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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta iK. ALBIWTA, MONDAY, MAHCII vi. UH? NUMUKll 77 TROOPS ARE PRAISED FOR CAPTURE OF BAGDAD IlcrUn-Ita'fidad Ktiilway Now an Hlow To Germans CAPTUHE HAS fillEAT POLITICAL IMPORTANCE lime 'entrance futo tlic London, Mar. r-'redor- JrK .Stanley in command 'lie entcnlii forces In Mesopotamia, Lulc- sraplirtl today llic welcome news for llie Hi Utah of H'O occupation early this morning nf. llfo city pf llagdttd, Iho city in Mesopotamia jimi formerly Ihc capital of the em- pire of fallpha. No details'of Iho capture have yet liceii received. General Maude's- story of operations carrying the events on- ly up lo Saturday morning, when tho llrlllsh alter effecting a surprise croEEins-of lac Dlala, and bridging the Tigris, dad driven Ihe Turhs batk lo war, according lo, a llcutcr dlitmlen froju Constantinople, by wily of Am- sterdam. Mr. llonar Law Maid llio'fall of Dug- came as a sequel to ci aeries of brilliant operations carried out by the HrillHh mid Indian troops with a dnnli duLonnlnutlui) Toi1 which no praise L-outil bo i on Illicit., When (jonorjil .V ft (i tic, commander of .the in in Ian army, crasscil thu T ahove Kul-KI-Anmra last month he Imperil Uireo miles of Bagdad. It Jo 'evident, however, that (he Turks havu liccri (to offer any! Errrtous resistance since Mie fall of Kul-cl-Amara. They v.pcrn said to he hastily summoning reinforcements from olhcr.llicaler.s of war, where llic Turks lycro but llic dis- luncds to-'JO rovcred' were so great that'nildlttonal forces were unable to arrive In lime save the ancient city; which nltor Mecca, occuiiies first leil thu -safely of the Turkish army, Tito Turks Immediately re Sired on il and were ivlth utmost energy. I.arsc numhers of prisoners am! quantities of materials ol all liinds were raiiturcd. Con. Mauilc threw a brldga across ihc Tigris at-- UK counueiicn with I lie Dlala. NollMvlthsiQiullnff Iho lic'at and dust, llotiar .Litw, the. made it brilliant march of elghleoit Lcnranl llagitari und found the Turks strongly posted sis: miles soutli weal of l.lic town._Tnc Turks were at- tacked at once ami driven hack lo IJicJr second jjostliim two miles in the rear. On inn night of March -Eth [he llrltish established ;i fooling on the nortli Bank of Iho Ulala. On (he flih iiul 10th troops on ,lhc right hank of the Tigris, in suite oE, dust, storms pressed .their advantage ami drove the Turks to within' three miles A. PARKER Of elected Master of the Grand Lodgo of Alberta l.O.O.F. .1 the rcccrtf convention in Calgary. of At1 the samo time "th troops on the Diala thrust the Turk.i hack on the city was enlerec place Mohaincncda.il imagination. The fall of Dai-dad, besides end Jug German libpcs eastern domin- ation, based on the Ifcrliu-Uagdud rail- way, will reverberate throughout the mined an empire, and it U be- Jicved will more than rehabilitate llsli prestige hi (his dlstrlcl, diimagf by Ihc earlier loss of lint cl-Amara. '.--.Deeply Aifecls Germans "Paris, Mar. .12. .Morning papers comment'at .11: llngAnd, and dwell ujion the Jmnorfafictfbtthe British sncccssl The) rrcspccl to the Kit- lopcaii" war, as "a 'whole perhaps; HI l does npt.rnflllef much [hat the'Turkish uriny has.undergone n serious check Ju far away territory, nevertheless the political effect of, tho event -will be 'deeply [ell in-Germany. The Hamburg- jlagdad line, Ihe last of :hc ilrcajus by German megalomania, mudt remain a dream in [lie face of realities. It is ccrlnln that the hones of ils'ruUillmcnl were foslercil by the government.'and contributed largely lo keeping up Ihe spirits of the pub lit-." Tlie PelH 1'arJsIun says: "The Turks were thrown ijiio'lhc war forc- ibly Ihe committee of union and progress, which unly maintained It- self in power by terrorism. Will Us prcslige- survive I lie Mcsnpc Indfan Tropps Praised London, Mar. 12.