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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BRin ONliSTllN o- Hiave Great Prepbnderance of Men-Bifitish Captures During the Past Year In-: ' elude Many tuns; BWTISH CAPTURES ' ; PAST YEAR ' Uomlon, Feb. 20.-British 68 heavy KunR, 437 (ield guns, > ^ l.ODB IrAich inortarR and 2,814  madhlne , guns. This state- ? MacFherBon,; . parllaniontary tm'dor-socretary for war, In In- * J> trdducinB the army estimates In tho housp of commons to- * day.- > ' XCudcr Secretary MacPheraou said that the strength of the German army �was already far greater on the western front 4han at any pi^evious period and although the allies at .present are tfff-lierlor in men and guns, the balance might soon be In favor of the enemy. The allies must be prepare British gun .power had Increased by almost 50;pef cent in the> last year i^nd Uie army was doing everything poastl^le to ecdnomizc with a view to saving tonnage. These savings would save* two million In' tonnage in the distant theatres of wor this year. .  .-Y-- Telegraph Briefs FRENCH aqj PRISONERS Paris, Feb. 20.-French detachments made a heavy attack on the Qermans in Lorraine today, entering the German ifnee over a large front and capturing more than 400 priionera, according to the war pi-flee announcement of totilght. FRENCH JOOK PRISONERS Parle, Febi 21.-The French took 525 prieonertt In their raid yeater-day In Lorraine, the war office announced today; WANT AUSTi TO Austrian Socialists Accept Wil son's Declaration as Basis of Peace � British Airinfefi Hq|j[1 the Balance Powetjim West T.,ondon, I'-hIi. 2fl.-.\lnJor Clenornl V. B. Maurice, clilet dir(;ctor of fliilltriry operations at the UrItiBh war office, suld today there had ^)cen no develop-menlB on tho western front during tho Dast fortnight to Indicate that Iho Oer-, man bffonslvo was near. One of the' most satisfactory features of the last two weeks on (I'e west front were tho Brlllsh sncposHcH In the great aerial activity, which had great importance as tho preliminary to any battle. General Maurluo added that the British air predominance hampered tho enemy tremendously in gaining Information which wa.s roqilirod by iiim before tho Ijeglnnin;; of any battle. General Maurice, speaking of the use of poisonous gas.scs snid: "The Germans havo recently been exorcising great pressure on the Geneva Red Cross to put out a protest against tho use of poison c;a.i. The nllics arc ready at any tlmo to give up the use of poison gas. But I ask you' to ronieBibor tho circumstance under which poison gas was Introduced into warfare. "It wa� in April, 3 915, that tlie Gor-manh mado a surprise attack* on the Franco-Brlliah at Ypre.s with gas. fewas :i prohibited wea-iturflliy wo had-no do- llnstj it. . The French pnda, Canodlan divis- jfYprca by desperately Passed Low Point in February And Will Continue To Improve,.. , >; Amsterdam, Feb. 21.-^The Austrian Socialist party has:aubmitted an Interpellation to Premier, Von Seydler asking him tb'aacept President Wilson's'-staiemsnit regarding the prineiplea.upon Which a general peace can be istabllehsd. The Soclaliats demand that the premier take atapa immediately to open negotiations between Austria-Hungary and the United States. sot^iERs VOTE Will CHANGE SOME SEATS Wri'iUiAiton, Feb. 21.-OyiAseas tonnage avalU}>|e to Americii aiid the allies-papsed-ItH 'i^wpiilntaboutPebru^ n'ry 1, severtrtV'Weeks earlier thi shipping; experts^ bad: predlpteQ. ^ ^ - orhcialSt'beUeve the up,wi�t1t'r^?ye: will contiDue.untH the mbi- Is-^'ded unless difficulties not now foreseen are encountered. In support of this hollef, ^attention was called yesterday to the Satlgfaetory results obtained In the campaign against eneiliy submarines; to the fact that gbyernmi^t ships now are coining' from American yards and to the proKi-es#^f n'ogbtiation^ for the rieutra} Vessels to be used'in the non-liazardouB ^ades to release othor Hhipping for ovctrsens caiTylng. " > MOVETOiELOPiRON ' RESmOFB^C. A Public Meting Urges Federal Assistance' to tlie In- .  