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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ,, to0NDAY> FEBRUARY 26. 1917 THE LETHBR1DGE DAILY JWttALD Washington, feb. 26.- President Wilson, during his address to congress this afternoon, said further: � "It must be admitted... that there nave been certain additional indications and expressions of purposes on' 'the part of the German press and the German authorities which have Increased rather than lessened the impression that If our ships and our . people are spared it will be because of the fortunate circumstances or because commanders of German submarines which they may happen to encounter ' eiercfse unexpected discretion and restraint than because of Instructions Under which these commanders are acting. "It would be foolish to deny, that (he situation is fraught with gravest possibilities and dangers. No thoughtful man can fail to see that the necessity for definite action may come at any.time, If we are hvfact,and not In Word merely, to defend our elementary rights as a neutral nation. It -Would be most Imprudent to be unprepared. .'' : . �  '"I cannot Ih'such, circumstances be Unmindful of,the tact that the expira- ; tlon of the term 'of the present con-^grefts iB''immedi(; hand by con-ttitutionaj. limitation, and that ft would-.In fill* likelihood require an��n> - Usual length of time to assemble and organize .the'congress which succeeds ft....... "I .feel that I should, in view of that fact; '6btaln:*f^oin you full and lm-J mediate assurance of. authority which jUpiay ne\ed>( atrahy moment to exer-^J^e.'i;fN6!:dc;UbiI'ialready possess/that  Jtower without special warrant of law, %W'Villain' Implication' of my constitutional duties 7ailjil powers, but I prefer, in. the present circumstances, not to act nnoh general implication.  I wish to feel that the authority and power of congress are behind me in >what-'ever it may become necessary for me ito do. We, are jointly servants of the people and must act together and m their spirit so far ub we can divine isn't interpret it. ' t' "No one doubts what it is our duty {to dp. We must defend our com-^ihcTpe and the lives of our people in the midst of the present trying circumstances, wUh discretion, but with '^a- clear and steadfast- purpose. Only jtthe method and the extent remain to pbe chosen unon i/ccaslon, if occasion ^should indeed, arise. . "'"[.''Since it Was-'Juhhljippiiy proved .im'-, Possible ' .to,.iisaCeguard's,* ,our.,% natural ^phts*. by  dinloniaUc.'mewia against fmi ufignanlla'' IfflringWent th>y ' sure suffering at the ^arids of "Germany there may be no recourse but to declare Wo'.' armed/ neutrality which we shall know how to .maintain and tor which there, is abundant United States precedent. , - � - - "It is devoutly to be hoped that it will not be .necessary to put armed force anywhere into action. The United States people do not desire it; and our desire is not different from ' theirs. I am' sure that they will understand the spirit in which I am now acting, the purpose I hold nearest my heart and would-wish to exhibit in everything 1 do. I am anxious that the people of the nations at war also should understand and not mistrust me. I hope that I need give no further proofs and assurances than i have already given throughout nearly three years of anxious patience that I anytime* friend of peace and mean; to pTese�)r�*it.;.for. the United States so long'as'I am able. I am not now proposing or contemplating war or any steps that need lead to it..' I merely request that you will accord me by your, own - vote and definite bestowal the means and the authority to safe- ONE TO J6CK guard in practice the right of a great, people who are at peace and who are deslrouB of exercising none but the rights of peace to follow the pursuit of peace In' nuietness and good will- rights recognized time, out of mind by all the civilised nations of the world. No course of my choosing or of theirs will lead to war. War can come only by the wilful acts and aggressions of others. "You will understand: why I can make no definite proposals or forecasts of action now and must ask for your supporting authority In the most general terms. The form in which action may become necessary cannot yet be foreseen^ I believe that the people will be willing to trust me to act with restraint, with prudence, and in