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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ( VOLUME XI. "9 - LETHMUDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1918 NUMBER 28 CONFIRM REPORTS GERMAN REVOLTS ON RUSSIAN FRONT i MEET ? ? ? ? CHARGED WITH MURDER A ** Much Legislation Now Taking Shape for Consideration of the House V ? ? A Sydney, N. S., Jan. 14.- Hansford Weatherbeo was shot and killed in the Greenwell Block, Charlotte Street, hero yesterday about 7.30 p.m. and J. W. Greenwell, merchant, was arrested on a -charge of having committed the murder. It Is sui be deferred until the overseas vote is counted. It has always been the practice to Allow at least thirty days to elapse between the. announcement of the date of the assembling of the house and its commencement of business. This' would defer the opening at least until ^the first week in March. It la too early to\ predict,* with any degree of accuracy ,^ what the sessional program is likely to bo, but It is generally believed that important government bills will be passed covering leg'slatiou^ of *u progressive nature. The government plans are still in a more, or less nebulous" condition but they will gradually mature ami eventually be introduced In the house % the form of legislation. The conferences, which will take place this week in regard to the shortage of labor and other materials, will' constitute a X'rst step in the direction of certain legislative action. The expectation is that the session will be brief and businesslike and it will not be surprising should prorogation take place by the twenty-fourth of May. v ions on Land, Airships Get Busy FINAL Ottawa, Jan. 14.-Harold Clifford) RutchingB, son of K. P. Mulchings, pre- { Bident of the Groat West Saddlery w ctontpany. "Winnipeg, must report for military service. That is the decision of Mr. Justice Duffc, central appeal judge under the Military Service Act, who has had Hatchings' case before him by way ot,an application for leave to appeal from the decision from Mr, ."Justice llaggart' of Winnipeg, who sustained the findings of the local tribunal, -which decided; that he should go overseas. The application is disposed of by the central appeal judge in the following brief judgment: "Not the slightest; reason is shown why the central appeal judge should review the decision of Mr. Justice Jiaggart. There is nothing exceptional in the case. The application for leave to appeal is dismissed-" The case, which had been postponed, was fixed for final hearing this morning and counsel for ihc applicant, were given notice to appear. They did not do so and judgment was immediately rendered by Hon. Justice Duff. v , 1 � * Italian Army Headquarters in Northern Italy, Jan. 12.-(By the Associated Press).-Aerial warfare on an extensive scale is developing now that operations along the Piave river and on the mountain front have become inactive owing to the winter conditions. Beginning with a series of night raids during the moonlight over Padua and other undefended Italian cities, the enemy now is becoming bolder and daily appears in broad daylight above small cities near the front. Three raiders approached yesterday and crowds in the streets saw a spectacular .Rattle in the sky. The Germans flew at an altitude of 12,000 feet, where the temperature was about thirty degrees below zero. A great cheer went up from the crowds as a fleet of Italian Capronis made straight for the raiders. The Germans adopted the ruse of dropping and the sightseers became tumultuous in their shouts because they thought the enemy machines were being driven down by the Italian airmen. ' . But the raiders regained stability and succeeded in planing away until tw # ? * o > * * * Raise 450,000More Men in Eng. ;* a A ? V V Needed at Once-No Conscrip tion Fo� Ireland As Yet London, Jan. 14.-Between 420i-000 and 450,000 troops must be raided at once In this country, Sir Auckland Geddei, minister of national service, told the house of commons today. The minister said this was the absolute minimum and that*It might be necessary during the year to^ake more men from civil life for the army. Sir Auckland said the government had decided not to introduce conscription in Ireland for the present, nor to chathge the military age limit. Great Britain and the colonies, he added, had raised 7,-000,000 men. v ? A V ? ? ? ? ? ? ? SCHOOLS CLOSE FOR LACK OF FUEL Boston, Mass., Jan. 14.-Nearly 100 public schools in this city remained closed today for lack of fuel. Coal had been supplied to the others which were able to resume sessions for the first time since the Christmas recess. Officials said that about one-third of the" 104,000 pupils in Boston would be unable to continue their studies for the present. v ? A ' A V AMERICAN TRAWLER LOST Washington. Jan. 14. - An American trawler, operating in European waters, has been lost. Admiral Sims reported the sinking of the little vessel to the naval department today. Ail members of the crew were saved. Announcement of how she was lost was not made, nor the exact location given. V 9* A A A A ? ? ? % *?+ A A V V A ? ? Possibility That Peace Negotiations May Yet Be Definitely Broken Off BOLSHEVIKI CLEAR DON VALLEY OF KALEDINES' TROOPS AAA* TO COMB OUT THE FOR THE TRENCHES Record Excellent on All Fronts Total Casualties in Ser- vice 150 London, Jan. 14.