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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta .'OLUMEX11. LKTHBUlDtiK, TUESDAY, MAUCII 1, I'Jl'-l NT? :K 7t> Refuses To Aid In Feeding Hungry Germans WILL BREAK UP BIG HUN To Aid in Defending Populace From ans Issue Appeal to Over- throw Government. COPENHAGEN, March Tlic Prussian government lias declared a stale, of siege in Hit1 police line or prf-jmro to meet an e-inal- uatJou of rales which would gavn residents along the line tho ad- vantages vn freight rates which completion of the line would bring. A Contradiction On Monday, the morning papers of 'he west carried another dis- patch stating that at the Bitting in Regina, Sir Ucnry Dray ton-had' staled to the delegation from the eastern aeclJon of the Lethbridgo Weyburn line, who apjie.tred hc- forc the urgius the Itumedlato conBlriu-tion ot the road, that "The 0, P. U. had made up Its mind to complete this lino as soon as possible, otherwise the board would have ordered it This contradiction of reports did not jnpcar right to the Herald so the Canadian Press was quer- ied, irllh Ihe result that Vice- PresJcIent Coleman was interview- ed at Brandon, and the following was received this raorn- a Luxifcry" r' "Interviewed today on (he tude oE the C. P. H. in connection with the completion of tho Wey- line, C. Cole- man, vice-president ot that com- pany, Eaiil: "The position of the C. P. K. with respect to the completion the line is that Iho gap to be completed would sarvc a district which, is lield under Ions term grazing and thero is no prospect of sutncient local traffic to niahe that portion of the lino profitable. "When there is ?o much neces- sary liulldlne ivhicli should bo done as soon as iiosaiblc It would be "a pity to divert money, tabor and malerinl to the construction of a line which can not be regarded as an absolute necessity or as anything more than a luxury.'1 A Strons Point One of the strong points made by the delegation from the Leth- bridgo-Vfelburn line at Rc'gma was that Letlibridge coal was de- livered at Manyberries nt a rate of a ton, while- at CJovanlock, 37 miles away but across" the gap, the freight rateTis a ion, or 133 per cent higher. The same applies on cemetit and lumber. However, Ihc question seems to have simmered down now that either the C. P. fl. will build the line or equalized freight ratea will be put into eli'ect. Foch Demands Sun-ender Of Hun Merc .antile Fleet COPENHAGEN, March Foch has demanded the immed- iate delivery of the German mercantile fleet without regard to the ques- tion of food supply, according lo i dispatch from Weimar, where the German national assembly is in session. Only Fair Play To All Will Save Civilization LONDON, March Lloyd George, in addressing the fint mertina today of the joint committee of employers and employees con. stitutcd by the industrial parliament last week, said: "Civilization unless try to it, may be precipitated and shat- tered to atoms. It can only be saved by the triumph of justice and fair- play to all classes alike. Let the workers the premier de- clared, "that where there is an Increase of products they wilt get a fair share of it." Mr. Lloyd George said that what was wanted was more confidenca and underttandins between employers and employees. TT French Govt. Has Definitely Decided Not to Aid in ing of Attitude a Great Shock to the British and American Will Create Serious Crisis in Affairs Now. 1 Filibuster Forces Congress To Adjourn, Leaving Vital Measures Up In The Air SIVMNSTALLIED ARCHANMU, (AMOcl'ted The Bolshevlkl i con- tinue to pnh their afMnilvc the American and allied troopt on the front 1W ifvth of Accocrdkng to reports received n here'thli morning the ulliti hive village WASHINOTOX, March was yontlw tgtA lietwccn IS nnil 20 onO WASHINGTON, gress adjourned at noon today in' the midtl of a Republican filibus- tar in the senate that killed a long list of Important measures. Among the bill> that failed was one appropriating for the railroad administration, with- out which, some adminlstntion leaders say, the railways must- be returned to their owners before the middle of April. Just before adjournment Presi- dent Wilson authorized no- tice to the Republicans that their efforts to force an immediate ex- tra 'seuion had failed; that he was unshaken in his determination not to call the new congress until his work at the peace conference was done. Adjournment marks the passing of Democratic control at the caoi- tol. Bills that failed included both FAST D leaned today through diploma lie channels tbat Cen, Krylcnko, former ol Ihe Bolshevik ___ force, has urmted Rottofl, in Iho aarl