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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES LETIIBRIDC-E, ALBEP.TA. SATURDAY. 27, 19151 FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER 14 Russell Yeg Strike Leader, Gets Two Years GEN'KOLCHAK'S AftMY IN TIGHT CORNER Premier Nitti Will (io To Lou don, Then to Paris For Rig Conference SOVEREIGNTY OVER FIUMB MAY BE RECOGNIZED ROME, Dec. NUtl will to London from Home ami from thero lie will return to Paris to aU tend Lho meeting ot the- allied prem- iers anil foreign ministers which Is expected to Login nest week, accord- ins to a- statement bearing n semi-of- ficial character printed Li iho Corriero d'HalJa today. It is siateil that the premier ho- 1 Ecrcs he will be able to come to an understanding .vrilh the British vroia- ler on problems closely affecting Italy. "Signer Nllti hopes to obtain from Thigland financial treatment similar to tlmt granted France, especially rel allvn lo a loan which will have its In- fluence upon (.he exchange the newspaper "The premier will rto Ills best to have the supreme- council agree (hat .the allied ami associated governments will recognize Italy's sovereignly over Italian's towns, lirst of nil Fiuuie, and "that" ihoy will accept the result of negotiations' between lUly and Jugo- Slavfa.' This system, besides Buaran- 'tcelng "pur rights and preventing their vioiaiion'by other peoples, woyld have adTontaca -ct bringing' ah era t approach two peoples. R rocal concessions would lia 'and' tho accord which Would'be reach" ed would-he accompanied by a closer 'friendship, which Jugo-Slavia must sire, even more Ihaa 11317." D'An'nunzio a Little Tyrant 'is feared that the drama Flume would eml us a grotesque Iho Liicwapaper says In com- menting upon the Adriatic question "The most authoritative companions of Ciipt. d'Annunzio in his adventure are abandoning him in his dream o nctlnj; Ihe little tyrant of (he four tceiith century. Ho docs not reallz< the situation, however, but himself as a corporal of storm troop; nnd playa king among thQ soldier; indifferent, lo all r'tume and Italy Everybody agrees today in tlcpEctin; D'Atmunzio as a naughty, dangcrou boy, lighting n firo next to a powds magazine. .Who has supplied hit with nationalist matches, anil is ther no one to lead that bad boy away b Iho "The Adriatic Sea.will bo the abod of civilization jieaca when Kium becomes says tbo naivly elec ed Deputy SembcnelH In an ihlerviuv printed in the Hlornalo cl'llaUa. "Ther is no other solution except a peac dangerous lo llio world. -After Bolsh vlsm, civilization today is Ihreatene by impulsive'Slav preponderance. I.c FrcmlcT Xllli beware of conttnuln tho policy of EV beggar and n Jcrcmia! The only way to earn credit abroa is to he firm in our will." Crown Prince Willie Will Be Tried For Looting and For Robbery With Violence LONDON, William, former German crown prince, will bo Ineludsd In the lilt of persons whose mrrenrfer for trial is it- minded by the French, according lo an unofficial report of a recent meet- ing beiwcen British law officials and Edouard Ignace, French under- secretary for military Justice. The ex-crown prince, it is said, will be charged with criminal offenses, Including idling' and robbery with violence, committed in France. There appears to have been no further decision reached at the conference with regard to the of former Emperor William. A full list of the men whoVe surrender will bs demanded has been completed, it was said, and the steps which ire'to be taken to Insure their Surrender have been decided upon. or two questions still outstanding will be submitted to Prem- iere Lloyd George tnd Ciemenceau when they meet In Paris next month. Anti-Red Russian Leader Being Driven treat Off Revolutionary Socialists Seize Irkutsk, Former Kolchack and United States Under- Stood to Have Reached Amicable Agreement for Allied Intervention in Siberia. Canada'sWheatTwo-ThirdsK Sold; Is Going to U.S. Now OPPOSE CUMMINS' BILL <'f Dec. ganlzed rallruad machlmsls, tlifQUgh their served notice on congress loday that they would not submit to enact- ment ot the Cununtnx1 'railroad bill, Tvi.ih Us drastlu auti-strike provisions. r 4 v OTTAWA, Doc. two- thirds or Ihe exportable surplus ot the Canadian, wheat crop has al- ready been sold and exported through tho medium ot the Can- ada wheat board, the sole purchas- ing agency ot the government. The total is variously estimated 'from sevehty-tlve lo a liuudred million buahels, the .quantity in the hands ol farmers not lielng officially Ithown. Although no definite