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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xn. LETUBIUDGE. ALBERTA. S.V1TIUUY, APRIL NCMBKH 104 WILL SIGN PEACE WITH GERMANY NEXT WEEK Peace By Easter Likely 'f of Boundary. Clauses on Monday Conference Now Expected WILL BE NO FOOD, NO PEACE FOR BAVARIA WHILE SOVIET (GOVERNMENT IS IN POWER IN ON JJRSlLfS "Where German Delegates Will He Invited and Will Receive i he Terms PARIS, April council of four of the; peace con- ference, to finish Us ex- amination of boundary ques- tion deputes on Monday next and lo summon the German to Versailles in tN; course of the next week, according to the Jour- nat today. GERMAN PEACE COMMITTEE N'AMED s BERLIN, April Ger. man national assembly has estab- lished a committee of 28 members whfch will be charQed with the duty of carrying on freacc negotia- LEAGUE OF NATIONS COVENANT READY PARIS, April the 'exception of the amend- merit specifically exempting the Monroe doctrine from being af- fected by the "covenant, no vital change was rrjade by the league of committee In that docu- ment in- its Thursday and; Friday night- Lavt nlaht'i, cortclusion of ration of the covenant. CUVISION OF GERMAN TONNAGE April supreme economic an agree- the pow- oni that enemy tonnajer' both .tnit acquired before' and> since.the armiitlce, would be di- vided among according to their ability to bring the .ships into uie and1, in .the of passenger ships, according to their retatlve nieds. This ar- range'mant will not prejudice the ultimate disposition of the shipi under the terms of the treaty of peace.- The will fly the flag the allied maritime council is wall as the national flag of the country undertaking their management. FRENCH MAKE RESERVATIONS PARIS, April The French delegation on the league ol jiaittms comrelssion voted Tor the atlop- "lion of the toil of the covenant when athe commission endorsed it last night. tbt made roservatioiia as to points.' First, :is (p HID organisation iiul effectual of war material, and second, the constitution of a per- manent military coiindl, The commission decided to snliiiiU Uife proposal to a plenary meeting of. FAVOUS DAYLIGHT SAVING Allies Inform German Government to That Joins Movement for Soviet Docks and Factories Tied Up by Strike of in Ruhr District Affects Transportation. BULLETIN BASEL, April soviet republic in Munich was overthrown Friday by force of arms, the Nord Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung of Berlin says. BERLIN, Aprill special dispatch from Ham- burg to the Vossiscbe Zeitung says that the German gov- ernment has announced that the entente powers nave in- formed it that Bavaria is not to be included in the conclus- ion of peace and that measures will be taken to prevent any entente foodstuffs from reaching Bavaria. DANZIG JOINS SOVIET REVOLUTION v COPENHAGEN, April dispatch to the Achtuhrblstt of Berlin from Danzig says that the railwayman on strike there declared a political strike-Thursday with the object of removing the Ebert-Scbieflemann cabinet, establishing a .soviet government and enlering into relations with the soviet governments of Russia and Hungary. Twenty thousand iJock and factory workers went on strike in the Danzig district vesterday afttrnoon. NO COAL, NO TRANSPORTATION BERLPI .Ap.-ii management at Cassel announced today that because of lack of coal through the miners' stHke In the Ruhr i lirui! number of passenger trains had to be cancelled today There is danger of 3 complete cessation of railway traffio, the announcement Airplane Express Service Startsl TOKOXTO, April li'.--An air- plane express service lias Ijeen started between Toronto and Hamilton by.P. C. Kriekson. tlio first trip yesterday by Pilot A. K. Pardon. The lirsi lonii of merchandise was a motion pic- ture film which" will Itu regularly delivered in this manner to tlu; ambitious city. The return flight occupied 45 minutes. BOYS OF Fill E Coming on ed (o Reach Halifax on 12. The -iranipbrV Cifnuinla- .with 3400 Canidlsn' troops' on board, prob- ably will reach Halifax on or bout April 18, according lo ad- vices received by'the militia carrtos'five battat- Ions which went across with the first contingent. ;THey are the 13th and of Mon- treal, the 5th bittallon of Reglna, 10th battatlon of Alberta and the' 7th battalion of Vancouver. -The olassiflcatic-n of on board by dispersal areas Is ?s follows: Dliperial Areat. Regina ___ Calgary Edmonton Vancouver ReveMokt Victoria ___ Other Ranks. 