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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. Iv. AUJKIlTA. MONDAY, DKCKMHKli 10, 1U17 NUMBKU 300 TOLL OF VICTIMS IN HALIFAX HORROR IS STILL CLIMBING Our Goodfellows Fund Gen. Kaleclines Leading a Re- volt in Southeastern Russia With Some Success Alretdy acknowledged ........529.50 I Mr. Stacey...............50.00; To Little Glrli 1.03' Totil 480.60 A very ImiKlsoiue dontiUon vt tamo Into llip HeraM's Chrljmm lun'l lor the necdr ouos, ilila morales. Evprs' Mg' tall and every Hide liic heliis vvoU'lerfuUr. If you hove a lililcj ML LOSE HEART IF LOEfftiED JERUSALEM SURRENDERS London, Dec. has surrendered to the British ffan cheer up suirie ____ in ille clly Clirlai- IULS tide, blind your domitiou In to llif Herald oftlcc. Tlie citotiey ia bondled liy Iho Nursing Mission. Dr. Chown Says Soldiers Anxiously Canada's J HcillloiTCmeiltS GOMPERS URGES UNITY "1 it to be the firit duly of Canadian, by birth or cltizeni chip, to do everything within his to unltfc the people in the winning of thli war. Regarding politics end religion I say that all the people should stand united to bring victory to Canada and all the rations participating In the Gompsu, pnsldtnt of the American Federation of Labor in a at Toronto. HIS TROOPS ARE.NONV THREATENING MOSCOW] UNION Bolshr.viki Issues Proclama- tion Appealing for Aid to Quell llic Revolt MEETINGS THIS WEEK cmmlcr-re. imtlor tlio Lomlo'iu lire. The roll hi F.nuljicastcrii ]lii5.- Iradoraklp it Uenur.ils isalodinos, Ihil- off nud KornHofJ. la 'it'll- Prt at iiMEiitir l.lm aullU'rlly in lhat rcR- inn nra) rooil mipiilles troti Siberia. Airopllng to the prop- lainiitlnn Ihe. Uolsliovlki govern- I 4. mcnl. flciicral KaMints1 forces nicnurlnE HkiHoriiinalnv. Kharkov am! I r. Moscmv. In' Ihr. iirnvlnco I'TC-uburc. j Ihe Dolelipvlkl have been overthrown 1 by ctn: llmorr. Tclicllllimsk, liuvorlaiit railway cynlro lu iiorlbf iislern Orenburg, Is In- (Jiu. Union's troops. In '.lit Cauvasu's (Idioriil Knrmilolf I." nt- lat.-kiiiK Tthcclicnrev anil Mngiiislier. The pvodmnalicm snya llial Ihe en- crnlos of Hie Imvc iimlcl-tflVcu n l.isl aUM-JlK It) destroy IHe causo of peace and Hint the parly Is nrcviJIr.K the racflnn for (lit) rovoil. The proclamation rca-ls: "VThilc ri'pre.-icntfttlvi: ot Ihe con- press of aurt soldiers dele- gates and trie t-GiigreaB ot deiiulles ware iiegollallne to pcucn fur llic esrmiiilci1. country. Hie enemici ot Ihn people, llio Imperiali.ils, Ihe laud owners, llio bankers ourt tholr allies, Cossack 5011- crals. bare-'iinderlnticn d IJTial.fltteropt. to dctlrur Ihe iieicf, wrest tlie power from thd Hands of the eohl- -lers' aiid ImJ troiii tlie' comiwl soldlars, Monday, Messrs, H'Jcluinn, Slfton, El- ton. Tuesday, Dec. Iron ilr. DuchaiLan. Kveuhig, Votcraus' lupctinn, I.elhbrLJcc, Mr. Buchanan; Comroerce. Mr. lluchanin. Wednosciny. Dec. ncr, Hon. Mr. Mili-lloll. Whllu school house1, Messrs. Hurdie, and Hnrrlfi. Thiirsiny, Dcr. Messrs, liniihanan, Slflon, Hall r.nd Kllou. Fleetwood Sctuol, l.clliurldge, Dr. I.corh. I'rIJay, Dec. Messrs. Dunham, Uall, Unrdlo. Tj-rcll'i Messrs. l.lnyd, Jelllr; and Oslllind. Mill- River, Messrs. Sljepherd jinii Gal- Knltb. Stlrllnii. .Messrs. Eltou and saltora and Cossacks (n stietl Ihelr lilooil for ihc benefit nT tho rtuEs'.an and allied imperialists." Will Discuss Terms l.