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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME X. LKTHBHinc.K, ALliKIVJ'A, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1017 British Make Further Gains-Horrible Heap of German Dead In Wake of Advance. TREXCIT GAIN THE VILLAGE (RAOXXE Threatening the Jews London. May 5.-The British have. made further progress north of Ilav-rinrourt wood and nonr Frosnoy, according to tlio offtrial statement issued by the war offlro this; morning, my Philip Olbbs). War Correspondent's Ileadnuarters. ]Uay 4. via London, May 5.-fiver Hince tiie great British drive on April 0 when Vlmy Ridge and the stretch of ground east, of Arras wan eaplurcii at a cheap price 11 life as easti- i altics are now reckoned in modern ! warfare. The enemy hiiH fonciit , against attackers desperately ami for- ; oeiotisly and lias flung groat weight I against them to hold (hem away from j Tils Tfiudenbtirg main line' running down from Prnneourt. to Quennt. Latterly his strength has been increased ( by the continued arrival of new troops and guns, lie is hurrying up divisions from reserves in the rear 1m take the places of those evhaiiKted and battered by I'.ritish infantry ami trains have been haveling across Germany with trooiv; whli'h have been fighting on the eastern front. His specially trained ''st'irmtruppcn" or assaulting troops have h""ii hurled against, (lie British lines and although their losses amounted to a real massacre opposite Gruui-apho and Gavrelle- this word mass- ;'e is used not as a figure of speech bit; an utter truth. Other waves of men followed these who fell .sent forward to the slaughter with oriental recklessness of human life. With great increase in German Run power from the most, monstrous calibre to the field batteries.,trench mortars and machine guns, :tin>nortiug masses of men ordered to hold or recapture the position at. any cost or sa.- -The .Ii>ws in P.'ilcsliiic ;in: llirealoned wilh iiHissncre, nccording lo cahle-gi'mii.s rcci'ivi'd loilny hy A(lnl|>h Kus. of Ghirugo, iiilenuiliniiiil president of the. Order of li'Xai Brils. TREAC TKEXCIF MAZE AROUND LEXS WIIKRK THE liHITISH DROVE THE GEKMAXS JJACK. lOpO 500 (? 1090 . _�0OO �e. - Heavy counterattacks launched by the Germans with fresh divisions last night on positions ruptured by tho French yesterduy along 'he front from Craonno to Mount Carnlllet were repulsed In all cases, the war office announced today. In addition the. French made progress east of Mount Carnillet. More than I.Oeo prisoners have been taken by tbe French. French Take Graonne Paris. May ~>.-French troops in a new offensive along tho Atone have raptured the village of Craonne and the first German line 011 a front of two and one-half miles northwest of Rlieims. Craonne is at the eastern end of the Vnuclero plateau, the scene of much desperate fighting recently, and Its possession by the Germans placed n salient in tho French lino paralleling the Chemln-doB-Dames and the Aisne river. The French not only straightened out their line and gniner! a strategic position for further advance on tho Vauclorc plateau but also took ISO prisoners. Advancing northwest of Rheims on a front of two and a hair miles, tho French carriod the first German line and took COO prisoners. President Marnoch of tho Board of Trade is keenly interested in seeing that Southern Alberta is well represented in this movement, which has grown into something definite since first launched, and he desires u large attendance at the Monday meeting. � 5.-Via London.-The resection of the r.:>w-er of the Emperor of Germany has been decided upon by the constitution enmmittec of the Reichstag according to dispatches from Berlin. The commitito; has decided to alter Article IV. of the imperial constitution as follows: Ordinance and decrees of the K*iiser will be issued in the name of the Empire and will require for stability the counter signature of the Imperial chancellor-or hi- .-.^-enfativn, who thereby assumes responsibility to the i-ie.^nsuig. The declaration of the committee was in r.ccordanre with the joint proposal by the national Liberals, centerists and progressives. Four Conservative members voted n'-'ainst the change. The committee also adopted the resolution by the same proposer; demanding a bill fixing the chancellor's responsibility for any vi01r.t"11 n of his official duty and vcr:ficEtic'i cf such situation by the senate tribunal. SURELY CONQUER SAYS BALFOUR Washington, May 5.