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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta HUNPOUCY Will Represent Canadiati Papers At the War Front Montreal, Ifeb. Jf.-iiAt'a -hieeting of the board of dli^ctoii*: of tfie Canad ian Pretsj I;Im lied, oh Tues-day, Stewart Lyon, nufnaoliiB eahd Field Marshal Viscount* French; eommander-in-chiet of the armies In/th^ United Kingdom, and others in full uniform, these high officers replacing the usual train of court functionaries. Walter Hines Page, United States ambassador,',sat in a fr,ont.ieat in the diplomatic box Iraniediately to the right of the throne. Recent events haVe made him the centre of marked attraction, the lord Justice, bishops, .peers, leaving their places to greet iilm. The lor^ chief Justice, in impressive robes,/ even ])aused as he entered the chamber for a cordial exchange with the United States ambassadpr. Canadians Honored London, Feb. 7.-Nev^r before in the history of the reatm have the Dominions received such recognition at the opening of parliament as today. Officers in overseas forces were included in the escort, among them be-' Ing sixteen Canadians under command of Lleut.-Col. W. H. Muirhead. Wounded officers; and men watched the pri)-cessloh to, the upper chamber from the royal gallery. The long apartment between tlie lords" debating cha'mber and yictoria tower upon which his . jnajesty alights. . . Finally thejo was jirominent men tion In the speech of the invitation ex tended the Dominions and the Indian Kmplre "to confer with my ministers on Important ;(lueBtlons of common Jn-terests relating to war" followed by the hope "that the step so taken wi'l conduoe.totfte establishment of closer relations between all parts of my em-��lre." Sir George Perley, with his brother high vcommissloners, had prominent seats close to the ambassador's near'the king's throne. Boston, ' Mats., Fob. 7.-The refugeb GermSTi steamer 'Krbn-prlncessin Cecile, bulU at a coet of $4,500,000, hae been rendeced useleBS for month* by  the disabling of her engine, it was discovered, Tuesday - by an- engineer ,of the United, ' States guard serv'ce. '' He reported that his- examination indicated a deliberate attempt to. cripple the liner. The damaged parts cannot' b/^replaced here: An attempt will be, made to bring crimihal,: prosecution against those who.may be found responsible for'the, damage.' PILIilLLARIS NOWREHORIED Washington, Feb. 7.-The sinking of the, British passenger liner California, New YoVk for Glasgow, off the coast of Ireland, v,/as reported to the state department late today in a, dispatch from Consul Frost at Queenstown.'The report said there vyas ont life lost and 200 hospital cases, and gave no other details of the catastrophe. The. Anchor liner California sailed from New 'York Jan; 29th with i16 passengers. None were United States citizens, accordiiig to agents of the 'line here. The line received a cablegram saying there wore 160 survivors of the California out of a total of 215 souls aboard. ' The California carried a cre.w of ^ 184. She fwas commanded by ' Captain John L. Henderson. The "California was armed with one gun mounted astern when she left here. , HAD MUNITIONS The vessel was due at Glasgow today-or tomorrow and although no details of the catastrophe were received by the line, officials be- lieve she must- have been sunk to the north of Ireland. Official* of the line say they do not believe there were any United States citizens in the crew. The, California ..carried a large general cargo of (supplies for the use of theBritish; government including munitions, it was said at the line's office*. Senate Supports Wilsjbn Now SIR J. P. MACUAY Lloyd-George's controller oC shipping, of Glasgow, who says Britain must put her trust in tramp steamers to feed her during the war._ Washington,; Feb/ 7.-President Wilson's ' severance .-of diplomatic relations With Germany, was approved formally today by the senate. By a vote o� 78'to 5 the senate expressed confidence m the nrosident's course, adopt-1 lOUNT. m SHfll HiSELF t (Special to,the Hernldl . Cardston, Feb. 6.