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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBEUTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 191S Nl'MHER KiS REPORT OVERTHROW OF BOLSHEVIKI GOVT. GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS IS HVIPEROR-AUSTRIANS MUTINY More Reports Czar's Death Paris, June 28.-The court martial at Darmitadt, Germany, has received a telegram ; from M. Tchltcherin announcing that Nicholas Romanoff, the former Russian emperor, has been assassinated, says a dispatch to the Matin from Berne. The assassination took place between Ekaratinburg and Perm. Kuehlmann Resigns, and Resignation Will Be Accepted By the Kaiser. GENERAL LUDENDORFF SHOULD BE CHANCELLOR SAYS GERMAN PAPER Paris, Juiifi 2S.-vHavas Agency) - J)r. Von Kuehlmann offered his i-osiR-nntlon as foreign secretary on \Vo(l-jiesday. aays a Zurich dispatch to the lourual. The dispatch adds tliat it la bellovfid the I:;mperor will accept the je.sigiiatlon. He Is The Goat Amsterdam, June 28, - The cani-jialgn fo.' the removal of Voreign Secretary Vou Kuelilmann is growing in Mtrength. Kniperor-Wliliani is willing to dismiss him and Chancellor Von Jlerflliig i.s not dLsposed to retain liini, according to dis'patclies received hero, j ]n the relchstag, adds the pre.^s. anger' iit his confession of liopelessnps.s of victory for the Central Powers and Ills display of vacillation by his second speech in trying to avert the c.on-cequences of his first speech is rising in u violent attack on the foreign minister In the roichstag Tuesday, .Deputy Haase, Independent aoclalist, Kays'Vorwaerts, s\iggested that on tlie receipt of n certain telegram Chancellor Von Hertling hurried to the house to openly hand Von Kuelilmann the flillten cord." Deputy Haase deacrib-ml V^on Hertling, Von Kuehlmann and Von Payer, the vice chancellor, as "trying to hide the nakedness of the military government," and asks why the riiler.of Germany, General Luden-ilorff, was not made chan(^llor. A Long War. London, .June 2S.-Dr. Von Kuehl-innnn, replying to criticism during the co\irs6 of yesterday's debate In the (Jerman reichstag, said: "Once legends have arisen Ihey are rtifficult to destroy, but \ must de-olnre, with a view to counter attacking the growth of a legend, that there can be no question of my having bound myself to the idea of a long �war." The foregoing was evoked ))y a deputy who referred to Dr. Von Kuehhnann's expectation of a war of very long duration. MORE CONFIRMATION London. June 28.-The Frankfurter Zeltung reports that M. Tchltcherin, tho Russian foreign minister at Darmstadt that the former Russian emperor was murdered a few days ago between Ekatarinburg and Perm, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. Killed By Guard WnshinBlon. Juno :;S.-Ukraine newspaper roporls (luoted in Ciermun official wireless biilletin.'j say that foi-nier Czur Nicholas was killed by a RuKsiun Red Guard In a per-sonal rjuar-rel. Another Gorman bulletin .stated rumors arc current that the family of the Czar has been taken to Peruse. Another Report Amsterdam, .hme 28.-The Wolff bureau, the semi-official Gernuin news agency, says it has learned from Russian sources that the former Russian cmpero] v.as murdered in a tr-.in while leaving ^Tikatcrlnburg immediately af-tei- that city bad been captured by Czccho-Slovak forces. The Wolff bureau also reports the report that Alexis, the former Russian crown prince, died a fortnight ago after a long illness. m WPS HI; GIVEN [ft ENCE Taylor Statten Here Sunday Taylor Statten, head of the boys' movement in Canada, head of the S. O. S. and a member 9f the Canada food board, a national figure, will visit Lethbridge on Sunday. He will speak in Knox church in the morning, and at Wesley In the evening. At tho evening service he will present the buttons to those boys who have, been participating in the Sons of the .Soil Woi-k. Mr. Statten, In addition to being an outstanding figure in this w�rk. is an excellent speaker, and no doubt will be heard by large crowds. Y. ELEVEN KILLED IN PISIHAID Chief of Fire Department Dies of Suffocation in Aiding Victims SurviVoi;s" Landed From Ship Caught By Hun Sub Near Yoric ORGANIZED NOW Coaldalc and Lethbridge Irri-gationists Organize for Their Better Protection Shelburne. X.S.. .Tunc 28.