Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
ffetaH >'OLUME Xll. LKTHUHIUGt, ALBERTA, TJU'USDAY, MARCH NUMBER 72 EFFORT AT GENERAL STRIKE FAILS Britain Wants Every Cent It Can Get From sian Situation Discussed. LONDON, March to the debate in the house an foreign affairs, Andrew Sonar Law, government leader, laid that few persons now had any Illusion with regard to Bolshe- vism. The allies agreed that Ecmething must be done for RUB- sin, but none recommend dispatching the necessary to quell the anarchy there. The government realized that the coun- try expected to gel the bett poi- sibla Indemnities from Germany. the -point that it was Great Britain's business to get every penny it could, but it was useless holding out hope that the fndemnitfes would wipe out the country's immense war debt. He agreed that it was urgent to get peace quickly because there was a real danger of Germany sinking into Bolshevism. More- over, thirc was the greatest necei- (ity to get their own trade and in- dustry restarted. Therefore, the soonsr the blockade was ended with the knowledge that they coutd depend upon another wea- pon, the better it would be for Britain and the world. Unionists Talk of Permanent Party Following Caucus Hint Thrown Out by Chief Government tives and Liberal-Unionists Would Be Basis of New Per? manent To Be Talked at Caucus Soon Will Liberals Do? First Demand from Germany Should Be Recompense For Losses at Sea LO.VDOX, Maixrh Press dispatch from Ing to a deputation from (he mercan- tile marine service in regard to repar- ation of relatives ot aailors murdered" during the war, the number of whom H is aaiil is Premier Lloyd George yesterday paid a tribute to the heroism of the mercantile service In saving Britain from slarva- flon ami Iho allies from collapse. denounced tbo German submarine warfare as (ho most, cruel and InEam- OTTAWA, March of both parties met this trWning behind closed doors to decide on sessional policies. The govern- ment caucus was a continuation of the full party caucus of lait week at which the discussion was gen- eral. The Liberal gathering WAS confined to members of the ad- visory committee, which met with the object of reaching definite conclusions as to desirability of moving some amendments to the address In reply to the speech from the throne. Yesterday it was generally believed in the opposi- tion corridors that there would be to the address, but on the eve of this morning's gath- ering the matter appeared to bt again in some doubt. There IB an apparent desire on the part of many opposition mem- bers net to do anything that might seriously Inconvenience any section of the government's sup- porters, while others are more disposed to create difficulties for the administration. Today's deliberations are ex- pected to decide which viewpoint will prevail, TO DISCUSS TARIFF The tariff question will be con- sidered at a special government caucus to be held at later date. This was decided at the second government caucus held thit morning. The subject was broach- ed, but further was adjourned on the understanding that a full opportunity woufrf be given at a special gathering for every member to express his views. This morning's meeting lasted until 1 o'clock, and (I not no- ticed that any members left the caucus before the adjournment, which Is an unusual circumstance. The sessional program, including AN ESCAPED SINN FEINER MAKES A DRAMATIC APPEARANCE DUBLIN, March (Special cable to the Mall and John McGarry, one of the Sinn who escaped from Lincoln jail with De made a dra- matic appearance at the Emmet anniversary concert at the Man- sion House last night. The program wat In progress, when, led by a band of pipers, and ac- companied by Lord Mayor O'Neill wearing his chain of office, Me- Garry, wearing the uniform cf an Irish volunteer, came into the bail. A of intense excite- ment followed, the audience leap- ing up and cheering wildly. Huge Casualties in Ypres Salient LONDON, March ths house of commons yesterday, re- plying to a Question by Mr, Entwhislle, Wlnstcn Spencer Churchill stated that the total casualties of the British, Canadian and Australian troops in the Ypres salient from July 35 to November 18, 1917, were as follows: Brit- ish: Officers, men, B5S. Australians: Officers, 12S9; men, Canadians: Offi- cers, 496; W. S. MIDDLEBORO, M. P. Chief Government Whip, who hinted at interesting political develop- ments today. proposed highway legislation, pro- hibition and other matters, was discussed, and on these questions it was said that harmony prevail- ed and many divergent views that may exist will be sufficiently har- monized. PERMANENT UNIONIST PARTY r Subsequent to the arfjournment, W. S. Middleboro, the chief gov- ernment whip, stated that every- thing was progressing satisfactor- ily and he expressed tfve opmfon that the Conservatives and Union- Liberals now supporting the gov- ernment would practicafly alt unite in forming a permanent Unionist party. Hughes' Attack Heedlessly Cruel Offense of a Supreme Egotist TORONTO. March Ihc caption. "Tlio