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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta if VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24,1917 NUMBER 64 LUXURIES TOO Sir Thos. White, Finance Minister, Says This Nation Must Follow Britain's Example CUT OUT UNNECESSARIES 'AND BUY WAR BONDS 1 Ottawa, Feb. 24-Sir Thos. White, minister of finance, said this morning that the' speech of Lloyd-George was a wonderful epoch-making utterance, one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in..parliamentary history. j "There can be no doubt," said the, minister, '.'that the principles Jaid; down'by the British premier aVe thor-j oughly, sound and essential, having: regard to the situation with which it Is confronted at, the present time... In connection with the question as ^ to �whether an embargo should be nraced; against the importation into Canada ^ of luxuries, it may be pointed out that many of. these articles came from France and Italy, and are converted by treaties'between Canada ai^d these "countries," he said. For example..the convention between France and Canada of i-1908-prbvided for fixed rates of customs , duties .upon'exchange of articles of luxury* Including table luxuries, .wines, embroideries, velvets, ribbons, and' manufactures of silk. . "The problem for Canada." said the minister, "Is to greatly increase production and. cut down luxuries expenditures: The: need for national saving isjlmperatiyei Canada's expend!-; . tures are increasing and Great Bri-�; tainiJBustJhayemoney for her pur-chasea of foodstuffs and munitions in' Canadar'^Every citizen should save bis money;and have It available for ther^Bfl^idn; war, loans, If this, is aon^jW^he.eitent^of' Canada's ability" w%JniHl;'b;%a^e^.foifinance bur own War exirenditui'e, in Canada and find for :Oi^*t"j3Ht|jir'every dollar she heeds'fcT expend hero. "Putting the matter-another-way; we can get or-, ders from Great Britain for all mu-l nltions and other supplies we can pro- j ducie in Canada, providing we can lend Great Britaln7the money for the purchase price to Canadian producers. This can be done only by national saving- It is time for self-sacrifice, and time for self-denial." STRIKE AT KRUPPS IS EXTENSIVE Maastricht, Holland, Feb. 24.- Tha strike in ths.Krupp factories In Essen Is constantly expanding, according to the Les Nouvellcs. The paper says 40,000 workers are now on strike due to lack of food and that disturbances have occurred at Aix-ia-Chappelle from -the same cause. The police asked for the intervention of troops who, it Is said, refused to aid. An Amsterdam dispatch under date of February 21 said the Amsterdam Telcgraaf's correspondent reported that 170,000 workmen in the Krupp works had been on strike for a fortnight. The correspondent said many strikers had been sent to the front. 1ST 1E1I PRESRHTHS Alleged Newspaper Men Are Members of Band Pledged To Any Kind of Frightf illness Providence, R. I., Feb. 24.-The Providence Journal says today:* "High officials of the United States government are in possession of facts secured from Inter-copied letters, and at least In one ca6e from partial confession to the effect .that the activities of - several alleged newspaper correspondents now being investigated ( compassed the. assassination, of  President r-Wileon". '..':lt Is under.;  stood Wat; at; i;c!ia%T-^'raS:' ? ? �   HUNS ADMIT DEFEAT    * Berlin,. Feb; 24, (Bv wireless^. � ~ Germans yesterday abandoned, parts of their advanced �)0�ltion in the Somme sector to the;>,Brltlsh, the war office announced today. The French attack in Champagne Sif ton's Legislation For Rural Credits Introduced Dr. Vafti Dyke Denounces Germans London, Feb. 19.-Professor Henry van Dyke, of  Princeton University, Who has just retired from the post of United States Minister to Holland, and is here on his way home, contributes the following poent to The New York Times: ' ' ' - * . MARE LIBERUM. By Henry van Dyke. You dare to say with perjured lips: "We fight to make the ocean free"- . . You, whose black trail of butchered ships Bestrews the bed of every sea Where German submarines have wrought Their horrors! Have you never thought What you call freedom menreall piracy? Unnumbered ghosts that haunt the wave Where you have murdered cry you down, And seamen whom you would not save K Weave now in weed-grown depths a crown Of shame for your imperious head, A dark memorial of the dead, Women and children whom you left to drown. ' Nay, Hot till thieves are set to guard ;:' The gold, and corsairs called to keep 'O'er peaceful commerce watch aTfd ward, ' And wolves to herd the helpless sheep, Shall men and women look to thee, \ -Thou ruthless Old Man of the Sea, To safeguard law and freedom on the deep! In nobler breeds we put our trust: The nations in whose sacred lore The "ought" stands out above the "must," And honor rules in peace and war. -, -With these we hold in soul and heart, With these we choose our lot and part Till liberty is safe on sea and shore. POSITION NOW MAKE SWEEP OF . DUTCH SUPPING; IK 7 IN. DAY-GOVT. Iff TAKE ACTION Dutch Government Liable To Be Jarr d From Its Neutral Standing By The Latest Outrages of The Little Tirpitz Terrors-Two Britishers Sunk. BELIEVE PUBLIC INDIGNATION MAY FORCE DUTCH GOVT. TO TAKE ACTION New York, Feb. 24.