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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta -.1:. . - I VOLUME XI. THBRIpGE; ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY If), 1918 NUMBER 33 iisHiom ED OF WAR iPnsoneis Taken on Western Front Tellof Terrible Conditions At Home [are preparing now for hard fighting ini near future Britrali Array Headquarters Jn France, Jan. 18,-(By the Associated Press)-Small Infantry raids, wltU the customary amount of artillery and air activity by both sides, continue to bo the oi:dor of the clay along the British frontl ^ , The much milder weather, accompanied by rain, has swept away the last of the snow, but the mud remains Ks the dictator of military affairs. The opposing forces are continuing their vtttf feeling out processes throughout! the lottg line by maWng suriirlse in-turslons Into each other's trenches and returning with fi few prisoners. The British lately have secured 8omo interesting captives In this way. One , prisoner, � who had thrice hqen wounded, made a statement in iiubstance as foUows:-. "The scarcity of food at homo is Very /)�rious. There is little moat and tattT substances ahd, practically no bread. Fotatoes arb very expensive, ulthougli there is no serious shortage^. 'I?he people are in xi state Qf unrest, but are afraid to attempt organized disturbances. Many Deserteri On Field Marshal Von Hindenburg's [ birthday small busts of the general were placed on the street corners in nearly all Gorman^towns. In most places the people had hurled these to the ground before noop. In Cologne there are over 12,000 deserters j In various prisons. Another prisoner said that for 'a year the Qerman soldiers and people ha^'bcen promised an early peace. Emperj^r ,\Villlam in reviewing a Ulyls-lon after the battle of Cambral said: "Peace on the Russian front is as-Bured.. ;tt,rQii\^iP5-for ua to force an arly peace on the western front RideauHall Is Bone Dry Ottawa, Jan. li.-The dry wave has struck-Ridoau Hall, the home of Canada's governors general whoso cellars since donfodoratlon have I always boon stocked with the choicest'vintages and the best old whiskies, has been smitten by tne prohibition epidemic which is now sweeping I he Dominion. The main cellars have been sealed and during the period ,uf the war, whatever is. at present In stock, ,ivlll accumulate cobwebs and acquire mellow bid age an\^ maturity against the day when the bells ot peace ring out and men desire to rejoice. Still another war economy has been introduced at Qovernment Housa. Those who prefer mlkHo cold water will have to drink skim milk. F8ENCH HiER DEIEMNEDTO END INTRIGUES Stormy Scene in Chamber of Deputies When Another Member Is Involved CHAMBER SUPPORTS PREMIER'S PROPOSAL BY A RESOLUTION Rome, front on the stertement sa\ ail In Big Attempt 19.-The: enemy attacked along a wide yetPiave on Thursday nigh^Today's official I he was arrested. ^ BoarreseDtcd to. voice their opinions "of tne excellent work be has done for the city and district through his poaitiob as head of the board dun(ng_tbe p&sl five years. His re-election vvaa! ifrSeted with rounds of applause, to.wl)i& be replied modestly that he wouId|continue to do his best. , . R. T. BrymneJNuras re-elected vice-president and. Jii.R; Oliver secretary-treasurer, bottfi;befng unanlm�u8 and no other nameB^.il!iilng mentioned. Following is the: nili' slate of officers elected, the nontfiiation!! having been made by a committee with.S. J. Shepherd as chairman: - President, Geo. R. Marnosh; vice-president, R.jT. Brymner; secretary-treasurer, J. R. Oliver; whole, .lohn Home retail, N. 13. Good; mining, H. W. Crawford;'mlUIni^, Geo. W. Green; lumber, G. H. Stacey; professional, D. H. Blton; building and contracting, John Marnoch; real estate, H. Macbeth; agricultural, W. H. Pair-field; rural relations, S. S. Dunham; finance, W. D. King; freight rates, D. J. Hay; railways and transportation, Geo. B, MacKay; municipal and civic improvement, Peter Lund; highways and bridges, A. G. Baalim; membership, B, B. Hoyt; indi'.strles, now enterprises and publicity, John Torrance; entertainment, D. E. Harris. - oUowingis the twenty-Wnhth annual report submitted by the secretary: Membership ant: Attendance The membership for 1917 was 217, ij. of these being officers and members of the council. Four general meetings were held ai,J 21 council mee'tlngs. ENT ASSEMBLY PPOSEO TO BOLSHEVIK -o Bolsheviki Withdraw Information Just received from Washington says tha supplies of seed corn ot the Flint types [of New England, are very scarce and that the United States will not have any for ox-port. On the other haiid, good varieties ot seed corn to be planted for ensilage ' are available for use in the southeastern sections ot Canada. Montreal Star Says Mutual Mis- underetanding With Regard To That Province tweon Pusllesie-Conll and Socialist deputies, M. Deschanel, the president, consulted the chamber which agreed to withdraw the r.'ght ot the Corsican deputy 'to spdak. Deputy Pugliesie-Contl refused to leave the platform. M. Deschanel put-on his hat and left ; the president's chair. The offending dcput^thon started to-leave the platform but went back again. The galleries were then cleared and the ses^ slon suspended. After a short recess, the chamber reconvened to vote on an order of tho day reproving Intrigues tending to civil war. Victor Daldiez, a Radical deputy, proposed to addvthe words "and Royalist intrigues^" Premier Clemenceau ui^'^k-^i-t^i, id ri^^^'^t^ t,^ ttie- addition,' providing It. ^yashlnKton, Jan, .l9.--ftej30rt8 to toe should read "and Royalist Intriguea ' fuel, administration... today showed nr others" LtfauSpdi-tatlop oongestion throughout] \ ' 'the eiiSt vfieingrcleared and. bunker i .. The .premier then proposed a ques Montreal, Jan. 19.-Under the caption of "Quebec ant) Canada", tbe Montreal Star says editorially: ~"A condition of mutual mlsunder-etkndlng between French and Kngllsh Bpeaklng^'Canadians, fanned, at tiroes Into a flamo of mutual diatcust by a^^l-tators on both sidesj. is the {iituation emphasized by the teniperato and dignified debate in the Quebec legislature yesterday. * *    "However, tliere was evident a distinct sense of. grievance, based not so coal being unloaded in increasingly large quantities. Few em^ty cars, however, have begun to move back yet to the coal mines. Se"rious consideration was given by Fuel Administrator Garfield today to the^ request of theatres that they be- permitted to close on Tuesdays rather than on Mondays." It was indicated thai the change migiit be made. WANillBilLU.S. INWARMHJAPS San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 19,-Attempts to embroir the United States in war with Asiatic countries to. divert attention from a proposed revolution against British rule In India were con-tempted in.Alleged conspiracy to foment the revolution, according to.doc- ------,,. , umentary evidence introduced yester- TOUch upon afeellng of injustice snf- day by tlTe government at the triaj ot fored, as upon the continued .offense to racial pride by outsKe attacks and oriticl^ms. It Is u'iiforthnate as one of the speakers pointed out, that Quebec dema^guoB have in largo measure provoked those' attacks, f.nd invited eimilar rcacntmont.'against Quebec. For their folly and indiscretion, or worse, Quebec is suffering today and will continue to suffer until the sturdy common sense ot the real French Canadian folk throws off this evil leadership apd places tho province once more in lis proper place In confederation." , La' Pr^avn Comment � Montreal, Jan. 19.-La Presse Bnye: "The moderate tone in which tho debate on the Prancoeur action .has opened in tli^e legislature, Is the only ono nprotrtJs to the. clroumatances, It Is the only method otOittalnIng tho en^ in view,; Our legislators liave resisted the'councils Q)i tilt extremists. Tho people' ofvthe other provinces will nie-dltato seriously upon Mr, Francoeur's words' and the-Unu ot conduct they Indicate, Far from wishing the isolation'of^Queboc they win recognize that their interest Is intimately connected �with that ot this province, that iu.the Interest of the whole country it is Important' to respect a race which has Baerlticed much in the past to defend C)anadu and which today is disposed ' to 'give its quota and to address it, not as a.restraining rebel, but as a sincere and faithful trloud. This is tho language which has always touched the heart ot the French Canadian. The debate and the-spirit in which it has been conducted will have a happy ro^ percussion in the whole'country." thirty-one persons charged with plotting to -violate the neutrality of the United States.' The documents ^vere seized in the effects of Tarak Nath Das, a defindant, according t6 tbe prosecutor, who contended'Das had written th-em. ' ' JAPS tion of confidence, saying that the government \yas determined to put down all intrigues and refused to make distinctions between enemies of the state. The chamber adppted thi."