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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIL LETHBIUDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1918 NUMBER 17 New Year to All UL 0 WHAT a marvellbus year has been the o\ie .jusl ending. It will remain epochal as the time best, the happiest, and most successful of all the years we have knoAvn. R. G. BREIT. Government House, Edmonton, Jan. 1, 1910. London and New York Press Speak 'of Difference in Statements, With, Some Un- easmess. LONDON, Dec. 31.-(Associated tress.)-Morning newspapers give great and equal prominence to the speecli of Premier Clenienceau before the French chanjher of deputies and President Wilson's address at Manchester. By their headlines and hy Iilacing in juxtaposition the strllcing passages and by their comment, the newspapers reveal a certain uneasl-nosB In consequence of the apparent divergdice between M. Clemencsau and Mr. Wilson. There Is a^n obvious endeavor, however, to avoid anything suggesting the existence of a substantial agreement or promoting anxiety regarding the conference. Their desire, seems mainly to show that Premier Clemenceau's standpoint is not so remote ifrom Mr. Wilson's as might appear at first sight and that any differences that exist- ought to be arranged with patience. Premier Clemenceau's version of iMr. Wilson's comment on the British fleet receives much prominence. The Chronicle says: "President Wllspn's speech at Manchester brought Xiut-what perhaps are the essential points in a league of nations, namely, cojnmon devotion to right, that it liiijBlfvlje woi'ld-wide, and irfcluding'all, Bnd iliat It must have continuing ma- - Endorsii'if ':ftnd empbasleing these points,.thQ,paper UilnKs the peace con-.ffereijiJB should be regittiedaa tixeitifit keBSl6ri*b� a body which will reconvene from tim^ to time. Thus It would, the newspaper says, itself became automatically a league, for unless it does so, its work ultimately �will be torn up by fresh wars. New York Comment NEW YORK, Doc. 31.-The New Torlc World, which usually supports the Wilson administration, in Its leading editorial this morning says: '^The difference of opinion between President Wilson and Premier Clem-enceau in regard to the foundations of peace were brought into sharp contrast yesterday by the public utterances of the two men. "Speaking to the chamber of deputies, the French premier said: "There is an old system of alliances called the 'balance of power.' It seems to be condemned now adays, but if such a balance had preceded the war, if England, the' TTnited States, .France and Italy had agreed say, that^ whoever attacked one of them, attacked the whole world, the war would not have occurred. WANTS TRIUMPHAL ENTRY WASHINGTON. Dec. 31-A resolution proposing that an army of allied and. United States troop� triumphantly enter Berlin to Impress upon the minds of the Germans the fact that Germany has been decisively defeated was introduced yesterday by Representative Doollttle, of Kansas, Democrat. T 10 FRANCE AGAIN King and Queen Wave Farewell -Lloyd-George Was Present Also LONDON, Dec. 31.-President ami Mrs. Wilson left Victoria station at 9.18 o'clock this morning on a special train en' route for France. King George and Quean Mary and the Dnko of Connaught accompanied them to the station.-'- Premier Lloyd Oeorgt was among those on thd platform to aee the president and his wife depart. The Scots Guards formed the guard of honor and the band of the Irish Guards played. Mrs, Wilson chatted with Queen Mwry-ana.shook bandit wlt^ all prea-ont as'th* train, pnili&d out, the King and Queen WftVing their handkerchiefs "atidtSeKemd playing as it left the station.  King's Gift LONDON, Dec. 31.-King George has.'presented a magnificently bound and illustrated history of Windsor Castle to President Wilson as a birthday gift, according to the Mail. HUGHESiuSESTO SERVEWIHEARSI On Soldiers' Welcome Commit-tee^Has Tilt With New York Mayor of tlic great victory of the Allied forces and the overthro\v of the powers of unrighteousness .'