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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta V f VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA^. TUESDAY, JANUAKY 15, ,1918 NUMBER 29' YARMOUTH BOMBARDED--GERMANY IS TORN BY POLITICAL ^RIFE ..J Moderates arid Militarists Are Again Battling for Control . -^JHtafists Win DEACrSfer is BEING-' 'MADE AGAINST  FOREIGN SECRETARY Loudon, JBlu I't.-Roadlnf? between the lines in.tho.aernmn newspapem, Jt becomes apparent that the confer-ouEos 6t military and political leadoro now taking place at Berlin are regarded as effort lo obtain some sort ol an ngreement among the, German parties .as to war alms. At present all signs point to the triumph oj militarists; although It la evident the opposing forc-B are making a strong fight. ( tJehounelna Von Kuehlmann ' Stockholm, Jan. 15.-The campaign Ugalnat Dr. Richard Von Kuehlmann, , Oernmn aocretary of foreign affairs, occupies the whole German press. The New Fatherlaria party, headed hy Admiral Von TlrpKz, has assumed leadership in the campaign against the nl- ~"leged policy of Von Kuehknann-"an undorstanding with England at any price,"-and appeals to the people to send petitions to the emperor, the crown brinco and Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg, expressing the national dismay at this policy and to demand that-'"Ludendorff must stay; Von Kuehlmann must go.", '  � In roBponae to many such appeals, Baxony has publicly . declared contl-dgnce that the emperor will accept oply aupb a peace aa will uteguard � tjie. peaceful developnjeat of The fath-brland .against all future attaclu, , The Boersen Zeltung ,whlch la a �upiiorter,. of Von Kuehlmann, admits tliat ItylU not be easy for the chan- � cellori'tpixetRln^tbe foreign secretary.- .yXn ;astouiicIing aspect of tlie whole '�ituat|6h'as'>thVt neither side i ipflarii to Wnow definitely what the other aide �wants.' ThejChlel-point at issue be-twei^n the jop'pdsine factions la. the.solution of the, Pollah problem, but neither sl^e i3 Inclined to define Us view. Strained, Situation .. Amsterdam, Jan. ISc-BvIdoncea of the strained situation as regards war , alms continue' to appear in the German papers. The Llepsslg Volks Zol^ 'tung says a meeting of the annexationist, fatherland party at Jena was broken up by.tlie Indepondaut Social- .Ists who, after) passing a vote for "a general peace by understanding,." threw/out the Aiambers of the Fatherland party� While pan-Gorman petitions and resolutions are being rushed (o the emperor by this, mllltarlstg, other currents are active; This Is instanced by a meeting at Frankfort oh Sunday of the free citizenis. comihHtee which � gdopted a tMoiutlon to the effect that .  "lastiiig jfeace* which would really fafeguKrdVQqrina'iy's vital economic Interests 'wQiild be piJsslble only on the bBBlBVot;� policy of consolldatldn BULLETINS SINN FEIN INTENTIONS London, Jan, . 16.T-Tbe Sinn Fein executive, inyB. � Dublin dla-patcn to the Dally Chrencte, will �hortly demand that Iriah Natlon-aliat membera of rparliament resign. In the event of non-com-pllanee the Sinn Felifiirs propose to eatabliah In Dublin what they call a national aaaembly. HAND HUN8 WILSON'S SPEECH > Amaterdam, Jan. 16.-The newS'. paper Lea Nouvellea' aaya that a nun^ber of allied. . airplanes last Thursday dropped a thousand copies of President Wilson's mes-^ge ts'congress ori:occup:ed areas In Belgium. BRITISH RAID London, Jan. 16.-?"Early yesterday morning, a strong hostile raid northeast of Armentieres was repulsed;" the war office reports. "During list night we raided the enemy'a tnsnehea north of Lens, bombing hia dugouts and securing some prisonsra and a machine' gun. "OtharwIea tbare la nothing to , raport." �laiTAUAN GAIN Roma, Jan. 1(r-*By an attack in the Monta Aaelons region, on the northern front; tha Italians have ' gained eenslderabia advantagea and inflicted very heavy losses on the snemy^ the war office ahnounc--ea. . / FORME J EES VIOLENT ARTILLERY ; Paris, Jan. 16.-Violent artillery fighting on the Verdun front is reported In today'a official communication. ONT. SOLDIERS TO VOTE Toronto, Jan. 16.