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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LliTHBItmGK, ALBEHTA. WEDXKSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1910 NUMBER 47 LONDON STRIKE MKELY TOJJPREAD BALFOUR OPPOSES INTERVENTION RUSSIA ON BIG SCALE FEDERAL LIBERAL CONVENTION IN 1J. C. Socialist Congress at Berne to Appoint a Commission With German Members, lo Settle Responsibility foi War. -J______ K BERNB, Feb. fo the war -will be Investigated by a com mission appointed by ibo Socialls conference, in session here, it was lie cidetl today. This commission will b rande up of'two British, two, French one Hungarian, one Austrian and tw German delegates, with Preslden Braiitlng acting as premier. The per tone-el of the commission has not bee announced. During tic' day it was declared b Fnaakers that .the "prime object o the confcicaicc was to influence ill lieace conference at Paris." Thi: VANCOUVER, Feb. fed- eral Liberal convention for the province of British Columbia will be catted at as early a date as possible. This decision was reach- ed at a meeting yesteVday be- tween Senator Bostock, leader of the Liberal party In the senate, nd representatives from most of the federal constituencies on the mainland. London Strike Situation Has Not Improved; More Unions Talk of Walk-out Thousands of People Walk [Through Heavy Siush to Work- Tubes Are Still Tied Theii Appearance Again on London Streets. Prussian Officers Aided By Bankers, Were Responsible, PEIINE, Feb. Kurt Eisner in bis InslEtlng on unity of German Socialism said: "We have become new men in LONDON, Feb. was no improvement in the strike sit- uation in London. All the tubes and underground lines with the ex- ception of the Metropolitan, which, however, has only one line runningl into the city, were still tied ap- Ths hotels and .restaurants, while able to replace a few of their servants, were still offering .only meagre imita- tions of their regular menus. Thousands of people Main had to walk long distances to work, un- fortunately through slush an inch deep caused by a sudden thaw followed by rain during the night To make matters worse tlero was a slight fall of snow today. Some government offices anil large business firms overcame tho dtf.'iculties of toe situation for their staffs by running ho said. "Tho result of! nl Ihe elections 'Is'not approval of the war policy of the majority party. It ;a approbation of a desire to unite." Eisnar confessed that it was clear responsibility for' the war rest- ed. "It was the Prussian officers, sup- ported by' German captains of Indus- statement :w.as made .by Pietre Troel- try aad lie said. "The Ma- dis- tricts to central London. Thero were many more autos on the streets, and bicycles are coming into tlielr own again. Today will dcoide whether tie staffs ol tho electric power stations will Jolu the strikers. According to the author- ities it makes little difference what action la taken because tho electrical Kinds of Public Works Are Applied For OTTAWA', 5.-Apr'-ica- 'tions and petitions for public, works amounting to over 450- leader, and jortiy-Sociallsts must .not' come fcere h" stra, the one of tho British delegates. Bar Discussion It decided during tho day tiat discussions between delegates as lo rewonsjptiJFy" for tho war would not liV permitted, it was pointed out that this subject would lead lo nothing but endless addresses by Frencll and Ger- man rep'reienlatlvcs. At tho same lime, iiv.-aa decidded that all.Epeechcj be'limlted to six- Foitowlng'ah'attaek-onVthe.'Gennan Jlnlorily-Socialis'U.by, -Kiirt Eisner, the Bavarian premier, another German del Promised to keep the stations In op- they eration, while there are many men on ihe ciccntivo staffs of the MS com- panies capable of taking the places of the regular workmen. Glasgow and Belfast. More men returned to work Glasgow, -while the presence of Piorrie in Helfast; gives some hope of a settlement 'there. VANT MODERATE LIQUOR ACT IN 15. C. VANCOUVER, Feb. of the British Columbia Modera- tion League will within the course of the next few. days circulate a petition throughout the province calling for the repeal of the Pro- hibition Act and the passing of an- other act in conformity with the ideas