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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta iUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TllCK8~f>AY, FKBRCAHV 28.10IN NUMBER 67 ..... If- I NURSES LOST ON | THE HOSPITAL SHIP London, Feb. UK.-The British hospital ship Olenurf Castle had isa persons on hoard, it la stated unofficially, when she went down Tuesday in tho Bristol channel. Three parties, aggregating thirty-eight have been landed a,t Swansea, Mil ford and Pembroke?. None of the others has been heard from. The1 missing iricludlng about U R Japan May eal SPAIN SUFFERING r HEAVILY FROM SUBS if Members Legislature /To Aid in Big Production Campaign; Miss McAdams Has Scheme seven female nurses. / Through ibena London, 'Feb. z> A j.'peoch mad Sunday by v.VLiscoi;n! Motnno and re-part-s 'from f%rls n.-j ;i> Tapan's possible activities in 'view uf the German ad-vanee into Russia in- g:ven promi- f PREMIER STEWART TELLS HOUSE OF OTTAWA CONFERENCE I Innocently Posing As Protectory of Humanity, Are Really Its Worst Enemies to develop tin- fceln-g of ih-- iillb's !raval v v ftdmonfon, Alta., Pah., 27.-"The paramount duty of our people at the present time.as. citizens of Canada in increased production," declared Premier Stewart in the Legislature this afternoon when laying before the house a resume of the proceedings of the conference at Ottawa between the provincial premiers, antl the members f the numerous subjects that came up t.tor consideration. Up to the present time, said the premier, Canada had teen financed to a great extent by Great Britain but after-April 1 Canada Force Is On The Way To Finland QUESTION OF THE BALANCE OF POWER FULLY DISCUSSED notice by the morning papers. 'The Times says it uiidi-i^iynds that the [or Kussia.,*\v statement of the .1 .i pauci'.c foreign min-! among diplomats and officials, bui r* 1J of RusHln,,*waK A'idely discussed today , London; Feb. 28.-Twelve hundred Finnish soldiers from Germany and a large transport loaded with German guns and munitions arrived at Vasa, Finland, Wednesday, according to \an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. A Berlin telegram received in Copenhagen says that 'a large German naval force has left a Baltic; port and is supposed to be going to Finland. It was reported some days ago that soldiers of Finnish descent in the German army were being permitted and aided in returning to Finland to help the government forces against the revolutionists. NDIAN SOLDIER OF ister is regarded in u-c)\ informed quar-[ ters as an authorii:-.; iw declaration on Jainn's policy. to i's editorial the Daily Mall says: "General Foch's appeal lo Japan and the United States ��-> .� dealt to Germany's advance. J.ipan's services in the allied cauws already is considerable; it is not Impossible that she will soon add to it." To Save. Huge Stores 1 Washington, Feb. _s.--.Iupan's mow. I were reluctant to 1 publication. Opinion in London (hal the declaration by the-.l.'ipan act ion of an inUTnat iona! character probably including the par-tjcipu-tioii of Aneriean forces. Russian representatives here oppose action by the .lapani-so in Siberia, bui the co-belligerents aie thoroughly ;i! armed lost the vari. quantities of .-applies piled up at. Viadivo-Mock, bought and paid for with American cash. -Should fall into.the hands of the Ger Ordered By High Command Cease Their Advance, To Is The Report Now iANOTHER REPORT SAYS ADVANCE TO CONTINUE i UNTIL PEACE IS SIGNED t I I Discuss Compensation, labelling and Other Important Matters mans. Madrid, ^eb. 28. resigned today. The cabinet S ARRESTED FOR Dangerous Condition Sets in Slightly Improved This 'Morning 4% Caigary, Feb. lJS, -Dr. Stewart Mr- J Kid, acting physician u� Premier Brewster, of British Coiau.bia, who is laid up with ptLMXttoni l a THE KHAK Montreal, Feb. 28.-A large number ot Dominion police, assisted by a number of soldiers, quietly waited at Jubilee rink "last night for the conclusion of the Hochelaga St. Annes-Mont-real hockey league game, then when the spectators started for the door they were held up by the^tuthortttes. Some of the fans jumped from windows, only to be gathere into the arms of soldiers stationed there in anticipation of this. The haul,was six sleightoads of men who were immediately hitrried to the barracks. Just liofc mai^y o'f these will he put into uniforms can not be ascertain^!. , Ottawa, Feb. 28.