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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta J'a May VOLUME VIII. 10 stationary tei'flp. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, NUMBER BZ FIND SOLUTION JMUBLESOF SCHOOL BOARD AIL SMILE Will Issue Treasury Notes on Security of Current Account Debentures, Get and City Makes Up the Rest LcthbriilEc's city dads have Icn more than U'all street with ils Lawsons and other forms of million- aires ever luicw about elevated financ- ing. Just one question by the mayor, this morning, and the answer hi- Cilv Solicitor Ball, scattered the school closing cloud like a bolt from the blue. j you iiiiiik i! would be ad vis-j able to ask the legislature for thej to issue treasury notes on capi- 1al account asked His .Worship. don't need to do Ilia rc- j plied Mr. Ball. "You have current; account debentures to the extent of upon ,whicli you can issue treasury notes for current account ex- penditure without asking the COVLTH- PROVOKED A The discovery caused the commis- sioners to indulge in a smile that seemed foreign to the surroundings, (or smiles are at a premium at the city hall in these days of worry nnd That's correct. Last fall Uic com- missioners decided to pay off Uie nc- licits made hy the aldcrmanic coun- cils aincc'lOOS. The total umounL was The bylaw was prepar- ed and submitted and the people pass- ed H. It was necessary to obtain the sanction of the legislature before bonds could he issued and this was jciven at the last session. The bonds are HOW for'safe, but the idea thai, they may he used as security for-the fssufrbf treasury'notes will probably withdraw them, and liny will be ex- cluded, from the lot now being ofter- Berlin's First Bread Day, All Dig Up Tickets London, Feb. "Exchange Telegraph Co.'i Copenhagen cor- respondent cays r. mesoage from Berlin statea that today wac the first "bread every Ger- man receiving a ticket early In the morning, entiUIng him to MB tup- ply.. Every member of the Imper- ial family, as well as the humblest household were Included in the distribution without distinction. ITALY ON VERGE OF WAR TEUTON ALLIES PREPARE Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. along the SwIie-ltnlUn frontier, touching the Tyrol, and even as far aa the Adriatic, German and Austrian troops have beep., concentrating for several days. They are chiefly engir.eerE and artillery, who have placed guns In the beit pQGlilble positions, some of them on Alpim: passec. They have dug miles of trenches, and undermined the principal routes. Trieste and Fiumc have become dangerous even for civilian Inhabitants, many of whom have been killed by the expfosion of mines near the towns. In the fonely three-conierad frontier in the Alps, where three countries meet, at a height of from 5000 to 8000 feet, Swiss and Italian sentries now frequently fraternize in the deep snow. Thinks Kaiser Has an Ambition Like Napoleon and Sides Against Him SUMMARY OF WAR NEWS The famouc cathedral at Reims, which was damaged early in i'he war, has suffered farther serious injury, the French war office announced to- day. The Germans art charged with having made a special target of the Cathedral during a violent bombard- ment. The Berlin communication reports furhher the Vosses. The Britain Expects Big Spring Fight Hospitals Ready New York, N.Y., Feb. pital authorities throughout Grcst Britain have been notified by the War department to extend their facilities to the utmost hy next April, according lo a letter recolv. ed here vesterdfly from Hie head of a large hospital in one of the coast towns in England. A struc- ture, which will contain four thousand beds, it is said, '-z being hurritd to completion Jn Kent, and everywhere in the country where possible extra beds are beinq put No More Conventions At Fernie Next f Welcome Here The Miners' ConvL-uUoj] will meet as usual ia Lcl-hbridge not next the Scalr Committee and Officers are Given Plenary Powers to Draft Demands on Operators, Likelihood of Strike! OBJECT OF A ZEPPELIN ATTACH MURDER OF 4 REPORTED Regin Went Down, but Crew Was Ignores Dutch May Also Declare B.ockade _ _ _ Mr.