Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
ft VOLUME XI. L ETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1H18 NUMBER 00 NOT OLSHEVIKI NOW Food Controi|Russia Ready To Sign Peace But Also Preparing To Continue or Famine Speech on Military Situation Accepted With Satisfaction Though Little Enthusiasm &HARP TILTS WITH FORMER PREMIER DURING THE DEBATE Winnipeg, Feb. 20.-"It is food control or famine," wai thyi mee-Mge from the food control board of Canada, read by Mrs. Jean Mul-drow last evening before the opening meeting of the annual convention of the home eoonomics society of Manitoba. War O- Bolsheviki Gives Orders That Russians Must Be Prepared To Fight, Though Ready to Make Peace - Germany's Invasion of Russia Causes-Anger in Austria COLDEST WEATHER OF London, Fell. 20.-A majority of the fnornfng^papors accent tho statement tnadc in the house o� commons yos-tarday by Premier Lloyd George a? a Hstisfaotory explanation and entirely approve of the Versailles conference and consider the whole incident i straightened ovjt. Hostile newspapers 3re unconvinced and continue their Fharp criticisms, hut seem resolved to ncce.pt the situation. *^"he Debate In Parliament London, Feb. 20.-The war minis- Was 41 at Lethbridge-Coldest Place Was The Hat At U ? v ? The coldest weather bt the winter was experienced in Leth-bridgo last night. Tho thermometer dipped to 41 below-zero. The record for last winter vrtin 41.5 below. The fore-oast for tomorrow is moderat-ing. Cold Afl Over West Winnipeg, Feb. an. - Temperatures in the west last night registered uu-j changed from yesterday *or colder in the severest general cold spell of this winter in the west. This to the ac- brilUant sunshine, exception of Saska-ls reported clear to the Pacific const. The coldest at Vancouver was 2'i above zero, l)ut at Penticton, B.C., it I was two above, while Kamloops and London, Feb. 19.-The Russian government, according to another official statement received here, addressed the following mefcsaae to headquarters and all the fronts: 'The council of peoples commissaries has offered to the Germans "to sign peace immediately. I order that in all cases where Germans are encountered massed pourparlers with the German soldiers should be organized and the proposal to refrain from fighting made to them. If the Germans refuse you, then you must offer to them every possible resistance. / (Signed) "Krylenko."' FURTHER ADVANCE Berlin, Feb. 20.-German forces on the Russian front yesterday advanced to the northeast and east of Dvinsk, the German war office announced today. Send a Messenger PeTrograd, Feb. 20.-General Hoffman, the German military representative at tho Hrest-Litovsk peace con- i CALL UP ALL OF CLASS ONE FIRST war against Russia apparently U not popular with the German or Austrian people, according to comment in the press of the two countries. Wh�m tho Brest-Litovsi; negotiations closed all the talk in Germany was of peace. The public apparently did not discriminate between pea^o with tho Ukraine and with great Russia, iflH acclaimed it an a general peace with Russia, George Bern hard, in the Vossische Zellung, emphasizes this point and wan;;?, an explanation of who was responsible for this disappointment. Tun Socialist VorwaorU takes the . same line and Hays: I "The more wo meddle U\ Russian affairs the more we ge: away from pence. What must be done is to ntick to tho defense of our, own soil and to make peace whenever possible without annexation." A large section of opinion in Austria-Hungary also is alarmed over the prospects of a renewal of war with Russia. Dispatches from Amsterdam and Zurich quote Auet re-Hungarian ALLOW POLES TO �RETAIN CHLOM Basel, Switzerland, Feb. 20.-Dr. Von Seydler, the Austrian premier, has announced to the relchstratd . representatives that the Ukraine Rada and the Austrc-Hungariau government have signed an agreement supplementing the Ukraine peace treaty by wrrich the province of Cholm will not revert to the Ukraine republic. A mixed commission will be appointed to decide its fate on race principles end with regard to the wishes of the population. The announcement is said to have been applauded heartily. ORDERS MINERS Yeien i Express Some Strong Jdeas in Matter-Make Recommendations I l'erener, has telegraphed to the Uu�.. U�)WtJuapers to this erfert and a Vien- ertson were being reduced but, that I he general resigned because he inought the scheme would not work. General Robertson himself had placed . Gyaml rflvka registeve(i ,z(ir0t s fh.it a- mcssengor from Pctrograd is being sent to l.*�v;Psk today with original peace message, which was signed by Pr^mier-Lenine and Foreign Mni ster Tvolzky. New War Not Popular London, Feb. 20.