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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Ms, WINNIPEG WHEAT Ch ......... 137% May .:........ M....... 1*2/4 July .............. 1'>314 VOLJJME VIIL^V;, WEATHER > Hiah'............IS;^ Low ...................... 13,; Forecast: Fair and cold , LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTil^ THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1915 NUMBER �34t^r:^p filf HALL BIG VICM HUNS ARE BLOCKED -+ + * * + + RUSSIANS ADVANCE + 4" + � + 4- * I^ZEM�SL STARVES Citizens' Gommittee After Three Meetings Throws Up Sponge, Praises the Commissioners, Leaves Estimates Untouched That lar-Iamed, much-blam�d Citizens' Advisory iiCommittee IS no more. It i)4BS8(i %tQ -the pages of histgry last night after,a brief but brilliantly check�ted carecti and the Mayor and CommissionBrs renewed their acquaintance with the pillow on account . of what the committee, m its 60-ininute, session, did last evening. ' After a few^remarks from the t*air-inan regarding some provision for un-coUcctable taxes, Mr. &. R. Marnoch lirought matters to a 'head, completely exonerated commission govern- Berlin, Jan. 21.-(Wireless to London), i:05 p. m.-The foUoWin* ofB-oial statement was issued at the war office today : "In the western theatre of the War only artillery duels took place yesterday between the coast aad^the Lys. Trenches at Notre Uamc de Lor^*!te, The losses of the Austnians have been so great that Wie tenth army corps which was entrusted with the task of raisinr the siege of Przemysl was given only two batteries of artillery to aid in its mtjvements. � RUSSIANS AUVANCB London, Jan, 21.-The battles both m the cast and the west now consist Gating for the Wounded in Russian and Servian Lines which we occupied on the day before largely of artillery engagements, with! yesterday were lost again today. occasional attacks by the infantry. ' FIUDNCH FIGHTINa FOR LILLE The French claim to have made tur-"Northeast of Arras the French re- ther progress in the roRion of Pout-peatedly attacked both sides of the a-Mousson, to which military men high road frcTi Arras to Lille, but attach so much importance. It is pro-were repulsed. Southeast of Berry dieted that the Oerman.s'will launch Bac we took two trenches from the a heavy offensive, as they did with French and kept them, not withstand- Rrent success at Soissons, to put a ing their fierce counter attackg. stop to the French advance towards; ST. MIHIEL PIGHT. RAGES' the roads to Metz. The Germans have! "French attacks OH: qur positions captured some more trenches in the south ;of St. Mihiel were repulsed. Argonne, but according to the French I Northwest of- Pont � a Mousson we orticial report these trenches were! succeeded in recapturing the position retaken. , wc evacuated three'days ago. In that Tlic only other matter of imporl-vleiiiity our troops .captured ;. f our :&nce disclosed by the official state-cannon's and-several prisoners. Fight- nient is an ititimktion hi the Berlin ing still continues for the remaiiwder communication that tJie Germans have i of the lost trenches. ^ taken a counter-oftensiye. in Alsace. I "In the Vosgcs northwest of Senn-. In Poland and Western Galicia the heim (Cernay), battles still proct-edi Germans-ahd Austrians continue iso-EASTERN SITUATION  IS tJN- lated attacks against the Russian CHANGED .