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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta \ 4. jil VOLUME XI. LHTIIBIUDCiK, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY HO, 1918 NUMBER 42 * ? ? ? GREEKS SUPPORT WILSON New York, Jan. ;io.-A message from Prime Minister Veni-y.elort of Groeee to th way done in cash. This leads Western Canada in percentage and is believed lo lead also thp wpstern'United States. * In ifllfi. the company's business here approached tho million mark and 82 per cent, was done in cash. The 1917 bus in ens therefor'1 shows a very appreciable gain, a large percentage of which is made up in the additional tractors sold. .The local officers of (he branch are looking forward to another big vear in 191S, confident, that they can again seta new record. i �% .% % % : : > > > > a .> a *> A _ a i: a a a COLDEST NIGHT Lethbridge experienced its coldest night of the winter when the mercury .slid to 'It below last, night. The coldest recorded tins year at (he Experimental Kami observatory was 31. The highest recorded during Tuesday was 17 below. Snow has stopped falling and the sun is shining throughout Southern Alberta today. .> a a a a a :* v v *> : v v v v  * V A t i r RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFETY OF THE , SWEDISH RESIDENTS Socialists in Capital Make c ommon Cause Revolutionists With Stockholm, Jan. 30.-The Finnish Revolutionists have formed a government under the presidency of Kuller-. �wo Manner, according to a telegram from Uelsingfors dated Tuesday. The , members of the Finnish senate were not molested by' the revolutionists. Monday night in Helsingfors was calm and the Russian soldiers were passive. Viborg also was reported to�bo quiet. The Finnish government has noticed Sweden that it cannot he responsible fjr the li fer, of Swedish sub-jeers, of whom the.ro are about 400,000 \\\ Finland. Reports from Helsingfors arc contradictory but they indicate j London, Jan. 29.-(Delayed)-The official statement from British headquarters In France tonight reads: "Early thi� morning the enemy attempted a raid on one of our posts ! south of the river Searpe (Arras) under cover of a heavy barrage. The raiding part3* -was repulsed with loss without entering our trenches. Tho enemy artillery has been ac WANT STATEMENT OF WAR AIMS ON WESTERN FRONT Also Ask Govt. To Make Response to Speech of Lloyd-George Tjondon. Jan. SO.-White some morning newspapers print with much.prominence despatches from Holland and Instructions Issued To Protect Food Production AUTONOMY AI Uve about Arras and Ypres during the (lav Otherwise (here is nothing Switzerland, representing the strikes snociai* to rcnort." U1 ^�fpiw heing on a great scale and /ery kci'iouh, the Rotterdam cor-respDndeiU of the Daily News-^varns Successful Raid London Jan. 30.-"Last m^t on� of | - }in cxagKeraied idea of the our patrols successfully attacked a [ ,r._ ._....... German position northeast of Hnvrin-eourt ami killed or look prisoner a number of the enemy's garrison," the war'office reports. Further casualties were inflicted on the enemy in patrol encounters in the neighborhood of BuIIecourt, where we captured a ibat the rumor that the Swedish min-1 machine tun. ister has fled is incorrect. All of southern Finland as far as Aviation WorTc / London. Jan. ">0.-~An official state- Tammcrfors is reported to be in the] meat on aerial operations issued by hands of the Red Guard.'brW the gov-! the British war office late last night ernment troops have vanquished the j lied Guard at various places in northern I'in'and. TIm general strike continues at Hel-singforK and the Socialists are reported t'i have made common cause with i reads: "Good visibility Monday enabled much aviation work in conjunction with tho artillery and also spine photography to he carried out. British airmen dropped 400 bombs on various an ai'iued force le crush the Finnish proletariat. Appeal For Help - London, Jan. .".(/.-A Stockholm despatch to the Times anys the Finnish government has sent, a representative to Sweden with an appeal for military help against the revolutionists. So far as possible io foresee, the despatch. Fays. Sweden will not grant the request. the I'.-vclutionists. Th * Socialists have j objects including ltoulers, iNIenin and iaKtii d a prochtiT'ar/ju accusing the j the airdrome near Tournai. Several government of attempt in;.; to organize j thousand rounds were fired at enemy machines in the dir. Three of. trnr machines are missing. "During the night of Monday-Tuesday six tons of bombs were dropped on enemy billets, railway ^tations and! trains and airdromes. AH the British machines returned safely." I ill size and importance of* the industrial upheaval. Other newspapers report that, the workmen in forty war material factories in Berlin alone have struck and that many strikes elsewhere have been accompanied by grave disturbances. The Daily News correspondent says that the cessation of work in Berlin apparently was not general in char-1 actor. The Central committee of the Trades Unions intended' a general strike, but according to the latest ir-formatiion reaching the correspondent in Rotterdam, this .was revoked after I the speech made by Dr. Von Kuehl-mann, the foreign secretary, with which the labor leaders professed to be satisfied temporarily. The strikes which occurred consequently were ap' :adic, the correspondent says: fn any case, ne adds, the trades unions committees made denumds: very mild in character. The demands, were: . 