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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta J \ VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDOE," ALBEM'A7 M()XDAY, FEBHIIA1 \Y 18,"lOlft NUMBER 58 Tax Inconjes Announcement Made That He Has Resigned But General Robertson Denies It GOVT. APPARENTLY IN A PREDICAMENT OVER .THE MATTER Montreal, Feb. 18.--Hon. F. B. Carvel I, addressing the members of the Montreal Canadian Club to-da.y said that during the coming finance year the country had to raise something like $800,000,000 and while he was not announcing any policy declared that If they could not raise the money by way of tariff there was only one source of revenue and that was by asking the men who had the money ta contribute a portion of it \?y way of income tax. I L - Austria Cannot Resume Warfare With Russians London, Feb. 18.-General Sir William Robertson, who last week resigned as chief of staff, has ac-^ cepted what is known as the eastern command; that i�, the eastern parts of the British Isles. Says He Has Not Resigned "Loudon, Fob:. 13.-The controversy ns to the position of General Robertson, wIioho resignation as chief of staff was announced last, week is the principal subject of discussion today in the morning newspapers, which give various versions of the causes which brought about a situation that generally is regretted. Gen. Robertson, v/hose abilities and services are recognized everywhere, haa repeated to the newspapers his assertion: "I have not resigned." He has refused any further statement. There seems to be no question, however, thru, the difference between the government's announcement anil that of the general, is merely a difteronoo in words, the government having interpreted his refusal to serve on the supreme was council, or to remain as chief of staff with limited lowers as a resignation, while the general dissented from that interpretation, So far as is known there is no probability of any arrangement whereby General Robertson would remain an chief of staTf, but the hope is expressed in some quarters that his great capacity ami wide experience wjjl not be lost to the country. Newspapers hostile to the premier believe he influenced the war cause Men. Robertson to resign, while others ; believe the fact that the general was offered the post on the supreme war council acquis the premier of any personal Mas. Closer Co-operation The- Chronicled version of these events makes the. whole matter turn upon the necessity of closer cooperation among the allies, which it sa^s the premier always advocated. According tdk the Chronicle's statement, it was the urgent, demand of Great Britain's allies, voiced at recent Versailles conferences which led to the adoption of the new policy for strengthening the defense against the threatened German blow on the western front; a plan for greater unfica-tlon of action and command'. The Chronicle -continues: Haig Was In Favor "This policy .was the policy of the premiers of Kngland. France and Italy and of President Wilson's representative, us advised by their military experts. It was accepted by General Foch, by Gen. Bliss and by the deputy chief of the Italian staff. Gen. Robertson was present when the policy was* adopted but was opposed to the plan. Field Marshal Haig, on the other hand, whose duty it is to carry out the plan, is not opposed to it. but on the contrary, accepts it without reservation.". London, Feb; IS.-The idea that the public is attempting to dictate to the government what their military policy shall be, or what methods shall be employed to carry it out is deprecated by the Dally Chronicle in an editorial on the situation'brought about by the announcement that General Robertson has been retired as.chief of the imperial staff. "The task is the responsible ministers,", it sayT "and while it is open (o parliament to change the ministers, in circumstances have been disclosed m the, present instance which warrant turn an upheaval." , Tho Times, remarking that the premier's recent speech in the house of commons fails to cany complete conviction, says the result has been a storm of exaggeration and political In-triguo over what seems to have been a most natural and common sense arrangement. It declares that a full explanation of events obviously is overdue. News of Gen. Robertson's removal, F *"(CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) FAILED OF HIS PURPOSE - Raids Take Place Saturday and Sunday-Casualties Are Not Numerous ONLY ONE RAIDER1 REACHED LONDON IN SECOND RAID �4. London, Feb.' 1.\ \ d.