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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIPGE. ALBKIVlA. TMUHSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, iois" NUMBER 55 BOLO PASHA, TRMTOROUS BRENfflMAN. SE^ TO DIE SIR SPRUCE Ety Former British Ambassador At Washington, Dies^ of Heart Failure at Ottawa WAS ON HIS WAY HOME; HAD A NOTABLE CAREER OUawn, Feb. 14. -, Sir Cecil Sprlng-RIco, former B'ritfsh am-bassador to the United Statee died this morning at lono o'clock of heart failure nt Government House. .Lady Sprlng-Rlce and his son and daughter, Anthony and Betty, aged 11 find 9, respectively, were with him. The former envoy died peacefully in hia sleep. * Washington Shocked Waaliliigtoii. Feb. 14.-Dlplomiitlc \Yaslilngtoii was sliocked today by tho hows or the Budilon dent!) in Ottawa of Sir Cecil Arthur Siirltig-RIco, who retired nftur nearly live years THE LATE SIR CECIL SPRING-RICE MOBILIZE L Merchants Asked To Co>operat� Releasing as Many. Men as -Possible. in Ottawa, Ve\h 14.-An official statement Isstitfd last night reads: "TheJ Hcrvlco uB UrltlBh ambassador to the iCa'-mla rood ^b^^^^^^^^ plans AhhS if lin h,i,n unnu-n f "^^^ available for seeding, the Droduc- before his retirement was announced ESs wniosueciallviee^ X:�J'TZ' "'"/"^ ''-'-^IB CBlentM^'than^^^^^ i.uiuhi- ot ine eraoaasy, no intimation 'work on thf. Iniui. Vnr thia wan given when ho left Washington that ho was iu IJi-healtli. Sir CodI Arthur Spring-Ulce..K.C. M.G., CO.V.O., British ambaBsador. to the United States aliico 1912, recently r.otlred, was born Pebruuvy 27,' 1859. Ha Wtts the second son of Hmi. C. aiirlng-Hico and married In 1904, Florence, dauBliter of Hight lion. Sir yyanK IjascoUe!). Sir Cecil began, his.' diplomatic career as 'a clerk In the'i ' war and foreign offices, later was as-.slatant. private aacrotary to'Eavl Gran-vfllo. H^.'waa then sent to Brussels' UK ffi- .aBdietary,', then Washington, Toklo,^ Bdrllhifl'rtd C?onstantinople and bocanio charge A'affairea nt^'eheran in 1900.. From there lie was's'6nl:"ld Cairo In laoi aa British coiumlsslonor of public debt. From 1903 to 1905 ho WHS first secretary of the embassy at Petrograd and in 1906 was appointed minister and consul-general to Persia, which post he hejd until 190S. when lie was transferred to Sweden ajr minister, which'raihistry he held till 1912 When;he was promoted to tlie Unllod States anibaswadorshlp. Buried In Ottawa Ottawa, Feb. 14,-Sir Cecil Sprlng-lllce, noted diplomat aad, until a few weeks ago, anihassailor for Great 13rl-. tain to the United States, who died nt IMdeau.Hall at one o'clock this morii-'ing, will he burled In Ottpwa. Lord Klchard .Ne\*illc, comptroller ot the lliouaehold of the governor general, an. nuunccd this morning that the funeral aervlco tor the deceased will be held In St. Bartholomew's Church at England, Saturday afternoon and that interment would be made in Beochwood cemetery. His Lordship Bishop Kop-er, will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. F. H. Browln, rector ot � the churclj. The 8iidd6n death of Sir Cecil created a profound impression in the capital and already scores ot measageB ot regret and condolence with Lady Sprlng-Rlce are being received at Government Hpiise. /. In his recent siicech at the Chateau L'aurier be was talking with keen regret and very evident emotion ot his retlremeht-trom his post lii Washington, but 'pplntfcd outAow at this tlmo It wafi the duty ot every man to play the game. Thcuhesald: '"lOvery miiri has his part to i)Iay add ll�.l^ very Ijard for a man to cease to play tt part hnt my time has come." mlifsif IN MANITOBA HOUSE Act Introduced to Define Rights .of Wife in Husband;^ Properly  WliinlpBg, Feb. 14,-8. K, Clenvont, niombor ot the ^lanitoba loglalalure tor Brandon, will introduce in the legislature on Friday a bill respecting the i^owor rights, of women in Munltobu. The bill, will hayo as lis basis a provision tlittt a husband can not, while living; IrtthBtor his home property, flucli as Iho (luaf'ter socllon on which lie resides, if he Is a fanner,-wltliout iho consent ot his .wife. 