1 First, an answer by the German gov-" eminent to the speech made by Premier Lloyd George to British trades unions. Second, a, statemenL of Gorman war! aim in Hhe west. \ Third, direct representation of the working class in the peace negotia-1 tions in proportion to the representa-tion_.of capitalistic interests. Fourth, no further postponement of Prussian franchise reforms. Ottawa, Jan. ',10.-Kxplicit instructions have been tesued to registrars under the Military Service Act and to ''public representatives" that production of foodstuffs must be safeguarded." It shall be the duty of registrars and public representatives," the Instructions read, "to guard the national interest in connection with the production of foods-tuffs and otherwise arid to cause appeals to be entered from the decision, of any tribunal in 'arriving at. which due weight has not been given to any national interest.'* "if," the instructions continue, "after an order to report for duty has been issued to any man, it appears that the facts are such that if,they Itad been known before such order was Amsterdam. Jan. HO.-Belgian deputies now residing in Holland have adopted a resolution for the information of the world in which they de< ,c.laro that the German authorities, act-, ing against the unity of Belgium, have j through a few persons representing �: 1 no one but themselves proclaimed the . 1 autonomy of Flanders. The rcsolu-! tion so vs: "The eloquent and proud protests erly performed by military rcpresen- I miUle by the recognized authorities in tatives and agricultural represents- j oeeup.ed territory abundantly prove tives. Registrars, in turn, will select Ithat lhyR0 Gorman proclamations do suit of such inquiry and whether or not leave of absence without, pay has been granted to the man concerned." New Scheme Under the re-organized scheme, registrars will take over the duties, form- Another Huge Fleet of Hun Airships Drop Misery on Big Metropolis DAMAGE NOT SO GREAT IN THIS ONE, RAID IS CHECKED Air Shelters Too Crowded Is Cause of Most of the Casualties issued, an appeal from the decision of the tribunal should have been lodged, the registrars shall notify such facts to the general .or other officer commanding the jnHilary district, who shall cause inquiry to be made and shall advise the registrar of the re- a new officer to tie known as the "public, representative" who will appear before tribunals. hi furtherance of the re-organization, steps are being taken by the minister of agriculture to terminate the employment of agricultural repre-s en ta tives. A r ran ge m e n t s will be made by him to put the registrar directly into touch with such persons, j whom he will select, who is'fully con- 1 versant with the agricultural situation and upon whose advice in respect to matters connected with the exemption of agricultural laborers registrars will be able to depend. The new scheme comes into effect on February 4. not find the slightest echo among our co.iutrymen. The Belgian deputies wish to notify the world that, these persons represent only a few traitors in the enemy's service.',' THE WAR S II i STOSAVE I i BIG STORES SUPPLIES Strike In Berlin Now Bolsheviki Threatened to Destroy Rumanian Supplies in Bessarabia Telegraph Briefs HONOR CANADIAN GIRL Montreal, Jan. Douglas Hev. D'ougla the Wesley been m cellcnt Order oi' the British Umpire, i Miss Douglas has been an assistant ir the. statistical department of the national service department, under Sir Auckland Geddes. x Predict Kaiser's Death in February. From the Bible � Prophesies Toronto. Jan. 30.-The Mail and London, Jan, 30.-In fast nlgmV"t air raid three peraons were killed and ten injured, it was announced officially, but it is feared the bodies of six other persons are buried in the ruins of a house. GERMAN REPORT Berlin, Jan. 30.-The bombing of London, Southend, Dunkirk. Gravelines and Calais by German aircraft is announced in an official statement today. 15^PI�nes London, Jan^O.-About fifteen airplanes took part in last night's raid. One of them dropped bombs in the southwestern outskirts of London, and another on the out-lyinfl northeastern district. There were a few casualties in south-weste*n London. In last night's air raids, bombs were dropped at various places in Kent and Essex. It is announced No Military Results London; Jan. HO.-German airmen, as far as could he learned early today, failed last night to penetrate to the heart of London, Bombs, how- Empire carries the 'following. London, I even wore dropped in the suburbs^ Man aO.