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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETHBKIDGE. ALBEKTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBEH -1. 1019 NUMIHJH 300 of Trades Con- i gress in London Next Week. To Discuss N'iition- PROFITEERING WILL ALSO HE ATTACKED Annunzio Will Withdraw From Fiume Villa Captured By Own Men, Is Being for Ransom JUAREZ, Dec. Villa hat captured hy a of his own men and is being held for a reward from the Mexican government, accord I ny to advices received here late this evening by Sujenntenaeni Caballo, of the Chihuahua division of the National Railroad in Mexico. Two Villa rebels are reported to have presented themselves st federal at Parral and notified the commander there that Villi hnci been captured and wac being held for Burrend-r to the Carrsnza forces. The stale of Chihuahua hat already offered pesos a rtwarjj. Adriatic Situation Clears as Allies Reach Agreement Thought Acceptable, Italy LONDON, Dec. special trades union congress lo be htld on Dec. 9 and 10 has been caltcd earlier than anticipated and some Important matters are on Ihft agenda for discussion. Thcie include the demands of miners for nationalization of mines, cost of living, profiteering and the scheme for crenting a labor general claff. British Declare Huns Gave Orders To Scuttle Fleet Admiralty Publishes German Secret Let Lev lo Show That German Government Never Intended to Complete Sur- render of ReuLer had Orders from to Enemy is Out of the Winnipeg's Mayor Declares Western Canadii Far- mers Losing on Wheat Through Fixing MOXTJIEAL, Dec. of (lie hoaril of commerce from the farm- ers' iioinl or Tornned the subject of nddress'lo Ihc Reform Gluh yes- terday by Hoii. W. for- merly a member o[ ihc Eoatalclicwan government and defeated ir. thai prov- Jncs.-ln Ihe when running for federal.honors. lu regard lo Ihc main staple ot llie western; farmer, despite the nrlUiclally- tlepressecl price, the tann- er had Lo, lake-his loss" with "ihti-fcesL jtossibio Saidr TJic farmer loalng, money as 'coinpurcd wilh Stales "prices. is quoted from to- J3.1J, from lo 53.00. .as. against J2.I5 at Fort Wil- liam, advance payment, plus whatever Ihc prove lo be vortli a'yeur or n few months hence. PARIS, Dec. Frank L. Polk, of the Uniled Slates delegation to the ptsco conference, summoned Kurt von Leaner, chief of the German rep- resentatives at VersailleSj on Mon- day and told him that Germany should rot'Interpret being in her favor any dtlay that might be encountered In ratifying the Versailles treaty at .Washington, according to newspapers here. "If there can be-in the United Stales several ways of understanding the Mr. Polk li'quoted ss telling ,Herr 'Len.ner, "there are not two-, ways..of .'ma king-.the obli- gations Incumbent" upon Germany, nor the affection. binding the United Slates and her allies." 17 was Ilic date ui lleuitr's secrel orders to Jiis officers Ihc projected scuttling." WLII Send Strong Note PARIS, Dec. coun- cil spent Inn greater imrl of today dls cussing Ibo attitude o[ Germany to- ward Ihe signing ot the protocol pul- ling Ihc ncace irealr into effect, Ger- many's representatives having de- clared lliey could not sign It In its present form, Intruding Us provision for rcparaliou for the German war- ships sunk al Scapa Fiow and willi Situation More Grave Than it Ever Wiis During the War Proposal Will be Submitted to Italy by Peace Says Magralh Fiume Shortly to be Taken Over by Italian Regulars While cl'Annunzio's -Volunteers Will Withdraw. c. F. GRAY Tvns rceleciedl' mayor ot Win- nipeg, with a majority or about