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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 6, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta viriiwriiiPEG^WriEAT May July' WEATHER High ........ ... .... Low...................... Forecast: Fair; stationary VOLUME VIII. TWENTY DEAD, SCORES INJU LETHBHIDGE. ALfiBttTA, 'WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 6, 1915 TWOTU HOLOCAUST IN N. Y. SUBWAY AT RUSH HOUR IN MORNING New York, N.Y., Jan. 6.-More than twenty person* are dead, and scores injured In a fire in the subway this mornlpBi which broke out In a stalled train at,the height of the rush hour. The entire fire department of the city and all ambulances were summoned' to the scene.. At 11 o'clock hundreds .�f half-suffocated passengers were being rescued from subway �tatlons, and preparations were being made to dynamite the streets to let air Into the tube. It was not possible at that time to cfete(;m7n�-the extent of the fatalities; some placed, the estimate far above twenty. There were reports that there had. been a collision between two trains, but although someof the panic-stricken passengers referred to a ,"smash-up," the police had net definitely established such a report. New York, .Jan. 6.-Twelve persons were killed in a fire which' raged in the subway at Broadway near ."iSth street at the height of the rush hour this morning. More than .fifty others were taken unconscious Irom the smoke and ruins. SMOKE OVERCOMES 300 Three alarms bt,Are were sent in for the fire in the suhway today, shortly after the rcsuriiption of slow, service.:FbUowing a tie-up of an hour and a half, the service was again halted. Police headquarters .^received word that a number ,pl: pebple-had been overcome in.%tW'subway and ambulances were sent , to the scene. More than 300 persons were overcome by smoke. , Fqr the first time in the history of the fire department-a special ' aKarm called out firemen and battalion chiefs without apparatus to fight the flames and care for the injured. ESTIMATED 200 DEAD More than twenty  bodies were taken to the platform-of the Fiftieth Street station. Firemen assert/Cd tha-t the tube held the , bodies 'of many other dea4, some 6?. the estimates going as high as 200.' In an effort to get at. the; dead and dying,InBpector Egan of the Bureau of Combusrtibles,: sent tor , a,; larpc amount of, dynamite- with which to rip up the streets; . � '^jayeRCQME IN' irRATNS -i, �,Th|e^^larDi8 were, turned. in., Bight �mbulahces were sent to the scene. "Back-to the land," has been 'alMore were called for imimedlately. favorite' cry for "almost a decade; i From trams stalled between stations Thcrfev^asnlt.. a'. � business, man m;-iJrcm?n.ieiMeigedi':bearing:':. unconscious GKriitmHonivalfho *dM- not have hja-i victims:--AU'vi^if^able' firemen that " irfeanis ol'a^&dow'of"cI�fftt**SfiBk cSUW be Spared W6rt called ou to porkers,-lowing . kine and babtolmg help. -.^^ Ixrooks, ^11 his.'o'wri. More recently I CROWDS FRANTIO the move has been":tQ.get the unem-l Fire Commander Adamson, who ployfed men in the congested cities to assumed personal charge of the situ-move onto a portion of the world ation, sent men scurrying throughout whioh happened trf be vacant, so that the city with/ordors -to bring every Board of, Trade Institutes Scheme to Help Those ^ Who Would Farm ON IRRIGATED LAND pulmotor, available to the' scene. Some of the; victims died before the could bo obtaiiied.. NORTHERN ONTARIO RAILWAY ROUNDHOUSE. DESTROYED ho could produce'something. Practical men merely smiled at these schemes of a tired business man, but never-ithelcss they are being gradually worked out into practical- ideas. One of" the most feasible plans yet advanced anywhere, is that now bo- Ing undertaken by the Rural Rela-1 Trenton, Ont., Jan. 6.-At a late . tions committee of the Lethbridge. hour last night, fife consumed the old I BoatdT of/rrade, composed of prao-� roundhouse of the'-Northern Ontario tical business men and farmers, too. Railway in Norlaj Trenton. Consid-It has occuricd to the committee arable additional losses were Bustalh-ithat tliere are a number of persons ed in the equipment ol: the shop, to- A^ 0 u n t Commissioners Need for 1915--Gbm-mittee Will Prune TAX RATE 28MILLS? iBJstlmates for the current expenditure for the year. lSl5, received their Recent dispatches !