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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ Jil LKTHBHlDGE, ALBERTA, WKDXMSDAV, FKBIUAHY 1!MS NT MB KR WITH U.S. re. V .*. .% �j a GOVT. SELLS TRACTORS TO FARMERS AT COST Kegina, Susie, Fob, U, An-nouneomcnt. that the government was buying one thousand tractors and selling them to the farmers at, cost, was com-munieafed to the Grain (Irowers in convention hm; tonight and received with (tvery demonstration of approval. Possibility of Calling Out Further Classes for Service Is Considered t ? v : ; > > * ? *  * Ottawa, Feb. V r d Does Not Mention Wilson Speech in Opening Address in the Commons BUT SAYS CZERNIN OFFERS NO REAL BASIS FOR PEACE A A ? > �> �> > V V ARE NOT SATISFIED i London, Fob. \'-'.- Parllnmeifl re-us-sembled yesterday on tiptoe with curiosity an to how Premier Lloyd George would meet. President "Wilson's latest declaration and the dissatisfaction manifested hy a section of the press and public over the Versailles coun-i cil, and also as fo how far Herbert Asqtiith, |ho i'ovmcv premier, would respond fo the /demand of the extreme wing of his followers for the abandonment of the policy of benevolence" toward the government in favor of active opposition based on approval of the general war policy and especially the enlargement of Believe Chaos Will Continue With Necessity For Guarding East Front Amsterdam. Feb. I". --The German press appears quite unable to regard Trotsky's announcement of a state of peace between Russia and (he central powers -with any feelings of satisfaction. The Berlin Zeitung Mitt a g thinks that the chaos will continue, j]H>jand that therefore it will be necessary j U\- if i-: Those who were horn in ihe years 1ST- to 1ST-"., both inclusive and are unmarried, or are widowers who have no child. Class i>: Those who were born in the years of 1*7- to lsVo, both inclusive and are married, or an* widowers who have a child or children. Sub-Classes The order indicated is that in which the classes may he railed oui. The governor in council may, however, div-I ;de any class into sub-classes. in j which case th sub-classes are to be called out in order oi' age beginning with the youngest. The central appeal judge now has move than 'J.uiiu appeals to coiishb-r i and it is expected thar several thousand more will he entered. Tola) ;ip- , peals entered before the centra 1 ap - ; peal judge from men in class one only probably will total le.enu. even excluding Quebec. Consideration of so large ,i number of appeals, it.is pointed out. will demand considerable time. t  BIG CONVENTION Heg'ina. Sask., Feb. C. All i nnvntioii records in Ho history of this province are sh;w tei"d bv ibe attendance at. the so vent ecu l h annua I con vc.nf Km of the Saskatchewan tlrain Growers* Association, the number of delegates and visitors in the city on the opening day being J.MS delegates and :!au women attending their special sessions. � t # * * * 4  * � v > *;* O j Conduct Extensive Raids Into Enemy Trenches With Considerable Success ARE READY FOR THE HUN ATTEMPT TO TAKE TRENCHES IS CHECKED WITH LOSS Arc Greater in Strength Now On West Front Than Ever Before Wiih the French Armies in France. Feb. 12.-- In the course of three successful t reach ra ids early this morning", the French advaneed as far as the fourth (Jernran line ln-i ween I.e piet re and ,\lort. Al a re woods, in tho Woevre. and took prisoners belonging to the ninth Bavarian and the iJ-llli Landwelir divisions. The Herman wire had hern d^n- ' iunctions of the supreme war council. Notable Contrast Perhaps the most notable thing was the contrast in the speeches of ihe former premier with reference to President. Wilson's speech. While Air. ! Astpiith endorsed fully the president's ' view, Premier Lloyd George did hot even mention Air. Wilson's lasl speech and declined to see in Fount Czcr-niti's staiemeni any neai'cr approach to reasonable terms than in Count Von Hertling's. Moreover, the premier regarded the Oerman chancellor's demand thai Great Britain give up her coaling' stations as proving fully thai. The controllers of German policy were hi no mood to discuss reasonable terms of peace.. I The question of enlarging on the status of the Versailles council led to a little scene between the premier