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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta  � > �> � rhi8 is the Purpose of Agitation Now? Proceeding in the :,; German'Press jrilY to MAKE FINLAND AGERMAN KINGDOM, USE ALAND ISLANDS Wndoii, .MAr. 11.-The newe�l uud a �ovel displiiy oC Geririau policy ha* come In tho form ot a �uddon broad Bidb ot donuncfatioh of the Scaiidliiftv ian couulriea by Oerman newspapers *nd publiclst�!>llke Count Knventlow ot the Tttgea Xcitung. F'rom the similarity oC the article*, it la ovldohi' lliat they are directed by one mind, wliicli ^apparently, Is thfe Oerman government. The articles ncciiso the Scandinavian tountries siib.stantlally of being accomplices ot the \intente and warn thom that therefore they can eipect no con Ideratloii from Germany. The roa on for this policy Is plain to dlplo mats here., Germany's dealings with Mnland so far seem to-lie de.?lened fo make Finland a miner German kingdom witli tho emperor's son, Prince Oscar, on tho tliroue, and to make an other Heligoland of the Aland islands This^acheme la n direct hlon- against Sweden, and ^In a less degree, against Denmark and Norway, and- is In line �vvlth Ihc Oeiaiian emperor's boast that llio Haltlc Islands have been made per manently German. Tho Aland Islands, Bcographically ' ure as miiciru part of Sweden as New rt.i.i;Jland l.^ of Canada. Throughout iue vir?r Sweden has l)een troubled by tho tear that Russian would tako them Germany now occupies theiin, move appears to b�f a famlllai: one. Germany feels that she is now in a position'.where she is so Btron5> in the jiorth tltM she need 'no longer cultivate thq friendship ot the Scandinavian countries and that she may make whatever damaging arrangements she desires, and threaten " Uiom. i It,is the, same procedure she followed" wh'en she bojtan liombardtng| undefo'ndwl British coast towns like Scirboro, explaining her action on tho ground' that iliey were forlfflbd. Sho noAv. utiacks th^ � Scandinavian coun-'' trios' with the' bxcuso. that tliey ar^ > unneutral.,. : , . � Count Vpu Revcntlow writes that on the Swedish, government has bec6me moi'e and more attached to'the cause of Gernmny's ohomlea, German feeling . toward-her has, cooled and that "Swedish (rpedom ot'aotlou lia� been greatly limited." v-/ All Profits Over 15 Pert Cent Taken-Profits Over 7 Per tent Taxed clort of .the cotunitofta. In >UC-coasloii to Or. 'i^ Bi.l/llnt. Wl'o retlrwl on Muperannufttlon, wjil. It is uMder'aiood ho announced wltliln u (lay. or so. , J ^ .> ^ O ^ V SEemof. Suiled l^rom United States At the End ol February-To Inspect Army REACHES PARIS AND RECEIVED BY GENERAL OF AMERICAN FORGES bttawo, i\larcJi. . lO.^ti^Rogulatluns goyernlng packing companies, rotro-ui'.t ve to .Tanuary. 1, 19,18,'were issued last night. In regard-to profits, they tblTiiv/ tho lines � enunciated by tlio govornnieut ft>mc time ago. a dividend not exceeding seven per ce/it on acttiaJly Invested capital goes fi'ee. a dividend between 7 to 15 per cent pays one halt of bue par cent over seven per cent to the treasury. au profits over 15 per cent go Into the treasury. The highest flividend, thus possible is 11 .per cent. It.Is alsu provided that a Ilcon�eo shall not be entitled to retain any profits.exceeding an amount equal to two per cent ot gross value ot his sales during any one year. One of the Victims of the Last Air llaid Upon British Metropolis , ^ ."Luudoij^ Merrii 13.-The '.lodies ,ot Mrs; �Lona.Gullbert^ KoiHl, iin--American po�st and her Son, about 30 years old. werC'dHcovorcd, t.Oilo.^- ,ln the wr'ecUagQ of ii. hpuse destfoyfed in-the hou�e twelve cperions we^o killed.  Washington, :\lar 11.-United Staffs Secretary of War Baker ha� arrived In France tor an Inspc'itton of the /American nrmle.s and a conference '.vith military officials. The~war (l?p(.itmoiit announced that Mr. Baker .4i';ied Irom the United Slates about Kobruary 27, accompanied 1)y Major Giineral ^Villialu Blncli, chief of engipeers, Uem. Col. M. h. liretr, and Ralph Uat^s, liis private secrslary. "Secretary Baker has not detormln-od tlie lenKth of time ho will romain in Prance," rends the anhoun^anipnr, but his stay will he long enough to enable him to luakq a thofoagn lu-spcclion ofthe .-^nievicau fornos abroad nn.l hold Important confor lalion in Canada from thp .lews iT-.od British subjects to join the expeditionary force now > fighting in Palestine. This fol- > lows similar movements in (Cngiund and the Unltod State."!. > : > : * T TREATY WITHOUT PROTEST W. B.?NO�THRUP, K.C, EX-M.P. Likely tb' b^i" nppoiniRd clerk of th� Canadian. House of Commons (SpeclAl'io the IJorald) Fernle, Mareli 10.