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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta IDO YOUR BIT IN THE RED CROSS CELEBRATION HERE, DOMINION DAY X. LBTHUIUDGU. ALBEIVTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1917 NUMHER 16G Crisis Faces the British Gflvcfiiuicni as Oiit- come of TJm-esl Among .diaries 11. London, June BCCrflB nearer lo a government crisis at this moment IJieiTal any tlmo Elnce the Asrrultti ministry fell. though tha ivhplc tiling may; soon assume Us proper proportions as n tempest Jn a leniiol. There arc two main sources ill dislurbaneo ot the usually sensitive Hrltlsh the air raiil on London and the appointment of North- clttte as commissioner In America. Neither Dialler is ol first Importance but both are extremely irritaliliE to a large-section it tho public, and all nectlona ol the public will" cherished grievance! lake advantage of tlic oc- caUwtio throw Iliem lllc agoiiYH-the''government. 'For" esaniplej' Tlie'. Mornini Pott, oVer' the Irisli 'question llic suigesUoB, of the elevation lo ll office 11 promptly brings' up Us to clTirc'c I [to Liberal '-liuil leaders' ttho arc cltnglnfi lo Ihe 'hope Ifobt As.QuHli will come back anil the huBO crowd o! spoils seekers and -camp In England lapcrs and tadpoles of dial Ilk lake part in. which tlms combines, both Tory- snd-Llbers1. elements In opposi- tion to Lloyd George. To. lute the Lwp cases or ottence llielr the anger of Eng- land over'-the' air raid is probably precisely the object sought by Ger- many. Damage done by the recent raid.'and all damage by past ulr raids atlrlcil together Is mllJIariiy neglig- ible.' The government Is Implored lo withdraw enough attention and re- sources.: from: the. fighting front lo protect London entirely from air raids nnr] n healed demand is made for rer prlsala.ln kind. From Ihc ivar standpoint, of course, not of streuglh should be taken from fighting to'malie EECurlty more Jsafe for Londoners. Air raiding have to become vastly more TiilnraiH before ft ranks as a war Tho killing of Innocent women and children Is sorccllllns lo stir the rwo- pie to renewed effort, but not ro bring fteropla'nes and soldiers home from the front, whore decisions affecting every woman arid child in the empire being.fought.for hand to hand- 1 As for reprisals on German towns, the Is .at .least doubtful. Firfil, It negalivci; the moril of the German outrages. .Secondly, on tho practical side, Ihero arc Kerlotis dif- ficulties, The question Is often anted Paris Is not raided by Zeppelins aeroplanes. The .last zeppclin I 1o head that way fell Il.OiiO feet in 11 Boconds at'. Cotn'plegne four months igo, and there scarcely. of It left as tig a Kit trap. Perhaps "Germany refrains from on Pa'rlft for political reiBonn. Anyway Paris.ls Immune, uecaiisG ilr, raiders must navigate a Eky alive with hostile craft. To crois Ihe North Sea froni Gtr- rnnnr Is. in, entirely dirfernrU thing from passing 'ahoyo the battle lines in France, where machines by the Iho'usandE- a'ro constantly- on tho walch. This same, obstacle Itself measurably-.to All attack ..on Gorman clUes. Fugsley and German Favor a Referendum Sir A. E. Kemp tipeaks lor Government. Ottawa. June rnemoen favoring conscription and members favoring Laufler's refer- endum proposal divided Lhe lime giv- en orer to Iho dlscussiouof the mili- tary service act in tlie house today. There were lour speeches, two on each side of Die question. Sir Edward Kemp, minister'ot mil- itia, anil lion. Albert Scvigcy favored the bill oud Us enforcement after 11 a men! has disposed of it. lion. William. PuEslGy "and. William Gorman of asserted lhai Ihc people should -be consulted, Mr. German Intimated (hie referen- dum amendment