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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta . VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1918 NUMBEH 37 Telegraph priefs ITAllAN LOSSES Rome, Jao. 24,-The� weekly report or Italian shipping losReB glvei the sinking of only one amall sailing vessel. One oteamshlp waa attacked un-successniUy. GERMAN TERMS ^ Fn%H^ LOSSES Paris, Jan, 24.-The sinking ot two Petrograd Hears That Discontented People Have Risen and Formed New Govt. UNREST IS GREAT; ^ REVOLUTION WOULb NOT BE A SURPRISE ' New York, Jan. 24.-According to new* aBenoy dispatches the Smolny Institute, headquarters of Botsheviki In- Patrograd,has an> nouncsd a revolution In Austria Indicating that the revolutidnlsts I have' named a new cabinet 'and are/making progress. There has' been no confirmation but it Is known there that there has been aerious'social and economic un-reet in the dual empire for soms time. 1 200,000 on Strike London, Jan. 24.-Reports received . In Copenhagen from Vienna, /ns for-l^wnrdod by the Exchange Telegrnjil)! correspondent Indicates that 2OO;0oo^ jiien are atill on strike and that -'the e'trihe conttmies In/Budapest. A Vlen-na despatch to the Vossischo Zeitung of Berlin says that while work was resumed iu part on Monday the strike continues Iu a number'ot large factories. \---- French Vessels ot more than 1600 tons ahd One ot leaser sice Is shown in the weekly report ot French shipping losses. Ponr vessels were attacked unsuecessfiilly. UMPOSISW FOOD mm Urges America To Ship All Wheat IrCan As Soon "^As "Possible New Hreight Rates Are Upended Till March 1 � '\----- , s Ottawa, Jan. 84.-The new freight rates will not go into effect on February 1 as planned. Whin the inquiry concluded today Premier Borden suggested that wfisn Mr. Symington finished that they adjourn until March 1, and this was 4�n�. ^ The people who are making the appeal have been given until February , 8 W put In thelr^ease and the railways are given until February 18 to make \ reply. The appellants are then given un|ll February 28 to make further reply In the meahtlme the prMent rates In operation will stand.- ' , __t _^_ '__ yiELD Italians Have , Forced > HuiiiTTd' Retire From Important Points ^ RELY ON THE U. S., BUT SAYS BRITAIN WILL Wir^ THE WAR Is Sunk . . Qopenhagen, Jan. 24-Seventoan , 'inen from'B' OHrnian destroyer Which was "struck by a mina or toTpadoi have been landed oil, Ihi westtfoast of Jutland. REHALIFAXTRAGEOt Italian Army Headquarters In Italy,' J^n. 23.-^The enemy has evacuated territory on the north- , em mountain front behind Monte Tomba, extending from the Piave river westward. Their defence lines have now been moved back to Monte Spinoeia." 'TFallan patrols making reconnaissances in the last few'days foujidThat the enemy patrols and sentinels had been withdrawn, and later discovered that tiie enemy had abandoned the cr.. tire region. This retreat Is a sequel to a brilliant victory French troops recently obtained on the Monte Tora-ba. Inasmuch as the enemy's position thereafter became untenable. The re-tlrei^ent Iflroportant as showing that ho has given up his effort to force a passage to the VenetlUn plains by way ot ToQba and the west bank of the PlaTp. jiirlWat for the present. He Is now constructing defensive works In L#idori, Jan. 24.-Lord Ilhondda, In an Interview on the food situat on, referred to the difficulty of discussing the subject frankly without glvlnjs encouragement to the hones In Germany j\ that th's country was suffering very severely from lack of food. He drew a sharp, distinction between tlie conditions In Germany, where the "public hcaltiL particularly that ot women and chlldrfen, had been dangerously under mined by laclc of nutrition and semt-starvation effectiveness creased thirty per cent. "~the self denlar�r��'�8' 85 Lives Lost in Mine . Ex|i!osion StelIar|on N.S. Stellarton, N. 8., Jan. 24.-An explosion oceurredMn the Allan shaft of the' mine here last evening about S.4B. There were 100 men in the mljie at the time, but 11 escaped to'a. higher level. Up to ona-^gtoek this afterneen a total of.fifdiin^bodies had been taken fromtthi Aflan mine. Three � of these bodt^.,\.lan. 24.�-No sign '"inrl"\v^Vpifi" the^'workinK ' ot life was- heard today In the Allan .Tol tlTe men had be^de^shatt of the Acadia Coal Company's I miuo where an explosion occurred last evening. Thb rescue workers man-aeed to rea^ the upper levels lyid In Britain he- said thus far practiced had' actually Improv cd the physical condition of the nat ion. that their advices Indicated that the explosion was caused by accidental combustion. Authorized statement Stellarton, .N. S., Jan. 24-Mr. H. Prudehome, of .Montreal, general manager ot the Acadia Coal Company, has authorized the following statement In ^eference to the disaster In the Allan shaft last night: "An explosion with two puffs at ten minute period* occurred in the lowRr levels ot the Allan shaft at 5.45 last evening. "Ninety-eight men were in thymine at the time, of wh�m nine from 'X,evel 500 came up alive. Fifteen bodies from the 1200 level ERRITORY TO GER Petrograd, Jan. 24.