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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11. 1917 NUMJ3ER 52 DOMINION GOVERNMENT CONTENffLATES FURTHER RADICAL ACTION Will Take Place of Food Controller--Thomson, Dunning and McGregor FURTHER RAblCAL ACTION PLANNED BY UNION GOVT. .> � WERE TOWING HER TO PORT *J.oti(loii, Kel). ]().-TJi� Sun-(Ifty Times today suys it Is finally established that thu Tiih-(;ai)ia sank wliilu un ntlcnipt vfnn uinflo to tow hoi' lowai'd the Irish coast. The fact that no further submarine attack was made either on lier or the towine boatrt Is regarded as ooii-flrming trie belief that (he stih-murlni! was dodtroyed by the convoying warshlpH. � * : : ? ? ? > v the admlnistra-vincial treasurer of Saskatchewan, i tivo sub-committee of the Canadian nnd J. D. McGregor, of Jlanltobn. JMr. I association for national fletenae. The 'j'hom.son. is to bo chairman of the , q,e3tioir of train.mileage has resolved board. i I itself into one of fuel. From present Mr. Dunning, who, it will bo recall-, indications it is altogether probable AMID FORMEHSUlTi UiEY, DEAD Had Remarkable Career^- Was Sultan for Thii-ly-Threc Years Cannot Accept Hertling's Basis of Peace Says Wilson -f- WAS DEPOSED BY MOVEMENT OF , THE YOUNG TURKS! Amsiei-dani, Kel). ll.-Tlie death yostorduy of Abdul flanild, former sultan of Turkey, from inflammation o� the lungii, l.t! aunoiincod in a despatch received here today from Constanll-nople by way of Vienna. A stale funeral will be held. ed, recently came to Ottawa to or ganize the greater production -palgn, wlir devote himself to the problem of production. He will work in close co-operation with the provin that coal from the United States for cam- i Canadian use will'bo tat short of previous years. In order to conserve fuel and have some onliaiid to handle the fall crop further jre.ductjpn in passen- cial governments and will co-ordinate ger trains become, imperative, ospeol-\foderal and provincial organizations ally on the CandUla^ PacUic, It is to be employed in the groatorpro'duc- learned. There Is a feeling on the lion niovementi Mr. McGregor will American aide tljqt.Canadian railway.') ndtlresB himself to the important task last year were glven,their full supply of Ipfovldlng the agricultural labi^r | coal�frpm*; the--Pentjaylvania mines. necessary to make the'greater pro ductlon qatupBlgn a success. ^The Canada food boajd will thus lom in all its bearlnBs,' It vflll, it Is bellevod. eftQct a cd-ordlnatloii ,of_,e5; fort and a concentration of eu'ergy from which far-reaching results ure anticipated. . (More Action Contemplated Ottawa) Feb. 11.-The conference o� prime ministers on Friday will be the jevent of importance in 'the capital this week. The .deliberations will have a far-reaching effect on Canada's efforts to aid the war. The chief purpose of the gathering will be to make plauK whereby provincial machinery will co- wliilo Indiist^-ies and railways in that country had to cu^'tafl for lack of fuel and in conspiiuo'nc'e  the railways of work rot dealing .with IU6 .food  probn'^KJBiJ ip tife iJart Of ffle peo^lS of Caf:- 'ada isHhown to bo AviUfiig to' mats some sUcrlfices it. will Ue most dltt'J-ciKt ;(oi;jenntern _Canadian � railways to seci^re all adequat'e 'suppry.fbr the future,, and, without Anicrlcttn coal it would be difflcuk and almost Impossible for roada in tlie east to operate. (CONTINOED ON 1�AGE 4) Rev. Dr. Ferguson Says .Mor-monism Is a.Menace to Canadianism THE EAST Ice Blockade Haa Broken-^Carment Factoriei Exempted From ( Order Tovoiilo, Feb. .10.-Disloyalty, veiled polyganny and attempts to undermine > Chrlatia'uity and Christian Institutloris are charged against the leaders of the Morman invaslpn of Canada by an ot-ticlal reprosefftatlvB of the Presbyterian general assembly, Rev. Dr. Ferfeu-son, homo mission superintendent for the nortliwest. Superintendent Ferguson has sent a strong indictment of the Mormon leaders of Canadian northwest for consideration by the genera.' assembly officers. In a carefully prepared stdi'oment of the present critical situatloti In the northwest, especi-iiUy in the Province of Alberta, caused, ko asserted, byHiegrowing menace to Canadianism-and