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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta r VOLUMK'Xl. LEXHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, SA'J l:IU)AY.'FEBfU;ARY^:j, 1018 NTMBHU �3 LINE OF DEFENCE IS ANOTHER SPANISH STEAMER TORPEDOED Prepared to Fall Far Back to Metz Fortress on the Seille Front TH� CANADIANS ARE ACTIVE IN RAIDING; BATTLE ACTIVITY London, Feb. (Toronto World cable).-Pa tin n's eleven mile attack Wednesday near the Seille river In Lorraine hciH added interest from tho news that the Germans on that pari, of the front have prepared a new Hhidenhurg line i'ar in the roar and j apparently are ready to fall back upon the fortress of MeU from the St. Miblel salient, this spring as they did from the Noyon salient further west a year ago. The part of the lute they would give up it this movement is carried out includes the sector near Kivrny and Selcheprey held by^Vmerica n troops. The extreme depth of the retreat on the centre of the lino Involved would be 25 miles. ^ The new line selected runs from Ktain duo east of Verdun f^tiear the Rhine-Ma roe canal, whore ^American, troops first went into action and would be about sixty* miles long, replacing a tortuous front of 26 miles. The new line makes the great fortieth of Metz the pivot and gives tip alt the plain of the Wonvre. Canadians Active I Canadian Army Hearn.uaHers, FeJ>. y.l. --(Canadian Overseas Correspondent)-Two mom prisoners have wandered into tho Canadian linen since my last cable, giving us additional valuable identifications. Sent out as. a patrolling parly they lost their way south of Avion uud finding themselves close to our trenches, surrendered be- lore being fired on. After our last successful raid the enemy subjected our front to project �r gas attacks, as weir as bombardment with gas shells. Early Wednesday morning, he launched a raid against our lines in the Lens sector. The attack was preceded by -an intense bombardment of--pineapple trench. It was broken/ up "decisively before it reached our wire. All along the front - general battle activity is slowly increasing. There has been a great burst, of agricultural activity behind our lines. The French farmers in the Canadian Corps are cultivating land almost in the area of the desperate flghtiug at Vimy last-spring. Madrid, Feb. 22.-The Spanish steamer Maria Caspio has been sunk by n cubm.arlne on. her way to New York with a cargo-of cork. The crew was picked up by the Spanish steamer Clnudio Lopez which was also stopped by the sub. marine, but later was allowed to proceed. The paptain of the Claudio Lopez had the greatest difficulty induc-^ Ing Jhe submarine commander to^ allow him to continue. The com-, mandcr of the submarine wanted/ to sink the Jiner because it was carrying a number of cars consigned to the Spanish Northern  railroad, which is partly French owned. The Mar-Caspto was a vessel of 2,723 Jons gross, bmlf at Newcastle in 1890 and owned in Bilbao. It makes the third Spanish steamer sunk in less than four weeks. M n d rid ad v i ees Th ursday report en" that .fi)e Spanish government would publish the text, of notes sent to the German government concerning the sinking of Spanish vessels. Will Nationalize P. and G.T. R. But Not C.P.R., Is Report SEPARATE PEACE 1 IK IMPOSSIBLE M iners Convention Voted Their Faith in the Fuel Commissioner of West DEPLORE ACTION OF MINERS' UNION AT DRUMHELLER Ottawa, Feb. 2".- Th*- .Morning Journal-Press says that so far a* the deliberations of the sub-commit ten of the cabinet named to consider the railway problem, the plan of fcuvernment action has been determined, fun that the report of the Hub-committee, is still to be reviewed by the cabin"!. The .'Jour nal-Pregs says: "The sub-committee of rlic cabinet which for the last "month has been l studying the railway problem was com.! pleted Us investigation-* �ml submitted its report to the privy council. It is England in regard to terms for the disposal of their .stock. "I-That the G.T.K.. G.T.P., C.N.H.. f and I.C.It. t>e operated as one state-owned system. " f� -That the railway rates be increased as a war measure, with a provision for a taxation of abnormal pr.vj fits in order to prevent undue earnings for the increase." Nothing Doing Yet Ottawa, Feb. 2;i.-Hon. Mr. Meighfu was* asked today as to an account in New York, Feb. 23.-A separate peace with Austria-Hungary is not only possible, but it is undesirable, declared G. A. Henry Mika, secretary of the Slav Bureau, in an address to the Slavok League of America, whose motto is "Down with the Hapsburgs" in session here last night. Other speakers took the same position, picturing Austria-Hungary as the willing and unscrupulous partner of Germany. THEW II L CLIP Neither Will There Be Any Em bargo on Export of Wool Calgary, Feb. 23.