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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 0LUME XI. LIJTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918 Nl'MBKB 21 THE CALL TO PRAYER THE I I ause Must Be Most Just On Earth To Justify Prolong- ing theW ar \ LLIES HAVE NO DOUBT OF CAUSE London, Jan. B.-r-Premler Lloyd George, addreaslng the Trades Unions today on the subject of war aims, said that only the clearest, greatest and most just causes could justify the continuance, even for a day, of "this unspeakable agony of nations/' The premier continued: "We ought to he able to state clearly and definitely not only the principles for which we are fighting, hut their definite, concrete application to the war map of the world. 1 "Wo have arrived," the premier went on, "at the most critical hour of this terrible conflict, and before any [government takes the fateful decision to t ho conditions under which It ought either, to terminate or continue the struggle it ought to be satisfied that the conscience of the nation iB behind those conditions." Mr. Lioyd George said that during the last few days he had taken special pains, to ascertain the views and the attitude of the representative men of all sections of thoumit In tho country, lie had read the'statement of labor's war aims, he continued, and had discussed the subject of war aims with former Premier Asqufth and with Viscount Grey. liad the nationalist leaders in Ireland not been engaged with the tanglod problem of Irish self-government he would have been happy to exchange views with them. He had also consulted representatives of Great Britain's overseas dominions.. As a result of these discussions, said Mr, Lloyd George, although the government alone was responsible for the actual language he proposed using, there was a national agreement as to the character and the purpose of the naiion'a war aims and peace conditions. He was speaking, therefore not TDer*>4y-.Uw>n>ini ot, Aha ffoTemnient,. out the mind of tha nation and the empire. "Wo are not. fighting a war of aggression against the German people," declared the premier. "Tho destruction or disruption of Germany or the German"'people has never been a war aim with us since the first day of the war 1o now.), Tiie British people never aimed ui breaking up rim German peoples or tho disintegration of their state. Out-wish i* not ;f this or that' dynasty or nation. Therefore, government with the consent, of the governed must he the basis of any territorial settlement." The German Terms Referring to1 the pronouncement made on December 25 by fCount Von Czernin, the Austro-llunga-riau foreign minister, at the Brest-Litovsk peace conference, tho premier said: "It is impossible to" believe that any permanent peace could be erected on such a foundation. Mere lip. service to the formula of no annexation, no indemnity and self-determination is useless," The primo minister said that demo-Vracy in Great Britain would stand to tho last by the democracies of France and Ualy. "We should be proud to fight-to the end,", lie declared, "side by side with the now Russian democracy. So would ? ? RECOGNIZE FINNISH INDEPENDENCE London, Jan. 4.-The Swedish council of ministers, at a session proslded over bf King Gustavo, has decided to recognize' the independence of Finland, according to a-Reuter despatch from StocttBOlm today^ v ? ? V WILL THE CITIZENS OF LETHfiRlDOE: - In this issue of Die Herald there is an appeal from our Gracious Sovereign the King, calling upon all citizens of the Umpire to make Sunday, JamiAlj^ Gth, a special day of prayer for the success of our forces on land'and sea, and in the air, mid for the ultimate triumph of democracy. ' As mayor of this city, I urge the citizens to carry out the spirit of the King's message and to make the coining Sunday a day of intercession, both public and private for that cause which Is so dear to our hearts. While our people have beer, called upon to make great sacrifices in fne past, yet. those in authority would load us to believe that perhaps'greater sacrifices are yet to be made, and therefore to steel our hearts and prepare us for this unknown future, it is fitting that tho first Sunday of the new year should be specially sot apart as a day ot thanksgiving and intercession.  