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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta RETREAT FAR FROM GUN Sparticus^ Group Still in Con Berlin-Won-1 Be Peace UoydtGeorge Sces President . Regarding Matters of De->jfence - Statesrnen Entertain Him. � LONDON,,Dec. 27-President Wtl-Bon's conferences today with BrlUsh statesmen are described lu American � quarters to liaVe beeii very satlsfac" tory. Tlie tiresident epent more tliaa three hours before Premier Lloyd George's luncheon In niqst intimate discussion with the premier arid Foreign Secretary Balfour at Buckipg-ham Paiace, going over Hhe general aspects of the 14 points of his peace , iprograui. It was leaiined that a great deal of progress -was mac/e' in making clears ,Eiomo phases of (he president's, \yltlch' ure uppermost in the minds of the BritlsS, principally as regards BritlBh 'iia,yai>feupremafcy. 5^prasid|rit; did a great deal - of " i|,i�J�l it lyaa said ufterwofd 4feg""^'8veroped to show that j^ny:'i^yi^^i^tiii$l'-a^^ in prliici- ^eorip;^,M^ Maurice, "^nke^,M$f^Uiif to jthe^eSmmltteeon "Not Fit Fol" Dogs" Was The Common Verdlfct About the  NortKl&ftd : ! - ' T'ORONTO, Dec; 27.-;^Viorous complaints about the conditions on the steamer Northlatid, which arrived at Halifax this week,, are voifced by returned soldiers, throrigh, (he staff correspondent of the Toronto Star,'whose dispaitch from Halifax Includes the following: - "Rotten" was tMe rtliaest epithet applied to the food on' board the' troopship Northland" by; the Toronto soldiers who came badlcpniiib'Vessel. Last nlaht lU'the (jiaBJifilly depot a crowd of tUeffl. Burj'ouiidpjd.i tlity^op and poured 'out a stretfinl .of protests against the trea,tmpnt JtcCorded them. J>Not fit for .(lo|[s,'V was the -oxpres-8}dh that rang Mkb a retrain through BERLIN; Dec. 86.-(Midnight.) -As a result of today's deliberations It Is believed in some quarters that the Majority |Socialists will retire from the cabinet and leave the Independents, in full control of the government. -a / ? > ? : > ? ? : : ? : : ? ac-coMing' to the unanlmoiis statement of the men, but was badl/ served, dirty and Insufflcient. According to sevei^l men, llie Northland was verminous. To use tlieir own" expression tlicy got "Lmizy" because tliey could not get a ham. There was only one bath on the whole ship, they said, available for tiie 1,000 men on board. BERLIN, Dec. 27.-The ,Spar-tacus faction was still in contr,oI late this afternoon after the of-^fices of the Socialist newspaper Vorwaerts, wliich *ere forc;bly taken possession of by members of tho group on Wednesday uight. Chief of Police Eichhorn. however, had' promised the editors/of the newspaper that the invaders of the plant would be ejected by 6 o'clock , this evening, in order to make possible the publication of Friday's-issue by the regular staff. The seizure of the newspaper' was suggested during the demonstration at tile palace on Wednesday, when Dr. Karl Liebkuecht and other , Radicals delivered speeches. * There were cries |ot'"ou to the Vorwaerts" and the dSiiiou-' ^ strators followed the Red Guard tb the printing plant,, v.'hich was unoccupied as the day was a holiday. � �'. ' . After the seizure, volunteer � � printers started up tife linotype machines. Spartacan writers provided copy for hand- bills,' whioli were issued under  the t caption "Red 'V'orwaerts."