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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 8, 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba ONLY MORNING NEWSPAPER IN LEATHER FORECAST COLD WITH LOCAL Temperature Yesterday at 7 Sun p.m. Moon 8, 1916. EIGHTEEN PAGES NO. 186 TO PROTECT HP MADE Norris States Precautions Being Taken in View of Ottawa WILL SEARCH FOR BOMBS Johnson Makes Statement on Law Courts Read Third Premier N orris last Experts Ridicule V npr nr Dash From Kiel Nnt Ur FRENCH BATTERIES he deeply to that which destroyed the Litol at Ottawa overtake the j There j no proof that was the work of i the suspicion been there was a plot on foot to de- stroy all the legislative buildings In tie have thought it wise to lake some said the buildings not in particularly but the of with what they j would be an irreparable Arrangements an engineer tO Feb. 7. The idea thai the German fleet will come out of the Kiel canal some equipped with 1 7-inch guns that will blow England's dreadnoughts to was ridiculed by British naval experts Official utterances on the subject are laboo in it was learned today that British naval officers believe the with the monster Queen is is the maximum calibre for real especially in the North where the British and German fleets might The angle of a shell from a 1 7-inch gun musi exceed fifty it was The range of the weapon is twenty It this it was it would be necessary for the Germans to assign small vessels to the business of hits on ALLEGATIONS Sir Robert Borden's ence With Manufacturers Over War of the public works department to inspect them trom top to will do so be repeated shall have fire alarm system no inspection will from to We fire al and also the in the In- are ble material as far as be removed from the There unfortunately a quantity of Feb. between the government and the Canadian Manufacturers' relative to war which was asked for by Hon. George P. the close of the last session of was tabled in the commons this afternoon Sir Robert .In producing Sir Robert said that the government had not secured the consent of manufacturers to table the letters before the rose in April Allegations of favoritism in connection with war contracts is the and it is also alleged that In the early days of letting of war contracts middlemen and that there were other It appears that on Oct. 1914, G. M. secretary of the i wrote to Sir Robert Borden the house had -had a fire that there dissatisfaction about the while stories were which created suspicion doing harm to the suggestion was made by secretary of the that the requirements government be secured by tender and and material in the and there be bombs enough down there In blow UP two parliament building's lor knowP A search will be and I must ask every member of the house to be specially careful cigars and I may say That we are taking steps to strengthen the guard of the There should I be Mr. Norris turned to the Hon. T. H. Johnson and it since be twenty the of public Borden Acknowledges OB Friday last a committee of the legislature a message to Sir Robert expressing the of the house with parliament that the Canadian -bo In Mr. Norris Borden's was as behalf of the parliament and the of I send sincere thanks for your message cf Please convey to legislature our profound appreciation of its The house listened in dead silence somewhat ominous ment of the prime After tho members took a. look around for means of on Pnge GRAIN MARKETS REVIEW A broad market ended day with a Broad No reason could be given for the den decline in the Winnipeg market in the hour except that the tom fell out of the Chicago The reason assigned in that market lor the general out was that holders were discouraged by the un- certain outlook for export because of the combining of foreign buyers and because of the ing German attitude toward the trade to These reasons not overwhelming but it needed only the shadow of a scare apparently to set the market Everyone was developments and everyone was when things looked the market was in a nervous position and a drop ot a cent or two caused stop loss The execution of these changed the retreat to a fledged In actual figures was down on the This la the biggest slump May has had since the close of and at the present price of May Is j I Enormous Explosions paused North-East of Fire Near FIGHTING AROUND LOOS British and Germans Are ing Fire of Big Other Feb. on the front in- France and Belgium little fighting has been Paris tells of the bombardment of German positions near and in. the destruction of a block house between the Oise and the and of effective work by French batteries in the Ar- tois and sheila former caused explosions northeast of Arrus and a great fire in the Champagne near i The Germans have busy with their artillery against the around while the British in re- bombarded German trenches near The Vienna war reports the situation unchanged all Hie fronts where the Austro-Hungarian troops are Nothing new has come through concerning the tion of troops of the Teutonic allies in- the region of the Greek A Copenhagen despatch indicates that the authorities at Kiel are ful of an allied air The populace has notified that a steam will give the people ad- vance notice of an air and that in case raiders come the people should not unduly expose A London newspaper is authority for the statement that Earl the secretary of probably leave the war office to undertake work of a more important character If Earl ener the newspaper Sir chief of will actively direct the and a civilian will become secretary for FRENCH OFFICIAL else be- ing i Orders Were The premier replied that he agreed that supplies