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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LElHBUlOOb. ALBERTA. Tlll'USpAY. VRBKUAHY 'JO, 1911) NUMBER 60 Peace Conference Delayed By Clemenceau's Injuries 1 ft Resume Attacks on Poles LONDON, returned the attack the Limberg on Sunday and have captured all between Grodek, wtii of Lew berg, according to an Exchingt Telegraph dispatch frcm Vienna. Railway communication in that region hac been Interrupted. Germans Are At Old Tricks of Misrepresentation Now Injuries XVill Sonftwhat Cur- tail Premier Clemenceau's Efforts at Conference. I'AHIS, Feb. ilerlaratlons nmOe to Hie- the (lerniau government or Maihlas PARIS. Feb. cable from John V.'. ol an early accomplishment of Its oh-, Jccts hy the peace conference, have been materially clouded by the wound- ing of Premier Clcmenceau by a mur-l dcrous anarchist. While the actual 1 -.vounu misht not be serious for one i Returned Soldiers Tear Things the prime of life, the etfcrhof the shock upon a man of the premier's agc gives ground for tlie fear that, at best, his further participation la tlic work of the conference will be limit- ed. Proceedings of the conference to dale however, have rather suggested that Premier Clcmenceau is one of; again about midnight Tuesday night, Loose in Most Approved ".Mob" Fashion HALIFAX. X.S., Feb. riot- by returned soldiers broke out three members of the destruction equally. as great as conference. Premier Clemencoau the night before was perpetrated. armistice delegation, contain "flag' inaccuracies which require im- nwdiate declares an oflic- IE! note Issued laet night. Tiie note aays "First: The text of Chancellor Scheldemann's protest communicated to the press by tho German govern- ment differs notably from the original text handed to Marshal Foch Uy Erz- liergcr at Treves on Feb. 1C at C u'cloch. The first phrase, as com- Bimtlcatetl to the press, follows: German government is ccn- scions of the grave consequences that icccplancc ol the) convention must en- tail.' "The first phrase of the text as handed id Marshal Foch by llerr Erz- berger reads: 11 'The German government is con Arrest Youngest Son Kaiser COPENHAGEN, Feb. Joachim of Prussia, younjett son of former Emperor Willhm has been arrested, according to advices from Munich. The dispatch states his arrest was on suspicion of his being con- nected with "certain intrigues." SIR R. FORGET DEAD MONTREAL, Feb. 19. Sir Rcdofphe Forget, ex-M.P. for Charlevoix, died at 10.30 o'clock Wednesday night at his home en Ontario Avenue here, in his 58th year. Me .rad been ill for five weeks. He was a Conservative In politics. Sir n. Forget was a prominent Montreal millionaire. He was born Quebec, in iSSi, aud his rise to financial power was rapid. speaks for France wfth authority that Finally the mob TVBB charged and dis- "in the same ivay a whole new no other public roan in Ihe peraed by the The (rouble be-! phrase has ueen inserted into (he text in 1904. He held two seats following scions of Mm grave couseqaencrs that was director either acceptance or refusal ol Iho con- venlion must, entail.1 Make Up Phrases "In the same pybllc man in Ihe rep' can exercise aud In his absence from c-lectric railway concerns and in finan- cial iuslituUons. Ho sst in Iho house of commons as member Tor Charlevolx for sonic 'years, being first when a crowd of soJdieia tho council when peace as! peared at the police station find tic- they affect, the interests of mantled the release of a soldier, Ptc. come up for consideration, may prova Tom Andrews, arrested for Tuesday unfortunate. None of the difficult.' nfght's riots, -nho they leliered was aim In some measure, dangerous dues- under arrest In the station. They lions In which France ia involved, liave were told by the police that Andrews yd been decided. They Include not a prfconer there, and in order torial iiroti'enis In Syria and Africa! to avoid -tr'oub.s, allowed a represen- Ih'e fixing at a new eastern frontier, reparations and Indemnities, .Sir RoIxrL Bordpn said today: "The tatlre of the BoMler to examine the elation, lookinc into all the cells. Then a meeUbij was held in front im morency as well. He oppoped the reciprocity' pact in the elections o: 1911. Britain KBOWS Those Who Are Guilty, of Ill-Treatment of Prisoners news.qf the dastardly attempt to as- of the Hall and a Imdy of sasslnate M. Clemenceau will be re-' wept north. They reached ceivej_ everywhere >vlth greatest the Crown Cafe, operated by China- horror and indignation: His wonder- raw, wbich had been smashed tvp the ful vitality aud his great previous, but In which a new courage greatly aid (he speedy plate glass window had been put In, we will hope for. From I They araashed and threw-the