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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LK'I IIBHIWiK. ALBKUTA. KW1UY, DKCKMliEK 21, 1917 XUMBEU 10 STRIKING MINERS WILL BE DRASTICALLY DEALT WITH Document in Petrograd Is Said to ReveaU Secret Agreement j WERE TO KEEP OUT ALL OTHER POWERS Treaty Was To Keep Domina tion ot China Between Themselves Pelrograd, Dec. Under lhe head Ing "secret trealy between Japan anf Russia for Joint armed demonstrate against America and Crest Brllaln li the far Iho livestii publlshei what It says Is (he-text of Lire secre treaty drawn up last year provldln for. Joint action by" Ituasla and Japa to prevent any Ihlrd country from achieving political dominance In Chi- na. The Irealy. daled July 3, 1916. runs for live years, automatically ex- tending itself unlll, B. year after one parly expresses lhe desire to annul It. U Is stgncd-by-Sergliis Satohoff, then Itusslan foreign minister, and Viscount foreign minister. Tlie treaty stipulates that tho agree- ment shall remain 'a deep secret for all eicsn't the conlractlng parties. It opens wllh the statement that It is de- signed to supplement and strengthen tlit secret trca'lics ot 1907, 1010 and 1912. Article contracting parties recognize lhat Lhe Interests.of either demand tho.defence of China from polllical d.omlnAllon by pow- i er cherishing hostile In- tentions toward Russia.and end Ihe'risfqre widerUke, whenever clrcnm- slahces ne'eessllato to enter into open order conJolntiTlo ta'ke the necessary prevent the advent In China of siich a "elate, of- artkles are lows: "Article the event of'a New Device To Battle With Subs Toronto, Dee. Mall and Empire cable from London sayi: "There ii hijh authority for th. tUteinent (hit a acheme of war- fire agalnrt U-boata will shortly be'ln operation, eniurlng their de- atrucLian il a more rapid pace than Germany'! poMible maximum output. Thli tcheme do" not seem- ingly Indicate any new discovery but ntlicr l combination of de- wme already In UM, wilh Increasingly diatructlve results which will perfected anl com- pleted ahortly." Will Quebec Secede Quebec, Dec. willingness of Quebec to retire from the confederation of Canadian Provinces is expressed in a'motion introduced in the legislative, assembly today by J. N. Francoeur, deputy for Lotbiniere. The motion will be debated on January 8. Russian Officers in France Have Offered Their Ser- vices to America OFFER IS PRESENTED 'TO WASHINGTON Officers Include Some of Best In the Army, and Many of Them Aviators With the American Army In France, Dec. Ihe AssoJialed The officers of Ihe Russian array la France llave volunteered as a body to I slve llielr eerrlces la Ihe Drilled Stales. The officers lire desirous cl conllnu. ilhng the battle against the Germans, notwithstanding the Itusao-German peace ncgoliAlons, The ranking Russian officer, who 'made the request lhat he and his sub ordlnales be taken Into Ihe American Sydney, Australia, Dec. guaranteed to vouch (or ever; Ihe soldier vole oh the varldus fronts, grades are Includ which hai not ret. beta counted, oil- ed in, lhe- reqviesl [rom second llouitu Th'c mollon Introduced by Mr. Fran- cour Is as follows: "That this house Is of the opinion Uial Ibc province of ueuuc disposed to accept Lxpect the Strikers Return to Work Soon People' of Australia Turn Down When They Havt Chance to Vote On It. lets Lhe vote In-Australia, the govern menl'E conscription scheme has been defeated In a referendum by a major- ity ot -This is believed to-be hardly'iHkely, however, on ac- count of the heavy vole, agilnst con- scription in N'ew Eouln Wales, which. proposal. Those favorable .to con- acrlplion were Burprlsed by the re- sult In which reversed but year's favorable vote by giving a majority- aajalpat. conieripLIon London, Dec. ii.