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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1617 NUMBER 63. PRflWNPIAII^"5' Chase Hun Subs. Mm Seas or Face Disaster, rl\UYmWttL! Says premjer Uoy&George in Announcing His New FoMRestrictions the Ocean Tonnage Liberals at Edmonton Decide Against An Extension of Term of Legislature EXPECT AN ELECTION HELD THIS YEAR (Special to the'Herald) Fertile, Feb. 22.-No business in open session took place today In the.' ,,,,,., .. , miners? convention, excepting a reso-' CBpoclal to the Herald) ,ution st,ongIy 0pp08|,g the employ- Edmonton Alta.,, Feb 23.-The ov- ment of Asi/tic ,abov *jn 0, ar0UIW ' f^SfS-" .0PP�sltion mtobers;any mlneB ln tll)s dlstHct. The aon. !^2S �. txtens'on �f the1,1je ofitiment of the convention was unani-& ?ous upon this subject, and the feel-SXiwLr .tT �anf h8^?ef lsnot>6 of the delegates is deep seated wiynf.TLt?^TSfi�? r'.J^ f. C�m"anv,!p�Bl convention went Into executive sea- parliament. TU}�,.lt is learned was!Bion to toke a t f tne ffl. 1- Lloid George's New*Program of Economy Prohibition of the importation of aercated mineral and table waters. Prohibition of the importation of apples, tomatoes and all fruits, save oranges and bananas, which are to be restricted 25 per cent. Prohibition of the importation of foreign coffee, cocoa and tea. The further restriction of brewing and production of spirits. Restriction of the importation of canned salmon 50 per cent. Those restrictions expected to save 900,000 tons of shipping yearly.. The guarantee of prices on grains to the home farmers for a period of thrne years, and the guarantee of wages to agricultural workers, to encourage greater production from the soil. Lloyd-George calls .upon the people of Great Britain for greater sacrifices than ever in a supreme effort to win the war this year. Disaster faces the nation if the sub narinc menace, the seriousness of which he emphasizes, is not successfully comhalted by great restrictions in importations and other saving of;tonnage. Agricultural production in Britain must be brought to its highest'point, and the premier appeals to the farmers to gel their pasture lands und^r cultivation as rapidly as possible. LLOYD (aEOBSE DENIES MINERS TO London, Feb. 23.-Premier Lloyd -sentatives of the George said in a speech in the house dominions. ^d^n of ^Liberal caucus last j 7eport committee^ There,..being ^ZZ^^LS^X'lm. allied nations and rect negotiations between the premier; tg progregS is slo'w. They are .- -----,.---------- _ . _ tonnage shortage, and the .leader.,of. the opposition, M,tok upTnThe 'order?in which they � wnlSn n�/t. affecting ordinary the first minster declared recently, re read to tiie convention, and it need� of the #a ion and military, ex-tothe house, it has been known that j,u talte conBtant Work to enable the I*�lcJe"- Th4 situation, he declared,; �.?u8KeB�?n:at..least was made by-a, get them disposed of �Ued '?f Hrave measuras- T!le l're"! .T&;^.1^TS2'�M� w^k. The last report on the list said.�icrf ,was "� *ure �*/ foi to a member of ..the cabinet. In this ... . H . . tIie 'teiie_ wi,iPh is victory without hunting the submar-way, the matter came to be discussed|7o"idlrod one of theT^rt d fflciUt ines trom the deep- Enormous sacri-In caucus and the action there tai JESTS ^SoSS ,S9.�?S� i �cff, ^re necessary from the BrUishJ vention public, said Lloyd George. He staledi Last night the delegates were en-( "^,g�y,er"m?t pTp,os.ed tot �'f \ tertained at a smoker in Socialist hall, Wlth a11 non-essential impositions to, Mayor Uphill being in; the chair. A good crowd turned oUfc and the Fer- The premier, said the ultimate success of the allied cause depended on the solution of the tonnage difficulties with whichthoy were confronted. | Before the w�r the British tonnage j cleared-the air. The^Bession will now be a strenuous pre-election one and aside from whatever additions there may be to the program, it will be a long one. There areVa number of important measures Creek ba,a. supplied the to -tfejarouglit forward and not one of j mugic gongs speecheB ap4 recita-them .-has been introduced yet. Then, tQ orderand everybody the opposition by. ttie volumlndus fe-j"a"h" ' . ; . . turhs-they .are asking for apparently , waTo^Jnt,tne delegates, are ilivlted to ... .. . .____ _ , .1 ___-Ml :uAn ? ? ? Y London, Feb: 23,--;Ths lord ehjaf justice has constituted a special divisional court composed of seven Judges to hear \the argument why a writ of habeas corpus should not be issued on behalf of Gerald Doyle and'Cornelius Donovan who were arrested: during the Irish rebellion. 8hould. the applicants succeed in obtaining' a writ, the proceedings in most,-if not all, the courts-martial ^e'd /in Dublin during the rebellion would be Irregular and invalid. London, Feb. 22.