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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOL.UJ1I5-X. MONDAY. 1'KIMUAHY 12, 1917 NUMBKK 53 GERARD SMELY OUT OF GERMANY-TO ARM U. S. LINERS Huns Still Hold: .Seamen .Indignities Heaped Upon by Germ-in .Officia Mr .Officials' NOW; ;1S -FINALLY' vCLEAR OF.GKRM ANY Berlin, Secrc' tary Zlmmfirrnan'.tot'ny 'Informed the Associated Press that he had .requested the SwJis 'goyerhrnenl to Jn Washington regarding slatui of the crews of Interned German 'ships In Am- Pending the answer the 12 AmerlcaneXtaken'by'; Ihe raider aniTb'VouEJhl in by the Yarrowdale, whose release hud 'been agreed'to, ars being held In the foreign" secretary elated, Of All] KihUs Jilof-ked His Dcpnv- ;Y' [ure Frtinr Merlin Paris, Pcb.-l2.T- "Mpst raembors 'of Ambassador Gerard's gave y 'genuine fllyh' of rC-UcLllLiDiafjprciQon ULU Swiss reached. for the tlraln the last CoV days had told on most of. i _' Gerard met conlinlly the ;liordc "pr ncivspaiicr men vho crowileil 'nbout him on life arrival at Zurich.1 clamoring1 for Interviews lor pajiers. the civilized world .''fimous Deal Is; NrnV -Entirely Mine Is'Not Flooded- _ foul 'he kept -rJtriJly to.Jiia determina- tion .jioL'.tp [jubllta.lion nn- fit hc'Iia's'. reported (o President Americans In eon. "for' Ihe E' mm ir-.l the opliqn pn Ihc' draco iiiiiii! ic surrendered." Carried" "imauimous- 'I'hls resolution moved' by.-Mayor ;i( IHncked. by. Flames, Jump From 'Windows, Only (o Perish From Full ,War Summary THIRTEEN DEAD AS RESULT OP THE Old Hotel Was Fire (rap .and ftucsls Hud MUle Chnncc To Escape 'continue their op-. cratlone agaloet the Germans, with Ba'paume their objective, Satur- day flight a strong syclem of tren- cfiC3f; to the nortli of Bep.umont- HimefJ' In the Ancrc reg'ou ex- ttndlna over a front of more than three-quarters or a milt, was cap- ttired, and 215 Germans made prls- "Sovlh of the river, near Pytf, other.trenchts were taken. German altempls to recapture Irjelr lost positions south of Sailly- Sail] Isel" were frustrated by the British ''guns', Elsewhere 'along the western line trench raids, bom- bardments and aerial activity have featured the fighting.' .There has besn considerable, fighting [n the AuEtro-llallan scene and, fn between the BritlBh'arid 'Turks.' Minneapolis, Fob! 12: At least LliiricGu jpersons were to be mtesing nml believed .to have lint tliclr lives in' n. sncctncuiar fJrc destroyed tli6 Kenwood hotel, Twelfth street and Hcimepln avenue shortly aflcr ac- cording to police estimates tins morn ing. In addition lo the known imss- iiiK, eleven oilier persons, .were reported to have been froniihclr rooms at ibc lime of the fire "liavc: -otimmji has In the Gorlzla sector of the'for- mer theatre the are re- parted by-Vienna to have entered Italian trenches and Inflicted heavy casyaltles on the defend- ers. ,Rornc admits (he occupation of email portions of the Italian front line trenches In this region, hul says they are being kept under barrage fire by the Italians. In Mesopotamia the Drilled, in their operations against the have occupied a new front of more than 6000 back the Turks for a depth varying from BOO to 1000 In the cactern theatre the Ger- mans captured Rue si an trenches near SUnlsIau, tn Gatlcla, but later forced to evacuate them, according lo Pelrograd. S; Refuse To Further tl-Boat Warfare WaBbiuglpuy Fell. refusal hints Tor a tUa- of llie- submarine sHuattim Unless 11 be preceded