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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHKKIlXiK. AlJJKKTA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1917 NUMBER 9 LATEST SUMMARY GIVES OPPOSITION ONLY THREE SEATS IN WEST Our Gobdfellows Christmas Fund 1165.25 v.QI 2.00 10.00 5.00 Leader Opposition in Quebec House Asks Quebecers to s Be flattened Canadians SAYS QUEBEC HAD NO ORGANIZATION Quebec, Dec. election re- anHs show the'triumph of Houraasa's Alwady XT. and Mra. C. S. Mr. and Mra. B. C. Crinatoun.. Tbe flowmaa'ehildrea Rutherford Fioreace Tots! .................1189.25 Ckrtotmaa: giving with people bu been considerably eliminated Uls oirinj to. the many patriotic demands and the necessities of the war. But there It demand that we cannot overlook, that u patriotic a demand ae haa ever been made, and that IB the comfort ajid cheer at Christ mastlde of famtllM who are In un fortunate where, .the kiddles lave no of u Santa Clauc, and are often lacking the very necessities of life. The MU- slon undertakes every Christmas to see that theso needy families are given a fdeas anunof those of stated cheer and comfort ud-tha Her- Arthur Sauve, tho leader ol the oppo-.a" "slsts tits work by raising the Tltlon In the Quebec legislative assem- money. W donation, large or mall, lily in .an Interview yesterday after-' noon. federal government did not prepare tlio jirovlnce of Quebec pro- perly to accept conscription. Thera no organisation. Furthermore cer- tain Bngilsh newspapers from the west never stopped insulting and provoking tills province and suggesting Iho con- scription act as n way td reduce and annihilate tlic province of Quebec. In the other provinces tho government succeeded ail the news- papers support. In Quebec It "qulto tho contrary. Why was tiiis? VVas it done with an intention? "A certain English element, Tory and Grit, desired Quebec to he against conscription and the government so ae lo make use of It to Inflame prejudices. Sir Itobert Rorden, "who is not a fan- atic, was unable to prevent ihls un- fortunate situation any more' than Sir Wilfrid hauricr, wh.o could not con- trol his leaders In this province. Tho people wore the purpose of winning the election. "A new trend, of thought is Is gratefully received at. the Herald Office. Help thla worthy fond alone C. 8. Noble Back From State Says U.S. Capita] Will Come Stronger Now "One could hardly In tense interest of the peopled! the Un ited Slates in the Canadian elections, laid C. S. Noble to the Herald oil Wed eary for :lhe-entire country, toiether nesda'y OB- hU 'return from Spokane Vi.lh a more national system of educ.v' "The peppla'of Spokane were as muc- more adequate .interecUd'aB'ira at borne ware. The to citizens of United S'tatoi' el and -as Brllsh subjects, he said.- i forts In tie'war would eithe us-bo-national Csna-' strength fnM or dampened by the ver BrlHsh empire aia ___ whoTietitHled'tb; the liis subjects.. Canada mint preserve to i baTe: Itt rsfleet oii American inves all 111? tratiltloni of the two great rac-: mentii in this obnntry. L Canadian cre- en.'who have labored to dlt la the U ailed States: ta going t develop the country. All' oa.'a more lolld ttiala tluth eve rnenta must he avoided. The.people. Old prejudices the'two coun rnuat'be'taught what are our reeourc- trlM are belag the ilate I es, our mcana and our a manner you would aerer Imagine, as well- as the necessity of mutual re-' and this Is going to Bare BtlmuUUim fipect, of energetic co-operation for the effect on immigration from the States, accoulplishnior.t of bur national asplra- Southern Alberta'will feel the of tlons. If our Canadianlam .wag a gen-. Monday's rardict ID a tangible way as I1IAN FEONI Teuton Attempts Against Al- lies in Italy'Thus Far Mostly Failures TEUTON FORCES ARE TERRIBLY CUT UP Deo. 18. lilan war office today Issued the fol owing statement on military opera Ions: "Veatorday, the Bovonth day of between (he BrenU and the the enemy concentrated his el orta almost exclusively on the Mont Solarolo salient. At 11 o'clock In tho after several hours of raoa violent fire extending from the Col Delia Orao lo Porte SaUdn, col u of Infantry from Iho nortbeai and northwest launched against bt position. "The former, which advanced from the southeastern slope of Monte Spin oncl was caught by our artillery and a lioat affective and concentrated fin rom French batteries. It was forcei to atop and givo up tbe attack before jtUtij? In contact with our line-. "The latter, ol a whol division ot German, troops, precede by assault detachments, mado a dlrec and decided thrust against Sa larolo and tho northern slope at