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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK XI. LKTilBHIDGK, ALBERTA. Tl'KSDAY. FKBIU'AIVY 2(1. l'MH MMBEB (!.") ------------------------1-.-JC---^----------!- WILL INVESTIGATE THE EDMONTON FIRE Many Hundreds of Men Have Been Engaged in the Recent Raids by the French HUNS KEEPING THEIR BIG ARMIES BACK OF LINES French Grand Headquarters. Fob. 2f>. -�i My tho Assooiistwl Press).-Trench raids along the French front have increased in intensity during the last month to such an extent that they have become, in some instances, battles in �which thousands of men have been engaged and' hundreds of prisoners taken. The artillery is throwing unheard of quantities of she!!?. The objects of the raids vary widely. .Sometimes a raid is undertaken in order to identify enemy units, and at other Mines to improve the lines or rapture observation points hldmoiitoti. Fob. 2i>.-Arrangements were made thin afternoon for a Judicial Investigation into the big fire of Sunday.when tho Maryland Hotel and the Lines-Drake garage were burned. It .will be conducted by Justice Walsh and will begin ou Wednesday. Council Capitulates Edmonton, Feb. Zi>.-After representatives of tho allied trader, unions had withdrawn from the city council meeting this afternoon with the avow-, ed intention of recommending a general strike in Edmonton on Tuesday morning, the council capitulated to all tho unlonB* demands. Accede Finally To Orders of District 18 Officials and , End the Strike Bombard Own Wires-Raid On ' Canadians Ends in Failure Canadian Army Headquarters, i'>b. 2G.- I Cinadiau Overseas Correspondent!.-The week-end was characterized by the failure of another Herman attempt to raid our lines and a visit to the Canadian linos by Sir Douglas Haig. The enemy attack which was \gain a j launched here against our front north raid may be made to destroy the ene-; of Lens was broken up by one of our AT FIRST REFUSED TO OBEY ORDERS FROM THE OFFICIALS From Are ng to Humblest ow on Food Rations London, Feb. 2ti.-Tli't compulsory necessity arises to any staple food- rationing of meat, butter and margarine, t'o the popular.', from the, king to the humblest �'itize.'i, began yesterday in London and some of the counties of l-higlaud, aggregating mere than 10,-0(10,000 persons. In four weeks tho rationing of meat, will become general throughout the country, -and four or five weeks later a national rationing scheme which can be applied as the stuffs also will be in force Although the departure i.s described as perhaps tho greatest social revolution in the history of Kngland, tho people -accepted it, w.ihtout complaint and in many cases welcomed it. as ending the necessity for standing in long lines at markets and stores awaiting their turn, rich and poor alike, to secure supplies. Calgary, Feb. an.-In pursuance of the decision' re.iched .Monday night, the workers in the Drumheller mines outside the Kusedale mine went back to work this morning. They will rem'.tin at work for uc'1, 1 he wlrelc Corman-s were in strongly fortified j wounded. jth*t an adverse vote had been taken!"T "frfon,s r f" ' '*"�" ; Tin's citv, todav are in flood as a result lines which they had held since Decern. I As a result of the failure of his raid? i turning down the instructions of the n ,nam nau *�> ��'"� ll(,m salurt.,a> : ,r the heave downpour of rain during her, 11114. The enemy positions wereN and the marked success of our raiding | district convention to at ouce return nlgla un . atlc!'v"':""" voo,r-"'- � l() work. I day morning. All , Amsterdam, Feb. 2ti.-The operations of the central powers in the east. Chancellor Von Hertling said, in the Reichstag, were being carried out with tlie sole aim of securing the fruits of the peace with Kkraine. Tho chancellor asserted the central powers had freed Poland with the intention of calling an independent state into existence. "The prospect, of peace on the .whole eastern front is now within practical roach. The world, espeeailly the nen-Toronto, Feb. 2i'i.-Colder weather | world, is asking if tho gate is, not with result-ant freezing up of wayward | open to a general-peace. But France, waters brought relief to flood stricken ' Great Britain and Italy still, it seems, areas in various part.