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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. ALHKKTA. MONDAY, UKC.KMliKU 31. Nl'MHEH 17 May the New Year Bring Us a Just Measure of Happiness and Prosperity .Manitoba Premier Says There Is No Justification For' Increase Freight Rates MANITOBA AGREEMENT ANNULLED BY ACTION Winnipeg liec-. position taken by llie .railway commission Is wholly unlusllllccl, In my said Premier Nbrris In a statement given out at Iho parliament buildings today. with rclerencs (o tlie recent decision ol Ihc rates ease. "How the commissioners arrived r.t a decision.In Ihc face of the ma- terial submitted lo them At llie Wlnul- ot the application is more than I tan urlerstauit. :Tlic fradlng is cetralnly not logical ami 1 disagree f.ll Its' principal points. "This 'Government 'concerned wllh of the' com- mission lii, brushing aside what Is. falter known as the Manitoba agreement wilh j Of Northern railway. By that ust'teminl llie'peoplo of the prov- WOOLWORTH STORE BUFFALO BURNS Buffalo. N.V.i Deiv 31.--Ktrc toUay burned the Wonl'worlh, ftvf aud ten cent store, in Main strootl and spread through Iho block to Pearl 'street on the west and Court street wn sonih. The tola! loss was {125.- 000. 'AjCaptain and two fire- men wore Injured when n vy coaling of lea brought part of Iho bulldlnc- vtl To Prohibit Manufacture of Liquor in Canada Soon In Cotintcr-Xttacks Recapt- ure Important Territory -Taken By Germans FIVE HUN AIRSHIPS WERE DESTROYED Ottawa, Dec. after thft holidays, the warvcablnet will, it is understood, take up con- sideration of prohibiting the manu- facture of Intoxicating liquor. The ccnd'tions of the liquor industry will be investigated with this end In view. Following Investigation, a date will be determined, on and after wfiich, the manufacture of in- toxicating liquors within Canada will be prohibited. The transportation of liquor ints any" part of Canada, in which the sale of intoxicating liquors is ille- gaX'is prohibited alter AprlM. ProhibitTon provisions, enacted by virtue of ihe War Measures Act, remain in force during the war and for'twelve months after the conclusion cf peace- Four 'Quakes at Guatemala Loud Uoc., Hrftish In successful counter attacks on the Convention ll! Open in front bave regained thei more imporlaut territory on Welsh tttdge taken by the Germans in yesterday's attack, Ihe wnr office reports. the Labor Temple January Slh The announcement reaiis: "On Ihc Cambist front, as a result .olhhrtlgo will week cntortam of succcssfu. counter attacks iu which we captured prisoners :ind machine guns, we regained important 191S convention of the Alberta ot Labor. T lib convention, which last year, at .Medicine Hat chose Let blind ge the''meeting1" place Tor 191S; will he held in Iho Labor Temple, at 950 ince were protected, as we thought, for a long time to come, iu the matter ot Trelsht rates. We paid tor that protection 111 a specific way, by pledg- ing our credit to support'the railway company in its uudcrla'linBS- The company derived benefits, on its side, and "wo derived some benefits. Now UP for discussion al the con- part the positions on torclay. The enemy stKi retains intty of La Vasquerle and, south or "On', the Yprca Iront by a minor istancfe on both sides Five Hun Airships Destroyed. London, Uec. German Doitynlon'' railway i aaya; in wcct, that It can override k the, agreement the rights of "the province. By consenting io this- Increase "of rales il supplements the to the com- and deprives us of any aflvant- ages that we have been, enjoying iu consequonce'pf Ihe "It the commission used as an'1 argument. In support; of.'Ils1 ac> fion HID fact'.ihaj; tho Dominion gov- ernment lias ,practically assumed