'It licreBldcs In lowri, a n)Mn caiuiot trunster tliu lot" or lots on-which his Uonto atiuuls without thoconsDnt of his wlto. .41 ho,owns'other property ho may trenst'er them' without sucli consout, but I ho cannot, will awny his estate without leaving .at. least one-third ot all that of which he posseBSes to his teAQUE OF NATIONS \ ^ionyon. -fcb-iH.-T^brd rtoliort Cecil ahnmincedt in,.the, house ot comnioiis that the, BrHJ�hV�ovoi'nmont Is glylng grwt ttttWtlW'.lo a ."loaguo of im-t}0)!�." tH�'^)t�p.d..tlittt ho lilniHeli: .had } work on the land. For this reason employers of such labor In lirban centres, especially merchants, will be well advised to at once consider the adoption ot cooperatlvd methods of delivery In order to, free the labor needed capable ot ilrlving horses and especially all those with farm experience." All AVho Have Had Experience Will Aid in Inireas^d Production Ottawa, Fpb. 14.-Returned soldiers who have had expbrleuce us farmers .in Canada will contribute their share to increased production during the coming summer. A transport which arrived at a Canadian port several days ago hroucht home a large party ot soldiers who are classified as experienced farmers. The majority ot tlio returned men witti farming experience belong to western Canada but a considerable nqmber who enlisted iu eastern Canada' and who are serving in,the trendies will now render aov-vlco te'the empire iu the battle for increased production, 146 IS" UPAONMliL ' Montreal, Feb, 14,-It is staled that the Dominion pollce>�havo turned over to the military' attthoritiea here 14(; men �im fit tor inilUary. service, 54 ot these having been secured since the big push began last Saturday. Every factory In jMoutreal Is baliig visited by the police in their search for deserters under the Military Service Act. The.dragnet was worked In Lachino yesterday and It is' said olghteon men were B(vtUere Jn. , GETS RePBieVE Ottawa, Feb. 14.-Felix Letalii has been reprloveil tilK.March '21. He- was sentenced to he hangoft at Dtuphln, Mon, on February 21; i Trptzky's Latjes't Move Is Puzzling Them-Believe Surrender Merely a BFuff RUSSIAN ARMY HAS NOT YET BEEN ORDERED TO DISBAND Amsterdam, Feb. M.-Judging from (he lalcat iiulicallons in the jUerman pro.is, mucii disaatisfnotton and suspicion Ims bt'cn aroused by the laie.it move of i''on!lgn .Minister Trotzky. Important, political a�id military leaders are said to bo conferring busily to find the best solution lo tlie puzzle. . The Kreu.se Zoitung ot Berlin, on Tuesday'declared "on reliable information" that Trotzky'a proposal is in no'circumstnnces to bo regarded as a peace offer Svhllo it is pointed out by other newspapers that the Russian war Ihentvcs were montlonod especially In the army reiiorts on Tuesday. A telegram from Vienna says: "It is pointed o\it in v/eU-inlormed quarters that the contusion and uncertainty of InternBtlonal conditions in Russia demand that the central poWersJ adopt a cautious and waiting attitude and that in spite ot tlie absence ot a formal conclusion ot peace, tliero be no hindrance to the exchange ot prisoners." All German newspapers note the fact tiiat three hours after a niessngo was sent out auiidunclng the Issuance ot a demobilization order to tlie Russian army, another Unsslan message was issued ordering that circulation,ot this communication be stopped. Only a Sham The Zeitung Am Mlttag goes go far as to say that there are proofs that Trotsky's promise of a Russian de-moblli'/allon is a sham nianoenvye, U declares that' roUablo vdjJovtB t.epre-serit the-Uplahevikl as energetically forming a Red Guard army out ot the �remnants of the Russfcin army in the hope of ral.tlug a mlllibn men to es-tabl.ish Bolshevilsl power in the border states. May Havethe Proposals A dispatch from Brest-Lltovste .received in Amsterdam TWonday said that Russian had declared the state of war to be at an end and that the demobilization of the Russian armies on all fronts had been ordered. Russia, it was added, did not sign a formal peace treaty wUh the central powers..,It'is indicated in the above despatch. that Foreign Mlnisto> Trotzky may � have made further proposals to the central powers. It such is the ca^e, no report concerning it has been received in this couivtry. Rejoicing In Austria Amsterdam, Feb. 14.