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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMIv XHI. FOURTEEN PAGES LliTIIDUlDGE, ALHEKTA, tilL'USDAY, Dl-CEMIiEll 18, 1910 FOURTEEN: PAGES XUMBER 'I Wanted Soviet Go vernment f or The Dominion R. B. Russell, Teg Strike Leader, Admitted on Stand He Had Advocated It as Only Acceptable Form of Government All Workers are He Was Responsible for Gruelling Cross-Examination by Counsel foi; Crown WINNIPEG, Dec, of the Russian soviet system of government vsas expressed by R. B. Russell, charged with seditious conspiracy, In a statement made under cross-examination at his Irialhoday. He said that he had advocated It as the only accept- able form of Government, Answering A question, he stated thai all work. and that thoie who did not realize their clast position In society were "Idiots." Thert were, he said, only Iwo exploiters and the The accvscd urtderwent s gruel- Ifng by A. J. Andrews, K.C., senior counsel far the; crown. During his examina- tion by J. E. Bird, in Ih? early part of cession, he denied the allegation hi lhe Indictment thai he was responsible for the strike. Didn't Favor Breaking Contracts WIXMI'EO, Dec. examina- tion of R. n. Hussell, charged with seditious conspiracy, by J. K, IJird, defense counsel, contl-ued this morn- tnff. Questioned by }lr. Bird, lhc witness declared thai he baOl never rfupporled Iho breaking ot contracts Ly ihc workers ;md That lie nrcs- cnt at Ihe meeting u-hlcli, called the sympathetic strike, hut ii ivas iiot on Calls for Enforcement Of Law in Irclnnd Instead of Home Rule LONDON, Dec. Nation- al parly in the house of commons has given notice of a motion on Ihr Irish question reading: "The house, in view of the fact that the Sinn Fein organization has made it abundantly clear that it will not accept any form of home retaining the sovereign pow- ers of the government at Westmin- ster, declines to proceed with leg- islation which can not accept- able to any considerable section of opinion in Ireland and calls upon the government to enforce law and order in that country." May Induce Borden to Postpone Retiring Requests That lie Remain at Helm For While Longer I IJour Into Ottawa MAY BE STATEMENT FROM HIM SHORTLY Women Implore d'Annunzio To Stay in Fiume; He Does TRIESTE, Dec. with- drawal from Fiume of Csljriele d'Annunzio and his whicVi was vet for yesterday morning di'j not taVe place, the women of the town hdvlng him io re- tain his garrison. O'Annunzip annourxffls that he will not leave. Fiume until a pleb- iscite, ordered for Thursday, ap- proves his departure. A group of women In Fiume have organized a demonstration against hli withdrawal. British Empire Ceased to Exist In August, 1914 Smuls Jublin Decline Murders Are Concocted CaslleloPiil Irish I'co pic in Had Light Plebiscite to be Held lo'a motion iniroduced by him. A. Bar- 71 I Wl '0tV' carPcnler5" .Decide Whether d'Annunzio Garrison Will Evacuate Troops or Not maile a maUon (hat a general strike be declared to support ihe building and mclal trades strikers, saiJ wii- and ns a result or this llio strike vole was taken among arnilated un- ions. Mr. Fisher, police uuion dele- gale, moved, stated witness, that the vote be pooled and the "clear ma- jority laken." This iras tlorie nnd the vote proved Dec. Obstacle lo tbe TYlthdrawM of Caul. Uahrlele d'An- iiunzlo's forces brought uboul a new turn in lhe t'iumo situation today and .........._ ____ ___.....__ may block acceptance of proposals an "over whelming majority of made by Gen. Diulosllo. Italian chief .sympathetic strike, witness de- of stalf. Strong pressure is .being ex- erted by LI large number of soldiers wish lo remain In Flume nnlll formal p.nntfxation lo Italy is promised, and there arc also certain elements of lliy annexiUonlsis stronger even insisting lliat. the clared. Mr. H us sell denied absolutely the charge In Ihc "ndleUncnt" that he anyone el EC In connect ton ivitli strike Lad aUc'niplcd to "establish a soviet, government or any oilier kind jut EUYcrnnicnt. 