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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, THURSDAY, I^EBRUARY 8, 1917 NUMBER 50 ISJO LONGER BELIEVE THAT CAN BE AVOIDED Cdhadians are LoM on. the Xalifomm^'-Mam U- S. Citizens on High Seas ER ZONE IS HOSTAGE Ships of Many Lines Carrying American Passengers Near-ing Sub. Territory BIG TRANS-ATLANTIC LINERS IN MID-OCEAN Crash Will Gome if One of of These Suiik-They Carry Valuable War Cargoes New York, Feb. 8.-The Associated Press today make* the followinfl an-nbgncemeht: "Nine passenger Hners flying th-e flatis of the entente allies,^ two ships of, the American Line, and , Mil TRUIN^ PRE Edmonton Battalion Nearly Suffers Big Disaster While on~ The Way East MEDICAL OFFICER OF BATTALION MAY DIE GermM Cardinal Erected Wireless in Vatican Garden Rome/ Feb. 8.-Despite the secrecy of the Vatican's investigation into ,the alleged scandal which resulted in the expulsion of Monsignor Gerlach, the Pope's German chamberlain, from Rome", these particulars tiave become public:  IVtohsignor Ger/ach, soon affter the start of the war, on the pretext that he was confined to the Vatican and permitted to exercise only within its Hardens, informed the Pope that an anonymous donor had placed $30,000 at his disposal for necessary repairs and Tmprovements in the gardens. The, Pope accepted the offer, and entrusted the IVlonsignor with the supervision of the work. Thereupon, it is alleged, Monsignor Gerlach secretly erected a wire less outfit, which he used until the Spanish ambassador, on a visit to the gardens, discovered it. The envoy complained to the police, who investigated. It is reported that Monsignor Gerlach also conveyed information to Italy's enemies inside the lining of mitres sent to Austria and Germany from Rome. - � � i^--- -u ,----- confessed. The tailors who made the mitres are said to have L BREAK BETWEEN GERMANY E ANY HOUR; HELD BY HUNS No Longer Does Belief E.Kist That Hostilities Can Be Avoided-4 Hun Submarine Campaig n Pursued with all Savagery and Ruthlessness-Overt Act Expected AMBASSADC�R-:CDEflA'RD Of the United iStates. at'Borhn, held 1000 M RLYS. ill I two ships 0,T, tne rnncntan >.��.�, c.vi i V,. ,..v- w______^, _ one of-Holland, a^-ejtoday on the high by Germany as hostage, silohg' with seas between Ncw'Vork and European maay other American^ to-guarantee ports. All save three, the American the safe return ofiCbunt" Von Berns-and Dutch ehipf, boUnd east, are with- torff from America, In the pbsaible danfler of submarines^--------i-^-'-^-i- or mines. i "In addition three British passenger ships from New York are due to arrive, but have not been reported. It Is possible that word of their arrival has been withheld in accordance with recent orders from the British admiralty,. Nearly all; have United' States 9j,^)ieri3 on board.  -The ships at sea, several of them the larjifft-now :|n the trans-Atlantic ervide" and loadeil with rich cargoes, ire: .-Tlie �American liners fiTew York, from 'itWerpooi; .Pebruary 3rd, and kroonlajidj;;from; Liverpool, January i 31 r ByritJam .(^^^^^^ York Total Mileag0.ylniipr�)vince^ Now If.^" to Rotterdam 'viai Falmouth, January Anaa '�'iit^r.4.^''^ii-:''^4rT-''l:-'-''-' 28, aritWei-eafbick to this por�;y.fc ,4566-JTost 0^^^ t8rday:i�Kiiii within 14 hours'of Faf: In North mojith! WftjtiJ'Star'llners Baltic, Llver-pooi, Janu#y 29; Adriatic for Liver;, pool, February 3ii::�nd now 1100 miles out; Gretic' for' /Naples," Feb. 6th; Forty of Men Injured-Were in Berths When Cars Thrown Over Bank Liner Sutak Without Any ing; Canadians Lost New York, Feb. 8.-Official cablegrams that British steamer California, .sunk yesterday, was torpedoed without warning, were received here today i by the Anchor Line. The names'of thirteen persons listed as missing were r.:ceived as follows: Second cabin-Mrs. E. Smith, Edna Smith and Mrs. Kidd, BilSHCmyRE (Special lo the HeraM). Edmonton, tl^b. ' t.