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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta voLu^lExn LETHBRIDGE,v ALBEBTA. THURSDAY. \LVRCH 7,1918 Woman Lcgidator Says Such a Courac Would Be in, the Public Interest AMERICANS HOLD EIGHT MILES or TRENCHES FARM HELP FOR SPRING SEEDING IS COMING FROM STATES \ (Spe'elftl to tho H�r�l(l) V^Imo^ton, Mar. 8.-^An announce-ment that ajraingoments were - being peVfectod for Bocurlng furin hc^Ip from the Western States for the spring needing by ^on. Duncan Marshall, and an Intimation by Premier Stewart that Hon. Chas. Dunning In charge ot the Greater Kood Production campaign, In WMtern.Canada would be In Edmonton on Thursday, and would address, the douse, weriB tlie two outstanding fcat-^ uree of the resumed debate on the premiers' conference at Ottawa )n the legislature Wednesday afternoon. No Complaints Mr. Ewing conttnncd the debate. * Commenting on some crtticlrim regarding the patriotic fund, said that he had hevcr heiird a alngla complaint in three years, and added that where there was trouble In a homo the representatives of the fund were always irelcomed because the dependent knew that he or she would have sympathetic assistance./ Coming to the duestion ot land set tlement the member tor West EMmon-ton snid that iii going into a scheme ot this kind they should flrstof all know it there was any large demand because he coiild conceive of no greater trag-' edy � than .placing a man on the land who was not adapted for that mode of lite." - ' t was-* nnquestlohable that a largo / percentage of the men would not go on , the-load. Can't Get Land ' Discussing the subject of the prov Ince' having its i>aturBl resources he SaidUh'at they could not expect to-r^: tain'the 8ubs|(ly and get the-'iiiibllb dat{iain too, and he could not regart^ the qu(^itt|6n as one onl^ between the Westernviirali'lc :.pfpVlnces, and the Dominion. �- - 'it'JAlbertfeoUl^-ISt tewcents.a ton on. tiie-cdar mined the: province would be put: 01^ d substantial finamiU^f-todtir-Ing; .N6w; wa^'/the time' id;i^ave "the; question settled, and > he-hoiied ' the premier woi>Id piress for Its settlement ' In a practical way.. In regard ^to the embargo .on bond issues, Mr, EWing said the present was not � tiine to dispute over .provincial TjglitB. It was the, duty of every cltlsen to support every measure that "was tak�i( toi- the successful prosecution ct the war." Should Zeift Coal Minea Mrs. McIClnney> calling, the attention ef the. house to the number ot days worked In the coal rainoa, said that the legislature should memorialize the Dominion authoritle'SiUrging them immediately to 4ake over the control ot the-niine(^ in the province and that tUey 'should take control of transportation until after the, .war to get the (!oal to. the localities' that needed it. Tblstwpiild not be a despotic measure, s^e-said, but lefgislation in-the inter . hits of the people. They should ^lave men 19 the country big enough - tcj handle.thlajprbblem. There was nothing; to her mihcl, that would so stimulate produijtloa; as a belief that the dominion was seriously taking in hand �6ine-bt'the things the people were looking to theni for direction upon^ '. Gdntlnuing, Mrs. MoK|hney said she . . thought that the removal of the' tariff on: farm maBhInery would have been dlscin^sed at the conference. Premier Stewart said that the western ;premtcirs brought it forward and they, were protnisi^ consideration .but nothing definite was done. \ Mrs> MoKlnney said that a telegram 'hould 1^ Ottawa insisting on the Issudng of. the order in council re-l|[�Tdiiiik the^inter-provincial shipment 'Of ;l{[qiior. Tney wished, Hhe deulared, to.^s'ae .the-prontise-that, the traffic wl^ .-prohibited by April 1st put into effect and: the will'of the people ' 'Uf.Canada belnK:put in operation' HoniMr. Marahall Hon., Duncan r Marshall, dlacussing the queatlon. of the uatural resources, did not Hhink>tlie> western premiers . wouldi be unreasonable in thpir de-' inanda in relatloi) to the eastern prov-1 noes ,they would, ho: believed, adjust thefmattor satistactorily, and he was very. :glM Premier Bt^wait had first brought'^hejnatter where it wae going' - tq be'dlicussedvin a practical raa^aair, and wttstgqinKi^ settled. jp>lUoN|rmu�o ON fAoa 3) lltflp�nl|iti9M^.;^t'BelKlins: (wntlnue and htv^ ;,,(;g|t(iA''Rt^und-at Mott Dl' LIvenza aiid-ai'ili6tui!in of troops marching in the neighborhood pf Odoroso. A British aviator brought down- a hostile machine."