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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^VOLUME Xl>- LETHBr1)GE, alberta,; f WEl^NESDAY. DECEMBER i, 1918 NUMBER 301 wmm OF REc HIS HEART Seamen of the Empire Mli II Kaiser Js Not Placed bh friifoon; Allies Agreed as to Stejjrtdfe dermari.^Fieet Off Sebastopolj ;is |)ividecl. Among British, J^reiritK, tireeks and Italians .^^-i^ljSurrendered >X^ith-'^t: Trouble. TOK PqXRD, � THE BRITISH DE-. STROYSia TILBURY, SEBASTOPOL, Wedne�daS^, .?�?0v. 27.~Tl)e allied fleet ot. Britlali; F'reh6h. TtaUan and Greek ^tVaryeWlS; has taken from the Ger-nians' IO'~^arsVilpg, Including smaller crfitt li|.t;Ii6^)iarbor'liere.' .The Rugatan trjre^dntiu^ft't .Volia is now lender the Br^tialt flk|i*V Five deslroyei's were ap-portioiied'irauhK the alliee, tha British �taWiip; WoJ-'tn> and the Uallana *qX^. Koiiv submarines, all Gernian,'we're ^divided between the French and'ipreeks. All the remaining warahipii Htid, merchant veBsela ol the German Bl^ck Sea fleet will be held , here.; Th^re; are. about 11,000 German �troops ,ln this Crimea. They have requested perniissioi^to proceed to Germany by the Way ot Trieste so as.toi avoid a repetition of aii incident three weeks fiSfo at Odessa when Ourman ,soldier�: going to- Coljstantmople were attackeii by hostile citizens and some ;were killed; ' ..^ jjvBebastopol is governed ,*y a foali-*aHfflfe>�*��mittee.,.iot.. workmen, n;^er-�clj^tW� iji^i'l'm'bfessoM. The people ;>B)),t^;tb^g|ii|ibll8li,prlmea as a �elf-gov-.erninjrAme, witnHJta -.c&pital as Simp-feropoiXimj^ev the federal republic of Ru�Bia.v mftd'f-worklngnisn 'm�iBtiKin ordeftgti}v|ta^rge fei^r tTtta thAt Gammny is not keeping 119 to U* stipulated schedule and tbftt MarshaJL Fooh lus (Ivan warning'^tlittGermaar wiU be held retponalbto lor furtb^ deltj-s, but !b�rhas;iiotifixad a>tiaa limit for tha '(larryiiU! out: of m claqse relativs to railroad �auipm�ut. I) OTTAWyS,'Deo. 3.-The gov*niprogr^mB- for better - housing ' ^ondm�;ia Jihreugh munielpulitlee ����#r/oth"erwl�si-.\. THE WEATHER rr/f.-.ri-';::.:::;:-:;::.:. vr ForeooatrpUlght showers. M 30 OTTAWA, Dec; l-^Fdr- - the first time in the history.of. Canada representatives of organized labor and ot the jp-bat maniifacturing Interests ot the country and ot' technical organizations have agreed upon a policy-to be recommended to the government. Tiie , recommendations deal witli matters to be .'carried out in connection with the're'-onstructlon period. The memorial-wiilch;-!^.being considered �byvith.e,-,cj>l)lpet:: today lis. a T^puHiHott'-thO'conference :.tUeld here last-;.week.-- t".-.-....... - It Buggestsi.lp'.^.'generalirway of the appointment of- aAureau on welfare; establishment'?oHlfti'bui^au';to tpke a surveyv ot-impdrt|f'..thtf*�rOHnltjg or mknufact^miwor^aj^a^ iu Cau'ada;v'i�^a|lf^^uB^ndustrial re-s�)(toh; Ji!U�tj^ti%r'^�',' Immediate " ""pifoffp, woVka; cov ijiWv^nces in the matter of tecbhical' .educatiqii; establishment of employment bureaus, aud {rreat iitllizatioa and development of Canndiau water- powers; co-operatloa hGLween the militia department ahd Iho govornmeat omployment bureaus m the probloms; ot , deinobilization, and the cofBmencemenl of an "optim-l ism campaign," inrjwhich the newspapers of the country' wlU be asked to assist. The I memorial was prasented by Tom Moore, president of thjB ,trailes and labor council; G.M, Murray, general secretary of the V Canadian Manufacturers" AssiocititiPnV and S. W. Willis MoLiaChlan, represfenting the joint committer Ot . taclmical operations. Of outstanding Importance ia tiie tact thai the document, presented to th? government this afternoon repve-ientB�tbe result of-the most compre^ henslv^ effort ever!, made^in Canada to brlng'capital and organized labor together in the. interest of a' better und^astaudlng. As a result of the conference of last week, Canadiau\| capital and Canadian labor are probably closer together than ever , be.-, fore. The effect of this better ISeeling upon tlie'future development of, the country cannot be overestimated. y REFUSED Seamen Threaten Strenuoud Measuresr-Allies Are All Agreed, Determined That Ex-Kaiser Shall Not Escape Tribunal. ..