and Air. Asquith and throughout hits remarks about the council, tho premier was subjected to a running fire of heckling, punctuated with'loud cheers from extreme Liberals, many of I ,vhom in subsequent speeches made | irons' attacks on the premier regarding his alleged connection with the press. . Admiral Sir Hedwortu Me.ux vnviltut the premier to get rid of his private secretaries and also the press, which was hanging around his ueck "like .'iu a lhat ross." While the Versailles conference was: under discussion the premier was also1 met by constant, cries of "don't divulge." At one point Andrew Honar Law. chancellor of the exchequer, Interposing to deny that Field Marshal Haig or Gen. Kobertson had been dismissed or resigned and being closely pressed by a heckler, added: "As far as I know." The house then adjourned and thus far no motion of want of ^-confidence in tho government has been placed on paper. Supports Wilson View Loudon. Feb. 1M-If anything .s needed to emphasize tin? diplomatic wisdom of President Wilson's speech, ! the Daily News says, it would be sun-plied by a .contract between the pri;i* ciples laid down in Washington and the principles laid down in Versailles, it adds; "Ft;oni the bankrupt statesmanship of the, allied conference has emerged v' it is in effect a re-asseriton of Ihe 1 jckoui. blow decision. "No declaration of war aims i.s formulated. Distinct ion bet wpen the speeches of Von Hertling ami t'zernin is recognized. for Germany to safeguard her frontier, both from u^nilitary and diplomatic viewpoint. The Berlin Taffeblatt says (hut. nobody can fait to see that. Trotsky's announcement only confirms th-e exist-1 ing facts, adding; "We have peace with Russia, because there is no Russian army, but, it is a. peace devoid of any solid basis and without agreement. The quadruple alliance must now, as heretofore, strive after a- definite settlement in east era affairs, which will facilitate, the establishment of peaceful and neighborly relations with the Kus- Canadian Army Headquarter? Overseas, Feb. 1;!.- 11 'anadiau Overseas Correspondent i.-After three and a,,, , , , , , . . . i ... ,. i i ,i i t roved bv � rench ar filler v lasl g hall years ol war Canada and the' : - h- world is io march to victory stronger Attorney-General Cross Asks! Commissioner Ferry to Have Gun Taken From Mine i Calgary. Feb. 13.-The latest development in the Urumheller strike is a sian people." The Nord Deutsch Ailegemoinc Zei-j request from Attoniov-Goneral Crus; S *ays: ()V Alberia tung 11 Trotzky is a sphinx who presents the world with a new riddle." Dominion The Govt. Again Grants Request of the Sheepmen to Commissioner Perry of I tho Mounted Police at Regina thai, the machine gun which was taken into the field by the mounted police bo removed. Orders To Remove It Calgary, Feb. Ft. -Superintendent Fltz Ilorrigau of tho mounted police � today received orders from heauquarf- f ers to remove the machine gun which has been in charge of the men guard-: ing the Rosedate mine at Drumheller. Major Morrigaii said iltv gun would be j removed at once. Tho striking miners* j leaders have been quoted as saying that the removal of tins gun would be a step in the right direction toward settling the strike which has tied up the entire Dnuuheller field. Make Peace Separately London, Feb. 13.-According to the lobby correspondent of the Ddily News, fact* are known which bring the possibility of a separate peace' between Austria-Hungary and the 'entente allies much nearer. Great reluctance, he says, is manifested in Austria toward the prospect; of fighting British and American troops on the western front. Evidence Concluded and Consul Will Ask That He Pay Extreme Penalty than ever before. The Dominion's (fighting strength, both in men and in | guns, in constantly increasing. Military regulations prevent, any extensive ! statement from the field as to new developments in the Canadian forces, but 1 am able to say thai Canada's splcn- , bolters -md emplacements and did support of the military service' tnom> 7l? :. . : " t"s.?i(! measure has placed tlie military authorities in a position where they not oniv are assured of reinforcements for j While the French attack was in progress, the Germans attempted a raid and the progress of the assaulting column was favored by a heavy mist. As soon as the French reached the firs': positions the Germans opened a sweeping machine gun fire as .well as ! an artillery barrage but. the French penetrated tin* shell curtain almost without casualties, demolished all the returned to their own lines with most valuable information. i i ParK Feb. KI.