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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDGE. ALBEHTAV SATl'I^DAY. MARCH Ifi, 1918 NUMBER 81 MORE OEMS V OF m m mm ACT Erectioin of, Smallest Hospital Under New Act-Will Cost About $20,000. MIGHT SESSIONS NEXT WEEK IN EFFORT TO CLOSE BY EASTER (Special to tli� llcrnM) . Rrtnionton, Mar. in.-Night He.isloim'j f tliG UfglslaHire will bogln on Monday, Pfemler Stewart InCornied th(> house Pi'lilay afternoon. The Intimation 1b taken as an Indl-� cation that the governmont intends to wind np the businoa.s of the fle.^slon before Easter. There has becnr no indication so far that the legislature jihall "be asked to sit upon Saturdays. Hospitals The erection and etiulpraont of the (imallest hospital ,under the raunl cipal liospitalK att will cost be 'tween JIO.OOO and $20,000 ncaording to the information given the legislature n\\on the'bill was In committee of \lhe whole house Friday afternoon, by Hon. George P. Smith, provlncifil see retary. the minister in charge of the measure. This will provide a nine bed Institutlpn. ,.. The minister, explained that as the liospltnl grow in size tho cost of ex-.tension would not be In proportion because extension Avould only mean the addition of more wards. In the original design provision would be made by which tMe rest of the enuipmcnt would supply the orlg Inal building or tho larger hospital iiecesHltated by the demand for increased bed ftccommodation. ' .Mr. Smith utAtcd timt he had been �(nformod by the medical health commissioner of Saskatchewan that the ostimnte tor that province -wbb |2,000 per bod, , , - ,/ Three Types - It vfis the tdoa-of the department w) ^e.HaId/.~to hayeV.tfliins prepared lor' three types (DlT hosBUuls, small, pieA-�iufn. ifiiid'Inr^^,' The plan* were, ready for 'Ihe'^amalUfel' institution, and .Hid estlmftto ot cost -was what he had given the house.^ In answer to Mrs, MoKlnney, Clares-holm, tlie mlnlster'stated that tho people before they voted upon a scheme would know where-thc hospital woiild lie located. That was one of the provisions or the act. Twenty-five ratepayers could appeal to the .public iitiUty commlsslonerE who would give a public hearing on the complaints. The commission had power either to confirm or reject the scheme or substitute a new situation for tho hospital. 'Mali for their escape. The .sleeping apartment, of tho 7ucn had evidently caught und burned up quickly before any became awere of the flameH. Tho dead arc as follows: .Alfred Guthrie, wife and six rhilriroo; Hen Math-eson. I'ugwiufh; Robert .VIcLood, West River Station; Clarence Clralto, ,Por'. Klgln; Edgar Taggart, I'ort Klglii; Oeorgn Low. .Sheet Harbor Road; \VU-llnni Watson, Truro; George Ayle.s, Cape Breton; Jlarlln Outhro, Caiio Kreton; Miller Hawley, Capo Urolon; .Tohn Moore, Mallfax; Lester Mooro, Halifax; Irvln Bentley, Komptown. HAVE MURDERED .lAI'S IN SIBERIA ^ London, March 16.-Maximalist!) In Siberia have murdered 150 Japanese at Blagovleshtchensk, capital of the Amur province, according to a report printed In the newspaper. Hoohl Shinbun Friday and forwarded by Reuters. TOTAL 27,500 HAVE REPORTED FOR DUTY Ottawa, March 16.-Up to noon Thursday 27,545 men had reported for service under the Military Service Act. This'Is an advance of 1400 over the total who reported up. to noon of Thursday, last week. A Warning to Can. Millers \VlLSON TO SPEAK ON RUSS. SITUATION Washington, Mar. 16. - There were Intimations In official circles today that President Wilson might make \n early declaration on the Russian situation. It wps not Indicated what might be its form or the form of delivery. Social Revolutionists Refuse To Ratify German Peace, and i Withdraw From Assembly. i\^ILITARY POLICY OF GERMANS IS GAINING LITTLE Ottawa, March .16. - Millers throughout Canada have been warned that^nslstence by them as a condition In the shipment of feed for stock, that