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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta OFFICER-TELLS OF CRYING NEED FOR REINFORCEMENTS VOLUME X. THURSDAY, DKCKMBEH G, 1017 NUMIHCU 303 Buljs Small Machines Are Brought Down by British FIRST AIR RAID FOR MORE THAN. MONTH London, twenty-' v five airplanes raldfd England ti- day, !l Is announced officially.- Of thew six rtactied London. Two of li-fl wert brought down, trie crew of three men tJn each ma- chine being Bombs dropped by the raiders cans- til a miaibcr of fires in London but, ill of tliem were quickly brought mi-! Jer control, The casunltics aro bu- Ihvetl lo be llfi.iL The text ol'ihe report by Field Mar- ihal Lord French, coniDiander of British home forces, regBrtHnfc Uic air raid' Is .13 _ A'raid by about oneiny ilrplanes loot early llilj morn- Jsy. .The first group of raid era .came Ifl'over KenL a.m. anil dropped Vomba on various places on and iiear trie coasl. The 'second group made Und uhorl.y atier 3'a.iu. Fifth Division is Sadly Depleted to Furnish The Men with Reinforcements :orco- nada yl I lie OpposIHon jpcaXera hayo been busj- t'cally leaves no available rcind aiir'eadlog reports throuslioul Ilia, merits thai could tent from Cai south cnunLrr that there are 10D.OOO to reinloicc llic battalions pi Canadian soldlorc la England' avail-1 front. sbtf MB reinforcemtfRta. An thin an Ki.gland. Out of the forco !n absolutely Talie statement, the Herald J England ivlieru we have been retain has Eeciired from an officer Just re turned trom the front, a. true state- meat of the Klluatluii. It shows that tUe Fifth Canadian division; including al least one unit of men, has had to be broken up-to supply ro- InforcemenU .which not forth- coming month by month from Canada, and Ihia IB now a, division In name only. How is the'statement: Dlily Cain "In Canada, we liave men on our army pay. Or this there arc over returned men In Ca- nadian liosfiUals. There are many more men ivho arc not In hospitals bin UJICJ L- It c 1JJ1 LIUIMJ 1 CI-JI1I- ft Til II1 ing. our reserve baUallDU for rein- New Effort OF HunS OH Italian Front Follows An Intense Bombardment rorccment purpose's, thorp are 2.S.OOO i nicn IPI the There ure near-] ly as many inKii in the casualty bat- LalloiiE. These casually battalions arc where the, men tye scnl to Iprni Ihc convalescent homes for light physical ni IT eierclses and further treatment lo as- slsl tlicm Lack to a complete recovery or until tllcy have recovered so far as treatment ami physical exercises REPORTED FAILURE Italian Headquarters in Northern Dec. .fighting around could iisrfcct (heir condition. The reserve battalions in wl.leli lhe men _. _ _ from Canada are Immediately jilaced Aslauo has developed rapidly. The on nrrivol In Knglaml were, until last enemy assaults began with Intonic ar- who are walling for a discharge spring, maintained well up to full lillery. preparation, followed by liquid furlhcr lime to maKo a more complete j strength, having three lo four Ihou- Eaa nnd waves of Infantry. The llgbt- rccovcry before being dlscbarged! sand inen in each. resoVve battalion. Lng contlnuei tbrouglioul forces which have to be main- Thl9r as yon will sec. Jakes up the these battailous reinforce one greater part of the 25.00D men. Then or more of the battalions at the Izonl. Rddltiou to Mils there are large! These battalions now have been so depleted thai many of them are down to IflO lo 300 men, most of physically unfit lo he classed as_J soldiers whloh arc required for "iJie trenches. f We are maintaining [our ill visions al the The liftlMllvisloii which lain eel at the various dEvlslunals re- quired for carrying on of the oE- flteg records." department. Then In all Ike military in Canada we have our military hospitals which are staffed .by, aolulere and officers serving in Ihe C. A: il. prac- was formctl and was ready to proceed rront .Writes (o Crenir (o Apologize And Siiys Hao No Authority From U.F.A. Winnipeg, Dec. Ing wire from President H. W. Wood, of lhe United Farmers of Alberta, was received -by- Hon.' T. V'A, Crerar today: "Calgary, Dec. T. Xs.. Crerar, Winnipeg, Man.; Am very orry :o hem- that Mr- Weir has gone into your district'in open op- vposllion to your candidacy. He cer- tainly has no authority ID use his official position In doing- I do not think he represents the per- cona1. of any other member, of-tfuf bovrd, In regard 1o