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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta �volume x. LETHBRIDGE, ALgpRTA. S>^TURDAY, FEBRUARY 1917 J. BREAIS MH WWNY-W TO BONERS TAKEN BY RAIDER Washington, Feb. 3.-Tlie severance, of diplomatic relations with Gerinany was' formally announced to the coiintry and the world by. President Wilson'at a joint session of congress tpday at; 2 o'clock., .Thft United States now stands on the verge of war, with all Ihe'historic precedent of centuries pressing it forward. Fervently invoking the guidance of Almighty God in the step he had taken, President Wilson detailed to the congress why thc.United States could not continue relations-withq warring �ower which repeatedly invades its sacred rights and takes the yes ofvits citizens, , \^ ' ,'Galm, with a sense of right in what may proye the m,ost sombre'moment of United Stales history, the president stood in therhistoric 4iall of the House of Represerilalives, and with sentt-tors.und T^prescntativcs before him, spoke the wofds which may carryclhe-cbuntry'into the world conflict, not for aggression and not Jpr power; only for law and humanity. Silent and attentive, the grim company of the nation's law-makers listened with, i-apt attention while President Wilson told of the United States course in the now unsuccessful diplomatic struggle to dissuade Gerinany from her cailfipaign o^inithlessncss. V The preH{dent declared that "notwithstanding-this unexpected action , of the German'government, tills siid-i 'f.en and' deeply .\aiBi>1orable renunciation of ita assurance given this government/' he'refused to believe that "it tH'the^ltatentlon of .the German au-thorititis^tat'do in fact what they have "'�raS^^^^*'^*'^ liberty to do." IipnncludinK his address President WiUdA dediM-^ that^lf overt acts are forthcoming he.vriU again come before xpj||^8Bv,tb:aBk authority"'to use any i^eilnstU&t^xnay be necessary for tlie pi-9tooUoni0^vour seamen- and our people;" '^Il^deilttal goyernments, he believear/WlIktake the same course. "We- wi�ii ttb�)iefve no weiflsh -ends,' the proBident stated.,r'.'We,seek n^ire-1y .to stand true alike In time and in action to the immediorial principles of our people, seek merely to Vindicate our rights to liberty i�nd JusUce, and an unmolested life, these are the bases of peace, not war,'^JGigd.'grant that ire may not be challenged to, defend t\\im ,by acts of M;ilful injustice on the part of (lie government of Germany.'' The present stioke' as follows: Gentlemen of the.'Congres6,-r7Tbe Imperial German Bovemmenb on }he thirty-first of JanUpry' announde^ , to this and to the governments of the other neutral nations that on and EVEIOPMENTS 1ENU.S. PRESIDENT WILSON, who bro*fiie off Diplomatic Relations with Germany today. :. . Four Dead In Horrible Wreck ' Louis from noon loiday until'noon Sundny "on^account of "the shortage of steam coah" ! How Bernstorff Took the News Goodbye, Bernstorff m EFHIN -isyEffiiisiNFya ''We can liold'Out against the strike for another week," said Mayor Har-die this morning discussing the coal tamine. , But .'Willie the mayor is optimistic over :,the fuel supply, there are  hundreds) of otiiers in the city who are not so optimi.BtU- The city'a fuel .supply is. at' the lowest point ever known this time of the year, and with the thermometer at 22 below, accompanied by a cold north wind, there are many households in tlie city which will l)a�e a hard time to keep going, pases are>knoWiii in the city where mothers are keeping tlielr children in bed to keep them warm .Many i'am-ilieiT'jvlio had enough coal a week ago to see t^jmn �through, for ji strike ot a tew ^aya are.ftl?inding tlieir. isupplles very low, and before-they will be able to secure a' Supply again they will be completely' aut. ' Mayor Hardie states tKat.^he city has tftken' care, up till tljis morning, of all^urgdnt orders for coal. The city miae^i^ Uroduolng. between 20 and 25 tons A day about half of Ayhlch Is �valU|t)l9'tofr ..delivery to thoB,fl wbo are out of fuel. ,7 Sunt. Cotterell is doing his .'best to meet the isltuation not oiily-In X,eth-bridge but throughout the whdle district. Coal has the right of way over all otlfer freight. This , morning he gave orders that coail al the, steam coalmines.in the Pass which has\'ar. II is an act of protest characterized in the usage of- nations as tho "measure short of war.." ARE GUARDING NAVAL YARDS v Washington,,Feb. 3.