-The house of commons reassembled today, all interest centering in the promised statement by Sir Auckland Geddes, minister of national service, on the government's man power proposals. Sir Auckland has been holding conferences during the last few days with trades union leaders. These conferences will be continued this week and, until they are concluded a complete sunaay of the sit- uat'on is impossible. The aim of the minister of national j service is to obtain a substantial Starts Next Week-Hope To Raise at Least $25,000 in City FR, ! I Montreal, Jan. 14.-L'Evenment of Quebec publishes an interview with Lieut. Hector Bernier of the 22nd French Canadian Battalion, who is home on leave, stating that Major Oliver Asselin, the founder of the Nationalist party in the province of Quebec, has become a very ardent conscription-ist and is constantly speaking of the French-Canadian attitude towards the war. Lieut. Bernier says that Lieut. Col. Trerablay and his officers of the 22nd battalion are doing their best by their acts to repair the harm done by �he demagogues at home. On TGesday of next week, the big Red Cross drive, which was postponed from the originally intended date during the holiday season, will start and the citizens of Lethbridge will be asked to raise at least $25,600 for the year. Teams of canvassers and captains are now being lined up and given their districts. The^local branch of the Red Cross needs $2000 per m6nth to cover the cost of materials, etc., used by the local branch, so that every man, woman and child in the city will have to subscribe two dollars in order to meet 4 the requirements. The Red Cross officials here are veryv sanguine over the possibilities of a campaign for this important war work. There is no Patriotic Fund campaign now to interfere, and it is believed the amount required will be subscribed during the three days' drive. Brings to Head the Months of Accusations of Treason Against Him Ottawa, Jan. 14.-Official enlistment and . casualty figures among young Canadian aviators recruited through the department of the naval service here up to January 9 were given out today by the department. The statement shows that the total number of probationary flight officers accepted by the department up to January 9 was (132, and of these 577 were sent to England for service in the Royal Naval Air Service, while the remaining 55 went oyer to serve in the Rqyal � Flying Corps. The total' casualties of-, ficialiy reported up to January 9 were 1250. Of'thJs number 6S were deaths while the remainder are classified as follows: Prisoners"of war, 20; missing, 13; wounded in action, 25; and injured in flying accidents 30. Of the deaths, 45 men were killed on service, agreement with the labor men on the j c, are missing, presumed dead, 4 died i Washington, Jan. 14.-A quantity of finny supplies was destroyed, the quar-tonnaster warehouse ruined and several other buildings damaged by a fire today at the Washington barracks occupied by engineer troops. A large' "part dt the eify's fire apparatus was called upon to fight the flames which were given impetus, by the explosion of a quantity of gasoline stored in one part of the big warehouse. After a hard fight of an hour and a half the fire was extinguished. An ordnance building containing a quantity of small arms ammunition ivas endangered but soldiers removed what was stored there. The origin of the fire has not been disclose^ by officials at the pout. A limited quantity of clothing and Sfcoes was destroyed Montreal, Jan. 14.-The United States* consulate here has,issued a statement that the application of the, law of the United Stages, with reference to income tax, is to be applied to United States citizens resident In Canada. WANTS U. S. TO RECOGNIZE IRELAND Washington, Jan. 12.-Mrs. Sheehv Skeffington, widow of Francis Skef-fington, the Irish editor executed du ing the Dublin rioting; of 1910, was 'received at the White House yesterday by Pres dent Wilson. She came in to present i pe'ition signed by many prom ne^t Tr'sh wom�r hfM't" tint the TJni:?d States "^"f��jr-the * political independence of Ireland. Including Two Women and Three Girls-Were Charg- I ed With Spying London, Jan. 3 4.-Word has been received here at the Belgian official; quarters of fifty-eight more executions in Belgium. This brings the number of Belgians executed since January, 1917, to 170, among whom were at least two women, three girls from 14 to 1G years of age, and several youths under 20. All the executed Belgians were assumed by the Germans to be guilty of spying and in many cases arrested, condemned and execution toook place within three or four days, and therefore no serious inquiry could have been made. Paris, Jan. 14.