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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.UMI-: xi. I.KTIlimmi.K. rtLHKKTA. THURSDAY. DliCEMUEIl 13, 1917 NUMBKK 3 TRUE STORY IS TOLD OF THE NEED FOR REINFORCEMENTS CALGARY. RALLY Huge Audiences Waited Till Late at Night.to Aged Chieftain SPOKE IN THE MORNING 'Fighting Joe" Martin Belies His Name; Pack's Campaign Receives Rude Jolt London, British gov ornmenl will Investigate the reasons for tho British reverse on the Boul eru oml ot the Cfliflbral galled. Th! ras tho asenrancfl by Amlre Sonar Law, chancellor of the esclie uer In answering criticism ot military oyc-railons In the house of common .yesterday. Mr. Lonar salil lh the Information was that Calgarr, Doc. oflrumon concerning the Cinfuml' oj; weather ami tho C- P. h. combined In j orations T.-ero eiaggcraled greatly and cetaln Sir Wilfrid Laurlcr and hie, ho hud tempted to warn 'the 1'arLy long past tho hour whon they house that nothing In the shape of a v.-ero due, and caused more than Mvo j Decisive rosiJt was espetiod from t'nimsnnd people to wait a tedlout period. Sir arrived at Kuoi church _. ___ ____ 11.05 and from that moment mi 111 fc-rent attacks on the British Cumbral 2 o'clock liits. morning he addressed forces. The tmallosL ot those attacks, ineQtiuga. Iu the four aud. lori urns, [having regard to the number engaged, Knoi church, the Grand on the jmrt of Ibo front vjiore, J'ngot ball aud central llclhodist owing lo surprise, the Germans were church, anil the crowd waited cheer-: oblc lo break through. The other two fully, although the street cars hsdUttacls by larger forces wore rojicll- that operation. On the nlgbt In i tlon or early In the morning. Mr. Don- ar Law said, the Germans made d.f- running aud Ihe as around "0 below zero. John Irvine and William Irvine nd- ed with great lonsca to.tho enemy. The moment Uia cabinet received an account of "the attack, the chancellor all the meetings, prolonging i added, they felt there was something their speeches to consume the tedious j needed In cxplnnallon nod the first lime oi-walling. Al cburcb t thine the cahlnel did was lo send there was a Ions wait from 9.30 tc 11 jslrucfTons to Field Marshal Hulg to o'clock, which WPS vnliactlr filled by I give the cabinet a lull report on all Uie ohairmaii. Archie SIcTeor, and that had The Idea was tlmt Eoveral volunteer soloists v.'lic led tbe goveTameat, II It was eallsflcd hymns and popular songs. a wltllaf In any position WRS nol AULiiugh lour meetings bed been capable ol fulNlHas HM duties Ibey hrranged In tlic four largctl auditor-1 would not Xeep him-In-his position. ,um5 in tbe city, queues began lo It jg not easy for i-civilian with the term before C o'clock, find when tho] best Information to Jutlga: Lhc nuall- doorn were ojiened tit 7.30 there vraa i flcatloni of a soldier Rnd-aleo the gov- B rush to seats in every hall. At 8 1 must. largely be1 guided by o'clock ImndrortE were fitll! struggling their sxperta. Mr. Bonar LaV said for entrance at the theatre. Etuiy building was packed. The lialu the Laurler party pulled into tha C. P. nt.n p. m.. A largo crovi'd'wai Availing in the station- The jmrtr was (inhered Ihroush the rotunda ol-the Fnlllser to the motor tars and n large crowd which had cplhqiiMl; lii.LLe rotunda gmTo-Uie it housing -v reception: The parly 'included Hon. Waltnr.Mlt- prorlnjIK! .treasurer of_Qucbec, wlio ivas'busfied. to lie ;Pftget Hartley DtTwarT. K.C., of Ontario, Trho Lo tbe Central lo liol'I tbe crowd; .Hon. A. G. Mac- ICay, M.Tj.A., who accomi-Bjiled Sir AVlirnil.to Kuox church. "Mr. P. Burns in the auto with lie ivuB bound lo declare Lbat w.'th re- gard to Ibe full would be rield and government ______ _-.... would be satliflcd that ncllon would Uken ts i result of II. Accidents ol this Wnd, Ae declaredj Trcre laBvltable'.ln .war Even sur- rrlse on misty ntorntttg mfffhl hap- pen- for- which rid. blame 'could he at Toclietl "lo anyone.