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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT May vihiiit .... .. .. .. 14614: May o�t� .... ...... 6SVa May flax ............... 166 , WEATHER High................... 2.5 Low................... -11 ' Foreoaat: Fair; milder VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERtA, ; FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 19115 NUMBER 41 EIGHTEEN 0 That is S c h o ol Board's Surplus on the Current Account for Past Two Years ESTIMATES SLASHED It cost $117,781.88 to operate the Lethbrldge Public schools last year. The revenue amounted to $128,342.20 -BO that the actual surplus 'was ?10,-560.32. In 1913 there was a surplus of ?7,-034.13, SO that the Board starts out the year with a book surplus of 118,494,45. This amount, howe'Ver, is included in $55,000 unpaid taxes. , The auditor's report was submitted Bt the School Board meeting last night and the estimates for the year attacked with a vengeance. "An Item of ^S,-085.21.-was found in. the list of assets for which debentures could be issued, and the sjecretary was authorized to take the neoesBary steps; � The expenditure iB capital, but was taken out of current revenue, and must be re-ira-ibursed from the sale of debentures. Theaaaets are |64i020.Bl, while the liabilities are |45,526,06, making a surplus of �18,494.4B, ?7934.13 being balance brought forward from 1913, and 110,560.32 representing the actual surplus for 1914. The biggest asset is 155,524.96, still owing by the taxpayers. The actual operating cost for the year was ?117,781.88, but the total expenditure was $120,126.02, the differ ence being made up in capital expenditure out Of current account. The following shows the way the ajie fell on the preliminary survey of the estimtes: ; Expenditure Estimated  ' 1914 1915 Teachers' aalartes $56,697.50 $50,805.00 'j^et^chers' supplies 1,466.73 800.00 jaijitprs' aalaries.. .Tanlto^B,'; supplies, aepalrs.. ,., ----- Qar^^irls .salary ifufei;. � Watef.. .. Gas .. ____ . Library., .. iSv'g classes. Sundries.. ;. 5,586,66 5,586.66 477.85 450.00 3;077.82' .1,000;00 1,200,00^ 180j�0 3,718.09 398.00 40.19 159.74 225.00 1,156.01 3;ooo.oo 398.00 40.00 200.00 000.00 300.00 South African M,P. Bailless on Treason Charge Bloenifontein, Orange River Colony, South Africa, via L6ndon, Jan. 29.-A pi-ellmlnary bearing iti the case of Bar-end Wessals, a member of the South African Parliaraeut, who was arrested early in December on a charge of treason was held here yesterday. According to the evidence, he induced five hundred burghers to join the rebels. T'he case was adjourned without date and Wessels was held without ball. b 0. NOMINA Will be the Liberal Standard Bearer in Fight in Bow River in the Next Election CHOICE UNANIMOUS , $7-5,790.77 $64,269.66 To.taLsaying: jnade to. date. Including salaries: $11,521.11, plus cut of $100 .on secretary-treasurer's salary, equals, $11,?21.11. The" gheral estimates, including overdraft interest, exchange, insurance, taxes, telephones. Improvements to grounds, debenture principal and interest were not touched. The secretary-treasurer's salary, which 'was cut some time ago from $1299.96 to $1200, Is included in the general. Under this head the expenditure last year' was $41,991.11.. . , _ Calgary, Alta., Jan. 29.--Qeorge Lane was enthusiastically and unanimously acclaimed Liberal standard bearer for the Federal Bow River riding at a largely attended meeting of delegates at the Paget Hair yesterday. The sentiment in his favor was solid to a man, from the farthest north to the extreme soiith of the elongated riding, and the only other nominee of the convention, W. J. Wlnnington of Wiunington, withdrew in a neat little speech in which he favored the well-known Alberta rancher. C. B. Reilly so frequently and freely spoken of as a possible candidate, also.joined in wishing ..Mr. Lane'God-speed in his oanfjldature. .Altogether, it .T|yas a harmonious convention, undiBtU^bed. by a single jarring note, and iwas attended by ,over a liTO4redi,a^ffig�ieS.