over a Labor man. WHY AUSTRIA WAS NOT REPRESENTED VIENXA, Dec. Ihe ses- sions of the Austrian labor congress which is meeting hero, the failure ol Austria lo be represented at the labor other features objectionable to Ihom. I conference in will he ex- The form n note to Germany on Ihls L plained by a statement that employe ijuestion was considered by Iho coun-i refused io snnd.' a. delegate and that ...LONDON, Dec. .VICTT of L German ot Ihe re- sponsibility or.thR'filiiklpg of Ihc Ger- man warships Iho 5rll- has'published a number secret Inslnictidns admiral, Von lieiiler, Ib'liis.rolldTera on Ihc fy the 'consequence.nf further c by j inrnii ncrcmng to tnc.possibxiii: 111 ILULl 'many agreeing to surrender t nrRHI Admiral von neuter saMmo UPLIUIL documents: L. J. Gautliier, M. P., 1'lcads Thfit Fanner nnd Labor Movement SJe Dis- regarded MONTREAL, Dec. that Fnfluencts were at work to divide the solid Liberal repre- censalion at OtUwa led by L. J. Gauthicr, M. P., for St. Hyacinths, to make sn appeal for at the meeting of the Lafonlalne Liberal Club here latt nlflhU fOur block always has been on the he said, "and does itt duty- Peopfe are trying to create division? among the labor people and among the farmers so at to divide the Liberal representation. They'jre trying the farmert of the eastern townthTpi now to ai.to break the Liberal block and they hope that when fhat Is-rfone (he.autonomy of the province of Quebec will disappear and become nothing more than a for .and the method ot scuttling vessels, whenever 'signal was glven: from hjs'ship, the Enirten, hia Intention-being, to send llic vessels lo tlio boilqni-should Ihc Drilisb. attempt to seize them without the' consent of ihj Ccrrr.a'n. govern' rnenl. to the .possibxlliy of Gcr- Iho Shtpa, one o[ the Is: "Then Iho'.ships' -will be- handed over lo the lusting diEgraco OL those who placed us in this position." The weightiest document the admir- alty discloses 13 a letter from near- Admiral von .Trolha, chief pr the Ger- man admiralty, wrllten lo Von Renter; daled Her If n, -May- anil marked 'most It...was found in Iho safe ofiT.c the.time ol the salvaging of tho cruiser: i This letter discusses" at able length ino. neeoilfllionVthcn pro; cctding at Pnrlg, regarding Ilio Talc ot llio German shlpa. It girea no ac- ln.il Instruction for the BCuLUfng of Ihc vessels, though one scritcndo'runs; "Their surrender io enemy re- mains put ol tho The admiralty does nb( .claim this as proof lhat Ihe German-government ordered the scuttling of thft but claims Ibat the-loller jjrove-j Iho German Government wan ahio lo communicate "with Von Ilculer. More- over, It opportunities were avail- able Tor such communication, nornnly Iho arrival of two OcrmaTi trans- ports on June 17, brlnRlng provisions for the Ocrman alilps and taking nway the surplus crews. says the admiTaUj, "June ctl, but no final decision was taken. I It is 'anticipated in this connection tho I that the reply to the German note regarding the Scana Flow question will contain very strong representa- tions 33 res Is lance Tha council today decided 4o give the small powers which possess sen coast a few of smaller-German torpedo boats.'