W. D. L. HARDIE, Mayor. O v ? V V \ _ * V 4 * 1 Is M ain Basis of P V CASUALTitG n- Propose Want eace Dis- V ? Shell Shock-Pte. William/ Hart wick, enlisted Leth bridge, next-of-kin, .Melville, Snsk. Dangerously ill, wounded- Pte. Yulco Gokieh, Lethbridge, Montenegrin. ? persal Blacl 9 "a Fleet : GERMANS FIND NOBODY V AT BREST-LITOVSK MILK RIVER MAN This Is Certain, Says Stewart Lyon-The Germans F ear It i i Geo. Watkins Fatally Shot When Lad Shows Him Revolver fSpsclid lo the ITernld) Milk River, .fan. fi.-A loaded revolver In the hands of a ten year old neighbor's'boy caused the tragic death on Thursday of George Watkins on the Watkins farm VJ miles east of this place. The boy, Gerald Sinclair, and the deceased were between the house and the barn when young Sinclair BUT NOTHING WILL STOP THE CANADIANS Toronto, Jan. 5.-The Globe, edrfed by Stewart Lyon, who recently returned from Flanders, where he wus correspondent for the Canadian Press, in its leading editorial today headed "Canada1 at the front," says: "The period of comparative quiet for the Canadian corps which followed tho victory at Pflsschendaelc has come to an end oncfe more. The hard fighting men of the Dominion are waging aggressive warfare in the Lens area. "It. may be expected theret'ure that the operations against Lens zo b;? car ried out by the Canadian corps during the coming spring will take .the form to-far We for cv.r cm II the pun*, tne gun rrom hi. poctat ^M^^Z^^J^i The flooding of the Souchcz valley ! ing, "What do you think of this?" The gun in some manner Went off, the bullet -striking Watkins ii\ the eyfc. Death took place 20 minutes later. Wntklns safeguards a part of the German front J south' of the river but the way through Avion and MerIcou�t is not closed b? TO HALIFAX CITY Halifax.^ Jan. 5.-The Commercial Club at lis weekly meeting adopted a resolution expressing the opinion that the Dominion government should make fu\Y repanition to Halifax for the loss j sustained in the recent explosion. The | resolution set forth that the dreadful acourrence was one for which the people of Halifax were in no wise responsible. Last, night the resolution signed by the heads of the 3tf religious, educational, patriotic and philanthropic societies, was telegraphed to Sir Robert Borden: "Resolution passed by Commercial Club of Halifax, wherein they ask for full and complete reparation for the damage done to property and persons, is endorsed by us, and quick action is ! asked for, as the people here are entirely in the dark as to the future. "Citizens are anxiously enquiring what they are to expect, and a prompt announcement ot the government's Intention to make the full reparation asked for is due those so grievously afflicted." i obstacle to an early advance is the water filled shell holes with which the entire front is pitted and which greatly obstruct the movement of artillery of a larger calibre than field guns. The enemy appears to fear attack very soon, his trench raids being t manifestly planned to secure identifications all along the Canadian front with the object of learning if the lines are abnormally manned, as they are just before an assault. He remembers that in April last the Canadians took |V Jmy ridge at a time when according i to all the best books on tactips they should have been defeated by the mud alone. Whether now, during the short period.when the ground is frost-bound and snow-covered or later when the rains of spring have ceased, the enemy is seasonably certain that in the Lena region he will have to face a formidable Canadian attack. And he does not like the prospect, for these attacks have in the past home with unfaltering assured success." been pressed resolution to I WILL SETTL L FOODSTUFFS It BE ACCEPTED ONLY IN FULL CAR LOTS OPEN LETTER FROM THE PRIESTS AND MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH [N*LETHBR1DGE TO THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE. GREETING- It is not written in dispatches, but it is burned into the heart of Canada and our Empire, that after another year passed under Ihe shadow of'war we enter 1918 with the same high spirit which Inspired our entrance -jnto this awful conflict. -� 4 Truly the- barbarity of our foes is written in letters of fire, the t Ala. vengoance of history will perpetuate the memory of these events and humanity wilf never consent to forget thorn. We cannot too often remind