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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LK'riIBniDCrI':;.ALi3EHTA, TMIIF^SDAY, ,IA\UAI\Y 3, 1018 NUMHKi^ 19 BIG VICTORY FOR FR Took More Pnsoneis From Huns Than They Had Men Engaged Telegraph Briefs RAIDERS REPULSED Londdii, ,(un. '"HoHtili; viiidlnR parlicjH were reiiiilsetl last iifi;lit yoiilh ami Houtliwest of LahasHce, Iravlii); ii First Draft Called Up; Men Go Into Barracks Today; All Works Well MANY GERMANS LEFT � ' few prIsniiorB iii our handB," Uio war DFAD ON THE FIELD office reports. "The onomy nrtlllery uunu .howcd conBlderablo activity -luring the nlghl east of Ppehy." Italian Hettdfiuarlor.s in Northern Italy. .Ian. 2.-(By tlie A.MBorlatert Press)-The li-rench in their renciit 8ii(:co3afiil operation on Mont Toniba (�aptureil inoro prlsonf;rrt than they ITALIAN LOSSES Rome, Jan. S.-Knomy submnriuca during the week ending Docamber aSi aiink one- Italian steamef of more than l.COO tons and one sailing vcnsel of had .men engnKod, according to H'vet- ^^^^ ^^^^ j^^^^ etnamera which were attaclictl manag;oU to escape. (�ran officer Avho wUnc^ir.od the tight. From the top of a nearby hill he sav/ the Prennli attack and .ifterwards aaw tho prlsonorK, cans, and booty brought 0 FRENCH SHIPS 3UNK i'l- - Paris, Jan. 3,-Nlile French 'It was ft record making tight in- chant sh'pa of more than 1,800 ton.-i many respects," ho declared. "Junt v.'ere sunk by submarines or mines ,,, , .,,,., , during the week ending December 211. think, the French took more prlaonors -fj^ore Was no loss of vessels under than they had men engaged, which Is 1,600 tons or of fishing ahfpa. r�o among tho records In military annals, i attacks on Btoal&ei-s failed. Ottinvn, ,)ai). 3,-Tho first draft of men under I lie .Mlfftary Hnrvice Act Joined the colr.rn today, RnporlM- re-celvorl hcio from all polntK indicate tiiat arriuii;�inentH are workiiiK Kuuiotlily and without hitch. Tho men arc reportluK for duty In dally halclies aK refiuired by rOKlHtercd notlccn sent out by thi! district rcgLstrarn anil will be taken on strength of tho depot bat-l.'.ilonn as rapidly a,i they con he handled and ennlppcd. Publication of tlic exact number of men called out In the first draft Is regarded as inadvisable from the mili- tary point of view, but it i.^i understood to be in excess of tumily thousand. Fi. Ibor drafts will be called out a.i military nocossltles rciinin;. Under tho provisions cf the Mlllt.'cry Service Act, llie total number to be called np I.; limited to inn,Or;,J, accomplish,l^rt. �- ^^J?,;^ Insignificant loss-less than .=iO0 men -The 5th Austrian division, which �vvaK tho one attacked, is considered a good righting organlzirtoa, but the Austrians were accustomed to tightloB nussluns and Rumaniana and this was the frst time they had nid the highly trained French troops. The result was that rawness and uniilsciplino repulsed completely." fiwept away before discipline and training. "When the prisoners were brought In I never saw a more miserable, pitiful, starved lot of Holdlcre. Thoy looked 1,'ko the riff raft from the"8Tums oir some his city. Hvtn thu officers nppearad undertod and under clothed and' 1 saw only-one \vltl\ o vjliQle pair of hreechn.v.' ^ "When the officers wore lined up there ivoro 42 Austrians and two Qcp innna; The Austrians wure told Jhey vould receive the usual treaTment given officers and gentlemen, but the two Germans wore told plainly thit thoy would receive exactly the same treatment given French officers In (lormany. The group of Austrian officers' was Impressed greatly at this and openly declared their hatred of the Germans. A little later we heard the Austrian soldiers chnoriug and It turned out they were cheeiing their French captors," want u.-8. blacklist fjondon, Jan. 3.-a heavy demand in Loudon for copies of the American "Blacklist" has developed the fact that the names of a number of representa-were ' tives oS! British firms in Soitth America o(;i),0(iO tons actually. ,'!