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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta volume xi LETimnirxiR, alberta. wkdnksday, eebwwhy a, v.m ARMIES LINING UP FOR GREAT CLASH ON WEST FRONT SEPARATE STATE FURTHER EVIDENCE OF HUN RASCALITY Bolsheviki Take Steps To Eliminate Clergy From Affairs of State Paris, Feb. 6.-The Petit Paris-fen publishes a letter of instruction* to German military agents in the United States dated January 18, 1915, and signed "General Headquarters, Dr. Fisher." In the letter directions are given concerning; t?(e destruction of property in the United Spates by explosions and otherwise and the following Is added: "Agents to carry on destructive wonk-ean be recruited among the worklngmen's unions which have anarchistic tendencies." CLERGY WILL NOT DRAW SALARIES . NOW FROM GOVT, i. Polrogruil, Feb. :{. -(delayed;.--The Hm'lot issued a decree today, .signed by Nikolai Leniue. and other members of the fir facto government,. absolutely separating the church and | the state, eliminating church income j fVom the state and confiscating nil; church realty, furnishings! and para- j phernalla. The decree- stipulates thai, j religious societies may continue, to iiko the properly exclusively for religions services, although. the fitl6 in vested 111 the state. Religious freedom is guaranteed so long an religious societies do not interfere with social order, limit the rights of individuals or hinder the republic. Nro religious scruples are to exempt persons from their duties as citizens. The religious oath lit cancelled and replaced by promise. Marriage ceremonies and birth registrations are, to be performed by the civil authorities. Religious teaching is abolished in state schools and prlvute schools with a. similar curriculum. N'o state assistance will he given: to any cliuvch. sociejy or religious I nBcm. Nro religious society will bo per-j mined to own any property but will merely be permitted to borrow it from Hie state for ehurcli services. j The statement adds that monks at-( tacked a Red Guard with clubs and �fliat soldiers were forced to shoot In self defence. No Salaries for Clergy " l-andon, Feb. il.-The .separation LIVELY SHELLING ON FRONT Germans Shell Villages-Sammies Keep up Continuous Fire Tiouble Over Ukraine-Letts Protest Statement That They Want Separation RUSSIAN SOLDIERS CROSS TO HUN LINES IN GREAT NUMBERS Bolo Pasha Got Huge Sum Through a Canadian Bank Willi the American Army in France, Feb. 5.-(By'the Associated Press)--The mist lifted from the American sector Tuesday afternoon with the. result that there was fairly lively shelling at several points, as well ns considerable aerial activity. Several air fights occurred above the trenches and the anti-aircraft guns on both sides were extremely busy. Regimental reports show that during the past 24 hours the enemy often has shelled villages behind the front, which has not been disturbed by German fire for many months. Continuous Firs With ike American Army in France, Fob. u,-(By the Associated Press).- American artillery kept, up a continuous fire on the enemy batteries throughout Tuesday and the Germans responded wijh the result that there was lively shelling along the entire sector.  ! A member of the military police to-i day found three ^little French chil-- j ilren, a girl and two hoys, wandering ,,f; along a road immediately behind the l.uudati. Feb. ii.-The negotiations at Brest-I.itovsk have been broken off, the correspondent at Petrograd of (lie Exchange Telegraph company says he is informed. j l.'oports from Brost-Litovsk in lhn|6 last few days indicated that 'a dead-'.;, lock had been reached on the question (> of Ukraine. Alter the Ukrainian dele- | .;. j gates* nail almost completed an agree-[.;. ( mem witli the Germans anil Austrian* ; .j. ; for a separate peace, the Bolsheviki'.;. '.sent, ttr Brest-Litovsk nuw delegates'.:. ! who. they said, were the real represen- ! (tafives of I'kraine. The represent- 1 I five; of the central powers, anxious h) >.;. | make peace with Ckrafne and obtain!.;. I food supplies there, iiefuseit to recog-!.;. j uize the new delegates, who represent j.;. j the soldiers' and workmen's deputies j.;. I of Ukraine, whereas the first delcga- ] ,j j tion was selected by the Ukrainian I & \ rail a. | This situation was considered jit the Paris, Feb. C- Uolo Pasha, who Is on trial heforo the high court, on a charge of treason, lost something of 4�his customary nerve ut the close of yeslerday's session, when Ihe ::overn-merit's first witness, mi expert a ��iiunt-ant. ,M. Doyen, .'tiler solemnly fuming to the prisoner with the declaration: "All of Bole's statements are lie--; he never received the i ninniission he alleges as the basis of his fortune," | handed to the court receipts, cheilites j and other documents, showing that I Rolo had received half a million dollars each from the Guaranty Trust I Company of Xetv Vurk. agents of the i Deutsche Bank before the, and ! the II 1 ul Bank of ,'anaila. Il I is only when .\|. Uoyen began his testimony that llolo slumped down in his seat, and with face (hit strove t'i look unconrernei'i listened to the acftisations hurled in hint. He presented a strong contrast at first to his ro-pri.'