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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIB1UDGE, ALBERTA, .FKIDAY. NOVKMBKR 15, 1918 Nl'MBKN 285 THIS GETS LLA Fifth Grown For Lethbridge; Well Over thev Million Mark; Last Year's Record Is Beaten Lethbridge Victory Loan drivers smashed records right and left today. Four of thtm fell: Lethbrldge went over the million mark. Lethbrldge received Its fourth crown for Its honor flag.  Lethbrldge won Its fifth crown for Its honor flag, reaching the necessary total of (1,012,600 �t 11,18 this morning. This represents no converted bonds whatever, but Is absolutely all new money, Lethbrldge shattered last year's record of $972,000 At 11 o'clock the city aub-dlstrlct was |4O,000 over this mark. O---- v When Chairman Baalim of the local The Last Chance Victory Loan committoo proclaimed on Wednesday that Friday wan to be Letbbrldge's lucky day he didn't have liny idea JiiBt how lucky it was really going to bo. Hut the smashing of four Victory Loan records by eleven o'clock established tlmt he was right with � vengeance. Lothbrldgo made it a, million! And Hint Victory Ixian flag with Its fivo crowns will lm at the hand of thu procession when the boys come homo. When the loan workers quit work at midnight. Thursday the tola! stood at $943,350. leaving JtU.iSnO to he raised on Lucky Friday. The wlinle force was on the Job bright nnd early nnd ax the contracts were signed up tho results wore telephoned in to tho office. At 0:'Jt( the million mark had boon panned by $2..'100. Hut the eager workers nt headquarters naver said a word. They kept urging along tho armies who were covering the city and �a the minute* rolled by reports continued to come In until thu coveted fifth crown mark was reached. 1\ �was Almost as thrilling an tho news that peace had been signed. (Continued on I'ago TeiO E SIXTY-FIVE MHUQNS NEEDED 10 REACH THE HALF BILLION Toronto, Nov. IB.-The .mm of $\?,f>,-S1U.850 bud been roported subscribed from all Canada up till 11 u.ui. today, according to tho report of tho Dominion business committee. SHHjmary by provinces were us follows . Toronto .................$ fil.HO.-I.Vi Ontario (outside Toronto) 1;t2.721,70* Hellish Columbia ........ 22,25f>.:!r,o. Alberta.............. 112,595.11 r.  * SiiBkntchewan........ 12 :'.:i^.sr." Manitoba.........'. yti.fiSfi.iirio Montreal.......... ,si>..vr>r,,sr.i.> Quebec (outside Montreal) lu.:ir>7.7.l"'n Prince Edward Island .. .. 1,052,2.--Crown Prince Frederick 'William of Germany arrived ut Maastricht on Tuesday from Spa. having taken a circuitous route la order to avoid mutinous troops. Tho party which travelled in throe motor car*, was hold up by the frontier guard* because tho members were urmed, Internment was ordered, but when It became known that one of the party was the crown prince all wore disarmed and detained until the arrival of tbo Uu'eh commander at Maastricht and other officials. i The crown prluco accompanied the commander to thn lntter's home wher� ! he remain* with hi* unite, undor' guard, ponding Instructions from The Hague. Toronto. Nov. 15.-"Tho farmers object to subscribing to the Victory Loan Locarno' It Is free from taxation." declared i. J. Morrison, secretary of the United Farmers, when asked today for an explanation of. the criticism of the Victory Loan committee, that tho farmer* were not doing tholr part in buying bonds. "The objection." he continued, "Ih u nmlter of principle and we can take no other titund. The farmers, an n class,, do not like the clause precluding the loun from" being taxed." Buy a Bond Saturday! It's your last chance. There l� a big race on for the honor of having the highest percentage of bond holders In the cities of Southern Alberta, and Chairman Baalim says he needs 300 new subscribers yet to win the honor for the city. The local committee was greatly cheered this afternoon to receive the following wire from district headquarters: "We hnrdly feel able to do Justice In words of appreciation to yourself and all your nsuociatcs for the splendid record Lethbrldge has made In being the first city In the west to embroider on the Governor-General's flag three crowns, then four and now five. We feel that this evidence of the thrift and prosperity of th*5 Lcthbridrje d'.strict coupled it is by other excellent figures from your kindly neighbors in C.irdston, Magrath, , Raymond, Tabcr, Carmanqny, Warner, Foremost, 'Mr.cleort. snd other surrounding districts is thfc best guarantee for still further prosperity in the future. The citizens of Lethbridge arc entitled to be proud of their achievement, and wc jre glad to note that the women of Lcthbridgs did excelled work In canvassing, (rigncd) WM. TOOLE. Chairm.