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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, lOlS NUMBER 58 Annbunciement Made That He Has Resigned But General. Robertson'Denies It GOVT. APPARENTLY IN A PREDICAMENT QVER.THE MAHER London, Feb. 18.-General sSir William Robertson, who last jwetic reslflned as chief of staff, ha* ac-' cepted-what is known a* the eat'^> ei'n command; that la, the eastern part* Of the British-lale*. Says He Has r^ot Resigned liOndou, Fo)>:.iS.-^Tho contiovorsy &s to iha iiOHitiou p( General Robertson, whoso rcsgiiatiou as'chief of staff ^va8 announced last weok is the principal subject of discussion today lu Iho morning newspapers, which give var-loiis versions 61 the. causes which brought about a situation that ge^ier ally is V regrettedr Gen. Kobertson, whose.ablHtles and services are recognized evorywliero, has repeated to the newspaper? his assertion:' "I have not resigned." Ho fias refused any further stateihent. 'Wiere seems to be no ques tioii, however, that the difference be tweon'tho government's announcement and that of the general, la merely a 18.-The idea that tho public is attetnptlng to dictate to the gbvernweht.what their military- policy shall be, or what methods shall bo employed to carry It out Is deprecated by the Dally Chronicle in an-editorial on the situation^bronght about by tho announcement, that .General. Robertson has beeiivrotlred asichloC of the imperial stfiff.,. "The. task is the rpsponslblo inlHlstprs,",it say, "and while it la open to parliaimint to change the ministers. In clraumstances havo been disclosed In th^ present Jnstanco which warrant uch iftt uphoavlil." , Tho 'f ihies, remarking that the pre oiler's recent speech in the houso of commons falls to carry complete con-fiction, says the result has been" a �torm of exaggeration and political Intrigue over what seems to havo been a most natural and common sense arrangement, -It. declares that a fuir explanation, pteyonts obvloualy is oyor-due.,;, 1,-,. News ot'Gen.'.^Uobertson's removal-/ ' (CON'nNUBD ON I'AGB SBVRN) Ing at Barter, oft the Alaskan Arctic' bavc been carried out by six or seven coast,-Captain. Allen said, The explor-i enemy airplanes, of which only one' er oxpetils": to* niako a � hundred-mile I penetrated Into London. The first trip" ndrtfi'^cjver'fKe'tec :noxt summer : raiders pa.ssod tlie Isle of Thanet at and clvllUatlonlu the fall about 'J.4q p.m. and proceeded up tho by.way of Nome, :AlaBki|;'^ . | Tliames estuary Into ondon, crossing Captain Alienr-DtrhlB trip to Seattle, I the capital from southeast to north-jmado-S 1200 .mile:*^mu8h" behind a cast. Bombs wore dropped in varloiwf dog tcain-:'over tho.:�iJow trails from ; lUstricts-- between- lO.-t* and 10.50 Horschel l8land,:iiri iho Arctic, to "'"'""'' Montreal, Fob.-IS.-;laincs Simpson. Toronto, vlce^prissldpnt or the Trades and .l>abor Cbnpwss of Canada, in a apeeqh.hero lh,,'ithc Monument Na-tionalo, yosterda'y uitemoon. referred to the natlonhjliation of the bankl^ig-l Instltutlomf 6t rRiisaUi and' the govern-' menl control'of'|actorics saying: "I toll you, I would rather be a member ot the BolsheviUi Kovornment. doing that, than bo a member ot the British house ot" common.s permitting their lords and curl.s and dukes to hold on to their bis ('siaieH while their people, mothers and daughters, are standing in lln^ a iniartor ot a mile long waiting to; get a (luarter of a pound ot butter, a l)!t of sugar and a little tea." A voice: "How long are they goiag to stand It, Jimmy';" "Not very long," replied Mr. Simpson. "If I urider.�tand the \\*orking class mind In the mother countr.v. They recognize tlieir power but thoy want to exercise it at the right moment and In the mcst effective way to bring results," ' Hun Soldiers Mutinied Petrograd, Feb. 12.