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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ Jil volume xi. LKT1IM[\IIJGE, ALBKIVI A. TllUiSOAY, FKHHUAIVY II. 1!)1,S m'mbkii r�r� OLOP 9 SENTENCE Y X AT GOVT. HOUSE Former British Ambassador At Washington, Dies of' Heart Failure at Ottawa WAS ON HIS WAY HOME; HAD A NOTABLE CAREER Sentence For olo f Paris, Feb. 14.-Bolo Pasha has been sentenced to death. The courtmartial which condemned Bolo Pasha to death deliberated for only fifteen minutes. Darius Porchere, an accountant, who was a co-defendant, was sentenced to three years imprisonment. Filippo Cavillinie, another co-defendant, who is u und er Ottawa, Feb. 14. - Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, former British ambassador to the United States died h this morning at one o'clock of heart failure at Government Mouse. ,Lady Spring-Rice and his son and daughter, Anthony and Betty, aged 11 end 9, respectively, were with him. The former envoy died peacefully in his sleep.  Washington Shocked Washington, Feb, 14.- Diplomatic Yy'ashingtop was shocked today by iho news of tin; sudden death in Ottawa of Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, who retired after nearly five years' service as British ambassador to the i "lifted Stales early last, fcionth m favor of Lord Heading. Although it had been known that Sir Hodl had desired* for a long time before his retiromont was announced to l)e relieved of his heavy duties in charge of tho embassy, no intimation was Riven when he left Washington that he was in ill-health. THE LATE SIR CECIL SPRING-RICE 4 _- j -*4 ! Trptzky's Latest Move Is Puz- arrest in Italy, was sentenced to death, although he is not zling them-Believe Sur- within court's jurisdiction, render Merely a BFuff RUSSIAN ARMY HAS NOT YET BEEN ORDERED TO DISBAND * THE Telegraph Briefs I Merchants Asked To Co-operate Releasing as Many Men as Possible. in Sir (ceil Arthur Spring-Rice, K.C\ *Vl.r,., T.G.V.O.. British ambassador io the Fulled States since 1U12, recently retired, was born February 27, 1S5!). Jie was tho second .son of H4 of these having been secured since the big push began last Saturday. Every factory in Montreal is being visited by the police in their search for deserters under the Military Service Act. The dragnet was worked in Lachine yesterday and it is said eighteen men were gathere in. Amsterdam, Feb. II.-Judging from the latest indications in the .German press, much dis.-*aLisfaetlon and suspicion lies been aroused by the latest move, of Foreign .Minister TroUky. Important , polit ica 1 aod mil it a ry leaders are said to be conferring busily to find the. best solution to (he puzzle. .The Kreuse Zeitung of lierlin, on Tuesday declared "on reliable information" thai Trotzky's proposal is in no circumstances to be regarded as a peace offer while it is pointed out by other newspapers that the Russian war theatres were mentioned especially in the army reports on Tuesday. A telegram from Vienna says; "It is pointed out in well-informed Quarters that the confusion and uncertainty of international conditions in Russia demand that tho central powers adopt a cautious and waiting attitude and that in spite of the absence of a formal conclusion of peace, there he no hindrance to the exchange of prisoners." All German newspapers note the fact that, three hours niter a message was sent out announcing the issuance of a demobilization order to the Russian army another Russian message was issued ordering thai circulation of this communication be stopped. Only a Sham The Zeitung Am Mittag goes so far as to say thai, there are proofs that Trotsky's promise of a Russian demobilization is a sham manoeuvre. It declares that reliable reports represent the IJoIsheviki as energetically forming a Red Guard army out of the remnants of the Russian army in the hope of raising a million men to establish JJoIshoviki power in the border states. May Have the Proposals A dispatch from Brest-Litovsk- received in Amsterdam Monday 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 with the central powers. It is indicated in the above despatch that Foreign Minister Trotzky may have made further proposals to the central powers. If such is the case, no report concerning it has been received in this country. Rejoicing in Austria Amsterdam, Feb. M.