-Ontario soU diers and nurses now on active service will vote in the provincial general ilectibn, to be held In the course of s few months, probably in June. Caillaux, Under Arrest For Treason, Faces Some Sen-sation^ Evidence DOCUMENTS FOUNP IN ROME SHOW A WIDESPREAD PLOT Yarmouth � 'r' ' , London, Jill. 16. was bombalrtfid from the sea last night, 'it Is'snnounced officially. About twenty shells fell in the city. Three /persons were killed and ten injured; The fbllowincj official announcement was given out: "Yarmouth'waa bombarded from the sea last filght. Fire was opened at 10.55 p.m. and lasted about five minutes, aeme twenty shells falling into tite town. "The-latest police reports state that three persons were killed and ten Injurcii. The material damage done was not asriout." Attacks by German naval forces on English coast towns, of which there wore a number early in the war, have been Infrequent in recent months. The Inst piytvlous occurrence of the kind officially repprted was In September last year. On' that date a German submarine bombarded Scad>orougIi, causing the death of three peradilB and. the injury of tin. BIGU.iW.OFA. Paris, Jan. 15.-The arrest yesterday of Former Premier Caillaux was duo principally to a cablegram from Secretary Lansing-at Washington saying that in 1916, M. Caillaux had been in' communication with the Berln office. Secretary Lansing's cablegram said that America's representative at Buenos Aires had been able to establish that M. Caillaux, during his visit to Argentina in 1915 had been 'n communication with tlje Berlin foreign office through Count Von Luxbnrg, thou. German minister to Argentina, with the object of concluding peacd with Germany at any price, so as to permit the resumption of business; It is understood this evidence will be published In America immediately. Important Discoveries A Paris, Jan. 15-The investigation of the Italian connections of Former  _ , ,-,, .. _. Premier Calilaui, who was arrested ! president WUson Wntes Letter yesterday, is said by the Matin to have Yifrmouth Is on the North Sea, 115 miles northeast of London. It is a city of some 50,000 in habitants, with important ehlpbullding and fiahinf; Indus-trlea. Evidently Submarine. Yarmouth, England, Jan. 15.- The enemy craft which bombarded Yarmouth laat night preautiabiy was a submarine or a light cruiser. The bombardment which was preceded by illumination of the town by large star shells continued' about eight minutes The inhabitants were taken completely by surprise. Owing to the blackness of the night the enemy was not seen. He fired twenty to twenty-five shells in rap'rt succession. Many windows wore shattered and a number of roofs and cHim-noys were wocked. Most of the inhabitants were in bed at the time of the attack. One of three persona killed was a sailor aboard bis ship who had escaped submarines In mid-ocean. The other two killed were in the streets. There were many narrow escapes among the occbpdntB of the damaged houses. :^~'>0PP0S1F0RC[8MAYYE BOLSHEVIK Will Bring UpJiUMen in U. S. Who Have; CiDme of  .Age" Washington. Jan. 15.-At the request of the- warV department today Chairman Chamberlain' of the senate military committee Introduced a bill for the reglairation for military duty of all,men who have become 21, years old since June 15, 1917, when the draft want Into effect. Another blll./which Senator Chamberlain Introduced 4t the riouest of the administration, would provide for furloughlrig' national .army' 'men for harvesting crops aad dther agricultur-ial duty. ' ^- 1 ADotber bill will put the quota of the states on the basis of available men In the first claes Instead of on population. \ re'sulted In the discovery of important military and political papers In the f-snfo of the Bank of Florence which was rented under the maiden name of Mme. Caillaux and used by the former premier during his visit to Italy in December, 1916. Among the political papers found In the safe, the newspaper asserts, were a number of notes In which M. Caillaux. in th� expectation of gaining office as premier, drafted a cabinet, designated a generalissimo ond sketched various "exception?.!" measures. These measures.In-, cluded.the arreit oti�;er.taln.,pnllticIans J and generals, among whom Premier ClemenceBU'';s said to have been onfe and the dismissal of a number of officials.- In addition to these, says the Matin, there were documenra bt a military c^iaracter which by theTr ver> nature seem to constitute the strongest evidence against M. Caillaux. Expect Sensations Paris, Jan. 15.