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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMB X1H. SIXTEEN PAGES UaTMimUKiE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1010 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER G Friends in Reduced Circumstances AVill Not Change liis Mind; About is Too i'oov i MAY NOT QUIT TILL, NEXT SESSION MEETS; Dei-. Vrw i 1'rc-ss toJay carries Ihc following from an Ottawa rorrcspomlc'iit: "To a public skivr cynical in respect of: Itic reports ot Sir lloliert j pending retirement. Sir Hob- j crt himself is expected lo issue a statement at an early date-- So far j the announcement lacks official ron- i of any kind. The premier j himself has been consistently reti-! tent and his colleagues have main-; turned a retlceuco which is remark- If Ihe very lack of affirmation I or denial were not sufficient It may j he stated emphatically and categori- cally for the bauem nf doubters thai Sir Robert Uorden has decided to re- tire and that nothing will change his mind. Hope He Will Remain "Comment in certain tiuartera, nevertheless, won Id FCCIII to indicate' that, n number of his strong support-' era and admirers still hope that he will reverse IHE decision so reluctantly arrived at, 6O that he will get.away for ,1111 extended rest and that arrange- ments shall be made for an interignum during his absence with an active liremier in charge. The hops '.s Lorn of an Impression that the premier's JUness la but temporary nnd that, tic rocupenile with complete re-st. Jt is hom further of tiie fear, no iloubt, ttal chaos in the party.may fol- low his retirement Ihnt dissen- sion as to his successor may flriS Hie government in a serious predicament with no election, machinery available t should the need of an election bo pre- cipilalcdJ Won't Change Mind "Sir Robert, will not chango his nitncl, for his physicians have strenu- ously urged-that ho "get nTra'r alto- KCth'cr froiu public lite. Sy long as ho remains'premier thero IB, no part or the habitable globe to which he may resort, where letters, callers and com- munications of a worrying nature will not ultimately overwhelm him, Is recalled, however, that on one occa- sion, when friction was threatened, I a. premier or party leader haa deslrei] lo resign and has afterward" changed I his mind because the announcement c' his retirement has breusM tho, factions logotlier. The most recent instance of this was that of BEr Wil- Russell on Stand In Own Defence In Winnipeg Trial IX'C. wages, I Replying to questions ly 3. K. BinJ, refusal of the employers to recognize de-fcnso counsel, Russell said he was led Customs Dulles in Gold Now DhSCREl'AKCy SHOWS IN trude and the onlerin-coun- til iirpblbitlng strikes, were tho reav oils for unrfst among the .workmen in and I91S, lending uj> to tho gen- jer.il strike in according to iho evidence given by It. H. Russell, j charged with seditious conspiracy, un born in Scotland 3l ycara ago; hud lived in years, all of V'hich had heen Fpt-n! in in-g. He then described his activitios in various official positions in the machinists' union and his attendance ax numerous conventions. Mr. Ittrd staled that he J'AJUS, c'aiin-i i comitt-Uon with seitleintui of (he staud, today as witness In his own defense. Russell's evidenr.-? throughout was in the nature of a. justification for the formation, of the One Kls Union and Me Ha pertinency, ihe defense stating Us ufnis and objects. He that they wished lo show ibat ihd iu al tho movement as industrial un- j iunl.sm. n 11 puL In tho preamble of tho machinists a between opposln-j counsel IContinucd on llcicj-nng lo thf. government rail- i wuv keard, he said ilmt the govern- terms details ;yyere given before representative, Hon. Arthur Metghen. minister of interior. In refusal of tho railway saiupinen to accept tho award of the board in 191S, paid that the workers In Kupiciiitt council toda: I widi the. council reported a unai: imous agreement to ponnit thii tier i in a tip lo collect llii'Ir customs dntie jIn gold. quos In a further discussion of !li I lion of compensation tor Un: of the (iennan warships lit I Flow, a v.T.S Id ho put in khaki, and forced to New York Christmas Cheer Fund Makes Good Progress Toward the Mark It was on good authority to- day that Harry Daslialuk. tho witness i ucituM.tu a hf-nch warrant was issued the estimates of the repara- j yesterday, had been located In Wfnni- Uons committee and those of the inan experts regarding the total oi mercantllu tonnage and float En g rtnrfca available for reparttion purposes ai 'tRrmnn ports. This dlscrepency amounted to about The allied, and Oennan naval ex- Many Objections Frequent objections hy the crown tCiai-acterizeti the forenoon's pro- ceedings oil the ground that much of evidence