-The Russian delegates to the Brest-Litovsk peace conference have decidedly unanimously to reject the terms offered by the Germans.^ O The German Demands P^trograd, Jan.' 23.-Russia must- News Leaiis Tlirougli of Trou-blrs in Austria-Military Still Triumpliant the rear. of miners unaccounted for Is 85, for ! whose safety little hope is entertaln-^'ith the help ofthe United States ed. Many^ of them are a thousand we shall pull. througU," he declared. "I feet under ground and cut off from would feel v^ry dffapondent over the ^\x, jrom the outside by huge falls position it the Unfiled States had no� ot coal. The cause ot tlie explosion come Into the war. but I have un- is uJiofflciaHy given as an accumula-boufcded fallh In your ability and qood tlon of gas. Onei i>l the government's will to help us work out the problem, inspectors entered tlie shaft this at-Our situation would be a happy one but  ternodn to begin an' investlgatlou of there found Ts' bodies. The number Vere brought to the surface, leaving Memlwr Govt. Wants To Know Can Place tlie Responsibility if Say U/S. Will^oan Big Sum to Ireland tolDbtain Home ttute N London, Jan. 24.-(Via Ronler'85)t-tawa Agency)-In the house of commons. Commander Bollalra asked wliaii the government would be tn is position to isuuo a statement regarding the responsibility for the Halifax disasfor,: having special regard to the dangerous and inflamablo cargo carried with high explosives ih the munition^ ahip;) the Admission ot such a ship (or �; number ot days to a crowde9riH>rtion �f the port; the precautionary rules regarding the movement itt other ships when a ship with dangerous esploa-lyes, as u cargo is under way In the channel; the instructions given such ships regarding tloodlnr arrmngements In the event ot fire, and finally as to the manning ot neutral ships which have, access to tlie ports, and whose crews, are brought into direct cohtat^ti with the enemy through work ot relief in territories conquered by the Ipermans. ' Hon. W.Ai fi. Hewlns replied: "It Is not possible to make any statement . pending the receipt ot the report ot a commission of inquiry appointed by liondqn, Jan. 24.-The" Telegraph's Dublin correspondent states that a report from Washington that the United States Is preparing to loan Ireland �20,000,000 to obtain the fullest measure of home rule, and American capitalists arff ready to Invest a IHie sum in Ireland it the killed and 200 Injured In Mos-/ cow Tuesday during a NdomonBtration at tlte nnnivoraary I, celebration With the Fraiich Army In l?rance, Jan.'23.-The FrMeh dn\Monday ese cuted a brilliant raid ot-the German lines eastward (roinViennam ot the department front ot 3000 yards Ma reaching to alhas been a constantly developing one depth of 500 yards; -^ninttese artil-'^and many difficulties and'limitations lery preparation, mi the triMtps aaarmd-^her w�ra'�>le .destroy all enemr worka, sbfllter') and mine galtoriai flMrortJ rsiturning to their own line. nttMp prisoners w�re' captured ^'br. the fWnch �s weir tts three raachfn^ gutta/ (The �Vench'*uri> fered tew caaitfltiiti �iid'none .hilled, KM'ot the p^fticiiliiltalii the'raid declared that -the tuiinei'a''ilrork was mailiiflcent noit' bUflT'hs Vreot th^ impression whiih icortfi'n morning, papers have endeavored to ;|iVQ by assserting that in deference "te''^ pt^blic^ pitlnlon the authorities -had-dtipMed to throw open promotion t6 ttie'tillillielr riiika, to the officers ot the n(w Qrmy�> London, Jan. 24.-In connection with'the report of the Irish conven-tiott,'which Is expected aoon, the Associated Press leama that there are two* outstanding featurea which Jndl- U. h. DEPT. MUNITIONS ' , � V � -, � ^ Washington, Jan. 24.-Hepbbllcans ot the. house In conference lasf night voted 76 to, 19 in tavar of the creation .of a ^department or bur�an of munt-tlon� and ordnance with a dilroclor appointed by me presidejit. There %bs some discussion of the war council proposal but no attempt was maVle to put'tho conference on record In regard to it. \ ---. :i OUST AMERICANS Amsterdam, Jan. 22.