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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETH^^i!;tW the Con-stltUilohal ' fiemoet-ats. He also calls attention to Wednesday's statement by Viscount Milner, the secretary for war, on the Russian situation, which, he says, was evidently intended to prepare the public for events to come. "Rumors'of an advanced policy against Russia are growing daily/' the correspondent says, "and feeling, not' only in-.^|abor quarters, iiut , in ^ commercial quarters, , too, has become tense about our . next adventure Irf'^Russla. The ?� share,' which America must take in any big attempt to overthrow the Bplshevfiki and reconstruct Russia, If' she takes a further share, must be a large one." Defeat Was Gi*eatest" Calamity That Has Happened Any Country in 200 Years LONDON. Dec. ,20.-Germany Is ruined for generations, politically, industrially and economically. Dr. Walter Rathenau, president of the German Gener'al Electric Company, is quoted as de-i daring to the Berlin correspondent of the Dally Express. : "(i Is the greatest calamity that has happened to -any country in 200 years," added Dr. Rathenau, vifho Is one of the larjgest employers of labor in Germany. "If the indemnity is high we shall have nothing with which'to expand>,our industries, and there will be a great tide of emigration, probably to South America, the Far East and certainly to Russia The result will be the Balkanization cf Europe." GONIUE STUDY May Crumble: Entirely, Leaving Allies -To Occupy , Geifwany FRENCH OFFICER KILLED IN UKRAINE Head of Commission to Investigate Jewish Trouble Shot By Soldiers Is Plotting With Other Leaders for a Counter-Revolutionaiy Move-Says Present Government at Berlin is Incapable^ Cjoyernment Wants an Explanation. ' Churchill Says it Will Not Be Safe Yet to Neglect ' These LONDON, C,^c. 20.-(British wireless service),-In a message of appreciation to the ma,nagers and 8taffs"0f the firms who haCe been 'engaged In the prdUuctlon of munitions of war, Winston Spencer Churchill, 'minister of munitions, says; "It Is to be,hoped that-wars on a large scale are now events of the past and that recrudenscpnce wlll^ not occur^ ^lii spite of this con-' fident hppe for some time-s\ long' time probably-It will not be safe to neglect the study of fighting -vyeapons. BERLIN, 'Qec. 20.-Evidently reflecting the views of the Ebert-Schledemann :;Brbup, the Vor-waerts takes the most serious view of the-Incidents of yesterday when t^ie'congress of soldiers' ^d-:.)sllirarkfnen's councils was Inyuietflby a party of soldiers.'' ir'accuses the extreme left .of" aiming to^ disrupt jjther cori-^�gress. "It must be. He^lared' opeiiiy," " says the newspape'f, "that there is danger of the whole government apparatus crumbling and the armistice and peace n^egotla-tlons being broken off on the ground that no competent Germaii gdvernment exists, and that all\ Germany will be'oceujiled by allied troops." ; . The Frelhelt,90n the contrary, says the invasion of the'congress could '1ie�xolained by the Indiana-tit>n-of '^he- seldiirs^ai the c�un- .^er-revelntlonary activities by the officers of certain troops. The demonstration by^^the soldiers was so in accord'witii the utterances of Ledebour, Elarth and other Radicals at Tuesday's session as to suggest more than a coincidence. GENEVA, Dec. 20.-Lleut.-Col. Henry Villaine, chief of the French commission sent to- collect evidence ecncerning the conflict between Ulcralne and Poland, has been shot and killed by Ukrainian soldiers, according to a telegram from Lemberg just received by the Polish bureau at Lauzanne., / "fhV'.JjFrench- comnTTssion "-sr'-rived atV.Lemb'erg during the recent tighting there between Polish and Ukrainian troops. It was, however, able to complete its Inquiry and was about to return to France when its chief was killed. Details as to the fatality are lacking. ' PARIS, Dec. 20.-Field Marshal von Hindenburg has telegraphed the Berlin government advising it of his Intention to form a new iroM. Six miles behind the neutral zone fixed by the armistice, according to a dispatch to the Journal from Zurich today. The government has asked the field marshal for an explanation, adds the dispatch, but has not yet received a reply. It is also announced that two regiments of"the active army will be sent to Frankfort.on-t,he-M�ln at an early date. The correspondent affirms that Major-Gen. Scheiisch, the Prussian war minister; Field von Hindenburg and Gen. Lequls (probably Lieui-Gen. Lequls), who is in command of the active troops in Berlin, are behind a counter-revolutionary movement. He declares the existing government Is manifestly Incapable of preventing the realization of thel/ scheme. ELECTIONS JANUARY 19 BERLIN, Dec. 20.-(Associated Press)-The congress of soldiers' and workmen's councils decided that elections to the national assembly ' shall J}e held on Jan. 19. Those opposed to the summoning of a national assembly polled only 40 votes out of a total of 240. _-i--.---0 -^Opfsosed to Socialists . COPENHAGEN, Dec. 20.-Dr. Gus-tar Stressemann, leader of the National Liberal party In Gerinany,;,iias ) Caught on the Fly "TWNTV-TWO. CITY empfoyee& went to the war. OJ that number two are dead and one has returned, name- AGAIN. FEB. 7 Unless Govt. Extends-Period in Which Remission of Duty Will Be Made Charges of Gross Extravagance Against Operation--,af.;Plant At Ottawa OTTAWA, Dec. 20.