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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta So 'let us vote on Monday, December we may be able to look every soldier in the face on his return, and say tKat we did our duty. The boys in, the trenches are calling to us for support. Shall our answer be one that will inspire them with fresh courage to meet the tests that are still to come, or shall it be one that.wilHill them with dismay? VOLUME XI. LK'UWUIIJiiK. AiJSKHTA, -SATURDAY, DKCEMBEU 15, 1W7 MJMBER5 Most of Vote of Army Over- seas is Difficulties Canadian Army Headquarters in the Field, Canadian Press less than S7 per cent of the total vote ol the Canadian corps had been polled by eight o'clock last night. Some units have already polled 100 rer cent of the ballots Vhilo the general experi- ence to Bate that the number of men refusing to exercise iho franchise is almost negligible In specific nutts, al though the aggregate may1 bo apprec" able. Votes of Wounded Men The most dramatic of all the Incl denlE of (he war election to dato lias been Hie Eoeurlng of roles -of men wounded In action, while fighting for tho Dominion, the empire ami tin Kreat causo which has brought then volutarily to this most bitter and tra glV struggle in' tlm world's historj The deputy presiding officers, scru tlneers and poll clerks have brougfc their ballet hoses with them to (l.-a ad Vhnced dressing stations and volet men as they lay In bed, men who wer ED weak from suffering that it was al they couldulo to mark their hallote. I one station alone ninety men were vol ed and they welcomed Jho opportunit to cast their ballots what, Ihoy re garded as the moat critical polUlea contest In tho biitory of the Dominion The election officers have take their boxea with Ihem on the tramwa 'behind'th'o linos" and have voted me. as ;they' worked., through the'front lln trenches the firing lln '.their .'opportunity to ftierclaa.ihfljlnij chisc. hay'fr worked alt d and far into the night, havo rlske their Urea In order to secjre to cvei possible man ad equal o opportunity I exercise tho franchise. One poll cler has be on seriously wounded, a pr siding officer has been sent down the base as a casualty, while one gu ner voting beside Ills gun ivna hit b _ Polling Booths Shelled :_ Polling iootha have ho en damage hy shell fire and liy bombs, but Iher Jias been no cerlong Intorniptlon to tl election work and abovo all no Ints ferenco vrilti tho actnaf war open lions An far as your corrogpondent learn Iho elections have boon ducted with surprising smooUincs The re preset! toilva of the deputy cler t of the crown In chancery and his ton teen assistants havo worked stead! end successfully to Insure an adequate voting opportunity for every soldier elector. Nearly sir hundred, polls A LAST WORD Tho election campaign Is over. On Vearly .two million Canadian ectora will eo to the polls. Their otes will record their views as to hether they will btck up Canada's ijhling men with men and means ufffcient to keep Canada's fighting achlnc In efficient working order EO :at It may feo after victory over tho nspoakable Hun, or whether Canada tall quit the war. Tho Issue Is as !ear cut as anything possibly could e A' vote for Union government leann the enforcement ot the Mtli- arj- Service Act aa the beat find tjulck- at way to secure reinforcements. A oto for tho Laurler-Liberals means o more reinforcements and the grad- al dwindling ot our divisions In the ront line. Union government born out of crisis In. Canadian affairs. It was nought about only after the- volun- arv plan of enlistment has failed, t was brought ahput only after an ap ieal had been made to' Sir >aurler to form a coalition of all poll Ical elements that Canada might no take the count" In nor fight against he Him. Sir Wilfrid LaurScr after aklug stock of the feeling among is French-Canadian brethren In Que- JBC, declined to throw off the yoke of French. Car.sds io take up the battle or a Grar.ter Canada. His refusal left te liberals vUhout a leader. The; could not follow him .hen. Their duty ww plain and as a reiult .Union JOT em meat wai brought Into Tfcat Iti oovrat. It ii 'a