-Germany's new im dispatch to tne Vossn-che Zeitung reports a rising of feeling against German y on accou\\t of hf� v ac*1 on against Russia. (CONTTKUED ON i' AGS 3) Winnipeg, Feb. 20. - Asking iha;j men of the first class und^r the opera-j Hon of the iMiJiiary .Sorvifp AM in Quebec be compelled in do thrdr duty and that men of the same class v.-Jio ! have secured total or temporary ex-empiiott in other provinces should In* re-examined before class two is called to the colors, was one of :i number of resolutions unanimously endorsed a), a general meeting of the great wnr| veterans held last night at their headquarters here. The secretary of the veterans was instructed to *ond a ropy of the resolution to tho federal government and to all branches of tho association, with the request that (branch secretaries should report progress. It was urged that the returned sol-* diers should have more representatives j on the boards which hear cases under the re-combing process and one member expressed the view that it would he an excellent thing if the central appeal judge was a returned soldier. Sympathy was expressed with the RESULT SOLDIERS-VOTES KNOWN SOON Ottawa, Feb. 20.-The general returning officer announced today that the result of the military and naval voting at home probably would be known by the end of the week. The results from overseas will likely not be known for some days later. 1 Miners at Drumheller Struck Without Proper Permission and Are Ordered Back DISTRICT CONVENTION AT FERNIE UPHOLD ACTION OF BOARD TORONTO SCHOOLS MAY BE CLOSED. Toronto, Feb. 20.-ThU city's ninety-five public schools and eight high schools may close their doors as an outcome of the crisis which has ariseiv-between the board of education and the board of control in which the city refuoes to grant the school board estimates. CANADIANS WITH THE Calgary, Feb. 20.-A Drumheller despatch states that at the request of Mayor Fulton of that town, Sir Robert Borden has issued an order that the Moody mine be placed on the same oasis in refipect to wage* as the other mines. This order automatically stops the strike. f i I - proposal of the veterans of Hamilton ! and district to visit Ottawa at Easter j to protest-ugainsi. the non-conscription i of alien labor. It. was su^^esuHL thur the protest; along similar lines ot the 11,500 "Winnipeg members of the veterans should be trtfnsmittod to the gov-1 j-ernmeiit through Major G. W. Andrews, j ! member-elect for Centre Winnipeg. ? Many Canadians With imperial Forces Have Won Decora- * tions Big Advance IirPalesthie 1 Big Delegation To Confer Labor Problems-First One of IfetfQad. On Norfolk, Ya., Feb. 20.-Neither Hri-Iftish nor Russian subjects will he permitted to ship on American vessels In (he futuro unless they have filled their declarations of their intentions to bc-i come citizens of tho United States, according to instructions received today by tho American shipping' commissioner, H. 11. PaddUon, here. No other aliens. Mr. Puddlson Raid, v/ill be .shipped unlcsfl they have consular permits which -will establish tlioir identity. SUSPICIOUS OF DEATH OF CECIL London, Feb. 20. - The British army in Palestine yesterday made an attack east of Jerusalem, advancing two miles on a front of 17 miles, it is announced officially. The communication follows: "Yesterday morning we advanced to the attack on a frontage of 17 miles east of Jerusalem. By evening all the objectives had been secured to an average depth of two miles." 1ES10 BRIT Ottawa, Veh. 2'.*.-A -delegation representing so far as possible every sphere of women's activity in the Dominion, will meet the. war cabinet on February,2S. The delegation will number between forty and fifty women. In general, the conference will follow the lines of the recent conference between the government and represent attves of organized labor. The government will place in the hands of the delegates confidential information as to the actual condition of affairs and they will be invited to make suggestions in regard to government action. This is the firsi. occasion on which F women have been formally invited 10 meet the government in conference. Plan Another Hun London, Feb. ao.-Cauadiuus serving with the Imperials have received the following honor*;: Distinguished Service Order;-.Captain William Baker. Flying Corps, formerly ot the Mounted Hifles, already received the Military Cross and bar. * Simula! lo the Herald) The Convention's Action ^ Fernie, Feb. H*.