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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AT STRIKES ARE PREVALEaST ALL OVER GERMANY If irst Stbry^d of Hr-y U.S. Destroyers Crossed Atlantic^ To � Jom the British I TEN DAYS ON THE ^ i81P;:HAV�ESCORTED � MANY SHIPS SI^^^ New YorkT Jan. 31.-How Hecrotly , the United StatoB dispatched tbo first flotilla of'torpodo boat destroyers last �April to Join the British nary In .the Hunt for German submaVines was told for the first time publicly last night by Conimahder 1^. Taussig, V. a. N.,who-t a southeast g^le, which ' accompanied us for. seven of tlie>jtea~d�j(8.v ' ^ .."The. night;a)atroI work yus very f dangetous,;,There wore frequent col-. lisions^and we had tb' use our Judg- .Tvment .as to whether wo should turn on V the'lights and avoid'danger of colHs-, Ion ian4 takdsttae risk, a submarine senlng-^iis: or .keep our lights out and ,, .; take purrchancfes;' Wehave toreifaem' �r- bei'iCraJabmariue sinks qs she oi)t> ; Minks, bne:/ahlp.i ,A 1 serious colllsioii ;; .might sink |t ?> * "> �. * * �i Paris, Jan. 31.-Twenty persona were killed and fifty Injured in Ai�t nlght't raid, it la announced officially. Ont of the Qtrman -machines which raided Paris Wat brought down. The oeeupanta of the airplane were mad* priaenerfl. Story of Riil4 Paris. .Tan. 31.-German- alrplane.s raided Paris last nIgbt.,-iThe alarm w�s given at 11:30 o'clock.- Bombs Were thrown at various-points In Paris and tho suburbs. Seveml pei'sone Vere killed and material, damage Is reported, according to an official announcement. Full details are lacking at present but a further statement will bo issued as soon as i^ccurato inforn^lton isrecelved, ^ German air raids on Paris have been Jntroqupnt'during the past year. Dur-Ink-ihe first two years oE the war Zeppelins Avere in tbe.hablt ot bQmbtug the French capitdir but defeni^ivo mea-sures proved-too jndcb for them. '' The la^it >previou8�r�id on. Paris wAs; made on tli'e nlgbtof .Tuly 27, 1917. T�ro^b0nlb�;,were dropped without doing ariy-dAmage,- Before that the last air raid Alarm was given-on the night of March 16-17 bnt,:tlie raiders did not reach the city. On'January 29, 1916, Paris Vrae raided b]r,Zeppellus for the last tim^, 34 peraoni being killed and twenty-seven Injured. . London, Jan. 31.-The Gern^an -strike Is. groWlQg !n - magnitude, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen reports. In. Berlin 700,000 perions are' ^on strike, he reports, 78,000 of these being women. A great number of Socialist leaders have been arrest-ed In various German towns, according to this authority. A German Report Amslerdani, .lun. 31.-The number oi; strikers In' Berlin is estimated at about 120,000, nccordlng to a semi-pfflciai Bttttement issued in Berlin yesterday, when there had been only-an Inconsiderable increase in the strike since Tuesday. ,' The Berlin newspapers, with few ex^ ceptions, ba^o been- published. The streets of the German capital, tho statement adds, .show no signs of n strike. Ail traffic is proceeding quietly and undisturbed. ~' The stnlemont says there -have, been no disturbances-anywhere in the ein-. Plre. � Fifteen Merchantmen Sui^lt in Past Week-Increase Over .Past Two Weeks 4 London, Jan. .lO.