462 12 1288 0 395 26 1 Ihc council shortly but set no definite j dale. Lust night's discussion lasted tour JioiYrs. No rtalo WAS set for. a plenary session of the peace conference to con- ifdcr tile covenant. Tho covenant as tin! coramisjion led it did rot include any section granting request for tlie recognition of and neither was a section in- .Irortucfid covering Ihe request of j ranee for an International military _.: ral fllaff, Botli Japan and Prance that'lliej- reserved Ihe right to brins up the amendments "hey deslrod bofora K pltnary seaaion Iho conference. As II now stands, Ibe oovanunt con- 26 There about 100 Leth- brrdse who joined ths Fight- ing Tenth when K was organized In the early the war, and while of t'heie arc already there a number of -them on the Carmania. -OCRISIS IN GERMAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT BERLIN, April Copenhag- The resignation of rir. Schiffer as minister of finance in the Gern'an national government may result 111 a cabinet crisis, according, to Weimar dispatches lo the Tajeblatt -The min- ister esplainejiSus resignation on the ground that he could not co-operate in.the socialization program of the cabinet. GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER RESIGNS BERLIN, April Copenha- v Schfffer, the minister of finance iu ihe Gerr.ian gd7-" e'tnirient. has Zcitung.' Aminitlag says. His reasons are said' to be personal. SOVIET PLAN RUHR DISTRICT FRUSTRATED COPENHAGEN'', April dis- patch from Berlin says the proclama- tion of s. soviet republic was coiUemn- j laterl yesterday in', the Kuhr district, but that tho plan was frustrated by special means, particularly the occupa- tion ol Essen by government Iroops. Seventeen members of the Kulir .council who voted at-the last meeting in favor of a soviet govern- ment 'have heen arrested, charged high treason. MODERATES GAIN 1GROUND IN BAVARIA BERLIN, April Reports rcceiv- lecl Iron; Munich stale that an agree- Iment has been readied between the j central council and the communists, I This is lieltl Iu indicate that Ihe mod- jeratc elements in the Bavarian car- jitKl have o6tained (he upper hand. lALLIES PREVENT iSTRIKE AT COBLENZ i COBUEKZ. JVpril j troops toilay began guarding German banks in Cuhlenz nnil j Troves because of reports that Ihe istriko among bank clerks in jinoecu- "Let George Do It" Commission Doesn't Decide Railway Board Says it Has No Jurisdiction Over Time Question and it is Up to Parlia- ment to Decide fuddle Still Just as Mud- died as Evei House Likely to Reverse Its Former Decision, The board finds that daylight saving is a matter for parliament and the board, having no jurisdiction, can not pass on 'the merits of the issue one way or. other: Hon. ,W.''B. Nantel, deputy chief commif.sioner, adds a statement to tht judocnent .setting forth his attitude, and concludes follows: "In viewlof the evidence given at the Hearing in thEa one, would be; willing to report favorably, as I think in advancing their time- they (the railways) have acted for of the public in general." Sir KB IKY Dray Ion -declares there Is no Dominion giving the beard a basis on which to fix railway time, "If it had been sun he >ays, ViVwtould in moct instances depart entirety 'from local time as1 fixed by local -legislatures and would bring'about thuos. If the railways again are to be run on provincial standard time, notwithstanding thh exceptions made in the provincial changes would have to be made." Miners Balk at Signing Don't Want New Agreement With Operators Till 0. B, U. Vote Taken" >Van( fo Which All N7at- ions Can Subscribe Thev Say WOULD IMPEACH .....IOWAN GOVERNOR ST. JOHNS, Nfld., April Hawker in his Sopwith machine may start (he Atlantic flight af nlinul a o'clock this afternoon. The weather conditions here are favorable, but a storm is re-, ported from mid-ocean, The airman decide whether or not to make the stall before sundown. DBS JIOINES, Ain-ll Impeachment of (Jov. Harding be recouiniended to the Iowa house of represen- j i by ils judiciary coin- v limiee ai-a result of the in- I yestigattai_ of the Ernest Ratli- j bone panlon (.-ase, IL was de-' I cided'last night- v V GEISlfiYEIS jpied Germany might spread to the oc- inndinn and Englishman Are Now Almost Ready For Attempt LONDON, April 1j.r-Ttie honor f the to fly icroit Atlarrtle eeenn now rests n Hurry 0, (ram 81. Nfld., ind Major Wood, ilOBELKOKEEB ciipicd territory. The clerks in have continued work. IBRITISH TO HELP IN Ihc U. S. CHILD WELFARE WORK April o( Ihe officerfi of ihe'Manitoua.' Cold Storafe company. Sunerlntendenl. W. S, Mline. and Day Engineer T'attlaonr are missing and in all probability lost their lives in an explosion of the compftny'o plant here last evening. The1 plant is miring with filmes today, render- ing, exploration impossible. j J'AHIS, April U'.