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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA^! THURSDAY; DECEMBER 2G, 1918 NUMBER i: REVOLT REPORTED QUELLEg WILSON LANDS IN SCHEERE ON BUSH SOL Greeted'at Dover by Duke of Connaught-Great_.CrowdS Wekome Him-Dines With ^h|B Kingi � \ LONDON, Dec. 26,-Preaideift ,an(l Mrs. Wilion are in Buckingham 'Palace thftuafternoon after a journey from Calaisrto:�ondon, during vhlcli they! wei'o accorded all the honors ' ever giren royalty. NeVer has a royal progress, except those of great national ' ceremonies, excited such interest here as the .'first state Tisit of an American lu'esident. . The drive of the short procession from, the station to the,- palades was made throughjCreetB lined with guards of reglmeiUB in khaki. Fresh flags hung overhead and covered the huild-iugs,' while windows, balconies, side-' walks and open spaces were filled with, people, many.of whom wore the American colors. ^ Ifc was a, brilliant iBpectacle, F/ret came the sovereign's escort of trooi)8 USE ZEPPELINS TO . CROSS THE ATLANTIC PARIS, Dec. 26.-OiMrmed Ger man Zeppelins will be cvhverted into merchantment to ply'between New York and Hambupj, according to the Echo de Paris, which aya that it hat received its information from reliable sources. AGREiVICTI Herald Fiind Near$140J) --/ The Herald's Christmas fUnd total late Christmas Eve had reached $1369.41. This amount was turned over to the Nursing Mission today. Half of It was spent'for the hampers for families on Christmas. The other half is being reserved- for a relief fund for these families for the balance of the winter,  The final total of the fund is $1369.41. A friend sent $r to the fimd late Chriatmas Eve. The donation of Jack and Dorothy McCaftery read ?3 In-^he paper Tuesday. This should have been fo. This makes the total as above mentioned. ARRJVEO THIS MORNING � ? � ..... Itfe Its decoration and LONDON, Dec. 26.-Discussing editorially Sir John ^ollicoe's forthcoming visit to' tli* Ddmiiilbhs to advise on navalj matters, the Times recalls that id Canada- the question of naval policy was aomifS�ident �f he'Diiit^, of Cdnhaught, with Ms" suite, acbdinpanied by John W. Davis,' the American, ambassador, Karl Reading, Bjitish. anihassador to the United States, Lord Herschell and the mayor of Dover, were on the pier to meet'the | visitors. The mayor presented an address of welcome to the president. President Wilson then reviewed the guard of honor from the naval garrison o^ Dover; The scene in the harbor as the presidential vessel, entered was an animated one. Airplanes and seaplanes in large numbe^^ circled overhead' while the warships in the. harbor which . joined the shore batteries In firing, the salute were'gaily decorated. As President. Wilson walked to the train a 1 dozen girls, wearing the American, colors, strewed roses in his path. All this time the aii-planes had .'been ^hov6rlng over the pier and the station and-as the special train-bearing the president headed for the capital the 'airmen also headed for London, accompanying the train all the way. , Iiin-eply ^to thp address of welcome. President Wilson said: - : . "We have come through many serious times together, and, therefore, can regard each othei- in a new light as comrades^ and associates, because nothing besides men together passing through a like condition can reach a common unieratanding and a common purpose. It Is therefore wlth^ deep emotion and great gratification (that !� find myself here, afforded the. opportunity jof' matching my mind with the itiinds of those who with a like intention are proposing to do the best they can and that can be done in the great settlement of the struggle.", > Will Make One Speech ON BOARD PltESIDBNT WILSON'S SPECIAL TRAIN EN ROUTE TO CALAIS, Deof 26,-(By the Associated PreBS.)