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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta yPLUME XI., Ml LETHBhIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1918 NUMBER- 302 ART SOON IN BERLIN GITY A, ll $ayB He Would like to Lire in /� Engjand Ab a Prirate-Cidzen liONDON, JXu. 5.-"You ansJiabt Clamor to set farther away from Holland. We are flown and out and mr father 1ft a broken man. Isat Mtai lenough puntshment,^ the tormer crown primes aaid m an Interrlew on tlie Island ot Wierlngen, where lie is Interned, with a oorrespondent of the Dally Mirror. Frederick WUllaoi added tliat he always favored an Bgrowoient with .Germany and Oreat Brltafar and �wished them to -work together. vA number of his best friends were in Bngland and he only wished he could live there, as a private citlien. "I disagreed with my father in regard to Oieat Britain," he continued. "I told him Britain would be against lis, lie would not believe this." . Some Comments LONDOJP^ Dec. 5.-The interview with Frederick William, the former German orpwn prince, obtained by the Asaodatad Press, has created wide Bpre^ interost in England. Under a � Js'ew York date line, the lintenrlew. Is displayed as the principal news of the day in the London and provincial press. Several leading newspapers-deal with the Interview editorially at con �iderable Icngtli. "It must be regarded as one ot the most senutional intervieivD ever recorded," deoWres the Evening News, V'The interview," says the Daily '.'vnllka some documents ot this POT^r^Q$ir# every evidence of genuine-ne�%"j[ts/ing|p; purpose ik m we might, expect, p�?t a yery brave one.tit is intended 'to ejtculpate theyformer crown prince at \the expense ot amybo^y else who happened to be convenien);. i.A-he Idverpool' PoBfc >'Ja an ironic _juj!TEh��croiwn prince lias /oeaa shriv-Ihg Uls'sSab^o an Amorlcw ii$�si4|WL or arid his JionfosAioD oUgtil tilfUW liumble us all. To think how we slaodered this brave and honored patriot, the one man among the Gerznan ruling class who seems to have perceived ihe ghastly wickedness of this war." Let Santa Visit Every-Home 'Alraady received...............------- ...... ....... $183.75 Wllllwn Oliver................................... 4,00 . $187.75 Not one home ^ianLetbbridge should be without it^'Ohristmas Cheer for the kiddles thie saaaon. There are man;; homes to look a^ter, too. The Rotary Olwb Is looUng after the Soldiers' Kiddies, but there are many besides tbMe ,who vrlll not have a visit from Santa Ciaus unless The Herald Ohrlstmae Cheer Pun can pi'ovlde for them. The Rotarlans havs already donated flSO to The Herald fund, and the public is appealed to for further aubscriptlon. Let not one child know the lack of Christmas Cheer this year. Liebknecht to Commence Terrorist Reign in Berlin PARIS, Dec-5.-A terrorist revolution under the leadership of Dr. , Ltebknecht, t^e Radical Socialist, will break out in Berlin Friday evening, according to a diepatch received by the Zurich correspondent of the Journal. Liebknecht, the report sa^, has 15,000 men well armed. The populatlen of Berlin, aocordina-to, reports, is. at the mercy of gangs of mauraiuders, and there appears to be 'ho authority there Chaotic Condition LONDON, Dec. 