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DAILY ARDM
ITE
"LEST WE FORGET"
1153 MORE DAYS OF GORE
WEATHER FORECAST
Tonight fair, below freeziri
Sunday fair and cold.
A Newspaper of Character
FULL LEASED WIRE ASSHATED PRESS
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1918.
VOLUME 24. NUMBER 92.
EIGHT PAGES TODJ
ORE
AUSTRIAN
DD CO CDC Mil
i iiijuhliij n
Liu
01 I U KliS IN WOKSL CONDITION
THAN .MEN, ISl'T AM. ItK
MAIX 1801.11.
DESPOTISM MUST PERISH FROM
EARTH, HER OF BRITAIN CRIES
WEATHER FORECAST.
ENGLISH PEOPLE INTEND TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH
FOR DEMOCRACY, DAVID LLOYD GEORGE DE
CLARES, AND GERMANY'S WRONGS IN 1871
AND IN PRESENT WAR MUST BE RIGHTED.
Fur A I'llmniv and Vicinity: Tonight,
;,enei ally fiiir: teni rat in o. below fre .
tug. Sunday, fair.
( klalio:na: Tonight, generally ;'ih.
raider; tcnipei 'attire, below five'iiig.
Similiiy. fair. .hlT.
Fast Texas: Tonight, unsettled.
rains in extreme eastern nrl ion. n
freezing in northern portion. Stii
fair, much ml. In-.
West Texas. Tonight, fair. ;.
temperature. In low freezing in no,;
ami western unctions. Snaiias.
rniili'i' in mn-t I i-i a i t im .
loo
I':
TALK OF FRENCH FIRE
IVurful Artillery Tornado and Follow
ing Infantry Assault Were Something
New In This I nil of linns Invading
Italy.
(IJy tho Associated Press)
Italian Army I leudquu iters in North
ern ll.ily. Friday. .Ian. 4.- The officer
eiininandiiig the 1,4HU Austrinn prison
er.s captured in the recent French suc
cess nil Alonte Toinha nave the Asso
ciated I'rcss correspondent an oppor
tunity today of going anions them and
talking freely with officers and men on
war conditions, and what the enemy
still could do in carrying on the
struggle.
riliscrnhli' lot of hiiinan acinus.
difficult to imagine. Tin
London. .Ian. I'remier l.loyd
C.ecrgc, uddicsshig the trades unions to
day on the slilijeet of the war aims,
-aid that only the clearest. greatest and
most just of causes could justify the
continuance even for a day of "this un-
pi -likable iisrny ol nations.
The premier said:
!' to stati' clearly
only the principles
fighting, hut their d
plication to the war
"We have arrived
"at t he mo a n it ira
Ule eonflii't. and before an
:akc.-- t he fan t ill decision a
not
are
"Wo ought t
and definitely
for which we
'finite, concrete an.
aims of tin- world.
' said tin- premier,
hour of this t , i
iivci'iinr .;t
to the con
cilium const it tit ion,
said Crest I'.ritain
destroy it, although i
to
A more
would be difficult to imagine. I lie ot
licr-i were in even worse condition than
tin- men. Their clothing was ranged
a r' the tinselled ornamentation nn the
uniforms was gangrened with rust
The officers were unkempt and had
not heeu shaved for a week. Their red
hands looked like pieces of raw beef
steak. None had overcoats, as all were
wearing light trench uniforms when the
French swept around thorn. Yet, de
spite this misery, they put on a sur
prisingly hold front, and anyone think
ing they are crushed is closing his eyes
to facts.
All Ages Among Them.
All ages were seen among the prison
ers. There was a hoy of IS and a man
of 50, with a gray beard. A coating of
trench mud made them look worse than
they really were. Some wore shawls
and blankets. Their headgear consisted
of buttered helmets and caps with heavy
hoods.
They tramped along sullenly to large
courtyards where food was being dis
tributed. Kueh man got a small tin of
meat and a largo chunk of bread. The
prisoners ate like ravenous animals, and
said it was the best food they had had
in weeks. The correspondent was told
by the prisoners that the method of
the French attack was an entirely new
experience for them, as they seldom had
undergone such murderous artillery
tire. Most of the men were .Moravians,
Dalmatians and Gallcians.
