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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LinmHIDGE, ALBERTA,' �^D^Y, NOVEMBER 25, 1018 TsT'MBER 293 mmm iuspigidniof germ an govt. peiieve^ Present Government a Camoufliage for Auioc-jacy-Max is Interviewed. BURGOMASTER OF . BRUSSELS IS NOTi POSING AS MARTYR BpLLEtmS WANT IMWEblATE DISCUSSION BASEL, ""hov. 26.-(Havai)- The- HuriaaHan" government has requetted the,iillleB to hi)ld an irhhrladlate ditcutsion of peace term*, aecordlnglto reporti; reach-\ Ing the Swiss ne'w/iipapers. DOHERTY IN LONDON Ottawa, Nov. 25.-Cable advices intimate that Hon. C. J, Doherty, minister of jltsltie, has arplvedjifi f London. He will be aisoclatei^ with the premier in the peace conference deliberations. ALLIED WARSHIPS ENTER BLACK SEA PARIS, Nov., 25.-(Havas)-Al-lied warships, tlie Bosphorous having been cleared of mines, have entered the Blaeic Sea a/id visited various ports from Varna, around the southern coast of Novorossylc. " . �'�BRUSSELS; Nov. 25. -'Cardinal Mercler aart Burgomaster Max, two 1 .6j~ih"e inOBt'promlrient ffgiire of tlie; waft; inv Belgtum," excepting. JCtiig Albert, received the Associated Press oorregpondiSht today. Botli men are as different piiyplcally and mentally as ihe 'Ideas* Ideals and opinions," they rcprosehtj.^iirgomaster Max being one of the leaders of the Liberal party, while Cardtnal Mercler Is the most prominent Catholic In Belgium. "You'have saved tis," ^aid tho Oav-dinal, -^hen asked wfiat ho thought ~ ^ about American participation in ciie war, "you have saved the world." xNjBver,Lost Hope. . .CardlnaVMeroler-is tall' andr.idlgnl-fled. Ho, was. garbed In a purple.sou-t�met. He .chatted with the correa-Uqpde^kior iqore than-half an hour. "r ijeviBPideapaired, I never lost hope^. -----.... *it}l^B^^n>Bs:my hpart wos very a� a.'prftteBtvMaijtst^ the ;pxecutlon fttfU'-'S^^ll referring to aU Incident *- la OQo^lH^t^jkt;, ;1914, vivlieii; Baron von 1, � NUSUAl !Bis8lnir,WU'^ry i'^''^^'""''"^^' Belgm>n; vlrtuaJljcmftd'e/himVa prisoner .In.bis gi-M f^ut^^4^^�ocTatad Vress and "Ves, Von.BlBslng treated me as a prisoner for four, days." '  Concerning the governors of Bel glum during the^war, tlfe.cardinal said' that Faulkenhausen was more cruel and inhuman than von Biasing and niore jiieriidipus, insidious and dan- gerouls. i^'Therbwa.") riot much to choose between thom;s however," he said. Kefeirrlhk ,t9 his quite/recent birthday aniiii^ersai'y;; th e ycorresplondeht obmpllin^idte^' tiie 'carainal-iipon .,his rbb)t&t aippi^arance and health. The cardinal .replied: "It'Is ti-ue that 1 arh iB7, ljut i'ather It is my 7l8t because the.last.four jrears seemed like eight to me." is ;^uipieious Vet. Referring; to'tlio change In the gov-,eniment of Clermall3^ th6 cardiual .said. "1 .am no politician. However, . the chanjges there seem too sudden to be lasting., tho new government appears .to tt�e a ckmoutlage. p� the aii-toara� justice. Is complete, the barbarian device that might Big Unions Decide to Strike Unless New Trial, or Pardon is Granted ' - SAN PRAN'CISCO,'^Nov.'.�5-Machinists unions ot, San .Francisco and Oakland and the Bollerajakers' union ___� ,,w nn/l Irnji Hiiinhnilflririi' lintiin of the stocKmgs cost and a suit ot latir'SivI^^avB voted tHwke Dec i'^'�^'>es $150. The profiteers are also lattei clt^ h|yp,jolea to strike uec. | j^j^^ industry of weaving paper into material for the manufacture '"of men's' arid women's clothing, having-^rtually collapsed. This material, Fantastic Prices J*revail in Transition Period - Suit Costs $150; Shirt Waist $100. VIBN'NA, Nov. SO.-(Associated Press)-Difficulties atte'nding tho pro cess ot returning to a peace footing after the war are illu-Strated here. JVIimitiou.s factories have been shut down, throwing out of worli hundrertv. of thousand^ of men and women, who have little prospect of obtaining employment because oj the laclc of coal. Cold weather has already^begun nmi snow hna^fallen In Vienna.  