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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta fferald VOLUME XII. LETHB1UDGE, ALBERTA. TIUCSDAY, JAXl'AIW 28, NUMBER -10 A SL11 LUNG TERRITORIAL German Volunteer Forces Have Succeeded in Halting the Bolsheviki Advarrce. BERLIN, Jan. forces marching on Llbau. on the Baltic coast of CouHend, have Ijeen halted by German volunteer forces though greatly out- numbered, forced the Soviet army back across the Wlndau river by a bold counter-offensive, accord- Ing to a special dispatch to the Zeltung Ammitag. It Is taid the suffered heavy In tbe course of their ttrrorlia- tion of Esthonia the are reported to have killed 603 ptraons Dorpat and The German commlwfoner In Lithuania, who arrived here today, states that Kovno is not occupied by the Bolshevists, who are still 25 miles cast of that city. The Hrw Is being defended by German volunteers, and the Bolthovlka are said to bo awaiting instructions from Moscow before resuming It is said the cap- ture of 'Xovno would open the foad to tht Germjin frontier. Germany Has-Not Lost Her Old Trade Tricks Yet OTTAWA, tin tho wtr, bat not IU old time MniniMiltl aocording to cdvlcet received from overteas by the of jjuhllo Infortutlon. Fred Jamei, otliclal correipondent with the. Orudlan corpi, from Bonn, Gsrmimy, >t followt: "An sample of Hie are to jet trade Is shown by CintoMEn and Imperial military buttons, shoulder badges etc, on Mlc In the In Bonn lit vicinity. Tho products are or factory at Cobltnz. "They vtry and mlaht pew M arltUh made if muuftcturer't knowledje of Engllih were not faulty. On the back of ttw stamped 'extrn fcin.' M MinUter-W T-ahor in British CariinH Cannot Cope-WitH Situation LOXDON, Jan. SS. Alexander Thompson, editor of the Socialhst- Labor: newspaper Clarioc. In review- in? preient Induslrial iinrett for the rnjtes: "The rieiv labor minister, Sir Robert Stevenson Homo, whcso sincere sym- patb.V. wilh labor's desire for improved conditions of life lias very favorably impressed le-adera o.' the trade unions, confesses liis utter helplessness, in dealing with tho. grave problems as- sailing him on his cnlrahcc to office. None.of Uie present strikes have been ftuthoiiied by the executives of the unions involved and all arc contrary to official advice. Therefore, it is ob- viously Impossible for sir Robert to Interfere." Took Big Famous Ships Were LONDON. Jan. Siren and Shipping, of Ixmdon, an on marine matters, has compowd a ma- rine war loss ooofc, which 'Includes a list ot steamships of all countries destroyed during the .war, together with Uie list ot the losses of the world's principal steamship com- panies. Included In the book if a sletcli, stowing tho variety and development of enemy activity st sea. Though the shipping of allied 'and f.eiitral coun- tries suffered tremendously, there being over 3000 names on the list, there were losset by the German mer- chant marine.' Besides accounting for armed IlnrTB.and cruisers, tbe nritish TiMy captured 9? enemy shlpa and .sank 31, while this navies of toe al- lies sank and captured 75 enemy merchant craft -Forty sleamehirn of over tons au'nk. Including some of tue largest yessels ot the sea The' looses of lines trading with include some Urge ani high- clan being: _ Allan Line: Cftiglrlan; Carthagin- ian, Hesperian and Pomeranian. Cintdiiri Piclflcf ''.tike Medora, Metawnia.-MUwauk'ee.'Mtota, Jllsrinebli, Jtootforl and -Jtont Tem- ple." Canada: Atmorli, D. A. Gordon and Scottish Hero. Domldson: Alniora, .Argalfa, Atie- Crtotla, Maiim, Parthenla and TTitoniB. Hengore, Uunmore, Oarron, Glenarm, Teelin, Torr and WhltcScad. JIWKhcsrler: >ianchester City, Cora merce, Engineer, Inventor, -Miller, Spinner and White Star: Afric, Arabic, nrit- lanlc. Cevic, Cymric, Delphic, Jnstl- cla, Laurciitic and Oceanic. jk llflFTERILE MAY START WORK ON LOMOND LINE Reports on Findings in Investi- gation of Northland Com- plaints OTTAWA, Jan. Citizen 10- day publishes the following: v- "Tho report of Mr. Justice llcvl- gine, the commissioner who inquired into the voyage ot ihe N'orlMand, has been placed before (he cabinet and