'Labor organizations, UroseiU garrison be maintained bcre.'he declared, loot vole on lhe sym- ns a regular Italian garrison under the. pathetic strike nnd named a' slriXq Lommami of d'Annnnztn. committee of o'OO lo negotiate between Feeling Is -running at highest pilch employers and employees; Iho com- preparatory lo thu plcbiscitg .which riilUce had no.'real power but bad to will In; lieh! tomorrow. A meeting was back'lo 'tbe workers. beld Ibis evening to discuss various Tile witness denied that strikers phases of lhc question. H was an-'wcrc responsible lor endangering hu- nounced ns open only In citizens of during the strike; that, as Ffunie, hut II was packed with rharged, be wsg In any way rcsnons who had lo sain .vlmlislon. ilunncd cHizcns', clothes ior Calgarv coQrciillon ot labor sl dplegalos. said there wore no par- secretary o[ Ihc Flume Of strikers and (be strike com- LONDON'. Dec. f Associated real reason why the Dub-. lEn Freeman's Journal suppress-; ed is fiivcn it) a Dublin dispatch to Ilic Herald, The dispatch i OTTAWA, Dec. propenL indications there Is some possibility ihut Sir Hobeic Harden may be indue- od lo pcjsipnne his proposed retire- i mem from the premiership. Several f rcquesis have been made by his col-! Jeagucs that he should remain. Kvery J mall brings letters I letiremcni will not Le necessary. Ilut :2iVLCn Sir Itobt-rt himself declines to make] j any Mate-merit beyond talliua-ilng tliaL i Ilic ivill havcTan oflirial sinlemc-ni to] make, probably lalo Mils afternoon. I Hull. .N. IlQivell Mas !a I tion wkh Sir Robert this morning. subscquoffilyitherc was a meeting ot the cabinet council, ft was intimated, however, that lhc meeting was nol 'called to discuss the pclhieat situa- tion but to clear up sonic work beloio ihc Christmas holidays. Between Two Fires [Startling Delineation by South African Premier Arouses Press Comment in Great Britain, With General Agee- inent in Dream of So-called Im- perial Federation Home Rule for Overseas Dominions as Result of War VAJll 1 illness and the bore Him hi.flLiirl Ciirxon Declares Massacres Uy Turks Kormcrly Order- ed From Constantinople, Are Now Thing of Past LONDON. Dec. Curzon. secrecary of stale for foreign affairs, in the )mn--e of lords, plained hov LO.VOO.V. Dec. tral authority in its last remaining Manchester Guardian, discussing the. cHadel, that of foreign affairs, future of Uic empire with spwial refer- In the new relationship on which i-uce to the assertion of lien. Smuts the British people, are embarking the ihai the jiriiish Empire io need for common counsel and adrlce exist in says ihc siais- ill be even greater than before, but men I a condensed form startling. Full reports will no douM qualify ii. but his state- ment is perfectly true as a direct means of (Jrmntf Ihe Tact tliat changes wrought by the war In the status and relations of the dominion a have rung the death knell of such concerted aggressive imperialism as (tie South African Nationalists fear. The Guardian proceeds In argue that Downing street authority in the dominions Is now reduced io a sha- dow. law the ultimate appeaLirom the highest courts in the Dominion is still ihc privy council conference between na says that the upon lhc plant was not because the newspaper's al- leged interference iriih the recruiting of special constables caused trouble, ns was stnted in parliament, hut UBS a result ot the newspapers attack on 1 ;o remain. On Irish administration. ndn.cc '3faB- .11 is assorted thai lhe Journal touUnulng lhe worries of of- yesterday ex- ihc privy council." says ihc Guardian, Kiigland and Frruicc'were bul lhc delay aml expense which jointly faring (or Christian refugees "tl10 B-vslcms have ar0llscd j In Armenia and other districts. Items of equal EtaLus lu sisterhood, 51 Canada nnd elsewhere an aclive, logi- Until .Sir Hubert himself finally makes his announcement, the situa- tion will remain uncertain. On the one hand the prime minister is hc- Icgcd certain known criminals wero "cc' U ls that Slr allowed iiiiniually from proEecudon undcr advice hail de- the government was employ- ou an retirement. UhKhcr ng them. The corrcsDo.uient says ILrfie "ia5" nnw to induced to remain (or s believed that Downing i5 Mlilcmatlcnl. He the LeUef thai there was fear noiv than formerly of a cal agitation for uuding ii which be- fore long must gain its way. A minor, nut not. insignificant, symptom of the, or massacres of same tendency is the decision by Can- because massacres in former years ndn, lhat she TTishpa lhe creation by were -A from croivn of hercdUarv titles to At the couclusiou of today's meet- ing c.i the cabinet, council Sir Robert flordsn Informed u Canadian Press whose known" to'uio rcpresciitallvc that be was not as yei Government, but who are left untoucli- to make any slalenienl in re- cii because ibc easily wishes the mar- lo his JnlcnLlons. Possibly a Barton, who were slain in Dublin re- cently, were hhot. not by Sinn Kein- ers, hill Ijy "ot the dcrs io be attributed to the- Sinn statement. iisueil later in inn day. t LONDON. Dfec. A. unvoted n column lo the This ig rior ntadt williout evJrtenco, Jiddiiifi: "Men of sober judgment accuse tho castle with preparing a foul polilical Sir Ilobcrl JJonlcn and Bays. criine similar lo ihit coinmltleil Ju "Tue ruturc will give him a high ptece amnng ihe conslructtvc Torcca ol tbe Empire." The' same newspaper In a warmly Ask Injunetiorf DUBLIN', Dec. Owners of Ibo best to prevent parades held by two factions of Tlio witness rfenicfl tlial there i been any usurpation of govcrnn tlie provincial and Dominion au- (Continued on Page 11} ell rcail the term3 of Ihc proposal mUieo d'J made by Gen. Iladoello urgiog Us as tantamount to annoxa- 'returned soldiers In Italy. "This ho (Jcclnrcil, ____f ___t a__.......___ the Italian government guarantees lhc.nDVrcr3 by lhc'strike committee, say- of riumc, shall be by ififi-'lriB: "We conferred at all llmeg with ular troops, exclusively Italian. That means llioy will nol bo nrlilsh, French or American. It means Ihcrc will he no foreign (roopa, mission, delegation, nor :tiy rr-prcscntativc of foreign coun- Irlcn In Flume." Coiriir.andcr Illzzo, chief ot Iho ri'An nun i ion navy, who was prcscnl. said thHt. Cspl. d'Annunzto'fl troops would IJQ taken back to Italy and would be permuted to rejoin the army without punishment. Answering IhoEC for the re ten I Ion oflthc prescr.t garrison under CnpL-d'Annun- be paH d'Annunzlo "can not re- main with (lie garrlsnts, for a Rencral Troiilrl be sent lo command It. D'An- nunzio hns been more a king and can not be allosvcJ to serve under a gcnural." Windsor People Make Good Use of Exchange Rate PLAN WEEKLY AIRLINE SERVICE, G. D. TO STATES LONDON. Ucc. -wn.ek- ly airship service In America la contemplated by n combina- tion o? aviation firms which JJTC credited wllh the Intention of acniitririE the famous 11-34 and her staler ship, the 11-39. Tlipso karo lining altered to meet, passenger nnd cargo re- quirements. SHOP EARLY Only 5 More Shopping Days Till Christmas NEW YORK, Dec, Aiso- r.iated Press dispatch from De- troit, Mich., this morning says: In Windsor, Gnt, lhe Detroit river from this city, of American money are. making high profits, according to a lead- ing Windsor banker who declines lhat 95 per cent, of the approxi- mately that monthly goes io Windsor from here Is bought, at a premlupi, Canadian borders ot United States Liberty bondi quoled fcilow par are dec tared to be idling their bonds In Detroit for American money, which they resell In