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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta XII. LKTIiimiUGK. OCTOBER 10, 1919 XUMHKll 231 KOLCHAK'S ARMIES ANOTHER LABOR CRISIS CONFRONTS GT. BRITAIN COMEBACKSTRONG IN EASTERN RUSSIA Kulrhak Calls Con- grass to Consider New Form of Governmenl tliorily In llic o! the supreme Capitalistic Group Opposed To Collective Bargaining .V, Oct. Opposi- tion lo collective bargaining and the HoEeJ vcre amaa'g ,2 ruDda. UOLSUEVIKI WOULD MAKK PEACE INT JJALTIC AIIEA OMSK, Seplj Siberian nrmles of Admiral Kolchak have in their advance westward now-re- gained tire llni of Ihe Tobol river along a front cf 27 mites, imme- diately north of the city of KuY- fian, where the trans-Siberian railway erasers the river. Kurgan itself is under fire and its occu- pation Is I'lmmlr.eni. Heavy fighting Is reported far- ther south where the Ishlm branch railroad toward Ekalrinburg cross- es the Tofacl river. Kolcbak Calls tor.gress OMSK, Sent. Issued bv, Hie Inimuliate dls-paich'lo representing capita! and presented to thc fronl ol many thousands ol to tho national Industrial confer- ees wlio ;iro holilug posia in tb> rair. Admiral Kolchak. succeeded In liav- Ing" the demands held in abeyance pending Ills visit to-'.he front during ULU military crisis when ll appeared problematical OmsJc was sate. Since (he demands wore submitted, it is paid, Cossack delegates have bceir sounding foreign representatives here as to their probable .alt'Cudc In tlic event of n coup Iiclng accijmiillsued. 1 Soviet Peace Move HU5- soviet is willing to begin, negotiations' with representa- tives ot the Dalllc at DorpaL, Llvon'a, It is declared by M. TchtL- ciienn, llio Bolshevik- foreign niluls- tc-r. In replying to proposi- tion from Uorpat by Itiltic provinces, principles slating that Iho'righl of such employees heard and lo se- cure redress should be amply safe- guarded. -'--For the settlement o[ disputes In private Industry, It was proposed that each establishment be regarded as an eiice here. Sympathetic strikes. unit wllfc lists and boycotts were declared to be cry for adjustment ''indefensible, anti-social aud ira 1 of lire; fnr rnn. b LIJ uvfl re consWered Dorjial it the Independence of: the Fltjl- lore as a. reply to demands said Lo iave been submitted by Cossacks un- Jer ItKVeadersliip of Generals DaloH lie states were recognized. ,M. Tchll- chcrlD says Hiat while the soviet gov- ernment irould have iirtferrod ilial md-lvaaoftninofh-tho stale cconoiu'c Uic negoUallons be on ttuncH, composing co-opeiatlrc soclcJ soviet lerntory, !t agrocs lo Ihe selec nea aqd fcailcre of a political faction! tipn ol Dorpal aE for hold- zniniiDsed of men and Ihc "heads llicm antl suEEests Ihcy furious parties. These demands in- Omlod the dismissal of Ihc whole IICT- of the Oinsfc goTcrnniuiiL with !lh Adequate machin- betiveen employees and. iho man- aKemeut. Olhor of.the principles deaH _ _ __ ___ ___ with conditions and hours lot work. ouls, the principle is set forth lhat Images and the right-to'associato and MINERS' DEMAND THAT MINES BE NATIONALIZED REFUSED BY PREMIER; ACTION THREATENED moral." deploring strikes anil lock- Ihc right of strike or lockout "sbould i It was lhat every a550L-lallon, rot be denleil KB an resort I whether ot employees or employers possible means of adjustment have- been exhausted." Tills right, liowcvcr, should only (o private In public utility service it was pro- posed that the state impose such regu- lations as would assure continuous op- means for llit prompt htaring and ad- justment of complaints nnd disputes. Opposition to strikes ol government. employees also was expressed Ibc must lio subject lo public, authority and legally auswerablc lor its own con- duct or that ol Its agents. Adjourn Till Turtday WASHINGTON. Oct. an hour's recess the national In- dustrial conference decided to ad- journ unl-1 .Meantime tlie general committee of 15 will con- proposals presented by tlie labor and the public. v 4 v U.S. SOLDIER KILLED HY RUSSIAN OFFICER on Oct. Bolshevik