.nd dominating ambition to trample down right and human liberty. Freedom has been saved from the greatest attack ever made upon it. WitJi all __^ ^....._ _____^ ____ our hearts we unite with the Empir'3 aiid our ^j^^* complete,^ h'a^'bleslcd"' the'banners 'o^righl^ Allies in unslinledly according full praise to our j^r^^^ values of human life and freedom will con- PREMIER OF ALBERTA GREETINGS on this New Year's fcslival of 1919 cannot be but joyful and projihelic of pleas-days to come. Peace willi victory, decisive heroes on land and sea as the human force which rs^c^ate boriUo uVe i i^l er ser .^^^^^^ nunkind-hassccured for all the rmmphant and g orious in this glorious consummation Alberta has played achievement. 11 is clear y our duty also that we honorable part ihrougl, the sacrifices of over locognize Ihe unmistakable spiritual influence of^^g ooOx)f-the flower of her manhood, and through the divine intcrposiUon in turning what at. one ^^^^ devoUon of the rest of her people in putting period during I .e past year looked to thostvwlio f, their maximum effort to "upport this vali were capable ot judging hke an imminent disas-, ^^^o,, tl^, ^^^^ ^ great ideal has beer ter to. us into a surprisingly quick and coinplelc � reserved by our troops and llieir gallant overthrow ... our enemies. History xs_nol. bhnd , |[.gdes of the aUied amies. It is the duty > force blundering through daj-kness, but tlie.March of the divine purpose for the progression^ and freedom of mankind. been com-duty of all. now that liberty is secure, to maintain it so' against military autocracy abroad and organized selfishness at home. In other years we were wont to dwell on the splendid material advancement of our province, but the price we have paid for tory should draw our minds- to the outstanding truth that sacrifice is the inexorable law of progress. We should therefore be humble and zealous to make our Province socially as well as materially, morally as well as intellectnaly, worthy of those who cave their lives for us. If the States-, men' of Canacta are as successful and courageous Yes, the judgrrrents of God are now being in organizing freedom to benefit all'classes as-our pronounced und His righteousness is triumph'ant. soldiers were in saving freedom, the future is :The Master is not here in person but'His spirit bright, and real peace and justice for all classes "He hath soundcth forth the trumpet thai shall never call retreat. He is sifting out the hearts of men before his .judgment Seat,, Oh, be swift, my Soul-, to answer Him! be jubilant, my fectl Our God is marching on.'* system of alliances, which I do not renounce will be my guiding thought at NEW YOUK, Dec. 31.-Charles B. The! Hughes made public here last night (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) Is Proposed by British-Ask Peace Conference to Ap-' point One m-: LONDON, Dec. 31.-The British l^wnr cabinet Is considering a i'^fProposal which may li.ave an Im-'portant bearlno on future labor l^iSqusstlons throughout the world, " pording to the Express. The bsal is to ask the peace con-ence, at one of Its earliest sts-to apitoint a commission to ^lilre Into the question of an international! adjustfhent of condit-' ^l^i of employment and to submit. JSiB� for a permanent jnternatlon-ttl: court to, secune joint action in '^eh matters. correspondence with Mayor Hylan, which made known hi? refusal to serve on the mayor's committee to welcome homecoming troops beclnse William Randolph Hearst was a menl-ber. Other prominent New Yorkers have also refused to serve. In a letter declining/ his appointment, Mr. Hughes said he regarded the "relation ol Mr. Hearst to the city's welcomo committee as most unsuitable," and "our men can not fail to resent It" Mayor Hylan replied that Mr. Hughes' pleasure at the return of the troops "must not have been very doep-seated when you allow your personal feelings with respect to an individual to Influence you, rather-than your duty to the soldie/ hoys," and added that he supposed, "IJ you and Mr. Hearst had been of draft age and ibeen called by the government, you would have rofusad to serve." Mr. Hughes answered that ho could show his �ppr�ciatIon ot the soldiers' work wlUiout participating In "the use Of the city's welcome b� a vehicle tor a putJlfo testimonial to Mr. Hearst." is visibly abroad in the world. General Foch on his knees in a village church. Admiral Beatty calling his inen to prayer on the night of the great naval surrenderj'iand the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Llovd George, leading (he British House of Commons to St. Ill J