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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta IVOLUME XI, LEMBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, .TANUAHYil2, 1918 NUMBER 27 RUSSIANS YIELD TO DESIRES OF GERMAN DELEGATION ES I Fierce SnoW Storm Rages Ove^Eakern U. S. As Far South As Florida I FROM CANADA TO / THE GUtF OF MEXICO; CHICAGO ISOLATED Atlnnto. Gr.; Jan. 12.-With tho cn-tlro. Houth In tJie grip of lU^ -worst Bnow and sleet storm of the winter today, early reHbrts' showed that tornadoes whlcli swept through eastern 'Alabama and central Geqrgla had tak-c^n a toll ot sixteen lives and Injured vdoie than 100 persons. Wire communication over a great area was paralyzed, scores of small towns In the JntorJor being Isolated while Sa,yannnh. Charleston, Jacksonville, Pla., and other cities along the south Atlantic coast wore cut off from the outside communication. The deaths anlT' injuries reported early today werc/^as .follows: Cownrts, Ala., seven killed and (twenty-five Injured. Dothan, Ala., six children killed and forty Injured In collapse o� school house In country near Dothan. Webb. Ala., one killed and estimated seventy Injured in do-etructlon of store and other buildings Troy, Ala., ohe killed and several Injured. Macon,-Gn., One killed at Camp Wheeler and several injured. The cold iwave that extended as far iBouth as Florida was preceded by an i.Hnusunlly low barometlc pressure, 28.98 being recorded at KnoxvlUe late ydgtordJty, whiles thunderstorms and lightning accompanied a heavy snowfall at: Ashe ville.N.C. It waf,thought today that sloet and high winds''were, tho chief causes of the Isplatlon of mbst of the towns and thai^;iltUe or no i^mage had. resulted la. t|iip^5gM,-o|tlQB,,aJ6nB thft Atiihtio McbB�r^T " � ,  - ' The cold wave combined with a lirirtual fuel fahiine in nearly^'^VebV. BCcCldn oc'tlie" south was :exipjOct'ed re add greatly to suf^rlns alriady re-lyported � \ Over' Huge Area; Chicago, o trade routes between South America anil Europe is an unfriendly act toward this country. The newspapers, renewed their demands that the government sever relations with Qeririahy. Extension of tho submarine barred zone to in-'Clude the Capo Ver^. Islands, the Island of MadeWa and; part ot French Senegal^round'Pakar was announced In 'a; Gennaa,>wirelas8 statement, received in London oh January 8. It wis declared that the.vnow regulations would become otfecilVe January 11. The provincial dept. of agriculture have 'arranged to hold two day short course schools a^ Macleod, Monday �nd Tuesday, Feb. 4th and 5tb: Raymond, Thursday,and Friday, Feb. 7 and'8; Carmangay,.Monday and Tuesday. Feb. 11th and 12th.' Tho subjects to be discussed, include soil cultivation, sele'etlon of seed, weed con-trol, suitable varieties of wheat, oats and barley, the stio, alfalfa, grasses and fodder crops. Illustrated lectures on liveatook and on weed identitlcat'on ou the evening ot ^he first day at each place. The most experienced speakers in the province-will take part in the PTOgram. \ NEW mm s Sir Percy Wemyss Is Chief of Nava! Staff in Place of Jellicoe ^ Lonilon, Jan.. 12.-The now admiralty board Is announced offl9lally. There Is nothing sensational or dramatic about tho list'of names and only one naval meitbcr of tho board was not serving at the adm'ralty when Admiral Sir John R. Jolllcoo was tho bep.a. He is Rear Admiral Sydney ft, Freraantle, who becomes deputy chief of staff to Vice Admiral Sir Rosslyif Werayss, the new tirstsea lord. Arcjilbald S. Hurd, the naval critic, in commenting oh the new board, says it is apparent that no revolutionary dlBturtiMice of the main lines of naval policy Is indicated. He adds that behind the new board is the reorganized wflr staff for which some of the most brilliant younger officers have been chosen The new adijiiralty/board, a dispatch from London on January 9 said, Will be divided into throe departments- operations in home waters, operations overseas .and trade pr6toction operations. Admiral Wemyss will be chief of naval staff and reajmnaible tor the large questions of naval policy. ^ Tho board ot