The sudden French charge after the
artillery fire bowled them over before
they had any chance to offer resist
ance. Concerning the war, they all
expressed themselves as heartily sick
of it, and said that the Germans were
keeping the others in the fight.
"All the. World Ajtainst IV
' Officers gave America's entry into the
war as an instance that all the world
was against the cenfal powers. One
officer said the food supply was run
uing low. but that conditions were bet
tor in Hungary than in Austria. They
thought that Hungary could get along.
Referring to their ragged uniforms,
one officer said: "Yes, we are ragged,
and look like tramps, but what does that
count in fighting?"
A (ierman artillery officer who was
cup;ured with the Austrians was given
quarters by himself, but the command
ant said that another German would
soon arrive to keep him company. The
German, while deferential and civil,
maintained complete silence on the war.
ditio'.i : under which it might either
terminate or continue the struggle, it
should lie satisfied that the conscience
of the nation is behind these conditions."
.Mr. l,!oii I ieorgc said that durji::!:
til" iust few days he had taken special
pains to ascertain the views and the
attitude of representative men of all
-ections of thought in the country.
Doesn't Waul Constantinople.
The premier declared (heat F.iitahi
Was not fighting to take Constantinople
from Turkey.
'i Hi r viewpoint." the premier declared,
'is that the adoption of a ilomni'i at ir
constitution by Germany would be the
1.10.-.I convincing evidence that the old
-pint of military domination was dead.
nut tn.it is a question lor the Cc'iuan
people to decide."
The basis of any territorial settle
ment must he government with the con
sent of the governed. Hie premier as
serted. He had read the statement of labor's
war aims, he emit inued. and had dis
cussed the 1 1 1 1 1 s I i 1 1 i i of war aims with
former I'remier Asitiith and with Vis
count Grey. Had the nationalist leaders
in Ireland not been engaged with the
jtingled problem of Irish self-government,
lie would have heeu happy to ex
change views with them, lie had also
consulted representatives of Great
r.ritain's overseas dominions.
As a result of these discussions, sain
Mr. l.loyd George, although the govern
ment aloiiu was responsible lor the ac
tual language he proposed using, there
was a national agreement as to the I
character and purpose of the nation's
war aims and peace conditions, lie was
speaking, therefore, not merely the mind
ofthe government, hut the mind of the
nation and the empire.
No War of Aggression.
"We are not fighting a war of ag
gression against the German -people."
leelared the premier. "The destruction
or disruption oL Germany or the i,er-
mau people has never been a war aim
with us since the first day of the war
to now. The I'.ritish people never aimed
at breaking up the German peoples, or
the disintegration of their stale. Our
wish is not to destroy Germany's great
position in the world, but to turn her
aside from schemes of military domina
tion to devote her strength to benefi
cent tasks."
The premier continued with the decla
ration that Great llritain was not fight
ing to take Constantinople from Tindery
UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT
IS PRACTICAL REALITY
AND GOES IT ALONE
nor destroy Austria-Hungary. W
not fighting." be said, "to destroy
tria-llungary or to deprive Turk',
its capital or of the rich land in
.Minor
nately
which are ore
are
An-;
y of
Asia
lomi-
Amstcrdani, ,lan. 4. According tu a
lelegra mfrom llrest Iitovsk, peace delis
gates from Ukraine have arrived there
and reported that the Ukrainian govern
ment is preparing to conduct its own
international affairs everywhere.
A telegram from Warsaw says that
a special train carrying the peace dele
gates of the central powers has passed
through there on the way to Brest
Litovsk.
On the invitation of the German for
eign minister, Dr. Von Kuelilinann,
I 'rot. Kmil Oplik, an artist, will go to
lirest Litovsk to sketch the assembled
peace delegates.
PREPARE TO CONSTRUCT
200 WOODEN SHIPS
Washington, Jan. 4. Chairman Hur
ley of the shipping board asked con
gress for $82,000,001) for acquisition or
establishment of ship building plants in
addition to the $1K5.000,000 heretofore
asked for the next fiscal year, lit
also asked for increase of authority f i
construction of ships from O'lii.coi'
to tl !':'."). 000,000.
