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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLdMEX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1917 NUMBER 56 Seamen Say Boats Now Operating Greatly Inferior to Former Types ARE OPERATED BY INEXPERIENCED MEN London, , Feb, 15.-Only the meagre details of Great; Britain's measures of - offense against the new German submarine campaign have been given out, but each report of the sinlting of a ship brings confirmation of reports that the'new under-sea boats are vastly inferior to the old U-boats. The � testimony of'officers and crews of the'siinken vessels also indicated that the latest submersibles are being manned by inexperienced sailors, auggestlng tha^ Germany Is hard-pressed for men capable of handling delicate machinery. The new submarines, according to the best evidence, are much lighter than those of the old type, showing evidence of hasty construction. : It is reported that Germany is now turning out standard submarine parts in various fac-torTes, but is aseembling them in only one or two shipyards. All submarine macliinery has been constructed carefully, but hulls, andespiicially. superstructures, are / extremely liglit. Unbrol � ' TAKE up ARMS side of the.entente allies is con- '4  sldered probable. The pope is ? iC still trying to induce Germany/ iC> to'modify its submarine war- Spanish king that if his/effort approves Spain's entry on the ^ ground of self-defense.  Thejtaiser has- been warned ? If that if Spain intervenes simi- will follow. It> is expected  �fr that, the 'pontiff's condemna- 9> . tion of the submarine cam- 4>  paignmea;sures will have a pro- 4> found effect in South America 4 > also. : ; . �.i'-'.;-'^ �, . AMERICA'S YOUNGEST BIG MILLIONAIRE ON WAR DUTY. William Vincent Astor, lieutenant In the United States jfaval Militia, (volunteers) is on duty ' with his corps guarding the. 'brldlfes and wharves of New York City.' Hon. Duncan Marshall Outlines New Policy to Aid The Farmers Calgarj", Feb. 15.; - Hon- Duncan Marshall, minister of agriculture, oylt-lined a very importaiit. ideparture of the government of Alberta In encouraging the growth of livestock throughout the province at thfe meeting of the Agricultural Fairs asiibclation, *hiqh was held in the city yesterday afternoon. ^ � The government i^ prepaiied to.guarantee the 'Credit- of  homesteader iind'Jsmall farmer wiib has not' the monby to go Intorthe livestock business. The goveiiment Will require small assoclatloss .Ol;lJye itarmera^who will go on-eac^ fltlJi^i'sSgWij, and then ,upon .>.t]|ls\ joiiit' ndtfilltlie 'Sjveraimerit wlli pla^'lts enabrfiUbBi; So armed, the minister believed that the farmer would be able to, get thoney at six or seven per cent, andvprbbably at six. The monay must; be spent in the purchase of livestock. The limit of the loan is $500, of which not more than $100 must be rin hogs, $200 in sheep and $400 or $500. In cattle.-The stock will ibe inspected by' the livestock commissioners. . The farmer may sell the,>steers, but he Is expected to keep the'females on the farm', and upon ftbiS'the government will place a chattbl inprtgago. The loan is for five^ears. The farmer will pay interest for the first five years, but no principal untilah^ end of that period. At the etid or that time the government expects that the farmer will have sold stock eubugh to pay the loan and have' a good herd. remaining. . � X"' Submarine Victims TWO ARE SUNK London, Feb. 15.-The British steamer Cilicia, 3750 tons* has been sunk, Lloyd's, shipping agency announced today. The crew was landed. The British steamer Ferga also has been sunk, the agency announcei. TWO MORE SUNK London, Feb. 15.