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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta volume IX. lethbridge, alberta, monday. february 14, 1916 number rA MKST PHOTOS OF RUINS OF OTTAWA PARLIAMENT I?U I LI )IN(;S TAKEN VllOM WITHLN. These striking photos of the ruins taken from within, demonstrate vividly the terrific sweep of the flames which destroyed the structure. The first shows a view of the ruins above the quarters of the Speaker of the Senate. The rooms of the Conservative whips overlook this scene. The second picture is taken in the ruins outside the door of the Speaker's living quarters, not far from the'Commons Chamber. Here workmen have been toiling day and night and. Jiavc removed three bodies from the hundreds of tons of masonry. Picture to the right shows one of the fire-swept rooms in the centre front of the buildings. The intense heat has defaced the masonry and twisted the stael filing cabinets. Perhaps the most remarkable view of all Is the lower one, a glimpse of the still standing Parliamentary Linbrary .taken through a crack high up in the massive Gothic masonry. It shows how close destruction came to the library Many Delegates Gathering for Big Meet-Re-bekahs Hold Opening Session With clo.se to two liuinlred Uobc-kalia preaciU, tho sl^tU anniml sBsslon of the [!ei)ekali Assembly of.Alherta sot undur way thij) inornJnK in tl'ie K. of V. liall, Sister .M. K. Molloy of Kfliiton presiding.- Tlie city Ih filled Avltli delegates troin the varioun lodRes lliroiighout Alijorta, the hnlels lielny crowded and the local coniinliteos busy lludlng accommoilatloiis for those who continue to come In on every train. Today la Ifobekali day. in the mwin-tinie tlie Oddtellowi? will arrive, ho that It Is expected tlicro will be 100 delegatea to all the branches when the sessions proner gel under way tomorrow. Tomorrow inovnluK the various ses-filona will be uiassed In the K. of 1'. liall for the addresses of welcome. On behalf ot the city the delegates will be welcomed by \V. S. Hall, city solicitor, in tlio absence of Mayor llardle, to which P.G.;M. A. K. .May of Kdmonton will respond. There will iUao be addresses of welcome to the Hebokahs by Sister Annie Smith, of :i.ethbrldKe; to the Grand ICncaniii-nieiit delegate.-^ by II. S. White. CP., of Lethbrldge ICncampment No. 7, and to the Griind L-odge dcjegatcs l)y A. K. IJnnloiJ. P.^.^ot Uethhrldge., These will he reairontl'ea to by liigii olUciala of the various sessions; The opening session of the Grand Kucompmcnt of Alberta will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the J.O.O.K hall, while the oi)eninK session of the Grand Lodge of Alberta will be hold on Wednesday morning In the K. of P. hall. The convention will close on Thursday evening. Local committees of Oddfellows and Ilebokahs are siiar-ing no pains to make the four dpys' stay of the delegates in Lethl,ridge a Hiiccess. The Uobekahs In session tliis morning lieardtlie reuorts of their various otllcers, and this afternoon tlie adjourned session was still in i)rogress. This evening tliere will be e.^ompli-fication of degrees by lOslher Ueljekali Lodge and Anoka llebckah Lodge, Ijotli of Calgary. � Sehnectady, N. Y., Feb. 14-The n-unltions plant of the General Electric Company was wrecked by fire today. The blaze was finally extinguished by the company's private department, and no report was mgde^to,thc city police or the flre-.'aUtliorltles,- Officials of the company withheld all Inr formation regarding the fire. Single Men Called Up London, Feb. 12.-An official proclamation calling up the remaining single men under the Derby plan and rnllltary service act, was posted today. Rcrlin, Out., Feb. M.-.V resolution concprninf!; llie name "Herlin" adopted by a mecliu!;; of 150 representatives of llic, citiz.oiis held in the city hail cliambers Friday was : "Wherca.s, it would appear that p stronn'prejudice lias been cicatcd throuRhout tlic British Empire against the name Berlin and ail that t!;c name implies, arTil whereas the citi/.ens of this city fully appreciate that this prejudice is Init natural, il is absolutely iinpos-.sible for any loyal citizen to consider it compUrnentary to be Ioniser called after tlic capital of Prussia. 13c it thsreiore resolved, that the city council be petitioned to take the necessary steps to have the name oi U.erlin chanKCd to some other more in keeping with the national sentiment." Wilson's Name Goes To Convention Calgary, Feb. IL-All was' (|uiet in Calgary on Saturday night. In hc-cordance wItU orders from military JieadsavKwe� must atuy 'at' homq," , shouioil 'a more frolicsome �(Uo.NaUNVUU ON L\w& a) I Wa.shinglon, Feb. M. - President Wilsoii today formally nave his consent that his name he used as a candidate (or renominatiou. London, Feb. 14.-The British cruiser Arethusa struck a mine today off the oast coast oC England, according to a statement issued by the British olllclal press bureau. It Is feared, the statement adds, the vessel will be a total wreck. 11. M. S. Arethusa was a light cruiser of a,750 tons, length 110 feet, I beam M feet with 3,000 horse-power,' givinu; a speed of 29 knots. She carried two six-inoh and eight l-iuch guns with two torpedo � tubes. She was designed for > great. �spce'cb. IL-.A. Koufer dispatch irom Milan says six persons were killed and several injured by bombs dropped irom aeroplanes which appeared over the city this morning. Germans Try to Gain Foothold in Several Republics on Western Hemisphere, U. S. Learns Washington, T). C, Feb, l-l.-Ex-Iraordiiiury revelations ot the rcputekl plans of Germany to establish a Soot-hold ju several republics of tho Western Hemisphere, and in Danish West) Indies in defiance of tho Monroo doctrine, are in possession of tho com-m ill co on foreign relation of the Mw* itrd Slates .senate. The committee is carefully guarding tho evidence' from publication, he-cause oi the fear of tho effect it might have upon public opinion. So impressed were tho senators with tho advisability of suppressing the inior-mation that a motion to debate tho Nicaraguan treaty in open senate, �which would have entailed tho dis-closuro ot the German plans, was defeated by an overwhelming vote. BULLETINS GERMAN SUCCESS Berlin, Feb. 13.-Heavy fighting Is In progress at Champagne. The German war office announced to-, day the-capture of French positions extending over a front of about 700 yards. BRITISH DEFEAT Constantinople, Feb. 13.-^Tho defeat of the British In an engagement near Korna, on the Mesopo-tamia front, was announced today, WANTS PEACE NOW London, Feb. 13.-A dispatch from Athens says that it Is confirmed In entente circles that Bulgaria has made overtures to tha entente allies for a separate peace. TORPEDO RIJNS AMUCK; KILLS ONE, INJURES ONE enlisting with lalion.' MOBILIZE BRITISH WOMEN TO WORK ON THE LAND London, Feb. lli.-r-lt is ofilclnlly nn-no.unced that tho Boaril ot Tradb, Jin conJuncllQii with tho Board of Asvl-. culture, Is taking etops to mobUlzo-a suiHclont number of women to wojU tho land in order to meet tho BUpmg|iif:OOU-'",j tracts. 'I'ho first conferBnco,hoviovep;