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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta 1-feraW ALBKRTA. JUXlv 28, KM Staged At m, Cannons Boom, Paris is Joyful Qyer the tidings Pai'adfcol Paris Students Mavk Beginning of Celebration ol Real End of War Which Began in Early Days of -August 19 H, Almost Five Years Flashed Round VERSAILLES, June world war was formally ended, today by signing of the peace Ireaty with Germany The epochal meeting in the Hall of Mirrors began at 3.10 o'clock and the German aflnfed their signatures at 3.13 o'clock. They were followed by the American delegates, headed by President Wilson, and ihen-by'lR fJenipotenliaries of Great Britain and the other in alphabetical order. L.. did not, attencj the to sign, treaty because noV'pe'i-mitted to make .Paris Begins Celebration Big Three Who Bright Germany to Time Germans Signed Fatal Document Without a Hitch PREM'IER "LLOYD PRESIDENT WILSON CLEMENCEAU para'dmg-through the treaty- v Cannon Boom Out the News At 3.44 o'clock cannon began'to boom: announcing the completjon of the ceremony of signing. The signature had noi, however, as a matter of fact, then been completed, for at that time the smaller nations'were still signing in alpha- betical The protocol was signed by allthose yvhp sighed the treaty. The Rhine arrangement was signed by the Germans, Americans, Belgians, British' and French plenipotentiaries. As. Premier Clemenceau, Premier Lloyd George and Pre- sident. .Wilson, emerged from the palace, crowd gathered outside, swept aside the .cordon, of. ing madly. The ihree statesmen were swepl thousands Many soldiers broke ranks and joined in the demonstration, while guns boomed and low-flying airplane seemed to fill the air. German delegates lefy the hall first, .ijie other repre- senlajives-remaining in their seals. Those'whp had assem- bled in the hall then went to the terrace to .see' the'founain playing.', Washington Hears tie Report WASHINGTON, June of ihepeace-.lfealy o'clock Washington lime..'The official reppft.tp the stale department said President" Wilson signed o'clock Paris time. Dr! Hermann Mueller and Dr. Johannes Bell signed for Germany ai 3.15 o'clock. SEGOM VERSAILLES, June signature of "Ihe second peace of Versailles" In the long Hall -of.. Mirrors m Ihe chateau of France's today restores .to-Versailles its old pal- ace the stage of "all thefglsr-'.. iee'of dimmed in more recent days by the memories" of mob'excesses during the'French Revolution, Ihe military fall of-France in 1B70 and- 4 proclamation of the German em- peror in Ihe same hill. tentalives of the nations ol the OF VERSAILLES "world'gathered '-here to sign and .seal the instrument jAndpyig "the of --cfljciujsl or Bismarck and.-Vb'n'MoltVle and.inaugurating the the league of na- lions in.'pl'ice of the ill-adjusted Europeln.. balance of-power. The was set for 3 in the afternoon) but. hour's before time an'Unlnlerrnpl- ed 'stream -of automobiles began up the canon-lln d hill of Champs Elysces, past the Arch i of Triumph and out through Park of S't'.'Cloiid, carrying plenlpotentisr.- and guests lo the _'. "The'y1 reached -.Versailles, over a thoroughfare kept clear by picked and mounted.gen- were cheered en route by in the flag- decked suburban- towns of' Bou-. Icjrie, Si! Cloud and Sevres Vllle de Avray for a passing glimpse of the.world's celebrities of July First Celebration Will Give Lethbridge People Opportunity to Mark Signing of Peace been heard, fell. Mr. nogerj .further "rleelired the pross lipoii gov c-mmtnl depended for -Its eilslence W6T6 by tht lale Elr Wilfrid Murlor In iwllb. tho wir. Thla-nfforded' brtofliihlty for cnpltallntlon 61 nnd Iheso condH'orts have now licon ro moved.' With peace signed people cf Canada arfi going lo July 1st as never bplore, and Lelh- Bridge i> not joins lo be one' whll behind' Ihe olher.townS and -When the news of the signing of ipread through the city thll'mcrnnlg, jcneral latlsfjetion wai expretied at the outcome of the war its final ending.today but no .move was made lo.- cele-. .brate as it fell this could well.be lefl over till Dominion Oay.holl-- day will jive everyone a chance to'celebrate in rioht.good manner. .So Tuesday, with Hi fine pro- gram of sporting the aus- pices of the L. A. A. A. everyone a chance to Bhow apprec- iation for the victorious outcome of. the and with a lull-day's trom the football match at 10.30 a.m. to..the big peace dance at Henderson Park bulldlr.gs In the evening, all should have a day of It. pos'ublc that now peace .is signed, the com- mittee may arrange icme special event durlnn the day to slgnlly the event In some particular way. 'ciinirnian Ilaalim ot the .July 1st.ChlWjen's'Pa'adp' commit- while lie has had several olTers of cars for Iho he is still a long 'vi-ay-from the" hundred mark. lagi; Send in I'onr naine 'iiliono when you read this. Ilnniemuer, peace is signed and the people of LclnbrldEe will DO lacWne'ln (heir iluly it they fail "tci-laiio'aiivanlaEO ol Ihe big peace pararto' lo !m- press' Hut fact on (he chililren. 