-Minister Balfour in his speech before the house declared the "Menace of militarism Increases, we free peoples of the western civilization arc banded together to fight this menace. In this cause we will surely conquer.'" sualties Ottawa, May 5.-This morning's list of 132 casualties brings the total since Easter Monday to 14,-298. FIRST WARM DAY Operations Now Proceeding Rapidly and Outlook is Brighter Southern Alberta farmers are experiencing today the flrHt really warm day of the seeding season. Tho weather, which yoslerduy was raw and cold, has turned decidedly warmer, and tho outlook is much brighter. Seeding has been proceeding rapidly nil week, however, and it is estimated today that botwoen 00 and 70 per cent, of tho wheat crop Is Boodcd. Many farmers in different districts lmvo completed their wheat seeding nporultoiis, In some districts, notably Cardston, Unlay, and Finchor Creek little more tliau a start hits boon jimdo. Speaking to lite Herald today, Kupt. Fiilrflold of the Dominion lix-perlmeutal Farm said ho luul boon making furthor investigations iih to the latest date for wheat seeding, and finds I hat May l.2(li seeding gives the farmer an even chance to harvest his crop before frost. This will give anolho!' whole week for wheat heeding, and by (hut time there will bo but u vury small percentage left to so w. TO HEAR BALFOUR Washington, May 5.-Tile Prosider.t occupied a seat in tho oxeeuUvo gallery of the house today while British. Foreign Minister-dBiilfour and m millers of the British missions wero received on the floor. It was the first time as far as' the capitol historians could find that any president, of the United States had appeared in the galleries. Also Want Increased Pensions, National Woman Suffrage and Other Things $200,000,000 GONE, AND MORE NEEDED Great Britain to Be Loaned Another Substantial Sum by United States. Washington, May 4.-Another loan to Grout Britain within the next week was forecast by officials hero today. The first credit of $200;*)u0;0u0"hv being spoilt at tho rato of �8,000,000 u day on purchases in the United Statos, and It is dCBirod to complete the second loan before tho British commission loaves Washington and before the first loan is entirely used up. It probably will be larger than the first crodlt. One of the most important, labor meetings held in the city for a Ur.ig time took place last evening when delegates from the miners, brewery workers, bricklayers, painters, electrical workers and typos were present, representing nearly I 10(10 union men, to discuss the "Win j tho War" movement and the sending I of delegates to the Calgary eon for- j ence. The problems connected with | the movement were fully discussed I until a late hour and the following j suggestions were made and will be presented to the conference here on Monday and also to the convention at Calgary. Conscription of wealth and selective conscription of manhood. Dominion wide woman suffrage. Income tax on salaries over $^,000 a year. Graduated Inheritance tax. Graduated tax on corporation. National taxation of wild lands." Free importation of food stuffs, clothing, and industrial machinery from allied countries. Pnlilic ownership and control of all railways, telegraphs, mines, water power systems, bunks, mills, eleva- ! tors, etc. Abolition of child labor under lii years. National eight, hour law and equal wages for both sexes. Free lands for returned soldiers. Koptul pensions for.till soldier.? and dependants. Graduated increase of separations allowance to all soldiers' dependants. SOME OPPOSITION Strongest in the Pass Camps- Are Voting Today on New Schedule London, May 5.-Colonel Winston Churchill, former first lord of the admiralty, joining in the newspaper controversy In regard to the responsibility for the present naval situation, denies the chara? that he did not favor a naval offensive action. Kc cites instances to the contrary and says the responsibility for the paralyzation of the naval offensive lies in no small degree with those who, senseless to the out cries at the loss of a few obsoi'etfi ship's checked the naval enterprise and rendered the admiralty inactive. The result was that for almost two years not a single aggressive act apart from the battle of Jutland has been attempted. Miners of District No. 18 are busy voting on Ute proposed new agreement, which, if accepted, will govern in this field until April 1st. 1918. Indications nil over the district are that the vote wil be very large, as 00 per i cent, of the men have been idle for several weeks awaiting the settlement. I lit the Lethbridgo end of the field, '.there is a certain amount of optimism j that the men will accept the new scale : of wages by a fair majority. But from : the Pass camps tho reports are otherwise. A summary of the situation seems to indicate that Die chances ; arc against tho agreement being ac-cepted , The votes will be counted tomorrow '. si*'? the result will bo known Monday : morning. Opposition at Fernie Im. rnie. 15. C, May 5.