course which bat thfc It a of BAcriQoii. Wfcat CAQidlan elector Vhojow to fiw polls on. Mon- day Je Mcrtfictag tn .bt fa Franca and Flan- their Urea In tho4r as they go down into tha hell of fire Irom guru? The of Union government Ij single purpose which means flcea that Canada mty not trait her pledges made by Parliament In 1914 as a "scrap of Arrayad against Union Last Unionist Rally of Campaign Is Marked By Greatest Enthusiasm; Candidate Given Splendid Ovation IJIggest Crowd Yet Hears Brilliant Orator From Deals With M any Questions Which Have Arisen and is Given a Jtous ing Reception. When Chairman S. J. Shepherd de- clared at last nEght's monster raliy in support of the cnndidature of ibe Union candidate at the Majestic Tiius- tre that tho supporters of A. Buchanan would roll up a majority for him on Monday in four figures meeting ever held In the city of Leth- brldge. It might nave been that after the Jou nisht heckle ihe speakers, hut Ihcre was only one interruption from Ex-Czar is At Liberty Petrograd, Dec. Em- peror Nicholas, of Russia, has es- caped from his confinement at Tobolsk, according to advices re- ceived today at the Smolny Insti- tute, the Bolshevik! headquarters. A special tram manned by sail- ors has been dispatched from Pet- roQrart for the purpose of captur- ing the former emperor. Martin meeting of an :it tempt would Ibe crowd cheered and applauded InitKe audience during tbo whole oven- a- manner that left uo doubt in theiand, snd that was result of a mis- minds of anybody that- Lethbrldge Intended to do BO. And when he de- clared that if Lethbrldgo did this, there was absolutely no doubt us to tho result In this rldlbg, the crowd showed no other result was .possible. It WAB a Victory meeting for W. A, Kachanan, who was received with ihe finest ovation at W. A. BUCHANAN, The Unionist Candidate In thfs fight we bare a ra.iture ol elements opposed to war sfrisQ the BolBhtrlkl oi UL is-1 understanding on ibe part the Lelh- brlilge citizen wbo took umbrage at a statement vrhlch was intended la a broader sense lhan he Interpreted If. The fact that there was no heckling ol any, nature- was quite sufficient proof that the audience was In full accord with the speakers and this was borne cut at; frequent Intervals throughout every stafje of the big mooting tiiatlin a manner which quite justified Iho couJJ possibly be accorded to snyjforecaal of the chairman that Leth- bridge would produce, on Monday, a majority for Mr, Buchanan and the A. Record-Breaker .The meeting was the largest ever held In tho city. Fifteen minutes before the time for opening, there ivas not an empty seat in the house. It boys at the front over the thousand mark. Wonderful- Young The-opflb'sftlon had thought previous was_ rather to be expected that, after (b Friday night they had Intro- ia ey a nro- three previous -rneetlnes during the auccd the last in oratory to tlie ?raa" iT L' [Id MGUSIIWI Mr. Buchanan Should Come to City Limits With Majority J Tliat W. A. Buchanan, the unionist candidate in the Lethbrldge riding, will conic Ihrough tho riding to tho city ot Lethhridge on election day an even break, or a i Paok, ana that ho l Have a raa- week, the might have Called people of Letnuntlge great feature o[ the meettug was that there was no party spirit ahoivn, every. one, unionist and opposition alike? Were completely carried away by bis superb oratory. 'The meeting was un- animous in its welcome to UK. Clark, and every point went and .was fully appreciated. The feeling ot all after the meeting was that as far as this district U concerned, there doubt that Dr. Clark will get a sweep- ing majority. Anr doubtful voter who heard, the speech could not help but t was noticed that a prominent mem her of the Alberta legislature who is a strong Laurier supporter, took off tls hat and slartorKto join in tho for union government. (Continued on Pdge I Struck By He- covering in Hos- pital ._ _ Toron'lo, Dec. TVS ter, minister of trade" and commerce find unionist candidate In North Tor- come away convinced. Dr. Clark him- sell said that it was the finest meeting that ho has ever attended. To allow The elements take two fairly definite