* . ' / OF THE SEAMEN In Reply 'to Sir Eric Getldes, Use Evidence of Groggy Sen Captain --^ MAINTAIN THAT SUBS ARB STILL AS DAMAGING AS EVER Former FrencK Soldier, a Wealthy Man, ia Accuaed^the French Enibas^y Washington, Mar.' 7?-Ciiarged with the embeMlemerii of i.several million dollars from the Freiich government in dealings with American Motor Trucks Manufacturors,''Frank OoldsoU, wealthy retired. Fi'ench soldier, is held in Jail here awaiting.extradition proceedings nrhich. 1^111 begin Mikrch 20. He is accused by the French embassy of having appropriated tq.hiB own use, huge "^commlsBiohS'' of war contracts which he was seht,t6,the United States to exeoiite tor bis goTeniment., / Away ,Up in Millions New York. Mbi;.'7;-Following the arrest at Washington yesterday ^ of Frank J. Goldsoll, accused '^by the French goverhnient of larceny of;fi'om |3,ii00,000 to |6,000,000; the offices of the Alliance Motofs Corporation in this city were raided Vy Alfred 11. Decker, a -deputy state attorney general. Action was.,taken,. Mr.-.Beoker said, at the request, of Ambasiador, Jusserand who askod the attorney general's office two months ago - to - investigate Goldsoll's affairs. While OoMsoll :ls not'an'officer of the-Alliance Motors Corporation he has admitted that he is one. of the principal 'Owners, 'according to Mr. Becker.' ^ ' Amsterdam, March 7.-In Ibc full text ot the reply clrcnlateil by the Oor-man Wolff Bureau to the Associated Press Interview with Sir Eric Oeddes, February 1, on the submarine warfare, appear these statements: Geddes says: "Destruction of nil shipping decreases steadily ;-constroc-tlon of merchant shipping Increasas steadily.' Although we energetically repudiate the first .part of,' the assertion, su far a^ the proportion of sinkings to the decreasing tonnage comes into the question, we must here add the 'but* which Oeddos prudently omits, 'But, the sinkings are still far in excess of the number of ships being built and that is the main point.' Geddes maintains that the official figures are exaggereated and that the Oerman admiralty always adds a tew thousand tons to keep up the level. They evidently do not yet know In Engind that the absolute correctness ot the statements contained in a report Is a point ot honor with a Ger man oflcor, and equally so with 'the admiralty staff. Every German will readily understand that from the way iu wli'.ch the English reports are i-ep-rasented. We are obliged^to explain this, because the first lord ot the British admiralty has made the Impudent statement tliat the German admiralty falsified its reports. . Based on Groggy Captain When Sir Eric further maintains that the German assertion that the decreased sinkings are due to the de crease In the number of ships sailing is incorrect, ns is proved by the Brit Ish statistics of ships leaving and ar riving, we think It would be as welt to reply by giving anlilustratlon ot - (Co"ntinued^ Page sji NUMBER' 73 GeiUlaiis Draw Closer the Russian^ Capital ' PstrotrW(^\'Mar. O.-(Delayed). -Pslrofrhil'was calm and oraerly today regardless of the presence of German troaps at Narva, one hun-drad miles; from the capital and .evidences on all sides of the removal ef war supplies. London; Mar. 7-The Qermins have captured,Jamfaurg, east of Narva, whils.the Turco-Oerman offensive Is continuing beyond Tre-bizond, says a Russian official agency dispatch received here today. This actloitr*dds the statement, is despite the official announcement by the German high command that hostilities against Russia has ceased. Jamburg is on the railway line from Roval to Petrograd and only sixty-eight miles from the Russian capital. Tho Germans were reported in yestprday'a dispatches to have halted at Narva, approximately one hundred miles from Petrograd, Trobizond Is on the Black Sea coast of Turkish Armenia. The Turks wore reported to have reached the Trehlzond region In Uiolr otfenslve when tho recent peac# treaty was signed, Nationalize AH But C.P.R. is Adam Beck's View Peterboro, pnt,, March 7.