-.n. G. R. MARNOCH, Vice-Ch.iiiman." LANSING, HOUSE VICTORY LOAN PRIZE CARTOON ^ for Return cf Coalition Govt. BRAND1S AI10 MAKE HIS FIGHT YOUR. FIGHT,_with bonds. MAKE HIS VICTOR* YOUR. VlCTOIgU-wiYH bonds * then shout with him. rj is ourss: ELI Hl'Ik Very Best Investment THREATS NO JOKE, ITALY'S KING AsHociiilfd With IT. S. Delegation to the Coming Peace Conference lVi>.;dilm;ti>n. N'ov. 1.V- American delegate; (,, Hi,. i;;-e-\l ],t-acf confevince iii" und'-r. tend to '.i.ivc l;i"-n t-elccled liv I'u r.lilra: Wlh'nM, although t!i�'re protnitily "ill In. no announcement until the ;>l:i:o uud time of meeting lm > heen d-chic.I upon fonn'.lly liy the ini,'r-:;l!lcd conference J will re-;iKKenil)h> in France tod-1:', i l)lsi iii-slnn In well lufoi:ued circles today as the (.rohahle p-rsonnol ', the delegation centered upon four men I They itr� : Hcliert Laiis'mg. secretary of state, to head the mission: I'ol. House, now In France attending tlie inter allieil council the personal I e|it. Hrandles, associate judge of the supreme court, j Tin' belief is growing hero that J Preaideut Wilson himself will attend ' the opening sosMmi.-i of the conference, ! though not to sit at; u deleRate around the peace table, Wt knour' that Lethbrldge is going to go over the million mark in the Victory Lb�n campaign -today and tomorrow, because Lethbrldge cannot affo,rd'to da anything e'ac. But if there' are any who hive been hesit.iting about buying Victory Bonds under tfii* sesitlmsntal urje, l�t us just s^y to them that, leaving xoviry other consideration aside, the Investment feature of Victory Bonds rr,ak:a It worth any'person's while to sacrifice something to invest. G*fore the war government securities carried anything from three to four ncr ccr.t. Interest, and yet government bonds were always worth in the nc'Qhhorhood of p.ir. But Victory Bonds cirry 0' 2 per cent., nnd ore free from Income tax. It is quite easy to oee therefore that Victory Bonds are really worth several points over par. Consider thnt until a very few years ago tho city of Lethbrldge never paid more than -V z Per cent, for the money it borrowed, and its bonds sold at par and some times at a premium. Now the government of the Dominion of Cinada, with resources a million times more than Lethbridge can bo.ist, is paying 5|/2 per cent, interest. You c.an't'make a mistake in buying Victory Bonds. LATE BULLETINS Stavelcy Farmer Threatened- Wanted Five Thousand Dollar--Taxi Driver Arretted ntackmall, arson and WtreaU oti murder are pIctursHouely Intorwovon in the following story, tho events of which occurred ut the lUtle town 'of Htavely. Soma weekn ago I'iiiiilp L�-Vnrnn, a vromtnnnt farmer of the Stuvely district reoolv�irt a latter cotichad In ternia that makes the novels of "Old Blauth" l>ok tame, and ending with the decimation that "if thou full to doposlt |S!>r 0 In the afors-meutloned place at midnight on the given date, thy ham a will |>� burnt to ashes." Unfortunate!) Mr. 1 AV�rne had not $5000 to thrr.v away In this manner so 4��uit� tha dread Warning iui failed to leave any money, treating tho mutter ai a mac leal joke. Tho letter was signed, The Blackmail Heglment, New York City, 17. 8. A. A few days afterwards the barns wero burned to the ground and following shortly afterward* another letter, this time more threatening" and In the aaiiie medieval language: "If 'thou, Fill, fullest to come through this time v-it'i ennd, Htratsrht cash thou aha.lt be altol to death at an uneipected mom-"oi.i If tnou coniest through ndt a hair of thy head ahull hu hirmed, nor a strew nor stick of thy property injured." At this juncture Mr. UtVbrno ought the aid of the A, P.. P. wltli the result Uiat one, Charles Beach, one time tail-driver of this city Is now at the Hotel de Rivers, awaiting trial, Corporal VUe, making the capture. Beach baa been examined and in pronounced as perfectly sane and hie actions are somewhat of a mystery to the;local authorities. The new 'ad-dress of the Blackmail Heglment is Coalda.lt Wottd, City. Home, Nov. 15.-All Rome - turned out yesterday to wolcomo Victor Emmanuel, ' the soldier-king, who ban heen at the Italian battlefront since the beginning of the war. From tho rullway .station to tho qujerrina! there was one black crowd of cheering people. The king drove to the palace In an open carriage. After his arrival there ho was forced to appear at the windows several time* with tho queen In response to the continuous Ktorm of applause from the crowds outside. L I REVIVED 'FLU Within $10,000 of Coveted Emblem; Outlying Districts Arc Doing Well Hamilton, Ont, Nev. 15.