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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta If. YOLL'MK X11I. SIXTEEN PAGES LliTllBIUDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY. OECEMBICH 17, 1010 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBERG Friends in Reduced Circumstances "Will Not CJinnge His Mind; About is Too i'oor MAY NOT QUIT TILL NEXT SESSION .MEETS! WINNIPEG. Prof i Tress toJay carries iho following from an Ottawa "To a public slow ir.nl cynical in of tlic reports of Sir lloucrl penillnK rctlrcMnenl, Sir Hob-j crt himself Is exjiecti'd to ISBUC a slntenienl al an early dntf-. So far j the announcement lacks official con-1 of: any kind. The premier] him self has be-on consistently reti-1 tent and his rcjlleaeuc.i have main-; l.uncil a reilct'uro which is remark-- If Ihe very lack of affirmation or denial were nol sufficient It may lie staled emphatically and categori- cally for Ihe bmiem nf doubters ihdi Sir Ilobert Uorden Las drcideJ to re tire and that nothing will change h'a tuind. Hope He Will Remain "Coin m till in certain. Tiers, nevertheless, won Id FCCIII to indicate I (lint n number of Ills s'.ronp rupyort- j era and zdmlrers still hope lhat lie j will reverse IIIE derision so rcluclnntly i firrivctl at, 6O thfil he will net away for i extended rest and lliat nrrnuge- inenls shall be made for an interlgnun1. during his absence with an jicllre lirc'inicr In charge. The hops is born of an Impression that the premier's Illness id bul temporary nnd lhat he II rocupcniio: with complete rest. Jt Is bom further or the feir, no iloubt. tint chaos in the party.may fol- low his retirement :mil Ihnt diisesi- in ns lo his successor may Ihe Eovcrnmenl in a serious predicament. with no election machinery nvallnble I oiiM the need ol an election bo prc- cipilatcd. Won't Change Mind "Sir Robert, will not change his mind, For his physicians have strenu- ously urged-lhat he get nway ntto- fieth'cr froin public Hie. Su Ion? AS ho remains1 premier thtro IB, uo part of the habitable globe to which he may resort, where letters, callers and com- munications of a nature will not ultimately overwhelm Mm. It recalled, however, thai un or.e occa- sion, when friction was threatened, a. premier or party leader baa dc.ilrci to resign nnd lias afterward changed his mfnd because the nnnouncomenl MASSACRE BRITISH Russell on Stand In Own Defence In Winnipeg Trial j Allies I'eriml. Germans lo Col j led Customs Dulles in i Gold Now _ .._ given IX'c. wages, I Replying to questions liy J. K. employers tfj recognize dc-fenso counsel Hussell aaid Le was born fn Scotland 31 ycara ago; I Lud lived in all j of Vnich Lad been in Winni- peg. He then deccribej his acliviiios various official iKJsllions in Hie WJX.MPBTJ, refusal of the Irude unitmlsiR and the order-En-cour. ell prcib. (biting strikes, were the reav ons for among the -workman in and 191S, lending up lo liio gen- erul strike in 11HS, according to tho _ Russell. j machinists' union aud hi, jchargcd vritb seditious oouspiracy, on is: numerous conventions Mhc siaud today ar> wiuifss In his own I Mr. Etaled lhat he 1 IMSCUISI'ANCY SHOWS IdefCDse. Itussell'a eviilenn-? ihroiiEhoui was t L In the preamble ot the maclilnlsis rd a on'l'age rail- 'in the nature of a. justification (or tho jf.jiio-.vefl between opiwsln-j ;i iv Mftir.Miv-r- ol lbo Une Union and Me Us perlmency. ihe defense staiin IN MJlIJiJING object. He tharai-terli- dial ihoy wished lo show ibat -J-f--------- I al tho movement as industrial UQ- i iunlsm. n' HeierHiiE (o the government way ht said ihai tlio Kovern- incut reiireseiileilvo, Hon. Arthur mi uister of interior. In ansver 10 a refusal of tho railway siiupmcn lo accept tho award of ihe board in 191S, paid that the workers be jmL in khaki, and forced to v.ork. It was on good authority to-j day thai Harry Dashaluk, tho witness j horn a bunch warrant was issued I'AJUS. i j vv'iih seiUeir.Hii of pe.ice Jc-rnjs rltialls ijvpre given Ijufnre tlifi I supiciiiw council today. In Coaling with these the.council reported n imoiJE agreement (o primil Ihii (.Jer- manp to collect