-The arrest of former Premier Calllaiix is commented on great length by the newspapers of Paris, which in generol take the view that' the government would not biave decided upon this action If it had not obtained evidence of the gravest character.' Most of the newspapers welcome the government's action. Expressing Goodwill Towards Coal Dig^rs In determining upon the registration ... ----------------. of men who have become 21 since the In, the sense, df the peace resolution i draft law was enacted, the war depart- Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 15.- With addreases by otf(cialE of the state and city and the refs^lng of a letter from President Wllsoji expressing his good will toward the coal aiggers In fba country'the tiletipial convention of the United Mtae-Wwkers of Aaierlca convened^ he^'^today, the dele�atoB In-ai- tendance represenilhi^^ore'than four huitdteS'thouatrhll''-organized, men In the Industry. For the first time In many years an Increase will not be paramount businosa although nfnny phases' relating to the present standard iW'lr-oomo before tho ''elepafes. Tiie convention, according to Us leading officers w.U ratiiyahe bitum 'iitoiia : and anthraicite wage scales agreed to in co,nference In Washlng-ton aevefal months ago, despite the fact that there is talk of some action. A large defense fund is suggested by some of tlje leaders for use In the event, of any attempt being made to adjust wages downward. ' Samuel Gompera, president of the 'American Federation of Labor, is expected to address the miners during the convention.  AMBASSADOR RESIGNS  \  Washington, Jan. 15. - Am-  "~b8a8adai- Naon of Argentina^  who recently placed hia reslg-^ nation in the hands of tho ^ Buenos Aires foreign office, will  BsU for home this week and whether he returns hero as am-e -Arthur- Kill, � � � � \' \. � . ,where the water la sWlow;'blocking I , Oppositien Strong ' , twenty-six barges being'iowed here. 1 'fcoudon,, Jan. 15. -; Antl-BolsheviWr Seventy tugboats have beenjput out ot parties ItP;Russia, according to a'des- aQbpted byi tUe reichstag. The committee expressed the hope that from ther riegotiat!,9nB with Russia might reajilf a peace, which by honestad- ~lieterice to tbp prlnqlplo of self determination .lot  t>eople�, might exclude - thesdanger. ofinew conflicts. Germany Can't'Enforce Them At tiiis meeting Dr. Bombard Dern-burg/'itermer,'secretary of .state for thecolbnleB, s&ld lliat it the Father-Ijindpafty^wion'tbe; war would be lost. Ho rejected annexations nud cash ip- . demnitioB, aPd'^declared Germany was powerless to enforce long term payments by Installments, from' America and.Engiand, "Ahn^flXatlons la the east, he asserted, would bo a source of-constant'dapger as they*>rould Ir- . rttato Rusaia. ^ Dr, Dornburg also urged' dj'aatmament. The Munlcl Still Have Fklth In Subs I-Accord'ng to the Nachrichten of '; Zhisseldorf, Avmiral Von Tirpltz. for-iMr minister'Of marine, and one of the mlnlatera of the^Fatherland partji^ �^n' address to poUtlciaus an(\ jour-nattata exi^reased confidence that Germany's interests'ln the case ahould be . sale'guarded; lie assorted the submarine warfare already was {brolUg Oreat'Britain to seek peace and that It, waa, ready to adopt any expedient I'-^or this piirpoae.even belng.^illlng to fdraake': one oi'; the other otils allies. '!Qre9t Britain already haa lessened ment has rejected any plan to raise tho age llmtta ot tlie draft to take In men inore titan 31. ' Pekin, Ja}>, 15.-r^Tl�reo doctors,, Including Drs. Bckfeit and Lewis, Americans, sent to Feng Chen, in Shan^Si province, west of Pekln, to investigate a plague, were threatened by n moUH which becanie ongered at their efforts to check the spread of the disease. They hove sent a telegram to the diplomatic representative here, asking .that.a special train be sent to the rescue. This is Advocated By Daniel Willard For The United ' States T^lyuanf u, province. the capital ot Shaa Si Sydney, N. S., Jsn. 15.-At the Weatherbee ^Inquest/ytfterday afternoon some new facts developed In the shooting Sunday eVenihk^nah J. W. Oreenwell is alleged to have shot and killed Ranatord :W(SBtherteee, in Oroen-weil'a apartments.: ,, - ;., Walter Clair, who swore that he waa present during the, shootinR, testified that Weatherbee-: made. Improper ad^.| l^ulavllle,, Ky.^. .Jan. 15.