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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta f � VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1918 NUMBER 30 h Agree That Russian Program of Peace to Prevail With Regard to East BUT HINDENBURG TO HAVE FULL SAY AS TO WEST FRONT ? 4 MU8T UNLOAD AT ONCE 4 Ottawa, Jan. 1 4 4 4 4 v 4 v 4 4 v v v 4 v 4 4 5� ON II LIFE OF Miners Must Stay at Work Calgary, Jan. 16.-Miners in Alberta coal mines will be granted �exemption from miliary service so long as they work, Mr. Justice S-mMone of th*military tribunal announces. If they strike or take holidays the exemption peases. STOLE $62 London, Jan. Hi.-No authoritative Information has reached London on the rosult of the political struggle in Berlin but 'it la confirmed that Chancellor Von Hertling'a speech before .the main committee of the reichstag has been postponed for a few days. According*to a Router despatch from Amsterdam the crisis continues to rage around the fixing of Germany's attitude in the new phase of the Brest-Litovsk negotiations. The correspondent in Berlin of the Koelnlsche Volks Zeltung believes that a satisfying compromise will be reached and that it will avert any political or military changes. P.in-German newspapers continue to fcttaclfForelgn Secretary Von Kuehl-tti'.'jn violently. The Rkelnische \Ve3t-fac.iseho Zeltung remarks ironically: "Von Kuehlmaim would win the prize ror showing how a brilliant military position may he utterly ruined. The ouestion is whether the struggle at Breat-Lltovsk will be a victory for Gui\nuny or tor the clever advocate Trotzky who fully reveals his intellectual jiuperlorlty over the representatives of the central powers. Gen. Von Hoffmann alone saved the situation, hut it can only be saved permanently If he- is supported from Berlin." - Count Revontlow in the Tages Zei-tung admits the strength of the peace movement and saya it would inevitably ruin Germany's future. He declares it la no secret that the entire body of Social Democrats, with a considerable proportion of the Liberal and Centre parties and a still more considerable part of German diplomacy hold the view that the submarine war cannot accomplish its. aim and can .only delay peace. He adds that the bavailed majority arc exerting every effort to force from the. leaders of the empire a fresh Genr/an peace offer as a reply to the speeches of President Wilson and Premier Lloyd George. Agreement Reached London, Jan. 16.-German newspapers, as quoted in an Exchange Telegraph d a patch from Amsterdam, eay .'that as a result of conferences an understanding has been reached by-the political and military parties in Germany in order to apoid further friction. The Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin says the bass of the agreement it. that Chancellor Von Hertling'a viewpoint in regard to the eastern questions (acqufesence in tho Russian programme of no annexations or indemnities and the right, of self-determination) is to prevail, whereas Field Marshal Von Hindenburg will have fulT liberty in the west, in case of a German victory, to deal with any possible annexations there. Wanted a Big Stake to Blame His Suicide 1 Upon Camp Eunston, Kansas, Jan. -An official check of the funds of the army bank ct Camp Funaton shows Captain Lewis Whisler stole $62,826.21, whmi ha robbed the bank last Friday night, slaying four men with an axe and injuring a fifth. The 'accounting is final and will be given out at divisional headquarters this afternoon. No trace of the missing money has been found, so far as can be learned here. It la generally Understood that the investigators have evidence leading them to believe that the money has been taken away from the camp. A note found in WhUler's room addressed to a young woman reads; "Don't blame yourself iu any way. I simply got tired of living and thought I would become a pirate right. \ came very near committing suicide so many times and I hated to do so without staking it on something. Aa for the consequences, that is nothing but what we are all trained for. Hope you can aoon forget me and realize how lucky you were to escape me." I WANT I But Charles of Austria Reject* Proposal-Cabinet Resigns m Amsterdam, Jan. Xt\-Kmperor Charles, aocord'ng to a Vienna dispatch to the Koelnlsche Zeltung, has rejected the scheme to establish to ar independent Hungarian army proposed by Dr. Wekerle, the Hungarian prem-i er. It was reported In an Amsterdam dispatch on January 8 that the Austrian ministerial council opposed unanimously the Hungarian government's army reforms. Tt was proposed to give the Austrian and Hungarian armies separate identftfea. Cabinet Resigns. London, Jan* 16.-The resignation of the Hungarian cabinet, on account of failure to obtain neconsnry support for the military programme, is reported in a Budapest dispatch to Copenhagen, forwarded by the Exchange Telegraph. \ I APPEALS Montreal, Jan. 16.