figures have been received here from the wheat hoaW, which is given a tree hand, a fair -proportion of the supply la1-moving to the United .States Bbice the "embargo ivas lut- ed. A primary. lioVeyeriMs the need of Canadian mlllora tor milling not 'onlV of b! bye-products needed in Block ralstne. The removal-of the embargo to the United" States does .hot de- tract from the authority of_ the board, vrhlch wilt contiuuo 33 the buying and selling agency, though iU market is now extend- ed. All the receipts -are to be pooled: Whether Ih'e wheat has already been contracted for or is still jn the bands of the farmers, part of it intend- ed for export must bs sold by and through the wheat board, this being the policy adopted to prevent ftis- criminalion. Where It Was Sold Up to Xov. 30 a total of bushels, valued1- at bus teeii sent abroad. The principal pur- chasers and the value were- as fol- lows: Country. Bushels. .Value. Great Britain- United States.. France Greece Italy Deigium Gibraltar llumania Hartford Manufacture Carries Off 29 While Four Die in Chicago PARIS, Dec. Socialists have formed a committee government in Irkutsk, Siberia, where the all-Runtan governnwnt of Admiral Kolchak eilibllmhsd after being driven frcrn Omsk, according to news received In French offllclal clrclei today. The revolutionists took of the Irkutsk station on the trant- Slberian railway, the Premier peppliaeff, of the Kolchak government Is abient from Irkutsk, being on his way west to meet Admiral for a. conference regarding the. formation of a new ministry. M. Trettoff, minister of iffalrs, left Irkutsk recently to meet Semenoff, the Cossack leader, In the Baikal region. ________'__-----------------------------O Kolchak in Bad Way LONDON, Dec." Kol- chak, head of tbe-all-Ilussian govern- ment in Siberia, apparently faces a serious situation, according to -Mos- cow advices. Bolshevik forces, ad- One Year on Seventh Connt-- Sentences Will Run Concurrently HA11IS, Dec; supreme coun- cil went into session this morning un- der iho presidency of Premier Cie- menceau and received information as [o Ihe results of the firsUmeeling 1 Ivreen German and allied military ports, regarding arrangements for the bxccntlcm of tho' treaty of Versailles. It apnc.ired on__tho first oE tho ,railroad material of- fered by the Germans for the trans- portation allied troops to districts where plebiscites Ui be held was considered insufficient by the allied representatives. Ths councllalao considered the na- ture ol tho reply to the Swiss memor- andum, concerning 'the entry ofjSwil- zeriaml into the league of nal.uis Tho Council Mill reply lo Iho Swiss suggestion lhat its entry Into the cague ot nations be subject lo certain :cmdltEon3. JAPS AND YANKS TO ACT IN SIBERIA VLADIVOSTOK, Dec. common ground ou wb ich to base joint action in Siberia has reported by the United Stales and Japan, according lo an announcement given out here by tho Japanese official publicity bureau office. Commerce Board May Probe Into HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 27r-Two men late last night from the effect-fut'liquor sold In Windsor street, saloons in thla city. The so deaths brought the number ot victims of Ihe drinking miilure here lo 10 HosjiitaV and police reports _loli of' s ix men rat jfb dwige roasiy ill from drinking'a camp bund believed to be largely ivood alcohol. Four men. two them saloonkeepers, are untter ar- charged with'murder.' Twenty-Seven Dead CHICOPEBj Mass., Dec. Twenty-seven deaths bad resulted to- lilght from the drinking of liquor bought in Hartford, Conn., and drunk In I'-iis city, Hoiyoke and Hartford last night anrt today; 11 men snd one woman died in Chicopee, eight men ia Hartford and four in Hoiyoke, Four in Chicago CHICAGO, Dec. men were dead yesterday from drinking wood al- cohol as a substitute for whiskey OH Christmas Day. according to iho po- lice, Forty-one Die CIJIGOPtiU, OJas.5., Dec. death of at least 41 persons in three Connecticut valley cities alncc Christ- tnas aa a result of drinking poisonous liquor, believed to contain a wooil alco- hol base, caused federal, state and Incol aulnorilies from three stales lo triake a determined effort today lo lo- cale Ihe source' ot the intoxicant. Twenty-four men ami one woman died here; 10 In Hartford, Conn., and six in Hoiyoke. A score ot others arc in hospitals today, Minded or rerlously ill. The vancing eastward alnup the trans-Sib- erian railway from Omsk, former cap- ital of the all-Russian reglme.'are said to have captured Tomsk and Taiga and to have occupied a number of smaller towns tn that region. Admiral Kolchak and his cabinet left Tomsk recently, retiring to the east, ports received here Indlcalo the re- treat of ths rall-Russian armies may bn cut oir as'n result of social revolutionary elements which have set up a new .government at eociated Press by gazette Cheremkovo, about SO .