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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XI. LKUIBWDGL-:, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBHl'AKY 25, VMH NTMBEIl 64 RUSSIAN LEADERS SAVE ED LATEST HUN TERMS EVERY MILE OF O C *! > O v ? EXPORT CONTROL HAS BEEN SUCCESS That Is Believed To Be Pro- Posal Now^Policy Announced Shortly v v t i* Washington, Pvb. 25,-rFood shipments from the northern Kuropcan neutral countries to Oormnuy have been, cut (j5 'p 80" per cent since last year hy the operation of America's -export cunlrol as disclosed tonight in the first, annual report, o;f the war trade board. TIk; effect lias been also to decrease to a marked extern, shipments ot' other commodities from neutral countrfeH 10 enemies. O v v v v | a v a a v Germans astic Terms of v *** iserable Russians 0 v CAPITAL AND LA&OR GETTING TOGETHER London, Feb. LM. Cenuany's peace ( terms have been accepted by Nikolai Lenine, lJw� Bolshevlki premier, and I .eon Trolzky. foreign minister. Still Advancing Pctrograd, Feb. 21. -The KJennans hUe Saturday were still advancing into (he provinces they had decided 10 New Commander London, \Feb. -.- �> WILL TAKE OVER, SMALL LINES IN j ALBERTA AND B. C.| Winnipeg. Feb. l'-V- Discussing the firogrnm of ilie Dominion government, n correspondent at Ottawa of the Manitoba Free, Press wires the following: j "Unleks all indications are at fault, } there j..?.certain to be an extentiou of j government ownership to include ev- | ery mile of railway in Canada oulsYie j the C.P.K. system. The Intercolonial, j the National Twins-Continental, the . 25.- and forcing (lie Russian soldiers to .salute thorn. The resolution lo agree to the flor; man peace terms was adopted by the central executive ^committee of the all-Russian council and central executive commit tee of workmen's and soldiers' delegates by a vole of 12fi to S5. Twenty-six members of the committee were not present. The Peace Terms I  Petrograd. Feb. HO.--endiug de.volop- Tho Kenera) )k_'!ief in embassy that the Hcniuin lenns whicli heviki have agreed to y'lccept . n ,..,,,, . i,. . , .ia,'t? couelifd in saeii ambiguous term-; In (lie German advance at >ori)a-t 4l . ,i # . . , ' I thai they rnnst be cleared up tnoniuj; iy hoion; t]�o aena! .status of Uussia v-lHul j;(, miles in !iv :,,,| .me-l.alf i (,a|! '�� a^er-riainorf. (l :  I Some monibws of tin- Amerioioi em- 'Tim Mice &::>r,l ,1 �;,neral Von I st^1',,ll'rT">' �� "hi"- reached Zhiiemir, s.". mih s west \mcv. m i To Restore Monarchy Loudou, Feb. 25. ic'nnany plans to restore the monarchc in itussia. ac- v v v Washing! on. Feb. - The first of a series of i-.unfei'enre-: between representatives of capital and 1-tbm*. sum mimed here by Secretary of Uibor Wilson iu the hope, of formulating a labor program for the war, was begun today. i > !* -: ichruen-t tra- j i 1 SWEDES TO SEND Wrecked Off Coast of Newfoundland and Pounds To Pieces on Rock I LATEST REPORT IS r '. � a special train toaiRht tugetlier with � ' inany allied nationals. The ambassador-, however, have nut yet /cached a decision. Is Armistice-Restored Stockholm, Feb. :'">.-Knsign Krylen- To Take Charge of Aland Islands Till Alter the War THAT ! 04 OF CREW AND PASSENGERS LOST cording to a telegram dated Fridav: hi Pelrograd to the Morning Post. itH�>. the Bolshevik! commander-in-chief, "We repudiate jjr;|j pUWOrs Wern as follows: ^ *� ^f^lit^^ ^ P-vers were prepared e000 sqttBre , . . . , , . , 'not onlv are we prepared to carry on 1 i he epposumn winch developed ; Ul0 wai. but l(Aee t0 it that we .hail ,.t,J>1"L ,'lu" ; secure a just jjeace. vi:r\l L�vr�.ou along these Jinos nan j - - "Wo are convinced that, this world says lite Grand Duke nt' Hesse has been appointed'tile emmrnnider in the Kiga section of the German front. "His sister," the disp-uch adds, "the ;es the mer Cxar-iindidatd not ae- 1 jhus sent i\ messago to the (German staff d Uerlin asking-a reply as to \yhether lie armistice \h restored automatically by lUiKrfiii's acceptance of Germany's peace terms. \ New Delegates Named Pet.rograd. Feb. 24.