by- abandonment of the campaign ai rulhlessnoss anil restoration of the was forecast, here lo- not yet reported lo the police. Oue jitrjon is known' (o le 'dead. ncrlJu' hail'. Licch_ heightened toward .Iho end, of German ku- Miarillcs to-induce ]IIr. op- en ncgotlalidpSj for nfnciidmciil to .the Prussian-American treaty o[ 1700. M the eanie lime Iho lepers Were floo'iled with reports'of tlie sHzute. of. German ships Ly'Am- erica, and -with glories difficulties 'nrid'lndigniliep'.'cncovihtercd by Couiil llernstorff, ''Ambassador Gerard vra's lo commmll calp; m ,'cijjhor it'll h, Washington iint Ihtf'aulhprUlesMghorcd'all tlie iirlu'ted hi" German''news 'papers uiiLU ;lho 'official innilp'. IlVcicaf.'lljat, Ihc. stories wi so even Insiruct Am-; words a, prisbiich" -..Tho; coniiitncd-result bncerlain- iyvjmd '.petly 'frJcUon duly.-. ip: percascdrwhCD'-: the'-foreign''Office and military 'authorities -shifted-' (lie rc: s possibility-for .delay In Gerard's dc- partiirc-frcm 'one-lo another. -No Am- -least of all Ambassador Ger- aiiy: uaflnHar ir.for- ------iBatiph. was; pointed out to Ihe of- ficials'in vain-that .their Wcrp.-bnlr.'.npjillcaUo'.lo actual ivnr and thc'.ailmlrablc (i MM...LucHlc Squire "sufrcrcd u Trac- couucll .meeting selUes the mine episode, i flic properly that suggestion of negol- iadoha cannot- he considered in the campaign whlelV forth the moral condpninatlon of most of the neutral ly arLeru-ATj at [ho city hospital.' tbc riUnrj'dlps with' cr, iipl to the river or j tlie council., hailv'-co'iisirterei'last yeck lliat a'ri.-.efTbrt inlgliV.bc-inmle to wiilinul. ajr Torpedoed Ship in Neutral Port New York, Feb. Atsocl- aled PreBi today announces the following: "A German submarine entered the .neutral Spanish har- bor of Pal mas, Canary Is- lands, on December 6 and sank the Greek steamship Spyros, ac- cording to two of the eeamen who arrived today on the steamship Morro .Castle, The rnarjtlme re- cords told of the Spyros being lowed to.a Spanish port after be- ing hal Germany. Ehouid now wlH ncsH to negotiate on the subject put inlo oTfecl discussion with this or any atlcniut lo the. American viewpoint consid- eration. Official Statement Washington, C.. Fub. stale (IciiartinenL toiay made public the iiiemoranifum prcseutetl by Dr. Paul Il'kler, Swlsa minister, acting Tor itronosinE tliscu-sslon ivilli (he UiiitcJ Slates over lha new suh- proposes 'action UfAD .'DILlil! UILU r London, Feb. average --.'daily "expenditure -of. "Great .Brit- ain is now Bonar chancellor of .the. ex- chequer. in th'e.Ho'use of Commons today. The- cellar said tlie CotAl expenditure since the beginning 'the 'war 'was AVih'e eprf.'of the current would stand between1 OOD and lo the. Allies 'and'-.the-Dominjons be approxirpatclyl The llons and. the applied 'for by the general public for thc'.ntw loan, the. chancellor' larger than cve p c.nw .were ver.befo'rc. ra'iiidly. flnnies cul .off uscaiie rby tlic slainyays_an_d one fire cs- c.ilJC. Firemen today begun chopping iu-J (to the thfck layers-of ico coating .the .basement in tlic-liop'e "o[ iio, made." He is bcjleveil he fire fitartcd overhfatcid funiiiccj.' If spread rapidly aiidrcbmi the blinding, was a seetnliig futqacc. impassable an'da armed to the windows, figures hung f'rbni all oueningsVvi'hile o liters shot (lirousli Ihe frigid air" in to ed nets rind snowdrifts.