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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta tkOlE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1*, IW8 ILcthbvilbQ^ ibctalb ; XctbbriDflC, aiberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Pr�prletort nd PublltJwr* i ItHE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT INQ COMPANY, LIMITED W3 6th Street South, Lethbridge W. A. Buchan�n President and Managing Director John Torrance -  Business Manager TELEPHONES Butineea Offic* .. .1....... Editorial Office ........ 1252 1224 .15 Subscription Rate*: Dally, dellTe^Bd, per week .... Dally, delivered, per, year ......�i.50 Daily, mall, pef year ...... $o.00 Weekly, by mail, per year floO Weekly; by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry ol subscriptions appear daily on address label, Acceptance of papers after expiration date Is our authority to continue the subscription. LABOR MAN'S WARXINQ (ABOUT BOLSHEViKI - : ET.pry.^oncciDon't follow the Bolshles. I have Sj'een here only a short time, and al-"ready I find evidence of the Bolshles here. The I.W.W. agitaUon is a German trick. The Germans tyy to itlr up discontent and anarchy through them. I want to warn the CanadUin orkingman against Bolshevism. We bare means at hand to obtain^ our Tights along constitutional lines. But ilon't,follow the Bolshies. They ate IPen It� a hurry. Tiey want to put Everything right in twelve months, g'hey are followers of Karl Marx. They �ull down everything, destroy everything, and have nothing to put in Itsy place. Bolshevism simply meanb mur-' 'der. That Is what they did in Rui-Bia. But'I have ,great confidence Ih Tithe Russian peasant, because his soul -is filled with 'the teachings of such an en as Tolstoy. In Russia the Biql-�shles de&troyed-. everything they got their hands on. Tliey, killed' every inan of intellect. Lenlne and Trotsky are the paid agents of .the dirty, filthy Hun. For the sake of liberty be sane �nd work along constitutional lines." DIFFICULTIES OF OEMOBILIZATION There are many people inclined to icensure the government because no definite deonobllization scheme hfas /been announced. But critics of the government, if they would only realize the divergent views on the subject "Of men who have been in close .touch \vith the aoldl^rs In the past lour years, would not be so hasty In their opinions. /'. Major-Gen. a. D. McRae-wants th� .oldiei-a brought ^back as auickly as 'possible and returned xo civil life. Rev. John Prlngle, an overseas r A. �t Calgary, thj^nks that If men Irf itumed loose with w year's pay in (|ielr pockets, and no Immediate pros-^fC!t Off work, that the country will ]) �w;amped in a very short time, and organizations tor their benefit tTWOuld be hard put to it to handle m. -. ^..'resident Thos.- JJoiigworth of the l|cal branch of the G.W.V.A. is In fa-^ of holding the men in the army, plowing each individual to draw his 4l8charge as he finds a position In jb^ life. 'jf;|k)me want the men returned by t^ides. Otherff wianfc them returned units. ^ ."^^f It-any wonder in face of all these 5|^ert opinions, that the government '||^ moving slowly before making a 4^1jilte decision? sponsible may be allowed to go scot-free. There are many ways In which the Germans and their friends are endeavoring to accomplish tbls. Thoy are crying aloud for food, asking for pity in their hunger, telling us that Gex^ man babies are , without milk, and otherwise trying to play on our sympathies in order tliat "we may have our attention 'turned from the crime of poison gas. the criuie of the U-boat pirate, the crime of ill-treatment of our prisoners who tell into their hands, the criniie of the murder of NursQ^avell and Capt. Fryatt and all the other crimes charged up against (he unspeakable Hun. It there were no oUier crime tlian that of brutal treatment of prisoners, that would be enough to steel the hearts of the allied people to demand punishment of Germany and the Germans befitting the crime. It is hard for us to realize the brutal manner iu which the Huns treated our own Canadian prisoners, but we have the word of Major Streight, speaking before the Women's Liberal Club in Toronto that, during the fighting in the Ypres salient when the Third Division was overwhelmed, after prisoners had been sent back a motor car driven by Germans ran through the lines of limping soldiers without warning. Under thft treatment one poor fellow fell: The major asked that he be picked, up. Instead of giving orders to this effect, two German officers-presumably under-officers-went