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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta "t- i f! dim ' f as W r-1 -51 VOLUME XI. i l . V UtiTHBRIDGE. AC FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 19t8 NUMBER 68 - r- 2 i ^1 COMBINE AGAINST HUNS UNLESS CHANGE METHODS _ i* I- ;1� District 18V.: Convention Makes Position Clear in Letter on - Drumheller Case Washington, Feb. 28.-An ovor-whelmlno vote for a resolution warning German business men that an economic combination will be forced against Germany after the war unless the danger of excessive armament (s removed by making the German government 3 responsible instrument, . controll-ed by the people/ was .announced tonight.-ty *the chamber of commerce of the United States at the conclusion of r a preliminary canvass of Its organization members. The vote is recorded to date as 1204 to 154. Penetrate Enemy Defenses and ,1 SALARIES OF ALL * DISTRICT OFFICERS WERE ADVANCED Capture Prisoners-Hun Artillery Active :1 * L ians Vote ft 7 � (Special'to the ITernld) Ferhie, Feb,*-28.-Today pro veil tho closing one of the fifteenth annual convention of District 18, U.M.W. of A., nil 'bufeinesB behtg disposed off shortly after the regular; hour of adjournment, .lust before closing last evening. President Biggs', road the following letter Xrom the Director of Coal Operations, Mr. AV. H. Armstrong: . - \ . / Calgary, Feb. 26, 1918. Bear Mr. BfggsVrf- ' Now that the I>rumheller strike appears to have been adjusted, I take thJs opportunity of addressing you upon the subject. . T think It Is In oipder for me to re-, quost that your convention, now &3-e^ftnbled/ -will take such action'as you inay deem necessary to prevent a re-jetition of this, undesirable state of af--t'*^K!f�i. It is. certain ^that the actioa of THE Great Interest Taken in Meeting of Farmers Firemand Hail ^ Insurance Co. these men ^ras in direct violation of our agi'eehVent, 'anrii Hecured. Hblfi:-(l'fc-For SeldiorB (Speclftteo the iu>v,i!(� Edmontorw.Alta., Feb. 2S.-Thc legislature of Aljierta Thursday Hifter-noon'decided id1. lnemuraiUe the Ped-eral^Governnl^t to t^f all the available Indian lands to u- pw\ as part of any scheme'ln*co])>if^tion with the settlement of the returning upon the land. The matter was. called to the attention of the house by pt of your letter of the'2Bth inst./1 and on behalf of the delegates of this convention assembled will state that we. regret the action of the Drumhelier open, and have, gone on record cou^ demnihgrsame very emphatically aa being unconstitutional and against Ihe policy of our organization. ..The convention also goes on recordL that they favor drastic action in dealing with our membership in'any fUtiire contlngen-cie^^of a like nature. Our policy ,1a t kebpour^ contracts and be the last to violate tiyera. The hands of the offic liOndonf Feb. 28.T-*woj'n statements made independently by twd survivors of the British hospital iship  Glenart Castle, which went dawn". Tuesday in the Bristol channel ian4 ptficial announcement says, make clear that she was sunk by anr enemy submarine which was sighted - in hailing distance within ten minutes of the time the ship was struck. "It-will he noted,'/ the announcement says, "that the Glenart Castle was in area and was sunk- even in the breach of the Oerhian ptedfce' given a3 -,,_________________________ to thfi immunity of hospital ships from ersolf.district 18 have been strength-1 attack In war." - t The-total number.of -persons* St. Thomas, Ont., Mar. 1.-A bulletin; posted in the- mechanical department of the Pere Marquette shops last night states that .commencing -March 1, the men will work ten hours a -day instead of nine hours'as in the past and that, single time only will be paid for'the' extra hour. The officials claim that this is an or* ;der from Secretary McAdoo. The menT, it was stated last night, intend to anolce a test case- to see if this law hoys in Canada. / RUMANIA NOT ENTERING PEACE NEGOTfATIONS ened by :dhe feeling of loyalty put for-, �ward byHhis ^detfegAtfon in upholding the laws and policies of the. "U.�M>JV. of A., and Wjhen-pur members get'to know of the action taken by this convention the danger of a repetition of the Drumhelier trouble will be eliminated. Thanking you tor your kind wishes, (for our success, I remain on behaif of this convention. Yours* sincerely, THOS. BIOGS; from the ship bo fair reported is 29. One hundred and fifty-three*(persons are still missing. Jassy, Rumania, Feb. 26.