-Leon Trotzky will not. go to Hrest-Litovsk to .sign (he new peace terms, nbr will any of t\- t.-n ti.e f'rayton-Acworth j'e^ aiHiU! died nut; because t.iuwe appears } eept the throne trnm German bands. Mhe other members ot the Russian j conflict, can only be ended in one ol!  tiiree ways-the absolute predominance ot" all militarism; the exhaustion jot' all combatants, or by eonciliatinn. S We believe jLhat sooner or lat*;r lb" ! Jas=t of these methods must he resori-;ed lo by al) the-/belligerents," ' Mr. Henderson described as "foolish to h-* no practicable alternative. The Grand Trunk authorities have, cjiven up any remote hope they may Tare entertained that tin* are to J--> relieved oi--and even u'yjetunii'j'ed 'Or --G:">tr i"d>ib;ations towv;;*'! the G. T 'ilie'n hanee \o esea?�e dhiuucr is tr- h;ive t.'udr roads taken over by Gu, ' !;i>"ei ir.nee.:. ow-iership. ciGte; mi talk" the Htatements that British labor grounds of principle or from a fear'and British Socialism were only con-ihat our political organiziiitkm is too'corned in holding out the olive branch iietectivo an yet to essay undertakings � lo the enemy; in fact were going to oC thin moment, they, too, have come I negotiate with an oliv# branch in to realize the inevitability of lite impending change." to return to RmsKia 7.000 r � miles in the Grodno government, province of fjithuapiu. "Russia tdibuld agree not to spread revolutionary propaganda in the con-j tral empires. "The commercial treaty whicli was abrogated at tiie' beginnmg of the war should he reconstituted thirty years."' Heports rea-'-hing J'^etrograd are to i the et'focl tiiat the newest German demands include the policing of all the principal cities of Russia. Position Hopeless T'etrogvad. Feb. L\~.-"Their knees! are on our chest and our position is; hopeless," declared. Nicokii Lenine, the ) ISohsheviki ju'emier, in the course of j lib', long speech to the central executive committee of the nll-Knssiun coun- The Bolshevik! bus provided- a form ot: government which the Russians I COAST s their hands, when the enemy had a sword in his hands. '�Don't you believe it," said Mr. lieu-Idcrson. "Nothing is further from thojCji 0f workmen's and jtr.ct. \yc are willing to negotiate iihe enemy, but not with 'branch in our hands, while 'a ' both oOis. No, [dnto the future and regard with r.11 iscu-ioiu.ness and the importance it. de-' mauds. Both must be prepared to ae-! cept a solution which will have for its !iiiaij; object the destruction of miUt-i arism.'" The conference having readied an agreement, their next duty, said Mr. Henderson, iwns to do everything po;s-|.sol>le to hold an international confer-1 delegation whicli 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 the new delegation M. Zinoviei'f, president of the. Petrograd council of workmen's and soldiers* delegates; M. Aleyxieff, acting commissioner of ugricultJire^ and Ai. Sokolkoff. This delngation.Niccoiupaiiied by naval and military representatives will leave tonight for Brcst-Litovsk. Will Be Neutral Pet i*ogvad. Feb. 25.-M. Karakban, who was secretary of the Russian delegation at BresMjitovsk. explained to the Associated Press today that the Bolsbeviki govern �:ient considers "This peace must be accepted as afnient in p'arlia'ment. to sixtv. respite, he continued, he continued, 4- when t,K, ^vilian .home' vo �enabling ns to prepare a decisive re- cmmted The ^Idlers' vote fi .istan^e to the hourgeoise and imper- Great Britain has all been allocated to lahsm. he proletariat .01 the whole i the varion, constitikncie.s and a staff world will come�lo our aid. i ~* -....... - most, ambiguous the part of the Ger- Ottawa, Feb. 'j!.