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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta YOUJME xui. SIXTKKN PAC.KS LKrilUUlDGE, ALBEP.TA, TUESDAY, DECKMUF.H 16, 1919 SIXTEK.V PACKS NUMUKK5 NO MOKE NEUTRALITY FOR IJTTI.E BELGIUM BIU'SSKLS, Dec. ff Delglan government xill refuso S. is PJnying Wolf Trick in Try- ing to Slir up Mexico Against Ilritnin AMERICANS SAY MEX. FAVORING JUUTISIIERS MEXICO CITY, Dec. (Associ- ated Tho United Slates Mei- Ican international situation n parallel in Ihc fable of the wolf and tho sheep. In which tho wolf al the head of the slroam accuses the ?h Ler ot'llic commercial department of. hlni muddying the ivaler, ac- cordin to a slalome Issued toniht the Gorman foreign minister, consists ol Rudolph Brohm, representative u( Lho Hamburg shipyards; Councillor Blch, o( tha ministry of public Dr. reiser, director of Iho llauitjurp- Anieriren Llns: Dr. Petcns, director oT the shipyards at Bremen; Intel vlf-we.1 Etalcd ho I a representative of the Hamburg Ihc inomtnt lo add. as eminent. Paul Mnller, representing tiroe groups ot aearren. be had not had an opportunity of go Ing. ILL- dev.nls. Ho nol r.warr lo irJiat oil rat Uio Ono Ulg Union had been carrying ovil their propaganda In trying to bring about a disruption Iho United MhiQ Workers ot America. The senator was met at thn Cana- dian Pacific Railway depot by Fuel Commissioner Armstrong and his us- slsJfliil, R E. Hnrrison, The minis- ter lost no llino In going into tbo pre- liminary of Ihc Inquiry. With- in flvo minutes ot registering at tho Pallls-or hotel, be wna in cons'il- latloii .irllli tho latter official, Sam-Ballantyne, tho special rcpre- of the United Mine Work- ers, Informed the Interviewer that, be and his colleagues would thoroughly co-oporafe with tho mlnlalar with a view to hanging at out a satisfactory EGllloment. Speaking on labor mailers general- ly, the senator utatcil that conditions throughout ware aaUj- factory. WItli regard lo the recant dlEplile Among' NOT a Ecolii mlne.n, three board3 ot conciliation were at present In session end (hero was ovary ejpcclatlon or en amicable coiieluglou being reached between Iho operators and men. The delegates arrived In a special car attached to the ordinary express train. There was no Incident nt the station, hut .the crowds regarded the Germans TYi'iS JiilereEt. The German note In reply to tlie ol- !lod communication, demanding Ibe signing of the peace protocol vras taken up hy tbo supreme council nt Ihts momInB'5 session. II was decided lhat a meeting ol allied exports wHli the. German, shipping experts sbould bo held this morning. A portion of tha German note was sent to legal experts for examination. The coun- cil's consideration of the German note ot n general nature. It wis slct- od lh.at n reply Would he made after further! emmi nation. o( the docuiiionL Flume Announcement Wednesday ROAfE, Dec. tho Epoca and the Glomalc d'Ualla cxpreas he- llel today lhat an "announcement ot Iho aolutlon or.'.he.Flume controversy will be mado by PremUr Nlltl at morrow's scJ-jion'of'tie'chamber of tlepuLies. Solution Should Eny 'PARIS, Decv nienlins ori the agrc arrJTe-J at by Premier XUL1, of end CapL d'Annunzto, the Insurgeot leader, the Petit cording to a Blalcmeni Issued tonight by Luis Cabrem, scerelnry of the rcasury anrt eovernracul spokesman. emphatic dental is made Ly Senor Cabrera of charges coulalncil in newa- papcr dispatches received In Mexico (jat he Is favoring the firitlsh at the expense of Ihc United States (atcr- csls. Ilranfllng cbnrgcg of anti-Ameri- canism made by "tho inLc-rreDtlonlit pross" BE part of an Internallonal poll- leal scheme, Eenor Cebrera declares hem utterly false. The slatemenl rnahes Epecific mcn- :tor. of charges of favoritism to the Hritlsh with regard to Ihc return of he railroads to 'ihelr owners, oil con- cessions, and cotton shipments, the proposed visit of Ilafael Nicto, suii secretary lo Iho minister of finance, to visit to Mexico ot Major Howard and Hrlg.