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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated Stampede and Fair, Lethbridge, July 22nd to 27th VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1918 NUMBER 179 FRA MOSCOW BEING BY ANTI-BOLSHEVIKI FORCES Anti-Bolsheviki Forces Are Marclihig on Moscow; A Big Clash Is Expected ]^re Nearing Bolsheviki Cap-ital-T-Food Situation in Petrograd is Bad GERMANS MAKE STUPENDOUS DEMAND ON CONQUERED RUSSIA Parlt, July 12.-Tehernoff. a X leader of the Social Revolution-Itts is marciiina .on l\Aoscow at the head of numerous bands of unarmed peasants, says a dispatch from Stockholm to the Matin. Part of his force has arrived in the outsltlrts of the Bolshevik! capita'. Gefman Demands. Paris, July 12.-(Havaa Agency.)- Derniany'b claim for indemnity from fliissia amounts to the round sum of �even billion roubles, according to a Report printed in the Berlin Vosalcbo Eeltung, of the work done by the mixed commisskin to take up consld-�ration ofiilalma growing out of tJie conclusion ol the Brest-Lltovsk peace. This commission has concluded its iBBslons during which the German rep-resentativoB, Bays tho newspaper,'pre-lented clalmAaggregating the amonnt named for war. damages. Immedlattt le^tUment of tiie claim (is asked, It la Clfolera In Petrograd. Ijondon, Jufcr 1?.-Owing to the great ihortago ot food, cholera iaon tbo in-ereaso In Petrograd and hundreds of persona are dally tailing victims to it, says a Russian wireless dispatch re peived today. Peace With Finland London, July 12.-Tho Bolshevik! tovernment ot Russia has agreed to enter into peace negotiatloiis with Fin-\and, which had expressed through Uio German government, a desire to irrange a peace treaty with Rusala. BULLETINS ONE ARPE8TED London, July''l2.-One of tba murderers of Count Von Mirbaoh German ambassador to RusslBt was arrested^ Thursday according to a Moscow dispatch to �th� Frankfurter Zaitung which la transmitted from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telagrr.ph Company. RETURN TO BBLGiUM Paris, July 12,-^(Hava8 Agency)- tho King and Queon ot the Belgian* Who had been visiting England have Returned to Prance by the sarn'o uoana which they used in crossing pie channel to England-through, the ^ir. The return paaaago, the news-fiapera say, lasted.thirty minutes. The loyal couple said they were dellgtatod trlth the ezperionces ot tbo aerial i BOYCOTT HUNS I Memphis,' Tenn., July J2.-The Memphis Cotton Exchangs today unanimously adopted a reaolutlon to expel any member who^for � period of ten years after'paaoa has been daolared, engages In trade with subjects of any nation oont)n: usd today, >rt\f onm) ssrious Incident waa the shooting by a government agent of Helga Qustav-on. Ho attempted to escape from the.offlee,rs,.wha wished to examine hiB Now York card more crt>se-, ly.. He Js ill  eerlous condition. London, July 12.-Food control In England probably will continue for at least a abort while after the,ending of hostilities, according to John R. Clynes, the new hfad of the food ministry. Dlsou�plng this eubjsot with the Dally Telegraph, the new controller told: "Whether the food n^lnlstry will bo eonllnued after t,he war de-pende on how long the war laeta, but It la clear the edndltlone oreat-. ed will not ouddKnly ' disappear when It \% ended and for a eon-Idirable time the allied nation* will to Mflulred to act In eo-opera-tlon � regards auppllee until nor* mal aondltlone reappear. HUNS MAKE SOME DEMANDS, HOLLAND AmBtardam, July 18.-Accor(|. Ing to the , Telegraaf, Germany haa demanded from Holland elxty thoueand Ottwe^ three thousand horeea, ten thousand tons of eheeee, two million egge, 160 tone of. fat product*, a large quantity of poultry, three thousand tons of sugar and two huildred thoueand � hides. In addition, Qbrmany also wants a certain amdi^nt of quinine, while from the Dutch colonies, an additional credit of eeven million ^ florlnea monthly la deelredi �CRI0U8 CHARGE. PaHa,; July 1&-^(Havae Agon-cy.)-A Oenovd dwiiteh reports the afreet by the SwiM authorities iof Mj Gullbeaiix, director of .{.the Revue Domairi,'charged"^with L 'being Implicated In' caJMa of per-one In France .Mpused of cor-roapondlng with the enemy. It Hi alleged that h^e. was plao'an agent In SwitzerlandM the Bol- � they have. Ottawh, July 12.-The Import-ant^question of the validity of the order-in-councll of April 20, cancelling exemptions granted under the Military Service Act, reached the supreme court of Canada this morning in the form of an appll-c.itlon of a writ of habeas corpus for Pte. George Edwin Grey, of Mlplssing, who Is under arrest bp-cause ho refused to don a military uniform at Niagara Camp, and also declined to be inocufat-\ ed. After hearing the application ins chambers. Judge Anglln consented to "the issuance of an order referring the matter to the full supreme court which will sit on* Thursday, July 18. This was done at the request of E. L. Newcombe, deputy minister of Justice and no objection was raised by R. H. Chrysler, K.C, Ottawa, of C. C. Robinson, who made the application on behalf of Grey. As a