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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 6, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME X. IMlB! Herat LETHBMDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY (}, 1917 NUMBER 174 GOVT. HAS MAJORITY, CONSCRIPTION TWENTY-SIX LIBERALS VOTE WITH GOVT. ON MAIN MOTION AUSTINS Will REVOLT IF PEACE IT Emperor Has Been Warned That Feeling of People Is Not Very Loyal TRYING TO ALLAY ALARM OF PEOPLE London, July fi.-Tho probability of revolution In Austria if a peace treaty Is not signed this year is indicated in nn Amerstdam dispatch to the London Daily Express. Emperor Charles, who recently received the leaders of the parties in the Hoiohstat, was solemnly warned, tho dispatches say, of the danger of revolution. The party leaders are said to have told tho emperor that both tho Austrian and Hungarian peoples were beginning to realize that tlioy were fighting for tho aims of Gormany and that they had decided positively to make an end of their present plight, provided ttie allies would permit tho Austria-Hungarian empire to exist. Bitterly Attack Emperor. The Hague, July f>.-Via London, July 6.-The Gorman Conservative press publishes a hitter attack on Kmperor Charles for his amnesty to the Czech prisoners. The Taeglische Hmulschau says: "The tone of the Emperor's letter is more fitting for melodrama than for a serious situation." That the Gcnnnn censorship permits such criticism ot the allied Emperor's "handwritten message to his people is sufficiently significant. Fear the Russians. Rome, July 6.- Reports from Vienna received horo slate that an official manifesto has been published in that city in an effort to allay the alarm of tho Austrlans caused by the Russian offensive. BULLETINS NO LOYALTY HERE. Copenhagen, July 6.-A dispatch from Dresden says the Saxon diet which Tuesday warned the government of the disappearance of sentiment of loyalty toward the king and also of a coming upheaval unless the government mend its ways, has now broken openly with the government. WANT HUN AP0LO3Y. London, July 6.-According to a dlopatch from Buenos Ayres to The Times, the Argentine government has demanded immediate apology and Indemnity from Germany for the torpedoing of Argentine vessels Orlana and Toro and guarantee that the Argentine flag will bo respected in future. SAYS MEXICO TO PUBLICANS IN HOLT AGAINST Big Army Has Mobilized to March on Pekin Where Is Only Small Army NEW KING MUST SOON GIVE UP HIS THRONE j Will Turn Over Oil Fields and Mineral Mines to Aid Allies CITY GOT IN WRONG ON EXEMPTIONS OF TAXES Will x\ttempt to Collect Arrears From Some Industries Given Exemptions El Paso, Texas, July fi.-According to prominent Mexicans who assert that war will be declared again.it Gormany within a mouth, ail German money in Mexico City, Torroon, Chihuahua City and other hanks will be seized as soon as war Is declared, German boats in Tampico and other ports will be seized, thereby giving Mexico a much needed merchant fleet and all Germans will either be interned or deported at once, their property being confiscated, Tampico oil fields will be made safe for the oil supply of the allied fleets by declaring the zono in which the traffic would be restricted, and mines, smelters and mills reopened at once to produce munitions metals for the allies. CANADIANS ESCAPE. Two Western Soldiers Made Getaway .From Germany. Montreal, .inly 4.-Private F. C. McDonald (106-116), and Private .1. O'Brien (".'HOI I, two western Canada soldiers, who had been prisoners at Duliuan, in Germany, for nearly a year, have escaped and arrived safely in London, the Gazette's London correspondent cables. McDonald was from Fox warren, Man., and enlisted with the 1st Mounted Rifles, of Winnipeg. Private O'Brien, a Mooso ,law, Sask., man, belonged to the 28th bat-tnlion. Thoy were captured last Juno during the St. Eloi fighting. Thcv arrived in London in time for the Dominion Day festivities. Judging by the difficulties which tax exemptions to industries have led the city Into in the past, it is quite likely that tho city father* will be a little moro chary about making mistakes of a similar nature in the future A ROssion of the city council was hold this morning to clear up some ot the knotty points with tho result that the city assessor was instructed to collect arrears of tuxes on tho Lethbridge Iron Works for tho past four years. It appears that in 1912 a tentative agreement was made whereby tho iron ^rorks wore to have a live year option to purchase five acres on the industrial site. In connection with the offer they were to receive tax exemption in case they erected buildings on either property up to tho value of $125,-000 and employed 40 or more men. The company neither took the industrial site property nor Increased their plant at its present location. Thoy have however, boon enjoying tax exemptions. Tho city will