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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta wheat............... May May (lax WfcAi HER Hijh 1 Low...................... Forecaot: M03tly fair and cold VOLUME VIII. LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, KEUUUAHY 1915 NUMUBH At I FflRTS AT FNTRANf F OF 1 vlt 10 rt 1 till 1 CANADA'S TITTLE BLACK DEVILS' TAKE MAN TRENCH IE SCHOOLGERMANY BACKING ISCLOSEO Willing to Make Concessions Regarding Blockade if Britain I Will Lift the Ban on Food Cargoes Slicestfoii, with pruiios- Frai.cr, and Russia, for consideration. ills designed to obtain Great Uri- Intimations have come llic Wiisli- Tltll cd in-1 als designed lo obtain Ort'E Ger- Iain's aujiucsmicu in u plan Washing ton, Feb. L'n i lei States government lonnnlly to Great Hritain and Ger-j tain's in a plan to per- injjton government Uiui until the at- many that in the interests of human-1 mit the distiihnLidii of impoitcd food- Uiude of-Frantic and Kussia is 1 enm- ity imd thi! HafeguarUiiiR of legitimate! stiills lo the civilian population oi t-d no reply can he nivnn LO Llic Am- eoiflH'ei'ce, all mines be removed Jrom Germany, .111 d bring about ubitndon- thc hi fih seas except tliosfi directly infint by the latter of ils submarine necessary for the protection of coasi j warfare 011 merchant, .ships, had bcei, School Board Takes Quick Action Toward Econo- my-High School Moves into Vacated Building- Other Cuts Considered defenses and harbors. submitted by England to her allies, Big Contract Mapped Out WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD DID LAST NIGHT Decided to close the manual training and domestic iclenoe claM- today. Diicussed the conversion of the manual training building into high schooj quarters, but decided th- Accepted the resignation of Mlos of the kindergarten vtaff, afjd referred .-the kindergarten quei- to 'the chairman of the school managemont committee and the superintendent. Practically decided ;not to double Voted to continue close of but at a much reduced cost, Paoied a bylaw authorizing the Issue of some debentures, the proceeds of which will be turn- ed Into currant account. Adjourned at 11.30, without con- sidering the If the biuiiQius citizens of Lethljrldgo learn the gentle arts of manual training and household science, they will be compelled to do 30 at houie, lii Jnturo, The high cost of education along these lines is prohibitive Tor the present, arid after today tlie classes In these branches of. the Lethbrldcb school currlcu'lum will be no more. The resignation of Misa McNally ot ihe household science department responsible for Ihe Immediate closing ol' that branch, and It was decided at lust night's meeting, of ihe school board that the manual training should accompany the domestic science gii Us exit, -Mr. Bailey lo be given one month's, fl.alary.in HSU of nptico. Though it nvas n'ot definitely decid- ed, it is quite probable that the man- ua'i training building will be convert- ed into a high school building, If such a transfer can be arranged without loo much cost. The matter of the kindergarten referred to (.he committee on school management, after il had been discuss- ed from every angle for over au hour. The resignation of Miss Nonis, Lo tako cffecL on March -1, was accepted, su that sonic Immediate readjustment IB imperative. Suneriiitendent Hamilton made tlie following recommendation. In regard to the kindergarten in his report: "Ae sbowii by' Llio statements aent the board some time it. nat be easy lo double up the classea in the senior and Intermediate grades out greatly disorganizing the work for this .torm. In the two lower grades, iL would be better LO have a half-day system, rather than to increase to any