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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ VOLUME XI. LKTHBRIDtiE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,1918 NUMBER 41 KILLED IN RAID ON NO LIVES LOST Furious Attack Delivered on Mountain P^sitions-of the'Austrians were iu as- 1 post- HUN RAlbS ARE REPULSED; ACTIVITY MACEDONIAN FRONT / Home, Jan. 29.-Italian troops made a heavy attack yesterday on" the Northern modntain front and broke into the onemy linos, rho war office reports. Reinforcements which the enemy was hurrying down the Nos and Oampomulo valleys were dispersed by the-artillery of the Kalians and tholr allies. Twelve enemy airplanes brought down.' The Italians hold tery of the air everywhere. 1,500 1 Prisoners. The Italians took more than prisoners. They stormed enemy tiona on the heights east of the As-jago basin and broke through ui .several points, resisting violent counter otfepsiyes^ On British Front London, Jan. 28.-"Hostile artillery was. active during the day northeast of-Ypres," says the official statement from the British headquarters In France and Belgium. issued tonight. "There is nothing further of special interest." On Macedonian Front* Paris, Jan. 28.-VThe official statement on operations in Macedonia issued tonight by ilie war office, reads; "Army of the East, January 27Ut a successful surprise against Bulgarian positions at 3>olaye. "Allied aviators, bombarded establishments i,n^ the valley Vardur and in the region of Seres. On Arras Front Loudon, Jan. L>9.-Notable activity' by the German* artillery is reported in the vicinity or Monchy-Le-Preux, on | the Arras front. Today's war office report also announces the driving off of a German raiding party and the disappearance of a British patrol which had been sent out to the northeast of Y^res. The statement reads: "A hostile raiding party was driven off during the night in the neighborhood of Arleux-Kn-Gohelle. The hostile artillery showed great activity in the Monchy-Le-Prcux sector. One of our patrols northeast of Ypres has nut returned." 1 ?  ? 4 I* Marquette, Mich., ..Jan. :!&.- An explosion, followed by a fire early today, which destroyed the alcohol refining plant, the primary building and a series of condensers of the Pioneer Iron Furnace company, owned by tire Cleveland Cliffs Iron company, of Cleveland, caused damage estimated at $500,000. First reports of -the explosion said a number of lives had been lost but at daylight It was believed there was no loss^of life and that only two men had been inJured>slthough the casualty list cannot be definitely determined until the" company rolls have been checked over. NEW ITALIAN OFFENSIVE ard Seizes Finn Cap ? r CopenhagenyfJan. 29.-Th� Red Guard has won complete control of MeUingfrors, capiUI of Finland, a Stockholm dispatch to the National TidendV reports. It is not known whether the Finnish government officials escaped f^om the revolutionaries. \ , v c j I>ist>raors have been prevalent in White House Statement baySJFfciland for several woeiv. and news ' Aiispatches from Stockholm yesterday L t ?  I FUEL SHORTAGE IN N. Y. VERY SEVERE President Saw Only Ex- tracts of It WAS MOVE ON THE PART AUSTRIAN GOVT. TO PLACATE PEOPLE said a. revolution was the eastern priivim-t^. between the Finnish m progress in The issue lies government. which itself Is independent of Russia and organized the white guard and the Bolshevik) Red Guard. Tho Hoi-sho,vlkl government apparently is willing to agree to Finland's separation from Russia, its opposition to tho Finnish government being based on the ground that it is bourgeoi.se. The Red Guard proclaimed civil war last week, and were said to have re* celvod the promise of aid from the Petrograd government. In reply to a protest mado by Finland the Russian government said it must proletariat of Finland in against the bourgeoise. support the the struggle 0 \ Officials Pessimistic Over Outlook For Relief of Situation House yesterday that President Wilson lias not received ;i copy of Count Telegraph Briefs o New York, Jan. 20.-New York today found its coal shortage as menacing as ever, the snow and sleet storm of yesterday tying1 up movements of fuel and virtually nullifying the savings effected by the partial' shutdown of Industry ordered by the national fuel administration. in face of forecasts of more snow, officials in charge of the situation were \ frankly pessimistic over the outloosc for relief. Freight traffic already has .been thrown out of joint by huge snow drifts on all lines entering tho city, while the ice blockade in the harbor, which had been improving, is, now said to he the worst in thirty years. attack Dobro- enemy j of the � *! Big Woollen Mi!! Burns '' in Dupont Powder Plant Fire WANT TO FORCE VT. TO ACCEPT British Laborites Threaten Re-distance to Service Unless War Aims Are Acs cepted Xorthhoro, Mass., Jan. 29. - The main building of the Whittaker aiy^ Baker Woollen MM, engaged lu manufacturing wool waste on government contracts, was burned last night. The police said the fire started from a spark in one of the carding rooms. All the employees escaped. The mill has been working witJh day and night shifts and because of Its. war orders was exempted from the Monday closing order. One of tho officials of the firm estimated tho loss at $300,000. Fire In Oupent Plant ^Wilmington, Del., Jan. 29.