Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
yoLnMi'-. X, LF/rUHHUK.K, ALBKKTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1917. NUMBER 279 PEACE Gen. Cadorna Is Withdrawing^'; His Troops To New Lines In Good Order VENICE QUIET IN FACE OF PERIL CROSS LIVENZA Berlin, Nov. 3.-Austro-German forces in- northern Italy have crossed the Livcnza river, army headquarters announced today. t ------ Heaclf|uari.ers in Italy, Nov.' S.- (By the AsaocJaled l^rcj.s)-A messenger from B. Harvey Carroll,-Jr., American consul at Venice, arrived at lieadguar-lers Vv'ednesday. The messenger said : ? ? : ? ? ? : ! ? � � > � > o LABOi mmm DnQTDnM[j)J()]]J[ Nothing Accomplished - May Be Surprises When Convention Resumed "The labor convention has been ---- ---------, , . , , ,, I postponed until November 17th. There conditions in Venice v/ero fairly calm, i nothing else to report. Any resolu Shops were open and business was proceeding. There had been no air rajlds a&aiuHt the city owing to the effective deliences. in Good Order Headquarters o� the Italian Army Jn Narthorn Italy, Nov. 8.-The retire-mont of the Italians Is being acconi-Iiiished in good order from the Taglia-nie/iio lino toward the Livenza river on iliti pifains wet't cl the Tagllanieuto. ' a Ilia is part of the foreseen plaa ct ^ the fiiipremo com;.ianri which is sys- j^. temaCcally developiajr- ~l aiie Tagliamenio was .a roaring tor- Tent wlr.^u the" cc rrespondent,crossed li.a weuit .igo, b\it the splendid >rea-tiie d.-'ed up its mountain feeders and neutralized tlxe defensive strength of the ri.er. Italian rear guards, fjr-iilanes! and dirii;lbles are haras'^ing, bl.x'lrin;,' or destiiyinji the enemy. The |!ri'.i^!i batteries have been withdravini jniiu't after a teirlble experience. Tl'oy I'.isl three men, not at the lia.ids of the oneniy, but as a result of an accident and exporiurc One artillorv-jnan fell oil ;\ g'./n, the wheels of vhicii pa.ssed over in'ra, killing liim. Failed or Objective. Rome, Nov. 6.-"The German plan has laJed in regard to its political object," says a semi-o()1oial .statement issuert here today. "Strong conlidence Is felt Ihpt it will fail to acconipli.s i its military object. The military sitfl-ution, although difficult, is being held In and the political situation is ex-* cellenl. All the living forces of the nation, without the least discouragement nro united for the attainment of the ^njirome aim, remaining at the side of the allies and repulsing the tlireals and cajoleries of the enemy. "Naturally the military situation has been overturned completely since it has been changed from progressive penotratiou of the enemy's aiming at Laibacli and Trieste, into a war of manoeuvre on the Venetian plain." The rt'ii'oat caused a military crisis \Vhicli gradually is being solved by the iiKsembling of troops on a previously established line and by rushing up Anglo-French forces. While this tions passed v/ere of a private nature and had to do with the program of tliD adjourned convention." Above is the statement handed to the Herald this morning by Robert Barrowman, chairman of .the press committee of the convention. The Herald learns that the convention was in seBsion last evening until about nine o'clockf A number of the delegates were seen by the Herald immediately after adjournment. They refused to talk. Charles Peacock, secretary of. .the local Miners-Union-said that a bomb was likely to be exploded when,the convention resumes work. "We are not through by any means," he declared. Delegates to the convention declare there is nothing In the report that, if a fight is made, P. V/ardman or Dick Rogers vrould be the, candidate.' These men deny that they have any knowledge o� a propo-sal to nominate them. Petrograd in Control o! Alexander Ke^-ansky. Issues Declaration Leon Trotsky, president of the executive committee of the Petrograd council of soldiers' and workmen's delegates, issued a declaration to the effect that the provisional government was no longer in existence and that some of Its members had been arrested. The preliminary parliament has been dissolved. ^ An Exchange Telegraph dispatch ^trom Petrograd says a strong detachment of troops of the soldiers' and workmen's delegates occupied the Baltic railway station and that tl^e government commandeered all motor cars, confining the troops to the barracks. The Rua�lan news agency, which, as reported last night, was seized By the Maxtonaliats, sends the following Report Will Practically Ratify dispatch, from petrograd dated 9:50 n A. o'clock last evening: O'Connor Report on . London, Nov. 8.