the bf thdJCanaaian'N'Oclbern railway and there is a possible Infer- ence1 that the, province Is relieved of -Jls burdcti: of -'guarantees in that, cbli- iiecllon.: That argument does not hold water. In the first place the province has not been relieved an.I sug- _geslipn to that effect has been 'heard "as yel. second place tbe-cbu- was 'absolute 'as railway company and the province. To vri.th.lt constitutes an inva- sion of provincial rights. Protest "We sfiall not 'meekly bow to .ihe Factory Act, which is of Yprea-Sladet railway." duR for ssi.Lii amendments at Uie com-- ing session of Ihe legislature will discussed and Ihc convention put its policy In this regardjon record for the guidance of the legislators. The convention, Import- ant meeting ol labor-wen the prov- down ,n our HtIM on New York, Dec. estl- mate of persons dead m the earthquake at Guatemala contained in a telegram received here from the Centra] and South American Telegraph Company- manager at San Jose, Guatemala, .who to. San Jose from Guatemala City yesterday after- The message reads: "The legation and American consulates are badly wrecked. Forty per cent, of the houses in tbc cHy are demolished; moat of the others hp.ve Four Earthquakes gfoni Dec-. earth- quakes apparently have shaken Gaut- cinalti City.. Hccords on the George- town University setnnollgical observa- tory Instruments hero show (.he first shocks were tell on Christmas night shortly after inldnlghl. A second, ser- ies of shocks came about.9 a.m. on fteceinber Further shocks were recorded en Friday at 4.2S a.m., but the heaviest shocks came at p.m. Saturday, December 29. It appears that this last disturbance was the one which Iho most, damage. A ship loath of Iteil Cross supplies, consisting of "GOO barrels of flour, quan- are LiiinliabitaMe. 'The penitentiary, iities of clothing, disinfectants aud New Year's Knighthoods London, Dec. Router's Ottawa Knighthoods have been conferred upon Profes- sor Andrew Macphaif, Montreal; Major General Donald Alexander and Admiral Kings- mill, of Ottawa; and Mr. William Gage, of Toronto. General Macdonald Urigadier-Gencral D. A. Macdonald oaly recently retired from llie inSlItia scrvJc Din Canada. For a great rs he lied been Hie staff Ot- commission each .year and "Its actions are :losely followed public, London, Dec. Manchester ort none of theirs. "Two hostile broiigh'1 says ah official statement given out here to- night. A third was brought down iu the enemy's lines. Two other hostile machines were driven down control. Xonc of our airplanes are natsshiE-" On Fr-nch Front Dec. acllona occurred last night northwest of v the war office sports. "There were patrol encounters north of the Chemln ACS Dames, (Aisn .IrontJ and near fronp. Elsewhere the night was calm." Admit a Reycrst Uerlin, forcefe the- northern- Italian front yesterday asyluiii aud ministerial, hu ali-wrecked. The postofEice and large 'elrtirch.es arb 'demolished. "Martial lav.- has hecn denlared and several looters have been shot. The president of Guatemala has "ordered lid Inhabitants of the -city to leave. 'eirific earthquake shocks occur at ntcrvals of about- five minutes! The le'ath toll is estimated at 1.000. All elograph iu. tho' iiiterior are fgain silent" mljhs that has been issued, We fought the Isaue" here, to Iho best or our ability nnri we shall contin ne to flghflt. I have scut a telegram to Hon. N. W.