-One woman, 'her flimsy night clothing nflamc rushed from A groiij) of hyster- ical guests on tha top floor and drop- out of .Tvlndow shoiv-' drifl. she may live. '__ f_ broke out, most of'lhe dou'iilown was ah' other, hotel fire ami'il was nearly fif- icch (Diniiles before ll-c first .company reached llie scene. The crowd iatpra 'imslilng iilaiiks" to Ibc lov.-jfr' wiudows as a means of res; cue. allackcu tlie fircnicn betause ll'cy carried no accordips io, 1'ire Chief Charles ninger. The .po-: lice soon -quelled disturbance.'. The seconil 'coniiiany latiOsrs ssveniP minutes ber of children were windovrs Into.the nrma of spectators! None wflssierioHaly' hurt." fire was at its. hcigbt; Harry .Tciisea and hfs wife crawled (o a. winilo'w" Icdeo'on the top For a.momcTiit they, embraced Ills wife and together they, leapeil to the street "while' the spectators 'chcev- cd. was Injured. the annual ccnv'cnllon of the, Saskalch- Grain Growers' Association floea n'ot'opcn in 'SI. Andrew's Presby- Tiajr.Ch'iireli until Tuesday morning, iirte'ert hundred ineinljers of the far- mprsj: parliament hare rcgiK- tcred'. with the" central .-comimllcc of records for tbe and gra all attendance rowers; con ycnlions arc already shattered, while ft -is.. collected lliat, a tolal of ivlll have arrived by thg'-linie the lirat Is opcneil. Jl'hls early trains broughl iir.ftic .first arrivals ami' throughout tli'e jnoruiriB and early jiart of the a'fteriioon. delegates from all parts oE tliei'provlnco arrived on incoming I rains, LADV TAIT .BEN'EFICIA.RY Toronto, Feb. tLe laic Mary Cockhiirfi, f'wWdvr ,'ot Uic latc.G. II." n. CocUbiirn Idday. Tlio cslalc, Ivalued' S2G goes' to TJtomns' Uie'. e'xcouLioir dr minicrous MAJOR MAHRIES MISS CALT London; Feb. A. eron, of Uic Canadian cavalnv finh; of Mrs. Cameron, of Winnipeg, wns'jmar- rlcrt lortay al SI. George's Cheipel; Hanover s'nunrc, lo Uctty, the rtaVisl ler of G.-F.'Cali, of Givic' Salaries are Raised; JMaypr WratKy Whem tim a t i o n is Ottawa) number .of trade agreements; .it .is staled, have besn.broken by Iht minister of [abor, acting under aiithorTLyv of the. orde rlii-council passed some time ago, the object of reducing "the -cost living. 'One inslancs .is-gjycn of a wholesale hats .who.has been sell- ing -.h.aljMa rttailers under an "agreement that they must not be retailed for. less than a certain pries.'.'This dealer, it is said, has been obliged to'writs to five or six. hundred customers, tailing Ihem that liberty _to disregard the agreement and.put own retail price on the hats.' )pliosilion Docs Not Want Elec tion, and Govl. Not tiliti'ly Anxious Either Calgar.vy' Feb. Tlio Albcrlai nints Ihfi [ollowiLiif "Trio two 'par ies in EdnioiUon are negbtiatiDg nbbu isking for an extension Iti'the life o .lie "The AlberlQD inCor'jricd .tha some ot leaders opiioslLio' approached' Die go verhme'n tasking. npGEHS PREPARING Montreal, Feb. informa- tion thai. lion. Hqlicrt Ilogers, mlii- of'pufcJIc works, anrt Jlon. J. D. of will ac- coL-cpany- Sir -Ilpbdrt. Borrfcii (o f.on- Gazette's 'correspomlcnt in .London cables, has inlercsl Jin tho fiiicsliori'of-'tho Canadian liigh 'jcommisslonershlp.1 In Canartiau clr- ,_____.___... I clcs iri London it 'is '-jmlGrstood thai i-.Y is comin.1? to Kng- .The death occurred afhis home milaml to-become familiar with the al- LGllibriilge on Salujtlay of James llal i inosnii, brolher7o( J. D.'Grier, may-l or .'prOfncIcotl., Deceased conlmcted J jVicuvionia n few da'ye. ago uiialJIo to ihrov." olf the allnck. lie yiaa' 5S-'years of a'se. nrid one of ihc old lijncrs of Ihc Maclcod iMst'ricf, he milll a lew yenfs. OEO, .whch lie'movcd lo LclTi- Ihcn'-hc has Lccn cm- ar'rivcii'.sn Ferule and .al.lhc riosl office and also nt rcmain iiere' cb'arec'.of the Consular hardware store. Ho1. until.the' rcl'urn.of VIceCunsul as called to California llock i.'