-The official sol-ima� t^rms comenraig tne demobiliza- Hussian army. A literal of "tip to nswly forme* bal-Knrnkhan said, may either include the new army. ^ed the majority of the union govern-j M. Karakhan declared that Riusm's U was! Position toward the allies now Want 8-Hour Day and $6 a Day uicc under proper conditions and an BIG HOTEL BURNS IN in Wages - To 'Arbitrate asked Winnipeg, Feb. 25,-Eight hours day at $6 a day in wages is being by every man in raiway shops from Halifax to Vancouver. Railway men from every corner of the Dominion are in Winnipeg today for a convention which promises to be of great interest. The sessions are being held behind closed doors and every union em* bracing mechanics is represented. The proposed increase in wages applies to machinists, boilermak-ers, blacksmiths, and all men working in the shops. Tracknjen will not be affected by the application. (/ ft is expected that the conference will last a week. The C.P.R., C.N.R. and the G.T.P. all are affected It is believed that the question of exemption from military service of alt railway men wili taken up. peedily as possible. .bunes Ramsay Macdonald. Socialist and Labor member of parliament, speaking along similar lines, said that their next step was to speak to the German and Austrian democracy. F A GREATER # # + Rescued Hy Ladders-New Fire Dept. Is Severely Criticized  * * * * # + .5. TRAITOR IN II. S. GETS / A HEAVY SENTENCE Washington, Feb. 25.-The send-ing^of an overwhelming force" to France, greater activity in the internment of enemy aliens and sympathizers, prohibition of compulsory study of German In the public schools and universal military training for Americans between the ages of 18 and 21 years are among several features urged upon the government by the American Defense Society, in an announcement today of its policies and Its program of work. CHINESE REBELLION Edmonton, Feb. 24.-Tiie new .VnrylMud- Hotel, formerly known as the Empire Hotel. the Lines-Brake garage, witli more than 100 automobiles and the Monarch Billiard Hall were burned this morning with all their contents. The hundred and ten guests of the hotel and ten members of the staff were rescued by means of ladders from the -second storey windows. There was no loss of life. In the garage were IjT* new l-'ord cars, just brought in' and over sixty private-cars, only five or six of which were saved. The total loss is $210,-000 with total insurance p 1 aced at $ IKS.040. TU*1, new fire department were the subject of a great deal of criticism and were, protected by i lie police from the taunts of the big crowd. of sixty officers commenced to count it yesterday. Air. O'Connor expects lit all will be in hy Wednesday when j the government's majority may he fur-! i ther increased. The standing of the! government and opposition by provinces is as follows. Govt. Opposiwi ] Prince Edward Island ' Nova Scot i i ....... New Urunswiri. Quebec...... Ontario...... Manitoba Saskatcheu an Alberta ^...... British Columbia Yukon....... y To Lit! ... .i. Govern men t majority. There is om- deterred son. Manitoba. Some of the seats which have changed from the opposition to the government column are, ('ape Breton South and Hichmond. where Messrs. Kyle and Carroll are defeated; Cumberland, whore ex-Speaker Rhodes is elected over Logan; Hants, where MarteH's majority has been wiped out, ami Pie- Ottawa, Feb. 25.-V-C. A. Magrath, Do- {',:.. ----- un" j minion fuel controller, has returned ote was doubtodly would he that ot a neutral, froin Ulo Mliritiine provinces, where in ken in; adding: ^ 11 'We will not support Germany. The only support it will get will be* indirect, from the resumption of commercial relations." St. John. Nfld., Feb. 24.-The Red Cross line steamer Florizel, 'bound from this port for Halifax with 77 passengers and a crsw of 69, was wrecked near Broadcover, 20 mifes north of Cape Race, today. DEATHS TOTAL 102 Montreal, Feb. 25. - A report from its Cape Race agent to the Marconi Telegraph company this morning gave the death Hit 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 Flume), wrecked near Cape Haco in a storm early yesterday, were rescued today. The rescue shij>s brought the first batch of survivors' to port and others were on the way this afternoon. Among ilho survivors are five salcon and seven steerage passengers. Most of tho;-:e saved were members of the crew. Among the survivors are Michael Sullivan, bound for Halifax; Ralph Hum ham. of the Royal Flying Corps; Alex Ledingham of Si. John's; Archibald Gardner, and two women, Miss Minnie Daniel and Miss Kittle Cantweli und-John Kielly. Of the crew those saved are Captain W. J. Martin, St. John's; Chief Officer Jame-3 and Wireless Operator W. i^. Carter, New York. Identified dead among the passengers: Mrs. Fred Butler, St. John's; Edwurd Froude, St John's; Corp. Fred Snow, Royal Flying Corps. 