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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. U. S. IS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1917 NUMBER 47 ALL WAR Coal Strike is Now Settled-Grapoae of purchasiug what ,13 known as the "Grace Coal Mine" and-'insi^Iling equipment therein, as specified In the above bylaw. Without going into the merits or demerltsof the objects aet-out in tho bylaw, the board has taken Into Its tarefiil .consideration, tho . general financial statement of the city, the amount of its assessment in relation to its, population. Its area, the laigo amount of tipccs now in arrear, the fact that little moro than halt of the taxes for the last year have been collected, and the total rate levied last year by the. city. When all these matters are considered, It does appear (CoNXiNiiED on Page 6) reeve walker' Of Forty-Mllo Kural Municipality. Reeve Walker has been a member of Forty-Mile municipal council for four years, and has been rfeeve for three years. American Ships Sail; Are Many Passengers I New York, FcJ). 5.-The Amei-ican Line received a cablegram today saying that \hc slcainship New York, carr>nng passengers, loft Liverpool at 5 o'clock Saturday evening. This is the flrsl American passengci- ship to sail since Germany promulgated her new suhmarinc warfare. Tlie Now York carried 231 passengers. incUiding many United Slates citizens. Slic is expected liere Sunday next. STEAMER ST. LOUIS WILL SAIL New York, Feb. 5.~0fTicials of the International Mercantile Marine officially announced this morning that the American .steamer St. Loliis would sail at noon Tucsdav. PHILADELPHIA ARRIVES New Y^ork, Ft'h. 5.^-The American Line steamship Philadelphia arrived at Liverpool at 11 o'clock Sunday night, accord-TTVrr'l?!? A �T? T'rt Tif^rr^ ins cablegrams received here today. The steamer Finland, ir* JvA�l^ lU liAl*. .,]so of the Amfencan line, arrived at Liverpool at 8 o'clock Mon- FROM NOVEMBEB w.jvnu ucGiu t,iiKj meagre an-1 v.,. nouncemont late today were eager for annual meeting. -----------. details. President Wilson's action. It Sis necessary, so far as the operators Nearly 2000 Officers and Men Under Guard-Ships Are Closely Watched New York, Feb. 5. - Nearly two thousan'd ofiticers aaid men, remnants of the crews of 25'German merchant Bhlps, which were laid ,up here at the beginning of the war, are virtually ^Drlsoners, today, on board their vessels. . Federal authorities explained that the Oermaai. seamen were "not forcibly detained, but simply requested" to remain bn' their ships. Members of the crews, however, who returned from shore leave last night and tbday were notified that If they went aboatd t^ioy would have to remain there; ,'cbllector Malone, of tlie port of Nerw York,, let it be known that his Kuards were stationed to prevent German sailors from violating immlgratloii by deserting^their eblps S. Makes All Freparatlous For War With Ger-*' many.-^Interned Crews Are PrisonerSi > ' Brazil Will Support Americans^ BELIEVE ACTIOIV OF THE IT. Si WILL GREATLY SHORTEN THE WAlEt Saskatoon, Feb, 5.-Three are dead and five are in.iured seriously as a result of a wreck which took place on the C. N. R. six miles south of the city.lier threat, at S.30 o'clock Sunday night. Rushing' a n .nr through the darkness in an effort to make up lost time, extra passenger train No. 5. bound from Regina to Saskatoon, crashed into the rear end of tho snow plow train, whicJL was on tho tracks ahead. The onrushing engine plovved its way. tlirftftgh two^rear cabooses' of the "ivbrk'train, piling this cars in a t-vyisted heap into the ditch. All passengers and the crew of No. 5 escaped uninjured, though they were severely shaken up. Down a flve-foot embankment the work train was thrown. The caboose bi'oke iuto flames. Screams and groans I of the injured could be heard by those' who scrambled froin the passenger train. Men -were buried under the v/reckage and had to be extricated. Some were gotten out before the Saskatoon relief party arrived; others were then removed from the wreclt-age, while still others were left under tlie piiod-up cars for two hours from the time of the accident. Washington, Feb. 5.-Still fervently hoping for peace, but laking every possible step to prepare the country for war, if it must come. President Wilson today appealed to congress to dispose quickly of all routine l)U8iness, appropriation bills andpend" in.a legislation, and clear its decks for action to meet any event--ualifcy. The president wants confess ready to .act If it become^ necessary for bim to addresis it,again and ask for authority to use all the resources of the United States, to protect United States sliips and-lives on their peaceful and lawful errands on the liigh seas. _ ' y^v . , The safe arrival of American ships in English 'harbors, re- motion to meet it. Appai^ently the next c^^^ great morv| nient to be decided relates to Austria's participation in Germany's, i campaign of ruthlessntes*.-";President Wilson is ready to sever ; relations also with the.'dual'monarchy* as soon as it officially subscribes to the Gertoati'd^cla^ , '*  wffisOTNMI THE JOB A Washington, Feb. 5.-Pj.'^siderit Wilson had no engagements; I scheduled for the daj', but planned to devote his entire time to: the German situation. , ' BERNSTDRPF GETTING OUT . ^- Washington, Feb. 5.-Arrangements are being made for all German consuls and consular officials in the United States to! acconi])any Count Ven Berristorff arid the German embassy staff out of the country. The whole party, more than three hundred ill all, probably will go via, Cuba and Sjiain. Y ' HUN BOATS ALL DAMAGED Manila, Feb. 5.-Customs officers, aided .by . Bavy experts, , have discovered that every one, bf the 17 German ships anchored^ here have been extensively damaged. ' WILL SHOBiTEN THE WAfi London, Feb. 5.-"If the United States comes .into this wat-* i she will cut down its duration by months," said AdmiralBeres-Hi ford, in reply to a question by a correspondent as to 4> ^ t^* X t ' SWEDEN AROUSEO;' StocHholm/ Feb.? B.-Sw� 4� demands an JnvesUgat(on,o * sinklnk of the SwedlslL; nt,^ � ship "Bdda" by a German-'i marine, Jan.- 29th. ; v',"' " " ' �" "Mi 26 74 2642 16 ;