extent the anrolmont per class. inn MiiltG convinced that I ho jjuplls would make better progress .attending hair a day Jn a class of JO, than attending the whole ilny In a class of 70 ov SO. The snrcfit way, however, to under- mine tlie efficiency of our system would pbe to neglect tlic children Jn the primary grades. "Miss Norrie resigned, I beg, to advise that the pupils in her class! (.are six or oVer, be promoted Ic Grade the remainder, with erican (jJ-uposaJs. Thin ntny sevcuil days. In ilie incaiitinu', (imiiany already lias maniicslcd a willingness tu make concessions, v.hich oi'idals IHTC Ki'ouii'.l for lloiH'. Liiiil. a c'lnfilialuvy .spirit will be'iidopli'd by Circa I Uri- taiii. i SAILINGS SHOW FALLflS'G COMMITTED FOR TRIAL LITTLE FALLING OFF I London, Ilrilisli KeDOlt OF LO 1. I imlralty last night iasurd a Losses Saitl to be Light so Doubt Now First Contingent Has Seen Action ish Uum ol ihe numlJur en arrhaU and sailings 'oi overseas .siCamc-rs of all nationalities at' and from ihe United Kingdom ports during tin; i.rusent yuar. The memorandum snows that .from I'V.bruary IS, when ihn German j blockade began until February :M, 70S vessels arrived and sa.'.ed. TOLL OF BLOCKADE TO (DATE ONLY-S SHIPS I The Admiralty also gave out the fol- lowing list of British vessels which i have been "sunk by German submnr- I Tin; steamers Cambank, Doivusliire, j Hranksoiue Chine, Oakby, Rio Parana, Western Coast and Harpalicn. It aays the steamer Depu'onl proha- bly struck a niiiie. NORWAY RETALIATES NO COD FISH TO GERMANY London, of Ihe Nor- wegian exporters of dried codfish have suspended exports to Germany, owing to the'submarine artarks on iau ships, aays a dispatch to the Daily Mail from, Chrlatlauia. BRITISH1" -BLOCICA-DE GKJHMAN -JSASOi .AFJIICA Washington, D.C., Pub, nnnouncemcnL-was made at the State department oC Great i M. disposition LO declare a blockade Plain, says: the coast, of German Enst Africa, as "The Black Devils made a midnight, IS.. The an- charge, and captured a German trench DOuncemenL said: after infljdin "The British Ambassador at this' enemy. One capital has informed ihe department i killed." oE State thai his sivernment has rie- The "Litiln Black Devils" is the What a great task the Germans undertaken in endeavoring Lo Binash Britain's sea trade is indica'ed in ihe above map, showing the is- land's chief ports and their distances from German naval bases. The Germans yrobably will .operate against the North ol' England and Scottish trade relates from Heligoland and Cuxhaven and against the Channel antj South of England ports from .Zeebrngge. tlie Be'igiau pon. Oermany also has indicated that slie will place mines at the mouths of all British ports. FRENCH LOSE A DESTROYER IN THE ADRIATIC HUGHES DENIES IT Ottawa, Ont.F Feb. report that department is holding a heavy Canadian casualty list, pending the notification of the relatives, is emphatically denied by the government. General Hughes states that not a single casualty has been received, and that up to the present time he has not bcfen advised that any of the Canadian regiments other than the Princess Patricias have taken part in the fighting. Th MR. AND MRS. NERL1CH hirty Allied Warships in; One Week Batter Down Entrance Forts-Forcing of Straits Would Re- lease big Wheat Supply London, Feb. 26. It was an- nounced From London last night that all the forU at the entrance or the Dardanehes had been re- duced by the fleets of Great Bri- tain and France, a naval force which has been estimated at some- thing over 30 vessels. The Eng- lish announcement made no men- tion of losses either to vessels op In men. It described the opera-. tions as successful, and said were continuing. TJ DardaneUcs l' UlB kcv to Con-. nnTt ..fn