will lie made puhtic probably today. "It Is umleutcod in the main, the report' is ajjretty strong criticism of the military conducting system as operated on the ship, the officers re- sponsible not heiug spared. "Uttte blame Is placed on the com- pany or siun's officers. "That iood was sold by some ot lhu stewards was estsblislic-d. H is sug- gested that returning troops be sup- plied with tight iunch at night before going to AVanls to Know All About Inter-. riational'Labbr'Mefct Be- fore He Attends. Populace Has Not Recovered From Terrorist Reign of Bolshevik! O.S1SK, Jan. (Associated Press.) stalked Iho streets ot Term until trie city was captured by Gen. (lalda, according Co the official re- port of ah -investigator who has just returned from tha Ural front. So fer- HMo. ifcrc condition.? Bol- shevist rogtmc that [ho frightened people of Perm havo not yet rocov- It IB said that the fey pcdfcs- fhereVere crnaci- nlcd, -with livid lips antl V constant and leas illation prohibiting general immi- gration for a period ot four years the signing of the treaty wat approved tentatively to- day by the houte immigration commlttea, Although no, record has been (akcn. It was understood the committee divid- ed, 7 to 2, in favor of the legislation. with Bit members absent. Prohibition of Immigration during the peace recon- PARIS, Jan. Samuel 'Gompers, president ol the American federation of Labor, who ia in Paris to discuss Ihe organization ot- an in- ternational labor congress with French. Belgian ami English "syndi- cates, declared fo France" LIhre today that lie would not yet say whether i Uie American delegation will attend I the labor and Socialist conference at j Borne. He declared Ihnl, first of all, he. wished to know what organizations 'will be represented; if the organtea- tlons arc real labor organizations and if the Uerne conference Is not part of a direct-German propaganda plot. negating tho attitude of the Am- erican labor party toward Germany, Gompers said: "Before we are ivlUlng to engage ourselves to anything. HID German people must have a belter conception of international duties and co-opera- tion." Hundreds: of Thousands of Workmen 'Are Idle, and Trouble. Appears to Be Growing, LONDON', Is estimat- ed that nearly 209.000 men and women are Idle in the United Kingdom and j Ireland, because ot, strikes in various trades, creating one of the most seri- ous situations induslrially that the country has had -to face iu many years. Half of the strikers are in Belfast, where the strike movement is spreading.' Belfast by night is now in virtually total darkness, the hospitals being the only places Tfhero lights can be shown without dftuger or "attacks vf Everywhere'the display of a light has caused either the stoning or the storming of the_ premises. In cases where such drastic action was not lake-ij the people were forced by threats to .screen" their lights. Even in private Ko'uscs it is not considered safe to use.'' more than one candle, and the supply of- candles -is rapidly lart nlgbt -was snowy and wet by: tunm, otherwise It is be- llevetl there might'have teen more trouble. One of the morning newspapers was forced fo suspend publication. The shipyard workerfirare.opposed to the strike and Brib.eDdearoring to arrangs a meeiing'for Wednesday. There is no" charJEc In lie situation on Ihe Clyde, where shipyard '.Yorkers ara out, nor in shlpi.repaiftrs are striking and hava refused.'an'Offer to refer the UuustioH'-ot wages to a. committee. To" 'These, must be added of the mfrfenU--'.