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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETHBiaOGE, ALBERTA; JtHUHSDAY, december 12, 1918 NUMBER 2 BRITAIN'S SEA FIED nPLISHES ' GOAL OF I The Tigeir of France Lives Through Years of Unhappi-ness to Realize Greatest Aim of His Life. PARIS, Dee. 12.-Eeturaing Iroin redeemed AUftce-LoiTaine, Premier Clenienceau delivered one of the JAOst remavkable speeches sve:- heard In the chamber of deputloj. The flpeo-5h dealt wth Ala�ceLt>r-r>iX)\: and Ae premier Trag greoted with enthuslagm. The chamber was quietly ('.f^rnssine: the question of mining priv.leges in Alberla when the aged premier made his appearance. There -was hearty applause from all sides of the house as the "old tiger" ascended the tribune *nd beg&u his' address in a low Toice. "For me 1 In this life, which at times 3ias seemed miserably long," said M, Clenienceaii, "it has been permitted that I should travel over the stage o? crime ivhicli has been committsd between Bordeaux and Strassbure. "What lias been accomplished surpaaseB anything history has ever registered be-forfe. t "The redemption of Alsace-Lorraine has been the goal of my life. A youtig girl to whom I spoke In Strassburg said,to me 'We. may now smile, M. Clemencean. We have wept long nough.' . 'l am BpeecUless,  Silenca alone oouid cope with such a situation. Many times have I felt life not worth living, but since young girls i:rom Al-aace-Lorralne, In the exuberanca of thelr',3,')^v..Wesed me, saying 'savioiir,! Kiy Jciiuiaey ot life is finished. "Rpnie day, someone will tell yoii abo^t ..piese heroic sacrifices which have ianfed^ half a century. We must go io the homies of tho^ ; Alsations-' I/6rira;Inla)(i�?' --- Leaving the chamber, Pr.emier Clem-ericefliiriiurried to his office In the . .ihlnlBtry o! war in Sti Dpminlqv^ � iSregtr ivfcllcing, spiritedly - oviB?: � ttif^; cdijfi oL'^the Bourbon palace atid ��-cending/the 54 steps leading to b'is offloe With youthful agility. .Wh*i) �een by tho correspondent immediately on his arrival the premier showed aot the slightest sign of exertion as a result of his guick trip from the chamber to his deslc. Many Families Need Help Previously adtnowledsed.............................. $322.32 Dr. DeVeber.......................................... 5.00 Mr�. |Oe Veber^,...................................... �00 Arthur Ketsler....................................... 5,00 A Friend .............................................. 2.00 IMlM Llly�n Schweitzer'.......... ..................... 3XX) Oowthy Terrlll...................................... 10,00 Helen Hubert......................................... 10.00 / / $3S9.32 A total of is families - were looked after at CUrl.stma.'? through the fund raised by The Herald last year, and 105 children received Christmas cheer. This year, says Miss TlHey of the Nursing Mission, there will be at least 60 families needing help from the fund, and almost double the number of children. So you sec, Goodfellows of Lethbridgo, that your generosity will he taxed more than ever (hi.'3 Christmastlde. Send your donations to the Herald today. , -- Vote For District Pres. of U.M.W.ofA. Still Uncertain LATEST FIGURES CALQARY; Oec\ 12.-From th"� raturna of half dosen districts o r�r rsMlvad, Chrittopher is iMdlng oanfdidiit*. for'the preti-d�my IH�, Unlfad Mine Worked in Dlttpl^ It. the figurca giva Chrlaia^h*'' 72�; Biggs, 336; Raea. 26*. ahd.OarIt, 174. Far / vtce-prtildsnt, - Diekenaon reada, with .388; McFagen, 237, and Lund, 7JB, ^,, Browne ic 'apparently a general favorite, and; It ioofca aa' if he Is sure to be^ ra-elacted aaeretary. Ha already*'has Tie"'vdtes, as againat 266 for Board and 150 for Lote. There ara 34 uniona still to be heard fronu BLAIRMORE VOTE For Praalderit-^hrlitopher 176, BlM�.?.1,. Rpfi. 26, Clarke 27. vT�trl>r�aldafrtMcFagan 109, iD^Simlpnt^itiOir-ennd 4.9. For Sacratarjr-peaj-d 70, Brown 72, Lote 122^^ Chrig- Lethbi-ldtre Pernie .... BUlmtore . 84 244 19 21 / 39 128 130 17G 27 , 25 J.17 ' .6 576 174 M2 By the results of the voting in District 18 of the U. M, W. of A. thus far received, Christopher is leading tho next highest candidate, Biggs, .for president, by a , substantial majority, but this does not by any means in-dlc�te that he Is elected.president, lii fact, it will be necessary tor him to secure a clear majority over ali the other throe candidates, and he is still considerably short ot this as shown Churchill Says Each Nation Should Know What The Other is Doing nUNDBE, ScoUand, Dec. ll.