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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK X. AI-BEHTA. JUNK 5, 1917 NUMBER 148 IN IL IIM Trouble Over in U. S. Docs Not Thousands llejfisler. AKRANGii.TO KNFOKCK LAW i'eace Terms of French Washington, JUDO noon to- day registration was proceeding nil over the country without reports of disturbance or uulowarO Incidents of RUy kind. No resistance liaj been re- ported Jo the hill counties of-the where organized rcolslanrc had hecn threatened nor in the large cities where organized propaganda had been active. There was nothing al that hour, however, to show whether reg- istration vrns being evaded lo any ex- tent but officials were confident Ihe Tclunis Tvoulri sho-i- f.vaslpn as ncs- JiWc. Are Confident. Wishlngloii, June who have made arrangements (or registra- tion to bo made In nil parts of. tho country today, preparatory to ilrafl- ing men for the' new nnllonal army express Lho confident belief that little difficulty vi111 he encountered. This confidence 13 based cm the fact thai seriously disquieting reports were received and on the further fuel ihnt hearty co-operation has come from the civilian officials In Immediate charge ol registration. "Everybody Js Jn preparation for carrying through res- lElrailon, whether or not IV proceeds as smoothly as is Ur'g. General Enoch Crowdcr. eight slates" hail said yesterday, -ive fire ready.1 i am optimistic as'to ree Islratlon In .the Western States. St. Paul; June of Mlnnccotans and North Dakqlao reported at conscription reglslralloi booths on their way 10 work today and no disorders were heard of at an point.: Adjutant General Fred Wood, i this 'slate ha- eipecteriiiij -trouble and "eitl maled that nearly a quarter of a mil linn would bo'enrolled In .Minae in Minneapolis and In St. Paul., Tells W. A. Buchanan ferences Fail Govt. Prepared to Act Con Is Paris, June a vole of 4C3 lo 55, the Chamber of Oeputiei In iccrel tctfrlon, hat adopted rtrtlutljn that conditions mutt include ihe lib- eratlon of territories occupied by the Germans, the return of Al- lo the French and Just reparation tor damage done In Invaded The resolu- tion, which was accepted by the government, alto the crea- tion of ai league .of for the maintenance of peace. British Sink a German Destroyer and Bombard Naval Base af Ostend Bulletin, K.O.S., London, June German deslroycr lias been sunk nnollicr damaged in n running Unlit between six (icriiian destroyers :md Commodore Tyrvvliill's Ihu iidmiriillv announces. Niival Bombarded London, June (icrnijin navhl baSe nl Oslc-nd on Hie Delgian coasl liiis been iKimhiinlcd by warships, Hie adiuiriilly announces. lirilisli forces wore undamaged. The admiralty iinnounccmenl reads: ''Vice-Admiral at Dover reports ihat the enemy naval busc and workshops at Oslcml were heavily bombarded in the early hours Ibis morning. A larjjc number of rounds were lircd with good results. Tlie cni'iiiy shore ballerics relurncd our fire, bill our bom- i bardmcnt forces snlVcivd no tlaimigc. 'i Commodore Tyrvvhilt rcporls Ihat early this morning fortes of liylil cruisers and dcslroycrs niidcr bis command sighted six German dcslroycrs and Divm al long in a running fifilil- One of Ihe enemy the li-'JO, was sunk by our gun-lire and another severely Seven survivors of the (i-2U have been picked up and made prisoners. There were no casualties on our side." OF WITH Air Raid is in Progress London, announce- ment Is made lhf.1 an alrjiia.cs ratt now (a progress over the Thames Es- tuary. One German airplane Is report- ed to have been brought down. Bombs were dropped over and Kent. Present Strong Resolutions to Returned Soldiers' Committee of House of Compulsion Only Greater Pro- vision for Dependents and Increased Pensions. HALIFAX PAPER Opposition to Coalition Now DwindlingiRapidly orlally with the political crisis clarcs for a general Median a; Says Liberhls Should Appeal for Fairer Trial for Voluntary System Halifax, June ChroVilelc Liberal] this morning dealing odf- de- the jest solution. It believes that a coall- lon government formed, now and mill 011 a compromise could not long endure. It strongly commends the jrinclyle of universal service -which t defines as the mobilization o! wealth of the nation, out Hie danger to (he unity1 of which It save ,-wlH arise It conscription, B.S proposed by Str Uob- crl Uordch, is Immediately aUpraplcrt to