-ondnu. IMleir logiis tlu' Frft.icli amlwFfiador lo Ilus-, ccconllnE to iho Tclrograd cor- of llic Tiinos, Una hsucil a ilcclarntlon winch includes a alale- tii'ont of .wilii to discuss vrar Hlius fiml peace tcrau with the llus Klan government as as it (s talillf.hcd and reeofniizeil. It In ndil p.'J Ihe dcclamMm. is similar lo one instle hy Sir. George lliichnnaii, Siberia Slops provision n! fe'ovenmnjiit ol Siberia ordered I lie alojip.igr 6f fonil supplies For fcur upcnn Russia, I'elrogrml r.n the ground--tlml they nmy reach Germany. Ucny It Fctrofirail. Dec. French ami Italian military missions here deny jliat General H.inipoii. ot tlio French nilsfilou. or the UnlLaii offircrs liavo (hi; 'ivilliiiBiicbs or Ihelr tlio Hohheviki ;it thla timo. Train For. Halifax wiod vel- oci.y of 35 (o-W inllee au' hour, one uf tbc woial bllzurdi In e history D! lha clly raged here EatunUy. The snow ceased-lat'a In tho eTCnlng the cale conllniied and ycslordar It was stronger than ever, vltli n very low tcmiietalnrs. Steam and electric railroad irnlflc in Ihe clly '.and sur- roundlng districts WBS dUurganlzcd. Ton Inches of snow fell. T Sir Johu Katon's sijecltU train loed- ctl wltli Biipiillcs and. relict workers (or Halifax was lionra on of the and H dirt not gel awAy utilll uwm yesierdaj'. Firemen wore hampered conaiilar- ably FIIOW anil ire In a tiro wlilcli gutterj the premises of Uie nil Ian Aulo Saliis company yeaterday altorooon, Iho lUmiEB bcine L-jLlniateJ VOTE AGAINST GOVT. !j; WOULD BE DISGRACE J The Defeat of Union Govt. Would Foi-ge Fatal Links lor Canada Winnipeg, Dec, Dr. S. 0. Chowdj general superintend- ent of the Methodist church lor b Canada, in a statement published today says In psrt; "In my judgment, the ettclor who votes for Ihe .inti-conicrip- tion policy, and the repeal tile Military Service act, forges three links in .1 fatal of personal liufnilifltion, public contempt, and national decay. He degrades the torm 'Canada' from a synonym ot glory to a badge of dishonor. "1 believe in tho win-lhe-war pol- icy of conscription. I am not a new convert to the idea. Long be- fore It WJS adopted by any .party in Canada I publicly expressed my approval of plan. I believed then, as I believe now, that under any conditions it is the fair Ml, most democratic, most cxpeditioui, and least expensive method of raising ?n army in, (his country; and under present conditions It is tjic .only possible way of fulfilling our'obligations to Christian civil- ization: I believe that soci- ally conElderedj'it is the mont mor- al and profoundly religious meth- od of doing our national duty. "If th: government be not sus- tained the Heart will be taken of :our soldiersl How could face theie men upon t'ncir if we forsake them now? But I fear they .Tilght forswear their cDuntryand die fighting if be under another flag. I voted agutnsi a' union gov- ernment candidate, I1 would feel that was opposing the most patri- otic movement-ever known in the Dominion of Peddler of This Vicious Slander Should Prove The Charges He Makes Halifax, N. S., Dec. figures in connection with casualties' resulting from the explosion here" Known dead, 1200; Identified 900; Unaccounted for 2000; Wounded 8000; Homeless 25000. Brave Soldiers Save Magazine The opposition In this campaign Is appealing in Ihe people not with argument but With appeals to prejudices and lelfishneaj. When- ever they avoid H they