-Flags are Hying everywhere in Austria, according to advices from Vienna, and thanksgiving services are being arranged to celebrate the news of Trotzky's declaration that the war between' the central powers and Russia is ended. The yienua official news agency as-crlbos'the reversal in the/attitude of the Russian government to the fact that the .peace was concluded between the central powers and Ukraine and-expresses the conviction thiit as a result of this peace there will'be stroni;. reaction In the war In tly'west.' PROSPECTS GOOD FOR FRENCH CROP Deali Sentence For Bolo Pari^ Feb. 14.-Bolo Pasha Itas been sentenced to death. The courlmartial which condemned Bolo Pasha lo death delibeiatecj for only fifteen minutes. Daritts Porchere, an accountant, who was a co-defendant, Was sentenced to three years imprisonment. Filippo Cavillinie, another co-defendant, who is under arrestin Italy, was sentenced to death, although he is not within the court's jurisdiction. -o rajph Briefs HAS COST A MILLION Ottawa^ Feb. 14.-According to the Evening Citizen the enforcement of the Military Service Act up to the present time has cost up> w^rds of one million dollar*. AMERICANS TOOK PART Paris, Feb. 14.-American bat-terles'tookipart in the .artillery bombardmeirt in connection with the large Fri^nch raid in the Champagne yertefday, it is announced officially, i'thls is the first mention of Amirican batterles.on the Chan^p^giy^f rant). �KING OFFERS PALACES London, Feb. 14-King George, the Dally News says, has offered three pataeee for national use. They are''Balmoral Castle for wounded �oldiers, and Buckingham Pulaoeani Kensington Palace for public offices. The government has not yet taken any action on the offer. ^obehtson remains London, Feb. 14-Major General William R. Robertson, the Dally ,Chronicle declares on its oWn iriformaiion, will remain chief of the Imitertol' Staff with the full afproval. f$i*^confideni^e of the war cabiiwHr^Wajor General Wilson, the^aiiiir'jBhter, will eentlnue to be the 'principal ^Brltiah' representative at! Veraallles. Abrs of TERWomsw � StoeKbolhi, j�re6i 13.-Russian soldiers 'ars reported to be committing shocking'acta of terrorism on the Atland Islands. In conaequence of a statement that ' Swedish residents have fled to joutlylng islands, a Swedish steamer will -start Immediately for the islands. ITALIAN LOSSES ^ Rome, Feb. 14.-Four Italian steamers of more lhan 1,600 tons were sunk by mine or submarine during the week ended February 9, according to admiralty reports issued today. HUNS SINK ANOTHEIt D. Paris, Feb. 14.-The conditianfof winter wheat In the^ departmenta of France which give the largest , yiolds Is reported by an expert who [has just finished.a tour of In- X spectlon to justify fully the moat optimistic hopea-for the 1918 crop. MAY IN'TERFERe' New York, Fob. 14.-Disturbed jcoh-dltlons in Rnssla may interfere with the payment ot the semi-annuaL interest oil the Russian war 'Ipan, due today, according to officials of the National City Bankwhich has been meet-lug tUe*lntorc3t'ln the past. , |, Austria Wai Need AIL Her Men on Italian'Ffdnf: Near Ferro Island-Held Mayor - � and Others as Hostages Afadrld, Fub. 14.-The Spanish steamer Caferlno has been sunk by a submarine near Ferro Island^ one of the s Canary group. AU'the members of the crew wore saved. They were towed by the Fubmajlne to tha port of lia'Estaca in the Canaries. Held Them as Hostages , Paris, Feb. 14.