ourselves that we are handed gether to establish the noblest ot all causes; and that we havr greater allies than the nations knitted to us by formal treaties, cannot too often remind ourselves that all the forces that make ' truth, for honor, for justice, for humanity, for righteousness are allies, and these are the enduring forces of the universe. Nor we too often remind ourselves that these are the reflection of character ol God. We were- never more conscious of the Tightness of our empire's endeavor, in which ail our strength Is being used to the utmost. But .still, we need to have our consciousness stimulated that this right-ness is the Tightness of the Kingdom of God. We are coming to the greatest triumph by war that men on earth have ever Itnown. Indeed, it is a war against the spirit of war, by those who believe in the Rightueas of the Spirit of Peace. Whatever^thcre is of a neutral world knows, and all history will know it too, that we entered only as the upholder of rightness and the estabHsher of Tightness between nations. HI though it has been for the world, some good will conic. F A royal noilse will be swept from its blood-stained throne, and all their Gods of ijlood and steel will perish with them. Jiut for us and our children a^d our children's children, for our allies, and for the allies of all go^d things, and all right causes it will bring tho years of peace in which the things that make for peace shall be established. Surely* we are watching war pass from the world, we arc certainly making it a hated thing in the conscience of mankind. How shall the church Wess such a cause? She must eg use her power and influence that^fec ideals for which,.we fight are the ideals for .which we live; the-ideals of the Kingdom of God and His Christ. For what has been accomplished the church can thank GJod and pray for grace to continue until the goal is reached. Our King ha3 issued a -royal summons bidding all hia loyal subjects come to church especially for these purposes on January 6th, the first Sunday in the new year. The King has" asked the church to : set apart this day as a day of prayer and thanksgiving-Prayer, "that we may have clear-sightedness and strength necessary to the victory of our cause" and thanksgiving, "for tho guidance which has led us so far towards our goal." We, the priests and ministers of tho church in Lethbridge. add r the King's summons our earnest entreaty that it will be obeyed letter and spirit by every loyal subject of church and empire. Rev. J. F, McCaffrey, St. Patrick's Roman CathoMc. Adjutant W. Hamilton, Salvation Army. Rev. W. F. Burns, Knox Presbyterian. O. L. Curtis, Christian. Charles Baker, Baptist. E. J. Hodgins, United. Charles E. Cragg, Wesley Methodist. A. E. Snow, St. Mary's Anglican. Rev. vV. V. McMillen, St. Cyprian^a Anglican. Rev. J. E, Murrell-Wright, St. Augustin's Anglican. Loudon, Jan. j. - Free passage of tho C.P.R. WRECK 1 In Collision I^ear Montreal Seven are Killed and Twenty Injured t ! .Montreal, Jan. An inquest into !the death of the seven Vancouver pol- I diers, killed in a collision on the 0. !\ R. at Pointo Fortune last night, was opened by Coroner McMahou this morning. * Sir George Bury, vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway issued ; the following' statement last night. "At about G.40 today the engineer of ihe Point Fortune train ran past a signal set against him and struek the roar end of a tram going west, tho latter being made up of colonist cars, j This train for the west had taken a siding near Oorval to allow tl;e Point Dardanelles for Rimshm ships, Ku.-sinn evacuation of Turkish territory and demobilization of tho Ku-Mnn Brack Sea fleet are provided for in the draft of Turkish pcac" terms presented to Russia, according Jo an Kxehang*: Telegraph d'spa' eh from IVi rog/ad. Turkey, it If? provided, fa In retain her active army in consotpiemv of ihe continuation of war against the entente; The main points in the draft presented by the Turkish delegates given in the dispatch p.s follows '1-Frontier lines to remain as i fore the war. U-YVithm two' years of 'he ion of peace the contracting shall conclude a convention ing sea trade and consulates. I-i-War losses incurred by uals lo be refunded. 4-Guarantees to he given territorial integrity and develop men; of Persia on tho ba^i; of her entire independence. 