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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1918 NUMBER 46 PROSECUTE CAPTAIN AND PILOT IN HALIFAX DISASTER [This;Is. Pai:amount Problem Says Allied-War Council-Must Crush Hun Militarists Hun Explosion London, Feb. 4. in DraJftees j.ot; Involve the abandpnmentr-ln^Oi*- taRlv^otaii agBrfts,ivo^,i�nreivinta:it r�^T^52Tl!^^k^'?^Vni't-u^n. f^^^^^^^ militarism. Of all the principles of "��;^'""^*^*'"^""*,f^" ^.U^^^^^^^^^ freedom, justice and vospect for tlie them .to, espouse antl-constltutional- law of nations which the allloi. are re- �olvod to vindicate. The Hun Terms ' . -.'ITlio supreme war council gave the most careful consideration to the ro- i:ent utterances of the German clian- �;ollor autl the Austro-Hungarlan minister of foreign affairs, but was unable to find in thera any real approximation to the moderate conditions laUl .^raK�rd-)a;i/itlino8t an lioatile, act l^Wrai'disfrFran^d; iind likQiy i to tend; to iiti:l9i)i:,^n|efll�e�oeji in tJie commei'-GlM ,ire)�|ttops.-4ie):weon-tititt country saya , Montreal, Feb. .4.'7-L^ Pays, of this city, is exercised because of the medical examination pt 177 students of lAval University "having ehovfn only thirteen fit tor inllitary'service over-seaa, flat feet having beeir the" least serious of the detects among the rejected students., Le.Wys says the cause of this .attairB, was ignorance on the pairt'of tbempthers of these studentsdn raising.children. "The time has come," says La Pays, "tor the clergy, in this province to tell the mothers that,the salvation of Boula does not depend upon bringing a little being iiito the ^orld every year whose body goes to th^oemeiery and the soiil to heaven, bur, that their duty la , to give healthy children to^ their country.". ' te Paj^s says tho-situation at Laval should be regarded y(uiirtUwest :or. Athens andlavfew.^i^llerymen^In tho Ottawa, Fch_-1.~-Tiie conference bc-IWRon the government and tho representatives of labor and agriculture having been concluded, th9 govern ment will now give its tho framing of its programme having in view more particularly the ncccs-Bity for increased production. AVliile no official announcement is expected for some time, the impression is growing at the capital that the government is tilccly to assume control of nil lines, by at least placing them under the supervision of the railway war board less Monday being observed for i> the third time today, may be > abandoned by the fuel administration as the result of. the con-ference^of state administrators >�� being held here. WILL PUNISH CHINESE REBELS Order Goyt. Troops Td" March on Them-Clash Will Come Soon' , lMd^�&|Mii^,a(tor4Ue wan British Statement London, Feb. 4.-"ISarly last night a party of our troops raided the enemy's trenchea east of Hargicourt,''aay8 today's official announcement, '^he hostile artillery waa active during the night in the neighborhood ot Lena and northeast of GauriUe," French Statement -. Paris, Feb. 4,-The French official statement on military operations issued last midnight, roads: . ' "During the iaatjtwo days oiir artillery has silenced aevoral enemy batteries and liaa carried out fires of destruction and re)>risal against enemy organizations' and defences in reply tp artillery fire and bomb firing befoi-o Dixmude. An enemy \�vlator ^yaa brought down within our lines by Bri-tiah Airmen." AirActlvltles . London, Feb. 4.-"Yesterday naval aircraft carried o)it a bombing raid on the enemy airdrome at Houttave, Bel glum," the admiralty report today saya. "Many bombs were dropped on the objectlvea. , > > ple, in-* cludlns the Bulgarians^ ardently - de sired peace althougli they wished for an honorable peace which would con secrate their national uhlty. This un Ity, the premier continued, constituted the war aim of the Bulgarians, and meant tlie re-unlon ot the province ot Dobrudja. the Moravia district and land in Macedonia to their mother country, Bulgaria. STREETCAR STRIKE St. Louis. Mo., Feb. 4.-Long before dawn today thousanda ot people lett their homes on the tramp to factories, offices and stores on account of the demoralization ot the atreet car service caused by a strike ot conductors and niotormen beginning late Satur day night. Although the United Rail ways announced last night that aer vice would be resumed at doybreak to day under .police .protectlonj at eight o'clock notohe car left the barnsr Early today no.>ioIenco had been reported at police headquarters. ESTPILOI, CAPTAIN OF TER BRITISH CASUALTIES ? ? London, Feb. 4.