admiralty, on which Admiral Jellicoe was  first sea lord and chief ot naval staff, was composed as follov/s: First lord, Sir Eric Campbell Ged-dea. First sea lord and chief of naval staff, AdmirarSir John Jellicoe. Second sea lord. Vice Admiral Sir. Rosslyn Wemyss. ' Th'.rd sea lord, Rear Admiral Lionel Halsey. Fourth sea-lord"; Roar Admiral Hugh H. D. Tothill. Fifth sea lord, (director ot air service). Commodore Godfrey M. Pallie. Deputy chief of naval staff. Vice Admiral Sir. Hohry A-. .Oliver": . � ; ' Assistant chief af ..naval st'aff,' Refir Admiral Alexander L. Duff. t Civil lord, Right Hon. Ernest George Preltyman. � ' /' . Controller, Alan Garrett A...ljrson. Additional civil lord. Sir Francis J. S. Hopwood. Parliamentary and financial secretary, Thomas J. McNnmara. of Canadians miem Coveted V.C. Ottawa, JaiiVkl^--The folloiMing Canadians hav* been awarded the Victoria Croaa: Major Geo. Paiirkes, Victoria, B. C, Moon'ted:'Rlftci. Capt. ChHttepKer 0"Kelly, Winnipeg, Infantry, v Sargt. Harry 'Mullin; Portland, Ore. Pte,. Cecil Klnroat, Calgary, ln'ivor of Jive men who were likvthG armfV bank liere iast night when the^lnstitution.was robbed, today told the- authorities it&C robber was an army captala wiow he recognized, It wa�;:.aiinounced;'ttLis afternoon. It is un'derstoodUie .gayisHhe ofticer'a ^name. ,, .",';-Bl|r'.,8urfi'bn Hand , Kansas .City, 'TXLf,' 3fi.n. .12.-Four hundrail"a:hd * 'sfeVonty-flKe thousafttlj. dollars* in' c.isb, the Jlarger part of which Avould have been deposited in the; army, b&nk at Camp Funston, was seiit from'here :yesterday .and, scheduled ;t,p'. reach the bank.late yesterday aft^rhbon, it became (mown today. However, tlie shipment was delayed and did not arrive until today. Camp Funston, Kansas, Jan. 12.- Four men were killed and one serfous-ly liijure'd last night when the army .[.bank" here was robbed by a man dressed in, the. ui^ltorm of a captain of the United ; States army. The. bodies of the;dpad men are said to have been literally, hacked to pieces. i The dead: C. Puller Wtnjers, vice-president, ot the National Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo.; John W. Jewell,, of Sprlngtield," Mo., editor of the Camp Fimston Trench and Camp, eind associate owner with his father, H. S. Jewell, of the Springfield Lead-Otta\va, Jan. 12.-Baron Ito and Dr. jer; Carl Ohieson, 19, Kansas City, Mo.,; Milan, Jan.; IS.-T-Wheif'^the^^despotiS .�eehsorshtp is constrained to permit the jiubllshing of such .a Jeadlhg article as 1^ prlnl^ed iu'a number of the LeipSlger Tolks^eitun^, received here yesterday, fli^. fact may be interpreted as symptomatic of the maturing crisis in Ger-Hani^jlomocratlc splieros.,, Undef the joartlng "Olenrness" tho official organ I tt'Jtho German independent SociailHt i jarty, aays;, , \ I ^Tho German goverrfment has dls-1 ilobod iti war ainiu. Today the Rus-i lian;. qemian,- EngliMi, French; and Kalian',pe/bples know what the Geriian {ovornin'ent wishes to obtain in Ita no-jotiations with 'RuBB(i>.  v I "It iBuolUierpeaco without aiinoxa-iona iior a democratic peace, but a leaco which will go 'to increase^ the lolitlcal, military and ecnomlc .iiower 4 Qorrnqny JnHhe east, .The German, [overnmont wants to exploit tho bar^. uiB of the Baltic region and the ^01-�ta middle classes. - , "For "the purppso of masking its real -easona from those peoples, nevbr'has rlorman policy, been so aouhUul, Who ivar sustains It makes him a pavUjan Ololence'and of tho policy of"^on-: moSt. fit Is.certain in this new light.I ho alms.ol;,the central,powe;'8 consist) � lWPly"0("VftBt'ambitions. � So much' ' pfi:J|ie:oa,at.V;What will be the govern: '� iient:iwar a^m8,in'the^Vqat, Too truly, las; the derao'craoie's vriU pay for tlje >y9laUons,ut today wltli'fresh .torrents i Wood," > . TREAIY WUH JAPS A Pacific Port, Jan. 12.-A Japanese ship carrying.a mlsalon sent h> p^;e-sldeht Carranza of Mexico to Japah tor the nlleged/purpoie of negotiating a treaty bet^ieen the two 1 countries and/also for arraiifing, for the purchase by Mexico from ;Japan of arms atid ammunition for tb� Mexicbn army has" arrived in p'prt here, acOording to a local'paper. The mlision, acoord-lug to tho nowBpaper,\ Is headed by Juan T. Burns, said to bavo been former Mexidan conHUl-g�[.neral at New York where he wa4 I'ndlcted, ^t was said, for his alleged connection with passports trauds biid liberated on f 10,-000 'bonds.'" '. .