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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. RUSSIANS YIELD LE^.BRTDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1918 NUMBER 27 TO DESIRES OF GERMAN EGATION GREAT BLIZZARD It LIVES Fierce Snow Storm Rages Over Eastern U. S. As Far South As Florida FROM CANADA TO THE GULF OF MEXICO; CHICAGO ISOLATED \ Atlanta, Oft., Jan. J2.~With the entire - south in the grip of its worst enow ami sleet storm of the winter today, early reports showcdl that tornadoes which swept through eastern Alabama and central Georgia had taken a toll of sixteen lives and injured more than 100 persons. Wire communication over a great aroa was paralyzed, scores of small towns in the inter or being Isolated while Savannah. Charleston, Jacksonville, Fla., and other cities along the south Atlantic toast wore cut off from the outside communication. The deaths un. tending from Canada to, the Gulf of Mexico and from tlio Rocky Mountains almost to the Alleghenies and accompanied' by low temperatures, ranging from 37 below zero at O'Neill, Nebraska, to 12 above zero at San Antonio, Texas, paralyzed steam railroads and street car traffic at many points today. Tho storm, which be-pau early yesterday, continued all night. and a high wind piled huge Brifts of snow on top of the heavy fall sarly in the week over Illinois, Wisconsin, .Northern fndiana and Southern Michigan, and parts of Iowa and Mis-louri. Chicago Isolated Chicago, Jan. U\-Chicago Is Isolated from railroad -communication with he outside world by one of the worst ilizzards in its history. Its business is paralyzed. No milk trains arrived nor were coal wagons abfe to move ten per cent of the fuel needed. The thermometer dropped to 14 degrees below zero and a sharp wind from the sorthwost added to Jhe suffering. ? A ? a a ? REPEATED TONIGHT Milan, .lan. 12.-Whetf the despotio censorship i3 constrained to permit the publishing of such a leading article as Is printed in a number of the Leipzlger folks'^eitung, received here yesterday, the. fact may be interpreted us symptomatic of the maturing crisis in German democratic spheres. Under" the leading "Clearness'' the official organ tf the German independent Socialist jarty, says: \ ^The German government has' disposed its war aims. Today the Rus-jian, German, English, French and Italian peoples know what the Gernlan [overnmout wishes to obtain in its negotiations with Russia. "H is neither peace without annexa-lone nor a democratic peace, but a >eace which will go to increase the political, military ami ecnoiuic power �f Germany in the east. The Germun tovernment wants to exploit the bar-ins of the Baltic region and the POl-bh middle classes. "For the purpose of masking its real easons from those peoples, never has lerman policy been so aOubUul. Who iver sustains it makes him a partisan >f violence 'and of the policy of con-,ucst. It is certain in thi-i new light ho aims of the central powers consist imply of vast ambitions. So much Di* the east. What will be the govern-oent war aims in the west. Too truly, Jas, the democracies will pay for Hie relations of today with fresh torrents t blood." *Phe evening of song and dance, in support of tho fund for Halifax orphans, given at tho Majestic last evening, will be repeated this evening. The . theatre was packed to the doors last night. v A ? A V Fekr Many Miners Have Been Killed Halmerend, North Staffordshire, England, Jan. 12.-An explosion occurred In a mine pit here this morning, and it It feared heavy loss of life resulted. Of 247 men in the mine, at the time of the explosion, 47 have reached the surface. Sir Percy Wemyss Is Chief of Brave Acts of Canadians Win Them Coveted V.C. Naval Staff in Place of Jellicoe Consider Extension of Barred Zone a Deliberately Unfriendly Act r Buenos Aires. Jan. 12.-A number of Argentine newspapers consider that the extension of the German barred zone to include tno trade routes between South America and Europe is an unfriendly act towara this country. The newspapers renewed their demands that the government sever relations with Germany. Extension of tho submarine barred zone to include the Cape Venja Islands, the Island of Madeira and part of Frencfc Senegal around Dakar was announced in a German,, wireless statement, received in London on January 8. It w*\s declared that the new regulations would become effective January li. London, Jan. 12,-The new admiralty board is announced officially. There is nothing sensational or dramatic about the list, of names and only ono naval member of tho board was not serving at the adm'ralty when Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe was the hcp.d. He is Rear Admiral Sydney ft. Fremantle, who becomes deputy chief of staff to Vice Admiral Sir RosslyrT Wemyss, the new first sea lord. Archibald S. Hurd, the naval critic, in commenting on the new board, says it is apparent thai no revolutionary disturlWMice of the main lines of i naval policy is indicated. He adds . that behind the new hoard is the re-1 organized war staff for which some of the most brilliant younger officers have been chosen The new admiralty/board, a dispatch from London on January 0 sa:'d. will be divided info three departments-operations in home waters, operations overseas and trade protection operations. Admiral Wemyss will be chief of naval staff and responsible for the large questions of naval policy. , The board of admiralty, on which [Admiral Jellicoe was first sea lord and chief of naval staff, was composed as follows: First lord, Sir Eric Campbell des. First sea lord and chief of naval sUUf, Admiral'Sir 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 of air service), Commodore Godfrey M. Paihe. Deputy chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Sir Henry A. Oliver. Assistant chief of naval staff, Rear Admiral Alexander L. Duff. * Civil lord. Right Hon. Ernest George Prettyman. Controller, Alan Garrett Anderson. Additional civil lord, Sir '-Yancis J. S. Hopwood. Parliamentary and financial secretary, Thomas J. McNamara. Ottawa, Jan.. 12.