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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta j Grain Commissioners Receive Memorandum of Board of Trade and Hear Evidence of Farmers - Statistics of Shipments Through Here for Sixteen Months. LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT COULD HAVE - FILLED CALGARY ELEVATOR EVERY MONTH .ix/ei /With prominent farmers present Iroin a radius of 75 miles and a strong Relegation from' the Lethbridge Board I Trade; making in all a delegation of dose to 100 farmers and business men, he Board of .Grain Commissioners paid a session in the Board of Trade Dins'this morning at which they rare asked: ' 1. To establish an internal storage plavator at Lethbridge, and, To establish' Lethbridge as a iraln inspection point. [A very strong memorandum setting fortlrpLethbrldge's claims -.for a ter-alnal elevator was presented to ?ommlssioners Jones and Staples, rbls memorandum was presented with be booking of the Lethbridge Board pf Trade by President Marnoch, after �hioh direct evidence was taken from tbout fifteen -of the leading farmers t th* district. At the conclusion of the hearing Chairman Jones of the Commission paid that they could do no,more than; Amend, in any case, and that they] fould': lake, the' lethbridge Claim's, rhich1 had been very ably presentcdj under "advisement and would report aarebn. to the Dominion governmeut. Grain Lying Open That' there are thousands of bushels the crop iying in the open in tDutherri Alberta, deteriorating and therWise suffering from the ele-ie�t'S;~"*vA that this volume of grain will have-to- be' hauled to the market luring the ooming spring and summer rben ' ciarnd �iat long haul many,fib- ers'have to their'_ local elevatorB is aggravated by the 'fact that they cannot be sure of when they bring in the grain. He also called attention to the'petitions for an'internal elevator here which has been forwarded to the minister of trade and commerce. On those petitions, 15,000 farmers were represented. �L. H. Jelllff of Haley, said he had been before the commission some three or four years ago on the same subject, and the matters of which he had complained then were in existence today in an aggravated form. He declared a great grain country had been opened up, but no storage facilities had been provided. The railway ( Continued on Pads �) Memorandum A Complete Summary.. of. the Argument of the Lethbridge Board of Trad* Preiunted to : the Grain Commission This Morning In Support, of the , Establishment of" an Internal Elevator Here. '' London, Feb. 27.-The German do-, stroyer raid ot the unfortified town* of Broadstairs and Margate, was not lacking in grim humor. Lord _ North-cliffe's house is well within the lire zone, and the famous editor happened' staying there. His � ox'j>tri-ence was that about eleven-thirty mere than a dozen star shells lit the locality up, then for six minutes shraonel burst all over the place, knocking his library wall out and killing a woman and baby, fifty yards away. The shells appeared to be fired from three miles to aeaward.' This is not the first time/Lcjrd Northcllffe. was under fire, literally, in this war, to say nothing of his activities as a metaphorical target for all dilatory officialdom. The incident added zest' when it is recalled ' that the German press a while ago" denounced him in a strident chorus as the most hated Englishman. A Margate spepial dispatch says the first indication of the attack on Margate was a brilliant illumination of star shells, and the sound of the firing of vessels at sea, which came from east Qf the town. This was followed by several shells, The bombardment lasted six minutes. -,'A number of shells fell on the town-and in the immediate neighborhood; Rermarkably little damage was done. The majority of shells fell in the fields. Few failed to explode.. The roofs of two houses were damaged. In another part of town & fchell exploded in the grounds of the almshouse, the only result being to frighten the aged inmates. The inhabitants of the little village between Broadstairs and Ramsgate are still dazed by the suddenness of the bombardment. The only building in the village hit was the old-fashioned cottage which was struck years ago by a thunderbolt, Here Mrs. Morgan, who had rusl|ed upstairs and snatched up her youngest child,, a baby girl of two years, was injftantly killed. The baby died two hours later. Two other children who werii in bed, aged 9 and 7,were seriously injured. Another child, aged five, escaped with bruises. In the outskirts-pf the village, shells fell in the fields anvil roads, one smashing a telegraph polgf, and another damaging an unoccupied house. > > ? * JM'tf*',^sliiirtB'.' -went through, this,; railway, yarcIS' at Lethbridge: : " "' '�' :, ' '.'