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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta otiTs nis �     � � �     FORBID SOCIALIST PROPA. QANDA IN QKRMAN ARMY WBoUlngton, Jan. 18.-Orders forbliidlng all SoclalltB propaganda In tho German army have itooen issued by tho German military authorities, according, to tt'despatch today from Switzerland. Socialist newiipapori^ arc forbidden to be gent to the soldiers, ,  4>   � � � � � � � � 4>i� Bolsheviki Piremter In Strain"-ed Relations >^ith His Forei^/Minister COP^DITIONS POINT TO NEW REVOLT IN THE COUNTRY SOON Stockholm, � Jan. 18.-nelatlons between 'Premier Lenlne and Foreign Minister Trotzky are growing more vitralnod dally, tho Petrograd. corres-pondemC ot the Helslngfoi-s Huvuda-tndsbladets reports. Lenlne la aald to 1)0 displeased both at the way Trotzky contlnuoHsly occupies the public eye and at his foreign policy, which Lonlno bolIe|G8.1s contrary to the best inter-oats of tne Russian rpvolutlon. Trotzky formulates his own foreign policies without regdrd to what Lenlne advises, and often without submlttlns questions to the premier. ' Friends of Lenlne, the coirespond-ent adds, declare that he intends to aubmlt his resignation to tho congress ot workmen's' and soldiers' delegates In order to force a vote ot confidence or lack of confidence. Turbulent Conditions Londc/, .Tan. IS.-News from Russia In the morning newspapers adds nothing to yesterday's report of the Russo-Rumanlan relations and tho former emperor's escape, nor does it make clear whether the constituent assembly would meet today as reported previously. Despatciies from Petrogi'ad indicate that ferment In tho oity is likely If the I, assembly meets: Large deraonstra-11 \ tlons are being prepared by the alliance for the (Jefcnce of the constitu-cnt-fwsenibly, which Is issuing appeals to the people in the streets and U carrying on agitation ia the Inllltary r.barrackS'and among the crews of the -JifBrshlpB In the Neva. -T)�e correspondent of the DallyNew? (V* ays'thaf. trouble of some kind Is almost certain, The fee.lng among tho soldiers .Qf the Petrograd garrison, a Eeefij^afrflespatch to the Dally Mall eajrs, .ds.^eooming more'divided, and ' the-%6verhr..ent cannot place full reli-I ance,on:tbem as it could a month ago. , Cpndltldns ,ot .llfevlnj Petrograd'. i�. , degcrlbed'by the varlou.h reports sug-Kcst fliat the people aro likely to aelxe any resort to expr.ess their discontent. Food is- sometimes impossible and al-, ways difficult, to procure, says the Dally News' correspondent, who adds . that Petrograd has forgotten the taste of milk, thoigh it is posaffile now and then to obtain an Interior grade of butter at ten roubles a'pound. The manager of the.rerslan discount loan bank and several high officials ot the finance ministry and tho treasury department, according to a Reuter des-patol>, are charged with aiding tho strikers In the > government departments. ARE EVIDENCE OF GREiTOISCONTENl Impatience Over Delay in Peace S^gotiations May Lead to Revolt A USmANS COMPLETEL Y DEMAtED BY ITALIANS; Italian HeaiMtiartbe�n replaced by a mulctary governor. r ,,The>;Vlonna correspondent of the iKIutilch Hhiibte Nachrlchten says that r6t>orts of ^tt, Austrian cabinet crisis are well founded: Dr. Von 'Bydler, the premier, Is-optfiiksed 'not only by Czechs and the soUtb Slavt, It Is asserted, but also by the Socialists, who like the rest are chafing ' under the food dlfUculties,  while the German deputies are hostile owing to the pr^m'or'B, alleged' weak attitude towards the Czechs and south Slavs. These outbreaks, ;Uie newspaper adds, are symptomatic of what might happen in the dual monarchy if the negotiations should be broken on ac-noust ot the German policy. Reports continue to be heard of the newspdpers, recording demonstrations,' ftLMERPOPUlAR Demonstrations Against That piolicy ill' Some Placets in GiCfmany . FIX COSI FLOUR Food .Controller Says White Flour May Disappear From Households London, Jan,. 