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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1917 NUMBER 57 AMERICANS DEFY SUBMARINES-MAY BREAK WITH AUSTRIA s m F FOR SHIPJNG IN NTSUi Local Man Brought Boo/e"From Ferhie in His Personal Baggage PAYS FINE OF $150 IN POLICE COURT If you should happen to visit British � Columbia,- and toeing desirous of Bending home a; little Ilciuid rofresh-nient for future use, don't pack it in your trunk and bring it in as'Tjageage. It cosfo George Addison ?1B0 and costs for just sjjch an exDoriment when he appeared before Magistrate Klton this niOTnirig in police court to answer a charge laid against him by Chief Hardy under section 3, subsection a, of chapter 19j of the Statutes of Canada, otherwise known as the Doherty Act, assented to May 1916. Prom the evidence it appeared that the accused' went to Fernle the first �week of February to attend the bon-Bplel, and while there bought four cases of rye whiskey which he packed in a trunk, which he had sent up to �''Feruie empty. He got the check for the trunk and sent it to Geo. Freder-Ickson here, and on ^e arrival of the tinink it was delivered by the latter "\^the accused's private residence. The facts of the case were admitted by the ijefense with only Chief Hardy being called as witness for the prosecution. For the defense the accused only Was called. He testified that \\B did not understand that he �\yas doing anything by shipping personal property from one point to apother. He denisa that he had rnjitflBJ^WbshlpnientB in tlie same manner., althdugli.Ui'e prosecution h�td New York, Feb. 16.-Jhe Associat-J ed Press announces: Officers of the French freight steamer Hqnd'iiras) which arrived here today from'Bordeaux, brought reports of a rurinihg battle with a Gerniaa submarine on December 7, twenty miles froin Brest. The officers said they ibelieVed the submarine was hit' The Honduras, 5,913 tons, was on her way from New Orleans to Fftince with sugar, The submaHiie came up astern and opened fire with tlie^ deck gun. Twenty-eight Bhells were iired, some hittl^ the btidge' and others taking effect in tlie';after part of the ship. The damage : was riot serious. With the first shot .from the submarine the fire was rettihi^d from the six-inch gun mounted pni the after-decic of the Honduras. Thifty shots' \yere fired in rapid succession. the length and breadth of the country a feeling that all was not right in connection with the disposal of , the proceeds 6f the sale of these iionds. The junior member tor Edmonton, said Mr. JlitcheU, was particularly vicious in the way in which he had laid : the matter before the legislature. The S leader of the opposition had spoken in a similar vein. He would have had expected something from the junior member for-Edmonton in the way. of moderation because he had been trained in a school where it was taught that men in a responsible position should not make statements' unless they were assured tliey were well founded, and that they shouldnot be associated with insinuations , or of that kind. The leader, of the'opposition had been trained entirely ditterept school and had not the same advantage of knowing the amenities of debate and the propriety of making' public statements, not in accordance with facts. The niem-ber for High River was also carploss with respect to' his; statements and the manner of presenting them to the pdblic . . ', In view of these misrepresentations, It had blown the strong system of trenches to chaos. Nearly fifty prisoners came back. They were men of the 11th Bavarian ^ regiment, which is a body of picked , . ' troops who have been at Verdun, in Germans who.were up and out of their | Russia and on the Somme. They can make nice comparisons between one kind of hell and another, and they say they never have been put into such frightful trenches-a wild tur- Londoh. Feb. 16.-Phillip Gibbs, the Chronicle correspondent with the British armies inithe /eld, telegraphing Wednesday, Feb. 14, said: In a great raid made by Canadians yesterday morning there were not many of the att'ack,'which was on a 400-yard front or thereabouts, between Souchez and Givenchy, one or two machine guns got to work and brought down several men. What :was surprising was the absence of machine gu,u fire elsewhere. It, seems that our bombardments must have buried their emplacements. It was not 'a preliminary bombardment ill the old style. It was a long, continued \^\iA^ deliberate hammering of many days, and the Canadians who went over saii|i the awful effect of it. moil of bombarded ground-as those to which they came last Sunday. So it goes and the enemy is having a bad time, losing many men in killed and wounded. He is saving his ammunition with most rigid economy for the days when he hopes it will do more damage. That is the absolute truth but it is ridiculous to pretend that his artillery is inactive. He has quite enough guns and enough ammunition even with economy to make our front extensively unhealthy at times. SUB. mm.; AMERICANS NOW I AUSTRIA ARE WARNED TO LEAVE Pliiladelphia Leaves Liverpool-Another Leaves New York with U. S. Passengers-Do Not Fear the Submarines - Philadelphia Has Large Passenger List ~' WASHINGTON EXPECTS A BREAK OF RELATIONS WITH AUSTRIA SOON New York, Feb. 'l6.