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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. Russia Now Completely Out of War-Repatriation of Prisoners Is Arranged Louilon, Feb. 12.-Conflrmiitlon of tliu Gerniun ropoi'l flint. UiiBsin Iuih wltlidrawn from iho, wnr 1u contiitiieil in an otriclnl UuRsfan statement fe-cclvod hero today. The statement say.s Uuaala declares the wnr with Germuny", Austrla-Mun-gary, Turkey and Hiilgary, to liave ended, RuBBlari troops simultaneously recetvlnB an pnrer for complete demobilization on all fronts. For the defense of the frontier aorac,delacU-inouts of younf^r soldiers will be loft. Although the annouiiceinciit was made yesterday in several dispatches from Gorman sources, this is the first word from Russia regardluK her wlth-di-awftl from the war. The peaee negotiations with the central powers have been ended, the statement �.iy�. Tho Rn.sslan delegation refused to sign a Iroaly providing tor annexations by Germany.  Neverthe-les.9, Russia will not continue tho war with the'German and Austrian "workmen and peasants, like ourselves." Repatriate Prisoners Amstordam, Fob. 12.-Gorman and Russian delegates at Petrograd, ac-c;ordIng to a dispatch from Berlin, haro signed an agrooment calling for tho earliest possible repatriation of prisoners of war unfit for mllltury sorvloc. 0�vlnB'to traHsporlnlion dif-ticuUlos in Russia, it is declared delays are expected. TOC0NMTHE ' Otlav.'i'i, F6i):il.-Dan J6hnBtm),-W!i.ti !rn.(� fdr'tHelftBttwo years rept-e^enlSd the Dominion livestock branch on tho union stock yards. Is'to have, under tho minister of agriculture full control of the administration of the Livo-Btoek and Livestock Product Act. which was passed last session of tjie federal parliament. This announcement was made by M. S. Arkell. livestock commissioner, today when welcoming the delegates from all the ' stock yards and livestock exchanges of Canada. Tho , representatives of the aastern and western livestock unions iind the, deputy ministers of agricul- � tui:fi or Canada who had been Invited to discuss tho rules and regulations tor the control of stock yards and livestock exchanges. . Vpllo.wing this announcement, which was received with mavUed approval by tlie delegates, Mr. Arkell gave a brief history of the origin of the act. The day has been spent~~mainly in aiscus/ig tho atotkyard regulations and while all the rules anil regnlatioiis passed are of interest to shippers there are one or.two that arct of os-poclal importance, tho two discnssed it greatest; length relating to iiifornia-Moii on scale tickets and the old time iiuostion of whether stock should or 9houl(i not be weighed off cars. With regard to tho scale tlc^ket .the clause as orlginnllV drafted by the department was,adopted after nearly an.hour St discussion. The point opposed jtrehuously by tho commission nftn was the placing of tlie price on the j^alo ticket. ;Their objection, as stat-nil, was that it would occasion loss of lime and iiocossitale the employment >f more men. 'thu clause afe passed, reads: "Scale tickets shall now show dale, weight of animal, name of commisHiou . merchants,..dealers or cfwner, name of buyor, laimber of nniniala sold, class of stock and tho price," .The clause on niothods of weighing stock on arrival was 0|imlly passed tis tollows: � ' "For the purpose of arriving at ivelght for assessmfjut i of freight charges aU stock ,'Shall be unloaded as i0iH as possible after placing at sliutos. "A cortiticalo shall bo furnished the railway company showing complete jutturn>i;'faar and weight, Kach straight carload to be weighed Intact IS unloaded, mixed cars to have each tlass of stock weighed and vailed sep-urotoly., The count and outrun (.