� lines, which, according to the, Rus- "The Situation .in East Prussia re- sian report, have been repulsed with mams the same. An important en- heavy losses to the attacking forces, gagement to the east of Lipno ended The Russians are advancing slowly favorably for us. One hundred pris- through the mountains separating Bu-oncrs remained in oojr hands." kowina and Transylvania; and arc PRZEMYSL STARVES . approaching Dorna-Watra, a town of Petrograd, Jan. 21.-Prisoners re- some importance near the Roumanian cently taken in the.fighting about be- border. As for the Tur ish Caucasian ------ it is believed-that it will not jy , �^�T\f^^'^,,';"''TS^^^^^ sieged Przemysl.state that the garri- army, it is believed-that it will not meiit ; praase^ the^ commis^^^^^ J need, accord- retire to Erzerum, but will be put K iTmov^ t^^^^^ Kurfutof!, in readiness tor defence against the r;;"'4';{^"ni.'"Vf;�T-ta^ so-oniled bv wiio has arrived in Potirograd from Russians when they decide tion, which, after l�in� se^onaea^ny ^he Austrian front. Even horse moat vaw*. It is considered likely, to the! ad-I "'uTi^i'il,.T ^^'l^nr^nvfif in Iviirh IBB AUSirinn IlOnii. J^VOn noise vum.>o. J..U lo v-uiio.uci�u i.OW; Dr ^''^^'''''''.^^^^.^Et^ltr^Ltt^- is almost unobtainable for food. Ev- ever, that the Russians will be con-^^"T ^Lli �^Jh^^a^'TT i^- ery day transport horses are slaugh- tent-lor the present with the. success-man -resent, passiC.yitthout a dis ^^r^^ ^^^^^^^ ^j^^ soldiers es alrea,dy gained in^this region, and Sep voice. . '.aiidtlic stores are vitually empty, as, turn their attention to the Turkish a cori'siderable them were forces in Azerbaijan before invading plundered Ijydisorfeirly crowds. I Turkey. . �__ LL.- y ES IT ALL TO COMMIS-, SIONERS f'That this advisoi-y oommvttee on 'estimates, having conferrftd with the WfeSattlm- ^ items I of which'ha ,,. , , -. . . by the Mayor and'^Oommfiisionors, he coinpijttee i(?5p�Jisri^,d ^hat these a-fc^ed; ftave received I consideration by estima^eslist-subj the, Mftj;drw.p.,----------- view ip :tliW'S&6iiStaf-, and 'tuiftlifer that thesesconteinplatfed expenditures will yet receive their further consideration especially in view of the situation rcgardingimpaid taJces.' "Having regard.,to the general financial situation the committee - Rejoicing Because Ai^ ships are Able to dov What Fleet Can Nof ' Accomplish-Hun Sep-' ret Service Man Takdr| A'derman of Gas City Chosen to Oppose _^elson Spencer at Dominio!pl.ectiou--Choice Was^Unan: Sl^EOtGE BONE, CALLIE FOQiFBALLER, MISSIPfG Calgary-Spokane ExpreM to be Di�-continuad After January 26 .., , The fast express.fToin...Calgary to Spokane/via Macleod and.the Crop's commends'that the question of con- Nest Pans, 'f'".,f �J**�l*r�^,V this sideralion of reductions on the salat-, This *�JT�*i�V^*tTT�t offioi ies of the Mayor aad Commissioners moraiiig ^''?,,, .Jan. 21,--(Spe :cl�J.)-^Ald;^^rhr;- ^-.Boyd 'was.'jyester- �Liberals of the At^cine-Hat "Vlding,' to pofitfiat. ther aeat'111' tho. next Dom'iu-" '.ton'election, in opposition to Nelson Spencer, M.P.P., already nominated by^'the'GoiiRBrvalivea. .The Medicine Hat con'stituencv, at'>preB�xt held by W iAv"hucbanan, M.P., of\j^thbridge, is being cntuj), and Mr. Buchanan has oeen' nominated for-the new Leth-bridge seat.' Mr. Buchanan was the principal speaker at yesterday's convention.' f . .; At the opening of the convention, �which' was attended by 80 delegates from as far as one hundred miles , away, iL�rnc'LaidlBw was named pre- BOOZE CAUSED DEAf g OF JOSEPH HAI^I^O Was Intoxicated and Fell on ' Street Car - Track-Motors man Exorierated VICTIM'S SPINEBROKEN needed: - "That the deceased Joseph Ham-, ^ isko, came to bis death on the evening of Monday, January 18, 1915, at the now Fernie Election Declared Void; AnotherNeeded �Pernle, iB.C., J*n; 20.