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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta V(JLUME XI: LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1�18 NUMBER 34 CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IS NOW DISSOLVED THE BIG RED CROSS DRIVB STARTS HERE ON TUESDAY  ? FIRST SHIPMENT PLANES ? FROM CANADA        Hamilton, Ont., Jan. 19-Captain H. 15. Roynell, formerly of tho Black Wfltch, who wjll be one of tlio squadron commanders at the BoamsvlUe aviation camp, said today that a staff of mBchanlcB te expected in March to assomWo the first Blilpment of planea. Ho also atatod that the first complete aorlal gunnery camp will be established at the lake hero in connection with tho flying camp. The equipment will consist of a sub-marine, fast motor boats and other oiiutpmeat. ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? [RSllLl E SliPH UN AUTHORIiy EXPECT ELECTION II Prussian House Lords Affirms His Right to Make Peace or War for People Telegraph Briefs SOMf. PRISONERS London, Jan. 21.-"The iiight passed tuilctly," the wnr olfico reports. "AVo captured a few pria6ners in patrol encounters." ANOTHER VICTORY FOR PAN-GERMANS IS NOW RECORDED ASSEWNOW Workmen's and Soldiers* Delegates Issue a Decree Explaining Reason for Dissolution NO REAL DIFFERENCE BEtWEEN FACTIONS; QUESTION IS LEADER Petrograd, Jan'. 19.-The const'tuent Assembly has been dissolved ,by the Dolshovlkl, It Is officially announced today. Sailor guards closed tho as-eembly at 4 o'clock this morning. iMUe Declaration Petrograd, Jan. 21.-The BoIshovlUI governmont has Issued a de�lnnitlon to the people of Petrograd, saylnsf In imrt: "Enom'es of tho people spread the report that rovolutlonary workmen and soldiers have fired on a peaceful labor demonstration. This Is done tor the purpose of sowing trouble In i �, ,, j,_ ..^ ,. tho ranks of the workers, causing ex- �.^�",�f',"^l''- 21.-A general election ,.,,^^^ cess and Inciting against revolutionary ^ fl"^ 1=3^3*01 the= t^as been proved that the anth- romen�*wl� fn ""'ii,'"" ?f "^"^ or.s of thoec rumors fired at sailors, If^l �'hTi. ihi.h oldler. find workmen who are keep- [f"T aU^^^ '"^'^^ Ing order In the city. The central hat rao Sp^f Jt�J''f,71 era and remain calm, by assuring 1 � . them that order Is being malntnined uauop Conferance by^�t|qr|i, soldiers and workmen. Congreti Usue* Oeerea TWO WHEATLESS DAYS St.' Paul, Minn., .Ian. 21-A. D. Wilson, state food ndminlstrator, last night ordered that two wheatlcas days shall be observed heroafter In Minnesota and also requcatnd that hereafter no pork be served on Saturdays. affirmed in tho Prussian chamber of lords in the adoption of a reslutlon proaoiited by Uerlln represientatlves, says a despatch from Borne. As quoted in the despatch the resolution said: "Tho chamber of lords firmly hopes �.t i ___AtA bw�li�wittr�l executive commit- which wlu"�4mttaU brain 'X*"l''7,''v f/^p^'of� secretary, tee of the congress of workmett'%,M%;|^8|K5w'to" th^ ]}"^�'' Valcntlnl as a triumph for v.oldler'8 delegates dls�olvIh� the wlthX tra^^^^^ he.r cause and the disappearance ot,-l, tltuent assembly soys that ihe rev- f^'^X^ th, "hand and brain" movo^ olutlon created tho workmen's and ment, and the l^borltes expect that It ^^VhTk�i?hL Boldlers' council as the only organtza- ^jjl make their organization the larg- ''i? tlon able tb direct tho struggle of the eit and itrongeit poUHcal body in the ^T'' �l Pan-Germans. His successor, exploited working classes for com; kingdom' i uouy m me Herr Von Berg former governor of plete political and ec6nomlcal libera- The party's policy for r�tcon�truc- f^^^ "'"^/'?' ^5,^�^^ the complete con-tlon. During the first period of the tlon after Se war will be fra3.T^^ fldence of the Conservatives revolution, the workmen's and soldier^ proposals to bo submitted include a congress. It Is added, perceived tho national jvage minimum, democratic Illusion of an understanding with the control of industry, revolution of na-bourgeolse and Its deceptive parlla- � tlonal finance and the use of private nieritary organization and 'realizing surplus wealth for the common good, that the liberation of the oppressed gome of the sub-heads In this pro-clftsees was'imposai^lo without a rup- gram are: ture with the bourgeolse. I Employment for all; organization of "Therefore, the revolution of No- the demobilized armies; Insurance vember arose, giving all authority to against unemployment; nationalization the congress of workmen's and sold- of land, railways, mines and electric lers* delegates," the decree saya. "Tho power, steeply graduated taxation on constituent assembly being elected incomes and wealth. -f--:- , , London, Jan. 1.