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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta r r ....... VOLUME XII. LETHBrUDGE, ALBERTA, W^NESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1918 NUMBER REPORTED TOlBE Sir David Praises Spirit of Comriadeship Evidenced bV U. S. Fleet-^Sorry Th6y Could Not Fight Germany. LONPON, Dec, 18.-The American liattlesfiip Biiuadron attacU'ed- to the Grand Fleet displayed a spirit of true coriit'ideship' tliroughbUt � Us period of seirVicO, declared Admiral Sir David Beatty; the cbomandeiP-in-chiet of tlie ' Orana Fleet, In a farewell address on board the U. S. S.New Yovk on Dec, ], the day the squadron was detached from the Grand Pieet. All hands has been called to muster on the forecastle to hear Admiral Beatty. After thanklhg the American of--flcers knd men for.their co-operation, Sir David Temarked that both > the Brltish'and the Americans were dlsap-polnied at not having been able to luee't the German fleet. He declared tjiat the day the German fleet surrendered was a pitiful day to isec. .Sir Darfd said he bad always had miB-glvlngs that'the Germans would never . come;;j]iutitot a (inish fight. These mUglvInga h^d strengthened ''f>y the' CQro^^;Jpf the American squadron . oimes Prom Heart ' ^r'Wisat Faft*+.M�op^~you" understand-cSltiiA'^'Sfift^tK^eart, not only my heaftrbtiFrthe'hearts of my comrades -.�''and 'y^fiur.*.Cdmrades of the Grand , Fleof-nNfSSt^ first, of all,-tb"'th8iUt. you, Admiral Rodifaond, and 'the' cBjr-' tdlns and oflioers and the ships', companies of. this magnificent sftquadron I'or the wonderful co-operatlo'n'and loyalty you hav'e7glven me and my admirals and assistance you have given us invevery duty you have htad to undertake.^, "The spirit which you ,iiave show/ Is that of true comradeship and in time of stress .that Is wdrtbL .-a very great deal. have left Finland. The.British fleet Is expected shortly at Helslngfors. Enthusiastically, -Welcomed LONDON, Dec. 18.-(British wireless .Eervice)~Tho"Esthphlan delegation.in Stockholm has,received a dispatch, from the foreign minister of the new' Bsthonian republic,, saylidg that the British squadron on. its way to Reval was met at sea by reiiresenta-tives of the government'and that on its. entrance into Reval- it was enthusiastically welcomed by the population. Reval was gaily decorated for the oc, casion and the men of the squadron were cheered wherever they went. MONTREi^L; Dec. 18,- Grant Hall, vice-prtaldent of the Canadian Paclfiei.and' Alfred, La,mbert, of the boary. bafoe)-r;Pre-liifninary consid�irati6rief.ithe British program for.the'coming peace conference has been sbn^ewhat Interfered with by;the recent general election caimpaigri; but beginning tomorrow ther* Wlli be fof tfi* remainder of the wejek an almost continuous sitting of the Imperial war cabinet to.;conalder sugges--tion of the various .committees which have been at-work and to rei^ch decisions-with respect to the inter-allied, confereiiqe which is to precede the !peac� conference. Premier Bioih^N has a'rrlved\in'd all the^ overseas Oq'rniifrldns': are now represented.- heref by pr>me ministers, exc^pt'New Zealand. On Saturday^- followlnti .tHSsfe confer-Nences, Mr. Lloyd peoijQe. will go to Paris to~have 4 .preUmlriary Informal conversation with President Wilson artdyPreniier-Clemen-ceaii. He will, then proceed to the south of Francerfor- a ?fow dajya Yesterday there was. a.fneeting of the entire CanV.'"^'^'*^'"*"' �" the members belnijVpresent, with the exception ;of;,Mr/^^y^^^ Harris, who has lM�n4conflned to the house with ah ^attack of Influenza. The Canadlain mirtisterl h'ayfe been engaged-in impbi^aHt-di'scusslons respecting the ppoJiAg and distribu- > tion of the world's food supplydur-ing the next year'or 18 hipnths. Sir Robert ^S^oj^eij'" and; sevieral of hlK^ colleagues ex;peet to spend Christmas pat the front With the Canadian .cordis;: The" Canadian �'�eorpsJlM,dquart�r� ar*. atrprfssnt at'-BcJnrv'Germ'any^ ,i� Quit Work Because of Dismissal of Officials of Police-iinan^s IJnion TORONTO, Dec. 18.