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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VdLUI^fE XL. :LETHBniDGE.-AJliBEftT FHir3AY, M^RGH 15, 1918 NUMBER 90 MPANESE INtERVENTtQN iS^NNOT BE LONGER DELAYED �r'; --J,.,^,. r..-vII -x_u-i.i_j|j_^i_^i-l-i -------- , i,. i . * i ' ./!U.,.ii r . � _' INKNTim  � �  ��  i� ^ � � f oreign^Minister Balfour Tells of Problems Facing Them s in Haying Japan Step In JAPAN IS ENTIRELY UNSELFISH IN HER OFFER TO/INTERVENE Iflntlon, Mnr. 10.-Debate on^ the (lUCRtlon ot Jap)iiieae Intorventidn in Klboria In tlio bouse of commons yesterday brought from Foreign Secro-. 1 ary Balfour the declaration, that Our-man peaetrntlon Into Rusala must be coinbatted. TUo alllGd point of view '^vas that they should help lluti�ia !u / i j>rotecttng^ herselt ^^^alnst Gormniiy. Although he did not think tliat Qor-mnny would- send an enny to ^arti-p-ostok, ho said ho hod abRiflule faith .'in Japftn'a loyajty In carrying out any decision reached by the alll�s. Olacus-filng the situation in Russia, Mr. Bal-Xpur said:.   "If Rus.sla hod not been at war, It ^oujd have taken many years to d,om-plBto-Uio bonoticlont coui-ao of thp re-�. volution, Whou autocracy tell almost vithout a blow, llussia imnfedlatoly tpU .-Into. cbaoH. It in untrue to say that the same .OiIuk happened In the French-revolution for there the ef-, feet waa.^not the disintegration but > the inteeratlon of France. Precisely the opposite "happened In Kussln. Tho revolutlou came and all, the old dlvl-Hions between rellelon and regions bo-camo QiarKed and permnucnt. . The Problem , '.'It nWst Inevitably take time before we will, see the end of that pro-,cenB 6h�trons. attack- on (*hat he. conCelTa? as t,ho governTOOflt's policy wUU resafd' . to J\|pan and^'Siberia. It is entirely ob-liviotiB of the facts I hare Juat 'brought before'the.-houSB'and is based on ai pro* found ^inlsunderstandlng ot'^whatany human'.beliwhad:.ever thoug'ht, con-telved .or deslrdd with regard to-ailied Intorvenlion,: Japanese, or oUier la Ku8sia;,afCalrs.',' %; , * " - ,^ No Selfish Intaraet � ' II. B. iLees Smith.a Uberal, iii^uaa-tlonlug ^Ir. Balfour as to the British, attitude,/had declared bhat if Japan entered Kusslan territory and ocouplstf .It at the mandate of the allies, it followed with almoBt absolute certainty  that this territory .would not bo re-� turned. !'I cannot let this debate eiid,".,8aJd Mr. Balfour in conclusion, "without 'ropndtating- to the , full Mr. iLecji .Smith's suggestion, that Japan, would ' b� moved by-the selfish and dishonor: . able mptlrea in .any. course whtoh may �i be dlapussed; in Japan, elth�r among r liorvstatesmen ov with the alllaa. PROTEST REMOVAL v OP LAND OFFICE. Mtdicine Hat, Alia., March 14:-ThB- Retail Merfahants Aa        * � OPPOSITION TO ASK INVESTIGATION OF PROV. POL AFFAIRS Edmonton, March IB,-E. F. ewlno.proposCB to giva notice of motion Tn tU, (eglalatura. today calling on ttw government to institute a full Inveatigation into tha- diiturbed cendltiona in the n�w provlncFal police force. , The motten will set forth that tiie mem bars of the'force themselves ans In; a.Stat* of dissatisfaction and that the public Is dissatisfied witl) conditions in the force., Sheep Men Meet At bne o'isleck'ln St. AutfU^tln'a hall, the annual niseting of the, sheep jxen will,bs opened today. This evening at 8 an addrsss will be given by Jas. McCalg, of the provincial gevarnnlent on "Brsed-iifg and Management of'Sheep." PAioiifi m Judge Carpenter Will Aclmin-ister the New Ac,t to Raise the Patriotic Tax OPPOSITION WOULD HAVE ASSESSMENT, BOARD-APPOINTED Oh tlirSfer Fronts' I'flL^illlj^llll^Offieials Tell of Cam ' palinr'Btiing Plantied for ' Albeita-^Miut Itaiac $250,000 . (Spoclnl to tho Tlcrnld) QdmuMlon, March 14.