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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS ' May v^heat ......^i.. -i...154% 'M�y eaU.....�.......... 66"/, May flax ..... 186, WEA1 HER High Low Forecast: Fair, cold VOLUME VIII. LBTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1915 NUMBER 64 INFANTRY IN ACTIOIi-FOUR MORE STEAMERS SUNK Much Interest and Some Resentment Is Shown Toward U.S. Secret Proposals re Food for Civilians of Belligerents-Germany Pushes Blockade REIMTORY MEASURES EXPECIEO SOON Private Davis of Renfrew Wounded by Shrapnel-Kitchener's Army Pouring into France 15,000 Daily, Ready for the Offensive in the Spring FOR GElfJR ZONE ORDER London, Feb. 115.-The unofficial report reaching London that the Canadian contingent hia* already been in action has been caused by the fact that Private Jacl�l .. ntc o^cn-eu this afternoon with the usual ceremony. There was a fairly full repre-.sentation of members.' 'iMic atmos-phcic of war was given by toe presence of Capt. Eaton 01 ll'aiittUiUs m uniiorin. . LEAVE, FOR MAJOR STEWART It is said Messrs. Stewart of I.otli-bnuge, and l-'iugie, Hcdciil'ie, will s'l--pear next week to secK leave ot tui)-seiice. This will be granted witli bcs-Sionaf indemnity. Tiie speech" Irom tiis throne was briCi, the only legislation mentioned being an act relative to .seed grain. SHORT SES.SION What the opposition intend doing is not apparent, but so far there is no indication of any lirc�ork.s..Four or five weeks is the prediction for the i sessiofi. , Farmers North of the River are Petitioning the A.berta Legislature WANT POWER TO FORM IRRIGATlOiM DISlhlcrS London, Feb. 225, 1,303 p.m.-The small British coasting 9teamer,Weet-ern Coast, has been sunk by a mine or torpedo In the English Channel at a point off Beachy Head. The crew was landed at Portsmouth today, DEPTFORD SUNK OFF SHOUTH SHIELDS London, Feb. 25, 11.20 a.m.-The steamer Deptford has been sunk by a mine or a torpedo off South Shields. The Deptford was a ship of 1208 tons, 230 feet long and 35 feet beam. She was owned by William Cory & Son of London, having been built In BIyth In 1912, RIO PARIANO SUNK WITHOUT WARNING Newhaven, England, via London,'Feb. 272, 4.07 a,m.-Members of the crew of the Rio Parlano brought here by a torpedo boat, after their ship was sunk, said they were uncertain whether the vessel was dstroyed by a; mine or a torpedo. They had no warn-ing^whatever of Impending distaster . , INTEREST l.V AMERICAN NOTE Germany to be contraband. It is be-' "London, Vch. 25.-The proposals of ''eV'ed if this step is taken that iV .  + t J. D,i, ;, , , Will be postponed until the American Washmgtou to Groat Britam and proposal has been discussed at length. Germany, which are in London assura- Just what this proposal is the public cd to embrace the abandonment of ),oth here and in Berlin is unaware.' Germany's self-declared war zone, jt.s only information has been gleaii- and the adoption by the belligerents od from the meagre and qualified dfe- of some definite policy regarding food- spatches from Washington. There stulTs for the civilian ^populations, would seem to be no doubt whatever have noticeably quickened the public {(,at Great Britain will reserve the interest both in this country and in right to declare food contraband at j Germany in this delicate diplomatic any time she deems it necessary, e$- situation. The British press in gener- pecially as Germany's so-called bloplt- al is restrained in tone, but the av- has been enforced with all the NO RECOGNITION Wants No ExtcHsion Granted ' " -----------  the E.D.&B.C. Railway to Complete Road IT City Digging Up the Money-More Slashing School Budget Expected Tonight Teachers will be paid their Janu-arv and. February salaries before the end of'thc present month ii the plans ot the city. council and the school board do not go astray, The latter body will- meet tonight to consider the solution provided by the council. Mayor Hardie has written the board to thecHect tlvat steps have already been taken to secure the $12,000 necessary to pay off the accounts now standing; The" secretaiy-treasurer is in recfeipt of a check for $2,000 froni �t.he Provincial government, the amount due in grants, and the remainder will be prbvided by the city, by one of two methods. The council lias Appealed to the C.P.R. to make an idvarice ot school taxes ot $10,-000, and il thls^s forthcoming, the city treasury, will tapped for the remaining one'or t\vo thousand necessary. It this plan fails, Mr, Grace will turn back $17,000 which he bor-rowefl from the sinking fund coDimit-tee for thi completion ot the new intake, and the amouiit needed by the school'will be re-borfowcd from the sinking fund on an interim bond based on the current account debentures ratified by the legislature. The overdraft at the Union