-All the evidence in the ea.se of Bolo Pasha, who is on trial for treason, and apparently all the other "affaires" now under investigation before the French court, had been concluded yesterday afternoon and today's sitting will open with the argu- j stronger in men. material and guns inent of the prosecutor. He will ask than at any time since the moblliza- existing units, hut can add largely to their fighting establishments. y During the Passehendaele operations new forces of artillery came from the Dominion to France and while not actively engaged in the desperate fighting last October and November, they long ago took their place in the line where they are now acquitting themselves .splendidly. The Dominion is entering upon the spring campaign t filial the KGtitence of death he imposed I upon Bolo. Maurice VloJette. former minister of subsistence, testified that the current opinion among parliamentary and min-iRt.erial circles in August. liHT. was that no case would be found against Bolo Pasha, and that Al. Painleve. then minister of war, had asserted that the case did not warrant, an arrest. lion at Valcartier marked the creation i of the historic first division and i3 holding a larger front than ever before. H in impossible yei to give any details of the increase in forces, but one effect, is to materially "strengthen the rifle strength in the line. Ottawa, Feb. 3 3.-Col. Robert Me-Fwou of London, Out., president of the Canadian t?o-operntive Wool Growers. Limited, organized last week iu Toronto, headed the. deputation which wailed upon Hon. T. A. Crerar, minister I of agriculture, yesterday. The depu- I tation presented a resolution asking j for the continuation of government 1 grading and other assistance which has been received hy the sheep men in the past in selling their wool on the co-operative plan. The minister promised that their request would he i granted. at -Regoeville. iu the same district, but were repulsed with heavy Josses. Heavy Artillery Paris, Feb. J 3.-There wan fairly beavy artillery fire last; night in the neighborhood of Pinon. on the Aisne front, say.s today's war office statement. Northwest of Kheims the bombardment also was rather lively. Tho French carried out successful raids and drove off a German attacking detachment in the Embermenil region. The t�xt of the statement reads: "Them was heavy artillery fighting in the' region of Pinon and northwest of Rheims. The French carried out several successful raids, east of Au-beive and in the Vosges and brought j back prisoners. i '"I2asr. of Enibennenil 11 German al-i tenrfit against a small French post was without success. Everywhere else the night was calm. "German aviators last night threw down several bombs on Nancy. Three civilians were killed and five wounded." All Departments Including War Depls. Must Get Clerks from C Says At Least One Offensive Will i Commence Then-Great Prep- | Ottawa. Feb. FV - From thirty to arations Made [forty thousand clerks are affected by .__ j the new regulations governing ap- British Armv Headquarters in j pointments to the civil service. Hith-Franre. Feb 12.-Sometime in March i erto mT>' departments have engaged has been set bv the Germans for at ; their temporary clerks -without refer-leasi one offensive on the British � HIU'e to thi' commission, but jjj future front, according to u German prisoner i aH departments must obtain their who had just Wen taken. This 0up-,c!prks from the same central em ploy-live did not know whether it was a iraent In tlm case of profes- Acts of Brutality Are Many Women and Children De- The keynote of the president's speech Is the policy of the open door, peace is waiting as soon. :ir ihe. central powers are ready." The Daily Telegraph says that the president's address is a moat, admirable presentation of the world's ea.se against the central autocracies, given in unanswerably clear and precise terms. Springfield. 111.. Feb. IP,.