-er-ilficato io bo. accepted as' correct iheck of Btocsb in ,car and number pf Ii6aa 101" which stQck yards compatty la responsible, lii the event of other � irrangement mut'Uillly sntistaa.tory being made fur aa�ertainrng weIg)^t>for iSBessment" of freight charges, the passing of the stbok over tho scales DUSt bo dlfipqn�ed with, but in any iveut'our turn certificate ogtablishtng \anni shall be Isttuod by tho stock rai'dsj company,". A length^ discussion took place on :he waste pf (eeU oocasioned by feed-i�e: hiai|lo^. Itefore tho conclusion of tlie fjel>;rte. which mny continue for two liiree | daj!-,, the radical and labor meiMbor.s i ngtiiu will urge their views roKanling KAISER TRANSFERS HIS HEADQUARTERS London, l'"eb, 12.-Kmperor Wiillanrii persona! hoadnuartor.s are to bo transferred to Spa, the Uelglan watering place near tho Prussian frontier, according .to Htntements In tho Gorman press, says the Kxchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam, The emperor cxpecl.s to take the cure there for a short time, it U said. N Thousands of-Them Participate in Riots in Danisit Capital. who Is on leava'trw" the Italian front. It was decided,' that in view of tins war the peers awl pocresses, would not wear their gorgaous titular'robes and cdronots, while tho naval and military niembors of both' houses would wear the .sorvioe dress instead of the flashy gold-lacod full dress uniform, important Session Tiie, proceedings on tllis occasion w'iil 6e full of liitercsv and importance Submarine Menace Tho submarine menace, food rationing and tho dispute with the engineers regarding tho extension of compulsory military service are among the other topics which viM'ious mem-bei'h hope to raise Imt as tlie government aims to have tho vote on the motion regarding tho king's speech taken on Thursday at the latest it is probable the debate will bo reslrlctcil. NEW PLAN FOR , LINCOLN'S lilRTHDAY Springfield, His., Fob. 12.-Obsen'-ance pf tho birthday of Abraham Lincoln, bor�i lOlt-years ago, took a'more popular turn than tor many years In Springfield^ the Jast resting place of the martyred preS{\en!. Instead of the exclusive banque^bf former occasions, two miiBs meeti'ni v;ere arranged tor thid afternopii-'^d tonight in the state arsenal. Ciiuia4(||.and Ireland; united to honor thiis?j4Ji4,ferican hero. Justico William HTKHWaell, of the. supreme court of (^tarlo,: and T. P. O'Connor, Washington, Feb. 12.-Trading In live or freshly killed hensAand pullets anywhere In the United States is forbidden In an order announced yester--^ay by the United States food administration. February 23 is fixed as tho date whon fresli stock'must be disposed of and it adds that additional stocks may not bd" purchased. \ By restricting the killing of chickens which sli.ould be heavy layers, the food administration hopes to Increase the production of eggs and allow them to be put in storage �t a reasonable price. . Uegina, Sask., Fob. 12.-'tt'haL is expected to prove the greatest gathering 1(1 the history of tbe Saskatchewan Grain Grower?', association opon-\~S(t this morning at 10 o'clock In the Metropolitan Methodist church here. Registration figures are not yet known but the raalu tlqbr and galleries of tho .church were packed to the limit. President Maharg, M.P., rec.elyed a tremendous ovation when ho took the platform and loud ttpplauso signalled tho entry of most of the leaidera.bf tlie farmers' movement in this province. __________........ ..-V. ... ... an ap- court oi qntario,: ami T. P. O'Connor, preach to public discussion and 3(.Ste-^li!|3h NdUortalist leader In''parliament, menl of terms that may'Jend, to a jtist ijeing oh the protfsiaui-iiSj spoakersat peace without compromising IheUnll- tonight's meeting? \' ed Ht.