rd'ustry Ottawa, Feb. 20;-;W.'F. O'Connor, general returning officer, does not expeet to announce the official result of the soldiers' vote at least for a day or jtwb. ; Jifrgpyirfliiiant circles It is as-ailsJ'thtif, jit' a,;great many con-stltusneisa' whsfe itha majority of the opposltle|i:�{incydates on: election day was JipM: than SOQ, the result is Ilkety'-Vi'lUe ehai^gad when the ��rfliai>4ael'dftn^ Vota is' re-� celwad%:cabliy:.;r>;;:V'v- w hich liilhRri pdn Iti war..; fohse road^ft had to retf Ion only'81 costly fightl: _ "AftrDwardvtho Cicrnmns repeated their gas attitik nl various times, but our defensive'Woii.MuroM were rapidly developed and^ those aitacks wore less effective. ."Meanwhile wo bognn to developi the use of gas on our Hide us a coun ter-measure. : Our chomisls got to work and'did-.so well that today wo have attained-dlstlnri superiority ov ei; tho 0,erraan8 both iiv the deadll ncss of our'gB^ and the cffectualnesu In our defonsWd measures, it was not until wo won thi� superiority that they started a proiiaRanda for the dis-continuanco of ga.s. "You know tho allies' position with respect. to. Qtirmau agrHemonts and. pi'omises. If.' wo ajjreed to abstain from tho use of gas have we any guar-antce, can we have any guarantee, upon which the cpmniKuderH who are responsible for the lives of their man could rely .that Gcimany would not again try lb sprinK a surprise on us as she did in 1915?" D NO TIME RE RUSSIA; FilHER BANK CLEARINGS ? ? This'wieU .........$.-;41,5oi; Last year ........... 528,279 Inci'easo of 2 per cent. Commenced Invasion Two Hours After Armistice Ended- Von Kuehlmann Says Russia Could Not Be Trusted ^ -Workmen's Council Vote to Accept Peace BULLETINS no PERISHED ON TORPEbOED SHIP Paris, Feb. 20.-One hundred and ten persons perished when the steamer Dives was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on February 1, according to an official announcement. The attacking submarine was not seen. POLAND MUST ' Bfe. CONSULTED This is Announceqient Made by Hon. Duiican Marshall, at 'Ei'dinonton Canadians SuWfibe Fdr Two and Half Million� in Vic-^ , tory Bonds London, Feb. 20.--The British ' government has instructed its agent ,it Kiev to make the declaration that Great Britain will not recognize aoy peace in the east which involves Pojand, without a ' previous consultation with Poland. BRITISH LOSSES ,/ SUBMARIN&i London,..Feo. 20.-British merchantmen^^ �jink by mine,or .submarine itTthe last week numbered '15,, according to' the admiralty statement- issued' tonight. .Of these, twelve were 1,600 ton^ or over, and three were under /that, tonnage. One fishing craft also was sunk. VILLA'S FORCES WERE DEFEATED Victoria,/B. "Q:," Feb, 21.-British Coluhibla's .cartipate;p for the eatab-1islimoi\t yf steel mlilB and goveru-nient usslBtancc^, in developing her vSipt iroir'resources eeuured'more momentum last niglit when a mass meeting, addressed by-representatives from tlielslnnd and mainland was held here. Resolutions calling tor co-opor-atipn between tKb provincial and fed* erbl governmontA and for giving the provincial mirilslfer of mines additional powtfrrin expropriating mine property, lu BrJtlBb CpluiUbia and valso urging the Bj'lUslr Columbia government to aiipoint; :lDdepepdent experts to' majce anri�vest|gatioii and report on the situation \ye/,Q'-passed. \ STUDENTS LOST LIVES Nqw York, Feb. 21.