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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta tfetaM VOLUME XI. LETHBniDGE, A^BEUTA. FRIDAY, FEBRlJAjyy 1, lt)18 NUMBER 44 Austrian Loss is 5000 in Recent Attacks M Italians Anxious to Fight-Entente Warships Increase in Number Off, Vladivostok - Merfely to Prevent' Disorders, They Say. V ' .;. .. .> .;, .> ,;. .;,'^. hed the commander on- the western front fhat a atato of war existed between the Polish army and the Hol-Bheviki. More Ships at Vladivostok Ijondon, Kob. 1. -Five more eiUenlo �warships have arrived at Vladivostok, according to spedal di.^patciies from Pctrograd. It is added that China, acting on allies advice, has forblddoti exportation of fonilslutta tn R^s.^ia. It is reported in .Mo.'st'ow that Die Turks have proposed a separate peace 1o tlio Trans-f^aucauis council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates. It Is said that negotiations arc in progress looking to the restoration ot Ateamahlp service between Odeaga aifd CoiiBtdtilinople and Odessa and GalatK. ' . -TbO Jlusaulmen In s(>^th Ilussia, In-clttdlng" the Crimen, are reported to havoforraad a Rovernnient in opposi-ilIon ^o^lfe"�B co-operating with'thc Ukraine. IVloro than 20,000 MliHSulraeii Ironpf; ,are said- to^ bo ai'l'ng against the BolRhoVlki Tri tliS eolith. The Urillsli^ embassy in Petrogi'ad 6n'Janua.ry lit! informed the Bolsbevikl government that British  warships �wore at Vladivostok to protect allied Bjibjocls again.'d possible disorder. New Constitution Pntrograd, Fob. l.--.-\ constitution of the llussian Socinlist Soviet has teou adopted by the congress , bf V'orknion's and soldiers' deputies. Tlje constitution proposes) liiat the repiibllc'-|, Bhaliv ho a voluntary uniim of the nations of Kiissla; of whicli the hlghe.'it authority shall be the i(_ll-Uussian workmen's and Holdiers'N congress, >vhich is to meet not leas freriuently than each .three months of the year. ]n the lime between sessions'^)Owera is to rest in an execullvo committee.. The governmonl of the federation r'hich will ronslat ot a councli of national c^jmniiRsloners, may bo elected or deposed in \yl\olo or part either" by congress or the cOn)mittee^ Tlio con-Btltutlon provides that the manner Ot j)ai'til'ipation of the various nations in the federal Rbvernmcnt'ot the republic shall ho determi'ned after each nation forms a Soviet ropiibllc. Alt local affaire are to be in the hands of local Bovlets. who.anay, however, be regulated by the higher Soviets. . Winnipeg, Vdb. 1.'-- Otto', ? Kocnlsbaur, a Oorman,, was . ? sentenced- yesterday'to-intern-' > ment at KapnSkasing,' Ont., on ? being, found gulily- of corrcs- ? pomjing with the enoAiy. Tlio ? letters were found not to con-' ? tain any information" of any ' nillllnry-value, hut ICoonlsbnur ? admitted ho hud been in cor- . '> ? : > o Italian 1 lcad(|uarlcrs in- Northern Italy, .)aii. -The splendid success gained by the Italian'troops In two days ot figliliiig west of the Urcnta river has been mninlaineil at all points and the area of newly occupied territory is boiiig organized rapidly without further effort by the enemy to regain his lost positiona. As %iio Italian brigades which took part in the fighting, reassembled, it developed that their losses wore comparatively Hinali, llio aggregate beiilg conHiderBl)ly-less than the number ot prlsotlers taken from the enemy. Enemy Loss 5000 Hut the (iiiomy losses wore extremely heavy as is shown by the number of (lead loft on the field.and the reports ot prisoners. It is cHlimalod Uiat the total enemy loss without counting the prisoners taken liy the Italians was .s. Russ, Anarchists Want Trotzky To Use Influence With U; S. between 5-,0,00 and r.,(mil. Throughout the. Ualinn army the troops hava been stlraulnted by  the success. In the .A.slago flrna nnd the Italian triumph Is taken to show (he really forraitlable and aggressive Hpif it. of the iib\v foric.". A considerable part ot the troops engaged were ot the- classes last called to the colors, Incliidlne some I'-i years old. Austrians Fall Rome. Fob. 1.