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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Ml. a, .ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, FEBUUAHY 12, 1919 NUMBER 53 LABOR CRISIS IS fJEAR IN BRITAIN U.S. OPPOSED TO FRENCH CLAIM Will Border. Be Britain's Ambassador to the U. S. U. S. in Clash With French and British Claims to Rep oration. PARSS, Feb. reparation committee has before It, accord- Ing loathe Tr.nips, threjS proposi- tions as a for the settlement of claims against Germany. U Is taid the French propose to assess against Germany all damage to property, national and individual, from the time of war, In addition to her outlay for military purposes. The British plan proposed by Premier Hughes, of Australia, dif- fers from the French only in that he gives no preference to any claims. The American plan opposed demands, excepting losses due to pillage and devastation by Ger- man armiesj it Is said. Total claims under the first two plans are estimated at a thousand billion francs. The American plan woufd reduce thr total to an am- cunt Germany would be able to pay, if Is asserted by newtpip- er. are to have accepted British plan as a discussion, but tfie k.stfll open. LONDON, Feb. Daily Ex- press says Utal Sir Robert Harden, prime minister of Canada, has been offered the post of British Ambas- sador to the United Sttites. Won't Deny It LONDON, Feb. at No, 10 Downing street today regarding the Daily Express report that Sir llolicrl japan Has no Real Desire to Interfere With China's Freedom U. S. Does Not': Agree That War Debts of Nations Should Be Pooled. TAHIS, Kcb. 12. (Associated the alltfl Much Coming and Going at Re- treat of Ex-Ruler in Holland Holland, There have been, various Indications during the last -week tliat Count Ho- JaenzoHern, the former German em- is maintaining coniiiwnicallon with his former supporters. Miss McAdams Appeals in Leg- islature for Attention to Health and ...Evocation (SucelM to the'Trefatin EDMONTON, Fet. Speech from HID throne Is still (lie subject of eoine contention In the legislature as to the -wisdom delaytoc liio commencement ot actual nuslness coiy siricratidn, but in any event tUb. views expressed by a number of speakers tUat the debate is justified because of Uie opportunity, given to with wide range of topical questions illustrated Tuesday afternoon no less than five- private members of the house delivered their opinions on a multitude of matters, local and na- An 6xceeding3y able address deal Ing almost exclusively ,wUh Uie quea lion of railway development in the Two Ie-jjlort1' was that given uj- W. palion' at The Hague, Koealw ami 'A- Itae> member for I'eace.It.ver, vho Schlefbsch, visited tho caslio at Amer- f the debate. Ho -IVBB followe.. ongen anrt stayed over night, having 'Ropcrtft MacAdams of Ihe EX long conference with Count 'jcnchos- In zolfern anil Hans von Goulard, tho sole the oovacacy of a hjjjher typo ot TJoriJen had liecn offered the Amerl- j lives are deeply engrossed in perfect- can ambassadorship, the represents-1 ing the plan tor the creation of a soc- Laid By German Sub, Says licw, Who Tells of British Unpreparcdness Feb. nook written live of Ihe Canadian Press was told: iely ot nations and arranging the new Admiral Viscount JcUicoe. tbe for know nothing whatever about it, [terms to be imposed upon Germany COmnKmdcr of the Ilritteh Grand U does not gouml very provable, but for a rcnawil ol the, armistice expiring piwi, which made its appearance to- we should not like definitely to deny next Monday, other snbjeeis oi tjlc caU8C Of the sinking of it. have heard absolutely iioth- greatest importance are being prepar- tng British cruiser !ng." The correspondent adds that rod- for thc consideration of Ihe peace while the report may seem surpris-' conference. It is expected thc con- ing, there is not the least doubt ihbt feretice will' spend little rftnc discus- Bcvtral leading statesmen arc firmly sing them, however, anil iviil pass most ,vbit convinced anfl liavc privately cxrreE3-.bC tbem on to. thc_society of nations eit the conviction that Canada fs bound j the latter hasitfeen to bear a predomiuating influence ink Foremost on this "secondary pro- promoting the entente.'gram are the recommendations of the Sir George Pertey, Canadian high common interests of labor legislation.: J" J[ commissioner, also slated that he hdd, Samuel- Gotnpers, the chairman, has no Information, nor have the officials j been pushing the work atciig at a oE tho colonial oftice. j great