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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta -4 7^ I VOLUME XI, LKTHBlllOtiK. aLKKHTA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 2, 1918 NUMBER 18 3 Must Prepa for Loss I U. S. to Rush Men to In Strdng Offensive Dislodge Them From Positions They Have Long Been Holding A GREAT VICTORY FOR HARD-PRESSED ITALIANS j London, Jan. 2.-Another reverse for the Teutonic allies following; thai, effected by the French troops In theiv initial drive on the northern front in 1tR)y has been brought about by the Italians in-a sharp attack in the famous Za^pon loop. Hero the enemy has been driven to the eastern bunk of the stream from positions he had held since the Kalians in their retrograde movement Irom the Isonzo made their stand along the western shore of the Plave. Thus the entire right bank of the Piav'e has been Cleared of the invaders, except far to the north where the battle line runs- westward from the stream �through the fllH region, Thp fighting for the Zenson bridgehead had been in progress since last-Thursday, the Italians keeping after the foe in order to regain the position, which always has been considered a menace to Venice. Heavy losses were inflicted on the enemy by the artillery and rifle fire by the Italians before he was forced to resist the stream: London, Jan. 2.-Th* probabil Ity c the Germans now, taking a vigorous offensive attitude on the western frtont was pointed out by Major General F. B. Maurice, ch ef director of military operations at the war office, In his weekly talk to the Associated Prim today. The public should be prepared, General Maurice said, for some Ia3?ee of both ground and men if the Germane attempt really determined offensive operations. They wouI'd not, however, be able to Inflict any such losses on the allies ae the latter had .Inflicted on the Germans during the past year, he declared. Full r Co-operation ow I Washington, *Jan. 2.'- American t ed and arrangements made to carry it troops are to be rushed 1o Europe in i out. as large and as constant a stream as is humanly possible; the. allied nations will so arrange their shipping as to These are the principal results, as they affect America, of the recent In-ter-aitied war council In Paris, an- ill '. i l r * * . ^ j � h - r- _ V F L I "l ".i I! * 1. , .I rerich Commissioner Te 11 U. S. People Determination Will Bring End Soon LRANCE SACRIFICING; EXPECTS US, TO DO SO provide the necessary transport: the Enounced today for the first time by merchant [Shipbuilding program rnunt | the state department. be rushed; there is to bo n closer co- | operation of all the co-belligerents to I present a single and united front to i | German autocracy; the part of th*e ! United States has been clearly defin- These recommendations, made by the American1 delegation, of v;hlch Col. J3. M. House, President Wilson's per- (COmiNVKD OX PAGE NINE) \n Atlantic Port, Jan. 1!.-Thn en-' I" al.'.-r.H are t^iering the hardest ind o; the war, but a period which '; I he Hi-host in decisive results "If t hnow how to play a good game,'' j its iRsiie will' he decided In the! It six months, according to Captain ' re Tardieu. French high commls-cr to iho I'nUad States, who re-*?d to this country yesterday. A New Year's Message to the People of Albe Many Subs Destroyed Year 917 Bolsheviki Not Satisfied-Defences on Fronts Are Being Strengthened COSSACKS GROWING IN FORCE NOW ' --Yi h r ft  - Em In Message to King Says Quebec Ready For Still Greater Wor� in War . SI STEELE Ottawa, Jan. 2,-The governor-general has forwarded to the King the following message received- from Hon. | P. E. Leblanc, lieutenant governor of ^ Quebec- "Quebec, Dec. 31, 1917: Sir,-I have the honor respectfully to request your! \ u excellency to convey to His Majesty, pje the King, on behalf oKmy cabinet rnvn- J per isters and of all the-inhabitants of the . 5t,.j province of Quebec, the expression ot,com our devoted attachment and loyalty j aarj to His Majesty's person and throne, j ajije and our earnest wishes for a happy t y\ci New Year for Their Majesties, 'the j 7 King and Queen and members of the mor * royal f*imi]y( and all His Majesty's sub- j etiua Government House, .Edmonton, Jan. 1. 