llu-lr curtains duties gold. In a further discussion cif I lion of condensation tor ill of ihe (lennan worships I Flow, a v.r.s devalued 'for SECRETARY LANEQUITS U.S.CABINET J'alal I7th Arrives and Brings Sunny Southern Albcila Weather it Likes SCIENTISTS PROVE TO HE BADLY OUTGUESSEL --From N'cw York 1 between j ypslerdny, had been located In Lions committee and those or ihe ller- Christmas Cheer Fund Makes Good Progress Toward the Mark nun experts regarding Ihc lolal 01 mercantile tonnage and floating rtnc-ka available for reparation purposes ai Onnnnn norU. This discrepancy aniounlcd to about The allied and Uennnn naval ex- perts vrill meet again this alternoon Many Objeclicns Frequent objections liy (ho crown tuai-acterlzect Lho forenoon's pio- ceedings on the ground IbaL much of tiio. evidence that Hie witness was liivhiE was Irrelevant. At or.e polul. :ir. Justice Metralfc. ndirKEinK 'he jury, decliTc-l lie- hail rllowccl tfl discuss the Scapa flow question. defpn..3 COUnsel, ;i deal 01 The Germans.are semiofficially re- latltllje in hj- cross c.Ntn'.ination. i-t ported as having first nslccd a ,o aiop-mm'with a iargc num- added to the Herald Chriitmas Cteer to- day, n number of eplendld dona- tions, including two for each, hnvlng been recelred. With a full week lo nin'yet tetoro Christmas. fhs fond la maldnff rapid glriilo3_. towards tho Lhoiiund-dollar iuark. With rood prcnpecta ot beating that'mark; and Southern Alber- ta. Good are living up to their name, and Jusi as liey over- EuhEcrlSed Victory Loan In order tu inaJvc sure of It, they are ouL...to., OTfrgubscrlhc the Ohristrnas The7 are golns I" do'Lhlslfbr Lhc .very Good reason that Ihey hoow there are inauy homes whcro Chrlstmaa choer" lacking this Chrisl- mas unless the (tood Fellows pro- vide, and Lecauso they know thai, if there is any lett. over after providing 'or ChrEal- raas, there are many needy cases where Ihfl money can he .used lo goad advantage. The Nursing Mission la organizing now to do oven heller work along broader Hoes than, "in tha pafcl, and every dollar subscribed iLrough this (und which goes through their hands will be In most worthy cases. The fnnd now stands Previously acknowledged. liyn and Lloyd Smith 5.UO Itoy and Earl Clemls..... '1.00 -'Central W.C.T.U.........- 5-OD Lethbridec' Urewlng and MaJLlng Co............. 2n.QO Courl Efnr, A.O.F. 10.00 Billy, Florence nnd Mary.. 3.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. Baw- den 5.00 Dr. Connor............... 25.00 A. C. Clague 1.00 Junior Messenger S. class.................... to Ihn allies units of shipping con-1 willl cmpioyees whom lie represented, _now instpHd of ,lis declared it wholly Irrelevant. "I am doing1 what I he col. Plan Reparation Dec. The (ienmui gov- ernment's idea regarding compensa- tion lor the sinking ot the Scapa Flo the material referred to In the proto- liorc to be fair and jusl. but I have hecn directly and Indirectly accused ol said. "Counsel may get a judgment hy abusing ihe judco and the crown. The defense has con- is to offtr such harbor material lriea -lho crown flnd Lha havo as can be[ sparc'i without .seriously disturbing German) 'F economic lire, according-.lo Ihe Morten Post. The remainder of thevjunqant of tonga.se decided upon JtonipenFatioh wpu'ld be delivered In instalments from the _._ _.........._o vi new production of the German ship- took Uic stand this morning QB the building yards. in his own defense. He nclhlng more lo say." Accuted on Stand WIXNIPBG, IL B, Ilus- sell, charged ivilh seflitiou conspiracy and coirunon nuisance, The council today, presided over by his rctircnicr.I. Jin-s lHo factions loffotlicr. The most recent Inalnnco o( this was tha'. of Hir Laurlor iirior to tho last clcc lion. The announcement of his re- tircnicnl brouglil such n storm o( pro- lesl from various iiartn oC ion thnt Sir Wlllnd stayed. Hut Sir WJIfrlfl's health uvia go nil flntl Sir Ilobert's is nol. It is quite possible that Sir Itohcrt may delay hte retire- ment UDlil the meets In order that ajay not be callod upon to matte a double trip. Uut lho nlon thai he lo retire Is