-miles north- Brig.-Gen.'Griesbach is Honored Work in Last JOO Days the Reason ON'. Dec! As- has just'been'issued containing state' menls of "the services fbr'tf hlch a num- ber of officers were decorated as long ago as April. The bar to Ihe D. S. O. was award- ed -F: O. I.oomls, "for great gallantry and brilliant leader- west of Irkutsk: Further east, another; centre of re" uellion has developed In' valley, Blagoveslchbnsk belng-liO.Uted from the outside world accoTdlng to dispatches. Taiga, .which is situated at the June WINNIPEG, Dec. B. Russell, strike leader, was this morning sentenced to two years in the penitentiary on each of the six seditious conspiracy counts and one year on (lie count of committing a common nuisance, the sentences to run concurrently, making two years Ruitell'i Statement Mr. Justice asked Russell t he had anything lo say before sen- nee was passed upon him and Rus- sell spoke as follows! "Your lordship, I have very little to say Throughout my trial I have HE- tencd almost religiously lo the pro- ccedlngj of this court and I feel that tlie court bas not grasped the real my activities In tbe trades nnlon'movement. 1 hire been unduly bonored In being named a leader In a movement where there are no leaders, but only mouthpieces. I carried out my instructions from the rank and file In the movement as a paid-servant to the best of my ability' aid: I feel ;tiat; If the court had 'permitted me to'dem: ooslrate my durlns the strike :-I could' have, pouytnCBd- eyety- free: ship durins- the- operations southeast I lioll DCtKeen tho tranB-SlberlanTall of Amiens.' -He -made reconnaissances under heavy- -personal tendmg-the-dlsposUlon ot troops and, encouraging all 'by his coolness und abllilr: Tho results achieved by the brigade- '.were 'Of -an outstanding nat- ure. A similar honor, fell lo Brigadier- nnaissances anll a 3pnr 11ne vhliAi runi lly supcrln- [o Tomsk, was. It scem's, runs north criminal. I am a married man and a father. I do not understand and still less thep rocediirerpf. tha court. .1 the. court'had and still less Uio'procedure of Ihe trades union movements In Trhirh there are no leaders, but only Indiv- iduals .acting for tha It- Packing Mergers TORONTO, Dee. Hoard o( Commerce, In a statement (Scaling with combines, Indicates that it may, It it sees fit, hold inquiries Into recent mergers ot Canadian pMlilng corn- panics with American nrrns, such as T.'holesaio distribution ot the liquor were recently carried out by the been traced to Hartford, ivliore General'M'. A. Griesnach "tor brlllir.nt leadership and great gallantry In IJ'ei oppralions 191S made several personal reconnais- sances and' his presence among the attaching troops ami his coolness un- der critical conditions were largely re- sponsible for the success that attend- ed the operations." Major Terrence Jones was likewise jnnorcd because his "work as brigade major was ot the highest order and argeiy to the success ot he brigade in the capture ot Valen- ciennes and town's Emther east." Ucut. Walter II. Brown, 2Mb Bat- talion, received the bar "for conspic- uous gallantry and resource in oper- Tlious north of Cambrai, when he led his battalion with great skill and de- votion in most trying conditions and under heavy Tirs. Ills per- thews-Blackwell company and tho William Davles company ol this city. The bpnrd will, early In January, four men have been arrested, charged with murder. Charles 1'erry, brother of Perry, owner of the Aineri make to the effect that Van House of this city, who has disap- unless full disclosure !s made lo Iho ueared, and William Baker, i liarten- hoard before Boy such mergers arc under arrest here, CARLETON COUNTY CONSERVATIVE DEAD OTTAWA, Dec. T.. Richard- son, prominent Conservative of Curie- the public may be protected, tho board closed yesterday. The Ion county, died at his home here will (teer.l such mergers or transfers line Ilijuor was marcuia last night attor a long Illness. Ho was 60 years of age. consummated, so' that Ihe infers manslaughter. The hotel was ......Tho police believe 'acluretl In New igainst the public interest it neces-, ,Vork autl have asked for assistance _ __i u_ i_ I.. ini-Act itrnttnnc Hcprcscnlatives of Purchasing Heavily of Munitions T'AIUH, 