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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xii. LGT1IBU1DGE. ALBERTA, Tl'ESIHY, 1'KUHUAHY NUMBER 52 Japan Insists On Holding Islands; War Threatening With China Over Treaties Feb. has reiterated her intention to hold the. March all and.Caroline [slindt In the Pacific which she took from Ger- many during the war, 33 well OB to Insist upon life of her with China tn September regarding Shantung. A formal statement to- Ihis effect by Jjpsr.ase representatives has been made public here. THREATENS WAR WASHINGTON, Feb. sociated' attitude 'toward China in the peace confer- ence'is causing grave apprehen- sion among the representatives cf the other associated powers. Ac- cording official diplomatic In- formation reaching here, Japan yfrtualiy has threatened war If China, makes nubile secret treaties between the two countries and falls to carry out an agreement to make Japan the successor of Ger- many In rights, property and con- held by Germany at the outbreak of the European war. General Strike of Building Trades in U. S. is Strike is Ended in Seattle, NEW YORK, Fab, slr.keV of the basic-building unions, In- volvlng thousands of workers em- ployed on contracts for the Build- Ing Trades Employers' Aisqcla- tion In many cltUs throughout the courtlry, was to go Into force dur- ing the day, according to, William Hutcheson, of the brotherhood. Mr. Hutcheson said he Issued the general strike call last night after a conference here. The strike was called, Mr. Hut- chejoii declared. In sympathy with the striking carpenters. While Mr. Hutchuon tt was to estimate the approximate number of workers affected, Vie considered some, ear- Her union cellmates of as "too high." Ronald Taylor, president of the Building Trades Employers' Asso- ciation, said that work in the trade Its lowest ebb In the country.' far at New York Mr. Taylor declared, "there not a single large building un- construction. It wouldn't do thVmen much good to strike, for, everybody [die anyway." -V Over at seattte- revolu- -1iori'is Tbat is what Seattlpipf the read btcaKfast table today as lay tho supreme, ivar coiiucil'Is ...tte-.bpenlns fearagranli 'of an editorial .appearing oixih'j first page ot the -which iliB.flrsl._. _ program, as an tidjunct to their war j ciTjua MSflFlp OF Its Organization Eliminates Much Red Tape in Economic -Reconstruction Feb. cable China is relying upon the peace; conference, where her delegates'- are said to have an exceC-' lent impression, and is seeking support from the United States. and Great Britain. Stole Treaties AdvJcea from the Orient through channels say bassador Kmscli at I'ektn, eeekin_Ti. rp-aRSure the.'Chinese foreign ter with statements of ot ihe UnUf-d Stales government, iloliT frankly that the foreign mtnteiier: did not see hois', at Hits.time, -'.it6 United Stales and Great Britain' could divert' Lhcir'attention to Orient, when the European (demanded so much attention. jii When Iho Chfntsc peace delegates! arrived in Paris, the information avail- able discloses, they reported ,lhat their copies' fcl the secret treaties were stolen from Ihcfr luggagft white they were passing through Japan, and consequently they were unable to carry out their purpose ol making them public, nt the conference. Japan Has Army Ready According to the reports received here, tbe threats against Ch'ina "were conveyed to Chinese foreign min- ister by the Japanese minister in Pefcin in thinly veiled terms. The'Japanese minister is said to have pointed'out that Japan had an army of more than men idle at ftiJiy equippcd and with arms and munitions enongli to conduct a long war, and lo havo pointed out that Japan had niore 1 COMMON WEALTH FOR JEWS PLANNED PARIS, Feb. definite proposal was filed before the peace conference yesterday favoring the formation of a Jewish commonwealth, in. Palestine on the lines already suggested by the American Jewish Congress. Mrs. McKinncy ' Govt. for Laxity in En- forcement of Liquor Law, But Has No Definite Charge to Make." (Special tn-the IfwaUl EDMONTOX Alia., Kcb. eral criticism devoid of charges of a specific character agaiust any offi- cials of the featured the much anticipated attack of Independ- ent members ol the legislature on the provincial government's enforcement ot the Liquor Act, this'criticism com- ing from Mrs. L. McKinuey, of Clares- j holm, and James of Kanton, general'sirike in America, now th its sixth day here, was discussed. The general strike "officially" was not to eria until 11 o'clock, but Seattle people on every.'liainl thla morning were sayiug "It's all over." OTTAWA, Feb. lienaltics for tho sale o'f. liquor to officers or men in uniform are contained In the iirovtsldrfs of an order-in-council which has liecn passed by the governm'enl. The order any person, olher tJian a medical officer, physician or surgeon, no nuUlor ivhctlLer.llcons- ed or not, ivho soils liQUorHo (soldiers in uniform may Calflary, dropped dead In hotel last n'rght at 9 o'clock, ft fs un- derstood the immediate cause. of- dearth was- heart disease, the deceased officer had in failing health. Aaftllier familiar figure fn Jlotinted iCaidrcles passes away in the Belcher.'; Lethnridge is patticalnrly Interested: in, his death', since Col. Delcher was superiritendont (iivislon ol the Mounted Police trqtnjiflpl lo 1307, when' he retired from1 tho force and removed to Ed- monton with his famllr. There he luring -Monday's sitting or the "house. Lord French Has Plan for Rad- ical Change of System of Government Kcb. cable to Toronto Mail and Empire.) In tlie Bltuailon In Ireland. The Dally Etpress is given io that Lord French, viceroy.of Inland, has conic to London to place before Pre- mier Lloyd George tentative "propos- als for a radical in the exist- of MA These .argely by women, to hear the mem-1 are Supporlcd by Mac- her for .Ciarcslio m. discuss jho Hquor J phersaB( {he uew secretap- for traffic problem, lier charges being of a somewhat indefinite nature, al- though sbe Eiioke with excertional ability in urging a more rigid pressioa ol ihe bootleggers and of the illicit liquor business iu general. Mrs. McKinney was followed by Hand "Hills, who had a word ot warning for the extremists In any rcform_ work, end' who dealt briefly with thegrelurned soldier question. He advocated a cash" grant of ?2QGP (o every returned'trian instead oE inde- finite land schemes. Dr. Blow, South Calgary, criticized the movement cm a multitude of ac- counts, but dealt more particularly; with'the policy which, he regarded as unjustly "disc-riniiiiatory against the towns anil favor of tbe rural districts of the. province. -James Weir, -Kanton, waxed exceed- ingly-witty over tlio.possibilities of a Itansard and waxed eloquently-and jnilrfJy wrotli over ihe manner in .which' the Licror Act is caforced by the.govifeTnnient, although he-un-JoubEctliy'liaid, the administra- tion "compliments ou the whole than he dii in the space of ah hour's address.'. The'debate wag.adjourned by Ireland, and hare been approved bjv he section oC Unionists. The strik- ing feature of tlie scheme is that it deals with Ireland as a whole. Thus far Lord French's reconcilia- ion nrouosftls have not met with, the approval of all sections in the govern- ment. He has been trying for two months lo obtain the release of .the Sinn Fein prisoners, but without suc-, Avhp spcalis Tues- day on'the .railway Bituation in the north Mrs. JTcKinney-thouglit the govern- ment-iniEht'be congratulated on LONDON, Feb. in his speech from the throne to the house of parliament today, urged the. legislative bodies to act resolutely Tn stamping out pov- th. th, fminfn thrfiitfJi ilc j and improving the health of the In concluding King said: shall not achieve this end by undue tenderness toward acknow- Icfigtd abuses and It must tarlly be retarded "by even disturbance. shall suc- ceed only by patient and untiring 'resolution in carrying through ihe legislation and administrative Ac- tion which Is required. In that resolute action I ask yourOsup- port." council, througlij ot transportation, excrcjsed. In fact, supreme control, but with the partial retcrn of tho conditions pt peace, tho .master Key to (he doors., of peace which needed' to be unlocked lost much of its usefulness. The allied representatives have decided lo cut Iho gordian hnot by making a clean sweep of all exlallng ititcr-sllled bod-' les by replacing them by a single body, xo bo known as the supremo ceo- j noraie commission. The secretariats dealing with rcllof, reconstruction 'tvr.d raw 'materials, .will remain, but thoy wily derive their authority in future from a common body, and will be re- sponsible, to it. This council t will comprise 25 members, caclf 'great power nominating five, and ths mem- bcreliip thus will ho sufficiently large to perngl ot ndcgualo reprc-sciilallon of alt large This economic council Is p. war body. It Is appoint- ed by tho supremo war council lo co-opSrate with It during .the period of