'". A. Grown, purchasing officer for
the emergency fleet corporation, tolt
the committee that within sixty days
the shipping board hopes to have deliv
ered from Oregon the heavier timbers
for the" CTiistriiction of "00 wooden
ships at ii price of $l!i less a thousand
than that of pine timbers, Which the
smith was unable to deliver.
and Thract
Tu rkisb."
Hun I'roposa's W(rllilc..s.
Referring to the pronouncement
made December :!" by Count Czernin.
the Austro-Hung'.'rhn foreign minister,
at the llrest l.itovsk peace conference
the premier said:
'It is impi.SMihle to hc'iiwe i "nil t any
permanent peace could be erected nil
such a four latioa.
.Mere lip service to the tormula oil on
no annexations, no lnuemniiy aim sen
determination is useless."
I'remier L.loyd George sail that tin
independent lol in.l. cnmpi I sing all gen
uinely 1'ollsli cii moots who icsir 1 in
participate, was an urgent necessity far
the stahili y of western Fin'ope
Stand to tho Death.
"We mean to stand by the French
democracy to the death," the premier
continued, "in the demand the French
make for a reconsideration of the great
wrong of 1871, when Alsace-Lorraine
was taken away from them. This sore
has poisoned the peace of Kurope for
half a century, and until it Is cured,
healthy conditions cannot he restored."
Tho prime minister said that democ
racy in Great Britain would stand to
the last by the democracies of France
and Italy.
"We should he proud to fight to the
end," he declared, "side by side with tho
new Russian democracy. Ha would
America, France und Italy. Hut If the
present rulers of Russia act Indepen-
dently, we have no means to arrest the
catastrophe. Russia can only be saved
by her own people." 3.
Those (ierman Colonies.
Speaking with regard to the dispo
sition of the (ierman colonies, the pre
mier said:
"They are held at the disposal of a
conference whose decision must have
primary regard to the wishes ami tho
interests of their native inhabitants."
"Reparation means recognition," the
premjer said. "Unless International
right is recognized by insistence on
payment for injury done in defiance of
its canons, it can never be a reality.
Next comes the restoration of Serbia,
.Montenegro, and the occupied parts of
France. Italy. I'.elgiiuu and Rumania.
The c 'inplete withdrawal of alien arm
ies and reparation for injustice are the
fundamental conditions of a permanent
As regards the (
.Mr. l.loyd George
was not lighting to
I'.ritain considered a military, autocratic!
constitution a dangerous anachronism, j
After his reference to the desirability !
of the adoption of a deiuocratic. consti
tution bv Germany, .Mr. l.loyd George
continued: ,
No More Arbitrary Despotism.
"The days of the treaty of Vienna
are long past. We can no longer submit
the future of ICuropean civilization to
tile arbitrary decisions of a few nego
tiators .striving to secure by chicanery
or persuasion the interests of this or
that dynnstv or nation. Therefore, gov
ernment with the consent of the gov
erned must be the basis or any terri
torial settlement."
"We regard as vital," said the pre
mier, "the legitimate claims of the Ital
ians for union with those of their own
race and tongue.
"We also mean to press that Justice
he done tp the men of Rumanian blood
and speech."
"Nobody who knows Prussia and her
designs toward Russia can doubt her I
ultimate intention," .Mr. l.loyd George
said. "Whatever phrases she uses to I
delude Russia she does not mean to sur- '
render any of the Russian provinces'
and cities now occupied. Under one
name or another, they will henceforth
lie part of the Prussian dominions ruled
by the Prussian sword, and the rest of
the Russians will he enticed into com
plete economic and ultimate political
enslavement."
Austria Could He driat.
"If these conditions were fulfilled,
A usl i'ia-1 In ugary would heroine a power
v. Iiooe strength would conduce io the
permanent peace and freedom of lhuope
inslcaii of being an instrument of the
pernicious Prussian military autocracy."
The premier said the first require
ments always made by th" I'.ritish and
their allies had been complete restora
tion ol the political, territorial and eco
nomic independence of liclgUlin. and
such reparation its could be made for
tile devastation of its towns at'd prov
inces. This was no demand fur war
indemnity, bin insistence on the fact
that before there could be any hope of
stable peace this great breach of public
law in Kurope must In- repudiated and
so far as possible, repaired.