-rp, serious schism has been.created beiween Germany and Austria-! I unwary by the termination of the;armistice ltd ween the central powers and Hm^ia and (he renewal of a state of war, according tho Copenhagen con-" pendent of the Kxchangc Telegraph rompany. The Austrian press, continues tho correspondent, is warning ti^m-iny against Uhj, ro-opening of hosiiiitic.s in which Austria does not wish to participate. Tho semi-official Frcmdenblatt is silent but the Neue Frcir I'resso is quoted as pointing, out that thu Austrian' monarchy no longer borders upon Hur*-sia and is not, like O-nnany, compell- ed to resume wartnre. The only thing Austria mi�ht do against its will, nays ?hc newspaper, is to protect connection between the monarchy and tho i'kraine. which has intimate ron-the AuKtro-rUmgarian is reported by ihe cor-contonding that Count C'/nrnin. the foreign minister, plans to act as a negotiator wit it the west. The article concludes; "From our aide the pre-dwposition to positive negotiations has never been interrupted and it is iu he hoped the negotiations will not be interrupted Iron: the other .-;ido." Die Zoitiing. noctions with foreign office, respondent, a.; * * *> v REPULSE HUNS V Did Not Navigate Northeast Passage To The Atlantic Ocean Seattle, .Wash., Feb. IS.-Captain. ! Alexander Allen, an Arctic trader, has arrived front the north with -word that Stefansson, the explorer, now in the Arctic, failed to realize his hope of navigating the northeast passage to the Atlantic because two members of his party disobeyed orders and left, j Stefansson marooned on Melville Is-j land in IfllG without a ship. | The two? Captain Gonzales and Mate ; Seymour, of the schooner Mary Sachs,: one of Stefansson's licet, were instructed m 1014 to take the Sachs in 1916 to Stefansson's base on Melville Island. Instead, Captain Allen asserted, they beached her at P.ankski'jd, abnul\four hundred miles west of Mev villes Island. When Stefansson found lie was marooned be abandoned his plant-: to go east and made the trip to Ranksland on foot over the ice. From Melville Island to the Atlantic navigation is comparatively easy, Captain Allen said: Captain Joe Barnard, ano'her Arctic trader who commanded the Teddy Hear smother of Stefansson'* fleet. Js now endeavoring to neiptt ite ;hvere Stockholm. Feb. 18.-The 'Germans resumed war measures 3gainst Russia today, the Social Demokraten states. Their first objective is the seizure of Esth'onia and Livonia, it declares. ^ Arrest Germans Amsterdam, Feh. 17.-The Bolsheviki are making arrests of Germans in Russia, and holding them as hostages, according to Riga dispatches received by way of Berlin. Tho Bolsheviki, tiie dispatches say, are threatening wholesale butchery. All food in Dorpet district has beer-, confiscated, and it is almost impossible to reed the German women and children. The Baltic -nobility havo^ been declaredoutlaws. No Sympathy With Them r Stockholm, Feb. 18.-The German majority Socialists are disassociated from any connection or sympathy with the Bolsheviki in an article in the Socialist organ Vorwaerts of Berlin by OUo Braun. He charges that the Russian rleiegates at Brest-Litovsk did rot intend to utilize the truce to arrange peace, but rather to extend tho revolution to the territory of the ceil-'* tral powers. "The hope of the Bolsheviki /or it speedy revolution in Germany is un insane delusion," Herr Braun continues. "They apply Russia patterns to German conditions, which are about a century more advanced in economic,' political and cultural matters. There is no soil In Germany iu which the revolutionary methods of the Bolsheviki can thrive." "German Socialist." says Herr Braun, sharply condemn the violent quick to praise. The American batter-!"*"' , B t. , . . ... ltnr ies effectively destroyed the German (methods of the Bolsheviki. "We must urn Montreal, Feb. 18.-Only one of the fifty-three tiny victims of tha Grey Nunnery fire hero last Thursday night has been identified-Lionel Oiseau- whose mother recognized a little gold chain which she had placed around her baby's neck before taking him to the nunnery. The inquest on the dead babies opened at the morgue this morning. It, is probable the burial will be iu the Grey Nunnery plot in Cotes Des Nieges cemetery. ELEVTOR BURNED AViniiipcg, Veb. IS.-The I-ake of the Woods Elevator at Rosenfeld, Man., was totally destroyed* by fire Sunday evening. Eight thousand bushels of wheat and one thousand hnsheis of barley were destroyed. A stock of flour was save,d. The total losa will he about $30,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. It was first noticed in the basement. Ottawa, Feh. 18.