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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Russia Now Completely Out of of of German report that Uitssla has withdrawn from tho war IB contained in an official Russian statement re ceived here Tho statement says declares tho war with AustriaHun Turkey and to have HuBslari troops simultaneotfsly receiving an prefer for complete de mobilization on all For the defense of the frontier ments of youngjsr soldiers will bo Although tho Announcement was made yesterday in several dispatches from German this Is tho first word from Russia regarding her with drawal from the The peace negotiations with the cen tra powers have been the state ment Tho delegation refused to sign a treaty providing for annexations by Neverthe Russia will not continue the war with tho Austrian work men and like Repatriate Prisoners uiuf Russian delegates at ac cording to a dispatch from haro signed an agreement calling for the possible repatriation of prisoners of war unfit for military Owingto transportation dif ficulties in it Is declared de lays are Johnstmn lasttwo years represented the Dominion livestock branch on the union stock is to under the minister of agriculture full con trol of the administration the LUe stock and Livestock which was passed last session of the federal This announce ment was made by live stock today when wel coming the delegates from all the stock yards and livestock exchanges of The the aastern and western livestock unions the deputy ministers of agricul ture or Canada who had been invited to discuss the rules and regulations for the control of stock yards and llve Uock following this which was received with marked approval by the Arkell gave a brief history of the origin of the The flay has been spent mainly in the stockyard regulations and while all the rules and regulations passed are of interest to shippers there are one or two that are of es pecial tho two discussed at greatest length relating to informa tion on scale tickets and the old time Uuostion of whether stock should or shoulii not be weighed off With regarU to scale ticket the clause us originally drafted by the depart ment was adopted after nearly an hour at The point opposed strenuously by the commission nftn was the placing of the price on the iriale Their as stat was that It would occasion loss of time and necessitate the employment sf more Tho clause as reads Scale tickets shall now show weight of name of commission dealers or name of number of class stock and the The clause on methods of weighing stock on arrival was Hfcially passed as AMI MAIL IN EASTERN STATES ment of An airplane mall between Philadelphia and New during the oomlno itrnimer was indicated today when the post office dapArtffient calls foe bids on five for that Expect to Complete Forty Ships By June of 1919 Struggle Has Reached Crisis Must Use Every Says the King t tollows For the purpose of arriving at weight for of freight charges all stock shall be unloaded ns as possible after placing at A certificate shall bo furnished the railway company showing complete car and Jflach jtraight carload to be weighed intact is mixed cars to have each flans of stock weighed and varied sop The count and outrun cer tificate to bo accepted as correct suetik of stock in and number pV iiead for which stock yards company Is In the event of other irrangement mutually satisfactory be ing made for ascertaining weigtytfgr isaesBiHontof freight the passing of the stock over the scaleu bo dispensed but in any mptpur turn certificate establishing shall be Issued by the stock Fards4 A discussion took place on lie waste pf feed occasioned by feed lie hogs immediately before they go o tho of this dis it developed there was only L Jpne stock yard in Oaiwlii that WHS feeding wheat ami this was not in Ije rules for exchanges have not tpuchodJ Fabrication and assembling of materials for TOO first of the fleet of merchantmen to bo built by tho Dominion hiV boon commenced and similar work for two other vessels shortly will be The first ship which will be a steel uleamer of tons will be laid down nt the Canadian yards nt A second of tons will fol low at the same establishment it Is expected a contract for a third ship of tons soon will be made with the Collinywood Shipbuilding Com pany which has a vacant berth In its It in lidped that ships to bo built at the Vickers yard will be In commission by September 40 Ships Within a Year governments shipbuilding pro gram contemplates tho laying down of the keels about forty ships by Of the number four of tons and six of tons are to be built on tho Pacific All the aru intended to relieve tho shortage on the Atlantic and to ply there while the war Ar1 rangements have been made whereby the government in assured of a supply of ship plates and steel materials for its shipbuilding program to Orders for steel for the Cun adlan government will be placed Jjy CRISIS FOR AMERICA Charles Edward member of the Hoot Mission to speaking at the Bast Tennessee War Conference said last night if tho reports of a separate peace by Russia are America faces a There are AustroGerman prisoners in Russia who are In good fighting are in good fighting he together with 147 divisions of German he thrown against the allies on the western This will give Germany an army of more than four They will outnumber any pos sible force that the allies can put on the Germany will sub jugate Italy and then