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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XII. LETllBUnxih. ALBEUTA. MONDAY. MAIUJI H)lnl'oronc(> niiil it in remarljable that 111'y hove shown tliemsnlvoB so Kyiiil);tthctlc to the DomlnionB' view-point. i Tlio report olrculatad at tho out-sfit of tho conferonoo by a prnii 8�- eociatlon that it wnB the United States reprpseutatlvns ^^'no que.stioned tlio jiroprioty of giving roprestsitatlon to ihn Hrillsh Empire a� a grsat po'ww nnd .ns well, to the DomlnionB as pow-�r.s ot particular Intarosts, \y�3 correct; but It Tra� not (iirthsr foportod tliot at a siibseguont meeting tUo United Stttte.-i reprosDnlativus \vlthdrow their ol)jectioni and declared that.they nccopted tho of the Dominions ks submitted by David Lloyd Oeorjo. Difficult For Outsiders It 1.^ dlfflcult for outsiders to �p-tiroClntP tho Uritlsh contontlou that the Empire Is at ono and the sijme time a unit and an alliance of natton�, each one cntlUed to special representation lor tlTe purpose of protecting Kb own particular Interests; but this \-ic\v of the posllion of the Empire has been accepted by tlie conference and Is embeiled in the constitution of the league of nations. in tho membHrxhi)) list ot the con-lerencp the British Ii;niplre ranks aH a Rroat pmvcv, while oac;U Dominion appears In the list of secondary pow-erii, havlns ."Jeparale interest�.  Tho lirili!=li liulcBatinn representing a great power is by an arraiiganient drawn by ;> panel upon which the Do-niliiions ari> rcprcHcn'ted. Witli tho Ilrnl plenary session, the BriliHh Ktn-plro deli>galion Included a representative or Newfoundland an.l at two sub-fiociucnUsittinss t!anada and N'ew Zealand were represented, both directly and upon the British Empire delegation. Well Represented Upon both .'thesB occasions Canada IliUB had three rsprosontativoB. In the detailed work of the conference, the Doraiuionij liavo acted as part of the i3ritlsh l3mplro organization. They have not attended meetings of the powers of particular interest for tlie purpose of selecting their ropresenta-lives upon the conforenco committees, but have taken their share of repree-mutations on the committees in tho tillotment made to the Britlali Empire uB a great power. Nearly halt ot the British representation gn the different commlttee.'i is drawn from the Dominions' delegations. 'TU�so selections have been )nade at joint mootlugg ot all the Drit-hh dolegatious. evere Pay Your Income Tax yay your Inoiome tax. .T. 11. Wil-JUIm'B, special oftioer. Is now at Mid liilwi'd revenuo oiffiice,  post office 'Iniildjng, 'to aid In flllne t^tit 'fonns, nvliloli may 1)� procured from lilm. Tlift following are thoao' who must ra�iko return*:' 1. Hvery iinmarrlwl person or wi- or more. y. Evex-y corporation and Joint liOck oomv>any -wtioao profits exceeded 1.1000 during 'fiho flRcal your endeid in ms. DECIDE TO STRIKE COPENHAGEN, Murch 3.-Un. employed workmen and oommun. I*t� of Dresden at a meeting Sunday, acoordlng to a dispatch received here, decided upon  oen-, eral atrlko. The'atrike was to go I Ij^o effeo^ |\(l.^rid�y morning. The Peace Terms Will Effectually Disat'iTv Germans Peace Terms Will Be Severe Enough to Provide for Com-; plete Disarmament of the Central Powers-British and '. Americans Are in Favor of Sinking the German Fleet Bui French Reserve Opinion. ' MUST MOVE FRONTIER FARTHER FROM PARIS PARIS, .'Maroh 3.