-Tho selection of A. A. Carpenter, member of tho public utilities commission of Alberta, as the commtsaloner to determine tho>ratu of taxation that, dhall' be paid in the yurnl parts of the province under tho liuplamcntary revonuo act, was announced during the consideration 6f the measure in committee of the whole house at tho sitting of the legislature � Thursday" afternoon. , . , V -The information Vas given bj^tho Hon. C. R. Milchell, �wUo stated that Commifisinner Carpenter would act without additional salary, and that he' had been engaged In similar ,work for the department of jnunlclpal affairs in connection with appeals .under the. wild laud tux. \ The Rate -The act provides that in every urban unit, there shall be levied and collected by the assessor of tax at the rate of one nitll In each dollar of tho assessed value of all, rateable laud ..and In every rural unit a'tax at:the rate of tour cents on .f^ch acre of rateable land but the.commissioner ^hall tiaVe power to reducC' this rate but not below two cents" per acre accordr lug to the circumstances of the riiral unit In-rogard tot devcloj^ent of ag-j rtcultural or otherwlsef^  '  Land held' under g^azln^ lease or permit from the Dominion govern-; mont'ohnll'pay one cent per acreV 'James Ayeir, >?>Janton, ^tj^ouRfet I :ommi8Bloner/ahoald,�betapt he legislature.' Thefe would, then he' no sasplclon of pstty'or any other li; nuenc6. _ a . Mr. Mitrfhell thought'tliatl qommlsi aloner Carpenter it was tbn only avenue et effort and* thj. only means of "icommunlcation- between the folks at home, and the prUonera ot war. Six Iiunldred thousand,'^ parcels :-bad been sent from Canada.for them as a raiult of the -individual* afforta'' of' the womeaot tbe^domlnli^n. ' ' 7 Alberta Te: Ralee :t2N,000 C The appeairsald he, this year--Was that Canada ishbttldV raise |4;oD0,O00 for the Red Ctossi. and~thejportlon of this allotted to 'Albei^ta'was ttSO.OOO. !It waa to h^lp.raMe this the legislator*' would be ^�sk^d-'*nd. Mr.'' Ben^ nett said they couM^uk all ciMsea of citizens to gtfe as .'tnei lteid)0i^o8B had nothing to^dq: with^tM:c6|];t|^at�nt sold- Whei 1 i| woundM . 4S0VIETS IN BATI^LE WITH TURKESTANIANS '.Jkondonr^March, 18.-Fierce bat- ^ xtlea bstwMn'Sevlet adherents and natlvcf vxtjavet eeourred, In. Turkee-... tan,'i^eQor^ina,>t^ aiwexehange dis- -;patehMremrRetragrad. undqr'Wed-, ne�day'a,d�te^''More:tnirn 20,000 . oaaualtles arerreaorted to have re-s sulietJ.:." ' ' .^AjiN:*;?b'6TiNr,." � , m' '"- W HUI^ TRENCHES was taken prisoned''he- then came' un-, der Us caTo.^' s . -. 'pres-entvterrlble wd^'itaat^agollea Inve^and sympathy, and'brought to/AlL.a^&KfiAINI ': , Berlin. Mftif,',lS.-^MlMi�rsr opei^Upail art contlauliii ;in\'Ukraliie', where the town of Ba^i^�ah.7'aM�t,,lob'miles northeaat ot XieVT|^, blMin>,o�9�P>�d. war office i0.ng58er;...' Into eals, . Tt^ronto, Q^oner^a ^'Jury'?!ii|f|Uli; JOi waa attrlbiitedjUW))!*^ par^nU to ,oareleifne|i,:^blsjue;�ttiohed i tbink th& members suggested the mt-\ernment: bad tbe idea^ that Mtrwquld have-toispend all the money.) J -'I'^'i Cries .'Of ''No; �no," came from - the opposition, and cross, benches in kn ahawer to this, and Mr. We^r^said that the;-e - itM no ausplclon of any thing; of t,lie,|(in.d.' Bat' what they^ wanted to get' wapV an aqultibl^.'dlstributloiiV ot ._;a^rg!8��foadley>askeJl^r a definite statemont it the tax was only for-thls year.? ^ -r'l Must JJeeplt Up u'.ljlr. ,MUcheIl rMllod.rtbat there Was - � (fio possibility, ofJ.iie cpntribution to the pitrlotlfe'tgridqeaslng; If tKoitax wofe"to be;ooiltluued it wpuld regfilre a. more!