--Sir Arthur Xews- holme has been invited by the United States government to confer at Wash- ington regarding ciiild welfare work, it -was announced last niglH. He will leave Brest April 1G on-the Aqultsnia and hivill meet commiltcis in Washltig- Ion and olhcr cities. FOCH ADAMANT KHANKFOIIT, April Marsha! FoHi, ]n answering a Ger- man declared lhat his de- cision h final regartllns tho occupa- tion of C.rleshelr.i. fivft-inilea west of Darmsladl, Ihc capita! of Hesse-Darm- stadt. Both art to tompltUd their trips are only tuvorable :r cwdhloni. Major Wood to aUrt from 'Eattcburcb prctitlx will (o to ,h anrf Dublfn. ind thence Lhnfrfck, 'f koATS NIXT WEEK WILL LIKELY CARRY FIRST DIVISION MEN HAUI'AX, Si., April In Irausporlallon .circles il Is 't cxperled Hie Carmania, the Olympic, and Aqultarilu. will Iicj of blockade constraints and political nnd armed Interventions. It protests against the expedition to Itussia. and asks for a peace to which all peoples can subscribe. U. S. GRANTS CREDIT FOR GREAT BRITAIN WASHl.Nf.lTqX'. credit Df in fnyor of Great Britain was eslablishiKl today by Ihe treasury- Great Britain's total borrowings from tile 1'nited States thus were raised to and loans to all the al- lies by tho United Stales now are Charge Made That Half Million Btiiiar Bribe Offered For Traction Concessions ALI1A.NV. -V.. April Com- plete and "emphatic denial -vvas the answer laclay ot lifchard It. Burke, of Xew York, to tlm charge of Senator Genrgt F. Thompson that Burke had offercil him: a bribe in the form of a 500.DM campaign -fund for Ihe gov- ernorship as a 'price of. the senator's support of the, Carson-Martin hill to permit street railway companies to Increase fare .rates. Whitman Denies It XEW.YCWK. April ChBrles B. former governor of New York, dented lhat he mentioned lo Slate Senator Oorge Thompson, the subject "ol the governorship, in a con versation (lie. two men had at the St. llcgis hotel in (his city, as testified fo today by the senator at. the senate judiciary committee's hearing at Al- bany. Forty-Eight Hour Week Adopted By International Labor Commission 1'AKIS, April IS. Recommenda- tions emlmdleil In the report ot tliu committee on international labor k'gls- ation which was adopted by tht? peace conference include following! Jin countries in which climatic condl- 1-ilmjlalion is reconimondalioii 'on ttie of work in industry on tin? basis of eight hours a day ami lioiirs.a week, suited In acceptance features of Ihc report iii-'l cTuded provisions Tor an international' labor conference ami a pc-rmauent 6r- for promoting hitcrnnli9nal Kilmr legislation. Xo chlfil slionkl hf? permitlcil to bo employed by tnduatry or commerce; before Elic age of 14 In order thai every child Ije Insured reasonable op- poriiHiily for inentiil ;ind pbyajcat eilucation. Hehveen [lie age of 14 to J8 (ijthor may be employed at work whfcJ] is .iiot harmful to, their (Jliyskial tlcvetoi-'iiient provullng their general education assured, Kvcry worker bas tho. vight to K lo maintaEn a good slandnrtl of lite. Kqnai pay sliould given men anil Tiien for work of equal ralnc imperfect devclopmtnl. of indus- trial organization or special, cireum- consist ot each including two representing tbn gov- ernment, one the employers and one thcj workers. Kjieli, delegation may bave tiro advfs6rs, one ol wlioni1 nnial be n woman; AVhen affect- ing' women are linger 'discussion Hie voting .shall bo nnd not rhe Canadian Subject Cpnvicled'As Army Deserter in the States TACOMA, Wash., April Bernard Patrick Morris, A Candd-'1. ian subject, convicted by general court-martial at 'Camp Lewis of being a deserter from the army of. the United States under the pro- vision of the convention which, provided that subjects of (Jither the United States or Canada could be drafted into the military forces of the other, has received a sen- tence of two years at hard labor, it was announced at Camp 'Lewis. Morris is hodicy player, employed by" the Seattle team' in the P. C. H. L. and was well known in'sporting circles. This is the first conviction oh the Pacific coast, it was said, of An admitted subject of another coun- try for1 refusing to comply'wlth military orders isiupd by the Un- ited Statei. Operators Una.ble to Sign Up Summer Contracts Till Agreement Made Miners operators of Disi Iricl No. 18. covering nil AlherUi and .stmllicaslcrii B. 0- coiil mines, niv as I'ai' from Ilioir oh-.' jt'ctive, which is Ihe signing of u new agrcciiK-nl, as ever. aflcr. having been in conference for Ihrcc days Ihis week, ami Coal Commissioner Armstrong has [been called to .Calgary for next; week