-Tho training tiuartcro of th� Salvation Army In Wefit/124th ,w�B;Bwept by jtire today and two slwdents, MatthowB and An-defBun, loach 22i years old, lost ihoti-IJves. Their bodies wore found on the luurUi fkjojv-v The^: property loss was eBtliniitodrat' ?75,000, Ottawa, Feb. 20:-jj-That the Canadians at tho front are Just as willing to fight with dollars as ,with bayonets is shown hy a i-oport from the militia department. In two weeks the BOldiorii subscribed $2,500,000 to the Victory loan. , The nursing iilBt�rs' the*.:d|BlFlQt':;worUei'3, 9>ibrought the matte;*;^6f"tbe,aiIfore"coB Ibetwean tbet{n(eri|�ttoniii aud District > I E)lKht>Siv, Ko^jert "Bordcai this nftev- 4>. allowed the >coi{tif||tted,.oop8istiQK of ?.upon Ubb revived Bpeoulalion * Mr, Ne^V J,.Fe^;rJ?if0^*^cA'dQp| Pa., Mr. 4> here'bb-to the likelihood of aunonnoement on tite-sMbJetit lnt�^M4(*ilit>'V,f*V9.i  . has been m^tte, ' ,  ' n*, M"'- Feri:y, whhit^hB'(|'fr(i^qntf^a'(l, tli^ ' , A >V^,-. " . ' , * ^ohair of tlie'oVVwWn'W^e'yaBtor- . a�y mornlnsf, BBlJdFto bp rel iSved, ini 95aiany eria Ask Thai He Be Removed From Office As Coal Commissioner Calgai-y, Feb. 2^,-Another session was held by tho miners at Drumheller on Thursday morning at which Coal Comnilsaloner Armstrong came in for vlo!ent^ denunciation, tho following telegram being sent to Sir Robert Borden In protest: "We, the organized miners of tho Drumheller foul mines, in meeting as- Pclrograd, Feb. 21.-Conoral Yan-(.'u.ihKcvItch, fonncr chief of Ihn general staff, Avus shot on his way to prison \if a member of the lied Guard. Will Defend Petrograd I'ntrograd. Fol). 21.-nolshevlUi leaders declare if that,.thc Gorman ol-1 fenslvo continues they will defend Vei-rograd with the Hed Guard and hur- i niHS the Oennan advance by guerrilla warfare. No plaua have, been made for evacuation of the city. Capture Many Autos UorKn, Feb. 21.-Tho war office announced that 1,353 guns and between four and five thousand motor cars have iieen captured from the Hussions. The Kusslan town of Rovno has neeii cleared of the Kussians, the war office reports. IMot Any Fear ~- Washington, Feb. 21.-rStatc depart-niout oltlclals said today that the renewed Gorman offensive In Russia had not pvogressod to a point AVhere tho deparlure of Ambassador Francis and tile allied diploniats from Petrograd was Ijcing considered and that so far '1 sembled, do hereby recommend the re -------- ------ hioval otgFeaurnl Commissioner Arm- as tticial reports showed the diplo Edmonton, Feb. 21.-Addressing/ the provincial dairymen's convention last night, Hon. Duncan Marshall, mihiater of agriculture, announced that Jhe new price of the new Ford traitors, to be supplied strong In his capacity of fuel com-mlBBioncr and emphatically protest against his ^retention In that capacity, ns he has apparently exhibited gross Incompetence and Inefficiency in the face of national need and suffering and beciiuse of weakness and vacillation, have, taken tho place of firmness and courage and efflcency In the execution of his d'utics, and we condemn him as no longer entitled to the confidence of tho govornment., the miners, t|ie mine operators, citixens and the Canadian people of the west." I--, by the at any pected tars Imi April (lots are to parts of the'pno nt, would be $79S Alberta. It Is Wk-delivery of the trac-after the first of of 25 a day. De-rBpatir parts and supplies ''establjabeil^Mn- yarlouii Gompers Would Have Nothing \ To Do With it-Labor Men Resent Attitude mats themsolves were not considering j leaving us yet. Plan Bold Stroke Toronto, Feb. L'l.-Arno U. Fleurol. in a Petrograd clible to thc-Jlail and Kmpire, says: , , ' '"fhe Germans have planned a bold .strc^e against the Bolshevlkt in an attack against Petrograd from two. sides. They hove been massing cavalry, at Riga and also laying a railroad over the ice coward lleval. "They also sent three thousand Finns In the Gorman army back to Fiulhnd to Join the Wliite Guard In an effort to retake Helslngfora a(id,.Vl-j borg, but Bolshevlkl .warships captur-I ed Jhe Finns and hold them prisoners." CotisackB Still Flgbtipg r ' Petrograd, Feb. 2�.