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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MOjNDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1916 NUMBER OG PULL STRONG FOR RED CROSS TO-MORROW FRENCH REGAIN ALL GROUND LOST AROUND VERDUN s S MINE Goes Down in the English Channel--Only 260 Are Saved BODIES ARE FOUND I.oiulon, Feb. lift.-OC ii total com-lilemcmt ol" III passengers iiiid crew on tlie PeniiiBiilar and Oriental line steamer Maloja. wliicli struck a mine! anil sank within half an lionr two! miles off Dover, Sunday, only liiio ar the narrow majority o�/!mne, tlie ofTiMal candidate, Hon. Lome Campbell, niinisier of mines, managed 'to.'nosij out the Liberal, Mayor Wilson. ;Mr. flampbell received 331 votes, and hi;-! chief opiionont, �Wilson, .'!22. W. A\'. Lefeaux. Socialist, got 111 votes, and it is admitted that the presence of the third candidate in the Held in Itossland accounted for the victory of the minister of mines. The News Advertiser, tho cliief government organ, admitted this morning that tho defeat of the minister of public works was a severe blow-to the nfew administration. Details of figures of the Vancouver contest ar^ (luoted below: .Macdonald 9592; Tisdall 5432; Taylor 1!14; spoiled 183. Jfajority for .Macdonald 41G0, Tomorrow Red Cross Day Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 29th, the leap year day of February, is Red Cross day in Lethbrldge, and over the whole province. The local Red Cross society Is bending every effort towards making Leth-brldge's contributions on this day as big as possible. Nearly every merchant In the city has fallen in line with offers of percentages of their business done tomorrow. The lump sum realized by this method will be later published. All merchants donating have cards in their windows advertising the fact. In addition, the ladles of the Red Cross have Instituted a "tag day" for tomorrow and hope to realize a considerable sum. In the evening a concert and dance Is being held In the Masonic hall. Everybody should do his little bit to aid in this great work of caring for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. French Retake All Ground Lost in the Hun Offensive Germany Will Not Give In to U.S. on Sub. Policy Washington, Feb. 28.-Germany's response to the request of the United States for assurances regarding the conduct of submarine warfare in the future is in the hands of Count Von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, who was prepared to present it to Secre- tary Lansing today. The answer shows that Germany Is determined not to recede from, her intention after March 1 to sink without warning all allied merchantmen which are armed, even If for defensive purposes only. � N Lieut. j\stloy Cooper, wlio Is now in charge of tlie guards at the. Intevn-nionl. camp at .AForrissey, second in command. Captains and other com-missionod olllcers have not yet been announced. This ia the fourth battalion liiat has been organized in this territory, but the lirst one to have its identity coupled witii the district.' MINEliS ELIMMIE OIN FORCES Thirly-llvc Indians from the Blood roserva havp boen given pol'miaslon by iho government to Join the ranks of tho overseas forces if they are wUUuB. A hie dance was hold on tho re-servo lust Wednesday night at which tlioro was a largo aitnndanco of Indians, both froni llio illood and Pol-gan rosarvuB. Bpout .loo Henley made li 'apoecli in wlilcli ho told his fellow tribesman that It was the duly ot tho IndiaiiB to .�!o and'help win tho but-tloH of the coiinlry, It /Is likely that noavly all the In-fllni/s who liavo gained ponnlsHldn to g^/wlll Join tho fovcoH. Fernie, Feb. 2".-The district convention of the delegates � oi: District iS, U. M. W. 01' A.. (luialKJd its busl-" n^ss Saturday afternoon, By tt unanimous vote Fernie was doslgunted as the place ot the asso'inbling of the next nliiiual convontipn, The, , only contentious matter botovo the convention, and which was doolded by a very > '> > St", ' , . The big citizens recruiting cam-paigu conies to nil end today, having completed its month's work. Us efforts in every direction have bebu attended with success. Its intluonoe has been felt not only In Lethbrldge but througliuut the entire district. Under the able chairmanship of F. \V. Downer, who has been .uutlrjug In his Work, iho campaign has brought nearly 200 recruits within the month to the doors ot the Klltle battalion racmlting oflloes. Meetings held through tho fllBtrict have had the result of stimulating reurulting, arid re* crultlng offlces haye been opened at nearly every point. Now that tlio Inill has been started rolling It it) hoped that tho military authorities Will be iiblo to follow up with active rooruit-lug by men In uniform. Chairman Downer has prepared a report of tho activities of' tho recruiting .campaign for Chairman Brymner of the publicity wmmlllee, wliieli' Is iireHontcd bolow. To tho Chairman, Publicity Committee, Citizen's Uecrultiiig lleadq'trs. Dear Sir,-I beg to inform you that the following business haii been transacted from this ottlce, for tho week ending ti'ob. liith. The I'ollowhiB towns have been furnished with a supply of recr.uitlng posters and also circular letters sent to the respective mayors and-reeves: Warner, Milk liiver. Grassy Lake, Burdett, Bow Island, I Foremost, Lomond, Retlaw, Travers, Magrath, Maple Creek, Wliinlfrod, Raymond, Nobloford, Barons, Car- MARKERS May wheat ........; - .... 107 July wheat .............. 