-: of- lower On-j are completely unwilling to listen to Ithe voice of reason and humanity. "From the beginning the entente has pursued ;i� course of conquest. It is fighting for the delivery of Alsace-Lorraine to France, 1 can add nothing ing Great Damage Now- Dam Breaks The Don Floods i Toronto. Kelt. 2fi. -- The Dun told J Humber rivers, the l'or:-ner running Nobody 1 !!".*onfJl lh*, h??1 ?f. I,'!.0 .f^!t,:ivi- 11 r. wn ill ill I- ill nun limine I tie yeste TROUBLES OF HUNS JUST BEGINNING IN RUSSIA NOW bombarded beyond recognition, and placed in -such condition as to hinder German operations. Big Forces In Rear Xaarly everywhere tho enemy front lines are held lightly and the main bodies! of troops ho kept so far in the rear that occasionally the Preach have reached the third and even the fourth line with flight resistance. Tliis is "the reason for the generally small number of prisoners, but In Lorraine the Germans were caught napping last week and tho haul of captured was large, being more than 400. In addit ten t.) these big raids there havo been innumerable smaller ones which havo not been mentioned Inch's 'official statement*. Those have been carried out by mere squads who- usually bring ba�k a number of prisoners. during the last ten days, the showing. Increasing nervous- parties enemy ness, bomba.rdin'g ills own wire and maintaining an increasingly heavy fro on No Man's I mud during the night. The morale, of tjie Candlau corps was never better. the bravery *?loc 11 Icr^l term of h1 JISTRATI Hope For Hearty Co-Operation Of The People Of Canada . INTERFERE IN SIBERIA .Reported To Be Preparing To Go To Aid of Cossack Women Harbin, Fob. 20.- (Delayed) -- The .Tapanese, according to reliable authority, intend to take action In Siberia,  t. an early date, and there are evidences that they have long boen preparing to carry out this move. . The situation In Siberia is considered extremely grave owing to tho inability of the Cossack General Semouoff, head of the antl-Bolshevikl movement In that vast territory, to Becure alliad support, for which ho has appealed to the Japanese.' Two thousand Germans have arrived and are drilling at Irkutsk, capital of tho government of that 7iame, In eastern Siberia. The Germans are making preparations to bring in a much larger force. Ottawa, Feb. 26.-A preliminary organization meeting of the Canada registration board was held at 10 o'clock this -morning, Hon. G. D. Robertson presiding.' . , Senator Robertson stated that, he and his colleagues anticipated the hearty cooperation of the people of Canada, and particularly of the labor interests of the country In carrying out the task before themv-the registering of the man and woman power of tho Dominion. Tho fabor interests, he pointed out, at their recent, conference witli the government, fully approved of the government's proposal to take an inventory of the man power of Canada for the purpose of making our war effort aB efficient as possible, and the board is confident that the labor interests of Canada will do all in their power to assist, and expedite this work. The members of the Canada registration board are serving in an honorary capacity. - "Will Have Control of Campaign To Register All Men and Leader TAMP Ottawa, Feb. 25.-A sub-committee of the war committee of the cabinet to be known as the Canada registration board lias been constituted by an order in council passed "today to give effect, to tho government's declared policy of moblllxing the resources of the nation for the proopcptloTi of the war. Tho aim is to provide a maximum contribution in men, foodstuffs, moneys and ships. The order In council recites, that In order to give effect to this policy it will be necessary to| havo made an accurate and complete inventory of the man and woman power of the country and this can only be secured by a system of compulsory registration applicable to persons over 16 years of age. Tho. personnel of the hoard will be: Hou. G. D. Robertson, chairman; F. B. McCurdy, MT., Halifax; Mrs. A. Plumtrpe. jorrthlo; G. M. Murray, Toronto; B- II. Quirk. .Montreal; Tom Moore, Niagara Falls, Out. 13. L, Newcombe, K.C.. as chairman of the military service counc'l, and J Wasliingtoiir- Poh. 26.-One American was killed and'three wero wounded in an attack by Mexican- bandits on an oil boat at Tampico last Wednesday. Edgar House, a paymaster for the Texas OU Company, was lulled. The wounded were J. H. Mennetl, Dr. Brisbane, an employee of tho island Oil and Transport Company and a man named Prather. Efforts to retake the oil field about Tampico trom Manuel Palaez have been resumed by the Carranza trdttps with some success. TRANSFER AFFAIRES Victoria, B. C, Feb. 26.