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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta OLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1918 NUMBER 36 RETIRING OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE U.F.A. ->-----4-'-:---'�----:- \ \ u 1 is Is Concensus of Opinion, But Dublin Believes That He Is Out to Fight COL. CRAIG RESIGNS, BUT HOPE STRONG FOR SETTLEMENT London,* Jan. �,2S.-The Daily News, %hich always han been an extreme opponent politically of SI* Edward Carson, prints prominently a statement from its Dublin correspondent confirming the suggestion that Sir Edward resigned from the cablne^ not to strengthen Ulster's opposition ' to a settlement but, Via the contrary, to try to bring about harmony. The correspondents statement follows:"-. "In an exceptionally woll informed quarter outside the convention I am' assurod that Sir Edward's intention, now that his hands" are free, Js to throw the whole weight of his influence on the scale'nn the aide of an immediate settlement that shall include Ulster.'1 Belfast Unionist papers, on the other hand, take it for granted that Sir Edward resided to fl^ht for their claims. The Dublin correspondent of the Daily News concludes his despatch: * * "On the bnhnce, the day certainly closes with hope stronger and more general thun for some weeks past." 'Resigns From Convention - London,-Jan. "S.-Edward Lysaght, representative of County Clare In the Irish convention, has reigned " his membership in the convention. Ho is one of the government's nominees. Col, Craig Resigns. London, Jan. 2',:.--Si is. Edward Carson's resignation from the war cabinet continues to be the subject of interest and -speculation. Belfast messages say that he goes immediately to Ulster for a conference with tUe1 local loadera. The Ulster papers take it for granted that he resigned in order to renew the fight against 'home rule. * i nun u 1 Fear Peace Agitation May Be Too Strong to Be Ov ercome P 4 GERMAN SOCIALIST PAPERS HAIL ACTION AUSTRIAN PEOPLE U.HLL 1 Cloak of Deceit Torn, From Prussians by Refusal of Russian Peace Terms WILL NOT AGREE TO EVACUATE THE TERRITORY HELD � h Top row, left to right-W. A. Hamilton, Lethbridge; A. Rafn, Bon Acoord; W. Parlby, Arlix; P. Baker, Ponoka; A. J. K. Donahoe, Foremost; ' 0, D. Sloarte, Cayley. ~ Middle row, left to right-J. W. Wood, Wainwright, 3rd vice-president; W> D. Trego, titeichen, 1st vice- president; H. W. Wood, Carstairs, president; Jaa. Weir, Parkland, 2nd vice-president; S. S. Dunham, Lethbridge, 4th vice-president. Bottom row, loft to right-P. P. Woodbridse, Calgary, secretary-treasurer; James Minor, Bawlf; J, E. Bloro, Craigmylo. FARMERS OF ERTA "STAND -SOLIDLY FOR OF SERVICE ACT Q (CoxTiNUto on Page 4) HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE Y18 Lives \ Lost in Recent Sinkings of Allied / Vessels * - London, Jan. 23-By the shilling of two^ steamers by the enemy iu' the Mediterranean about three weeks ago 718 lives were lost, it was announced officially today. The announcement was, made In the house of commons by Thomas J. Mc-Namara, financial secretary^*)?* the admiralty. / Mr. McNamara's announcement gives' the first news received here 'Of Any heavy loss of life in recont sinkings in the Mediterranean. A dispatch from Tokio on January 4 showed that an attempt had been made by hostile submarines to attack British transports convoyed by Japanese warships in the Mediterranean on December 30, The Japanese admiralty announcement stated that the submarines were repulsed and that the warships were �.ot damaged. U. F. A. in Convention Shows-Firm Stand-for-Enforcement oi; Act and Will Co -operate--Treasurer's Report Shows Financial Condition of the Organization. i Former German Cruiser, Beach- F ed in Scrap at Dardanelles, Badly Damaged London, Jan. 23.-Several attacks byvday and night have been made by British naval airplanes on the Turkish cruiser Goeben, stranded in the Dardanelles, and two hilp with heavy bombs were secured, It was officially announced today, ' {Additional U.F.A. News on Pane b). (iSi-'-M'inl in ti'f Ilffnlil) 'Calejiry, Jan. 22.-Thr.t the farmer? of Alberta are prepared to stand firm behind enforcement of the Military Service Act, was, overwhelmingly shown at the session of the U. Iapplause__ gree^d an im- ] berta Non-Partisan League,, who made a strong plea for co-operat:'on oT all elements in society, even to the "Low- den Seed and Fish From Western Provinces Ker-cut. that that but May Be Total Loss Geneva, Jan. 23.-Up to the present no German br Austrian papers arriving here have mentioned the naval engagement-between the Brit.'sh and the Turkish cruisers Midullft and Sultan Selini. ; A "Vienna dispatch under date of Monday received yesterday reported the* Goeben may be*% total loss. It has been found impossible to remove the machinery and the vessel has been the target of submarine and aeroplane attacks. ,The crew has attempted to save the bigger "guns and the ammunition has been thrown over-hoard to avoid an explosion. Numerous tugs have arrived off Nagara to assist the beached cruiser. passioned plea from Major C. K. by for their aul in carrying :t Major Kerby asked particularly the farmers co-operate in skeins men who are not real farmers, seeking to evade the working of the act by clafming to be farmers, are all put into uniform. Great applause greeted every period of the address given by the governments representative of all the mill-* tary representa! ives of Iowa I tribunals in Alberta. Major Kerby emphasized the fact that the government regards the services of actual farmers as important as any other element in the winning of the war. He paid a high tribute to the men who have gone from the farms and dwelt on- the fact that the war is being waged for those1 principles for which the United Farmers of Alberta stand, freedom, and the spread of democracy. The war was not a waf of conquest, but a war to enforce Jhe rights of the peoples. Other Speakers * ' Other speakers included R.' B. Bennett, who made a powerful and moving plea in behalf of the Red Cross, General Secretary Stanley Brent, who down politician" as he termed it, a phrase which drew much laughter from the big gathering. During the afternoon,-the committee on credentials was announced, the per- 3onel-including Messrs. J. C. Buckley; Ottawa, Jan. 22.