-'I'he Austrlans yesterday aUackaC on (fto Aslogo plain in an attempt to. drive the Italians from their tifiwly-.wm positions on Monte IJI Val Hellai'thc war office announced today. The enemy, liowever, was unable to reach the Italian line. The ttaliana by a sudden attack at dawn yestefrtay. advanced their lines as tar as the ijcad of the Telago valley In this sector. ? ? ? ? ? : > : ? ? ALFRED ROTHSCHILD DEAD I'otrograd, l"ob. 1.-The ministry ot foreign affairs yesterday ti'ansmitted to David R. Fruncfs, the American ambassador, a letter add�eBsert to Leon Trotzky, the Holshovlkl foreign minis-tor, by the Pctrograd group ot anarchisms, insisting that Trot7.ky bring pre.s-suro to bear on the American embassy tor the release of Alexander Corkman, Umma Goldman and Thomas J. Moon-oy. The ministry also enclosed a resolution adopted - hy the ' anarchists threatening demonstrations against the embassy. The documenl.'s were forwarded to Mr. Fraucia with the remark'that the ministry "considejed It its duty to translnit them." This js the third threat hy anurch-ist.s*that Ambassador 'I'Vancls has received within a month. ( Kmina Uoldinan and Herkman are under sentouce to servo terms of im-prisoument- for.xqnsijiracy to defeat tlie conscriptloa lihv in the United States. .,Moonex was convicted In Cal-irQrnin.,Qt'coinpllcIly in, the San Francisco bbinb outrage. -- -.. . '� London, l^eb. 1. - AWred Charles Dc HothHchlld of the banklng^famlly, ot that name, died last night. Born in 184'2, Alfred Charles Ue Kothschlld was second- son of IJaron Lionel Do nothsclilld. Ho was educated at Trinity Coilogo and wa.s a jwrtner in the banking firm ot N. .M. Rothschild and Sons. At, one time he was a director ot the Hank ot Kngland. Mr. Do Rothschild received the C.V'.O. in I'JOa. OHIO Rie IS 0 Reaches GO-Foot I.*vel-Hundreds of Families Suffer As a Result -Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. t.v-Tlie-OhiO river went-over tlie sixty foot mark here during the night, or .more than ten feet above the danger Hue, and it is bringing privation :uid hardships to hundreds of f.imilies living in the low lands. The wintry weather added to the discomfort and' likewise hindered the work of i^ercantlle establlBlnnents in getting storage goods out of basements and houses in tlie flooded area The ice gorge, which runs from UIs ing Sun, Indiana, to Madison, Ind., con tiniies to hold and river experts agree that no relief from the flood can bo expected until this gorge breaks and allows from 15 to IT feet of water, that under ordinary conditions wotiUl not be here, to run out. License Syfteni Widely Extend-cd-W|ieat Flour Purchases Limited Sims raw -o Telegraph Briefs GREEK RESERVISTS CALLED London, Feb. I.-Sixteen classes of Greek ro.fervlstH have been called to the colora, a Reutcr dispatch from Athena says. NOT INTRODUCED Quebec, Feb. 1.-The oxpoclcd announcement witli regard to "fhc new temperance legislation in the province of Quebec was not made yesterday by the provincial treasurer. NO RAINFALL Loudon, Ont., Feb. 1.-For the first time In the history of the local meteorological bureau no rainfall lias been recorded in, .lanuary. Almost tour feet ot snow- fell, an nniiisHal amount, almost double that ot January, 191 One Berlin Policeman Killed-Shipyards Largely Affected- Hun Papers Say Climax in Situation Has Been Passed- London Papers See in the Strikes Only a Nc^ Hun Game to Entrap Workmen of the Allies. 