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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xn. UiTMBWDUE. ALBEHTA, FRIDAY, JAXUAIIY 31, 1919 XTMHEH AGREEMENT ON 'SHE sum [llie Strike Situation at Glas- gow and. Belfast is Daily -Growing More "Serious. t GLASGOW, Jan. persons were Injured rfere today whirTthe police charged a crowd of strlktrs with their batons. The mounted police were called out and a number of arrests wpre made. FAVOR RELAXATION' OF THE BLOCKADE PARI5, war coun- cil at a meeting today considered economic anU financial questions and the subject of raw materials. the sentiment favorable to the the blockade 10 far It concerned southeastern Europe, including the Balkans and Austria-Hungary, LONDON'. Jaii, was siUl no prospect early today ot any im- Jirovement the labor situation hi The United Kingdom. If anything, fii'.uatlon both at Glasgow and Belfast has 'become more1 particular-1 Siluutioti Grave Supply of Electricity Has Been Great- ly Reduced Jan. crucial ;tag-e of (he strike on the Clyde_waa Brig.lGen. Stewart Comes Home on Morning Train signs of uomlrig disorders vWch may teiegraiu sem. D> int ioiu ontall thc proclamation of marital transmitting the request of the sink- seriousness oJ the situation Is not! from lhe Government lo infcr- veue to secure (or them a 40-hour Ivcett, (London dispatches last nigiit 'said the govern merit had sent a reply Peculiar Situation Now Exists in Belfast as Result of the Strikes There. LONDON', -ian. from Rclfast depict a situallon there which EC-etus ?.kte !o that wlilch recently oh taint'J in Oc-rman cities unilcr revolu- tionary rule. The governing has hpen tisuriicil, says a patch to the Mail, by the strike com- mittee, and the city fs governed, not from the municipal buildings, but from ihe artisans' hall. "Tlicre is no outs landing person- says ttio dispatch, "but there is a capuble commtUee of local trades eJple has asked the lelng overlooked liy the government.. The view taken is liiat any govern ment interference at the present lime mem tnienerence ai isie iirescm IIHIC .11-- i in. of iho v i live trade unions. Moreover, there is infinite variety in lhe various inarida annbi'mceil in the diilercnt io- vl; firievanees arc ot a trifling character, such as concerning intervals or a minutes fur lunchP U appears to be situation and the danger ot the city's iutn the same conditions thrl ifast. The power oE the committee appears iu leaders lo ca- ojieraie with the constables in pre- venting disorders lawlessness When the si risers ffo hotel to cut-off R'.tcirie police ac> The ..T u u complete control over lhe electric de- partment of Iho city.: '.Ml the large In eeaerol r-bcliefttl tliat lira atefuce .ot strike pay Cor tlje men will joon SrldsRb'out the of th. move- Jijent. The problem for [he meat is hoiv to re-establish er lhe. of nittee's control has been reduced to .one-tenth "ot the normal, thereby causing a'numher ot plants to shutdown and "matting n majority of (he nunioriijr of, Ihe trade, unions antl. thc population fdlo greatest possible extent .Vole on in ihe expansion of ministry of con- tjast mghVth'e Municipal Employees' cJJJatlpri so as lo enable each trade including (he tram guards disputes. If is fur-i'amj, most of the lahor- ther considered that tho strifces inj lhe wftfloy ol.'lhe municipality, largely promoted 'by a to vote ou-the question of striking. The result will not he with political moiivbs. Hence the gov- ijrnipent is determined to limit ac- tion "to" the "prevention of tiilfmldatfon ami thc maintenance ot order. Tho attitude ef (no employers tn most cases Is that they -vrill refuse! known until tomorrow. All the trade unions in Scotland are expected lo he represented at a -con- ference in Glasgow' tomorrow to con- r a resolution supporting thc strike enact a week law., U la un- decl to .grant an eight-hour day to railway1 meu from February 1, derstood that the conference intends to organize a general strike. noEntiale until the men resume caiiing upon the government to wort. Thus far the railways have not lieen affected. Tho board of trade has decldi the rail hut here again there is ntssaUsfacliDn among tho railway employees concern- ing 'the rmcsLion of meal time being Included in the tjight hours, TYhtcli may lead to differences. .To Preserve Order LONDON, Jan. govern- ment arrangements lo pro- tect tHc lives and properly anil lo preserve says the Mail in the course of a discussion of tho strike on 'the Clyde. The newspaper says thai unconstitutional threats have been made.by the strikers. THE WEATHER High ..........I......... Low Colder, DEFEAT EOLSHEVIK1 WASHINGTON, Jan, Lith- uanian troops have bsfeated a Bolshevik! force near Koscdery, said a message received to- day by the Lithuanian