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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. RGHTINCONM LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, 'lU'ILSDAY, FEBUUAIW 20, li)18* Many Hundreds of Men Have Been Engaged in the Recent Raids by the French HUNS KEEPING . THEIR BIG ARMIES - BACK OF LINES WILL INVESTIGATE THE EDMONTON FIRE ^ Edinoiiton, Feb. 25.-Arrangement* Were maUo this altemorm for a Juaic-lal Investigation Into the big flro of SuhUay .when the Maryland Hotel and th� Lines-Drake garngB were burned, ft iwJII b� conducted,by .TtisUoo Wnleh and win begin on AVednesdny. Council Capftuliitet Edmonton, Feb, 25.^Aftcr rcpre-sentfttivoH of the allied trndpr. wnlona had wlUidrawn from the- city council meeting this aUornoon With the avow-, ed intention of refeommcindine a general Btriko lu EUmonton on Tuesday morning, the council capitulated to all the unions' demands.: T Vi-encli Grand Hoiadciuurters, Fob. 25. �-(By the Assoolatwl Press).-Trench i-ttldH along the tnoiit have In-, creased In Intensity during the last month such an extent tlmtthey have become, In sbme Inatancos, battles lii -which thousands of imen have been en-Kaged aiid'hundreds of prkonorB taken. The artillery is tliro\*lng unheard ot fiunntlties of shells. The objects of the raids vary widely. .Sometimes a raid is undertaken In order to identify eaiemy xinits, and at other tilmea to iinprovc tbe lines or oapture obsenvatfon a>oints. Again, a raid may be made to destroy tbe ene-luyifl work and prevent him from attacking. Tliia was the case in .Saturday's raid at Aspach, Alsace, where the Oormaws were in strongly fortified lines wblch they had held since Decern, bor, 1914, The enemy, jmaitlons wore" bombarded beyond recngnltion. and placed in-such condition as to hinder German operations. ~ Dig Forces In Rear Xoarly ovorySvhcrc the enemy front Hues are held lightly and the mala bodies of troops 'airo kept so far lu the roar that occasionally the French have reached the third aiid oven the fourth line with slight resistance. Tills is"th6 reaison for the- generally small number of prisoners, but hi Lorraine the Germans w:ere caught aiapWng last week, nnd tbb' haul of captured was large, j being, mote than 400. In addlttaa to I these big raids tbere have been imium-orable smallei' ones ^hlch have not been mentioned fai^he offl^al gtate-tvieaid. Tlieao have been carried out; by liiCrf -sciirtula who. naually brlil^ bMk a number of prl.joners. Bombard Own Wires-Raid On * Canadians Ends in Failure Canadian Army Headauarters, Feb. L'C.-(Canadian Overseas Correspondent).-The week-end was characl*ized by the failure of another Oornmn attempt to raid our lines and a visit to the Canadian llnca by Sir Douglas Haig. The enemy- attack which was launched liere agatn-st' our front nartli of Lens was broken up by one of our posts after sharp band to hand figlit-ing in u'htcli the Germans were driven off, leaving tw6 killed and throe wounded. As a reault of the failure of his raids and the marked buccoss of our raiding pa.Ttles during the. last ten days, the enemy Ca showing. Increasing ncrvoius-nois, bombardlrfg his own wire ami maintaining an increasingly heavy fro on No Man's l.^nd during the night. The morale ot Jhe Caudlan corps wa-a never better. .Reported To Be Preparing Go To Aid of Cossack Women To Harbin, Feb. 20.-(Delayed)- The Japanese, according' to reliable authority, intend, to take action In Siberia, t an early date, and there are evidences that they have long been preparing to carry out this move. . The situation In'Siberia is considered ex"-iremely grave' owing to the Inability of the Cossack General Semenoft, haadot the antl-BoIshevlkl movement in that vast territory, to secure alliad support, for which-ho has appealed to the Japanese.' Two thousand Germans have arrived and are drilling at Irkutsk, cajiltHl of the governmgpt of that nani^; In eastorn Siberia. The Germans are making preparations to bring in a much larger forc^. ED Will Have Control of Campaign T� Register All Men and .  " Leader Ottawa; Feb. Uo.-A sub-comraUte^ of the war oommltt�e of the cabinet to b^ known as the Canada registration boardtiaa been couBtituted by an order In council passednoday to give ffeot'to the government's declared policy of mobllltlng the resources of war. The'alm is to provide a maximum :conti-ll)utlon In men, foodstuffs, moneys.and Bblptk The order In cbun-cll recites, tliat In order to giro effect to this'policy It will bo neoMsary to have matte'an accurate and complete Inventory ara atlll very Inoomplote, 'QfirMfstj:. Indications, //however, i',|i9rnt|no:tp: the .defeat of the'Soo- GET DOWN TO IRK Hope'For liearty Co-Operation i , Of TKe People Of ' , Canada . Ottawa, Feb. 26.