-olt'-r. J'orihere, his former secretary, who, in a pitiful s!K:kiii'0ri,tim>. | Saskatchewan and Alberta May Also Come in on This Deal >;. .;. .;. .;. ,;. {. ,;. .;. .;. .;. .;. CAN'T ACCEDE TO THEIR REQUEST Ottawa, >?el). it. -The request of the Retail .Merchants' Association ter have the dates for the fuel controller's closing down order changed from Saturday, Sunday and .Monday next j,o Sunday, Monday ami Tuesday, was not acceded to by (.'. W. Petersen, deputy fuel controller, who heard a deputation at noon tojlay. Destroy Subs at the Rate of * * * * * * -J. �> .;. speaker. The. chair will again be filled by Hon. C. AY. Fisher, who lias been at the parliament buildings during the week. There will he five parties in the new house,, government, opposition, labor, Alexander Ross, Calgary; non-partisan, Mrs. L. C. Kinney, Claresholm, and James Weir, Nanton, and soldiers, Capt. Bob Pearson and Miss Roberta McAdams. Four Conservative members will be absent. Brig. General Stewart, Lieut. Col. Spencer. Major Hudson and Lieut. R. E. Campbell, Jefferson, Indiana, Feb. '0.--Five of the thirteen buildings in the group comprising the Indiana state reformatory were destroyed by fire early today entailing an estimated lose or $1,-000.000. Twelve hundred and eighty-five prisoners ware removed lo the institutional school building, 200 yards away from the fire where they were placed under guard. No one tried to escape. E COAL PAID EXTREME PENALTY Hrautford, - Ont., Feb. (>.-Carmoilo Calleja, Mnlteao, at. 7:31) this morning paid the price in death for this murder of Globntta. Rornello, n fellow countryman, in July lust, the robbery of the dead man. who carried a money belt with all his savings In it, being taken, Its the motive. Calleja went to his .tiiNith prrfiesling his Innocence, CONTROL OF RY. RAIES Washington, Feb. 6.-Representative Miller, who recently visited the battlefront in France, told the house yesterday that he believed German submarines are being destroyed about as rapidly as Germany can build them." Mr. Miller said that during the past ten months three times as many submarines were destroyed as were destroyed duKng the prcv-i ious two and one-half years. I Some Facts ! New York. Feb. 0.-The Wall Street J Journal publishes today some inside facts on the destruction of U-boats. "It. was nut- quite a year ago that i we announced that, important measures had been inaugurated by which the German submarines were doom-e/l," if stated. "The report now is ^.hat the capture and sinking of German submarines has reached 1. 1-4 a. day, or per month-more German I losses each month than there were German submarines at the out break of the war-Vhile German construction is at the rate of only 2.1 a month. A submarine cannot safely sink lower than 200 feet as the water pressure is too great. Airplanes and seaplanes can detect, them from above at almost this depth and certainly well beyond 100 feet. Tim aeronauts and the birds s^ce the bottom of every lako over which they fly. By reason of the water pressure the ocean depths are without, life and their bottom is volcanic ash and meteorites. The submarine must, keep within the domain of the fish on shoals and shores and like � the fish, their air Madder bursts under pressure or concussion. "When the United Stales and her allies have a sufficient number of air-planes and sea planes, they can clear the ocean of every submarine just as isffectively as the British navy swept Iho German raiders from the sea and sweeps up the mines that Germany sets afloat.'' I Eight Civilians Killed-Padua Suffers Most - Curious Powder from Bombs Ask Govt, to Take Immediate I Action to Get at Available Fuel Potrograd, Feb. 4.- (Delayed)-The Bolsheviki authorities have instructed Maxim Litvinoft', their, representative in-iLondon. to protest to the British foreign office against the drafting of Russian citizens in the British army. Commerce Commission Votes to Give President, Wilson Full Power v Washington, Feb. 6.-The interstate commerce commission voted yeHterday to place final authority In fixing railroad rates during tl^e period of government control in the hands of the president. An amendment to the administration railroad art offered by Chairman Sims, adopted by a vote of ten to eight, provides that the president may Initio to ,rates Htid toe interstate commerce commission shall hold hourings and submit l#s finding to the president who shall take such action as he may deem necessary, if complaint arises. ^- Oltawa. Feb. C.-The advisory council for scientific anil industrial research had forwarded a memorandum io the govei-nment urging that immediate action be taken to make available the varied fuel resources within the Dominion for use in the coming year. The services of the council, to that end, have been placed at. (he disposal of the government. At the request, of the Institute of Civil Engineers of Great Britain the council has also taken, steps to brine before the government and certain manufacturers of importance of Canada associating itBelf with the movement recently organized in Great Britain, the United States and France for combined action in Connecticut with the standardization of various engineering products ''useir* and exported from these countries. .Briquettes From West Ottawa, Feb. '.