-Gen. Alfred C. Crilchley o[ the Canadian Air Force, id their couteronces with Normnn IClng, Ihc British consul-general C'ily, tofiellier with an inT'ma- lion which Sennr Cahrern. tleclcrcs Lo bo false, tbnl an attempt IE made to aecuro British support in tha controversy with the United' Sla'.es over Iho lilHiug anil kidnapping o] Uuiled Slates citizens. Ottawa Expects Appointment of New Premier and .An- nouncement of New Government Within a Thomas While Denies He is Candidate for the High Comment on the Situation. Sister H. McMau'gh, who servrd aa ourso wJilr Ine A.I.i-1. off on a [light.iffih her air tutor from Korsholl Aeroflroiae. She has just qualified as a pilot. CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND TOPS MARK; DANCERS HELP TO SWELL TOTAL fn Alberta. Tho senator intends lo remain in I'arfsten recalls that the allies nott- Calgary for at least a couple ol daya, the lUillan government that Lho or until such liino 33 )m hns thorough-> adjustment of tno d'Annunzlo Intldenl ly grnspctl Ihc coal raining siimtiou j vaa solely an Intcraal mailer. The'ncvi'Bpupfer atlrta thnt the JtaHan government, hBrlnff cctllcd what ivai entirely Italy, it remains lo settle the international questions Thla should he easy, Iho Petit Pariafen Ihtnks, non' tliaL the malti obstaclo has been rcmorrd. Plan Some Reparallon BERLIN, Dec. Ccrmnn sov- ernmcnt'a idea regarding companas- lion lor the elnhing o[ Hie Scapi fleet Is lo orfcr such harbor material p.3 ran be sp.arcd without seriouBly 4l1slurblni? Germ-my's economic .llle, according Co (lio Jilorpcn fast. The remainder of Lho amount of tonnage dcuiiled upon ns conipcnsrvtion would be delivered In Instalments from, the new production ol tha German ship- building .vflrds. WIPE OUT BRITISH TROOPS LONDON, Dec. 'Icen Jiiiiidrcd Drilisli troops in Pcrsifi have hccn wiped out hy Iho Iioslilc population, it is claimed in a Moscow wireless reaching here today. The Iroojjs, Ihc rlisjialch says, comprised Uic garrison of the of iMcshkcd (possihly Mcshcli, in norlhcastcni Pcr- siti, norlhwcsL of Herat, Af- WINTER BRINGS MISERY, DEATH, IN CAUCASUS CONSTANTINOPLE, Man., Dec. ii bringing immtnie misery and hundreds of thousands of deithi from hunger and have occurred throuflbout Ihl middle and eiil and touth The flight of rafuuecB of all nktlonalitEei t'nrough Alia Minor Into touth Rutaia hat be- gun. Teg Strike Defense Now Charges R.N.W.M.P. With TBe Bribery of Witnesses Afermalh of Recent, Name- Change Even AVilh Someone KITCHENER, Out., Dee. assing a resolution requesting Uio' lolicc commiEslnncr to discharge I'o- Icc CbJpf O'.Ncill, owins the liiabil-' lly of the police to quell Uic anccs wesks ttic city coun- cil ndj'ournctl (heir last o! 101? in incrrj- niouil and accepted nn nvUaliou [roni the retiring maj'cr lo n banaiifct. Tho council cvlUcnlly ci- liccteil tvcnLualltlca, lint wlipn llic meeting opened ihc special ou duty out numhcTCiI Iho Fpectalorg. The council iiasseil- a resolution requesting tho Ontario legislature to enact ape- rial legislation to permit tbc city ID eelUo the dnmaya clnima lor llic wrecking ot Ihc News-Record office. Todayb Ihc: Herald Chrislmaa Cheer furnl. yeolerday Lad not quite, the mart. is over the J5GO raarli, re- cording llio dny ycl. clehi days- yet before there Is a fine outlook thnl Ihe fund-Kill go into (he four figures, p.nd ii not record established last year 1 Thant3 to tho splendid contri- b'jlitms received today srp due to Cant. Cecil R. Cocq, "ho suggest- WINNIPEG, Dec. sup- port of a motion lo force the crown to call a witness named Harry Dashaluk, formerly iccrel service agsnl, whoso nam; as IMSS appears on tha back of the Indktmenlj courstl for the dt- fenso of R. B, Rusself made start- ling allegations against the Royal Narth West Mounted Police this afternoon, Letters were produced In refer- ence to fhli particular witness, which dtfonse counsel claimed, thawed that, bribery and force have bdin used to coerce witness fnto qivinq evidence which ho knew to he false. Col. Starncs, commandrntj (he in Winnipeg, In ona of Ihe (etten Is lo have admit- ted that he had promised Dasha- luk >JiOO for o'ving evidence, A. J. Andrews, K.C., speaking on behalf of tha crown, ilated that the abienl had been or- lo appear at the present trial but had refuMd to come. Mr. Andrtwt further rtited that Dash- alukTi evidence was unreadable and the was not to force hla appearance. Tn arguing the motion counsel for the defentfl stated that he de- aired to ihow that evidence given by these to-called ''secret service man" was "utterly and could not be relied upon. The- Jury was excluded from the court- room during the proceedings and the moilon was based upon an affidavit sworn to by J, E. Bird, defense counsel. Justice Metcalfc declared Ihnt he would Issud a bench warren! for Harry DnshAfuh anrl have him brought to XVinnlpsu under cs- coit BALON1KI, official alMemcnt Issued Tiy CrecJc hcndfiuar- torg SBJ-J: "One of our dolaclimcnls clearing !ho heights north ot Imamkpny ot lha enemy angagctl.300 TurkUh rebels with machlno guns. The Turks were pursued lo' Uio TnonnlaJn height.1) of Kouchflk. nn engagement nn llio mnaslf norlhwcst of Atdin one of our detachments raptured ninny tents. rides, mC'JMI Runpltes, ToodBlnffs anil olf) uniforms. Our IOSECB wore four soldiers nnd ono cftplaln nnd 15 soldiers wounded. The known loss- ea ot (ha enemy wero six "Attacks ot Turkish rebels Odcmlsh BT1U" thO VlllagO Kmuanvji: and against our vosls. In the regions of Altlln nml Magnesia liavo been re-1 I Passed Away in Edmonton Hos- pital at 3.30 This Morning Veteran All Lethbridge was chocked this morning ID learn of the death at Roy.nl Alexandra Hospital, Edmon- ton, nt 3.30 a.m. today of John Alex. Turcolle, secretary of the Great ,War Veterans brrnch here, Daalh was the result of an accf- dent whfch occurred Man., Dec. 8, when Mr. Turcolte was badly while stopping at the Mac- _ donald hotel. He wai rushed to lha hospital and nt midnight last night was thought to have paised the crisis as he was sleeping peace- fully at that lime. He awoke at 2.45 and tuffered n relapie, ilnk- Ing steadily. The father arrived In Edmonton this morning at o'clock, having Been called from his home here. SHAREHOLDERS REGARD G.T.U. PLAN SATISFACTORY LONDON, Dec. Times estimates (lint a mealing of the Grand Trunk lUllwav stockhold- ers will be lield In the middle of Jan- uary to ratify the nsrcement with the Canadian government. Tho TCmes says nobody will pre- tend that the government hns been hut Ihe letms oro teller tlian ai one llnic. pccinod probable. On llio whole, the arrnngeinciU must bcj regardoil for It renders ?afo somrlhins like- 37P.OOO.WO tn UOO.OOO of Urltisn L-iipilal in Canada, SHOP EARLY Only 7 More Shopping Days Till Christmas cd and staged a larnely-nUended dnnce last night at Die K. P. hall. Tbo dance was splendidly managed and in this Mr. Cocq ivaa aided hy :uerr.h6r3 ol Ihc'IJaiiEhlers of the Kmpli'e who prOTlded the refresh- uientB, and by Harper's orcboslra who turnlshcd the music Tree of charge. The Pythian Hall Co. donntcd half the rent of Ihn hall, so that- when1 all expenses were met Cap I. Cocn was able lo turn over the fine prolil ?12S.70 lo the Christmas Clieer Fund, Jielpiug put it over tho mark. Other contribullons aro coining in in a very-encoHraging manner, the public having shown that It uns'.cralanag the need of the occa- sion, and that (he true Cnrislmsg spirit, is Ihut of giving. One Tina donation came from J. Nelson ft Co. in tho form of a donation ol cash or the value in shoes, Tile fund now stands: Previously Proceeds of danca for Christmas Cheer Fund.. 128.70 "iV. J. Nelson Co........ 15.00 Miss BavFden o.OO Mrs. and Wall- wfirV: 5.DO A, CV. Baalim 5.00 OTTAWA, Dec. and when a tucceisor to Sir Robert Border will be chossn la und-lrrmlncd- Robert himself, although he declines to make ofliclal statement, li, it 1? understood, taking no part In Ihe arrangements. A strong of the party, apparently, (avers the Idea of calling a parliamentary caucus to choose Sir tucc-iEsor. But liiat this courao has beer, formally decided Is evi- dent from of the situation with members of the government at present In Ollawa. Thlt afternoon, for firal time slnct Friday, cabinet will meet. Tha situation then w'll, no doubt, ba dlscuised. Hon. J. A. Calder, mtnlater of immigration, Is promlnentlx today as a tucccsior. Mr. Calder, however, Is understood to have no personal ambitions In tKl-s regard and among hli friends, It li thought b: %vould not accept the mantle even If It offered him. As a result of the present) ailualion, tliree appointments to senate pending will probably go over. It Is further expected that ths bye-elettioria In TemtskarnJng and KamourSTika will ba postponed1. MEETING TUESDAY AFTERNOON