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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta - k 4 / (.' VOLUME XI.' LKTHimilHil-:. ALBERTA. WKDNKSOAY. FKB1UARY 27. 1�M8 PUBLIC HEALTH TOPICS r' .* Stanley an d Mrs. McKin- ney Discuss These in Debate on Speech from Throne MUST SAFEGUARD HEALTH AND MORALS MORE SECURELY 4 , t Germans eistice to the FORECASTS A HUGE IMMIGRATION FROM U. S. I nvasi o I I I G ermans Staffs :inue Their March to the Capital and hmb pare to Leave-Orders Given to Russians to .Resist the Advance to the Finish. assj I t Serious Disturbances Occur in Southern Counties-Govt. May Step In (Special to Hw.* Iferal'l) Kdmonton, Feb. UIS.-The necessity for being prepared to make proper provision for the returning soldiers is. Premier Stewart declared in the debute on the address in tiie house thin afternoon? the reason why the government this session is cutting public expenditure to the very limit. Certain indispensible expenditures must be incurred in the maintenance of roads, and buildings, and in the construction of new highways where they are absolutely necessary. But beyond this the government will not embark in any undertakings involving large expenditures of money. The legislature resumed at three o'clock after an adjournment of some weeks to permit the Premier to attend at. Ottawa the conferences of the premiers, and the Federal cabinet. The first speaker in 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 were Cap*. Kobert Pearson. McKinney, Clareshohn, and Di\ Stanley, Jlj^h ltiver. * Mr. Hoadley C. A. COTTERRELL Who has been transferred from the superinfendency of the Lethbridgc division of the C.P.H. to the Medicine Hat division. I C. A. COHERE!! I TO GO TO THE Has Been Transferred To Head of Important Main Division Line C. A. CnUerall. superintendent of the Lelhbridge division of the C.P.H., has been transferred to Medicine Mat as superintendent of that division, while Supt. Mcintosh has been transferred ) to Jjethbridge to take charge here. The Mr. Hoadley referred to the great loss the house had sustained in the death of Lieut. Stauffer. who had been deputy speaker, and expressed appreciation of the services of all who had gone overseas. In this connection he urged the importance of the conserving not only the energy of the nation, but "of the individual for the great purposes they had in view in the present war. ., measure of civil service reform he remarked that, in view of tho attitude j of the opposition in the past, it was unnecessary for him to say that they would.welcome a fair and square effort to deal with the questions.' They were ^lad that at least something of concrete and real benefit would he accomplished during: the life of the present session. On public health he saw the responsibility for the health of tho people, and preserving it, was absolutely and unalterably on the shoulders of the government. There was no possibility for the escape of the government of the onus if they passed bills that in operation were found ineffective, and force of circumstances would compel them to take drastic steps for the preservation Of therdiealth of the people. Approves of it Mr. Hoadley said he approved of the proposal to raise the Patriotic Fund by taxation, and said that had always boen, he thought, the policy of] the opposition in the house. Commending the government on the economy proposed he remarked that they would have every assistance from the opposition in the elimination of those unnecessary from the staffs of the different departments, but when they came to the question of economy in relation to road construction a difficulty arose in defining what was possible along those lines. If they did not offer the greatest facilities to the people tb get their produce to market they were adding to difficulties that already existed. . Therefore, he would urge upon the government a reconsideration cf their programme in this respect. Must Be Co-Operation. On the question of the re-e'stab!Uh-nient of .the soldiers in civil life, the leader of the opposition saw the beat" results could be obtained by co-opera-Uon between the provincial and Dominion governments, and ho emphasized that the motive behind any HCheme of readjustment should be the placing of each man in the place he was best fitted to fill. He strongly condemned the suggestion that to the soldiers should be relegated the land thrown aside by the settlers. That would not be giving them a square deal. There was plenty of land near the railways, and tho cities, and the soldiers should be dealt with in the spirit they had shown in going iorthHo tight the battles of the country. In regard to the workmen's compensation act he observed that the fact that such a measure would bo introduced snowed the necessity for it. As he does not desire to embarrass, anyone he would leave the subjec^ with that comment. Concluding Mr, Hoadley impressed Upon the government tho importance, of consulting men who had tbe confidence of the soldiers or the soldiers thomselves, and appointing soldiers on any hoard� that might be established in connection with their interests in the province. Premier Stewart Premier Stewart in replying said that the debate on the address was que in the fact that public matters mid not be discussed in anv acri-mqnious spirit. At the.same time he wo'uld say it would be detrimental to good government if criticism should announcement was made this morning anil Snpt. Cotterell leaves tomorrow night For Ms new home. Supt. Mcln- London, Feb. 26.