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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta AVINNIigEG V^feAT jection More Because it May Set Bad Precedent-Intimate Purchasers are Acting for German Principals Washington, Jan. 19.-The British government will not ccfnsent to allowing the ster.mor Dacia', recently transferred from German to American registry Rotterdam,under safe conduct with her cargo ol oottonj the state department was notified today Irom London. The. British reply to suggestions for a safe-conduct recently made by the State' Departmentj came tlirouRh the American embassy at London. While the text of the message was with- held^ > it. Is known. the British objec-itioa was based broadly -on a Reluctance to create-a precedent, which,it \IS thought would be followed by many simll&r purchases of German ships in America and elTotts to operate them on- the former (rcrman trade routes. The British note'�does not undertake /to assert the right of Great Britain to interfere with bhips, purchased and transferred to the American flag, in a legitimate way. The objection to ithe transfer of the Dacia according to the British view is that it was not � genuine,: It being intimated the Brlt-, ish government believes the American purchaser was really acting for German principals. Pincher Creek Visited by a $150,000 Fire Cowley, Alia,, .Jan. 19.-(Special.)--Pincher Creek was the Weene of the worst fira In years this morning, when'the large departmental store, of Lebel & Co. was completely gutted> only the Walls being left standing..' The total loss Is placed at $150,-0,00, but owing to the Interruption of communication with the town, It Is Impossible to learn the} !�. SEEMS FUM Citizens' Comiriittee Makes Very Little Progress in Attack on the Estimates NO CUTS MADE AS YET Unfurl your Union .Tack on the balmy Southern Alberta breeze tomorrow morning, and prepare for a big day. Every city has its day, and Leth-brldge will have its day tomori'ow for certain. Why? Because Major-Oeneral Sam Hughes, Canada's Minister oC MUltla, will be here. , �Major Stewart, commanding the lo^ cal battery, received the fallowing telegram last night: "Will arrive Lethbridge 1.30 Wednesday, leaving at 3 o'clock tor Calgary. Wish to see soldiers and citizens.-(Signed)--Sam Hughes." The spark of patriotism in the bosom of every citizen has not gone out by any . means, and the celebrated minister will see the people. Arrangements have been completed by Mayor Hardlo for a gigantic citizens' mass meeting in Wesley Hall at 2.15, and every loyal Canadian in Ijetlibndge is asked to be there, and help to make the occasion one that will be distinctive. General Hughes will be met at the station by the following committee of citizens, with 100 of the Cadet Corps' under Lieut. Fllmer as a guard of honor, and accompanied to the Athletic grounds, where : he will review J, ,1, * 'V TO ADDRESS M^S MEETING AT 2.15 To Iljr#ect Battery the local soldiers and address them: 'Mayor Hardie, Commissioners Grace �and Held, President Marnoch of the Board of Trade, George B. MacKay, W. A. Buchanan, .M.P.; Senator De-Veber, Hugh Macbeth, F. W. Downer, W, S. Ball, Ellas Adams, president, and .T. W. McNlcol manager cf'the Exhibition Board; Dr. Galbrnith. L. M. Johnstone,'K.C.; A. B. Stafford, J. D. Higinbotham and Judge Jackson. The Major-General and his aide-decamp, will be conveyed to the ball park by automobile, where at 1.45 the Battery will parade Cor drill and in Bpectlon. After a brief address to the soldiers, the party 'will go to Wesley church, where General Hughes will talk to the citizens at'2;i5. Major Stewart and Captain Ripley have been busy most of the day, since 8.30 this morning, in drilling the local .troops. Major Stewart knd Captain 'McMillen will meet General Hughes at. the station, and with Captain Ripley will have, charge of all the military arrangements, .