18-The political situation iu Germany and the relations with B'ussla continue to be-agltatied In tteOOTmSn pK!?4f'a)tbmi!�h there appears-to have-�1*en.. u6 fresh'Tlevelop: unsatisfactory, distribution, sufferings',, meiit of' espoclal-sgnlficance. An shortages, prosecutions for hoarding | article quoted from German newspap- and allegations o� protlteeriug. The labor correspondent ot the Times says it is evident that a.situation, is Imminent which ,win 'tax the food department to the utterraoist. He says there Is no occasion for alarm,but-a need for' complete frankness and prompt action. The writer re-states the 'view of the workers that not only are the wealthy people able to escape hqueue troubles by the power of'their purses, but they 'are getting all the supplies they require while the poor ^tand for hours exposed to the weather, and, then, often get nothing. The workers also are convinced that an artificial-scarcity has been created ers',' received by Way of Switzerland, gives; an idea ot the trend of feeling in relation to, these questions^ The Frankfurter .Zolt^ing warns its readers; against undue optlm'sm in regard to the negotiations with the Russians, Whom it accuses ot attempting to bin der the proceedings'both at Brest-Lit ovsk and at Petrograd, lor their own Interests.- The Volks Stimme.of Mannhe'm, a I Socialist paper, says that serious popular' demonstrations against the German annexationist policy occurred at Budlapest aud other towns in Hun Gen^JCornlloft. leader of one of^ the � breaking up of meetlSgs arranged by ; J^Jia^'^l^t,'^^!.^'^^^!;: opposition factions. Is reported to have been wounded In a fight between his forces and Bolsheviki at Chernigov. M.^Bronaky, commissary for foreign trade, says that- a decree regulating foreign trade would be issued shortly. 11 will provide that trade will be allowed only; with countries where commtt-teeg aro appointed to Insure that Imports from Russia will not pass through th'o hands ot middlemen and which will guarantee that goods thus import-,,ed win not bcCsubject to speculation or re-exportation. the annexationist Fatherland party, but it is dlfficultto ascertain to what extent this movement has been carried. , ^ Shortage of "Meat The Deutsche TaisesZeitung/publishes agricultural reports . showing win be allayed only when the food,controller convinces the average working-man that curtailment is unavoidable. An instance ot speculation, which Is In nowise Isolated, was given at New^ port yesterday when Captain Willlams>; ____ _______^ the national service representative^ that in "consequence of'tive shorta'ge ^''ere, declared he had evidence that of fodder the deail. weight bl\ cattle speculator bought a large ctttch of Toronto, Jan. 18.-"White flour, beef, bacon and other foodstuffs may soon disappear from the household," said Hon. W. J. Hanna, food controller, in an interview here today. " The price of flour will likely be fixed within a short time. Beginning February 28, all bread In Canada will be of one standardized quality. "Experts are�now at work flgur-- out the .decrease In cost of pcoduc-lion of flour and what price may be fixed with a view to lowering the price to the consumer.'' ^ FORjjiOFFENSlVE St, John, N.B., Jan. 18.-That the Canadian lines are tightening up and defences a'trengthehe'd In anticipation OUU01.0SL uuu i:rr,^� n,,'^�'I,'' of a Qerman offensive was the Infor- f.^'I,?iL* motion ..v�n hv ,�f,rno^ �ffl.