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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May wheat 1EOli May May flax 186% WEATHER High 10 Forecast: Mod. VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915 NUMBER 67 PREMIER ASQUITH VIRTUAL BLOCKADE Assessor Meech. Springs a Sur- Lethbridge About Same asl 914 WILL MEAN SLIGHTLY HIGHER TAX RATE 1915 ,579.530 (J14.505 "City Assessor.iMeech submitted Ms assessment roll to the council Uils morning. The reduction iii the to- tal rateable over last year, for city purposes, IB and for school purposes The figures are as follows: 1914 Buildings Super assess. Pers. Prop.... Income... Totals (Rateable) 1315................-. Reduction, or IV-: pei cent. The -gross absesBment, 'which In eludes exemptions, last year was and 1915 it IB a reduction of or a per cent, reduction on the borrowing power of the city. The exemptions total The .rateable school assessment IB as follows: JI1H..'. A.' reduction of or li per cent, The1 gross school aEgegsinent toi This year it is It-Iii i to the nrobable rate, as the estimates thoroughly revised, but judging from the.manner in which commissioners and '.members of the school .board are .wielding the hook, they will largely overcome the retluc- 1lon in .the assessment; which natural- ly 'will offset Ihe allowing made to some extent, for as Lhe assessment is reduced .the rate is increased. Mr. Meech says, he has endeavored to make-the assessment uniform and equitable, and the reductions cover [practically the whole The as- sessment in North LeLhbridge, rough- ly, remains largely as it waa in 1914, tout this represents virtually a cent, increase in proportion to the re- mainder of- the city- It is possible, if not probable that the assessed valua- tion is higher than any selling price at Ihe present time, but if it is uniform no great harm can be done. Real es- tate IB not made more or less intrinsi- cally valuable, regardless of what the offlclaleBtimate may-Ije. The land as- seaament in .Lethbridge is lower than in any city in the weaL The council appointed Mayor Hardie, City Assessor Meech and City Clerk "Steven as the" assessment committee for the-year, and as'Boon as the com- mittee confirms, the figures set out in the report, the council will proceed to set a dale for the court of revision. ALLIED FLEET HAMMERING UP DARDANELLES WITH 15-INCH GUNS Raymond is Happy Today -I- -I- -i- Work on the Factory Stops "r v" Does Government Object? Raymond, Alta., March on dismantling the Knight Sugar factory for removal to Layton, Utah, stopped suddenly this morning. The Dyer Go. of Cleveland, in charge of tHc work, issued the order, ttll- jng the men to conic around tomorrow morning when they will be paid off, What is the cause for the sudden cliancie in plans? The Dyer Co. refvjscd to talk. Not a word can be gathered from the Sugar do, officialc, who absolutely refuse to divulne the secret. Eut there is a strong feeling prevailing around Raymond that the pro- vincial government has stepped in and demanded a "show-down." When the coriTJanv first came to Raymond they were given a large acreage of Irnii, freedom from taxation for 20 years, and the government arranged to firing the machinery, worth msnv thousands of dollars, across the line duty free. It is firmly believed the government waited until it became evident that the company did not intend to fulfil its contract, when they decided it was time to move. And the result so is highly satisfactory to Hay- monri. Death Calls Dr. McClure; City Loses Good Citizen FIFTEjBN INCH NAVAL1 GUNS ARE BUSY HAM31ERIXG THE DARDANELLES TOUTS. ABOVE IS t PIC- TUfll'3 OF THE INFLEXIBLE, CARRYING BIGHT iMXCII GL'XS. SHE IS ONE OF TIIK ATTACKING SQUADRON.. A complete Jist of the ships At .the head of the fleet Is the cueing the outer IVFIC the Jirit- in forcing the Dardanelles is nofc (Juecn one oi Hngl ami's ish battleship which available, out reports from latest which Iins truck, by ;i and had and other points say that 20 large! been commissioned since the war be- three men hilled and live voumled, vessels arc taking pjrt, and tlie re-! gait and which ruuuuts eight 15-inch the British battleships Irresistible, poet issued by the Uritish admiralty guns. The Queen F.lizahcth look putt Vengeance; Cornwivllis, Albion and up to Friday night; mentions no less jn that for the Majestic, each of vhich carries four 10 of these. Previous reports first time these monster weapons had 12-inch guns, and llic Triumph, which mentioned others, including the In- been used and, ar.cording to Ihe ad- has font 10-jnch guns, and the French flexible, that were not engaged on nniralty report, they did their work hr.ttloshipK Gaulojs, Bufi'ren Thursday or Friday, the period cov- "with great accuracy." Charlemagne; each of which carried creel by the. admiralty statement. Other, ships which assisted in sil- lour 12-inch guns. FRENCH SOCIALISTS WANT WHEAT PRICES FIXED Paris, March Social- ist groin) of Parliament on called upon Premier Viviani and insisted upnn the necessity of the government fixing the maximum price of wheat and'taking measures to prevent speculation. Pioneer Dentist of Southern Al- Been a Leader Tomorrow T CUJITLJ Neutral Ships Will Not be Seized but Cargoes Will Come Under Control BIG WAR VOTES ALSO ASKED FOR Allies Win Champagne Advance o- TURK PRISON'URS TAKEN" Toulon, .via Paris, March 1. .V cruisur. has arrived here with a number-ot Turkish prisoners aboard. ATTACKING INNEH-VoRTS having coin- the destruction of the Torts at j Churchill May be Next Viceroy Death claimed one of Lclhuridge's most estimable and valued citizens on .Saturday when Dr. Robert Chebiicv McClure crossed the after a long period of poor health, Ins demise being immediately due to an affectation of the stomach. J Dr, McClure was a man of iiig I ideas, large activities and immense fortitude arid courage. Most men in i his London, March establish- ment of a virtual blockade o( hostile countries is Great Britain's reply to Germany's attacks on merchant enlpt, as announced officially today by Pre- mier Atqulth in a momentous speech in the House of Commont. The Allied Plan The plan of the allied government! for the regulation of shipping from and to ports of hostile nations, con- templates the prevention of commod- ities of every kind reaching or leaving ports, without, however, involv- ing risks to neutral vessels or their The Allies will hold themselves at liberty to capture goods presumed to have been ordered by hostile coun- ties deemed to be destined for them. They have no Intention, however, ot great confiscating ships or cargoes which are detained, unless they are liable to confiscation under normal of More Money Voted The Premier revealed these meae- urea of ID Parliament and the nation on introducing the third and fourth votes [or credit to meet ex- T uncut the past seven oi" cie of India umpire Dr. McCiu the good light in spite :.ui seen ortds, th'afc would condition of health would -have I pensea of 'the war. "These are, reipect- thc past seven or eight years! ivcly, a vote of to balance London, March is a strong Retaking of Przasnysz by Czar's Forces Strengthens the Eastern Allies ALLIES MORE CONFIDENT TODAY THAN EVER London, March 1. 4.26 Speaking in ihe House of Com- mons today, Premier Asquith made the declaration that at no more confident than today that the' Allies would ultimately achieve victory. Paris, March I.VVIa., p m war om'ce ?ave out the iol- time had the government been owing statement-this afternoon: IA "There is nothing to add .Jo the communication of yesterday "evening except that in Champagne, the differ- ent supporting posit.ons we v v v v v vely secured now form a continuous chain two kilometres in length to the north and northwest of Perthee. and .hat in "the Vdsgcs pur attacks made slight progress at Cliapelottc, three kilometres north oi Celles. GERMANS TALKED TOO SOON London, March, Peltograd