incontro- vertible anil irravocabin, tho meantime.1, being liulletl tor hla Biiccessor. Tho annouiicomcnt o[ Sir Thom.is tfiat he was nol In the running Is nol taken here na ahan- on 1'ago 11) Bolshevik! Take Kiev LONDON, Dec. cap- ture of Kfev and the occupation if Kuptansk, south oast of Khar- ;ov, are claimed In a, Bolshevik cUtemerit received from Moscow by wlretise today. GARRISON DENIED LONDON1, IXsc. In- dian ofUcc. In responEo lo en Inquiry 'by lho Duily Mail em- pbalically denied reporta oC the wIplDg out of British troops comprlslnc tho garrison of the town of McaheJ, Asia, by Ihc populalicn. "t -mj Ilrenk in Wcnlhcr Great Helief city of Water Jules Cambon, and with "Wallace representing Ihc United I, SiaLes, heard a report from Loui? Ixiucheur, Ihe French nilnlaler of re- construction, in connection with Aus- tria's needs. It was said afterward that measures had been agreed upon to remedy Ihe situation. It has become known lhat the rep- reEentallves of tho allied and asso- ciated powers havo Insisted further upon the necessity of American co- operation ID the relief of Austria. Am- WaHaco was unablo lo enter Into any undertaking for Ihe United Stales without Instructions from ,hls .________. government, 'hut he has to I Washington selling forth urgently the Workmen and Women Unload- need cf taking measures in Austria's aid. appeared haggard, wllh Elgns ol ner- vous train and worry plainly evident. ing More Than 100 Arc Injured BERLIN, Dec. Forty-three workmen and women were killed and more than 1CO injured In an explosion at tho Mariensiel apnmu- nUiorv depot near today. The explosion occurred while shells were being unloaded, Relief for Austria PAHIS, Dec. further con- sideration today ol Austria's require- ments for lho relief of her distressing food condition, {he supreme council Not So Much Need of it Since Germany's Defeat, Opinicn in Britain TOK1O, Dec. Ihe An UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH WASHINGTON, Dec relary Lane today issued a state- ment denying published reports that he had placed his resignation before President Wilson, but dis- closing lhat he intends lo leave' cabinet when he can do so without adding to the president's "burdens or worncs." Secretary Line of the U. S, de- partment of the Interfor is a Can- adian by birth., SHIRE BOY IS E' Generates Electricity From Air Other Source of Energy SEATTLE, Wash'., .17.-H Nearly every electrical exp.erl In Seattle today, plans to examine a machine Invented kiy Alfred.Hub- trarct, a 19-year-old boy, which the Inventor eleclrfc- al power from the air and can be cperated Indefinitely without the application of other, sourcpi of energy. Several electricians have witnessed demonstrations, and al- though they cannot explain ihe principle upon which it works, they are certain It is nol a fraud. Rev. William Smith, profecsor of physics at Seatlfe Colleger 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. SHOP EARLY Only 6 More Shopping Days Till Christmas COHK, Dec, men car- rving amis [tic premises or iho Cork nncl mill- nlghl. They locked the cmiiloycr.s In a storeroom and senrchctl tlic prem- Mr. C. F. Jflmleaon, harrlaler of Ihs Jscs nrnl3 nnrl. nmmunilion sup- elly, has returned from a vis- poaed lu lie there for transmission to It lo Montana, which Included inllltary stations nil tho soulh const. Shelby other points. According alnle.l the rolflcrs found none. (o him lho break In thfc has come it the paycholog-IcAl raorrient to ivllovo ft poslllon In rezanl (o tho li: northern Mon- lana, which, with the. cicfptlon Havre, was abaolulely -ivlthout fuel TIGER OF FRANCE IS ON SICK LIST XBW YORK, Dee. fortnight- ly Fleam ship service bti'.weon New York nnd Vr.lpaialf.o will be slnrlcd Ilavro'wBs bttYlDKa coannlria on January 1 hy lho 1'nt'Ific Steam] at Us floors, which oporaled only: Navlg.