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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA. FRIDAY, FEBHUAHY 15, 1918 NUMBER 56 RESUME HOSTILITIES IN RUSSIA-HOLOCAUST IN MONTREAL NUNNERY VERNON CASTLt KILLED , Fort Worth, Texas, . Feb. 15.- Vernon Castle, the famous dancer, was killed in an airplane accident this morning. / Enalish By Birth. AlOIII ATlf^TPrt Yorh, Fob. ID:-Vernoii CasUc Ml IIRI V I n U I L 11 lind a national reputation as .a dancer. Illllllll \ 11111J r 11 I'>B linmo was hero. With hiB \vKc, Ifljll Uinill'LU also a graceful dancer, ho altatiicd groat popularity Kevoral years agrf aB ' a teacher of modern dances. AVhen _.   �1 J '"""l^O ^oih of tho Castles First Discussion is OI Increased hecamo interested in war work and Mr. Castle took up aviation. He was granted an' avIatoY^s pilot license by the Aero Ciuh of America, February i), 1916, after having made a satisfactory record in test flights at Newport News, Va. Ho was horn In Norwich, England, May 2, 1887, Production-Many Other Matters on Tapis EXPECT A LONG DISCUSSION ON . NAT'L RESOURCES IHIY EXPECTS STILL FURTHER AUSI. AmCKS Will Prepare for Attacks Whether They Are Delivered or Not Ottawa, Keb. 15.-Conferences between members of the Dominion government and the premiers of the various provinces opened at 'the railway commission rooms this morning. It i.s proposed to havo two meetings of ilio conference dally, a rabrning meeting from 31 o'clock to 1 o'clock, and un afternoon meeting from 2.30 to 4 o'clock. With the exception ol Premier Brewster of British Columbia, wlio is on tho way hero, and Premier Norrls of Manitoba, who is represented by Hon. Mr. .ToUnson, all the provincial premiers were present. Sir Robert Bordo'n opened tlie conference. They will subsequently bo ))ro8ided over by Hon. J. A. Calder, minister of Immlgratlou and colonization. Increased Production, Increased production of foodstuffs Is to be takep iip fji'.'it. Ways and means of co-oporating between federal and proN^nclal governments to I Ills end will receive especial consideration. In view of the decision of the government not to conscript farm labor the better distribution of labor is regarded as a question of partlcu hir importance. Further subjects to be considered b3* tho conference are; 1 The sale of school lands. 2--Return of soldiers to civil JIfe, inclurilnt; the care of returned soldiers, vocational training and rchabilatton, opportunities for employment and Jnnd sattl6'ipent. .'. .;i-j;Puql .production and dlstrlbullou, including provJsibn' for any anticipated shpi-tagu during the coming year. - 4-Immigration and coIonJzatlon.'j,-j 5-Transfer, of natural resources to tho prairie jirovihces.  The last named subject, probably will lead to. some prolonged discus sion. , EIGHT BRIMItS Hunting For Submarines, Were Caught By Destroyers in Dover Straits Great Demonstration in Brus sels Wlien Belgian Leaders Arrested-Several Killed Manl Children Burned WDeath in a florrible Holocaust in Montreal e. * : Stockholm says, according to an Kx-sevoral .soldl6ra a^d civilians being """" r:nT,nni,,o-o, a Montreal, Feb. l.'>. - Firemen wore engaged this raoniiiig In ."enrcliing the smouldering ruins of the west wing of the Grey Niiniiery, whlcli last night was destroyed li.v firo wltli a loss, it Is estimated, from -!."> to 75 babies' lives. Tho nuns wore busy' collecting their chiirge.^ from the homes of residents in llif neighborhood who assisted in llie ruscuo work atul rushed the children and old people, inmates ot tho liistitution, to places of safety "dirccily tliey were removed from the burning building. Spark From X-Ray Machine The cause of the fIro is supposed to have been a spark from the switch of the X-ray machine iu the soldiers' hospital which occupied one section ot tlio nunnery and whlcli was im mediately under the floors destroyed. Mayor'Martin Hurt While on his way lo the tire. Mayor Martin was struck and knoclced down Iiy a carriage* as ho was croiising the street to' speak to Cliiet Trnmblay. Fortunately his woi^liip was not seriously hur^t; Later lif went to the Notre Dame hospital, where the doctors attended his Injuries'. Loss of Life a Record The loss of life in tlu; fire is record for Montreal. Soldiers Helpsd tlie Groy Nunnery tho soldiers who were able to join in tho work ot res-Clio hastened to do everything possible to help got the