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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VULUMIi XI. Ll'VniBRlDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, n �j� �j ^� #) orn in 1 Montreal, Feb. l.V Fir.incn were engaged this morning in searching the smouldering ruins ui the west wing of the Grey Nunnery, which last night was destroyed by fire with a loss, it is estimated, 'rem lf> '.o 7 b babies' lives. The mm- were busy j collecting their charge.-- from the Rome. Feb. 14.-General Diaz, com-1 homes of residents in tli�- del1.-, who recently bad rentrned from service over;en>. rescu"d no f' 1hun ten babies. Five iinic. be climbed up fo (he rap of fhe hi\\U\'n\%, ' through the smoke ami flames and each time he relumed with l wo children, one under each arm. until finally the advance of t!n> fire made it impossible for him to do any more. mdghbor- inundor-in-chiot" of the Italian army, in i hood who assisted in the rescue work Then the typical hi^hlmukr dropped an interview in the Ciornale D'Jtalia and rushed the children and old poo- uut of sight and o?ih* those v. ho saw says now that, the eastern front does pie, inmates of th- institution, to not. worry the central empires. Italy j places of safety directlv thev were v v *_. V V ? V V ? V ENEMY ARTILLERY IS ACTIVE v Loiu.Vu. Feb, l"j.-pillowing is tuduy's official cnmmuiii-cat ir:n ; "The enemy's artillery show-ed cons idembio act ivity early in (lie night against our i'lnm, line in the Queaut. sector. Apa rt from jiat rul encounter.--, in the neighborhood of Lens, in which we secured prisoner*, there is nothing further to :� > : > > ? > �j must be prepared for a new Austro-Clerman effort against it. "it. is impossible to say,'' he added, "when that may occur, much depending on the weather. Rut in the two terrible winter months of November removed from the bm-uing building. Spark From X-Ray Machine The cause of the fire i- supposed to have been a spark from the switch of the X-ray machine in the soldiers.' hospital which occupied one section Great Demonstration sels When Belgian Arrested-Several in Brus- Leaders Killed and December, the enemy's intention i or the nunnery and which was unto break through was in vain before mediately under Hie Moors destroyed, the resistance of our soldiers who real- Mayor Martin Hurt iy.o. they are defending our soil and our j While on his way to the fire. Mayor homes. Marl in was struck and knocked down "Tho victorious struggle on the high by a carriage-as he was crossing the plateau Miminously shows the tenacity street to speak to chief Tremblay. and aggressive spirit of our soldiers/' | Fortunately his worship was not ser- London, Feb. 15.-A few weeks the "council of Flanders" resolved upon the complete independence of Flanders and decided to hold new elections, which are now in progress, although a majority of the people have refrained from votinfl. Demonstrations Amsterdam, Feb. ir>.-Les Nouvelles of Maastricht, reports that tho Belgians having ordered tho Belgian judges in the occupied territory t o prosecute all activists guilty of having announced the fall of the king's government and of proclaiming autonomy'In Flanders, tho three presidents j of the Brussels court of cessation plae- > ed under arrest Pierre Took and Dr. August Bonus, leaders of tho activist movement. The Germans immediately hurried to tlie paiaco of justice in Brussels and arrested tho presidents, at the same time releasing Bonus and Tock. The! news spread and delegates representing Brussels societies met in the main square, where a demonstration of thousands of persons was being carried out. The police and soldiers charged and fired upon the crowds, .several soldiers and civilians being killed or -wounded. The three magistrates were sent to Germany, General Diaz said lie had Thorough confidence in the Italian soldiers who had made such a splendid resistance on Die high plateau of Monte Grapha and along the J'iave, but they need the support of the whole country since iously hurt*. Later he went to the Xotre Dame hospital, where the doctors attended his injuries. Loss of Life a Record The loss of life in the fire is a record for Montreal Soldiers Helped what lie had done knew that lie had helped save the lives nV lmaiiy a dozen children. Another Heroic Act L'eqt. R. \V. rtteven, who ha- beep discharged after service overseas, went*' to the scene at once and, when be was satisfied that all the soldiers were out of the building, remained in the building seeing if he could be of aid. Ue found one girl of about I.'l years, on the third floor in the centra! section of the institution and carried her to the street despite the fact that lie had suffered an injury to It is leg! on service overseas. One of tho pneumonia sufferer.