OTTAWA, Dtc. Robert Borden was at his office thti morning and will attend tho meeting of tha cabinet afternoon. To reprcEentativcs of the press ho said he had nothing to Bay, but Intimated that he might have an announcement to make in cours; of, a few OTTAWA, J3ec. Uohcrl Total to dale Uurdcii's successor will bo appointed and tho government Installed within a month. Arrange in en_l 3 .to this end, at any rate, aro'now being iimdc. The actual dale wlon Unionist eup- porters will ineeL lies wllh Sir llohert Bordcn and he silll declines lo make any comment on the elluallon what- ever. White Denies IE TORONTO, Dec. lo the reports from Ottawa aa to tho premiership. Sir Thomas elat- ed tonight lhat mention of hls'name Irad lieen wlthoul hia linowlctJge or ron-dcm. He staled that ho was not a candidate. Forecasts Early Elecl'on LONDON, Ont., Dec.' ICB 'on the rumored early.retirement of I'remier Boiden, the London Atl- verllaer, edltoriElly saya (n part: Jntc of the party is now In tho balanct-. Sir ItoDerL DorJen's retirc- niect will causu the realgncUIon o[ all his ministers and mfghi very easily load lo a dlssolullon of parliament and a nearly elccllon." Was Never Pelty TOHONTO. Dbc. and never was a touch ol narrowness or pettiness of any kind In Sir Robert Dorden's poJlllcj. Ho Js honored and beloved by men of all des of opinion because of his fidel- ity to high pilncIploB, whothcr aa a Canadian, nn Imperialist, or a friend of his fcind- "If hla requires lhat he _ up Lho cares of offlco then wo hope Iheso earea will Lo turned over a man o[ his choosing, who will be able lo carry on government as H has been carried on-np to tho present time." In Sincerity a Giant Tho Montreal Star says: "Sir KobcrL's Etrcnglh aa a-leader llca not In Ills astuteness, nor In hla fcnowlcilgo of Iho tricks of diplomacy, nor in liis power lo dominate, but In his sincerity, In lil.i friendliness, ]n p.itrloLIsm, nnd in thoae attributes he Is n. giant, In. Ihc tricka of pnllUcal jugglery ho is a child. No man in public; llfo has In Iho sfliuc client Ihu cslltnablo nuall- llG3 that maV.e the pcoplo so sincerely amcnt his sad condition. If I: oyalfy supportetl while abECQt Iron: the pollllcal arena, ho may yet hi spared to Ihe company. It Is "cally tho duly of his supporters Lc mate it nosslblo for him to rdsomt tho duties of hla poalMoQ. They can do It II Lhelr proleasions o; loyalty are sincere.1' Melghen end High TarltT Tno Toronto Globo: "The proposed changa comes at E tlmo nf moro than usual stress. It i; nol probable that tha prolecllonlal eaplalns of Induatrr, who are the finan- cial backbone of Unionism In Ontario and Quebec, consent lo a stifflc- lently largo measure of tariff reform to maLi e. 'Caldor premiership poss- ible. "The probability, therefore, Is lh-.it when BJr Robert Bordea" slops out, Mr. aielfihen slep up and, thai more and more the coalition wlll'be- conio a, combination In defense ct. adequato protection, holding on to of- fice Kith grim, tenacity uutll the end of Ibo parliamentary term lu "the hopo lhal bnfora Lho flood of unrest will aubslde and Caaaja-wtll fioltle down once more lo 'two partj1 of tha past." Political Bltuitlon Troubled Dec. the newspaper reports that Sir Iloberl will resign B.I premier, the Montreal Qazelie sftys: "Tho retirement'of Sir Robert Bor- rien Is more than a personal mailer. H stirs Ihe troubled waters of Ihc whole polllleal situation. The Union government raaj- be said to bo wholly of hla own making, Iho ncllon spring- ing from tho highest patriotic motives Public opinion Is unquestionably In i stnte of flux. A new eLato of has arisen Jn the farmers' party nnd however transient may ha Us exist- ence, It Is moving over the rural dla Irlcts vrtth the power of n ateatn rol-' ler. The Unionist party musL gird HB loins for an electoral battlo In UK not distant future. It Is nol enough tt name a leader lo Iho exalted poalttor of prime mfnlnter. A policy clenrli cut, dflflnlle, based on prlnclplei must be [ormulaUd presented lo Ibo people. Men Going Hack Rapidly nnd all Kcstrktions Arc Ucing Tak- en OIT CHICAGO, Dtc, of bllwmlnouj today rtpUJy approached normal. Throughout the country reports Indicated from SO (o 95 per cent, of the minors arc either at work or ready to enter the mires