�� HertUng made his statement In re;chstag. th sent to the Berlin market is only one half the ndtmal and that large-'numbers,of milch cows, must be slaughtered, to provide the prescribed meat rations, Debate is Proceeding in House ' -Antagonism-to Motion 1- Shown 'i ... ^. � � � Cut Down fly. Traffic ' A telegram fropi Rotterdam says: that beginning today, all railroad'passenger traffic In Germany ls^heing reduced sixty per cent. The published explanation Is that foodstutta and other goods which havo accumulated at certain centres niust be distributed. Tlie correspondent who sends the report to London says, however, that there is every reason to believe the transfer of troops to the western front is the real reason,; adding'that It^s veportod,these troops are to be moved suddenly for'a concentrated offensive. ARRiyCS SAFC^Y An Atlantic Poirt, Jan;i8.-TheJla-1 wallan-AniericanUrie Steamship Texan, which was ina-colUaion at sea last ' Quebec, Que'., Jan. 17.--Mr. Sauvo Monday, arrived here safeljr today j3>|n the Quebec legislature today,' p-i' " . �  � ' read his suggested amendment to tho ' ' ' Francoeur motion, which was as fol-. lows: - "Thot all tho words after Quebec In the main motion bo struck out and replaced by'the following: "In view of tho marked hostility that Is being shown to it by certain leading sp'rlts in provinces situated 'to tho west ot,tho capital ot our country, and tho insults published daily in the. great newspapers which mould or direct public opinion In those pi-ov-IncoB, and as n. uousoquenco ot the adverse attitude adopted by a' tremendous majority of the oloolorato of Que-Uec and by a cons'clornblo nun:h��r ot, uitizona ot other parts ot tho country towards the' MilituVy Sorvlco Act, ' " 1917, and other acts vosuUInB from it, this province doems it Us duty, in tho Interest of the ponco ajid harmony � which 8hoi)ld reign In tho dtferent provinces of the Canadian confedera' tlon, to. tiddress itself to Ilis. Maj-Qsly tho King !n council toask, by vtr^ ' tue of olauao-IJG of the British North Amerlcftv Adt, tho repeal of' the Mil's fish from south coast fii^hermen at a ridiculously low price and sold It: at a profit of more than 1,000 per| cen)^. As a result, he said, the public was cbmpelled to pay more .than forty shiUings for what had cost three shillings. � . ,� In,view of the growing irritation the speech which Lord Rhondda, the food controller,-is expected to make in I^on-don today'is awaited with thp greatest Interest. It is understood the speech will cover the general food situation and that important statements will be made by the controller. .. i j  IS REPUACED\ > Copenhagen, Jan. 18.-^Rudolph Von Valenttni, who has been head of the emperor's dvll cab'net since 19il)8, has been replaced by Herr Von Berg, governor-of the lirovlnceot East Prussia, according to the Kreuse Zeltiing of Berlin. As chief .of the ciyll-cab' inet Von Valentlnl was. private 869-retary to the.emijeror and held an in-^uentfal position as intimate adviser to the.emperor. ; �; ^ M10 MASSACRE iji THE WHITK IN INDIA ' ,..� '--7- / this Was Part of Conspiracy ' Against British Rule Fornent" ? ed By the Germans matlon given by returned officers whb arrived here-by steamer and left for their homes In the west. Prominent among the'party were: Captain (.Kev.)"Bob" Pearson, of Cal-l^ary, member-elect ot the Alberta leg-Wlature; Lieut. B. W. Harmon, M.C., of Woodstock, N.B.; Lieut. C. D. Boblln, sonof Slr.R. P. Roblln, es-premler ot Manitoba; Dr. J. H. Egbert, ot Cal-,ry; Captain J. M. Ready, M.C., Tor- Washington, Jan. 18.-America felt the pinch ot war perhaps for the first time today when Its Industries hanging idle under tho fuel adnSlnistratlon's order Issued to relieve the coal shortage and release fuel for ships loaded with supplies for the American army and the allies. ^ �In the face of protests predicting d'lsastrous consequences and a formal request from the senate to stay its execution temporarily, the order ,wa3 signed last night by Administrator Garfield, with the approval of President Wilson. ALBERTA MAY GEI NEW Negotiations Now Being Carried on Between Dominion and Provincial Oiovts. As sent out to state fuel adniinis-  trators the order contained but few changes from the form ot the abstract,.