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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta V0LUMJ2 XII. ^ LETHBIVIDGE, ALBERTA, THtft^SDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918 a OF BRITISH TROOPS IN RUSSIA m Lord Milner Says British Troop^ Were Sent to' Help Russians Fight Bolshevism. y TipNDON, pec. is.-In rasponao to slrb'ng' frqtosts Ig the press agalndt the seci'Dcy maintained concerning ihlHtavy operations in Russia, and the lUBlstent demands' byyLiberal news^ papers' tha{ the gd�'^rnnie'nt explain and. jupflfx the continuance o� these operations. Viscount Milner, the sec-I'etary tor,'war, has Issued a statement to ;thg-effect that the allies JItave 'ftn; obligation of honor to, protect the Russians and others who ?iaVe aided them against/the Bolihe-vlki. For the nllies to scramble out of Bussia now woul4 threaten to jn-A'olve the whole country in barbarism, the war secretary declares"; �> The cabinet member, in his state-uienV which is in the form o� a let^-ter in  reply to a correspondent, goes oyer the slthatlpn created by the e'ucbess of the BolshevikI, . FRANCE HAS NO AMBITION IN ^YRIA NEW YORK, dec. 19.-Asserting that "France has no ambition whaitewr in CMnectlon with territory In Syrla,''>he French official bureau of information declared In a statement here last night that all France intends to claim at thei> peace conference, as regards Syria, "is thait the Syrian people �hall have self-determlnatton." Christmas Cheer Fund Passes The $ 1,000 Mark Haig and His Generals Land At : Old Seaport Aihid a Great Celebration LONPON, pec. 19.-(Reuter's.)-In reply VoO'leitet received from a cor-jrespondont, .Viscount, JVfJlnpr, the secretary for wtir, glY�& iiie reasons why British troops^ ,.i*ere sent to, Russia. The cablne.'^fjmemb^r goes over the slt}iatloij//'create4 by the success of J:hi>/j3ji^B^,eylki in gaining control of , KjrS8lan;afialrs and points oiit howyivi , _ tii^'lr.yqts ;w:ei>e adve sly, affecting-Generals Plummer; Rawlliison, Bird Already acknowledged ..$ 930.81 Mr. and-Mrs. W. J. ^^elson 10,00 Mr. and Mrs. C. S. pJoble 10,00 Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Crans- toun ................ 2 00 Elizabeth Taylor ....... 5.00 Mrs. J. W. Wood ...... 1.00 Miss L Wood ........... 1,00 Helen andl Kathleen .... 5.00 Another Goodfellow ..... 2.00' Mrs. Sydal .'......... 1.00 Lawrence Lynn ........ 10.00 A Friend.............. 2.00 Hazel McKle .......... 1.00 A Boy..................50 H. H. Nichols.......... 10.00 Mrs, W. A. Buchanan ... 15.00 f/lrs. C. E. Carberry 25.00 Claude land Fra,nl t?.-?r?e*a*'Wr'!�^>*J^^^ . tial memorandum relating to the land la that sectJonvx)fcthe memorandum settlement scheme submitted to-tlie devoted-to geaejnal a,>�d introductory ilch, fought in Belgjum^ and France, conference held at Ot- ohservations.ivjtfie, necessity for the 1 he.'^aiife'i^J ^li" alliej ia the- west 1 wood, Byng a?id Hgnife;; imd otlwwflse; harapfcrlng -the. winning of the .Tvar by the .allied . na- ] 'roii'aBii-;�fet'' says.-Viscount ,Mil- It waa m�jroly:iari-:iiiformal welcome tawa last month by the Dominion adpptiOfli,iiipf:;i;':''prpgr0sslTe. -Measures government was today made avail- looking'toward yit,continued r?ij)i|d ia-,able foi^ publication. Tli,e memoran- crease ia the p6pulatIoa of .Canada is on;the_part of London, but; Dover made jjmp ^pej not outline a tj^finiteiy sdt- noted, with theTy;?martC-;fliat -'the of it' a gi'Mt:^elBfcsU6fi?;_^^ tied policy- oix .IhJ .pa.Et'*'bf'tli-o.-;pfl- 'policies heretoT&.