sweep over southern France and drive the re maining of the allied arm ies Into a small northwestern cor ner of France and there defeat them by In such an event we can do only what the Russians did in war with send our troops abroad only in sufficient numbers to have them defeated at the point of Thus can America ho defeated without even a shot being fired upon Am erican In Addressitil British House of Cornmons at Opening of Be Momentous Sitting And Likely The Last Before An KAfSER TRANSFERS MIS HEADQUARTERS Kmperor personal headquarters are to bo trans ferred to the Helglim watering place near tho Prussian ac cording statements in the German says the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at The emperor expects to take the cure hero for a It Is the speech and nifty cover whole field of tho opening of fefcrllamont today King j war Political circles have Ocorgo said the had reached been buzzing the last fnw days wHh a critical which demanded more I various rumors allowing that poverc than ever the full UPO of tho countrys criticism of the government is to be energies and Until recogj expected In the One rumor i nltlon Is offered of tho principles upon to th6 effect that a hostile which ah hohoniDle peace can be condemning the government I the klfalr it is the bo moved froto the front oppostion duty of the British to prosecute the I bench SEVEREHI war with all the vigor they Oiiferal Election Members ofboth houses of parlia assembled early today for opening of eighth session of the longest parliament in modefn n virtually certain to be the last and will be follow ed a general election upon largely extended franchise with Women voting for tho first time In the countrys his George accompanied Complaints fhat ministers im in terfered military chiefs iiavo boon revived recently and in a section out This subject will bo brought to debate in association with tho demand fir an explanation of tho enlargement of the cjuncll powers of the supreme at the recent meeting at Itefore tho conclusion of tlie which may continue for r three Thousands of Them Participate in Riots in Danish the queen arid Prince of who la on leaVeMroni tlie Italian It was that in view of the war the peersSail peeresses would not wear their gorgeotJR titular robes and while be naval and military members of both houses would wear the service dress instead of the flashy goldlaced full dress Important Session on tills occasion wlll Be full of Interest and importance the radical and labor members byjagflfn wili urge their views regard ing war aims and peace by Submarine Menace The submarine food ration ing and ho dispute with the engin eers regarding tho extension of com pulsory military service are among the other topics which vsuious mem bers hope to raise hut as the govern alms to have the vote on the motion regarding the kings speech taken on Thursday at the latest It is probable the debate will be States purchasing commis sion with various companies in that By TJiis Means It Is Hoped To Increase Egg Pro duction in live or freshly killed hcnsAand pullets anywhere in the United StaUs is for bidden in an order announced yester day by the United States food admin February 23 is fixed as tho date when fresh stock must be dispos ed of and it adds that additional stocks may not By restricting the killing of chick ens which should be heavy tho food administration hopes to increase the production of eggs and allow them to be put in storage at a reasonable is ex pected to prove the greatest gather ing iu the history of the Saskatche wan Grain association opeu etf this morning at 10 oclock in the Metropolitan Methodist church Registration figures are not yet known but the main fjpor and galleries of the were packed to the Pre sident received a tre mendous ovation when ho took the platform and loud applause signalled tho entry of most of the leaders of the farmers movement in this Wilsons Must Be Replied to Papers edi various centres of the no tion praise President Wilsons address to congress yesterday on the interna tional situation and see in it an ap ment of peace without compromising the Iiiit th tI8CU38lon that to a just Toeing oh the pr U NEW PLAN FOU LINCOLNS BIRTHDAY ance of the birthday ot Abraham Lin born I09vyejirs took amore popular turn than for many years in the last resting place of the martyred instead of the exclusive banquetsof former two mass meeting were arranged for this in the state ious syndicalist outbreaks took place at Copenhagen yester A great crowd of syn dicalists yesterday stormed the HCopenhagen doing great damage and injuring sev eral of I ho A strong force of police intervened and eventually the crowds but before several other persons were injured by paving Thousands Participate crowd of numbering between sixty and eighty thousand participat ed in the riots in Copenhagen yester Attempts were made to plunder shops in the streetsand i to storm the at tempted to enter the royal palace at All efforts were put I down by the All public btlild rguarded by the Will Important Bearing on Ses sion of British House of Commons to honor and Ireland united Justice William of the court of ami tonights meeting afc speakers at ed States determination to continue the war until Such a peace is The New York Herald says Tlie presidents address will compel a fur ther statement from the Gorman chan cellor to the reichstag and a definite enumeration of the imperial govern ments reasons for