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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ffctaW VOLUME JC. LKT1U1IKDGE. ALHERTA. MONDAY, MAY 21, 1D17 NUMBER 13C Vice-Pros, Spieaks Out Slronglj; Harden IJrokc I'rom ise to bo riles ARMAND LAVERGNE SAYS IT'S WRONG Toronto. May to llic conscription pro- posal la Uio keynote of n statement Issued Ly Janics Slmuson, as vlcc- prcEldcill of Uio Trades al'.d Congress of Canada. A statement ivas Issued followiiiK n telephone con- rcrsallon Mr. Simpson 'with the president of the congress, P. JI. Drap- er al Ottawa, and reiterates labor's ilaiul any form ol conniul- ilou unless Ihe slate Itself Is In post live danger o( being destroyed by 111 euemy. Failed In Promise. The statement or -Mr. Slinpsoi charges Premier Bordcn with havlnt tailed to keep''the. promise to consul Uio labor men before enacting ton scrlpLlon in Canila. He further ot) Iccls to any system ot conscrinllo! of men that does not call for equiva lent sacrifice of wealth from Ilios who ore best able to Liny tor the war lie has EOno to Ottawa to consult vrll atlier labor men. Mr. Simpson ia-no alouo as opponent of the measure for A. W. Mancc. city organiicr o the Social-Democratic party lias com out agafn.it II. Rowcll Favors it. Toronto. May leader of ttic opposition In llic Ontarl Legislature sold regarding conscru lion: "It was impossible to onoiigli men by the voluntary syslcn 1 am In lavor of the government tak Ing the necessary measures to rals the required men, ir.Sllliry act o Eclcclli'e, or what you win. f bellov Hie government.Is doing n-liai Is n'cc so at North Da Personally I .'am'In favor of compu sion. I have pot consulted the I.I eral parly on Ihe question, but I thti: all people-are'ip favor p[ llic nccc; Eary. 1 What Lavsrgne Morilreal, May "ilispalr; from.quebcc lo tlie Star says: "B ing an officer of niilllla, 1 shall Ti ono ol the first to be called. I slin present myself without gruJnblin and be a good soldier, for Ibc go ernment will have spoken, .ind I sba obe'j'- Hill the whole IMrig 'A Tvron Canada Is already nracllcallr bai: rupt through ttlls war and now sbe Inking another step toward ruin an annexation." Such was the comment made Colonel. Armand LavcrKnc, to Star at'Quebec regarding the scrlptlon announcement. "1 belle In Canada ho salil. "If it cam to the question of Canada's Vnlure 1 would let Hint UUlc Island will governs us, go, Just'as she would let us go were the allies beaten by Ger- many, and Canada demanded as a condition In (he terms of peace. I would not light voluntarily except for home defence." "And assuming lhal you liavc Can- ada's Interest at heart, regardless of Hie empire as a whole, yon do not be- lieve It la to Canada's advantage to help the allies defeat Llic he was uskcd. "They should wall till llic Ger- mans come over was the reply. liribin Enough drain ID Keep Her Going For Three JJonlhs More NEW METHOD OF J. C. NEILSON Reeve ol the Rural Municipality ol iniJon, May Grain supply now on hanJ in (lie Culled Kingdom JH suf- ent (o last' (or 12 uncording lo the cstimaics ol Kt-nncdy Jones, ill- reclor ol food cconumy. wlio siwhc laKt: night at Kdinburgli. Mr. Jones dr.- II U. S. and Canada Will Co-opor- ;itc In Rounding These Up ATTACKING SUUS Well-Known Local Man Supreme Sacrifice; Carmangay Men Killed KILLED IN ACTION, J. O. Sncll, Lethbridse. Jacob uaxUr, Wilfrid Collin, Carmangay, DIED OF WOUNDS. J. Slephenson, Winnifred, rens of Beaver Jllnca, Alt a; Hoy j Jack so11 Lovell, ClaresUolm, K. J. Cookc, Manybcrrtes; H. Ithodos. Luntl- Lrcck. and J. Krall ol Seven Persons, ot the infantry mid all woundcJ. Carmangay Men Killtd. clarcJ by the Umc is ciliausled .Uio new harvest will lie available. It iras evident, therefore. Mr. Jones declared, that nillonins would lm un- necessary it the people arc economical but he warned iltat economy is csscn- Llal because the supply on hand and that will Lc jiroduccd Ly the new liarvcsl will tover only 24 weeks of the coming year's consumption. Dealing With Subs "We have bcnn able, (hanks to the Ingenuity of Uic admiralty and the skill uf our sailors, lo make attacks by a new racilioil on Uic dcrmaii SU- which so far have been alleiirl ed by success. think thai success ill continue. II might produce an carlfcr termination of the war than Ihosc In high command allow Lhcm- scU'ca to hope for." Mr. Jones added that the necessity Wash I tig Ion, May lo cs registration Tor military service inder selective service law by trips o Canada or any other country will dtstiuci sjstis Of obeying the food con succeed. The Canadian govern- ment IK lo co-operate with the United Stales lo-defeat tnc purpose of the lackers. It is likely thai similar re- gulattons will be niado oITcetlvc rela- .Ivo to attempts to leave by ships lo ;orcigTi ports or lo Mexico. Fivo munl- .ion workers of Riverside, NJ., have jecn turned back by the Canadian of- Icialr, .at .the border, who notified .hqm tliaf the .border will be closed uulll 'thcT rceislratlon, llic date of which Is June 5. has been completed. .._ .Many. Are Crocking, Spokane, Jlay cltl- nB of conficrlpl Bge ard-cfosshig the border Canada in large numbers, according to United States .lon' Inspector Fred II. Richardson here. IIu saW there wus aw' equal moveraenl oC young Canadians Into the Untied States. Many of the Can- ndlans wlio arc said to fear conscrip- tion have declared