- seriously ill. eiocfion until lil one year alter Ihe'eijiiniUnii present terni of the leg IE la Lure, j would-take Hie iipfl April 1310. "Tlio Eovernmcnt, accprdfiie: 'tp'jM1 informalion tKat wiia' tbe A pile etl how H be 16 extend'the 111 of the legislature for. two ing-tbe Icim up to "April Tha Ihc'.prescnL legislature' lerui of seven years, practicall eliminate one '-election which, it' drgued. would be a gavins' of ;abou ..j i_ "The leaders of the opposition wer not qullc EO keen about. extension, but betaken into consideration. "Ths.negotfatious unrtcr ivi towards Ihc cud of last weeli, arid..ll Couservalivcs wauled lo cpn'snU S! did' not arrive'.011' 11 scene until Friday "The provincial seen can fix iU own lerin, and all tbdL.yr je necessary will be ICRISJ (ion !n the house, A short- lime a" .he province, following the fcascs lo'.Know, lie will and was lho cQnciusiou 0[ the wnr." wlio' pro- ACTING CONSUL AT FERNIE iScculnl .t'n.lUc" llemht) Fernie, Feb. 11. UnlleJ Stales Consul. of Vancouver, theTHlck-Schl hardware store. "c: until, the'i and ten children loj pojiock' -ivho wa: moiirn his The remains "Were >1ra. 1'olTe scpiV lo -'today '.where Inter- ConBuKtencral otlicr iirovinces, extended .its office from four years five -years. orcfiant Marine Apply for Guns and Will Hold Liners Ti.l They Arc Armed AVAL STORES ONLY SOURCE OF SUPPLY ovi. of Shjps as Commercial Carriers Not Altered 'I. Washington, Feb. a days the government will find a" way whereby American., mer- chant vessels now held In 'port by fear of German submarines arm themselves and resume their sailing, It Was Intimated strongly by officials today. This will be accomplished by private means. The government will not supply guns or gunners direct, nor even formally advise arming. Ship owners have stated that hereto-' fore they have been unable lo ob- tain either guns or gunners, ASKS NAVY DEPT. FOR .GUNS Washinslon, Feb. A. S. Frankltn, president of-the Inter- national Mercantile Marine, today made formal application ID Ih'e navy deparlmsnl for guns to arm passenger liners of the American- line. The requests state that the com-- pany has been unable to find guns It la Indicated that the navyJ department, while opposed for military .reasons, to any pro- cf-ccr.vcylhg American moV-, chanlmcn through the, prohibited; submarine favors the fur-; nlahing .of- such I with' for IKeir own.dtfirice., Inasrnucn .fas'.lhe government has _recoghlzed '-trial the-naval'stores'arc EUppSy c-f naval guns; It.has been, held that obtaining guns from thatV, r source does -not alter.'the i private :'or commercial .the Kroonlahd Saw Strange Looking Uoal, Evidently Supplies for 'Asspcialetl; _ announces: "The arrira.l.l loOay.ot .the-.'steamship I (Special to Uic Hammond, Folt- son, a cbrpcctcr employed tlie. now KHIson filling'company MaRralli, fell Gr.lurday aflernQbii'Irom Ihe roof of the bjilding, a" rifElcrit'o 'of brouglil ri'iiuraljer of'Anierican trans- Allantic sscnger. ship s at, tbi s' por t up. lo four. The. New'-York', sailed. from Liverpool oii Fobniary. 