'Dec. number of Mexicans have recently arrived In Kuropo anrt arc roporlcit to ]iavo at- tempted to buy arms ami Ammunition, according to information received fccrfl. Whether these Ulexlcana aro with tho recent shipment ot flvo car loads of tiiacbinfl Kims ami accessories sent from Castto to Mcrdam, whlcli "Marshal Koch report- ed were conslgncil to Mexico, I? ag yet unknown. Thu Mexicans forming n group Is reporleil lo represent, Iho CarranZri povcrnmenl, c.Tmc to Eur- opo by rtllforonl roiiios, having r-rov- tou.ily ngrced upon a meeting place, Is understood to ho a city In Krauce, It Is now reported lhat they re In Iho Interior of Germany, CASE OF SLEEPING SICKNESS AT WGERSOLL IXGBrtSOLb, Dec. the ill- twss of Scrgl.-MoJor ticorgo WHglit, who has been confined, to his home OH Oxford slrect since Monday, is rtun lo sleeping sickness was tbo dlas- noaia of specialist who waa called In today. lie has beon steeping the greater part of the lime, but can lie aroused for a eJiprl pe.cloil. His con- dition Is said to be serious. d'ANNUNWO tO POSTPONE LONDON VISIT TWO MORE CIVIL GUAfcDG IM BARCELONA HAIICELONA, Dec. civil 511 ard9 were fouitil rteaO In a street lmo last nlghl. had .been 'drugged dining nl a aptl had afterward been Htaln with a Tiiu aro scouring tho POPE APPOINTS RfiLltF DISTRIBUTION CHAIRMAN ROME, Dec. Benedict has appointed Monslgnor AVorllman, sec- retary for the flerman associations for charUy, as a, member of the commU- leo that (s being In Geneva, to take chargo of Ine dlatrihulion ol relief to poor children, victims of the war In central Kurope' and olhcr coun- Idea. may hold a public In- there In the investigations, [iiiry Into tho facia. The same regu- allon will apply lo any prico fijlns arrangements. Can Prohibit TORONTO, Dec. board of commerce in n slnlemeiit issued this, morning polnls out that under the] Combines and Fair Prices act j power to restrain and prohibit tho formation or operation, of combines. The hoard points' out that since its formation several mergers of nn 1m- portanl character have teen consum- mated and that several formerly ex- clusively Canadian business Instllu- lions Save seemingly passed under COMMITTED OM CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER HALIFAX', N.S., Dec. 26, of murder laid sgalnrt Vlad mfr Tomarelli, llobert Stcvennou anc Poltsr Kovaick, In.connection with (he dealh of Frank Gento al Halifax three monlhs flgo, has.bteti reduced to nian slaughter hy Stijiondlify FJoIdins who tKVjir tMay on charge. Revolt Gallcian forces, which for some time had left the armj' commanded by Gen. 'etlura. Iho Ukrainian peasanl leatler ind joined Denikino, in southern Rus- sia, have revolted against Denlklne and have attached the latter's army In the rear, according lo Jloacow re- ports. The G alt rj an a aro said to have been ordered lo defend Klov against sovfer' forces vrhlch have be.en drawing near- er that city from the north and north- east. Vladivostok dispatches slate- that tho United States and Japan have reached a basts of agreement for joint action against the Bolshevlkl In Sib- eria, but details aro as yet unknown. Soviet aiilhonltlea in .Turkestan are encountering trouble, according to Irkutsk dispatches, K being stated lhat Ihn cities of Khofcan and Skobeiev havo been laken from the Uolshevikl. onal courage at the bridges while his Ttlo antl-BolshovIlt troops are said to icn -were crossing and the manner Jn advancing toward Tashkent Japs Concerned which he afterward reorganized thfl batlalion in the dark and led thcm-td the capture of a village, displayed fine qualities leadership nnd determina- PAHIS. TJec. Taking advantage of the absence of tho principal mem- bers of. the government, the Socialists ISLE EMPLOYEES CAN'T GET SUPPLIES at Irkutsk, 'according to the- "advices, organized. an It Is considered doubtfu other than Canadian control. If upon Investigation It shall appear lo tho board lhat, as a result of these pro-! cesses, detriment ensued to the public Iho board will bo to cause Ihe dissolution of such mergers, or the decision of such sales of busi- ;s3. The practice of stock watering has. afforded In the past an excuse for the oxactton of mergers and profits. To this board-there has been commltfod a supervisory power in casea whore transaction comes within Lho statutory definition of a combine. Fixation of prices by agreement nlso cornea under the board'a powers. Four Cents For Slfcfrng TOHONTO, Dec. board ot ROME, Dec. d'An- nuiuio la understood to have ask- ed Premier Mittl his announced visit to London on the ground that his departure had besn proceeded by report of definite settlement of the Flume question between d'AnnunzIo and the Italian government. Lieut.