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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta r, i VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 0, I'M 8 NUMBER 75 EXTERMINATE ALL ARMENIANS NOW i London, March 9.-"There it every evidence, baaed on statements by German consuls and, therefore, hardly likely to be prejudiced," says a dispatch from The Hague to the Daily Mail, "that as the Turkish troops advance to re-occupy Armenia they are literally exterminating all the remaining Armenian population at Saossum on the Black Sea, I TAR DUTY FF IMPLEMENTS Resigns As Foreign Minister v > * > a SotiaS Revolutionaries, Suj ported by the Cossacks, Organizing a National Guard SWEDEN FACING FOOD SHORTAGE GERMANY WON'T CEASE USING TROOPS UNTIL RUSSIANS ALL YIELD T-nndon, March !>.---Tho Soeial-Uev-CluUuuarioH have decided to organize a national guard lo overthrow the Hol-ehevilci regime in Russia, according to Dr. Eteff or Moscow University, who is quoted in a Copenhagen dispatch to ih Kxrhangc Telegraph Company ;is saying 1 hut the decision was reached iit a recent conference in Mosco % v v c� TWO KEYS TO THE WORLD WAR POSITION Cupar, Scotland, March 7. - (Delayed).-There are two keys to the world war position, said former Premier Herbert Asquith in an address to his constituents here today. These keys are the command of the seas and of the western front. Both, he said, stilt remain in the hands of the allies. 10 GETEVE IHE Bound to Get Bulk of the Booty 1 Over Bulgaria and Hun gary GERMANY URGED TO EXACT PROPER WAR TIME INDEMNITY STOPS PERFORMING Remunerathm of Indemnities Prisoners To Be Exchanged Soon as Possible of kissing the testament was repudiated hy one witness last night after [sure of a price that would recoup him he had given his evidence. Yesterday the prosecution brought down from Vulcan a restaurant keeper who claimed to have seen the robbery and fight here on December 17. This witness described the fight in detail, hut when the defence opened, a witness "was brought who swore, by his expenditure. . George Hoadley. leader of the opposition, in seconding the resolution, said j that the necessity was recognised by all, If the farmers were absolutely certain as to price for 3919 it would have a tremendous bearing on the amount of activity shown in breaking up the ordinary Christian oath, that this I ground this fall. Vulcan mau wgaj not' in Lethbridge at all on the nlghf Ot the robbery but was Jn bia own restaurant at Vulcan. This wfft< very sensct tonal of course, but to the further consternation of the court this -witrfeiisj after concluding lite* Startling evidence calmly remarked that lie did not believe in Musing the Bible anyway- However, his evidence was taken for what' it was worth, and the case w*it to the jury, who reported a disagreement in the early morning hours. / 7 London. March 8.-Serious fighting has taken place on the Ypres-Dixruude sector of the British front, according to the BriLi itb official statementissued io nigh l. A German attack on a front of over -.i, mile compelled some*, of the British advance paste to fall back, but later in a counter-attack re-established the British, line. Official Statement London, Mar. 1).-After a bombardment hinting all day the Germans yesterday evening made an attack on a front of nearly a mile in Belgium, from a point south of the ?Jenlu road to a point north of Poeldcrhoek, the war offices announces. . � The Germans were repulsed except near Poelderhoek, and positions on a front of 200 yards which were lost wore restored during the night. The statement follows: "Yesterday evening after considerable artillery activity all day east of Ypres, the enemy's infantry, covered by a heavy bomhardmcnt attacked on a front of nearly a mile from south of the Mcnin road to the north/t>f the Poelderhoek chateau." "Despite tho intensity of his artillery fire, and the determination of his attack, tho enemy was repulsed at all points except in the neighborhood of Poelderhoek, where his troops succeeded in entering some of our advanced posts on a front of about 200 yards. In this locality, severe fighting during the night resulted in tho recapture by us of the whole of our positions. POLISH BRIGADE MUTINIED, DEFEATED Amsterdam. March 9.