-The outbreak of lawlessness in county Clare, Ireland, it is announced officially, rendered necessary Sunday the sending of additional troops to the county to assist the pol'ce. 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 lawlessness was spreading alarmingly in the west and south of it-eland were supplemented today by the Times Dublin correspondent, who says 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 morning newspapers with the official announcement that troops have i been sent io assist the police in County Clare. Various acts of lawlessness are reported. Some correspondents assert, thai-unrest is increasing in the west, and south of Ireland and that the situation is getting beyond control. On the other hand, tho Daily News, whoso Dublin correspondent the other day reported the situation in the west and south ns alarming, prinr.s a dispatch from Limerick that there is no cause for alarm. It adds that ar- rje-rlin, eh. �".--�*�! M.tn irjops advancing north of :>.�i;n't yesterday c-ipturod two Rus.--'. :i vi riments as they were retreating. i!h> German gcu-ck:1 -jtaff announce! io-by Refuse Armistice f Petrograd. Feb. 2ti. � - ii official statement issued today. Luga Occupied 1 Toronto, Feb. 27.-Howartj 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 proportions. VETS. VOTE DOWN STRONGER BEER- PLAN i ! Loudon. Fob. 27 I -hum If u n v | between Pskov and iv:ri)gr,(-J. lias i been occupied by /]:--. A dispatch  from Moscow says th.w -i-vcnty thous-j and revolutionary fV.wms have boen i sent from Moscow toward Hoiogol. i Will Defend Revolution London, Feb. 27.- T;ie it us si an revolution' will defend -if against Germany, says an officii 1 Kussian state-1 room, sent out by wireless and which announces that Germany has refused : to grant an armistuc. I "Resistance to the .T.eiuy tints he-' comes tiie principal task of the'revolution, brave, heroic. obstinate and pitiles.s resistance Kvery position, j every "railway station, very locomo-; Uve must bo rtefonile-i. Kvery poss-; ible obstacle must he- put in the way .� of the enemy," says the declaration. I "We will bar the 'out - by every-; thing we can hiterpo -e a;- obstacles, f | This, at the moment, is the principal task of the heroic Pitrograd prolelar- 13 ut uch "We have had enough of fighting. It" the Germans come, lei ihem take us." There is a sti:t'er attitu'Je among the workmen from whom, if at all. resistance to tho Germans must come. Kven though for lack of training' the resistance should urove of little value, they are said to he enrolling with enthusiasm in response to the call of the Bol-shevlki leaders. The correspondent of the Daily News, writing Sunday, says: "Russian troops almost without exception, ha.ve refused flatly to fight. A division whh-h . upi�osc!i to he lias arrived at Gat - i Krylenk/i ju'otesl ed. \ did not intend t.i Toronto, Feb. 27.-The request of the Greater Labor party for the co-operation of the Great War Veterans' association in an effort to place more alcohol in beer was /turned down at the meeting of*the ' association last night. It was felt that if the veterans backed up the labor party in this demand they would have the churches and ether powerful influences against them, Chancellor Hertling's Soft Remarks Fall On Deaf Ears In Allied Countries SPECTACLE OF THE RUSSIAN INVASION . BELIES THEIR WORDS defendins^ Narva china. Knsign Thev replied th> fight. "Immediately the firs! few German troops appeared the- Russian peasant soldiers, who. heiii� peasants, not. in- � dustrialists, were interested merely in J the land question and care nothing for j Tornedocd the revolution, staned eastward in ; � an uncontrollable wave, threatening' io \ There sack all the towns on the way. The I Russian army was Germany's strong-1 est weapon. In driving it toward Pet- j rograd they were driving a horde of stampeding cattle which would trample, down everything in its way. The revolutionary workmen could have put up a real fight against ihe Germans, j bm they could do nothing against the; Russian army, which must disappear before the revolution can begin *ro create any real military force for itself. The workmen of the towns are eager to fight." in Channel But Were No Patients on Board i ethb ridge Commenting upon the proposed ! lin� hiUl ueen received heretofore of the contemplated crrange. Public and employees oL the company, Uo>vever. \^iil he plea-sed to learn-.of the company's recognition of - Mr. Cotterell's ability ft�,a.railroad man who Is malting good in these days when efficiency is the keynote of rk.ll transportation. Supt. Cotterell came to Lethm;idge April 1st, 1916, from. Vancouver, where he held a similar position, following Acting-Supt. McArthur here. During the two years lie hjas been in charge of the I.ethbridge division, embracing approximately '100 miles of road, he has won his way with the public, and. in the case of the employees of the division who have been under his supervision "C. A. C." has oome to mean a square deal at every,turn, "lie knows ! the g!.i>me,'' is the way the railroader speaks of the superintendent, and in railroad parlance that means a lot. Cut Down Frank Grade During his term of toff ice there has not been a great deal of new work undertaken on tho division, but what has been undertaken has always been rapidly pushed to completion which is what counts with the,-men higher up. Mr. .Cotterell's success in attacking the Frank-Slide for the purpose of lowering the grade through the Crow's Nest Pass has won fbr him high recognition from railway engineers. During | his stay here the LethbrMge-Weyburu line has been extended from Foremost to Manyberrles and placed under operation. In the way of maintenance a great deal has been done, however, and the Lethbridge division is considered to be in a hjgh state of efficiency. An Operating Record Tl is in the operating field, however, that Supt. Cotterell has had his greatest opportunity and It is here that he lvas riiore than "made good." It is an acknowledge*} fact that on few divi- dends a report that he has resigned. f 78TH OFFIC Lieut. Edwin Skelton Gives His Life-Was Here For Six Months -\--- country, north, south ;md on both sides of Lhe Urals. Even i> they think they 1 can reach Petrography a .mere mill-j tnry promenade.