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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME-XL u LETHBKIDGE, Al.BERTA? TOESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1918 NUMBER 300 OCCUPY m Disihte^ratidn of Great Nation ,is"Prpeeedling Apace-Con-ditidrisBad in Many Places. POLISH FdRCES ARE ^ . ADVANCING ON THE HUNGARIAN BORDER Vn2N�fAi.'Fflday, Nijjv. 29;-The dlslntcgraUon'of the former Austro-HunRarlan empire goes on. apace and i� accompanied by fighting here and there^and the depredations of niau-raifdih'g'TiBndRs." Meanwhile the food sitiiatio.n '.Itt pVlenpa becomes more l)erllbu6 each day". . " CJsecbo'SlDVak forces are reported to have occupied Bodenbach, near the German frontier, thereby cutting oft i from Vienna large stores of proyl-stone beldnging to the German-AuH-| trian rep;ublic.' It has been planned to send .those stores to, Vienna by way of Munich. The Czeuho-Slovaks haf6' laTrsiSiea the larger part of German-Bohemia and are said to be presBing toward the Jrontiers . io( ^t^er Austria, - The rapidity of the CzectaUh^loVak advance is illustrated �.. l)y -ilie' report" of a woman of Vienna, ^:wh9''} Raab, 60 miles southeast, ','3'toieiitly"8pd. found thts town occu-. ;:pied byCiechs. ^ fJib-thO!"south the Jugd-Slavs have oqcupied Marburg, whlclv claims to h!.>n'r;na,T,They' are. reported to be robbing Jhe-Jews as they go. A Kuniantan army has marched into Bukowlna as far as Koloniea, on the Klver Pruth. iLJa claimed in Vienna that this/force *cloarJy to linilt'tUe Rumanian sphere in Bukowlna. ' A'iennajB outwardly calm. Thtf winter snows have come, and the \'res-laurants and hotels are full of well-dressed peoplei. But over all is an atmosphere of Intense ejtpectancy. Feeding Problem Although tli^iiew governuveiit up-pears to be composed of.competent and well-intentioned tpen, they are being overwhelmed by the problem o{ feeding and keeping warm 2,QOO,000 persons, vriie price, of food Continues to .lump,-- A piece of chocolate smaller than an American silver dollar sells for |3. There is also a ikck of fats, and pork Is selllug at |3 a'pound. � Hav^ Been Robbed Men and'womenewho go into neighboring states to obtain food and Ijring it'to Vienna say'that they have been robbed at tile frontiers by Czechoslovak or Hungarian sentries, al-.Ihough both countries have plenty ol ' food, ' A Jewess who has arrived ^ in Vlgnna from Polish Galicla. snya she wfts robbed of 130,000. .She 'was - made to sign a paper declaring that abc. itad voluntai-ily contributed the sum to soldiers' charities." LdNDONi D�j6. ^.-^In ;Garjfisny there ia a laeeiety 'ealfad the / "Deutsche FMkgerbun.d^V Jiivt aa ' the German "navy "league was largely^ influential,. In--giving;, Qmr-, many a powsrfiilouilnion governnient'^^^rcantile marlftlsfleet, the Oanadi^n jE'ioneer and, Oani^dlau Voyager, we>-e launched troifi iheVVlckers' Shipbuilding'.plant by Lady Bordenj wife of tfae prAnier, this morning:- The Pioneer, the keel of which was lalcf on July 18, last, is of 8,100 tons deadweight, .has :twin decks^nM a speed of 11,1-2 knots. The keel of the Voyager was laid in March. This ship will be ready to procee.d in a few days. She la of 4,450 tons.burden. I Government's Policy : .1 At a luncheon which followed the launching, Hon. C. C. Ballantyne, federal minister, of marine, outlined the shipbuilding policy of the government. He announced that the government'had under construction a9 steel vessels. Continuing, be said: "l-lappUyr war is now practically at an' end, but ,Cc'inada and its government are confronted with tremendous peace problems. To retain our present volume of trade and to take the placfe of the vast sums of moijey that.