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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta r, ' VOMJMIC XI. LETllBRIDGE. ALBB DRIVE IS SL PiV. GOVT. Premier Stewart Says Whole Matter Is Being Considered .Question Salaries Is Discussed W. a: deyl not to be in employ govt.. says the premier German Losse WI':i)NKSI)AY, MAnClC 27. NUMBiiii no DOWN NOW ops Losses, ive Is Slowing Down; Said To Total 400,000 TURKS CONTINUE THEIR ATROCITIES Etlmoiiton, Mar. 20.-Promlor Stow-nrt nnnouti'utid In llin icKislaturo Tucb-ilay night during tlio (ilacusslon of tho eattmiitoB/for civil governmont that lie was hopeful ol bringing down u bill to dQuI wlUi the question of olyll sorvlco reform. Thd Btntcment' was mode'In answer to a question of A. P. E>Vlng as to what tho govern-mout proposed in reeard to, tho re-RiilatlonB of salaries. Tho premier oxprosaed tho view that tho salaries of the aJflclalsi In the government du-jiartments should compare with what was paid "tor similar work In mercan-' ' tilo^lnstitutlons. In connection with the proposed scheme maximum and minimum salaries had been fixed Mhlch It was thought would bo fair rmdor all clrcumstancus. On tho os-, timates of- tho provincial secretary'.^ ilghor. than In Saskatdiewan. He thought the government were doing pretty well In ' tho matter of Inoroascs. Mr,* Hoadley alluded to the position  of'the lower paid civil servants/and the high cost of ,,llving and other ox-ponses and declared that tho only - aol^tition of tlie mattor was tho provision of ponBions. ' Mr. Welruirged the re-organization of the clviP, service altogolhor on n lasis �to,prp^^do an equitable income a'iid.theiAbpojuto dllmlnatlou of favor-; lllsm or special prtvilogo if there was such a tbing'ln the dopartmo'nt. A- ^� Kwlng iand.^MIss MoAdams made a plea .tor the class o( . officials of small ��l(iry who c6uUl save little. Provincial iPollee Mr. Hoadlny on| a question of-priv-Hego callod ottoutlon to the announcement that Chief Ouddy of Qulgary had been asked to .take tho - position ot ttlilQt' of the provincial poliuo. Ho thought when tho.houso wnsla session such Intorroatlon should be. given it before. publii;{ie'd in a newspaper. - il^fomlori Stewart, replying that he did uoi 880.1 ^here the;question. 6t privilege came In, said that the gqv-ernmont.-did ;not make the uppolnt-iliefit.' The commlaaiouers bud ,tliat power uudos tho act,. Porsonally'he kUL^w. i^othiue about;the'mattur:untt) l(e'i?aw,�-tUe foport' In tho ue.wspapor,-Candidly; ho wpuld i^uy that outtjule o(': being armemljer ot tho eovenimoatj. KiitliiutereBtediBMiiuvh in .QhnngeB ofH otrieiiils bo-did;ni)^: think it was tho ' , lirislneaB lof.,',tho ^govornmont to" lul.ar- m- y � _/ J.. A.' ROBB, M.P,, Huntingdon, Que., who Is chief whip of tho opposition la the Commons. . . . NO LOSS OF LIFE New York, JT'Y,, March 2C.- Fire following a series of unexplained ex-plosina destroyed tho six story building of the Jarvis Warehouse Company, near. the. Erie Railroad terminal in Jersey-City late today and-^badly dam aged r the Erlp repair sholjs. No loss of life had been reported tonjght. The material ^damage was: estimated by Xorsey^Clty police-and" tiro officials at 'pWge/^tflijiSftOiOffO. '?rhe goods stored .W:tn.e*>rWahouBe, said tq have included,'a quantity of chemloals were' total lOHsr ' � ' ' : Tho c#U8� i^�.�XPlOBionB,t.has not yet been det�riuliied, although a ,rigld inveetigaUoitJiraii-'ltegbn vt once by PederaJ,.StatQ ,lijid. City, autliorl-. tles. The' flrat^'otHHiS tbrrifle deton-.atlons,.which.