-In future no exportation from Canada of sugar, farm or garden ^seeds, or -bran, shorts or middlings fcrom grains will be permitted extent under license from the food controller. Revised instructions have been, issued by the commissioner at customs to; collectors at. nil ports of H. Baker, Joshua Fletcher, and R. S. i ex'fc tlirit shipments of small value must Law. It was also announced that the not he licensed by endorsement on the subject of hail insurance would be [ usual shipper's exnoH. entry when dealt with at the morning session to-! such shipments Include any of the da/ and that the session would begin j commodities at'-9,30 a.m. Praise For Farmers In his address on behalf of the Hod Cross, Mr. Bennett praised the farmers for the great work they had done in the past, �.nd emphasized the point that upon thi* agriculturalists depends the future of the nation. "If democracy fails,"#he said, "the responsibility for that failure must be attributed to you. Those who live in the cities must bear some measure ot responsibility, but the tillers of the son} must hear on their shoulders the burden of responsibility for the future of the state." ' enumerated. In the case of bran and shorts this action was taken as a result of information that at certain points on the frontier persons were taking feed into the tTn-itc� States-on farmers' vehicles or sleighs, securing larger profits on their operations. and maintains that events jn the dualj monarchy must have a deep reaction' in Germany. ""Wo have been walking on the edge of a precipice in th-e lust few days," it says, and goes on to demand that the German government resolutely take its place by the side of its Austrian ally. i "As the fruit of pan-German propaganda," it continues, "we are menaced not only with the wrecking of the peace negotiations with Russia, but; also with complete political isolation. German Papers Alarmed Amsterdam, Jan. 23.-The'Frankfurter Zeitung expresses much concern at the peace agitation in Austria, remarking that Germany cannot be asked to agree to an unconditional peace after such a war as this, nor can Aus-tria. It complains that the Austrian government might do more than it is doing to make it clear that it is not in the special interests of Germany that the two nations are standing together in tiie peace negotiations. The Zeitung conjectures that the strikes in Austria are attributable to Count Czernin's "stage management." Other German newspapers express strong dissatisfaction at the attitude of Count Czernin. A report from Amsterdam says that fourteen meetings having the character of peace demonstrations wer� held turned to.Petrograd on Monday night from Brest-Iiitov.sk. is quoted by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Petrograd. in a dispatch dated Tuesday, as saying that the German terms preponUeratingly favored annexations, their object being to strangle Russia economically and politically. The Austrian delegates, the foreign minister added, played no very active role in th� r negotiations, merely assenting to every German,, proposal. SAVE FUEL J Congestion So Great In U. S. Freight Embargo if Authorized' (Continued on Page 4) No Exports Fish. In order to expedite the licensing of Iin Cologne on Monday, non-Socialists fish dealers and to prevent unlicensed |trQl* lhe mW�*le classes as well as tho persons from shipping fish out of Can- Socialists being represented largely, ada it is now required that no fishHChancellor Von Hertling's speech in from inland waters in Manitoba. Sas- l?B "ichstag respecting German war katchewan and Alberta may be ex- %im\ *B no7 e^ec\ecL Th�rBdfly. ported after February 1 except under Count Caernin aleo pi"ob�Wy Will .peak individual licenses for each shipment.'111 Vienna- ALBERTA PREMIER Calgary, ^an. 23.-Hon. Charles Stewart, Alberta's premier, declared In favor of the nationalization of all the Canadian railways In an Interview here. He expressed the firm belief that this could be done far more efficiently under government control of all roads than under the present system. 'I am for either nationalisation of aft the roads," he said, "or for a refusal to grant a rate increase." The premier declared �'that he favored the establishment of a board of control of all the roads BRANDON PROTEST Narrowly Escapes Death-Was Threatened*^ Denizens 6f Underworld Brandon, Man., Jan. 23.-A meeting composed of representative business men. called under the auspices of the city council, the board of trade, the manufacturers association and the retail merchants association passed -^a resolution protesting against the proposed increase in freight rates and endorsing Khe action of the shippers' section of the* Winnipeg board of / Montreal, Jan. 23.