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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vin. LETHBRIOGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1915 NUMBER 63 KITCHENER'S 350,000 ARMY AT ITS FRENCH BASE mum German Report Shows the Czar's Troops are Rallying-French and German Reports Differ as to Fighting Near Perthes Berlin,, Feb.. 24.-The German official statement says: "In the western theatre of war, near PertheB, in ChatttpaKne, French infantry. divlBtonB.yesterdfty made an attack In several places. Vtciont hand to hand tightlnc took place, which everywhere resulted In favor of the Oer-maos. The enemy suffered heavy losses and was driven back to lila position?. "In the Vosges, German attacks against Sulzern and Mulbach, southwest of Stossweler, made progress. In the engagementa during the last few days we made 500 prisoners. "Otherwise nothing important has occurred on the western front. "Eastern theatre of war: A new Russian advance from Grodno 'was easily repul�ed. South of At|guatowo the BusslanB croeied the Bobr River in vtwo places. Near Szlftbln, tUey have already been driven- back; near Krasnyborg the engagement continues. "Near Przaanyz 1290 prisoners were taken,j|n4^t�Q cannon, were tak�a. �v'!^^%�\tLii^:>niKH .at^acK eaet of SkiertiU^ipeie^aV Repulsed AJ1l�d^|P.^r�ta'Near lierthes Paris- ^PeSV' 24, 2.4B ^ji;ih;-The en"jyip;i�Sliixceptipn> of a WW^iioi^ ceisBfflVt'fc^tibtA on.'^^lhe part of our troop�,inear. Auheride-sur-Sutppe, nothing of importance'has occurred since the giving out of the communloation ot last night. We have made further progress to the north of Perthes." >!r ETAPLEO'. iVO^rar FRANCE At Singapore Came Without Warning-Four Hundred Killed Underwriters Oppose Any Fire Dept. Reductions No reductions in the strenitbh of the fire department will be made at least GERMAN PRISONERS JOINED MUTINEERS Manila, Feb. 24. - Four hundred members of the mutinous Indian regiment wHich revolted at Singapore on Feb. ISJiaye been=k|Ued as w^^ as seven Gwrmlj^'pSl^oifters''from the detention camp, who;ibined the natives when offered "their, fj^dom, accordiiig to reports of ihe.upjrls^ng brought here by paasengerS "ilrbni Slh^pore. ,The mutin��W 'kftls)�jaftt||J;B SiVS^'Me 'iblonel and then attieya civUians, several of whom were killed, including one woman. The revolt began without warning. Reports brought here are t� the effect that the rebellious troops killed none of tlieir coitirtides eicept oftcers Including natives.;They then ^ttisoked the hou��* ol civilians,  accordihg to the stories,' killing m,en - but: sparing the women and children who lought refuge on the transport Nile, lying in the harbor. . ,. The mutineers oflerod. freedom to all Germans in the detention camp who would join them. Ninety-seven of the prisoneis accepted the proposal, the otiters preferring to remain. The half Pictures were taken at Staples, France, Pas de Calais, Northern France which is the base of a new Kitchener army of 350,000 men, landed without announcment. The pictures show Canadian surgeons and ambulance workers aiccompanylng the forces. Lieut.-Col. ShllUngton shown, Is dscrlbed as the first man to land. STREET CARRIED MmiiON ' 14 for a timO. regiment which retnained loyal soon With the present rate of insurance organized itself and started out to as a basis, the Western Canada Fire attack the mutineers. The troops were Underwriters adVise 'the council that; ; joined by Europeans of'all ages who "the mixed paid and volunteer brl- offered their services as volunteers, pades are rather unsatisfactory, and In the running fights which followed in a'-place like Lethbridge the voUm- four-fifths of the revolting Indians are teors cbuJd hardly be expected to at- .said to have beejl killed and it is tend every fire. As a rule they re- believed only about 100 now remain spond oiilyto the second alarm. The in the country surrounding Sinijapore. permanent force should therefore be, The troops which were attempting to BUfficiehtly strong to'handle ordinary quell the mutiny were re^inforced the fires wi'thout assistance ol volunteers, following day by sailors landed froM "Takiiig this as a basis, the mini- French, British and Japanese war^ mum number of paid men we would ships. The revolt began at a time regard as;at all satisfactory would he * as follows : - For fire engine, two ; for hose wagon, Ja'dder truck arid chemical engine, three each, making a total ot fourteen men in addition to the chief. �We would also recommend at least five call men who should sleep in the station." There are 17 men in the department at the present time, but amy reductions .would have to be met tby a large addition ot volunteers who would be obliged to sleep at the station, ahd the plan is regarded as impracticable. FOREMOST WELL 745 FEET The 'well of the United Oils, Limited, at'Foremost, touched the 745 mark Sunday, with drilling operations proceeding �'nicely. This� wag the news brought In to the city yesterday morning by W. H. Bickel of the Northwest "Drilling Co., who is in charge ot the ' operations. The water encountered some, weeks ago is still flowing, although it has 'been excluded from the hole fey. a casing. when there were no^ war vessels in the port. . Other .reports received here from Singapore are to the effect that there are rutiiors of unrest among the natives in Rangoon, Colombo and Java. (Singapore is the capital of the Straits Settlements, and