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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta I.KTIIHHIDGK, Hll.TA, SATURDAY, MAUCIJ 17, XUMI1KII 82 DUST; ll-'cudiilisfic Musi Km! Says Sodalisl Who DC- no uiiues War EDITOR DROPS DEAD I RELENTLESS sun. w AH GREAT CRIMH, 1IESAYSJ Mocwe March. Gard- iner, proprietor of llic Kxpatiso Ad ver- ifier dropped dead on Wednesday nlglit tit the, r-nirancc lo the Uxpansc hotel, Deceased crunfl from Jlrani a month ago, Mus. Hard I i had only KOIIC in J'randou on TUCK day. The'Hague, via London, Mar. ii debate in the ['Indian diet on Onesday (Jliaiicoltor Yen hnnum-IIoU Ivor's udJrusrt. attacks on "Junker Ism" by hnlb socialist incltims. Adult fiiiati, of (dc FocialiEUc- declared: "This fcuduti.r.Mi: .yslPin oT llje must tro." 11 Already r.nxlous tjucstions face luormmiy, thcClonnauy of .iLinltors. can tlioy hope lt> stand anil fiico Illic German iicoule, wbo are shedding tliclf blood and their treasure Tor re faction agafiist'liberty? KcvoJulioji In lllnssla Is Uic dcmUlMl blow to Uio war Inioralc of ficniiany that lias In Iclruclt. England hails tlic new Russia li higher lioVe and surer coiui In llic future not (inly of llie but ol llic WPS. Shouted Down oniiiimcnt Glorious Day of 'Freedom Dawns Bright for Russian Peoples from Out the Blafek Centuries of Grinding Oppression of Autocratic Abdication of the Grand Duke Michael Brings to Ignominious End 400-Year Reign of the Romanoff Family. Pelruguicl, via London, March 17. Unless impi-obiihlc cvenls occur, IJtissiit liris today become :i republic. The outcome depends on Ihe manifesto of the new government is rcccivc'rt liy six iiiillion saldieru the front. EMl'EHOIl'S SON DEAD I'elrugrad, via I.flitilnit, March 17. II was rumored here (onirjJtl Ilial Grand Alexis, little son oi the emperor, dead. (JHANO DUKE ALSO ABDICATES I'elrognul, via Lilnrlon, Alnrcli Emperor Nicholas abdicated at midniffhl hist on of himself and his heir appnrvnl, Grand Dulie Alexis, in favor of Grand Duke Michncl Alcxandrovilch. Al 2.30 o'clock this afternoon the Grain! Duke Michael himself abdicated, fhuj, bringing the Iloin.-inoiT dynnsly to an end. 'J'Jie government, pending a meeting of the constitu- tional assembly, is vested in (he executive committee of Ihe Duma, and Ihc newly chosen council of ministers. A manifesto lo this efi'cct was issued the Duma c'ominitlec today, and it will be (elcgrapticd to" general army headquarters this evening. ANCIKNT AUTOCRACY FALLS- 'fclrograil, via London, March 17. The autocracy which has held in its grip since Ihe beginning of history, fell today. The house of Romanoff, which hrfs ruled the empore for 10( years, came lo an end with the abdication of Nicholas the Second, perhaps the weakest rcpre jscntative of his iine. TuHowing on (he heels of this startlin? development came the rumor to I night of the death of the little son of the emperor, whose abdication was included in (hat of his father. Although apparent from the beginning of the revolution, that the removal of the mon- arch was the inevitable end, the actual fact, so suddenly accomplished, cnmc as an overwhelming surprise lo Ihc population. .Within four hours iit'tcr the abdication of Grand Michael, who automatically became regent on the passing of the emperor, crowds in the streets had securer! ladders, and began to tear the imperial insignia from the winter palace, and in front of the build- ings on the main thoroughfares. In a short time all emblems of tire old empire literally lav in lhc dusl. i cn oii ln anlicipalion of (he news, bigrjer crowds than erer filled llic Iialls and grounds of Ihe