-Flags are flying 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 Vienna official news agency ascribes* the reversal in the attitude of the Russian government to the fact that the,peace was conclude*! between tlie central powers and Ukraine and expresses the conviction that as a result of this peace there will be stronfe reaction in the war in the*west. PROSPECTS GOOD FOR FRENCH CROP GETS REPRIEVE Ottawa. Feb. H.-Felix Letain has been reprieved till March 21. He was � sentenced to be hanged at Dauphin. ' Man., on February 21. Paris, Feb. 14.-The conditionlof winter wheat in the departments of France which give the largest yields is reported by an expert whoihas just finished a tour of inspection to justify fully the moat optimistic hopes for the 1918 crop. Act Introduced to Define Rights .of Wife in Husband's, Property MAY INTERFERE New York, Fob. 14.-Disturbed conditions in Russia may interfere with tin; payment of the semi-annual, interest on the Kussian war loan, due today, according to officials of tho National City Bank which has been meeting the'interest in the past. j )ancr^ Winnipeg, Feb. 14.-S. K. ('lenient, member of the Manitoba legislature for Hrandon, will introduce in the legislature on Friday a hill respecting the dower rights of women in Manitoba. The bill will have as its basis a provision that a husband can not. while living, transfer his home property, such ns the quarter section on which he resides, if he is a farmer, without ibe consent of his wife. 'Jf be resides in town, a man eanjiot transfer the lot' or lots on which his home stands without, the consent of his wife. owns other property he niiy them without such consent, cannot will away his estate leaving at least one-third of all that of which he possesses to his wife. Austria Will Need All Her Men on Italian Front 4f he transfer but he without LEAGUE OF NATIONS London, Feb. 14.-Lord Uobjert feci! announced in the house of common-? that the British government is giving great, attention to a "league ol nations." lie added thai he. himself had rn'onared a scheme, for U. I Home, Feb. 14.--Although the Austrian press in the past few weeks has been relVndup; to preparations for an offensive which they say the Italians are making as justification for the assertion that it is impossible to withdraw either men or guns to help Clor-many m a supremo effort in France, Field Marshal Boroevlc, the Austrian commander, apparently wishes to bring an end to the period of inactivity, lie is resuming his battering tactics in the mountain Section. J^tlie last three days, the Austrians have engaged in vigorous actions against tiie new ttulian line*" in the Fren-/,el!a and Bella Valleys, where im-norlant nosltious were wr�>s1ed from i i the Austrians a short' time ago. The enemy preceded his infantry attacks by violent bombardments but when the infantrymen attempted to press forward as they did in (lie Bella Vat-ley by advancing in the Selle and Val-lette woods, they came under the fire of Italian light and medium artillery and macliino guns which compelled them to beat a retreat with enormous losses before even reaching the Italian trenches. The Aifstr.'ans met with another and eryunlly severe check in the Frcnzclla vallev yesterday. In the fighting Lieut. Ransoa, an aviator, brought down two enemy airplanes, increasing the number of his victories in aerial encounters to 10. 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 upwards of one million dollars. AMERICANS TOOK PART Paris, Feb. 14.-American bat-teries'took part in the artillery bombardment in connection with the large French raid in the Champagne yesterday, it is announced officially. (This is the first mention of American batteries on the Champagn# front). � KING OFFERS PALACES London, Feb. 14.