&ll of the crea- lasr r'avis^n ':fi^^7Z^'S^ , ti?r?Lrth7^,eld''?elVe"n''nir'an^ council this morning, and will go for-' ^^If.^^.V:' ward in detail to the members o� the . *P/'^. ^,XJ^="�r^" . t^^^^ CitlzenB- committee at the.end of the '^9,,f''��:^=^-^^b�ve^^^^^ n,de� ___..,,, j,4, �,_ �!_,4. , Of, the new commanders. On the .left lit V thtt KnHv hi^^T^nii^^^^^ Lieut.-Gen. Sir Archibald Hunter, n^?inMf ^/a^nlafi^Si^^^^^ Army; in the centre Lieut.-Gen. 10 o'clock. The total IS $476,368. , sir. Douglas Halg, Ist Army; on the Very little, pruning was done by tlie'right. Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, 4th council. The largest decrease will, Army, and at the bottom Sir Horace be on the item of salaries, and that l; Smlth:Dorrlen, 2nc! Army. The has been' left solely with the com-, other two army commanders will be The services of Daniel Forbes, ii- Gen. Leslie Rundle and Gen. Sir Bruce cense inspector and poundkeeper,, M. Hamilton, leaders of the 5th and such-as mechanics and others, onx-ployed or unemployed in the city, who would like to get c � commander-in-chief of� the Prenchforces. This dispatch announced also the capitulation of the entire Turkish 9th Army Corps at Sari Kamysh; and,,the ,faot that such a communication- has. been exchanged between the. allied leaders in the east and west is taken In.Jjon-. don to indicate that tthe'.Rusalan claim is' aetther ment has shaved off practically $rf>0,-000 from the housekeeping hill. (Continued on Page 6). Public School Population Passes 2000 Mark in 1914 Lethbridge Second City in Alberta in Percentage of Attendance � BROTHER KILLED AT * � FRONT WILL "GET EVEN" ? -- > Aylmer, Ont., Jan; 6.-Geo. had alwavs found them when he � had labored among them wis a fellow, lawyer, 'i'he. affair was verv pleasing and was attended by about 15 membeis of the local'bar. Letlibtidge's public schools arc -M- r--"----- - ""I' traininemore oMldron at the present lave:,the names of persons who would ' � , u,r,,,v like'to take advantage of such a pro- time^than th�y ever did before;, smco ^ position-as has already been outlined, the history of education in this city The amount of capital leqiuirod would commonced. �. dopfejid la'rgely ,on the kind'of house Supeiintent Hamilton's ropo'rt for the .tenant would like to erect, and, the year, submitted to the flrstmoet-1ihe:.thaturei of tlie improvements, de- ing of the new, school'.board last Bireitt','(but anyone with from $500 to night, contains some interesting fig-$1000 .might undertake to make such uros. The total tnroUment for tho apurohasc and it is .the aim of the year was 2036, an increase of 97 over committ^-to aid.those who, have no that of lOlS. The average daily ,at- capltal; Tho idea is to get land al- tendance -was 1824.77,'or :66;07 .per , juiu o.-lyiat tne aeoonai ready-in alfalfa Bo that the purchaser cent., while in 1913' it was'^a75.,47 Canadian contingent will not i.leave will at Ibast bo assured of his rent, or 65.77 per cent. The average* per- the Dominion.in January is-now prao-^ but the committee would also like to centage of attendaaco in Edmonton' tlcally a certainty^ The Mi'llUa de:;; hear'frbm any who have terras to.for the last three'years is 57.26, in partment will makeno statement as oSec on unimproved land. I Cfilgary '62.75, in Medicine Hat 50.00 .to the probable.date of sailing, but a;   S* � � � �. > �. : '. ^ ; SECOND CONTINGENT WON'T.-/' LE^VE FOR TWO IMONTHS Ottawa, Jan; 5.-That the aeb'ohd jj." i- I'll' '-. - wn*t-***j uM.i.w. ^41 j.ij.uu.i^iiiv t.A.av uw.uu It IS hoped that the; Lethbridge I and in Lethbridge .61.31, so that Loth-Livei stock guarantors will bo able to bridge is �^ close second. .r,ro t>i,vr,i,.,�,,... - 4. =- .L.. ,._ ,For .tlic.mohth of Dnoember,- 1914; give.:purchasers a-start in the live I stock business. It .is pointed lout that uuohJa. move, It it xeaches any proportion, at all, /:*'ill gi^e a decided impotusito the sugar beet industry. Fwther infoimatjpn - mav be had from rthe president oif secretary of the enrollment. was,: 1548, while , for the .'corresponding: moptn in; 19J3 it was only 1409 The onroUmont in the high scUoor LINDSAY shows an- incroEise > ?of ;iaO p^r-cent, since ;1811-12, 'When - the number of guess puts it nt about the-end of Feb ruaiT. All that is definitely knowh is that it will not leave before'the, flrit contingent has gone from Salisbury Plain. ATTORNEY Dj^s AT OLD AGE Lindsay, Ont,,ijan.e.-A.,P.