bank �will be, taken care of by the issue of treasury notes, fis the sinking fund committee is not flush enough to stand tnis extra drain. The i::':.i6ury notes-will be secured by the current account debentures, and .sold to n'eet the deficit. The information contained in the abovcwas given to H. A. McKillop, chairman of the school board, this morning. Mr: McKillop r.a'/s the board is preparing itself to operate the schools on $75,000, so that some further reductions areexpected at tonight's meeting. It is likely that some of the rooms will be doubled up ; the manual training will be from the curriculum by the first of April ; the domestic science classe'e will be discontinued at once : the Itindergarten will close and the physibal culture will likely be dispensed with. 1 mm m Merchants, Though Strongly Opposed to be Taxed Five Per Cent of Rental Hon. J, R. Boyle tabled today the report oi a' special committee of experts on universi^ education. The repqrt is lengthyfiand strongly advises against dividing the resources of the province,:bV;^ the establishm'ent of a second, ;Ujii�(Bisity at Calgary, the populat^tin, b^pg too sparse and resources^ tftp: limfxed to The report'-recommends the estab^ lishment oi a school of technology at Calgan', making the centre; "^T^^r^i^^^^^tc^^in^i'd^h -ay committee of the Commons thi. of private bills, the Clerk of' the morning, R. B,-Bennett of CaJgan', re- CLAIMS THEY HAVE PLENiY OF MONEY Ottawa, Out., Feb. 25.-In the Rail- ' eragc Englishman plainly resents what he considers a hint at an at^ tempt to interfere with the absolute blockade of Germany, should Great Britain care to enforce this with her sea power. FOUR MORE VESSELS SUNK in the meanwhile, and. in spite ot the sinking of four m9i:e'.Britisli mer-,of whom have moi t'hant vessels involving %he' loss' of'' drastic retaliatory Steps are being taken to have an act introduced at the present session ^......_ _____, ___ ______ of the Provincial Legislature maKing House ttavin.i; received notice of only newed his objection to. the extension _,,,ii.,- .u. ___one. Followine the forma] ceremony of the charter ot the Edmonton, I'uii- possible the formation of irrigation^^ a^S^^^n^^ no^^ vegan and British Columbia Railway. Maclcod, Feb. 25.-(Special).-The .strong opposition, by the merchants ot the town to the imposition of a business tax- has been of no avail, for at a special meeting of-the council held this week it was decided that the tax should be imposed^. . The merchants however have something to be thankful for, as when the proposed tax was introduced it was decided to levy a: ten per cent, rate on the rental value of .the premises used, but this rate was considered too high by a majority of the council, and a five per cent, rate only was agreed upon, which should not seriously affect the financial standing of any of the tradesmen of the town. From start to finish the imposition of the tax has been bitterly, opposed, the merchants claiming that they are already taxeest possible man they could find to lago and was serving a term of tw6* Bo' out through the province ,and ,^,,. The bill, however, was allowed to 1 years, less one month, his offence be- speak on local option-the governmenii province ^^^^^ ^^^^.j, premier Sifton had been; jng. forgerv in Calgary. He has been ^� PaJ' all expenses. He hoped, he U tn hp fnrmpiirt  j , . a"-.-- ^ r"" . stanu unti rremier oucon nua oeeu jng- foreerv in Ca gary. He has been vj' r^ijcuoca, nc uuirou, uo matter'is'urS" because ar- Wy't^t'^l^i^^l^ communicated -with and a reply re-{ J^e^tafrunba^ancef for two'or three .ents have blen made to fuiry ^""'"'^.^.""^ """"'^ -ived. ^...... ^^^^^.....,,.,,hveeks, and. will today be committed establish a, in ^ Hon. Frank^Cochrane subsequently sent a te'iegrapm to Premier Sifton, Trophy Won by the 25th Battery to he Here Soon Officers of the Soth Battery have been advised that the, "Gzow;ski" cup, donated by an eastern man of that name for proficiency in.battery tactics, will s6on be in Lethbridge; The cup was awarded to the 25th after the competitions last sumuier. The local boys came second in this, branch of military tactics, in competition with the whole of .Canada. The ,'li'' ^^-o^l^-. municipal, able. Major-General Steele mspecte.d government and railroad, that depend Noie Really is; Mayor*s Answer to the asylum. Macleod MdunUe Joins M.Ri'^Holds Life Saving Medal ^he premier's chair. Sir Rodmond absolutely refused to grant total prohibition as ,a war measure at ,thJs .