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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETIIUWDUE, AUHttlTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY NUMBER 19 VILNA OVER-RUN BY BOLSHEVIKI; RUSS. PEOPLE DYING OFF Betsvcen Germany and Russia Polish' Socialist Discus- ses Program of His Govt. W, Jan. (Associat- ed rresa) "There is Bolshevism among, iho rich an well as among tho said Andrew Morarte- iho Polish premier, to tho Associated Presp. The premier in a member of Oio Auslrinn par- liament and one ot the most prom- inent figures hi Ihfi present gov- ernment, Ho ts tho son of n coal miner, but a highly olucatotl student ot government, an Ideal Socialist, whoso honesty is un- questioned oven by the opposition. "Tho social contrasts are every- toe lie Raid. "We hate workmen unemployed here; no clnlhes and no food for their families. 3. am a Socialist. hut above all I am PoUfli. I am Bolshevist. I love Poland aiid am willing to die for her, I served three years aa a soldier r and consider I am iloing my duty r Ly remaining at my present pOEt until tho elections. If necessary I will die at this post. "Poland is' caught between two Russia and Germany. What 3i worao In Bolshevism jaan the net of tho German army In selling city of. jumVii 'or Uos." "The program lor Poland as we see it "1. Tho division of land, to be paid for at pre-war values, "2. The taklug ovt-r ot the mines by tho government for an equitable consideration. "3. Slate ownership of public utilities, such as electric plants, waterworks, rallro.ids, slaughter houses, locomotive vrorfcs and bakeries. "The program does not provide for state control ot all industries as has been said, for the stale is less efficient than private initia- tive, though the railways in Aus- tria, while costing the government jnoro to operate were more effic- ient than those under- privato op- eration. "Poland's tlirTiciiHio.i come partly from the fact that we have been under three different rulers Austrian, (iorman and Russian. AVe have throe kinds of money" In circulation and have suffered a Uouliio military occupation." ROMEr Jan, Wll- xon arrived in Rome at o'clock this morning. Hs 'vas re- ceived at the Elation by King Vic- tor and Quean Helena, members of the government and representatives of the focal auth- oritlei. An immense crowd comed the president with tfi; greatest enthusiasm. POINCARE MAY fr VISIT THE STATES VA1US, -Tan. PoMicarc JIIRJ- visit tho United SlAioa in Aviguat writes Chap. in L'informFiilon to- day. Petrograci Faces Total Starvation Russia fcr miny "Condit'ona In Pctrograd are exceedingly he says. "Ex- cept (or the Red Guard and its agents, the whole population is In direst need, Petrograd is face to face with complete starvation.'' Borden at the Peace Table LONDON, Jan. Evening News declares Premier Botha, of South Africa, Premier Borden, of Canada, and Premier Hughes, of Aus- traliaj will represent the. overseas Domlniois of Great Britain at the main peace conference. Soldiers, Former Pastors, Sec- ured Liquor Prescriptions Without Examination WINDSOH, Ont.. Jan. On infor- mation supplied hv FIlRht-Ucui. Ar- thur SprnckUn ami (jtarge U'irscy, both of ivliom arc former iiastors of Howard Avenue JlelrfodisL Church here, Georgft'T. Gardner was ar- ralgnoJ in police court yesterday on Many Guns Are in the Hands of j The Element Jan. Munich news- raiiers o.r ihis mcTnins'a date received publish extending reports of fighting iii the streets on New Year's Eve. XI no ncrsojis are declared to have beun wounded in. different parts u, charge of violating the Ontario tern- of Uie city, while the accounts stale perauco act by giving liquor prescrip-j that tbe rioters used hand grenades lions to persons not suffering from against police and threw similar I any ailment. itiisnies at the front of the Catholic Spracfclln rind Kersey testified they] Society building. oMalried-prescrlntions from Dr. Card- ncrjwrllhout the physician making any