^have beeif expended during the past few years in Canada for the-making' of, munitions, it is imperative that C&uada; should vigorously go after' export trade.' , � '.T '.'The gbvernment has laid theP yaj^: fdrTtlils'by-"providing sTflpn. Th* spohsibiUty uow^ests upon -the niahi 1'facturer.s of Canada to rise to.-the occasion and use every energy to sequve export busineiis. Thti Ignited Kingdom, overseas �{pminions and our allies ace more' Bympathetlcaliy Incliped than ever to buy Canadian products and I ho^e that the manufacturers and business men of this country realizes that OnERKAiRSON LONDON] German armi of the loci patch from Math protested tl expired H^pi delivery Mathias > ' papers, adtli armlsticf^iai jD^c. 3.-Marshal Foch ha^ sent a new ultimatum to the liee delegates demanding that Q'ermnny-give up the rest jvea'agreed to, according to an Exchange Telegraph dls-penhi^en, transmitting advices from Berlin. Irzbelrger, leader of the German armlBtice commission, lifWai.impossible and asked for a respite. The ultimatum forenoon with what result it haa not been learned.  " � ., Dec. 3.-A Router's dispatch from Berlin confirms the ^timatum, the time limitrof which is 24 hours. It says gii;- (of the German armistice commission) offered to motives aa soon as they were repaired,, German news-lediapatch, point out there is no hope o^prolonging the that it is likely the aflles will occupy Germnny. De^l^cl The Dotuments inculcating tlieKab^ PARlSjV olecVia.-(Havaa)-The German foreign office destroyed by fire all-jdaifiaaing documents in the archlyes of the German general governmlitaf^ Brussels and destroyed documents in Berlin'which might be ukefur In-p)a1cThg responsibility for the-war on the German gover/i-ment) Herrj MaHtOrtbllhr, n former Socialist member of the reichstag,-declared Hn>� i^^h l^t Berlin, according to advices received here. The reV.clatlari8 of Melkenbuhr, the Paris nevyspapers declare, throw a singular ll^t^'^the proposal of Dr. Solf, the German foreign secretary, to have-aKitaMtrar commission inquire Into the oribih of the war. .. , .__ � - -_ - .. ' ,-=^ Diplomats Ask Protect'n LONDON, Dec. 3.-The diplomatic corps in Berlin has asked the German government for protection against the anarchistic propaganda of the Sparlaciis group, which is ^agitating for the general arming of the' proletariat, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from'Amsterdam. IHEGOVT.PtAN Announce One Scheme of Re-constriiction Whi^ih Will  Employ Many Men' '. i .CLARESHOLM Stoybi^T. iJi'VLewis (acclamation). CttUBdl---J:!-ter �ia)l^J;,tiv^f.,.:Boe86 (acclaraatiou:) ScTiflpl.trustees-C. B. Tailisbn, Jfe^i �McKettny/ Normau Holmes {dcclaiha^ tion). , ' '  this Is the best opportunity, tlie^. have ^"9.% "-".Y^^" ''^?/"?^fi!X had. to ^o after export husiuess. The'; PJ^y'^c^aj f,-^'^^ ",1^ l^ifvM gpyernmont is >fully alive to this PQ�-1 ^I^^^^^^^t^JJ^^'^nW. OTTA\�'A* Dec. S.-^tTJiB decks wer6" - V'..AMEDICINE HAT clearedfoT the d^pcuaiten�.,of demob-. Metlieine Hat Dec. 2.-thci'e ^111 IHaatlon'and employnjdrt of returned ! be k:ne ward soldiers this monimgm.the confer-, i, Medicine^'Hat, w.t,rd six, where Aid. ence' bet,ween the sedlplBiHes. of the j. j. Marshall, J. Holfe and J. M. Coojj- mmm >3.-A COPENHAQ^,Dec. britlsh flast arrived yesterday at the port of tibau In Courland, on the Baltic, laaya i Wolff Bura�u dispatch from;Berlin today. WASHINGTON.-'iBie. i8.-JPresident Wilson and (the otbar Americaif repre-Bsntativa* at the peace conference were urged to Insist that the right of self-determination .be granted the people of Ireland.