Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
iVOLUME VIII. LETHURIDGB, ALBEIITA, MONDAY, SEl'TEMHEK IS, 1915 NUMBER 231 STS BEEN LOST IN ATLANTIC Steamer Santa Anna on Fire Three Days Out From New York York, N.Y., Sept Fabre line steamshipe, Santa Anna, which was on in midocean, is safe, and proceeding under escort to the Azores, ac- cording to a wireless message re- ceived at the liner's offices today. New York, N.Y., Sept. etearaer Santa Anna bound from New .York to and Naples, with some 1600 Italian reservists aboard, was on fire today in the Atlantic, three or'four days' sail from'the near- est port. Wireless messages that reached the fetation at Cane Race late last night, "brought the first news oC her plight. It gave her position as latitude 40.23 north longitude '17.30 west, or about 960 miles southeast of Halifax. agents of the Fabre'line, to which the steamer belongs, to ob- tain further' information had failed during the early morning, and gravu 1'ears were uiileiiaiiiau here for the Eafoty of the- vessel and her pafiGcn- gers. When the Santa Anna sailed from New York, she carried a cargo con- eitsing largely of foodstuffs. Accord- "TOMMY" ACHESON HAS ENLISTED Winnipeg, .Man., Sept. 11. Dougall of Ca'.gary has been appointed by the C.P.R. as gen- eral agricultural agent, to suc- ceed T. S. Ache-son, who has enlisted, and lias been given a commission as a lieu- tenant. To Move Toward Constantinople London, Sept the Bal- kans and in Italy rumors-are ag- ain current of an Austro-Germah offensive movement toward Con- stantinople. RATTLESNAKES NEAR TABER Taber, Alia., Sept. week a nest of rattlesnakes was discovered on the farm of A. F. VanClay, in the C.Y. ranch, in which there were 121 snakes. Eight or nine of them were big fellows, bn_c measuring over six: feet. or ammunition aboard. Comparative- ly lew passengers were carried in the first and second cabins. The crew ing'to her owners, there were no arms numbered about 100. Commissioners Consider Increase in Light Rates Proteft Against Action' From Civic Improvement ommittee Co The city cuniniissioncrs this lioon at an adjourned meeting consid- ered a resolution moved by Commis- sioner Heid', raising the electric light rates Ic. per kilowat hour on the en- tire schedule, making the minimum rate how 8c. instead oi 7c., and the top rate instead o[ 9c. The rate to electricians will he raised from 4 cents to S cents. The increase i! adopted will' go .into effect on September consumption. The resolu- tion increasing the rates sets forth Ihe reasons for such action as being the greatly decreased use of power and light, -which brings the cost per kw. hour of producing the power up. rrhe' deficit in the electric light de- partment up till July 31 was ap- (proximatcly The resolution was laid-on the table until return of Coin. Grace from Great Falls. 4 siiDDlemeiitary report; presented Reid this morning- I.-" SIR' WILFRID 'IMPROVES Ottawa, Sept. condition ,of Sir Wilfrid ier, who was operated .on last week for the' removal of a molar embedded in the lower jaw, continues to improve. City Assessor Mecch was instructed this morning by the city comniission- Shows' the amount of "power used for the first six months of the year, as follows Light k.w. hours, to pri- vate consumers, street lighting j el's to have the assessment of 4he city for 1916 prepared and ready by January 1st, and an effort will be made by the commissioners to strike the rate of taxation next year, as early as the month of March. Although a certain.date is set. as to when the assessment roll to te ready, there is nothing to. prevent an '000 k.w. light on flat rates tQtal k.w. hours. Pow- er to meter consumers, k.w. lio'urs on flat rate total of fii k.w. hours. from was 586.13, from power early preparation of the roll. It will tla 797.05. Tho average rate paid for i be possible.to give all required np- lieht was-728c per hour, ami: lice for appeals from assessment, etc. for power 2.58C. per k.w. hour. hearing of. these appeals in on this report, an estimate of! court, and still have the rate struck what power may be used in the next in March, six' months, the proposed increase in rates will cover all deficit. Protest Increase A protest against the increase was made by letter to the commissioners liy the civic improvement committee of the board of trade through1 the chairman of the committee, F. W. Downer. Mr. Downer's letter was as -follows ,To the Mayor and Commissioners: to Commis- sioner Reid s report regarding the deficit in tho cltotrlc .llslil depart-1 T-S, Sent. 22nd ment_ and contemplated raise m elcc-j national irrigation Congress dp- its sessions here, .with a CANADIAN Ol'TICEKS, P1USONEKS, LOOK- ING IlAl'Pi ZEPP