-Uowcll, acting piepiler. I Ottawa, as'follows: "With all .due deference pro- test emphatically againgt the -recent decision of the railway commission and Intend to present at once a petition to the govern or-gen era Mil-council. Tending the consideration of that pe- rliUon.we request your government, (o 1 take steps to' -see .that: the proposed ,rules do lint effect: "This telegram' indlcates'the course t "we shall'follow widi'ftKard to what called the question of policy. AVe nre'plRq considering the advlsabtl- lly of taking the matter before tho tu- preui'e coii.rt of Canada .on the point Involved. The questions at 13- so important that shall not be salUfled have had full opportunity to present our case to the highest authority of the land. am.amazed at the fic- tion of the commission In ignoring the' points ml3fid with reference' to the position of -thc .Canadian Pacific way }n (his case. That, company is 30 jiros'nciroiis it cannot mafce uao, fpr the present, a! least, of- the mil lions and millions of additional revet- wiW'come to it jf these in crMMed.rates'fro allovr'ed ,to stand. 1'lveri'its own. officials'Jiavc publicly explained that (lie accumulation of an onormous Ruriilirs due to'the bililyof tho company to spend tho inon'py for maintenance and inch Is, If1 they''cannot spend It why do flfth Tor Xrt Kovcrhnient irould think of Jevylng taxation for the jiiirpoao of 'ncctlih'jlajfiie.a 'largo titrnlus to he spent at Indeflnllft time-In'ifio future! I assume th'nt n railway company lias no'more rlgtil-fo lery taxation for Miat purpose. rallwiiy stluaUon In Canada neeins to h'aVo reached a' aUgc where drastic menayrcs are required'. 1 am impressed wisdom of the by tfii5 KovcrnmenlA of Grot ItrlUln and Iho UniJfd States in tak- Jng orer all ihcir roifls, for 1 he period of .tho war; Tha time may 'dri will be adopt- this Guardian says It is the intention of look the offensive, in the afternoon 'the Brltlsli gOTernment, when French infantry penetrated port- Auslro-Gerinan terms of pre- ions of the positions sen ted tt serious on. Monte Tomb'a, the Germati general nnd reasoned reply; Premier, Lloyd staff announced today. George has arranged to vlalt Prance, according to the to i {er 'with Premier on this subject. The Austro-Gerrian peace terms'referred to are those presented by the of tie central powers at the negotiations, .with the Russians at Bresl-Litovsk. Theae nc- EO I la ttons were i nterruytert'. for ten days to give the entente allies.oppor- tunity to say whether they would join. in the Washington, Dec. Oloso the political b'e when conKtoas on January ,1, is shown by' thlvBummiry made by the clerk of the houaf: Tola! membfln'fafp'MdS; .Democrals aro group G; vacancies t ,J The vacancies; areI'by rcsjgnallohs of Fitzgerald, Griffin, Bruckner, of New York, andAdamson of Georgia, peathrof Represerilalire nathrkk of Ohio; and Martintininol3, and absence on'army service ot' Repre- senlaUves Johriaonr Soiith Dahola GuerdEnr New and Ilelntz, Ohio, IPESNFMEM NEW VOLUNTEERS Prtriff, Dec, patch "dated "Sofiiewifere In that n "conlfng-: ent .of has landed 4- there THtt volunteers re ceived }if ,lho 'gOReral London. Dec. [via Reuters Ol awa In understood Melbourne Hut the nationalist party s unlikely lo do anything calculate! :o bring about an election. The fedf] al session will be ately relerendum votes '.ari still to bo that the governmeut have virtually suspended the New Zealand hemp In duslry in order [o divert labor lo Latest Figures .London, ne'e. Renters Ot (awa latest r general foodstuffs, will leave New Orlehnt Thursday. H will be followed by a Shipment of tents on aiiotber ves- sel by of Ihis week. Arrangements have been made, by the Red Cross for tlie furnishing ot all necessary supplies by the Guatemala chapter made up of Amer- icans throughout the republic and dir- ected liy Alfred Clark, general mana- ger of 'the International Hail way at Guatemala Gily. The Cnicial Test of the Seyjeriest Crisis to Come Toronlo, Dec.