turni- Ihc first his Interest and. activity in lure about and then attacked a chop all that concerns tlie.peace nearby, crying out that they Trould have lecn unabated and it ia most un- wreck the Jews' They smash- ___ fortunate that his colleagues for the ed the windows and broke up come wtthfn that category. It is Feb. Pros; "1 absolutely independent of the conven- dispatch from In liic housi ition. It constitutes merely a roani- of. commons yesterday .Mr I.amber esto of the platonic activity ot asketl the names of the plenipoteniarj chiedemann. I who; were actually empowered- i Finally, Erzberger, nlleg- agree to terms on behalf ot the Unitei TIB certain pretended declarations ot Kingdom. Mr. Bonar Law replies larshal Foch, has affirmed thnt 'po'nr J hat they were the premier, himself larlers would be opened at an parly Mr. Balfour. and >Ir. Barnes, and on ate on the question of peace prelim-, representative from the Dominions. communicated to the press ns follows: the election pit 1911, sitting for Mo can not yet bo said if ivc were able lo follow the instructions of the allied "Thjs phrase does not figure in tho text as given to Marshal Foch by Erzberger, "tiecoud; Hcrr Erzberger declared1 at reference to this point: j "'This German note was handed to Marshal Foch before the signing of the contention and VCEIS accepted him. From our jwint of view then It must be considered asforming part oi.'thej new armistice convention.' "Marshal Foeh has already informed the president of the German detega- several times that the texts duly sipied by the .allied and enemy.pleni- potentiaries alone formed part of the armistice convention. This note does lime being will loss the Rreat generally, age of Ins wise'counsel and vigorous. The shop has action." I sons at the front, was tht neil broken There hstl been fi growing hope that.' into and pillaged, as n result ol protests from various Moving nloiiK-the street, the squad quarters, a serioui attempt was, to be o[ police the rlotera pro- ramie to htirry the progress of cecdcd downtown, windows conference. TEie Indications were for Bs passed. On Hucklngliani street'the police from headquarters met tho 'soldiers three weeks of steady hard work with only little to reparl in the interval. AH committees have, been told that they were in a pesiliou to maVe defin- ite reports to the conference by the middle of March and it was expected that following the return of President "Wilson these decisions would be speedily dealt with by the council ol atirt referred to the plenary con- ference for consideration. S1H1 more important, for the pur- pose 01 expediting the conference was the task of the supreme war council In connection with naval and military advisors in drafting the naval and military terms of peace, which Ger- many to be asked to sign ai soon as they are prepared. Once they are ready, (he armfsttce will be terminated nnd they will be AUbfnltte.1 to Ger- many for acceptance. Following this (here will be some modification to bi agreed upon in the rfgor of the bloclcade against Germany. fi J.i understood that teroui hare been pretty well decided upon ami it ii. therefore, possible that Premier cil will not absence from the coun- retard this im- portant operation which will actually murk the change in the status from war fa1 even though 'the signing of. the completed peace treaty may not takt place until Mity or June. COMMISSION ON RNANCE WORKING and charged them with L'Rlcns. Alter a hard 'light the rioters were Iwalen back and refused to give the slightest ntlmatlon on this subject, notwith- tanding the lively insistence of Erz- Vice-Roy, in Opening tire Coancilr Outlines Import- ant Legislation for India 20 AThe progress of Jlic work of the financial drafting com- mittee of Ihe peace in re- ported in the official statement issued regarding ils unrtftr dale1 of February 19 as followB: "Tho fin-" uncial drafting committee met thU af- ternoon, at of finance. Mr. Crosshy look tha chair in the ah- aencc ol' Mr. Slrandra. Tlie tco Us discussions of the financial submitted hy Ihe delegates and decided lo meet again loTTJorrow." Feb. In opening tho legislative council yes- terday, Lord Cheliiuford, the rlce-roy, said it was important (hat the im port ant powers which had enabled the public peace to bo maintained (taring the war should bo replaced by ade- quate substitutes. The goTernvaentr he added, could no! Ahut Its to the existence in India to reTolulicmary organizations and it won Id fall in.its duty Ef It. were not prepared to deal with them. v Special me.isurw were euen- till for the maintenance of His Maj government And the'lhes property ot clllienfl. therefore commended two bills with' regard thereto for the most earnest coniMer ation