-Rene Viv-lana, the ' former Frencli premier, addressing n rnectln{( of the French relief society here, said that everybody should see tho dev.Tstatjjd regions of northern France. He added: "Paris is too near the frontier. It is impossible to move Paris from the frontier. Therefore, it Is necessary that tlic frontier be moved from the front of Paris." SCHARGEDW tiO.VDON, March 'CJomnient-tng on tho (orms whirli Marshal Poch will present to tho Germans, tlin Tlmefl biijts: "They will bo .severe and fiioh M win effectively disarm the central powers on tho sldis nearest Franco. France lias a just right to extra nillltar>' guarantees on her frontier toitard Germany, and these guarantees may well have to take the form of spucial territorial readjuehnents. In any caao, France nmy count on our sympathy and assistance in ob-(itining all lliwe necessary guarantees. Eastern Europe "But the chief difficulty in the futur� wfll be in eastern Ivurope, and that Is why a harrier of new slates to^be erected hulwn- rarane in our power. .V.lthongh France has a particular interMt in the %vea'. front, the defection ot Boleliev'i: RiMflfl. makes It desirable ihat she should find soirm subst!tu'3 on ttio east for her old Russian alliance, and it must be a. b'reaf, joy to her people that thiu Mtb-i�tKute should take tho form of a barrier lino of free peoples. "Our own position has manr points ot roaemblanco to that of Friiuoe. Tho main avenues of the' league ot nations comibination with troo t>aoplftS between the Baltic and Adriatic \vin be over the sea, and, therefore, we aro an-xloufi aljout freo passage Into tlie MEIROUBLEON BOARD TRANSPORTS Soldiers Create Hub-Bub on "Board the Scotian-Will Investigate ST. JOHN' X. U., March "A tempest in a teapot," some describe it. "lleally serious tr6uble," was the verdict ot others, in speaking ot trouble aboard the transport Scotian, which docked here Saturday. Just one day out from Liverpool, it is learned, tho rfen st^irted a hub-bub. They complained of being kept in too close quarters and that there were 400 more below decks than there woa accommodation for. The troublo continued during the whole passage and waxed and waned In its intensity. Several ofllc-ors, interviewed on the matter, rafused to make comment. From tho men, however, it is learned that drastic action was threatened it thoy In their clamor, to which they retaliated by threatening to throw overboard any officers who gave orders to use force against them. Baltic, and tliorc .sliould hi' at im eastern end frioudly power.-; lk;ii'. aftyr tliey have enti'ri;il iiic Hal-He. with roiJflir.s and la'jilili'?:; of operation. Barrier of Free States "Hut tliat is not a!i. .As in (^astern ICurope, wc hi)\w to ^r^ a liar-rler of freo states ercciiid so tiiat England, wliich han India to ilitnk of, may bo iirotoctod In the midd!',' east. No one' substitute will cover all the ground once occupied by the Ottoman empire. ItH old fum--lion.'t will have to be divided between new .\rabla, new Armenia and now I'nle.stlnc. That is why tho finostion of Syria i.s .>t gives u.^ much interest, in the future; of Palestine, and the same apulios to. .�\rabia. Such 'considerations as these aro not inconsistent with the principles of the league of' nations. On llie contrary, the nearer an ideal carriew It.s bead in the olouds, tlie mare firmly niu.^t it feci its feet planted on solid ground." End Use of Subs.' PARIS, March 1.-The military IfJrms jirovide f.)r the disarmament of Oerinaiiy dcwn In L'(i divisions of in.linn men each, hicluding 15 divisions of infantry and five of cavalry. Sevej-e I restrictions aro placed on the manufacture of all classes of war materials, and tho military a:iil commercial use of the airplane is limited to the mfnimum. Beyond Marshal Focli'.;; jiresenia-tion of the terms today they were not discussed. End Use of Submarine Tho naval terms now before the council provide not only tor the complete Hiippression of Germany's submarine OQulpment, but also Cor the termination of all submarine warfare by all nations throughoui the -world, thus ending the use of the submarine in naval warf-tro. Tho provision for (lismaiitliiig tlio lortiticatious of ilcligoland aud Kiel canal has been made the subject of reservation by .Admiral Benson, rcpro-Bonting the United Slates, "hereby this shall not bo a precedent aiiplica-ble to American canal aud harbor defenses, such as Hell Gate, Cape Cod canal and others. Approve Destruction of Warships The proposal for ilit deslrncliou ot the large Gorman war.slilps is approved in the report, by the briiisii and American nuval authorities, hat the l''rench siiil make reservations against tho destruction of thes'; ships. Both Went Out Hunting :ind Only Father Returned- Son Found Detid K!.