-Devlih,? county crown attorney,, 74 years',of died yoBterday. Mter a long HI-' W(io'wat1ait(i(aht unanimously choa-entxhairman. of the- School Board Kt H. A. .Mcitillop is chairman of the 1915 School .Board. At the first, meeting of the atvf Board last night, Mr. J. D. Higlnbotham, the retiring chairman, moved that Mr. McKlUop take the -chair for the' ensuing year, and he was, elected unanimously. Ml-. McKillop thanked the members for the hohor, and stated that he would endeavor to follow in the footsteps of at least the last two chairmen, Messrs. Wallace and Hlginboth-am. He said that economy must be the watchword for the year, though it was'well to proceed slowly and carefully along these lines, so that eticiency would be. maintained. He advocated more publicity for school matters, and said that he would do his best'to have the public apprised of what was going on. After welcoming the new members, -Messrs. R.'R. Davidson and John Scott, Mr. iMcKIKop appointed his-committees, as-follows: School management: R. P. Wallace chairman, with the whole board. Finance: J. D. Higlnbotham, R. R. Davidson. Sites and Building: John Scott, J. D. Higlnbotham. Supply: H..R. Davidson, John Scott. The first-.iiamed' in each case acting as chairman. ' ' ' '. Organization Only Routine business only was trans-iicted, and the "refoinis" advocated by the iUew members, were not mentioned. The meeting was simply a statutory session for the p-arpose of organization, and the new members thought it would be out of place to bring .up- the questioufe which they pledged themselves to look mlo, until the first regular meetliig, whicii is to be held on the 1-1 tii. Estimates Soon The letter from Mayor Ilardie was read, and it wns decided to go into the estimates for the year as soon as pos-Bible. There will likely be several moetings of the Finance and School Management coinrnittoes this month, and it is hoped to iiave the estimates complete by February 1. Teacliers Salaries Will Not Be Cut The question of tcaohers' salaries was brought up by  the secretary-treasurer, who slated, that he-would be unabio to mako out the contracts until the guestion was settled. It seemed to lie taken for granted that the cutK as 'advocated by the old Board and.-hoisted until the first of the present year,-would, not go, into'effect. -'I he mptter will, be dealt with by tho soliAol management -committee, which meois on January 12. '; May Ban. Telephones It Is quite ^Vlthin the pale of,possibility that every telephone in the public schools will be abolished. ,A delegation Avill wait:'on the local office and If. they refuse to place the school 'phones .on. a residence basis," they will all be cut out There is a "phone in, evQvy school, and an extension iiv the ,;.]\Iamial - Training and". Central: schools;,; In any: event,� the extensions Jvill be."dispen6ed,wit,l>. ; ^- Not tb Pay 8; S. Board ^'MniDavidson .raised the question; as tp; whether the.\^th6iit ,.'regi'Bt�irt^ tfaer^exaggersfed not^piVB^aXxm. Strike in'Hlingary Next," * While there, hajs been .vlrftially no change to the we'st Of ."Warsaw, It iB the opinion of British observers of events that the Russlftn general staff is giving many indications of an Intention to strike a heavy blow in Hungary. With Bukowina oooupied, the time is ripe for an In-v-aslon of 'Tran--sylvania, an eastern; province of Huiir gary, bordering on Rbuniania. Nearly 3,000,000 of the population of this territory are of Rodmanlan stock. According to a oontisntion of the Allies, these people may: be ;expected. to seize the opportunity tp.throw off the, rule of Austria, and unite with Russia. , ' � ' Roumania has not yet abandoned her neutrality, but Warning has gone out to her reservists to hold themselves in readiness for service, and developments may come sooner than expected. The advance guard of Russians along the . Roumanian frontier has. been formed of men who speak tlie Roumanian language, and aiave Roumanian sympathies. According to , an advice reaching London, these sol-, diers everywhere are'being received with friendship. TWO TURK ARMIES DEFEATED London, Jan. B.