th head of the Calcino valley. Our troop put up a most stubborn resistance an enemy, after a desperate strui beInj badly cut up by our fire and worn out by our counter attaclts, obliged lo suspend action and return to hie own We captured prlioa- ers and some machine gnus, "In tho Col Delia Berettt region a thrust on the part ot enemy infantry was crushed promptly by our lire. On the remainder of the front tha fight- InU actlrlty moderate." ARE OPPOSING CONSCRIPTION Voscotmr, Owe. cable to tbu World from lUtea that the fint rtturaj'of cons c rip majority of WW conscription, vrllh more than a million votes counted. Another million votes remain to be counted, including the soldiers' TOliS. Opposition is Given Only Three ISeats West of Lakes Incomplete f iflLJfM from -the four coniWuen- clei In wwtern Canada whlth In doubt would to indi- cate that Battle Bow River (Alberta) elected the Unionist While Vic- toria (Alberta) Sketna (Brit- ish Columbia) have" elected the op- position candidates. H U not con- sldared probabTe returns still come. In from outlying polls In each of thete will this standing. On this bash, and without soldiers' vote, the In wes- tern Canada, of tha- Ontario boundary It ac follows: Manitoba, one postponed, oov- 13; opposition, 1. Saskatchewan, government, 16; opposition, hone. Alberta, 11; sltlon, 1. British Columbia, government, 12; opposition, 1. Government total, Elections will tike place on Jan- uary 28 next of one member for- thi Yukon, on which date elections will afso take place In Nelson rid- ing, HalKax City, Public Floused .Over Ae Strike of 600 Lethbridge Coal Miners Loss by Subs, Is Decreasing London, Dec. In houce of today David Lloyd Georpe, this prem- ier, that th- margin of losses at eea wai narrowing. sink- Ings by he declared, vyas decreasing, while shlpbulld- Ing was Increasing. Norwegian Losses Copenhaged, The IDES of two small Norwegian amerii Is reported by tho Norwegian foreign olfjee. The Slatdag, ot tons, was'torpfrdoeU wIUi tbe lews-of threa mon. Twelve other niemers of her crew were saved. Too steamer Narron struck a mine, five members of her crew being tilled- ItalEan Losses Rome, Dec. weekly report ol shipping losses shows tbat two Ball- lag reasQli of moro than 600 IQHS and ono of lesa tonnage was tank. Ona damaged by a mJne. Prompt action haa boon taken by now on striae caused a flnrry the board p! trade In the maunf strike ln lhe carnns at LO. 3 and No. S and many anxioiu enquiries wftre made here. A .wire waa dispatched to Pre- Mefiime last night. mier Borden laal nicht [uformlng him over J. His aniwer was that the that them is practically, ni) coal stored j of hit hands, and all In the city for local consumption, and as tbe mines of the district which are still working hare their..output con- tracted for, there: Is! danger of a aerl- ous coal famine unless strike la settled Immediately. The board asked he'premier to take prompt and dras- .Ic steps to aee thif the troubled ael- tled without nosassV Tbe action, ot-lko local military np- reseatatlve of airing tion ,ulne reflpciton of tho two great races, aiany prejuillcea.'many conflicts, many irpuld disappear country; 'iM us cease look- ing for temporary succeia, having la wind our great future.1'' a result of the better relations In trade and every, other way wjlh the people acron Uio border.'1 BANK Edmonton, Dec. Hamilton, Dec.' clearings, London, Opt., Dec. Ings, R3B8.9J3.- CHINESE APPOINTBI Tell Russia They VfiTl Make Proposals to Allies 'Shortly Tetrograd, Dec. to press reports, Russia has been inform- ed by tho central powers that they In tend to make peace proposals to the allies. The report Is' published in' tbe Evening Post, which says the repr. reaentatlvos of the central powers" at the first: preliminary peace conference with the held yesterday, an- 'nounced -that their governments In- tended'on principle to-put the ques- tribunal In connec- of the exempted depended on .whit action t-ha District Officer Commanding decided'to take. Unflar act, men esempted tor tome neceiuary occupation are liable to report for. service wlthlA three dayi alter, they Qiilt euch occupation. indications' on Thursday afternoon were US at: the-par ties woold get to- gether aome dmd during, the day and an ajui6ui.Coaieat on the situation may be nzpected Friday morning. (Coattaued on Pace 9 i Tnls week..........I Same.wek last year Dec. learned here that tie porchaalag Utlves of tlie trlfcd governments haye arranged to all the sur- pluj'flour and oatnwal manufactur- ed by. the mills of 'Canada, and that already' every mill til the Db- mlnion is, worklac to capacity and; will continue to' do so until tie 