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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ^�1 VOLUME X. LETHBBI[)(}E>, ALBERTA*, B'EDNl-XSDAY, FEB)\UARY 14, 1917 NUMBER 55 r 1 �1 J Lord-Curzon Tells^ What Steps British Govt, is Taking to Offset German Attempt to Blockade the Country. London, Feb. 14.-The Times parliamentary correspondent, sumnjariz-Ing the discussion within the House of Lords on submarines, says; "Anxious attention was given tlie mlnistral statements of the measures taljen to defeat what Lord Curzon described, as the grfeatest peril which lias confronted the country since the Napoleonic wars. The dominant note was one of gravity, supported by confidence, in the issue. Lord Curzon's. speech'toward, the end of the debate' made a strong impression, his recital of the activities of the admiralty being repeatedly cheered. Speaking from knowledge as a member of the cabinet,-Lord Curzoft announced that the following' steps' had been taken to meet the now campaign: "First-The Jiumljer of armed merchant vessels now exceeds by between 40 and 50 per cent, the proportion which existed at the beginning of last December. "Second-We are endeavoring to provide security for neutral shipping. We have dlgnilled our willingness to pay incr'easefl freights to those vessels and to provide special insurance facilities dgainst risks and olTer a premium to the crews; also, it necessary and wiiere possible, purchase the ships ourselves. "Third-We are using every effort to build new ships. In addition to the large program on ships at home, we are using every effort to secure extra sjiippliig'arrangement? with the do-^niiiions, and allied and neutral states. Everything possible is being;-done to Increase bur mercantile tonnage by arjangie'mantB with America and Ja-. pan. ;'.;�. .:, , 'i-^;,,'^: � "Fourth-^By standardized .�ships we hope to addjife million tons. "Fjye:j::fA;;further' step has been taken'W'sanctioning decl > ? ? : ? Dl m ISPECTOR L PfltlCE mmm Inspectors for New Force Have Been Appdihted-Four Districts Formed .4 (Special to. tliQ Heraia) Edmonton, Alta., FebT 14. - At a meeting of the provincial police commission tills afternoon p. C. H. Primrose, chairman, presiding, W. A. Mc-Brayne .chief detective staff ^f the new Alberta force. . The following were appointed inspectors of the several divisions into which the province has been divided: Edmonton-Sergt. A. H. Scharer, Athabasca, for eight years amember of the R.N.W.M.p. ' Calgary-Staff Sergt, W. Brankley, Calgary, twenty years a member of the R.N.W.M.P. Lethbrirtge-Staff Sergt. J. S. Piper, Macleod, twenty.years a. member of .the R.N.W.m:p. ' Red Deer-Inspector R. J. Lee, Eld-son, fourteen years a member of the R.N.W.M.P. , ; NEW CANADIAN KNIGHTS NEW DIRECTOR 01^ THE CAN. MEDICAL SERVICE SIR WILLIAM HEARST Premier of Ontario. SIR EDWARD KEMP Mmiatcr of Militia. PREPARE FO OF THE OBILIZAIION ADIAli MILITIA OR LOCAL FAIR Ottawa, Feb. 14.-The mobilization gt the Canadian militia, is under consideration but no sclienie has as yet been definitely decided upon. So far as can be gathered, Iiowever, there will be no compulsion attached to tlie proposals and the voluntary system^ will be relied upon for the present at least. The impression is that the fifty odd urban militia regiments on the militia list will be "required to enlist to strength for home defense. The medical restriction may be considerably modified so that men who for more or less minor defects cannot secure places on overseas forces will have a chance to serve their country at home. Each regiment could. be enrolled to a. strength of 1,000 men, the total .mobilization ithus amounting to 50,000 men.' It is suggested that the men thus enlisted be put in nni-form but that their drilling be confined to evenings so that niobilization would not interfere with homo industry. . . It Is even possiljle that many may be released during seeding and harvest season on the land. A' modest rate of. pay for drilling would be given to each man so enlisted. It is' further probable that in each regiment one company would be reserved as an overseas company into which those who desired to see active service and were medically, fitted should be voluntarily permitted to draft themselves. ^ In the summer arrangements might be made for camp training. The schema coiild, of course, be extended to rui'ail regiments which could be given notice,to-uiiiftbilize at a for training. If the above scheme were'adopted overseas troops now in Canada could be despatched as soon as ready witKont'danger of denuding the coUiitry ot^hpme defance. In ad-, dition .theEe:cwou!^'^^G little dislocation of indiistrs';;;"' '' BE CALLED Believe All Mounties This Diviis-ion Will Be^Held Here ' For Training , Wlljiin the next couple of weeks orders-are likely to go out from de-tachmeut headquarters to call in the M ? ' ., : COMMUNICATION IS ^ : BLOCKED BY HUtfS � ? Washington, Feb. 14.-An^, ;. ? other inquiry was sent by the ? ? state department today to Am- : in 'Asia Minor. Since the break ? > with Germany no word has ? # ? : ? ? : ? ? ? * Pres. Wilsdn's ^ mity is 23 Electoral Votes Washington, Feb. 14.-President Wilson was formally and officially declared re-elected today from Congress, which in joint session, as provided by constitution, canvassed the electoral voje of the states. As presented and certified the official returns give Wilson and Marshall 277 electoral votes; Hughes and Fairbanks 254. London, Feb. 13.