\GSTON', Out.. March 3.-A sensational arrefit was made on Saturday when I'rovijKial Dolectlv*? Bosd took iiilo-cuslody .fames A. tlartwick, on a charge of murder in connottion with ihe death ot his son, Frederick, wlio was found dead within lOU yards of liis father'.^ barn in the village ot Piuhara. Feb. 12. ' Father and son wont out into tho liiish, a short distance from'Parliani. on tlie afteriio.on of Feb. 12, shooting rabbits. The father came homo that niglit, but the son did not. and the next day a searching party found the dead hotly of the young man. The coroner's inciuost returned a verdict that the son had met death by "some unknown hand." It wa.s stated that two bnllc; wounds were found in the young man's body and tho fact had been established that tho bullets could not have been ilrcd from young Martwick's rifle. The accused is a well known resident of Parham. His son was 2o years old. Besides his wifd, ho loaves two children. Appeal Made for Germans to Help Themselves a .Little More, and Not Depend Too Much on the Allies. 1 JAPS TO ABOLISH OPIUM MONOPOLY TOKIO, Feb. 21.-(Associated Prsss.)-Prsmlsr Hara tofiay an-nounpsd that th� government had decided at the earllsst possible momant to abolish the opium monopoly |n the p^ovincs of Kwang-Tuno and Tslng-Tao, Chlrta, and on the Island of Formosa. Ths newspapers oommend-'' this action as ths rsmoval ef an-ther sogrcB of friction bijtween natives and forslgnsr's in China.. CHA�. C. VAN LOAN DIES; FATHER DIES SOOIf AFTER LOS ANQELE6, Calif., Maroh 3 -Overcome by the news of the death of his son, Charles E. Van Loan, Richard Van Loan disd at his home hers yesterday, Mr. Van Loan was summoned from a religious ssrvlce by another son to be apprised of the news. He evinced great mental distress and dIsd within a few minutes at the family home. iR'ENEW EFFORTS NEW YORK, March 3,-Efforts to avoid a general strike of harbor workers, which would tie up tho New York waterfront, wera renewed here today by commlt-teea representing both the boat owners a.nd the marina workers. ES ATTACK ON POLES POSEN, March 2.-The Ger-mans, after three days of comparative quiet, resumed attacks along the line upon the Poles to-. day, according to reports from I the Polish-G,erman frontier. ALLIED COMMISSION WARSAW, March 1.-Sir Esme William Howard, Great Britain, and Major-Gen. Francis J. Kernan, United States, representatives of the Inter-allled mission to Poland^ arrived at Posen this morning on a special train. They were greeted officially by the national council of Posenania. The allied representatives will spend a week in Posen, conferrfng with the German authorities, the first meeting being on Monday, ADJUST WAR CONTRACTS WASI-IINGTOX, March 3.-The bill validating aud autliorizing adjustment ot more than ?2,ri00.0O0,O0U of war contracts and the $?>;!,000,0or) rivera and harbors appropriation bill was signed today by President Wilson. The Defaulters Must Pay Fines Not Less Than $250 OTTAWA, March 3, - Fines Which may be imposed on defaulters under the Military Service Act aro not less than $250 and not more than $5000. An order-ln-oouncll amending the military service fegulations to this effect has received the approval of the governor general. "If a fine be imposed," the order proceeds, "the sentence shall direct that in default of payment of the fine person convicted shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, as the case may be, until the fine is paid, providi^d thiat such Imprisonment shall not be for any term in excess of that which might have been imposed for the offence, and that the person convicted shall not be liable or compelled both to pay a fine and to suffer Imprisonment, The new regulations are applicable to offences heretofore committed and to pending ones, as well as to future offences Light Fines QUiyBKC, (.March a.