"Although we agree with I 'resident
Wilson that the breaking up of Austria
Hungary is nu part of our war aims,"
he continued, "we feel thai unless gen
uine self-government on true democratic
principles is granted those Austio-Hun-garlan
nationalities who have long de
sired it, it is impossible to hope for re
moval of those causes of unrest in that
part of Kurope which so long have
threatened its genuine peace."
Outside of Kurope, .Mr. l.loyd George
said he believed the same principles
should be applied. He added:
That Turkish Kinpirc.
"While we do not challenge mainte
nance of the Turkish empire in the
home lands of the Turkish race, with
its capital Constantinople, the passage
between the .Mediterranean and the
I Hack sea being internationalized and
neutralized. Arabia. Armenia. Mesopo
tamia, Syria and Palestine are. in our
judgment, entitleii to recognition of
their separate national conditions."
The premier told his hearers much
had been said about the arrangements
Great I'.ritain hail made with its allies
this and other subjects. He could
Local Tempera I lire.
Maximum temper it ms e .'. esiei da , .
degrees; minimum this morning. In
grccs.
CROWN PRIIICE
BRAES 1 All
DARDANELLES
TUI.I.S Ills MiOOI'S tufa wkri;
VUTOKIOI S AT VKKIM
"GOD Willi US."
Am -tc rdam. .Ian.
own prince, in a Ni
- The
Year'
( ;
d.-r
i'liiy.
prai
t les of the ea i
as reproduced
i icl'tcn, i cads:
"The ear 1
historv. and w
of my nnvv.
readv on The
e-l it--
just
11 the
valor
loseil.
IMlsS.
Ill til
The
Idni'k
li.lt-nler.
Nach
IT has gon
th it the ch
The French
isne and
in
down into
ds of ai i;s
arm., stood
the Cham
pagne to deliver a great dei-i.-An
overwhelming superiority
arms and ami, .million was
I'm ee a iotovy for tl
issault sanguinarily
mr faithfulness and
t ren
i ragi
upon
"Th
holme
Veil thereby br.
and paved Hie
i, enii.m arms
"In a ienacio
upon your owe
sacrifice and c
lies on the Cl.eniii
Champagne and on
ground of Veidun.
rear ol the in
east and in tl1
radeship you ;
and near ("ami'
"Pioud and
behold you
and my hcroii
i e blow,
of men.
counted
e enemy,
collapsed
bravery,
strength
Ue t he elienn 's
way to victory lor the
i Russia and Italy.
is sti tiggle. relying only
IS OFFERED RDSSIA BK TURKEY
IN RETURN FOR THIS COMMERCIAL CONCESSION, THE
SLAVS MUST DEMOBILIZE BLACK SEA FLEET, CUT
DOWN THEIR ARMY AND GET OUT OF TUR
KEY'S EASTERN POSSESSIONS.
Loudon. Jan. 1. Five passant' of the UardanelU's for Ilus
m:ui ships. Russian evacuation of Turkish territory and the de
mobilization of the Russian Black sea fleet are provided for in
the draft of Turkish peace terms presented to Russia, according
to an Kxchantfe Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd. Turkey, it
is provided, is to retain her active army in consequence of the
continuation of war against the entente allies.
The main points in the draft presented by the Turkish dele
gates are given in the dispatch as follows:
1 Frontier lines to remain as before the war.
2 Within two years of the conclusion of peace, the con
tracting parties shall conclude a convention respecting sea
initio and consulates.
:', War losses incurred by individuals to be refunded.
-1 Guarantees to be given for the territorial integrity and de
velopment of Persia on I lie basis of her entire independence.
.) Free passage to be granted Russian ships passing through
the Dardanelles and the Bosporus.
i; Mobilization wdhln Hums to be permitted for national de
fense. 7 Russia to undertake to remove her armies to territory
within the previous Russian borders within six to eight weeks
alter signing the peace agreement, leaving only one division to
afeguard her frontier.