5-Free passage to be granted Russian ships passing; through the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. 6 - Mobilization within limits to be permitted for national defence. 7--llinsia to undertake to' remove her armies to territories within the previous Russian borders within six or eight weeks after sijmiiiK the'peace agreement, leaving only one division i iro be- conelus-pari ie:; respect  Individ-for the special Armenian units, and also to demobilize ihe Black Sea navy it-Turkey to retain her active army in consequence of continuation of war Fortune train to pass. A number tJf | to safeguard her frontier, military guards were travelling in the' &-Russia to demolnlixc her army of colonist train and, unfortunately, .-.even of these were killed and about twenty injured, (me or two seriously. "The injured were brought to At on- , . trcal and taken lo the Royal Victoria I affams^ the eiuente. hospital immediately on arrival." Nobody There Private Yiech, Vancouver, was in one London. Jan. .".-When tlu* ilele-of the cars of the wrecked train and gates of the central powers arrived at Prest-Litov.sk to ^resume tho peace negotiations^they f^unrt no Russian delegates there, according to a Vienna to in was interviewed in the Royal Victoria hospital. He said their train was standing on the siding. They heard ^"-^6">^ t*v..-Until the situation improves the consumption of beef in England must be reduced at least one-half, according to an official statement concerning the scare The Daily Mail says that m The Herald learns that one hiore of tlie desirable ranches in Southern Alberta has changed hands, indicating activity in improved farmland ranching securities. What was formerly known as the Alberta Land and Live Stock company's ^folding on Milk River ridge, south of Raymond and MagTath, 1 and known as the Page ranch, comprising some 5000 acres, has just been l autLe. sold for $7o(000.00 to Hillmer Bros., of itv of meat ^W^L and that at open auction last neat will he^i Satur^avi when Peter La Valley of the first food dealt with under' Lord 1 Coaldale, wielded the hammer. The Rhondda's compulsory rationing plan. (vendors }ver? tUe Standard trusts com- margarine will follow meat I pany; w 10 have since that date dts- Butfer and margarine and, other foods will be added as they posed of twenty-five hundred more become more scarce. All tho chief jartes ?.:21'..soutAof Wntlf. wl?ero foodstuffs, it adds, will be rationed by April. potatoes, etc.. he not accepted unless, f p The KOvernor-gener loaded to the full cubical or weight! ^ ^ JZtnt.\;.\TJ?*?\T^J. capacity of the car. ^ This, 1 feel, would fend to conserve the cars and move the maximum quantity of food-I stuffs. "1 trust your association will be able to adopt this resolution a.s quickly as possible." HOUSE MKCTQ 3 BRUARY 7 Edmonton, Jan. 4.-At a cabinet meeting held Friday afternoon it was decided to call the teaislative asorcmbly to meet at ��tononton on Thursday, February* # t Hiflh..... Low..... Forecast- WEATHER CcMder, snow flurries. al of Belgium, the despatch states, has issued the following order: "All transmission of/news, even-indirect, by the inhabitants of Belgium and their relations domiciled in countries enemy to Germany, is forbidden." SPANISH REVOLUTION Madrid. Jan. 5.- A revolutionary movement has been uuer.rtued by the some of the finest land in tho province lies, alike for agricultural and pasturage purposes* The price is not defin- f Exchange Telegraph Company: AH that awaited them was a telegram from the Russians asking tor transfer of the negotiations to Stockholm. Oppose Stockholm Conference Berlin, Jan. f>, via AtusiunL-ro.- Count Von llertiing the imperial clvmcellor, speaking yesterday before the main committee; ui' the roichstag referred to his remarks of Thursday in which he bad saM that Germany had to. deal with incidents which might change tho Uusiso-Gentiau position from day to day. TheThancellor then proceeded to allude to the Russian proposal to transfer the peace negotiation^ to Stockholm as such as an incident. In this connection he declared: "Apart from the fact that wo are not in a position to permit the Kus-sians to prescribe whore we should continue the negotiations, the transference to Stockholm would lead to great difficulties." No Fre3h Developments London, Jan. a.