your enlenng the union s my advice to you was to consider matter very fully, and do what you honettly believed to be your duly. 1 have ncyar'doubted your absolute ilncer.ty 'of purpose In what you did. I have not seen my way clear aa president of lhe U.F. A. officiary OP openly to tako a tland'for union government, but ao far SB yoiij a? a of that go'vernment are I am to declare my belief In your and dtvotlon to ol (he west and the tarn farmert and to Ihs'hlfchert I doll of Canadian nationality at 0 who "And I have np objecllon whst- loevtr to ihli statement being given the bett poiilble publicity. OJ courtc, YOU know I have -no rtfhi to make any statement tn regard, to. political ai an official In the U.F.A. Neither hat any-other.; official of U.F.A- any right to UK hit cffldil position ]to forward any poTltkaf, I have taken M action In (iolUkal vffalra In Al- (Mrti, nor I JnUnd to.. But If 1 had the .iim? anJ within reach, of your I, a Canadian eHlilri, would be very Indeed, render you what I could, If there it anything I can do for you let know." Triumph For Laurier Would Be For Germany lo Folks al front lo France Jasl winter lias had to supply largely the reln- iorcemeDts.since spring. -AH its artillery mcu. were drafled over early ip.sL spring and Its lalanlry have becii drafted out to such au extent, Lhai the fifth lUvhlDn really U a fifth ulvislqn In nanm only." The reinforcements for the al-the yrcsenl time, owing sh'orlagc of men.'are largely being taken from the men who baVo been rounded or discharged from the, Hos- pitals and "have had. to be genl baclrto 4nd last ulgbt aloas lhe heights bick ol Aslapo marked hy Mho zone be- tween the hclghls af Monlc Elachiol Jind Monte llcletta. ;Tlie lino extends nearJr ten miles. AUacV Sud counter are going on, tearing the final outcome atlll Attack Repur Italian Ifcadquirterr; Hair, Dec. (By in Northern Trie attack -on "the Aslago -repulsed with heavy lo; icepi'at the norlh- Monte Top re car, where- Jeiperato stfuEtto whicb: until ;lhh more the enemy eucccedeij b of the OL-upylag which were rellfed to more secure positions. The Munition Ship Blows Up; Many Hundreds Killed; Thousands Are Injured Montreal, Dec. was estimated in Halifax that the dead will be around twelve hundred, though this total, it is explained by the telegraph company receiving- ihe infer-- mation, is said lo be quite unofficial. The greatest damage done is in the wholesale and residential1 districts. The explosion rocked the business buildings broke much glass, but the casualties m this section were small. The fires all over the north end of the city, were caused by stoves overturning. The damage done will be many millions, correct estimate is possible al this time. Direct telegraphic connection with Halifax was established this afternoon and it was then learned that the explosion was caused when the cargo of a French munitions ship ex- ploded after the vessel had been rammed by a Norwegian boat carrying, foodstuffs. LATEST Halifax, N- S., via St. John, N. B.', Dec. fire was brought under control this afternoon. Richmond is destroyed. Several hundred persons have been killed and the: wounded number thousands. Not a house im city escaped damage. Pieces of' iron and shrapnel have been found three miles from the waterfront. St. John, N. B., Dec. with Halifax} was the.Canadian Pacific Telegraph Com- pany this afternoon. 4i was learned that as a result of the explosion-of the American munitions ship this morning near-' ly pne.half.of of the fire is' raging, deiid are lying thicken How U Happened N.S.; Dec. Impact ed. In'hand .to hand combat. Tlie flnt it tack CD the ilallao left mel ami- repuhied-by the Z'l with j liriEonefs J 'lo. Ihe duty because there 'wero no men'to U.en- atUck on Lhe Uke thclrr place- and it la a common occurrence .that men have been vrounderi as. often as three or four tlmoa, to 02 reltirnctl lo duly and aent back to France. The need tor Immediate reinforcements is most urg- ent "3 Itailin right was conletied S6 by ciliier corpi, wliicH1 Inflicted hcary 31any further cablegrams liavo Ij received In Ibc city from soldiers France and England urging relatives i 'and [rienfls at home to Vvole for con- I srripMdh." the boys al the front i will poll practically a solid vole in I favor of Union government' and Iis 'military policy Ts llic j folloiviug special cable to liic Ktltnon- ton Journal from IU Loiuton, Kng