flour also be purchased Will be considered by tho Canada food board as oufflcient cause to warrant cancellation of the license of any offending mill. ^The food board has taken up this question with tho m/llors' committee and the Ifltter has Issued a circular letter which reads in part as follows; "If flour 18 not needed by the customer, the miller should, if he has feed available, ship feed alone. If he cannot fill an order for a carload, he should be prepared to make a lesr-carlond shipment of feed if the customer so desires." It Is pointed out that It is impoS' sible to fill any orders because the demand for mill feeds is far In excess of the supply produced by the Canadian mills. Millers have been asked to see that the supply should go as far as possible to those who-have the most urgent �eod ot these particular feeds. U. S. RAPIDLY TA^ES MEASURE OF ENEMY THElSICRim STAGE OF MiR iSBEElHED Arthur Henderson Declares Emphatically That This is^ No Time to Talk of Peace Londou, March 14.- (Dolnyed) - The most critical stage of the whole history ot the war has been reachod In^tho .opinion ot Artliifr Henderaon, sec?etury of 'ihe Labor party. Speaking In Ijondon ata vVomau aulfragist colebratlou todaj^, ^r. Henderson add- "I have Imagined diirinf: the last few daj-.s,; having regard Jo what lias taken place In Russia, that some Gcr-maiti'emliisAryMnieht coite aljug and say^-Why do we'tight? Why caimot we settle it? We are prepared to come to a compromise with you regarding colonies and we are prepared to mat^e oouRlderable conceasVons to l"'ranco with reference to Alaace-IiOrralne.' 'That would be a. cynical lieace, containing the seeds of future war. It would not bo a clean. peace and It would not be an honorablei pence. It would be the dosertlbn of Russia nxtd tho women ot this country must stand against It like flint, 'We are anxigus for peace and the sooner It comes the better. But lot me say It must be n peace consistent with the Ideals for which we entered the war. No one deplores more than I the collapse of Russia, but I>believe thot does not represent a majority of the Russian people. The Russian je?-pl^ were intensely anxlouH for peace. I am anxious, for peace, but never In any speetifi that I have made or any BUggestion that was made privately have I permitted myself to a position similar to that In Russia. , "By all means let us try tor peace based on .international justice and that only." EXPECTHUNSTO Dutch Will Capitulate Amsterdam, Mar., 16.-The Associated Press hears on excellent authority that the Dutch government has accepted the demands of the allied governments relating to the use of Dutch ships in the danger zone. Won't Sail For England ' Copenhagen, Mar. 16. - A dispatch to the Politiken from Amsterdam states that the Dutch government yesterday prohibited Dutch steamers from sailing for England. U. S. Holds Ships Washington. Mar. 16-With the exception of two steamers, the United States is holding all Dutch' ships now In American ports to pre;�ent their-escape pending probable rcqulsltlpn Monday. No bunker licenses will be issued for their sailing, It was learned today, until thsy are taken over either by c'om-i �-. mandecring or by negotiations,' Germans Anxious Ijondon, Mar. 16.-A conference was held at the Berlin foreign Ottice yosterday at.which the situation created by the contemplated taking over ot Dutch sliipplng by the alllea was discussed, according to Berlin advices ^ent by the Exchange 'Ijelegraph correspondent at Copenhogen. He quotes tbu Lokal Au/.clgev as stating that intipsures to be taken in tho event of Holland's acceptance ot the nlllort terms were � j)artlcularly discussfed. Concessions to Gecinany Washington, Mar. 16.-It was .indicated here today that at the same time Holland consents* to turn her slilps over to Great Britain and the United States for use In the war zone, she ftvlll make certain conciliatory concessions to Germany. Reply Expected London, Mar. IG.