babies nut and it was stated that many of Uieso men did lie'roic work in' the rescuing of the little ones. ! Rescued 10 Babies One sergeant of tlso lath Ilighlan-i ruins. ilers, who recently Iiad relurnod from Bcrvico overseas, rescued no fewer than ton hablon. Five times ho clinil)-id up to tho 10]) ot llu! building, through the smol?e and tiamos mid oacii time ho rolurncd witli two ciiil-dron, one under each arm, until finally the advance of tho tiro made it im[iosSiblo for lilm to do any more. Then the typical higlilandor dropped out of sight anil only those who saw what lio had done know that lie had helped save tho lives of noarly a dozen children. ^ Another Heroic Act IJ.eut. 11. W. StovoM, who has boon discliarged after sorvico overseas, wenit* to the scone at once and�wlien ho was satlsfiod that all the smdicrs were out of tho building, remained in the building seeing if lie could ho ot aid. lie found one. girl of about 13 years, on tlio third floor in the central section of the institution and carried lior to the street despite the fact, that he hod suffered an Injury to his leg on service overseas. One of the pneumonia sufferers, Private Iloberts, escaped from the buildig in ills night clothos and was found almost exhausted in a snow liank. He was attended to in a neighboring house and later taken to the Western Hospital, apparently little tho worse tor his experience. During tlie night the firemen recovered a number of bodies burned to death. At !):,'?0 o'clock this morning there were fifty little bodies laid in the iiia'yrooni of the Institution by the men in tho salvage corps. At 11:.10 o'clock this morning fifty-five botjies had been taken from tho Loni.'v'ii, Fnb( 15.-Follnw-iiiK Is today'.'! official communi-catfoti: "The enemy's artillery sliow-0(1 consideralilo activity oarly in tho night against our front lino In the Quoant sector. Apart from patrol encounters In tlio neighborhood ot Lens, in whlcli we secured prisoners, there is notliing further to report on the British front. "Yesterday morning an al-ttick by a Gorman raiding party on a IJelgian post east of M"r-(kem was successfully repulsed." .;. > : � : : > informed the government that they will stop work if exportation of munitions is permitted. IN'TBEUEVE MACHINE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUMANIA Mystery Over wMachine Gim . Episode at Rosedale Mines -Strike Still On London, Feb. 15.-Eight British craft which were hunting submarines have been sunk by a raiding flotilla of enemy destroyers, it is i^fficlaMy ahnoi4nced. After having sunk these vessels, seven of wbich were "drifters" and one a trawler {he enemy destroyers returned rapidly northward before they could be engaged. The destroyers raid took plabe In the straits of Dover, the -official announcement states. i T SACTIVEIN LONDON Charged With Spreading Revolutionary Propaganda and is Being Watched Loudon, Feb. 15,-The autliorilies avb considering tlie,activities of Maxim Litvhtoff, the Bolshevlkl represonta-Uvo in London. Although ho has not been recognlJied by the government, Lltvlnoft has been isaulng among munition, workers pamphlets bearing the seal of the "Russian people's embassy" which the newspapers assert are incitements t'j revplutlon. In the house of commons yesterday, Mr. Pemborton-Billlng, independent, asked whether LitvinofC was to be deported as'an undesirable alien, - Tlie hoino secretary replied that the imatter was recWvlng his attention, London, Keb. 14.-The following official communication was Issued by the war office this evening: "Early this morning the enemy's trenches at Lens again were raided successfully by the Canadian troops. A number of Germans were killod and a few prisoners and two machine guns [were captured. The raiding party returned to our lines wltiiout loss. 'Several other prisoners wei-e hrought In during the day by our patrols. On the southern portion of the front there was some hostile artillery activity today-^n the neighborhood of tne Souclioz river." Amsterdam, Feb. 15. - Berlin newspapers on Thursday evening intimate that peace negotiations with Rumania are about to be opened. to Ottawa. Feb. 15.