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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. In Strong Offensive Dislodge Them From Positions They Have Long Been Holding A GREAT VICTORY FOR HARD-PRESSED ITALIANS l^onrton, Juu. 2.-Aiinth'T ruvcrsc tor till! Tcutonlt- jillieH fDltowliig llial cf-fcclod by lliu Kreiulv trooiw in Hieli' Initial drive im llio noi-tliern front in Knl.v has been brouKht .nbmit by the Italians la ;i Kborp attatrk In Ibo fniii-ou� Zo%son Inoi). Hero llio enomy has been driven to (ho caslcrii bank of the slrRani from ]�OHlt!onH ho had hold slniie tlie Italians In Ihoir retrograde uiovemont from the Isonxo ni:\de their Btand along tho western shore ot the Plave. Thus the entire rlglit haul: of tho I'iavo ban been /cleared of the iavaderH, cxetpi far to the north where tho battle line runs westward from the stream �through the hlU region. Tho I'lKlitliiK tor tho Zenson bridRe-liead had bocn In i)Voi;resH r.lnce last-'I'iunsday, tho Italians keeijluR after tho foo In order to regain the position, whiidi always luis been eonsldered a menace to Venice. Heavy loaaca wore infiietort on the enunjv by the artillery and rlCle firo by tho Italians before hu was> forced to resist t)iB stream: Must Prepare for Loss London, Jan. 2.-Tha probabil ity t the Germans now taking h vlgoroUB offensive attitude on \hr. western front waa pointed out by Major General F. B. Maurice, ch ef dircclop of military operations at the war office, in his weekly talk to the Associated Press today. The public should be prcp.ircd, Cmeral Maurice said, for some losecs of both ground and man i," the Germans attempt really determined offensive ofiratlons. They would not, however, be able to Inflict any such losses on the alllea ac tho latter had Inflicted on tho Germans during the past year, he declared. ;D in U.S. to Rush Men to Front; p f Fuller Co-operation Now ' reiich Commissioner Tells iU. S. People Determination Will Bring End Soon IrANCE SACRIFICING; EXPECTS U.S. TO DO SO Washington. Jan. 2.'~ American troops are to be rushed to Europe in as largo and as Constant a stream as is liunianly pos.fiblc; tlio allied nations will so arran�;e their .shlpplnR an to provide the nocoa.sary tran.sport: tho merchant Kliipballdlng program miiKt be rushed; there is to be a closer co-1 operation of all the co-beI!i>?erentB to iproaent a single and united front to : German autocracy; tho part of the United States has been clearly defin- ed and arrangements made to carry it out. I These are the prhiclpal rcsHlts, a.s | thoy affect America, of the recent in-1 Icr-altled war council In Paris, an-' nounced today for the first time by the stale department. These recommendations, iiindc by the America)! delegation, of which Col. K. M. Mouse, President Wilson's pcr- (CONTtNUKiJ OX PAGE NINE) (lUEBEC mmm PLEDGESPROICE lOFURTHEREFFORl i\n Atl.nitic Port, .Tan. -The an-Jt!' nll;i>,n .'ire entering tlie hardest ^ioii o{ the. war. but a period which be lichest in deciaive results "If !:ni)\v how to play a good game." Us IfiKiio will bo decided In the . stx months, according to Captain. Ire Tnrdleu, Krench high commis-:'r to ilie fnited Stales, who re-to t|il:ay bo.the lot of each one. alemcnl. " ' ' " ' FOR m. m siEEiE B. C. Lieut. Governor and Riid-olphe Boudreaii Also Knighted. London, Oec 21.-Anionj: tho f.'an-ajJl.tnB mfentloned !n the Now Year's honor list are Frank S. Barnard, _ljeu-tenant governor of British Coltimbut, Maj.