-Private Roberts, escaped from the buildig in his night clothes and was found almost exhausted in a snow bank. Tie was attended to in a neighboring house and later taken to the J Western Hospital, apparently little the German s Not Satisfied With Trotzky's Assurances, Will Continue To Fight --- WILL FIGHT TILL PET30GRAD TAKEN BY HUN TROOPS But Will Take Inventory of All The Man-Power of Canada "Urn families of combatants and all citizens must be the most solid strategic!, A{? P00U as the alarm was given at � worse for his experience reserve- against the enemy, thus pav-j ,ho 0rey Nunnery the soldiers who I During the night the firemen recov- phase oi the war-the j -were able to join in the work of res- a number of bodies burned Jo I cue hastened to do everything possible ; death. At p;30 o'clock this morning J to help got. the babies- out and if was (.slated that many of these men did ing the next, victory of our troops. SWEDES SEIZE ARMS I here were fifty JittJe bodies laid m the playroom of the institution by tho i heroic work in the rescuing of the lit- | men in the salvage corps, j He ones. j At. ll:?,n (/clock this morning fifrv- i Rescued 10 Babies One sergeant of the i:jth Ilighlau- five bodies had been taken from the ruins. Great Quantities of Arms and Ammunition Seized in Stockholm Harbor ! PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUMANIA GUN WAS EVER PRESENT ZEPPELINS DROP ARTIFICIAL FOG Hunting For Submarines, Were Caught By Destroyers in Dover Straits Washington, Feb, 15.-Two new Zeppelins of large dimensions and provided with apparatus for producing artificial fog were reported sighted over Lake Constance In an official despatch today from France. It is reported that the craft were sent to a German seaport. London. Feb. 1 -Great, rpuintities of arms and munitions bound for Finland have been seized in the harbor of Stockholm, the Social Demokraten of Stockholm, says, according to an Exchange telegram from Copenhagen. A million cartridges, it is said, were diverted to the order of an alleged private individual. The workmen at the Vesteras factory have informed the government that they will stop work if exportation of munitions is permitted. Mystery Over Machine Gun , Episode at Rosedale Mines Strike Stiil On Amsterdam. Feb. 15. - Berlin newspapers on Thursday evening intimate that peace negotiations with Rumania are about to be opened. Ottawa. Feb. 15.-Subsequent to 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 will take immediate steps to secure a registration 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 if 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. i i r I FOOD STORES IN VIENNA BURN London, Feb. 15.-Eight craft which were hunting submarines have been sunk by a raiding flotilla of enemy destroyers, it is officially announced. After having sunk these vessels, seven of which were "drifters" and one a trawler the enemy destroyers returned rapidly northward before they could be engaged. The destroyers raid took place in the straits of Dover, the official announcement states. WILL STAY BY Charged With Spreading Revo-lutionary Propaganda and is Being Watched I Ottawa, "Feb. J,". - No official announcement has yet been made in regard to the details of the government's pl/m to secure a, registration of the man and woman power of Canada, as announced in the official statement given out last night. H is understood that the plan is well matured and that the general scheme will soon be known. As announced the inventory will be secured by a system of compulsory registration applicable to persona over 30 yearn. Tho labor men urged that ''the further industrial development of women should be accompanied by political equality." Tho extennion of the franchise to women, it. is explained, is a! ready the eatabllHhed policy of the government and It. is certain that woman suffrage will be an established fact in Canada, at least before another general election comes around. The b.ibor men