should be secured by but as regards the over- seas he pointed out the urgency of placing If they had followed he the force could not have been equipped in two The pre- mier asked for further details of on Nov. the premier again saying that if i there were Mr. Murray submit the facts at j in said that the j did not want to make but instanced a number oC One complaint was that E. of the Hendel turing motor who waited from D o'clock in the ing- until I o'clock to have an officer look at war cycle outside the militia When the general Feb. following of- communication was issued by the war office Belgium our artillery ly bombarded tbe small near and the enemy trenches in front Artois the fire of pur batteries caused powerful explosions German lines near St. east of Between the Oise and the Aisne enemy block house was destroyed at La south of the Bois Champagne a bombardment by our heavy artillery of the enemy establishments near caused a great has been reciprocal the rest of the CANADIAN CASUALTIES Feb. names are in last list of Three men are reported ten and two 111; Lieut. L. A. is posted Thomas is recorded severely dore Red is named as The list FIFTH Severely SEVENTH NINTH Seriously P.O. Box Red TENTH N.B. TWELFTH Seriously CORP. FIFTEENTH i Killed in Ont. TWENTY-SECOND TWENTY-FOURTH Killed In TWENTY-NINTH LIEUT. 978 Nicola FORTY-SECOND DAVID Ont. FIRST PIONEER Accidentally PIONEER B.C. HUGE WAR RISK BY Two Million Dollars Placed by the Provincial on Feb. of the biggest insurance policies yet placed western Canada was taken out the cial on direct and insures provincial parliament buildings for the sum of war risks of any The policy was placed through the local agents of and The policy of of a very elastic character so far as war are It covers ages from bomb outrage or of and even from resulting from gasoline used by In addition to this the is taking special precautions with regard to the of all doors 1-ave been closed to the public the main A. number of ad- guards have been placed on and upon stilting is escorted by one of guards to the particular office he wishes to if -is the guard leaves him without is not the guard remains with him until has his when he is again escorted to out- side the will reduce all danger to the f AN OFFICIAL came out he refused even to at f the Another complaint was from the International Harvester Co. They had built a special wagon for war purposes despite repeated re- could find no officers who would even inspect it. Allege Uncivil The correspondence contains a complaint from George H. of the firm of Thornton who claimed that H. W. director of had informed him that Mark in Canada only could make treatment was complained of Mr. Brown by several Toronto Complaints of alleging that they -had influence tjp secure were made by Mr. Another complaint was that John M. of the Alton Knitting assisted by Richard cured an order for three thousand it was were farmed out to J. of at a large Sir Robert Borden made an In- into each case by Mr. and replied to the on Feb. 19. Dealing with the charge of lack of official Sir Robert pointed to the strain and pressure under the officials were ing during the early days of the The charges that business had been conducted through he was not borne out by the 9o tinder the high point of the In view of the fact that the can markets went down early in Winnipeg held out very j Officials knew nothing of the There was a good deal of for by New York houses in the j which it was claimed was farmed Sir said that the contract hud never been filled by the Alton or and had been I Sir in his replied to all cases cited by Mr. ing- that in each case there was early part of the day and this ably supplied this sopport was withdrawn the fall Some selling was for New York though selling was mainly com- mission houses and went into strong Some of the wheat bought in the local market during the last few days for the Greek also on Saturday an English interest was reported as seem to be tired of in a market which reacts every few Whether the break will bo it is difficult to The foreign scheme has sened buVit cannot sen the While the German raiding schemes are more likely to applied to the southern routes cannot be so easily that the effect should rather be bullish to the American Also the time is drawing near when heed must be paid to the con- of the winter to made of justify the allegations REPORT GERMAN CRUISER ROON TAKEN BY BRITISH Now Feb. is ed in shipping circles here the British cruiser Drake has cap- tured the German cruiser after a running of two and has taken the prize The Roon is warship which is believed to have foremost in the on British in which eight vessels were sunk or She is said to have been ami directed the movements of ship which made a prize of the off the Madeira Feb. official communication from headquarters was issued the region there was a heavy artillery We successfully ed enemy guns and working In the region of there was a successful along the Houssey beyond the enemy's the Germans On the right wing of the Dvinsk a German armored motor car was struck by a shell and Germans flred big shells on the railway station at north of I have established doubt the Germans are our dis- signs on their of Gen. north of Bojana we exploded a under the enemy's trench The sion wrecked the trenches aged the Directly afterwards our men advanced to the attack and captured the from which by a plentiful use of bombs they got into the enemy trenches where they found numerous the same region Corp. in reality a ed and who for scouting got through the enemy's and despite a serious wound in the leg and the fracture of a and returned to our trenches Caucasus