-Gcn. Sam Stcolo and nodolphe Ilodrpati, clerk of the Canadlaa privy council, who are created Knights Commander of tho Order of St. Xflchacl and St. George. Sir P. S. Barnard, lieutenant governor of lirltlsh Columbia, is a brother of Senator Geo. 11. Barnard, R.nrt at one time represented Cariboo In tho Houso of Coinnionft-. He ba.s also been mayor otvVlctoria. Ho was born in Toronto in IS5C. He la Identified with many business interests in British Col timbla. Sir Hodolpho Uoiireati was bom In ipoueet's LandiriK. Que., In 1805. Ho 1b a brother of I^uoien Bodreau,(M.P.P, for St. Albert in the Alberta Legislature. He ,became private secretary to Sir Wilfrid Laurler In 3890, and In 190t� waa appointed clerk of the privy council. Gwierul Sir Samuel Sloolo was born In Siincoo County, Ontario, and has been engaged in military service of one form or another Kiuco a young man. He served in the Penlan raid and in tho Red Hivor expodltlou of 1S70. He joined the Mounted Police on its organization, us troop sergeant major and served all through the weat In that force. He Is well known In LetU-brldga, havijig b'een located In Southern Albepta yenr.s ago. He served In the robolllon of lSSr> and led a force that quelled an Indian rising in tho Kootenays at what is now known as Fort Steele. At tho timo of the South African, war ' ho commanded tho Stratlr^ona Horse. Ho ha^ boon serving with tho Canadian force In England during tho war. RAIoii^S REPULSED following message received from Hon.j P. E. Leblanc, lieutenant governor of Quebec; "Quebec, Uqc. 1917: Sir,-I have the honor rospectfully to request your; ] ], oxcellcncy to convoy to Ills Majesty. � pi,, tho King, on behalf of my cabinet niin-1 isters and of all the inhabitants of tho; provlnco of Quobec, the eiprcgsion of, '(.,., onr devoted attachment .-vnd loyalty | f,ary to His Majesty's person and throne, jjuip and our earnest wishes tor a happy yicti New Year for TH�lr Majesties, the j 'r , King and Queen and members of tho ^Yior' \ royal family, and all His ilajesty's sub- j (,^\^a. ' joots. On this fourth recurrence dur-, .^rmy ing tha war of Now Year's Day, I tain pledge our province onco more to a n^o,.;, continued and dotermined particlpa- I'l, Hon In tho struggle for that decisive Kionoi victory which will insure to the world t;,in the blessing of a rlghtcoiis and abid-ing puace. For this w� UgU ami pray,. jj, humbly ImplorlniT tho great ruler of | ueved the universe that if It be Hla vviU, this i nioro i vlcidrfous peace may coma before tho j douQ ( end of tho coming year, which will thus bo as we pray It may, tUe happiest of Hla .\ ajesty'g rolgn. '(SignedKP. B. Loblanc, "LletUenant-Goveraor." fort was eii'.phasized by the j roprf'sentalivcs in this stale- \ i 1 rejoice that the past year, notwithstanding some drav.-bacliH, lias been mgency of an en(.rmous econo-, ,,^, ^^.1^^^,^ ^ wonderfully successful one to those engaged in our greatest industry, farming. The prolongation of ijpasonablo .weather, continuing from summer into a protracted and late tall, enabled outdoor Vork for harvesting and IhreKhing to be 'urought to a mo.Ht satisfactory lerniination almost without a break, and i rejoice that tho crops of tho earth have been garnered in excellent condition. Tho batllo is not on the battlefield, (old to tlie l''reiicli. with com-nkiicss, what America e;:-�fim lbc;u in tho way oE re-anil new sacrifices, 1 am inicl; to e.Mplaiii here the neces-rificfs that Krance and her expecting from America for Many Subs Destroyed Year 1917 Toronto, Jan, 2.-Mail and Empire cable from London says; "A semi-official submarine ntale-ment says: "During the first ten months of 1917, twice as many submarines were destroyed as during all 1916. .The number destroyed in the third quarter of 1917 equals the total destroyed in 1916. The total destroyed waa between forty and fifty per cent of all commissioned or ready for service. Over 40 per cent of armed merchantmen when attacked, have escaped." BolsKeviki Not Satisfied-Defences on Fronts Are Being Slrensthened COSSACKS GROWING IN FORCE NOW perfect weather which was thus protracted, I rejoice to know, also has resulted In a large increased acreage. It gives me much satisfaction to feel that the farmers of this western province are now fully alive to the urgent necessity of Increased production, not only from the individual and provincial standpoint, but also as true pa-tidots of our empire. It is eminently satisfactory to know that our farmers feel the importance of supplying the homeland and our taitrliful allies with the necessary food tor their strenuous work. I I trust that