-The council of Montreal bar decided yesterday to appeal to the miniHter of Justice to relieve the situation here regarding superior court cases being held up as a result of tho judges of the superior court being on'gagod on exemption appeal cases under the Military Service Act. It was. stated thaL there were up^ wards of 22,000 exemption appeals In the Montreal district., and that the judges could not possibly get through with the work before* tne end of June. The bar win take definite action on the matter next Monday. HEAR APPEAL JAN. �4 Ottawa, ,fn-n. 16.-Tne appeal of the province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg hoard of trade against the order of tho railway board increasing freight and passenger rates will, It is stated, be heard *efore the governor-in-coun-cil on January 24. Was Shot at By Socialist Many Arrests Have Been Made GERMANY IMPATIENT AT DELAY IN THE x PEACE NEGOTIATIONS Petrograd, Jan. 15.-An automobile carrying Nikolai Limine,' tho Rolshcvi-ki premier,, it is reported, was fired upon tonight, when he was driving to a meeting of the council of people's commissaries. Four shots were fired. Premier Lcninc was not. hurt. The bullet shattered the windows of the automobile. "A member of J.ho party with tho premier was wounded slightly in the hand. Scores of Arrests Made Petrograd. Jan. 16.-The attempt on the life of Premier Leninewas made just outside the hall in which he har^ been, addressing S.OOO of the Red Guard who were going to the'front As his automobile swung through the crowd, four shots flashed in the darkness. One of the bullets missed its mark by only a few inches, and the others lodged in the hand of a Swedish Socialist who was in the automobile. Scores of arrests were made. r High-Handed Action London, Jan. 16. - Tho'BolshevIkl has announced officially, according to a Renter despatch from Petrograd that the reports regarding the passage of tho peace pourparlers sent out by the Wolff Bureau, the German semiofficial agency, alter the real sense of the negotiations. Secretary Von Kuehlmann, the despatch adds, has declared to the Russian delegaj.es that the German government reserve the right to intercept all communications which may excite the popular masses in Germany. x Arrest of Rumanians Petrograd, Jan. lB.-Minister Dla-mandi was arrested at the Rumanian legation during t\\e dinner hour Sunday night. A group of. Red ,Ouardl. headed by an officer demanded ar received adm ttance to,.the legation, when they informed Diamandi he was under arrest. At the same time they arrested Lieut. Kray, attached to the Rumanian military mission. At midnight the Red Guard returned and arrested Col., Pallada, -head of the military tn'ssiori, who was not present at the time of the flrst'arrest. Though explanations of the arrests are not obtainable officially, it is re ported that M. Diamandi and the oth ers are accused of counter revolutionary plots in connection with the disarming of Bolshevlkl regiments on the Ukraine and Rumanian fronts. Germans Impatient Amsterdam, Jan. 16.-Great dissatisfaction is expressed by tho German newspapers at the slow progress of the peace negotiations at Brest-Lltovsk and the Russians are charged with prolonging them deliberately. This delay Is affecting the negotiations in pro-gross at Petrograd, where, according to the Weiser Zajtung of Bremen, the decisions regarding the exchange of prisoners has yielded no results thus far, The Tageblatt of Berlin makes a similar complaint regarding the work of the special German commercial commissions now In Petrograd. Most of the newspapers assert Germany will never think completely evacuating tho occupied Russian territory before peace has been brought about on all tho fronts. ENEMYSUFFERED TO CO-OPERATE AS CH AS Canadian Labor Leaders Ap- i predate Govt. Taking Them Into Confidence ( In Big Infantry Action Italians Took Big Toll From Aus~ tro-German Forces ENEMY OBSERVATION POSTS CARRIED BY A STUPENDOUS RUSH ItaPin Army Headquarters in Northern Italy, Jan. in.-The action east of the Brenta river yesterday in which the Italians inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and captured several hundred prisoners and a large amount of war material began late in the afternoon and was carried out by infantry. It was directed chiefly against Monte Asolone, where the enemy boldly set up observation posts overlooking the San Lorenzo valley and the Venetian Ottawa, Jan. 16.-At the conclusion of/this morning's labor conference the following official statement was issued; "A conference, was opened this morning betwefc-tho representatives .r_______ ________M .....