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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE; alberta, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1916 NUMBER 57' RUSSIANS TMmiOOftOO TUMS-CANADIANS AGAIN SAVE DAY y mm � a. � m m OLICYIS Govt. Leaders Say Policy of Frefe Wheat Would be Injiiribus to All Canada OUawa, l'>,b. Hi.-Tlie ilebatc on .1 Ci. Tiiiin's resolution in favor bt free \vlicat, I'oiiinienccil in llic conniions latj on llonday evening, was contin-iiiMl todav. \Vli(5h tlio libusc rosu for tlic six o'clock : \V�dm'Sil4y atfjourn-iiifnl, lion. Koliei't UoRers had com-riiencpd lo speaW. lie moved the ail- ivoiild he ilonc lo ihc milling, thai, tlierti would he no Kuaran-t.'!p of jieriiianoncy, Ihal there would hi' no further development of the milling indii.stry in the west, and that on the broad groiuids of national interest it was not desirnhlc to make anv change in the naticsnal policy. Mr. Oliver, on the other hanc^, as- England's Defences Have Been/Placed on Better-Basis-Mistakes are  Now Realized journaient of th.-i debate, which, atlserted that the farmers would; get the request of Sir Wilfrid l.auricr, v.ill be continued on Mondav next. II is expected that it will conclude with a divl.siori. .Apart from the-n\inister of public works, the speakers were Sir 'Hioni-as AVhitc. minister of linaacc, Hon. lbv. the ^arln;' froiii the iiavy and a .ioin(.,'liaval and army committee will he co-ordinate the air defences.' ' . .A. .}. Halfoiir, .fir-st lord of''t&'ad-iiiiralty;-.said  that one of the great diiUcultics in I'oniiection with the e-ilarjremsnt of the air service had lack of material. �'^^e arc still behind in certain di-rectiDiis," he said, "not because- the goyernairnt is oblivious lo the neces-.sitics of the situation, but because the .material cannot be obtained." Govt, Was Near Defeat London, Keh. 17.-The Times par-llamenlnrv correspondent says the inombcrs of.thu government wore In deep water AVeduesday during the do-fjate on.the air-defence oC Great Bri-.taiii In the Hoiiso'of Cqmmons, "The feeling oj" the house was so .�strong against contlmintlon. of the dual control of the air Hervlco," says ilie eorrespondeiit^r "that the leading KpirilB of tho' Unionist and Liberal war eomm^ttOQ had virtually decided to force R' division, and the govei^ri-menl whips were, none' top sure of their'- posttlon,' .Eh-ery government supporter,-Includlnii; niaiiyliur\l working, ministers, wero Bumuioned to the houso for tear of goveri'iment defeat. "The. situation was saved by Andrew Bonar Law, - Who unexpectedly inievvoned with an admission,that the Kovemraouf Useir" was dlssatlalied �with the air service, and promised ' remedies." 'Tho correspondent adds that after tills escape llie. govoniment must ox-])uct redoubled vlgljunco from the house as a whole, - Me majntainRd that the increased ices v.hich farmers think they W(uild get under free trade in wheat siderabiy more to say when he continued his speech on Monday. Mv. Kogers' closing declaration today was that the house would fail in its dutv to the country if it adopted the CAPTURE OF TROOPS IS Kilties' Recruiting Area Extended to Red Deer Inflict Tremendous Loss on Germans Who Tried to Force, the British Lirte^ Near Ypres were largely illusory, that damage resolution proposed by Mr. Turifi. Business of the Grand Lodge of Alberta, I. O. O. v.. rbncliides tonight, and the sessions today were almost continuous. No stop was made at noon, the press ot. routine buslnesB being voi-y lieavjt ' This morning's session, was taken up. with "tho electjon of Grand, Lodge officers for the coming jrear. Carman-gay lodge, one bt; the strongest hi,the south. was,.