-AveVill prove to them | that they will have to disperse them-! selves all over Russia before they can reach and crush the authority of the councils. ' Changed Hands Several Times London, Feb. ^7.-It is uncertain whether the Germans or the Russians now hold Pskov. An Exchange Telegraph dispatcli from Petrograd under Tuesday's date, but bearing no lime, says that the Uolsneviki announce Pskov has been re-captured. All reports confirm the earlier statement that.Pskov frequently changed hands. Another dispatch says that Borisoff sixty miles northeast of Minsk, has been captured by the Germans and that Orsha and Smolensk, northeast, of �Ivieut. Edwin K. SkeUon. who was in l,ethbridge for six months as an officer in the 7Sth Hut tew, and went overseas with a draft and later joined | Minsk, are being evacuated. ^ Fighting the Jloyal Flying Corps,'has been kill- ' ' �- - Windsor, Ont., Feb. 27.-Local customs officers received word from Ottawa to admit into Canada duty free farm and other agricultural implements as well as teams and vehicles which may have been used in the United States for farming, upon condition that they are taken out of this country by the end of the year, A signed agreement on the part of the owners was taken as a sufficient guarantee. London. Feb. 27.-The British hospital ship Glenart Castle was sunk yesterday in the Bristol channel, it is announced officially. There were no patients on board. Survivors were landed by an American torpedo boat. Eight boats are still adrift. The announcement follows: /"Tin- British hospital ship Glenart Castle was sunk in the Bristol chan-j nel at four o'clock yesterday morning. She was outward bound and had all her lights burning. There were no patients on board. "Survivors have been landed 'hy an American torpedo boat destroyer. Eight boats are still adrift. Further information will be published as received." 34 Survivors Swansea. Wales, Feb. 2T.-Thirty-four survivors of the Glenart Castle have been landed here. The number of persons -on hoard is~ said to have been 200. I r I 1 London. Feb. 27.-As far as tho British public is concerned the mild words of Count. Von Horning concerning Germany's pacific intentions and his partial acceptance of. President, Wilson's basis for lasting world peace fall on almost deaf ears. A few weeks i even a few days ago, their reception 1 would have been, different but Ger-' ) man speech is judged here by German ( acts. All details of the new war against helpless Russia rob German statesmen of their stock in trade-their plea> that Germany is waging a war of self defense. French Opinfori Paris. Feb. 27.-The French press generally considers Von Hertling's speech simply as a continuation of German efforts to create differences between the entente allies. American Opinion Washington, Feb. 27. -- Count Von i-Iertling'a speed) in the reichstag yesterday, continuing the discu3sfon of-the war aims of the belligerents, has not changed the situation, in the opinion of high officials here. Instead of marking an advance toward poace it is regarded rather as deliberately calculated to strengthen the hands of the German �militaristic party by endeavoring w convince the German proletariat of the. impracticable nature of President Wilson's aims as disclosed in his last address to congress on Feb-' ruary 11. There will be no imthediate formal comment upon this latest contribution, to the debate on war aims. Little Hope of Peace. London, Feb. 27.-The evening newspapers see little hope for peace in the HOLD CANNED GOODS IN U. S. FOR SOLDIERS 164 Missing London, Feb.. 27.-According to the jgpeech of Von Hertling, the imperial Exchange Telegraph Company. ..ltJ4 I"German chancellor. persons are missing from the Glenart Castle- t ed. He went to France in December and was reported missing in January, and the parents in Montreal have received word now that he was killed. lie was known to quite a lew people here, though his stay in tho city was short. WOMEN AND CHILDREN A MP LED TO DEATH T London, Feb. 27.-Ifr the collapse of the Chinese public stands at the Hong Kong Jockey club races Tuesday one" hundred .women and children were trampled to death, according to a Reuter dispatch ffom Hong Kong. Fire�broke out and several hundred others were burned to death. WEATHER (Continued on-Fage 3). High ... Low ..... Forecast * # *  * *   � � * 38 17 Fair and colder. Miners Ask for Increased Rates of Compensation (Special to the. Herald) Fernie, Feb. lid.-Today has been marked by progress made in the routine business before the/miner's convention In annual session here. After having disposed of the more contentious matters which have held the attention of the delegates almost cohtin, ualiy from tho