Outrage STOCKHOLM, Oct. Swed- tliG exception of ArimTral Knlcliak and iah foreign department _in a the appolnlnieiil otancw cabinet com- issued today conBrms the recent oC a premier (o he- chosen l.y of Iho sacking oj he tell he polllfeal leaders aod six minis- leeaiion in Pelrograri and tLe consular o DC named by the premier. At ojncors in Petrograd end Moscow b> prtscnt thcr- arc 10 members' of Ihc the Bolshevik authorities. It Js dc- "Under tho ulaii suuniittcd. the (lie conmiander-tn-cTiEcI of irmy, the" Ftatc controller .and Iho Minimum "ot the economic .council uroultV report direct to the supreme icatl of Ihc govern m ciil. Jlcforras in clarcd that valuables and private de- posits aggregating. roubles the I were confiscated. H Is reported that nil the other lega- tions In Pefrograd were similarly treated; sayBftho-st4lement. protest: ngainst the- occur- _._--_. irniV'ndmliilstratlon were also includ- rciicc II being the slate sG, callloG.tor Ihc- conccntration'of nti- LONDON, Oct. "George" today completed Qrcat Britain's vatificalion of the German "document ratified by him has been'dispafched to Versailles. Claims Soldiers Vocationally Trained Unable to Follow the Vocations for WhiclfPrepared OTTAWA. Oct. .V cominlinica- ;lou wiis received by tlic jnmmlttsc on re-csUiblishlhcnt from Ihe Hallrn-t .branch of Iho Array and IJiivj- Vclcnins of Canada asking Hint loldlcrs who lind scrrtd at Halifax lic_ on activfi war and had suffered Ilironel: it, ivaa iirgcil "lhat sol- liers having served in Hie garrison ihcrc had uccii theatre of ivar. The letter was filed. An appeal on behalf ot Die officers )l the Canadian Dental Corps was re- "lelv'ud from J. A. Armslronff, Ihrdngh as_liRV.rng Itcen n-ar service. tlallfaJ xu ivar aj "lelv'ud llr. C' 'oiran, of They were indcr A hardship as tbey could not. liovc lo n new province lo practice. riio communication was fllcfl." -Mr. -AlacNolU called attention lo JJctory Joan mh-trtialng In regard to rOcRlloiml training and hu submitted a ifimber of rjucgllpniittirejf, ITOIH- men focatlpimlfy trained who claimed Ihoy Korc litiablo lo tho trades KMcli Ilicy were t mined. One; Paltry declared ho ivas nnCnr. "nobody wanted the services )f a returned soldier." .Yearly all sol Hers wanted casli bonuses. W. G. Greig, president the Air Servico Association, ol nfil- sh Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, said there were 530 paid up members In British Columbia. Sir. Grelg submitted thn.1 Imperial soldiers should ho given cnualily as compared Ihe C.B.F. Cenaln do parimenls ol Ihc government in this country discriminate ngainsL'sIr (orcc members, wiliiiss staled. Thl ivas done whenever there was an op porUmlly. he asBtrttdT1 .ivcr brougnl back Irom the air' forco t (ho Hoyal Fifing Corps (or ono clay purposely lo reduce them to Iho rank :hoy held three yjuars before, and their pay was also therefore reduced. ployed OTTMVA, (Jr.L Iho or- [anlzatlon of .the Canadian National Hallway .company has not been com. pleltd iindcr, Ihe legislation Incorpor thai company was. Elated to the lenalo Sir James 1-oug- icoil.'ln answer .to nn Inlulry, by Sen- Ito'f leader of tJio opposl- lion. As to tho'further extension 'and construction of authorized lines, Sir lames gald Hal In sorao CHEC.S thorc- bad been citonslon o( tho limp auth- srlzcd (or Tho Mil fixing salaries (or Iho board Df commerce given a third read- URGHfG S.WISS TO J03N LEAGUK OMSK. Oct. United Stales m Vladivostok shot and killed recently Tiy a Russian officer, it has been learned here. This aud other incidents led to a demand from, the allied commanders at Vladi- vostok for the removal of the Russian troops from that city. A vigorous protest bj- tha Omsk government, however, led Jo withdrawal of the demand. S.MALU'OX AT BURDETT AND GHAUTAUQUA OFF Owing lo a smallpox epidemic in the town of Ihe Chautgu- qua will net appear as scheduled in that town on, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesda'y cf next week. This necessary cancellation of appoint- ments Is sincerely regretted by