~A preliminary or ganlzatlbn'^mjoctln^'of'tbe Canada registration board .Was held at 10 o'clock tllls-miirnlnif, � Hon. Q. D. Robertson t>mmk.- , v � : : > Senator R4)bertsou stated th^t be and bis colleagues anticipated the hearty cooperation of the people oC Canada, and particularly of the labor interests of the country In carrying ,out the task before th'emv-the registering of the man and woman power of the Dominion." The � fabor Interests, 'he pointed out, at their recent conference with the govornmfent, fully approved of the government's, proposal to take an inveutory of the man poWor of Canada (or the purpose of making our war effort as efficient as possible, and the board is cdnl^tdeht that the labor interests of Canada will 'do alt in thoir power to assist and expedite this work. The members of the Canada registration board are serving In an hon orary capacity. -" " , , NUMBER 0.") DRUWlEil Accede Finally To Orders oi District 18 Officials and ^ End the Strike AT FIRST REFUSED TO OBEY ORDERS FROM THE OFFltlALS Calgary, Fob. 2\'orkers, received a message from Vice-President Christopher, now at Drumheller, stattnj; that an adverse vote Iiad been taken turning down tho Instructions of th'e district convention to at obco return to \wjrk. A delegation of the convention, comprising International Boaril Member Steeilo. and DclcKatea Susner, Perlot, Kent and Thompson, tho latter two from the Drumhellcr field, was appointed to go by first train to Drum-holler to assist Vice-President Christopher 'In bringing the rebellious men into accord with the laws of tho United Mine ^AVorkera ot Amerlpa, and they b/iil prertarcd to take the train this evening. y Just before their Intended departure, Secretary Brown,was called to the phono, and received the most welcome news, that at amother meeting' today 1^10 mott up in that field had voted agahi, and decided hy a more tlian two, to one vote to return to work tomorrow morning. This wag mst welcome news to the whole del6ea>tu'on..and tho conunlttee appointed to go tOvDrumbeHcr la';tfis-malD-Jng here to comploto the work (jf the convention, y . Routine buslhess was the order pfj tho day during the greater portion of today's discussion on the floor- of the. �district convention sitting here to transact the regular business of the �V. m. W. of, A. The^delegates attending the conven-, tion from the Drumheller field, though having made a strenuous fight tollravo the district stand by the men in the position, finally gave way to the unanimous decision CT the convention and are lending their aid in an ,effort to get the men back, two of them join Ing the other officers lu the effort. A Banquet A banquet was tendered the dole-gates by the. proprietor of the Northern Hotel, where most of them are stayingi last night and a most enjoj' able time, .in which matters pertaining to tho good of the organization, mingled with pleasurable enjoyment ot the elegant feast set hefoi'e them. Washtngtonr J'ob. 26.-One American was killed and" three wero wounded In an attack by Mexlcanf bandits on aa oil boat at^Tamplco last Wednesday. Edgar House, a, paymaster for the Texas Oil Company, was killed, The wounded were J. H. Mennett, Dr. Brisbane, an eroplove� ot the Island OH and Tranaport Company' and a man named Prather. / Efforts to retake the all field about Tnmpico from Manuel Palaez have been resumed by the Carranza trdops with some succeM; TRANBFtR AFFAIRV Victoria, B. C, Fob. 28.-D'Arcy Tate, vice-president, of the Pacific . . - Great Eaatern Hallway Company, who the nation tor the prosmitlon of the has been abaeutirdm the city, has come here to arrance about turning over the atfaira of. the company to the sovernmantraha will consult Vrlth Hon. John OllTfr In retard to tlie ar-raagementa to M made. nePULtEVRAIQ London, Peb. m.-^^a' hostile attempt during tbe.nlghVtb raid one of our saps south of the ^aa-Cambral road was driven off by Wflo.flre," says to-day's official war office ^b^^prt. "Blse-Vhore there was noiblngpt special lntore�t to report."/' '~' 18'hanoep X^Innipeg, Fe|). 38.-Thomas Fletcher, 23, farm hwd.'weis haujiwi in the jail yard wt Portago-La Prolrle this morning for the 'mi^'d-er, of Qord'on Haamiis�)�n, a te^i yeiir old boy, on a. farm at Cnrbeirry, 'Mw... on April lA, 1917. 