Tauris forces or Camilla, to release aU'alacc, awaited ollicial confirmation by the Duma committee of rumors which' had excited Ihe FRENCH .VICTORY Paris, Mar. 17. Tin1 1'micli troops advanced last night north (if Avre and Ilii' Avre I'ul on Home Defence for He- lease of Similar Number for Active Service and Die Oisc, making a progress over a front of 20 Idlomclrcs (13 lilcs) and lo u iicpllrnl some oints til' four kilometres the war olllcc. iiinniunc- lAdolf Hoffman, for which vol. Icd inlu Elleiice. The paper says ttiiu llloffDictn. amid noisy inlcrruiillons, acc'usfu! hlKlily.placci] or fiimrie food wlille tlic riooror clius. of. nprlh Germany were nilllllB r? force tor ihe purposes of home: heard in Ihosc slntclv halls, continued until lite men and women wctfe forced to from defence. The details of tho pltm, cxlriusliofi -r" TWO MONTHS AGO Kemp, minister fjf As early'as two months ago, rumors UIG became current thai the would be forctu to surrender his bv sir Rlward cmj.lnEi (lcos llot i answer being breathlessly anticl- pated. With them rests the decision to whether RussTq shall build up A Ihe prepared ci iJiivigjiji ir-.ti. --ii.; l.his point he was shouted clown and he house that be he no longer Worried The Hague, MOT. 1C, via Loinluii, .'IP. feeling o[ desp i in Herlln oveij- llic jiinrmns's over un- ;sl news reaching (Ici-nany limn morning papers rrr-: permit.-! M if led to publish the news nT tlio S 1, jidicnllGn. In werlMnfo--mr.a Ylrclri LK Ui liere it cxnrctdl Ihc r.'fccl, uf Hie latter announcement >vi'.l Mr, most love-rely by Ihc Kaiser and his forluuo has always IK CHI iiiti- natcly bound up with of" tin; Attention U called by I'ttrsonngca to' the con mciion nlvrjys lo exist since _Ui5 Mnie ITC! lite I'mssiin i :J llVsii.'iit ?c- UismarVk's clirtum that lie Invented he alliance of the-three emperors lo I (lie tJ I Eninai Uinsturz (overlhro-.v) meant imply llial be Vncw that the growth >f democratic priiiciplc-s In nny oiic European country rtirccily Iho strength of Die Prussian aulocrncy Is the basis of llic HEm .slate syslcju. The Germans have not forgotten I LOW popular ri.-ingR elacivlicre afl Id tiio" EU -callati March revolution in There Is'thus pocd to IjclievQ thiu Uctlmirinii- and at to Lin: month less than in Ihc case, of men I who join the CTpeaitionary tocccE. j which .cer sorfi on Wednesday not. dlc- hy (rifltng JIspulu aliout iy In cut of members of ths lower Local Mim Lieut. Mentioned In Dispatches Cant. E. C. llie former paymaster of-llic Tenth Drigado. v.'ho has recently rcturucil f the oii was lilcciiitig Rave slniistius of Hie granis made in Dulnrio, Ttlanilohn anil Saslialcnewaii, nrl ompJiaFlzeil that Albcrtti was giy- _ng more llian cither of tbe other Liro prairie anil was siien'iling cousiilerably- more tlian what (lie province ot Ontario was .Giv- ing In aid ot tlie schools. Calling attention o[ Ihc house (p wlial Ihc provision of a mere clfimcn1 tary educalioii cnst. Die rural dislrltls from S to 30 mills nil the dollar, against 5 iti the city _ot Ednioulun, wlicre the univcraity was [ocated, on which had hpeni Ms I year, ho said that It the government lo I the granls II should rnsasod Icday in rouuding iip! Terences of opinion between the he polirc, Llionsniula of whom liave noiv hccn All the police hive bcrn niul siis- houses searched for arnnnini- .Ion and arms, Prices of jirovisiuns in Pctrograil have Inlleu grc-Mly. A ZEPPELIN IS I'.iris. Mar. Zeppelin lias hccn saol down in [lames near All of Us crew wore lest. .WAKKETS Spot wheat Local trscJc wheal May Local oats May 167ft 267 Dumn leaders and representatives of the working