la'defeated he will not sland in the way of the "natsagc ol the Sir Edward Kemp In. a .moderate speech dealt wllh Hie bill "from the viewpoint of tlic administrator of the mil Ilia 'department. that the measure sUoulti bb passed .because at this stage''. Heiectlve donKrlMlon Ihc rllhl mfrn'for-the frbp't and'fa assign them to the branches of the service most, in neetf of relfiforcementE. Botli Mr. Mr. German expressed the fear th'ai more-hai than good would be done to Ihe cause of the war should the enforcement of conscription :he consent of the peopte had secured. Mr. German ,ref erendum Instead of a federal election because other Issues would be mvolr- ed in an election conlest, 51r. SevlRny satd that other people of Quotec coald do what hut as for himself lie proposed lo ac- cept the hill. lie eailmaldd that Quebec's" share of the men would lie men; and these ,couU be spared from the province wllnoui any Jianri boli.s done. Opposition (o a motion lo have morning slttlnpa'com me nee on Tuesday arid- it stood ore for several dayfl, Hai No) i Deputy Speiker. Rainyllle -TTBS: in hie place in tho house which dispose of the report current last nlghl .Ilia he hart resigned from his position a deputy speaker. .1 i The resumplIOD of the debkU on pie conscription bj.l delayed b; consideration of private bills ;whlci liare precedence over fcovernment bill on t It was 4.15 when debate was resumed by Sir. EdwCrd-Kemp, min- ister of mllilifl, outlined Ihe fcofk Canndlans at front read the orders of Ihe day following, !he battle of VJmy Ridge, 'forjwhlch algh pnlee waa accorded Id the Can- adians. Referring to the "bill before the houne, Sir'Mward''a'atd''that lie agreed that there a. great diver- sity of opinion la (be hotice as lo the coDtcriptlou bill -'-r '.'v Canada's record In the war, mid, '.abject of VOUXDEI) CANADIAN SOLDIKKS ,AT TOOTING HOSPITAL, EXG. FULL OF IE Tlie Canadian wounded soldiers .seen. Jii Ihc photograph-were puL out o[ action JD one b[ Ihc more recent en i anrt Drc now convalescing, not having been seriously wounded. VENIZELOS TO FORM CABINET AND PROPOSE TO JOIN ALLIES Athens, -Tune GT-eek'-cnb- nel. licadeJ by Alexander Zalmls lias cslgnetl. King Alexander .lias in- cessful he will be aWe ID about tnrc-e They wifhdraivn after Greek orroctl M. Jonnavt, the high com mis sloner, representing Britain and Russia, ormer premier 'Veimelos- to1 form -iv ier new cabinet. sioncd by Kin To Join Allies. London, June dispatch to The Tjmcj from Alhcns Fays that" BS. soon as parliament Is convoked, .Vcn- zclos will probably propose to' tlie deputies that Greece Join the allies. rlo docs not'intcnd, however, to.mob- ilize the nation against Its will, lie Is expected first to undertake a great campaign, explaining, to the. people that Greece's Interests arc bound up In Ihe entente. If his mission Is sue- months lo nut Ihe .entire forces of Greece into the balirice' .Now In Athens, J uue government had acceded to the allies' demands for reparation. .A lleuter dispatch from Athens says there was a demonstration in Iho city on Sunday 'L allied .Iroops ealereO AleiEndet'lo form a new cabinet, arrived at Athens yester- day and.will be received by the tjng. Troops in Ather.t, .London. June dispatch to' Tlie.TimeE from AlhenE says French troops and occupied several points In the city. This Is the second time since the war thai-troops have been eeat to'Athens. The ioua instance was In Decem- ber, 1916. after landing they were llred upon by Greelr troops. Gallant Work of Cui.iadlans Will to Downfall' of Lens Within a Few of tlie Outer Defences of the City are Falling British are Couccjilnititig on This Point. Brltlib Headquarters in France, JiitiD The A. The Britleh are closing In about