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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 1/ I 1 L VULDRlIi XI. '.TIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1M8 Rideau Hall Is Bone Dry Prisoners Taken on Western Front Tell of Terrible Conditions At Home __/ , ARE PREPARING NOW FOR HARD FIGHTING IN' NEAR FUTURE Ottawa, Jan. 19.-The dry wave has struck Rideau Hall, (He home of Canada's governors general whose collars since confederation liavc always been stocked witli tho choicest vintages and tlio best old whiskies, has been smitten by the prohibition epidemic which is now swooping I he Dominion. The main cellars have been Healed and during the period of the war, whatever is at present in t:tock, will accumulate cobweb:; and acquire mellow bid age and maturity against the day when the bells of peace ring out and men desire to rejoice. Still another war economy has been introduced at Government House. Those who prefer m*lk to cold water will have to drink alum milk. r NTRIGUE Huns Fail s Stormy Scene in Chamber of Deputies When Another Member Is Involved Uritfsh Army Headquarters in France, Jan. 18.- (fly the Associated Press)-Small infantry raids, with the customary amount of artillery and uir activity by both sides, continue to be the order of the day along the British front. The much milder weather, accompanied by rain, has swept away the last of the snow, but the mud remains as the dictator of military affairs. The opposing forces are continuing their wily feeling out processes throughout! the long line by making surprise incursions into each other's trenches and returning with a few prisoners. The Br'tish lately have secured some interesting captives In this way. One prisoner, who had thrice been wounded, made a statement in substance as follows:- "The scarcity of food at home is very prions. There is little meat and fatt.r substances and practically no bread. Potatoes are yery expensive, although there is no serious shortage. The people are in a state of unrest, but are afraid to attempt organised disturbances. Ma^y Deserters SEED TO BE SCARCE CHAMBER SUPPORTS PREMIER'S PROPOSAL Rome, Jan. 19.-The enemy attacked along a wide front on the lower Piave on Thursday nigh '.-Today's official statement says he was arrested. % Attempt CONSTITUENT A - * T Board of Trade Endorses Work of Pres. Marnoch By i i olsheviki Re-electing Him, 5th Time Withdraw (The full report of President Marnoch will be found on Pages S and 9 of RY A RFSOl UTTON|this issue)* 1 n IvLOULU 1 IUW , q R> jfarnoch was chosen president Farmers^ Would Do Well to Make Arrangements Soon Ottawa, Jan. 19.-Seed for many varieties of field crops will be scarce during the com tug season and the farmers will bo wise to make arrangements for their supplies well in advance of planting. Such is the conclusion of the food controller's office which, in conjunction with the United States food administration, has boen considering the question in regard to the supply of seed available for planting this year. Information just received from Washington says iha supplies of seed corn of the Flint types, of New England are very scarce and that the United States will not have any for export. On the other hand, good vari- Parir,, Jan. If).-The chamber of deputies hud a turbulent session today. It was provoked by an Interpellation of the government offered by Deputy Paul Ponce, a Socialist, concerning a subscription list opened by I/Action Francaise, a Koyalist newspaper, in favor of French soldiers. A resolution raising a question of confidence was accepted by the government and was adopted by a vote of 368 to US. Dominique Pugliesi-Conti, deputy from Corsica, replied to the Socialist and caused a tumult by charging that Socialist deputes had founded a newspaper at Limoges with German money, *and had collaborated with Swiss newspapers that wore notoriously German of the Lethbridge Board of Trade, at its annual meeting last night for the fifth consecutive time, no other name being put in nomim-om against him. Mr. Marnoch was the recipient of many fine tributes on the part of the members present who took the opportunity the occasion presented to voice their opinions of the excellent work he has done for the city and district through his position as head of the board during the past fivo years. His President, Geo. II. Marnoch; vice-president, it. T. Brymner; secretary-treasurer, J. H. Oliver; whole, .lohn Home retail, N*. 