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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta -VOLUME XI. LE'lO^IBWDGE, ALBEnTA, MONDAY, FEBRUAHY 25, NUMBER M RUSSIAN LEADERS HAVE MiCEPTED LATEST HUN EVERyiLEOF Jhat Is Believed To Be Pio-Posal Now^-Policy An-I nounced Shortly .WILL TAKE OVERi SMALL LINES IN ALBERTA AND B. C. � � � 4 � � � > � � � � � ? EXfORT CONTROL *, V HAS BEtN SUCCESS WBslilngtou, /el)'. 25,-:^I 85 per cent since last year liy > the operation of America's px- ? port control as disclosed lo- ? night In the first annual report � � � Germans Wring ||rastic Termi of Peace IWi Miserable Russians Wliiniiiog, I'"'eb. U'l.-Dlscu.ssiuB the Jivogram of the noiiilnioii govornment, a corrosponrtent at Otta-wa of the Manitoba Free Press wires the following: �'ITnld^s all. Jndica;tlons arc at fahlt, there IS'Ccrtalii to be an extenlion ot Eovornmont ownership to Include every niUo ot railway In Canada outsUlo t|io C.RH..system. The Intercolonial, tile N'atlonal *Tiwns-Cdntlnental, the (!. 'f.P., the G.T.U., and some ralUvay odds and ends (like the P. G. and E. of British Columbia and tho McArthnr roads out wt ICdmonton) will Arthur Henderson Believes Thai Is Only Way It Will Be I ' Ended brought togetlier under some iilati of common management yet to be devised. "Tho ciipoHltton wiiich ' developed iva-.-n llif lirayton-Acwortli report nd-vii-.od vc'i/.nn along Iheso linos lias abiHiL-died out; because thu';e appears to be no practicable alteniatlve. The (irund Trunk authorities have given lip uny remote hope that tliey may ' entertained that thf^ arc to l-.o roHovpd (If--and r-ven nirJomniiliod tor -tliTtr' i-.hilgatlbns toward the U. T 'Ilii; (ine'.cliance to esca!/fi dlsuatoris In liavc! ihclr roads talaccepl are couched In sucli ambiguous terms! that they must he cleared up Ihoroug-1 ly Ijotoro tho acual status of Russia ! can be ascertained. j SoHio mombers of the Amerloin embassy staff already havo, left, while others will leave by way of Siberia on a^special train tonight together witli many allied nationals. The ambass:i-dorn, however, havo nut yet j'uaclicd a decision. Is Armistice-Restored Stockholm; Feb, 2r>.--Ensign Krylen-ko, tlia Bolshevlki commander-in-chief, VVaslilngton, Feb, .25,-The first of a si�rle:.i of conferences between representatives of capital and labor, summoned here by Secretary ot I^abor Wilson In the hope of formulating a labor program for the war, v.ns begun today. ? ? � ? ? * : *  � ? � > > SWEDES 10 SEND IILITARY FORCE 1^ Su? ,^^r^tih^r^.au ^�-^T-'' secureaj�stpe.ce. ....."'"RllfsXld agree not to sVroad Want 8-H6ur Day and $6 a Day Wages - To 'Arbitrate Wlhnipefli Feb. 25.-Eight hours � � day at $6 a day in wages is being asked by in raiway shops from Halifax to Vancouver. Railway men from every corner of the;'Dominion are in Winnipeg to-' day for a convention which promises to be. of O'Neal interest. The .sessions'are being held behind closed doorsand every union em-bracing mechanics is represented. Tbt proposed' increase, in wages - applies to machinists,' boifermak-crs, blacksntlths, and all men .' working in the shops.' Trackmen wilt hot be affected by the appllca-tlori. / ft is expected that the conference will last a.week. The C.P.R., XJ.N.R.and the G.T.Pi all are af-jfedtedvlt Is,believed that tho � queiition of exemption fr6m mllli tary'servlcelqf all railway men will b�;taken up. Wo are convinced that this world conflict can only bo ended in one of tliree ways-the absolute predomln-ance'ot all militarism; ^the exhaustion of all combatants, or by. conciliation. Wo believe .that sboner,.or later tti":' last of these mfethdds mUst be resorted to by all the/belligerents," Mr, Henderson described as "fooliih talk" the statements that. British laimr and British Socialism were only concerned In holding .out the olivo branch to the.enemy; .iii.ta u NoHhorner, to, attack thb Soutliern rebels. . GOMPERS RGFtlSED GERMAN INVITATION Rescued By Ladders-New Fire \ Dept.,Is Severely Criticized '  Edmonton, P6b. 24.^-The . new Mary!,-!!"!