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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRTDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY r,, 1916 NUMBER 17 Supposed Plotter of Ottawa Disaster Taken at Windsor, is Allowec To Go Free Believe Now That ing Had Been "Fixed Ottawa, Feb. '>.-DlsciiHHion os to wlietlier or not tiK' iiiirlimiiont hiilld-iiiKs wtiic dollbcraloly dcslrnyofi is ocpiipyiim tlio iiltptitlon of tlio peoplo of (lio ciii)it!il. The I'jVcmluR Press prints ii Ktory to tlio offoct that llm liGllpil from tlio hand nxtlnf;uishcrs Ii.'ul lictod Jii ji normal way. ]iowuvcr, thny iinitu in saying that as soon as thoy tnrned' the stream from an ox-tinKiilslior upon Ihn hla?.o, instead of some similar fuel." with. They say that they were at tlie ] Col. I'ercv Sherwood, chief of the scene of the blaze soon enough to have Dominion police, is however still In-extinguished it it tho substance e.\- (COXTINUKiD OX liACK PAOl::) some way extinguisher.s wlilcli wore hunB al)0ut thi! pariiament bui iuRs had been rejilaced liy others gasoline or IhlWar Office Informs Militia Dept. Most of Battalions Asked for are Needed Now IS Hanging in the Balance What will i;e the fato of I.cth-IjiiildinKS lire liridge's police commission? There is had iiocn rolcascd. CuI. Slicrwood cx- a (piestlon whicli has been on the plained thi.t Strony is mcrnlv one of I'lis of inany- slnoo tho amalgamation tlic m-any loreii!;ner.s who arc Ijcing of the police and fire departments laiicn into custody from time to was elVocled. Tlic combination de-time, and made to explain reasons t:arlincnt has been working since last for their presence in Canada. As e:l Tuesday, and yesterday's meeting of as to Sironv's present whcrea'nouts, tho policy coiumission was tlie llrst (.:ol. Sheru'ocd rc.ilied : "if_liis train since tliat time. Naturally the fiituro KT.icc is .s t sfactory, I i)rcsumc l;e of the iiolice eommlKsion was tiie para-is out of the country." Destruction of Plant Follows on Heels of Commons Disaster OTTAWA, FEB. ,5.-FIRE OF A MYSTERIOUS ORIGIN COMPLETELY DESTROYED ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GRANT, HOLDEN AND GRAHAM COMPANY, LIMITED, ON ALBERT STREET, AT AN EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING. Following tlie drstniclion of the, building was coinplclcly so^'led, the llonse of Coumuuis on Tluirsdav night amounting to $22,5,000. Stociv an Ottawa war e,,uipment faciorv i.s '""I P'""l "-"f" valned at about M,-in ruiii.s today. .Anotlicr fire, .suspeet-c:I of bring orit^inated Ity Ocrnian plotters, completely destroyed liere about" 8,000 hands employed. The today the clothing manufacturers of blaze which orieinaled in tho store-; (irant, Iloldcn and Orabam. The firm; room, was discovered at l.:!0 a. in., has extensive ctnitracts with llic mil-; when the night gang of ciglit men ilia deparlmrnf for the supply ofi were at work on the top floor, all of clothing, t^nts and haversacl;s. The whom escaped. 000,000, and partially insured. The factory destroyed thi.s morning was ;i six-storey brick structure with Story 01 Arrest Windsor, Out., Feb. 5.-Talccn from the Canadian I^acilic train at tlie ,Vl.c-'.iigan Central tumiel station here late Friday aft.r.ioon by Provinciai Otticcr Jaincij 11. Siiiitli, ji man giv-,-ing his nam;; as Charles Strony, as ' years old,- and w!io claims mount (luestlon under discussion, the matter being hro-oghi to a head by the fact tliiit Commissioner .\lc.Mil-lon'.s resignation became effective also on I'ebniary 1st, so that be was not at the meeting on Friday. WiU tho commission be abolished altogether'.' Will it continue as- a commission of three member.?? Will it bo increa.sod to Jlvo? What will the (('\!;i:Li ox Wwk il) Ottawa, Feb. 5.