-The Maximalisf,s have obtained control of Petrograd and js.sued a proclamation saying the new government \vill propose an immediate peace, the semi-official news agency announces. The Maximalists were assisted by the Petrograd garrison, which made possible a coup d'etat without bloodshed. KERENSKY GOVT. IS DEPOSED t London, Nov. 8.-A proclamation sent out through the wireless stations of the Rus'sian government today and picked up here, states that the garrison and proletariat of Petrograd have deposed the Kerensky government. R PROFITS OF MCOLDSTORAGEMEN LAPSE VEAREKILLE Now York, Nov. 8.-'Five women and two men are believed to have been killed in the collapse of three floor* of a building In Brooklyn occupied by a conoern Bupplyinfl provisions to.the United States government. An explo--�ion and fire followed. One body, that of Miss Josephine Johanns, jvas recovered from the ruins and firemen are searching for others. The building, a tour storey structure, was owned by the Jphanns Steamship Provision Company and was located within a block of the recant $2,000,000 warehouse fire in Brooklyn. Heavy machinery, stored on the upper floors, is believed responsible for the collapse "The; day brought certain changes In the general sltnatlOH in the capital. The Maximalist movBinent made fresh and fairly appreciable progress, but no disorders have taken place.' the fimo J50 as to delay as much as possible the advance ef the Austro-Ger-maiis who desire to take advantage of the situation. "Tbo Italian army, faithful to the orders of its leaders, is fighting with a high morale and a firm spirit. Some time must necessarily elapse before an equilibrium has been re-established but all existing conditions give confidence that the fate of the groat battle initiated twelve days ago will be concluded in our favor. . "The Italians are confronted by an Jnaposing concentration of the enemy's troops and materials, under orders of the German general staff, aiming to obtain on our front a definite decision In the European war by crushing Italy piilltarlly and also by an internal upheaval. "Instead, an unprecedented moral union throughout the country has been caused as the following, examiJle proves: . "The Catholic party voluntarily has dropped all polenfics regarding the answer of Barou Sonnino, the Italian foreign minister, to the papal note and has declared itself ready to perform every duty Imposed by patriotism. "Even the Osservatore Romano, the papal oillclal organ, has urged Catho; lies fully to accomplish their civic duties. "The confederation ol workmen, representing the whole class, has published a manifesto urging that the mother country ho supported by every meanr,." Could Net Have Done tt. Washington, Nov. 7.-General Cadorna oould not have organized his re-i treating forces for successful defence ' along the line of the* Taglianiento, in an ammonia tank. About 3,BOO bags of beans destined to the American forces in France were ruined. ; iCONTJNUBD ON PAfiH SIX) y. S. GUiOftT FiO 1 BY CHINESE Pekin, Nov. 8.-Th� Atiierlc&n gunboat Palos was fired upon yesterday by Chinese bandits on the Yang Tse Klang near Chung Kinr, in the province of Sze-Chuaa. The gunboat was damaged ^slightly. "ftie Palos, of 190 tons, in one of a number of small gunboats which have been in Chinese waters for some time. In June the Paloa, Monacacy, Saniar, Qiilros and ViUaloboa were interned in the harbor of Shanghai by the Chinese government. They were released subsequently when China broke oft diplomatic relations with Germany. Chung Kung. is about 800 miles up the Yank Tse Klang from Shanghai. Davies Co. Winnipeg, Nov, 8.