re-suit this application will be the basis for tho settlement by the courts of the highly Important matter of the validity of the order-in-councll of April 20. There will be no' apppal from the Judgment of the^ supreme court of Alberta, danger of tho possibility of an'^ob-Jectlon to such an ap.peal being taken thereby being avoided. ' In the course of the. proceedings before 'Hon. Justice Anglln, Mr. Chrysler explained that Grey, the applicant for the writ of habeas corpus, Is a farmer who ^ad been refused exemption by the local tribunal. He went before the appeal tribunal' at Haileybury and secured exemption so long as he rema;ined on the farm. From this decision tho military authopltles appealed to the central appeal Judge and the application was before Justice Duff on April, 20, when the ordcNrvlcouncll vvvis issued. Like.similar appeals relating to the classes affected by the order-in-councll, it was not proceeded vWlth. Justice , Anglln referred to the fact that tho ordsr-ln-councll had been passed when parliament was In aession. That was an objection to It whilch he said he would like to hear discussed. He also expressed a desire to see the Judg-. ment of tho Alberta i.nd Quebec courts Justice Anglln asked if It would be neoeesary to summons parlla- . ment in special session should the Buprcme court declare the orders-in-council Invalid and ffir. Newcombe replied -that It would. ' LIMIT REACHED. Apart from the habeas corpus proceedings which come before ' the full supreme court bench next week, a difficulty has.arisen ovep- the point raised In other court proceedings that the one hundred thousand limit to reinforcements, under the Military Service Act, . . already has bean reached. What Is the exact number of reinforcements secured, is now a matter of investigation. A total of between SO.OOO and 90,000 Is cited, but it is asserted that this is inclusive ofmen who should not properly be classed as military service act reinforcements. In any event some modification of the existing clause is likely to be a matter of early consideration. Anntfijncement already has been 'made that the provision will be amended only with the consent of parliament. ARRANGE A SESSION. Ottawa, July 12.-An early session of parliament Is again discussed here as a likelihood. While no apprehension Is felt in official circles that the supreme court vvlll uphold the validity of the April prder-in-council, cancelling certain exemptions, it Is understood that the parliamentary ar-rangements for an early session have been made should the supreme court take the view of the Alberta court of appeals. m mm DIS Dr. Robertson Says Situation in Great Britain is Much Better Now CANADA AND U. S. HAVE HELPED BY THEIR CONSERVATION Ottawa, July 12.-An optimistic view of the food situallort' in Great Britain Is taken in a ciiblegram received by the minister ot aBriculture from Dr. J. W. Hobertson, who In j-cp-resenting t6e department oC agriculture on a special mission overseas. Tho Improvement in the outlook, is, Dr. Robertson cabled, atlrlbuturt largely to the American and Canadian campaigns tor conservation and increased production; the availability o� additional shipping; the British food controller's regnlatlons; riRoroiifi ocoitomy in Franco and Italy; Increase In the Ensl'sh potato crop for 1917 ot 117,000,000 bushels more than 191G. . . Dr. Robertson finds that the commodities that are scarce are sugar, butter and fruit. "With a, .considerably increased area,'.' Ba"i^'*'br. Roherlson, "England's cereal crops are In excellenj^ condition. Farmers report uncommonly largo yields per acre. "The situation -in regard to the supply ot food Is still domlnantly Important, although sate tor the present, and reserve stocks must be accurau-latefl against a possibility ot partial c.rop;faIlures next year or gouib new war contingency. The need tor saving and buying war securities Is better understood and acted upon here than in Canada, those deriving revenues from farm products, whieii are financed by tho government, recognize the duty of Investing part ot their receipts in war bonds to enable the government to continue paying cash tor commodities." British Forces on Front in France Number 2 Million; French Contmue Successes fIir ediior of.~� "~ alberta "herold" IS UiER ARRESI Acknowledged German Has Been Active in U. S. in Aiding Germany British Have Big Fighting Force in the Front Lines in France Now FRENCH CONTINUE THEIR ADVANCE; AMIENS UNDISTURBEL EXWOFROIfl LEAGUE NATIONS Germany Cannot Enter-Nucleus. (f( The League Outlined . St. Paul, Minn., July 12.