-(Special.)- As antlcipatsd, Rot.eB of the CalUe football team, and a'iid'eiit of the Medicine Hat Pednrai 1, lance-corporal in the famous Scottish Llberat association, and five vice-pre; i�� ^^'"^^ f^c^ on Thir- IflSldents and an eicecutfve of 15 were t^enth street North, by being struck also named. | hy street oar No. 1, belonging to the John H. Spencer, rancher, Medlome Lethbrldge Muniolpdl Railway, while Hat,; James Sergeant, Faith; P. j. Le the deceased was lying on the track" Marsh, winnifred; J. A. McCall, M. In an intoxicated condition. '^if'hU^li^*'! T/''r A"' "The jury exonerates Motorman Withdrew but Messrs. Boyd and Span- Watson from a'il blame, and are sat-cer. f)n the vote Boyd was chosen - - and-.-tben Mr. Spencer wltbdrew and made,the choice unanimous. Marnoch said in part: "When'coml'cast *t *e li^e 0^^^^^^ -missicVi government was first mooted .^^^^^^ T �t.tK^i,iTo .�,nT,i'ni.�,�,n.i election had been..voided:by :tiie manner In which the ballots had been numbered; ; being.- oonseoutively and in Lethbrldge, several citizens. thought there was no Use in keeping a cofiv and buying milk. Since this commit^ ''"T"*'''^'?^;""'^�vW'���=""" tee has convened, wo have all icceiv- | '"5,?''"^ stubs, cd an^ educatfon, and I wish  that I ?^o�"}tateB.calling apother el more could have been here and learn-1 " Is aritlclpaWd that there cd. \Vp are satisfied Tvith ccinmission form 6f government, and more than satisfied with our governors. The mayor, and oommlsBioners are not the same aa ^administrative bodies in other .cities. Whatever other faults they may hdve; we haye;;heeji shown that they are: on .t^ lob all the time. Tliete:is "a continaity of oiTlce which will be noi furtheir'iprij'o^edihgs' t^ the proclams^tlonV in .the usual 'way, and the returnby'^acolamatiou of those who received the highest hUmber of votes at tKp ^1^su^an.'el'pti^n.� Pititiher Creek,; AUa.; Jan. 26.-An Intervltfw was aocorded your correspondent this afternoon by J. N, K6t-. ties'of the T.. Lebal & Co.. Etd., in maKes for efficiency and there is al- ^.hich he stated that the total loss of il*''! f^*T Tuesday morning fire will b� the hclnji;j.T5!lio knows the city s busi- |ioo,000, which was doverea by'Ittiiir- S'^I^.JISy?!^" "xT.^/^-^v;,, wioe of �S2,000,:making a eomiHete OPPOSED TO NAGGING io, to the company; of aljout $76,O0I>, ^ "I.fancy.lAatthe^bommittee may made up asfollows! .^stoek,:$70,000; have been of spipe' benefit tci them, insurance, 88;000; biilWing,-$30,000, but we have hardjy touolwd on the msuranos, $5000, ' ? ; ; larger,.quest'ions, y^hlch'thoy semn-to.Mr. Kettles,- while not able .to give have well In .J�and,,il. am not ln:sym- aiposltivo' aasurands, - ajEprsssisd v the pathy. with the � policy of oootin\ially hope that the company Vould start up baiting them, bpt I believe, that they; again. In faot- that there', was a strong arc always open to , sugp^Jons. i;l,rprobabilUy that they, would,' ' * -*Bfo-al ways found, them ^enable'and ^ .......... .reasonahle. : "�.,, .