--Tho request of the Caiiadian Manufacturers' Association as recently expresseel, by a resolution passed at- Toronto that the duty on ��rm tractors be replaced, is excit- RENEW PRIVILEGES REMOVE WOOL EMBARGO MELBOURNE, Dec. 20.-(Router's)-The embargo oh the manufacture of woolen goods has-been removed and civilian orders are now executable. PARIS, Dec. 19.-(Havas)- The , Senate today adopted the bill recently passed by the chamber renewing for 25 years this privileges of the Bank of France, ]y. Captain Skelton. This leaves 19 ' ing some^iterest at the capital. Tlie ' situation'is that the duty has never been really removed but an order-in-, council passed on Feb. 7, 191S, pro-about $1,200 per year, oi- a; vided for its remission by the customs $22,800 per annum. At the \ department for a, period of one year. OTTAWA, Dec. 20.-Amazing extravagance in the administration of the government printing Isureau Is understood to have been discovered by the commission which is Inguir-ing into the cost of government printing, says the Journal-Press this morning. . � "It l.s understood that, according to the commission's finding, publications turned out by the bureau cost, in some cases, as much as CO per cent, more than would be the case if produced by private concerns; that the bureau i.s greatly over-manned, particularly in some departments, and that salaries paid in many casef! are far in excess of the scale of pay foi-the same work in prirat establisii-ments," says the paper. men who are likely to' come back. Only three of the vacant places were filled. , These men's salaries will average total of present rate of tax collection this ; In other words, tlie duty is refunded would require a levy of $38,00^0 per \ to importers of farm tractors not ex-anhum to meet it when due. How the . ceeding ?1,400 in value, non-collection might be spread over should no action be taken by the and balanced up later is a problem, government prior to Feb. 7 next, the It is reasonable to assume that re- duties on imported tractors, as well construction will entail some other gg (juties on'meat, cattle and trac-burdens- on the city if the Dominion : tion attachments dealt with in the government does not apt promptly, j oan^e order-ln-council, will again WEAiHEB High V 36 Low .....11 Foreoast-r-Falr; a little colder. ST C.N.If. May Undertake The BuildMg Maryfield Line When the war'put an , ehd to railway construction in the west one of the branch lines for which a charter had been granted and which was under consideration by the company was the MarytleldrLethbridge ilirancli of the C.N.R. with.a switch line along the border tbrougii the Milk Riyer country and west to Cflrdeton which .would eventually link up with the council'branch from Calgary sOuth through Macleod, Now that tlio war is: b,\'6r'tliQ gov-ernraont owned Canadian ^Nb^thern is being urged to "build this' line. W. A. Buchanan, M.P., some .time ago wrote D. B. Uanna; president of tho boc�I advisory committees are to ; company, pointing put the urgent need bo^estanlished by tho provincial gov-1 of the road to sprve-'tlve ebuntry east ernments where they see lit to assist. of Milk River along* the border, and ttie - superintendents of the' emplo.v- also to connect thecompaiy up witli ifjont BffioeB lu the discharge of, their. the great tlelira of' the-- Leth-dutjesi � ' 1 bridge uml Crows, Nest Pass fields. Mr. Bucliauan pointed put that hundreds of-farmprs had settled along the boundary in the belief that a railway was to be built by, the CN.R., owing to the fact that a charter had been granted and it appeared as if the construction 'of the road was- ininil-nent when they took up their land. These farmers are still mauy miles from a market, and in orde*r to keep them from throwing up their 'farms arid leaving the country it will be,necessary to supply them with transport tatlon'facllltres. ' ArisvVering:' Mr. Buchanan's letter Presideiit Hfitina of the C.^'�;R. states that theii' wlible program of construction Jsi now under consideration, ''We do-iict Itnow at the present time just >vhat we arg likely to'' undertnke in the near (future, but I am glatl to h?^ve your )etter,ahd decks piled- with bodies of BritlaU dead." - announced that the German people's party. In. which he has been active' since the revolution. Is absolutely olg�>-posed to a Soclal-Ceiiiocracy ^nd 'yjWv fight the Socialist leaders, aooorc|jngV to a iBerliitnewBiiapeB. received hftr^.' The e^nte'^vip^Pt^^K'baifibeen sumriwjried, |,tp a conference rvyWeh �will be-held - \ at Fi'ankfort on, jDecember 30.:, , -;, . No Confirmation LONDON, Dec. 20.-Repbrts^ fiioin -Copenhagen state that the .German,; cabinet headed by FriedrlcU Hberf ;^ iias resigned, but there is no confirma-' tion of them as yet. A People's League ' � ; > LONDON, Dec. 20.-"A people's league" has ))een organized in Beir-lin, says a Central News dispatch from Copenhagen today. The league's committee Includes Prince Max!-, milian of Baden, former Oeraan im-' perial chancellor; Hugo Haaae, Independent Socialist; Count von Bern-, storff, fonner ambassador to, the" V United States; Mathlas Erzberger, tiie Centrist leader; Dr. W..S.'Solf, former Oonnau foreign minister; Prince von Hohenloe-SchiUlngsforBe, the Aui!trian ambassador, and Car-dinal von Hartmann, arcUblshop - oJ CologTie. ' HIGH HONOR n PARIS, Dee: 20.-^