Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUMli XIII. TWKNTY PAGES I.ETHBKIDGE, ALBEP-TA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1019 TWKNTY PAGES NUMBER 8 SRIIIIFT n u DULjLC I PREMIER BORDEN WON'T RETIRE NOW SIR ROBERT BORDEN HOLDS PREMIERSHIP; WILLTAKEAHOLIDAY OTTAWA, Dec. Robert Borden expects to leave Ottawa for a prolonged rest early in Jan- uary. His destination probably not he announced. It Is cgn- licfered advisable thai the prime minister's rest should be corn- icle, that he should bs relieved at all worry. Today, Sir Robert Is not so well. He was not at his office, this morning, although able to attend to Ills correspondence quietly at home. Yesterday's proceedings proved a heavy strain. Sir Robert attend- ed two prolonged meetings of the cabinet, the largest meetings, bjt- the way, he has held for som- months. Indeedj out of 19 mem- bers of the cabinet, there was only one minister of labir, who is adjusting labor ques- tions in Alberta. STRAIN RELIEVED OTTAWA, Dec. Robert Border's decision to retain the premiership has produced a calm at the capital in mark- ed contract to the uncertainty and excitement of the past few days. The effect o[ the announcement is to restore conditions to an even more stable basifc than existed be- fore It became known that ill- health might compel the premier to retire.from public life, because It Is generally recognized that not n great deal in the way of cabi- net reorganization Is to be expect- ed from the premier under the existing circumstances. The developments of.yesterday probably mean that the; govern- ment is likely to carry on pretty much as it is for the present. At least there is no official Intima- tion 25 to the retirement of any of the ministers and the feeling is that unless compelled to give up office to Ill-health or some development unforeseen at the present, they will Bllck to their posts during Sir Robert's prolong- ed absence front the capital, Sir George Foster being the sen- ior member of the privy council, will naturally assume the duties of acting premier should he cfc- ctre to do so. His health hns not been of the best, however, and It Is possible that he may not be anxf'ius to Assume the heavy re- sponsibilities which the post would impose upon him for a period of several months. Should Sir George not desire to act, the choice wouCd undoubtedly lie between Hon. N. W, Ro'-vcll, Hon. Arthur Mciflhen, Hon, J, A. Calder, or Hon C, J, Doherly. With the political situation back '.o normal, there is no reason why ihe calling of the r.sxl session should be delayed. Early Session Possible Jlarl Sir Hobert retired definite] parliament could not have mcl before the spring months, but them Is now no reason why the members should not be hfick in Ihc capllal In Kcbni- iry, as planned. The sessional pro- Emm does not promise (0 a nt.avj- one. IVIth (he prime mininjor absent from the capital, it can bu safely as- Escapes Assassin's Bullet suiDcd that no tlnal decision will be, reached in regp.rd to a permanent naval poltcr. It already baa been an- nounced ill at Ihc lima la not regard- ed as opportune for a general revision of tho tariff, and manufacturers and others have Leen invited to presont thc-ir vlo-rvs to the minister of finance in writing. Tljc budget will noi, therefore, contain Imporlant tariff changes and It Is not regarded as likely that luers will lie any great de- parture from Ihe other rnvemiL-pro- .duclng jiianR now in upcratloti, sucli. jiis llic Income and excise lure mailers which are now receiving I I ihc coHE Idcratios ol the minister of j finance. Autumn Election possible i j Unionists this morning express i opinion that tho government not.! cxppricnco great difficulty in lainmg a majority In the commons [during the approaching session. There be, they say, no desire- on 'tin- of uny party or