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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta /OLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, .fANUARY 23, 1918 NUMBER 36 ElEVECn ED RET1RIN6 omCERS -jWD DlREgfeRS OF THE U.F. A. MS Is Concensus of Opinion, But Dublin Believes That We |s0ut4o Fight |COL; GRAfG RESIGNS, BUT HOPE STRONG FOR SETTLEMENT London,Man. .,23.-Tba, Datly N�wg, Which always hun been an extreme opponent poUtlcnlly o� Sli" pdward Carson, prlnta prominently a atato-ment from Us Dublin correBpond�nt cbnflrmins the suggestion that Sir Edward reglsned from the cabinet not to �trengthon Ulster's opposition' to a aettlomeut but, Vn the contrary, to try to bring nbont harmony. .Tho cor-MBpondoat^ statement follows; . "In an osceptionally woU Informed quarter outside the convention T lun' �surod thct Sir Edward's Intention, now that hlg hands are free. Is to throw tho wholo weight of his Intlu-anca on the scale 'on tho. side of an Insmedlp.ts Settlement that �hall In-cludb Ulstor.',' EeWnst Unionist papers, on the other hand, take it for sraated that Sir Edv/�rd rnalRr.et! to fisht for their cl^ilinB. Tho Dublin correspondent of tho Dally News concludes his despatch: ' ^ "On tlie balnnce, tho day certainly closes with hope stronser and moro gen.eral thun for some weeks past." 'ResifliiB From Convention � Ix)ndon,-Jan. 'J3.-Edward Lysaght, repreaontativo of County Claro In the Irish .convention, has resigned his inonjbcrshlp in tho convoutiou. Ho is one of the eovernment's uominees. ' Col. Crarg Hcalgns. London, Jan. 2'i.-SI*. Edward Carson's res'gnatlou from the war cabinet continues to he the subject of Interest and speculation. Belfast mes-aagpa say that he goes immediately to Ulater for a conCerenpe with t^e^ local loaders. The Ulster papers take It for graatfsd that he resigned ,iu or-4.6r to renew the fight against home rule. ' ' ; (CONTINDfiD ON PaQK 4) 718 Lives Lost in Recent Sink-V ' ingrs of Allied / Vesfieis .London, Jan. 23.^By-the sinking of Iwo^ steamers by - thi?-- enemy iu' the �Mediterranean about three weeks ago 718 lives were lost. It was announced officially today. ; The announcement was^ made in the house o� commons by Thomas J. Mc-Nnniara, financial secrotary'pfi the admiralty. / ' Mr. McNamara'g announcomeivt gives the first news received here 'Ot finy heavy loss of life in recent sinkings in the Mediterranean. A dispatch from Toklo on January 4 showed that �n ntlompt had been made by hostile submarines to attack British-^tratifi^ ports convoyed by Japanese warships in the Mediterranean on December 30, The Japanese admiralty announce ment stated that the eubmarlnea were repulsed and that the warabipi were sot damaged. N AUSTRIA CAUSES mmmM Fear Peace Agitation May Be Too Strong to Be Overcome GERMAN SOCIALIST PAPERS HAIL ACTION AUSTRIAN PEOPLE ATHUNS REALiy DESl Cloak of Deceit Torn. From Prussians by Refusal of Russian Peace Terms WILL NOT AGREE TO EVACUATE THE TERRITORY HELD Top r�v*, f�ft to right-W. A. Hamilton, Lethbridge; A. Rafn, Bon Aeoord; W. Parlby, Alix; P. Bakar, Ponoka; A. J. I'. Denahoe, Foremost; *'Miel%�*wv^ left to risht-J. W. Vood, WainwrighJ, 3rd vlce-presidenti V�,D. Treflo, OUichan, 1tt vice-protidont; H. W. Wood, Car�tair% prtaicJont; J��. Woir, Parkland, 2nd vice-president; S. S. Dunham, Lethbrid'o*. 4th vieo-proiidont. Bbttom rovv, Itft to right-P. P. Woodbridge, Calgary, secretary-treasurtr; Jamot MiiMT, Bawlf; J. E. Bloro, Craigmyl*^. FARMERS OF ALBERTA ^TANB SOLIDLY FOR "^NFORCERIENT OF MILTlARY SERVICE ACT Former German Cruiser, Beached in Scrap at Dardanelles, Badly Damaged U. F. A; in Convention Shov/s F^iim Standi far-Enfovcement bl Act and Will Co-^operate-rTre&suier's Report Shows Financial Condition of the Oi;ganizatidn. 0-- \ 1 (Additional U.F.A. Nev/� on Page 6)., put forward the claims'ot the Y. M. i. Calgary, >4{an. 23.-Hen. Charlaa Stevyart, Alberta'* pramler, ^ieclar-: din favor of the natlonallaatlen of all thfl panainan railways In interviaw ha'rai Ha axpraaaad tHa firm beliaf th4t thia eouU ba dona , far moro offlciantly iimier gav> ,ornmont control of atlroada than undar tha praaent ayatam. �I am for olthar natlonalltatlei^ of all\tha roada," he aald, "or for a rafuaal to grant a rata Incraasa." ^ Tha pAmler deel^rad /that ha fayorad tho aitaWlahmant of a ^taoard of control of all tho roada BRANDON PH9TE�T BriCndbn. .Man., Jan. 23.