Wind- sor al a profit lo makti up their In Detroit there Is n 10 per cent, discount on Canadian money and at many placei U Ii refined entirely. Freeman's Journal, seize J npd sup- pressed by tbc mililncy on Mon- day, applied lo tbe chancery court yes- terday for an interlocnlory injunction to prevent [he authorities from con- tinuing to suppress [be newspaper. This action will be the subject of a hearing on Friday. In Ilic meantime, Hie Kvcninu Telegraph, which is asso- ciated with tbe Freeman's Journal, is appearing as a morning paper, MINERS WOULDN'T GO DOWN. Okla., Dec. Several inii.es In ihc Miami zinc and lead field are dosed toilay buc-iuse the miners refused !o 50 down Into lhc gruuarl ivith llio prospect nf the world cm milling to pieces whllo they were at work. BRITAIN NEEDS IMPORTED LONDON, Dec. Britain can become self-supporting ,ns far ns mutton and lamb fs roncorncil ri a few yeare, but must for a considerable tine be dependent upon South Amer- ica, (or beef, according to a report Just by tbe board of trade commit- tee appointed IJISL' April to consider means of Insuring (he kingdom's meat supply. MURDERS IN BARCELONA BARCKLOXA. Dec. bodies of two efrHl.in guards who had been Killed by blows from the butt ends of Ibdr own rides were discovered hero totlny. The murders created a sen- sation. An Invcallgallon la conducted by lhc military Judge of the city. but Constantin- ople is now voiceless anil powerless." He salt! lhat Lhe allied missions were loo restore peaceful and harmonious relations in lhc near cease, An Imperralistic" Dream "The stress of war has forced liie pace ot imperial development, on twa divergent lines, "the Guardian contin- llcsrol was expressed by the BEcre-iueE, and it thinks lhc Innovation of hT.h T- frvorabla Dominion ministcrs-siUinu-iva .ewcu- Ihat the linitcd States will not take a tlrc members of the Drilish cabinel, mandate in this parl of tho world." although a favorable step, has given appreciative leader declares that Sir IlobcrL IJordcn throughout his lohp tareer has proved himself a true penal statesman, IhaL bis name will I over bo lhe splendid record of Can- ada in tbe great war and be will take with him Into retirement the gratitude nfid admiration of bolh his own coun- try and llio Empire. Felt -10 Aivay rlso lo much confused- thinking, 'for it led Ftalc-smcn aud writers ot a certain sc'ijool lo dream ot a permanent c-sec- utivo and perhaps a permanent Im- licrial parliament to assume the liabili- ties and obligations for Ihe empire as a wliolp. realize h'oir litTlc'Vuch would niept lhe trend of thoughl over- SCJIF., we liavc but (o ndd to Gen. Smuls' sucech sucli recent Incidents as Borden's successful assertion of tnc Canadian parliamenl's righlp, to debate Lhe peace Ireaty or Hugaes' (Uclar.v lion that lie ivas utterly opposed lo wftat Is culled Imperial federation." Tho Guardian finds in lh.3 doniin- ions, having signed lhc peace trcaty BS separate Elates and having separ Eleven Dollars a Ton Increase Comes Inlo EIYecL at First of Vear OTTAWA, Dec. price of paper in Canada is to be railed lo a ton f.o.b. mill on January 1. 1920, according lo an announcement made today by lhe paper controHert Robert A. Prlnglc, K.C. The price now be Ing by lhc Canadian news- papers is a ton. A ticker report received from New Vork said that lhe control- ler intended ID raise the price from 569 Whsn question- ed as lo the correctness of this, Mr. Pringle said the price would be raised to al the first, of the year. For the remainder of 1919 the price will remain al a ton. DOVER, X.H.. Dor. cxplo- Dii ot ammunition at Picntlnnt ar- Konal occurred (onighl a few minulcs j after midnight. Government offirials telephoned to lhe governor to send all available Tire apparatus and ;ufew intnutes laity wire cominunteat ion with (he arsenal was cut off. IL could not he nscertnine'.l if (here was loss of life.' The fire could be seen tor several miles. One Fatally Injured .nOVEK, X.J., Dec. of the Epeclacular fires which swept over I he I'icanty arsenal tollowing an ex- plosion in fhc research lahomlory. I were made Ilic ot an orilclfll j investigation liv army olficiaU to- day. Tlie fire deslroyetl four buildings rausinB n loss estimated at Four men were injured, one fatally, "nt as far as 19 known Iberc was no thrr lo.