group lo preclpi- lato a parliamentary cildiu, iuvoivitie n and a general election until ailer n-Dominion franchise atl lias been placed on Ibe sletute books niiJ probably not even then. Never- theless recent developments arc bn- licve'l to hare materially Increased the likelihood, ot n general election iieit morn particularly tn event Sir Robert Burden-not, buns fully restored to health and liemg crcntiuil- ly compelled to retire permanently from public life'. Declilon Announced OTTAWA! Dec'. Roherl Dor- rtcn will reriialu prJnie minister of Canada. This decision has been reached after considerable pressure brought to upon the premier by his colleagues and from various sourceB outside iho cabinet. However, while be will remain premier. Sir Ilobcrt's health ia in such .condition thit a prolonged reat from hla riulles la absolutely necessary aud lie will tsko Eisch rest as may prove neces- sary. In the meantime, It" la said, arrangements will be made for the discharge of the irhich oditc- wise woiiM no Incumbent upon him, Sir Hobort Issued the following statement to the Canadian 1'ress to- day: "Sir Ilobert Borden deslroa Ibat Iho Blluallon here outlined sbnll be placed before his supporters' In parliament am] he considers It essential that they slioiild approvn ot Ihe arrnnEement H'hlcli hl3 colleague.1) Jiare urged and which he lias Rccepled." He rt quests that the proposal which lie submitted lo his supporters at the gathering Just before be left Ottawa and some ot which have nnt lieen carried out, Ehould be presented to parliament and Ilia people after due- consideration of the advlro of Iho supporters of Iho government. isassination Attempt On Viscount French In Dublin Proves Failure Members of Crew of Urilish Steamer vivors are Picked Up Was Driving to Vice Regal Lodge When Shot Fired Instant- ly Killing Civilian and Wounding French Escapes I'ale Intended- for Home Rule Bill Soon. HALIFAX, N.S., Dec. three of the crew of the British steamer Manxman have been drowned at sea, according to leas messages intercepted by the Camperdcmn station hert this morninp. Survivors, of the crew are on Ihc steamer British Isles, due at Ntw York next Monday. Manxman Foundered HALIFAX, X. a.. Dec. cap- tain, first mate, fourth engineer, wlre- j less operator and SD of tlie crew the Driiish sleanier -Mausnifin ivcrc j drowned when ibeir slitp foundered j in mid-Atlantic on Thursday morning. i according to a. wireless message senij llimistcr of war iillll Ihc pl'C.S- out br Capt. Gore, master of Ibc rif Alsarr- sloimpr Brltisli Louc.1 for I U C at .USaCC, York, intcrcepied here will, aCCOrtlillCj to rcpoi'ls, SllC- DUBLIN, Dec. attempt was made at one o'clock this afternoon to assassinate Viscount French, 'he lord-lieutenant of Ireland. Lord French was driving between Ashton Gale and Phoenix Park and the vice-regal lodge a shot was fired: A civilian nearby was struck and instantly killed by the bullet. A policeman was wounded al the same lime. Lord French, however, escaped the fate evidently in- tended for him. MILLERAND FOR FRENCH PREMIERSHIP I'AHIS, Dec. (Ihivas) Alexander iMillcrnnd, fornici' VISCOUNT FRENCH Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who .was sliol at today as lie was driving to the Ylcc-Hcgal home, lla in commaml ol the Ilrlllsh Army in FrancL- anfl Flanders during the first year of tlic war. AMELIORATE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS IN FRANCE PARIS, Dec, relative lo ameliorating Ihe financial and economic situation will be elrtcrcrt at Ihc cabinet meeting tomor TOIS-, according to the Kclio tie Paris whicii says government will adopl EOine policy during Iho meeting. SHOP EARLY Only 4 More Shopping Dags Till Christmas Air Conqueror of Atlantic Dies; Plane Crashed ROUEN, Dec. Sit John Aleock, the first aviator to make a airplane flight acrou the