-The Oerman sub-marine whfch sank the Spanish steamer Ceferlno near Ferro Island, one of the Canary group belonging to Spain, as reported from Madrid yesterdaj', landed a party on Ferro Island when it put ashore the crew of the steamer, according to advices to the Figaro. The Germans are said to have sent for the mayor of the town to whom' they, declared there were two .Germans. Interned on the Island. The mayor explained that all the Oevmans were on Tonorltte Island, but he and another prominent citizen wore nfev-erlheloss taken on board the submarine and keld as hostages until a message from TenorU'to confirmed the I'lnayors. stnteniont, the Figaro's advice^ Btato. . There is no contlrinatiou ot this Iliicidbiit from other, sourceB. > 2000 MINERS ON STRIKE IN TENNESSEE Conclusion of Case Paris, I^ob. 14.-,\s M. Moruel. prosecutor 4n the case against Bolo Pasha, charged with treason, delivered his case yesterday afternoon, he frcnuent-punctuated his urguraenfs with the empliatlc retiuest, "1 demand a sentence ot death." * - Bolo Pasha's porsonallty paled into insigniflcanc'e ns M. Moniet unravelled the tangled German intrigue involving prominent porsonugcs in many countries and o.\tcndlng over two worlds. "This Is only one instance ot treason in France," said M. Jlornot. "This is merely the first chaptcv, other chapters will follow." After saying that France had oscai)-ed {he gravest danger since the Marnc, M. Mornot closed as follows: 'The eyes of our allies are on xis. In times of peace I have stood here nuiny times asking the death penalty tor a miserable individual guilty of murder and It was not without a twinge ot regret. But today, without pity or mercy, but with a sense ot stern duty to niV country and our allies, I ask for death." FOSe mi RETIRE BREWSTERMAY EMR Strong Man Also Needed For Head of Post Office Department Winnipeg, Feb; 14.-The Ottawa correspondent ot the Manitoba Free PresB \jlres that the post ottlco department Is in need of a strcfig head, and that K. F.. Pardee,,'former Liberal whip, has been offered and may accept the porttoUo, but Ontario has already her full share of cabinet ministers. The correspondent suggests that Sir George Foster, who is atiU ailing, may retire from the cabinet but continue at thf head of the war trade board, which position' he now hol'ls ex-officlo as minister of trade and commerce. Failing that, Hin. C. C. Ballantyne might receive the portfolio and Premier Pre.wster ot British Columbia might become minister of trade and fiftheries. HANNA RESIGNS FROM ONT. CABINET Toronto, Feb. 14.,- Hon. W, J. Hannai who^nce the government of Sir William, Hearst was formed has been minister without portfolio, has resigned from the cabinet. eiG NEW U.S. FUND FORWHIRPOSES Huge Amount 'Wanted For. AH Clas|^ of Artillery-Bill Introduced  Rome, Fell. 14.-^Itliough the Austrian press In the ilust.tow'weeks has been referring to iirepurat|on8 tor au offensive which-they shy,'the Italians are making, as:jU8tl(lcfttlo� for the uBSortion that It Is Imponslble to withdraw either men or guns to help Germany in a puprenie, of fort In Franco, Field Marshal Boroevio, the Austrian .i;ommai\der', 'app'arohtiy " ^v|Bhe8 to bring on end to tlie; period ot Inactivity. He is resuming Uls battering tuetics in the ifitiuntaii^ AeptlqiV. in the la8t':thi!.ee(aa^e, .the; AUBtrlans have oi>gagecl iu VigorouB''auUenB a^-ttliist the, ivqw Itallfiu JlntMn tl>e,Pyen-isclia Eiiid . BeUti:',VtfUeyfi,"'whbro Im- trom I DortHht i?oalUons',jv,e|'^.:WVy|ga . ' \ � ' -.''..'si'.'fi^M'f^'i':^ the Auatrlans u short lime ago. The oiieniy preceded hfa Infantry attacks by violent bombardments but when the Infantrymen luttemp^od to press forward as they did in the'Bella Valley by advancing in the Selle and;YBl-lette woods, they came under the lire ot Uiilian light and medium artlllorj^ and mHchlne-guns'Which compelled them to beat a retreat.with pnormous' losses before even reaching the lihl-Ittu troncliQB, * . . ; � The Aifstrlans woj. with another aiid oaunlly severe check iu tltp^reiupUa valley yesterday. .i ...'