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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^ VOLUME XI. LETllBWrPGE.-ALBERTAgf SATt rU)AY. MARCH 2, IfllS NUMBER 69 mm K FOOD CUT OFF 'German Forcies Mov|ng on the Soui^^ of Food ^ I Supply ^ EIGHT HOUR DAY : IN BRITISH COLUMBIA ' Vlclorlti, . Miri'cli 1.-Kfglit tiourB i will W the  limit ol >. a wofkmun'fl .day. In, or' around ? ooal or moUl'iiilneB (n British Hon. .Wnuam-Slo'aii; minister, v. . * � �� ' . � .  KUSSIAN FORTRESS OF ' KIEV IN POSSESSION -!- D SEmEM'I Members of Commission'^Will Vi.sit Western Centres *in The Near Future AGRICULTURAL TRAINING TO BE REQUIRED OF THE MEN WHO WANT LAND Otl*va, Miir. 2,-A complete and flu 111 analysis ot the clv-Jl and mllltttrv vof�.ca3t''ljrtiiegouaral Election jnailb l>y M'. J^.O'Connor,,general returniiig of^lceri'!ahow&. that'the union govern-' motit hail (I .pppulcic irfttjorit'y of 264",21'B votoB over the unit** vote of all opponents ot government candidates. TIio �govornmont majorfty over tho official opposition alone w^s 326,008. By provinces the civil and military yot^ combined was as follows: Gov't. All others lAlbortlt........ ' 79,904 49,901 British Columbia.. - 69,944 40,050 iManitoba...... 107,1.'(1 27,253 New Brunswick .,. 42,028 :{;},098 Nova Scotia .. .. 49,801 51,000  Ontario....... 510,241 268,218 P. E: Is)ond .... 12,297 12,.';ia Quebec....... 75,990 24.3,473 Svisltatchowan____ 83,184 31,571 Yukon........ 694 ' 808 ., Totals...... 1,023,109 757.893 . Oovornnieiit majority over united ote of alj opponents 264,216. official jiopposition Conference of Lloyd George With U. S. Ambassador Page Leads To Surmises  REPORTED THAT ALLIES HAVE INVITED JAPAN TO PROTECT INTERESTS IVIakes a Denial ' London, Mar. 2. - Ambassador Page departed from London for the country early this morning. The embassy authorized a denial of the statement in the Daily News yesterday *tliat^ Premier Lloyd George had visited the embassy and had an important confei'enco -with Mr. Page. A ^Counter Attack, Promptly 'Launched Regained Ground : : * > : : > ? : > '> B. C. NATIVE BORN DIES AT 100 YEARS. N'ortli V'anconvnr, .March ].- .loaoph Mayo, boin in LanKlny. H.C,-one liundrud ycar.s and niKlit month.s ago, died at Uvo lionn! of his daughter, Mrs. P. linrnandoz, last night. Ills fiitiier vvaa a Hawaiian, tho I'lr.st 10 arrive on Ibc coaiU of Korlli America. .t^, >> .> > > :an's Interpretation of her position is that she Is responsible for tho malnteit-linoe of peace -and security in the Far Bast. A German menace already exists in Siberia'and was well known to the allies ever before the latest Gorman advance in Russia." Ask Japan to Act London, Mar. 2.-According to tho Dally Mall, it is understbod that ' the, allies have decided to ask the Japanese to take 'any steps necessary for tho protection of tho allies in the Far East. Stress Is laid on the fact that the British and Japanese governments bold that Japan's Intervention in the Russian affairs is not to be construed as an net ot hostility to Russia or the Russian government. It ipurposo Is to safeguar(| menaced allies interests and to protect stores and munitions at Vladivostok and to assist Russia to lighten and eventually lift the burden ol tlie German yoke. mmm, Victim of' Pneumonia - Had Only Been Premier Less Than Two Years Calgary, Mar. 2.-Conscious to the last, Premier Brewster of British Columbia passed aw,iy at 10.30 o'clock last night In the Holy Cross Hospital. Fully realizing his end was near, the premier, with his ,.hand clasping that of his brother, Cap^G. W. Brewster, died, having waged a courageous fight since last Sunday morning, when he was admitted to the Holy Cross hospital. At his bedside Wf re his private secretary, W. W. Baer, his brother Captain Brewster,' and the attending physicians'. Sketch' of Career Ilarlan Carey^'isrewsier, premier of HrltlsU Coluinbla slncin September, London. March 2.-Gurniun troops carried out ar raid on a wido front ugalnst tho Portngiiijsc lrunted Murder - Justice , Ives Censures Carrying of Fire Arms �J/ Washington Uncertain Washington, Mar. 2.