-rThe latest dispatches from the Don region report that fighting is still In progress. The I 4 4 Montreal, Feb.-21.-The American embargo on freight importations from Canada has been lifted. Several of the American .rail-* ways this morningnotified the railway war board here that an order had been ~ received-from Washington raising - the bare, which work lowered last Saturday without notice to' tlie Canadian lines. ATTEMPT TO PREVENT SPECULATION OATS London, Feb. 20.-Durhig ycster day's session uf the Inter-allled con ference of Socialist and-labor, parties Arthur Henderson, former minister without portfolio In the war cabinet, read a cable dispatch received from Samuel Gompers, president at the Am erican Federation'of Labor,, announcing his refusal of the* American Ped-erat.'on to participate I|i this or other conferences nt the present time, owing to the belief that German infl\i-ences were their inspiration. The delegates listened quietly to tlio reading of the dispatch and made no demonstration at Its cohclusloh. The mesBage was then referred to a committee Which Isvto decide the form of the reply, if any, .which is to be sent to Mr, Gompers. �,. 'Neither Sir. Hend^i'BOn nor any of the labor Ic&ders would comment on the'ipeBsago, but'frora the remarlw It waf evident that they resented the imputation that German Influence inspired the present conference. , .In his opening address, J. W. Og-don, c^liairmau of tho conference, said: , ; "Tho working class had nothing to doj with the origin'of this universal vrqgedy (referring to.the war), but they have proved the chief Bufforoi's, and It Is fittlug that they should at tempt to unite the workera of tiie world In finding n; way out of the horrible situation lu order to^ rid tlio world forever of the soul and liody de-Btroylng ravages -pf militarism." Cblcogo, ireb. 21.--Jh an attempt to prevent spdculatlonN in oats, which rose to a nevir high record  price yes-ter,day, the Chicago board of trade adopted the following resolution: "That no contract or purchase or .sale in oats for any delivery shall bo made during a dii)''Bi session between members of this,association nt a price greater than two cents nf bushel over the previous day's quotation." Cash oatB-yesterday sold nt 95 i-2, the highest proviouB quotation before the present rise being 90 cents In June, 1807. . t COL. REPINiSTON FINED 100 POUNDS town. Admiral BertfiiS?:|chi(rt,:^f:;the: naval general staflf, hasb'e'eni'appblnt-od commander of the Btilt'lc flegt. ". Minister of Deptv.Fbr Re-establishment Returned. Soldiers in Civil Life  London, Feb. "2i.-'Flnes of �100 each and costs were Imposed today on |"pol. Rdpington, military correspondent of the Morning Post, and Powell A. Gwynne, editor of that newspaper, for the publication of an article In^^tbe Post last week In violation of the military censorship. TORONTO'S CIVIC DEBT IS 107 MILLION^^ Ottawa, Feb. 21.-^A department of soldiers' civil re-establishment was created today by the government with Sir James Lougheed as minister, and Hon. F..,B..McCurdy aa parliamentary aecretary, Samuel A. Armstrongi who has been acting as director of the military hospitals commission V/ill bevthe deputy minister of the new department.  '� , v --f.,.: ..^--. Harry Mnrtln, acureiary of Gh-^dstone. Lflc\0, presided during the romairidor of the day. Some preliminary speaking was indulged In be(or6 the report >vas fairly bofSro tho convention, which .at'this, point adjuurned to meet at 1,45 this .afternoon, ' Mr. Ferry was tho first .of the visit-lug commltteo from tlio International^ lo ^fioak to the delogatoB upon this very delicate subject at the^atternoon Hession, and ho scored an unqualified BUCcoBB by his' most courteous manu^ and the firm but gentlemanlyway, jVhich secured to him the oloBest attention and the undivided sympathy, ot hl8 audience'. Mr. Ferry Uau. the .rare; advantage of a personality which; with-' out wovdB, apeftkaliin �vli^nguago; at; once understood i l�y �ven'> of whivteyo)'i Toronto, /Feb., 21.