rnrcr- which Fs a cided lo- dec'Jarc n blockade of the coast oi German East Africa. ;is from midnisht. Februaiy -2S. This hlcctade to extand along the 'whole coast, in- cluding ial.indE, thai is, from latitude 4 degrees, 41 minutes south, to latitude 10 degrees, -10 minutes soulh. four (lays' grace from the time of institu- tion of ibe blockade being given foi1 the depariurc of neutral vessels from the blockaded area." French Official Paris, Feb. via London. p. w.ir ollicp gave out Ilia fol- lowing statement this afternoon. "The Belgian army has retaken :i small portion of the trenches which it had lost temporarily. I Thief Justice Sir in the f Criminal Assizes of the Toronto Police I Court, decided thai "cons pi racy to trade and give information to the one- my" did not. come under the list of i treasonable offences, and the consjilr-l acy charge against 3lr. IS. Nerflcli ant! I bis wife wafi reduced Lo that cf "con-1 spiracy to commit an indictable of-, fence." The indlctmeut charges Lhc L Nerllchs with conspiracy to assist Ar- Toronto, Ont., Feb. cable to allegM; ex-German the Glotii! from its correspondent, who Cer, to leave conspiracy to with the Canadian contingent at jiiformation to "the enemy ;ind conspiracy to trade -ivllh said enemy, milcv lonfi and one to Nerlich was committed lor trial and a Imlcs wjde bclwecn t-e sea Of "true bill' icund against him this RilA AicditBrrawJan, the warships of the Allies would not en- counter serious difficulty in making their way to Constantinople. WOULD HELKASli RUSSIA Ttirter lias ahi'nys relied upon UID strength of the Dardanelles fortifica- lions for protection from by sea; their defences in the -Sfcu oi Marmora and around Constantinople Jiave been described as relatively un- important. Iti baa been declared'that with in the possession of the Allies a vast amount'ot Rus- severe losses on the week company had several I Own is name uuplieil to tlie Quei Rifles of Toronto by Genera Jliddleton in the Northwest Rebellion. The Queen's Own torm part the third infaniry battalion of the first brigade of the Canadians. The bat- talion is under command of Lieut.-Col. Rennie. Reports Are Confirmed London, Feb. reports were received today that the First Ca- nadian contingent has been in action In the trenches, where they relieved Imperial troops betters from Toronto oftfcers staie that tlie men ot the First Brigade were under shell Tire, and behaved ivell. Q. O. R. Casualties Light 'flic 20th baiterV of artillery. Lieut.-Col. .Rennie of-the Queen's quartered here, will go to the fight- Own Rifles, reports that several men jnjr Kone under Colonel Thackcr of were -ivo'timled by slirapnel, and some Halifax, who accordinf-; ro dispatches ,sian wheat would come out of tho r j AT Black Sea and lie distributed to ports- LrilCer tO Command All. in France and CJOOD-BVE Tliu possession of Constantinople al- so would have the efiect of driving Turkish naval puuec and particularly the former German cruisers GoBhtu. and Breslan, into the Black Sea, tliey would he without any- port oi rciuge. While the cfiorta to foi.ce the Dar- Iiave been going on for over Three to Command 5th Paris, Feb. destruction of the French torpedo boat des- troyer, in the Adriatic, was announced today by the French Minister of Marine. GERMANS HAS HOPES Germany is framing a reply to the The Germans subiecled to heavy losses abandoning on the fields various accoiitrcihcnts and weapons." by Kiichcner are no Ilie trenches- WAR STAMPS HERE Word Ottawa, Feb. special cn.ci- Ducharme of Dardanelles were in 1807 ncering corps uf 500 Canadian engi- onicial announcement, was made ycs- by an .English admiral, who made his necrs is be organized by the Cana- icrtiar bj Sam Jlnghna ivay Ibrough Die Sea of Marmora