no hold that he had on his audience groom, la Quebec their policy is thnt of Bonrnssa who hates the English and not the French of gallant France. He Is agalnat ail participation In the war. Arrayed with him are men llko Etliler, has nlgnei a pledge that he aci.nat all participa- tion In the war by to the extent of opposing farther volun- tary anlUtment Then there Is Le- inleux who openly thai Can- ada has no Interest acrvu the sea. Sir Wilfrid Lander, the grand old man, It the chosen leader, but he but tho while Henri Hour- la the mtiUncfi. Sir Wilfrid Laurler the man to whom Bqurassa looks In thla hcmr to array in opposi- tion to Union govern merit, thai, other element of the opposition which e: In the Engl Uh-speftilae provinces. Sir Wilfrid's pertoiailtr and hla un- doubted hold on the tftacttons of mil- lions ot in being nscd to blind Canadian! to the Bourasca plot to captnre Canada December 17lh nnto is _ this 'Tha English-speak In J group who look to Sir WlUrld Lander In thla pafRii inc.ude those who "We all want to Tin the war but ire don't like pordon." They say'Canada has done enough. They lay Canada all the men she haa left for production at home. They wr, let United rcioming at tho Toronto general hos- pital whcro ho was taken last night after being struck by a locomotive and narrowly escaping death while crossing the pstsenger tracks at tho Toronto Union Station. Jt wsn stated that Sir George passed a good night hut no Intimation was given as when' ha will bo able- to leave hospital. Ixinilon, Dec. Rrlilah Imvo ruined part of the gronnd by iho oil Ypres frinl j-oster- rlay, the war office repoflB.Vrhe state- ment righting was recommenced yesterday evening in the neighborhood of Foelnerhoek .chnle'H. In which our troops regained a considerable part of Uie trench rjnto wWch the enemy kad penetrated during tho moaning. "The hostile' artillery was Bi'.live Autlng Ihc night east of Megslncs and of Insulted Soldier, Who Climbed Platform and Slapped Him- Accepted it onists not-only of Lethbrldge but of .he south country. Among them was" LJeut; Fred Karren, of .Magniu, and n. A. VanOrman, of.Taber, two points which wilt roll up a rousing majority Mr: Buchanan on Monday. It was absolutely-the finest political youngest are doing their bit in France At vVaraer the vote, will- be soont and 1 landers and he is pursuing a possibld majority for Mr. avocation, in Canadn caring for his Buchanan. East of Milk river and oii parents'and inn family of the eldest, Foremost line Ihe'sime might be who has seen some of the fighting In OS P-idB 6) Election Returns Bulletined Owing to the winter weather, the Herald ha's engaged the Majestic theatre for Monday evening for the purpose of announcing ific election which ivill be received over Its leased wire In the Herald office. llie returns will be flashed on the acreon AS BOOH ea received. This will allow the public to hear the returns in coiufort. The rclums should1 shortly after Beven.o'clock. eattl. Foremost is give a small majority for union government. Coming round the Crow's Nest Line it Is fully anticipated that Bow Island, Burdctt, Grassy Lake, and Coaldale, will all give .majorities o! two to one for Mr. Buchanan, which will offset any poEfciljle adverse ma- jority in the country southwest of An Appeal to Electors Stales take onrplade. But they ako say Is answer to the one quei- tlon "flhall Canada keep her pledges or shall ahe defanltr that question I hey hang their hetita In iharae to antwer, "We will de fault." WILL YOU JOIN CANA- DIAN BOLSHEVIKI ON MONDAY WILL YOU BACK Uf THE HEN Medicine Hat, Dec, James Weir suffered the falo of having hla face punched for In Milling English a meeting In the Elk hall here tonight. He was billed as one of the speakers to address a meeting In Iho Interest ot tho Laurier ate, C. B, Iteilly, and course of ,his speech he was heckled rather .aey- Orcly and lost hla temper, lie retort- ed that, judging by tho accent ot the questioner, he was evidently of low origin and had perhaps come over from WhIEoehRpel in the steerage, 1'te. H. Calelin, a veteran, who is home FIS A victim of shell shock and who has the reputation of being n