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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETHBUJDlit. ALBEIU'A, FHHUY, HilWUAHY It, NUMBER 55 GERMANS PREPARING DISARM RY. CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM S. ALBERTA Govt. Speaks of Railway Construction fot Alberta to the Lethbribge Delegates Something Must Be Done at Once to Avert a Overshadows Even Peace Conference. OLD -STORIES SHATTERED LONDON, Feb. of the accepted stories of the hap- penings of the momentous days prior to the war, U fs under- stood, are shuttered in a book based on official documents and personal notes of diplomats and officials, to be Issued The book characterizes as a fallacy the belief that the assas- sination of the Grand Duke Fran- cis Ferdinand was a stage-man- aged affair, but It is asserted from knowledge gained from official documents that if the assassina- tion had not occurred the war certainly would have started very soon. LONDON, Feb. questions In Great Britain are at this tinie making the peace con- ference and world reconstruction merely minor lasuea. The de- t mands of miners'and railwaymen with the high cost of food and othir problems of domestic recon- struction, command chief attention Itom the newspapers and the vet- eran labor leaders, William Brace and J. H. Thomas, told the house of commons that the country was confronted by the most serious crisis in recent history if these are not dealt with Im- mediately. Following the tfccLsions ol (Jic min- ers' federation to call for a dtriko bal- lot, the fcilcralion lias Issued yn of Denounces Govt. for ing Them Into Exposes Deal in Grazing Leases in Cardston District (Spec-iiil to the Heral'l) EDMONTON, Fob. Two excel- lent addresses were' added Thursday fictal reply to iho government's state- afternoon -to 'the complement of orn- mcnl regarding the miners' demands.- tory and argument as presented to xThU document charges the govern- ,Uic 'legislature in the course of the went with trying to turn' public opin- 'debate on the" 'speech from Iho 1on ngatnsl Urn miners nml refuses to throne, these coming from Martin accept (lie data which tlio gqv- Wool! ot Cardston and from A. F. erament liasea Us offer ol a shilling; KvSug, of West In addi- ilaj-- increase in, wages. It. lion to. these speakers J. II. Kemmls that miners' demands lor a 30 per of Plnclier Creek completed "Ills art- cent. increase ivfth a C-hour day ts dress of which- tho.: toajor1 port ion was .designed ib raise their standard ol dcllrercU before iiiiJuuiSmEst Wed- living and liot solely to mett the in- nesday. "ere'iscjfl cost of living. These points _Prc niter Stewart was absent from1 fire supported" by long arguments, the honse Thursday owing to family Ihe demand for nationalization bereavement, his plauo being taken i ot the mining industry Is forcibly re- by Hon. J. It Boyle, attorney general. .iterated. '-Owing to the absence the premier The majority of the newspapers ami the unavoidable absence of Hon. consider that tiic government is C. R. Mitchell a number of wrestlontf Ing -very. reasonably with the miners from the opposition were allowed to and say that the miners are unreason- stand orer. able in placing" short time limit for a decMort of a policy like national- izaUou, vrMch may mean the chang- ing of the basic foundations of the in- iJustry upon which other Important The debate was adjourned by D. Marketers, member' for Innlsfail. T v .In continuing the debate J. W. Kern- m's llealt turlh" th the problem o( soldiers' rG-cstablishtnent. He paW charact. Upturning soldiers better conditions in tho province ami 11 was essential lhat they be acquainted s (or lion the employers seem to have reached, something iike ftn Impasse, although a break has not come as yet. tie adopted unless 'the tension is re- lieved during the month that tho hal- lot foe held tin pending seme accept- able compromise, tho event of a strike, Iho Moll's labor export rctnnrks m aml ,000 H cling program, tlio government appropriation of for shipbuilding find an enormous sum for railway con- struction. He stated liint the budget to be passed on al tho ,prcL'cnt pension of parlljimnut would starlJc llic country and wotiltl lie a Kource of grpat satls- fntitJon to ererynnc In (he west. Tho railways will steel for from COCCt Li -.tOCO miles of road, lloth western delegfites pronnnncctl tliowiseivcs entirely ivilh thn program out- JiniSd (o tlrcni ro far. They feel 1hnt lhc west Is gelling fair Irfatmenl, though U Is their in- tention to have development ac- celerate as tmich as possible. One of the outstanding features ot (lie railway program, and this fs duo to direct Co operation, Is lhc of construc- tion. Tho settlers will be given first consideration, and no eec- tfons already served will profit from Itnmccliale. extensions, U Is tho palley of the mlnlatcr pt rail- PARIS, Feb, executive of Hie proposed league of nations, as outlined in covenant read by President Wilson today, will consist of representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France Italy and Japan, together with representatives of four other states. The council shall meet as often as is necessary, but at least once a year at whatever place may Ue designated. Any matter within the scope of action of the league or affecting the pesce of th; world would be dealt with. German President Says Demobilization and Disarmament Will Be Carried Out Outline of Government Program. WEIMAR, Feb. Ebert, the president of Germany, has announced to newspapermen that the govetn- frient is arranging the details for complete disarmament and demobilization. Announce Full Draft of the New Covenant of Nations uonsiitution Provides Agreement to Submit All International Disputes to Arbitration, and Also to Support Each Other in Event of is Not Finally Adopted. PARIS, Keh, the plenary ses- sion of the parliamentary peace con- ference this -afternoon at p.m. President Wilson, as chairman of the commission on the league of nations, will read and explain the following re- port: "Covenant: In order to pro- mote; international co-operation. and to secure "international peace. and security by the acceptance of obligations-not to resort to war, prescription ot open, just and honorable relations between nations, by the tirm establishment oMlic understandings of interna- tional law, S3 the actual rule of conduct among governments anil by .the maintenance of, justice and a scrupulous respect (or all treaty obligations en the dealings or- peoples with one another, Justice Made it Clear Thai Deserters Should Not Get Oil Easy' QUEBEC, Feb. 14. Lleut.