- Hotel, formerly known as tho "Empire Hotel, tho Lilnes-Brake garage, witli more than 100 automobiles'and the Monarch Bllltara Hall were burned this morning vvith all their contents. Tho lumdred and ten guests of the hotel ami ten members of tho staff were rescued by means of ladders from tlie -eecoud storey windffws. Tliero was no loss of life. In the garago were ."iu now Ford m SEfttS -^- pttaiv�is.,l!';cb. 'I'l 7-Tho otfiidal sol-tllers' and naval vuiatakeli in France, in Canada and-ifi the United Stal,es, announced todny hy W. F. O'Connor, general returning o�ticer, has iucroas-edUhe inaiorily of the union govcrn-riient Iit-parlianient to sixty. It was 45 Avlieh tho civilian .lionie vote ^was counted. The soldiers' vote taken In Groat Britain has all been allocated to the variou.^! constltuencio.? and a staff of sixty officers commenced to count it yesterday. .Mr. O'Connor expects Itrall will be in by Wednesday when the governmont'.s majority may be further increased. The standing of the government and opposition by provin ces is as follows; Govt. Opposit'u Prince Edwnnl Island ... 0 4 Nova Scoti]..............12 4 New Brunswick ,........ 7 4 Quebec.........'..... S (12 Ontario .,............,72 10 .Manitoba............. n 1 Saslitttchewau ........IG n Alberta-.;............11 1 British Coluiulila......i;{ (i Yukon.........---- ti 1 Total ...........'l47 S7 Government majority, 60. There is one dererred election, Nelson, Manitoba. Some of the .seaits which have chang odfrom tho opposition to. the govern meht column are, Capo Breton South an 1 lliohmond, where Messrs. Kyte an I'Carrol! are defeated; Cumberlaifd, where � ex-Spenlter Rhode's is elected 'over .Logan; Hants, ^vhere IMartell's armistice Is restored automatically by Rus.sia's acceptance of Germany's peace terms, \ New Delegates Named Petrograd, Feb, 24.-Leon Trotzky will not go to-Bresl-Lllovsk to sign the new peace terms, nbr will any ot the other members ot the Russian delegation which conducted the earlier negotiations there, with the exception of M. Karakhan, secretary of the former delegation. The workmen's- and soldiers' delegates today choose for tho new delegation M. Zinovieff, president of the Petrograd council ot workmen's and soldiei-s' delegates; M. Aleyxieff, acting commissioner of agricullJirq, and 51. SokolkofF. This delegatlonNiccompaniod by naval and military- representatives will leave tonight for Brcst-Lltovsk. Will Be Neutral Petrograd.- Feb. 25.-M. Karakhan, who was secretary of the Russian delegation at Brest-Li to vsk, explained to the .'Vsaociated Press today that the Bolshevlki government considers most ambiguous the part ot the German terms c;piicCrning tnc demobilization df the Russian army, A literal translation of "up to nawly forme* battalion," M. Karakhan said, may either oxbmpt or include the new army, Ivl, Karakhan declared that Russia's position toward the allies now undoubtedly would be that of a neutral, adding: We will not support Germany. The on!y^.support-it will get will be indirect, from the resumption of commercial relations." Stockholm, Feb. 24.-The Swedish RIgsdad has adopted the government's proposal for military Intervention in the Aland Islands. The vote in the ^pper house was without debate and In the. lower house the proposal was adopted by a vote o#,131 to 16. Guard Till End of War London, Feb. 2IJ.-�-'rhe Swedish force vvhich seized the Alahd Islands consists ot ,51)0 soldiers, a dispatch from Copenhagen announces. These troops wilf form a guard until the end of the war. Six hundred Plnnlsii White Guards left the Aland IsUindg on Swo. dish steamships which' brought them to Sweden. There thflif were taken to Tornea, in Finland, on theSw'edlsli border. The Russian soldiers on tho islands also will be removed, Tboy probably will bo sent directly tb-Finland. It is reported that 500 White Guards who took refuge on tho Pelenge Islands have been defeated by Red Guards, a large uumlier of them, mostly Finish students, lyjing killed. C.I1.MIML S DEAD IN TORONTO Kdmontou, Ve]s. 2i).