--Twenty-four of tho crew of the former Uussian steamer Dwinsk which was torpedoed 70it miles southeast of New York. Juno 18, were landed at Sandy Point, near here, late last night by the Clou-cester fi-ihing schooner James -M. Marshall. They had been drifting in an open life boat tor elglit days before they were picked up by tho Gloucester vi^ssel and subsisted 'nil that time on a small quantity of ship's biscuits and water. When rescued they had only one day's supply of water and two days' rations of biscuits left. Phillip Larballestler of Dovorport, Kngland, boatswain's mrte, who wrs in charge of the lite bo4t. said this morning that the Dwiusk was torpedoed without warning. Tho torpedo struck tho steamer's port quarter and she sank rapidly. The captalh at once ordered the crew, numbering 110, to lake to tho boats, of which there were leven. , , "(Rpcplnl to the Iter.-ilil) Coaldulo, June 28.-Coaldale and Ijcthbrldgc water users formed an organization here last niglit which will tend to guarantee tliem protect.ion in tho future, and give them a niediuni through which to obtain redress for "'conditions sucli as are existing this year, when shortage of water from the ditches has caused serious loss in crop. Seven directors woro elected, those lioldlng office for two years being Geo, Kerr, H. A. Suggltt, 13. S. Paw-son ancf Frank Kuapp, those holding office tor one year being Messrs. ],,ee, Bolby, and Bass. Two niootings will be held annually. The dlroctoi'a have power to elect a chairman and aecro-tary-troasuror. Wide i)owers are given the directors under proper supervision, to deal with problonia affoctlng Iho water users. Paris, June 28.- (Havas Agency)-Eleven persons were killed and fourteen others injured through ihe explosion of bombs dropped by German airmen in last night's raid over the Paris district. Repo;t.5 of the raid said there were several grr.ups of enemy macl'ines wliich took different courses In an effort to break through the defensive barrier fire. During the commotion in the air thus created the machincR evidently were able to effect a penetration, for bombs began to drop almost immediately. There was a lull after which the bonibardmonl again grew in intensity and then finally aubciidcd. The damage done by tlie raiders is reported as c&nslderable. President Poincar'e sent the victims messages of sympathy and solicitude on behalf of the government. Therewere several cases of careless onloolcers being. wounded by fragments of shells from the anti-aircraft guns, M. Teyssiere, chief of the Paris fire department, died of suffocation while directing the rescue of victims of Wednesday night's raid. RAID REGISTRARS' OFFICES IN QUEBEC Daring Raids Conducted on 0^ ficers-Registration Cards ^ Arc Burned Paris, June 28.- (Havas Agency.)-There'have been rebellious outbreaks among the garrisons of the city of Syor and Jeos, Hungary, as a result of which two thousand of the military involved in the mutiny have been condemned to death, according to reports received by the Matin today. Both Austria and Hungary are affected by the revolutionary movement which is said to be in progress on a large scale in Austria, the newspaper advices declare. The spirit of revolt is suld to be strongly jiervasive in the array. Violent demonstrations are reported to have taken place in numerous cities. Pcros is the Hungarian name for the clly of Kunfkchen, 105 miles southwest of Budapest. The city has a population of about 45,000. Gyor more commonly known ae Rnab. is a city of about 2S,000, and is C7 miles northwest of Budapest. BULLETINS BRITISH RAID. London, ixxnt aS.-^Brltish troops carried out a successful raid yesterday near Mericourt, northeast of Amiens. An attempt by the Germans near Moyennevllle, south of Arras, was drivn off with loss to the enemy. ^ ARTILLERY ACTIVITY, London, June 28.-Considerable artillery activity developed last night on both'sides in the region southeast of Gfimmecourt,, southwest of Arras, the war office announced today. British patrols inflicted casualties upon the Germans In clashes in this area. FRENCH SUCCESS Paris, June 28.-French troops last night carried out an operation on the front southeast of Amiens by means of which their lines were advanced in Senecat Wood, on the Avre River, the War Office announced today. In this action and in other fighting between the Marne and the Ourcq, south of Dammard, prisoners to the number of 122 we're taken. Trotsky and Lenine Said, to Have Fled; Grand Duke Nicholas Is Now Emperor Report That Bolshevik! Government Is Defeated by Opposi-' tion Troops and That Leaders Have Fled Moscow- Rumor That Grand Duke Proclaimed Emperor-Treachery of Bolsheviki to Allies All Too Plain. BOLSHEVIKI IS WEAK IN SIBERIA; ARE SUPPORTED BY GERMAN EX-PRISONERS; COULD BE COMPLETELY DEFEATED THERE TO FORCE A VOTE Washington, June 28.