--An increase In Bvl-tisji shipping losses. is sinwii In the of tidal summary Issued .ttiiilfiiit which rt-p'orts tho destruction (jt! nine vessels''oE more than i.tiuo-lons and six of It-Bser tonnago. The follov/ing Is the Htatcme'nt: ' ' Arrivals Ballings 'J,r.O'J. . . British-merchantmen 1,(>Q,0 tons or; over sunk by mine or submarine, nine; under 1,600 tons, six: fishing vessels, one. ^British merchantmen unsuccessfully, eight. ' The sinking""of fifteen Brltlslr n\er.-cliantmen exceeds by seven the.total for the previous two weeks, In. bptlt ot which six large ships and two -small ones wore lost. The ndmlrftity reports of botji January 2 and January 9 gave the sinkings as 21 mercliantmen. Result Cannot Be Known! Until , Ballots 'Opened and Counted _^ Ottawa, Jan. 31.-^FInal dllocathm of the North American' military and na^al vote has'been-.practlcally completed and the actual: counting is expected to begin wltfitn a week or so. In vIow.-Dt rumors as to tDM3 way in which the military, vote ba^g6nc, It la empbaslzed boretluit nothing can ,�ctualiy-'berknowj) until the envelopes containing'the ballots are opened. Some diftiouItieD.havb arisen-in regard to consttt^ancioSf where a candidate was raturn'ed' by acclamktiou. Soldiers resident 'in, aucli constituencies hifve apparently'^beenvuder the -ImpreRslon that ^bey^ were entitled to vote in another .cotfstltuengy. Where a soldier ,|8 kifayu; to i have volod irregularly In this .WW; Ws ballot will be rejected. O-i- - i-QneHup, Jftiji'.'?!,-Tlje fateTof'the,}! . ^r^fflOiinMlle^praiylnce :Ot'Quebeto\�imend the Quebec it'l*aBiKWis!tefiMt,:^;Hjtta,' und iBV^lui^tor!: secQAd WljHoy#tp^lnfw)ftJ8 FBHTOF ALLIES New York, Jan. 31.-Fast |frelghii trains, loaded witli food and >: olhor supplies for. tlie .entente allies,, started from the middle wo^t for No5V;York and other Atlantic seaboard ^ointsytdfj >a w&r mettr. day-under orders issued as sure by A. H. Smith, rBgiona^-direbt* of railroads. This action was taketi': on urgent representatlous by the Br'it-ish, French and '^Itallaii - governmeiitE as to the food situation nbroad.'vK-^^ According to Mr. Smttii ynluKltlb^ time will be saved under theV'tilaii. The solid trains will run on a.'slxtf-:-hour Bcliedulo between: St.-'ftouiif', and Chicago and Ne w York.. ' v J ''^ � i State .'of-Selge-Copenhagen, Jan. .'il.-A stato of siege has been d at. Homburg, Altona .and . Wandsbnck. according to the Hamburg 13cho, a iSncinlist news-papor. ,1 ^-r ,-,.;. Mrfl^e^SlpreadinB  Am8terdam^,Jhn. 31.-Both"In Berlin and th^* provinic&i, llie strikes are spreading, accorddng to Wednesday's edition 'of the' KoelulscUo Volks Zei-tung, which reports that ropresonta-tiyos of" Ihbor InVthe vnrloim cities- In tlie industrial re^iin were expected to meet in Berlin on ;Tiifi3day. ^ ..-;( Agitation'" for'"'a general strlk^' in AIunloH'is said 'to'have failed after a stormy,nieetlHit but the movement Spread:to ^iireinburg and Firth, the largest manufactiu-lng towns in BaVar-. in. -The mwaimAp aaya that the d4r mand Jot the Fatierland party for tlie coittiniiance pt JS� war nnd tbe.bad food supply in.'.tBe towns wfere Ihe roaaous, glxen fSTf^the strike at several meetings. � All Werk Stopped ^ 'London,.UBii. nr.-The cessation of work In Hamburg Is now virtually complete, ,according tt> a Daily Tele-, graph ,despatch from Rotterdam. The strike thaa extruded from the Vulcan Shipbuilding ./.W^io annexations and no indemnities. yTakIng a-.,'Serious Turn ' XAiidon; Jau; >3l.