of the league, or as an alter- native, the submission of a refer- endum on the whole prohibition question. Trouble Ahead for National Gathering Following Ger- mari Elections BERLIN, Feb. 4. (Associated inter- rupted telephonic communication he twcen Weimar and Eisenach and Er iurt for several hours on Monday after noon, according to Advices receivet from the Tageulatt from Weimar whero ihe national assembly meet OS Thursday. All Alpine corps of 1000 men, under command ot Gc-n works amounting to over SoO- 't MerteT- R'rrived at Weimar an arc before, tlio govern- -cilv ThesSe are otfici; menL every type of public -work from the hum- building to (be- moat ambi- tlous proJectJ-Practieallj- every -fr day, tiiere is'a delegation In evidence. Il-bas-been pointed out It would (be impracticable ff under existing -financial condi- ft ttons for th'e artment to take WON'T EMPLOY ALIENS VANCOUVER, Feb. Me- tal Trades Associa- tion of British Columbia will re- fuse any enemy aliens, and If any are employed at 'the present time they will be dis- charged. This was decided upon at the second annual meeting of the association held last night. Presented With Special Service Medal at Opening of the' Legislature Given 10 Year Father, Drummed Out of Owen Sound, to Stand Trial th-ely.to. blame, for the war, and dc feaued his parly. He said: "It was not Germany bat ihe militarists of the whole of Europe who were the originators of the war. fJerman Socialists would hare lost forever all their influence upon the TORONTO, Feb. 5. 1. Weber, of Neustadt, Grey county, On- people If they had venlured lo oppose- Weber, of Neusta, rey couny, n- 5k. not arctnt Ihe 1udK- lario, was today. paraded before his jho war. We, can not accept Ibe judg- ment of our enemies, but only (bat of neutrals." Tribute to Llebknecht Carl.Kautsky, a German delegate who has been mentioned as one Germany's delegates to tho peace coa- when tentiary against htm. was- formally promulgated, on tire charge of de-ser- ot tlon. Weber's ialbirf, Rev. B. W. Weber, LONDOX Feb. statement was issued tonight by the ministry of labor in reference to demands made by un- official conferences'of London mem- bers of the engineering and electrical radc unions.- These demands includ: cd government- intervention In the various labor disputes and the Intro- duction of legislation ,iu parliament establishing 10 hours as tho legal week. The statement points out that no communication in support of these, de- mands liave been received'from the executive officers of any of tho unions involved. On tho contrary, the state- ment says, "it is understood tbat the executives arc opposed to the stand taken." It is recalled Ibat agreements were recently concluded between tho union executives and Uie employers for-lho introduction of a 47-Iiour week. Tho statement continues: "Tho difficulties which have arisen In tho case of tho engineers have been Luxemburg, his words lielng received accused has pneumonia, said p wljn ino employers hy tho amid murmtirs of sympathy from tho 'lirought on by onlcials ot their unions. In tha case am delegates. He concluded by saying: The Minority-Socialists, having protested against Iho terms of the liresl-Utovsk and Bucharest treaties, today tho right to claim Just Ircatment for tho German people. Ger- many must be fed. She must be tlven-an opportunity to get work and to avoid troubles which will lead to a recrudescence of Ur. Frledrlch Alder, o! Vienna, ac- iuscrl Ihe former Austrian government M having "sys'temalically worked the During his address Troelstra de-vot- consldertble attention to Bolslie- rlsra.. He said he did not approve- of. B, but declared that he did not be- lieve IL. could-toe' comiomned, as Al- yort the French Socialist has urged during the confer- Ince. There are tiow 90 delegates present, representing 25 countries. HEALEY ROBINSON SUCCEEDS his being drummed out of On-en Sound laat week.' WANT A BOUNTY ON IRON ORES NOW OTTAWA, F. P. Htiltyi who appointed deputy mlnlHcr of the department of iol- dlert' civil re eUabllihmtnt some trme aflo, ha's resigntd, Hfs ctnor l> O. F.'Robinson, director' of toldlers' commlv ilc-n, who' has bisn promoted the higher No announce- yet been made to Mr. RoblnMn'i succeiior. IMALDMARGIN