X Russia to demobilize her army of special Armenian units,
ind also to demobilize the Black sea navy.
l Turkey to retain her active army in consequence of con
tinuation of war against the entente.
El ffi
.S.
i:i:i,k; ks a.mkuica will "lk
nations of world into
mountain of i'f.acf.."
HIS PEOPLE MARTYF
lly Their Sacrifices They Have I
dered Service Which Will lfrinff 1
ler Future to Humanity, F.nvoy
flares to His Listeners.
;lh and your self-
e. in difficult hat
des la llies. ill the
the hloiidsoililell
villi protected the
vanning armies in the
south. In loyal coin
Iso fought in Flanders
ai for Germany's honor,
ith a thankful heart. I
, 'ir ivc i-esolule leaders
troops. With an uti-
I. o il, I. .11, .Ian. .". AVhen the delegates
of the central powers arrived at I '.rest
l.itovsk to resume the peace negotia
tions, they found no Russian delegates
there, according to a Vienna dispatch to
Zurich, forwarded by the F.Nehailge Tel
egraph company. All that awaited them
was a telegram from the Russians ask
ing for transfer of the negotiations t
Stockholm.
stained shield ai d a sharp sword we
stand on the threshold of Hie near vic
tory iiroiind the imperial war lord
nailv to strike and win. God with us."
1
PLOT IS SPAIN
REIT
Madrid. .Ian. A revolutionary
movement has been unearthed by the
government. Telephone and telegraph
communications have been suspended
and other precautions taken.
Premier Alhuccmas announced today
that the government was master of
the situation.
The judicial authorities are investi
gating the plot, many details of which
are already known.
Although remaining out of the war,
Spain has not escaped the political un
rest which it lias produced. There have
been frequent strikes and disorders, and
it lias been necessary to declare martial
law.1 says the correspondent of the
London Times.
COLONLL HAKTS NOW
IMiiGADlFR GF.NF.K AL
(Continued on page S).
Iindon. .Ian. Ti. - Special dispatches
from I'etiograd report attempts by the
German delegates at Petmgrad to make
sum" sort of a clandestine agreement
with members of the forthcoming con
stituent assembly.
The correspondent, of the Dailj News
says that the Germans are trying
through a neutral di-iloni.it to get 'nto
communication with members of the
conference. Thci.' olije-t, obviously, is
that the parties opposed to th bolshev
iki are quite ready to profit by the bol
shevik refusal to make pi ate mil to
tell the people that the bolshevik! prom
ised them peace, but gave them war.
Germans Apply I'ressure.
The version of the correspondent of
the Daily Mail is that the Germans have
been nutting pressure, direct or indi
rect, upon the government in connec
tion witli tin- summoning of the con
stituent assembly, as the Germans have
been making it obvious that they are
unwilling to recognize the bolshevik! as
representatives of a majority pf the
Russian people, or even as temporary
trustees of the sovereign power.
The Daily News dispatch expresses
fear that Germany will find tile con
stituent assembly more amenable than
the bolsheviki in regard to making
peace, and quotes Foreign
Trotzkv as saying that the
(commercial elements) tire prepared to
give away half the country if they can
obtain control of the government of the
other half.
Regarding the attitude of the Ukraine
t
llarrv P.. Harts has r
that Ills brother. William W.
been promoted and is ihi'.i i
general 'Mill the Ameiie.in
Kurope.
Col. William W. Huts sail.
Fran'-" "-.Mt.l weeks a as o.l
the Si:t i U. S. engineer.-..
d word
I. iris, has
brigadier
forces in
towards the Germans, tile Many .News
savs Hint tile I lilaine rami (congressi
i-- willing .to strike a bargain with the
Germans. The Petrograd correspondent
of the Times, who is now in London,
writes that the Ukrainians are deter
mined to send a mission to llrest l.i
tovsk, nut to negotiate a separate peace,
but to ascertain Germany's intentions
inwards Little Russia. The Germans
are willing, he says, to recognize the
rada on the basis that the Ukraine sup
ply Germany with foodstuffs and rec
ognize German economic interests In
the Ukraine.
