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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMIi XI. rtl.BKUTA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1917 NUMHKK C uns Jroops Taken Now From East to West Are Not of the Best Sink Many Ships BritWi rohantmon, a four hive bwn sunk In the North by torc- Tfce on BEST TROOPS TAKEN LONG AGO London, (via neuter's 01 tavva Telegraphing today from Brlllsh headquarters, Router1! correspondent says that quiet contin ues on the Cunvbral front. although tho dry, ck" cold, .weather favors actlvi oreratlons. Referring to the transfers of Oer map. troops from Uie eastern front, th( correspondent points out. tha the Germans havo not beon sendini their beat troops lo_lhe e'astem tron for a long time. Secondly, that the have hecn milking the- sastorn front for the western front. Thirdly, that the moralo of tho men from tho east- ern front Is probably nol "unaffected by fraternlilnp and tha absence of fight- lus; Jience It Is qaosltonable if tha fighting value of tha men from too front is really BO high. do not say? tho corres- ponded, "lo minimize tho illunllon which iiiayarlso from a Russian peace, bat my confidence In the army to deal successfully with th'o worst thai tho Huns can do remains absolutely unim- paired." Tho enemy's small success at Pold- erhock Chateau, he adds, was due to artillery concentration against shallow, waterlogged trenches. Aerial Operation! London, Dec. Tho British' war office statement on aerial operations Usucd last midnight reads: "Although tho weather was fine Saturday; a very high wind and ground Interfered with reconnolssance esmrcjr from wnmr, Erie OeoV du. en- niutKMd Ttx total toniwge of Un me ooa MorOtunk London, merchant and a tnwlw were off the on btr 12 by destroyers, Thomai J. KaeNwnara, financial Mcretary to the admiralty, an- nounced In of commons today. By waters, olt th moutli ot tha- True tho Germans Election Returns Bulletined WATCH FOR THE HERALD'S ELECTION EXTRA AT Herald has engaged the Majestic tor (his evening where lie public .-A'ill entertained to near uio election 'returns as they are received over the HeraU's leased wire. The will be announced at the theatre as quickly as ratalved. Is every few minutes. Tho public ara cordially Invited lo to the Majestic and h'ear these returns, which should start coming In shortly alter ec-veu o'clock. The city polls will be posted, at the Herald office'ae soon as received which should ue by sis o'clock. In Spile of Statement of Trot- sky That All Would Be Open SCHEIDEMANN IS NOWlNSTOCKHOLiV IjOiijon. Dec. 17. Tha Petrogra'l railway men's union, according to a Reutcr despatch from tbo Russian ca- pital, has received a telegram to the effect that (he Maximalists troops In Odessa attacked the arsenal where the Ukranlan troops quartered in Odes Enormous Vote Being Polled in City and All Over Dominion Todayll 0 Thls manner of conjoining two ppl- tlca! parties with such radically dif- ferent principles Is Inconceivable, M- cept on the assumption of moral bank- ruptcy ot at least- one side and after (til the last weeks have taught us con ccrnlng tho Bolshevikl methods, It Is not difficult to see where ouch bank m'ptcy already exists." Parvus, acted as Intermediary between Scheldemann and Vorovsky poses as a majority Socialist and enjoys Iho German government's con- fidence lo such an extent that he was among the men mentioned at the time of the last government changes as possible minister ot finance. He was born a Russian subject, but left Rus- sia some 'years ngo. He made lions through grain coal dealings in.Germany and became a oerman subject shortly after tho outbreak of Wounded and Pte, W. H. Bennett, taken on the strength at Lethbfidge, home addreu, Butte, .Mont. AuTQFMISI I.S.IIN Ai appeal, by Dr. Anna Ho war Shaw, chairman of the Woman's com mlUee of National Defense, for ad op lion .by congress" ol the suffrage coi stttulional amendment, UTS. Nell! McClung, Caaartlaii su fragette workers.at the closing sesslo spara a thought