__________ of organized lslfor through Canada these "heights the enemy, backed by and the war confiuUtee of the cabinet his position on Monte Pertlc.a and Cap-to discuss the Mineral labor situation, rlvale, was a continual menace, his Sir Robert Bordei^ Hon. N\ W. Rowell, 'guns having a range of considerable lion. J. A. Calder, Hon. Dr. Reid, Hon. distance' down the valley and over the T. W. Crothers and Hon. G. D. Robert- plain. The cannonade .began toward son represented the government. The noon with the Italian batteries being labor men were confidentially given a seconded ably by French artillery on statement as to the needs of the mill**their right. A heavy fog screened the tary situation,, the pressing necessity movement as the infantry was ordered 4 THREATENED WITH DEATH * 4 4 % 4 v 4 * 4 4 v 4 4 Montreal, Jan. 16. - Judge Marechal, one of the military appeal court judges here, announced this morning that ho had received letters threatening him with death. He said he had no doubt otter judges had received similar letters. 4 * 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4* v 4 A Some Papers Have Little Faith in Results of, the Con- Documents Published in Capital Which Gravely Implicate the Frenchman j IN TOUCH WITH BERLIN THROUGH COUNT BERNSTORFF ference for increasing agricultural production and the requirements of the railways for this coming season. It was made clear to them tha,t the government had, as yet, formulated no policy, but was aBklng'Irirst for the views of the labor men and.for their advice. "Appreciation was expressed by the to advance.- It moved straight up the slope of Monte ABolone through snow.i mud* and slush. The enemy artillery fire grew more intense as the advance proceeded. . There was no halt until tho positions on Monte Asolone were reached and the enemy advance posts where obser- London, Jan. 16.-Several of the. F morning newspapers refer to the expected conclusion of the Irish conference this week. One paper thinks that today's sessioti is to be the fateful meeting to decide whether the convention has been a success or a failure. A Dublin despatch to the Times says that matters have taken a disappointing turn which the newspaper interprets as meaning that the prospect of an agreement, is more remote. The Daily Chronicle says the convention is now up against the most formidable obstacle. If these can be negotiated successfully all will be well. The Ulster Unionists have it in their power to bring the labors of the convention to fruition or to make them end in failure. \ An interesting political side light, the correspondent adds, is cast by the news that the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan po- Wash'ngton Jnn. 10.-From its mys-terious stock of intnrf-epted diplomatic communications the state department today published correspondence between Count Von B^rnstorff, former German ambassador here, and the Berlin fore gn office, showing that former Premier Caltlaux of France was in communication with German agents in Argentina in 1015. The first Bernstorff dispatch contained very damaging evidences to Caillaux' references to the French government and warned German newspapers against pra sing him. Another gave nrttice of the ship on which Caillaux was sailing from Argentina and planned its capture by submarines. Tiie capture of the ship was sought because her captain carried important papers. The German government was asked to treat Caillaux with every courtesy and consideration if tho ship was taken. Arrest Paul Comby Paris, Jan. 10.-Paul Comby was lice will be amalgamated as part of a' r . ; , V^T1:T1 ^om"7 w*s �rm,�.oi �nh�mo ^^-.J^ilJ. Jl 'arrested last night in connection with general scheme of reconstruction of the Irish government, Avhich is expected to come under consideration shortly. Belfast is now policed by the labor leaders at the action of the gov- vations had been conducted were swept! Royal Irish Constabulary and it is eminent in taking them into their con- away. Along the whole line the Italians fidence and in asking tor an inter- gained a foothold. Under the concen-change of views. They decided that trated fire of the enemy lines they having secured a statement as to the later were withdrawn slightly after requirements theywould prefer to hold' laying waste the enemy works. Aus-a conference among themaelves in or- trian forces attempted a number of counter movements without success. The struggle arpjind Monte Asolone continues,but one of the main objects already has been accomplished, that of dislodging the enemy from his works, to say nothing of the prisoners and material taken. About the same time an incursion into ^Jie enemy trenches was made further east around Monte Soiarolo, where more prisoners and material were captured. . The third bloody fight occurred on the lower Have where the Italians enlarged their \poaitions between the Piave and Sile rivers and beat back a counter-attack with heavy losses. An officer who has just dei* to arrive at un agreement aa to the best policy they would auggoat. They were willing to co-operate to the best of their ability, compatible with the- maintenance of their labor principles: Th�kla>or men. will meet this afternoon *hd lat#r will hold another conference with the government." understood that the amalgamation would involve the disappearance of the old names which have unfortunate associations and that the new body will be called the Irish Police Force. Telegraph Briefs ONTARIO NEEDS FARM HANDS Toronto, Jan. 16.