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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta I ' * ? i- I' ' ' - ill 4 VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1917 W1 NUMBER 1 TERRI IN SOUTH FOR P20V. POLICE "D" Dividon Headquarters Here To Control All Area North To Cayley and Ensign INSPECTOR PIPER HERE TO START ORGANIZING U. S. GENERAL DEAD FOUL PLAY 1 IS EVIDENT IN Inspector J. S. Piper of the provincial police force, arrived in the city this morning .to organize "D" division of which the headquartero are at Leth-bridge. He hag to get the division organized to be ready to take over the duties which will be given up by the 'Mounted Police on Feb. 28th. Inspector Piper, who will be head of "D" division, will have 26 men under him at the beginning. There will be 16 outposts or stations as they will be named, and these will be scattered over .an area 102 miles north and south, and from the east to the west of the province, a distance bf 216 miles. In all they will have about ' 2l!,000 square miles of territory , in which to keep law and order, so they are undertaking no sinecure. Of the 16 stations, Medicine Hat and Blairmore will be the next in importance to Lethbridge and will be first-class stations. Three men will be stationed at Medicine Hat and two at Blairmore. At the other outposts there \yill be.one man each. At headquarters here there will be eight men including the inspector. There will tie a sergeant, stenographer, three first class constables and two plain clothes men. Inspector Piper is busy today trying to locate a building for headquarters. He wants one capable of accommodating an office for the inspector, one for the stenographer, and three other rooms for the members of the staff,/ Besides, accommodation will be\needed for five cells. Tlie.ppUce:here will) have;a;car for patrol.duty, while some of the mehi/at the outlying-tiolnts already have cars. No horses will-be kept, although the best-ra�thOd o�$atroi of oullylng/dls-trictfl has ;not;yet been decided. Inspectori.Plper. State's that- a: 'fine ?^�s^pf^en;iiB being recruited for the 'force. ~'Most-. of them so far are ex-members of the R.N.W.M.P. who are conversant with their duties. The force, In the type of men and discipline will closely resemble the Mounted Police. ' .. The territory to he administered from Lethbridge win include the .Crow's Nest to Dunmore, the main line of the C. P. R. from Walsh to Tilley, near Brooks, the Cardston, Coutts and Foremost branches, the -Macleod branch as far north as Cayley and the Alderside branch to Ensign. Noted American military leader, who gained fame in the recent Mexican campaign. He died suddenly last night. Two Men Now Under Arrest In New York On Serious . .  Charges > . Was No Big Sum of Money In House-No Inquest Will Be Held NO DOUBT THAT ALL SIX INMATES BURNED (Special to the Herald) Taber, Feb. 20th.-A pitiful little MEETING HOUSE AT CARDSTON BURNS New York, Feb. 20.-Charged with feloniously getting on foot a military enterprise against Great Britain and Ireland for the benefit of Germany, two men, described, as; Albert A. Sander and Charles W. Wunnenberg, are under arrest here land awaiting arraignment before the United States commissioner. According to complaint, Sander, and Wunnenberg hired and sent' men. to Great Britain to get plans of military importance, which were- -transmitted to this country In packages and letters written in invisible InVi. ^ From here,- it, is alleged;' the Information was disseminated. to agents of the central powers?, principally 'Germany. Sander is 'president' of the central powers' w,ar films exchange in this city. ;)Kunne|�b|^g�^^ assistant, the 'Marges, prepared^by John C. Knox, assistant ^^rosecutdr.,. in Charge  of the criminal branch of the director of justice, covers a period extending back to' May, 1916. .Counsel for the accused men denied all charges. Soon after the.arrest in England of George Vaux Bacon, who claimed to  represent United States, news papers, secret service agents here began to work on the case. By means of a photograph of Bacon, they say they were aEresto connect him with the operations of