contingent war represented by the armistice. Us members will advise ttio military chiefs as !o tlio extent and character 'of economic pressure that can -bo applied 'to tnfprco llio demands of the. aUics upon enemy counlrles. Wllh Hie .'signing of v the pcaco llto authority of tho council will woe-given comniand of tho Alberta j 'Mounled Rilles, which he commanded' in" the camp of 190S Calgary under! Sir Sam Stcele, The- late Col. flelcher was born In England, In 1859. After ser1 vice'In tho imperial forces he came lo Canpda and Joined-the Mounted llco in-1873. Ho was-mado inspector in lS93ir He with the force during Ihe Northwest Robelllon and 11 the He also attended the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and volun- scn'fce in South Africa in .000, where he was second in mand of tho Stralhcona Horse, with which he saw considerable service. He a St. Michael and of tho South opening of .the present war, 10 -having retired from dommand of .bc-Alberta was given tho Canadlaff'Expedition' ary Force, later serving on the head' He. Is survived by his widoivt'twc daughters, Mrs, Hastings Mewbum, Formerly of and Mri? Nes- Medicine Hat, an4 by one son, Hubert, manager of the Bank'nt Another son, killed in actidn'in the pres- ent war. a'tiraefof nioinentoiis opporlunity iu national life.' sh'a INDIA IS MARKET FOR RY. MATERIAL OTTAWA, Can- adian trade cftrnmlsslon (n lawa hat rtMlyed a cablegram from the Canadian .mission In' London stating that Is Tn the market ra'llr, anglesj splieaa and boNt fot delivery tn 1919, and International Congress Adopts Two Features as Part of -Platform PARIS, Fob. 10. (Associated Important features ol tho British ami American labor pro- m were accepted today by liie mission on' international labor legEs tatlon and will form a ol'thc whole project of International regiila lion o[ labor which will bo Eubtnitfcii to'tlio full peace conference. These arc Iho prohibition of child I ah or un der 1C years ami the uniformity'01 seamen's wagp.i, .BELFAST STRIKERS TO VOTE ON RETURN BELFAST, Fcb, atrik-. era of Belfast have agreed to t.ike a ballot on the question of a set- 'tlement of the slrlke. Pending the- balloting the city resumed Its Mr-. today. ng privileged to power at aucli nol entirely satisfied with tbc altitude of the adifljnisiration toward the An- aud .rcpponsibilHies with which It 'was laced. Tho tact tliat there was a tendency-: to shift responsibility from one government to another aiigureil poorly for: tho outlook upon Ihe opportunities at hand. PROVIDE FOR U. S. ARMY OF 'Fib.' temporary' military of oWcen and 609.S09 en lirtrf men li provided for In the annual army appropriation .bill reported to-the by the hniiltary cdmmlftee'. .mature carries a total of': 'and Belgians Want Allied Armies to Take Pos- session of German Muni- lion Industries, for lion. .PAHIS, Feb. (Associated developments In the work ol the peaco conference are .acted today. The draft ot the plan :or a society ol nations -will be before commission on a poclely for its secona reading an! It is probable that' it be prepared for. action by a plenary session of the conference in tho Unanimity to prevail tliat the commission's report bo adopted. The supreme commission cd to consider French and Beljlan proposals Eisen and other Ger- man Industrial towns should be, cupied to prevent tho manufacture pt munitioUB and anne. The French and Belgian plea thai they should bo permitted to recoup their enormous losses by the destruc- tion ot their industrial plants through the stoppage ot German InJuztries un- til France and Belgium have .rehabil-. Slated themselves, Is'met Amer- ican view, which U shared hr tie Brit-1 ish, that such loises BhbaU bursed indemriitle's from'Ger- many within a supreme'.ecpnojrio councir.Cin'jegiyitB' 'th'B'distTibutiori, ot raw matertila-'be- tjveen cojinlKea so as to Ininiii trance and Beleium'.a proper ndTWtise over' Germany and prevent the latter, from" gaining tho world's "markets." i'.Once; diveslrf' o! lures, arrabgemenU'.fpr.'atf.eiteMton; of'the inil itary' arnilstic e {can be qnick-' ly completed. :r y THREATENED STRIKE AT OTTAWA SETTLEp OTTAWA; regarding the empioyment ot Ton- union labor on the., parliament building conltructlan .wai tettled lait night, and the general of all tradei on thl, tho new. Hunler buHdingi being the government, has been averteif. Sub-Contractor' of Mon- treal, who hat engaged non-union men In the marble7, not to employ non'-unien men. Mothers' ..Mothers1, pensions was BUbJect again brought up by Ihe member tor Clareshota, and.she regreKcd that no racnlloii had been: made ot this Iu the administration outline. A sincere tribute ivas paid tho gov- eraniept for.the-care of the rhentaljy defective cijlldrerf- PAGE iWEATHEK High 47 Forecast; Sornewhat colder, PRES. WILSON TO RETURN' TO EUROPE IN.MARCH PARIS, Feb.. wai dis- closed today that Preildent Wil- ton plans to return'from Wash- ington by March 16. T in velvet to.brief a >tiy at Waihinjlon it to permit o.nly the >lgning of bills during the closing hours of. 