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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME IX. LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA. KRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 191fi NUMBER 64 OLERA EACE AT SACRIFICE HON PREIEN Will Not Brook Interference With Rights of Americans To Travel on Armec Merchantmen-Is Emphatic "U'nahliiBtoii. KPli. 2ri~ConKross today Willi Pipsliieiu Wilson's positlou tin the ((uoslion ot iirniod niurcliiint FhijiB clearly UetliiGd. llombcrs ol' conBi'qbb had rend the president's letter to Seniitor Stone in which he de- llc lold or the, elToils to iirevanl any' liusty iiciion In congress that mlKlil. eniharrass President Wilson in his dii>loinatie neRotiutions with tier-many on submarine warfare ^iid add- : ed that tiie president should he left i dared nnecinlvocally that he would', free to conduct neKotiations nntil his j not consent to iibrldgment of the rights of American citizens in any re-Bpett, "The honor and self respect of the nation is involved," he said. "We covet peace and shall i)reserve li at any cost, bnt the loss of honor. ' Tlie inesident's coinniunicullon was i\\ r'isponse to a letter from the .Mis-xoiirl senator outlining Hie situation �l the capital where for two clays there had been a persistent demand 3'or action by congre.ss warning;' Ain-ori(^ans to keep off armed niorchant-men. The uresldeiii said Hint lie had tilriven for peace and had snccecded, iind that he had no doubt that he would continiio to siK'wed. He av-in'essed confidence that the e.vplana-tions by the central nosvers of the Kitnation which has arisen over aria-�!d merchantmen memorandum would soon be read and that the expluua-tions would ptit a different aspect on matters. House lea foreign affairs committee, have an ensasement to confer today with I'rf-sident Wilson when they arc to o\it-Jiiie to him the situation in the house. lie is expected to repeat to them �Ihe slatonient made in tlie letter to Senator Stone. The effect of tlie president's attitude is awaited with the greatest ^ iiilbre'st. Senator Stone's letter, to which the president replied, revealed that the Missouri senator, who is chairman of the foreign relations committee of the senate, appnr-rntly has prepared liiniself to support some of the various pending pro-jiosals. efforts have been exhausted. House leaders told the president \ iiolhlu!,' would be done, but ventured ' no predictions for the future. They ; adnii,tted the situation was serious. . Bryan's Attitude Wasliington, Feb. Telegram- to congi'cssineu from William .lenn-ings Ilryan supiiorting the moveiuenl j for warning .Ainoricnns off armed i ships began arriving today. Kepre-.'^enliitive Hailey of Pennsylvania re-! coived one and planned to read it from the floor. Supports President Washington. IJ. ("., Feb. 2.-|.-Senator I^odgo, the ranking Repuhlican member ot the foreign relations committee, declared in a statement today that he was in full accord with President Wilson's views on tlie subniai-ine issue as expressed in his leti-^r to Senator Stone, and that he wotild stand by the President. President is Firm Washington, Keh. 115.-President Wilson reiterated his opposition to any >i�*tion in congrcssi warning .\m-ericans off armed slilps, in conference today with Speaker Champ Clark, majority leader Kitchen, Chairman Flood, ot the ilouse Foreign Affairs Comiulttoe, and they in turn told the President that It such a resolution -were brought to vote in' the Ilouse at this time it would be passed by a uiajorlty of 2 to 1. The President was unsliaken In his position that Congress should take no action embarrassing his contention that tlie rights ot Americans on seas must he upheld at any cost. New Lieut.-Governor Claim British Are Repulsed by Turks Constantinople, via London, F'ebruary 25.-British forces In Mesopotamia made an attack on Turkish positions at Felahie, below Kut-EI-Amara, the war office announces, but were driven back with considerable losses. German Prisoners State They Were Thus Notified--Violence of the Offensive Has Diminished Somewhat HON. ,R. G. BRETT Wlio opened the Alberta Legislature yesterday since bis appointment. for the (irst lime jSir Thos. White Says Watered Stock Cannot Escape Tax N Ferule, Feb. 24.-(Siiedal to the Jlerald)-Judge Tliomijson i.s holding county court here. 'I'he bonspiel' whicli was opened Monday night lias been a lillle disappointing, owing to soft ice. The final stage of the contests has not Jet lieen reached. District 18, V. .\r. W. of .