-.NEW YORK, Dec. 4,-Unless William Mohenzollern is placed Sn trial for his crimes within a reasonable time, England faces a-general searneji's strike. . This became^known here today 'when Edward,.>"tupper, national organizer of the National Sailors' '"^^and : FlrementS- Onion of Great Britain, declaji^d: that unless the fornfier kaisor^ls placed on trial for.hla crirnal|Sbefore -an interna-tipnal court lii;a certain date the seVien's iiriisfVi-wili take definite actlbVi en. their account." ^ill that action ' taka?" a reporter asked. "i leave that tb you to judge," N-eplied Capt.T Tupper. "| cannot afford to tell'you.' You may judge what action any union might take. Neither can Iv tell you what date Yia%l;h*w -fixad -as a time In which he muBt be prosecuted." /!- ALL AGREED UONDON, Dec. 4.-All the nations represlBhted at .-tlie inter-allied, conference herr.;y*3t?r3ay may be regarded as lif^Ugreement with the policy of Uoyd'^Georgt as to com-0 pay to the limit The allied represen-agr.eed on the pro-g'l^,trial-those re-raaje's 'ou hniuanity Arrest Hindy COPENHAGEN, Dec. 4.-The soldiers' and workmen's council at LelDsic has decided that German general headquarters shall be dissolved sad Field Marshal von Hindenburg arrested, according to The Lokal Anzelgcr, of Berlin. . CDP.ENHAOEN,.-Dec. The ' reply of-Admiral-Beatty, xomman^ .aerlfr-'chJeflTSr WBrltilh 'jiayy, to a request by Germany for mlti-gitf ion^ of ns^.al ,terms of the-' ar-spuj/ticei rey^Ees/'^ny coneabsion . regarding-''mer^i1ant shipping or' fishing In the North Sea, the Berlin Wolff Bureau states. POLES-AT BREST PARIS, Dec. ^.'T^BrasirLitovBk, where Germany .negotiated tha peace treatisawUh Russia and tha Ukraine, haa bean occupied by PollshMreops, according to the Ncue Presse,..:�f. Vienna, says a Geneva dispatch to U'Inform a* tlon.- ABDICATloiy OF pAiNCE LONDON, Da'e. 4.^The abdica-. tlon of'ths Qarm�nsd,Treves- .yesterday, the OsmiBn ravalutlonary \eommlHta triad ; to v get ,'ln,touch ' -With tham, but the eommanda'r of the forces.in thOiCity rafusad to ^^grai^t an Intt^lwfj^' '"j-^y ' - ONE-SEVEdlH OF �pelling iGermab; of her capacity tatiyes ;,were ali position ot b; sponsple fOri^-i during ti !3 LONDON, Dec. 4.-(British' , WIreleiss Service.)-in reviewing the question of whether Germany " Is able to ,pay war damages and the war expenses incurred bV the -allies. The Daily Mall declares that the estimated allied /.expenses . of C92WSD;CDQOOO are less than 'one-seventh of the main German assets In sight. The  main railway systems In^.the German states are the property of the various governments, which, ^n addition, own forests, mines and large areas of land. The paper, says that a moderate estimate of the value . of German mineral ^lesposits Is $191, 000,060,' In 1871 Germany made Prance pay not only the cost of the war, but exacted a flne^^of $86,000,000; and the surrender.>^of Alsace-Lorraine.' The Daily" Mail 8ays*the the allies ask for no' - fines, but require "reparation only.!' . , "LBTHBHIDGE IS the deadest city in the west when it comes tov;^'el-i .- 5'r''^^oys'^tn^ayy'w^^^ ^'"^'^ ing, crowds gatHered to see tiiem otl[i and flags were flying. They come home; there is.no one to meet.them, and they get'the opinion that nobody cares a continental iibout them. ' It isn't very cheering, and .tends to ile, press ihe iiieu who are lacing tin; very pncertain problem ot getting |,back into civil life. Surely something can be doner to change all this.''- Presldeiit iiOngworth oil the ..0. W. �V^. A. � �  � . A^i!rsT'^^AV ' L0I^D'3^Dec^?^(SpacJ�a Oable to }yiall and .�impfre)^T|)j(!:j^j^'::�onferr 'terelhcro ha8-welg}|i4dfcmeflioaS' of making Oermany pay. It- appears to be recognized that .the Boche"9 have little .gold, but vast ijotentlal industrial wealth, wiilcb the press and high oplrt-ion here agree must sboulder a stupendous, but just indemnity. �For Damage Done PARIS, Dec. 4.