-Controller Vil-Ieueuve narrowly escaped death at the hands of a strange man with a dagger about eight o'clock last night as he was*about to eater,,his residence on Esplanade Avenue. As the controller had one foot cjb a step to enter the house the man struck him from behind witji a dagger. -The point of the weapon penetrated the left side of his neck and within a ^quarter of an inch of the vem. With the dagger still clenched iu his hand the assailant turned and ran.^ y^-* One of two threatening rentiers recently received by the controller in- J4 HIGHER RANKS OPEN NOW London, Jan. 23.-According to the Daily Mail, the higher ranks in the army command which hitherto have , been held almost exclusively by offi-timated that his death would follow ' ccrs of the old regular armyv hereafter if there were any more prosecutions j will he open to officers of tl The short courses in agriculture to be held by the provincial department of agriculture in Southern Alberta this year will be held at Macleod on Feb. 4 and 5, at Raymond on Feb. 7 and 8, and at Carmahgay Feb. 11 and 12. / These short courses', with Instruction in all branches of agriculture, have always been well attended In the south and it is expected that'they will be even more so this year, \ WILL REPLACE OLD Applications for such should be made to J. D, McGregor, western representative of the food controller, Winnipeg. -m � - ��� * � ��.......^- - !� ��� HOSTILE RAIDS London, Jan, 23.-"There were encounters during the night southwest of St. Qucntin between our troops and hostile raiding parties and patrols," the war office reports. . "Three of our men are missing. A raid attempted by the enemy against our posts south of La Bassee was driven off." *1* ? ? BRITISH WAR EXPENDITURE London, Jan. 23. - Andrew Bonar La\^ chancellor of the exchequer, announced today in the house of commons that the daily average of net expenditure during the seven weeks ending January 19, was �7,-517,000. ? ? ? I * * * * 4 + * * 4 v T Directors Decide To Appropriate , At Least That Much to New Institution of homfes of ilMame and places with gambling machines in them- CHECK COMPETITION Washington, Jan, 23.-Measures to check competition- for labor, between the war industries and government agencies have been taken by the department of labor, the new army, from wh'ch a number of new brigadier generals are to be appointed. WEATHER High ..... Low ..... Forecast \ Fair and mild. 39 19 (From Our Own Correspondent)  Cardaton, Jan. 19.-A very important meeting of the directors of the Cardaton Creamery Association was held at thj3 private office of the Cardaton Investment Company this date which we trust will have far reaching results for this'distriefc. To Dairy Convention The new site for the erection of an up to date plant was decided upon and delegates were named for the Winnipeg convention to be held for western dairymen on therein and 31st inst. and finishing February %at. The gentlemen named were Mr. G. E. Ca-hoon, the former, president of the J � 1 �-�� m --" I _----- __r mb ' _ (Continued on page four) We Must Fight On Labor Leader of Nottingham, England, Jan. 23.- At the opening today of the annual labor conference, Frank Purdy, the president, said that if Germany would not accept the terms President Wilson, Premier Lloyd George and the Lemor party had laid down as the minimum, "we must fight on." President Purdy said that In view of the declarations of Premier Lloyd George and President Wilson, Germany could claim no longer that she was fighting a defensive war.-------- . ... . r "We see no signs yet,1' he added, "that Germany and her allies are willing to accept .Jhe princi- \ pies enunciated and Mr. Wilson party." Mr. Purdy sato by Lloyd and the 5eorge Labor peace by negotiations while Germany was occupying territory of other countries would be a victory for Germany. The conference is larger in point ot membership than its predecessors. It Is attended by 800 delegates representing nearly 2,500,000 members ot| trades unions. The atmosphere was somewhat electrical as it was realised that the Issues to be raised would hare tar reaching effects on the future of the party. The climax was expected to be reached on a votei.aaflo-whether the labor members would be called up- lon to leave the cabinet* Washington, Jan. 23.-An embargo on all freight excepj food, fuel and war munitions on the Pennsylvania lines" east\of Pittsburg, Baltimore and Ohio, east of the Ohio river and the Philadelphia and Reading was authorized today by Director General McAdoo. The action was taken'on the recommendation of A. H. Smith, assistant director general in charge of transportation in the east. No reference was made to the recommendation for an embargo submitted last night by Fuel Administrator Garfield. 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 just what were the effects of the industrial shutdown, except that it had got coal to., seaboard for ships. Homes in many parts of the country still were without fuel, although at the fuel administration it was said that complaints of lack of fuel for household needs were fewer than they had been for wejeks. Railroad congestidn has not been much relieved, but It was impossible to say whether the cloying order helped or not". Bad weather nullified much: qf the good effects the^ general closing might have had in clearing the railways and there was a wide difference of opinion as to whether the shutdown woulf have assisted materially in moving freight even if tho weather had been good. T T Horse Meat In England London, Jan. 23.-At a meeting of the butchers of Harrow yesterday one of their number said the shortage of meat had be corns so serious that authorttimm had aiked �j him to start kfllingtiorses end he was beginning this week with A hundred head. PL J.1 J A � 1 mT t * 4 L- ;