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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1917 NUMBER 155 Expect Debate Will Commence at Once-Ue-constriic(i(Mi of Cabinet , is Now timid- Way. LIISEKAL MEMJiEKK WILL mot enter RUSSIAN MISSION REACHES U. S. ' I 1 ' Ottawa, June! 13.-The second reading of tlm military service 1)111 will probably be proceeded with in the house this weak. If il Is not taken up tomorrow it' will bo on Friday. Tho Liberals will have another caucus on Thursday and will probably be ready lo proceed with tho. debate on the measure In the afternoon. After ninny days of strews comparative calm prevails in the corridors of the house. Speculation Is confined to tho likelihood or not of the opposition being able to agree upon the nmendment upon which they can unite at least In expression of the view as to what, in their opinion, the policy of conscription should include. It is not generally believed that either onej Hide or tho other will show a united front when the final vote on the sec-, ond reading of the bill is ttilccn. ^Cabinet reconstruction within party lines, is in the air and is likely lo come within a few days, it is said. In connection with the succession of Hon. E. L. Patenaude who retired from the cabinet on Saturday, names mentioned include Judge J. 11. Tellier and 11. Laporte. of the war purchasing commission. Things would be simplified jf'nUeK Mr. Patenaude, in quitting the cabinet, had also resigned his seat in Ho-clielaga. Speculation is now turning to what will happen in connection with the bill to extend the lj�e of parliament, but It may lie some time before it is brought -down in the house. There is strong probability thai there may be differences of opinion in regard to this which will make it necessary to pass tho bill, if it is pressed, by division. Rowell Willing The Morning Citizen states that N. Wv Rowell, leader of the Liberal opposition In the Ontario legislature, is willing to enter the cabinet. Liberals Won't-Enter Winnipeg, Juno - Tho Ottawa correspondent of the Winnipeg Telegram, wires today in part as follows: "English speaking 'Liberals having decided not to enter tho cabinet without the consent of the whole party, tho speculation on cabinet reconstruction takos a now angle. Sir Robert Borden will undoubtedly go outside of the house for some big Canadians irrespective of party, hue no information Is likely to be available for some days Washington. June 11.-The Russian mission to the I'nlted Stales headed by Moris A. Bnklimotcff as special ambassador lias landed at n Pacific port. This party consisting^ about -In inemhuus, will i.top first at Seattle and proceed at once to Washington. V. C. passengers escaping from li nek torpedoed without warning > * - At tho annual meeting hero today of the Canadian Press, Limited,, which Includes in its membership practically all the dally papers published In the Dominion, the plan for the Canadian national news association which has already been approved by the existing Canadian Co-operative News gathering and distributing organizations, was adopted unanimously. Mel-vllle\J5. Stone, general manager of the Associated Press, congratulated the publishers and people of Canada on this great forward step toward national unity and solidarity, pointing out how the proposed system of leased wires from coast to coast, day and night, would tend to bring all parts of the Dominion into the closest association. Directors for the ensuing year were elected as follows: John Nelson, for Hritish Columbia; J. H. Woods for Alberta; W. F. Herman for Saskatchewan; K. H; Alacklln aud \ R. L. Richardson for Manitoba; J. E. Atkinson, W. J. Blackburn, J. II. Chev-rier, C F. Crandall, J. F. MacKay, E. Norman Smith J. Ross Robertson and E. F. Slack for Ontario and Qucboc; F. W. McCready and G. Fred Pear-sou for the Maritime provinces. At a subsequent meeting of the newly elected directors, 13. F, Slack was elected president, 13. H. Maeklin, first vice-president; W. J. Blackburn, second- vice-president, and C. F. Crandall, secretary-treasurer. C. O. Knowles, manager of the evening paper section was appointed general manager und .1, F. B. Llvesuy, assistant goneral-manager, with headquarters in Winnipeg. IRISHMEN DRAWN \ CLOSER BY THE WAR London, Juno 11.-Sir Edward Carson, alluding In, the house of commons to the death of Major' Willie Rodmond, and recalling how he had been cared for and treated on the battlefield by Ulster men, said: "If in tho trenches they could fight side by sido in the common *anse of liberty certainly so far as I am concerned 1 will' do all in my powor to assist in some solution of the Irish question which will meet the ideals of llborty of all parties in Ireland." * �> ? : > : : : ? : : will be appointed general man-  : ager according to well-inform- * ? od talk in railway circles, ? � " ff ,;. ,j > 9 POSITION NOT ALL FROM FR. CANADA London Times Says This Assumption-Election Would Be Fair Is Montreal, June 1.1.-The Gazette's obrrespondent in London cables that, tho only comment, heard on the Canadian conscription bill there yesterday was that Canada should guard against too much machinery, especially in the tribunal methods, which have caused indefinite delay in England with men who strove to put off their obligations. The general feeling among the Canadians in London is that an election would be unfair to the soldiers even if the vote were taken. Editorially discussing conscription in Canada, The Times, the*' correfcpolidei.it reported, "uttered a "warning against the mischievous assumption that opposition is solely French-Canadian in origin. The Times however, sees every sign that Sir Robert Borden's resolution will be carried." T T Paris, Juno 11.