� _L. ' .TRAINS BtOekca ^ Waahingtoni. ^an. .12.-All paat-enger/traffIc weat of; Chicago will have to be abUnttenad, unleta tlw aerloua atorip, In th'o?waat abates tonight, Oireoter QAheral MoAdoo waa.^old today In a report from vy. B. amlth, hia ajMiolant. WM. oneia/QiAP ^ - ^Montreal, J�j�.' l2;-iWllHam Greigj aJormor,~..&ii|yor of tho pnrlih,of OrmstoWh and' an ejt-member of the l^glalat|ve as- ? semWy of Quebec.>.doad at his homo at Oalrnsjdbi' VMr:\Greig was ft farmer, and'wps-a director of the Ohatoauguay Agricultural Society ot wblclt ho was at one (Imo preaidont, . .:"'-^ �Hlssida; members ot a special Japan^ ese finanuo mission to Aii^ United States, mot members of the Dominion government' at a dinner given in thfeir ' honor by Yasutaro -Nuranno,' .fSpanese 'consul general.for Can-ida at the fcha-teau Laurier last night. Among the guests ot the evening were: Sir Thomas White, minister ot finance; Sir Charles' Pitzpatrich, chief justice su-' prome court;' Hon. F. B. Carvelft minister ot public works; Hon. J. A. Cal-der, rainistor of immigration and colonization; Hon. Arthur Meighen; minister of the Interior; Hon. Martin Bur-rell, secretary of state; Hon. A. Kl Maclean, minister witliout portfolio, and Jdstlfce Duff. � / Baron Ito paid a' tribute to the part the British empire had played in tho war. "I firmly believe," he said, "that when the history of the war is written, genecfttions 7et unborn will turn to the British empire and hail her as the saviour of the human rncb."� Speaking ot the part Canada had played In tho war, the baron said that ''one ot the most notable things In con'^ neotion*wlth The war has been the itiannor in which tlie spiri;: of Canada lias risen to' tho help of the m6ther country." ^ % THREE KILLED BY FALLING CHIiEy tiynn.Mass., Jan. 12.-At least thrajB persons wore killed and thirty to|horB injured when a chimney exteij^lng thirty feet above the Sprague' BoW;(ao-tory on Broad street was blown .over In a gale today. The faHhig bricks crashed'through the rear of the three-storey building in whjch many m'^n and women were at work. At 'least 200 persons were at work In the building.. . Tlvroe .'bodies had been recovero^l from tha ruins at 9:30 o'clock, Two of these wore women,:. iQangled bo^ yond recognlHn. j '  ;. ^: Onb other body is thought, to be in t.htf rliins". The men and wpmeiiKhad been tit wofk less^than an hour a sudden gust sent' th^; chimney and Mf; Hill, clerk in the bank. Kearney Wornall, casfiier of the army bank, Ayas ;,:8erlou8ly wounded^ ' When the murder^ and robbery were discovered he wfes the only one of the five victims "conscious, but' he has not' yet been able to give a lucid story of the ocouiTOnce. \ The robbery and murders occurred, it la believed, shortly aftpr seven o'clock last night. A bait hour later a sentry heard groans and Investigated. Mr. Winters waa-still alive. He was removed io the camp hospital where he^died early today. Immediately a guard was tf>rown about the camp aivd all military passes were revoked, No one could go about the camp without being challenged and taken to the guard house. ITester-I'day ^Vas the coldest day ot the year at Camp Punstou, the thermometer refelsterlng 2Adegree8 below zero and it la said that as a result, the number of senti'ies and guards h'ad^b^en reduced to a minimum. BULLETINS VIOLENT ARTILLEilY PIPING Paria, Jan. 12.-Violent artiL^ lery flflhtlng on the Verdun fronT^' la reported by the war office. The anniuncement follows: "The night was marked by violent activity of the artillery In the �eector between Beaumont and Bezonvaiix (Verdun front). South-eaist of Bezonvaux the French made a raid and. brought back priaonert. "Everywhere else the niflht was calm.," 12 REPORTED BURNED Muskeaee, Okla., Jan. 12.