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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta , LETHBhIDGE. ALBERTA^ WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 11. 1918 NUMBER 1 HARD FOR BRinSH GOVT. WANTS TO SEE IRISH QUESTION SETTLED m m m Churchill Says Govt. Ready To Settle Irish Question on SelfrDetermination Basis. y DUNDEE, Scotland, Dec' '10.-Col. i^lnetOQ' Spepcer Cnurchjll, minlstur ' of munitions,;'Bpeal'.ing here today em'phasisjfecl ihe impoBsibUity oC coercing Uliter^ in the matter of home rule for. IreUrnd, Ind said , that tho present government is anxious that the ^roblenr he solved as soon as possible.. lii dMcuaalng this feature tJf the election campaign,' Col. Churchill said: . "Befflire the war we had reacfhed a definite agree^ment with the leaders o?'tlie Nationalist party that U'Ister was not to be coerced. It' never was the policy of the late Liberal government-.to take coercive steps in Iceland. M'hy do not the.Irish leaders come forward now and take, up the ' ijurden : responsibility  of .govorn-jiientwithin-the-Brillsh Empire? Why ' do^ttf^''yiot''Jly a spontaneous ifeellng 6t?Kaml-adfe)ilti-wln Uliher? The gov-' '"Mil most *nxiDus tliat tho Irish DISCUSS EXTENSION OF ARMISTICE SOON AMSTERDAM; Doc. 11.-Dl�- , cusalont. over the prolongation of the mnlitlee between the allies' and Oermany will begin at Treves on December-12,. ceordlnit to the North Qerm^n vGasette. All ship-plna on the ^hlne la now under the control of an interallied c^-mltilon. BIGGS LEADING OlSJRICT PRES. Miners' Election? Held-May Be Complte'te Change of Officers ' LETHBRIOCE VOTE �Presldant-Blga*^ ^ 84; Chrltto-pher, 244; Beei.ZI;'Clarke,-19. VIce-preaident-^MdFagen* 202; Dlokenaon, 118; Luitd; '48: Seeraury-Beard .-27; ; Browne, 309; Lote, 32. . , r, - Coalhurst glvea'Chrlatophep 117i BlgBa121,and?B*�i^ . FERNJfe-yOT^ X i For praaldent^.Reaa;' f:1)�0;.. 'Clarke, 128;.vChrfatophar, 39; BloBt, 88.:. -�:>-^;;,ry:;.^. , For. vlea.preildeiiVr'ble.kehaon, 2�8^ MePMeiSjf jt^BjiXuhd, 27. Browha, JJ2^rtott,j7$;^' UNISHMENT OF KAISER -IS Ml LECTITIILK Tariff l^reference Question Not Discussed at Length in British Elections - Little Effect in Canada. LONDON, Dec. U^(Canatlian. Press cable)-IH th6 appeals now beiiig made to the British electors there is; to a degree unknown in former gen''^ eral elections, a disinclination to exploit supposed "colonial" opinion, or at least a failure'to do, so.j Apart, from the speeches about tlie policy ot preference, there is an almost total absenco ot reference, to the possible bearing which the issue of the elections may have upon the relations-between ^the British government and those Gf the ovei'seas dominions: Little Bearing on Canada The preference policy has little bearing upon Canada. It simply awouAts to a promise that if- Great^: Britain imposes protection on any., ai'-tlcles it will make a preferential rate, , to. overseas',domfntohS'! '?:T�ere is,(f iTowever. a further pledge that duties will not be levied upon foodstuffs.r so that tariff remissions Would not affect C,anada to'any great extent. Little attenyon, in fact,, is. being, paid to t�tiff and taxation, Md &et this with the semi-official statomenjt that it will propose abolition of compulsory military service throughout Europe. .' Critics of the government say this is not. sufficiently specific, as it makes Great Britain's conscrlp-titJu policy contingent upon the'ac Thinks ^ritaift^rCann^^lin: the Blockade ' -��^'�^^ ,. " ^ LOjNDON.i Dec. 11.