-President Bigtii, of District .is, Ul ji. w. of a., who has been conflii^i to his homo since tho adjournmenti ot^ the executive board meetlttgs,; idniaediaiely following the district cdiiivlention here, and for � time threatened with pneumonia, wh�n seen by the 'fitefftld representative this evening,, c^uitljihcd. in the main, the statements'Cdnlaiued in a press dispatch frdmCftlRary, dated on the Sth whfch told of a threatened sus 1 rtSiHi:;SE6V4> formeirljr lived In^Elmira, N. Y. She was' the author of "Keep tho Home Flres*Burnlng," oiie of the moat . poputar of the JBJnglish ytar gong�. She has made her homo, recently with her.son' Waiter, In the northwestern section of .London. Her: mother, Mrs. Brown of Elnilra, was I extricated on Friday froiii the wreck-jake of the house.and taken to a hoi-�pital, serionsly Injured. . The Ford home and five adjacent houses tvera wrecked by a bomb. SOMEMILl E Mistakes Gasoline for Kerosene � ''in Lighting Fire in Home � and Explosion Follows . .; '� '� ' Mlttaking a can of Baaolanc;for kerosene, Mra. Schefield, of-Sprliig Coulee, tried to hasten the iightliia of her fire there this morning, with ' the reeuk that an explosion .followed/which covered the unfortunate wonrtan with liquid flama^ She was brought to Lethbrldge this morning en the train, an;.Mllltary -Dlstriet No. 10. Ottawa has also \)rdered ^mvdral temporary changes, tu' the- district^ staff, /Lieut. Col. WWIam Grassle, late commanding officer of the Forty-Third Battalion, has been appointed acting adjutant general'temporarily. Col. A. C. Gray giving tii� thesfe duties for a short time, - LIput. ^. Cay, aa staff officer and Quartermaster Sergt. Barstow in the pay office, are j temporarily relieved from their duties. lu issuing {bese orders, General H^gh�s states that this action doo.s not reflect on the ability'or conduct of thesyofficfii*. BULtETIE^S Bi^KER IN PRAI^ICE Paris, March 11.-flie Aihtr; \x>^n secretary of war, Newton O'. Baker, has arrlvad at a French wrt. � f:v\-.' � � Y HUNS ON ALAND ISLANDS , y Stockholm,^ March 11.-Two thousand Qermah; troops have bectn disembarked'on .the; Aland alt' Eoheroa, Where th* German flag ha* biian hoisted.; ADVANQENEAR BAGOAP > 'London, MaroKl'1.-the'British Pfflclat communlpatlon. issued yesterday saya i,tift;.flrltlsh, have occupied Hit,. eiohiy nillps wskt of Bagdad, on the Ei|phratos rivsr In Mesopotamia, '. and' In Palestine have made a-! general-advance to ai^avcrage aepthj of from 2 to 3 miles. ,  , ' Successful Development in jGO' Operation With French feet By the Manchester Cotton Control Board Rome, Troops Paris, Mar. 11 have made a bold I'ng with tlie'titvlkersinud tUoIr places iwitr.be .fi;M�a, London, Slar. 11.-Lord I>erbr, sec relary of state for war, speaking at a concert given by the automobile club, said that a connulttoo of welcome, had been formed for the puriiose ot giving overseas offlcera the best ot hospitality. Ho could guarantee when the racing season began that tha eseou-tiye would see that the of floors were given ovoiy facility to'see tlie groat rwsa ueuiiiu � vraeytus - iiiti-i-a�a, vimiL sport. Assistance also would bo given n a froqOf six hundred yards. When  them to sec everything of interest In 'LOSSES IN PARie^RWD Paris, Mareh"11.r^Tah or twelve squadrons . of-.be'mblna airplanes partlflpated in tl^a, Oerman raid on Paria Frldiy nlfht, aceordlng to official InformMlpn. Jhe oaoual-tlsa wens fiftaan li Had'ahd.fifty th�:BuglisU labor ;iM|^|(� la Ui* yar irjlJI b* dlacifssed. TRAMPIEOTO DEATH Canadian Army Headquarters, Mar. 10.-(By tke Canadian Overseas Correspondent).-Since tliC'last .big raid by the Canadians a tew more prisoners have fallen into our hands. A ho.stllo party ct -slx; which ^attempted to raid one of .our posts south ot Lans^yesterday mornlng.was drivan off with machine gun tire, leaving one wounded j)rl�oner. While, the enemy waa failing In his raid, a patrol of one officer and a score of other ranks, of an eastern Ontario battalion,, encountered a hostile scouting party, ft (|rove It back in disorder toward ihe'OCr-mau lines and captured one 'prisoner. The enemy is resorting, to the. use, of gas shells. Yesterday; morning he opened a concentrated gas bombardmOnt against our lines west and soutlt of Merlcourt, In ti\e bombar4mentjvhlih lasted two 'hours. It Is estlmateathat he fired about two thousand rounds ot gas shells con8lsting,"of all .calibres with, a percentage .o^ shriapnei also. At-the same time, lie carried, but',-a light gas bombardment on e|te ^t-Plerre, and last night', he .again put down on our trenches lit .the iiaiie locality a harassing fireiot gas shells. The history of doings atj.the^ front recently has been one of^ slowly in-cieaslng activity. WlthVfltie "spring weather thore has been constant fighting In the air in whictt.'thc British machines have gained %n adkiiowledfied superiority. No fewer than 18 enemy machines have been brought dowii' In one day. As tlie enemy is. inferior in the air, so tho wlnterTecbrd of trinch raiding finds the balance ^strongly in fa-vor ot Canada and,oiirg'uhs'domlnate the enemy. \ i' RECONSTRUCT SPANl'&H CABI'NKT Lisbon, March 11.