that the witness was ig was Irrelevant At or.c point. Justice Metraltc, 'he perls vi'ill again this afternoon jjury lie- hail rltowcd to distnss Uie Scana Plow question. defen'o counsel, mut deal oi The Germans.are semiofficially re- latltude in ili? cross e.Ntiiunation. i-t Hortcd as having Tirat nsVcd a re flue- icauso to a 1aTSc num- J100 was added to the Herald Cheer to- day, a nuaber oE splendid dona- tions, including two for each, having been recelrcd. With a full ivcek to run yethetoro Cbristmas. Ihe fond la making rapid towards the thousand-dollar mark, rood prospects ot Seating _ nd Bouthcra Alber- ta Oooii FeliowB are living up to their name, and Just as they orer- 'Victory Loan In, order to iiiAku sure oE It, they are out, .to., the Christmas They are tn do'thl> for the .very zood reason that they hnow there: are irmuy liotnes ivhcro Christmas lacking this ChriBt- mas unless the Good FeltowB pro- vide and Lecauso they know that, if there is any left MASSACRE BRITISH GARRISON DENIED LONDON, Doc. In over after providing for Christ- inas, there are many needy cases Ilia money can he .used to good advantage. The Nursing Mission ia organizing now to A Bofshevlfc ctatement received from Moscow by wlretass today. Break in Weather Great Kelief city of Water the material referred to In the proto- col. Plan Gorne Reparation Dec. Oennan gov- ernment's idea regarding compensa- tion for the slnkliig of the Flow, fleet is to offer'such harbor material as can lie spare i without seriously disturbing Germany'? economic life, laccorriing-.lo the Morgeu Fast. The 1 remainder of of tongage decided upon JtonipenFatioh wpu'lrt be delivered In- instalments from the new production of the German ship- building yards. The conncll today, presided over by Jules Cainbon, and with Ambassador Ixmcheur, the French minister of re- construction, in connection with Aus- j tria's needs. It was said afterward tthat measures had been agreed upon to remedy the situation. I H lias become known that the rep- I rcEentattves of tho allied and asso- ciated powers have Insisted further upon the necessity of American co- operation in the relief of Austria, Am- liaspaclor Wallace was unablo to enter nto any undertaking for the United Stales without Instructions from .his .________. i governtnoivt, 'hut he has to I Washington setting forth urgently the Workmen and Women Unload- need of taking measures in Austria's iid. Irrelevant. "I am doing what I lieve to be fair and just, but I have been directly and Indirectly accused of said. "Counsel may get a judgment by abusing ihe judce and the crown. The defense has con- tried to nnoTV the unfairness crown and the judge. I have nothing more to say." Accused on Stand WINNIPEG, Dec, B, Rus- with sedition conspiracy and coimrioh nuisance, [took the stand tlila morning as the first in his own defense. He (appeared haggard, with signs of ner- Ivous train and Svorry plainly evident, ke advantage, of''Mr. LANEQUITS US.CABINET WASHINGTON, Dtc retary Lane today issued a state- ment denying published reports that he had placed his resignation before President Wilson, but dis- closing that he intends to leave' the cabinet when he can do so without adding to the present's "burdens or worrieK." Secretary Lane of the U. S, de- partment of the interior IB a Can- adian by birth., Fatal 17th Arrives and Brings Sunny Southern Alberta Weather it Likes SCIENTISTS PROVE TO BE BADLY OUTGUESSK1 MILE BOY IS ing Than 100 Arc Injured BERLIN, Dec. workmen and women were killed and more than ICO injured 9n an explosion at tho Mariensitl ammu- nition depot near Wilhelrmhaven today. The explosion occurred while shells were being unloaded, UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH SINN FEIN ARMS Relief for Austria PARIS, Dec. further con> sideralion today of Austria1.1? require- ments tor the relief oi her distressing food condition, {he supreme council Not So Much Need of it Since Germany's Defeat, Opinion in Britain TOKIO, Doc. (tie An decided that It wonVi he necessary to file-Japanese alliance which expires furnish relief to the amount of >'ear wil1 bc renewed Ig a sub- at least lo go forward at tho fact of considerable speculation rate of monthly. ;Tokio diplomatic circles. It 1a 'point- i i ed out there that the world condit- I Belief wag nxnressed by. the Aus- Ions have so changed since Ih9 al- trlan delegation that the total sum liance was inaugurated that both par- rn-cessary would reach lies, particularly England, may no h tho amount Chancellor Ken- longer see the necessity of such an i Important. Judgment Generates Electricity From Air 'v Without Other Source of Energy SEATTLE, Wash'., Nearly every electrical exp.ert in Seattle today, plans to examine' a machine Invented hy Alfred.Hub- bard] a 19-year-old