In fee coast re- gion our troops having passed the attacked the Turks and dislodged them from a series of one above the other On the northern shore of Lake Van we occupied the region east of In Persia we drove back the enemy in the of BRITISH OFFICIAL Feb. British of- communication on the progress of the in the for some hostile artillery activity about and the of hostile trenches near the the has been Heavy Artillery Feb. ments intensity have been in progress in the sector between La Bassee canal Arras in ern France and south of the River German army headquarters announced Tho official statement theatre of ware There have been fierce artillery battles La Bassee canal Arras and south of the city of Lens has again been vigorously bombarded by the enemy the last few In the Argonne French blew up and occupied on Hill No. 285. northeast of La They were driven out ately by Norwegian Ships Feb. Norwegian steamships to Gothenburg with a cargo of New York to Bergen with a have been taken auto The Skard has Belgian Ships to be Requisitioned to Bring Food Feb. problem of the Belgium northern had been gravely lately by inability to charter sufficient to carry the relief has been temporarily solved by the Belgian government at the request of all ships flying The Belgian government has passed a law which has been signed by King Albert compelling all to enter the immediate service of the what charters they may have Vessels which are loading or are now 611 voyages will be permitted to fulfil their but on arrival at their ports of destination must be over to agents of mission immediately after ing- their The commission will receive in all about twenty ships fitted for overseas This will provide one-third of the total required an ths relief The ships will be placed under the flag of the by with all them from any form of They will be in regular service to Rotterdam ports of tho United the River Plata The most valuable is the Red Star liner normally a passenger but now used as a. Ruben Dario Is Feb. author and here last He was former ister of Nicaragua to Senor Darlo was one of the most prominent poets writing in the Spanish language and won high honor in He was the author of sixteen well-known Spanish For many years he in ing country there as consul Work on Alaska Feb. of the Alaska announced today that the commission would soon have men at work 011 the branch of the government's railroad from Anchorage to the Matanuska coal Contracts are being let for clearing the right-of-way and supplies are being assembled at con- struction Cherokee Indian Feb. a Cherokee has been decorated for bravery in delivering dispatches to a general under heavy according to a letter here today by his has been com- missioned an officer of the 104th Light Queen's an English regiment with which he is now iner in 7 P.M. DAILY Is the CLOSING HOUR for acceptance of Display and Classified Advertising for next day's Advertisers are requested to hand in their large or as early as All cuts and mats Office every evening ex- PHONE MAIN 6340 DIRECTOR-GENERAL IS BEREAVED Many friends the west will sympathize deeply J. of experimental on the loss of his The funeral took Jan. 30 to old family OTTAWA MAN GOT Von Papen Correspondence Gives Additional Interesting Points of Feb. 7. Interesting tions to the Papen contained in a parliamentary paper The gives the translation of all the ments taken from Cap I. Franz the former German military attache at and the full entries of his bank account with fac similies of cheques and only revelation historically im- portant is von who was German minister to in the spring of 3914, favored inter- national Karl the naval attache at to von ing- Admiral von arid defending President Col. of the German Wrote that the American military at- tache at Major who early -in was the bearer of letters to German in A- letter Lyell in contained unfavorable opinions of James W. Prince Hatzfeld and of New wrote concerning bhe and idiocy of whom latter George Sylvester editor of went on record of his George Van former of accounts of New York and a newspaper who was on Capt Papen's salary wrote to Maximilian the noted German lauding Count von the German sador at Washington and tile widow of Count von the former ambassador at as decrying Count von an scathingly de- who at one time was the representative of Germany in Incidentally he informed Harden how Dr. contemptuously of The bank accounts of Von Panen show that yon Skai and W. von Igel received a salary of with certain Two cheques of a. total of are ed for The paper contains the com- man repeatedly tried to enter the his majesty's He is now interned in Peace in Swedish Feb. of -an in- on the subject of has given by Deputies hagen and Socialist members of the Swedish says an Exchange Telegraph despatch from The in- Is whether through the in- of Sweden or another there can be ed a peace conference of neutral a view to way for universal said ito be presented at the request of members of thel Ford peace party NOT CHANGED STiD Position on Lusitania Case Remains the Some as When Last Note CONFERENCE ON TODAY Count May Be In- formed of Decision Th is Feb. Wilson take up with his cabinet tomorrow the latest draft of the proposed communication many hopes will bring the tions over the Lusitania disaster to a termination satisfactory to the United or announcement whether the offer of the Berlin government is satisfactory is Expected soon The president did not request of State to come to White House for a conference and the conference which had planned did not The secretary expects to discuss the with the president and it is believed in tonic circles that Count von the German may