-!JBdsi^^ a typi-r�Ha'Bpefe6H>.dt?TO from .their Ctttaaiakte, (Udm.'mae, whose appearance, evoked, rouiid after' round of prolonged applause, Hon. C. R ;Mit-cheBl, provincial ti'easurer, for whose sake George Lane once resigned his seat In the Bow Valley provincial riding, spoke, paying pronounced tribute to the worth aiid ability bf the nominee, and a round, of reso'mtionsjwere approved. These latter endorsed free trade relations with Great Britain, reciprocity with the United States, provincial control pi. natural -resourceB, expressions of loyalty towards Great Britain in the present crisis, full approval of Sir Wilfrid Laurier'a policy, and an expression of sympathy with the large number of working men out of employment, and with the business men feeling the force of a wide-spread depression, which It asserted the Liberal policy was designed more than anything else to rectify. GERMAN CRUISER KOLBERG ADDED TO TOLL OF ENEMl IN SUNDAY'S BATTLE Young Ontatio Is Reluctant To Volunteer OttawH. Ont., .fan. 2ii.-Young men in rural Ontario are shewing a mark-p(l vc'iuchinei! to volunteer ror the front. Tho.v -.wc. measuring up to the .stKUtlard their forel'iithers did at the time of llie Riel rebellion, declared Mr. C. K. Alyawortli of Madoc, Ont., retiring president of tlu; Dominion Land Surveyors! associaUoii, at the annual bantiuet of the members lield here last Tells American People 3 Things-Says Allies are Doing Dirty Work bf England FAIR PLAY FtoM U.S. /^Mcfi'mimmD". THEl BRITISlCSHIPS ENGAGED IN SUNDAY'S � .^RTH SEA FIGHT. �THE.PmNO^^ ROYAL IS A SISTER ' SHIP TO .THE LION. THEY ARE SHO\Vi^i$ ONE. THESE BATTLE CRUiaia^ ARB THE FAST Geneva via Paris, Jan. 29, 2:15 p. WNG Of? Th|: BRITISH NAVY, m.-Crown Prince Frederick William . i^cjjujon, Janl 29.-An ikfiofel state-ot Germa.n>:, has sent, .to ; the loiial, meiit issuedb^J^ii. Admlialty�a?s .corre.spbndent of the "associa-ted press , "The German' cruiser Kolberg in'response to a request for a state- ported to have been sunk'in S ment on the-war, dated Jan, 22 : battle in the North Sea, according I "You ask me to send message to ff};-^ "^^^^^'^ the American people. Being an 6:licet and'no diplomat 1 have no right to --" do so, out if you..like, I will tell The Kolber? was one of four sister you three things :...... light cruisers'built in 1908 and 1909. "Fiirst-Kvery single German and The other three were the Mainz and Austrian is quite certain that we will the Koeln (Coin) sunk on August 28 come out on top and will give his in the He'iigoland battle, while the last drop oi blood to this end. third was the Augsburg, sunk by a "Second-We are convinced that the Russian torpedo in the Baltic in Sep-day will come when the peo. le of tember, after it had bombarded Libau. Kussia and France.will fmd out that These ships were of 4350 tons, 24, they are only doing the dirty work Unots, carrying twelve 4.1 inch guns, for England. and costing about $2,000,000 each. "Third-We expect from America They carried about 360 men each, absolutely fair play in all questions. "These are my personal ideas, but-- a good many of my countrymen feel the same, "(Sgd.) Wilhelm, Kron Prinz.'' General Obregon Entered Mexico City Yesterday -Fight on Streets Marked Event Finding of Crude Oil in Drilling for Water Raises Hopes in South Town WANT DEVELOPMENT Cardston, Jan. 28.-(Special).-Mr. Czar's Forces Make Dash for Konigsberg--Invasion Further South This Time--Germany Rushes Troops to Aid Petrograd, via London, Jan. 29, 4.48 p.m.