never mention the war at all. When the unll-'oreea set into the remote sec- lions of the riding they peddle dander and untruths vrilhout A friend of the. Herald was in Raymond the other day and told that the slock of the Lcth. bridge Herald had changed hands reftnlly and lhat the bulk of It had passed into the. possession of tht Big Interests. The Raymond man seriously believed this H hart been told him by the Pack forces, for Mr. Woo If in the pres- ence of Mr. Pack been declare Ing that Mr. Buchanan and the Herald were bought because I hey supporting union government. VVcolf cannot imagine a man being independent nnd when a man dliplays -Independence, he Ukei the Woalf view that, of course, he must been btught. Evidently he thinks everybody a price. Mr. Woolf knows he is talking a lot of rot but he is a public man and many people may credit his statements. We dare Mr. WooLf to come out In the open and make a direct charge and produce any proof that one slngfe cent has come to Mr. Buchanan or the Herald from any interest, great or small, to bring them to the eupport of union gove.-nrpenl. if Mr .Wcolf can prove that one cent has come into the possession oi fnr. Buchanan or ths He raid to influence them to support union government or that a share of stock has changed hands alncc conccription or union government.. was considered in this country, will Immediately atl out to provfc that Mr. Woolf and Mr. Pack are financed by the Ger- man Kaiser. Let the peddler of muck prove hie a tie rt ion- He is a public man and is aHher telling the truth or deliberately bearing false witness. The Herald gives him the fullest opportunity to provt his slale- Even to the extent of only proving one one-thousandth part. SHIPS PIG tConllnucd oir I'ago Medicine Audience Them With Questions Till They Gave Up Reported TKiit They Hive Agreed to Thret Months' ArmisUce With Germany under- sloort Hint r.n (or three inonlh.i between and Hll- manlah forcss, Inking la the Service Act Only To Be Dis- Candidales Inviled Last Son to BeExempted Quebec. Dec. calls fgr help hare been received here from a niimlior of vessels which are drifting amidst the tee (Iocs In the lower St. Lowrencc. The Identity oi some oi the vessels could net. be. ascertained, but :K6- steamer Angloise and the steam liarse, Germain were drilling near Orosse Isle and Ibe govern- ment Steamer jMontcalm IcTl last night to go io their resuce. A number of .tinell vessels broke from their moorings !n this jiort Saturday nighi and in the blinding snowstorm :tnc Rtrone northeasterly gale considerable difficulty T.-US encountered In getting Ihenrliacit to Jiafetv. Bliuard Cautec Havoc Qliehcc, violent blirzan! Dec. 7.-- tt'here of a famllr the sole remaining member is not In the Canadian expeditionary uld be granted eicmpllon, especi- ally when 'one of the family already bas btRn wounded or killed. This, er is the rulJac at lion Jubi Halltai, Dec. act ot supreme duly was that of the Seventy-Second battalion o[ Otta- wa, in charge of the magazine here. When the eiploslon occurred ihe first though of everybody 'if it lie llic lurn of Ihc magazine nest." If It had been .ieionajcd ir fired, it would bivc jiieaiil (he cnrt of and AnllcJintlng the eiplosion of the roaEnilne, thousands ol people srho had rusbcd Into Ihe streets oil I.earmg Ibc first roar from Uio .Mont Diane rushed to Iho open biraces and waited