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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS whetil 162% October whont.......... 116% May oali................ WfcA i HER Hlgll...................... 67 Low...................... 27 Forecast: Fair and.cooler VOLUME VIII. LETHBKIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAI1CH 23, 1915 NUMHER 86 ITALY TURNED INTO A VAST ARMED CAMP TODAY MINERS AND OPERATORS REACH AN AGREEMENT NATIONAL DEFENSE OLD SCALE AGAIN; FEW CHANGES No Strike in War Time Vote on March 30 NEW AGREEMENT TILL MARCH 1917 .Hie Ifisa.-ojE'.lifo in the snoiv -nonna n r, m that away ear- From most authentic sources, the Herald lerarnt that the miners and of District No. 18 arrived at the new scale agree- ment yesterday. An announcement to this effect been given out at conference headquarters at Calgary, where today the representatives of both part lea are putting the finishing touchet on the agreement. The new scale will go to the miners' locala throughout District No. 1B, U.M.W, of A. on March 29 for referendum, and ft IK the hope of both parties that the new work- Ing agreement will be ligned up before March 31, BO that there wfll be no break in the operations of the various camps. It IB unflerstood that Hie Agree. ;------ment IB not Cor the .usual four-year period, two years, and thus peace In the mine CILDJDB of Southern the'Cfow's Neff-PMa'-'le' until March 31, 1917. The. Herald bus been unnbje to learn what changes were mode in UIB old agreement, .wbich. ivns signed Jji October, 1011, following nn aigbt- inonths' strike throughout District No. 1SF but from Information nt hand, it is Jikely that the old agreement is rati- fied a'lmost in its entirety. The opera- tors were willing to sign a'contract on that basis, and declared they would tick for that and nothing- else. The miners, however, "were ashing Cor an amelioration of conditions In some camps, together wlin -Increases in the scale of ten to 20. per cent, in some mines.. i For fifteen .days the two parties have been battling round these re- quests, find if any change has been made old agreement, it will be a compromise on these few isolated clauses. Thus 'any 'likelihood of a strike in war times IB averted. The Calgary Report Calgary. Alta., March' will be no-strike.in the Crow's Neat Pasa At least a strike 'is most unlikely. The conference of the Western Ca- nada Coal Operators' association, and the representatives of DlBtrict No. 18, United Mine Workers of America, who have been engaged in.a verbal tup-or- war for the last few weeka in Cal- gary, fraught wltb tlie Tate of mineworkers in Alberta, ended yester- day in a setl'Jement. agreement to replace the old one, expiring March 31, will be -substantially the same UB to conditions and wage scale, with BO roe tilight modi- fications and adjustments. Instead of "running for lour years, as the will run.for two years. The whole thing has Btlil to be mod- ified by the many unions, but a ballot of the men "will be taken on March 29. If it. a genera] endorsement, .there will bo a final, meeting of the operators and men at Frank on March 31, to-. complete final arrangements the agreement, .which into "force next day. "v AN UTILITIES BOARD FOR ALBERTA PREMIER BRINGS IN BILL THREE MEN-IMPORTANT LAW Edmonton, Aita., March Sifton intro- duced R bill yesterday afternoon providing for the establishment of a public utltltiftB commission In Alberta, composed of three mem- bers to combine the powers of the utility commissioner in Manito- ba and the government hoard of Saskatchewan. The act, a lengthy one, confers powers on the commission, which have control over utilities and over the borrowings of municipalities and other undertakings. It Will be a board of big men to do a big job, and this wjJl constitute, one of the most Important pieces of legislation of the session. THE "DRESDEN" CAUGHT AT LAST HFIY IS TOLL OF Mountain Ledge Leaves Death and Ruin in its Wake at Coast EIGHTEEN BODIES RECOVERED SO FAR Vancouver, 'March Until the arrival oi another steamer late today roni How Sound no further iiiforma- i on was expected concerning the ex- COLLECTION OFWELLDATA HAS STARTED S. E. Slipper is in Charge of Work Important to Farmers 1y yesterday part or tlie.'plant of the Hrj