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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta A'OLIIME VI. TEN PAGES LctlibridKc AlbertivTiiesflay, DccenilMji* 17,1{>12 PRICE-FIVE CENTS DR. W OF RED DEER iKES lERLY SPEED Shows that Volte Face of Mr. Borden from Previous Sound Policy is Weakening to National Life and to the Imperial Ties Ottawa, Dec. IG.-The deba'te on Sir Wllfrld'a ainendmont to tlio government naval proposals was resumed today by J. A. M. Alkens, Conservative member for Brandon, who spoke from A front bench to an attentive house. At the outset he saU} 'that members, In the course of this debate, aUoulel �limlnate nil things wAlch belittled the issue. No bouottt was to be derived from a quoting of the word "emergency," The member for Kouvllle (Mr. Le-mlou>x), In-order to airlve n't a conclusion 08 to where he stands on the naval question had gone to Webster's dictionary. � Mr. Lemleux interrupted that ho �was In doubt as to the moaning of the interview given by the member for Brandon, In which ho said that war had actually been declared between Great Bvltaln and Germany. "If you are ill, would _you go to a dictionary to see if you were sick enough to consult a dictionary?" retorted Mr. Alkens.. "Perhaps you �would wait until, hovering between life and death, before calling a p^ysl-claii," he added. Continuing,, Mr, Alkens said that preventative tfs well as corrective remedies a'�-e sometimes necessary and this was ,t'rue in regard to the naval matter. AVecan quite afford to eliminate what has been said from one to,.four years ago. The question at issue was not what Mr. Foster or other members of the government had said in the past.. The matter of importance Is what are their present �views, and what are they going to do about it. Mr,. Alkens also expressed the opinion that the past, constitutional hIS; tory of the country could woU be. eliminated in dealing with this mat-_^ter, it having.;.no bearing on the case. "Canada owes everything she has to the British Empire. Her action should to expressed lii these words: . "Here Is the aid we offer, and we beg you to takolt." Such action would be not only consistent, but conflrmatcry of our rights as a self-governing nation. The policy announced by the government is not a policy of permanency, hut of presfent expediency. It is a temporary arrangement, The giving of thirty-five millions to the Imperial treasury would be permanency. But what Canada proposes to do is to build three d-readnoughts. Should 'we ever decide on a C'anadlan navy, -we would have in these ships the beginning of a naval force. Mr. Alkens thought that when It is considered what other nations have been doing in the past fifty years, the wonder is that Canada has not acted more promptly. With other empires, the British ^Empire has not maintained a proportionalo ratio of advance. "Is it .not a fact that the United Kingdom' is the only European, coun-ivy which is reducing its debt?" asked Mr. lyemieux, "That Is not, the point. It is that the British Empire has not maintained her proportionate advance," replied the member for Brandon. Continuing, Mr. Alkens said thai Canada's dpstiny was not that elie BhouUl bo n great .independent nation, but that she should be the most powerful nation within the greatest em- Defence of what? Canada or the Empire?' Sir Wilfrid Lnbrier rose to state his meaning. The new condition of things arising i'n Europe, he said, has compelled Canada to take part in defending tho Empire as a whole, and the way to do It la by tho construction of a Canadian navy. Mr. Alkens then asked Sir Wilfrid as to the moaning of the phrase In hig amendment "to Increase the power and mobility of the Imperial navy." Sir Wilfrid said H means an add! tion to the Imperial navy. Premier Asquith Squelched Paul Pry London, Dec. 17.