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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta rill jil f VDLIMM XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, Till RSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1918 NtJMRKrt l\] 11 � A Lethbridge's "Own" General No Continuation of The Re-" F port-Mew Version of Rumanian Incident RUMANIANS CLASH . WITH BOLSHEVIKI IN STREETS' ODESSA .> .> > > O SIX KILLED IN 3TORM AT SEA Washington, Jan.1 17.-Six moil wero killed and three injured on the XL S. S. Michigan when the ship was caught In a heavy gale at sea, it was officially announced today. v a * 4� ,> * O �  * > * ? o | London. Jan, 17.--NhmoIaH Roman ion1, i'ior Czar of Russia, and his far/ lily, h;\ adopted a resolution urging that.the former emperor he brought to Kron-Btadt or Pelrograd. A despatch from Amsterdam on Tuosday""reported that German papers had scid that the former empress had become insane and was confined to a snnitorlum at To* bolsk. Uer condition was reported to he hopeless. New Version Rumanian Incident London. Jan. 17.-The version of the inehbuu that resulted in the arrest of Rumanian Minister Dinmandi given by the Potrograd correspondent of the Daily News says that Rumanian troops surrounded o Rush'an regiment and with it some Austrians who were visit n.^ the Russians, thus" breaking Ihrj conditions of the armistice on (he eastern front. The Rumanians stopped the Russian supplies,t disarmed tho Russ*an sold'ei\s and arrested the regimental committee. The whole incident, the correspondent says, suggests a German agency, because nothing would suit the Ger-m>u*y bettor than an excuse to break* wirh Russia over a breach of tho ar-1 mistiee instead of over an important point iffe Friendly ^^^^ It 1* insisted by the correspondent that the visit otr the allied and neutral diplomats to Premier Leniue constituted a defucto recognition of the Bol-sheviki government. He says the general lone of the conversation at the meeting was fr end\y. The Italian ambassador took the-opportunity to protect against (ho looting of; his wine celb.r. Leniue replied that the ambassador should have telephoned to "1 EASED RATES M TILL JUNE 1 ST Ry. Commission Says Present Freight Rates on Whe*�t to Stay Till Then \ him. , /M. Rudnev. mayor of Moscow ami leader ot the Social Revolutionists invited foreign journalists to meet h;m Tuesday for the purpose of securing support for his party. The conversations at the meeting, the correspondent of the Daily News say.*, confirmed his view that more is to be feared than gained from a replacement- of \thc Bolsheviki' by the Social Revolut'onists. The Social Revolutionists, Rudnev says, control a majority of the constituent assembly, and would, if tb assembly meets, immediately appeal to the allies for an inter-allied conference w'A.i a view to opening negotiations for an immediate diplomatic peace. The speeches ot Lloyd George and Wilts en could be the stapling points and a speedy answer to life appeal would be desirable as delay would mean the ruin of the Social Revolutionists and a serous risk for the allies. Asked whether If the Bolshevik! retain power and wage a/holy war against Germany the Social 'Revolutionists would support it, M. Rudnev is reported to have replied: "We regard the Bol-sheviki as a mirage. In Ihe case you mention we would act toward the Bol-Hbev'k1 government us we acted toward the Czar." Ukrainians London, Jan. 17.- has occurred in the between Ukrainian troops, according to in Fight f -A pitched battle streets of Odessa and Bolsheviki a despatch re- ceived in Potrograd and forwarded by Reuters. The Ukrainians held the theatre building and posted machine guns In noarby streets. The shooting soon spread throughout the city. The chief of the Bolsheviki troops was Wounded mortally. A battleship and other warships in Ottawa, Jan^ 17.-The railway commission In a judgment handed down today, grant* the request of the western grain men that the increased freight rates on wheat authorized by the recent judgment of the board be not brought into effect until June 1 next. The request of the lumbermen to postpone .the application of rate3 affecting lumber i& ndt granted. The board finds in this case that no application for a stay of judgment ought to be granted. The continuance In force of the present rate applies to wheat only. On all commodities other than wheat the new rates come inffc effect on February 1. ' The judgment saya in part: "Wheat buyers and country elevators are not permitted to carry on bus- J in the ordinary course insofar ; as wheat is concerned. They arc compelled by order of the board of grain supervisors 'for' Canada to purchase wheat at a specific price. They are also j compelled by the same board to sell wheat at a specific price.. "Figures submitted which are not disputed by the railways show that ; the board of grain supervisors has held these grain buyers down* to a price which will