13. Good; mining. II. W. Crawford;-milling, Geo. W. Green; lumber, G. H. Stacey; professional, D. H. JSlton; building and contracting. John Marnoch; real estate, H. Macbeth; agricultural, \V. H. Fairfield; 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; industries, new enterprises and publicity, John Torrance; re-election was greeted with rounds j entertainment, D. E. Harris. of applause, to which be replied modestly that he would continue to do his best. R. T. Brymner was re-elected vice-president and J.'R. Oliver secretary-treasurer, both being unanimous and no other names being mentioned. Following is the full slate of officers Challenged to hand his proof to_ the j elected, the nominations having been made by a committee with S. J. Shepherd as chairman: . On Field Marshal Von Hindenburgs | ^'corA to bTpuVn^ iov en-feirthday small busts of the general e ^ 0 availaWe for use In the were placcd_on the street corners m ^fhcastern sectlous o� Canada. joearly all Gorman towns. In most places the people had hurled these to the ground before noon. In Cologne there are over 12,000 deserters in various prisons. Another prisoner said that for a year the German soldiers and people had been promised an early peace. Emperor Tyjllani in reviewing a division after the battle of Cambrai Baid: "Feace on the Russian front is as-nured. It remains for us to force an early peace on the western front NIL government, Deputy Pugliesi-Conti gave a number of papers to Premier Clemenceau who banded them over to Lpuis Naiel, the minister of justice. During an exchange of invectives between Pugllesie-Conti and Socialist deputies, M. Deschanel, the president, consulted the chamber which agreed to withdraw tlie r.'ght of the Corsican deputy to speak. Deputy Pugliesie-Conti refused to leave the platform. M. Deschnuel put on his hat and left the president's chair. The offending deputy^ then started to leave the platform but went back again. The galleries were then cleared and the session suspended. After a short recess, the chamber reconvened to vote on an order of tho day reproving intrigues tend-'ng to civil war. Victor Daldiez, - ollowing is the twenty-tJghth annual report submitted by the secretary: Membership anc! Attendance The membership for 1917 was 217, of these being officers and members of the council. Four general meetings were held aid 21 council meetings. {Continued on Paob 3) NG FOR PftCE j British Labor Still Strong Fac- Certain Elements Want tor- Peace Negotiations 1 Montreal Star Says Mutual Mis � understanding With Regard To That Province Washington, Jan. 19.-Reports to the' fuel administration today showed transportation congestion throughout; the east being cleared and bunker. coal being unloaded in increasingly large quantities. Few emnty oars, however, have begun to move back yet to the coal mines. Serious consideration wad given by Fuel Administrator Garfield today to the z'equest of theatres that they be permitted to close on Tuesdays rather than on Mondays. It was indicated that the change might be made. Montreal, Jan. 19.-Under the caption of "Quebec and Canada'', the Montreal Star says editorially: "A condition of mutual misunderstanding between French and English speaking'Canadians, fanned at times into n flame of mutual distrust by agitators on both sidcst is the situation emphasized by the temperate and dignified debate in the Quebec legislature yesterday. * * * * "However, there was evident a distinct sense of grievance, based not so much upon a feeling of injustice suffered, as upon the continued .offense to racial pride by outside attacks and criticisms. It is unfortunate as one of the speakers pointed out, that Quebec dcmaf&gues have in large measure 3)rovoked these attacks, and invited similar resentment against Quebec. For their folly and indiscretion, or worse, Quebec is suffering today and will continue to suffer until the sturdy common sense of the real French Canadian folk throws off this evil leadership and places the province once more in its proper place in confederation." La Presses Comment Montreal, Jan. 19.-La Fressc says: "The moderate tone in which the debate on the Fr.mcocur action bar- opened in the legislature, is the only one aprcpD s to the circumstances. It is tho only method of'attaining the end in view. Our legislators have resisted the councils of thf extremists. The people of^the other provinces will meditate seriously upon Mr. Francoeur's words and the line of conduct they indicate. Far from wishing the isolation of Quebec they will recognize that IN WAR WITH JAPS Snn Francisco, Calif., Jan. 19.