200 PERISH -Potrograd, Jan. 31.-Two hundred persons perished In a fire in an alcohol factory at Novo Archangelsk. A crowd ot carousors broke into the factory and became^ritlTped in the cellar. Some one lighted a candle and the alcohol fumes exploded. Washington, Feb. 1.-Licensing rs-gulatlonsj as applied to bakers were extended by.-,President Wilson in a prbclamatloli last night to take In hotels, restaurants and clubs which do their own baklnj?. to include thousands 6t^snitiil bakers lieretolorc exempt, to cover tlie manufacture of bread ot every kind, including cak^. crackers, biscuits, pastry and other bakery products. At the sa.510; time the president put under license all imiiorters and distributors ot greet) coffee to prevent speculative prices in the coffee raarjtot. All licenses, niuHl be obtained by February w^tn the new regulations become'etleqllye. Bakers already under license'are. those who use not less than tea? barrels ot.^our a month. Hereafter, this limit will bo placed at three barrels. ' "BakoVa ot bread aiiil rolls will be aimltottln theirW^tWitMoiir purcl.H^ga to eighty per 'cent of their require-hients up to July .iT, And bakers ot other products, including crackers, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pies, fried cakes, pastry and sweet yeast dough to seventy per cent. After February 3, bakers of bread and rolls must, use five .per cent of wheat flour .substitutes and the amount must be Increased until they are using io per cent by February 21. 114 WERE INJURED Paris, Feb. 1.-Revised figures ot the caBualties resulting from the German air raid Wednesday night show that 114 wore Injured in Paris and 7() in the .suburbs. The total number of deaths remains at t\t'enty. Aiiislordam, Fei). J.-There was a cl.ii^i between strikers and the pollen in the northeastern iiart of lierlin Thur.sday. One policeman was killed and a dozen strlltors. Injured. There were minor disturliances in other sections and Iii the suburbs ot Uerlln. Situation Unchanged London, Feb. 1.-The latest telegrams received in Copenhagen from Berlin report the situation as un-clianged, says an Kxchange Telegraiih despatch from the Danish capital. The strike has not been extended. The IJerllncr Tagcblalt rejiorts that the police seized the trade union building in Berlin and arrested neputy Koersteii and other leaders. SPAIN MAY BREAK CRUSHED TO DEATH Wucduver, Jan. 31.-Crushed beneath the wheels of a heavy automobile truck, Herbert Fordham, 14 years old. m^ almost Instant death this morning while riding a bicycle. Ho struck the side ot the truck and was thrown under the wheels which passed over his neck. EXIRAEFFOillSIO Ottawa, Feb. 1.-After conference with General S.,C. Mewbum, the food controller has Issued a statement pointing out that it is entirely unnecessary for additional food to be supplied, by TOlatives aiitl friends to Canadian soldiers while In this country, in view ot the liberal and varied food ration issued tt the troops by the militia department. The statement adds that the aggregate (luanttty ot food'thus iwlvately sent) to the soldiers is very large and that much of It,, having been co'nvey-'ofl a Icing distance In heated express or mall cars, is more or less apoUed ami consequently injurious to the health of the men. The public are, therefore, asked .to digco.ntlnuo (he practice ot sending foodstuffs ,to the -Holdlers in Canada. , RE STORAGE EGS Kew York, Feb. 1.