boy, which the Inventor claiir.s electrfc- al power from the air and can be operated indefinitely without the application of other, sources of energy. Several electricians have witnessed demonstrations, and al- though they cannot explain the principle upon which It works, they are certain It Is hot a fraud. Rev. Fatt.er WIlliam-E. Smith, professor of phycics at Seattle College, who examined the mach- ine, declared he believed it a prac- tical working device, destined to take the place of all existing pow- er generators. ARE ILLEGAL Mr. C F. Jamleson, harrlsler of ths COHK, Dec, 17. men car- rying arms ruffled the premises of tho Cork and llandon Railway at miil- nlght. They locked the employees in n storeroom and searched prem- ISM for nms anil ammunition sun- nor yesterday asked the council to loan 'y Austria. TIGER OF FRANCE IS ON SICK LIST .tii, t, Uiii HQICI UL m-. city, has returned from a business vis- poaed lo be there for transmission to _ it lo .Montana, which Included Havre, military stations on tho south coasl. jT SHOP EARLY Only 6 More Shopping Days Till Christmas Shelby nnd other points. According I 't I' alalod Hie raiders found none. to him iho in the wwther has j come the psycholoylcii! moment to! NEW STEAMSHIP SERVICE' rellove n desperate position In rezanl t lo tho tel situation li: northern Mon- i NBW YORK, Dee. A forlnight- tana, which, with the exception nf j ly fitamshlp service between Havre, waa absolutely -iv-tthout fuel, Vork nni1 Valparaiso will ho slnrled Havre was lucky in having a coa! mint) on January 1 by Hie Pacific Steam at Us iloors, which operated only Navigation company, a Ilrillsh con- for serving the local needs of tho city. I ft wns announced tonight. The The dlslrlct between Sweet Grass anil shlos will call at other points on Ihe Shelby was practically wilhout western coasl in adJition (o Valpnr- pound of coal, and Iho people were a'so- burning whatever lhay eonlil lay _, tholr hamls on. At Kevin tho only and aulhorltics were iireln? coal supply a matter at three tonal, he pcople to (ImlMc ,ip nnd (c, in tho possession of Blotion agonl'to60tner in houses nnd npartmouta. who was doling It mil In hanrlfuls schools, nnd alt tum-cssonlial Ihoso In dire need ot fame, places were closed up. f In adullbn to the fuel shorlege. thai Hetoro the chanjo In !ho' weather entire district was practically without were dying In oil directions for water, as water has. been brought In'tvant of feed. Tho fceJ that liad been by rail on account of Iho quantity o( bought was delayed or prevented from ,_ alfcall In tho Roil which prevents any- thing In tho way of a drinkable sup- ply; tho rim hint oi the irslna was 1r.- lerfertd .with ths coal shortage. Along Iho Great Northern Railway from Shelby, says, Mr, Jamicson. jsaventy-Iivo twr cent, of the people- (icaortcii their farmhoiisps, ow- coming in owing to the coal shortage occasioned by the strike. During the ten days that preceded the closing part of last week there was a thor ougJi demoralization of railway traffic throughout Montana, Several days last week tho railways were ordered (o handle nothing but fuel, livestock, and Ing to tho drouth that has been prs-ipcrishehlo Rootla, A consiflerBhi? apoil and Iho lanflacat'O do'ted nbftiidonfd tArros. At Ijinvlston klt ivan cntlmntcrl Ilia'. COO families were absolutely without of -warn) wenlhcr only can rave north crn Mon 1 ana from further sufferini; anil from ttio corrjiletc wipirifj out ot lUo livestock ngreem en t. T ho victory ove r Ger- many, for instance, makes U possible for Great Britain lo maintain a far larger naval force in the waters of Ihe Pacific without- further depend- ence on Japan. Japs Urge Continuance Viscount Kalo, who was Japanese nbassfldor to when tho al- linnco origlr.nkd, recommends the con- lini.iance of Ihe alliance. In the Jljl Shitnpo lie says: "Jn my opinion there seems to he R similarity in the object of the Anglo- Japanese alliance anil tho league of nations, but dlssfmtlarlty hi form nnd the methods of attaining tho object. ''The form of tho existing Rillance. 