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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FTUESDAJY, DECEMBER 31, 191S fHE LE\HBmDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE FF GETHiCARS NEWillNESSJN TH ITof somo lime past farmers and Btockmen in the aonth have boon making fcoraplainta regarding tlio dUflcul. ty lh-*ecurlng cara for moTing hay south ,to meet the needs of livestock during the winter. Many of these com-jilaliits have, been taJttn to President Marn'ocli of tlie Board o� Trade who liaa .'talien them up In different quarters in an effort to brln^j about a better condition, but results seem to be 8low;'ln coming, sol today ho sent the lollowtug wire to. Hod. T. A. Crerar, , minister of agriculture at Ottawa: \ "I-'ani apprehensivo that a Bcrlous Bltu"ati6n wJii shortly develop around this; district OiWlng grave delays, getting' cars bring hay and gi'een fetid fronl' north mori? particularly from points Canadian Northern. As ex-ttmplqa would advise you to have the Eailway commiBSlon enquire into situation at Isliay and M.arshall Nvhoro large quantities are said to bu lying waiting cars. Situation would have been disclosed earlier but season no far here has been exceedingly fav-, ourablo as to weather, but now severe ' Winter will cause Inevitable loss tin-' Jess-relieved. There appears to be un-foi'tHnate^-aititudie railways nogjeot this business account special rates.^ O. B. IMARNOCH." PROPOSED SAILINGS From Portland,. Me.- Jan. 11, ...COMIlOxVWKALTH ................... Bristol Jan. 14 ......ORITA...... Bristol Jan. 14 ...MARCHADA:.. London From New York- Jan. 4 ...SAXONIA... Liverpool Jan. 4 ...CARMANIA... Liverpool Jan. S .MAUREJTANIA. Liverpool Jan. 11 ...TBNNYSOl^r.*.. London From Boston- Jan. 4 ..DELTA..... Liverpool Purchase prepaid tickets now tor relatives and friends to ensure prompt sailing. UNEXCELLED SERVICE For all information apply to any of our Agents, or to Company's Office, SCOTT BLK., 270 MAIN STREET, WINNIPEG. VANCOUVKR, Dec. 31.-Seeking the Identity of a tall thin man who resides in the 3800 block on Osier avenue, Shaughnessy Heights, tho prohibition inquiry this morning adjourned until Thursday. In the meantime a provincial ofificer will accompany the transfer driver to find out who it was that received delivery of somo 30 cases of liquor to the Osier avenue house three months or so ago. Who the enterprising citizen Is no one was able to say this morning. Tho expected sensation over the calling of A. L. Gartshoi'e, former manager of the Maple Leaf Liquor Company, did not materialize. The bench warrant was drawn by Mr. C. W. Craig, already tor service, but on tho understanding that Mr. Gartshore will be on hand Thursday morning it was not served today. Fraser was tho first witness called at the morning sitting. Ho testified that he bad talcen several lots of liquor to Freeman, in Now Westminster, and one lot of 25 or 30 cases was transferred from a truck driven by Lantz, another driver, to his truck.. Fraser said ho knew nothing d! the deliveries of a carload of "liquor to 1114 Hamilton street, known as "Find-lay'a warehouse." This was during the time he was off his job sick. Mr. William Savage, counsel for the prohibition party, questioned Fraser as to why he was delivering liquor, which was against the law. The witness said he was delivering under the orders of his employer, Chapman. QO TO DANZIG COPENHAGEN, Dec. 31.-The United States cruiser Chester which arrived here yesterday with the destroyers WIckes and Ayl-wyn left hero today for Danzig, the port of German Poland. The destroyers have gone to Lubeck, also a German Baltic port. The warships will take on board sick ^^merlcans. CAPTURE VILLAQES . LONDON, Dec. 31.-Forces of the Bolahevlkl government have captui%d two vllUflOS in the region of Reval, according to a Russian wIrelMS message received here today. The "enemy," It Is added, has landed 600 men and four guns (evidently on the Esthonlan coF>st In the region of Reval.) AT THE EMPRESS NEW YEAR'S DAY. U. F. A. MEETING By resolution Of a meeting of delegates from Local T7. F. A.'s held on Saturday last, a meeting Is called for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4th, 1919, at tho Y.M.CIA., Lethbrldge, to complete arrangements for a Central Farmers' Co-operative Buying Organization for Lethbrldge District XT.F.A.'s. The U. G. G. offers a very attractive proposition provided sufficient Interest is shovm and it is expected that they will have a representative at the meeting to supply full Information, particularly in regard to their Farm Machinery Una. e. OXLAND, Secretary. Telegraphic Briefs Kenneth T. Duncan, former mayor of Duncan, son of the founder of that B. C. town, will bo an independent unionist, candldata la Cowichan bye-election. In the first recall