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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta )^'DAY, DECE1V1B]]:R 30, 1918 THE LEl'HBRfDGE DAILY irrWALH PAGE FIVE ON NORTHLAND WEREFRIGHTFU OTTAWA. Dec. ,00.-Three years cvorfoiis, wounded in the Bliouldw nt Wmy Hidge, ami then to spend tlie first ChrlBtiiiaB of peacH on an avll-smellingr, filthy, vennin-intested boat, with a - Christmas supper consisting of cold salmon, bread, oleomargarlue (tnd cheap Jam. This is the description of conditions on the Northland given by, Pte. T. B. Harwood, of Win-jilpog, wbb arrived in the city last tivening.  Ing accomtnodatlon tor tUo troops.Is very limited and I suggested that more hatl^s be available, "Ventilation on the Avbole Is good. Hospital accommodatiou has been ample anfi satisfactorj'." HOLY PROBE THE k % I OTTAWA, Deo. 30.-The flov-ernmcnt has decided to hold a full and rigid Inquiry into the complaints of eoldiers who returned on the steamship Northland. It is probable that the inquiry will ' be held at Ottawa and will be open to the public. In order to obtain evidence it will be necessary to examine not only a number of the soldiers who returned on the Northland, but also employees of the White Star Line, including stewards, who are accused of trafficking in food, etc., and holding the men up for exorbitant prices. No Ground For Complaint ^MONTREAL. Deo. ,10.-Officials io the White Star Dominion ijlne have Investigated the cotnplaiiits originating in Toronto, relating to the Cootl, accom-inodRtioii and general oonditions on the Northland which docked recontiy nt Halifax and according to nn oHiciiil statement issued today no reason can Ijo found for the grievances voiced by ilie returned men. As Boon as word came Io Mo'itreal trom Toronto that the m�n had fo)ind ^^ fa't't, reports were requested hv wire 1^ J'roni the company's oindals in Halifax and from Major 0. II. V/estmore, f>i the pcimlraUy conducting staft, who "'^'''nter to date had been four above will touch Sydney, Halifax, St. .Tohii. ' ^e^o. START ON MEIRIA Sets Asid? SoOO Ab Kiicleus of Fund for Soldiers' Memorial WliateviT may be the foi'iii of thf Tnemorlnl to hti eHtabilahed in honoi-of the {alien soldiers and sailort; of Lethhrldgo district, tiie fun�liil)ridge and District Soldier.',' and S'tillors' .Memorial I'^und." The rfiflsoii for this action of 1he cinb is i; for the same offence. The A.P.P. are having their own trouble catching bootleggers who use their cars to cross the line, load up with vcbiskey and make a quick get-awa.v. But tho Customs Act seems to be working effectively, and is having a deterrent effect. CONSTABLE FOUND BODY OF OWN CHILD From present indications President Wilson will leave Europe on his return to the Uiiited States on February 10. TONIGHT AND TOMORROW BABY MARIE OSBORNE IN "CUPID BY PROXY" ALSO "HANDS UP" EIGHTH EPISODE AND FIRST CLASS COMEDY RMPRESQ' SPECIAL FOR WJ' NEW YEAR'S DAY CLARA KIMBALl YOUNG "THE SAVAGE WbMAN" I SEE YOUR FAVORITE SCREEN STAR Clara Kimball Young And Her Own Company in THE SAVAGE WOMAN' This is her very latest picturd. A guaranteed attraction. Showing Tonight and Tomorrow Harold Lockwood in a Real Picture "PALS FIRST" A 6-Aet Special Attraction ot love and loyalty. Also a. ljunoU of comedy and. real music. NEW YORK.-A new means of defeating prohibition by abolishing the, ^^^^^ .vnoft, uio represenia-"craay" cabarot and the "dippy dance' 1 ^^y^^ ,, ^i^g allies will meet in was advocated here today by Henry i pg^y^^ f^r further conference and dls-Barker, presid'int of tho Northern cussion. This conference probably I California Hotel Men's association, in' ^^.^i be nominally unofficial and in-I an address before the American hotel; formal, but it will actually determine asBOCiation convention delegates at ^ hasis of the Madison Square Garden. 1 The "dippy dance". ;Mr. Barker e-'c-l,,,^, plained, is the kind where the particl- reached at an earlier date pants touch chpeks and rest bends on 11,35 been e.\pected sbouldcrs. Ho said he believed the j -rue war cabinet resumes its prohibitionists would consent to the' sale of beer and ligiit wines in woll conducted cabarets if "the attendant vice" were eliminated. "Hotel men should agree to reasonable police regulations under the plan," continued the speaker. "If orders were violated or abused, revocation of the license should follow immediately." peace settlement I which will be made later. The ira-i presaion grows that a conclusion will than Hector McDonal'd, aged Sa, of Grwin-well. Ontario, committed suicide. Securing a ladder he caried it from the village ncroBB two fields, placed It against an orchard tree, mounted and jumped into space. The tings tomorrow. sit- SOME STRIKERS TMOT TAKEN 8AC-K � VAMCOU\'TilR, Dec. ;!0.~AItor a strike lasting 10 days the Coughlan shipyards were thrown open for work early this morning. Practically the entire force of 3.000 men reported for work, but many met with a surprise when they found that their- services were not required for the present at least. The arm took Hack only about 700 men of tho force and the others will be taken on gradually. MO.NTREAL-Just off the beat last! night, on his way home, and seeing duty face him in the shape of a crowd outside I'epin's drug store, corner ot: Ontario and Fronteuac streets. Constable Philippe Cloutier. of the Fron-lenac street station, ran to the store, ' only to pick up the body of his own little girl, Blanche, who had been crushed to death under the wheels ; ot a coal wagon. ' ] Blanche, who was seven yeura ot 1 age, had been out on an errand for ] her mother, with two other girls of, her own age. The children had been ' to a store and were on their way ' home and cimsing Pronteuac street when Blanche fell between the , 1 front and rear wheel's of a passing i coal wagon, and was crushed to j death without a sound, the rear j wheel passing over her neck. The j driver of the wagon did not notice 1 what had happened, and drove on. I No one could tell by whom he was employed. After the accident had been noticed two passorsby carried the victim into the drug store, and called the morgue wagon, as the child was obviously past medical aid. Her two little friends, an Italian and a Polish girl, were sobbing and confused. "A crowd had gathered outside .the, store when Constable Cloutier came running to his duty, and also to ;i parent's tragedy. He helped to place the poor little body in the morgue wagon, a nuzzled crowd wondering why a burly constable should be moved to tears about a mere "case." Constable Cloutier afterwards 'phoned hia police station, a.s a matter of duty, but said that lie had still to break the news to his wife in his home at 60 Montgomery street and did not feel able to turn in a complete report but that he would do so In the morning in time for Uie inquest. Today& ay -r � ---- SHOWING ONLY THE BEST PHOTOPLAYS HERE IS ONE OF THE SEASON'S OUTSTANDING PHOTOPLAYS WORLD-PICTURES PRESENT MONTAGUE LOVE and BARBARA CASTLETON IN THE WIERDLY FASCINATING ORIENTAL ROMANCE A SIX PART PHOTODRAMATIC PANORAMA Replete with the mysticism of the Far East-the~pomp of Eastern Princes-^the tragedy of the slave markets-the fetish of Indian conjurors. --- .- . ..�1/ ALSO LATEST PATHE WEEKLY GAZETTE AND GOOD COMEDIES No Advance in Prices for This Stupendous Attrictitit 43 ;