-The war office has cabled the minlcter of militia stating that fourteen of the best Canadian Battalions out of the twenty asked for some days ago, can be taken at once. These battalions v;ill be selected in order of merit and efficiency and will be sent to England in tho very near future. Their departure from Canada, will increase the accommodation available here for troops In training and will to that extent facilitnto the organization of additional now unite. Attempt on Big Bridge at Montreal Frustrated Montreal, Feb. 5,-What Is believed to have been an attempt to wreck Victoria bridge was frustrated by men of a composite battalion on guard shortly before 5 o'clock this m;orning. Several shots were fired when the figure of a man was seen creeping over the Ice toward the bridge. Searchlights on the city side picked him out some distance from the stone piers, and as It was evident he had- no right to be in such a place at such an hour, one of the guards opened fire. In a twinkling the other guards were turned out and several more shots were fired, but the man es. caped. When asked about the affair the sergeant of the guard on duty at the bridne referre'd to the higher officers of the composite battalion, all of whom said they would make no statement until an investigation had been held. Missing Official Was Trapped in Speaker's Room -Many Valuable Books Burned LONDON BELLS MUST . -1.-IJy direction of the naval and military autliorilies, the (lolioe today ordered diiicontinuaiice o!" tiie chimes and llic striking; of hours l)y public elccUs between snnset and sunrise, us a precautionary measure. to havu beVn born in JJelgiiiin, was held at; police licad.iuartei.s in coniiciticn witli the destruction of tho parliament buildings af; Ottawa, He is n nlusP fian. Inslnietioi;s were rceei.cllrom Col. Sherwood, Chief of the Dominion police hy telephone, ordering Strony's arrrs'l. The de.scri; tion by Col. Shft.vood was incomplete, hul the mimhcr of railway tic et lield tvi , ,,, , . ,,,., ,, ,, Strony tallied with that ,riven l,v the' ''0"don, Fob. ;,.-lhe Daily Mall Ottawa authorities. Dilbeultv was ex- publishes a letter from the nietooro-pcricnoed in gelling telephone conncc- logical expert, warning tho JJritJsli tion with Ottawa and it was not ,u,,hc tliat the next Zeiipelin raid unti 10.Ill p.m. that Detective Simth , , , , , ,, . , ,, was able to understand the order of ^'o"'""' I'^^^^^^y ^vlU take place Col. Sherwood. The Canadian I'acif.c daylight. Ho supports the prcdlc-train was due to arrive at 2 o'cloclj, tion hy meteorological data regarding but to m.i\e siiro that Strony had Ihe iirobahlo cloud and wind condi-not travellcil via the Grand 'i'runk. tions which, he says, are likely to llic olbcer first met the wcsl-houud make the approach easy and pursuit Grand Trunk llyer, at the same time by aeroplanes dillicult. sending instructions to t' c Canadian _ eii.stom ollicer al the Michigan Cen-j-------------- tral station to hold the Canadian Pa- nectioti with the affair. He" declared! ^latleod, Feb. 4.-An Indian of Iho cifio train his arrival. Detective ^, ,t i,e was a musician, a subject of'^^uulow Lake district by the narao of Smith and C lar r.s .Jenkins, chief of ,, , . , , , , , , r ir,,,. -i, ,,i ., i , , the Pinkorton dclcclive a-cucy atDe-. '^'"S"'"' I"'' P'^ycd before the I'oui .Montiis has had the ternblo ox-troit, searched the C. V. U. train.'"ukc of Connaught and monibers of lieriouco of being burled beneath Strony was found in the parlor car ihv. Duke's staK at Ottawa 'I'hursday tbrco root of earth for ovor 21 hours, and when as'ed to proiluco his ticket afternoon and evening. He syjcak's lie was brought down bv his tribes loudly prots'ed that he \vas ^ gen-, with a decided foreign accent and \vat�r Hen T-iko h, nn h, ticman and not used to such bu.siiicss. prodiiceil ^ iiassport issued apparent- sa,o state aiuraccordi-v to hi^ coi " The Kcriul number on SHony's vail- ly bv the Belgian Consulate in Can- ra os 1 rdie'l x w ,s bu.^^^ uay ticket agreed with that gi en by ada in September, I'JIS. Strony's ,V"',.;^ red skin i"shion loin.' Heed the Ottawa authorities, and ho photograph appears at one corner of ,|,,,t three lret"below tho"Ri.rfucn, BRITAIN DEMANDS RETURN OF APPAM iMesNasi'cs Moiili'eal, F e b. ."ith.- Ironi Ottawa say tlio JaiMiincs .shell lactoi'y in Waterloo coimty, 10 miles from Berlin, Out., is biu'uing'. Washinjiton, Feb. -In the name of tiie British owners ol the sl(!amship Ainiam, Sir Cecil Spring-Uiee, the Dritlsh aiii-bat-aador, today lodged with the state department a, formal re;iuest that the ship be turned over to tiifi Briti-sli coii.siil under the terms oC Tho Hague convention. then informed that he was wanted by the government it. According to a loessagc received then covered wit^i earth and topped London, Feb. 5.