-Tho following official communication was made public here this afternoon: -"Artillery fighting occurred near Moulin De- Laffaux Monte Carnillol, the Butte Du Mosnll, Hill 101, and Des Parchosewln. A German surprise attack near La Haute Chevaiichoo was repulsed. Everywhere; else the night was comparatively quiet." Repulsed Attacks. London, June 1:1.-Repulse of German counter-attacks on positions newly occupied by the British alongs the Souchoz river was announced in today's war office statement. DID NOT REGISTER, E Now York, June 13-A penitentiary iiontence of it mouths and 25 days for not registering under tho selective draft was Imposed bv United States Judge Chalfield In "Brooklyn on Herman P, Levlne, school toaohor and collogo -graduate.. Has Abdicated EUNI TILL AFTER Montreal. June 12.-Tho 48rd general assembly of the Presbyterian church tonight unanimously agreed on a course in regard to the projected union of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational denominations, which practically assures a discontinuance of organized propaganda for and against the proposal until two years after the conclusion of the war. PTE. Mrs. Annie Cunningham, 727 12tli St. S., received word this morning that Pte. David Cunningham had been wounded in the fighting on the western front on June,-lth. Pte. Cunningham went to the front early in the war with a Calgary battalion. Ho Is suffering from a gunshot wound in the left foot and lias been admitted to a Boulogne hospital. MARKETS Spot wheat ................ 262 Local track wheat .......... 238 October wheat.............. 213|/2 Liocal track oats ........... 59J4 October oats .............. 59 October flax................ 273 WEATHER High.................... 60 Low .......i.,.................. 37 Forecast: Fair, with rising temperature,..... Paris. June 11.-The South Atlantic liner Seuuana with SSO passengers on board, has been torpedoed and sunk with the loss of 100 men. The Sequana was sunk In the Atlantic. Among the passengers was a detachment of Senegalle rifles. , Leyland Liner Gone. Boston. June 11.-The Leyland liner Anglian, which left Boston May 111 for Liverpool has been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, according to cable advices received by agents here today. Advices stated that the crew had been saved although the officers of the Leyland line said they had 110 information regarding the attack or where the Anglian was sunk. Tho ship and cargo were valued at $2,000,-000. The Anglian, formerly the Megantic'i -was a British, steamer of 5.03K tons gross and was built in 189.6: HALF BATTALION ALREADY FORMED. A. Green Sells Sheep Ranch at $84,000-Cameron Ranch Selling Fast New York, June 10.-Recruiting of Britons and Canadians here for the British army has been so successful that more than half a, battalion" has been signed up within i four days, it was announced today by Brig, Gen. W. A White, in charge of the campaign.. The first recruits, several hundred in number, will leave for Canada for a period of intensive training preparatory to going overseas. One of the biggest land deals which has taken place in the Tabor district for some years has just been closed whereby Albert Green has disposed of his farm and sheep ranch. The farm has been sold to Mr. Cooledge for $25,000, and Mr. Cooledge lias since disposed o: a half interest in it. Mr. Green's sheep ranch on Chin* Coulee consists of several sections and is an ideal sheep grazing area. It has been sold to Ed. llagerman for $84,000. This, however, iloes not include the sheep. Tho ranch is well equipped with buildings, including one of the most modern houses in the south country. There is a groat deal of land changing hands in the Taber district. The Cnmeron ranch, which was put on the market last fall, is being bought up, partly iby new settlers nud partly by people living in the Taber district. The outsklo edge of the ranch on the northwest has all been disposed of to a depth of four or five sec- ions. � alatiill!'. OF t A. Ottawa, ' Juno 12.-The order-in-council appointing 0. A. Magrath as fuel controller state's that the duties of the fuel controller will bo to examine into the coal situation of eastern and middle Canada from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky mountains; as to the probable -demands for the coming season; the output of Canadian coal that can be relied upon to meet these demands; measures which'might bo adopted to Increase the output; tho probability of obtaining the necessary amount from outside of Canada', transportation of both Canadian and foreign coal co-operation between producers, carriers and consumers, and to roport and recommend to tho government with a view of securing sufficient coal for Canadian requirements during the approaching season. IRISH M. P. DEAD. ON FRENCH SOIL Paris, June 13.