-(Delayed). -Cl�rnnan aoldiers at Grodno and Kovno, kecardlng to a report received Here from Moicow, have refused to obey a command to move to the French front. The troops have entrenched themselves under* the protection of their own artillery and have defeated a detachment of loyal forces which the German staff sent to punish them. ? : London, Fob. l�.-"A hostile raiding party was driven oft during Die night by ono of our poRtB in the neighborhood of Gavrellc," says today's war office report. "A few prisoners were taken by the Portuguese in the neighborhood of Nouve Chapello. Patrol encounters, in which the enemy suffered casualties occurred early in the nigltt In tho Measines sector. "The enemy's artillery haa shown activity south of the Ar-ras-Cambral road, north of Lens and In the neighborhood of Zon-nobeek.' ? el�-f'alms iu f J'^..^ Sunrtav ovenlnrr- Eicht thousand Robert Borden and his colleagues. Wo Western Premiers i Wait Upon Borden and> Press .?\aims in Special Conference  dttawn. Fob. 18.-The turning over to the western provinces of natural resoijrces now administered by the federal government was pressed upon Sir Kobert Borden and his colleaguos liy the premiers and ministers from the western provinces at a conference held .this afternoon. Th* Ooi'map entanglements and appvoacKod'the second line Saturday night, was suddenly cut oft by a current of electricity "along the first wire line. >' Instead ot attempting an Imniediato return to their trenches, which would haye meant death from olectrocutlou Winnipeg, :Feb.-17.pAt a meeting of tne Great War Veterans lait night objMtlen^ras; taken to th* prtpeud handtfig'�ver my the feCTeral .g^vernma'iit of the orown . land* to the ^pro'vlnclal govern-ments, on th| ground that this would ' Interfere 'With; granting these lands to retjirned soldiers, who eemf' under'the Jurisdiction ^1 the federal govcf-nment,' \ CONBOUpAtf CHURCHES -'New York, FeB. .js!-Cbi^solldatiou of the First PresbyterJan, tho Madison Bouave. Prasijiytorlttn,' 'ttttd-' Ualverslt)' Place Pnmbytorlau-xiljurohea under an agreomont roadbed, byUh^pastajs and lay veproaontft|Ivfl^(,of.. tUe-thfoo con-gveKattoiiai;-'wnS.;.'t)�nonnosd' hero l�.5t njghi..v;.v ..,'^;;*y!-'A.>i-v*.>' -. � ' � \i. '* Yosiorday'was a field day luj the local cliurchoji and the Sunday Forum for tlie Social Seryico League ot-Alberta, Dr. Saloiii 'Bland spoke' at Kuo.\ and Wesley,, MrH.,'McKlnnoy, M. L.Ai, at tho Christian, Latter Day Saii'ilH' and Uaptist an'd Uav, A. U. Archibald at United Church. * Dr. Galbraith spoke at tho Forum oii the 1 social evil. '.^ '' ^ , ; �; In . lier addroBBOB,, Mrs^ Mc'Kinney inado tho stntemont .that Infant/mortality was gyoator lu.LothbrldRe th^in iM any other western city. Or. Bland Can tho chvircheu make the grade? That was tho qiiostlon asked and'an nw'orod by Itov. Dr. Tiland ot WlrinJ par at last ovotiltig's sorvlco-*n \Yo8loy fharch. Dr. Bland answorod. In' the urrtrmiitivo but ho loft Itdonrly un dorstood that ,tho church would have to change her mothoda todo gOi; Churches Critiotxed-/ a>*oroolio( ot many people tlmt the church is too tolerant, and that It s not moasnrinK up to tho OhrlHlian standards. It is not tho crttlclsm of tho ancient days when the toaohlngsl of the. church were attacked, Tho church, continued the doctor, is cril-Icb.od bouauMoit should have done but It-did.not prevent the war. Not tliat the allies arc uot-tlghllng a rlghteou.s war on-behalf of Chiiatlaii Ideals, luut thai tho church the'world over, and ospeolally the proloslant churchIn Oonnan.v, should havo" brought the people to a higher roalIzati(>n ot tlielr duty to manlcind. In this coiiuootlon Dr. Uland said lio.^helloved tho day ot tlie old proJiidlooB: between the Cath-'ollc and ProteBtant\ churches had Loiiiioii.'Feb.'.lS.