rate so thai It Is expected he will have a report ready for the coiifer- Ilampshfre, wblcli Lord Kitchener lost his liio. JclHcoe explains that the Hampshire struck a German moored had been laid by marine, Thc book contains revelations of Brillsif unprepared ness at the begin- .e Graud'Fleet had several times bi were reportcil in- cause s side. Admiral Jclflcoe says he avoided LONDON, Feb. NobaukI Makino, head ol the Jap- anese delegation at the con- ference, has been instructed to disclose all the unpublished treat- ies China and Japan, says a Reuter's die patch from Toklo today. TOKIO. Feb. 11. fAssociated SlUUeliara, vice-foreign minister uf Japan, speaking today re- the iiublicetiou of Chinese treaties with -Japan, said tha latter had "simply called to China's atten- tion (ho established procedure accord- Lloyd-George Comes in For Some Hot Criticism on Labor Program. IONDON, Feb. ed the erally approves of Premier Lloyd George's labor program, it falls to satisfy the parliamentary Uabor party, which has prepared an amendment to the reply to the speech from the throne, regrettlna the absence of definite proposals dealing with J'the present cause of Industrial unrest and for secur- ing, as regards wages and work- ing hoursv conditions of labor which will establish a higher standard of life and social well- being (or the people." Mr. Lloyd George's proposals arQ also adversely criticized by inn nidi. to which neither government has seal eectioa of Ihe which a right lo nublish confidoritml corrc-Uafils them as vague and unlikely tn spomlenco without previously consult- be carried out by ivhat is called a inn the oilier." actionary parliament." M. SUidPhara. spoke for Viscount Uchida, foreign minister, who Is sut- fcrJng from pneumonia. "Japan lias no intention to interfere with any demands or contentions which the Chinese prefer to present to Hie peace he salrt. A Crisis Near The labor situation feat-has a crisis today In conferences between the gov- ernment anil three groat unions, resenting nearly 1 workers, the result ol whose demands is await- ed with keen interest by the on lira cGrdlogly, Pekin and Paris reports to labor world. The unions are the the contrary are absolutely false." to tho United Slates, respects and yet'Conservative in oih- lliougiit a moment and then replied ers In the or4nlon of.some labor leail- a smile: "I do not btlteve I have any ob- servations to make regarding the re- port." WontFinish This Branch Advices lo the board of jtrade today from in- that the C. P. ft. vised the board cr trade there thiit the C. P. R. Lethbrldge-Wey- burn line will not be completed this year. There remains only a gap of 40 miles to build. Details of the advice received by the Shaunavon ncoole will be found on page three of this issue. rcninitilog lils'i functionary of tho imperial court, irlio roiuaius faithful to the former emporor, Ijrtst nfght Uiironess von Hosen, tlie Kngllsh wife of tho Ocrmifi minister to Holland, arrived, ami slio is still at the caalJo today. of a more comprehensive pub- lic heal tit scheme, and of the need of concerted action to properly and fair- 1 assimilate thu returned soldieis. Hamsey, East Edmonton, sup- ported a policy of more raiiVay do- velopmejit in tiio north, but was criti- CA! ot tho gOTernmnnt in A nmnoor ot nmtfcrs. Piairio premiers were to btamo for nol bringing home the nat- ural resources because ol lack oi aggressiveness in the application. 'J. S. McCallum, Vegrevjlle, ndyocat- Aside From War Casualties, Decrease in Four Years is Three Quarter Millions I'AUIS, Feb. France's civilian jTopulatloa in four years has decrcaseo1 considerably over three-quarters of a inilllou, wllhout Including Oetuhs In occupier] northern Prance and deaths due directly lo thc war. Hlrths, ivliich numltcroil approxi- mately In 19n, dropped to In and In 1017, -wlillo Ilic deaths. Incroaseil, Mil not In comparable proportions, so that liio ,lolal decrease In population was due (ho great decrease in Wrtis rot lo iiny great Increase in, deaths. Statistics cover 7T denarlmenls, excluding II invaded ddpnrtmcnts, and rot including romons killed ill attention today (o Hel OCCUPY HARBOR BASEL, Feb. The German government forces who have been putting down a Spartacan uprising in Bremen, ac- reoorts occupied the.; harbor on the night.of .February with- -out Eighty" .sailors atid the .heads of the soldiers'1 council were arreited, PARIS, Feb. Belgian claims as placed before the supreme council yesterday included a demand Tor the return' to Belfiiuni of sonic territory heiil by Germany in addition to requests for free tion of the Scheldt and the restitution ot certain territory held by'the.