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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .-(volume xi. LETHBMDGE, ALBERTA. FIUDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1;- arise owing to the last pay certificate not being in order or from some other reason, it. has been decided to attach to each district pay office immediately an officer who wi'l be known as pay adjustment officer. This officer will be charged with the investigation into-and adjustment of ail complaints and will be Riven authority to make temporary advances where such are necessary owing to the.fact ihat. the particular item' in question must hu referred to militia headquarters at Ottawa or to the overseas military- authorities for final settlement. Washington, Feb. 21.-The eastern part of the United States faces a food sohortage, likely to continue for the next sixty days. In .making this disclosure tonight, Food Administrator Hoover" declared that the situation is the most critical in the country's history and that in many of the large consuming areas reserve food stores are at the point of exhaustion.' - British Capture Jewish City Ancient of Jericho Have Engaged in Many Successful Raids, According to Sir Arthur Currie Only One Reason We Are Fighting, Says Lord Milner / London. Feb. 21.-Viscount. Milner, member of the war cabinet, speaking at Plymouth today, deprecated too much talk about war aims. I "Until peace negotiations are reach-i ed," he said, "we are fighting for our lives and the very existence of the free nations of weBteru lOurope. As a result of the collapse of Russia, the military party of Germany is again in the saddle. Doubtless many of the people of Germany loathe the continuance of bloodshed for mere'aggression, but at present they are quite powerless." . "Allied cooperation and concentration of all efforts on national'salvation are two essential conditions for making use of the resources of the allies," Viscount 31 liner said. CONCLUDE COUNT Of SOLDIERS' VOTE SAT'Y Griesbach Now Leading in Edmonton-Sevigny Reduces Opponent's Lead v Ottawa. Feb. 21.-According to the Citizen, the Canadian military vote for west Edmonton was counted yesterday afternoon and General Qriesbach is now ahead of lion. Frank Oliver by 92 votes. Mr. _Oliver, it is stated, secured IS and Gen. Gripsbach 187 military votes in Canada. TUie Citizen also says that In Winnipeg Centre 1085 votes were cast for Major Andrews and that in Moose Jaw, Hon. .1. .A. Calder received 202 and the others 19. ^ The overseas count is in full swing. Concluded Saturday Ottawa, Feb. 21.-W. V. O'Connor, general returning officer, stated tonight .thaf the counting of the military and naval votes polled in Canada will be concluded on SftWrday and that an official statement as to the result would then be issued. The counting of the vote for the Ontario constituencies has been concluded and good headway was made today with the Quebec votft'.aa well as the vote taken in the Maritime provinces and the west. It is understood that the genera] effect of the soldier vote in AVinnipeg and other western points has been to materially increase the majorities, of the' successful government candidates. In Montreal it is stated thatrHon. Albert Sevigny has reduced his opponent's le,ad in West-mount-Sl. Henri by over 200. KILL MANY HUNS AND TAKE PRISONERS WITH LITTLE LOSS Ottawa, Fob. 22.-A copy of a letter dated January 15, addressed lo Sir lid ward Kemp, by Sir Arthur Carrie, commander of the Canadian cflrps in France, has been received here. In this communication. Sir Arthur Carrie writes: "liver since we left, the north ami came into this urea the hocho has shown the greatest curiosity to find what is in our minds, and with this end in view he has attempted a great many raids in order to get prisoners. We have been going back at him very hard and are now decidedly up to the deal. "Last /'liday we. entered his trench-, es, captured two machine guns, killing whatever Germans we ran across. "Last Saturday iiiorning.-we entered his trenches again in two places, captured two prisoners, counted 1~> dead Germans and estimate Ihat we killed or wounded at least another twenty in his dugouts. We had three men slightly wounded. "On Sunday nigiu we went in again, brought out 11 prisoners, killed quite a number in his trenches (IS known definitely) and had no casualties of :>ny sort In our own party. "Tlie same evening a party of five Germans attempted to rush one of our posts. Our fellows killed four and took the other one prisoner London, Pell. 2&-Tiii� British have captured .f^rlcho,*n Palestine, Uie war office reports. The city was enteral by Australian I roups yesterday. Liitlc opposition was encountered. Kuh-cuuently the Australians established themselves on the line of the the Wadi A uja. The official slatemeii; reports the continuation of bad weather. North and north we; the British advanced extended slightly iliid During the fighting the casualties of the were again slight.' 