-' Peace With "Hungary BUDAPEST, Dec. Gen. llollz. Uiiilod Stales, one ol Ihc mili- tary mission lo Hungary, IT re Seated to Premier Huszar today an invitation irom tho supreme council of Ihe Ihe'labor unions had TIO funds lo meet LONDON, Dec. agreement which it ip hoped will solvt the Adriatic question, hai been prepared in Paris by iht British, French and 'United Stales peace representatives for submission to Italy, according to private dispatches today. Premier Clemenceau and United Slatea Delegate Polk are declared already to have signed the agreement and" it LE under- stood Great Britain is prepared lo pign upon which the agreement will be handed over to. the Italian delegation in Paris. The nature of the proposals la not stated but they are Hid to hive been framed with a view to satisfying the Italian people. D'ANNUNZIO WILL WITHDRAW LONDON, Dec. regulars will occupy and the terri- tory included in Iht treaty cf London signed in by representativee of Great Britain, France and Russia, according to a .dispatch received here today. Capt. d'Annunilo's volunteers wi.ll withdraw from Flume, li Is said, under tne termi of an agreement reached as a result of negotia- tion between London and Paris. CURTAILING USE UMTED STATES Situation at Milan i LONDON, Dec. situation at Kljiossl, JIaiimaMst member of the Milan growing oul ol the general j Socialist organization, addressed a 's grave, according to advices (Kraal rnecling in Cathedral Square in. reaching bore. Milan ssich Tlolencc of langungc ReyotulTonary Disorders 1lhat crowd began ntlacfcs on ihc XEl Dec. at var-j soldiers. ious places in Jlaly have assumed revo-! Tho uniforms and insignia of rank lulionary aspects, according lo Inform- i lyere torn from officers by persons act- atiou received licre. During a demon-ling under the leadership of anarchists. INblANAI'OLIE, led., Dec. Headed Lj- the acting president. Jolin I.. Lewis, (be general and district of- Gclals of the United Mine Workers of America, appeared at the federal build- ing today and surrendered to UnUeil I Slates Marshal Stcrnes, wlio bc.ld L'apiases for Ihelr arrest on ID form a-' J lloti flleU yesterday, charging S4 of-; ,f licers of the organization ivjlh. con- h Jeranl o( court. Besides Acting 1're side nt those who appeared today arc: VVitlfam Green, secretary-treasurer I of the inlernaLlonul organization; Oi- d teen lynched In Home. SlgnorUls U. Searlcs, editor ot the strallon at Turin, Lieul.-CoI. Ilussi was seriously atabLctl In the Lack and ly olhtr persons were injured. Strike Riots Continue ROME, Dec. general strike continued today throughout the north- ern Ilaliaji cities. The railways were who were especially entire during the disorder. Two clTlllaiis-anil one sold- ier were killed. As the soldier iras dying lie said: "I hate to die by Hie hands of an Crowds stirroiinilcd Ihc soldiers and stoned them until the Workers1 Journal; Percy Tc'llow, stn- sticlan; Edward Stewart, president of district Xo. II, anj William Mitch, secretary of district Xo. 11. Increase Suggested An. increase tii miners' wages de- scribed as greater than the 14 per cenL suggested by Mr. d'srflcM wns agreed today by die. scale com- not affected, but the street car lines forced to fire'upon the people tn'order- In Turin, Milan and lo effecL their escape Major iton' and tbc pick Florenec were Ued up and retail busl'" nnc' nilttce ol the opcralora In HIG central compelltlre field. :Tbe coDirnlttco said It had been decided lo advance rates' jicr ton for mining coal to jilck :md uiachlno miners, 11 cents in Ihc "thin vein1' district. Tins, II was saltl, would result in giving. Ihc machine 1 a rate of around SI cents ness everywhere was largely suspend- ed owing lo the ganger of rioting. The.demonslrations at Milan, which were .greater than those in other Allochio ivasj lalalFy wounded and many oilier officers were Injured. General Strike Over1 HOME, Dec. a rale oC ii'arounu -97.61 cents though it neces- sarily would vary In all flelds. No Trouble Here Feared OTTAWA, Dec. ia no.aii- t