RAID: MO CASUALTIES London, Seiit. Zeppelin raid was made over the east coast of England last night. There were no casnav ties. .Mr. C. Fessenden. ot Peteiboro, Ont., received this picture from his son, Lieutenant C. V. Fesscnden of the 15th Battalion who with his companions captured at St. Julien, when their platoons cut off md thpv found themselves holding 150 yard of trenche an I laud in a s i ot i -rmans. From left to risht they are t M Macdonal I on ot Colonel W. 0. .Macdonald: Lieutenant Rjder of the Buffs Lieutenant 0 Fessen- den and Lieutenant P. .1. Smith of the lath Battalion. Russians Report Further Success in Gal- icia, But Teutons Deliver Violent Attacks in North Near the Dvina St. Paul, .Minn., Sept. J. :Hill will arrive in New York City some time today to handle the larg- est financial' deal in the history of the world. -HiM bus been asked to come to New York City by J. P. Morgan to direct the loan to European governments, winch .will, it is expect- ed, amount to from to Mr. Hill is fully prepared for what. is one of the most important trans actions in the" history of the United, States, and -which in a large .measure affects the course'of in Eu London, Set. Parliament re-assembles tomorrow, .its principal: concern will be schemes ot new taxa- Sept. 13. There is reason to believe that at u conference to he held .today at the statement be- I tween Secretary Lansing and Count Von BcrnstorlT, German ambassador, i an arrangement "will- he made under which the United States will endea- vor U) obtain the safe conduct from j this country to Germany for Captain i Franc Von" Papyri, m.Utary attache oi the German embassy. The expect- ed return of Captain Von Papen to Germany was the outcome ot the mention' pi his name in the letter which Dr.'.Dumba sent to Count FJur- ian. minister: of foreign affairs at Vienna, proposing; a scheme for crip- pling munition plants in the United States; Rome, via-.Paris, Sept. 13.-7-AH Bulgarian reservists in Italy have been the colors. Transportation expenses being defrayed 'through the lega- tion here. Bulgaria With Turkey It'appears :to -be established that Bulgaria'has- struck- a bargain with Turkey.'tfrid. Premier Radoslavoff, in response to an-apneal of-the, Armen- ians: stated: that Sofia is now on most friendly; terms with Constantinople. HEAD IRE FRIDAY Word lias been received by W. A. Buchanan. H.P., from T. M. Tweedie, M.P.P.; 'that Sir Herbert Ames, pre- tion to help in providing for expenses sident ae Canadi.m patriotic war' irund would spend Friclnj in Leth- An increase and extension of in come tax is expected in most quart ers, and an attempt to restrict the enlightened in the, matter, and want to Know why the citizens ol' Leth- bridge shoul y the ld Iiai e to pay more for light than other western cities, more especially when the riiinu run of coal at -our. plant- only costs a ton, and a possiKRo reduction to against other pities who have to pay 1hroe times that amount for Leth- bridge nut, slack, and the city of Hegina, which this week closed a contract foi tons of coal at their power plant at a cost of -10 a ton The only comment, this litter tjiis morning was that May- or used it1 f hither trade, apt) Iclieved that. the coal trade, field, panson their outfutT ol necessarily a that of Commis- that a com- hanlly.fair, was fit'cat- programme' which foreshadowed per- haps as .much attention to the imme- diate welfare of thet man who works Irrigation lands as to tlie methods by which he should do it. The 'congress will meet-here two days, .at Fresno two days and at Sacramento two days, ending next program at tho Exposition in San Francisco.- urae of imports is urged by many, public men. Most likely measures in this direc tion are largo additions to duties on" tea, tobacco, wine, sugar and petro-J leum, and possibly new duties oa lux- uries of various character. Other taxes, which have been gested art) upon railway tickets, thea Ires and motion pictures, automobiles anrf motor cabs, anil employers 01 do- mestic servants. An. increase in' charges for 'letters, telegrams andl telephones, all' of which are under government control, is a further 'pqs ilbility. t But the greater part of the halt billion dollars or so-which the govern- ment hopes to add to its ami i il in come, will come, according to the well, informed, from the income tax. Aloat I authorities are agreed 'that the income, tax must be..broadened.. .The minir mum of exemption presumably will; lowered, and plans will be made! for assessing the wages .of as man> workmen and small business men. as earn more than the flat minimum ne.