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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI' WEDNESDAY, FEBRIIAHY 27. 1�18 . NUMBER 60 Dri^Stanley. and Mrs. McKin-ney Discuss These in Debate oiv Speech from Throne MUST SAFEGUARD JEALTH AND MORALS MORE SECURELY (Special, to thu nernW) .ECdmonton, Fob. l!6.-The necessity lur being .prepared to make proper Drovlslon tor the returning goldlers is Premleir Stowftrt doclnrod in the de bate on Jhe address in the house this ufternbo'iif the reason why thcgovern-montthls session la ciittlng ^lubllc ox-pendlluro to the very limit. Certain ' (ndlspenslble expenditures must bo Incurred in the maintenance ot roads, and buildings, and In the constt'uctibn; ot new highways where they are absolutely necessary. But beyond this the governnient^wlll liot emhar-k In any undertakings Involving largo oxpeiidlturea of money. . The legislature^ resumed at three o'clockafterjin'. adjournment ot some weeks to porjqlt .the Premier to attend at Ottawa.the epnlerences ot tho premier^, and the Federal cabinet. Tho first speaker jin the continued do-bate on the address was George Hoad-ley, Okotoks, the leader of the opposition who' was followed by Premier Stewart. - The other speakers wero Capt. Uobert Pearsou, Mrs. McKlnney, Clnresholm; and Dr. Stanley, High lliver. \-' ^, � .Mr- Hoadley Mr; Hoadley' rofcrred to 'the great loss the'; hbusd had sustained In the iieath of Lieut. Stauffer. who had been  deputy speaki^r.atid expressed appreciation of tho services of all who had gdnb overseas.. In this connection jje urged the Importance ot the: conserving not oiily; the energy of thenatlpi),' buf^f the- Indlvl'dvinl for the great pur-pose!i.'ttt�yj:had lii'vlew In the present war." vCjjjjJt^oni'nK upon the proposed . meaBBra'tir'elvll sorvico .reform., hc lemarlced that. In view of tho.uttliaudc . ot '^e^'opposltibn iM,i^the iiast, it was >innecessarV..;'tlie provlnolal and DorainlonV govofnmentB.-and he em-\ iibaaized.^that th'e motive behind any >: i Mheme. ol readjustment should be the 'j placing otneftchi man In the place he Vw�abB8t>;flttbd'to fill. He strongly condemiieir'thej.suggestion that t9 the . voldiers t^hpuid/be relegated the land  thro'wn aside by.iihe; settlers, , ' Vbat A^ould nof'bo giving tliem a square dea|.'j^aV.//tfi^o,uld (bp detrimental'to \\ goyjtifiingi^n,^'' it  oritlolsm should C. A. CptTertRE|.L Who has been transferred � from the .auperlntendoncy of : {he, Iiethbrl(}go division of .the C.P.R, tb. the Medicine' Hat_ division.. ^- Germans Jtefuse Irmistice to the Russians; Co|tinue Their Invasion Serious.Disturbances Occur in Southern Counties-Govt. May Step In ClWREIl TOGOWEM iias Been Traiiaferred To Head > of Important Main Liiie Division London, Feb. 26.-The outbreak of lawlessness in county Clare, Ireland, It Is announced officljiiiy, rendered necessary Sunday the sending of additional troops to the county to assist the police. County Clare has been declared a special area under the Defence of the Realm Act. NEED FIRM MEASURES � London, Feb. 26.-Recent statements in London newspapers of all shades of belief that lawless-nesif was spreading alarminBly in the west and south of Ireland were supplemented today by the Times Dublin correspondent, who sa'ys the government will have to take prompt action and firm steps at repression. ' , Serious Situation London, Feb. 27.-Much prominence is given the situation in Ireland by the moniing newspapers with the of- Germans' tinue Their March to the Capital and Embassy Staffs Fffepare to Leave-Orders Given to Russians to Resist the Advance to the Finish, xBorlln, eb. ST.-G(!iinaii troops ad-viincing north of Doipot yesterday ruptured two Russ'an rfiglments as they were retreating, tlic German general fltaff announced totlay Refuse Armistice ' Potrbgrad, Feb. 2(;.-(Brliiah admiralty, per "wireless Press)-Germany ha.s forjnally refused to Rrunt an armistice and German detachmcnts/con-tinufc to advance, sayii official statement Issued today. Liiga Occupied * London, Feb. 2,7.