-The advance of the RuMlan 10fh army Into East Pruaaja foll'owa virtU' ally the linet of the firat marctt af General Rennenkampf, exeapt that th'� point aeleeted' for the invaaion ia fur* ther to the northward. Thia waa don* to avoid a re.oetltlon of the Ruaar�n defeat in the Mazurian Laka diatrltt. The preaent Ruaaian Invaaion la un*-derstood to be more fully preparad and in greater force than waa the fIrat' "l R. E. McArthur has been cruising ,,d, , before, the aim of tha f, around Cardston lookmg for oil leas-^j,^ German fortreaa of Kon. '-^^ igaberg. es, ami, in the course of his travels, found some very interesting specimens, - _ - .,.,.ui. .� , ol paramn wa.v and other promising ^JrfThar.hl rVrT.,rih!. V!>r !..*J^' indicafcos, so it is possihxt ^J^S'^^^l*^^ that a company may be in here drill- rm!ii%o�l in !hi. rlL^^ J^vf iug soon. Mr. McLay, an experienced '"JL�In'rh.�nt!?i�,.r^^^^ driller, and also Mr. Mills of Cal- "'l^^'r*"''^^ thDlZt "� gary, have also visited . the. district J;"'?'^'^" *� el^lan fo�l. in the last few days. The company .^."^'7 these gentlemen are interested * in , l*!* ^/'"ht Hu..^�. f r�m ?r�k.�^^ holds leases in the Cardston district f:!''M.,.,Mf, ^ ONLY THREE KILLED and tliev are more than pleased- with the indications of oil, and think that when oil is found in coiriitiercial iqwan- WILL WEAKEN GERMANS 'IA;, ituiuioHwi-, Russian military, expertsCargue^tMt^; titles, that it will be in: the cards-.'this R"^^'?^'^ ton district it will -Wj ...ttme. �-^M.i.-^i^ ^"�r^r?T�&S52f'l Consider^le; comment.^a^v>takea nv^^ xi Leavitt,, but thev.facts of the tier ^^^fm^,^^%^J>^:2 to this 12 feet, the rope ' and"" tie ---^^.^^^ , f,,f)�.,rt iinv. a>nn also requested that no vacancy be created for her at the expense of aAOther teacher, stating that, she would, not be party to anytliiiig that would work a hardship on another teaclicr. At first the board, was inclined to grant, her first reqiiest, with regard to salary, and a fhption to'that clVect wa.s made by Mr. Scott. Mr, David-sou objected. "On the strength of what we know now," he said, "1 think we should be prepared to go a step further, rather.than to back up. Let the arts course be! discontinued now. If we start out tonight,be retracting, no tellihg where wb,%yill end up, and we have got to .face -this, situation as it is. rll move an. amendment to that motion that Miss Nimmons' letter be filed, and. that she be advised that the board, regrets that it cannot gi-ant her request, and that the board appreciates, her'attitude in-regard to not asking us to create a vacancy for her,- anxl that it hopes she will reconsider, the lattei part of her request." � l\ir. Scott withdrew, his; imotioh, and the amendment pag,61;aisa�.'original motion, everyone but'Mr; Hig-inbothani voting for.-I Mr. Hamilton submitted a memo in j regard to the cost  of the pre-voca-' tional classes. By re-arrangihg the classes and teachers, and taking on some of the woij'k' himself, Vboupled with the [act' that the government helped to boar the cost with special grants, the classes would cost only about. $700 per annum. Mr. Davidson : "It is not. a question of lilie value,of those classes for that IS generally admitted, nor is it .so much a question of their cost. But they arc preventing us from jnaking .savings, I am sorry they, were ever started. It much easier.'not to. do a , thing at all than to .undo it."', ' .' (Continued on page-3).' PRINCIPAL OF PINCHER CREEK SCHOOLS WILL GO WITH 2nd CONTINGENT FEED FISH TO THE CANADIAN SOLDIERS Ottawa, Ont.. Jan. 29.-Canada's fisliting men will be permitted to have fish added to the rations in the future. , As a result of uildings.-nearby caused his soldiers to open up a fusiladc which however, lasted but a short *irae, Af- Jonden? ^'^Zs^.