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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta $ LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917, x NUMBER 67 WINNING IN EAST AND WEST FAMOUS RIDERS OF PLAINS IIT 0 NEW FORCE ..... / Provincial Police Take Charge March 1-Several Constables ' Already Appointed )ETAILS OF POWERS OF THE NEW FORCE To Use 2000 Machines For Great Development Plan for Bigger Production Tomorrow the Riders of the Plains vlll" give over, officially, their duties las keepers of law and order in Alberta to the newly organized provincial police. Unofficially, it is expect--pd that it will be a week or ten days before the Mounted Police Patrols Jire called in arid the provincial force (really takes charge. ] "I expect a number of men down Jfrom Edmonton today," but don't ex-|pect to get all my patrols out," said spec'tbr Piper of "D" division this nornirig. It is-understood about 75 .nen have been sworn in by the provincial' force out of about 125 who vill be needed.  - Inspector Piper has made provision for the following disposition of his forces in'this district: Lethbridge, headquarters, inspector and seven men; Medicine . Hat,, Scrgt. Pisner and two men; Coleman, two oen; Bellevue, Pincher Creek, Mac- ____ Claresholm, Nanton, Vulcan, rfagrath, Cardston, Etzikom, Tabei', } Tansy' Lake' and Retlaw, one man each.. ..*,'; ... Some of the men are already on duty at their Stations. At Taber. ex- JOHN DHYSDALE One of the first of Lethbridgo's young men to enlist at the opening of the war. The above picture was taken in England where he is convalescing from wounds. His father is also on active service. act of alberta e EVERY POSSIBLE FOOT OF SOIL TO_BE USED Scene pi British Operations in Persia- Will Provide Loans to Farmers For The Cost of Farm Operations London, Feb. 28.-"We want 2,000 land American tractor plows for use of a civilian army of night ploughers which are about to enlist throughout the British Isles," said Sir Arthur Lee, director-general of food production, to the Associated Press. This new department, which is a growth of Germany's submarine campaign, aims at the enlistment of several hundred thousand civilians to cultivate every available bit of soil. "We hope to make tractor ploughs fill the gaps caused by the shortage in labor," continued Sir Arthur. "For this occasion we are going to import 2,000 or as maryr as we can. from America. We are going to equip them with headlights for night ploughing. Laborers can only work eight hours, but tractors can work 24 hours. They will be driven chauffeurs their mechanic- ... .. ________ "Behind every plough will be skilled,farmers. " "" ' ' ' '""  key . En Turkish Troops ? Brih'skTroops Sc*\e. in Miles 1 3 + s h 7 8 MtfftlRi'JAH PRECIPITATE RETREAT THE TIGRIS; DEFENCES CRUMU British Forces in Mesopotamia Are Pursuing Turks Now Fa? Beyond Kut-el-Amara-Cavalry Penetrate 30 Miles to North-Much Material Abandoned by Turks LAST DEFENCES OF BAPAUME IN FRANCE ARE NOW IN BRITISH HANDS .' . (Special to the Herald) / Edmonton, Peb. '28.-The Alberta ,VJ ,, _____ __________ . - j Co-operative Act authbrizes the br- Jhief' Constable Campbell has been ganization of . cooperative Vcredit .-��bo-iDpointiiir at � Vulcarii ex-Corp. Har-� cletjes through: "which. Joans, may be .1- -� �... �UlnnniaA Pnlir.fi is .ir 1 - �  - - - '----�-- "* plf of the Mounted Police is in Icharge, alid;'it Plhcher Creek, ex-constable Kelly of the Mounted Po- tCG " � The^department of public works are noving their offices today from the obtained for paying the cost of farm operations, particularly, the' purchase of seed, feed and other supplies; implements and machinery^ live stock; the payment of the cost of carrying on any farming, ranching, dairying or aoving men uint;ca on any Liuuuug, jo-in-iims, ..e - lasement of the court house, and In- other like" operations, and the cost of ____...... r�l---- Jr. jncfnllintf hftl hPflfl. _______1__ii,nti,M, TllO PjVnMfll Bpector Piper is installing his head quarters there. -Powers of the Police preparing for cultivation. The capital of each society shall not be less than $3000, upon which not less 'than 20 -Powers or tne i-ouce ;$30uu, upon wnicn noi iesa iu�u, (Special to the Herald) per cent. .must be paid In cash and Edmonton, Feb. 28.-The Alberta I tne balance secured by the subscrib-trovincial police act provides for the, - ,s promissory nctes payable to the establishment of the force with head quarters in the city of Edmonton un-tlie control of three commission-The force shall not exceed 150. The superintendent and the assistant ef two justices of the Proving and | shareholders. -Such stock shall be shall be coroners for the province. /The inspectors shall be ex-ofiicio justices and cdroners. Each member of [the force shall have power to- act |under the game, prairie fires, school attendance;-, noxious weeds, motor (vehicles, theatres and pool rooms laws and ordinances as well as "under the intoxicating liquor act. The powers in regard to the latter enactment will materially-.assist in the enforcement of the law and in the suppression of what are known as blind