-D'Arcy Tato, vice-president of the Pacific Great Rastern Railway Company, who has been absent from the city, has come here to arrange about turning over the affairs of the company to the government and will consult vtlth Hon. John Oliver in regard to the arrangements to b� made. REPULSE RAID London, Feb. m.-"a hostile attempt during the night to raid one of our saps south of the Arrao-Cambrai road was driven off by rifle fire," says today's official war office report. "Else-Vhore there was nothing of special interest to report." A delegation of the convention, comprising International Hoard Member StoeUi. and Delegates Susuer, Periot, Kent and Thompson, (he latter two from the Drumheller field, was appointed to go by first train to Drumheller to assist Vice-President Christopher in bringing the rebellious men into accord with the laws of the United Mine Worker.-; of America, and they lvjd prepared to take the train this evening. ,/ Just before their intended departure, Secretary Hrown .was culled to the phone, and received the most welcome news, -that at. amother meeting today the men tip i:i thai, field had voted again, and decided by a more than two to one. vote to return to work tomorrow morning. This was nwt welcome news to the whole delegation, and tin; committee appointed to go to Dnnnhellcr is."re-mainCng here to complete the work of the convention. � Routine business was the order of-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 tT. M. W. of A. TheMeiegates attending the convention from the Drmuheller field, though having made a strenuous fight to Iravo the district stand by the men in the position, finally gave way to the unanimous decision of the convention and are lending their aid in an effort to get the men hack, two of them joining the other officers in the effort. A Banquet A banquet was tendered the dole-gates by the proprietor of the Northern Hotel, where most of them are staying, last night and a most enjoyable time, .in which matters pertaining to the good of the organization, mingled with pleasurable, enjoyment of the elegant feast set before them. of the crew of the r sisted b>\Mi few momenta later , oi ">e streets are two feet, under j 2b others, clinging to the smolcin" i water- rho Tl�'ay trucks were so room roof were similarly engulfed. Thirty-two of those who escaped , were huddled in the wireless room that ! ww senf �""oiind that route to Lon-wlthEtood the inu and others main- j tlun- tallied a place a; refuge in the (orecas- \ HEAVY FLOODS tie bv re-building a barricade when-! London, Out.. Feb. 2>1. -Heavy damages from floods in London and other districts were reported last night. I badly flooded (hat all Grand Trunk i trains had to hack up to Paris and in English Language Only ever tlie waves battered in the door. The only one of those caught below decks who was saved was John Klely of this city, whj took refuge in the upper berth of his stateroom. 92 PER CENT OF VOTES FOR GOVT. CANDIDATES THE ALLIES IN FOOD Great Task Ahead of This Nation in Increasing Production Winnipeg. Feb. 2G.-Canada is faced with the responsibility of keeping the troops of tho allies in the field ip the fight for tho liberty of the world and unless Canada rises to the. responsibility her allies will be in danger of starvation. This announcement was made to the Manitoba legislature last night by Hon. T. H. Johnson, minister of public works, who has just returned from the conference of provincial representatives with the federal authorities in Ottawa. Mr. Johnson told the house that tho time for frankness, had come. �E IS HANGED Winnipeg, Feb. 26.-Thomas Fletob-er, 23, farm hand, was hanged in the jail yard at Portage La Prairie- tills morning for the murder of Gord'on U McGregor as director of aeHcul-, , ten VMr .>Id boy, on a lural labor, wlllbe ex-officio members 1 � of the board. The governor-iii-council 'may from time to time add to its membership. j farm at Carberry, Man., I 1911 on April 11, RADICALS DEFEATED Madrid, Feb. 25.-The election returns are still very incomplete, earliest  indications, however, pointing to the defeat of the Soc-.