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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta volume-xl lethbridge, Al6ERTA. monday, december 9, 1918 number 305 AT VERSAILLES Liebknecht Holds Meeting Around Kaiser Monument Protected by Machine Gun Squads. BBULIN, Deo. 8.-Eager to make juembers of the Spartaciis party martyrs, the result of Friday's rioting, Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the leader oE this" faction, lost no time In staglnK a spectacular open air meeting at the Tlergarten last night. His call for the meeting brought lorth 4,000 munition workers, who had responded to the demand for a general walk-but.-/These men and women inarched through TJnter den Llhdln to the T/ergarten, until they reached the point where the Avenue of yVlctory Interseots the Charlottenburger chausse. There Dr. Liebknecht mounted the liase of �ne of the granite' statues erected in honor of the HohenzoUerns and made an address. Tl^e seml-oircle of Dr. Liebknecht's auditors was flanked on all sides by machine' guns mounted oii motor trucks which commandsd all approaches. Dr. Lle.bknecht harangued the crftwd in his familiar style, indicting Frledertch .Ebert, the premier; Pftllipp / Schledemann and other "kaiser Socialists" of complicity in JiVlday's rioting. He called upon tlie jnassed to organixe Red Ouards and beat off the attacks of counter-revolu-llonlsta. '"At a late hoiir tonight, Berlin was ^iibt^.v...... EisiinSates ~\>y the Tageblatt place; the riumlbefof deserters Berlin Is feed-lug*4t '.mpre than 60,000. Premier ]5bert;*%^^ his cabinet held, e, secret sesslon^'with the executive committee of the "soldiers' and jwprkmen's conncil, discussine rEJrlday's rioting. � dyei'iSiJ W8tlnpB of cbiiflictJnB Pir^ .ilesWifS&^otinced for today; ' PABlsf Dec.; 9.-Aidditloiial ''troops were brought to Berlin,Sunday by the Kbert government to crush the Spar-tacus movement, which is In control of the northern suburbs of Berlin, according loW dispatch to L'Informatlon from Zurich. The Radicals are said to hold the tlulldlng. In which the Prussian chamber, of deputies meets. The movement has also spread to Munich where there were disorders in the streets after the Radicals had brokeh �p a meeting of the Democrat party. Disorders also are reported to have occurred In Tllsen. Prominent Men Arrested BASEL, Deo. 9.-August Tschien, one of Gerinany's great "manufacturers, and a,number of great manufacturers of the Dusseldorf district, were arrested SaturBay at Mulhem-Am-Ruhr, on charges of high -treagon. Besides August Thyssen arrested were Fritz Thyssen, Edmonton Stln-iies, Herr Brecke, Herr Wlrtz, S3r. liucon, a commercial counsellor, and Oierr Stenz, r, mining engineer. After being .examined for several hours by the Socialist council of Miil-liem they Avere sent to Munster, whence they', will be take;i to Berlin to face eharges made against them. FATAL ACCIDENT PORT COLBORNB, Ont., Dec. 9.- The _ tug Harrison, towing the stern section of the Atikokan from Brie to dolbome, Saturday morning when 15 n�lles off Port Colborne burst her steam pipe, scalding the cook, Arthur Taylor, fatally, and Chief Engineer George Koblnscn, of Owen Sound, severely. GUYMPIC SAILS LONDON, Dec. 9.-(Canadian Press, via Reuter's.)-The Olympic aalled on Saturday from Southampton Tor Halifax, carrying over 5,000 Canadian war veterans. The mayor and corporation officials of Southampton and a number of distinguished persons gave them an enthusiastic send-off. Generous Donations^ tf subjugation or starvation. W6 should be forced to live In con-tlniied anxiety. It that naval defence werevoverpowered or ov�rmAstered by i.nny navy or/probably by a combination, of navies we should hold, Hot mor^Jy onr ppssesslona, but our llrefl , CLiid liberties pnly on suffrance. ;j;"Wh�re"�Iss| in the world can such | position be paralleled. j^W.e have the right to demand from'all other nations, friends and foes, alike, a full recognition of these, facts. 'We are also entitled to thisj naval strength whichSve have and.which we are ,a�e,',,da6ad(an forces made his ehti'yiSto-tJ�>'fPity.' General Stewart Commanded tiip third in the entry to the city.'