Is held for trta. dn ot treason. lenko is utd to have in the army of Ocn, Dea.ktaa under an name And endeavortrt lo fur- thor Uolaherik propaganda. -He by one of his farmer of- flcors, who Is serrinf nnrler Denlkint, antt deoonsocd In public whereupon he adralUod his and detlcd (he AptandFd Army illy XV, B. PUyffclr, Canadbn Correspohrtjnl) VLADIVOSTOK, Feb. splevdld ntanpover is as fiomWinpc for the HuKtEan army the report brotighl back from OnsK forces, Ss firm ill his determtnatlOTi by Col. representn-l not to surrender] the men or their live of tho ntnlflter of m.lftlA with the enalpment to KnlrnlVort, whom he re SlbcriAb fofccs, .Tho as irrespoflaVble, are totally unaffected by Bolshevik propagnrnla. The railway situation is slightly and Lttsh made the trip from Omsk to Vladivostok 'in eight days. The American forcea here arc pre- paring to go inland lo guard the rail- way from Omsk Inking over the duly 'of guarding Uic line'from Omsk to Irtutak. Sentence Cosiackt VIiADIVOSTOK. Saturday, Kebr (AEsoctfttcil Press) KalrniXoff, ihe Coianck commander on tho Us- auri front, 1m acntcLicetl lo Ifi monlJiB interntnenl llic revolting Cnsaacks.'.who arc under American protection at Khabarvosh. Major-Oeo. Will la nx Graves, coramnwler'of Iho American Delegation in Hun Has Ifeen Dwindling Since Sirikes WKtMAR, March circles are to he considerably agitated over the -'act whjch is rtatly bftcoroing more no- tlcoable that nearly the- entire Inde- pendent-Socialist delegation in the na- tional assembly has vanished during these days of strikes, nprisim? and at- tempts lo cut from tho rest of O'er man j'. Today, for instance, there were only two Indepcmlent-Sociaifsls present at the assembly union, Hey Cohn and Herr Hcnckc. On saturnay IHCIV nflil been four jircswt, on Friday five sych Tho Independent (IcleRalion has been steadily dwindling since Ihc heginniug of Hie Hallo and Lripslc strikes. the army and navy appropriation measures. President's Statement .March tlie adjournment of congress today, wltli important lesislatlon killed by a Ke- lublican senate filibuster, President issued a statement declaring :Iiat a group of men jn (he senate nave deliberately chosen to embarrass the action of tho government, to im- il tho financial interests o[ the way systems of the country, and to make .arbitrary use of powers intend-! ed to be employed in the interest the people, "It is plainly my present duty to at- tend the peace conference in Paris. It is also my duty to he in close con- tact with the public business during :i sioti ot the congress. I must make my choice between these two duties, and I confidently hope that the people ot the. country will think that I am making Ihe'right, choice. "1 take it'for'granted that th'e men who obstructed" and prevented tho passage of necessary legislation have taken11 aU and are willing to "assume the respousibil- ity for. the impufrfid ability of the gov- e'rnment' anil the embarrassed finances of tlis country during the time ot my enforced President Wilson leaves (his eve- ning for New York on his back lo Franco. i Repuhlican Leader declined to comment on the president's stale- TORONTO, March 4. Herbert Bayard Swopc, in a special cable to the Mail and Empire, tays: "Franca today officially declin- ed to participate in the feeding of Germany, and her repudiation hat created a icriout situation. She takes the position that she can not consent to have one crsnt of the existing German funds spent to liquidate the cott of i> 'It would be robbing her people of money due them for the devasta- tion committed by the army, Accordingly, she has objected to the lessening of the blockade which had tentatively agreed upon in January and confirmed in principle on February 16, and in- sists that the status exUtine at the time the original a r mi ft ice was signed be maintained.' She Is willing to have food supplied to Germany only if provision made for as not to disturb the German gold which she expects to have applied to her damage claims. "The _ French attitude brought on a crisis-which.is to be considered at a special meeting at Spa on Tuesday where will be gathered the German delegates to- fether with the British, French and United States representatives of the food, economic and finan- cial sections of the .supreme eco- nomic' council thai is charged handling of all matters of this sort until the final peace is signed. "The French attitude, as de- fined tonight, came as a ;hock to British and United States repre- sentatives. Both were under tn> impression that France bad agreed to the understanding, work on which had progressed to such an extent, that Gormen financiers were