Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE ALLIED POLICY LaKiorites Appear to be Second Strongest Party in the New British House ' LONDON, Dee. 28.-((Reiiter't) ~-At 6 o'clock this vanlng th� Coalition numbored 4412 saatt; nnn-Coalltlon, 205. LONDON, Owe. afl^tReutar-o) ~-Th� faaturo of the Brltlah eloo-tlena up to i p.m. today. Is thp wveping Coalition suoCfsacss and the failure of isibor to make tht headway expooied, The defeat of Henderson waa a aurprite aa was also the big majority of Iriah Seo-retary Shertt' over the Labor candidate. MoKenna's defca^t at Newtastle was not un'expfscted. A cautious estimate of the Coalition majority over all parties of 150 Is likely to be exceeded. Secretary Maddlson of the G. W. V. A. this afternoon received a wire statino that the following soldiers will arrive from Medicine Hat on the Monday morning train: A. P. Laurie, Lethbrldge; V. E. Hutton, Macleod; L. H. Griffin, Maoleod; S. Morley, Lethbrldge. PARIS, Dec, 28.-XG6n. D'Esporcy, chief ot the allied armies In tho Near Kaat, liaB been summoned to Paris to confer with the irorerament oyer �ib situation along tJio Black Sea coast and In the Balltanfl and he Is expected to arrlvo here shortly.' The general's oomlni? le awaited wtth much Intejest as his a4vlce Is expected vitally to affect the policy ot the entente toward Russia. Wltii allied forces .uow In OdasBa, Sol)8stopoI and NovorOayko, attention is being attracted to the activities in the Black Sea region by a Socialist member of the chamber of deputies de-mandiSK a full statement ot the gov-smment'a Russian policy. Marcel Cachln, a Boclallst deputy, speaking in the chamber, declared j PARIS, Dec. 2S.-The Socialist dop-that Ptoreign Minister Pichon had said ' uty, Marcel Cachln, interpellated the the entente had deolded positively not government In the chamber of depii-to eend a military expedition to. inter-j ties yesterday, asiting Premier Clejn- EXPECTED DID ene In Rueela. Upon this M. Pichon rose and dented making such a statement. 'I never said that intervention had enceau to state whether secret diplom acv would be abandoned in tlie peace conference and the discussion given all publicity. The premier is expect' LONDON, Doc. 28.-Former Prem- . .______ _____ , _ ler Aisqulth, the vetei-an leader of the 1 been abandoned," declared the foreign ed to reply tomorrow. - � - � IminiBter, "but that the government had' More than 300 deputie.s were pres Is Retroactive-Those Who Saw Actual Fighting Get Gratuity If Discharged Before Nov. 11 OTTAWA, Dec. 27.-To clear up a number of misunderstanding regard '.ng tho orfler-ln-couacU ;relatlve to the granting of a war service gratuity tu tliofe in the Canadian army on Nov. 11th when the armistice was signed the militia department has issued a memorandum explaining the order. It is made cleflr that there are two scales of gratuities, one higher for those who have served ovei-seaa, including Great Britain, and the other lower for those whose services have hsen ooulinoci to Canada. The regulation is retroactive beyond Nov. llth, inaofax as any soldier ig concerned who has served' at the front in any -------------o-------------- isictnal (.htv.are of wa.r. The statement not considred It uner the conditions ent in the chamber and tlie public gal- (i,,a]i,g .^-.^h the retroactive feature described by the press.", i lerles were crowded, but the storm , ,f j^e order ' 'which had been expected did not break, the government apparently having the situation well in hand. Deputy Cuchin's reference to the socrel treat- Igitual theatre ot war, is entitled to six ies or 1916 and 1917 brought him a re- months gratuity, Avhether he was dis-buke from .Aristide Briand, who was:charged before or since November MNSINSTAL says; 'Any oklipr v/ho has been oii active service tor three years or nior", and lias seen service at the front in an Liberal party, has gone down to defeat vrlUi a majority of his followers. The former premlei' was defeated for his Hast Fife constituency, which he had renresented for 32 years, by Col. Sir Alexander Sprot, who hail fought him jn several previous elections as a straight Unionist. Sir Alexander is a country gentleman and a resident of Flfeshire. It was known that the former premier had a stifl' light, but it liad hardly been expected that he would be beaten so badly as tho vote shows. In addition to losing the votes of the Coalition Liberals, however, Mr. Asquith had the disadvantage that under the recent redistribution act, the,- .....