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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMK X. LETI1DU1DGE. ALHRiVrA.1' -TUKSDAY. MAY 15. till? NUMBER 131 ELECTION JUNE 7--RUSSIAN SITUATION WORSE Have Lost Nearly 100 in Nets by tin- liritish in Cbaiincl. VE THEIK BASE AT HELIGOLAND Amsterdam, vin May 15. Gormcrt; liavc about 325 sub- marines In operation nnil about SO to 100 liavc been losl tlirough llic llrll- isli iieU atone, according lo the Tclc- Kraaf whirl) prints an interview willi member ot the creiv ot the sub- marine U-5S. Tills Is tlie submarine j sank Iho Dutch grain snips-In February. Tlio U-5B Is commanded Captain Count Von Plateau. .According to the Intrrvlcir Iho sub- marine discharged llirco or four tor- pedoes cgalugl the Dutch ships and then zfs-zaEEcd between them, elnic- Jnfi iheiu with bombs anil shell fire. Wbcn at sea Iho submarines as- sembled at a given point every morn- ing nnd receive wireless instructions, presumably from Heligoland. There nro about 39 U-boats of llic newest lyne, each carrying a crew of 66 men, aud Ihls fleet is supplement- oil by a secondary squadron ninrvctl with a 0. Kirst class have a speed cal- culated ns sufficient lo overtake auy cargo boat. Two-thirds of their crews aro experienced nnd one-third nov- ices. The boats carry a [urlnighL's store anil have a maiiouim period of submergence1 of from eight, lo ten "Jiours, Each Is equipped with Iwo and, soracllmes descends from 60 metres. Appalling Losses of the Germans Willi Ilio Fj'cncli Armies in Ilio Kiclil, Mnv !-l, VIH I.mulon AJny 15. (jcnnaiiy losl men killed, wounded niul cap- Uiifil in Ihu froiii April 1C lo May 1, on Ihr Vmicli front alone. In Isvo weeks since May 1, il is estimated, IHT losses have liceii iiroporlionalely greater even Ilitin (his slugger- ing mortality. Figures on tin's estimate is based arc iliosc or They are conservative. The toliils may be nnifli JOSEPH H.lCHOATE Famous American Statesman Who Died Suddenly Last NlgM. JOSEPH H.C WE ILL BE A Prime Minister Enthusiastic Has No Announcement Re High .Commissionership Ollawa, May notert Dor- den nnd his two lion. noliort Rogers-ami Hon. J. D. Ilazon, who acted as Canadian delegates with Ills -prime minister at Ihc Imperial war conference sessions in London, returned (o ,Oltawn early this morn- Ing. A special Iraln brought Ihc min- isterial party from Quebec, where they landed yesterday lo tho capllal. Sir his col league.1; returned whole and hearty despite' (hcjr trying three raoalna IB Urea l f Thoy arc. full ol hope that the Im- perial cabinet idea will produce satis- factory enthiislnnttc over the auccoas or the Canadian armies In France, and .confident tnat tho war jirohlefflfof. Uils country can be sur- mounted vrilhoul undue, difficulty. 'Tlic voyago which occupied nine days, was uoevcnLlul and served as oppor- tunity for a rest. Reserving for parliament a full an- nouncement of whnl may ho given out L tho ilmo of Iho Imperial cabinet i-nnclunlons, Sir Robert -contenlcit Mrnself wUIt declaring that the schctno had proved a success nnd forccaallng that U would become An Institution In the As far ns tne.work of the Canadian eotdlcrs went, he had notlilng but the most unreserved praise. Vlray nidge lie declared, was reganlcil QS one cV tho grcalcai vlclorka of Iho war. Sir Helen also paid high tribute lo Ihe work of the railway construction nnil forestry corps. "When T visited France ,ln -July, Famous Amencan-'-SlMesiriaa. Formtr Ambassador to Bri- Sudden End Hclwccn Anril 1G and 27 il is known -Ilia (Imuaiis were lorccd to withdraw 20 divisions men) from tlic front, replacing Ihem willi frcsli reserves. Since Ilial dale more lliiiii a dozen additional divisions have Iwn similarly replaced. Many German divisions have liecii practically