^A reply from the Dutch government to the 'alliels' an-nounceniant regarding tho utilization of DutoJj_jSl>lpplng is expected bofcro Monday." According to iutorrantion received here, It will propose an jigree-mant for the use of Dutch ships,on the understanding that -they nro not to be taken into the danger zone. The ul-Ues will not absent to this and It Is expected that the taking over ot tlie ships on March 18 will prdceed according to the program. . Now Mobilizing a Ho|iie Defense! Army in Britain For Expectefl Attack -''" �" / Bristol, Mar. 14.-(Delayed).-Sir Auckland Oeddes, minister of national service, speaking hero yoiterday de-olared the dlspoeltloii bt'the German amie* oji tb^ Brltjlah trontwaq moat remarkable. ' "Th�y hfve placed ma�s upon maa(i," h* aald, "and Qermany'a mHI-tary object would b^, to strike a^ England. I have no doubt Germany will strike not only at 9iir torces in Prnnoe, but. also, if she can, at the heart of Elngland, Ken in enprmoUs numbers are y^aiited, Including men up to CO, to join for homO.detenBe.'' U. S. BATTLEPLANES IN. PRANGE BY JULY ITERJNIRODUCE DAYIIGHI SAVING Sir Geo. Will Again Bring Matter Before House This Session I'ati.q, ^larch .15.-VIoIrdi artillery fire along the whole Iroiii, ospeclaUy in the Verdun region, is reported In the official statement from the war ottice tonight. A CJpriiiiui raid in Lorraine was repulspd and a largo riuinbor ot honib.s have houn dropped by Kreiich avlatoral Tin; text reads: "Thore was rather liviOy artillery fire along~tlio Whole front, especially on the riglit bauli of tho Mouse, and in tho regions pt Bezonviiux^and Vach-eruuviUe. In Lorraine, wo'st ot Vo.r-vlllc, an enemy raid was dispersed with losses. "Last night our aviators dropped 5810 kilograms pf bombs on a number of railway stations ami tantonmonts In the enemy zone. "Belgian commuiiitallon: Disrlng the last tw(^ dixy's Iho .TillDory activity was eonsidei'ftble iit times. Our barrage tiro checked �,:u atlompteil en-emy* movement against an lulvaucc post near .Merckem. 'I'lio enemy frequently used gas. .shell.s to which we replied with a ttbmbiinlinenl ot the same nature. Ataeveral points on the trout between Nleupoit and above Disnjudo the tiriug v.ar; very lively. Certain of our cantor.us'jsUs behind the fighting zone were slioUed by long range guns. We 'j'eplioil with a fire of tho same kind against railway stations and important enemy point.s. ".\rmV of the East: 'West ot Mon-astir, around. flBIl.i'l^lS and Tronva, frciicli det!^�*iiBeivi!; iicnetrBtcd' the enemy llnesVahS/'tpund they had been evacuated. jlAn eiiemy attempt 3n the same � regtdit^lo raid onr- .line, was ohpcked! "The amUtiry ^activity continued "imlier llvfiw-'belng-jnost. vJpN ent around Monaatir. \ "British aviators bombed severol places on tho Stniiua front. An enemy machine was destroyed in au aerial combat near Lake Doiraii." Italian Front Rome, Tiiursday, Morch 14.-The war otflee statejuent issued today ""reads: "West ot Bezzei^ca strong enemy parties who attetnpted to capture one of our patrols was dispersed hy our tiro. The enem.v exploded a jiower-ful mine In Monte Fasiiblo. bqt our positions were niit damaged. In the vicinity ot Lttglii one ot our patrols caused great alarm in the hostilo positions and returned without loss to our line. Other patrols in ambush at the head of tho Ornio valley succeeded in capturing two enemy patrols. "Our artillery dispersed two enemy troops and working parties in tlio Aslago basin and convoys along the roads in the Bronta and Seren valley. "There was a slight hostile nrtlllory activity in the Upper Val Tellina and along the middle Piave. At Bassano, a field hospital, vinlbly ma*ed with a Red Cross, was tired on." In South Russia Petrografl, JIarch 14.