tannia Ueach last nigh t with several of LLo injured, brought word Uiat the death list probably 'would reach the lirst estimate oi fifty. Eigh- teen bodies have been recovered and I twenty were known, to'hay? been in-j jurcd. The slide occurred shortly after midnight. There was a teport 'like a dynamite explosion in iact, surviv- ors declared they first thought the mine's magazine" had been blown up. A mass of rock, snow and trees swept down from near the summit of the mountains. It carried down a lodge, a bunk- house, cook house and one or two houses occupied by the families of the employees. The entire mass oi debris then shot downward, stopping lia.lt a mile "far- ther, -near the Britannia Creek, where some of the mine workings are situ- ated. the rescuers got to ivork they found some bodies fine from the and snow, but so badly batter-I ed as to be almost unrecognizable, i About a dozen men coming ofi the Ottawa, Ont., March A. Buchanan, M.P., lias been advised that S. E. Slipper of the Geologi- cal Survey, has started work col- lecting records of all wells, wheth- er producing or dry, that have al- ready been sunk, in the country south and east ot Lethbridqe. with instructions to gather the details of the amount of water, the character of the water, etc. This investigation was initiated on the _of Mr. G. R. Marnoch, president of the Board of Trade at Lethbrjdge, and taken up a year ago by Mr. Buchanan with the Geological Survey. This data, when collected, will be of the utmoit value to the 'settlers, and, It is hoped, that the Geolog- ical Survey will. Issue a printed re- port, outlining the result of the investigation. JE ACTION mm CUY Decision Reserved in Pilsbury Suit Ask.ng for In- juries Received on Car LAW IN FORCE IN WHOLE OF ITALY Gate Open for Russ Invasion of of Przemysl Big of Memel Para- lyzes the is Quiet The German commerce rnidcr and sislor ship of llic Enidcn which-nl'ler surrendering lo British cruisers and an auxiliary was blown up and sunk. C.P1 WILL GET Lethbridge a Special Case-Com- mittee Dealt With Question This Morning RESERVISTS M.P. TO GET CANADA PAY Ottawa, Ont., March the Commons yesterday, W. A. Buch- anan, M.P. Tor Medicine Hat, drew the attention of the Prime Minis- ter to the fact that certain mem- bers of the now serv- ing at the front, are not getting the same pay as other Canadian Goldlerc. He said that these men were British army reservists. Premier Borden said that was the first time thli matter had been drawr, lg his attention. He promised to look into it. Apart from the reservists, he did not a'ny .of_th_e po- lice force serving at the'front, al- though a nuniber had asked for their discharge in.order that they might do so. The action iur damages hV James brought TIME! night shift from the mine narrowly of Coaldalc, after occupying the atr- escancil. One man was buried in the of the District Court all yes- snow for several huurx, only his hand '.today was adjourned ioi the produc- appearing above the suriace, He was oi authorities on certain points rescued unhurt, although nearly Irpz- llis R. A. Smith. en. action is the result of ar. The bodies are being retained at- dent OI) a street car on Oct. 27, I Britannia Beach where an inquest will tlle be held Wednesday. claiming that Edmonton, Alta.. iferch amendments to ihe city charter were discussed hi the Tmmclpal law committee this morning, and the bill wiu require some rig by the Iav.r. ele'rfc'before being pre- sented to the House. The clause dealing with assessment appeals will be re-drafted. The prin- .iple as laid-down "was endorsed: that: reduces the assessment n one.appeal ail lands- in the same .iciulty assessed for the same amount must fae reduced, whether tbe owner ippcals or.iict. There was a lengthy liacusaion, many varied views being ;xpressed. There was also a discussion on the rouble over school taxes collections, nd the Minister of Education favored aliing nway from the school boards lie rjfijn tu raise money and make it compulsory for city councils lo pay over-DD demand. It was either that or P. special levy and collection by the trustees, involving the duplication machinery, such as assessors, etc. Messrs. Wallace and Davidson of the Lethbridge school board, appeared to support proposal that the tax