^C.CQr^ed the Tireraler lion-or wlich j,i,,:AV^~Jlillerc^j;yY(^s. choiaeu (jrand Master for' tli^">'6at'i Following-was the. resiUt'df the elections: Past Grand, Magter--A. B. Cum-mlngs. Edm'oiiton. Grand Jtaster-J. W, Miller, Car-mangay. .. ' Deputy Grand -Master-R.W, Parker, WInnltred. '.' Grand AVardcn-Itobcrt Scott, Edmonton. Grand Secretar)-O. E. Tlsdale, Calgary. Grand Treasurer-]L J. Adanics, Calgar'y, Grand Heprcsontative-A. El Cum-ining.'�, Edmonton. ' Home fund' trustees-J. D. B. Little and A. A'alentlno, ^Calgary. The choice of .the next place of meeting will be hold this afternodn. The convention will conclude this evening with the oxempllfieatlon of degrees by Wlnnifred and.. Maoleod lodges, '> . ' At this attornooii, the Grand Lodge of Alberta adjourned Its session here to meet,In: 1917 m Calgary, wliioli was chosen lis (he: next plac? ot meeting. London, Feb. 17.-The filial struggle for the mastery oC Albania has begun, according 'to dispatches :re coived in London. Austrlans and Bulgarians have succeeded itti-torming a juncture and their combined armies are now in contact -with Essad Pa sha's army of Albanians, Montenc grins and Serbiaps which are defending Durasizo. . METAGAMA HAS, ARRIVED �]''eb. '17.=-^TUe. troopship ^[e\ taganiM, �which sailed from Canada on .Feb.. ijtli, has safe-�1y" arrived �In^Euglaiid. ,;. .;. .;. .:Mon-day when gas appeared and :their lights went out, Sartoria went, back upto tho-lamp house to get the'lamps re-lighted, but on returning the-.lamps went out again before he could get all the way back'-to where Leleoux was. f-Ie called for help and the lamps :were, lit by one . ot the-yniine oflleiuls. Leleoux was atterwardsres-' judd In an imconscioufi state. Effort* were made -with pulinotors from- the mine rescue car, which at present is stationed hera for several iTOMrs- to revive him but -without results;' and doatli occurred early in the evening. Coroner E, Disney with a- juo','vlejv-od the romalns tho same evening and win meet again on Friday. � - - i crultlng for tho Kilties should take place ill tho areas allotted these battalions was-received, and the Kilties were left with a very pre.scrlbed p.iea In which to get 11,58 men. However,, tho following telegram received by AA''. S. Ball from Hugh Boyd settles matters in a way very favorable to Lethbrldge: \V. S. Ball, Lethbridgo, Alta. Recruiting area for Kilties extended north to Red Deer. Every advaii tage guaranteed to ^ Lethbrldge that Edmonton gets. AVlll (Ix up separation allowance. Lethbrldge to be permanent recruiting headciuarters. Sol dlers to be available for farming purposes. � HUGH BOYD. (Continued on Page 3) Opens Way to Armenia and Threatens Turks in Other Quarters ORGED INIIOBA N Ottawa, Feb, 17.-Replying to a question. Sir Robert Borden stated in the house recently that the government' had decided to conduct investigations into the status and conduct ot all Germans and Austrlans in the civil service. AVlth regard to Dr. Hanel, the deputy minister ot mines, he said that Winnipeg, Feb. 10.-Porgcr,y.-ot pay sheets in connection with good roads 100,000 MEN TAKEN PetPoarad, via London, Feb. 17. / -The official messenger estimate! the Turkish garrison at Eprerum, the capture of which was atv nounced Wednesday, as 100,000 men. - It is also' estimated that mors v_i than 1000 guns were captured. � It Is said there were 467 guns in the outer forts, 374 in central forts, and 200 field guns at Erze-' -rum. Important Victory I'etrograd, Feb. ll-The fall ot l^rzerum, which lia'x!.