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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA,THLffipAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1917 NUMBER 62 RITISH VICTORIES IN NEAR EA&M HUNS BEGIN TO DEFEAT luns Miscalculated With This Carnpaign As They Did At Verdun {RITISH FARMERS ARE" APPEALED TO German Paper Is Very Pessimistic Over Results of Submarine Warfare NCREASE BE DEMANDED Miners Said To Be Preparing I This Demand When Agreement Expires TO CONSIDER MATTER i AT THE CONVENTION COL. S.C. MEWBURN, A;A.Q.,,1�t Dlv. Who is said to fee alated for the important post of director df Canadian Militia mobilization. , ,, - (By Arthur S. Draper). London, Feb. 21,'via New York, Feb. 22.-A'year- ago today Germany began the Verdun offensive; three weeks ago Mho - announced the beginning of her offensive at sea, primarily intended to cricple England, just as Verdun was expected to.prove the death-blow of Prance. Though: Verdun sorely tested France, she. stood firm; though the submarine.campaign may hammer England,'it will not break her. In the words of Helefferich "the""war will be dequled in-the fields of Britain." Rowland E Prolhero, president of the board of agriculture, gave Britain's reply yesterday, when he told the farmers: ' 'Yoit will have alot^f men, probably most-of them.untrained, and you have got to.make, the best of them, as Kitchener made-the bes'& of the unpromising material he transformed into one'q� the finest armies the world has even ;seen." "Thus the campaign of 1917 must be considered in Its first stages, for economic warfare must play ah almost, equal part with fighting'on the, battlefield.. ,^he^iH^iijfc"crWb of the Manchesr, tor Guardian emphasizes the.ijoint that the submarine Ccamsaignf is the first step In.'Ctta Vattempt of Germany to turn'^ttji^i^iisrtfcjptsthe tallies, anil: con'sneii^la^Di^^Serman thrust at Ypi^s^ rio^h aloioit certalnz-j-egard-ln^.th^'ChampaEne attack as/merely a dlverslo'n, made with the hope of breaking up , simultaneously ' Ahglo-Francb offensives.- ' Germany' is 'able, to act with the greatest secrecy because practically all communication has been cut off since ber � submarine threat and the subsequent severance of relations with Un-lited States. '."'�'' -: Mastering Sub. Menace London, Feb. 22.-Potato difficulties'continue./The. Irish crop, it is stated,' is pne^third less than last] year. Import of silks and wines may i be '/stopped to make room for neces-i sarles.; In well-informed circles there appears -to.Jbe.real increasing confidence that the submarine menace is being gradually mastered. ( it* Germans Pessimistic" London, Feb. 22.-The German press _j-warning-people again not to expect too much, from the submarine campaign. TheFrankfurter Zeltung says, it is 'an . error to suppose that the submarine campaign will end tjie . war very rapidly, emphasizing the great, difficulties which the'( submarines-must overcome. The �whole article'takes a rather pessimistic view of the submarine efforts. Huns Release U. S. Citizens Lethbridge Delegates At Convention Believed To Be Urging This Action Amsterdam, Feb. 22,. via Lon- 1 di.k.'-A tiEpatoh received here from Berlin says that the- United States sailors who were taken to . Germany on the steamer Yarrow- j dale, have been, released. The United States citizens "were released, the dispatch says, after the German government had1 been informed, officially that German ships in the United States had not been confiscated and that their crews had not been Interned. . of Registration Compulsory Now? 22.-^The signing of Canada, according to the national service cards the Gazette's correspondent Montreal," Feb. now compulsory in Ottawa. � "As announced some time ago as likely to be done, action has been taken under the.war measures act, to render the registration compulsory instead of purely^ voluntary as hitherto." The correspondent telegraphs, "the time limit fbr the signing of the cards has been extended to March 31, however." The work of sorting the cards received into their different, classes is well advanced, the correspondent says, but as the calls on Canada's registered man power, are made by one industry or another, fresh assortments have to be made. 'Has Not Yet Confirmed It. Ottawa, Feb. 2J5.-R. B. Bennett, chairman of the national service commission when seen today did not confirm the report appearing in the Morning Citizen to the effect that the signing of national service cards would be" made compulsory. fining Lord Curzon Lifts The Veil Which Has For Long Obscured The Doings Of The British Troops In The Near East-Tells A Wonderful Story. BERNSTORFF BOAT One Man Has Many Su^ts pyjamas, As Meqds ,of $dn-lon veying Cotton GREAT STRENGTH [ Germany Beginning To Reluctantly-Admit England Is Stronger Than Ever . Geneva, via Paris, Feb. 22,-The | great success of the British war loan astonished Europe, says the Lausanne .Gazette: "The prodigious loan," says the paper,. "Shows, to employ a sporting'phrase! the English in splendid- form. The German press has lately been publishing articles showing-that England was in a financial gulf; and prepared to quit the fight, whereas the success of the loan proves that the English people are as strong financially as militarily, there 4b the truth Which the nation that began the war is now realizing." '  \ "� The'Geneva Tribune says: "Since the world existed such a huge scheme has not been offered. any government lir one operation. It can really be said that the, resources of the British government are unlimited. The - loan 1b ;' proof that the English have "-'every confidence in their government' being able to dominate the submarine danger." AIRPLANE RISE8 7000 FEET . London, Feb, 21-The Aeroplane says � newly designed giant airplane in a test Has risen -to  an alti rude of 7000 feet, carrying a pilot and 20 pa'ssen- Halifax, Feb. 32.