- An official note announcing that Rumania has decided to enter intp/ peaqe negotiations with the central powers, and reports that.Romania "vyilt accept peace at an'/ price are untrue. The government, it is added, will only "enter into ? negotiations If assured that they ' wlH be conducted on a basis, acceptable in every respect. ? ? t )hcreate Salaries The committee on constitution, un> der' divectibn  of International Etoard Member Levitt, submitted several'amendments; mostly of technical nature, which were disposed of In an expeditious manner. .One recommendation that aimed at changing the method of election of officers back to the plural vote.system. �roih that now prevailing under the constitution",, after discussion was rejected, leaving the majority system still In force. The salaries of the officers wore 5n-creased.. The president to receive $176.00, th vice-president and secretary-treasurer to receive -$150.00 -and the district organizer to receive 1125.00 permpnth. o* + * ? ?  ? -> ?  ? FINE PRICE FORvCATTLE � Pincher > ? ? > * pVB^ to be trusted and glye^aTfree'h^nd. The1 Times,8a^s;:ihat,while the attt- continue^ that direction. M to uVinci^^w^^^^^ �#&ttp avflhbrriduress.from President^ from ;the^}mnor^n^ Associated HI h that the position of the United Stales will be determined by the logic of the situation and the s/ngle-hearted desire which President Wilson hmral* ways shown to further the best1 interests of the allies. The question virtually ..Is one of ways and means and of'deciding as quickly as possible-up^ on a policy best calculated to secure the ends in view." . The'MorniujrPost' says: "Just/as the' United - States^: was forced 'to ..a policy of 'intervention^ by. tho German menace in the west,- so. Japan is roused to activity by the German menace in the east. :Japan. Is'om tifely justified by the danger which threatens .her in taking-(.he'steps :Xo protect her interests in Manchuria and Siberia. If she, is wise; she will seek The result fi^ Leihbridge constituency is noy/ complete. Buchanan, Unionist, has a majority of 2834, made up as follows: ' '^Buchanan At Home Vote ;.....4175 Soldiers, N. A. ;...... 77 Soldiers/ContiiSentai... 671 Soldiers, EnWam*.....379 - 5302 ,246a Pabk riSbbtatiJing bal^ the -Vote ~ Two -more ... Alberta- opposition candidates, ; Jose their deposits, as a result of the vote in Eng- i Jand. Irvine in East Calgary and Molvor.ii\ Macleod. Irvine, in West Calgary, *vvas already deprived of His deposit, without the English vote. Two More Government Ottawa, Mar. 1. -Returns of soldier votes taken in England for Ontario and. Alberta received at noon today by W. F. O'Connor, general^returnthg officer, complete the election results, leading, the Yukon, in regard to which there is a dispute over thej soldiers' vqte, and Kelson, Man., where the election is deferred, out of the. calcula; tidns, tlie government now-has a majority of -68. Today's figures for Ontario put South Pertn" and Nipisslng counties in the government column. Haroldi Liberal-VTmonist, has been elected for Brant over Cockshutt, the straight Conservative Unionist. There are no changes recorded for Alberta; �White*, the successful Liberal candidate, winning in a considerable margin. In""South Rentre.w. Pedlow, Liberal, �holds the seat by w majority of 61. Hon. Prank Oliver has been defeat-led in West Edmonton by a majority. of-about 2,700. In South Perth. Dr. Steele, "Unionist, received US soldier votes in England, making him a toiat of 2770. Forrester, his opponent, with only three soldier votes, has 2,713. Harrison, Unionist, In Nipissing j with 408 soldier votes has a total of 6,411. Lapierre, his opponent, with fifty soldier votes, haq G.367. -Martin's total in South Renfrew  with 247 soldier votes, is ,3,183, while Pedlow; Liberal, with 26 soldier votes, has 3,244 to his credit Harold, in Brant, received 249 soldier votes in England, making his total 2,107. Cockshutt. Mift four soldier yotes, has a total of 2,023. , In Fort William and Rainy River. Manion obtained 03,0 .and' Dennis 120. "In Port Arthur and Kenora) Reefer obtained 509 and Dunbar 10. In Alberta �eats The vote in England for Alberta constituencies was as follows:1 Battle River. Blair 314; Warner 11. Bow River, flalllday '274; Gouge 7. ; Galgary East, Redman 1004; J. A. Irvine 30. 1 Calgary West Tweedie 1325; Rev. Win. Irvino\3S. : . ^ Oup of the Demands by the Aus-trians-Brother Favored As Successor J terms submitted to Rumania by Count Czernin,,1fhe Austro-Hungar-ian foreign minister, include the king's abdication in favor of his brother, Prince William, or the taking of a referendum in Rumania regarding his successor^ accord- 1 ing to a Berlin dispatch. ITALIAN SOCIALISTS SENTENCED Tome, \far, 1,-Constaiuo Lazzari> general secretary, and Signor Bombac-ci, assistant secretary of the Italian Socialist party, have been sentenced by the penal court to two years and eleveu months and two years and four months' imprisonment, respectively. They were convicted on a charge of conducting a propaganda prejudicial to the national defense. Ottawa, Feb. 28.