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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X, E. Al.LJKUTA, TJll'USIUY, MAY 3, NUMDAH 121 BRITISH OPEN NEW OFFENSIVE EAST OF ARRAS Railway Experts Recommend Merger of all Lines Save C. is Not Likely to Announce Policy for a Time Commission TinjH'ess Impm-lsmce on S. OUirkils ol' Economies S. (o FurUier Ittsh'icl Exports (o As MiK'li Tonnage as Possible. STATEMENT OF LOSSES snow ss SHIPS HAVE UEEX SUNK AVnsliint'lou, May sub, innrluo menace and ways to combat 11 tiy lutri'aslDR frclplH selection and naval is UIL- main Ink-rest of tin- Hrllteu mis- sion, liccamt! curtain today from many different MJurccK. TUc issue was focused liy Premier ElntpiKcut in j-arllafticni recently tlml ihis need-was fur ships and si III" morn Hliijis: Percy's uxiriuMal'OM here Diut (lie destruction wis ouUninnini; construction, iiml llio declarations of Lanpini; ami thai the submarine silu.ition grave. Ottawa. May 3. The sion in parliamentary circles to- day ia that there is not likely to be any announcement of govern- ment polity based upon the re- ports on the railway conditions tabled yesterday, for some time, at least not until after the return ol Sir Robert Borden to Canada, IL it L-nderslood to be the desire of the government to see what reception the majority and min- ority reports receive in the coun- try and tc- be guided 3n its' future action by public opinion as ex- pressed in the newspapers. The railway problem Is fully realized by both and parlia- ment and hasty action is not probable. as system neglno. Sask., May provin- cial police officers yesU-rdiy made a rtvfd on the express coiniuinles1 officr-s In the city and seized IS slilimicnls ..._.... _.D....... of liquor destined to points outside of I 4G2 for Ihc panic last year, Mr. tho province. This was the lirat Rbl-j Freeman points out Mini laal ycnrr nn made ginrc the new of ihc Kilties Iclt, Ihc rcil line was, Islallon came Into effect ol i making J25 a dny over opcr.iflng ex- Monday. By Ihc amendedUiensos, Inil Ihc revenue Ihla year Is sales of net II is torhldden to hnvo liquor within tho province cs- f.oscd or alorcil for sale, or export to other provinces, Uic effect being to imicli smaller. However the other lines arc doing bettor than they were in IfllG. Com ml Sal finer Freeman''lias asked for to rover the slrcel banish :ll exporllng liquor wnrehous-l rnihvay dellcll Ihls year p.a agatns Men Says Building Good For Ten Years front Saskatchewan "and pulling Ihe complete ban on the irafflc from wllb- In the province. Ten shipments of [p.kcn from Ibc Dominion EsprcRs company mid live from the Canadian Northern Kxpross company. This Hciuor was HdiiB out, II fa staled, the Gold Seal Liquor company. Trial tlicro will be some opposition In Urn proposal to lease the Chinook clul) for city hall dovclojiftd today. H Is the Trades find Labor council does nol view the jilan wild grcrr fe.vor. A meeting of Iho Trades council will be held nn evening ID dlscua.i (He mai- ler. The loJs on wlrlcti (no Chinook olul: 32S.OOO last year, "mil at the prcjen. rale nf earnings be is nol likely lo nucd Llic whole URUGUAYAN London, May Uniguaynr steamship his been sunk by a Urrmnn aubmarine wilhonl warning The rrcw wns savcrt. CITY TAX RATE IS FIXED AT 33 LAST YEAR Lclhbrldge'p (ax rale for 1917 hasiTnal year we would have a deficit, ant been fixed at 33 mills, Ihc, same rain i we ramc out with of n eur as prevailed Insl ycur. plus." nillTO HtolLKFI UNI Id vVIiCiit punched a hole through the roof aMout 11 o'clock this morning when the May'option passed the 53.00 uiarl; sad rested, at 53-Ou for a few since. Ihe'Crimean wnr- and. Uic cud floes nol scorn (o he in sight. was it markosl an ndvcncc of 5S ccnls from thn low yolnt of ncsday. Cash ivheat today is n.uolcil al making figuro (O-TI fanner from the Lcthhrtdgc district ivilh' uheal in store nl Fort "NYilliani The millers hart nol announced F In the price of flour al noon today, bul It irill cqmc during ihe afternoon. The wholesale price was EAjppi if ?7.00 per huudred. 