tremblingly. The area set oil fire was oh three sides of tho magazine, and Ihc heat from the blazing build- ings intense- The thing to do lo flood vlhc Ihis would lake time. Ijicut. Olmslead, the officer iu charge, called 'for volunteers to jump in the water and stand by unlll tlie work nriss completed. Krory man in Ihe battery volun- teered. Not until all danger ot (he ct uloHlou of Ihc rrjagezlne was cllit Ihey leave Ihelr roals to talo I'iirt in the general rescue- Toionlo. Ilee. the stand ihnl He mllllary servlMj.act ie-.'lhe industrial conscrlptloQi thc'olTlccrfl ot Ihe unions ot machinists In 'Toronto the [m appeal Service act, OlUwa, 10. The court of in- nuiry which investigate tlie causes strnck Quebec Saturday afternoon anil 0[ the Halifax disinter is olllclally an- to be Ihc most Inter- caused damage along tho waterfront, nouncen. The iireliminary Bluing oiling Hireling nl Hie political cam- Tlie awny from Us moorincs win he hold al on paiKn will lake place on Tuesday ev- of'the'-Canada Steamship line .brirge Mr. Justice IJrysilalc ot Ihe supreme eiijng al-llie Jlajesllc theatre when Ednionlou, reaiiUlnE In a (atality, court ol Xo'va ScbtU and Admiralty Iho Grcnl War VclerAna' nRsociallon will tako charge or n mass meellue cuMcd by Uiemsclvcs Jor the purpose of dlsciifljlng Ihe Act. nelurncd N'eteransv Crnrii all over tho south will lie present as well as all (lie men or the city wlio liavc done tlieir Tho women relatives oi soldleri Krank Fonton, whose Is un- 'dying, as a result ot having will preside. He will lie assist- by two rhlrlne Captain both legs by the hawser A. Dcmers, Dominion wreck conmm- which slipnctl (rom the low post and sioner, and Acting Cuplzln caughl Fcnlon as he Irlcd to readjust 0[ th0 naval service. A. .Vcillcllle Hal, Her. JO.-C. Heilly. here on Saturday night, rivaled by .1. A. McCaM.', and lion. A. lla'.- Hi'! wlldc-st iipllllcnUliieftt- Inj; over held In the clly; The. rclii'fn. eil soldier.i' were out In force, nnd Vnlle Micro van no organized Mlerupt In disturb llic wcro hurled al lha epeakora from alf parts rjf tho hall. There wnrc only nboiit 200 prpr'.'.r'- -and of Ihrse four- fifths ijijonieu In union T.lni to ftnuw what the ojipflal- tlon rtlood for anyway. Mr. Tlellly made o-gtwiP, stiiid under lir-: of couldfi'', intik" fradn Bnd ant irrinri.fn Jlr. .Mri'nll rose an I nllcmiilciKlo hill went down nt, tho first count. Then Jlon. A, 0. Me- 1 Kny went through one of the most nn- rar1" '3 lalallon. Mr. Dilclinnan-haa cancelled Ills .regular campaign, 'meeting for Hint' ulgtil'Lo be present. Whelher siana on (Ko nununlM has jjr. wm be presonl Is not kiiown. ngrcod upon. All lie intimated lo tlio relumed soldiers bn Friday thai owln'x to Imporlanl en- Kagcmcnla olsowliere ho would bo vin- nlilo lo aiipenr. FLIGHT-LIEUT. INJURED Otisivn, Dec. of flight Suhf.lcul. Francis E. Dlxon, n.N.A.S., nlcudry, will act as counsel for Alei I'elry, n Quebccker, who nt-Mhe government. In view of the fact lempled lo save Fenlon, hart four.lliai Ihe majority of the members of aro csi.ecially naked to titlend, and 0[ ,otn crews of'the Jlonl lilir.c and Ihe tlio Bcncrnl public is also Invited. Tho u10 rope only political nmltcr to he illscusscd is ihc military service act and the vctcrnns bare Invited both Mr. Hu- chniMii and Mr. 1'm-k to he nrcscnl lo explain Ihcir attUurlc towards Ibe leg- [proposed hy tha were ac- copied by tbe Ubrnwns.wiUl Ihs deep- ______ caniilciatt- neatnil Hon. A. lion ot one nrohlbHiBI oi rlod on wllh Field Marshal Yon'Mack- rjsoB at DunnrML. 