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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta STIlt AT W wini MBSIANS 4 ' � � � . -' � ij^'^at Is Opinion of Hun Lead-" 'ers-German Mission in Petrograd Is Ignored ,, '.Auialerclani, Feb, 15-That Germany i ft itl Austria wore,HtHl at war with Uua-'Uuiawaij the belief expro3sea b/ Dr. ; Richard Von Kuelilmanji, tho lorelgn .Hecretai'y at the concluding session of tlio Tocont conference at Brost-Litovsk after Trotzky, thia Bolshevlkl foreign' jnlnlsteK had tiiade ills final state-' ment that Hussla washout o� the war an^.berJarniieB would be domontllied, , ,but that shb would desist from signing a" forinal peace treaty. The RoU of war, Dr. Con KuelUmauii ' said, ended Wheiitflissia and the Teu-' tonic nlllGB signed tho. armistice, but when thenrmistice ended tlio warfare must bb revived. Ho added that because one or t>vo of tho contracting /jiarties had dfemdblHzed their armies, this, fact would In no way alter ihtf Itualion. M , \ � ; CermanB Ignored :.-.:;VT>'/^;,^V-, " Germany by'repudiating the fion-an-ncx^tlon policy, officials here think, _.i>aB' widenAl the breach with the Socialists ,who cvyionii � AniBterrtawi-'l^rrafty, reported a. Borlin new^papirj as/saylug tlib �,oU�U ,mem-.ber^' or the Austrian parliament were, "emtfUte^ediag^tnyt Austria because of Vt|i�'PMO^:.-�ririnsemQnts,^ In. addition t Iv-^ISkI^k.019)0),'PolAud y/M to be >P'>a ^'M CQfuiedAo the IMPROVEMENT ^ J^g^H FEELING London, Feb.' 16.-^NolaMe lm� - provement in the.laat tW�;er three weeks. In whtt He calls "eombing out atmespher�r;i�. remarked by the labor eorraipendenti lof thf. Times. Thej^tfmblng ouH of men from the protected operations under^ the MllltarV. Service bill is indw In p'rogreas.' Large numbera of; young engineers are' coming voluntarily to ;the recruiting offtees ancT are not : waitlng.-te lievsummoned. . Phone Operator, Launched Daring yenture--Piromis-ed Spain's Aid New york, Fob. lC,-^H6w a $13 a week telephone operator, posing as 'JHIs Excellency, tho Marquis Edmond itousselot Do Castillot, confidential representative of His Majesty, King Alfonso XITI. of Spain,", opened negotiations with the banking house ot J. P. Morgan and Company'for :^ a lo^n of ?BO,000,000 and, by promising that Spall} would enter tlio war on the side ot Jho allies, brought tho state department into'the matter, was revealed in the federal cburt Iiere yesterday when throe Indictments were returned against Edmoud' Rousselot. ' Roussclot was pressing his plan for the loan when chance caused, his arrest on nn-other charge, and. his castles in Spain quickly toppled. William R. Hamilton of the .Morgan liouse, was foreman of the grand jury which returned the, indictments, and was familiar with, the entire transac-jlIOM because he ^as the member of tlic firm to whom the matter was en-Irustud. ^ Properly Introduced Wlien tUo sublect of the loan wns broached to the bank 'by Rousselot who had been properly introduced by jy., E.Stok'pS of ;New York City, tho banl'tifniHe'aiately; communicated with Becfotary Lansing,, who opposed the' the Spa'qjsh government through, an individual, and suggested thtft It be taken.;ttp, through the'reg-, iilar goVBrnmenti; o'barinol^.   Rousselot' bbjddfed 'tfi' tlils method of proceduroi eiiplaltiing tliat the loan S^As. tb bor made jperJonnUy to King *lte%BHSSjrdrf^fcivfa8 bti'ciU^ of this secret" lirrnni'emeht life: doiild promise that Bpaln,was,t6'Jblh|bo allies., , MONTREAL CAMPAIGN FOR PATRIOTIC FUND Canadians. Ameri^ihs and Britisih Win Successes on Western Front Canadian Army Huadquarlers In France, Feb. 15.-(By tho Cdhndlau Overseas (Jorrospondent.)