- cessary to support existence. It is claimed that the income .of the in- habitants of -the British Isles is a year, and of this less than five billion dollars is lnow as sensed for taxation. The new legisla- tion is expected to reach at least three and a half billion dollars more. TABER YIELDS SO FAR VERY Taber, Alta, Sent. 11 Threshing started in the Ta-' Iv in excess of that ol Mr. RcitI .em at .Winnipeg; though the tilc.qf POW here '-J greatly it.wsis siiry to maintain a -ccrUiir SUB. the' power house and ,in the ment for efficicncf. The.cost.'in', the department-hail the very minimum, 'ber" 'iistrict last weelt. Her- man Schmidt was the first to 4 thresh. His field averaged ah- out 39 bushels of wheat to the acre, and graded No. 1 North '_ _ Duff Was the second to thresh and his ijarquis wheat is re ported to have averased over 4Ci'bushels to .the acre, and of an excellent grade. noou to discuss anothei- campaign for funds and in tlie evening lie ivi'il ad- dress a public meeting, at which Mr. Tut. chairman of the Sbuthern.'Alberta branch of the Fund, and. likely. Premier Sifton will also be pre-ent and speak! The local com- mittee ib meeting this afternoon to m ike arrangements. "Sir" Herbert Ames, who is member of the House of Commons for the St. 'Antoine division of Montreal, and a leading citizen of the-Canadian met- ropolis s gmns his entire time tu the promotion of the Patriotic Fund. .SIR: HERBERT AMES MARKETS October wheat October October barlov 49 WJEATHEK Uw cold. London, Sqjt. armies on the eastern front are sini striving for definite results, arc mak- ing progress everywhere except along the Galician frontier, where the Rus- sians report further success. In the north, where the Russian line had fat-en straightened by the withdrawal of forces, Field Marshal Von liindenburt; is directing a, vio- lent drive toward the. Dvinsk and the crossing oi the Dvina. In the centre Crown Prince Leopold has forced, his forces over ilir Szeiwiank and is.at-l tackinp in the vicinity of Skidel on the ooiiiji. Field Marshal. Von'Mack- enr.cit on hoth. sides of the Pinsk rail- way is pressing eastward toward the town. These movements have result- ed in the capture of several thousand Russians. The final object of the central pow- ers in this campaign is still a mat- ter of conjecture, but General Rus- zky, commander of the northern Rus- sian army, declares positively there is no danger that Petrograd will-fall this, year before the guns of tie in- vaders. U. S. Not Yet Accepted Offer to Arbitrate Arabic Sept. is re- good .authority .that. Sanford Evans, ex-mayor of Winni- peg, and tor several years engaged for the government un an investiga- tion into the economic possibilities' of the-proposed Georgian Bay been offered and accented the posi- tion of chairman of. the new commie-, sion which. was announced prior to the Prime Minister's departure for and of which the late Sir William Van Horne ;had accepted the chairmanship in June. f Owing to the failing health of Sir Wi'iiiam, other appointments were postponed, and the commission has not yet come into-'heing. The purpos- es oft the commission were outlined in a minute of the council last July. Its duties were to-inquire into and to make recommendations upon problems of transportation, unemployment, pro- duction, good roads, finance, immi- gration, etc. 12 DEGREES 1ST Throughout West Frost Was General-Only Late Grain is Hurt Twelve' degrees of frost, were reg- istered, at Lethbridge last night, in the sudden cold spell which' swept over the entire west. .At 7 o'clock this morning the thermometer regis- tered 20 degrees which is just 12 be- low freezing. On- Sunday morning at the same'hour the: mercury stood at 26.5 or 5.5 degrees of frost. On Sat- urday morning the register was 31.2 degrees. Frosts were general over the south country Sunday'morning and night. Little "damage tc grain, .was done, however, save where the standing grain was not fully ripe. At Warner 6 degrees of. frost were registered, but as all grain is practically cut, very little damagfc was done save to garden truck.. At Cardston, whcro there is a .good deal of green grain there were 12 degrees. Here the late oats suffered rather heavily, al- though tho wheat is fairly safe. Shortage-of binder repairs have kept the farmers hacv considerably, and many fields oi grain arc 'still uncut, in which tho frost will. have sonic damaging effect. At Bow Island, there were several degress of frost, but no particular damage was From Carmangay 'come reports of 10 (tcgu 'S ot frost, bat since most of the gram is in stool very little dam- age is, leportcd Some (ate fields were touched. From Micleod it ii> reported that 4 degrees of frost were registered on Saturday night aoil on Sundav night Lite oats us r> suffer- ed rather heaiilj but has scarcelj