Neither of the points, the correspond
ent adds, is to Little Russia's taste, but
if the allies fall tiJ help the Ukrainians,
or adopt a policy of compromise with
the bolsheviki, the rada may have to
Icld. also the Cossacks.
Civil War Grows Inlnise.
Newspapers in Petrograd continue to
report lighting in the south, where, ac
cording to the correspondent of the
Times, civil war is raging fast and fu
rious. In several places there are re
ported to have been scenes of tierce
lighting. They include Kkatcrinoslav,
where, it is said lighting already has
continued live days. However, as com
munication south and east from Pe
trograd is limited, at the best the re
ports convey little information.
The Austro-Geriuan delegations ill Pe
trograd profess to have information that
the allies have decided to break rela
tions with Russia. Perhaps this is the
re:inn why the officials of the I'.ritish
embassy have taken pains to assure
Trotzky that the departure of Sir
George lliielianan was purely on ac
count of his ill health, and that he
Minister l would have left last March but for the
bourgeois, j persuasion of Foreign Minister Terest-
chenko. Trotzky also was told that tho
other members of the embassy have no
intention of leaving Petrograd at pres
ent. F. O. Lindley, counselor of the
embassy, remains in charge.
Washington, .Ian. '. The Serbian
mission to the United States was
ceived ill the senate today. Dr. Mile
R. Vesnitcli. head of the mission, sp.
Doctor esiutch praised the attit
of the United States, voiced unalter
faith that this country would soon "
the nations of the World into the ni
lain of perfect peace and become
arbiter of all of them," and offered
people "the heartfelt gratitude (
small, but honest nation."
Doctor Vesnitcli asserted Serbia g
cd with enthusiasm the doctrine of Al
i oe as the doctrine of the world,
was happy to be permitted to share
belief that right shall command r
More than anybody, be said, Serb
believe thai peace cannot subsist v
out justice, liberty and righteousne
The St'i'bian nation with their !
men. the Croats and Slovenes,"
Doctor esnitcli. "have suffered in
war more than any other nation,
thus fulfilling our sacred duty to
countiv we venture to think that
have rendered a real service, how
-mall it may he. to tile better flltu
liiimauii v . for in defending our he
ml. our regiments have sown
great"!' portion of our territory wltl
lives of the best of their men. To t
we owe the interest which the civ
world lias taken in our national i
To i lii-m. my friends . here present
myself owe the great honor of bell
ceived in your senate, which we rr
as the strongest asylum of right,
city and of justice
"We have in this solemn hour a
and w, voice our unalteiablo faith
this magnificent republic is to Ira
nations ot the world unto ttie mou
of perfect peace and to becom
arl iter of them all. because we
the American eoncnandments of
are comm liniments of justice,
alone will enable mankind to impn
pee evolution.''
PRESIDENT II
TAKE OVER MEA
INDUSTRY OF U
for
me!
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
Owing to a physical breakdown which has come upon him
suddenly, Ralph Meeker has resigned as city circulator of the
Daily and Sunday Ardmoreite after faithfully serving the office
in this capacity the past two years.
Fred G. Park, who has been connected with the office for
several months, succeeds Mr. Meeker as the circulator and will
assume full charge of the work as soon as he has gone over all
the details and the various routes with Mr. Meeker.
The circulation of the Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore has
more than doubled since the change in management last March,
in fact, more papers are now being distributed here than were
being printed for local and mail circulation combined at that
time.
More than 200 new subscribers have been added during the
past month, and there Is every reason that the growth will
continue, as there is a steady influx of new families and these
families usually become subscribers soon after arriving here.
During the recent cold weather and the holiday vacation the
dt livery of the paper has been very irregular, and it has been
a problem to get boys to deliver regularly at such times, but
it is hoped that this annoyance to subscribers will soon be over
come by employing more boys and cutting down the size of
each route.
Subscribers who do not receive their Ardmoreite by 7 o'clock
each night or by 9 o'clock Sunday morning are requested to
notify Mr. Park over Phone No. 5 and a special messenger will
be sent out with a copy at once. For the present a boy will be
kept at the office till 9 o'clock each night to attend to this
vvork. The patience and co-operation of the readers are sought
until the new wheels are well in motion.
WAR SUMMARY.
