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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta - :W (V Jil VOLl'MI-: XI. LKTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1!>18 NUMBER 46 ^OSECUTE CAPTAIN AND PILOT IN HALIFAX DISASTER i flhis Is Paramount Problem Says Allied -War Council- Must Crush Hun Militarists Hun Explosion Many Killed London, Feb. 4.-The explosions of a munition! depot near Prague, capital of Bohemia, involving the loss of many lives, is reported in despatches from that city to Zurich, as forwarded by the Exchange Telegraph company. According tc some accounts the depot was blown up intentionally. NO HOPE HELD OUT FOR PEACE IN THE HUN STATEMENTS London, Keh. -I.- -Tim text, of the official stulemunt on the Versailles conference follows: "Meetings of the third session ofj the supreme war council held .it V> .>*!*> .J BRITISH CASUALTIES i v V V London, Feb. 4.-British casualties reported during the week ending today totalled B'T-254, divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds: Officers, 51; men, 1,325. Wounded or missing: Officers, 1711: men. 4,085. This is the lowest mark for some months. A V > > c� > > > O Commission on Halifax Disaster Holds These Men Criminally Negligent in. Disaster CHANGED RULES OF ROAD AND THE BIG COLLISION RESULTED PUTTING UP BLUFF MAY BE LAST MEATLESS MONDAY FOR U. S. v utmost vigor and the closest, and most effective co-operation of the military vffort. of the allien until such time as the pressure of that effort shall have for a preliminary census of the work-a lists won, as satisfactory, indicating ! f. ^ f lh* ^mimon m order that a return to sanity by the masses ot i uiay be a ProPer distribution ot anity by Irish "NatlonaHsta and a sincere blow to extremists. They therefore believe it will help toward conciliation and en^ by the Sitin Fein and has not induced them to espouse anti-constitutional- ism. �I'M ignorance of Mothers Respons ible for Huge Number of Defects in Draftees brought about in the enemy govern-!aWe moderate opinion to work more jnents and peoples, a change ot temper which justify the nope of tne con-clUBion of peace on terms whU'h would not involve the abandonment;-hi -the-t faf^e of an aggressive a'nd uui*ojK!nte:it militarism, of all. the principles of freedom, justice and inspect for the law of nntions which the alii'.'- are re-�olvod to vrndii-ate. The Hun Terms ' i'iie supreme war eouneil govt*, the most careful consideration to the rc-totely at variance with the views of democracy in Oront Firitain. The council may declare there is no hope hut the .sword; it is for the people to iind a better way." The Times calls the Versailles statement, eminently sulisfuetory, and says; "It. tends to dispel the fog of peace which has been KntheriiiK and has "been artificially thickened in many allied capitals during the dreary months of winter. It reaffirms the determination of the allies in unmistakable terms with a welcome note ot fidelity." labor. Opening of Parliament Naturally there is- considerable interest here as to the dale of tin; [effectively toward a home rule settle- i opening of parliament. This will be ment as a first result in Ulster. Theyi^oeted by the counting of soldier's are pleased because the result shows , votes. There is no foundation for the them that the Nationalist opirtion in!story that the overseas ballots are that'province has not been captured) to reach Ottawa.this week. According- to a notice which appeared in Saturday's Canada Gazette, the opening has been fixed pro forma for February 2S, but this date will have to be changed as February may be almost over before the new members are gazetted. i Strict Interpretation There is some speculation as to the extent to which the overseas votes will he affected by strict application j /of the Military Voters' Act, which | provides that (inly non-residents of Canada possess the right to select the constituency in which they will vote. Presumably the act will be just as strictly interpreted overseas and soldiers belonging to constituencies for which ;l representative was ^elected by acclamation as well as others who voted in constituencies in winch they never resided, will lose their votes. Calgary, Alberta, February .4. Demanding that the ''closed shop" principle should be enforc ed in the mines operated by Frank Moody of Rosedate, 2,000 miners employed in the Drumheller field will go on strike .this morninfl. A detachment of Mounted Police under Major Fitx Horrigan, are at present tit charge and ready for eventualities. A wire has been sent to military headquarters in Calgary to hold ..troops in readiness to move to tne scene of the trouble. Both the operators and the miners are firm, and declare that -they will not compromise. Ff E. Harrison, Dominion fair wage officer, leaves today to try to adjust the trouble. Washington, Feb. 4.-Meatless Monday being observed for-the third time today, may be abandoned by the fuel administration as the result of the conference of state administrators being held here. V *? V V A ? Talk of Demoralization of Sub* marine Crews is AH Bosh, They Say I Amsterdam. Feb. 4.-Premier Rad-oslavoff defining in the Sobranje Hul-garia's war aims, says a telegram from Sofia, pointed out that all people, in-* eluding the Bulgarians, ardently desired peace although they wished for an honorable peace which would consecrate their national unity. This unity, the premier continued, constituted ! the war aim of the liulgarians, and meant the re-union of the province of Dobrudja. the Moravia district and land in Macedonia to their mother country, Bulgaria. j Montreal, Feb. 4.