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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xii. LETHBHIDGE, MONDAY, JANUARY'27, 1919 NUMBER 39 Peace Congress Now Discussing Colony Question -I1 T Britain and France Firm in Stand at Peace Congress That Germany Must Not Receive Her Former Colonies Back Strong Allied Force Compel- led, to Retire Before Super- ior Bolsheviki Army. LONDON. Allied forcei on the front south of Archangel, mainly American and Russian liave evacuated the town of Shenkurik, under Bolshevik! pressure and withdrawn to a shorter line north of the town, according to official statement from the British war office on operations in northern Russia. The official statement reads: "The Boljheviki have continued their pressure against Shen- kursk front. On Jan. 237 launched considerable forces In an attack after having bombarded the positions for three days. Our forcei, coniEstfng principally of .American and Russiwi troops, were first withdrawn to the tfe- ftnses of Shenkursk to avoid ing outflanked by superior num- bers.. Later the town and its defences were evacuated success- fully and a shorter line taken up further to'the north." Colonies Question lo Be Discussed by To and France Stand Together on Disposition of German Attitude is Not Known. Theaten to Use Revolutionary Songs at Toronto Funeral MONTREAL, Jin. Bolduc, who was arrested on Fri- day for an inflammatory speech at a meeting of the unemployed, and who was released next day after having proved his Britisn citizen shfp, agaCn addressed A meeting yesterday in which he hinted at the use of bayonets as a solution of the unemployment question that had been expressed by a speaker, Albert St. Martin IN TORONTO TORONTO, Jan. da work among Socialists and revolutionists took another form on Saturday when a thousand or more attended, the funeral of Tom Black, a Russian, who had been killed in the railroad yards. The usual service of a religious char- acter was dispensed with. Ad- dresses.of a revolutionary charac- ter were given at'the grave by several "Reds" with which the gathering dispersed. The red flag, the international and other revolutionary songs were sung. PARIS, Jan, One of the questions which it was expected the supreme council would take up today was the ultimate fate of the German colonies. France and Great Britain, it is declared, are agreed upon at Itast one feature of the. solution of the problem, which Is that under no considera- tion shall the colonies revert to Germany. The reasons advanced for such a decision are various, but prominent among .them {Is that It would render H impossible for Germany to establish submarine bates in her colonial possessions. The American attitude Is as yd unknown. A prominent official declared t the Associate! Pies? today thai sboulil the Franco-British prevail the German Kamfcrun TVOU'.I! bo taken y the French, according to an agreement reached. by Great Britain and Franco. .Belgium lavs claim to that part of the Congo which she has conquered by force of arms, tha Belgian troops .having capturerl {be territory lying- Beyond Ihe M'estern staiies'ot Lake Victoria Xyanza. The Belgians also Desire, a strip of terri- tory along left bank of the Congo. Tlie pf course, tu be settled amicably With Portugal, terri- torial, compensation being given the latter. Territorial Questions Jan. 27.r-Thc council of 10, s the French call the ministers of the. great powers, has befcre it for consideration .today in executive ses- sion among otberthings the questions By B. Play fa ir, o ticlal corres- pondent With the Canadian Forces in Siberia) VMDIVObTOK, Dec. (Dy mail) This Is the boom toivn the Orient. There Is probably more money in Vlad- ivostok today than ever before in its Monarchist Troops Mow Have Strong Control of Two Prov- Republican Troops Will join Government is Massing Urge Forces in Effort to Quell the Rebellion. LIEUT. WM. LOWE Appointed Secretary of the Local Former Taber Officer Elected in Place of H. P. Maddison, Resigned history as a result the prices of NaUoni.Stiil Using Force Can- not Enitr Peace Congress With Claims LONDON', Jan. Vfirc- me nl tag on (lie-Action of the supremo in issuing a wanting to those- who arc using force ot arms in Europe and the east to enlarge their possessions liefure'of Siberia. Only Aim is to Establish a Pro- gressive Form .of Government, commodities have soared.. Thousands ot KuEsIan refugees trooped in' here when the revohilioin were on and they brought momey with