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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETHBK1DUH. ALBERTA. FUIDAY, FKIMUAUY 21, KH'J NUMBER 61 BRITONS FAVOR SINKING HUN FLEET Military Terms of Armistice Incorporated in Peace Favors De- molition of Hun Navy. (Special Cable from John W Dafoe.) PARIS, Feb, predic- (ion which probably gone out from here to the preu on Hhe other side of the Atlantic that the Germans will be summoned to Versaillei In perhapt six to sign the peace agreement, Is basetf on a of the pol- icy which is being purtued by the great powers. What Germany will be called upon to sign Treves before the middle of next month will be the conditions of a new armiitlce. the military and naval terms of whtch will be final, "When Germany signs these, slio win sign Jliem for the peace treatj' as well, with which iliey will be auto- matically Incorporated. terms are uow being'drawn up by Marshal FocH and his railJlai-y and naval ad-, vfeors, including Field 'Marshal Sir Douglas Half an A Admiral Browning; of (be British They akto before them recommendations from the special economic committee, ad- vising economic reralwioas in the present-blockade may be pot- stole arfter acceptance of tie nfw if- intelIce by Germaoy. It is beltered that a decision as to the new temw ivill he reached fcytlie rallitiry lead- ers al Ibe cod of the week, and they will be .carefnlSy considered by the Bupreme war council. .-.Prompt.Acceptance When the new tenna the'present armlrtlcft irin be rescind- ed. Tho new aiTniatlc'e IB bains soft- raltteil to the Germ an s for prompt ac- ceptance. ,Tlie stiff taken by Marshal FAch at the recent Rrmlslico had a henericial effect in tffe'admiation by the German goTernuwnt'-that they hart no alternative hut acceptance of the al- lied proposal baa destroyed ttia ilia- si on which Ih6 Germans hare been encouraged to hold that they should cot have suffered defeat. Destruction of Fleet -Tbe British view is believed to favor the deslractlon of Ihe'Gernran fleet now at Scapa.FJow, but the proposal that they fre divided'pro rala among ihe aJIies also ban Its adrocatcs. Commercial Air Routes Will Strengthen Ties of Empire Fen. wireless must lie made for Ihe day when all-Britain air Toules will play a great part lii the maintenance of the commercial existence of the Jtritfsh said Major-Gen. Sir Frederick P. Sykcs, controller- of civil aviation, in an address before memberi of (fee Australian and New Zealand Luncheon Club yesterday. Ha ralil that (he British government had been for sonic time engaged iu mapping out stages .of an air routo from England to Australia by way of Slngapor and the Bunda Islands. coming of poslal service by air is practicable, ho said, "and the Dominions will undoubtedly have tho matter In hand at an early date. Htati3tlcs show that for 10 years before the war au average ot rounds ster- ling in gold was annually st-nt to the United Kingdom by Australia. I leave 11 to you wen ot business to estimate the enormous gain that v.'0'jl'l be secured if this bul- lion could be transferred and put Into circulation say in 10 days, instead of GO Railways to Use Thousands of Men OTTAWA, Feb. Information It coming lo the reoatriation and employment etmmlttee (hat there will be no scarcity of work with the various railway companies as soon as spring opens. West of Port Arthur the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National railways are joina to require men for thi summer, the former using men ami the latter Disregard Armistice Their Morale is Very WARSAW, Fch, (Associated Germans are reported nol to the provisions or tho armistice agreements as to fight- ing In Poscn, and It Is said that skir- mishes have occurred at scattered VOlnts. The morale- nf the Germans is declared to be low, na la evidenced the reporter! sale of n baiter? ot Rrtlllery lo a Polish Catholic priosl, the price "being GOOO jnarks. Col. Hal- ler, Polish chief of staff, announces in n 'bulletin that there Is military actlv- all nloni? the Gallclan frontier.. At- tacks by Ukrainian troops have hccn repulsed In thai regton. In Lithuania taiids of Bolsheviks ImTcown ronlc'l