���u-.r-';, ^ A CONTRACT "In, regard to the salaries/ \Ve^ap>-Pointed them al; stated salary,- made a 000tract, with them, and In ^view- ot this 1 .believe that any suggestions, aw out of*'orde;f. All we'can say m this regard, is that we are-all hard 'up. ','No doubt wo �tU-. all l>� attacked; ton the sijieet ajd asked >vhy 'we ididnjt: dosojnethiijgi;.!, J�ai- most ot-tsn of Ihe.salaiie&.of the city Eoliopi ilor, the^oity a'ssftespr, the stregLsut 'porliiTep!(^�ait and'the lire chieJrc.wW might toommend these to th8,att6nr tjon'of: the commissioners . * " | � ;'~''ipA|E �'8tJM#pribNst'''S''?." Black Watoh Regiment, Flandars, is missing. Bone left Lethbrldge with the first contingent, and was one of the' smiling faces in the car window as that memorable train pulled out. of the local; station amidst the cheers of a thousand voices on the eve of August 16. .. : The word comes In a letter from Marry Smith, formerly employe^ at the local freight office, who 'left as'a reservist at the same time. Writing from Flanders, in a letter to his wife, dBted...December 28, Smith says that he came upon a regiment of the Black Watch. He asked for news of Bone; and was told that a man named Bone, a lance-corporal, was missing. v-Frlends of Bone here declare that he was a lance-corporal when placed on the reserve list, and that it Is quite probable that this is the man to whom Smith refers. .. As the popular footballer's next-of- Alberta Women Have Organized Women'iU.FA. isfled that be did all he could to avoid the accident. . : "The jury are of the opinion that the fatality could have been avoided if a good and sutficieut light had been placed at 'this point, and would suggest that immediate steps be taken to have lights placed there. ' ' "We also find that the tenders on the street: cars are not being kept in proper working condition. "We commend the .City Chief of Police for the efficient manner in which he presented, tlie witnesses and evf-'-E. N. Higlnboth- The Women's CJivic' club'' needs more clothes for settlers ? in distress. Their supply is ex-. 4>'hauEted and the demand is . the demand are needed rlmme-' dlately. Take another look at your wardrobe and dee If there ? Isn't something you can spare ? in'this good causeii^'^^ '...'; : ? Is still no reliable .Information vM'tq!; whether the raldara if;ere ZapjialUtiii;!^: PBrsetals or aeroplanes. 'AVibuf'Hh^^^^ Admiralty thinks Is evldentlr iiot^ib:-Ing: to bo revealed, for sot a ainglefr'-' line hearing upon the Inoldantvhais^' been officially published. � 'also remarkable that i'.sto have..'h'ea|;^'.'tjis^''' �anapwhether.'orj'riafa'D jr'saw ^em.lfl''�xtreiI^y|! M fotkr-T^ci talk '6fhivliiK"'^6ha�fT'i| _ " ihai�*,l�odia|i;,te-'" ' " London, Jan.' ^1. 4.12 ,a.m':2 Bterdam,dispatch to thavDatly;': '��y�-:-.' �' ^ V �'� �'%fe'^:>'es3?v'?i�a  "Reports from Germany 1 decUreif" that the news of the air raid on Sftgr:!^ land has been, received there ;�lttt5'( great enthusiasm. Emperor WUIiatio;:^:! has sent a congratulatory-messajje'^tp^fije Count Zeppelin." ' " Berlin, Jan. 21; via L�B�OBVl0lbKf5 a. ra;-"The isoiatibaot the ^British V Isles is conquered successfullyi the Morgen Post in its commeatlc|n'^ the air raid made by the' GermiCiib^nv^ the English east.-coaiti:i^-^^f^M^i "Of what use to Great BUtalnU' it. adds, "are the :SurroiiiMlidK^'B(ff''^^%ig war vessels il our iiirshlpseia vater and drop bombs." ' ')i The Tages Zeitung mpresies' faction at thov firstsir !.