be- enforced tLe holding of election: the says, pledge'' rcliirned lo'. ppjjer'i'tp' fclTft-Toliintary enlfgLmcnt _z 'and- f.bliow'Vith mea- sure of. conscription ol a.11 'wealth universal service for. a vigorous yiros- tcutton of the war to a 'victorious-end. Oltaiva, June No dcflnlto elopmeinfi hi connection with political sHiiatlou have occurred at llio capiUI this rooming the Iden pretly generally prevails' that no of- ficial announcement is likely to be forthcoming before Thursday. Sir 1-ftiirtcr's lo Sir Robert Borders 'overtures. It Is will no: lie ijiven until -the return lo OL- tawn of Pardee, chief Liberal whip, who went to Toronto last night and who may visit otber points In Ontario. The return to the capital of A. K. who went. The late Lieut. Ltthbridgc rece" tc Halifax on Saturday as l as of j one. F. n. Cnrvcll, -vho has uccn In New Ilrunswicli, Is- klso awaited. The two leaders EO far as can he ascertained have not again Leen in conference since yesterday, but they arc liLcly tt; nice' "E'er ?LI ilny "i during tlic evening. Members on Loth sides or the house who have been opposed to coalition government appear to be becoming more reconciled lo the prospects of a national government being formed and should the leaders finally suc- ceed In Celling'together, it is believ- ed that the opposition group of mem- bers ivou Id be a comparatively small But Borden Has No Statement Crothers Apologist For High Prices Ottawa, June Tho riret man to niciillon the coalllloa negotiations wilbin the four Vails of the parlla- nc5L chamber Dr. Michael Clark Holders of Titles Should Be Made to Justify Them and Give Reasons London, June Daily Chron- icle, following ycsttrilay'3 in The Times discussing !hp honors list, suggests that any cnQuiry as' to why peerages and oilier honors have, been conferred should be retrospective. "Let Us have a royal says the Chronicle. "To enquire into, tha rea- sons why honors have been conferred during the last twenty years. Let.ihe recipients have the opportunity of ius In acliop, was recommended for ur ,hc Ihcv1acccptfrti ,lho Military Cross for gallantry, ministers and parly aecms kivo now word comes lo the today Llhall (he posthumous honor has becri airaVd- cil him.1 Lieut. ;was ah aii- Tn the house of commons on Thurs- day lasi'W. A. fJuchpiiian, queried Mr. Crothcrs regarding the coal strike situation, as "Alight I nsk the mfnlstcr for a and enlisted the opcn- EtaleLncnl as to llic present siUinlipn jing of the war. lie was killed romc In connection .with the coal strike time ago m action. In a ilrlvalc Idler tillery, ofTicer who formerly llred in Wostcrn Canada to B'VC Iho houso Information as to what the gov- ernment Is doing lo get tho mines In- to operation ngain? Reply. "The sltuatlcn is very suriotis and necessary drastic action, should be Mr. G'rolhcrs replied. "Ef- forts arc still being made wllli a view- to securing the resumption of work And Ihe executive officers of the In- tcrnallonal organization of Ihe Un- ited Mine Workers are taking nn nc- llve and finest Interest in those efforts. 1 hope they may be success- ful very soon, but If they are nol ef- forts will be made hy tho Rovernincnl a view lo controlling the output ef-coai In'that region." This la Infc- en to mean that Iho government may bpera.it Ihe mines. HEADOF GERMAN .0 friends In the city some.lime ago it was stated thai he had been recom- rtendcrt for Ihc military] .cross) and now llio.decoration lias.'been awarded the dead soldier. KTNG'9 AIDE-DE-CAMP. London, Juno H. T. Durstall, of Ihe Canadians, lias been appointed, alde-de ff C- camp to Ills Majesty'the King. 0 s provokc( or inaucsd them lo offer the hou- E ..Paris, June cap- by the Germans northv.-cst ot FreidmQnd Farm on the Aiine front were retaken yesterday by the war office an- nounces. Violent artillery fight-' ing occurred.in Champagne. to be Polled on Election Day York, June announced today that they had tn-v formation' that the head of the German 'wireless lystem came lo thfs country, mide plcnc regard- Ing wlreleM outtite and other de- tahi, through which Information was to be conveyed ti Berlin and then probably for Mex- ico. "'-h'fV" MAYOR HENRY'S SON, IS A PrtlflONER, Montreal, June Henry, of iho Koyal Corps, previously reporter! IB now' reported n prlfinnftr of llio Gazette's London cor re spon den I cublos. Merit. Henry la a son of Mayor1 Henry'd( Edmonton. Thursday