-vJVIeanwhilej^thp ./Red. Guards, had Tp'obted ..sentries Jit. thfe doTjrs and wlndb'-Srs to "r%l>fel invaders. : One of tliase sentries was an unkemp Spartacan, carrying a rifle in due hand and au umbrella in the other. The. handbills contained a re-.,-port of the demonstration ahd.ev-" 'plained the seizui'e of the paper,' which was declared to be waly' ranted "under the new law' born of the revolution." Another item declared "Vorwaerts is the product of the blood and sweat of 'the German workingmen." The newspaper was also referred to as a "lying dog" and ."a reptile whose poisonous teeth are now about to be pulled." The retirement of Premier Fibert and Herr Schiedn*?nn and their Intimate colleagues was also demanded. NODiBITHAT mR IS ALIVE WhereaboiitK^is Kiiown by One Allied G�^Wants To Be Left Alone The following Lethbridge-and Southern Alberta soldier.s are expected to arrive home this week. Lethbridge -Ptc. A. O. Laurie, Pte. S.Morley, Pte. T. Simonette. Macleod-Pto. B. E. Brittoii," Pte, L. H. Gvlffen. LONDON.^ Deo. 27.-^London's morn" ing newspapers, having suspended publication iiincE^' Tuesday for the Chriatmas holiday, had to find spacp today for three~^days' news from the world, Nevertlieless, by far the largest part of every paper is given over to President" Wilson's visit, other news being seyerplyxo^denaed. Througliout LONDON, Onli:, ; Dec. -.Hf.-J. W., Gtjnliffe, secretary o'�"the 0reat War- LONDON, Dec. 27.-"ft'e shall not have peace here until Knglish and American troops come to keep order,"-is a statement attributed to one^ of thq-Tlofous, German sailors in.B.erlin by the correspondent of The Dally Express, at, th6 German! capital.-The correspondent says he talked with a dozen'others of the'men who expressed thems'elves similarly to .-tiie first speaker, some of them adding: "Don't let them send the French' or there wi|l be more fighting." 'The coh'espondent adds that all the lower classes of Berlin are willing to see foreign troopK in the capital,, feeling that they have nothing to"lop^ and perhaps something � to galii ' h the prefeance^ of outsiders. The. dofi'espondent considers fine .of the mtist disquieting ifactbrs of the situ(4^on is tho part played, by the sailors' ;j�'ives and sweethearts. Some of.whom participated in the fighting. " A Compromiae ^ BERLIN, Dec^ 27.-An elevonth- WARSAW, Dec. 21.-"TJiere is no doubt that tj^e czar and his entire family are alive. I am positive of this," was the declaration made to the correspondent of the Associated Press today f'liS^ Michael de Tchihat^ chef, a) nephew of Gen.- Skoropadski, and who has, just returned from the Ukraine aftbtria.recent trip to Petro-grad, DvinskrVilna and Rovn^. � "I cannot reveal where the czar is, because he'^'does not wish it," he added. "Ha does not care to be bothered and he wants to be left alone. "liiS whereKlioUts is known to an allied governmjsnt. It is In a neutral country. Accounts: of his murder at fekatrinburgviigere manufactured: by Trotzky andsi'pfettiuo for purpogsaST' , mm Of elle; l Bulgaria Pi-ofesses to be Grati-. fied Wjth Allied Prcs.... .......... , Low................ ..j.. . Forecast-Fair, no cha^nge. . -47 20 NEW' PROBLEMS IN EAT' PARIS, pec, 27.-New problems .haying .arisen in the-east, 'following allied occupation ; of Mparts of HuWgapy, 'Turkey, Russia und Bulgaria, "the Frepeh government has summoned Gen. Louis D'Esperey, commander of allied fproes in Macedonia, to Paris itr a conferehce^.says the Echo de ^rlsT The general is expected to arrive In Paris in a few days. DECREASE FREIGHT TRAFFIC SAULT � STB.' MAhlE, Mich., Dec. 27.-A marked decrease in the^ movement of freight'' traffic througli the canals here is; shown in the report of the Uriitod State's engineers' office for the 1918 navigation e'eason, just issued. The totail movement of freight of all kinds aggregated 85,680,327 short tons, the . lightest movement since 1914. .;V '  the:de8crlptl-pei;artioles, as.well as the veterans' Association, has been named ho"r compromise -vylth the revolting odUpVJals^ gratlflc^^^ is expressed by tliat organlaatibn to secure from i sailors by the Ebert-Schiedmann sec- ov'erMr, Wilsbn's presence and the people's. jo^dueiw^lcoBi^, whloli is declared to'^haye been the warmest tribute tp;;ia4iU^S>>iahea'r visitor that Loii-4bnrii|.a.