Christianity, Superintendent Ferguson says: "Stoa.lthlly the astute leaders of the queer heresy seek to make encroach-iuents^a':the realm .of social lite. "With much praise of the excellence �t Oanadlau institutions on'the part of the public.spokesmen the attitude of Mormans towards the war, which wo ikvo Ayuglng. in defonao of those InstJtu-lloiis, has rovedlod how shallow the ad-iuinistratiou ,l8,''as enlistments' have ieon bK.uo means in proportion to the population. "Among lliose who closely scrutlnii'.e ?rurmanlsm lu Alberta there is no trong belief that Morman repentance iowards polygamy is very profound. Bintsler ausplclau floats around, while' proof 1b demanded." New York, Fob. 11. - While the fourth heatloss Monday,in ^ew York generally was enforced 'fes, strictly as its predecessors, the fueb administra-tor.s granted exemption to the entire cloak and suit industry,'thus permit-ting ninety thousand^^-workera, mostly women and children, to continue work, other industries vl6self''ajlied to the exempte* trades vainly pi'oteBt^d the ruling. . >. With the gradual breaking up of the ice blockade In the harbbi- movement of anthri^cite coal from tidewater has shown considerable'improvement )n the last 24 houi's.-tiie administrators reported. '' .Vbdiil Iliimid for X\ years was sultan of the Ottoman Kmpire, sprawling on the thrife continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, and i^t the same time was coi�i�)ander of the faithful army of MoslenLS. He was paid homage by nearly a hundred million subjects Shorn of power, he died a prisoner, ))itled, if not despised. He lived ,.'n constant fear of death. In his la'ter years he had sought death by his own hands, so melancholy had his existence become. � Ho giiinod ascendancy under clrcum-.'ilancos nearly as tragic as those which ended his career. Horn September 22 1848, the second son of Sultan Abdul Modjld, he bopamesovoroign when his elder brother, Murad V, was dopoaod because of mental "incapacity in 1876 It was a time when Turkey wa-s in a state of e.vtreme depression, almost succumbing to the tremendous blows of Russia. Out of this slough the new sultan, .saved the remnants of Turkish p'i'eatrer- - ' Many critics, give him .crediti for successful,regime. Others denounce it as .infamous. Whatever, the true osti malfe, it is a fact that the^urklsh'em liiro increased its power. Schools were reformed, the army bulJt up, com merco extended and pan-lslamism created under Abdul Hamid. Stubl^ornly though ho had fought outside forces to'Jirevent d.isintegrati'jn of Ills empire, his fall came from with in the empire itself by the. rise of tlio Young Turks, a party bent upon con stitutional government. Abdul Hamid granted a constitution but failed carry out the liberal ideas of the new generation. In the revolution of 1909 he was driven from the imperial pal ace, made a prisoner and confined In the yilla Latinij a former residence of a Greek merchant in Salopiki, the city where the Young Turk movement had its birth. �* ^ His younger brother, MohameU \' succeeded him as sultan. Abdul harem was broken up, his court jewels sold at auction for upward of a million dollars, which went toward building vvai-shipH for the Young Turks' nfivy. and the former sultan, once possessor of millions, was given a few thousand dollars a year to form his comfort ia exile. Feb.. 11. - President iOu, addressing conKrc.''.'j In joint CHsion at 1'2;30 o'clock today, ropllod to tlie recent speeches liy German liancellor Von Hertllu!? and the Austrian foreign minister. Count Czernln. Clianccllor Von Horilliig';) statement, the president said, was very vague and confusing and leads to prac-ically no conclusion, it was very mild iu tone from Count Czernln, hich the president said had a very friendly disposition. The president reiterated llmt the Jnlted States had no dosiro to inter  fore in Kuropean affair.^, "and would disdain to take advantage of any international weakness or disorder to impose her. own will upon other peoples.'' Ail the way through the pi'esldont drew a parallel between tlic pro-nounoenients of Chaiicelior Von Hert-llng andtount Czernin and his.hearers I'ew the conclusion that the president decidedly considered Czornin'a utter ances as being more favorable than Von, Hertling's. "Czernln aeenis ,to 'Sce the fundamental elements .of peace with clear eyes and does not seek to obscure ARTILLERY ACTIVE Paris, Feb. 11.