-former Premier Joseph Cailiaux, who has been under investigation by the authorities in connect'on with the/German propaganda in Franc**, was placed under arrest this morning. More or less undefined murmurings in French political circles against Former Premier Cailiaux wh'ch has persisted for months, were brought to a head in November last year when open charges, published by Gustave Tferve in his newspaper La Victoire, that M. Cailiaux had'conspired dur'ng i his stay in Italy a year ago with notorious odvoeates of a peace dishonorable to France and with be'ng the indefatigable protector of Bolo Pasha, now on the point'of being tried for dealings with the enemy. ( Although the - former prenrer promptly brought suit against M. Herve, the clamour of accusation against him grew more insistent and one of the early acts of the Clem-enceau government, which went into office largely on the1 issue of suppression of disloyal agitation, to bring formal charges against in the chamber of deput'es. 1'e | specifically accused In these of planning in Rome the signing of a treaty of all'ance, in the name of France, wtth. Germany, Italy and Spain, against Great Britain and Russia. Other treasonable activities in peace propaganda were also charged against him. On December 22, the chamber of deputies voted a suspension of immunity for M. Cailiaux in order that he might be tried. An order was shortly after signed for h's prosecution and he was put under preliminary examination by a military investigator. When the question of immunity came up in the chamber, M. Cailiaux in a fiery speech denied his guilt. government's proposed military service bill, the primary object of which is understood to be to secure reinforcements for the army by releasing a very large number of f:t men now doing war work at home, f This means the cancellation of certificates of exemption that these men obtained because of their employment in munitions works and other war industries.1 A majority of the trades union leaders virtually have agreed to co-operate with the government in this eomb-ing-out process, but the shop stewards of the engineering and ' shipbuilding industries have not yet given their adherence to the proposal. They re- ef wounds, 1 died while a prisoner of war and thirteen were drowned on duty. It was stated at the department that the Canadian aviators have achieved & most enviable reputation while on active service. They have been sent to practically all fronts and their records have been excellent. The department lias discontinued recruiting men from the Royal Naval Air Service, and it is believed that the admiralty now has enough for purely naval work and men for land work are going to be enlisted through the Royal Flying Corps. In the past men of the Royal Naval Service have been utilized ex- fuse to accept any agreement made I tensively for land as well as naval between the government ana the trades union officials and demand, on the other hand, immediate conscrip-t'on of wealth and adequate provision for war victims. N work. the was him was CITY OUT Amsterdam, Jan. 14.-Host important conferences were held in Berlin at the week endr according to Gernjan newspapers. They were inaugurated by the emperor's reception to the Chicago Volunteers Dig Away Snow and Relieve Traffic Tie-up Chicago, Jan. 14-wielded by hundreds of thousands of volunteer workers, and tens of thous-:rown prince on Sunday when Field ; antfS 0f municipal and railway employees, yesterday succeeded in break- MEMORIAL" FOR EDITOR Montreal, Jan. 14.-A memorial tab-lot in honor of Major John S. Lewis, editor of the Montreal Daily Star, who went overseas with the 87th battalion, Grenadier Guards, and was killed in 'he Sop'me offensive, was he Inve.---.oy Settlement, a socialtrein?*' ution yastorrt'v afternoon : - � r. Synuiids of Christ Church Cathedral' Imlianapolis, Ind., Jan. 14. - Fire broke out in the industrial building which housed thirty manufacturing concerns last night and destroyed the building and adjoining property, causing, a loss of $1,000,000. Fire Chief Loucks said he belioved that the fire was of incendiary origin. Several of the ^manufacturing companies" were making machinery for the government under war contracts. Marshal Von HIndenburg and General Von Ludendorff also conferred with a number of leading personages. Sunday there were important discussions between the higher army -command and Chancellor Von Hertling, after which the emperor had an audience with the chancellor and Von 1-lindenhurg. The results of these various conferences will he the basis for a further- discussion Monday\betweon the emperor and Von Hindenburg, Von Ludendorff, Von Hertling and the crown prince. It is said that Dr. Von Rosenberg, assistant to Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlmann, has been sum- j Hues will be open, moned hastily to Berlin by the emperor and has left Brest-Litovsk on a | special traii^ According to the Zeitung Ammittag.J Chancellor Von Hertling is expetced to make two speeches. One will he before the malp committee of the reichs-! tag on foreign-policies and the other will be before the Prussian upper twwse on home policies. The one before the reichstag/committee probably will be on Monday when the chancellor will reply to-Premier Lloyd George and President Wilson.. ing the absolute traffic tie-up in Chi-"cago and the middle west which had -been caused by the intense blizzard that swept over this section Friday and Saturday. No railway schedules were formed but practically every road operating from here managed to send out at least one train. Reports from outlying territory indicated that a majority of the scores of trains stalled in the snow drifts yesterday, gradually were proceeding toward their des-i tinations and that by tomorrow, with I the present weather prevailing, all I London, Jan. 14.