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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE POUR THE LETHBRIDGE the � Ictbbrlbae Ibetalb ' tl>l?rt&fle> aiberta DAILY ANO WEEKLY Proprietors and )>ubilthers .THK LETHBRIOQB HERALD PRINT ; INQ COMPANY, LIMITED S2S 6th Street South, Lethbridge W.� A.- Buchanan President &nd Managing Director John Torrance -  Business Manager TELEPHONES Bualncta Office ........... Editorial Office .......... 1252 1224 .15 Subacriptlon Ratea: ci|Uy, delivered, per week ... , , ^, Jteily, deliveredi per year ......|7.50 B�ily,,by mail, per year .-.iS.OO /Weekly, by maU, per year .fl-" ^W;eekly,.by mall, per year to U.S. � fZ.oo bates of expiry of subscriptions ap: pear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date Is our authority to continue the sub-scription. DEMOBILIZATION SCHEME J8 VERY GENEROUS " After hearing many schemes advanced for demobilization of the Canadian army, the- announcement of the definite plan, adopted on Saturday should convince! the public that the Dominion Government has taken a very wise and generous step. The plan is to discharge soldiers as rapid-If' as they can be brought home, and tq provide for, them for a period ot Eix months by giving them double pay tor six monlhs after discharge, to be 'viiA in monthly Instalments. '"''We doubt If any other government lias been- so generous in its dealings with the soldiers who have fought for ; the safety of'- clvinzatiOnl' Cer^in it 'is,;Uie/home government in the Old has not dealt so generously with Its ?oidJ8r8,_ for^~there only three linontiis' regular pay is allowed as ijost discharge pay. V Tb.^ plan announced seems to the ^Berftld- to oambine the best features i|of all thfe plans put forward for demo-rljillsktion. Some wanted the soldlera ;;aield In the army until such time as eacb individual could find a job which wodld absorb him into civil life once Viore.: . But this would have tended towards restlessness. Others wanted the gbvenunent to give* one year's pay. 'This:-ip^ would probably have .been Ui^^b^^f. not been that the pay was'ao'sm^that its receipt month by month  by li soldier who had not located ^.idb ,would not have' been fenoufif to \mee^;hiJt needs. But the ac-i^cept^plM-leives.the soldier free to 'set Xjghjiie^ 0.7 after he is dfscharg-1 ed i:.4e.caces,ta do so. and his double ipay. ��jiu go i?Shbttld.-he'inot find a position Vh� *ijl-have his living fairly well iguaranteed jfor six'months.jand It is . grejitly'fb';be hofted that, within that >tlme,--Cajiada, wfli-have proceeded so ��tax In reconstruction that means of ^earning a HvelflioOd will be available to every one of the .boys. As It Js ex-t'fpected that demobilization -will cover , fhe.whole of >19i8 at least, it will be r leen that the last of the post-discharge {.'-pay -will not, be disbursed to those last rdischarged untU-^the middle of 1919, : ^snd if Canada's resources are what we think they are and proper attention is ^pald'.to.their, development, we think tfl^ere should be do anxiety whatever .over demobilization and tie re-estab-iltthment of soldierg in civil life. i Ojie oliher feature of the demobilizap Ition plan which is worthy of praise is ithat'the government (has not over-: jlooked; the case of the soldier with ttjepeudents. Special provision Is .^jpade' for him. The minimum monthly ; jalWwance for six months aifter his discharge is $93. Pears for the well-be-?ing of his family during the transition '4 Iperlod should therefore be absent and .�li^he i^ould feel encouraged to under-�^'^take the task before him with a light . jf^iiheart. � -;| The plan applies to all those on  vMie muster roll of the army on Nov. i^i^flltti. There may be a tendency on the .