-I.ii^ja, half way between Pskov and Potrognid, has bfeen occupied by llu^ Germans, according to an unconfiimnd rumor, Keuter dispatch fron; I'elrogmd says. A number ot Briti.sli subjects hsye loft Petrograd fpr honifi. The emimssy still remalns.in Petrogratl. The BolshevikI continue extremely busy, enrolling men. Kathering and shipping arras ail (lsvif5plips and in other defense actlviiicp. A dispatch from Moscow says, Uiat seventy thousand revoliitionairy troops liave been sent from Moscovir: toward Bologol. Wilt DefiJind Revolution -London, Feb; 27.-Tlio Russian rev-olutlori'will defend itself against Germany, says an official Russian state niont sent out by wireless .lud which ficlul announcement that troops have, been .sent to assist the police in Coun-! announces that Germany has refused FORECASTS A HUGE IMMIGRATION FROM U. S. Toronto, Feb. 27.-Howar(4 Elliott of St. 'Paul, whose company obtained a contract from the C. N. R. to colonize land In Saskatchewan some years ago, declared at the C. N. R. arbitration that the volume of American Immigration Into the western provinces after the war will reach large propor^ons. YETS. VOTE DOWa\ .STRONGER BEERrPLAN ty Clare. � Variovisacts of lawlessness are reported. Some correspondents assert that to grant an armistice. "Resistance-�othwh^n Is^th6:keynbt4i bt mll'-transp^tatlon. Supt. -CotterJ^U cHQie to LdUihi^dge April 1st, 1916, ftojM Vancouver,; where he held a' 'Jstinilar vositibn, following Aotihg-S.upt; McArthur, herein During the two years heliias been Ifi charge of the Leth%rldge embracing approximately (iOO-miles of road, hfi has wron his way with' Uiejpiibllc, and, in the case at the emploj^eas of th division who have heen 'under ihis supervision "C. A. C' h�3 oioine: to mean a square deal at everyeen done, however, and the L�thbridge dlvisloa is considered to be in a hjjgh state of efficiency. An Operating Record It is -in the roperattng field, htowovor, that Supt. Cotterell has had his I greatest opportunity andJt is here that he Ivas ifu>re;tlian "made good." it is an acknowledge^: fact that on .fow dlvi- unrest Is increasing in the west and olutlon, brave,, heroic, obstinate and south of Ireland and that the situation Is getting beyond conti-ol. On tho other hand, the Dally Xews. whoso Dublin correspondent the other day reported the situation In the west and south, as alarming, prints-a dispatch from Limerick that there is no cause for alarm. It adds that arrangements have been made to meet w'lth any trouble and that reports ot disorder are exaggerated. Tho^ositlon^of Mr. H. E. Duko, chief secretary for Ireland, is the chief,sub-ject for many rumors. The Dublin correspondent ot the Daily Express rsends a report that he has resigned^ I Lieut. Edwin Skelton Gives His Life-Was Here For Six Months , -A-^- � �Lieut. Edwin K. Skelton, who was In' LethhridEo for six months cs Jin officer In the 78Ui Battery, and^ went oversea^ with a draft and later joined the Royal FJying Corps,'has been kill ed. He wont to Franco In December and was reported missing 'In January, and the parents In Montreal hayo re^ ceived ,word now that he was killed. He was known to quite a .few people hero, though his stay in the city was.short. WOMEN AND CHILDREN i TRAMPLED TO DSATH (ConUniied oa>Fage 3). London,'Feb. 27.-l^the collapse - of the Chinese public stands at the Hong Keno Jockey, club race* Tuesday-one'hundred^omen and' children - were trampled - to death, according to a- Reuter dispatch f^om- Hong Kong. Fire-e Dlstrtbt tedsor were thefU'stontl�e;'0xiff^bevlI)i�ti,v;apd�itrrl^nfe{Diwnl�C9avwU^ published, in Fornie, but arrangpments were porCoclcd for the purpose of re^ moving the plant to some othei^ point in the district If such a move is deenir ed advisable. " ; The present laws governing tlioaip-pointraent of mine inspectors tpok.up considerable, time, the delegates bein^ PB^ltive that some; radloal change in tl��t 4ireotlon 'V*'^s neoossaTy for tl�e protection of the lives ot, minors, as well as Uie protection of miners In their ^vorklnspo3^tl(�n8. ' ' j- A resolution ouUnlna);lng out of two or three from-different'locals was fta-ally adopted by a'uuanlm'ous voto, asking A change.In-tliopoal Minos Regulation act which would remove the word 'fworlclng miner" (ram thO'iaiot, th.ei'eby .permitting practical miners of experience, who umy bo actilng-as sec retary, or. In other tapaolt^ not lit con-itrol of t'he:operatdr, to act on.