- Mis Don ar taw could only Biy thai live goternmeni uthorttl-s, we' the H Hon. Kingston, Ont., Dec. Sir Thcmas While, speaking at a unionist meeting here tonight, declared thnt there wns only one Iss'Jt before the people, "was Can- ada lo stay in the war or quiU" He beliovecl that It stick un- til victory had been won. He de- fended union government and laid that It was representative of both parties and had lor its object of the whole power of the nation behind the men. In tbe trenches. Sir Wilfrid Laurler had declared at Winnipeg that it was not real union, meaning that U did not represent Liberalism as well Conservatism. The best answer to thli was thtt inch staunch of Liberalism aj. Fielding, Maclean, Carvell, Rowcll, Calder, Crerar and Giflon who a few months ago Sir Wilfrid would have regarded as types of his party, were today ''supporting unionism. NQIPiitllAL Hostile Audience Captures Oratpr Insults Lethbridge Says Pack a Case for Laurier's Referendum Merry Pack Spoke Ten Minutes and Left. Joe" Martin, came to c few rafnules after he rose lo When the crowd discovered ihai i laat night to aid L. Lambert Pack, not a on Jiii OVD adoilr- slon. "Plghtloff Joe" can-.e with the reputation of being a first clasi fight- lug man on Ihc platform. Whe- ther 11-was tbat he fighting losing battle, or that bo vu deserted before he stared by Mr. Pack who had pressing engagements elsewhere, the fac; remains thai Slrtlng Joe" lell chilly earlrona of helhbrMge with repu- tation torn Into Bhreds and Bcatter- cd lo the frigid northern blasts. He came with a reputation thai filled the Majestic theatre.- A lot people went away disappointed.. Ho made out the lamcat case Union government and for tbe could well be Imasloed, ud Mr. Pack'i sup- porters 'were Dial Chairman' Xockford helA up ad- Jo urnmenL until he could tell the audl ence that some day rn the dim ajid distant his labor-fanner. party would have the upper, hand. Tie scored the audlc-r.r" "rotteu aallca" UICT reputation for being a fighting apeklt- wag bused on a myth of 30 years i ego they took one half or the timo and Mr. MarHn lock the oilier half. No- body went for the count hut the coast orator wjs groggy when he took his corner at the bell iu the lait round. Mr. .Pack Briefly Mr. Mockford acted ns chairman of the meeting; and he was supported on the platform hy Mr. Pack's brtdge supporters. Mr. Pack spuhe for only about ten minutes, explaining that he had another engagement. The oppoHltlon candidate spoke very well, going details hut outlining Ills platform and what lie prepared to endeavor to do should he be clccterj: PLYSIOM Tells Luuricr Candidate That PrehcJiers Have Right to Be in This Elecllon Toronto. Dec. days ago Aldermen George KamidcrT, the Laur- ler candidate ia Centre Toronlo. told He Introduced no new sabjecl matter Methodltt ministers they had better rom Khat he had said' al the meet-, kaep cut ot [his election fight. In an- uis tie two previous evenings. Mr. j Eirer lo this warning Private Sidney ack received a fowl measure of sp- Lambert. o( Ihe 50Ui battalion, V.-BO had displayed, telling Ihcni Lhit ICT .MI hty gl; plftuie on' taking bis seat, and Imrae dUlely left the platform. "Fighting Joe" Himself Mr. Martin was then introduced. Mr. Martin, who In opL-ning sajrt be WHS was ashamed oE them. A flit-tight In with the "ad lo aee Lhe "labor iiarty see the s Liberal party" lu Lelhurldgc-. the cenlre alley WBR the cllroax, lie himself was a Liberal-Labor mani- I theatre manaBef larnlnc crnl tile her of the British house and of lo prevent further damage. i his conslltDeals arc mcmosrs of Ihc I .Mi. Marlln's repulallon keyl him I _ _ I Immune from the [Ire of heckllne for on I'age left a limb on Flanders flflda, hob- bled Into tha unionist platform at Broadway Hall laat night and told tha audience thai "I am a MetljodiBt min- ister, and 1 don't propose lo take or- ders from Aid. Hanisdcn or any other Laurie r man In campaign." BORDEN'S APPEAL Bishop Doull of Kootenay, sues Pastoral Letter in Support of Union rMc.1. Robert Bortfen