and. a little ash for tho needy families In the city ho will have little enough cheer this lirlatmas. The need for ihest iam- les is ea great as ever, anii BODO of ncm should bo without a little com- BrUlsh should havo to advance. Some Turkish guns were placed just over the city hall, making It Impossible to reply to their llro without endangering tho "town. A torrential rain made tho roails Irnpaspablc, tho correspondent ort and pleasure at Ihi3 season of: continued, a chilly east wind year, wLen so many others are} pierced tho aadden soldiers to tho sppy in enjoyment of good things. A onetion lo thy Herald Christmas und, expended through the good oC- bonc. The problems of supply and transport almost dcovo us to despair. The camels unnble to keep a EM-ALUESIO ices of the nursing mission, will bring foothold on the paths. Never- laBElness to some family. thelcss, the food and ammunition sup- ply was maintained fully. .On the night ot December 7, when fur attack began the men moved ,up under cover of darkness, tho attack pivoting on Nelm Samuel from which tho Londoners advanced eastward-to- ward Jerusalem, while other troops, ascended the Hebron road, threaten- ing tho town from the s6uth. "They found Hebron evacuated but encountered resistance around Bethle- hem where the Turts also bad posted Cims so that counter battery work, would endanger the. 'sacred Tillage.' Hence our troops had the disagreeable v experience ol had been drought upon us by Ihe BS the embezzler of lie niijoi1 portion of Mrs. Kloc's UNIONirr IN SOURIS ff BY ACCLAMATION Winnipeg, Dec. 17.--Thoman ifr H. IMtck, candl- 4 dale for the constituency 'of Soarls, lias withdrawn, Dr. Fin- ley, unionist Is elect; od br acclamation. LAURIER AT WILLIAM Winnipeg, DM. 17. Sir Wilfrid Unrlef ills WtT piuued through Winnipeg turn, today. .The party will arrive m Fbrt llils evening, whore It It .tnonjtil Sir Wil- frid will remain over Sir Wilfrid purler planned lo remain for election day, but All the last monwiit. CHRISTMAS RCOEiS Washington, Dec, for congress to from tomorrow unlll Thursday, Jmiuary 3, were mado final today .when the the hofee moluUon lo tkut purpose. TURKS TAKE London, Dec. occupation jy the Turks of two islands oft Ihe coast of Minor Is announced in an otllclal statement issued yesterday at Constantinople. SIR CEO, FOSTER 4 RAPIDLY IMPROVINO Toronto, Dec. con- 4 dltion ol Sir George Foster, minister of trade and com- 4 4 merce, was sorlously In- 4 4 Jnreil when ho was knocked 4 down by an engine tt the Un- 4 idii station on Krlday evening, 4 4 was stated this morning to 4 4- all that could be desired., 4 across country to Lethbridge and will be sent east to his former home. A MsaGul6 service will be held hore. W. J. Oalllford was one of the most popular young men In the city when he was hero in 1805 and 1906 as man- ager ol the Bell system. Even Ihen hs was troubled with his lungs. When Ihe Manitoba government bought out the BelLJn thai .province Jlr. Gaili- ford leit the. Bell employ hero and went lo Mnrilloba' whcro he held n interests of aviation, gavo a brief but graphic outline of the (I'emDnilCJj pirt in the present slrng'glo'. played'by the nircrnft on sea and of the magnificent courage, initiative and alterlnesB of the men Iti this branch of the service. Canada had', he.sald. between 1600 and In the Royal Air Service. ncsr" bunding Tiiraf and long distance lines was some ex- or ,he government.- A couple of years ago he went to Travers where ho open- a merchandising business. His by Al- .v v, X Wsh position In the government tele- the highest ever reported for snm] any month. The tola! of manufac- jaine Wa3 cn. urers was confideraby_below a telephone contractor, jreVIous record but still high a1 p t iy Thero was sor too In the minor classifica- tions, chiefly animals and their pro ducts. The notable Increase in the coun- try's favorable balance for the month was partly due to a contraction in im- which were ol any month sinco February. ,lt the recent contraction stood lor any important economy In