-That William Krankenhamen, former editor of tho Edmonton, Alborta Herold. a German paper, hold here today.after ar-re.it under a presidential warrant, has bonii buying supplies In Minnesota, shipping them camouflaged to Mexico, whence tliey were sent to Germany by German agents working there In collusion with Krankenlingon, was the theory upon which federal agonta are working today. The fact that Krank-enhagen was president of the. Hag^n Export .Co., which he organized by merely setting up an ofhce here after his escape from the. Alberta police, wiiere he was suspected of German activities In 1916, gives color to tho investigation. Tho Hagen Export Co. and Krankonhagen have'K'ad numerous "business connections" with Mex-Ican parties. T. E. Cafcpbell, federal agent said: Krankenhagen makes no secret of his pro-Germanism, "I owe my allegiance to Germany, I am not a German-American but a German citizen. It Is too ranch to expect a subject of Germany to turn over completely and become' anti-German .even in vlejj: of present circumstances," he said. Ho will probably he Interned on a diet of tho best food oC tho coimtry, with tho best liberties available and under most sanitary- conditions in a United States Internment camp for tho balance of the war. Canada's Net Debt isNow $1,-154,007,715-Revenue *Le9s KILL OFFICERS Corfu, July 12.-A serious mutiny aifiong the Austrian troops In one of the occupied districts of Siberia is announced by the Serbian press bureau here. The garrison at Kraguyevata. the former Serbian arsenal, broke Into rebellion because of bad food, the statement declares, and many of the officers were killed. The mutiny was euppressed after a Veritable battle-in which machine guns and artillery were freely used. NO FOOD RUMANIA Paris, July 12.-Rumania's peas-^ ant population Is In a more pre-. carious condition from lack of food and clothing than at any, time since Rumania entered the wsr. Reports reaching the Ae-sociatsd Press from authorltativo ' eoiircee Indicate that all ^crops this.yeiir are failurea. If the Qer-mans e^ipeot any food from' this 'waete' territory, tho report eonl eludes, they have only the "slen-d�5.jftop�,of betteioc. crops""next ' year. A. heavy cannon, several macbino guns, countless email arms, rifles, helmets, .uniforms and nlL kinds ot other German war material. The exhibit will take from twelve thousand' to fifteen thouiiand square feet in tho central building ot the local exposition. , . That Is the amount of apace, allotted Lto.lt and indications �,i'e. th^t evei^ at that, It will be overcrowded. ; " Paris, July 12,-The village of Longpont, on the Savieres River enst of Vlliers-Cotterets Kas been cnptured by the French, says the official statiment from the War Office today. The French also continued their progress north of .Chavigny Farm and east of Pav-erolles. Javage Farm, northeast of iViverolieB also was occupied. In raids north of Mont Didler and In Champagne the French captured fifteen prisoners. The. official statement reads: "Our troops continued their pro-greos north of Chavigny Farm and east of Faveroilcs. Last night our troops occupied the village of Longpont and the.Javage Farm. "Two raids, one north 9f Mont Didler and the other in Champagne resulted In the capture'of fifteen prisoners. BRITISH RAIDS London, July 12.-Further raid. Ing operations were carried out by the, British troops last ni^ht,' notably In the Flanders area, near Merris and Meteran, the War Office announced today. Prisoners were taken In a patrol encounter In the Kemmel sector on this front. ., �^TWO MILLION BRITISH Paris, July 12,-The British fighting forces In France now ag.; gregate two million men, says . the Havas correspondent on the British front. This equals the number on the front In 1917. TOOK PRISONERS London, July 12.-Another British party raided the German lines near Hamet^ south of the Somme. A patrol clash' in the neighborhood of Gavrelle, northeast of Arras also resulted In the taking of prisoners. In their operation In the vicinity of Merris the British took 120 prisoners. AMIENS UNDISTUflBED Paris,- July 12^German guns and bombing airplanes have not harassed the city of Amiens, onr of the objectives In the Oermar. drive of March 21, since June 25. Previous to that and during the fighting along the Somme the bombardment of the city ha& been so heavy that the civilian population had been removed. The Italians Take Berat Washington, July 12.-Occupation of Berat and the capture of. quantities of war material and many prisoners by the advancing Italian aryny In Albania, were announced today In an official dispatch fro;n Rome. The massage also. told, of losses Inflicted upon the Austrians In surprise attacks at Conca La||hl and In Val O'Assa and of the re-pulse of enemy attacks en th* southern slopes of Sasso Rosak, Bad weather was reported in tW Altl Piano, of Asiago. . , p.. - -.1 ,�;� '.'i " 4 WON'T RATIFY IT. ' Santiago, Chile, July 12,-Tho ^ Chilean cabinet has refused to ratify the recant negotiations looking toward the renting of interned German steamers by the Chilean government. The leading news--papeirs accept this action as a de- ' finite failure of thS attempt to T add the German vessels to the ; Chilean merchant service.' >' '- HUNS LOSE THIS TRADE. Washington, July 12,-Germany has tost ite trade, in paper and ps-i ,4 per p.'-oduets on the east poast of ^ South Amsrlca to the/ ^Unltsd ; States, with Xl* pooslblllty, aiP- v, cording to,a report today by thp(im^>| bureau of foreign' and'>domastt�<;(^ j| commerce, that American mlllii will be able to r�t�li\ ths bu�(r t .jnsn after ths ,s - ......: � � � � 'Mw^ 398821 480?36 85 44967099 ;