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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta i-^B if* Jln a .1 M J_: ISA* a- K i.- i - 1 I - 1 t 7 y .hi * >F Volume xl \ a-aa^ P - �*� - lethbridge; .alberta, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918 NUMBER 19 o- Took More Prisoners From Huns Than They Had Men Engaged \ MANY GERMANS LEFT Telegraph raiding RAIDERS, REPULSED London, Jan. ' 3.-"Hostile parties were repulsed last night south amUaouthwest of Labassee, leaving a ~ mtm tNYtow prisoners in our hands," the war DEAD ON THE FlbLD ' office reports. "The enemy artillery ' chowed considerable activity during the night east of #pehy." Italian Headquarters in Northern Italy, Jan. 2.-{By the Associated Press)-The French in their recent successful operation on Mont Toraba captured more prison;,-T than they had .men engaged, According to a veteran officer who, witnessed the fight. r From the top of a nearby hill he flaw; escape. the French attack and afterwards saw' -:- the prisoners, guns, and booty brought ' 0 FRENCH SHIPS SUNK in, ~ Paris, Jan. 3.-tflrie French "It fl-na a record making fight In-i chant sh'ps of more than , , . . . j �/t, . "were sunk by submarines many respects," he declared. "Just ' ITALIAN LOSSES Rome, Jan. S.-Bnomy submarines during the week ending December 2$ sunk oneMtalian steamer of more than 1,500 tons and one sailing venae! of less than 100 tons. Two steamers which were attacked managed to First Draft Called Up m -J - 1 f>d Men Go Into Barracks Today; Works Ottawa, Jan. 3.-Tho first draft of men under iho Miliary Snrvice Act joined the colors today. Reports- received here from all points indicate 1 that arrangements are working Hinoothly and without hitch. Tho men are reporting for duty In dally batches as required by registered notfeen sent out by the district registrars and will be taken on strength of tho depot bat-ifiifona. as rapidly as they can be handled and equipped. Publication of the exact number of men called out in the first draft is regarded as inadvisable from the mili- tary point of view, but i'- is understood to be in excess of twenty thousand. Fu-lher drafts will be called out a* military necessities require, lender tho provisions cf the Military Service Act, Hie total number to b�- called up i,> limited to 100,0f!G. 250 Called From Montreal Montreal, Jan. 3.-The full nuota of men called up'for service, under the Military Service Act, which was put into force here today were all in barracks by eleven-thirty. The men called numbered two hundred and fifty, and about fifty more than expected to sign up. No trouble was reported. ft \ o 9 ram think, the French took more prisoners than they had men engaged, which is among the records In military annals. They also captured their first Austrian prisoners, which is1 another milestone for them as heretofore they had captured only Germans. ."In addition to the 1,400 prisoners "we counted 560 dead on the ground and no one knows how many more were In the caverns and under bushes. The perfect French military system enabled them to accomplish this with insignificant loss-loss than 500 men. -The 5th Austrian division, which was the one attacked, is considered a good fighting organiztrton, but the Austrians were accustomed to fighting Hussians and Rumanians and this was the f'rst time they had mot the highly trained French troops. The resulr was that rawness and undiscipline were swept away before discipline and frajnlng. -''/When the .prisoners were brought in.I never saw-a more miserable, pit-, ifuij'starved, lot of soldiers. They' looked I?|iojthe Tiff raff from thetTums of som^xbjfe: city. Even the, officers mer- \ 1,600 ton.? ' or mines � during the week ondlng December 29.' There Was no loss of vessels under 1 1,600 tons or of fishing ships. Two attacks on steamers failed. ARTILLERY FIGHTING ; Paris, Jan. 3. - "Heavy artillery fighting occurred during the night, especially on the Alsne front, in the re-Eton of Landricourt and Cavaliers De , Courey, in the sector of Maisons De > Champagne, and on the right bank of j I the Meuse," says today's official re-' : port. "Two enemy raids, one south of Oise, the other near CaruIIIet, were repulsed completely." WANT LU-8. BLACKLIST London, Jan. 3.-A heavy demand in London for copies of the American "Blacklist" has developed the fact that the names of a number of representatives of British firms in SouTh America are on the list, Hence the American consul general ahd * other American officials here have been asked for detail*. Ottawa, Jan. 3.