-The wife'of Hon. C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer of Alberta, died at Toronto Sunday. Sirs. C. R. Mitchell was formerly Miss Clara Fraser, ot St. Thomas, Ont.. a daughter of tho late Jus. Fraser, of St, Thomas, Ont. She was married lo iAIr. Mitchell about t^n years ago. She leaves two^ypurig children. Mrs. Milchett was, a sjiater, of- John Fraser; secretai-y of' the Dominion Securities, Toronto, A sister, Miss .lessjo Fraser, of Medicine Hat, was -with her when she passed liway.;' St. John, Nfld.. Feb. 24.-The Red Cross line steamer Florizel, bound from this port for Halifax with 77 passengers anol a crsw of 69, was wrecked near Broadcover, 20 miles north of Cape Race, today. DEATHS TOTAL 102 Montreal, Feb. 25. - A report from its Cape Race agent to the iVIarconi Telegraph company this morning gave the death list of the Florizel wreck as 102. The total number saved Is reported to be 44. 43 Rescued . St. John's, Nfld., Feb. 25,-Forty- . three persons aboard the Red Cross liner Florizel, wrecked near Cape Race in a storm early yesterday, wei:o rescued today. The rescue shljjs brought the first batch of survlvorato port and others wero on the vr&y tl�is . afternoon. Among ihe survivors are five saloon and seven steerage poatien-gers. " Most of those saved wero members ot the crew. Among the aurvlvora are Major Slichael Sulllvau, bound for Halifax; Ralph Burnham, of th� Royal', Flying Corps: Alex Ledlngham ot St. John's; Archibald Gardner, and tw.o. women. Miss Minnie Daniel and Miss ' Kittle Cantwell and-John Kielly. , Of the crew those saved are Caikain W. J. Martin, St. John's; Chief OfWcisv .Tames and Wireless Operator W. L; Carter, Now York. . v Ideintifled dead among the pasaop: ger.s: Mra. Fred'Butlcr, St. John's; Kftwird Froudo, St. John's; Corp. Fred Sjiow, Royal Flying Corps. , . ' 146 On Board " ' All toldf;tlior& .\vere, 148 ' Dei'^ous � Ottawa, Feb. 25.-T-C.'A..Magratb,.dominion fuel contrd^^ier, has returned I aboard the Florizel � when the'Voi^tit from the Maritime provinces,'where in sailed from here Saturday. Thoro werb company with J. 0. vWattfirs, presldentj �of the Trades and Labor Congress, ho has been in conference with milne operators and mine w,(irkers. Tha result is a from, the mihovs'to Increase the production ot -coal.-: in Nova Scotia by at least 12,000, tons a week. An effort will be: mSde-to secure one thousand raeji fi^om.Newfoundland to work in- the coast mines ot Nova Scotia. MORE FATALITIES AT AEftO SCH06l \ * *.* *' > > � : : � '> : >  \ �:� . ' �� �> STATE lOF SIEGE ? ? IN POLAND > * London, Fob. a5.-Borlln ud- S- lis forwarded by tho Oenli'nl ? ? � Mows Ageincy, report that a ? events l� Polttjjdi' at Cisenstocli- ? owi^LndK.fwidVloolvak, Import- -*! ' .  , . %f\^^i%^f,,'> f * * * 'J * * *. > > j New York, Feb, 26'.-^Ah attempt on the part of German, trade unionists to^nduce^SamuelQomperB, , president'of, the, ,Amer jean Fed-'eratlon .of Labor,'^ to "attend a workers'-� conference I'wasi/ made knoWn by Mr.'iGon^pers today who said In a statement that h,e had declined the Invitation^ rfhe oonfn.--ence was .to be attendecTif possible, bj^wbrkers'/jdelegates from all the allied natlQi)s,-accordlna to the'German >�Jsh.-. ' hUH TOWNS BOMBED Amsterdam, Fab. 26,' done. ! Th? XoHK of i: -��lfn)(�s?n�i, Bavnrlai was botnbad yWottnesday noon ' -----'.-rt'i f� ' kay, all in .Nova Scotia, Sou^li E�sox, Ontario, where Brien has defeated Altken, Liberal; West Ed-hionton, where Brig. Gfen. GrlosbacU has a largo majority ovoV^ Hon. Frank Oliver and Skeeim, B.C., whero'CoIonol Peck, another soldier, candidate, has jjieen elected over Stork, Liberal. In several Ontario con�tltu.encies the opposition majorities have been materially reduced. Tliesij'include Nipiss-Ihif; i^Soutli Perth and South Renfrew and'the vote in England may put these seats in tho government column. Dr. >loUoy, Libepl,'still leads in Provencher, .Man.,-and White, the op-loaltlon candidate In Victoria, Alberta, R.Btill about aOd ahead of his oppoji-eul.' cars, lust "brought in'-and over .slxl'y'majority'has been w'ip^d oi'tlj""' P'^-private cars, only five or six of which .toh, whore McGregor has defaced Mac-wero