Sander and Wurmen berg. ' _�' ' .' RUSSIAN MERCANTILE FLEET N. B. ELECTION IS VERY HOT AFFAIR Charge of Graft Made Against Opposition Candidate, Who Denies It May Raise the Military Age heap of charred bones, scarcely I , The above is a view of the fire which destroyed the L. D. S. assembly enough to fill an ordinary sized buck- na" at Cardston on February 3rd, while the quarterly stake conference was et is the only sad-reminder of the Iin Progress. A portion of the building was of pioneer times, that contain-te'rrible tragedy that overtook the lnE the stage and the relief society hall, while' the main auditorium and the Fred Dase home in the early hours of ' vestibule was of later construction. The building was valued at $10,000, Saturday morning, when the rest- with only- $2500 insurance. dence burned to the ground, and the--- six inmates perished in the flames, j There is 'little doubt that the entire1 ^ix people perished. After working! among the ruins of the little home all day Sunday and Monday morning,' after the last vestige of fire had died out, Corp. Smith was able to produce the remains of the three adults,' together with a few small bones, mute evidence ihat the three little ones also met their death. The bones of Mrs. Tankratz were found in such a position as to lead to the belief that she was clasping her little child in her arms when' she' was overcome by the flames, ifhe police are now quite confident that the entire family perhjhed, suffering a death too horrible to describe. There will be no inquest. There was no evidence that the disaster was anything else than a terrible accident. Dr. Hamman made a minute examination of the bones yesterday, and he, too,- is convinced there is no necessity for any inquest. Corp. Smith was aiu.3d by Chief Faulds in his investigation. Fred Dase, it developed today, bad a fairly large sized account at the Bank of Commerce, and had only on Friday sold a car of his wheat, for which he had not received the. returns, so that there could not have been any considerable amount of money in the house at the time of the fire. , ... _- . .- u S. PUTS IT STRAIGHT UP TO AUSTRIA London, Feb. 20.-Frederick C. Penfield, United States ambassador at Vienna, is said by Reuter's Amsterdam correspondent to have delivered to the Austro-Hun? garian foreign minister a request for a clear and final definition of Austria-Hungary's attitude re-garding submarine warfare. WITH REGULARITY Several Liners Pass Through. Danger Zone and Reach European Ports London, Feb; 20.-The Times understands:that it has been decided to revlit the exemption certificate* ofjjall men under 31 years of age and says there are also reasons 'to believe that the matter will not be allowed to rest at that - stage. The revision of men of 30 is hot expected to sup- ply the number necessary for the first of the military requirements at the moment, namely men physically fit for the fighting line. Unless these are forthcoming from the large number of young, unskilled men still in industries or other civil employments, it may be necessary'to raise the military age"from 41 to 50. FUNSTON, U. S. LEADER, IS DEAD Soldier Who Gained Fame In Mexican Campaign Meets Sudden End MINER KILLED AT ENHILL Ml Washington,.,c am 'eb. 20. - President Crushed By Cars-Was Veteran Of The Present War- Leaves Family (Special to the Herald) Blairmore.'Feb. 19.--A sad accident London, Feb. 19.-A despatch to Reuter's Telegram company; from Pe-trograd says the Russian'' minister of commerce has introduced in the duma a bill under the terms, of which the government will devote 100,000 roubles toward the creation of a Russian mercantile fleet. The money is to be employed in advances to shipbuilders to encourage the construction of .hew shipyards and to provide'. equipment for them. ; , '. ."� ', Theatre-Goers Provided $38,600; In 1916?-Auto Owners Paid $120,000 FRENCH TAKE V SOME PRISONERS ' ^Special to the Herald) Edmonton, Feb. '19.