'On Its Jlrrlml al t'ho Joint Rnsso-Uiirnnnlaii comminslon which ii conducting Ibo negotiation) received cordially and by the Gflrniani. of OUnwa. a s in Ihc cnsvially Hat l by Iho naval department lie Is listed ns injured. Hon. Martin Says Supreme Issue is Winning the War FHLLIO 1 French or Belgians, Loula lirornano, an olllctal of Ihc deparl- prelcr. The of- this evening. tonight. The result of the mMtlng might be a strike, safd a' prominent labor man. This ncUon waa prscljirkl- ccl by the issuance o( for Ihe arrest of two members ol the machin- ists union, who left Ibe John Ingllj plant last week. These IS'sald, irerc c.iehijiled from military ifirrice on the ground thnl they were engaged fn work of national iniportance and were nut liable lo the draft ai long S3 llicy remained In the employ of the firm. The announcement was made Uils aflernoon at a mettles o[ the labor v Montreal, Dec. nrrsi- ilcut of the Uank ol Montreal, Sir Ylnccnl Meredith, liaa rocclvcd a Iftloeram from unc of Ihq banVn superiutcndentB ot Ti'lildi says: "Present situation is two or 1 three thousand, facludlue larpo numbers o[ children dead, flvn Lhousaiitl easuoltles, many blind- ed; twenty thousand estimated damage jaO.OCiO.OOO. No IraiDs running. Every vehicle-of every sort commandeered Cor puu- Streets darkened, no gas for cooklnE or Illmiilnatlons; nil hostrUals gvercronvlcd; relief poitrlng in from all sides. Organ- izations itoiv being perfected." WHOLESALE ARREST OF ALIEN ENEMIES Halifax N. a., Dec. on Instnicfions of tha nuthorltjes, Chief ot I'olica has cominandcd a Ti'hoIesaJe arrest ol German residents In Jlalifnx. There have been A Dum- ber ol citizens of German, birth haTB been allowed full liberty auJ only required to roiiort once A nionln. Kixtccn havo been jilac- ud ucder arrest, and It is under- stood that, follovrlnp some SSi'.cma by llio a few ot thorn were released. Some arc heing held at Iho county Ja.L No Infonuatlon has been given out aa to tlie reasons for the arresLu, and Ihc nuthuilllcs refuse lo say it it was done through any cvl- dcncc they hud secured In retard to tbe ENTIRE.CONGREGATION WERE VICTIMS '-Haliiai. N. B., Dec. ally the entire congregation of St. Joseph's church was either ed or. injured.' The clrurch itself is a Ledicujt, rep-. reieajUng' Cuaartnt SN. Hyacinlbt, was in the cinreh at the time of Ihc expJos- 16n superintending Uie installation of a new organ. The organ overturned Mr, Lcdlciix undernealh. His was ono many marrelloua es- cfcpea that occurred for he came out with only slight injuries. MANY SUPPLIES FROM BOSTON Boston, Dec. hundred tliouaand dollars irorQi ot load- s luffs, clothing, heddJng nnd olher supplies for toe relief oC thousands made destitute "by flio Halifax catastrophe, was aboard ono o! tho fasleit steamers In tlie New-England eoastwise when backed out of her berth, hero yesterday and started on ?rhflt the expected to be B, record run to In a ftootU capital. TRAINLOAD GOES Time in Raymond When Old- Timer Will Be Held n.aymoml. Dec. fnrowll lo Rnymond Knight, which wns postpon- ed (rora Dec. 4th, will lake placo Wed- nesday evening, Dec. 12th. A rousing thno h promised for lha whole coun- Irysldc will bo anxious lo do lionor lo (ho old llmcr who la leaving 'the coun- try. A bautmct Is being held to whlrh n Urga number of guests hare been invited, t alallon cawiialgn speech. Doc. W.