? proposal by a majority ot 260 and the rest of tho resolution,by a show of^hands. Seconds were exchanged after tho (COMTIMUED ON PaOK 3) British Labor Still Strong Fac-tor-CertaintElements Want Peacie Negotiations  --^f----- ^ London, -Jan.ivl9'-Every day brings new emphasis td'the "fact tiiat- the or-ganized.'worjdngmen axe the'ido'riilnttnt Ffiifttorr'la.Jhfe'^dlrfetijjg..o,t-the British policy In-the proasfeution. of'.the war. Yesterday the meotins wltli the premier developed into an informal ^discussion, duHng the course ot which sev-eraMabpritos put numerous questions to Premier Lloyd George and Sir Auc^-land^eddes, minister of national service. The general opinion among the delegates afterward seemed to bo that the- government had made~out an un-answeraMe case tor its proposals. The poAverful Amalgamated Society of engineers still stands outside ot the Telegraph Briefs THREE BIG DIVISIONS Washington, Jan. 18.-Division of the country into three great sections for the purpose ot simplifying government railroad admlnlstraton was effected today by Director General Mc-Adoo. Chiefs have been appointed tor each area, and the;r oriJers with respect to train movements will carry tho authority ot Mr. McAdoo LOWER RATES London, Jan. 19.-Lloyds Underwrit ers yesterday accepted insurance on trans-Atlantic cargoes at rates much below tho flat rate of the British government. actSStding to the Time* session by Pugllosie-Conti and Peputy "'"".toHn' �m irr. 4 r Ma^nrna , fi^^Miicf .Pn,ii�.ii.n%,,.i Begotiatlous ami it Is reported that Sir Mayeras, a,Socialist. Pugliesle-Contl also sent his seconds to Jean Lpn^'et. a Socialist deputy from Paris. Deputy Mayei-as refused to give satisfaction to Deputy Pugllesi-Conti on the grountl that the latter wilfully had in I liis suited colleagues. TELLS OF BB RAID, KARLSRUHE Bombs Weire Rained On Tovyn For Several Minutes and -Some Killed Auckland Geddos again has invited them to meet him and discuss affairs. Sheffield correspondents describe the feeling against the government as run^ ning strong in that industrial centre. The Daily News reports that the talk among the younger Unionists' goes as far as to threaten to throw down their tools: if peace negotiations are not begun at' the end of the month. Whatever pacifist ae^itiment exists iU'England has its stroafest foothold , \ I in qertain labor centres where the old j leaders have lost much of their former 'prestige^and following. How fast labor has come to the front was shown by th'e-message. to Russian and oth^r European workers that was spread abrpad by telegraph and wireless. ILOIERSILAND MEMENT BOARD PetroBratI, Jan. 17.--The Na�r chlevek, formerly the Retch, at> sertt,that a Japanese ertiiter at Vladlvoatok haa.put troops ashore and that the Japaneie cenaut there hat Issued a proctannalion'declar-ing that the Japanese aotttiars are to keep order owing to the danner threatening Japanese citlxens. The proclamation of the consul adds , that the soldiers have no other motives and no deiire to Interfere In Rusrian affairs. Conditions Normal Washington, ,Jan. il9.^AUhough two battleships, ono British and one J^p-' anose, are in the port of Vlndlvostoki' reports to the s.tato. department do not indicate any condition aehore to warrant landing, troops, It is assumed hero that the landing of patrols from the Japanese cruisers,^a reported lust night, was due more to a tear that disorders might occur and in order tp be prepared if they, did,' iTorpnto, Jan, 19.-A special cable to the Mail and Empire from London says; ' � "Detailed accounts pt British air-, , , ,, , , men's raid on Karlsru^ie, Baden, are I Ottawa, Jan. 19.-The aoldlers land given in tlje Basel, Switzerland, news- settlement board, provided for by the papers. Quotings them, a despatch says leglslatlcm of last session, will shortly the attack occurred before noon on i be appointed. The government is now Monday. At least ten British airplanes cohihing applicants for the positions took part in the attack. Bombs rained ; which number six, and endeavor ng*o oij tbe town during several minutes secure the best and^most_^practlcaWe and explosions were heard In villages several miles away. Firemen speedily mastered the fires which broke but. Several British and French officers, among the many hostages whom the military authorities have assembled in the city, were killed, it is said: The utmost ludlendtlon. It is said, prevails among'the population. men for the Job. Returned soldiers who have seen active'service, will, of course, be represented: The najnes of Major Keil McDonald and Major Ashton, both of Winnipeg, are mentioned in the appointment. WILsdi/oPPOSES IT Washington, Jan. 19.