-A large vote 1 is being polled here today on the pro-: posed agreement between miners and ! operators. The probability is that tho 1 proposition will be turned down by (this local and, meager news from out-'side ioir.ts indicate a like result. Smash Copenhagen, Mny 5.-A plainer declaration of Germany's peace conditions will be made by Chancellor von Belhmann-Hollweg within a fortnight. ADMIRALTY T STRENGT Now York, May 5.r--W. L. Saunders, chairman of. the naval consulting,' boiu^l, announced he re today llial the board had forwarded to Washington plans for dealing with (he submarine problem which, it is believed have solved (he problem successfully. MARKETS Spot wheat (not quoted). Local track wheat (not quoted). May wheat( not quoted). Oct. wheat ......'............ 193% Local track oats............. 62 May oato ..........'...... May flax ................. 7914 3l3i/2 WEATHER High .................... Low ..................... Forecast: Fair and �iUd. 47 21 London, May 5.-Tho reorganization of the admiralty proceeds apace ac-! cording to the parliament correspoiul-i out of tho Times, llo writes: "There I has boon tifore of it during the last I three or four months tlian the public lis i'.wnie bur. tho prlmo minister's conference there on Monday gave it fresh | impetus. Broadly speaking the lino of : reform is to separata morn clearly the . function of fighting from the fuue-: tion of administration and supply. Tho � office of tho first sea lord in future is to correspond to that of Sir William Hohertson tit. the war office In othor words he will himself bo the chief of tin enlarged, war stuff, strengthened by tho addition of younger officers of tho fleet, . , Petrograd, via London, May 5.- The council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates has passed a vote of confidence in the government by a majority of 35. The number of delegates voting was 2500. Government Wins. Petrograd. via London, May a,- Tin.' provisional government through Premier Luoff has declined to modify the note sent to the allies. The government declares that the ministers arc prepared to resign ilieii posts if necessary. Premier Luoff said. "It. is impossible to send another note. The temporary government will comply with its duty and leave its post rather than take such a step which would menace the country with very serious consequences. The government understands fully the responsibility it lias assumed in behalf of the country. In view of Unit responsibility it is ready to resign if it becomes necessary. Foreign Secretary Mllukoff "said, "the note expresses the view of-the temporary government. It has no oiher aim. The recent note develops the idea expressed in the first note which was worked out iu conjunction with the council of deputies.* The (vents of yesterday will make tho allies very sad while pleasing our enemies." In regard to the suggestion of a new note Mllukoff said, "if we should attempt it we would only l.'e repulsed." The minister made allusion to a telegram received from the allies. II is .significant that the ambassadors of Kngland, France and Italy have called upon the foreign secretary. Milukolf concluded his statement by saying, "respecting our military needs and means of continuing the war, we are dependent to a great extent upon tiie allies, especially upon America, it will he ever a lasting blot on our history if there should be the possibility of concluding a separate peace." M. Tcheidse, president of the council, repeated the previous declarations that the imperialistic attitude of the government was unacceptable. He said "Neither the soldiers or workmen are for war." M. Tcheidse called attention to the fact that there was no interior discord and that the only trouble was In respect to Russia's foreign policy. Accept Government's Attitude. Petrograd, May 0.