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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. ~ , LETHBniDOE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, .fANUARY {M918 NUMRER 21 In Surprise Attack Succeed in Penetrating Enemy Lihes On>a Wide Front TOOK SOME PRISONERS; BRITISHJFRONT QUIET if Paris, Jan. S.-(Delayrd) -In a swr-^r^se htfack oast of St. Mlhlel today French troops penetratod Oornian do-fenuos on a front of nearly a mile. After tlcmoUsljtnB tlie posUlonB and destroying slioi^rs llioy returned to their own lines Svltli 150 prisoners and a number of nindilno guns, tlie official atutomont issued tonight by the war ottleo says. ^ Tho French repulsed an enemy at tack In Champagne I In the Verdun sector and Ih Upper Alsace tho artillery battle continues. Tho statement roads: "In Champagne wo repulsed an enemy ' attack against our /small posts east of Monto Tctfan. The artillery Uro was rather lively In the Avocourt and Bezonvaux' sectors. - "In tho Woevro In the region north ot Selcliepray we carried out an extensive surprise attack which sue-reedod completely. Our detachments ])enotrftted .tho enemy positions on a U.S..t6Have Big3ul|ileet ' I � i' 't \ 0[ ' ^ . St. LouU, Mo.j..jiB'.r9.-Chairman Pado�tt, of ,the houM naval committee who earn* hero to make several addraaieii aaid/yeaterclay that within  year tho, United State* would hav�, a.riiubmarlne fleet at good aa.tHat;;of/Germany or better. "The sniimlier of submarine* noiv under CDh*tructlon I* a naval aecret,*' he aald, "and' all that can be Mid I* that the 138 which,are being built under the authorization of the programme of August, 1016, are only a part'of the whole number.*' VERY GLOOMY Food Scarce and Burglary, Murder and Robbery Prevail to Alarming Extent London, Jan. D.-^Tho situation In PetroErad is depicted In the most gloomy colors by the correspondent ot the Times, who. In a telegram under date of Monday; the Russian Christmas, snys that no Ghrlsimas In three hundred years has beeif celebrated In such tragic circumstances. Petrograd, ho adds, is full of dirt, disorder and front ot about l,t>00 metres. The Oer-fcrime, man defences ivoro demolished and i Burglary, murder and robbery In the shelters destroyed, 'in accordancd | tUo most audacious form prevail to an with orders our troops nfterwardn ro-tiuned to their own lines, bringing l)acU 150 prlsonerii and a number of anach lie guns and hand, grenades, "In Uptier Alsace tho arlillery on both sides was active north of tho Khone-RhUie canal. On Belgian Front v "Belgian foramunicatlon: 'January V and 8 we're niarUcd espoclally by the tllBperBlon"6f a tiro of extromo Intensity which had been directed agaJri�t the notghborhood of Rc^mucoppoll, Fer-vyse, St. Jacques Capelle,' Oudscapelle and vNiepcapello. Klsewhero-- our trenches in liie Dlxmude^sector were the object of a rather violent , bombardment to whloh oui> batteries replied most energetically. This afternoon-.Gerihan .guns shelled very. In-tenpe.Iy the regions of Bl:^scbot>tO'&i)d litiyghem. Our-artillery replied by BhoUIng enemy defensive .orgaulzftt-ions' - _^ "Army of tho oast, January "7: Enemy patrols.wore repulsed near Star-avan. In the Cerna Bond our artillery ..jcarrled out a destructive fire agatiift enemy batteries. Enemy aviators have several times bombarded towns along the Vardar and north ot Monastir." y Got Prieoner* . A iotal of 178 prisoners was brought back by the French from their raid on the Gorman linos la the region north, ot Solchopray, east of 3t. Mihi'el, ytJB-terday, the war office announced .today. ' *' . German Report Berlin, Jail. 9.