forward and bayoneted the helpless man. The major saw this murder, and a similar one later on during the march. He also saw a prisoner kicked to death by his guards. This happened after the men were well behind the German lines, away from the. battle, so that there was no excuse that the frenzy of fighting was responsible for the brutality. It was plain Hunnish'ness," and the world will never be safe from such another outbreak of the disease until the perpetrators of the Great War are fittingly punished. This is no time for pity" for the "poor Germans." Just keep In^mlnd What";they would have done to tie woTld-had' they not been defeated. CHAIIONHAD ANELECIi The ex-Crown Prince is -proposed as �n lFish3ang,_, Ireland, always was fond-of'trouble. The Toronto Globe points out that the late Christmas shopper cannot complain it Ishe^ gets the early thumb-marka. v The Montreal Star denounces "the filthy tricks of direct bribery." Why not Include indirect bribery? asks the Toronto Globe. -Regarding the Kaiser, HoUand ma^ feel like Old Bill in Baimsfather's cartoon: "If you knows a better 'ole than this, fo to It" (From Our Own CorresDo(iaent> CHAMPION-. Dec. 17.-Red Crosg Notes: Work turned in-Mrs. I/. Sis-sou, 3 pair knitted sookp; Mrs. J. Cook, 1 pair knitted socks; Mrs. Mo-Dougal, 1 trench cap. Other articles- Mrs, P. Smith,'!; Mrs. P. Hardtsty, 2; Mrs. G. Orr, 3; Mrs. P. Johnson, .4; Mrs. F. T. Cook. S; Jlrs. Chamberlain, 6; Mrs. McDougal, 7; Mrs. G. "W. Harper, S; Mrs. J. P, Harper, 9. On Friday of this weelc an extended canvass will bo made for funds for the Red Cross. It has been found necessary to Continue to make appeals for the work in order to sustain the various enterprises in hand. These Include aeventeen hospital and con-valesceat homes In Alberta, ias well as those in tthe old country, carrying cto relief work in France. Belgium. Sei-bia, Italy and Montenegro: A hundred circular letters have been sent out in the district so as to-pre-pare the ground for. the. canvassers. It is hoped that this will be the last appeal for money for a long tinle. On Saturday of this week the ladies' aid of the church will hold' their annual bazaar and sale of home cooking. The sale will commence In the church at two o'clock in the afternoon. A good assortment of-useful and" fancy articles will be on view and those looking for suitable Christmas gifts will probably find what they are looking for at the church on Saturday. Beside the above articles' there will be home cooking for sale, and light refreshments will be served./ The funeral of the late Peter Maas was held on Thursday last In the afternoon. The funeral service wa^^eld in the church and was attended-by a large number of hla friends. Mr.'Maas �was an interesting character and was held in high esteem by everybody. In the absence of Mr. Cook the Rev. Mr. Telfer of Carmangay officiated.. Gn Wednesday of last. week-theLfour weeks old baby of .Mr. and ;Mrs. Clarkson passed away' after .a. .phort illness of Influenza. The twin baby is recovering from -a eimilar attack. The funeral took place at Champion on Friday. �, Owing to the danger of a recurrence of influenza it has be?n decided to cancel the proposed Christmas' tree and entertainment. Although  Champion is more free from the 'flu than almost any town in. the soutli 61- the province, the experience'" of other towns warrants us In taking every precaution. A daughter was born to ' Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, last week. Bot) mother and daughter are doing well. The result of the election for village councilmen on Monday ' was: Mr. C. McLean, 21; Mr. G. Manhardt, 19; Mr. J. P. Harper, 15. The new coimcil will take office at New Year. lieKpf-UP IN ;ASSlf G >^^^ FOn TJ^jB.BUSY MAN BbT.^S. Webster, who has bQeii torn-palled to leave Alberta because of ill health, baa sone to Prince Bdward Jal^nd, >yhere he.is supplying a M�th-odfst ohurch near Charlottetown. . Lieut.-Col. H. J>. Smith, general staff officer, of London military district, has tendered � his resignation' to the militia, department, to take effect January 1. fle is returning to legal work at Chatham. M.AC Toronto's debt is one hundred million dollars. On top of that it has Tommy Church as mayor and the Toronto Telegram as Bolshevikl agitator. piST NOT BE JNIEN.T WITH HUN 3ermaa propaganda is just as in-[ioUB today, as ever it was during Mnar and the people of the entente Jonf will be well advised to keep .fact In mind. The purpose of the Bda .