-(Havas)-In tUfi chamber of depi^Jies yesterday a number of deputies proposed, that the Chamber adopt a resolutloa conceiming thetiudcmnity to b'e levi'ed against the enemy powers. The riSBoIution says: "The chamber ot deputies > having taken note of the armBitice-terms im-posing-on our enemies-reparation tor damage done, invites government to obtain,'- in agreement with the allied powers, fiscal cliarges which will cov-'er thq expenses caused "by the war. These should be divided among them by a Unancial commission of the nations in proportion to th^ir populations anti tlje strength of their respective contributions to the carrying oil pt the.war."-. Clause 19 of the armistice conditions requires that the enemy powers shall makereparatinn for damage done. Views of British Government - CONDON, Dec. 3:-Speaking at Bpdtle: tonight, Andrew Bouar L>aw, the'chancellor ot the exchequer, con-firh>ed;'the statement that- the British government had decided to press the allies as strongly as possible that tlie surrender of former Emperor William should be demanded and that he should stand his trial.: The chancellor also announced that the government had appointed a committee, to examine'scLehtiflcally ihto^ tlio dUestion.ot how miich the enemy would'be able to pay. The govem-'ment would propose such procedure to the allies, and lie.believed it v,'ould he-ftdopted. An inter-allied committee would then inquire into the whole queailon and decide what amount was obtainable. Steps would, then be taken to secure its payment. � As Gol. E. M. House, the American- representative, was. ^unable to attend the allied conference in London today, or yesterday, Mr. Bonar ,Law added, it was impossible that I ao' fieclfiion could be reache*! on any He was, therefore, now only Former Emperor is Very Dejected These Days-Sits Writing-at His Desk All >Day Long-Can't Cheer - J.O.XDOX, Dec. 4.-William Mohenzollern wear.>i a- dejected..appearance, according, to The Telegraph's corre-spondent.at .Vmerongen, ll^l!ai)d, who says that he has talked with ''someone who has .come much in c'ontacf with the exile." This persoii is quoted as follo-yvs:  . s . "Ttia former'emperor wore an air o� relief wheiL he arrived at Amerou-gen, but that soon ^vanished. Even his ehe-ery wife can not now rouse him from his moodiness. The former empress is really s-imething of u heroine, and tries to make her husband . look on' the bright side of thingsj but in vain. .The distinguished fugitive has terror in his heart." Herr Hohenzollern keeps more and ! more to himself and is constantly less inclined to go about. The correspondent says that his informant took him to an "Unfrequented place fromwhioh an unshaded window in the castle wab visible. Pointing to the window; the.; gentleman said: "The former einperor sits at that window writing- as though, against time,, hour, after hour, sheet after sheet, otten, all the forenoon and all the afternoon." � � BYUNIISIW Fighters V/ill ^tuin With Their Own Battalions, Which Pleases Them "tWMEMPmES' Aii BOTEGEN, Germany, Dec. 1.- Dqtachmente.of. the British army pushedibut this morning . across the frontier to German soil and the oiiiie forbidden domain of mil-Itarism/is now furnishing billets for the;'^contemptible little army" - whiah aroused'the Germanr acorn in 1914;! RIGHTS OP NEUi:RALS AT PEACE CONFERENCE BERNE, Dec. 4.-Dr. Widmer of Woting introduced.a resolution in tnrllament yestiarday inviting the Wjss government to immediately approach o^her neutrals for thcv purpose ofvjolhtly establishing the ' claims and rights 'of neutral nat- \ Ions at the peace .'eohference, particularly reiatiyc to a future lea; gue/of. nations^ . LOAN T^O FRANCE MONTEVIDEO, Dec. 4.--,The president' yesterday signed the measure providing for a loan to Prance ^ of 15,000,000 pesos of gold, and increasing the present British loan to 20,-000,000 pesos. '"These loans are to ba spent for Uruguayan products. OTTAWA, Dec. 4.