-V. In rosard to Iho contention thai Iho lln, rrcmlsr of Saskatchewan, (onlEht ll'.cw govcriiracnt la Ellll n Tory eov-1 Ifisuetl ft manifesto In whlch'hc fix-lornmcnt, Mr. Mnvlin naya: long rr coiiDr j hla confidcncfl In Iho vinlon jpotaonfil a'cquaintancn with oJmost All o? Mo'mo Kovcrnmcnl. Ho Liberals who have enierod 3 I wish It lo ho dliU'l.nctly'under- The- Menijrnenl In fntnr of union IH l thnt 1 not altortpllns lo hind vernnienl Ic.ids mo fo Iho conclns- (trowing by leaps and boimdn' In Medl- member of. government of rlw riding nrnJ Ihe ?orry_show-I or any yber.l member r--i id ion lint it Is rcry rcpreieiilatlvo of tho wltli Iho nlnglc _________ _ copllon that Sir Wlllrlti Inc nl Uin northern spcaliera" helped I of tin each oiia of Included. Al this potnl lei mo .state Ihe campaign nlonK.-There Is' men Is entitled lo hla views and.alilhnl lion. J. A. Calder entered Ihe Mcry rMson In bellevo thai Mr. liberty (o net In the way rrtilcli government afler a 01- iW ihls will bo jlii) deems in the fees'.1- Interesla of Iho OK Vua t WOMEN CURLERS 'All iromcn wlio nrfc Iptercsl- cd In curling, are agk6d to meet lonibrron' eyenlng ft In Iho triangular room of the V. 4 .M.C..-V nt n quarler ptsl 4 WBATHEH' Low 1 FtrHttC, FROM MONTREAL Jlonlreal, Dec. Victory loan coramlttea of clly, licad- cil by.Lord Shaughnessy, worked 50 rapidly Salurday ID RrraDglak for relief for Halifax tbat by sev- en o'clock Saturday evening sent off special Canadian Pacific rellway Iraln loaded wllh complete oiinitj for men, women and children, and an, Irame'nie quantity.of other luppltea, Includ- Ing gliss lor wlndOTi, Ihe wiola being vdued'at abonl Queneo branch ol the Can- adian 1'ed Cross society, bosldei narlag purchased aad r iarge qtitntlllea'of warm clolhln'K, for men and Troaien, sent IrnmeJi- ate relief lo Halifax .by. ordering enppMev irblch vera ihlpmeal oreraeaa from si. John, v to be fonrarded at once lo Hall- Jut list quantlllea ot overseas mall bad. deslroyed ky Ihe Halifax nploslon A I 'are lot contltmei by orrlclala of (ho uis ronncat oKin in 1.1. yetterrisy rra word ol dMiruc- lion of mall had beeb rtcelved at Ottawa. It thai been destroyed, Ibe deparlmcnl hate teen adrlsed by lltllfai attic- lali as icon as were established wllh the stricken dtj. How it All Happened. Cardston, Alia., Dec: i, Fire which broke out In the engine room of the creamery htre thli morning did damage tft of HOOO. fully covered by ancc. Low, minigcr erf th4 creamery, Ft in n critical condition a remit of to muih while flghllng firt, jiicnl, .TVlll-acl as Inlerp kriclals lecre for Halifax f i Mclnnis once Used Fire-Escape Route to Save In ol today's Issue ap- netrs a paid advertisement Inserted liy Ihe supporters of L Ij. a campaign speech delivered hy Ex- Judge Mclnnes, ot Vancouver, In Cal- gary recently. In his speech Mr. "Me- Inues condemns Ihe union gofcrnmanl because o[ tho proflletrlng which was exposed Oitnwn, not by Mr. ilc- Innos, not by Sir Wlfrld l.aurler, but by. 'Hon. Frank n. Correll, now a meinber of in'o union government! Tho Vancouver H'orld, which knows Mr. Jlclnnes' career very Inllmalely, (ntimalc.i that Iho ci-Judgo should be ono of llic last men 'In Canada lo Ihror.- stones fn such a matter for Mr. Mclnnca