-Ramssate on the southeast ! The enemy raiders during tho past IS DECORATED Montreal, Jan. 30.-Flight Lieut:. that hositlities will cease in 10 days . and hence that the kaiser's death in ! women and children. February is predicted positively. Sold! Incidents of First iers paraded the town carrying ban-1 London. Jan. 30.-A large number j ners inscribed "Nineteen days to j of the persons killed in .Monday night's ! peace'1 and singing "Are we down-j air raid, according to the Central i hearted?" \ (News, met their deaths in a building, Several eleKgvmen of Hamsgafe de-'the basement of which was used as a A Collective Statement erf War Aims Would Have More Effect EFFORT TO RELIEVE I 1 London. Jan. 30.-Nearly 500,-000 persons are already on strike in Berlin and the number is being added to hourly, the Exchange Tclcnraph correspondent at Copenhagen telegraphs, under Tuesday's date. The movement is being extended to the provincial towns. All the workmen in the Kiel shipyards and in the Vulcan works at Hamburg, and thousands of miners in the Khoinish Westphalian districts struck on Monday, according to the Uerliner Vossische Zeitung. The JJerliu correspondent, of the Pol-Jtkon of Copenhagen reports that the strikers have formed a workmen's council of r�dt) with an "acting commission" of ten men and women including Jfuga llaase. the independent Socialist leader, und Philip Scheidemann, the majority Socialist leader. Toronto. Jan. 30.-A Mail and Empire special cable from London says: "J have reason to believe," says the Paris correspondent of the Daily News^. May Divert Freight in U. S. To "that the suggestion that Uie^alliesj Southevn p0rte-BIiz- should make a collective declaration of their war aims will be discussed by the inter-allied conference "While it agrees there was no ambiguity about, the statements of Premier Lloyd George, President Wilson and M. Piehon, the feeling has grown that a collective statement would have more weight, would satisfy certain critics and make for greater frankness. "The complaint of the French Sociat-ists was that the government did not deal with President Wilson's .1.4 points seriatim. U emphasized that Chancellor Hertling adopted this course and it is understood that the allies' premiers wili reply to his speech and also that of Caernin and will at the same time reiterate the common war aims of the allies." /ards and Floods � Washington. Jan. 30.-Plans to relieve the traffic congestion on eastern railroads and clear the freight tie up in New York hy diverting freight to southern ports were being considered today at conferences of representatives of the shipping board, army and navy departments, railroad, food and fuel administrations, and tho shipping committee of the national council of defence. , Chairman Hurley's plan is to send nwrh of the freight: normally moved to Xew York to Charleston and Savannah. FbU DEVELOPMENT1 New~ Regulations Affecting Flour Mills in So. Alberta "Restrict Wheat Shipments 1 This is Now Being Considered Bv The Cabinet at Ottawa Ottawa, Jan. uo.-Plans for-'the development of ihe mineral resources of Canada after the conclusion of the war are likely to be considered at an early date by the reconstruction committee of the cabinet, of which Hon. A. K. MacLcan is the chairman. It is stated that the government; has already received expert, advice'to the effect that Canada if heu mineral resources were properly developed, could supply not only her own needs-hut also permit the exportation.of a surplus to Europe. At the present time Canada pays out more money for imported mineral, products than she receives from her mines. The desirability of having as large a proportion of minerals as possible refined and made into manufactured products in Canada will also be considered by the committee. The production of certain mineral products in Canada has been stimulated by the war and new industries created. Steps will he taken to safeguard and provide lor the lunher extension of these industries. Winnipeg,. Jan. 30.-The following orders were today issued by the board of grain supervisors: Order No. 24; That the flour mills in Canada^ pay to the board of grain supervisors for Canada one ami one-half of one cent per bushel on all western wheat ground into flour or other wheat products. That the funds created under this order shall be in addition to, but separate and distinct from tho fund provided under order number 12 of jhc board. That this order shall be effective the 1st. of February. 1918^aml continue until the :51st of August, 19IS, both dates inclusive, except that thi.-j one and one-half of one cent per JmsUel, shall be paid as from the 1st of January, 1918, upon all wheat ground by the flour mills located upon the lol-lowing subdivisions of the Canadian Pacific' Railway: ^ Stirling, Coutis, Curdston, Raley, Alder&yde, IVIacleod, Taber, Crows Nest, Maple Creelj,, Brooks, Gteichen Suffield, Irrieaua and Langdun in Alberta and hy the flour mills located in British Columbia. London. Jan. 30.