-^Strong French forces yesterday attacked tho German positions on a trout of more than'a mile Avest of Fllfey and penetrated the tine ot the German posts, the, German gen Adds Rider To Finding in Ac-~ cidental Death of Geo. Wat' kins of Milk River (Special to tlio Hercild' Milk nivoi, Jan. 8.-^Tho virdlct returned at the Inquest into the death of Geo. Watkihs, of Milk n(ver, who died, from a shot from a revolver in the hands of a neighbor lad, was as follows: "That Geoige Watklns came to,his death through the accidental dls-ohargo of a revolver in the hands of Gerald .Sinclair, and the Jury reoom-luends that the law regarding concealed weapons Ho more strictly enforced, and that the laws regarding firearms be Bo changed so that.the common use of firearms be moroiclosely restricted, and Niat a copy "of this verdict and rldor bo sent to the Press, to W. A. Buchanan, M.p;, and to F. S. Lofting-well, M.P.P." The Jury was: A. R. Shea, foreman, C. Hunt, J. A. Jochem, H. L. Thomson, Harry Smith, J. S..Turner, The' evidence \yent to show that u brother of the deceased and the two Sinclair boys went out to the barn^ from the Watkina home, and that Geoi;ge followed them out. When ho overtook tho other threoj^tie was next to Gerald R'Tlf'lnlr whn i.ililHT,nr flio orwti fi-rwrn i.la Entertainment for Good Cause The nalioiuil chapter of the I. O. D. K. is establishing a home tor tho orphans amL.iJR'clalined children of tho Halifax disaster at Halifax. lOach r local chapteri^ltl share In the maintenance of this very worthy institution. Hundred*, afflcliildron .will requtVe tho care and Attention of such a home in Hdlifu.aM.ino lifter cause couM command the support and synipnthy or the' DauRKiem of'the Kmplrc than the establishment of this refuge in stricken RalitKx.  s On Frld|tjrj, and Saturday of this week In the Maleslic Theatre tho. Aloxandir G�% Chapter ot the I. O. D. K. is ottering to the people ot Leth-bVldge nn entertainment of genuine merit and the proceeds are to be dpvoted to this new home at Halifax. Every man, woman and child in Lethbridge should buy a ticket for this entertainment It tor no other reason thoa'tlipy know the money is to go towards the construction and maintenance'tof a building In hallfax that will provide comfort and happiness for little bojni ond glr"l8 who hove been left without homes or parents as a consequence of the awful tragedy In. one ot Canada's oldest cities. Lot the SIn'Alexander Gait Chapter's contribution as a result of. this entertainment, be so largo that these little ones of today will knrtw In .after years .that Leihbrldge, Alberta, was tho home ot generous and kind people., ^ Comment On Wilson Sp'ch Sinclair, who, iruUing the gun from lUs ''^^t.*T^ 7, l,^!,XdTn'r'otfll^ pocket showed It to George with,the r^r^i^t-l" nw Crushing of Eneiiiy Is Apiji;^ciably Nearer, Says ra^, In Ariiiual Review London,, Jan. 8.'- "The additional strength  which jthe enemy can obtain from the eVeiifaji- In Russia and Italy already haavbien largely discounted, and ^ the ultiiR|tte destruction ot tho eneiajr'a field! ii^ces has been brought appreciablr miiror," Is the summing up of Field :M#�haIl Halg, the British commander-ln^iliief in France and Bel-glum, of last'''3fiar's work by the Brlt- exlent hitherto almost unknown and. there is no pollcfe aulHority to which to appeal. The food situation is very critical, he tiays, mnd starvation ap-peors to be staring the people In the face, ^he only bread to be had is black, gritty and undertone, is com-posdd of millers' refuse and mixed with straw. Potatoes are getting scarto and dear, while meat is a rare luxury. The wretched conditions ot existence have been aggravated by blind)n|f' snowstorms drlt(;pd by violent wtnclB for three days and nights with the temperature at 14 degrees tahrenbelt. Tho correspondent ot the Times thys sum* up the general position ot tho country,;;, r .