'war ii over. PeWn, Dec. Chi Jnl, tons-'lion of peace before all the .powers An Atlantic, Port, Dec. the actual beginning of production of standardized ton steel cargo (hip feet deep, and tneu alive Is the experi- ence of four mmera employed Sitting Bull property, near Invermere, N. T., Deo. Ben Portuguese On West-Great Work in Dec. troope tacked with bombs and machine tun nenr Juvenile, north of Arras, At night the station at Imilers night repulsed an attempted German and tb.e stations .at Menln word. Zion Mosslnson, formerly of the Sy- a ipeclal despatch to .the Montreal, Dec. clergyman gave a certificate In one'of the against military gerrlcs which came b'efore superior court yesterday that an ap- plicant from Verona from Verrmh the "sole support of Mi mother and an invalid sister." i The evidence showed ttat the; ap- plicant is "the main ..rapport" and that he had a married brother, who, according to tbe.law In it liable contribute to the mother's malntencnce Tha judge saM he had no doubt the clergyman had' Itsued the certificate in good faltn, la pointed out that, under the law, any person' who gives such wrong Infor mation as contained j in the" clergy man'a. letter is liable to iraprieoqinent Representatives of Bolshevik! and of Powers Are Meeting THE UKRAINIANS ARE OPPOSING BOLSHEVIKI Londra, Dec. negotli- Ions betweea Rusla and the central are assuming an aspect of a eallty. Dr. Von Kueltmann, tbe German orefgn socrelarr, and Count Czemin, he Austro-Huneylan foreign minis- are both said to be on their way Brest-LltoTsk, being accompanied advisory suites from Tarloua ernmenl uejiartmeuU. H Is also Indic- ated from Berlin that tha main Com- mittee of the .rolch'stag will be sum- moned to 'meet In special session connection with these negotiations and some German newspapers Inter- net this as showing that the will, ot, he people's repreaftntatlves Is. about .0 assert Itself. Anotjaer result' of tha armistice. that Ensign Krylenko, the BolsheVm commander in 'chief, has been able to move from tho northern 'rout agalnet Gen. Kaledines, who Is be gaining new successes There Is no direct confirmation of tho 'eport that Former Premier Is In the vicinity of Petrograd with an array. Meanwhile the adminis- tration Is adopting drastic- methods against their opponents, 'including the reinstatement of the. death penaJty. A Tammerfors, Fin- land eajE that the 'Russian trijpj arc preparing to evacuate their transportation already having .been arranged. Petngrhd; Dec. .Cps- oppcsitig the JiavR or- cupled.Tcheliablnsk, a junction on tho trans-Siberian railroad according.to a report recejved by the Don. governmept Wo weeks ago'reported 'that TchellabJtisk was being beselgcd by troops umler, i DuWff, helman of the Ural CoS- Bicka. and fcne of'the leaders of'Uie counter .revolution. The .town Is 360 miles northeast of Oionburg and miles west of the Siberian border. Tho trans-Siberian Railroad is joined north by a railroad line nmnfng'througK Perm and EkateriiT- burg. After.'' the 'p! unce they were In the snow" but managed lo the surface alter several hours of unceas- hemmed in on all v Ol more beforehe he declared. "The rerolu Uon baa'nude their altntlon more wretchod.1 Artillery wai'actlvi the Tpres sector. The statement foOowi: u'rged' hetreri to In ESSTOASK London, medical boards when assessing the. physical condition of C'Madlan aoldlerfl abonl to'be InralMen or hecome pensioners, Kare been maklhfc Inqiilrlen about the actoar camlncs of This iMs-.oftlclally announced, Is coolrary to' present policy. In no rate .to be questioned u to the amount of. therr Darnings. who have recently paused the cou'riw with ill junction at the Can- adian School of Musketry, Shorndiffe, Inclode! !Uent. 1. H.-BamM, Manltotu; Lieut. A. O. Kltchon, British Columbia and R..S. O'Meara, central Oaatrlo. MIsVlON TO THE U, S. An Atlantic Port, Dec. Ser Man diplomatic Mission to the United Statei aiririH here today on a French It ta leaded by Dr. R M Ves- nttch, who narmentnt Serbia at the Mer-allM conference Parts. Its kMhRte a noraber of Sertrian army The mission to direct to Wmklotioa. "A raid attempted 'hy thfl enemy ist night loutheajt at Layertfc Wat repalaed by PortogMM troops, Bx- cept for hostne artttleTy activityiln neighborhood of PMschendaele, is nothing to German Statement Berlin, Dec. tnrt of the official rtatement iismd by the Ocoun Ytir'ofTice today says: "Weeteni The Jrtillery Mi- ll ylty wa> modonM virln'f to the slurm and blizcard.'In'Glanders and west of G'ambrai WM a slight) Incretao In the flrlsf Vrnrd era inf. d-fartnwntj aiomg the ines wcro brought down in our lihea- and others were driyen down out of