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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 19H NUMBER 59j U. S. WATCHFULLY WAITING-TRAGEDY AT TABER-BIG GAINS BY BRITISH Tim SPARKS ARE KEEPING HIM PRETTY BUSY Finer Weather Expected To Brinf .About Act the U. S. b Fearing WASHINGTON HEARS OF PRISONERS' RELEASE *  *  * �;*''* * ? NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN * AUSTRALIA "Washington, Feb. 19.-The submarine situation seemed at a standstill today, with the government apparently closely watching developments and adhering to its plans for taking action to protect United States rights when the moment arrives. Slackening of the ruthless campaign in the last three or four days is regarded as reducing the chance of attack 'on an United States' vessel or loss of United States lives, but with the coming of warmer weather It 1h expected'to increase in intensity. There was no further indication today of the president's plans for going ,'befdre congress. Through the Spanish embassy the state department has been informed that United States sailors taken as prisoners to- Germany on the prize . steamer Yarrowdale "would be released shortly." The state department through the Swiss minister forwarded to Berlin Saturday the request for their Immediate release. A previous message inquired as to the reason for keeping the men prisoners and insisting upon their release. Because of uncertain communication between Washington and Berlin, the Btate department officials were unable to decide whether today's dispatch jfaePln answer to its last request or previous one. . ., Tfyfi state department officials are watching the. situation^with some impatience. .: Austria's real attitude per- London, Feb. 18. - neuter's Melbourne correspondent says the Australian'ministry, headed by Wm. W. Hughes, tendered its resignation, .and that the governor-general commissioned Mr. Hughes to.[ form another cabinet, which has now been sworn in. The new ministry is a coalition, and will be known as the commonwealth war government. Mr. HUghes will retain the post of premier and attorney-general. Joseph Hume Cook, leader of the opposition, has been given the portfolio of minister of ? * ? ? * (T. Brown, in an American daily.) BUILD A Tragedy of Burked Home and Charred Bodies Shocks Taber ZEPP ATTACKS UNPROFITABLE; ABANDONED Geneva, Feb. 19.-(8taff Correspondence of the Associated Press)-The Zeppelin campaign against London has been found to be unprofitable. Cessation of the German air attacks on the British metropolis after the latest appearances of the big dirigibles over the city last fall has been7 due not to fortuitous circumstances, but to deliberate determination of the German leaders to abandon these attacks, as has long been done in the case of Paris. Have Plans for 300,000 Bushel Capacity if No internal Elevator Provided U. S. CONSUL'S HAVE ALL LEFT GERMANY Berne, via Paris, Feb. 17. - The United States legation received notice today that the United States consuls who were left in Germany when Ambassador Gerard departed will arrive in Switzerland via Schaffhaiisen Tuesday afternoon.- It is expected Farmer's Home Burned to Ground-Bodies of Farmer, His Wife and Sister Found-Three Children Missing, Believed Dead-Coroner Humphries Investigates. Whether the Ellison Milling and! Elevator Co. will this1 year erect the ... L . ,,,,,. 300.000 bushel cement, elevator, for' P'e^SS^.h6^*^,'here'B % which-they hive plaM prepared, will that^p^Mador Penffeld will find depend larg&y Cn the possibilities of 6me}wayj^^uence the^Vienna gw-,gecuring M internal'storage elevator ernment noUtO-sanction J0/""1"* tne, here, to be built by'thfe (Special to the Herald) Taber, Feb. the gloom of a that a "large number of United States horrible tragedy...the destruction o� a residents in Germany will arrive with ; fak.mer-8 fiome by fire and the burning to dea^h of-himself aad five other inmates of his housfe, >ests over Taber today. The entire^tjown was deeply ' stipre'd Saturday' ifgnt :when the sen them. xt�^]a^Ba�B^!g^|a|en by Germany, ps^ama Censorship WlikmfuSJefe^S^The canal aotie ernment.' �y-^^W^'^f-*1, This was; thfe statement made to the Herald this- morning by Mr. p. P. ^mm^ ! S'trcS^u^tSiSiht of information concerning the move merits of traffic throughout the canal. Five U. 8. Ships Near Danger New York, Feb. 19.