-Commandery Rirzo, Major Gsjcrattl, chidf of d'Annunzlo's cabinet, artd other assoc- iated! with d'Annunilo are tald to. have left Fluma district. HALIFAX, N.S., Dec, word has been received here this morning regarding the plight of the government employees at Bellft IslBj who'ari reported as fac- ing a dire situation as a result of the non-arrival of their winter supplies. BOMD OUTRAGE IN CANAFjY ISLANDS PARIS, Dec. resi- dence ot do chief of the Conservative The Judge's Sentence Amid a bushed silence Russell sat down and' Mr. la passing Eftntence. said: "Kuseelt, it has been your co'nvlc- tlon that you thought you were jusll fied in promulgating these' miHchlev ous to the public. your were not acceptable to the public or the Jury, although they wero attested to be enforced on the public and on the Jury.' "This court has no feel- ings toward you, -The'jury thought your Ideas were wrong. I congratulate them nn Ihelr opinion. Tou attempt- ed to enforce those In the man' nor we heard of. T think you are mis taken .and, alao think your associates with whom you "acted ought have done what .they.did in the Vay they did It. f do not think that you aro any worse than the rest. The law is there and it must he respected while It Is there. I wIH have to give you Ihe punishment the crime merits and It is-very fortunate for yon that 1 did not think the recent amendment applies to your case. You would navo been faced with 20 years' punishment. f still don't think that the amendment ro) applies aud'l am going to give ;ou ent whereabouts fa not definitely (Dispatches fron; Irkutsk early this month announced limt Admiral Kolchak snii bis staff hail .established their headquarters at Taiga. This together with Tomsk, Just to the north, has since been captured by the Holshevlkl.) He Is reported as having encount- ered great difficulties with detach- ments of Czecho-Slovak Iroops, which aro eri route to Vladivostok by the Theie so that you need not'be unduly wor- ried tho sentences will run concur- renlly." The jutige went on to point out" to Russell that the length, ot time mains In prison largely rested wlUl himself. As aa he shojred. tb't ho had reformed there would he no longer any need to keep him Jn the penitentiary. There was only one way of showing this reformation and ttut Is by good conduct The speectofl made Just prior to the .assizes tor been juardlnir'sections of'the which one SPANISH RAILWAY WRECK MADHID. Dec. Twcnly nassen- ers and rallwaymcn were Injured In a collision between a Iroight nnd pas- senger train loday at 'Monovara sta- tion, 25 miles northwest of Alicante. FOCH WONT BE SENATE CANDIDATE PARIS, nee. Mar- shal Krjrh has Informed Ihe republican commerce issued tin order by which committee ot tho Flnlster lhat lio will [lie rowllcrs nfay chargo Ihe olftr ol a candidacy to nddltlnnal a povi'.i slic'lne Ui'e senate which was recently offered fnir accbrdln's to iho Malta.' getllnrl grand Jury did not said the judge, In calfe tben sentenced Russell to two forces In Immediate.proximity to the Japanese sphero of influence. supposed here lhat conversations aro ALL OVER THE WORLD already In progress between Toklo and DRY PROPAGANDA CHICAGO, Dec. the "world dry" movement, Mlsa Annn Gordon, president of the Na- the Siberian .ttecled by the advance the Dolihetlkl ani'the weakening llonal Woman's Christian Temper- of Iho Kolchak govetamenl. Union, and Miss Jttlla editor ol the Union Signal, the ofriclal riibllcallon, plan BUYS FLOUR-FOR VIENNA European, Orient, African and South! NEW YORK, Dec." American trips, Gordon nnnounc- Export Company, pnrcruwlng d here'today' Passports lo Enropiufor the allies, has bought JlO.DOO.OWlBerien, Norway, of .Ircady have hecn obtained. The lour worlh ot flour from the United Navigation ot fears tacti oa the firal six connta and one year on the seventh count NEW CANADIAN SERVICt IU .BRAZIL- WASHINGTON, 26 tcrvlce to Brazilian ports la to be br two new steamship companies, a dbpatch to- day Irom Rio Janeiro (o the ment ot commerce They art lie North .and South Atlantic Line, of already------ of Kurope will he begun in April, Mi: Gordon said, to ha .followed by (o tho 'Orient, South' Africa anil South America In lirn. Iss Grain Corporation (or the relief. Vienna, It was annoinee4 Md'T. It will be ahirpeJ from immc dlalelr, Canadian line will ran betwMn SI or HalKai and BrutifM portl- ISrtcl and li building In Holland flu (Uaraers of tojs roflvtjr j. ;