-No one other than otTicials and employees of the.naval yards and stations is to be adinilled lo such goN'ernment reservations. Orders to this, effect, Secretary Daniels announced today, had been issued and would be effective immediately. PRESIDENT IS CALM C Washington, Feb. 3.-President Wilson will address a jbint session of congress on the sulri marine question al 2 o'clock this afternoon.. The president's address, while guarded closely,; reviews negotiations witli Germany climaxed by the note giving. \Varnings that tlie Berlin government had removed i-estriclions on submarine warfare. Tlie decision to bi-eak Avas taken for granted by many senators, with whom he talked late Fridaj', aiid by members of his cabinet.: Although he did not give his decision in those conferences, his outline of the situation gave such u serious picture (hat it was generallj' believed that he'hud come to the conclusion that he Could follow no course, but bi-cak relations with Germany. � Mr. Wilson remained in his study in the White House throughput,^ the morning,,and saw nb callers. It was learned he began jreparation of his address to congress shortly after his returji from the capitol last night. Whi e steps leading up to the break.were being taken, apparent calm prevailed at the While House and state department. Swiss to Afct for Germans ] Vice-President Marshall, notified to'to parliament. Washington, Feb. 3. - Germany's arrange for a joint session i ofcoh- ~  " diplomatic interests in the United gress, said: "It is sincerely to'be States will he assumed by the Swiss hoped that this necessary break Will legation. not drag the United States into war. Spain to Act in Berlin There are limits, however, tO the en-Washington, Feb, 3.-Spain will durance, beyond which no seif-respect-talce over the diplomatic interests of ins nation can go." the United States in Berlin, Senator Tillman, chairman of the A Complete Severance senate naval committee, said:"I'm Washington, Feb, 3,-Ambassador mighty glad ot it. I was in favorl wlxen _Brard's instructions are to close his I iieard of the note flrsti of telllrig Miv embassy as'well as all consulates in Bernstorlf to pack up his duds and gp The entrance ot thef United States into the war at this (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9) correspondent of (.he Associated Press: "I'm so sorry. However, I expected Germany. AH embassy attaches, con-it- There was nothing else left for the suis, consular agents arid their staffs United: States to do. I wonder how I are to be broueht>,-out, of Germany. am to get home?V The ambassador This makes the severance of relations ance of diplomatic reiations between and other, offlcials of the embassy more complete than "is usual in such the United States and Germany was lidme to his barbarians." News Received at Ottawa Ottawa. Feb. 3.-News of the severr How The Grain Markets Acted seemed to feel this morning that break was imminent. a cases. News Comes tike Thunderbolt Chicago, Feb. 3.-News of the sever Ing of diplomatic relatione, with Oer many was flashed on the Board- ol Trade a few minutes after the open< ing, and wheat prices, immediately fell C cents to 155 for May. "Within MARKETS Washington. Feb. 3.-At the capitol expected as private advlCQS �r,om. news of the" president's decision came Washington which camo tp the gov-nice a thunderbolt. Everywhere there ernment last night indicated., ,tliat received with great Interest; in offlWal ten minutes quotations had worked/up circles here. The news was not un-i.ward ^o-159. Other grains werejnot greatly disturbed.  , Statement of Grain' . .. Man-;';-. V .Winnipeg, Feb. 3.-"Now that factual �;nnt wViMt 16454 Were expressions of, support and a'p- Bernstorff would be Jianded his passv Var has been practically announced r�^a�^Mri) whMt1493! probation: Leaders in congress were ports within 24 hours, Tfte breaking between Germany and the .U.S;,:the Miy vvh^a^ ";...'.'..!".!*.'.!". 169% deeply moved by the. climax. One of of diplomatic relations does nptme,ces-^ fl^^^^ this news 18 Hkolv to Uocal tracic May cats May .flax iioeded WEATHBITf' HlBt�^ I did liotbJlleve the president anticipated. . Jrioeded from this coatiiei .would do it. Now we had-,better see It is expected wl^en tle bouse me^^s trend of T"88 when-tnis -15'to it that our marines "prevent the dis- this afternoon the prenier. will h^yejs oyer will Ue gradually ^n stantiallv the same as the president's Lpw . ...... ...... -22 mantling of atiyworb German ships , a cppimunication from tVe Bf^tW.f W- address to congress was included. 'Forecwt.' Mostly fair and v^ry;cold, in our harbors.", ^ - 'bassy at Washington to coflamunICi�te H, M Bftird of Bair^ws ^^^^ 36 5473 ;