% invitation of Victoria University. He I'lnen Zwn , f ,r J'"" ''^'^'"6 the rirsi,-, foit iV be-" ' -- .- , men sliotin in the tor5ed"sheet.;a8 hay- liovea-.'toM.ave destroyed-ithi pW-"**"* in '"K lecel^ed the mpney, appeared defence, since the impregnability of. mi f ''mw??--L ?n'l'�bM(n5 �nS �'� comn,lttcp.-'.a�U. repudia,ted Erzerum rested on the fSsumption'of'^' efficient ofhcial and I^w-ablding, and the signatures and testified that they a. German engineer, who constructed: he dld-not considei. tliat It was never done the work .described the fortifications that the positioii the public interest or_ the mteresW I ^ ,,ad never received the monies was safe against assaiiU from tho of justice to remove, him from his credited / opposite their respective I south posltlQh./, . ,\ names. The forgery was perpetrated after, and not before the general election of that year. ': " HAVE SPENT OVER , ., jz-'W^'f^JLLER ' - Fund money li'ouf no-iinx'pK oniisi- f, ,VySl'V/f, " ' ,^ ment, ne'will pay i.n.i.Pfttrl9tlQ )rim(|' �'"I Oajw'wgfiy.kladiBCI this lupralug as to every piarrle^l lomi.iblllgted.-tij'tihQ. CrtttiTiltiMftBtwrpf fh? Oiitud Lo^ise ot King's hotel >n)tlfy Wwt'ipol, Pryo?- lyi STATEM'NT : OF BRIM . LOSS Constantinople, ia, London, Feb. 17. Losses oC one of the British expeditions- in Mesopotamia In a battle -n'lth the ;Turk8 near Batlka "West Corna amounted; to 2,000 offIcere, and men, ^OQordlni; to the official announcement, given out by the Turkish war department undsr date ot Februarj' 18th*: 'The. statement also says that B-usfflKns- lost 5,000 men killed in a front. �.. U.S. Accepts Agreement . Washington, Feb. 17. - -Secretary Ivansihg'today ticcepied the Lusltania agi;eeme!it as acceptable to United States afi It relates to that case, hut as)ii�rt. Count A'on Bcrnstorfl, the 9,9]fnian ambassador, for ass.uranccs thati> Germany will carry out 'its pol-Icy.of ifiiiking morchiint "ships without; WttVning. to liners oven, it they carry defensive armament. 'I'lio (luestion of what;: cohstilutcs dcJens/ivff armament ls;.'ji9,;h,e detotmined later in a way noWyet: agrml upon; . . King's Picture Was Draped W^^ Hun Flags Ottawa; Feb. 17.--A supplementary report dealing -with the alleged i rioting in^Berlin, On.t., I'uesday evening, was "receiV'ed - bjv,. Sir- Sam Hughes, minister o'f>m'llitIa,;_lat night. It says: "Investigation -shows ' that last night's'] outbreak .was not pro-con-oelved... After - seodring the Kaiser's bUst, a'tramod plotiirl of^King George, draped with the .German flag, and many otlier German flags, were fotind. This was construed--as an Insult :to the ICIn^ and liiturlated the men. Many civilians actually participated in the work ot destruction. Two kegs of beer.and bottles of whiskey also were found, although over a year ago the luanageiuent decided that, the club would be closed during-tho period ot the war, AA'hil.e asking protection today, the Lutheran pastor, Mr, Cappert, reiterated that the stories ot German atrboities-were untrue," lOaiiiiiutoii, Feb. _17v-That the,, Kov- ,ANOTHER ZEPPELIN WRECKED Uqndon, Fab. 17.-A Rotterdam dis patch to.the Dally Mall says that dur- IH COST OF LIVING SDUEIOlAPSE N iOne.ot the best recniiting msetlngi for the Kilties yet held'w(is at Bur-dett last evening, -whqn Capt. i^Leech and W. S. Ball, yeut.Sciidden .and others, made addresses-and an ent'er-tamment of a hlglr order was provided . The hall In wlildh the meeting was held was packed' the doors, many coming In from the countryside, Mr. Johnson presided,-, and local taU ent and Grassy Lake ttilent contrlbut-* od to the programmq, the musical end of which would have ,'dorie credit to a large city. Three recruits were received at the meeting and-more will follow.   !:' :�:� . . - A big meeting la tovbeVheldat Ho-^i Island on Monday, and lanother:iat Raymond on Tuesday "evening. There is alsp a meeting at -Claresholm- on Tuesday evening. YoiingMento be Drafted In spite of the intense cold ' and;;(, Turkish position before the , recentw? retreat of the Turkish a*my,v wa�4*J| estimated at - 80,000.: These numbers*!, 4re-il)chevert to ; have been consider-:;-,;* ably augmented by tho falling back o� ;: the Turks on this position. Good News Paris, Feb. 17.-The capture ol thdi jreal Turkish stronghold of  Eraermn.::-jy-the Hussions is declared by.French:;-Jf newspapers this morning as the best.:Vi item of news for-the aUies in raany.5'' months. Military exports dwell upon--the importance, of the capture, declar-i. ing it gives tho Russians the key to:*:;-A-sia -Allnor and is a victory which.:si' will inevitably - have far-reaching con-:-sequences. General Berthaut, in ithej: Petit Journal; � s'nys it-is not onlyva?.,, deadly blow-to Turkey, but an ovont,:-,^ whicli cannot fail to 'have Its oftecfi'i on olhei theatres of war. Relieve Armenians � :t.'^i:iih London, :Feb., 17.-The capture 'sot:! ICizcium bv the Russians is regardedjj here as a feat of first lmportance>i-theKg fortress � being in: any :.'canipal^i^f' the Turkish, the domiaatJnsr' factor m military calculations;.* asSll IS'the key to Armenia,-both poUtlqaK ly and from a inllitary v}ewBOlhti-^l|j retention by Uus.sin iK-consid Jjer'ta Association ot local ilnprovo-vi^a^,:>vvhMt'..!......,....... 127H mont districts iml rural mimlelpiiU-^jui/: .vvHiMV'. ^............... 12614 ties, - . ' ' ,my oats ..............i.... 46i/i ' hi the coutao ot his address 01) good fMiiy'tl�?t .,................. 214% 'oads nnil tlio urobloms ot tliciv uy- ,.:^f..\;,,----------. vcop ho urgod that so t(ir as poss.i'ble' ;-f ;,'"'� vx/l? A l^TI'l?'!? icvmanunl ' tlioroughfarfs bo^ ,cop-- i.-' �* '  .Iruclod throughout Albettai HlaK.,,,   ' l.auib -was oleetml ptesUlent o|,,4heiWvifc�" ' Tu*'jRM-irB�.i},i-.. FlMMind mild. ' corain.Ons- ycBtcvdny,.hjO-Mr. Carruth-ers, .\.............,...... ""V'ou cannot, educate people, and ovpect thorn to Ilye undei the ' old condlUon.�ii"i say'the commibsioneis "Tho. adva - -.....'� a>la. ^ stlmulafied , expenditure >of rjillways aijd publio �yorks'and by lai(Je.ln\est"i8nts in npn-prpduotiVo.-l�neii"incidenta,l to the Mevelopihiertt; of:.�'.1(lie!:;:yoiin:g.'country such  �8-'-,eni)a(|at, igr&at ��: in torritorial aroa,:'-ripU-Un rcsources',:;and occupied meaning the libeiatmg ot the long^ sullering ;\rmenian race. ErzoriJin.i'/fi|| such a vital strategic oentrq thi,t\vaV'Itom:'^ -i-'Jal 'V", military servuio: act ,?4irolls-.alUotilier * '^mt^:V'-p'm � ���W ..... bacholoi-s of military ago-wliol\av^,n9t X ,^ � % V. ' mdlUoiis,", say'the commibsioneis. ] ^een exempted.- AlKmfli;ried \vUo,4tft^e, rTM. ^ V"*"- ' 'The advvtcq of prices m Can- ^teled under tho Derby.:* pjaiw^ .will -'I"Jll*Pe'^' 'a. V^Kr-epoit contmue-i. "has been ^ , called to arijis,^ � ,v,>.'.- .-l^.^f.-fj Jmulnied greatly by ' the enormous ^ --.,.',...:.' > i TEXAS OPERA HQU^EVCOLLApSr E3-TEN LIVES UOST.^'/^-r, \ Mexla, Texad, ye'l?,', ad;--;Teii.4-JBer sons were killed her^' ea'rty'.to'nrgli* ih the collapse ot the "o'peraj'' houdf building which . w?*s by' people ,ii(io:?titOptiro)ptic'.rogaiduig,^gaa-exploBlon an* fire*il\at:fdr fl.iilmo-' I the developmentj ot th?so gieat re-, tureatened-s;; thViil^uj lpo�i ntHin of sonrcM.'V.'V". ' ' thetowni:;J4 numftfii of p�ri!.jli^ ivgr? th� -mi^ti^si^ ert, Mccordlng 8061 4200 41 19 17 7775 ;