-Freiglit movc-tnont east oC Pennsylvania yesterday v^'as forty pter cent of normal witli con-tluued cohl-woathcr and snow hampor-Ing oporatlons in that .section, according to a slatomont issued tonight fi'oiii the office ot A. H. Smith,-regional dl-rectov ofrnllroads. .ISxtraordinary of-fortf^vojild be rouulycd, it wijb said, to move a largo number ot coal cars -which are stalled In snow drifts. All iflour hold,by* western roads In the vl-,y ,lhp eenlTal appeal Jurtgo and fli onao liaatu bo tried on its mer-, Wholesaler.s in Moqtrea) � � His Charge Regarding ; Eggs Unjustified Say King Alfonso and His Govt. Send Strong Protest oh flte Siniving of Steamer >^ REASSURING WILSON London, Feb. ,1."--It is known positively, according to a dispatch from Berne'to thev Daily Mail that Count Czernln. the Austvo-Hungarlan foroigit minister, through private interraed-iartes,"'has-Bdht-riiessagc'^at'ter -nies' sago to P."esident Wilson, assuring him of the sincerity and feu'lelessness ot Austrian diplomacy. 45 Killed In ' Paris Raid Paris, Feb. ,1.-Forty-five persons viiere killed and 207 injured in the German air raid Wednesday night, according to the latest revised 'figures today. Of these 31 were killed and 131 were Injured in Paris, while 14 were killed and 76 Injured Iti the suburbs. Little Further Information London, Feii. 1,-Little frcsii infor-niallon on llie Htril^(' luDviiincnt in,Gor-many had come tlirougli early toiUiy and virtually all the w.ws in llio iiior-iiiiig papers here lioil lii'cn (lcla>t(l in traiismisslDn. None or the IVnltii. nowsiiapers ot Wcdiu'siliiys dati^ liav! arrived lu Amsterdam, aiid several of tiiein arc not printing ov.ing to the strike among their cmplD.vj'eri. Delegates representing tiie strikeis. according to AniHterdHin reports, at- ; tempted to Interview (,'liaiicellor Von llertling, but he retu.'ied to sec tliem. as had Hcrr Wallraf. minister of the ' Interior. . The actual situation Thursday is extremely vague. The scarcity ot nevSi Induces some correspondents in Hq^II-I anil to assume the situation liaa growit., worse but they warn against attach- ' ing importance to the strike movo-ment as tar as llie army Is concerned. The Berne correspondent of tho Uaily .Mall deprecates a too ready assumption that, the strikes will have  serious effects in Go'rmany. He says no strike or revolution In Prussia can be taken seriously until It lias won Its �' spurs. "The mind and moral will of tho whole population has been made too effectively mechanical by a century of i military drill. It must be remembered too that strike funds are non-existent in Prussia for. altliougli the workmen have been earning high wages, they � have virtually been compoMed to sub-' scribe nearly all to the war Io.tos and ge^ no interest." � t Opinion In London � Xewspaper opinion in London .re-garding the strike is divergent. Some papers incline to the belief that the strike really clenotes the growing J vLondon, Feb. 1.-(Globe cable). -A Madrid despatch to the Dally Mail says: "Relations between Spain and Germany are critical, Spajn, through her ambassador in Berlin demanding reparation for thi torpedoing orlirie (Slralda. and requesting a reply within 48*hours." A Strong Proteist ' .Madrid, Jan. yi.-The, cabinet. niot! strength ot a democratic spirit in Ger- ' day under the presidency of King | many, while others favor the deduc-'"''"-'?'' tioii that the whole thing to a great today under the' presidency Alfonso and decided to send a strong protest to Germany, demuhding repar-ntloii tn Spain.for,",,lh(;;,Slpkljig of t^io steauLsliip Oiraida. Th'fc note will not be sent thrpugji Prince' Von- Ralibor, the German amhassaflor h#rc, but .will be telegraphed direct to the .SpaiiLsii' aiiiba.'ssador in lierlin. The Spanish steamer Glralda was .sunk by a Gennan submarine on January -li after the crew of.the U-boat had pilh^ed