-According to �Returns issued bzy the provincial secretary's department, the provincial revenue through'regular and special taxes and feeB of the provincial secretary's department was $663,889.20. Corporations, railways,- automobiles, theatres, auctioneers, pedlars, marri- . age, licenses,;chauffeurs, moving picture operators^- moving picture coiri-paniesj theatregoers, jail each supply a \ share. The corporation tax brought the province $180,832.86, auctioneers paid $5,626, pedlars $1,850, weddings $8,322, automobiles paid $120,080.20; transfers of licenses $1,604.50; motorcycles, $2,390.60; chauffeurs $2,-666.50, dealers $3;450. plate manufacturers $353, theatres $7,987.55, for provinclal'.Jicenses moving picture operators $l;lfl8s81, '/censor $6,666.50, theatregoers; #38,860.66. Registration and incorporation- fees totalled over $24,000, or whiqltftnore than $16,000 was from incorporation of companies. The Lethbridge Jail sold $25,-560:13 worth of material. Fort 'Saskatchewan $2,878.10, Ponoka (total revenue) $16,764.99. St. John, N.~ B., Feb. 20.-As the date ofvthe New Brunswick elections draws nearer, the! fight grows hotter. For a time it appeared as if no new ammunition was to be used In the campaign. Opposition forces were depending on the findings of the recent royal commissions in their attacks on the government's record, while, the government was going back to days prior ib 19,J0 to show why the opposition should not be given another chance. , 1 George B. Jqnes, member for Kings, lias charged that E. S. Carter, opposition organizer who is running oh the opposition ticket in Kings, has been guilty of, graft ~' " " ' " * -Wilson and oth^Fhigh officials as well 'X*;Wfo..ffleesatiiilffiil&j^ip&B�a-, opP&Ted at thej3reejpkilUmine. of "Hie deep regret today over the /sudden West Canadian Collieries, Ltd., on death of Major General Frederick Monday morning Which resulted in-the Funston, at San Antonio last night, death of William Archer. Archer j\vas Many of them sent, messages'of con- working on the outside incline dolence to Mrs. Frederick Funston,; No. 1 mine, cleaning' the safety switch now in San Francisco. [on the bottom of the, track near the ' The death of General Funston re- tipple. Owing to the, cold weather moves one of the most picturesque he had pulled a cap over his ears'and characters, from the United States did not hear an approaching trip of army, whose record included the cap- empty cars coming up the track. The ture-of Aguinaldo, the Filippino rebel cars caught him and threw him under chief, the commander of the forces the wheels, his back being broken in .which seized Vera Cruz, and the di- two places. In spite of these injur-rection of the Mexican border move-, ies, he lived twenty minutes and re-nients. j tained consciousness until the end. Major-General Pershing, who com-! * Archer had been a miner all his life manded the column just withdrawn and was a veteran of two wars and it from Mexico; succeeds General Funs- seems a/particular irony of fate ton temporarily as commander of the " *"~ *~ southern department. : cre BERNSTORFF'S BOAT IS CLOSELY EXAMINED This Demand Will Be Pressed Ijpon the Grain Commissioners Here New York, Feb. 20.-The Associated' Press today announces: British.and, French passenger steamers, each with a gun on her afterdeck, as an ever-present reminder of the submarine-peril, are making scheduled sailings* from this port and arriving from Europe. The Orduna,; which left Liverpool with passengers and cargo'after the German blockade was declared,) came in today. The French liner Chicago .sailed yesterday for Bordeaux, with ninety United States citizens in' her cabins. Altogether eight vessels departed yesterday for European ..ports. The Dochra, the first United States vessel from New York to brave the sub-r marine zone, has reported to her owners here her safe arrival at Gibraltar. She is bound for Genoa. French Liner Sails -New York, Feb. 20- The Associated-Press announces: The French Line steamship La Touraine left Bordeaux ' at 1 a.m. today, according to a cablegram received by the line's agents; here. Her destination is New York. Examine 'dernstorffs Boat Halifax, N.vS.i Feb. 20.