-rHBy Renter's Ol- act up. There also have been suggestions that might be possible lo form for the Russians an similar to lhe French foreign legion or the La fayette Flying Sciuadron. Thero general feeling that Iho.action of thi The correspondenls who were aulh orized to mnke the announcement un that the mailer Is under con that the offer edly has referred lo Washing Ion: It Is considered not unlikely the many of the couuiry mar follow the lead of.thel In. recent meeting In The laws of the- Unllei iii-u. ui if I onicers. ine-iaws 01 me uuiieu I States prohibit the incorporation lot I the army of any hut American clti at believed, would- make Ihe msn of'Anttraiia do their duty. Wreck on U. S. of Victims b Still Climbing In April of last year yfjve conlhv gents ot Russian troops were landed at Marseilles, a tier u land and sea Journey of approx'rnalely miles from Moscow lo Port Dalny, Man- by rail and thence by water. The number of men In these conlln- .-.j. Rents was estimated at something like Ky., Dee. allhough no official figures death toll known: lasl night -when, were glv6n a Cham- Louisville and Nashville passenger. Tas O7cr by lhe Russian Lraitt.numbnr 7, from Cincinnati when the Ilusso German New Orleans, crashed Into the j negotiations were begin the end of a Loolevllle, Bardston and Germana lhat the Hnssians consequence thai any measures under laVen by mutual consent by Ilutsia and Japan on the basis of'the preceding article, ony Ihlrd power, as foreaeen by article. 1, should declare war against Russia or Japan, lhe other contracting party shall, on the flrsL demand of lla ally, come '.o Its aid. Bach conlracl- Ing'parly binds Itself not to make peace with [be common enoiny without ob- taining agreement of ils ally. "Arllcle III. The conditions which parly shall give armed assist- ance and the remains by whlcViuch V assistance- shall be expressed, suall bo fixed by Lhe rcspecllve authorities of lhe contract from tho parties. .'Article must especially bn kept In mind that neither parly shall consider Itself obligated In accordance wllh article II to give its ally armed assistance unless H receives guaran- tees from In ally to the effect lhat they will glveylt assistance to lhe extent nccesltalert by Iho seriousness ot the possible U. S. Haa No Knowledge DGC. ot- flcfals said today they had no know- ledge of the so called secret treaty Russia.and Japan menLioned in. tho Petrograd dispatches, but they _.__________ considered that lo describe as con- vllle and Nashville, at thirty-eight, tcmplatlng "Jblnl armed nemonslra- -Revision at Ihla figure carised by ad- tion against- America' and Great Brit- J dltlonal Aeatbs_ from among- those ain in the Far Bast' was not homo ladly Injured Increased -the out by the tell of Iho published ar- ticles.. 'There a possibility lhat the treaty referred lo the cpeclal con-____________ _. rerithm concluded between Russia and j local train had pulled out from the Japan at abont the same lime as the i station here. It had gone only a short Wcalled secret treaty. It was gen- distance, when the other train came erally assnmed here Ihnl the treaty inlo trafelUng at a high rate of some secret provisions, bnt] speed. Before It' hailed1 It Its purpose was described ns being crashed Into the alower moving aafeguard .the. rights of Japan and' (ralft ahead and made kindling wood Russia In Ihe Far reconcile ot thk two woodei pMienger coaches all outstanding Issues between them it and generally lo follow the lines of the Anglo-Japanese alliance. At (be lime. It was supposed that the secret articles provided for tho sate ___ hy Russia ti> Japan of all the Man- heavy steel coached U pulled were un- churlan railroads south of Harb'n, Iho Injured with the exception ol one