oxamination as to their physical con- flillon. HP- took, their word that they WCTO suffering from lieart touble and saiania. the witnesses Kersey and Spracklin: were aitct- ward examined Dr. .T. C. Hoare, of who testified that both health and that the prescriptions given" them were unnec- essary. Further hearing ot the case "was de- ferred for eight days. Dr. Gardner is a reputable physician, fSll The 'newspapers declare that bers of weapons are in tb session ot the lawless element. great Questions Relating To Syria and Armenia Must He ScHJeil Jan. in cer- tain Italian newspapers on the east- ence lias been made to Italian inter- ests that should be considered, have, attracted additional attention heie to the question of Armenia anil other eastern countries, the future ot o I which probably will be deoldol by the conference. On Ihfc supposition pars in Ms evidence heforo tho senate llmt Uie convention of between iaid that any attempt by; France, Great Urltaln and HussJa re- German Officers Say Province Must Be Destroyed, and They Will Not Interfere to Protect Poles. AVAilSAW. 'Jan. fate of iUe province of Vilna-Is trembling '.u the balance. Bolshevist agents are spreading' flieir propaganda throughout the province, Uio northeastern fart o! Tthicli is un- der Soviet rule. Rands of rob- bers and tramps, advance guards of tho BoJshevlfel, regular troops and refugees arc coming Into Vilna. The Germans apparently are making no effort lo rcsiore order in the city, alifcough they have troojpa there. A Polish committee called upon iu command ot the Oennans, and'.retiuasted arms for .J'oles and- oihera so tbat they might defend the city against the Col. 'Werner replied: "Berlin has given me orders to the contrary. AVe wili not bo a monkey lo draw the chestnuts out of the fire Engitsb. I am sorry for yiur ,wires, daagbters and chndrfifli but this cauutry jntiat be destroyed." Tiie Poles hnvo organize A tlie young TOSH for of thfj city. The tiorreapondenl has seen a copy of tbe letters which have- Itassed between the Polish com- mittee and the Germans regard- ing the defense ot Vllna. The Ger- mans' iloclare that they Intend to turn over the city to the Soviets and refuse to permit the Poles to receive arras. Conferences have been carried ou between Capt. Bobiabnsky ot the Polish army and the German delegates, representing the sold- iers from the 11'ut army under Von Falkenhaven. A GREAT WELCOME AT WAHSAW, PADKHEWSK1 WARSAW, Jan. the eelsbralien during the arri- val of Paderewikl In Warsaw neiday a balcorty ot a house col- lapsed and 25 persona were killed. arrived at 11 o'clock tonlqht from Poser. A throng o1 people tha aUeets and sang and shouted as the pianist and Polish leader made his wcy frcm the station to the Hotel Brlstof, he has estab- lished headquarters. (Germany Decides to Send Force Against Invading Poles iu Defend Their Papers Have Strong Any Surrender. ,._y BASEL, Jan. German army corps hsve bttn con- centratfcJ on the border between Poscn and Prussia, according to the Nuchrlchten of Frankfort Germany, it is added, decided to defend her rights to the province of Posen. Will Travel From Liverpool Via The Panama Canal To H. C. 'MOXTItEAU Jan. strains of patriotic'music played by military bands of the imperial army, 1500 offi- cers and men the Canadian dflioniry Force who enlisted in lirtt- Is Discussed Columbia :md Alberta cmbarko-I. at lAverpool yesierday atternocn ou the Canadian Pacific steamer fr-rnpress of Asia the direct voyage ib Van- couver via the Panama Canal, this being the first and probably the only ttmc the steamer wifl travel to Can- ada this -.vay. With Govl. My Financial, Men of Dominion OTTAWA, Jan. i meeting of financiers here today by the minister of finance. The arrangements of tlie trip were Among those present were Sir Vincent madni by Sir Edward Kemp, Canadian Meredith, E. L. PeaEe, Sir John' Alrd, pierseaB minister ot militia; Mr. J. H. A. Ilichardson, Cv A. Uogart, rcpre- M, IlQSTvortn, chairman