--The Free Press Ottawa correspondent says: "The report of the Henderson-Clark-son-Brodie commission appointed to investigate the O'Connor report on cold storage profits is finished and will be made public almost immediately. It will show enormous pt'oflts made from an .enormous volume of business, especially by the Davies Company of Toronto. The percentage of profit on the original investment and upon the money since added to the capitalization has also been large. The publication of the report will be coincident with an announcement from the government as to Its plans toward control of the packing housea. "Hon. T, A. Crerar, minister of agriculture, announced to a gatherlng~of livestock men from the west tonight that the gbvernmeat proposed absolutely regulating the margin of profit between the producer and consumer in tho matter of hog products. 'Attention has been directed,' he said, 'to large profits made by the packing houses. I do not Intend to discuss the merits or demerits of these, but the government is taking the matter lu haiid and before you gjentlemen return home the public will be dpprlsed of the government's proposals.' , Mr. Crerar stated that it was Impossible to guarantee to hog producers a mini- says that the officers who do not mum price but stated that the shrink- openly join the movement must image In hog production and the great mediately be arrested, world demand should insure against ' Uncertain military detachmenti^he risk of loss and render hog raising a proclamation adds, must not be 'per-very profitable business. Mr. Crerar, mltted to leave the front for Petrb-assured, his hearers that it was not Krad. Where persuasion fails, the Garrison Helped "Towards five o'clock In the afternoon, the military revolutionary committee of the soldier's and workmen's delegates' issued a proclamation stating that Petrograd was In Its hands, thanks to the assistance of the garrison, which enabled the coup d'etat to be brought about without bloodshed. To Propose Peace "The proclamation declaresthat the new government will propose an immediate and just peace, will hand the land to the peasants, and will summon the constituent assembly. "Delegates from the thre6 Cossack regiments quartered here declared they would not obey the provisional government and, would not march against the soldiers' and workmen's delegates, but that they were prepared to' maintain public order. "The Petrograd council of soUders' and workmen's delegates held a meeting this afternoon at which M. Trot- ( Continued on Paqz 6) Kerensky Flees; Givil War is Near 'London, Nov. 8.-Premier Kerensky has fled from the capital, the semi-oflicial news agency has declared. Orders, it states, have been issued for his arrest. RY. COMMUNICATION STOPPED London, Nov.^8.-Railway communication todaywith Petrograd is reported to be interrupted, "the Copenhagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company cables. * Petrograd, Nov. 8.-The military revolutionary committee of the central council of soldiers' and workmen's deputies in a proclamation to the army committees and to all soldiers and workmen's councils says: "We have deposed without bloodshed the government which rose against the revolution." ^ \ stock market today after an early period of comparative strength. Losses of 2 to 5 points were registered before noon by leading rails, shippings, coppens and the war. group as a whole. Much of the selling represented a revival of recent Investment ; liquidation, but the bears were again active in the depressing prices. Utili- c ::� o ? : : , "The Gai-man artillery Is 86 numer^' ically Inferior to the British that . it seldom is relieved and as 'lt;,cannot dig. in owing to the boggy terrain. It must fire without cover. The conditions in the shell holes are such that men falling into the centre of them are lost unless assisted. Horses breaking into the morass are shot because it is impossible to extricate them. "German counter-attacks can traverse the fire roller only by small detachments in single file. The loss ii slight If the manoeuvre succeeds, otM-erwlse." - The Germans are evidently anxious concerning an advance from Dlx-mude where the ro�d emerges from the inundated region. The Germans maintain a concentric artillery fire on the road but Von Ardenne thlnlcs that an attempt to advance ta notimproT-able. French Report Paris, Nov. 8.