-Commander Martin who wa3 commander of Halifax harbor when the explosion occurred, has been transferred to Esquimau as commander of that port. He will leave for his new post in u few days. He Is at* present in Ottawa.-- Commander \Martixi was absent from Hali'fax when the disaster occurred and apparently is not held responsible by the naval authorities,, or he would not be given such an important post as Esquimau. & C. PRODUCING ALL SPRUCE NEEDED NOW Victoria, B. C, F�b. 28.-Hon. T. W Patullo, minister of lands informed the leftitftture yesterday that British Columbia is n&w producing all the spruce supply needed by the imperial munitions board and that still greater production will be possible FRENCH^ LOSSES Paris, Feb. 28.-Xo French vessels , , , , , "V'fvHiospital, reports accuses us of bUng animated wttlr tilt ion is critical purely ambitious designs when we in-i vaded Mesopotamia and captured Jerusalem. T suppose he would say that KuBfcia was similarly moved when �lie occupied Armenia. But when Turkey went to war,she picked a quarrel with us for purely ambitious purposesAshe was promised by Gennany the possession of Egypt. Would the interest and happiness of Abe population of Egypt be best conserved by Turkey's conquest of Egypt? "The Germans in the search for tlie greatest happiness of these populations would restore Kgypt to tfce worst rule the -world has ever known. They would have destroyed Arab independence and abandon. Palestine to those who had rendered it sterile all these centuries. "I cannot, however, leave Von HerU ling without 'making some observation on the Russian policy which he defines. That also is admission of German methods, lie tells us the recent arrangements with Russia were made on the urgent appeal of the populations for protection against the Ked Guard and other bands, and therefore under-- j taken* in the jiame of humanity. We know that the east is the east and the wesfis the west and that the German policy of the west is entirely different from the German policy in the east. Tho German policy in the east recently has been directed toward preventing atrocities and devastation in tho interest of humanity while German policy, in thd west is occupied entirely with performing atrocities and devaj: received orders to stop its ad* vanre into Uussia. according to the Pctrogrod correspond en I. of the Kx-c-hange Telegraph Company, who has ''received information io this effect, which he regard* as reliable. When the Bolshevik! government, agreed to accept German terms last week tho commander in chief of tho Russian armies inquired of the Germans if the previous armistice would be renewed and the German invasion dialled. 1-1 e did not'receive an immediate reply and the German advance ^continued. A dispatch from Petrograd Wednesday said that Gcnefal Hoffmann, the German military represem tative at Brest-Litovslc. has replied to (lit* Bolshevik! communication by declaring that the German advance would continue until a'treaty of peace was signed and .carried out/along the lines laid down by the German peace terms. , a - Another Call To Arms London, Feb. 28.-The council of! peoples commissaries, according to a Ueuter dispatch from Petrograd, has issued another call to arms in the course of whish it is declared the German invaders are arresting the workmen's and soldiers' councils, shooting captured Red puarris and arming German and Austrian prisoners iu The Ukraine. The proclamation asserts that the troops at the froik have now pulled themselves together and are resisting the invasion. : Advance Proceeding ' Berlin. Feb. 2S.-T~Germany*a military operations on tho northern Russian front are taking their normal course, the German general staff announced today. An Esthonian regiment has placed itself under command of tho German staff. btJdh Liuui u t: ij-uiiituu mmuuA nisi run.-; . a , , .. , ,,t.,i but on arriving in England..it is'said. I T l^'J^^' AFTERNOON BULLETIN '"Calgary, Feb. 2s. -r2;o:> p.m.-There is no change in Premier Hxewster's condition since this morning. It was then considered very serious. FEINERS ARE SEIZING LAN lie was found to be physically unfit for service in Flinders. In addition to a i fine of $5,0uo, imprisonment for five j years may be- given for the offense of which Captain Bailey is charged. May CIobc It Up Toronto, Feb. 28.