OF ELKVATOR STORAGE FORT WILLIAM, Ont., Feb. ii a only of grain In stor- lie In the eleyj.tors of tha two HitK's it the .head of the likes to tome and Is tht report flvih out todiy. It Is pointed out the only thing (hit prevents in embargo upon any shipments Irtm [t the fact (hat (he 1918 crc-g imall. Feb. no definite reply was given by Sir Thomas White to the delegation from Port Arthur, Sudbury and North Bay, which waited upon the government yesterday afternoon and asked for a bounty of at 60 cents a ton on all Iron ores mined In Canada during the next 15 yeara, the members of the Dele- gation are hopeful that some- thing will be done by the gov- ernment to encourage tile de. velopirent of Industry. up many'- ot the "schemes., Cut the'applications continue. government troops, but will be assist ed by the garrison of Weimar, whlc! is loyarto.tti'c'goverament nnd pre pared to defend the national assem Wy. Unconfirmed, but constantly recur- ring, rumors from Eisenach con- I tinuo to toll of plans to oppose the work.'.ot thV national assem- bly. Majority -Socialist' members of the :solaiers' and workmen's (Soeclal to Feb. out of the ordinary.at' the leglsliture Says That Allied Intervention on a Large Scale in Russia Would Be a Mistake at .the. Present Tirne. PARIS. Feb. lion lu Russia, on a large scale Is.nbi o be thought of. declared Arthur J. UaKour, the British foreign fecre- ary, In closing an interview watch h'o ;ra'nted the newspaper correspondents here last night. The powern were doing everything they consldere.il coujd be done, however, he said, dealing with what he characterized is most, disquieting situation.. As to tho general work of the peac.n conference, the fore.fen de: clare'd the peace-mihing body was making all possible- haste to fettla upon Ihe peace He wws led trt this atatemenl by a (juesUon from ona of the correspondents, who saW: 'There Is much, talk in the conference about various problems, such a. {Se Bstfcas.. you not Itinlc your real task Is, be- fore everything else, to impose pesca uncn on the ground that they can not share' he responsibility, for the. .cotracll's present actions. Officers in the Br- urt arsenal have. refused to report for duly until. weapons taken from tiie ar aenal and' distributed among civilians hero have 'been returned. JELL1COE TO VISIT CANADA IN OCTOBER LONDON, Feb. Associated Canadian Associated Press learns that Ad- miral Jelllcoe, In the course of his naval mission to the dominions, will reach Canada In the latter part of Ootober, remaining thsre until January. Admiral Jelllcoe will leava England on February 20 for he will remain one month. Then he will spend four months in Australia and New Zealand, afterward visiting FIJI, Samoa, Honolulu and'San Fran- clico. From Canada he will go-to South Africa. of tho electricians, it is not even con tended that any difficulties liavo arU en, and it is suggested that the stop- page of work last Thursday was, there fore, not a matter with which the cm plovers are concerned. 'The ministry of labor has receiv cd Intimations from the executives o somo of the principal trades that present difficulties are of a character which can bo dealt with effectively only by tlio executive councils of the unions. These bodies Ihemsolves ap- preciate the fact that It Is their re- sponsibility' to enter Inlo agreements and U' discuss with employers any Questions that may arise in connec- tion with those agreements. They arc awaro that Ihe ministry of labor Is at heir disposal, If they should desire o avail themselves ot Us services, but n -tho meantime tho ministry concurs n the view of the that resent circumstances, due as they re almost wholly lo unofficial ,o not Justify government Inlervcu- A CIVIC Guard LONDON, Feb. for the for roatlon of a civic guard Id maintain and protect public service have -been uhmlllcd to tho authorities, accord ng to Iho Mall, which says a similar has btcn successfully employed In Switzerland, Holland and Austria. The newspaper slates that should tho ac ions of Iho strikers warrant such c-ourso Ihe cillzcns may be asked Ii 'orm a guard lo maintain transport Ighling nnd food supply services ani' also to guard power slallons, flou mills anil Important factories. PARIS, Feb. be- tween