rejecting theen lightened principles that Wilson has laid It will strengthen the hand of all the liberal elements in Ger many and AustriaHungary and it j growing gome Foolish People Are Dis must inevitably widen the breach between the German autocracy and the peoples of Tho Sun says This is a very re markable intellectual achievement on the part of the president viewed mere ly as what ought to im press the country and the world far more any of foil play with Von and tactful of the opportunity presented by tho war weariness of AustriaHungary is his reaffiraation of the nations purpose to fight on rath er than yield one essential of that for which we are Tho New York Staats Zeitung The most significant feature of the presidents address before tho coun try is its admission that negotiations looking to the conclusion of peaco are already under posing of Them at Low Prices haa been report ed to the department finance that in some cases investors havebeen in duced to dispose oftheir Victory bonds at extremely low Taking advantage of flie fact that many of the Wilsons address is given the same prominence that all his utterances receive in the morning but the I the too late for j more thin pefcfmielbry1 comhienf 011 few outstanding The pre sidents the speech of Von Hertling receives the main and in this the president is regarded tis having gone to tlie heart of the In the address the Times seep an important of the Bolshevik illusion that Prussian militarism can be exercised by rhetor ic and commends the serene confi dence with which President Wilson adheres to the belief that the war will not end without establishing the relgu of right and The Daily News believes it was an accident that tho presidents reply to Von Hertling and Count Czer hin was declared on the eve of anew session of the British parliament and thinks that its significance not be lost on the house in Sitifations which arise generally from the gravity of na tional affairs and specially from tho vague and disquieting situation ere CANADAS DAYS IRE Loyally Says IFriuui the infor mation which lias reached Dominion fuel controll I consider that Can adas heatless days have been a tre mendous The people so far as I can learn have loyally carried out the closing down regulations and what Is particularly gratifying is that they have done it so cheerfully and have been so fair about Our three years of war are gradually moulding us as a that means much for Canadas Will Make British Subjects In Available New convention between tho British recruiting mission eight hundred thousand persons who bought these bonds are not accustom ed to buying unscrupulous agents have persuaded who are of tho true situation or are to sell their bonds nt heavy These agents immedi ately resell the securities at fair pric es through the proper i channels and pocket the Strong Security Victory bonds have as their security the Dominion of Canada and the officials should see that they obtain a fair Those who find it necessary to sell should make inquiries from their bankers or a recognized broker and should not deal with un known It Is inevitable that time to time there will be people whodesire to turn some or all of their holdings into just as others find themselves in a where they can add to their purchases of Victory ated by the last Versailles conference with its suggestion of nn uoi mlBCtJWJI and the United States draft authorities honds t These buyers andsellers are under which it is expected two hun dred thousand British subjects in this country will be subject to service in the British been agreed up it was announced today by Alajor Mitchell legal to the British and only awaits ratification tho senate and Ito signatures of President Wilson and lung George to become All subjects between the IWJQS of 20 and 41 are liable to Duty of Provincial TO Provide Machinery For En forcement ti meeting of the local committee yesterday afternoon the following resolution was adopted and telegraphed to Dominion food controHer That this committee is of the opin ion that with a view to the proper and efficient ytiforcemeut of all food con trol regulations the department of justice notify mid civir authorises jttsuall be their duty to provide machinery Hy which such regulationu and I bat the department of jugtice boar tile c WAR PUGET WILL BE TEETOTAL BOAT Unless thing unforseuii occurs we shall launch our first the Wpr at on Satur4 was the lion by General Manager Cooke of the William Lyall Jng thia morning to the of the mayor of North wjl name the vessel as she What about Hie traditional bottle of wine Cook was She will be a strictly teetotal ha roploud with a as we slmll use grape brought together through the medium of dealers in securities and there is ho reasoa why at the present time those finding it necessary to not receive a price ap proximating the cost of their It is to be pointed that white it was a patriotic duty to sub scribe to the Victory it is a part of that duty to hold the bonds unless it is imperatively necessary to It Is not merely the is the actual lending of the money for tho period of the loan that helps our war ROOSEVELT RECOVERING Now Roosevelt passed a fairly comfortable night and was resting easy this morn It was stated at the Roosevelt hos whore he underwent two opera tions last week because of abscesses III his MAJOR RAT PEA p Major for wore a year past assistant medical adviser to the pensions aged 48 at his home this city