-On the eve of an historic dinner to commemorate the urrlvni nf the first Canadian dtvision in Franco three years ago, tho Canadians raided the enemy linos near Hill 70 and in front ot liens, capturing a total of inn prisoners and two mnchino gun�. At approximately at the sanio lime, south of tho Hnrgl-cilrt," other Canadians again crossed on6 thousand yards of No Alan's.Land, took thirteen prisoners and two tna-chine guns, destroyed four trench mortars and bunibod both Iho enemy's front and support lines. The raid in the Hill 70 sector which was i;arrlod out early yostbrday was supported by a heavy barrage from our artillery, to .which the enemy replied with struggTing artillery fire. He also offered, strong resistance with mnchino gun and- rifle fire, but our veteran troops broke into tho lino, returning AVlth six prisoners and two niachinc guns ns proof of the success ot 'tile operation; EVIDENCE OF GREEK AnbHieiSl Raid ' �d by an exploding shell. , : At'six o'clocpMthli! morniiiK in front j/J Visibility was good, and clear today of Lens, CnnadiUluffoops, operating in two parties, gaWB Ifcc nrrvous enemy another dcclslvej'tWto of Canadian mottle. The operaUoiiH which were covered by artillery, trench iuortar, and nitlchino gjun, barrages, wore cag* ricd but by two partlos. On the left little oppoaltlbh. was encouulered. On the right the party: whs held up by close range machine gun firp. liut succeeded In capttarjng one prisoner. Americana'Repulse Attack With the American Army in I^ranca, Fob'. 16.-The Germans opvio.-sed to ,tho American sOldlers early yesterday made an unaucceBsful tiombarrtmont with gas shells,Germain airplanes in large numbers also worn liriven ow.iy by .the: American machlne.s and anti-aljcraft batteries.. �� . Gas^hclls in coi^sldeniMlf number from tho German guns foil within-the American sectblv early Uiis morning making necessary ' tlui wearing of masks In all parts of tlie trenches for some houi'Sj One Anierkan was Injur- and resulted in much aerial activity on both sides. German airplanes in large niiml>er3 repeatedly nttomnlcd to crns.s the A^nerioan lines, but'wore drlvcti away either by aircraft batteries or by the air squadrons, The American ai-t1llnry lias attained a high' degree of efficiency. Today It: continually fired shoUs that explodnrt close to'the enemy airplanes and tht^ aviators were forced to dodge and duck and scurry back to a safer area. Artillery on both sides also resumed tic-tivity today. Tho American gunners shelled the OeHniin retir linos. _ British Raid London, Feb. lU.-A successful raid was carried out by Lancashire troops early last night'� ihe neighborhood ot the 'ypr'es-S>o*be 112,500,000. �tUe remainder.' oh hand oh December 1 Was ?9,5*6,06o' and with, the result of recent campalg'hs and unpaid subscriptions should' .ri^w lotal 912,000,- 000.  ^ SHIPMENTiB ANTHRACITE Philadelphia, Paj, Fob. 16.-1:110 ship-mfents of anthraclfb in January as re-ported -to the Bnll>r(!iclte,bureau b� Information and anhouhced yesterday amoiinted to 5,6S8,P'3.toijs, ,a decrease of 303,342 tons compared^ with January, 1817, and'60,582 tons less than the December figures. The bureau states that the. figures ,are a good showing In vlevf of the fact thAt January was the coldest month lu a generation la the anthra'cUe regions.. , . But May Refdse to Work in Moody Mine-Armstrongr Cannot Interfere Calgary, Feb, 15.-A mass meeting of the, miners of tho Druraheller field will be held on Sunday and tliere is a good possibility that thp .strikers will return to work on Monday. 'Whether they will return to work in the Moody mine is unknown, Frank Moody, opera,ior, is obutirate In the siand he has taken and the only factor that will be able to make him change his program Is the governraeht'. W. Armstrong, :mlne supervisory has maintainedlrom the start ot the trqu-bio thaUffe has no Jurisdiction over tlie Moody inipe as It Is not included in the mines of District 18, not being an organized mine. ^ ''. , V CONGRATULATES CANADIANS tiondon, Feb. 15.--(Via Renter's Ot:. tawa Agency^ -. Field Marshal/Sir Douglas Halg, commander in chief of the British armlo^'ln Franco, has>sent a message off congratulation to. iho. Canadians who took part in the suo-cessfui roid near Hargicourt onvFob-ruary 12. ' \ ' GEN. SIR WMi ROBERTSON 'Who has resigned a.s Chief of the Brftlah Staff. Sip the Wool Expert Gives Splendid Lecture jto Sheep Breeders London, Feb. 16.-General Wlllia mRobertson,^hi�f of Britiah Imperial Staff, has resign-. edj it was officially announced tli^ eyanlne. General' Wilson, suK chief of staff, takes the vacated place. General Robertson was un-abll|i-the statement saya, to accept a position as military repreaenta-tlve.