now endeavor to collect. Tiio case of the British Columbia Milling Co.'s .properly on 13th St, S, also came up for discussion. Twelve yoars ago tho company got an aero of ground there and erected an elevator, it was evidently tho intention to build n mill but this was nover done. But they woro given tax exemption. The elevator has not been running for years but. tho tax exemptions must go on for three years more. Tho property is assessed at. $8,000, and It waa stated at the council, meeting this morning Hint tho'company waa holding It at ?2tl,000. Mnyor Hardlo is endeavoring to olour up nil similar cases in order that tho city may know whore it stands on the matter ot tax exemptions. The council also authorized the commissioner of public works today to (Bell a lot of city Bcrap iron, etc., at a prico of |20 per ton, which is considered a very high figure. The Canadian',Weitteru Steel Co., uro the buy- j is. s TO EXPER. FARM Arrangements have been made by Supt. Fairfield of the Experimental Farm for the annual excursions from Southern Alberta points to the farm. On Thursday, July 19th, an excursion will be run from Calgary via the Ald-orsyde line. On Friday, July 20th farmers from Manyborrioa and intervening points will be ontertnlued, while on Saturday, July 21st the excursion will bo run from High River. These excursions have been a great success in the past couple of years, the number arriving being on tho increase each year. The event 1b becoming an annual affair with many people. It is understood that the V. F.A, will make special efforts to Induce as many farmers as possible to attend, and that tho excursion from Calgary will likely bring quit* a number ot U.F.A. officials. Pekin, July 0.-Fighting began yesterday at Lnngfnng, about ?,a miles southwest of I'oltin, between tho troops of General Chang Hsun, supporter of the monarchy and the forces of tho Republicans. The situation in the capital Is becoming serious. Trains are filled with fleeing Chinese going to Tion Tsin. Hotels are full of foreigners. Small American and Japanese forces aro endeavoring to come from Tien Tsin, but their arrival may bo delayed by fiRht-ing at Langfang. whore 5,000 troops of General Chang llsun are opposing an advance guard of "0,000 Republicans. Monarchy Will Collapse. London, July !i.-A dispatch to the Post from Tien Tsin says the Manchu restoration seems on the verge of collapse. Fifty thousand Republican troops arc converging on Pekin, where General Chang Hsun lias only about :i,000 men. Members of the northern military party do not expect fighting. They believe Chan llsun's troops will desert when they re.ali/.e the strength of the Republican forces. Fifteen provinces now support Tuan Chi-.Tui, who has been made premier of the provisional government established at Nanking. A dispatch to the Daily Mail sayB that General Chang Hsun, realizing his mistake in attempting to restore tho emperor, threatens to sack Pekin, burn the Manchu Palace and take the emperor to Mongolia. � Fear Looting Pekin, July 0, via Tien Tsin- The position of Gen. Chang Hsun, leader of the Royalist movement, apparently is hopeless. It Is feared that when this is realized his troops will loot Pekin. Legations are prepared for all eventualities. CANADIANS AT THE GATE OF LENS 10 lL00s l Hill 70 tOlPRIERElj' , .. No 16  ' ^ j .ICiteSt Pier re" ^ ---""^LOISON . LENS  \.....: / V rill f> -�/. *�yV?2L-^4 BEAUMONT} i 'ij Vt VA/II I FOl W\W^LE^ff^uv,R^,L, ft DOUM BAILLEUL vjtdv^-^- Scale in Milet.; VlfKY^ ? - � a. � ON CONSCRIPTION BILL MeHsiiH' I'iiNsetl Second Reading When Morning. Sunlight Was Streaming- Through Windows of Legislative Chamber-Long i)ebat� Ende �> * , a government majority of Washington, July 5.-Complete in-.1 dependence for Poland and a wide ' degree of self-government for Pin- , land, Ukraine and other subsidiary j nationalities of Russia, was said to- '� day by. Ambassador Bakhmetleff to be the object of the new Russian gov- ! ornmont. Plans are now under way, he said, for the actual working out of tho i principle that government should . rest on the consent of tho governed and to the widest degree possible for a centralized authority. Boris Bakhmetleff was formally presented to President Wilson today< as tho first ambassador to this country under the new Russian govern* ment. TRUSTY ESCAPES Walter Van Hoosier of Power, Mon� tana, wanted to go home yesterday and he did so. . He was a trusty at the provincial jail with six months ,: more to servo, but didn't feel like staying. When he took it into his head to change hiB location ho was at the  granary .at the jail crushing gralu, and} just watched his chance and left. Th* guards and tho provincial police ioat%, ..'. luted it search as soon as his abaeuM _ was notice. . Hoosier was only 20 years oT-apf " and was in jail serving a tern' M K result of a convictiou on a nl�nB|"it' _ false pretense*. - ^ J 4555 17076275 1507 0806 ;