-The Associated Press announces: Five American ships from this port are now on the high seas exposed to the dangers of the "German submarine warfare, and several others are ready for immediate departure. . Three of these vessels, evening, after Corp. Smith, the mounted police officer in Taber, liaving been notified in the afternoon, had made a full Investigation. Coroner Humphries, of Lethbridge, later made an, investigation and'ordered An inquest to be held this week The gruesome discovery of the blackened ruins of the little farm sational discave^^as^ announce^ of; h ^nA the charred remains of the annual meeting of the'company today. Mr. Ellison is head of the concern, The company's tentative plans- for this year included the erection of a . 300,000 bushel elevator to be used as Case to Be Presented to uram Commissioners Who Meet Here Next Week During the next week the whole at- a clearing house for their. 15 line' ele vators throughout Southern Alberta. In addition they are considering the advisability of doubling the 'capacity of the milling plant, making its daily the Orleans and the Rochester, for output 1200 barrels.. But it will not I / uunng me next, ween. m� wuuin �i-Bordeaux, and the Oswego, for Genoa, be decided today what plans are t� tentiou of the Board of Trade will be are now approaching the blockade line be followed. The directors prefer t� turned toward the preparation of the wait until after the sitting ' of the case for the sitting of the Board of Board of Grain . Commissioners' here Grain Commissibners here a week on February 27th, when the internal from tomorrow, when the claims of elevator question will -be' discussed. Lethbridge for a government internal Manager Green of tlie Ellison Qo. ,is storage elevator will be put forward, very hopeful that the'government will "Last July a special committee of the the /.total destruction ; by lire of the farm home^ot FeMiDMe, a HRussiau-> milfliT^onth* of town, a�3'the gruesome-finding-of the charred remains of three grown people, believed to be Mr. and Sirs. Dase and and Mrs. Dase's sister, - Minnie Tan-i kratz. Three others, the two children i of Mr. Dase and-t^e child of Mrs. Tankratz, who were in the house the evening previous, and who are missing, are also believed to have suffered a horrible death in the flames 3ich destroyed their home. The reins of the children's bodies have not yet been discovered in the ruins. The details of the tragedy did not become known,in Taber till Saturday family were m&'de after the noon hour on Saturday'by a farmer whqjiappen-ed-to-be comin)gfl*.toWn-.^h'e,fiile'had evidently occurred.hi the. early-hours of Saturday: mbrnihg, as farmer's reported seeing the blaze-at that time, but thinking it was' neighbors burning straw stacks,' paid no attention The farmer who.finally made the discovery reported the matter to Corporal Smith, who immediately went to the scene of the disaster and after some difficulty discovered the charred bodies of three grown-up people. It is impossible to recognize the remains as they are so badly charred, (Continued on^Faqk 3j in the Bay of Biscay and the Mediter rarieari. The City.of Pueblo, a freighter of 2624 tons, owned by the Harry Steamship company, got away, yesterday for Havre. Her captain and 13 �nf �T^"erarrtoereceWeeBa war �%tow �*Z to~^�~to^i board was appointed to Prepare the ,g ^ 19._That all detach rSr^r0"0" ^ ! vl^rmTth^Pn^ ^ S^S�^S and STK A lnT^?;�r"-!Ti-� .W�f.i,k'��rtr' �� �egma be turned into another' channel:; , the city; R. T. Brymner, representing Te-force, who is o. ------ Mr. Ellison is greatly pleased..with'the banking interests, and Mayo? various Albertan divisions. The com- tfib growth of the company's business Hardie. The committee will meet;to- mi8S,oner ja.dded that on that date the in Southern Alberta during the past morrow afternoon at four o'clock in f^^L^'tX^^ ? f two years. He thinks Lethbridge is the Board of Trade building to dis- �/^wy .poUoe work in Alberta and one of the most logical milling' gen-;cuss the matter. .Saskatchewan as already announced tres in the .Canadian west, and. has no j A (general meeting of" the board will'-~- doubt whatever of its future ini this, be held oh Thursday evening t when from Ottawa, and stated that''with the exception of the coal- mining districts referred to, where many aliens are employed, /the "niounties" would be concentrated at certain principal points in two provinces. In Alberta the'R. N. W. M. P. will be held in force-at-Calgary, Edmon- ______ ton, Macleod and Lethbridge prepar- commandant of ed to be sent rapidly to any point on a visit to the where trouble may arise among aliens of enemy birth. -The commissioner did not say how many men would be concentrated at each of these four London, Feb. 19.