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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME'XI. LKTUKUIlJi.r.. Al.BI-.Kj THURSDAY, DECEMBEH NUMBEIl U GERMANY OUTLINES HER TERMS OF PEACE TO RUSSIA U. S. GOVT. TAKES OVER JOHN JELLICOE RESIGNS Radical Move by Pres. Wilson' Meets Wilh General Approval, Even With Railvyays WILL REDUCE- ALL BIG SALARIES NOW Secretary McAdoo, of Treas- urv Will be Director-Gen- eral'of Systems s Dec. Government the nat- ion's railroads for lho m'ar was pro- clnfmeil Fi'tcldcnt Wilson tonight, to bccom? ctrecilvo at uoon ncil.Fri- ilay. 2S. Williarn p. McAdoo TOt'alnlng liia place in tlio Ciibluet as secretary 61 'the treasury, la. Disced in charge aa uirector-JOTeral ot railroads. Every rail road engaged In general transnortatlon with its appurtenances, Including ship lines, Is taken over, ami nil systems will be onerated as ono under tlie ilifector-seriernl. In 'a statement accompanied by ilia the president announc- od that as soon as congress reasaeru- tiled he: Kill Tecprn'mcnd legislation, pre-war earnings ralirond proifertiei in good Government" bacjclng will be civen to new issues ,.ot-, nll'rqad securities so that iiiarket cun be round. fhe'pfesijeiit's move, aHhmnh toft- casted for dame at lUlt time as a great "surpftie to nejirly evenrbpay in WaslKnttori, Incluilne railroad of- ficials.'- il hiM-rraen fenerallT beileved ho wbulj the reaEsemulinj of laliinj! ans'steps. He acttd through secretary under foyithcjliy conio'rrecl In the roads will remain In the hands offic- Ids and the railroad wai1 board, com- prised of five railroad heads, wlu.con- tn direct actual opertion under ary- McAdoo's general SIR JOHN JELLICOE Who Has Retired From the Post ol First Sea Great Britain. tinuc necrolai Jon The ch'cf 'practical otfect of govern- First Sea Lord Is by Vice-Ad- Japan Fledges Her Full Co-operation an the War ToWo, 27.-- C-oojwratfoa of socure.tba full fruits. of victory and to Japan her allies In tho war to the obta n the' objects with which we hear- Illy sy.mpaltitze.-- We arc prepared to fullest extent of her ability was pledg- ed by Emperor Yosbihito In the speech from Ihe throne at the opening of par- liament today. The emperor said Japan's' relations wHh .the entente poWers were extremely close, which was greatly pleasing to him, and con tfnued: he European war is becoming more and more Important.' It become; us-to devote our efforts toward more llied -i tvr uo MI uouiv ULU eiiuiis tow lira u rriiral WeymeSS I effective cooperation the a] powers. .We-expect Uie-allianci RELIEFEXPRESSED AT jaUCOE'S RETIREMENT Need of Younger Bltxxl at Head of- Navy Affairs- 'Is Felt London, Dec. resignation of Sir John Je'.llcce, first sea lord, is an- nounced. He Is to he succeeded by Vice-AOmiral Wcymces.' prominence given to the' retirement of Admiral Sir Jeillcoe as first sea lord In favor of Vice Admiral Sir Rosslyn iWemyss in tho morning newspapers is commensurate wllh his great reputa- tion and the place lie Ions has held In public Notwithstanding the severe animad- versions concerning the admiralty from some several 'newspapers treat the announcement 33 a sensation- al-surprise and two or three accom- pany their remarks with warm .expreg- sious of regret. Tho Dally Chronicle also regretfully mander of the British, forces In1 Pales-} recalls "the well-founded public cpnfl- llne to Geni Peranln'gr- commander of; deuce" in Admiral Jeliicoo and hopes that those responsible for tile chanea .ve been guided In their deci- mas'Eve sent tbelif comrades a raes-l lho other handi Daily Mail, sage or greetipgjBM.-oi. hope tbit wycn has caranaigned., against Christian Garrisort Holds Birth- place of Christ for'First Time in Centuries .Ottawa, Dec.