Margaret's Sacred Fane are examples which will never he erased from our niemoi^y.and wliidliils' will be well for us to follow- , ' " - Our brave citizen soldiers are now returning to us, laurel crowned >-eterans. We all with glad hearts join in extending to them our appreciation and loud acclaim. They deserve all we can do for them. During the past year many more of our brnve men have surrendered their all for us, adding heavily to the honored list of our never to be forgotten'heroes "Tlieir name liveth forever more." With all our citizens I join in deepest sjon-pathy for those who mourn their loss. With all the world we too have been suffering from a dangerous visitation. NEW BOL'.HEVIST PARTY COPENHAGEN, Dec. 31.-The congress of the Spartacus group, whicli is In session In Berlin, has adopted a resolution declaring that "no honorable proletariat must have anything to do with the Independent Socialists." It was resolved also that a new party should be formed, under the title, "The Communistic Labor party of the German Spartacus Bund." The congress was addressed In the name of the Russian Soviet by M. Radek, head of the ''present Bolshevik! mission In Berlin. Unity of the Empire MUNICH, Dec. 31.-Kurt Eisner, the Bavarian premier, went to Stuttgart on Sunday to share in' an important conference relative to food supplies. It Is understood that ministers from ail the southern-Germaa states ate �.partldipatihgv.In'the con-: , lerences, which will also discuss tho' Y message to the people one and all, rich and unity of the empire apd south Ger-.... . _ -'man demands for equal rights. Won't Enter Governrheiit. COpENHAGENj ;":l)ec.'-:>3i:V-Herr Loebe, whose appointment to a place peace and conditions of men is assured. CHAS. STEWART. MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE UPAIION OF Hindenbui^ Tells Government He Is Ready for British Occu-� pation-New Radical Party Has Been Formed from Spartacus Group-Bavarians Discuss Unity, LONDON, Dec. 31.-Field Marshal von Hindenburfl has telegraphed to German Industrial magnates, saying,that he would support British occupation of Berlin, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Mall under date of Saturday. poor, young and old is "Play the Game" wilh Faith, Hope and Charity and leave the I'est. "Angels can do no more," always remember--_______________________ ing that "Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel i in the cabinet'was anhouijcod'yes-iust." "To thine own self be true and it follows, 1 terday, has informed the'central coun-as the night the day, thou canst not be false to any \ ^='1 �^ workmen of Ger-1 weis was in danger, man." many that he does not wish to entei? the government, preferring to con� tinue his work at Breslau, where he is editor of the Breslau Volkswacht, , according to a semi-official statement published in Berlin. Take the Responslbili^ LONDON, Dec. 31.-^(British Wireless.) - Friedrlcli Ebert, Phillpp Schiedemann and Herr Landsberg, the German people's commissioners, and who belong to the Majority Socialists, liave published a statement; in the Berlin Vorwaerts la which they declare themselves to have been re- j sponsible ifor the recent summoning of troops against the bluejackets in ; Berlin. In their defrtlce.i' Ebert,; Schiedemann and Landsberg aay thftt;: they had been informed by-the leader ii of the naval division that b� coul^ no longer be responsible for tl�e ^security of the life pt Commander Wels, commandant of Berlin, whovhad'beeH'^ arrested by the. sailors. 'T^J^il^ncH the commissioners gave instriidntns'^j to certain military commanders*';''to take the necessary steps to IHnrnJie Wels. � . ^ \ Th? Prelheit, organ' ot the, O'ermila � Independent S-aciallsts,. ib an/' editorial says this statoment.-ia;a; conr. fession of fault and denies the-life of 1 W. D. L. HARDIE. WESTERN VICE-PRESIDENT OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY I WISH the Herald and its readers a Most Happy and Prosperous New Year, as they richly deserve. Hope providence will send just a little more rain fall than in 1918, but in any case we ^.v..x. ______ ....._______ , ^T^ow that with your good stout hearts and intel- In the widc^jn-ead suffering which,has resuUod ligence and reasoned optimism yoii will carry on. there have been features of kindness and devo- The Canadian Pacific fully realizes the great value tion from our medical men and nurses and from' of your district as a producer of traffic and we EPOSES To Use Railways-Situation in Posen Serious, Soldiers Asked For LONDON, Dec. '31.