-Today has proven a field day tor organized labor in District 1.8, I'nited Mine Workers of America, in a. contest, which meant, tho continuation of the good standing of that organization as regards Us conception*! of honorable dealing with tho employers of labor. The report of tho officers report committee upon the matter of the Drumheller field as it ha* been presented to the convention by I i the officers oC the district, was the tfirst subject taken up this morning, und the dlscuHdion which followed the report, lasted until four o'clock this atternooii before a final vote was taken. The recommendation of the committee is'that the reports of the officers be concurred in and thut ttfe miners on the Drumheller locals go back to work, pending further negotiations with the parties concerned in the Moody mine dispute which it is proponed' to at once take up through tho district executive. Committed a Mt�Uk# i, The debate upon this matter covered Bar to Military Crd��:-Major-Jasv fa wwe ranget and the presiding offio London. Feb. 20.-The German Independent Socialists are.arranging for a demonstrative strike in the munition* factories of the empire beginning March 1, according to information received from Berlin and forwarded by the Amsterdam correspondent of the Exchange.Telegraph company. REPULSED BY London, Feb. ll*.-In the house of Billing anked fact, that the late. Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British | ambassador at Washington, way instrumental in the Caillaux-Bolo disclosures; an inquest would be held to determine if "IiIb death was due to any cause other than that announced. The speaker replied that Mr. Billing tionof General KobertKon's failure to i commons today Neel approve the Versailles plan. Finally, �whether in view of the Mr. Ascmith said he did not Quarrel In the least with the decisions of the Versa lies council in respect to its functions. 1 The general result i� that (lie crisis w h ich a fe w d a y a a go see m ed f h o most serious tho present government has encountered is at un end in the absence of any test voU: by the house. It was notable to those who witnessed Mr. Lloyd George's crucial speech In the house of commons, that the cheering which greeted his entrance was comparatively suhdued and the h e a r i y applause \v h f c 1 \ f o 11 o w e d his speech was a cold demonstration besides others of its kind. Mr. Asquith was heard impatiently nt times by the members as he interjected remarks and was interrupted with cries of "Get. on with the Gompers Wires Henderson To That Effect and Sends Him Greetings Washington, Feb. 20.-The American Federation of Labor will nbt be represented at tho in ter-allied labor conference to he held in London today, but it hopes soon to send representatives N LOST PROPERTY Property Destroyed in Halifax But Must Still Pay The Taxes was- required to put his question in to England and France. President writing and that it would he answered , Qompers hi war. CANADA SEES LAST OF HEAILESS in the regular order. Death Quite Natural Ottawa, Feb. 20-That the inquest into the death of the late Sir Cecil Spring-Rico, as suggested by Pember-ton Billings in the Britten house was absolutely unnecessary is the statement of the attending physician, Dr. Thomas Gibson, this morning. Dr. Gib-1 so.t stBtos that Sir Cecjl had been1 skiing with the Government. House party in the vicinity of Kockcliffe during the afternoon and had returned to Rideau Hall considerably exhausted. He partook-of a very hearty dinner afterward and heart-failure resulted. I mpers has r,o advised Arthur Henderson, the British labor leader, by cable in response to an invitation received February 9. lu conveying fraternal greetings,, Mr. Gompers said; "Please convey our fraternal greetings to the inter-allied labor conference and assure them that wo are pledged and will give our man power and at least half we have ,in wealth power in the struggle to secure for the world justice, freedom and democracy.'* SANCTION SHIPMENT OF FURTHER EXPORTS I EXPERT ON SEX Halifax,/Feb. 2d.-Those who lost their houses and personal effects in the disaster on December 6, are liable to pay the trx rate on them on the basis of the assessment, according to a decision reached today by the city's court of appeals. Hundreds of persons are affected and more than a million doliais i� represented in th loss on the assessable, property. London, Feb. 19.- (Delayed).-The official statement from British headquarters in France and * Belgium tonight follows: "A hostile raiding party was repulsed successfully early this morning south of Armehtieres. Beyobd artillery activity on both sides at different parts along the front, particularly southeast of Ephey and south of Ar-mentieres there is nothing to report." Another Repulsed London, Feb. 'W.-A German raiding attack on British positions near Ar-leux-En-Gohelle, south of Lens, was repulsed last night by the British, it is announced officially. 