-German trenches north of Lens were raided last night j by Canadian troops, who brought back I prisoners, the official statement from kF'eld Marshal Halg today says. "Near SHOT TRESPASSERS j Merincourt. southeast df Lens, British St, John, N.B., Jan. 14.-While cut-! soldiers were victorious in patrol en-ting bushes yesterday on Long Island gagements. The statement reads: in the Kennebecasis river Hazen Cook j "Canadian troops last night buo-and Clinton Ward were shot and slight-1 cessfully raided enemy trenches north WEATHER Hlflh .................:....... Low...................y....... Forecast: Fair and moderate. 21 2 \ ly wounded. John Porter is under arrest, charged with the shooting. Por-ter claims the men were trespassing on his property. The injured men I were cutting bushes to protect them ifrom the wind while fishing. 1 of Lens and brought back prisoners. We suffered no casualties. Patrol encounters took place during the night east of Merincourt, resulting in our favor. On the rest ot the front the might was qu-et.'* * Petrograd, .Tan. 14.-Bolsheviki soldiers have cleared the basin of the Don river of troops of General Kale-dines, gaining possession of important coal fields, it is announced officially. They also have captured Kka-terinoslav. In the operations in the Don region, the Bolsheviki "lost ten killed and twenty wounded. The Bolsheviki government has informed the Armenians in Turkish Armenia that it supports their right tot self-definition. The consul general in Finland announces that his government has requested the French ambassadors at Washington, London and Rome to urge the allies to recognize Finland. Armistice Extended London, Jan. 14.-Warning of the. possibility of a final breach/^n the Russo-German negotiations is the outstanding feature of the current news from Petrograd. In the meatlme, according to the correspondent of the Daily Mail in the Russian capital, the armistice has been extended until February 18 and the Russian delegation returns to Petrograd tomorrow but the peace negotiations will be resumed after an interval at'Waidaw., Premier Lenine has returned to Petrograd and ia reported to be taking an important hand in guiding the negotiations with the central powers, although avoiding the limelight. The correspondent of the Dally Mall says that some of the extremists are dissatisfied with Foreign Minister Trot-zky's conduct of the negotiations, thinking he is too vailing to meet the (German sviews and they suggest that-Lenine take his place at future conferences. The Petrograd correspondent of the Daily News reports that the Germans are doing their utmost to stop ^fraternization at the front. He interprets this to mean that the Bolsheviki propaganda is having its effect among tlie German soldiers. The Germans confiscate all copies of the Fackel, a Russia newspaper printed in German, containing a full account of the Brest-TMtovsk negotiations and other propagandist literature. Notwithstanding this, he added, the German soldiers crawl across to the Russian lines every night to obtain copies of the naper secretly. Disorders Reported A despatch to the Times from Odessa describes the disorders at Sebas-topol in which ,62 naval officers were killed as two days ot butchering in which the horrors ot Kronstadt were re-enacted. It Is added that most of those killed were members of the committee which in 1912 under the old regime held an inquiry into the rebellious sailors revolutionary union, which resulted in. the execution of many sailors and the exile of others. The affair, apparently forgotten., has now beeri\brought up against those responsible who were regarded as meriting death. It is reported in Odessa that the number of officers Hilled is greater than 62. The tywu of Kiela, at the mouth of the Danube, which has been called the Risslan Venice, another despatch to Picks and shovels Itlie Times, was looted during the Christmas holidays by soldiers stationed there assisted by hoodlums. Much^of the. town was burned, the rioters firing the buildings after the houses and shops were sacked. The work was done systematically, show-ing< that preparation had been made beforehand. Fled in Terror t The population fled in terror. Some crossed into Rumania, while others scattered into the surrounding country where they are destitute. , Still others came to Odessa by Reamer. The perpetrators of the outrage also came to Odessa where they were allowed to take trains north without being1 molested. I The superior council of national commissaries, according to a Reuter despatch from Petrograd, has drafted a decree declaring nulUand void all national loans issued by the imperial and bourgeoise (Lvoff-Kerensky?) governments. AH domestic loans held by foreigners are to be annulled .without reservation. The only lpanfr to be declared valid are Bhort term loans and the series of the national treasury. More Fighting In Interior London, Jan. 14.-The lateH news received in Petrograd, according to a Router despatch from that city, Indicates further fighting in the interior of Russia. A newspaperydespatch from Kharkov reports that after the Maximalists opened tire with machine guns, the second Ukrainian regiment surrendered with 7,000 rifles and thirteen machine guns. The commander, of the regiment was arrested. A Reuter despatch from Rostov says that Dabalz-dovo station on the Ekaterinoslav line (Continues on Faq* 41 ?410 ;