ciuiot and Inoffensive citizen, rose and fiskeri Mr. Weir three t retract the offensive statement. Mr. Weir refused and Pte. Catclln Invaded Ibe platform and punched Mr. Weir accepted tbp, chastisement. To the Electors of the Riding of Lethforidge: In addressing to you these last words of Iho campaign to urge every porter of Union' government to make a special effort to go to thg polls on Monday, 1 do so, not so much In the war .of asking a personal favor but that your vote may be counted of the hundreds -of thousands w'hlcb will be In favor of. theimen over in Fntnce and Flanders, who have de- fended our honor at St. Julian and Ypfcs', at 'St. Elol, the Somme, Lens and Passchenuaele. Let the men who have gone from this city and district knowliy a roiislng'majortty for their cause on Monday that we at home, are with Ihem to t'ue end. I address a .word also to the women in particular. As I said during the campaign.'go to the polls on Mon- day proud" in the honor that is yours in specially'representing in Canada your brave boys over there. It Is the vote ,of the women that will win this election for the heroes of Canada. Show Ihein that you had them in your thoughts when you went to the polls In their If the women of the LelhbridgC'riding do this, wo will have a proud message to send lo them on Monday ntgbl, a Christmas mes- sage lhat will comfort them In this hour of great, peril. Yours sincerely, W. A. BUCHANAN. these points. Purple Springs Is doubt-1 fttl ami may be against him. North of (he river, the tola, vote.-will, likely result in a majority for the union can- didate. With the above forecast, Dr. Leech therefore'expecV that JJiirliarmn. will come to the city limits with' a small" majority, so' that the majority ho obtains In tbo city, confidently anticipated to bo a .large will be a clear gain. General Kaledines and Some of His Supporters Have Been Taken Prisoners BOLSHEVIKI TAKE SEVERAL TOWNS Pelrograd. Dec. elites ot Hostov. Nakhitchcrat anil in the Don Cossack territory arc ia tho hands of the Holshev'ki .troops, ac- cording to a report laaued uy tho clal news bureau. Gen. Kalcdlnes. eaJer of tho 'Don Cossacks, the an- nouncement addB, has been arrested by Generate Kaldine and Bolsliy and their staffs, who have iruited th9 may- or of Rosier to go to Tche'rkaak, th'e :k capital, to suspend military operations. Germans Get' Supplies Petrograil, Dec. Germans already have begun to and other sorely needed supplies from Russia, according lo intormalioii reaching Pelrograd today. It was an- nounced that credit institutions here had been advised that trade liad been resumed with the Germans at Minsk and other points near the eni front. Xew shops have been op- ened and the Germans are exchanging metals and chemicals for vegetables and fats, especially soap. The price ot soap ,ls 15 roubles a pound. Quarrels With PBtrograd, Dec. Liraacha'r- ;i, rominlisioiier of education In- ths iolsbevlki cabinet, 'according ,tb.ra' grcd despatch to the Times lias resigned as a.result of a disagreement with Leuine, Zinoff and mliliant members of th'e' People's'' IJenuie and icfenls declared iliemselves .lh: favor, of the of al! tho Bolsnc-, vlkl members of the constituent as- VemMy so as to bring about tho end of the assembly without a formal decree of dissolution. I.unacharski is said to have declare cd this would bo highly unpopular'In D country. In Undisputed Control Petrograd, Dec. fo the i hoycotting-of the municipal elections by the other parties, the Maximalists AT THE The lisne ii clear cut ad a qolU, or Canada will "carry on." Either Can The people will deelde'by Jh eft votes' on Monday. If they vote to ARREST AMERICAN IN Dec. 4 S. Smith, of St, Ixinls, JIo.j a member of tho staff of John F. SleiMis, head of .4 commission in Knssta, 4 Is reported (o have teen arrest- 4 ed. Mr. Smith Is reported to 4 hrive been arrested at Tchita, 4 Siberia, in company with XL 4 Onslrougoff, former 4 minister of railways. 