-The Globe states It has received information that unless the delegates to the provinciaj prohibition convention are not more restrained in their utterances regarding members of the Canadian expeditionary force, I the authorities may bring meetings to an abrupt close. th ling system in tho, mines of tho;'district. This system, contemplates a change, periodically, of the working places of miners in any mine. It was claimed that such a system would '.to away with much friction caused by favoritism, giving all miners the same advantages of wprking places.that might, tinder,the present system, be enjoyed by favored miners. When adjournment time- arrived it was evident that another full day's work remained to be disposed of, and adjournment (o tomorrow morning was taken. BRAZIL'S FRIENDSHIP More Reports of Disorders Come From The South -- of Ireland - RUSH CONSTRUCTION ON P. G. E. RY. IN B. C. I ! approval Arbeiter the chan- � adds the this mom- DARING ATTEMPT AT London, Feb. 28.-The newspapers continue to print reports-seizures of laud and other acts of lawlessness by Sinn Feiners iu Ireland. The police are said to be unable to prevent these acts. Among the minor incidents is the report that Sinn Feiners seized i American flags which two boys wer^ j carrying in a street in Gahvay and tore and burned them. ' Henry Duke, secretary for Ireland, has not resigned and it is understood he intends to stand by the Irish contention until the end. He is credited with the opinion that much of the present: trouble is due to an organized conspiracy against the convention. It. is reported that many' weal- j thy families residing in the west of Ireland have gone to Dublin to escape the 'disorders. 1 \ Vancouver, Feb. 28.-A F. Proctor, : provincial government engineer, an-. nounced last night that he hoped to j have the P.G.E. railway constructed to Williams Lake, Graven \'l miles further to Soda ('reek it will mean that \*ater' and rail transportation will be opened between Fort George and Van- \ France, %couver. Paris, Feb. 28.-The chamber of dep-ut ies voted yesterday toappropriate 1.10,000,000 francs to be used in char-I'terhVg German ships placed at the disposal of France by . Brazil. Foreign Minister Hichon, in supporting the measure, said it was the first transaction between the French.antL.Brazilian governments since Brazil broke ;with Germany and was a genuine demonstration of Brazil's friendship toward Ottawa, Feb. ZS.-Overseas sol* diers' votes received this morning elect Mclsaacs, government candidate in Kings, and Nicholson, government candidate in Queens, P. E.I., increasing the government majority to sixty-four. [ MAY BE POSSIBLE TO HALT TOME FIVE YEARS Fok HUGE SEIZURE LIQUOR 1 I > - REFUSING TO &ERVE Calgary,. Feb. 28.-Frank B. Steimeiller and John McKenzie, draftees, were given five years in the penitentiary for refusing to wear the king's uniform. i Calgary. Feb. i*SA-What is regarded as the biggest seizure of liquor yet nvade in Calgary was made last night by city detectives. The detectives made the discovery of a bootlegger's cache in an unoccupied house in the east end and captured .120 quarts of the best Scotch whiskey. Canadians r 1 Vancouver, Feb. 28.-If the yictoria Metal Trades Council concurs tonight in the decision of the Vancouver Metal Trades Council meeting of last night, there will be no action toward, calling a strike until an adjustment hoard., appointed yesterday by the minister of labor has had reasonable time in whjeh to endeavor to settle they dispute. 'The delegates of the Vancouver board express themselves as bing desirous in every way to settle the matter without interfering with the progress of ship* building. Part in NO ITALIAN LOSSES I (LICENSE WHOLESALE Many Successful Raids of more than 1,(100 tons were sunk by enemy mines or subinartues'tiuring the week ended February 28. l * .> * * � * 4 * ^ + * ? v ? OPPOSt: CENTRALIZATION PILOTAGE AUTHORITY ACcutinued en Page 3). ? ? ? ? Nanaimo, B. C, Feb. 28.-A. conference of the representatives of the boards of trade of Nanaimo. Vancouver and Victoria held here last night went on record as opposed to the centralization of the pilotage authority for the porta named with the minister of marine as the pilotage authority. The meeting was unanimous against central authority being exercised from Ottawa, believing that it would place pilotage questions in tho realm of polities. ? ? Calgary, Feb. 27.