-Although in- (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) �- .--.- � �' ' r-rra MEDICINE^ HAT PASTOR RESIGNS, LONq SERVICE Medicine Hat, Mar, 1.-After having served St. John's church as minister tor twonty-two years. Rev. J. W. Mor- .row,'M.A., ;lL.B., placed his resignation In the haAds of tho Medicine Hat ' pre&bjjtory at Us meeting yesterday. jVessel Left Vancouver on Nov. /14 and Has JuBt jReactied . London Ottalwa, March 1.-With the arrival ot steamer War'^VIceroy In England at London on February 16 wltji a cargo.^t. �yvheat trom Vancouver, by �way ot the Panama canal, the first tage has been completed In an experiment whlcli may have far-reach ing benetit$ (or the great grain producing areas of weistern Canada. The Ny^r Viceroy cleared from Van t ii:ouvor on November 14. She tool* 92 days to/complete the-voyage to ton don fi-orn Canada, Sht� had 100,000 -, bushels of wheat on board- .A. full report iB expected lu due course from the special otficerH who accompnnfed this shipment to Englandi" MORE CAPITAL. FgR / FtAVELLE'-S COMPANY Ottawa, March 2.-Supplementary letters patent have been issued. In cr��glng tho capital stock pf'the Wll llam Cavloa Company, Limited, from 8,000,000 to $5,000,000. A ,^ BAN Or^ ANOTHER PAPER Ottawa, March's,--PoBsegsipu of tite "l4yc�n(a,,^orid'! na tndlanapoHs . ntontjily liaB-iboo;i pvolilbltedv'by ten-�ur�)f(U order.'/ ' Lethbridge-Taber Goal Field Led rVoviince in Production According to 't)�e annual report ot the provincial chief Inspector of mines, the Lethbridge-Taber domestic coal field produced 83,824 tons, loss of coaUlu 1917 thait in 1918, iTlie official figures ^how that the big reduction came In the second quarter when only 49,000 tons were produced in Lethbrldge aa fgalii8tH20,000 tons the previous year, though Taber produced somewhat more; TUo reason for the falling off was the strike which closed ^own all the mines, ' Totar lignite produced .urthe province for the whole year wa^: 2,537,829; total soft coal whs 2,206,868; total aii-Hhractte, 118,717; making the l�tai coal'output 4,SC3i414 tons, as against 4,048,004 tor tiie year 1916. , U will >be ^een from theso figures that the Taber-Lethbr(dge domestic coji^l field produced ^2 per cent'of the ligiilte produced lij the prdvluco In tho year. Tlte Drumliellqr field, which i^ rapidly coming .to tl^e front tlu�Ugh with an Interior eta^Cib ol coal, was the next field in importance, producing 6110,974 tons during the year or iu per t;ent of(the provincial output. Drum 'heller was a (atrly'heavy pVoducer'In the second Quarter''while the > tetU: bridge field waskBhut dovyn by strike. However Hi* Drumbeller field produced more ooa) In 'the last'.quarter than did, tho Lothljr)dge-'rHber field, 'owing to the shortage o|,"ij�bn In the 'southom fiold ' . , ' The Pass mines adjacent to Letli bridge are far"and away ahead lii;tho production ot steam' coal tor the rall-woys, pi-oducing during the year 1,193,-000 tons ot the 2,200,000 produced In the province or more than 50 percent. The following figures give the Letli bridge-Taberfleld figiires for the four quarters: Lethbeldgo. Taber. 9lU 91^ First quarter 204,952 54,559 Sec. quarter 49,343 10,493 Third Quar. 158,000 42,913 Fourti| quar._ 207,555 67,701 Total 259.211 59,836 200,913 275,250 quilrters Tho Drumholler fteld by produced: First tiuarlor .......... 137,729 Second'.quarter ..... .....\ .58,013 Third quarter............. 213,63.4 Fourth quarter ............. 251,638 The above figures will go to show .\yhat slack tinio In tho mines of tbiR district for tho next throe months .will mean In loss otvtioal for next-winter's consumption approxlmatoly 200,000 tons, which was- about the figure men tlonod by the/Herald yesterday.