- " Twelve Indian boys are reported, to have been burned to death In a fire last night at (he Dwlflht Indian training school at Marble City, Okla., about 40 miles south west of. here. \ � E^CHANGE^ HONORS iTokfo,. Jan. 12.-Emperor Yos-. hlhltb has conferred the rank ot. field-marshal upon King George of England, the king ha� .conferred the same rank upon the emperor. The newspapers refer to this exchange of courtesies as a unique episode in Japanese relations which^hould'be marked as a mlleatone in the history of Japan. DESTROYER FOUNDJBf. , London, Jan. 12.-Tii^''Brltlsh destroyer Racoon struck rocks off the Irish coast on Wednesday and foundered, it is announced officially. ; SUCCESSFUL RAID - � Toronto, Jan. 10.-Tho Can- ? adian Bank ot Commerce, it is announced, today decIdcTd to lend money to farmers who will engage in hog-ratstng In view ot the urgent demand in' Britain France and Italy tor bacon and meats of all kinds. PIE: BRUCE DAVIES Five Times Recommended For V.C, is Presented With D. CM. at Toronto Function .---" . > .Torontoi'>Jan. 11.-Five times recommended for the Victoria Cross Pte. Allan B. Davies of Lethbrldge, who lost his Icft'ileg and suffered other severe Injuyies on the west front, was presen'ted with the distinguished conduct medal this afternoon at the North Toronto mill;  tary hospital by Major-General ,W. A. Logle. .The official comment. Upon the award reads,. "Fj>r conspicuous gallantry' and devotion to duty. He rescued! man;^. men under fire, his fine personal example and utter disregard of danger had a most inspiring effectup-, on all ranks with whom tie ca'irie ' Into contact." - 1 Pte. Davies enlisted at the out- . break of the war. at.present .in Toronto to obtain an arti- .^fioi^il limb. .-.' V TO DENY SIB Say Hospital Ship Must Have Struck a Mine-But There v is- Proof', NO RELIEF FOR 6a DAYS Washington, Jan. 12;*-There can be no possible general relief of thecoal shortage;for at least sixty , days and within that time the situation may grow much worse than it is now, according to Or. Gar-fleid. CANADIAN SUICIDES London, Jan. 12.-^An Inqueat, was held yesterday on the body of Lieut. Harold Van Alien BeaU er, of the Canadian army, who committed aulcide by ahooting In a London hotel. . Lieiit. Bealer'a . home was in Pennsylvania and ha' had gained the O.C.M. for lervipo, in Ypres last June. No reason was aaalgned for hia self destruction.- . � 1 � � , ( Amsterdam, Jan. 12.-The Wolff Bureau, the semi-official, German agency, In. a communication regarding the sinking ot tho British hospital ship Rewa says that th'e German iau-thorities cannot yet give a final state-^jnent as the submarine which might have been concerned^ is still at dea. The statement adds: ' "Nevertheless,' competent -((iiarters regard It as impossible that the ship (vas ^rpedoed by a subtnkrihe. Accordingly the only posslbitlty fs-that she/Wai^, sunk by a rajne.'^ Tiio hospital flhip Rewa was, torpV dped and sunk in the Bristol chapnel on January "4, according to official announcement made last Tji^sdsiy.. There were 550 persons on, .boj^rd, iiioludlng a number of wounded ,and sick. All were rescued except three members ot the crew who wer^icilled. A news despatch from CardlfT Tuesday said that the torpedo which sank the RoWa went dlrectl)0)trough Cho Rod Cross painted on .'.er side. RUSSIAN Potrograd, Jan. ELE^ TI0N8 It-Returns have' been recoivod showing the election of 610 delegates to the constituent assembly. Tliose known to'haverbeen elect-ed includff'-UCl Social Revolutionaries and 1Q8 Bolshovikl. V VANCOUVER BYE-ELECTION \ . Vancouver, Jan,. t Walter Drlnnan; ~ n, r^t^rned sol-sdler; received - the nomnatlon last nlBht in anA^open c^nven-tidA'to contest the byo- -tbibetieldvin tbia city January %v'�i|?(br'a seat In the proTinclal 4' 'legt'klatUre.i Mrs. Ralph Smith, ^ wifeW the late minister of tln-aBOe> ii running. aa an , Don^Ihion honors in the recent election, was ^nominated by a i^N Spolallst convention alai) held llHt; night.' The Itlherala have ^' jballid a conventloq to aelect a "oiiBiiidate. toti au four-cornered  i'�gTft,'''t6'bb held nest Friday^ nen>Jiiid night. ] UP iSben t V.Vn  V*.