-Germany has ----------------------------------------. " - ------ -11 i 1 , J, - . 1. , . , ,1 refused to accede to tlie demand of a great number of self-sacrificing women ami, will not overlook the necessity ol keeping abreast' the Poles that Polish troops be per- ' *" ^ mitted to use the railroads from the Polish border to Viina, according to Warsaw advices to the Mail. .The Ber- inen which surpasses all praise. of the requirements in the way of facilities and I hope and believe that we have seen the' service now that the nightmare of war has about worst of this severe outbreak, and that shortly vanished. The outlook for Western Canada looks this Province may by Divine mercy be restored veiy right but we must deal with our reconstruc-to its normal condition of healthfulness. I tion and economic problems whh intelligence and lin government is said to have based Its refusal on the gi-ound that per-_ mission from the entente nations was Although many of our farmers have suffered' sound judgment. We must be tolerant of one an-1 necessary. ^ & . ...... ... . ---- III the meantime, it is said that the severely from an unusual frost, I rejoice at the other's opinions of these subjects, examine all � ' ' problems cai'efully and without heat avoid too much stress on class consciousness and above all; THE WEATHER High...... Low ....... Forecast: Fair ana cold. 10 16 Peasants Near Moscow ! Revolt Against Bolsheviki PARIS Dec. 31.-(Hnvas)-The attitude of the peasants in the.region I of Moscow Is alarmino^the Lenlne government, according to the Petrograd correspondent �f thi Journal. Early In December, he reports, the peasants actively revolted and It was a week before they were subdued. The Bolshevik! Red Guard broke down opposition with the utmost aeverity. The peasants were poorly armed and forced to surrender in targe "numbers. Numerimk villaoes, the correspondent adds, were destroyed by nrtlllery and large numbers of peasants were massacred. Tho / " peasants, however, the correspondent, continues, maintain their attitude �r ojrpoBitldn tci the Bolsheviklj, look forward to prosperous years ahead. The New Year will offer to us all many serious problems for solution. The whole world is now bracing itself to grapple with the immediate labors of reconstruction and re-adjustment. With the great natural advantages we possess in this liighly favored land we cannot fail if W(? are united in purpose and spirit and arc resolute in our aim. Let us join in thanking Almighty God for all His Crowning mercies as well as for the common and personal favors we enjoy. We live in the greatest days of all history. The long drawn night of blood and death is passed. A glorious dawn is rising upon us, a new daj' of Hope and Faith. Let us quit ourselves as men. I wish you today. Glad Cheer, and my siucer-est wish, that the New ^ear may be to all, the PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 31.-4 Local authorities were tod^jr investigating the series of ..bomb explosion* which wrecked the homes ot Justice von Moschzlsker, of the state auprema court; Acting Superintendent ot Police Mills and Ernest T. Trigg, president of the Philadelphia chamber of commerce, late last night. Altl^duglt the force ot the explosions was so great that the occupants cf the hduj^eK were hurled from their beds arid scores of windows in neirtoy housi were shattered, no one was serlousl hurt. One man was arrested. It was at first reported that oiie the bombs had been set off at home of Judge Jamos B. Gorman, the jnunlcipal court, but it later guard, to see that the country does not split hor- literature in the Ebert cabinet, has' veloped that It was at the Trigg i izontally and that the international war is not re- ^one^^'� negoUate with *edence^ next-door. The police, generaTpro^peiTty oFou^^ problems'carefully and without heat avoid too'^e'""fj^yg'^��f u7e''p�^ Serious in Posen prevent the pohtical exploitatipn of the returned Copenhagen, Dec. 31-The sit-soldiers by agitators of the baser sort. The Ger- nation in Po^eu is extremely critical, mans thought that war would see the British em- ^Therefm'an''govT^ent^ i?as^S pire sphtting up verUcally mto independent states, asked to send troops there and Herr They know better now. Let us now be on our Landsberg, secretary, of publicity and One of the Judges Attacked Waa Seriously III-One Man Arrested placed hy class war. In framing-our permanent economic pohcy we should see that the agricultural producer is not handicapped in any way, that labor receives a fair return for its ser\aces and that the staple raw materials of which Cairada is one of the great sources are not outside the Empire to be worked up by foreign labor into the finished product but that the finishing process is carried out iii British countries.' Our soldiers thought thkt the present and past of Canada Were such that they were justified in making sacrifices for it. May its future be worthy of its past. D. C. COLEMAN. (CONTINUED ON PAGE SHVEN) SOLD THOUSANDS OF PAKE ASPERIN TABLETS NEW york, Dec. 31.-Accused of having manufactured and sold to in-iuenza sufferers thousands of boxes of aspirin tablets, principally containing "talcum powder," Joseph M. Tukay, head of the Verandah Chemical company of Brooklyn, was found guilty today of violating the sanitary code and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary, with a fine of $500. The sentence was the most severe ever imposed for such an offence, CHINESE DELEGATE /PEKIN, Dec. 30.-(Associated Press) -The Chinese government has appointed C. T. Wang, president of the senate, as a delegate to t'ae inter-allied peace conference.' Mr. .WapE is now Jp-Amerlca^ ^ "ANYONE WHO DEUBEIRATELY enters a house bearing a moditlod quarantine sign for Influenia �nd mingles with those suffering from the malady, and then goes out Infecting iithers deserves to be. punighed. But such infractions of the law arfl being made every day. I can't stand round every house In town to protect people against themselves and see who breaks qu)aTantlD�. If I could I'd have half the people In Lethbrldge in jail."-Dr. DeVeber, M.H.O. "A;LOT OF THE LAHGB users in town are going to hare a "gaaless" New 'Year. The school ^ toard was imlghtly lucky it 'didn't throw out the good.old coal for ftjii,"~Han7 Fleet woocL OFFICIAL ENTRY INTO CONSfA(ilT!NOPLE CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 31.- (Havas)-Gen. Franchet D'Esper-ey, commandpr In chief of the allied forces In the Near East, made his official entry Into Constantinople Sunday, coming'from Sal-onlki on beard the French cruiser Patrie. He was welcomed by the allied representatives here and the chiefs of staff of the Turkish army and navy. flOT IN SILESIA LONDON, Dec. 31.T-Boishevl8m broke out In German sllesia on Saturday, according to a 'Berlin dispatch to the Express. Miners who are on strike have seized officers of the companies employed, and, under menace of loaded rifles, have compelled them to sign "all sorts of documents,'' the dispatch says. It Is/sald that the disorders are due to Russian Bolshevism, and there has been murdering and pillaging iin the affected region. Silesia has been declared a Bolshevist republic, it is said. were confident it , meant for the judge, who Is serlo^j ill. It is feared the shock of the plosion may have a serious effect i his condition. The man taken into custody j his name as John 'Lafferty. He i any connection with the Btfal|| iWas held for further examinatif day. The police say he to pick up many of the pai] which we. .' found tfn doorste HAS APPENDICITIS MONTREAL, Dec. 31.-Hon. C. C. Bnllantyne, minister of marine and fisheries, was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital today suffering from appendicitis. TWELVE KILLED LEBANON, N.J., Dec] Twelve persons were kllle tonight and 12 others injij two gas explosions In 1 banon post office. The ploilon blew the roof fn building and the seconij the walls to collapse bu within the building In tl] bra rib ATTACK SOLDIl GENEVA, Dee. 31. OlsorCjers have occurr Ruhr ^valley coal f leld^ attacked soldier* g coal mines and, bo were .damaged. The finally compelled to i �>   ��* ? ? ? '  NO PA^ER WEDNESDAY > ? ? ? Wednesday beln* New Year's Day, there will no issue of The Herald. French Advance Oi CONSTANTINOPLE,pec.,^1.-A volunteer army andJ are advancing from' Ruttianfa through Bessarabia to\f Ukrathlan capital, accoj-dtno tf*^a report from Odewa race f !H 04 6?2890 863779 ;