-4Acc6rding , to Trench'""line steamships Bochambeau, obtained from the provincial for Bordeaux, Feb. 4, about 900 miles railway department, during the past on her way; Carmania (British) for tliree years, neai-ly l.Ood.miles of rall- Llverpool, Feb. 4th, about 190^^^ miles roaO, to bo exact 913 miios, have been ^n^o;'Vap7e;,�Tn.^t"'now n'"^e f"'" In Alberta. ^,aKlng the mileage Mediterranean; Saxonla '(British) for fit^Tto'^'^Zio^Jf^^^^^^^ Z'' I �n,irtn Ola Halifax Jan 29th: Italia ""^J' ^� '"^ lollowing railway coni- ^RritUh^ New'York for Genoa Jan Canadian Paolflc Railway 9�hV'TL^,W.� (Greek) fo^ 1020; Canadian Northern 1250 Grand 11^: LT 28 .fw in the Medltfrr^^^^^ "^"^ fi). D. a'^a B. C. 417; ^ ' .hit^hould havra^Tved ^- ^- W- 223; Central Canada 10. ean. Ships ^^"^8*7!;�"'�^'^J^^^ j""'^*^ The only company, that carried, out hut have not reported so far are he ,^ eonstruction work in the :'i^rioa ^'hT, f . Mv.rono " Pan^ol^S 1916 �inclusive; Was the ailed Jan. 21 for Liverpool, Pfnnonia q^^^^ ,5,^^^^ Pacitlc'with the excep- (Brltinh) for Liverpool via Halifax, .^'""'^.TT"'^ Pacific .with, the excop Jan. 23, and Taormina (Italian) for, �^ J"!'' and the. first month of Naplea, Jan. 20, .  1 "On; account of the subn'iarine and raider menace, commanding officers of Brftlsh 4�td allied ships have beisn taking unusual courses and avoiding the usual sea lanes. VICTIMS OF SPANISH VICTIIVIS Madrid, Feb. 8.-The Lorton was torpedoed by a German submarine which was flying French colors. The submarine has sunk the Spanish steamer Macarena, of 1162 tons, by gunfire. The crew was Mved. } ^BRITISHER SUNK Qiieehstown, Feb. 8.-The British' steamer Turino ha; been sunk by'a submarine. Her crew Kas been landed. The Turino, of 2702 tons, sailed Jan. 19th from Norfolk for Liverpool, RELIEF STEAMER SUNK Lisndoiif Feb. 8.-The chief engineer and. sblig aurvivor on the Belgian relief steamer Lars Kruie, ha* arrived at Copenhagen, according tofa, Reuter dispatch frorn thatclty. The dispatch says that the engineer confirmed the reports that the steamer was sunk without vnarritng, s^nd that all his comrades perished, > AN AMERICAN LOST Philadelphia, ' Feb. 7.-Latest hlppihg records show that the, British steamer Crown Point, reported sMnk, left Philadelphia Dec. 18, the Associated Press announced today. There was ah American and a Swede among the British crew. The American was Thomaa Iverton, Philadelphia, and the -^vveda, Emit Strom, Detroit. Practically all the Avork was (lone on the lines projected, for-the development of the north country , by the McArthur conipaiiieS. . > , Rumanians 31ave$ Now Paris, Feb. 8.-;~he Rijmanian minister of foreign affairs telegraphed the Rumanian legation In Paris Wednesday that Gerr^iany has begun to transport for internment in Germany .all Rumanian males from 16 to'67 years, although French, Russians,' Italians and Portuguese, protected by the Spanisi^ legation,' are being left in the country. '; Winnipeg, Feb. 8.-The Winnipeg Telegram publisiies the followiilg in an "extra" at noon today: Sweeping along at a fairly good clip toward Winnipeg, the Grand Trunk! Pacific train conveying the 233rd Bat- ] talion of French Canadians east-ward,; met disaster shortly after" 2 o'clock j Thursday morning, four or five Pull-1 man cars rolling down an embank-; mont. Two men are near death and nearly forty others are more or less Injured. One of the fatally injured men is a colored porter, -who -was waiting on the medical officer of the battalion, Dr. Russeau, and the doctor j is the otiaer one not expected to recover. The injured have been brought to Winnipeg and the track will be cleared within a few hours. The weather was cold at the time. Lieut.-Gol. LenrohtJn is in command of the bat-.i'; r talion, I The engine and two cars went stately over the spot where the rail broke, but the fourth.car shot sideways dragging the remaining four car.s along with it down the embankment, which at this point 1/fairly steep. The temperature was about iC below zero, but-- there wns little difficulty in extricat- London, Feb. 8.