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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAC-F. Ml T11K LETHBRinOE DAILY HKiULD Fmp.-VY, DECEMBER 7, 191' LISUSJM fROM FlWXT U. S. RED CROSS TO SEND AID Red Cross officials here today awaited details of tite Halifax ca- taatrbphe, prepared to send addi- tional relief to tbat city despatched by Epftclsl trains (ram Boston and New Vork last tiighr without form- al call lor assistance from Canada. reaching: the asvy depart- ment early today thai the dead might reach causea efforts to meet the situation to be re- doubled. The 'special trains beaming ex- perienced roller workers aoil largs quantities of medical supplies, (cod. clothing ahti tedding left Boston and Xeiv York simultane- ously and word of theEr departure was forwarded to Canadian and Halifax authorities by W. F, Par- sons, director general ql Rsd Cross civilian relief. RUSHING RELIEF TO STRlCKtN CITY N.S., Dec. ily relief rushed to tha cily as tooa as word of Iho disaster was communicated to Ihs outside points. Slity doctors coming from outilde points at-once threw them- th's work of aiding and operating. _ 'Sailor palruls marched through the streets and kept those of Uie people who were ralnly searching for news of their missing relatives frrfm congregat- ing and thus hindering thp work of relief. WORST CATASTROPHE TO ANY CITY "The most awful catastrophe befallen any cltr in the Such Is the opinion of, 411 officers anil men who have cd from the front, who have been in the thick of the fighting sinca Canadians went into cctlon. they are right. The men from the trenches, tbe men behind the trenchea-or-In the rear .and tha" men who have been through times, of distress In London 'and the coast when- Zeppelins and any airplanfes bombed the capital of the empire and the Kl towns, they all knbwrlhat they never met with such dlrfe casual- ties as befell the. city p( yesterday. WORST YET, SAYS RETURNED SOLDIER -The lads front have moref than enought'tb bear in their ev-' ery day grim and arduous task of ffgbtlng .they all know the tearfulness of sheHfire. They lure Belgian" and" LLPlK For Week Beginning Oec. 3rd.- Meetings at place named first each day to held in the after noon at 3 o'clock .At place men- tioned second la tha at o'cloclc TABER AT EIGHT O'CLOCK FiHdayr 7 V. BARNWELL COALDALE Saturday, December 8. CARDSTON -t o'clock Ju. Weir, Second Vlce-Pmldent U.F.A-t will Mr. Pack at Taber and towns lilted with women and chil- dren bombard e a bv the artillery of pitiless Kuu. Wfceu their turn came to escape for days' leave from the horrors of and they hare landed In London to te greeted by Fritz In air, bound on oce of his Inhuman'air raids, perhaps they have been in the localities where the bombs fell aud did tbelr uiurJerous work, and to cap U all gone buck to their comrades and have "gone over the IOD" in open warfiie to death, death every moment ol the day, and despite, aH thcsa hair raising experiences Ui9 returned soldier in Halltai vrlU tell you that today's experiences .were un- equalled by any overseas. One heara some awful eiplo.iions In Frauco and-' Belgium, but when the munition ship blew up In the harbor today the returned soldier said: "This is the worst yet" RELIEF TRAIN HELD UP BY'WRECK' >YatervlU'e. Maine, Dec. relief train cent to Halifax by Governor (MQCall and the stale public remittee ct Massa- -ehuKHs-.-was for more today by a 'frek'nt the -tralT-railrbad "thirleen here. -J- Five freight care'had been de- railed just ahead of the train anfl the tracks piled high with wreckage. Telegraph poles also Jiad been knocked down, cutting communication -between this city1 and ADDS JO DI'SCOMFORTS Halifax, Dec. In the wake of death and destruc- tioa yesterday, In this city, a heavy saawgioriu. set .in, this mor- ning adding to'lhc discomfort of the homeless, and .Impeding the of the rescuers. Fires are stifr- burning in- thV devastated area and tho fire "department is still at work. The'Call ol snow, how- dyer, .will assist them in subduing jth? fires in the ruins. The devas- tated-area 'extends from North' street to Africville on the shores of. Bedford.pastri, and about tivo iailesjiTam the; water front west to Gottingen street about three- quarters of a mile. Special trains from Moncton, Truro, and "sqr'liave arrived here bringing doctors, nurses" and medical gup- Special trains "With Injured have alscr