lua voasel. The crew of the Oft'aTda, which ineksnred 1,100 tons, was saved.' Montreal, Fell. 1. - Tho statement iiiude at Ottawa by ^W. F. O'Connor, coat ot living commissioner,-regarding the tinjustlfiahleness of the accumulations and prices of eggs'in Montreal JDOUsed coiislernation in wholesale circles all over the city. The concensus eft opinion ^appeared to be that Mr. O'Connor's' 'predictions ot' a market flooded with eggs, rotting for lack.of dfenifind. was unjustified.. The puh-llshe'd,stocks of eggs on January 1, 131S, for the province of Quebec in reality only refers to Montreal, so the dealer.'! says. On January 1 eggi* in store in Jlontroal amounted to l.OSfi,-OlS'dozens, as compared with only ...^...v,v. . 640,Or)(5 dozens last year oil the same Ml- n-rnnnnv')'* date.-Dealers, in commenting on this big Increase, say it is justified because the bulk ot tlie supply ot eggs last year hud to be imported from Chicago and Detroit during January and February. Trenches Falling to Pieces- Regiments Disband'-Army Horses. Sold FRONTIER Of CANADIAN SEmiENtiLLBE London, 'Feb. if-ifho ^situation in. Finland ii more reassuring,'accprdlng to tho latest repovts^ refc'plvod' iim tho Finnish legation nti i;Stockl^lng 'and IransmittoiV by tho oorr^ijpbiident of the Times. The Rotf Guard have been disarmed-or are wlUtnKly'auri-e))(lerlng their arms all ov^r the country;' The i'ovolutioniBtB still 'liold tH^lsitiRfors, .Iho capllal. ^ Gi^etings tov tolsheylkl �| A delegation :'(rom 8ympi^tlii;!er� among the iiQoplo with-Bolaheviki delivered an addiesB of cordial greeting to the UolFthevilU Kovernment liy Uol-Biiigfora asBuring it ot 'aolidarlty "in the common dlrugslo asathst ca()ltal-ism."  . The foreign govevnmeutB''wliloh ro-cogni^od: the Indopendonce .of' Finland are 8tti(t tu have |ie$.n notified tlte revoUitlonlatB ot the rd,;JtlB announced, has takon tho town ot TavBsiohuB, sixty uillos iiortliweBtVOt Helslugfbra, and Juveskylo, In hovHIj ooritral Finland. StriHoB continue in Holsinglors and the rovolutionaiT- govahiment Is Huiil tu bo toniqiitln^' iilitiilur.o\ltbroaki) in aovoral other.dle^rJcta; / ...... TO ASSIST REIURNEO' S. \ Cape Town, South Africa, Jan.,'.'5.1'.-^ (Via Ueuter'B Ottawa Agency).-The Union" of. South Africa housQ of assembly ac^DpteU without division a .motion by Sir Thomas W. Smartt,,appointing a committee to enquire :lnto arraiTgemonts to be made for facilitating the return of South Africans on active service and me,risures Jov as slating them to return to thmr civil occupations; also measures for asHltit-. ing farmers to again Btart farming tip-' orations by advances lu money 'or., kind.  ' ' Tliu natldnalistB opposnd the mo-^ tloii. contending tliat the Butferers in the Door war should bo flrut aBBlsttod. VyON'T inSURE PRAFTEE8 ' NE\y HAMILTON INDUSTRY IJanillton, Ont., Feb. 1.-The manu-facturo of ship plates, frames and oil tanks win be commenced hero shortly b^ tho'Hamilton fridge Company. ' FRENCH .RAIDS i ' - Paris, Feb. 1.-French titjops last night mftde raids on the German lines in ^tho vicinity of Nieuport, Belgium, and in>'t,he Kiiolms sBbtor. A number of prlBbners and oiio .machine "gun wore''"captured, the 'war office announced today. ^ Amaterdain,.Feb. ].--A war correspondent ot tho DusscUlorf Nachrlchton reports that the portions of the Russian front which have been ojitirRly evacuated are growing in e.vtent. The treniphos are falling in pieco.s. Tho posts which were used for wire eii-tanglomenta. ure beljig burned as fire wood. The dlahamllng ot some military ^iinits. Is In progress south of tho Pripei regloif. Artillerymen are gelling thijlr horses, the correspondent says. Soldiers guarding the road to ijutsk no longer demand passports but rotiuire the pay-ijient of* Aoll ot twenty roubles for every vehicle^' ' Ottawa, Feb. 1.