pigs. : . ' x Scale of Salaries The following is the scale of pay: Superintendent $4000; assistant superintendent $3000; inspectors $2500 per* annum; sergeant-major $5.00 per diem; each detective, who will be; required to furnish his own horse and equipment and pay all expenses except railway fares, $5.00 per diem; {each special constable, detective, pnd sergeant, $4.00 per diem: each (corpora), ,$3.5.0- per diem; each con-Istable $3.00 per diem; extra pay on authority of the board, $1- per diem. - Pension Fund . Prevision is made for the establishment by the board of a pension fund, |the amount of the pension being such sum or sums such as the constable has paid Into theyfund at his retire-aaent plus 5 per cent, simple interest. For the purposes of the fund a deduction of 5 per cent, shall 'be made from the salary of every member of the force. The board may from time to time enter into an agreement with any city, town, village or rural municipality or any other person or corporation for the-use or employment iof members of the force to carry out |the laws of the province or under the: criminal code, Including the municipal bylaws.' '', . __ Washington, D. C, Feb. 28.-The situation in congress fell iuto a tangle again today and prospects that there would be an extra session were not so promising as they were last night. 5 can work 24 hours. They ; The house foreign affairs committee reported the bill to /en by taxi-cab drivers and empower the president to protect United Stales rights against who will be able to learn 1 /~i *,__  1  , . , _ p-i inism in a few hours. i Uie.. German.sju^oiarinc menace, but with changes which arc un-ery plough win be skill- welcome to the *f dministralioii. It declined to make provision They will be assisted by for the president- to use "other instrumentalities" which he TlS',nTde,f,,s objectors, desires, and prohibited giving government war insurance to members of home defense forces and .,. . .* v ;.: " � � women. In this way we hope to munition snips. � produce enough food to make us inde-1 The tyU ,i;6rted yesterday by Uife. senate foreign relations pendent of outside heiivas long as the committee is"pTallv-agreeable to-the -president The/ twp bTawf'o nToducensufffcLent ^fled }�eas�res be reconciled in some way, although the president the people in time of peace, but are has S,ven notice that he expects no malerud changes. "   � --------------- WOMEN SOLICITORS > RECOGNIZED * London, Feb. 28. - Lord Buckmaster, in the House of Lords last .evening, had the satisfaction of securing a second reading, wiihout division, of his bill to enable women to practice as solicitors. ? ? ? The Nursing Mission, an iri-stitution in Lethbridge which hafr accomplished a great deal of good among the needy of the city, is in need of financial assistance, and a canvass of the city will shortly be made in ah endeavor to secure systematic monthly contributions. This organization was formed some eight years ago and is maintained entirely through the generosity of the citizens. During the past year the mission board has found it exceedingly-difficult to meet expenses, contributions having fallen off owing to so many demands for funds. There are few in the city who are not acquainted with the good &ork that is being done by this institution, and to those who do not know, information is gladly given. Everyone can aid the mission. No contribution is too small to be made welcome. *% ? ? ? ? ? : > * ?> ? * * * * * * * * * * * * * .:. :. : : : > rev. c. e. cragg is \ called by wesley Decks Cleared for Action On Important Legislation Government to Provide Securities at. Good Rate of Interest For Investments By Residents of Alberta ' (Special to the rtbrald) Edmonton, Fob, ,27,-With an amendment regretting that: the government had not seen tit to appoint a royal commission to Investigate charges preferred by the opposition at the last session of the legislature, which on a straight party vote was d.efeated by 26 to 12, tile debate on the address concluded' Jit.the legislature this evening and the decks, cl.ear- At A ,___.i . .tl , , v. 11 eA ior ''oat legislative action to be At a meeting of the official board! immediateiy taken advantage of by �f Wesley church last evening, Rev. I the introduction of a number of bills 0. .15. "Cragg, B.A., B.D., of Napanee, by members of the ijjoyornment.' was invited to the pastorate to sue '',. T1,e ^ IntroduceJ and^reatf a first .-. v ,� 1 ,, ,,, ,, , . , . time were: farmer's llian,bill and the eed Rey. G, H. Cobbledick, whose provincial loans act lmemlmnt bill am oxpiros in Juno. , J the co-oimrative credft" bill, by Hon C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer.-A bill for the formation of the Alberta' police force by Premier Sifton; the hospital bill, and bills to amend the town, village, rural municipalities and local improvement acts by Hon ;Wilfrid Garlepy, minister of municipal affairs, and a bill to amend the succession duties act by Mr. MilQhell. The following private bills were also read a'first time; to amond ,the Athabasca' Valley railway act, Edmonton City charter, Brule Lake Railway act and bills to incorporate the Alberta Guarantee Fidelity company and the Imperial Security insurance company. ' ' As reported by the house commit-] tee, the bill was as follows: "That) the president of the U. S. be, and is j hereby authorized and empowered to supply merchant ships, the property of citizens of the United States and bearing the registry of the United States, with defensive arms and also with necessary ammunition and means of making use of them in defence against unlawful attack, and that he be and is hereby authorized and empowered to protect citizens of the United States against unlawful attacks while in their lawful pursuits on the high seas." i This eliminates the provisions which would have empowered the president to employ^ such other "instrumentalities and methods as may in his judgment and discretion seem necessary and adequate." The bill would provide a $1,000,000,-000 bond issue and authorize'presi-dent to transfer the bonds to war risk insurance, but contains this phrase prohibiting the insurance of munition ships: "The said bureau of war risk shall not insure any arms or munition or any vessels carrying arms and ammunition consigned to belligerent countries or any citizen thereof." ! Senator Flood said this provision would permit' the arming aud protection of, munition ships but would not permit their insurance by the government. That the senate will take no action on the armed neutrality bill until the house has passed the measure was practically assured today after a conference between Senator Stone, chairman of- the foreign relations committee, and Representative Mann, house Republican leader. Mr. Mann declared the senate could not act on the bill providing for the issue of bonds until it had been passed by the house. . Chairman Flood will report the bill to the house tomorrow and endeavor to secure a rule during the day for its consideration. GERARD SAISFOR HOME Corunna, Spain, Feb. 28__Jas.  W. Gerard, former United States ambassador at Berlin, sailed today, on the steamship "Infanta Isabel" for Havana. The steamer i� expected to reach that port March 8 or 9. The Infanta Isabel Was filled to capacity, carrying 750 in the steerage: a. Hi. C. TAKES OVER London, Feb. 28.-The British are continuing to advance rapidly on tha Tigris front. The official announcement Was made here today that on Monday the Turks were- being engaged on the left bank of the river, more than thirty miles west and northwest of Kut-el-Amaya. The announcement follows: "The report dispatched late Monday by tho general officer commanding in Mesopotamia gives the following: Close pursuit of the retreating enemy has been steadily maintained throughout Monday and our advanced troops were this afternoon' engaging the enemy from throe sides at'a point on the left bank of the Tigris, over thirty miles northwest of Kut-el-Amara. During his flight the enemy has abandoned quantities of arms, ammunition, tents, equipment and stores of all kinds, and has thrown-some of his guns, including four 5.9 howitzers, into the river. "Tho British gunboat Firefly, which was lost on the retreat from Ctesii phon, has been re-captured and in addition one Turkish ship has been taken and one destroyed. ^ _ "The total number of prisoners taken on Sunday amounted to 360. All reports for today have not yet been received, but up to the present our captures are 11 officers and 150 men." ' BAPAUME DEFENCES FALLEN Paris, via 'London, Feb. 28.-The-double event of the British army's victories and the progress at Kut-el-Amara and the Ancre has been greeted here and is watched closely as a gratifying recognition of British achievement by the Vhole French press. However, iu the absence of details of the German retreat at Bapaume, French military experts still doubt its exact military importance. While prepared to admit that, it is frankly realized that the new departure in trench warfare is mainly the result of the tre-' mendous pressures of the British army, especially the artillery. . i La Liberte's correspondent in North France concludes his dispatch today as follows: "Examination:of the German communication showed the enemy's retreat was faiiiy precipitate. He put^out of action such machines as he had not time to remove by nightfall. His front has not yet become fixed. When,, the British. communiques display less reserve British effort will astound" everybody;''' : ' -  . :. ; " "Andre Tudesqu, the Journal's correspondent.at .the British front, whites: "The final defences of Bapaume have-fallen. Without fighting the Germans fell back rather than run the risk bf disastrous casualties." The mystery of this simple victory is especially due to the terrifying efficiency of the new gas shells, which were tried at Beaumont-Hamel in December, and Grandecourt in February. The art of lob.g distance killing has been carried to a wonderful pitch. British Raid a great number Director General* of Medical Service for Returned Men To Be Appointed/ Ottawa, Feb. 27.