'S^-(British wire-less)T^The political situation im Germany continues extraordinarily oil-scure, says the Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily Express.' Every body aeems to be quarrelling with everybody else and everj^ member ot liSiPPiENT Nominfition vDay Brings Out Calidi'dJite^Hj* By Ac^ clamation QUEBEC.Dec. 5-^Further eTldaaoa 6t an astonishing character waa Ijrought out at the resumptloa of the Inquiry yesterday into the charges �if trafficking In � military service ax-mptions against George Pimi, N.P., of Montmagny; Omer Guay aad Capt. Ooulet, of thla city. Adelard Dube, aged 23 years, of SMontmagny, one of the wltneasas heard, wore that Abbe Le Falvre, assistant priest at Montmagny, had told him that be (the abbe) had haai^ that Plon had Secured exemptio'ua for a number of'young men, but that It wodd cost 12,000. ' The witness and, his father had called to see Plon and had later come to Quebec and had met. Plon and Guay. They were told on that occa-elon that ezMnptioa oottld not be given for. le�� tban la^M. . Auber Dube, father of-the wltnaas, corroborated hiS' son's tastimony. Me paid that ha'had jma to Pion's hous^' on that day a'ijid^ had given Plon's wife |600 in caith and a 4raft for 91,600 payable"in^,three:;nioBtba. LOXDON,.Dcc. 4.-'CUa.was nomination >dflKR^|pr'> Is the Spartaftist movement, headed by Cbrwt&hel FinkhvtTBt is Con-_ testingSeat-Who they-Are LONDON, Deo. 5.~Among the can-didate.S'for parliament nominated on. Tuesday were. 14. women. They include Mlijp Gbristabel Pankhurst, daughter, of M^s. Brameljne Pankhurst, the suffrage leader; Mrs! Frederick PC Lawit^nce, joiat editor of Votes for Wbaehi Miss Mary McAr-thiir, secretary; 'of the British Women's Trad^-^jJEnJon, '^aud Countess Georglna Jllarkfe|rlc2, of Dublin, the Sinn Fein leaderi" liiss Ghrista|(el Pknkhurst has been active in.;^e Eritish militant suffrage mov^iniiinit for more than ten years. Inii^.f}ShQ was Imprieofled for 10 weeksWdr a political otfeiice, aud thereafter;flgurerin the harassing..o� Premier; AsqUlth, the threat-enbd atorm'ing,''of parliament, and other ihcident8^t�Bident ijbttiie National Eideratlon'-or'Women workers; .SomBr^msrS'iigo,- when Bbe iSlaMted^tO' eiftn*!�rom liondou to attend a Women's Trade Union League conVjention at Chicago,' the British authorities refused to grant her pass-jibrtSi Since the war the organization of which she is the head join'ed ti(& British Labor party and entered icnvely into politics. : The Countess Georgina Marckievicz, wife of ar Russian artist-and dramatist living in Dublin? figured prominently in the Sinn Fein' uprising ot Easter Week in 1816. A few months prevldfasly the police raided her bouse in'London and seized a quantity of pro-German literature. In the Dub-Iliiiaffair the countess killed a guard during the attempt to capture Dublin 'Castle. She was sentenced to deathi but this waa later commutted to .;llfe' Imprisonment. A lew months ago she was released. CLEVELAND, O., Dec. o.-The 2,-400 street carmen who went pu strike! at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning because of the employment of women Iconduc-tors and, since which hour not a car iMaars eleotad, Prof. De 'Valei-a, for has been operated, probably vfill rd-;1 �aat Clara,; Co^t  'Plunkett, for , turn to work at 4.30 o'clock this after-' North Roiooauiioa,: and William Cos- noon, with cars in operation on pirava, for Kll|c4aany. The aiioca^* �t tha fiisn Feluers in aMortBg 23 retnriifl out of a total of. their leaders have accepted for them. all lilies. The strikers will assemble at 1 o'clock today to vote on terms that IK Irish seats ykaanotlier surprise of the day. Thej^'had only six seaU in the last pj^rliatnaiii. U. S. Gbvi\ PLAbES LOCOMOTIVE ORDER WASHINGTON, -aee>^.~Con-tracts for the construction of too standard locomotlvss have bean awartfsd by. the railway ad-ihlnlstratien to the American Leaamctlva Company. Director Gsnsral MeAdoo aald this order Is In atMltlon to ena for 100 Mikado standard locomotlvss recently plaaad with .the Uma Looomo-tly*W�f�n, Lima, Ohio. The two ardsra Inwsivs tha axpsndnure of apprMdmitaly |4O,0O0,O0O. READY TO RESIGN AMSTBBDAMi Dac. .6.