Is election knd all arrangcmcnls are being mado throufh- oiil the rrovlnco tor polling i-lnrge vole, The largest In Ihe.ntsi6ry.pt the prorlnce. The populall6n of Albferla Increascrl by since 1011, the Insl itrbrtnclal election was held In 1013. the. women Vf (lie province are now entitled to Ilie tjAllol. Thh will nractfciily double tlio number of voters, -and If the Interest Ihc lartlci riRte in ken In Ihe campaign h nny criterion, they are nol lo be stow In using Hie ballot on Thurs- day. H The twlls will be open from nine In Lhc morning till fir a Ih the evening. llelurna shoulrt begin comlns'ln by dU o'clock. -In order to glfe the, pco pic of the south the beat scr vice or. the refill a, the Hcrftld has provided for K special wire I nlo the office. The returns will, be compiled fit Calgary, and I.clhbrMgo, ftiid they will lio aiul bnllc- tfncd nl tho Herald Offlc6 ft ere ftr3 Itiey hro received. _ T will bo on Thiirtday 43 ccnulllntnclca, fn ill flro 6C cOnstiMiciicks and ioldlc'rfl1 at making; Tlio RoEdlcrfl will vflln duriiig the nelt znonlli, eleven Jrumheller Official of Union in Lcthbridgc Jail Charged With Statements WOULD ALSO COMPEL ALIENS IX) READ EXULJSH BEFORE NATURALIZATION Calgary, June I lop VI accrc- ary ot Ihe mine ivorkers of Drumhell- r; has been brought to oni cnt on lo Lethbridge lo jail tLcrc, waillgs trial In the provincial court n tlit1.'charge of sedition. The accus- is said lo have made Elalemcnls in pool room in Dnimheller, on June lliaL were seditious. On that occa- ion he la charged ,wllh saying: wish I had a slick ot dynamite ,nit blow Ihn Eovernment up. I wish LhuL every soldier tlial goes Lo ho front.would have Ilia bloody eyes -Uol out, .and tliat lie would be d." -I have Just had a letter from my nolhuf in Ihe old country, and she my hrolher has-rorao home fruni front rvounded. I wish he had had lis, eyes shol out.. Any mnn Mml en- isLs is working tigainst himself-" The accused was taken Into the r.us- the mounted police there and gvvcn n preliminary hearing before A. i. Pibbald, justice of the peace, when lie -yas. commuted tor. trial. His caso IH tfxncctcil lo be set.down for Hie next Sittings of criminal court. The accused was a leader among the min- member for tied Uccr. When the or- ders of the day were reached at five ('clock this afteriion, he rose and .isjtcd the' minister, "as on un- imbitious member of the rank and lie ol the house and on behalf of ai aniious, .wailing and expectant pub ic, as well as on behalf of the mei al the Trout, whether the existing dc-adlock is likely to end wilhln Ime." The question aroused the house and every member present for- ward to hear Sir v Robert iv. The premier, alter a TcomcnL's hesitation, rose and said, "1 trust I will not be considered lacking in courtesy-.to The honorable member or in rosnect to the -house if 1 state that Ihere-.iX no 1 announcement tp'inaks at AVIien ihe question was put by the member for fled ..Deer, Sir Wilfrid Laurlcr.was sitting on a hack oppusl- 11 oil bench, engaged in conversation with Hon. Frank Oliver and Fred Pardee. Sir Hobcrt Borden subse- quently slated lo representatives of the press expects to have an- other conference with Sir Lauricr on .Tuesday. That negotiations are still on look- Ins .to.the formation ot a coalition government is therefore certain and optimism as (o the .ultimate success of (lie two leaders-appears tonight to be growing. The house spent a busy'day advanc- ing government routine bills, none.of which wasjof a very conlenlioua nat- June .members -A fhc executive of the Great War Veterans of Canada were present lie- tore The returned soldiers' committee In Lho commons chamber this morn- ing and presented their views on a number of aubjects relating to the 'b of. (tie returned men and their dependents. The delegation after- wards waited uuon Sir ThomaE White and Hon. W..T. Hoche before whom they went Into further details as lo their demands with regard lo the land settlement anj pensions. Before the committee this morntng Sergl.