--ilxfiminatlonV of the baggage*of the German party, on board the Scandinavian-America^ line steamship Frederick VIII, has revealed that each and every member of it had plentifully stocked himself or herself witli goods which are scarce in- the Fatherland to which 5 tip* cent iiT"-n;i�se will not he based on-what the miners arc' receiving at present. It will be ha=eri on the old agreement signed in March 1915 for a two year period, 3Inee that date the men have received two increases-one of 7% per cent, last August, and the recent war bonus of $1.75 Tier wee'e. which works out to about 9% per cent, increase, making a total increase granted up to the present of 17 per cent. By asking for 25 per cent, overthe old contract rates the men are asking only eleht per cent, more than they are gettine at present, and they believe conditions warrant the raise.- At any rate the delegates from the lignite field are going to press for it, and as they were responsible for the agitation which 'resulted in Hf�p�Wr�t[ the $1,75 per week war bonus, they; ar�s likely, to be listened tor;in .tlie.cou-�yention. -/ " The convention will appoint a scate committee tQ act with the distript oflV cials in making the hew agreement with the operators. : This is one:-\of the most important matters before the convention now, in session in Fernie., New York, Feb. 22.-Influential Germans in this caantry, who do not assume the hyphen;' are finally coming to admit that.'fJfermaiiy is" beaten. ( When decidedly' pro-German Germans make this' admission,, it indicates aj situation that foreshadows the com-1 paratively early ending of the war. i Germany figured 'that she must sink : a million tons of allied merchant shipping a month in order to make her submarine warfare'!'a success. Since Feb. 1st until the ,21st she had sunk only 267,872 tons or at the rate of less than 400,000 tons a month. The daily average sinkings are approximately 13,000 tons, and should be 33,000 tons to meet the German estimates. , This was admitted by the Germans to be Germany's last effort to turn the tide of war, which has been setting against her. So far the submarine campaign has been a failure and shows but a slight increase of sinkings over the sinkings of November, December and January. BRITISH HAVE WON VICTORIES IN FACE OP GREATEST DIFFICULTY Have Penetrated To Teheran, Have Cleared Out All Parties Of Germans, and Have Blocked Efforts of Turks-Success Also In Mesopotamia. CITY MAGISTRATE TO HANDLE CASES Magistrate T>. H. Elton will have an addition to his duties on and after March 1st, when the provincial police take over the duties of the' Mounted Police in1 Alberta. It is stated that Magistrate Elton will hear all cases brought up by the provincial police here, and any which may be brought in for hearing from outside points, though most of the latter cases jwill be heard before local justices of* the peace. So far Inspector Piper has not .secured accommodation for headquarters here. Unless a very suitable place can toe obtained, the police are likely to take temporary quarters-.for the present, in the hope of securing something better later on. The new force will be uniformed, but the style or color of uniform has not been made known as yet. Big L)raft of 78th Battery Leave the City for the East Lethbridge said good-bye to another quota of soldiers yesterday afternoon, when the 1.40 train to Medicine Hat carried eighty men from the .-78th Depot Battery to an unknown destination. The draft was in, charge of Lieuts.-Martin and Skelton, who'have been in the battery here almost-from the commencement of- recruiting last August. . � ��' .-'� '�' over the prospect of seeing- early action. -V , . It is distinctly understood that yesterday's draft will go tp fill up gaps in artillery units from ^Canada which have already seen fighting -at:*.the front. They will jpot'^iretain /their identity as other batteries ^from Lethbridge have, done. , ( With yesterday's draft, Lethbridge has sent out a total of 600 artillerymen on active service. This makes a complete brigade from the artillery centre of the province. A large number of the eighty who left yesterday were from Edmonton. "A number of- them were Lethbridge' hoys, some of them having been born here. Southern Aiberta supplied- the majority, though there were mora .Edmonton men than in any other battery quota which has left yet. .. Lieut. Nelson has received orders to carry on recruiting and endeavor to fill up the ranks again, and is therefore anxious ,to secure recruits. All the equipment is here for the proper training of the men in the artillery arm of the service: There are left only a handful of men in the camp at present, but they are well trained and will form the nucleus of another good^ draft. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT ~ Toronto, Feb, 21.-George Adam-son of Kunnymede was decapitated shortly before, quitting time in the Grenadier Ice company's plant � at Swansea last night when the side of a hoist gave way. "Several otBef employees were slightly injured. T' New York Police Have Busy Time-Philadelphia Also 4 Has a Riot New York, Feb.* 22.-HousewiveF continued' their demonstration against the high cost of living here today. Police reserves' suppressed outbreaks in various parts of the city. Dozens of; pushcarts were overturned, the' contents destroyed and the owners attacked. Hundreds of women, some with babies in arms, acted as pickets before the provision stores in an. effort to establish a boycott. A police court magistrate in sus-pending the sentence of one offender gave warning that hereafter he would send the disturbers to jail. "i.have had a number of you worn/ en before me," he said, "and not one of you has impressed me as though you were starving." In Philadelphia Philadelphia, Feb. 22.-Disorderly scenes occurred in the .south eastern part of the city, populated largely by people of foreign birth, today when' bands of women made demons (rations against dealers who - have raised-the food prices. In the melee between the crowd of women anr  at $14.00 here this morning.  > * MARKETS Spot wheat ................. 174^ Local track wheat......----. 153% May .wheat .................. 176"/2 Local track oats............ 49 High,...'... ... i.............. -12 Low.................... ..... ..-16 ;For�$rat: fcocalvwNOwi.-fltJEriea/fjhiir and dael'dediy cold. Winnipeg, Feb. 22.-Charges of over-payments in connection with the work being done for the Manitoba government on the new parliament buildings by the J. McDiarmid Company, present contractors,, were made before two audiences last night by Octave S. Guilbault, a-former employee of the contractors. Guilbault, Who is to appear today before the public accounts committee' of the legislature, declared that:if a proper enquiry were granted and documents produced he would expect to see all his charges proven. Guilbault declared that the government was charged with larger quantities of coal than the amount used and with a better quality of coal than was actually used; that labor used on other contracts of the same: contractor was charged against, the parliament buildings, that the coal tonnage was padded; that material,ordered.for the parliament buildings was charged to the buildings, and then used by the contractor on other work; that the time of the men on was charged againBt the buildings. He charged also that the government paid more for certain machinery than it was worth. Guilbault said he would reserve his details to come out-at the-proper moment. ., Th* Mounted Police here have issued another warning to farmers in the district to guard their sheep against the dogs, which . have been creating havoc among -the bands recently. The other evening another farmer in the district;lost a considerable number of animals. ,. . / .--' ELEVATOR FALLS; SCORE HURT " New York, Feb. -, 20.-More than a score of persons were injured tonight, several of them seriously, when an elevator fell six stories from the roof garden to.the ground floor of a Broadway theater. .  ? ? * ? ? *    spending week'a year ago. This   is an increase of $144,025 or .37 4 ppr cent.. The'clearings'con-  tinue over the half million mark �  in upite of the fact that the * grain movement is almost at a    * &G&*'$$4.: RobertfRogers, minister of public works;' L. Christie, confidential secretary to the premier, . find Herbert Cole, private secretary to Sir George Furley, overseas, minister of militia. another force under the British officer, Major Keith, who succeeded in paoify-., ing the whole 'of that considerable quarter; � � ; . �� .,...v'.vt' In Afghanistan the Ameer, in spite of offers of bribes, has remained en- . tirely loyal. ,'- ; The improve the general situation in1 Persia-has -been assisted by two: independent movements iout-. side the borders of that country. First was the success of General Maude in. Mesopotamia. Those' operations >.re-: suited in casualties to the Turkish troops estimated at 15,000, and had1 drawn increaBing; Turkish forces from operations in the north, thereby .im-, proving that position of the, Russian army. The second outside -group' arose from the movement of the Sherjt of Mecca. The situation is not free from anxiety, as Turkish troops are still to be turned out>of parts :6t ithe; Persian hinterland. In the Persian gulf there is still disorder,' butisMw position of the oil-fields is practically Becure. No one who knew.: anything . about the east cared to venture a prophesy, but he hoped it might'' be satd the worst is over; The great: chain pf German ambition for aggrandizement, stretching from Europe to Asia, has been twisted aside, if not broken. ' . ' ' :�' -..^.. PHILADELPHIA ARRIVES BIG GERMAN LOAN Berlin. Feb. 21.-The .government will ask from the Reichstag at. the coming session, a new war- credit .of m New York, Feb. 22.-The, As, J sociated Press announces thatj the American line sbuuuk'jB$ Philadelphia, Liverpool1 to Ne.W^,* York, na'ssed in at Sandy Hook/^ shortly before 10:o'clock tiUft.'^* < 15,000,000,000 marks.  < morning. 604 72 19561088 ;