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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .� � r ^ A. F n. L -/ h I 'Ubfi'r^ Leader in Germany ** HaritfcGut Some Camou- rlage. on Situation , U. S. WILL NOT BE A DETERMINING FACTOR v Magra^h, Jan. 4,-\?ord was received this morning that Geo. Baxter, whose parents live here was wounded and-missing since Nov. 6, Geo. 'lKfacjief. wa� well-known here, ind tdrmdrly lived at Lethbridge. ? > * * * ^e:*^ o  * * 4 The Hague, Jan. 4.-The German Liberal loader, Gustav Strasmahn, rcy viewing, the events of 1917, the Ham-burgiache correspondent comments on thes$irst ploveu months of the ruthless submarine warfare and America's entrance into the world conflict. He asserts that it is a mistake to' consider Amerlca's^whr declaration as' a result 3 ' 250*000 Failed To Register But Many Have Joined And Some Aliens ^ Washington, Jan. 4.--Fifty thousand read slackers in the United States is of the raUilesB submarine campaign ! Provost Marshal General Crowder's and that if Germany's diplomacy had-estimate In his report to Secretary of not been sd'ciumsy, President Wilson . Wir Baker. That calculation sup-could never halo counteracted the I poses that ten men' in each registration strong pacifist movement. f district have escaped service without Ottawa/Jan. 4;r-The new shipbuilding: programme.-s% forth by Hon. C. C. Ba'llarityno, mutjjjttor sof marine, Involves a'furth'er, step l&wards govern- J J 4 ment; ownership^ A n expenditure is contemplated ofj. from fifty to sixty million dollars pjir year on ocean-going cargo vesfeels to"be built, owned and operated by government, federal own-- ,ershlp of' the National Transcontinen- C. A. Magrath, Fuel Control- tal, the Intercolonial and the Canad- � ' Ian Northern Railways Is to bo sup- plemented by government ownership of ocean transport. For a time the now vessels may be chartered to responsible persons, rates to be regulated by government, but after the war the vessels will form the connecting-link between the Canadian -o---- . ler, Arranges for ome Emergency Shipments SHOULD DEVELOP OUR OWN RESOURCES . Herr Sti'asmann says that Germany's overtures ti Mexico had more to do being caught. with the -Washington declaration of War than the snhimarlne campaign, just WliilPia few morevthan 260,000 of the more than 4;000,000 registered men . failed to appear when called for ex-as Luxburg's telegrams did more harm ! amination, Gen. Crowder estimated in antagonizing the South American' states than the sinking of South American ships..,-- ~ Anierictt's entrance into the war %as co*nipllcated tlie situation, Hen* Stras-manu says, but tJUe people are mistaken In believingthat America has secured a turning of the war current In favor of the. entente. Nine months have passed without any considerable American army  arriving on the battlefield, he. asserts, and the pacifist feeling Is now growing beyond Wilson's con'trol, the election in Nc\w York being cited as^pronf of this. Herr Stras-niann concluded that no one can con-test Germany's military victory and im that it only- remains for Germany to f % ifijpure a diplomatic victory. that 85,000, of, them have gone into military service\wUhout notifyjng local boards. 'This leives more than 150,000kto be account4d for," says^the provost marshal; were tlipy ail slackers?" v Gen Crowrfer answered his own question by estimating that they probably are not r^ai slackers because 100,000 probably are aliens. ^c^JlfSi'Tnidls Unidniste Volunteer Cheerful New Year's Message From Brave Little Nation ... . v^ To.The U. S. ^7isWhgtonV^;..4.-^6nfldenc4 In For^Work Where They Are Most Needed Washington^ Jan. 4.