/ij-heii tlie populace, overjoyed at '-beiii'g released^ went wil'd in their anticipation of meeting the" leader of the Cauadian8..jWhen Currie^entered the cltri'Sind-therBiArch past was over, the Bolpah national anthem and the British; liati'ohal anthefc were sung, and tfiree'cheers were'flv-eii for the Belgian king. WANT INCREASED RATES WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-The ^ American Railway Express Company applied to the Inter-state commerce commission today for authority to increase rates applying to or,ifrom offices of the Canadian Express Company, Canadian Nlorthern Express Company ,and ^ the W.estern Express Company in ordtr to align the rates with the generally.increased jdomts^ic rate. NO POGROMS GENEVA, . Dec. 9.~Th6 ~ central , Polish bureau at Lauzanne has re->ceived a telegram from Berllnto the effect tliat there have been no pog-iroms against the Jews in Poland. Another Enquiry of Siniilar --^f^ature Will Be Opened Shortly : MORE REVELATIONS WASHINGTON,, Dec. 9.-More let ters from the secret files of Count QUEBEC, Dec. f),-With the-hearlng of four witnesses in the Montmagny exemption liiquiry here on Saturday, the case against George PJon, notary public, of Montmagny, Omer Guay and Capt. Goulet, of this city, charged with trafflcldng in Military Service act e.xemptioiis, was, brou.5lit to a close. ,. ,., ; ... ... Another inquiry of pmctjcally, a similar nature'as that'just'closed will be opened in the cdurtibt iefesibns on Dec. IS. when the; charges against R. B. Lavergne, a MPntniegiiy lawyer, will be opened. The.-,, accusation agaiiist Lavergne like that igain^t the' other three is of conspiring to df^fraud. In the evidence of Salurdajf, .f^'Lletit. Hamel, of the R. C. Afi'swore .ifViat to the best of his knowledge, the .sdgna-ture on a number of clieques produceif in court was tliat oC Capti GouIet|iOiie , of tlie three accused. Majoii Desroch-; ers, the provoat-raarshaV," testified that Socialists Say That Kaiser Was Not Really to Blamq for Starting the War, LONDON, Dec. 9,-Special \ cable to Toronto Mail and Empire.) - Reynold's newspaper claims tiiat it has information that the trial of the fugitive kaiser. William Hohenqollern, will bo j held at Versailles. . > Scliledemann's Vlew� LONDON, Dec. 9.-WIlllanTno^ henzoilern has been already auf-flclently punlshed,^ut it Is essential that his part in causing the war should be clearly ^established, says Philipp Schiedemann, the former German secretary of (finance and colonies, in an inter-view with the correspondent of The Express. He said the establishment of a state tribunal t� try aU persons guilty of causing the war is now being discussed, but must be decided upon by the national assembly. I Schledemann, according to The Express, said that Or. Sotf, tor-eign minister, remains In the flov-\ ernment because It is believed he has the confidence of Great Britain .and America. ^ Defends the Kaiser ' LONDON,'Dec. 9.-Maximilian Haft den, editor of the Zukunft, of Berlin^ said to the correspondent of The Ex)- . press, according to a dispatch froni the German capital, that the impression abroad concerning former -'Efiff-|- v perpr William is a false one. ReJ'said? i-tljat^he himself had suffered too mi)CXL' through the former en^jierori to ^jijcur . a charge of impartiality, but it ^ras.a fact Oiat;' WIInam^ Hohenzolletp ,ha^ " no persPhal part In Btarting ihe'H.^Sr, but-was amere-tool In the'hands" of - the. .miiftarj; pa regarded. ?s .a .c' V ]?y whlch:\e ;was AVIien die moment for'de~clarlng HfAT came the militarists w�rei.'8ffiid; he wputa refuse ttt sign the declarai-tlon," said Harden. "The former, emperor' missed ,his, vocation. Hja; wa)?. never happier than when posing.'.''iiji the limelight. He ought to faave^^mnn- '� aged-a cabaret wr taken a show: on tour. He was a great showman.", � -Declaring, he knew when America came\6ito the 'war that Germany would he beaten, HardeirBald:^"^^ "I fought with the censors/to tell the people this, and when President Wilson published his 14 points 1 advocated their, acceptance, because.; � knew we coTiUd not get better or more favorably terms." . von Bernstorff were read to the i Vad instructed Capt. Lavere and senate .cpminittee.inves^gating Ger-; gergt. Turgeoh, of the-military police; Caught on the Fly "NINETY-EIGHT PER CENTI of the Japanese university students' are agnostioR."-Rev. W. J. M; Cragg, B.A., B.D., of Kobe, Japan. "THIS WEATHER reminds nis.of- well any open winter of the old days." -rAn Old-timer. fpEOPLEi SHOULDN'T hoHer before they are burl. The new taxation proposals are not 4nlo force yet. Thiey ;h�ve to run the gamut of the legislature, so far as the income tax is concerned, and no onii knows what tlie legislature will do with the amend-ment. WEATHER.,. High,...,........... Low ...I:-........., , . Forecast-rFair and .VnlldM 76 ??0234 21 623?48 ;