^ made public Wednesday, nor did it-clear up to any extent the confusion resulting Irom Us lack ot detailed Interpretation. . By Its provisions manufacturing ' plants east of the JIlss.sslppl and In Louisiana and Minosota, with raro exceptions, will be closed for five days beginning today and virtually all* business activity v.-ill be stopped on every Monday, tor a period ot ten "� we,eks beginning January 21. Through Its application liie fuel ad-; ministration expects coal to move to essential consumers including railroads,,householders, public utilities 1 and shipping Interests, and producers of food, in whoso behalf the order Is ; issued. Protests Continue. Protects from business interests; throughout the country and t)ie storm in congress continued today. Pa.lure ot the fuel administration, to heed tho senate request that tho order be held, up until an investigation could bo' � made led to an agitation by many senators in favor ot making a direct appeal to Pres.dent Wilscm. Thet uel-administraior justified his action In a lengthy statement last night in which he was prompted by,; the necessity for moving American ' troops abroad and furni.sli.ng the American army and allies with food aud supplies. The country, ho said, had Edmonton, Jan.,17.-It negotiations now being carried on between- the Dominion and the provincial governments come into effect It will nxean a new tuberculosis sanitarium for the province of Alberta, to be established shortly. Tho project, as submitted by the Dominion government, provides, for the building of-the hospital at-a'Cost reached a po;nt ol over-pvoduccion as of $400,000, half ot whlch.-wiU'bepro--'far as distribution was concerned andV vlded by tho province; "Durltfg' tho manufacturiug plants could well at- ; war this, hospital will be'-used prlmar- fof|l to remain Idle tor a short t.^lovf lly for soldiersi but as' soon as it until transpuriatic^n, both rail and wat-ceases- to be required 'wholly or Injer, could catch up. >' part'for this purpose, It will revert entirely to the provlnceyfop "general �8e as a sanitarium. No.iiSlte,;has ..bean chosen tor the'bulldihg as .yat'i' f LESAtt POiyGl||RMANY Light Sentences^One' ;^oldier Confesses to HaVing Married Five Times San Francisco, Calif.', Jan. 18.-Massacre of tho white population of India was part of an alleged conspiracy against British rule In that country, according to testimony given yester-dnVat the trial of, thirty-one persons'] chaijged with consplraicy, by Pramatha Nath Mukerji, a defendant, who testified tor the government. He said he had made a trip from India to Shanghai to warn alleged, revolutionists that the British authorities were aware of Geneva, Jan. 18.-Several south German newspapers which have been received here, raise a cry of alarm over the Increase of bigamy In Germany during 1917. They says the many acquittals and the lenient sentences Imposed Indicate that the authorities are condoning the offence. Among the excuses .pleaded by the men accused are loss of taemory because of shell shock; departure ot the wife without leaving 4o'n, Ont.; and Flight Commander J. Falls, of Vancouver, who has bagged 29 Hiin airplanes. ^\ cajtainc. b: c;ck�uh;;iian;a-' ^^ftjrr ^t'^l^n^^r'' - . _ - , _ \ot a. wife. Some have gone-so far as to declare boldly that-plural marriages are good for the nation's future. A coriioral told a Munlch.icourt that he got married every: tline be .obtained leave from the trenches aiid believed he had.five wives. Eleven cases were tried; in Berlin, seven in Bologne and.'; tlvejh-Munich last December, The deceived women usually are not willing to prosecute. ' 6ANK of ENGLANC^ dTATJEMCNT Copenhagen, Jan. 18.