--A meeting ' composed of roproBentatlve' business mbn, called under the auapices of the city council, th^ board of trade, the manufacturers aasocltttIon and tb� re-tall morokivntB aaBociatioa p��aod>-~a resolution protesting ugafnat tho proposed increase In freight rat OB and endorsing Ittejtctlon o( tho ahlppors' fiction of tii�. Winnipeg board of, '> ' y ' ... /- Londo'h, Jan. 2?i-Several at-tscks by\day arid night have been made by British naval airplanes on the Tu^ish' cruiser Coeben, stranded in the Dardanelles, and two hibi with heavy bombs were securedi It was officially announced today. ^ May Be Total Loss Oeheva, Jqn. 23.-Up to the present no German or Austrian papers arriving here have mentioned the naval engagement � between the British and tho Turkish crufsers Midullb and Sultan Sellm. ^ C A Vienna dispatch under date ot Monday received' yesterday reported the.Goeben may b�i^ total loss. It harf been foimd Impossible to remove the inscblnery and the vessel has been the target of submarine and aeroplane attacks, ftbe crew has attempted to save theijblgger "guns and the ammunition has been tbrawh overboard to avoid an explosion. Numerous tugs have awlvai oft Nagara to assist the beached cnitser. > (Si.eclal to lb.. Iloruld) /Calgavy, .ian. 22.~Thivl tha farmers of Alborta are prepared to stand firm behind enforcement of the Jlilitary Service Act, was. overwhelmingly C.~A.; Rev. S. M. PalHs, pajitor ot Central Methodist (.hurch, who, on behalf of the presii'^tit ot the Methodist qohterence; preseuled the greetings of hla church to tl\o gathering, and ex shown at the session of the U. FA. Governor J.''W. Leedy, ot the State ot Kansas, prominent member of'the Alberta Non-Partisan League, who made cpnveiitlon yesterday afternoon, when tremendous applause greeted an impassioned plea from Major G. K. Ker-by for their a'd in carrying it cut. ,, , Major Kerby aslced particularly that down pQlitic'i.in" as i tho farmers co-operate in sseins that phrase .which drew ; men who are not real farniors, but a strong plea tor co-operation .ill elements in .society, even to tlfe "Low- LI "I m Also Sugar and Farm and Gar-,den Seed and Fish From Western Provinces I seeking to evade the worlcing o� tho act by claiming to be farmers, are all put into unifornl. Great applause greeted every period of tho address given by the governments representative ot all the mIU-� tary representatives of local tribunals in Alberta. Major Kerby omphaS^-ized tTie fact that tlie government regards the services of actual tarmerB as Important as any other element in the winning of the war. Ho paid a high tribute to the' men who have gone from the tarr4s"nnd dwelt on. the fact that the war Is being waged for those' principles tor which tljo United Farmers ot Alberta stand, freedom, and the spread ot democracy. Tho war was not a wBI^ ot conquest^ but a war to onforeejho rights o� the peoples.  ' - , other Speakers ' ' Other speakers included R.' B. Bennett, who made a powertov-, Ing plea in behalf ot the Red Cross, Geueril Secretary Stanley Brent, who Ottawa, Jan, 22.-In future no exportation from Canada of sugar, farm he termed It, a | or garden ,pceds, or ^bran, shorts or much laughter middlings Arom grains will *b permit-Crora the big gathering. '^"^ exoont undqr license from the food During-the atlernoibn.-the committee coatroUor. Revised Instructions have on credentials w.is announced, tho per-: been Jssued by the commissioner oT sonel Inclfiding Messrs. J. C. Bucklev; i customs to� collectors at all ports of H. Baker, Joshua Fletcher, and R. S. i oxt that shipments of small value must Law. It was also announced that tho not be licensed by endorsement on the usual shipper's export, entry when such shipments Include any ot the commodities . enumerated. In the case of bran and shorts this action was taken as a result of Information that at.certain points on tho frontier subject of hall insurance .would be dealt With at tlie morning session to-dayC and that the session would begin at^9.30 a.m. . , Praise For Farmers In his address on behalf of the Rod ^ ,. , t. .CrossT Mr. Bennett praised the farm- P�"?