the true spirit of amity and good faith that they have themselves displayed throughput these trying months, and It vis In that belief that .1 request that ,you will authorize me to supply our-merchant ships with defensive arms should that become necessary and with the means of using them, and to employ-any. other instrumentalities, or methods 'that may be necessary and adequate to protect our "liir-s, and,our people in their legitimate and peaceful pursuits on the seas. I request also that you will prant me at the same time, along with the powers I, ask, a sufficient credit j to enable me ; to provide adequate ! rteans of: protection where they are' lacking'providing adequate insurance appfnst the present war risks. "I have spoken of our commerce and of the.legitimate errands of our people Pir-the^seas, but you will not be misled as to my main thought, the thought that lies beneath these" phrases, and gives them dignity and weight. It is hot � of material interest' merely that we are thinking. It is, rather, of I fundamental hhman rights, chief of all the rights of life itself. I am thinking hot onlyvof the, rights of United States citizens to go and come about their proper business by way of! the sea, but also of something much deeper, much more fundamental than that. I am thinking of those rights I of humanity without'which' there is! no civilization. My theme-is of those' great principles of compassion and of protection which mankind has sought to throw about human lives, the lives of non-combatants, the lives of men who are peacefully at work keeping the industrial process of the world quick; and vital,, the lives of women and .children 'arid apt. those-' who. .supply thet laboritwhich7 ministers to their sustenance. We are speaking of no selfish material rights, but of rights which., our hearts  support and whose foundation is that righteous passion for justice- upon which all law, all structures alike of family, of state and of mankind, must rest, as upon the ultimate base of our existence and our liberty. I can not imagine any man with United States principles at his heart hesitating, to defend these things." Irate Passenger (as the train moves out): "Why didn't you put my luggage in, you blithering idiot?" "." . Porter: "There's mair sense in yer trunk than there is in yer head, mon. It's you that's in the wrang train," DEFEAT OF TURKS AT KUT BY WORKHORSES and MULES ��FOR SALEM Three- cars of the best- work horses "and mares that have been offered for sa'e In Leth-bridge this season. Also 8 good 'mules. \ Do not forget the Bull Sale on the 14th at this barn. Bonnell & Lucky AUTO Baggage & Transfer Goods Carefully , and Handled. Quickly Can handle pianos or furniture up to 2600 lbs. .COAL C. o. D. " Phone 1420. Fletcher & Son , Office at Alexandra Hotel barefooted ejurope After present war? If Struggle Continues Shoe Supply Will Prove Quite Inadequate Rome, Feb. 3.-"A barefooted Europe is no't  improbable if this war ^continues," said John P. Stucke, Vice-President Of the .American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, and General Manager of an American shoe machinery company, in an interview concerning supply and business conditions met by Americans abroad. I "At the present time a pair of heavy [ mountain shoes last a soldier but six | week's," He-said. "These shoes have j their heels and spies studded with nails at-that. The shoes are largely 'made in Italy, but with*1 American ma-' chinery and'American leather, and the ' quality of the materials is the best we can. furnish,, .tiut that quality is of course inferior to that Bold before the war. When manufactured by the hundred thousand these shoes cost the government about four dollars each. But the supply Is always behind the demand,' since materials arrive very slowly from America. On one ship, the Palmero, which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain in early December, the material for nearly half a million pairs of shoes was lost: -.. "The retail shoe trade In Italy is . now obliged to ,psy nearly seven dollars wholesale Tor'shoes that before the war cost three and a half, Is probable that American shoes will be selling in' Italy soon for ten and twelve dollars the pair. .The American shoes'; because of their .shape -anil fit, have long ~been the chief product on the market here, and, particularly since the war, as the hand-made shoe cannot be made quickly enough." ! YOUNG GOULD KILLED Brunswick, G�., Feb. ! 