saved. The total loss is $210,-000 insurniiee placed at $98,040. , � ;.y . Tlie new fire dopurtnieut were the subject of a gi-pat deal of criticism and were" protected by ihe police from the taunts of tho big crowd. , -r- Southern Alberta Is-,in the grip pf the worst bllzznrd of the winter tflday. Oii'^Salurdiax night sijow had fallen to n considerable dopJ,h, and this morning the wind commeHceiltp blow from fi'o, west a terrific galo, wilpping up Uio snow into u blhidliig storm and piling tho drifts high',' ,Stroot curs in tho city had difficulty in oporailng this morning and wero �tuclt in tho drUta many times, ' At-n'oom C.P.Ht'.officials Inforiiiod tho ilemUl that t.ho nassengor itmlne had been kopt runinlup Vh> time wnd every oftoi* was being miido'to'Icoop the linos opon, Many emiuirlos ai'o boiuB rocoived uis '�to whether .Harry Lauder would nri'ive iroin the south,In limp for the concert, � In wilor Do ftvo-kl �uy .delay tho C.P.R, �sfint; cno ol lis lariJeat englnbs to Cout.ts thls.movj. utng, and it 1� believed thave will be no dUClculty. IBo eonvonliun can be takenr - ... ,* Mr, Ostlund-jReporto . -Mr. Ostlund, of Lethbridge, legnhud. visor of the Miuo:Workera, was ji via-Ifor tB> yesterday'.s session and made a I'uiiort to. the convoiitlon as to ,the '.work ho hud done hs tholr-solicltor. ' {%nci of the matters upon which his repoiA. dealt, was, the delay in the handing down of the award made to thp dependents of minors who had lost their lives hi the-terrJblo mine disaster at Ulllcrost n 1014; Mr. Ostlund stated lo the convqnton that ho undor-stood U\H the presldluB judge, who h'ad tried tlifjso^ cases, ;.Uftd,mRde Ills findings a yoac;"or more ngo, and ho was unable to; givp :',any. teason; wh,v-those TlepoudantH" I'lajl �never vecalvud the benGtltsthey'wei'9'^ntltlfd to uh-;| dor the viwnrd, , * ' ' ' ' A letter frojn the ,H. C. tomponsa-: tlon Bonrdi ;r9�(vi^(l.|ty Mr.,Win,-Pot- ter, late of tho pollcy^-ooinmiltee'," In answerto an inquiry'by l{lhv,a'hd"whlch came np in convention,.; hafi,iftmqng otlior things, this piirftgyftplv: > '.'/Replying to yours of the.iiatll; lugljvni, we would point out thaii>attermH(ih' cor rosponduuc*, wo have-'from the- dol llory iiiaiKigumunt a^statemeut that calculiiied on ii six-dny'weokjiliexlBlly wago for contract nilnarji In Coal Croek and Michol is $4.74.". Just before the adJnjii)'ninoii(iitp'Jlon day ihorniug was takeh'')in.t^rn'atWual Board Momber NealJ,, feiTy,',6t; Ptt, was askeil to spoak to tho convQu^qh as he was IouvIug~i��=4�stinlgljt's'',tfa n for his home distvlet. , Mr, Fferr>', w\jo Is called tho Dean.o^the'international Hxecutlvo Board, has,-made:iw',:mo8t favorable improssloii' upon "^he .Mplei gates .huva and lha.t ljni)r039loil."\^'aB dee))ouod by his fueling remarks'ito "the boys" as ho alwaj^S; culls UWwU; 't^'hen taking formal l(5kve:ot-'tha"�i�,-"ii >' Several of tho delej[i}tfBi| if the figures as aent by thc.Proapero ' '.*i were correct, tlie death list stood-at 104 provided all reported aboard, the li Florizel ^yere saved. They declined, 'r^i however, lo announce this as ithe offl-cial estimate of the number ot dead.v ^ ^ vsj Difficult Reacue .J St. John, Fob. 26.-Twenty-two sur- ,j vivors of the Rod Cross liner FIorl�el; ; :^ wrecked at Broadcove, near Cape Race,v:, . i^i yesterday were rescued at daylight to-' ,>!vcroi ' -1^ unable to approach the shore near th'e''...r M scene ot, the accident early on Sun-; .', day morning while the vaaaal was on>a ; i ;-j voyage frpm this port to Halifax and ,'> New, York. All had suffered terribly; wiiiS from cold and exposure. Steamer^i - ^'H met. tho. boats, and took the rcBoued , , '� aboard, A wireless message Ifrom the,,i; Prospero to .John Crosble, rainlster.qt; shipping early today was the first ^ word of hope that any of the Tltpass-. 1 ongers and crew of 69 had been saved. '<' -r.c The Prospero reported that every efi fort was being made to transfer them", .M from the battered hulk.-'  ,< Although ithe, sea was not as rough' \'h as it was wheb. the steamer Btruckthei'^Si;;! rocks, reports' Indlcitod that re�o