--The Times in editorially discussing Ihc capture u' 1 In grind, pays a handsome tribute to the Iiidian troops, H says: "We arc too apt to speak ns (hough Ihu troops of Genera'] M Glide's command were exclusively Uritish. U must always em bo red ibot a very large jiroi lion of llic forces lie guhlcil. to vie lory aro -Indian regiments and cav airy, which himg on the flanks ol tin demoralized Turkish army anil cliasci It to Bagdad. It nnisl linvc been a' liiosl exclusively Indian cavalry on Sanilay CANADA'S TO FHANCH t'itrnmttf mmp Theso iiliotog'raphs show pnrt of the exhibition In the Tuillcries of house oKcrcd'by Canada in aid of the people of the devastateil regions of I-'rance Tho gift of a large number of these houses, make a ayle advertisement Dominion. We're Abused in Prison .Camps, and Forced lo Exist on Scant Meals Torpedoed AVilhout Warning After Rilising llie Belgian Relief Signal Zurich, Switzerland, via Paris, Mar. of the Yarrowdalc pris- oners arrivcfl XurleJi today from the. prison" cauip at Brandenburg. The sailors, although emaciated from their imprisonment and serious lack of food since their arrival in Ger- many OH December 31, are in a fair condition and confident that with a normal amount of food they will soon Ion for relief in HelgLum occurred in sinhing of Uie Konvcgian s'.camshlp SloraLad in >n'i'iiio7, service of ide American commlss will ;igc Done lo Amount of Million Dollars Newcastle, Ind., Mar. Lhe coming of dayltght the search ol the ruins left'in the wake "of yesttrday's tornado, which caused the death of at least z4 persons here, serious others, and about in property oairtaae, redoubled and It was belicvrd by those jrrcharge.of the relief w.ork that several.more bod- ies would be found, Al: jenst 150 persons were injured less serious- ly and were cared for "by wilhcut being taken'to .hospitals.' It cstimnled-.thlj morning that 200 famlties were made home- less, and that about lialf of.thes: requli-ii immediate'financial assistance. Home of Soldier Overseas DC Insurance on The Contents Fire wliich broke out at noon Sn day completely giittetl the rcsiden of William Stitt of (he 7tli A I Ilk'i y front. Ilrigadc. who 13 now at t Slitt.was alone In i be 'themselves again. Atlarillc off Iho southern end nt The Yarrowdalo men told of. stationary Street SpnUi, al t ivcre trcalmciil- to which they .had hcr'crcm'on board.. The sub- but willi> su Lceu subjected in Gorman prison I fired almul 15, shots al njraptdlly thnt she was iinaLTc to camps (it NTciii5trclitzf-. Uulmcti and ranKC 6f three lo four miles. The Stor- The briiiartc was call nmndenljurg, where they had been stopped and liotsted the Helginn Innd whilD iiolinns could be done succcssiyely intcnied liavlng ;rcljc[ The submarine siilmierg- j'savc the conlenls of the house, t bcpn brought Into SrliiGtuuontlo on eti but halt an hour later the Stbrstad, fire was prevented from spreading tlic Yarrovalate, and. where v-lnrh had noi. resumed'her-voyage, armory and C. E. IJnmdoiv's re Americans, they said, were apparently [was with'nnt Svarntng. Slis singled out from all'others. al 13.10 p.lu. The crew, Includ- DEMO BY Wl Judge Knighted Ottawa, Mar. Justice McLeod, of Ihe supreme court of New Brunswick, has been knighted. MEN AT Kill I'ownsliend's lien Siibjcclcd (Q Coiinllcss-Humilialions by Their Captore Ijikcs Formal Announcement lo Foreign Ships 'Jfay He Armed j' 1UESTION AS TO RIGHTS AltMEI) SHIPS ARISES' their slay in Germany they reported they had subsisted on one allowance qf a cni> daily and had their long journey to the border on one snch a "meal." Thcre-Avas hardly one of them who at one time or another, ihcy declared, had not felt the- list of (lie Gcrmnn camp guard and lire squad of five soldiers which" brought them to the border luul exercised the privilege ol abusing them up to the, list possible moment. The iiarly includes oil Anjurleans detained except one Eoanmiv Dnllcat. of a rrencli-Canadlau family, to hare been horn tn Massa- chusetts, ivlio at ttie last moment was held in flramlcnbnrK. 