-Premier quith hai a (hort way with- persona who try to pry Into hit affaire, especially when there ( nothing to base the |>rylng on, atlde from purely apeculatlve rumor. Some rumors had been current In the past few days that developments might lead the Premier to resign. Few persons attached any Importance to the rumor. One of the few was a Welsh member, who, yesterday In the House of Commons, asked a question, of course couched In parliamentary form, on the subject, Mr. Asqullh curtly replied that he was not aware of any grounds for asking such a question. Mr. Kier Hardie Wants to Know IN PEACE CONFERENCE ADl WNT UNTIL IHURSDAY Turks Have Refused to Negotiate with the Delegate from Greece London, Dec. 17.-.\n obstacle was encountered early today by' the plenipotentiaries of tho Balkan allies and of the Ottoman empire who are gathered here with the object of bringing about peace. The absence ol Greece's signature to the armistice protocol was the cause ot the' hitch in the proceedings and the delegates found it necessary, to adjourn without cl-ttctirig aiiy real business. They will hot meet agaiii until late Thursday afternoon, and in thp-meantime will communicate with tmslr home govcm-ments. Aftei: their aditiurnnicnt Dr. S. DancH, Icftdet to! the Bulgarian delegation and the president of today's meeting of. the conSetence, confirmed the report that the .question of the protocol had'been under discussion without a decision being reached. ~ , . If is understood that, the powers of the' Turkish plenipotentiaries do not authori/je them to recogni'ise the, Hellenic delegates unless Greece signs the armistice and therefore' they were obliged to refer the matter to  SWITZERLAND PREPARING Berne, Switzerland, Dec. 17. -The Swiss government. In view of the possibilities of war is increasing the amount of ready cash at its command. A consignment of $5,000,000 In gold and silver arrived here by special train .from Paris today, and was lodged In the Swiss National bank. The government continue to order qiuntltles ot grain from America. , \  ?  Queer Juggling of J. C. Whiteside at First National Bank Minneaiwlis Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 17.-When Detective Duffy \ott police headquar^ ci's to go to his home early yesterday, ho left a friend John C. Whiteside, ot Maple Creek, Sask., talking and joshing at police headquarters with newspapermen. Duffy bad lent Whiteside I7.0O In two days. Whiteside Is a farmer, and is said to own' property worth $135,000 near Maple Creek. When Duffy wentjnto tho central station Jail last nlglit^fWhlteside greeted him from behind^ and the phenonxnal grovrth otrthlaj "The growth of our iiistitutlon,"'great western countrjr/,''' Mr. Oali^ said Mr. Gait, "is coincident with pointed out that the Union wM thoiu-^' s and largely due to the development of the west." ' The present year, said the Presi- flrst bank to appoint Kiwestern board ^ ^ of directors and eipirfiasized tfie labilV.',;^ that investmcnMn Canadian and Prd * � > � V 4>>>^ >� SORE ON LAW HOW TO PROTECT , Duluth, Minn., Dec. 17.-Duluth and vicinity today lies blanketed under one to live feet of snow In the worst blizzard in ten years. The temperature is not low, however. Street car lines barely are able to move cars. Train schedules are muddledi This morning snow and wind showed no sign of abatement. UiBt night's iblizzord forcibly recalled the night of tho Mataafa in 1905, but no boats were last night out on the lake. ARE�G-ie SCHOOL WILL BE LOCAtEp JUST EAST OF' CITY -i- PROVISIONAL TRUSTEES APPOINTED TO FACE THE WIFE NO. TWO WILL BE USED BY CROWN AS STAR WITNESS The closest school district to the city-and not ot the city will be the McLean school to be built on the south-west corner ot 36-8-21 just east of the Dallas farm, and it will serve tho rapidly filling in irrigated district. At a largely attended meeting of ratepayers held last night it was decided to go ahead with the organization of a village district and the following committee was appointed : David King, Fred King, and C; H. Devine. The new district