^t'^^^ in tiu em- that the'ii'eldiniAr^ali-^ks' coto^ minion government, but "covers pro- deavor;to secure sulbable immigration ^ What riglit,^w,e ever.spend Ohristmalf-^:;^^ family .atj p(,.,als the adoption of which, either have become obsolete and largely in- V/T^f-t^''^'^'' ^�^^op^ to Russia j Kingston becahieV putoi antrhl^ f^V 0 .meddle with thej, internal affairs j, low-oountryimon' Would not be denied a jCtiati^e lb ieean.d-eh^^^^^^^^^ 'the aritnieB. TJieiiiTeal 'celebration in \ lionfton comeB^iatei--late/in January pf th'St country, or how long W6 ,flie'an to keep them there'now that th'e -Brar is over. "The qiiestion itself shows that you misappreheiid .the ^ots of the case as well ah' the motives of the gov-/ ernment. There are also ,other nl lied forces in Russia-indeed, the British are only a small proportion of the allies; The BolshevikI, whatever the ultimate object, were. In fact, assisting our enemies in every L^ii t^e occasion Will be celebrated J)etrayal that Rumania, with, all its resources in grain arid oil, fell info the hands of'the Germans. It was they who handed dve'r the Black Sea fleet to the Germans and who treacherously, attacked the Czecho-Slovaks when tho latter only desired to get out �f Russia- in order to fighf for . the freedom; of their country � in 33iirope: - Thd allle5,';,ev8i'y, - one- 'of and it waa military necessity of the most urgent "liind to prevent those �vast portions otr Russia which were htruEglirig to escape the tyranny of the Bolsheyikl from toeing overrun 'by them and thrown open as a source oil supply to the enemy," Protect Mllltat-y Stores "r say nothing of the military' stores and property'of the allies, which were still lyJnp at Arch'angel and Vladivostok, and' wlilch were in course of lielng appropriated toy the/ BolshevikI and transferred to the Germans 'imtil allied occupation put an end to the process. '".^ind this' intervention was succaBS-;ful. Rioting was-stopped. Thft Caecl�(b-Slovaks were saved from destruction. The resources of Siberl�t and southeastern Russia -were denied to the renemy. 'Theh'-i the, ports � were prevented fj'orit ibecomlng bases for German ; subrnarines, from which - our ' North Sea. barnage.could have 'been ' turned.- ? , : , "These '^'ere -' important achiove-nipnts, and contributed 'materially to tlio defeat of Germany. "I say nothing of the fact that a �vaat portion of the earth's surfaca or early In February, he field marshal will, according to time honored precedents, be raised^ to a high rank in the peerage, hoiv high is a point ot speculation to tlie nation. � This: is the procedure which ' has been.: followed ffom the days of Wellington and Nelson down to Kitchener iind Roberta wlfli civis and miiitary formalities such as no other'nation, except perhaps Prance, carf-'cati'y out as impr.es-sively as Great Britain. , premier Lloyd George, the Duke of .Condaughtj^ members ot tho cabinet,, jSfenerals a"n3 Ifesser functionaries made; up the reception ,iiarty at' Charing Cross station. .'�',' .1 All business places'.at Dover were p^rW r,,, ir_tiip >\mpHoan closed and a holiday was declared. , J,t,/pJ , ^^CZl! \r^Zl^^ Admiral Keyes, eommandor of the ' ^^'"f "^t^S^^, "'^ ?T,Tnc,.�^rtf^^ port; all the nava and mllUary officers , fJVT^c^vi.rto^^^^^^ of the city, the mayor, members of the : "^-l*'. �f Inv J tn Dover city council, And PbrA Beau-, ^'^f^j^^^^'^ yJ^^J^^^^ the basis of naval made _____ _____ -American representatives,\yho, It is added, feel- that such a, position woufd result in avoiding contention and materially support President Wilson's declaration, that the war was not based on aggression or tWe acrtnisi-tion of property.