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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VULUMK XI. LETHBRIDGE, ACBEttTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1018 NUMBHr. '15 MUST PERFORM DUTY Ottawa, Feb. 2.-Amendmfent has been mnde to llie Military Service.regiilatioiiB in regard to (ippealH from IIk; dcclsiona o( local tribunals. The amend-, mcnt provldea that In caHC ot an oxtonaibn of time, for appealing hiving been given, tlio extension Is given conditional on the man performing any military diily lie may have been ordered to porforni, president Board of Trade Says Horses Will Have To Be Killed OH to Save Feed ' BARON RHONDDA URGES PEOPLE TO RAISE MANY SPUDS .'London, Feb. 2.-Addressing ajncet-5ng ot tarnior^ Ivefc yesterday, Rowland ISdmund Proiherd;- president of the board oi! agriculture, aaid the ie people' ot this country would l^e ^le to receive at least titty per cent JiiOfo food iTor each person than the Oerm^ns ,fire supposed to bo getting, �but dtS5hot get. iHe unnoimced thfit ou ! November 1 next, he would take over 1 the wh9le;surj)liui,-�otato crop oC Great" JlWialn and that ibe minlmtmr price >Vould range from fiue pounds, sterling to Six pounds.'ten shillings a tmi." " E POLISH Want t� Leave Russian Ariny and Retui'n Home, But the Huns Stop Them Pet^grad, Fob. L'.-About 40,000 Polish troops In the Russian army who have maintained their units Intact in the face of the Bolabevikl reorganization measures and who had expressed a desire to return from Itussia to' Poland, have been stopped "hy a German objection to the plan. Germany has absolutely refused 'to permit their repatriation. .  � . These troops -are still commanded by their old otficera, having resisted the Bolshevikl defy of 'reducing the officers to the ranks nnd electing new ones. Members of the Bolshevlki peace delegation at Brest-bitovsk have been refused permission by Dr..Von Kuehl-mann, head ot the German delegation to visit Warsaw. Dr. Von Kuehlmann however, allowed a member of the Ukraine rada who had participated in the peace negotiations to go to the Polish capital. emKiw TTRflOPS GOOD PROGRESS Are Clearing Country of Red Guard-Great Enthusiasm on Behalf of Govt. Labor Men Want Central ntrol Board for All Rys.; pose Conscription Labor SEVEN BERLIN SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE DIET HAVE BEEN ARRESTED Stockholm, Fob. The latest reports- from 'Finland Indicate that the government troops under Uenernl Man-' nerheim are making good progress to-^yard the south, defeating detachments ot the red guards and the Russian Bolshevlki on their way. The taking of KriHtineftad was of especial value us It gives the government troops access to K harbor and Iielps to solve the problem of feeding the troops. By occupying Tavastehusm, General Mau-nerheim' has cut railway communication from llelslngfors to Tainmcrfors. The victory of the Red Guards along the Kemtr river can be only temporary because this if allotted to the rear of the government troops and it must be assumed that General Mannerhelm can detach enough men to overcome resistance there, which is offered chiefly by Russian garrisons who have no means of obtaining further supplies. A Finnish courier who left Finland Wednesday repor|B great cnthusiasni among the peasants throughout East Bothnia and up to the northornrao.st Finland, on hehaU ot the government. Sixty-year-old fathers, and their young sons, many ot the latter not more than 15 years old, are fighting side by side with General .Manner-helm's forces. Flee From Capital Amsterdam, Feh. 2.-The itelsing Ottawa, Feb. Repr�.^(,nliillvo.s of labor who bave"beeu i!i confcrouco with Ihc government im- the past week have loft'the cnpK.Tl, and the conferences are'now foududcd. The points raised b.V the labor men In the co.urse oE the-week's discussion covered a wide field., Tlicii- attitude ond suggestions and. the views expressed are covered in tin uthorltatlve report made available today by the Dominion Trades and Tjabor cuimicll after con-. suUntlnn with.members of the government. A full, confldonllal statement, it is intimated,.will he issued loter to all local unions in the Dominion. Natlonallxation Railroads The labor men asked for the nation-allxation of all'railroad!'