^eyer,;know^ "There la a stralifi if Byinpattietic pergonal .greeting run^ fltn'g tip^ptiith ali the stories and tho -fVrttii^ 'regard 'the popular > acclama-. tlons of Uie president as bejng animated by'the aiitie spirit, j',.'' "President; Wilson's iiourney\ was a trluibipbal pi'oceBslou from the mom-entUe landed;'' sayssthe Mail, "and It was real;-sjiiciire affection and no mere  curiosity, tiiat brought Jo his eara the tremendous acclimaitlpns ol!,the people pt;Londbn. There have been more excltad . cro^vds'. here, but never crowds th�t so. Ipipressively expressed their warm-hearted hospitality." -> The .Telegraph says: "The^ warmth of the;welgpjno to President WHaon ^ could' not-have been exceeded, i The Ottawa more detailed information con-ceming tho nianrier In,wjjlch tHo; new scale of government gratulities- will be applied to varlpus plasses of returned soldiers. la; order- to clarity^ the situation the new regulations will be applied in 8peci,fib cases of certain meu'^who have seen'different phases of war-service.' J- Caught on the Fly "THBB.B HAS liEEJN oonsidevablo influenza iu the cpuntry districts, and iu some oases nurses liad. to ho brought in to serve them;"-Martin Woolf, M.P.P.., eardfiton.- "YOU NBVBIl'QA^.-GUESS-' about Albeirta weathei'7--a ili*y-f^^^ _ winter doesn't meoftsa.rlly ^mean ta onUmslasm-wlth which - we greet the dry year followlhg. 'm is JUstyis like-president ' Is,'^artlpitfarly free from.jy t^, be a -ft'et Bprl�i4. as not."-L. that ofteBi..IeHm, other guests whomPacjc, maypr of'J^?Biond. E.BBS'i  we have^diBllgbted lo honor," The Daily J'Neva says: "It was a people's welspm^ not only ^expressing ever had."-:Bevera1:bromin6nt fnititudet-loritheprealdent'B, spacious chants, - stateateiuiahlp.rlony visipn and uu failUji^.friadoini 'bi)t also sending greet lagffsfTOW ithe free people of ST CtiftlSTMA'S trade wo raer- THE 'cua'TdSi^^S^VsiN&s'. Aii . . Great ChrlBtmaa WW Jfiuch lighter than I Britain to :;tb,e tree people of America have known It for Hbrne' yedrs. "-^Col-�!'the'morrQ,w'of;thelrv joint victory.''j lector CMprrow, ' tlon of the government. apparently saved Berlin from an extremist,Christmas today. (Later reports from Berlin are thatJ,|M Spartacus faction Is still the cause ,pf trouble).. The sailors gained more than *thoy sought and will, remain in Berlin as part of the re'publican soldiers guard. ' The compromise provides that a. division of troops from the we'steru front which was sent to Berlin by Field Marshal von Hlndenburg In response to an appeal by the government,, will retire and leave the fcapital under the protection of two volunteer policing organizations, which are dominated by the extremists. The , sailors, against whom the soldiers have be fS antagonistic, are known to be under the special leadership of George Lade-bour, who was one of the, representatives of the sailors in the negotiations yesterday with the Ebert-Haase government. . ' , Hindy and Kaiser Were The Worst Govrai'ds of ^hem All "SPA, Belgium, Dec. 27.-The former .headquarters of 'the kaisRr. and hie- general staff is dls'closlng some extraordinarily queer facts theMi, day's about; � the men who ehglnfeerea the, world war. Take sfpr Instance, Hln-den'burg, Germany's super-man, arbilnd whom verses of. poetry have been- \('ritten dispiosing him as a fear-losa' N'apoleon leading his troops to victory. .As a.matter of fact he stient a grea,t deal of the time In a wonderfully constructed "funk .liple," or dugout, underneath thet ground. Spa, it may be npted, is almost on the-'Gei'man border, .anid' ao far trdte. the.'battle lines that -it is almost a day's journey, in a fast mo]tor car to gpt within soimd of the iblg guns? The ing-robra. Ifroin* there a "^flight of steps led down'to a tiled ante-room, which, hy.thei-w^'y, now'%ferves as a very good platttry, fOr the Aniericans, "Elaborately . Equipped .