. Ill the fighting Llout, Randea, aq ttvintor, brought down two onpray'alrj planes, Increasing the huraborotsbta victories In uorlftl epcouutora to-.*tti Birmingham, Ala., Feb; U.-Two.. iThouaand miners of the TenneiB�,e.. - Coal, Iron and Railroad company want on atrlWe and fight coal . mlnea became Idle today. Miners , cphtand the terma of their wage ligrtament are not bfing,lived up to by the company, v ; .COMMENT FAVORABLY Berne, Feb. 14.-^The Bwlsa newapa-pera comment on President 'Wilson's uddress to congresB iu most favorable tennB. ' High ................... 16 Wa.shlugton. Feb. 11.-A billion dollar urgent deflciehoy appropriation {liU, the largest ot Its kind in the history of congress, although cut u half million from original estimates, was favorably reported to the house today by Chairman Sherloy of the appropriations' committee, The debate on the bill, which provides tor the immediate needs ot the war, navy and other departments,'is expected to^bo given the house tomorrow, .y^ Huge araovuits were asked tor various military activities. Among these ^v*s a total of almost |S1,000,000 for mouutiln, field and siege artillery. Natural Resbiii-c^ of Provinces and Other Subjects To^Be Discussed Ottawa, Feb, 14,-The odnferoiice between the Dominion govcrnmoht and provincial premiers and ministers will commence (jt il o'clock tomorrow mor--ning in the railway board rdoiuB,' In addition to the consideration of the agricultural au(| labor problems Buoh (?uostjon3 as tlje control by the woBteru provinces of their natural re-aourqes are to fee oopsldered. No offl-' clal statement has beeu.mado.by the, goverument ns to the scope ot the-conference but H ia intimated that u .L,��'S GOVT N FIRST ROUN THE BRITISH LOSSES BY SUBS FOR WEEK I..ondon, Feb. 14.-Nineteen British merchantmen were sunk by-mine.or submarine in the lust week, according to admiralty statement. Of these thirteen wore vessels ot l,aO0 tons or more and six were under that tonnage. ThVee fishing craft also were sunk. : : : ; : : :.> WILL SECURE AL AVAIUBLEMEN CLASS ONE FIRSI Steps To Be Taken To This End -Deny Second Glass to be Called- .Calgary, Feb. 14.--/>> special toi -the Calgary Herald .says.' The question of calling out the second class has nevei| been, considered was the definite statement of Sir Robert Borden today. Sir Robert intimated that further action would altogether depend upon the results of the calling out of the first class. Hon. N, W. Rowell confirmed the statement of Sir Robert,, as did also Col.'O. M. Biggnf, of the Milltarf Service Council. , Consider Further Steps Ottawa, Feb. 14.-Steps to be.taken to secure additional reinforcements un-dqr tlio^ iMIIltary. Service Act,: it la, un-derst6"bil, now under'cbiJBiderShbiiHvm be carried out. ^ . , ' ' �/ Should it bo decided to. call out further men. It is emphasized here, the aim would bo to secure merely those who could bo drafted into ' the army without interfering ^ith the production ot essentials or causing undue domestic hardship. All steps will be first taken to secure every' available man under Class one. '  A poor Shoxfcing .' Reglaa. Feb. 14.-The, Post today says: "Fifty thousand'men pitt of a class of more than 5*0,000. is not a very satisfactory report on the operation of the Military Service Act, and moreover a great many,of these canid from, the United States. Calling out other classes will mean leaving; ai number of dependents of every man dalled for the government to support. The government must make, sure that the possibilities ot the 'first' clftsa are exhausted before calling others. It is something the country'IS by no meaua ready to .iccept yet." - a Running Fight--British Capture Two Sub: marines .v . 