-The turning over! to the western provinces of natural j resources now administered by the federal government was pressed upon Sir Robert Borden and his colleagues by the premiers and ministers from the western provinces at a conference hold this afternoon. The, decision to wait on the premier was reached as a suit of the conference between Dominion and provincial ministers which was concluded on Saturday night. At thai conference there*was a general discussion of the matter and the western men subsequently decided to present their claims in a formal way to Sir I Robert Borden and his colleagues. "Wo I desire to give our reasons and if possible get a promise that the Dominion government will make a start," said a western provincial minister this afternoon. i defense** in artillery preparation. They covered the French assault with a roiling barrage, cut off the rear on-.' jeelives, lengthened"tfye *bBtrage 'wjth precision and protected . the French infantry's new position. The incident is important as showing that already the American forces in tho line have fully mastered the intricate technicalities and exact cooperation upon which j success in ipodern war depends. This is full of promise for the larger part which the American arm?-* is designed to play later on the western front." Ottawa, Feb. 18.-Soldiers' ballots are being counted in Ottawa and already the boxes of a dozen constituencies taken in alphabetical order have been disposed of. The counting of the votes taken in Canada will be concluded this week. According to the Evening Citizen the naval and, military vote taken in Canada now being counted here is strong'y in favor of the government. In some' of the Ontario constituencies, the Citizen states, it goes as high as. 98 par cent, for  h Uu?u1l,\ CLlf"s!an tunnie*!,, , , , , - J r ~{T*y h(i expected to plunge Armenia j Cardston Rancher Given $1750 into a new chapter of atrocities and i Day for Social Service League-Dr. Bland Speaks Twice R ev. Archibald Tells of Work of the League. VETS. PROTEST HANDING OVER CROWN LANDS iu. the Forum of Al- Recognized C'ulRary, Keh. IS.--Solidarity w:i3 he keynote of the meeting of the members of tho miners' union on Saturday at Drumheller. It was agreed to stand pat on the question oi' the unionizing of the Rosedalo mine, tha manager-operator of which is Frank Moody, who so far has refused tho re-coguition of the, right of the Roaedalc miners to jofn the United Miners of America. The meeting resulted in the determination not to go hack to work until Manager Moody receded from hi;-*, present position. The situation a! froaent is a deadlock. Winnipeg, Feb. 17,-At a meeting of the Great V);ar Veterans last night objection was taken to the proponed binding over kry the federal government of the crown lands to the provincial governments, on the ground that this would * interfere with granting these lands to returned soldiers, who come under the jurisdiction of the federal Government. j---- CONSOLIDATE CHURCHES New York, Feb. 18.-Consolidation of the First Presbyterian, the Madison Souare Presbyterian and University Place Presbyterian churches under an agreement reached by the pastors and lay representatives of the three congregations was announced here l:i.;t jnight Yesterday' was a field dav local churches and the Sunday for the Social Service League berta, Dr. Salem LUand spoke at Knox and Wesley, Mrs. \McKinney, M. j L.A., at the Christian, Latter Bay \ Saints' and Baptist, and Rev. A. L>. Arehibald at United Church. � Dr. Calhraith spoke at the Korum on the social evil. . In her addresses, Mrs, McKinney made the statement that infant-mortality was greater in Lethhridge than in any other western city. Or. Bland 1 fan the churchen make the grade? , That was the question asked and an-' su'ered hy Kov. Dr. liland of Winni-! peg at last evening's service \\\ Wesley I church. Dr. Bland answered in the 1 affirmative but he left it. clearly un-i dcrstood that the church would have \ to change her methods to do so. ; Churches Critic zed ' Dr. Bland opened hiw subject hy , the statement that the churches are i suhjecJ to more criticism now than ! for many a long day, probably induced 1 hv the war. But that criticism comes T I from the belief of many people that the church is too tolerant, and that it is jiot measuring up to the Christian'-standards. II is not the cr'ticism of i the ancient, days when the teachings1 of the church were attacked. The! church, continued the doctor, i:5 crit-] ici?,cd her.iuse it should have tkmo but : it did not prevent the war. NTot that j tho nlHos are not lighting a righteous! war on behalf of Christian ideals, hut. that the church the world over, and OHpeciHlly the pvofostant church in [ Germany, should have brought the people to a higher realization of their , duty to mankind. In this connection; Dr. Bland said he believed' the day of the old prejudices between the Oath-1 blic. and Protestant/ churches had passed because of the war,' for fire ; massacres. That the Turkish action ; in ttifti direction will be met with r.o I opposition from Germany may be gath-| ered from the f:il>i tj3;1t thJs Gernnvn I nowkpapers recently pr:med, several and Costs by Supreme Court Jury At'lcr a trial lasting three days the jury in the oase*>t! Scott ,ys. Harris i official Turkish cammuuicatbm.s bearing a close family resemblance to the; and Hiringham brought in a verdict on Turkish pronouncements which pre-j Saturday night'at nine o'clock in fav ceded the" earlier Armenian massacres. * SECY WOODJIRIDGE Ol U. F. A. RESIGNS Cahjary, Feb. 17.