- as a whole or in part,-depends in.'a effectlye." large measure upon the action of thej' After ;referring to the reservation various provincial legislatures; This ^ of c'ro^-n lands for soldier settlement, Is clearly indicated 'by the sub-divl- th^^-abandoned favms,-i~the millions ot sion of the memorandum, such as 'acr^s of wild land, the title for which "general observations," "object oi! ' has pafesed into the hands of the gov-discusslons," "notes on some details. eirniuent, and the pfeist lack of cooperation between tlie federal and protlnqial governraei^s a& Important factors la the problems, the �memorandum sa.vs: "Any comprehensive policy adopted with a view to securing a rapid increase In population and the settle-hient of land necessarily involves the expenditure of large sump ot money t�nd' the use of State credit. If Can-ada' is -ta succeed! in competition wltli other countries in this field of I work, the provinces as well as the PARIS, Dec. 19.-Clvlliana seized-by the Germans in occupied French territory and sent to a hostage camp at Holscmlnden, Germany, will -appoint a delegation to call upon President Wilson to tell him something of what they suffered, morally and phy.si-cally; while detained by the Germans, It is announced. EXTBiOSHOPm OR! GOVT. HAS RESIGNED Call Assembly to Elect President Soon-Report That Eber^ Government Has Resigned Because of Disorders-Serious Trouble Breaks Out at Danzig. Two Nights Preceeding Christ-X mas Will Be Allowed To WorK Till 10 p.m. J. N. Macleod, chief factories inspector, wired the Herald this morning to the effect that lie has been iustructect to extend the shift ot^-employees in shops on -Monday and Tuesday pre-cediug Christmas to ten p.m. 'fhi.s means that shop employees will be allowed to work until that Ijoar oneach of the two iiights preceding Christmas to handle the CUriafmas rush. ,- This appli"e's,j;o retail Stores particu-larlj', the Retail Merchants Associa-tloln Jiavinj: received a similar telegram. U.S. WANTS IHE (Contluue-d on Page Nine.) 'them, �w^rb^n'bst'apxldus to interfere, JST" ^c^^^^ I distribute them on the basis of n in Russia, biit it was an oblUatioa "vi,,'y,*^'^!"t,^^^^^ losSes.. This announcement is rt Of .honor,td>ave the Czecho-slovaks, frmfrln^staUoTwhic^aT^^^ tlie marine station; which-was swathed m bunting and decorated, wltli mottoes. The arms of Dbv^r and -those of JField ^Marshal Haig ivero everywhere displayed. Caught on the Fly "IT SEEMS TO -ME we aren't going fast enough in the matter of preparation for the returned soldiers. Tho government Is very b1o\>' in announcing plans for abaorblrig - the soldiers into civil life', and meantime they are comlng.back in large numbers. We are goinjg' to be swamped. unless the gov-eHimemt .wakes up; to Its. responsibility."-Commissioner Freeman at today's board of trade luncheon. � ' ~-\ .,� "THE OTHER day a farmer from Iron Springs waa.'ln the city-Ho told mo that he had faeeii delegated to go north and buy 300 tons �pf^hay to,help put Iho '.livestock of the- fanners Iri that district through the .winter.'. They will ^ny for the hay and then haul it IS miles from Coaldale. Arid y,et some ot PARIS, Dec. 19.-King Victor Km-manuel of Italy will arrive hero today. The city la hung with flags, and a general holiday has been- declared. Ex-Kaiser . HasaChiil AMERONGEN, Holland, Dec. 18.-^Former Emperor William has . been confined to his bed since Sunday-wlth a severe chill. His indisposition has brought about a renewal of his old ear trouble, necessitating the calling in of a specialist, a professor from Utrecht, to assist the local doctor. - 1 GERMAN MINE EXPLODES, 15 DEAD COPENHAGEN, Dec. 19.-The German aov*''n"i*"t has decided to convoke a conference of representatives of all the states of the former empire on Dec. 29, to elect a president of the German republic, according to a Berlin report. This step is said to have been taken in order to avoid fresh outbreaks. , \ A CONFUSED SITUATION LONDON, Dec. 19.