corrc-spondenl: "I liavc jusl rDLuriicrj from a visit aloiig the Canadian lines In France, where at numerous stations, I closely the r.Ulturlo of tha troops toward the election, and found'that, despite conaidercblo complfllnU about particular governmental happenings, ihc army Is overwhelmingly 4etoruiln- I ed lo support unlou. Many battallona 1 like the third are ly. Tho ono auprerno lasup Iho army Is Iho qucsiioji jiT This they reserd n triumph for Laurlcrlim as a triumph. Tor-Oermany, and'are rcio- Inlcly determined-this must not toko Oyr Goodfellows Christmas Fund 4> FREMCH LOtSES I'irtj, liec. 5. Ktench itilps Ihroujh folim.ilne atticks hi Ibs week cnitwl 1, 'iif more ton i, two; loss.thAn two; rhlitac boats, "iwo. Two ?euelf wtta tttack- Iwt xX 4tmV. 4 tt Million of Them in Will Probst Atrain Toronto, to In .formation by In {Toronto luL oljM, sUps Are being I lafcen by 'JmOilgranls North AnMrica (o a pfol affElnst jlfoponal of I without aohiufclott. It In claim ed that (here urc over a million of 'iblt nallonallty tn Ctnadax itnd Unit Hi StMM, the majority'of whom wtro bom fn the fff and BukowJni, they arc over thA BolihefikI po to UhnroUaa, as weit..4s Bo- hemline, and Ugo atariiunder Lh; yoke', They WHT.UU> SR> OaJlfli And bukowlna an hy RRMla.Rnri 'adrtfld lo the .Toronto committee fias alre been orftnitfd rtfttf .b preparing (o take action jindor.; the.', UkraJilan ImaJjruatt Cowmlt- 'The Victory loan campaign 13 over. bought your brmds, nnd.thils linvo a nice little invesl- nionl lucked away for future refer- ence. Will you give a little thought noiv, in the miilsl-of the turmoil ol clccllcn nnd huslneas, to tli'e needy families oj city who .Christmas goodies, hut ;a HUlc of the abnifocts nnd neces- sities of life to cheer them nl Christmas" (hue and make thai Uiis is a good world Lo'llve-ln after all. The Ilcjnld Us annual Clirlslmag Goodfcncwa fund again' t Oil ay, and asks those who can spare P. Httlo doantlon to send It to The Herald office, and 1L will be oxpcnded In a cios't cffccllvo Tvay through HID thfi Nursing Mission, whose offi- cials know whcm -lo place the money to do the most good, ihe ammuniiioBin the [o so' that many. injured are. compelled to Walk about untreated; A number .ol' Canadiah Pacific railway operators arc reported injured. v SEVlERAL HUNDRED KILLED Truro, N. S., Dec. reached here this after- thai it was. ieared that several hundred people lost, when the railway station _at Halifax and adjoining buildings, ich becu wrecked by slon occurreil about nine u'dock.' The aininunitioD stilp [rora her pier preparatory lo force of' tho collision whe" lhe the', rire apnroaciied where Twentyrhve railway-workers were killed on lhe track near, the explosives wero storeJ, thc'caji- D' L J _. i. currcclr.tiarlng'Lho vessel to pieces. tlie decision was made lo sink lhe ship Ihc crew waa ordered Into escaped. Tlie following interview regarding Cgncussien Ttrriflc 1 the .mayorally conies! here has The concussion of the explosion was wired the Herald lif G. U. Marnoch, (errllic. the the wero sloreJ, Ihc'caji- D' L J tain-orderedI llii; sea cocks opened. Ue- IxlCnmona. wordjrom Halifax gave'the namber of 'cw momenis uicr nn eipiosion oc- dead from the munition ship explosion at irom the munition snip explosion at JVAI. j The ship that collided with the jnunition vessel was a j Truro, -N. p.m. Atlantic Three hundred- disad 'and tnany hundred injured was. the' uiianuu. tuvjiiifto 1 "i 1 -I sheds along ihc jvaier front were level- estimate this afternoon of the casualties resulting when a. lej and the damage Is esllntatcd at V'.- i- i V oi large Amencan munition ship ramrned a passenger liner near .1 Hdniea were Hhallered and demolished. Sto. of thoJioard of trade, wlio In Calgnry oil Ihc Victory Loan campaign: j "As, I may be absent from bridge and engaged for several days! This allfrnoon relief trains are U-Kf.. ycl on Victory lyjan bflHlncss 1 ask' Ing rushed; lo H3lIIa.t from nearby, Ine al nalliax FIRST STORY f l Mch o 1 IIW on of Am- _ ________ _. ____ your, courtesy lo enable. me 'to .say a nolnls'as fast us they can be made iNvord regarding choice up. The trains carry firemen and v q "'rWf. fi-llsrnres of a mayor and commissioner ot fin- apparatus and every physician and kllied 'huH- lanco for the next llirce years. It Is nurse available. S hi desCjnl one of lhe misfortunes the con'duct This afternoon, telegraph line jotour public