Lens. After the capture on Sunday 3 and .the enemy trenches" west from the. lilll and from the linos Immediately eouth of Soucliez river, new posl- tlooa havu Leeu occupied In Mils reg- iou near I.XMIS. Patrole are atlvaucing- east across the Thus the great mining centre. Is being Elowly encircled. Canadians Did It, (By Canadian Overseas Corresiion- denV.) Canndlan Army Hcadquartera in France, June Canadians'have occupied ihe slroneeat outpOBL defences of Lens, anil; haicc puBlieil their advance toward La iCouIotte.; In- creasing pressure to caemy InJbB' .has f l .ijuupa cuiiricu in jiie ooutiiuz Viiiiej iitia uccu- DUIJ- tlic pasriew_.weclcs has of order. The demonstraUon'w'as or- ganized by a number of reservists and sailors under, ihe lesdershln ot the followers of DErr.elrious Gounarls. t-M. Gounaris, former Greek premier, was deported after Ihe abdication of Constanline.) Form Cabinet.Wcdnssday London, June llcuter dis- patch, from .Athens -says it Is stated on good authority-thai II. Venizelos will form a cabinet not later Iban Wed- had a good one. Ihc bill is to Improve enlistment con- ditions throughout the eounlry. lie believed that would be by the bill. The system had done Canada good ie'rilce', bul. It was responsible for IrregolirftlM'-'inil In- which- are keenly-: felt by those who have it the front. "There Is BO polltlci in the Jlld, "and there none here." He he ,wis': sorrr.. (bat coalition plins had failed.' There wag no dliposltloii on the parrot any member of ..the govemmeul lo crlt- the promise to give seals In Ihe cabinet to (he That plan, having fulled II Is the duly of tho government (o go iheid and rlo tht-bMt It CM. Name Given As E. C. MtClnre, But Not Known Here- Hi nned Under (Sreclnl lo (lie Herald) Femie, 13.- C., Juno lalal auto accident-occurred on the Brew- ery grade here fit three o'clock, this morning In whlcli--B.; C. Lelhbrldge.l.lost his life and Jl. Jones. waB'scvcrcly inured. Two other, men were'in the car but escaped vfllh sJIgh'l Injuries.., The party was reluming frow the direction of Elko and H'" driver not Jelng acqiiainlcd '.with the .roadr'Lhe car ran off the grade at the top'of the ill] where the road turns sharply.to he right. McCluro, who was riding with the driver, wns caiight )mder the car and Instantly killed. An. Inquest will bo held today. Chief .llardle received a wlro-from Kernlo this morning, the' '.hove Intelligence, -but inquiry lo localo any (race of E. C. Thp parly In question left Lo'lhbr-ldg'e 'ri Saturday. Jas. Dawapn ot hotel the (be, car: Tho names of the olh'cr two partlea are not hhown, H Is'bolleved; Iiow- evcrl that Ilnwson illd not this' right nnnic of the parly who was kill- ed In flic siuash and [fiat ho gaYe lilrao nf AlcClure, though hl3 right name Is" believed to bo Fur- ther enquiries arc being raadd Ibis afternoon lo establish Iho Men-lily of llic unfoililnalo mari. Montr Ml Jnne" Qdzeite'a cqrrespondcnv In London cables thai leinTftl mfl lOfdiiTi, who to glory of. Ihe laMripuc conqiieii, 'participated The pfan of.Lad-. Vance 'was admirably executed. great leal the dash- ed 'forward .while michlno ;giins sprayed the icnt of .aijault. A before tiita In ihe morning the peak of OrtFaara wae conquered. BEIN OPTION AIEK Mintrs Are Anxious lo Gel jBack To, Operaiore Going. Slowly "Why arc theiml'ncg'-i'ioL ol work? TJjat Ig.lhe 'question asbed by W. JI. TmslrbnB, Ihc. new commissioner In harge or tbc'mlncs of this district on his arrlvBl in the ilistrJd to lako of tlic Lettibridfift district arc asking the "We are ready to go any lime." said a local miner 'to Lhe Herald this morn' have been re'artj- for a week 'DESERTERS Petrogrfld, Juno RETURN. roujid-up of deserters nlglil Slr.ifororol- In Lhe Crimea, ahoollng occurred anri men on bolh sides were wnuntlcri. There wns a large numlcr ,T'fc MARKETS LOCJI! track wheat October whtit Uwil trick oau Oefebcr oati Octbtir fliV ft.