-An analysis of the military 'vote in the Dominion elections polled in France, shows n, total votAOi' 101,2."il, including the ballots of soldiers rejected in constituencies where candidates were not endorsed and for other reasons. Of the vote cart SS.ITi'i were for government candidates, C.,71 i for opposition candidates and ballots rejected number 6,382. No less than !12.8!i per cent of the accepted ballots were marked for govern-� ment candidates. military Weals no# justified Montreal, Feb. 26.-Out of forty thousand appeals msiffe by the military In trie Montreal exemption courts less than ten per cent were well-founded, Jus-ice Lafontaine-stated this morning. His Lordship was roused to make this statement by the case of an obviously unfit man who came before him. CAN. FISHING VESSELS TO ENTER U.S. PORTS Washington, Feb. 25.-iW tlithe ap-prival of President Wilson, Secretary of Commerce Redfield ha� issued orders to customs collectors to allow Canadian fishing vessels' to enter ami clear between American ports and the fishing banks. Reciprocal privileges have been asked of Canada for Ameri-ir Vess Fernio. U. (.'.. Feb. 2ti.-Five resolutions were presented to the United Mine. Workers convention from different local unions suggesting the re-esrabllshment of tlie "District Ledger." the official organ of the United Mine Workers in this district, publication of which was suspended over two years ago on account of the inability to operate except at a large financial loss. The discussion in this regard covered the financial side as well as the educational value and moral effects of ah official publication upon the members of the organization, and while the cost of maintenance was very high, it was argued the benefit could more than make up for the heavy financial burden." It was decided to re-open this publication to be in the English language^.only. Washington, Feb. 26.-The state department was advised by Ambassador Francis today that yesterday the German army was only eight hours' march from Petro-grad and that he was preparing to leave the Russian capital with his staff. TAKE PSKOV London, Feb. 26.-Pskov, 17S miles touthwest 'of Petrograd has been re-captured by the Bolshevik) 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. 25.-The German forces have occupied Reval after an engagement with the Russians. The Germans have also captured Pskov, about 160 miles aouth� west of Petrograd. 4 No Reply Yet London, Feb. 26.-An official Iluss\ ian statement sent out. by wireless yesterday announced that, no reply had been received from Germany to the Russian communication accepting; the German peace conditions the announcement which was signed by Premier Lenine mid Foreign Minister, Trotzky again inquired when a reply would be given and hostilities ceaie. Troubles Just Beginning, London, Feb. 26- Signing of a RussoGerman peace will not be the . final solution of the German problems on her eastern frontier and the final1 settlenntnt will come when the people of Courland, Kstlionia. Livonia and Poland take matters into their own hands, according, to M. Kameneff, one of the Bolsheviki delegates ' to the Brcst-Litovsk negotiations, in an Interview in the Daily News. The ambassador said he was convinced the Germans would be unable to import food from the Ukraine be-' cause tiie people there would prevent the Rada from fulfilling the promise given Germany. German occupation of Petrograd, M. Kaminoff added, would not be enough to restore the monarchy. An at� tempt at restoration would entail fighting in every town and village for tho peasants and workers were well aware that a restoration would involve the loss of their laud and political rightB, Capture Town , Berlin, Feb. 26.-General Von .Lin-sengen's forces, operating In Volhyn-ia, have captured the town of Kolen-kowitz, after a battle, tne German staff announced today. Claims To Have Sunk 11 Ships and Captured Much Valuable Material can fishing vessels Berlin, Feb. 2S.-An official communication issued today says: "The auxiliary cruiser Wolf has returned homo after a fifteen months trip in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. "The kaisrr has telegraphed his welcome to the commander and conferred the order Pour Lo Merite together with a number of Iron Crosses on tho officers and crew." It is reported tho Wolf sunk eleven ships and brought homo, more than 400 members of tlie crews of vessels, besides some guns captured from armed steamers and great quantities j of valuable * raw materials, such as' rubber, copper, brass, zinc, and copra, valued at several million marks. RAIDS ON VENICE, Rome, Feb. 25.