^rom'^tli'e tiled'room, there was another, flight, of stepa^ that led down lo the '.real diigout.. 'This was blocked by a huge Iron door about one inch in thickiidss, which .could bo locked from the inside'pilO-. Within it, was fastened-tU>^--Vvd5uble "bolt wiiich ostab- luxuriously equipped.- ;Gn the. floor'was a heavy flowered "csiif^et'ahd a Louis XV. table and ;cli-airs added to the artistic arrangement.''The'-walls, which -vvere of corrtigatea Irbtif were, painted white, kaiser, too, had a similar hiding place i and, the" wliole rplaoe . brilliantly iliu- PROTECT canadja^f intebests Ottawa, Dec. 26.-control-of the trans'Atlantic cables by the American post offjpe department � will work no harm to.Canadian -interests, which are being conaid-ieed to:;ruor to shelter, It -tjii r;eported. Pebple >.who worked about Hia#enburg's. esti^labment sky that, he was continual.Iir;.running for cover. ; '  'America's, representattves on the International, armlttlca..;, commissloa are i^ow occupying Hindi^iburg'a headquarters; and tbeydiiicover(3d,this underground refuge, of the greatji eatraaco wgV liurov�li>Uii� ^ Mr minatod- .'hy electripity. On a little table was. an J electric ifan to keep' the m.arSljali cool IhWsuinmer; while an electricVstove'-'provlded for heat in winter.'.The.rooipiwas about. 14 by 13 feet* and was- protected by four lo 'six feet of, earilt. above it. : The Emperor's Retreat . ' The eniperor.'a-dugout was similar, except th^t it was jSuch deeper underground and there >v6re two entrances, one*throughti�Pfvilla and the other from the; grouhds.^ The main entrance was .--frohxS-the; house anflx^ led dojvn a long flight of at^^^ ^ Anpthe.rHduch'to.'the picture was added todiy' >v'heti:. a German .resident of Ajb^-Ja^hapeile^told -the correspondent 6fc�ti�i�/ Aslpciated Press that the PAiilS, Dec. 27.--(By LlncoUi Eyrie, special cable to Mail and Empire.)-"Our troops are wlthdrawjng to the east bank of the Rhine in good order and a.s fast a� possible. We ace doing our/best Jo carry out the terms of the armistice laid down by Marshal Foch, but the severity of the terms makes it very hard for us to succeed in thisnn fact, it may be physically impossible to do all that is asked of us."^ Thus Field iNlarshal von Hlndenburg, milltarj' leader of defeated Germany, phrased his--view of the situation of his armies when I sa-w him at liis headquarters. Hlndenburg received me. iu the reception room in tlie Schlews Wlllielsholm Hotel, whither he had moved his headquarters from Spa, in Belgium. Across the park was the great Wilhelmsholni castle, Ihe kaiser's favorite .summer residence, in which Napoleon, the third was interned following his capture at Sedan in 1870. German general headquarters was a gloomy place. Odtside of a single sentry, still wearing a coalscuttle helmet, mounte'd guard. Inside, staff officers with'drawn, white faces flitted I silently atbout the long liotel corridors. None of tliempver,^ laughed and few could ei?en smile. We '>yere immediately ushei'ed l^tp tUo^tespnce of the commander-ip-citiefy,?'' Marshal von Hlndenburg, a giant''Of' a/nian, bowed grayely as." we: epteredi, and bade.us.rtohbe' seated, '.iie;'was� clad in the iiimiliar grey-greferi* field nni-form.. "The, Order-Pour-le alerite and an Iron Cross dangledyii?bm?iii^s but he wore nb. :otiiet;W4i3,c|(Jj^4Ji!?*fe -His habitually stern face; Ippfi'Bd older tiiim in the photographs Z''had seen, and there was a worn,rd'epresaed look in hia stern, massive features. "'you, have come to us at a. time of great sorrow, and stress," he' said "I am glad to see.you and tell you of the situation corifron.ting us;" Then followed the statement quoted aljpve concerning tha difficulty of "carrying out the armistice term.s I inquired what he deemed the teature-of'the terms hardbst for Germany'to comply with. . ' , '^ '.'D.eiivery to the allies tt so' large a numiiCr of locomotives and railroad cars in so short a^ime;" came the- quick reply. "To turn this rolling stock over in the time stiji.ulated cannot he accomplished ^except at yie expense of great suffering for the German people."  -. � To another queslion, he observed:. "1 have remained at the head of the army because I considered ft.'.my'-duty to remain in order to save my country fron\ chaos. . After the army'has got home and been, denloliillze'd ,my duty, will have 'been done. ';i, aim get-,ting*t6 be au old man and 1 airi ready to retire^". , � ' - "Is there any likelihood '6f^ the. Plc^f 'governing elements returning-  to power?" "I can not discuss political matters. |~T^ey We biayond my. domain.'' Tlte marshal also said he could' not forecast what form the;German; army will assume in. the future. "Events must decide," he remarked, Among other things Hlndenburg admitted .that Germany, had lost the war. He intimated tii.at he would-retire as soon'as. his army was safely entrenched in his "now lines. " ' Hlndenburg was very particular, in emphasizing his allegla-rioe tb'the new German governmenti:C- ' �-; NOILSHEVK LONDON, Deo. 27.-Theallfe* governments sin eft'Christmas have > ^gaiu been approached by tb(� Bol-. \ sheviki government of RusBla re* � gardittg the terms of peacev These differ in no respect from'-those put forward hy M. Lltvi^o^, the former Bolsheviki anibariea* �dor at London, through the Nor-wegian government in November. Tlie j)Ieas have met -with no rd^ suit as they came from a goTomV meht which is not recognized by| the allied governments. . ' ' WARSAW, Dec. 24.-Forced com* manded by* Petlura, the tTkrainiai^ leader, drove Oen. Skoropadski J^tonj Kiev on Sunday, Dec. '15. Petlura^; himself entered the city last Thursday^-Prince Radzlwlil, a -wealthy - Polish' land owner, escaped and has reached here with other refugees, which Include 40O Russian officers driven out ot the, diatrict of Dnbno by peasantSj Radzwiu said to. the AaBociated$;^eed| entente had decided against e^teiisive military intervention, iu Rpssia at present has liad a discouraging, effect, upon former Premiers Lvoff and Kok-ovsoff and others prominent Ri^sslans wlib are now-In- conference in Paris. This may be said iu sp.lte of-tlig.fact' that they did not extiectv-'an Immediate open^,aiid itfia!rBtllt3''c^dupled German' ttodpsv. imdqr. Oen. The^rrors .ot.ftnarchy ij^>tha! toJ^sii^lalK Th-'tUe VWKytlli, tHBC fSn; n#'he realleed. "I'l S*eii.howlandlprdsa'nd theii*,�bi>ttL_, have beeii crueliy 'a8Baiilted.imd';))eat A message from Danzig says, ihrt Gqfhiahs are "fllsmantling'the port ;ana carrying plf all of the dock machinery, fearing the arrival of allied, forces. It Is also rumored that the-peace confer'^ ence may give tjhat portito Poland. g Odessa is reportedto be again \iif Bolsbevlsi; control, after the defeat Pi: Polish troops nearr'that' cjty.. , mm ZURICH, Dec. ,27,^(Havaev)-^i der~to"Watch..tili�,. prison  camp' neari there; iw^iiire , 10,000 allied prisoners -await ,llbr . eratlon, accordino'^to theiBa'disemv.i Landes Zeltunq. The paper/#du that this step was takffi,;J^ap>9ii�e I > of the bad treatment;of .,the?i|^^ljlr oners, several ofi, whpnjf; Wifai murdered. 7 ' " ';'^,�TOce:'spent virtually all of .hearing when the peace congre$Baot'r --- ] ually-opens. :MRS.'yy'l'L80N>-'ENtE.R7^'|:Nfi|'fI^ LONDON,J,VMc.:-:v27,ff~:JtrffM was entertained^, at: tk': idi8U^.iui^^ _____ ,...........party-today by the Cpunteiispd^&d response to their appeals, becaUBa oft' ing.  The guests IncIudpa.iMre.'JJj^ill'-^ the lack of unliicatlPn.^ijf ..the'fdrfces. Lloyd George, Mrs.'Ji)"?fii'.^W. PSjJtlef.^^ opposed to the Bolsheviki pnd thorlu-1 wife of the;AmoWoan. amT)4B>ador,'an^ Mrs. H. H. Aaqulth. ' i ;i -.^ "" iii� anidsemenu . . 'MONTiaiBAL, Bee '2T.- Ballantyue, mlninl^i* of flBfaerlps, Ih conffn'ed *"-sBufferlng frpm'*-*, 96%e 446422 ??//B ;