>^|part of those discharged before that yate to feel that they have been dla^ �J^jcriminated against. But they will re-^�merober, we feel sure, that they came , >i^hame when Canada was at the height , (tcof her war prosperity, when Jobs wer� '|v�fairly easyjjbo secure. They will have i-;been estabHshed in pracUcally every , |^|owe, adi will not have been forced to  5g;ifflW8t the' competition for positions ^Tjrilch'WIH meet the boys later on. flf lAltog^ther the government's acUon J _ ^Vlj a i^ood augury for the demoliiliza-p'WUon j^nd*;recon6tructIon period, and K SfbonJ'd, -we think, result'in a feeling i( Bcouragement among 4.he boys arebelsig treated as -well as ^.jiisirouinstances will allow. True, there * _fl,Te some matters,wblcb tend to miake t(ie veterans restless; such as dlfficui-0!m:-^\^ pensions, the alien and ^"Tlineatlon. But the govomm fl^^-#t *,|eslre8-^j^prdo -righ^ ^vBOBri, and we are/certain the sire. Encouragement of the govern-n^ent for its efforts -will, therefore, we feel sure, be forthcoming from the Great War Vetetans, while there Will be a tendency to check imconsldered criticism In smaller matters a;rfecting the eoldiers until the government has had time to apply a remedy. Altogether Saturday's atfnonnice-ment has cleared the atmosphere of many of the troubles which we had been warned would attend the demobilization period. What remains to do now is for us all to urge upon the government the need of undertaking great works, so that when demobilization is over we ^hSll have passed through that trying period with a minimum of unresti- and be -^iiv a better position than ever as a nation to take the place in world affairs the boys of the Canadian ^mlf have won for us on the field of. battle. 1 SOME INTERESTING INSIDE INFORMATION Mr. Arthur Holman, editor of the San Francisco Argonaut, who recently returned from the -n-ar fronts, whither he went as the guest ot the British Government, is contributing to his paper a series of "articles upon his experiences of' the war. In the last issue of The Argonaut he concludes with the following bit of in-' side information: , In this .paragraph I shall move ahead of my general, theme to exploit an interesting bit of inside information which came to me -.in Paris in the last days ot September. At that date the German line was being forced back by a series of "cylinder blows" - the phrase is Foch'-s own-but there was as yet no public indication that the day of collapse so near. Talking one morning was with a man so highly placed that-^ls name must not be mentioned, I asked what would happen if the Germans were to propose peace upon te-rms "including evacuation and reparation of Prance and Belgium, surrender of Al-sace-Lorrain6, evacuation and recompense-of Serbia and Rumaala, internationalization of the Dardanelles, abandonment of colonies, etc. "Oh," he replied, "all' that was offered sixty days ago. Now for more than three months we-havebeen busy behind the scenes in Informal talkfests and they have' yielded everything excepting Russia. Russia Is their one hope of sa-vlng something out of the -wretjk.'i and they aJe persistent In appeals for a free hand there. Of course it will not be ^nted. They are beaten -how Ijadly only themselves know -and it la only a matter of a little time when they must throw up their hands and accept -whatei^er terms the.conquering Allies may im-,i pose. 'Wle shall be .'generons; itlUs: impossible to be just for the reason L^hat for a generation to come G^er-inany -will not be. able to pay thek bill of her destruction and cruelties.'' Continriing, he said: "The latest Bpche project is the shrewd one of surrendering to the United States. They count on your President's propensity for discussion. The iope is to Inveigle him Into a correspondence and ultimately to make of your govenunerit an Intermediary-a species of diplomatic agent-in dealing with the European Allies. I -will not," he continued, "conceal from you the-fact that this project ^ves ns some'uneasiness. It is not � time to enter into parley -with Germany, but rather a time to follow the precedent of your great soldier. General Grant, in demanding unconditional surrender." Thus .it -will be seen that something more than two months . prior to the request for an armistice Germany was' bargaining for peace. Surrender came only -with exhaustion of her powers. How nearly successful the effort was to draw the United States Into a.false, attitude we have seen. Only the universal