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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY, MARCH 27, 191(5 NUMBER 90 SUPT. WALKER RETIRES FROM C. P. R. ' IS SUCCEEDED BY VANCOUVER MAN Wilinipn;;, Miill,. .Mill'c^li 'JT. - One promotion wiis given out lliis morn-ini': in llic lisi of liiinsri'fK nnidc jiul)-, lie l)y 1). ('. CdlcMnun, ussisliint. j;i'n-MTiil nijiMJu;'-'!- ol' Uif ( ;in;i(liaii I'aciflit ^ Itiiilwiiy. ,1. .\l, MjH'Aillnir, wlio tlirof I yciiTH was I'Miiiloyi'd in tin' W'liiiii-oti'ilx' as cliiL'l' (l('rliKl(?nl at-Monsc .law, tranHfor-fud to Vancouver, It. C; C A. I'ol-tf'vcll. Huperintendcni ;it VancouvrT, lfan,sffrred to Letlibr idnc: .1. M. .Mac-Artliiir, at prosent. acting; saiKirinK-nd-I'll! at iyctlihridgc, aiipoiiucd !,up(!rlii-liMnli'iit at Kunorti. Tin' ncwH that Kiipcriniondi'iit Walk-(M- will not rostinic his nntii-s at l^i'tli-brid.i;!' will be heard with regret, al-tliougli not unexpected. .Mr. Wallier came to [.ethbrldge wIumi this division wiiK created in Aukuhi 1;i1 1, beinR the I'irsL superintendent or the' new division. While hoi'i' In' made many friends for the company, and (luring llie fall of 1!)!.'. saw all records for the amount of freight iiamiled over the division broken in the bii; wlnal I rush. In Decembi'f he was conipelled ito Ko to .\ew Vorlr repara-the l',.roes, w-hich He about 1 , i miles ^,submarine command-north-west, ot the Shetland Islam s,;,, j,,.^,^,^ ,,,, censorship prohibiting a closer de-,,,,^, j,, ,uy\aUon of instruc- tions It was scrii)!ion of tlie locality. (Iritisb pa tiol iiad sent word that a doubtful craft, was about out when llu^ Cireit appeared she did not answer tlie de-seriplicMi by the pali'ol as sin; iiad evidently chaii,i;ed Iter disguise completely up in tlie .\orth Sea. She fU'W .the Xorwegiaii flag and answered satisfactory all signals of the commander of the Alcaiilai-a. A boat was put M^'"''"'"'''' off from the latter to examine the strange vessel's (lo;'nmeiits when suddenly the (irief's false sides dropped nwiiy. Iter guns wore uncovered and a shell wlli/.zed close, to the boarding parly. "It w:is full dayliebi ami n clear atmosphere." the Alcanttira's officer said, "and the vessels wiU'i? so close that the firing was iiractically poiul hianli. The (lernian .ship tried to sttnid off. iuit the Britisher out-inanoeuvred hiin and tin; ships came so close tliat our blood was tingling' at tlu' prospect of actually boarding ! the enemy and having some hand-to- I Jiatid figlitiiig of tlie old Xidson days, j "All (uir shots found their mark and i\tn Herman decks wore soon a perfect sluimbles. Strange as it may seem, the gunnery of the Cermans was literally hopeless, many shots missing and tho?e whicli bit, inflict-int; little damage. AVe were contemplating our easy victory when a wild shell shattered our rudder and we drifted unmanageable, an easy prey for the torpedo which the Creif launclied us site was sinking. As the Greif was going down several shots jiassed over us from a British light crulzor on the horizon, whicli'with lEonie torpedo .boats, picked us up. im FOR 1 Are Very High also stated I that the German ambassador, Count '\'ou liernstorff, was mainly respon-Isilile for tlie recent retirement of (Jrand Admiral Von Tirpitz, who is understood to have been eliminated because of his views on submarim is to get all the Americana into special units, so that tiie sympathy of the ..\mericiiiis can be better expressed, Witli the Lusituiiia outrage and the open insults to the American nation, here is tlie opportunity for the after (^)unt Von lUu-nstortT real red-blooded American to come iii-liad made certain recommendations to ' to action for tlie cause of mankind the imperial chancellor, \'oii Iteih-, and liberty. maiin-1 loliweg. INISIER'SUlf "In till' civil war Canada gave -IS,-000 men to the armies of the north land for the debt of gratitude whicli the Ciiited Stall's owes Canada, wo hope to pay it back in a materia! way j list in the overseas fm'ces will be giv "I Active Recruiting Will Start Friday Night-Those Who Cannot Enlist Should Join Five hundred men are needed for ! seeding operations in tiie district .served by Letlibridge within tlie next .ten days. That is an estimate gathered by the Herald this morning by ent|iiiry from f.'iriners and employment otlices. Harris aiitl Co., employment agency, are milking every effort to hll the orders wliii!li are