-During air raids Sunday night, a semi-official announcement says, enemyt airplanes dropped 27 bombs cn inhabited places at Venice, thirty on Mestre and five on Castelf-ranco. Two persons were killed and 9 injured at Venice and three killed at Mestre. All were civilians. The material damage was slight. ' NEW CHINESE PREMIER Pekln, Feb. 2(1.-Chin Nun Hsun. minister of the interior, has been appointed premier in place of Wang Chin chen who had been grantod a leave of absence. , WAS A SUICIDE Amsterdam. Feb. 26.-The Grand Duke of Mecklciiberg-Strelitz, whose death was announced in a dispatch from New Strelitj:. committed suicide, according to the Berlin Lokal An/.eig-er. His body was found in a small lake, witli a gunshot wottnd in the breast. WERE CORNERING WOOL New York/Pen. 26.-Alleged to be agents ill ttfe United States for Herman interests who have been seeking to- corner tlie world's wool market, Eugene Schwerdt, wealthy wool mor-chant of New York and Boston, was arrested he|p yesterday as an alien enemy and will be interned. WEATHER High ..... Low ...... Forecast: Fair and mild. 32 2'r T. ON VENEREAL DISEASE Toronto, Feb. 26.-Hon. I. B. Lucas in the legislature yesterday afternoon, introduced a resolution drafted along the lines suggested by Dr. Higgins' report for the prevention >of venereal diseases. Two outstanding features of the bill were that any one under arrest, might be examined tor- Venereal disease, treated therefor, restricted as to conduct, and if the medical health officer had reason to suspect that a person was a danger to the community he might require the production of a certificate from a medical man that, the person in question is not infected and if he were found infected the medical officer is given authority to take all �ftasonable steps to prevent contagion. Any hospital receiving aid from the province might be required to provide for examination and free treatment of venereal patients. TWENTY-THREEDtVORGE CASES FOR THE SENATE Ottawa, Feb. 2H.-Twenty-three divorce eases are down for hearing on the recants of the divorce committee of the senate and the private bills committee of the house of commons at tho upproaching session of parliament. This is about the usual number. The cases are practically all from cWarlo mid the western provinces. Other private bills of whloil notice Ua� been given promise to be light. GETS SEVEN YEARS London, Out.. Feb. 26.-George Mor-ell� of Ingersoll, Out., a burglar, who broke jail here while awaiting sentence on a conviction and was later captured in Kitchener, was today sentenced by Police Magistrate Gray-don to seven years In Kingston. Premier Clemenceau Returns From Visit to Belgian and British Fronts Paris, Feb. 26.-Premier Clemenceau, who returned to Paris last night from a 2-day visit to the Belgian, British and Portuguese fronts, said to> day to a representative of the Matin: "My impression was an excellent one. I passed alt Sunday on the Belgian front. It is three years since I, last saw the Belgian army, I had the pleasure of seeing how high Its morale is. The army has* been completely made over and is resolved to defend to the death the little remaining corner of its/country. "In tho morning and afternoon I visited the Portuguese and British fronts. The Portuguese troops suffer a good deal from the biting wind blowing from the dunes and swamps. In a few weeks fine weather will set m and the valiant little Portuguese army will be able to repeat the exploits it accomplished elsewhere. "As to the British armies I cafinot sufficiently praise their bearing and-morale. Kverywhere the defensive organizations are in admirable order. Our friends wait with phlegmatic dm-patience the formidable shock announced by the Germans, which, according to them caunot now be long in coming. I wish particularly to emphasize the perfect harmony which exists between the entente allie* head., quarters." TO AI.D U. S. FARMERS Washington, Feb. 26.-Efforts to. have congress appropriate $50,. 000,000 'to finance farmers in the purchase of seed, virtually failed today when the house agriculture committee voted not to report the bi.ll tp the house. It was introduced by Representative Baer �f North Dakota- 977293 8812 03553775 ;