-Hon. Arthur Meigh-en, minister ot the interior, speaking at the luncheon ot the Association ot Dumiiiloii Land Stir.veyorH yesterday said: "With the return, of Canada's soldiers, and with the advent to oi;r shores, as we hope and believe will bo tho case, ot inany.ot tho-dlscharged men of Great Britain and her alligs, there will bev a pushing ahead of settlement In Canada that will more and more demand the services of your profession. Only yesterday the men to form the soldiers' Hettlomaht board were named and these men are now set out upon a path with now and grave difficulties, but fraught wil,h possibilities of usefulness to the coun-v try open to but few'other organizations of our day. Wo liopo tiiat the progress Of their work will bo such that a call will go Out to the surveyor to join them ancl pursue^ilsjjrotession asso-ctatetlll with the board."     * f *  �' O � � London, On'l,, Feb. l.-r-Afc a mo^lliiM ofrtlio council committee dealing with Holdiers' Insurance, it was deoidod.jiot t(> insure draftees. Tlioso who ei>llBt' ,� : �THREE TRi^NMEN KIULED Pottsvlllo, Peniia., Feb. 1.- 4>.~�Thr6o. trainmon woro inatantly-  killed, one Is probably futally in  jurod and five others are Mlght- 16 ri \y liurt as a result ot tbff running away ot a freight train near lioro early .today. The freight train plunged into uu- . oth�>r rrolght train .at) Lower Janu(rjy.m8,'|30,^miU, January im, Insuranco pollcU's. - >�F�Nea�t:- Fair, mottoraMlycftld. |17,�I13,<8; aii~ Increase ot fl2,C17.48s ' London, Fob. I.-Another"uusii'ccess-ful attempt, on the Uto ot Premier Len-Ine was made last night,, according tp , the Potrograd .correspondent ' of the Dally Ne\vH. .\ young man in a student's uiiltorm entered the Smolny Institute, tho liolshovlltl'-headnual'tors and tired a shot from ^ a revolver at tho premier without hitting him. The Red Guard statlonedi'"outHlde the liremler's room were arrested and will be charged with noglet?t of duty. . � MYSTERIOUS j INVENTION Washington, Fob," Ronate and house yeatorday adopted the conference report on a resolution provide ing for a govorniuouti te�t :pt the. mysterious "garabed" iuvehUon or discovery \vith its use gnar�;iteedito the kov-: ernment during the.$.WAr, , T. aC.'fQlv-ngosMlan, of Bostonf:tb^jlilV.ea);or/.8ay3 it will utilize freo.eHorgy aai nipttvo power. The presidotqit tnld not} sjin n re.sumed work attor a two day dom-* onslrtftlon-strike. ' -Socialists Meet . , ' ' Amstordum, Feb.. 1,-The Socialia't" 1; . committee met in Berlin to decide uj)- ' on the attitude of Hub party In'vlQW ,-, ; of the o.xtenslon of tho strike. TJi^ commltteo ordered a program, which tho Vo-sslsche Zeltung, says, , was, regarded as otferlng basis tor, negotiations with t|ie government. TUo pro-v 'J grarorao \\as restrlqted to JJolltical i- ; demands ;nftecllng -domestic affaire;3' omitting reterencrf to tho il.esireB in; regard' to the foreign policy expresg. , od. by- yie strikers, The comuUttoa ' -also considered raoaBi^res to prevoiil . ; the incitement of a strike of baK^Tiflf . '1 The fighting yesterday infBerllii ^,r'} which a rpoljfehian was - killed ......'" " brought about by an attempt!-on ihp.^'r' part of a crowd* of men arid woroeit tp � Interfere with the.strcet car tri^ffIn Another policeman was ' Injured aei^- "* Iqusly. ".r J , ' I: . Minor disturbance^ are ropprted }iti other sections of'^B^rMn^K-nnd^jft th� ,outBkirts'of the.city. ,jThQ,ii|{�rnoo(v1 newspapers UiVft'bjf-reduce ei\tlre,pagea,i blftjilar resolution p^s^oa at thei.Tla8t I r-o-^'.. .-- BOSBioJi, ^ i ICONTINVBO'-ON 'PAOB OB^^^M 6111?3 15 77 ;