-Xo one bayi been periiilt^d to .puii the Swiss frontier from Oerman^efnco Tuesday morntns according to: the-. Dally News rcorres-pondeht at'ylenua. Private reports (received in .^yitserland represent the strifevsituatloiil.ns having.taken a seridus turn latfJuosUay. Tbe refusal of.Herr WallrtB^ tlie minister of the interior to confer with the strike lead-eri Is sald'ito ;tave Infnriated th^ strikers^'- Tiio'CentriilMrlko. committee in Ber-lln.Cnow ha� sat continuously: sincC mmttMimikr: AsHurances of -BoMdar-' lty';are, said to b^iaio ses,-, sion t:Oday otvtljima^preme-wancoun-cU arou^Bd' more-lnteifeBtttbBn the preceding^ me^UngayoCi^tr/boily, as was. evidenced-by t)ie;ct'owd>;w)itch gather;-�4, The iBouleviu'duDe^Lil! Reine was so ^tlilckly/;^tiira|ur^i'^(h�tV:ii>e police' guard 'wfis, reinforced, ip, keep the crowd""out' ot tth 'Triti||ion Palace, where the dl80UBji)PQ';tfH>1tViklAce,' . Tlie meeting'0|ie]$ed at;-, preMler's left, David bloyd GeorKe>';^fie B^J:iBh. prem Will Be at WorkShortty-Rek; ulations UndetiWWdii / The^^Work'  '^^^ - Ottawa, Jan. 31,-The estaliiliahiaon't' of medical review boards under- 'the Military Seryice, Act is now ,ylrtu||ly (Completed; and, li{.^each milltftx-lditJ-trict, tJie boards are expected to �be^at work ivlthln brief. delayi',:Regulat'" goveraing the new boaril's: hcfve-drawn' up.. Tbe prlubipal arei>,i: -Ity, the lObal or appeal ^trlbui fore whom; the claim is' ni^ijb,'� the man Aas-valready beeii-'cbiet of thB,.genf,? "rJ,aBarbhi listefcifprt AlaJoriO^nerali BonVaub-ohief p rimjiifimy, were Iriftront^at' OrIana'9.\thp jtf Sonnino, 'Italian; General Cador GULLS BEST DETECTORS OF SUBMARINES Boston, Mass., Jan. 31.-r-A plea fo> the protection bt.guUs* described as the best submar-. ine detectors in tho world,' -was made yesterday by Edward H. ii'orbush, state ornithologist, at a legislative hearing of a bill providing for the extension:for the closed season on walk' fowl. BY JUDGE DUFF Central Appeal Judge Decides Case-Makes Importaltt Ruling . BOm NOW COMPLEie DIE NOTED RE ��t'k Decree Issued Assigning Big Term for Organization of Notorious Force --r- RUMOR RUMANIA y . HAS MADE SEPARATE ] AGREEMENT HUNS New "^rk* Jan. 31.-The coal short age. in New.York City and state lias now reached aiK alarming stage, ac cording to reportrmade today by varl 0U8 fuel SdmlnistraitorB. 'Factories stores and public instjtutlons in largo numbers have closed, it Is reported, and unless relief cpmes soon others will be forced-to shut down. The fuel supply In manv hospitals m this city is' reppr.te.d/to bo low, , � 1 � . neports irpm up-atate Indicntc that the situation is ev,en -tvorse than in New York City, piie adn'mlstrator describing it as "dreadful.'1 Much suffering has boon reported in virtually every county in the State. To alleviate the .sufferings among the poor hero,, tile administrators have set aside 200'(onsh^'dti|pii(i, desperate .'reslatancoo^ the :,ui,THm*ea^ly movementd were a diy-erfftoilito screen thehe most hlieVAVB^^ft^htln.; >' .diRourred through .Mpnia�^night a,ni| 4n tb^ early hours '6(-^V;- .,->,� Nanton Case .ludgmeut has also boon given-in^tho:-case John G. Marshall. of.Nanton, Alberta. Marshall is