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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE WELCOM1 .BERTA VOLUME XII. UilHIMUHlK, ALBEIVl'A. MONDAY. JANL'AUY 13. HUH Nl'MBEK HOT FIGHTIN ERLIN Veterans of Alberta Open Convention Here; Welcomed by Mayor and Others Second Annual Provincial Convention of Veterans Opens Dyson is in the Many Problems Coming Up is the greatest Vnosi im- _ t portant convention or the Great War White TelU of What Grwt opened liiin morning with wmie iciib oi wnai w j Dyilon Ol ,hc provln. IS Doing and Expects lO Do! Llal branch in the chair. The COM-j TIM n i r i n i Is the third oi the provincial ----many 1 UDllC rro-j association. WUh Ihe solemnity f.f: posed. PROVINCIAL VETERAN OFFICIALS Acting Premier, Sir Thos. OTTAWA. .Ian. an interview todtiy, the acting prime minister, sir 'Hiomas White, Indicate to tho press fche preparation 3 which have been made silence, with all preheat slaadinp, ban- or was paid to the comrades who hail fallen in th'o war and to (ha woundc'.t and Rli'k were- The Delegates In addition lu President Dyaon the following provincial officials were for the eesstoa of parliament j prcsant: Vice rrosideiit A. E. Night- and tho progress accomplished In de-; irsgale, Secretary J..W. Mitchell, T. 'veloplng the demobilization, repetrlu-: Dace, representative of the Dominion tion and reconstruction program oi Executive, nun the following dole- ihe government under the several gates: runiSaiers ivhote departments arc ira-j L. Johnson, J. S. mediately concerned. The following' -M. McArthur, H. V. Munily, if. an official outline of the position 3- G. Road, W. Buchncr, G. W, AVais- wheeling these matters: "Active preparations aro now being ruado for the legislative work ot ths coming session of parliament, ivliich -JR j) tion and authority will bo presented lo parliament Immediately after Iho i session Js eonrtmed. "Among the questions Uk6n by or- rlar-in-council -which ho specially Inentloncd PuWlc Works "Reirtmptlon of public works Couponed hercnuse of thc war, aucli Jis thc and Trent canal en- and extcnalone of nation- al iwrts and harbors. This program will malorlally add lo iho estimates ivMdi .will bo presented to parlia- ment, 'rhft.pollcr Df tlio.covcrnmcnt in this regard IB very clear. Money will not be needlessly spenL Thc Tforks or buildings proceeded with ujiist bo oisonUa) of a producllve character from a .national slantlpolnt. eilfftlng post office or cus- toms iJtibltc will Hrvo. public' reiyfrcmeiitB onoa ing the tlnidhe regretted lie was un- to llolt} "1C of president, chief adn. able to attend. It is, however, eincct- o! anrl ce ttial. the premier -will ba Here on lon5- I'alrols of guari: Wednesday. Satk. From Iho Saskatchewa important posit- ila were, fired up- on several limes from buildings during the day, it being charged that llasi- inalists ivero guilty. meetings; Tlic ceiisoral rcpwls from Iho iu- ind that llio jurogrcss ot the indicate that Masimahsl lion nould bo waU-hoJ with hcon inj movement is spreading to the prm- teroit. Regrets were ciprcsioil cltlcs' where tho delegato was unavoidably General strike MS called on Sun- ed, hut may, pOEslbly, attend on the th'ird diiy. The following ladies represented the Jot-a! chapter of thc I. 0. D. ihe and the fienl Cross were prcKCiil; Sir Alexander Gait J. X. Ritchie, Mrs. Major Jack ROSE De- Mrs. DeLoiig. NexUf-Kln Mrs. day morning. No Serious mjEXOS APRKS, Jan. four o'clock this morning it was Elated at clashes had been reported an siuco 10 Mrs. Leigh. Longworthy, Red McMillan, MM. J, S. .Stewart. There were also at the convention, Mr. J. S, Shepherd, representing tho Hetnrned Soldiers' Commission, and Hoiranl In opening the convention President Dyson said that they were met to de- liberate matters ot vital Importance not only to the ro here but to those who have to relii...." The discussion thtl would take place wouM be of tlio aanest and soundest. The outcome ho felt would affect only and ths province but the whole Do- minion. He called ,on Mayor Uardlo, who, be said, was an untiring repre- sedative