-Active artillery fighting ol clip will bp taken over by the government at a flsed price- on the-WtSis 'Of last year's net figure ;lo the grower now seems practically assurd. Levi Marker Speaks. One,of the directors of the newfy-formed company. I^evl Marker, of Magrath, Aitn., wlio has been in the sheep business on the range for '2U years, gave a very interesting . and enlightening exifl)sitlon of ranching problems. He told of how he and his son had often stood out all night in a blizzard with a temperature of 10 below zero in order to keep the bands together. Ho al.so mentioned iho difficulty of obtaining labor even at the oxtrorae price of $150 a month and board. He had been paying, he said, $3 per hundred younds for oata and 120 per ton for hay. i Many hardshljVs In addition to those mentioned were encountered as a part of the business. Mr. Harker proceeded to show thattho sheepmen were not making exorbitant profits On their wool.- He stated that he had made more money with wool at 15 cents u pound under conditions as they existed tour or fivi years ago than ho made last year with wool at CO cents a pound. thorn," said tlio piX'^idonl, 'Count Czernln would have- probably gone mnch further had it not boon for the embarrassmont of Austria's alliancis and of her dependance on Germany." Again the president reiterated tliat the United States was in tlie war aiid would put forth its whole filrcngth, "in this war of omancii)ation." The test of whether it is possible for the belligerents to go on comparing views, the pre.'jident said, was simple and 'bbvious and the principles to be applied, he said, wore as follow.s: 1-Each part of the final soltlBmenl, must bo based upon essential justice to bring a permanent peace. 2-Peoples and provinces are not to be bartered about like chattels to establish a balance of power. 3-Torritorlal settlements must bo for the benefit of people concerned and not.merely adjustment o't rival states claims. . ^4-Well-defined national aspiration must be accorded all possible .satisfaction. "A general peace upon such foundations can be discussed," said the I president. ''Until such a peace can j be secured we have no choice but to go on." These general principles, the president said, have been accepted by every one except the military autocrats in Germany. . Cheer His Speech. ^ The president was interrupted by applause at every reference to tlic United States standing steadfastly against a patched-up peace. Probably the greatest applause broke out when the ifresident declared that the militarists of Germany were the only element now preventing a world i)eace. When he concluded after speaking twenty minutes, the entire audience as usual rose and cheered. ABOLISH DEATH SENTENCE Stockholm, Feb. 11.-According to a message from Holsing-fors a law has been published there abolishing the death sentence, providing for the payment of wages to workmen during slriltes and decreeing lliat the Red Guard be maintained as a state institution., The law also provides for the suppression of oounter-rovolution-ary newspapers. > c� > > > ? ? ? OFFENSIVE DUE TO BEGIN SOON U. S. Sec'y. of War Sees Approach of Battle on West Near -r A SPY SUSPECT. An Atlantic Port, Feb. 11.-Alexander A. Tanoa, ship captain, who was a. passenger on an American steamship arriving Ijete today from a West Indian, port, was arrested by the federal authorities and nrralgnod on a charge'af having failed to register under the selective service act. Ho was hel.d in bail for further examination. Tanos 1% '2K years old and is said to be un Austrian. Invention MakesT|-ansports Unsink^ble By Submarines UNION OF ALLIES !, LIEUT. GOV. QUEBEC ; SERIOUSLY ILL ' PJiiludolphfu,. Pu, Feb. II.- Offtclals at the Unlveralty hospital sttid early today that Sir 'ISvarlnte Leblauc. lieutenant^ governor of Quebec, was ros-tjug comfortably. They declined to state the nature of his ' itlltess |b|it ^uld he was iu no tmmedlatq danger. 4> . iQ* 'i' * > > ? ? ? Now York, Fob. 9.