-^'l�e return ot the Turlis to Armenia,'slpco the wltliilvaw-al (if the JlUHslaii. Caucasian .armies may he expe'eted to plunge Armenia into a ' now chapter ot atro(!itie� and I massacres. That the, Turkisli action in thlu diroctton will bo met wltli no opiiosilloiv trom Qermany may ho gaUi-orod from tho, f^^ct'that llia Gerui,an newspapers recoijtl)^ prinujd several official Turldsh cominunlcatlMm bearing a doHo family tosonibiunne to the Turkish pronpjJivc^monts whio'i pro-ceded iho'oarliQr;J.Arnicnlun uiassa-ores. or^machlne gun fire, the Americans clung close to tlie earth, and later when tho electricity was cut off, rc( turned in safety to tl^eli- positions. GETSDllSl MSE PROiGUlN Cardston Ranchef Given, *1750 \. and Costs by Siipreme; Court Jury^ � Breach With Germany Widens, -Bolsheviki Send Ultimatum to the Rumanians ^ SEVERE FIGHTING > . WITH UKRAINIANS-MANY ARE KILLED Stockholm, Feb. 18.-The Str � "The Morning Post's Stockholm cor- ; respondent*says in a despatch. from/ Gkaterlnoslaff diat a union ot South Russia's republic Is being formed to. oppose Maximalists until gendarmerie " have been established. Gendarmerie in turn will be replaced with; a regular, -army with the o^ect of clearing Max- . Imallsts entirely from South Russia." Capture Ukraine City^ Pelrograd, Feb. IS.-Kiev, ono of tho M principal, cities'of Ukraine, was, cap-,-; turned by the Bolsheviki on Friday = after sfingulnary fighting. The streets' iv wore filled with dead or wounded.;;'; AVhile the/fighting was at Us height'; Thursday tho city was bombarded by; BoTshovlkl aviators. ' i y' Polish troops have defeated tlieiBoN- ; shovlki at Uobrulusk, 85 miles south-' ^ oast ot Minsk. Other Poles aro advani:-- ^ / i Ing toward Smolnosk. Rumanians ;con-"', .i trol the Xkkormau district of; BesBar-) * a)iia, and are threatening Odessa. \ i"^ Tho casualties at Kiev are estimated at four thousand killed and seven ^ � ^'1 IS 'Ik thousand wounded. SECY ;iv6bB�RIDS^ pp li.J^. A. RESIGNS � '::^i>rHi^ Calgary.'FjIil Sr.-p. p. Wood-. brldgft, secratary-treasurer of the - U.F.A., hae tehdefed hiareslflna- tlor) from that.organliatlon. It la ' understood that-Ijlr. Woodbrldge ' . resigns on .VicQount of his heailth. 'Pho linuo^tnCQiuoiit ot tho ;autIon _____ will como b'A,a,disthust shock to , tlio /passedIbocausq,:of tlie war,; for are 17,iM)0 luembjjvs.ofitho most progros not the Catholi^t nutlojift of Knly,; sivo/branch ,bt:tii'o,:,brganly,a(| farmer,') Prance and llltlo Belgium with tho n'i- ot western C9und(v,.;^B Mr. Wood^irldgo lies flfhtlng against' tlie vork with IhpJU^F.A': ' , . ... , .V, .\tter a trial iastlljg three days the jnry In the caso^f Spott: .ys. Harris anil'Strlngham, brought In' a yerdl.ct on Saturday night'at nine o!olb'ok Iq^ foiv-or of the plaintiff for--91^750 and costs fur taiue arrest. The case, \yhlch,centred about tho proHOUBtlolv'^ last,', Do-ccmbor of Mr. Scott-f6j'�allegeia -thctt ot a hoitoi' bQloiiglnKr-tb':Uior defendants, was ot conslderabla.lBterert. AH tho parties concerned-wert^danlittcAi ranchers. ]). 11. filioh appearaa tor ,tho plaintiff and Ilarrltt andtit^Imer tor tho defendants.>';;At-tUer!6ono|uston oC tiio case ooiii't was adjpu'rn'w'-till Wodnosda.v of tlUs week., ,V-'U , GREAT WORK ;^ BRITISirkiRMBN ondon, Feb. 17.-i8rt'iki �er('�(>iie* tlvity on Satiirday. Jaet of ,a^n offioiat--.i�ejio|t\4'lMuta:':ib^ night eoneernlna tb|>y�lllfr�t|�ni-i^f British airmen. ^Mw {drpMl^a over five tons of lif{;nb|i ap'ViiMout target*, the Briti�t^7fiirr|itti,;itnl>MC(�t . down seventeen'Ai Five British m�chlnM�rt^(t\itf)n|,i^ Diplomatic reports indicate that;>tMl ^ Aloxletf command, is; obtalnlnJitlelig'SJ support .than its originators �xpeotedf{u JIuch friction exists among.iho;f^rcotsy lu the Don,. NeVspupera reporttlniit a,t1 groupoof Polish, troops ilB.advftncinm* against'' tUO' Bolsheviki; in' the norlu4' forc�ct.i(t:ltu(i;fl|Biai doclarod: Alt ,out^4 'by 76069 ?120 63 ;