=itea' determination to continue -----' the war until such a peace is obtalne^j. The Now York Herald says: "The president's address will compel a fvir-ther statement from the Gorman chancellor to the reichstag and a definite enumeration of the Imperial government's reasons for rejecting the^ enlightened principles that Mr. Wilson has laid down. Tt will strengthen the hand of all the liberal elements In Germany and Austria-Hungary and it must Inevitably widen the growing breach between the German autocracy and the peojilcs of Austria-Hungary,"' The Sun says: "This is a very remarkable intoUectual achioveuiont on the part of the president viewed merely as such. IJut what ought to impress the country and tiie world far more tivan any brilliancy.of foil play with Von Hertllng, and tactful use. of the opportunity presented by the war weariness of Austria-Hungary Is hi� reaffirmation of tho nation's purpose to fight on forever, it. necessary, rather than yield one essential of that for which we are fighting." The New York Staats Zeltung: "Tho most significant feature of the prosklenl'h address before tho country Is Us admission that negotiations looking to the qonclusion of peace are already under way. AT IMPORTANT STAGE Copenhagen, Fob. 12.-Serious syudlcalist outbreaks took place at Cqpenliagcn yesterday. A great crowd of syndicalists yesterday stormed tho Coponliagen ox'change, doing 'great damage and Injuring aev-iirol of the employees. A strong force of police intervened and ijveiitually dispersed- tho rrowda but not before several other persons were injured by paving stones. Thousands Participate Copenhagen, Feb. 12.-Great crowd> of syndtcailsts, numbering between sixty and eighty thousand participated in the riots in Copenhagen yesterday. Attempts were made to'plunder .shops ill the fashionable streets and i to storm the treasury. One crowd at-' tempted to enter the royal ilalace at; .A.mallenberg. Ail effort^ were put down by the police. All public buildings and the office of the newspaper Social Domoltiaten, which represents ^.he �Conservative Socialists, are being "guardod by the police. Will Have, Important Bearing on Session of British House of Commons Some Fdolish People Ai-e Disposing of Them at Low Prices Londou. Feb. 12.-President Wilson'.? address i.s given the same prominence that all his utterances receive In the inornlng newspapers, but the (text. reached ^ the �,newapapers" too late tor l I more than' poMhn&lbry' cdniVnent" oij: a' few outstanding sentences. The president's attitude.towtiffl tlie speech of , Coui^ Von Hertllng recelv-es the main {'attention, and In thla the president Is regarded �s having gone lo the heart of tho matter. In ilio address the I rimes seer, an Important refutation of 'the Bolshevlkl illusion that Prussian militarism can be exercised by rhetoric and commends the serene confidence with which President Wilsoiv adheres to tlie belief that the war will not end without estdblishiiig the rolgii of right and justice. The Daily Ne%vs believes thaf it was not ah accident that tho president's reply to Von Hertllng and Count C/.er-hin was declared on the eve of a now session of the British parliament and thinks that its significance .will not be lost on the house In sitifations which arise generally from the gravity of national alfalrs and specially from tho vague and distiuletlng situation created by the last Versailles conference with Us menacing RUggestiou of another reaction In the direction of a reverse on the westorii front. RE lEEMENT LETED Will Make 200,000 British Subjects In S. Available . New York, Feb. 12.--Tho convention between the British rocrhitlng mission and tho United States draft authorities under which It is -expected two hundred thousand British subjects in-this country AViU be subject to service in the British arm)',,has been agreed upon. It Avias announced today by Major Mitchell Innea, legal adv^er to the British recruiting mission, and only a>vaItB ratification Jjy tho senate (ind tiM} signatures of President Wilson and l*nB,,Gooi'go to become eftootivo. AH subjects between the a�os of 20 and 41 are liable to call. .  ��- - . .4-----. PLOWING IVIATCH FOi Wis Duty of Provincial, QovernW^entt To Provide .Ma�hlh�ry Per'enforcement Winnipeg, Feb, 12.