-^Brltlah casualties reported In the week ending today were 17,043, divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds, officers 76; men 2,277. Wounded or miising, eftleers 213; men 14,477. These figures represent a decrease of nearly 8,000 from last week when 24,979 casualties were reported, an unusually high total for this tims of th�'^aar. Two weeks ago the figures wera ia,9fi8, and three weeks age 9,951. CHANGE OF FEELING of Three Is Not Approved Washington, Jan. 21.-Establishment of a war cabinet of three distinguished citizens of demonstrated executive ability is provided In tho senate military committee's bill as Introduced tff-day by Chairman Chamberlain.' The war cabinet, the bill provides, %hall be appointed .^by the president with ' the consent of the senate and Is to ' have the following jurisdiction author-^Ity: Consider, devise and formulate plans T from the old election IJsts, which carried tho expression of the old regime when authority belonged to the bourgeolse. Tho people who voted for the Social novolutfpnlsts were unable to distinguish those of the Right who were partisans of socialism* Therefore th^ constituent assembly necessarily, became the authority of the bourgeolse republic setting Itself against tho ;rev-olutlon of Nov^smlier and the authority of the workmen's and soldiers' councils." . The revolution of November, 'the danelleb, the Turkish cruiser Midullu, fromerly the German cruiser Bresleau was sunk and the Sultan Yamaz Sellm, formerly the German cruiaar Qoaben, was beached. Thia ann^iincsment was made by the admiralty today. The official atatemant aaya: "The Goeben escaped but has been beached, avidently badly damaged, at Nagara Point in the Narrows of the atraita. The Goeben !a now being attacked by naval air craft. Our losses re-^ ported are the Monitor, Raglan and a amall monitor, tha M 28." 172 Of Crewa Raacyed London, Jan. 21.-One hundred and AH Industries Co-operating'- -Another Cold Wave Handicaps Railways Washington, Jan. 21.-Business activity generally east of the Mississippi river was suspended today for the first of the series of ten hektless Mon-~ .days ordered by the fuel admlnlstra-and policies, general and special for tlon to release coal tor. private con- the effectual conduct and vigorous prosecution of tho existing war and *  � to procure the execution of same. To aupervlsej/co-orjllnate, direct and control thfe functions and activities of all executive departments, officials and agencies of the government Insofar, as, in the judgment of tho war cabinet. It may be necessary or advisable * * * for the efectual conduct and vigorous prosecution of the existing war. To consider and determine upon Its own ni|otlon or upon submission to It, subject to review, by^ the president. It, subject to review by^ the president, I gajj ,na. virtually complete acqules-all differences and questlonft relating j cence was expected of concerns ^ffect- sumptton and trans-Atlantic shipping. At the same time manufacturing plants throughout the east were Idle for the fourth successive day in compliance with the administration's five day closing order, effective last Friday and designed also to save coal and assist materially in relieving tho traffic condition. Fuel officials declared there had been a radical change of feeling In the country regarding the orders. Industries were co-operating fully, they cquies- to the conduct and prosecution of the war that may arise between any such departments, officials and agenlecs of the government. Prbsldent Wilson has served notice to Democratic leaders in the senate that he will use all his Influence and power to beat the bill tojcreate a war council. ' "The president will fight to the finish," was the word brought to the capital today. . , was greatly hampered as a result of tho l\pldlng by American railways of some 22,000 cars