. Falling action by tlje governnujnt In this dircc-tioi\, the government were requested to create a central control Hoard which |"would operate tho roads as a unit during the war. Shortage ot labor for railway maintenance was regarded by the labor men as being largely a myth. Statements were;, mad�-.by the Canadian vice-president of. the Maintenance ot Way l>;niployuU\ moan llic j'stablishment of the days of slavery, while no official slalement on this ))ohit was nu^dc by the govern--ment the labor mfu regarded It as I'.io concensus ot opinion among cal)lnct ministers that conscription ot farm labor would be irapructicablo. ? : > : : : > ? > > ? : : the 1 lavas Agency from Kerne ? says the reinforccmont of Swiss have been added to the torces. (CONWNUEI) ON FaQB 6) HONOR LIEGE DEFENDER l*aris, Feb. -General Leman, .defender of Ijlege against the German Ihvasioi) early in the war, an-ived In Paris last night. Ho was greeted at the station by the Belgian minister nnd reprosentalives of President Poln-care and General Dubail, .the military governor of Paris. COUNTER REVOLUTION Petrograd.'.Tari. 31,-A counter-revolutionary plot has been unearthed by tho.Bolshevlki authorities In Petro-grad. Sixty other officers and soldiers have been arrested by the Bol-hevlkl. *- Petrograd, .l&ll.'.^lv^The capture of Kiav.;)>y 4he BolsheWkl .virtually without reslSl&Tice^ IhsufjS!? Uje,' authority ot the Bolshevlki radi-ill the Ukraine. Petrograd and Mbsfcow detachments of the Red Guard formetl the Bolshevlki attacking'party and the city capitulated after thdy hart Hired four shots from their'caunoii. Tho evening newspapers declare that M. Vin-njchenko, pjesldetit of the Ukraine sicretaria and other members of the Ukrainian rada have been arrosted. A revolutionary goveriiment has been sot up and the new rada will be composed of Russian, FoUsh and German representatives of the inhabitants of he Ukraine. The defeated Ukrainians ar^ said to be gathering at Pptcliei's, south ot Kiev, where General St. Cherbajpheft I also Is reported to be. , . German Rcilort Say.s Senator Stone of .U. S. and North-/cliffe Started it Telegraph Briefs WON'T BE SERIOUS Amsterdam. Feb. 2.-While the police and military are preparing for a general strike in Amsterdam on .Monday, there arc indications that the movomonl probably will not assume serious proportions. London, Feb. 2.-^Berlin reports alleging an Anglo-American plot to foment revolution ,In the central powers tors correspondent of the Copenhagen i arc published bjf/Cologne newspapers, Dagens Hyhoder reports that nil th'e ; according to an vExchauge Telegraph shops, the large restaurants aiyl the dispatch from-Amsterdam. In Wash-b.-mks of thetiapital are closed luid tlie ington on NeWi Year's Day, it 'is .said, inhabitants are fleeing from the city' "  ,^ .,.� by ^e hundreds. Five members of the old senate, who were in biding since the outbreak of the revolution, are said to liav^succe.eded. In escaping from Helainglors. AGIST FIRE Frequency of Fires in Warehouses Is Commented On- Must Be Incendiarism Tells of th Work of the Hstlifax Relief Commission ^IJalll'ax,'jiain, simple tales of the uiniJlnchMiff .'wny the odds were oyerconf^. � ' �' . Talking oybv.the work done In Hall;; ikx with'the Wi'iter ot this dospatcli, �who :(jjt^'.4hec)fy(Q!ty,ii[ilght wolf bo proud/of ItB-;yoiip8^oc'b^i^slMoss men wh6 had Borvefto'nitho.committees as they had stood' ).ho,,tq9i'ii;eniarkably well. , Of the / rfliconstriiotlmi cowmittee, the iudgb.r.emarKqV' '  I'll : lo iiiV l.ii I bqr d>t^t$Q Ji'oiriiniSHion, who told the 1 �wrltet.tftaC^the'reconstruction work Jn�d been carried on with energy and Jnttlatlyo, Vft-�'I , A'UwicoWHti'uotlon committee of wblillT'Colinol, R. S. Low, builder of Vttlga,rtlefr/nj|)d Borden military camps, was'Yblti)>te^r munuger and G. Fred 'Pearsbp, ,Bi\lUn5{, was chairman, faced �: troijjpmJousj.sovloH �1' tasks. Tlioy Ji^4 lb iniUo/epalrs ip partially ruined housoHi''cloi^r UP the ruined area and H�Iva|^irinit(wl�(' that might bo useful/i elUnlnftte tho Dnsslblllty of a Cevsr opl- bulld ^offices for tlie xoniiuisslon; get