-Mr. John Going of Mountain View recently met with a dence in tneoresuiBui-B i^uu.s^, ;bad accident which again shows the ing the re^solutioh'. sVibmitted by Chair-, ,gg^ of ou,. jpcal hospital beins in man Stone of;tbe Jorelgn_jolaUons , ^p^^^^^^ ,,,e " mail Bwuu yi fvy committee; endorsing the withdrawal oL' theUnited.States Ambassador Jas. On Monday the 20th of .Tauuary, Mr. Of the.united States T ,^ W. Gerard, from _Berlin and ,mng 10^^ s^^^ himself while at- the German ambassador Count Von Bernstorff his passports. Local Boy Is ;.S*cond, Son of Family To Make The Sii- � . - - ��9imiS'p^in^\{:- �  Pte.RSbert Walker Millar, a Leth-brldge boy, has been\ reported killed In action, according to a tolegratn received by his mother, .;5irs. ftjary.'Millar, here this morning. , Pte. Mrtlar who enlisted with the: (!3rd at', Edmonton, was first reported � missing, then reported believed killed.' Now comes the oincial word'i that he has paid the supreme sacrifice. , He tell in action on September:�27th, 1010. This is the secon^ son of Mrg. Millar to give his lite for,ithe empire; The other, Jas. Millar, �vii'Ud; enlisted in the old land, wab, by a .Strtoge'ibiihci'd-ence, killed on the.];same date,'of the year as his brotjioiy but in.ithe year previous, Sept. 27, ^'81?. ; , ,' ' Damaged ShijlSy Theii Escaped New York, Feb. 7.-Evidehee that thirty-one German and Austrian ships, sell'-delained in this port have bebn disabled and tliat most of tlieir crews left them |j^pr tojlii^ placing ot guanl ofcr the vessels by the^ciistom*^^^^^^^ _r i7,,i,,,,i , jj. -^asr authoritatively in possession of the Federal.officers, it wasi learned today. " Vital parts of the machinery in eacii ship have been re-ino.vcd or damaged, the federal avithoi-ities have the assertion, since the Ibst trip of inspection by tlie neutrality squad last week. The damage was done,-thej' believe, on Saturday, the ( tlie United- States broke- off relations witli Germany. Customs authorities were on that day refused permission to go below tlic deck of the.'vessels. accidentally shot liimself while attempting to hang up his revolver above his head as he lay in bed. The gun was a 45 calibre and the ballet ranged downward, injuring the left eye, going through the roof of tlie mouth and lodging supposedly in the neck. From Monday; night until Saturday morning, during the cold weather, Mr. Going lay unattended. However, he managed to crawl to his window on Saturday morning and dis-cliarge his pistol several times. The shots brought his nearest neighbor,, .M. J.' E.,-Scotti,3^;^hec seenp ai\d ^be was at once givenajuanutroij'gft Cai'dstou. Dr. Lynn advised his removal to the hospital at Lethbridge. for operation and treatment and on Monday morning he was escorted by his son, B. M. Going, to the metropolis of the south. Several spots are badly frosted on the old gentleman's face, besides his injury by the wound. He was able to walk to the auto from the hotel to go to the station, and has shown remarkable Vitality for so aged a man. IINIE PRESENT T Waaiilngton, Feb;,' 7).iri^i'a'^iz..f,T3opp, Gerraah consul-general at San ' Francisco k"*iTn;u Von Von i-iniiuivciL ttiiu V* ^* ^ " '^j>...... not be p-ermitted to 'ac'c'timiiaiiy Cojunt Von Beriistorlt and'theGerinan consular representative^. jWhen 'they depart from this country tfext^ week. AUStRIA AT END OF SUPPLY Amsterdam, via Lon'don, Feb;, G.- Austria now is at the end of'taor sup-I plies from the harvest, accordli;i^ to a I statement published^in,the Noue Froie ' Presse of Vienna, attrib;ited . to the Austrian food contr6lleV, Hoofer. The prevailing frost haSj/greatly Impeded the potato supply, accQi^dlng to the controller but the Germa^i. government has promised supplies ' fitim 'Rumania In March. . ' ' " Retailers Ask Govt. To Appoint A Commission of Inland. Trade Retailers Organize to Place Businfe^s on Firmer Basis So impdi^^t was the matter which 'came ibecbre the'r6t|^il secltpn of the Board" 'of Trade la%,; night and so slim was the,, crowd tluit it v?