^VZ ^T^"^ tT ^l^^rfc-^ufs ^Tto^i?", a townbetw. and V cojntctt perswis lymg^ ,^,,^1; ^.^^^ ^.^.^ the RaKn^J- 9" PF"^*}'*"/'''^''?.^'^ anticline that has been most-popular ^''�"c>' skirts the Russian bordet.^^yas; with most of the experts that haVe accomplished after an artillery, bom^ been in to look over the district, and bardment andJiattle lasting'all: the experts buzz around this anti- January 24. Many buildings JnPjU^ dine like bees around, a honey pot. kallen were destroyed by aheUflre/f What wc desire most now is- that some of them will sink their bills into the ground and bring out the-stulf. Three wells have recently been drilled on this same section, 32-2t26, and in each of tlic three wells-oil has been encountered, and the. water from all dead iii the Plaza. Montreal Police Protect Resorts; an Investigation' t' Montreal, Que., Jan. 28.-Agitation, , , . for a judicial Jnquirv into alleged ccl-' three wells is so .impregnated with , . ' / , ^, , oil It IS verv difficult to:get stock, to 'laboration between the police depart-; di-jnic it The oil gaintc in the. Cardston district begins to show lively .indications Motherland. Mr. Brett of Manitoba ing in Canada may add fish to the sol- necessai-y authority to begin such an ment of the city of Montreal and the opei'ators of various resorts and gambling liouses in the citv has reached a ' "'^t 't may be the real-thing,, as a ^ ^ number of eminent oil men have been P�^"-y"�:f the onus for such an in- j, ^j.^^,,^^ ^^re firequenting the quiry is placed directly on ^he^ city i j,istrict ; and in every case the great-council. The Board of ControLat last surprise is expressed at:the nutn-nights meeting adopted a motion by ^er of .indications of. oil ^in. the disr Gontroller-MacDonald, who is respom trict, tor there is one fact always-to s.ble for the police department, re- ijcpt in mind, that others may I commending to the city council that, ^^^ik of black oil but we got it out the council vote^ he Board of Control ^,,6 earth years ago aSd used it will fill the vacancy. diers' rations, if they so desire. Inquiry. i for greasing machinery and killing mange on cattle, long before any oil FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, Jan. 29.-The Prench WanOf-fice this afternoon gave out an offti; cial report on the progress of the war,', as follows: r... ,-.r:' "The day of January 28 saw noth-s ing more than local engagementa J which resulted favorably to u�.-- "In Belgium, in the Ticlnity of Nleu^. port our infantry secured a footing oa. Grand Dune, a locality which was mentioned in the communication of Janu- ' ary 17. A Gerrnan aeroplane >a8,; brought down by our artillery, fire: ; "In the section of Ypres, Lena and ^ Arras yesterday, there wore 'artlK^^r" engagements, which at times becabie fairly violent. iSeveral infantry , ati tacks were undertaken, but at ones driven back by our fire. ^ "In the seqtlons of SoiBsous, Ora-onrie and ReimB there is.nothing^to report. ; * Between Reims and Tin i the Argonne Farmers' Side of Sugar Factory Question Raymond Beet Raiser Goes> Very Fully Into Some Farmers' Gbmplaints To Clear Up Doubt^ boom started and long before., there yesterday saw artillery, engagements, Is southern Alberta soil and climate low price, that they could responsible for the intended removal to build a factory,' even of the Knight Sugar factory from Ray- turned a 'wheel. The factory was ex- Avas any excitement, and' if! it was here then it is here now. The choicest anticline, according to the most eminent geologist that has been in the locality, will, he believes, prove in the near future that- the iirst district to produce .oil in paying -----�/''^f^ ""tf ,r f^' L?n,l fhV and as most of the work is done by F,:"''-^, f^rV ?f �'Tw<=^'Lr�i^nL,. i^^ small children,