wiped out. Withdraw From Russ Ffoiit Petrngrad, May 1-1, vin London, May 15. (icnnany lias withdrawn forty divisions (approximately from llic Russian casl front and Inuricd tlicm lo'Kr.ihcc (u oppose Ihc Franco-British offensive, according lo information from llussian headquarters fealdrcd today in 1'elrograd newspapers. Petain Now Commands Govt. is Considering Action Ottawa, May govern- ment Is considering the situallon created by the coal strike in dis- -trict No. 18, but nothing definite is available sa to what action will be taken. Messages have passed between me government and In- ttresled parties, but nothing has so far resulted .from them, and Ine department of .labor has not the power to force, an agreement be- tween the operators and the men, The question of the government taking over the mines for opera- tion is again being considered. l Hun Airplane Factory Burns via London, May large aeroplane manufac- tory at Copenick, near Berlin, has been completely destroyed by fire, according to. the Hartdelsblau. t, 15.Te-J6seph'Hodges Choate, fOracf ambassadcr- to Grea Dritala audV lawyer ot internallona famt, dicdjSuddciily of'heart'disease al liis homo fn this city falc'-IasftilKht Mr, ClioalD complained yeslcrdaj inornlne of feeling and his physician was called. Mr, Cfioatp w; ordered to remain In bed, but later, in the tlar he left bis room-several.times to tninscict'prcssing business affairs. About'30-30 o'clock T callctl his wife and daughter, Miss Mnbcl Choatc, to his bedside.1 Accord- Ine'to-Miss Choatc, lie said: "I am feeling very 111; I Iblnk; this the end." A few mlnulcs later lie dtcd. Ills adrancei) years Mr. Choatc took an active part In tbc cnlcrlainmcnl Inat week ol.lhc Pronch and BriltEFi war coramissiori.1) New York. He ,was chairman ot1 the recep- tion Hint met VI- vfani. Marshal JofTro and o'ther giilshcd raeinbers-or the French1' mis- sion last Tuesday nnrt acted in a simi- lar capacity when the Drillsh mission, beaded by Arthur In New York on the. 1'rlmo Minister, "wo had one division there. Xow we Imvc four, ftjjrl the flflli has Just been dls- .Iho channel. This gives an Idea of tho progrCBslve" part Cfluada Is 'playing In Hie war." With lo Iho appointment of llic Can- adian high commissioner In Ixindon. Sir [lobcrt had no nnoounccmcnt (o tnflkp. On tho iiucallon of conacrlpllon ho wan really rcdccnl aKhougli cvldontb' cfljycr fb hear the latcat ricws on Lho Want. To Be Exempted. A passenger on flamo vessel as Ilie prime ml nisi fir and Ma parly was A. W. Smllhera, of London, chairman of (he board of 1'iq railway, who wae accompanied by IT, Dtcrc, assistant sccrcLnry of the don tioarfl. Mr. Smllliore come? to Can ail n as R icflitll of tlic re cen I Draylon-Ac- worlh report on Ilio raUwnyfl. Tho Grand .TrunVIt h ftlnicrt, will ash tho gov- ernment (o exclude thcfr system from Iho Dallonallzftllon Rcficmc wltli tho of .Uio QranJ Truok raclllc, Manager Govt. Road Gets Offer From Delaware and Hud- son as Yice-Preaident Montreal, May 15. DelaWarc ami Hudson Railroad' announced that. be- cause of Increasing 'Canadian busi- ness, U has ucen decided to localo 0. Stma one of tlic vice In nirpal nnd at the same ttmo tq add to Its turf V. K. pre'aenl general manager .of1 the -'Canatllan fiojcrnment- railways, 'i Frank Cochranc. ;rt1niBler of railways, has confirmed the report thai Mr, tiutcllns has been ottered the vice-presidency bC the DeUV and Hudson Railways i l Iho cM'al fa lhat he will like- ly .accept lliof oftcr. m. 10 IE DVH London, May Jo the Tlally Express the government hai tak- en clcfmllP slepj In direction7 ot stale conlrol of tlio by do f.Idtne lo nssurao charge of (he brdwLho .Increase, was coming -iioai Ititfl.P.fi: 'offlcldl did n'ae BUT, fire the union orTiHnls tho p( knowlns whereof ;