commenein in to them from all points I'unctnally at 7:m next Friday eyeii-ing the buglo band of the high school cadets will sound the call in front of the board of trade building which will notify tlie citizens tliat the recruiting ofllcu of the LOthbrid is open. Every �Jigible'rmale citizen between tho age of 17 and til) who caiinol eu- since the mil break of the war. began this morning in Hie great salon of the .Alinislry of Foreign .Vffairs wliere many historic meetings of diplomats have taken place. No previous meet-jiiig there, however, lias been of such grave import, or lia.s been utteiided by such renreseiilation of world figures in war diiilomacy. The subject of the first sitting is the mllitiiry situation. That is all which may be said definitely, but it is probable that General Joffre. liarl Kitchener, General Sir Douglas Haig, Lieutenant Genei-ul Count Cadorna, General ('astelnau and General Ro-cpies, new I'^rcncli .Minister of War, to pour I addressed the coul'ereiice. The entire in tlie i company took lunch at tlie ministry Sea Fight Follows in which Both British and Germans Lose Some Boats and Men ' j company took lunch .' ; al, noon. The afti'fn south. Last week they were hardly ;al. noon. The afti'i-noon session will aide to till their orders, and they ex-i be devoted to tlie coievUleration of tho pect lliere will be a daily increasing i economic resource:; of the allies.. sliortage fm- tlu! next ten days. Wages | ---------- for farm iiaiids are round the $1." mark, though $."iO has heeii paid some instances. Tliere are (|uUe a number of enipiiries from farm laborers in Washington and other coast Home Guard Istates asking what lite lu-ospecls are I here. J 0 RESTRICT USES OF iTORAL GAS F GHTIN City Commissioners Cannot Frohibit, But Will Make ' Certain Restrictions Evidence in Saskatchewan Ca.se Does Not Implicate Hon. (Jeo. Langley Uegiiiii, .Marcli 2".-Tliis morning's session of the royal commission to investigate cliarges was mainly con-(erned with two charges against Hon, ,L A. Shepjiard and Hon. George Lang-ley. The case against .Mr. Sheppard seemed to be merely Hie payment of money to Slieppard's campaigr agent, and no defence was put in. The charge against .Mr. Langley was in connection with tho hotel license al Hafford. Tho princljial witness for the nroseculion was not present and will tell his story later in the day. In Hie evidence this morning nothiug ar.pearnd (o connect Mv. Langley's name with the charge. Antoine liernhnrdt, Winnipeg, corroborated all his brother's evidence regardlirg the payment, of $1000 to lion. ,1. A. Sheppard for the transfer of a license at Moose .law. and to light under tlie grand old flag, for King and Canada, wiiich flag stands for the highest and best in principles id' humanity and civilization." Local recruiting offices will lie opened in a few days liere, one at the liCtii-hridge hotid and another in tlie Hull Hlo(k. opposite tlie Royal Bank. i?i cliarge ot Capt. .McGill, and then it is up to .von to show your willingness to stand foi- these prinpciples and get into khaki. You will he ollU'erod oy western men who appreciate and know Hie western spirit, tiiis is men's work and it will liave to be done by men. Tlii^ hoy.'! in Hie trenches are holding the bulwark line of civilization, they look to yon to keep reinforcing it. It must be strengthened, it will be strengthened and it is to the men in mufti today that wo look for our re-iiiforcimients; far lie it from you to loo!: back in ten vear,s from now and say I failed to do my duty. Get to-gelber boys Infornuitiou as to recruiting may also be obtained froiiNF. AV. Downer, A'icloria .Mansions. en the opportunity of enlisting in the Gralii Urius are also lieiHnning to make eminirles not only as to the supply of labor, but regardini^ the outlook as to the ticreage for It'lit. They of the Lethbridgc Home Guard, which is or-l'T'e asking what percentage ganized for tiie, purpose of home de-|la'�l 's already prepared lor seeding fence, and the protection of the city'and what percentage of lust year's and district from aiiv and all attacks ; "rca will be seedod. A careful nttuly of enemies of whatsoever, descripUou iconditions made by local agents of and further for the protection of pub-it'"' various linns elicits tlie int'ornia-lie and'private property within the|t'o" "l^oiit 1,7 per cent, of Hie district. For Hie purposes of propei' l-""' prepared for crop Ihroiighoitl organization and discipline the Lelh- Southern -Vlberta, while the acreage bridge Home Guard will he didlled !'