ens. the rupture of tho federation pact ol 1SC7 If. In Hie' opinion of the oilier Sirovltices that thn said province Is an obstacle to lhe and the progress and development oC Canada." Already acknowledged II. Ganlacr A friend Miners ofFoderal DtsLrict No. 1 who slnick yesterdiy, ure expect- ed Lo go bact to work on Satur- day morning. It seems to be quite generally accepted lhat the Oalt -miners-wlil return to work by 'Monday at the LalisL. That Is'the latest strike news] There la notli- irig to indicate thpt the strlXe will last long. union Is not. asking, for -interiialjouil support, neither ire they asklue COT strike dues. Whether the local union has been successful as yet In forc- ing (be non-uiuon miners to elfc up the Hcralarhai bien unable to the beginning to clear considerably today. .Commissioner Armstrong has made the sljitenent from Vancou- lo Information giv- en the Herald, {bat the strike waa practically aettled. FORECASTED IT .the men take a dltter- enl course shorta' ud go back: to work peaceably'dras'tJc action will bo taken. Thatwas the hint ot the labor deptrtlMt oriiclO, Three conferences were neld with the artaer rather expected or the other of them voluntarily will come forward with a statement In that line.. Carefal reading of lhe four pub- lished articles Inclined officials lo Lhe opinion, that lhe general purposo of the convention Is somewhal In Ifpe wllh tho existing British-Japanese treaty teaching far Kastern Interests antl that It via designed .to protect China from exploitation br any third foner and was not expressly directed America or Great Brllaln. face car and Ihe train was able lo iroceed when a locemotfve had secured from Lonlsvllle and the wreckage ot the trafn cleared from he right, o! Blame for the disaster teems to hinge upon whether Ike (aa't train bed been given a block'oV not. ARTILLERY ACTIVITY. bee. gftlllery rfghllng on the Verdun front, cast rof the Meuae fn reported by Iho war of flee. The. active atao fttila m tke tot ot over Ihe men and giving them lhe necessary (raining at the OUT street arracks. WCONOTIS ;i Toronto, Mi, momlna. M (Mo utM to tha col- on under MHrtarv act will havt nnhrU.IM mtkM fram tne fmfnrtwM ttxm whan and will ripirl to On- Urlo itaM'UMl tha t> M hi AUSTRALIAN WOOL REACHES "BOSTON. liass., Dec. cargo ot Australian wool, val- ff .ued at reached this v port yesterday. It is the first lot to be released by the Brit- ish- 'government since last spring. The cargo consisted ot bales.pi high grade wools 'nearly poundB. Atlanla; Ga., Dec. o, audience of thoas- of men and women al the Taber- last night, Bllly-flundny, when the close of his revival here, fast and furious' Elst fight with a- German sympatliizer on the plalfoim: .Wnlle. ihu ol .blows-, were about had de- the better of the argument be- for-the- crowd near the nlalform sep- arated lhe conlestanta. The. attack came just.after the evan had-bfgun vigorous attack on he Germans and their allies In this iar. 'lie. had Just said that, he "dldn'i :hluk God wuuld be on tho side of a dirty bunch lhat woald stand aside and see a Turk outrage a woman." '.Al IniB poinl lliere came cries of out" and "slop him" and the man pushed past Sunday workers who weri'lrylng lo keep Mf'the plat- 'orm find advanced threateningly on .he 'eyangelist. Turning to see the cause of the In- femptlon, Sunday crpuched, like prlieflihtcr, and looking tike a ring launched1 an atUck on the In- Billy led for Ihe faco and the stranger, who outweighed Billy' fifty-pounds at leasl, A glinc- Ing-blois on Lhe face. Then Hilly "countered with heavy wallops to the cLest, and the crowd wau' .on the platform and. lore tho fighters apart. TOLIBERALFRENCll Paris, Dec. new Ameri- can department in the French gov- ernment, of which Jules