-Three huu j-dred and eighty-five of the 500 members, of tbe, Toronto police force are on, strike .tills morning as'tiie result of the dismissal by the poltce com missioners yesterday of 13 ai^cials of "the police ^urfon," which the com-; missioners have' declined to . vbCQg-nize i)ecause of its aftlUatioa, with the trades and labor council. ... The union' officials jrere summarily 'dismissed by the cop^inissloners after refusing to resign their positions in the union. About 90 inspectors, sergeants and "Inside" men are on duty today, but tbere are no uniformed constables or plain clothes detectives on the streets. Arrangements have been made for a number 6f special constables to assist the otflcer.s who are still on duty, and the military police will be increased. ....... The city this morning is quiet, and Mayor Church and the members /)f the city council are niakmg every effort to effect a temporary' settlement, so that the men will go; back t hold. German Civilians Test Out British Rulers at Cologne and Find They Are Not to he Fooled With. COLOGNE, Monday, Dec, 16.-(As� sociatod Press.)Dast night and ,:the night before the Germans experimented with mild defiance ol mai^lal law, as instituted by. the Brittsh' troops of occupation, and paid thei penalty foi> their indiscretion. When the British issued their, order, that the icivlHans, wJtli , certaia e-\eeptiona,. must be off the atrj&eta , at 7 o'clock in the evening, and then, thinking this too severe, cHanged the hour to 9 o'clock, m^ny persons siplled knowingly and declared that ' the ordef was a mere formality and meant nothing. Saturday night was the first timo that the rule was rigidly enforced'; At that time 200 civilians who /were, parading the streets were rounded up. by the military police and sutnmone�^y to appear the next morning for trlaU'j Yesterday these persons were tried, and, as first offenders, were fined;-lO/, marks. Few excuses were; made;be-; yond the statement that the : ddfe'ndf!;'of 45,000 orphans were created, during the recent inXluonza epldemlo'- , ^ LONDON, Deo. 17.-The Daily! Chronicle's parliamentary corragKtonifei; ent says that Lleut.-Gen; Smutsi^-jvcio'� was reported Monday as bavlae^rffei signed (from Jthe war cabinet on,??tUe;;-groi^ndthnt the war having termimit- :, ed, Ihis .Services no longer were re/ , quired,, probably �will remain in^;of-,:i ficelas long �j8 the war cabinetT.fconi..' tinnes. � � - � . ..' --n';},,..:, Considerable i changes may\>^;-rbe: \j looked for in the ministry, liowever;;',' adds the newspaper. Lord Mllne'r'^:; will leave the ^ war office, and Sir,' Eric Geddes the admiralty, and iit-lS: an open secret: that Austin ChamKei;^^ Jain will succeed Andrew BonarEavst as chancellor of- the exchequer. .AdM,; vantage may be taken of the nafldnl ; alizatiou of railways to appoint A'/miii>i! ister of transport, a post for ,,^v^^icI1;'^:','A Sir-Eric Geddes has obvJous quftllfji'is cations.. 1/ VANCOUVlfiK, JDec. 17.--A Wllniit'"M 'Charging Walter C. Pindlay; fSMMf.'Is'i provfnctal, prohibition.-' commlssloiier|'c*-J.| with a' brelich of trust'in his pd4l^iSB.'-i as a public officer -was Issued'^^r^a,' this afternoon. It has not yet I>w9i^'-'<%| served: Findlay: was:: Teport�4i�| have' left Victoria on 'Monday he paid, the fine of |1,000, on -sJeadr^'t,Hf Ing guilty to a charge of the ine|�?jj.'sf importation of liquor, but it l8'.n$t'''3' definitely known that he is in tlijf''s| city tonight./fr .-- < ^'.iM � -WANT A TREATY ' WASHINGTON. Dec.' 18.-The ;'\f Uab government lias proposed, tb^^ .treaty.Hbe signed toy Poland,''Pohe'' and'-:Jugo-Slavla,, says' the . ^NaJ'" ZoitUDgi of Bas^I/ aoo'ojding: to ,<( patch received today n ^ High '....... , Forpcast-Fair' and'^ini'ldV ^' 9676 48715 9 018373 ;