ulao suggested that the question of allowing light beers to be aold in Canada should be doalt with as a social measure and Dot under the War Measures Act. The government's attitude in regard to this proposal, it is stated, wan derided by Koft. >T. W. Kowcil ip his recent Ottawa address when be announced it is the intention of the government to aland by its prohibition policy. London, Feb. To-Tho authorities are considering the activities of Maxim Litvhtoff, the Bolsheviki repreaonta-tivo in London. Although he has not been recognized by the government, Litvinoff has been issuing among munition workers pamphlets bearing the seal of the "Russian people's embassy" which the newspapers assert are incitements V.> revolution. In the house of commons yesterday, Mr. Pemberton-liilling, independent, asked whether LitvinofC was to be deported as an undesirable alien. The home secretary replied that the matter was receiving attention. . Londuii, Keb. 14.-The following of-I ficial communication was issued by I the war office this evening: "Early this morning the enemy's trenches at Lens again were raided successfully by tho Canadian troops. A number of Germans were killed and a few prisoners and two machine guns were captured. The raiding party returned to our linos without loss. "Several other prisoners were1 brought in during the day by our pat-, rols. On the southern portion of the front there was some hostile artillery activity fodayiu the neighborhood of the Souchez river,"' Calgary, Feb. 11.-After final dispo-sition of the famous mounted police machine gun at the Moody property hi the Drumheller field has been made the question arises if the famous gun was ever actually taken to the Rose-dale mine by the 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 18; would not make any comment on the machine gun question. When asked if the machine gun had ever been taken into the field Major Fitz Horrigan of the mounted police, had nothing to say, neither had Kenneth Moody of ihe Rosedale mine, in tact, no one has even been able to locate the gun. In the meantime the strike continues Zurich. Feb. 15.-A fire on Monday destroyed two large warehouses at the eastern station in Vienna. The buildings were filled with paper, clothing, dried vegetables and potatoes, which is a very severe loss at this time. BRITISH GOVT. SAFE FOR TIME BEING London, Feb. 14.-through the adoption tonight by the house of commons of the addresses in re* ply to the speech from the throne, which was accomplished without division, the attack against the government for the time being have come to naught. Bonur Law Attacked Concern ing It-Is Not Member of War Cabinet APPEAL TO STOP ACTS OF VIOLENCE PRINCE OF WALES TO TAKE HIS SEAT London. Feb. in - The Priiu-e of "Wales, who automatically became a member of the house of lords on attaining bis majority but wlio did not take his seat, wilt,do so next Tuesday, Stockholm, Feb. 15.-At the request of the Swedish govern-ernment, M. Borovskyodovsky, the Bolsheviki representative here, will leave for the Aland Islands today on board a warship to induce the Russian soldiers there to stop their acts of violence against the inhabitants. New York. Feb. 14.- The National Association of manufacturers has dissented to the proposal of a trade boycott on Germany after the war. it was announced last night. The question was voted on in a referendum submitted to its members by the eharn-ber of commerce of the V'nitel .States SEAPLANES SINK A GERMAN SUBMARINE London, Feb. 14.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency).-In the house of commons, p. Aldeu, Liberal member for Tottenham, asked what were the special qualifications of. Lord Beaver-brook for the position of minister oi' propaganda, why it was linked up with the chancellorship of the Duchy of Lancaster, and seeing that the former office affected the United States whether the premier could assure the house that Lord lioavcrbrook was persona grata in America. Andrew Bonsr Law replied: "Lord Bcaverbrook will undertake duties in connection with propaganda which had been performed by Sir Edward Carson prior to his resignation. The premier offered Lord Beaverbrook the appointment because he thought ho would do the wovk successfully. Lord Beaverbrook is not a member of the war cabinet." A. F. White. Liberal member for Perth, affirmed that the appointment created widespread dissatisfaction. I British Advance two Miles according to the Times. The Prince m......, of Wales was 23 vears old on June "3 T!l� ,)nllnl 1)1 ,ho as8�ciaLion has been jaKt forwarded to Washington. Disapprov- al of the boycott plan was voiced by the association's board of director.; on j Fobruai y ~\ before the referendum | was submitted to the membership. A statement issued tonight by the us-sociafion explains the adverse vole Paris, Feb. 15.