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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. uiTiinmiwiE, ALUKUTA: SATUUOAY, K MIRTHER PREPMMIONS FQRWAR.WITH GERMANY SUCCESS Nearly Five Billion Dollars Have Keen Turned foi Certificates Stupendous aplaih of Interned Steamer Admits iii'-Court He Was ''Ordered toi Disable Iloal THE DUKE OF VfORFpLK' cofe ,w.'. GRANT cd and lie Was lo Fill Ship !Out of 'Commission Dbstba, IT, Captain diaries A: i'olack, of Hie North Ger 1 man I.loyd Kronp'rtnzesscn Cecilc, tcsllfied today at Inc. federal courl'lif'afin'-.'on Hie. iiclllion lor the talc of lh.B.1 lie had been ii man connected In an of liciai capacity! wilh Hie German The'ranking member! pi, the: British died recjitillv. iHi Every Class of 'Citizen His Money to Government (o Pursue War London, Fcb. financial clcs imtch enthusiasm reigns over I success of the war loan. The Tiin financial idlldr says Hie change is talking thousand millions in new money fr the loan. Undoubtedly Ilic S. IS MORDENI Appointed' tieCanadian member ol lie Commission lor. thr organization of resources. He Is prom neatly connected .with the Canadian Sleamsh Ip'. Company, vlcc-prcsldeul ai the -rirj'tlsH Navy League; and ap- 'a'renlly regarded, in London as a rlsln'Epefsbn'altty of. Canada GERMANY'S CAMPAIGN OF FRiGHTFULNESS A FAILURE Xew Yorl; Fell. German men ill, aiilhoVily in sbippins civics declare, bns been a failure, from Ilic start, despite Ihe fact llial more Iban 101) vessels have sunk by tlie U-boats since February 1. They base their belief on statistics from Great. Britain and 1-nince, winch re- veal that only'one vessel in forty sleammH from neutral Dorts is sunk. This percentage, it is declared, is so.insiginti- c-int ;is to make hardly worth considering whether a slate of war exists and a "blockade" is declared. Washington Asked For Relief and Wilson May Take I Action at Once fused to 'divulge Ill's name of the man in cold was paid In small sunis NAVY NEEDS MEN London Fcb 17.-A force of men is foi British nnvy, according to the nnvnl estimate rof-fhc.'com- i fiscal year which provides for thai number.. rightful Condition Hie CUV wua ila 111511 "3 rr t wo'iiia no'oji'cSsTioiiia'-llic likely' lo be laten oil hearing I for treason; also nHtcrly couiphilricd..o.5. certain lo oe fronl the staa.mMiip Frederick VIII-al I ai- lieivring E l, Qcts b[ ami.ol. the r (nearly. According to_ this report the, rcprc5cnling "virtually ;riew names ot Captain Tauchcr _and V olf trie's '.'of order .the, speaker l cUizclls ot alils6W ,lold von Mjcil. who was md.eted Ior the reminded Iho of record for _a samcnee, when I' weut- homo .16 {Jururany. ivisli' you would' liot to nj -'Feb. a.fright ftil situaticn in ,Germany. because of lack of food.-.Stytral persons die every day of hunger-in Ham- burg. Only .the wealthy get enough food. Roullry sells for 520. A leller from Cologne says: "We (ack everything., When a week passes- without..' seeing a friend we do'not recognize: him, so thin has he A. travell- er from Germany says, tint many children from four lo seven years are dying for lack of proper food. Conference Wholesalers, tailers and Others For.BetterBiisiriess PrcSldcnl Marhocli 'and .D- A. Simp; Eon. chairman'of tlie reliiTswJticm.of JmlRB -Morton .decided 'thit il': would tie Board o! .Trade, re yester- Va.. at the time, but changed his plans and returned lo this'city.1' Continuing his'. Uallmniy. the cap-, tain" declared Ihat the embassy olli- cials said to "The.relations be- tween the.' two' countries are lieuvj Bovcr'ctl .anil the condition la very ser- Tiic-.wllncss tpstlfled Ihat lie Inquired whether .the machinery was to be 'disabled' Immediately, and that lie received ah affirmative answer. Captain Moller, lie snld, dhl nol par- ticipate in' this conversation.. Describing in "detail his actions, Caplaln Polack Vatd: "Some time ngo, about-the'linie'.when Ihc Sussex case was u'ri and when difficulties had aris- en between Qermany'aml Ihe United Stales' I- was; asked .to BO to New York It was an.invitation from the company's'otllce'.