�i8 decided to hold a' meeting Friday'^* night f when every retailer who is'a member -the Board of Trade is urged to be present. The object of the get-together siip- per is to establish better relaltions between the consumer and the retailor on the one hand and between the retailer; and the wholesaler, joblier, manufacturer on the other, with a v4ew to elimiuatihg -as m,uch an possibli? the mall order evil In Southern AP herta.i It is very necessary that ii\itl be ./jonevunless .Southern Albertai-re-l tAlIers' are. to find themselvep in a few years:in the''bame position'as the, metailara 4n 'H�e smaller 'Winnipeg | towns where lack df'cp-oporatiori between the consumers an^ tlie'retailers has resulted iii tho.'nmll 'orijfer houses of Winnipeg coralling-th^'trade to such an-exilent that thd retfi'ilers ai*e going out of businessi'' , �President MarnochAIN Paris, Feb. 7.-A Havas dispatch from Barcelona, Spain, says that Ambassador Gerard will sail from that port for United States on a Spanish trans-Atlantic liner. ' SUSPEND SAILING New York, Feb. 7.-The Frederick VIII. and the. Heligoast, of the same line, ar^c at Hoboken, N. J., and the sailings of both have been suspended pending instructions from Copenhagen. ' " � SPIRITED ATTACK  '. Paris, Feb. 7.-German troops, after a spirited .bombardment on Monday, forced their way into French positions at the salient of the battle front near Emberme'ill, In "Lorraine, but were driven out again as a result^ a French co"ui)ter-attack says today's report of ttie war department. Washington, Feb. 7. - Dissension over President Wilson's breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany broke out in the senate today wlien Senator Stone brought .up his resolution to put the body on record in endorsement o� the president's action. *rwo denaocratic seiiators, Vardaman and Kirby, announced at the outset they would not vote for endorsement, as did one republican, Works, California.. Otlier senators who objected to the llirevSldent's p.ction,. announced t.hat they Would vote for endorsement for the sake'of national.unity. All, however, pledged their support if the country went, to war. ;; Senator Lodge, republican, probably the president's most frequent .sad bitter critic ia international affairs, pledges his whole sii.'jport to the pre-eideht's action unreservedly, and called upon his colleagues to follow hini. Liners Have Inalienable Right to Freedom of Seas-Liner St. Louis to Sail Unescorted--Gerard Held as Hostage--Claims Seizure of Vessels Hostile Act Washhi.t^lon, Fcl). 7.- Tiic American liner.-Sl. Louis, will not be .c;iveii a convoy il' she decides to .sail lor Ent'laiid Ihroiisli the (ierniKU sui)niarinc' zone, il was announced at liie state de|)art-monl today. Tiie f,'overuinent is acting on the jiolicy that United States citizens liave llie inalienable right to traverse ilie high .seas, thai the German siihinariue blockade is enliri,>ly illegal and that any .sinking of Ciiiled Slates vessels in contravention ol' law*, would immediately lead lo hoslilities. - i ^ MAY HOLD GERARD IN BERLIN Washington, Feb. 7.-Reports that the German authorities-have decided to hold Ambassador .James W. Gerard in Berlin until as.surcd of the good Ircatment ol' Count Von Bernslorff by the Washington government, threw a new element into the Ger-  man-United States .situation today. OIViciaLs were hoi)eI'ul, how-eVcr, that Great Britain's promise of sale-conduct for the German ambassador and i|is parly for tiie sea tri[) home will speedily, i-emove any po.ssible intention of detaining tlie United Stales representatives. Cohlirnuvtion of the reported detention was sought at the State department. - Tjie government is still waiting for some act of Germany's: which might make relations suddenly more serious, but it was staled last night after a cabinet meeting, that nothing had occur-j red to change the attitude. The next slcp of the United Stales,-, if one siiould be necessary, will be taken without addressing anys coniniunicatlon to Genuanj', it was declared authoritatively. STILL PREPARING Congress and all executive departments of the government^ were progressing today in their preparations for any eventiialityi: It is this activitj' which'has surprised the Entente diplomats, and' -Cjiused' them today to�emphasize Iheir hope, that United States will not actually go to win-:"' lear a dedaration 'of 'w^ would harm the Fmtente cause, by stopping the export of mun-; ilions. " _ " *, HAS NOT HIS PASSPORTS yet, ^ i Berlin, via London, Feb. 7.