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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SETS FOi HE ALLIES THliCALL TO PRAYER wise Must Be Most Just On Earth To justifyProlong-ing the War > '\IlIES HAVE NO DOUBT OF CAUSE London, J�n. 6.-r-Pr�m��r Lloyd Qeoroa. addrestino the Tmttas Unions today on the ubject of *mr lm�, aald that only the-�lMr��t, flreatest and moat juit cau��c could Juftify the continuance, even . for a day, of "thli unspeakable ag-' ony.of nations."' The premier ,continued: "Wo ought �to be able to stuto clearly, and deflnlte-"ly not only th'o prlncffiles fbr'rwhich we are fighting,' but their definite, concrete appllctttldn toWe'war map ol the Iworld. � ' "Wo- have arrived,^* '"Oie premier �y*ent tffl, "at the moat critical-hour of this terrible cbnOlct, and before any Bovornment takes the fatotul decision us to tUo conditions under, which It ought elthet to terminate or continue tlie.'strugslo it ought to be satisfied that tUo consclencp of the nation la behind those conditions." Mr. Lloyd George aflid that during the last {few days ho had taken special imlnf\ to ascertain the views and the iittltude of the representative men ol all sections of thouplU In the country. Ho had renU tlte'statem6nt of labor's war alms; ho continued, afad had discussed the .subject of war alma with former Premier As.QUith anil with Viscount Orey. Had the nationalist leaders In Ireland not been engaged with the tanglod problem of Irish, aelf-gov-flynment he would have been happy jto (j^chango views with them. He had ai^o coDsuited representatives of Great Britain's overseas dominions.. As, a result of these discussions, said Mr. liloyd George, although the gov-crnm^eiit alon^-was responsible for the ac:tUB'l:4fliili^age he proposed TTslnB, tlmrS^^^'as'a national agreement as'-'tor the character and the purpose of the nationVtfi^var alms and peace conditions. He'wqpspedklng, thoreforo not ^r^yj;�&4jJli4^^4^;v6fl^.tb��.gg^ygrBnlent,. bUl-the'ihla,d- �:�tha nation ,hnd the? empire, r- - . 'iWe.;ara not. (JKlUing a war �:6I,.ag-. gression against the German'pooploV'j declared the premier. "Tho-destru'ctlon or disruption of Germany or the German' peoi>)o has never been a war aim with us since the first day of th� war to now.\ The British people never aimed at breaking up thu Gorman peoples or the disintegration of their state. Our Avish Is not^o destroy Germatiy's grodt position in the world bnt to turn her a'sido from schemes of military domination to devote her strength to beneficent tasks.'' -As regards the German constitution, Mr. Lloyd George said. Great Britain was not fighting lo destroy it,, although It Is considered a inilitary, autocratic constitution a dahgerous anar-chroniSm. After his reference to the desirability of the adoption of d demO'' cratlcjconstltution by  German}", he continued: . � , '� "The days of the treaty of Vienna are long past. AVa can no longer submit-the future of European civilization' to the arbitrary decisions of a tew negotiations striving to sifore- by chicanery ,or persuasion the IntereDts �f this or that*' dynasty or natloni, Therefore, go.yernment \iMh the con-. �ont of tho governed must be tlie' basis of any territorial adttloment." The German Terms ;Iloferring' to^ the pronouncement^ luade on December 25 by (Count yon. Gzernln, the Austro-Hungariftu foreign ; minister, at the Brest-Htovsk peace ' conference, thQ premier said: ^"If.Iij^irapos8ii)l9 t o �> 'session presided over Bf King ? OusUve, has decided to recog-> nlze tM Independence of Fin-  land, according to (iReuter de- *^ese floods, andtho ground, even dui-Im/uest Into the shootlnk foday, but' season of early spring, Is adjourned it.t.U Monday a'^MIlk.Ulver. T.liiZ'^TTU^ll.ZI^ water tilled shell holes with which the entire- front ia pitted and whit|h greatly obstruct the movement of artillery of a larger calibre -than field guns. The pnemy appears to tear, attack very adaui'his trenclv raid? befflg' mauil'estly planned to sectiro laentltlca-tions all along the Canadian front wUh the object of learning if the linos are abnormally manned, as they arfe just before an assault. He remembers that In April last the Canadians took Vlmy ridge at a time when according to all the best books on tactics they should have been defeated by the mud alone. Wliether now, during the short period.when the ground is frost-bound and snow-covered or' later when the rains of %'prlng ha\'e ceased, theenerajr is seasonably certain that in the Lens region he^wlU have to face a tormld able Canadian attack. And he does not like the prospect, tor these attacks have in the past been preaaed home with unfaltering resolution to assured success." * SMJliULD IGOIlITJNWBD ON P,AOB 10), HalifaxNjah. 