'WrA'    .  -".^.'.: i. --.6 J.wide range of subjects will, bo coiisld-.JtP^PMt: Fair and eoid.. Jered. .....1 ^ ^ � ,�-':'' ''1/. V'-. 'V � An Atlantic Port, Feb. .H.-r-An Aiu-orican steamship arrlvihg'here yesterday reported hav,ln^ tsunk iji Qenntin subniarlue in the Mediterranean on January 18-after a riimUng tifcht, Tho steamer was not hit. - . On the outward voyage,the.same craft was attacked in,the Jtediterrau-ea'h by two suhmarines, Qae was sighted oft the bow, pf the > steamer and when the captain attempted to ram the undersea boat It submerged and made oft. At the,same time, the gun crew fought off.; another: submarine from the stern. . . .' The crew oftho vessel reported that British patral boats captured.two sub-nuirln*3s off the Canary Islands on "January 7. , .Si' j �'� LIMIT BROKER'S PRORTS IN RESALEMiLLFP ^NYttshhiRlon, Feb. 14,-^EHmlJiiitioiVof re-sales oi wheat mill feed SyUhln/tho trade and the fixing off^oson^blb limits qt profits by brokeravitspmmiBsloti men and jobjiers hav,e resijlte'dilt'ivas annqifeeed last night,, frorti* a t\va"-U?iy conference hero bet�veen.' rdpremeiita-tiyos ot the iuduslvy''^iid';Wej Ipo(V �rt-mlnistratloii. Aotaller^' wfta.'to; be required to exact onlXi'a'fuJr'iand'ir^iniou; able profit 'through? Q'pntrol*"qf/'!thOIr supply from licensed'daal^i^'' ount of thla profit wHl-------- t^tute udini^iiitri^i Criticisms Levelled at Govt. Fiom All Parts of House > -Situation Tense > BUT GOVT. WINS r SAFELY ON FIRST VOTE CONFIDENCE London, Fob. II.-'I'hc government Jiist iiiglic siiicccssfulUv ovorcnrac the first obstncln ihrcatoning' 11.'? exist-, cncc wiien an amendraiin'i; proposed by lllchiird Holt, which the .)ilnislc)'B lind niaiio a (iiieKtion of confidence WUH rcj Secretary Balfour supported strongly tho premier's �view concerning the speeches ot Emperor William. Chau-^�ollor Von llortling and Count Czer- � nin,, saying that they gave not thei slightest indication ot an approach to the allies'war aims. , ; ,'.' ' lu rebutting arguments of the pacifists. Lord Robert Cecil declared that : it was useless to attempt to discuss, peace unless the enemy-meant peace'. The government recognized tltat Its"-only duty was to, put an end to thii war. , .i. , Says Union Govt. Failure '.'. London, F'eb. 14.-In the course of-his remarks In the.house otconimons yesterday, the former home secretary,-Herbert Samuel, criticized the gov-;' ornment's liandllng ot home affairs. Regarding mnn power ho said Great Britain stood in virtually the same p'oj-sltlon as she did in December IDKI. With respect to food, the government had a somewhat better record, but; ho asserted; the increased production-,'ot food was only four jJer cent net; ot which three per cent related to Ireland. Mr. Samuel said it was clear that thp '.i present system of government was not' working to tho best advantage. , They:/ liad six weary men, exhausted, with lap?; bor, endeavoring every day to catch up �� with the over-accumulating arre^rs^ol work. After 14 months It could not be,' Bold tliat the wai"- cabinet had proved, successful. He suggested a amaU counf' cll cmislstlng of the heads of the dfli-partnients concerned with the c6nd�(;.C: of the v/ar, a homo circle, conalstlnir, of heads of departments concernod-wlWi homo administration. - . ( ' .He, gave th? fullest support .tQ;tlKf, Nvar alms aa stated by the premier,to:, the labor conference and It was bar;": cause ha cared Intensely about, whu, ning tl^e war that he had apoKeu day.. ' X . :- DEPORTAINSOFM Havre, Feb, 1-1,-Doportation/'otlBolii" Slabs by the Germans are (;ontlnult)|i (Jeeplte the protestation to the'cdntrurp Fy 'the (Jerman Authorities; 'aco^rdlpef, to informititlon recetved'by;tbe''^e)gi|in1'' jfovernmont; Within? the.v| , weeks the Gevti^ans hove' � ( 2700 persons, from the towa1. ^^n, iu.ISaHt Flandemand:. put' inUitaryiwork on the wea^ePn' 2 6094 20 ;