5 one American, has been accounted for in its entirety, hut the fourth tn- j gineer died before llio bora many uiomhs of1 privations aiul included Indian (roops already fought heroically In Franco, on the Gall ID oil Peninsula and 1n UgyiJt. "The collective effect of the Turkish' reverses must ultimately, Ijc felt in Ktiropc because the value of, Turkey as an nliy.lo Germany is now.irre- deemably weakened in Oriental eyes. "The capture of Bagdad will count much more -the rout of Hie Turkish, though the city Is shorn of much of Its former great- ness, U Is venerated because of the dead past cannot Tlicv' I Artillery Captured London, Mar. announcing the fall of Ibgdad in I lie llouso of Commons IcVlay, Andrew IJonar chancellor o[ the cxclic- Rohnev, president of. Henry Roll- ner company, wholestilc grocers nnd dcHcatasscn rlealcrs o'f tlili city and a well krtoivn German- A -was arrested ihis afternoon', in connection with a smuggling scheme fiivolvlug members or tlic of the interned German commerce raiders Kron-l'rinz WilliGlni and I'riiiz Fried rlcli nt the Phllailclpliia navy yards. -NO CANADIAN MAIL Ottawa, Mar. was made by the Host office depart- ment today that no unreels or letters Canada were oji boarj the ''Lu- conia.'" No mails from Canada were on board the with the DOS- ible exception of individual tellers had been endorsed by- tlie scinl- crs to go' via New York, and which roultl for that reason have been sent by llie New York route and might iibi- sifaly have been on destroyed ship. GERARD AT HAVANA Havana, Mar. Infanta Isa- Toiriiev Ambassador flerord ant! jmriy on board, arrived in Havana haibar early todny. DEPARTS FOR COPENHAGEN Clirisliana, Mar. II, via London, steamship Krcdcrik VII] IcfL for Copenlingen today Vviih Count von Ilornstorft. former ambas- sador. (Q the United Slates, and his parly. Higher Canadian Citizenship Is Appeal of Mrs. McClung in Strong Addresses Sunda> on cither side. H-annears that' Mrs. Stilt was searching in a trunk for some nrlieleof clothing, and hart lit a match to enable her to sec. Fire caught on sonic clothing above, but slic Tailed to notice it, and went lo. tlie kitchen. Oti re- luming the wboic room w.-ja ablaze. ami a "no had only time to catch up her pockclijook" nnd flee from lire house. She was taken to .the residence -of Mrs. Chaa. iMclOllop, wheic. she fainled as a result tlici shock. The bullrliiig .is owned by D. J. Whitney and is insured. It is under- stood there was no Insurance contents.' Tho family is beiflg taken care of by, kindly neighbors until they can secure mint her residence. The- iota] Joss -is in tlic iicifiliLiDrhood ol ?i5oo, London, .Mar. rarious mi [ergrouud saj's the Times "n very' considerable imount or news is received from be ihid tltc veil of secrecy which en velops myslcrlous Turkey, Thus 1 comes that I am able to give for (lie rsL lime some particulars of the (ale of. tho British and Indian soldiers un der General Townshend. "They have been driven from Meso not ami a lo AuatoHa, distance 0 nearly lOQQ miles, In -slraggling dc taclinients. Large batches arrived atj Konia. laic in aDIG in a terrible pliglu. Their smirUs had Ihcm suffer countless aloug the Uiey came; Snip Contact with American consuls arid' misslon- Ihpm best of ihelr abilily. seU in a hospital Elinor as a result of his day and'nlElit laliors for Uritfeli' prisoners irbo veye passing IhrougliM According to (he. Intesl ,in- fonnalion the greatest concentration of these unfortunate of HID var is al Konia, in the cenlrc ot Aim- olia. Hrlllsh prisoners, .hungry, in. nfficiciilly clad and sheltered, have suffered Military Have The .Grounds, and Many Olhcr Obstacles in The Way ADRIATIC ARRIVES .low York, Mar. Associal ed Press announces: Tho Uritisli steamship Adrjallc of the White Star line, nrrirqcl lipre today from IJver pool, after "an luncv-ciRfnl She came by way of the north of Irclant instead of following her custnmari Eoulh'crly route'ami no submar ines. The Aclrialic hronghL OS cabin and 212 steerage passetigcre. March notice that American ships tra- versing the submarine zone are to carry an "armed guard for the protection of the vesiel and IJves at Ihc persons on was sent