4 will be the Dnt defeat suffered 4 4. the CanadlMs til the. front, and the joy bells will ring in Berlin jnat surely an If a Oilman army had ad- Ofl IPiOf WEATHER LiW fair and be in undisputed control of the administration of Petrograd, The newspaper Pravda, organ of "the Bol- shevl'ii government, has announced tho arrest of-the leading members of the council of union Coseack troops at Pelrograd at the instance of Jhe Cossack commiiteo alfiliatwl the workmen's and soldleri" Duties. British Subjects Leavtna London, Dec. to n. despatch to the Daily Mail from Petro- grad the question of Ilrilish leaving Kussia has been settled. Tha correspondent says It Is officially slat- ed that they can now obtain passports. One hundred and fifty Uritons have been prevesited from leaving Russia owing to the detention of Tchitcherln and'Petroff, two Russians, London, Dec. Wil- liam in his Chrlrtmaa meaase proopses to make a final peace of- fer to enemies "on whom, In of rejection, will fall the riipon- slbility for bloodihed In according toxan unofficial Berlin "telegram forwarded'from Qtnttya by the Exchange Telegraph Com- pany today. APPEALSFROMTHE TRENCHES Calgary, Dec. Hcr.ilrt has received the following cable from Lleul- Colunel A. H. Bell, an acting Brlgadler-Gentrtl at tlio front who left Calgary more than two years ago In command of a fnmoua Alberta biutnUon: "After twenty-six months In Franco, although personnel ol officers and men changed many times wo aro still pressing m to a victorious finish. Sup. Dec. progress Is port tha boys TOur actions back home." buine maile against the Uerrian sub' Dob. Peareori.'tho'tnmous fighting parson has cabled tho Morning I marine campaign, Georges Wugues, as (ollowa: "Boys here eiuliuslasilcally supporting union govern-..........--.. ment and look for the folks at honfe lo back them up.1 WINNIPEG. OFFIOEB'8 APPEAL .Winnipeg, Dec, a cable to the Frea Press loday Lteut.-Col, Davis, O.C. 44th liatlalfon "On behalf of Ihls battalion which had its origin in your city arid which has been fighting hard for the last 1C month In France, I would you not to dtscrt us on the eve of victory. .We look to you to see that Canada atacds fast with imdlmlnfshed front until our task is done" ONTARIO UNITS VOTING SOLI0 Kingston, Dec. W. S. cValg, of the 59ili Battnllon cables W tho Unionist candidate- in Kingston as follows: "Careful inquiry h6ws all eastern Gnlarro unlis In France nnd Kngland solid for union gov- lo a and wish you ernmenl. Overseai siicccss." OF OOVT. UNION Reglns, Doc. A. P. MoNab, mlnlslor of public works for Kaakatchevrai (oday announced himself In faror ot Man government and ho wonld rote for Ike onion candidate PINCHER MAN MISSIMO fkc. John Kefsley, of Pincher Creek, is In 'the casualty lists 4 today aa missing. .j'4 4 444 4.4.4; minister of marine, declared in an terylcw In tho Petit t'arlslen today He warns, however, against too op- timistic conclusions being drawn trom tho reassuring A eve fop men Is. "Wo >re ceaselessly working, lo counter the effects ;of the submarine and have made gemilno said tho minister.' "We purchased.' a number of' special 'high low draft vessels to hunt MjbmaVines and we are building certain numher ourselves, "The German submarine campaign, while a grave, continuing .danger, is partially checked roqnth our losses wererftho lowest on record, Wo have also observed that tbo.German crews are less efficient and less en- terprising than at the beginning and that their ammunition Is.of an Inferior quality. "Stilt, however reassuring these ob- servations may bo, (06 optimistic con- Detroit, Mlsli., Dec. tlon -by local automobile manufactur- ers of tbo Detroit Shell company, with a capital slock of was an- nounced horo late yesterday.''The announcement was roaile after a con- fcrence here of locnl automobile" men, members of tho war industries board al Washington and Major Jamjeaon, representing the war department. Fac- tories used by two automobile cojn- panles have been offered the new com- pany. elusion] should be drain Irom London, Dtc. recosriit: Ion of hirgreat .services En the capture of rtrffef General Sir Arthur Currie Kaa. decorattd'or> the battleffeftf by King Albert of fclnlum with the hlgheai Belgian military liinor, "U. S. POST OFFICE BILL Washington, Dee. flco appropriation including for censorship of fore'gn malls, was e4 today by the bouw. It now ;