107' May oats .................., 40 May flax.................... 204 Toronto, Feb. 28.-.lustice .Middle-ton today gave his freedom to Clar-mangay, Champion, Vulcan, Blackie,' enco .McCutcheon, tho youngest of tlie Stirling, Coleman, Blairmore, Frank, McCutcheon brothers, striking out all Cowley, Pakowki, Etzlkora, Nemls- the charges that tho crown laid cam, Coal City, BowvUle, Iron Springs i against him sojuirately and as a cou-Claresliolm, Staveiy, Nantou, Cayloy, splrator with his brothers, in a Granum. Tho press matter each week has scheme: to defraud the public. The . � court aiso struck out the crown's Taris, Feb. 2R.-German troops, by a surprise attack, have been successful In entering advanced French trenches near tiie Navrin farm, in tho Cliampagne sector. In the region to the north of Verdun the bombardment has continued with intensity, particularly in tho central sector and on the Frencii right. German forces Sunday evening made several attempts to capture the village of Douamont. Their efforts were broken by fiie resistanco of tlie Frencli troops, who withstood I lie most furious assaults. The situation at tho fort of Douamont is without change. This fort is closely encircled. In the Woevre district the Germans Sunday evening last assumed an attitude of great activity. Kix, after having changed hands several times, finally remains in possession of the French. All efforts'ot the Ger-mans against Hill-No. 22,5 near Eix, were without result. A German attack against French positions at Jlan-lieulles resulted In complete failure. French artillery is replying with energy to the bombardment of the Germans along this entire front. Germans Thrown Back Paris, Feb. 27 (Delayed)-Impetuous counter attacks by ITrench troops north of Verdun In which tho Germans were thrown back from many positions conquered by Uiem during-the first four days of the battle, according to reports from tho front, are considered as Inaugurating a focond phase of the great action under conditions most favorable to the defenders. Premier Briand told representa. tives of the press today how the tide was turned. "Caught between two barring fires," said -Mr. Briand, "covered with shrapnel from all sides, attacked by our fresh divisions surging upon the field ot battle at an unexpected moment, the Germans saw their ellforts stopped short. The struggle was a titanic one. Our heroic troops went into the melee frantically. Our light and heavy artillery dug sanguinary furrows in tho compact ranks ot tho Germans. "Finally exhausted, their ranks decimated, the German armies recoiled under our furious counter attack. Wo have regained the advantage. Installed upon our formidable positions, our heroic soldiers remained masters oC the field of battle." Germans Hold Fort Paris, Feb. 28.-Tlie French olllclal report of today shows the French lines In the immediate vicinity of Verdun are holding firm; tho German attack is developing along tho front to the east and southeast. At Fort Douamont. where the (Ight-Ing has. been lieaviest, the situation. Is unchanged. The fortress itself Is still held by the Germans. In the vil. luge ot Douamont, a few hundred yards from the fort, tliore was a furious struggle last night. The war ofllce announced that German attempts to capture the village resulted In failure. Southeast ot Verdun, over tho line bending so.uth to St. JUhiel, tho Ger-mans are pressing the attack. ThOi X^rench statement reports lutile German attacks against Manliuelles, ton miles southeast ot Verdun, which may Imllcate an advance In that quarter, although precise location ot tho front in this section has not been made known. German Report Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, N. y., Feb, 28.-Capture ot tho Navarin farm in tlie Champagne sector was announced by the war olfico today. , French positions on both aides ot. the Navarin farm, over a front at about 1600 yards, ware taken. It is said more tlian 1000 men and nine machine guns were captured. In tho: Verdun region fresh French reaervea . were exhausted In fruitless eftorta (Continued on Paqe 3) r- '� ........^ra';, been forwarded to the following local sixtli charge against the tAvo emaln- papers; Cardston Globe, Warner Ro- brothers, David and Gordon D, cord, Raymond Leader, Bow Island =Vf �^ Uovlew, Grassy Lake Gazette, Taber defrauding the Maytalr Investors. WEATHER High........................ 30 Low ........................ 23 Forecast: Easterly .winds, cooler, wltti local snow falls, u , Times, Vulcan Advocate, Carmaugay Sun, Clavaaholm Review, Nanton News, Macleod Spectator, Pincher Creek Echo, Colbman Bulletin, Blairmore Enterprise. Public ineetlngs have been arranged and held In tho lollowlng towns; Grassy ].,ake, Claresholm, PlncUei' Creek, Granum, Magrath, Cardston, Milk River, Tabor, to be followed .iCONTlNUIilD ON, PAGE SBVEiN) .,! Limited, an English syndicate, out ot $u5,000. HONORS FOR ST. PAUL MAN St. Paul, Minn., Feb, 26,-King Haakon, of Norway, through his mlnlstor to tho United States, H. Bryn, tonight bestowed upon E. H. Hobe, Norwegian consular representative . hare, tho title ot commander ot tho Order ot St. Olaf, lu recognition of tho Itittor's 2D yoRvs ot consular soyvlce, Hospital Ship Strikes Mine London, Fel>. 28.-The 'sinking oC' the hospital sh.lp Mareohiaro ' near Sanjiovanul di Meduui Albanla,'l8 rg- � ported In a dispatch trom Home to..tli�' lixchango Telegraph Co. The/ven^" sal Is said to have struck an'Austrltm'j^ mint*. It is reported there wei'^'aumi',* UerloBB vlctluiju  ' > '-yif 1055 74 4649 C89B 11611554 41?4 ?63388 29 ;