-Subsequent a sitting of the cabinet council, the government shortly before midnight last night gave out an announcement as to Its immediate policy In regard to labor. The government will not conscript men for farm labor under the Military Service Act, but wilt take immediate steps to secure a reo-Istratlon and inventory of the man power of the Dominion. A classification of the Industries of Canada also will be secured by the new war trade board. There will be no importation of coolie labor at present, to which exception is taken by the labor men, but this matter may be given further consideration after a later date. No decision has been reached In regard to the conscription of alien labor. FOOD STORES IN VIENNA BURN Calgary, Feb. li.-After final disposition of tiie famous mounted police machine gun at the JTondy property In the-Drumheller tleld has been made the question arises if tho tamohs gun was over actually taken to the Rose-dale mine by tho mounted police. The attorney-general of Alberta burnt up the wires getting Into touch with Ottawa requesting that the machine gun be removed, that it was only causing further trouble. W. Armstrong, mine supervisor for District IS; would not make any.comment on the machine gun question. When asked it the machine gun had ever been taken into the field Major FItz Horrlgan ot the mounted police, had nothing to say, neither had Kenneth Moody of the Rosedale mine, in fact, no � one has even been able to locate tlie gun. In the meantime tlie strike continuo-i. DO NOT FAVOR TRADE BOYCOn ON GERMANY Zurich, Feb. 15.-A fire on Mon-, day destroyed twd large warehouses at the eastern station in Vienna. The buildings were fill- , ed with paper, clothing, dried vegetables and potatoes, which is a very severe loss at this time. BRITISH GOVT. SAFE FOR TIME BEING PRINCE OF WALES TO TAKE HIS SEAT London, Fob. 15.-The Prince ot Wales, who automatically became a member of the house of lords ou attaining his majority but wlio did not take bis seat, wllLdo so next Tuesday, according to the Titaes. The Prince ot Wales was 23 years old on Juno 23 last. London, Feb. 14.-^Vhrough the adoption tonight by the house of commons of the addresses in reply to the speech from the throne, which was accomplished without division, the attack against the government for the time being have come to naught. APPEAL TO STOP . ACTS OF VIOLENCE MUCH RESENT MAX AITKEN^SAPPOIfiiEN Bonar Law Attacked Co.hcern-ing It-Is Not Member of War Cabinet Ottuyva, Feb, 15. - No official announcement has.yot been made in regard to the dotallfl of the government's P^n 'o secwre a/registration ot tho man antlwoiniin power of Canada, as ilnnounced In the official statement given out.last night. It Is understood that theVplan Is well maCured and that the general scheme will soon be known. AB.l^nnbunced tho'iuveutory.wlll bo secured by a syHtom ot tjompulsory registration appllcttblo to persons over 1(5 yoars. . The.labor nipn urged that "tho further Indnstrial'dovelopmenl of women should bo acuoinpanlod by political oquallty;" Tlie exlonsiun of the fnui-chlse to women; If, Is esplulnori, Is already tUe^ established policy of. tho government and It Is certain that woman suffrage'vv'ill be an established fact in Canada, ttt least before another ceueral election cbuies arouud. The labor men also suggested that Uio ijueBlion ot allowing light beers t,Q bo sold in; Canada should be dealt Willi as'a e'gcial me�sure and not under the Wor liiomTes Act. The'govenvmant's attitude in regard > to ttaU,.propo�I,'tt is stated, was de-�Uo4 ^rJim% W. Uowoll ln.ui8 ro- , cent. �OWa,wm,v address wlion he alii-'i , riounciJd'UISithe Intention of the gov. ' ernmeat' iit^nd.rby its prohlbllluu ^jilijjf.**' "'V/-. On 6-Mile Front, Palestuie New York, Feb. 14,.~ The National Association ot manufacturers has dis sented to the proposal of a trade.boy cott on Germany after the war, it was announced last night. The question was voted on in a referendum sub-mittod to its memborB by the cliaift-ber of commerce of the Dnitol .States Tho ballot of the assoclatloti has been forwarded to Washington. Disapproval ot tho boycott plan' was voiced by the association's board ot director.) on l''ebruai y 2, before the referendum was submitted to the member-iliip. \ Hiutoment issued tonight by the us-sociation explains the adverse vote Stockholm, Feb. 15-At the request of the Swedish govern-ernment, M. Borovskyodovsky, the Bolshevlkl representative here, will leave for the Aland Islands today on board a warship to induce the Russian soldiers there to stop their aets of violence against the inhabitants. SEAPLANES SINK A GERMAN SUBMARINE Loudon, Feb. 11.