� -v : '}� ,  From the same lines:%he shipments of grain of the 1916 crop amounted to oyer 19,600,000 bushels for the period up to January 31, 1917.-.� Of this quantity approximately 15,000,000 bushels' moved through the railway yards at Lethbridge. It is estimated that about ^-tseyen million bushels of grain are still on the farms and in the c6untry elevators on this division. During the shipping seasons of 1915-16 and 1916-17 embargoes, were placed on shipments, 'and-the local elevators being filled to 'capacity, farmers were prevented from " hauling their grain to' market' at times-when _______ they and' their teams were otherwise miles, according to unemployed; and later on,  in'.'., 'the j port from British spring time, they had perforce to haul grain to market when the roads were in bad condition and when the labor of themselves and their'teams,would have been most profitably employed in plowing and seeding.. Such.'facts require only to--be stated to Wave slt become apparent that' if provision can be made for rehef'Id--transportation conditions when such circumstances arise, such provision should be made. An interior, storage elevator ,at Lethbridge 'would act as 'a safety valve in the movement of-grain destined for either the Atlantic or the Pacific at times when, transportation is difficult. At such times grain could flow from.-seven different directions into Lethbridge; the rolling stock employed would have a very -great Working efficiency for.getting grain part of its way from the farms to the markets, and that efficiency would be elastic and^ could be quickly utilized just where" most needed. ''�� One engine, cars and crew would have a probable efficiency of at least eight to one in movements into and out from Lethbridge from the grain lines, converging, there, as compared Penetrate German'Lines Depth of Two Miles-Another Strong Point Taken London, Feb. 26.-The British advance along the Ancre river has attained a depth of two miles, and fcx-tends along a front of about eleven the official, re headquarters in France tonight. The text reads:  -"Thq movements referred to in the communications Saturday and Sunday were maintained,during tlie day on both banks of the Ancre. Our advance extends over a front' of about 11 miles from east of Gueude-court to south of Gommecourt, and has attained a depth of two miles. . "In addition to the village of Ser-re, reportecT"-yesterday, we now occupy the strong point known as Butte, de Warlencourt and the villages of Warlencourt-Baucourt, Pys 'and Mir-aumont. We have reached ..the outskirts 'of La Barque, Irles and Piiis-ieux-aux-Mont." s Distributed Over 10,000 Farm Hands (Special to the Herald). Edmonton, Feb. 27. - During the year 1916 according to the statistical records of the publicity branch of the department of agriculture, 10,897 men were directly distributed through it for work on the farms of Alberta. Of this, number 2600 wrere sent from the Edmonton office, 2,138 from the office of the dairy commissioner at Calgary and 3,000 from Sarcee camp. An office was also opened in Lethbridge courthouse from which 277 were sent out. In addition 2,000 were distributed through Winnipeg and 882 secured from British,Columbia points, making a total in all of 10,897. ( * Freight  Ploughs Through Ex-. press^-Every|Occupant of -Sleeper Bfe%tsrDeath .Altoona, Pa., FjM^, 27.-At least 20 pefsdns w.ere killed ind several others, were;injOTed--whenya/fast freight train crashed into the rear1 of \ the Mercantile Express on the Pennsylvania railroad, at Mount Union, 4? miles east of here, . early today. The seriously hurt were-jtaken to Huntingdon. The express train had stopped and its airbrakeB were being tested, when, in the midst of a dense fog, a heavy freight train struck it. There were three sleeping cars attached to the express,' all of steel construction. The freight engine plowed into the passenger train, causing the rear coach to be split asunder. . None of the passenger coaches left the track, but six of the freight cars coal-laden, were hurled down a forty-foot embankment. * It was slow work reaching the dead and injured because the three sleeping, cars were almost inextricably