� ''''oi' t'"� V^'^'' "''" l'^ ^'''"'it o"' along militarv lines. The executive j �" I"''' �c"t- cropped in HH.l. committee feel that there are many!'" �"Tei districts the preparations arc The embargo placed on grain ship moirin'aTuiiUoii t'o"those�diose names i others, but the ti verage | meiits again last Tliursday, to extend Farmers on Macleod and Alder-syde Lines Refuse to Patronize Calgiiry Elevator 'I'hat "l-eHlricliVB meiisiires" will bo placed .upon the use of gas for lighting purposes is indicated by the dismission of tlie i|ue.stioii in the city council this morning. City Solicitor Hall reported that it would be imiios-sihle tu pruhihit the use of gas for IlghUng. Ho Willi asked If it would b(^ possible to imilSH more strict regu-lutlons as to its use I'or tills purpose, and answorod Hint a bylaw could be passed (Ixing .safe cotiditlona. These could he iiiiytliiiiK within reason. Tho council will now coniiniinicalo with other idtles in which gas Is used iiiul will get tlieir restrictions. A hy-Iniv will then he passed. CommlsBloner Grace rmmirkeil lhat In .Modleliio lliil. where gas Is very Tiutcli ehoapor than In Lt;thhrldge, when' tho electric light system was liiHlallcd, noii'rly every ratepayer put In the electric lightB. Commissioner l'"riHimau stated that Aledlcino Hal Is nsliiK' almost us much electric current ns lA.llihrldgo for lighting piirpofies. COL. EDGAR COMMANDS Ugliia, Sask, March 27.-Announce-ineiit, was made this morning tliat Lieut.-Col. .\. S. lOdgttr, officer com-inanding the tllith battalion, will command military district No. .12 wIHi lieudiiuarters In this city. London, .March 27.-The French sleamahlp Hebe, llll-l tons; the Hrl-tish steamer Corne, and the British lisli carrier Khartoum of Hull, have i beiui sunk. 'I'he crews ot the lleho and Cerne have been landed safely; two members of the crew of the Khartoum have been saved, but it is feared the remaining niiio men have been drowned. are now on the roll who tire in city and who should enlist iu the homo guard and it is unneces.sary for the committee to point out the urgent iioee.ssity that exists at this present lime "for all men lo be prepared." Therefore now that every male citizen is given Hie opportunity of assuming tho highest responsibility of British citizenship and doing his duty as a free man, there only remains two alternatives, either enlist in the overseas forces or enlist now in the Letli-bridge Home Guard. All arrangements have been completed for the attesting ot 250 recruits on Friday evening, u large clerical force having been obtained for that purpose, tlie now members after signing up will fall in on Seventh street south, opposite the irrigation building and lomuionce drilling forthwith. Citizens desiring to be attested before Friday evening and avoid tho rush can do so at Fred W. Downer's oflice in tho Victoria Mansions, commencing Wednesday morning at i) o'clock, and us it is expected the j home guard will be recruited to streiigHi very rapidly it is hoped that the complete honor roll can be jiub-Ilshed at once, JMen of Lethbridgc do your duty and see that your name is on that roll. ; tiironghoul the south will be about stated. CROSS OVER SOO London, March 28.-Three British aeroplanes which took part in the raid on the German airsliiii sheds in Schel-swig-llolstein yesterday, are missing. Two German patrol ve-ssels were sunk and n British destroyer Is believed to have been lost. The following official statement was Issued tonight: "An attack by British seapliines wna delivered yesterday morning" upon the German airship sheds In Schleawlg-Holsteiii. eastward of tho Island oC Sylt. The Bcapianes were conveyed to their rendezvous close to tho German coast by an escorting force ot light, cruisers and destroyers, under command of i:'oinn;iodoro Tyrwhitt. Three ot the seaplanes which took part iu the raid are missing, the destroyer .Medusa was In collision with the destroyer Lavelock, and In the stormy weather which prevailed last night, it is feared that the Medusa was lost, but no misgivings are felt as to the safety ot tho crew. Two German jiatrol vessels were suiilc by our destroyers. No details have beeu received." German Boat Missing Loundon. March 27.