5.-The Commercial Club at Us weekly meeting adopted a resolution expressing.the opinion that the Dominion government should make tuir repaiatioh-to Halifax lor the lose sustained in the recent explosion. The resolution set forth that the dreadful accurrence was one for which tjie people of HalifaSc wore In no wise respons-.Jble. . :Last-night the resolution signed by the heads of the 86 religious,, educational, patriotic and vhilantlM'bpic societies, was telegraphed to Sir Roliert Borden: . "Keaolutlon passed by Commercial Clu^ of Halifax, wherein tliey ask for full and complete reparation (or the 'damn'ge done to property and persons, is endorsed by us/and-quick action Is, asked for, as the,people here are en-tlrfely in tlie dark as to. the future, "Citizens are anxiously , enquiring Wliat they are to expect, anid a prompt aunotincement ot the. government's Intention to mako the* full reparation >Bked for Is due those so erleVoiisly afflicted." " , f .'SM \Fr609iBop, Jan~.�),-Agents of the' Meriniin!Kqy�rAment atten^ntcd � to r st�bUsta,.-it1 wiJ-ji|le�R telegraph' station o)v th� AtjFtt coast ol Moxlco m l&l;^,. nccordms;, Uli, (estjipony yuHferflay at j t^iD'h'Iti! of thlrty-oue iiei'sons churgQd'j with cpnuplrafuy lu coi\n(!qtioii with a proposed revolution nssilnil, Brltiab rule^n;lttdla, Qustaye Kqeppel, a shipping btoker i otSan Dlogo, Calif,, on the stand in the United Btate&.-dlBtrIct �:ourt, said he had arri^nged several 1 details in the Wireless matter tor Baron Von Schaok, ' tomer vice' consul genoral for Ger-Mjy -Ip 'Francisco, The:, plan "^d;;be �m)di livhon several persons n^ed-^rln'the' enterprise Had- been I ttn^s^ed'by ]i^93rioHn authorities and ited Statoii ani} Canada Is. tore'ieen by officials who will represent this country in conferences in begin here Jan-m�.ry 15. Canadian officials again aro 1 seeking to obtain the jrlvUcge for Canadian boats to market their ca.tches In AmeiUoan' porta. The liuv forbidding foreign vessels to; pjy hotwoon Amerloan ports has beea oonairued to include vesaels carrying fish from the banks to New Bncland'cities.' Logia-latlon to modify the'^aw; probably will be aukad of oongres* and the'question ot protectlns America^ flsbel'i|ieirh�a been threshed out in oonferenco with the Canadian deleifttea ltn4^a4Buranoe obtained that equal-"prlTlVegea will bo irlveu American boatr* ta /Canadian waters,"-, 7^:-:' j;/':^,;;;!:;. FOODSTUFFS TO BE ACCEPTED Ofi TO.THfe CITIZtfNf OF I.EThSrID�E:- , In this iBBue.ot the Herald there is an appeal from our Gracious ,,^SpvereignthS^king, calling upon all citizens of the Empire to make � Ht^a.liday,'Ja^jjW CA, a special day ot prayer for tho success ot our 'i:oitJB6B on iwjid^nd sea, and In the'air, and for the ultlme^c triumph of dfemocra^* f ' mayisr^df this city, I urge the citizens to carry out the spirit ot tho King's message and to make the coming Sunday a day of in-torcosalon, both public and private for that cause which Is so dear to our heart*; While our peoijjo have'been called upon to make great sacrifices"ln..rte past, yet those in authority wO\ild lead us to beliovo that porhaps^'greater sacrifices are yet to bis made, and thoreforo to Bteol our hearts and prepare us for this unknown future, it is fitting that the tlrst'Sundny of the new year should be specially set apart as k day ot thatiksglving and Intercession.  W. D. U. HABDIE, Mayor. ^ OPEN LETTER if^ROM THE PRIESTS AND MINISTERS OF THE CrtURCH iN�LEf HPRIDGE TO THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE. GREETINO- ^j/ ^ It Is not^rltten in dispatches, but it Is burned Into the heart of Canada and'bur Empire, that after another year passed under the shadow of'way i�e enter 1918 with the same high spirit which-inspired our entrance:^nio this awful conflict. Truly tlift iarbarlty ot our foes Is written in letters ot fire, the vengeance ofjilstory will perpetuate the memory oAhese events and humanity wlrf nerer^consent to forgot them. We cannot^too often remind ourselves that wo are banded together to estfbltsb the noblest ot all causes; and that .we liavo far greater alUea"|lfian the nations knitted