-Canada under union government is launching upon a vigorous policy for the construction of ships. Hon. C. C. Ballantyne, minister of marine and naval alfair3, today gave out a statement, the salient points of which are as follows: 1-The government, carrying out a pro-election statement of policy, has decided to utilize to their utmost capacity all existing shipyards in Canada in the production of modern steel cargo steamers. 2-TKe productive capacity of the yards is estimated at from 250,000 to 300,000 tons actually. | 3 the presidency of Jiandl, discussed the Rus-siumium at the. chancellor's pal-('hajKcUor Von Herding had a long c.�n\gallon with Admiral Von Tiiplfz. the former minister of marine, and Kmperor Charles received in audiwc, prof. Kuecharzevski, the Polish premier. Foreign Secretary central powers that iho meeting place j Von Kuehlmann'a return to Brest-Lit-'- SPEED UP GA . ARE iN ROYf\L PALACE ->>IadHd, Jan, 2.-4^ire hroHtf cut in the rowal palace^,at' La Grarija at li o'clocV^-this.vnrririing vaud before it could be checked jt had spread to a nearby church, which with the palace 'Whori the officers were lined up therefore 42 Austrians and tw:o,Gci-nianS^he Austrians were tdld^jney Afquld-Vec^ive'' the usual tretftment given officers and gentlemen, but the two Germans were told plainly that they would receive axactly the same treatment given French officers in Germany. The group of Austrian officers1 was impressed greatly at this .... and openlv declared their hatred of! trlct yesterday. Fwtt mil fill the seat the Germans. A little later wo heard 'vacated in the state wnate by Frank the Austrian soldiers cheering and it turned out they were cheering their French captors." , *'AMERICA;F1R8T" VICTORY ' Milwaukee; Mb., Jan. 3. - Louis Fons, Republican* running on-an "America Firat Pl&Uora," defeated Edmund A. Melm�, Socialist, in a special election in the eighth atnatorlal dis- Heguso who v� expelled last spring by the le�i�laUre for an alleged disloyal remark Fona' victory is considered a utate widc Tictory for Am-ericanlim. . MAJOR J^EE REDMAN A Veteran of the present war and successful Unionist candidate in East Calgary. England to be Rati ions Making it Exceedingly Hot Now For Anyone To Delay Cars / Enroute � r fit Ottawa,. Jan. 3.-A sub-committee of the' reconstruction commit- ha tee of the cabinet council wilt, it is u nderstood^shortly take up considerafelom%f labor problems, e3pectally-,i.wit>iv;regard to the effect of the^ war on relations be-tween^erifi^ and employed and InciderrtaY' qucsrtwns.^The subcommittee ->yjll -pfesfded* over by Senator Robertson, minister without portfolio. London, Jan. 3.-Compulsory rationing is to be put into effect in England soon, it was announced officially today. FAITH Iff ALLIES Will Participate Now in Fighting on Continually Increasing Scale * POTATO SURPLUS St. Paul, "Minn,, Jan. 3.-A. V. Wilson, state food administrator, speaking before the member of the Minnesota farm bureau association yesterday declared there was a surplus of from 40,000,000 to 100,000,000 bushels of potatoes In the United: States, / Catholic Organ Says French-Canadians Have Always Been In Thii Position Toronto, Jan. 3.-A Mail and Empire cable from London says: 'Allusions in the weekly ntatement of Secretary of War Baker, which,is now'furnished to,-the British presto the operations of Americans on the French front, are 'construed by| rlie London papers to indicate thati the Americans are beginning to lake charge of a definite sector ofrhe fighting front and henceforth will participate on a continually increasing scale In the operations which was v-ot expected here for a considerable tinip. Some of the newspapers declare fee British public would be gratified, they were permitted to know the dp tails concerning the heavy Arrivals oil he dangerous? Let hs look back, for Montreal, Jan, 3.-L'Action Catho-lique, the organ of the church in the city of Quebec, discussing the vote of this province in the general elections^ says; "Have the ITrehch Canadians been Isolated? i press the belief that it is possible to I raise and make effective a small army. Ukraine Ultimatum. Petrograd, Jan. 2.-A dispatch from Kiev reports that the Ukraniau gov-, p-rnment has, sent an ultimatum to the' Bolsheviki demanding that they withdraw their troops within 24 hours and state whether they consider themselves at war or at peace with Ukraine. Shipments of sugar and grain to nor-thern Russia have been cut off. Korniloff Alive and Kicking . Petrograd, Jan. 2.