Canadian buying ot lux- uries In foreign markets the decline woBld-'bo. encouraging. Possibly economy was some factor. But raoro probably It Is due very largely to the new difficulties ol Canadian manufac- turers In securing raw materials In the Slates.' If that Is ihcJ case sonie. decline In Ihe volume of dcalh will be keenly regretted lunrtreas ol friends in Southern jerta and throughout the whole Y ern country. exports of must looked for..In dye with id- yene effect cn tio (rude tig- TRIBE8MCN ATTACK RUSSIAN OIL WELLS T-ondon, Deo. town of Gros- nyl, In tha Caucasus oil region, accord- Ing to tho despatch to tho Times from has been attacked by n war- like Caucasian -tribe, the Tcbclchen. The Iowa was surrounded and btsicg: ed( after which there was desultory right between Ihn tribesmen' gnrrlspn. The oil wells caught: lire and firo to be bnmed onl completely. Many persons were kilted Pjlrls.-Dec. CleweSceau appeared today tor the se'qoSid tfrne lie- ore the committee- 'of nlng the Caillaux casi' and declared Mint II the former prenifer's; Imnumily was not waived'ihe gojernmftilt would not remain In rKjwer aaotner hour; The commlUeo ilecldwl .to'. 'parlia- mentary immunity, rslne of the ele- ven members voted .while two refused to vole. STEEL DIVIDEND Montreal, Dec. of cent dividend on Siotla steel common for the ol tho ctirrent year wns accoffied as a mat- ter ol course on Ihe stock exchange here Saturd all wil full jest. ay l'l The in leld the last line on Ihe ridge over- ooklng Jerusalem, having posted num- erous machine guns In the the Jewish and-German colonists in the furthest outskirts of tho town. position was charged late on the after-, noon of the 8th. The magnificent feat was crowned with complete success and the Turks were driven out at tha point of tho bayonet, the survivors bolting to either side of the town. Their losses were enormous. the wholo. fighting. around Jerusalem the TurSs showed, a desperate spirit and a greater, tenacity than 'in almost any previous lighting. They stood their jrround to "Dunns the night the Turks wlth-; dre.w to the north and east ol the city and at S o'clock on the morning of the Slh, Ihe mayor and chief of police eaniD out with a flag of truce and sar-. rendered tbo town. Formal Surrender "Acceptance 61 surrender was made formally at nooli without actually en-; I crlng tho, cjty, only pickets being post-' d lo prevent surprises. Meantime; jur troops swept through tho suburbs northward, being subjected to machine ;un lire Ironi the Mount ol Olives and Mount Scorpus. "The ridge of Mount Scorpus, north jf tho city, was stormed .with the bay- onet and the Turks were cleared from ho Mount of Olives. "Dig demonstrations ol Joy. broke lutiwhcn the-general advanced- tako the surrender of the city. Flow-. __ were showered on the troops and ,ho. populace- clapped .Iheir hands to testify to tho Joy of deliverance the hands of tho oppressors.. "Further north the Turks were e.s-' tabllehed In a long series ol trenches wound the'yiliago of Beilikes. Thcsa _ Irenches wcro carried rrith a rush and' the British line advanced beyond the village. Welsh troops advancing from the south pushed -across tho road east.j ol Jerusalem leading to Jericho andj thrust back Turkish reinforcements advancing along this road to succof Jerusalem. In the course of all these operations (hey captured pearly prisoners', in addition to 700 wounded Turks In hospital in Jerusalem. Wonderful Coordination 'The wonderful co-ordination ol all our movements In Itself speaks.much, tor the admirable stnlf work. Of con- dltlons In Jerusalem 1 learn that In Ihe early days ol tho var ind the airar live Turkish attacks again-l the canal, the Turkish losses U pack an! mals exceeded dfft t 'mm gleet, lack ol food and oier work Che people were so famished fronv.hniger that they used lo fight (ot the bodies ol tho animals that died In and about the town. .Then and persecitMbn. Them Off suspected of receive 6H per cent for the rf Ing wllh the allies were either (CONT1NUBD Oti PAOR MX} ;