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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta � ^ ^ ^THE LteTttBBKDGE DAILY HERM�t>. iteWGOMMERCE Commerce, Noi% 11. f..... he'Comnierco i^fanch of the Gross Society has ! a discontinued tlL^i weekly meetings tdurlng the epidemic of lufluenai Th� �Qbranijh Is �Without �work now owing to Itihe mling that no'more shipments of '^Bupplles are to be made during the ^prevalenca of the. epidemic. ^ > The annual reports show that since i'tjils branch begaawork- last January until the SOth of September, 2547 artl-f-tiles have boen made and forwarded. ; ' A recent Red Cross drive for funds Tesulted In eight new life members being added. The membership fees together with other'donations and the proceeds of a sale of farm products .netted the society the sum of ?2S2.55. � Those participating In the drive were: Messrs. Reid, Rogers, McIIroy, Wei-gand, Purdy, Crotts and Patterson. The life members are: Mrs. W. Hi ^Oliver, Mrs. B. R. fTalbott and Dorothy :B. Gillette of Commerce and W. J. liunt, A. B. Hunt A. B. Hunt, Osborne Ostbo, and J. H. Wyman of Iron Springs. ;  ! ^This branch now boasts of eighteen life members. .� ' --Following is an extract from a letter from Mary Ptokham, honorable secretary of the Alberta Provincial branch, received recently by this branch. , "We -were perfectly delighted to -read the report of your year's-work, also to note what splendid success you are having with your drive. �"It Is imposible to thank all V. A. EBERLY, Acting Manager. M. A. KILPATRICK, Acting Ivlaaager. WAS CHECKED Washington, Nov. ,13.-Speculative short selling in* cotton' on the New York andNe-S]f Orleaps exchanges has been prohibited' by 'the distribution committee of the war Industries board. Charles J. Brand, chairman ot the committee, announced the action to day, saying it had been taken because of undue short selling yesterday �ss'hlch caused the market to fall two cents. New York, Nov. 13.-A, further sen sational break in the cotton market here today was checked by the an nouncement j)03ted on the exchi^nge that the government had ste'pped In. to prgvent undue speculation. Prices were off from 130 to ISO points at the opening, or a decline of $9.50 a bale under yesterday's closing quotations. With the publication ot the intervention by the qotton distri bution committee ot the war Industries board, active covering began. Liq nidation continued moderately, but there 'was less active selling. The market remained feverish and unset fled. SEAS^iiUST BE F n Fleet ia Most' Important London, ,Nov. 13.-Problems connected with the' policing and prbvlsv toning of Russia and tbe Central Powers binge, primarily upon the Immedr jaie disarmament of the German ileet, the Russian warships held by the Oei}-mans ahd those under control of the Ukrainian government In the (Rlaok Sea. Warships which are held by the ^oIshevikl in the Finnish Gulf must aUo be put out of commission, y Without freedom of movement in the Black and'-Baltic Seas, the entente powers and (the United States -will have great affording econ-oWic relief to fientral Europe, as well as'Scandinavia. � Consequently, the attitude of the CJerman navy toward the armistice terms iS watched with ea-gel-ness by entente officials who are starvation among; ..leh^jUgerenta and to restore normal social and economic cdnditlon^ among '{|(ie suffering millions.' :;,Sseedy action Is uecpssai'y for thei, relief of regions adJdGBijt to \}x& BaW tioijSea, as many of Itsjports �will be? itce-bound within two months and the bchMfisted and disniptkA1N8T-*ArtMI8TICE �} . SqWl, ;j�(l^vf'n�yi(:4er>^eoriktlo state of Bavr v 4rl9.;.lf;ynpt'.raspoflslble for the faults ,of ithe^old regime In Germany;'S-'-inwilfesto, has been sent, from-lyiunjch^to the new federal Sovc^nicot '^t' Germany, asking that^o^mplail^tover the conditions .of :the>armistlee be sent to thp entente*'po^.ersfe� on Nov. ,10, as forming ia'HnteiP'aV jn^ri^' of .,the isomjrteto con-tlon. '  ' '^ . 'I ' 'i' ' lit ftijy ,,tihst the tor erac- ilK>rtellon oTittfairs govem-��t, may conditions Tbe en- ventton. , i doubt^tb.'talst on thai shortneBs' otrttae delgy .iiationfan4 the br^""-^ 'ly^uBlble meiins tbi^ateds to la-OTl^e't wh^ch, Without the^:' fueni and people, roti(|6.r the exeoutton: oit-'th^'amisttqe ImpL. . yoy's'further Con9lde�>;:tt't^elr, duty, referring to their retkeret^VarHl and written declarations,''iiD.':,'nate once more i('l.t^;.the utmtfiit eii^rfy.lhat the eiectttlon m^st throw th* Ooman peo-:ple.'lnto tinarcby. ^ "After \,hf>.. public . ^anUestatlons ,whicb,preced��d the liurlnf;do�rii of tho ^rmietice yOondltloBB, ;Diifi�t'^,h�*a been expected'ii^lch,w)ilIeii)|;MiC.our ad-iv