Atlantic, died Ihll af- ternoon at a result of Injuries he received when hit plane crathed yesterday near Cotteverard, de- partment of Selne-lnferleure, Normandy. ATcockr who wai flying In witer plane, wai following the Selni at the lima of the accident, Intending to light on Ihe river op- posite the grand palace for an aviation exhibition. ILLICIT BOOZE AND FIRE CAUSE M1XUP JN NEW YORK TOWN MOOrVES, N.V., Dec. nrrcjl nt John F. Bombard, of Fnrl on a charfc ot Illccnlly bringing whiskey into tho United Stales from Canada the Indi- rect result of a (fro licro yestcr- dnr. Domtard, It Is charged, was driving nn aulo lostifd with smuf- Blcil whisker from Canada Ilirough Moorss.wlien tho tiro alarm sound- cd to summon volunteers lo flgM a flrr.. Unawnro of tho blazo. DombRrd thought the diameter of liH contrnhanil cargo had been (Us- coverc'l anil lhat Iho uelKhlior- liiiorl ivas arouseil to apprehend liim. HP. quickly put on high hnt llic t-nr piverveil Ihn whipkoy thn rontl, Ills orrost liy revenue oltlcera fnllowed. Letter Penned in Battle Forms Codicil to Will; CoL Sam Sharpe Writer TORONTO, Dec. In Flanders two years ago, while waiting to take his battalion into action at Paaschendaele ridge, the thoughts of Col. Sam Sbarpc, M.P-, travelled over the Ihouspnds of miles between his home at Uxbrloge and those he had left behind. the guns sounding in his ears, he sal down and penned to his, wife n letter which was lo form a codicil to hts will. He came through the battle in safely, but died In Montreal on May 15, 1918. The appellate division has now given Judgment approving the judgment, of tbe surrogate court of Ontario, which admitted the letter to probate as part of the will of "Samue! Simpson Sharps, soldier and because U contained certain Injunctions regarding Ihe disposal of his In other respects the letter was such a personal epistle as a loyal husband and soldier v.'oufri write to his wife on sued an occasion. There was a pos'cript to the Idler: "The boys are splendid and all fare the issues of depth with a calm- ness lhat IE magnificent I sm proud- of the The message said that all the other offlcers of reed Georges CIcnicncFun us Manxman, the chief pl'CnilCl' Oi Bleivard and 11- of Ihe crew arc p-iris oa board thu Dritisli Isles. ThVirlfclpps did not slate lhnl M- Millevaiul will, in KoiV the men" Io5t thelv "but it Js 'bey went down Attempt to Discredit R.N.W J.P. at Teg Trial is Not Allowed ship, though ihcre is R. pnpslblllly that they may have had titnc lo [akc la Ihe boats and thit these subscqucnly cay- sized. The Manxman, which was last re- ported at Portland, Maine, on Nov. 3P, was on a voyage to a Trans-At- lantic port and liecame disabled. The Ilriitsh Isles, from London, DPC. 2 for .Sandy Honk, sighted the dfslrcsse'l Wednesday and stood by her 2i hours, according to a vlrtlcss message, with a view lo assisting the Manxman to porL Storma Swerp Coast ST. JOHXS, Dec. Xciva reaching hern from (he nest coast slate tlial Ihc continuous slonns of lust week have caused havoc, at many pulnts, sweeping nway whan'cs. nets and other liBliing property worth lens of thousands of dollars. Schooner Mtsslng Anothpr Is added lo the Itsl ;or vessels already misslns o' destroyer! i in Ihe stnrrn with Iho announcement that notliini; ha? heen heard for 10 dnvs of the Rchooncr Lowell F. Parks, which left here on a voyage to Marys- low n, on Iho south coast. The schoon- er wag commanded by Capl. SuUon, D.C.M., M.M., C.U., nnd has fixe oth- ers (if R crew. Ship .Driven lo Azores ST. JOHNS, Mid.. Den. The local representatives of (he Red Cross Line announce lhat tho steamer Iluna. which left is'cw York for St. Johns li) day's ago with n full cargo of freight, ivas driven part way across Ihc Atlan- tic by the Icrrillc. storm of last wccfc arid has found shelter In (he Azores. The which should Tiave