-Attempts to embroil 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 documentary evidence introduced yesterday by the government at the trial of thirty-one persons charged with plotting to violate the neutrality of the United States. The documents were seized in the effects of Tarak Nath Das, a defendant, according to the prosecutor,, who contended Das had written them. JAPS AIVL -The Nas-Retch, as-cruiaer at i Petrograd, Jan. 17.-chfevek, formerly the serts that a Japanese Vladivostok has put troops ashore and that the Japanese consul there has issued a proclamation declaring'that the Japanese soldiers are to keep order owing to the danger threatening Japanese citizens. The proclamation of the consul adds that the soldiers have no other motives and no desire to interfere in Rusrian affairs. Conditions Normal Washington, Jan. 19.-Although two proposed to add-the words "and Royalist intrigues." Premier Clemenceau accepted the addition, providing it should read "and Tvoyalist intrigues or others." The premier then proposed a question of confidence, saying that the government was determined to put down all intrigues and refused to make distinctions between enemies of the state. The chamber adopted a majority of 250 and resolution by a show of^hands. Seconds were exchanged after the session by Pugliesie-Conti and Deputy Mayeraa. a Socialist. Puglfesie-Contf also sent his seconds to Jean Longiret. a Socialist deputy from Paris. Deputy May eras refused to give satisfaction to Deputy Pugliesi-Conti on the ground that the latter wilfully had insulted liis colleagues. London, Jan. 19.-Every day brings Radical deputy, I new emphasis to the f&ct that the or- TELLS OF ganized workingmeu axe the dominant -factor in tire directing of the British policy in the prosecution of the war. Yesterday the meeting with the premier developed into an informal discussion, duping the course of which several laborites put numerous questions to Premier Lloyd George and Sir Auckland tieddes, minister of national service. The general opinion among the fir^^mnnq^TiKvi^^^atcs afterward seemed to be that tin Tnf ihi'tlie government had made out an un-h[ ol ao 'answerable case for its proposals. The powerful Amalgamated Society of engineers still stands outside of the negotiations and it is reported that Sir Auckland Geddes again has invited them to meet him and discuss affairs. Sheffield correspondents describe the feeling against the government as running 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 sentiment exists in England hay its strongest foothold in certain labor centres where the old leaders have lost much of their former prestige and following. How fast labor has come to the front was shown by the message to Russian and other European workers that was spread abroad by telegraph and wireless. Telegraph Briefs THREE BIG DIVISIONS Washington, Jan. 19.-Division of the country into three great sections for the purpose of simplifying government railroad adtninistraton was effected today by Director General Mc-Adoo. Chiefs have been appointed for each area, and the.:r orders with respect to train movements will carry the authority of Mr. McAdoo LOWER RATES Iiondon, Jan. 19.-Lloyds Underwriters yesterday accepted insurance on trans-Atlantic cargoes at rates much below the flat rate of the British government, according to the Times London, Jan. 19.-The Bolshe-Vlki members of the constituent assembly and those belonging to the Left wing of the Social Revolutionists withdrew from the constituent assembly In Petrograd at its first meeting, according to a Russian wireless report of the ses- ion received today. This action appears to indicate a split between the Bolshevik! and the majority Social-Revolutionists, the break occurring after the election of the majority Social-Revolutionist candidate for chairman of the assembly. New Phase London, Jan. 19.-The Russian situation apparently is entering a new phase. The Bolshevik! having withdrawn from the constituent assembly, their next step probably will be f attempt to assert their supreme control of affairs. They may dissolve the assembly forcibly, or reorganize it to give themselves a majority. The next reports from  Petrograd may tell of more fighting among the factions. Exciting Scenes Attend Long-Delayed Gathering of Russian Congress BREST-LITOVSK NEGOTIATIONS MAY AGAIN BE ENDED WESTERN PROMS ARE SHORT OF FISH Fish Controller Will Take Drastic Steps to Deal With Situation Winnipeg. Jan. 19.