�Sf '^""^^ ^"'j'"^ feed mo the Un-erafor the great work they had done ^ ite� States-on farmers vehicles or in the past, i^nd emphasized tho point alpiB"\^. securing larger profits on their that upon the nKiiculturallsts depends the,future of the nation. "If democracy tails,"the said, "the responsibil operations. No Exports Fish. .. , In order to expedite the licensing of Ity for that failure must be attributed I fig}, dealers and to prevent unlicensed to yoil. Those who.live in the cities 1 persons from shipping fish out of Ca^-inu*t.bear some measure of responsi-1 ada il is now required that no fish billty, but tho tillers ot the soA must from Inland waters In Manitoba, Sas-bear tin their shoulders the burflen ot katcheyran and Alberta may he ex-feitpoosibility for the future ot the. ported after February 1 except under atsta." ' 1 individual Iteenses for each shipment. ' Applications for such should bo made Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 23-The Free Press today carries- the following: "Stockholm, Jan. 23.-Fighting has broken out between German and Austro-Hungarian soldiers On the eastern front, aecording to a report from Petrogrsdr' "German troops were used tq try to stop wholesale fraternizing between Austro-Hungarlans and Russians. When the Germans tried to clear the Russian trenches of Auttro-Hun^arlans, and the Austro-Hungarian trenches of Russians, they were firod upon. A battle^with artillery developed. In which a number of men were killed." Conciliatory London, Jan. I'n.-The Austrian premier's conciliatory statement to the labor leaders lias had the effect teni-pornrily of allaying the ferment among the Austrian workers, but it Is feared that the trouble is too deep-seated not to come up again, and probably in an aggravated form. Today darkness beclouds the situation iu Austria-Hungary. �� . Has Not Resigned Amsterdam, ,lan. 23.-A Vienna des-patcli to tho Cologne Gazette quotes the official .\ustrian news agency as saying nothing is known there respecting the various ruipora which have been in circulation far the last.tew days that the Austrian cabinet has resigned or would dp so. Oi\ Edge of Precipice London, J.in, 23.-The peace agita tion / in Austria-Hungary is receiving a great deal of attention in Oermany, tho Socialist newspaper Vorwaerts, of Uorlin, emphatically declares the soli dwity of the German proletariat with Austrian labor in the. poace strugglej and maintains that events.in the dual monarcl)y must have a deep reaction in Germany. "Wo have been walking on the edge of a precipice in the last few days,' it says, and goes on to demand that tho German government resolutely take its place by the side of Its Austrian ally. '"^ J "As tlie fniit of pan-German propaganda," it continues, "we .ire menaced not only with the wrecldng of" tho peace negotiations with Russia, but also with complete political igolatlon. German Papers Alarmed Amsterdam, Jan. 23.-TheTranktur-ter Zeltung expresses tnuch concern at the peace agitation lii Atlstrla,. remarking that Germany cannot be asked to agree to an unconditional peace after sucha war as this, nor cau Austria. It complains that the Austria:^ government might do more than it is doing to make it clear that it is not in the special interests ot Germany that the two nations are: standing together In tiie peace negotiations. The Zeltung conjectures that the strikes in Austria are attributable to' Count Czernin'B "stage management." Other German newspapers express strong dissatisfaction at the attitude' of Count Czernln. . '  A report from Amsterdam says that fourteen meetings having the character ot peace demonstrations \yer4 held in Cologne on Monday, non-Socialists from the middle classes 'as well as tho Socialists, being represented largely. Chancellor Von Hertlihg's speecn m the xeichstag respecting Qermati war aims, is now expec\ed.on Thursday. Count Czernln alsoDrobably will speak In Vienna. London. Jan. 23.-A long .statement dealing witli tlie Bro.st-Litovsk negotiations isisued through tlin Holaheviki telegraph agency at Petrngrad emphasizes tlio absolute German refusal to give any sort of a .Tnaranlee of the. evacuatiod of occupied territories. "In .siich circumstances," says the statement, "the words self-determination ' sound of mockery ot principles and the people concerned." The statement then asks what object the Austro-German imperialist.') had on December 'lo in recognizing tho principle of a democratic peace and answers: / The same object as was followed by Wilson, Lloyd George and other imperialists in exhibiting their demo-: cratic program and threatening humanity under the complete control of capital." After a wordyjpeculatlon as to what prompted the Germans to taka tlie course they took in the negotla-. tions.the statement continues: The revolution cannot live in an atmosphere of deceit and falsehood. Tho revolution may not at a given moment be in a position to repudiate the annexationists, but It will never humiliato Itself to call black white and will not' cover up the bruUil annexationist pretentions with thi fig leaf ot democracy. "The significances of the Brest-Lit-ovBk pourparlers are that they stripped from German imperialism its false coats temporarily borrowed from the detnocratic wardrobe and exposed the cruel reality ot annexatipnlsm ot own-, ers and capitalists. There Is nothing' more, to be demanded from the pourparlers." To Strangle Russia. London, .Ian. 23.