-Ontario will need 7^500 farm hands during the com'ng season in addition* to the army of city men who will spend their vacations on the farm, the university girls and oth-f*er young women who will help with general farming this year and to the several thousand war veterans who expect to go on the. land. Appalling Amount ot Illness Among Men of Military Age from Monte Asolone, says that the enemy manned his chief resistance with machine guns and did not have time to brjng any considerable force of infantry Into action. When the Italian's first reached the crest they found all the enemy soldiers in their winter quarters in log barracks. A large part of one battalion, including one major and two captains, was captured in one of these buildings. , Montreal, Jan. If..-Giving evidence returned (before Mr. Justice Coderre in one of May'Be General Mobilizing of Labor Through Canada JOURNALIST IS DEAD Montreal, Jan. 16.-Thomas Cote, a , member of the board of control of Montreal and noted French Canadian journalist, died thU morning. lie was born at Troise PJstoIos, Que., Septen^-her 22, 1869. At various periods he Was editor of LapreBse, Montreal, and L'Op:nion Publique, Worcester, Mass. He was president of the Ottawa Press Gallery for a year. In 3 901 he was special census commissioner, and in �1903 appointed secretary ,of the international waterways comniis^on. Mr. Cote represented Canada at the Brussels Kxhibitlon and was d^rorated hy King Albert. He was elected lo the Jloitroal board of control m 3915. Controller Cote, who has beep in 'fail'ng health for some t me, wa.s found Kdead in bed at his home. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE Gananoquc, Out., Jan. 14.-^- Fire ,bro]-o out at 8.45 this mora 'ng at tho textile department of tho Ontar o St^ol Products Crmipnny, Limited and did several ihouuand dollars damage before the flames were' extinguished. Ottawa, Jan. 10.-Important conferences on pie labor situation In Canada were held here this morning. Thirty of the loading labor men in the Domln'on met the prime minister aud members of the war cabinet in tho Jttflt Block and discussed the labor situation generally. At the Chateau Laurier, Hon, T, A. Crerar, mlnis;er of agrciultura, met representatives' from the provincial departments of agriculture and dlscuaaed with them the problem of labor shortage, with particular reference to farm labor. In both cases the conferences were closed to press representatives. It is announced, however, that the director general of public Information will issue a statement later in the day, covering proceedings of tho two conferences. The question of the-better distribution of labor, it la understood, was one of tho main topes under discussion with the labor men* the aim being to secure the greatest possible output from essential industries. For this purpose it may be necessary to curtail the operations of non-essential Industries; and suggested measures with Mils end in row are regarded aa at particular Importance, In regard to farm labor it is pointed out that 23,000 men approximately will be-nood.?J for needing. Of these, 17 000. it Is estimated, will need to be withdrawn from non-essen'ial work in tho west or secured elsewhere. / F-ralr e representatives here are un-' derstood tp be in favor of a general' mobilization of labor, hut opposed to conscription of alien labor. The labor leaders present at the conference with the war cabinet included representatives of tho trades and labor council, J. H. -J�enney international organizer, of the 'sheet metal workers; F. Bush, internat onal organizer of the Garment Workers #Union; E. W. O'Dell, international organizer of the boot and shoe workers' union; J. A. McClelland, vice-president of the International Association of Machinists; W. Harper,, international Association of Machinists; Tom Moore, International organizer Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jo ners; Walter Holla, Hamilton district labor council; Walter Brown and T. A. Stevenson, Toronto dlatrir-t labor council; A. O'Leary, International Ho el and Restaurant Employees Uniol| Barnes Ralph, International Brewery Workers' Union; J W. Bruce, goneral organizer International Brewery Workers Union. Provincial representat ves at the farm labor conference included Hor D. Marshall, minister of agriculture, Alberta; Hon W. 11. Motherwell, ifchi inter of agriculture, Saskatchewan; T. F. Molloy snd Iff F. Auld, also from Saska'f he^an; Hon. T. H. Johnson, and L. ulr, Kon, .Manitoba; Prem'er A. K. Arsenaid!-, TV..;-.:e l:dv/ard Island; Dr. J. 3J. Ma^lc:;. Bri.ish Columbia; C. K Ba Ilia, Or.'.a- u; H. B. Thomson repro.