-Unions have �ffiliated with' the American Federation public service reserve for voluntary assignment of labor forces of the country into jpbs where the government most needs them. This was announced in -a statement issued by the department of labor today, which said that thousands of non-union workmen; already had enrolled in the reserve and trade unions had begun to urge their meihbers to do likewise to demonstrate that conscription of labor would beuiiiiecessary. SMBlilifcUo*iJheV&Uies to secure a �^;?vJct^.%fir 't*ir .central powers was expressed by $he minister of foreign affairs of Serbia in his New Year's greeting,to the etata department. .The message was made public (yesterday. "I hasten to take the occasion of the new year to traderi.to your excellency in the name bf,.th# royal government of Serbia, and *ih. my own name, our best wishes' in' the' firm conviction that it will bring its final victory over the common foe: I doubt not that it will open a new. era/yhich^Wiirinsure the reign of justice^ ^Quality and liberty to all .peoples, great and small, as a lasting and>:* * c� 0 New Arbassador at London Gives His Opinions PROPOSE TO TAKE TROOPS FROM PERSIA - 'ft *1 Toronto, Jan. 4.-A special cable despatch to,the Globe from London days: t " "The'following shipping figures obtained from: a reliable source: ^Tonnage of'seagoing ships over 1,600 tons in "August, 1914, 16,841,- 519; last byj,enemy action androth- erwlse, less new construction, pur-_ chases and captures 2,750,000. "Remaining January 1, 1918, 14,-091^519. "These Important figures tell the story accurately of the results of the submarine campaign against British shipping." Paris, Janv 4.-Violent artillety fight-ing on the Champagne and "Verdun fronts is reported in today's official communication., A German attack in Upper Alsace ;>was repulsed. Eight German airplanes and Hi captive balloon were-brQUght to earth yesterday. The statemehtefoIIowb : "Du^hg^ tH^night the Germans Under took/severalbraids on;small^)osts in the regiprMofr Jhvincourt 'tout obtained -------....... In-ine Champagne and on Telegraph Briefs SHERBROOKE BYE-ELECTION � Sherbrooke, Que., Jan. 4.-It is expected there will soon be a bye-election foi\a vacant seat for Sherbrooke county for the. provincial legislature. The present member, Mr. Therrien, it is said, is slated for the office of sheriff on the retirement of the .present holder of the office, Hon. Henry Aylmer. Mr. Jacob Nicol, K.C., is mentioned as the probable candidate. U. S. DEPT. MUNITIONS Washington, Jan. 4.-A department of munitions under a new cabinet head known as the secretary of munitions, is proposed in a bill Introduced today by Chairman Chamberlain of tho senate military committee as a'result of its investigation of war operations. mT- srr.T J Fire Not Yet Under Control Fear Its Spread to-Munit- ion Ships r Hoboken, N. J., Jan. 4.-Fire which i threatened that part of -the waterfront which is In government control, broke cmt today. The^blaze was discovered in a six story buJVMng occupied by the Gatti-McQuade Company, mill supplies manufacturers in the barred zone. That structure seemed doomed. All the fire apparatus in Hoboken London, Jan. 4.--There were two, distinct tendencies noticeable In the enemy delegation at the Hrest-LItovak meetings, the Petrograd co-respondent of tho Daily News says. One was annexationist and was represented by Gen. Von Hoffmann. A more moderate view was uphold by Foreign Sec- � >S rataries Von Kuehlmann and Czernin. There were frequent disputes between the tendencies. These were settled, it is added, by appeaU to Berlin which always siip-,: ported Von Kuehlmann and Czernin/. Gen. Von Hoffmann took the purely^ j military point of view and complained with great bitterness that the Russians were using the armistice to agitate imong German soldiers. According to the correspondent there / is a belief among the Russian delega-* ! tion that Germany will yield to the I Russian demands concerning Poland [and Lithuania, so as not to lose the ad-#*- \m j vantage he gains by seeming to agree" ..