^as.comi niittees, or'tis local exniiilnerB, a t]ilng wlildi ,tho .wprd w,orKlng,; now prevent-ed whonqver* tUQ' .muinagoment' ,of.y a* mine so desired. ' - , Mlnf) Inspector* Along this same lino was that phrt; ot tho. report aappted\ Willi* (a^^stoi;' pitiless resistdnce Every position, every >ailwoy station, ovory locomotive must be detenrtej. Every possible obstacle must bi; put in the way of the enemy," sdys tho (leclar.ition. "We will bar the routes by everything - wo can JpterpoLic as obstacles. This, ot the moment, is Uie principal task of the heroic Pttiograd proletariat and Its revolutionary staff. But at thp same tlmB?#c must act In such a manuor, that. ;.tl Ocrman generals may declare thes^ecognlze the authority of the cii�an�Bs, not only^in Petrograd, butv'thibnglioHt the whole country, north; aonth and oii both'^des of the UraTsa;iiere..military prpffiehade,V-*'M*wiirprove- to them that they will have to disperse them selves all over Hii.^sia before they can reach and crush the authority of the councils. ' Changed Hands Several Times . London. Feb. 27.-It Is uncertain whether the Germans or the lljissians how hold -Pskov. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd under Tuesday's date, but bearing no time, says that the Uolshevikl announce Pskov'has been re-captiired. Ail reports confirm the earlier statement thatlPskov frequentlychanged hands.  Another dispatch says that Borisott sixty miles northeast ot Minsk, has been captured by the Germans and that.Orsha und Smolensk; northeast of Minsk, are being evacuated. Fighting at Rostov on the Dbn censed Monday nigjit. Tho Coss.icks retired, and are being pursued by BolshevikI forces. Gen. Nasaroff, the. Cossack leader, has been arrested by BolshevikI trodps who are now attacking Novo Terack, whlph is resisting strongly. - The newspaper Nash Viek of Petrograd,- a Router's dispatch saysi declares that when tho Cfermans wore seven verets from Reval they sent emissaries to the town who announced that. In .view of the declaration of Ethonian indepeudonco, the ^Germans, were coming as guests not as couaue: ors. . Ordered to Advance London, Feb. 27-In a dispatch fllod4 at Petrogi'ad yestorda'y, a correspon-dont'ot tho.Exchuiigo Telegraph Com-phny says that Germans operating in the region of Pskov inquired ot the German general, Hoffmann, whether, in viewof Russla.'s accoptanoe of the Gorman peace terms, they\ should continue to advance. Gen, Hoffmann, the dispatch says, replied.in tfte attirma-tlfre. � � Esthonlan Independence London, Feb. 27.-The muniolpalRy oti-Reval, captured Monday by Uie GennaiTs, has published a inia.ntIV:3to declaring the independeuco of Estlion-ia,. according to an Exchange Tete-graph"^ company dispatch from Petrograd; \13sthonIa Is declared a nputnal state land a provisionals government of dtlzons has prohibited participation in-tho B'USSoGerman war, .-Property con-nscaited by the BolshevikI wlll>be returned Imraodlntely to the former owners.'; Government troops,In Finland, it Is added, have mrrested Madomie K^llan-tfty, Bolsliovlkl minister ot public wel. tare,: larad other members of the BolshevikI delegotlon 'sent; nbroad to organise, an'iintoriiatlonal Socialistic con-ferencei Little Opposition "London, Feb. 27.