-Immigration; officials examining passengers W the steamer Frederick VIII., the^ ship i carrying to Copenhagen Count Von That an effort will be made to have Lethbridge established as a grain inspection point when the "Board,of Grain Commissioners meets here next Tuesday was the announcement made this morning by President Marnoch of . Bernstorff and the German embassy the Board of Trade '"" " * ' and consul officials in the United States, started work on the steerage, passengers this morning. Their at? tention will be. paid chiefly to passengers who might have been -secret It is not generally known,-but it is a fact that at the annual convention of the United Farmers of Alberta, a resolution was passed'/ asking -that .,,., -,.....- ----- nm Lethbridge be made ari^inspeciiotij^gents of the German government and, J point The Board of Tirade lias been fno WW- be trying to steal back' to working on this matter for .:*dme time, 'the Fatherland. No safe conduct and is anxious to secure the'.evidence passes..-have /been issued;for this class of farmers who also desire: the (sairie I of German officials -and it is inspected cated ,; The special committee of the board met this afternoon and prepared its statement of the case for an internal elevator for Lethbridge. The case is a strong one and will be presented with the support of the full board and farmers' organizations throughout Southern Alberta. The Grain ConrfnJssion will sit on Tuesday morning in the Board of Trade building at 10 o'clock. 'PEG OLD-TIMER to think that he had to return from the battlefield to find his death in such a manner. He, leaves a wife and 3 children. Coroner Pinkney was called in and an inquest was held in the afternoon, the verdict being given as accidental death. Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 20.-Following an- accident last Wednesday, Ed-. , ward M. Robinson, of the firm of This charge is that  Hobingon ana Black, died this morn Paris, Feb. 20-Active artillery engagements occurred last night between the Oise and the Aisne and in the region north oi Flirey. A surprise attack by the French resulted In the taking of prisoners. in 1910 Mr. Carter accepted a rake-|[ng While walking outside his . I off^pj, $4 per thousand on lumber sup-1 h0U5e Mr Robinson last Wednesday ? j plied for wharf construction and the i evening was taken with a sudden sei ' charge is backed by an affidavit from . - ON TORONTO POLICE Former Employee of C. P-. R. JHere Met Death Last September Information has reached the city that Pte. Harold Robins, who enliBted with the 31st Battalion, and who was for a time employed in the, 0., P.: R. telegraphs here, died of wounds in September last. It was/at first re [ tiuatb^ xa "ti -------- - - - . �a  ian employee of the contractor. Mr,  * # * "fr  BIG DETROIT FIRE Detroit) -Mien., Feb. 20,-A spectacular" ffre swept the General Grocery company's five-storey building on Larned street this morning. Foremen were hampered by ice and hundreds of boxes of vblazlng > (Special to me; Herald) , Fernie, Feb. 19.-The'��' fourteenth annual convention of district eighteen United' Mine Workers of. America, met this^fternoon' In a - newly prepared hall in the Grand Opera House here, with representation' from every local in the district. The session was presided -over by President Phillips, of Gladstone' local, who made a very effective speech iu which he welcomed the delegates from outside districts to Fernie, .the oldest local as well as the most numerous as to membership in the - district. He announced a program of-?h-tertainnients which had ' been arranged, and felt sure that the best interests of the organisation .would be conserved by the wise action of the notwithstanding the ' - !mentous matters with'whlch the.con | At one time he' made use of the oft-repeated saying^ that the long suit of the working man, was his short mem Kenf, England, and educated at Bath, Ile'canie to Winnipeg in 1887. SERfiT. FISHER IN CHARGE AT HAT Edmintoh, Feb. 19.