3rd _ahiJ, .wireless t'e cclved from' lier r passengers, -'_ rjaascd Ihrough .the out 'incident. '.'American-Ifrior "-IvroonlflriJ.: docked hero Louis and st.: Paul, .of Ibe -'gam'e' arc slill at their piers, ov-iiers uwajt news from'.Washinglp'n., (to the policy for.American sliipping nn'eere of the Germati blockade.'1; Kroonlaiid left aboul -eighty feel. He -'missed11 faolins, over tiic'Elde ncsscd thi Jan. 31, tlie'dny'.before had eveiitfdi f. "Ouc day from ahej-rit-: (lestructJan of incnt-will lake place. Wke most consuls 01 long sorrice, y .j.'ho has seen. a.KOod-xleal ot fninliroct cd S I Mko nbat consuls of long service, courso he was hadly a steamship partly attending physician iloes believe conning lower (here ore nny Internal injuries. about two coiuts from Fort a Homestead near, (here.' Feb. 5th, and contlnujrig'-'so'lo'ng Mayor llanlio -IEUmediately moved as the-war bonus-Is1 paid by'.thc- on amenrimenl "Mini all salaricsVox- Galt'mTnei.V -v (cept ihoso recently r.iisert be Jnrre'jiscil The aborc rcs'oluljon was" ndoplcd ?1.75 por week cxccpl Iboae receiving at Ihe rlty. 1 morn Vnioro lhan per moiilli." .after.n discussion of -'Commissioner Gracovstpod qucstioij whlcb laaicrt -Tor, Iwb' hours', tlie 'per riiontb rdisfi for bis re- 'T.-i S1ARKKTS and (luring which .lljp corner, clalminff liiat it, was due'him sD6t'wh-at Indulged In some raplcTfirc. crillclsmjin fccoBiiltlbn of hla services, arirt thai L 3 n Ut U ULUbUH LU- 1 A A I lint of Lincoln's I finnl The" Ort'cndale' ranch of 1280 acres solfl last wccfc, in one.61 the rnosL Imitortanl whicY. have gone through' for some time.; The purchaser was N. If. Gall, ___.....- ____., ___--------- of Xewburg. OrcfiOn. who ia Coming lo Hurdle should be raid, Soulticrn- Alljertd Id farm on a-'blg Hie latter pul rorvrjird'a resolyllon'loj Jlarcllc: "f vrilf prtcc he paid was a hnnd-lmcrcaae the during these hard ;-7ne land was sold through (recorder, of Uic public .wprfcs KrancTi; Nail, 'of the Standard Trust ;meril front Co, _ (the ground tfiat Mr. i 155% '.WEATHER' Low _ Fair; not, much change In A. has been im lULgralion officer. foir: the past two years al todaj his reslgnaMon from tbal posllioh. He IMI) wpccUt] vacate Ihc position al the has been unable lo gel d way. l lake orer his ranch Rl Well! Siding. ,Hls the Lmml gration office.'hfts' nol.licon appointed Word comes from itic casl lha' Capl. K. C. McKenile, vfho Icfl-.hero as paymaster of the '10th Brigade, wili' llteVy i aitlTe In" Lelh- brldgo in three or lour lyeeks.' It will be remembered lhal Capl. McKenzic suCferid severe Injuries was a horse, his back being severely Injured inc.-- 'hnfnial rolled on htm. He was in the hpsrUal in'England for a considerabio'-tlmei but n htm. I _ land for" returned to' January ___hns been at his old honie'tri-NpTa Scotia for some time, ft Is.Understood hours', later laud saw n mysterious cr -which-IJiey, Identify, .bill, what they thought rafght' have1 Leeri a" German boat acting as a supply ship; lo one or more This Ifnpres-'" slon was slrengtliened by.'hc racV.lliat' stranger rtld Cunard Liverpool 31, tind .the B Learner Giuseppii froni-Merti-: terranean reached Ihclr'dpcka hcra lo'lay. ,Tho British liner-Ccdric sads today for" and many of her crew are Americans." i _ CONNAUGHT INVESTIGATES THESE; T-onddri7" Feb." Dukcif.'? -of Conoangbl Vfas in'spccioV-seneraV of -the -ovef- siu (roops, according lo Ihe Times. '-Th.a. Lhat; Ihc dyke ViH Ihe qutfallon of iiho'protnprion of Cacadian officers, T ho has returned Ic C been.iho 'subject', ol f hcra ;