of the intercftts of the re- tuniDd men of the province and tbo Bomlnfou, and a man who had spared no time nnd no reasonable expense of last night. meeting probably will deal broufili't objections, and ..ith the important question of organ-' council EKijoUrnedr.withoutrr izptlon by which tbe. peace congress i H is also expected to I It Is hoped that'the council today malic a start -toward a decision on one'will he able to finish the discussions question uppermost 5n iho public eye regarding the extension of the, nrnus- -whether the sessions will be untie! i tico began yesterday and that it .per- IG tull observation of (he vrorld or htipa will'also reach -an agreement whether they vill be secret- Nothing has developed to alter the statement' that the American tele- gales aro primarily concerned ivlth the creation of a league of nations anil the making of a just peace. Territor- on the peace conference" program. It is unofficially slitcd lhat under the conditions of the armistice .Ger- many liaJ un to Jatmary 12 repatri- ated 45S.OOO Frencli' leav- ing iSpOOO remaining in Germany; inl ambitions; local quarrels antl riv-j there are several hundred .pieces or airy [or economic advantages among i heavy artillery yet to IJG delivered, as (he delegates are secondary Your correspondent understands tbal thc 3rd division will return fo Canada by way of England, where many of the men have wives anil other relatives. It is hoped all will br. returning by March and tbe last of thc.Canadians by thc cml of June. In j gallon has agreeil on a working cars" IsiWoranT M2i order to assist in the smooth working for a league of nations and that it will motor trucks out of The 1700 of the return, which will be by, bc ono 0{ thc flrst to be laid for tho armistiex' some ofiicere of the respective bat- hcrorc ,lie congress, have been current conditions have all been delivered lalions will arrive in Canada a week ,u AU evidence iti of-1 in the minds pr the Americans, Keports that ,the American welt as 399 niJno-throwers; that'lDG? locomotives out of Uiii.5000.stipulated bavo been turneit over; nliead of Ihctr battalion and complete j ficial quarters uoint in the other ttirec- arrangements for tho reception js known that ns late asi. liour, ii wns believed Iho government had the situation in hand, hundred student volunteers, who been assembled at Hie X.ival Club lo await orders, were dismissed at mid nighr. Keporis from Montevideo, say that the irooptf there aro strengthening their" forces' against tbe ttolslicvfef Troojis have been thrown around V-lla C'crro, localizing strike disorders in that district whore here are American packing houses. PARIS, Jin. When Ihc peace conference offie- its on Jan. 20, acoortUng to the Echo de Paris, thtre will be brought bsfore it for coniidemtTon a mfff of a French demund for the Sarrc huln. The maniorjindum will al- 10 Include a for the inter' natlonalizatFon of the of the Rhine' With advan- tages for nations bordering ort that river, will not bQ- biiflt. To do olhenvlU M'or.ld not ho lo itBitlcaaly ex- pend ifublEc money, but lo extend per (CONTINUED. ON, r Pour Oil on Hut This Only Chokes Those Slrng- gling to Swim President Wilson's return from Italy ie was not prepared to lay down a ivorking and that he preferred to have other plans originating among entente delegates offered first. TAHIS, Jan. anil Am- MONTREAL, Jan, Canadian people will only keen their heads during the present year and during thc period of re- absorption Into civil life of thc returned aolrffefG, there will be no hardships for the latter, nor for tht men and women who lost ihelr employment in works owing to the cessation of hostilities. This was the assur- ance given by Senator Robertson, minister of labor, In his address lo the Unilad Win-lhe-War Club at the meeting held on Saturday night. HAMI-M.V, X.S.. Jan. res- cue oi the 44 men of the steamship Cnstaltof which has been Jn distress off thc coast of Xova Scoila since early Saturday morning, was begun erican reproscniativcs will hold shortly nfter o'clock upport to the cfynasty. it will