^ . ,---- "Rusaian .affair* nnvc become so (Ila�t.apBeal for points to their former positions. _ Canadian Succe** London,^Jan.- 9.-"At dusk yester-flay'evening the enemy micceede^In ontering two of ow. advanced posts north of the ypres-Staden railway, buf was Immediately, ejected by a local counter attack," tho report from the war office nay*-, "Early . this ' morning Canadian troops carried out a successful raid Bouth of Lens, capturing two machine �uns." Heavy, Snowstorm V With the British Armies in" France, ;ian. 9.-(By tlio Associated FresH)- Another hpavy snowstorm set In Monday lilght along the British'fronb>and by yestor^lay- morning several Inches of snow "were- added to tho already considerable depth on the ground. .The'-weather turned colder, today and �'bltlijg.wlnd was piling iip snow drifts,' rendorins; llio uVovcmont of traffic still more dltllcult. : ' There'was Ilttlo oj- no fighting going N ou-ibufthe men in the front lines are enduring groat hardships in their, bitter battle with the weather and long for spring, oven though it may moan IV renewal^ot IplouBo hostlUtieB. >Nj � � � ��; � NA'TION.WIOE FOOD . , ECONOiyjV CAMPAieN Toronto, Jan. 9.-nation wide effort to promote food ' couaervation is belnR, planned by'tUp National OounclL of wonieii, Mrs, R, D. Falrb^iim' ;tho Booretnry, has addressed a' >. lottor tovoach of the local socr retarios " oftho brganixntlon asking foj tho cooperation of. evor^ \vot)ir;^ In (yaitada,   �*',tha Llabon fort., It I* dla�ifd,:.-TAv�rmy, It ppaara, ramaUitd 'fallhftlf to the govtrnmant of^'OKvild^hlo Paez and'trpnqulllty.;K�ii'b'��*i f�|itor*d, ( .......'y'--^'ifol-, lows; - Halllday, 2,996; OouKe,..'2,987!!! Galbraith, 1,447; Reld, SociaIiat,";2d9.tlie total vote, ' EIN EOESPERATE Htins Siiik Hospital Ship London, Jan.. 9.-Furt|ier extension ot the submarine zone is announced in a wireless statement sent out by the German government. It becomes operative on January 11. Tho extensions which are particularized in the message affect the region . around "enemy supporting points"- on the Cape Verde Islands and the point ot support of Dakar, . French Senegal, with the adjoining coastal district. The barred zone around the Azores is extended easterly over the island of Madeira, which "serves our adversaries as a point of support.".. -.^ ....... The Cape 'Verde islands are btt the western coast of Africa, and Dakar, Is near Gape Verde on the Afrlcati coast. The. island of Madeira,Is.v440 miles from the coast ot. Morpcco-'and .lies' southeast of the Azbres' riilrf on the direct ship routes t6:tU Cape'.Vorde Islands. Tho Cape Verde.Islaiids'^and Madeira belong to Pol-tugai, ' zsl injured  London, Jan. 9.-The hospital ship Rewa was torpedoed and sunk In the HnW W T Uonnn Bristol channel on January 4 while on MOn.- W. J. Hanna Impresses her way from Gibraltar, it is announc- toVonto Audience With This Fact forpntp, Jan. 9.-Speaking before ed officially. ^11 the wounded were saved.f. There were three casualties among the crew. London, Jan. 9.