^dellcate/ayateuL^of -tnatfqn tliai>;^^$' povid^d in the" act in'; seoure an'NUltahie^aeseiismdnt:: V* ' Afgoa/l,^defaCotvdiaeussloh turned' uponahe^polbtyWUether; the .tax wduld Ub heavjlejraonfthe rural parts Xotithe^ province than'thej oldies, and^ wKllqi rrad;Dayls, Olaichen,'thought: if'MttW i>8'i;^jbeduo regitrded one mlir'on; the/dpllnr aailod. low tor the urhaai: units,' ' t.'jS'# :' J>remle� Stewart.Teralndod: thq^ion'ae that thev\KOjrernmont,was Aottputflijg "Seven hnndrrfiiboiiiba wore dropped on 'energy lilkletB.t( ammunition dumps and- railway sldiPEs at Courttral and DSnnln. �>. ' i ^ FREN1BM 'FRONT Paris,/'Mar.vll'.-The French -war cfCflce tonishto|uBuecl tho >toUawing statement:-.^^-wZiii  T^e .enatt^l^lllGn' actMly in Champagne^tfub^eglon of thfi'xMonts; in :th^ie.�nd. In Ute cei(i^|�>of .v^artmannKW^'lleHropt alrai^ieps yjo)entl*^i v,, v A>','I>ttrlng-Uie da^Plhl'eBrOermaiisaU'-pIanM.were.deatrpye4'Uil('*pnr'pllot8j " ^-."ITALIAN FRONT v-t^ J Romei Mar. !-(.-Raiding* openTubns on the front between-the St'elvlo'and jthe.-Plave aife reported In thP'-fiwar statement today which reads: TosterdaV enemJH�ivouacs on Jhe nortirern slopes of Col Delia BerAta \*eto,,peached - by ..our ,MIro. iAHoBtllo raiding - jiarties wcreorepuUed^-east of Monte Cristolla, south�of the Stelvio, in-the Tonale region and:east of Jjake Ow-da, In the Astico Valley. there -were patrol encounters, the enemy being driven back. Near Pener, French reconnaissance parties caused losses to: an^nemy advanced .post.- > or . ,u^B no   Wilhin Year of Czar's Abdication Russia Yields to Germany-Great Hun TriumpK' ALL MORE REASON ; . ' NOW FOR JAPAN TO GO TO SIBERIA Want Raw Material for Tractors Also Duty Free-Fear Other Radical Moves Ottawa, afar. 14.--About thirty-five of the leading niauufaoturors of edst-ern-Canada and-as far west as Wlnni-pee formed a deputation which waited on-^h9 govemmem't today. A particular polnt^r-Hlsed- by the delegation was thkt or opposition to larm tractors being placed on the free list unless at the same time raw" makorials.'usod in the:manufacture of' tractorsvin Canada wero^admitted dutyfree. Tlie mann-.tCactntfir'' also-- asked-that in case of any^nrther-auggested'Changes In tho .Varlff., Inau-strles affected - should first lic'"con3ulted.-' h.. ..., .'^ RECONCILIATION � WITH POLAND Loudon, March 15.-A Keulor dispatch filed yesterday at Petrograd says that the Bolshevlkl majority at the Moscow conference decided by a vote of 45-1 to 30 to support tho peaca treaty. . ? ? ? ? ? * > 4> 9 �> * * .> 4. o 4> � Amsterdam, Mar. 14.-Active negotiations jire nn foot for ,a reconciliation b'otween Ger-! many and Poland and a new solution of tho Polish situation will bo announced/"shortly, ao-conling to the Kurjer Polsky ot Warsaw, Huns Ready. Sacrifice^ Man; oMejn . 'Amsterdam, March :16.-f�Aeoord--Inji ;to- news recelved;iherej_^FIeld . Y Marahal/Von Hirrftonburg baa Utt-'^ An well lnformefi.neutral.quar-tera reee^itly the Aaaealated Press ' correipondent was (told thn'.tthai--Garmans were prepared'.'to. -|eBe thrJKe hundred thousa>id men^ln an, errenaiuli operation, r' ' -^The Verdun offenliye ^'pf tne .Qerniana In which thurr failed ^t- -teriy-to break .th,e FNIne1^~llne� hilsirta'een estimated inr-.