Cambon, formerly French to the United Stales, will be Ih; dir- ector, haa been formed to assist Premier .Clemenceau Ip .giving direct attention to the requiiT- rnerila-jf Arncrleairi expedition-. _ ary force a'nd td'any Amer-- activttiei In France; Although M- Cairfbon Ii not a member of the cabinet, hie.func- tions will be as important aa If he were a member of the ministry. He will'represent the premier In all dealings with the hlgheii Am- erican representatives. BolsheviXI Victory London, Dec. Dolshevlkl lorco omraandcil by released German sm4 ustrlan officer prisoners haa defeat- d the antl-Bolshevlki at Tashkent, apltal ot Husslan Turkestan, acraril- lo a Pctrosrad dcapatcli to tbe loming Post. Tho ocspatch alao ays that It Is believed that a force of. elcased enemy prisoners equivalent o tivo army corps commanded by heir own olflcers Is now within Jtrii.- og dULauce ot Petrograd. Secret Treaty London, Dec. Pravda, lolshcvikl organ, according to a Pe- rograd despatch to the Times, prints he lest of a secret treaty between tusaia anil Japan, signed in July, 1316, agreeing to co-operate against.. ;he Intcrferenoo of any third- pownr .n Iho affairs of China., Rumanians Join London, Dec. Rumanians on tlie soulhweslem front have joined, ihe Ukranlans anil Lieut. Cen D. .O. St. Gherhetcheff, .commarirtcr ol Iho. Russian forces In Rumania has been appointed c'jmmaniler-ln-chiel.of to Citlien, French rtp- raaentation Tn the cabinet when provided for, will two Un- io'nlats .and two' Liberals, the ap- .not to be made, how- ever, until after the vote has been counted' and the final rc- ault of the erection known. The Citizen quotes Hon. A. K. who has Arrived from statin; that the final result In that provincfc will be twelve to four in favor of the gov- emmenl.' BORDENHS 1SWLEAD Edmtntc-ri, Dtc. thlrty.four polfs atlll to hear froiri In the Edmonton canttrV- the majgrity OrMach, Unkmlrt, vrtr. Hvn. Frank Oliver, Literal, ra- riiKKrf th. ra1< af Llt- traf.gjln hi Mr. Ol'yar will oirryvthi- rldiof ijpfc- not 7t vvnav-MVI McLtllan, tvtiire tent wpftir. of MM Vklorta, B. C., Dec. Premier BreirsLer haa received a leleajam from Hobert Borden Lhanklng ahn for the rtpport he gave lOVrrtnoCTl dirlnn the campa'fi jnd eiatessliig kli pleasure that so many Iodine UMrnle throughout Ihn DonlnKm had cognlrr before to tnt that a grilled Canada mhrxl Uifow Iti fell (one Into the trekt arebleiD. of winning the war. WKATin ISpKlal lo tbe lleratil) Calgary, Dtc. Halli- of Hanna, unlohht candidate In Sow River, {a still leading .to- day with a of 216 In 111 anlla, with M polt. it III to hear from. It hi confidently expected thai Mr Halllday'a elccllon will atfture'f And hli majority even IrKrtaaed when the final reault hi "Known. graph Com'pBrry. The Bolshevlki and TJkronian.troops.' are reported to be advancing on eac.h other, three versta apart: A i'elroBrad dispatch lo the Daily. News.'says lhat Ihe staff of the Rus- sian army on Yhe Rumanian front has Joined tho Ukranlans. which reporl'.Is 7 declared to be moro than .hat the Rumanians have taken action. Tho Daily News report con-- 'Irms the appointment of Gen. St CherhaLcheff as the Ukranlan com-- mander. AIMed With Coaaacks. Pelrograd, Dec. civil war situation ia tbe south it, growing steaxJ- lly more complicnled. The have concluded treaty of alliance wilh His Don Cossacks to which the Terek and Kukan Cossacks have, also declined lo ndhere, but the Bolshevik! in the south refuse to recognize Uk- ralne. Conscnuently Is order- ed to begin at Kiev, and already' there has been considerable bloodshed at Odessa. The Black Sea Heat 'ta apparently in a stale of bewilderment, not knowing whether io take orders from the I'cirograd government, Kiev or tho Tlgranlan Rada. Numbers of small warships proceeding