-Leon Trotzky, Bol-aUevlkl forelRn minister, 'is convinced that the entente allioB want Germany to make^ an advantageoiia sopnruto-peace wltli Ilussia so that Germany will agree the more willingly to surrender mnre � readily what the ulllea want in llie west, accorrtiuK to the Petrograd correspondent of the Dally r^ewH. Tlie foreign minister who waa in^rvlewed us ho was startln.? for nresl-Litovsk. said that Premier Lloyd George had made a statement permit-tine such an interpretation and he spoke along the same lines us nn erti-torlnl printed earlier in the Bolsheviki organ Pravda. _ ^. Premier Lloyd George, tho correspondent assured ^Trotzky. had never made such a statement but the llol-shevlkl loader was hard to convince, and said: "That is tho allied policy." He added that the attitude ot the ..Bolsheviki would not be influenced by the attitude ot tlio allied governments, but by that at the allied peoples. Trotzky was asked what hope ho himself had ot a general acceptable peace. He replied that it'was ditti-cult to say because the Oerninns had-not yet been ottered a chance to make such a peace, but he was sure tho'. Germllns must need It. Asked what terms he actually hoped to get, Trotzky refused to reply, and' said, laughingly; "irwe were really logical, we would, declare war on England now tor the'� siike of India, ligypt and Ireland." , ';Th8 Dally News correspondent protested that Great Britain made. nothing out of India, to which Trotzky re--plied; "Then. give up being so altruistic. ,Vou,English are the most chauvlnl.it notion on the earth'without knowing It.'.' � �  J Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 7.-Twenty two passengers aboard a aiibway train for Boston were injured today at Keud-ail Square station in a wild scramble i to escape from cars fllle.d with smoko after a fuse blew out with a roar that resembled an explosion. v * CASUALTIES ? �-- � Gas Poisoning-Pte. Wallace > ? McDonald, Macleod. . ' * After making several charges ot the mis(iBe ot hospital ships, which were the Men's Association ot Zlon Metho- dented specifically by the entente distchufch here last night, Hon. W. J. .governments, tlie Germans last year Hanna Impressed his hearers livith thO' suspended the. iiriniunity of these vcs-� i * f^^,i\u,^t�^a sels in the English channel and certain desperate nature of tho food shortage ^^^^^ waters. The. British dlscontin-. in Europe. uodi special, markings of iiospftal ships ."AlUbd Europe is short 500,000,000 on the iroiind. that they were merely bushels ot wheat, said "Tho lood con- enderedjcorisplcuous thereby and were , ^ .' - "v I more.liable to attack. Last September / ' King Alfonso o� Spain intervened and "On December 1, we estimated tliat gucceeded In obtaining an agreement Canada had 110,uuu,uuO bushels avail- from ^the belligerents for. the., free able for export.. On the same date movement of hospital ships in speci-Mh Hoover found that over normal fled areas. _ / supply for domestic consumption, the , Without Clothing. United States had not one bushel for | ^dlff Jan' 9-Most of the survlv- t&,i !?twXott^'unitd'ltates' ^' Rewa^eVo'lan'dUltlwan-*tJtutlng.other foods the United States Many of them ware without cloth^hg ot any kind. The wounded will! send twenty per cent ot their own supplies, or about 100,000,000 bushf'ls to.tl^e allies. We areendeavojlng to T^'JJ.T'^^' Immediately to a hos- send>- per cent;-of our supply also. maklbg a total of 220,000,000 bushels. This. will not save Europe from- hunger but It win save her from starvation." ' ; ; Mr. Hanna emphatically declared thatihls first dutywas to aid the food situation lu Europ? and to feed the armies. Rewa went^directly through the Cross painted ^n her side. Red :.. Chicago, Jan. 9.-Four firemen were killed and four Medicine Hat, Jnn. 8.-As, a result of h fall o� fbrty-t;wo foot down' a well at Biirdett,. yiBsterday, J. Stewart is lying" at the hospital today, with ,a brokenvBpin'eand is in o.preoarlbu* coh41(ion, .. . . > >M was brought to Medicine Hat on! State German Peace Terms Pari*, Jan. 9.