146 On Board All told there were 346 persons aboard the Florizel when the vessel uuinuii; i-.w-w.,, .......- ... oo soldiers, a dispatch from Copenhagen announces. These troops wilf form a guard until the end of the war. Six hundred Finnish White Guards left the Aland Islands on Swe. dish steamships which brought them to Sweden. There theV were taken to Tornea, in Finland, on the Swedish border. Tiie Russian soldiers on the islands aiso will be removed. They probably will ho sent directly to Finland. It is reported that. o00 White Guards who took reTuge on the Peleuge Islands hitve been defeated by Red Guards, a j Mujoi large number of them, mostly Finish students, tycing killed. MRS. C. R. MITCHELL * 1 4 I u 1 12 �1 * 1 � 1 M i' \ 1 _ 30 1 it n I 11 it 1 of the Trades and Labor Congress, he has been in conference with mine operators ami mine workers. The result is a promise from the miners to increase the production of coal iu Nova Scotia by at least 12,000 tons a week. An effort will be, made to secure one thousand men from New- w fotmdland to work in the const mines of Nova Scotia. MORE FATALITIES AT AERO SCHOOL .117 (jo. election, s Nul- Erfmonlou. Feb. The wife ' of Hon. C. K. Mitchell, provincial treasurer of Alherta, died at Toronto Sunday. IU:\s. C. H, Mitchell was formerly Miss Clara Fraser, of St. Thomas, Out.. a daughter of (ho late Jus. Fraser. of j the airplane in which he-was flying St. Thomas, Ont. She was married | fell l,0t)0 feet. 10 Mr. Mitchell about ten years ago. She leaves two young children. Mr**. Mitchell was a winter of John Fraser; secretary of the Dominion Securities. sh*1 passed away. GRAND DUKE DEAD I New York, Feb. ?.?>.---Captain OavM A. Menkes, Sixteenth Infantry. V,S.A., has been sentenced to dismissal from the service and confinnienl -at hard labor for iir. ye.:u*s by a general court-martial held, at Governor's Island. Menkes, who is of German descent, endeavored to resign his commission, paying he did not care to fight against relatives and friends. A Despicable Traitor Washington', Feb. 25.-ICvidenee that in spite of his commission in the t'nitcd Staler army he was in touch with Germa.n -ageivls, contributing to Von liornstorff's propaganda funds and working for peace at any price be-e America went to war, wax largely responsible tho heavy sentence imposed upon llenkcs. x Pekin. Feb. 25.-Gen. Feng Yu Siang, in command of 10.000 ^Corthern troops, has rebelled against a recent mandate of President Feng Kwo Chang urging the general, who �.; a Northerner, to attack the Sou1 hern rebels. GOMPERS REFUSED GRIP OF [ Southern Alherta is in the grip of tou, where McGregor has dctottleri Mac-kay, till in Nuva Scotia. South Kskcn, Ontario, where linen lias defeated Aitken, Liberal; West Edmonton, where Brig. Gen. Griesbac'i lias a large majority over Hon. Frank Oliver and Skeena, B.C., where'Cokmel j the father in 1014. Peck, another soldier, candidate, lias Jioeu elected over Stork. Liberal. In several Ontario constituencies the 1 opposition majorities have been materially reduced. These include Nipiss-ing, South Perth and South Renfrew jand the vofe in Fngland may put these ! seats in the government column. Or. MoIIoy. Liberal, st ill lends in Provencher. Man., and White, (lie opposition candidate iu Victoria, Alberta, is still about r>00 ahead of his oppon-e n t. A mstenhiin, Feb. 25.