of the hi Continuing, tho vke-roy paid Iha India's contributions lo the allies in clufled worth of hides; sleepera; locomo- RETURNS TO PARIS LONDON, Feb. JO-D.vlcf Uoyd George, Bfithh premier, tcrdjy rtcelved in urgent mona td rciurn t6 Parlt and will fer the French capital todny, after filling an engagement to calve the of the conference (hit mornlnf. no change lives; 6.801) vehicles; aril cles of clothing, anil Ijii nln combat Klfly thousand troops been de moblltzed. The local government wens, the vice roy said, now Arranging for (he (Ion of the children of the and disabled aolrtlers. The unusnat drought has cat widespread scarcity) but recent bene- ficial rains hare poal tlon. RETURN TO WORK- IIKLFAST, renew Blrlfco in Uclfast, bejafi a montitago, 'jadedl "will the decision of the remaining SOOC hollermnVorA lo veliirn lo work on the terms down by emptoy ers, Those terms glre workers a 17-hour week, a Ratio a a settlement of the naries.1 "The tact is tliat Jlorshal Foch cate- Replyiog to another question, Mr Sonar Law staled that the govern ment.possessed a list of the chief cul ?rits fn connection with tbe ffl-treal nent of British prisoners, but emphas zed-action could not he taken alone hut only in conlunctlon with tlte allies TRANSPORT DOCKS V HALIFAX, X.S., Keb. 61 ifflccra, 50 cadets and 1310 other of_the Canadian Force, Ihe transport Royal George ar- rived here last ntght, nine and a half lava from Liverpool, and docked this moraine. Complete Franchise Privileges to be Extended to Women by Dominion Govt, Is Forecasted in Speech From Throne Premier Stewart That There Will Be Corres- pondence Given BDMOXT 0 N, Feh, lev Charles Stewart this morning promis- ed a deputation of Calgary education- that the province fully intended to go ahead with the development of an institute of technology and art at Calgary which would hold a retal.nn lo higher education In such subjects that tho University til Edmonton to higher education in Iho no called I OF MS AS CLEMENCEAU'S OWN STORY OF AFFAIR ion. A; G. Mackay Introduces New Act Relative to Av- rears of Taxes. Keb. of a decidedly far reaching character has been introduced in the provincial house by members of !hc government. One of..the most important of these bills was presented by Hon. A. G. Jiao Kay, minister of municipalities, which was 'ts first readme Wednesday and which provides senerul regulat- ions respecting the payment of arrears of taxes municipal districts, whether' city, town, village or rural districts. Amend Dower Act Hon. J. R. Boyle'presented another ill for its'first reading. Wednesday afternoon vrlih respect to amendments lo thc'libwer providiiig for Ihe better proteetioVof an innocent third- party who might he concerned' in property and niislod by fraudulent statements in the purchase. Under former-, regulations, where husband might state that he had "no wife, Q third party i might purchase property upon which the wife could file a caveat and protect her rights, and tho toss to'tho third parly could not be directly recovered. No further Uower rights are conferred upon the wife by the new, act. Amend Titles Act Mr. Boyle also introduced a 'till to amend the land tides act, the changes being of a technical nature. Second readings were given a num- ber of private bills be lore the house since, early in the session. A. F. Ewing presented lor first reading a hill to amend the Edmonton city charter. The bills lo amenrt the city charters PARIS. Feb.' Premier Cle- inc-nccau's own story Is given in tho Matin today, as follows: "Yesterday, when was passing iliat spot at the comer of tho Dou- levaril Delesert, 1 remarked a strange sllhoueted figure upon tho pavement showing someone examining me attentatively. The silhouette "was that of a rather evil-looking man. 1 said lo my- Bell. 'Hello, that, fellow is up to no good.1 This morning at tUo same spot I perceived tho fiamo silhouette and I thought 'that's my friend of I bad not "quite time to continue the reflec- tion, for tho individual's hand raised -vvitli a revolver, and he fired at the door of Ihe aulo and hit the ivlndovr. I (lid not reflect that there were perhaps other re- volver bullels, and ns soon as (ho shot rireil I leaned ward to see. Other shots follow- ed rapidly, OIIQ after another, and 1 felt a sharp pain tlio back of my neck. Tho nain vras so In- tense tliat T could not" help cry- ins out. I realized perfectly that 1 had been hit." "What followed." continued tho premier; with lightning- like rapidity. The orderly seated Reside the chauffeur- froiit of the auto hart aj. the' first shot 'pulled Ills revolver out :'pt. his Docket. The chauffeur attiie same tinio jint on spee'd anjl'Edt'us out of range.