-A German torpedo i boat is niLsnlng since the sea figliting which followed the British , air raid on Saturday iiiorning on tho German aviation sheds In northern Schleswlg-Holsteln, according to an official German statement rocelved here by wireless. The statement Is as follow.^: . "The Kngiisii naval aeroplane attack on the Nortli I'^risian Coast failed completely. Two armed fishing steamers on outpost service fell victims to tho Fnglisli vessels. Our naval aeroplanes attacked the English naval fighting forces and succeeded in scoring a number of hits and in seriously damaging a torpedo boat destroyer. Of tiio naval fighting force which we sent immediately, only a few torpedo boats came in touch with tho retreating enemy during' the night of Marcli 25-21). One ot these torpedo boats has Ottawa, March 25.-Within two weeks there will have crossed the Al- lantic 1 15,000 Canadian troops. Of cents under the price .It should be the regiments selected In February I llicre, taking Fort William as a basis, till April 15, is seriously curtailing shipments from Soutli Alberta. The only points open to the districts "OUth ' j'/^j" "j.g~^"'j,p[,',.j'gj"M and cast of the city ai'e Keewutlu and Winnipeg. Tlie Moose .law elevator is full. On the Aldersyde and ;Mac- n Icod branches shipments may be made to Calgary, but the farmers are re- 11 fusing to patronize the Gulgary ele-vator. Cars set oft at Granum on Friday were refused by the farmers who would not send their grain to'tho Cal.gary elevators, and the cars wore taken away to some other point. Grain in store in Calgary is now two V ? ? ? ? ; ? ? ? ? ? ? ? NO AMERICANS --/ I'liri.H, March 27.-Dotailed inrorinutloii gutliorod by the .viuerlcan omhnKsy hero liuli-culcs that no Ainerlcons lust their lIvoH on the Sussex. Permit No Change in the System of Assessment i' ? > ? There will be no change in tho system of assessing or collecting taxes this year, iiccoriilng' to the report nindo lo Hie city council this morning by City SolIcUor l.lall. 'I'he city asked for an amendment to the charier whereby It would ho lawful lo increase tho penally for nou-payment of taxes up to 12 por cent, per annum. It also asked for the right lo Introduce the .�Vinerlcun system of levying lii.xoH al par, giving no discount and adding a penalty for non-paytncnl on tho duo date. Both Hieso changos were disallowed by the miiulolpal comniltleo of tho legislature. Changes nimllar to the tlrst amoiidmont had boon asked hy .Medicine Hat and (Jalgary and ro-fused. Wiien the Amerlcau system camu under discussion Mr. Hall states that Hon. ,1; II. Boylo intlnuitod that it was JuHt a scliomo for dooetving : ? ? one and not a rale inllatod for the purpose of being able to give a big discount for \irouipt payment ot taxes. 'I'lie committee however could not see the maltor In that liglit and threw out tlie whole amcudmont. .^llotller amendnicnt asked fori giving the city the right to issue treasury notes a.gainst outstanding taxes, was fiassed wilhout opposition. 'ITie lux colli!Clion system will therefore remain on tho same liasis as at present. This is rather a dlsaptiolnl-meiit to Hie council as the ta.x rate will now be close to ;iO mills In order tliat a illscoiint may ho allowed, whore-as under tho new scheme tho rale would have been struck on lUo basis of the not amount rociulrcd and would have boon about 27^/'. mills. . .Mayor llardlo oxpre.ssod Iho opinion that there is r.ol a man In the loglslaluro who has a thorough groap of municipal iiuostloua such aa would tor service, nearly all have left Canada. There will soon be four complete army divisions in Flanders, or, in all, 85,000 men.  To keep tlieso divisions up to strength after- the big light opens will reiiuire 120,000 in Kngland. This will necessitate the transportation of many more Canadian troops across the AtlanUc. It is understood that elghieen other infantry battallo'ns have been selected lo be sent to Fnglniul to keen up the reserves depleted hy the mobilization of tho fourth division. MAY SEND REL R SHAtaOM Loudon, .March 27.-Lady Shackle-ton, wife ot the Antarctic explorer, interviewed last night, said: "The olli-cial represcutatlves ot my husband will meet in T.ondon tomorrow to consider what otllcial stops should ho taken in regard to a relief expedition. "The goveruineni will ho approached us soon as sulllclont information Is available, and the Uoyal Geographical Suoloty will also ho asked lo lend lis poiyortul aid." and farmers refuse to ship to l^algary under such conditions, paying huck-iiaul and elevator charges which would not have to be paid at Fort William. Tiie great lakes are expected to open about April 20, when it la tliought the congestion will be greatly relieved. RENCHES ARE BLOWN OR BY BRITIS HUGHES FOR CONFERENCE London, .March 25.