\on the supreme war council at VVersallles or to continue as chief,of the Imperial general staff with limited powers. , ^ Won't Taxe This Job ^ . Lbiidon, Feb. Iti.-(Globe cable). - The,"Dally Telegraph's ;parlam6htary-j correspondent writes:. , :''Sh*-William Robertson has been offered by the premier the position of British representative on the supreme war council at Versailles, w^h all the powers of a geuerallBsimo, but Sir William has so-far not-accepted the offer. CHANCEWITHHUNS Destroyers Toole Them . Unawares in Black N^ght-r Some Brave Deeds Growth of the wool fibre and tho systematic oroHB-bVeeding .of sheep to secure best dual'!pur|MB�f sheep for range condlttoiui:;ii^ere tl>e.:.BUbJects of masterly addressiigt at .the >Board of Tfade bulWlnrJa'ftt night :%;W. T. Ritoh,' the. Australlanv expert to about 25 members' ot-the' 'BOutli. ;AlbertH-J^ool Gr9wer8*,a8Abcl|>.l(tonVr Had the ^uembers realised .what :uch that'even tho.layman could iinderataud.4he. nubjO'Jt. / Uaak.Charti., . TttUliig wopl-usttliCj'baal)! on wlilch to. work In buUd)|jtj{ .'\)p',ai good range flock Mr. Bltohv,pr(jci^^4?d, by means of Viliarts' to ;Bho>V; tJ>4,grwlh of tho wool Nbre. Hershowftfl' why- tlip wool ot tlio yearling ttlwfly,�jft�'porB.from lUo I hnse to tiio' tlpi^kd'nWhtf,:!!.; more, vaUi-'ableHqr;''8plnni�pr purpoBp4(;k�d'{a9par�t$ly,. v Cvl)lM'-Th�4F{g�H'r , V Ho ihon AVOHb5ln|oanfio�i^^ d^- J lerminlng the value of wool and of culling the flock to get the best wool producers. The range flack, ho showed, should have a wool that will'not let In the sngw and Uie wind, tshould be denso and should have a fairly goJad length also. Tho wool thorbfore Bl;puld have a fair number of crqsa'fib-res ruiiping thrpugh it, for these 'itrb tiie ftbres.tht\t hold 4110 fleece together and protect the animal. He condemned" the practice of many, eastern Radges of throwing out animals for hay-: ing "too many cross fibres" whpn H Is these very (ibros that kind ^Prov-' IdonCQ gave the sheep (or lt8;.,owu, protection. Mr. RItch \then wentf on' to show how, by examining the tips of the littJe >vo9i clusters on. tho Iamb a tew weeks old, the shepherr cap t�>H. whutlior the lamb will become a-gopt range wool producer or not. It'? iiho' end ot tho tuft: is fu/zy and split: u)>i sell the lamb for slaughtbr ori^oTllie neighbors, but if the' tip of the; tuft has li corkscrew twis keep he lamb'j^. It will produce the.beat wool."/;5�'^ife Classing Wool 'V- : Mr. Xiitoh* al^o pointed out',yiefjjf^i^wt .(COXTINUSDiOK PAQB'4 . -Dover, Fdb. Ifi.-The weather was thlchj.and tlie night was very dark when~>-the German destroyers. dashed upon British patrol boats In the Strait of i Dover early Friday morning and sank. e?ght ot tlieuh The patrol vessels,'being equipued only fwith light armament for auli-subraarlne work, did'not have a chance once the Ger-maUs got among ihem. The risk \hm taken Is shared by great uuihbera of trawlers and drifters, operating--in all klhds of weather and at all hours. Yatithe pvoportiun of-ioRses has been remarkably small, On the latest occasion the crews bore themselves wit'h Uie same coolness and courage that drifter men have shown in innumerable cases ot danger and dittl-' uwUy.' VOne noteworthy Incident, a dritterrwua shelled ut close q'narters by,.two German destroyers, 'whose tljlrty.p'ound shells Killed all of the cr^w except two, and set the drifter a fire.' The two survlvorsi seeing tholr- craft? nbla-Ao and bellevin'g it would sinki launched a. boat.. Tliey hu'cjnpt rowed fur wheii they saw the vessel'was still afloat andahe enemy retiring, They roturuedj -put out the firo:ivn4'brought tho drifter!Into port. Beaten Off By Shore Fire- /Less Than a Dozen Casualties London,'Feb. 16.-An enemy submarine bombarded � Dover early this morning, it la officially announced. The submarine was fired upon fron/ the shore and ceased the bombardment after some rounds had beeg fired. .There were less than a doxen casualties. The official atateme^it reads'. "Fire, was opened on Dove,F by an enemy submarine about' 12:30 o'clocli this morning for about 'Ihree or four minutes. Shore batteries replied and the enemy ceased fire after discharging about thirty rounds. "The'casualtles were: Killed, one child. Injured, three men, one wo-. man and;.thre,e chllcjren, -'Slight dain^ge was house property." caused to I ITALIAIV^ PfiODlJCTIoil ^ CAJilPAIGN PLANNED .V. , Rome, Feb. tC.