'if-there lalno good reason why you' 'shouldn't, decorate your. and enter lii'i'-pftraJa -prepared to lake of scbob.l; cnildren Just wailing foji- the rWe._do .11 now. before you Mr. Ilaalim and .tell him.your c.ir Is his at 1.20 Tuesday Bdcrnoon al OaU Gardens, where the parade, wlll'-linu And don't (orgel io.decorate One Big Union Threatens to Break Up Vancouver Labor VOTE OF CONFIDED IN r-RUSBlAN OOVERNMENT BKRMN, the 1'ruislfln (ovontnient, terohed of lias decider! lo remain :ln 'olllce.'" VANCOUVER, B.C., June Two unions have been impended from Ihe metal trades council for affiliation with the One -.Big Union and a secession movement to withdraw entirely fronv the present fraud and labor council, by a number'.of other unions has begun, .It Is planned to new trades and labor council which will retain and respect..In- ternational affiliations. The calling ojt o< (he loggers by the strike committee Is not expected lo have any great bear- Ing on the strike as It wai plan- red to eloie down all logging cYrnoi on July 1 for a two weekf. 1; Street car employees arc voting The council bl'l.jdf li'as I'olaiiil l.c-nuiseion lo use den. Holler's knnj- or anyot-lts olStr -Irboipa in restoring. quldt to ensleni Galicia driving oullaivs oiii'of jhc counfrj. Tlila Is l' as-9 victory today on Ihe question of a relurrt lo work regardless of the strike situation. A few unions, Includ- ing borlermakcrs and have applied lo their inlernallon- ais for slrikc pay on the grounds .that their membership had been forced out and..that. they, could nol work now If-lhey wished, A RIPE OLDiAOE .i VANCOUVER, C.. June oldest resident of Brit- ish Columbia, celebrates her ICSlli hlflhilay hcrc.to.1lij'.. Horn nl SI, John, in 18H, "ho hris hcon on.the -PaciHc coast 50 Hhc hfts ono direct neccndiiiits, Inclrallngi Iho armUllcn. great erand-chlldrcn Premier PadercwsKi and other Pol and Bell do job Assigned to President Wil- son Signed Next und Plenipotentiaries of Other Nations in Chinese Delegates Refused to Sign or Attend Gen. Smuts Signs But Raises Objections to Harshness ol Terms. j VERSAILLES, June (Associated The treaty was deposited on the table in the Hall of Mirrors at I 2.10 o'clock this afternoon, by William Martin of the French [foreign office. It was -enclosed, in a' slamped.leather.Ca.se. Premier Clemenceau entered the palace The Chinese delegates- shortly before the 'hour set'for. the signing of the treaty .reiterated their intention not to sign. A! 2.50 q'.clocLall-lhc-delegates were seated except the Chinese, who did not attend. The Germans Centered the hall at exactly 3 b'cl6r.k: Premier Qemenceau i called the session to order at 3ilQ'-' o'clock. :r Premier Clerneiiceau'-put; the direct question to the Ger; mans whether they .were wiling to sign 'and execute 'loyaljy the terms. Other delegates did riot arise when the German's came into the hall. Premier Clemenceau, in opening'the session, saich The. session is open.' The allied arid associated powers on one side and the German commission on the other side, have come to an agreement on the conditions of peace. The text has been completely drafted and the president of the con- ference has stated in writing that, the text that is about to be signed now is identical second copies that have been delivered to the German delegation. The signatures will be given now and they amount to a solemn undertaking, faithfully and loyally to eXecute the conditions embodied by this treaty, of peace." _ t "I now invite the delegates of the German commission' o sign the treaty.'' Germans Signed at 3.13 O'clock _The Germans, who were the first to sign, 'did so at 3.1.3 o'clock. The American delegates came next, led by Presi- dent Wilson. The' British followed the Americans. Delegations Signed in Ordw Official report transmitted. from the Hall of. Mirrors to Washington- slate department says: President Wilson and the American delegation com' pleted signing treaty at :3.T4 'o'clock, Paris time; It 'also was signed by Dr. Hermann Mueller at 3.12 and Dr.; Johannes Bellat :3. 13 for'the _." The other delegations, headed by the British, signed after the American plenipotentiaries, Great Britain, France, ilaly and Japan, signing in order. The representatives ol the minor powers signed'in alphabetical order. Smut_s Signs Under Protest VERSAILLES, Gen, Jan Christian Smuts, one of the delegates representing the Union of South Africa, signed the treaty under. protest. He objected to certain terr ritorial settlements, making a lengthy .-r1. Gen. Smuls'said that stipulated could not be accepted withouT-gra've'injjyies' industrial rtvivalf crf '.he Polish' premier, appeared Hie many jiliolo- grap'hB guoitljig tlip brulal manner In which Hie otitliiwi' lorlurcd Ihoif vie-' bcfore'Vililfng them. Th6-l.rmlstlcd .belweeil Polanil ami Ukrnlno-briitoiJ June -ZU'When offlccrs representing Hlnion 1'etlu-n, Mho Uk- rainian ticlH.anl leailcr, nilvlscil Polish generals rttliira had not authoriz- ed tha'neBqllallcns Tihich reaullcil In e accepe wou-grave'nes of Europe. He declared the iriteresis of ih allied powers more tolerable and- moderate. ish odlcials linvc csntalnol lo "the BIG ;THREE PHOTOGRAPHED council that It Is necessary Tor them VBKSAILLES. June to eatabllah oa Iho George Bird Premier Ctemenceaii Ukrainian [ronlicr so' Ihht Iho Polish anil President Wllspri were ptiol.O; mllllarj' forces may lie' iliilled In readl-jgraphcd -together r.n the terrace on ness lor-Oerman Ifavlng the HaU o( A'ltr and norlh, where Prilsslsi. .prep.irn' rtomonnlrnllon the three ulllcil lions arc, rojiorlcd to he j ro'aiicrs lefv Vcraalllcs In llii alarmiiie. f- ;