- filial London-.perils than any Nv. cible to llio Globe snys: "Great Hri- come.' ox PAQE .5) Union Officials -Wilt Go To Washington (o Take Up The Jlatfer v Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. lold of the despatch that the railroads had refused the demand of their organized Fresh. Indications Given That Lenipe Was Financed and Supported by Huns LEON TROTSKY GIVES HIS IDEAS OF TERMS London, Dee. Times prints a loug letter from hs PetrograU corres- pondent, dated Saturday, which pur- ports to substantiate.' the view that Bolshevlkl revolt was managed h.v Germany and that the movement Es es- sentially anti-national and sian. The letter Says: It is a notorious fact that has been' proved by documents iu possession of the Kerensky government that Cer-, nmny'eonimissloncd Leuinc and gave him money to go lo Russia to sow dis affection in the Russian army. Germans Not Satisfied Stockholm, Dec. evenis at Hrest-L jvsk, attendant on the-pcatSft: parleys between the Germans and Russians, arc little la the taste of the paii-GeimatL section of the. Herman press, according to T despatch j received here from Berlin Deutsche Zeitung capt ous its repoit I of the proceedings "Viclorj" the.entente at Hrest-Lit- ovsk" and other pan-Gernian_ e.xhlbJi" dissatisfaction lo ,the highest The newspapers of tho left are hope- ful in their comment, but not sjm- giilne. theoilor editor of the Berlin Ta'geblatt, utters a warning against The real of the press maintains a resrvud attitude. Civil War at Urkutsk Pckic, Dec. war m pro- tain-Is posting lip the ledger of 1917 with a-somcwhat wry fac-b, There is a balance right sidef-but -the "ear's gains are far below expectations. The Russian liquidation accounts, of course less, nev; capital so happily added to the com- mon, fund of -democracy, has .as j'et hardly begun to appear in the day to of working profits. Be fo.e the books of this world war can be.'closed it Is believed here there will he'great strain and stressr-of which the-brunt will fall country. ''Trie supreme trial'of the severest crisis according to Lord Curson, "lies behind >is and In the next ourselves and a: market of dupes for six hionlJiB we may be confronled witklthb world." 'I'liesc views of course do not oaiil a conalderaiibu of assistance otlier than military which the United States wUl render, Hnd Is rendering now. but if. as the leaders .among the European allies proclaim; only military victory can secnrtf J.he, necessary decision, the war will nol be won unlil American man power-can "be eiuployr.d lo win it. war is entering on tne fourih ntw writes J. .Garvin, In (he Observer, ''and is very, likely to. see the fifth unless -whole gigantic price we in blood and Iren- ,sure is to chrl In n fool's bargain for oun the Brotherhood, o? Railroad -'Train-, organization of Railroad. liuyc requesletl aii increasu-'-JJ wage's" dpprosimsting forty per.' gave cut the following-statement; did -any mariagcm en f't o gra nt our requeat; for Increased wages wlieh'presented aincp1 all prior requests have We know our wage" finally go to ami be Eetlled-by the government anil TVC that the government1 AMERICA'S EXPORTS. are confident will recognize that 'employees cannot maintain Lho standard of living existing before- the war on present are'confi- dent of fair IrjrUment uhder govern- ment: operation of railroads as we secured under former, methods. I.feel positive If the government makes a success of handling- Ihe railroads during the war, they will, never'again pass.into private It was learned today, from 'un author itative source lhat the .four brpthcr- .lioijd cblcfs will go'to .Washington veci, probably Thursday lo confer ivllh SacrelaryrMcAdob, pre- sumably In regard lo'wnges and oper- ation of the railroads. Dec.' erica's eiporls wero estimated tdrtay.'iit 'the rtcparlment .of coratncrc'O to -have passed 'the mark in 19H, a- new-high record.