certainly permit of no excessive or unreasonable profit, but will /doubtless result in some loss, certainly in loss having regard to the | activities of the buyers insofar as i wheat itself is concerned. ! "In view of the artificial position, therefore of wheat, brought about by legislation doubtless necessary in view of war conditions and in view of the � posjtiou in which wheat purchasers J ' have been placed, I am of opinion that1 the increase*} allowed for the carriage f of wheat-ought not/now to bo made effecHve. I would postpone the effective (1 ate of rate increase s for th o transportation of this commodity until the first day of June noxt. This" will enable all wheat purchased at the old rate and subject to the old conditions to be hauled to Fort William before the new rates' take effect. The like* conditions do not. apply to coarse grains, nor indeed to any grain other than wheat. In my opinion, the effective date of the judgment ought not to be postponed having regard to these commodities.'* j In refusing to grant the requests of, the lurabermeiufor a postponement of the;increase until March 1 or April 1, Sir Henry Drayton, who writes the judgment, states that the shippers have had notice for eight mouth of the railways' application for Increased rato. "They have been," he says, "in a position to protect themselves by taking orders at the point of production sufjject to the cost of railway haul. As it is, there will be delay before the increases are put in-. It will take .time for the railways to file the specific advances authorized and until these are provided the judgment of the board cannot bo carried into ef- l o Hun Sailors London, Jan. 17.-A mutiny among ^ submarine crews at the German naval j base of Kiel on January 7 is reported In an Exchange Telegraph d if patch from Geneva* Thirty-eight officers are said to have been killed. * The Geneva dispatch quotes advices received there from Rasel giving details concerning the mutiny. It i is said to have; been begun by sub-; marine ereivn, and subsequently to ; have spread to portions of cruisers stationed at Kiel. Some of the men who joined in the attack on the officers took part in the earlier mutiny at Kiel, the dispatch reports. If. adds: "Although the mutiny was local, it shows that'German naval men are .lis-satisfied, especially in the submarine service, as the number of boats returning to . German ports is decreasing every month. BRIGADIER GENERAL J. S. STEWART, D. S. O. Rumanian King is Arrested 16.-Premier F signed an order fpr King Ferdinand of /Rumania, who is to be sent to Petrograd for Imprisonment in the fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul. Petrograd, Lenine today the arre3t of i The order for the king's arrest describes in deta'l the way it is to be carried out and in which the king is. to be guarded. The Bolsheviki believe they have sufficient forces, on the Rumanian front to carry it out. -Disclosing "un-the News editor- So made there many enquiries have been lately regarding whether ^had Been fixed a price for seed grains that W. A. Buchanan, M- P., the other day wired Geo. H. Clarkf chief seed commissioner, asking him for a definite state ment. Following is the reply: "There is no shortage of seed wheat. Pr'ce - $2.40 basis Fort William. Considerable difficulty securing 'seed oats. Pries reclean-ed seed one dollar basis government interior elevators." (Sgd.) GEO. -H. CLARK. The price of seed wheat is therefore 19 cents above the fixed price for No. 1. . Seed oats are about 15 cents above the prevailing price for No. a C.W. at Fort William. Telegraph Briefs' * \ *___ --- - * 1  " " -v SON PREMIER COMING Liverpool, Jan. 17.-The Fost says that Major Richard Lloyd George,- son of the premier, will .go to America wilh Earl Reading, high commissioner to the United States. SUCCESSFUL RAID London, Jan. 17.-'^Ve carried out a successful raid last night north of St. Quentin," the war office leports. 'The enemy's artillery was active in the Ypres sector. Otherwise ihere is nothing to reort" Toronto, Jan. 17. ionism in the west," _ _ ially says: "According to reports from Winnipeg, Hon. T, C. Norris, Liberal premier of Manitoba, has declared emphatically against the formation of a, union �government in that province. Ho and air the members of his cabinet supported the union movement in the federal arena. They did much to secure the success of the Borden government in Manitoba, aa did Sir William Hearst and the members of the Ontario government in this province. /" "The only reasonable application of the unionist principle in the provincial affairs is that by .whfeh Laurierite members of the .several legislatures may be driven out of public life. That is the form which the unionist move is taking in Saskatchewan and Alberta." There have been various reports in the last few months of mutinous outbreaks in the German nuvy and also in the Austrian navy. Confirmation was given'by the German govern .nent of reports of a mutiny among warship crews at Kiel in September. The men on hoard several capital ships wcr-r* involved and.a number of officers wero aaid to have- been, killed. Unwillingness of the men to do duty on submarines was given as one of the lea-sons for the outbreak. A mutiny at. Ostend among German sailors who refused to go on board submarines was reported in October. Official dispatches received in October reported mutinies-Jn the Austrian navy and clashes between Austrian sailors and crews of the German submarines at Pola in which officers on both sides were killed. E BOCHES LESS s avmg But in Fuel Will Be BJ Loss in Be Tr Will i emenaous CLOSED FOR FIVE DAYS, AFTERWARDS - ON EACH MONDAY UEBEG PE Sevigny David Denounces Senator Says He and Blon-din Offered to Retire Montreal, Jan. 17.-Replying to .1 Washington, Jan. 1C.-Fuel Administrator Garfield issued an order tonight closing down lor five days every manufacturing plant in the United States except those producing food, as a means of meeting the fur.) 1 famine. ' The order goc*:* into effeci. Thursday and applies to all war indmv-y tries as well asUhe non-essential;-;. On Every Monday The administration will close down ftll manufacturing industries, excepting those producing food, on every Monday for a period of 10 weeks. The order applies to all states east. of the Mississippi river and to the states of Minnesota and Louisiana. Office buildings may ba heated during the five-day period to prevent freezing, but on the fcjpndny holiday they must be closed down. v One Edition of Newspapers Newspapers will he permitted tu use heat for but one edition a day. It. applies to both morning and evening' papers. Banks and 'rust companies are not included in the order unless the government of the states specially declare that they will be included. The order makes allowance for any indus/. try which might be put out of businens by permitting It to keep'its plant heated, hut the plant will not be allowed to run. Govt, to Buy the Coal AVashington, Jan. 17.-It developed, today that under the fuel administration's plan the government will buy all coal consigned to the suspended In- / letter in the local press by Senator h dU8lrloB> THese transactions will be O. David, who repeated the claim that conducted thr0URh lho treasury and it he nationalists were responsible for,^ GsUmsitQa it wiH cosf thc goveni.) WANT FISHERMEN EXEMPT Cliarlottetown, P.E.L, Jan. 17.-A pe-1 tltion signed by a large number of I lobster packers has been forwarded to' Premier Borden asking that all fishermen and lobster factories employees be exempted from military service for ) the- season of 11*18. EFFECT TORPEDOES . ' AVIATORS KILLED Mineola, X. Y., Jan. 17.-Harold BlaUctey, on experienced, aviator and his mechanician, Edward Higglns, ware killed yesterday when a military biplane in which they were flying crashed to the ground from a height of about 200 feet. Both men died in an ambulance. BILL Chancellor GETS LIFE FOR MURDER Wauzkon, Ohio, Jan. 17.-Life imprisonment in the Ohio penitentiary -was the sentence imposed yesterday on Frederick Lehmann, Funtou county farmer, conv.'cted two weeks ago of Hudson Maxim Has Invented Scheme, But Govt, of U. S. Won't Try it I Amsterdam, Jan. 17. Von Hertling made his' first appear-j the mirn^r of his wife. Tlte sentence' anee as a member of the Prussian j followed the refusal of a circuit court j cabinet in ,tho Prussian upper bouse ; judge ho grant Lehmann a new trial. � on Tuesday to support the housing I  -1--- f bill. He said the conditions which had j_ STORMS IN HOLLAND grown up around thc large German [ Amsterdam, Jan. 17.-Violent snow-towns and industrial centres were such j storms which recently were prevalent that might fill the members-, of the house with serious hardshipA real UNDER HER OWN STEAM \n Atlantic Port, Jan. 17.-Reports received here today from the steamer pain and occasional sorrow. The maintenance ol repairs to houses had boon impeded "and ih'c increase of housing' facility become almost impossible Dr. Dernburg, speaking on the same bill, said that the conditions in the T--F - - -- ---- ----|*.v#VL4L-l\^r*tVj*l.LUJ. large towns were terrible and must be Holland-Amer in northern Germany have reached flolland. Telegraphic and telephonic communication with adjacent countries is disrupted considerably and rail-' way and street car traffic is disorganized seriously. . Three hospital ships, bound for England with British wounded are held up at Rotterdam, while the Texan, damaged in a collision with an-! abolished. The decline in the number! Nieu Amsterdam is still unable to sail. i can Line steamer other vedsel Monday, said she th3 roadstead opened fire on the town. IJ�*oceedms to port under'hex Accounts of the battle differ as to whether the Bolsheviki have taken the ar-�enal. steam. \*as of births had been very great and the own mortality of children under twelve months had been still worse. Rotterdam, Jan. 1.7.