1917. To the Feople of Alberta; As is ray wont, I desire to express vlth you the acknowledgement of the e commissioner first arrived In'hand of the Supreme Being in a con-country last May.'He returned to I tinuance of His beneficence manifest-ce in November a-ml his govern- j ed In so many ways towards the peo-derided to continue his official pie of this province In particular. I for a period or six months. desire to offer to you all my warmest ilo Captain Tardieu painted to (wishes for prosperity and true happl-ssibilUy of a strong German at- nes� h\ uJe year, upon which we are m the western front during this !now entering, and-hope that continued , he is "absolutely confident that \ success, good fortune, and good he another Verdun,- he declared i health, may bej.he lot of each one. moment. ' ! 1 rejoice that the past year, notwith- urgency of the 1 battle Is not on the battlefield^ told 10 the French, with corn-nkneas, what America e^-om them in thn way of re-s and new sacrifices. I am aek to explain here the neces-riflces that France and her expecting from America for 'standing some drawbacks, has been an enormous.econo- 1 on the wilolet a wonderfully successful fort was emphasized by the|onevttk have besn broken oft [by the Bolsheviki government' owinj; ! to the Oerman attitude in regard to | Poland and Lithuania and the enemy's I proposal that garrisons be retained at . Ubau. Piga and elsewhere, according ) to a telegram from Pctrograd to the ! Daily News. Cos3ack Troops Active v 1-onrion. Jan. 2.--Cossack troops nave occupied the town of Alexapdrovsk without opposition and the Bolsheviki garrison was disarmed, according to repairs from Petrograd. It is not stated which Alexandrovsk was captured. (There are several towns and villages in Russia named Alexandrovsk, but nearest to the Cossack territory are those in Kkaterlnalslav and in Stavropol ). Other Bolsheviki regiments are 1 said to have been disarmed by the Orenburg Cossack leader, Kazatin, who' returned the arms after the Bolsheviki swore never to fight against the Ukrainians and Cossack*. The Cossack commander at Rostov reports that the c "ft -1 L ; J f-1 - ^1 -is' k pi �V. 1 CP i'' -> j - 1 * r I: Bolsheviki have liberated a number o^'vv;^'-'-prisoners ,of war and armed them, pel'-.. B. G. Lieut Governor and Bud ' olphe Boudreati Also Knighted. jeots. On'this fourth recurrence dur-, army�Creasing day by day," Cap-1 ins the war of New Year's Day, I pledge pur province once more to a 'epntinued^a.nd determined participation in the struggle for that decisive victory which will insure to tbe world the, blessing of b, righteous and abiding peace, ^or tniswo light and pray, as ureu��u�u - humblt'imploring ttie great ruler of .rlist are Frank S> Barnard,Jieu- the .universe thfiit if it be Hie will, this ^flWftf nf British CbldmlJjaj, *vilbt6^i61is':pift&ce miy obme before the Rodolphe end Of the coming year, which will thus be as ^ve pray it nmy, the happiest of His > ajesty's reign. "(Signed^P, B. Leblanc, Lleui;enant-(iorernor.', j I/Onion, Cec � 31.-Among the Can-a^ianB m^ritldiied in the New Year's honor * taaanU governor o'f British Sth$0&4n: Safti"'Steele and Bodreau, clcrK of the Canadian, privy council, who are created Knights Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Sir F. S. Barnard, lieutenant governor of British-Columbia, is a brother of Senator Oeo. M. Barnard.- and at one time represented Cariboo in the House of Common*. He has also been mayor of\Victoria. He was born in Toronto in 1S5G. He is identified with nmny business interests in British Columbia. Sir RoAolpba Bodreau was born in l?oueet's Lauding, Que., in 1865. He is n brother of Lucien Bodreau, |M.P.P. for St. Albert in the Alberta Legislature. He ,became private secretary to Sir Wilfrid I^aurier in 1890, and in 1900 was appointed clerk of the privy council. .General Sir Samuel Steele was born ln.Sfracoe County, Ontario, and haa noen engaged in jnilitpry service of one form or another^since a young man. He served in the Fenian raid and in the Red River expedition of 1870. He joined the Mounted Police on its organization, as troop sergeant major and served all through the west in that force. He \g well Known in beth-l3ridgev having been located In Southern Albepta years ago. He served in, the rebellion of 1SS5 and led a force that quelled an Indian rising in the KootenayB at what is now known as Fort Steele. M the time of the South African, war"'"' he commanded Stfatlrcona Horse. He hag been ing .with the Canadian force in land during the war. the serv-Eng- RAI S REPULSED - r London, Jan. 2,-Several raids were made l>y U>e German forces Inst night on the British positions on the Belgian and/Arras fronts. The official statement issued by the war department today says that all the raiding parties were repulsed. F * Montreal, Jan. 2,-La Ct*oix, n paper circulating largely among Catholic clergy in Quebec and which argued in favor of the rupture of The confederation pact