- were less than anil ihe in favor of the will bo more, acdated ancient ninnij- erendniti figures are votea'for London, Dec, Reuter'i Ottawa Derby, in (t n M6tlnp the coming VfiV will troop t rcturnlnfl vletory of rFfht over n Ight. C'ycll, in tlie'French have a before 4htm but hopes by Am erica, they will bold out till vie tory, "Let us Ihftt war will And before; next New he wys. S MORE Halifax, Dee. t'li the latest Issued by, Chairman Barnes of trie moriuary committee, the number of the delid as the result of the d safiter on be. cember 6, will lota! sbV.it Up to date M6 bodies have beei Identified and burled. Therl art still at "the Chebucla Mortuary 3'3 rrufclrnj .a total'of whtrt rccorti of eleven dred and ninety-six-.To thlv can be safely added at two bodies not yet exhumed from the ruins er lost lit the harbor. Tlie fire ed from Incendiary bombs dropped etionu lirplines In another ralil which sl s'desprcad destruction ami :The dome of the massiveJ throughout the night.; a majestic spectacle, but (ho solidity of tho. Rncfent walls dated trctm 1350, and the copper roof saved- and paintings froni ilpslruciion A bomb hit tho outer edge OMnc dome which was. soon a fiery furtiacp; In the centre-' o( the cfl) One buitdlnf: pierced to boltoni and lorn to plcvos by> bomb-ivhlch burled tour j three, of whom children. The' johrtrcn of ban Valentine niirt the sue-, lent palrtcc were hit aridTJSrlly wrecli- pfl. OlHar private hulldlng? also'were iftrack ?Whlld deatructlon ot property Kfeat, reports Indicated the loss of Hie, was not as icrerc as on Friday; nigh I v 'I The (ibrrespondent ioday visited the Tho.bank clearings for the year substantial .in- crease over those of. 1916. The figures given.out today are bWs: ClearihBs'for 19W Clearings 'for t'915 lriereaifti.45 per cent. Clearinj; for OK..1917 Clearings for Dec. 1915 '_ v ____ Eagle Dec. least six Mexican bandits' in p. fight between uandUa United Sfalea troojis and Texas, ilahsers-on Saturday at San Mexico, opnos- fte Ihe Indlo Ranch.; iO miles south of Magic Pass; according lo an (official stalernent herb jnllltary t j headtiuaT'.ers, TEie Americans '-had 'crossed Into Mexico on .the trail of caltle thieVes.1 There .Were'no American BIG BUSH Lonilpn, Dec, SJ.-f-fvla.KcUter'a Ot: from Syd rieys rfays thftt the i fire recortl.cjl 1'n the hay district been burning for days'oh 'a miles, heavily destroying crops, (enc: Ing ami grass. OtliOr fires'ard report- ed" In (he districts. WEATHER Hlflh 45 Huns Depl Harshly Civilian Population Dec-, statement Ifile week; ial holds, bn that a olr.cbration shouM be on'the trans-Siberian railroad lit 'the surrounding, district. The town set. ,red guards after they niurdered the. French ,-threa o'ner i Many "persons, including women; and children :nrc being" and street_fjghtintr is uncler way The liolshevLki continue lo- rsceU anJ nnimunitton from Ki-'asnayorsk. Cossacks are of feriitg determined opposition to .'the Hed Guards. The Sib-nan railway guaruS are outnumbered ind are be- ing killed or'drhcn from'tlielr po'ils Ccmmunlcatiou Vllh Petrograd been cut ibff. nolshftviicT uprisings occurrett at-Tohita and'Yerklme OdmsX, which on the trans Siberian. railway. Harbin Is quiet with the Cbf nDse In.full control. The> are ing the hanks, store; and raili Restore Austrian Stearrii Ainsterdam. Uec7 steamers seized, by the in'the course of the war will stored to their Austrian keeping with an agreement reached at Urcst-Lltovak, according lo a des., patch from Vienna The total srogs tonnage of Ihe Is 40000 Victory for Democracy, .Says ..London, Dep. attempt to twrti "out the BotsHevlki government by