in an cll'orl lo bring about a decision. The opcralors are anxious lo sign an agreement for Ihe reason lliat Ihc coal dealers Ihroiigliptit ibc prairie provinces arc imxioifs lo eonli'iict orders for siniinuT storage coal. But the Union is-not'nearlyJ so anxious, hi fact the ope'ra- hirs Irelieve IhaL Ibc United Miitri Workers' oflicials are dclibenilc- i.v attempting lo block.negotia> lions until such s taken ffn Ihe One Big Union 'u- western Canada in onfef thai) niie OJB. U.'Jxifpriics ah "isliad facf; Ihe will iavc signed an agreement Iheir inlernalipnal union will', compel them to live up to. Six Hour 'Day Another reason is. bolieyfi! to be hal the milters' officials Tvant to in- troduce the Eis-honr day immediately; while the international, (hough it has icceplert the sii-liour day in mines as Ihe ultimate policy, will not make the change for f.ome time. The 0. V. ot course is strongly in favor of the six hour day for all workers, anil if the O. B. ti. scheme should curry In the west the( miners would sign a ron- tract only on that bnsis. r Whether Ihe presence of Coal Com-' missioner Armstrong 11 ex t week will make a difference in the remains lo bn seen. lie has control ot the operation of the mines unlit on'j mouth after peace is signed, andihls- decision in the matter will therefore' have some effect. Grave Reports Reach Red Cross! Take Measures roller the industrial traditional jirocedure of vollng. Kni- cy of workers subslanllally and omiiloyces iitnst lie nlile ent.. The inlernaiiorial labor confer-1 lo cxprefs vievvs with complete will recommenil a appar-j freedom nlul frankueaa if tlio confer- cully cciuivalent fcr Iho 'adoption of such countries, ,ln nil matters concerning sta- tus aa workers and in social Insurance, foreign workmen Tawfcllly atlmiUccl.h nhotner country and Iheir families, sliould he insured Hie same treatment Ihe nationals of thai country. eifce Is really to he; representative of all concerned .witli re- port sitya. The flnl meeting is recommended for Octolfor at The n-l'Crt says.that an fntcTnatlon- office be cslablifheil at Ihu scat of of as a All stales should Institute a syaleni! part ol the league. of liisjieetlon in which women should This office ts'.lo he controlled, by .1 Inke part in order lo enforce the jaws I Konrnliig biidy .of 21 members, of rind regulations for. Ihe protection of [whom. 12 are to bo selected by the workers. governments, t'ach elected by dele- T lie International Wtwr. contorciice I sales' at a conference representing jd'to.'mbnt at le.isronce anmially and wnploj-crs'aficl workers Many Agitators ways Being Miihneti By. Itritishers LO.VDOX. April distich 03 from Cairo dated April 5 and port quiet prevailing lit the Rjypt dis- tricts. The authorities, ills reported, measures to bring thost responsible for the foj-raef hostilities to justice, an.l a large number have already been arresto'd.- railways, it wai slatecl, were heing restored, but it would he.a long time before conditions were' norinalLaft Ihe mobs had destroyed or moved the signal boxes. Sonic of the native ce.i, UK; dispatches say. have returned to work, whllfi tile places of l.tHrao -April reports reiattve to the progress of typhus ,fevcr'' in eastern Poland, Rtis-1 Serbia and Macedonia were >e ceivcjd at the Red Cross conference here lodny from Red Cross agents in- those countries During the! experts on typhus .who were present formed a commlltc'o to advise the ganlzatlon as to means for combatting the disease, forecasting a new orgiin- ization within-the Hid Cross. agents' gave .experts lite impression that the situation was' even more serious than was stafed -in messages received but that proper measures wouM probably pretent.lrje disease from 'spreading to Italy, 1'rance England and America. ONTARIO LIQUOR PROBE TORONTO. April 11. Woods, manager of Ihe T. Ara-> brose Woods, HccnK'd liquor veiHtor. Toronto, MI on the SUnd at today Etlll holrling back are bslng (aKcin-by sessjon of (lie public account Hritish officers who are assuming tho roles of clerhj, stiitioir masters, etc.- XSen. Alltnby's Report LONDON. April fioin Hen. Allenby, special high torn- missjoncr for Efyut and the Sondsn. received last night reports that Cairo is outwardly quieter, butdisturbatices continuo iii the poorer (I'uarter's. Quiet prevails in the provinces, the rlEspatch niittee of 'the legislature by Hartter C. Mr. Woods admitted, among other faUn. Dial his .firm had bought llouor of poor duality, conflicted by Ikerme inspectors and luirt in woe ieiutoces re-sold It foi' nwiiicinal would not Inferior liquor hls.jlwk barrels toM M owi brand Id the tnit Kit ;