-I'ti two -resolutions introduced yesterday in the house of appeals made by the Catbolic University through-Its "rector, Bishop Shane, and by the national board of the Anc'But Order of Hibernians and ladies' auxiliary, ,- The resolutloDs were r�fevred the foreign atfafta committee, . 'HiibftOWNEo'� � WATtRtWyN, y., Dec. 3.- Eleven men, eomprlaing the crew of the bsw asetlon o^f the fnelght-, er Mineola,'ff:9 believed to ^ave bean drownMT when that aection of the vesael/wentdown laat night In a'terrificigat's,And'Kllnard.. to Make The Children 1 Already aeknowledgetf F. O. Hyde .... $t 66.25 ' 6.00 $171.25 ThQugb^ many houses in I^ethbtidge hav%�been saddened by the war and by the recent .epidemic aV influenea whlchTias, swept, through the l^nd, there aire many little children'in the ci^y who must not bp'allowejj'to forego the PleaaurQ d( tbelr accustomed Cbriatntas cheer this year,, Many of these chlldreii are jn homes whidh' havis V^en tbbb^ dtthoir bread winners witliin^tJ^epBtfe^r'y^^� and these, aa- well M'jnany ovliers, mu^t- depend upon the OoodfeUow* of tathbrldge to; seosthat ^at least the hftpplneps of ChrlBtntaa .'ieai^pB muat - be theirs. There la nO' roont ;4|1.'the llye^; of/II ttle ohlld*otf-tti*iaaaness/They at least Bhould-beheppyi-ia.the nioftt Joyous of al ilsBc!n*rChrlatmsBtide. - ,  ' t ' � gd'jwlll'the Goodfeilowii of Lethbrldge-kindly step forVi-ardwUh fven riiorS qi$ntl�9lr accustomed generosity, and subscrtbe to tfae/ilerald's annual' Christmas cheer' fund, In' order thB.t illBBTIIIeyvOt-the Nursing Mlufi'OB'inBy.'Bee that non^ of these' littletrones wbo-Jni^^ otherwise be deprived of- tjils, pleasure^ shall' not go #itUout thefr Christmae: cheer. Senain'your'donatlfm to the Herald today:: 1^ It-Is large alit^pOBsible, biit ilbTnattor how small. It will be gladly and gVatefuUy; receive^:- slbllity and at the present time has a trade commission m Loudoit.:.,to.'see that the. way is made easy for Qanr ada to get her full share of the vast amount of materials -that arc,;^olng: to^ be/4'eqiiired for the restoratlou of. dev-, abated France and Belgium and also, to ^et her share of the vast amount of products of all kinds tl^at ;wiU bS wanted by these countries which have, been engaged m war /lor tlie:1a8t Ifiav-years', ttf" replenish llieir litockrf.* Ill Every Port. ... With the lead that the government has given and its determination to'assist Canada in every way todo a large export trade, 1 .hope .in thjBi.very,>iiear i.tnturei-.that the flag 'of Gp^da'a mer^ chant marine may ,b^ seen' in every important port throughout the world, ctrrylng^ to- these distant veountrles �BBented unani- SASKATOON, Dec. 3-The Saskatoon Star 1s Informed-on good authority that the city of Prince-Albert has turned down'the suggestion of a joint .commissioner^ preferring to have a controller to take charge of the affairs of the . city'. '. , ^WANT REFORMS MADRID, Dec. 3.-The Reformist party has beg\in the holding of meetings to m-omote its program Of coiJi-stltutlonal-reforni. � �. *  > ' * � : RESIGNS: :;-e^-:':4>' HOGETOIAL m MONTREAL, Dec;--3.