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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. MAIL EDITION l.l.'l llllltlDv.K. rtl.UKKTA MONDAY, DECKMBEH 1017 NTMHEK12' TTbe Derail Bjtenbs TCbe Season's Greetings fto BU 3ts "Keabers Orders Forces to Stop Construction of Defences On the Firing Lire 'ATTEMPT .SETTLEMENT 'WITH THE UKRAINIANS Our Goodfellows Christmas Fund Already acknowledged....... J225.25 'WITH THE UKRAINIANS 3.oo 1 Dr. Taylor............... 5.00 Telrosrad, Dec. 22.-The commis- FortiM 1.00 of ways and communications has sent 'etegraphlc Instructions to C. E., liarona................ 1.00 the rallwayaien's committees to lake NolHe, Gwcn and Marie, Bur control of the railroads in their own dett.................. l.CC nds. The communication ot the com- Benefactor.............. 25.00 5.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 10.00 Issloner declares that all hlBh posts J. VI. Bawden and family u'ch as managers and heads of depart- Helen, Joan and Dorothy .'enls, have been abolished. j A The commissioner of military ui-'-A. K. Ifalrs has ordered the Immediate ces- Constance Leicester ('sation of .the erection of defensive Oeo. Porter works, buildings, etc., on tho Russian 'Sons of England........... front on which military engineers and Ite field construction department and Total.....; Similar branches ot the army have Iwen engaged. Tho local workmen are. I to be off and Bent to their homes. Technical staffs are to be disbanded nnd the unlinisbcd defensive works are to be left ill their present state, llultdlngs that have been completed. _ nnd Burrdus materials are to be bandei over'to' the local workmen's and sold- ier's delegates. Coming Up Behind Pelrosrad, Dec. 23. A Caucasian nrmy of men is advancing on the rear of the troops of Gen. Kale- Cossack-leader, according 1i> an announcement made by the, Bol- tihevlki press bureau. _ Trying to Settle It Berne, Dec. Public opinion i France, may. be; assured regarding th Londptl, Dec., A'ntonoff, 'ills' dtff'tcultle'S' between It government. yesterday. "My sincere personal sal "Is that we need'not hai fear of such an atlem Germany others -things1 to do o the western front than to get th Swiss army on her back; and from th d'ej: patches roporj that be- ing made by the Bolshevilcl commis- saries to negotiate with the TJkral which have arisen and it is also n Dd; that tho authorities of the new! Ukrainian government are ready to] -jiccept proposals looking tovfard lieacetul Belliement. Ocaciirrently-with these statements occurred numerous reports of further. military activities on 'the part ol'r Ukrainians and Cossacks and of the sending of more Bolshevikl troopa southward to oppose, the Ukrainians. .There arc disconnected rumors of further fighting, but'apparently thcio have heen no, hostilities on a large pcaia or of such a nature as to Indicate i the Important developments. j Many newE despatches frnpj Fitro-'' grad snoak of the supposed impending nrrival of the Germans there which li announcement by ..layor Church, a to be the topic of dts; ihe Toronto, jW to a inouncement by Mayor Church, a other line of the rail- way Interests 13 on the market. The mayor told a meeting of ratepayers Many of these atorlea centre aroand here Saturday that Sir William Mac- jhe reported concentration near the keniie'ana his associates submitted an Capital of a large force'of released offer for the acquisition by the city of German war prisoners to whom amis the franchise rights of the Mefropoll fcusslon In the city TV seems to have a d but every ol different version. {We being handed over according to of the reports. Referring'to these rumors, tbe Petro- riA correspondent of the Post says .hat r.niiuestlonaWy thousands of tan Radial railway within Toronto city" limits, ami-thai the price neighborhood of is In, the Tho may or further flatod a special meet- ing of the board of control had been war prisoners aro Hocking to- called and that no time would be lost El'vardE Petrograd from all parts of Kits- referring tho whole mutter to the a'sla, but he bellevM that at present a Ontario railway board and failing sat- inoro Important phase of the situation fsfactorydeciaion there, to the appel- la tho active and thorough manner In late court at