de- spatch to Router's Telegram :Co. ;ives a semi-ollicial statement issued .here which says ihe entrance ol tlie Dardanelles, the 'jH-obablllty, according to reuorts, that allied dect of ilritish and French war- Right Hon- Winston Snencer Church- ships, the greatest which has ever first 'ord of Lhe be heen in action, now is attacking the Lho Viceroy of India. The ru- inner, forts uhich heretofore have mor lias been tllc eubiect of mr.ch between Turkey and, invasion (comment recently in the lobby of the by ihe sea. Aunnrrntly Ihe not iriUislaml Uic grcal bornbard- uicnts, anil they had been lev- filed and rloswk'd by their defenders, men wnrc landed from the ships tn 'crushing odds, th'afc- would have ground a man of less courage, into powder. His life has been a. record of activity, endeavor, service and achievement.' best can uc said of him, tlmt he expenditures of'the-current fiaca'l year, making the total cost of eight -mouths of ivar 0.0 .aiid.'.an- of the flrflt tlie year opening April 1st. Germany Forced Blockade "Germany Jj'as driven her opponents to auojji measures to prevent commod- ities of every kind from leaving or to a Reduction of 13 Percent IT I re Chief Hardy's alternative pro- Some Doubt Yet if the Canucks Have Seen Action Ottawa, March word has yet. When the battle ol Przasnysz was position, submitted to the council this still at its height the Germans an- morning, in regard to the curtailment nounced that it was a striking vie- of expenditure in his department, was lory them anrt that they toot adontad to take effect March 1. The much booty and numerous prisoners, iiropoaition is as follows: "Tn reality, when our troops at thuj "That a reduction of 13 Tier ceut. be commencement of the battle made aj made In salaries, which will amount to general retirement, there remained a; the sum of The above has been mere handful of men who defended 'agreed to by the members of the -de- with desperation the first approaches partment." to the town and then fought valiant- i The police department will come In ]y in'the the enemy for further pruning thfs afternoon..at a 1 House o[ Commons, and also in the a fncnd Although his reaching said the Premier outer ,.rls could m cir. WBa utl gern ften complete Hie work, while mine sweepers cleared a passage for ships jj] the Straits. SERIOUS WORK AHEAD Hfore serious work is now ahead, ior-the all-important Tort's arc aL Kilict Ualir and Calinak, which guard the narrowest part of the Strait, which tlie fleet is now approaching. clcs which would protest against los- "e ncver lacked the gf.ntler qualities strictest obserraace of the dictates of ing him. of unselfishness and eagerness to secve humanity, but the Allies did not pur- The matter has not by any means his fclloivnian, arid often would he pose "to allow their efforts to be make stern sacrifices in birder, lo add j iu a net work ot 3udlcial ib the cunifort or welfare of his i .sociatcs, Uorn near Brampton; J373, the second -son 'ol "Robrirt anil Anne Oliver JlcClurc: Dr. MeClune T r any means readied head, there 'wou'id be no siirni-ise if .Ifr. Churchill received the appointment to succeed Lord Hard- ing o. j SHIP STRIKERS BACK ON JOB bis boyhood davs on the'farm. entered the Toronto' Dental Col- lege as a young man, graduating in pre-emntory order of Lhe government for the resuuipLion of work today by There is no doubt, however, LhaL'the shipyard engineers at the Clyde (lie allied, commanders have ins true- yards, of whom went on strike tions to make their way to Constan- fcr an increase in wages, has produced tinpplc in spite of all obstacles, and speedy results. Committees repre- llim al1 lilt: have been supplied with the nest seating the strikers'decided to'advise triPs means uf carrying out these orders, the men to return to work- immediate- SULTAN KKADV TO SKIP ly. The government told the men they HeporU from neutral Balkan States "'GuM Iinre back to tl-ork to JielP n'lcetiefi.V There was