- That there will be practically ,iio slack tlmo in the Pass steam qo^l mines is assured by railway omclaU who stato that the railway reserves aro getting low, and all the coal the mines oan produce will be taken and Htored ^or' uonsumpllon during th)> hmvy truffio, season when the- -noW: crop begins to move, ; - Charles A. D. Knox, tho �who shot William Howard, anotlier colored gentleman iii the Ja\\( at Taber on Hallowe'en last was found guilty of attempted murder by Jhe jury late last evening, and was forthwith sen tencod to seven years In tbe peniten tlary. The evidence was all In about five o'clock when court adjourned till seVjBn, when tho counsels' addresses were made. His Lordship .addressed the jury, which returned shortly after retiring with a vonlict of guilty of at tempted murder, with a plea for mercy. In'seutoncing the prisoner His Lordship said he took under consideration- the ploa for mercy, but this ciistom of carrying revolvers and shooting people must stop. There are very few cases when it Is necessary -to cai\ry a gun, and when It Is neces sary'to do so, a permit may be ol) talnod. The sentence was seven years. Aviien court adjourned at lioon yesterday Howard, tho" victim ot tho shooting, had given evidence. In the aftoj-noon, Sum Saunders, also colored, "was the first witness. He had seen the shooting'but had refused to give ovldeiice at the preliminary, trial althougi) arrested by Chief Faulds on tjiat accounti However ho gave damaging evidence yest6r(|ay. During the croas-'exaraina'tlou there was an interesting battle of words between Saunders and C. K. Harris, the counsol for the--defendant. The ^uu, with which the shooting was done, was also produced, hiKlng bjten dpg np by the police ^from a house In Coalhurst. Fred Boder and Sieve Lupul, Bulc-ovlnlans, who came along the street jiist after the shooting testified that j,they had-Maen Knox. standing In Ills barber hop door with a gun in his hand. It looked Ilka the exhibit. They had also seen Howard lying on the floor In tho White' Lunch. , Chief Faulds told ot hla-attendancc on. tho wpunded man, who was badly dazed, and also Identified the bullet which had been extracted at the doctor's office. Mrs. Knox and Knos himself then took the Bland lor the defence, .Knox idenled the shooting though his story was by no means coUerent. is almost'grey in contrast to his coloi' and his black curly bead.  Jio  will be siehl uorth' to the *onli(!(ittnry todR/t , \ the raid. Several raidini; operulion^ Ihn Germans wore conducteil last niKlU. In one case, near Hargincouit, every German who succeeded in reaching the British trenches wore either killed or captured. British troop."? took prinoucrs in raids fti tho Armcntleros region and near Arleux En Gobello. Tlie lexi of tho statement reads: * Norfolk troops carried out a successful raid last night soutii of Ar-mentiores. They killed or took pris-oniers a number of the oiioniy. Prisoners were also brought In by our patrols in the neighborhood ot Arleux-En-Gobelle. "Raids wore_ attempted by the enemy during tho'Tjight at several points. Two hostile raiding parties succeeded In entering our Ihics In (ho St. Quentln sector. A tew of our men aro �missing. In a third raid attempted hy the enemy in the neighborhood Of Harglncourt a few of Ills Iroojis also succeeded In reaching our '^trenchcs, where they were uU killed or captured. i "After a heavy bombardment carried out early this morning on a wide front from .Veuve Chappelle northward a strong hostile raiding party attacked and entered Portuguese front trenches In this area. The enemy was promptly ejected hy a" Immedl^ate counter nttacK which completely restored the Situation. Other hostile raids in the ueighborliood of tlie Ypres-Comines canal and south ot Houtholst Forest also were repulsei with loss to the enemy. We captm-od a tew prisoners and' a machine gun. "The enemy's artillery has shown coaslderable activity during the night in connect!^ with his raids and also iu the Passchendaefe sector." Attacked Americans Paris, March 1.-German troops especially trained for r.aiding operations attacked the American salient last night and this'morning but,the Americans maintained their entire line everywhere and lu addition (iaused heayy casualties amgjig tho enemy. The Americans also took prisoners on both positions attacked. ^ Tho above Is contained in tho French official communication made public tonight. With the Italians' > Rome, March 2.