~Two jer vances toward Oreenwell's^tte v^here-1 sons were killed and IG otliers injured, upon Oreenwell'draerad mm out, On.; thirteen ot them aorloualy, laat.'night WeatHerbee's.retiisal. to go; Oreenwell I when a Libuiaville and Southern Indl-went out and, got a rsvolvsr. On his ana traction car boui^d from Indinuap'o|', return Weatherbee grappled with him. I lis to Louiavilte crashed inib the ----���� -........> a : Jefteraonvllle, Indian^; and LouiavlUe Interurban car on-the Bouttrern approach of *lbe Big.Fbtir railway bridge. The JetterabnvlUa.And. JiQUlsville bai; loaded with e-tho/diplomats brought assurances of fore,tlje senate military committee by military protection. � ^ Daniel B.Wllard;'chairman of the war The plague Is pneumonic in type and Iridiistrles, board, and -Bernard M. la most serious in Feng Chen and To-.Boruch, head o� the board'a row raa-tujing Fu and is spreading toward , terlal division. It waa during the bllnoU which follow ed, ^according to OJtlr, that tbe fatal shot-was tired. The Inquest will be reauihed today. Ott�w�, Jr�n. �.--|D. F, 0?owe, Cana-dl�nir|ds coQimliiloBerat Tbkohamo, conalderably tl)? dema^t'da put tofward faunoWn "�|SI| �**iwBb5SilBi''''oam. lB,th;iMntei'eBtB- ot Its alllea in order paigu whio^t w�l iMblve the eonstrug- '�^^.ViSM*" war aims in Bel. tlon ot 860 ships peEMnffi'K* states .'B�limt'f;tl>e'admiral sold. "WeplMo that at. tbe end ^'5�twbe' there vU�opn4Uloqal'trust , in Hindenkurc were �8,rtlpbullKiaipS;o4 BWl'Vudeudcjrftnot to conclude an un^' ^ lite*peaoe,; r-nenunoiatlon-bt bur in-tvrmtH in ttie woat.would cripple our ,pollti�slTaud economlo'�tuture," - � CHINESE REVOLT 42 tlrwsr Jn-��lcli'?iliro{ i.oio tons can be built Tnis is^re thkn three ^Imes- �� d Pekin, Jau. 15-The sbuthoni leaders Intend to re-convoke at Nanking the parliament dissolved'by Fr^Blddn-tlal mandate in Juno last. Fightlngls expected to bMak, out -in that Iricinlty 08 .one divison ot the northern army- ossentlal, js aeparoted from the southern foroe^ i i by only ten inlles. Acting Premier Wang Chin Chen tendered- his realgha-tion verbally yesterday but'^thepresl' dent refused to jaccept it. ' >^ ' ~ Both favored creating- what ylrtual-l.v,..wbuld, be a munitions adinliijstva-'tlon with full power/directly respoha-IbletOv^nd securing h's authority from the president, but -not a ii\,ember of tlieicabinel, to control procurement ait4 distribution ot war supplies,. In-cludtngithdse for the; army, the navy, abiiibuilding and the allies.! Neither Mr. Willard nor Mr. Baruch tavond a aeparate.4epBrtment qt munt itioBB^ with a cabinet .otticer^at its, head,, the plan proposed by Senator Qhamberlain, chairman ot the committee, and opposed by both Preaident Wilson and Secretary of War Baker. 'Mr,: Willard endorsed the war department, and government supply purchasing re-orgaiiiztttlon plan submitted i'last feek by Secretary Bake^, though be''said it does not go far enough in oentrallsUig authority and is weak in reliance upon voluntary co-operation. . Mr. BarUch favored even more highly .,i}entrallsed authoirlty orer munitions -In an lndivldi�ah advocat^ing a plfin i broader than that employed in -Bngland, . ent says, would be Infinitely less dangerous as an antagonist ot Germany:, than the present ons.' , / London, Jan. 1Sw-Thi'BrltlshJa-bor party in a m'esssg* to ths Russian people, mads' public todiy, announced that the,British people . accepted the Russian principle of self-determination of peoples and no annexations for ths British empire, particularly In the. middle east, Africa and India, x >, , FAVOR PROTECTORATES ' London, Jan. I8.r-Tha British labor party In a message Issued . today declares in favor of placing {H's whole of tropical Africa under uniform International control. Jtoan own. Low ' '5) �/ hetpre the y^r/^,, '�'Md' ioli.' " * *' '^\^V^^^ ^ 0iUw�,^J�p. 15.-nQt(ftwa;Ctty ooun-(^s^ !SJi^''1�h!t adoptsdtiie r)H!ommradap tloji of the board of jBQntrol that appll-, ,'a hospital was 42 per oent and within a few montha was reduced to.'twft per cent. She had ten thousand soldiers under her charge. *, ^ - ..?ln the American.olvil w�r railway hospitals were:fl'l>*JMaM^. the: parent'organisation and pattern tor Red qcosa OrcKal�Miwuii'tl|hl(l�K;-; out the ,wor]d. ^ " i " . 'f>r^,''^ : , C�r.UIa'..regfllHt{ons were made (or the better pare ot'i| '' 'v I "The 4torm la Just as seivere as th0;< one last week,"/ sayji , ;the': (orpoast:^ Seventeen inphes ot shbwlellin 8'eV^al-':r;p hours'^ln Bvansville, Ihdlan^k ,\ �A NOIViEill SEP.SGH 'IS m Toronto, Jan. 1�*i4lr''wHMam:f]'^l* 85 ;