-During the balance of the war and for some time thercHfter the construction of Htqel .'iVips In Canadian yards, for foreign registry v.lll not be permitted, i-The construction of three different kinds of ships Is �.iriilcr conslderu-tlon. One type will c:Djnprlse vessels of approximately tons, another' typo of vessels from .'i.ouo to 7.000 tons, and another, vessels of about S,000 -to 10,000 tons. r>-The Kovernmenr l.s negotiating for the construction in Canada of millH for the rolling of ships' plates and shajjes to provide ma.vimum requirements. I Bolshevik! Have Definitely Refused German Peace Terms- Hope to F-\aise Army of Three Million Men to Send Against the Germans on Eastern Front-In Meantime Ukrainians Are Active Against Bolsheviki. GREAT EXCITEMENT IN GERMANY OVER REFUSAL OF THE RUSSIANS Petrograd, Jan.':(,-Tho HolHliovIki Iiiiiidf.srat, undf^ tlio presidency of foreign minister, l>oon Trolzky, do-j Count Von Dandl, di.scnsscd the R>is- are on the list. Hence, the American consul general and other American officials here have been asked for de talU. mmmw Will Participate Now in Fighting on Continually In-^ ^ creasing Scale Abe in roY(\l palace Madrid, Jan. 2,-Fire hroHtf cut In the roj�al palace at I-. Some of the newspapers declare Um lirlllsh public would bo gratified, "lif they v/ero permitted to knoi,y the Ue tails coHcorhlns tho hoavy ifrrivals pi American troops in Great Drltain and Krnhce. In this connoctvon the offic- SAYS dUEBEC ISOIAIFO IN JUSTICE AND RIGHI /----, Catholic Organ Says French-Canadians Have Always Been In This Position Winnipeg, Jan. 3,-An urgent and Irfimedlate demand has been made by the Cp.nadian authorities in conjunction with the United States fuel ad-rainlstratiou, to speed up the'transpor-tatiop and unloading of coal cars. The movement involves a new slogan: "Put a war punch Into car movement," Pfir-Hcrial effort with railroads, shippers and coKgignees Ik urged that they may exert extraordinary efforts tor the quick handling and unloading of cars, it is designed to make it unpopular for any one to delay unloading a coal car or otherwise do'lay car movement. Consignees are asked to get their cars unloaded even If they have to work nights, Sundays and holidays; anything to empty and move cars promptly. One of the appeals issued roads: 'Kvery hour you delay unloading coal cars adds to the he.TVy burden America Is carrying. Every moment you save helps-your country. Please keep your coal cars on the jump." The railroads are urged to keep the supply of company fuel cars down to a minimum; to give preference to coal \ cars, and to expedite the movement df' loaded cars to destination and the ro-turn of empty cars by giving proferen-1 tlal movement by the nioet direct' route. Mine operators are urged to load their cars to full axle capacity; to leave no cars unloaded at the close ONiWPROBLMS Ottawa, Jan. 3.-a sub-committee of the reconstruction committee of the cabinet counill will, it Is understood, shortly take up consideration of labor problems, especially with regard to tho cf-fest of the war on relations bs-tween employer and employed and incidental questions.... The subcommittee w,lll ,t;3 presided over by Senator Robertson, minister without portfolio. fvlAJOR LEE REDMAN A veteran of tho present war and successful Unionist candidate in Hast Calgary. England to be on Rations London, Jan. 3.-Compulsory rationing is to be put into effect in England soon, it was announced of-tlclally today. BE Montreal, Jan. 3.