-Th� Tribune in a special article declares the lower classes in Germany "are on the verge of starvation, and food riots in most of the cities are of almost daily occurrence." This is based on the story told here by a German woman who returned from Germany-^ on the steamer Noordam. During a fpod riot in Hamburg, ahe said, according to the Tribune, "police turned machine guns on a mob." Many persons were beaten and thrown into prison, she asserted. PROV. POLICE WILL iDMiSTER ACT especial to the -KeraJa). Magrath, Feb. 16.-^Richard Johns, a prominent farmer of this district, died of dropsy early this morning after an Illness covering about a year. He went to his old home in Iowa several months ago, in search of health, but returned worse. He has been in the Magrath district for seven years. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his loss. It is roughly estimated that his estate is valued at $30,000. FOUR INJURED IN EG FIRE Winnipbg, Fieb. 16.-Four firemen were injured through the collapse of a floor while fighting a blaze which cojiipietely gutted the Scott-Bathgate wholesale block on Notre-Dame avenue east, here last night. Captain Kelly, Bert Todd and Bob Barclay v/ere bruised and shaken and W. FIRST U. 8.-tlNER SAILS Liverpool, Feb. 16.-The Philadelphia, the first American liner to leavQ Europe since Germany's declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare, sailed from here late Wednesday afternoon. She carried 95 passengers ot all classes, of whom 3S were Americans. The Philadelphia was unarmed, carrying neither a mounted nor au un-mounted gun. In addition to her passengers, she carried a general cargo of what is known as express freight and two tons of dispatches from the American embassy in London for the state department in Washington. Dispatch bags contained important documents forwarded from United States embassies and consulates In nearly all countries of Europe, including a large quantity from Germany, which was dispatched before the break iik^ diplomatic relations. SHOULD BE SAFE NOW New York, Feb. 16.--The Philadelphia should by this time bqiwell beyond the submarine zone, American Line ofUcials said today. The ship had on board, according to their advices, 237 passengers divided as follows: First class 61, second class 66, and steera;ge 110. AMERICANS LE'AVE LONDON London, Feb. 14.-(Delayed)-The American boat train left London today carrying about fifty passengers, mostly United States citizens, for the outgoing liner. The foregoing dispatch was delayed in transmission in London, and the name of the liner was apparently eliminated by the censor. LINER LEAVES NEW YORK New York, Feb. 16.-The ABsociated Press announces: The AnchoF Line steamer Tuscania, caiTying 14 cabin passengers. of whom four are United States citizens, sailed today for Glasgow. The Tuscania is in the same service as was the steamer California, torpedoed last week off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 41 lives. ' WARN AMERICANS IN AUSTRIA Paris, Feb. 16.-American's In Austria have been warned from Washington to leave that country.. ' London, Feb. 16.-^N^qtiatlpns.,between Frederic C. Bentield, United] States ambassador at ;^Ii^,nf^'ai|il^ Austro-Hungary government bc^Ye! been broken off, Bccordlng.,to the Be* as quoted in an Ex,- changp telegraph comiiany/'dlipatchriiromCope^ Washirigtdi!,;Feb. i6.V7lnquir3^;Tia� bfeen ^nt to" Germany''through' tW Spanish embassy at Bertlfiifr^aiTlipii it!i6.;>delay: liv,departure of-4he second trainload of formerf'OiiiteS'StafM'. officials t Gefmihy via Ssdtiierlahd.v it was announced 6ilici4iiy today. "I^he train should have left Munich early this week, carrying 86-former-tThited States consuls and their families, and an unknown number of other United States citizens. Prisoner's to be Released Washington, Feb. 16.-Uneffk cial advice* that.Germany ha*.released the .72 United State* seamen held prisoners, when brouaht In by the prize ahlp Yarrbwd'ale, reached officials today just as a peremptory demand wM about to be made on the Berlfn governinent for the freeing of - the United States citizens. RISE AND FALL OF GERMANY'S NEW SUBMARINE SWEEP >e,72 ^ Diagram shows roBttlta of the first two Aveeks of the ^puns' naw fright-fulnesa on thfe soa. It wlllT^e ^peh that the resultshave dwindled tp almost nothing,, a surfB sign th8t^iB3fJli�li navy has "got the meaiVU5f"0t the Ger-wans'scheme,.'- \ ^ '�.t*'' ' / . ' Ai U. S. CITIZENS 10 GET : Washington, Feb; iB-The war department toda'y called ,upon individual citizen's, patriotic societies and organ-llzatlone, many of which have offiered their services since the break of relations with Germany, to help get recruits for the army. It is the first step of tlie kind ever taken by the 'government in time of peace, army officers say. 'The navy department also has asked "assistance from civilians and organizations in recruiting work. J TORONTO UNIVERSITY FORCED TO CLOSE Toronto, "TFeb. 13.-The coal shortage situation here continues aQUte. JThe University of Toronto had-tlo close its doors today owing tO' tl}e scarcity ot fuel. ""J' MARKETS Spot wheat...........V..... 170 Local track wheat ----....... 1541/2 May wheat �.................. 1731/2 -Local oats ............. 47J4 May.oata..... -------....... 59 Edmoiiton, Feb. 15.