belonging to, Canadian railways. "Wo have no shortage of motive power," added the minister Referring to-the possibility of'transporting coal from iiip Crows, Nest mines for consumption la Ontario, tho minister said that It would be practicable next year. At present It would be Impossible owing to the scarcity of cars. To bring coal from the west during the summer was possible and ho would a4ylse such a course. tho Turkish cruiser Midullu, formerly tho German Breslau, were rescued alter the action between British and Turkish forces at the entrance to the Dardanelles In which the Midullu was sunk, it was officially announced tonight.. Of the total of 310 men on the British monitor Raglan and the small monitor M-2S, lost In the action, there are at present reported 132 survivors, the announcement states. UmitProfit Branand Shorts Ottawa, Jan. ,91>-ln orfler to pre- from Port ^yilllam Is |4.20 per ton. W "The constHjiont assembly opened ' vent retail dealers taking advantage of this case the selling price for bran per �n-January 18 and for known reasons the scarcity of bran and shorts to ex- ton when tho purchaser supplies the act excevlve profits OTar tha price bags would be $24.50 plus $4.20, plus fixed by the food controUar, the latter $2.00, a total of $30.70. The order has ordered that tha retail price of applies to all millers and dealers in bran and shorts, where cash Is paid, Canada, must not exceed by; more than ten cants per.bag the cost t.p.b. track .at PE gavft 0. majority to the Social R6volu tlpnlsta of tha Right-the party of Ker eiisky, Tchernoff and Avksentieff. It la comprehensible that this faction rc-luaod to debate the just and clear l)rogramm6 of the central executive committee of the congress of work- the dealer's station. In cases where .^'on^i .i.>ina�tn nurcbuBera take dellverv direct from men's and soldiers' (l^logates and to recognize a declarattpn of rights of the exploited worHtng classes, as wall as the revolution of November and tho authority of the workmen'i; and #.old lers" councils." ^ purchasers take delivery direct from the^car the profit has been limited to Petrograd, Jan. 80.-A. A. Shlngar-off, minister of finance in the Keren-sky cabinet, and Prof; P. P. Kokosh-klne, state comptrolter, under Keren-sky, w.ere murdered In their beds last night In the Marine hospital. , M. Shlngaroff and Prof. Kokoshklne were removed recently to the hospital from the fortress of St. Peter hnd St. Paul, because of Illness. A dozen armed men entered'the hospital and demanded that they be shown the beds of the former ministers./ Prof. Kokoshlno was killed as he slept, two bullets being fired. M. Shlngaroff wakened and protested. Six The food controller hag taken measures to reserve for the farmers of tho Dominion all by-products of grain elevators that are ava'lable for stock feed and also feed wheat, bran and a maximum of five cents per bag. An shorts and all such mill feeds. A Toronto, Jan. 21.-^A special eahls from Paris to the Hall and Emplra says: "French military critics who since early In December have been welghlhg the probabilities and discussing tha possible points.of attack In tha ax-pected German offensive have virtually come to an agreement that It t*. likely to be delivered on on* or t^o sectors, p6sslble on both. "Their conclusions are based oa ' reports of movements of ' Oermaa forces in Belgium where several hun� dred of fresh German troops hare ar� rived, composed principally of the best units withdrawn from the Russian front. Indicates In their opinion that the British line in Flanders will sooa be subjected to Intense pressure. It Is no secret that the German military chiefs desire particularly, for ita political and diplomatic effect, to recap* ture territory from Field Marshal > Hatg's army. The latest'teports atat^ that the movement of troops In tha neighborhood of Antwerp Is to great that traffic betweeii that city and Brussels Is almost at a standstill, r' "The other front, whore a Oermia attack Is considered most prbbable, la in ,the Grand Couronne of Nancy. Here; too, there has been a great concentration of troops between Strnss-burg and Metz, where four doubla tracked railways and numerous auto-moj^Ue roads afford, the means of rapid transii^rtatlon for throwing a heavy force against the Lorraine front, with, the fortress of Metz as the base of operations. The repulse of the German crown prince in this 1914 furnishes an additional reason for an attempt by the Germans to succeed whera once they had failed." Two Olvlslont Moved London, Jan. 21.