cruelly of an Iho Globe says editorially today: "The allack of Sir Sam Hughes in the house of commons upon the lead- ous exhibition of piracy ever seen nndiers of the Canadian corps is one ot niuiounceil that Iho British delegates the most needlessly cniel offenses oE lo the peace conference had been in-jtho supreme fgotist, scarce- structed to submit us their first de-ily any experience of, actual warfare, mand full compensation for losses atj poses before tho Canadian peoph ns sea, including compensation for great military strategist, whose ad- relatives, (vice is received by men like Jlarsiial Germany "must pay this before pay-jFocli with awe and wonder and Is tot-i indemnity for war with implicit faith. There av jtenditurcs, Ho concluded by urging thousands of Canadians wlio hflve lost thai, claims be Immediately submitted'sons or brothers or husbands on ths An Answer to Sir Sam Hughes to the foreign office. Vrench Hare Men Un accounted For-J-WIK Attempt To Get Information PARIS. (March Uitf casualty o( the French arms', tlio word "mlasfng" fa itriltcn opposite (he of 314.000 men. Investigations. which'fraTO "been con duel t'd have re-! nulled in establishing Ibft fact that of (hfn number, all hope (or approximate- Jy jmisl he abandoned. In thcac limes of intensive war H is, of course, possible for a man lo JIG blown to atoms, but minute examination of No M fin's it (a hoped, may still yield Indications by which H Is possible to trace tho falo of at least some of Ihc missing IUCT1. AD army searchers vrlH subject All trenches and dugouts Hloius the irhole battle line lo a moat, careful scrutiny for any evidence llmt jnajr lead to farotl blood-stained fields of Krancu anil Flanders -whoee wounded hearts will 'fcletfrt afresh at the thought -that the lives so precious to them -we're thrown away by 'incompetent or in- human leaders, regardless of the coat jof the victory. J'Readlng the statements oE Sir Sam Hughes in the house and tbc letter quoted by him as brcn written lo the premier on October 1, against 'tho massacre ol our Canadian boys as'has needlessly occurred at CambraV they must bellsve that no man would make ooch terrible charges without being aure ot his ground. The text of the letter of (Jen. Hughes con- stitutes an Indictment that, if Into, would make the namos of Iho leaders of Canada's forces slink In the nos- trils of the Canadian people." VICTORIA, March 6. The statement of Sir Sam Hughes in the house of commons yesterday in which he complained of the taking of Mons four hours before the cessation of hostilities, and characterized it as nsedless sac- rifice of Canadian lives, [5, by a frclncidence, answered in a letter 'received here today from Sir Ar- thur Currie. Sir Arthur said: "We regard It as a special privi- lege that we were able to drive the Boche from the historic city nnd battlefield of Mons before we knew the armistice was going into effect, I received the of the, taking of Mons before I re- ceived the Ytlrc from general head- telling rne that at 11 e'cfoek hostifttfes would Endorse Genera] Strike as Laslj Resort if Govl. Does Not Cancel Regulations on Banned Literature The chief business at list uigbi's pecial meeting of Trades and Lalior Council was dealing with a communication from tho' Saskatoon Trades and Labor, Council regarding the sentence of H. Lewis who was fined and'ffiit lo penitentiary 3 years, for having banned liter- ature in his possession. The com- munication says he convicted by[ J. P. nt a special litght court, j asks all Trades Councils to instruct! representatives at OLlaua to demand1 'mnicdiatft repeal of orders in conn-1 til that deprive or encroach upon thfc rights of: British subjects in ilic way of freedom of speech, liberty .of the press iand the rig'nt-oi' trial by jury. They sraied ther- were as follows: First, application for Habeas Corpus; second, petition lo Ottawa; third, general strike.- After fully discussing the rn.itier. fl was decided to endorerf tlic communi- cation irom Saskatoon Trades Council, and also ask silling member at Ottawa to up this matter with ifle Minister of Justice and also de- mand- fnU particulars of the case. Hospital Boa.rd Other important business discusser! was Ihc niat'.er of having representa- tion on the Hospital Board, and U was Ihn unanimous opinion ot dele- gates tli.it labor should Ijc represented on tliis body. matter mil como up for eon side rat Ion at (ho next meeting. Big Convention Four delecatea from this city are attending1 the inter-itroviucial conven- tion at .Calgary next week: Presi- dent McXanb and Secretary Hawkins, Trades Council; A. J. fngramT Civic Employees, and G. Peacock, It is predicted there ivIH be over 200 delegates at this convention, which takes in four Western Al- berta, Sask., Manitoba and B. C. Effort to Extend General Strike All Over Germany Has Beert a Failure, According to Latest u Keeping Situation Pretty Well in Hand. BERLIN, March artillery fighting has taken place In the vicinity of police riearfquarttrs, which is helct by the government forces, since