1 rum Since the capture of Jerusalem, the British have been pushing ahead stead, ily striking out to the north and east. Official statements from London the past few days had rep'iried rapid progress and apparently ili�� Turks are* not making a very determined resistance. Aside from lis historical importance, in' connection viih the iirit- isli plan to frt-e the Holy Land 1 lie domination of the Turk-;, Hie of Jericho is of little significance. H consists merely of a group of. sqtt�>;-) tremffy of the Dead Sea, H miles !*" northeast of Jerusalem. (*" The ancient. Jericho, which was sit-!*"' uated to the west of the modern city, i * was iis)town of considerable size. I! j * was the first Canaanitc city lo he reduced by the Israelites, who, the Blb-lical story relates, encompassed its destruction by the blowing of trumpets. TO GET riSH HERE AT 10c A POUND Ottat-a. Feb. 21.-Arrangements have boim completed by the Canada food board by which fresh Pacific fish is to he delivered through the usual channels of trade to consumers in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba ar 10 cents a pound. These fish include flounder:;, brills, soles and other varieties of flat fish, highly prized as food in Kngland. Could Take Petrograd Easily --Little Opposition Though Bolsheviki Issue Appeal  AUSTRIA IS STILL SUSPICIOUS OF THE PRUSSIAN MOTIVES 1 now ism away Miners' Convention Hears Argu-. ments of Delegates From International Board BRITISH AND BELGIANS REPULSE THE ENEMY fSpeeial to the ]!.,�;,t.l i j Ferule,-Feb. -1.-The entire day'? session of the District Convention of District Eighteen I'.Al.W". of A., now t sitting in Fertile, was taken up with | the discussion of the clause in Presi- ( dent Biggs report endorsed by the of-; (fleer's report committee, winch re- i | fleets upon the international executive j In another portion of the line we I regarding the stand taken during the j noticed that he was cutting wire on a I Calgary negotiation; ir,r better wage | certain part of iwr front all day Sun- \sT}e and other improvements m con-! day. Appreciating the fact that this 'V"onS, .'l6'"3",?"^ '' � ^ r . - I might mean a raid, a strong f ighting"8- PoUcy\Cl>,,umttee aud patrol of ours left the trenches as soon j,;t oe,sv as it became dusk and went out in No Bees, who had the floor yesterday Man's Land waiting to see if he raallv ! afternoon at. the close of the session, did intend, to raid. After a wait, of :-reuunied his remarks,ihis morning and about three hours sore enough along! concluded al ten littrim: International came the Boche. Our fellows jumped I Board Member Steele, from the Mis-up and tackled him. Instead of sur- 1 sonri district, ihnn spoke for a half London, Feb. 22.--"Early last night a largo party of the enemy raided two of our posts in the neighborhood of the Ypres-RoiileTs Railway and a. few of our men are missing," says today's war office statement. "On the remainder of the British front there is nothing special lo report. "A raid attempted by the enemy early yesterday against posts held by Belgian troops in the Merckeni sector was repulsed by artillery and machine gun fire." Al MED. HAT CLOSED Slashing Economies Are Made My The Minister of the Interior E Took Armstrong Long Time to Give Information-Convention Awaits Action prising us, we surprised him, killed a number and put the rest lo flight. "Last night we raided his trenches again, taking two prisoners and a ma. chine gun, killing a number and suffering only one slight casualty out-selves. "You can gather from this that things have been reasonably active and our chaps are making the record a little better all the time. We received last night a telegram of congratulations from the army commander." WANT GOVT. TO TAKE OVER ALL THE BAKERIES Winnipeg Trades Council Sends Resolutions to The Dominion Government hour, after which questioning growing out of the previous speeches took up the time until the time for noon adjournment arrived. At the afternoon sitting, the members of the policy committee were given the floor and Mr. Wheatley and Mr. Calgary, Feb. 22.-It developed last n'^ht that the telegram sent to Mayor Fulton from Ottawa respecting the iirunibelle-.' coal minors' strike was from Sir Robert Borden. This fact was admitted r.t the eleventh hour by Fuel Commissioner Armstrong to President Biggs of District, IS of the miners' union. , .lust why this admission was not made before was not explained, al- Uttawii, On!., Feb. 21.