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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LK AI.BEUTA, WEDNKSDAY, JAXl'AUY 13. 19UI NCMBUR 29 GREEK CLAIMS-BERLIN NOW Lord Robert Cecil Says Lini- ilalion of Armaments Will Necessarily Result From Conference. PARIS, Jan. Koucrt Cecil, small bands of the fol- lowers of Dr, Karl Uebknecht to revive the reign cf terror. They are insignificant, however, com- pared with what has passcd. A few Spartacans tried to re- capture the Charlottenhurg police headquarters the night after they were taken by government troops. Dr. Uiebknecht's sister was ar- rested today and several hundred rebels are Locked up? awaiting trial, which, inasmuch as martial law was not proclaimed, must be LeTt to the regular courts, Losses inflicted on each side in the past v.-eek are as yet estimated only roughly, hut it is believed that they will greatly exceed 200 dead snd 1000 woundf.d. The over- whelming of these are Bolsheviki. Reinstatement and arming of the police gives the government a new force of trained men who know the criminal world and whose absence during the first days of the revolution gave the disorderly clement q free hand. HUGE PROPERTY LOSSES Property during the week of terror amount (o tens of mil- lions of marks, in addition to cam- age to "newspaper plants and gov- ernment, buildings. Merchant losses through looting are very high, one youth being captured with marks' worth of jewels which he ;had stolen. some slreets near the police headquar- ters nearJy every story was loot- ed, Bolshevist troops holding the Silesian station having stolen so much butter that they used it to grease their guns and boots. The centre of the city has been quiet all day today; Late this evening a few shots were heard in different parts of the town, be- ing fired by snipers and footers. Merchants' shops along Unter den Linden were open for business as usual. ENERGETIC MEASURES The government has no inten. tion of slackening its elforts against the Spartacans, the Abend Zcitung says it learns from best authority. Energetic measure's are being taken against the lead- ers of the movement. It is re- ported that documents found by the loyal troops show that the SpDrtacan uprising, was inspired from Moscow meeting will be continued today. BIG STRIKE COPENHAGEN, Jan, ployees of the elevated and the underground railways in Berlin have struck, as their demand for higher wages has not been met, to dispatches received here. It is not known when traf- fic will be resumed_ HAND OVER GOLD PARIS, Jan. gold reserves which the allies propose to transfer to Frankfort from the Berlin reichsbank totalled marks on December 31, according to the last official re- port Ot the Compilations made here from German reports relative to paper in circulation give a total of 3V marks. Besides this, thsre are grrat quantities of paper which various municipalities have issued. Liebknechl Wounded I.OXUOX, Jan. Karl Lieb- ici'M, one of Spiirlncait leaders, was wounded severely, hi the fighting in Uerlm, to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Amsterdam. The report gives no Uetails', Greece Wanls All of Thrace Save menia Should Be eat, Govf. Sells Half Per Cents at 99.1 J COPENHAGEN, Jan. German cabinet met yesterday to discuss the new and to consider proposals for the meet- ing of the national assembly. Ger- many's participation in the. peace congress was also taken up. The (Special to tho-Hc-ratt) Jan.' C.-. H. Mitchell, provincial treasurer, an- nounces that the 'tender of Messrs. A. K. Ames and anil Messrs, Gundy ami jointly, Tor one million dollars' worth of Alberta 20 rear per cent, bonds at P3.14 been accepted by the .government This is ttquivalont io a basic rale o 5.571 per being a very slfelv margin over 5.162 per cent, raic lor par, and iilmost equivalent to the mlo obtaine-I by the Dominion govern incut iu connection ivith their last Vic lory I.otn sale. Tlie bonds bought were, net to the province with accrued interest find no tax ftir commission or brokerage will be necessary. There wore six- teen bids in all, a, nmulier oE which were very ?mi [eating the tcrest which hag been taken in this flotation by the boml bouses of Can- ada anil the United -States. The re- sult is very gratifying and reassur- ing to the department. and indicates In no uncertain way the high standing of Alberta bonds in the market at the I present tiir.i, Finland by the Tho police have been decided upon which should therft have recently discovered several organizations which aro alleged to be plotting a new Inaurrectton. t he ore sn MAY BE AMBASSADOR WASHINGTON, Ja-r, 15.-r Vsnce McCormick haB resigned chairman of the Democratic na- tional committee, and it is under- stood thai he is under considera- tion for appointment as American ambatsador to ('ranee to succeed William Graven Sharp. Veterans Raise Per Capita Fee; Fix New Representation Zones Tho alleniouH of Ifco Veter- anp' convention yesterday was tlcvot- Of1 to tho ronnldcratlon and discussion of Ihc recommemlattouB of the com- initlce on Wnys and Means. On the motion of CoiniAtlc Long worth, tho ropOf't submitted was discussed clause by clause 'and finally adopted as a whole.. Aclfng on tlic comnn'Uec's rcconv Ida membership fee 1n the iirovlnctal I) ranch will he raised ]ier capita from GO centFi (o per an- num. Tlie charge i in order to plact tlu> provin- cial aRsoclalloii on a Round financial to that ifs.jfljourccs shotijtl nol for tho ru-ovmce, and wouln require an assistant secretary In tho way of a stenographer who would lie able to ho In the oMico when, the secretary was absent, oil organising worK, and thug tlie varloug locals would, be able