ex- emption agreements, which the city had with.the old A.R I., and with yesi'erUav, opposition niemucrs the C.P.R. be made applicable to and Air. Twcedic moving tliu school taxes, bast year the house re- adjournment. Uomplaint was made fused to allow these exemptions, hut t-hatTtne government dragged out tac When the school board asked for it, donate on Uic speech irom the throne Rome, March Victor Em- manuel has signed the decree prom- ulgating the National Defence law, which became operative yesterday and wil) be applied Immediately. Special Instructions have been Issued relat- ing to espionage, which is to be re- pressed energetically. SEIZURE OF MEMEL PARALYZES GERMANS Petrograd, March German turning- movement against Kovno, on the river Niemen, has been paralyzed in consequence Memel on the Baltic coasL, by the HusEiane. So Says general French Who Intimates Germans are Saving it Up WAR OVER SOON SAYS BrUiISH-cHlEFfAIN Palis, March 23. '.'Ammunition, iinunuii.tion, nothing but ..ammum- that is tlie essential problem which the war presents in the opin- ion of Field Marshall- Sir- -John French, commander of the, British forces in Fiance and Belgium, accord- ing to. the Havas agency correspond- ent at British headquarters. ''Ammunition is tlie prepaid requi- site of all progress and of all push- ing ahead, Sir John is quoted as saying, in an interview with the Ha- vas correspondent. "Everyone needs Ql- ammunition, -but the Ger- mans need it more "tlian we do. I hari a EeeU ,OE .some tim8 irnst that Ibey were being sparing of thcir Thliy sqliaDder 'them as at tli ft beginning. They are no T, 'economizing because the lack of nl- Edmonton, Maith 23.-The hudgct -lot- the manufacture debate was continued in the House of cxpiOBlvus is. mating itself felt in Germany, "Neither is the morale of their troops the same. One, gets from them Rpmrliafpc ivepuaiaies r" Interview r incerview A -Mr. Bovl, withdrew his objections. It to kil, tlmc will not be made a matter of general no business was The same critics now com- nui .iiut uc inouc u. feanjv HL: smim nuw utuu- interpretation, however. A clause will plain that government members are Jl Di be drafted .making it a special case, Crown Prince is Banished by Kaiser William iot 'Wiring: H i. -Italy, however. lhat cnror two ministers mil take part in the dehate. OUT OP THE FRYING PAN- a sudden smashing vi .the state, 3ir troops, has suffered due to the neglectful and unskilfjl driving and managing of the car-by the driver. He stated that owing to the sudden jerking of the car he entered, he was thrown brought violently into contact v.ith some part of the car or fixtures there- in. Dy reason of the same he receded Paris, March unaccustomed personal injuries, in the shape ul a silence, has fallen about the person- contused wound on the lett ,idp, ot a'itjr' of the Crown Prince. German j Ilis body, and two broken ribs. papc-ti- have ceased to chronicle his The injuries so received, plaintiff exploits: his familiar figure is no averred, caused him. great pain and Mite in the inter- ;oc o[ Gcrnlan ;empjre are daily more serious. No doubt the Leader Micliencr gaic an interview GCImans still are. [ai [r'om tatnine. on the Saskatchewan .prohibition pro- they are' hampered in ob- taining a iood supply, and that is a Canada Gets RussContract Montreal, March 23. Rumors rt- garding enormcTus contracts. placed hv the Russian goi-ornment uitli the folloivjnj: lus occupation as a railway Canadian Car and Foundry Co. were has incurred ex- appearance In Alsace where they are __ ____ ____ i ___ i ___ ._ _ ni usuallv well lnFnrillpri mi Mm liiinpr. posal on which he.WHS quoted assay ing that id was a "vote 'catoning dodge." He apparently heard from believe' it .will a long friends for _he' rose today and rcpudi- u-at. Spring pranu'sps well for the al- ated that statement, stating that he HCS We are convinced L and all those described it as .1- "good political here that a definite vie- which doesn't mend matters much. STANLEY PRAISES CHADWICIt Dr. Stanley, High Hiver, was the tory awaits us at' the end r these hard months jdl war..'