--The reasons which led to tho invasion of Bessarabia by Rumanian troops, one of the causes of the rupture in relations between Rumania and Russia, are explained by the correspondent of the Times with the Rumanian army in a dispatch filed on January 22. He says the Bessarabian officials, made repeated appeals to the Rumanians to restore order aufl save private property from looters, conditions having been greatly disturbed by the Bolsheviki regime. Another and more j powerful consideration was that Bes-! sarabia contained all manner of supplies belonging to Rumania, which the Bolsheviki threatened to destroy. To save these stores and maintain communication with Odessa and Kiev, the correspondent says, a matter of -life or death involving the question of Rumania's absolute isolation from her allies in western Europe. ? Valor of Rumanians Describing the fight between Russians and Rumanians in GalaU the correspondent says that but for the valor of the Rumanians the town would have been reduced to a mass of ruins. The Russians attacked the town with great energy on January 21. The Rumanians resisted stubbornly but the situation became critical. Eventually the Rumanians gained victory by a eounter attack with bayonets and hand grenades, aided by the fire of two small gunboats at the mouth of the Sereth river. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd says the Russian commissioners have ordered the removal of }|. Kosovaky, chairman of the revolutionary inquiry commission and some of his colleagues on the charge of bribery* They have appointed new members and ordered a careful investigation. The affair has caused a great sensation in Petrograd. IjohirF. Chisholm, R. N. A. S., son-of W. C. Chisholm. general counsel for the Grand Trunk Railway Company stance and method of the capture of clnre that ihe. scriptures show uu-ouestionahly that hostilities are near rhe end. They say that the cireum- and a former City solicitor of Toronto, , Jerusalem are a. complete prophesy in has been awarded the Distinguished j all details thus \ Service Cross. showing the present | is the great war described hi Revelations. One preacher sairt disgustedly "I CAN. AIRMEN KILLED object to the use of the bible as cam- London, Jan. 30.-Captain Eric Xie-j ouflage for the manual of war." oil, West Kents. killed, formerly served in the Canadians and won the Military Cross. Lieut. J. D. Brendell. j aged -li. flying corps. Canadians, was killed by falling six thousand feel into the Mersey. FIVE T I INTENSE SUFFERING Chicago, Jan. 30.-More than tun towns in southern Illinois arc torn- ! pletely out. of coal and the fuel situa- j tion in that secuoii is more serious than at any \time* since the blizzards of recent weeks. | NEW APPOINTMENT Ottawa. Jan. 10.-It is announced in militia orders that Major Thaiu Wen- (' dell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O.. formerly of the 3Sth Ottawa battalion, has been detailed for duty as commanding officer on conducting staff, to take effect from January 24. Major MacDovV-ell's work is connected with Ihe transportation of Canadian troops. Will Be Established in Canada Bakers Are Now Meeting I Ottawa. Jan. The committee of .shelter. It is believed that two bo'mb* j struck the/building as the walls were I blown out in large sections and all | the floors collapsed. 1 In additions to the persons from the outside being sheltered in the building there wjs a large night staff at work at Ihe time of the raid. This accounted for the serious mortality. Although a. number of bodies have been recov- , ered it i.-s feared that others are still buried in tho debris. Touching Incident One of the touching incidents in connection with the raid was the .death 61 a minister who, whenever ! raid warnings were given, had been in the habit of visiting various shelters. Monday night he was addrefc--hig people -who hart collected in one-shelter when a bomb dropped on it. killing the minister and a number of others. The Central News says that twenty-j nine bodies already have been recov--i ered from one building. Firemen and (soldiers are stJJl pouting water on the burning debris. Many * bodies ' were burned most, severely. . Among this number was that of a woman who still clasped two small children to her breast. The success of the British airmen I IS GONE Pay Carrying Charges Order No. 25: That the monies collected pursuant to order number 24. of 1 the, board of grain -supervisors for Canada be used as a fund out of which there shall be paid carrying charges on wheat carried by the flour ul.a^^^ a jalty announces that.a reconnaissance are determined by the board. I afc mianight Sunday established the fact that the Turkish battle cruiser Sultan Yawuz Selim, formerly the German warship QoebenJ was -no longer ashore at Nagara Point, where she had been beached. NIAGARA RIVER CHOKED Niagara Falls, Out.. Jan. :J0.