-The Berlin Taegllsche KundscUau prints ji report from Hamburg thatthe board of Gorman Vaccuum Oil Company which is composed ot Americana, has been withdrawn and replaced by a.coramit-teo under {lie proaldoncy' of .Dr. .Ifoel* chuu, of Hamburg. - > , i Hail Insurance Scheiitig of the UeFeA. Dii^ect^ Etj^brsed Convention Some Amendments'Submitted But Are Voted Down by Large Majorities^-Income From Crop Area Only -Jas. Weir Drops Out,as Vice-Presidient. _ (Additional U. F. A. Newa on Pagea 6 and 7) " . convention session Wednesdky afternoon. Rallwtay Control The other was tM adoption ot a resolution demahding\ that the government immediately take over and'Oper-ate all Canadian railwaya Until after the war with a view ot final ownership. : - C. Jr. :� , This resolution^ waj adoi^ed by a� oates^a settlement ol the perplexing .''y�^'^r"�;"r,?,"VX�ie coo- ?.Mtlon whether or not the cottiien- Overwhelming �^a� ;��^^^^ K report is unanimous. One lea-1 v.n.inn lurtw went on record as tu�e la^tlio appreciation on the.jpar of Br tish statesmen that a settlement ttirttt^S reached for the sake of ce-mSnting further the friendship with ffi?,Unlted Sthtes not. only lor the eriod of the war but-for the future . ffithlr feature >a that the BrUUh^ pSSic has become wearied by the present atatc^of affairs. -----TTT-^ � CALL FOR H^ELP An Atlantic ' l^ort, Jan. 24.-A �all for help fropt the British �teamsr Baykerrni, badly damaged as the result \ir � st�l-m, was received by radio Hftn today, � Hlflh ............'ir........ 40 �Low ..............I... /...... 2S . - ,Per�cait-Fair' gnit mild. ventlon further went .on record as endorsing previous action of the bogrd of directors in protesting against the increitse of freight ratab to the railway board, and-instructed the secretary, to wire the action of tho-cop^ ventlon to the board at its meeting Thursday. ~^ , allm Weir DIaappeara . When tha^nqmlnatfons foi^ Ytce-Pres-ldonts camd up at the conclusion (^t tho iftoruoon session, the convention wab oiTtip-toe as there was a welt circulated rumor that second vtce-preBi> dent James AVolr was to be chaatlzed for bia recent activity in politics^. The tirst-narao put In tioAiinatlon waa that of Mr. Wolr's and lt'ther� was anything In; the nature ^.ot a sharp "stick Valting for Weir, he cleverly 8l4nBUrance. In tojtce, the levy for thit'puFPOie'shall ciase, until stfbh time;as the aurplus shall again be belo^ eight per.'cent." The big fight ov^ri'thlafolausnwas' on the proposition qt' aevergUtlelegates that by abandonlug/tlie^sofaeme of a flat rate charged against all land ot men taking part In iit, the big apeoulu-tors.nnd iiolders ot unlmprl>T � General Hoffman's answer is report-,' , ed to have been: "Within a weel^v then, we would-occupy Reval." ; The Russians then asked tor n re� coHH, which was granted reluctantly. The Germans declared it was the last p.osiponement to which they would consent. The request was made by Leon Trotsky," head of tho Russian delegation, who said lie desired an opportunity to lay the German pencoterms before the council ot workmen's and' soldiers' delegates. The negotiations between the Uk-. ranians and the central powers are' proceeding amicably. The Ausftianq offered to cede Cholmtchlna to the Ukranlan republic, but only on condlt-.;' Ion that the Ukranlar.'s. send grain' and other foodstuffs to the central powers Igimediately on'the conclusion -of peace. isituation Critical / Amsterdam, Jan. 24.-German parliamentary circles regard the Russian'' situation "as being very critical, according to the Lokal Anzelger ot Berlin, a copy ot which has been received, liere. The paper says that the latest-news from Potrograd allows that the' Bolshevlkl supremacy is seriously threatened and �hc question now_ ' arises as to whether It would bo wiser to negotiate further with men whom anarchy at any moment may sweep-away. -Revolutionary Plot. Potrdgrad; Jan. 24.-The Bolshevlkl authorities arrested scores of persons, ; �Including party, leaders whom they dc-' Clare,were Involved In a revoIuUonary plot organized among the Sticiallst Revolutionist factions In tite constlt- , uent assembly which controlled .~the'' assembly in the single session which .. was held before It was,suspended by/; ths Bolshevlkl. A battalion ot deathi . re reported to have been ready to sup. ^ po^t thU movement. , , \ , The Bolshevlkl toundi a large quan-! tlty ot bombs.\|lre arms and docU-- , ments. � .. /, ~" A soldier and a member of the Red Ouard were arrested today charged with the murder of A. I. Shingaroffi and Prof. F.'F. Kokoshkinc, former( members ot the Kerenaky government,!. who werfe slain In the Marine hospital-last week. A sfillor.^ho IK said tol have been the. leader, is stilt at< largej r ' Poreeast' Important Events ' London, ian. 24.-Ono ot these periods, ot scarcityvof Russian news-wblch often has proved to be colndl-dsjnt with 'Important events Is now being experienced. Few deapatphes. have been received except'reports of the peace negotiations at Brest-U'it; tovigc and other Items which the BoU|;: shevlkl government has. permitted to: ^(CONTkHjBD ON PAOB SQVBN)' VE NAEGEL'S APPEAL ^ , Edmonton, Jan. 24.-The apijeU late^livlsion of the supreme coun reserved Judgment In Adam Net*, gsl'a appeal for a reserve eaaej'! , Nelgel waa convletad of murder., "'f ) Ing bis wife, Clara Nilbei; at Met. ' dleln* Hat. and a�n�-^-- ' hangM on March ' bridgf. 8943 ;