huge rtuantities of supplies over a single track Hue; hire 5,000Uien in all parts of the Doinin'loii; and at the same time. Install-a'business system to handle all the operations. All these nndertakjng have not only been accomplished but were .worked simultaneously by, some wlzardy that the report does not describe,  The report goes on Jjb tell in detail the stupendous natiire'pi; the tasks accomplished and thio severe strain it entailed on the wbrlters, - Finances With regard tb flnancos the report states; 'Quite'early in thb da^s after the dislstor a thorough system ot handling the money' being received from siibscrlptibns tb^Jthit reilBt fund nnd disbursed was evdlved. ThiS work was placed In tbebaiidB of Price, Wu-terlipuse and company,' auditors, London, Knglaud, >nd Ciaiiada, wbo appointed oho of Us'expert accountanis, H. S. Glass, to Install,thb coihmoi'clal method ot audltluBiair accounts. Ho reports that so far he ^.^lias received 13,300,000 and ppid but $590,000, ^ "VN'hen five tooi|:4bp>bts were opened, I meals for.lS.OOtf pbbple weire'dlstribut-'ed every day, wliile threb liVikidred families received f rei(h hiUk..: Tlte hospitals were also Ubpt'in-ijuppUiss while outlying dlstrJctsvwerio visjled, often under jhe most iiKorous weather conditions." : :[-^f'::Q-::-  ' Distributtdi'MuchBrkad This coinmltteb; distributed 100,000 loavea.of bread, In the two weeks the supply depots wbrb'opon.. . Work 'ainongitho ^Injured and food-less, as well as .(ho 'talnllies of hurt people were undoftaken' bythb reba-bllltatlon cbmmltlefi. for which .T.' H. Falk, Solvation Army clilblot-statf, re-, ports. . , . �. The emorganoy.cortvn^itteo'S'records show tlint'nearly .l'/,OOQ blankets and l.soy uullis wore m-q. �8,nd'I'VlMljoos \v;hq could not,be hous-'port. WHO' DP PAMPHLETS "'A'msterdam, Feb. 2.-Two ejipturod British airmen, the Tagps Zeltiing says, have been sentenced by a German ccjurtmartial to ten years' Imprisonment for dropping n hostile proclamation In Gormany. V ' " Want Reprisals .Loudon, Fob. 2.-Reprisals are demanded by {be Daily Mail for tho action of: tho German mUltat-y uuthori-tiesi In ..sentencing two^Britlah alrnmu to .ton ,y6ars' luwlponment for" drop, ping leitflots in Germany, ^  The Daily Mail wants the roprlsulu ;vto t�ke, the form of.putting German enters and prisoners on the sam^ OE SUB CHASERS U. S. Spe.eding up Construction of These I^ece'ssary Bpttts . ./'Noy , ' AVitshlngton, Feb. 2.-Tho now fleet ot American submai'lnb^chasers' will be-augmented by a boll every day I wlien the cycle of production is complete.' fho first I vessel has already been startedViu^ho fabricating shops nt the* Ford Motor -Company plant nt Detroit; (Construction will ge'by'stages. Materials that goV Into construction 'ufe ecr^lnioono end tff the plant as rapidly as it is planned to produce the cora-pletfed i)roduct,at the other. ' � The..-whole, number of boats cpntract ed br->Yil| M ijiutleivconstructiobslmul taneousis*' titibiio: Stag^. The boats yiltj all ;be;fabricated nt the Ford'prnnt,; ijrpgr'essing by stages until thoy are laimolicd at, Detroit, to be brought to tUo sea- via tho canal system and inland --\vatorwaya. Thoy will measure 200 feel and displace about 500 tons, wIilcU Insures''onsy passage io Uio soar-,.:^--'- ^ . �� ' Ottawa, Feb.. 2.-The food control ler's regulations in, control of Cnnajl Ian mills automatically prohibit the nmnufaciure Of farina, th-enm of Wheat or alrailar i)roducts. , Additional regulations which have just been announced j)rovido that upon Written apidlcatlon tlio food (fontroller niaj grant permission to mills to manufacture what is known to the trade as furinn for chiUlren and Invalids. The regulations also^provlde tor nn annual license fee of ?10 for all mills of 100 bbl. capacity or less a day. This fee is increased by ?5 tor. every additional 100 barrels or fraction thereof In daily capacity up to a luaximum fee of $B00. Each flour millls required to mako u written statement on the first and sixteenth days ot every montli, showing the ^traount of wheat ground during tlie jn'ovipus halt month, the weight of flour produced therefrom and tho ttuantlty of wheat used in making MJach barrel of 106 pounds I of-flour. Millers are permitted to make blended flours by mixing spring and winter wheat but the regulations re-(luire that, no mill shall lake more than 272 pounds of sound, clean wheat to make 198 iiunnds of nny-blended flour. Such, blended flours shall be known as a straight" run or full 100 per cent flour, extraction or division of patents, clears or low grades being expressly prohibited. \mt,\fv*rx fillip .,|j.,,'...K^'�D.'i�it i.iin.. anui^ I Hi0h-.'t,'V >, ,'� ,.    