arrived here five days ago, received a severe drubbing; had her decks swept clean by the sea and lost one man over' hoard. Ixmg before tho port of re (use was reached the Hnna'a bunker WINNIPEG, Ooc. Ihc (tia counsel table during Lho ence of a crowdod court the counsel of Ihc trial, for the defense ol 11. II. Hussell failed] It wag staled today that there wag today In their attempt to Introduce mo Iruth in Hie report lhal premier oTldenro establishing alleKAtlona of j T. C. of Mantloha, and calls Tor help from coal was used nnd nil available woodwork had to he destroyed to fire the toilers and Ihe vessel into porl. Steamer In Trouble HALIFAX, N'. S.r Doc- Hcpeit- ibc bribery and coercion made against .t It.tt.W.M.P. In connection with wit- ness Marry Daskaluk. Daskaluk took Ihc stan'l nt Ihc open- Ing of the trial loilay ami was not al- lowed to give evidence tnicnlnicd 10 the Jury loivard the evl- liroivri, provincial treasurer, would be called aa witnesses In I lift trial of H, 13. Russell by the defense. The defense slnted they never con- sidered calling these men. Tho Ed- lkov.n referred lo pro- vincial sccrclary ot Ihc miners' union dcnco ol other crWn witnesses or "IR Albcrla. who ts to he cftlled. forco of which he had been her. U was ruled by Mr, .Justice Mel- ealfc lhal as the defense hnd forced his appearance on a bench warrant, he was their witness and coeW only bo examined on mailers directly con- nected Kilh the accused, Dixon Approved Strike K. J. Dixon, was called and testified that ho approved ol tho cral strike and acted voluntarily 39 a reporter for the Western Is'eivs during the dtslnrbnnccs. He produced voluminous nutcs of speeches he re- ported. Col Startiea. officer commanding the R.X.W.M.l'., Winning, n'iig present Hi liic court tli] ring the proceedings. AL the request of the defense, the accused, H. II. HuBsrll. was porrniltc'l lo leave Ihc prlfoneis" box and sit' ?.l Daakaluk on Stand WINNIPKG, Dec. Daska- Ink, wlrom a bench warrant Is- sued on Wednesday, nppcraTed flrsl witness this morning ot Ibc trial o' K, B. Russell, strike leader, IiasbaluVc ERM he Jolnfid the floj-al N'orlh West Counted Tollco In Aiarcli, 1019, and acknowledged giving dpncc at the preliminary hearing. He stfttod ho had veccKeu a subpoena (roiu the crown but had refused lo como and give evidence unlJ] arresled on tha bench warrant. Crown counsel objected to Mr. Me- Murray's nueatlon aa to why Daskaluk lott Ihc and Floberl Cassldy, defense counsel, argued Ihat IllOit tho witness was lo llic renrelitng crozr.-otymlntiilou nnd he to (juestlon lilm to discover (.Conllmicrt on I'Age II] .Slates shipping brtinJ steamer Toha, ashori! between Hetty's Islanrl anJ Prospect, on n voyage from Rotlenlani to Hampton roused marine of- ficlata at P o'clock this morning nnd sent lugs scurrying lo her aFslatnncc. The Tofca reported that she was ashorc on tho ircst rifle nf Sflmljro, tho graveyai.l of numerous vessels. lhat her position was dangerous and that lugs wore require 0. AUompta Tvere made to render every assistance passible, Ihc fcnr being generally ex- says 11 js asscrled ail- dilion Lo being premier, hoUHLib portfolio of minister of foreign Stephen Piclion.aLpi'cs- cnl foreign ininisicr, Is cring retiring from Ihc csib'iicl health, il is said Feared 494 Lost Lives; Sea Disaster Urilish Steamer Lienshing li Keyed lo Have Foundered Many Natives Drown LONDON, Dec. British steamer Liscshlng, tons gross, bound from Hongkong lo Saigon, Indo-Chlna, has been lost at sea, accordTng to advlcci to Lloyds from Saigon received here today. The dispatch said 493 na- tives and one European were lost. Thirty-sevcn natives were saved. PROPOSE 16-STOREV HOTEL FOR MONTREAL MONTRKAU Dec. the council iiicelinp ycslenlay supported Iho construrlion of proposed IS- storey hotel building on SI. Catharine street, rroposed by