-Lord Charles Beresford, in an interview printed tcday. Is quoted; "For every air raid here I would have three on Germ.any. We have arrived at the moment when Zeppelins become the most serious menace to our population. Their activities will have no effect whatever on the war." Condemns Reprisal Policy Loudon, Feb. l.-Viscount Bryce, former ambassador to the United States, speaking at Bedford College, London, last night, of.ndemned the policy of reprisals against Geratany, which since the last Zeppelin raid, ihas gained many advocates. "We stand in this war for justice and right," Viscount Bryce said. "Wc stand for humanity, and. from that A very successful recruiting meeting was held in Jlilk River on Thursday evening when Dr. Conybeare, S. ,T. Shepherd and F. S. Lsthngwell, u. P.P., delivered pntriotic and insjilring iiosition wo must not depart. 1 do addresses. An attendance of nearly 'relievo for a moiuent that . ,, !we shall gain anything by departing too was evidence ol the interest be- for being one of scv-1 by the Windsor authorities from 01- off with nolos and liay, lils grave be-eral "si's-eeled of planting explosives tuva, Strony left Ottawa Thursday ing dug in his former shack. A day in the parliament buildings. SUony Indignantly denied anv con- cd. night, two hours after the fire stall- laier a friend of his goin ing taken in the campaign to raise tlie ... ,, , , Kilties to full strength, and as a re- at^;f Siit H"7o'':^;:or ' tlr �f "^-^ -'.uoai oao big strapping conUacWs'price fo^'Se work .Imie ^""U. �l' f- l^^wls, an Atnerican, ac on the Manitoba law courts building "'"ninnied from It." DUMA TO MEET FEBRUARY-18 PotTograd. Feb. 4.-The Xovoo tho speakers to Leth-'Vromya says It has learned from a Grassy Lake People Honor Men Who Have Donned Khaki a. I- laler i^ friend of his going to pay re- htVe ep He o Chief XsUc Math': m-idgo on their return yesterday and reliable source that the Duma will with nr specls to his memory, lieard a com- e,-.s today. On their report C. 11. uniform today. And there are assemble tebrnary IS. shells. = motion inside the house, .-md on �i- .Sinipson,' contractor on the building, ""'I",'^ , v, , , =-------......----------------------.....------------~ tcring found it came from tlie newly will be paid Sl,lfl8,r.80 for worU al- Patriotle Ivuud campaign was j IT T 1 1 tl T covered grave. Me at once set to ready done and c:-rtaiii work still to '^l';" � f^, "?^"'^ addresses 11/1^^1 U^IJ A/l^i work digging out tlie coniu. and on his Redone. Contracts with the go crn- \/I'at ?87 wits coll^^^^^^^ VleniUerS ilOlCl IViei work digging out tlie cofilu, tutd on his friend being exhumed, he was found to be halo and hearty. Lethbridge Pioneer the work the contractor is still toj Magrath Meeting do, is estimated at close to 5200,000. j On Thiirsdny eve;iing .Indgo ,)ack- Dies at Butte, MonfJ. f;;;j^^: - ''"^ King's Message Grassy Lake Feb. ,').-Last niglit men. A prcram of patriotic and rc- ^\-as "military'' night in Grafcsy Lake, eruiliiig si eechcs bv P,ev. G. K. Har- an occasion that will long he renieni- rcit, Licul.-Col. Pryce-Joncs, Rseve bercd and that demonstrated in no J. ,J. McLellan, \V. .S. Uoll and W. uneertain wuv llie I'e ling of the pco- .J. ]{0(l(iiond, and songs and recita-l ])lc of tho town and district towards tions hv local talent was followed by Hutte City, Montana, on .Monday, .tan. the boys who have enlisted from here, a supp r and dance. The whole nfl'alr 31, roinoves another of this city's and. arc training tor active service. , was �u; spokesiuan for the penitentiary for an Indetormhiiito po'JUl.'ition of till) town, will) scores ;;ursLs ;i!id fecliiiitly oxprcssi'il iippic- term. Schlolndl wa.s nccuscd of fur- from tho country, ami roirly 100 ciatiim of and thanks fcr the honor nlBlilng tho liank's private tolegrains school children lined up, and with done them. . and other documents to Paul Koenlg, hanricrs (lying and the sound of The giiesls ot honor included Caul, reputed liead of tho Cermun secret tional songs, w'elcomed (hu gu'sts ot Porter, Pies. A. T; Lilt, 0, Smelt- service in this city, honor. The niiMi in khaki, headed bv zer, Geo. Knlsheck, J. Lyons, Kd. ------ itlio piper�, iirraded up Main Nl.rcel, Forliii, tiro. Kelly, Chas. lOUingson, RAILROAD CLERKS MAY STRIKE and the people viewed with pride the Fred Hlac';wcll, of tho IViih Kiltlus, Fort Worth, Texas, F'ob. 1.