protest which followed President Wilson's first note in the matter of the armistice saved us vfrom , the humiliation which, would have followed if that fatal "propensity for discussion" had "been-permltte^'to-Tun its course. - Hungary has delivered the first real stroke against 'secret diplomacy by appointing a woman ambassador, remarks the JNew York Evening Post. "(From Our Own Corr�8�pona�iit) MACLEOD, Deo. 21-The interest in Irrigation in Macleod is being, revived, and the first meeting- was held In the town hall on FridBy, when a good attendance of farmers listened Willi much Interest to Mr, Peters as he described the advantages of irrigation, in that they would have a crop of feed and grain every year toy haying an irrigation ditch,, with an entire system covering miKsh of the farming land in the Macleod district. This is at the present time thought feasible If the present plans can be carried out. These can be carried out with the cooperation of the farmers and o^vners ot the .land. An outline af the lands to be seiTod by the pro-posed plan was given, and after answering manf questions,. a imntttee was appointed for the northand also one for the south 'of the river to have the necessary peflfions' slgiied and sent to the department through our member, H. M. Shaw", M.P." Another meeting will be held at a latet date. During the past weejc some ol bur boys arrived home from the war. Among them vrere" Percy MciFarquer, who enlisted in the - Medical. Coq)s in 1915, and on arrival in England' -was transferred to the Strathcona Horse, where he remained, and-of-which he is still a member. He -was in the many engagements "that the Strath's took part in, and had many ioarrow escapes, but ended,"up at the taking of Cambral, where he received a sliisht woimd and -was sent to England, arriving there a few days before the armistice wa8> aignedv He came over on the Olympic andr had a fine trip, -with the exception, of a slight storm, but that, he � says, was ,y HERALD MONDAY, DECEMBER 23,.1918 machinery and'of raw ,400,000. demanded- ^^jflit^Kfq^itlih ^tmde; ui^-Ions alter p�ac�';'  "" � r I r-�' Dean jB. Jirgelhas been^dtosen preSldent.ot Ui^ TJi^jrerslty bt Wisconsin. " ' � The American: Jewish congress declared for a; If {wish icommon wealth In Palestine under the trusteeship of dreat Britain, acting on behalf of such a league of nations as may be formed. .;� r vi; :. � - /  ' A first inquiry by the Central Indus-, itrlal Commlttee^bt Belgium estimates.! out of Incompatibility, in which feel-thp damage caused by military opera- Ing over the war was tho chief factor, tlons and the removal of Important and there is no other man or woman nlaterial at , A>re8ojMtion*b}*,the Indian Assocla-tlonWt. Nairobi asks that Gor^v>itn East Africn'should be'reserved for Indian colonization umler the direct 1 control ot the Indian Qovernment. ^ A ttnardecreo-of the French Oourla has been" issue^ferantiiiig a divorce to James Hazen Hyde from Martha Lelshman Hyde, daughter of John K. A.iLelshman, former American am-bsHsador-to Berlin. The divorve grew Involved. The wl^e; althbui^i not bpo-Qemmn, ^-liaA a itrong^ Jerson# *t-taohmen.t'for aerman,v, because of her residence ..there, whon^lier father was ajAbabeadbr, ;aiid because hol^^ sister, the wife Of-rthe-Duke of droyj Is still there. Mr. Hyde, who iias boon a resident of Parif; for. many years, is ardently pro-French and frequently was embarrassed by the remarks of his wife concerning the people of Germany. : A disagreement resulted and reaciied such a sta'to last spring that the''wiifo. took their son' to Biarritz. There was an exchange of letters be tween the pair in whith they agreed to separate. Mr. Hyde\ has feiven hlfi former wlte $20,000'outrlght, and plac- ed in the hands of, trusteekf^roper^r which will yield her $30,000 A yOar for life. Upon her death-u'e property gdes to the son. . The. couple were maVrjed four yoar|) ago and .hate one child, who ifivto divide'his 'time-equally between the father 4md the-iMtner. HOW MANY YARDS prSILKINB ARE IN OUR SHOW WINDOWr Rylands * Oo. are iMbc away a, Fur Coat worth tlS0,00 Free for the nearest estimate. AJs6;lhree .other valuable prim. A ooupon, with every - sale ot |1.00 or OTer. An eastern paper urges reconstruction In the nation's kitchens. Has it never heard of boarding-house hash? asks the Edmonton Journal. litiw;)s'solid in support of that de- , Instead of. plotting 'to regain his crown, Bill ought to be glad to retain the place where the crown used to be, Is the conclusfpn of the Washington Post. There is certainly need of the housing policy in the constituency in Glasgow, -where Hon.