-L'Actlon Catho-llque, the organ of the church In tho city of Quebec, dlsousBlng the vote of this province In the general electiona, says; "liave the French Canadians been Isolated? revived universal dlEcn.s(,sion in Petrograd of a resumption of fighting svitli a greatly reduced army, probably three million men, I'^ven the nio,>il radical Bolsheviki and the most ardent peace advocates have been aroused by the German position. "'They declare that a resumption of hostilities imminent and n\J^ press the belief that It is possible to raise and make effeciive a small army. Ukraine Ultimatum, Petrograd. Jan, -A dispatch from Kiev reports that the Ukranlan gov-c:iiment has sent an ultimatum to the Bolsheviki demanding that they with-Idraw their troops within 24 hours and ! Ktiile whether they consider themselves at \yar or at peace with Ukraine, Shipment;! of sugar and grain to northern Russia hnvo boeu cut off, _^ Korniloff Alive and Kicking Petrograd, Jau, 2,-The Gernian.s reported to have transferred 300,-000 crvlllan I'olts and Lithuanians , frocibly to Germany. Gen. Knruiloff; former conimandor in chief and one of the loaders of tho movement against the Bolsheviki, has arrived in the district of the Don Con-sacks. (The death of Gen. Kornlloff was reported unofficially on Tuesday). The members of the former Russian governments who are under arrest in the fortress of St, Peter and St, Paul have abandoned their hunger strike. Excitement In Germany London, Jan. 3.-The situation created by the hitch' In the Brest-Lltovsk negotiations, dispatches from Amsterdam reflecting news from Berlin show, has aroused the activities of the rulers and politicians of Germany and Austria-Hungary, Kroperor WlUlara yesterday had in joint audience, Chancellor Von Hcrt-Hng, Field Mar.shal Von lllndenburg, General Y^n l-iudeudorff, Finance Minister Von Rodern and Foreign Secretary Von Kuohlmann; The foreign affairs committee of the German ."Mbert from the various branches of his govornraent and made public here 1 of heavy artillery are on tho. way from today by the Belgian legation: "May 1918 be tho year of Justice and reparation," declared Premier BrocquoviUc. on behalf of the cabinet, "May the King enter his capital as a victor, and may he after these years of suffering enjoy a long reign of glory and prosperity." i "The bond uniting Belgium with the of the day; to turntsh prompt billing allies," said Count Goblet D'Allvlelle, Instructions;-and Invoice and shipping representing tho senate, "is growing notice ahead so thaf arrival may ho ever'closer and the conviction Is more anticipated and arrangements perfect-, felt that with them we are bound to ed for prompt unloading. The aim la to save ten per cent la car handling. ' he dangerous? J Instance, and look over some of our ------- . historic pages since 1769 'and we will lency of the American transportation see that we have always been Isolatod. organization is highly complimented.'',We vrfsre Isolated iiftor llie Treaty of Paris, wlien a liandtul of buroaucrata hastened from Loudon' toMnonopollze uowisr and patronage. Then again In '791 in what Is called our first parlla-ii\ant when tho Biiitllnh speaking raoni-\ti)r8 formed a hloc against' us at the ^irst' soBsIon, Wo were again laolnlod VI1812 w.heu W8 wer Polish promiec, .'^orcign Secretar;.' Von Kiielilniiinn's relnrn lo Hresl-Lll--ovnk. after a hurried visit to Berlin, is snld to have created a sniprise, as did Ills conference with reichatag loaders wlu) were summoned suddenly. All Leaders Present. Leaders of ail parties wore present at (lie c.-)ii?erence, according to Information in .Amsterdam and tl\cy informed Di: Von Kuohlmann that they adhered ,stroiiffly lo tin.' demand that the retch-slag he .summoned as speedily as possible. It is expected that the demand win bo discussed at Thursday's, scs-sloti of the relchstai; in committee which Chancellor Von llertllng will attend. Outspoken Speeches. The feature of tho conference is said to have been Ih.o outspoken speeches of Philip Sclieidomaiin apd Friedrich Kbert. for tlu? official Socialists and Hugo KassG for the Independent Socialists. Tiicy are credited with hay-  ing told Von Kuehlmann that his attitude in tile Russian ne.i^otiatlons was prejudicial to, peace. They told him tl\al-to say one day that Germany wanted no Russian territory and to say tho next day that It v;antod virtually ill! territory occupied by Ge,r-luan troops Justified entente statesmen in dcclinins to place confidence In the word of Germany's leaders. Tho foreign secretory's an id. however, lo have raatle "complete explanation." Instructions. ' Tljo Ltipzlg Vull