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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBBIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAHCH II, 11)18 NUMBER 76 GERMANY AIMS TO CRIPPLE THE This is the Purpose of Agitation Now Proceeding in the German Press TRY TO MAKE FINLAND A GERMAN KINGDOM, USE ALAND ISLANDS London, M;ir. 11.-The, newest and h Hovel display of German policy linn come in the form of a sudden broad-Hide ot dctuineiatIon of the Scandinavian countries by German newspapers Knd publicists like Count Reventlow of the Turks Zeitung. From tlie similin-lly of (lie; articles, it !.s oviilonl thut they are directed by one mind, which i'ppnruntly, is the Gorman government. The articles; accuse the Si-iiwlinavlau countries substantially of being accomplices of the entente and warn thorn that therefore tlioy can expect no consideration from Germany. The rear on for this policy is plain to diplomats here. Germany's dealings with Finland ho far seem to 1m; designed To make Finland, a miner German kingdom with the emperor's .son. Prince Oscar, on ihe throne, and to make another Heligoland of (lie Aland Islands. This scheme is a direct: blow against Kweden, and ,in n less degree, against Denmark and Norway, and is in line with the Geunnn emperor's boast that the Baltic Islands have been made per-)ii;mently German. The Aland Islands, geographically, are as much a part of Sweden as New-rt,....:'.land is of Canada. Throughout lo.e v.t Sweden has l>een troubled by tlip. fear that Russian would take them. Germany liow occupies the' islands, temporarily, but lite German flan flies over the public buildings and no one believes it will ever come down except by force. The mont practical effect/of German control of Finland and the" .Aland Islands .unpointed out by Count Reventlow who says they will no long-it be used as a commercial bridge between .Scandinavia and Russia. Thin a bar to American as well as to Bri-,, lisb trade with Russia. That the. Scandinavian countries }ravu been over-friendly to the entente > > v . NORTHRUi' TO BE CLERK OF COMMONS Ottawa, Mui'di 10. -The- appointment of W. H. Northnip, ex-M.P. of Uellevflle, to the clerk of the commons in succession to Or. T. li. Flint, who retired on superannuation, will, if is understood ho announced within a day or so. > *� F VISITS SAMMIES Sailed From United Slates At the End oi February-To inspect Army Ail Profits Over 15 Per Cent Taken-Profits Over 7 Per Cent Taxed REACHES PARIS AND RECEIVED BY GENERAL OF AMERICAN FORCES Ottawa, .March 10.----Regulations governing packing companies, retroactive to January 1, 1918, were issued last night, fit regard to profits, they fbffov.- the. lines � enunciated by the government (onic time ago. A dividend not exceeding seven per eent on actually invested capital goes free. A dividend between 7 to 1.", per cent pays one half of one per cent over seven per cent to the treasury. All profits over 15 per cent go into the treasury. The highest flivldend, thus possible is 1.1 per cent, it is also provided that a licensee shall not be entitled to retain any profits exceeding an amount equal to two per cent of gross value of his sales during any one year. One of the Victims of the Last Air Raid Upon British Metropolis ."Loudon. March II.-The bodies pt Airs. Lena Guilbert Ford, an American poet and her son, about '(0 years old. were discovered today in the wreckage ot a house destroyed in. the GtrjuaYi'a'tv raid last week. In till? house twelve persons were, killed. Washington, Jlar. II.-Fniteil Slat"s Secretary of War linker has arrived in France for an inspection of the American armies and a conference 'with military officials. The Avar d�pai uncut announced that Mr. linker sr:led from the I'tvted States about February accompanied by Major General William Black, chief of engineers, Lieut. Col. M. L. Brett, and Ralph Rates, his private secretary. "Secretary Baker has not determined the length of time he will remain in France." rends the announc imcrr. . 'but his .stay will he long enough to | enable him to tuakt; a thovougn in-I section of the American forces abroad and hold Important ecnfeiene.-s." The statement aduVrt that hi.i iiispsc-ti'ni tour would cover projects under way back ."of the American lines as Well as a visit t:) the America:', headquarters. The trip was decided upon after .\jr* B.-.ker had conferred with President | V. i son. ' Calls oi Pershing TJaris. Mar. !1.-Newton T>. Baker, tin. American secretary of war, arrived in Paris t'r.-. lnoniinc. He v.-as n-cv.ed by Gen. Pershing, General Jills.-*, t'.i'.' America', chief of staff, by French officers representing Premier Clemen-tenu and by Ambassador Sharp. 'i he seer Gary's \oytge to Vidnco was without ItieUU'iH. IENINE DIFFER ON THE TREATY Former Foreign Minister At!