Osjoode Hall for final which the Germans have been pnshing I Battlement. The portion of the Melro- trade witli Hnsula the frontier poliUn thus offered for sale IB In a ,ened. Ho reports they aro making part of the clljr annexed ilnce the road ttne most of a commercial opportanity as the world has never seen be- rfore, irtasmuch as Kusaian industries are nearly dead and the Germans oav teurco may be by March- rill Arrest Defaulters Now of polio ovtr the Domin- ion havo rtoerytd circular letttrt the of juttlce to arrest alf rrwn that the mllltiry Mrylce act who are urv U i frnm ttn HttfflMttr for rrport for terv'cs or jrn ailewanee for ex- .Fa lure to have the re- ceipt In poetmion tuffic- tent grounds for biuircerirtlon, ae all mm are nltid to their if by tlea, NEARLY two centuries ago, when a new incainatioji of Love and Peace was bom into the world.- there wasjio room for Him at the Inn. are wont to gibe at those who knew him not, To-day, when thfrbirihday of the Christ Spirit breaks; thf re Him -alt "the lan-of His chsicepHhe JKJarts of mtn. Gut of the Far East, to which we laboriously carry Christian messages, long ago came the word: Never- yet did hatted conquer hatred; Always 'tis by love that hatred dies. And still we hate, forgetting that at the very heart of life lies (he-truth that hatred, even hatred of evil, yields only'weakness, slilj more hatred, dejtruf- livc forces of every kind, while love has proved again an'd again its constructive power to build up in its own image. No Hymn of Hate is born in the rhiads of those who battle for a great ideal. Their minds are top full of the beauty of the things -for which they 'die. To war if need be against evil, but wjth no hatred in the heart, is to prove that we'fight for ihc.' not merely to enforce our will; to add poise and humility to victory and permanence to its to negate the cankering, resentful bitterness that is the dangerous aftermath of defeat "A calm, sane horror of and a clear- eyed .recognition of the sad necessity for force in1' exceptional crises, when the right is imperilled, may be sii tiven clean of all hate. The insight to see this and the drength to do it are the price of lasting peace. D "What gift of the spirit can we offer to God and man on ChrfitnWs morning? What great debt does every mother-heart owe to mankind? and bring forth love in trie very presence of hatred and horror. Onlv can truly and for all time restore the Child of Peace to the empty amii and aching heart of sorrowing world. A. L. P. WILL NOT PUBLISH. v The HtralJ will not publish tomorrow, Christmas Day. War news will be bulletined. U. S. War Chief Points Out Necessity for Still Great- er Effort ECUIE HIM Paris, Dtc. Dubai) yesterday signed the order for the prosecution of Deputies Caillaux and Louatalot and M. It Is alleged that, Comby was pres- ent at the lunch at which former Premier Caillaux met CavalHni and is said to have accompanied Loustalot to Switzerland, where he saw tht former Khedive of Egypt. Maitre Demange, who defended Hennes, has been chos- en by M. Caillaux as his counstl. REVIEWS SITUATION ON ALL THE Rome, Dec. thai ''a new German peace i-s at hand is 'supported by apparently re I iable I nformaflon Wh ich; hat reached high "quarters, sairt that on Chrjftmas Day peror Wiiliam willlssue a ation containing peace proposals but whether explicit conditions of peace may be expected or merely another manoeuvre intended 'to throw on the allies responsibility for continuance of the war, can- not be ascertained. _ A1 Announcement was, made at the medical board headquarters In Ilie posloff.c? today, that applicants will come under the second class mili- tary draft may now be examined it Lliey are desirous of learning their phy- sical condition under the military service act. examinations ore vol- untary as Class Z has not been called and Js simply for Ihe purpose of sav- ing lime for men who would perhaps find It Inconvenient later to report with the crowds. Such men examined now win not be required to have an examination at ft later date. The board will not sit Cbr'straas Day but v-'ill open again Wednesday. Washington, Dee. peace projmgautla, viewed a forerunner to an offensive In the west unless a man made peace la accepted liy the allies and the