yesterday to WKATHEK Uow precast much reverse on the western PLOWING MATCH big provin cial plowing tractor demonstra tion and farm machinery exhibit will bo hold at October 17 and IS this This was decided at the annual meeting of tho Ontario Plow Mens held here yoster MANY LOSSES W A hostile raiding party attacked one of our posts last night northeast of but was driven off by our the war office Yesterday evening Man chester troops successfully raideA Ger man trenches west of Many casualties were inflicted on the enemy at slight cost to seven pris oners and a machine gutj being cap tured by J Propose an Income Tax to Increase Civic Revenue Commissioners Study Pl With in outstanding oixes a yaar was On floor space on the citys books and with the neces sity of raising about a yoar for tho running expenses of the the city council this morning resolved Itself into a council of war to discuss way and means of securing the money in order that the city might not go And tho result of the ses sion was that suggestions are now ing considered whereby all business j taxes will be out out in future and the taxes raised on real estate and in comes That an income tax in Leth bridge for city purposes is Mayor Hardio has been wrestling with tho problem of finding itf pay the citys debts for a Ipng time Each year little more than 50 per of the current years taxes come The other day ho suggested aif in crease In the electric light rates as one means of reducing thy tax rote on but this was met by such a storm of criticism that tho sihome had to pualiiass Tax TJiis morning City Assessor Meeuh laid before the council u proposed schedule for an increase in the busi ness the iileu being to charge on rental aijd floor spam After tionsidnrlug two or three hypoth etical tho council dttcidetl this would not The case pf a Jontjst uiuUius or rental basis his rental would am ount to only about a Con sidering the volume of business done by him tho council decided that ho should pay at least to tho keep of the It was then that the income tax was Income Tax Tho council has the right to an income It has been stanJjng on tho statuton since theolty was Under the charter all In comes over 3LOOO oosiluV be Plan Favored The met with instant favor from the Hardio stated his belief tliftt tlifl city fihould go after everyone wlio Is lug a Uvlns here to pay a portion of the citys Commissioner Free man wasnt inclined1 io be cjujte SB Then the commissioners go busy figuring out what have to pay on their it was found that the mayor wpuld haveto pay 8o a year ana he Hhbr two commissioners They professed to be satisfied with an At the present the tityy ting about u yea id taxes mit sidu tho taxes collected on realestata and improvements RJnypr t ITALIANS HALT Austrians Launched Tremend ous Attempt To Take Moun tain Positions But Failed Italian Dy tho Associated have launched another attack against tho Italian positions west of the Bren ta along the Frenzela leading to tho plain where the Italians recently defeated them with heavy Their artillery opened fierce ly yesterday continuing throughout tho first on the west side of the val then on the Evidently the purpose was to regain the strategic heights of Monte Valbella and The Col from the Sassarl brigade and Bersaglieri drove them back a fortnight An intense cannonade was followed by an infantry advance which was first centered against Monte Valbella and Col Del but reconcentra of tlie Italian batteries checked and finally stopped the j Another drive was made at Massasso Rosse where the enemy tried to break Into the old trenches lying ahead of the Italian but the powerfulconcentration of the Italian batteries chocked his progress at thw most advanced IN MONTREAL NOW Police Stop Every Man of tbry Age on the Streets ions from Ottawa that the Hatl cbme when enforcement df the Military Service must bB special cable to the Mail and Empire from says Referring to Lord Robert minister of said today that he believed that1 the armi istlce expires in a few has no intention of making a separate They have a fine equal to dealing with anything in front them if their food supplies are secur AS INDEPENDENT SIAIE Supreme Council Has Sent Proclama tion to All Belligerent Powers supreme ional council of Lithuania in Switzer which is safeguarding the eign interests of Lithuania has sent to all belligerent and neutral nations having diplomatic representatives the text of a resolutionadopted by the Ailna state proclaiming the reestablishment of the independent status ot Lithuania with Vilna as the The council declares that de spite oppressions of the past the has its natioti strength and now proposes to organizethe independence AH the diplomatic representatives received a delegation from the The German minister promised forward the communication to Berlin CANT ACT YET Buenos Ah though Argentina steamer Ministro irriendo was sunk Jawwyy by A Herman tlie foreign ministry still without officia tiou upon which action against officers from ment were operating in Montreal Sal and Any maniwhom the police came across on the street who appeared to be of military age was If he could not produce proof that he was exempt be was ap prehended and taken to th4 Dominion police It is said that forty and fifty men were gathered In on The deserters were drafted at once to the first or second depot battalions and so quickly were they transformed into soldiers that lappeared church parade yes terday in ;