\. convention has Ijcen In session every day, and much routine l)uslnt�KH has been ilisposod of. Tlie commitloe on constitution has made a partial report, recommending changes In several of the artlklcs and sections, moit of which liave been passed upon ami ac LAD IS OF BAD Magrath, Feb. 25.-A serious and nearly fatal accident occurred here iilioui nine o'clock last nigli*. wlieu little ton year old Dev^ey Hudson's skull WHS crushed in over the right eye. Willie the eye itself was battered out of the socket, -Mrs. Hudson was ilrli-ing homi> from town with her two boys. Hoy and Dewey, Hie hitter of whom not caring to overcrowd the small rig, jumped into Hie back end and sat there dangling his feet over the end sjate. All went well .until in Hip inky darkness their veliiclo locked wheels witli .John Kasmu.s- discussion was renewed when lion, Creorge 1'. C.raliam spoke in the evening. The ex-minister had sonic friendly verbal tilts willi Sir Thomas White, the minister of finance, which were enjoyed l*y the house. In the course of these. Sir Thomas Intimated that the liili to be based on the resolutions will contain a jiro- Paris, p'cb, 25.-German troops taking part in the operations before Verdun were given to understand that this was to be the last and greatest offensive against France, according to statements made by prisoners, reported in the Paris newspapers this morning. The following phrase is quoted from an order published by General Von Deimling on the eve of the Verdun battle: "In the course of the last offensive on France I hope the 15th Army Corps will distinguish itself as it has done in the past." Quiet Night Paris, Feb. 25.-Fighting north of Verdun is diminishing in violence, ihe war office announced this mocnina. No attack by Germans wau attempted last night. The offi;ial statement admits that the Freeh have fallen back to the rear of Beaumont. Claim Further Captures Berlin, via London, Feb, 25.- The German war office announced today the capture of all French positions in the region north of Verdun as far as the ridge of Louvemont. just south of Beaumont; the number of prisoners had increased by more than 7000 to over 10,000; the capture of the fortified villages and farms of Champneuville, Cotellate, Mar-mont, Beaumont, Chambrettes and Ornes was announced. HUNS FIGHT AT THE POINT OF PISTOLS signal, the k in .March. The Cardslon Hoard of 'I'rade in cooperation with the Alberta Farmers' .Association of .Vetiia "is purchasing (Continued on Paqe 3) Athens, Feb. 25.-Formldablo peace demonstrations have occurred in Turkey, due to the fall of Erzerum, according to .delayed dispatches received here today. Many persons were arrested, It was said, and the chiefs of police are taking steps to prevent serious disorders. MAKKErs Have Vast Quantities of Ammunition in Old Land "Voii can't iniag-.it >'or Hie life of Lleut-Col, Stewart, Lieut. McClelland you the anijbunt of iiiiMrtunitioii of every kind piled up in i.rigland in readiness for the spring,' said Walter Ross, the rancher, to the llerald this morning on his return from Kug-laud where he has been for tho past couple of months to see his son. Major ,7nck llo.-is ot the 24tli lialtallon. "Some ot these fine days the Allies arc going lo blow the whole side out 01 Germany. They hnvo guns and ammmiitlon to do it. Officers at the front seem uuito satisfied that the war will l:io over by Ihe did of ,)une." Mr, Ross confesses to a delightful i uip. When ho left here ho hoped to 1)0 able to get to the front, but he soon gave that Idea up. t-le exhibited a passport that looked like a book May wheat ................11814 , July wheat .................. 117% 1to be produced every time May oats................... 42?'a May flax ......,............. 209% WE.4 ! HER 'High .......,. .,,......... 46 Low , ,....................... 22 ' Forecast: Fair and'mild,  he registered at a now hotel. If any spies can put anything over on the Uiilish authorities now tliey will have to.he pretty sini'irt. Mr, ItoBS also visited Shorncliffe which la a vast armed caiiip. Thei'e and In I??*>� > HELP RETURNED SOLDIERS * ? ? ? ? ? :� Returned soldler.n should be ? given first proforonco In filling ? vacant positions. Soldiers are now beginning to arrive ouok from tlio front, ind thoBo who have positions vacant or ura In need of holt of any kind, are asked to com. unlcate with ; Secretary J. R, Ofr'"ov, of the ? ICliakI League, at the city, hall, who is in loucli with thoae ? soldiers who have returned to LuthbrUlge from the front, and <: who are In need of work. .;. .;. .;. <, ,^ .1^ <0| 1022 3821 20 08 C2379B ;