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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LET ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917 NUMBKU 131 of Coalition Is Com- Generals 'to Slay on Job i PEACE RUMOR HAS A GERMAN ORIGIN Hun Attack on rclrograd. May IS, via J-ondon. Thu foitliatlou of llic ralilnct In which clx socialists (ire Included liaa been completed. Generals Stay on Job rctrograd. Muy 17, via Ihc coniniaudeVs-In-elitef from all Iho fronts except ,lhc CaucnsuS, Generals Hrusiloff: anil' Giirko have withdrawn tlielr roslgjmtlons, and rcjxirls of rur- lli'cr rcslKnatioiis are refuted to' Iho definite announcement that nil Ihc comhmiidcrG nave- decided to remain tit their iiosta. tlic crisis In the army, ivhtcu formed an alarming be 'corajraiilnicnt lo the political crUls.'has been averted. Nothing In This London, May lo EJchange dispatch from Amsterdam, It Is' rumored at Hague that a truce is obout lo be ar- .Russia and Ihc Cen- tral-powers as a result or tlie political dmnecs aT Pclrograd.. Tlie rumor la cbancterlicd as of German origin. Confidence In Flilure. Pelrogriu, vin London, Afler tho solution ot ihc governmental Pelrograd, May German foreti nlshl 'launch Ed. an ofVemlve igalnit RuuTan poilllons In the regbn of-SpelvoV. lays the official Istued today by the.Russfan war depart- ment, but jflacki wire re- pulsed. i V DECIDED Premier Borden Announces Form of Conscription to Raise Men j, r Ottawa, May his in the house of commons this al'lor- jiooii, Premier IJonftn announced Ihatthe bud decided, and would early introduce a measure of vtmfjcriplioii 1'or lie said dial il would be necessary now to invoke the authority-of a conscriptive-'measure to ensure j Hie iirovidiiiK of re-enforcements of Canadian troops at the front in the proper number. He mid promised this to Great nnil would do his best to sec (hut this promise wiis fulfilled. U. lie stated that within a few days afnicasiire. would be introduced in the house calling; for conscription oii'n selective basis for (lie raising of not less Ilian men and not more than crisis, yircinlcr 1'rinc' off received the representative of the Associated Vrcss ,oud authorized lo trans- mit" the expression of r'ernicr's over Hie solution anil his confidence In Ihe future. Premier lAolr'uald; serious crisis. In Ilio'. modern hlBlory ot llussla-has 'been, sitl'B'factorlly settled and -con- ditions "ilrei'fly show marker! loiiii'-bfijraiir'oteinciit1. K.-ls my-im- presslon iliat Ihe new coalition. can- inVt will support oi all. reasonable" Husslan cUizcns. We have for the first time Hie prospect of a government which will combine botli moral authority and material, power. of the difficulties of my firs.t revolutionary .cabinet nrDee from the fact that in all 'questions II anil my colleagues wero obliged to rely sole- ly ujiou Tlicrc wna no aclunl power with you have in America democracies of Impossible to Get to Keep 1 Steam Going Ifferen HRTR1KFINTERNA flONAlCO-OPERATION OF mulLOlim CAN. milROADS PLANNED Call Up All Nat. Guard i Washington, May njt- lona[ guard organizations will be called into the Federal wrvice between July, V5 and Ausuit 5. v Governors have been authorized lo recruit all organizations to war strength. Enormous Sacrifice Men Against French iind Hritish Avails Nothing BRITISH NOW HAVE CLEAHEI) BULLECOURT the .iivo ..rnontlis vo. discovered1, ilial. tho tnco