*    � MUST KEEP/FLANDERS mST, SAYS MZ .IfOndon, Jan. 12^A ^spatch to ' the Oentral. News from Amatar- ,v dam aaya that Admiral Von Tlr-pite,. former Germ'an minister of and th>;foremoat adyoeate : of Germany!a-iubmarine warfare, declared that, while the Qafmana muit^ keep the Fla^idera eoaat, tKe annexation of' Belgium' to~Ger-mapy waa not ncceaaary and a aoibtlon of j;bis problem could be . �foUBjjIi., Regarding the political. Situation, Admiral/ Von Tirpltc la stated to have laid that all aorta of things might be pesBlble, but that ha did ^ net think thoy would go sefar aa an agreement on an armio|lee by whIcH the ' operatlona of^ aubntar-. [nea Mjild >,ba paralyied. ^ � OEA^H TURKISH ADMIRAL Amsterdam, Jan.> 12.-Tlie death ;of Vice Adntltal ^alll Pashd; former..Turkish minister of marine, Is''reported in a ConstnntlnopVs despatch to the JrouiZeltun^j^of Berlin; �, = 'Washington, Jan. IS.-r^ood .rioting In Vienna on New ITear's: Day ia,described In a despatch received 4iere today fromv8wltzerlandi'.",Whoh the, authorities anpounced that 500 Serbian pigs v^ould be put on sale at 75'cehts a pound more than 20,000/peopli;-assembled .outside the li^arkot,'njost: of them remaining throughput the New Year's Eve, in' intense 'c6ldv,for; Hhe chance to buy. In the'iiibrning,' tho despatch says, ithe crowd'loati its patience, broke through the ppIlce-Unea and\ invaded the market,where; ra danpi municipal authbritiea and.^tbp ial governnfent. , -'v. - HlgO tow . t , Wfi^THEK .'/� casualt'Im '.^ ^^J; ' 'Died of \\Wnds~.pte,,Al03;>%: , ander, BoMon, Lothhrldge; next-� qf-kin,^ Hallan, Norway^ � ^ 1 ' of the bill diplomacy iwlilch. like njaiiy other things, had hoert abollslted'-1J.Y. the Russians in their Victori.oua revolution ot\OctobRr. It was the opinion , of the RuHsIau delegates, ho said, thai' neither pblltical nor technical circum-.^ stances rendered it necessary to cm-' tlnue to hold tho session at Bi-oat-Lit-ovsk. , � Moreover, M. Trotzky continued, the' Russian delegation could not pass over another point, which had lieen mentioned by tlio (iermau chancellor. Count Von Hertllng. "I reter,': he said, "to the portion , ot Count Von Hertllng's statement' (be-  fore the rclchstag committee) In which he referred in addition to Germany's just Intentions, to Germany's powerful' position (Machtellung). Tho Russian dolegat on cannot deny and does not ,intend o deny, that its country, owitig to the policy ot the classes until' re- . centiy in power, has been weakened. But the world position of a country is not determined by i^s technical at(-paratus'alone but also by Its Inherent possibilities-as, indeed, Germany's � economic strength should not be jud^-1 ed by her present conditions and meana ot supply." >  af. Trotzky considered that tljo . . greater forces of the Russian people had been awakened ,and developed by the rjivolutlon, just as the reformation.'. of the sixteenth century and tho revb-' ^ lution of the eighteenth century 'had vitalized the creative forces of the ' German and Fi-enoh peoples, i Ho added: Want Speedy Peace v "The Russian government, however, wrote the word peace at the headiof its program. The , great sympathies, ot the Russian people tor thepeopl^i ot allies stregnthen the desire to at-Ma the'speediest peace based on.<. aft" understanding among tho people^, f "To remove from the quadruplevnll)- \* anco a pretext tor breaking oft.' the peaco negotiations on technical 'i-^ grounds), the Russian delegation 'ac-'ii cepts the demand to remain iii^ Brest-�'} Lltovsk In order not to leave'uhutll- � ized any possibility in the i fight tor f peace. In renouncing its proposals regarding the transter'ot negotlBtfon^*' to neutral soli, the Rupslan.dolegatlo&'i proposes continuation ofk the hOgo'tia-' tlons." _ ' Remove Mlaunderatanding ' f M. ,Trot�ky said ho considered! Ml necessaiV to remove a- misundaiV-standlng which had nirlseii.' Hetreferi red to the statement madO.'at.the^prp^v vlous- sitting by" ABa^on Voh KiiphI''' i ting o;'December 28 by m; Joffe' tho .Ruaa^n delegation,,' M? TrptaU,, -aaid the official account of. tfiat .^^It-' mm n^ln e.ipr.c{8B0d regret'foriiaiiiMiii'n'dejri log whicii ^^^^A^'n^fmiWm mi 5488481?8238 ;