-Definite assurance was given the Temperance and,----- - ^------ Moral Reform league conference tliis Foster sustained a broken wrist. The afternoon bv George P. Smith, M.L.A.! fire caused damage to the building for Camro&e, that the newly-appointed and stocks of various wholesale com-. ^ . - � . police commission of the province panies estimated at $200,000. The insinuations and niis-stateraents the .^j,,,,^ administer the liquor act ac- origin is unknown: provincial treasurer said he was go-. wording to instructions from the gov-ing to present to j;he house and ,the. emmeht, and he, therefore, thought it public the exact facts with respect to.^ unnecessary on tlie part of the this sum of $535,000 which was declar-1 commission to indorse a resolutioh ed by these members not to Uaye eajimg upon the government for the, reached the treasury and which, . it ij^p,, the act in the hands of an was insinuated, had in some secret independent commission for enforce-way been wrongly handled, and in- xaent. formation in regard to which had been withheld either by the ministlar of railways or himsplf from the public. He hoped the explanations he would make would be satisfactory to' members not only on his side of, the house but on the other side and 'he knew it would be acceptable to'the public of the country. " - i - 1 "Tills item about wliicli tliere lias been so'much Inuendo and lusinua-tion relates," said Mr. Mitchell, "to an issue ot Canadian Northern. railway bonds, the jmr value ot which^ was 1,320,000 pounds sterling. The bonds bear 4% per cent interest and were dated Feb. 26, 1912. They we're' not placed on the market for sals until Feb. 26, 1914. There are goodi.and sufficient reasons why the bonds were not sold two years before. Hoppr-ablo members will perhaps recoUieot that during those years the times were very troublesome in Europ and (Continued on Pag^ 6) , Fetrograd, Feb. 16.-The Teuton attack In Galicia, east of Lemberg, Wednesday, was repulsed | the war oflioe announces., The statement follows: "The enemy's attack against our position south of Kadarovltz, mentioned yesterday, was repulsed. In the Carpathians snow continues." SASKATOOJNI MAYOR'S \ SALARY 'INCREASED s. Majority of Rural FaM Will Held in Month of August This Year; SAIL NOW VIA This Action of British Admiral^ ty Greatly Relieves Frdght Congestion at New York Saskatoon, Feb. 13.-The ma.vor's salary will be increased from $3000 to $4000 if the recommendation of the finnnco commission to the council is accepted. It is also recrp^mended that the coinmisslorier's salai-y be restored to the amount paid before the reduction in salaries owin^ to the war. 'His salary, if the recommendation is accepted, will, Ije $5000., BIG SUBSCRlPTibf^'Td WAR LOAN London, Feb. .14;-The largest private appHcijtlon yet .made for war loan bonds is that',of Sir George Alexander Cooperof Hursley Paa-k, Winchester, He has subscribed for Zm/i �2,636,000. The Southern Alberta fair dates for 1917 were selected at the (meeting of the fairs association in Calgary yesterday. The majority of the rural fairs have been advanced nearly a month this year. Calgai-y .. .--.^......... June 25-July 5 High River.............. July 19-20 Okotoks................. July V24-25 Nanton .................. July 26-27 Staveley............July 31 Claresholm'............. August 1-2 Vulcan .................August 2-3 Granum'____............. August 7-8 Macleod ............... August,9-10 Carmangay ............ August 1445 Langdon................ August 16 Gleichen................ August ,17 Medicine Hat............July 10-13 Irvine...................-August 7 Winnifred................August 8 Warner ................. August 8-9 Magrath ____.......... August 10-11 Raymond .............. August lii-15 Cardston............. August 17:18 Grassy Lake........... August 2i-22 Taber............____ August'23-24 MINNESOTA PROHIBmON ' St Paul, Minn., Feb. l5.r:^The Minnesota sentite today passed the house bill submitting to the people a' proposed, pfohlbition ' constitutibnal' amendment. There were only sixteen dissenting votes. The measure wpuid be voted on at the 1918 ieJeotion and; it adopted, would be effectivti; July; 1, 1920. C. P. R. l^ST aAL? New. York, Feb. lS>-Th^ last sftle today for C.P.R. was. at 161%.' ' New Yorir, J^b. 16.-The ABSoolat* ed (Press announces: The British ad' miralty's decielon to permit neutral vessels sailing from American ports for Europe to .undergo examination at Halifax instead of at Kirkv�'all or ETal-mduth brought immediate relief^ ton day to the congested cargo'situation at New York. Steamships of tbe Du^ch and Scandinavian lines, vblcli have been held In this port on aeepuht ot the submarine blockade, made preparations to sail by the mew route and it is said that several will get away, before the end of the week. The Rynadam, of the Holland-Am--erica line, which returned here Wed. nesday after sailing to the very edge of the submarine zone .probably, will leave today for;:;|lotterdam. On this trip, however, sKe;^^^ no pass- engers. The ffratlineutral passenger ship from this port to touch at Halifax after the Frederik VIII., which carries the former German ambadaa-dor and his suite, probably -will be the Stockholm of the Swedish-American line, due to leave today for ?othen-burg. ,5 By stopping for examination, at.: :'y �Um4�., ' 9|ew was landed. jP^ .it. 69 15513? 57 5530 ;