election held in St. John, N.B., under the commission system of government, John Thornton and John R. Jones defeated tho two old commissioners, 11. R. McClellan and E. J. Hillyard. Tho recall election was instituted after the dismissal of practically tho entire polico' force ou their forming a union and seeking alliliation with the trades and labor council. The succosstul candidates wore endorsed by tho trades and labor council, and scored a majority of from 700 to SOO. A car load of liquor, shipped as cUowing~gnm, was seized at Winnipeg. J. H. Thomas, M.i^, succeeds Arthur Henderson as chairman of the Labor parly in tho British House of Commons. Rong Chin, the Chinese influenza specialist from Seattle, spent some time In Calgary recently, only leavi*^ toward the end of the last week. Whlfe there it is claimed he treated between 475 and 500 cases^and never lost oue. Chinamen from Reglna, Lethbrldge, Medicine Hat. Moose Jaw and other towns came to Calgary to be treated. Those who came all tho way from Jlegina were almost done for when they arrived. Calgary a:Qermon presented Retiring Mayor CastcJlo with the chair he had used during the past tour years. Mayor Fisher of Ottawa is being opposed by Dr. R. H. Parent. Mrs, L. C, McKinney, M.P.P., approves of an 8-hour day for nurses. CUSTOMS RE PIS OTTAWA, Out., December 31.- �Customs receipts for December were 5993,999 greater than they were in December, 1917, according to the monthly returns from the customs department. This is the first month in the present fiscal year which has shown an increase over last year, inland Revenu Inland revenue during November realized $3,443,694, as compared with .$3,000,407 in November, 1917. Excisq duties on tobacco brought in $1,904,-046, the largest individual item. .'Excise on cigars also realized $117,783 aiid excise on spirits ?897,250. Revenue from war tax under inland revenue was $1,372,325. OF BASEL, Dec. 31.-'The Poles are masters of Posen' (German Poland), according to the Vorwaerts of Berlin. They have disarmed German officers and soldiers some of whom, the paper adds, were shot after being tried by court-martial. Violent fighting has taken place in tho streets between Ga^rman and Polish soldiers. WAITERS WANT HIGHTer WAGES NEW YORK, Dec. 31.-Despite the license given by the mayor In granting 150 all-night Christmas permits, prospective New Year's / Eve celebrations in some of the' big hotels and restaurants were threatened with failure, when the International Federated Union of Hotel Employees announced today that 1,500 waiters had gone on strike and that 5,000 mbre would be called out tonight, unless the proprietors met their demands for higher w^ges. DRY LAW CLOSES 250 SALOONS IN BUTTE, MONTANA BUTTE, Mont, Dec. 30.-The saloon and Butte parted company tonight after an intimate relationship extending over a half century, broken hitherto only by martial la-w which three times caused front doors to be locked. Tho dry law closes 250 saloons and three breweries in this city, and probably marks the climax of legislative reformation of what was considered a "rough" r^ning town, indulging wine, woniln, song, horse racing and gambling. Tliere were an unusually large'number of celebrants on the streets tonight. SPEND CHRISTMAS BACK HOME imperial Limited ^to Montreal SI 18.45 IN Eastern Canada Double Dally Train Service Double Dally Train Service Trans-Canada to/Toronto sioa.2o Corresponding Fares to Other Eastern Bolnta Compartment Observation Cars, Standard and Tourist Sleepers. Excellent Dining Car Service, Safe, Comfortable Travel on the Wortd'a Greatest Highway Tickets sold during December ar^ good for 60 day*. Extension will be granted by a payment of $5.00 for each exifa fifteen days.. � FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: J. GORDON, TICKET AGENT, PHONE 512 J- E. PROCTOR, DISTRICT PASSENGER AGENT, CALGARY. RIGG ACCEPTS WINNIPEG, Dec. 31.-R. A. Rigg has definitely accepted the position offered liim by the provincial government as superintendent of the bureau for employment of returned soldiers, it was.unnounced today. Mr. Rigg, formerly a prominent labor official and member of the provincial legislature, is now in Germany with the Canadian forces. LINER NORMAN OTTAWA, Dec. 31.-Sir ThoaaH Willie, acting prime minister, was in conference this morning with Adjt.-Gen. Ashton and other oBficers of tho militia department in regard to complaints of soldiers who returned on tho Northland. Preliminary arrangementfl were discussed for tho holding of a rigid examination. In addition to tha Inquiries now "being carried on by.tho militia department, tha acting Premier has cabled the charges to Sir Robert Borden to be investigated by tho admiralty which has control oi tho ships which bring Canadian soldiers home. In reply to a telegram from Sir Thomas White, the White-Star-Dominion Ijlne state that they are rs-sponslble for the character of the foo) ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGRAM TOMORROW-NEW YEAR'S DAY� SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S DAY Norfria Talmadge in 'THE MISSING LINKS' ALSO A SCREAMING TWO-REEL L-KO COMEDY "THI �LIND PIQ"" IMPORTANT QUESTIONS PARIS, Dec. 31.