-Sir Edward Kemp minister of militia, in a statement given out this evening, makes the important announcement that in future the Canadian Army Medical Corps will take charge of the work of the military hospitals commission. The statement also contains the announcement that it intended to create a new office, to be known as the director of medical services' invalids. The minister's- announcement is as follows: "It is intended to create a new office in connection with the C. A. M. C, to be known as the director of medical services invalids. The officer who will be selected to fill this responsible post will have full responsibility in dealing with and administering the medical and surgical work in connection with returned soldiers, and his activities will bo directed from the headquarters staff, department of militia and defense, Ottawa. It will be his duty to strengthen the personnel of the Canadian Army- Medical Corps sufficiently to meefall the ne cessities of the case, by enlisting those experienced doctors who are willing to volunteer for service. "In the meantime, and until arrangements are completed, the work is being carried-on by the military hospitals commission, in conjunction with and under the advice of the medical officers of\ the C.A.M.C., department of militia and defense." Hun Town London, Feb. 28.-British aeroplanes made a raid over German territory Sunday, attacking the iron works near Saarbruecken, in Rhenisch-, Prussia, jbout SO. miles beyond the border. The following official account of the attack was given out here today: \ . "On Sunday naval aeroplanes raldecKthe Brebach iron works, bJ/2 miles southeast of Saarbruecken. There were several air encounters. One hostile machine was destroyed." BULLETINS RUSSIAN FRONT Petrograd, Feb. 28. - German forces yesterday attacked tfae Russian position on both .'sides, of the Jacobsnl ' Kimpolung highroad, says the Russian official 'statement, issued today, and occupied heights two miles southwest of the village of Valputnal A Russian counter-attack won back from the Germans the heights near the rail Way line, but elevators on both sides of the highroad remain in the hands of the Teutons. Enquiries 200 Per Cent. Mor* Since First of Year, Than Ever Before MARKETS Spot wheat ................. "8^4 Local track wheat ........... 161|b May Wheat ................. 179% Local track oats ............ i^'/a May oats .........'.......... ,��% iMay flax................. 258^ > *> > * a % > % $ U. S. HAS NOT 500000/ MEN WHO WOULD FIGHT The following wire was received over the private wire of Baird and Botteroll, grain brokers, this morning: Washingtck., Feb. 2S.-Wilson claims it is impossible to raise 500,000 men in the States that would fight. : ? ? * * ? * : : .> > * FRENCH FRONT Berlin,1 Feb. 28, (By wireless). -Lively outpost fighting' in sev-eral sectors of the Franco-Belgian front Is reported in today's armv headquarters statement. In the Aisne sector the French after tak-' ing a German out.lost: position, were driven off In a counter-attack and the jGermans who had. been taken prisoners were set free. WANTS INDEMNITY ' - New York, Feb. 27.-The Standard Oil company will seek indemnity for the'destruction of its oil properties iu Rumania at the time of the German invasion in that\ country. ^ � (Continued on Page 4). WEATHER High .... . Low ... -Forecast: 21 6 'Fair, no' change. OFF WITIT^USTRIA Washington, Feb. 28.-Complete arrangements for. the Withdrawal of United States diplomatic and consular officers from Austria-Hungary have, been made by Ambassador Penfield,-. on instructions from the state department. /' ,:. w,.. "Enquiries for Southern Alberta lands have been 200 per cent, greater to date this year than they have been / iu the same period during the past four or five years." I ' This statement was made to H. A'. Suggitt of Coaldale, who has just re? turned from a trip to Seattle and Van- '"' couver, by CP. R. land agents in those cities. In Seattle especially the f enquiry for dry land in Southern Al-berta is especially keen. Mr. Suggitt says he notes a vety different at- t titude on the part of Americans to-ward coming into Canada since Presl- B dent Wilson broke off diplomatic rela-tions ^jth Gerraaoy,'and a big influx i of new settlers may now be expected ^ during the spring and summer. , While in Seattle Mrv Suggitt saty ' 4". Potatoes jump from $75 to $85 per tori, f wholesale \n one day. A potato order costs 10 cents in any Seattle restaur- ' ant now. Mr. Suggitt predicts $75' per ; '* ton potatoes in Lethbridge this spring, '* I and urges potato growers to make1 pro-�' �,��; vision for seed without delay. -1' *.� /�.. british losses lighter now /-''London, Feb. 28.-British cas-- / : ualties during February reached � a total of 1243 officers and 17,186 . men. February figures., for British casualties show a total, a- . .7 little more than half that for ^Jap- . �-uary, despite the fact that there / A has been considerable, fighting^ on ,the Somme during- the' .month., i ' ^ The February total of_ 18,428; cornet' 2 pares with a total; orV32,�S4!-fomwiU"'c .. January. Officers' casualties* fpr/^f.* February, howeveT,; :..:-we/�:^�^fers.i��S' ..slder�bly'-ire�Uri'.'tlwn^?�pr%*|(�K!�^j month preceding,: when'.jthey 960 as , compared w|th,the paai �,� = month's 12W^??U; . t #14 ?13768 71 52322 ;