- Ball-says that the procedure will be perfectly legal. The bonds may be uaed as'security by the issue of a typewritten or interim band- And it was at this juncture that the mayor tTfaught of hypothecating inem lo-'the sinking. fund committee and tapping that end of the city's puree for a loan. HOW SCHEME WORKS Bub there is only about iu sintjng fund available for this purpose, :ii the committee decides not to uump'the-scheme. So Commission- er tiiacfi came to the rescue-, and said he would abandon the work on the now intake, for which he borrow- ed from-the sinking fund, us- ing the unsold debentures as security, turning that amount back into Lhe fund Presto I There will then lie available.'The city will tor- row it on perfectly good security, the Union bank's overdraft will be liqui- dated, and the school board will then he in a position to accept the further loan from the Union bank of the leachers will be paid their back salaries, the-schools will be kept op- en, and everyone will be happy. the current 'account debentures are sold, the sinking fund will be. paid back, and everything will be that is, if the dear people pay tbeir laics.' The final issue is with the ratepayers, and the council, in addi-. liou to offering ;i special inducement' for them .to pay their back school j laxsfi, has' under advisement a scheme whsreby. 1915. school taxes may be to advantage before the assess- ment is out. A bylaw is beiug pre-J pared by City Solicitor Ball, m a If ing' legal the inducements ottered by the commissioners on back taxes. If paid I before March IBLh, a discount of 10 per cent. Jess the penalty on the dale of payment, will be allowed on all (Continued on page Nothing was done with rcierpn.cs to dual ting the terms of the new agree- ment, to be submitted to tlic opera- tors, 3.1 the closed executive session of the convention. This was what was stated to the Herald representative hy President Phillips. "I have nothing to he said, "because there is nothing. Plen- ary powers were giveti to the scale coniiuittee appointed, together with the four resident officers, to deal with the terms ot the new agreement, at the conference to he held at Calgary en Sunday, Feb. 28th, prior to meet- ing the operators. "Will there he a was the Phillips. "To he replied, "L, can neither say-'Yes' or 'No'; it de- penib on the frame ol mine and the attitude sr.a the men; I opinion which it is not. for me to divulge." close of 'fie convention, which alterj ihi> executive session, adjourned sine die this morning lo meet at Fcrnie j in lOlb. or In-fore, should it be con- j j.idered nea-s.-iarr. In chousing Kcrnie rj n., rr r> i it was stated ihai not only was it Zeppelin rMotKnew theUound more central, hut the delegates felt I that they had "not been accorded a i sJiyrr of welcome, nor had ,thcy in any way been entertained hy the mayor and the citizens uf The delegates a( UIP close of the convention passed a vole oi thanks and Bombs Drop on Railway Tracks Thrilling Escape of Small Child London, Feb. 23, 12.55 The Norwegian steamer Regin -was sunk off Dover this morning by either a sub- marine or a mine. The crew of 22 rnen was saved. The Regin, which was carrying coal from the Tyne to Bordeaux, sank ten minutes after she was struck. HEGiN LANDS AT DOVER Dover, via London, "eb. The crew of Llie Regin landed at' Dover this afternoon- Tin} men said they believed the ship 'was torpedoed by a.. German BuL'marihe, HOLLAND SEETHING; BERLIN IGNORES NOTE The following very intercstinc from a German, Richard capture of another town near Mulbach Maida, criticizing Germany, appeared is announced. JD j'oslardaj's Spokane Spokesman- In the the Mazurian Lakes 1 ms lls lo Review '.district 300 cannon were captured, the To Lhe Ediloc of The Spokesman-! communication states. Review If Lhe German stjldiurs arc I Russian staff officers believe that wicked and barbarous I don't know, [the German advance in northern Po- bul'I can say from my own expcri- land has been halted definitely, in I'oscii, Germany, that "they i Another vesMl was sunk today in are in some things many-times worse the naval war zone established by the than Russians. German Admiralty. A Norwegian I don't suppose that Germany had steamer was sent to the bottom in the Uic right to invade LJelgiurn only oil English Channel by eithar a fiubmar- pi-csuminp; and without proof that ine or a mine, Belgium was the secret ally of Eng- Heavy losses were sustPined by the land und France, in the recent fighting, the Will Germany elevate the interiia-'Russian general staff announced in a lional .law. to a higher level? After statement, claiming several victories she broke it everywhere 1 Do you in Galicia. In northern Poland, also, jt' to ihc Trades and Labor Council Tor of the approach .