-ontlnp: the food control'.or; ff. W. Wood, president United Farmers of Alberta; Blake Robertson, assistant superintendent of immigration; J. W. Tweddale, New Brunswick. NEW RECORD ENDURANCE Washington, Jan. 16.-A new record for,sustained endurance has been establ shed by one of .the new "flush deck" destroyors, the navy department announced today. The voyage was from a Pacific to an Atlantic port and occupied ton and one half days, the vaverage speed being 19.15 knots per hour. A new record also was set in the construction ot-the destroyer,) Toronto, Jan. 16.-Teachers only 51 weeks elapsing from the lay- j schools, both hlgb and public, are oe-ng of her keel to Update ot launch- � mandmg a real ^vision ot the salary inSt _ --fechedule this year. They want a DISLOYALTY CHARGES 1 year, according to grades, and they the exemption appeal courts here yes terday, Dr. J. E. Dube stated that he was appalled at the amount of illness and ^diseases prevailing among men of military age. He attributed the trouble chiefly to cigarettes. �-------- ------ --e^* "uf�y Dr. Dube expressed the opinion that nose tnat aI1 Ie&aI torms had been oh if,the government had in mind the es-, served, tablishment of a federal medical hoard now is the opportunity to do the Canadian race a great deal of good. the government's investigation of the activities of former Premier Caillaux. He is a lawyer and was one ot cue guests of M. Caillaux at a luncheon given to Signor Cavallinie, an Italian. Comby also is said to have accompanied Deputy Loustalot, whose immunity has been suspended in connection with the Caillaux affair, to Switzerland to see Abbas Hilmi, the former Khedive of Egypt. v Govt. Sustained Paris, Jan. 16.-The chamber of deputies sustained the governments action in the Caillaux case late yesterday. The vote was taken after the government had been interpellated by Ernest L-afont, Socialist deputy, who held that the opening of the Caillaux safe deposit box in Itnly in the absence [ of a representative of the accused Was illegal. Premier Cleir.enceau* was called upon by the Socialist to'reply. Ed-ouard Ignace, undersecretary for military justice, however, answered^ for the government, saying that the case was in the hands of the department of justice and was following the usual course. . After repeated calls. Premier Cle-menceau rose from the government bench and said it was the Italian government which had presided at the search of the safe in the Florence I bank and France was obliged to *up- of two are de lar a Fairmont, Minn., Jan.. 15.-Three arrests on charges of disloyalty were made today on warrants issued by County Attorney Allen as the beginning of a round-up of pro-Germans in Martin county. GERMANS DENY IT, Amsterdam, Jan. 16.-The Wolff Bureau, the German semi-official agency, denies a report that entente aviators caught distributing President Wilson's message in Germany from the air would be shot as spies. It says: "The fact that the message obtained the widest publicity in all German newspapers suffices w to una' this badge othemvi-!? than for Red Cross purposes. Toronto, Jan. 14.-Mrs. Ethel Holt, Ma'.land street, aged 32, was instant-| ly k lied by an electric shock while � taking her bath at her home Saturday. It appears that she had taken an electric heater to the bathroom with her and placed it on the floor near the b:ith. and must have reached over and taken hold of it with her wet'hands. FLOUR MILLS BURNED" Brnntford, Out., Jan. 14-Tho V/oodv Flour mills at Norwich, owned by T. L. Wood, formerly of ibis city, now of Norwich, were totally destroyed with contents by fire on Sunday morning during the blizzard, trie wire is blamed, very heavy, though was carried. A crossed elec-The loss will ho partial insurance. Hy the net tVu> Kod Cross is. authorized tb act in matters of relief under the said treatv .i;u 1 in affilhi tlon with the British Red Cross society. The act and amendment of 191ft makes it the duty of the Central Council (compo-.. d of eighteen members elected 1% the society and of mer-hers appointed by the provincial branches) to organize br-fnehes in 'the various provinces. The Alberta branch was forme:! in 1911 soon after the beginning of the war. Loral branches and auxiliaries were organized as quickly as possible and the active xvorj^f aocloty begun in this province. The head office for the proviffce is at Calgary. r / FlREi UNDER CONTROL Listowel, Ou\.t Jan. 14.-The-fire in the Main Street block was finally gotten undfcr control last evening after an all-day battle, the volunteer f'rs-nien working heroically in relays. Tiie latwst estimate of loss placer'the figure a- 520.1,00(1, only partly covered by insurance.. There are no severe, in-Jurit:>- bu> the r.re Hgliters suffered, somev;hut from frost bite. O'vdle Railway CUT TO PIECES St. Thomas, Ont., Jan.^14. Dawson, a"TMchigari Cen4ral switchman, .while switching cars in a blhidin.^sn w storm Saturday morn* ing missed his step and fnll'njf-'tie. neatti the wheels was cut to pieces tunucr his tram. ?4331969 09 ;