--Tliat^lhe Canadian soldiers SBrving overseas will be brouglit home by units by senior-ily. of ilivisions, and that the people of their homo towns will have ai/ opportunity ot seeing them parade through tJie streets, licSided by their officers and the regimental flag under wliich they went over, will come as good news bo the Canadian people. This information is' con-�reyed in a letter received in Ottawa from Major-Gen. B. ^y. Morrison, of the Canadian artillery. The original plan, agreed upon at a , conference of ministers held in July. last, was that the .battalions would be broken up Jn France and the men returned, according to social conditions, the married coming first, and the men put into growp.q representative of the various trades, and coming back to,-Canada as Ihose trades were required. ; OLD LAND Wilson -Breaks Preceident- NEW YORlv. Dec. 4.-Special dispatches from ^Vashillgton, published here this morning, quote Senator-.'W.il-liaras. Democrat. Of .Mississippi. In the course of yesterday s d,ebate in the .senate as saying; ,|[ ; . "The two English-speaking countries, the United States audi Britain, can maintain a'leae"ue.of nations, even if Prance, Belgium, Italy and, other nations refuse to have/a part in it. . "It the two English-speaking nations go into it, we can by our. sea power, by our control over raw materials, by oiir control over natural resources, force the other nations ot the world to do .the league's bidding. We can agree that any civilized nation, that makes war upon .another without first submitting the questions in controversy to aii 'arbitration.tribunal shall be outside the'pale-of civilization, and that the  treedofh' to operate upon the higlvrseas shall be denied to her, that access to th'e raw materials and markets wblclx the two nations, in the league shall . control shall be denied to he?;, and Jn that .way we can t.eep peace In the. world for a hundred years If we only liave the courage to do it. That is what President Wllsou is going to Europe for."  � : V FRENCH IN GERMANY Reconstruction Committee Is Getting Down to Work � NONE HAiyeiY^T ARRIVED  : Saeratary Jkladdiiion ot .tlie ^, Vatarapi has'.received, a rtele-  phone meastge^fropi'MQiUcltie  .Itat tp the .et(,eotd0u^tiii,en9 of  the Lethbr^^gi fflummg sol-  dWr� Jiad yatLarrjr^d. .-tftpre. � He will be nOtur�d''ar.i^'p)iL as  ithay a^^lve^�^�ii^^^-; ' ^ "OUR.CONCEHN-has'Lad 77'-nii?n enllpt; and we are ready to take them the jneetihg-of the recouWructlon > committee last night that thfev'jn'ttoa � ill- thfe iminiidlate vicinity, ot the qity & could absorb >pO men. *''  -JlWlTH THE FRENCH ARMY IN GERMANY, Tuesday, Dec. 3. -The 10th French army on Its way to the Rhine and Mayence h'as icrossed the German frontier of 1t70, occupying the valley of the Baare. The advance Into Gcr-rnanJterrltory has been without in-Voldaijt jind sppeara likely to be .-carried out in perfect order and �qmet. . pSSENTIAL TO PEACE ST. CATHARINES. Ont., Dec, ..4;f^Ths eld. town aeunelt last flight placed itsalf an rocord as declaring the sMrrfndar ..^ef the 'foVijiir kaiser to . British Justice -abpelutoiy assenttal to . perma-'nam.poaca. r - � ^ I fit '4 5* Orgnufzation, of the LetUbridge Reconstruction Committee was proceed-,ed with at.the.meeting called gn Tues-(day pvenine^^Uie-mayor's office,'WltU the result that G* R. Murnoch, president of the board of trade was elected , chairman, H. P. MaddJson, secretary, (While 15.new membors of the committee were mimed, consisting of.the following:. Gommlssiouer. Freeman, Comi^iBsloner Meetih, F. Sick, A. G. Baalim; G. W. Gieen, R. J, Bltchle-Paterson, Jolin Dow, Jos. Morgan, G. F. Bletcher, J, W. Bawden, C. D. Mac-Klntosh, M'.- F. Finn. JohnHorne; A. H. Reld, Alex. Smith and S. J, Shepherd.' The Idea in iiickirig these rep-resentative meu /Was to connect up with'H^ie various' arenueg of employ-., ment'ioon as "posalble. 'Unfairness of Pensions ' Mi)cli:.'ot. the- tim^e of the meeting-was taken up in a rounij-table dls-cugsibn � ot the.. various questions concerning :.>the .placing ot the men �of the army bftck. Into civil - life once- hiore.v -Everything from critic-lim pit' tlie -peiisipn commissioners t^ the 4ieef'-for>findlng' immediate employment tor. ineiivtwho are' returning shortly was oovered. by _thc 1 discussion, wliicli sometimes, waxed acrimonious, especially when--veterana present tolil.of their complaints against the working .pt the preiient,. pension-system', which, Prualdent Uongworth of the G. W.y.