-A declaration -elther^through the chancellor's com- ing speech or iii the form of a special . - ,-...........----------- -----,-.. - - ptoolamation-Is expected tftls week ; their plans and knew of the \plaCe rWrdlng Germany's attitude t|Oward designated tor the landing of munitions to be used in the uprising. Maurice Hall, (ormsr honorary con- Polish, Lithuanian and Lettish' terri torles, according to a Berlin despatch to a Copenhagen newspaper. Concern- �u) general tor Turkey here, testified ing Poland, the decla,ratlon Is expected thijit the Gennoa government sent to state that Germany is both polltlc- �250,000 to Son Francisco In 1914 for war and propaganda work. tCoN'riNUBP ON PaMK 9) Local Branches oi the Red Cross , -7 . 1 J ' It In the bp(ni(^n of tiie executive ot^tho Provincial Branch of the Rod Cross society/'conditionB are favorable in the. way of proposed inembeCT ship and there is a go'od prospect that sufficient, funds can bo raised, a local branch iwlll be organized, it iipplication therefor ia made by.any responsible, person: X The local branch must be selt-s^sitalnlng.' It muft bo able to purchase nil the supplies required forvits purposes and send moneys, to the provincial office to. be forwarded ror Red Cross-purposbs nearer the s(;&t of-warfare. Where It is notf thought ndvliuiblo to. form a branch-n Ideal auxiliary may be fornled on application. This upplieB. particularly to the very Btnull centres and gives un opportunity for ev.sl'y one no matter where situated to particlpato in Rod Cross, work. The nux iliaries are gonoraily linked/up with tho nearest local branch. The local branch will always bo pleased to forward "a bag of work to ony poraonor group of peraonii desirous of'aiding. Of.course, all work has to bo done according, {h^'inairucttons. Bulletins aro ^ent out vogulariy showing what is needsa'an^. the branches wUll always'l)o ready to show, now tho-^rork Is done. ,^Mhch depends on the uniformity of tho work. Materlaln to be .made up can eltherj be obtained'by a'local branch either locally through the,,provincial' offioe at Calgary. Miss Plnkham is the honorary �ecrotary.^nd,wlllattepd to every application. The local auxiliaries get their supplieB from the 'branch they (ai-e working under and injjwtum the auxiliary turns .li^ nil collections of'noneya to the branch. Loudon, Jan. li^.-^The> tact that the Irish convention, has adjourned f until i ne.�t Tuesday, instead of closing this week, as reported U understood to mfiau, according to the Daily . News, )thaf the government in the meantime 'will.' ascertain whether a compromise is possible on the point at Issuer H is ally and economically dlsintorested, and with regard to' Lithuania and Courlnnd, they are to remain politically Independent but closely joined with Germany In an economic alliance. London, Jan.. lS.-^;rhe weekly state ment of the Bank of England shows the following changiss: " , Total reserve, increased �67,000; circulation, decreased' ,�3681000; bullion,, decreased �310,668; ,6ther,sec-^ . At Chicago . .-,CJ;iicago, Jan. 18.-iviore than one billldti. dollars in capital and some 500,00.0-workers are idle todajr. inUjo Chicago d.strict, as a result ofthe con- �� servation order ol tho federal fuelad-ministratlon, according to tigures coiu-plled by commerciul oodies from the latest census reiiorts. The estimated loss ot wages byi^ workers in tho--district dur.ng the enforced idleness for tho live day period beginning today and the nine succes-. Slve Mondays is ?1.7,000,000. Business men aud manufacturers. had apparently decided to observe the spirit as well as the letter ot the or- " der, following lutlle efforts ot yester-' day to obtain a modificatlou of the ddlct. . - ' The Chicago,board ot trade and the b.'g packing plants here will continue lin operation as usual. In Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Penna., Jan, 18.