-Fuel sjupply is under consideration by the! reconstruction and development committee of thfl cabinet. Particular attention is being given to the possibility of developing the manufacturing of peat anil of the manufacture of tho lignite coals of western Canada into briquettes 'suitable for domestic usu { PERMIT RACING TO ENCOURAGE BREEDERS Toronto, Feb. 6-A resolution was passed at the annual meeting of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Association yesterday to the effect that the government be petitioned to permit it litiiitdfl amount of racing on such tracks ns encourage Canadian breeding under similar conditions as pertained before the passing of legislation prohibiting betting. Among the directors for 1D18 is M. B. Carlln, Victoria, B, C. i Italian Headquarters in Northern Italy. Feb. "i.-Undue was again terrorized last night by continuous air ra'dp. Several houses were damaged !;nl there were few casualties. A bomb which struck the cathedral the previous night, scattered a curious yellow powder which is being analyzed. Italian aviators brought down four enemy machines and the British got eight at various points where, air battles are being' fought without cessation. Other Towns Raided Italian Army Headquarters, Mnnday Feb. (By the Associated Pre.................. 45 Low............................ 27 Forecast: Generally fair, moderate. Poughkeepsie. N.Y., Feb. (!. - The wharf and warehouse of the Central Hudson Steamboat campany, J. A. Mathews and company, wholesale grocery warehouse, on the waterfront at Xewhtirgli, were destroyed and several other nearby warehouses were partially burned today in a fire supposed lo have started in an overheated i'n"-uace in the steamboat warehouse. Th'i loss was said to exceed ?,",ii0,n0. WILSON TAKES UP SHIPPING PROBLEM Personally Studies the Needs and Shipping Tonnage Available Thousands Have No Fuel-Sit-nation is Hope- * less VOTE NOT COMPLETED Ottawa, Feb. 0.-Of the fifty-four thousand military and naval votes in North America, only two have not been allocated. The writing on tiie ballot envelopes is indistinct anil tho scrutineers, in consequence, have been unable to locate the addresses given. The North American voles are now ail being enlerod up in the polling books. When the. entries* are complete, which will probably be in about, a week ov so, counting will begin. Allocation overseas is still in progress. Complete returns may not be received for several weeks. Washington, Feb. 6.-President Wilson took up personally the shipping problem last night and at a conference with Chairman Hurley of the shipping board, went info the -great problem of procuring tonnage for the movement of American troops and supplies overseas. Kvevy phase of tho question was discussed, including the progress of the building program, plans for obtaining allied ships for transporting soldier.1!, ami negotiations with the European neutrals for tonnage to release American vessels for trans-Atlantic service. The president was'particularly Interested in the proposal to ohlain additional ships by reducing imports one half. This Tonnage Needed A million men on the fightiijg front will require, according to best eBtini-ales'available, from four to seven million tons' of shipping in continuous service across the three thousand miles of water between America and Europe. The United States can Jay-its hands on about 4,000,000 tons now and expects to build during the year anywhere from three to six million tdns mor�" Detroit, Mich.. Feb. 0.- Measures to relieve the worst domestic fuel shortage the city has ever experienced, were taken by city fuel administra-' tion officials and local coal hiisinessi men yesterday. Eight thousand tons'or coal were turned over by several manufacturing concerns to be distributed ' among the thousands of families without, fuel of any kind. With very littlo coal coming in to the city and a temperature that reached a minimum of sixteen degrees below zero, the situation hnd been termed hopeless. All public schools in Detroit were ' ordered closed until February IS and the police department began checking . up coal supplies of all factories. The. j local fuel administration announced j that coal consigned to plants having I more than two weeks' supply on hand 1 will be confiscated. THOSE APPEALING T THREE KILLED Caribou, .Maim;, Feb. (i.-Three passengers and a trainman were killed and twelve passengers ware injured in a double collision on the Bangor and Arosiooji railway here early today. Ottawa. Feb. 6.-An, order-in-court-oil amending the Military Service regulations deals with the position of a man who has been granted leave to appeal. * "No extension of lime or leave to appeal," the amendment states, "shall affect the liability to report For or lo perform any military duty which the man concerned may have been warned to report for or io perform before notice of the giant of such extension of time or leave to appeal has been recommended by the registrar or other persjm by whom.tho warning is issued or ordef given,"' The order in council is designed to meet the case of men ordered io report fort duty who have, at the name tinifc, been granted leave to appeal. : > 43 ;