-The overnight war summarv follows : Two of the three; Turkish columns which last week invaded the Hussian Caucasus have met; with disaster, and those not killed or captured are in disorderly retreat; pursued by the Russians. The column which took Ardahan two'days; ago has been driven out of that; - town, according to the Petrograd official while the Russians, an unofficial de- 's spatch received from Berlin by way of Copenhagen says, are advancing ^1 toward Cracow and southern Silesia. *| PROBABLE GERMAN PLANS �| Military men look for blgiger events ''>| between the lower Vistula and the; East Prussian frontier. The Russians' are In possession of the srrcater part � ,3. of tho intervening territory, and un.-: ft| less engaged, would, when the river S| freezes, fall on the German flank to;i the south of tho river. It is ttierefoi*'- ., believed that the Germans are plan-ning fi movement from Thorn in East \:i Prussia, whioh would prevent ita 7i Possibility, and as the fighting would take place In the open, it .would at- . ford a contrast to the ta�noh -warfare; which prevails along therest of the, front. ' ' CAN'T STOP ALLIES London, Jan. 6.-Except at the two�> extreme wings on the Belgian coast; and in Upper Alsace, where the allies have gained some ground, the fighting on the western front has been done'" by sappers, miners and artillery. Prom the coaat to the Swiss bot.', der, the troops have either been en-.'' gaged in shelling the opposite tiencif :-es or tryine to sap and mine them, j Only at isolated places has the in- , fantry been'given its opportunity. AJi'l few hundred yards have been gained! by the allies among the dunes . ol Flanders, despite the unfavoialile wea-^; thcr. . Will Train at Girdston With Major Brown in . Command WILL RECRUIT HERE One squadron of the J.ath Canadiaa/il Mounted Rifles, CoL Kemm-ls,. Piacfrf);| er Creek, oiTicer comm-andiBg, wiU-^'f train at Cardston. There will � the about 150 men in tho sqiuuiron.^^ho'': I will be recruited from Lethbtiidge and; the towns along the A, R. aa4 ;I^' lines, . Definite orders to recruit have no* yet been received, hut men ate being' : picked, frdto those who apply,, so;-that when the. .final order to assem-: ble" comes,: there will be no delay; .Lieut.' Page, of Magrath, will be in charge of the recruiting here and at Magrath; and will, sign on about 40 ' or 50 men.; Those- who desire 'to see him about recruiting will find Mm. at Magrath. He will be in Leth- , bridge the latter end of the week, : when, he will see local applicants. Major Brown of Cardston, will be : in Command of the squadron. which despatch'os, and is. almost'surrounded will train there. Lieut. Pago taa just recently received his commission. JAMAICA POPULACE WARNED OF POSSIBLE GERMAN RAID Kingston, Jamaica, Jan, 6.-Thai.-T governor of Jamaica has warned the "--5^ populace of the possibility cf a Ger-iii man raid in case any ships of the J'^ enemy should escape from the North-. by the Russians, who hold the. main road.s.  �  WHOLE CORPS captured Another column, which crossed the frontier near San Kamysh, on the road to Kars, -has suSered' an even worse defeat, one of the two army corps which composed'it being cap- WtKOLAustrian OIL-FIELDS' Sea. The clvll authorities are i^g Tbp Russians also' TODort another Precautions against fire and panig. vie ory'ovef the'^ Austr^ans m�*the l^^^^T^^VZllt^^ll r^.Ll'Xl VBZoi^'p^ss of the Carpathians. Em- S^^'^belnVcrvinee'd"af S>''suc^^ TH'�f tlT^f,n 'rp' attempt coiUd succeed beauseorat region is declared, to'be m full re- .j, , anrronndinir -wiitprH triat iff' a mountain' .pass deep in surrounding -waters. I snow, while a violent snow storm  tages, and" the Hu^Bian cavalry is attacking on the flank; and rear. CRUSADE FOR STARTS IN RECRUITINGS US STAHTS IN NEWFOUINIDLAWbiy;^ , By forcing this P.�. the Russians'p.^.^i/^^^^^^^^^^^ gain control ol some of the most Xiona of the community bigin, thla^ ^ jaluable oil fields 'in the -'Vustrian ^eek a concerted crusade thrtiughoub/i^l bmpire, and thus snut oft anotlier of the colony for additional enlistaient'Yl the souices pf fuel skpphes which the for both military and naval circles. ^ 'V austro:-German armies are said to be: ---�-----___ �-'i''fi so much in need of.; I* C> ? HOLDING THE .GERJIANS This-, ho.wever.has onjy b�en Part of the Russian task. While forcing back the Turks and Aus*trians, -.the � Rus-juij|dipdfi-i..^ is confronted . witib, the mp^tvvspnous * the battlaPeld.')^' ,4(ioonyng,tifi task, the^weather is5RWVi�f 'yJvisfcfvl* * lnformatl(�^,v^>Vmh& 'ot'Oluf ally. The.aenn8�S,aqco�c(Sount6', are Widg. qbJv, ^jow^^ pro- ? similar fs|�. Igress'wi't>�:>heitl5ia'g^^gj|^^. * ^^ * f> ;