-s of The plant was de- cried at the- lime save Ior eur.rtls. The explosion rocked the buildings n Ihis lown and was licarn 40 miles The work of fighting the fire v'as made haznnJons by DSploding Bhejls and ft was several hours before the flames were brought under con- rol. Good Fellows Put Cheer Fund Over Seven Hundred Dollar Mark; Now for Still another century mark has been reached and passed by llio Herald Christmas Cheer Fund, keeping up the unbroken record of adding practically JiOO'K to 1ho fund over alnca last Friday when IL pot IU re.il eLarl. Today Iho fund stands Just ovor the ?700 mark, and wllh Christmas stlU a week Etway, thn Ihonsanil ntnrk ivlll reached and bettered It Ihfl record of tha past week (a kept uu.4 Wllh all the talk of unemploy- ment due lo the wlnlcr season beard In other and the Dominion government arranging for Iho distribution of 000 (or noldlera' relief, U Is UuL natural ihnt J.elhbrldgo should have tiomo families' whero old nil! hnvc io Jwglfen If Ihe chil- dren are lo liavc an l Jolly .Chrislnms, nnd If necessary relief I? forthcoming when needed thereafter. That Is exactly, the purpose of (his cheer first and relief afterwards, -Thnt Is whnt Lhe Good Kelloivs who aro so liberally subscribing understand, and lhat Is why Ihu fund la fjoing lo bwak Inlo Iho four figure class before Christ- mas eve- He member, Riving IK the true spirit of Make It n Christmassy ChriBtmaF. Tim now slanda: Previously acknowledged. .J637.20 Ceo. M, MncKny 50.00 George Portur........... 5.00 and Constance 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. C. H, Doc 7.00 Staff of Standard Dank, main ofTicc lo.Od Marguerite and 2.00 Seized 1'ublic Uulldings ISut Soon Dispersed by Troops Try Ikla Kun V1KXXA, Dec. in Oalicla, rcrenlly rose nntl turned out ihn government, seizins the public bniMings anil establishing a soviet council. The new regime was shorl lived, however, lasllnp only two Irucpa arrived nnd stored' Ibc govr.rnincnl lo control. s Will Try Bela Kun HUDAl'KST, Dec. former coniinunisl dictator of llur, KaTj, nllhongb sllll In Austrja, placed on trial here lotlay on the cific charge o( abclllng tuO imir dor of Artillery Caplafn r'rinz Mild ner, of Iho -Military A cart cniy. Joint defendants wllh ftelc; Kun arc Joseph Ulnnycs and a man named 11 ho arc charged irllli lhc nciua! ii'.ufder. ale reprasenlalton in [be league nations, an undermining of the of TWO KILLED IN FIRE IN A BOSTON HOTEL BOSTON, Mass., Dec, In the Abbotsford, an exclusive apartment hotel In lhe Bay the death of two persons and drovo nearly 50 others to the street in zero weather early today. William H. Whilney, 3 construction engineer, was fatal- ly injured when he Jumped from a third-storey window, and Mrs. Cole was found burned to death on the fifth floor. ITALIAN LIBRETTIST DIES HOME, Dec. Jlllcn, Italy's foremost librettist, died today. In he gave Iho words to SO operas. Including works by Puccini, Mascagnl, Cilia, Glordnno and FrAiickottl. >Tho libretto of Mascagnl's Iris, and Puc- cini's La Uohcmc were written by Illlca, ivho also, aided by Olacosa, dc- vclopcrl lhc HbrcUo.of Puccini's Mad- ame HuHerfly. llHea bad been 111 [or several years and unable lo work. Shipping Demand of Allies Too Great and Compromise ig Likely PARIS. Dec. Gcr- nan rlelegates are said by newspap- ers here to have furnished the allle? proof thai Germany can not deliver all the harbor and dork