-time saying\ the time was not oppor-'.tune. � � '. ^^-'i i "I would rather wait a year or so and be sure of victory," he 'said, "than sutler the humiliation of defeat at this time." " Macleod, Feb, 35,-A^^r nearly five;' yenrs' service with tlie,Royal Northwest Mounted Police, Corporal Moor-head, a popular and widely . known meimber of the force ,ha^ purchased his discharge and enlisted in thB,"B" " M,- R. in Lethbridge To Meet Olds; Semi' Finals of Debate In the Provincial High School De-was at oiice _,b�ting League tor the Rutherford cup NERLICH 18 GUILTY Sentence I � Deferred Pending An Appenj PLEApS NOT GUILTY Triel of Carrie Oavles for SHootlnfl r^aesey Fixed for Friday the troops in Calgary yesterday, and Sn borrowed capital, and during the Y f^'^e. a Icga agiee^ ent hah to it is expected that he will desire to coming season it will be necessary for t'^ drawn up by^tiypothecating city see the local battery before returnihg .the people ot Alberta in common with '"""Is seme other form ot coUat-r- to headcuarters. ' ^'all^^J;---*-" P-^--;. to^^-- S'&ued by the council in mar'^ch"'rc^';L%Tents of the\? 1912, -ere in the strict sense of thb bu.sinesR. connections them to take i'pcritv in the � is p'ossiblc . and to exercise their courage and patience in connection TJADDVrD17rM DAVC with those, lines of employment. � liAKlVl. LlKtEilN rAlO McBRIDE EXPLAINS SUBMARINE DEAL PRUSSIANS .^LAM AUSTRIANS Victoria, B, C, Feb. 25,-Delivering a promised statement as to the purchase of two submarines for the -- Dominion, Sir Richard McBridc, Pre- London, Feb. 26.-A army officer, to leave Canada. Sentence was (leferred pending an ap-lieali ... Toronto, Ont, Feb, 24,-Carrie Dav-leg, the 18-year-old domestic, who, U charged with the-murder of Sharies A, afassey, her employer, on February 8, -waB arraigned before Sir AVll-Ham Mulock, Chief Justice, . rtroush her counsel,. Hartley De%VBrt, K,C., she pleaded not gufity. Her trial is �et to begin Friday morning. . . - - - Brandon, Feb. 25.-Walking to the ment yesterday denied that any comr- says that private reports from Berlin scaffold with a firm step standing ! missions had been paid on the ti-ans- concerning the debate on budget in the �or a second on'thq drop while Ellis actions. : Theij purchase forestalled Prussian diet, assert that one ot the the executioner, quicEly adjusted the the possibility of a German warship features .was a strong attack by one noose and black Vail Hajry Green "What is a treasury note ?" The. question has often been as'ied in Lethbriiigo since the talk of issu- Squadron of the 13th C. ing them has been prevalent. The fol^-training at Maclcod. lowing is Mayor Bardie's definition : qu his enlistment he w , _______,___,.......................r "A treasury note is a note issued |,roiiioted to the im'pdrtsint position'there are three schools remaining.:- on the credit ot the city by the trca- ,f Seigeant-.Ma.ior of the Squadron, Edmonton Separate school. Olds surv department, and is practically which position he is well qualified to School of Agriculture, and Lethbridge the same as any other unbacked note, having seen maiiy' years of ser- jjlgh school. On Friday evening at so far asyjts legality is concerned, vice in the regular armV with � the" 8.15 in the Central school auditorium To make a note ot this kind absolute- nrtillevy, in addition to his , poUce; Lethbridge will debate against Olds rervice. , to decide which team will meet Ed- During a great portibhof his tiinb monton in the final. The subject is, with the police force Sergt.-Major'"Resolved that Canada should adopt Moorhead was stationed, at- .Clares-, the Australian system of compulsory holm .ami Maclcod, and was -well, inilitary'training"." Messrs. � Elnipr known throughout these districts as a Feir and Jack Wood will take- the athrmatiyc side here tor Lethbridge, and Misses Aileen Dunham and Kathleen Macl'hee travel to Olds .to take ant events, including the Marathon'the negative side, race on the. Blood Uesiervfe m 1913, in. A musical program has been ar-which several good runners competed, ranged, and all are invited to spetid He also took the keenest, interest m. an enjoyable evening. As there has football and cricket, and was a good-been some expense involved in v^ph-plaver at both these branches of ducting these debates, a silvercol-sport,; lection will be taken at the dqori^ii As a constable -in the police force Friday to help defray this expense;;.), he greatly distinguished himself when:_ � at grave risk to his own life he res- i '-arrangements of their 1912, were in the strict sense of thb known throughout these districts as a .ections as will enable ^vord. treasury .notps,-although thi-y gi;eat athlete. . ; : , � j advantage ot the pros- were'palleil at that time simply "i^ 1, io,g distance running le had j I lines where prosperity ^- V- ^- � .r ' � ' i^"^' eyarded the life saving.medal and al-' force, 'who has been in Macleod.V'l^t:',' so received special recognition -fiohv several years,, has 'alsds the mounted police department. He same squadron, and \y"^^ is undoubtedly a groat-acquisition to moted to the rank of'seft joined!^ 01 78 ;