ol Canadian seuting the linnkors1 Asso- PacUic ocean por'vicesj ami Guu. Hlr UardtnRTi earth, Catia-' sciitinjif the Brill sir treasury, and Mr. oisn beadquarierE. THO Etfipress of. gtoijdr.rflj G! Ksport Corn- Asia, which was direried to Atlantic pany. waters In order to facIIJIate Ihe trans-; ThG general QUeatioVunder tons.'d-' port of American troops to Europe, lras tbe will relnni to commercial sen-ice bo- j a tween Vancourer and the Orient after disembarting her contingent of Cana- dlan soldiers. "SVASHIXGTO.V, F LONDON, Jan. As r a ussa re- LONDON, Jan. As- aw to prevent ahor strikes would be garaing Asia Minor and other matfer? Scctatcd .PressJ-Tho MHilan- CroE3 futile. He condemned legislation for' relations between enlcnto. b-nn awarded to Mfljors'Gordon compuJscry arMlralfon as an ngcncy: powers must have been communicated Mclcalfe Jaraon Pringle lo compel workers to remain at their i lo tno lialiLin government, it Js notijCth baUaiion- Ernest Steer, taaks, and assorted that labor had apprchonrlcd 1'nnt there will fee Rifles; LlwitcTianta James Ballan- verileil any considerable legislation by the staler, looking toward this end. Tho sudden from a war (o a jioace basis >n industry may re- conflict cf official view. Developments in IIic discussion tyne, R.O.H.; Cluirles Uroofc geiico service; Harry Cooka, Mounted future iit Ihe Franco-Syrian Rifles; Arthur Hopper, artillery; Alex- conEcrcnco at M.irEellaise are awailcrf andcr Kcslanriera. 22ncl hatftlion; anlt, ho said, in hardships to great Interest. The viewpoint McDonald, machine gun Ing people this adding is that well as French1 John MacKenzie, artillery; many workers in munition factories delegates ivcnt to conference to Herbert Northwood, 7Sth battalion; and woodou s plants had been discuss i the uuesUon mi the theory of Paterson, Mounted thrown out of employment. He lie-) an nxtcnsiin of French Influence in Harrv Fetrle, battalion; Ezra Skv- that country. H is expected lhat some nge, 'ftiflne'ra: C. B, Slrcom, urtll- deflnlto expression of (lit! desires nC-iery; N, 70th battalion; ...in Thomas Uarc-lay, Am- bulance; Serjjl.-Major James Kay, IGlh battalion. that tho army should bo de- mobilized nn quickly as possible, hut not wi speedily as to put soldiers into competition. lor their jobs hold by men and women in tho industries while they were in the military ser- Tlce, will not take kindly to a (he Syrian people __ will be made through thoir It is pointed out l hat the whole east- ern question fa difficult of early solu- tion. Countries like Armenia, for in- stance, will be hnrrtly able to work HURC Gothti Built lo Solid as Walks n credits for lbe purchase rf Can wjiefit and aud othcr com. nioditfes j.rovisioa ot outside funds for "tbe same purpose. Canada, was a fiorrowtng nation before the war, has obKgaiiona by way j ot interest to meet annually in Ixm- f ilon and New York upon the indehted- of her several government, mu- nicipal, railway and other obligations. The aggregate of this yearly indebt- edness is variously estimated at froro to the lar- gest part of ivhtch Is in H is not, therefore, sufficient for Canada to establish, credits here for the. purchase of only her commodities. Ail equate funds must be found out- Drive Poles Out 3an. protest asabist ilie "abject surrender (o the which ta advocated by of Hie Prussian ministry. Is printed by the Zeituug Ammlttag today. Tho minister, who has just returned from the border, declares that Trhile the nvasion by the Poles could Jiave been, prevented fortnight ago, the situa- ion is now hopeless, and that Ger- many covild not regain the territory occupied hy the Poles, even with tho division ordered to the di- declared, 'which, it wag now jiuEsible to assemble. Tbe newspaper declares tint statements cannot he true and.asfca1 why Ihe government has done nothing n the matter- It characterises Iho attitude ot the government as ese The nofrspaper also-expresses dis- quiet over the evacuation-of