____ ___ __ think that she wouldn't break it again is a successful stand has been (lie use of Lhe Lahor and for Zeppelin which bombarded this city nervousness as to what might result .it occasion demands made German army whkV the entertainment provided them. A yesterday morning was given the sen- jroiu the German blockade and sub- Civilization has ameliorated Uic drove the Russians from East Prussia, resolution oi thanks was also passed tr'cs by the throobing of the engine inai-fue activity, which possibly might brutalities of war hy protecting pri-, These reports are not in to the Herald for the man- ;is it approached rapidly from the ;itl untoward Incident at any vate property. Was the private prop- however, with official communications j ner m the doings oi the con- sca al a height of. about l.GOQ feet, moment, erty in Belgium protected by the from Berlin Vienna. vcntion w handled. The president airship Hew straight across the Although rcfiEels belonging to oth- highly civilized Germans The small-1 ,n 'the battlefields there expressed on behalf oi the convention city toward the- .Fontinctte station, er states have surtered, Dutch The Hague: Feb. 22, via A tense undercurrent of t'eellug has running through a'il classes In Holland for the past two or iJiree days. This is attributed public concern [owing lo HIR German action iu not re- Calais, via Paris, Feb. 23, a. to the Dutch note of protest concerning the North Sea war zone, ot toward dropping no bombs on the way. er nations enjoy more independence are R0 Of returnina activity and his appreciation anil satisfaction with and freedom (under German rule, of apparently ntrthep side deslrte to take i the in which the Herald reurc-. ATTACKED RAILWAY TRACK f _B <-a itht inltlativb ,itlthl6 tl "tecause there c suntativc had reported the on iiic inipartiality of his reports, and on the fact that he had sensrrf the courtesy extended to The hrst missile icll when the Zep- ships up to th damage, but present have escaped luanv seamen are de- manding increased wages owing to pelin was above the point where the the risks. Some or the men deoHha railroad tracks intsrccpt. it went to sail, and have left their ships, -es- through to the footbridge and struck jirelulij bound, for Enelaud. _. Cathedral at Reims Now Only Mass of Ruins PariB, Feb. 23, via London, 3.40 War Office today IHU- ed the following statement; "West of LombaerUyde tht ene- my failed in delivering two In- fantry attacks. "The bombardment of RhelmB reported yesterday eveninp, was extremely violent. It lattod for a period of six hours. Fifteen hun- dred shells were dropped in the town. What remains of the cathe- dral was made a target and suffered seriously. The Inttr- tor of the vJUlted roof, which rfrsiited until now wac bunt. Ab- out twenty houses were fired and twenty civilian! killed. "To the east the Argonne, be- tween Matinceurt and tna Mouse, our battery found a German bat- tery, and blew up its ammunition wagon." TURK CRUISER GOEBEN ALL IN Londou, Feb. Poet publiah- 6E the following Canstantinople mea- sagc: "Turkish 'warships are coming to iort minus funnels and with canvas iver damaged sides. The Goebcn has three guns out of ftctien and elnco the beginning ot the has lost ab- out 200 men killed and wounded. Her speed IB now only about 17 knots when she really goes out. ,ire there yet, also one brother and a married sistei with three children. Letlibridge, tendered by Manager ccplcd--uy the delppat SPRING TIME IN- WAR TIME DOMINION ELECTION IS UNLIKELY DURING WAR Ottawa, Feb. The bouse to- night discussed the. question -of ex- tending the .franchise of the soldiers who are on active service. There was a general expression of opinion in fa- vor oi the principle, hut doubt wau expressed as to the ability to Huccess- ivbrk out, a feasible s-rjiftnip. if a practical plan could be devised it was the unanimous view that the sol- diers should bs allowed to vote, even if- they are in thn trenches in Flan- ders. Incidentally members on both sides expressed the hope that there would be no necessity for an. election until the close of the war. The 'ques- tion was disposed of ;by sending it to the special committee of the house which already had. teen appointed to consider the reform of Election Act. The 'motion was -made by Sir Robert Horden. oer oren. The subject 'was- introduced hy L. Fnpp, senior member for the ci of Ottawa, who moved a resolution, lie believed that the house should as- sure the men who are making such gjeat sacrifices for the empire ihal; they should not lose their franchise. I They should assure the volunteers, that if an election should come, ofl hcforc the war Is over they will he Riven (he right lo vote. NO NEED OF ELECTION Hun. Robert Rogers said-he hoped il may not he necessary .to have a general election in Canada before the end of the war. He doubted whether the bill of the Australian common- wealth could he made applicable, to Canada. In the event of an election no man would like' to deny any Rood citizen who has gone to the "defence of his country the rifiht to