-The western provinces, especially Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan, have been unable to get sufficient supplies of fish the needs of the home trade, and it was alleged that fish dealers have COMMITTED FOR TRIAL Sydney, N."S.. Jan. 19.-The preliminary examination of J. W. Greenwell, charged with lulling Rainsf&rd We a* therbee on Sunday evening, was con- i acquirer To'Vemedy This matter, J. D.1 eluded yesterday and the accused was ! McGregor, western representative of London. J;in. 10.-The negotiations at .itovsl; have br>en interrupted temporarily, an-nrding to a Petrograd despateh to the Daily Mail dated Thursday, and iho Russian delegation is returning to futrogrart. The Germans, it is added, appeared to be manoeuvring to force the Uusslans to break the parley over a minor point, so as to throw the blame on the Rus-' sian representatives in the eyes of the Russian people. Assembly Opens Petrograd, Jan. IS.-(By the Associated Press).-The long delayed constituent assembly was opened today. On the first test of the strength the Bolsheviki were defeated by the Social Revolutionists. M. Tchenoff, minister of agriculture in the Kerensky governn ment, and the nominee of the Social Revolutionists of the right for chair-, man of the assembly, was elected by a vote of "44 to 151. The candidate 'if the Bolsheviki was Maria Spirldonovo, long a prominent revolutionist, winy was released from exile in Siberia after the overthrow of the Romanoffs. The opening of the assembly was set for noon, but a controversy over registration caused a delay. At four o'clock slightly' more than 400 mem-(hers were in their seats. Of those the Bolsheviki and the Social Revolutionists of the Left, who are working together, have about lflO votes, and the Social Revolutionists of the Centre ancfc Right, the remainder. A Clash London, Jan. 19.-A collision be* tween Bolsheviki and Socialist members of the constituent assembly who. were marching toward the Tauride' Palace, occurred about noon Friday, according to a Petrograd despatch to Reuter's. Banners and flags demanding that the assembly be called were pulled down and torn. Machine gun fire broke out from all sides. M. Log- i committed to stand his trial at the February term of the supreme court. FISH CARGOES HELD UP St. Johns, Nfld., Jan. 19.-Conditions arising from the submarine menace have become serious for the cod fishing industry in Newfoundland. According to the reports received here, nearly a score of sailing vessels carrying I the food controller, is taking steps to cancel the licenses of any dealers who refuse to conserve in Canada a sufficient supply to cover the requirements of the Canadian consumers. The fol-1 lowing statement is given out this morning by Mr. McGregor: "Exporters of fish who are refusing to sell sufficient fish to take care of A*\n,-\ . if; i �,... u,i ,, r, , : the trade in the western provinces for S ^VV^^^V^ I*T consumption in ac/oniauce with because of the danger from submarines iu the Mediterranean. ! Bombs Were Rained On Town For Several Minutes and Some Killed VOLCANO ACTIVE San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, Jan. 19.-The Irazul volcano in Costa Rica, near San Jose, which has been unusually active recently, continues to emit great columns of smoke and ashes. The inhabitants of the region are alarmed. Toronto, Jan. 3 9.--A special cable to j the Mail and Empire from London says; "Detailed accounts of British air- + men's raid on Karlsruhe, Baden, are given in the Basel, Switzerland, newspapers. Quoting them, a despatch says the attack occurred before noon on Monday. At least ten British airplanes took part in the attack. Bombs rained on the town during several minutes and explosions were heard in villages several miles away. Firemen speedily mastered the fires which broke out. 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 indignation, it is said, prevails among the population. THEATRES AND LAUNDRIES Washington, Jan. 19.-Theatres will be permitted to close some other day than" j\Iondays-*-probably Tuesdays- under a new decision today by the fuel administration. The day will be announced later. It was definitely ruled today that, all laundries are exempt from the closing order on Mondays as well as during the fine day closing period. . , , , , , ____. vinoff, a member jof the congress of been out ot the country prac-, workl'en., and aofiim, tlele|ates a,d tlcally every pound of Ush they could severa, o�he,.s ven ki]]ed MaJ|y were wounded, including several women. Split In Negotiations London, Jan. 19.