-The beard of health h*l0 a meeting yesterday to dlaeues the largely increased numjier ef eases ?f Influence during the latt tew days. Or. Roberta, metfleat health officer, stated that he believed the large fathering during the week in eanneetlon with beace celebrations of the Vlgtary Loan wore responsible for the now outbreak. RESIGNS ANOTHER JOB , Ottawa, Not, IS.-f. B. MeCurdy, M.l\, haa resigned the chairmanship of the invalid soldiers' committee, lie resigned hla position as parliamentary undersecretary for the department of. hcldiers' civil ro-establiahmoftt some days ago. CONTEST TWO ELECTIONS Washington, Nov. ID.-Contests of the election of two Republican senators- Truman U. Newberry of Micht j:un and Qeorge'H. Moeoh of Now llampHhlre-wef* /arbcas^ In pro'ood- jlnss today before) Ui� sohflto prlvlle'Jbe 1 �nd elections conJWHteo. (Speclnl to the H�rulill CardBton, Nov. 14.-Tho Cardaion committee received the folowlnt? wire dated Calgary, Nov. 13, today: "Hearty congratulations to Cardston district in nttnlnluR the Govornor-Uenerul'a flag willed goes forward on the ten-twenty expren� tonight . Keep up the good work and have It covered with crowns before next, Saturday night. (Signed) "O. It. MARNOCH, "Vice-Chairman.'* We ure standing over one hundred and ten thousand tonight and hope to reach the crown, or one hundred and twenty thousand, tomorrow, Friday night. Boundary Creek bus reached her objective today. HlUnprlng /has over half of the pbjecttve and Olcn-wood 1b going HtroniT, malting over six thousand tonight. Aetna Is dolor well but must take a spurt to reach their objective. Hurt Bros, company wns overlooked in our last wire. The 100 per cent honor emblem waB awarded them llrat of any firm In town. A big pull tomorrow; evoryhody get busy. FORMER N. Y. MAYOR DEAD Paris, Nov. 15.-Robert A. Van Wyck, former mayor of New York City, It dead here. JOIN THE REVOLUTION London, Nov. 15-The greater part of the forces under Field Marshal von M.v-.kensen, In command In Rumania, has Joined the revolution, the Budapest Azest says, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. LEFT OUT IMPORTANT CLAUSES Copenhagen, Nov. 15.-The Po-litiken quotes the British military attache here, Col. Wade, as saying in an interview that the Germans in publinhlng the terms of the armistice omitted *>x or seven articles, including that relating to the allies providing food If necessary. OFFICIAL ENTRY TO 8TRASSBURG Paris, Nov. 15.-The French army will make Its official entry into Strassburg, on Nov, 25, according to an official announcement. High officials will go to that cty eight days later for the ceremonies Incident to the re-taking of Alsace and Lorraine by France. WANT QUEEN TO E Londo* Nov. 16.-The threatening attitude of the extremists In Holland, who have demanded the abdication of Queen Wllheltnl-na, Is causing anxiety at' The \ Hague, according to the Dally Express WANT PEA8ANT COUNCILS Amsterdam, Nov. 14.-The new German government haa issued an appeal to the peaeant population asking for the formation of peasants' councils for the purpose of organizing food suppliee. The appeal aays that auch voluntary self-administration la better than bureaucratic ride. REVOLT AGAINST GERMANS. Paris, Nov. 14,-Two German non-commlsaiohed officers landed in an airplane yesterday at Thorn, In the Dutch province of Llmburg, according to a dispatch from Roermond, Holland. They declared that the population of Brussels had revolted against the Germans. They added that the Gorman officers at Bruasels, npt daring to leave In airplanee on account of tho bad weather, would try to flee In automobile*. CAN'T RESIDE IN VIENNA, London, Nov.. 14.-Vienna newspapers announee that tho German-Austrian republic will be proclaim-I fid tomorrow and that Emperor Charles' request to |je permitted to reside in Vienna as a~ private citizen has heen refused, according to an Amoterdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. PEACE CONFERENCE. Paris, Nov. 14.-It Is probable that the first meeting of the peace conference will be on a date before Dec. 15, after the British parliamentary cicctifits and at n time which will give ample opportunity for the American and other delegates to arrive. A meeting to be held ehortly of the inter-allied conference will finally determine the details of the question. RELEASE FRENCH PRISONERS Paris, Nov, 15.-French war prisoners numbering 420,000 will be repatriated soon. This number includes those who have been Interned In neutral countries. A delegation from, the French general ,staff has held a conference at German headquarters at Spa to arrange the details for bringing these menj>nck to France. WANT LABOR REPRESENTED London, Nov. 15.