-Donald Fisher, ex-sergeant R.N.W.M.P.; has been appointed : sergeant in the. Alberta  provincial police force. He will be attached, to D, tlie Lethbridge Division and will be in charge of Medicine Hat. Thirty men have now J>een accepted and the recruits are described by Dr, ed himself as a lawyer. Cooke was very well dressed, and succeeded in carrying the impersonation so well that, after chatting with the prisoner for a moment, he had merely to walk through the cell door, the keeper stepping back respectfully to allow him to go. tlie old land, came here from Edmon^ ton two or three years ago. He'was well known here and a prominent member of St. Cyprian's,- . \ RE New York,'Feb. 20-The New York ____ _ ,,, ,.,___________ ___Times correspondent in London cables ory, and he believed the saying to be j Braltliwaite, the medical officer, as a that the announcement that the new true. He hoped that all personal ani mosities, rivalries and petty disputes would be forgotten -when the delegates faced the greater and much Ignore important matters that would be brought before them for their action during this convention. He wished on benalf of the people of Fernie, the city council and himself as mayor to extend to them the fullest freedom of the city, in the truest meaning-lot splendid bunch of men. L IRISH HOME RULE GOVT RY. POLICY Makes Irresponsible Statements) Which He Cannot Prove / ! -Mr. Puffer Talks J (Special to^thn Herald). ; Edmonton; Alta., Feb. 19.-Seaklng-In the legislative assembly this after-' ; , noon in the debate on the address ,W.' Tlie' F- Puffer,1 Lacombe,1 declared that the;  He then introduced; Mayor Uphill ., -------  alluding to him as-ajrfellow worker ]that term; not for one moment .did  and member of Gladstone local, who i ne deem it necessary to caution thjem' ulo,D Ww...... -------- * had been honored by the'city'of Fer-!againSt an overindulgence of that matches. The loss is estimated *'nie as its chief executive more tnan | privliege as they were law abiding at 1850.000. * oncei Mayor Uphill, appeared In. one cltoenB ot what ever locality they * �* of his best roles as a moderator of, V MARKETS Spot wheat ........T........ 175^ Local track wheat ........... 159% M*y wheat................. 178�/4 Local track oata .. -,..... 49 !>May oata......--------~4..... W/z � May flan.................... 259/2 '' *   * *llconflicting interests and made a wtf-l (COSXINUED� OK JrAGE 4) WEATHER High ...... ' .   1 - 1 Low.>.................... r� Forecast: Decidedly �6ld with snow fallal money subscribed to the war loan certainly exceeds-' .�700.000,000, was greeted with hearty cheers in the house of commons, and was received' with no less satisfaction in the city where the result of the loan more~t than fulfilled - expectations, and justified the claim that .it constitutes a record in the financial history of the world." U. 8. NAVAL COMMANDERS Washington, D. .B:f Feb. 19.-The president today nominated Captain HaTry H. Knapp and William L. Rogers'to be rear-admirals and a number of naval commanders to be captains, the war, London, Feb. 20. (C.A.'P.). ______ forthcoming war fonference here of -bill the government proposed intro-the British war council and the 'prom- ducing for the purpose of giving 'as-iers or representatives of the oyer- i-ststance to the men who held unjiat-' seas governments will not-discuss the ented land offered more encourage-subject of Irish home rule. This was ment ffir the future of the agricultural made clear in the house, of commons &1 industry of the province than *)iy~ last night by Andrew Bonar Law' An- thing that up to the moment has been* swerlng Arthur Lynch, Bonar; ' Law! Drought forward. 'Mr. Puffer dwelt? rejected that member's sugifestibh i 00 tfle help it would be to the increase' that the imperial conference 'should oi live-stock production the vaiue*o�* diBcuss home rule for Ireland.1 ^The which was increasing! every year: Deal-1 chancellor of exchequervptated that 'Rg with the charges made by thb sion in any question concerning - the administration of the United Kingdom could obviously only^be taken -by imperial parliament. Tb,S' dominions' representatives, Bonar Law was stire, would not wish JUS discuss anything which would add*to the �lfflol he was in collusion'with J. D. Mi thur to rob the province and. divj[a� the spoil. _ .�>! r Dr. T H. Blow, Calgary ^puth;-had preceded Mr. Puffeiyi.again, the. house *ome ^Uway history: TCONTiNUBD ONiPJkOR V) AAl . 5167 846?9925 94 7 05 6237 106 ;