-It was officially announced Sunday that the Brl- : tlsh captured German positions on a front of about one and a half miles, penetrating the German defences to a distance of a thous- , and yards, and coming within close range of Petit Miraumont, . . north of Grandecourt. Another lm- 1 portant German position was also carried along a front of one thousand yards. Important gains were made against the Turks in Meso- ; potamla, in addition to forcing the Turks on the Tigris. The British captured 1995 prisoners. (By Philip Glbbs). With the British Armies in the Field Sunday, Feb; 18, via London, Feb. 19. -Fighting which has been going on for two days northeast of Grandecourt not only brought in almost eight hundred mure prisoners, but gave us important new ground on both sides of the Ancre, up the high rising slopes' dominating the ruined villages of Miraumont and Petit Miraumont. All this is a continuation of the steady forward movements, which, by successive Bhort attacks, encircled Grandecourt so that the enemy had to withdraw from the low-lying ground of that rubbish heap to the scrap-heap .which rises pretty steeply east of it and just south of Petit Miraumont j - Obviously our next move was to thrust the enemy off that high grotiad north;of the winding Ancre. The -job kwas done a few nights, ago by Balesl-Jtiourt farm and. iU garrison of aixt>%. >Sqjrth tjf the- stream it wis a'hafilet tasaV'ae-the ground rises -mors aprhpt-' ly" and Is strongly defended by^ttie" men'.in Miraumont.- . The. German staff must have known' perfectly well that this would be our next point of attack.' They strengthened their garrisons in the neighborhood-all Prussian troops of^ the 39th,' 85th and 75th regiments-and sent up new supplies of ammunition to the guns. The loss of this high ground means the loss beyond doubt of these two Mlraurnionts. The enemy had or1, dered this ground to be held at all .costs. �''-�",' ' After two days of fighting and several counter-attacks oh our troops the Germans have lost all the high slopes, and hold only the last keep which guards the entry Into. Miraumont. It is a knoll or hillock, standing nice an old Roman encampment, sixty feet higher than the highest slope up which our men fought their way in the dark yesterday before dawn. Prussian soldiers still -efend this place, tmt the British outposts are dug in below them and our shell fire Is smashing the enemy's earthworks above. The - attack yesterday morning was on a front something like two miles, .reach- Was Responsible for Frustra. tion of Casement Expedition -!'ta*f.-aoro?1B1 lhe miserable little stream V _ f i which will be as famous in history as and Capture of Irishman,. direction the Internal elevator question' will be further discussed. At this meeting also Chairman Simpson of the retail section will make his report on the Winnipeg meeting of the Joint Committee of Commerce and Agriculture. President Marnoch will also report on the same meeting. At this meeting the Winnipeg Board of Trade resolution with respect t6~ a national government will be discussed. Amsterdam, via London, Feb. 19.- Count von Reventlow devoted a leading editorial In the Berlin Tages Zei-concemxaieu ai eacn oi uiese iuur 7,j,". ,, ,, ,,v,,i- nrl Tampa w points. It is presumed, that there ^K^J^^Jn&a^a^tium-be in the neighborhood of one hun- Gerard^formei1 ^^-^^M.. dred at Calgary for whom barracks I ^.^".^^h^datthm^ to and stabling accommodation will have �hta ^WpMltlon^Ub^g^to. to the entente by way of. the United Ottawa, Feb. lScr-ReCrulting during the firt fortnight'of Nthe present month is considered, to be V?rvflfttis-factory; Since, the wa.r commenced' a total of 395,722 men. have been enlisted for overseas service, and it is, safe to place the rejections/ at' 200,deo, despite the fact that "the Dominion is' still recruiting on a basis of last' fortnight's figures, at, the rate of about eight battallbns  a'.', month,, For the fortnight, 4,53^-men were recruited, as compared with 4,130 for the preceding fortnight. Toronto 'military district has again forged 'to the front with an enlistment' during the' twp weeks of 1,310 men.' Enrolment by dis- tricts was as follows? Tbronto ^.Sl0; "^t^i^r^'^'^^m Ottawa and Kingston 838; MarHime o�h "rainiiiK axnedltlonarv forces provinces 690; Montreal 478; London "telnashSrltl^^ British Columbia 242.; Manitoba uablo assistance .to him. His present plans are known tp cover the possible raising of a corps, or even of an army of 30,000 men. BIG TORONTO FIRE Toronto, Ont., Feb this morning did J50 the {building and contents Metropole, 'with headquarters' Montreal. 238; Alberta 187; Saskatchewan 184; Quebec 104. ; -v i'.'^f.'..* --;-�: v., :i i '. LIEUT. A6QUITH WOUNDED London, Feb; 19.