-Further despatches from both the German and Russian sides regarding the negotiations at.-Brest-Litovsk indicate that the discussion on Wednesday turned largely on the question of the conditions to be recognized in disposingjpf Poland. Lithuania and Courland. D^. Von Kuehl-mann, the German foreign secretary, said in effect that his government was willing to permit the peoples of the territories occupied by German Snd Austro-Hungarian troops to vote in regard to their political future, such vote to be taken not later than one year after the conclusion of a general peace. According to the Russian version, Leon 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. Af- the fish regulations, will be required to divert at once for home consumption the quantity which we consider necessary or else have their licenses cancelled." Astonishinp''Effect, / \ Winnipeg, Jan. 19.-The action of tlie women's section of the food control committee in announcing that they would take orders for twenty pounds of fish assorted so as to help ___________ out the small households that could ] {er~ several attempts to evade a direct not take advantage of the hundred pounds at twelve cents per pound offered by the wholesale fish dealers has had an astonislrng effect on the retail trade and though the plan has only been in operation since Monday layl, today the daily papers ot Winnipeg hove advertisements from a number of retail dealers offering twenty pounds of fish assorted at twelve cents a pound. Ottawa, Jan. 19.-The soldiers' land settlement board, provided for by the | legislation of last session, will shortly be appointed. The government is now combing applicants for the positions which number six, and endeavoring *o secure the best and most practicable men for the job. Returned soldiers who have seen active service will, of course, be represented. The names of Major Neil McDonald and Major Ashton, both of Winnipeg, eve mentioned in the appointment. BE TREACHERY ON THE SAUK AIL SHIPS I i battleships, ono British and one Jap-their interest is intimately connected j anese, are in the port of Vladivostok with that of this province, that in.the j reports to the state department do not interest of the whole country it is important to respect a race which has sacrificed much in the past to defend Canada and which today is disposed to give its quota and to address it, not as a restraining rebel, but as a sincere and faithful friend. This is the language which has always touched the heart of the French Canadian. The debate and the spirit in which it. has been conducted will have a happy repercussion in the whole country." indicate any condition ashore to warrant landing troops. It is assumed here that tho landing of patrols from the Japanese cruisers, as reported last night, was due more to a fear that disorders might occur and in order to be prepared if they did. ? 0 ? WANT SALOONS IN MASSACHUSETTS CLOSED NEW GERMAN PARTY WILSON OPPOSES IT Washington, Jan. 19.-It was stated offv.ijv tnrtiy tha�- Pres dent- Wilson's opposition to the creation of a minister, of munitions * cabinet rank extends to the proposed creation of a director of munitions and establishment of a war council of three, firtje *o feel that the proposed laws would have tho same effect as** taut to winch ho was opposed. ? .!. Boston, Mass., Jan. 19.TTho closing of saloons in this slate on Monday, January .21, in order to sUU further aid in' the conservation of fuel, was recommended today at a conference attended by lead'ng representatives of all linos on-gaged in Jhe trade. Toronto, Jan. 19.-Hon. A. B.'Morine, of Morine and Morine, a member of the Newfoundland house of assembly, and formerly public service commissioner for Canada, is returning to Newfoundland to attend the house. When asked today concerning the ! propspects of Newfoundland confed-{erating with the Dominion of Canada, (he said: ? ? ? * | anybody can answer. TheVe hatTbeen ' no test of the people of Newfoundland's feelings since 1869 when they voted against it. It has never subse- ! quenUy been a direct is.aue at an elec- ? : tion and no party, either for, or against Amsterdam, Jan. 19.