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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY �. 1918 NUMBER 21 In Surprise Attack Succeed in Penetrating Enemy Lines On a Wide Front TOOK SOME PRISONERS; BRITISH FRONT QUIET Paris, Jan. S.- (Delayr:!) -Tn a surprise attack oast. of Hi. Mihiel today French troopR penetrated German defences on a front of nearly a. mile. After demolishing tlie positions and destroying shefRu's they returned to their own linos with 150 prisoners and n number of machine guns, the official .statement issued tonight hy the var office says. The French repulsed an enemy attack in Champagne- in the Verdun sector and in Upper- Alsace the artillery battle continues. The statement 1 reads: "In Champagne we repulsed an enemy* attack against: our .small posts oast of Monte Teton, lire was rather lively in the Avocourt and Ltazonvaux sectors. "In the Woevre in the region north of Soichepray we carried out an extensive surprise attack which succeeded completely. Our detachments penetrated .the enemy positions on a from, of about 1,500 metres. The Ger-j man defences -were demolished and the shelters destroyed. U.S. to Have BigSubFleet St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 9.-Chairman Padgett, of the house naval committee who came here to make several addresses, said yesterday that within a year the United State* would have a submarine fleet as good as that of Germany or better. "The number of submarines now under construction Is a naval secret/' he said, "and all that can be said Is that the 138 which are being built under the authorization of the programme of August, 1916, arc only a part of the whole number." ES STRICT Entertainment for Good Cause Adds Rider To Finding in Ac-cidental Death of Geo. Wat-kins of Milk River VERY GLO Food Scarce and Burglary, Murder and Robbery Prevail to Alarming Extent s London, Jan. 9.-The situation In The artillery J petrograd is depicted in the most g)oomy colors by the correspondent of the Times, who, in a telegram under date of Monday, the Russian Christmas, says that no Christmas in three hundred years has been celebrated in such tragic circumstances. Petrograd, he adds, is full of dirt, disorder and crime. Burglary, murder and robbery in In accordance! the most audacious form prevail to an I with orders our troops afterwards re-j extent hitherto almost unknown and. tinned to their own lines, bringing; there is no police authority to which hack Ji">0 prisoners and a number of En-Star-artil- fire mach ne guns and hand grenades. "In Upper Alsace the artillery on bo!h sides was active north of the Rhone-Rhine canal. On Belgian Front "Belgian communication: 'January v" and 8 were marked especially by the dispersion of a tire of extreme intensity which had been directed against the neighborhood of Raiuscappcll, Per-vyae, St. Jacques Capelle, Oudseapelle and, Nieueapelle. KIsewhere our Trenches in the DIxmude "sector were the object of a rather violent bombardment to which our batteries replied most energetically. This afternoon German .guns shelled very intensely the regions of Bixschooto and Luyghem. Our artillery replied by shelling enemy defensive organizations, "Army of the east, January 7 emy patrols were repulsed near avan. In the Corna Bend our lery carried out a destructive against enemy butterlos. Enemy aviators have several times bombarded towns along the Vardar and north of Monastir." Got Prisoners A total of 178 prisoners was brought back by the French from their raid on the German lines in the region north of Soichepray, east, of St. Mihiel, yesterday, the war office announced ^to-dav. . German Report Iter!in, Jan. !).--Strong French forces yesterday attacked the German positions on a front of more than a mile west of FHrey and penetrated the line of the German posts, the German general staff announced today. During the night the Germans counter attacked and forced the French back at all points to their tormcv positions.  Canadian Success London. Jan. 9.-"At dusk yesterday evening the enemy succeeded in entering two of our advanced posts north o.1' the Ypres-Studcn railway, but was immediately ejected hy a local 1 counter attack." the report from the war office says. "Eurly this ' morning Canadian troops carried out a successful raid fiouth of L-ens, capturing two machine guns." Heavy Snowstorm With the British Armies in France, Jan. 0.