.' p[ all i Permancntlr ltom 4 L-B" v> ,h, H H mistifipd hj the. sudden dis- confirmed yesterday when' it was pauses surgical and medical at_ well informed on tho Imper- snid on high authority that Russia tendance, and appliances lor nursing is saiil that the has contracted with the company for medicine. He claims dam- Prince is kicking his heels in some the manufacture of shells ascs, made up as follows: per retreat, iar irom tlie_ war valued at The'company month for loss of earnings as railway zone, selected especially for him by will send shortly'circulcrs to forty or laborer, mail carrier and hoot .re- nis. father It is said tliat the old fifty Canadian manulacturehs asking pairer, GaH hospital JIO, medical between the two have been of deliuquent. .children, and tribute to his work. HE tc- the'sentiment oi former ad- tiiTth. feS carc of tlm RAIN! "Big Ben" is marking ofi the I iroundrv hours for -Lethbridge folks today" i 52... and the C. P.SH. no longer owns the time in this centre of 'refine- ment: One of the faces of "Big tlie post office clock, has been.working for two days. Tlie big seven foot dial makes time plainly discernible, though it' will'be even more so when Ihc fin- ishing touches; arc put on and the hands iiito No longer is there any excuse for he- ing 'iileefi minutes Intc for work in the morning. Follow Big lien's instructions and he will have you on the job at the appointed time. Within a few weeks the bell which will: boom forth the hours nrirt theN halrea will.be in .place and you will be .able, to tell the time for prices on the manufacture of service, etc., j parts of Ihr. shells. .To cope with, the Th? casc is being defended by new. nueinesB the Canadian Cnr and citV solicitor, W. S. Ball. the branch. office at 165 'York. Air of the work that cannot be done' T( IVTllN S by manuficturers in this country will i ij be handled by United States firms. BOTHA TAKES 200 PRISONERS Captures Entrenched Poiitioh in Ger- man Southwell Africa UNIVERSAL FRANCHISE Alt a., March 23. iS'pe- Londou, March The .Edmonton city charter at the head of the Union c[ South i passed committee today, providing Africa forces, is reported to have gain- 1 universal franchise, man, wife ami .all cd u rather Important success over! adult Inmnles of the house getting a the Germans In German Houtliwoal Af: vote on appearing before a reglstrft revived, be taken, aotl said.the was not far off when a new portfolio would have to be created' to look after this class ot work in tlie province. He said there were'many, who never, passed the age of twelve years in .in body'-, children; in 'mind, and dangerous j citizens. One "out" of every five hun-' Two per cent. GAULT TO SUCCEED' FARQUHAR -Ottawa, Out., March of Calgary's school population are in Major. Bull.er or Major Hamilton this class.' born ill Al- succeed o the commanrJ of ,d be-givcn a chance. He the Prints ScSregati6.n in farm colon- .j. fes .rather than incarceration in jails ,j, and'asylums. They'would become self- rica, capturing an cplrGnched pc and taking 200 prisoners and near Swakoprnud. The fightlug i still in progress" Tvftcn the lail patch WQB sent, j tlon court. There was a dllTcrcncc of opinion as to the residence term, and It 'will be fought cut In the. tioqEe. I Mr. CTOBS favcred-'one month, the otb ers seven months, SUPPORTING AMENDMENT R. P. Wallace and R. II. Dav- hi so n or the Gchool hoard, ac- comiianied by S. Ball, city went, to Edmonton yesterday to aunnort an amend- ment to the city charter, reliev- .ipg, the C.P.R. -from paying school Inxes on their railway property in the city, in accord- .apce wlth-the 1905 agreement. citizens. King Winter got anotner solar plexus today, yesterday the wca- dished .Ma- sonablc in the way oi 6.7 degrees of mercury and; last .night he turn- ed on the The'result was that the .weather .observer at the. Experimental Farm, jottejl down .11 precipitation in, his little book .this morning and 5flid winter liar! vamoosed the camp. The farmers arVv thinking prob- ably tiifs is tiiq t'orerunner of the Gtoriu that will iend March out a lion, hiil in any case they are oiling up itic: machinery nre- paratory to the campaign. He urged that Alberta and Devine .started.harrow- early start in on their Cooldiile' farm "ves.tcr- day, making .for this district. The rain this .