massed together. The Bellewood, the LINERS ARRIVE SAFELY New York, Feb. 26:-The Associated Press today says: The British steamship Lapland, of the White Star line, arrived safely at Liverpool from New -York yesterday afternoon, ac-| cording to cable advices announced ' today by the agents hero. She carried 91 passengers, of whom 22 are United States citizens. / The French line steamship Espagne arrived safely at Bordeaux, Friday at 6 p.m., according to a cablegram received at the line's office. She carried 67 United States passengers. The Anchor line steamship Tus-cania, which sailed from- New York Feb. 16 With 18 passengers, including tour United States citizens, has arrived safely in Glasgow, the line was informed' by- cable today. **�?>J*�y " TIRPITZ' FRIENDS GERMAN GOVT. Available Sites (Continued on Page 6) At the conclusion of the sitting of the Board elf Grain Commissioners this morning, enquiring into the question of aA internal storage elevitor here, Commissioner Staples asked President Marnoch to prepare a Memorandum of the"' available sites, cost of power and otier data which would be necessary in case the Dominion government were to grant the request. It is said to be the purpose of the promoters of this movement to hold meetings in all large towns of Germany, and also to obtain the support of newspapers for the purpose of forcing a change in the head of the government. Socialist and Liberal newspapers condemn this action. Amsterdam, via London, Feb. 27.- According to a telegram from Berlin, thirty supporters of Admiral Von Tir-pitz. former minister-of the navy, including Count Von-Hoensbroech, have rear car, had split apart, and the car|.ha "T plowed into the second. All ' those within the Bellewood were made prisoners, and the rescuers for a long time were unable to reach' them. The .wreck blockaded traffic for several hours.  A Pennsylvania railroad official said the.list of dead might exceed twenty. Company officials said it was the duty of the engineer of the freight, A." T. Cook of Harrisburg. to get off his engine^ walk ahead and look at the signal .in case of fog rather than fun past it. Cook suffered a crushed leg. He had only recently been promoted to the throttle, it was said. He declared the block signal at '^MU" tower, a mile and a half from Mount Uuion, showed white, indicating a clear track.. His fireman and . brakeman, who. were in the cab when the tower was passed, are reported to have told him'it was green, which would indicate another train was in the block. Senate Will Give Power to Wilson to Use the Naval Forces and Naval Militia-Situation Assumes Graver Aspect- Laconia Sunk Without Warning-12 Lost. TWO U."S. WOMEN DIE FROM EXPOSURE -U. S. MEMBERS OF CREW PERISHED Indians of Blood Reserve Send $440 to Macleod Branch of Red Cross FOR 78TH BATTERY Why We Need the Elevator Southern Alberta co'uld have1 filled a 2,500,000 buBhel internal elevator at Lethbridge once'every month for the 16 months from October T, 1915 to January 31,-19t7,iandvthree times,over for good measure, wjtlithe grain produced in the immediate district, which has passed thvough the C, P. R. terminals hero during: that time. These are not idle figures; they represent'' aottfal j|hri9',ijibyejntat8,.ln> Southern Alberta-, since'the 1916 crop waB harvested 'and started on its way to the world's markets. , Following are the figures which^toll of the grain production in the Lethbridge division of the C. P. R. during the past two years: Shipped from 1915 crop .....'..........;..... 39,000,000 bushels Shipped from 1916 crop .. ,\.....................19,500,000 bushels Still to ship (estimated)......................9,000,000 bushels Held fdr feed and seed (two years)/................ 10,000,000 bushels /'- ." '-- '�� 1. . Grand Total......._______:........ 77,500,000 bushels Of this volume, it is estimated that 75 per cent, is wheat, or 58,125,'-000 bushels. "/ -.�>', , , Shipped through Lethbridge (1916 crop)........... 32,000,00Oushel8 Shipped through Lethbridge (1910 crop to Jan. 31;) 15,000,000 bushels � -. -. 1 �:,',�&�--.  /---- . ' T^tttl.ahipmertt|i,through Lethbridge............ 47,000,000 bushels It is conservatively-estimated that: the total value of the 1915 and cropin lhedl^trici-.-:r ' v'� 'total, of 13 Lost '��'..{'J/!t London, Feb.'27.-A later telegram, from Consul Frost gave the total number of persons landed from the Laconia as 281, out of the: 294 on board. Of the 13 lost, Ave were drowned and eight died from exposure and were buried at sea. Six persons are in hos-pitals at Queenstown, the telegram, said. Their condition is not serious.  