-As a raiiult . o{:'info|7nal converaatiena regard-inB; Bresident Wiiaonfafreedqim of : -MltS^alt proposala/ the\ Britiah r g�vaiiinnnent is now^n poaaeasion �iof^eimcrete suggestions which are moretunderatandabJe; than .vthe :�ierb|oekade of Germany. :sis.By Sold-iersVGommissioW NO PEACE BEFORE ASSEMBLY HELD of "those sunk Some idea or tb!e;^Idocmng facilities to make from Howard Stutchbtfry* general theiviiM'bbr^afi'attractive one to the secretary for tho;'tffoTJI|ice, In which ocean >>inide..vThe city i� busy and it wm stated tltat^Vcolmmeneing Jan-�wiU beya blgi:place.8ome day, but uary 16, soldiers t;win>: commence to j persohally i {have a soft spot in my return at the rat�ij-iif;4,-SO'0 a/month, faeart ,fo;i;: , Lethbrldi;e, where my As Alberta ha�,vOV9r.;30;000;.s9ldierB Irloids are."-T^E.. Adams, ex-mayor. in unitorm, it 1* evident that "it will , .;1' .'� : ' -77--- , Uake at least'siren'W'ohths'lb" return THB BBfflT POULtRY fair" Leth- them all. , , " ' " bridge,,ever had., It's,away ahead bt On the hasls of ;4;iiQ0 . a. montli Ifco provlnalal.^talr here a few yeara Lethbrldge will'iljiave, .t0.prep?ire to ftjro, and Ijiidloatea the strides the recsire at least >30O~ei^ch, month dur-' keeplag of poultry .are taking in the Ing-the period, of. Seaibblliiation. Sec-^e8t. , Lethbrld^e: ehouldXbe proud retasy Maddl8on,:T;l|i'bon{erriiig with ot'itself- to he.Able tb stage such an Ch�fcrm*n Marabdn^'bfulhb i-'econ ihlbltion,"-=rJB,'fl�rk�r,' 0* Card- tion committee -o'n the: matte;-;: tlils eton, - -  . . -.....- howt i .BVHJWrBQDT, tioQ'that thriloopie qii^^ aad ot"tho�southicountr7;:.gr~-�- 4(ir nod nHi�ip..^Iia W! >rhen^'th�y Ve'SlW '' lOT a perioQ ui lour years./ lue .^-vesi- .--r-r r---- - -- minster Gazette urges the view'that tbe seas. No human If large indemnities * ar^t^ be d^-' beirfg 1vi)l deny that Germany has manded from Germanv,'coriscrlptiori ^"'eed-done her best to -free the will have to be cbntlniied in'Britain, ^^^is;'that is to say, free them from since an army of occupation wlirhave carrying living men and ships. , , . u, fh,. , MIS IsS^s �i'i?.sr,?s S'..�r,�. Mike., bubbles tlie last dying breath .teg ijUji,- 279 Aldl MarSliall secur-of-those sunk 'without a trace' by ates ueing...i7�, AWi. ivrarsuau seem tlie-iiib^t'destructive band ot brlgande ever, known-these were not the Ger-maris, ifcut Kngland andher colonies, France,- Italy and the United States, and^fit'Is they alone who have the right .to speak loudly of 'freedom of the^seae.' AMSTERDAM, Dec. 10.-The Deutsche Tages Zeitung, of Ber: IIn, a copy of which has been received here, says It learns from a reliable , to send a. deiegn-tiot\, to Berlin for a,conference / planned for December 16. , The reason given was t))^ "present situation In Germany,*"- ' -..o , . The Russian Bolshevlkl ^sle- , -gates were chosen' by a commit--, tee of the soldiers' and workr^ien's council against the wishes of the cabinet, ; creat enthusiasm V PARIS, Dec. 10.-(Havas.)