-MaJ. Robinson. D. C. M.. Van- couver, presented a resolution on compulsory conscrlpllon'baEcd on the claims of comrades of tbe veterans the trenches and the need of re- inforcement, li further provided that all aliens, enemy or otherwise, he conscripted for whatever serrke the govern in cm deemed fit. The resolution also provided that all factories, public utilities and gen- eral industries necessary to winning Llic war be taken over and comiuc by the government wilh adequate compensation to the present owners, (fiat all incomes.and wealth in excess of holders' reasonable needs be plac- d at the disposal of the government o Ihat Hie principle may be carried iut that one citizen eliall not :gtve norc than another. Canadians ure. In Ine consid- liccn- returned by proclamation RF [hero ore two deferred .ejections." 1 Peace Hlvcr (ind Athabasca. The general Impression seema prevail throughout the province thi there will be no 'change in the gor crnmcnl as a resull of Thursday's vol rho" m6ro optimistic Conscrvntlvea, I eluding Mfcliencr, are hop in For n turn over, but thfy tlo not thin there iv 111 lie a landslide. In heal Ihey.hope that Ihe Mlcaene pflity v.'lll be placed In power wlllr A1 majority of flvo acnts. On the other hfind the Libnrnlg, while txpcct 10 lose n couple of seals, are confident that they will win back thai nnmlie'r or more from the Conservative column. Tomorrowjtlahl the ,wfml- up of (he campaign. Mccllngq will be held In nil (be principal centres, .but of course the cabinet minsters arc all working In their own constituencies, and meetings the foulh will be ndtlresscd by candidates-and slump speakers. In Cardston there will be one. of the liveliest meetings of the campafgn when Mafiln'Wooir Wlllnrd Smith will flp'ucar on the Fdmo a blp Conaorvftllve rully la.bchix held Innlght by Mr. Tcnmtnl. He held a meeting IH'B'L night nt Tyr-f cration of his estimates Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister'of labor, gave the louse the rcsulls'of Inquiries which iavc been made Inlo the cost of coal mid sugar in Canada. Ho also ab- solved bo In the refiners and the coai dealers from .lilamc, slating thai iucsent prices-arc due to conditions arising-: out of the war. .Mr. Crothers expressed the view thaUa food con- Irollcr would not be able lo do mud bring about a reduction in the price Says. Crothers Apologist. He was criticized hy Gco. Kyte and j other Liberal members who slated the minister.had become the apologist for those responsible for the present high cost of living. jHr. Kyle assert- ed that the language used by the min- islcr was nol thai used hy Mr. Hoov- ir, Ihe American .lobd dictator, who had staled thai In most cases the high coat of articles 'of food WRS dno Ic Kyle brought the ot LKc" labor mtn In regard (o'-lhe conditions of-work In munition factories to the attention ot the government and Sir Robert Bor- den announced (hat an.effort was be- ng made ,to Imv'c a fair wages scale clause Inserted In-contracts entcml nlo by the Imperial munitions board. re Position (By Canadian Ovencai Correcpgnc Canadian Army Headqurtctii overieai, June electric light station southwest of for the poMeilon of 'which two fiercsly contested en'aagemento place and where niaiiy. hundreds of Germans, British and Canadian soldiers have been killed and wounded, jo he within the Canadian--lines 'thin morning. That Gerniah.guni turn- ed on It Monday afternoon ii fair- ly conclusive evidence that-the enemy had found It untenable up-' on return on Early this morning troops holding the trench In the vicinity of Ihe station pushed out to th: east of It. The situation li not.quite clear on the front, but generally It was a .v'e'ry lively nlghl. -S-' CEO, WELDING Candidate in Macleod Riding, MARKETS Spot .wheat Local track October .wheat A.......... Local-track October WRATHER 249 225 202 ell's lake, which was sUcndbil. 66 24 enerally fair and med Acllon hm Ijcen alnrlcrf In .Supi'eine Cmirl by. Anna Senim ol Qonilard her, Quslav Senna separation w !lh alimony. The counln wore married In Russia. Eve slnco their marriage, Ihc nlalnllfi'8 alalcmcnl scla forth, -llic clercndnn has been cruel lo her, AbusltiR her con- llminlly.nnlll she cannot slnntl lo live with him any longer. On different or- The coccludlnE provision of the) solution Is as follows "That if (lie aeral Eysteui of compulsory ser- ce Is put In force, the guveriiment itch IB the body corporate of the of Canada mate ample pro- slon (or thoae who may bo disabled Ibo Ecrvlcc and tho dependents of .Me whole Hvej have, or mzy be sac-'- flced ID counlrj-'s cause, aDd that a. :flQllo and comprehensive under- andlng be given to this effect." N'orman Knight, secretary treasurer tlie association nreaenteij the views the veterans on namobnizallon: He' eclared