-The arrest today of a number of leaders of the Irish Volunteers and other persons who figured in the Irish uprising of last year is: reported in a Central News dispatch from.'Dublin. Among those arrested, the dispatch says, are Councillor S. T. Kelly, J. J. O'Kelly, edltorj of the Catholic Bulletin; Darrel Figgis, a well known writer; and Captain Liana Mellowes. ' ' Huge Prices For Produce Hamilton, Ont.,i Fa.b. '23.-Hamilton commission men' ssy that within, a week potatoea will bring five dollars a bag. They are now selling at $3.75. |t Is claimed that the scarcity of seed potatoes will not permit of farmers planting an average crop,, which Will make the situation, even worse next year. Onions, too, are in the millionaire class. A year ago they sold at a cent a pound. Now they command five to slot dollars a bag, and are scarce even at that price. Dilworth, Minn., Feb. 23. - Three employees of the North-' ern Pacific railroad were killed in the, local yards at 6.15 a'.:.'4r| m." today--.-when a caboose in which they were riding was > struck by a work trqin and " ? wrecked. The wreckage iiri- ** J* sji *** �+*$'?*'$ *5� : ? ? > : ? ? f\ \ WILL SETTLE WITH KELLY OU OF COURT Winnipeg, Feb. 23.-The civ-  il suit of the province of Manitoba against JThomas Kelly anil. Sons,, "former contractors; on the^ parliament buildings, is to ' be settled out of court, according to an  annpiincemet by -Hon. A. B. Hudson, attorney-general, this afternoon. ? MESS .> .5. : : : : MINE RESIGI Paris, Feb. 23-Jhe Increasing percentage of neutrala among the ships torpedoed jndlcates; that the arming of merchantmen by the belligerent powers is proving successful, according to Marcel Hutln, military expert of the Echo de Paris. ^ (From Our Own Correspondent) Frank, Feb. ,22.-Mr. John R. McDonald, who has for* several years been successfully in charge of - the mines of the Franco-Canadian CoI; lieries, Ltd., has resigned as technical manager of the company. He resigned his position as mine manager at Belle-1 vue shortly after the reorganization of ] the old Canadian Coal Consolidated i Two Killed in Dawson Fire IMPORTATION OF BOOKS PROHIBITED London, Feb. 23WThe premier has announced that, the importing t of books, periodicals and other printed matter would be prohibited entirely. 4e of days. Sir Herbert Ames, chairman, stated this morning that the committee would make a report on its deliberations to parliament a few days after the house resumed on April 19. Examination of Col.'Potter, acting-director of medical service for the militia department, was concluded this^ morning. He was closely questioned-by R. B. Bennett as to his power to revise the report of the medical: board, on which the. pension is fixed, by the Dominion pensions board. Mr. >, Bennett said "that this was important1 jbecause if the department can "vary* these reports it means that political:; |influence might creep in. Col. Potter said he-had power to check..oveftr ae--:'-ports-vto. see . that they are complete ' before they are forwarded tti the pen-; sions board. If information Is1 incomplete the report is returned to the district medical board. Mr. Middloboro: "Do you reviBe reports of medical boards?" "No." i "You could as a matter of political consideration give any particular case snecial consideration?" asked Mr. Bennett. "No, we deal with reports purely from a medical standpoint." Hon. Charles Murphy asked if there was any reason why the work being done by the ^hospitals commission Bhould not be done by the medical branch of the militia department. ' "I have made a'report on the matter to my superior officers," Col. Potter replied. Sir Herbert Ames asked that a copy of the report be supplied to the committee. / Senator McLennan of Nova Scotia: who waB the next witness, told of the �work which has been done by vocational work,of the Dominion hospitals commission with which he* has been; prominently connected. Winnipeg, Feb, 23.-The Free Press today says: Albert PrefOn-tain, leader of the Conservative opposition In the Manitoba legislature, stated this morning that at this afternoon's session he would lay on the table of the house the resignation of F. Y. Newton, member for the constituency of Roblln. Newton is voluntarily resigning as a result of the findings of, the Patterson road commission." - ' Baltimore, Feb. 23.-Former President William H. Tatt, at a banquet of tire Maryland branch of the league to enforce peace, declared last night that he had nothing -but disgust for the peace-at-any-prlce pacifists and with the type which he described-as the sort which must be "kicked into war." � . "No right-thinking man," he said, "went to war for anything except for a righteous causey" and once the righteousness �,of- it wbb established, every "man went to war gladly and determinedly." ' Big Sales Irrigated Land Have Been Made Lately Very large sales of irrigated land -in  farmers from California and the Twin the Lethbridge district "have been I Palls, Idaho, district. They are. "corn- made quietly in the past few months, and during the coming teyf. weekB Lethbridge is going to see a large in-, flux of actual settlers vto; the Irrigation belt., , President Marnoch made the above to the BOOTLEGGER FINED Edmonton, Feb. 22.