- COOO South Wales iiiin'ersj 6000 Edinburgh-" sjilfc- wrights, '-liiOO Sfanchester 4C00 Sqhth Wales shipyard men'i'nd a number ot Glasgow municipal work- ers. Except .in London, where ques- tion -stake Is; one of wages, all these strikes arc due to a demnnd tor shorter hours, with the same privi- as prevailed when longer Sours were worked. struction period has vigorously nnrrons trembling ot" Ihe head linnds. There are no children (hare a year old in all caving died, says Ihe report, which adds that In throe months the whole population would have1 perfshed. The report that Ilic Holshcvlk regarded nil) inhabitants ot [ho city. even ruined and dying, oul- sjde the law. When the jail was over- crowded, the inmates who bad been imprisoned, longest ivore to room for tho" new-comers, It -ia de- clared. There aro well authenticated calcs. ot torture, according to tho re- port, which Elys eorao ot Ihe con- demned compelled to Jig thoir own graves ,and rehearsals ol execu- tions were during the liours be- fore Iho doomed persons were put. to urged by representatives of organized labor and otherd at hearings before the committee. The Wit as now dratted will permit an alien resident to bring his wife trad children (except boys over IS years) Into tho United States, and nejhewfi tinder J8 and nieces .of nlso nmy ho brought info Ihe country. Aliens would not tic barred from entry for temporary stay. One hesl known members of Swift's and Ashdown's Dismiss Aliens and Hire Vet- erans Now WINNIPEG, Jan. delegation ot eight returned soldiers, headed by A. Lopseley, nominated at- a mass meeting Monday night ot 2000 veter- ans, wailed on Mayor Gray this morn- ing and offered their services in help- lag-to restore, order. They will co- operate with the mayor and the police j m any way suggested. A statement j was prepared in whlch'omployerg and the public wore asked -to dp all pos- sible for tho welfare ot the returned men and gives assurance that if this is done there will be no need for dis- turbances, Swlffs Canadian packing plant early today sent ft request to Iho Great War Veterans' Association.for 500 returned Rojcllers lo fill Jobs held Jaa, O. Stanley, M.L.A., of High Hirer, who has among those reoet active iti urging ihe Dominion goreromem and 0. p. R. to hasten action In building ihg bomon-i-IUackle JJce to gire access !o the IMiciioot Indian is In receipt o( a communication trom Ottawa stating that every- thing is.being done to set con- structlan wort started. ISELHttOE Col. Says Canada Has Everyfhmg for Production of High Grade TOKOXTO. Jan. the course of an address to the Canadian .Manu- Association on (he of trade with Croat Ilritain, France i ami Belgium for iron ami steel JTO- ducts, David Carnegie, o; Ibe im-[ perlnl inunUions board, said: "Vi'c have fine deposits or magne- tite In Canada, developed during ilic war, which Is ot excellent value for our furnaces, making it unnecessary (o import as hitherto; our carbon electric hydros "arc to none am! cheaper than those producerl in Kng- laud; we have utckcl in abundance; everything, in facl, colis for Canada to rise (o first rank as a producer ol qunUly Eteels." Dlscnsslng yrospects ol trade ivilli France, Col, Carnegie said tho re- sonrcefulness of that country, espe- 1000 WAR WIDOWS AT COAST RE-MARRY VANCOUVER, Jan. board of pension commissioners has announced that nearly 1000 war widows in this district have There Is one case on record of a woman whose soldier husband was killed and who re-married an- oihsr soldier. TMs husband was Also taken from her, and she Is now married for the third time to a man who is now overseas. In each case, though ihe monthly pension ceased, the widow receiv- ed the usual gratuity of a year's pension in advance from the gov- ernment of Strike Paralyzes Business As Well as Social Life JjOXDO.V, Jan. .-ire 000" persons involved in the strike at Belfast anil 2C trades are affected, wrifos the Belfast correspondent of Mail. "The strike is the most serious ever repair her own waste places without on other countries. for Belgium, H was is paralyzed, 1 .icloEcd, tram cars are wot running, il laundries and t'uV after that sfie would" re'fuiTiCfo-lwr' farmer place as an of rolled steel'and catt'steel products. 