-^At least one 'very important address may be expected from President ^\yilBon when he Id in England,  It''may'define his line of thought more clearly on the issues in which Great Britain is so deeply interested.' He will take the dppor-tunityito do tills in the course of conferences he will hold with Premier Lloyd> George* A. J. Paltour, secre-Ury'vlor foreign affairs, and Andrew Bonartaw. kiiS?-^,*J*tw th&fooa'iadministratiou-.annauhcedto-niy.wnen a -^^^ ^^^^ hereafter 180,1000_ tonft-m supplies, including clothing, wouiai be shipped to Belgium each month.. As' j this program will , require 160,000 KJpurBtfBp of the Sinn ,_______ing; to ;one of .their moiitviirOmlttint'J'ieaders/^^. i^^ to con-,, .,r. ,,, ^�,,i,, .-ii -Arti voke, L in*, natipnalist assemb.y, aeadwe.gh^t tons^o^^shiT - addi- ter, tp^the relief commission, ajjpllca-tioii for additional tonnage has' been made to the shipping board. � eariy in January.'Tli^ a.i58-embly would! tio" to the a40,000 tons now on char-draft a national'constitution for Ire- -"'""^i"'"" """Hr^n-land whiefa would be laid before a conference of all nations. Complete separation, and a republic wholly Independent of Great Britain is proclaimed by some Sinn Fein-era. . > fliiTASE ORWltSlKE OTTAWA, Doc. 26.-Two, more transports carrying vCanadlan troops are now ou their way across the Atlantic, according to advices received by the militia department. They .are !the Carmania, with 3156 persons Jon STRATFORD, Ont., Dec. 28.-Pol-lowing a meeting of the Machinists' Union and the Trades � and Labor_____ ________.......______ Council, appeals were sent to the mil-''�board,""of"whom 3050 are 80ldier.s, and Isiter ot justice and the .minister ptjfjjQ isunisian, with 93a on-board, of labor asking that Arthur Skldmore, wl^o is serving 30 days in jail for having objectionable literature, "Cau- wliom 535 belong to. the C. B, F. The Carma;nia will, it is expected, dock at Halifax on the 29th and the Tuni- adian Forward," in his possession; be gja_^ g-j-gyt tiii^jj January^ ' Un efeared at once. . .official advices state that the large � The minister that unless Skidmore is released a strike will be called. Definite word of this is not available, but it is understood that the local union has received authority from the internaytlonal union to str:kG. �\ATiether other unions 'Will join or npt remains to b�>seen." AMERICANS FLEET "^IN HOME WATERS NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-America'* fighting fleet from European wtitr; ^includlnfl nine auper' dreadnoughtfi with the Pennayl-V9nla> flagihip of Admiral Mayo, commander of the fleet, as escort, wltrt^rriyo off Nsw York harbor Just in tinieto liead the grsat peaice review :b/;8ecretary of the Navy DRnieJs, "fhureday morning. THE .WEATHER Htoh ..........V------ Low  ').�. .. ForecBst-Fair; no ^hango.' 35 12 ME5XIC0 CITY, 'Pdjii Sffl-Extraordinary powers in fiif^acial matters have been: extended to. Presidbbt "Carranza by the~ cbambep'of'deputJiBS. This action was taken afterl&e.presldent had sent a message'to. th� chamber butlin-ing the necessity f^r.su'oli powers. Uhder the :neW',authority granted, President Oarrapza^lSs expected soon to issue a decree r.Bmbvirig until June 80,'iSlS, import duties'on foodstuffs, articles ot primarjr becesslty to the country on agrlbultural! Implements and Irrigatldn .machinery. ^ ,. Consiltutiona/1 Toforras-^'fiave been proposed by whlch/the force of several aeotlons of the ^'mver, tl^rquW^Jjgt;,',.^e"'world...has befih 'altered.^-�'.'rhe'Briti�h admiralty in the years before 1915 was compelled to concentrate all its available ships against Germany In the North Sea. -ThVit threat has been faced and its VANCOUVER, Dec. 26.