-The course of.l events at Berlin an at Breat-Litovsk would appear to show that the annexationists fcre now masters of the situation. Competent judges of what has been happeningvdeclared tint the alleged conflict between Field Marshal Von Hlndeuburg and General von Lu-dendorff on the one hand and Von Kuehlmanu on the other was -a sham fiftht put up by the Germans to strengthen the already tremendous authority of the army leaders. J Aims and Objects of r\ed Cross The purposes ot the Red Gross society are (1) to* furnish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded of thv. armies in time of war, including wounded enemiee taken by our armies; (2) to perform all the duties-developing upon u National Society by each nation which has acceded to the Treaty of deneva. Tho above means a very close alliance with the ambulance and relief departments of the armies. It includes the erection of hospitals, supplying of nurses and doctors, kiul furnishing of clothing, iTuyiey, drugs, ami numerous luxuries for the sick and wounded. The Red Cross Society ox-tends its activities from the hospitals near the trenches in France,and other battlefields, to the hospitals in Britain and convalescent hospitals of C:.nada. One has but to speak to a returned soldier who has pasBwft through one or more of these hospitals to realize what the Red Cross mean? to the sick and wounded. Yon may get every attention from those in charge of a hospital if you are, a patient, but you lack the personal touch if you have not your friends and near relatives to take an interest in you. The Red Gross society is the 'friend txin\ near reJativo of every wounded soldier. \ Washington, Jan. 17--Hudson Maxim tire inventor, yesterday outlined to the senate ship comnrttee plans for ship construction, which he claimed would minimize" tj�e effect on merchant vessels of explosion of torpedoes by instantly disintegrating through a taoal process tho gases/formed by the explosions. He said he had sought in vain to interest the emergency fleet corporation in his proposal and that he came to the committee in the hope that the government would conduct experiments to determine its worth. His plan,'the inventor said, was to line thc inside of tho hulls of the vessels with cylinders containing water with a steel screed behind them. When the torpedo exploded, the water tanks, he said, would be hurled against the screen, atomizing the water which would disperse, the heat and absorb tho gases. A cargo such as apples, potatoes and similar produce containing a large percentage of water would � serve just as effectively as the tanks, he said. 1 Mr. Maxim declared that the ship protection executive committee luid made an "irrevelant.and untrue report on His plan, asserting that it expensive and ineffective on ships'of less than ten thousand tons. He denied that the plan -would be cqstly and said it would operate on ships of 3,00u or 5,000 tons practically as well as on larger vessels. the stand of the French Canadians on recruiting, Hon. Albert Sevigny, minister of inland revenue, yesterday replied that he and Hon. V. E. Blond in had offered to retire from the cabinet *to admit other French Canadians and thus effect harmony in the Dominion. He claims Senator David had done, nothing to repair the 'errors of 11)11. and contim ed the work of embittering his compatriots. Mr. Sevigny says in conclusion: "The country that has given the greatest example of union and patriotism is France. Here we find 'Catholics, Protestants, Atheists and priests all fighting the Bodies, and dying almost to a man to repulse the enemy, and that -Mr. Senator, for the past three years and a half. Please God that the great task of these Frenchmen has prevented them from .seeing what you and your friends have done in Quebec because if they heard of your conduct they" would tear from you the decorations they have given you and which you have the audacity to wear. Iron crosses have been awarded to .some Boches who are l^ss Boche than you are." Does Not Favor Secession Montreal, Jan. 17.-Lb Clarion of St. Hyaclnthe, does not favor the Francoeiir motion to, take Quebec out of confederation. It says: . "We \X\ib people of Cartada) are divided today on the question of conscription but who can maintain that ] in six months' time or a year we will ment about $75,000,000. State fuel administrators will re-distribute the coal to food plants and other industries, permitted to run. Big Loss WaQes Fall River, Mass., Jan. 17. - Tho closing of the-cotton mills here in accordance with the order of the fuel administration * will include a saving ft from 35,000 to -10,000 tons of coal and a loss iikwages to employees of approximately $1,000,000, according to estimateSfcOf manufacturers. fg Protests Washington. Jan. 17. - Protests against the fuel administration order, closing down industrial plants began-pouring into the White House and congress today from all over the country. Business-men everywhere aroused at the prospect, suggested many other remedies. Frank Criticism New York, Jan, 17.