- j vocates Guerilla Warfare j Against Germans i : * ? > > ; TO RAISE A JEWISH REGIMENT Toronto, .Man h .1J - A movement has been started among Canadian .Tews to raise a bat-ialien in Canada from i.lir. .lews who have not become' naturalized British subjects to join the expeditionary force now fighting in Palestine This follows similar movetnenls in Fuglaud and the Fnited State.'-. BRITISH PUT A HALT TO PLANS > ? : > O | BRITISH FLYER! j Bombarded Them .lust as They "Hoped to Carry Out Schemes of Attack LENINE IS PREPARED TO ACCEPT TREATY WITHOUT PROTEST IS REPORTED THAT A GERMAN PRISONER GAVE ENEMY PLANS AWAY W. B. NOKTHRUP, K.C., EX-M.P. Likely to ho appointed clerk of the Canadian House m' Commons -Mra. Ford, formerly lived in,Elmira, X. Y. She. was the author of "Keep tho Home Fires'Uurning,-' one of the most poputer of the English war gong�. She has made her home recently with her son Walter, in the northwestern section of London. Her mother, Sirs. Brown of Elmifa, was extricated on Friday from the wreckage of the house and taken to a hospital, seriously injured. The Ford home and five adjacent houses were wrecked by a bomb. El Winnipeg, Alar. 11.-It is announced at military headquarters here (hat on instructions from Ottawa, Major General .lohn Hughes ha� assumed command ot -Military District No. 10. Ot-tawa has also ordered Bfeveral -temporary changes, lii the district staff. Lieut. Col. William Grassie, late commanding officer of the Forty-Third Battalion, has been appointed acting adjutant general temporarily, Col. A. C. Gray giving up these duties for a short time. Lieut. E. Cay, as staff officer and Quartermaster Sergt. Barstow in the pay office, are temporarily relieved from their duties. In issuing these orders, General Hughes states Uiat this action does not reflect on the ability or conduct of these/officers. SP. COULEE WOMAN SEVERELY BURNED Mistakes Gasoline for Kerosene in Lighting Fire in Home and Explosion Follows Mistaking a can of gasolene for kerosene, Mrs. Schofleld, of Spring Coulee, tried to hasten the lighting of her /ire there this morning, with the result that an explosion followed /which covered the unfortunate woman with liquid flame. , She was brought to Lethbrldge this morning on the train, and is now at Gait Hospital. Her condition is serious but she is holdln her own. ' Washington. . March 11.-- Sanlotl NuortnVa. signing himself representative of the provisional revolutionary government of the people's republic of Finland, issued a, statement here. la.it. night declaring that unless the reactionary government .suoeeedE in subjecting the country l.j German autocracy there Is no chance of depriving the workers' organizations of control of the country. / / "Even then." lie added, "(lie workers'(organizations of Finland are de-$ termined to render the" most desperate resistance to tho establishment of German autocracy in Finland." WILL FILL PLACES OF STRIKERS Toronto, March 11.-The strike of � the G. T. it. freight handlers, 141) of whom have refused to resume work until the company accedes to the demand-, of 35 men for an advance in wages. ^V. H. Farrell, superintendent ot terminals last, night, stated that the company will do no further negotiating with the striker;- and Ihe'r places ,wlll be t'UJwii, BULLETINS BAKER IN FRANCE Paris, March 11.-The American secretary of war, Newton D. Baker, has arrived at a French port. \ HUNS ON ALAND ISLANDS Stockholm, March 11.-Two thousand German troops have been disembarked 'on the Aland Islands from the German battle-3hipti Wesfalen and Rhineland. Several German transports are anchored at Echeroe, where the German flag has been hoisted. i -t- I ADVANCE NEAR BAGDAD London, March 11.-The British official communication Issued yesterday says the British have occupied Hit, eighty miles west of Bagdad, on the Euphrates river in Mesopotamia, and in Palestine have made a general advance to at% average depth of from 2 to 3 miles. * RUN LORRAINE Successful Development in Cooperation With French Troops ' Paris, Mar. 11.-American troops have made a bold raid into the. German lines in Lorraine, the war office announce*. , With the American Army in France, Mar. 10.-American troops, co-operating with the French, have carried out three raids opposite the American sector in Lorraine. Two of the raids -were executed simultaneously last night. The Americans-swept past the German first line and penetrated to the e,no-my's second line, six hundred yards bach. Two simultaneous raids^ one northwest and one northeast of.......... (deleted) were made after intense artillery preparation lasting four hours in vhfch the German positions wero levelled. At midnight two forces, each one with small French forces on their flanks moved upon the German objectives behind a creeping barrage, each on a fron/Cof six hundred yards. When the Americans reached the enemy first lines the barrage was lifted so as to box In the German positions at both pqints. Tho men dropped into the enemy's trenches, expecting hand to hand fighting, but tho Germans had fled. Continuing the advance," they went, forward six hundred yards to the second German line. All the UrnS American machine guns wero firing on each flank of the two parties to prevent the enemy from undertaking flanking operations. (Special t� \\v Herald) Fei'nie, March m.