jEantastic Prices Whila the streets of the city are bright and ,the theatres and opera nre opening, well dressed, people arc walking or .using street cars, as cabmen demand from two to three dollars a ride. This is ajl on tlio surface. There Is. untold misery in the poorer quarters, with a 'constant cry for bread, of which there is, provided a half a loaf a week for each person. Prices here are probably the highest to* be found In Europe and seem fantastic. The- price of a shirt waist is $100; stockings cost $5 and a suit.of SOra GERMANY EARS ALLIED TROOffi WM BE TORCED TO TAKE CONTROL Briti^l Sea Policy Must Be Mainiiliiecl, London View of-Thomas J.; Mdou^y, . sejitenced to hang on* Dec. ISthris theresulf. of his conviction for ajWd^r.-ln.QOnnectiou wlth'ithe EreparOdrfBas.'Dtty bomb ex-pIo�iott:bej!e�July J5ai,m6, ^^r^-r v�. At-Seivhich. the Czecho-.jjiajj; ofthe .eomnilBsbn sliice its or- ICotmifVSD on Caob 6) Marshal Foch 3ays No Attention Can Be Paid to-Gei-man Aplkeals V to be really unhealthy to'BP,eed in Lethbridge. The niagiat.i^ate raided the ante to ^5 and cos'ts this morning. Tliis'Is a\warning that autoists would do well to heed'."-Chief Hardy. . - "FiSED IS the greatest n^ed of the farmers In the Couttj-district. Not two per cent .haye any feed for their .stock, and the pasture-is very short. There are only a very few cases where there la real want of the necessities of life."-3. A., Wier ,of the .provincial governmeni, whoihas Just Yuade a canvass bC the/need foi; relief in the OouttB country. / PARIS, Nov. 2"5-The conferences o� tbp preliminaries of p'eaco probably will be held in Paris instead of at Ver-sallle'si owing to the superior accommodations and conveniences in the chpital. Only the'formal sessions at the concluding stages will be held at Versaijles. The only active sittings now, going on are those of the Joint '� armistice commission which holds dally sessions at Spa, the former Germah heSBquar-ters, but which Is now-held by the French. French, British and German delegates attend tltp meetings. Gen. Nudant represents-JMarshft| Foch with Commandant Sisteron aa I^a assistant. Gen. Von JVInterfeldt is the German military representative; and JNIdthias Brsiberger, who also was a member of the German armistice delegation, par-l-ticipates in most of the seaalons. s Some of the meetings are deacribed {.as^ ha^'mg -been- very animated over the efforts of thp Germans' to secure modlflcation ot the terms of the armistice. Marshal Foch'a reply was a refusal to oonaider a change and a dispatch from Basel: gives the tett of the marshal's reply, wftlph 6ays^; '�: "No attention; can.be given to the demands iJresented in-Oen.' vdn Wln-terfeldfs letter ot Nov.-21:" Slovaks are' said to have offered, provided they arvery slow and uncertain. There la, need for the business people hero to open up their former voca^ tions, but this at present is impossible. Ask Wilson's Help � It Is'proposed to ask President Wil-sou for help in carrying out the ybrk of adjusting/ the 'country to its new lite. The - correspondent overheard- a dispute between an Austrian rallrojid conductor and some Italians. The latter asked: ."�\ATio was it licked Aust-' ria?"  � The conductor replied: 'OVilson did it and he will now help us." Counter-Revolution ZURICH, Nov. 25.-Tlie , counterrevolutionary movement iii . Austria is progressing to such an extent that the national council has placarded the streets warning the public against It. It is said that, the Monarchists are resorting to all kinds of methods to excite distrust of the council' and,: trying to frighten the people by the prospect of allied occupationv,,.iiccordiug to a Vienna dispatch to the Frdnkfort Gazette. ' .- BA^BL, Nov. 125.