was a sufficient .w experimenting riioral influ- eapon with a vast- msjorily; of reasonable 'llussian clllzcns draire- Iranqullity, hut unluckily cklHnn poiiulation unci the itrniV. Ihere were Individuals and- smJill croups' who actively aimed al anarchy., and repudiated all forms of discipline- It became plain thai Iho government' could riot remedy this condition wltbquf "rhalcrlal force and Two different parlies the'president of Ihc board o[ trade from Coalilalc Ibis morning statins that il they could not get' coal, for Lhelr-ploughing there .would-le six or scvcajnorc'outfits idle within a. couple of1 flays. I TcIogranJe' are hcginning to reach local cjaal'companies pray Ing .for llc coal'lo fccci) Iho'-'flres-.b'urninx In tlio TtHchtn ranges'out-on Lhe'-prfllries where the Carmen are irorlslng; 16 hours' .Irjiog ,crop Ja 'iriU k'eep'.u'p prodiic'ffon. The fanhprs' the couLlry'aro'bEglnhlfii: ID receive IQ- alslenl (JcmantJa. lor The sltuatioiV is proving more and more serious, but .with.ftioitwo sides, the miners and the operators, standing pal, the solution ho nearer. conllnnntton of thjs Eaiil Preslilent Marnocli .of Vlhe board" of trade (o Hits niornlng, "Is Going Lo affect ricullural protlucllpn o'( Southern Al- berta. U Is feoiiig to hamper our neV settlers especially. Here we bavc. been doing everything- In pur power lo attract farmers'Lo come In and Keltic on our Isnds. They-come, "and tlic firsl'trouble they lack of coal. IL Is serions) espeoiallj- or those liave-brought in steam ilouglimtE clepeiidlng on-them o get their land junder" cultivation.''' SI.-Paul, Minn., May way flssocialion. men freely predicted lhal tlie llonal co-operation between railroads forum! ilie subject of a conference to: day between. George T. Blade, vice- president In charge of the operation of Charge Made By Socialist in I he Reichstag, When He De- nounces Government Iho Northern I'acific, and officials of thl- Canadian Pacific railway coinpauy. TLc conference ivas held in llic 'jAii- way building In St. Paul. -Mr. Sladc ras acting (or. the committee on na- tonal defense of the rail- (CONTINUED1 O.V PAGE S) JBrilain Need Italy Also IS.-'All-avallablo AicerEcan trans-Atlantic transport for the lime being will bo used lo trans port'aupplles to Franco and Italy, by the ftrrangefnenl about to he made with [fi6 Great has as sitred the'United Stales thai elie can cflrry: enough hi lier on'ii Fhlp? to meet the needs of the ifnUcil Kln'plom and perhaps BnArc sonic vcs- ncls Lo Bujiplcmeril'Anierlrnn ton TIB EC Jn siipplyins' other counlrlcs. BRITISH HEAVY GUNS AID ITALIANS. iWdon. May Iieavy ar'Jlllcry baijerics arc co-operating Itflllarr army In the .Italian agalnst the' Auitriahs on the Julian an otlicial: statement (s'sued Ih'ts iLftcrnooQ''by the British war office. lion, of railroads. In Canada and tho United States similar; to tlio iiLillonal- Izattqii fnovcmcut. ip llifj UiuLcd Stales being -seriously'considered. the plan the -entire Canadian system -would Lc operated by'3 'board similar to the c.xecutlve The-Canadian .board '.would work In close "co-operate with the' American executive committee. x- railroads ol. North America Taccd the greatest task in their history and that close co-operation was absolutely es- sential to tho successful coning' vrllli ihc situation. Among the Canadian Pacific offi- dals were, p, nsslstnnt- rriBiiagcr; E. D. Cotterell, sjp- crlntcndanl