Mayor Martin, the debate was concluded by the adoption of a raollon referring Ihe question to a comrnlllce ol nldctmcn tor study and report. SEVERAL SHOTS FIRED Several shots are tsid to have been fired by Lord French's as- sailants. The military' promptly returned the fire and one of the assailants was shot dead. Tha body Layfby the roadside. Ambulances were immediately rushed to the spot. gathered Indicated that the aeias- sins fired from a field while the vice-regal party was passing along the road. The intense excilC'litnt prevailed whrn two tanki pasted through Ihe streets at about 2.30 p.m. Shot Pierced Car A numbir of men were hiding In a field beside Ihe road when Lord French ftiotored past. The first shot fell In front of the vice- regal party, but the second enter- ed the side of the car and anoth- er pierced Us. back. A policeman ading ai Escort vvaj hit En the fool. REPORT CONFIRMED.. LONDON, Dec. of the attempt to assassinate Vlicount French In Dublin was confirmed i this afternoon by the Iriih office. A late menage from Dublin Viscount French wit GANG OF ASSAILANTS A dispatch to the Exchange- Telegraph Company from Dublin that thj. trtPllants of Lord French and hli party numbered 15 or 20 pertoni. New Home flule Bill Dec. and Em- piro arc rife lr. Inspir- ed quarters that the outline of liis home rule intentions on Mon- day will'reveal a scheme much less ohjectTonnblo to opponents Uian aro the terms ot Ihe cabinet LIU which has sncivcu. Jt is even, rumored that (he premier has 'o face Itoslilllr (o Iris newest proposed solution from members of Ills raninet anil lhat Win- slon Churchill lias actually threatened (o as war minister. Churchill lia'l an Interview wilh King George on Tuesday, Trnlch gives color to tlio idea that some serious personal question was being discussed. EXCHANGE LOWER ,THAN EVER v NEW YORK. Dec. v on demand "hills for the pound sterling dropped 3 1-Sc at Iho opening of 'the market today, to J3.71 3-4, or G l-2c above the recoiJ low price. A premium of 7 56 per cenl, was quoted on YorX funds In Canada. Franc checha were six e'en- limes lower at the rate ol 11.4Q for the dollar nnd lire checks droppcfl 10 centimes lo f. tf .-j Christmas Cheer in Every Home Is The Slogan Of Good Fellows This Xmas pressed liecau danger of her jioslii life mfght ensue, of the known ficavy loaa of the Toka advised lhat ahe was afloat again and would rcrjulrc no further assistance. Fear Loufse Mautf Los! HAWFAX, N.S-, Dec. Is fear- ed Mial mtsfor'unc has overtaken (he small coitsl schooner I-oulse Maud. owr.titl In JcdcTore. followiriK a message yesterday ttic oU I anker Ilrlllsh Gpnor.il, which lind sailed from Halifax jcslcrdiy morn- ing for Holland, lhal she had picked up two men from the schooner. The wireless made no reference to Ihc vessel. Tlimish Iho Herald Christmas Cheer Fund did, not reach the JSOO mark lof.ay, Mils being Ihc firsl flay In a week that another hun- dred 1ms not been (lie fund now stands in n good poalllon to go over Hie lop by Chriatmis L'vc and trrcnk (he objcc- live F.ct. Christinas Cheer Is gointf to be tarried to many homes next week as a result of the splendid dona- tions ol Hie Good Fejiows who everywhere In the city and South- ern Alberta are walchfr.s to see llmt the amount, raised'will bo large enough lo do real good. home ID wiiiiDUt Clirislmas Cheer inia Xmaa is their slogan. There Is need of such a slogan, too, for tlioro arc homed where piteous nnpcals nrc sent to Clati3 not to iliu llltlc folks by. Ihink of Ihe. disaf- j'ointment n child's life C.laus falta (o put In 4 uiipcaranco. liiero be none such, this Christmas, and then let the fund reach such proportions, lhat Iherc Is some cheer left for needy homes in llic hard winter weeks The fund now slands: Previously acknowledged, .lean and Elizabeth Greig.. 4.00 Edna and Phyllis......... M.