-Le Pays, of this city, is exercised because of the medical examination of 177 students of (Laval University having shown only thirteen fit for military service overseas, flat feet having been the least serious of the defects among the rejected students. Le Pays says the cause of this state of affairs was ignorance on the part of the mothers of these students in raisiug children. "The time has come." says Lei Pays, "for the clergy in this province to tell the mothers that the salvation of souls does not depend upon bringing a little being into the world every year whose body goes to the, cemetery and the soul to heaven, bur. that their duty is cou He Pays? says the-situation at Laval should be regarded "as a cry of alarm for the French race to awaken and avoid the disaster which is at hand.1' CHINESE REBELS Order Govt. Troops To March on Them-Clash Will Come Soon Amsterdam, Feb. 4.-A despatch received here today from Berlin gives the German reply to the statement last week of Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the British admiralty, who, in reviewing the first year of unrestricted submarine warfare said the submarine menace -was being held, that the sinking of merchantmen was decreasing and the destruction of U-boats increasing, and the morale of the submarine crews was deteriorating on account of the British policy of secrecy in regard to the fate of the men on submarines which failed to return to their bases. The German reply, in the form of a semi-official statement, follows: "What Sir Erie Geddes says is not new. It is merely a repetition of familiar assertions which are disproved by the facts and appear periodically in the speeches of. talkative wire pullers, in Kngland. Ff that brave optimist, Geddes, expects by such means to lower the morale and, the power-of resistance of our U-boat crews, he will have as.little success as has been met with in the attempts to hluff tfie German people, who long ago realized that English secrecy was nothing but an expression of consciousness of weakness." k SAYS C. P. R. 10 HELP FRANCE BUY British Statement homlon. Feb. 4.-"Early last night a party of our troops raided the enemy's trenches east of Hargicourt,'^ says today's official announcement. '^The hostile artillery was active during the to give healthy children to their ;nte�t in the neighborhood of Lens and uti-v " northeast of Gaurille." French Statement -Paris, Feb. 4.-The French official statement on military operations issued last midnight, reads: "Duiinjs the last two days our artillery has silenced several enemy batteries and has carried out fires of destruction and reprisal against enemy organizations and defences in reply to artillery fire and bomb tiring before Dixmude. An enemy vaviator was brought down within our lines by British airmen." Air Activities London, Feb, 4.-"Yesterday naval aircraft carried out a bombing raid on the enemy airdrome at Houttave, Bel gium," the admiralty report today says. "Many bombs were dropped on the objectives. Germany slacken its war preparations, Secretary of War Baker in his weekly military review today also makes the official announcement thatN American troops are at last holding a portion of the actual battlefront. For the first time also, Secretary Baker declares that it is fully believed the allies have a preponderance of men and guns on the western front, despits the fact that the German ' line has been strengthened by troops from the Russian field. Secretary Baker declared the reports of numerical superiority have been spread by the enemy himself. Pasha Trial Is Now Opened WEATHEK High Low Forecast 4 I � I Fair and milder,  * � � 41 8 Par;*, Feb.' 4.-The trial by court' martial of Bolo Pasha on a charge of treason * in conducting propaganda in France,. ,was begun today. In bringing to trial Paul Bolo, or Bolo Pasha, the French government ,is endeavoring to disrupt the 'Tvhole (system of German intrigue and propaganda in France which in the spring of 1917 became so bold and effective i as to threaten to defeat France's efforts to carry on the war. In the attempt to ' bribe French statesmen and leaders amt to influence French opinion by subsidizing her newspapers or founding new publications to( disseminate the spirit of j>acitUm er defeat, it has been char* t ed that Germany deVoted a sum of money ranging up to or even exceeding 10,000,000 marks. Bolo himself is said to have had the use of a fund of $1,683,000, chiefly, if not wholly to corrupt the French press. In what way the remainder of the corruption fund was expended was not made clear up to the beginning of 1918. / Partial uncovering of the plot1 has resulted not only in the arrest of Call laux and Bolo but in the driving out of office Louis J. Malvy, formerly French minister of the interior, In the arrest of several editors of the - newspaper Bonnet Rouge and its suppression on the ground that it had been subsidised to preach pacifism in the interest of Germany, - - Amsterdam, Feb. 4.-I^r. Von Kuehl-iuaun, German foreign minister, Count Czernfn, the Austrian foreign minister and Gen. Von Ludendorff, the German chief quartermaster general, a semiofficial announcement' from Berlin says, will arrive in Berlin Monday to participate in deliberations on political and economic questions affecting the common interest and territories of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Count Botho Voa Wedel, the German ambassador to Vienna, also is expected to attend. NOT RECALLED Washington, Feb. 4. - An official statement was "Issued by the British embassy yesterday denying reports that Sir Frederick E. Smith, attorney general of England, who came to this country on a special mission, had been recalled by the British government because of dissatisfaction over some of his public utterances. 79 17 33 ;