(iccurred shortly after 3 p'cl68K^;81^b^le \V in Manhattan and; �caused^^corisldemble" alarm. Visions of � another Blackl'bra disaster or a"' bombardment by the Qermdns were In many minds. '"B.urning cinders which rose in the heavy clouds of black smoke, were cam'ed ,by the wlnd'ncross the North River and fell along the water front. ^ While the excitement �was at its height the Erie. Ferry house, a three story structure in West'Street; on the New York side of Iho river was discovered to bo on fire. A lighter close by, loaded with several hundred bales of cottgn, also wos blazing'fiercely and still further south, the Hoboken ferry slip of tho Lackawanna Rail road was on fire. The Brio Ferry house was aflame Xrom the second stoiry to the roof. These fireswore easily extinguish od.by tho New York firemen, many of whom wore ordered'to Jersey City to fight the bigger fire. London, IVIar. 27.-^Tho entry of the Turks Into the port of Trebl-zond wac marked by atrocltleB against Greeks and Armenian*, Greeks who have arrived In Athens from the Black Sea report, according to an Exchange "Telegraph despatch from Athens. The Turks also pillaged the town and caused much property destruction. O-- "Brilsh In Counter-Attack -Th? BritisH delivered a counter at- HUGE SEIZURE OF BOOZE HERE E Lon^.'MaVch 27: tacktcsJaS^between the angle of the Ancre and the Somme, red Morlancourt and Chipilly, the war 6ffice an-iis evening. Carload Shipped in By Exporting Co.-Head of Copipany Is Arrested Londpi^, March 27.-^The ermans are in possession of the towft erf Albert, it was announced today by Major General Maurice, chief director o f military operations at the war ofroevThe British are holding the railway embankment on the westfern outskirts of the place he stated. The line remains steady. . ^ ^ HAIG SENDS REPLY TO PRES. WILSON Parisi: March 27.-Last night the German advance was held up everywhere according to the official statement of the war office today. The enemy, weakened by heavy losses, it adds, lias been obliged to slow up his efforts. Ottawa, IVIari 27.-Authoritative announcement'. was' made 'today that no decision had been reach-, ed by.^the government In,respect' of the rumoced Federal tax of 10 per dent on automobiles. No.order in 'council, it Is further announced, has been passed placing an embargo on automobile ^rts. eilHlTO What the Alberta Provincial Police allege to be one of tho moftt barefaced attempts ever made In this province to handle liquor illegally was nipped in the bud yesterday with the arrest of G. P. Qirven and tho seizure at various points In the city of 121 case^ of Scotch whiskey, champagne \and brandy consigned to thfe "Girven Exporting Agency, Lethbridge." Girven will appear in the A. P^ P. couft at two oMock on Wednesday afternoon to answer charges of breaking*' the Alberta Liquor Act. ' Girven was released' after his arrest'on .|500' cash bail. It iB alleged, three or four more or less prominent men Bbout town, are" implicated in the case. Ever since booze was banned in Alberta nearly two years ago Lethbridge has beon free of the export, agencies--which have been trying to operate in Calgary and Edmonton. '-Whole Carload About a week ago, and 10 days bo-foro boozcless days wore introduced in Canada by law, it was whispered from ear to ear .that a whole Ifarload of.the real goods had arrived InLeth-br'ldge. The A. P. P. heard'the rumor and Inspector Piper at once endeavo?;-ed to'secure from Edmonton some information as to the status ot tbfb. Qirven Exporting Agency In' whos/name the wet goods had been shipped into the province. In the meantime Detectives Hesketh and Wigg wore, put to work shadowing the agency's activities, and after being out all night Monday-night they learned that the boozo was being carted about surrep:. tltiously, a few cases being put in-one warehouse, a few in another, and so on. It .is known that no lease from anyone in authority had been granted in the case of one warohouso where 37 cases were found stored. Inspector Piper decided that a company,- whoso BOlu power is to export liquor tO' another province, was acting In a-m^ost susplciuus manner, and action >waB' taken in the arrest ot Girven, who, it is. claimed, is a citizen of Virden, Man., and also formerly of Edmonton.. Girven, It j8 stated, Is undeffitood to have, been advlsedby 'a prominent Kdinon-ton lawyer thpt ho was within thVlaw in bringing in the booze under i aa exporting agency. -S. J. Shepherd will prosecute the case for the attocpey general's department. >, ' London, March 27.