-^-rA ;deb'r^e' establishing agrarian mobilization Avas passed today by tho chamber of deputies. It is aimed at the cultivation of waste lauds and confers upon the minister of agriculture powers which j>ermit liim to control everything gro^vn. The minister also can organlze^agricultur-al labor and furnish things necessary to productive labor. 1 Block at Both North iiiid South Ends May Be Sold-H Indians Vote MANY CANADIAN > feARS STILL IN U. S. Jlontreal, Feb.. IB.-Although 4-155 Canadian freigjtr oar? have been returned from the United States rail ways at the re(luest'of the Canadian rail way, war, board. General Secretary Neale, ot the war board, states that there are still 17,204 cars overdue from the United States, oirer and above the reciprocal exchange^.^between tb. two.] countrts., The^'returh of the -1456 is the largiest single gain yet made in the campaign to recbver Canada's cars from the foreign taiigie. EVIDENCES OF A / NAVAL ENGAGEMENT I'.-PoVicast-rrFalr ipd-cglil^".',' ' -2 -88 London, Feb. 16.--Belief that a naval engagerhent has-occurred is expi�ssed -In a dispatch received In Stock|;iolm from Gothenburg and forwarded, by the correspondent of the Morning Post. The dispatch reports the recovery of a. large num'ben.^of bodies of - German sailors who apparently belonged to a warshi|i. JAPANESE MISSION ' \ -r ' A Pacltlc Port.* Feb, IB.-Pour .lap-anese naval officials arrived here, yesterday from the Orient.and asserted they comprised an official mission ^n-route to Kurppe to confer ^vJtiwepre-Bontalives ot the entente allied governments. . - ': if the Indians of the Blood Reserve ,ahow by their vote that they are willing, the Dominion government will this fall'sell a block of land at each the north and south end of the reserve, eachT block ap-, proxlmatlng 50,000 aerea, in ex-^ tent. An upset priice.of $20.pep acre will be placed on the land. The Indians were to have vdted yesterday on the proposal but owing to the small numbers present the vote wat adjourned to',Peji.;28. Ray Knight, who with. J.. D.-WaisbiL is the lessee ot the grazing, rights, ot the reserve, stated to the Herald'today that he understood s,ueli a proposal on foot, but he did not think that the amount of land involved'was quite so large, nor did he thinlc that the Indians would vote away their birthright. The proposed northern'.bibckjjf sold would throw open to settlers a fine tract ot land between Lethbridge'and Macleod. On the' south end the proposed block is west of Cardston,-close to the Old Man river. The the choicest'in Southern Alberta:' The whole reserve consists of 349,000 ac^ res, 80 that the proposal is- to dispose ot about 30 per cent, of It. 'This wofld still ^leave some 250,000 acres on which about 8000 Blood Indians; arc domiciled. The LethbridgevBoa'rd of -Tiade.Jitts'been, working for a long time to have all or partof the msfirvc s^t apart for bona-fide: SQltl,erSi^^ -and the present effort on the pstrtu^of'tjie gov^ernment may be the result of^tU6 local-board's activity. , i ^ Indian Department C6nflrms'. ' W., A. Buchanan, M-.P,, wired to: D.* C. Scott, superintendent of Indian- affairs at Ottawa, about the proposed sale of the Blood reserve and this afternoon received the following reply: , "Blood Indians have been asked to surrender fifty-two thousand acres from the north part of the reserve and fifty-one thousand acres from' the south part. Understand voting took place yesterday, lib not know result. Land will be subdividetl and: sold- by public auction." --^ ,, � BOLO PiLgHA HAS ^ ENTERED APPEAL em GAIN Radical Socialists Have Gained Ground Rapidly Since the; Strike in Political Circles Xew York, Feb. 16.-The radical ho- , clallst movement in Germany, tho.