-The Germans are reported to have transferred 300,-000 civilian Poles and Lithuanians j frocibly to Germany. y j Gen. Korniloff; former commander in chief and one of the leaders,of tho movement against the Bolsheviki; has �L F + r - �� V- %a y ' r � k Si. I Are Speeding up Aircraft Building to Keep Pace With ^ the U. S. nvsk. after a hurried visit to Berlin, is said to have created a surprise, as did iiis conference with reichstag leaders who wore summoned suddenly. All Leaders Present. Leaders of all parties were present at the conference, according to informal lion in Amsterdam and they informed Dr. Von Kuchlmaun that they adhered strongly to the demand that the retch-slag he summoned as speedily'as possible. It is expected that the demand will be discussed at Thursday's^ scs- ; sion of the reichstag in committee which Chancellor Von Hertllng will attend. Outspoken Speeches. The feature of the conference is said to have been tho outspoken speeches of Philip Scheidemann aad Friedrich fibert, for the official Socialists and Hugo Hasse for the independent Socialists. They are credited with having told Von Kuehlmann ihat his attitude in the Russian negotiations was prejudicial to, peace. They told him . that-to say one day that Germany wanted no Russian territory and to say the next day that it wanted vlr-tuaUy rill territory occupied by Ggr- � man troops justified entente states-;J: meu in declining to place confidence;'^ in the word of Germany's leaders. The foreign secretary is said, however, to have made "complete ,fexp^nation;M : instructions. * . . '.. v.- ^Tt^ Leipzig Volks �eitung, the.lead- l^'M Irtg 'independent Socialist newspaper*; rnmmnhtinff nn tlin Tlrdaf-LitOVSic>Sit^^; U'X - - M arrived in the district of the Don Ooa-, ^ . ^ . , T ,tMTM; * sacks. (The death of Gen. Ifornilofr commenting on ^^^^^i^V 1*^ ,,rtffi�iniiv mi t'itochqvi uation and the activities ot Von Kuehl- Faith Unshaken That Their Country Will Soon Be Restored to Them supply of company fuel cars down to , a minimum; to give preference to coal j cars, and to expedite the movement oV loaded cars to destination and the ve-f turn of empty cars by giving preferen- j tial movement by the most direct roiftte. Mine operators are urged to' load their cars to full axle capacity; to leave no cars unloaded at the close j of the day; to furnish prompt billing instructions;-and invoice and shipping notice ahead so thaf arrival may he anticipated and arrangements perfected for prompt unloading. The aim is to save ten per cent in car handling. x Year's greetings received by King Albert from the various branches of , , his government and made public here Ioi heavy artillery are on the way from London, Jan. 3.-As showing that the pretended German disregard for the entry of the United States into the war J� feigned, the Reuter correspondent at British headquarters quotes an official German army order as follows: "The recent entry of America into the war compels our higher command to form a considerable number of new aircraft units." The order proceeds to urge the officers to promote the utmost number of transfers of officers to the flying corps for necessary training. The correspondent adds that prisoners are unanimous in stating that large foroes was reported unofficially on Tuesday). Tho 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.  - Emperor William yesterday had in' joint audience, Chancellor Von Hert-jling. Field Marshal Von Hindenbnrg, General ypn Ludeudorff, Fiuauce Minister Von Rodern and Foreign Sec--retary Von Kuehlmami^ .The foreign affairs committee of the German h 1 adi the ho\ Judge � the r ... DENIED NEW TRIAL. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec 2.9. Booth, -!in federal court-today denied antl motion tbr hew trial tor Jacob O. Ban- new jitall, SocJalisV nominee for?Governor P*ac 1 Petrograd, Jan. 3.--Eleven hundred machine guns and a quantity of ammunition were fc destroyed .and approximately twenty persons1 were killed as the result of the mysterious fire and explosion today in a military depot in the Gutuyevsky, bas^n, in Petrograd. ? today by the Belgian legation: "May 1918 bo the year of justice and � reparation," declared Premier Brocqueville, on behalf of the cabinet, "May the King enter his capital as a victor, and may he after these years of Buffering enjoy a long reign of glory and prosperity." "The bond un:tiug Belgium with the allies/' said Count Goblet D'Allvielle, representing the senate, "is,growing ever'closer and the conviction is more felt that.with them we are bound to fall or to win-to win so as to bring about a peace which wijl not make the dreadful hardships infl.'cted upon our country. Then we shall go back, led by our king into a liberated Belgium." j "On this day," read the message from the chamber of deputies, "we Belgians are entertaining the ffrm hope that the Almighty will grant during the now year the restoration of Belgium in conformity with the claim of mankind's conscience asserting itself ever more forcibly throughout the world."' ~f the Russian front. TO SAVE Paris, Jan. 3.