-The labor conference today unanimously adopted a resolution submitted by Ramsay McDonald, chairman of the Labor party, demanding that labor be represented at the official peace conference and that an international labor congress sit concurrently. There were cheers for International Socialism and the Bolshevlkl. WON'T FLY RED FLAG London, Nov. 15.-The crews of German submarine* at a mass maeting at Brusionburtel, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Dally Express, resolved to oppose the revolution nnd reinstate the officere. They decided to fly the national flag instead of the red flag. rlUNDREDS KILLED BRUSSELS MOTS London, Nov. 15.-More than 100 persons, mostly German officers, have been killed In disorders in Brussels, and soldiers' councils have been formed in that city and at Antv/erp, according to an Amsterdam disootch, to tho Exchange Telegraph coVipany quoting the Telegrnaf. t Likelv (o Get Strong Liberal Support in the Elections MANY NEW VOTER3 \ Sinn Fein Likely to Displace the Nationalists in --^ Ireland ,v; - Premier Take Stewart Anxious To Reconstruction Problems With Interested All I / uci>"i iul -to Ih" Herald) Edmonton. Nov. 14.-The provincial government, through the returned soldiers commission, is calling, n conference to dlscuts pl.ins for re-constru"ctlojj^an4.after-thewnr problems. A considerable amount of work has already been done nlonn these-lines but Premier Stewart feels that a very full discussion of al! the problems due to the declaration of peace, should be carefully considered. The Grcnt War Veterans, representatives of labor, the mayors of the cities, representatives from urban and rurnl munlcipilltles and large employers of labor all will be In-vitsri to nttendy The intention is to hold this conference Immediately on the return of the premier from Ottawa. GERMANS BLOW UP UN AS With tlii> Anu'rlcint Army in Franco, Nov. lii. Twenty Americana taken prisoner by liio Oenisans ^recently wuru lived Info iodiiy and reached the American Hi-os oiipuBlte tho 1st army UurliiB llu day. The war has shattered old party; linen. The electoral reform bill adopted by parliament In the summer of 1917 ris� tually doubled the number of voters, giving tho ballot to all women ovetf 30, men over 21 and saldlere node* 21. This added 6,000,000 women and 2.1(00,000 men to the voting lists. How the women will vote and what parties the soldlern will support none can say. The prospect, of plunging th� coun< try into tho excitement and expense of an election at such times as tho present hns excited strong opposition. On the other hand, the legal life of tho present house of common* expired three years ago and it has extended Us life from term to term by , resolutions. This has been an Informal proceeding which would havo heen Impossible except that It had tho endorsement of public opinion, be-cause no one wanted an election during tho war. As thn new voters will ha entitled to tal;o part in choosing. |he government, Mr. Lloyd Oecrse haa 'before hlra tho difficult task of trying to keep together that minority or thej Conservative part? which supported" his w^r measures and enough Liberals to give him a balance of power. The decisive factors will'ho how many Liberals will follow hltn and what tho Labor party will do. Lead-)- of Liberals Herb�-t Asquith remains the official leader of the Liberal party, while Mr. Lloyd George Is a free lanco without any party organization or party funds behind him. Ho wishes to continue the political truce which all parties declared at Iho beginning of tho war and trusts to the slogan that he Is tho "leader who won tho war" to attract votes. Tho program of his supporters is apparently to nominate Lloyd Georg* Liberals In all districts, where the regular Liberal candidates will not endorse the premier's platform. If this Is carried out it meana a split in th� Liberal party which wftl havo to do. ctde whether the premier or Aaqutth will control. How many candidate* tho Labor party will nominate and how many votes It will muster Is an uncertain element. So far as Ireland la concerned, tb� election probably means the almost total disappearance ot the old Nationalist party ot Redmond and Dillon. The Sinn Fein are expected to sweep southern Ireland, but the members elected by them always refuse to tako tholr seats. In addition to trying to hold together his Conservative and Liberals aup^ porters, the premier is trying to reconcile the Asquith faction. Mr. Asquith could have had a high seat In the present cabinet if ho would have accepted It. There .wero two obstacles, however. Home Itule and protection. One) of those tho Conservatives w