to us by formal treaties. We > cannot too .often remind onrse^lves that all the forces that make for ' truth, for lioiiari tor justice, for humanity, tor righteousness are our' allies, and tties^ are the enduring forces ot the universe. Nor can wo too ofteri'remind ourselves that these are the reflection ot tho character of God. .1 We were'never-m'ore conscious of the rightness ot our empire's endeavor, la which all our strength la bclpg used to tho utmost. But .still, we nee*, to have our consciousness'stimulated that this'rightness is the rfghtness ot the Kingdom of God. ^ � AVe are ceding to the greatest triumph by war that men on earth have ever known, indeed, it is a w4r against the spirit ot war, by thoso who believe in the Uightness of the Spirit of Peace. Whatevef.^here is Qf a neutral world knows, and all history-will know It foo, t^at we entered only as the upholder ot rightness and tho establlshec.of rightness between nations. ni thougtau^it has been for the world, soma good will come. - A rqyal h�*l^e will be swept from Its blood-stained throne, and all - ^ Amicable adjustment of long stand-........_________ _________^_______ _______ ing fishery disputes between the loaded to the full cubical or weight "\Vinnlpeg, Jan. 5.-It is probalJIe that fdvds;,uff commodities will bo,accepted by the railway companies, only in cur lots, the cars being loaded to tl\o full cubical or weight capacity. \ Today a circular couched.-In lang^ usge that makes it virtually a command wnf) received by the western committee of. the Canadian Railway Association for national defence from Food Controller Hanim. It reads: "In order to alleviate the car shortage I would be strongly in favor Cot urging upon the shippers and railways of Canada that Instructlona bp^ssued to alb agents that such toodstijjif com-' modules as gra n, salt, sugar, apples, potatoes, etc., be not'accepted unless ? : ? ? Dangerously III, wounded- > Pte. Vuko Ooklch, Lethbrldge, : ."Vlontenegrin. ; KILLED, C.P.R. WRECK In, Collision Near Montreal Seven are Killed and � Twenty Injured t , Montreal,- Jan. 5.-An Inquest into liie death of the.soven Vancouver soldiers, killed in a collision on the'C. P. R. at Polnte Fortune last night, was opened by Coroner McMahon this morning. ' Sir George Bury, vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Hallway Issued the following sLitcment last night. "At about G.40 today the engineer of the Point Fortune train ran past a signal set against him and struck the roar end of a train going west, tho latter being made up ot colonist cars. This train for the west had taken a siding near Dorval to allow tl;D Point Fortune train to pass. A number of military guards Vere travelling In the colonist train and, unfortunately, .'.even of these were killed and about twenty injured, one or two seriously. "Tho injured were brought, to Montreal and taken to the Royftl "Victoria hospital immediately ou drrlval.". Private Viocli, Vancouver, yfaa Inoue of the cars of the wreckodr train-and was intervlewed'ln the Royal Vlcforlq hospital.--'Hp said their trai^ was standing on the siding. They hoard two blastsjt^t a whistle and the" next moment the coach wfis'tSl6sdop6d;i-l|� said five ot his' compantonfe,wereSkilIod and only escaped death himself bylthe way the seats jammed aftovo him, affording him protection. He hag a broken leg. Lieut. .G, Hamley, who/was;at one end ot the car, was throtvn into the air at the irapiict and tell into the ruins ot tho coach. He was hardly injqred. At the. Royal Victoria ho.spltal, this morning all tho Injured vyero'reported to be progressing favorably. r.his Is Main Basis of Peace They Propose-Want Dispersal Black Sea Heet GERMANS FIND NOBODY At BREST-LITOVSK Hillman Bros, of Magrath Purchasers-Sold at Opeii-.. Auction , . ' , Lojtdon, .Jan. 5.--yntil the situation improves ithe.rqonstfmption 'of beet In England -must' be reduced at least one- HOU>�VMifcTB >#1HUARY 7 Edmonton, Jei|i.,4A-At a cabinet meatlng held Friday ftarnoon It was decided t� �air the Ugialative aaasmbly to meet at Manenloh on Thuradiy, Fe^rntfy' High ttie'qxpedltlouvr that one inoro of the desirable ranches in Southern Alberta has changed hands, Indlcatlujs activity in improved farnya'nd ranching securities. Whal( ' was' formerly known" as the Alberta Land arid-Live Stock company'sIToldlng on Milk River ridge, south of Raymond and Magmth, and known as tho Page ranch, comprising some 5000 acres, has jUst been tants ot'Rumanlii and of the occupied phrtfs -of -Prance. The governor-general ot Belgium, the deaprid, where some of the finest land In-the provfrico Ilea, alike for ngrloulturftl and pastur-aga purposes. The priceVis- not definitely stated, but It is/belleved 11,7.56 per acre. .The sale was:.