ot car service; Frank Lee, assistant clnef and G. W. Eccrctary to 3fr. CoKcrcll. Russian of Northern Alberta, Father of, Big Family, Is Hanged V f "I HEAVY VlST.'" noon casualty list, today has 2S1 v Edmonton, May Kcnl, of Dorcnlee, Allfjrla, who was found guil- ty of Iho murder of N. AHay, AasyrifA on December the- Ecaffoltl ai 6 a.m..'in lUe yard of vinclarjail at Fort Saskftlchewan. The trap was sprung sharp on by Ihc Dominion one inlnalc later life was pronounced ex- HncL by'Dr. Gcor'RG Turner, sician. 'Kohl's Greaser, ivas with him in; the th cell on Thursday night, tind.a'c- companlcd the condemned'mail to the scaffold. Kehl, n llussian who came to Alberta from llic stale of Oklahoma, and the fallicr of H children, went lo his death 'bravely and.did rwl falter when tho death cap was adjusted.' RACING JO CONTINUE. London, May will tlnue at Son- .Market, on'mg to'4 re-, consideration by" the government" of the turf situation In England. Wm. the Unanimous IAP IPPS 10 FRANCf Reach fo Battle Be- aide Their Allies, (he V New York, N. V., May Mrsl contingent, of troops landed hi April ZOlh; according (q Information whl Cached-, this ,clly, 'Wye Ilie to lhc.ilcral.4j ClarcaheW "Slay IS.rrTfitre nol .seen to lie anyone 'else but Wm. Moffatt'for Iho In the lliURlaallc coiiTentlonjwhkh Aver as- srmblert ,'cfln- 'fi'lcnco (n "Mhe.present meinbtr find rc-nornlnalert v him u'nknl- iponslT lo contest thi eleclfona.ln the 'Interests' again on' jind eiMblleri fireaf. the Sltion adoilnlstrftttovwould'once be returned to power lo guar; nnlcc Albcrla sensible.and.clean gov- brnmcnl. tli'e vesllge of opposition rtc- vcloped lo. Mr. during iKo al whkhv.'4S delegates ou( or 60 prcieatV Of (hc'Zl iwJIg 1C trerc of Ihc from otttlj'fcg pfllnts behiK unable' to ullehd owing lo' Ihft wcnlhcr. convontlon Iho flblo'chfllrpianshlp of J.' of Ckrciholrn, Tho honor of '1 "ThA general belief In int'to Tho Horalrf'fi {nformrml, fsjhfll Iho JflpRncSp will he qaslencil lo flghl) nhouldcr. ar illvlalon of Uiclr nudaUn allies which 'mj been Holdfneia sector'jot .tlio French front rlldate'tcli lo T. I. Cochlln-and John' wlln brlghl VoiciM IKe general feeling of (he MoffaU accepted (Jin rtomifl.VttoTi1 Ir Rpcccli .gnSllti'ioi J confidence shown. hlih, .'and newAl of llic pled .of. his-riding Hay IB, vfa Auciro-kungarian prlfoners; tak- en by the Italians in their offen- sive the Julian front are io'_n'umber says ths official issued today by the Italian'war department. The Ital- 'Ijfri iri noun cement 'sayi that from ToImlno to the sea artillery was active.-, Efforts made by HunQarian against the. new llal- ian; positions ort the Vodlce and Crarlgna were repulsed. Emperor and People Determined to Make Peace, and German Betrayal -r Rome, Jiay.lT.-VVIa London, Mai- Vatican is convinced (Jiat there will, to peace. overtures- 51 from Ihc central powers.. Kmpcroi diaries o[ Auslfia-llungary (5 deter- mined to mnfcc peace his govern- ment Is cultivating better relations with ils peoples through promises hts tlircclipn. Proraisce, liowei-cr, no ongcr satisfy .Ihc who arc in- sisting-nrio'n quick'action. 'The.vaL- cari Is Informed that the upper classes fn Austria are now convinced hill Germany Is propareJ to betray lo'savc GermBiiy In peace Tlnia.'hc Emjicror and .he classes arc united for Ihe first lime In" demanding" ptiacc. MONTREAL CLEARINGS clearings lor.Lhc'-Tcelc ending today Ice if elected, He reviewed tbe.legr slatlbn''cnfcctcrt particularly ofIL of tho farmers, thai' ho SHlon government had been'Ihe icst friend of llic people. Th-'Lidy Delegats. One of the lineal Bycachea. oi l Ihe convention was given by Mrt. A...M. irown, Ihc ladies'. delegate from Troul Creek. 