-An encounter between two French hydro-airplanes and a German submarine in the English channel recently probably resulted in the sinking of the submarine after it had been bombed by the seaplanes, according to an official announce-ment by the French admiralty. i On 6-Mile Front 9 URIDGE AND TUNNEL ACROSS BOSPHORUS Palestine CARS ACCUMULATED squadrons projectiles Thionville. and Sab-were oh- London, Feb. 15".-The litritish forces ary l^-l.'l French aerial in Palestine yesterday made an ad- dropped -J:*im) kilograms of vanee of two miles on a front of six on the railroad stations at miles northeast of Jerusalem, the war Conflane, Schemblez, Meu office announces. j Ions. Fire and explosions French Successes ' H('rvo*l :it Scheinblez. Metz and Sab- Paris, Feb. French troops last I night penetrated the German liny* ' northeast of Courcy, on tho Aisuc front, and returned with a number of prisoners, the French'war office announced today. A lively artillery due! was maintained In the Champagne, notably in the sector of Butte Du Mes- Amsterdam, Feb. 15.-The Turkish parliament approved a bill providing for the construction 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. I SYSTEM OF CONTINUOUS BORROWING A SUCCESS Loudon. Feb. 1-L-(Via Router's Ottawa Agency)- In the house of corn-nil, where American butteries are sta- ' minis, Andrew Honar Law, chanc'�.Moi lioned. The night, was marked by violent bombardments on the riaht bank of the Meuso river uaj. in the Woevrc region, the statement adds. In upper Alsace the French repulsed a German raid iu the district south of Seppols. "Aviation: On the night of Febru- vi 'tic exchequer, st a ted that at the end of last week �352,000,000 of war bonds bad been sold. He had alopted this system of^continuous oorro�Wng | within the last month have there been Washington. Keb. 15. -Thousands of crippled freight cars accumulated through the wittier because of gross neglect of railroads in making repairs, occupy miles of track in eastern rail centres and are largely responsible for ear shortage and traf-\ fie congestion, it win shown today by a representative of the Interstate Commerce Commission -McChord to Director General McAdoo. Of the many empty cars congested in the Philadelphia yards of the Pennsylvania, more than 2400 are coal cars, inspectors reported, and at no time London, Feb. IT*.-John McKean, Nationalist, read an amendment to the premier's address in the house of commons yesterday regretting that no reasoned reply was sent to the pope's pence note and suggesting that this was due to a secret, treaty with Italy recently published in Petrograd which Mr. McKean declared was calculated lo demoralize Catholic soldiers, because it excluded representatives of the Holy Sec from the peace confer-enc. Lord Robert Cecil, minister of blockade, in replying, denied emphatically that any discredit to the pope had been intended or thai the treaty with Italy had anything to do with the decision not to send a detailed reply to the pope. Luiidui'. Feb. L".--f lermauy has resolved tn renew military activities auaiusr nor;hern Russia. This decision is said ;n have been reached at a rouff*rer>ee til imperial headquarters, special dispatches from Holland say. The conference was a it ended by Kmy-erer William. Chancellor Von Nertiiug. Field Marshal Von Hiuden-" burg. Ceneral Von Ludondorff. Foreign Scvretr.ry Vmi Kuehlmaun and others. The no-war, but no-peace plan of Leon Trolzky, the Rolsheviki foreign minister, was rejected at. the conference, according to the Amsterdam (�orresponden; of the Daily Express and as Trot/ky does not want peace he will gel war. The invasion of northern Russia, it is said, will continue at any rate, until Petrograd is occupied by German t roops. A dispatch to the Daily Xews from Rotterdam says that the Germans take the view rhat Trot.'