-Surprise and In many instances frank criticism that greeted the first news in New'York of the drastic measures promulgated by the national fuel administration for the conservation of coal, today found officials, employers and employees studying the provisions of the order, their possible effects on the city's industries and the manner in which they would be enforced. Many criticized the orders as unnecessary and as furnishing no real sdlution of Uiq problem; while others not have a government supported by I were inclined to the'belief that sterft the entire Quebec deputation? The Francoeur motion gives us an occasion to show the Dominion that the French Canadians are in favor of the bori entente all along tho line/' measures were needed to cope with the situation and tint the saving of coal, while workjng hardships v on thousands, would be worth the sacrU !f ice. In the opinion of industrial static-inns approximately .'VJ"0.000 wage earners in New York state will be affected by the, temporary shutdown of industries. Of this number, more than 1,90(1^00(1 live and work in this city. The wage loss for the fifteen days, according to conservative unofficial estimates will be over $150,-000,000. May Be More Liberal Washington. Jan. 17.-The fuel ad" ministration will issue a series of-rul-the visit'ug Mexican delegation today, in^s on (luerles concerning the conser-but only in the character of distin- vatIon onler- S^e fuel adniinistra-. *t Buenos Aires, Jan. 17.-Tho foreign office announces that it will receive Montreal, Jan. 17.-L. M. CorneUlev, at, a meeting of the chamber of commerce here yesterday afternoon, re-, ferred to the fact that the federal gov-J eminent is placing 400,000 bushels of seed wheat at the disposal of the province, of Quebec at cos� pj'iee,"and he safd half of thin should be obtained for Montreal district which is best adapted for wheat. He said Quebec's wheat production in 1017 was nearly 4,000,000 bushels and this year it n . should be 1(1.500,000 .bushels. The con-' V". sumption pf wheat in this province. 5' is 12,000,000 bushe's, he said, and this 1 should all be produced'in Quebec. ! Stratford, Ont., Jan. 17.-"Canada leads the world iu production of wheat iper capita," saitf Dr. C. A. Seavitx at -the opening session of the Western itario Dairymen's convention yestcr- WEATHEK 'High ................ 1 Low..................... - Forecast: Fair and cold. � � 13 "Our production is seventy and a half bushels pe* head of population. I Argentina, which ranks next in tjiis respect, produces fifty-six and R third buebels per capita, and the United States forty-five and a third. Canada's guished tourists. Two American detectives arrived here recently and are cooperating with the local police in a search for Captain Von Papen, former military attache of the German embassy to the United States, as the arch-conspirator in the nation-wide labor troubles. , Although it was reported last June that Von Papen was in Argentina directing German spies, a dispatch from Berlin last September asserted that Von Papen, in the capacity of chief general staff officer of a division, was holding one of the most crucial sectors of the Somme front, against which the entente had. been launching their heaviest attacks. ! PNEUMONIC PLAGUE Feng Chen, Shan SI Province, China, Jan. 17.-The hot bed of the pneumonic type plague^prevalent here and in other parts of Shan SI province, is at present Paotecho>v(_oir the Hoang Ho iwest of Ningwufu and the villages sur- tors will not be allowed to make rul- 1 d p ings and the ruilug issued, here will have general application. .The %rder. will not include natural gas nor use of wood as fuel, nor power derived from water. It is said that tho exception of necessary war industries from the operation of the order might be more liberal than first announcements indicated. 9000 Plants Closed Chicago, Jan. 17.-Nearly nine thousand manufacturing plants in the Chicago manufacturing district will bo shut down and 400,000 persons will stop work under M^r. Garfield's order, it was estimated last night. The Chicago district takes in the big ste.el plaxfts at Gary, Ind., Kast Chicago and Hammond and the Calumet and North townships. Stocks Dropped New York, Jan. 17.-Stocks dropped from fractions to over three points at the open ng of the stock exchange , ,nu ,. � , , , today, reflecting the attitude of Wail rounding it fhe natives are dying by I street toward the fuel administration's 10 j exportable surplus of wheat is six i tiroes ihat of tho United States." scores in the streets. Appeals for help are being sent broadcast by the America as doctors recently sent Into tho province to investigate the^condit- ions. drastic fuel "order. The order of ihe.fuel administrator created confusion and uncertainty lus (CONTINUED ON PAGESBVBlSri - \ f - \ 11. ;