no luteution, he.explain- ed, to cpufiscale ships or -cargoeB, un- less they were liable to confiscation under the ordinary conditions of; war. The Premier declared, that the Al- lies wo.uld hold themselves free to cap- ture goods -wherever, there' wag a pre- sumption that such goods -pere destin- 18U7. I-ic came "tti Lethbndge 18 years ed for the use of their enemies, or bad ago, and was the pioneer dentist in been sent from hostile- cojuntriei. Southern Alberta. His practice took All Laws of War Violated say that tiic1 residents of the isiumis in -tliq Sea of Marmora have been or- dered to evacuate their homes and and that an imperial train is waiting to take tlie Sultan to Asia Minor. So fiir ys Great Britain is concerned, however, the most important result of the initial success is the reduction and J and njany t JIacleod- and 'otlitr points by stage were included in .his lot. In Joined by ..Dr. J.. S. Stewart, the lirm ol McClure and Siewart holding forth in the Higin- hulham block ami later in the Coal- dale block. Dr. Stewart v-'as'a boy- .'ReferrJus.to the German naval' cam- paign against -British shipping, he de- clared Germany had violated, system- atically, all laws of warfare. She had Luken further steps, he said, by organ- izing an. under-sea campaign of piracy. and pillage. Germany, he declared, was not GERMAN WARFUND pear in which stated that the battle of Prz- asnysz was exceedingly fierce and de- scribed the town as a fortress, al- though actually there was nothing more than a collection ol-- ordinary field defence: Berlin, via London, -March Federal Council has-adopted the pre- liminary estimates, including which it has brought in the price OL marks This hood friend, and the-.uvo were-no ted blockading and never could blockade of-that sport in l.cthhndgc. Seven years ago Dr. JttcCIure gave English shores. Referrinff to what he termed whispers oE Mr. At- quith'said it waa not time to pay dearly. The powers of resistance special meeting of the police commis- wheat which has dropped two shill-ifor expenditures. TJi: displayed by the handful of men ap- siou. ings a quarter. 'amount is for carrying on the war. the German communication, up his practise, owJug. ,to increasing-' peace, that this ,Um arrive "on- ly poor .ind .since that time lywhen tile great powers of tae AJIies lie had been compelled to labor under, are in sight of accomplishment." a heavy strain. -Hufr --he-never- laid "New-York" Ran Blockade down, until called to his! New York, N.Y., -March. dcath-bcrt. It seemed that the greater lifeboats s'wung outward Irota the dav- llic strain upon him, the more ready for instant use; with four mined hs was to overcoine it. I torpedo boats steaming alongside as ___ in October, 1908, Dr. McClure .was convoys, and under cover .of T i r, T- T r, married to iJesb O.' stcond' the Anwrlcan line steamer U-o mighty sermons by the Rev.- McKillop s arrival Mr- J. D._ Higin- .servant was forced to retire to a daughter 0T John and Mary out of Liverpool and through. Ales, bsler, of Grace Church, .Cal-- botharn, who is still actively at. its more modest charge, oiving to ill- of h 'slsler of Major J, S. the submarine war zone around the Knox Church Commemorates 29th Anniversary necessary ed point on the-front, and that ccr- McCUTCHEON ,t. tarn of the Canadian batta ions may! Toronto> Ont. March i._The four CASES SET OVER have been in action. The-casualties in question, it is pointed may have been caused by A long range shot from however, that the casualties in tlie Princess Patricias are not as a rule officially, .glien out here until a week aflcr the regiment haa been in ac- tion. VANCOUVER OFFICER KILLED Vancouver, B. C., March tain Herbert Hoggs, of the Seventh Brigade, llrst Canadian killed .in action at 1'Tance, is the first officer of the Can- adian contingent to killed a1. the Iront, according to a cable today frbni Curnc. arraigned before Chief Justice Mulock Jn the Asslxe court here today. Their