-The council of workmen's and soldiers': delegates have accepted the government's explanation of its May Day note by a vote of a4 to 10, and has decided that the incident is closed. The anti-government street demonstration was completely swamped by the gigantic pro-government demonstration of Friday evening. Friends of the government out-demonstrated the demonstrators last evening as though of one accord the people stirred into a seeming realization of the catastrophe ovorsliadowing the dountry through the menaced fall of tho government turned out in support of the temporary authorities. From end to end the Nevski Morsttka was packed with marching crowds of all grades of society. So completely overshadowed and outnumbered were the earlier manifestants who demanded the downfall of the authorities, that they appeared .utterly insignificant. Hpssia's enemies could find little comfort In the scene. Banners inscribed. "In support of the temporary government." "Away with anarchy." "No separate peace," and similar inscriptions gave the parade tho appearance of a gala, procession in contrast to the anti-government mob. which was composed of the shabbiest and most disreputable element of the populace. Clashes occurred between these rival columns but resulted generally in nothing more than great excitement and rough handling on 'both sides. Tho newspaper editorials this afternoon dealt with the situation in tho gravest words. The Bdentsuo Refecting, tiie review of the working classes said, "we must find a way out in order' to avoid civil war. The council must come to an agreement with the tomporary government in the interest of tho country." The first period of the revolution ended May 1 and now it is feared that the end of interior peace has arrived. The government is energetically seeking to rally around them that part of the population whose class- are conformable to Imperialistic interest of Mllukoff," Austrian Trcichery. London, May .", - The Morning Post publishes the, ii.Kowiti:; communication from its Hungarian correspondent: "'ITii' Hermans arc actively pursuing a campaign by which tltey are endeavoring to persuade the Russian Socialists and those in [tower under the new regime in Russia that there is no difference between Russian and German war aims. Strenuous endeavors are being made in this way to Influence the Russian soldiery in favor of peace. This became apparent very soon after the Russian-revolution took place, but evidence of it has now been found In the pages of the Deutsch Karpatscn Zeitung, an. officially German military organ edited by tho Austrian General Yeou. Kounta, and published for the benefit of the German and Austrian troop.-* on the southeastern front. This journal as quoted by the PestI Naplo iu a.leading article entitled 'Easter,' tells how peaxe persuasion was in progress on Faster day. The general, who is credited with the authorship of tiie article, writes. "There has been perfect quiet on the eastern front for some time past. The peace idea of the new Russian government has been warmly welcomed iu the Russian1 army. Russain soldiers have even increased the desire for peace. German soldiers have shown great, re-r spect for tiie Flaster feeling of the Russian soldiers and therefore on their Easter Sunday we ceased firing all along the line from Riga to the Black Sea and all along the front. Russian officers and soldiers crept out of their trenches and had conversations with our soldiers and ofr titers. "Russian soldiers were especially bitter when told by our men that Kngland intended to annex tho Russian islands iu the Baltic with the object, of crippling Russia forever. "We gave representatives of the Russian forces German newspapers and periodicals from which ihey could learn how deep-rooted is tho sympathy in our country for the new-Russian regime and free Russian people." PTE. ROSS, Mil KILLED IN ACI Q. M. Sergt. J- Reed, Lethbridge, Wounded-Travels Man Also Only one Lethbridge casualty Is reported today. Q. ,\|. Ser;;t. Joint P. Reed is listed as wounded. Sergt. Reed is a member of an artillery unit. but. was not connected with any of the batteries which went directly from Lethbridge. The casualty lists today contain the names of two other Southern Al-bertnns. Pie. W. Ross of Maeleod. who has been killed in action, and Pte. It. Stamp of Travors, wounded. Second Loan to Britain Washington, May 5.-The second loan was made today to the government of Great Britain. Tho amount, $25,000,000, was transferred by Secretary McAdoo to Ambassador Spring Rice. It will meet Great Brltaln'3 requirements in this country for about three days. > > > > ? > > > > > > > * ? > ? DRUNKENNESS AMONG ? ? CANADIANS SMALL. ? > London, May !>.-The ones- > tion of drunkenness among ? > Canadians in Kngland which } was raised in parliament has ? > been investigated by the auth- > ? oritios and it is understood ? oxist only in an lnttnitesnial ? ? degree. $> \. > 14217730 ;