-Col. Whitohtail, inspector ot the federal police at Quebec, in his statement last night in connection with the Judge Langelter Incident, said: "I would state that I gave to the Hon. Judge bangelieV orticial copies the military service manual and 'revised instructions' for dealing with Deserters absentees without leave which is the law for dealing with the defaulters. i In reference to the much-discussed printed Instructions which were is sued ,by tho department ot Justice, thoy wore addressed to and were 1n Elniclions issued to the constnbles In this district under my charge, and the powers signatory to this cove- nant aflopt this constitution of tho league nations: (A) Article 1. Tlio aciioii ot the high contracting parties under tho terms of this covenant shall ,bo through the instrumen- tality ol a meeting of a uody of delegates rcprcEienting the high contracting parties, ot meetings at inoro frequent intervals of an ex- ecutive council, and a permanent international secretariat be es- at the seat of the league. Article II. Meoiings of the board of delegates shall be held at stated (hue to time as require for the purpose -of -dealing- matters in the sphere-of action of the league. Meetings of the- bodies of delegates shaJl-he held at the seat of -the" league or-at such other place as may be found con- venlehti'a'nd eball consist of rep- resehtaliveB of the- high contrncl- ing nartles, Bach of the nigh contracting parties shall have one vote, but limy have not more than three representatives. Article III. Tlio executive'coun- cil .shall consist, represenla-- of the United States .oC Drltlsh Empire, France. Italy .and Japan, togeth- er of four members 'of lliuf. league. Tho, selection of these four state's siialt ba made by the of delegates on such princl- jiJes and In each manner as they think Pending'the appoint- ment ot these representatives o' the other representatives of i blank'left, for names) shall be members oJ Iho' executive council. Meetings of llio council shall heltl from lime to time as 'occa- sion may require, and nt least once a year .nt whatever place' may 'be decided on, or, falling any such decision, at the seat of tho le.Tgiie, nnd any matter within the sphere of tho league or affect- ins the peace of (ho world may he dealt ivlth at such meetings. Invitations shall bo sent (o any pow- People Too Easily Insulted About Returned Govt. Doing What j PROGRAM GOVT. COPENHAGEN', Feb. program of the new German gov- ernment which just been published al Berlin. Includes equal rights, for men and improvement of the education system, conscription along demo- cratic lines to establish a army, rationing at maximum prices ol food and necessaries oE life, care of IhQ wounded and Inn families of Ihose Killed during tho ivar. tho socialization of.all in- dustries ripe for such particularly the coal and iroii mines, and additions to the in- come taxation. The program declares for pear.e- _alotig Unas laid down by Pres- ident Wilson, but refusing a peace of violence; "repatrhiUou of Ger- man prisoners; for a -Jeanne of nations with ilsarmanient and a court or arbitration in may be 'impossible in the future; Bernstorff- Won't- Go r (Associated von Bernstorff-will not go to lie peace cnnferfcince as1 a nTah delegate; Germany plans, for lime being at-least, a people's on 'the' basis of general llilrife r that Germany will announce'withtn a'tew 3re is a great tlealjoq -mncll_ talk dayYher intention-to com- scme of tbo newspantTs and'ainong ploto disarmament- anil public aoout tho troubles of the Uon, and a coBimiEsiori made up retunieil Hon.; Democralic arid Socialist par- fell, minister al public works, said to (ties is now discussing details oi 'iho the engineers' convention new governraent'5 program. _ "and when ihe government passes, on I These jjoinls were made order-ln-coimcil which it firmly Ebert, Iho new-president of.Get-- Ueves is for the good of tlio Soldiers and which ncltt prevent them from being a'great out- cry of insult offered Lo lhc returned soldiers. Thff also causes unrestrain- ed discontent" t...... In tho course of '.Mr, Carvel forecasted Ihe fulure of the federal deparlment of In expenditure. The policy'outlined was not, one ol retrenchment, but rather one of judi- cious spending of. the' public money toward relieving a stale "of unemploy- ment, at the same time "producing'pub- lic works that will be.of value.to the country nt large. The_wprks contem- plated fire tlio national.and provincial highv.-nya and the 'Canadian govern- ment "The government 5s uol responsible for caring for all the troubles of the country, hut ye feel it our duty to lake steps to spend the public money to remedy these causes of unrest under the we-are going to .spend this fmonoy t powerrf conferred by Ihe War; MeU- many, in an informal -talk wilh eigu ncwBpapermen.today. Drastic Steps to Deal With These is Given to District Court Judges i OTTAWA, Feb. mcnt. It is announced, has taken'de- cisive- action in the maltor of deal- ing wHh alien enemies. Special regu- lations have today been enacted by where it will do the most good, .toward relieving unemployment and for the benefit of the reiurncjl.. soldiers. "In my mind tht'ro are oilier insti- tutions .which have sreat responsibil- ity as well as Iho government, such as great corporations and great utilities. have hard limes Ehead unless 'practically unemployment, htivo never quoted lhc following para- r .raph, f, J ,f "'Nor is II clcElreil, on lhc other hand, tlinl UIORC men shoulil pay nominal tint1- anil given thei: or pt mno'.'ric s of the society, including .._. Vf' tiio nitjioinlmciit.orcommlueos lo ID- vcstigsic le .torn which notjjo JuaWiaWo. the. boay ot ,le In tic eyos of Ho public, who toiincil and may at- at