^>Mr hopes it Will be (oUotfradv'byi while the Tageblatt' saysit' clear that the North Sea-'itT drance to^ Gettn�iiuslc�hipli;r�.'f; GBRMA*I;SEeRBT�0li|MC3i Three real liVe full-hJlpoded. Germans, appeared in police courli'lihis mommg , - Si,'l.' .St*r8*  1 as^sals for the 7^ raid 'over ^Kn Schmidt, ^vho-couJdn't^k^aWK^^ � ifd\is?rde^^^^^^^ J�r New, Y>k. a word being drunk i^, . , .4 ,,,,j,,, dence to. the juiy."-E. N, i Edmonton, Jan. 21. - At Wednes- am iWeman; J. Harris, J. Luckwell, day's, afternoon session., of the wo- j ,^ Petts, J. O. JOnesi, J. H. Ogllvle. . men: delegates to the convention . of That is'the-^'evdlct of Coroner Hum-1 the United Karmers of Alberta, the ; phries': jury on the death of Joseph ~ iL. -i. question of organization was thor- Hnn-iiskQ- ^l�fV"u2iv"i,li?Sr''nr'%^? ?.�eWy threshe'd,^and as result : ^^Cstkrtllng feature of the inquest Blone had a sister at New Dayton, 1 executive which will act' until the ITZ^t mfi�rinortrd^^''mBBlL ^- "'^^''''-^ >�^^\ W'thV"suggSstT(ni" Of", foii'i play^ and he Is the man reported as msslng. -.ij^j^^c^jg: a-provisional.provincial itg explanation by E. N. Higlnbotham, foreman; ; . Mr."HiEinbotham said that he had. heard various ramoi^s of a row among some of the miners preceding payday (Monday), and that:he had asked Dr. Camp'tiell'to. maks; a post-mortem ex-aminatloti'of the'remains, ^as the doctor in ,hls',reniarks to him had stated that TR'lth. Vthose injuries" .the debeasj ed ish'buld -have lived -for. hoursi-aft'ei' the car struck him.".':Whereuppn the coroner ordered a post-mprtem-; exam- IraSeguirarut\ GXP. Officials to VmtOil Well J>a" B,' Segu'r oF Grand Trunk Pacific officials, are on their way v^est \^W%Kl?t''n^ but since the war she has returned to Scotland. Smith's letter contains some interesting news of the fighting.- On Christmas Day he ate his plum pudding within sound of the guns. ''Tou might reinember me to all the kind friends vthat ask for me," he saysj "and tell them that I am O.K. I will write a letter to the Herald later". He enclosed in his latter the Christmas cards sent out to all the soldiers by King George and Queen Mary, and the PrinoesB Mary. * He says further that the Canadiaifs were reported as being not far from where he was stationed at the tlnie cf writing, but tbat.he. had'not'had an opportui^ity .of .seelnp: aByv,ofvthem. In another letter to Robert'W; Long, freight agent here, Mr. Smith says in part; "Our division- Is still in Erange, The French soldiers have relieved the British, and that accounts for us hiving a rest here. ITou could hardly credit the destruction the Germans' have done. The it)>wn of --^,-',a splendid place, is all In ruins. We passed through it before it was bo'mr barded, and came; through acain when: it was in ruins.: You peonle out there: dun't realise ithe..tales 'you bear,, but waH: if'J am spared;- 1 will; Ife't you knojf something of ,the troth. 'We V,ei;e;;w!isln^:o)�-iplaoe a Jiort .'tlmei . , next annual convention of the United Farmers of .Alberta. The .women will adopt for the time being the cc�istitution of the U. P. A, and will reflect upon the needs reconstruction in any part of it during the next year, when they will be prepared, to bring its amendments as may be necessary. The result was arrived at after a lengthy discussion in a conference between a committee of the women con-:Inatlon. The.dc-ctor found that Hani- Bergmann came und*r^: the v Bahrt|^ and costs or 30 :dayfi:>,,;.:;-:;;:;;.'