-Three drastic measures for the conservation of food and other supplies have been decided upon by the minister of provisions,Wictor j Borel. All.shops of confectioners and pastry cooks are to be closed. Re-____ _ strictlons will be placed on restaur- read the message � ailts which charge high prices to pre- 1 vent them from outbidding the more popular establishments in purchasing supplies affd the private use of automobiles will D9 prohibited. These measures wJU be put into effect as. soon as the senate,p'asses the bill, already voted by the chamber of deputies, which confers on the minister power to enforce his decrees by tha infliction of penalties. ' \---,---- I Toronto, Jan. 3.-It was announced this'.afternoon after an important conference of the Liberal delegates here that William Proudfoot, K.C., member for Centre Huron, was unanimously elected as leader of tha Liberal members in the Ontario legislature during the coming session. After the session a general party convention will be held at which a permanent leader will be appointed. t 1 A Pacific Port, Jan. j}.-Failure (of the Toyo Kissen Kaisha Steamship company to receive further word from its freighter, the Shinyo Maru Number two, afire iji the Pacific, Jed officials Chicago, Jan. 3.-Approximately $ifty per cent of passenger trains operating west, northwest and southwest out of Chicago will be eliminated, if tentative [�plans made by railroad committees are "put Into '.effect, it was announced to-day; Definite announcement as to what course the railroads will take will be made known -in a few days, it was-said. mann and the government, says: �* Germany's Real Aims. "Germany now reveals her eastern . peace terms. Everybody in Germany, C Russia and the entente countries now knows that she is not aiming at a' just . peace*without-annexutions and indeni- * '3: nities such as Von Kuehlmann .de- ,'; picted, but at a peace providing for an . enormous increase in Germany's tinlli-' tary, political and economic strength. Those intentions must strengthen the war will of the entente. Germany in-, tends really to annex all territories -x-y\& she now liolda. Her excuse that the populations of these territories �.have.; declared their willingness to be.sev-ered from Russia is untrue. Individ-;, uals may have'done so, but they al-ways have been irresponsible, acting' on some German suggestion.*' ' Refuse passports . . r-" Petrograd, Jan. 3.-Replying to -the Russian protest, the German for; minister, Dr. Von Kuehlmann, }ias, cqn firmed Germany's refusal to isa'ueipass- -y^.^ ports to Hugo Haase, Goorge.Ledebo and Carl Kautsky, Socialists, who sired to go to Stockholm to; attend an^:;;;;^ unofficial ��eace conference! Or^;^o^^|^ Kuehlmann stated this refusal' shp^'ict! '^ not be interpreted as an act In oppoWr: tion to tho movement for peace.^The^ v German governinent believed, he;.Bald^! ; S that the passage of peace negotiation^^-might be hindered by an- unofficia^con-ic A small delega-^ tion of delegates* 'from, the Petrograd, Jan. 3. elected to the constituent' as arrived in Petrograd- today and-der-; mauded an answer fromJhe councllVp^;' ^ people's commissioners as to when::ihe^i:^^ constituent assembly would' opeh. conference of all parties'except; the:;V ;':,n'^ Bolshevik, from which tiie., ip^mlclerBXv.;^ of the Lett of the Socialist Revolution^ ^ !;,.of MJpnesota in 1910, who was sen tenced to.pne year in j*.\il for obstruct J jig the selective draft. 1 Seven'day^^ ! siatn suggestion " '* *'*'� ^ be Continued in fdrably at Stockholm; the delegate! - f that had reached here. ^ . The sieamer, 'which left here Decern. y WEATHER 60 35 Fair and mMcL INCREASE USE FROZEN FISH Ottawi^aiv 3^-The food contrqUer, , through the fishi committee of his office, is,starting a--campaign to Increase the use In Canada of frozen -f|sh. This effort will be: part of the;4arger cani-paigri to'�'ih^^^'coh'su.iiiptibn of all kinds/of fishVin order to11 release beef, bacon' and other,! meats for exports to Uj.e allies. the conference wllfrestim^ts^BSsU^ at the. appointed time. " Cbuht^er^'f^g nin, the.,;; Austi;orHtmgarian.; f ?preig;n >0� ministeW departed from morning, ^accompanied, by of diplonaats. The Turldsh^delegation-'Sm set forth from-; Constantinople "^6^ -> "r&\ (r.r:y jaV J f- ^ i ' ( la. Rome, Jan. 3,-"On the ^whole front," says the of f I c I a | st at ^rp e nt ' issued today by t h e It a i i an 'y�?ar iof- , flee," there has been /nothingJoV* Importance to TepbrtC/'VOin^u'w-',' day night, epemy ajfmen,/dropped bombs oru Castel Fran?o^Vsnuto, obtaining two dlroet^httB^on&two\� � hospitals. Eighteen ,patisntft-v.weref killed/' . '. -:" iig terms Germany's hypocrUicalifeaceJI^; proposal, asserting that the, ;govei'n-.^^. hient jpj-iinii'jaQinwAviforKl^vniilViivtin1}^ consenT that if tt to free Polish and; 1 * * - * - ;