-Horn Arthur Mcighen. minister of the interior, has made slashing and courageous economies in the administration of the Dominion lands branch. An order has been passed at the instance of Mr. Mfilghen closing seven western land agency offices and twenty sub-agencies. The economies effected wilfto-tal $i)0,0fi0. Due care has been taken to protect any of the staff from these offices who have enlisted for overseas, and positions will lie found for them ou their return. The work of the offices closed will be divided amongst the remaining land offices. In all districts afiected the available homestead laud has been largely patented, so that no serious hardship will result and little inconveniences. Mr. Meighon is makings a careful survey of his whole department and further economies of an even larger scale in other, branches may bo expected later. The land agencies closed are Wey-burn, Yorkton. Humboldt and Maple Crefek, in Saskatchewan, and Medicine Hat. Red Deer and High Prairie, in Al- warships were approaching) Reval Potter made addresses in answer to'though Fair Wage Officer Harrison the international members and in ex-J hud seen the telegram when it was planation of the different-phases of the negotiations of last summer. Maiiy either members of the convention took part by way of questioning, or answering questions, so that adjournment time arrived before the conclusion of the discussion had lieen reached and the matter stands over for further discussion tomorrow. Many things mat naa not been wnll understood by delegates who had not. taken part in the negotiations were made, plain and much misunderstanding was cleared away. Up to the present, the sessions have been full of interest to all and a full attendance of all delegates has been the feature. HASTEN ACTION Washington, Feb. 21.-rln an effort lo hasten action on legislation to increase the minimum government guaranteed price for wheat, Chairman Gore of the senate agricultural committee, announced today "that he'would attach to the agricultural bill his proposal to raise the 1918 wheat price from V- lo 12.50 a bushel, making the now minimum effective at farmers' rAtTroad terminals instead of the principal primary markets and basing it. on No. -Instead* of No. 1 Northern wheat. Winnipeg, Feb. 22.-The joread question occupied the attention of the trades and labor council for a considerable time last evening, after which a committee of eight, including members of the Women's Labor. League, the council's executive and the bakers' union was appointed to draft resolutions. The first resolution petitioned the mayor and city council for the retention of the 20-ounec loaf. To petition the government at Ottawa to take over the flour mille and bakeries of the Domiiilon and assume control of same during the period of the -war and that no increase in the present, price of bread he permitted. It was also decided that telegrams be lent to the food controller, at Ottawa and to Premmier Borden in the sumo connection. weaSbr Hiflh ..................... Low ................... Forecast-Fair and mild. TERgV MeOOVERN DEAD. r> New York, Feb. 22,--Terry * Mi.-Govern, former .world feath- ? erweight champion ,died at. the > King County hospital at n.'-'.i > o'clock this morning, lie had ? been ill only two days. , > * .;. .j .> .j .;. .;. .;. MEATLESS DAYS HAVE �e MUCH MEAT Washington, Feb. _^-22.- Meatless days in the "United have saved 140,000,000 pounds of beef in four months, the food administration announced today. During this period 1115,000,000* pounds of beef were exported to the allies together with 400,000,000 pounds of pork products. The figures were made .public In a statement explaining why tlie food administration refused recitiests of cattle and sheep growers to remove the beef, mutton and lamb from the conservation rules with regard to meatless days. JOINS RY. BOARD Montreal, Feb. 21.-A. K. Warren, formerly a Canadian Northern railway official in Winnipeg, has joined the railway war board as a representative on the administrative committee of the government railways. CAMPAIGN IN 1ST Hon. C. A. Dunning Leaves To Undertake Campaign in The West leceived by Mayor Fulton. The question a-, to the genuineness' of the telegram hurt Mayor Fulton very much. Mr. Armstrong was asked If he had heard from Ottawa, and answered that he had. To the question if the communication had been from Sir Robert. F.ordeu he answered "No." A further r.ery as -Canada into the United States will now be permitted tinder the regulation's whllh were previously in force. Canadian exporters of foodstuffs should send their application for permits to the Canada food board. ARTILLERY FIGHTING Paris, Feb. 22.