United States, should I not for a moment induce us to slacken. l our preparations for Tvar, says Secre- tary of War Halter fn his weekly re- view of the military situation. The review points out tliat the iighl- Ing morale 01 Italy may he relied up" on no matter how intensive the Ger- man peace campaign becomes, and becomes, and says: "The Italian theatre once again u Is the sceca ot important military activ- Ky. "The enemy, impatient ol the delays which have occurred in hrlnglng about tlte successful penetration ot tho Ital- ian plain and the overthrow of the Kalian armies, has despatched further forces to the Italian front with Tlcw; to achieving u decisive result. "It would appear that they are an. xious to conclude their Italian adveni lure in a manner similar to the prevl- i ouS campaigns in Russia, Serbia and Rumania, where, 03 a result ot.the- atratefiic envulopme'nts gained at rela- tively small cost, vast tracts of terri- tory were conquered. Ilefore proceeding-with any tlons In the west the Germans hope to drive the Italians back to the Adige, anticipatins that guch a reverse would have a very disintegrating Influence throughout Italy. -is" apparent that the Gerraana have, not given-up oil hope of bring- ing about a social upheaval In they did in Russia after iheir 'victor-1 "i ious campaigns of ISlo. "Along the western front tho enemy has continued his harassing raids with.: a the alh'ed forces .ton tha alert. However, uoije of the.en- gagemenLa recorded In tlic of more than local impartance.- -.r "It would appear that as a foreran-. ner to the German offensive heralded to be launched in the west, an Inten- sivo peacd propaganda is to be initial-' ed. "Information from various sources confirms the reports that the Germans the world believe that the ary situation la such [hat-they- aro able to dlclate the terms of peace. They, therefore, threaten that unless this dictated peace fj accepted by the allied powers and otirselveE the per man forces now being concentrated on the western front will breik through the akied lines In the west." "The various reports of Immediate peace proposals by Ihe Germans on seemingly favorable terms should not for a.inoment ind ice us lo slacken our preparations for war. ''It Is only necessary for us to re- call that during the Christmas season of last year Hhe 'Germans put forth very similar peace- rumors.1' Latest Total Halifax Victims Halifax, Dec. vnoTTjefal but trustworthy ectlmate of the losses occasioned by Halifax disaster by J. H. glv% the following Kill- ed; Injured; value of homes destroyed or btyoftd re- pair damage to homes that can bit repaired plus furnf- (Ure and personal effects, 000] damage to civic, provincial, federal, church, Institutional and Industrial property, showing a total property loss :ef Mr. WlnfieFd In a le> ter to the press urges reglftrittlon and InveiLigatlon of all losses. Bolshevik Ship With Cache of AmmunitionReachesU.S. A I'aefflc i'orl, Dec, Rus- sian freighter Shilka, Captatti Boris which unheralded nllpped tho harbor hVe late Friday, night dir- ect, from Vladivostok, la.nnder Bol- shevik! central, It became'Xuown to- day. A number of the sh'p's. were fratnrnizlng oh the "docks today a party of alleseil t. W. W., Iwenly-ono ot whoni were arrested by federal officials h'eld Ihvestlr gatfon. Among thoM taken, into cus- tody were thirteen SR'iuElabi. None ot the sailors Shortly after Ihs irrived, report clroulalfd ti) the effect that she had brdturhl a ftind at 000 In gold for the defeat ot several scores of I. W. jiow awaiting trial at Chicago on consirtrncy char- The United diitrtct attoney tMn adBitMd be tttHM tkC re- port and federal agents searched the vessel but found no gold, knowledge of which Tvn.vdenied by tie ahd tho crew. Another search be made when the cargo of licorice root and beans Is discharged. _ Had AmmunltiM Fedeni officials today found ages of ammunition, several hdndrM ridCT and a number of bags filled wtti revolvers buried ander the cargo of hides on the Shllka, the Rtisilui freighter which arrived kere Fridty night under control ot Doiibeviki crew. Officials Mid (he found', to the amatnMon p contained slngt such it tre the Germans on the eaxien The conslgnntent tended, officials ssy, Workers of WerU (r, the ;