-The capture by ing the wounded. At first it was British forces in EVance of the village thought a dozen had 'been htei-ally of Gr^ndecourt, which is*~fconsidered cruslied to death, the cars being an important position from a stra-dragged along like so many cardboard tegic point of yiew in their operations boxes under the heavy weight. toward Bapaume, together with a tte- When the accident occurred Lieut,-' fensive work adjoining it, constitutes Col. Leprohon was asleep in his berth.', the greatest gain for any of the bel-He was pitched to the opposite side ilgerent forces as announced in the of the car. with such force that fpr j latest official communications, several moments he lay dazed. He Except for some rather sharp fight-was able, however, to climb out] I'ng mGalicia along the,Beresena riv-tUrough a window, and at once began � er and in I^rraine, the fighting on Uie directing the work of aiding the in-, various fronts continues to be carried jured. He was not brought to � the; out by small parties and the big guns, hospital, although suffering from 1 Considerable Importance severe bruises and cuts about the London, Feb. 7. - The British ad-head. Other officers suffered a bad yance on Grandecourt and Miraumont, shaking up, but only the medical man, .two fortresses covering ' Bapaume Dr. Russeau, who was said to be oa'from the west, has'been succesatully duty at the time, is in a serious con-'progressed tor the past tew days. The Village of Grandecourt Now In Their Hands-Most Important Gain in Weeks dltion. There were 300 men on the train, all asleep at the-time of the Rccideut. � progressed Cor the past tew days. The capture of Grandecourt village, which the British official statement says is now' entirely in British possession, is ,,,'> , TT- , . , I regarded as of considerable imnort- The 233rrt battalion left Edmonton ance. The British troops now serious-Ihis weeU for eastern Canada. The. ly threaten the strong Germ'an posi-battalion wan in camp at Sarceei .Cal- j tion at Le Transloy, gary, for a considerable part of last! season, returning to Edmonton after.' the camp broke up, � The following are In hospital: Htes, J. Goffot, V. Terrien, J, B. Richard, P, | Fredett, E. Cyre, M. A. %Voolman, R:' H. Bivon, Layermore, T. Mercier, Ron-delet, Martin, E. Tissies, Moilier, Vail Nier, Levergue; Sergeants Turgebii and Wassenbaill,'and Corpl, Servestre, At St. Boniface hospital are Willlatn Evans, colored cook, and Private Donald Lesedeuve. " : ; ANOTHER OUTRAGE Waahington, Feb. S.-jOther re-porta today from Conaul Frost on the sinking of the British ahip Eavettone; aays that �he was also deatroyed without warning. This polnthad riot been cleared up in previQUa advices. Wholesalers are Prepared To Me(^ Ketailers Haliwaiy Following hard upon ./the m^^^ bridge and the farming and town of retailers ,on Tuesday/Joitn ribrne, I communities of our wide district chairman of the whbJes^jle section of the Lethbridge Board,H){ Trade, Called his inembepft .together .ye^tferday ,ufter-noon. President Majnooh went'over the ground with tljfeiti,'as he ,d\a the previous day with tlie'retailers; and all the indications 'fire ttiat if ti\e' retailers wUr make d^tlniie proposals to' the wholesalers in the, direction of making (hose prom.v^ payments, better methods of cash deaHng with the,far-mer and consumers' 'generally .would be brought about, and tlie ..whalosal-ers of Lethbridge Will 'be read);: and prepared to meet them.  ' Several wholesalers' liiake the, suggestion that this mdve'ment .should spread beyond Lethbridge itself, and a proposal to invite;, tl^e'retailers (rom the Burroihidlng towns and villages to come to Lethbridge' and diticuss these Important matters is. now being considered. . \ v . .  -  Is felt that the toVoraWo rela- It Is felt ihat the faVorabiu tions that now oxigt-Mi.et^een.' t Leth should bo further improved. The meeting of wholesalers .was well attended, among those present were J. Home cHairman, F. E. Spooher, A. '.AI. Marshall, G. B. MacKay,t-G. Savage, G. Stacey, A, .Tack, also R.T. Brymner, vice-president, and J. ' R. Oliver secretary of the board. � ? ? ? ? ? ? * ? ? J. .J. > : > ; .� -? ; : ? ? Tlie retail merchants are reminded of the luncheon Friday at 12.30, at the .Chinoolt: Club, at which matters of great interest to them will be discussed. � � ', ? I > > �> : : ? ? Progressive Policy Sifton Govt. Praised by Speakers Edmonton, Feb. 7,-The debate on the address in repjy to the speech from the throne, was opene.d in the legislative at'sembly this afternoon, the resolutioi-i ^slng moy'ed^y H, W. MclCenney, Clearwater, and secoudod by J, A. McColl, Acadia, These were the only two speeches of the'Sitting, the debate being adjourned on the motion of E, Micliener, Bed Deer, leader of the opposition,, who will have possession of the floor tomorrow afternoon. He will probably be followed by Premier .Sitton, Mr. McKehney's. vBpeoch was reminiscent of the early days of tho prov-lnce.^aiid the west and he contrasted the conditions of tiife eraln industry today, with the days of 1865 when Jt wass tlio conyJction .of the old settlers, that barley, could only be cultivated in 'Manitoba.'V Mr. McCoii dealt sion and that Sir Harry Drayton could offer no immediate hope of moving the crop of 191(i, Notwithstanding this, Mr. McCoH said he had s'till hope Uiat the matter would receive seri'ous consideration. H, W. McICeiin^y, Clearwater, said that in the speech the intentions of Hie goveynmsat 'were very clearly set forth indicating.they tntoaded to increase and hiultiply the blessings and comforts of th(j men jind women of TILL APRIL 19TH Ottawa, Feb. 7.-After being In 'ae8. sion for exactly 15 days, parliament adjonrned shortly ibetore six o'clock this evening in order to enable yiSIr,., Robert Borden to attend the imperial :. conference. Thei adjournment is urf^; til Thursday, April 19, when the hpuse wil) resume consideration of business; ; The senate adjourned until, April 24th. . Sir Charles Fltzpatrick, the deputy governor, attended in the senate; chamber iu the afternoon and gave assent to the war appropriation inea-sure, the borrowing bill, the interln^ supply bill and the other .legislatloa.; -passed by both houses. ' ' ' Just before the house rose ,Sir; Rob'^' eit Borden in a brief sneech, thankedV tho opposition for having facilitated: urgent business and voiced the deter-!,i mination of the Dominion, to continue i Alberta and that they~were going .^o.^unfrUeringly "the"'support of Groat be indefatlgaDle in the imrsult of the g^jj^j^ and-jier allies. He declared' policy notwithstanding the opposition of anyone, a statement that was received with applause from the government benches. . The speech spoke, lie proceeded, of Uie bountiful crop of last year.. \^ As a matter of fact, it was a bountiful harvest, and was only equalled by the record harvest of-1915 and vatea in'Maniioua.'iivir. iviuvu" "�"^�jiyy record harvest 01 -iKiuanu with the varlous?.;meauros outlined pjobabiy tho farmers'would .receive in the Klng^s spejech, and speaking on ^^^^^ money for the crop of 1910 than the subject of thB.-.Brain'blockade, es-i^^j^^i received for that of� the previciue T, ? ? ? ? > > > * ? * ?.changet'ln temperature. ,, 10 pecially ou the Gdose .Lake line. He much informed the houBe,.th^t Jie had been at Ottawa to see,.'the .railway commls- harvest. Britain and jier allies. He deoJsrdd' .that tho recent events. Including the! 'submarine menace "would but ys^eli; and strengthen .Canadian resoluVoii."' Sir JVllfrid,Laurler spoke ibrlejflyiS saylniS^; that in endeavoring to facHf-^,, tato ..the ^ar; business, the oppp'sltlhii': did lot olafm to have dpne anything de- ^ serving; of thanks.- "T'* "'-�iirs' done our duty as f As for the waj," hi allies 'must ^Me'' as will toreve---- thlon-of the! iconfllcfct. ivei merely he d�id; ttiBl tho 1 a \fcloiyj blclrepe- 40 ;