-Equal suffrage supporters in the senate, although disappointed by the failure to obtain a vote yesterday on 'the house resolution proposing submission of the suffrage amendment to the constituHon to the states, today began preparations to force a vote on the resolution at an early date next week. Sign Agreement With Germany To Completely Crush the Little Nation WILL SALVAGE Rain Fell Over Entire District Last Night-Fair "Crops in Many Places TRY TO STOP HUN SOLDIERS DESERTING Paris, June 28.-Three barbed wire fences, one of which is charged with electricity, have proved ineffectual in hindering German soldiers from deserting across the border into Switzerland, says a Havas dispatch from Basel. The German military authorities have attempted to remedy the evil by cancelling all leave of absence and special privileges for soldiers hailing from Alsace-Lorraine. AMUNDSEN'S SHIP LEAVES FOR NORTH Chrlstlanla, June 28. - Roald Amundsen's ship Maude, In which the famous explorer will attempt to reach the North Pole, left Chrlstlanla today for the north. Captain Amundsen himself will board the vessel when it reaches Tromsoe, ^REDUCE NUMBER TIRE SIZES Washington, Juno 28.-Immodlate roducllon In tho number of types and sizes of aulomobilo tiros from -85. lo :i;i has bebn determined on by auto-mobilo tiro manul'aclurorH in accord v.'ltli recomuiondatlons of the con-Korvutlon division of the war indus-irios board. Under the iirogram an-noniiced toduy by Nov. I. 1020, all but nine typos and nizos will luive biiou ii.Mcou(,iniied. DEMAND SETTLEMENT OF IRISH QUESTION London, June 28.-The British Labor conference at It* concluding session here today passed a resolution calling.on the Dominion statesmen now sitting In the conference In London to Insist on the British government settling the Irish question by granting to Ireland a large measure of home rule. Quebec. Juno 2S.-Evidence o� a series of daring raids and looting of a number of registrars' offices in rural Quebec reached -Ihc city. .\t Ste. IjUcIc de i3otugard, Montmagny t'ounty, on Wednesday, the deputy registrar's oflVlce, under tho direction of .I.A.I., Rodrlgue, was looted and cards that had been filled in were destroyed in a largo bonfire in the street.J.^j,g" uit,'.a|n(, i,y At iJeauquani the deputy, registrar's office, under I'Jrnest Laliberte, suffered the sunm fate. In Henuco County, at ^ .Stogideon St. Ludger and St. Frances, tho registrar's offices were also looted but it was not known whether tho cards wore destroyed. At St. Francis, 11 is reported, dynamite (vvas resorted to to destroy the office, but the fuse fail- j ed to work. I.iondon. June 28.-Germany and the Russian Bolsheviki government in a secret convention regarding the future of Poland have virtually agreed to co-operate in crushing Polish Na.t-ionallst aspirations. Details of tlie treaty have been printed In the newspaper, the Nation's Voice of Cracow, according to a dispatch to the Times from Milan, The Bolsheviki government pledges itself to recognize Austro-German hegemony in Poland and ti^ aid in defending it against the former allies of Russia. The Cracow newspaper describes the treaty as a "scandalous document showing, the treachery of the )3olshe-vlUl and the baseness of the Germans." It Elves the substance of the eight articloR of the agreement as follows: "First, the Polish policy shall be oonductert by Germany. "Second, the Russian government pledges itself not to interfere with the organization of Poland. "Third, the Russian government may keep in touc% with democratic and revolutionary clubs in Poland through agitators known lo tho German information bureau. "Fourth, tho sending of agitator.s to Germany and Austria shall he suspended by the Russian govevnment. "Fifth, Russia shall exercise strict vigilance over Polish national groups BO as to prevent them from enlisting in the Russian territorial army. "Sixth, Itussin shall consider violation of tho frontiers of Lithuania and Polish troops as a declaration of war on Germany and Auslria-Hungigy and shall aid in crushing such troops. "Seventh, Russiil shall prevent Russian citlztns from investing their own or Froneh. British or American capital m any industrial imdertaklng in Poland. , "Eighth, Russia pledges itself lo rec-'ognizo tho eventual new state of thlngiL to bo created by Germany and London, June 28.