514.00 per oarrcl Today's increase in wheat prices will Li I Prohahly result in a jump in flour of The price ot lirean is nlnioal sure o advance unless tomorrow brings lump in wheat prices. Ottawa, Onl, May ment was mailc by tlir press censor his afternoon or the safe arrival in Kiigland of live western liaVlalions, in regard lo whose safety there 1ms been anxiety. The baltnlious uow in are Uic Moose the 232nd, Ilattlcford; ho ISlsl. llrandon. HID 2Mlb Sas- nnd Hie :'2Isl, U'imiijice. Tivo Toronto ballalions, the -KHli and ami n number of small draffs invc also arrived safely. Drnfts incluilo liorsc artillery, field art'l.cry from Iloglna, Crxl- ;ary Riid Kingston, infantry for llic !l Ctli, si; and 25fith bntlalions Ncw- N um- ber "i section skilled railway em- ployees lias also arrived safely In tin gland. :ncrlirnl corps, cycle corps, found landers and nnval details. Ottawa. May fell off in Ihe ]nsl half of April, compare! with Ihe first half. During Ihc two chs cnrffng April 30, enlistments numbered 2.SM, ns during Ihc previous fortnight, n dccrcnsc ot 430 enlistments. 200 Drowned transport Arcadinn Was simk'bj a submarine, April 15. II is be- lieved 279 men were drowned. ffi Archbishop Canterbury Says There is Strong Against Them London, oC Lords today the Archbishop ot Can- Icrlntry raised (ha (jucation of llic recfiiU bombing of. Freibnrp. by the French ami English aviators In re- taliation for outrage6 perpetrated by (he fierrnan fled. The archbishop declared llicrii was a strong feeling throughout Ihc entire country against such reprisals. Karl Curzon of Ketllcslon. a mem- ber of wnr council, replying for the spid thnt fiftcr Ihe "abcntlnablc outrage" ngainsl the ship Asturias, (he cah- inci had decided to execute the threat of reprisals made iii January. consuHed llic French upon the Karl Cu.i7.on continued, "and they approved of the plnv and c lirsrUly xpresscil n to In spite of ix reduction of Kollnwins -ire Hie figures on whkh BANK CLEARINGS This week me.......... .__ ____ (ti the Aascssniunt, and tn Spite also of: (ax rate for Ihc year Is bnscd: now atamls ore neacssed .it npprnilmafcjy J17.000 Increase In wng-j Asscssmenl Figures nafb. or In all. The building es due to Increases granted (he vnrl- 1D17 101G lr oBscascd tor and Uxcrt on oua to rutcl Ino high COM Net asscssobla 5C300 nf lhal nnmunl. Tho nsacssebla cf living, (ho clly council nppllod. Ihci for all purjioacs vn.Iuo or me wiioic prtiptiiy is ilu-re- ssc at every him, nntl EUcrriMorJ InJXcl npsossaWo- forc Mayor Hardies' coiiKld- (helping tho rale down to for school pur- rrs Mini ft live year option lo Iniy tiicj Separate nchoo. aupporlcrs, liow- POSCJI...... vropcrly fit Is noort will find Ihclr rale mills, (irosa for the clly, bul nevertheless ho! This Ja made necessary owing (0 Ihclr I property wauls to hear nil objections lo Iho decreased assessment. I Assessable for Rchemp. "I would not bCRiirprlsctHf we nndc's, s. purpoaea. DC2.040 Ifc mado the BfnlCTncnl Ilila inorninK'n amall dc-ficil Ihis rlcrlarrd i Asaprsnhlf for flml tlic biitldfng If FOnirctl, would Mnyor llardfc (his p, provldo Ihu city with tily hall (jnar- by walrhlng every nxiicndlliirc 1 It is for the next Inn yearn Ijp, ITD may coiuo out even. I was Mire (CONTfN'JKI) ON I'AUB i.OSS.lSO _______________ v 'i' MARKETS Spot ivbejl 2353J Local (rsok wheat 251 May wheat 294 Loc3l eals........... Gl% May oals 77 May flax 312 WEATHER IQn............... 'ii Low................... Forecast: F.ilr and cooler. 61 32 London, May be- tween Norway and Germany are rapidly approaching the.breaking point according to Information received from Christiania. In the Norwegian government circles the opinion prevails that the marl- lime situation has become almost intolerable. Norway It trying to induce Sweden and Denmark to join her in suspending all course with Germany and enter- ing the war on the side of the allies. Norway hat one of the greatest sufferers from trie Ger- man unreilricled U-boat cam- paign. During March she was second to Great Britain in the number and tonnage of craft de- stroyed. Attached Before Dawn. Loiitloit. .Hay ays: "The Drilisli attached Ilic arkcat hour dawn' this ornlnr, striking at German po'si- ans