is a British navpl base). Shortest Bylaw Provides Premium ^ on School Taxes Commissioner Reid submitted Ivis report of the utilities department for the year l'91'l to the city council this. morning. While the revenues are somewhat less than for 1913, the operatr iiig expc'nses were reduced in propor^, tion, and the close of the year finds the department in fairly sound shape. The industrial depression which has affected the whole ot Canada, has been felt in this city, and has resulted in a large decrease in the use 'of electric ' power in some of the smaller manufacturing plants, although this has-been partially offset by the electrification of the Ellison Flour Mills. The depression has also caused the citizens to look with disfavor on any new work, and consequently all capital expenditure bylaws for this department have been defeated. Mr. Reid says that this is an unfortunate position foi" the electric department to be in, as it prohibits the making of necessary new extensions to buildings requiring light and power, thus depriving the department of the revenue which it might otherwise have. j "This action on the part of the ..citizens," says the report, "is rather difTicult to understand, because the electric department has always taken 1 care of all overhead e.vpense and the ' passing of the bylaws would not have added anything to taxation, but would have enabled us to increase our output, and so helped to increase the cost ot electric service to all consumers." During the '-car 79.3 applications for lijrht ami power were received, and 823 disconnections made. There were 17ii) light customers and 100 power customers on the books at the end of the year. SUGAR FACTORY GOING 'b "i" rl' * i- -i- -h MOVE EVEN THE BRICKS Raymond. February 24.-(Special)-Work commenced today on dl�-mantllng the sugar factory, preparatory to shipping machinery" and the equipment to Layton, Utah. Representatives of the Dyer Company of Cleveland, employing, every available man, are doing the work. They want one hundred and fifty men. Superintendent Webster, who is in charge, states work here will last for about one month. he factory will be ready for operations in Layton by September, Everything, bricks included, will be moved. Col, Sissons To Command Whole C.M.R. Brigade Medicine Hat, Alta., Feb. 24.-Colonel Sissons, commanding the 3rd Mounted Rifles, has been offered and has accepted a position as commanding officer of the Canadian Mounted Rifle Brigade, which will include' the three regiments now recruited In Western Canada. A successor for the 3rd Regiment has not yet been announced. I The total revenue was .$110,898.63, and the expenditure $110,077.01, making a surplus ot $221.59. During the year the cost of coal to. the power rplant was reduced from $1.G5 to $1.20 per ton. An additional charge, not made in 1913 of $8,114.67 was made for taxes on the lighting system. THE COAL MINE At the beginning ot the year the coal mine was transferred from the Fuhlic Works dc'partment to the Utilities department. During the vear the inlne worked a total of 261 days, employing an average ot ten men a day. A, total ot U,324 tons of coal was produced, compared with 11,642 tons in 19.13. The cost ot production I-er, ton was $1,154 in 1914 compared with $1.17 in 1913. The total expenditure was $13,089.58. THE. STREET RAILWAY There has been no decrease in traffic "siiice the' .strai.ght five cent fare went into effect, but it has not been lonn- enough in force to enable the commissioner to judge ot its worth. The revenue and expenditure for the years 1913 and 1914 were aS follows: : �'' 1913 1914- Expenditure ......$91,440.84 $83,098.00 Revenue ... ... .... 60,609.62 46,053.56 Dog in Tights Prescribe :Diet Now in Germany Copenhagen, Feb. 23.-7^The German government is expected, soon to increase ' food reatrictlons. It ie expected that there will soon be meat and potato cards, as well as bread cardi.for all classes. The government Is also increas-ing its restrictions on food and drink in public restaurants. .German agents are buying dogs of all kinds in Weat Jutland from farmers and peasants. These, It is said, are being made Tnto sausages for human consumption, principally among the German people. Russian Miner Tapped P.O. Box Gets 6 Months Deficit................ $30,831.22 $37,044.44 Passengers carried 1,420,011 1,054,848 Gar miles.............. 483,183 357,938 Rev. per car mile. 13.99c 12.87c Cost pec car mile. 21.11 23.22 Pass, per car mile 3.28 2.94 Av. fare per pass.. 4.170 4.21o Taxes to the extent of $5,518.81 were added to the expenses of this department in 1914. The bylaw dealing with discounts on school taxes was passed by the council this morning as follows : "That a discount of 10 per cent, less'the amount of penalty already accrued at the time of payment of such taxes, will be granted .on all school taxes paid'on or before the 15th day ot Blarch, W15,"  This is one ot the shortest bylaws ever passed by the Lethb.ridge pity council. Harrison, Junior, Loses Out; Couldn't Beat Father's Record / ... -- Chicago, Feb. 24.