-President Biggs, of District. 18. U. M. YV. of A., -who has been confined to his home since, the adjournment of tin executive hoard meetings, immediately following the district convention here, and for a time threatened with pneumonia, when seen by the Herald representative this evening, confirmed, in the main, the statements contained in a press dispatch from Calgary^ dated on the Sth inst., which told of a threatened suspension of work ;ii Rosedale. Poca-lionticd" and Brule mines, unless the management at Rosedale ceased discriminating against miners who have been working there. Though confined to his house? President Biggs has kept in touch with the Rosedale situation, through Vice-President Christopher, who has been oit the ground in the Druaslfeeller field since . the cjonxthe English labor uoiwiiK ia 'lie war will be discussed. TRAMPLED TO DEATH Vulcan. March 10.-A tragic accident in which Robert Taggart, Hie twelve and a half year old son of Mr. David Taggart ot Queenstown, losl'li:* life, occurred on Friday last. The boy left his home .it four o'clock in the afternoon to go for iho mail to the Queenstowu postofi'ice, four miles distant. On his way back h met an automobile, and the horse which he was riding took fright. It jnuipe-1 the wire fence and throw Robert, who. however, could uot release his foot from the stirrup, with tho result that, he was drugged and trampled upon for somo distance. The boy was taken home at about six o'clock, and Dr. Parkinson of Glei-chen was sent for, but the boy was dead when he'was picked np. DISASTROUS TORNADO  TEARS THROUGH OHIO Canadian Army Headquarters, Mar. 10.- (By tiie Canadian Overseas Correspondent).-Since the last big raid by the Canadians a tew more prisoners have fallen into our hands. A hostile party cf six which, attempted to raid one of our posts south of Lens yesterday morning-was drivon oft with machine gun fire, leaving one wounded prisoner. While the enemy was falling in his raid, a patrol of one officer and a score of other ranks of an eastern Ontario battalion, encountered a hostile scouting party. It drove it back in disorder toward the German lines and captured one prisoner. The enemy is resorting to the use of gas shells. Yesterday morning he opened a concentrated gas bombardment against our lines west and south of Merieourt. In the bombardment which lasted two hours, it is estimated1 that he fired about two thousand rounds ot gas shells consisting of all calibres witb a percentage ot shrapnel also. At the same time, he carried but a light gas bombardment on. Cite St, Pierre, and lust night he again put down on our trenches in the same locality a harassing fire ot gas shells. The history of doings at the front recently has been one of slowly increasing activity. With* fine spring weather there has been constant fighting in the air in which the British machines have gained an acknowledged superiority. No fewer than IS enemy machines have been brought down in one day. As the enemy is inferior in the air, so the winter record of trench raiding finds the balance strongly in favor of Canada and our guns dominate the enemy. RECONSTRUCT SPANISH CABINET Lima, Ohio, March 1.0.-Five persons are known to be dead, several others presumed kilted and scores injured and scores of homes were completely or partly demolished and hundreds of barns and outbuildings were razed, by the tornado, which travelled across northwestern Ohio early this evening. Estimated property damage ranging from one to five million dollars was done. No damage was done in any of the larger cities, most of the. damage being reported in the country districts. Lisbon. March 11.-A re-construction of the present cabinet has become necessary in the face of the bitter op-positicm of the political enemies in the forthcoming election. Dr. Sidonio Paes will retain the premiership and the portfoliu of foreign affairs, i COMPOSER DEAD Paris, March ( 10.-Count Kugene D'Hureourt. composer and orchestra conductor, died suddenly yesterday at Locarno, Switzerland: AMERICAN CASUALTIES Washingon, March 11.-Genera! Pershing's casualty report today shows four privates killed in action; four severely wounded; 21 slightly wounded; four died of wounds and six of disease. BOLSHEVIKI FIGHT UNDER HUNS Harbin. Thunlay, March 7.