up Ihe Don recently to help tho DolshoviW tit Itpstov ..are, ncrw- stalcd to hnvc wlltiditwn. leaving the town In the hands of lhe Cossacks.'A lo this' nrca, prisoners cwtMed'onI Cossack arrny Is reported to be ad- our front, declare lhal tho. enemy IB -vanclng on Voroncsh, 300 apprehensive of an offensive by us. Outside ot mllllary the, Canadian units nrci- conccnlrallng tholr attention upon the Christinas festivities. The ClirlstmaS mail, is pouring In from Cauada and Bnglnnd! Tlic Canadian poslal stall In the field has been Increased by'thirty per cent. to meet the rush: It Is contlienlly oipcrleil lhal by Christmas all Iho Christmas maU.'wIII hare been de- Lhnnks both (o lhe efficiency of.Iho poslal service and 16 Iho acllon of Iho Canadian authorities In closing Iho Chrlsimns mails at home on Nov- ember 10. I.leut. .Cen. Sir Arlhur Currju has endorsed tho establishment of'a Held I university by the Canadian division as 'an Initial step In the. educational movement, which, it successful, Is to .....ill services. res Inlllnlerl Canadian Headquarters In France. .Dec. tbe i trait Ii quiet lhat nuielness is .'only 'comparative. ]The morale ol the erfcmy troops, on I the whole. Is good at present. Their altitude during the past fortnight has iccn aggressive..-though general In- dications si 111 pouit lo a continuation of a defensive policy on ilhelr part. Indeed, while Germany, ir, iindonbteilly conccntralln2 nddltional forceg In Lha weslern Ihealre arid Is reported lo have brought now iroops from Russia Rostov and 300 miles south of cow. I Leave For Brest London, Dec. Hlcliartl Vim.. Kuehlmarm, tho German foreign tary with an Inlporlant staff ol ptfV clals, left for Brest Lllovsk, nmld sccnca of cnlhuslaan, Iho crowd singing the national anthem' and raising shouts of u strong peace." v. U Is said III lit the peace negotlatlou would uo under tbe presidency at Ibrahim llakkl the Turkish embrnco all ranks In This movemcnl, which by the chaplain of Lhe, services nt the Y. M. C. A., hns lhe sympathetic support of aU the Canadian divisions, which look to Lhe establishment of a ommon Canadian active service unl- rcrslty. ONLY IN London, Dec. Americans In haftlbeen placed .nndcr lhe of the Cjerrnan government. There Is no' however, aroperly or to Infringe oiKlhe personal rlfhts of the property holders. LEADER DEAD. ;Tofk, Zl.-rDarW Ber- vroctiu, fodndfr of ;he Jewlah Social Party of Roasfa, ainl hMden of Ihe ratemUoul GOESIOHlGH Toronto, Dec. lie hofw of obfiln'nn a ruling which may be ap- piled wllh regard 14 the applications of all bank clerks tor freedom 'from service, Lieut. Col.' R. H. Oreer left (or Ottawa yeslerdly (o liXe up Ihe with Mr. Duff, The etatus of machlnht-i'wlll aJto coiae up tor tvBaUenUov anil dean of the Derlln natic corps. The TJulgirlan dolefateaj ncluilc Minister of Justice Popott ail M. Kosscf, chief of Lhe foreign While lhe peace delegates are sembllng. tho activity at Petrtgrad 'nf a, number of Gertnan and Aualrian m- fleers apparenlly Is causing heirtbarn- Ings. Circulars have been aprekd al- leging lhat -ho Cornell of Soldiers.' nt workmen's delegates Is In negotiations with the otllcera. The Fravdi, the Boi shevlki organ, v prints an unfjaalrflsil denial and makes a counter against lite conatllullonal claiming' lhat Ihey aro'trylng to. ni dcrmlno TroLzky and I-enlne.'- Tho Pravda furlnWr appealjvto workmen !o .lefear (lie attempt 'constitutional democrats. to place Has- sla under control of German Imperial Ism. The Bolshcvlkl also accost, tM constltntlonal deaiocratj as ris- aponslhle for tho looting' of. vine rfrused In grad, and claim Ihe possession of 4ojJ umentary evident en to hubllsh later. "I London, Dec. ot i nenta pobli lie aecnH diplomatic 'docgmenta pobltohH k] the at hi Brad tke Ma ;