the various nations will not be affected by the existence of of nations now In pro- cess of formation, It was declared by Arthur J. Balfour to newspaper correspondents here last nrght. The British foreign secretary was asked .the direct question as to whether the formation of the world soeiety would involve the abroga- tion of alliances. "The constitution of the league of said the foreign secre- tary', "will Involve no modification of the treaties or alliances previ- ously concluded." As to the question whether clal .coalition of two or peoples could be formed.. aside from.the league, Mr, Balfour add- ed, "The conference alone can de- cide." Erfurt nave resigned opening was an interesting.ceremony, conditions upon the Germans? performed by IbV lieutenant-governor 1 After a moment's reflection, Score- in presenting Assistant Superintend-: faur Balfour replied: ent' Piper'of the "One can evidently criticize wltli- Police with a special service medal, out limit the methods of work wb have is Honor in medal adopted, but rather than answer crlti- Id'of Supt. rather tell -you tkat 1th Uw'R. N. refofd; the fact isUhat; the i western police'and patrol work'ei- society of nations haybeen 'taken uji jnding over the last 28'-yearB. Prior before that of' pro'perljVjsq o, coming to Edmonton to become as.- called, but In no way, signifies slant superintendent-of-provincial ihe-'settlement of our accounts Vlfh Piper .was inspector yje enemy will only come" if the Lethbrldgedivision of th.e A..P. of.the'co'mml-sWss .'-v hive instituted: permits' con: Vrry little business was done by the current study 6f several ouse before adjourn merit, to Wed nes-j Won't St Dilatory s ay afternoon. Premier Stewart nam-l public opinion d a commitlee ot 15 members of ihe-Tne- delegates'to-the peace conference ouso to select the sessional standing harD 'no intention of .employing dila- ommittees. Itorv methods." They are''irsirtt.'ill While a numlier of members were their energy and skill: lo as lisent at [he opening oon.as possible the just peace-.to. E PARIS, Feb.' Mail and Cecil Harm.-.worlh blockade minister-In the now British cabjnel, arrlvod-in Paris today to at lead tie .peace copfereoce on the .lucstlon of or modifying lln blockade which'duestion hjs become very urgent In view of tho food sltua tloa In the central empires. The Bill Ish position.-Is a .willingness to mod Ify tho blockade; but that until prac is signed'.tho.: blpckade inacblnerj must ha'continued In case any occas ion should arts? for putting it into ful operation British Embargo May Lead To Trade War With U.S NTJW Y( U.'S, NAVAL PROGRAM WASHINGTON, Feb. tha Insistence of President Wllston unanimous approval was given by the r.ouse navaT committee to other three-year construction pro- grain, High Uw Forecast: Fair and cold. 1 YORK, Feb. Assocl- led" Press dispatch from Washington iya: "Democrats and liepuhlicans in the enate today Joined In criticizing the OTV British embargo on Imports and ailing attention lo tlio effect It would avo'on'-American Industry. Daring ho discussion that followed, Senator Reid, of Missouri. Democrat, attack- -the .Carnegie Peaco Foundation's GENERAL PAU IS COMING TO CANADA VICTORIA, Feb. Con- sul Francis has been advisee! that the French commission headed by Gen, Pan, Ts coming to.Can- ada by Invitation of the govern- menl, will reach Victoria on Feb- ruary 14 from Auckland, New Zea- land, and will make a day's stay In this city. A public reception is being planned, activities abroad, questioned HE loya ty. it should bo di solved. Senator Weeks-said he did no nee looked for within 'a few days. t Is sa'd that Hon. Wlfred ow ot Montreal, but lately Minister f Municipalities will arrive lay for Oie session. Before adjournment Preriier Stew- rt announced that Ihe 'speech'' In, ro- ily lo the address from the. tbrpnR .vould he Riven by J. 3. or Ited Deer, and .th'at Atkins, member for Dldsbury, 'would" second he resolution! which the whole world aspires. That s.Uieir one aim, their SjOio amhl- llon." MlBWliM (Dy W. E. Playfair, Canadian Press Correspondent) VLADIVOSTOK, Feb.. deci slon of the peace conference'.tcgarding allied policy in Ilu'ssla' and "Siberia Is eagerly awaited by the Canadians md others of tho allied force's here. Tho general belief .at present is that tho attitude of continue in the meantime, but' the last Saturday. 