-British casualties reported during thfs. week ending today totalled v6,-354, divided as follows: :Killed or died ot wounds: Officers, 51; men, 1,.'525. Wounded or missing: Officors, 173; men. 4,085. This is the lowest mark tor some months. SAYS BRITISH ARE Talk of Dempralization of Submarine Crews is AH Bosh,; They Say Amsterdam. Feb. 4.-A despatch re ceived liere today from Berlin givea the German reply to the ''statement last week ot Sir Er,ic Geddes. .'first lord ot the British admiralty,. WM, in reviewing the first year ot unrestricted submarine warfare said the sulbmduriiie menace .was being held, that the sinking ot mercliantmen was decrbaaln'g and. the destruction of tl-boats iiicreas-ine. and the morale of/thevgubmarlnn crows, was deterioratinB On account of the British policy of secrecy in regard to the fate,ot the men on submarines which failed to return to their basea. The German reply, in the form of a semi-official statement, tolloiira: 'Wliat Sir Brie Gedd^s Bayr^tBrnot* new. It Is merely a repetition'of familiar assertions which , are. .diaproved by the facts and appear .periodically in the speeches otUalkatlrci^wlre^puilers in Kngland. If that'brave .'optimist, GeUdea, expects by such- tneana.,. to lower the morale and;;the ipowervbf reaistance ot our U-boat Crews,- he"*'iU have nsjfltle success as Jia's been met with In the attempts to 1>lutf ttie German people, who long ago realized that English ' secrecy was nothing but'i an expression of consclousneas. ot' wefek-ness." - . ,. \ . Comiftission on Halifax Dis- '. aster Holds TKese Men Crith- ' inally Negligent in, Disaster ' CHANGED RULES OF ROAD AND THE 6IG COLLISION RESULTED - Halifax, Feb. 4.-Captain Lam-odec, of the French steamer IMont Blanc, has been arrested by the police authorities, on a charge of manslaughter. Chief of Poilea Hanrahan has arrested Pilot Mac-kay on a warrant charging him with manslaughter. BLAME PILOT AND CAPTAIN Halifax, Feb. 4.-The Drysdale commission which has been In- - y vesti()atlng the collision on December 6 between the French munition vessel Mont Blano and the Belgian relief ship Imo as a result of which the cargo of the j farmer vessel exploded and destroyed a large part of Halifax, , rendered judgment this morning ; blaming Pilot iVIackay and Cap- . tain Lamodic of the French ship. " The judgment announced that they violated the rules of the road.' Tho commission recommends that Pilot\Mackay's license should be cancelled and that the evidence regarding him should be referred to the crown-authorities, with a view to his beiiig * criminally prosecuted. The commia-alon also recommends to the French  authorities the cancellation of the license of Captain LAmodic and that he^ be "dealt with accordins to the law of his country." . " The commission states that ."it. ap-i plti:.(the \. tlgation comm�)nced and since the, oof- Amatordam, Feb. 4.t-Emperor WU-' liam created a special decoration-tor U-boat crows on the anniversary of ^tho inauguration of k-uthle^s aubmarlno Vartaro, as ."recognltiou, for meritorious work during the war." TheVos-alscho ZeltuWg says the decoratioij la available tdr officers and. crews after three voyages.. ' , . PROTECT.ART TREASURERS' .Paris, Feb. ,4,-Meaaurea have BeQn taken by tlie authorities tn prateot/tho art trjBHSurea of Paris from^irraida: The-atainod glaaa windows o( tho Sttut^ Ohapello have ueen reinovott 10 vaults. The sculpture on the Arc De town, occu,rre!(i_l|Bt..>F^||}ayAQy�in}ug,:'-U I Troniphe has been covered wltb/itod w�8 promptly �uppreM^';,X - ikf�a . ' > "", SITl^ATION IMPROVING New York,' Feb. 4.-A summary- ot reports on general operating conditions of rallroada in the eastern territory-liiade, public last night from the office ot A. H. Smith, regional director, indicated ateady progress in the movement of coal and the return of empty cars. NOT REPRESENTED Stockholm, Fbb.  ,4.-^The' Jewish press bureau says that the iJutch Zionist Federation bus publisheil a protest- against the non-participation ot a Jewish representative in tfie BrestLltovsk peace negotiations although the rights of millions of Jews as a national minority are .being decided there. The federation considers it incomprehensible that >the Russian delegation which has. proclaimed the principle ot aelt-determination v o(. all nationalities ahould ignore the .Tows. STATE PAID FOR -THEM . Paris, Feb. 4.