Uncertainty still beclouds the status
of the Rtisso-German peace negotiations.
Iloili sides have declared that certain
proposals of the other side did not meet
with their approval. Russia has said
that the German terms concerning occu
pied territories could not be accepted,
ind German Chancellor Von Hertling
lnnounces that the central powers can
not move the conference to Stockholm,
is Russia has suggested.
The Russian position, coupled with
reports that the delegates of the cen
tral powers, and even of Germany, were
livided as to the question of annexa
tions, appears the stronger one, but
there is no indication that Germany wdll
recede, although it has been rumored
chat the leading German and Austrian
emissaries had returned to Urest Litovsk
with new instructions. The speeches
before the reichstag main committee by
Chancellor Von Hertling and the un
der secretary of the German foreign of
fice did not make clear whether Ger
many would stand unalterable on the
onditions to which Russia, objects.
Intense German artillery lire on the
Cambra i sector f the western front
gave way yesterday to il local attack by
(ierman infantry. i'our l.ritisb ad
vanced posts near the Canal du N'ord
were pushed back slightly.
Dn the remainder of the front, the
artillery duels continue at several
points. On the Italian front there ha'Ve
been lively exchanges of artillery fire
and some raiding parties.
I'.ritish und French airmen have been
unusually active, as have those of the
enemy, arid two score machines on all
sides are reported destroyed.
Enemy aircraft have carried out fur
ther raids over the Venetian plains,
and Padua again lias been subjected
to heavy bombing from the air.
Philadelphia. .l:m. 5. The
Stales government may take ovc
meat industry of lib country '
to control tint thv.-e principal in
lies In war time meat, rnnl and jL-r-,
nortation. This . plainly hull
at today's session ( f the federal
commission here.
An official .'onue ;t.l wild the
mission which has been investil
meat conditions here prophesleii
the government inteniletl to setae :
packing anil allied industries, audi
cis ,1. Ileney, who 1 examining!
nesses, did not deny that the plai
being consiilere I in Washington.!
CONSUMPTION OF BEE
IN ENGLAND MUST H
REDUCED BY V
London. Jan. 5. Until the siJ
Improves, the consumption of 1
Kngland must be reduced at lea
half, according to an official stn
concerning the scarcity of meat.
The Daily Mail says that mi
he the first food dealt with undi
Rhondda's compulsory rationing
l'.utter mid margarine will follovj
and other foods will be added
become more dear. Practically a.
stuffs will be rationed by April.
WANT AMKHH'AN' TROOPS
TO KKKI OUT OF PARI
AND IMMORAL ENVIRON!
COST OF LIVING Oil DOWNWARD
TREND FEDERAL REPORT DECLARES
Washington. Jan.
ing Is on tin? downward
ing to a statement today
of labor statistics which
retail price of food as a
veniber was one per cent less than in
October. Of standard articles, twelve
showed decreases, four remained sta
tionary in price and eleven increased.
The bureau announces that from Oc
tober to November, pork chops dropped
I ligli cost of liv-, in price eleven per cent, sirloin and
trend, accord- round steak four per cent, flour three
of the bureau iind sugar two. Lesser decreases were
savs that the I found lit rib roast, chuck roast, plate
whole for No
beef, cheese, raisins and coffee.
Deans, bread, bam and bacon showed
neither decrease nor increase. Onions
Increased eighteen per cent in price,
eggs five, lard and butter four, potatoes
three, rice two, and meal one, with
smaller Increases in salmon, milk,
prunes and tea.
(Ry the Associated Press)
With trie .lmerlcan Army in
Friday, Jan. 4. In co-operatlo
the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. head
is busy completing arrangeme
other centers than Paris, where
sonnel of the American exped
forces can go when they are
leave, and have clean and
amusements, such as "movies
ball, mountain climtng and
sports.
It is hoped that these cent
prove substitutes for Tarls, as
to spend leaves there have bi
petnled to all officers and men
interests of temperance and mo
Scuds Coal to New Engla
Washington, Jan. 5. Direct
eral McAdoo took up work for t
ot the coal famine 'i. New Eny
ordering the dlstrlbuli'm of
cars to mines alone the lines
I eastern railroads.

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