-An extremely confuse^d and doubtful situation has arisen in the Berlin congress of soldiers' and workmen's councils, according to dispatches to the Associated Press from Berlin and telegrams from -correspondents of the London morning newspapers. Invasion of the congress by irresponsible parties of extremists is reported, leading to fre-^ quent uproars. These have resulted in a state of high tension with threats of the Ebertaovernmont to resign. Tne newspaper Vb'waerts representing the government alludes to the / danger of the whole apparatus of the government falling apart. It professes the most serious view of the situat^n. -O WILL INTERN HUN SOLpiERS IN PRANCE PARIS, Dec. 19.--(Hava8.)- Austro-German soldiers who have been rounded up In European and Asiatic Turkey by theialllesi-yyill be transported to France for' internment until peace is declared. Admiral J. F. C. Amet, Fpeneh 1 high commissioner.^t Constantinople, has requlEltio'!ried,';';ali'i'C|ej'-man vessels Iri Tudk^sfi'^prts^and wllL use them In transfioftfti'g.the Austro-German ,-prlaonfS.cS: to .France.,: , ' ' � '}^h-:' PARIS, Dec. 19.-(Havaa.)-A German mine which had been placed in a bridge at Guise has exploded, killing 15 persons and iHJurlng-25, according to a Guise dispMgb to the Matiii. The date of ftteexplosion Is not given, but the dispatch says^that it occurred more 'than.'a month, after the armistice-went into effect. FORMER AUSTRIAi\ EMPEROR HAS FLU COPENHAGEN, Dec. 19.-For-' mer Emperor Charles of Austria-HungaVy and four of his children are suffiering from influenza, according to a telegram from Vienna. The former emperor tias a very high fever. PLANNED SUB WARFARE AGAINST HOLLAND LONDON. Do.c. 10.-(British wir^- .,..... the farmws of that .district hesitate md millions pf people friendly to the about asking the gpveriunSnt to iinder-allles haVe been spared the' unspeak- (take a 8cheme.,'w^ch"',woUid irrigate able horrors of BolshevikI rule. , But wfl.OOO acres witliJrbn''Springs right In course of this allied intervention  in the heart of it, a plan which would thousands of Russians have-taken uf) ensure them plenty of hay every year, arms and fought on tho- side of the" besides better oroi>s,.bf grain."-^Presi- Rain is falling this morning, but there 'iZ^'^^''ZT\To^'^t is promise ot the weather improving. ^'�''^ Tlie newspapers hail the king as "a man of honor, who has been a real WASHINGTON, Dec. 18,-Papers of Capt. Von Pappen, the former, military attache of the German' embassy here, taken from his quarters when the British captured Palestine, and which indicated Germany planned si(bmar-. Ine warfare; against Holland and ^ the Scandinavian countries In October. 1916, were, placed in the record today In connection with the senate Judiciary committee's hearing om German propaganda, PARIS, Pfsc. 19.-The German government headed by Friedrjch Ebert has resigned as a result of events on Tuesday, according to a dispatch received at Stuttgsirt, says the Journal's correspondent there. The, Herald received a telegrani this morning from Fred Robins, formerly of The Hfcrald78taff,-,who |p,nded at Halifax-' from :' the Olympic, stating thai the. Leth-bridge party from the Olympic would reach her�j on Priday'after- . noon of this week, j Mr. Robins' wire was sent from Brandon. It is not certain Just what Leth-bridge men are with theivpart^, but Secretary Madison of the Vttr erans will be notified by wire this, afternoon, it is expected. There are 16 local men, it is undiorstood, with the party. / OCCUPY ODESSA ODESSA, Sunday, Dec. ,15.