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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XI. J" LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, "WEDNESDAY, MAHCII �. 191H N CM HER 72 Calgarian Dead Evacuating Petrograd Hon. J. R. Jioyle Tells of What iieing Done-Davidson Seconds Ross' Plan Fifty Lives Lost Calgarian Went Down Belfast, Mar. 2.- (Delayed).- The British liner Calgnrian has been torpedoed off the Irish coast. There were 610 persons aboard, nearly 500 of whom have been landed at an Irish port. The Cal-gzrian was struck by four torpedoes. .i 1 GET NATURAL RESOURCES TO HELP THE SOLDIERS CAPT. PEARSON'S PLEA THE LATE JOHN- REDMOND London, Mar. 6. - Official announcement was made by the ad-> miralty today that the British armed merchant cruiser Calgarian was torpedoed and sunk on March 1. Two officers and 46 men were lost. . (Sprrlnl to t1ie,'ni�raM) Kdmonton, Mar. fi.-"The work in Alberta is still in its infancy but Us service already to the war cripples is well worthy of imitation;'* This econium upon what Alberta in doing lor the returned soldiers is nn excerpt from the report of Douglas C. McMurtrie, acting director of the Red Cross institute for crippled soldiers and sailors of the United States, upon what, was being done by Canada for i he maimed victims of the war, and was quoted by the Hon. J. R. Boyle, Minister of Kducatlon, in the debate In the House Tuesday afternoon on the conference of the premiers at Ottawa when informing the legislature of what the province had done in rotation to the returned .soldier. Mr. Boyle declared that Alberta had done in co-operation with the Dominion government, everything, to bin mind, humanely possible to assist the disabled soldier back to civil life, and he stated that up to last Christmas Alberta had more men being trained vocationally than the biggest province in the Dominion, Ontario. Alberta Leads � In regard to this Mr. McMurtrie In his report pointed out that "the clearest conception of the Canadian plan can be gathered from the study of its working in some specified district, and the most favorable for this purpose is the province of Alberta." The - Minister .qf Education pointed toiit that the education of soldiers in convalescent homes was a plan that had originated In Albert-a and he informed the House that JOO men were now receiving re-education in one form or another in the province, Editor Speaks I OF HEART FAILURE she sailed from with ('unadiitii Hud Been ;t Prominent Figure in the Nationalist Movement For Some Years London. Mar. fi.-.John 10. Redmond, the Irish Nationalist leader, died thjM morning. " / Mr. Redmond, who underwent an operation in London last Friday, passed a fair day yesterday and apparently was maintaining the progress shown Monday. The Irish convention which had been supported by Mr. Redmond, yesterday adopted a message of sympathy in which an earnest-wish was expressed for'his early ^and complete recovery. , Mr. Redmond passed away peaceful-iy^Jit 7V$t> o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble, following the recent, operation which was for ian intestinal obstruction. This was borne courageously and it relieved the patient, buLbeart trouble set in Tuesday night. ' 'r The physicians attending Mr. Rcd-:tndnd-issued: the following announcement : "We regret to announce that John Redmond died at 7:45 this morning. Owing to several, serious attacks of The Allan liner Calgarian was a vessel of 37,Ml") ions gross. r>fjK feet lung and TO feel of beam. She was built in Glasgow in 1!U4. There are no published records of the recent movements of Hie Calgarian which for sonic time has been in the service of the Kritish government. The last report, given out concerning the Unci* was in April of Jruu, when Halifax for Knglaud troops. A most unusual circumstance* in connection with the sinking of fhr> Calgarian is the fact that: she was struck by four torpedoes. So far as published reports have shown, in no previous ease has a merchantman been subjected to such a heavy attack by submarined. Evidently the Germans concentrated submarines to ensure the sinking of tha. liner. The Calgarian has been on cruiser duty in the North Atlantic steamship lyute since the war broke out. She has also made several trips from Hall- i r fax to England with di^iinguished passengers, on one occasion carrying Sir, Robert Borden,* the Citnadinn premier. The Calgariau's navigating officer was Captain Kendall, who identified the murderer Crlpp\ will be the deputation. Meeiings :' protest are. being itch! in the country and petitions signed. There is great, resentment hero over the government's action. * 91 Russians Are Eager to Fight in Defence oi* Country-Gov- *** A crnmcnt Leaves MOSCOW THE CAPITAL Thousands of Lives Lost at City * * of Kiev and Much Property Destroyed V V I 1 Succeeeds Brewster the Late Premier Has Been Long in Public Life BISHOP OF LONDON SAYS ALL HIS INCOME GONE London, Mar. 6.