>-The ' German chancellor, Count Von Hertling, ha* announced ttie,follow)ng':^er-mah .peace, term*, according: fo a Zurich dispatch printed In'the Matin today, quotlnii-the Berlin Zei-tung aa it* authority:.. >'. , 1. The e*tabll*hment:r iEitiyfention Piasses Covering Many Matters Thaiji the Alberta Pedijratioh. of La- day morning. Tho officers' report* bor is very well pleased'With :the work showed that at the convention lost of President' .Kiniioy and .Secretary Si\iitten ot the orgonizntion'was made quite evident Tuesday*-atternoon by the tact that both officer* Tyore elect-, ed to the sajnepblltlotia.tclrv the following year without (liiai^e being put lnfo\ nonilhation lh-'bppo*itlon,' Tuesday** business' w,ajMedl^ine XuMng picture .theatre^ at Chicago '"^ Hat, in the running' coupled iwith It Avenue.and LeavItt, street collapsed |"r|ff f �8?d by falling down a thename .af th^ cmidhg InduHtrlal While they were fighting tlie blitze. ..' ^ - centre of Redclltf.^^ranKWbeaUey, of   ^ � o VOTES.FOR WOMEN OF , PRANCE the recent \bltzzard. 4; V Great drifts ot inow ? 4  9 Several hundred spectators who gathered in the street: to wtlness the fire narrowly escaped injury when tho walls fell. .T|i>. death* were indirectly due- to ,. Paris, Jan. 8.-M. Selgfrled, in tire chamber of deputies, was applauded when ho mentioned the possibility that' tl\e vote might be' accorded thaf women ot France,' , v>nnditheir bpttie* were not repov-er.'Hnttlai'ilumbeiitotreecue crews hid -|or *evera|.bour*. GeFihatis Shout For Peace Now i. Qaneva, Jan. 9.-Crowd* mareh-d.>.through the atreeta "of Berlin, �an and Leipiig ahouting, "We '..muatjhaya peace,'.' when the nawa f'tha brafiKing aTf:qfthe,lli>eat-m9Y$k ^ naootlatiqna ^ baoam* kiiowni :i|ecprdlno, i to raporta ra-Mlwd hare today. ^ . 6ankliead was .named'the Federation's dejegiite to the Domlhi6h''rrade* .Congress at its'next ae8*lon;^WithB. W. Bellamy of .Xfedicino, Hat  .altehiate. The vice presidents,, otitjjie orgwilza-tlon are not named lit convention, each Trades and Labor CottncUof.th^ pro-vine^ bemg allowed- to. name- one vice president and the executive otnistrlct No. 18 U.M.W. of a; ~twb.' '  -  Inereaaa In fyij^mMrahip.' v 7'ha comin 11 tee" bji' oilloenj yejiibrt* completed it* bu*ih�ia lijBtore tlt^ con-ys>\\\\on Tuesday Ii5�vin|. .tliys. r^iblu-tloua committee the :flogV' (Qr,.-�,>y,;N^eav year there were -13 local unions aftt Hated representing a membership qf 3,957 whereas this year, there were ,70 locals aftilinted. represepting.; 6,C87 trades unionists, ,a growth . tliat./was very favorably commented on by the .president and members ot the- coiir voiitio'u audvcredltodlurgely to the unliving work of Scjcretury Smitten.  Vocational- Training Perhaps tho most important resolution entortolned during the ^^tter-noou was that referring to theVpresent inettiod of vocational training: far returned soldiers - which: had^ been dealt with by the of titer*' report as follows: , 1. >i The exocutlve-hns had under advlse-^Sifj; mont vocational training .undertakenjiff' by the milltajy hospital^ commiaalon.f?, jWe believe that the trades.uhlSnlBtsJ-'j^^ 'Should regard the present policy of: thbf commission in sending the returned soldier t^ the: workaUpp^ and: factory tor a course in vocational training with diafavor. ' The course ot' training �very'-ri^ilsr, if ever exceeds twelvejnonths.r^Tbti^, result, will be that, a, lftrge:'ni|imbervqf 'i ;>artially , ^VmHi, wqrkew- j wlH- -^be^i' tlirown^pn the labor mavkot. ^K*-} V ThiK.iiplloy;;irpoijlliiuedni�W a oUango in-the economic;pOBilUb^l| ^Continued iu Vagei, 1 -.i' 4535293?07 7?48 22 ;