--K�irt SOs-tier, the'Bavarian premlar, ia reported to bare'prlTately" daelared him-aelf r�ady� to Teslgn wken tka na-,tlonaI aitamMr^ faaa roculatad the I conntry'B- affavs., - according to a: Mu-nioh dicpatch. r AddraislBg tka soldlera' and 'vsrk-ni�ii.'� couadl.. Praular Blls&cr dp-clarad the Bavarlaa gorernmont iras opposadSaxony, where allied prisoners are confined, the Echo de Paris declares. the .'.llied governments, It adds, are reported to have decided to ac^ energetically in that connection. ' After declaring that protests came from all! parto of France against the terriblie treatment of French and other allied prisoners by the Germans, .the paper says that Marshal Foch nnd the allied governments doubtless will be able to take all necessary measures. P.ARISISEILLEO T Enormous Prices , Detnanded For Food and Hotel Accom-mddation WA�HtNCITON '�TATE 18 BONE DRY NOW O^VMPIA, Vyaah.,^ Dec. 5.- WaahlnBton fermally.'^acame a "kana dry" a^ta at midnight, last night with tha Issuance ofa prO' eipmatlon ky QOV. Liater announc-ihg tha paiaaga'.at thk November alMtlen af thil,.:prohlbltlon rafcr-ehdiim. This hrtdSB to a ^sflnlta and the I liquor -.psrmlt system whioh was nullified by the state leglslaturs. - . , ��'WB MAY AS WELL accept the fact that a Saturday half holiday is going to become more general, and that the request of the letter carriers for a weekly halt holiday is very likely, to be granted. We have been noti tied that after' January 1st, the P. R. freight slieds here .will accept no freight after 12 o'clock on S^tuiv.^ days. Indicating i(.'.(at "the freight handlers will have a'Saturday halt holiday beglnavlng the first of the year. The practice is becoming, general."-John Home at today's meeting ot the Boatd of Trade. "THE 6lTY IS SENDING a letter today to the Carnegie Foundation Fund to learn the exapt states of the pron^ised grant of $50,000 for.a 11b-firy here. Some time ago the treasurer ot the fund stated that nothing was being done during the war, but the war is oyer now and we will renew our request. On receipt of an answer we win know better where we stand;* with reference to a public library.''--!* Mayor Hardie si the Board of >7rr&de .luncheon. Stored Plundered-Sc|veral Killed When Guns Turned on COPENHAGEN, De'c, S.-Machine guns '^ere used in suppressing food riots in Cologne on Tuesday, to reports received here. Several stores in different parts, of the city were plundered. There were a number of icasualties in the ranks of the demonstrators, several beigg , killed. After plundering the stores a great �crowd gathered at the food depot, but 'the "welfare committee" of� the pity, decided to suppress the disturbances without mercy. The mob retreated when the machine guns were brought into plaj^ Other casualties occurred in 'conflicts between mobs and the police throughout the night. PARIS, Tuesday, Dec. 3.-r-Paris is filled to overflowing. \ Prices - of all hotel rooms, foliowing the requisitioning of 25 hotels for peace conference purposes,- have doubled and tripled and are still going up. Food prices in restaurants and Paris generally are mountiiig. A brealifast of coffee and bread and butter continues to costsbetween 11.00 aud $1.50 at hotels. It � is virtually impossible to lunch or dine for less  than t $3.00 or.54.00 for a simple meal. People orriving in Paris frequently go to 15 or 20 hotels before tliey secure rooms, for which the owners demand large sums and refuse to dower their rates, saying they can get the price. The city is becoming" more crowded daily. In addition to all ^the other arrivals, officers and men of all the armies are coming to Paris 9n leave in considerable uiimbers. Sometimes as many ks 20 officers will stand for an hour In front of hotel offices waiting for somebody to leave, when they ail demand accommodations. CONSTRUCTION OF / HIGHWAYS DISCUSSED OT,TAWA, Dec. 5.