SO r'woncra taken. ACCEPIINVIWION PABIS, Feb. 21. Nicholas president of the northern Ruwlin (overnmint >t Archangel, hn been in Parli for several cd Ilic ilCidquartcra of llio I. early today in a search for persons in a speech, bad declared that a large number of were chronic Idlers; uras Hdly bealei and wltU i fret hold with the right to lease two >dJoining quarter-sections for grrzlnf purposes. Soldiers who experience in farming in southern or In mixed farm- Ing and handling of livestock will be selected as settlers on these lands, ff proposal to the Ixm'rs LONDON', Teb. to the comment ol the Martinis of Lansdowue on the position fn north Hussia, Lord _ _............______. Curzon fitrongly condemned the sug- coulU avenlunlly be made to perform. Bestion that Ihe Drftteh government more of the functions uf a'" university should open negotiations with Uie Bol- antl sliould he located some distance over the head o? thtf Arch- out of the bity on grounds of consld- drable extent. Other speakers took up Hie discus- sion and the debate on the qeslion was finally adjourned at the closing hour by George llondley. Ai} amend- ment to the motion ot Dr. Blow angel government, while, contend- ed, there was good 'reason for tbfl Trince's island- proposil, whether It succeeded or not. The proposal to ileal wIUi Russia piecemeal have calamitous re- sults. The Bolshevik! were- Iryine to was introduced and ably, spoken to dispose the provincial governments hy Hon. G. V. Smith, minister ot cdu- one one. and wanted to release tho cation, his resolution asking the house to appro'vo of the provincial govern- ment's action la allowing the federal authorities to have the present tcch-j nical institute for the re-training ol returned soldiers and giving full as-1 surance tliat at tho earliest possible, moment the provincial school of tech- art ivoulil be rc-opeucd in' Calsary In a permanent building to creeled there purpose. Dr. mow reviewed fully HID endeav- ors which a group of Calgary citizens marie to launch and maintain the Oil- gary college which was established Continued on Page Six. forces in the north so thai they could send them agalnsl (Jen. Denikine. hetti of lite government of Yekaterinodar. GERMANY TO HAVE STANDING ARMY OF MEN COPENHAGEN, Feb. Berlin Allgcmientt tung it the German ministry of defence has drafted a UMI yic-viiJIng for A standfru arniy of from to men. The army will be formed on voluntary Mikers Vote For Stronger Beer; Censure Leth. Police (Special t.j thp iicraW) miners ot District IS could CAI.OARV, Kclj. a vole of relied upon lo work. The Canadian 4S lo District Xa. IS United Mine I'ntiflc railway had also promised to contention adopted a roso- the market 600 miles, tut.aa lutfon to ash Ilic government lo allow the manufacture 6f htcr containing per cent, nlcohol hy weight. The hail non-concurrerl in this. Many of the ilelccatw who voted for IliO resolution did so at the direction of tlic locals, hut opposed the measure. Delerulcs McN'ab and Peacock of Lethbrfdije, Easlhaui of Humberslone, nnd Beard their personal dlsllko to Iho resolu- tion, but when the roll call was failed voted (or the resolution, according to Iheir Instructions. It Is claimed that the vote was not an accnralo reflec- tion of tho present feel In s in District Ko. IS. Trisidcnl Biggs scored the govern- ment for breaking their pledges re- garding tho Importation'of Tlie'y hail promised to reduce tho fmporln- lion to CO per cent, of the uoruul II soon as the armistice was signed, American coal started lo come to and even, came right into tho western coal fields. Criticise Lethtmdge Officials Ultter feeling Ishelng shown against. Superintendent Ftnnefather anil De- tective Lobb of lygtbbrldge, whom Sec- retary t'A. Browne stales la a Oenaan, and this was borae oat by a number ol the, delegates. Browne slid Iho miners In tbe Mralh were be lac' hounded ani ptrsenrted by Superintendent rnaefatlier became, nnder the new frttein, each MM orU the J. P. >2 ami fees for Uwr dotcctire. Tile matter hu oeea re- ferred to the election only for purpose ot cennrlix taisM two officials, but also tor M- vlcc as what action ought taken. _ ;