-Ice conditions on the Niagara river above the falls have become worse Uian ever owing to a change in the wind. Huge masses of ice are choking (be river above the falls, cutting off the city's water supply, blocking the intake. bakers, which has been discussing with representatives of the food controller's office proposals to enact regulations i providing for the baking of "standard ( _____.......____ ... bread" from the' standard Hour now j'against the German invaders in Moulding milled in Canada, has completed day night's raid has caused discussion its work. in some quarters that a heavy barrage Us recommendations wili be further over London during a raid is rather considered by a. small committee ahd more harmful than helpful. It is said the food controller today, after which that the air board should give ihe air-the regulations will be promulgated, j men a cloar field in dealing with these Order No. 26: That out of the fund created under order number 24 there shall be paid upon wheat held in store by the flour mills of Canada carrying charges as follows: In public terminal elevators ot. Fort William or Port, Arthur at the rate of one-fourteenth of one cent per bushel per day. In winter storage boats at Fort William and Port Arthur at. the rate of ,ono-twenjy-fJfth of one cent per bushel per/Tay. In interior government terminal ele vators, Moose Jaw, - Saskatoon, Cal- � gary, and VancouveAat tho rate of j one twenty-fifth of one cent per bushel per day. FATAL QUARREL AT SEA An Atlantic Port, Jan. :iti.~The Swedish steamer Anglia was brought into port lust night by her second officer with a story of how Captain A. B. Waerus, the master, shot and fatally wounded the first officer, G; R. Furst as a result of a quarrel at; sea last Saturday and then shot himself. The captain fell over the ship's side undlhis body was not recovered. TRANSPORTS SUNK London, Jan. 30.-The transports of a tlotilla which were sunk early this month in the Mediterranean as announced in the houso of commons last week were tho Aragon and the Os-nianieh. (COVXIKUXD WEATHER Hiflh......................... Low .......................... Forecast: Fair, extremely cold- 17 �34 U. S. REPRESENTATIVES Washington. Jan. U0.-Raymond B. Stevens, vice-cUairman of the shipping board and George Rublee, of the board's legal staff, are to be sent to London as permanent representatives of the shipping board. FRENCH DUKE KILLED Paris, Jan. 29.-The Duke of Cbev-reuse was killed today while making a test flight iu an airplane. He was 2G .years old, son of the Duke of Lutnos and a grandson of the Duke Chess D'Uzes. It is understood that it is proposed to provide not. one standard for Canada, but five standards. If was stated that 'if a single standard of weight and form were adopted Cor the whole Dominion, many bakers .would he obliged to supply themselves with new [mils at a time when tin was scarce, and expensive. Therefore, it was urged that existing standards, each applicable to a specific district, lie set. With the fixing of standard loaves, the baking oi what is known in the trade as "fancy bread" would be discontinued. The bakers' committee included thirty delegates from centres all the way from Halifax to Victoria, B.C. BRITISH GUNBOAT SUNK London, Jan, 2ft.-The British torpedo gunboat Hazard was sunk in the English channel on January 2S as the result of a collision, the admiralty announced tonight. Three men were lost. Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 30.-An aggressive campaign to placo the churches directly*behind the government In the "battle for humanity" "was mapped out here today ^ny the executive committee of the federal council of the_ churches of Christ in America. German propaganda will be combatted through the medium of sermons through the pulpit and the women of the church will be called upon to U-ke a more active' interest in the social welfare of the soldiers. raiders, instead of employing gunfire which causes damage to property and some casualties through lulling sbrap-' nel. , Was Checked Loudon, Jan. 30.--The second moonlight raid of the year, carried out by Gothos last night, appears to have been checked by the combined activity of airplanes and anti-aircraft guns, which kept the raiders from the heart of London. ' Conditions for the raid were as favorable as tho^e on Monday night. The sky was clear and there wast little wind. Crowded Shelters London, Jan. 29.-Replying to-questions in the House of Commons today, James fin MacPherson, parliamentary secretary of the war office, said that some of the casualties in last night's J air raid were due to the overcrowding of air raid shelters. Mr. MacPherson said that 70 British airmen went up in search of tho enemy machines, and that all of them returned safely. Official Statement London, Jan. 30.-The official statement follows: "A number of attacks were delivered against London by hostile airplanes last night between 10 p.m. and 12:.*J0 a.m., but in no case dJd the raiders penetrate into the capital. The first enemy machine crossa the Isle of Thauet at 9:30 p.m., and proceeded up the Thames Kstuary tow fvds London, 1 m (CONTINUfiD ON PfcQB 4Jj \ L Hf . ;