Minnie Soaked VOO Minnie Hay was fined (100 and coats by Magistrate-Elton tuis inorn- luf llnupr.without a license. MAYOR OF REIMS GETS PRIZE Paris, March franco IB .Jos- eph Andiffred wrlze of francs (13000) for the "finest and greatest devotion of 'whatever waa awarded Saturday by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences to Mayor Lang let of Reims. BURGHERS GOVERNORS' GUARD people. The v London. March ihe opening casion must 1 of the-parliament .of the Union ol South Africa, the gunrd of honor for the now flrltlali goperrior ivas com- posed enllrejy of burghers in khaki, (1 duty.ivlilch heretofore has devolved on A hack in the first service in regular church, building was held in1 LcLhbridgc, and six years ago the thriving congregation was housed in the present "edifice. A HISTORY N'o mention of Knox church is com- plete without a reference to the be- loved pasioi uf its days, the j late Rev. Charles McKillop. who for eighteen long years served his congre- gation and his community, unflinch- ingly, unselfishly and steadfastly. The first church building, an unpainted frame structure, unimposing and se- cluded, but nevertheless a power in the cause of the Master, was com- pleted cacly in ISSti, shortly after Rev. McKiilop's arrival from the cast. The first sermon was delivered by this truly faithful amltgcnuine pil- lar, 29 years ago ycstcrdaj', to 10 people. 'Hie worth spoken on.that.oc- i fallen on responsive ever since, progress along practically every line of Christian endeavor 'has been evident. British soldiers. SUNDAY SCHOOL TOO Sunday school was organized with 28 pupils, shortly after Uov. .nd who was recently selected as in a business v. ay. After retiring' -York 'was held af her dock there uriLfi chaplain to an eastern Dattalion of iroin the practise of. dentistry, he1 their-arrival, sit the request of Ihe the Canadian army. wcnl into the real estate-business for .-American Ambassador in Paris. The welfare oi the church continued himself, anil- acquired ,large, holdings with her engines going at top speed, lo advance under the pastorate of 'arm New York speeded through the 'Kcv. A. O. Cameron, was in- '-v his t'ciiaci'ly "ol purpose ke'eping -war zone, and reached the safety ducted as Itci-. Gordon's.. successor .engaged iij .the, without incident. During her three years, ago. liev. Cameron's min- liun o[ 'lik affairs. passage thrcugh the waters believed istry was frauglit. with much lustre us aLlairs. passage thrc1 _ luatLc was an of' Knox'io be Infested with submarines, how- anil his departure last fall to accept cliur-h. and during his period or.good ever, passengers and crew were ready p. position on the faculty of the Al- :l mcinher 'ot" the 'board to take to the lifeboats at n moment's hcrta Ladies' College at Hurt Deer manaScrs- HC was a strong advo- notice. WheA the war zone 'was left was greatly regretted. The present pastor, Jlev. A. IT. De- lias already endeared himself to 'hearts-of his people. NOW ON THE 30TH YKAJl With Such a record, Knox c church cate uf Libt-raHsini, and associated I behind the toroedo boats returned, himself with civic as well as nation- NEUTRALS ADVISED OF BLOCK- ADK London, Feb. S3. Great Britain, France and their allies have ndvlsed- neutral countries that .they hold (Continued on Fagc Miss Charloitc JlcOfuro'qf Turk Capital to. _' jmtl one hrothcr, IV. O. McClure, ot j London, Feb. is a panic Cleveland, Ohio i in Constantinople, and many ot the hi- The funerflf will be heH from the'habitants are Bays the-Ath- deceased's laic residence, 610 Eighth cris correspondent of the Weekly. Dli- H. Tuesday, after- patch. "Internal trouble IB Imminent. ioon at 2.30, the services to be con- Thu cabinet has decide to Iranstef REV.'A. H. DENOON enters its-thirtieth year. HI. In'hrs sermons yesterday Rev. Es- noo Ifr touched il popular chord, when lie ducted by the Rev. A. IJ. Dcnoou of ccat of the government to BrouM, on Pap Knox church. niinur." ;v ;