1 tiro email -appeared yesterday. L telephonic i com Method Outlined by WhicK Peace Congress May Dis-" pose of Question of Gef- man Colonies. Jan. Daily Tclegrapli jirmts a TariB patch on tho method winch the pcaco- confert'nte will follow to settle tho territorial quest ions. The dent oi tbe Telegraph says that it in row apparent that the first Jistus- ston will take place at a meeting ot the representatives ot the various Bovernrasttts at tlie Quay d'Orsay. Wtienovcr serious ilinicuUies arc Imec they -A-lll be referred to a special com- niisston iustitulcil fui1 the purpose. An inutal amilicaliou ot tlie methodwaH made on Friday, when the colonial problems eiamined for liic first tiiac. Except for a brtet reference to East Africa toward Ihe end of !he meeting, no oilier subjects >verc discussed ex. cept the falo of Ibe German colonies iu thaPaclflc. Australian Claims Premier Hughes of Australia ami. Premier ot Xeu- Xealaud ask- ed the rcacc conference lo sanction the Anglo- Japanese agreement ot FeV, ritary, 1917, allocating the German ess sons south of tlie equator, tii Australia anil New Zealand. They urgentjy explained tho wonderful con- tribu lions of their respective countries anfi of the necessity for some compen- sation therefor. Furthermore, 1hey said every attempt to apply to tho routheru islands the right ot selMe- lermEnaUon lead to ridiculous failure. French Govt. The French EPvernment, which. full of ailmiratipn for the exerHpIw of is anxious to.slioW its deep apiire'ciafum. Premier Cleni- iminicalion with, seriously 'Belfast becomes a city. .61 andle j Restaurants are tlosed. ana evening i services can not Bo bold by the churches. Kailway slatlonfe arc light- ed willi naphtha "lamps, but in their homes tho people depend upon can- j dies. Should tnc candle supply fail, there will be a plague ot. darkness. "The main cause of the trouble lies in tlic fact thnt the workers' in elec- tric anil gas plants have joinwl the Success in Ejections Gives Must Watch Them PARIS; Jan. ap- pears from accounts received here lliat tbe resigniition of. Gen. D. von Winlcrf.eldt as a member of the Ger- pan armistice commission was haml- in' Us cause, tho" general said, bis dignity and tnal-ot his country bail becn.pttemled. Cp.mnienlinB on tills, thcf Paris newspapers characterize the the old S. O. K. fooltall team la out, by altens, who, they declared, would of tjerninny allor moriTthati two years-j.fJC discharged as eoon as soldiers In German prison camps, nnii he is a} came to fill thcjr places, physical wreck. Freddy Parker is tlie J. 11. AsMown, ot the Ashdowi) man. lie, along with I'te. Jack Company, loilay orderid that all enemy aliens employed in Ihe Ehups be.fllsraisBCd. Mljh Low THE WEATHER ind mild. OTTAWA, Jon, In connection with tho nffw schema ot pensions which Jirovldos for. nililkion- al for tho children of abled and tallen soldlcM being inado as specdilj' RB .pbsslbld, but ft la nnllclnaled Iliat on sccCiint ot the iniinlier of families. Ihoro nwj- bo n delay regarijlni piyrrKnt In fnstancee. It Is pointed out (hat It will'iiot be for Iho families affccled hy -to make any Inquiries M. ml cases bo UVen.nji In rolallija ns worth, a brother ol the local 0. V. A; president, and Pic. Hnpeii, who rcU'.rned some timo ago, captured on Juno 2, MIC. Word, has been re- ceived hv friends in Hie city that he Is an Invalid, and has to ho wheeled from place to place. It It expected that.'lie will be relumed to Canadn ahoul tlie cud of .March. worth is c.ipecleil lo return altoiil the lime, COPENHAGEN, tacan have overturned the government In Wilhelmshaven, Oermany, >nd occupied the binks and public buildings, They have court-martial of their epftinnli. Railway traffic to ind Irtrn Wllhtimthjvert- stopped, in n Tilings arc in such a of chaos that a change must come soon- Grave-diggers joined ihe strike on Monday.'' enceau' 'is cu that the German wireless service gives what thoy characterize as "an ex- tremely insidious" account of the inci- dent'; indicating that the new Berlin governnttnt feels itself strengthened JI Moscow Council Now Discus- sing Question of Sending Delegates to Meet Allies Jan. question of sines the national assembly election narticipalioii in tho Princess Islands and'the crushing ot tbe Snartacana, i conference has been discussed by the and agatn feels free to1 use its haughty j Moscow central eieclilivft soytets, cordial terms with the.