-Pending t he. to-sumpMoiKOf conferences at Brest-Lit-ovsk today, no fresh developments are reported from Russia regarding the peace negotiations. Special despatches from Petrograd report attempts by tho delegates at Petrograd to make some sort cZ a clandestine agreement, with the members of the constituent assembly. v v ' The correspondent al the Daily Ne\.d says Miat the Germans are trying through a neutr.il di; loiuat to gel; into communication with members ot the assembly. Their object i: obvious, he adds, as the parties opposed to the L.:l3heviki are quite >aa.dy to profit -,y the 1 ^Isheviki refus -1 to r. ^ke peace and to tell '.he people that Bolshevik! premise,' them peace, bu' gave them war. ^ The Version of the correspondent of the ^ ily Mail is that the Germans have been patting pressure, direct or indirect, upon the government in connection with the summoning of a constituent assembly as the Germans have a prominent, rancher in the south. At the present rate of selling the day is government. Telephone and telegraph I not far off when tho'south country will communications have been suspended ; be fully filled up with a prosperous and other precautions taken. I and successful lot of people. Itely-stated, but it is believed to-be bnakll it tt obvious tlult *1/.,0 per acre. The fclewa* made o th ftre unwinin, to recoKnize tha SHEEPMEN OF S. ALBERTA IN FULL ACCORD. NATIONALIZATION PLAN ! Bolsheviki .is representatives of a majority of the Russian people or even as temporary trustees of the sovereign power. The Daily News despatch expresses fear that'Germany will find tho constituent assembly nip re amenable tha^ii the Bolshevilti In regard to inakingipeace and quotes Foreign,%}lhi-ister Trotzky as saying that the Bour-geoise are prepared to give away half ' the country if they can obtain control of the government of the other half. 1 50 25! Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 5.-One hundred men and boys were trapped in the "fearnum mine of the Pennsylvania CoaLcompany at Pittston today when the middle v�in caved in, letting down thousands of tons of coal and rock. The main gangway was not entirely cut off and most of the Imprisoned workers got out safely. About twenty were slightly, hurt and there remain behind the fall seven miners of whom the company officials can get no trace. Members of the Southern Albert a Wool Growers association to a man ' on Friday pledged their support to the j proposed organization^ of a Canadian [ co-operative company tor the handl-; ing the sheep and' wool induutry of ' the Dominion and several thousand ' dollars In shares were subscribed on the spot. The members who spoke, and they included the leading ranchers of the' district, were strongly in favor of the. plan, especially if it/re-i ceived the support of the Dominion government, as it is doing in its initial stages. Messrs. L. Harker, presi-dentf H. S. Alien, Geo. C. Miller were appointed delegates to the conference jUon at both Toronto and Boston and i in Toronto to meet with delegates from every other association in Canada on February 5th, 6th and 7th to form the proposed company. The objects of the Dominion company are set forth in a letter from T. Keg. Arkell, chief of the Sheep and Goat branch, as follows: It would appear that a company of this character could best attain its oTjject by being national in its scope since wool especially, is truly on in-terpvovinclal and international commodity and any provincial association must' of necessity be in close touch with the manufacturers with cuhnec- upon conclusion of the war, London, England. Beside* if ail the provinces are combined in a venture of this kind winch will give to it a untpntzed strength that will place it upon a basis to withstand the contingencies of opposition with the purpose In view ot restricting international movements Of Canadian wool, or in other words an organization of this character should become sufficiently strong and Madison, Wis., Jan. 4.-The indictment charging Congressman John U. Nelson with conspiracy to evade (be selective draft law was quashed bv effective to bring to it a respectful it-* Judge Carpenter iu the federal court titude from those who may oppose co- yesterday. / operative sale of wool and co-operative sale of sheep and sheep "products. Congressman Nelson and Ins son have been farming at Spring Coulee, i Alta. ;