^g^ i with Russia while tlieNentente allies ;'VJ disagree. . i- -v." -'[H Returning to Brest-Lltovsk . i London, Jan. 3. - Notwithstanding * the unfavorable reception of their.proi posals by the Bolshevik! and the Rus-' sian suggestions that the negotiations be continued in a neutral country, preferably at Stockholm, the delegates the central powers are returning ;.to Brest-Litovsk on tho assumption that the conference will resume its sessions �V a3'* gineerlng America. no tlfeK^ht%-bank.-.'0t t^^eiiSereast-of Hill 3'4 bUQ daiuc uaj iicuuu in Europe and j squadrons bombarded the factories at itqmbach t and railway stations at Metz-Saplons, Conflans and Arniville. In ihe.course of these expeditions projectiles'-weighing 7,500 kilograms were dropped." structures and civilians'^ were ^called upon to aid the fireinen.nMore'details of soldiers were sunimohed; OwrihK to the cold weather the water pressure is poor. , : - s- The police have warned; all .tenants in buildings in the vicinity to move out. Paper stock estimated^to lie worth THOUSANDS o�.ALIEN8 Omaha, Neb., .Ian. 4.~Nebraska emption boards have reported that answers to draft . questionnaires show thousands of Germans, who have taken out their first papers and, under the Nebraska laws, have been voting for years, are claiming exemption from army service, on,the ground that,.they are enemy aliens. consent, to ^uch conditions, he; s:aicl || that if the central powers did iiot'agffeo; to free disposal of the destiny oCVtffe;"' Polish and Lettish nations it would;fie^:^gL urgently necessary to defend thB^Rjiis-' sian revolutions He said the nee&a-Mpitfm ths front woulh ba satisfied, whatever, efforts might be necessary. v  i'-Nv-;^ Soldiers Willing to Viflhtv � The Daily 'News correspondent wW 311 *mn nnn hoo u*^7�?TZ^ ^ ^100,000 has been- uestroyea in the tj,i,�,�,,ii,� v/ GattiMcQuade buildlhg..- /  Bolshevik! headquarters, when M^Ka- ;^ Uttt ' ^ u  ' meneff, one x>f the 'Russian peace delff,:,^ ga*es, presented his report on the z^:''v:-;$ gotiatidns at Brest-Iiitovsk. Ahirfn^ ^ Rush Apparatus New York, Jan. .4.T^Bej?re�entatives of the war department liaye asked Fire Chief Kenlon to send fire apparatus to fight flames lii an- army storage house at Hobokeri;;v Chief Kenlon dispatched a fire boat to Hoboken. The ^Delaware, Lackawanna and Western-', jtrtilroad sent three fire fighting tugs: ironi this city. ranging from *2 a7pound for the best with,the fuel and power situation in/a scoured wool to 70 cents for grease comprehensive manner," says Sir wools. ,v- y White.  . London, Jan. 4.-Local fighting took,Rlace yesterday afternoon on �trje Cambrai front jn the neighborhood of Canal Du Nord, without v producing any material change in f^je- situation, the war office reports. . "We advanced our line slightly during the night south of Lens. -"There was some hostile artillery-activity during the night In the-Buftecourt septor and also in the^Ypres sector." WOMEN'S.PEACE CONFERENCE . Berne, Jan. 4.-The Swiss women's committee for a,lasting,peace has called an international women's conference-at Berne for March 3 to 8. This action ,1s said to have beeiv.taken at the request*of women's peace societies In'*beHlgerent countries. rPremier announces politics and hi igna^ph^t:^ Premiership. ,H offi- ) there; honcef&rth.  ^?a'ssitiiy^tii^may.be appointed'.high cpm'miSipner;;tor' Uie colony. His suc-qesaipr--wllj.vnke]y be Dr. William ;* lijDtfd; -.now:'minjBter of justice, and at present a^irjgipremier. Washingtdn, Jan. ^PreSident WIK son laid betpre cqngress today/ his re-cbmintfndations' for legislation 'to. carxV put government:.operatipnybf railroads -TERRIFIC EXPLOSION Stockholm; Jan. 4.-a Haparanda dispatbh to the TIdengen says that the munitions depot on^the Russian southwestern front was biowp up, recently and .that alljbuihlings' within a radius of' two kilometres were destroyed. Two trains loaded, with Cossacks on | the way to the Don district were wrecked, causing the death of 2,000 men. other things *M\ Katneneff's - frisporftxv^ showed,- he said, that the GernianB"-;^^;^^ tempted -to bind Russia to their coun-' ^ try by renewal which Empero extend resulting, in a situatlon^hlbh; was one of the causes .bf the waj^;Gm*^.};V many made, other proposals, all,for ;* Says Interned Boats trary to socialism. On .this ipi8t^^i| correspondent -saya- the'GermansNeexfi^l to have receded'from their pbsiUon^SgS Speeches by aoldie^ . delegat&^0B|f,|| cribed the appalling condi'tlohs^in'vWB^SI / been^n^pnand tHat the Germans' boasted of it. - > * m& *> > : > Vlwar;;and -"until lays a heayy penalty,pn anyone/^vh:6 j to he used as a "revolving ftmdV ^ith railroads income for operation!'-/vteii .Montreal, Jan. S.-r-Bourassa/s paper, maintenance, calls for compensatlohMb; Be .Devoir, assails Uleut-Col. Nelson the, roads'at the'rate of their neioper- Spehce^:for an article he contributed acting, income foVthe^last threenfiscal .tb-'the Weekly Despatch, London. In-, years. Any deflcflenbi^would^e' -p^ids thi^fiSjBaid, accbrdifigMo Le cevoir>" ok of the ^SOO.OOp.oCO/fund, an^^ tlie war while no railroad may Jn>ease^ yiaeaoBrpads that;have^ skippeddividSaaingfthat the Nationalists were" oh. Idends may resume w^tli rates fixei by:I ' T section of tlie .pro-^ Nationalize Wool '."i t. congress i^liall theM .Sheepme^pf .S.buthepn Alberta _ithering in/Lethbridgo today.for1 ah extrabrdihary meeting-bf th� South Al^ of his instructions, is printed prominently papers. It shows the'highly^;-intelii-r ^ i v. h ti ri � i *h atxA -:' .^3 lish woman, is au old frien^a^aSsb-^ _ ng -aid from German sources. "He ( gear bare not to try to establish the ^ctj!^comments that men^cojitains no mg fui^ier^assertion tha^dynamite out-! of the sheep'and wool industry a" i-ageX*and popular demonstrations of ' organizatioii^bt asproposed company to- , ing ^arrajigGhients, for t the an .^/^' ^nual bpnyextipn- of r tlie,; organi- 4 pm^am*^* m this-city. * i. ?vfo.n January? 32* 23, 24-and .25. , , . , - � ------ | impedes ^possession.- use/ pperatibn brl wise/V^Many goyernmerit bfficials and .control'Vof the'rodds. It-is regarde&ft's't railroad men m'.ide'np concealment of precluding a strike. . their belief that, -.the^railways v^ever I All, new railroad -financing%pWd^D8'!-fa Jwould return (toVpViva'rte-:'naJiLdB; | under the appro/al bf the president,' wif 'm^n^!^iB^ v9^S^ gbvand are ;represent;^OOiQO^ qoo,ooo^^h of :she . himself of'?;what is takinW"a^d ^s Ibeingf taken up, with every as-and attempts to make the sbci^tibn^%rbughbut ih^- Dpminion. . comni,ission on - commie; ,T..k(.}: � >: truttt^bout Russia mJtbm-'U W. F. Stovena, jpro.vi�pIa;i/'livestock commlsBiouer/' is^ irf^th^^yl,fo>^i:he ^purpose of the wor meeting." . y > government/ It is Frank" '"*-t____j*. - ^i----^' operative cal assoc report, pn thern Alberta wool?5 report hp states, th?i selling plan adopted themembeTs.of the; P; s-and Dwiujw^ats/j -t - r �v: oreasi 1. -I- J= f � '��is* � t - *a^^v �uMusm 04 ;