-That the steamer Florlzel, which was wrecked, off the^; coast of Newfoundland with; greht^loss* of life last Sunday,^se^lghTor-; in^ the storm signals at'St.,,Johii, is. the 'information received-*lr6yaf. the Meteorological Survey, Torpfjto>^pythe Amsterdam. Mar. 1.-In Tuesday's debate dn Chancellor von HertHng's speech in the German reichstag, Phil-' Hp Schcldemann took the emperor to task for his reply to the address to the burgomaster of Hamburg in which the emperor said: "We desire to live in friendship with neighboring people, but victory for the German arms must first be recognized." "We have he*rd," said Herr "Scfieide-mann, "of the speech in which it was said the world must first recognize us as victorious. Not for a long time have we read anything the tone-of which was so displeasing anjtl the contents so uhpolitic. Perhaps it is to the point to recall that all parties, including the Conservatives in November, 1008, recommended somewhat more reserve in that quarter. .In times when, there is talk of peace, words from, an authoritative source should be care-^ fully weighed, A. great part of ""the people whom we represent do not share the views uttered in that speech but, on the other hand, strongly reffuta. them." Herr Scheidemann declared that at- ^ tempts to conclude a peace on the ^: rfp west such as that with Russia would v. '' prove a trial of strength dangerouB for "si Germany. The world would go. to sleep with rifles in hand: Bolshevik! dreams would be realized and world revolution arrive. "Our military advance against Rus? sia evoked vexation in Austria-Hungary, the majority of whose people-.are Quite openly hostile to us," Herr Scheidemann continued. "The inipeV� ,.. ^ * '�i--v>sa 1 the � dopaty>t minister of^iriati The letter states that s ' heavy gale, accompanied by;^sno>Vi were ordered for Newfoundland .early on Saturday morning. The storm signal mast at St. Johns, is- sjjtuated.on high' land overlooking the..entrance to the harbor and all vessels ^aYe-tto pass almost under it. four principles. This declarationW s,\l the more Jmnprtant when one cons id-ers that 'Wilstjm emphasized that liis principles,.v?ere accepted, everyw^re;.,;;^ ; fcxcW 'M :&t& "Germah military^h(l# ^n^atost _ party, ^^^^i �V- -~ Detroit, Mich., Mar. 1.-Federal authorities last night took into custody four Germans whom they accuse of conspiring to dynamite Canadian factories. The arrests were made, the authorities said, after they had received affidavits .signed by a son and granddaughter of one of those arretted, charging he had experimented with' dynamite Dorribs with the intention of destroying property In Canada. London, ^Peb. 28.-British casualties reported during the month of February show a remarkable decrease as compared with the proceeding jnonihs. They totalled- only 15,961, divided as follows:^ Killed or died of wounds: Officers 1S3, men 4,012. Wounded and missing: Officers 46S; men, 1/4,298, * ' The casualties for January . were 73,017; for December, 7?.527r while in November, in which month there, was severe fighting on the Cambrai, they totalled 129,089. WILL .REMAIN IN POWER Madrid,* Feb, 2S.-The Marquis De Lahuimas. noticed* the king tonight that he definitely accepted the offer to remain in power. i "v leal Centre, declared that the peace in �the east, "completely corresponds to the C::; S peace resolution," fn the reichstag- in : ->^ 1917. He added: "Wherever it deviates it only sents a temporary political imeasuer. It depends on its execution .whether jt^ '  ^ iholds good at the general conclusion of peace."  ;  " >v-;^S| Replies to ftmuts Or, Solf, secretary -tor the colonies; said that General Smuts had dei * East Africa as u connecting link/.oxi the road to Egypt and India anfeiaAo;:"?v^ thus set up a sort of Monroe Doc^ne . for the southern hemisphere with the exclusion of the Germans; French had in West Africa "That is a much stronger atidn of the standpoint oE the secretary, "than when;tlisiisecur^^p^ ity of ones own frontier Is desired^:i|/>| General Smuts attempts -to; ad^nce^;^S justification for this by ^saylng^that^ilp Germany  would militarize the-cploieji^.