-A dispatch to the Frankfurter Zeitung said it was alleged during a debate in the lower house of the Austrian reicharath on Tuesday that a certain infantry regiment was ordered to march against a Polish brigade of S.000 men, which, it is reported, mutinied on February in. A pitched battle followed, artillery and machine guns being used by both sides. There were heavy losses and the Poles were overpowered and made prisoners. The resolution reads: "That whereas this legislature recognizes the supreme necessity for the production ot foodstuffs during (he years 191? and 1919, and whereas we believe tnat every, barrier to the encouragement of such increased production should be removed. Therefore, this legislature doeXhuiB-bly petition the government of the Do? minion of Canada to immediately re-; move the import tariff from agricultural implements as a wnr measure, and to have a minimum price fixed immediately for the 1919 wheat crop." 1 Amsterdam, Mar. n. - Official announcement is made in Merlin of the signing of a. peace treaty between Pin-land and Germany at noon Wednesday. Article 1 declares that no state of war exists between Germany and Fin*. land; that the contracting parties are resolved henceforth to live in peace and_f Headship-and )liui Germany will exert, herself to sec urn recognition by all the powers of X^inland's autonomy and independence. On the other hand, Finland will cede no portion of her territory to a foreign power nor grant such power any casement on territory over which, she u sovereign without previously coming to an understanding witlc^fiermany on the subject. The fallowing artietes relate to the resumption of die diplomatic consular relations: After' the? ratification, of the peace treaty, rettunciauYjt My each party of compensation tor war coats smd indemnities, restoration of state treaties and private- rights; exchange of prisoners of war and interned civilians ad .corapeHatio for civil damages are provided for. These treaties which iiaje" ceased to he: operative will be 'replaced. In particular negotiations will begin for a commercial, treaty and meanwhile trade relations will be regulated between both countries ' by a trade and- shipping agreement. Respecting private rights all mili- Xew York, March 9,-Fritz Kreisler. i noted Austrian violinist, whose appearance at concerts held lor charitable purposes, has caused disapproval in several communities haa cancelled all his engagements and announced that he would not appear before the American public until peace was declared. Some time ago he decided not to appear except for charity. Kreisler was woun as u lieutenant in th came to this country of engagements. Ml German Prisoners There Are Being Mobilized Under Prussian Officer London, Mar. 9.-Conclusion of peace between Russia and Rumania is announced in a Russian wireless dfspatch received*here today. Rumania promises to evacuate all of Bessarabia including Benderi on the Dniester river, forty miles southwest of Kishinev, within two months. London. .Mar. S.-Lord "Robert Cecil, minister of blockade, in a statement today, pointed out. the seriousness of the (lerman menace in Siberia and urged intervention there, "We have information today," said Lord Hubert, "that, German prisoners in Siberia are being organized and that ded while serving 1 a rusaian general hae been sent to e present'war and c*lrf\* ?f tl}fl}l/\ , . , ' to fill a number ] -Tj0rfl Hoberi. said he had received as- ( durances that many Russians would welcome a Japanese expedition to prevent the Germanization of Siberia. 4 Imperial Munition Board's Busi aess Totals Over Twenty-Five Millons a Month Many Dignitaries of British Empire Attend-King and Queen Are Represented ! London, Mar. 9.-A dispatch from Wellington says that Premier Massey said he was going to the imperial war cabinet conference from a senBe of duty. Referring to Samoa, the premier said that New Zealand was anxious because Samoa was the key to the South Pacific and if restored, would become the headquarters of the German fleet and the centre of operations in the Pacific. The British flag was carried away from Samoa in 1889, and the New Zealand boys carried It back in 1914. The premier was of the opinion that it had gone back to stay. Paris, Mar. 9.-German aviators raided Paris last night. Early report* show that bombs were dropped with some loss of life and property. Signals that all was clear were given at 12:30 a.m. WHAT BERLIN SAYS Berlin, Mar. 9.-"Paris was again attacked with bombs last night/' the war office announces. "As a reprisal for the throwing of enemy bombs on the open towns of Treves, Mannheim and Pfr-masens on February 19, this raid was made. The attack was very effective." PLENTY OF SEED OATS IS ASSURANCE NOW Regina, Sask., Mar. 9.