darkneas. j LARGE NUMBER KILLED COPENHAGEN, Marcti tht Spartacans and the forces lost a large number killed in the fighting Wednesday before police i 11 headquarters in Alexandra Platr, according to a Berlin dispatch to i Politiken. The fighting finally was ended by negotiation, leader of the Majority- Socialists informed the Associated Press today that so far the general strike is a failure and will not receive support which had ex- pected. It stated that wherever workmen ballotted secretly, the opposition to the strike was overwhelming and that the Independent- Socialists deceived themselves in estimating sentiment among the Ubor- ing classes. Among the big plantc shut down today were those of the General Electric Company. Views the Situation on Eastern Front in the Slackest Colors BERLIN, March military situation on the eastern front is pamleri in blackest colors by Field Marshal von Hindenburg in an interview printed here. Kc declares that unless the population generally rally to the defense of their homes and families, it will be impossible to ward off attacks by Bolshevikl forces. i "The expectations of the Poles and the entente that the Poles will succeed to the German Inheri- tance in trie east will be he says. "I know the Poles, and the country in the east will belong either to us or to the REGINAj March the hope thai natural resources will be returned to the western provinces. Premier hiarim i dinn- ed from the east yesterday. He was unable tp state exactly upon what terms, but was inclined to the belief that tbe return of the resources would be conditional on the western provinces accepting a smaller annual subsidy Irom the but he was hopeful the decrease might not be very great. Had Plan (o Throw Troops Into Bohemia When Revolts Started TO DRAW UP FIRST ARTICLES OF PEACE PARIS, March supreme council at its sen ion thfs noon will first consider a JSy the United States delegation it> the various committees to draw up articles embodying their reports with a vtftw' to the formulation rff a treaty of peace. The second question on the pro- gram is the discussion on the army and navy reports on new to be Imposed on Germany. GOOD RECORD Lethbrjdge's thrift stamp InvtM- rnents. Jumped 600 per cent hi Febru- ary over January anil Us national sav- eta nip a (nvcstmoiitsi tlifrly FREDERICTON, N.B., March to attract as many pottlbk to New wlck are in the speech from trie throne, read at the open- Ing of the third teuton of the seventh (egMature this afternoon by Utut.-Governor Pugejey. The development of the oil shale de- potltt of New Brunswick It also promised. BERXB, March wireless The. Czfecho-Slorak govern- ment in it-i investigation of the activi- ties df the Oerman vicc'tonsul. Schwartz, who was arrested several days ngo, has learned thai Schwartz was tho Retire worker in Rohcmla in a plan (o iiruvoko -in tier- ruan Hohcmla and Moravia. The Ger- man plan, according lo odvifes rc- cclvert front Prague, WAS to throw troops across iho frontier info Ho- hernia as soon as insurrections planned from Prague, Brunn. Biulh- wftiss and had gained a conaStlcrablc start. German and Austrian spies, it is added, have been discovered in n great ;nany lowns in Bohemia. MEDICINE HAT DOES WELL Goven hundred per cent Increaso thrift stamps investment in February yerjas compared with January, Is Jcinc Hal's record; Have Failed to Fix Legal Responsibility For War PARIS, March report peace eofrfereneft to determine the responsibility of the authors of the jt Is understood, will be completed tonight and presented to an meeting of the supremft council. The work of none of the cJmmlMTont HJM been juarrferf so cEossly as that of tfte comminTon of tmpontibillty. The commUsion's report.jj is undereiootf, while flxinii ticral fdlta ti find legal respontlfallliy becatiM no or no law governing (he or nor court existing to try the Mtm4 If guilt were found to be evident, f- When Armistice Signed There Were Contracts Out- standing LOXDOX, i.nroii BERLIN, March here appear to be of the opinion lhat the strike movement has reached a climax: and that there are that the political situation involved will find early adjustment in the negotiations at Weimar, Independent-Socialists seem to fcc backing away from the move- ment now and are endeavoring to unload the responsibility for the outbreak on th? Spartacans, who are accused cf .having precipitat- ed the strike before organization plans had been perfected. The slogan: "Down with Ebert anct Schicdemann" is no longer given prominence in the agitation. At a preliminary sesilon, the Greater Berlin soviels reject- rd a Spartacus resolution aTmed at the and the government, declared, instead, that the strike has been aimed at the government only because the demands made by workmen have j not been met satisfactorily, j The. Vorwaerts, the.Socialist or- gan, states that It believes an un- I n4 machinery. inmtgt that flrmi Minliuijliu the tint Mtn unabfe to ke- uwe of ttrlKn ind Mtt ilwrt- at rallmy the atrvctlon of neer trfmrt int Halle have ahw carrying out of Mreemcnt.