increase the flow of troops to a nionlli, Tliia malic tho total capacity of ship- ptiig approximately men montit. THE WEATHER Low fair and miltf. Cle- mcnceaii, premier of France, be thc pcriiiancnt president of the inter-allied peace conference as a of proper tribute to the premier of the country In which the conference is held, President Wilson and the Amer- ican delegates have agreed to this appointment, which is by.comnion consent of nil the delegates. WOUNDED BY ASSASSIN LONDON. Jan. Jan Paderewski, the Polish leader, has slightly by ah assassin who entered the room of his hotsl at Warsaw and fired one. shot at him, according to art change Telegraph company dis- patch from Copenhagen, reporting advices from Bil- Implicated In tho plot have been arrested, BERLIN, Jan. The Sileetan railway iiaticn, was the last important Spartacan itronghold In Greater Berlin, is now in possession of.' the government forces, -j CLEAN THEM''OUT BERLIN, Jan. Among the various Bolsheviki, nests which have hssn, cleaned out by government troops fs ttie. office of the Russian telegraph agency at Rocta, which served as Bolshevik! propaganda headquarters and also assisted in a large part (n handling the Rui- sian money furnished the Spar- tacans. LONDON, Jan. armis- tice, biiwtsn the contending fact- ions at Berlin has been broken off and fighting has been resumed, according to Copenhagen advices; received .here. The f still in possession of- partjOf-the Tagebratt .building it is Reports from is said, that ths-Spartacan have lost through the; outbreak of, ths revolution and fhat there are many Government troops -fo.the .num- ber of arrived'in Berlin on "Saturday, but wittrthe strengthen- ing of its military forces, the cab- inct'is-reported to-be- (osfng-its political influence' among the masses. Twenty-eight mass meet- ings were for today at Berlin for the purpose of off-set- ting this Tnefe which were to be addressed by ministers and party leaders, were expected to Idad to a renewal of the collisions with the Spartacans, Spartacan leaders been able- to conclude an armistice en fairly e'ven terms. It was Stipulated that government troopB should not be reinforced during the truct nor resume without a hatf-day's notice. The capture of thp Vorwaeris buifding Is considered rather im- portant The buHding' was badly damaged by artillery' fire and was falling.down over the heads of the defenders before thy surrendered. 1 The arrest of George Ledebour, leader of the Independent-Social- ists, is looked upon as significant as representing a break in his. with the cabinet and presumably the end of the secret negotiations looking to a com- promise of existing differences by arrangement for the -disappear- ance of particularly objectionable persons on both and the postponement of elections for tho national assembly. HAS DISAPPEARED Thtrs is no confirmation of the- report IHaJ Dr. Liebknecht has been kilfed. He has, however, fad- ed from sight with of Police Eichhorn. Mis disappearance iiisy given to of hii death or arrest. Spartacan forces outside of Berlin havp been able to a certain extent to Interfere with the ar; rival of government reinforce- ments. Near Leipzig they are re- ported to have disarmed three train loads of troops on thpir wiy to Berlin. Luxemburg Arrested UEHUX, Jan. Luxemburg, with Dr. Knrl Liebnecht in Ihc leadership of the rehelJioua Spar-. tacaii forcca in Ucrlin, has been ar- rested by government soldleri, accord-' ing to B report In tho Rimdachan. Capture Police Jan. forces have captured Ihe police bead- (tuarters after a short bombardment. When (he fighting, began, thc troop3 fired a few ahclls and then waited to sec what effect had bfceii marte on thn Spartacans.. When tlio latter failed to'Ehow signs of yielding, two men were sent forward wjlli a white flafc demaniling the surrender of tho tacana, -They.were ihot and If men holding Iho building. ArtillDry firo was then rc-iumeil for a few minutes and tho Spartacans heV gun trying to flee. Tho soldiers then siormert tho building wltJi a cheer, and took several hundred nrlsoncrir' ;