-growing strength of which was shown by the persistency ot tho pollticni, strike in January and February is also ' gaining decided ground among the/political leadei-s of German social democracy. A little group of radical Socialists in tlie reichstag under the lead-  orship of Ilaasc, Lcdbour and Bon-stein, spilt off frotn the caucus organization of the regular, or Echolde-rounn Socialists on tho issue of voting funds for the war and formed nn independent organization, which Is. now growing by continued defections' from the moderate wing to a strength entitling it to a second member on! tho principal reichstag committees. This Information Avas obtained from. German newspapers received here by the As.sociated Press. The additional representation is gained^ at the dx-pense of the regular Sofclalist orgaiti-zation, which at tho. beginning of the war, was the largest party in the reiclistag. but which has now fallen to second rank behind the Catholti; Ceijtrc. Four Socialist members of the reichstag, Brandos, Erdmann.j ;Huttmon and Jaeckel, wont over tt� the Kadicals at the beginning of tho war. �I' CLEAR,OF RAIDERS Commander British Battleship ^Announces That Seeadler, Was Last To Be Seen - \ f^aris. Feb. 15.-Belo Pasha, who-yesterday waa convleted by a courtmartial of treason and � a^n-teneed to death, today appealed from the verdict to the court of cessation. BRITAIN AND ITALY BOTH NEED FOOD ^ *  � * * � * TAKE pVEB B(G HOTELS > � : ...'�:.'^'/^-V~?','' . . ; od by this $10,000,000 oorporfi-'|shlngs'apd-.' * proposed^ iu)provemonts^ ; ' * ti(w.o()q.,^.' ' ' ' ^ * Miiil Ottawa, Feb. 16.-In �,cable received today by the Canada food board from the British ministry of. food, emphasis is placed on Im-porta'to Great Britain .and upon the extreme need-of cereal*' In Italy., SAYS KALEDINES HAS DISAPPEARED WasKlngton, Feb; ,16.^The American consul at Tlflls,.today transmitted an. unconfirmed raport tha.t General Kaledlnesr. the Cossack leader In the Ukraine/ who resist-' ed theambitlbna of >th�:BolaheviK>. had suddenly dropped out of sight and is nowherftto be founj. ^ HAS SMALL-POX. .......^^fA^; �� Calgary, Feb. Hi.-T-YesteVday Detective White ot- the provincial police, was hurried to the sniall-pox hospital. He \ya8 Just breaking-'out with . ihe pocki which is the peVlb^-iwneii. the disease is most conttt|s\ouSi'^ -' ^ , - APPEAL THIS EXEMPTION - Montreal, Fob. 16l-Wlipn/-Justice Guorin yesterday grante^kexemption from military service to Anatole:',lia-vore, because ho was'rv'tuttnltion worker, Mr. Mlllotte, the iplljtary.-rentelpp-tatlvo aslced for anr>,|flgj||^||^ A.Pacifie, Port, Feb. le.-The. South Pacific Oceans- has been, swept clean-of German ralders,*7-; according to an announcement'/ ,'{6day.::by :the>i9ommandar of ..a: vBflJiah warship which has beew;; .on .patrol duty along the westv-r � coast of South America. . . : ."I am-positive that .the Seeadier> was the last German raider in the -. Pacific," said the captain. "Ample r warning given to ahipping if there Is any posalbllity of'another raider entering the Pacific. According to officers of the vessel, there are thirty-nine German, steamers and fifty-one aailingvea-.-* aela with a total tonnage of 230,-' -000, Interned; In ptfrts along the west coast of South America. Among rthem is the Potesia, 3i765 -tons, the world's{largest saillngr;^ shp. Peru,' Ecuador and Colom-: bia all: have opened their porta toK allied shipping, aald tha offlcera. -r APPEAL TO WILSON Half of Shipyard Workers /Arc' On Strike in New York ' ' New York, Feb. 1G.-An appeal d I-rect to President Wilson to Intervene In the strike ot shipyard workers e>}-gaged on government contracts  will b(if made today by the United Brotherhood ot Carpenters and Joiners, It wasau-v nounced by olticlals of the organlTia-.H t'on here this morning.. ^. ��::> 4 Approximaitely 50 per cent;otjtthe shipyard wdrkera in the New York district are on strike today, accordlng^tc claims made by the. brotherhood pftl^ clals. Including T. M. Guerlu, member of the executive committee. v'fe� Agree On Ineraasc Washington, Feb. 16,^Tho, shlppiuf^i board's wagb adjustment'board-'t^day agreed on an Increase, In wages^dbfi^' He working condlttona - ond. over/lma, pay for all shipyards'workers in>Uif Bo-cailod Qelawara yardBK-comprtslql' about slx^ per- c^nt. of tho ahlp'^wnj ers on the Atlan.iW} coast. .ItdoesMiot Include the striking carpenters-! bttt ciV expected-to aKQot, the strike, 0 ' ^ Many, of the - striking carpeuterft | iTow^^ver/despite; the advice .or;;t}9rkers'needednt