'They declare for an international: charge the embargoes aimed against jdurc. The Russian press guarilodjy the United States, but Senator Lewis remarked that a majority of Ibo ar- ticles listed-arc manufactured in-the American mlddlo The Illinois senator, said .the action might bring on a Iradc war. OTTAWU. FeJ, plea stronger beer was presented to government this afternoon by repre- sentatives of the labor movement In JanaJn, among whom were: Tom Moore, president of tho Trades' and fjibor Congress of Canada; Con- troller H. J. Halford, Hamilton, chair- man ol tho Ontario executive, of tho Trades and Labor Congress; J. T. Foster, president of thq Montreal Trades and Labor Council; 0. T. vice president ot Ihe Indepen- dent, liabor parly, nnd a member Ihe Electrical Workers' Union. Tho'deputation presented lions from about 1500 out of tho 1800 existing labor tha Dominion of Canada. Thle, of llself, 19 proof "that Iho active'minority who are not rep rc'scnl Ihe' thoughts and ile'slres of tho niasfts ot workers of this for try.'' .Tha.rcijoest 16 tbe eovernment 1ho was for Iho removal of tho present unnecessary restrictions relative to .he nranufnctilrc'hn'd' sale of bfc'er. Other'features specially emphasized Is opposing withdrawal of 'Ihe "allied national commiaslon of forces nnd is urging active partlclpa- Inform tho public on the furicllons'o.f'. lion against tlio Ijolsheviki. Would Greatly Limit ture and Sale of Arms and Ammunition .PARIS, ..Associated conference .01 allied pe'aco' comprising delegalos -from the United Slates, England, Franco and Belgium, favoring the league .ol, nations project, has given out resolu- tions adopted by it in addition to Uie aims outlined in plans handed Leon Bourgeois to the allied premiers bureau of labor and periodical feronces between employers military heads here appear to be.un-jployeeslnllne with the'British project informed la regard to future proce- before the labor recommend: the. creation: of dn PARIS, Feb. -by Cttherieaiures specially were ,h, throwing out of work of .lie o- thousands cnEaged in he and allied In ho Dominion at tht'.present time, and, in view of tho Impossibility of Ihe employers assimilating those at presenl unem- ployeil, that caro should bo taken be- fore Uie lab'of Is further dis- located.' Anotlicr. fmppilant point rJlsefl !S> thsi qoNtlan of; future Immigration, Tho last acllon o( tneut 1n acceding lo the demands of the Dritisli.worfori by; granting them more and .sjrongir'liepr means, It -wan argued, Canada Is to attract British should do the the newspaper Sir Robert Borden, premier bf Canada, declined to make any formal statement: on ference, as' he decisions might be harmful 'to' this rapidity of its labors. Discussing tho nuostlon of the Ger- man colonies, Sir Robort said: "Canada has no territorial claims." CALL RUSSIANS TO COLORS HELSINOFORS, Feb. decree Issued by the cantral soviet of Moscow has caff, ed to (he colors all men bttvretn the ages of 29 and 49 years, Thr men will be ordered to prmeirfe the war In case the fertnee on the Island of Prlnklpo the leagiie ot nations, the people in the doctrines''of demo-': cratlc clllzensbip, and they further recommend tbat the enemy countries' be rem-lred to limit their armament and the manufacture of arm's and mil-' nltlons, in order to enable tho allied slates fo reduce their military They should content the'ms'ilres with the enormous fclocXs Of arms and muni-" :ions now In their hands aa a resalf of tlie'war 'and the. seizure 'of m'any itores, arid shonld forbii! the -salo of arms and ammunitions atajes" In the'league to olhers. American delegates declined lo-eny. dorse some of the lioldlng' lhat disarmament wouH, not' enable tie slates of llio league.r to i maintain sufficient force', to ..control theI'ent'my-states until Ihe latter we'rt, compielely disarmed.' Thcy'slso'-'obr. jtrclea lo the prohibition ot the'manu- facture of arma and munitions as ctk cutated lo prevent scientific develop moots tbat might benefit the world. BOLtHlViK CAPTURS COPENH'A'OEN, In their advance from Dvlmk, the komlr, 4s of Vilns, the eapltaf.of ;