-morning has general the south, Cardston, .Marlcod and points thcli'.Jsharc. and to a' degree, useful i result in economic moral saving. i_l K..CAJIPBELL AND OATS R. E: Campbell, alter indulging in some personalities about the provin- cial treasurer, 'criticized the-purchase (sof for tlie provincial war gift to tyjtlic. Motherland) and seemed surprised that the Alberta Pacific Elevator Co. j.. v. We tiiat 2 cents" more .be-patronized. Ml 2 Sup.t. went east lo Foremast Sn- inspectloo frip, hfs first lour of line ilnte his r.eiurn from his ivtpUA BAD WEATHER AT THE DARDANELLES Paris, March gale Meiv through the Dardanelles yesterday and the Allied warships did not leave their anchorages, says a. Ha-vaa Agen- cr dispatch from Athens. The morale of the crewa on the vessels of tha Franco-BrJtisl] fleet is salri Lo he ex- cellent, notwithstanding their losses, nnd they are eager to get into action. PRZEMYSL FALLS OPENS WAY TO HUNGARY London, March fall of Przemysl is characterized here as the throwing- down of the last bar of the gateway Into Hungary, and an early- advance into that country ia anticipat- ed in England. The German press praises warmly the gallantry of the defenders of the Galiclan fortress, 'while at the same time H does not attempt to minimize the effects of its surrender, and ex- presses uneasiness concerning the re- BulL on the long eastern battle front of the Teutonic allies. SITUATION IN NEAR EAST CRITICAL The latest authentic Information from the Dardanelles .sets forth posit- ively thflt only the secondary defences of the Straits suffered from the hom- bardraent; the other torts in the roive are Intact. This report finde coii-' fJrniation In the present' attitudes 'of Hhe ,diplomatic situation in. the. Near East, which indicates that tfie.Bulkan Etateiir-.are, no .nearer Inlejrvjraticn' in the giiarrel than they were" when the battleships of the Allies first appear- ed off the Dardanelles. In spite of the optimistic tone o[ tha Greek press, it is not generally be- lieved in Loadon that the entente powers have made any further advano- ea to the new Greek Cabinet, while in Grecian circles there is growing an un- easy feellns tbot Bulgaria may igaJn assert her supremacy la Balkan ,af- fairs. PUSS TAKE AT PRZEMYSL Petrograd, March Przemysl garrison, which capitulated to the- Rua- ilaii army today, surreadered wJthaut a fight. The hoisting" or'ihe white '.lag over tlie rortreis, which siild 10 be on the point of surrender on a number occaaions, cauied little sur- prise, as it WBB Eenerally known thnt t was In a terribly weakened condi- tion, without food or asinmnltlpfl, ta endurance was only a question of. days. War advices report that nine Austrian generals were takan, mora ban 300 officers, and men. The Russian general commanding the Investing army haa been, decorat- ed with the St. George's Croaa. A heavy snowstorm failed.to check .he enthusiastic demonstration! ,in which the civil and military papula- :long united when the tall of Frzem- I'sl "was announced. x The crowde. lounderlDg in deep drifts whlct 'tied up street traffic, cheered the and soldiers who remained to part let- pate In Prom the Kazan Cathedral tbe .trains of the National Anthero.swell- ed In volume aa (he crowd fathered, and from other points throughout the city, myateriouely bidden beirid 'tbe dense cuVUin of falling .mow, music bunt forth and added to the-feuanl; eplrlt of enthusiasm. Tbe moral effect of tlie victory of- Russla Is expected to raise great hopes that this will be the turning point in the GaHclan 'and Carpathian cam- paigns. FORTRESS FELL WITH HONOR London, March fell with honor, the British press concedes, for it withstood the onslaughts longer than any place during the war, the'tn- vestment having begun about Septem- ber 16, something more than aix months igo. The duratioa of tbe siege, compared .with the length c[ time it took the Germans to capture iuch strongholds as Liege, Namur and A'nt- werp, was due to two causes, one 'be- ing tbe desire of the Russians to keep the lose of life among the berileging army at a minimum, the .other; to the lack of great guns, which the per-. maus had in Belgium. ONTARIO SCHOOLS WILL NOT "TEACH Berlin, Ont.. March. school board has decided tb adopt'tht- of a special conimittee, Tecpirt-. the elimination nc of tbe German langnagp, In Echools after the preiont-sohoDi-tfr1' ;