Biga-byi the Germans and the danger ot a uCillii flcrroany, The "gorerniQent members Sre m csslon. tflsisy and are reported :to be oaslderlDg wha', action to'taka.for the 'protection ot German, cities-from' the Poles. X, Jan. Wtnless side for Hieir purchase to tnett Dominion's external needs and the any adverse balance o? trade. It was this itas usder German, airplanes were destroyed in part hy the Ger mans when they evacuated Cologne, according reports from Dritish cor- respondents ijklhe British area of oc-' cupation. ?P the dismantled machines is tho skeleton of a huge Got ha. It was built to carry J4 men: on its broad wings (ire walks, whifa HKIe Iron ladders leacJ to the upper plane, where Iha machine gunners were sta- Ifoned. Another machine an ar- mored atrplano for use Jn attacking trenches with machine guna. The Still Many Wonnded on North-i era Pacific Sea is Running High COPENIIAOR.V, Jan. man troora whirli recently were forc- wings aro of corrupted alee! and ed to evaruale the Hawjan Baltic'port .steel a Barter of Inch thick ?f a few rales itlaUOH. all t-Hal irnll that Cll.V, .ICCOHlIng lO' Berlin Royal Red Cross til. Hint '.artvlces toBay. They ,ro occupying l-iec hnj Koftn nwarrlrtil tn Mam! as bents, lor tHO jULIl. v_t_Li- i_ .1.-___-.__ had been awarded to Maud Krnncig, Stella Jcnklng, Ina Johnston, ....__, _ bread line Ihls winter nitev auffcrtng oul tneir own iini> tlf soon en- CUharine the soconil clan to as seals for two men. Tho machine guns point down throuRti tho fuselage. tlic heJicbls In the rpgion. hardships anil sacrifices ol. war, :Mr, ;Gompers said, when congress coulrt help Ibs problem. As a aubatltula lor compulsory ar- bUrflllon, ho proposed a system of oonclllftUon ol mediation. British Order Germans to Halt Advance, Bolshevik! Jan. from i Tho nolshevltti, tha THgcs Xeitimg Oftrtnin and Scandinavian sources ot 1 ndds, are advancing ivilh two Hrflleh anil military (each wilh thtco divisions, towarii 1n tho HaHfc provlncog have created Vllnu and Kovno, wlillc at prpacnt Uio 3, demand by Iho Rrltlah preaa for ait prmnns Iiavo only at their disposal clear Btatenicnt of tho govenimanl'g ithrte battallona that aro nbsolnluly policy rOBnrdltig itussfa. According lo Ilio DnoUcho Tages' Tho Hod Flac, the Spartac-an organ, o( Berlin, the Hrltlsh lhat llurr WlnnlB, Iho Herman jiroientcd an uHliinuim to tho Qcr- commissioner, Informcil tho llrittsti man eupremo comrnand'lcat Ihn Gvr- reprcsciilalivo that Iho Germans do- man troops mint not only prevent a sired (o continue their occupation ot JurUior ndrnnco ty tho Dolshovlkl, Iho Halkan jwrts lor tho protection of hut must rotaka Valk anil Vendon. It. tho country and Ha Gorman inhaM- this order ij nol carried out, (ho Gcr- laius, but (hat his endeavors had man says, tho cn'-snlo hampered hy tho refusal ot tlic Into Oevmany. greater parl of Ihe (Icrnian trooiu to Is no conrirmntlon ot tliosoldo any more fightlnB and Ilieir do- reports from on official fourco, Jinnml lhat llioy he rolutncil home. to present .1 definite nroKram of: Annie Drndlcy. Blizahclh Cnmeron, j future government for consideration Carolina Donnelly, Altec Coyle, by the pence ronlrrrnro tholcna Dulmnge, Nellie EntfgM, Harriet latter held En protracteil session. Margaret McDonald, Sarah MclnfiRC. Elliaboth McDougall, Mary FOUTIFIEI) UY DRUGS MUUDEU-Ett IS HANGED TOKONTO. Jan. a slalo phj-slral coUiipsf. Iliough forlified by rlrugs aiJuiinistored by jailers, Xcby, Hie Asryrian, pilil the ox (rein o {tan ally lor tti? murdor of llio CnnatHan Pacific railway bridge worker. Xnby protest- oil hfr- innoncncc ou Ihe s raff old anJ whllo'.Hic l.oni's Trayer was Mcl'hcraon. Delorcs Mksay. Annie Mitchell, Elsel 1'aynler, Oerlruda Reid, Katharine Held, Mabel' Kynor, Margaret Riddle. Christina Walling, Edilh and Mmmo Wright. EXI'ORT OF GRAIN FROM N. Y. NEW YORK, Jan. The federal fnod adminlstradon today notified tho being repeateil. I-ite was nnl exllncl Hip grain trade lhat until further