� 'today- is, of course, to ifae allies if possible, to make qtiarrel at the peace table, in i'tbaiihe full penalty ior the 1914' -inay not be punished I>e4tulj and.that those directly re-; : In Saint Pancras district of London Pte. Comyns Carr is the Liberal candidate against Capt. Baniett, 'Unionist., teoth men have done their bit in the war.^nd the issue has settled into one of officer or private. Carr advertises himself as a "private," and "therefore appeals for the votes of all military comrades and their mothers." Bamett retorts that, although fifty-five years pli and unable to get to the front, he trained 4.5,000 men in musketry, including a thousand -snipers. Dr. Francis L. Patton, of Princeton University^ in speaking, at Toronto declared that it the British Empire and the United States chose to live together in love and harmony they could control the world, both civilized and uncivilized; that they could i)o-lice the seas and keep the peace against any other adverse combination. "That is something worth living for. something worth talking about, and if I were a younger roan I would not want a better missionary career thaii proclaiming this alliance," he exclaimed. Walter Scott's welcome to Journalism is evidently confined to those that agree with his views. In Moose Jaw. the News, the contemporary of the Times, t.'ie Scott paper, refers to a paragraph in one of Mr. Scott's articles which *s contributed from Victoria. B.C., as follows: Mr. Walter Scott then starts to criticize the article in the Free Press, but. before doing so he says: "I must stop writing within five minutes and race to the station to post this, or miss the mail." It is to be regretted both for the salce of Mr. Walter Scott and his readers that that traia did no'; start five minu'es earlier. The Nev/�/ evidently is not iu raptures over the contributions. fFrom Our Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Dec. 18.-Rathwell district was all excitement this week, especially the young men. just-because a returned soldier visited one '^of the homes accompanied'by-a minister, and-quietly took away the favorite ybung lady of the district. -But thid" is to be expected'from men who spent-two or three years in France with tte Trin-cess' Pats, get woundeSl. spend a few months in a hospital,-and are Invalided home. One who helped to win the war in Prance and Flanders, Is able to win a war at home, and he haB done it, and is now spending a QUiet rest in quarters known only to two, as they left with sealed orders. His comrades await his return, and will ^elp him start housekeeping in Maeleod some time nest week. W^-G. McGowan accompanied by his favorite minister drove to the home of Mrs. D. ,L. Mudl-men, where he was married to Miss E. Mudimen, with few witnesses,  and took the late train east. Mr. McGowan is principal of tlie public sphool, which position he held before enlisting in the Princess P^ts. Only one new case of 'flji has been reported this week from town, with two fpom the district outside. Many people are leaving for their homes in the east and south, to spend Chri-stmas with their friends, if it is only fine weather they wanted, they could get nothing better than Sunny .-Vlberta. The curlers at their meeting Monday night decided to add another sheet of ice to their rink' and began work on it Tuesday. The number of mem,-bers is still increasing. U.S.[1ASSYA [SSA ROBBED WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.-The American legation at Bucharest was found to liave been entered and robbed when American Minister Vopicka returned there from Jassy last Friday. Mr. Vopicka reported to the state department todw that goo4s valued at more than $100,000 were stolen.from 22 trunks, which had been .le'ft at the legation by Americans for t,afe keeD-ing. The seal on the doors wai broken and the legation bi^ilding seriously damaged. Germans ^re believed by the minister to have been responBlble. I^Ue-to tliS: jaHuenza epidemic, .Methodist mlBsidtaary reoolpts>to last 'week felt fSO.OdO b^low the same date last year^\MQanwblle, this year's ap-proprlatloiis irivolva an increased expenditure Lapprijaching^ f200,00D; The cost of iWlng-branch., of .the labor department' V a'ter an . Investlga-tion..>into-4he -pdca bping chargeid,. by inanutoctuir^rs^-o| ^s^da biscuits', .has come to ^he'decSiibri thaf fIfteeif bents a pound in bulk lots is a r^asouable charge for this commodity. Mrs. Paris Singer, wife of Paris Singer. New York, was granted a divorce in Paris from her husband. The plea of Mrs. Singer alleged misconduct on the part of her husband. Paris Singer is a son of the late Isaac Mer-ritt Singer, sewing machine inventor. The appointment of George P. Weir, M.C., secretary of the Saskatchewan Returned Soldiers' Employment Commission, to) the^position of organizer under the new co>ordinated scheme for soldiers' employment for Saskatchewan and Manitoba Is announced.