-Heavy artillery fighting on the whole front is reported in today's official announcement. War Veterans Make Radical Recommendations to- Govte INCREASE FRANCE'S GRAIN PRODUCTION Pari,- Feb. 22......The government's bill under which complete powers would be granted it. by the parliament over the production and wheat control in France, was debated in the chamber of deputies yesterday. Victor Boret, minister of pi-orisons, told the house that, there must be an ncrcase in whealp roductiou and that (he cabinet was firmly resolved to use extraordinary measures"to= accomplish this end. { Winnipeg. Feb. 22.--Endorsed by a i representative of the Great. War Vet-j erans Association, the following reso-i lirrtfnis dealing with land settlement. I for returned, soldiers has been for-! warded lo Premier Borden, to the sol-! diors land settlement board, and to j N. F. It. Knight, Dominion secretary 'of the Groat War Veterans: | "That the federal government should I administer the, lands under the sold-! leys hind settlement bill, and not hand nvrc the lands to the provincial governments for administration, and that the federal government should stop at once the giving away of land as .homesteads to any but returned soldiers, until the commission on land settlement now appointed arranges for the administration of the act. "That one quarter of land other than the soldiers' homestead should be given to any man who' has served in the great war at the (hint or who was injured before reaching there, the land to be near transportation. "That the loan of ?2,500 should be allowed to every man to be applied on his land under the supervision of the land commission. "That each soldier and family with household effects should have .a special setters rate (below that of the existing .-.otder.V rate) for transportation to hisvland o-.iiside of the province he may now reside in, and free transportation within the province. "That the- agricultural I department shouid provide pedigree stud stock for the Use of settlers free, of cost for the first five years, and that one man iu each tovtfiiship or at least, fifty farms (where this number of soldiers ai* settled) should act as weed inspector and report nt stated periods to the supervisor of the province, of the land broken and iu crop, stock increases on his farm, and the government pedigree stock should be kept iu this district. This man should be chosen by the soldiers settling in the particular district. "That all stock bought through the agricultural department for the. soldier settlers should be at cbst,\ and any .iC'ONTlNb'EP ON 1'agt: 4) Wednesday, according to a message received by the Express from its. Petrograd correspondent. Troops have been landed at Reval, and the Daily iYew'3' Bolsheviki correspondent telegraphs that Trotzky will probably resign. Believe Surrender  Bluff Amsterdam. Feb. 22.-The belief that Leon Trotzky, the Bolsheviki foreign minister, may have something in reserve and that his surrender is insincere appears to dominate the Aus-tro-German press. Austrlans Advance Too London, Feb. 22.-Austrian and German troops are advancing in the south simultaneously with the Germans in the north and Ukrainian troops are reported to have joined them against the Bolsheviki, according to a Petrograd dispatch to the Morning Post. The Polish legions of tho Russian army, have offered an armistice in tlie prevailing civil war on condition of free passage in any direction and aro now trying to reach Warsaw. No Opposition Loudon, Feb. 22.-The German advance into Russia ia not the march of a conqueror for nowhere up to the' presenLhave they met any serlous-op-poslton. The comparatively rapid progress is ascribed to the fact that the Germans found a~clear passage. Collect All Arms Special dispatches from Petrogradi none of which are dated later than Tuesday, indicate that the Invaders are making their own peace in collecting immense quantities oi weapons, munitions, food and other valuable property, wheh tho disorganized Russian armies abandon in their hurried flight. The strength of tlie German advancing army is not believed to be great. A Petrograd dispatch to the Morning (Continued on Page 4) n Calgary. Feb. 22.-That four people were burned to death in a shack near Oyen is tho word received by Inspector Drankley of the provincial police from Constable Tortey, who was thero at the time. Tho message arrived here early this morning. The . constable knew no details, but merely the fact that some one had brought news of.tho tragedy wheih occurred twenty ! miles south of Oyen. Constable Tor-t ley informed the inspector that he j would investigate and would send full j details here as soon as possible. OB1MY REPORT Winnipeg, Fob. 22.-Tlie manager of the Brandon branch of the Imperial Bank of 4'anniln has denied the report that his hank had refused to extend further credit to the city of Brandos)- . 97 77?0 75 ;