lo (lian Pacilic Railway foi service at th-c on-1Cers who ..will command Constantinople, but then encountered thi iront. A request was received lne lllllts 0[ seCund contingent., much more diinculty in getting .back sonic time ago from the war ollice for gissons oi Medicine Hat will. through the narrow waterway than had in type of British three infaiilry eastern. On-' battleship used .in the bombardment, tano, and westctn. Col. LJandry will ib o[ tons displacement, 'and, command' the Quebec brigade. Col. ,-110 feet long, with a main battery oE Septimus Mennison, ''llic.Ontario 'hti-'four 12-iiibh guns. garie, and Col of-Winnipeg, TUIlKS CLAHI WARSHIPS the Col. of Hali-i lay, will comniand tlic artillery Col.! Falheringhani ol Toiconto- will com- mand Lhc medical scn'iceVanrt Ccl.' llonliston oi I-liilil'ax tlie engineers. the Champagne district our progress coiitiniius. We won sonic ground in tut-' wood nort-Lwest of Perthcs and north of Jlcsnil Lcs Ilur- IUK. The engagement continues in the lhe tiireTrc'g'iinenls'or he had in getting .r "vw.'m.S'e-'tSsh in Hois Brulc, [I. of Apicn.o.1. Al, RiBht London, 'Feb. Canadian (roops so cleverly1 spirited to DispnLclics. nrc reaching liere .il- inost iininlelligihle, but shnxv Uiat lias been received at Ilie Panaiilans are liieir own ivlii col branch of tlia Inland Revenue. thr- ish autliorilics to have heeh Badly, ('amagnd. The Turkish stal-cinn-it ot-cs not refute specifically the claim that all of the outer ol Dardanelles were hut conveys a idea, ..L5Uiiiiig t that the (ieet withdrew after a tcni- j liardmcnL of seven and a JifiU. iioiiis. OPlOjN SEA POUT FOR RUSSIA London, KCD, the hoiisc ol commons today Sir Edward CJiey, scLfetary of foreign affairs, made, the Charged with defrauding the Cana- 'important, announcement, winch vviiE tlian 1-aciiic Kaiiway, B. 1. received with cheers that Great'Itii- formeily V. l'. U. "agent at sympatnized with Russia's as- Serious Charge i C.P.R. ai Kpp lilDdergarlen classes on the south aide, liml an Austrian force which attack- Merlin 1 its i! resi'll uf .lilts Morris1 resiciiatio onled" ami "thai, ihe ma (Lonliniicd on. 1'age n .Montenegrin column on tlic Aus- on tlic war is as follows j trian province of Bosnia was t cd afler a violent .fight. 1s punisliable by ;i severe penally. I (Continued, on pope was arrested in the city, today' on a pirations to gain access to the warrant issued by Lindsay, sea through Turkey. The informatioh was laid by GCOIRB Gtiersou, a C. P. 11. inspector, slow- GERMAN SUBMARINESi _ m is alegcu to have, .in -thcJ IN employ or the 0. P. R. as Geneva, leb. Ger-, I agent'at Kipu, omitted, to enter in a man arrived by railroad' _______________ I book, (he property of tlio C. P. K. .yestorday at Pola (the chief navirBta.. kept bv him for ihat a way-l of Austria nccordmg .lole-. New York, Feb. steamer agents. The Mongolian ek., on wliicli >vas collected -j to tho 1 rluuno, and will Jlongoiian of tlic Allan Line, bound i said tc lie culling-for help and leak-' S52 II Tlie offence is. allcgi'd -to have Olieraticus not only in Ihe Adriatic' l.'eb. onicial re-: from JMiiladelpliia for Glasgow, Scot-! ing badly The Uccl SUl1 liner SUMih- bcni comnlitlcd on November ;'Glh bl11 Meditlcraueail. hnui, is 111 clistress-noo miles ofi Cape1 :mo js a'buut miles [mm 11111 ..Moncrs conies upilo'r prelimin-j A dlsnalcli from'-. Jluuicb says that IJKRI.iN SAYS 'N'OTIlINTrDOIXO': be adonled" ami "thai, ihe matter or trian province of osnia was tapuls-l important has occurred In! Race, according to a message received and is ary 'heaVing on Salurdiy- aV arranging, to send oil her lliratrc of the war." hcre.torta) hy lion-ring and company, Mougolian. at llic It-N.H.M.l'. banacks. lollier sulimarinei ly' N ;