-Means have been found tO; mako" ti'obp'transports un-sinkable by submarine,' according to a statement made tdnleht by William h. Saunders,, vice chalrnian of the naval consulting'board, Hi an. fkddro^s ut a 4inner of tiie Unlvefsj|ty of Pennsylvania alumni in tjjls.clfy.'j Mr. Saunders said Th'iit'biio of Hie ships recently commandeered by the goverumeht "now; Ilea at h'n Atlantic port and in such altape tliat (({le cannot be sunk by'atv exploding to7|�edo." Air of Confidcno* ; Washington, Feb. vlOi-*AnDouncQ-ment by Vice-chairman .-Saunders of the naval .consulting libarjl that means had been found to-mfike troop ships practically unBinlTable lends now meaning to the air of .confidence with [.which bpth Araoriqan.tttid British naval authorities are facing tjieir tasks of clearing the seaa^of U-boats, Rucent Btatbni'ents by Admiral JolU-ooe, fowiior.flrBt sea lord ,of the British atlmivalty, by,, Secretary Dunlela and othur Qf(lolal8,;}�ave Itidloalbd that u uampalg)/' hni) Ue^h'- niapued out and llio Instrumen(a]lti0i3^devb)op(id.which are qxpooted to ourttilf no'tolimlnato, the ttuUmailno entirety wltHln'tho next few'nionlhsi k � . ' . .\dmiral .lolllcoe went further; tiiiin any other offleial.by predicting that' the submorines .\va(^ild be "Hilled" by August. At the sumo time, however,; be warned tha.t heavy ship lossoa were to be expected up to thatUinio. Secrcr, tary D^ker has Insisted before the, senate couimitteo that a million Qnd; halt troops could bo, taken to Prahco; andltopt supplied during lOlSi'. His replies to the questions as to where tho tonnage tor the task was to come (rom Iiavo Indicated that there waei'some information at Iiaud-which ho did not' cure to disclose. , � ,,\Vlihbut diacloBing any,of.tlio now implombnts that have been doyoloped to meet the Hubmarlne menace, navy officials have pointed out that all of; the lines of effort started when'Ute United States ontdrod the war^ajtiJ now, on,the point ot bearing fruit, .^dil-tional destroyers and patrol craft are boglnninB to como forward rapidly. In some cases more than a year's time has boen saved in destroyer conBti'uc, tioh. Swlffer, more heavily armored vessoia, fitted wlth^overy device that has been evolved, are heing rushed ia the support ot Vice Admiral SlmsVdo-; tllla. "  ' m CANADIAN Paris, Feb, 11.-"It ii becomina more and more indlapentable that the problems of tho war be con-fdered as a whole, and that plans be decided upon at a- cenrtal 'point," aaid General Cadorna, who has Just been replaced as Italian delegate to the supreme war council by Qen. laredono, in an Interview with the Matin on his departure from Versailles. /'Union of all the belllflerents 'must be made even closer." Wifshington, Feb. 11.-Secretary Baker's .weekly review of the military situation in Europe issued last-night, contains statements which are interpreted as meaning that /the long-her-aldod and widely Advertised "German drive" on the western fropt may soO'n materialize. . � ' . " . After pointing out that Germany-has added to the strength of the Boche front l>y bringing up' new: divisions from AuslHa and from the Russian This Is Present Plan of Prov. Govt. To Raige Patriotic Fund KdmontoH, Feb. 10.-The government has given .more attention lo its taxation bill, made necessary largely because the province lias undertaken the raising of � GETS FULL POWER Under .-the Re-organization tHe United .states War ' . Department .of Ijionikin, Feb. ll,--The following have been invested with the Order of ompanlon of St. Michael and St, .Oeorgo: Colonel 0. Rennlo, D.S.O,,; Col. S. S. Sharpe, Military Cross and-Bar, aiid Captain B. Nichols, The following Canadians' have ro-"coived tho D. CM,: . .Sergeants U. W: Conny, P, Coombe, D, Forbes, C. W.lveach, H. MoArlhur, D.M.t Maxwell, D. R. IVibertson, IV Way,. J. Wonneveld, W. Wltherlngtonj' Sergt.. Major B. B, Underwood, Corp. E!;-Emos; Privates 'V. A. Green, Smith (904,7(17), A. 0. "Wilson and B, Wren. WEAVHEK High............v.. ..............., . .'. , C;^Fer�i;'a8t: Fair und mild. 42 .39 AVashington, Fob, 11.