-.Tudgia Laiigc-lier,today iieard about UiO absentees under the Military SeVvioe Act, who appeared 'betoro tho local police court. Thoy wera in most casas let off wltli flueis varying between $B0 and $5. uc cord'Ing to tho seri'ouHness of their individual cases. ' , ALLIED AIN WARSAW, March 2.-(Associated Press.)-For'the second time a train bearing members of the in-ter-S|llled mission to Poland has been fired upon by Ukrainians, according to an official telegram received by Premier Paderewskl. The shooting occurred on the route between Lemberg and Prsemysl. WANT RECOGNITION ^ OF JEWISH NATION BERNE, March 3.-Resolutions demanding that Palestine be/recognized as a Jewish nation and that rill Jews be granted equality : In all countries were adopted by the oonferonoe Jewish dele-gates' fromnall parts of the world, held In Zurich from Feb. 19 to Fi^b. 28. The resolutions will be submitted to the peace confierence at Paris, WlCf.M.Vit. rfalurdny, .March 1.-Tlio feature^! ni ihi.' nUcrnoon session of the assembly v,-err> a siieeoii by llr. llciin, leader of lUe Bavarian piasaut. pnrt.v. in v.iiicii lie iMMH-ptcd ai;i�jnst llic con'inual apju-als for the raisin,!;; of tlic British blockade, aud urged Germany to do what was possible to fcr-d itself by a little real work, and a lively controversy liiitwcen ll to waste on account of strikes? In the meantime we arc standing on the verge ,)� the precipice. "UndoalHcdly tho Spartacans will live tho longer, but all would live it (hoy worked. If aoinelliing comes frcnii abroad, well ai^i^giiad. but let us do something ourselves." Dr. Heim concluded: "Why can tier, the govcniment see that in thcJ country's intf're.-fis industry must bo democratized and socinl-iz(!d." Uerr Bauer said he wo-ald not challenge the good faith of licrr Wuriii, but it was a fact that every agreement with tho strikers liad been broken by the eirikers themselves. Minister Bauer aiuiouucod that a bill wouhl bo iircseuted at an ".'arly dale. iran.'-.H.'rring the coal syndicates to tlic Rovei'iiment as the first measure of the socialization of industries. Spartacan Activities BKRLl.X. Fob. L'.S. - (,\s.sociated Presti.)-Spartacan leaders in the strike district of central Gc-Tinany are sending out propaganda by trains and autos into districts not-as yet affected by the strike. .-Vn uiisclicdulcd train, of which the Spartacans had obtained control, attempted to pass the titation at Kothen, but was slopped by station guards. One woman was killed and eight civilians were severely w-ound-ed. The Spartacan train crew, including tlie .statronmaster at Halle, a youth 1[> years old, were arrested. France Demands That Germany Pay One Immediately With 25 Years to Pay Balance-Peace Conference Decides That Total To Be Paid is Twenty-i Four Billion Pounds. P.ARIS, March 3,-The peace conference committed on reparation has estimated that 24,000,000,000 pounds sterling is the amount which the enemy countries ought to j pay the allies and associated powers, says a Havas Agency ' statement today. France, adds the statement, demands im-* mediate payment by th6 enemy of 1,000,000,000 pounds sterling, part in gold, part in materials and part in foreign securities, recommending that the remainder of the amount be payable in a period of from 25 to 35 years. A COUNTER- ITALY AGREES ESTIGATION Bolshevik Govt. Asks Privilege of Visiting The Allied Coun^ tries 0 COtROiSE LON-nON-, March r..-Following a Iiroposal by an international Socialist deputation that an investigation bo made of eomlilioiis in Uussia. the Bolshevik government has asked the allied fiorernment.s to allow a Bolshevik coramisfeion to visit: the entente countries to conduct an investigation, nc-j cording to a dispatch to the Daily j ,Uail from Helsingfors. � I .Vikoiai Leniue. the Bolshevik premier, recently told the all-Kussian trade union congress that the issue of soviet bank notes e.vceeded ,',on,Oi)ii.O')(t pounds sterling a month. nO.MK, March 2.