� After the mass meeting In Wesley church, General Hughe's' will likely make a visit to the Exhibition grounds where the local soldiers 'will be quar-teredthls week. . Canada Given War Contracts for Fifty Million Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 19,-It Is roughly estimated that upwards of fifty million dollars' worth of orders for war materials have been placed in Canada since the war began by British, .Dominion, provincial and foreign governments, with many more in prospect. Nearly 3000 factories m Canada benefitted by these orders, and stand to benefit for some time to come. Instead of falling off, orders for war materials, especially from Great Britain and her Allies, who have now formed a fairly good idea of what they can best pro. cure from the Dominion, and are placing their orders accordingly, are expected to increase, It is estimated that upwards twenty million dollars have already been spent by the Dominion in militia contracts alone. IS CP.R. NEOOTIATIMG TO BUY THE S^GAR FACTORY Forty Million : Needed by West 1 /Jo Finish Wqrks ":' . Winnipeg, M�n,', Jan;; 19.-Financial ^'ep'jH''.*'*!'' ol*y state that there is a demand.a't the present time in. the ' fout;,iy*flteni- provMcjfes ofi uantWa.fdr .uh'dettiltiriBBlW' but >! vfor whictfiiwtire takbn itVjjand early last year;-',lt'iis to cover ieitpenditures that - have'already, beehf made; In this estimate no'tfilng is included for the requirements of* Winnipeg.'This city several 'years' ago aidopt^ the policy ol getting 'ftHs'mon^y fifpt; and doing the _ worlc i^|^t^rwards. THfe' provinces and importanCcit'ies^^ot ithe west are-not Boilortunijltery situated and the sum -.nientioiied above is needed for out- � � standi|ig; indehtedn^s and postpone^ ment payments. The borrowers oan : .wait .'tori'a little.while, but.the sooner the'mqneyris obtained the better. Confining their attention sirictly to the estimates for current expenditure ouiside of salaries, the citizens' committee last'night took their second lesson from the Lethbridge Municipal Primer. Tlie salaries, were left in abeyance in each case, and .will be �dealt with as a grand finale. . The estimate fcer;: each, department was, carefully scrutinized-and every 1 Item probed. Although interrogation a marks were placed opposite several a e?t5.enj4iturs; ,n tloa to the Roman Catholics In England, by which they .'may eat meat on Fridays and' fast days. In a- pastoral lette.r.;he ^ The flre',,:.d�feEtj&ent Iweiit tbrpjugh.says that^thls'.step ls':neceB8lu'"y a * * � � � 4> � ?  ? * ' �-' . r; S^"?'r^'B?^"^^"aifo^^^^^^ Chief Skei-tohi'ttras called in,, andi explained that the car saved money .on livery, charges, which last year amcjUinted, to >$eOO. All were' satisfied with his explana-tioo. . .�� ^''-'-^^ly'.. POLICE ESTIMATES WAVfDOWN The total police ; appropriation for this year will be $lli229,'after,fines and tees are deducted; and the, estimates have been approved by the; p(>-lice commission. la - ,1914 .the ' expenditure was $25,076.50. ItfHhie list ot credits-,: it was pointed : but-ihat the fines would likely, be taken .by tne government some 'time ^ in' the; near future, hut that it suchwere the'icase, the magistrate  would he paid ':'by. the province. , ^ - A HERCULEAN TASK A tew of the.: committee,: thought that the Chief should keep closer tabs on the slot' machineSj, and Dir., Qony-beare said he kojBw."' of. at least'seven insurance agents who had -.nbt paid their licenses; Thq chief said that a number "of real estate dealers; ihad-refused to. pay- their licenses', and' that he could no* colleot them until he caught, them sellihg;realtcstatei:. a fairly difficult task, Mr, Blackburne, .stated ,that insurr auce agents were/ compelled -to pay (Continued ',on page 3).' John f.''8weifctlng, cp.r. Industrial Commlsslonejtiiof Calgary, was In town last'.nlgWL and held a long conference with iVtpclals of the Sugar Co, When "leeh^^iifter the meeting by your corrsipi^dent, Mr. Sweeting stated thatWhe^^as making a report of hia visit-|��'^lre to the cp.r, officials at:>iM'#treal, but, of course, could not'ta^What the result would be. The KniB for the pla It Is situa his compai er-to hold; ,S,ve^^^,de nitudel; ;*!^ the sectibh on which 'He was Atisfled that Uld do all In^their pow-"dustry m Alberta, Mr. 'ed the shortVtlme In negotjjkte a deal and'^^XPressed su icht.mag-'Ise that l^the 6bi^:'knen;:son movliig an^iold''plant at theviienormous over the interest being displayed by the C.P.R., and It Is felt that If any one can make the beet Industry success- WITH PRINCESS PAMFR Well Upheld the Honor Canada and Won Fame Besides STRONG Anne ONyPRES-AlllE l>1 Many Fresh British Troops Arriving on the Battle Lin^l French Regain Trenches Near Labasselle and Soissolt Amsterdam, Jan. 19.-Via I/Ondovi 9:29 a.m.