-King George, the Daily News says, has offered three palaces for national use. They are Balmoral Castle for wounded soldiers, and Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace for public offices, The government has not yet taken any action on the offer. Conclusion of Case i Paris, Feb. M-As M. Mornet. prosecutor jn the case against Holo Pasha, charged with treason, delivered his case yesterday allernoon. h" frequent- j 4y punctuated his arguments witli the emphatic request, "i demand a sentence of death." Hole Pasha's personality paled into insignificance as M. Mornet unravelled the tangled German intrigue involving prominent personage in many countries ami extending over two j worlds. "This is only one instance of treason in France." said M. M or net. "This is merely the first chapter, other chapters will follow." After saying that France had escaped {he gravest danger since the Ma rue, M. Mornet closed as follows: 'The eyes of our allies are on us. In times of peace I have stood here nuiny times asking the death penalty for a miserable individual guilty of murder and it was not without a twinge of regret. But today, without, pity or mercy, but with a sense of stern duty to my country and our allies, I ask for death." a a V V RITISH LOSSES BY SUBS FOR WEEK London, Feb. I I.-Xi tie teen liritisli merchantmen were sunk hy mine or submarine in the liist week, according to admiralty Htaicincut. Of these thir-t.eej) were vessels of l,0t)0 tons or more and six Were under that tonnage. Three fishing craft also were sunk. ... a #_* Criticisms Levelled at Govt. From All Parts of House  -Situation Tense v v BUT GOVT. WINS SAFELY ON FIRST VOTE CONFIDENCE *: : * * * > * > > : ILL SECURE ALL ] CLASS ONE FIRST ROBERTSON REMAINS London, Feb. 14.-Major General William R. Robertson, the Daily Chronicle declares on its own information, will remain chief of the Imperial Staff with the full approval ffnd confidence of the war cabinet. Major General Wilson, the sub-chief, will continue to be the principal British representative at Versailles. FOSTER MAY RETIRE BREWSTER MAY ENTER Steps To Be Taken To This End Deny Second Class to be Called Strong Man Also Needed For Head of Post Office Department I Winnipeg, Feb. 14. respondent of the The Ottawa cor-Manitoba Free ACTS OF TERRORISM Stockholm, >fet>. 13.--Russian soldiers are reported to be committing shocking acts of terrorism on the Atland Islands. In consequence of a statement that Swedish residents have fled to outlying islands, a Swedish steamer will start immediately for the islands. fJanaaaaa^aas^ ITALIAN LOSSES Rome, Fell. 14.-Four Italian steamers of more Hum 1,000 tons were sunk hy mine or submarine during the week ended February 9, according to admiralty reporis issued today. ! Press wires that the post office dspart-j meiU is in need oil a strcgiK head, and to Calgary, Feb. 14.--A special tot the Calgary Herald says: The question of calling out the second class has neve?4 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. Biggar, of the Military Service Council. Consider Further Steps Ottawa, Fob. I4.-Steps to be.taken secure additional reinforcements un-that V. F. Pardee, former Liberal f,er fllc- -Military. Service Act, it is un-whip, has been offered and may ao- derstootf, now under consideration.will cept the portfolio, but Ontario has al- be carried out. ready her full share of cabinet minist- Should it be decided to call out fur-ers. The correspondent suggests that lhei" InGl1- u u emphasized here, Urn Sir George Foster, who is still ailing- ' aim w�"l� to secure merely those may retire from the cabinet but continue at the head of the war trade board, which position he now holds ox-officio as minister of trade and commerce. Failing that, Hftn. C. C. Ballan*yne might receive the portfolio and Premier Frews ter of British Columbia might become minister of trade and fisheries. HANNA RESIGNS FROM ONT. CABINET Near Ferro Island-Held Mayor and Others as H ostages Toronto, Feb. 14.t- Hon. W. J. Hanna, who.sjnee the government of Sir William Hearst was formed has been minister without portfo-lio, has resigned from the cabinet. BIG NEW U. S. FUND who could be drafted into the army without interfering with the production of essentials or causing undue domestic hardship. All steps will be first taken to secure every available man under < 'lass one. A Poor Showing * Uegina. Feb. 14.-The Post today says: "Fifty thousand men out of a class of more than yflO.000- is not a very satisfactory report on the operation of the Military Service Act, and moreover a great many of these came from the United States. Calling out. other classes will mean leaving a number of tlenenclents of every man called for the government to tmpport. The government must make sure that the possibilities of the first clafis are exhausted before calling others. It is something the country :S by no means ready to accept yet." .Madrid. i