- T. Connor, Irish nationalist leader Drifish parliament, speaking p. > * > > C/ernin and Hertling Merely Trying to Drive Wedge Between Allies London, Feb. 1 ?>.-The recent speeches of Count Von Hertling and Counl Czernin were a collusive performance between the two statesmen intended to drive a wedge between the allies rather than to secure peace, � Earl Curzon, government leader in the rhouse of lords, declared, iu a debate today in that, chamber iu an address ito the throne. No al tempt ho said, had been made to umtet ihe minimum emands of the allies. Earl Curzon dded: "The most critical tunes that have Iyer confronted this countrv are in Pom V CASUALTIES impracticable, ii will rest with lh� ( commission, not with the department j to decide this point and to exempt the position. Inasmuch as promotions, olwo both in tbe outside and inside service, rest with the commission under the new regulations this, if is stated, will SOLID OPPOSITION TO THE AUSTRIAN GOVT. Stockholm. Feb. Ilk-The Vienna correspondent, of the Herlin Tageblatt reports that the Polish club has severed its connection vith" the govern- Paris. Feb. i;k-Austro-German invaders in northern Italy, daily are re-j sorting to increasing acts of vandal-! ism. pillage and brutality, according to j the statement, of prisoners Raptured j by the Italians, a Hava* dispatch from Kom : *> * * I* *2* �I* v A V peace treaty. The Austrian govern-ofjment, the dispatch says, is now oppos-tlus order in council by which all pat-jed by a united block of Pol^s. Czechs ronage is eliminated from appoint-j and southern Slavs, ments to the civil service, the civil Amsterdam, Feb. 13.-The Berlin Tageblatt says that the central powers have addressed a demand to Rumania to enter peace negotiations and requested an answer by this evening. The newspaper says the demand did not take the form of an ultimatum with an inherent threat. service commission proceeded to avail itself of the new powers that have been vested in it. The chairman of the commission today addressed a letter lo each deputy minister calling attention to the order in council " -CtAr 2000 SERB. PRISONERS PROTEST INTERFERENCE i Stockholm. Feb. i:;.-The Socialists at a mass meeting have adopted resolutions of protest against Swedish in- j terferenee in the Finnish conflict. ; i Telegraph Briefs Settlers May Brin Autos and Tractors Free of Duty CLASH COMING Copenhagen. Feb. 12.-A despatch to the National Tidende from Malmo says Finnish civil guardsmen from Nystad have crossed to the Aland Islands where an engagement with the Russians is imminent. SILENCE FROM PETROGRAD Toronto. Feb, 13.-A special cable despatch to the Globe from London npi 17 aapri uv oiicLH 1 says: "The Daily Telegraph points j Kbl..bAfefcJJ In KUSMA i tmt lnat for nearly six days there has! been no news whatever with regard : lo the situation in Petrograd. The iast 1 telegrams coming direct from Pelro-grad were dispatched last Wednesday. The cause of tbe protracted silence is unknown. Humors were again current yesterday of a voiient outbreak against the Bolsheviki but these cannot he confirmed." Pekin, I'eh. I"..-Two thousand Serbian prisoners capiured by the Russians from the Austrians who had compelled them to fightt have been released from prison camps in Siberia. They are now a' Mukden on their way {to Dulnv -lapan. whence they will " return lo Jinrope by way of America. Britiiher Tells U. S. Labor Men They Have Little Conception of Their Task That settlers coming from the United States may hereafter bring (heir automobiles and tractors with them free of duty is provided, iu an order-in-council recently passed in Ottawa. The qrder reads" "During the period of tbe war and unit! twelve months' actual use in Canada." This order in council will provide lhat new settlers coming to Canada may bring with them their tractors large or small, steam or gas. automobiles, etc., provided they have been ill , -11 - ront of us. But 1 do not think the Hlon is at all dangerous and our nBJitary advisers do not think it is. the same time we iduill have lo put ij'y ounce of effort inUr the common me. If we do that. I am confident Iwill win, ami thus .save civili/.a- until otherwise ordered, vehicles and I owned for six months prior to coming implements moved by mechanical power, may be" imported free of duty by a settler if actually owned abroad by the settler for at least six months before bis removal to Canada, and subject to regulations prescribed by the minister of customs. Provided that tbe said vehicle or implements entered free as settlers' to Canada and arc brought in the effects with .which the settler originally crosHes the line. The Herald in talking to Mr. Floyd of the Ohio Farming Co., tbe other day learned that Mr. Floyd would have lilted to have brought across his Stut:: car but at that time would Have had BURNED AT STAKE Kstille Springs. Tenu., Feb. 13.