tbat ihere groat over- ppJne in tha machinery prortdina; r Ihe returned soldiers problem and dvocated Ihe formation of a depart-, cnt of mobilization presided over b.r he director powers and udepcndent Ot parly Influences. Cant. >facPhcrson of Ottawa, pre- ented a resolution on penFtons wliich a-s bascil upon tbe statistics of the bor dcjiarimcat rclallng lo (he cost' f living. The resolution advocated croiso in lotal illsabilUy pension 'ora JJSO to 5810 per annum. The Xing of a" pension to widow or will- weil mother without dependents of Ighty per cent, of the total dlsablllly cnslon. increase of pension for chll- reu of widows from six to twelve ollars per week anil orphan children-, rom twelve to twenty dollars per 'eek, the pension to continue until he children are IS years of age. J. Finn of 1'rince Albert, ad- ocaled the community land settle-" mcnt In provinces which own' th'elr own domain, wllli Ihe graotlcg of 1GO ffss of of weatyfflve hundred dollar: at wrcont. -for twenty years.Ilidivld-1. ual land settlement wllli a'grant of 3JO acres on the same terms 'ir'oulii1 e suitable for the western provinces.. ilejor .Anderson advocated the' adoption French sislenTof the raining of disabled men. F. C. Hay .of Manitoba, presented a to the etrect that Instead of (ending orphaned children ot sold- ers to Institutions, homes [or them and Ihat a record be kept by' the government of their father's i deeds. arst. Stafford, ot British. Col- umbia, urged tbat Ihe government, ake over the wort of the last post 'und and accord to all relumed soli- lers on their dcatn, a military funeral' jiiii-ihat military cemeteries be es-' tabllshed. Capt. Finn advocated that before tlie foreigner is given his nalurallza- lion papers hi! should be able to read ind write In English. Wools of This District Wort About 57 Cents on Eastern Basis Wool prices Jumped two cents per pound last week according lo reports received toddy by Jas. A.-.HIIJ o( ihe Dominion department sheep. brunch, who Is In the'clly. in connection wlht Southern 1017 clip. Prices quoted lor Ihe ondlug Hay 26th received by him are: tlrcaso basis: Domestic medium comb; Ing CO cents; coarse 60 cents; burry, Jeeily, colls 46 cciils'.- Scoured basis: Klne staple 1.30; hiidlnn sta- ple {1.15. Wools In this district are medium staple and os Ihey shrink about. 60 per cenl. nn the average when scour- ed, they should he worth oh ino above quotations cents, which hs an ilil- OLtavn, June effect of Sir Robert Border's announcement of rlced of men lo nil Ihe gaps In dlan, ranks overseas Is strikingly 111- in recrultlnt; figures for Ihe last half of May. In that period a to- j al of men enrolled themsclVes i !ov overseas service, .as against for the preceding fifteen days. 'Various military divisions rexrulted follows: Toronto 818; London 659; Ottawa and Kingston 540; Montreal. 520; Maritime Provinces 4ST; Mani- toba 422; British Columbia AI- herta 19. Tho. total number of men recruit- etl In the Dominion up to the present lime Is men. vancc of 2-5 prices of n year over' iho average caslonsj ho l Ihrealcncti lo kill her nrt had driven her out of her house.: AUSTRIANS REPULSED IV ITALIANS ,s Rome, June vfn Ixjndou, June at- tacks by the Auslrlans oil' Ihe Kalian lines .goulh-: nf Cor- Izla'from TXibsp. t'Hltl lo Iho eca have aller OPEN BRITISH RECRUITING. IN NSW YORK New Vork, June cral W. A. While, head of the British recrulllng mission In the', llnlted olales, today look charge of thn Brit- ish headquarters here .arid arranged (or Ihe flrsl drive for recruits, which will he among Brlltih''adorn along Urcmdway. Officers ol Ihe itaft iild they regretted the that Ihe purpose of their 10 gather Ihe (lackers.VWajmiiftif. of.fnct, It wn; sa'ii Is.io is- st.il ucross Iho Eea loyai, British eub- Jecls who arc eager cr.uUIng (cTc.r-5 -jTiu CHINESE) PRESIDENT 'San Franclsco.-Juue dcnl Keng Kwo Chang handed hia rcslgnallon lo President LI Yuan. Hung today, according lo a cabler gram received hero by-the Chinese. The- same message atinounc- cil China's presiileni had fssutd Vi proclamation calling on all opposing (actions to unite and declaring ,hls.'i own neutrality' In .the International Irouble3 which have apparently s'nllt Ihe rcpubilo. FRENCH VICTIMS OF THE SUBS Paris, June caslons last month, French merchantmen contact with snehiarlneg. Slx'ves'aelg escaped from 'And V 'rwfilvft from tor- resultCiJ Ing of ;