to present detailed plan of arranging payments through the use of something like half a billion vf security." As Permanent Uni( OR the Im perial Won This Right from hn- General Stewart Objects fd Clause Providing No Hospitals Within Area ofc 16 Miles From Main went. He however, that three-fourths ol the Kepubllcmis dispatch cerrely deplored Iho failure of the rail- dor-sing Ilio opinion p propriaUon -A f c Kepitbl i- road __ cans who Irisistetl upon1 filibustering to' defeat tho hill, it vras stated, were "be- Uio formation.ot a regiment (Special to The Hera MY EDMONTON, 'March quesij ion of establishing snh hospitals in hoepHal districts under the Municipal Hospitals Act took up a considrrabte part of the! dteeusalon of tbat "act to which the house devoted almost its entire attention thin afternoon. Aa> the result of a strong objection regis- tered by J. S. Stewart; ot aided by Capt. K. A. Camp- beli, Kocky ilouQlain A.: G. Mackay, minister of health and imi- niclpalitits, a proposed by wlifch a sub-liospital tn a district could nnt hare been estab- lished thirteen inilea ot anolhei'; hospital.. General cited the cases of the miners1 hospitals at Diamond City and at Chinook. He said that "wliHn these areas to.be includ- ed hospitaV area un- der the act, at tame time they visit to tiite pre-sent hos- pitals as emergency Uospltals. Tha Diamond City he satd, only stz miles from tho olty, and der Uie anjeJKlment promoted by -Mr, a would ba barred. Mr. wkl a situation prevaileil at tn ilUtrlct, and the minister -wHh- drew tlie proposed Mnemlment. Question of The discussion of this point ed a'constdcrable old Question of provincial responsible lly for heattli versus municipal re- sponsibility, in 'which Opposition i Leader George Hotdtoy expressed thrf declaration'tbat the opjwsillon is'to- tally opposed the present eystsnt ot forming hospital districts; fhey- favor a, cenfraHaed.. prormciat scheme, and that they were: taking1 part in assisting in jbe'lYam- _ iCauadiauim.8 of the present act only as indi- vidual members of the house and nofc' Tom a party point of I ton. Jlr. Mack ay stoutly maintain- Guaras, lhc Dftijy not be to ROYAL AIR FORCE PASSES FROM CANADA TORONTO, Marcfi auc- tion of entire equipment of Ihe Royal Air Force, which tptncd yesterday at the of Canadian Limited, Ihe pa win a of tht Royal Air force from Canada, It it ex- pected that at thrct will to the carloxrt of brcufht to Torofitt> frotn the of thi ifl TfMrc at- h little prospect pfgnaJizo the high fighting qtialUies !oJ our orcrseas soldiers.by creating a regiment OL A hri- (jade guard's would.have' certain piivllegw ensure for tliaE, the universal, and apprccinilon of the overeeas peoples, and aiicli .1 regiment.would roimtl iti the inniiiier Iho cstftblish- mcnt of household troops, giving them a unit fhcrougiily typical of the em- pire as a whole. "K may be that if the King ivorft to a rojTil warrant, ftutti ed that the act as1 defines, js a prorhv cial scheme, but tliat the dcoired to give the people ot the dtf- 'erent areas an opportunity to express their ifiaiTidual TfSsU-a tn the rnrnjlnc, ot itielr own hospitals. "We trust the tonfght that there oC (Ho dobatfl on (lie wlilMss being, (o {am thc broush.t to a close in the rtgimcnt hc at ollco (his 1 forthcoming from (he .war-tried, sol The clifef interest in ho debate (o-, (110T8 of Canailn ihe Anzacs day centred In n speech by Hocken, editor of the Orange Sentinel, __._____________; vho rigorocsly alfackefl the civil ser- vlco commission and declared thatihc selection'of men lo fill vacancies in thti'aervice before the vacancies arc advertised Is 'a common iiractlce ot that body. Mr. Hocken claVted (hat returned soldiers bttvo been discriminated eiralnst and assertr-d that the secretary of the commbslon, Forau, should 'be CONGRESS PASSES IRELAND RESOLUTION THE WEATHER LOW Fe.ricajt: WASHINGTON, March earljr today t vote of 12S to adopted the resolution ex- preiting the hope that the ptace conference would "favorably- alder the claiffle of Irelan4 to the rijht of aerf-dettrmlnatXn.'' rewlutton now io where rl le comltferM Ififprobable.that any be ifore nrwj (CONTINUED ON PAQB SIX) ST. JOHNS, Nf The tteamer Appenlnc, from Liverpool for thla port, wn driven aehare at Wltleipolnt enrljr today. The entire eaet coact.- k blocked by an Ice jamT and noth- ing can tft done to the Ap- penine the change in the wind oae'tia the floei. Wrtleetwint la 20 nllti aoutheiit of htre. ALSATIANS CELKIKATE STRASMVKG, Saturday, tntubltarrW AhaM MraMkorg, In today celebrated the (nnlverw.ry IM made In the French mtt a nimbly at Urdeumi In by AlMW- Lorralry! tin m thttr OWTTMrny. ;