suffered -U all Washington, D.C., Sept. tary Lansing announced today after a conference with President Wilson that no decision.had yet been reach- ed on Germany's proposal to arbi- trate the Arabic case. it was generally believed that be- fore the United States will enter into forma1! negotiations on the Arabic case in particular, or any phase the general subject which might in- elude the sinking of the Lusitania, it will be necessary first to confirm German's assurances of cessation ot attack by submarines on liners. The declaration that 'the States would not discuss the nusitania case until it had been established whether the sinking of the Arabic was a justifiable act, increases the :im- portance of the decision on the Arabic case. Turks Cannot Hold Out Very Long Against Allies .Athens, Sept. -13, via American citizen standing in Athens has Constantinople, he is trustworthy, that the situation of'the Turkish array and government is un- favorable. According to this information, the position of the Turkish forces, defend- ing the Dardanelles is precarious. It is said the Turkish front, thinned by BIG .YIELDS AT WARNER Some heavy yields of wheat are being; reported from the Warner district. Tonny Brosif in a test of their threshing rig, threshed ten acres' of pats, which yielded them 1100 bush- els 110 bushels per acre. From five acres of fall wheat threshed, they got' 50 bushels to the acre. c'a, page Duncan Anderson, a prominent On- tario farmer, who is now a member of the Dominion government markets commissioner, :has been spending eral days in the, Lethbridge district, gathering information regarding mar- keting conditions connection with the intelligence branch, which has been establshed by the markets- commission. The purpose of this brancli is to gather complete, inform ation regarding marketing conditions, in order that a policy regarding such may be defined later by the Dominion government. On Saturday son had a two hours' session- -with President Marnoch of the. Board of Trade, and S. S; Dunham, vice-presi- dent of the United Farmers of Al- berta. These gentlemen gave Mr. Ander- son a, full line-up on conditions re- garding marketing of livestock and meats, to which the markets commis sion is confining its activities It is probable that as a result of informa- tion gathered.by Mr Anderson a pol icy will be adopted will he ad- vantageous, to Lethbridge as well as other districts. Mr. Anderson makes a icrj signifi- cant statement with reference to the large amount of alfalfa grown in the district this year, .in which he was very much Interested, Talking of the marketing of-.alfalfa, Mr- Anderson. 'that is a crop which off th4 farm on four Meaning, of course, that the iltalfi, rather than told In bulk, should be fed teMlveitoek, possible. tar. Anderson.is upending IOIM tipf in southern afld fC- turn to Ottawa.tor some tlmf. heavy losses which-the figliting has .entailed on bofh-'Bides, is in.- crcaain'gly difficuJt.-to.boiaj'jhfllrfirnes 'against'1tlie French and British; Turkey's position.at -describ' ed as dlsadvantageousr The "fpnrier German cruisers Goeben and Brealau Sultan. Selim and. Medulla said to have been incapacitat- ed, while the Russian fleet preys up- on Turkish shipping. London, Sept newspapers devote much to. the announcement of David Lloyd George, minister of'muni- tions, that the nation must in- crease her efforts very greatly It victory for the entente alUet. to be assured. Believes Citizens Should Look After The Boulevards If it is legally possible to -do- sq, Mayor Hardie is in favor of. having tho" residents along 'tlie boulevards keep the boulevards clean of, weeds, and look after the grass cutting -al- so: has asked City Solicitor 'Ball to inform him as to whether thcre-ii anv thing in the charter to prevent the citj compelling the citizens to look after the boulevards of their respective -properties. This came up this morning at the commissioners' meeting in connection with the weed the provi- sions of which provide that after 24 hours' nolicr smed through the newspapers, citizens ylll te required to cut their weeds on their property, or be liable to a fine 'of not less than SI or more than (i for each day the weeds are uncut-, and 'also empowers the public works commissioner to have the needs cut and the cost charged up to thn ratepayer concern- ed and collected as part of taxes; The further consideration of the bylaw was leftover this morning uh til City Solicitor Ball's report on the 'matter ;of the boulevards is re- ceived. MINISTER JOB Winnipeg, Man It U leaned that the Rev D. 8 HuWton ot Winnipeg whs shortly inspector of foster for provlnct, to succeed ton Bridgmau. For 1 -'-tsnt pastor of Central :I church.