-. he continued, -Tho miners ire beginning lo over tho gelHne.back-to work. They exfccl (hat Ccmmlsstoner Armstrong Trill, of Ihe much tils-. cussu] penally clause from Iho agree- ment: haveh'l heard 'anything from Commissioner Arraslrc.'ig; yet." s.ilrl a mine .official In explaining tliclr side of Ihe, cose. "Wo rlo not know the of agreement, except tliat we 111 InV it Is a 15 per rent and a L-ctjl: Increase.In wages OTOF Hie ngrcemcnt signed two years ago. Bill'- p.ol fcnovr- what .prlcoXwij are lo reoclrc for our coal, and until [Ken It'ivlir be Impossible'' for ils 10 our ffta inllnmUil to tho Herald, lion1- crcr, that R mtrellng of the mine op er.tlora In Calgary to morrow when they nlll meet Conitnla- slutier Armstrong and 'decide nil th It cveryllilnB Is Eatfsfactory Ihfe mlnos will bften'on Tnc.iclny next lalcsl, and ll IB poKaiblo thnl they hifty be porting for a couple ol 1 Hits jrouelil signal success wllh relatively slight yesterday usual inoveiocnt villiln Ihc' enemy's line Indicated that he vas .retjring, ,7hlle.at Ihn same lime aerial obser- vers brought news thai tlie -cross- roads and street itilersecllona wcst'ot :he Gernian lines "mined. Craters seen by theni at a num- 3er of tlicse CTOFB latrals were puslied put early H the morning, h P. occupied the en- emy IrencheB at the foot of "Reservoir Hill. They reached the "suminil' of the hlU without opposition and-push- ed down the easleri Oul- poals were established and.the.airocg- Est outposts of Lens-we're-occupied. Meanwhile, to the south of SouciieV River, we pushed forward oa the heela of.'the retiring Railifty'.em- bankments to Hie of-Lsiis elec- tric station .were .Tho'advance was then continued.fo- vrard IA Coulotte. Aa night feU'sLrong parties were sent, outylo reconhaitrp, Ihc enemy positions, arid'the'patrols were pushed niit with'1 of hcepias In (ouch wKfi epemy.' 'Several days ago was known lo be dcslroylugjiousea in (he western.part of Lens with' of giving a wider for his guns. That may indicate 'his inten- llon ol clinging: to" tlio city, and prolonging.tlic.fifruJKle by hbusc-lo house' He'RVjr was whJJo the crop Ii Ule and short, II looVa (lulle.as veil as It did at the stme period In when, aiich Tieedless. apprehension was" felt outconie, Ei.ya.the TYee 'rcss commercial: editor In samming ip reports Just received.'Tlie preterit rop lias a good now'a Uir upply of moisture end ercn Jn two ir. three days since the rain came, 1m: movement has been moat marked and he history of 1915 may be repeated, jFine Tn In Alberta ZS points were'queried nd 21 heard Here condltfona ire teller. Little has to he slag? of the shot blade, but on the' Tlher hand tliere has been practically no frost; damage. Every ptflat has had sufficient rain. The crop" Is i-julti; as late M .lanl.ioba, but'there' has been no laniago 'from 'wlml drifting "the "joll, only_vcry alfglit duraage rrora ,cut- 'vorm, while, with the. ol the condftton of 'coflrif grains la good to excellent. preaumcd iris RlmuBi Jack Moss was decorated .with Uhb dlsflnE-jIslied sori-lco orrfef lot. ial- {anl conduct, and Ghbrllj; after that Ke was Major Hojbln ar- In fhe Mjf Mt irwrnlnj lo the UtthbrliiMS ftchcwll 7.H> at tnt all big "en cage men I e of (ht Soraiic 'bf1 fonsfvc. He wai.an In a Mdn- IKghlflnd r Lima, Vcru, June Hrillsh Klrie nrpaS" Is agroti luadR, .The. Southern Albcrla .Land and ncyetoiincnt Co. work on their 'Irrigation p'uhlng the wbrk T ft Is underjltiod that a merger ha> ttUn place between tnd Wheat J jDdi, Co aa b ground al'Hi-i Lobrw h-J'crt 16 fahnfirVurtd'iL fe ra ;