�iad6 to a'prominent rancher In the soiith.i At the present rato .ot isolllng the dayid ,:tne dgi^ get no,trace. . . ,\ ' Membara of the SoutUeru AlWt^.in .Toronto'i-to meet -with delegates Wool Orowers assocUUon to a man from every otherassoolatlon In Gan-o^'E^ldafpledcadthetrawPort to the ada, on February $th, 6th and 7th to pfdpdae4^ orsanlzatloi^-o(-�jC�nadtan, form the proposed company. � --------- --_,>.^- i The'obj*ots of the Oomlnlon com- London, ,Ian. 5.-Free pns.sagc of tho Dardanelles for Uusalan slilp.s, Ru-sslnn evacuation ot Turkish territory and demobihzallon of tho Russian Block Sea fleet are i)rovl!led for In the draft of Turk:sh peace terms prpsfenlod to Russia, according to an Kxchango Telegraph d.'spatch from J'oirograd. Turkey, It is provided, la lo votnin her active army in consequenr.e of tho continuation of war against the entente The main points In the draft presented by the Turkish delegate.i arc given In the dispatch as follows: '1-Frontier lines to remain as before tho war. , '2-Within two "years of the conclusion 'of peace tho contracting parties � shall conclude a convention respecting sea trade and consulates. 3-War losses incurred by individuals to be refunded. > 4-Guarantees to bo given for.-thn territorial Integrity and developuieni ' of Persia on tho basis ot her entire independence. 0-Free passage to ho granted Russian ships passing through the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. 6-Mobilization within limits to bo permitted for national defence. 7-Ru.5sia to undertake to' removo : her iirmlos to territories rt-lthin the previous Russian borders within six or eight weeks after Htgnlng the'peacti ; agreement, leaving only one division to safeguard her frontier. S-Russia to demobilize her army of special Armenian units, and also to.-demohllizo the Black Sea navy 0-Turkey to retain her active army in consequence of continuation of war against the entente. * �'^ Nobody Therff London, Jan. 5.-When tike dele- > gates ot the central powers arrived at Brost-Litovsk to\resume the *peace negotlations^they f6und no Russian ' delegates tJiere, according to a Vienna dispatch to Zurich, forwarded ^�.4^19 -E.^change Telegraph Compaiij7i�!SH � that nwallea'them was a telegram : from tho Russians asking for tfnnst^sr -of'the negotiations to Stockholm. , . Oppose Stockholm Conftirence Berlin; Jan. 5, via Amsterdam.- ' Count ,V'on Hertling the 1 imperial,., cliAncellor, qpeaking yesterday before tho main committee of the relchstag ' referred to his remarks ot Thursday in which he had said that Gprmany had to. deal with Incidents Which ' "might change tho Russo-Geriban position from day to day. The"T!lianceUor then proceeded to allude to the Russian proposal to transfer the peace , negotiations to Stockholm as such asthey'iiicludod the leading ranchers ,',of,Mhe^ diatrlol, were BtrouRly In favo'i;.ot:..tX� plan, efpeqtally if It/re- It would appear that a company of thW - character, ooul'd host attain Ha object ?hy/being national hr its acope since'woor especially. Is truly on In- -$illYefl the'>'su(port.'�o( the .Dominion I terprovlncial-and interactional com govoirpnient,'-i�8'it l8:'doing,iu Us init-hno^ilyand any provincial aasoqiatlon lal'SttgjMi. Megsra.'L. barker, presi- muarvof. neoqsslty be In close touch ^tSHitS, ,Allpn.-Qao, C.! Miller were 1 with the roanufaclnr^rs with connec upon conclusion of the ,war,,v,l4P)4bni:if/jWu uilgUMd strength - that will . plaeel W. nun a basis to withstand th0v,tont}tt|eiiii}l�s of opposition with the'PurPMtfiinitiitw of restricting Internaitonal'maVementB tft Canadian wool, o*� ini,dtherfa|ir6rd8 an orgaulzatlon of,>thla" ctv^taoier sbould become sufficiently a^Tong^and offeotlve to bring|espedttu).ato U�jp;.P9Btereno� jtton'at'Ijoth Toronto and Boston and (CONTiNWD QN. PA,Olt;flI>Q; IJFEfCiRGE, Madison. Wis., Jan. 4,-The Jndlpt-ment ohargirig' Congressman J,ohn' ^1. Nelson with conspiracy to evado' the seloctive draft law^was quashed;, liy Judges Carpenter lu the federal court yesterday, / Cpngressman Nelson and, his 4s|iji, have been farming at' Spring OosUeti; 63 74 D93C ;