-P. P. Wood-bridge, secretary-treasurer of the U.F.A., \ihb tendered hia resignation from that organization. It is understood that Mr. Woodbridge resigns on account of his health. The announcement of the action will come as a distinct shock u> the IT.iui) members of the most progressive branch of the organized farmers or of the plaintiff for.$1,750 and costs for false arrest. The case, which centred about the prosecution lant December of Mr. Scott for alleged theft of a heifer belonging to the defend- draw a broad line between ourselves,' i and the Bolsheviki," he adds. The article is the more signlitcant iirview of the fact that previously tht Vorwaerts has sho.wn a disposition to flirt with the Bolsheviki. It8 Stockholm despatches for a long time have been colored in favor of the Russian radicals. Clear Out Maximalists Toronto, Feb. IS.-A special cable t6 the Mail and Empire from London. says: "The Morning Post's Stockholm cor-respondent�says in n despatch from. Ekaterinoslaff fliat a union of 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 object of clearing Maximalists entirely from South Russia." Capture Ukraine City Petrograd, Feb. IS.-Kiev, one of the principal cities of Ukraine, was can-turned by the Bolsheviki on Friday after sauguinary fighting. The streets* were filled with dead or wounded. While the fighting was at its height Thursday the city was bombarded by BoFsbeviUl aviators. Polish troops have defeated the Bolsheviki at Bribruinsk, 85 miles southeast of Minsk. Other Poles aro advancing toward Smolnesk. Rumanians control the Akkerman district of Bessarabia, and are threatening Odessa. The casualties at Kiev are estimated at four thousand killed and seven thousand wounded. Hundreds Killed Petrograd. Feb. IS.-In a battle at' Odessa on Monday between the Bol-' shoviki and the moderates, hindredta were killed. The city was ooiuhard-' ed by warships. Fight With dossacks Petrograd, Feb. 8.- (Delayed).-A battle was begun yesterday between the Bolsheviki and a wing of the Cos-' sack army of Gen.  Alexieff, former Russian commander in chief, on the road toward Kharkov, a\town 420 miles southwest of Moscow. The Bolsheviki are sending troops to crush the fewest revolution, but reports received here indicate that the forces of Boris Savinoff, who was a member of the Kerensky cabinet, arc ready to join Gen. Alexieff. . ( Diplomatic reports indicate that tk# Alexieff command is obtaining lent support than its originators expected. Much friction exists among the forces in the Don. Newspapers report that a group of Polish troops is. advancing against the Bolsheviki in the northwestern front1 and that another force 1 3 ants, was ol' considerable interest. All the parties concerned were Cardstota is waking an advance in the vicinity^ ranchers. 1). H. Elton appeared for I of Minsk. the plaintiff and Harris and Palmer} Ultimatum to Rumania for the defendants. At 1 he* conclusion J London, Feb. 17.-The Russian gov j oi' the case court was adjourned till ! UVdhosduy of Bus week. not the Catholic nations of Italv, France and little Belgium with the M- or western Canada, as Mr. Woodbridge lies fighting against the common eu* has "Reu SG* w'Wt up in its develop- emy, meat that he was considered a perma- Politics Growing Worse lieut fixture. The church has failed in Canada because politics has been growing (CONTINUED ON PACK SLOVEN) Me 1ms made no definite plabs *'or tho future, and for the present Willi rest at his home while completing h'- ' work with the'F.F.A. GREAT WORK OF BRITISH AIRMEN r ondon, Feb. 17.-Great aerial'activity on Saturday is the subject of an official "OpoK issued tonight concerning the operations of British airmen, besides dropping over five tons of bombs on various targets, the British airmen brought down seventeen Teuton planes. Five British machines are missing. ernment has sent an ultimatum to the Rumanian government demanding the evacuation of Bessarabia by the Rumanians and counter-revolutionary troops and the right to transport Russian troops through Rumania ami Bessarabian territory. The ultimatum, tie* cording to the report was to have expired on February 10. The ultimatum* also demands the extradition of Lieut, Gen. St. Cher-, batcheff, commander of the Russian forces in Rumania, who recently was declared an outlaw by the Bolsheviki # T N T r (CONTINUED ON PAGE SSV�N> / it \ A 7 ;