vote, Hon. Grorgc l1. Graham llhewisa, expressed'the hone there he no necessity- for an. election. burst in tlic courtyard ot a house governmental'order, are to bb'-pftinted close to the .made crossing, demolish-. In the national colors, while their, ins a shed and breaking- windows; advised to carry The occupants ef the hniisc. awakened with them evidences of their natlon- by the explosion escaped without in- ality. jury. The continued movements of troops FOUR KILLED, BADV ESCAPES toward the i-arlcus frontier pointa, Othet- bombs fell in the garden 'and and the constant work of military en- on t.hp rnor of a little house in Rou gineers of inundating worKs have in- An old man and a little creased the uneasiness of the people. Eirl asleep in Hie garret and the [am- The newspapers generally refrain from ily which occupied tlie. cottage on commenting on the situation. Ihc ground lloor consisting oi the ia- AUSTRlANs ESTABLISH I her, mother and two children, were WAR ZONE IN ADRIATIC buried in the ruins. AH were killed p F b Austrian Ad- cxcepl one child, a baby live months crdereil the -Vustrian fleet f .gfpiSli siiiiiss. bj a giKanuc knife. intention to establiEh an Adriatic war The torce of the explosion .shook zone simiiar to that around thei British t-hc houses to their foun- Ialea established by Germany. nations and broke all the windows_________ _r within a wide range: the bombs the Zeppelin disappeared GERMANY NUT PAYING rapidly over the sea. It evidently was FOR KE'EP OF PRISONERS manned by pilots well acquainted Washington. 'D.C.. Feb. En- with the locality since it came from tente Allies have made represehta- the sea directly to'Fontjnette, cross- i tions to the United States that Ger- inc; the city at the point bl its gieat-1 many ia not meeting the cost'of care esl ividlli. A Jong German .pennant her prlsonere-of-war in their camps lac lied to n sack containing saml was'-Jand have asked the United States, as found on the roof of-a house near oriejcaring' for tiie diplomatic interests'of of those demolished, and .handed 'over all the warring powers, to make repre- 1o the military goverhqr. 'aentatlons to Berlin. GERMAN POSITION AT OSSOWETZ IS CRITICAL 1'cirograil, Feb. 33, via London, claim to marked successes in the Carpathians and to having defeated the. Gcrnian oficnsiye campaign in the north which "aa'vcr emerged from its period of prcpafa- Russian stall bfllcers took ah optimistic view twlay oE the outlook along tlie whole front. The German advance' from East Prussia has been stopped owing (o the ncodiriK of the rivers and the melting oi snow, while the attempt to cross 1helJJoJu' river has been 'CONSTANTINOPLE, RUSS AIM Copenhagen, via London, Feb. :23. a. Deutsche Tases tung an oflicia) despatch which says the Russians are concen- trating large forces at Odessa in read- iness to ship them to Midia, on the Black Sea, sixty miles northwest of- for an attack on Con- Uonstantinople. TURKS FcmTTFV ISLANDS London, Feb. 23, a.m.-rA. des- patch to The Daily Telegraph from Athens says that the Turks, expect- Unvaried. A new battle, line has thus [ing the entrance ot the Allies' flee't in- uccn formed in the north, along .the Sea of Marmora, have sent which there it; uninLccniptcd fightinp. .-troops aad heavy artillery to aH the On thu other hand) operations in- islands in that sea. the Carpathians are developing rapid- ly and the Austrian right flank is now threatened hy the Russian Tensive movement. Near ICrasne, 30 east of Leinbcrg, Hjc Ilussians repulsed an Austrian diyisior.. The situation in Northern Poland, how- ever, is regarded as 6i greatest ijn-, mediate importance. The position of the Germ-ins near Ossowctr. is cori- Brltiih Report London, Feb. 23, 1.55 -Bri- tish semi-weekly report on the pro- gress of the war on the continent "was given out today and reads as follows "The enemy continues to Bhow.-ccn slderablr. activity. In the neighbor- hood of Ypres general attacks and counter-attacks have occurred. "At 6 o'clock on the morning of KeV J side-red critical since they are under ruary 21, the enemy exploded an elan- attack from the heavy :Rims of Ihe orate series of mfnes whlci destrbysd fortress nnd arc unable .to bring up 'One of our trenches A new line their heavy artillery owinR to the .prepared a short distance In the rear poor roads j iiiiaiadlately occuoled Any No fears are felt hero for.the safely I tempts progresi have been of Lcmberg. The town of Halyiz.vihi- completely frustrated its extensive fortifications, is cxpcct-i "Near our infantry ed to prove an efi'cctlve barrier to, the a successful bombardment ctp Austrian advance toward Lcmbcrg. (Continued.'6n Page ;