-General Pershing landed at Boulogne this morning and will arrive in'Paris this evening. General Pershing was met at the quay by Gen. Pelletier, representing the French government; commandant Hue, representing the minister of war; General Lucas, commanding the northern region; Colonel Daru, governor of Llllo and other public officials. British soldiers and marines along the quay rendered military honors as the vessel flying the stai'B and stripes, preceded by destroyers and accompanied by hydroplanes and dirigible balloons, ^ steamed up tho channel, Military bands played v the . "Star Spangled Banner" and the "Marseillaise" as General Pelletier and his parly boarded the boat to welcome Gt-neral Pershing. E London, v June 11,-James Chambers, M.P., for Belfast South, w(jo recently was appointed solicitor general for Ireland died ,in Bolfast yosterduy. He was a. Unionist,. ..,..... Pe'trograd, via London* June. 13.- Tho Kronstadt revolt has reached a new crltlnil stage owing to' formal repudiation of the Secessionists council of deputies. The garrison also virtually unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the co.unpil obey all ..commands which the provisional government Issued in defense of the revolution or defense of Russia against the 1'preign enemy. This resolution so frightened the secessionists council that its president. Student Lamanoff, has come to Petrograd with the aim of again offering concessions to the , cabinet. Athens. Juno, 12, via Paris.-The fall of Constantine I., king of the Hellenes lias tome. In response to the demand of the protecting powers, France Great Britain and, Russia, he abdicated today In favor of his second son Prince Alexander. This climax in the affairs of Greec�' was brought about through the agencj of tho French senator, M. Jonnart, whe' has held positions in several French cabinets, and who arrived at Athenr only a day or two ago on a special mission as a representation frore France, Great Britain and Russia. He had previously visited Salonika and other points, and he lost no time ii getting into conference with the Greel premier, Zalmis. 1 The demands of the powers respect ing the abdication of King Constant tine also specifically eliminated Crowi Prince George as his successor, the crown prince being included among those Greeks in official life who wen considered strongly pro-German. Botl the former king and Prince George, il was announced today by Premier Zab' mis. intend to leave the country imme diately. It is reported that they will embark on a British warship, and pro. teed to Switzerland by way of Italy. It is presumed that Prince Alexander will take up his kingly duties witl full acceptance of the ideas which tli< protecting powers desire to be put in to effect in the government of Greece during the present war. He is 24 years of age, and had been free �ron anti-entente proclivities. Would Defend King J Prior to the announcement of the king's decision many Greeks, loyal U the crown, gathered for the protectioi of the sovereign. On Monday night 2000 reservists formed a cordon arouiu! the palace in. his defense, if thai should be necessary and/ a. delegation headed by Naval Commander Mavro.; mlchaelis was received by Constantine and pledged the1 devotion of the army and the people to his cause. The king'E only reply was an appeal that thej should remain quiet. All efforts of agitators to start i.1 manifestation failed, and the army officers announced their intention to obey the order of the government tc take no part in any demonstration an< to maintain peace. Agitators were still attempting tc operate in the streets of Athens to night, but there were no disorders and everything leads to the belief thai there will' be none. Still In Athens London, June 13.-Former King Cor*; stantiue and - other members of th< Greek royal family are still in Athens According' to reports received here, Constantine desires to leave. Reuter't correspondent at Athens saya all mill< tary measures In Thessaly, the gull of Corinth and elsewhere, have beei. carried out satisfactorily. Was Unexpected. London, June 13,-Announcement of the methods selected by the allies to deal with King Constantine was '� not expected. Intimation of action to be taken was given in tho Ho,use of Commons. In well informed quarters it is believed that the situation will be rapidly developed. It is said on highest authority that-the entrance of the Unifld States into the war had a direct and import- .; ant influence in bringing about the present solution of the Greek difficulties. Plans for dealing with the sltua-v tion which King Constantine provoked first began to assume deflnlto shape at the British, French and' Italian conferences held in Savoy, when Lloyd George and Paul Panlevo, French war minister, found them*..' selves in entire agreement, and thai 'Italian representative was aeon, to--be of the same mind. The execution of the details of the plan was placed ;� in the hands of the French, in full' ? collaboration' with their allies, of\? course, and Senator Jonnart waB sol*;';' ected to take on the work with what-. ever support might bo necessary from-) General Sarrail and the admiral co* manding the allied fleet In Greek-wat-; ers. - CRISIS DEVELOPS ITALIAN CABINE^T Rome, via Paris, June 11.-A crisis in tho Italian cabinet has developed when least expected, only a. few days beforo tho re-opening of parliament, which is fixed for J.uno; 14th , ' Paris, June 13.-The French minis- �.. try of munitions announced this at*: ternoon that aii/accident had happen-; ed in one of the principal automobile < factories now making munitions., A1 large number of wounded, it is said, had boon taken to tho ifospjtal., The s-ruins ot the factory � were being!; searched. 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