-. of a mes- sage sent General Allcnby, com this- meMite hundreds ful duty. The .Times, though lew of mlillbnS.of 'people'the eelebrmtlon of .frankly docs not conceal Hi (his wrlU UkeVadded solem- tees' In the ch.inie a nlty and. Joy that. a; Chris- determination nf- the government 'to lian garriaon it fuarilnsT the birthplace 'give younger chance. It says: of Jestra Chrurt. That 'the British heartily congratulate the gbv nient oncralicih will be lo complete unification ,of all rail sys- tems impossible under private lion by reason of statues prohibiting lioollnis ot Iraflic and earnings. I to The roads themselves liail gone as far" as !lhey dared in tills rtirecllon and It became known only' Ipdarr.thnl they "liad .been warned' by, attorney-general tircrory' that- of anil-pool- ing laws 'cbiild nol be permitted. The s'tuatidii was fully- realized .by President Wilson, wfto, In his state- menl, declared the roads had aono as far ,as they could-ind that already some systems were endangering their In atleiniill.nf'unification. Congress will be asked to guarantee the'average net opcrat'ng Income of each railroad In the three period ending .June 30, 1917. Railroad experts coat the government next dicrs (bus privileged-- have thonght emment, having once taken a decision 'deeply the meaning of their duty oh accepting i Is full consequences" a and what la to coma from the great --T--" through hlui, to cooperate to' the fullest extent of our ability while'maintaining peace In the prlent. "In consequence 'of present condit- ions we have ordered our ministers to present plans having to do with the necessities of naval defence." The embassies and legations were fully represented In the diplomatic i boxeal After the delivery of rtie' speech from Ihe throne the parlia- ment adjourned until January 23. m IK The Germans Unable to Break French Lint.- Paris, Dec. 24. The Germans made wq altaqks on front today but' were not ablti; to oreak through lines, tbe.iyar office tonight reports. The statement follows; "On the right bank of the Mense Verdun front) the enemy after a very 61 ent bbinba rdmea t made two attacks on our- nbsiUons Wood. not able to firenk through onr Ines, ari.d left nianyv dead on Uie ground. _ "There .was heayf jixtlHery fighting the region north QuenUu and In ttie sector of SapIneiL On 25 was no eirrajt' bt f mportknce. 5 now, and tog military' opera can overcome thfl Uooght to )t( enemr inbinarlne peril if (her receive free hand, which never >-pt Ka> been grant- statesmen.; Hamburger Ffemblatt: says: "'Wo understand what Ludesdorf means' when he saya Ui not talk about pe'ice. underaiiad it still .ntore clearly when we tmn eyes to the Ml Is there thatUhey sboald be tdrncd, for it Is tliete tbat the sfapei dons world war will be made. 'It Is there that the heavy tasks lie before uss Englajid inows what Is awaiting but In foolish THIS STATEMENT IS MADE TO RUSSIANS Says Allies Would Have.to Give Guarantee to Stick By Terms Petrograd, Dec. central powers, Count Czcrnln. the jAustio- Ilungarlfin foreign minister Itcr.ce cotilerenco at Bros'. Litovck tordny, declare their rfsolvo it Immcjtlately sign terms vrill trriii'iiutc the war on condUlons nfiuvl- just to all helllEerents. The csnlrbV pgwerr, also favor u general annexaUona and indemnities. They could not bind themselves 'to such tcncis without a guarantee tkatj Russia's allies would recognize them and carry tiem out honestly toward tho central powers. Connt Czenrin declared that- the, certral cowers that the'basic principles uttered by the Russian delegates couM be the basis for so eh a fceace He said thev shared Kasslan condemnation oE a continuation of ivar for sake of conqnest. It Is necessary, tbe count added, to Indicate most clearly, however, Russian principles' could -fee aUzed only in the that all'bel- ligerents obligated ad- here to the. terms of such a i 'toraff iBler declared that the cmtral did not Intend to forcibly annex HefBetf the war nor to prive uatiffDs of "political Independence "The qaesfion of the subjecfiniXof natloDaUlies who hare not ndencc to another country ca3t-J not be solVed and mart met each government and its people in (he raaTiner established by tbe conbtUulion of that The protection o[ the'right ot Is an essential part of the of peoples to Eelf-detlQitlon In tbe event of a.mutual refcul to" meet war expenditures pmy dam ages caused b} the war, CouDt Ciert- la continued, each belligerent shall bear only the experiM'oTUa subjects made prisoner and caused to property or civilian' hy deUV crate violations of International la> part of tbe adrerury The ere- atlijn ot a special fund for par, pose, as suggested by cooW be discussed only in the event tftat tbfe other belligerentB jdn in the peace time.'1' The chairman of the Rasataa dele- gation expressed gratificattoutt do1 min wHIiDgness to make peace with out annexations antf1 indemnttfti iiwl with