-Dutch: The.German districts' demanded, are .just east of tie present population of thesei districts jnainly and Itteir posBesaton liy'Belgium, U was would deprive Germany of an outlet for invasion, of Belgium. era' Federation of Great Britain, mem- SOO.OOO; National Union oC Railwaymen. mftnihership he National Transport Workers' eratlon, membership The miners waiit a six-hour day and a ?.f> per cent, increase in wages, he transport "workers demand n 44- lour week and a wage increase ot JO per cent. "While the XorlhcHtfe newspapers generally approve of the Lloyd Georgo >rcgram. the premier Is' openly ached hy Lord XorthcUlfe eeWy puhlished today. The attack s in an article sent to the publica- ion hy .cable by Lord Nprt'ncliffe, Vhq 5 in southern Prance. 'Mr; Uoy'A 3eorgG is said lo be "a polHical licks' 'T Miners 4of Great Britain Reject Government Offer; May Be General Strike conference of th-s Miners' Federation of Great Britain at a meeting at Southport today decided against acceptance of the. terms.offered by the flovernmenl for a seU'ement of the demands' fay the federation. The- miners' federatfon, which hae COOjOtMl members, wants a 6-hour day and a 30 per cent, increase in wages. Government Offer LONDON, Fcbi The reply, of the. government lo the miners' demands has been issued. With regard to the demand for a six- hour (lay, tlic reply states dial-while whether coal mining sbonld he con- tinued on Us present basis or under joint control, or be nationalized. May Strike The decision of the miners' federa- tion to reject the government's terms will, if followed by a strike, which tho government sympathizes whh Ihe'saems likely with the miners in their desire of.the'workers for on Imprnvful mood, create a serious Indus- l ol life, U must, in consider- ing the increases in the cost of pro- hearing M. Vandc-tiheuvel duct ion in trades whose products form Vandervclde on Uelgian claims for an international readjustment and iui the treaty of 1S39 delimit ipg the; frontiers ol Belgium and pro viding.that It be n neutral alate. llifs treaty that ,w scrap of paper" ed a cash bonus to returned BOldters, i unanimously n provisional wa ami wanted to sec tho public works cciisttunlon at C o'clock tonight after The '.modifications vvhlch are 'h gy, nnd. deplored- Iho action legislature in endorsing the freedom of commerce a staple" of other occupations, think nl50 cT -the. GQusstjucnces upon tlic general trade siUt ttion. It, thertrofe, nropores lhat a strong representative cbnimtUce whcrean the miners vonH he represented sliould Inqtil'ro into this matter and other matters, iiatnely, ,lhe. cost of produc- tion and distribution of coal; the trial situation as the coal shortage is already embarrassing. In regard lo tbe demand for In- creased wages, the government is i willing lo add to MID present war {bonus a shilling a day, which is equal lo tbe rise In prices January ot last year, and refer other demands to connection with'wages to fi commit- tee of investigation. Tho govern- ment asks the miners no accent this reply as n clear indication to meet thc n tfcojtlependflnt-Soclallsti, on one hand, and through Ihc lower scholdl. _ _ e commit a tbe rest of the house, on he frOD1 AntwCTp lo ,hc soa eitho TT LeJ. "Vir imernattonailzaHon of the' river T-i Ing prices and profits; the question' Ibem in every possible way. 0. U. Davis, deletion, was tbo last I liestion ot secret agreements, speaker for liio onposlllou, and, while I jMthoueh (lie Independents lost or the ncquUitlon by Belgium ot its west bank. Second, the accession ot This paragraph, a part of (lie skdi Ing school Tor Calgary, claiming thntrthe provincial government, wrongfully took credit for Its success, since It wan a fedcisl in- stitution.' ,He wal corrected in this, statement by Hon. Qeo. p. pointed rjut lhal Hie province mannged this schooluntll U was IfiXeli over by tho federal department recentty. Tho nebule by lion. 