-Heavy artillery figttij�j|5 has been heard since early Moit;�w�. wjio have unwillingly been- gUiliy^iJj^fe. some infraction of the 'numerous ^to^^ scriptiwis." Ft^r-' Montreal, Jan; 1$.-A correspondent o� The Star, C, F, MacKenzie, in a despatch .sent from> Northern France, dated January 17, Sunday, tells at length ot the experiences in . , ., the trenches met by the Princess Pa- In the Vosges, but nevertheleti|i tricia's Canadian Li?ht Infantry. He was artillery QghtlnK In thue Paris, Jan. 19.r-Snow fell ye�t� in Belgium, in northern France, ful, it la-thls great Canadian corpora-1 says the Princess Patricias in their ttons of,the,llne,5tb^^ tlon. ? /. � , �  ? IN COURT IN REG I- court circles which does not .^Jas&son. .Tlaclc v.rp French War Otflce,' glveuw out ^>thli afternoon. French troops h*i;e,i*M cupled the trenchea at LiOialUf'"' previously given up-by-them ;td>: Germans. Yesterday Baw\no,:� flffhting at SoiSBOuB,: but nean Ba MouBBon, the French claim a-allgbi; yance. 1 , theJatterwas 4> �>^^ 4i ^ � i� � ..Much pleasure Is expreased here A^'4> S>,^'^' > ''TEDDY" TAKES HIS UNCLE .SAM TO TASK Medical Health Officer Siays^ ; Many Parents Desire Their Children To Contract Measles ? Ohairman and Membersj ... Board of Health, Lethbridge, Jan. 15, -1916/ I Gentlemen !-I have i. the honor to iiresent my report tor the year 1914 If you will refer to the. accompajiyin^ Isohedule you, wUl note : -Typhoid ............ 80 So, OPever,......... 30 Diphtheria'......... 8 �� Ohipkeft'^pox....... 43 'Measles ......^...... 5 ' Germ; Measles  � 2 Tubeifoulb^is",.;.....� i3 Smiill-pox'......... 5 Cere.' Sp,- Men ., 0, / Schedule shows ' comparison years, 1013 and 1912. Typhoids ?'OUr^;usual;,averaee from January 1914 " ' - 1913 , 1912 with 4 deaths 100 cases 5 deaths 80 cases 5 deaths �":'"53i ..r  0 3 0 . 0 0 ' 3,.' 0 ' 0 19 6 ' 71 354 5 2" ,11 If- 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 C( � '> ,1C every soldier I have  seen is agreed, the casualties}were- three killed, one other died later, and lour-teen wcjinded. "The killed included 04ptain Newton and two privates." INTO THE FIRING LINE Nine days ago, says the correspondent's dispatch, after two d4y�Vheavy majrching, 16 miles each,day,:vthroUj;h broken muddy roads, the Canadians came into thet firing lines; They paused at a ruined village and then set out at G o'clock inrtlfeievenlng for the trenchesj marchmg steadily: along sheltered roadways, reaching communicating trenches and relieving French troops at 10.30 o'clock:;; at night,, who had held' the line �before. . TRENCHES WERE'MUD,,HOLE^ The first and second companies'occupied the front trenches; ,;the; third and fourth companies. supporting,^i'in the secondary lines. The trenches k french official'' U --Paris. Jan.M 19, 4,B6^",#'*'^ French War .Office Stt�r out an' official at^tfimei^tf ^*;fi '^/'In Belgiam there'ha8'>b�en'' n^lBojA+fWftbf snoiy,, ^ Ithe region of Arfast /wltetei artillery on severaldltffereuti silenced the batteries, of (the enem � Austrian miner, was ground into eter- nity by a Blue line car at 6:45,last night. It all happened so quickly tjiat no one has ^ vqty clear idea' of just what transpired. The ,motorman, 'Perry Wateonv says that as 5he; rounded the loop to, turn his car bade onto 13th not show 'VP ,thei,spot,::as thevbb'dyl l^was on a sharp'curye and theficaysfotS light ;would shine straight, ah'ikiRi Commissioner Reid; who jreachjdjJ^tfi scene shortly after the accident, Bar tliat l^e headlight jightedy^l';: E^-PreBiden^ jHoojieyelt's eridi^'ni street, he saw what ap^ieared to be bell also reached the^^-spot^^Wltliin a a human form lying on ^ the 'east side jfew moments,'but the vlotin)(was of the loop directly on tl}e track. He incar'to death lo�r medical raid'to shut off the power, applied the cmer- sgf any avail, '$!'., ' or when he was first sighted, and though Watson did evVtbing in his '^^'^^^U^Se-r" s"5SI ^ I'i'!!.'} t.''''\^l cached them., and Jiadlthe' could not do so, and the man, was struck by the wheels; ,\the .fcnderiipass-iiig completely over him, the body be^ >ng so close to the Sgrpund. � ' The'wljeels did not, pass ^ over Wta, butjiground him mto Jbe^MrjrbKorfiwi'j ing;'his ^ohest and';sifi?�l^--'^"',i?ight^m,^.Th^,t~-*-only 'a fo9*;oi^po',\ej ..^ caf must fova-jiepnS^'i^rt'^i.B riiemjsers of ttie ambulance'c6r^ ruMjj- well sin hand; This IS the second,..fa "........ " '� � ,.-,Vi.i' 26 3362354? ;