gave- to" the preu this morning tKe' suit men t: "Only a remain before the detormimtlon of ttw-peopie erf Canada It- Eutk will mwfk-And announced. No] s on, Dec. at-issue is whether Canada shall con- _________ the .wiiole truth 'ot to noble lias nwxBtary'ac- played .In the war since iJiH. .or whether shft is lo lake htr the side of IluEfciR HS a, country th'at muat) be counted out oE Ihn war so far- ns effective assistance, 'is Mr. Bonar that Iho Brll- Ich EI o Yemeni In Mteotjotamla and Palestine were by no 'means move- menls of conquest. Tho Brlttah bad thieo cl, lasted (or ...rfj Sir Wilfrlrt appeared After Tar nvcr an hour, he Ifufrled" Into tha waiting car find .driven -lo Central Methodist there al 12.20. IToro ihc linil very'good reception aud 'fpoku ,for 15 rulnulcn, Imt his effort fhorrcrt Increasing, ivcarlness. At the Grand Ih'catrc, which llio next j objective, Ihc reception was all that] x-onkl be desired. Here 'no jfO minutcE. The ccmimillco lipon h s EolnE to Tagcl Hall for a lew as Ih.c; autllcucc palienlly i r his appearance. Hon. Walter' Iml 11 wan alrtol (or tho" British I certRui that but Greece and (he whole -Balkan ponin- Eula, and Germany ,Kould have says Bishop of In a pastoral letter which will be read In all the churches In the diocese on Sunday. 'The duty of suppcrllng -tho union he says, "is a sacred one. The issue must ue ho continued, "and there con be r.o doubt that Hlr Wilfrid Laurie r and his tiio allied nations, and Hint his re- turn to power would be In the meantime I deiire to to the women of Canada who are supporting union govtrnment 'my Intense appreclat'on of Ihetr .Interest and of their effort for the great purpose that every trJe Canadian should have- at heart From Western Ontario to Nova Scotia have addrened more than fifty, gatherings arid' every- where I found the women utrong of earnest and'active In'- endeavor, clearly realizing that the. Infinitely above all party or' contiderationi. Whatever may' be the outcome, they. >.ivt done their part; and they should" receive the grateful thankc of all men of good In view o[ the present political cam- paign, the following resolution passed hy the Maclcod Presbytery al Its meet- on 1917. has a bearing tbat a. one of the Eroale8t: to. rf of the yvar, the there t tho consld- orc at BiicltMrcmcndous cost. spoke rorierablcprtllclsm.of mmtary'.opflrallons. .Thts election Is nolfa o Inslalod l'" political cunlcat. llja a fight [or t ol t tllng Joho i editorial In Ihe Times rie-' jah British -1 Canada and 1 'e'nnicslly trust Ihtt Iriih Na con- 1 everywhere men will forget that they Mitchell held out tliere unlll 12.45.and damned the fOTemnaept 'or keeping' arc Liberals, Conservatives or mem- Wnj. (or 15-mlnule5-1 lha public In he lol "through thcro was 1 wera rumors thil _ ________ ___ ____..______ minutes jrcsL ror .the nudlence, j three or foar inllw Hn.tfch Ish and Canadian, and by and caJd there bera of the labor "parly; Hint thoy thsl tbY will remember only that they are Hrlt- lieldj lines In tbe iffilr before land influence support Ihn union at they were tKawrared, added 'In ernmcnl, Is determined Dossibl forth until S.'r iVjlfrid_____________ When nc every soal was tlill j thit where tnasporta crowd sUmUng were being unloaded, 1 Iho back. a'lar; Here the crowd showed T.-allteil down Ibfl it Is tbe Uie iiiosl thn evening. lUritlith were Ihtt pro- Thcy.chocrctl aiiil clapped ond whlat teil for sorno llihc. Sir Wilfrid appearert to be very falnl vheri he began speech ad- dross. Lcre. hul scQincd .to, gain xs lie uji and Mraled Uic HDM. RVC FLOUR MILL Winnipeg, Dec. to _ lor about 10 mttiilcs. Tho feature ol havc lloer1 nim'whldh will fur- tis addtqac al Knox church, ftnother arulltble iifbatltnlo for Broiiaed'the IrtcrsaL of those rloan tbo reports of his TTIB mill will open nnl-WMfc and Ih'c will haTa a capacity ol lio barrela per tbe war aa specdily al tbe Mlnfmum coat In men and money." ''The [Presbytery having reaped (o (he grave crisis In our national affairs and (he Ecrious dangers threatening our national well-being records toelr sympathy with the general assembly In demanding selective of cvnd nowera as the effcc- ot winning Ihe wnr, nnd malnUlijlng human Uberllp.E. are also In faror of the move- ment, for esLibllihrnftnt forthwith rf a Eovcnijnonl repreicnt- repOrt of November 22 that large cbem workj al Qrleericlmelekte.n, nea London, 'Dec.' neuter's Ol lawa connection with the He had a tremendous reception from he big audience which crowded Broad ay hall ,and was cheered to tap. echo .