-Almost as many of the neepte'- of Canada died'of tuberculoais . during the four-years of war as jthere were Canadian soldiers klllM Jn battle! during tM � same: period^ while the number of civlljihsvat home .'atrleken with the ^gdiat vvhite plague during the fbur years nearly equals the number of Canadian; coli^lers reported aick or wouniled In the caaui^ltles for the entire period of the^TWar. fPrSm Our'.Owij-Corrfisuondent) \ WARlsfER, Dec. ji:'-Nominations tor village council took place last night, and resulted in', the following being elected'by acclamation: W. V. Brown, B. R> Cobourn; B. M. WilllamB, The school" elefetjon will be held at the lli;sj; of" the-'yeilr. It lias been deoideil not to reopen the BcUpols before; January^ 6th, as there hati Been a. recurrence of the 'flu epidemic in tliis heighborbood, The station a^ent and his entire family have taken ill. and several new cases are being^reported each day. 'dutch: REPRISALS /  , MADRID, Dbc. 3.-The Span-  ish ministry resigned 4oday: .......  * * * * of ? 1,0NP0N, Ded, 3.-The Dutch government has^declded to stop all . exporits to Gertnany In repr'(Bal for the stoppage Of the export Mbf German, commerce to 'Holland, acr corjiln' ah'^xchang^ Telegraph dispatch frbni,Amsterdam. TO yjsilT,Ti:ljE POPE HOME, Monday, Dee. 2.-President Wilson, during his stay at this 'capital; .vy||l -pay a visit to Pope .pie'nedict','; it is announced by the nowsbapers-here. He will go to the Vatican, It Is said, from the American embassy instead of fron� the qujrlnal, where the'presl-, deiitiand Mrs.:Wilson will be the guests, of the. King and jBucen, whiles;: in Rome... C^anal, work-fejnibraced in tha'tpW mam conr traot9aeit^' referted^.tp,' there were other esilmbtee^ iiecbssar^' expenditures in contemplation'. f6r land, cement, .struclurali steel bridges and lock gales amounting- to . .about 58,000,000, of \yhich .$4,0D0,0OQ. already has been expended. The minister of railways expects that there;will-, be" eugageci-during the vvluteua force, ot about 800 men preparing tor. the reopening of the- work in the apuiug, when 4,000 will be engaged. Dr. Reid also expects to fiiiisli up work remaining to be done to complete the Trent Canal. This will employ -a few hundred nieu. , .....' Railway Orders As already announced, orilers have been placed through the war board here [or 200,000 tons of steel-rails to meet t!ie requiremenls of the'Csiiadlnn Pacific, Grand Trunk and the Oovern-m.ent Railway systems., hi addition, the boards ot directors,of .the several railway companies wiU.prqceed with the 'construction of such .qir equipment and locomotives as ar^ needed, It Is understood that the. . CaaadJan Pacific and the Oraiid Trunk. wiH'fill their requirements.In their own,shop*. The aggregate value of car andr locor motive equipment required by tile several railroads will be some twelve to fltteen million dollars. V.--:: --.---^-^-- Allied Nations Will Make Joint Demand on Holland-Do Not Expect a Refusal. GERMAN GOVT. HAS NOT YET DECIDED i... . ON ITS ATTITUDE TO BRING PRESSURE ' " LONDON, Dec. 3.-The British war cabinet and the French an'd Italian representatives in London are in agreement as to th^ proposed punishment of N^llllam Hohenzollern, the former German emperor, but have decided to take no action until President Wilson arrives in Europe, The Evening News, s^ys-it learns. The allies are not. willing . t? allow.a technicality to prevent bringing William Hohenzollern to trial. If Holland refuses his-extradition without the consent o^ Germany, the .newspaper - ad^s, pressure will be brought to secure consent. -, _ COUL BlSeiKI TIDE A British Landing Foiiie Could Put End to Reign of Terror / THE WEATHER High, Low 47 36 . ip.iP^lff. westera Uaes-in^the City to- ForeoMt-No change in Mmpera- *5|r.-_^ . _ , jtur*. � > BERLIN, Dec. K.