5hc cxlolled the gov- crnincnl for extending the franchise .0 women. She liad been one of ronrcn to whom the cMircisc of franchise at tlic, polls had bflcn merely R dream whlcli Ihcy never, exacted would Lc nou' Ilie lime lad coiVic. when-women were to play- an part In Iho affairs of L the province nllh the men. She Went oa lo slvc lior rcisuii3 why the Slfton govornmcnl should he iiipportcd'1 by the pcoi'lo. 'Kcr epcccli wsa logical and full of cnLluifllflam and sho .was loudly cHecrcd. i''. Other speakers were Jerry Palsl6y; atl 'old from Ihc North "yprR, W, and J. H. WflU of Clrvr'tsholm. "N Sornq hlg mccHnga ere bclrig, arr campaign In llierittlrig Hon. 0. H. Mitchell I? to speak At Clarcshdlni o'n'May whllo meeC- Ings arranged -at Granum for lion: Chds. Stewtirl, whlle-Mria. ,M. c-t Calgary Ja a.epcabrr soon'nI both Qranuia Clureaholtu, -Amsterdam, via London; May ;u the course of the budget debate in he on IJepuly V'ogllicrn, Socialist, attacked tho gcv- ernmcnt for questionable methods In Hie ivnr loan. said, Jiat soldiers In the field had" been' forced lOyEubscribe and Ihal'simllsr pressure liad cxerlcd" on cralive EorJetics. Herr Voslherp add- ed that the securilj- .ot'.lnyM.tmcrit and llic mtc.of iiilercgvhad tjeeu'---" Tj ai.___ girc InaL Uie interest wo duced. In reply the ler protested against Jlerr Vbglhern's slatcmeais and assured Lbat- the subscribers would be saleguarded. Ho expressed his thai; th'i subscriptions of Ihe soldiersvi "were voluntary. "'1 Deputy 'Cohn, socialist, said Ihal aJl mil I la ry wrllois had-counted, even before. Ihc war, on a paign by Great-Drltain.-and -thai- il was ihererote'hypocritiCHl to'act aa if Germany.ivaa surprised bv. these London, May days of ruosL Intensive fiEhtlng, in which ihc position several limes changed hands anil men tell in hundreds In, a I lacks and counter attacks, the British forces have at Inst driven the Germans out of the village of Bulle-- court, ouce more, are threatening llic southern end of llic Drocourt- Qucant line, which Held Marshal Von constructed to de- fend Cambral from Ihc east advance of Field Marshall HaJg's army Thous- ands of fresh German troops recently have been ilirown Ihioihe fray around. Bullecourl, but tlicir efforts, accord-.' ing lo cirflcTal communlca'tions, have gone for naught in- endeavoring lo drive out the llrlllsh from the vlllaec. Although several times Ihc line has been bent by the preponderance o[ _ weight of the German formations, ftt, no lime have the Urilish been ID.evacuate, holding here and there fripges pf oulposla and keeping back' the'-Teutons lialll their elements were reformed with sufficient strength to! drive in'our counter-attacks and re-> gain the lost territory. i Admits LABS of Bullecourl, Ilcrlin.