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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta i^ARKETS May wheat .... ...... ____, 148% May pate .1............. B2ys October wheat ...... 114/2 WEATHER Hlflh..................... 47; Low................ ....... 27 rorecast: Local tnowfalll: VOLUME VIIl. LETHBRIDGE. aIbERTA. MONDAY, MARCH 29, 191,5 number 91 WARSK SOON RUSSIA AUSTRIA Hammering at Carpathian Passes Opening Way to Hungary ALLIES ALSO MAKING GAINS BATTLEFIELDS IN EAST, Wmr ^AND SOUTH OF THE WAR ZONE Paris, March 29, 3:20 p. m.-Sapping and mining operations are the sole means ol gaining ^luund in the Argonne; accoiding to an official note given out in Paris today. Night and day the sappers work hard, and perilous. 15 their task. The man wlio allows himseir-to'Ije^sun^rised is lost. Indefatigabiy they us6 piclc and' shovel. ' Betwocu Four dc Paris and Aire, �the engineer corps in the Argonne already hftv'e constructed 3000 yards of sapping lines and explo,ncd 52 mines, itho latter necessitating about lli.OOO pound.s ol explosives. Incidents such as the sudden meeting ot French and German troops underground and a race to a' mine to explode it are not infrequent; ' - FREKCH HOLD GAINS Paris,; March '29, via London, 1.55 p.m.-^The French AVar Office today gave out a report on the fighting of yesterday. Which reads: . "In, the region of Ypres, a German obsprvaiion post was blown up by the French with a mine. :' "At Eparges the Germans attempted to regain the trenches lost by them J(I|i;rch 27.;:'After a violent struggle the^ Frencli 'iain's were on the whole malii'-' taln'ed.' The'Qsrmans obtained a footing inii. few sections of their old trenclies, but on the other hand, -the F�enBtiss Rush On -' liOndon/rM^i'cK it^he, battl^rWi^' the Carpathian passes-'coiillnue'with extreme.'vloleiice, this:being the only region, where, for the moment, fighting on a-large scale, is taking place. The Russians, who recently gained, possession of Dukla Pass, are pushing their way toward Bartfleld on one side and Svidnik "on tha other, 'where. If they achieve thielr object, they'wll'i have lu their possession the heads of the railfoads' running southward into Hungary., / , . , ' . Thp "Russians are' also carrying on oEfensiye VPsi'^tions against Usziok 'Pass to the east, but at Tukholka Pass, still fiirther.to the east, they apparently are. satisfied to withstand the AuBtro-Germau attacks against their very .strong positions at Kozlowa, which the omlnionBxperimont-al farnis, was held by the Board of Trade at the Lethbridge hotel this afternoon. Mr. Mamoch was only apprised of his visit to the city last nigiu, and he speedily corral'ied hiin for the limch. To-show tho interest taken in ugri-oulture by the members of the Board of Trade, a working' of the telephone obtalped some 40-acceptances fer the luncheon. > ' , Mr. Grisdale spent the mbrnlni with Supt. Fairfield, at the h'xperlniqntal farm, ' . �.�. :'; , _ TPENGH f FILLED W/ir^ATjaHmm DEKD Should be Little Difficulty ^in-Obtaining Irrigation-Beet ' Crop Would be Sure �Magrath, Alta., March 27.-(Special.)-Fc'ilowing up the meeting of farmers last nighit, F. W. Karren,,had an interview today 'with J. B. Ellison of the Knight Sugar Co. 'Mr. Ellison said that the company would use,all their power to get the railway co.m-pany to put water on the northern section, and he thought that the best w^y to proceed was to go direct to J.; S. Dennis of the Natural Resources department of the C.P.R. He also said that the Sugar Co. was ve:-y anxious to get a supp'.y of beets, and if they got sufficient to justify it, they will run this season. �. : It 'would appear from the talk and. from information available that if the necessary latei'als were put in, the Sugar Co. would have no difficulty in getting beets, and in addition to this the land would become more product-' ive-better crops of a'il descriptions would be raised, and the farmers would naturally build up their homes on the land instead of living in town a greater part of the year.' There seems to be no great difficulty In the way of getting, the water onto all the.land lying east and west of Dry Cou'lee and west of the Pot Hole. If this scheme goes through, the value ot the land will be materially increased, and southern Alberta will have added another big tract to her already wide Irrigation area. REDUCE. TAX' RATE'IN LONDON London, Blarch 29.-Notwithstanding the war and the higher cost ot living there is to be a reduction in the Lbii-don county tax rate for the next financial year of ?0 cents on the $100. . ? ? ? ? ? : : ? .