be summoned to the state department some time during the afternoon and informed of the de- of the United Confidential advices received day high official Quarters are to the effect that the expressions of optimism the outcome of negotiations which have been heard in certain official and diplo- matic circles are not without Chairman of the senate foreign relations declared after with administration that he believed the case was It was stated at thel state department that the position of government in regard to Lusitania case was identical with the position taken at the time the last note was to Case Practically Feb. of the senate foreign relations said today ences administration officials that it was his that the case was practically He did not go into Secretary today denied that new demands had been the Lusitania at a time when the German government con- the negotiations practically of the Berlin quoting the references by man of foreign to Said Secretary increased de- nands made in the Lusitania case an set forth in notes oC May 9 and July 21. I doubt Dr. Zimmerman ever made the states ment that new demands had been because he must know that it is utterly To Have Choice of Words Administration officials let it be known that a mere choice of words would not be permitted to stand in the way of the success of the and that the United States will not insist on the use of the word or jn To Permit Women To Practice Law Feb. is noi yet extinct in the Quebec and its most enthusiastic exponent is the youngest member in the legislative Lucien member of Dorchester Being a member of the bar of the province of Quebec Mr. Cannon feels thai all the privileges of that association should be extended to the fair providing they the proper studies and pass the same as required of the male Article y. 4534 of the revised which concerns admission to the bar of maizes no mention of the Mr. Cannon iW gallantly promoting a public to amend the article in so that in future ladies who are properly qualified will be admitted to the tice of law in the province of The is inscribed on the order paper of the legislative but has noi yet bean VOTE TO RETAIN LIQUOR STORES Feb. an all-night debate on a resolution introduced by J. of Prince the legislature at tonight down of the opposition to the liquor stores in Saskatchewan as blight on the name of A debate Might this during which Hon. J. A. minister of made a speech which was cheered to echo by his Hon. George minister of municipal also spoke on the as well as of The resolution was defeated on a straight party vote of 35 to H. Purchase Telephone dence regarding the purchase of the government telephone site in Swift Current was heard this morning at the the legislative tee on public accounts and Contradictory evidence regarding the value of the property was by George a hotelman of Swift and J. T. a real estate Mr. Webster stated that at the time the property was by the government he con- it to be worth 51G.OOO. Mr. Haight declared that was a fair of the property at end of 1913, the time it was Dr. of that it would be detrimental to the health of S. P. were he brought back to the on CHARGE REDUCED Samuel of 41st Battalion Guilty of Associated Feb. the shire assizes today Samuel of the 41st Canadian indicted for the wilful of Henri by stabbing liim at White on January 10, pleaded not A verdict of of was re- burned by the jury direction of Mr. Justice Darling after ence had been presented to show that the accused private was subject to epileptic and was unaware of bis actions when he fatally ed Private It was also shown that Jolicoeur received a knife thrust intended for another The a Russian grated to Canada thirteen years He was employed on road work by the Quebec and with other Russians joined the Canadian His defence on the tal charge was by the his regiment and siian for Canada Feb. At a conference of the Canadian Jewish concluded today at the Prince and attended by delegates from Toronto Fort Chatham and North a resolution was adopted to memorialize the Dominion upon them to proclaim in the Dominion of a to be utilized throughout the Dominion for the collection of funds for the Jews of French Teachers File Feb. new twist was given the separate school tangle when the 133 striking French teachers filed garnishments against the city and school for ed in. which and department hold they are not entitled The will serve to prevent I the city paying the money it holds as taxes over to the commission un- til they are disposed of by a decision of the court Feb. 23. Carson to Take Rest Feb. Edward former has been ordered his physician to take a. five is ing due to Edmonton Factory Feb. three story plant of the Emery engaged in the Ing of women's etc was destroyed oy shortly before with a loss of 000 About 75 girl employees are thrown out ot The establishment was a sub- concern of James which furnished an a large part the The cause of the fire Is Both building and stock are covered by SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE ATTACHED TO MEETING Feb. court cular announces that the king day received in audience Premier Sir Henry Jackson and Charles Edward Mr. Asquith is president of the imperial defence Sir Henry I 4s sea General CaLlwell director of military Special significance is believed to attach to conference of the king with the three tives of the war It is also that Earl lor -had a. long audience with 'the king a few days Party Division on in Saskatchewan HEGRET DEATH OF SIB CHARLES TOPPER Resolution is Adopted in Ot- tawa House After Eulogies By LABOR BUREAU SYSTEM Amendment to Lemieux Motion Are Back to Fob tbe fact that much existed in tho large Victoria