8TILU NEtO tlCE;iylse8 Ottawa, Fob:-.86;-intln.'reference to contusion' whlohi has arisen i at the United . States -boi'dei*. over >*;bipmonts from Oanodttv'the iiyaf i.tojle boaid �� nauniVr6()\ill'6" tVunn still. Frdlni King to Humblest Ace Now on Food Rations I^ondorip^^b. 2ti.-Tlio compulsory rationing'�^..tiieat, butter and inarfar-ine tfo'ther?'i|bpulacc, from the king to the hamblea*: citizen, Ijcgan yesterday in London and -some ot the counties of England, aggregating moro than 10,-000,000 persoM. In four weeks the rationing of meat will become general throughOT�t-^he countrj-, -and fmir or five weeks, later a, national rationing scheme which cnn bo applied as the neoeisslty arl.mimi7 "inde his way to the bridge deolt;->yheri) Uio tliiirty who escaped triOttS'tJMi e:Uo'on had gathered. For twoW:liours tlipy were eale, but them a wall of. v, atei-j'wenched the deck away and Jii-fexf "nrouientst'later 20 othcsrs, ctiuging to the untwlcing roorh roof were similarly e-ngulfed. �Thirty-two of those who escaped wore huddfed in the wireless room that wilth8-6oowero engaged in tliolr worjc. lOight firemen, mechanics ami drivers wero The discussion In this regard covered the financial side as v/oll as the educational value and � moral effects of ah official publication upon the jnembors of the . opg^hlzatlon, and while the cost of maintenance was very high, it was argued the benefit could more than make up tor , the heavy financial burden.''It; was decided to re-open � this publication to bo In the. English lahgua^bnly. ' Retake Pskov After Germans Had Captured It-Huns Enter Reval TROUBLES OF HUNS JUST BEGINNING IN RUSSIA NOW Washington, Feb. 23.-The state department was advised by Ambassador Francis today that yes' terday the German army was only eight hours' march from Petro-grad and that lie was pre.paring to leave the Russian capital with hit; staff, TAK^ PSKOV London, Feb. 26.-Pskov, 178 miles southwest 'of Petrograd has been re-captured by the BoishevikI and street fighting is going, on -there, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd dated Monday. The Red Guards are resisting the German advance everywhere. - OCCUPY REVAL Berlin, Feb. 26.-The Germari forces have occupied Reval after an engagement with the Russians. The Germans have also captur* ed Pskov, about 160 miles south* west of Petrograd. 4 No Reply Yet London, Feb, 26,-An official Russian statement sent out by wlrele's.t ' yesterday announced that no reply had been received from Germany to the Russian communication acceptlnu the German peace conditions the announcement which was signed by Premier Lenlno and Foreign Minister) Trotzky again* Inquired when a reply would bo given and hostilities ceaie. Troubles Just Beginning, London, Feb. 3 he might reciulre the production of a certificate from a mcdldhl man that'the person in question Is: not Infected'and if he were'found infected the medical officer is given authority to take all seasonable steps to prevent contagion. Any hospital receiving aid'-fram the province might-be requlre'd-to-pi'o-vlde for oxnminatlou and free treatment of venereal patients.- i . > MNIYlilOllGE CASES mSENrtE Otta''wa, Feb. ilB^-^Twentyrtliiree divorce ca^os are down for>hearte�59n the reooi'dBof tjje ^vorc(?7rcominlttpc of the senate and the private blUacom-mltteo ot the honB�iOf.cominoB� at the lapproachlng session .^tpmlament. This is about the .usual numhwrjUiThe cases are praictloa'lly-.aU :fi�t�rlo mid tho.weatorn provlnc^H..,)'>�,> Other pf'ivttlo bills of. which DQtioe has been j[iven iiromise'tobe-Ucliti ' gets SEVErTvKAR*-,'' liondon, Ont, Feb..88,-:.Qforge,Mo�'-ell* of lugersull, Oni.,!%)'bi|ri|lnr,''who, broke � Jail hero wh^e* awttUIoi' f^en-louce on a convlctldn M''.yr~9t;'later captured lu KltcJi^yM^i^ wai^,''t^^^ sentenced hy PotlQe.(iM^ilj>tfata!: Qray-don cto seven years in'}||jn(wfou;:i^" - fl 4i MORAIEOFALL 1 Premier Clemen^eau Returnai From Visit to Belgian and , \t British Fronts Paris, Feb. 26.-Premier -Clemen* > ceau, who returned to Paris last uigbtv ; from tt 2-day visit to the Belgian; av British and Portughese fronts, said to� day to a representative ot tbe Matla: ^ "My Impression was an oxcelleni;'ft; one, I passed all Sunday on the Bcl Kian front. It Is three ye&rs since I^-; last saw the Belgian nrtgy, I had the pleasure of seeing how high Us�|ei:| \J4 TO AtJ) U. S. FARMERi W��hi'ngt�n, F�b/26.~^ffr hayt\epngresB appropriHa 009,000 \o fInimee farmtni purchase of aasd, virtually today whsn the houitliiaFlei �ommltte� vote* n'ot-'-tOfr-*--* bUIJP the h,ouss,,1"l�l iS Hy ,R�prfMM^t|y I duct t > ..A . J 3 Nortli. Dakota ?3?293 22 7625 18535686 43 ;