- (By the Associated Tress) - Another heavy snowstorm set in Monday night along the British front, and by yesterday morning several inches of snow were added to the already i considerable depth on the ground. | The weather turned colder, today and n hitiijg wind was piling up snow drifts, rendering the movement of traffic: still more difficult. There was little or no fighting going on but the men in the front lines are enduring groat hardships in their hit-f ter battle with the weather and long for spring, even though it may mean it renewal of intense hostilities. Notwithstanding the bad'roads, the British machine keeps on working methodically, though somewhat slower, for the shivering men in the trenches munt be provided for and preparations must be made for a continuation of the warfare. to appeal. The food situation is very critical, he says, -and starvation appears* to be staring the people in the face, "The only bread to be had is black, gritty and undertone, is composed of millers' refuse and mixed with straw. Potatoes are getting scarco and dear, while meat is a rare luxury. The wretched conditions of existence have been aggravated by blinding snowstorms drifted by violent winds for three days and nights with the temperature at 14 degrees fahrenheit. The correspondent of thus sums up the general the country: "Russian affairs have desperate that only the intervention of the allies or the. Germans can prevent catastrophe. As this can no longer be expected from the allies, �he disheartened Russian looks to the Germans to put an end to the awful chaos in which the country is now involved r' S . the Times position of become so ABOLITION APPEALS (KpfM-ial to Ihc Horald .-13. N Franceour, member for Lotbiniere, the author of the motion in the Quebec legislative assembly, inviting the house to express I its willingness that the province of Quebec withdraw from confederation, is again in the limelight. In the legislative assembly yesterday afternoon he presented a bill to abolish appeals to the privy council in civil cases. The object of the measure is to make the supreme court of Canada the tribunal of last appeal for cases in., the province of Quebec. The Francoeur . motion relative to confederation, which was slated to come up today, appeared officially on the order paper, but will not likely | come up before January 15. Germans on Verge of Big Catastrophe Hon- W. J. Hanna Impresses To'ronto Audience With This Fact Htins Sink Hospital Ship London, ,lan. 9.-The hospital ship Rewa was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol channel on January 4 while on her way from Gibraltar, it is announced officially. All the wounded were saved./ There were three casualties among the crew. The Cape Verde Islands are off the western coast of Africa and Dakar is near Cape Verde on the African coast. The island of Madeira is 440 miles from the coast of Morocco* and lies southeast of the Azores and on the direct ship routes to the Cape Verde Islands. The Cape Verde Islands and Madeira belong to Portugal. London, Jan. 9.-Leon Trotzky, Bolshevik! foreign minister. Is convinced that the entente allies want Germany i.o rnake> an advantageous separate peace with Russia so that Germany will agr-m* the more willingly to surrender more readily whal the allies want in the west, according to the Petrograd correspondent of the Daily News. The foreign minister who was interviewed as he was starting for Brest-Litovsk. said that Bremier Ll'jyd [George had made a statement permitting such an interpretation and he spoke along the s-ime lines as an editorial printed earlier in the Bolshcvlki organ Pravda. Premier Lloyd George, the correspondent assured Trotzky, had never i made such a statement hut the Bolshevik! leader was hard to convince, and said: "That is the allied policy." He added that the attitude of the .Bolshevik! would not; be influenced by the attitude of the allied governments, but by that of the allied peoples. Trotzky was asked what hope ho himself had of a general acceptable peace. He replied that it. was difficult to say because the Germans had not yet been offered a chance to make such a peace, but he was sure the Germans must need it. Asked what terms he actually hoped to get, Trotzky refused to reply, and said, laughingly: "If we were really logical, we would declare war on JCngland now for the sake of India, Lgypt; and Ireland." The Daily News correspondent protested that Great Britain made nothing out of India, to which Trotzky replied : "Then give, up being so altruistic. Vou English are the most nation on the earth without knowing it.v 22 INJURED Cambridge, Mass.. Jan, 7.-Twenty two passengers aboard a subway train for Boston were injured today at Kend-J all Square station in a wild scramble i to escape from cars filled with smoke after a fuse blew out with a roar that resembled an explosion. ? ** 5 v J* *Z* 'Z* o CASUALTIES Pte. Presumed to,Have Died Alfred Cannon, Brant. Gas Poisoning-Pte. Wallace 'McDonald, Macleod. ? > ? * - The German chancellor, Count Von Hertling, has announced the following German peace terms, according to a Zurich dispatch printed in the Matin today, quoting the Berlin Zei-tung as its authority; 1. The establishment of, an international tribunal for future arbitration between nations and to provide for disarmament. 2. Return of Germany's colonies. 3. The political integrity of Turkey to be respected. 4. Belgium to be restored on a basis of constitutional autonomy. 5. The occupied department of northern France to be given the right of self-determination on the question of restoration. ough of the British secret service. Bassaho, Jan. .8.-The official count made from the statement of the district returning officer in the Bow River constituency was completed. Tho result as announced last, night shows.a plurality for Halliday, Unionist,! over Gouge, Liberal, of 29 votes, as follows: Halliday, 2,996; Gouge, 2,967; Galbraith. 