- Jim Mcllherron. a negro, who shot and killed two white men here lasl. Friday, was burned at tho stake here last night after a confession had been forced from him by application of red hot irons. BADLY INJURED Fort Worth. Texas. Feb. IS.-Second Lieut. Peyton (\ .March, Jr., son of Major-General Peyton C. March, suffered a fractured' skull yesterday afternoon when bis airplane fell at Taliaferro Field. He is sa'd to have small chapce of recovery. Replies to Charges of Rev. Dr. Ferguson Writing under date of February, 1.1. R. f'ingrie Tanner, of Magrath, replies to the charges made by Hev. Dr. Ferguson. Superi^ndent Missions of the Presbyterian church regarding Mormon ism. Mr. Tanner writes as fol-lows: -> � 1 have before me tinlay's issue of the Herald, which contains an article his accusations would be appropriate, and trust you will accord it the same prominence you did his article.--- The first charge, is disloyalty. Dr. Ferguson was never in possession of facts or he would never have made ibis charge. Tbe Church of Jesus Christ of 1/.itier Day Saints should n >t he singled out with reference lo re- to pay tfaftli duty. If ho brings it across effects may not be so eiUerejl unless ' with his settlers'. effects now he can brought by the settler on his firs! 1 enter it free *f duty. This order will j HiQb arrival, and shall not be sold or dis- then fore help ronsidorab/v in indue- Low isoscd of without payment of duty j ing. immigration. j Forecast with the heading Strong Indictment of Icruiting for service in the war. any Mormon Leaders. Most of the read-j more than any other church, but largv-1 ers of your paper live in'Southern Al- j numbers of non-Mormons in Southern berm, and are more or less acmialmed . Alberta can testify that members of with members of Ihe Church of Jesus j the church responded prompty for ser-Christ -of Latter Day Saints.- icum-jvh>e, some having already given their monly called Mormons), and the doc-1 lives lor the,cause of democracy. Tho WEATHER   * ***** * * * 4 t fr 4 t 39 16 Fair and colder. J trines of the church, and fcnow that the statements of the Uev. Dr. Ferguson are erroneous, hut for the benefit of those who are not in possession 1 of ihe facts, i thught an answer to writer while iu conversation tbe other day wiih a recently returned officer, from Leihbn'dge. was told that the (Continued on Paoe 3; New York. Feb. 13.-War and if* effect upon industrial workers was discussed at. a. mass meeting last night hy members of the British labor mission visiting this country and leaders of trade unions in New York. Charles Duncan. M.P.. secretary of the general workers' union of Great Hritain declared in an address that. America had but a slight notion of the great task that, is confronting the allios. He urged workiugmeu of th# United States to profit by the experiences of JJritish tollers in the last three and a half years. W. A. Appleton of tbe General Federation of Trades Union, reviewed the struggle which organized labor had had I in Great Britain prior to the war. He pointed out that the British government now depends almost solely on labor unions for supplies and munitions and the spirit calculated to win the iwar. The assertion by pacifists in this country that British labor wauUd peace was ridiculed by the members of the mission. Thai was the last thing that British labor desired, it was stated. Should the question of continuing the war or accepting Germany's terms be submitted a vote, it was declared, the pacifists would bu overwhelmed. "We do not want war,'* Mr. Duncan said. "We did not invite it, and now that we have suffered by it, we are not prepared to let the enemy make ihe terms of peace." 4 86 ;