-W. C. Find-lay, former commissioner under the Prohibition act in British Columbia, is back in 'Vancouver today. He will be the, .star witness at the inquiry before Justice dement into the operation oE the alleged whiskey ring. He may possibly be called as the first witness when the investigation opens tomorrow..' ^ Fludlay, It was ui^j^er^tood, has agreed' to lay bare everything vjn -i prciiiii)�'i^'-:pt"irijmuttity;' from', further -prcKJeciitioii.'.lie will leTl the 'whole story; according "to-a report from Victoria today. , ' If Flndlay had not voluntarily returned he would probably have bean arrested today. Leaving Victoria nme danger/exists no longer. The conse-, . i - ^ ^ - , a ^ �� quences of its destruction will be one | ^ays ,?go, he stayed several days in ,(. fi,=^,^.f!o-= c T,i,r. T^i. Seattle and then went to Portland. of the questions which Sir John Jel-licoe-will have to discuss with "the Dominion governments. We will not anticipate that discussion, except to say that concentration of the British striking force at sea in home waters, undoubtedly gave a powerful impulse to the Australian determination to create a local fleet unit. Mean'while Sir John Jelllcoe's mission is particularly welcome i)ecause it shows a 'close' touch is being maintained between the admiralty and the Dominions,, JThere were signs | before the war- that relations between them had become lax and more tfiaii once there was approach to real friction." REFUGEES FROM CHILE LIMA, Peru, Dec. 26.-It is es-timated that 3,000 Peruvians have fled from Chile to Peru and Bolivia "during the psist month as a result of the crisis between Chile - and Peru. Every steamer from the ,sputh is bringing scores of fugitives; Dispatches from llo, south-. efn Peru, report that a Chilean airplane flew over that port on Dec. 21. *i IN ARDENNES REGION PARIS, Dec. 26.-President Poln-care spent Christmas Day in the Ardennes region, the last portion ot French soil held by the Germans, 'and wrested from them in the closing days of the war. Tfhere It is said he used the name of J. H. White. � To intimate friends, Findlay is said to haivG declared, along with an ad-niisBion" ot his guilt, that he had been caught at the first "crooked" turn he made. 'He vis said to have declared that he knew" nothing of tlie importation of more than one carload of whiskey in which he was interested. The ?2,300 whicii was found on his person when arrested at Blain ou the night of Dec. 11 was his entire wealth, he stated to friends. Out of this he paid his fine, his lawyer's fee and loft some money with his wife anct when in Seattle Jie had only a hundred dollars left. PHONE LINES CUT, BERLIN TO DANZIG . BERLIN, Dec. 25.-Telephonic communicaticn between Berlin - and Oahzip has bgsen interrupted since Tuesday evening. Attempts to.communicafe with the Baltic port by way of Posen have failed. Danaig was occupied last week by Polish forces from France under command ,of Gen. Hatter. Sailors Seize Royal Palace and Stables, and Stand Off Govt., Troops-Demand Govt. With Liebknecht Out-RebeU are Rnally Forced to Raise the White Flag. , BERLIN, Dec. 26.-Political leaders In Berlin, including many whol �are not identified with the -present government, were disposed) todsy.to believe that the Ebert-Haase government was no longer Intact as the result !of the happenings of Tuesday. The Independent-Socialists hold that Premier Ebert was reeponslble for the predicament Into which the gov* ernment was forced Tuesday. WANTED SAILOR'S GUARD BERLIN, Dec. 26.-The organization �f sailors pre|>osed to the goV: .^~..,j the^aitors, Vorwaerts'reports,'and a few of the rrpublloan.'ifuards f9|(f' ed their example. Wheri^^^hese reports were ientia larg�T|uimbt|''of''arrr civilians were contin^rng^to join the ,ealloiy>laase%peslgn'l>aiid-^W-'.replaced by Qeopge.VLedebour'^^iirndv D>. Karl Llebknicht.' - ? ' r� ,Ti..^i Dr. Liebknecht. the );eport;addik;�v�nt:to?the,:ChancoM plMe* iti'd had a long conference 'jvlth^ItSe'rtlnlatere, the-result of which wltev^^ known.. '.:'>-' '.S ".....