-.Carter H. Harrison, live times mayor of Chicago, and son of Carter ,H. Harrison, sr., who served five times as mayor, was defeated yesterday: for the Dempcratic ; nommation by R&hert M. Sweitxer, County Clerk, who received 182,584-votes .to 104,983 for Harrison. With "four procjnota missing. William. Hale Thompson has defeated Harry OUou, chief justice of the municipal court by 2,326 votes for, the llopublicau nomination. Judge Olson, who received much Progressive support had a plurality of 7,080 women's votes, which fallc(l t6 ptlset the hejavy vote by men.' ' ' ' , ' ' A record worman vo|^tUrned out 00,000 Democratip^ woman' ballots bc-iua. cast. ' ,. > Developments in Holland Expected at Any Minute The Hague, via London, Feb. 24, 12:05 p. in.-There is good reason to believe that the political situation in Holland at the present time'' is such that most interesting developments might be expected at any moment. There have been recently numerous meetings between the diplomatic rep- j resentatives ot various countries at' the Hague, but the subjects discussed at these cohfetences have been kept, strictly secret. I The ..Netherlands' ministers have been in conference with some of the foreign diplomats, ami at the same time work in the Rovernment olTices has been ftoins on night after night until a late hour. The Holland-American line steamer Ryndam when she leftRotterdain for New York last night was brilliantly liKhted. She laid to off the harbor all night before proceeding down the channel. The name Ryndam in large letters has been painted on both sides of the steamer. ' John Tonsou, a Russian miner, was sentenced to six months In the Provincial Jail this morning hy Police Magistrate Elton, on a charge of being in possession of stolen letters. It was shown that Tonson had found, or come nto lllegei possession of the key to the post office box belonging to" W. J. Nelson & Co.. He had taken three letters and a pair of spats from the box. In one of the letters was a cheque, which he had endeavored to cash. The accused pleaded not guilty, and maintaliied tha the was innocent, even after sentence was imposed when he broke i,do'\vn and wept. He tcld the court that he could hot read or write English, and that he.had been expecting a money order from Calga:ry. He had callpd at the post office, he said, and haft been given the mail by mistake. He was tc.d .that the cheque was good, and thinking it was the one he had been expecting, tried to have it cashed. He said that he had found the spats. Acting Postmaster Hamly and W. .1. Nelson testified for the Crown, and Herman Feinstein acted as interpreter. Kaiser Bestows Another Order Beriin, Feb. 24, via London.-Emperor William has addressed the following telegram to General Otto von, Buelow, one ot the German commanders In the. field': In forced marches lasting over nine your brave troops, shoulder to shoulder with' their advancing comrades in the north, have succeeded in continuous battles In breaking the obstinate resistance of our opponent, driving him from German sou and surrounding days on snow drifted and Icy, roads, and defeating him effectively. Thus, PROMOTION FOR COL. SISSONS Rumor f of the German government as to the �safety of the prescribed course. TWO SHIPS TORPEDOED OFF HASTINGS -'Lydd, via London, Feb. 24. - The steamer Kaiibia has arrived here and reports- that two vessels have been torpedoed off Hastings. One sank and the other is, supposed to be in a sinking condltidn, with three destroyers Standing by. The crew of the first vessel was saved and landed. A mine sweeper was attempted to tow the' other to Dover. Her crew was saved' by a Ramsgate fishing smack. .. Probably those vessels reported by the Kilibia are those previously reported from New Haven, one of which' 'was the Cardiff steamer Branksome Chine. The New Haven despatch also. reported'that a collier was struck and was awash. REGIN AT ANCHOR WHEN TORPEDOED : London, Feb. 34, 2'45 a. .m,-The crew ot the Norwegian steamer Re:-gin, which was sunk by either a sui-rnarine or a mine off Dover yestetdaty. hfternoon, arrived in London last night and were received by the Norwegian consul. The members of the Regin said the vessel was bound for an American: -port with a full cargo of coal. She -was at anchor off the Kent coast fin account ot the fog when the explosion occurred, aid the Regin sank in 12 ininutes. The crew had barely time to launch their boats and get clear of the steamer before she went down., 'The explosion was so violent that it stunned several of the sailors. Pilot Gwerthon suffered a broken knee cap, NORWAY WILL MAKE FULL INVESTIGATION Ohristiania, via London, Feb. 24, 3:28 a.m.-The Norwegian-foreign oif-fice has ordered the consulate in London to examine the members of the crew of the Regin, which has beeai ::sunk off Dover. The foreign office has. also asked the legation to send the pieces of torpedo or mine found in the hull ot the steamer Helridge,  to Christiania for examination by naval experts. The Belridge also was sunk a tew days ago. ADMIRALTY CLOSES CERTAIN IRISH WATERS London, Feb. 23.-The British Admiralty announces that the Irish Channel and the North Channel wa,terB lying ibetween E|.igland, Scotland aild. Ireland, have been restricted for nav-,! igatiqn from today. The southern entrance to the Irish Channel, known as St. George's Chah-;; nel, is between Carnsore Point oh the> Irish coast and St David's Head,'ftnj ' the opposite coast of Wales. ; Certain areas-of this channel ;,hBv6' ^ heen closed to mercantile navlgatlon-l;! by the Admiralty's-order, which alsoj. requires that aW traffic'wishing tov^rSjyiv ceed through the North.Channel myeti pass to the southward of Rathlini-ifiifl.M land, between sunrise and sunsetSfSj^opJ (Continued on .Pa�e .ai.:,:,;||:M|gSi ;