-May IB, via the: official sL-Uement Issued loilay by German headquarters staff says tliat Lhc ruins of Ihe former village of; Bullecourt were nvacualc'd by lhemo garrt Ihese lost ponitlons as unfmnort-: ant. To the north of LafTaui and near the neighborhood roads "in- partlt-ular-thc battle has prac- llca 'without Iritermtsslon" fof" a' rrtonlh. This', district o[ sharp "hills.i wooded ravines tnd limestone cav-j is.the corner at fried line turns easlward. Advance was rr.'ost desperately oppot-. from (he it has been pos-' sfble only slightly-to extend It but' end.has. been very Cully'at-', r talucd, k Tlie tide of Gerrnati asEaults swells! ip and gniasties A piece ot trench! ICTQ or there is broken, and In. 1U cbh caves -ffrcckBga 'to'- mark-one more failure. In.'lhe' effort ;o explaiiV'what'corlaiuly ia a atrangcj considering Ilie Gcrman> economy, 11 bas'beeri suggested thai Hiniienuurg must .have.counted upon' using Mils lost ground as the starting! liolnl of Ihc great offensive. correspondent rtfiea, not, Ihe defense ;ls .costly, beyond present- worth (o Iho enemy of any particular positions, but It-must be recognized; lhat this ground Is favorable for de- fense aim1 thatjls complete loss would- be a severe-blow. v Near LafTaux Iherc is smaller reals-, taiicc, because the.Krench already- are. on tna Alllcllc, a IfUle north ami thefr: success would mean'not a small ad-, vauce on n flat froril.-but Ihc -smwh- Ing of a largo angle. i Deputy' Cohn. (o order. deputy B conlihnc'du" 'lhat England did 'proclaim a war oi starvation, right B must remain right. Before rlho never ImagiiTcd-we should''be. driven1 lo .war by. Germany's fauHj-V.; violent uproar Deputy Cohn, was called. lo order. -c- NEIU TO BE _ TOR. Que., H is conceded by. all -I're'sbyler-lan people here Jolni .Veil of Wefifminntcr cJnirch, .Toronto, will he elected moderator of the. general assembly when it meets hero on ihc first evening In June. v v -o o 4 1 Cattle Industry is Neglected and Famine tal bul 'said Ihey knew nplhfrig of (he pfopoftal. BUL lhal Le I Abridge I? suffering from a ml Ik ..shortage Is. evident, and fa'cls to prove produced at ycster- meeting oftta Board of Trado Families, willi smnll children are find- ing U almost Impossible to for the babied, ami heavy In fanl'mortality during Ihe liol summer weather Is being expressed; on ever> hand.- A numbe> ot families Imvc reccnU> -..URlil cows, and (lie old i Institution t'ko herd" [a being for llic summer. Tlic supscsllon Jins bepn mnde.lhal Ihc Lcthhrldgc Llveelock Guarantors mlsht tutislder i money to families ivlio arc" In i ttou lo hccp n cow In llic cIlsM thorn make tho U IhnL the directors o (lie Livestock Ci'uarnnlord would cqn- ptdr.r sjicclsl applications.." i The price ,of nrcam during Mic past few days according' lo a statement of llic Die Increase being four Cents per-pound butter fa: for swccl [arid- (wo cents on sour creant. ft Is ataled'that Ihc Ice cream is very heavy, enough cream daily Crysla! Dilfy for hJikDng (eft cream to make 300 pounds of a day. -y ,Tho Board of Trade realties, the founncss o[ tho mflk eftuatfon fn bridge, And'wishes Ihe-people lo be Wftrneil of.Ihe possibility hilno lalcr In fhc sn Hhing la rionp now li, 1 Enlisted Mai Also Gives HU Ult Mrs. Mathers, mother of of I'tc-Thomns Williams' of Ihc bridge Kllllea llrfs morning received, word lhat he trad been hilled In action; In Ihc) recent fighting on Cue "west" front, Mrs. Williams and'lhe'lwo chlU dreri'who arc led fatherless by the. wir, arfi now reslrlins In Ontario. Pie. JVIIliams resided in Lclnlrldge. bat ho Bisip had R'ranch lit KlngJione, B.C. Frank Man KIHed' -.X- I .slbllUy-of fa- Totlay's Hsls InclijlIe'Lhe mme of K.- iHmmerunlesa soinc- E. lUfllp, of frank, killed In w to ehflsled with tho t ;