-At. a meeting of the locftl fOQ^ootnmlttSe yesterday afternoon the tpllowlug resolution watj adopted and tol^graphod to H. B. Thomson, Uominloft- food controller: > "That this connnUtee Is of. the opinion that witli M vieW' to the proper and officloiit ouforuein^ut of aijtfood control roguluttone, the. department of Justice should notify,aUiWvinclal and civlf ttuthoi'lttes tiillf It^shall bo their duty to pvuvlde s'ii>a,clilHovy l/y .which tiuch regulatlona:c[(M!^be;b;hfp,reo(l, and that the Uepnr'tmbitt or Juktluo boar the oxpenso." ' * � � 4i lion by General Manager Cooko of the William LyaU ShlpbuUd- . * Ing company, this morning to > the Provlnoo. Mrs. Vnnce, wlfo/ > of the mayor of North Vancou-  vor, win name the vessel as she * *'Xii,'> v &i� ROOSEVELT RECOVklRING New York, Feb. 12,-Theodore Roosevelt passed a fairly comfortable night and was resting easy this morn-Inir.vlt was stated at the Roosevelt hospital, where he underwent two opera-tlona last week because of abscesses In'his ears. MAJOR RATZ DEAD Ottavi'a, Feb, 12.--Major C. H. Ratz, for. more .than u year past assistant medlcsl adviser to tho peiislous' board dlofd, aged 48 years, at his home lii this city yesterday morning. - .High Vow WEATHBK .Pyjjecatt! Fair, nnet much chanae Toronto, VehS 12.-The big provin-cl.il plowing match, tractor demonstration and farin mnohlnery e-vhibit will lib held at Ottawa, October 16, 17 and IS this year. Thl was decided at the annual meeting of the Ontario Plow Men's association, hold here � voster-dny. Ottawp, Feb. 12.-It has been reported to the department of finance that In some cases Investors have-been induced to dispose of- their Victory bonds at extremely low prices. Taking advantage of tlie tact that many of tlie .^[g,, ^j. ,,g Versailles conference eight hundred thousand persons who , ^^i,I, Hg ,,enaclng suggestion of nn- boiight these bonds are not accustom-1..... - ed to buying securities, unscrupulous agents have persuaded some,who are ignorant of tho true situation or are misinformed, to sell their bonds nt heavy losses. These agents iminedl-afely re-8oU the securities at fair prices through tho proper' channel^ and pocket the profit. Strong Sfieurlty Victory bonds have as their security the Dominion of Canada and holQer.s, the officials say, should see that they obtain a fair price. Those who fiud it necessary to sell should make Inquiries from their bankers or a.'recognized broker ond should not deal with unknown agents, it Is inevitable th.it from, time to time there will bo people who'desire to turn some or all ot their holdinga into cash, just as others fin^l thoivselves In a position, where they can add ,to their puroh^aea of Victory, bonds. These buyers and'sellers are brought together through-tlio medium of tho,recognized dealers iuEecurities and there is lio roasoM why at the present time those finding It necessary to Belli should not receive a price approximating the cost of their bonds. It Is to bo pointed out, however, that whilp It'Ai'as n patriotic duty to subscribe to the Victory loan, it is a part of that duty to liold the bonds unlesa it Is Imperatively necessary to sell. It Is not merely the subscrlblng.-lt Is the actual lending of the money for tho period ot the loan that helps our war finances. CANADA'S HEATIESS DAYS WERE S People-Ha^'e Loy.Mly Cai:rte�i*Oftt!;Pr9." V yielojis. Sayi Fuel Controller v IVIagrath .�: i ^ . Ottawa. Feb. 11.-"From the information which has reached me,' said C. A. Magrath, Dominion fuel controller, .last night, "I consider that Canada's heatless days have been n tremendous success. The people so far as I can learn have loyally carried out tho closing down regulations and what is particularly gratifying is that they have done it so cheerfully and have been so fair about it. Our three years of war are gradually moulding us as a people, that means mucli for Canada's future." MM LOSSES W Propose an Income Tax to increase Civic Revenue; Cojnniissioners Study Pl^n Witli ?806,00l) in outstanding .n.