-Captain La-oey and 11 members of the crew of the British steamer Azul, a sMb-marine victim, have been landed. It tlevelops that the A;ul, a steamer of 3000 tons, was sunk by a submarine on Feb. 7. The captain and 11 members of the crew with him were picked up soon afterward by the sailing vessel Eudora. The . second boat ^with the chief officer and 14 men inJt, is reported still mlssingl The Eudora herself was sunk yesterday morning and Captain Atkinson and his crew, totalling 25 n;en, together with the Azul's crew of 12 men, took to the boats and were picked up in a few hours. One member of the Eu-dora's crew was drowned. ' AMERICAN ABOARD Washington, Feb. 15.-The British sailing vessel Ainsdaie, Bue-nos^Ayres for England, was stop-ped'by a submarine 180 miles off , Cape Clear, off the Irisli coast,^ Feb. 5th, and sunk after the crew ^ had abandoned her. Mr. Pa^e at London advised the state department of the sinking, saying that one American, was aboard and' among the rescued. POLICY IMPERIAL PREFERENCE SIS UP THE PAPERS NEW PHOTO OF DEVONSHIRE His Excellency,jt^ CJovernor General has placed his approval on this photo. This Divisloit of Provincial Force Will Include a Wide Tertitory I- London, Feb. 15.-The Times parliamentary correspondent writes: "Announcement of Lord Balfdur's^ ^^^^^.^ committee on .the afteravar -trkd�y2rldge"district policy, boldly declaring by uhanimoiis vote for imperial preference, caused considerable stir in the lobby. The hope was generally expressed that an interim report embodying the recommendation would be made public at once aud that the government would announce its deciKon without delay. There is a great deal to be doire before such a sweeping recommendation can be transplanted into action, and-it is felt there is no time to be lost if our economic machinery is to be in good order on the coming of peace. If the government* accept the imperial preference'as a basis for the reconstruction of our economic fabric they may be expected to carry the bulk of. Liberal opposition. Public opinion and pressure of events have really settled the issue in advance," (Special to thi HeiijUd) '�' Fernle, Feb. 14.-rG.0. Henderson, for many years customs collector at this place, has resigned a!ra H. L. Nicholson, of the Rosslindr office, is here to take charge'temporarily until a permanent appoiritm^iht has been made. H. C. Graham, of Calgary, has been making) an audit of; the books of the office it)reparatory to making the change. OHIO WOMEN QJE^T VOTE Columbus, Ohio; Feb. 14, The Ohio Senate this afternbon passed tlie Reynolds bill givlng^'Ohio women the privilege of yvotlng for. president. The vote was 20 to 16. The bill already has passed the house and Gov. Cox has intimated he will sign It. i ' reaches philadelphia from the War ZONE Philadelphia, Feb. 14.-The Associated Pr^B says: The American litie steamship Haverford, the first Philadelphia-bound vessel to pass through Germany's new submarine zone, docked here this afternoon. The Haverford is 7493 tons, sailed from Liverpool under British colors, carriers lio passengers. The time of the Haverford's delpar-ture from Liverpool is not known here, but it is understood the ship sailed two weeks ago, the additional time having been occupied in detours to avoid submarines. � v "VVlthin a, f,e!j^.^day8. Inspector J. S. Piper of the provincial police, will arrive in LethbrlidTO to open up the headauarters hereyiitft the force for this district. Inspectoi'-^Piper was sworn in to his new'r9dBi||on yesterday at Bdmontpiii^ ; M?!" "The .exact''btrt>SdJ|les of tlije Leth-Jge district h�ri 1^ been definite^ ly announced but if is thought the district will dnclude all that part of the province from the boundary north to a.line drawn east and-west through Carmanga,y. How many men will be employed is not yet known either, but local police officers believe it will not be less than 25. - , i MILITIA PARTOF REI curities were offered about a ? ? month ago. . ? � , ? Ottawa, Feb. 15.-The calling out of .the militia in largetowns and cities for two nights of drill every week, will, it is understood be thfe entering wedge of the government's new recruiting plans foreshadowed by the statement issued Monday by 'Sir Edward Ke.rhp. Together with the resump-tiori^.df militia drill, there will be an active campaign to bring the militia units up to strength. This, ftiyUnderstood, would at first be conducted along the lines of voluntary enlistment, with the alternative of applying the militia act if enough recruits are not secured in this way. * * *{* * * ^ ^   > . > : BANK CLEARINGS ? .> � - . ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? > BULLETINS FRENCH VICTORY " Paris, Feb. ,15.-French detachments made an attack yesterday between the'Olse and the Aisne, and penetrated as far as the.second German line, the war office..announced today. 'EiATTiie::iN;GAL!CiA Petrograd, Feb. 15, via Lon-. don.-An attack vvas^. begun by Teutonic troops yesterday near ZIotchoff, in Galicia,. east of Lem-berg. The battle is. still in. progress, according to an official statement given out here today. GERMANS RETIRE Berlin, Feb. 15, (By wireless). -German troo.os in the region between Serre and the Somlrie, in France,'yesterday withdrew from advanced positions' in accordance with orders from, their commanders, the official statement issued today by headquarters says. Seven entente aeroplanes were brought down by the Germans. PARTY IN Fr.-Canadian In Favor of M.L. A. Is Conscription fSpecinl to ijje Heraldl Edmonton, Feb. ' 14;-^"There! has been no conversation . between the leader of the opposition and myself except what has taken ,8ufncient for all present requirements," and that in the near future moans must be found to augment the provincial revenues. He intinoiated ' that direct jaxation might be resorted to, and that for the meantime the house would be asked for authority to issue short term loans against , outstanding revenue. ' > MANY OFFICERS ARE DECSRATED -O Whitlock Must , Pull Down Flag Washington, Feb. 15,-The state department advices today reported otti-cially that Brand Whitlock, United States minister to Belgium, had been requested, but not ordered, by the Gentian military authorities to lower the United States flag from the legation in Brussels. U. S. Citizen Says Allies Can't Win This Spring, But Might: in Two Years - London, Feb. 15.-^An Amsterdam dispatch to the Times quotes a United States citizen who has jiist arrived there from Frankfurt, -wljere he had resided for eighteen months, as saying that the Germans have a surprising number of new troops. The dispatch says that every German of military age who is not engaged in the munition industry, has been ordered into the army, with the.ifesult.that German troops are now mora numerous than at the beginning ot the war. The United States citiienvls' quoted as saying that the age limit will certainly'be Increased if neoessary .and that it would be very~iH&oulti^,td"&fer. feat Germany except by a -longrwpn He did not believe thai, the Germans-would bo" defeated In the. spring, but that If the war lasted another two years the allies probably would, win. In reference to the submarine campaign, the United States citizen said the' stories current in Holland about the Immense number of German; submarines were a German bliiffi. ARE PURSUING El Paso, Texas, Feb. W.^Ari unofficial and unconfirmed report was 'received here late today thait the,, two troops of the'12th U. S. Oa'valry,', crossed the interiiatlbnal line near .^^e.,cor-1 ner ranch southeast of Hachifa, N.jf., at nooii today in pursuit of the Mexican raiders, who had three American cowboys as prisoners. ' BRITAIN TAKES OVER MlfJES Ever^ Indication Points to More Sfrenuogls: Steps To Be Taken fhjirtly ARE GROWING WEARY OF GERMAN INSULTS Washington, Feb. 15.--While It still was indicated that the accumulation of violations of United States rights might lead President Wilson to go.before congresa at any time, it w^s stated today that he has made no definite plans for taking such a step Immediately The opinion grew among dfflcii. als, however, that such a atep would not be long deferred. Noth- , ing has been heard by the state / -department early today from Germany in reply to inquirjea as to the exact status of United States citizens taken into Gtrm*ny on the prize ship Yarrowdale. TEMPTING PROVIDENCE Amsterdam, Feb, 15.