-Geo. N. Barnes is hayJQg a lively contest with an out and out Bolshevlki. No wonder from the following description of conditions in that section of Glasgow, that there is a Bolshevik! sentiment there: The "Gorbals" Division of Glasgow,' which will presently have to choose between Mr. Barne?, Li.aJ>pur member of teh "War Cabinet, and John Maclean, Bolshevist ex-Consul, is wholly a working-class district. A fe-vi- minutes' walk across the river from the centre of Glasgow's civic and business life brings you Into the midst of a de-presBing, congested area of fish-shops, factories, filthy streets, and hideous crowded tenements. The slimy roads aire full of unwashed urchins, BOme barefooted and many ill-clothed. There Is an open space along the riverside, wh}ch^.9eems to. attract nobody, but biay^ad that" you Tiiay*search"the 'ifrhole district In -vain for a sarden. or'even a tree. ^ nothing compared -with some of - the things we went through in .Prance. Teddy Palmer, who joined the, 191st, was also welcomed home, and/'while looking well, he is suffering from the effects of some; pf. the. .engagements he was In, and is glad'to be home. Lieut. Patterson; and Mrs. Patterson were passengers,; and all speak very highly .iof the manner in which they were handled'an:^eii'way Only three and a half hours elMsed from the time the boat' doeKe*-until they were on the train and moving west. , . '' On Saturday the iadie8'".^di of the Methodist church held a 'sale, of work, served tea, and In the-eVenli^ gave a supper. The .'proceeds of the whole entertainmeht-'werfr; fully 1^ to their expectation^. .The -Methodist Sunday school, whidh'lias' bisen closed since the iflu started;-wilU toe opened next Sunday. 1. . . Services in the churches were Sail of Christmas . and its opportunities, a real Christmai. as;we:4OT^ not-hkd since 1913, a peace on eami'snch-tas the world has never: kno-wn before, a peace that will be lasting and -wUl be enjoyed by all the world.  J' Mr. M. S. Mills, who has been ^accountant in the Canadian Bank ol Commerce In Macleod .for. several years, has been made manager �f the new branch how-ifeenihi^-at-Drum-heller, and has been removed to thatfj important to-wn. " 7 H. M. Shaw, M.pi., twas-in.-Macleod during thff week Jittending the irrigation meeting..... ' The coming event-for the..closing of the year will toe the banquet for the returned soldiers' and" fnose who were ready to go. from thd training camps. This tvIII be givenby the I. O. D. E. and Rea Cross on Monday evening, December 30; After the banquet an entertainment will %e given in the to-wn hall, whej-e-the men -will meet their friends and have a .good time. - , - � . - The closing .jneeting of - the old council was a very happy affair. None of the did council ,will .appear.- In the new one for 1919. ' Sales in town property continue. Farmers whp have had good crops In the past years are buying ho.mes in Macleod. Dr. Fansett leift- for -Spokane to spend Christmas, and als.o to remove his household furniture^'to Macleod, where he -will make .bi8-;hqme..;-,' A number of young people ' from town drove out to Spring Point on Friday evening for the; school-closing entertainment and had" a pleasant time. Including a couple of blowouts on the way, but it was only �ero weather. Saturday the medical health officer reported only one case of flu-inth* town of Macleod. , IICKED UP IN -ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN In consequence of demobillzatibn, the price of horses in Sweden IJas; declined, about 25 per cent.'' November 28 heijc?if