-Sir Robert Borden has telegraphed the miners at Drumhelier that the strike settlement is now in the hands of Coal Commissioner Armstrong. It is presumed that Mr. Armstrong will order the Moodie mine to operate under the same conditions as those which obtain in the other mines. Such an order would end the strike. �. The Drumhelier miners say that they will pay no attention to instructions from the Fernie convention ordering them to return to work. now being considered' l,v the cabinet ju mining paper purporting to be Ihei as a whole. ' report of the sub-eouimiuee of the f (Ambassadors Will Leave If Citv Threatened-All Ar  rangements Are Made. TURKS START NEW  ^ CAMPAIGN FOR THE DEFEAT BOLSHEVIKI as n, whole. "While nothing offh-ial has been given out, it is 'understood thai in the main Hie recommendations ace as follows : "J-That the C.P.H. Ik> not now nationalized, but retained as a privately { owned and operated system. I "2-That the G.T.K and G.T.R. be 1 nationalized.  ".'j--That negotiations be opened with the Grand Trunk stockholders in report council of railways. it The subcommittee never has re-j Preparing Vov Operation. Was Found Dying of Paroxysms ported," lie said. "Mas it been derided to nationalize the Cirand Trunk and not to nationalize the (*. P. R.7" "No," "What about railway rates?" "The same answer. The parties have not even been here-the hearing was postponed. 1 am sure no member of the government has given the slightest intimation on the subject." Inquest Ordered That the Dominion government will not buy the Canadian wool clip, nor will an embargo be imposed to keep the-wool in the country for the Canadian manufacturer who cannot use it without setting up processes which have not been installed heretofore, is [the opinion of 1/evi Marker of Magrath, ! president of the South Alberta Wool Growers, who has returned from the t conference &f wool growers of Canada held at Toronto. * j The New Company Air. Marker also brought back assurance that the government would grade the wool this year as hag been done the past two years. The new company, to handle Canada's whole wool clip on a co-operative-basis is now all formed, but all the stock is not suh-scnlfed. Mr. Harker expects to have application forms in a few days when a campaign will be put on amonfe the wool growers of Southern Alberta to interest them iu the project: ' President Harker'stkted-that he was very sorry that he wns.not here to get the benefit of Mr. RUck's lectures. Asked if tie thought there would be any change in the method of grading to conform to the international standards, he said he did not think there would be at present, though if the U.S. went ahead adopting the Australian plan it would naturally follow in Canada. Ottawa, Feb. 23.-Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, has received a telegram from Fernie, B.C., whertt the United Mine Workers have been in convention, announcing that it was yesterday to order the Drumhelier miners who have been on strike to resume work. The convention after a resolution to this effect, dispatched representatives to the Drumhelier district to carry the j instructions to the men. J HUNS REFUSED TO SING NATIONAL AIR Peculiar circumstances surrounding the sudden deatV last night about 31 o'clock of Ethel Tharp, a young Taber girl 18 years of age, will result in an inquest being held over the remains today by Coroner Humphries. Yesterday morning the girl and her sister-in-law came in from Taber, the girt being ill and under preparation for an operation for appendicitis which was to have taken place at the hospital. The two ladies were staying at Cannery's rooming house in the old London. Feb. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Amsterdam dated Thursday says that according to frontier reports at Bcver- i Catholic Rectory. �Sth St. S. near the loo, in Belgium, where German recruits' station. During the evening they had are trained for the front, the officers! been downstairs, laughing and talking. Telegraph Briefs FLYING MAN KILLED .Montreal, Keb. Si'..-"Lieut. Wilfrid McGinn, who was born in Dundas county, Ontario, and was a MeGlll student before joining the Royal Plying Corps, was killed while flying in England on February 18. i \ toil ay "The IWonfreal, Fob. 23.-La l'atrie announced on what it. styles authority of a high political personage" that, both Sir Robert Boro road as follows: That in spite of opposition, the policy committee had been able to secure a satisfactory agreement. After much discussion tho amendment was adopted by a large majority, and the amended report of the president was then adopted by unanimous vote, thus settling one of the most im-1 portant matters that has ever been brought before the district conventions. A matter growing out of a statement J made on the floor of the convention by | a delegate from the Drumhelier field, reflecting upon the integrity of -Coal Commissioner Armstrong, made during, a rather heated period of the debate yesterday, was interjected into the proceedings by the receipt of a telegram from Commissioner Arm-j strong, sent in re;'ly to aYi inquiry ny a delegate, asking the commissioner whether he had any pecuniary interest in the Rosertale mine-that managed by- Mr. Moody. v A Malicious falsehood �Mr. Armstrong's reply was received j just before the noon adjournment and j reads as follows: "The statement that I have an interest in the Moody mines is a malicious