-^The Lo-. kal Anzeiger of Berlin expresses the hope that the cabled reports to the effect that United SUtea merchantmen are sailing in- defiance of the wbm�r\n6 blockade are unfounded.' 'The plan for such aailings," it says, "at the bottohi amounts to nothing less than tempting God." L BE ALL ESCAPE One Reaches Bordeaux and\ Aii'^ other Reaches' New York Carrying Passengers New York, Feb. 15.-The Aslo-^ elated Press announces the French Line steamer R6chambiau,>,whleh left here on February 4 with 100 passengers, twenty-one of them United States citizens, has passed ' safely, through the submarine zone and. arrived at Bordeaux, She got there at 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to advlees received by the French DW today. REACHES NEW YORK New York, Feb. IS.,-The AsV sociated Press "anneunees; Another entente staamshlp, the French liner Chicago, which pass- ' ed safely through Germany's zone ' of unrestricted submarine war-fare, arrived here today with 181 �, paiMengers. No U-boats were observed, the ofneera-aaid,'nor any friendly war vessels, although the ' ' wireless spoke of the presence of Frehbh patrol boata off tha , French coasts London, Feb. 14.--The long list of distinctions conferred on Canadian officers and Aen for gallantry in the Held, published today shows the kind of warfare which .has occupied our troops, during the 'winter. Every military cross goe^ to a lieutenant, nearly every one for w6rl^ in connection with trench raiding, /rhq^same applies to the confermebt. ^f distinguished conduct medajl^ i^pdn.hon-jComm'isBloned offlcers'ihdvmenKtjM'b'gazetted today. London, Feb. 14. - The bb^rd ^ of trade will take possession of the coal mines throughout the kingdom for the duration of the war, according,'; aniiquncement made today. � It wUl create a new department tor the ad-, ministration of the mines,; i^eaided iby Guy Calthrop, liow generSl manager of the London and Northwestern railway, as conti'oller. POPE TAKES ACTION . ? ' - � �  London, Feb. 14.-According to an Bx-�hange Telegraph company message from The Hague, it is reported from Munlcli thatr the Vatican has informed the nuncio at Munich that the pope contemplates an appeal to all the neutral governments to take joint action in favor of peace. .  ' KILTS now BARRED London, Feb. 14.-All kilteid' regir ments hereafter oroceeding overseas until April 1 are to wear trousers instead of kilts. ? -�tpr * Moose Jaw, Feb. 15.-HQiraln growers are relaxing this morning h-bmtthe-.,^ arduous task of handling re^lj|t|bns, and important public guefltiohB'oa'^the ' convention floor and ;wltb, the oxgepr... tion of a few hours ,tti8-afternbo1tt,*?tb->' day is being devoteS' to rbbreatlbn. ,^ The C. P. R. carried'hea,?;ly;;l5P0r%le-;:: gates this morning 'by. 8pec(iiis; *   i their produce. During the mogniing delegates attended thp Allan'theatre, : where special fllms displaying haryb^t-: ing, threshing, moling, .^Ipment^atid ocean transportation of^Pfriflpnftt^d by the grain growers for use' of-:^he The ? ONTARIO MAY GIVE' � ? WOMEN VOTES ? Toronto, Feb. 14.-On the^s-sumption that men who are old . .....------ -----boys at the front/were shown., . ? enough to fight are pld^enoiigh  /.women are spending the mofnlngshop- ? to vote, the Ontario IpglsIatUrer *ipit>g and the entire convention will be ? this session will entranchl'se , �BUests at a big concert, in St. An- ? all male British subjects, ,.Tfrhe'-', ?drew's church this evening.  ? ther 21 years- of agt/^jpot, Mrs. McNaugUton of Piche and Mrs. who have enlisted In tlife tiav^l ^ Halght of Keeler.wer^ reelected pre- ed in the house' today.Ay Hon. T. W. McGarry, proyjifolal'.trea: ? surer. - , �� The government may. also 'WILL ASK FOR OLEOMllCirq:  , Ottawa, Feb.-14.-A r'� ^' ift> resenting the Ottawa ^i'probably wait on the 1^ ,. �  A week and ask for the remo\p ! � 4>  4 ^-^-f * ^�'^i'^ embargo on oleoiuaTg�rin�,<^ 411 5645 1 3 40 0?63 ;