-^Presi- !Those others, who have scattered broadcast the fruit of a million labors, * should be silent. The very seadvthemselveS might well pray for deliverance from these hypocrites who �dai*a speak ot the 'freedom* of' the ^seasji":. ' ' ,.."'":,. Ing 142 and Mr. Hole 187. REDCLIFF ELECTIONS In Hedoliff yesterday the- following were' elected as councillors: Frank Broughton, 126; Charles Oakland, 88; WiUianl Keats, 83. The school trustees were elected by aeclamation as fol-I lows: W. H. Rld'dell, N. A; .Collard PNST KAISER '.:pAiyiS, Dec. 10.-Legal action and Dona;id �McLach^aii. Mayof Bott has one year still-to run, having been elected last December tor a t\vo-year term. � '.^ � � .� � � a sudWHh : �LONDON, Dec - 11,-British .'Wire-less.)-Belgian clataia;.pt,f (heaeftce conference will he .- -''" The passages lu question deal e,s-peclally with the international treaty.. of 1839, which fixed the statu^ of' Belgium. This treaty dep^iaved ' tha,| young kingdom of Belgium-jOt the principal pprtioiis of her provinces of Leswig and Luxemburg and. enriched the German confederation by:the Belgian towns of the provincei^ of Liege, such as Euphon, Malmady, St:'Vith and Mont Jioie. � It ftlso madevv the kingdom "of The Netherlandfe master of .the lower Scheldt;'''- fr" Count Czernin Tells,, of Strug-* gles of Sorely Beset People to Have Germans .Accept Peace. -1. �..... . > VIENNA, Dec. 9.-Count -Czernin; " former Austro-Hungatian foreign.minister, today discussed, the struggles oC Austria to end the war and theprob-lems'which must be settled before peace Is made secure. He painted Gen. Ludendorft, the quartermaster-general of the German army)-as virtual dictator of the empire's military ;po)icy in tho last days oC the conflict, as the man who stood between the'-central empires and peace on numerous'*occasions. Efforts to Induce the'German government to make concessions of an important^^nature seemed at . times to be near-success, but Luden* dorff was adamant. * -  , Kecouutlng the desperate efforts ori the pkrt of Austria to reach 'some sorj; of peace before the final and absolntd . collapse of both the Austrian, and^^eii^:' man empires. Count Gzernln said:, . > Wanted Peace Long Ago . "The German. people wanted 'peac^ ' long ago:�nd even Emperor ^miamVi' wanted to see the end of thev'wan*^but\ the' attitude of England; prfiwnteAf stepsi being taken, Emperor^WJ'""^ � on one o6ca8lSn:"''' A mm said to me on ./mo .,v-..-p,w.*. , '"How can we get peace wit}i;,-B.Pf5-land declaring that we must-hft^irdej stroyed.'  ^kl.i- � Ol^ir a than to see thlngs'SB yen-wish-to- �^^fii i PCTSTPOf^fe STRlkr: I or the city durlng_ the visit ,of'the xm^ dJreoted that^ mlnor_^glrls ...lUy^ihavo " " ' ' ' "' eml' festivals' eentatlves .v^Iiethbridge lien's: ana., , .,. , .,, tthe.Lycaim unions'this morna? dboWea...^d-lijwt- President PoJncare, The -.^r,^ . )i,hy. the pone ihe-strike ealleds tor, fbday for tion of the military classoa tor^-thp me o,; at the 48 hours in'ord.er,to,�ly.e;ibejttdmlnis- years from 1892 to 1897, constituting,^*'^ r.'tho-17tii,.traUve^ommlttfp/pI %ftt|:^ii\;a fur- the ferr.Uorial\ army resepres,  ^h�^; ^- , , ----'been ordered. It will hegiitx Christmas Dajv 1 treat.