nollce l of Now York for 17 niinrlRa, llm Umgcst_ time on on all shipments ot grain end grain products for bolt) uxporl and domes- tic shipment. record liorc for a man lo live Uio Ivan hnd hcsu sprung. CONFERENCE POSTPONED LONDON, Jan. cable from John W. conferer.ce of representatives of the allied nations, which was to begin in Paris on January 6, has been postponsd for one week owing to the development of the cabinet crisis In Italy. It is new expected to meet on January 13, and arranncmcnts to that end are being completed, REMOVE THEM WITH DIFFICULTY' NEW YORK, .Ian. to- day-againit an angry which cap- sized three of their boats, coagtguarda froirt many stations, aided by crewi from 20 naral craft, had by nightfall taken safely (o shore 17 nurses and 1V37 of Ilio 24SO homeward-bound sol- diers of tlie Unltcfl States transport Northern 1'acllic, bard aground for two days on a sandbar near Fire Island THE WEATHER FiRV: JSLAND, N.Y., the ISrst ray of light today TH'autnF parlies left their improviBed lodgings and gathered on. tho lieacU ia tlic pouring rain, prepared to resume thpt task abandoned yesterday at nlghthll ot brlrislns the soldiers ivlio aro ou the American iraniport North- ern Pacific, Btraudeil on a sandbar elnce early Wednesday raornlnff. the TPBsel wont agrotmtS it has rained incessantly, Interposlag additional hardship on tho roacuers, and this aUaatlon was uachangcd at dawn lo- tbe coaslgiiard life-aiTers on the beach they found tho jea ruaalng' farther in and the surf higher yesterday orer the transport. The wind TFas to the norlheasf. The ship had rrork- cri farther in during tho night, but foe-, fiouso it was high ivater this mornlnff her distance from shore ITSR farther, Work Favforably VORK, Jan. Information that approximately JOOO troops, Inclurt- Ing somn cf tho wounded, had been from the transport Xortberri Low and mild. Caugnt on the Fly ITALY AT ONE WITH WILSON IN VIEWS ________. Pacific, aground at Fire Island, was ROMK. Jan. S.-Xcwapapors here' reccire'l ly nary dBpartmeot 22 unite in (heir welcome to President [dais at 1.30 p.m. today. This Wilson. "The visit of Prclsdent Wil-i indicated Inat fewer than InOO sol- says the C'orriere D'ltaHn, "must dlers remain on board, and the trork' signify that outside and above the of- of remoTlng these in small boats and "OWING TO TUB LOSS of time through tlifl Influenza epidemic, the firial ceromniilep, Italy as rcgarda problems ia with Mr: Wilson, who will nndrrstuml the preoccupat- ions cf Italy as ho lias understood those (if France and Tho Glornnta D'ltalia says: "We with the' breeches buoy was going favorably, it was said. WANT RELEASE Jfin, petition s department of education has short- entered UKI war for tiii? samo Ideals-ty a mimlier ol prominent encd the courses for Iho various as tbe I'niteil States an A with ihn j men has been presented lo Premier- grades for tliis year, and tbe newjaanio ideas. We purpose to work J Uoyri asking lor the release, courses are now at Davidson of Central school. KXPVICT TO HANDLE all classes of labor and are open lo re- ceive Information regarding any kind ol em ploy me lit. are not confin- ing our efforts to finding places (or returned soldiers, though of courae we expect that will be a large part of our work fcir many months. Today we flre opening up our new oflicca In the Hull block. On Monday com- misstonor Mitchell will bo down, when final arrangements will all bo I.ongworlh of the pro- vincial laboi- bureau. with her tor a lasting peace." 'of conscientious-objectors, Recommends Destruction of All Big Him Warships WASHINGTON, of all capital tWps of ihs v Germany navy, surrendered to the allies, vos recommended to the house nav.il affairs commltUe today by Admiral-Rodrnan, who commanded the American fleet jn Ihe North Sea during the war. He said tht German ships would not be needed, that they were of different types than thaas of the allies and U would be a waste of money to pay to maintain Iheny ;