'As eoon as thc German empire (3 represented in (lie league of nations, tho aim lo cvado secret agree- alt agreements nations A nimlier of and received; Mr. Ewlng, lor an actr to nnioncl (ho chfirter; Dr Stewart, for an act to amend'tha Leth- britlgo charter: C. S. Prlnglef for bu net to nmcnd the Medicine Hal char- ter, and for an act to inc6rporate the .Medicine Hat Central Railway m wcru road ccnce o( iho nadonal aascmtlj- nncl INUBD OinvAOB STUDY BELGIAN CLAIMS PARIS, TO. Is bcHCTCd n special commission will appointed lo sludy Bclglnn claims aa lias been riono In tlio consideration of other problenis, says a Hayes re- port, loo atato commission." WILL GET GRATUITY OTTAWA, Feb. order. In council providing for the pay. ment of the war gratuity ta mem-, ben of the Canadian Expedition. ary Force who are eligible for It, but who Join Ihe Canadian per- manent force after discharge from the C, E. F. has been pass- ed, A' previous order ]n-councll disentitled such men from re- .eelpt of the gratuity on discharge because they had been taken Into, service of a Canadian land force and were' In receipt of military tilt To Restore Ry. Traffic In Siberia S WASHINGTON, Feb. Secretary of State Polk announced the. United had accepted formally the proposal of the J.ipxnete government In regard to plans for ths rettontlon of railway traffic in. Slberla. RUMANIA BUCHAREST, Feb. II. delegation Ing.the Stxon population, which forms the main part of the Ger-' m'an In Transylvania and Banat, has arrived here and rtquelted union .with Ruminil. the delegates declared thtt they union with Germany because the Saxons hid separjt- ed from Germany for eight cen- turies, i RESUME STRIKE Feb. iseneral strike has oecn resumed in Eudapesl, according to dlipttches re- eclTri htris. Wittlch, Ihe leader of the Hungarian Socialists, It Is lidded, taa been arrested "at Pressburg, CAUOARY TEACHER DEAD CAT.OAnY, Fob. desth oc- curred thla 'morning of Miss JogsEu Honor, otjithej provinc- ial normal school. Slio ww 'ZZ venrs old. came-hero from Windsor, Onh 1J. IT IS NOT ROGER'S LEAGUE -O Under the plan which already is he ing mil Into oftect the Siberian rail way wliich includes, the .Chin- Bastern la t0 Tories and their r iri'Tpfirtlament to reforms. accused oF waiting. for ,th newspapers to tell him .irhat to do, Vancouver Wanis Action (o Stop Discrimination Against Western In no, way connected Rogers, of Manitoba, was the state- mcnf triade by (ho secretary, K. Crowe- Swords. While .Vancouver is tho head- quarters of tho organization, an at- UcJc was made on It Jn Winnipeg on Wednesday night-last, n-hero mem- bers of the Great War Veterans' As- the v'scd h> an inter'al'M .committee, ;tl- Hon. Uohcrl Italy end China have asked (o lie repre- sented. Tochntcal and economical manage- ment of the railways wl.l bt; In. the hands of a technical hoard, the presi- dent ol which will bo John F. Stev' VANCOUVER, Feb. upon thc provincial governnvsnt to step the discrimination against section of Canarfa with regard to'transportation and freight rates on the railways, a resolution was presented to ths board of trade at its meeting on Tuesday night and was carried. It stated that the transportation rates aid eastern manufacturers and firms fo discrimin- ate against the west to the advan- tage of miftiufacturers and whole- sale Institutions erst of Winnipeg. It vrfls decided hy the board thai mediate fiction should be taken Iho province of British Columbia liat this discrimination, Tho resolution also pointed to1 tbo fad lhat thc Canadian national rail- ways Is a government road and lhat it- should be operated in tho best inter- ests of tho citizens ot Canada a? whole. In view of, this, the Doniinfon government should ba ?.sfced to' sea UiaL Justice dono to thc people. It was also decWed, that Pretri- Oliver should be risked lo work lut some scheme which .will Include the co-operation of Ihe proviaces. oft Alberta, Saskatcnewan and Manitoba, which are.vllally Inlereated fn cheap- er freight rates for Ihfi marketing o[ their grain to the nearest seaboard. sociation passed a reaolutfoa (hat the bo SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR TO BRITISH NAVY TORONTO, ap- pointment of John Me- O.B.E., F.R.S. 3c., of pfiyittf department of .the of at to the British admiralty known In the cily. locUy, ._- ens; ivho was head of the American railway commission sent lo tldssia In 1517. AGREEMENT WITH GERMANS VIENNA, Feb. dispatch re- celvcJ from Warww that trie Poles have concluded an agree; with the Germans whereby the thall occupy Bialyttok In order to secure pastage through Lithuania co at to op- pose Bolihevifcl, SELLS BIG FARM AT BARONS FOR (Special to the mriMl BARONS, Feb. Quliv ley told hit farm between here ind Nobleford for. the purchaser btlng Mr. GeftrH McLein of Nobleford. Mr. Intends move j> ate, probibly been miking with Popham, the for A of hl> and machinery but the of Mlt not xVt _ been WEATfiflk. 4! Low........ 1i. Foreeirt: coltKr, ;