-.. A. declared., would have to be radically.changed if asplrit ot Bolshevism among the returning troops was to be avoided. He-attacked the iintiilniess of the pension .commission at Ottawa. Meflioal boards examine returned men in the west*and And them unfit and reoommend.theni tor a pension b-aseU on a certain pevr centage of dftabillty. , .'php papfers go to Ottawa, and the peuslon commissioners there cut the disability r/li the pension In lialf or more than tl^at without having ever seen J;he^man The result is that the .soldier. Is^ dissatisfied, he isn't given i.a fair, oppolv tiiiiUy to meet compWllIon, wU|6i he finds when be goes outto take a position, and-'his comrajloa .are\aIso!'raade dlssatlafl^d. Mr. Long^r^rtli's j-emarliS' were borne out'by . statements /from Messrs. Cunningham nuU Maddisonl ot the veterans. �i-i-i> ' Js First President to Step on Board Ship fpr Overseas. Bands Play as He Departs ' for Conference, iii^i'^i -i ---I ' ' � NEW YORK, Dec. 4.-President Wilson sailed today tor Europe to take part as one of five representatives ot the XTrUted States to the peace conference to be held;' in France. The transport George Wash- ^ ington gbt under way at^ 10.15 a.m* For the First Time r NEW YORK, Dec. 4.-For the Ilrs6 time in the nation's^ history a presi-dent stepped on board a steamship which was to take him to Europe, s when today Woodrow Wilson walked up the gangplank of the transport Goorge IVashington, berthed at a M A picturesque military receptiort  j-; was given the presidential, party oii : ft-; arriving by special .train, which, vai'i. rived ar, Hoboken at 'J.30 a.m. Between the spur track on!-.which the train drew up at the entranC(;\^p the pier an arch o� Amerlcan.-.fl^gf had been erected. As the preaiJej^; stepped from, the train bugles drums sounded. andV-an � army-.H playedj.VThe. ,ataT,ySp�ngled:;Banj..^ ' Accompanied by 6?n. 3lACM�i�ftifd.j �and'lrts BtaUf jLhe. presidentlal.-^art^tfjj, inoived slowly, under the:^&tt!k�iiyss)tv,'fi^ ifla^arand. between solid �.rowB:i^.)^Boki>:0:i diers, who presented arms aftv-a-i'iie ii;.%'v; president'^passed/ :.. � %'f:''h'>t''r!mi The president, in high spirits; said, : he was Woking forward to the voyage; '> as a resti-^mdeed, the first real^ rest' : . "' since hei'asBumed-'-oftlce! � ^ '. �'f--. The George 'V\'ashirigton, with'Its '.'^ convoy of war vessels, will take the southeni route, going by way of.the.y-^;? Azores in order to avoid the colder .'t^* temperatures iviiiicli .woi, House on the peace mission, as'tl(�-:. admiral's assistants/,' Rear-AdmlraLi, Gary T. Grayson; the preBldent'svpliygj!^^^ siclan; George Creel, chairman ot'thefei"J committee on public lntormatlon;i-pv%a'' Clope, confidential clerk, to tliev^realiiS^^S'i dent; Bilg.-Gen. W.H. Harts, .formBiJS!-,';iJj,., aide to the president, who w;iIV com? mand the military aides and inessenr; gers at the conference; , Brlg.-OeA)fei Churchill; chief of nUIitary lnttUlM\( gence. division; Rayijiond D. Fosdlckj.f v*^ chairman of the commission on train-:;; | Ing camp activities, who will; dlrecUiv.' welfare work for the war department,; ' among American soldiers In Prance,';iir' and^3 members of the peace conferr . '; ence, he.aded by Col. House./ '-"VVr >: v,;i John W. Davis, newly/appointed. ambassador to Great Britain, .and. Mrs. Davis and tjie French and Italpu Ian Xmbassadoj-s, with their families, ' also w^re on;_*be paasenger llst.- The crushing of Prussian nif" ;tarigm *was' a -part ot his pUin 'for>i future - peace'.^ of .the whole wOrl^d) �' cording to persons who con(& wiUi him on the transport.'QeBI Washington before'it. sailed, f .k-:. ' . ^ �  r->.' GLASS MAY-SUCCBe*: vj.,^*^ McAOOO AT WA8H1 NOT' WASHINGTON,,Dec, i^.-^prM went around uneiffiGiaMy; on th*i3 I'house aide of the eaeltpl tttmttf ^^"^ (COKTIWOIO ow--l*Aa� 8,),, com. secrot.iry of^^bj-f.?--/. 2645 16?6 ;