in . partuorshlp with his rather in -the hardware business and exemption- was granted by the local tribunal-on the ground he was urgently needed in that business: Tho applicant has one brother with the forces overseas and one brother, aged 15, at home. Judge Duff finds that tho nature of the business Is nonsuch as to Justify total exemption--^but-grants exemption tll^ May 1, 1D18, to give the father au -opportunlty''.toiAake other arrangements In the busltaesa. lliondoti, Jan, -A Holshcvlkl decree establlaliing an AU-Riissian col-' leglum forViiidanco in organizing thu "workmen's and peasants' rod army ot> the Russian councils' republic" Is announced^ in a Fiussian official wireless statement received here. The com- . mltlcc will be conipoised of two reprC-senlatives of the * war commlssarlJt and two representative/! ot the general-staff'of the Red'Tluards. Another decre^ assigns 20,000,000 roubles for tlic organiication of the red army from the moneys in the war, fund/. The nidney is to he entrusted to thci? collegium'and must be retm-ned subsu-quently, ' ��, Separate Agreement -y The Pravda prints a rumor that Uu-luanla lately had madg a separate agreement with the central powei-.s and suggests that tills ^pay includo' compensation for Rumania in Bessiar- . abi.v. The Bolshevlkl government, ac-, coriyng to despatches from Pelrograil, ' continues tovc-lalm considerable mil!-' tary success\ln Ukraine � and else-. 'it: -r- But Fighting is Under Way At Other Points With Rev-: olutionaHes ' y � .{.-^-- Stockholm, ;Ian.;30.-All is (luipt at Ilelslngtors,:'a., dispatch from that city reports, but fighting l.s underway at other points in Finland between tlie Red'Guard, which la^supporting the reyolutlon, and :thc --White Guard, whicli.is upholding the Finnish government. THptWhlte Guard is fighting wltli euthUBlaam and scoring success .'eyenywlVere; notably- nts Kemi, Uleabprg, K^janallmola, and St. Michael,Mliarmfn|f^ the Red-Guard>. In tlghttng" Tuesday near Kemero station; the'Red: 6uard, lost 87 jUlled and'1I27 Injured,, / - �v ^ W DEALERS iB!E 10 HEAVYPilALlS Ottawa,. Jan. 31.?:aenler'8!>whp,' attempt to sell, mifldllfigk ''at a lUghcr price than that fixed by ihe food pon-troller for shorts, are Viglatlnfev the law and rendering' tliemsplves. liable to' heavy penalties'. They mdy.vniso lose their llcen8es7if-;,the�ipraotIse . is continued; - The taodT^controlIer.^said, toda^' that unde;* authority .otvai) or-1 dor-in-council issued iHider tl)o Adul-' teratlon Act, the departviont OH'Inland revenue had constnved ''shprts"- and "middlings" as being": tliev same product. The sale of .middlings at a higher price than thafpflescrllied for shorts is therefore lllegalf'  "Enemy Still Victor, We Mii^t Give Best Effort," 1 N IfBennett in Great Appeal where. It is announced that after Uie J rada is said to have-lost confidence in the Ukrainian soldiers. Workmeib' -are now organizing a white guard In � �' v the Ukraine under Russian and Polish .officers who had iJeeu reduced to the .-.y ranks in tUo Russian-army. , 7? . The capture of thectowna ot Kartell,'� ."';;iir,ii . Iieodosia and Yalta;- In the Crlmeii; , is claimed byj the i.Bblsbovlkl. It; |a  said thnfthe Cos^ackB'.'.bave been do---leated, Special despatches from Petrd-J wadboflciir in'thd belief ihat all Cos-' > -; sacks .will declare themselvef-oni.theiL side of the Qolsbeviki.