1 as well as Ha substance, arc iblc with thoge of the covenant of the it-ague of nations, "Hut there can lie no doubt that the i liance lias for sonin 20 years had n great influence lioln direct and indir- ect oh the relations liclween the two and it la not that the alliance, .which has Ibis great his- tory, should lift abolished as a mere relic of the pant. It ia nractlcnlita to continue tho K parliea desire it. Even if it becomes merely an ngrecmfint or a mutual declaration U would lie belter than nothing." PARIS, Dec. condition of Premier Clernenccau was re- ported to bi satisfactory this morning. how- ever, ordered him to remain at home for several days. The doctor's reads: "The premier's'condition sat- but he-must Atill tnke by Sir John Pro- hibit Importations LONDON, Dec. goverr- mcnt was declared by Justice Sir John Sankey, of the King's bench divisFon, today to possess to prohibit the Importation of cer- tain goods and that, therefore, its proclamation to this effect was invalid and illegal. The judg- ment is con E id c red one of the most important ever rendered against the government. MENTIONED AS PREMIER Fatal Dec. 17lh. Today ihe scientific had it all settled for the world to come tt> an end. Up to thci time of writing the experts hive been found wanting, but the great event was In reality set for 12 noon, Instead of terrible nortenU. Sunny Southern Alberta is enjoy- ing the finest weather In The mercury fa hoverlng around 50 above as against 34 below B week ago, the wind raged ull last night Is conspicuous by Us absence. Many local star gazers were out last night sizing ihtngs uj> for themselves but a cloudy sky pre- cluded definite deductions. Wlerd Btork'5 that Lctbbridge flnd Edmonton had been wiped off the map hyjire ami worse wore flying about Calgary last night. Probably the wish was father to the thought. Some miners Iu the mines here took a holiday totlayt according to irii.iD officials, evidently preferring to Ijc nbove ground when the world checked in. New York Astonished NEW YORK, Dec. ment was expressed by (he super- stitious when the earth did not conio to an ecd today. Tho ominous position of the planets i ltd beeifivcll preas-.ngented nnri some and persons, versed in witchcraft had maintained that at the precise moment when the major lea- Kuers oi the solar system lormeu themselves in a straight line wltH Nep- tune, Jupiter. cury on one side of. the sun'and Uran- V {he other, the earth, whtehjiad moved four or flvc aolar paces-jto the front .o( iho line, woulJ behave'.like the one horse shay. Harold Jacoby, professor of astronomy at Columbia, and many other scientists maintained that the effect on the earth of tho planetary alignment would he nil. Astrologers have predicted ths end ot tne world on somewhat similar oc- casions for centuries. As early as 1156 the world escaped, one of Hmso threatened cataclysms, ment st the escape did not prevent Stoffler from predicting a universal deluge for the year venr. na it turned out, which was distinguish- ed for drought. Mother Shtpton, "witch'' of Tudor times, was credited with ncln? conal- ly sure that 400 years after her limn 1SS1, to he world would come to an end. The prediction caused much agitation In England when the date she set arrived." Thnus1 ands of persons deserted their hornet went out Into the fields to annihilation. Various religions cults hcve made n c-cmity in. more recent years of specifying an hour as the earth's last, setting forth scriptural psendo-scicn :lflc arguments In support of their con- tentions. Professor Albert F. Porta. a meteor- ologist, la given credit for first, limit- ing UP today's catastrophe. A Siren Warning IN'DIAXAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. long weird, shrieking whistle, then others less strident, finally practically sirens in Ihe city mingled with the ringing of a number of broke the stillness of the early morning li; Indianapolis today. This was follow- ed by the contlmir.1 jangling of tele phone hells in a local newspaper of- fice. "I.guess its notice of tho end of the' said one woman tremulously. "The whfstles arc calling the people to church nnd I'm going." It developed later that a throttle on a whistle at a railroad roundhouse had he come stuck, starting the din, in which other whistles were jolnoii without knowing exactly why. MONTREAL HAS FIFTEEN BELOW ZERO Dec. who today expected the end of tho world with perhaps a shower ot fire and weVft puzzled on awaken- ing to find the thermometer register- Ing 15 degrees below ?ero. N'cwspap- ers received many queries aa to whether Iho cold weather was to bo interpreted as thfi bccinnlng of the end. 'SWEET CIDER" TO USHER IN NEW YEAR HON. J. A. CAUDER NEW YOHK. Dec. York- ers, who in ycara past have kept New Year with the popping of corka from champagne laities nnd attendant fes- tivities in the "white light" district hotels and restaurants, will drink to the health of 1920 with sweet cider. Many of Ihe city's leading hotels day commenced laying in plentlfdl supplies of this "prohibition Uppls." CONCLUDE TRIAL I.W.W, IN KANSAS CITY KANSAS- CITY, Kan., Dec, 17.-' Concluding arguments to ilia Jury in tho trial of 32 members of the Indus- trial Workers of the World, in the federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, charged with violation of llic age Act, were to he today, of Iho day. It tvas expected, would ho taken tsp with the arguments ami final preparations Tor giving.the- caso lo the jury, ;