falsehood."' The convention was at once in an uproar and on motion, unanimously adopted, the president and' Secretary Browne were ins trueted to d raft a telegram to Mr. Armstrong, rcpudiat- | Send Money Order For Full j Amount-Tractors Shipped Direct I announced February 17 that the men would leave for Flanders February IS and ordered them to sing "Hie YVacht Am Rhine," and other German national songs. The soldiers, according to the dispatch, refused to comply, whereupon an officer drew his sword and attacked u recruit. The officer was Further information has been given the Herald by Hon. Duncan Marshall, minister of agriculture, regarding the Ford Tractors which are- to be sold to farmers. The tractors wilt cost $795 at any r point to Alberta, Application for these tradtors should be made dir-ect to the agricultural department at Edmontons accompanied by a marked check or money order for the price of the tractor. The application will oe forwarded to Ottawa, and shipment of the tractor will be made direct *o the purchaser. The 'tractor can pull two 14 inch bottoms in the heaviest soil, It is 22 horse power on the pulley, and has a pulling power of 1800 lbs. onv intermediate and 2500 lbs. on low gear. As there are only 1000 at present available, applications will be met in the order received. A Good Tractor , In response to a wire from J. D. McGregor, W. A. Buchanan, M.P., has received the following message in regard to the tractors: "Full 1 ine of repair parts will be stocked in each province. Sample tractor sent Leihhridge shipped 21st. Advise all parties wanting Ford tractors to place their order immediately with the provincial Department of Agriculture at Kdmonton. Price delivered any point $795. 1 personally have no hesitation in saying thisjs tho best agricultural tool for the money yet designed and am anxious to see as many as possible placed in Southern Alberta because the land is I shot, ami a few soldiers suspected iu 5 having participated in the revolt were 1 courtmartiallfed, - sentenced 10 death and shot the same day. About ten o'clock Miss Tharp went upstairs to bed. About 11 o'clock others in the house heard groans proceeding from the girl's room, Mr. Cannery, a returned soldier, was called and broke in the door. The girl was lying on the bed in paroxysms. Br. Lovering was hurriedly called but before he arrived she had expired. Coroner Humphries was then called, Vnder the bed he found a phial containing some crystals. Whether or not these had anything to do with the girl's sudden death he is not pre pared to say but he is having the ^unable to attend meetings of the coiui- London. Keb. L.\:.--The Turkish army in the Caucasus lias begun an of fen-sivc, a correspondent of the Kxehange Telegraph company wires from the headquarters of the Russian army. Tho attack was started before the expiration of the armistice. Tho Turks occupied Plntana, and paralyzed the evacuation of the Caucasian army, which is now grouped along the coast. To Capture Kiev London, Keb. S6.-Austrian and Ukrainian troops are nearing Kiev, the Ukrainian capital now held by the Bol-sheviki. according to despatches from Petrograd in the late editions of the morning newspapers. It is said that Polish legionaires aided the Germans in occupying Minsk. Petrograd newspapers, it is added; report that Russian soldiers on the norj thern front seized 27 trains which are being used to carry forty thousand of. the soldiers to Moscow. The Germans are taking no prisoners, merely disarmiug the Russians and liberating them. - German airplanes, the Petrograd cor;J7 Ions, 1,200 miles under suca unfavorable conditions as. to establish a record in towing. The' Clara's rudder was lost and her machinery disabled. Captain Fear of the Cunarder and his crew probably saved the Clara from a submarine, as when her distress signals were picked up in mid-ocean slip had been drifting for days back toward the danger zone through which she had passed safely. WEATHER High................ Low'................ Forecast; Fair and mild. 45 33 Browne were read and adpot.ed with-j" out discussion. hce.-Treas. Browne re- todav ai ceived the compliments of the officer's Conventi report committee for the very ^concise and explicit .manner in which he had laid the financial and general condition of the district business bei'oro them. After adjournment the delegates visited the District Ledger plant for, an inspection of'its machinery and - condt--tipn of building, etc., am that mutter will be before the convention for coa- and was accorded a seat in the onvemion. The business still to be disposed-of. while not of u contentious nature, will take considerable time to deal with and it is apparent that the delegates will have to remain over to some time during next.wcek. Delegates Entertained Gladstone local entertained the visit, ing delegates at a smoker last night in the convention hall, which was well , i, i � lies. i nu iiisii wui in uj WUkesbarre, Pa.. Feb 2,,~b oods- { Uh l]ie Aral)B for tb , .iufts and ra.niad^H'opei-y valued at u whk;]] 8m>ul(l a grefltjeuo more than 251 ,u .0 were destroyed last a�;eil Gllt l0 them as they*have foi night when a lreighf tram on the con. ,.nnttlJ ntrainiit tral road of New Jersey got beyond control of the engineer on the WUkesbarre mountain and, after running four i miles at terrific speed, crashed into j two engines at a. spot near here. The engineer was lulled and six other railway men were injured. The runaway train loaded with meat and oiher foodstuffs caught fire and was destroyed or badly damaged. sideration tomorrow. Pair Wage Of-J attended and the visitors had a most ticrr, F K. Hnrrbmn arrived in town I enjoyable time in a social gathering. S. AFRICAN DEFICIT Capetown, South Africa, Fob. I Via Reutev's Ottawa Agency!.