-The following Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross: Major Geo. Pearkes, Victoria, B. C, Mounted Rifles. Capt. Christopher 0"Kelly, Winnipeg, Infantry. Sergt. Harry Mullin, Portland, Ore. Pte. Cecil Kinross, Calgary, In-, fantry, Pte. Jas. Peter Robinson, Pic-ton, N.8., enlisted at Macicod, Alta. Major Pearkes. Victoria'VB. C, Jan. 12- Major Pearkes, who was decorated today with the Victoria Cross, is the oldest son of Mrs. Pearkes of Mont Tolmie, this city. He was formerly in the .Royal Northwest , Mounted Police, stationed at White Horse, and enlisted as a private .with the second C. M. R. hero in March, 1915. His promotion at the front has been rapid. He was wounded in June, 1&16, and later won the Military Cross foi^gallantry in the field. Major Pearkes came to British Columbia from England ten years ago. Victoria Cavalryman Major George Randolph Pearkes, Mounted Rifles, Victoria, B. C, for "most conspicuous bravery and skilful handling of the troops under his command during the capture and consolidation of considerably more than the objectives allotted to him in an attack. Just prior to the advance Major Pearkes was wounded in the left thigh. Regardless of the wound he continued to lead his men with the utmost gallantry despite many obstacles. At. a particular stage of the attack his further advance was threatened by a strong point which was an objective of a battalion on his left, but which they had not succeeded in capturing. Quickly appreciating the situation he captured and held this po*int, thus enabling hia further advance to be successfully pushed)forward. It was entirely due to his determination and l O i V ? * a ? ? A A ? a ? *;* A aaa a a ? ? TO LOAN MONEY  FOR HOG RAISING Toronto, Jan. 10.-The Canadian Hank of Commerce, it is announced, today decided to lend money to farmers who will engage in hog-raising in view of the urgent demand in' Britain France and Italy for bacon ami meats of all kinds. A ? ? V ? V A Trotzky Consents To This In Order Not to Block Path to Peace s *> a *?Q*6 + + 0 *   $  | Low DEATH TURKISH ADMIRAL Amsterdam, Jan. 12.-The death of Vice Admiral HalJ] Pasha, former Turkish minister of marine, is reported ! ? in a Constantinop\e despatch to the ' * Jreuz Zeitung of Berlin. WEATHER Hlflh 7 8 The hospital ship Rewa was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol channel on January 4, according to official announcement made last Tuesday. There were 550 persons on hoard, including hition of the eighteenth century had a number of wounded ^nd sick. All vitalized the creative forces of the were rescued except three members German and French peoples. He add-of the crew who were, killed. A news|eti; Want Speedy Peace "The Russian government, however, wrote the word peace at the head of its program. The great sympathies, of the Russian people for the peoples of allies stregnthen the desire to attain the 'speediest peace based on an. understanding among the peoples. "To remove from the quadruple-alliance a pretext for breaking off the peace negotiations on technical grounds, the Russian delegation accepts the demand to remain in Brest-Litovsk in order not to leave unutilized any possibility in the fight for peace. In renouncing its proposals regarding the transfer of negotiations to neutral soil, the Russian delegation proposes continuation of the negotiations." Remove Misunderstanding M. Trotzky said ho considered � necessary to remove a misunderstanding which had arisen. He referred to the statement made at the previous sitting by Baron Von Kuohl-mann, the German foreign minister, that the semi-official Russian news agency had disseminated a fictitious accoutit of tho reply made at the sitting of December 28 by M. Joffe of the Russian delegation. M. Trotzky said the official account of that sitting, as published in the German newspapers, reproduced accurately the speech of M. Joffe and that the Russian delegation was entirely ignorant of any real or fictitious telegrams on the subject such as those to which Dr. Von Kuehlxnann referred. 'The speaker said the matter would b�* investigated, and in the meantime he expressed regret for a misunderstand* ing which was in no way connected Washington, Jan. 12.-Pood rioting in Vienna on New Year's Day is described in a despatch received here today from Switzerland. When the authorities announced that &00 Serbian pigs would be put on sale at 75 cents a pound more than 20,000 people assembled outside the market, moat of them remaining' throughout the New Year's Eve in intense cold for the chance to buy. In the morning, the despatch says, the crowd lost its patience, broke through the police lines and invaded the market where many persons were wounded before the supply of pigs was exhausted. f�hen crowds are said to have marched through the streets denouncing the municipal authorities and the imperial government. si a a a a a a V CASUALTIES ? v 'Died of Wounds-Pte. Alexander Bonson, Lethbridge, next-of-kin,' Hallan, Norway. Gasred-L.-Corp. John Made-ie, liiilcrest. ? *> (Continued ox Paox 4) 78 17 ;