-Nine manly voutig fellows who were going Clris. Scott, II. .1, Scott, Walter hundred clerks In Texas & Pnqlllc to figl't for tiieni on the battlcilelds f.p'di, Hurry P!ii"ps; Walter' Gwill- ollioes over tho syEtoui are threaten- inniH, Geo,'MecRhlim, 0. H. Splttks, Ing to strike tomorrow becnuHO of a 1 Lo-/if (Signed) MAKKI'yi\S May wheat ................ 1303^ July wheat ................ 129% May oats ................... 471/2 May flax ................... 214% ^^'E.\TiiEK High......................� ,6 Members Hold Memorable Session Following Disaster Ottawa, l^eb. 1.-What should go of Commons maeo not having been down In historv as one of the most saved, as reported. To the right of the mayor of Ma.rath, accoXg ti |">omorab.e sittings the House ot Ccm- ^J^^^'^^l^Z:;]^^^ ^ i�o�s ever hold, convoned at three g,,. jjobert Borden and his col- o'clock In tli'o nuditoriunj room ot the leagues. At these tables sat tho Victoria National Muscuni. For tho Pi'imo Mlulster, Sir George Foster, lirat time slnco Confederation, parlla- Hon. Robert Uogors and Hon. T. meat was hold olsewhcro than in the i Chaso Casgrain. House of Commons chamber,, the Bcnno of so much history making, The promptitude with which pariia-, ment prepared to continue Its work, I-aunor nnd Hon. George P. Graham practically without Inlorvuption, af- anotlier small table, Tho rank ami forded, as Slr.Hobert Borden stated fi'o of the members on either Bide In his speech, ii good exiimplo ot Ca- fncud Iho spoakor, being divided by; nadlan spirit nnd doternilnatlon to �n aislo. T\lomhQrs of the purllamen-proceed with the work In hand, no , ttiry press gailory and other people; 'admitted occupied seats in the gallery whoro tho hearing Is none too good.; Speaker Overcome Speaker Sovlgny, who Is much af/ foctod by tho doath of his two guests) appeared without his robe of offlcb, and called tho orders ot the day In; ft broUeu voice. a letter received today l)y F. W, Dow Iter, s ^Lavergne Remains Member of Club Quebec, Fob. G.-An Incident which has caused a. great deal of interest hero as well as olBowhere, was dls-po.ed of last evening when the board Other inomber.s of the cabinet sat directly beside. Directly across from tho Prime Minister sat Sir Wilfrid Graham ppo^ltlou. Sir the same spirit ................_______ . declaring that GEOIIGE R i"i'l"> TOOtor was that Mr. Lavorgne members to tho left of tho spoak-' is to remain a moinber of tho club, g,, ^.^q^q prepared to proceed with Ho had aptioared before the directors business at once if necessary. during the weol: In answer to tho re. fjuost that ho explain his reactionary public utteraneos. FRENCH ARE CORDIAL TO HOUSE ot Kproiic. , in tht! evening botvo"n 300 pud'100 of tl'.e Hlltli butteryi and W. people hilui(. Perry Iiuil to honor tjie^iy PJiipjis of lli� SDth bultnliou. Paris, Feb, 1.-Colouol lil. JI. House spent several hours today working with Willlp.m G, Slinrii, tho American ..... .......... -26 ambaBsador. Colone) House's receii- J,' dlaptito with the oHlolals ovor rocog-j' Foreoast: Fab- and low tempera- tion, by French'p.uhHo "leu has been (nitioii of the union. , . Iture; light snow.falls icgvajtul '; When the merabars assembled In tho new chamber they were agreoahly surprised to find tho ucoommodatloii as good ns it is. The auditorium of the Victoria Museum Is n chamber about tho same sizo as luo elinmber of tho House of Commons, with gal lories on either side. MINNESOTA DEMOCRATS INDORSE WILSON Ottawa, Feb. 5.-It was officially announced this morning that the government will appoint a commission to make a full inquiry into the origin of the fire which destroyed the parliament buildings. It will be composed of two members yet to be selected. Sir Robert Borden has asked Sir Wilfrid Laurier to name one of the rr.embers. The commissioti will have far reaching powers and will have the Dominion secret service at its disposal. Find Clerk's Body Ottawa, Oni., Feb. n.-The body oi .1. B. R. Laplante, deputy clerk ot the House of Commcui.s, who perished in the lire which destroyed the Parliament buildings Thursday night; was found this morning. The body was in the room occupitd by the deputy speaker. 11 into this room that I.aplantc wa.