-Great interest is manifested among conference del": ( gates and in French political circle.s, in President Wilson's trip to Italy be- \ cause of the importance of the subjects he is expected to discuss there. Foremost of these anhjects, it is. supposed, iwill be questio.'s relative to the i Adriatic, Plume ahd Dalzr.uvian coast,' concerning which tho Jugo-Slavs and the Italians are not in accord. HANDLE MANY CATTLE CALGARY, Dec. 31.-The Alberta Livestock yards,'according to official returns, have handled a greatly increased number of cattle, hogs and sheep d,urins this year. The figures are as follows: 1913: 145,-545 cattle; 139,076 hogs; 51,659 sheep; 25,154 horses. 1917: 92,578 cattle; 127,948 hogs; 25,231 sheep; 25,694 horses. RATES EXPLAINED TORONTO, Dec. SI.-Explaiiation of the proposed increase In express rates is contained in a circular being sent *^out by the transportation department of the "Canadian Manufacturers' Association. For some of the commodities, on which the cancellation of special scales is sought, particular interest has been shown by shippers. The discontinuance of the special rates on fish is' one Instance when) opposition has been voiced to the changes. Objections to the proposed increase or euggestions regarding services generally are invited by the Caiiadian Manufacturers' Association transportation department. Tho Express Traffic AsBociation for Canada, on behalf of the express companies, have applied to the ho.trd of railway commissioners for authority to increase their rates an average of 25 per cent, west of Sudbury ajid S7 per, cent, east of Sudbury, over the pres ont rates per 100 pounds. Shipments weighing 100 pounds or more now move under rates per 100 pounds gjenerally based on tho distance the i shipment travels. INCREASED WAGES WASHINGTON, Pao. 31.-In-� creased waaSo, effective tomorrow, for employees of �|| telegraph systems in ifedtoraf control, except in "rton-functlonal offices and meoaenflcre" was announced today by PoRtm&ster-General Burleson. Employees in service mors than a year and a half set an Increase of 10 per ..f^, and those In employ. lessr,itf^nu^ .year and a hslf 6 per cent .....__. PRINCE ALBERT VISITS OCCUPIED REGIONS COBLENZ, Dec. 30.-.-Princ6 Albert, the second son of King George of England, today visited the various parts of the occupied territory arid inspected the troops. He came to Coblenz by automobile and had luncheon with Major Dlckmann, th^ Amerlcau commander. TROOPS IN POSSESSION BELFAST, Dec. 31.-(Special cable to Toronto Evening Telegram)-Sinn Feiners who wrecked a wing of the Belfast jail in which they were confined quieted down today, troops being in possession. PLEADS gIjILTY BURLINGTON,.Vt., Dec. 31.-John P. Luce, �f Troy, N.'V., a soldier at Camp Devins, who killed Albert M. Prentiss, stationmaster here on Nov. 25 when Prentiss airested him for stealing a ride on a train, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today. He was given a seutenco of from sis to 10 years in the state prison at Windsor. I- EATONS. MAKE RADICAL MOVE TORONTO, Dec. 31.-During the months of July and August in future the stores, factories and mall order houses ot the T. Baton Company, Umltod, throughout Canada will be closed all ds.y Saturday, and the Saturday half-holiday will be extended to all the other months of the year. This announcement is made "by Sir .Tchn C. Ealon in celebration .of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the gigantic retail business by the lato Timothy Eaton. HOT RECEPTION FOR HARRY MOMTRE.^vL, Bsc. 31.-Harry Laud er, who is booked for Montreal next' week, will run into a reception very' different from .what he has heretofore been aof.orded here. According to a communication received by the Star today from J. C. Groves, who says: "He is to be egged even If he attempts to step off the train and an organlzAlon has been formed to make things generally unpleasant tor Uie Scotch sinjer."-. HABOLO LOC.KWOOD irN"PAL5 Should a woman be jealous of her husband's friends? Cannot.L_,_ , and friendship be combined? - 5! � ri '*PALS FIRST" The gripping play of love and adv^nturt, will sUed an interestiac/-! light on this subject. See it at the Empress Tonight, starring HABOtiDV"' LOCKWOOD. - � SHOWING FOR THE LAST TIME TONIGHT AT THE EMPRESS SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME ^ CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG THE SAVAGE WOMM ;