-According to unconfirmed reports today tlie Boishevil^i government In Moscow has been overthrown, says a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copenhagen. Moscow, the report adds, has been captured by General Korni-ioff, supported by German troops. GRAND DUKE EMPEROR London, June 28.-Advices from the sa.me source assert that Grand Duke Nicholas has been proclaimed emperor. . Nikolai Lenine, the premier, and Leon Trotzky, minister of war, are said to have fled to the Murman coast. General Kaledlnes is said to have co-operated with General Kornlloff in the capture of Moscow. KERENSKY THE MAN Lbndon, June 28-The Copenhagen newspaper*,' tho agency dispatch says, gives prominence/to a Berlin dispatch c^uoting the Tages Zeltung of that city as follows: " - � "It is believed here that the Bolsheviki government will soon be overthrown and that Kerensky Is the man of the future irt Russia." WILL^ STILL PROHIBIT SPECUL^nON, GRAIN MAGRATH MAN IS PRESUMED DEAD. Casualty lists today'-contain ? tho name of G..U Baxter, us ? prcisiimod to have died. Some �: monliis ago ho was  reported ? as wounded and nilsslng, and ? now tho records office official- ? ly reports him as presumed to ? iiavo diod. ilo Is the son'of a > well known Magrath man jind > enlisted two years ago. ; : : : �� * > > * >^ otl^e'r iVieans. For this reason,..b;e'&^ld, the nations fighting the Central Powers should have greater faith than ever in their final },vlctor/'by force. Bolsheviki in Siberia Weak. London. June 'JS,-That the HolsUe-vtkl in Siberia are weak and could bo overtlirown easily but for the support: of armed prisoners released by them, is the contention of the Harbin correspondent of the Daily Mail In a long (li.spatch dated .luiie 2;i. he says that of twenty liiousand prisoners fighting on the side of tlie bolshevik in 'I'rans-Bakulia, four tliousand are .Magyars, wlio are the chief source of i3olshevikt strcngtli. Two or throe allied divisions, says the correspondent, could put down all opposition in Siberia. Ho adds: ' "The weakness of the Bolsheviki may be imagined from tho fact that a [ few scattered Czccho-Slovak forces are able to hold tho Siberian railway for a distance of fifteen hundred piles and keep in touch with the counter revolutionary movement in southeastern itussia led by General Alexieff. "Bolshevism is a living corpse. .\1-lied intervention is vital, not only \o save the Russians from tho Germans, btit: to save the Russians from themselves.' Treachery to Allies. The co(^-espondent then gives in-torniation concerning conditions in leading Siberian towns. He says that there are forty thousand unarmed Austrian prisoners at Omslt where a German consul has just arrived. 'I'hu consul has received 2.")0.0(i0 roubles from the local Bolsheviki govern- . meiit as an Indemnity for the luiuida-tion of German business while representatives of British and American firms 4jre being mulcted heavily under threat of imprisonment. , The American consul at Irkutsk reports that the town is pock-marked with bullet and shell holes and that tho Bolsheviki and Czechs are fighting tlierc. No business is being transacted and there is no food. Business also has ceased at Krasnolarala. Industries and mines have been nationalized, but tho workmen aro idle. Eight' furnaces of a big steel works in the Ural .Mountains solidified with with tlio workmen discussing whether or not to work. Order is ensured at Vladivostok, says tho. correspondent, by the. presence of allied warships in tlie harbor and Japanese and British patrols In the streets. Overthrow Soviets ^ London,' June 28,-The advices declare that the supporters of Granil Duke Nicholas havo overthrown tho Soviets throughout tho Siberian provinces of Irkutsk. Khabarovsk and Blagoviesehtchensk. The defeat of the Bolsheviki Is said to have been made possible by tho victories of the Czccho-Slovak forces and tho treachery of the Red 'Guards. Several detachments of the latter are declared to havo murdered their own officers and then surrendered. The Exchange Telegraph Company publishes Itfi message containing tliu report of tho nolshevtkl overthrow and tho accompanying details, "with reserve" and points out that the Information emanates mostly from German sources and tlieretoru should be received with caution. With Reserve �Washington, June '