-If a lew.British torpedo boats or light cruisers,' with even-a- small landing torce,^ could reach Reval. this v/aek-they :covld darn the Bolshevist flood -which :haB been mui>devii\B, burjiing uiidi^plun^ (lering and Livonia,-uacord-ing tu ii declaration made-to-.acorre-spoiulent by Ba'\-on Aexkuell,-:of Bb-; thoiifa,-who escaped from tliat coun^ try on Thi4rsrtay In diagulsei. : . .Baron Aexku^Il repoiits .tluit - Gor-ni-an forces have begun do .evacimte Narva when they wer^ attaciced and defeated, by Russian . ^roops;'. LasB Tuesday . white ; guards,' commanded by former Russlart officers, under the leadership of Count Keller of the old Russian regime, -Aere at- sheyist- troops. They/bt'ought* 25 ;inar chiue feunfr. with,thei#' iWhlle"llie attack was proceeding. tt}eBe..Ri;s^ianB fired upon the whita:vguar.da-|t'/;m th^ rear. The -white guards,' h^lf annihilated, retired... . . / Esthonlan workmen'^are .nearly, all Bolshevists, according' to BatoftrABX-kuell, and the mlitdle clftssgs. q't Eb-thonia and Livonia ar4;Jtacingf-"^,t^e same reign of .terroi;.4l!''ivt-\tJip;c-;)6tDur7' l^eolse.of Russia; hiyeiv'nJjEJ^S^d^N^^^ LONDON, Dec. 3--A demand tov the surrender of William Hohenzollern will be submitted to The Netherlands^'^ government in the natne of all the allied governments, according to the. Express. The views ot Fraafe tand; It^ly have been fully conjmunlcat|l%,to> the British government and president, Wilson has also made suggestions-rela-^-tlve to procedure in "the case.' �,:>!v,. . Authority Is claimed' bytfie-Expi^eBS;. for the statement that although U�ero* are some-little difficulties as to ..p of Ia.w among allied Jucia(Bt:9$bi| oonferencecln Downing Street eA unablinity' jeliiitve to the 'bflp of -the ex-kalslSi' to'' .ausTver ^:ti�^i^s-i.^^ crimes." ,r " " ''T ,'iyio��tipii�lon-Jr'J�eW thutJflpni'tiAi, -will'hot'fredisposea to^J>iit;io1� - DiBcuisslng the war,- Haase aalcfr^ -Therguiltof starting the struggle'lie&.: with "both IGerman and Austrian-mili;r;-tarlsm- The government is. now*in-^ vestlgatmg the pre-war methods of thi? � foreign office, particularly vegarding : the liaudling of secret fmids. The re- . suit will be published as soon as the.; investigation is completed.'' � > ' File Claims " i, v . i � PARIS. Dec. 8.-(Hava'si'J^Prencl^^'. ; citizens are lodging. complaints w^tli ' -Attorney-General .Lescouve: regarding v -, crimes - committed by the: German '. armies under WlUIam Hohenzollern, f, . .the former German'emperor. Several, lieruous who lost relatives In .the bombardment of Pariaby the.Gerniatt v long range guns have filed their complaints. : � � In the case . of �' iladame Pi-reufv  whose, luisbnnd -was killed on the'tOiV" ! pedoed mail steamer Sussexj the at-,. : to rney-general .declares, that the-steamer was an extension ot French:, soil and, consequently, the ITrencU. : authorities are competent to make an' inveBtigatjon. ~" A declslWi \^flth'a'egarii to. : -: plaints against the formor emS6ror , * will be reported.. ^^ithln;,a^ lew ..days.. . . It it is decided that Frencli Irl-: . bunals are competent- to .open pro- '/ cieedlngSv a .judge -will be appointed./ One of the first acts ot the, judge wiir be tcr.i'ask for the extradition ot:'' Willlani^Hohenzollern. .'� ,-�.'::,' mmm V T: San FRANCISCO, Deo. 3~Rober:f' A. Capell, former-agent of thejJVojrtliiv;' G?nuan-Lloyd.:^ Steamship Comptpijg ,t who was sentenced to 15 nlocffis'-.v;! m tacked : by a Superior bddy:' of : Bol^J im^isonment for hla conuectlo&'?,wltli A: Hindu ooAspii'acy to overtu-n^'v iSh rule 'in India, pleaded;-;gull,ty, terday.- to Indictments, -d^rgingtij with conspiracy lil 1914 In coittj^fct . with the .illeged ,provisfonlng(9|i:Ggi^)f . ,, jnan. twarshlps' at^ showing: tbaf'he hinDled ikVs ^uniB of money' pald.SvU>e''^'Hln(!liu>^fi; iUv^iGe.i;man soy.otammtt'fi 082749 ;