- Tfopps under commanf) of the anti-German .Ukrainian leader, Petlura, today are occupying Odessa,' LONDON, Dec. 19-^King George it was announced today, has cancelled the arrangement which provided that he should go to .Sand-ringham Palace for.: ChrlstmaB and he will remain.TiTLondon, Instead to welcome President Wilson. HAr^GEO HERSELF MONTREAL, Dec. � i9. -- Hai'y Hughes, 59 years old, ilesuribfed as. a frequent offender tor' drunkenness, hanged herself last night in her cell at police headquarters.- army of 3,000,000 men are discredited by special corresjjsuidence to the Dally "^^^i^'-�-�,s;}^infoJ^iiir;u^^i^"^uS oatueneio^_, lot Bolshevist troops.at about 180,000, . I scattered over most of th? former Rus-l-piaa empire. It Is pointed out, how-! III IKIIfl II ever, that it is probable^an efforfwlll be^made to increase this force for the Porters on Sleepers Should Be Drilled in Fire Fighting Friedrich Ebert, who was named as minister of the interior in .. the cabinet of Prince Maximilian of Baden.-on Nov. 3 and b|Scame ,; imperial chancellor; on -Nov.' 7,'.: took command df this situation /in 9 Berlin following the r�vW#1afei^-a!'r/*^'l On Nov." .13, ItAwtM onnounWv^ ' , .1 that he, had ,^beeom�- prem ier, ajl�| - - A had chosen jtiii :,!B'ablnet,v namlriii'^ '(d Wllfielm Dttt'rhann,- � H�rr Larids- '' A bora i�n;-at Essen, including Bransonbera'er.jV'f inventor the "blfl Bsrthas,'?,,, have been arrsttid by the ravo|u- ^ : tioriary committee in that clty,Jac'-Vi cording to advices rseeived hereV , Will Resign . BASEL, Dec. 19.-(Havas.)~TTlx^ executive committee of the soldiers', and workmen's councillor Berlin>alj(l-its"^suburbs. Intends to- resign, acpord-, lugUo messages received from 'tlijO, Gorman capital. It is said that,-'-ii: will be replaced by an execut{v;o committee elected by the general*: sembly and the soldiers' arid, WonU-mon'^ councila-'of the empirr /V --^-- A TERRIBLE SHOCK ^ ' � � - 'r~-^�^��:::'.r:-h-^:,P'ty^ MONTREAL. Dec. 19.-Golps ,.- asked to -vote'on the proposal > exercised better .jufisuient and used the fire entinguiahers which we're at hand, instead of running to another car to. secure, assistance, and the results might not'have been so serious. No blame attai^hes to the train c.i^^w. The "jury recommends that porters be put .through-'.a fire drill and be fully," instriicted ;in the use of tire-fighting appliances. / The-jury held'its inquiry at'lgnace, Ont....... Revised List . WINNIPEG, 13ec. lii.-rThe Cansldlan PacIBp railway.company^gave out the folltfwlng revised list oC, those who lost tl'eir lives in the tourist car" fire at Boneur, as far us thay liave been identified. There still.j'emalurthtee l)oaies of adults to be identified:- Miss .E. Schnlldt. tlck-eted Lock-wood, .SasV.. to, Toronto.,: ... ,;. Mr. and Mrs. C- J. Alonkm^n and baby. Consort, Altu., , - ..' , 'Mr. B. Clancy, Calgary. '^' - Mrs. Richards, ticketed Regina^to Napanee, Ont. .' " Mrs. Hilda Dillworth^and. child,, St.-James, Man. : '. Mrs, G. .Buchanan, ticketed-Winnipeg to St. John, N. B. . .' i Mrs. C. N; Hunter, Regina. . � ' Pte. Larmour, ticketed Wlnnlpeg'to Iroquois ' '- - � ' v.-. : TORONTO, Dec. 19.-ffef fifth time R. H. Halbert, of Wf" lancthon, Ont., waselsetad prcal-y^^-f dent of the Unltad Farmers >r '4 � Ontario at last night's sosslon.'.of | � the annual convention. E, Cl Drury, of Barrie, was re-olacU'dl vice-president. ; v: � ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? !> ..,. over/ the correBpondJngwee|f-|>|>.il of list year. .The tlgtiy^S tiiefV;^ as follows:r < " , * " Tiiis ^eek.......|1,083,16C.2S,4� GOriVsponding ' '\ .-'f. ^ft^g week last year., , A4.B 8915 06 1777031? ;