everything which can j be done will be done to increase flie amount of animal food and of grain \ which it Is possible to send overseas | in the coming year. Although short-' age of man power is keenly felt in our great provincial industry, I learn with much satisfaction that great discretion is being sliown so tliat tho man power necessary to raise increased British Premier Says Many Hard crops and more live stock has not been ' WGEORGE HAS OF CHEE ME FORI 1 J (Continued on Page 6) Pari dcr of commar "Otn is hero The patient, "In U you hav time you retired, to break' htm. U "The not shake! caslon to tlon of th more powi firmly dot necessary children b those who peace, tho; IHYINORS AREMIOM OFF encli army never, has boen nificcnr, the IlrltLsh army "is iporb" and the ".Vmcrlcan creasing ilay l)y day," Cai)-� -lid in speaking of tho 111,; alli;d forces, inighl retain liis comniis-!o thu United States, Cau-'.i declined 10 accept a port-ailer Clemcnceau's cabinet. he naid, because he boiling is more urgent and .;:ivy than the work to be ii litis commissionershlp." le to l^rench Troops ::.-In a Now Year's or-y. Got'.era! IV.lain. Frcncli i\ rhief, says lo his troops; fuhallerns, soldiers, I'JIS struggle must continue, rituce requires It. lie .'.-ialent. !c. ;i5 in tho defence, 11 your worth. Kach Mtacked the enemy lias lime ho has attenrplod ii'h you have stopped iho .'^ame tomorrow, of the Uussians has laith. 1 take this oc- commander of tho Canadian forces in yuu that the co-opera- England. fii States 1b becoming Major Gen. Sir David Watson, com-2vory day. You are mnndlng the fourth Canadian division, d 10 fight as long as F.iirc peace tor your Fresh Honors, For Sir Arthur Currie-Brig.-Gen. Gries-bach No\v a C. M. G. London, Jan. 1.-The following officers in tho Canadian forces have been honored in the Now Year's list; Knights Commander of the Bath. Lieut. Gen. Sir Arthur Curr;o, commander of the Canadian array corps. Lieut. Gen. Sir Richard Turner, NEEONEWBLOOO NE Trials To Come-But Counsels Courage Ottawa. Jan. ;;.-Tlie prime minister has received, through the governor-general, the following New Year's message from the Right Hon. David Lloyd George, the British prime minister; I "At the beginning of a new year, 1 wish to send, on behalf of the war*cabinet, to the government and people of Canada, a message of good will and ,  ; confidence. We ar;etor, Southnm At SmHUfiold, Londo market, tho stippUoa smulleBt on.record were unable to obtain bors of rottiUersi In t' who for soine thho Ua' their shops at ralljlday. anco of at on no prlcos and u of atty fixed, els Tuea-eir usual instance, for six wore Otero slm-Douoas-; Derby, il meat era tho iitcherB Num-aron, losing :eu no of freedom. I have good hopes that, before this new year is past, the purpose to which we have set our hand will have been completely achieved," ERIS FIRE Harrlsburg, Penna., Jan. 2.-Fire of mysterious origin, starting In the paint Russia promoted ambassador to November 2H, 1910. it Confirmed .Washington, Jan. 2. - Tho report valley has been mobilized, iiccordiug to a Petrograd despatch to (ho Tltnes. All men of military age are under arms and women and youths are being employed behind the fighting llH|e. Thousands of otflcqrs of the regular-army have joined General Kaiediaes, who is no\\' said to have more thuti twenty Ihmisand non-comnilgsioued officers. What Germany Will Demand London, Jan. ;;.-Weltmand Pavlo-,, viteh, a nbn-Bolshovlkl member of the Russian delegation to Brcst-Litpvsk, according to an Exchiingo Telegraph dospatch from Petrograd, says that tho Gorman attitude in regard to the freeing of occupied Russian territories depends entirely on the rolatiouahlp. of the jBolshevlki government with tho Ukraine and the Cossacks. Ho adds that if the entente allies refuse to ne- �" � pany early today to the exttyit of several hundred dollars, The plant Is en: imaged largely in tho manufacture of ' e mysj country or my flag," �'',^' The sentiment Iwaa rec�IvsU.>>||l/'" tremendous clieerine, : �..^s' 46 095900 9033 ;