- Approximately 2,000,000 workers in;; Pennsylvania will be thrown out ol ^employment during tho five day shut^ down ot Industries affected by the fed-' ei;al fuel admin.stratiou's order, ac- ; cording to statistics compiled by the ' state department of labor and Indusr try at Harrisburg. Ono million and'u half workers will be similarly affect-,� ed on the Monday holidays and the' approximate loss in wages was'placed t at ?yl4,000.000. V . V ; , Many of the department stores and � manufacturing interests In Phlladet-phit^annoullced today that they would pay their employees during the enforced suspension. . ; , Presldeftt Won't Interfere Washington, Jan. 18.-It wos stated f officially early today that PredM^nt ' W.lson is not ev?n considering Interfering with tho fuel restriction- order and feels that the country will bo sat. Isfled with its necessity. At Buffalo uritles, increased �167,000; public Buffalo, N. Y. Jan. 18.-Twenty--deposlts. increased je3!617.0fiQ; other .five hundred industrial plants eraploy-deepslts, decreased �1,944^000; notes 'ing between 500,000'and-600,000 meii reserve,' increased'�96,009;- govern-' .- ment securities, decreased �100,000 The proporton of the bank's reserve Ho liability, this weak Is 19.57 per cent; last weok^lt-was 19.71 per cent, � .'. �......\ . Need of Raiding More M^n werjB idle today as a result ')f iheiSU�T;.";iS pension order Issued by tlie fueK�,d-j, iU' ministration. The observance ot:the\Jv!;S order was\general, _ , v^. To 'Kisep Exchange Open ' ,New York, Jan.-18.-The goveinipg � Mi committee of the New York Stock'Bxi chonge yesterday voted to keep thtl 4i exchange open on Mondays from Jin- 'iji uary 21 to-March 25, 'in order that.the.'i'l money loan markQi be In a puRHIon'*to'.i�y' be undisturbed, and that banks and borrowers and lenders of mon^y Uftxp '^mi tho facilities ot a market" V f^f;,**^^ ' The committer also decided ihi)t'itho."kS cvthauge Would be^ open during thvfi^ five days specified In the fuel admlBl�*� !3 trator's; order, .KCdiaon PlanttClose Orange, N;J,. Jan. 18.-In comp'' anoe with the order ot Fuel .AdmlsV I,iondQn, Jan.. 18, - premier Lloyd came from Von 4rirpiJ)t\ffSUl^never.'' George, addressing th� labor delegates |\ 'Our channel ports are nQt,nlr^'(rom today said no man; standing on - the the tigliting Une,'^ opntiniiedlthepre-.^tchtower could deny the urgency of mle^, "and unless wp>rf I'p^^pared to the need tor raising more men. , Lstand.up to the pebplbiSvho iiire dbpiin-The prime minister said no democ-: atlng Germany, Brita 11, BHtlsh dim- ..-i.^, . vn.-^-i^y,, ..^ -rrT---.......^\:,7"-.r-:--' 1 racy has ever long survived the failure ocracy, French demJcraoy,^ and tho ,w.-nr^^i tv.,,!^^^^^ reported from Dublin thn* P-e'^'.ev 1 m its adherents to be ready to die W democracy of Europe, will be at'the Si " h-JH^wn^.^^^^^ Lloyd Oeorgo has taken steps to in- it. , ' I mercy of the most oriel military au. form himself personally pt the attitude , Mr.' Lloyd George said that he ana'had'l�ef�. herd-1 rhinnirn T�.."-ifi'-::whfin'th , . . ' ' -minatton oC Ithe war.".. .-^ 1 ly a voice ot crltlclsmTlnvfl ,trpm a,few I ;n?,'^^rTtrade ona^d tod^^ There- waa- no man willing to make who wished he had made niiN'entreme JLwl"! ,,oL^^^^ paaqe�wlthbut complete;reiforafio� of demand8^:Tha^8oolallsl�. rolim^^^ WiEATHER H>�H......... f ortoaitT-CoiiUniisd Voldr' * *'' consultatlon-ihere was no oppo.rturi- President Wilson's W�r:aiD1�.had'been^"'" "''^^"oHIm^ ^4lBeIs(ttm and reparation, the premier Italy and oT^sat BiS&n&Lidffl '^^^^if J^^^,''^y'^^y'^^^' '^;i,ld.'...Prom,Germany there had been accepted them aa ^'^1*^?W*�i - , but.;^Mie 4Mwer. be added, "and 4t demands. .J-l'/'i i ' ^;|r,r,Q, .itoN'riNUitn! UK .2, 445 29 A$0A 37 ;