museum building liv which is now located house commons yesterday in doing a good day's just as much as would have been in the old to the strenuous exertions of the staff of the department of public a transformation scene had been wrought In museum ing although considerable remains to be done before parliament will settle in comparative comfort to finish of the Within the new chamber looked spick and tional with leather seated chairs had been provided for tins leading members on both of this a bright green carpet the aisle Conservative Liberal and a mal- ting covered rest the Provision had been made for tho members of the press gallery on behind the speaker's The of the vras confined largely to the passing a resolution of condolence in I he of the late Sir Charles the answering of questions and a debute on the question of tho desirability of establishing system of labor bureaux as called tor In a resolution moved by Hon. Lemieux and which the government declined to Hon. Robert Rogers moved amendment in more general terms which accepted by Mr. and Resolution of The resolution of as that the house of com- mons desires to express its sense of the loss sustained by the in Right Hon. Sir dominion and the death of die lule Charles for many years a commanding in and government the Dominion and tho in the expansion and de- velopment of which so great a. part. Sir name and career will be held by Canadians In intimate association with the and of. our Full of years and honors he has leaving behind him and impressive record of public The house of com- mons itself oC this to record I IK tribute of respect the memory of one of its most SUSPECT city at the present time to give Slr Charles dence in- connection with this Ihe minister presented tho Dr. Thomson had advised him on report ot the special committee January 17 to go to the const to draft a resolution of remain there until j on the death of the lato Sir In the tion Sir Robert Borden referred to the of. Sir Charles Tupper into the public life oC Nova just years before his His record there was what might have been from his later The the leader of I in which he helped to mold the policy the town who of province were those in con- arrested last night at the instigation with free rail ways Was Soldier in German of the Dominion police on suspicion of being a German remains under an armed military guard at the pending ex- amination by the Ottawa authorities of books and papers found in his Schattle admitted he was a former soldier in the German and it is claimed that he has been in many since the war broke There are no new developments in connection with the finding of a box of cordite in a car of goods at the local Grand Trunk station Saturday A fuse was attached the box of explosives when cordite was found in a car of which was shipped here from Schattle has been In town a year and a employed in a furniture He has made frequent trips out of town since his arrival Woman Shoots Feb. aged 40, a. prominent nnd the union of the maritime He attended town conference in connection the proposed nt which were also from this led to the ing of the proposition ami the later of the confederation of the He held many important and -in Canada to become -in Sir Charles ho hud lived to sec Canada's boundaries ex- tended from ocean to As recognition of great to Ihc the premier trust that in the not distant future a. monument will erected to him on parliament but the greatest monument is his splendid re- cord of Sir Wilfrid Laurier referred to the deceased statesman and his valuable services to the He had been one of the most industrious of purl and helped to make Canada what it. 1s His name minister of was shot and j stood eminent among those of the probably fatally wounded here this j men who met m. Quebec to by Mrs. Annie of confederation of ail The woman pulled re- He was always ready to volver from her bag and fired five accept or Kven when shots into the man's When arrested by a deputy Mrs. Faust said the minister insulted her and that she had fired upon him to revenge the Russian Cabinet Feb. im- portant cabinet change was an- Pierre retires for reasons of He is succeeded by M. a member of the council of the WEATHER his judgment was against must admit ho was moved by broadest Canadian From the he entered the dian parliament he a leading on Paua Meet Feb. 9 imperial Duma to Feb. decree Feb. 9 as the date for the resumption of the sitting of tho Duma and of the council of the em- The report from the logical observatory at St. John's Colleen is as at 7 maximum for the preceding 12 baro- 30.18; wind at 10 miles per no Tho Canadian service weather observations taken al. 7 last Feb. 7. Winnipeg 4 Swift Port zero I 2 Snow continues in and has Into Southern Alberta and Temperatures remain low in all Minimum and maximum 26 20 16-40; 32-32; 30-34; 6 6; 20 4: Moose 30 1 30 30. 31 5 24 10 Port 16 2; Parry 12-16; 15-39: 14-24: 8-26; 12-28; 18-30; St. 30-38; 32-4-2.__________________ OCEAN Arrived at From Cymric Liverpool New Torlt Pomeranian Glasgow Portland Roma Lisbon New Tork Constantinoa New Lest We The regular of the Canadian Casualty List In the columns of the daily press in- that 'the of wounded Canadian soldiers passing the hospitals and convalescent homes in England constantly tends to in- crease in News From Home Their First Want The need therefore of supplying these institutions with papers Canada is greater now than at any previous time You can send the Daily Free Press to any address in Great Britain or at the Front for 35c a for three This amount pays for postage as well as the The Manitoba Free Press
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