control. One of.onr machines is On French Front, Paris, Dec. official state- ment Isincd today by the French wsr office saye: "'There was moderate artillery acttfHy. along the front last night. There were no infantry act- ions" t ttocd Work In Air. London, Doc: actlTitiea hy the British air serrlce aro reported l> the onty of tiie Jrwlsh problora. solution MMMJRC helifcla overhead came dangling down from, a rescae party. The men. had had nothing to i eat and .were suffering from cold. .Three of the miners were alao seriously Injured In their slide down the mountain and fall Into the chum and-'were stretch- ers, after haying been ralse'd'to the top. of. the. mountain, brink..' Some two In f ftIclal statement tonlgtt aa fpj- mart score tetafram which passed be Iwoa Coant Von Luibarn, German rk WM done In the air on mlnlftet to Arientiu, and tho Qer- Australian plloia. Two man" forelgn'offlce .be made pub Monday _____ ______ __ .of them attacked by many hostile lie May by the department by "len. west of Thann, British and of the machines In our IWes and d'spersed the remainder. On at DMutt Aim. potart of Comt Von Lmburgs sink u mw louiMiuun. uoBBIV in Tva aniK "Eaitoni .la noth-.TnirvU5, nllM ltnHt4 wltboirt traces" telegram by Secretary Ing new to report. flying to tha northern part Laatltig waa what cMaed a rapture 'of Macedonian, froati. TheMwa, ft; wnere a great deal of pocto- diplomatic nkttaM between Hit at tlittM .ujte and graphic work none. the (tea between the Varaor and Dotraa ttj bombs were dropped M Ike .A____________________________ Air railway lUlkmi, sldlnfs aad OM..V trenches and many rounds statement on aerhU from the air Into trenched and hy the Brlt'sh reads1 1 'Ik-nvy Monday otrMn "Fighting In the air on this part waa IntenM all day and resulted greatly hi tnow aretmttd nytaf OB onr Seven hostile nuchinea of the northern froM. this (wetor a certain satoflnt ot work done by owr Moahi wn-e drop- pe4 m ao. arrdmme von Cow trai were brought down by our alrplines BM polh fo from, 1 Blak, and ere was'shot fn lines by W. aircraft fire and another by the W it fcrrer (Ire of OBT Infantry ffcree otkon 4 lie. drlfeii down oat of jkt of our owchtea are BfyEGEIO for twelve monthi, hard labor. with or without 10 OK IN U. New York Dec are ap- prosjmateiy drug' in New York City and of'them are persons of high R Sands, chief of the dirlsloii of the department ot Internal rename, declared today before the, Wnltaey Legislative TM mcnt that In recent the nmn ber of drug victims hail decreaMd fifty per cent made by Jaitlce Cor 'nfllut Collins before the' committee was refuted, (eiHtled Won't Support Them Petro'grad, Dec. Radai tho__ governing body of the has sent a negative sniwer vp'the ultimat- um of the' council of people's' com- mfsaarles, the Bolsherlki i The TJkranian Italia and the Bol- aherfM government In.Petrograd.hays f been at odds since the success_ful Perr oratlpn of tho- Maximalists early "In November. The ultimatum referred to probably IB the demand made by.the HolihoTihl that the Rada troops to, go through the Ukraine to' aid in porting down'the'Kaledines revolt- A Petrograd'despatch datedlast Fri- day said [he Bolshevikl units'at Kiev. __ the capital, of the .U Vrajnc, _had been Jbarrr.ed by tho-Ukrainians'and sent tc their homes. Bolshevik! troops, cording to a. despatch recetTCd In London on December 17, attacked an arsenal in Odessa'where the Ukrain- ian Rada was assembled. Ukrainian were summoned and after street'fighting: thevMaximalists vera defeated. The same despatch report- ed'that a majority of .the aailori'of the Black Sea fleet had cnae over to i the T The Ukraine, which.meona a, from-, ier, IB part ot the old Kingdom ot Pot- tnd. It Is made up of parts ot: the.' Oefcirra, Dec. __. _________ _. knoird as horo at IJege for his .de of" that clt'y "at the lime the man demnltles, but pointed out that definition or nation) waa i able. The represcnfatlTM of the centraJ Bowem Informed 4 were ready to discuss peace prelimin- aries bnt deslrccTip know tho retuli of Kussla's efforts the alHiM to join in the negotiation i before j ing whh them. They said thla point of vleV night changed, howtrer, and that mlghf. be willing cuss Russia alone were ot the opinion that tm> Russian armistice thil other fronts. The first demoted, merely to a mt world participation In ffgoUtOatflKf] CncouraoXnt KaMlnoe "etrograd, Dec Boliheriltt newspapers are cnmpiatnlny that presence ok the allied military fe the Ukraine h encoiraglaf 1 Gen Kaledlnes, leader of the i rerolvtlon against the gorenunent this plah( on behatf of the ItiTJ mission nt whkk he ,U ItttA Cot JfifM aiya tlwt aS ottlcon m ta ;