-Before thr close of the second' day of the week's war bond campaijjn, tanks, which are touring London and the provinces, had brought in nearly �25,000,000. The Bishop of London, speaking from the top of a tank today declared he had invested, his last hundred pounds in bonds and that all his income was gone. He said he was having hi* land plowed up for allotments and his houces had been turned into Red Cross hospitals. i I i Valparaiso, March t>-The Chilean schooner Falcon has arrived here from ISastar Islands, having on hoard the crew of the German cruiser Scaadler. The reached the Waster Islands after the cruiser was lost. auxiliary Germans in a sloop t Moved hy the operation and for some days satisfactory progress was/maintained. After a fairly comfortable day Appointment of a commission to make in investigation on which a plan for their development could be laid heforo the Dominion government in support j Tuesday, heart trouble supervened dnr-of the case for the province for jus-1 m& the night and after a, few hours tice being done Alberta' in the matter. I Mr. Redmond passed peacefully away. Capt. R. Pearson speaking in behalf of tho soldiers said that all tliey asked was that they should receive justice, and fair play from the h.ande of those who had remained behind, and many of whom, they as soldiers admitted, had borne a sacrifice as great as they lilt. J. A. Lundy, Stony Plain, expressed disappointment that some scheme In aid of greater production had not been formulated at Ottawa.' Win the War First Much" had been said about schemes of demobilizing, 'began Mr. Boyle, and it appeared from the remarks of some members of the llouao that what they had to^iiecide upon wan some scheme in preparation^for demobilisation. "I do not think," he proceeded, "ihis is the important question to the people of Canada and Alberta at tho present lime. With the fact staring us in i he face that Itussia is at the feet of tho enemy suing for peace at any price it would appear to mo that the great, question for the people of Canada, and Alberta as well, is not the question of demobilization, but the question of mobilization. We must first prepare, to win this war before the time arrives for thinking of peace. It is not a time for considering peace and demobilization, but n time lor considering war and mobilization. If the Oermaii nation should win-we must all hope, and firmly belipve they have not a chance of winning-the1* nothing olae vory much would matter, and the scheme of demobilization would be a very different scheme from that which any person is thinking about at. the present time. Futrher, I would re-1 Mpeotfully suggest that we give our whole united attention to the question what, we can do.towards assisting in winning the war." Province Prepared iiefore the Dominion government had decided to evolve a scheme for dealing with this, problem of the returned^ soldier the government of Alberta, said Mr. lioylo. was already considering 1ho question.. They were not in a position to know whether the Dominion would .consider it a Dominion or provincial no but they had made up their minds,tha\ so far as tho government..of Alberta was concerned they were ready lo deal with it B3 a provincial question if the .Dominion government decided it was not a prob-"iom for Dominion responsibility. It happened fortunately'they had a �cheme of technical education better than any province in the Dominion witji Hie possible exception of Nova JScotia, and he thought they had a bet- lContinued ok 1jaqb tf) Sketch of Career The late John Edward Redmond was born in 1851, being G7 years of age at tho time of his death. He was tho son of the late W. A. Redmond, of Bally-trent, whV) married Miss Joanna Dal-ton of New South Wales in iSSH. He was educated in Clongowes; and Trinity CoUege, Dublin, He was a barrister by profession, >aiid entered parliament in 1SS1. representing New Ross till 1885, N. Wexford till Igor'and Water ford continuously nince 1891. He was a Nationalist and was chairman of the Irish Nationalist party, in which The Seeadler. raided the South Atlantic for many months and sank eleven merchantmen. Tiie commander of the raider, Count Von Lucknow declared she had sunk twenty-five vessels. A British destroyer was said to have sent her to tho bottom. Another report had it that tha raider was stranded and still another that she had been destroyed by fire. Dispatches also stated that the captain of the raider and five of the crew were captured off the Fiji Islands. Some Concede There is Division But That There Won't Be Any More One MARCONI DOESN'T LIKE THE SCANDALS ( Continued on Pagb 4) MORE THAN HALF OF JEWISH POPULATION DEAD New York, Mai*. 