-A dispateh received here from Neuestreliu says tho Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Stndltz is dead there. His death was sudden. Grand Dnke A Idol f Fried-erich was horn in IS82 and succeeded men and four children, and 69 officers aid 'men in the crew. A message from the .Prospero early today said that 22 survivors have been taken orf th� disabled ship with probably 20.others still aboard. Seven bodies were washed ashore last night. Government authorities stated that if the figures as sent by the Prospero were correct, the death list stood at 104 provided all reported aboard the Florizel were saved. They declined, however, to announce this as the official estimate of the number of dead. Difficult Rescue St. John, Feb. 25.-Twenty-two survivors of the Red Cross liner Florizel, wrecked at Broadcove, near Cape Race, yesterday were rescued at daylight today. A message from the coasting steamer Prospero, which had stood by all night while tho Florizel was being pounded on the rocks, reported that twenty others were alive on the ship. The first survivors were taken off in I three lifeboats and two dories, but the sea was so rough that they were unable to approach the shore near the scene of the accident early on Sunday morning while the vessel was on a voyage from this port to Halifax and New York. All had suffered terribly from cold and exposure. Steamers met the boats and took the rescued Geneva. Feb. 24-Official announce- j aboard. A wireless message "from the ment. ,wAs made today that a German Prospero to John Crosble, minister ot aviator who landed near Basel, is a shipping early today was the first deserter. The government decided lo word of hope that any of the 7?*pass-iMlem the aviator and return the air-;Gngers and crew of 09 had been saved. Fort, Worth, Texas, Feb. 25.- Horace lliginbotham, former all-Ajneriean football star from Yale 1 and. a cadet naval aviator at Hicks Field n'er.r here was killed Saturday arternoon when REWSTER IMPROVING Toronto. A sister, Miss Jesajo Frasor, | Ul,; ul'or,iinB" it ;.as o -MwUcmih. Hat. was with lior who:,, Ho| CroS(!i Hogplta At ten o'clock reported at the Hospital rhat Premier 'Brewster had passed a good night and was resting easily. A DESERTER plane to Germany. Miners Hear Reports of Their Various Officials GERMAN INVITATION I the worst blizzard of the winter today, j ELECTION IN ? a v v ? > *> > > > * : * ; : STATE OF SIEGE IN POLAND 1 New York, Feb. 25.-An attempt on the part of German trade unionists to induce^Samuet Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, to attend n workers' conference was made known by Mr. Gompers today who said in a statement that he had declined the invitation. The conference was to be attended if possible, by workers' delegates from all the allied nations, according to the German wish. London, Feb. 2H.--Berlin advices received in Amsterdam, as for \va rd cd hy tho 0 en tra 1 News Agency, report that a state of siege has been proclaimed, "in consequence of events in Poland" at C/onsioeh-owivLodK and Vlmdvak, important town.-- in western Poland. - n a ? HUN TOWNS BOMBED On Saturday night snow had fallen to! a considerable depth, and this morn-; ing tho wind commenced to blow from! jile west a terrific gnlo, whipping up .no snow into a blinding storm and piling the drifts high. .Street cars in Die. city had difficulty in operating this morning and were stuck in the drifts many times. At noon (\I\li. officials informed the II era 111 thai, the passenger traiun had been kepi running \n\ time 'and every effort was being made to keep tho linos open. .Many enquiries are being received Ho whether Marry i Lauder would arrive trom the south in I lime for the ccracert. in order tu (avoid any delay the G.P.H. sent one of tSpf.:hii to tlx- HiT;iid) tor. late of the policy committee, in Ferine. Feb. ^4.-The past week haslanswer to an inquiry by him, and which came up in convention, has, among other Uiings. this paragraph: "Replying to yours of ihe 39th. instant, we would point oat that, after much correspondence, we have 'from tiie col- I beep fully occupied by the delegates to ; ihe lifteenth annual convention of the j miners of District Eighteen, ILM.W. 1M\5tIjAJ*1J lINIirY UALUjU j jouruinent over till Monday with an --- ' , order paper still well filled with Jm- portant business to lie disposed of he- London, Feb. 2*1.