conference to send Hungarian1 plonino-. i lenliarlca lo Neuilly; to conclude peace between tho allied nations and Hun- gary. Carpentier Is Winner ceQtres, are Ijelieved to have been due general strike in rial? .yquld.._, lo rumors lhat tivo Socialist deputlei imlnato at midnight -was relief by .ererybodv- Arrested to Break Up Strike Is Claim received throughout thp. country, jncladlng prchetialoli hi ihc labor uent here as to the coal situation .in' Senator Hoberlson, minis-, ;J er of. labor, staled that '.the the purpose OL Dreaking up ihc strike and not as the 'result or TI 4 criminal oirenEe, was Ibn conlcn- Dec. dcorgCS mat the defense at the trial ot Carpenticr, Ihc French D- wil1 lo prove. K. nird, counscl-for nnssell, made WOH the heavyweight Champion- jihls statement at Iho trial today. Ship Of Europe here tonight by' W. II. Graham, ol Sloncy j-... T Mountain iienitciillary, giving cvj- defeating Joe Beckett, champ- donee or ihc perioil during which iho Not (or Any Criminal Offense, Declares Defense Counsel- Lengthy Argument of Counsel as to Aclmissability of Evidence Showing That Propaganda Looking to Establishment of Soviet m Canada Had Been Carried on for Many Months. WINNIPEG, Dec. That' Ihe ar-' find Drown ftnd O'Eullkan, of Calgary. rest of the eight strike leaders was Announcement oC the many workmen who atlinit they. ettUck obedience The order for cessatio'n of tho strike, wliicli was Issued 'hy .dlrGctlan cl Hie Socialist "parly; and' the -gen- era! federation of among other things: T _ "We never more will -.bron In the W vlolalloh of tha right' or represcnfalloii or (ha lib- !crly of tliought, and-Rro ready to lake [measures (rlrich will bo surffclently etricacious lo check everywhere every reactionary desife of iho professional ion of England. Carpentier knocked Beckell out in Ihc. first round. The! knockout caiiie afler one minute and 10 seconds of fighting. strike leaders were Jn the peniten- tiary, salrt thai he held them up on authority of orders from Senator Rob- WILLIAM SAWS "WOOD DOES LITTLE ELSE Treaty Will He Carried Out Herf Whether U. Not VAUIS, Dec. of tlic. Irl-pnrtllc (rcily guaraiilcelng Krarico BgnlnEl ImproTOked ntlnck by (lermany will be carried, out by Great Ilrllaln regardless of whether iho llniteil Hlales, the nlhcr siunntory, ratttles act, according lo news- papers here, Which slnlo thai ncgolln- Doha lo Ihia end hnva liccn almost completed lielnroon Ilio IlrilUh nn'l J'rench govcrnmcrnlg. Under Ihc Icrnii of the Iretily'ft would bccomo oiicra- HTC. when balh (Ireat Britain nr.d tho United Stales IL 'Tlio for- mer has Rircarty ncleil oil tho convcnllon, hut It has never been tabinlUed to tho United Slalts by president Wilson. Dec, Eniporor William of Germany, does not believe he will ho brought lo trial by the allle.i, or K tried, UiAt hia future will be affected In nny ivay, Bays Iho Uor- lin correspondent ot the pally Mnil, Various friendly sources h'nvo recent- ly fiupgested, that he anrrender to (ho allies, offerlnK to give the court MI! Information In his power, Ilio corre- spondent says; bill. he appears lo Ijc too lethargic lo (ftkc nny.etcpa or even conctntrato his mtcd on tlio prepara- tion ol notes. Next to sawing wood, tho or's main Interest seems lo lie Ihe various campaigns waged in ftussla, he lollo thft aid ot largo bctlaggcd maps and ho tngcrly reads Iho news from llial. country, PRINCE ALBERT COAL SITUATION SERIOUS PIHNCB ALDKhT, "Saaft., Dec, fuel Rlludtloii EO far as coal la concerned fa scrfous. The Inail- lulions nro well einilppert, however. Wood Is fairly, plciltlful, bill the anal Hy IB