-fix one of the boldest attempts in'the history of police annals in Calgary to loot C.V.R. freight cars, William Bradley, a C.J*.R. switch-nvaii of this city, was shot through the neck last night by a C.P.R. policeman, and taken to the general hospital, where his condition is said to bo extremely critical. % � At 8:30 last night Detectives Murray and Sayer of the C.P.R. police, having liecn "detailed to watch freight cars in an isolated part of tho freight yards, saw a large* automobile draw up to a freight car and several men get out. The men advanced to. 9110 of the cars Jon the track and commenced to unload a large number of .liquor cases. wholesale m v ? At this both policemen drew their ? guns and fired, one of the bullets striking Bradley in the neck, penetrating the larynx ami downward into the Liangs. ? J The driver of the automobile at once 4 j surrendered but the others, with the  *4�*' exception o� Bradley got away. Otiawa, Feb. . 27.-The grocery trade will be brought under the license system of the Canada food hoard by April 1. An order has feeon issued requiring that qn-and after that j date no person, firm or corporation I shall deal wholesale in groceries without first obtaining a license. The trade will be divided under the following classifications ; Wholesale grocers, wholesale grocery jobbers, wholesale grocery commission agents and wholesale groc-1 their dugouts, cry brokers. ' Tho order also piwvides that no. licensee shall deal In any food or food products for the purpose of unreasonably increasing the price, restricting supply, monopolizing or attempting to monopolize any such product. WEATHER Hiflh ..." Low ... . Forecast: Fair and mild. * 4 * # * *  � * ft * * * * 38 23 Canadian Army Headquarters in the Field. Feb. 27.-Raiding the enemy by night and day. Canada in the field is continuing the policy of trench activity j with marked success.' No fewer than three raids have been carried, out in the lust. 24 hours, netting us enemy j prisoners and a machine gun. With the support/of artillery an officer and seven men of the Nova Scotia troops attacked, an enemy position iu Lens last night. Creeping through the ruins of the village they first shot and killed an enemy sniper. Then an officer and three men, breaking through the breach ih tho wall, entered a shallow enemy treik-h whe^je four of the enemy were killed. Others fore* ed to take shelter were bombed in Th single Hun in the i enemy bombing post, who showed fight, jmade a good stand until finished with j a grenadp. Then, taking their prisoners with them, the party withdrew, followed by a sharp German artillery bat* rage. Only one of our men was slightly injured by a bomb spark splinter. Quebec Men In another sector uome Quebec men, supported by a 10-minute bombardment by our artillery, trench mortars and machine gnus, carried out a daylight j raid, but the Hun had taken shelter I Rome. Feb. 28.-Italian shipping was immune from (Jermau submarines and mines in the weekended February 23; �__� VALUE LIVESTOCK ,t' and no prisoners were secured. Manitoba Men At appi\oximate1y the same lime Mnuitoba troops also were carrying out a daylight, raid, in which they were successful in entering an enemy position amTsecuring a machine gun a ban- I donefl by the Hoschc, who had retired. J The artilierv continues its usual ac-tivity while the enemy shelled Lieves yes t e rd ay for prac11cn 11 y the wh o10 day, further wrecking this village. While enemy airplanes have been less active, our'own machines have been very busy, continually crossing the enemy lines. British Raids .  London. Feb. 2S.-'English troops carried out a successful raid last night against the-enemy's trenches on Green-laud Hill, north of the Scarpe river,!* says today's war office report. "Twelve prisoners and a machine gun wereycap-tured, by us. English stock in Canada exceeded one billion dollars. R. C, ARCHBISHOP * DEAD Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 27. -r Tho :\iost Rev. Edmond jfrancis Prender-gar.t, Roman Cat nolle archbishop if Philadelphia* died here iu3t night ot diabetes. He was Tti years old. * * * * ? .> * > * *   + Amsterdam, Feb. is.-Chan-cellor Von HertUng's denial of any intention by Germany to establish herself'in Ksthonia aim Livonia, says tho' Frankfurter Zeitung, excludes mlsunder-. standing. It. adds: "It must now be assumed that there is ho fundamental differences of opinion between the-chancellor and President Wilson, and peace .discussion might hQgyk immediately." w- ^ - 9 ? r 4 ;