the self deflrrftion of 'He demurred, however at German statement of self definatkra v incomplete He said the war coctid bot end vithout the re-establishment'ot tbe violated rights of little and op- pressed nationalities and itagtta would Insist on thai Urttr pride.she challenges1 unweakened will i for we can look forward (O'coming events trol Is.thfi statement Dnde by'Harrf- yo.c son trade Rioaer-rn in a report made to the Dominion government. This course hai been recommended by tke Empire rictory. raise, their :vo'ces In-'prolftsi against flee mea in Wkttac a poiiUon me to ed. IRWIO re; ttun their lalth." Voluntarily fcean staled officially, K is Implied by the .niwt- papers that Admiral Jelljcoe did Dot retire voluntarily, and aceordrtc lo the Telep-aph the totem merit's itoil WM eonreyed to hla Mora Oirlilmu In the form of a bare Intl malloi that It hat been determtaoil to appoint a new first sea lord. Of Bta public kncpws Ixmdon, Dec. forces ___ hart occupied the of Ihe committee fourth, eighth and elCTeath'Brmi fronU Those who rMlted wrrr coM aforsji fabllilies In Great! arrirtd aad a uuantHy at guns a-d 'Britain the holding ol a muck eolMd The Ukra'nlans iles an whjei also urged fie for the 1 estern estaWlshnieBt 'wliSout delay of ,addl- i hate octipled the itatlon at Bratlof ud Mtarmcd the A rtotlred h reyarto flgtithn In ntaV, MMrta, aad mHltar> caMti kfre emfured the girriioii there wt aayi wtth OCLCH INDIAN CHItF DEAD Nortll-Ttliinia, Waah., Dec. 47. greater.vjppiy of fftotl .than In thcj pasl U a necetsKy for the safety ot tbe nation lawful rights be protected m a general peace treaty. Count Czerntn explained the' poal ton of tho central powers in a state- ment which he read at the second ses- sion of the peace conference at ten oMnck Tuesday evening Hiy atate- menl folluwa. "The delegations of the allied tonic) acting upon Ihe cloaHy expressed will of thefr ments and peoples, u soon as possible a general peace. Tke dDlegfitionjr, in complete a the repeatedly exprdsqcd f their governments, think that the pnrnples of the Russian delegation' can bo rafirtd the basis of 'snch a 'The delegations of the nnadrwple. Kllfance are agreed conclndd'a general-peace without'forjs! JWe aimSxatloni) and Ip.rtemnftUn. They share the RtnirtaTi d'lcsaton wh ch condemns the( tlnmtton ol Ihe naV purely for Dec 27 newspapers continue to ptint refeu- JJ jSfJ. General MITISHER WRECKED British ateim CT Cftr Xagpar has been wrecked (to a Petrograd despalcn lo tat Mom- ta Eatt Africa, accorJWs'lug Poal dated T (today So far at to i toapatem lo the Ambassador Fraadi tae bon .The paaaengeri, numbering adds, the wtofe rWlcnloai cornpyratlTely owing to ta4 fact Salwba, chief ot Uw TaUnm---------, Dublin, P O'Cotnor, he neyer beid a ctmipicooWearn- titt latt He'J. last of the .rdlnn i cabling to Jobs twIajoM no adralnistn nM ot Owa _v i am tow----------- roadawll hate the effect of nunr I party In UK latitr's appointed MKond lord last ma lurttott broken kclatWhtat of thdr r'tilders of railroad tecuntlea. It ft) ri America jhe Admiral chWs He was afcosi M ptd CHy of tom, straightforward stataneaf hine.1 by fctlJt hi Beltail la ltd ky "Kllermaa of Linr poo( aad was eacned tn the sta'emcnt of the ailed (onlc) governments In progran. afid atatoments have emphasised L___ and_aEn'n thai tor tho sake of conuant they will not prolong the war a t ngift day The governments of the hare followed this rlew their resolve Immediately to wKIck terms, "It Is howeter, t (he was asserted baiikers at first rar prUe Ihat Hecratary McAdoo shank! also retain li'i pisHlon In the Irratnry, ov fiatt) aad allies, paid tribute to tie man- a well ealabHahed ream I ner hi which the Irhk and men UflOT alio had a large and varied of (rM U AtHrlot haVe ralttod In war and hit nrtlctt' lo tVi stars aa4 Mr Redmowl Admiral IM iloetwcfc at tttf tntlloM WEATBCft >ad receited Ike jnMWIed pralw of tar-, alt" T MAYORALTy I Dec Mayor Chas R Tnon wU not get an acclamation as WM parks Commission dearly Ih: him on Col, Koip-Ulmlkoff tn nse all never applied li tht for fa, Io war obi gad any fnnd for any attarogt to iiitlf empowered ai nttdci on eonmcn wfrt an Red tfttmi M Mdi eon 'Tre p-wera nectwi wlta ked Hante now neko' atfm wita c. N. R. CARmnM (o snck fct Toronto, Dec North- the anarantte that the con ern railway ;