-A geilerui order outlining tlie new organization of the American war department and giving full power in their respe-jtive fields to the assistants' to the chief of staff at tho head of the fivu,d!visloha Intc wliich the staft'has b.oen formed is made public by Secretary Ha^er Chiefs of nil biiro.aus. corps, and othe;' agencies of the military ostnbiish-ments aro, il is said, to. communicate-directly with the heads of the chief uE staff in such nvUters. The order omphaBl'/soB. the authority of tlio chief of staff, who, -with tli� war. council, is, the liumsdlate adxisnjjv of tUo secretary in all questions t'olallug; t.T the military ostaljllahmonts. .-. ' "The planning of the niray pro-grom in its entirety," says the 6rde|>,' "the constant development thereof lii its largdr aspects aiid the relation of tlt(8 prdgrum to tho general staff and the entire army will be thS dt^ty qf tho chief ot staff tho war coun-cH,".i...... � , .Tho duties ot tho ciilet of stuff will be taken over soon by Major General Peyton C, March, orcjered home from Franco to sucueed MftJ police here Saturday  night*: seven men being charged wUhM(e�ping gaminghouses and 87 with ganibHng..Rou. lette wlieols and.'turotabloSi'about $5,000 In money was oaptured- � .> �  Dally Call. \/" Doubt the'Report.. . .Wusbinglim,: Feb. 11.-Tlio govon)-ment hero has no knowledge of tlie ro- ^ port that Fi-ance and Great Britain have recognized the Ukraine republic and sent diplomatic representatives. Tlie United States as a co-belligerent lias not been consulted and dfflcials were inclined to. doubt tho report.,.' Nothing Known in London. . : ) London, Feb. 11.-Nothing from ahv' . Russian source has been received in London regarding a peace treaty between the Ukraine and the central powers. The correspondents in Pet-rograd aro as silent on the situation ati the Bolahovlkl government and equally . as silent on liappeniuga in the JluBsian capital. The official Rusamn wJrelesB news agency circulates a statement that ICiev has been in Bolsheviklhiauds since February ii, when the rada forcoM wore captured or lied. The Btatemont concludes: . "At 10 p.m. Friday, nothing remain-, ' ed of the rada but a sad memory. It is now clear that the delegation tro'u � llip rada at Brest-Lltovsk is representing a non-existent authority." To Be Repatriated. Amsterdam, Feb.' 11.-A despatch from Vienna says that the negotiation)^ between AustroHungarlan and Russian.^ comnilsaions at Petrograd resulted on. January 31 in an agreement to the efj' feet that Austro-Hungarian civilians detained in Hussia and Russiandvilr ians detained in Austria-Hungary: of > specified categories special, aa far- as '.. tliey desire, bo repatriated as "Spaedily as poHSiblc. The specified claaacni' inr elude girls, women and males under 16 ' or more than 45 and male between the . ages of 1� and 4S who are unfit for. military service. Doctors and clergymen regardless of age are also Included ' in the agreement. , Ukraine Terms. � London, Feb. 11.-Information wlMdi is apparently authoritative has been received in Stockholm, according lo ' tho Times' correspondent there, that, tho peace terms agreed tO'by thevcent-ral powers with Ukraine provide'^fofv granting'to Ukraine, a conslderabW part of Eastern Galicia whether Ip re-,; version or immediate poaaeaalon (anot' clear. Tho rada also la to receive Im-' mediately a large loan to be aecureil by ' minaraiflanda for-the development Qt ' which fnllfaclHtios aro to bo'gr'nnted to the central pnwera. ' , , The Ukraine Treaty.; ,,' I'he treaty with UkraJnia la'entitled' "A Treaty ot Peace Be,tWen Qerpiariy, AustrlarHungary, Butg^HjIaya'Dd Turkuy on one part and the';i,Ukralnlan' Poyi,. ple'a Rejmblic on tlfe-Other,"' ' - ^ i "Article 1, Germany, AuBtrla-Him-; gary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the one hand,, and tho Ukranian'a pooplo'a rej.. public on the other declare that.' chf state of war between them ia at, � endi The Qon|ractlng parties ar^i^e aolyed henceforth to llvo in peace am' frlendahip with one anotherS "Article'2.--Between AustriajHuni � ;� gary on tho ono hind and the UkraJu-0 f Ian jieoplo's rapubllo onrthe ot) er:�a'ai';,4i far aa those two powers bonder on;pn'^' another, thoae frontiers wlU> eJ?J�f 'li^ which exiatod bpCoro tUo QUtbrflftk"-''' the present war b^twopH ,t4v>iA�lW.i Hungarian monarchy and R\i8&lig'K ther north tho trontierM thetr^|>' 1 30 06 3632 ;