material dc> "nandciJ in Ihfi protocol to (he pease :realy. Allied experts are said lo he disposed lo consider a counter-proposal vrhich would reduce lhe amount to-be turned over by tons. Want Serbs to Withdraw PARIS, Dec. fighting by ;bc Montenegrin people against the Serbian, occupation occurred around CoUlnje between Dec. 1 and Dec. 12, it-is.declared in an official statement today from the foreign 'ministry of Iho -Montenegrin government, Eeat of-which, la n Miburb, of Paris.' v Tbc statement asserts that the Ser- bians placed Tvomen and children in front of Ihem lo prevent tbe Montene- grins defending themselves. The gov- ernment of Montenegro, lhe announce- ment adds, has Its protest to tho peaco conference against (he Serbian orrupallon, asking that Mon- tenegro be evacuated. No OecUTon on Scapa Flow HliJ, Dec. qucitton the compensation Germany should make for the sinking of Lhe Scapa Flow fleet was again before the sup- reme council today. Louis Loucheur, nlnlstcrof reconstruction, and Georges Lcygeur, minister of marine In the French cabinet, mado reports on tbc discussions- that had taken place be- tween Iho allied and German experts over the compensation problem. Sev- eral proposals were presented to the council bat no definite decision was reached. Ono more boundary question was settled by Ihe council today, when It drew up Iho fronlfer Gallcln and DukotsliiK. The council met at the French ministry of foreign affairs' with-Jules presiding, in tbc absence of Premier Clemcr.CGau. Chancellor Renncr, of Austria, bar- Ing scoured action by the council for tbe reller ol tho Austrian people, will leave Paris this urenlng. N'o mcellne iypg set for today be- tVccn the allied represents lives and lhe eaperla on shipping1 affairs. FRENCH CONSULATE BURNED Dec. Tho French consulate hero was destroyed by fire, Talk Again of General Election in Gt. Britain Vonvneils Dec! n res Lowest Passions Appealed to nnd Propp-sanda i Cost I Dec. Vorwacrts. In A long article Iwlfly, denoiincca the I premium' loan on the grouml Ihai It I has lo lhc lowest par-sion? lhc people, roslcrlni; the gambling! spirit. H ftsserls tint the poor are ninreded up to subsfrlhc wliilc lhc rapHallAl clflas hxs Us sboul- f tiers and knnt aloof. Its propaganda, pars the iicwppaper.! wns n scandal nnd coal marks. Vast of circulars and for wbkh liiRh pricts were paid Were never circulalcd, Vorwaert3 demands a searching In- quiry "lo .UrcVcnt a Tcpclltton" nnd characterizes ag "almost the nclfon p't-ilo cojinrll yealorday In voting (or si non-garr.bllng law. Believed Coalition Preparing to Go to People Shortly After Re-opening in or Preparing to Contest 400 Seats on Nation- alization if Mines Platform. Her. Hccrnt [ircdlrllons lhat Rencral ftlccllon will lield IR, the near future are revived by several ncwspap- cra In connection with rumors current In the parliamentary lob- bies yesterday. Parliament wfll be ncxl i.rcok until Jtic second week In Kcbniary. when, ncconllnff lo widespread leHcf, tlie government will immediately prepare for a dissolution of parliament nntl an election to test the country's con- fidence In lhe coalition cflmet.' Members of Ihc Labor parly. It la slated, arc convinced Ihla h Iho government's fnlenlloni end arc pushing plans to pitrt. 4dO. r.an: dldales In the flclil. The solt plank o[ Ihfi parly, ll Is said, will be lhc nationalization of coal mines, although ohe section is naserled lo believe thl3 to bo a mistake, claiming there would be a holler chance In presenMng :L definitp program (or cocial and nolltlcal reform. Ixjbby iiirlhcr rtllrlbulcs (p ibe government a realization of the labor parly'a supposed mis- take nnd It Is salil to be sallsned to meet labor on this issue at.Iho polls. In the meantime, the Lab- orllcR are arranging to slump the country during January In tho'in- (crost., of the natlonaKzfUloa, ;