^ The Canadian Pacific ocean services steamship Melita, one of the latest additions to the Canadian Pacific Atlantic fleet, launched in February of this. year, arrived at St. John, N.B., yesterday with a' large number of returned soldiers and civilians.' She will sail on Dec. 24. Out of 6,318 men accented for service In the Royai Newfoundland Regiment, there was a total of 3,757 casualties, Including 1,180 killed up to the sigming of the armistice. Two hundred and ten men were awarded military decorations for bravery. The regiment saw fighting in the Gallipoli campaign and Egypt and was transferred to France in March, 1916. Secretary of the Navy Daniels states that the United States lost 44 vessels during^ the war. Fifteen of these were fightliig ships, of which four were lo^ by submarine or mine and eleven by 6olllilon. Most of them were, small craft. There were 151 American merchant vessels sunk be ONE fiUNMei) PBK CENT rom The \var has taught tiusfo save and serve. Dorit \^aste food or fud If you eat tyheetf be sure if is the T^iole ^eat.DonY waste any ofit It is all&od ShreddedWheat isdie whote Tdieat,nothingwasted,notfaii^ thrown avv�^ It^^ fiidl and savel food, saves j^Har and^aves ~ milkor cream ori GIVE VERY BEST TO E SOCIALISTS SARCASTIC NEED 200,000 MEN WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.-Two hundred thousand men must be recruited for the^, navy next year to take the places of nren enlisted for the war who will be demobilized. tween August. 1914. and the signing of the armistice, of which 139 were victlma of subinarines. Riehard McCall  Oadwalader, retired financier and lawyer, died in Philadelphia, agiad 79. Mr. Cadwalad'e* was for many years a leader in the social and business affairs of Philadelphia, His family took a prominent part in the Revolutionary- War. one of his ancestors having served as guide to Washington's army in the attack on the British forces holding Trenton. In furtherance of the Dominion government housing scheme,, a committee of the cabinet, has been appointed to be known as the housing committee. It will consist of Hon. N. W. Rowell, president of the privy council; Senator Robertson, minister of labor; Hon. A. K. McLean, rice-chairman of reconstruction, and Hon. T. A. Crerar, minister of agricultiife. Mr. Rowell will be chairman of "the committee. Major P. B. Richards, second in command of District Depot No. 11, has been nominated ad soldier candidate for the Cowichan teat In the B. C. Legislature, the vacancy created by the res'ignation of Captain--W. H. Hayward. The nomination was made by the Duncan branch of the Great War Veterans' Association. He used to ranch on the prairies, and later was with the Royal Bank at Montreal and in Cuba. In discussing "Some Aspects of the Peace Settlement" beford the Canadian Club of Westmount, Que., the Hon. Newton W. Rowell -made a strong declaration in favor of Great Britain's retention of sea' power, and from the Peace conference he looked for three main results: A just peace; a League of Nations to maintain and enforce that peace; and the strengthening of the unity now existing bet-ween the British Commonwealth and the United States. - yif � Mrs. Amos H. B. Pinchot, wife of the well known opponent of militarism and one time leader in the Progresflive party, has Obtained an interlocutory decree 6f[divorce from her husband in New York. Mrs. Pinchot was Miss Gertrude -Minturn befopo her marriage. She separated from her husband a short while ago as the firtt step in her plan to divorce him. Pinchot is 45 year."? old. He was born of American parents in Prance. At 24 he graduated from Yale. He is a lawyer. The Dominion government has decided to establish a memorial war museum, wherein war trophlesj historical paintings and other objects of interest relating to the participation of Canada in the war may_ be suitably preserved and displayed, ^n order-in-council has beeb passed naming a -commission to be known as The Commission on War Records and Trophies, to report on the proper location tor the museum and for the distribution of a certain proportion of the trophies, etc., to the provinces, municipalitieB, patriotic societies and other bodies. The personpel of the commission is as follows: Sir Edmund Walker.