-Several ' news- Big Section Destroyed-Some Artillery But No Infantry , Fighting at Verdun Berlin, via London, Jlarch 27.-- More than 100 yards of German tren- papers this week liavtj been urging clies nl'ar St. Eloi have been blown up that I'reniier Hughes ot .Vtistralia by the British, the German army head-should attend the cotifurenco of allied i iiuarters announced today. ministers at Paris next weelt. Should be Referendum on Commissioners' Salaries jbonil huyoi's. Mr. Ball proteBted thal!enabl3 tho legislature to deal Inte'.li under the system tjtikeil for .lu tho  gently with amendments such as those chiingo tho rate wotjlil bo the true askod for by various cities thltj .yeftV' MAKKETS. May wheat ................. 1091/2 July .wheat ................. lOST/a May/oats ................... 41% May flax..................v 1941-4 WEATHER High.......................... 61 l-ow ......................... 36 ivFppecast: Generally fair, not much ?hJ(n8e'ln temperature/ "I understand wo are to have a referendum on tho watoi' supply," said S, S, Dunham to the Herald the other day. "There Is another matter," ho said, taking down a copy of the sta-Uites, ':that I tliink Hie commissioners should also refer to the ratepayers If a roterendum vole is taken, and that matter relates to tho conuiilssion itself. "This charter of the city of Loth-bridge was adopted Just at the (dose ot the boom days, at a tiiiio wlien out' Ideas ot jirogress ami salaries were 011 iliilte an exalted scale, much dlfforeut from what thoy are today, and it Is jnst jiofislble that this charter does not meet the Ideas of tho people al tho present time, 1 refer speciilcally to tlilH clause; " 'Tho council of the city Kliall consist ot Uiree commlKsloners, Hie mayor who ahull be commissioner of (Inance aiul public safety, whose dopartment aUall incUido tho property of the city, health and relief, license and jiollco, liro depitrtment, publicity and Imnil-gratlcn; p coiiimipslonor of public works, n'boSM depBrtnient shall in- clude the general work of the city done under the engineering department, and public buildings: a co.ni-missioner of public utilities, which shall incliide till income hearing muni-, eipully owned utilities of the city, who shall all be elected by the electors in till' manner hereinafter provided, and ilie niiniber of commissioners or their salary may be from time to lline increased or decreased by the electors hi accordance with the provisions of title iniliativo, . .' "Tho tlrst tiling that' tho people niighl wisli lo change, if tho commission siiould' draw it to their ntton-Hoii, is tlie commissioner ot public works. Inasmuch as we are not likely to have very much work iu this department after we get the construction work necessary to the solution of the water problem done, the people might wish to do away with this doparlniont, at least tor the pi'ea-ont, and substltnto in lieu thereof'a loglslatlvo membor, possibly tho' city attornoy, it not an oftlcial to sit wltli the other commissioners on loglsla; (Continued on Paok 3} Re-captured Positions West Prussian regiments -were successful iu capturing artillery observation positions lost by tho GormanK on .Marcii 20th near Mokrzyco, near Narocz lake on the Russian front, to- . day's annonncement also states. Quiet at Verdun Paris, .Morch 27.-There were no Infantry actions in the Verdun region last night. This afternoon's offlclal statement says: East of the Menso artillery iiction was violent along the Douaumont-V'aux lino. To the west of the riv.or the night was relatively calm. A ROBLIN RUMOR Winnipeg, .March 25.-The grand jury taking evidence in the Uobllii casoXas adjourned till Monday. It la said here lhat "no bill" will be returned and that Kelly and ^Impson are the men who will have to stand tlie gaff. - ELEVEN DROWNED IN MEDITERRANEAN ,;. .;. .;. ^ .> .;, ? ---� � ; London, March 27.-r-It is an-: nounced that 11 persons were : killed when the British steanv er Minneapolis, formerly in ? > ? the No.w York-London service, ? was sunk last week'in the'Me- J^SI diterranoau;....... (jJ-A c> ? .> ^ 94 42 86 ;