-"Sufficient oats are available to the Dominion seed purchasing commission to provide seed for all sections of the Dominion/1 stated A. E. Wilson, commissioner. "Recent relaxation of oats holdings means that there is plenty of oats, suitable for seed for all provinces requiring seed. Districts not already supplied will be taken care of as soon as they'make their wants known." j tary laws cease to be operative on ratiflcaiton of the treaty. The relation of creditor' and debtor will be rostored and the payment of obligations, particularly public: debts will be resumed. . A commission will meet in Berlin for the purpose of fixing civil damages. It will he composed of representatives of both parties and neutral members, each to have a one-third representation. The president of .Switzerland will be requested to nominate neutral members includmg the chairman. Prisoners Exchanged Finnish prisoners of war :n Germany and German prisoners in Finland Will be exchanged with all possible dispatch, and deported ir interned nationals of either side sent home. The following stipulations concerning amnesty, return or compensation for merchant ships, etc., for settlement of questions relative to the Aland islands and providing that fortifications on the islands will be removed as speedily as possible and the permanent uon-fortificatiou of the islands regulated by special agreement. Instruments of I ratification are to be exchanged iiP Berlin ae soon as possible. Four months after tho ratification, representatives of the contracting parties will meet in Berlin to make supplementary treaty. Ottawa, March 9.-Orders have been received by the Imperial Munitions? Board from the United Slates since last autumn, aggregating $50,000,000 for war munitions needed both on American and on British* account. The cash receipts on the orders already filled by Canada total about $35,000 000 and to that extent tile balance trade is' righted and the exchange s uatlon relieved. Further orders are coming in steadily from the Vnited States, both for munitions and also for certain other products which there is at present, a surplus in Canada and a shortage in the United States nnd which are needed for American army supplies.- The munitions orders from tho United States include $10,000,000 i London. Mar. it.-The body of John R ed m on d wn s la J; cp to Ireland last i night. Interment probably will be Sun-j day in the family vault at Wexford, i Messages of sympathy from Queen Mar?' and Queen Alexandra were among those received by Mrs. Redmond yesterday. Queen Alexandra, In referring^ the death of Mr. Redmond, said* it was "au irreparable loss which re all share/' Two thousand persons representing all political parties, societies and organizations, attended a solemn mass in Westminster Cathedral Friday morning for Air.'Redmond. Premier Lloyd George, Andrew Bon- i ar.Law, Sir Edward Carson, Viscouut Bryce, Attorney General Smith,' Sir George Cave, home secretary and many political colleagues of the Nationalist Russia, and Rumania have been aii odds for sovenil months and a number of battles have been fought by the. former allies. Rumanian troops disarmed Russian forces left in Rumania after the conclusion of peace with Germany, saying the Russians were plundering Rumanian towns, Rumanian troops were sent Into Bessarabia, a Russian province populated by Rumanians, saying they had been asked by the Bessarabian authorities lo intervene and restore order. The Russians made number of innefectual attempts to subdue the Rumanians and several weeks ago issued an order for (he arrest of King Ferdinand of Rumania. Severe on Rumania Amsterdam, Mar. 9.-Comment iri German newspapers is severe on Ru* mania. The Cologne Gazette says: "We hold this enemy firmly in our hands and will not let go until he hau done our will: until he has reaped what he has sown." The Westfaelische Zeitung. after saying that Bulgaria and Hungary will profit, adds: "But Germany bore the main burden of the war against Rumania and according to recognized international law the victor has the right to tho booty." 