-Harry Ross,, ---.....- r- ... charged" with bootlegging, was fined statement to the genera^, meeting of ainn o'nii rrmtn' rir four months hard the Board of Trade, last night on tne, Uteri Tri Georgl Ogllvle, aTolSier, authority of P. L. Nalsmlth, manager other land concern, are bringing In tor a Similar offence, had to pay $200. of the C. F. R. department of natural a number of farmers coirmissionei-ship. Canadians in Eng land Eeem to believe that .Sir George Ferley will soon rpl'nciuish one of his new offices, and.they associated the minister of public works with one of thein." BANKER IS PROMOTED .Winnipeg, Feb. 22.-F. B. Francis, "who for the past six. and a half years has been the senior inspector for the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Winnipeg-, has been appointed to the position of Renior agent for the institution in New York. s  * WON'T REPORT U. 8. ? WAR BILL ? Washington. Feb. 22.-The senate Judiciary committee today failed to agree to the bill proposed by the department of justice to authorize the president to use the armed forces of the United States to enforce its neutrality obligations, and it was declared by several senators that it probably would not be reported. have earned him the respect and good will of all with: whom he came in contact. Mr. McDonald will leave here on February 28th. His successor thus far has not been appointed. SiiiSER'S FAIL HIST POLITENESS NETS HER $10,000 Portland, Ore., Feb. 20.-Jtfiss Ella! T. Pearson, a stenographer, is tonight richer by $10,000 than she was when she went to work this morning, and all because, aprarently, of her becoming conduct as she. daily went to and j from across the old Albina ferry. Charles Clark, 84 years old; the ferry | gateman, who was found dead in his' bed last week, is her benefactor. His Const. Wigg First Here tt> Elt� ing up here with capital and equipped to make their new ventures successful. Some few of them are taking .ready-made farms at Coaldale where there are* many - acres of alfalfa at present-producing. There is also a- large movement of May flax dry land farmB in the soutte /The C. P. R. haB sold a great deal, while MARKETS Spot wheat................. 17314 Local! track wheat .......... 157'/8 May-wheat.............. 17�/� Local .track oata............ 48% May ,at. ............259|, London, Feb. 23.-A Renter Stockholm correspondent cables that the German, minister, to Sweden has informed the Swedish foreign minister that the Swedish steamship Edda was sunk as,a result of a mistake on the part of the submarine commander and that the German government regrets the occurrence and is prepared to pay indemnity, flie Edda was torpedoed Jari. 29; .while? on jher way, to Sweden with coal;': will was opened today. Miss Pearson was also named his"' executrix without bonds. The two were scarcely, acquainted, although Miss "Pearson for several years until two years ago; greeted him with "Goctl morning" on going to work and with "Good night" when she returned home. She had hot seen him in two years. list With Provincial Police Force I .and costs, or two'months' hard labor, resources, promises .to be the largest. In five years. .  High ..... Low ...... . ^Forecast: i cold.' WEATHER * , Generally. fair,. not - S -22 so Petrogra'd, Feb. 23.-German troops after strong artillery: preparations yesterday launched three attacks against the Russian positions east of Zlochoff in Galioia, says today's offl r.ial statement issued: by the-Russian war department.'Counter attacks, the statement adds; drove back the Teutons to their original -positions. Moose Jaw, Sask., , -Feb. :Z3.-~Oho hundred dollars' damage" \vas done to the' Maple Leaf cafe, a Greek restaurant, here last night-when,'a' number of members of,the 210th' -battalion made a raid on the restaurant, emptying trays of candies and cases of bottloa soft drinks on the floor, and confiscating a number of boxes of higli grade candies.,; 'special: detachment of police arrived bri the scene before the riot, assumed alarming proportions and' dispersed-the soldiers. Antiyathy for thev, Greek  Police Constanle John Wigg of the1, city police force, handed in hie resignation today to Chief Hardy. He' will join the provincial police force. This is the first inroad made by tHe-pfovincial police on the ranks of the local police. The resignation of Con-i stable-Wigg. leaves the city police force only 'tw