-C^l. Winston Spencer Churchill, minister ot munitions, offered what he described as a practical suggestion in regard to a league of nations during' oii, address here today. He eald tliat such a league should ascertain from every country the extent ot Its naval, snilltary and aerial preparations. j "Secret armaments have in the ijast been a great danger," he said, "and Ihe course I suggest would remove one of the causes that lad to this fearful catastrophe." SEND THEM BACK TO THE FATHERLAND ' DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 12,-Canadian Press from Router's.)-Unparalleled enthuaiaam was displayed at a meeting of thouaands of citizens here yesterday when a resolution was paaaed Strongly> advocating the repatriation of, interned enemy aubjecta, partloutarly Germans, and alao the punishment for lll-troatment of allied prisoners of,war, together with tho retention of the former fllarman colonies In South'Afrlca. URGE SETTLEMENT WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.-Acting Secretary of State Polk made public at tho atata department today the text of the note handed by the United Statea recently to \ the prealdenta of Chile and Peru, urging that the two South "American nations owe it to the rest of the world to compose their differences. ENEMY PROPAGANDA . X'' '--�. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.-Information reaching the state department today.indicated that the general strike caiied in Cuba is a r�-s*)lt of tha I', W. W. and enemy propaganda. The .report aaid order was being maintained in af-.feotad diatriota. ,H0N0U;LTJ, Dec. 10.-Tciiiou Wei. former Chinese representative at The Hagne, was reported on->hii way to Europe to become minister to Belgium and to attend the peace conference, in a wireless message from Toklo received here tonight by a Japanese -warship. The message quoted Wm as saying: "China wjll not ask anything that Is selfish. China joined the war for the cAUfle of right and justice, and she will ask right and Justice for the Par East. She will urge that the Japanese return Tsing Tau to China. She le willing to open her doors to aJl the world, but whether the Japanese are entitled to preferential foothold Js a question for tlie powers to decide at the peace conference." l>y the above ligures. He sUU.requires 105 votes to give him a majority, and the race is still in, doubt. Taher vote is reported very close, and while the otljer towns in the pass not yet'heard tjom may give .Christopher a big majority, the large numiier ot camps in the north end of the province are still to liear from. These are expected to give Biggs a majority. By an error in the vote given to the Herald yesterday, Biggs was given a lead, in the Lethbridge vote,,, whereas Christopher secured the highest vote here. Dickenson is leading in the race for vice-president, his total in Fernie, BJairmorc and Lethbridge cainps being 506, McFagnu 436 ana Lund 124. For secretary-treasurer, Browne � is leading in three pamps with a, total ot 493, with Beard 345 and Lote 245: Count a Tedious One (Special to the. Hci'iild) FERNIB, Dec. 8.---The election of officers for the ensuing year in District 18, tl.M.W. of A., involves ��Such a multitude of names for so many gfticep as to render_.the coujiting oE ballots,,a most .tedious operation. More than eOjOOO ballot papers had to be pi'iQted to fulfill tho requirements of 'the la^B' regulating these elections, and at the present writlns tho tellers of Gladstone Local a're 'still counting the ballots cast fpj-'ln-ternatloual officers. Because of these things, returns from outside local.-? are not expected to be ready for publication for another twenty-fonr hours. I There being so many candid,ites for president, it begins to look as though a second ballot will have to be taken to determine the winner, as a president must have a clear majority of all votes cast for that officer in the .district. The result here is substantially a's wired the Herald yesterday morning. Rees leads here with 191 .votes, Clark second with 128, Biggs third witli 88 and Christopher last with 3a. The only outside local heard from is Blairmore which reports Christopher 176, Biggs 31, Clark 27 and Uees 25. For Secretary-Treasurer, the vote at Blainnoro is a.s follows: Browne 72, Beard 70, and Frank Lote 122. In Uie two locals, Fernie and Biair-ni'ore, Dickenson, of Fei-nie for vice-president loads with 3S8, McFegau 234 and Lund follows with 76. Prog ram for Carnival To Convene Reichstag in Order That Govt. May Have Semblance Parliamentary Authority. BERLIN, Dec, 11.