national council from the nationality's mis- sion at Berne. The message said the Lithuanian army was rapidly being increased En size. has Civilised Colonies Will Be Permitted to Set Up Government They Desire Under Auspices of the League of Nations, SARIS, Jan. agreement reached by the allied council of 10 en the colonial questions, says a Havas agency statement today that territories which arc sufficiently civlliied to give'an expression la their wishes as to the form of their government will be permitted to set up such a government under the of the league o? nations, obtain- ing either International Independence or living under the a protectorate uftder one or another of the great powers, Arabia and Mesopotamia >ro considered to be examples of this class. In the case of peoples insufficiently developed for sen-government, the statement explains, the league shall choose the power most suitable to govern, under certain guarantees to be fixed either by the peace con- ference or the league. Provisionally the African and the Far Eastern col- onies shall be Jtft as they are now in control of the powers now occupy- ing As regards Asiatic Turkey, the statement adds, the great powers are to undertake its administration at. once and tht council of 10 has asked the Versailles war council to submit a report- as to the best troops available for tht occupation of this Turkish area. thanked the strike committee for al lawiug Hit? post office to use cteclri- cily. ''The committee has-prescribed lintiUnl nmnnat of to.certaiu duslries, those involved in 'ceding anJ ivannlng the Otherwise, there- other commer- cial activity whatever. Leal Iho strik- ers Tjecome borcil, the committed' has draivu up n program of entertainments to replace the" closed theatres moving piclure houses. Thc lack of newspapers has been -met by a stTiRe .paper at a. cbtn- TheT'liviiT 6f print- ers orderttl ,to instruci lo print tho papers complied demurt' although one of the partners vamly protesteti. "The incident has crer.lcd some anxiety, as to further __ ...__________________________a..... anil some eagerness on the part'of Jthat tho gc-nial general was oh the midnight tor Lethbridge, and tho printers to ktiow who is to by the lime the train steamed the depot a nice little gather- Many discharged soWiers find j ing ot friends was OTI hand him greeting. As the General ntift hts wife sailors are co-operating with, the stepped from the sleeper, a guard of honor of a's many veterans as could bo gathered up for lhe occasion, vras drawn up on the headed by Capt. tho Rev. A. II. DC no on, Capt, Porter, r.nd others, and VJ, S. Senate Roused WASHINGTON, Jan. opposition to plans reported from Paris for the international govern- ment of tho former German colonies was considered today in lhe senate. The speaker yaid he was not in favor of lhe United State? assuming obliga- tion to control the government or be responsible for any part of the Ger- man possessions. Senator Borah said Australia, in demanding the German islands of lhe Slipping Into His home town by the nigh I sleeper from Of rnnt- bbplpg to cscap'trUie bright -while light ot'a public receptioa its employees, his Irinntp him to tififihk, "as'he never shrunk uun Brlgaflicr-GeneraV 3, S. Stewart, C.M.G., D.S.O-, reached _ui _nt four o'clock this morning, atlcr au absence of nearly four _ years on active seryice, -But General Slewnrt did not altogether dodge the reception, for wort) canii3 singing over Ihci wires from Medicine Hat, along in the wee sma1 strikers. "It is reported that shipyard men anil engineers at LonilODtierry arc ar- ranging to follow the example of the "Pise lint would evident In a daylitf.it reception, .but it was none the ICES i Pacific, had only arfhojmceu1 a doctrine for Australia. Crisis Passed PARIS, Jan. crisis in peace negotiations over the disposition be made ot Germany's colonies ms lo have passed, momentary at least! It is lop early to say that Presi- dent Wilson's view has prevailed in its but in American quarters there is conftdeueo that a compromise plati, whifh has b'een accepted in prin- ciple, will be worked out with details, which will he.acceptable to the Am- erican viewpoint. When the supremo council of. (ha peace conference meets will have before it the very plain ,state-' ment maJe by President, Wilson' at_ Wednesday's session. So particular1 was Mr. Wilson to have an exact rec- ord of what he had said that let entering the meeting he ei one ot his personal stenographers apd kept him at-bia side during; tho session. What he Raid did In'the official statement by any of ties, hiit it may be stated lhat it.Tvas: a" very clear re-affirmation of the-prlnv ciples for which the president -had-. previously --contended.'' In phrases- stripped of