-A scheme ot federal aid to tlie construction and improvement of highways was one of the subjects discussed at the iuter-provincial conference ^ and A. W. Campbell, and recently deputy minister of railways and canals, has been appointed to report as to the function which � the Dominion government should.exercise in connection with the maitor. .'^ WON'T ASK REIURN ^ OF HELIGOLAND i LONDON, Dec. 5.-The British' naval authorities have decided that it will be unnecessaryto demand the return of Heligolartd to ' Great Britam from Germany, ,Winston Spencer Churchill, the , minister of muhitjons, ann'dunceii in a speech at Dundee tasts,hrght. Mr. Churchill also saidj^the -government had decided upori~ the nationalization of the railways, Maintain Naval Defenses "We enter the peace conference," said Mr. Churchill during the coiirse of his address, "with- the absolute determination that no limitation shall be imposed on our right to maintain our naval defenses; we do not-intend, no matter wliat arguments and appeals are addressed to us,-to lend ourselves in any way to any fettering restrictions whii^Bh. will''prevent the British navy 'maintaining its well-tried and well-deserved supremacy." V ! ~ The Island ot Heligoland, formetly Danish, was ceded to-Great Britain in 1814. /In 1890 Great Brlta'in ;c6ded it to Gerniauy, who began developing it into an- extremely 'important naval base, � Ry TOLD OF WHAT BRITISH NAVY HAS DONE Sir Eric Geddes Lauds Nav}^ in Speech Telling of Great iWork During the War, ,t LONDON, Doc. o.-The work o�^ tM British navy during the war was lauded by Sir Eric Geddes, first lord ot the admirait}', in his address opening tha "sea power" exhibition of picture* and relics in London today. The sea power ot the British navy, from the very outbreak of the war, ho declared, held all the fleets of . tho world in a silent grip, crushed the Ufa out of the enemy countries and assured the freedom of the world by its efforts. Sir Eric poiiited out that it was tha assistance of the navy which had enab> led coal, food and munitions to ^ ha sent to Italy" and France, while Qreaf Britain's own munitions for the, west- , ern front had been carried oti. jtho back of the navy. It was the nav/ which had enabled the British expeditionary forces to be conveyed to France, in which operations, more , than 16,000^300 men all told'*i conveyed; with a total loss^ from all causes of less than 5,000 men. It was the nav}', he continued, which enable* the operations to be carried on iu Mesopotamia, Macedonia, and Pales- . tine and which had brought about �. condition of things which resulted in the breaking down of Bulgaria,.'>i'hlle behind the navy was the blockfide which crushed the life out of the cfen,-tral powers and made them Buevfor ; peace. - V * � ^ from 1914 to 1917, Sir Eric sta^d; tlie 10th cruiser squadron had kept iHte der ^uard a stretch of eeaSOOrinues long, from the Orkneys to Ireland;-]Hf^4,. intercepted 15,000 whips takingvjunf.' piles to enemy countries; , AltWjWifU this work iad. beeii.acopnipUshea^ffoK;'-the most part in the dead'ot nlfebt""o1F ' in bad light, amid tempe�t$";ait4:.-ljHs!j zards, less than 4 per cent of thetfyes-, sels Bucceedbd In passing the Imes^oC." the blockade. '3, j The British navy, British 3ea.vpowi^r( Sir Eric concluded, had been the plv'bt on which the fate/not only of the' war", but of the world, had turned. VV; His Views Believed to Coihddie( With Those of The Other i OEiANSARE WHAT WILL GERMANS DO WITH KAISER - COPENHAGEN, Dec. 5.