-The German cabinet ahtlcipatlng a refusal by the alllea to deal with the present government and the soldiers' and workmen'a.,council, according to the TagiSblatt of Berlin, Is considering convoking the relchstag to give the-government a pafllamen-tary baais. The relchitag session, the Tage-biatt aayA may btisxpected to begin next'week. Stiffen Attitude LONDON/pec. 12.-^In consequence of the support he is recelyiflg from the Prussian .qujirds, ne^lf. *iTived ih Berlin, Preinier Ebert -la lakiay a Btiffei- attitucla toward itt� SyaJrUcus group, tliti^a^ial cisf^Mpondenta in Copenh�g�ni;,pf the Londttii daily newspapers are ttdvlsed. "The proletariat must be prepared' for the worst," the Red Flag, organ of the Spartacus taction, is quoted as saying. Thursday evening, 8 to 12, Victory Carnival and DanCe. Friday evening, 8 to 12, Victory Carnival and Dance. Sfljturday evening, 8 to 12, Victory Carnival and Dance. Saturday afternoon, 2 till 5, Soldiers' Kiddies Christmas Trep, Carnival opens at 8 o'clock. Dancing starts at 8.30. Doors open at 7.30. Grand Drawing takes pla.oe at 11 o'clock tonight. Each person gets a ticket on entering. Midway consists of 20 games of chance and skill. Street cars, five of them, will run each evening on the red line from 7.30 till the crowd is all at the grounds. Starting again at 11 o'clock.five cars will run until one o'clock or sucli'time as the crowd Is all handled. Jitney service from the end of the car line to the main building. S ON SEAS British Govt. Has Decided on its Attitude-Ready to AlIoW United States All Freedom in Its Naval Development-^ Little Possibility of Real Disagreement Between the Two Nations at Peace Conference. dispatch to The Daily Mail from Copenhagen.-^says the Ebert government is feeling that Its position is becotnlng stronger, and evidently has decided upon ..�harp measures against the Spartans." The offices of the Sparta'cus group underwent an examination' on Tuesday, The Mail's advices add, and arrests are expected. Object is the Extermination of the Race--Most Savage of The War LONDON. Dec. 12.-The British government has decided upon the attitude It will adopt at the peace conference regarding the freedom of the seas, according to The Daily Express today. The newspaper refers to tlie American naval program as set forth by Secretary Daniels, and says: "Official circles In London are satisfied with this and with the graceful tribute^ to the British navy by former President Rooae-velt. Admiral Sims and other Americans. The Brttiah govern-ment Is ready to eoneede to the United States the freest'o{>aiI plans In naval, development, and it welcomes the idea of "eiiitensldn of American se^powers as-one of the best guaranteesr-to the peace of the world," . . ; , . 1ST RETAIN THE j Tribes State They Are Anxious to Remain Forever Under British Rule IMPERIAL REVENUES COPENHAOCN. Deo. 12.- The O^rman Imparlar revenuea for Decantb�r, It Ja reportied from Bariln, havs baah.pald to all, the former royal p#raona(^a ramaln-Ing In Carmany who are eritltlad to tham. The. Vostiache Zoitung aaya thajt the formar German emperor haa authorized Eital Ifrad-erlek, hia aeoondaon, to rapraaent him in all mattara^foncemlng the formar Imperial hotiaa. NEW RUSSIAN.GOVERNMENT LONDON, Dec. 13.-(Special to The .Mail ' and Empire.)-Massacre of . Greeks organized by Turks and Ger-: mana are cireumstanUally exposed in i a dispatch from the Constantinople ; correspondent of The Morning Post, a �s.ays'the massacre, like those of the exterminsition of the race. 'Whole-iiHle expulsion of Greeks from Asia Minor and massacres that have continued' without interruptions after the Crimea'' war, the, correspondent writes, became tho most savage of the great war. the intention being ito stamp out the Greek race in Turkey. � DEWSBURV, Dec. 12.-Viscount Tiie .following fisures are given by Grey in his speech last night protest- t-''^ correspondent in proof of the ed.against the election of a servile enonnffy of the outrage: 450,000 house of commons, saying that in his Greeks departed and dead: 150,000 case there would be a drifting to- placed in labor battalions and dead; ward . dictatorship or Bolshevism, at 'east 250.000 deported in the period , "Wldle giving credit to the present gov- between, the great wars. He says the lernment, he said that the people atrocities have not been checked by, must be sure that-the men who pre- '^e armistice. Complicity of the Ger-j ceded the present government should m^ns in them have been demonstrat-; be men who would make success pes- ed, and both King Constantine and slble. He prais^ Lord Haldane, for- ibe;,'^ae-cured to any nation obBerv^ng^ cub ' covenants,ot a league of-natioB8, aptl , should-be denied to any nation .