-Fire at the Carney's Point Works of the Dupont Powder company last night de-tsroyed 500,000 pounds of Smokeless powder and three drying tunnels and a recovery plant,. The loss is estimated, at. $250,000. One man was slightly burned. The blaze is believed to have been caused by the wheels nf a car running over loose powder tlu:t had been spilled on the tracks la one of the drxjng tunnels.' Washington, Jan. 2!*.-The statement was authorized at the White ent of v Czernin's speech outlining Auatro-lluhgarian peace conditions and had seen only the cabled extracts of the address. In spite of the interest aroused in official and diplomatic circles hy tho announcement of a German-paper'that Count Czerniti hud informed Austrian delegates Sunday that his speech had been communicated to President Wilson in advance of delivery there was a general disposition to believe that tho announcement, like the address itself, was for home consumption. None of the neutraj agencies through which such a* communication would he transmitted had any information Ye-garding'lt. Col. E. M. House was a caller at the White House during the day and it was learned thfu he arrived laRt night for a conference with the president. His presence gave rise to apec-ulatfon as to discussions of peace pros* pects, particularly in view of reports that Cor. House said while he could not talk about his conference he would state there was no truth whatever in rumors that he was going to Europe again shortly. There is but one official view here about Count Czernln's action in saying his speech had been sent to the president, regardless of whether such a thing actually bad been done. He-ports to the state department today told of tae breaking up of pan-German meetings by Socialists who are tired of war, while other despatches indicated that the pan-Germans arc suf- ________ . � --------------- - ~- ficiently powerful to prevent the Ger-ing to'.Stockholm. London and Paris man government from making any with the object of Informing the allied j concessions' from their extreme do- governments* concerning the progress mands at Brest-Litovsk and else- [ot the .peace-/pourparlers, twhere. So in the official opinion here.T the only feasible manner In which the German Socialists could be appeased is by the indirect mean� of a, pacific statement on war aims by tho Austrian government and this may be the ! explanation of Count Czernin's statement. ACTING FINANCE MINISTER Ottawa, Jan. 2!>.-In the absence oE Sir Thomas White, who is in Toronto, Hon. A. K. Mac-Lean is acting minister of finance. London, .Jfcn. 23.-The Bol-sheviki have split on the question of peace, a majority being against the conclusion- of peace on the German terms, and in favor of a holy war, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from ,Petr6gr�d says^ As the present .government it unable to carry on war the foundation of a coalition of all Socialist factions was proposed. Trotzky Speaks Out Petrograd, Jan. 28-Foreign Minister Trotzky. addressing the congress of councils of workmen's and soldiers' delegates on the question of peace, tonight declared'that the Germans had masked their real intentions with fine words, but were In reality demanding all they coul� get. "They thought.Russia ( at any price," Trotzk} | were mistaken: This is tion of the workmen's government We still insist on a democratic peace. ; Deny Their FUturn honloir? Jan. 29.-The report that M. Trotzky and M. Kamlneff are on tha'waVbacktb Urest-Utovsk is denied by the semi-official Russian news agency. A despatch sent out by the news agency says M. Kamineff is go- t-AST SURVIVOR DEAD Peabody, Mass., .Ian. 29.--George A. White, the fast, survivor of the Greely Relief Expedition to the Arctic in IHS0, died at his home here today. Nava' Cadet Dead Ottawa, Jan. 2D.-It is announced through the naval department that William M. Miles, a boy in the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Tteserve, of Ottawa, has died in hospital. ? ? ? v WOMAN DEPUTY POLICE COM'R.r N.-Y; /New York, Jan. ^/.-/Appointment of Mrs. Allen O'Grady, a widow with three daughters, as fifth , deputy police commissioner of Now York, was announced yesterday. She is the first woman ever to hold such an office in this city. ? ? * # First in Several Weeks-One Brought Down in County ofE ssex BRITISH AIRMEN QUICK TO ACCEPT BATTLE WITH HUNS V IL S. SHOWS UP, 1 ! i Have Neat Plan For Withdraw ing Troops From Rust*. Front ONT. OFFlCfAL DEAD Hamilton, Ont.. Jau. i'f�. - Edwin Tinsley, for 2'J years chief game and fishery inspector for Ontario, died hist night after a lengthy illness. He was in his S5th year. needed peace said. "They not the posi-and soldiers' FISH REFRIGERATION Ottawa, Jan. 20.-At a meeting in the offices of the advisory technical council an associate committee of the council was organized to deal exhaustively with the question of refrigeration of fish and other food products. GET THREE YEARS Montreal, Jan. 29.-A. Labarge and Paul Heletler were sentenced late yesterday to the. penitentiary for three years for holding up a mssenger of the Bank of Hochelaga at Longue Point last summer and robbing him. THREE KILLED Chicago, Jan. ^9.-Three passengers were killed and 40 others injured yesterday when an Illinois Central train was derailed near Granger;. His. Eight coaches plunged down a steep embankment. RECOVER ALL \ FUEL MORE ACUTE 8WI88 QONSUL Montreal, Jan. 23.