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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta I. VOLUME X. / LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1(3,1917 NUMBER 52 Headioji^R^;; Commission Secjire^pfen to Aid in Supplying More Rolling Stock for the Railways , in Canada. Ottawa. Feb. 10.-Practical value of the mari-pawer Inqlilry recently completed bJfthe.'naUonal service board Is now being''(Jemonstratcd in \\s use-I'.iilnesB in regard to the solution of the war jprobloni in variouff parts of Oanada..! ' �  , Pergnjntory. call to national.service has'-afready been made. The coal situation 'and^ other trans'portatlon ditfl-cultlcs ha^e been traced largely to the''Scarcity o% tocoraotive 'enginberH, roundhouse iqechanicg aad'other skilled ;lab6r. /NameB of many such meii are. (tvailalilo -.-through the liat1,onal service,',caj;d8 vftlch they have filled o,ut' and-rSlr ijeiiry Drayton, K. C, chairman Of: the railway commission; has now~re()uiin3baed/several hundred men of'tlieae; aJtiUed trades through the n&tional service l)oard. A special staff [Sffas jmioiediately'put to work- at the national service otatlstlcaV branch locatingmen needed from amongst those'>viio>sre ^k^lcd in trades r(v (lulrea.aud who are now occupied in other lines but have exjiressed a willingness to go batik to ,their old occu-putlous during (he war if needed in the service of the country. The or-gani'ilktion of tlie national service . board,-it. is/explained. Is such that CONFLICT IS . INEVITABLE Rotterdam, vlal-ondon, Feb., 10.. -It ! learned from a recent arrival from Berlin,.,that large.troop, movement* tiire ta>inaplacis there. Official quarters 'in Berlin regard war with the United Staitea as in: evitable, this Informaj^t stated. SIEGE GUNS FOR 1(aing for the army officer $20,000 bail' money. Former Vice, Consul H. von ' Schack nut. up $25,000 .yesterday, making a total of $75,000) supplied by patriotic Germans.; and sympathizing German-Americans. Crbwley wiU> leave today to serve two years in th&^ federal prison on McNeill Island,- Wash., while Mrs. Cornell Will goto'Bati Quentin prison lor a yean wontIpenthe New York, Feb. 10.-With stars and iniormauou , rusiwuiuB .imo Stripes flying over her taffrailv 'the through which jthe communication was steamship Rochester," owned by the addressed is. lacking It.ilB probable it' Kerr steamship line, which cleared is-being. forwardeavbyA)ie;g.overniaent I Friday with a general cargo for Bor-of Switzerland. �Germany Is � under-; deaux, passed quarantine, ^ outward-stood, to have, made It clear that al- bound, shortly after 2 o'clock this thoug;h diplomatic riBlotlons Have'been afternoon, the Associated Press an-broken she greatly desires that peace nounces. The Rochester is the sec-be ma.lntainEd.'^^Wgllfifinary outlines ond United .States ship to this regarding the ctitnmnrilcatlaft dpttot Port since- tlie announcement by-Qer^ Indipate thaf^lt tarrf^vwlth^'lf any -many dh JaTiuary 31 of her new aub-tugg^stlop'^tha;; GfeJjnany her Blibiii^i'irie warfare;/, ( ' � .''- However, tlie wh8i^cbmmtlrilcationi CANADIAN doiN MODEL is said clearly to invite this govern'| WINS DIVORCE HERE ment to make suggestions regarding y _ .].;;;: steps it thinks might prevent war. , New York.-lVIrs. Reba Porter, for Exercise Every Care -In connection with the corting com merly' a model, whose profile appears on ihanjf of the Canadian coins and in coniieeiioii Willi^-i-u... . ----j ---------- - ___ nuinicatlon informatloii. obtained .here who is said to be a perfect type of is to the effect that while- Germany was arranging for he? new campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare certain German diplomats in various parts of the world were-informed that while ''military necessity." .prevented the granting of a period In \vbich neutrals might adjust ^helr.maritime interests, every care would be exorcised so that neutral passenger carrying steamers would not %e-^ubjeoted to unwarranted, torpedo-'aftacks. COLbRADO WILL PROTECT HUNS Denver, Col., Feb; ' 9.^-^overnor Julius C. Gunter today IsSrU^d ,a.� statement to'Germans residing to Colorac|) that in the event of war between the United States and Germany "states forces would join with: federal agencies totprotect all Germans :and.