*cffftlt-y; ing those; covenants. If that jj[tfio80, . then a leagiie. of nations is therfeolu-.v, tion to the.,wh.ola.,queBtjion-.andv.B� not be .'dIscTlSsed apart irom'^it.' .j . LONDON, Dec. 11.-Expoutfdliig'tfie-. British ylew of the freedoni^rOf -.the; seas, the legal correspondent! oll%'hp� Tlines, dealing among olherj tWngS) with the lessons of the war regardlngi-naval operations as they appear/to; him, outlines the main.British post-, tion on the question as follows: "A readlneES to continue as her^lo^v^ fore the freedom of th'e.aeas initlmei's: of peace, which has.been carried out. by. England, for, example, as tothe. admission t)t foreign vessels � to coast--wise trade more'than by any oljher important commercial country, and:to' agree to the conversion Into a- free; (CONTXKUBD ON FA0� 6), REAL POLICE, r STOCKHOLM, Dee. 12.-Alexander Feoderovloh Trepoff, former Ruaaian premier, lasued a denial todiy that he was taking part In the form a naw Russian govarnmant here, MORE LOANS TO BELGIUM /WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.-Bel-glum'a loana from the United Statea �v�r� increased today to\ ^IfKjvSaOyOM by Alt additional credit M;flMM>, ? : : ? > ? ? > ? surprise, was expected to enter largely into their discussions today. . " ' When a policy for the railroads is agreed upon by the committee, which is made up of 2-1 members representing all the large roads of the country and 90 per cpnt. of the railway mileage, it will be presented to tlie bankers, shlppei-s, lubor le.iders and owners of railroad securities and then reported back to.the several railroads tor their approval. The meetings of the committee are expected to last for several weeks. GERMANS STOLE MACHINERY PARIS, Dec. 12.-Two . German brothers, named Roechling, have been arrested by the allied military au-tliorlties' 'on' a charge of receiving stolen goods. They are declared to have gathered together & considerable .quantity of machinery stolen from France.' AMSTERDAM, Dec, 12.-The people living In the southern 'part of the Dutch province of Lim-burg are excited, by repeated references in Belgipn.and. French newspapers to a possible .severance of a part of that province from Holland. Forty-nine^ burgoo masters in that region have telegraphed to Queen Wllhelmlna expressing their indignation 'and assuring her of their firm allegiance. WILSON TO' ADDRESS R MOP4TREAL, Dec. 12.-The majority of the emnloyeea of-that police and water departmenta of this city went on strike thia mbr/i-ing for higher pay. � .' The city's firemen joined thor forces of striking employeca from: tr,5 police, waterworks and gar-; bags departments thia afternooh; making the,^tlc-up of the publtp ssrvices here'praotlcB.lly complete. BIG SHIPMENT OF GOLD FOR THE ALLIE*^ -1 PARIS. Dec. 12.-Gold received' from Russia by the Germana,! amountii'i^ t; more than $60,000,-OOO, (las arrived In Paris and been; deposited In the Bank of France, according to an official statement' from tiie Fjrench ministry fit finance. The money Is credited, to the common account of t'ha allies In conformity with ti^e^ terms of the armistice. \ ; ? > � > * PARIS, Dec. . 12i-(Associated Press.)-The address which President'Wilson will make to: .the American troops, probably as eo,on as hi* arrival in France, is exi pscted to be one of the jnost Jrp-portant during bis stay'in Europis, and is being looked by Europeans, who hope to gain from this a more definite idea of the president's exdct position regarding numerous vital points. WILSON TO SP^ND-- - '; 48 HOURS IN PARIS PARIS, Dec. 12.-The length of President Wilson's official visit In Paris has been fixed at 48 hours, according to the Matin". Tho remainder of his 'staiy not bo' .marked by any,s^at�( cepempny. U. S. ESTIMATES m^iSHlNGTON, Dec. 12.-, I*: five and a half billion dollara'ji&r^ of bonds will, have to be Issued.jil finance the govei'Jiiment this yearj^^l^r' retary of the Treasury MoAdoo tol4i the' house ways and means - ooaimlt^; tee today in discussing financial^quea', tions. He based this on an estimator of ?18,000,000 in expanidltu!(6B,i..ii'jid,i members of the committee eald .'tll,o: estimate 'was not too > low. 80LF RESIGNS BERLIN,' Dec. 12.-Or. VV^^I Self, the . minister of fo^ign4~ fairs, has handed:Jp,,hia roajgn ion, which has <6o�.n .'apcepfed^ the cabinet. 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