-The funerals of tli.j n\ajorlty ot the victima-of the recent all' raid over Paria were, held yesterday from the homes of the Indirlduala, althOugVlhe atate p^id the :expeii80S. commiaaion) conalders-tbs?' pilotage authoritlefl d^eserving of cenatire.'' ; -Guilty of Nsglect. / The pilot and. maator of the..M'6iit * Blanc are further found guUtji of he-gleet of the public aatety In hot talir-* Ing proper ateps to warn the. Inhabitants of the city ot a probable' 'explosion. ^ .Captain Wyatt, cliiet examination officer, js found guilty of neglect in v performing his duty as chief examin -; ation officer in not taking proper steps te enaure the regulations being carried out and especially in not keeping himself fully acquainted with the; movements and intended movement* ot the vessels in the harbor. IN EUROPE AND  ASIA BY TUNNEL Lolidoij, Feb. 4.-King Gustav of Sweden, according to a Stockholm despatch to the Times,. has 'received a deputation from the Aland laTands who presented a petition from the inhabl-tat)ta aaking for re-union witli Sweden. The Aland lalands, numbering eighty, are in the Gulf of Bothnia, and hovo formed part ot Finland. The ialanda were taken fr(|m Sweden by Ruaaia in 1809. Tho population ot the lalands ia about 25,000 mostly Swedes. ^ r GERMANS ARE ANXIOUS. . ThO' Hague, Feb. 4.--The Borllnor Nieue Frei Pi'orso reports that the a;n'qiknt;ot'gold bolonKing to numanta that was aelKod by the Bolahevlki waa valued at 500,000,000 francs. The news-piipor adds that the authorities in Vienna and Berlin attach great im-pprtanco to tli^e confiscation jbecause the Rumanian state gold reaerve la tKe chief guaranleu for the Roumanian ^.debt owed to the central ypowera. Allies Have Preponderance of Men on.West Front Now Turk Project-Bogphorus Ortly ' 1800 Ft. Wide at Narrow-; ' est Point WashinVton, Feb. 4.-Warning the nation not to let reports of strikes and other internal distuj^b-anees in Germany slacken its war preparations, JSeeretary of War Baker In his'weekly military review today also makes the official anhouocement that\ Amvlean troops are at last holding a portion of the actual battlefront. , For., the. first time also, Secretary Baker declares that it la fully-believed the allies have a preponderance of men and guns on the western front, despits the fact that the German ' iineV 'has : been strengthened by tMopa fromi the Russian field. Sscritary v Baiter deM^rsd the reports ^ofnunDsrleai-superlorky: have been apfsad by the enemy himself. MAJOR GRENFELL PROMOTED P$sha Trial Is Now Opei^ed Amsterdam, Feb. 4.-The Turkish^-i government, according to a Conatanli- ' nople dispatch to the Vossische IZei-, tuiig of Berlin, has introduced a bill in parliament asking tor an appfop- ~ rlatlon to investigate the feasibility otr the construction of a bridge and tun- , nel connecting Europe with Asia. ' At its narrowest point the^ Bosplior-ua is 1,800 feet wide, while tlie mln imum width of the Dardanelles /is 1 1-5 miles. Pontqon bridges were' built across the ' Dardanelles,--then called the Hellespont, by rZar^es' ' of Persia and Alexander the. Oreat ' of Macedonia betore'the Christian era.. London, Feb. 4.--Major A. M, Gren-tell,-,tlielwel1 known financier, is Brad-, , od.bjigade major, while second InTsom-1 system of ^German IntrlKue and pro- p^r;�,^ Feb: 4.-The trial by . court ^inartial of Bolo Pasha ' oKi a' charge of treason  in con-.ducting propaganda In . France,w ,was begun today. In bringing to .trial Paul Bolo, or Bolo iPaahai the French government Is endeavoring to diarupt the ~\rhole mand ot the cadet flying wing. Lieut, paganda* in 4?!ranco,which in the spring A';,R6eYe la gazetted'flying observer, of 4J17 b^Qame so bold and effective Lieut. Mi 0. Sharpo Lelftsters.iof Tbr-1 W.,threi|ten to defeat France's et- ontp.jB^ posted wounded a second time. ;, weatheh ^ Mi�h............... Wpw ..v.,............. i^ffjpireoiwt: Fair and mMclart 41 s fortB'td'carry on the war. Ip-'tbe'i attempt to brllje French stat^n^K and leaders an�U to ,^nrl^ encei�,'Frenc)i ,':opiniou inate the spirit oC M^Vtom !!ir/dil��t,'H )iaB baea ctar*' ed tliat Germany deVotfic^- 4/>fum:'bf money ranging up to'or-^even; ; Partial uncovorlug,atta^^* of, BByer'al odltora'. dt^thiigl Bonnet qouge and Ita ' the' iiround that U hMk ,tQ pleach pBolflim; itt Amsterdam, Feb, 4.-Dr, Von?Ku�lvl^;' maun, German foreign minil|ter;^Ca^nt Czernin, the Austrian Areirin/minlstftf  and' Ludendortf,;thet Qermttn ! �hlet quartermaster ^eiieralr a '.semi- ; official antaouncement' from , ;]pi,erlln y:fi�|B, iembasay yesterday .idenflui� that dir Frederipl|i,i9,8piit�^j general of l!ngland,''who,�M|Mi country on g special * * recalled by t}ie Bril cause of dlifatiftfii 402048 ;