-The foreign office thus far hasi received no definite information in regard to the former Gernifim ambassador at Washington, Count Von Bernstorli", which probably must arrive before details of Ambassador Gerard's departure c>in be decided. J Mr. Gerard has not yet received his passports, and does nol know definitely when he will depart, although he had decided upon the route via Switzerland. The rush olj United Slates citizens seeking passports and in-^ , formation at the United Stales embassy les.sened considerably today, and at the closing hour most of the work had Jjcen completed by the ollicials and employees. ' - SEIZURE of VESSELS HOSTILE act / Amsterdam, via London; Feb. 7.-Count Von Rcventlow, commenting in the Tages Zeit^iing, on the reports that the United States has seized German vessels in United Slates ports, declares that such a step would.have no effect on the German submarine' war, which can only be influenced by the question of military usefulness. Tjhe writer added that such seizure of German ves-^ sels would be c�hostile act without any legal .justification, and that further information is awaited. DANISH govt; WON't BREAK Copenhagen, via London,: Feb. j7.-It is stated in a reliable c[iiartcr that the Danish government has decided that if .cannot follow the example of United Slates in breaking relations withi Germany. ' , WARNS AGAINST tJSING U. S. BOATS New York, Feb. 7.-^The Associated Press-announces that , the Inl'ernalional Mercantile Marine today sent out instructions to its agents-througiiout the country requesting them to ceasel booking passengers on American line ships. v t SWEDEN DECLINES, ALSO- V Stockholm, via Londoiu Feb. 7.-Sweden will 'not accept President Wilson's invitation to. sever diplomatic relations witli; Germany. The Swedish government, however, will prot|Es|s against the newly inaugurated German naval policy. ' v ------- .~1 ��� MARKETS Spot wheat...... Local track wheat ....... May-Wheat .......... Local track oats ....... May bats.............. May :flax.............. 165 150 170 56% 262 , Ask Citizens to Buy Mine and, Postpone Improvements WEATHER .60 New York, Feb. 6.-The Associated Pre^s today carries an announcement that "with six. United States citizens among her passengers, the steamer Cretic, of thQ White Star Ime, sa ed for Mediterranean''ports ifrora this port today. She haa a three inch gun mounted on her, stow;,' She carried "* Ul6 .......'.� . ........ 'so 121 cabin�g%ra.i�d, 86 m F'^r^fWaV^Generaliyfair and colder;! steerage aud.Hail^a,l8jg^i(;argo. With the Grace mine option, which' cost ono xloUar and is good until Jhne,; resting in the city vaults, Mayor^Har; die is hesitating whether to take another chance on securing the property, or whether to relinquish .the.-ofl^. tiou, and there is a possibility.that ft' plebiscite will be submitted to ;the ratepayers to learn whether they'd^ sire to secure the mine without incurring the heavy expenditure Vhichrwas' proposed to bring it up to; an output of 30,000 tons a year. The queatlpn' will likely tie settled , at'"Monday's meeting of the city council..v\. At a speciar meeting of.'tbe council this morning, Uie mayor, broapjipd-tfee subject^ He stated that he'had bee;^ approached by several ratepayers Avho 1 irg^d him to secure the'mine; px6petT.\~ Jvy only, at a cost of |45.0b0i 'He,!^;'') been thinking it over, he said, and believed the citizens should -not all con^sw He said that- he knew of a?Jpt.�o%' who woul^ vote .apii^Btjiitljfti"^-proposal but w^p,yy'o}fiH^Myoi;it Chase of the :;-miqe,'Ktb''y (CONXINUKD .P�-. 48 89 05804220 ;