-their property.", ,; ' V Egj'ptian beauty, obtained a divorce at Union Hill. She gave her address as Island Heights, N. J. The action was undefeniled. Henry A. Porter, the defendant, whom she described as a"stock .promoter," h'as !beeii missing three years. They were married in 1906. nornlng.>hs inttniated as much. If he continues 'Invlb)^ 'same mind until Monday'^'meeting, of the council It is quite likely:that the city will relinquish its. optlsh to purchase the mlnb at>$46;00p,:and turn it back to Mr. Grace to:ideal with as he sees fit'' Tbo mlne.iB.optlDiied until next June. The mnyor. saysvhe sees no reasor why the\jQ|�rd . of UtIIItteis would chinge Its'ihlild'jU'the people were to say' By a "pleblBclte;>vyote 'that they wanted.the mine alone, BO why waste time and mpney taking a plebiscite' RESIDENCE EIRE ,h\e South bethieh^m, Pa., Feb. 10. -j-Seveu'or. eight-persons. It is"beliove'd, lost ^helr; lives in a fire wUlcJi de '> AEROS. ATTACK ZEEBRUGGE, ? Amsterdam, via London, Feb. .t; >.Asqulth' is also m thevsame hospital ttn^ecKoitug an opesation. Un^ dfer.' the. clrcirtftilMces -theV ""do not eipeot.;MlS^ :Uly;M:.;CBi of Henry B.Kaign Of Newport, R.'l. Ha is survived by Ivady .Tait and l^y a grown-up family of six,.*four sons and two daughters. . The sons ace Sir Thomas Tait, of Montreal; H. Mj,, Tait, of the Canadian Pacific Rail^-ay at Calgary; Lieut. McGiU Taiit, of the 24i3th Battalion, and Reginald Tait, of tlie 137th battalion,,now in England. The daughters are Mrs. O'Halloran, wife of George F. O'Halloran, K.C., deputy minister of agriculture, Otta-, wa, and.Mrs. Hampsoh, wife of Har-I old Ham'pson, of Slontreal. Former Dep. Minister of Public-^ Works Passes-With the CP. R. 20 Years Fdmonton, Feb. 9.-Gloom was In evidence over the parliament buildings and the legislature this afternoon by Iho sudden death at 5 o'clock of John Stocks, a member of the provincial Utilities -Comrnlssion and for many years deputy minister of public works in the province of Alberta, and previously an official of the l>Jorth-west Territories. Mr! Stocks had complained of. not fssling well in the foie-Washiugton Feb. 19. - The Swiss noon and did not come down ,to work Minister, Dr. Paul Hitter, in fcliarge. after lunch. He was taken suddenly of Germanyls diplomatic interests in >worse � and passed away at 5 o'clock theUnited States, was today req.uest-1 from heart failure.. Premier Sifton, ed by the Berlin foreign office to ask in making the announcement to the the state department for affimiatlon legislature, was deeply moved. He of the Prussian-American treaty of i paid a warm tribute to the dead man. 1828. j With whom he had been a close friend The treaty provides ytliat In the ^for^many years. Mr. Mtchener, leader event of war between United Statesi of the ojiposition, concurred in all the and' Germany citizens of each cpun try in the other, shall have .rfino months to close up their affairs-and depart in safety. It also gives guarantees for, property. Price of Coal to be Raised Following Latest Bonus \.. ,,__ Announcement Aat /ih^e price j of coal will advance -25 cents per: ton may be expected atvany..tiole. ! t; ' The Western Can^dd.Coa^ Opera tors' Assn. held their annual.raeeUng yesterday In Calgary, (ind' wfille tliey have given out no official statement, the Herald, has intbrth.ation ^tiat ;ar Increase of about 26 iCfsnta per ton win be made in the price of coal to dealers for the purpose of enabllnjr the mine owners to mefat the; $1.75 per week war bonus tO'; tte' men. This, of course applies to the 'Ilgnltethe steam coal .mines ihas'not be^n .an nonnced,>but an .lacrease'i there ,alsr Is .]ooked:.':f6r. �. , / In an embarasslng ^position.'. They.' Cfluld stand pat It they ;wls^qd'and'make the government dig, up'.the Var;bonu8 war bonus up till, the end of the prese ent agreement. The operators accepted these, terms, but later the mlnlB-ter of labor endea:vored to have ;the terms changed ,so that . the bonus would be Ind^mnitt,^^ only up,''till Feb. IBtK, the understanding b^lng tlvat the operators were to raise, the priipe of coal to meet thQ increase from that date. It Is optional with;tlie operators whether they follow ,tht latter course, but it is believed, the C. P, K. will do bo and naturally the other operators will follow' suit.  