^^ races. The natives in the German col-ony have not been trained, or^eveiiV: equipped for fighting against - iiinev^l whites, whereas France has^reated^iit^K^ her colonies standing army of a^iin^^S dred thousand and has thus made^most- of her'colonies military.., V- v '.'Great. Britain also i\as troops hi/rJ her African colonies and permanent I ^ white garrison- ^ ~" i-u-^^i. on .the coast ms at all important pUces-^ A. G. Mackay 21. Edmonton East, Mackie 936; May nls^and^slstance �.r^^'^W-'^:^^^ during, the very, strenuous. sessionsy anese, ihtei,vwww*i,^'-^ : ,MT and ^isriin�,th^n ail peronally the f m^ateve^ gov- greatest succe8S,'and,ti-usUng for the, ernment mayj[^ H^JP* 6 '  -  * "a ojv "it is certain tom , , \ Lethbridge, Buchanau 379,; Pack  jaeiily 11. � Red Dfier, Clark' 493; buffer-11. " Strathcona, Douglas ,752;^lode 52. Victoria, 'Ilolden with.;316; overseas to be the deliv'arer of Russia ajid tb y0tes, has a total of 3123 and White aim at freeing. Russia from the Geiv ,wltll 25 has 3.G20. � " man yoke. It is to "be hoped ttiat^the \ Dr., Thompson of the Yukon, with allies will treat Japan with confidence the overseas vote, now leads his op-and vthe lieafty spirit of co-operation pbnent, Congdon, by 111. The.election Whichv.she.hasNthe right to. expect as committee of Uie bouse of commons, am ally. \ There should be, no' niggard!^ y^m-decide whether tii^soldiers'; vote and, grudging assent." : '^X.\x' *3 to be counted. The Daily News is not surprise^ by the widespread cry raised for: Japanese action but hopes the allies fearer fully will consider all that is involved (CONTINUED. ON PAG] L h if Approximately three liundred sold* jers,; votes have been cast for; the goK'-eimnient candidate ^n.^elsoE, Man., where the election /will?:take plac.e on ^priV,l, as against 15 for; the opposition^ � r � i J had beepme ^QgiilQUBJium beings, (Special to the Herald) Edmonton, Feb* 28.-Tho major portion of the sitting of the legislature of Alberta this afternoon was taken up with a consideration of the premier's statement in relation lo tie conference of the premier^ nFpttawa, nnd the discussion was fea^red by strong criticism by lion. A, G/MacJ&ay on the action of Premie^ Stewart on the question of the province securing lis natural resources*- Janfes Weir who spoke, for tlie first time'Mxv the house was a critic of the conference itself. He said all that had been done could have been covered by a three cent stamp,v and that the results did_1 hot justify the journey of the premier. McKay ...Critical ' -J Hon. A. G. AfucKay hi moving the adjournment of the House for the purpose of considering the important mat-, ters raised at the conference of Premiers at Ottawa. said 'they /would' find very much the same conditions after this war as they,had found-.afteri the war in South- Africa.. , Their soidlers returned fitter men. but. they noticed; tijat when men who. had been"Jiving" an isb J'a'ted life' came back "they distinctly different in this; respect.; The/conipanisns tliey had made in the;. iern war had altered ihQjr dta^ositidh. They j Germany cannot make herself -.w.,^-^-.^. ^ less on this account, while others'arfeife^ militarizing." ' ' - M^^fifSi Opposed to NextvPeace :pffer,;^|^^|| Dr. Gustav ^tresm^nn,v Natiy na^Mbii;^ oral, said: ' ^- ' . " * -:X0^ "The last few weeks hav�)taug^^|j| what is the beat methodi of:-reachin^^ peace. It is true that the-f of foodstuffs was hoard of the feelihg^M men who could not possibly, isolate themselves. That spemed'tb be the main characteristic of the Veterans- - ^ . .  , TA ................ ^ ., Hvho returned from the SoutK African apparently changed. � It is not^ame|^ war and he thought they would find Rations ^ the men who came/back - from the  tag resolution, nor. the^reply^;-^^ m*AoAiif war would hp verv much the which has brought present war would be very much same. ' i "" If that were so proceeded Mac- ffulV'\ Utt� Kay it naturally b'rou^t;-'upj,-tlie.'land ; ea.?|;' settlement scheme and' the" auesEidn ��vinw arose who would handle it, : Wants ProvinciaiT&ntrot- J' It tie direct handlinffjpli^li^whole soldieiv problem was ;piy?in4'|6; the provinces assisted by./the ;/p6minlon �he soJ^iers would be;! ;uealing^ with men they knew. Therefore; he contended *th at in the matter ;th'eriaVBlibiiU\ be co-eperation, witli': the 'ni'bvihces pope's note, but .the advance /ot/the^ unbroken Germani . military ;^rce^||| Rumania, accordihg|tO^^ does not deserve,consid^}^ : concluded: V.1 �nA^^v-'^x^Mij^m 5 A war indemnity-israrealguarr oh lonis komesteads.,:.�; Uf�3f."dl4:V.�8t.; the scheme would fail.. 1 - ; Should ;Havs ;Agreem6pfc:? > Coming to -the QuesUonjotuiie- nat-ural.resources tie momUer �r'Aiiir. western wem^e;l#^lSS^|Mi^den:: opportunity. T^e pr^ihi?rb ot/thfli eas-tferh provinces,: acc ON OPERATE f* , London^ :jm*$g$m >> ^mon4., the. ^r^^v aeader ';*Kpperated on/toifia"*-1"* �4 t r � \ - J 1 1 - ^ i - ;