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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta mOFTHESEAS French Expect Announcement of Some'Definite Policy-r- ' Argue That Britain Won't Need Big Fleet Now. WILSON TO GET BIG . RECEPTION IN LONDON PAHIS, Dec. 21.-King Victor Rni snanuel of Italy left Paris at mid-nlfht on hderAtion of the conter �aca arrantfementB be^an in carn^Bt thit mornlnr' Prsmler Orlando and Foraijsa Mln-Ut.ar Sqnonto of Italy remained in l^Vla," but -will start for Rome toulglit, ^apeCttnr'tirTetAjrn: early In January. The milan king Vlll start on Sunday for Rome, going directly from Bolgiuni. Apparently the other uowers are looking to the United States to bring forth a concrete proposition concern-in* freedom of the seas. Probably (Me Amcate8 of .the -pUn, -Vpt ili^^&Mhiction^vw notitVone eieinyof the e4b EnSlind would,n*t require a.great fleeti as Bhe-could protect her Olstant posses-siona. by troops transported on ormed trWaporta. This' ia:Oiiiy,"pne of the pl^ns advanced to .>9|i6iv :;.tlie discus-lon, and develo|>-^th'o viaws o� other powers. . Count" Romanones, the Spanish premier, was in conference for half an hour with President Wilson last evening. It is reported that the premier invrted the president to visit Spain, bat BO oXficJal announcement a.s to Mr. Wilson's reply has been made. Premier Cieinenceau also conferred with thfl. president tor halt an hour durong the evening. . Tho'Sorbprine will confer an honor-RiT diagree Upon the president late this afternoon. Great Reception LONDON, . Dec. 21.--Arrangements are 1)eln'g made for an Imposing military reoeptlyJll attohiJ; ^iood.v ., At preseiit" ao Bitiiii^llBB; .waHWe"; seift �o-6ernMi%jUt�: firs^isaliet work of the aUie^': MliiiMlfill>tfilKl^lifcr-rbe'-ing submitted-to" the alliesi' 'it tliey approved thg.,convention, iji.n International cbntefehce should be' held, and he had reJlWon to ;000,000. ASHOM BE SINGER TH WANT LIBERATION OCCUPIED TERRITORY TO HOLD ELECTIONS Lethlridge Doing Nc [Christmas secret :" ��VliilG no appointment was made, it Is understood that the prohibitionists �re favorable to tlie ^dea. It (vas also decided to urge the government to adopt the original, sug-ge'fetibn of the executive to appoint an Indbperidont non-parlisan oommis-.slon to administer tlie act. The question bf tho calling of a convention was left in abeyance. OTTAWA, Dec. 20.-Alberta is now the chief coal-producing, province in the Dominion. This Is shown by.Hie latest official figures up,,to September so.' Hitherto, NSvd'.'^sSbtla;-* "has held first place, but/the figures tor the first nine months ot..the... year show that Alberta-has'-.tho lead on Nova: Scbtia-^'hy- abo'ut 18S,-006 ?, -tons. Up to the above date tho western provinces bad'Oiroduo^d tworthlrda ot all the coal mined ,.iai.Caaad�t-f> this year. To-date Alberta-Iiatf increased lier production over- last-yehr 'by nearly 40 per cent. This remarkable advance has been due to Uje restrictions placed on shipments ot anthracite coal to the west. In Manitoba, Alberta coa! lias found i. new and large market. It remains' to he seen whether this will be held toi anything like the same extent when.conditions become normal again. German Government Has Accepted Military Leader's Plan for "People's Guard". \Vhich Will Increase Army. P;Ams, Dec. 21.-(Havas.)- Zurich newspapers today printed a Vienna dispatch carrying the report that the Austrian govern-, ment "in order to avpid fresh disturbances," has asked the allied authorities to occunythe .Austro-Hungarlan capital. The sending of French, British and American troops for this purjpose was requested. IT LOOKS LIKE A DANGEROUS PLAN LONDON, Dee. 21.-:-The Ger- ' man government has accepted > Field- Marshal von Hindenburg'c plan to form a people's guare/, or national army, according to a I Copenhagen dispatch to thft'Daily Mall. - It is said that the German army under this plan will, ba a, stronger force than ever. All officers have received instructions to Iteep the details secret. Women will be employed for a,uxiliary services. ' -  .- Where It Will Mdet MUNICH, Dec. 21.-Dr. Luppe^ mayor ot Frankfort-on-Hie-Maln, announces that the German national as'at'Shubutni-i Miss., tonight and''lynched;^ ac-' cording to information rerelved in Mobile. Ail four are reported to have been hanged- frorr '-*tbe girders of a bridge spanning th�. Chickasahay river, --� Vulcan Man in Play Was Stabbed By Friend, andvBled tQ_ Death Held for trial on a charg^ot nfan-slaughter following- the. deaS of'his best tj'iena under peculiar -clrouin-stauces, George Tluuter, ot Vulcan, is trying yet to figure out how l6;aU happened. , ^ According to the story given The-Herald this morning by the provincial police. Hunter and his friend, CharleS' Thomas, both .of Viilcan, went into a: store In-Vulcan on the evening of December .17>^ to have a lunch. U.ni)-' pears that- Hunter had a very sharp knife with which he was cutting ^ome, cheese, "rhomas came around ^ trora:' behind tha'counter and in a playful-way made ais it to push Hunter away. Hunter, in the same spirit of tuu, pras'oiitod" tlie point of the knife' towards Thomas, and in some unao: ' countable manner an artery was ,^ev-ered, aud.Tlvomas bled., to death. � i 7t _is understood that Hunter-did ills best to staunch the flow ot blood; , but itindlng he^coula do nothingUie called- a doctor and. then toId..'.Jh� whole story to the prpvlnclal police,* 'An inquest oyer the remains of thov victim of the accident was held,;: and , the result was tjiat Hunter.'laj;%w: under arrest on''a charge of �.'r**''' slaughter.'' Hunter is deeply grj_ ^ over the tragedy, and his. frlendsftii'^v satisfied that h& will be exoiieriie^j' 1VEATHBB ^ Maximum - ....... Minimum .____ . .. Forecast-Pair,-and CQtdfr,' .....,,..-.,,>/ � � :.^^'^H-;?.:v?^is 3706 ?620 76 ;