-(C.A.P.). -Colonel Foster has arrivAi from France to assume duty as director of the Canadian medical services." .: nnlpeg and destined to points in those provinces, is'not moving as it should do. The Oanadiaii Pacitib Railway has taken the trouble to call the attention of farmers to this matter and state that there ..are plenty of cars to moye seed grain and the officials strongly urge that seeid grain bo shipped as soon-as "possible in order that it be at pointy where it is required before the spring . movement of grain to the lake front.beginis if this is done (here will be no delay In seeding. / The motto of every man with orders for seed grain should be ,"dp it now," BIG l=ARM SOLD Winnii(peg,, Feb. U2.T-The sale o'f Aime feenard's big farm-at Eli to Senator Hackney, ot Minnesota, has been completed^and the senator is now the owner of 10,000 acreis that were farmed by Mr. Benard for the past ten years. The livestock, including a couple of hundred head of cattle, and all equipment, were Included ia the deal. The price paid was |37(f,000. Govt. Must Aid in Making Small Farmer Contented FOR FARMERS IS Should Not Delay Longer in. Making Plans to Over* . come Shortage '1 MARKETS ~ spot wheat .................. I67/2. Local track wheat ........... 152/2 May wheat.................. 171% 1 Local' track oats............ 46'/2 May oats ..................1., 58 May flax..............L 2561/2 WBATHBB High .,.......____............ 36 Low ...... .'...... ...... ...... 29 .Forecast: Fair, not ni^ch change inj temperature. i (Special to the HcraUl) Edmonton, Feb. 13.-The debate on the address was continued in the Legislature yesterday by H. H. Crawford, member for Edmonton south, who revived memories of the last session and the sittings of the public accounts committee by hfs criticism of the telephone system, and occupied the attention Of the house for a couple of hours, while he -read figures and inspectors' reports, an exhaustive but incowluslve proceeding. He was followed by S. J. Tobin, the member for Leduij, who in complimenting the goveriiment on its forecasted legislation, especially the agricultural credits bill, suggested legislation to help the tiomesteader and farmer of small means in the way of loans on the joint security of groups of men, a portion of his speech that was received with general appruvHi, Mr. Tobin reviewed the work of the government and asked the opposition could they truthfiiUy 1 say that an administration with- Buch a record was a dead government; , , F. Archer also took, part in the de-j bate, which was adjourned on the motion of L. Boudreau, 'St. Albert. Oir'XUurad'ay Bvehlngi the members of the legislature will be the guests of the students of the Uiilversity of jAlb^rta at dinner, the invitation haying been extended through the minister of  education, Hon. J. R. Boyle. Mr. Crawford's Speech ' H. H. Crawfordv continuing his speech on the address and his'' criticism of the admmlstration of the telephone department said that as there was no depreciation account provided for*e system it was supposed that the system should be properly maintained. He^assbrted there were 160,000 poles that were from five to ten years in use. These poles .would have to be replaced and the effect would^ be that the rates must be increased to provide the money. This was a consequence of, no .depreciation fund. He declared that had it not been for the criticism, of the opposition, there would not have been a sinking fund... But>, it, only amounted to $844*000 a year, while the province had $8,500,000 Inyeated in the telephone system-> One reason why the. provision for- the � sinklnf fund was not larger was; ho said,; because of the extravagance In the ,con-'| struction of the system, and becaiii;o the revenue could not prov.ide for the '� (CONTINtJBD ON FaOB 4)/ f / * Six representatiTeg o'f, the Ontario! government are.rnow' in the United States endeavoring 'to secure farm laborers for that province this isum-....: mer. The labor situation tbroi^hout:, Canada so far as tiie farmer Is con-r ceriied is very serious/ and the -west-. t, ern provinces ^hould not delay longer' ' in deciding on plans � to overconiB the �� shortage. . - That is the nev/a birot-igUt- back; r' frpm the east today, by, Jas. Harris of vv .T. Harris and Co.,-employment' ag-i : ents, who-has -been on a. big selling> campaign for the Noble (Founjlatlon,*-Ltd. Mr. Harrlshae been selling seed: wheat and oats for'Mr. Noble .and>v finds that in Manitoba there is, a big, deinand for good seed wheat,'while'In JDntario there is a'big shortage of >>.jT seed oats. And-Southern-Alberta is the only place in the west>;that ,can6y./| supply them In quantity;. �� :i4 Mr. HaiTis says that wlthout^doubJ-.iHi^ the labor sltuatlpn an the; farms: sis>;.; going to be serious, and thinks: that &:! every agency that can-be,sei^^at'workr;v^ should be busy trying;' to ^^t> the:-need. .' ' ' ;.| m Edmonton, Feb. 13-Hon,  -Mr^, Boyle, minister of education; is.under,;,' stood to'beSij; favor., of,. e)vi|Dg all" school diatricts, In tli?. province, afl' tho'rity fo purciiase bool^s-ij|d �^ pllSs, arid it is Ijkely'tbat ^n, ment of the presentot^^^fl vlde^or this will be sj^bj^ii^ legislature by the goveimlinSr.^ t 063675 ;