before the election, declares In its last issue that -the idea of a now Lower Canada composed of,Quebec and the three lower provinces is making good progress throughout the country. It asks �ftr Robert Borden, now that he nan the brutal force to do so, if he will put Into execution his war programme. He was authorized by the last-parliament to send 100,000 more men to the Eufopean butchery, svill he BtiH ask tot more when this* is all Bhed on the battlefields? It is to be feared that he will. "There is, however, a way of preventing thisr awful "work," adds the newspaper, "and that will be to exact the separation of Lower from Upper Canada' and to raise up a constitutional wall between Ontario and Quebec by allying ourselves to the Maritime provinces whose hearts heat in unison with our own, and who will join us In kicking out* the fresh ones lately arrived from the slums of London, and who, from the other side of the Ottawa, seek, to destroy us like the hideous serpent which, after bein'-warmed into life, raises against' its benefactor." tain 10 ra Th sloner tain Tl folio i He di lleved more done t Paris' der of comma "Off! is here. The fai patient, "In t you ha\ time you retired, to break him. It The d not shake' casion 10 tion of th more paw firmly det necessary children b those who peace, thos fix the con "I salute Ing to you efc for 191 again my and my full -Md in speaking of the 1 Ik; aiii.d forces, might retain his conunis-to the United States, Cap-11 declined to accept a port-raler Clemenneau's cabinet,-:, he said, because he b,e-j; hlns is more urgent and' savy than the work to' be h this commissionershlp." e to French Troops J,-In a New Year's or-y. General Petaln. French whief, says to his troops: subalterns, soldiers, 1 . 4 - 1 M'AJOR^GeW SIR SAM Commander of land St. George. St. 1 scarcity. " UriUl'Very .recently meat vas- fairly abundant though high in price, but a new ordisr iBBued by Lord Rhondda, the food^ontvoller, regulating fcfce price of \c'�ttle''on the basin of live weight/has eauseoy to refuse to sell their; beasts 'in' the' market, while^he butchera: inVs,pme3>laceS: complain they caiutot continue to sell at sche'dulod reWiV.'mP�a: ^ *T demanding^to" close' 'theyBhbps' unless the prices are reyliediv .� As^egjards the;oompjaint of the far* . [mere, Lord-Bnondia,h -! lits commi8sione'r)3^tb^c^mmande lie holding that this ipeaBpre;^wilHbB^u Xect. Tbtf food^atttVAUer-iaveQually account ivill-ho alt has ordered the p butcher exceeding All the largest ca day were greatly al supplies. At Lend where there^ was ^ hundred head, only fared; Conditions els ilar, including Linco ter, Exeter; Southanf At SmitUfield, Londo market, the supplies 1 smallest on niiHday. i prdBpe^&^p; t Kevance- of at on no rices and n of any i fixed. eta Tues-eir usual instance, for six were ot* ere sim-^^�Doncas-�Verby. ^*il meat [ere the, }\ tchers Nttm-area, losing eo tio ael and^St. George Brig. Gen. G. S, Cartwrlght (formerly of the Canadian Militia); Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Seely, (former' British secretary of state for war and now in the Canadian cavalry); Brig. Gen. Ernest Ashton; Brig. Gen. Hugh Dyer; BrJg. Gen. William Griesbach; Brig. Gen..Frederick Hill; Brig. Gen. James M&ebrlen; Brig. Gen. Charles Mac-jlaren; Col. John Armstrong; Col. Kenneth Cameron; Col. Wallace Scoti; Col. George Rennie; Col. Walter Watt; Col. Bernard Hepburn, M. P"; Lieut. Col. Howard Bodwell; Lieut, Col. Edouard Panel; Lieut. Col. John Amyot; Lieut. Cgi James Regan; 'Major George Wells, chaplain. Bar to the Distinguished Service Order Lieut. Col. John Mervyn Prower, Brig. Gen. John M. Ross. Distinguished Service Order. j Lieut. Col. Carlton Alien (Pioneers); 1 Lieut. Col. Thomas Anderson (Engineers) ; L'eut. Col. Alfred Bazin, (Medicals); Lieut. Col. Percy Bell (Medicals); Lieut. Col. V Glen Campbell (since deceased, Pioneers); Lieut. Col. Robert Clark, (mfantry); Lieut. Col. Fred Clarke (Railways); Lieut. Col. Fred Comslat (Artillery); Lieut, Col. James Cornwall (Railways); Lieut. CpI. James Davey (Medicals); Lieut. M3oL. Charles Dickson (Medicals); Lieut. Col. John Donnelly (Porreatry); Lieut. Col. Wra. Elkins (Artillery); Lieut. Col. James Eraser (Medicate); Lieut. Col. Atholl Griffin (Railways); Lieut." Col. Edwin Hanson (Ajrtillery) ; Lieut. Cql. William Harrison (Artillery); Lieut. Col. Chilton 'Hervey, (Railways); Lieu,t> Col. Charles Hill (Infantry); Lieut, George Johnson (Mounted Rifles); Lieut. Col. Leask (Medicals); Brig. Gen. Wm. Lindsay (Engineers); Lieut. Col. James McDonald (Railways); Lieut. Col. Win. Mackendrick (Engineers); Lieut. Col. Lawrence Martin (Railways).