6.-More than half the Jewish population of Jerusalem have died of famine and pestilence, says a message received through British gdvernment sources. The message adds that "the remaining *hlrty thousand Jook little better than living corpses. The morale, however, is excellenVand everybody Is happy despite three years of acute suffering." Rome, Mar. 6.-Senator Gugliel-mo Marconi has not yet decided whether he will accept the leadership of the Italian mission to the United States. The senator declares he is not willing to shoulder certain financial scandals which have arisen. In a speech on March 2, according to a Rome' dispatch, Senator Marconi urged the Italian government to adopt energetic emasures concerning reported irregularities in purchases made in the United States by the Italian mission. BRITISH BUSY RAIDING . TRENCHES OF ENEMY WAR SITUATION QUIET LABOR MEN IN FOUR OUT OF FIVE WARDS Paris, Mar. 0.-The Germans persist in declaring that they are not aware of the presence of American troops on the western front, writes the correspondent oi" the Temps with the British army in France. This, ho says, may be pretence or the result of what they have been taught, but all prisoners, officers and privates taken in the latest minor operations when a3kefl about Americans invariably reply: "Yes, we know there Is a division in France and there never will bo That is not enough to scsro Victoria, :\iarch �.-Hon. John Oliver, Minister of Railways and Agriculture hus been chosen as the successor of the late Hon. H. C. Brewster us j premier of the province. Me is ;i ( i'amiliar figure in the political life or the province and is a fighter. He was very close to the Into premier, lie has given close attention to the railroad problems of the province. John Oliver, was born iu Harting-ton. Derbyshire, England, on July 31. 1850, His parents came, to Canada and nettled in Ontario in 1870. At the age of 11 years John Oliver became a wage earner in the lead and Iron mines of Derbyshire and at Mary-horo, Wellington county Ontario, he worked on the farm in the summer and iu the woods in winter up to 1877. About that time he secured employment with a (.'. P. Ii. survey party and in tho same year took a homestead farm in Surrey Municipality, B. C. In 1S80 he acquired tho title to his present farm in Eat Delta and overcoming drainage conditions has brought it to a -high state of efficiency. In the course of his life at Delta he operated a threshing machine a portable saw mill. In 3 900 he was elected to the legislature for Delta and after years in opposition took a place In Mr. Brewster's cabinet as minister of railways and agriculture. NEVER SAW DRUNKEN New York. Mar. 5.-A special cable! received today from Petrograd says: 1 "The peace treaty with Germany, 'signed at Brest-Litovsk Sunday afternoon is now regarded as only a 'scrap of paper.' "The highest enthusiasm for fighting is prevalent throughout Petrograd, "The Petrograd pan-exeoutlv� council has called an extraordinary session of soldiery and peasants and Cossacks for Moscow, March 12, to decide whether to accept or reject peace. As a result of the German advance this conference may decide to tear up tho treaty and declare 'a holy war.' "The movement to re-unlte all democratic parties for the purpose of fight-j ing defensively to the last is growing.'* ! Thousands of Lives Lost ! � Washington, Mar. r>.-Several tbous-i iuid lives were lost, and millions of dollars' worth of damage was done in the city of Kiev, Russia, during the recent fighting between the Ukrainians | and the Bolshevlki. according to de- SOLDIER IN TRENCHES U�yed consular telegrams to the state i department received today. They also (told or the advance by Austrian and German troops'with those of tho Ukraine on the city of Kiev in tho last Toronto, Mar. 5.-Lieut. Charles H. Lord, M.C.. of Edmonton, Alta., who is here on the way home from Flanders, strongly refutes recent statements made about the condition of our soldiers in the trenches. "Ninetv per cent, of the men don't drink at .ill," said Lieut. Lord. "I have never seen a drunken man in the trenches." Liaut. Lord went overseas with the 9tU battalion in 1914. In June, 191o, at Ypres he earned the Military Medal, was wounded later and went through the Somme campaign. In June, 1917, he was made a lieutenant and in the fighting around Lens won the Military Cross. ALL F 111 more, us." British London, -Mar. uey Raiding Canada Food Board Prepares Regulations to Penalize All Waste of Food Sydney, Mar. 6.