�enBerva-tiye - quarters as  hayinKi.e'oat-the /Germans eomethlna>l|i%^;'�IOAOO �'irfen. ' MBT.A H0RlftBLB;"";|J4 X) ' DEATH ;^Tt of^,'fiiiilgary, ClovannUiQuJi^ei'' an' Italiln laborer, mi$ a"lierrlble 0 deatH}on Monday of tblA'^aeK^vae* ebrdlpb to news' that has Just vvniaehed the city. ' re-questa.>(or. recognition" dependent upon the'. Lithuanian'; agreement to certain military customs,, railway and currency coi^entions) v.according "to the fVor-waerts.iot Berllav These conditions Llthivtnla,': in.ihb hope ot brlngitig about an, alleviation' ot her condition is rei^dy to~aceept. ratdtl''tlieir sixty-fifth . )wedding anttWbWaiFj?^ Tir 1898 Mr. Eakln Vas chosen by: tbe fourth territorial assembly, speaker,-Xluring his representation in tbe^ assembly ot the Saltcoats-oot^stitueno^. he was nominated for speaker for the third time; but owing-to the Advancing years and poor health, he was- compelled to decline the -honor:; In-19013 he returned to his farm 1 at Orescent LakD and later^ mov6d , to SaUcoats where he resided until; his-death, . kphjrposes permanently tliei^ haT�(j'trf*e.a levy on an'asB'bBB^ basis. -  '  \ .vln^Ul^iphjrppses menl AGAINST CAPI. LP Toronto, Mar.i'14.-^Unlea8 the cmlll-tary. authorities take some action, 4t Isijardly likely that Captain :�.';, B. Lyon'bf Calgary, wItt be as^ed ofrtoial-ly as to whether he made the .statement attributed to him by;Captaln?G, T. Btdley in regard to the cqndltlon of soldiers In'the trenches at Chrlstmi^s. The civil authorities herejate: not; likely, to take action except to possibly call the;^attentIou of the attbrney;gen-oral' ot;Alberta, to the jnBtter,^-;-^' , " The action of the All-Ruislan Con-i grass of Soviets in accepting the German peace clears the way -for. announcement ot allied intentions as regards Japan's Intervention in Siberia and-.glves Germany .vast opportunities for political and economic penetration of the former Russian empire. The decision ot the eongresH Is tho culmination of the peace steps begun by the Bolshevlkl government last December. ^ The first peace conference wag abortive, Germany on February 16 reject-' lug the declarations ot Foreign Minister Trotzky and resuming hostilities against Russia. The Germans then made peace with the Ukraine and prepared-to aid the government there in . putting down the Bolshevlkl. On ' February 18, the German advance into Itusala was renewed and the Dylna ' river crossed at Dvlnsk. . V Meeting with little opposition, ttie German advance on Petrograd started and the Bolshevlkl government decid* �d, ^o.^ccept Germany's' peace termBr Foreign Minister Trotsky retused'itd ' gb,to Brest-Litovsk and Premier rLen" ine.sent Zlnovteff, a close follower 01: -hla. ^ The'paclfiBt:poliqy;ot Premier Xien/ Ine brought a bi'*ak1n^tHe:Holrt6vlkl -ranks ami Trotsky rebigned * sevei^h-day^agfo, , . " ' ; i.Thlg iclevage- apparently had -ntf er-> feet on Lenlne's mastery of-rthe; coll* gress of Soviets. ^-v > vBy the peace teriA Hpssla mdst give aip-Poland, - Courland,' Livoniav-Bsttaonla and the � Vkrj^ine. In-'A^a ^Hqor the Russians ;are.r compelled Tt^ -retire from Armenia an*t to,- oedeTtd : the Turks the Russlan'^'dfiitrietB ot .1 Bantoum, Kars audi; Erivan.