lo he In touch with tlic central office 6t all limes. H was recognized that Fin efficient secretary could not be obtained for leas than SlSQO a year with a ratiKO of 1 would be a returned soldier, find one proficient in his duties was absolutely necessary al this lime ivhtn EO many men will lie returning. The new secretory, who Irf.to (111 tfic position vacated by Secretary J. Mflcliclf, havo a he laxotl In' IhV way of meeting Iho great dual to do In vtow of'tbe chnng- [lenianda H, Tliis was, conditions, Uif; proviftloji for a wlin, his'capacHy, u'on Id net as organlicor (CoNU.NUED OS PlQfc i) have in them great i Many young men enlisted while their high school training was still Incomplete, it will however, be a led by everyone that the years i to the age of these boys and. the, broadening experiences through which they havo passed will give them that maturity of judgment which .Is so nec- essary to tho school teacher. The minister has, llierefore, decided that entrance to ihc normal schools will be granted lo every man returning from overseas v-'ho holds sJawlUig equival- ent (a grade 30 in the province of AI- and who applied for admission. Hcnlizlng that many vrho would hCTWlsc desire to umlcrlakft this traiuing may be ftiiaitftally to do so the. provincial Government will advance Joans of money sufficient lo provide normal tr.italng lo all sold- iers regardless of physical disability who have been honorably discharged and ivho make for such asaislance. These Joans will be suf- llcicnt lo enable them lo properly com- plete tftcfr normal training and will repayable ivifbin two years afler graduation. tcr, Paul Ifysians, a Liberal. Si cammealators say it wonlrt seem to be Kmlle Vandcrveldf, minister of justice, n'lio will he tlm lot mi PRESIDENT OF DEPUTIES PARIS, Jan. Dei- Chanel WAS torfay re-eTected presK dent of the chamber of deputies when parliament' convened for new session. HINDY TO COPENHAGEN, Jan. Marshal von'Hindenburg soon take command of the German troops opposing Polish forces In eastern Germany, according to ad- vices received here from Brom- berg, quoting newspapers printed In the province of Rosen. VAUI3. Jan, ha a laid before the peace conference a memorandum signed by Premier Venizel03, j-tjllliig forth the sit.ua- lion of Cireecc anJ her cfaims in tho settlement of the war. The memorandum says that Hellenu-: L-unsists of persons, ot per eenl. live in the kingdom of Greece anJ thu Jer outside the limits. Ilaif.a mil- lion Greeks in America arc m- eluded in the figures submitted'. Wishing (o re-unito the CJrcelc poiMilation in the Balkans, Asia Elinor and the islands adjacent to ilie Greece first, northern Enircus, whkli contains Greeks against SD.OOO :A1- haniatis. It says former besides being iu the majority, also iioasess a higher form of civiliza- tion." Wants Thrace As a second demand. Grceca asks tor Thrace, without Constan- iinople. Thrace, according to the statement is .peopled largely by Greeks since Constantinople, ae- k cording to the 12th point of dent Wilson's, program, i-annot remain under Turkish rule, tho memorandum declares the ''.'nat- ural solution would.be.ID award Coustantiiljplc to Gre'ece .an'ij' to establish internattonal guarantees for the frcedozmot the The third territorial claim'made by Greece is for parts of villayets in Asia Mtnor. -These a illation, It is saiii; of Greeks against Moham- mcdaiis and are claimed to be lioth "geographically and histor- ically integral parts of Greece." The Armenian iiroviuces, with Russian should be erect- ed into a separate state, organ1 ixation of which should bo trusted lo one of the great powers by the league oi nations. It i? admitted that' Trebizond anil-. Adanaj although having respect- ively and- Greek inhabitants, might be attached to the Armenian stales. AH islands in tho Xeaf East, which aro geographically and economically.''.Greek, must'return lo.Greece.: These should luclutiu islands which, to the treaty made in London, Anril, 1S57, are to be' ur.uexcif to Italy. Fear Bulgaria The (Statement concludes: "It must ba thoroughly understood that Ilulgnria seeks to fllay in- the Dalkaus Ihfi role that Russia played upon the European, stage. f s. Having been the firat among Her1 Xneiehbors to organize a -strong-- army, she believed she couid easily onsiavo the nations licar The ;icUon of Sevgt. Holmes Jowelt of (he G, W. V. A. lie immediately in himself without nc.- in credit wl nwlhorily ay a delegate at the labor convention ;it Mciliciuo Hat was strongly resented ty ilfo Veterans" BOSTON, Jan- 16 persons are known to have been killed by tht explosion of a storage tank of molasses in a freight yarrf near Cults wharf, off Commercial slreet, today. The explosion blew two of supporting pillars of the Atfant'c Avenue etevated railway struc- ture, demolished several buildings, bfew an electrfc freight car off .tr-iik, overturned a numbc- of trucks and killid about a dozen horses, convention in scssipn innrning. Though he hiul a right, as any oliipr niomhcr, lo lite ovrn pnlittc.il opinion. the conventloti retculfd tiiat shou'rl lie any appcArauco Miftt MR vicvra rcpresptite'rt that ot the orRnni- Thc following resolution of Hie grliivauco antl aiijiralsi committee uas unanimously OiidorECtU "The committee aud tjii-' sidered the compliiint of the ijocai of inc G. V. A. re (he ?.nnouncemRJit in Tho JlcraM of January U. that Sergi. IJolmes provision ANOTHER POGROM WARSAW, Jan. pogrom is r.iported to have taken plact at ErcdiUclicw, known as the Jewish capital of tht Ukraine, tfift pdtce. deriving 'its title be- cause of its alMswish population. Thft trouble Is reported to have occurred ss a result of an attempt by' peasants