has 33 children of school age within its SMuhds, and 5'2 cliildren under the ago' of sixteen. The market'gardeners .ire becoming numerous and the day is not far distant when there will be a dense population within a few miles of the city's borders. The idea seems to be in connection with the irrijtatc, for hi.s aclioii. His threat to | to whether or not llie use ot the do away with hiniKait caused tlie po- LO USE OF NATURAL CAS IN HOUSE OFFER OF WARSHIP DOESN'T KNOV/ WHERE HE IS LEADING PARTY ON TARIFF new fuel will allect their lire insur- lice to keep a dose watch on him all lance policies. The maUer was night, and a spec al olUcur \yas do- hroaclied at a recent meeting of the tailed to gunrd his cell all' niffht Board of 'Prade, with the remH that until he was delivered over to tlio Secretary Manwaring was instructed Calgary oflirer. to make eiviuirics through tho proper It was noised about this morning sources. that Dodds had added (orgery to his London, Deo. 17.-In the Liberal This morning the Board received list bctoro Icwing the city. This newspapers today there is consider- tlie ^following telegram from Winni- proved untrue. Ho did, however, i j^, . the hodv of her late able jubilation because several lead- peg, sisncd by tlie secretary ot the cash a cheque yesterday attornooa j .j.w i..--- L^- ing Unionist jourrtals criticize nsnot Western Canada Firo Uuderwritcrs', about two o'clock in the Imperial wlioUy favorable to -.UoUat Law's AssociaViou : � ' i bank here drawn on his Calgary ac- LATE AMBASSADOR'S BODY WILL BE CONVEYED HOME IN GREAT STATE The last regular meeting of the 1912 Council was held tbis afternoon. Mayor Hatch presiding. Aldevmen-el-cct McCambly, LoverlliK aild McNabb took advantage of the InvtUtioti pf Mayor Hatch, and lent their presence to get a line on the proceedlnn Ot. the Council. ' i :. 4^ The routine buslnesa yas- iiiot 'vjtfi^; umlnous, and was quickly disposed of. Chief Bavls Miplled 'fen^^iiliibtliSr man for'the police force,, for office duty during, tho day. .�/'': The Board of Trade wrote, that a gas inspector be appointed with-out delay. i' The SlnkinK Fund committee wrote, asking thcclty to pay over'the $53,. 217, due on December 6. In this connection, It Is interesting to note,that the amount to be paid by the city Into the sinking fund this year, and each year hereafter, is larger than baa been paid in all other years prerlbus to 1912. : " . M The Bar Society wrote,  under diite of November 28, stating that Wm. Laurie, of Cardston, had been recommended by their associntlon to fill the position ot police magistrate here, Mr. Laurie to reside in the city. As the appointment has already beeia made, the communication was received and filed. The winter gas rates announced by the Canada Western Natural Gas Light, Heat and Power Co., some time ago, were officially confirmed by letter to the Council. The five cents per thousand discount, la now In effect for prompt payment, making the rate 30 cents net. � The city solicitor will investigate and report on the ndvisabillty of creating a position of gaB^lnspeotor. The new charter was not conBlder-ed this afternoon, but, on motion, was laid on the table to bo considered at a special meeting of the council and aldermen-elect tomorrow night at eVglit o'clock. Regarding the re3 for another man. Mayor Hatch moved that tho reiiuest bo^e'ranted. Alderman Williamson stated that he thought the city had enough policemen. . Alderman -Cowman thought likewise, and believed that; If anything, the city was over-policed. He did not think It wIbo to incur the new expense just as the old Council was passing out. Alderman Asbcroft said he was Strictly opposed to tho proposal, ag he had understood that (ihlef Davis intended to cut down thd,fbrce after he came. > . � Calgary. Dec. 16.