-A delegation from tl^ie Berlin soldiers' and workmen's council has "ll^rlv-ed at The Hague, a Berlin dispatch reports. .The message indicates that Its presence at The Netherlands capital has to do with negotiations cpficerning former Emperor William In progress^ at the German l^ation In The'^Haguis, the nature of which is not stated. FUNEHAL OF PLAYWRIGHT PAHiS, Dec. 5.-(Havas.)The funeral ot.-Edmond Rostand, the puet Srd^ ylayWright,, wlio died Monday, was__held ..yesterday moraing in the presence of.a great throng of friends and admirers, i. Several members of the Prenoii caliitiet and leaders in political and literary circles attended the Bervice/5. 'President Poincare was j representee^.;: ; -., _'^. � LONDON, Dec. 5.-Tliere will be no fonnal surrender of Gerpian .airplanes, as was at one time ,expected, because it has been fouW Impracticable to assemble 2,000 airirlanefl at one. place', and it is^ doubtful whether Germany has a sufficient Vuraber � of r^eliable pilots for that purpose.; Hence tijie first surrender id history of' an air fleet is beiijg effected iby-^ piecemeall The Germans are shedding their wings in the course of reti-eat ahd the. advancing allies are picking'thehij^ip. Allies LONDON, Dec. C.-The subStance' of the discussions in London early this week between the representatives.^ of Britain, France and Italy wlthfre-gard to^Uie cou>ing peace'confdrence. were cabled to the Aineric9.ii'agov-., ernnient, and it is believed the.mesr' sages .reached President Wilson -before he sailed for Europe yesterday, thus-putting him in possession-:' of' full facts regarding the conference. Renter's, Limited, says there la reason to believe the president's, advisors are of tlie opinion that tho views of the conference regarding^ the ex-kaiser are .likely to coincide' with those of. President. Wilson*him-;, self. Responsible opinion, says, this news agency, holds that the'ex-kalser and other persons guilty ot breaches of international law during the proi-' ' gress of the war should be dealt, with by a tribunal of the associated governments, including delegate*' of. those .countries which suffered :mo�t,'  �*' , BANK CLEARINGS * -This week.....941,618 ;^ame week, 1917 ... 1,265,596 NEW-^ AMBASSADOR BUENOS AYRES, :gec. 5.-Dr. Antonio Sagarina has been appointed Argentine minister to Peru. This post has been vacant for several months'.-. ' OFFERS SERVICES SAjSTlAOO,- Chile, Deo. S.-The Bolivian^, government "ha/ offered/ to Chile: the .BeiJvlcea oif its consuls in Peru if, Chile .desjres. CHINA'S DELEGATE PEiaN, Dec. �g.-r-LU' Cheng llsiang, lOoreign; minAster,- who Vill lead Ohinals delegation �to the peace con-lereuce- at.-Ve.rsallles, left last.night. I- The weather forecast for Alberta today shows that very cold weather i# expected, The tern- /1 perature last night went^ 5 above, while the high was 43.-Local snow flurries are forecasted, but the general forecast. Is fair and very cold. CHILE SHIVERS . ' BUENOS � AYRES, Dec .5.-Earth' tremors, supposed to be caused-v by the earthquake in northern Chile'yes--�terday morning, were -.'still being It at the La Plata seismog-ra^h^'Sta-^op. last night. " ' - . . , 7. PARIS, Dec. 5.-(Havas.)r-Rei)rWi sentatlves of the Polish, Jugo-Slay;: Rumanian and Czecho-S,lovak natioiutl i councils are in session atudy; the reorganization of central BMrope:' Statements Issued said that ..only,'; through a permanent understandlni: -between these foUr nations can future* peace be malntalneB. NEyv MAGAZINE OTTAWA. Dec. 5.-"Back to mjify,*.^. is the name ot a magazine to bje'-pakj lished'^ by the department of spMisNI-civil re-es-tablishment. i*; ^ ^ ^ 23 3 B8C 04140695 ;