^ � � V : PREMIER BORDEN'S > AGED MOTHER DEAD ' think Saturday evening that the venerable lady the ,licnored mother of tiio Prime Minister of Canada, would survive till morning, but fortunately she �lived for some hours after her VON KLUCK W?^NI3ED : Berlin, March 29.-The report ot the progress of the fighting issued today relates among other things that General vo.ii.Klu^k, the German commander, who led the famous rush into France'In the early" days of .the war, has been' slightly 'wcunded with shrapnel fire; while inspecting pisitions of his army. The condition of the General is described as satsfactory. LION ON JOB March Threatens To Go Out With Snow Covering South Alberta son arrived. King Winter is a "come-back." ' .4.t.the beginning of the month, Miss Spring held the upper hand. She ruled the roost tor a couple of weeks, aud March ;came. in like a lamh. But King Winter, ilesirous ot proving the veracity of the old proverb, is on the job today, and- with sno^w flying, March shows a'il signs of soiug out like a .| lion. ' " '.. I The 'airiount of precipitation this month has hot been laree,\but it has been 'Mfflcient to keep the farmers off the land, aud convince them that Foster's dry-yoar-from-February-lg prediction is due for the scrap heap, where go so mauy forecasts. � Close \o one inch of snow has fallen today, y.ith more in sight. In parts of the south three or four inches of snow tell' last Tuesday and Wednesday. The farmers cannot 'work the land, but-they are satisfied. The crops wHl.bie.8lwu'later, but under tha best .;. .;. .;. .> .;. .;. .;. :�._|{^�yQl moisture conditions. '.- i.X -'t.*. � TOTTERS ^ -i- 'I- .^ .' � � IN DOUBT 4. ^ "4. CAPITAL AWAITS THEEND Proclamations Posted to Warn Inhabitants of What's Coming BOMBARDMENT VERY EFFECTIVE FUTORE SEPARATE PEACE? Rome, March 29.-Pessimism is rapidly spreading throughout Austria-Hungary, which since the fall of Przemysl, even military authorities no longer hide their astonishment and the people, threatened with starvation, now wish to see the end of the war. . �___ TAiLK OF SBPARATB PEACE � Geneva, via Paris, March 29, 5.05 a. m.-Count Stephen Tisza.^he premier of Hungary, has returned to Buda Pesth from "Vlenna'^.where he conferred with Cabinet 'miiilBters regarding the future course.,of .the dual monarchy, y.i --'w'.' , �. According to dlBpatches received by, Swiss newspapers',;,thOyVMde'tj^f'Ofdif: ferent political paTti'fes-;are .tfy'lpe to. induce.Count TlszlaVtq an effort, to persii'ade Emperor Wancis Joseph .thatfi^AUBtrla shqjjia, edfloludCa separ-atb" peace. TMe-jgtefiriferjJ^^ said to have refup|f;'^d''mttke' siich iS" attempt.- '^i.-''? ['^�Trirf' ITALY ACTION ,^1MMINEN'^ Advices received here from Austria are to the effect that well-informed public men in that"'cduntry .profess to believe that theiiitervle'ntloh of'Italy oh the side of thiAllies is Imminent. Cc.unt Andrassy,-;'foriher ..Hungarian Premier, is saId:~ito be one of those who no 'loDger attempts to conceal his concern. r'. ''' COMIUCE km E8 PROTEST Part of City's Sewage Empties ' liitoi.the^JRiver-With^ Treated Routine, business occupied the attention of the Mayor and Commissioners this morning, with City Solicitor W. S. Ball present. A communication from Wood.Gundy & Co.,  making application to be appointed fiscal agents for the city, was read. Barbers' Shops The following bylaw affecting barbers' shops was pa,ssed: "In the case cf barbers' shops, they shall be closed I'rim 7 o'clock in the afternoon unti'l 8 o'clock the following morning on every day, except Saturday, or the day preceeding a public holiday, or a uay proclaimed by the Mayor ot the city to be observed as a holiday, when they shall remain open until 11 p.m. When a lega'l holiday, or a day proclaimed by the Mayor to be a holiday, falls on a Saturday or Monday; the shops shall be closed at 1 p.m., and not be open untilthe following day, which is not Sunday or a holiday, at S a.m." ; Real Estate Licenses The attention of the counci'i was drawn to- the fact-that in . the. coUec-. tlon of real estate licenses Chief Skel-ton stated that he was promised same, wiien applied lor, directly the first deal was made. : . The commissioners sensed tliat the Will Await TiraeLtiriiil Set by the U. S. Then Order Will Be Given: ^ : Washington, March 29.-The German commerce dcstrbyer-Prinz-.Eitel Fricderich will be interned'^Newport News by order Vt the'Washington government ;Withih a^.