. �iJj*:mt!>ei?:'C^ite^ Carl Gaschke, a sa:usa6era.aker;ip�>a8�?5jpn,:i'>The .,,; charged with having;A:>thre�tewd!j':Bte^ landed at Gibrftltar. ,; wife, and when asbed-^bylfMagisiiit^^Ui-f.-^i-^.:,....... - .......---ii^mu Elton if he was, guil|y�fe^[email protected]^ LIFE: ATTACKED ^ didn't done it.. I Iike,iiiM^teiy#i^;-vG�fleva, -via' �Pairis, Jan. 21. Mid-Gasohke took the st�>i4pD*^ia'it�ja*'i^nJgh^^ Abbas :HUmi .pJ her husband chasede,f6i�:bfVhii-:rposslble for him to head the ami' \ �aa6Mcbswith^whioh it is planned "to iBTado"'''V''  �  Egypt at the present time. - CAVALRY BRIGADE FOR oilJA- M ' � DiAN mmiBM not own sisting of Miss Reid, AUx ; Mrs. Zen-der, of Provost, and Mrs. Ross, amd the men in session, who in turn appointed a-c�mimittee to act for them. also.- I ..waB, standing', close by, but luckily:.wasvnot hit,' have had a-lucky run myself. Our captain and doctor, have been wounded, *and several of our sappers have been killed, but our squadron has been fortunate. . ; . Wish all the boys, a'prosperous New; Year for me, and explain that I cannot write as often ras I would like, because paper and'ink' are like ^qney-rvory scarce, bevvery/oareful, These letters are all: censored ibefore they.leave, and one cailnot get.tooAmanyln at once. Everyone has to' have a ichancei^so you pan .pxplnlfiimatters. , . The peorta Blko'had a .broken spine, in addition to his other injuries^ Which accounted for hlS-practically, ipstf^nt demise;: .."v The /doctor was',- satlsfiedi cafteri the examination, tha't\the'.-man was ilylng when struck, so that the 'sugj^estlon that he hdd'.li'edki- fio^ten 'dr* po&glbl>' murdered and 'lBid-.the' traolr, was ridiculous-. :� �-:�/ ii'-i-ft^Sr-^'i..:. ��. >�-' - ,-The levfdenceiprod^pfld 'Showed unmistakably, that.^ rMi^m|Bkoiwho had come'down town tc'S^P^ his wife at the hospital, strayed' 'from -"the straight and narroy path, ,1^94 became Intoxicated.  One ..Wltnes8,;-Andrew Senna-chuk;,,wfio adhfltl^ed that he had also had a-fei^ drlnkflV ,l)�di walked \with HaraisKo 'frpBj'^ th,e.v*Windsor Hipteji, and �1ielp"ed.."hlm'.;;oh the bar. i He'was; nctf.yeW drunlir aVthat'tiiife, but the .JieatiOfilhAli.Qfirf'-)^oo eaeh, and f"*" the followlne from a conwipondr'!:^i,:RV go his own bond forl-|jOQO, to keep the ppacB, or go toYithflr barracks lor 90 dns The accuse^''preferred to work fcp the Canadian' government; SHOES FOR JOHNINY 'CANUCk ptta^jfa, Ont:,; Jan. Ml-jiOrdereVvl"* it is: said, be placed shPrtiysfor 150,000 pairs of boots for thr;'Ganadlan: soldiers by the Militia depirtmeht; The new boots, will be |uodelIed more closely upon the firitlah-boot, and will be of a more durable quality. " ^ The shoes Issued.toiithe;: 1st contingent fiWere much too Jliht�^ui-e thejcondltions at SailShUfyi'-'Tbe*^'^^^^^^^ blunt ;qalf;-yhioh*:'*iB�^ .very.cointoHab;e;�hhe}Mre>^^^^^ epough to endure, NEW! B.C. ,,^lEtn has the following from a ent with the Canadian contin Salisbury: �'* - . "Col. Victor Williams has deoijded to accept the command of a cs^valry ' : brigade which is to leave Canada^tjorH-gt England shortly." ^/ BRITISH JBWS.PLBASI London, Jan. 21.-Great sa tion is felt in Jewish^ circles oi:^ coming departure fori th^e'' '-ftod;' Rabbi Michael'. Adler, senior ' chaplain to,�the British, fOi50| appointment being ',>t^e. firs* kind; .The, num6er-<  '-service exceeds-10^1) basis" bt^percentaj^ "OAClA^'icO s^nUtlyesVt^^ ef Dacla", JioyJ" 16 ;