men. The latter wished :o leave undecided the Question of the form of Russian government until af- ter the holding of the constUuLionel assembly whereas the duma group, fearing dangers 1o the country in Ihe absence of a Hefinite government, had put forward a program of regency un- der the Grand Duke. The qualifica- tions which Michael is reported to have placed on his acceptance of the1 throne indicate has been de- elded lo erect a temporary central au. thorily so thai there may be no diver- sfon of the country's energies In pro- p the war, but that at the came Lime ultimate decision has left with the people. ARREST FINLAND'S GOVERNOR London, Mar. 17. Major-General Zein, govcrnor-r.cheral of Finland, has Hifjh Low. Forecast: Fair and mild. lie lo llic. Tursil districts: to: enable to provJdt! a .secoiJdnry-ns well as .an e'enienlary ediicallou. Elevator Act The acl to ainciul the act incor- porating the Alberta Farmers Cry operative Elevator company vraa rent' a second lime, afler nil'expression n' opinion by George lloaillcy that llie Limalgamntion com with Grain .Growers Grain company was against the principle of co-operaiton, and an explicit slate- nient by Premier Sifton-lhiiL no .pro: of assistance Jn the iiihire liart hceii mn.dc by tho government. OX l'AUE-6) Dcmocnitic llc-organizaiion (o -Germany If Revo- lution March IT. Chancellor Dctlimanii-Ilollwfg's speech be- fore; the Prussian diet, promising liiyf cral'concessions, over which the Gor'; man jircss wnxcs enthusiastic, is- re- garded in this country ai the direct outcome of Ihc Russian revolution. Uic niissinn says the .Man- Giiarnian, "win and establish, their liberty upon an impregnable tlien they win liavo given a, new aspect lo civilization.' Already ils first worKinga are visible in tho speech.of tho German chancellor, in which he promises internal- political reorganization lo Germany and less liberal franchise lo Prussia. The rovo- lulloh in.Russia, promises lo isolato Germany as the one bureaucratic dc-' spolic and mllita'rlElic jn the Kuroppnn world, not only'during" iho war, but .after It, unless Germany fol- ows a been arrested "by Ihe commandtr of formed German circles, is _that CojxMidagcn, via London, MArch U. The German o: Tnc Hiissian revolution so far as LI can-bb riiarlc out from press commorils' telegraph cd. here anil'trom nilcrancca in .in- the the Baltic fleet en order of the provi- sional p.avernment, lo a Rear's Pclrograd dispatch. Senjton BorvilinOIf, vice-president cf th- eco- nomic dcpartni-nt of the Finnish ntc also lias been arrested. F. Uoditch- cff, leader of ths constilulional dsma- crals in the Duma has been appointed minister, of Finland and to proceed at once to Kelsingfors. revolution by no means presages tho weakening of the UuAsInn corinncLoC (ho war for the linio being. No hopes or a change in Rtissin's dclcrminalioii to continue the struggle or ot oVcr- turc.i for a separate peace fire express- ed. On the fonTPntj, it sccnia lo be brljcTtd -thnl the new regime will TT.OYB nvcn more of a war govprn.mcnt than its predecessor. Recruiting for the Forestry Jlalta- lion; which is in charge ol Capt. Gar- den in (fila city, hna been brisk this Tfeck, 11 nion having been Liken on during: the -past two daya. .They are W. J. Chamberlain, flenry Pal- rlclv, Lucas llcrossokl, Andrew Swit- zcr, .A. Downey. )W P.-.Collins, A. S. Gottscriick, K. Thompson. Jas. .McGtllivray. John McDonald and -las. Itarrons. The local ret-ruiiinff 'office of this hranch of the service ts locat- ed at 5th St. S., uhlto tbc South- 6rn Alberta headquarters are, at Room 2o. VMbor'a lllock, Calgary.' l' ;