-"During th� nigtt we made two surprise attacks, one on the enemy trenches east of RhvlflU, the other in the Woevre east of Nou-illy and brought back prisoners," says today's official statement. . "In upper Alsace the attack wblch we made yesterday on the Q�nnaa positions at Schoenholz, it U- now learned caused the enemy to suiter heavy losses./The number of prisoners captured by us has reached. 121, o|, whom two are officers.-^. Important materials which we bars thus not been able to enumerate fell into our hands. "There is nothing to report from the remainder of the front" BRITISH ATTACKING T united under a common emperor. The agreement is renewable evyry ten years. In 1907 a new Ausglelch was perfected, taking the form ofva treaty instead of a commercial, and customs alliance. Tills expires during the present month. U.S. PARTICIPATES London, Nov. S. - The special-American commission to the allied conference arrived In London last midnight. It Is headed by Col. E. M. ilouse, as special commissioner with the honorary rank of special ambassador. WEATHER High............... .-. Lpw.................. ForooMt-Fine and mild. 51 32 ership of Nikolai Lenine, the radical agitator, who later was put under tho ban of the provisional government because, of his ultra-radical preachments and his suspected pro-German lean-ihgs. MeanVhlle the Maximalists were under the.leadership of his chief lieutenant, Leon Trotsky, whose home was In the United States when the revolution broke out but who sailed for Russia shortly afterwards. He was one of the leaders in the 1D05 reyolution. Premier Kerensky seemingly recognized that the growing menace to his government was one that rfe could not cope with by drtistic measures, sun�unded as he was by military power in the hands of his opponents. It was only within the last day or two that he refused to declare the B61-shevikl virtual /outlaws at the request (CONTINUJiJD. ON PAGE SfflVBN> London, Nov. -8, (via Reuter's Ottawa Agency).-Telegraphing from Erltish he.tdquartera in Egypt under dste of November RSiiters-Corre-spcndent says: ' � "The fifth counter attack on:t)ur new positions on the left flank was :re-' pulsed with heavy looses 'vestfrday. ^ve are now bombarding tt\o, strong points In this part of the eacmv sec end i.ne. A st.'ouK I'l imy -oatrorap-rrcachei! our t^.iWoi at Sheik Hah-bid. west of Ga/a, at night, but .was dri"en off by ouv artillery -and machine guns with considerable loss. "Our captures now total 307 officers and over 2,400 men, � "Our aviators were very active yesterday. Naval airmen bombed railway communications and stores to good effect, scoring ten direct hits upon the bridge and oil -factoiT at Jul-JuUe, fifteen miles north of Jaffa. Airmen also bombed tho station and stores at Tel-Sherla on the Beerslieba railway. "Cavalry cajDtured the-ground In the | limestone hlUs to the northeast of Beersheba, the enemy feebly rosist- HON POLITICAL CRISIS ASACOTEASEVER Hertling Has Also Succumbed To the Militaristic / Element London, Nov. 8.-The German poll- ; tlcal crisis Is reported as being as acute as ever in special dispatches " from Amsterdam. Some say that Count "Von Plertling'.s chancellorship is In danger of immediate shipwreck. . The refusal of Herr Friedberg, leader of the national-llbera! party, to accept.; the vice presidency of the Prussian ministry and the alleged certainty that r: Dr. Helferricii is to-be retained as vlce>.j chancellor, are reg.irded as matters impossible of settiewent. Count Von'.f Hertling is reported to have succum\,-,, i ed to military and jualcer influence'.'" p . The Berliner Tageblatt refers to the '' reactionary forqes opposing the nottS^- s � nation of progressive leaders. The ^ Koelnische Zeltung blames the pb-grossives and the Socialists for the re-awakening of the-crista and' saj-a that the prcspect lor a political truoe '' has quite disappeared. * \ . INSURANCE EXPIRES. Sarnla, Ont., Nov;' 8.-According to ; Captain Wiggins, a marine insuranois^ man^here, insurance on class '/ " boatsVin/.the grain carrying trade.j Lake- Superior; expired yesterdajr."