by the stale department today to embassies and legations of all foreign governments Washington. The following Is the text of the communication as made public by the stale department: "In view of the announcement of the inv perial German government on January 31, 1917, that al] ships, those of nf.utrals Included, met within csrtaln zones of the high seas, would be sunk without 'any precaution being taken for the safety of persons on board nnd without the exercise or visit and search, the government of.United Stales has determined lo pjart upon all American merchant sailing through the barred an armed guard for prolcc. lion of vessels and lives of .per- sons on SEND NOTE TO GERMANY The notification, it ts expected, will he sent to Germany by Ihe Swles legation here. No obstacle will; be placed in the way of eucH action. olher neutral i governments will admit American armed ships to lliefr ports {5 a question for them lo decide, but it Is here that ob- jections will be.mads. .Holland is the only neutral known to. have tiarred armed merchantmen from her harbors. State did, to make it clear whether Et for 'all Ameri-'' can vessels lo have arms or whether- they" might' sail" without them if they so desired.-Th; navy department's position is that ft will equip with arms all ships whore owners apply.for it. ANOTHER PLOTTER Winnipeg, March George P. Graham, M. P.; 'or South'Renfrew, and minister of rail ways in the .late Mfoeral government, .ind.E. M. Donalilf M.P., for Pictmi, arrived in Iho, city last night, Mr. CSraham staled that as Iho commission appointed sonic time ago to consider the rail- way situation ivoiUd probably present an interim report at the adjourned parliamentary session, he was anxious lo consider the railway, sltuntfun in Hie west nt first hand, and Ihc position with leading men. The> leave tomorrow night Cor Regina, en route to the coast and wiH return in aljout Iwo weeks' time. Chicago, a.Mr. a irlioso horns" lo be in 'hiladclpliia was taken into 'cuslody jy ageius of. the [edcral dflpartment of justice here today.' r Officials tie- clincd to say "wlielher sus- pected of having connections with an. nllegcd German plot. Paris, Mar. French contlii; ucd their uffonslvc opcralions in Champagne last Djght. Further in the region of Maisons do Chani; Vngne arc reiiortcd in today's official announcement. Prisoners .were In raids, and patrol encounters.at dif- ferent points on the front. DUCHESS CONNAUGHT IS VERY ILL London, 3lnr. bulletin Issued Ihls mornhiR says the Luchcsa of passed a rcalloss Tiiglil. Ar. allnck of bronchial-pneumonia persisls and licr hc.irt action is ivcak- compllcaliona incUlcnlnl lo her severe illncsa tnur joais ago having supervened. v v v o v v NELLIE McCLUNGISMS "I don't wanl a sweet1 Icmpcr.wlicn I pass over rind jtlicrc's nothing lo annoy me. I need it f f a i nrc more people defeated in life liy what's" behind them thnn whal's ahcnd of them." ft "In the.olden days." one man drove the. bear 0' man killed the gan. Then Uiey split lifty-fiity Thai wag Ihc beginning of cocpcra- Uon." ;'t must have faitli in ihc gcncral- ninnngcrship of "This war is licginsiiug lo ivorli ils wny lulo Ihc .coupclences of cvery- liody. Tho will come when everyone wiii realize bllliy iti this t "The rensoa for the sreal disparity liclwcen our iudividu.nl Meals ami our Prospects for holding a fair here, Ibis year arc not very bright. As r. mailer .of fad tho plan has liecu dropped, and It will lake a strong stimulant (o revive Some time ago, at a meeting of llie retail merchants ot Iho city, it'was decided to make tin cft'ort to revive Ihc oxhibilion. 