-Torontb's civic debt Is ?ip7,217,7i)3.'44 of which ?6,8!�4,-u80 represents' unnegotlated , debentures, Thoso^ official figures presented by the city treasurer to.the board: of control show that the debt Is $130,-900 greater than that shown Mnj t|)o li)17 estimates and tiie debt charges are lower than last year, being ?8,901,-655 instead of $9,270il.81. Toronto's lebt,. including sinking fund, costB the city yoiirly more th(tn fourteen ,and three-quarter- millions, white interest alone accounts for about seven and- two-i.thlrdii millions, I m Edmonton, Feb. 21.-J. H. Lamb of'tho municipal hail board and president of the Alberta rural municipalities association, has been appointed municipal eemmlsslon-.ar, a new office under the proving V oiai government with apaclal over-eight,oven the rural municipalities ;;and tecal improvetpent districts, -Amsterdam, Fob. -^l.-Dr. RioWRtt % Vdu Kuehlmann, tli9 German foreign;?'' secretary, ut the opening sessioubotir the Gqriuah tybbBtag yesterdnx. tle[- . livoredau address to the membefB.'.ltVi.^i-j'^i which.,ho (jonlt at length with the"'^ p peaces treaty signed by the,.central, 'h powera-wltli the.Ukraine and tUd oolr � % lapse of the peace negotlatloni''wllU'^^M^ Russia. Count Von Hertllng, the Imri pcrial German chancellor and Fried-': erich Von Payer, tho vlco-chancellori,: we�! attentiyo llstenerB  to the "ad'-i dress. . ' � � � - : :: Dr. Vpn ' Kuehlmann asserted that-; the pacific intentions of llussia-'could;-no longer be credited, bub he said.that''; even today Germany was prepared to conclude a "peace which correspond^ i witli,our Interests." . ; Readiness For Peace _ '-"�>.! Ho, instanced the peace ugreeiuent;-ifv!| Willi the Ukraine as^an Indication of'. ' the readiness . of. the central"^; powers ' for - peace. He rcferr-cd eBpecIally to - the advaiUages \ i wlUch the Teutonic allies would derive ' di/ring the present year fromithe ecofi-."'; omic treaty with the Ukraine /.andi^' recomn^onded the approval ot the coia-.i>Ji pact,  Wanted Confirmation, i ' , 'Dr. Von Kuehlmann then lead'thpfj^ wesEage from the Bolshevlkl offering'.'^ peace- to Germany., "After pur ifxpm> i . iences with wireless dsspa^chott' aiiil r^J frequent denial of the official cUaratfT jli ter ot such dispatches,'.' the IorelM^ minister continued, "we requested thi^t' -f c^firmntion be sent to our lineB.'The^.' Pvtrograd govorijiment' promised ^uolip confirmation forthwith. After tho;e'x-^| perio;ice of our- negotiations'^'Wlt^iri'i Trotaky and his cabinet we would not ' S like the improBBlou .to .arlB� ^n)onyg i s wide circles of the public that .6ver*? thing now is sraoQth �nd. clear-fntUat � peace Is already Mn our pockets.xMfe reason for that last remark ia'-thati^ifr;' would like to spare tho hondrable:an4ji sincere love' of peace of the Germaj|' people,' which\1B fully shared byi^tM government's dlsappolntuiQpti'lJ^r^'"*r ' "Bvents' now will develop v"co|ni ativeiy rapidly. Wo havo entered to an" IntorcliangO' of'Views-witHS allies on this new-fact. In'vle'jii^ the. thorough-manner in whlch!.j|^^ matter was dealt w^ith: at-Brefjt-lJl ovsk, however, that can becompler In a abort-time. , .  ' >' ,"As fiy us can. be. toreaeon.-;4M will bo presumably no materlal'SBJi lug of the Ijasls ot"vegotiatIoH8.. until tho Ink ot the tiealy is d,^,, Fooling The Soldiers. '^Ti-^S .r.ondon. Feb. 20,---An in^er<; German wireless. mB8Bage,.:aci to^n Renter dlspi^tcr from ' quo tea Prince Leopold,: ot rPlJY" Auslrp-Germun comraand^^'l eastern front, as aaying^tfii bit,___, 375 B5//68C 60?1 ;