-The Bosnian na-tibtaj ''government, has addressed, a n^(^'^to*"Crown prince Alexan'der ot :4^rbja,n)'^fmld the tremendous nth'ual*ilta�''30,'DO;n', Nov. 25.-The British newspapers y'eaterday contained little cojnmeiit/onUie coming visit of President :Wi]abn,,..pro)jab)y on account of the greater interest in the political situation. The president's visit wil! coincide wlth.thp closing v.-ODk of the g:eueral Olectioii cahipaign. uccording to the prograrn cabled from New Y-wk. prilinarily London would practically be deserted-by,public men. who would be makiug 'Speeches; in their constii-ueucies, but ilr. Lloyd George and tlie other members of the cabinet will, oi: course, pia'cc .Uieir time at tbe president's diapoBitiori. The interest which the president's presiance would naturally assure arouses .strong competitibu wltil the election campaign./ The Times'and Ol3.server printed editorials today'assuring the president of a warm welcome and pointing out to him the advantage of meeting the chiefs of the allied nations for a personal discussion of the peace terms. Both. express misgivings regarding President Wi]s6n'.s policy as to the j freedom of the seas, which is regard-i |Ted here as tho only point on which] Anglo-American .diftereuces may be feared. -Both argUe strongly that the maintenance of Great Britain's .traditional sea, policy-is vital and that no change can be considered under any circumstances. BERLIN HAVE AGHN Announce Agreement With Berlin Government and State, Program-^Take Full Political Control-London Sees Significance in Bolsheviki Ideas-South Germany is Worried. .lOGOTOKIE LONDON, Nov; 25.-A flotilla of mine sweepers Iqft the Firth of Forth this morning to clear a passage to Kiel for the British squadron which, it is understood, will disarm and Intern the remnants of the German navy. Wilhelms-haven also will be visited by the squadron, which it is reported will comprise one battleship apd a flo-tflTa of destroyers. nma ganlzation and iiaa been personally re sponsible for the conservation policies; of that important body fince its inception, ' r.Sir Clifford's reaisons for resigning from the ch'almanship of the commlS'^ Bion are not known. He is now en route to England after "spending several weeks in Canada. Pass Resolution to.That Effect-Not Feasil^le as -Yet' " PERSHING FOR PRESIDENT COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. '25,-^A campaign for the election of Qen. John J. Pershing,' commander-in-chief of-the American expeditionary forces in France, to the presidency 'in 1920 was formally launched in, Ohio today by the incorporation of "the Pershing, Republlean league." '. . ---:- - FRENCH LIBERTY LOAN. PRINCE AIiBfiRT*';Sa.sH, |*ov.' 24,- Victor Carmel and Jean Bap�lJ|te Germain, the bandit* lyho murdei'ed-Jas. McKay andi Corp. Horsley, were captured at 10.80 o'clock this anoi'nin'g in a striw staak at; the iarm ot, Charles W...Young on the T^aak of the North SaRkatcbewan ritel;,,ali[ milds eaat of i,Prinoe>Albert. Tliey were iiva atate almoit bordering uporf cbllapse from hunger and exposure quid were .taUon without- a Bt^ugg^fe. - The atacK wap., surrounded by pol ce aiitlopt-irqi^ a hole to .the PARIS, Nov. 2i).-Subseviplions the P/6^ch "Liberation" loan, , Journal'says, now largely exceeds sub Borlptionsto any previoiis i,var loans. The submarine in the Seine dolly takes in subscriptions of more. than 1,000,000 francs. , . The ifpUowing resolution regarding a soldiers'- memorial has, been passed by the. local branch of the Great War Veterans' Association: "�WHEREAS there has been considerable discussion in this city as to the form to be taken by- the proposed monument for the men who have served.