- Then he tnrneil ;-nntl brought me home. I solutcly The premier paused here and then added sarcastically, "My ad- versaries are really poor shots. They arc exceedingly The Indomitable "Tiger of France" Resting Comfort- ably Now, But Anxious to Be at Work Again. PARIS, Feb. news caoiQ early this morning from the tick room of Georges CMemcnceau. whero bJl was iieing attended for the wound flirted upon liiu) by the Kmile Coiiin, iu an attempt to slnate the French prsrtilor. While fill Trance, and in fact, ail tho world, was walling iu suspense lor word xrf Ills condition. The announcement was made that tlia aeed jstatetmaa resting comfortably; tHatno tevef ad devHopcd, and that no compilea> tfons tiatl appeared. Nothing definite, can" known as to what the results of the premier's Injuries are likely to hft un- tiS an X-ray examination ot the wound taken this morning is developed and examined by the doctors. The wound Itself is "slight, bat cssarily serious for (i man as old ai tlie premier. TJio physicians, however, say that his lieart anJ arteries young they point out that be has been a life- long abstainer, has not smoked {or 20 years, and that he followed a ful rule of living. This has resultfi n his being an extraordinarily vigor- ous man for hi5 who .has triumphed over the usual Ills to which, old age Is subject, while as a stimulant to his recovery he has the knowledge ot the heartfelt sympathy and good wishes of his own and every civilir-ed country, of Lethbringe, Medicine Calgarj' anrt Red Deer, are also before the house, having been duly" passpfl by the committee oil standing orders. Arrears pf Taxet The act respecting arrears of taxes is applicable (o cities, towns; villagea, municipal and school districts'. It provides that where there, are arrears of lases anil even though there may have been a sale of forfeiture) to the (CONTZNDXD CANADIAN UKRAINE COLONY, SENDS MEN TO PEACE CONFERENCE LONDON, Feb. Auociated and Petrutzvtitch >r prs-- mier's aseailanl, stated as his reason: for Premier Clemenceau- that he planned to kill preroier be ran so M. ClenHnceaa was'' the enemy of humanity and prepar- Inn for another war. (or the formal opening. Spweh From Throne (ill The .following Is Hie speech, from Fn (ha speech from tiio throne a the ihrone: franchtK! bill was promised. The bill j nonorable genllemen of Ihe tntiie; will, among other things, effectually Gentlemen ot Iho lioitse: Since the enable wcmcn 16 vole and confer upon inst of tho yarliamenl erents ASTOR BOY TO GET A HUGE ESTATE Ihem Ihe ot silting In parlln- Tliero also lie 'bills to for aid in htghwpy construe- have transplreil ot tho highest cmsf.-: quenca to the empire anil lo Canada. After with steadfast v ____ o lion; lo assist relurned soldiers in 1 valor rcpcrilell actlltne niioii tlic lainl 'and to pro- me inmost visor inola dcslribld Imniijra ln and forcea, settlement: Mils lo p ..ote voca the search and seizure eactlon of education; to ere a'deparL- Michigan prohibition law was Invalid, ment Of pwbtlc health; fc ,the promo- Jinrdred other casw pending., o( bousing coi lyona, and for the validation of ihc prohibition n-cpuncil. CANCEL CONTRACTS WASKINOTO-V, Ten. totalHns; HfiJ.CKKl.OOO hare faeu-cancelled or suspended by the war department since the sifainf oi tic This week i3ame week lanl vear The.speech refers lo tt on terms of c on d I'.Wai surrender." tliroae, tttmbcrs of lie ers lo It closo of j i.Jrrlto i of "pran'tally un- ated, guns, mun find determination. the offen-' slve in all theatres of action. advVriced Upon terms of practically uncondtlion- (he part at Ihe 3 arraugL-d and nrc 'now NEW YORK, Fc Jacob Aftor, ilx ton cf Col. John Jacob Astor, who went down with Ihe Titanic in April, 1912, will .an atfate of mcra when of InsteW of f ha (eft him under hfa will, it Itarm4 when the mother, flltd afl accounllng aa fifa extensive .cries have been evacn- guns, munitlone and other ,ih'aterial and supplies sarrehdtred on I. fm scale, and Ihe part of t mmons, the fleets (JelirfcTed'up to the STRIKERS MUST RETURN BEFORE GOVT. WILL BELT headed by ibe speaker, retun d to tho Min, A conference Is nov being tile proceedings h :o held at Paris lo determine con- ditions upon which peace will be con cloiled. As Iho of this con ference will be otf- vital ImporlBBce lo Canada, as well as to other pa'rts'of Formal -motion s I nclo ntal Ihe opening of toe session ere ported, by'Sir Thomas White. 'Th was that the remains 'of fcurler be given cril, f- "Thai U Sir T" 5nn WbUCj1 the acttos premier, i tho ia being alleodtd by the right liowrablo, the primc minis- Pago Ten, SEATTLE, Feb. muat rtUim jTMtr untfar comlltlona prwaMInt January 21, wiMn atruek far higher wagWt bvfvjrv tb4 ment will cemfaler tomtnut, iKcordlnt to a taoy ky the Mnual by Oirertar Qtneral Pin