No Immediate Action Washington, Feb. 27.-After receipt-of the word that two United States women and eight United States negroes had lost their lives as a result of the sinking of the Laconia, it was . indicated in official quarters that no immediate, action would be taken by President Wilson, but that, renewed' pressure would be brought to bear on' congress to grant, the additional authority requested by him. While offi-, cial comment was withheld pending full investigation, the Laconia incident was looked upon as serious. r Officials' Report New York, Feb. 27.-The following cablegram was received here early today by the Cuuard line officials from the Liverpool office: "Regret to advise you. Mrs. Hoy and daughter,1 also C. P. Ivat, are dead and were buried, at sea. Dr. Fortunat Zyndel and Wm.' I. Robinson, cabin passengers, are unaccounted for. In the second cabin. William Evri\ is unaccounted for, as' ' are two firemen, three coal trimmers,, ship's. barber, from the crew, making a total of twelve dead and missing, from the ship." Two Torpedoes Fired Queenstown, Feb; 27.-Four pass-v engers are among those sent to hospitals. Their injuries'.. are slight.; Among the four is Dr. Hawke, rest-; dent of San Francisco, who said: hev was playing a game of bridge in the-ship surgeon's room, when.he heard a crash and guessed that the ship had., been attacked by a submarine. ' He said that the first .torpedo struck the; liner aft on the starboard side and everyone made for the life preservers?' The passengers previously had beefjr instructed lit boat drill, and got into' the boats without panic. He continued: "(The submarine -returned after we had got into the boats and fired another torpedo, which put .out the lights, and was followed by a .terrific explosion: Tho ship must ULv'e been sunk soon after. A.'second-'tbr-pedo, mind you, was fired, although tho lifeboats were close to the vessel,-and the crew of the submarine could:.;npt' have failed to see us as it was moon*' light. It was about 9,30' p.m. on Sunday when we took to the boats, and about, three o'clock on the following morning when We were picked up;" -  Dr. Hawke gave the highest .pra^o; to the behavior of the women and* children, and said that the captain and :' crew were marvelouB. It appears that two boats,reached Bantry. W^th] 22 people, eight of - the' occupants hav:; ing.''died fromfexposure^, Among^thdsS;.: slaved was the singer, K Miss M1U1& Siklosi, of Paris. The bodies of eight persons who died were, c'onsiKned'.tt):^ the deep; Among the Laconia's;. Are*: men were 16 American-negroes. ;?.?>,:;,' Excellent Discipline x London, " '.Feb, '�; '^W.^wf^i^ciBj^| Queenstown; dispatch; :t^^!Bl^ro|^g| ;Special to the Herald) Macleod, Feb. 26.-A -very 'splendid donation was received this . week: at the Red Cross depot from the follow* ing Indians of the Blood Reserve.. The Indian Agent, W. 3. Dilworth,'presented a cheque of $440: Shot Both Sides $25; Running Antelope $25; Running Crane $25; Shot Close $25;- Three Guns $20; Cecil Tallow $25; . Chief Body $25; Bob Riding Black Horses $20; Heavy Head $25; Emil Bulishield $20; Joe Bulishield $25; Cross Child $25; Rabbit $20; Tallow. $20; W- 'P; Wadsworth-$20; Calling Antelope $25; John Cotton $26; Plaited Hair ,$25\-Mike Oka $20-total $440.00. This is only the beginning of contributions by the Blood Indians. Twenty-five of these braves have en-, listed and are now serving King and country. Those at home are helping thus to keep things going and. con-, tributing of their means to the Red1 Cross. * St. John, N. B, Feb. 26-Gloucester the only county in New Brunswick which did not participate Saturday in the provincial general elections, today confirmed the overthrow pf the Conservatives as the province's government party. Gloucester county elects four members of the legislature. The four liberal candidates were elected today, with good majorities, the vote, being slightly more than 2 . to 1 in favor of the opposition candidates on a fairly heavy poll. With Bisonette and St. Joseph, twp small polls, which are expected to go opposition, to hear . from, the vote stands: - Opposition-J. P. Byrne, 3,488; P. J. Veniet. 3,470; S. R.Legere, 3.425; J. G .Robichaud, 3344. Government-F. C. B. Young, 1672; M. J. Robichaud 1668; J. B. Hachey 1649; Albert Robichaud; 1552. / (Continued ox PAOE*Stxfc 4 65 ;