^ The reports ,  .'i give instancea of growing adhesion" and forecast tiie>downfalI of the gov-> . ernment of Gen. Kaledlnes. Those op-j ^ posed to the Bolsheviid, accordlnt^ to the Petrograd correspbiidont of . the .- . Daily Express, admit a growing con> - ;;; victioii that the 361shevlki have coma ^ to stay. If not permanently, at least an > Inconveniently long time. He sayB.ttia /.'i Bolshevlkl has won the confidence anty. v! respect of the people, as the provlsidnp v al government never did and have also , 5 struck a popular note on the questlon.^^ :; I ot peace. He adds: ^ , ,! "It is more, or less gi,neiially* rae- i; knowledged here with mingled joy and  S gloom that the power ot the soldiSrs ./;:;� and workmen's council ^Is no empty ' boast, as many know to'lheir cost'.''-;^ 'j Ueniobllliiation of four more claase* n-i ot the army, has bee;i ordered by tlje.^' 'j government. 'AU men thirty-one years^ ,s old also are to be relieved of army 4 duty.^. .;� *,?'-'' '  - MakeB Up With Per�lanB � .5] Petroigiad,' Jaiii,^rfo.-^Foreign, Minis* | tor Trotzky, acco.rdlng to ^tho seim-"^ *| offlclaln'ewa ^gehey,-,has sent a letter** i to the Persian-minister at Petrograd 4 whom he addresses. fis"citia!en Am' � bassad^^,'* informing ji^in that government of , |be Russian; republ makes this declaration: ' . " .^^ v' "The" Anglo>Russlah agreement-^v-^.of 1917 w^as directed iagaltist.the liberty^' and independence of the Perslah'ippdr!'v pleaud-Is nuirandSyold tor all tlm^.>; Moreover,; thei^govefnment deiiouifces n all agreements pi-ecedlhg and IoIJowt ' ing the said agreoment -fthlch mayT-e-'; strict tlie fights of the Persian peoplu'v to a free and ;lndependent^exi�tence,^f;:l ibiie i^a, Jan'.x9t7b� third pay-r n,Victory konda purehatad ivamban-.ta iuf \ tomorrow^ r Wf-f Bt.wuat.ba Bald ^ date or Irf^fMt ^at'HhaK five and, a; half per, citAi, v, ^oUiom/doOSrthe elo niade'^ln KnoK church_on,})tbBlf^af the Red Cross, of' the. i^rovlttciul brppcb of which be.JB president,' A' scant audience heard '>ht8 -appeali' but itsretoquenco stlrrejl them'tO~gi'Civter; depths of feeling lor 1 the' ;C�u8e; 'Inspired f^lthln tliem a*' new ;dntecotln^tidn for^ greatei'. efljQrti in tho}urgent,*orji of-the Red.Cross;; Had- the..,audltorJumi. b�enh)aqked:to the dodr^'as lt>hou|d have ieiin, no doubtI1:b'e;bnt6p^e!of :tlj? fu)jd8,.needed; to rea(;|i',tHe.,f30,00p mark'whleh'LeUu-,)>ri(iBe hnB set fof ItseU iii'tbe pii^aent drlVe;iWQiiJ4' have :been sul^i�crlb(|a on; the^fpot, Thei^iioble ^ork of the ReOl Oro)iByat;the,:frout';wai^;exalted^l>i: the; eloc(ue1t'ce?/j^i^>^th|8/master, oI^'PhraafiB ,to. a^VpinntfeltiiVBurpaBBed only�''b}nv theLi �iUtanJ.^a�!hieyomeptj of amedi ' IresB' �QUld fail to reaila^^^tne " lw|iqrtftiiiCe,,thQ YltalfW^iiJeSr  fon!ri�5?'?4>iJ�^R^'or Hardie said a tewi\^ordH: of appeal in opening t,he meeting. \ Mr. Bennett's AddraK  Mr. Bennett' said iitjwaa a 5>'lvllege to be aasoclated; wlt^iffluoh worl^ os tim Red CroBfi. veqti' blstory of the Red," thq Swiea atuden' tl^a battlotiold � S|l \.T,w.'in9re�bddie8 have)been reL ed, thaBe'jbt;Ik)uiB^m^^ Alf^^HMttaei^>:|ibtU?BetgfanB, making total 43^;taken6utt'andVleavinK 4R bod. les 'Bjtlll to J)e beoured; ,^^^'< l�st"ye ?28466 23 61367? 1?743521 79 ;