the Chautaurqua--manftgement and 'io'lhc residents-of Burdetl who were confidently expecting a re- cord attendance'this year. Prac- tically all the for i had been pold and expectations for thorough enjoyment had run high. If can be made the Chaulauqua will appear ar a later dale. Miss Addle Johnston, th- local superintendent, sorely dis- appointed at tfie appearance and effect of the epidemic and sincere- ly hopes for ill early in -the, community. She. as- sures reaidenli that every sible effort-will-be put forth lo. ;tecLre 'a .later -for --town; _, '1 Will IE! Statement on Railway Legisla- tion E.vrieded This After- Grain Dill Lloyd George Declares it Impossible to Accede to Sar.key Report and Extreme Action May Be Taken to Enforce Trades Unions Counted on lo Support Miners' Trades Union- Congress trj Consider Refusal Meets October 22. OTTAWA, Ocl. has abandoned all idea of finishing tusl- Ihis week. H has teen decided Co aTlJoum on Friday _lmlU over Thanksgiving Day and lo proceed j with business on Tuesday night. A stalemeoi as lo iho gorernsjent'fi proposals in regard to railway legis- lation is promised Tor Friday afler- noon. The prohibition bills were not proceeded with this afternoon, 'at- Inoujh It is understood Uial the net result of tlie lonp drawn out confer- ence' on tile matter-Ibis morning was tliat the legislation Till be gone .on Ministerial explanations in re- gard lo the bills in caucus, it'J3 said, went a long the direction of smoothing out opposition ou lue part of tie government's supporters. Devastated Area of Acref Rapidly Being Brought Production PARIS, Oct.- Andre Tordieu. member ol Ihe French peace commission, speaking' .it a meet- ing ol the French-American Club, gave Interestinejllgures on the reconstruc- tion work ;accomplishcd sinc.c the- ar- ijiislice. Sixty thousand o[ the 00i> houses In the battle area wrecked] by shell fire have been repaired ,and i 700 of kilometres of canals' rendered useless in the course of Iias- lllitics arc again in commission. Gt the JP1CO plants destroyed by the enemy 5SS repaired. Equally reraiirkable progress Is te- g made Jn restoring let cultivation the vast areas in the devastated re- gions. The clevaalalcd area embraced ncrns. Ol tUia, approximately I acres'liave been returned lol the farnicra and acres of Haroj ready lor'lhe seed- Over COO.OpO of barbed; been discntnngled and carried, away in Ihc' operation, I Capl. Tnrdlcu added lhal a counlry teady For Action Allies Theaten to Step in and Clean Up Germans in Letvjn COPENHAGEN, Oct. ,fih and French Warships in the harbor Rloa have cleared for .action, -according to a dispatch' from Riga to the Lettlth informa- tion bureau, on account of the .attack- by_ German troops under the command of Gen. von der Goltr upon the Lettish army de- Tending Riga, Breaks Ptdce Treaty PARIS, Oct. iTbc hellish forces on October S, lo H ProlesL rccaiTRd by Oct. one labor difficulty the government paseei to another- No sooner'was the railwaymen'a wage crisis Ejrmounted or deferred than the miners' demand for (fie nationalization of mines confronts the Premier ,Lloyd George Informed a deputation yesterday that the government unable lo adopt the proposals mad- by irTe coal corn- fled. Frank h'odgee, secretary of the miners' federation, said after (he premier's statement at yesterday's conference that "the government1! altitude had created a very grave situation" and the utterances of other labor men show they universally 6hare this view. A feature of th't art- dresses made by members of the deputation to Mr. Lloyd according lo reports, a complete absence of bluster or violent language. ThsEr statements were Intended to show by reasoned argument that nationalization of the mines was entirely In the Interests of the community and also that the miners were supported In Iholr demand by the whole body of trade unionists throughout the country. From'quoted statements of prominent Tabor il Is apparent they not only believe nationalization desirable, but are convinced there will be a constant unrest in the