1 Gommill, Engineers; Captain Percy Miller, Royal Irish, formerly Kingston, belongs to/Hamilton. Military Cross: -Captain K. Mc-Niroll. Wesi Keius, formerly Canadians, killed in January; Captain William Houston. Highland Light Infantry, belongs to Edmonton, wounded this month. Bur to Disijguished Service Order-Lieut. Col. Lome McLaughlin. Distinguished Service Order:- MaJ. Albert Carter, Flying Corps; Major Archie Brown; Captains Crawford and Ross Mncpherson. * Bar to Military Cross:-Captains Frederick Less, Thomas 0*Kp11v : Majors Samuel Lount and Richard Wurratl; Lieutenants Andrew Anderson, Artillery; Irvin Hall, Machine Guns, and Henry Lord. Military Cross:-Lieutenants George Adams and John Airth; Captain Percy Band. Captain David Clarkson, Captain Chester Commins; Lieutenants Charles Bate, Arthur Boyes', Victor i Bunn, Gordon CarnUchael, Duke Dillon aud R. D, Chester. CZERNIN TO GO TO RUMANIA WANT GOVT. TO CONTROL FACTORIES c I Washington, Feb. 20.-Fifty specified ~ctimmoditioB exclusive of food- �T _ . , . tt. , . stuffs were made available for export No Danger of ruel Shortage in;t0 Holland and Sweden by the war Future, Says Pennsylvania Man Toronto, Kel>. 20.-Canada has seen the last of the heatless days, so far as the supply of coal is concerned, for the present winter, and for winters lo come. This was ihe public report of a statement, on the fuel situation made in an interview last night by T. y. Barrett, president of the Pennsylvania Central Coal Company, who arrived in Toronto yesterday. "H is all nonsense," said Mr. IJar-rctt,,when asked if it was true, as rumored, that Canuda would not get 50 pea* cent of he/normal supply next winter. "There 4s no foundation for such ^ statement," he replied. "There is" an abundance of coal You might as well say there will be no bread next winter, when there is pleniv of �fceat." trade board today. The list comprises for the most part articles of wearing j apparel, house furnishings and drugs � which are not subject to the rationing i agreement now under discussion with . the neutral countries. Shippers in seeking licenses must have the sanction of The Netherlands' overseas \rust, or the American legation ai Stockholm and export licenses mustf \ be procured from the war trade board. Calgary, Feb^.20.-W. L. Clark, of Leamington, Ont,, was appointed last night by the Alberta Social Service League as the officer In charge of sex hygiene and venereal disesf*s in this province. OUTBREAKS AGAINST JEWS IN RUSSIA Stockholm, Feb. . 20.-Furious outbreak^ against the Jews in var-ious parts of Russia are described in reports received by the Jewish press bureau here. Bloody pogroms are said to have occurred at Lublin, Raskoff, Tscherkishi, Tiraspol and Kornin. FRESH FOODSTUFFS FOR THE ENEMY Vancouver, Feb. 20.-Government control of factories and output concurrently with conscription and allotment, of labor is advocated in a report of a special committee of the B. C Manufacturers Association submitted last night. The recommendations of the committee were not adopted, it being decided to lay the entire report over for j next month's meeting. Amsterdam, Feb. 19. - Count Czernin, the Austrian Hungarian foreign minister, is proceeding to Rumania at an early date according to a Vienna dispatch in response to Rumania's expressed wish to enter into preliminary discussions with the central powers regarding the eventual conclusion of peace. ^ Representatives of the other powers in the quadruple alliance are also going to Rumania. ' GERMANS MAY ATTACK FINLAND SEIZE FIRMS OF ALIEN ENEMIES v v r v EXCUSE NOT ACCEPTED. I Calgaryy, Feb'. IB.-In the exemption appeal case of Jl. H. Cavietou, of Taber, his father wrote that he needed him on his tarn?., but this appeal was dismisseci^with the others. v v Rome, Feb. 20.-(Mail and Em-pire cable)':-It is reliably reported here that the great German spring offensive expected on the western front Is likely to be diverted at the eleventh four to the Italian front where it is feared that the Austri-ans will be compelled to yield ground unless they rsceive some aid. Amsterdam, Feb. 20.-In an address to the lower house of the reichsratb at Vienna, Dr. Von Seydler, the Austrian prtmitr, declared that under the peace treaty with the Ukraine there had been placed at the disposal of the central powers the Ukraine's surplus of agricultural products. This surplus, the premier asserted, was greater than the central powers, at the most favorable estimate, could transport. Manilla, P. i.. Feb. ^0.-Acting on behalf of the custodian of alien enemy property, Gov. Harrison today seized nine German and Austrian firms in Manilla, naming one British and eight American receivers. Tho provincial branches of these houses were closed and placed in the hands of the constabulary, pending action by the receivers. # SEVERE EARTHQUAKE Amoy, China, Feb, 20.