been sent' -to -Windsor and other points where; there .are hospitals. Business is1 still sus- pended and Trill be for days. All, .the' colleges In the city baye ,been, closed; and wil! re-'tSiteiiYujiUi after the Year.' There Is and ruin on ev- ery la not a building vthe city thit did. not suffer from damage. All are without glass, -plaster and windows and .doors siaUered. r" y 'every side carpenters and property owners are boarding up tbelr premises-to keep-out the AU'the power plants are tilll! .Idle. No new "estimate of the dead and Injured was available V Bluejackets froni an.'Am'erjcan warship Jn port did '-patrH dufy qn'all the streets of night." THESE PASSENGERS haags for 24 hours after discharge from thu shells. Kroiu their [Mil- lion the lir.tish artillery will bo able. If a steady stream of c-iylosives Into the wood- The rtmo from which the British retired toulh ot ilourlun will also be a hard (or tbe encray to build his deteces (or It is low-lying grouud dominated by the new British line. French Repulse Them Paris. Dec. attempts were made by the Germans to attack Iho French lines esst of Ihe Meusa in the Verdun region last night, a. heavy bombardment. The enemy, the war announced today, were driven by tho tVcuch (orcos. AUSTRIAN WAR CREDIT Amsterdam, Czernin, the Austrian foreign, in dis- cussing tlia. budget wilh an Austr'an delegation, said the cost ol thu war during the past three years has been crowns, 'a Vienna' ilis- today states. Tlie budget for 1917-lS, If the war lasted the entire budget year, he estimated at 0W.006 crowns. VttVM Austro-Ocroia" offenalve oti the' nor- thern front bringing up the Utal to 15.000. acconlitis to today's official statement. Austrian Claim Vienna, Auslro-Hun- iriaa general headquarters today Is- sued tho following official communi- cation: "The eneray has suffered A heavy defeat. Early'Tuesday, after powerful artillery preparation In watch German butteries cooiier-ited with Uie troops under Field Marshal Conrad, we launched an attack ngalnst tho moun- tain iwsHlons jn tbo Meletta region and having reached a high elevation freely installed with defensive- works, ilio conducted defence was brokeu. 'The deep ?now and sovero cold rendered progress diffkutt but careful preparation for the attack and the bravery of the Irfjm nil parts of were able to overcome every counter measure. "Karly Badoii- ccclie and Mouto Toadareca.r fell and at midday Katserjaegar regiment uutcber three 011 Monte- Toward evening tho Italian resistance OQ the Mplctta ridge broke down be- fors bur encircling and storming at- Kneniy reinforcements fuming up Iroui Valstagiia were taken ou tho flank by tUo firo of our batteries sit- uated east of the Brenta. the morning hours yestef- iiUy tlio enemy niter a litter struggle lest Montu Demo and tho rear posll- loni near b'ora. At two In tho after- noon t be brave Italian who had been conipleiely cut off for twen- ty-four hours.and on Monte Castelgorn- berto laid down theEr arms. All tho terrain north ol Freuzella river Li In our hands. addition to (heir important san- guinary losses, Hhe ia the so. two days lost-more than 1J.OOO prls- oners and 'over sixty guns. Our losses, due to tho clever conduct ol iho fight- ing operations, were smalt. inn HMHII the biVe arrived at Helfilng- fors. Danger For Britishers London, Dec, Totrograd cor- respondent of Tho Times says there too good u reason to corroborr ate tlio statement of Leou Trotzky, tho Uolshevttcl fcreiga minister, re- garJing the e-iisteuce of of resentment against Urltiilt vostdeuts in lius.sia, Tho adds, is now universal but growing dally among tho Bolshevikl. llrltlsh work- men in a Petrograil factory t lately wera warned by their comrades that they had bcMcr leave 'ho country-as Iroublo may-be brewing. Trouble In Rumania ttec. Is a pro- found divergence of' opinion among tho armies in Ilumanla re- garding the attitude ithey shall tako toward tho Uolshovikl governnionl, says a dispatch-to the Times .from Rumanian Suttd t'ointiiUtcej have mostly ct Interested Germi who have succeeded In'; ijoU a hold on tbo rank and responJeiil, after reporting says gaining' the upper hand- i'.