-(Via Reutev's Ottawa Agency).-In the house of commons, P. Aldon, Liberal .member tor Tottenham, asked what were the special qualifications ot Lord Beaver-brook for the position of, minister of propaganda, why it. was linked up with tlio chaucellorshlii of, thei Duchy ot Lancaster, and seeing that the former office affected the United States whether the premier could assume the house that Lord Beaverbrook was persona grata In America. - Andrew Bonar Law replied: "Lord Beaverbrook will undertake duties in connection with propaganda wblch had been performed by Sir Edward Carson; prior to Ills resignation. The premier offered Lord Beaverbrook the appointment because he ^ thought ho would do the work slicoesstully; Lord Beaverbrook is not a iriehiber of 'the war cabinet." A, F. White, Liberal" membei' for Perth, affirmed that the appointment created widespread dissatlBfaction, NODISCREDW NTENerafHEPOPE London, Feb, 15,'4-iTIib British forces ary 12-13 I'^rencli aerial squadrons in Palestine yesterday made an ad- dropped liiOO kilograms ot projectiles vanco'Of two mllek ^cin afront of six miles northeast of'Jerusalem, the wiir office ttijnouncos, ; - ^ v ^ French iSucoe^sas Farls, Feb; IB,-French troops last night penetrated the Oeimau linos northeast of Courby;, on the Aisno (rout, and returned with a number of :prl8onors, tho French'war office announced today, A llyely artillery duel was maintained lii'-tlio  Champagne, notably lu the sector pf Qutte Du Mes-nli, whorig Amevicati batteries are stationed. Tbe nJRht.Trat marked by vlo- on the railroad stations at ThionviUe, Conflane, Schemblez, Metz and "Sab-Ions, Fire and explosions were observed at Schcmbioz, Metis and Sab-ions," . THROUGH NEGLECT SYSTEM OF .CONTINUOUS BORROWING A SUCCESS London, Fob. 14.-(Via Router's Ottawa Agency)--In the house ot commons, Andrew Bonar i^aw, clmncoUoi' ____......________,, .... of tlio exchequer, stated that at the lent:,boinb>rdm�nt4 on the rlsht bank end of last week �352,000,000 of war ol' the blouse rlvsr and in ,^Ue Woevro bonds had been sold. He had adopted region, tbe$tat�mejpvntdde;' In upper,this system ofgicontinuous oorvdsvlns Alsace the Frei)cl('r�p!i)^od:a German as.a euhtitltute tor a loan audtlie-now raid iu tl�e dw�v ISOO cattfis- curs -.there T^v^aljlng movement, while coal mine . jopora'tors cr/od for nioi'e cars.'. Paris, Feb. IB.-An encounter between two, French hydro-airplanes and a German submarine in the Etigl'sh channel recently probably resulted In the �lnk-ing of the submarine after it had been bombed by the seaplanes, according to cin official announcement by the French admiralty. BRIDGE AND TUNNEL ACROSS BOSPHORUS Amsterdarn, Feb. 15.-The Turkish parliament approved a bill providing for the ionstruction of a bridge and tunnel across' the' Bosphorus, connecting Europe and Asia. Contract for. the work has. been awarded.to a Budapest firm and It will begin 'operations in April. INCREASE WHEAT GROWING London, Feb. 15,-John McKean,.Nationalist, road an amendment to the premier's address in the house ;of, commons yesterday regretting that.no reasoned reply vv'as sent. to-the-pope's peaco note and suggesting fthat this was due to a secret treaty with Italy recently published In Petrograd which Mr, McKenj) declared was; CQlQiilated to demoralize Catholic .soldiers, because it excluded representatives of the Holy See from the peace cojifer-euc, ' � '�� \ Lord Robert'Cecll, ralnlator of bloclc-ade. In replying, deiiied' 'emphatically that any discredit l:o..;.tlier -pope bad hoeu intended or that the treaty with Uuly had anytliing to do with, the deoi-slon not to send a detailed reply to the pope, . !; � " POLtiS IN MOURNING IN ONTARIO Toronto, Fbb,, 15.-^Steps havo bei^^i' taken by llie'.government to increase wheat gr'owliig l� Oiitario, .A.n Initial imrchaso has been made of fifty thousand bushels of No, 1 Marttuis wheat, which will be sold to the tamers' in bags nt $2.25 a bushel. ' BRITISH LABOR^DELEGATES Washing on, Feb. ir).--Roprflsenta-tlves of British.organized labor,.who have Just arrived. In .thi^ country, conferred bore yesterday with Samuel Oomper�,, president .pf the American Federtttlun pf' L'aboi'i regarding labor (jueatitin^ ot hotli'oouutrlea, ' . German s Not Satisfied With/ Trotzky's Assurances, Will  Continue To Fight WILL FIGHT TILL PETROGRAD TAKEN BY HUN TROOPS London, Feb. 15.