-Charles Faesster, manager of Parrlsh and Heimbecker, Limited, grain merchants. Toronto,*has been appointed consul of Switzerland for the province of Ontario and the northwest territories, with residence at Toronto. I Fifty-Three Still Remain in Mine-To Make Mine Safe I GOEBEN RE 'Liverpool, .lan. 2iK-The Mersey district Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades attended by members adopted a resolution calling for all possible resistance to any further cull upon the country's man power unless the government immediately declares its willingness to adopt the Ui-hor Party's war alms, promises to facilitate an international workers* con-tference anti.agrees.to the conscription of wealth. There were only two dis- j renting votes. y Sir Auckland Ucddes,'director of national service, was invited to attend 1 Amsterdam, Jan. 29.-The Turkish and surprised the meeting by accept-1 battle cruiser Sultan Yawuz Selim. fl,i)�0 was | "^l"1^" a^u); �} presented lo Rev. Dr. K. Bruce Taylor, *" *u~ " priucipal of Queen's University, Kings-tun, Ont., by the. congregation of St. Paul's ihesbyterjan chnrch last night i:i recognition of Dr. tayior's 'services during his pastorate of St. Paul's. There was a farewell reception to Dr. and Mrs. Taylor, at which Principal Kraser of tho Presbyterian College, this city, presided. ' Washlngton. Jan. 29.-Italy's food situation has* become so serious, official despatches from Rome today said, that restaurants In the province of Home are .prohibited from serving pastes and noodles* the most popular of all foods. This is an indication, tire tho sacrifices to which the Italians are obliged io submit In order that the necessary rationing for the troops may be provided. Edmonton, Jan.- 29.-Hon. Frank Oliver, Laurier candidate for West Edmonton in the recent Dominion election, whom the returning officer's figures showed leading in the citizen vote hy SO majority, has lodged a protest against the election of the Unionist candidate. Brig. Gen. \Y. A. Griesbach, and lias filed the protest, together with $1,000 currency, with the clerk of the supreme court. The petition! a voluminous one, covering 4li charges, says that "notorious, systematic and unlawful practices as defined by the Dominion eleo= tion act and as recognized and, defined by the common law of parliament were carried on before, at, during and alter said election';" by the candidate and his agents. The petition asks that it bo declared that the election of Brig. Gen. Griesbach is void and that it be set aside. . Windsor, employees Ont.. Jan. 2D.-Fourteen of the .Michigan Central railroad were injured late last night when a passenger train ran into a work train near the roundhouse here, Thomas Catharan, Sandwich, received injuries that will necessitate amputation of one leg. Others suffered crushed feet and body cuts hut were able to proceed to their homes. The work train was badly smashed up. LIBERAL LIKELY TO 2 WEATHER High ..... Low ... /. Forecast: 4 � # J * # M * + # J Fair and extremely cold. Fort Wiiiiam, Ont,, Jan'. 29. Contracts^ have .been- closed hy the Canadian Car . and foundry Company for the construction of Steel boats for jthg -United States goveanment at,, tliair plant here, uff'clent boats have been contracted for to give ttie company two: years' ^steady work. . CLEAR WEATHER AT TORONTO Toronto. Jan. 29.-Today ? ? dawned clear audi calm Wlt" 311 * ? ideal winter" temperature and ? weather conditions east and - ? > west arc reported similar to ^;f,jjM^'�> 1 commission, � it'" -'i' � _----.-- 1 Ottawa, Jan. ^9.-A private. telegram from Daw3on> City received here states that when all the returns are in from outlying districts Mr. Fred Oongdon is likely to lead Dr, Alfred Thompson,, the endorsed Union candidate, by 120 votes. It adds that Dr. Thompson expects that his opponent's lead will he more than overcome by the Overseas vote. Dr. Thompson's friends here attribute the^eloseness of the contest to the ex-member's enforced absence from the constituency because of his duties as medical aup-? j erintendent of the military hpapitals V ? ? The Official Announcement London, Jan. 2.9.-The official announcement follows: "The latest information shows that two groups of. raiders crossed the Essex coast and-one group the Kent coast practically, simultaneously at about % p.m. The two former detachments proceeded towards London on parallel courses across Essex. The capital was approached from the east and northeast/ shortly after 9 p.m. "Of the machines which crossed the j Kent coast two dropped bombs in the isles of Thanet and Shephey. The remainder, crossing the Thames Estuary, approached East London through Essex. "Apparently about 15 machines took part in these attacks; of which, four oi; five reuchecL the capital and dropped bombs in various districts between 9 and 10 p.m." > "Some time after the first attack had terminated other enemy airplanes crossed the Essex coast. Only one of these reached London, which it enter* ed from tho north, bombs being�drop-ped between ljj.15 and 12.30 a.m. "A number of machines of the Royal Flying Corps went up. Two of- our scouts encountered an enemy airplane over Essex. After a brief fight at, close range the Haider took fire and fell in flames trt t)ie ground 10;000 feet below. All three members of its crew were burned to death. "�Several other engagements � with enemy machines were reported by our pilot*, one of whom pursued' a raider across the coast and fought an indecisive engagement over the sea. Ail our pilots returned safely. "Reports'of the casualties will be published when complete lists are re-Jceived." \ 4 ;