rqtlouB.i^nd living contUtioi)* as. pris- Low .v ........ oneraGermany. J FortcMtTFaliv and - WEAOiElt 29 ' -1 HUN SOiLlSTiRESIED AmUordam, Fob. 2'.-Bbrllu evening nowspaiiors Just rocei-vdd here state that Wllherm Dlttman, SbclaDst member of the reichstag, was arrested when he attempted lo addro^s-a urowd III u suburb in Berlin. � Protest Arrest � London, Feb. 2,-A uatlonuldcmon-str.'itlon is being orgitnlKed In Gorninny us a protest against ilui arrest of Ilorr Dlttman, an lOxchangc TolOgrttph-despatch from AmatonluMt reports. Hugo Hnase, a Socialist deputy, uppealod.to Chancellor Von FlortUng to .obtain the release of tlerr tliltmau; The chancellor said ho was powerless, i\B Berlin was atlll In tho han(]8 pi the .military, THANKLE8S JOB Braulford, Out., Feb", 3,^Tho local advisory fuol (!ommUtoo;'iWhlch'''8lnce New Year's has booni'bitt'tllh^i^o dls-Irlbuto inadequate SuppUbsv.-'amot)g orowdsi wlifcli constdiutly detmunded more, threw up , tho i/jqb �! -yu^tei'dHy. The committee huii\ljfe,nrji|b^spd?vfroB-)y, the police 1 "  ' - � top one young g mft�'9'tpi;r|nriRt l.oniloM, Ki!b, 2.-Seven Berlin tiir^ . lories liavc been phu.-ed under marHrtT law and I ho strlkcrM ordered lo i-csuiu'" their work by 7 o'clock :Monday morning at (lie latest, according to a Central .News desiiiUch from Amsterdam toda.v. Tlirir faihu-i; to return, it im announcoil. will he piinl: a general strike that shall put a stoj) to nil industrial activities, and ospiic- '\ ially tho war industry, only by a rev-olutioii and by wresting. from the, ' , liand^ of tyrants a democratic repub-- j : , He for Germany, can a halt be called ^0 to tho international butchery and a . general peace be brought about. -- "Workers! I^et us preiiaro lor-an j-^ Immediate, stiff-necked ami dotorml'n-. �;, ed notion en masse. This is Ihe only , f way to end the torments and misery '  we are suffering. "The battle cry must bo 'Down with a separate peace,' delay no longer, . Gorman workers, men and woman,' alike, but act and acl with vigor,� spar-. :. ing nftne. Above all.^wo must not de--lay. Now .is the time to sH'lUu-U'formidable blow." ^ t Thd sumo correspondent sends an- .* excerpt from uil editorial of , .Yor-> .," waerts; which oppeared again Fridty' lifter being suspended. Tlie Vorwaerts ; -; says: ' .'( "We do not want the disruption :or j v'' berniany or civil war. We waut|bo j 'i govorumefit to understand the stand--point of a ufajority of the people, "it . , Is a slraplG quarrel between those who i ' want peace by might and thosoiwho > vi want peace by undei'stauding."^: ' ; � ' Tho Cologne Yolks Zeitung, de- � nouncing the Socialists, says: 'i "It is evident that the Social-Depig-ivt cracy considers the time hns come- to '4 ronllao lis programme by acts-of viol- ; once. It wints to tear the reins frotii i % the bunds of. tho government 4xnd do-" cldotho destinies of tho country it6olf,f..v-' hut tho Socialist leaders are not-'yet .j the rulers of Germany. ' i ;S � '-'v:--; Main. Centres- >i i %i AmBtej'dam, Fob. a.--The-'main Con-- fs tres- of the German strike ntovemont " J^l's according to n seml-offIclal. istatoinent froiuN Berlin, are the districts of Ber- .'ifJI Ifn and Altona, The lattor'lncludesitlie.l'iiiwl .......b^'k^Ll^.... armament centres ot Haraburgv Kiel, , The* other armament manufuQ,- if i turlng.districts, the Khiiieland, PUe'sl^, P> k the ^aav district and tlio Kingdom dt"?'.f,'! 'Sa:touy, hav^ been oompavaUveJviiatiloL ! -. ub to this tltno. , '. ^"^^p^nJi.M I  frontier,, gon'esppndent 'Ot;> tllife I Hnndelsblad"speaks t of mt^ot* ,i(J8B ^leld. lu-w�stQi'u\()umau\ lo (ifi. (CONtlNUBb pXae SEVB ....... ffKi^dnhi i -t >-��� 65 0 36 8435 079636 ;