- -I was.told that I n scntlcmaa who wanted o spea o----.__ 0-N a) ___ ___ _._ fcaturo lvos scriptions WFIL Ihe bank 'm co that the liiiEO. rcspbnBC of tlie nublic A hostile jS -i- ic larcc number ot KCQSOn lOT in Dem. Hie bank in connection-with the loan outstripped all precautions taken to undue disturbance or .the money market and caused inconyen- Sub. Warfare New A rues- sage loday from the' I'iiiladel- '.y I'lhia, saying the American line's Liverpool v officn was received-here-late today by iencc simply" from llieir magiillufle: NEW YORK .Svashtnglo'n, Feb. TLoinas G- Fallen was nominated i Wilson today as post-' I niasier of New York City. Hon. MrSMitchell Deals 1 With Proykicial Debt Calgary of P. The Ijitc John Slocks E'limonlon, Feb. ordc'rJn- roiincil was IsBiicil today appotnllriE rrancls Jlollison Ulatk, of Calearr, lo Hie Public Ulllltles Coraroiaalon .10 pucccert tlio lale John Slocks.. F. Jl- lllack has treasurer ol I1. Burns n Limited, (or many years, and tlic'severance'of his connection wllh this firm to accent Ihc new appoint- ment. In public service comes al Ihc cm! ol'Blleen and a hall years of con- nection Iho company. Prior lo this "'Mr Black, hail considerable hanking cipcricnco In British lumbla x 1 lo ITie'-llerjil'd) Edmonton, Fob. Jcgisla- iive assembly this allcriiodn" Hon. ,C. II. Mitchell, provincial Irc.isurer, re- plied at lenglli to. the', criticisms o[ the leader ot Hie opposition, B.JIlch- cner, Red Deer. One 'ot lils.jnosl nf: (cctli'D points .was lliat-'llie annual Inlercst was some SSOO'.OOlVa year and nol as had been asseiled by Mr. Mlchcncr. .'.H.e ilembnslralW the leader ot Ihe pprosilipn In making his criticism hnd iriaJe no al- for the telephone' -system which raid ils own interest and. loans lo 'Hio tarmcrs' elevator .London, Feb. to a Rome despatch, 11 Is believed et the-Vatican the object of Hie subT.erine cainpalgn is lo hasten Ihe 'Aiiglo-Frcich :o.ffcn- uring war to a decision sooul If Ibis 13 adverse, Germany will .then make peace overtures. day aflernoon from WinnipCE-where Ihcy allenacdYthe of wholesalers, i bankers'- and olhcrs, called together, Joint Commillce of Commerce; and-Agri- culture lo discuss.Ihe'relallons ol the rclniler lo Ihe consumer-and the men troiu whom he secures his goods. .Ine conference, waa attended about London, Feh- Slales consuls, who aro-sllli-jn Germanj may be unable lo-leave tlio Empire for some according to an Am- u v-. about 150 all parlB.'ol. with tlie result-that a big. movement has liecn started. A general irieeliiiB ot Iho Board of Trade Is" being called fbf.'neil.'wtek lo Ii'ear .reports .from the' T.ethb'rldge dolcgalcs. con- tereace whfo decided upoi: This Precaution Already Heing Taken in Prepuratlon For Closer Combat with Subs Washington, Feb. 17.--What lias virtually become a blockade of American Allaiilic porls by Cicrmanv's rnlbless submarine I campaign was regarded by offi- 'cials loday as the collateral issues of the sil- l.uiiiion. Thai Presidcnl Wilson will go icforc congress to aiiiiouncu. :-'.-j steps lo relieve (lie situation w'iiS the gcnci-ally view, but rio'limc has been scl for his ac- li'dii.. Hnridrcus of 'lli'o iiiciil (ilUcials today livfjing lliiit soniclliing btdqnc to' rclicvc'llic'-.'; 'coTii'estion.'. llial Ibc bojding of: "of Uiiitbd otiier sbips in iiort is fiisl becoiiiing in'toler- able. .Tlic; frciglH..congestion, while bctievcd kr'be largely diic' to Hie weatiici- arid .olliei' v clilions, is 'looked upon as par! Ibe rcsull of inabililj" of ex- jbrtcrs lo: clear Sla.lcji ports of Means of: protecting .Uiiiicd Slates ship's.; against the sub-'. marines slill arc uiider consid- eralio.n. i Nets Piiiced .in N. Y.. Ha'rbpr New York, Feb. steel net designed to protect Ibe port of' New York. froni hostile siibi "tba npeg w ie 'nteellne Is the'. start' in 'ho "I'res) and over again, but he pcraii WIIH a view no doubt, of fitving> Iho public a wrong Impression o[ llial par- liciilar phase of the iirovlnce'a-.Iinan- clal posllton. Mr. Mlchcncr: did not make Ihat '-statement. 