-.llon company, a Hrlllsh con- fer serving Ihe local rocdn of tho city, ilorn- il wna anncnmrcd tonight. The The district between Sweet Grass and' shtos win cal1 "L poInU on Ihe Shelby was nrncMcully without H western coasl in Addition to Valpnr-1 pound of coal, and, Iho pcopla wcro a'so- I burning whalorer Ihay could lay Iholr hands on. At Kevin tho only tutl and ,hc were nrf coal supply riflrt a mftllcr ol three ]e to nnd lo In lho poaACMlon of Ihfl Rladon in houses nnd decided that It'wonH be to nlllanco which expire, furnish relief to the amount of w111 bc renewed a sub al least lo RO forward at lho Jcct of considerable speculation In rale ot monthly. Toklo dlplomallc circles. Tt la point i ed out there that the world condli I Belief wag Repressed by the Aus- ions have so changed since Irian delegation that the lol.il sum liance was Inaugurated that both iiar- fnT> TTIVT ritccssary would reach iina, particularly England, may no i'UK bliNA 1'tliN whlcn lho chancellor Hen- "longer eec Ihc necessity of such an ner yeaterdny asked the council lo agreement. Thft Tlclory over Gnr- lonn '9 Austria, (intiny, for inslance, makes II possible for Great Britain lo maintain a far larger naval force In Ihc water? of Ihc Pacific without-further depend- ence on Japan. Japs Urge Continuance Viscount Kalo, who was Japanese Tibassculoi' to I-oiL'lon when Lho al- linnco origlr.nlcd, recommendg Ihc con- llni.mncc or the alliance. In the JIJ1 Shirnpo lie pays: "In my opinion Ihcic seems to ho R iimllarity In the object of tho Anglo- .lapanirsc alliance uml tho league of nations, but dissimilarity i" form nnd Ihc mnthods of r.ttalnlng Ihn oiijcct. 'TThc form of tho existing Rlllanco. well ns H.3 substance, arc Incompat- ible with those nf Ihe covenant of Ihp league of nations, Ihero, can lie ]io doubt lhat the i alliance has for sonic. 2i) years had n sreat Influence both direct nnd Indir- ect on the rol.iLlona between the Iwo NEW STEAMSHIP who wag doling It out In hanrUuls schools, and all non.-cssunllal Ihoso In dlro of Earac, piace.i were clcraort up. f 'lortigft Dying In anuillon to the fuel shorlacc. thd I Heforo Ihc change Ir. !iio' entire district was practically without were dying In nil directions for ffrtlcr, 03 water ha? been brought In'want of :eefl. Tho feed lhat had been by rail on accounl of Lho quantity of liouphl was delayed or prevcnlcd from alKn.ll In the Roil which prevents any- thing In lho wey of a drinkable sup- ply; tho running ol Iho trains wan 1r.- lerfercd By tho coal shortage. Great Northern Hallway Alone from Shelby, says, Mr, Jamlcacn, Bovcnty-flvo per of the dcaorlcd ihclr coming In owing to the coal shortage occasioned by the strike. During the ten days that preceded the rloglnp part ol last week there was a thor OUK'I demoralisation of ralbvay Irafllc Ujroiighont Mont-ma, Hoveral rjayg last week tho rnllways were ordered lo nothing hut fuel, livestock, and lo (ho drouth lliat has bceti pre Iperisheblo pood 3, A apnil vailing, and lho Inrvlacai'O J3 do'tcd wllh nbftiidonrd (Anns. Al Ijtwlslon klt ivan catlninfcrl lha'- COO taiiilHca were absolutely without of -warm weather only enn rave north crn Montana from further from the rormjiletc wipirjj out ot Ihe livestock PARIS, Dec. condition of Premier Clemenctau was re- ported to bi aatfafactory this morning- Hit how- ever, ordered him to remain a I home for several days, The doctor's b-jMHJn reads: "The premier's condition Is sat- Itfactory, but he-must atlll Judgment by Sir John Pro- hibit Imporfations LONDON, Dec. govern- ment was declared by Justice Str John Sankey, of the King's bench divisFon, today to possess no'power to prohibit the Importation of cer- tain goods and that, therefore, Its proclamation to this effect was invalid and illegal. The Judg- ment is concIdcred one of the most Important ever rendered against the government. MENTIONED AS PREMIER Fatfil Dec. 17th. Today ihe scientific had ii all ECttled for the world to conic lii an end. Up to Ihn time of writing the t-xpert.1! have been found wanting, but the great event was In reality set for 12 noon, Instead of terrible portent-. Sunny Southern Alberta Is enjoy- ing the finest weather In weeks. The me rcury i a hove rln g around 50 above as against 3-1 n Trepic iLgo, ajid Ihe wind rAged till last night Is conspicuous by its absence. Many local star gazer-; were out last, night sizing things uj> for themBelTcs