-few ."days, -----------------,------- ------ according to opihiotiis expressed'li'ere city was not in a position to knojv as tonight in ollicial quarters. No 6ne-in to what, business 'was transacted by authority, however,'wdtild'discuss the. real estate agents, and the mere fact ship's status. ' of their having offices, putting up There was littlev doubt that' ti titne. signs,-and outwardly showing that bus..! limit tdr '..he-making",of repairs to the �  - --' ' Kitel had be2n set by. the goYernment, and that the limit'is-close to-expiration. 'When the period; granted" shall expire Conimaiuler 'I'hi'erichens' of the Eitel wljl be iornially.iiotiflcd-.that.he must cdthcr put to sea within 2-1 hours or his ship jind crew;will be interned for the ;wai:. , i .V The German captain colild, appeal for time to niake,'furtiier. repair-s, but this only would be.''grarited, it'is plant'thought, on a new and unexpected' showing as to the uiiseaworthihe^s of his vessel. . . ".,.,.,. _,'�'' : . WILL WAIT o:uavi.i>iiT; It appeared to;'he 'tl'ie .general'opinion that Comraapdijr �Th;ierichetis would not ask tliiitbis' shipvbo'iinterp-ed, but v.ould wait put his tin:jc Um-I it and compel tlie; govbr''rimedt"',t6 act.-'Oflicials recalled,the stateV)en.t of Captain Kiehne ofvthe Aimiertcan-ship William P. Frye, suiit by/^e'Eltel, who declared when\,life,riGaci|ed,/shore from the cruiser "tfia'^.'.she,*oujd^n put to sea again; (durvjig^tjuf^^r. ' lues's was beina carried on v,'as sutfl cleat .proof that' the amount of the license shou'id be paid. Ultlmaturn Krom Commerce A letter from S. J. Shepherd, on behalf .-of the .Commerce council, was read, insisting on a .definite promise by the commissioners' as to when the work of connecting, the sewer which discharged into the Lethbridge river, thereby, as alleged, polluting the wa-,tliis only ter, with the sevyage disposal plant ' would be conimericed,. Fa'Mng this, his instr.uctions were to compel tlie city to make the required connection. The matter was postponed to he dealt with at a special meeting of the council to, be held this afternoon. Cenietery Lots It was decided that H. Macbeth and all .others who had purchased lots prior to the transfer., of the cemetery lots.to the city, be recognized, and given receipts, the sanie to be recorded in the City Treasurer's office. ? ? > ? > ? ASQUIITH . ^ .; .J. .J. .;. .J. .;. CRITICIZED ? � �.. -- . : � London,, March. 29.-Unionist > journals, are attacking, Prime Minister Asquith icr alleged lack ot vigor in his direction of the war. The. attack was begun by the Times and.by J. L. Garvin In the Observer, and is now taken up by the Morning RoBt. � � � 'V :�� ' � . DENIES WAR PACT- ITALY � ,k Vatican Press Says N,b Unity Exists With H6ly See-andv,.Cre-1 viously had been stopp�4. - ' ' � BIG GUNS BATTER k THE STRAITS FORTS | London, March 29, 3.45 a.m.-"Aero-ii planes, both British and German,"! ^ays the Dal'iy News Tenedos corresvi pondent, "made remonnalsBances Sun-j| day over the Dardanelles.' This 'bigfl guns' bombardment of' the ^ forts .i of,-f Chnnak and Kilid-Bahr continued-from^f 10 o'clock in the morning until;:thr�,e'5 o'clock in the afternoon, both over;ttieffi; Ga'llipoll peninsula and'from a Btatfon|; a mile outside the' entrauco to i; the I straits. At times the fire was as,.faBtj|j as two shells a minute. , " FIRE OF BIG GUNS ' ' > i VERY EFFECTIVE  ' . >� Tenedos, March 39i-Shlps' stanaingy at tho entrance to the Dardanelles dl-| rected the fire from 'warships-.in?-thei Gulf If Sa'i'cs, and the shelling;-as far, as could seen from the heights''here,-appears to be very effective. i RUSSIA FLEE'i' AT - - TURK'S BACK DOqR London, March-29.-Russia is again.: today knocking at the back door -ot : Constantinople by bombarding the Turkish forts on the Bosphorus, but; with what success is not yet definite-1' ly known." As to, the front'door ol.the^ Turkish capital, the DardaneUesi the) I only news is the monotonous i;eitera- ' �tion of the report lhat the. mjiie ; sweepers of the a:ilies are continuing their work and that weather condi-. tions stiir prevent a resumption'ols .the bombardment by the fleet. '-TURKISH F1,EET - TO FIGHT RUSSIAN London, March 28.-The Sofia, .Buii garla, correspondent ot Reuter's .Tel'; egram Co., sends the -following -dlS'.;,' patch: , "According to news from Constap^:;^ tlnople, the cruiser Goeben (rehaAj'e'd.' the Sultan Sellm) has been completel^'i repaired, and is again fit for servicV; .1 "The minister of war. It Is 8tat'ea,tfef'''J elded on a great raid with the enti|!e'* territory fleet into the Blaclt^^ea,-w�lii''' the ojjject ot seeking and enj[a6jOS:tlie' Russlian fleet. ' "The minister o| �w�r,-l�8� ;]88: that the -Anglo-EVench' tleett%iuf*-"' Intorced by ten strong junUai-tosri the battleships sunk di;fd(Mbr fresh attack on the DardKU expects '.Saturday.'' ;