-Turkish troops are reported to have occupied the entire' Baku region in tha\'Cau-casus. Tt is also reported that Ger-. miin and Ukrainian troops are continuing oiieratlons in southern Russia, particularly iu-the direction of Orsha and Mohilev. An important enemy column is said to have oconpled Tchor-nigov. Welsh Troops Jn, Raid Jjondon, Mnr, 10.-;WelBh troops carried out a successful raid last night in the neighborhood ot Armetitleres and captured lii prlBonors tmd two machine guns," the war ntfloo reports. "Hostile artillery was active southeast of Vp/es and In tho neighborhood*of the Menln road, and soutli of Ilputholst forest." London, March 16.-Under the heading "America means business," the Daily Mall in referring to the bill authorizing the sale of German property In the United States fleclares; "The vigor and directness with which President Wilson is setting about this essential business arc smashing blows to Germany. They shov/ too, how rapidly the American government and people are taking the measure of their enemy. They know every economic weapon which the allies possess, singly and collectively, must be brought Into play." OE PREIIURE PEACE Pledge Earnest Determination To Aid Nation in Pursuing War to End New Yorli, JIar. 16.-The central federated union of New York declared itself against premature peaco la resolutions adopted last night following addro.tses by W. A. Appleton and Joshua Butterworth, members ot tho British labor mission now in tliii* country, f- -lu pledging loyalty to tmj United States and the, allies, the labor men expressed their "earnest and sincere determination to continue with pur whole efforts until the" groat war is brought to conclusion which will forever-sateguard democracy for all people." ) It also was asserted that "there must be no turning back, and that "the organized trades ivilon movement of the United States isjnherently loyal to the national aspirations for a victorious war against autocracy." Shoot the Profiteers Mr. Appleton, after describing measures which the British government had passed to protect worklngmon, declared a profiteer should be "placed against the fir.st wall available and his career ended writh a service bullet." He also expressed the opinion that although sixteen per cent ot Groat Britain's population Is bearing arms, it will not bo necessary for the United States to employ more than tour per cent to ensure Victory. He added that neither Britain nor. Franco wished to have American troops broughtHnto action until they were thoroughly trained. tRESSEDMH DETEIINAIIONOF IHEBRITISHPEOPLE French Statesman Gives Impressions-Friendship of Two Nations ^is Strengthening lyondon, Mar. 10.-Albert Thomas, minister of munitions in tho Rlbot cabinet o[ Franco, and a delegate at the Inter-AUied Conterenco recently held in Kngland. giving.his Impressions of his visit to Unglanii in' a letter to tho Daily. Chronicle writes: "My cliiet joy was to see industrial Britain In its strength and greatnr!S.s; to witness the effort whlcli the war made ne an omihargo on Cana;dtan .wooV.'tlils'yeiar, He said the otter had createS:a. Very favorable impression ;on Mr. Crewr and other members ot the' government, and It the wool is not; accepted on this basis there will certainly be no "^m-hargo. , BEmilFIRES Future V�ry Sombre For Littli . Country, Says Dutch ."'.�. Paper Amsterdam, Mar. 16.-^The demand* made hy the entente "on Holland arc* �bitterly hard, says tho Nleuwe Hotter* damsohe Courant, in commenting upo� , the statement made to the states; gai^ oral by the Dutch foreign minister wltll regard to the negotiations with Great^ Britain and tho United States, n/adds: '"Moreover to grant'some otthem, aa ppoars from the resume ot the discus- i slons with-Germany would lead tq Qer-i many refusing to renew tho aconomlo. agreement with Holland. The-fntnro can only be regained as very soailjra.'' HUGE THEFTS OF . GOODS FRpJrf'PIERS,. ,.4 .>U.-*4�� .New York, March 16.-Thr*fS'*i^ tovjfn and cjlapoie of;th�lr-eohtirit|j: 38237? 71405? ?7?7932?1727583661 ;