1,447; Reid, Socialist, 299. Challenged and rejected votes, 239/'In lalliday's home poll alone there total of 25 votes uncounted in sea. Many of them \vere clothing of any kind. The were removed immediately The torpedo which went^directly through painted on her side. pital. Rewa Cross without wounded to a hos-sank the the Red Labor Convention Passes Important Resolutions Covering Many Matters of Vital Interest to Labor-Kinney and Smitten Re-Elected-Next Convention To Be � � Held at Medicine Hat and Redcliff. That the Alberta, Federation of La- i hor is very well pleased with the work {of President Kinney and Secretary Fj Smitten of the organization was made j quite evident Tuesday afternc day morning. The officers' reports showed that at the convention last i year there were -13 local unions affiliated representing a membership of o,9fi~ whereas this year there were 70 locals affiliated representing 15,687 Madrid, Jan. 9. - Another outbreak has occurred in Portugal, according to ntws reaching here from beyond the frontier. Crews of Portuguese warships mutinied and began bombarding the Lisbon forts, It is stated. The army, It appears, remained faithful to the government of Dr. Sldonio Paez and tranquility has been restored. envelopes. Practically all the chull-enginer Avas done on election day by the Unionist scrutineers and challenged 4 Chicago, Jan. 9.-Four firemen were killed and four Injured probably fatally early today wneft the walls of a votes are almost entirely Liberal. Mr. j mdving picture theatre at Chicago Galbraith will lose his deposit, although ho carried'a very large percent- j age of the total vote. A ? ? ? A A 3�  > A A A VOTES FOR WOMEN OF FRANCE Paris, Jan. S.-M. Seigfried, in the chamber of deputies, was applauded when he mentioned the possibility that the vote might be accorded the women of Prance. J* *�* +** J1 ** ** *�* *S* *+ **+ ** ? Avenue and Leavitt street collapsed while they were f'ghting the bldze. Several hundred spectators who gathered in the street to wtiness the fire narrowly escaped injury when the walls fell. The deaths were indirectly due to the recent blizzard. Great drifts of snow which still block the streets prevented fire apparatus- from reaching the scene of the lire until some time after tho alarm was turned in. Two of the dead firemen were buried.ten feet in drifts of anow nnd their bodies were not recover until a number of rescue crews had worked for several hours. Medicine Hal, Jan. S.-As a result of a fall of forty-two foot down a well at Burdett, yesterday, J. Stewart is lying at the hospital today with a broken* spine and is in a precarious condition. He was brought to Medicine Hat on tho Crow's Nest train last night but no details are to hand regarding the accident beyond the fact that his injuries were caused by falling down a well. noon by the fact that both officers were elected to the same positions for the fol- j trades_ unionists, a growth that was j lowing year without a name being I put into nomination in opposition, Tuesday's business wad concluded with the election of officers and the naming of the convention city for next yeiir, that honor going to Medicine Hat by a big vote , over Calgary. Medicine Hat and Redcllff will share the honors of entertaining the convention next year, Delegate Bellamy, who put the name of Medicine Hat. in the running coupled with it the name of the coining industrial Germans Shout For Peace Now very favorably commented on by the president and members of the convention and credited largely to the untiring work of Secretary Smitten. Vocational Training Perhaps the most important resolution entertained during the afternoon was that referring to the present method of vocational training for returned soldiers which had been dealt with by the offi6ers* report as follows: The executive has had under advise* Geneva, Jan. 9.-Crowds marched through the streets of Berlin, Essen and Leipzig shouting, "We must have peace," when the news of the breaking ojff of the Brest-Lftovsk negotiations became known, according to reports re-oatvtd here today. centre of RedcWf/ Frank Wheatiey of !ment vocational training undertaken I by the military hospitals commission. We believe that the trades unionists should regard the present policy of the commission in sending the returned soldier to the workshop and factory | for a course in vocational training i with disfavor. The course of training very rarely if ever exceeds twelve months. The result will be that a large number of partially skilled workers will be thrown on the labor market. This policy !f continued will mean a change iu the economic position of Bankhead was named the Federation's delegate to the Dominion Trades Congress at its next session with B. W. Bellamy of Medicine Hat aB alternate. The vice presidents of the organization are not named in convention, each Trades and Labor Council of the province be ng allowed to name one vice president and the executive of District No. 18 U.ALW. of A. two. Increase in Membership The committee on officers reports roinpleted its business before the convention Tuesday leaving the resolutions committee the floor for Weitaes-