-A ..re-ctonstriic-tlon of the present cabinet has become necessary in the face ot.Uie bitter on-: posittcAt of the polttlcalenemtea in tlie distant. .On his way back ly? met an I forthcoming election. pr,,,.Sldonlo autoraobJ^e.'ttiid tho hprse which heiPaes will retain the premiorshlp and was riding took frlKht. It jucipcil the wire fence iind throw -Robert, who, however,' could vidt release his 'toot from tho^stirrup,,Vith tho result that lie was dragged and trampled upo;i for aomo dlstanhich travelled across ,nortli^)�stern Ohio yearly this evening.SSatimSte^ prop�rty damage Washlngbn, March lJ..p-General Pershing's caaualty i-^pori jtooi^y shows four privates killed Ih- action; tour severely wounded; 2l slightly wounded; tour died ot wounds an^ six ,of disease. - \ BOLSHEVIKI FIGHT UNpCR HUNS With the Brltlsli Artfay in FYance and , Belgium, Mnr. 10.-Heavy artillery fir-iug was prooeadlng at various points along'the Urltish and Oerman battle lines today, but there has been no Infantry action of importance since yesterday rooming wlicn the British in a violent counter attack hurled the^Oer-inana from the pouts they succeeded l\\ ,  capturing In the region of Poelrteihoek rldgo, Friday evening. The Uritiah defonsea hero and south of the Houthblst forest, where Uio Germans also captured six posts on Friday morning, have been re-astabllshed after .severe fighting In which tho Gar-man.'! lest heavily. Both these'attack.-? ware but apologies for what the Germans had originally planned. They had intended to make a pretentious assault on th* northern sector south ot tho HoutboMt I forest on February JOtU to pinch oft the British salient Just aoutheast of th* wood and gain a number ot important positionii. This became known to the British, however, thrbugli a deserter and they burled the Houtbsolst front ^ under such an avalanehe ot shells that the enemy was forced to ahaiidoB'hi.t scheme. The Oermaaa decided, n6T*r-.tlicless to make a smaller attack Ffl- , day morning, which gained them sis ' posts temporarily. Th* fmal result was,, that they were driven out with severe losses and also forced to abandon aoma of their own forward positions. Another Plan Failed A strong attack also had been planned for February 28 against the'Important high ground held by tl^e Bilt-ish in the region ot PolderhoeH,. and southwest ot that place. A.'9r(iitHgr taken by the British 1� said to Mvr^l-.v vulged the Germ.ai^ plans. The Bflflah artillery .effectively prevented tl?�jcer- -ryliig out of .this program, and slater Gorman priaonera.said tlielrregimonta - ' iiad.been: pajitkded' aad iiiformed 'that the attack hali been poBtJl,'diied 6Ma{|i�' tho;.British had learned tot^ltiv The same. prisoners'said the attack'.had been put off imtil the morning of March 8. ^ - i Thursday the British gunners put. down a terrific, barrage and the Germans dkl not attempt to advance. Fr/-eo^t�4 galUnt* ly, was without the desired result. A second counter attack was completely successful ai4 (M aarmahsi' were driven out. 'J v One of the freaks ( �ar that not a single officer had bsaatu-; Jured although some of th�m wer* suf- J faring slightly from shock. "; ' This haa been, another macnUloeuI: day. The balmy weather of that last tew days, which might properly beloncr H to'April or MAy^as brought out tho ii leaves ot the trees and many woodU'nd flowers. The. ground still contains some frbttt hut the roads are.(lry\aud dusty. 1 � ? Suceesaful Raid >,. was drlv-.' on off by artillery and jnachin^.vgua j rltb Red Guards resuUiugiln a- ffK^fMligl-ties ,on both sld^s, Qene�;/Sf!Jne)�ptf, leader ol the Co�iiac.ft,fc�laa; ;tors* rltljl|\ -^.i^ machines ar* missing, ^^f' British naval aircraft on Friday, "S^w,; bombed billets and'railway, .at. tV^ St. PJerr* Capelle, making-dlrjct;-' hits on shad* and atartlng a flr*\ 8oldl*r* In motor* w�r*,-f>r*d on with mnohl^i* guns.'.', i%f QERMAr) ICE BREAKBR MIN Copenhagen, .March }l.l:r-Ttte. deoburg, a large Oerman 4q�^lMr* Btrugk u mlno,80tttb',o](!ltH*'?A^rt lauds, Saturday;,�D4t�anJt,-.SIC-' 662? 7?640545 ;