-William Fitzgerald was elected mayor of Sydney yesterday, by a majority of 231, over S. E. Muggah. the retiring mayor. A feature of the alder-manic contest was the election of labor candidates In four of the five wards. In Glace Bay, A.L. McNeil defeated the retiring mayor, A. J. McDonald by a majority of more than six hundred. L Brower Gets Two Years 4 Edmonton. Penitentiary Charles Brower. recognized king of Lhefcolored colony in Letbbridge, was sentenced late Tuesday afternoon, to two years in the penitentiary in Edmonton, having1 hern convicted by His "Lordship Mr. Justice Ives on two counts of attempting to bribe a witness and obstruct the couyso of justice in the case of Rex vs. Charles Kuo::, who a few days previously hnd been given seven years for the attempted murder of William Howard, also colored. It was Knox'u aftchipt to shoot Howard, and Brower's attempt to other Hertillon measurements and started him on his road to the pen. Thus does a familiar figure in tho police court circles of this oily puss out for a few months. 'Too Wise" The witness Howard had concluded his evidence when the court ros�-for noon yesterday. Immediately after resuming Charles F. arris, attorney, took the stand. Ho told of hia conversations with lirov/er over the attempt to get Howard out of the country,. Brower had told him what he had bribe him and got him out of the i done, that he had promised Howard country before the trial in the supreme \ faoo and $40 to get out. Mr. Harris told i raided the enemy's trenches early this morning cast of Bullecourt and captured a few prisoners and two machine guns," says today'd war office report. "Our casualties were slight. "Successful raids also were carried out by our troops last night near the Scarpe .and in-the neighborhood of Lens. "Southeast of Gouzeaucourt a hostile raiding party was repulsed. "Additional prisoners and a machine gun were taken hy us as a result oi' these encounters." The French Report Paris, March 5.-The French war office tonight issued the following official statement: , � "During the duy the artillery fire continued raiher violent on the right bank of th� Mouse, particularly in the region o!! Hois Ho Fosses. In the Vos-ges the activity of the artillery was marked in the sectors of Violu De Sapt and Hilseufirst. 1 "Army of the East? The artillery on both sides was active in the region of Monastir. It was quiet on the rest | of the front." Strong Resistance By Enemy London. .March ,r�.-Field Marshal Haig's official statement issued tonight, reads: "In the raid last night iMontlay) ai Warueton. strong resistance was encountered and at least forty of the enemy were killed. Our troops, nevertheless, reached the second German line and repulsed two counter attacks [ with further lozr. to the enemy. Our own casualties wore light. "During the night the enemy raided two of our posts, one south of St. Qtieutin Kpehy. "Today the enemy's artillery has Winnipeg, March - 5.-The system 1 federation of the mechanical employ-"Engllsh troops j eeg of alJ Canadian railways, C. P. R., C. N. H., T. K and Government Railway, have amalgamated and form-1 ed Division ment of the Labor thus bringing approximately thirty thousand men Into one ."rganiza-tion. Future schedules will be negotiated through that body. The representatives of the various federated interests to the number of about 200 from all parts of Canada. Halifax to Vancouver, have been in session iu Winnipeg since Monday, February 25 and the various delegates are returning to their homes tomorrow. Winnipeg, Mar. 6.-The Ottawa correspondent of a local paper in a dispatch published today says: "People who waste food in war time whether in cold storage companies, produce houses, or food hoarders of any kind'will be punished by either fine or imprisonment if they arc caught at. it. "Regulations have been prepared by the Canada food board and are now week of February. The small number of Bolshevik! troops at Kiev ottered | little hope that the city would'be de-feuded." Make Moscow Capital London, Mar. 6!-The evacuation of Petrograd has begun. Three stato ministries, according to a Reuter die-patch from Petrograd dated Tuesday have started to leave the capital from ! which the population is also fleeing hastily. The Bolsbeviki government proposds to declare Moscow the Hussian capital and Petrograd a free port. Vienna Crazed With Joy Geneva, Mar. 6.