/.ky'H declaration though it did not end the war. automatically ended the armistice. The Germans now consider they have a free hand and mean to use the opportunity. This, according to the correspondent, does not mean necessarily the Germans will immediately try to reach Petrograd. but more probably that they will support the Ukraine by force of arms. The Germans, lie says, are carrying on an active propaganda, iu tho Ukraine for the purpose of suggesting to the rada that the new-state is endangered by the Bolsheviki. it is declared that this is all part of Germany's scheme for breaking up the former Russian empire with view to extending her own power and influence over the new states, to whom it is pretending to be a protector. It is certain that the Bolsheviki are now moving troops against the 'Ukraine, a Berlin dispatch to the Koelnische Volks Zeltung says, audi the central powers do not intend to allow themselves thus to be robbed of the 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 northern Russian front for the protection of Ukraine." Stormy Scenes Amsterdam, Feb. 14.-The stormy closing scenes at Brest. Litovsk on February 9, are described in Berlin telegrams received here. Dr. Von Kuehlcmann, the German foreign secretary, in summing up the results of the long discussion, said that a continuation of tho debates appeared to promise no reconcilement of the opposing views. Leon Trotzky. the Bolsheviki foreign minister, replied that from the Russian standpoint, the application which the central powers wished to give to the principle of self determination was 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 for Russia must be condemned from the view point of strategic considerations. Seeds of Future Conflict Zurich, Feb. 14.-The Munich correspondent of the Neue Augsberg Zeltung says he learns that the discussions, at Brost-Litovsk last Sunday between Dr. Von Kuehlniann, the German foreign secretary; Count Czer-nin, the Austro-Mungariau minister of foreign affairs and Leon Trotzky, tho Bolsheviki foreign minister, were particularly stormy and ended in n, violent, rupture, which bore all the seeds of a future conflict. '"That is why the conference at German headquarters is discussing the eventuality of very energetic military measures agamst the Russians," Bays the correspondent. To Make Breach in Front Amsterdam, Feb. 15. - Peace with the U kraine was made not only so that the central powers mig^t obtain foodstuffs but also to affect a breach in the eastern front, it is indicated in a despatch from Vienna. t as a substitute for a loan aud he now had every hope it would be successful. fewer than 1500 cattle cars there awaiting movement, while coal mine i operators cried for more ears. INCREASE WHEAT GROWING IN ONTARIO Toronto. Keb. la--Steps have be;*Y* mken by the government io increase wheat growing in Ontario. \n initial purchase lias been made of litty thousand bushels of No. 1 Marquis i wheat, which will be. sold t.o lhe farm* j ers in bag* at $-VJ5 a bushel. I POLES IN MOURNING BRITISH LABOR DELEGATES Washington, Feb. l-">.- Representatives of British organized labor, who have just arrived in this country, conferred here yesterday with Samuel GomperSi president uf the American Federation of Labor, regarding labor questions of both countries. Washington. Feb. la.--The Polish people consider the cession of the government of Cholm to the new Ukraine republic another partition of Poland. An official despatch said today that when the news was received in Cracow the inhabitants appeared in mourning and then ire's and moving picture shows were (dosed. The inhabitants of the dist net. taken are about eighty per cent Polish. WANT WHEAT PRICE � TO BE $2.75 IN U. S. ITALIAN LOAN Paris. Feb. V>.-Subscriptions to the fifth Italian loan collected up to February 11 exceed 3,530;000,000. Hre' according to the Havaa correspondent at Rome. Washington, Feb. 15.-Members of the Wheat Growers' association here demand that the government raise the price of wheat from |2 to $3.75 a bushel, held a meeting last night with senators and congressmen from western j states and told them that at the time wheat is being fed to hogs because it is cheaper than corn and that unless the price of wheat is raised the farmer will find it financially impossible to raise it this spring. They said under present conditions "wheatleaB waefcg will take the place of ^wheatless days r during the, coming months of Ul6 war. 9762 ;