-Germany has resolved to renew military activities astalnst northern Uussia. This decision is said to iinve been reached at a'/ I'OMferenco ot imperial licadquarterB, special dispatches from Holland sa.v. , Tho conference was nltended by' i ICmporor AVilllani, Chancellor A'oti I llcrtling. l'"'ield .Marshal Von Hlnden-^ j bnrg, Oenoral Von Ludondortf, Foreign .Scorotiiry Von Kueblmann and others. Tho no-war, but 'no-poaco plan, ot Loon Trotzky, tho Bolshevik! foreign minister, was rejected at the contdv-oiire. according to tho Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily Express ami as Trof:!ky does not want peace li(! will gel war. Tiie invfision of northern Russia, it"^ is said, will continuo at any rate, until Petiograd is occupied by German troops. A dispatch to tho Daily News from Rotterdam says that the Germans take the view that Trotzky's declaration though it did not end the war, auto-) matically ended the armistice. The Germans now consider they have a free hand and mean to use the opportunity. This, according to tl'ie correspondent, does not mean necessarily the Germans will immediately try to reach Petrograd, but more probably ,that they will support the tJkrairic by force of arms. The Germans, ho sayji; are carrying on an active propaganda 1 in tlie Ukraine for the puriJose 'dt sugKestIng to the rada that thenow slate is endangered by the Bolshevlkl.  lit !.'?/leciared that this la all part pt , Oerfn'any's ach'omo for broaklnB- io whom it Is pretending to be a protector. It is certain that the Bolshevlkl are now moving troops against the l/kraine, a Berlin dispatch to tiio Kbeinische. Volks Zeitung says, aiidJ the central powers do not intend ;to allow themselves thus to be ribbed of tho fruits of their lately concluded peace. The newspaper adds that -it "probably has been decided at the conference at imperial headquarters .to resume operations on the norlhern Russian front for the protection of Ukraine." Stormy Scenes Amsterdam, Feb. 14.-Tho stti'rmy closing scenes at Brest Lltovsk on February 9, are described In Berlin telegrams received here. Dr, Von Kuehlemann, the German foreign secretary, in summing up the results oC the long discussion, said that/a continuation of the debates appeared to promise no reconcilement of the opposing views. Leon Trotzky, the Bolshevlkl foreigiv , minister, replied that from the Rus-' slan standpoint, the application whicli the central powers wished to give to the principle of self dotonnlnation w^tii equivalent to the refutation of this principle. Further discussion, on such, a basis, therefore, was hopeless, Trotzky also said the new line of/ frontiers suggested tor Russia must be condemned from the view point pi strategic considerations. Seeds of Future Conflict Zurich, Feb. 14.-Tho Munich correspondent of the None Augsberg Zeitung says he learns that the disousi slons at Brost-Litovsk last Sunday l^e-tween Dr, Von Kuehlmann, the Qei'' mon foreign secretary; Count Gzer-t nin, the Austro-Hungarian minister oK, foreign affairs and Leon Trotzky; .J.he ' Bolshevlkl foreign minister, were.par-'v tlcularly stormy and ended in a-viofc; ent rupture, which bore all^the seed! of a future conflict, \ -.^ '. | "That Is why the conference at.ifier? ' man iieadquartera - Is dlscuBBlng'' the' eventuality of very enocgetlc mlUtaryl measures against the Russians,''^ �ays the correspondent., i*] To Make Breach in.Front % t Amsterdam, Feb. IB. - Peace wljtlr the Ukraine was made not only so; that the central powers might obta|n| foodstuffs hut also to affect a bveaeh in the eastoriL front, it is indicated ia a despatch from Vienna.  ' t Vyiishlugton, Feb,, In.r-Tho , Polish people consiiior the cession ot tho. government of (^holm to the now Uknvlns j'opublltj another ''partition of Poland, An otficlal despatch said today ithat When the news was roopived i|i,Crftcow the inhabitants appeared in mourning and theatre's and moving pieture shoAvs were closod, Tho inhabitants' oti. the district talcen are abput. eighty^.'per cent Polish, , / ^ ; ITALIAN .UOAN'^ Faris, Feb. 15.-SubB.crtpt fifth Uiillan loan coUdQtiMj vuary 11 exceed 3,5;i[0;Q|^J(j( cording lo the Havaficeprmi Kome, >VANT WHEAT PRICE ,\ TO BE $2.7ij IN U. S. .AVashlngton, Feb. 15,--Members' 'bf ;-. the, Wheat Growers' association i herb � demand tivat the government raise ilia' * pri