�-  ' ' , Further fighting, was anticipated as the Spartacans and the sailors^: -1 are said to have decided to attempt to force the guards to' return to ' Potsdam. The latter were stationed In the Under den Linden. SEIZED ROYAL PALACE ' "' - i According to an (Exchange'Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen, a detachment of 800 sailors fortned-:a guard and seized the Red Castle, one of the former royal palaces. They blocked the main streets and entered y the public buildings and arrested. ^errWele, the minfary commander of ' Berlin; Herr Fischer, his adjutant, and" Dr. Bongard. . , The republican guard with machine guns and artillery bombarded the castle.'Holes were madeVin' the walls, the porches were destroyed-and ' all the windows were smashed. The balcony, from which former Emperor ' William once made-a-speech in which he declared: "Tknow no partlSi," " was partly ,Bmashed.:.The guard eventually made a. raid on the castle, ^ biit the sailors were still holding another Sarge building at the time ihe ' ' dispatch was filed. , The square in front of the castfe w^s littered with atonca and misifes. � \ LOrioON, Dec, 26-Nearly-100 persons were killed in the street fighting which beuan in Berlin on Tuesday morning, according. to the latest reports from the Gei^ man capital, transmitted by ..the Exchange Telegraph correspohd- : ent at Copenhagen. The repiubli-can guards tried several times to take the royal stabljes .and . the headquarters of the revolting sailors, but were repulsed. Military Commander Arrested BERLIN. Dec. 26.-Herr Wels; the m'illtary commander of Berlin, -who QREjjiT WELCOIVIE PARIS, DeCj. 26.-'The French mission to the Caucasus received a hearty welcome on its arrival,' at Ekaterino-dar and Novo Roslskoe, advices received from -the Caucasus show. Lethbridge to be Headquarters unties AH Soiitb Alberta DEAD IN SHACK Notorious Loais Evangelist Died of Heart Failure-Had ^Police Record CALGARY, Deo. 24.-A special flis- chewan Avill. coyer .part of northeni liatcii to The Calgary Herald says: 1 Manitoba. Southern Alberta will in-Plans for the reorganization of tlie | elude western, Kootenay, the south- Roj�l I Northwest Mounted Police, east corner of'British Columbia and I whose authority Is.now extended from { alons^ the aiatoliHe of the C. P. R. Port Arthur to British Columbia, have I as f^r as tip upp.er'Columbia river. "R'EPORTS THAT MOOSE, horses, cattle and othep animals are ""auffer-ing f;'om the Influenza plague are ail poppycock. JSvery wlnte*- horses siif-fer from -a sort of Influenza malady, which is called pink-eye, and it usual-Ij' carries o'ff quite a number. But as ?ov the possibility ot infection from humans, it is ridiculous."-^Dr. M. V. Gallivan, Dominion veterinarian. "IF THE OPINION of Jas.Muir. K.'C of Calgary, should hold good In a test case in the courts that the fact thalt � property up for tax sale -fallis to the city does not- relieve" the original OAvner from Ila;bUlty .to'"court .proceedings to recover the taxes ow: Ing on the property as'long as property rests in the, Jiands of the city, it would .l?e one of the. njos-t.-lfu-pprtant decisions ever handed do-vvti In the iJTOvIuco."-"Jlayor-Jiardio,*'? now. 'been completed.. The famous fbrisa will be at once recruited up to the authorized strength of 1200. The Diqtinted ^police squadrons overseas will .be; brought home and will be al-lowjpd to rejoin their old force. This '-vvlU likely make the required 1200. The headquarters of the reorganized iforce will be as follows: Mani-to'ba, "VVinnipe^; southern Saskatchewan; Regina; northern Saskatchewan, Prince Albert; southern Alberta, v Lethbridge; northern Alberta, Edmoilton; British Columbia, Vancouver: Yukon, Dawson. R�)giha will continue to be the headquarters. There �will-toe 250 men at .the new po^ts ot Winnipeg and Vancouver, The posts ;�t Macleod, -BattleXord, Maple - Creekn and Peace River.'wtli be occupied-as outposts, tlie pcpbers'Willi be ^noDpost at Macliaod^headquar-t^r^'WilP'bettti.:U8(ad. TU>) Manitoba l-pq^ti-wiu cover Manitoba and nortli-^%t�ri^ .rOntarlo.