1 said that Ihc di- rect liability of 'the' was jM.OOO.OOO and that thai sum ;wlth Iho authorized guarantees approxl- mntcly {CO.OOO.OOO made a tolol .of Tived there from Germany. Tbjj informanl thai al the time he left Berlin', the government had not arranged a-special-tram which it hart promised for tho use of consuls and that ii was thought some .weeks would elapso before arrangements could- ue niade. y IMPOSING'FUNERAL OF RALPH SMITH. Vancdiiv'cr. Feb. IC.-llcadca by 150 citlicns oh foot ;aml followed by a cortege.of friends.'and mourners In vehicles .which (Klended over _lwo- ilhirds of i lute Hoii. piarines and oilier war in1' of war, was pui.iii jiliicc" at tlic eh li-ance'of the hai> bor today.." Gun Disabled compnny, ftnd Ihe Hallway company-' Central Canada cd and, saying'. Ihat Ho had been -ad- vocating agrtcuHural for yean, contended llial tlie.. govern- ment had "paid more' attention railway corjoraltons llip.n Ilic fnrm Mr. Mitchell Iho 'fadcr "Von >lr. Mitchell: nO loo much." .Mr. Mlcliencr said llial the total Mr. MllCllOII ino irauui u Ihe opposition were filoro rnoXleratc In his criticisms he the public would probably like mofe stork In his slalcnicnis and as aa lllnBtra- lion ot Ihc immodcratjsiway In" winch cipcricnco In uritisn lie dcali with public mVtljrs Iho. firo- lumbla and banking and commercial vlncial Ircasurer stated Ihal-he, had experience In London, En6land, which ixit only this on, Iral on oc- luiounl of railway securities author l7Cil to date amounted lo and the direct debt which wiis very close lo JDOiOOO.OOO. Mr. Mitchell ashed liow could Ihe] loader of Ihe opposition include authorized railway bonds', hut executed and from Ihc pro- vince was not liable to Ibe er.'.ent q[ one dollar. It was a fair conclusion that il was his Inlenllon to contuse the public mind, aad to that extent prejudice them against the railway quaranlcc, noliey. Hail he staled thai the direct llabllily.of ihc'. gclhcr1 with Ihe Indirect liability flue (0 executed railway guarantees was ho would have been more lo analyze lliis dlrcc The' Dominion Grain Commis- sion will hold itshonp deferred ttssfon in Lethbridge, to discuss willi Hi: farmers and. other au- tnor'ltits'lhe question of Inlcrnal elevator here, and other matters .pertaining lo the grain trade. commisjlon will open Its session in the Board of Trade rooms on Feb. 27lh, and Ihe Board of Trade txeculive is now buiy preparing evidence for ibllcnllons contalnine lirjuor Edvcrttsemcnts, wovild. he" tor-. IllJUOr red from the mails In tho states-pr6 bltins such adverts, by an amenit- ment'.'lo the poaLil bill adopted .lite today'by the senate. i must be accepted fore It can bccom ticrlln, Keb: 17, ff French lrbors-Tniadc 25S WEATHER Hjgh Low': (COXTIXUED ON' 1'ACE Frit. cclitr. r 50 5 attacks yesterday .03 Ihe Alsnc. west 'of v ami in Champaehe, Eoiilli of olticlil com- v mualcalion says these efforts fslled., _ d by ihe.'.house.'be le law. .'be- SERIOUS CHARGE rv. SasSalpon, Feb. Shaw, of v )u, reu. is Ihia aflernoifn belhE sl'_ en o preliminary hearing-before, A J.P-, Saskatoon, on charge of rape made Tie .ilctence ictiori Is pno'o spite because-Dr. Shaw In his capa cily us J. P. icnlenced her hiKbar to 30.days..'.-... St.'-John, Feb.' 17.- ot 'opposition-candidates ;in-- Queens County' al a'.convention yesterday af- ternoon, (tie for Hie.tatUC !of ballots In: the provincial election neit: Saturday'la complelc. This is nation day, and it linds'lwcnty scats golng-by acclamation lo, cither' side. 3o far inlercst has not been, very seen' bul Ihe contCEt is warming up as the last, wecli Is-.enlcfcdMipon. BIG MINNEAPOLIS FIRE LOSS S400.000 Minneapolis, causing a loss at nearly JJOO.OCO lodsy destroy: ed the.ahnci bl'the store', one'qi the largest fit-' ..-j pirtrucnt "stores In the north- west, and for a lima threatened, to sprcad'lo adjiccnl bulldingl. ;