-Reports reaching here today from the districts visited by earthquakes last Wedneiday show some loss of life and heavy damage resulting. Two hundred deaths wers reported fram Swjttow. r REACHES VIENNA Amsterdam, Feb. 20. - Gen. Von Kuesmanek, Gorman commander of the Austrian garrison which defended ihe Galician fortress of Przemysl up to the time of its surrender to tho Russians in March, I.917, has arrived in Vienna after three years in captlv-' ity, according to a despatch from the Austrian capital. Gen, Von. Kuesman-j ek, was greeted by a number of high! military and civilian officials. London, Feb. 19.-Rumors are current In Stockholm, according "to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph , Company, that the Germans Intend to intervene at once in Finland. The belief prevails at the Swedish capital that the German action will be directed against the unoccupied districts of Courland and Esthonia in conjunction with a great naval attack in the Finnish . gulf. HALIFAX LABOR TROUBLES Halifax, Feb. 20.-J. C. Peters, president of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, and John Bruce of Toronto, International representative of the Plumbers and Steamfitters of America, were in the' city yesterday and it was understood that while here ihey would investigate reports of unsatisfactory conditions in labor circles which have arisen during tfie last month. er. ifjtern-ational Board Member Ferry, who was invited to take the chair during a discussion which concerned the president aud other officers of the district executive, allowed the most; perfect freedom ot discussion to go on, checking the drift of the speakers only -when they dtgreesetj from the subject before the convention. The delegation from the Drumheller field fought valiantly for the purpose oC having the district ratify the action of their locals in going otit In sympathy with tho miners in tho Moody-mine, but they bad committed a mistake when they took action without; first consulting the district officials upou a matter -which it wms clearly shown was within, the scope of thft powers of the district board. Adhere to Agreement* Although the divergence of opIflloU upon some of the minor features oi! the dispute was considerable* thero was, at no time, any doubt as to the attitude of the convention as to, th� main issue before it, that of the adhering to the agreements and rulings from time to time made by Commissfonef, Armstrong under the agreement. Any other, course would not bsen* tertalned by the delegates and the final vote was so nearly unanimoui'as to convince- every oue that the district officers had a solid support from all parts of the district outside of the Drumheller locals, and even the delegates from that field were brought to see that they had made a mistake and a majority of the delegates from that field lined up with the-district at tha final count. Order Resumption Work Late this afternoon the recomfliM* dation ordering immediate resumption of work in the Drumheller field, except at the Moody property was adopted by an overwhelming majority, L Every Phase D\9cum*t& Kycry phase of the dispute arising out of the action of the management of the Moody mine, which has a mo eared in the press from time to - time, from the alleged threatening neo ot guns to the actual presence of a machine gun was brought out in ail their bearings upon the situation, but with all the contentious discussion, the convention-kept its good nature and the incident was closed' with no ill feeling upon the part of the disputants. A noticeable thing was the advancement that has been made along the TThes of parliamentary usages during the seventeen years in which district eighteen has advanced from a mere shell ot an organization to its present workable -condition. Mr. Steele made the closing afltfress upon the discussion, and left a most favorable impression upon all members without the use of a single disrespectful remark or harsh criticism upon aify member of the convention. N. S. LEGISLATURE . Fob. 20.-The'provincial legislature will be formally opened Thursday. The session la expected to oe shorU U. S, IMPORTS LABOR Ottawa, Keb. iid.-According to advices received here the United Slates, department of labor through the government employment service is arranging to bring into that country approximately 110,000 laborers from Porto Rico and the Via^in Islands* No l. W. W.'s r �Regarding the reports spread broad-I cast that the I. W. AV. influence prevailed in that field, it was pointed out that the international organization recently adopted' a law providing for the expulsion from its membership of any one belonging to that or any similar organization aud that this policy of the United Miners would fcs i west rigidly tfursiuj4.