-An official report of an address-delivered at a meeting of Liberal whips and agents on Friday shows that former Premier Asquith declared that a genernl election was now inevitable and that prepartions should be made to meet It. ! fore adjournment ^of. tftc convention ! can he taken* ! Mr. OctUmd Reports ', Mr. Ostium!, of Lethbridge, legal ad. j viser of tin� Mine Workers, was: a vis- ! ifor ft>. >[�*{ or day's session and made a j report to the convention as 10 fcthe liery management a statement that BRITISH SUCCESS IN MESOPOTAMIA * * > * * V v v v v v V i Amsterdam, Feb. 25.-German papers received here announce several air raids on German towns last week, Bombs were dropped at Wehlan Monday, there being three victims of the explosion. There . was slight damage done. The town of Pirmasens, Bavaria, was bombed Wednesday noon its largest engines to CouUs this �morning, and it i� believed there will be no difficulty. / QUELL REBELLION Londom Feb. 25__British forces operating along the Euphrates River, in Mesopotamia, have occupied Khana Burayat, meeting with little resistance from the Turks, the v/ar office announces- 1 calcuhncd on it six-day weok the daily wage for contract miners In Coal Creek and Michel N .�?-).74.,! JiiHt before the adjournment to .Monday morning was taken, International Board Member Neal .1. Ferry, of Pa., way asked lo speak to the convention as he was leaving-k^last: night's train work he had done as their solicitor. for his home district. Mr. Ferry, who (%no of tho matters upon which his is called the Dean ,or the International repom. dealt. was tho delay in the Fxeciuive Board, has made most handing down of the award made to favorable impression upon the dele-tiie dependents of miners who had lost, (gates here and that impression was their Mvuh in the terrible mine diaas- deepened by his feeling remarks to ter at Ilillcrest n liH-l. Mr. Ostium! "the boys'" as he always calls them, stated to the eonventon that he under-1 when taking formal leave of them. stood Hi:H �he presiding judge, who j Several of the delegates and Presi- The Prospero reported that every ef fort was being made to transfer them from the battered hulk. . Although the sea was not as rough ' as it was when the steamer struck the rocks, reports indicated that rescue work was extremely dangerous. The Florizel's wireless was wrecked, the* ffire was out, and the ship, helpless and at. the mercy of the waves, offered little protection against the cold and fury of the. elements. ^ Many of those lost yesterday had attempted to reach shore in small boats which were tossed about and swamped almost iu sight of those watching from the bow of the .Florizel, or from 'the rigging where a few�had climbed for safety. Others who had taken reftige in the forecastle were driven out when that part of the ship was battered in. Reports last night accounted for seven bodies washed asUi R1TISH REPULSE RAID had tried those cases, had made his I findings a year or more ago, and he was unable to give any reason why San .lose, Costa Itica, Feb. afi.-The (revolution iu Costa Itica, has been put *dmvn and order has been completely 11 I restored. j , WEATHKK dent Biggs made short addresses expressive of the heart-felt good will which had been created by Mr. Ferry London, Feb. 25.-The official state ment from the British headquarters in France and Belgium says: "Early this morning a hostile raiding party wus repulsed with loss, east of Arnientieres. The enemy's artillery has shown activity southwest of Cambrai and in the Messines uee'er." those dependants had never received in his unironn courtesy and considera-the benefits they were entitled to un- lion. A vote of thanks was unanimous- High Low ..... Forecast: Milder. � * p * * * t * 20 * dor Ihe award. 10! A letter from the B. C. Componsa-j j lion Hoard, received hy Mr. Win. Pot-J iy extended. (Continued on page x^ PLOT TO ASSASSINATE Pekin, Feb. 25.-A conspiracy to assassinate General Tuan Chi Jul, the former premier and now war * commissioner, has been discovered by the authorities. A number of arrests, including those of throe JapantM, have been made. - ;