-it waa stated offirl ''iv today that. prea dont-^ Wll-Hon'a opposition to the creation o( a mluiateiLOt muuitlona� cabinet rank extends to the- proposed creation of a ^Irectpr of munttiona and oBtab-. Itahroent .of ^.twar council of three. Jf�^J'!!in'di'tO( feel that ^10 propose^' v liws^wouldyliAv^ the aame effect aaV^*. �     �'� � WANT eALOONS IN^  MA88ACHUtKTT8 CLOSED � --  Boston, Mass.,.Jan; 10,-Tho  cloBln(( ot sitloonB In'thia atate j> on Monday, Jannaryi-at, In or-der tp BtlU tnrthev aid In' the\  conservation pf. fuel, was recommended .today at^a Mw^fi terence'>attende4,' by , lead'ng repreaontBtiv�Rt;x>t all llnea�ou-i >> gaged'injhetri^de.r . "(I'hn't is a question >I don't thlnl; anybody can answer; Thefre. has-been no test of the people of Newfoundland's tdelings Yinco 1860 when tUey voted against it. It has never subso-i'?\.>' ' \ i �ftf.Mtt:�nd'Ml* iuut^lo wlucb'bo was oppoBoit, 7r 39 10 The Women and the Redi Gross I II I III ,..vv.--i. . ..-.u:..:.- The Briti *'TIouBe ot Lords, jjust the other day approved of thppri^otple of votes for women. This Is no doubt due to the fact that woin.eil'have demonstrated their ability to take their pWoa in neacly,i.�feryi line of activity bitlierto open almost exclusively to the men. Tbe warjhap jvr|(ed wonders and tbe House/if Lords' resolution is not the lua^'at ^am.L ,In no apherelbave tbe women shown more uni elfishNdavotloniJMidutr/and high exeotitlve ability than In the work of the Red OrQi�vJMlat];;^,The ilop'a share of the work has b,een perforated by womenf'.'fhey'.rbATa^ gitt.of organlxatlon and are able to step In anJ^take ov�r,',n�ariyya)rthe work ^Itherto done by men. .They certainly deserve aRA'tji�^rl(lita .'and privileges that wo can give thorn. ' , ^4^.'. ,>'-'' v6te to be .taken not later than one' year after the conclusion of a general peace. According fo the Russian version. Loon Trotzky, Bolsheviki foreign minister, attempted to obtain a clear statement whether the voting would be preceded by evacuation of these territories by the German armies. After several attempts to evade a direct reply. Dr. Von Kuehlmann declared that'Germany could not undertake ' any. obligation regarding withdrawal of the armies. M. Trotzky returned to Petrograd on Thursday night; Appar-^ ently the negotiations were suspended, on Thursday although there ia nothing to show how Jhey were left at ad-joui'nment. . - ' ,  The Petrograd correspondent of the Dally News, ielegraphing on Thursday described the negotiations as. "steadt ily moving tpward a final rupture, r , Some Exciting Scenes Petrograd, Jan. 18.-(By the Associated Press)-Tho constituent nsBein-bly opened its first-session at tour o'clock this afternoon In the Taurlda-; Palace, with President Sverdlotf, ot the central executive committee ot thff* congress ' ing session ot the assembly, were, cop-l/ fined to parades of small groups- ofi, men and women. These groups were'i composed of well dressed people,-ex-j' copt In, one Instance where there was larger numbers of soldiora and pea's-[ ants. , ' ' � �. -�: At a corner neaf the American em*^ bassy this group was. tired upon and^' dispersed by the Re�(* Guard. Fivei persons were killed and a > dozenV wounded. 7 /  For the moat part, however, the, streets "were quiet throughout vth�;,,;4 morning land afternoon, being under 4 heavy patrol of -Bolsheviki troops.;' Most oti the ^hopn were closed, Bhut>i> tera and bars being up. V ; � ' German Refusal � Petrograd,. Jan, 19.-7The negotiqi-'  . ions surrounding tho'.detallB of tho .i armistice .and the exchange of pris-;.-onara, which have been dragging f;or , \, we^ka In Petrograd between Teutdihio ' allied officers and Ruas'ah oftlotals; are at a standstill. TheOerman^lhava '1 flatly refused to: agree to the Riiaalan! ' vl ,demand that Russian offloerflivh'o'araMs,! ' pr'soners of war In Germany an4'; ' trla shall lose -bU tb�i weclaJfipjIvll.'.V,/ egaa usually ac,cqrd�Vof�per�,and' tr#at�d i'thfl;'a�in�yia prlyatafJ.'^-^'i'AW-?^' 31?8 ;