25.-Edwin Gould, Jr;( son < of/the New York capitalist, was. accidentally, killed while hunting near Jekyl Island last night. Mr./Gould was hunting coons. He .struck a coon.on the head "with tho butt of his gun, and: his weapon was 'discharged, fatally wounding him. His companion, had. to row two miles in a small boat for;help. < - ocean lane, FOR relief SHIPS New York,'. peb;', 24,-r^Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the commission for relief in Belgium, stated today that the committee had. effected an arrangement \yith the British government on .one si'de and the German government on'uhe other by which an acceptable lane for relief commission ships between North American ports and f^oUerdamvUks been" agreed upon. London, Feb. 26.-The official announcement covering the capture of Ktu-el-Amara follows: "From the reports from the commander of the Mesopotamian ' expeditionary forces the course of operations on the TlgrlB during the twenth-fourth was:! Passage of the stream at Shumran on 23rd was rapidly and effectively exploited. During the following night our patrols pushed forward boldly, maintaining close contact w*tn tne enemy, v Early the next morning the ridge across the neck of the peninsula was in our hands and it became evident that the enemy was in full retreat In the direction of Baghailah, 24 miles west of Kut-El-Amara. Turkish depots and stores at many points were in flames and a strong rearguard, supported by artillery, had been disposed at to oppose our advance, A strong force of cavalry had crossed the Tigris and at once manouevr-ed to gain the flank of the Turkish line of retreat. Throughout the day both our cavalry and 'nfantry were heavily engaged, inflicting severe and as yet unknown casualties on the enemy. "In the meantime our successes at Sannayat were further pursued and our infantry proceeded to capture and secure in succession the Turkish fifth line defenses. Makhailat and Su-wada positions, finally reaching the line at Arab-Marshmasgis. Through- out the fighting' our aeroplanes squadron cooperated with invaluable re .suits,, frequently" using bombs and machine guns.irom a minimum alti .tude. ,.)7Vi "In two days'* fighting we captured 1,730 prisoners, including at least one Turkish regimental commander ana-four^ Germans, four field. guns, ten machine guns; three mine throwers and a large quantity of rifles and ammunition. As a r'bSult of these operations the whole'bt-the enemy's post tion from ^annayat to Ktu-El-Amara has been seeuf8a.~'Kut itself passes automatically into pur hands. As the fighting has now"^become of open character and our forces are disposed on a wide front it has not yet been possible to ascertain, "fully th,e extent of the Turkish losses'in men and ma terials." What the Press Agents Say The COMPLETENESS of Columbia entertainment is again emphasized-no ramification of music is overlooked. Our beautiiul March Supplement gives the complete list and describes the artist and the selection most entertainingly. A copy awaits you at the nearest Columbia dealers. LAZARO sings from Faust PARLOW- supreme violinist. 48782 12-inch $3.00 FAUST. (Gounod.) "Salve! dimora casta epura." ("Hail Thou Dwelling Pure and Lovely.") Hipolito Lazaro, tenor. In Italian. Orches- . tra accompaniment. A 2162 10-ipch '$1.00 HARROD & MARR male duet SEE THE PALE MOON. (Ganipana.) James Harrod, tenor. Graham Marr. baritone. Orchestra accompaniment. a 5926 12-inch $1.50 THE PEARL FISHERS. (Bizet.) AU FOND DU TEMPLE SAINT. (In the Depths of the Temple, i James Harrod, tenor. Graham Marr, baritone, In French, prchestra ac-, companiment. , /MINUET IN G, NO. 2. (Beethoven) Kathleen Parlow, violinist. Orchestra accompaniment. VALSE BLUETTE. (Air de Ballet.) (l)rigo-A uer.)Kathleen Parlow.vio-linistCharleii A.Prince at the piano. HELEN STANLEY, America': greatest prima donna. 