east of. Arras.' The niphl -was lear and starlit and Lhe almost, ceasp- The government, however, consullci Hie imperial war council which also concurred and it was also decided that no reprisals would be undertak- en nftcr tbls 1C Hie fJormans ccasctf lliclr attacks on' hospital Barl Clinton Ffiltl the French had announced thoy would embark- mau iirlsoricrs on Ihclr ships. FLOUR IN WINNIPEG. May 2 went Jl.OO (i barrel Inrlay in making tho prlco of first nntcnle I13.8D R barrel, or .1 sack. This BBCR i barrel, when the war began, MAY DAY TN RUSSIA Vctrogrod, May JVny fete In Pctrograd lasted well Into Ihc nlghl, bul no dls- lurbance of nny hind occtirrcd. Two Local Soldiers In Lists Houndnry Creek Alan Killed In Action Two more l.elhbrldgc sc-lrtlcrB t hcnn wouiitteil fn fho ifghllnR in Franco, Driver D.ivltl Morris, whose relatives llvo at 1S20 7lh Ave. (s siifforlng from shell shock since April Ho was wJlh the second artillery unit lo leave LethhrMpr. Ptc, Waller CoUcdge of Ihc K4U1C5 wan ivoundcd on April 0. Mrs. Colledge Jli-cs fit I71S Cth Arc. .V. The extent Ptc- Colicngcs wounds uol points.'The orreanondont saye Ibc, alUvclt 'was-, directed lo the of cetlaln IE of considerable importance and o; Ihc DrillsJi line. Tho Urltieh desire lo gain complete mas- cry of domiDalinR positions when heir artillery would be abte piuro cf- ectively" lo dcvaslate fresh troops vhlch the Germans continue to throw There TraB itie usual urellminary ornado of fire itom weapons of all lalibres and Ihen the equally familiar :rcepfng baiTagc, worKlng with ah- ioluto punctuality Ibc order lo he men to go forward was innnpcil "orth simultaneously for nillcs oC .renchcs. Ttioussnds of crouching iiBurcs formed Inlo legular waves for .he advance. Then came tho inevll- able deadly ralUc of uacblno guns and rifie and Iho of biirallug as Ibc Infantiy the parapet of the flrel trench. As x> the results obtained, the corres- pondent adds, reports thus far aro vague, bul Ihe Brillsli made progress directions loward Fresnoy and Ctmrisy and also toward fiulle- court, which is a point ori'thc Hlndcn- bury line. The Gcniiaiis counlcr-al- lacked heavily near Oiivrelle and Lons Onslaughts dcnll wllti eallsfac- torily by Drltisli gunners. Hit the Hlndenburg Line llrltisb JIcadiiuarLers in France, May 2, via Ixmdon, May a slafC corresnondcnl of tlio Associated ot llic continuing DriLUh -i-as launched agalnsl (be Qtitnans earlj- IhlR morning. Hard Mghting is iu progress .irider llje warm spring sun. There lias been no rain for more than ten days now ufid Ihc battlefields- al times are en- veloped in dust. British reinforce- ments moving along the roads to- wards Iho front look like millers un- der heavy layers ot chalk-white pow- der Hcports from the battle front as ye? meagre, bwt it that satisfactory progress Ja being The nllack on, n wide front. AL lullectml Iha Urilish look anoUicr bllo of tlic llindcnburg line, Tho have delivered strong1 cr-.nlacks at several places, prin- cipally against Gavrello and toward t-ooa. A.t all uolnts at lacked and count era Uackcil heavy flgliling Is Airmen Busy. In the meantime British airmen, lahJng full o! the Jong miell of good weather, aro Ibelr relenllcsa offcriBlvo n'lofl by day anil by nlgbl. Within Ihrce days Ihey nave accounted for 53 enemy much1 Ineg antl have carried out rnnny cn- torprhes behind ihr German lines, German soldiers plainly dislike the continuous presence of Iho llrillgh mes, for many unpeg led lellers capturrcl during (he fnfanlry attacks South Alberta Casualties i A Gales. Uoundary Crock, HIV nnrn in Ihc MBLS aa killed In net I on N- A. Sorenson, LnavUl, AKa, Is wounded. He n nopiilBT of the 5Cth, hnvlnp letl with I) com pany. lie o well Known rancher near Lcavllt. bcforn W. A. Sprout, ivoundcd, HlvcT, 13 vlwclV Uift csa the mach- ines caused. One inan "Air IF very great. The English soon be taking tliG very caps oft our heads." The clarlii? oC the British aviators In flying so low In the enemy country (a one of the striking pbaaca of !iie latter (lny air During a re- cent nlpht rairt, with only tho atnra (o guide them, tlio Ilrltor.s swooped ON" 1'AOB ;