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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 J VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1018 NY NUMBER 25 Will Be No Stay in Proceedings While Appeals Are Being Heard FULL DETAILS OF NEW INCREASES ARE NOW GIVEN v ? ? ? ? LUTHUANIAN INDEPENDENCE New York, Jan. .9.-A cablegram Raying the Independence of Lithuania from Russia was declared by the Lithuanian landscrath on Jan. 8th was received here by P. S. Vfllmont, president, of the Lithuanian National Council In this city. The message came from Dr. John Zslupas, of the Lithuanian relief committee at Stockholm, v !. S. Stewart Now Ranks rig Local Artillery Officer Has Had Rapid Promotion Since Reaching the Front Ottawa, Jan. 3 0.-Sir Henry Dray-j ton on behalf of the railway board this niorhing granted the Manitoba government: and the firm of J. H. Ash-down, of Winnipeg, as a shipper representing the public the right to appeal/to the supreme court on questions of law from the recent judgment of the hoard granting an increase in fre.'ght and passenger rales �o Canadian railways. The Canadian Northern Hailway ou behalf of the rail- ITALY BY THE HEAVY SN Snow May Close Germany's Lines of Communication From Austria Italian Headquarters in ways was also granted the privilege Italy, Jan. 9.- (By the positions occupied by the enemy are buried to a much greater depth. The snow barrier is operat'ng strongly against the enemy a? they are on the higher summits, while the Italians .are on the lower ground sloping toward the plain. * In addition to the interruption at the immediate front, the heavy s^tow fall may close the enemy's line ot* com-municat'ou from Austria southward into Italy. 102 Majority-Will Raise $73,- For New Gen- 000 erator The ratepayers of the city yesterday carried by a majority ufH 102 the bylaw lo raise $73,000 for the installation of a 1200-k.w. turbo-generator at the city power house for additional power for the city consumption. The vote was not large, there being only 120 ratepayers voting. The vote was as follows: For. Against. North Lethbridge South Lethbridge 6 o Northern Associated cf taking a cross-appeal io the sup- j press)- The enemy's winter cam-remc court in reaped of the findings paign appears to have been iuterrupl-of the board relating to the Crow's ed seriously, if not halted definitely by Nest agreement. It way agreed that i ^eavy snowfalls during the last 24 l-\ H. Chrysler, K. C, for the Manitoba hours. The snow covers the mountain government, and F. If. Phippcn. K.C.. I front to a depth of from three to five for the C. X. K. would appear before t feet. the supreme court when it. meets next, i Monte Grappap wnich ,B tho central month and present their eases , of tJ operal,ons between the - Leave to appeal was granted by the d h u t { , lh board a ter Urn hearing ot arguments. of Bn0Wt >h,e rurther north the by F. II. Chrysler, tor the Man.tobaMMxntB* !w M,n fl,,PWv government, Mr. F. H. Puippen for the C. N. R. and K. W. Bcatty. general coinn-iKl for tlie C. P. R. the two latter opposing the application. Nc Stay of Proceedings. The chairman of the board announced that there would'bo no stay of proceedings in regard to the judgment. It will go Into effect on February 1, subject to possible modifications arising out of representations made by the gra!ri, lumber-arid other interests, which asked that I he enforcements of the new schedules be deferred at least for a t.'mo Those present on behalf of these interests included F. O. Fowler, of the Northwest Grain Dcater;;' Association; W. It. Bawlf, president nf the Winnipeg grain exchange; J. C. Cage, a former president: Dr. Magi 11. secretary, and J. A. Malinrg, president of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association. The order of the railway hoard hnsed upon I he judgment of December 2iJ putting the new rates !i)to effect February I was made public today. It is as follows: "It. is ordered that, subject to the provisions of the Crow's Nest Pass agreement and to thc provisions of the judgment, the standard tariffs of maximum mileage tolls approved by the board to be charged between stations on the individual steam railway system's subject to its jur'sdiction, may, by new tariffs to be submitted for the boardVlfpproval and the publication in the Canada Gazette, as required sections :i27 and 331 of the Railway Act, and following such approval and ihc.H publication made effective not earlier than the first day of February, 191S, be increased as folio w s: "Standard passenger tariffs applying between stations on railways east of and including Thornton, Alberta, and oast oi' and including the lines of the Canadian Northern Hailway between Kdmoulou and Athabasca and the Canadian Pacific Railway between Edmonton and Macleod through Calgary, where the existing standard toll is jess than three and one half cents per mile by fifteen per cent subject to a maximum toll of three and i'orty-f'vo hundredth cents per mile. "Standard freight tariffs in the province of Alberta west of and including Canmore and Edson, and in the province of* British Columbia, ..excepting between ports of call on the Arrow. Slocan, Kootenay and Okanagan Lakes and the Columbia river, also the standard freight tariff of the Edmonton, Dunvegan and Brit'sh Columbia Railway Cpmnnny bv ten per cent. "Standard freight tariffs of railways east of and including (.'row's Nest, British Columbia, Can move, Alberta, Nordegg, Alberta, and Edson, Alberta, also those applying between port of] call on the Arrow, Slocan, Kootenay and Okanagan Lakes and thc Columbia river, hy fifteen per cent, 'And it is further ordered, that, in the interest of uniformity, the only fractional rate. (If used) in the said standard freight turltfH he (ho half cent, to be accounted the equivalent, inclusively, of twenty-five hundredths to seventy four hundredths of a cent." "In requesting leave to appeal io the supreme court, Mr. Chrysler said it. was the desire of the Manitoba government to challenge the judgment of the board on a question of law arising out of the agreement between the Manitoba government and the C. N. It. in respect, of freight rates. He qirL-ed the portion of the judgment dealing with th's agreement and said it was the desire of the prov'ncinl government to ascertain the correctness or otherwise of the attitude assumed by the board which had claimed that it is nor. bound by the agreement. ivir. Chrysler stated that in case Lethbridge now possesses a real general on the firing fine. John S. Stewart'has disappeared from tne rank of Lieut.