^ Lieut. Bryce, now Viscount Bryce. Lord Bertie of Thame hWbeen British ambassador to France since January 1, 1915. Sir Cecil was born la 1S59 and Lord Bertie was born in 1S44. Sir George Buchanan was born in 1S54 and was promoted ambassador to Russia ou November '23* 1D10. Is Confirmed _ Washington, Jan. 2. - The report from London that Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British ambassador to the United States will retire from his post here, was confirmed today in official circles, t burned but will recover. * to a Petrograd despatch to the TiniesV^ A'' All men of military age nre under; V ' I . . * arms and women and youths are bein& employed behind the fighting line^: Thousands -* -----' - -- army have who is now twenty thousand fleers. What Germany Will Demand London, Jan. 2.-Weltmand vitch, a ndu-Bolsheviki member of Russian delegation to Brest-Litpv�k according to an Exchange Telegraplv^^ despatch from Petrograd, says that tho German attitude in regard 'to ^the freeing of occupied Russian territories depends entirely on the relationship.^ of the jfiolsheviki government with tho - ::^f. Ukraine and the Cossacks. He adds that if the entente allies refuse to ne> f�f got late a general peace, Gerrnany will: not consider her declarations to The ambassador arranged to see Secretary of State Lansing this morning and it was' understood he would inform the secretary of .the change. The retiring of Sir Ceoft will not he followed by any change in British policy, it was said. NOT A FAILURE HarrJsburg, Penna., Jan. 2.-Fire of mysterious origin, starting In the paint shop, damaged the plant of the Har-j risburg Pipe and Pipe Bending company early today to the extent of several hundred dollars, The plant Is engaged largely in the manufacture of four-inch shells for the United States government, and hundreds of these in ; Bolsheviki binding. r the last stages of completion were de-. Pavlovitch thinks that Germahg stroyed. The workmen were badly certainly will demand the. evacuation * ...... of Mesopotamia, Arabia and.Palestine- for the freeing of Belgium and occu-' pled French territory/ and, if thejfpuc* ! cesses of the central powers iu;italy j continue, also will demand the return of Tripoli. ^ . Recognize Finnish independence.., Petrograd, Jan. 2.-The Bolsheviki news agency announces thai^the cdun* oil of people's commissioners1 lias/de.- The fire was preceded by an explosion, hut officials of the plant say the investigation now being contracted has not revealed that it was due to incendiaries. � v _ 4 TRIED SUICIDE L � � � * L \ � \ A J I f .Edmonton, Dec. 31:-Although it is' oided to recommend to th'eVeoun'cil pt 1 eight days since Carl Sternberg was workmen's and soldlers^deiegates re-Calgary, JDec, 31.-The .tax certifl-' found at the Cardiff coal mine with cognition of ^the ipolitlcaHridependence : qate scheme is far from a failure. To- rf three bullets in his body, and he has! of the repuolie of Finland; A special ' gether with the mayor I believe that since" been lying" in, the Mlsercordiaj commission has been^appolnted^ tp; Hospital in a critical'condition, there: take measures for ;the. separation* o� is uo .visible change in the man's con-j Finland from Russia^ . it has not yet had a fair show," said j City Treasurer Mercer Monday. Mr. j Mercer'; added that to date approximately $130,000 had been taken in under *he .tax certificate sales, and that"the department -was raakidg sales daily. . ' y' (CONTINUED .ON PAGE SIX). VyEATHBR dltion. Sternberg claimed at first �that he had been shot by another, person, but stated subsequently tb.-j& prpyinc-; ial police guard ifbfitrfie h'a4 comnift-J ted the act himself". ^ V 1 gram - \ 1** r To the.'Poople of Alberta- The province of Alberta has agalu beep, blessed with.-an, abundant.harvest, for which our people' Bhould be, and are; grateful to a beneficent idence:' { AVesho th\B Unmii^mgV*'" ppteciate that H1 gh not only of the pressingVvneed for increased production hfext: slaaspn, but ot the absolute necessity of: practicing rigid economy Jg; tVp^enjt faji our '^^^^^^Y^Q^ surplus \lg*tl*. successful of�th|v war. ^ � hML liillil m ^ � (- r-  > * A 4 t  � fl tit 4 * -.- 1 V J I - -. -h -� 1 Fq re fast: Fa I r ^ a n d m 1 (d f * i > 11 ! i- f W r - I ^ . Better Bo UALL InUtuv, vv� * '^a commerviWM ^0 government 0 (en^^^Jb^^itli a WT 1 - bus Jeiuit and brother of the iate/6U,,,,,,, v din.ali; speaking for war economy 884k to .'speajc to yPlii; W^. that altliough a priest ^nmn atlll, and wca,to IMS between. ro.6an^..a,.,. E V*- .� I n 1* -. wm 1. r 1'. r ;