labor world until it granted. It appears to be their im- pressfon lhat if extreme action-Is necessary to enforce the demand it will npt only be the miners who will strike, but trade unionists generally. Private Ownership T It Is becoming Increasingly evirtent thai, apart from arguments claiming lhai, nationalization would he a hene- fit to the commun-ty, there is a strong LOOK FOR SETTLEMENT FIUME SOON lamation ol peace. D. D. "was disposed to think the raclhod of handling thejv Canadian .wheat crop adopted by the veumifiiiL was abaurd, while Mr. Rpbjj 'roinpJainfrdTntflt. tbe, price- ol In Can of con Importation anil wheat. Sir Foster vlgorou'ly de- fendetl_lhe plan adopted and it WM approved by lion. T. A, Crerar; JirGeoree told the house thai approx- imately 50 per cent, ot tbe surplus Trlieat crop bad b'een disposed of by the Brain board. He ivould not undcr- taX'O to, stale the. uJUmnle .price the) farmer-.would because thd 1 sale of the'remainder ol the surplus] would spread over'several months. j On second .reading o[ the "bill to per- mit llio temporary majinfacliirr, -im- portation and sale of oleomargarine. Donald Sutherland, J. H. Sinclair and other members resumed their object- Ions, but Michael .Clark, who .defend- ed H as a. food and free trade advocate waa in favor ot it. After some-further discussion a six months' hoist a div- ision. TH1ESTB, Oct. Gra- zioH, former commander ot the v v llallnn garrlsou at Fiume, lett Trieste for Rome this evening v on his way from Flume where he was sent by tlie lo confer iviili d'An- nunzlo. He sippearcd cbcc-rlul nnrt confident anil frjends''-V announced (he eeneral.hari as- ff merit of-the-Filmic would be rcachert. dlH.iculty v feeling ntaoae workers Hint (ho ent s rles era hilled or Incapacitated anil wli'.ch ntvcrthclesa.r ol ils own efforts, lind accomplished' such a showing Jmg .1 right to rely on llic otfeclivc liolp of ils allies to restore completely its economical and financial status. Oct. Swiss com- miltco Tor tho league of nations is arranging !o hold a nationwide cam- paign iicxl vrcek in Iavorvor the ndhcr- ciicc or Switzerland lo IhtA, will ho lieM Jn all Important cities rtntl lowiis- lu spilo ot.Llio selection of a Swlsp rlty, Oenevn, us tho hendquartera ,of Ihc kagiic, (hero has beftn some op- l.oalllon in SvrJlzcrJpnd lo acccpllnff membership Owing lo (he fact thai it might conceivably un- der certain circumstances require an abandonment of SwItzcrlaiuVs traiUt- lonnl absolute neutrality. LOUIS HILL GIVES UP G.N.R. PRESIDENCY ST. Minn., Ort. Tlnlpn Uudd, ex ecu live vice- presMeiil of the (Ircal North- succeeded ]-CllJS IP. mm Oct. O'Kcofc, Sinn Fein member of par-' linmcnL Kr llio jNorlliem DivJalon o( Cork, who ncqtiltt.ed on Sent. 25 1-y a court niarllal OH the- o[ Iiavlnp nrma in hla ritia-' session, but was held on turlhpr cliargoa, Jncluiline tho accusation. oT acdillnii, Wa9 acntcnced today lo IS months' Imprisonment for sccltl- loiis utterances, He was BrrcatcJ on Sept. 1'2, dnrfnp Iho nncl scarfilica for arms carried oul by the authorities unil clacwhcro IIK Irclnnd. ALLEGED FINN AIIKESTIJO AT POUT AfiTHUtt Ihc pcaco conference from (.do (ish government- The allies are asked to take decisive-action ngolnsl "violation o[ Ihc ncacc treaty antl to compel Germany lo comply with, the terms of the Versailles' pact." it is claimed (Junnan troops In jvctvia "arc llireatcnlng the world antl uniting wllli pro-Cicrman Ilnss'.ins.1' The Rovcmment declares it >vjJl obstinately dcfenrl Jls Jntkjicnd- BIGSIEELRM Senate Labor Committee Goes To PiHsbiirg to Look Into' PITTSDUrtG, Pa., Oct. bers of the senate labor commltleo in- vestigating the steel strike arrive 'd here today nnd Immediately plunged Into (bo work of inquiring inlo condit- ions anrroundlng tho'Inbor struggle in_; iho Piltsbnrg dhtricl. There senators in Lhe parly. Chairman Ken- j-on, 1'hlpps, MrKcllar and Sterling. Tho first stop was made at tho Homestead plant of the Carnegie Stetil company, a subsidiary ot Ito United -Slates Steel Corporation. Just aflcr mm i mi