-hen he said 'thai no less than 500 lethodist ministers and students had olned Ihe r.infcs of the Canadian forc-j and gone lo the lighting line, llj vas the duly ot every muilsler of llio gospel and every church not bifty to treach, but to fight for tbe gr'eal ae well, he said. Private LarolierL, when war -broke or.l, was Methodist minister and, Alberta, but gave'up bis worK to join the 50th bsltallon. In.Cal- gary. He went lo tbe firing and ought as a full private, loslpg his left eg in one of Ihe bftltiea Itt'Vblgb the figliredw. on Ihi iront.-: M. repO to win avaUaMe parties md securing 'MshMt UleiiH (or the "lcil o[ our affairs and the protection ol i Frmklort, hail been destroyed owinK i nliorlljr ns nc wns said lo hire been our' Interests. ito En "Plosion, it is authoritatively surrounded. iJsc, Komitoff is to have been defeated and wounded In a battle between Dlelgor- od and Sumu, according lol a Pclro- graQ dispatch to the DallyMaiK Ills capture Is pxiieclcJ. It is prorvaMc, the dispatch adds, that the extremists wilt capture Ho.v tov-On-Tlie-Con. All signs, U la add- ed, arc that thn Cossack rising fell and that they will Join Ihe Bol- shevlW. i 7ho which was filed In I'elrograd on Tuesday, reports that (Jen, Kornlloff's forces, consisting.of .six trninloacb ot t root a, were attack- erl by ttic Bolshevlkl The general's capture wai 'FIRE IN C. N. R. STATION Port Arthur, OnL, Dec. starting In the bascnenl of tbe Can- adian Northern station building here last evening did material dnmagd lo tha cxlenl of about ,'ivliile daraaec lo recorils covering holli lake j valo.plth iind rail freiglit traffic was CEliraaM I to be p'ricll '.'Ther further heartily recommeDd' stAieA now lhat U la certain that (he all their people lo have respect lo the esplotipii destroyed one of tbe great- publlened regnlalloas food ammupltloh factories In the trollcr, and-lo reallie (bit at a time world. The factory covered over ririy- when the world's food supply Is so ncos wllll records bcloro drAfting from (he west, whlrji hart responded Uw Cold and Infill mow. hand at Sit Cl'.ltord Slflon was he-1 so nobly. hind thn formillon of-union govern- Sir. Wolr claimed lhal A refcren- {lent, and quoted the attack ,by. lion, yitlon upon Blr AnUrl Borden (Continued 01 Ptgf lion. Mr. Uallantyne, his addresj, replied to Sir Wlllrld Utrltr'a tlite- rr.enl to tho elfect (hit tken were 115.WO ioldlert iralltbla for rfltforcf- i Mr. BallulTM oltl- to >M. Men claulfied as nil being fit for active tervlce, who tan bft IralnejJ for other work In conritotfon wtih army. Hon. A. G. MacKay Is reported lo have stated at Winnipeg that Australia maintains foiir Army divisions at the front on a total enlistment, of and there' fore Canada' should have reinforcements for her four Ions with a total enlistment' 0f Australia maintained five Tons, but a scarcity of Infantry re- has forced the reduc- tion of her nrmy to four divisions. Canada out of, her enlistment maintained forestry and railway corps aggregating men, ser- In which Australia did net participate, Last September the. minister ef defence for Avalrjifla'; made a national appeal for Infantry .volunteers.16 .tme survivors of the first 'w- pedltlonary force, with very Ited responds. Now tKe uniofi government of Australia Is Ing to Ihc people for indorse- ment of V platform mlllUry service, voluntary enlhH- merrt having completely hi country, as Erf nlth reinforcement i to totn, the In that at ;