force would'rcsijlt onlv In GarraaiTt ihe Petrograd correspondent-of tlic Daily not b.eileve that sach orcc Is available Me writes aslically about Leon Trotzky, the Bol sheviki foreign minister, wfip told him .hat the war would' bcAtecid'ecTby so: 'nl- rather! than military.' pressure, Trbtzky as- saying The German riernocracy looks to thejilis- sian Devolution. It n the i of this fact that compels the" German government to accent, Russian princi' ples-as the basis'for negotiation: Trolzky said the was victory for the niOve- ent not only-ct the Rus slan -and German- democracj Austro herald I on point of revolt anil everj counfr> In li feeling fhe'pressure of democracy below. The German attitude, added, the German govern hRent ts'wiser than moat because real factors. Democratic pressurCj, Trotzky Is tiuctcd ns adding, forced the. Germans' '.o reject their grandiose plans of con- quest and to accept tho peace in which there arc nor con- quered. He .admitted, such a peace'coutd.hardly ha achlcv-i cd entente allies join Uia' negotiations. ''Pro-ally Russians the correspondent 6f the Dally NTewa says, felt that Ger- many's terms offered at Brest LKovafc were for the purpose of .confounding' rocf had not been damaged ereal Iy. A'number of hangtnsa Knd lr.jScS' dealing harehly with tbe en i popula Foreott: OeVraliy f.lr, not "ie bells we're -rlnglns I In temperature, Oitafra, Dec. N. How ell. prCRldent of Jhe privy council, lias 6 received of con- 4 fy gratulnlloh prohibition order In council from1 th6 Alberta lion of tho.. Occuplcil territory, strip-' pins- the country foofl ncccssarle? led iking1, through Holland NIIU I.HV- UCI13 tJ tllJSLIIli il_ i it tl 1 'I t-. I 1ft A monument (o felrarch In an !Ml "f InlBg mtuafe was scorched nnd bare b> qcrman.requl. .iiand-a to Iho moat neccs' V p f.t Htn Inp.A -NO TUESDAY by debris from 1 sartd wcfc the VMllrir: of Joachia and Anna by Til- lite. bodies are lie.lng riislied lo Ibo II n I Un A 11 wi iui I.IJL. vi. .mtlluilIlUlilK wsel nil liott e- the alHcs winning Sympathy Thesl h onosf a icpante peace, ai 1 .A pctl rat (nil anftllm ,i made of all shoes, 'such- but say the'ncul word (o the'. shots, spoil ttioca, ball Sllp-h- pprs of all kinds, pnly-wooilen wcru excluded. Two weeks lafer V ot S ot ft declares, were de- livered Oormans..In IhiVniean time, wool'wM sclzetl nil roiinf .the coiip.try. The Inhftbliflnls had-tq all kinds of pure and mlite clutlinf? tnallresBCs and cuihlorii. they had lo be replaced by ol sea 'io lilllUf) district, (onferoncf, Kdrtloriton, tho Trlnltj the Kf.'ect, n-iynr'and Alnhcrat, N S, Kirat id t 4 Methodist cbiifth, llamlltoii, and 4 4 ar I'rcabytertan 'Tuesday Icing New .Day, and a holMay. there 'will be no I35UO of ihe Ilcreld, T Yieeiirig 01 joannia ano Anna DV -in- ui, a-'Y un, and tno Birth ot Cnrlsl and (lie 1'ManJera froiil andxm their According to two prlvato let- Adoption o( tlie Mig( hy Campagnoln. seize -ccwS, milk tnd CSES, articles "tefif frbm. dHlerent nt Tbo Canrllnl church erected which wera already so scarce In Bel- Brussels al Ihc end 191i, i jusl legn- n only One CnnngG'bf. clothing has ;n Ictl lo the iiclnfauiV.by 'the do'r- n A com mem orals "the >ndot tkiT'brotai Itliinl IhaMhey wcro practically tyranny ot one Hohenatanfffen served f6r children and Itnallds ctidfi ylio rallied northera Italy 700 blow on top of rcry which tme la allies. Make Arreii< Pelrograd, Dec. ZS.VThe slon apriolnlcd to prc'venl n counter rovoltfllon today nlded the prerni'Kes of Iho Union Dcfe-ipe of the stltucnt assembly About a dovn resl3 were made Peace With. All, Pclroerad, Dae An laterrtaw with a of ttio.0crst.au dolegitlon who arrired, In petrograd last n cck, Is ptibllslMd by Tho Don. In reply lo a statement