-If'speclal dispatches, from Petrograd guage r'accurately the situation there, the German^ likely a^-o to find llttlovdifficuUy In ocoupy-Irtg'thb: olty Avith trained troops. Russian-spldlera fiulte frankly-rofuse to fight and 'say; "We have had enough of fighting. If the Germans coino, lei thera take us." There is a sttffer attitude among tho workmen from wliom, it at all, resist: ancB to the Gtfrmang must coihe. Even titough for laclc of training the resist-once should prove of lltllo value, they are said to be enrolling with enthusiasm la response to the call ot tho BolshevikI lea^lors. Tho correspondent of tho Dally News, writing Sunday, says: "Russian ti-oop-i almost without ex ception, have vefused flatly to fight. A division which waa supposed to be defbndinr-Narva hag arrived at Gat-china. Knsign Krylenko protested. Thoy replied they did not Intend to fight. "Imniedlatoly the first few German troops appeared the Jlussian peasant soldiers, who. being peasants, not Industrialists, were interested merely in the land question and care nothing for tho revolution, staned eastward In an uncontrollablo wave, threivtenlng Lo sack all the towns on the way. Tli|6 Russian army was (io.cninny'3 stronfe-Dst weapon. In driving it toward Pet-rogriid they were driving a horde ot stajuipedihg cattle which would trample down everything in its waj-. Tlie revolutionary workmen could have put up a real fight against the aermnns, but they could do nothing against tho Russian army; which must disappe^ir before the revolution can begin to create any refiT mlUt^i-y force for itself. The workmen of the towns are eager to fight." Toronto, Feb. 27.-The request of the Greater Labor party for the co-operation of the Great War Veterans' association In an effort to' pjiice more alcoljol In beer was /turned down at the meeting of^^he ' association last night. It was felt that if the veterans bacl man speech Is judged here by German acts. All details ot the new war against: helpless Russia rob aeftnan statesmen ot their stock In trade-their pleiv that Germany Is waging a war ot sell:, defense. French Opinion Paris. Feb. 27.-The French press -generally considers Von Hertllni^'s speech simply as a-continuation of^ German efforts to create difterencea-between tiie entente allies. ' . �American Opinion Waslilngton, Feb. 27. - Count 'Vou Hertiing's speech In tho relchstog, yes-terdoy, continuing tho discussion ot, the war alms of the belligerents,- lias' not changed tlie situation, In the opinion ot high otElclals here. Instead of � marking an advance toward peace it is regarded ratlier as doliberatoly cal- > cuUlted to strengtlien the handa oi:. the Germajk ouiUtaristic piarty by; en- . deavoring to convince the Gorman'pro-lotariat ot the Impracticable nature ot President Wilson's aims as disclosed In his last address to coneross on Feb-' rttary IX. , ^There"wlll bo no imfiiedJate torm%I ' comment upon this latest contribution.^: to the debate ott A War Speech Paris, Feb, 2".-The consensus; of � opinion in ottlcM and 'diplomatic ^'clr- -cles concerning Count 'Von Hertllng's speech Is that it Is "a war fi.pcec}i;' ; not "a peace speech." A.high official ot the forelga oiXice Intorins the As-  belated Press tbiat the aims of You, Hertllng's speech were.three told. First, be desired to oreate a diviafon ' between tb allies, Mpectally between the Anglo-Saxon group and the I�tln : group. . Second, wanted tp.sttmu- :: late peace talk lA allied aitd neutral countries inan eMort to bring about .v another "BreBt-UtovsIc." Tblrd. :' and ttbroad tbat.nllttiiy oCtIeiate.dat, v not rule in Germany, but (hat tbe dlp^ ' lomats- and poltticiana bur* d* uppec > baud. �" ^1 .41 MILITARYSiniAlN IN QUEBEC CPINI}. Ottawa, Feb. 27. - tbo miUtery alt'j? courts In military district number;^;.' five (Quebec City district). Ot tltes^ , 184 were granted oxomptlon;, 51 wpre^^^^f*" refused .exemption;. 46 obtained tem,-,-;# GREAT WORK OP THE BRtTISH AlgME^ London, peb. 26.-:8eyahty.>flve enemy aircraft were/bro^ghitdowh' 'by the Royal Flying Corps .on tHa S weatern front from;Fjibruar/il'to ^' bombardment, Qarnftan';^i!ooi�a,'il��j,.;ft; the> Champagno' '.laiftnigbV' r tem pted  to ,recaptur((fM�|SiM4 recently ta|