-The consolidation of the railways pt Canada exclusive of tlie Canadian Pacific Railway is Str^Adnm Beck's solution of tho railway. i>roblcm./ Such.aplsu under government supervision followed by the olectrifioation ot a.4arg� pbrttpn of the steam roads in Ontario, would mean a saving of sixtyiorseveilty. million dollars worth ot coal a year, said Sir Adam, at a largely attended meeting held here last night to.:'dlsuuK!; the nationalization of the'Canadlun railways. In�reply. to J.n. Uurnham,- M. P., who asked hltuHo consider the far- mer when planning for tlio future development of the hydro-power system. Sir Adam Beck'said he made a statement iu Toronto somo time ago that was overlooked and In which ho said that on the authority ot the late Sir Jamea Whitney, he was prepared to say Uiat the go ^ernment would as-Bi3t any,township to secure hydroelectric privileges, providing the township would meet one-third ot the cost. The speaker said it was the government's intention to adopt, a plan similar to that uf the gdod roads scheme, where the government provides forty per cent ot the cost of road construction. Gov't Will Ratify the ^loeight Rate Increases Ottawa,, Mai;. 7.-The Evening Citisen saysr/^'li is hiahly probable that tliei^overnmant will ra-. tify tha awtiy way of llrhltatien." London, Mar. 7,-A raid.'atteniptcd by the enemy last,night east ot Ephey, under cover of a heavy artillery barrage, was completely repulsed, the war off lob announces. Other hostile raiding t>arties which endeavored to reach our lines southeast ot Grenier Wood and east of Poelcapelle wore equally unsuccessful. ' - ^ The enemy's artillery has been active in the SCarpe valley, west of Lenji and east of Ypres, and'shortly bofore dawn developed considerable activity in the Newve Chapeile sector. French Repulse'Them ; Paris, Mar. 6.-German raids oii the Verdun front last night were repulsed by, the^ French, tho war office an-nounfea. NOT CHEERFUL Talk of Heavy Losaiea by Submarines-Country 'Fails to' ' Realize Situation LEmiEPOWER  IMvre, .Mi^. a,-The Qerm;V�(^i)f)y escaped from Bel-alum. .'TI\ey*X� alio carrying the ritlisi (ram str��t audi local .railway ; tr%ol|�!',�(Tho/ raUs, on one Mine have . _ _ d^sappsKi'adv^ entirely. It'la said the have povsr ,uncl#>^tli�UeglsUt|on be-r�lls�ar� b^ing shipped 4^ Oermsny.� fore, the house to MUppiy seed, irain to , . (Soeolal'to,.th� Hevftld) / Bdmonton, March 7i-iTh6 bill to empower, municipal distriota to raise money on fovernment guarantee to supply seed grain,to settlers', wm rei^d a first time in tha lec'lslature WednSA-day. afternoon. ;i It was Intrddwced by Hon., WUfrid Oirlispy' who In esirtftm-int the designation munloipal dU. tricts sala that It ilras tb9 Intention oi, tha fov�rnm�nt'to}brinf'la:� msMuri^ oomblnlni,thbt�of^^notkiBr,eatlnt local' lmpraT�maat:4iatrlctiX^nd. rural ^pun-l Petrograd. Mar. 6.-To � gathsrliig of workmen's and soldiers' delstatbs. at Moscow on Monday, M. Pr�koVsky, leader of the second peace delegation at Brest-Litovsk explained the .treaty with the centrat'powers. Deeply m6v-ed, he begged those in sympathy with the democratic revolutlcji ndt to deceive themselves. . ... The new frontiers traced by 'Germany, he declared, constituted* a ring ot�iron around reyolutionary Rusr Sia. He said the Germans were endeavoring to stifle the revolution, .the conqtMlit was reduced to nothing vby. the economic demands of Berlin. The dedree nationalising, the banks had fallen trjto abeyance and tho German terms had the effect of convertlngHhe banks into German concorns. MlUtsry^ evacuation by Russia of Bsthonla, Cou^land and,Livonia gave therenemy full authority in those regions. ^' The meeting adopted no resotutlpns. REDMOND WAS ' - ^ , . BRpKEN-HEARTED London, Mar, C-"I am a brokenhearted man.". This, accordingHo'Fa-ther V�ughn, who vta a close.'friend' of the deceased, ^tfus one otSMie last utterances that (oil from the Hps-of-Jobn Redmond, the Irish lender. CHir���i ex-minister'^ ^ si ' AUAaairiATCD i Pekln. February!28.