'Messrs.' II. A. Mc- KiKop and A. llayr ivcro a committee lo wail on the clly council to urge Mint llic fair- hnthlings he put in shape to house a fair, as it war _. _ Celt roushiE exhibition could liis rcsporisl-jLc held this rear ivhich wonlil put HID lair association on its feel. The .council, however, pointed hut I lint-tlic fair grounds arc In the liandn of llic military for llic durallon ot Ihc Byng Uses Adaptabilities of the Canadians to Very Best j Advantage, Says Northcliffe i. Loiulon, March- thci slalnrc, cspccinlly fn'm Is fact dial our war, tir so IOJIB ns they need them for .olden one man drove national Idenls have been formed bj training inirposea, and thai H would out of llic rove. The oilier joniy onc-Iiair of onr people, niul lhatiho Impossilile lo get llic militia an- tl the bear us it canto out'orjlitvlf not the most spirilual lialf." thoriUes lo return the property In Us "noil didn't the world then go away nnd leave U." trouble with Hie cliurcli lodny Is that there arc so many people who once had an experience, and nrc "l-cl mo write i piciurc plays.am! iDjke.1) our Mrs. .Vellic can no longer lie classed n-i n stranger In LclTibridRo the people of the city have lakcn licr former condilion. Altogether llierc ar6 so raaiiy obstacles in Ihc'way thai those boosting for a tair have given lip. lo. their liKirls and she belnngs ns mnrh now to LrUibrlilgc ns slip lo FAmonlon, or any oilier part ot tlie TTCst. Mra. McCInng made her third appearance in Ldhbrhlga vjheat yesterday when she addressed two l unnlversflry _ at Wesley rlmrrh. anrl'pliR showed herself to bo MARKETS Spot v.-hcat .._., htins l in a WEATHER- Forecast: Fair and milder. heading "The Army ot Ihe JVapIo Loril Noitficlirfc contributes o The Times llic account of a day vrilh (he Cannilhius in France, as follows: Imlllahl laic summer Canadian tiioin hiR in Uay, hour after hour a procession of slalwarl irartc unionists, wilh llicir music and banners, passed along liic Amcrican-looVlnp .streets hearing proudly Ihe emblems of Hicir trades. That lialf forgotten scene WAS in y the road- side In Fhndcrs to sec Ihc same mm, on Ihcir way through the snow lo Ihc ordeal of Ihe firing line. Kor sonic of Canadians was first trial; others Imd been "over the lop" again and again in (he rat da in which they have been so successful In capturing ami agilat- ing (lie enemy. In ar-pcerance. Canadian soldiers, of whqr.i uc sec far loo Wile In Lon- don, owing to the action of the Can- ddian Government In scgrcgaling 30 them, more closely rcacmljJe EoldiDrs than any ot the others from overscan. >lfiny arc ot a prcat Nova" Scotia, New Ilruha'wick and Copo IJrelon, soma of (lie dcsc-J'.id- of tho disbanded Highland ii'gi- nicnt.s oE long ngo. Quite a mi'iMcr sprak Gatlic. Most of tlic oilier Eng- lish speakers arc ol .strong ai'd slocky Canadian and licli has resulted from n si icta- tion or two of the natural life Of (lit out-of-doors men. -The Trench s Can adians arc smaller, hut aft The Canadian front.in Vrahcc Is a replica in miniature of the whotc vast Ilominion. It Is a world of the railroads- the forests, the farms, (he 183% Says Americans Should Be Re- leased Front Front to Act As Instructors mines, llie lakes, the Hrers, tho lanXs, insurance, real estate, ihc lumber camp, and dare 1 whisper it1 even politics. The Canadian soldiers have hat good and bad luck. At home man> of Ihcm nrc accustomed lo and will ins lo rough it in all sorla of wnys and they ucrc therefore, Inured to discomforts. They had not cxpcr Icnceil danip mad and the dreadful iamj mml of thai first rainy winlor ot Salisbury Plain t, piece of real mtsforlune. They horc their triJils Xcw York, Mar. belief thai In the event of war between United ilcs anil Germany, Americans lighl- with the forces of Canada iiavc no difficnily in obtalniiig their rclcaso lo nut in training troops, was expressed hero Saturday by LIOtiL- Genernl Sir Sam Hughes, formerly Cnnailian Minister of Militia. ilo not see there should not be Sir Sam dcelared. "Thcre sliouM be no legal steps in Ihc way. fiut your Yankees would nrighlv soon shape." Sir Ram came lo Now Turk on Fri- day. Ills mission ncrordinff lo re: ports, was (o confer, as a live oE the British army, with Stales army officers, lie Insisted ho caino on personal business, but-admit- tert ho had visited Governor's Island, OK PAGE wilh Cenoiftl Leonard commanding the .dc- irarluiciti O.' tfcc _.: cncc with General Wood, Sir, Saia woulil say nolhlnp., ;