-Heavy artpiei'y fighting on both sides ot tho Brenta river is reported by tho war office. The statemett follows: "On both sides ot tho Brenta the enemy's artillery was more active yes terday. Our batteries directed a strong fire against It and also concentrated on enemy troops in tho . Val San Lorenzo and north of Delia Ber-etta. On the Aslago pjatoau our patrols captured a quantity of arms and ammunition. At Ponto dl Piavo shelled an automobile column. , Near Nervesa British' batteries brought down an enemy airplane." demoralization Exists LENINE CALLS ON PEOPLE TO PREPARE FOR DEFENSE OF LINES DEMAND PEACE MILIP E, 10 Hombing of London Would Be Slopped, Hut For Military Rea.sons GERMAN SOCIALIST pAPER ON RECEPTION OF THE .ALLIED PEACE TERMS Ainsterdura. ."March 2-The Xew Rotterdam Cournnt prints a long Interview whh a "personage wlio returned recently from a week's visit to Berlin!" where ho talked with .a number of prominent persons. InclUdIhg':Bdron Von Dom liau^chauaen. .under.'^ecret-ary for foreign affairs; Dr. Brews,' Prussian minister ot iiiterlor; ,D'r..' Solf, miniater ot colonics and Lieut. Qisn. Von Stein, Prussian minister of war. Tho consensus of opinion, the visitor gathered, was that the greatest peace uegoti^- Vologila. Hui^.sla, ."Mar. 1.-The interior of Uu.salu. following, the example of ['.Moscow, declares strongly ^gainst a separate peace witli Germany. ' Worknu'n's and soldiers' councils in many provincial centres are , Issuing iiiobilixatlon order.s proclaiming a fight lo tile f inlsli in both of the revolutions. Peace Negotiations Off London, Mar. 1.-A message received by the Bolshevlkl government In Petro-grad from IJrest-Lltovsk,-dated J'rlday. orderiiig a train under gillltary guard to meet tlie Russian delegates at Tqr-ossacla was considered hy the- government as probably significant that the peAce neeotiatlons have been broken off, according to a wireless communi'--cation received'here from Petrograd toniglit. Tho wireless coihmunication follow.'^: . ' ' "To all tho councils: '"riiG following message was recelv-j ed Friday from Brest-Lltoysk: " 'Send us a train to Torosaela, near Pskov, escorted by sufficiently large forces Communicate with Krylenko: concerning the bodyguard.' ^ (Signed) 'Karalikan.' "This measa'ge moat pi^obalily signifies that khe peace negotiations have, been liroken off by the Germans. We must bo ready for an immediate German advance on Petrograd and on all fronts. It is necessary that all the people rise and strengthen their uervfia for defense. (Signed) "Lenlne." ; . Ukraine Asked For Aid ; Amsterdam, .Mar. 3.-The decision .of tho Austro-Hungarlau governmonf 'to send troops Into the Ukraine was explained yestejday In the upper house of the .\uBtrian parliament by Premier Von Seydler as having been takon in response to an ;iirgQut request for : nsHistanco from 'the Uk^Wfe govern-jnent. The request waa made, ho said;, ill consequence of events in UJjraltte which threatened to interfere with.the transportation of foodstuffs. "In theso circupstances," ho c'on- Stockholm,^ March 2.-ThDre are difficulty in arriving a tions Is that Germany iloosnot or will not rellnqufsh any military ."advantage unless certain that peace negotiations have a chance, for success. He adds: 'They agreed perfe'ctlj", fo'r'ihsVance wljth-my objections against bombing Lcndon and admitted that for the sake of peace it were better they stopped. Yet, they said, the raids must continue for military reasons." .\mong other things the yisltor,.apparently a Dutchman, said: "I had occasion to.- moot, several members ot tho American colony. To my su-iprlso tho Americans lu Berlin enjoy the greatest freedom." A Socialist View ' .Amsterdam, March 2.--Commenting upon the memorandum ot war alms adopted by the inter-allied Socialists at their conference in LondoiLrecently the Berlin Socialist newspaper Vor-waerts, declares it is able-.to subscribe to nmny ot the points agreed upon, but It adds: "There Is no current opinion in Germany worth mentioning which wpiild bo ready- to concede .