affairs that great -ejpcrl- worHed for a sliorfllme into Halifax. hy B 'public servant Is establishing Iho [IrsS coraraunlcallon nomolImM lost to K conimimlly he- wllh the city since the brief period I causoBOmc only ol lhe aspecU of Ihe that followed the explosion and before vessel it RocXIngtimtB if" conduct of his office are brought Into (lie ttlCKraiih and telephone wires (o lelephone anastfos prominence at Ihe time of. an election, were down. A rnessase on Mils wire- here this' morning the j bellsvj It would bo very imlorlnnalo says half ot the lllchmond distrlcl off was ,0 [.rrifio 'ihftt.Jt If LcEhbrldgc were lo lOfie HID ssr- which the disaster occurred, .was flat vices of Mr. W U Hardle as mayor and the tiro sllll raging there. Fer- of onr_clty. Wo have not by any means son'.-v-crc saltl lo be lying dead In the reached perfection In thj adtalnlslra- streets. TUe hospitals yoro Illled with] Copenhagen, Dec. K. Final figures Morl c' our. city's affairs; but f think injured while scores unable to find ac- tnat would be further from im- comiunilallons In the hospitals, though proreraeVil under llio allernallve elf- badly were wandering help- cumtllnco proposed. Mayor lesBly along Ih5 slreels. Hardli has Ihe Iruo Interests of our; Tho disaster was 'said lo be fully nfi DANISH CEREAL HARVEST for the cereal harvest sti6w a ot roundly bushels, la ICE'S [ban in fcFt'16 nnd nornc l3u_shfjls less than n-ns reckoned In the summer, when the" M cannot 1m doubled; mid as (Irsl reported. The tiro at-' authorities fixed Ihc ration. h.o It returned In olficB will be tacked tho norlitirii section of Voters Afl'rtrf raters on the are support- ert af Union government, are to call at trie Union, lov menttomffirtUe roilma, 305 6th 8., All atsltUitci get the nimt on lltta will lie gladly given. whore the Canadian 1'nclflc rail- menUnit'lho service of the Iralns hv carrying pliyslclins nnd nurses ana alio (uod.' Meagre- reporla srs being brouj'ht buck In Ihls though no one has been able' to 6btaln a t'ompreheneivc Idea of The slluatifra. Ine letegraph vltnii are down from Bedford to Hall- lax, and except _ Hy communication direct TAS i fclpry. wrliten by Northcllffe for Impossible Uilfl'afternoon. Iho of lhe United I of vlill he build New'VoTk, Preit.ltsl nlfhl carried lengthy WEATHEK Low -ToncMt: Fair irni coK, In terms of! iplrll. Md adaplabll rffictVoV (hd railroad her. tils No report has been re- abnt, 'ocean terminals, bml so lerrlflo rtrstroycd, Ihc lelegrapn and for thirty mile; RTdnnd- Halifax, wlillo It was heard Truro. N. S., elxly-ono miles (llslnnl.' 'Mtf.aages' for 'crrc engines .and fire fighting npparalM, dtfclart received by a numliervol 'TVe'M 'done to the WnlBTn Canadian Pacific panles and phone Company ffl tt that U will .Ve dari Wort "wire coinmanlcftlcm witf........... aide Halrfnx can f x Montreal, reachlof .here "iaU rifcu- All wire wKh HalHai ra'jitv ontalde wn lo rlfotit' urn limed vkm lh< e: CUTOFF New York, Dec. hn been "cut off from all communlca- tlon wllh Ihc rest of the either by iwre 6r according lo officials of Ins Wesleru Union Tclecraph Company In this clly. All-land down and lhe plant of Iho United Slates Cauli Company al Hallfu bu so damaged by lhe explosion that, [t ran not be operated. SEIZE WIRE! St. John, X Is an- nounced here that Ihe censor haa tad' eu charge of all wires 'at. Hallfai In connection with the cjplosion tttro Ibis morning. No Transport Winnipeg, Dec. PrefB Iho following from Itl Ottawa correapoodeiit: adrlcei recelred at mlkllla tcxlay there wcro no CAii- .milltarr urlts for Halifax today; neither is It belleTed Uiere ware any Canndlan trantporti. Certain signalling units which lefl' recently aro bellei'od haye already allied, while an OtUira an4-KlnKslpn unit which vas expected to (n Ilillfu Is sllll al Wlnitaoi, Not Yrt Identified Washington, Dec. today ncl- Ihflr the army nor Ihe any whatever on the explosion at Halifax, and nothing uy wulch to. Iden- tify the American munitions ship. No Trsapa at Halifax Ottawa, Dec. 6. Ko. troops waiting at Halifax (or according to officials of tho mllKIa partmenl. Special Inquiries 'mute by'. Col. Oshorno, mllllary lecrelary, elfcjt- ed the Information that Ihe sIjaMltra wbo Jell Ottawa _j_lsw dayjlago' wert not at Hallfu IqAy. .Tie men Uie TJrd batterr, are itln, W W undentoed )Vraiaor, N.S. Mayer FMCT ku tav the HalUn tma rKj'wetlag to formcf. -wM b 11 jili U MM i ;