-Leon Trotzky, the' Bolshevik! foreign minister who returned, to. Petrograd on Monday night from Brest-Li to VHk, Is quoted by the Exciiange Telegraph correspondent (It Petrograd, in a di.spatch dated Tues-jday, as saying that the German-terms' proponderatingly favored annexations, their object being to strangle Rusaln;' econonTicaiiy and politically. The Austrian .delegates, the foreign .minister added, played no very active role in the negotiations, merely assenting to ev6rj German, proposal. i JpONTlNUED ON PaQK 4^ Narr^^iirly Eieap^> DeAthr-Was Threatene^f^ Denizens ^ bf Unitcrworld ..V Sfontreal, Jan. a8>-Controller Vil-leneuve narrowly escaped death at the hands ot a' Strang^ man with a dagger about eight, o'clock last night as he was*ab6at. to.akter./bis residence oa Esplatiade ATMHiie. As'the controller had one toot cIls atep.to enter tho house thi man atruck him from be-i)ind wIHj a dagBer>vThe5potilt of tha weapon penetiratedj&e le^ft iftdPalr ai^d mild. � ' - ^ , i� to J. D. McGregor, western ropresen tatlve ot the food dontrolleri Winnipeg.   _ , ' HOSTILE RAIDS London^ Jan. 23.-"There were encounters during the night southwest ot St. Quontln between our troops and i hostile vralding parties and patrols," the war office reports. _ "Three ojt our men are missing. A raid attempted by the enemy against our posts south ot La Basseo was driven off." BRITISH WAR EXPENDITURE Congestion So Great In U. S. Freight Embargo Is Authorized'    � �  > � 4> 4> > �   > London, Jan. ?3. - Andrew Bonar bavT^ chancellor of the exchequer, annouhcecl today iii the house ot commons that the daily average, ot net expenditure during the seven weeks ending January 19, was �7,-517,000.  �Washington, "Jan. 23.-An embargo on all freight except food, fuel and war^^ munitions on the Pennsylvania lines^ east\ot Pittsburg, Baltimore and Ohio, east ot the Ohio river and the Phlla-delphia and Reading was authorized today by Director JGeneral McAdoo. The action was taken'on the recommendation of A. H. Shilth, assistant director general in charge ot trani-portatloh in the east. No reference was made to th� recommendation for " an embargo submitted last night by. Fuel Administrator Gardeld. The embargo Is temporary and is expected to last only a few days. At the end of the five day restriction period no official could say today jyst what were the effects of. the i industrial shutdown, except tliat it had; got coal t(t seaboard for shipa. Homes in many parts ot the country \ still were without fuel, although at the fuel administration It was said Directors Decide To Appropriate , AV Least That Much to . New Institution t\tho prino.i.. .... ^ plea enunciated by Lley4 aM>�* ahd Mr. Wilson and. the: LabM> party." Mr. Purdy ssiH peace by negotiations while Germany.was occj�px|ng territory ot other countrlea would a victory tor Oermany. >, ' The conterenciB. is;IargOT.ta pointot meiinbership than its predeceasora.: It Is attended by 809' delegstes repre-senting nearly 2,600.000 mtmbera-oH' trades unions.. The :;4moipher� m� somewhat electrical .ttilt wm rwllmd that the issues to be rHuMwoiild have far reaching effects loS 'thft future of, the party. The cUi��|;|jii*^Mi;lect^d to bo reached on a votfiiJMiIwj whether the labor membera wPttR^S#:'0lW(l iip-mm l^�e th.. Ilthat complaints of lack of fuel for ^ household needs were fewer than they bad been "for wejSks. , - , Railroad congestion has nqt been much relieved, but i( was Imposslblai to say whether the clojaing order help:' cd or not. Bad weather nutUded muclj; of the good ettectsthe^ general closing might have had'In-clearing the' railways and there was a wide difference of opinion as to whether the shutdown woult have assisted materially In movinr freight eveh'It the! weather had been good. Horse Meat IiiEngland London, Jan. 13.-At  meeting f the butehere of Harrow yesterday one of their number said the �hortage of moat had beeomo ao erioua tliat aut|ieritiea had atkecl him to start {klnihS^rwi and 'h�~ wai bciilnhing: thia weak with � 30 ;