- (Delay-ed)--Aflor the preliminary clash with Red Guards resulting in a few casualties on both sides, General Semeuotf, leader of the Cossacks, fias forged a new front along the Siberian Hallway, where he is endeavoring to break the flolsheviki control. The Bolshevik! are using, heavy guns under the direction of a German officer.  , Willi ihe British Army in France and Belgium. Mbi\ 10.- Heavy artillery firing was proceeding at various points along the British and German battle j lines today, but there has been no infantry action of importance since yesterday morning when the British in a. violent counter attack hurled the German^ from the posts they succeeded it,, capturing in the region of Poelderhoek ridge, Friday evening. The British defenses here and south of the Houtholst forest, where the Ger. mans also captured six posts on Friday morning, have been re-established after severe fighting In which the Germans lest, heavily. Roth these attacks ware hut apologies for what the Germans had originally planned. They had intended t-� make a pretentious assault on the northern sector south of the Houtholst forest on February 20th to pinch oft the British salient Just southeast of the wood and gain a number of important, positions. This became known to the British, however, through a deserter and they buried tbe Houthsolst front > under such an avalanche of shells that the enemy was forced to abandon his scheme. The Germans decided, never-theless to make a smaller attaok fYi-day morning, which gained them sis posts temporarily. The final result was that they were driven out with severo losses and also forced to abandon Soma 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 the British In the region of Polderhoelc, attd southwest ot that place. A. prisoner taken by the British Is said to have 4'-vnlged the German plans. The British artillery effectively prevented the ear- -rylng out .of this program, and later German prisoners said their regiments had been paraded and informed that the attack hall been postponed because tho British had learned ot It. Tbe same prisoners said the attack had been put off until the morning of March S. Thursday the British gunners put down � terrific barrage and the Germans dkl not attempt to advance. Friday evening, however, they moved against Poelderhoek ridge under a smoke barrage and to the accompant* ment of a heavy bombardment of tho British positions. The enemy occupied a number t>i posts along a narrow front and a hard fight followed. Early Saturday morning the British organized a counter at-lack, which although executed gallant* ly, was without the desired result. A second counter attack was completely successful aa� to* Germans, were driven out. One of the freaks of ^jar occimed, near Poelderhoek ridge oWFriday. The headquarters of a.Britleh own-,pany suffered three direct hits front , German heavy guns and the bufldlnc; was demolished over the heads of tho entire staff. When the infantry had  cleared away the debris In an effort to recover the bodies, it was found that not a single officer had been injured although some of them wera suffering slightly from shock. This has been- another magnificent; day. The balmy weather of the last few days, which might properly belong to April or May has brought out the leaves ot the trees and many woodland flowers. The ground still contains some frost but the roads are dry and dusty. , * Successful Raid Loudon. Mar. 11.-"A successful raid in- which several of the enemy were killed or taken prisoners and two machine guns were captured was carried out by us last night south of St. Quen-tin," says the official statement froas Meld Marshal Halg today. "A party of the enemy which approached o�f lines northwest, of Labassee was driven off by artillery and machine gun fire. . "There was considerable artilery activity on both sides, early this morning southeast of Armentieres." This is the first report of any British N activity on the line south of St. Quen-tin since the British took over the soctor from the French several weeks ago. Previously the front had extend- , ed only to ^t. Quentlu. 12 HUN PLANES ARE* v DESTROYED BY BRITISH * London, March 11.-Twelve German airplanes were destroyed by the British on Friday, it Is officially announced. Three British machines are missing. British naval aircraft on Friday bombed billets and railways at \ St. Pierre Capelle, making direct -hits on sheds and starting a fire. Soldiers in motors were fired upon with machine guns. GERMAN ICE BREAKER MINED Copenhagen, March 11.-The Hin-denburg, a iarge German lee-breaker, struck a mine south of the Aland Islands, Saturday, and sank, according to the Dagens Nyheter. Several mea* hers at the crew were drowned. "  < A 69 ;