-Religious freiwrf worse than the zeal which prompted pagan communities to sacrifice the)r'f iwlf�;a death: Fotloviiis the yerdlct pli the"ucprtWV Jury, that found hlm^ fl^^*; SUllty of evlpablenegligence, an i\'k dtctn1)ie offence.' It^iM waa'^talceiiliiit' torjciistody by Mounleai: Police Ofllcf^^-A. KrlR^ri'nbo was present ai tbe'liv , qti�it,.on a Nirarraht sworn out by, , ft Cdronet Costello. ; * After hea'ring the evidence of foiir ' witnesses, {be Jury brought In the fl--' lowing verdict: "We, the undersigned' ; Jury, find that Henrietta Louise'ir^ | vine came to her death as the resiitt of voluntary starvation. Further, wo ' find that her husband, Alfred Henry: Irvine, was guilty of culpable aegU' ,* gence in that he permitted, first, his,; wife, to conceal the death of her In-. > fant eon, and, later, permitted hla.V wife to inflict upon herself such pri- ' votlon as would by law of natur* cause death following starvation." 'a UNEASINESS IS ' FELT AT LLOyO^ TEN STEAMSHIPS OVCROUK OWING TO THE .USUAL OK* ,� CEMBER STORMS AT SEA London, Dec. 17.->Irs. Whltelaw Hoid has decided to accept the offer by the Britih g\?vernment of a war- London, Dec. 17.-Grave uneaiinesa is felt at liloyd's (ot tho safety ;^IV account of storm.s at sea, of ten steamships overdue on Atlantic pasft^ age, including the Whlttmgham 375t tons, upon which rates were advanc*. ed yesterday to pO per cent. She left Baltiu\ore for'Rotterdam on Novr 20. On other missing vessels ratea have been advanced 30 to 85 pet cent, � COAL TRAIN STRUCK AN Ashtabula, Ohio, Deo. 17.-Eight dead"and seven injured wns the,toll of tho wreck lierc la't night when i Mayor Hatch said ho did not desire' ^'''^f >'s5an So .them ,.r.L. fh. ,^,.L- �Ji "..-^ ,.\,7^^;: coal tram struck a street car. Mot- orman McCutclieon is held by the police. juonounccment last night regarding: "Companie.s inteiestcil in risk tarilTs. The Times, Davly Graphic,; should be imnicdiatclv advised of na-Liverpool Courier, and Yorkshire J^ost i'iro among the vnalcontents: The Times' criticism amounts, to a pronoiuiccmcnt that Houac L'aw does count. The paper was emiorscd by a local insurance man. Tho baiilc mado tural gas in.stalicjtions ami proper ; cnriiiirics last night after the Herald permits issued." upliearcd bcuring an account of the Tho propiT cour.se, therefore, seems bigamy charge, aiul \(as informed by , to .be Vo notify the local agent of the the Calgary bank that the cheiiuu not know .where lie Is leading his | oon.'pany in whicli fire insurance is i was no good, not sullicient funds. |)iirty while the A'oriishito. I'ost and : held inimodiali'ly ivas is insttilled in ' ^'r. Uodds was not provincial mana-Liveriionl Courier plead for a roier-] llio picmises, iiiul have thoiu Iukud i K'-'r of the lm|>f:riiU Life, as stated. Ho cnduiii on t'arlhs bctorc anything -is ' tlui permit aiul ttttaoli it to the pol-tv.-ns' merely an ordinary agent, and done. licv. * lhag Vseen acting as inspector. husband to the United,States. The arrangements will be' complete between the British Foreign office and the American State department. Among tho first wreaths to reach Dorchester House was one from the Queen Mother, Alexandra, Hundreds of applications have been received ulreadv from prominent pe.r-sons for^Boafs in Westminster Abhoy for the momoTial service tor the lute Ambassador, which Is'to be hold, on Friday. to press the matter, and was^willirig to leave it to the congid6raflon of the new council. This action was accordingly taken. Santa Glaus Fund ? NAVAL BATTUE IN PROGRESS Sedil Bahr Dardanelles, Dec. 17.-Another naval battle was' begun between the Turkish and This is Christma.s work. Only a : * few more days in which to iielp oull* morning, out the fund to bring Christmas cheer,v ^^Z',^,,"7^"ti;*', Dar to those who would not get it othci- - ^ ' .....- wise. no:-.s not the need of tho Help- ^ Previously ackuowlodgod ......$123.75 vessels are engaged is not Lethhridire \V. C. T. U........ ri:0(l;'> Unovvn ^ .?''j'4f 1 Knox Church............... i'l.�0 1 ti ^3?^ iiralts. :� :The firlnj,' heavy. How many. 48 5415 ;