-Tfade. ther opportunity? toi-lwiit-^th^- wage Increase b, andthat they boardl�6;'*hti.wifl reifiiifeito bei^ur-nlshed >vith sSM'^'iflri^ain, Is the statement ,of H; Av Craiy, deputy minister of^ agriculture, who Is in the city tods^y: Mr.-Craig 4ttend-ed a recent meeting of directors of the United Esrmers here, at which the subject, was/dealt .with. He stated that there-was a large amount of goad wheat, however, 'in southern Alberta. Enoughv.^ wneat already had been purchased I to seed the province, and, >cas ?tored jn the government terminal elevators throughout' the west. Additional storage had tbeeii' taken at Edmonton, and, Wetaskl-'wln. ^ - \ ' As to the method of' distVjbu- ' tion, Mr, Craig tald lt:WOuld-be done through the munlclpslttles, although it was not obligatory for them to do so. Farmers .in-dn-' organized districts will bei lookea afteit' by the department. , -.v .. TWO DIVIsiONS OF ' CANADIANS I>fHUNLAND OTTAAyA, Dee. li.-ricanaijian military Fieadquarters Toverseas' have sent a cable to_the:direBtor\. of public^ Information h^re ^^h-nounolng that two divisions: of-the Canadian corp^ �r^, now es; tablished in Germany, while ttie remaining :dlvlslonr;�/^the;;/3rd\an r ith, have' Just received ;orderf-to � commence their march fromvMons, where they have .been In* Ve'st since the:Cilgnlnt|.of;the armistice,-. to ihe Rhine. Information,, froip , corps headquarter^ i.indlc^tef,.tha1i: . ^jrthe Inhabitants of :G1|^.maj](>^4:^'^f4^''^ tfiliing the ^occupatloijSyiiijtifjuk m^ny" to agree. Give Up Galicia " ; i "With the knowledge:' of -Eniperon Charles, I j^oposed to Emperot:,ltV41-liam {ha^Austria would: give Oeriniltijk the' province of Gallbia and {)efmlt'';iiei";^'; to have her way in Russ^n PolajldJ:^ 9 provided Alsace and ; Lorraine; irhrB handed over to France. 1 went to the i: '' Kreizenach and presented the plljp jto ,-* \' Dr. Bethmaam-Hollweg, then Gernian '.^ � imperialxhdn.cellor. Later.he infdfin- the matter, .but L.waffiin^; formed that it was Impossible, to; glVe-up Alsace aud/Lorraine because-ot&e' German tpebple never �(vbiild- 'iiiider^ � stand the'giving-up of land which ihadS cost so much blood. , Tried a" New W�y '" , "The situation of OeriBiuiy was:dan^ gerpus, but .nothing could y^lt* done. , , Our conversations were pleasatlitv'anttv � wjl friendly arfd.our aacriflces were kpi ^ predated by officials. leaw, how6ver> :; that I could not arrange �th^'^ioMiix^^-rQ^f,) because Geijnany was obliged tb;.jDhoi;f;/)i> � the military papty. I then tried, anoth^;-''-er. way,' unknown to the. Germ%ii's.>.JCr sent Herr Vassilik, a Socialist:;inqmid and the entente' V nations were elated, they, would rip^r talk peace.: When: we were winning ' Ludendorft would not consent to-perV: i;iit peace negotiations. I always ' wanted to use victory as an opportun- ��.{ ity to bring about peace and severat times had'an impression thati m)ght> .succeed. ' .> "I sent VCount' ^Monsdorlt ';:stb': Switzerland to see Gen. J. C. SmUtsT, . j, who -was in Switzerland: last M^fcti,', 'M In the interests of, the .British gpsaf^x' f iment.' He 'succeeded; but I iwa'si?n�jS -I >bie to tell what terms Germany wo ul4'^ | make. I do not recall that Mr, UpM � Cr60Fg8, the British premier.'mentlwl;' I edr'any conditions: last February/-P^*'' ^ | many, assured me that no _defln|^of-t ters' were received from .Eugla'nd vai{aQ<|^' haine. . ,\ *