them. sums have been spent hy the allied nations maintaining forces here. In the matter ol shops as 'in everything else Vladivostok is ijoihlng.if not cos- raopolitJui, one-large, depart- ment store ovrucrf by Germans and ail manner of Oriental bazaar, chiefly Chinese and Japanese. of territorial adjustments, aboli- tion of conscription and the economic Germany. These Lieut. formerly of Talier. was yesterday ejected to the position of. secretary ot the local branch ol the Great War Veterans, at the regular general meeting lield tenlay afternoon. Lieut. will assume his duties immediately, as Uie present secretary, Lieut. Maddison, Ii leaving. Lieut. enlisted as a commis- sioned officer -wltli ilie 11.3th missions. .appflars-'tsvery pnfcpeci' that' tlio peace confercnce'wili make rapid progress from .now on with the wort tof fixing the peace for Germany There tstio fixed price for anything. as the conference appears to have ami Tlie vendor sizes up the purchaser ami Ils :A: lljgil Krench Highlanders, from Tabtr. and i considerable service at the front He is an old .resided of Taber, but since- enlistment have been residing In Letbbridge. bjr tli a'council, tti suitably PARIS, Jan. Royalists arc completely in control of the province! of Minho and Traios Montes, according to a wireless dis- patch from Madrid to the Journal Debits. Messages to the same rewipaper say that U Is reported that the Republican troops which were defeated the Monarchists at Coimbrz art about to go over to the cause of the Monarchists. LISBON, Friday, Jan. The fighting in Lisbon between tha Re- publicans and Monarchists has ended tn a victory for the Republican forces. Travellers who have arrived here from Oporto say that a military airplane flew over the city Thursday and dropped proclamations warning foreign citizens to leave the cfty unless they wished to become "victims of anarchy." STREET FIGHTING IN LISBON LISBON, Jan. 23. Fighting between the Republicans and the Mon- archists in progress today in various parts of the city. The Mon- archists appeared to be giving way. The forces garrisoning 4kr favorable to the Republicans. rls znd defeniei of LEibon ara sets his figure, always too One with patience an'd on his hands can often secure a reduction of 100 per cert. Baths aro the most expensive luxury iu the place. Officers-arc paying 51.50 for a shower., llepfjntliug on the ser- decisions of Ilic will rest on two eels of considerat- ion.1'. The lirsl is the reatilt of the war (hat was terminator! by tho ar- miatlte in Xovember. ThG-nrmistico ended once and for all the argmneut of torce and For any of the parlies lo the Kreat suit in international justice which is now oponinjj in 1'arla, lo con- jthntc to to forcG-is contempt of court. "The aeconrl set of considerations ii.made up bt claims of justice. Var- ious rhal nationalities vrlto are now crying out their claims harking liack lo. a time delinflely closed hs: the Defeat of Germany in which mighl was held 16 dctermtite rlghf. The great powers in the .conference must. we Iheir authority against all appeals by Violence. do not moan (hat all thai are being put out are necessarily clafmsi that in themselves are unjust. But just or not, they will he prejudiced by continuance of violence, lie who asked for jusllco muEt como into court with clean hands." The Manchester Guardian the action of the council warmly. It 'says that BOTOO ol the "many instan- referred T. horeot de- dared: "President WtJson Is an -able man who 13 seeking to save the hour-, geoise, hut ho must uot tc folloVed. Tlie moment has ccmc be- tween him and I-enine.'' and that Ifipy would go nhea-l with the, consideration of Iho question Uieoi-l _V selves If (hero loo much'delay on I TJe Po-nt alteuc brtWMn Sir BoW. Ihe part of smaller nations In the iCf' fng (he third of (ho membership nl- 'WJIIM Is.lho sUtMcf ol 10, which organizing (he con- Terence Is hi conirol. This (9 substantially wllh Iho supremo war-cfwncll; in fact, son which was not a pica for parllc- ,u sHs as such. in ,Sfl be, ular conatilcralfoii In representation on procedure ty Sir Robert liordan, deal' iiig with n development of Iho confer- ence :which Is occasioning criticism lowed lo them. fllr .Robert Borden ThG only contribution to Iho discvis- tween.lts deliberation! on poacc. M. CleWcucca'.i Injita apftecK rtfcrrert lo It as a "huvMti of'tfte (Conlinutd ou FOSTER MAY REMAIN IN ENGLAND OTTAWA, Jan. it rum- ored here that 8ir George Foster, mlniiter of trade and commerce, who Is at