~The destruction of Dutch ships by German submarines as reported from London, involves the loss of vessels and cargoes valued at $11,600,000, according to estimates made here today by agents of the lines owning the seven ships sunk. Had Full Cargoes London, Feb. 24-Lloyd's announced Dutch, 5373 tons; Menado, Dutch, 5878 tons;-Bandoeng, Dutch, 5851 tons, and the steamship Gaasterland.' It is believed all men on these vesj sels were saved. Four of the seven Dutch steamers were homeward bound with full cargoes. The attack took place in western approaches to the English channel. No instructions as to routes were either asked for or that the crews of the following steam- g{Ven Dy the British admiralty. Alt ers were^ landed yesterday, their ves- arrangements were in the hands of the Drastic Steps to Prevent Wdmen Going to Britain Ottawa, Feav 24.-An extra of the Canada Oarette, Issued thla morning, contain* the formal or-der-ln-counell ..prohibiting women and children, going to England. Th^srohii^ , girlfjand jatr; oWWren uhdar VUie age - of ten yaars:-. Steamship agents responsible'for' disobeying the order., are liable to Imprison- ment for six months or a fine not exceeding $2000 or less than $500. 70,000 In England Montreal, Feb. 24.-The Star's correspondent at Ottawa telegraphs there are 70,000 -Canadian women in--England, -who- ate; not- wanted thera. .b� the British-authorities, but that there is little prospect of them being able to return to this � country iu ttie immediate future. sels having been torpedoed Wednes, day: Zaandijk, Dutch, 4189 tons gross; Noorderdijk, Dutch, 7156 tons; Eemland, Dutch, 3770 tons; Jacatra, Army of Five IMllions is Planned London, Feb. 24.-Ar�my est!-mates' issued today provide for an army of 5,000,000 men, exclusive of I id la. An additional navy estimate calls for 50,000 officers and men; bringing the total of the navy personnel to 450,000. LATEST SCHEME OF HUN DEVILS The Hague, via London, Feb. 24.-Dutch fishermen- endeavored to rescue an aeroplane seemingly in distress which) on approach they'discovered to be a dummy aeroplane loaded with explosives and1 a dummy pilot. Thereupon a German submarine, lying in waiting, fired several shots, exploding the aeroplane. This appeared to be a new and devilish invention to attract ships. .para Will Occupy Entire Basement- Plenty of Cell Room Available .... � --y- (Special to tho Herald) Edmonton, Feb. 23.-The approach of the last stage of the debate on the address was Indicated in the legislature tn>a afternoon- whon intimation was made of - the- proposed introduction of three additional government measures. Premier./Sifton placed on the orders of the day for Monday a resolution respecting the formation of the Alberta police force, and the Hon. C. R. Mitchell,, provincial Urea-surer, resolutions respecting the Al-, berta co-operative loan act, and the [provincial loans act. The co-operative loan,act is one of the measures that J*j will deal with the question'of rural ? j credits. The other bill is' for the pur-{/] pose of making necessary amend- mcnts to the existing law. Hon. Dun- ? ican Marshall gave notion that he �>! would move on Wednesday a reaEon ?: respecting an act tor the oneourage->: ment of tho rasing bt live stock. ? The: debate on  the- address" was. cons ? tinned by S. B. Hillock?, North Oal� t gh.-y': IT. ,5. Moa-gdnliery^. '.VjjtasXdwin;._,__, ? . Robert PaUeitiou, ala'cleofl, aud* J; H4 *\c6�i'i*iOi8U ox Paoh GERMAN SUB 18 STRANDED London, Feb. 23. - It is reported from The Hague by Reuter's correspondent there that a German submar-in has stranded on the Dutch Island of Walcheren, in the North Sea. *   ? * W. Kemmis, Pincher Creek, the last! named being in possession of the floor) when the bouse adjourned until Mou-| day afternoon. The member for^Cal-j gary north, when he concluded, had, been in the limelight for about sixiand -a half ho.urs, occupying practically two full, sittings and the major \part of a third. Jfnt as the member; for" Wetaskiwin commented, his Bpeech was in singular contrast to thai; of his leader and other members of .the opposition. It -was free from those ln-| sinuations againBt the honesty and in-I tegrity of tho members of the government that the others had considered it necessary to make. Mr. Montgomery dealt'especially with the agricultural credit proposals \of the government, emphasizing the fact that jtbey would not only help the agricultural classes but would have the, effect of lowering the rate of interest for/, all borrowers,, he could not understand why-now there was such a difference In the rate of interest charged: injthe eafit' and in the west. j_ .-' ^ i. NELSON SPENCER ON CANTEENS London, Feb. 23.