dijdomalic usage, it is un-1 derstootl, Mr.rWllson told the members Belfast j enthusiastic, and none the less warm. Gcncril n -with no CAILLAUX ON TRIAL PARIS, Jarf. Caillnux, former premier, charged with treas- onable dealings with the enemy, wag brought yesterday from prison to the senate where the special commission of the senate to which the case had been referred, proceeded to examine him. WANT ALIENS DISMISSED VANCOUVER, Jan. a result of a resolution passed un- animously at the meeting of the Great War Veterans' Association Thursday night steps will fae taken to secure the immediate dUmfcsaf of afl enemy atieni em- ployed at the" present time and alto to stop the holding of meet- ings fn this city at which Is preached. TURK CABINET RESIGNS CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. As result of the protest cf the al- lied powers against the spoliation of Greeks and Armenians, the Turkish cabinet has resigned. association, mony: Big Irrigation Project For South-East, District Is Discussed at Large Rally at Raymond thb bugler sounded thc "fall in." The reception was naturally in Ihe! airplanes ami equipment from the 1m- board, hones to find a ready market for his wares. He is lhe owner of 500 up-to-date fly- ing machines, which he says ho'wiil overhaul and have ready for sale in a few months at a price lower than is generally paid for an automobile. Tho syndicate which purchased the planes from the aviation" deparlriicnt of the Imperial munitions board, com- nises mostly young men, practical fliers, with a great vision ot thc com- mercial future of aviation.' They are men who have been con- ..ucled actively with flying on this con- tinent since'f 1m early days of the war. While the syndicate has not decided definitely, its plans of operalfou for the future include a passenger ser- vice, then an express and finally n Ireight service between the principal citius of the Dominion. The primary aim is to Poster and perpetuate flying in Canada instead ot allowing It toj gradually fade away. THREE MISSING Purchasers of the Government Equipment Have Big Plans For Future of thc supreme council he would not TOnpKTO, Jan. tho fields of! DC a (0 a division of Germany's sport and commerce, F. G. Ericsson, j colonial possessions among the purchaser of worth of I ors now hold themselves a parly o his name, and came back wifli Hie rcd-uanded cap of a brigadier, and several fine dccoratious. -Till ling in splendid health. He had a ilcasant trip home, and is very e-sd to get back. One of hia first acts after stepping from .the train ivas to cross to the Veterans' clul) anil fill out his application form as a member of the VctcranrJ Secretary Maddisoa was on hand to'perform IWs Among those who were at the station to. greet, thc general were the members o[ the welcome home committee of the Sir Alexander Gait chapter of. the I. 0. E., headed by Mrs. McKillop, members of the Veterans, a representative of Thc Herald, and other citizens. Oeneral Stewart was accompanied home from England, by Wm. Slid, who has been with the ;eneral since he went a.way. (By a Staff Reporter) HAVMO.VD, .Tan. I over tbc possibility ol'Sfcuihg irri- gation for acres lying to thn ntifl EciKheast of the city of was displayed by a gath- ering ot 300 farmers from all points bt'lween XeioJscam and Mftgralh at Raymond on Thursday, afternoon, with the result that a motion was tin- adopted (Ji.it thc meeting tho government lhat tho farm- era living In iho district which can ho served by from lhe big pro- ject desire Iho water H3 Kaon aa It can he Epcured ami tbal thc government dc asktd to furnish detailed informa- tion as to how to proceed to get H, A Good No halt licartcil measures were fak- en.' As soon tho meeting hart heard 'lhe scheme a.< outlined by K. H. Pet- ers, commhsloner of Irrigation of lhe reclamation service, and the aasur- anca of W. A. Buchanan, M.P., that hft would do all In his power lo sea that ihnt project was helped along artd-that. lion. Arthur Melghen, minister of Iho departmcnl of tho Interior wag favor able lo tho scheme, and after hearing from President .Jtarnoch ot tho Lclh- VldRS Board of Trade who haJ somo KOOE! advice ns lo how heal to follow tip tttb tKey had made during tho afternoon, the meeting resolved ifsolf Into a conference with three delegates krcsfint from.each district under the proposed project and effected a pro- visional organization lo carry on tho work which bad been legun. On motion of K. Uc-nnlon of Magralli thc dclegales decided to appoint a pro- visional chairman and provisional scc- i clary, with a representative from each district, ami Iho following were named: Powelson, Ray- mond. F.. Anderson, Jr., naymond. Members ol Iho Ilaymoud, T. J. O'Uricn and J. W. Evans, I.clhhrlilgc.