Ab for the steam coal .mines, Jt is known t)iat the B. C, smelters -have already offered to pay an increase. In 'the price of coal. to meet the war bonus. If there Is an Increase' all round, this will affect a number of American jroads which get thelr^el supplies from tbo Fernie end of-'the field, \ The price of coal In LethbrldgJT af present Is $9 for two tons,. The }aew price wtll probably be $9.50 tor^si two-ton- lot. ' preitiier had said, ' The late Mr, Stocks was born at Sher^rington, Quebec, in 1858, tlius beln^.59 years of age. In 1881 he entered the employ of the construction company that the following year merged Into that of the Canadian Pacific RaiUvay, with whom he se-malaed for i!0 .years, being for the greater part of the time superintendent of construction. , In 1901 he became assistant chief engineer of the Northwest Territories. In 1905 he was appointed deputy minister of public works for Alberta, re- Washington, Feb. 10. - United States Ambassador James W, Gerard will leave Berlin this evening . for Zurich, Switzerland, with his entire staff of 60 United States citizens, according to. a dispatch; received today at the.Swies legation here from Berne. Bemstorff Leaves Soon New:York, Feb. 10.-The steamship Frederik VIII., was given permission by its owriei'8 in Copenhagen today, to convey former Ambassador' Von Bernstorft and his suite to,a Scandinavian port, according to a cablegram to the Scandinavian-American line offices here.- No date has yet been set for the vessel's departure. Sail! Wenesday Subs. Must Sink 33,000 Tons of Shipping Daily to be Effective-Average for First 9 Days of Blockade is Much Less Than That--German Policy So Far is a Big Bluff. Washington, Feb. 10.-^Late reports of ships sunk by Gei> man" submarines were scanned eagerly by government ofiicials /today for a doiilolc reason. First: There was the ever-present fear tliat any hour might bring a dispatch saying a United States ship had been sunk without warning or United States citizens lost, thus driving the United States to the position of protecting its rights. Second: Friday's report of the aggregate tonnage sunk produced a wonder as to whether the failure was only temporairy, or whether Great Britain has already done something to lessen the force of Submarine attacks. In reference to the chances of a more pronounced break with Germany it is disclosed that the precise course of United States has been determined. President Wilson will not ask congress for a declaration of war, but only for authority to take necessary measures to protect neutral rights. Toll's would still leave the first act of open hostilities to Germany's choosing. , I Practical interest in the progressive success of the submarine I campaign wgs based on Lloyd's reports reaching here, indicating that not much more than 10,000 tons total shipping was ^k Friday, although about 21,000 tons M'as reported sunji on Thursday, and about 28,000 tons each of the two preceding days. daily destruction of 33i000 tons would be necessary to maintaiiV.v the rale which the Germtin adtniralty believes sufficient to isolate >ri England. yi^^.r-\l:�f'\1f'X .' -L^-'v^'fe'. Reports that Great Britain is arrangipg to convoy-great f^pp^|.%ij of merchanhnen through the war zope gained credence hferOi> ?v[aval;obSeryeM won^ejred, whether any great number 'of sub- ; , jiouarines.are being. dej5'^byefl,Corj;wiieJh^^ causes are respdiir*  sible, for the jeduced showing of effectiveness..^ ^ " LINEtls',NEAR,,l&t:STI\A'riN'. New York, iFeb. lO/Tri-The.AWdcifited/Press today says:"'*THe i American Eine steamship, New York, 'from Liverpool, the flrftt' United States snip out'of that port after the recent German subr marine decree was made public; will reach New York late Sunday afternoon, according to - a wireless message received by the officials of the line here. The Kroonland, also from Liverpool, will reach Sandy Hook at midjiight tonight and berth early Sun-; day morning, the line announced." / \ ARRIVES AT LIVERPOOL Boston, Feb. 10-Arrival at Liverpool of the Leyland liner! Devonian was announced in a cablegram received by agents here today. 