^., Jtortiera' Saskat-; �;V'..''"Vi '. . � \ , '.� .. . Northern .Alberta, will include that portion of British Colum'bia east ot the . Rpoky ' Mountains as v well as northern Albetta. . If the above report is eorl*ct, Leth-'bridge will stand to benefit greatly. This will mefii that the force hitherto maintained here with the Mounted Police will be largely increased and that tlie work of the force not only from here to the boundary and along the boundary, ibut north to the main line of thoC. P.- R.^ and along that line both east end west to the borders o{ the province and into-B^ C. on the wea^t &nd. for-some distance north of Calgary,' -w-ill'lje ajl directed from Leth'bridfe.-ithere bqing no post contemplated., at .Calgary. Supt. Penny father of the force here received I an .intimation on Tuesday that the pa;^ of noin-commissioned of-f Icora.^and .m?n pf tlie iforce had been IncreRsid 50 cepts m 4ay. It Is likely that ^pQ..;menuTKiU-J}0-6tationed: hero., �M' Louis Evangelist, a well-known Italian character in the Retlaw district, who has a record in police circles, was found dead In hia shack,northwest of Retlaw- yesterday by neighbors. Corouer Humphries of Leth-bridge was called out, by Const. O'Hal-loran, who had been "^notifldfl - ot the find. An inquest wad decided unnecessary as the doctors declai-ed the man had died btujieart, failure. .Evangelist was in court some-years ago in a'stabbing .affray;: .dnd, Was charged with sending-,black-hand letters to the judge. His-�wife-, left, him some years ago and obtained alimoiiy. Since th^t lime Evangelist had been living alone in a shack near Retlaw. Yesterday, having seen uO smoke from the shack for two days, nelgh-l^ors went to the home and ma'da the gruesome discovery of his-body. The man had evidently been- dead: three days. . JAPANESE DELEGATES > ' SAN FRANCISCO.: Dec. ^ 26.^Bar6n Makindt head of the Japane3ei'delegation en routeto the Vprsqlll?'^ peace conference, arrived-U^ilo: tod�K;^fi$m Japan. The party, whlobinpludeB a'ev-eral Ji'lgh officials ofTaptoi'.wlir'dfe^art tomOiTOWvfor-New Yprkr" ; was arrested Motadar by revolting sailors during the flgtatlng in 'ivhlcii many sailors and rapul^llcan fuard.t were killed and woundad, w^as . re-, leased shortly befdre noon today.: H� spent the/night in the basamentr the former T-oyal stables. .' ^me of the more botheadedt'sallors were in-favor of immediate esecutioa of Wels, but cooler, heads opposed; this ulan. The .military commandeiv; however, was-not spared humiliatloui; and some of the sailors propoaecli^haC! he be locked up In a. small chkml^eV-; with the dead bodies of sailors, and.? other victims ot Monday's fiihtjn^.; That he escaped violence or,j)05islblft'* death was dud^ to the interoesslojt 'oi: Socialist leaders with the saUovs; ' Fifty sailors, it is iworted.j'awT still concealed in the red palace, ftroiu which mogt.^of them were driven on. Monday by the republican .guardsr: -Twelve l^undred eallors are , boldlne out-in the royal stablest Both gfoupsr, have -sent ,out word that -the bBtldi-i; Ings would have to be destrtfyed be-! -fore they surrender. ' �. ^ A report was In circulation at ,*B>j o'clock this mofning^that the miftalljf , of the clash betreeu salloM' asdi gofr > ;| ernment troops In BerMn;,gnvtlierjj^glLk? of Dec. 23-24 ar0�glvefi in a' r.Ui� ,\ diapatch received by way - � ,pf ftStem^ Efforts were made in .vain, to Hducfr^tf, the marine! to: leave iceirt? discuss I nation, with^ Chancellor Ebr ''ard Bartb.^ aqcre^y oC the ent-SoclahPemdkira'Uo' Landabprf,' Soo^lUt a rc ichbtfig.;, The' tnaiinevl under arreatj'b.it,t^tter sion tbey rel�|�^4a tb� commander ai80.^R4 ainouut of imdney tbe inarl4e�vvrBs,;i ?148 13409675 ;