Tact that of the amount Detained Germans Escape, Caught at Magrath -After an Exciting tory bomhanlment, the enemy- communication on the progress of op- erationii issued here last night. The statement follows "During ihe past'twb days we have made prisoners of about .'Ger- and- 20, meet the loan, inasmuoh as, it was a back, debt contracted 'by pifvi members.- The opera house was- as a white elephant, and it was submitted that-it should dis- posed of. as a means prisoners were brought o n u back to the city, and are again behind proposal by stating.that the city soli-i to answer to tlielr names at tile even-1 missing. Fearing tliat he had nict the barbed-wire. Rnjni is a lieutenant citor had advised that this'could noting roll call. The two men made for with some serious mishap, JTnjor in the German landwehr: and is con- on page j the south, and after an exciting- search 1 Stewart ordered out a Inrsc detach-1 sidercd a prize catcli. The matter of hypothecating bonds as security for the isswol treasury notes was discussed at some length, and the mayor put Lhe quietus nn Lliis some months ago, and turned over to the military authorities as n, prisoner- of-wnr, was too slippery for the guards at tlie military prison, and on Fridcy evening escaped with a pal. The exact raetliotl he used is known, but be and his partner failed of Llie'Magrath detachment R.N.W.M. P., rounded (lie two Germans up in the southern town. During the search. ScreenntOIajor Judson, who recently transferred- from detention c.Tiup, ivliert lie vas in charge, to the BaLtery, turned up taneousIV in the fall he brought heioto International Board. ECONOMIZING ON LEDGER In the-matter of cutting hown 'ex- penses on the District Ledger, it was ipara- submitted that correspondence paid should he curtailed as regards purely social affaire, and fc more stress should .be paid -to Fresh attacks fay the Germans up- should go on record as decrying in no on the heights of Mo to aiid' uncertain terms the European war, in the region of N'eiirozanta .all have. without commenting on the same, been repulsed. While remembering that the city ot "After a desperate struggle pur .Lethbridge held the, record lor de- troops captured heists southeast oE taining aliens, pro rata with Us pop- Dukla ami northeast .of Zcntchou. PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING BOOT SCANDAL illation, and also the recent warning of the British government to Social- ists and others in Great Britain that any action that may be construed to mean the attemptong to keep men from .enlisting will be considered a treasonable ofienCB, it was felt that there is no'law to prevent anp "luals trom expressing their rence demonstrating to thewonr- crs, espcciallj' in_" of the ctenio- nolilau make-up of .'the.1 Ihat the members have no quarrel, u-Jiateocver 'vj'th one another. .THli DEKKNCE FUND: Tlic' matter .of ,'the-. whj'ch "had tic en' wasf brought.; up nnd after. a roll ca agresd -l-hftf tlie present',' be reduced' from -15 cents' SATURDAY AFTERNOON' E.HMACDQNALD Sir James Afldns it: chairmaji. but (he Prernter asked that tlie Opposition select three of the seven members of, the commiUeo. Messrs. Lemleiix, 15, W. Nsi'iitt unil li; M Macdonald were therefore selected from the left ot the Sieaker. There has already been a depart mental Inquiry which resulted In -a j-omnrkable proving and" condemning charges The question ol -'the'pi a whole'taking up the e ,o-operative stores, '.was the Saturday afternoon V ;