-^AdmlralChen-Plb-Kuau, (ornter minister o( the navy, has been assassinated at Canton, v^bo assassin Waa captured. ; That emotive lolpaUttai, wWQh would In futlira/ba^l____,____. - �-r...v�. known by tba.unltM^^.m^ma 0( munl-( (or, the deed is not known., elpal districts.^ >>tb�aajdistrli|ii| would have Dowar^undirUhaMaKlalation ha. Inaivldnal!' rdtepi|,y4r�.iin?tHelr-' loeall-ti�s tender tl}6'gu ' unk BY sub . Queeustowui Mar, Th^ steatoer' I Kepmore of Cork, hniibeen a "submarine,' Only five men ofJhwVraw 1)1 38 W(|re rescued. , London, .Mar. G.-Standard ships produced in British shipyards in a fortnight are not equal to tlie sinkings by submarines. Sir John K. Ellerman, steamship owner, declared today at a mOHtihg bt'the chamber ot shipping. He explained that ftwlng td the conditions under which ship owners are carrying on trade and war conditions, marine casualties.^part from enemy actions are double and treble. what they were iu the days before the war. He said that the output of shipping sljice the outbreak of the war was not enough to make good tiie losses by 'marine causeet aloue, l-^aving the losses by enemy action yet to'be made up. Baron lnchlcape,i complaining of what be termed the unpromising outlook, said that not a sound had been heard along the Clyde sinceinoon, last Saturday. It might'be, he suggested, that ntf work was going, on and that ho new ships or destrpyers to hAnt submarines were rejquired.' He said he thought^ore infonnatlon about shipping losses might be given the peitple to ipalte them appreciate the gravity of the situation, adding: "Our tonnage is being sunk at a rate o( Which the people have no conception. There Is a\ curious lack of realisation in many parts of llie country as to the grave situation with Which we are faced," s E. Caron, provincial min{jitllr'of agriculture, the formei- made_ the atatemsnt that the fedsrjil government will give $60,000 to Quabsct^ and the same amount to ] Ontario with the view to eneouraalrigr'an Immense pVo^ duction'of foodstuffs. Nova Scotia will get 930,000; New Brunswick . $25,000; prince Edward island $5,-000; ,Mahit9b� 125.000; Saskatche^ -wan ISSjOCiO;' AlbarU $26,000 ,and British Celumblsl$l5;00O. GERMAN BRUTALITY TO A HELPLESS SlilPPER London, Mar. 7.-How the members of the crewT ot a German submarine brutally killed the wounded master of a Belgian fishing boat who refused to leave the vessel is described in a press association dispatch from Pentance. Tho submarine attaclirotiW''bo to take cognizance of jtlle: aiff.erence ot classification of -the Idnds flh' - the province, .ond it wa.s because of^ this difference that it had beeii decldedrto impose the tax on a valuation'^basts^ in the urban.districts, and on an acreage basis in th^ rural-localitleB.Thepro-peeds of the taxes,-Mr. MitcheirStated would go Into the general revenue fund to supply the money which .the-liouso youid be asked to vqtO'for tlw patrlo-ic fund. It was possible mote'than he $800,000 required would be raised. If so there would be'amplo ways- In which it could be disposed of. ' � ' .. , I i' ' '.�,=a=ssaaaaatt *  �  ��   � �i 4^  ARTILLBfiy OF ENEMV ACTIVE A-1\ ST.:QUENTIN London, /Mar. ,6.-Tonight's .statement on military opera* tlons Issued by the war offioo r^ds*: - V / . ''The enemy's artlllery^ lias been more actlvp than usual south of St. Quentiu and in the neighborhood / of Qrenler Wood. Some activity was, also shown west of Cambral and southwest and northeast ot Ypres." ''' �  � � ^ � � � �  � �    � pn mm E r victoria, B.C., Mar. 7,-A local man,-proud of tha gr�at.record of Lieut. General SlrvArlhur Currle, eommander of the Canadian troops -ln'France,/has presaated hlin with a picturesque pisoa; of; .acreage ovsripeking a beautiful nearby val-viey,. With the idea that whtnhla . figl^tlng dsys are ever .SlrvArlhur follow eltlisns may do;j[t for him. ' BRITISH LOSSES WERE 4idmir�lty.; / report tonight. Of; thaoar tvyslva (i^r'the''cause which: he championed ^ ^ psellnad'Sffit in Cablnat Mr. nediV{9Qd'^�i�U)),ed,a seat Iu the' coalition cabinet not because ho had become less ardent, asupporter of the allies' war