1100 VESSELS ARRIVED SAFELY i New York, Feb; lOi-More than 1100 vessels arrived at ot sailed unharmed from United Kingdont'ports during the first nine days of Germany's unr'eslricted submarine warfare in British waters, according to the announcement made here today by persons" in authoritative circles with the British admiralty officials as* carried by the Associated Press. ; PAtTIG HAS ARRIVED r New York, Feb. 9.-The Associated Press tonight carried this itejn from Ncav* York among its submarine zone neSvs dispatches: The arrival of the Baltic removes from the danger zoni another British" vessel carrying United States citizens. Therd ----- 1---- A---------KnM vl/l i-vnco^v-iftr>IH3 � ^Vl|l-�ff were two Americans among her .44 passengers. The steanjslu^ look to England a full cargo, of munitions. PROHIBITION IN INblANA^ if^^ Indianapolis, Feb. 9.-Governor F. Goodrich today signed the state-wide prohibition bill making Indiana dry on and after April 2, 1918. The. law pro-hlbits the sale and inanufacture,- giv-sans wenBBoay i i^g away or advertisement of. all alco- New York, Feb. 10.~It is announced holic liquors, except pure grain alco ivew lu^n., o onMinl fnr f-hnralcal and medicinal pur that'Selerick"^ Wednesday Ift^aoon.ut 2 o'clock. poses and wine for sacramental uses. Bdmonton.Peb. 9.-"Until the peo- ----------.---------- � - pie'of these prtrtrie provinces have ister of public works for Alberta, re- g,flg(,ient representation In the federal niaininp ill that position until October house they will liot receive justfce 1915, when he becanie a jhember of ^ j^om the Dominion government," was Sifton Quickly Disposes Of Opposition Criticisms the-Alberta Utilities Board. He lias held only four positions in how Premier Siftoin yesterday afternoon In the legislative assembly sum- He has held only lour posiuons ini,oon In the legislative aBsemDiysuui-lilB long public career and all he filled '^^^ iji^ reply to the "leader of the with great distinction. Under his; opposition, iwho had claimed that if regime in' Alberta he has seen the-.^jj^ conservatives were returned to great'development of the puhlic wijrks: ^g,. ^^jbprta wbUld receive Us nat-ofthiB province troni the time of Its u^al resources. The premier led �ip inauguration up to his removal to the i^^ ^^jjjg j,y exposing the sophistry of litilitiieB board. ............""'^^ that the government had bebii, investigating the system long before, he had ever thought of mentioning it on.the floor of the house. ... ,::.(� ..... He further reminded the .loader; of p^e opposition that the recommendations of the provincial comiiilsBion could not be carried out.because ,that., o,4,, would require federal actlon.find'tliat.lnew agreement AlARRETS Spot'Wheat :................ 163% Local Track................ 154% May .Wheat .........174 ^^ I Local Track Oats........... 46% al] May Oats.................... MJ4 May Ftax................... 260/8 WKATHER High -------�..... Low ...................��-' 1 IHoracaat: much change in the opposition leader's argument that"! all that was wanted was a man^te from the people. , , He pointed out tha,t bis government had been returned to oMr-e twice, that this was one of-the.things they had consistently advocated, and that nothing had been done.. . I : But this .wt^s'i but one of the points In regard to'swhteh-tlie ..flrst minister showed the,' %ejwne8a!: of the pre-elecr tlon case; ofi'ttf^li|^elr;;bf the opposition and the oa^(>AiKiivIlterature of the party. � '�''"�^''i^iv>?;'^/r, iga inj He twitted^Mp,^i^Jcliener with re-^ ...... I sard to agrlcjjJtm'aJ.'credits and saldj � ': ^ �.:,v.,i3.,*�:?v. .... . .. FERNIE FEB. 20i!l "'�.5 Many Differences Between Facji f tions of District Are '.; To Be Settled t-J; One week from Tuesday the amt^:iV ual convention of the United Mine' | Workers, District No. 18, will openSatH Femie, and as there are mani^'Imppr- 4 tant matters to be settled, tli()re.|iB' aure ^to be a big delegation. :�>^4> public standpoint, the most Important r question before the convention^ .wilL.: be the decision regarding the jva^< scale to be demanded In Bignlnl;.^^? ----------' Btartlngv.:April jiit;;*; m i i v.._ men will-u^wiuiuK w oibhwuvu.-.. berta had to proceed within.-Itsjimlt- basis of ,the. old agreement; plus,.thq: ed powers: ^ ' ^ , two lijcreases secured during the pafs't'- The premier was partlculirly. effect. raomv \way, of; var. bpnjiMB;^ live in his criticism of the oppoplUon's V"i decided at the conveaU