^ny alterations to Germany's disadvantage. A government which wa� prepared to^ nmko concessions to the entente relative to Alsace-Lorraine or Posen for Instance, would have no prospect ot remaining linucd, "wo could not refuse our help. The necessity has arisen for participation by the moimrchy In an Action which has not the least � connection with any act ot war and -which possesses no political character whatever. It rather constitutes solely an act ot le-'gal adminiatratiye asslstaiicc rendered at tho reqi^est ot another state, in the Interest orlhat state. Natut'ally, this assistance canpot be given except by the.employment of limited military forces.'^ / ; NEW YORK, GERMANS ' ' TOLD, SURROUNDED : BY BARB WIRE increasing indications ot domorallza tlonVamong the Finnish Rod,,Guards and their Russian supporters,'ufccord-Ing to tho Vasa correspoudont of the Dagens Nyheter. Tho troops'of Go?iera! Mannerhelm, tho government leader, are reported to bo only trnr miles from Bjornborg, on tho Gulf of "Bothna, 75 miles west ot Tammertors". BAINBRIDGE DISCHARGED Toronto, Miir. 2.--The-appellate dl-l vision yesterday aftornoon/gave jiidg-i mont for the discharge of Isaac Baln-brldgo, who was i^onvictod by .TuStlce Hoglns on a charge of publishing ao-ditlous libel. The pamphlets on which the charge was baSed wore "Tho Price We Pay" land the Issue "of. Canada Forward, f(y Octobor 10, 1917, He was found guilty by the jury with a strong recomimendatlon tor mercy. MEANS WAGE INCREASE OF .$1,000,000 YEARLY (CQNTIN'UKD ON PAGE BIGHT). . New York, .March Zj-German newspapers have 'lnformed\ the.lr' readers that New York City for its protection has girded itself, with a barbed w'rre fence 265 miles In length. The Germans also,have, been told that fifty thousand'sold-', iers are guardlfta the. port of Ne'w' York, that rigorous measures have been taken In Chicago and e\%et where and that Hoboken Is deserted. I WEATHEJt Maximum .... .. i.- Minimum........ .. , Forecast: Fine and warmer. 48 22. Alberta Legislators Ask for Resources to Help Soldiers Ottawa,\ Mar. 2.-The labor de. , partment; has received; Word that an agreement has .been reached between th Dominion Coal company and its miners, on the wage basis arrived at,.; at a conference whlch.HoM. T. VV, Crothera and Sen-\ atop "flcbertsontoolv part In here some weeks nflo'. The increase In the rate of pay wli'cb the n�en will' get averages on the whole about 17; , percent or slightly lessthan a m\U lion dollars a year. All the miners of the Dominion'Steel Corporation, i�bwt'B,00();merf,.vwere Involved In ^ the dliputeV; � " � ' (Special to tho HeiaUl) 1 Edmonton, March 1.-Poss'esBl9n by Alberta of Its natural resources In order that tho coal Industry particularly might bo properly developed, was ad'-vocated by J. h. Cote, Grouaj'd, In continuing In the legislature Frlddy afternoon tho debate oh the conference of the western premiers at Ottawa. .Mr. Cote contended that, the development of tho coal products of tho province had been^^ neglected' by tho Dominion goveriunent, and that tho only way In which effective results could be obtained in secnl'lnp for Alberta its natural market, the prairie provinces, was .by having tho administration ot them In . the, hands ot the provincial authorities.' ' Ho pQlntAd out that not only r the coal Itself but by-productain tho form, of fertilizers would bolionle 'more valiiable every year, and "they should prepare themselves for the fiitiiro'-by Insisting that the federal government give them tho control that rightfully belonged to tho'province, Employment for Soldier* ., � P^aparodnes.s, was also." the note "struclt. by, Major .1, R. Lowory, Alexandra, but In a different key .althoUpli .the thoughts ot both membofs ran'in -the same direction. ( Asltlns-II land settlement' was th� only-'tljlng. that was to bo orj,'ered the'fptvni9tl/s'pljiller lu t.hq ,way of omi>loyn)9}U;:,i|"�,->i8kea wMiat th.ey were going to, do for tHose who would not go on tho land, and 1 he urged J the heces^ty for cre'atlng * . new industries In-tho~province. He' admitted 'the main'respohslbillty ^foV ] caring for the soldiers lay in the'Do- j v minion government but they, the^leg-' islature, could consider � what should > ' bo done, and present'a program, to > | ' the federal authorities. He held