aims but because hefeared thatto^o so might Injure Ireland ^nd his party. Since then, hla-illness and family bereavementi*,>.which included the death ,ot his brother William' at the head of''hl8 battalion'in France, took him out ^f the p.iiblic eye, except on occasions wlien Irish institutions required his attention. . . ' ' ' / ' I^o'wever, Air, Redmond went' to work harder thaii ever when the Irish convention was called and with the exception of the last tew meetings, he'wos a regular nttondunt at/jtbeses-siohs and took a leading part in t tho d^cussions despite tho great pain he wad'isuffering,' ^ . Had .biffieuit esltlon " ' Other events in Ireland, such as the excesses of the Snnr'Felners, did not lesson bis worries, ahd � except foi; Premier Lloyd George,.*th^ro^was'no man In England Avho'bad a;more dlfc ficult position to hold.:;But>the.Irish Natlonallat leader bad/had the' training which enabled him vto Succeed where otliers (ailed. |Ie wttstho.'^ost experieuced student of' parlla'nfijiqtBry pj'oceduro end h^d sstan^^thes .'hd^f |1uoilt vital interesis o^ ana the vythtfte emj^lr^'il^r. London, March G.-Whetlier .Tapan-. ese troops are to invade Siberia and put down the disorder there, and also securo the great stores of all kindn that are in the harbor ot Vladivostok, apparently lias not yet Iteen determin* ed. In Japan the political parties'are not unanimously in favor of Japanese intervention, the leader ot the majority party in the diet, (or instance, hav-* ing declared that he and his (ollowora were opposed to the use of Japanese troops in the/eastern part of tha Rtts. "Permit, me-sincerely to congratulate the house that by the mllltiu-y and! political cgi-Operaition of Auetrl'R)>' ' Hungary with her faithful allles,'^this fresh and important stage on the toad tq a general peace has been reached," ,TUo.atateraent was received wlth.prni . longed cheering. /:-.-'t4iBay-Arn^lstice , ' ; � Amsterdam, ;March;6.-The .p^i�lii.f Inary peace .treaty signed Tuesday, evening at Bufftba, according to ardis-patch from Buchs^est- was signed by Foreign Secretary. Von Kuehlmann for Germany, Foreign Secretary Czernfn foe vAuStria-Hunga^jy, M. Montschlloff, vice-president of the Sobranje, for Bulgaria; Talaat Pasha, the grand vvltler ' for Turkey, and M. Cartentojana for Rumania. It was agreed that the armistice between Rumania - and the central powers'^should run torlfmx-teen-^dsys from midnight' ot March 6 with a period of three days for > denunciation. Completo agrement was reached'between the signatories .that: the tinar peace should >be concluded within this period on the basis jDftbfl preliminary treaty. ' * Who Will Rule Rumania ^ Amsterdam, March 7.-The dydast/ question In Rumania la an lateraalL one. / This declaration wps madeby' Baron Von Dem Bussche-Ha'ddenliaiit** en, under-secretary for foreign atfairs; In the reichstag, in reply to ohserva� tlops by other speakers regardinf the. future'of the Rumanian throne,'' ^-^ > It^has.beeh reported', from sevoni sources that Prince William' of Hohch-;; zoUem brother of King Ferdinand'Ot Rumania, I was to, succeed his r on the Rumanian throne. The prall^-. fnary. peace treaty between/ RiimaiUA -^^ and - the central powers, ^ howevar.'i^' makes no mention ofv any propbaeil changa in, the Rumanian drnastr* l^ I Qerman.Vlew on Japan ''j Amsterdam,' Mar.  7.~A Berlin' dis. patch to the Kqelnlsche Volks Zaltuni;;' ; says: " ' r ^ \ "The pretext that Japan-'deslrea tdi -i secure herself against a/German! lous. This political aBt-p em Asia\clearlxi means the (undanaB* tal alteration of the entire yratXi'itkX'm tion, but which;wlll not be to tho'dls* r| advantage of the central powars.;;^''^^ j I fjri '"If iVenilp^: �d,\v*!ln, tho; future, "ot this:year> western graJjiTV\i crop shipped' overseas by way; o(\thO %J Hudsoalq.Bay:route. This is the(,Pi'P?*�' pect opened up by the news from Man-..? Itoba brpught,by D. A, Ross, ot '^Vlnnlpeg 'today. Mr.' Ross. >alil that'it was expected that the H " son's Bay'railway'would he oomplc by the Dominion government Jifltl the next three months, J. D. Mc^ tbeccontractor, returned^ to *Wi|i from, the north a (�w days'alK