\es on tho city's books and with the necessity of raising (ibout $450,000 a year tor tho running expenses of the city, the city coujicll this niorning rosojvod itself Into a council of war to discuss way and moans ot securing (he nione.v In order that the city might not go bankrupt. And tho result of the session was that suggestions are now being considered whereby all business taxes wlU be.cut out In, future and the taxes raised on reat^estate and lu-coniest That is. an. Income tai In lieth-brldge for city purposes Is Imminent. Mayor Hordio has been wrestling with the profileiii of. tjndlng money,., ttf pay tho city's debts for a Ipng time.' iSach year little move thiiif 50 per cent, of the current year's taxes come in. Tho other day lie suggested aif in-, crease In the electric light rates > as one means ot rbriuelng. thtj'tax rate on property, but this was met by such a storm of critlcisiu that the schumuhad to be, dropped, Incraase BusltKss Tax � This mornljig. City Assessor lileech laid before the council a proposed schedule for an increase in the business, taxes, tho Idea being to ehurgo on rental and floor space buslnessDs. After , tiien on tlie right. Kvldently tho purpose was to regain tho strategic heights ot Monte Valbolla and Tho Col from which the Sassarl brigade and Bcrsagiieri drovo them back ii fortnight ago. An Intense cannonade was followed , by an Infantry advance which was first centered against Monte ValbcUa and Col Del Rosso, but reconcentra- -lio/ ot the Italian batteries checked and finally stopped the advance. | Another drive was made at Jlassasao Rosso where the enemy tried to break into tlio old trenches lying ahead ot the Italian lines, but iiere, too, the powertnl'concontratlon of tho Italian batteries checked his progress at thw most advanced points. ROUNDING n UP,' Police Stop Every Man of Mili-thry Age on tlie Streets V Montreul, Fob. 12.-Under inatniot-' Ions from Ottawa thiit tlie time' had-come 'When a /strict enforcement of . the J^Uilarj'' Service' -Act i must - b*6 .gtaiied witi^pii.t; delaVi;i3om{nIon poUg^ii >>. ottlQeVs from Sfr. Beltingef's rdebtfrl- ' ment were operating in Montreal Saturday and yesterday. Any man whom the polico came across on the street ; who appeared to bo of military ago -wivs stopped. If he could not produce proof that he was exempt ho was apprehended and taken to th4 Dominion police offices. It Is said fiiat between forty and fifty men were gathered In on Saturday. The deserters were drafted at onco to the first or second ; , depot battalions and so Quickly Avore they transformed into soldiers that the.v. joppeared on. church parade ye> terday In uniform. T INAPEijCE . London, Feb. 12.-"A hostile raiding party attacked one ot our posts last - -------------->-------- --- night northeast of EpolLV, but was ^".'f^', , , , , x . � � driven oft by our fire," tho WAf office ^. Roterrlng to Uuinanfa, Lord Robert Toronto, Feb;-12.-A special cable to the Mall and Empire from Londoul driven oft by our fire," the WAf office repdrts.' "Yesterday ,� evening Manchester troops'successtullv raldeA Ger- ""J"^ '"^ oeiievea -tnartnougu tno arin-v. map trenches west of Labasse, Many expiree In a^few^days, Rumaniuv-casualtles were Infllctedon the enemy I!!!!^'?" ,!,"''�.^*L�'?.?'.T^!''"? .^"P'^'''''r at slight cost to ourselves,'seven prls Cecil, minister of blockade, said today that ho believed 'that-though the arm- peace. TJiey itave a fW army,'eaUat; . .......� - ;.....T."";:"T�'k^'i;',;-'AV,T to deaimg with anything in front of j oners and a machine guij being cap- ^j^^^j ,f ^^^i^. food supplies aro secur-' lured by us." - ' : ' ed.' " ^ ' '  . PROCliAl^ LITHUANIA  AS INDEPENDENT STAi Supreme Council Haa Sent Proclama tlon to All Belligerent Powers _ i'i -T~r~" � � ' ,4' Berno, Feb. 12.-Tho_^ supremeig ount to only about $.S0 a year. Con- . "erno, Feb. l,S.-rho^ supreme cai'4't act yet". mm: Buenos Aires, Feb. 12.-^-, AU',* S though the Argentine steamer' MInlatro Irrioudo waa-BUUk)in, tioii upon wJiitih  any, action against;'Qermliriy;'',^ � d 4% 15 5706534?1? 00786594 26 ;