-In the house of assembly the minister of railways introducing the railway budget, stated that the deficit for the current financial year was now expected to be �248,000, instead of �579,000 as originally estimated. He stated that South Africa's general trade continued surprisingly good considering the abnormal circumstances. London, Feb. ^3.-Much importance is attached to the arrival of British forces' on the banks of the Jordan, Reuters learns from an authoritative source. Gen. Allenby's advance from Jerusalem was carried out under great difficulties. It was-made during heavy rains and when the British had to march over hills comparable, only to masses of slippery soap. Possession of Jericho is an important step toward establishing touch between the British and- their Arab allies. The British will be in direct rontact with the Arabs for the, first eneour-fought a long and hard contest against superior enemy numbers. The capture of Jericho, the military correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says, deprives tho enemy of one of the chief local points in his defensive scheme in Palestine. v v ** > * * * VETERANS' MEETING V A .1 There will be an important meeting of the Great War Veterans in their club on Sunday, alternoon when every returned soldier in the city and district is urged to be present as matters of the utmost importance to the association are to he discussed. ; v v v A > A A A A A A .> * A V ? ? ? ?  cil of peoples commissaries, which are being held constantly. Anxiety to Brltiah Colony The Times' correspondent reports some anxiety in the British colony iu Petrograd and the consulate there is being crowded with persons wishing to get away. A British military order dl, * recta all Englishmen of military age who have been exempted from ier-vice up to this time to hold themselves ready to start home at six hours' notice. Other British subjects, especially women and children, have }>een advised to leave Russia without delay. Await Events With Calm London, Feb. 2X-The inhabitants of Petrograd await coming events with an outward calm, according to the latest dispatches received here and continue to pursue their ordinary business life, seemingly unconcerned over thti great events at stake. The Daily Mail's Petrograd correspondent in a dispatch of last Thursday-reports a statement that the majority would welcome tht arrival of the Germans, fearing an outbreak of uncontrolled anarchy, riot and murder. The bulk of the population the correspondent adds, is tired of war, hunger and. disorder, and tired of the uncertainty perpetually overhanging them, declaring that they are experiencing all of the disadvantages ot the Czar'g regime) without any of its advantages. Will Leave Petrograd Petrograd, Feb. 22.-The allied em* bassies will leave Petrograd in tho event that the German advance threatens the city. They are ready, however, to aid Russia to fight the Germans. The embassies are virtually unanimous in a decision to break relations in any event. If. Petrograd is actually threatened the embassy staff probably will proceed inland with the Bolsheviki government, wherever it may go. No Resistance �London, Feb. 23.-In the last two days, the Germans have not met with a single case of resistance, a Petrograd dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company says. Evacuation of the port of Reval is proceeding slowly, the soldiers declining to assist. The headquarters of the Russian western army has been removed to Smolensk, 250 miles southwest of. Moscow. The change was made in such haste that the staff lost touch with various armies. Further Advance Berlin, Feb. 23.-In their new invasion of Russian territory, the German forces have reached Walk, in Livonia, 98 miles northeast of Riga, it was announced today by the German general staff. In Volhyuia the Teuton marching from Lutsk have the town of Dubno. Will Defend Capital Washington, Feb. 23.-U. S. Ambassador Francis advised the state department today of the intention of tho diplomatic corps in Petrograd to leave the city with the Bolshevild government if the Germans menace the city. The ambassador gave no d�* tails as to the plans of the diplomatic, corps, but added tharthe soviet gov-ernmont was planning to make a defense of the city if necessary. armies reached LABOR MEN SUPPORT BRITISH WAR AIMS London, Feb. 23.-The inter-allied labor conference in session here reached an aoremeent today to support the Britiah aims pro* gram. 7 ;