~Premler Orland** in the chamber yesterday said Italv' has agreed to tho compromise and concentration relative to the conllict-ing claims on the eastern coast ot th� Adriatic. THE V.'EATHER High ........................-6 Low.......................... -9 Forecast: Fair'and very cold. M BRITIS ARiT52,000; LONDON-, March 1.-The British army at home and abroad, exclusive of the force in India, now numbers 2,500,000 men and is being reduced ti> 932,000, 'according to a whlto paper issued by the government today. The army ot tho Ubine, including troops in France and Belgium, will consist after demobilizatiott ot 23,800 ofllccr^ and 3S0,0flO men. OETERiNE SEEK liEPEiENCE Special Corps Detectives to Enforce the Liquor Act Now S- African Republican Agitation Might Be Carried to Par-liamentarv Circles CAPETOW.V, South .\frlca. March ".- (Canadian Press dispatch from Heuter's.)-In the. debalo in tin' house of assembly. Sir Tlionias Smart's motion condemning the repulillcan pro-pagauda was continued. Tliemann Roos, tho Transvaal Nationalist leader, in tho course ot a full statement ot tho Nationalist viewpoint, declared Uiat if tho Nationalist mitision in Europe failed, they would continue to agitate with a, view to obtaining a majority in purliamont and gaining the indepGnttenco of South .Xfrica constitutionally. He denied th(^ sanctity ot tho act of union, which ho said mostly porpctuiilod pro-union conditions with the subBtitution of one government under the British crown lor four colonial governments. Rous categorically .isked tho pre-m'ler whether the government amend-meiit ifiivoring the dcvolojmioiit of autonomy, while doprocating tlio present agitation and any tendency to outside intertereucfc) meant granting tlie fullest development under the Britisli crown. . Acting Premier Malaii replied in the affirnrativc, � and. the debate was adjourned. CASE AGAINST SPENCETO PROCEED TORONTO, March 3.-Justice Sutherland has dismissed' the motion on behalf of Rev. Ben Spence for an order prohibiting iviagis-trate KIngsford from further proceedings under an Information laid last December, charging the accused with "publishing n book called 'The Parasite,' containing objectionable matter," ..^ CSpetliil to tlK- .Hurald) KDMONTON, :^tarch ;i.-Enforcement of the Liquor Act will iie taken out ot the hands of the Provincial Police uiid will bo put under a separate body of plain clothes detectives. Premier Charles Stewart announced to a deputation from tho Social Service League this niorning-The premier .said that while the government had given serious thought to taking over comijleto control of the sale (if lifpior lo "privileged persons" that i,-! taking the sale of l!(iuor ol'f the hands of druggists and putting It solely in charge of government vendors, that no such step would bo taken ut this session of the legislature. Incidentally, tho premier delivered an emphatic talk to the deputation on the difhcuity of cnforc- .ing the Liquor Act when public opinion is not a unit in furnishing the information liy which to convict ofteu-dcrs. He said that while ho wa;s strongly for entire prohibition porson- I ally he wasn't sure but that they had 'gone a little too fast in passing complete proliiliilion. ; I The depulatioti was headed by Rev. , A. W. C'ooiie and incliidod AV. K. : 'I'hompson, llev. G. 11. Oobbledick. : Rev. Wm. II. Irwln, A. L. Mark.s, Archdeacon a. Ilowcrofl, M. II. Hull, F. C. Mercer, A. W. Fullortoii and tho < following women roprosentiug the U'. , C. T. U., Mrs. U. McLeatr Smith, Mrs, I Roy Cook, Mrs. Will J. Ross, Mrs. T. ' Taylor and Mrs. Roy Cook,, Mrs. L. C. ! .McKinney, .M.L..\., of Claresholm, al- I so was present. ! Want Amendments The gi, t ot the amendments asked by the .So.:ial Service League included tho following; Governmiint serial iirescriptlon bUinka for physicians, returnublo monthly by druggists to the govern- ! raout. Liquor in government staniiiod and souled bottles of four and eight ounces. Incrousod penulttea for violutlotia including suspensions of privilogos