-Colonel and in future he will be known as Brig.-Gen. Stewart, D.S.O. He is in chargejbf the third division C.R.A. There is no surprise here over his rapid advancement, as Gen. Stewart was always recognized as an artillery officer of the first order. He went to France in command of the 7th-Artillery Brigade, In the winter of 1915 and up until August 1916, being located at St. Eloi. In August 1916 he was transferred to the Somme and was wounded in October. When he came back from the hospital, a reorganization of the artillery took place and he was plareH mand of the fifth brigade and participated in the great v.t.o,^ uf Vimy Ridge. He was acting as Brigadier-General of the 5th division .at Passchaendaele last fall and he has now been appointed to the permanent rank of brigadier-general of the third division. Lethbridge is naturally proud of its distinguished soldier. He is simply fulfilling the expectations of those who knew his military ability. ALLIES AWAIT AN "It is a> result of Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 30-ways unwise to predict the an unknown peril," Sir Frederick Edwin Smith. Hrttish attorliey general in an address here last night, referring to the massing of German legions on the western front, but the allies await the attack with supreme confidence. "Three and one-half years of war have taught the French and British soldiers that, man for man, they can whip the Germans anywhere. "The superiority of a German as a fighting unit is an exploded myth. The psychological effect of this knowledge ! is far greater thai that of calculated terrorism."' , "As guessers of human psychology, "Sir Frederick characterized the Teutons as "the stupidest of all nations." Totals 46 05 111 PERSIANS IN BERLIN. MORE CONCILIATORY Amsterdam, Jan, 9.-A Vienna dispatch to the Cologne Gazette quotes Monday's editions of the newspapers of the Austrian capital as commenting on Mr. Lloyd George's speech in a rather different vein from thc official agency. While remarking that the papers iu question are pacifist, the Gazette's correspondent says the whole tone of Mr. Lloyd George's speech seems to be viewed as more conciliatory than his previous utterances Amsterdam, Jan. S,--Three members of the Persian parliament accompanied Tulaat Bey, the Turkish grand Vizier, wheu'he arrived in Berlin for conferences on the war situation. ICE BREAKS UP Quebec, Jan. P.-A lucky shift of wind yesterday which broke up the ice all about them, permitted the four stranded and icebound American steam barges nt Cape Chatte to move. Last night they were reported going down with the tide with sufficiently., clear waiter to travel. Sweden as the Go-between � Petrograd, Jan. 9.-The German delegations in Pet-rograd are reported by the Evening Post to have got into touch with the Swedish legation her^ and to have expressed the desire that Sweden act as a go-between with Great Britain, France and Italy. WITH -O U.S. Has a Big Army Ready In France for Service Now Washington. Jan. 10.-The United rganize the man power and the mater- States now haB In France an army of "substantial'* size ready for active service, Secretary of War Baker told the senate war investigating committee today. Officers and men, he explained in a statement ot the mobilization accomplishments, have been trained especially for modern warfare, independent, lines of communication of supply are in proceess of construction and great programs have been formulated for the production of new instruments of war. Arms of the most modern and effective kind, the secretary declared, have been provided for every soldier in Prance and are available for every fighting man who can bo sent to France in 1918. . An army. of nearly a million and a half men enlisted and selected without serious dislocation of the nation's industries is now in the field or in training at homo and abroad, he asserted. The subsistence of the army, he continued, has been above criticism, while Us initial clothing supply, temporarily inadequate, is now substantially complete. ' ** ' t "I state the foregoing conditions of the, war department's problem, and some of the' results attained. Xor two ial power of the nation In a great cause, and second, our army in France under'General. Pershing and our allies are entitled to have the benefit resulting from the depression of the morale of their enemies which must come (CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX). FURTHER INCREASE OF 14C DAY TO THE IIRS. DISTRICT 18 * # ? ? ? ? ? �> �> �s* > IN THREE KILLED COLLISION Austin. Texas. Jan. 10.- Three persons Were killed and eleven injured this morning in a rear.end coll'sion between two sections of the "Katy" flier on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway at Granger, about forty miles northeast of here. First reports placed the number of dead at sixteen but this later was denied by officials after investigation. ? v v Peace Agreement With Hun Ally Reported to Be Signed Now RESUME FRIENDLY RELATIONS NOW WITH FORMER ENEMY GREAT SURPRISE As Result of Recent Enquiry Retroactive to December 1st A further increase of 14c a day, retroactive to December 1st, has been {'granted all the miners in district IS, purposes/' he said. "In the first place jas a result of the most recent enquiry the American people are entitled to into the cost of living, periodically con Raid Cleared Trenches on Front of Mile For Depth of Half Mile know of the eplendid . A despatch from Madrid dated January 7 said that the government had decided to concede the decree dissolving the Cortes a:s not having been issuwl, and tnat^it would aubmit u new decree to\the*king. WEATHER (Continued