-------- \ r � i r ------------- --------- �boundaries oC East Fife had been ex-1l'>e coUbnition of the festival ot ^^^^ budgets tor January, Feliruary and tlioutre of war, the provisions ot the a considerable Un-|St. .Tohn's was also made the occ.a.s- ^j^^^j governments policy new ordcr-!-i-cou�ciI are not app'.icable. lion tor the installation of the officers , Rus.sian question. The session I Otherwise, the general features oE Friday evening was an important one in Masonic circles in Lethbridg". , premier when tlie arrangements with i Groat Britain and Italy were made. ! M. Briand expressed himself as being fully in accord with tive idea that the peace conference should be public. There were lively scenes in the 11, 191.S. Such a soldier who has been on active service, for two years and under three years, will get five months' gratuity, and over one year and under two years, four months' gratuity To the soldier who was dis- chamber when demands were made on ' charged prior to November 11, and Premier Clemencoau tor stiitements on who -.vas not at the front in an actual tended to take in lonlst elepent. Lsborites Second Party It is probable, that the Laborites will be the second strongest party in the house, as the Sinn Feiners will refrain from attending at Westminster. The Laborites, however, have lost two ct their most prominent leaders in the defeat of Arthur Henderson and Philip Snowden. tor the coming' year ot four lodges. North Star No. i. Letlibrldge No. ,39, Charity No. 65and Diamond City No, 65. The installation was in the hand.'! of "Very Worshipful Brother K. Ox-land. After tho Inr.taUaiiQn the annual haii-Ouet was Ii.-!ld presided over by R. W. Dr. G. W. Leech.-Toasts-.were proposed by W. D. L. Hardie,- Capt. -E. C. lasted uutil evening, when the premier said: "I will reply to these questions." Another session will he held today and another session on Sunday. The AaquUh aoetion of the Liberals , jjacKeuzie, Capt. A. H. Denoon and; received a severe blow in the defeat, Oxland.- Songs were sung by) not only of the former premier him- jieggi-s. ourr and Rannard. self, but of Sir John Simon, who was considered the probable heir to the Jeaaership, and Reginal 'McKenna, one of the former premier's chief 'lieuten-nts. Of the 4 women candidates only five Following are the officers ot the various lodge."! who were Instaliod tor the yeaai': NORTH 8TAH LODGE No. 4 W.m., F. Hick; S.W.. Allen Jack. J-W.. J. A. Held; S.D;, W: Crawford; J.D., LABOR MSENISi ADDRESS TO WILSON LONDON, Dec. 28.-President Wilson went to the American embassy today and received the delegations of PARIS, Dae. 28.-The suggestion that Cardinal Mercer, the primate of Belgium, attend the peace conference in some oapsiClty is being discussed among the diplomatists here. - Th|9 Belgian . delegates havs been named, but it is understood that before their appointment, Cardinal Mercer will be asked to represent the Catholic party. FINDLAY'S BAIL REDUCED the order-ln-council are: lAIaximum gratuity is six months' pay and goes to .soldiers who have-served overseas three years or longer. Soldiers serving overseas between two and three years get five months" gratuity. Frome one to two years overseas, gratuity is four months pay. ' Soldiers not out of Canada, but on service three years, get three months' gratuity. From two to three years in Canada, gratuity ig two months' pay. From one to two years in Canada, gratuity is one month's pay. Under one year, no gratuity. Married men with dependents wlIlJ.. it gratuity at rate ot not less than^i they served over- A'J STARLAND. Announcenientls made by the management of Starland that a Baby Marie Oahorno screen play, "Oiipid by Pi-oxy," has been booked fpf^Monday and Tuesday. "Cupid by Proxy ' Is the delightful, romantic come'cturc play Iiaon�'s �"er his discharge, according general manager of the Union Bank,?' }^Jl''^..J\l To^eT,' Tll!^ service, of Canada, announced this ' ' ^d eanecHllv to those in the ceii- ''Men already discharged who have that a close alliance had been made ' f ^y'"' ^J^�f^}yJ�,lTtt Leii ne and ^^cn service In an actual theatre ot by the union Bank with the National ^r^lempues is s^^^^^^^^ b^ Lrmed at Taruopol, Galiciu, under the presidency of Constantlne Levltsky. The new government is taV-ota\)\� to tbe entente. Captured the Town Ask any of yesterday's happy prisoners. CHARLES CHAPLIN -in- . 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