-A hea^ attack was made during the night against-the new British line south of the Somme. It was. repulsed aifter severe fighting, thie war office announces. i has alitl London, MareK"27.~Lleuti- Gen--era! Von Rohne, a'Qerman authority on ordnance lay* In the Vos-, elche Zeitung of Berlin that the , bombardment of Parle :|�.merely ln. Haig'sJNl^issage tothe Afm^ London, MaWhTariiiFleld Marthal Haltf'haa lisued the foH^wlna.tne.;: iai ordvr of,the ilay, dated Mareh 23: ^\ ' S 4'i ."To fli ranji�:''|f:^ho.',Brltleh jArmy In France and Pland^: ' ,-y ' .j; ar^ aimlii>^tiaferiel8 in the war. The enemy ha� ooMaetad'.^iivth _ front every avaUable'-dlwitlon and la aliViing at the destrMotl9n of,.th�r on the exe'rtlom.apd t�adfattr\eas ofeachrone of uk, will do Jila'kitmoat't*  f-'Sw, prevont-the enemy,frefna^atnlng hia object." ; - - i'n in*-,,f'" Army Headquarters In ,' Praiiieei Mar^ 27.-(By theAssooi-at�jd^resS);r-TUe Germans last nlKlif'continued il^eir furious on-" slauglu . wii*twarff The official DrltlBh - statement /-yQstorday said it ha:d bee,n cstab-, 'Wished that more tlian seventy tierman - dlvlaluns had* been en-t Ki^K^ii in the b(itUe. ;Tbe usual �fOAt'niatQ of the'^r^seitt; strength ot '.a Qsrman div^sloh is 12,000 f mq'n^so that a loss ot 60 per cent ' 'would moan casualtielii in exccsa � oj-400,000 tor the Qerm-ana in less, tljftu a.wook ot tlgUtltlif, , 'i; yi , ALLIED SUPPJBRT , ;' ' vJJB^irisi Mar, 27,-A^' RrencU mlU- �; (tt�ry^'oommentfttor;iwriting; in ,-Jfet-* 'veronoe .to the 4i.aitu4tlan?:today, ;'SfiyfJ concerning thw'^talrldans: -' _> '-'At, various pointa *,. IrSniJer.^ pctiordlrig'Sto^ th^ corras^ % ir.poaifmi at the front ot tUo'libet^-; - L-ianhA ^ Wostfaelische 'Keltuni / Washlnaton, fAar. 27: - Field Marshal Halg's reply to President Wilson's cablegram was received today at the White House: "Your message of generous appreciation of the steadfastness and valor'of our soldiers in the great battle now raging has greatly touched Vs 'all. Please accept our heartfelt thanks. t)ne and all believe in the Justice of our cause and are determined to fight on without counting the'cost until the freedom of mankind Is safe." DAYLIGHI SAVING BILL RECEIVES Odessa Has From Them-a Call for Fighting Been Retaken Trotzky Issues Men.. Much Opposition on Account of Farmers, But No Division is Taken li�;i,�Qh* ^ WostfaeUsche ['ijirThose forcoa tnarcbet -t After the first day 33 of these divisions were put into the battle. \On tho third day, another 2|:j, were known'to have takeixpart.': Since then they must haYg^Mrawn upon reserves for a tew, more divisions. "It. is therefore cliaar that wb have been struggling with the whole ' available . strength of the German army and the"marvel Is' ' that our soldlera have held out-so obstinately, and varlly against odds so heavily against Ihen^" AERIAL WORK London; -March 38.-An official , statement on tho aerial operations 'tonight, says: "On Monday our airplanes were  employed almost entirely in bomb- � ing tho enerayls troops and trans- , port massed in tho areas.behind the battle front and in attacking thorn with machine gulf fire from low heights. Twenty-two tons of,, bombs weredroppod In this work:: and over 100,000 rounds wijro^^tlred from the machine guns. , "Our pilots reported that the.' ^ ground "targfeta offered by tho enemy aurpaaa description.. They -were able to drop their bombs . with dcournny and fire with effect, � .-right Into 'the center of Infantry ' battallona in close, forpiatlon and ; into columns ot cavalry and trans- '. port.  :-'"A contain amount of fighting in the air took t>lace but it was ^ . leas lnt;onBo than on the prevloua , > days, : ThirteenV hoatlle airplanes were'brought, down and 10 were,? driven down out: o{ control, Bight -, of'^bur mfic'hIneB are missing." , ; SUM^IN: TR|�lOIT|ONS ^ , >,t;6;id'Qp, ,Maf, "^26.-(Via Rent- v er's: 0\.t^m� AreBcy) .-^'JleAegraph-1, ing trow Brltl3h';h6adauartqi;a(,in.v Fr^ci xiW >.W9BinK.'-, Beuter',8 ,a V'corresppndent sByB;"-^ � : "Never )iBB.tl\Pit|'*'ll'*'oa- , , port of Southern Ruaai* ; anaV the. ' fourth city of Russia in slao. It's po^ ulation 1^ about 450(000. i To Oppose Huna Moscow. Mar. 25.-The Bolshevikl Ukrainian Rada, which fled from Kiev to Kharkov before the GermanE, is now at Ekaterlnoslav, wh^ro lt'>h8B adopted resolutions refusing'-tg, ej' dorse the peace treaty between (Jer-r-^^'S many and Ukraine^'unless the Central Powers -withdraw aij troopa frojjt. flis armed forces, strikes and boyeOJta. j$erroua.'Plap.iito', London, Mar.-27.-A aeaions'dispute has .arlaen between ^he Ukraine and li Germany over Germany's demand, that she'be' given 85-'per'cent, of* the Ukraine wheat, according, to tteUter'* correaponden^t at Kiev. Germany-also demanded th'at she ^be given a latg^ percentage of other foodstuffs dot-^ needed by the^population of tho Ukraine. The telfegram adds that thfero are dissentiona in the Ukrainian cabinet which ia divided for and against the German demands. ^ Take Kornlloff London, Mar. 27.-The ""forces ot General Kornlloff' have been ' sur- � rounded by Bolahevlkl troops, accord-i-ng to a Reuter despatch from Petro-grad. ' ; Tartar Republic . ^ London, Mar. 27,-A Reuter despatch from Petrogtad says that tlio Soviet council at Moscow is reported to be planning a Tartar-Bashkir te' v public, including the Bouthern Ural ^ and Central "Volga provincea. -' Calgary, March 27.-"Thoae persons who are' ooing' around talking minimum Wages and im-Ited working hours on farms are only meddlers and should be turn-'ed out of the country,?' eeld Hon. Duncan Marahall,: minister of agriculture for Alberta, In an�ad-; dress to the board of trade on ."Greater Production" at the noon ^hour today. "There la , no^ auch /thing as an eight hour day In the trenches," continued the minister, ; "and any one who.'atande'intha way of further production In Can-ada this year ahould be>put on the ^ -^tone. pile and -' njade' , to-, break V rock for the: conatructlon of bet- ter road^-In the country." The BashUra are a tribe of mixed Finnish-and Tartar races Inhabiting Orenburg Perm Samara, Usa and "Vyatka in Russia. They are eatimatod to about 760,000 in number, according--to the latest available atatlstica, . z Compuiiory Training - - London, Jtar. 27.-'A noW: law providing for general compulsory- mill-; tary Instruction (will bo published by the Bolsheviki government In ya few days,' an ^xchango TelagrapKv despatch from Moacow says. The; in-f striiction will be given in the schoolBr ! factoriea qnd-'country: diatrii^B,' DEBT CERTIFICATES 'Washington, Mar. 26.-The'ways and moanascommittee^ today tentatively agreed on a bill to givo Secretary ol the Troaaury. MoAdoo pow(^''to Isaua. eight billion dollars in certitlcatea.eC in progreu in the Cauoaiua for'aT declaration i'of'r' war against Turkey,'aaya>an;fx^' : 'Change Telegraph^7dlipateh ' Ing the Natlonallatf will never, V agree to the pas?lhalof.^Caucaaianforcing blm to/n^^i aalute^the American flag under;palaioi:K%;;%�|S^*j! "S" Edmonton, Maroh aTp-Lleut.- > "r -^-^^ Col.- PrTmrosft: chairman s^Bf*^ I.vr^ 4> the provincial -police - oommla-slott ;\vaB t officiaUy i annpuiip-.v ^ ed t,be resignation'oi;.auperinw -� tendent -A, iB,,>McDonnell.i'H�;ta aiic*,': ceBBor. � >, mi PRIMROStToENIM 'mt0 B^moDt^n;^ Mar.r^^.-^l^ir'^"' Col., P, ,C, ,H, JP|rJmi[0|e,;.(! man of the prflylnclari r commission, tonighf^jprn ly 'dented tbat an oHor$^^]i Vr5b{Sf%�liOT dy of Caleary, to be' aup� I tend^nt tot provincial {Htljci m 08 8658?6 01785385 ?8834182 ;