-; Dominions., miaisters. At tho opening pt the. con-. Premier Lloyd asreenient' wlih President sUted.Uiat there was no question br refbrriing tbe colonies to Germaiij'.1 The only point of issue is whether tha' German colonies shall bo" placed wjder' an international government or ed with the management of a single1 power, with a mandate trom the league of nations. Plan I'ARIR, Jan. President is by the French press with. havir.2 brought forward duriag- tho discussion of the subject ol tho Gcr; man colonies the plan, undtr VhieU" they would he placed, BO lo under tbe guardianship ot thft of nations, which would appoint OHO of. its members to administer them. 'JThc Matin Idea ns generous anil noble, but some likelihood of dHficulty in pul- ling it into practice, tho newspaper quoting Premier Lloyd George as de- claring that colonies usually cost moro than, they bring in. The plan, according to the Paris) edition of the Dally Mail, dooa not liml favor- in- British circles, which. regard, it. as ,a sacrifice ol Australia; anil Zealand, in support oC; whoso claims, -it declares, the whole voice, of the. British .Empire will raised. At (be conclusion ot the .con-, la.nguage. EUROPEAN LABOR i PROTESTS U. S, ACTION PARIS, Jan. Nfco.l Barnes, labor representative on Ifie British ptaca to- day totcf members of ihe American press thai European labor, which was unable to take to prevent the were ilrongiy against such law as that proposed by the American Federation of Labor, prohibiting Immigration to th.3 United Statei tof some utter the ilgnlng of the trusty, 'cording to a HolsSngfofs dispatch to jthoNVTail. The Mail's recalls that under tlfo sovlefconstltulion'ony tloctsion. coccorsiss or peace can be reached only by a congress "ot ail hhe Soviets. It "Judging from (ho latest official statement from the Holshevisls, the soviet Eoveroment inclined (o sc-nd deSegales to the Princess Islands In the hope of transforming, the con- TORONTO, 'Jnn. ferenco into a plalform for 'he inegii- ot tho juvenile court the adorney-; phoning of Uolahevlst Ideas nil over general wltti ft- view lo the posalhle jihc worll" removal of Jurtge Boyd Irom tlie yosi-1 _, Ition'ot Judge of the juvenile court, was 1 demanded by nid rfly council Insl; ntghl on mollon of Alderman Xcsbltt. It was stated thnt there had been num-! erous coniplaltilSj but the chief thing leading to thh Occtaion on Ihe of the city council was the recent dis- missal of.the thief probation officer of tho court; Ex-Aidcrnian J. J. Graham, by Judge Bbyd.. PORTUGUESE CABINET LISBON, Jan. new- Por- tuflueie cabinet hat formed with ai premier and minister of education. The .other ministers are: Foreign EJai Monlzy; Jmtlce, 9cnor Fct- ta; War, Cclcnfei, Agriculture ind Food, INTERFERE WITH W mvuo r PRESS OTTAWA, Jan. RoyAl North jWMt: Police, whOK Jurisdiction lately been extended to wntra Manitoba, em Ontario, from the Great Lakes, Columbia, shortly will be brought, up to a strength ap- proximating men. The men now with the force will given an opportunity of joining up for ttryice hVCanada. LONDON, Jan. German dispatch revived here says the central council of the German republic has Issued an ap- peal to all soldiers' and work- touncifs In the phatlcally urging them to refrain from any interference freedom of tht press, which characterized'as one of the most valuable of the revofullon. ference, adds tlic Daily Mail, Ihe isli" Imperial cabinet met to the situation. PARIS. Jan. M.-----Two full' corps of German troops have been we m by general staff to march against the Poles.and eight troop trains are passing through Frankfort-on-the-Oddr, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Jour- nal, quoting the presi of 'Baden, TO VOTE ON STRIKE SEATTLE, Officials of rll'the larger Seattle unions affiliated with the Central, Labor Council mef here tcday M frame'a program they will folfoW on the question of calling a gerv, eral strike here In sympathy with approximately shipyard employ tea who quit work fatt Tuesday to press their claims for higher Members of unions affiliated with the council are taking A referendum vote; on the general strike question, ARCHANGEL, forces failed Tn an attempt midnight to drive American'and British their positions at on the pvina river, southeast of, Earlier, the enemy htd bombarded the With'attillery, i ;