-When news that the Russian peace treaty had been signed reached Vienna, according to a. dispatch from Buchs, the people became delirious w.ith joy. Newspapers which appeared'on the streets with large headlines, sold promptly. The Russian rouble advanced five points on the bourse. The people of Vienna, it is added, are delighted more at the prospect of obtaining additional foodstuffs than over the conclusion of the peace negotiations. Still righting London, Mar. 6.-An official Russian statement received here says Ensign Kryienko, the Bolshevlki commander-in-chief, has* sent a message to tho Austrian and German chief commanders stating that the Austrian* and Germans are still fighting notwitltfltajiding the conclusion of peace. Ensign Kryienko has asked whether the German high command has taken all steps necessary for cessation of hostilities. i " i awaiting approval of the cabinet ooun- four of the ra.lwav depart-, p*MftBe waste of food. The re- iTe_r_ca" Bulatina will be promulgated within a DEMOCRATS WIN IN NEW YORK STATE CENSURES IA FOLLETTE Madison, Wis.. Mar. 6.-The resolution condemning Senator La-follette for his attitude toward the war, was passed by a vote of 53 to 32 in the 3tate legislature this afternoon. BOLSHEViKI LEADERS , few days. I "While the object in view is primar-] I ily to provide ways and means of get-1 ting after cold storage companies and food speculators wlto hoard supplies 1 waiting for sales of food at -top prices and of ton allow parts of their perishable stock to go bad'rather than sell a steady j output at normal market prices the | regulations will also be framed that i the private hoarded and waster will be 1 punished. "It will bo remembered that recent reports of Cost, of Living Commissioner O'Connor drew attention to stocks of eggs anil dairy produce in Montreal and other centres and the. resultant, wastage through decay. Tho government is now providing penalties for this sort, of thing. Any cold storage companies or produce dealer responsible U'V keeping food so long that ii becomes won hieas will be severely punished. The regular reports recaiir-;ed by the food board from all food deul-I oiv who aro new under license, together with reports of the hoard's inspec-� toff, will furnish information locating i I he oftenses." New York, Mar. 6.-The women voters today expressed jubilation over their participation in yeater-day's special congressional elections here, the first in which they have been allowed to vote in this state. Through the victories Won by the Democrats nominated In four districts'to fill-vacancies caused by the resignations, the Democrats control of the house of reav resentatives at Washington re> mains intact. Fully 59 per cent of the women registered cast their ballots, representing fifty per cent of the total vote. The new congressmen each announced his intention to stand by the administration and its policy. CONSCRIPT ENEMY ALIENS- Chatham, Ont., Mar. 6.-A i-eauiuLiuu. to the government calling for the immediate conscription of aliens for labor was a feature of yesterday's session of the annual convention of Blacjt Knights in session here. AME ALIEN MINERS f Fill V�* V ^UllUl Wl I i and tho othar southeast of Four of our men are missing. court that resulted iu Brower and ; him he. was placing himself in a crini- i shown some activity at different points Knox being sentenced to spend the j inal position. "Then he told me," said next two years together in tne Edroon-! ton penitentiary. Manning was dismissed. Urower took the'*conviction and sentence without a murmur, and wan immediately taken ro the A.P.P. heud-qunrters where detectives photographed him, took )iis fIoger prints and tho "witness, "that he was too wise to handle the money himself.** Cross examined, witness said Brower was always considered the leader of the colored race in tho city. Silas Loh'bfngs. also colored, said -he | High between I-'losciuiere-: and Scarpe river Hostile working parties in this area were dispersed by our artillery." Petrograd, Mar. 5.-The Bolshe-viki leaders are preparing to withdraw even as far as to the Ural Mountains rather than submit to the defeat of the revolution, said Leon Trotzky, foreign minister, in an interview today with the Associated Press. VVEATHEK 4 4 e f ---- Low........................ (Continued on Page Three) J Forecast: F William Meredith-If they strike what are yo'ii going to do?" Wallace Neabitt-"Shoot them." A. R. Butler-We won't take time to do that just now. Mr. Neabitt added that the high rate of wages had induced a disinclination on the part of the woraers to work for more than a short time each week. ;