'DON GIOVANNI. (Mozart.) "IN QUALI ECCESSI O NUMI." (In What Abynsea of Error.) Helen Stanley, soprano. In English. Orchestra accompaniment. . A 5912 1'2-inch \ $1.50 carmen. (Bizet.) micaela's AIR. (I Say That Nothing Shall Deter Me.) Helen Stanley, soprano. In , Italian. Orchestra accompaniment NINE INSTRUMENTAL RECORDS of exquisite merit by Little Symphony Orchestra, Taylor Trio, Miniature Orchestra, Prince's Orchestra, Refer (cellist) Don Richardson (violinist); Harry C. Browne, (banjo), Helen and Frank Ferera. Hawanan. POPULAR SONGS? Yes indeed the best of them, by Al Jolson, BcMiirmto Evan J)avies, M'J.O'Connell.Katherine Clark, Knickerbocker quartette and others. hear thai wtupendotit New York HIT "PoorButterfly"and "Th* Cent-urydrl". {A2167) ond (AS930)''Poor Butterfly ' and " You and I. DANCE RECORDS-they won't let your feet behave., of them-listen to "The Sunshine of Your Smile" and "The irLee Waltz". (AB921). E. a. ROBER ./-���' Prominent Canadian financier, president of the Montreal Trams Halifax Trams, and several other big corporations, who has.just.Joined tho directorates of the Western and British American Insurance compam ies. i .�:,��-. The Bulldogs Are Coming! COURT 8TAR, A.O.F. Are Holding an IN VITA TI ON DANCE Thiu'stlay March 1st IN THE K. P. HALL P A street car will be at the hall' after the dance. Admission: Gentlemen $1.00 Extra Lady 2Sc AT THE EMPRESS  "Love's Crucible" a big feature will be shown at the Empress tonight. The comedy feature is one of Timothy. Dobbs, that's me, featuring Carter DeHaven. The program is an exceptionally good one. AT STARLAND Did you ever, at the age of 17, surreptitiously borrow your father's dress suit-to make an .impression on your best girl? If. so^ifou will sympathize With Jack Pickford, who plays the part of William Sylvanus Baxter, who having renounced "women" forever, as all young men do at the discreet age of 17, falls promptly in love with Lola Pratt (Louise Huff) at sight. Imagine William's mortification when his father's colored servant, Genesis, informs him in the presence of Lola that'his father "Done want his open-faced clo's right away." .This is only one of the extremely amusing scenes in "Seventeen," at Starland tonight and tomorrow. Ten Betty Lee Waltz". (AB921) MORGAN KINGSTON, in "The and ''Kiss Me, Love" is exquisite. (A5909). songsters tunefully insist on your favor. i 52 � Columb a Records on Sale the 2()th of each month. Sun Down Sea" Five other brilliant 1 \\1 GRAFONOLAS and DOUBLE-DISC; KENNY & ALLIN GO., LIMITED The Drtig-Book Store Phone 1487 Next Dallas Hotel AT THE ORPHEUM The opening of the second chapter of "A Lass of the Lumberlands," the Special Tonight-Tomorrow [Jesse L. Lasky Presents Louise Huff and * Jtoclr Pickfoi-d In a delightful comedy drama, based on Booth Tarkington's novel "SEVENTEEN" � A most laughable and fascinating Paramount photoplay in ��:.'' five acts. "BOBBY BUMPS PROVIDES  A SUBSTITUTE" You saw Bobby fishing last week. He is funnier than ever lathis. ( Excellent Bray; Cartoon Comedy Signal-made Helen Holmes serial, to be shown . at the Orpheum tonight, shows "Dollar" Holmes in the offices of the lumber trjist in Capital City, laying the foundations for the great power and wealth he has set about piling up for himself. At the home of Greer; president of the Amalgamated, he receives a "telegram from Mb camp foreman saying that a thorough search DRAYING Of All Kinds WesternTransferCo. Limited Office-C P. r. Freight Sheds PHONES Office ........... 1163 Stables.......... 10M of the river has failed to recover the bodies ofHolmes' ^wife and infant daughter who, unknown to the camp, have been rescued from drowning and been given a permanent home with a logger farther down the stream.; Mr. Holmes immediately wins the consent of Florence, Greer's daughter, to marry him. A year passes, and his pas- STORAGE FURNITURE AND PIANO MOVING A . SPECIALTY. COAL AND DRAYING McLean Transfer sionate desire for a son is gratified. Twenty years elapse. Holmes has made himself tire dominating control of all the Amalgamated's vast interests. His son, Stephen, telegraphs' him that he has successfully pasaedj his final university tests and will start j for home at once on the- steamship I Marathon. ��� � Off 19c: -� Balmoral-Block ;�' Phone 1097. Residence: 524 Seventh St. S. Phone 1089\ � DRAYING OF ALL KINDS 1 COAL C. O. D. 1 PHONE 13 45 , Turner & WitcheU Office at Kennedy's 410 13th 8t . V-- * WORLD FEATURES PRESENTS LOVE?S CRUCIBLE FEATURING FRANCES NELSON TONIGHT Also Carter de Haven, the Famous Comedian In "Timothy Dobbs, That's Ms!* J -"He almost lands, ian angel." ^Ji PHEU TONIGHT "A LASS of the LUMBERLANDS' "THE WRECK IN THE FOG," Second episode of this new Helmss'phs novel .full of tense interest and thrills. Other QSodpletUrw^ ;