-The Taglische (Rundschau of Berlin learns from Munich that a new political party has been formed there, under the name of the "Free Committee" and that 4t has sent a telegram to the reichstag saying: "Notwithstand'ng its partiality. President Wilson's recent message contains* a practical basis for the inauguration of negotiations toward a general J peace." Paris, Jan. 19.-General Sarrail, former commander in chef of the alliejj operations in the Balkans, was a witness yester.dny before the courtmar-tia! of M. Paix-Seaille, who is suspected of having communicated confidential state documents to an unauthorized person. A dispatch /rom Paris, November 6, 1917, said that M. Paix-Seaille** name had been mentioned in connection with a secret document concerning the situation of the Saloniki army which was found in the S�fe of the Bonnet Rouge, whose editor, Miguel Almer-eyda died in prison after having been arrested on the charge of sedition M. I Paix-Seaille was a subordinate i f former Premier Painleve at the time. FUEL Washington, Jan. 19.-ker coal will reach the the next three or four said, to supply all ships Enough bun-docks within 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. Apparently the negotiations were suspended on Thursday although there is nothing to show how Jhey were left at adjournment. The Peirograd correspondent of the Daily News, telegraphing on Thursday described the negotiations as "steadily moving toward a final rupture. Some Exciting Scenes Petrograd, Jan. IS.-{By the Associated Press)-The constituent assem-( bly opened its first session at four i o'clock this afternoon iu the Tauride Palace, with President Sverdloff, of the central executive committee of thcT congress \ot workmen's and soldiers' delegation,* presiding.. The threatened demonstrations gainst Bolsheviki control of the open-L ing session of the assembly were con- i i a days, it was _ now awaiting I fined to parades of small groups ot fuel. Bunkering, however, depends | men and women. These groups were very largely on handling facilities after the coal is unloaded on the docks. composed of well dressed people, except in one instance where there was Fuel administration officials predict-? larger numbers of soldiers and peas ed it would he at least a week before ants. coal mines began to receive empty cars An numbers necessary to keep .production at a maximum. Confusion 'resulting from diversion of coal at destinations is slowing up the movement of empty cars back to the mine districts. RESUME WORK Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 19.-Twenty industrial plants closed by the fuel administration five-day order resumed "That is a question! don't think! operations today under exemption rulings and fifty others are expected to re-open Monday. y � WEATHER High..................... 39 v confederation, has been formed tslnce j Low..................... 10 * 11 Forecast: Fair and cold. The Women and the Red Cross The Brit: * House of Lords, just the other day approved of the principle of votes for women. This is no due to the fact that women have demonstrated their ability to take their places in nearly every line of activity hitherto open almost exclusively to the men. The war has worked wonders and the House of Lords' resolution is nott the least of them. In no sphere have the women shown more un: elfish\devotlon to duty and high executive ability than in the work of the Red Cross society. The lion's share of the work has been performed by women. They have the gift of organization and are able to step in and take over nearly all the work hitherto done by men. They certainly deserve all the rights and privileges that we can give them. ' At a corner near the American embassy this group was fired upon and dispersed by the Red' Guard. Five persons were killed and a dozen wounded. For the most part, however, the sti'eets were quiet throughout the moVning and afternoon, being under a heavy patrol of Bolsheviki troops. Most of the shops were closed, shutters and bars being up. German Refusal Petrograd, Jan. 19.-The negotiations surrounding the details of the i armistice and the exchange of pris-! oners, which have been dragging for weeks in Petrograd between Teutonic allied officers and Russian officials, are at a standstill. The Germans have flatly refused to agree to the Russian. l demand that Russian officers who are pr'soners of war in Germany and Austria shall lose all the special privileges usually accorded^, officers and be j treated the same as privates. 1C0N�NU*D OK f AOS � J / \ ;