but a cloudy sty pro- definite deductions. WIerd Btorios that Lotbbridge find Edmonton had been wiped ofT tha mop liyjire anrl worse were Hying about Calgary last night. Probably Ibc wish, was father to the thought. Some miners In the mines here look a holiday lodayT according to nii.ie cvidenlly preferring to IJG above ground whsn the world checked in. New York Aitonished NEW YORK, Dec. ment TVDS expressed by the aupcr- sttilous when the carlh did not conic to an ecrl today. Tho ominous position of the planets iid beeifwcll prcas-.Tgciiled and some aslrologors and persons, versed in witchcraft had maintained that at the precise morncnt when the major lea- guers ol the solar system iurmeii themselves In a straiehl line with Nep- tune, Jupiter, Mars, Venus cury on one side b't the sua'and Urar.- us on (he other, ttje earlb, vlitch had mofed four or five solar paces Jo the front of: lho line, woull behave'.like one borse shay. Harold Jacoby., of Astronomy al Columbia, and many other scientists maintained that the effect on Ihe earth of thu planetary allgninc.nl would be nll. AELroloRers have iiredlcteil the ond of tnc world on somewhat similar oc- casions for cenliirlcg. As early as 1156 the world escaped one of HIP.EO thrcatentrf cataclysms. ment at the escape dlfl not present Btofflor from prcdlclinK a universal deluge for Ihc year venr. ns IL lurncrt out, was dlslinsulnh- cd for drought. Mother Shlpton, "witch'1 of Tudor times, iras crcditcit wllh hointi cnnal- ly sure tlial <00 years after he: tlir.R 1SS1, to be world would come to an end. The prediction caused much agitation In Kntlancl when Ihe date she set ands of persons deserted tneir horne' wenl out Into the fields Lo annihilation. Various religions cults hr.ve made n sptcjniij !n more recent years of specifying an hour as the earth's last, selling forth scriptural psciido-scicn Iflc arguments In support, of their con- tentions. rrnfea-ior Albert F. Ports, a meteor ologiat, la Given credit for Tirsf. Ihiuk ing u? today's catislropbc. A Siren Warnlno 7XDIAXAPOMS. lad., Der. long weird, whistle, then others IDES slriilcnt, finally practically sJreng In Ihe city mingled with the. ringing ot a. number of broke- Ihc silliness of tlic early mornlnp Indianapolis today. This waa follow- ed by the contlminl Jangling of lelc phone liclls In a local newspaper of- fice. "I.guess lls notice of tno end of the' said one woman, tremulously. "The whfstles arc calling tho people lo church nnd I'm going." H developed later thai a throttle on whistle at a railroad roundhouso had become stuck, starting Ihc din, in which, other whistles were Joined without knowing exactly why. und It Is not rHvlsahlo that Ihc alllanco. .which lias Ibla great his- :ory, plioiild hn abolJaneil as a incro relic of the pant. It is practlcnliln lo ronllnue Ihe .-.llJ.-.-.iOi If imrllca desire It. Kven If it becomes merely .in agreement or a mutual declaration It would bcllcr than nothing." MONTREAL HAS FIFTEEN BELOW ZERO JIONTRKAL, Dec. win today oxpccled the end of lho world with perhaps a shower of fire and weVo. puzzled on awaken- ing to find the thermometer register- Ins 15 degrees below ?.ero. Newspap- ers received ninny queries na to whether the cold weallicr wns (o bo Interpreted as thfi bccinnlng ol the end. 'SWEET CIDER" TO USHER IN NEW YEAR HON. J. A. CALDEft NEW YORK. Dec. York- pre. who in ycara pasl have kept New Year with the popping of corks from champagne bottles nnd attendant fes- tivities in the 'Vhilc llglit" district hotels and restaurants, will drink In the henlth of mo with sweet cider. Many of the rjly'a leading holela day commenced laying in plentiful supplies of Ihla "prohlbitlnn tlpplft." CONCLUDE TRIAL I.W.W, fN KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. Concluding arguments to the Jury fn lho trial of 32 members of Ihe Indus- trial Wortcrs of the World, In the federal court In Kansas City. Kansas, charged %-ith violation of tho Pipkin- age Act, were lo be made today, Moil of lho day, IL was expected, would be (aVeil tip wilh the arguments an'I llnnl pro pn rat Ion s fCr giving.the- C350 lo lIlC JUO'f ;