-in thl? war; ."AND -V^^HEREAS we do not consider tliat,,some of these schemea arc at all feasible in the present financial cbnditloh of the.city; ,, (' "THEREFORE bo It /resolved that we,.the Lethbridge Branch of the Great WHv VeteraSis' Association of Canada,' do hereby strongly xecom-mend tliat tliis monument take the form of a statue of the right lioporable David-Lloyd George, ajid'that same be /erected.; to the memory of both the fallen and the living, and that the base 'of the monument be engraved With the names, nvimber& and battalions of alh tho men of the Lethbridge District who have paid the supreme saorlfice: ' "AND FURTHER / thit this monument be erected In the centre of Gait GaiMens in this city." :- . � Moved by Holmes Jowiett, seconded by Rr D. Muxworthy and carried uu-animously. BELIES SHORTAGE British May Have To Send Expedition Against tlie Turlcs CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 18.-(Associated Press)-Attacks on the Armenians have -been resumed- in the district of Erzbeidjan. on the border of the . Cauca'sus, by Turkish troops under the leadership ot Nouffl Pasha, brother of Buver Pasha, former raiuis-ter of war. Nouffl Pasha declares that he is outside the auth^ority of tlie present ConStantiriopl.e government and that ho lias been delfcgated by the Moslems of the district to suppress the revolt of the Armenians: If the attacks,continue, British .war-shjps >vlll be seiit, to Batum. Several steamers oL the German Black Sea fleet have,Ren disarmed. They wiit leave this week for Russian Black Sua- ports with German and Austrian citizens. ^Letter Erom Kiel S^s'They AreJ Better OifrTJtaft Evet: . LONDON,' NOV. 25.-(British .vwire-' l6,^S.)-^A neutral correspondent writes' to the ftlorning Post that he has received a letter from Kiel, In which this occurs:' : ; , "We are better off for food, this year than in ItUT. There is plenty of; grain and potatoes, so-tha'c- will be no', Jtshorta^e." The FJost comments'as follows:. "This only -jjonfirms the belief held in autliorittttivo quarters liere'that the conditions of scarcity' advertised in Germany's daily'whirie about the ar-niiBtiRO conditions do, not In fact exist. Out of their owri'mpuths,,br-,thoSe of their rulers and newspapers Ijefove th^ collapse of Germany tho Germans can be shown to have confessed to sufficient supplies to; carry them' through tile winter. "'iMltli the-harvest; just gathered there can not be.the menace of immediate shortage that-is now reported in ajipeals to the alllea and neutrals."' . \^ THE WEATHER High ,.i.....42 Low................u,,....^;io Forecast-Fair, moderately cold; Leibknecht Urges Bolsheyilism ^ For Germany, England, Frarice COST OF LIVlftG IN U.S. UP. �WASH.INGTON, Nov. 25.-rAn average increase of. 16 per cgs't, 'fiisithe cost pf 22 basic food conimpatuSa throughout the United State's .diilfing, the year distinguished the Septoiijbei" rep'ort of the labor department's/bn-: reiiu of statistics. The-figure^ ^Are, based on price quotatlon'a re^'elvSd �which they iVad b,ujyrigftd4tttc'A9 Pile i monthly ^ from more than 2000 retaM, and. Avere immediatttij'^sUaaiculllBA. - --\. . , OT-J-AWA, Nov;2S2lWhIle no of-ficial 'announcement la forthcbm-r: ing, If la expected that H. J. Daly, bf:Ott.awa, hat accepteb! the office , of director of rseonatruotion and preparation. He wilt give:his per-�:(t ^ all agencies Mating with .f.OU'er.jVvar conditions, ; . BERLIN, Nov. ^24-Dr. Karl Leibknecht, the Radical Socialist leader, is devoting himself primarily at present to.effprts to informing the men eturittng from the front of condition.^. His followers "conjpriste a sriiall army of Red soldiers, who ure accused of packing various meetings sufflcleutly to secure (he -majority necessary to push' through resolutiona and other measures calculated to embarrass the present government. The Radicial leader's oratory i.s forceful and vladlcative. His principal appeal is �6 the'proletariat. "Did - the bourgooiae; S\toW Iji power, pernilt you to have U'voices in the government?" he will ask.'