-It is officially an nounced that Lieut. Commander Ar-, A.%___V* A ~___111. i-LI^J ' ^t. t MUCH NEW ^ London, Feb. 19.-New money sub- German Blockade Has Had Little Effect on Shipments Thus Far to be provided on March 1. Commissioner Perry admitted that he was buying a number of horses for service. He is looking for 'the usual cavalry type of animal, not less than fifteen hand and he preferred  15-2 and weighing about 1100 pounds. He added, that the force would need to be as well mounted as ever because the whole international boundary line would be constantly, patrolled. London, Feb.^lS- In the week end ,ihg Feb. 10-the first complete week informed t. W the intensified German blockade- I announcement; that, besides, the pat Supt. Pennefather of "K" division stated to the Herald some'> time ago that patrols Would likely be called in -- ,.,,.,,.__,,, ,.nff wf>-fi fne ones on March 1st. He stated today, when j ^ T?u�Tn?L8TLZT t?i!h2?" Commissioner. Perry's States. "Many indications," he writes, "have continually pointed, to the cry that the uncontrolled cable service and letter service to the United States permitted to the United States embassy had also been permitted in communication with London arid Paris.- This was best illustrated,.in the events which led to the capture and execution of Sir Roger Casement. Thus London learned in good, time .of the enterprise which led Casement to the Irish coast and his capture followed. United States ambassador Gerard according to the board of trade journal,- the amount of wheat imported into the United Kingdom was 2,766,200 cwtj - Figures for-corresponding weeks scribed to the new British war loan' in the three preceding years were, is at least �700,000,000 exclusive of 1916J 1,111,800 cwt; 1915, 1,828,700 contributions from the banks, Andrew, cwt.;" 1914, 1,474,400 cwt. Totals'of Bonar Law, chancellor of the ;ex-i corn, grain, meat and flour imported chequer, stated In the House of Commons today. Bonar Law said the number of applications received for , the war,loan on the last day was bo large that 200,000 or 300,000 were not dealt with,, and the result would not be known until next week. in the same weeks are: 1917, 4,265.810 cwt; 1916, 2,456,440 cwt.; 1915, 4,050,-044 cwt; 1914, 2,972,910 cwt. HOLLAND ON RATION8 Amsterdam, via London, Feb. 47.- Additional food rationing will- begin In Holland on Monday, the HandelB-Wad announces today. Every ticket MARKETS 8pot !� wheat................� 172% Local track wheat .......... 156% May wheat ................. 175% Local- track oats............ 477s May. oats .......... ..... 59% May flax'.................... 25BJ4 ! who delivered the honorable Irishman to the hangman.. The attack .oh., the closes with expression - of hearty thankfulness 'that Mr. Gerard left would also be kept ojut on the job the border patrols. In this, particular the Lethbridge and Macleod posts will be the most important in the province, and it is likely more men will be concentrated at these points than at Calgary or Edmonton. IlEffill A QUEBEC FIRE Quebec, Feb. 19.-The falling walls of the buildings wrecked by the flames crushed three firemen to death and badly injured Ave others today. The Are was Quebec's seventh- serious one within a Imonth'and a searching inquiry Ib iunder way..... Six business houses were destroyed,' Berlin. CHIEF BENDER HELD F Philadelphia, Feb. 19-Charlesi A'. (Chief) Bender, Indian baseball pitch-, er. who accidentally ktlloflja man with his automobile here Sunday night, was today held without bail by a police magistrate to await taction by the coroner. Later Bender "secured a, writ of habeas corpus and he1 was released on bail. the muddy ditch called the Yser canal. , The bodies of our men made a living � line west and south of Miraumont, and on the extreme right of Pys.�., No mortal man could see anything of the attack or of Its progress even for hours after the time of dawn. The men advanced In pitch darkness and fought afterward In heavy mist, rising like smoke from the- thawing earth. The forward observing officers -stared and stared through powerful glasses, but could see nothing, not even the black moving image to tell them whereabouts our men -were walking. Aeroplanes flew over the battlefields very^low, and searched''in the fog, but their observers were like ',(.. blind men. Here and there, rockets ; ;,opui}-. ter-attaclfs fresh troops were PUt,toM| agaiast our men. or at least- tropjpij^g, whp were not quitevso,hunaTy..,;!iMtS(.; ""w the bombijw^and machine gun fitt -Atf they have liold on to strong polptK-^fflj yielding only when' Wiled,ot cap. W (tu^d. " 4 " ^ "<  � + 28 0 43 825717 00 ;