very POTBL LA SALLK, CHICAGO, MAKES SWEEPING CUT IN PRICES, HEAT II.C. OF L. CHICAGO, Dec. of Chlcago'j biggest today ihowed no of follow- ing the action of tht Hotel La Salle, one of the largest In the city, which yesterday ordered a' cwccpTng reduction In the price of room and food. Ernesl J, elevens, manager'of the Kotel, plnlned today that lha reduction! were made Iri the hope of itarl- toward reasonable prrfitV. inq n general movcmdH ''back to- reatonabfe prowls.'1, "The hotels are the barometer he eald, "if the hoteli are cutting other wlfl BURDETT COUNCIL NAMED BY ACCLAMATION ffrfim O'tr Own TlUnDETT, Dec, Ihc Annual mcellns of lliu rulepaycrs ot Ihfl vll lagc of IlLirclcIL, held lasl nlglil, for the purpofirt of nominating candidate.! for Iho 1920 Village Council, tho fol- lowing nominated and elected by >Ir, A. irnnilllon, wlio hns seen ser- vice on the Council on several prev- ious ofcnatons. l Mr. It. H. Hanily, who nag uccn a member for the last (wo years. And Mr. Coorfio.Ixjmag, who li a new man In Mils K.C., and war- Ijy the immiErallon au Ihorllics, which Elipulalcd thai Ihc nien were lo be taken lo SLoncy 'lloun- loln. lie said that they Ecarchcd Itob- cvt Drayo and found, among other papers, credentials from 'Ihe Trades and Labor Council appointing him n'a Ihc official representative lo go oul and .explain tlm strike lo Ihe work- ers. Tha warden said It wag unusual to receive men In Ihc penitentiary prior lo conviction. Want Evidence Admitted WINNIPEG, Oec. When Ihc trial of H. IK Kusscll, charged with sedi- tious conspiracy, convened this mnrn- ng, A. J. Audroira, K.C., senior ccown counsel, argued for 01 OTI- dence Qf varions Ifihor conTentlons throughout, Iho Dominion, road- letters written by Ihe nccined leaders, wliicli, ho claimed, link- ctl (ha mce tings vrlth tho alleged con- spiracy. Tho purpose D( Ihcso con- ventlonE, he maintained, WHS malte ossible the general slrlhe, and Ihc rown. purposes lo show thai ngila- ioji for Iho general strike wis begun Ions before Iho meeting In Iho Wnlfcer IhcaLre, Winnipeg. Dec. 22, 1018. Tha crown claims, Mr. Andrews salrl, lhat Ihc evldcnco Is material In connecllon ullh tho Intentions as '3l- lened of tho .accused, nusscll, and ihoak with Mm, of, first, stirring HP strife; second, selling clae-3 class with the ohjecl of ft revolution; Ihlrd, of trying to bring Ajioul in Canada a so vie I form of government by means of a general al.riVfi. The minutes of Iho Calgary con- said .Mr, Andrews, show thot nmong tlio men prominently associat- ed with Ihc spread of propaganda were Knight ftnd LJcrff, of Kdmpnton; (ilev- er.aon ami ot Vancouver, propaganda movement at tho meeting the Walker theatre, Drc. 22, 191S, ".t Iho mealing Ihc Majestic Ihca- ;re, Jan. 15. .'Spread Propaganda Mr. Androvrs read letters senl by Russell, written to-Knight, Ktlmqnton, :n which the accused ad- vocated the spreading of propaganda. A letter" writlen by Mr. Stevenson in reply told how iiropagnntla v.-as licld up in tho mull. Tbc "third letter, Jan. 3, hy the accused to Knight at Edmonton, staled lhat ho saw a real opportunity out of the unemployment. In comment, on a Elatemcnl made by Husscll In lo the metal workers' unTon, iMr. Andrews said onu contention is thfit the accusrd was using the labor organization for the purpose of fomenting a rovol-Jtion. In one of the letters read, the ac- cused stales, referring Lo tlic people In control, "That they were forcing labor lie writes: nrc fast knocking hell out of Ihc Labor parly." In a letter written by Iho accused fin. ,10, RuBSoll writes: Killed Labor Parly Tor Sure "At last