."No,''.he answered. ."Then' the worklngmaii- must not alloTV itHo.h^ve a .say now, Wo'need a gov.ern'ment ,of soldiers and workmen, -one typifying the proletariat, which ivill liot have to bow down before the, entente, : "There must be no dickering with entente iniperlaliBm. Wo will dispose of that-.iast as.-we-dld of the German autocracy,., .The.''e'volutiQn is bound also t'o.reaeh the entente countries, but 'WCv'^^^o made the Russians wasto,. whole; years, -are demanding that- the revolution- hreaK.out in England and Franco wlthii),2.4;hours. '. ' Bosa tuiem,b"urg is ably seconding Dr. HibkiifiBcht. Her oratory is' of tlje Iptiuacioua ,and flre-eat,ing brand. The Spartacus, group mpetings ai;o invariably-.attended .by large numbers of-w.Qm.eu.  � PhUfajp ;^cUJedpn)a,n)i, /in Vorwaorts, dccUces. tiuii - Uc iiiseciu'ity of the government may be deduced from the umlisturbed activity d^,^the'.Spairtncus facUiou, "who in tlieir'-'press,"theiiN pamphlets and their meetings ni-e "endeavoring to win over: the Socialists tor Bolshevikism."^ -C' ' Tlie irmiy of the '.�situation lies in the fact that the frcdddm'o't'speech and of the press for which the ^Socialists have been clamoring is uowrproving the chief source of menace to the new government. ' An attempted robberj' recently of 6,000,000 marks belonging to the treasury of Field Marshal voujMackensen's army is charged agamst: iiiciribers;Of the Sparta CUB fiiclion.^" - �Critical Intcrnnl. Situation ' LONDON, Nov. 25.--ls ^igfi^ifleant. ' , ...LCO^ON, "Nov. 25..-IThi^ morjijng's; , London n.e,wspapeFs display'jjfqminjnt.-': ' ,ly,tliti;german Advices l'eg*I^dine^;the B^reem.efat between tho solilarsJ'.?ntt �Workmen's council and the- gover* meht, which regarded as a development of the greatest importance and as tantamount to tho overthrow-of the Ebert-Haase combination and the adoption, at least in theory of th^ Russian system. If is admitted ;that; the Gerinan councils have not yel.; developed the extravagances which led 'to the disintegration and anarchy, in Russia, tho councils not being dominated by the '-Bolsheviki elen^ent; ' May Be Big Blufr >^ Nevertheless, tha Dally Telegraph remarks that it Is rather: signiflcanf. that : Germany should have adopted, even as a stop-gap, a measure which was one of Lonino-'s original and.most characteristic contributions tolegis-: lative doctrine. The Daily Mall, -while pointing out, tjie analogy of the developments-- .]a Ruasia, suggests that the naw. step is a part of a-*'big bluff" aimed at pur-suading the allies that the old Germany is defunct; The Dally Express also thinks that the menace of extremity is possibly: being exaggerated. .- Fear Bolahevikism BERLIN, Nov;: 23.-(Via:Amstei-/ dam)-rTho AugabergEvening� Gaz-' ette advises the Bavarian provisiortal government to take .a positive stajid again'st: the Berlin Radicals) and to threaten the north German terrorist^ with the secession of Bavaria audi other sputli German stales unless .tlioy a,dQpt a dlfterent policj'.. The ..paper states that tho opposition of the Ber-' . lln soldiers' and workmen's council ^to-a democratic republic �will not' oply proveUo be a signal for civil war,; but  Will also result in the breaking off.,of ' peace negotiations and tho entry 'ot? entente troops into Germany. Con- � tinuing It says:. -  "All of south Germany must diseiti. gage itself from the Berlin relga � ot-blood and terror and prove- to the world that.it respects President Wilson's ultimatum, 'no.pence with.auto-cracy.' "  ;:�:.:.�:�;. m ''in 4i. BOILDME i';.tlleii:vt desires to assist the governm^pV^^^ contracting fctr- ftlraish the :tikat^rlAlL', and buildlng'tbTeey Bcbo^ll^JWUfcBS'il their.. respeotlve;} colontesi: ^a^ed|'^ to plana and specif icatIoflp,ot tire'' ernnient, for thfli'>:Bhm fef ?^P;0Oi(| The lowest te:^der:tbergPT^i'nmeii'|: tron^ outside tcontract^raZ-waa, ( .JO-it. is virtually,the B>me the government nparly |g,000  402?6953 20 05366330 81965?35 ;