-'tK whole frpnt, General Rogussa, eomcitnJer of fourth army, has been arrested by der of the soldiers' committee of t army. Opposed to Londoa, Dec. dispatch to Central Kows Copeiihag says: "Tho legation Jn Ihe. ish caultal has published a telegra received from the Russian legation Teheran, Tersia, saying the ad ml tratlou-and the army command In Caucasus are oppoied to .the 1 shevik! and that a delegation has rived in-Teheran to negotiate with Italian and British legations conce lug tho continuation of the war. dispatch adds that the Caucasians hot stop fighting against tho Tu but that they will need financial port." A Fight for Uf e It bem flgtt die for kuj f in put an4 the peuple who have raSmd, bat nkc cow well IKXJUM lifoM uU warning elgaal m to ttoMe wilt tial wonJerfaj 'pew Sit- eovery of Dr. "Xoti sbotild promptly wari- KIM of rhicb arii 11 that, theJpassengers and crew of Holland-American line "Et earner NIeuwe-Amiterdam are safe la Halifax was received at the local "line today. American Ship to the Indicate there' was .no American ship "in" tbe harbor of I Halifax at .the lime of the explosion jand are inclined to think that if AmeHc'anVaailprsi had hp.Rni caught In reported from Traro, It.would have been announced In the early .despatches from a naral com- mander who 'wcfct In to help after detonation fifty-two miles at sel if Special Red Cross Train Boston, Dec. special train car- '.rying a Red Cross unit, consisting pf physicians and nurses and a Quantity of medical ami other supplies will start for llallfaAhJs afternoon. John F, Moore in Charge Washington, Dec, F. Moore will be In charge of the Hed Cross In'Hal (fax. ra j- -r rjstsns ko aHKercus foraaV kidMr Sueuei Hallt" weri? u diatclu or Etone u bladdtr: Railway officldh i Tcf imreomp tlao .distraaini; wodi- will push the train lion? Ute eierciw In the PosslbJe, fo Ifalffax werD mado by the Hed Cross.. Railway offlcldla are aialaflng '........through us iM, drink frtdf i U. Aidi :inlH. and nt icitb meal taU I Washington, Dec, further rt- Amiric (doable You will, in port from Ilia American naval officer t Mrt time, find that yon oro ooe ol said he bsd landed a guard to aid iiia (inn icdoneta Anune cltr authorllles In pollcina the city HlailioD. and co-operate In every way In Ihe I rel'e.l any mrfi- to An- urie. I slnitcd (o take it I terf miscrablo with" lima 'Uci, pains in Iho aaft C.'nxTlNUtgi fMiv KBIIXT of -'my oeck ami I stonlders and all Iherhaelvca In, It-Trail, natarally, a over my bodj. The aad body of'Brltlsh iroons irhlch made was way from Gourloti Wood. They enunt and offen- had fought through many bluer days rite. AH of these to cajiiuro nnd hold Iho place. They knev It-waa be3t (or them to go; still haled to relinquish what had Mnditiooa .left me of and t wnnoVr H U be IM i liceil won. hardest pan K} was tht.fa.remu'tald it the graves tomrades scattered through thrf tonmio, isfefeJ woMs. Tlicy marked each mound la hia bxk lot tkrtt twlih 'Us llllle wooden cross before K tar to itSft they lelt. Amirfe ia Ikrw or Says U Welcome To It IMWi Wtter, but remarked tnai kH Bonrloti-Wood lias been a nasty Mtk Wt Mek better, and lo hold and It KmL irtjl! .J? OerraaiW. s (oroat are jwol Women of Canada: Trae to the Boys At the Front1 Sir Robert Borden in lii.s manifesto says: "The franchisevhich have been exhausted.; The most clear-headed, right-minded- Liberals have gladly and without coercion Jielped to !form the Union Government; they have weighed the pros [and cons, they have allowed'.politics to interfere, with their'patriotism, or their promise to our brave boys in France .to "see them WHO VOTE -'Such'''w6men phpitld for the Unionist Candidate to ensure pjompt reinforcements at'the front. Every ounce of strength1 jn Canada Should be everted to help right a monstrous wrong the Prussian inflict upion the world .That is ..why the vote is placed'in the hands of most ;dear to our rsdldiers, truoting that the wifely love, and motherly devotion, and. sioterly care, will vote i as the boyi would vote to c'arry on the work begun, and so far. qontinued in the heroic spirit of self-sacrifice.' Every' woman 'may Vote" who is'- a ''Bnlish'-'- years of age, resident ih Canada one year, and in the constituency. 30 days, mother, .wife, ;daughjer, sister-br half-sister of any person, male' or- female, .living or dead, who is serving or has without Canada jn any of .the Military forcfesj-or within or without-Canada' in of tlie Naval forces of Canada or of Great Britain in the Present Wai1, or who has been honorably discharged from such services, and of whose enlistment .was prior to 1917. Unionist Party publicity Committee ;