-(Via Router's Ot-tawa Agency).-Reuters learns from statement's of Hun deserters regarding the movements ot German troops from the east to the west front was clear that both tha Slat and 42hd divisions of tho German army were transferred from the east front after the armistice had been signed betwaen the Bolshevlkl and the Germans. POPE AS^PROTECTOR OFHOLI St..Cloud, Minn.?,: Jan. '81.-President Wllson'a^war .aims message was endorsed at a monster .meeting of German Catholics yesterday in response to a call from Bishop Joseph Busch ot St. Clodd diocese. For more than an hour the bfahop extolled the high Ideals and great moral fosce of the president's message., At the.conclusion ot the bishop's address, a resolution supporting the president was adopted by arialhg Vote. plolters of labor, and If this party only remained it might play tho ;rolo of leading ^a bourgealse counter revolution. The decree concludes; "The central exacutlvo/ committee, therefore -orders the constituent as-�ambly dissolved." / Who la To Ba Laadfr? mitted to BoU^wder tho food con-jrangements have been made which ^^'^ ^^^^'^'^l', ^^^!:L^,^^^^^?^?l^lf,^ tvoUer's order of December 17, 1917. will keep the exportation of oats, bar- J"P5l.*'^�J^,,�L'^L?.rrt When thepurchaaer brings bags to bo ' ley and other feeds to a minimum ext shipping board, according to a filled, the miller ^ust not add moro cept tor shipments pversous by the than 12.00 per ton to the price at which allied nations. ' ... bo Is permlttod^to sell under tho order The food cintroller has beeii^n coh-of December 17, In ettflct tho miller stnut poniuiunlcatlon with the authorl: must npt chariE0, more yian the fixed ties at Washington w'th a view ex-" iPortWIIllain bulk prices, plus or portltlng shipmBulft ot corn Into this telegram from ^shington received ] at tha offices of the road here. The i appointment was., made by Secretary McAdoo. ! London, .Tan.21.Tr-The constituent minua freight t�?;or trom Port William country for feeding purposes. At-' . gssombljf, Ihe Petrograd correspondent and tn addition 8.35hoy liberally. Have you done your share and are you anxious to do it? You win have an opiwrtunlty to contribute as the big spring drive of the Rod Cross" Is on. Give as much lia you fiah^UQt-as little as you cull. Do not think because you..planted one package ot seeds that you have saved the Allies from' starvation nor that you have''done your whole duty to the Red Cross society by taking out a mepib^rshlp card. The need Is great_and increasing every day. /'The men-can and should pay and remember that "he gives; twice who gives quickly." Letbbrldge needs f.'tO.OOO.OO this year tor K�d Oroas' wor|t. FigUr�' out your share. �� \/�.^-'.^�=/\ Ensrland To Name Him Protsie* tor Palestine-Irish Cath> olic Regt. as Guards Boson, Mass., Jan. 21.-"England will declare Pope Benedict protector of Holy Shrines of Palestine," said Monslgnor Arthui- Stapylton Barnes, Catholic rector of Oxford UnlversUy, and a British army chaplain. In an address At the Academy ot Notre. Dame yesterday. _ [ "The British government," be eqn-tlnuod, "has selected the men ot |m Irish Catholic regiment as guards ont� side the places sanctified by the l)te and death ot Christ, and eviry sacrad spot is in charge of the Franciscans;" Ottawa, Jan. il.-The probability of a deputy speaker of the house,of co)n-mons having to be selected from tha French oppositloq membera is sug-^gested by the Morning Journal-Press. .J. O..Turriff, M.P.. has been mentioned f far the'post, but^lt has bpen dlscov-lered that the law states '^that when the speaker Is English. : the deputy speaker must be a Frenoh-Canadtan. Dr. Chabot. of, Ottawa, Is the hnly purely Pn^ncii Canadian member sup-portltig the government and It is understood he has no ambition to ba-come deimty speaker. I^AUNCH NEW PReiGHTKR Vancouver, Jan.  19.-r Tha, atoeli freight iteamer Alaska, built>t; til* ^oughlan yards here, v>w>�i'ilattueh�d'; successfully at 10:15 o'ouok>thii m^r*'! ning in the �r�g�nco o('