- t'. ^ r Russia must renounce.all claims tot: ; the occuplec) territories - in i Burope,-Germany and. Austri^Uungary to ,de-dde the fate ot the reglona In agree-. ' ment with their populations, .' ers la the re-6penlng otfUaTlgatton In > the Black and -Baltic Seas, and: tbe signing by, Ruspla; under .conpulslon of a commerelar treaty, witk cnaran-> tees ot a most favored ctaua* arteasC ^ untlU�26. The BolsheviU> also prow,* I > Ise. to put; an end' to all propaganda: ' and agitation''within the cqntral pires occupied tcrrltorlea-un? der their control.* , ' 1 mmmm Rate Increase is Allowed; " (CePbR. Prof its to be Taxeii ^K^(g|�rMqn. is coatlrm�il^5. Ut-7*lle9tlon: petltlopB^l pM(rt�fl -6leotlon8*qot^lB OttaWii,-^arch ' 14.-The Judgment of the railway board, granting Ihe railways an' increase of approximately IB per xentim freight and passengel-rates, goes. into: effect at n),ldnight. This Is {the .decision of tho - cabinet council which heard: the appeiil' ot^he western; provincial governments,) the. Winnipeg Board of '^rride and other public -bodies agtkinsfcnhe Judgment..; �, Inersase ;Tsmpor�i>y The Judgment'la modified,, however, by the provlBion that the new, rates, Instead of tieittg'- permanent, shall cease tobe one. year: utter the decla^'atiOB �t 'peace, fAllnwIng; the: present war- ' , It w(iB\contended by those;wbo-ap-pealed agalnut' the,:'Judgment/that - It would result-in largely Increased Tiarn-" ings tor the Ca^iadlanvPacif lo Railway which is a pfosperoufe concern./ Td meet thig objoctlpn, an; ordeiv In counf; oil has baeu pais'edvprovidlne tor taxa^ tlon of,the prpma.oc the CaVdlsin Pacific Ra1lw)iy� s6'/ Uiat }0 henetit^from; tha operation' of'theilmSreased^BcOied'* .JVJien the appea^wM-takeo-agnlft^t' th(^, ]udgment>�ft)eBriiii;)>aa)held Qttawa,' Xbi*-)�E�l^-^dJoumad-=siuntl March >l:on the the 'iBcreaaed rate>l^*Qul(|^ni^ go Into\et-tect;vntU'Marc)i4fi''aadtUk^ matter, Ii^ ^e meantime, ^l^^qbntldered. ''Tbifl! ,'epeclai Tax onV P. n.^ V The order in council? providing, tor speclal;taxation ot thetlanadla^; Pac; itlc ^Railway deohireB that. the c6ra^ pany �hall pay: " 'J * ^. Onei\h8lf of Us net ,^^arnlngsvfrom railway operation in-exc&ss.ot neven per cent on'its commbnd'^stopk. (after paying fixed charges). appropriation tor- pension fundk, and:;:diTldends �-on preferred stock. , ' ^s otthe incbme wdrvtax act.-IBn, 9?: any'Araei't'nJont thereof;:" Kereatter enacted. i> . U 'i.^,1-t-The company's net'.'earnlnr ' dach/vyear from rail^vayf/iooe'ri. ___ "andslrom- special lncomeva^v"deflne'd!' 'above, In'^exce^s ot ten pdr'oent o^ii ita 'fcommofi stock (aft^r p8yl^IlB$itlltedv-*cb8rges,�': ; approprlatlon'-v t9'r.f(,^a>er-'''-' Ottawa, Mar. 14.-"One way lii-. f hldh to keep onr^eoimtry.on'lta lilgh...'^ level Is tomaka'aflnn'reaQlutlonthat -'^ It Bhall be Canada^ tirat,- CaiAd'a , .c,. last and Canada all the time,'" de*^- , ^'V' clBi-ed Sir Wilfrid Laurler, ItadeV ot i the opposition, In an addKss AtArx'-'^^ikv-' Irish concert tonight, Sir WUtrld rji-'. : viewed the Irish-question briefl7,'daiA;>/.i>p declared that John'Redmond had'died broken hearted, x NO MORE^EG^G ' ' t SHAMPOOS NOW Winnipeg,' MareK^/14" ' tlre'ifcystem of' Canadian .Gpvernm^ am 'ftind*and dividends on preferrad/Sldgit Railways a? welUas to coropany-p .tfp,^o'�,ooo) or. , '\q yMX%' ,ed,/H)aj|V'V V I S^-Th^avamouiit bj;. Whloh. mMu'-,T^m wlU= It IscexpJulnod.^ be-etj . earnings ifrom' railway untH^lqd.'the pet earnlnfBf opejratloas \ ft>r .the (jfcli) I'lSecftQber 31,1^17,-dU%% '|tK?tralght and passj^iif{ir^ ^d "-by,;.the order pi ,Thl8 wills It IscexpJulned, be-pfjjj direct benetlk^ft^h/jpuhllcMreMj Jt iB Bald tliat'tforf gr^'na,l9MPe!*lii! prqtpeotv^otci^ UBOi^i^p P?ho^"Tvfo'tt&\;a^^ :tW re*w�'iflllb.9ii,ad'el^ 64 ?75023 ;