^ Toronto; X. Q. Doughty,, Dominion archivist, Ottawa; Brigadler-Gener^^ [% .'a. Crulkshank, director of historical' section, general staff, Ottawa. PARIS, Dec. 18.-M. Dubost, president of the senate, told that body yesterday of his journey through Alsace-Lorraine. At the conclusion of his narrative he said: "The great ideals of right and justice., which justified "tour entrance into the war, supported us in our vicissitudes. I found these Ideals on that sacred soil, so -bloodily contested. We must give Alsace-Lorraine a good and secure 'administration. We are now at the decisive hour, on which will depend the security of peace for centuries. Fellow members, do not forget the martyrdom of Alsace-Lorraine." Stephen Plchon. the foreign minister, said the government's ideas of this subject -were the same as those of' M. Dubost. He declared he could find no better way to express his admiration for the unutterable faithfulness Alsace and Lorraine had shown for France tha"h to say that with France these provinces would find the security and liberty of which they had been deprived" for hali a century, and with which France surrounded all her children without discrimination. The senate passed a resolution, ordering the posting of the speeches of M. Pichon and M. Dubost throughout the country. ^ AMSTERDAM, Dec. 18.-The Cologne Yolkes Zeitung announces that "Comrade Metternich, otherwise Count Herman Metternich, a young member of a well-known fanjlly, has been unanimously ejected head of the people's marine division in Berlin." The newspaper, � which is a Socialist organ. � comments sarcasti-�cally. REFUSED TO RUN ST. CATHARINES, Ont., Dec. 18. -Notwithstanding the claim of the Labor party of an agreement with the United Farmers that tbe latter shall not place a candi,^atfl ^in'ine riding of St. Catharines for the. pfovinclal bye election, Reeve CoUardj Afv^lagara township, stated tqday that .a deputation of the Unltei^ Farmeri. waited upon him last njfht ^and aaKed him to stand. Collardj ,wbo Is, | Liberal, stated that he refused tp run,. HOW MANY BEAN^ IN T^E JAR? The Hudson's Bay Co. ia- giving away a 1100.00 Victory Bond tor the nearest estimats. "Brother feels Sick! He .? ; Wants a Candy (piucaret" . -;- \-k'J''- : ;� 'i To Mothers! You will avoid worry and (rouble by gprfhg your children Cascarets instead of nasty Castor Oil, Calomel and Pills. Children look upon Cascarets as Candy and never refuse them even when sick, bilious, feverish, constipated. Besides Cascareta j cost only 10 cents a box. - MORE SOLDIERS ON WAY HOME OTTAWA, Dec. 17.-The militia department has received word that two more vegspls carrying Canadian troops have left England for Canada. They are the Northland with 24 officers, 955 other ranks, and 77 civilians on board, add the Grampian, carrying 110 officers. 833 other ranks and 48 civilians. The Northland will, it.is expected, dock at Halifax on or about Dec. 23. and the Grampian at St. 'John, �probably the ,same day. There are one officer and 78 other ranks from Alberta on the Northland and threa officers and 42 other ranks on the Grampian. EMBEZZLEMENT SAN FRANCISCO,, Dec. 17.- The police announced tonight they were in possession of ?32,182 in cash and securities recovered from Arthur C. Davis, 21 years old, clerk, who has been taken into cusjtody by the authorities today on a charge of having embetoled approximately $35,000 from the East Side Bank of Portland, Oregon, where he was formerly employed. Davis was arrested tlirough the Instrumentality of Mrs. L. J. Baldwin. - a Portlp-nd police woman, who is in San Francisco on a leave of absence. FINE THING FOR APPLE GROWERS; OTTAWA, Dec. 18.-Officials of the fruit bran1.00-or over. TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued by this Qank | are almost an essential to foreign trayel. They are readily convertible into the local > ^^^^^^^^ will be given any branch. is�v� Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymqer, l\janager, J. H. S. Gordon, M�nagei^ Warner Branch - - - - - - Milk River Branch J. V. Steele, R^anagel Gbllections For Business Houses ffl? The satisfactory service which 'Th� Merchants Bank renders to BusinessHQUSCl, in the matter^of collecting Not^9, Pri^tft and other financial paper, is due to th* . number and strategic location of its branehe* throughout Canada, and the efficient Bystoip in force. Special attention ia given to oollectioiit j returns are promptly made and credjied; losses are often prevented by ^be caiDe and thoroughness with which we do thiv^pwrl' ofourworiL - l_h(ead Office: Montreal. OF LElrtBRIDGE BRANCH, monarch branch, nobLbfoiid branch 17 ;