ivo have killed iho lalior O.B.U. Miners, Name New Officers WILL ALSO DEMAND 14 PER CENT. WAGE INCREASE: OR WILL CALL A STRIKE. (Continued on Pago CALGARY, Dec, 4. Henry Beard, of Michel, 9.C., was.elect- ed president of District No. 1, min- ing department, of the On; Big Union at the secret conference which closed here Wednesday, 're- placing P, M- Ed- Ward Browne, of Taber, was re- elected V. R. Mldcley, of ent. L It was decided to carry on a propaganda among Ihft operators lo get a 14 per cent. Increase simi- lar to that'in the United Stiles, -Strikei will be threatened if Ihe demands 'are not granted. S HO P EARLY Only 17 More Shopping Days Till Christmas menl constant. touch. wilt cori-? dlllons -iri 'district and' lhat Mbt poris, received; were.. roduction' in this area Is greater ,lhan; during_lhc sanic period a' aud' there is no .reason" to1' 'Cear-WJprl-v .roubles. The lhat any request for go Tern1-, i mcoL action Lp make slrlkea'ln the district, Impossible were premaliire, view of tlio satlsfaclory "poslljon orcvalllng. Effect In Chicago CHICAGO, Dec. With the clog- Ins thuusantla of less essential In- tluslrles, throwing ont'of. work, anil the 6 1-2; ho juslness .diyj for stores ''.'and bflico buildings, Chicago today felt. the' practical cffecls.oC Ihc coal famine.1 Theatres are limited, to flvo ovenine performances and one matinee a. week and services on local trains and urban roads have been curtailed, lo the minimum requirements. More Industries will be closed each-, day as their small supplies of 'fuel is- eihaustcd nnd thousanfla more dni i ploycca will be thrown, out of work. Never So Grave OTTAWA, Dec. "The fucl-sltua-- lion In Canafln was never as eravo at any Linic during (he irar-'ltan It; is at present Fuel Controller C. ,A. Magralh; In peal lo the public for fuel conserva- Issued this evening, lie tirivs''. attention lo lha fad thai Canada has received practically no apft coal diir-' monlh of November and'lhat: the allotment of 150 cars a day which has been promised Is cxlremely small as compared with normal From preaenL appearances, he all that can" he expected is to Veep public ulllilles, and 'Institutions' supplied. with fuel, in addition to meellng Ihe. 'do- ,Maoy -May'..' have lo clb5B down before we are into the' winter. 1'clled Wilh Crowd As He Emerges .From (he HKHUX, Dec. return lo licr- lln thia morning1 of Kleld MSrslial-von M nek en sen Ihe occasion "of a grt-flt ovallou. The guard and .troops of all nrms walled fct llie'filft- I lion and nlong the Jncomlnx.r.allrgad 1 tracks for Iho arrival of the ytld. marshal's' Iralii. A number of prominent generals, Jn- clucllntf Kalkenhayii, 'who was'Mjick- Cnsen'a partner In (he KuinAfi'fan'cAin' palgn, wore As lie emerRed the slalion rhe crowd broke through the line ol i guards and fhoulcd gicelhigs lo MacX- ensen, who wore his jnlllUry dcc.orft' 'lions. The fichl ntajsliat Jwllh re lied AskEnquiry WASHINGTON, 4.-Prlyite advices City today said Ihc government rtplr lo the last United Stales in (he Jen- kins case was In conrae of-preparation and tnii possibly the Meil- can goveinmwt wmild propcne n corn- inlllee of Inqutry dnder one of the Me- (Ions, which Is knoHD as tho old of Guadalonpe. Examine Lansing WASHINGTON, of SU'.o l-anEInK will be called tho rclallona CfMhnJit--: tee before action 13 taken on th? Inlion of Senator Fall, Xew.Mtifoo', requesllnp Preslrtent to stiver' diplomatic reUllona with Mexico: The. senate hopes to iho before H later VEHDUN FAMILIES FlflE- MOXTRKAli, Dec. 4.--SIJI Verddn families were driven from tWr hoints yesterday by' [Ire. The aboul 110.000, ;