'con- gress, CORSICAN'pocks ST. JOHN', Feb. liner Cor- sican with'returned soldiers on board (ioclted here llito inoTrjIjig. papers of. all shades rjevotlng serious to the at- titude adopted by Germau gorera- ment toward the; armlitice conditipiis. The Dally News' Paris sends a dispatch from sources on the subject, In whlcl'.hs says hU informuit toll arlm ha hid the best reason Qennany la not'contlnurag to demobl- llze, Possibilities of Further Trouble With Gerinisfny Now Being Discussed HEAVYU LONDON, Fffb. Ths thcvik launched an Infantry attack on Saturday againet, the allied near .Sredmakrenga, southeast of ArchanfeJ, affd were according .to an official oii'actCvrttee in northern Russia Issued uy the war office to- night.1 In the operations Friday, in, which British and American troops Improved their .positions on the Petrograd road eolith of Bolshevik suffered Seayy losses, STRIKERS BACK LONDON, 'Feb. 'the strlKere In the Clyie district have been Instructed by their to ".rt4urrt to work toroef row. The were.Jteued: tafey tf eomrilittje .of the strik- PARIS, cable from John four days the council of 10 has been sitting as supreme council giv. ing anxiout and careful considera- tion to trie teVrns'.Whtch irt to te submitted W-the Germans on Feb. 17, When the armistice" expires.j the- papers contain alarmist-articles suggest- ing the piisibllilles of further trouble with Qe'rmany, Germany I: represented as counting upon divisions arising between and remaining equipped with arm'umehtf-antr guns In readiness for eventualltle'i, The csllmalc of 3.000.000 rncii avail- able In' Oeroiany fot a resiimpliod of bostllUiei has been credited' to Mar- shal The situation undoubt- edly deep' concern to tho great powers, vrhllc there Is litllc an- prehenslpn renewal of npattlitlcs, Ihey retfognlze the imnrurtcneo ol un- there g thei sWl 'r i Inyirun Ir aigre. iluly reducing their rfggresslve power emains a tenioio possibility. 0( thfi' refusal of Germany to aqceiil peac6, terms, as to which openly' maJe' German leaders at Weimar, which the supreme war council is. considering Is how lar the allies should go I a agreeing to.ex- tend the armlsllcc, In demanding the surrender of guns anil arniRTOenta, ina tcrlal for submarines arid .other war munlltons, of which Germany still has a great store anil as. well as Iho.Iitnll- alion of .Iho Oernian armies.- Unless the revival of militarism In ClermUny 13 guarded against, meanwhile, the de- mobilization in allied countries must be restricted pending; Ihfi 'signing 'of peace. It Is believed that one view, which Is not unrepresented In I U. S. STEAMER IS SINKING OFF COAST tt. S., A wireteii rrwMagc InterctpUd o'clock thli morning' rt- porti U. 8. S. Ciatti tiklni wrtcr In ihe hold tending out S. O. S, for poiltlon 1> jlvpn in vnln- lly of __] IT lUUEOAU J PHOVIDENCE, B. I, 11.-( The Journal thM, after 'wlih "of the beet known centtitutlonil Inr- yere country, it. bellevtel the Actlnj Secrttwy Polk fn precltlmlng tta prohibi- tion tni _ adopted, wjie The ftttlt- matjon entirely void, the Joiir- rul. fir the reuon that when" It wae1 3f ttatei not ratified the is that tho terms of Ocrrtan ilemobil- Izatlon anil reduction ol equipmnt should bo part of the treaty of pearp. and that In the Interval tho armistice renewable on the slrletbttU of tnd original terms. -AcceptanCs ol this theory would cooipel the Allies to maintain their military .a war basis until theTaclual sljiilrn; of peace. Jt is hoped (hat the war iContliiuea TAKES. Feb. (AwotiaUd PreM.) President Hiu Shih Chang taken a firm In the controversy which hM irleen between the Chlneie Japtn- eie (overnmentt regarding tlon of t'nr Chlnete ielegatM ill the peace conference In entirely but of agreement with the deiirei of Ihe Jeoaneee the Chlnew to the ference restrained In their tlvitlet. WB1MAH, 10 Tlii German nMJiial bly has adopted the protVlontl coin- sllintlm with little national president vltl TuMi'-sj- j ;