7 The newspaper urges Germany tc exact a pftoper war indemnity., for forgoings, $7,000,00 for shells j leader attended in person, while the king and queen sent their representatives and the general public filled the great cathedral. Mrs. Redmond,- her son and daughter, were the chief mourners. Cardinal Bourne, assisted by high church dignitaries, conducted the mass, after which the cardinal delivered a short address. The casket, covered with an Irish flag, was placed on a bier surrounded by floral tributes. At the entrance to the cathedral the Union Jack and papal flag flew at half mast. and two million dollars for cartridge cases. There are also large orders for marine engines and other military and naval equipment urgently needed by the United SUatesand which American factories, already overtaxed with British and home orders, cannot handle at present. The^ expenditure of the* Imperial Munitions Board is now about. $25,-000,000 a month. Since the board was, established its total expenditure for munitions manufactured in Canada has been $888,000,000. Petrograd Paper Say* Four Thousand Soldiers Were Landed from Cruisers Threaten To Increase Hundreds of New Settlers i Are Flocking to Country 1R? TO RESTORE Edmonton Fire Rates London, Mar. S.-Details of alleg-' ed landing of Japanese troops at Vladivostok in January are given in the. Petrograd newspaper Novaia Zehenin of January 10, which has just been received here. The papar saya that the Japanese cruiser Mikado arrived on January 12 and was followed by two 7uore cruisers on January 14. Four thousand soldiers were landed and numbers of officers continue to arrive at Vladivostok daily, according to the newspaper. The Japanese admiral assured the local workmen and soldiers' council that the arrival of ships and troops should not be considered as the beginning of military operations but. they were there to protect Japaneso subjects. i The message to the newspaper says the Vladivostok public was greatly alarmed and that revolutionary committees were concentrating Bolshevlki troops. London, Mar. 9.-Two Russian transports were attacked andi sunk by German destroyers after a fight south of the Aland Islands on Thursday, according to a Cop-flnhapen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company. THE SUMMER CALENDAR Amsterdam. March 9.-Advices received here from Berlin say that the summer calendar in Germany this year will run from March IB to .September 16. WEATHER High . . Low ... Forsiaot Sunday. � B, $S6S),719.3S; 191U, $288,114.93; 1JM7. $47L,,774.07. On trunk bridges: .1913, ?308,946.G8: 1914,*$114.SS0.0^; 1915; $156,060.11; 1916; tffiD.lUhUri; 1917, $llti,653.2G. Travelling Expenses A return issued on the motion of Dr. Stanley, High River, gives the travel ling expenses of the cabinet ministers within the province during tho months of May nnd .Mine 1917, as follows: Hon. J. n. Hovle, $21; Hon. Wilfrid Guriepy, $585; Hon. C, B. Mitchell, $li'3.65; Hon. Duncan Marshall $1*3; Hon. A. J. McLean $19.21.0 Wlthout the province: Hon. A. ,L. Sifton, $278.00. Cost of Election The provincial election in Alberta in 1917 oust: According to a return sued (n the motion ot Major J U. 'Low-ery, Victoria, $180,815,17. For the election overseas the cost was $24uii.20. A notice issued by the public u1111- EFFECT Now Prepared By Government -No Change in Original * Plans ., , , r � ,, , of the Russo-Japanese war and the available land tor one of the wealth^ g^"^ the.BllB>ta naval commission who are conducting lent residents of the sunny state, who tmlit vitHed the;United States last year, in this province to is comtyg here to put a big area under 111 now at Shanghai. waa correct. "it might be worth while, he continued, "for benefit of the people surance business know, however, i ] that there Is a section in the criminal J against. obtain the certificates of the provincial department as well as th! approval of the finance minister at Ottawa. Those who transgress the provisions of the Alberta f-aie of shares' act in thU respect it is warned will btf proceeded j machine gun is fired through the pro- i e _ \ Ottawa, March S.-Prohibition regw lations have neen prepared by tho government, and. with the exception of a few technical points, are ifow complete. It is expected that-they will bo issued on Monday or Tuesday. At the same time the government hai prepared regulations regarding packing houses. TUcae^ikewise will be ft-sued shortly. While no official announcement is yet to hand, it i& anticipated that the regulations in both cases will, in the main, follow lincB laid down some time ago. s ,-1- NEW TYPE AIRPLANE Paris, March 9.-Lieut. Holand G, Garros, the famous French aviator who was captured by the Germans, but who escaped from a prison camp early in February and returned to France, was today informed by the Aero Club of America that he had been' awarded "a unique medal" for the service he rendered aviation by inventing a type of airplane on which a I peller. t 70 441 ;