-Col. Nelson Spencer of Medicine Hat, Alta., has been nominated by Sir George Perley, Canadian acting high commissioner and overseas minister of militia, to be.a member of the con litteo which' looks after cant*3 a Headquarters of -the provincial police for "t>" Division, Lethbridge, will be in the court house, 6th St. S. This became known today when the public works and ( mine department. officials in the basement of the court house received orders from Edmonton to vacate in favor of the; police. They are busy' today trying to find suitable offices elsewhere. The police will occupy the whole of the basement of .the court house, where there is sufficient cell room available for the needs of the force. There is plenty of office room together with a large room for police on duty. Inspector Piper hones to be installed and ready for worlc by next Wednesday so that the force will be ready to take up its new duties on! Thursday, March 1st. Halifax, N. S., Feb. 24;-The Scandinavian-American liner . Frederick VIII., with her large number of'iiass-eitgera, particularly the German' pjiity . on board growing steadily more ,.im-j patient at the enforced stay, here,, still lingered at the slip ;iKy�fo|(fya>c.fna]^: bor today while customs; officials;'/ex-amined the baggage. It Vwas stated this morning that the examining work was very heavy as over 2,000 pieces of baggage had to be transferred from the ship to the sheds on the dock, examined and then put back on board. Local shippers are also irritated by the stay of the Scandinavian-American ship, though they recognize it cannot be avoided, because she is completely tying up one of the best slips in the harbor, as accommodation for ships is much needed just now by the heavy traffic. Large quantities of supplies were put on board" ship today and the German party will make its meals for possibly the remainder of the trjp on Canadian food. ,. - Neutrals on the steamer were allowed out on deck for some time yesterday and today, but the utmost the Germans can see from their stateroom portholes is an unrestricted view of the dock wall. Help the Red Cross The local Red Cross society today is in charge of the retail store of the Lethbridge Candy and Chocolate Co., in the K. of P. block, and will take a percentage of the receipts for the/entire day. The ladies are also serving tea in the hall above, and a pantry booth Is open there. It Is hoped that the public will support this today, and this evening k a particularly good patronage is expected, MEN OF M. POLICE E Dutch authorities. Two Britishers Sunk London, Feb. 24.-The British steamer Grenadier has been sunk, Lloyd's announces. The captain and six men were killed, and the remain,* der of the crew landed. The British steamer Trojan Prince has also been Blink. There are two British steamers named Grenadier; first of 1004 tone1 -and the second of 1357 tons. Trojan Prince was of 3196-tons and was owned in Newcastle. , Expect Holland to Act ' Washington, Feb; 24.-The tremendous destruction of Dutch shipping during the last two days is regarded, v tiers' as the most acute phase o( the-international situation. It is regard |� ed even as bringing- nearer the prab;,; so. Officials and diplomats here will be aurorised if the government does ' not take some action. , . : Dutch Govt, Makes 8*atement ' The Hague, Feb. 24.-The foreign . ministry today made the following announcement: "When the unrestricted submarine war was proclaimed, the Netherlands, government not only protested against it, but insisted that the German government should take care that no Dutch ships then en route to or from Dutch ports should be victims?' of the new measure. Germany de^ clared her willingness to~do this, bufe added that it was impossible to guarantee absolute safety." ; The statement says further that the seven shins which have been torpe> doed availed themselves of the German offer to sail on Feb. 22. They were to sail together on a westerly course out of the danger zone, and then proceed to their destination. The report then mentions a dispatch .received by the Dutch minister in Lon- � don announcing the disaster, which adds that the ships were torpedoed without examination of their papers. The communication ends  with the statement that it is believed all crews . were saved. �� , Consternation In Holland The Haeue, via London. Feb. 24.r^ 's Consternation was caused here-by the, . announcement of the torpedoing and' sinking by German submarines of-the seven Dutch cargo vessels, two ot which, the Noorderdijk and Zaandijk,'  were grain laden and bound for a' home port, belonged to the Holland-American line. � � . v.-.-^ Others, the Eemland and Gaasterland, were en route for the United). States for grain, while the Jacatia also was grain-laden. The Bandoeng was*' coming from the Dutch East Indies' .with a cargo of piece goods. AH ves-j ��> sets left Feb. 22, it having been given; ! to understand by-the German- authori-r I ties that that date would be "relative-; ly safe," the so-called safe period for, British, Recruiting for the Mounted; Police force, which is to be considerably ln-. , creased and put on a! military basis, | 40, so-that about..60, new men are 4, needed. ^hefeVisi plenty df barrack � are* not barred, Canisua College today.' The direction- dijk and the Noorderdilk were saved.-Must Have Reparation ' London, Feb. 24-According to an . Exchange Telegraph dispatch from' 1 The Hague, the sinking of the Dutch freighters, some of which had been'-chartered by the Dutch government, produced widespread indignation lit: -Holland. The Amsterdam bourse 'be-- . camevery weak on receipt of the; news. The opinion is expressed, the: , ' dispatch says, that-reparation must bej^ obtained speedily. X ,1 ANOTHER STATE ____ GIVES WOMEN ?VOTV'; Augusta, Me'., .Feb.- 23.-GovarnM.;1: Milliken today .signed-*'the resolutfoii1. / f-Bfcacspti^Fair snd decidedly cold, ber ot tM new-�i�n>i" be from the .dies as the centre ot the d>mbance.,.frage tm women. ..,-., ;