at the border tliat they were Americans returning' to tlrls country, it is said. rationing, had not the country showed supplies, ol possible exception of oatmeal, give- WOUNDED. W. S. Mlrrcns, Beaver Mines. Roy Lcvcll, Claresholrn. E. J. Cooke; Manybtrrks. J. Kraft, Seven Persons. T. Rhodes, Lundbrcck. Onco more LcthVridge fipurcs In the casually llsls through ihc death la action or Signaller J- U O. Snell. who Ictt v.'itli Lethbrlilgc's seconO artillery unU. Stenaller Sncll was in the Hunk ot Nova Scotia before ciiltatJug. His mother is now In England where she Is doing her bit ijy working In a munitions factory. Signaller Sncll was well known among Uio younger set In this cily and hfs death on the field of action will lit keenly regrelled. The llsi today also contains (lie name ot J, Stcphenson, of WinnUrcd, died ot wounds. Otlicr Southern Albcrtans who flg-u re In the MstE today aro S. May yo'inp Carmangay man, in the Jluwcr of youth have recently given their lives n the great cause, accordicg to word rtcclved over Uio week-end litre. The Ilrst Is I'le. Jacob Daxtcr, a younjg who lived most of his lite and hcforc cnHsllng worked In the garage here.' He cnliBted with a IxilLbridge Kiltie ball a] Ion. and made Iho supreme aaciltlcc in the fighting at Vimv Ills mother now lives at Trail, II. U. The second to give Ids life Is young Wilfrid Collin. son of llic town engineer, L. J. Collin. Pie. Collin enlisted wllli a Calgary battalion flnJ was only IS years of age. Me lorui-crly worked in ttio office of the Car-roangay Sun, and spent his school days here. Ills parents received the dreaded message today, and are being extended Ihe sympathy of (he enllrc community. Total Losses Now 10 BE mm ENDDFJHISBR Ottawa, May Today's list issued at noon conta1n1n9 177 nimes, brings the tola! lift since Easter Monday" to Engineer oC Roberts Co. Here lo Hasten Work of London, May Iroops dm ing bsl evening captured JH supiKn-l Ireiicli IjL'liind llic Ilinilcnburg line imich lakcn during- llic iiHiriiiny, llic olflcu ainioiinccd today. German Report Hcrlin, Jliiy 21, on (he Arras front yesterday llieir positions execpl in one demolished Ircncli which was evacuated nrcDriling lo a plan during Hit lirilisli allack Sunday on an ciglit-and-one-lialf-milc front, says Ihe olliciid slulcmcnt issued today hy Urrman headquarters- French Captures Paris, May lines of (ieriiinn trenches in Cham- pagne near Moroiviliers were, captured lasl uifihl hy the. (lie war ollico announces. The t'Ycnch look 800 prisoners and' found a wrecked German shelter tilled willi dead. The Germans losl heavily in ineJVcclnal couiitcr-allncks. NURSES KILLED BY C. P. Slates Economic Condi- lions Will Not Permit New Schedule at Present Saved By Brave Conduct of Crew Watch Victims Drown New York, May Amer- ican nurses, members of the am- bulance unit on Its vice In France, were killed yester- day on board an American steam- ship, when pieces of ehell firtd'-.by Iht naval gun .crew in pr'actke.ri- chotlecl from the water's surface scattered amony the group of nurses and surgeons. A third nurse was seriously woUnded. SPEAKS AT CARDSTON Hon.- C. n. Pro- vincial Treasurer. speak Carrtslon Tuesday even- ing, on tcliMC of the Liberal candidate. Martin AYoolt. C- ccntB n more for coal than we? previous fad, while we know thai, the rtccn Increases In wages ncl eciulpmcb have cos( llicm n good deal more Iha Hint. Wo aro only (oo painfully aware .c Ihe Increase In the cost of living selves; hul wo also know Hint ovcrj here can be fully employed ai can make tho most of Ms limn earning money. There Is no.'slac llmo for the miners or anybody els ami there should bo no If H'C aro doing our riiify In Iho" gre work lhal Is bcforfi us all. There no alack lime, and no lime Is spc jjp at Iho from In oilier than on kfml of slrlMiw. Chase Destroyers Germans Back to Their Base Berlin, Tla London, May en gement belivcen CerAjan and P'rench Convention on the Irish Question London, May was an- nounced by Premier Lloyd George In the House of Commons today that the govtrAmenl propoied to summon Immediately a conven- tion representative Irishmen In Ireland to submit to the Brit- Ish parliament a constitution for the future government of Ireland. Construction That the nitration plant will be completed this year was llic opinion .________ expressed this morning by D. G. Abel, chief engineer of the Roberts Filler Bouts They Agreed lo 1 Manufacturing Co., contractors for Indignation; the plant, who arrived in tile city on jfl Sunday to inspect tlie construction work now done. Mr. quite satisfied with ihc progress that eeincm lias mnde' ll'C rpcdo IwatK off of soon-as die foundations 1 -are coaiplctcn, Uie u'orK will be. rUah- ilclav so far has been in ic Inundations "tor Ihe plant. U was reported in an official announcement am. the admiralty. The amiounce- cnl says: "On ihe morning of ihe th. off Ihe coast or Flanders a short tpoat engagement took place be- ween German and French torpedo rats. boats were repealcdly t by our artillery and our vessels limicd wUhoHl losses or damage." A French official statement issued istcrday lhat tho flotilla of crman destroyers hail been driven ack to its base hy a patrol of four rench. torpedo Ixjata. The Etalcmcnl aid that one of the French vessels ad suffered some damage. CUfELIUS LEAVES, Ottawa, 31ay IT. Culolius has endcred and (he government has ac ins reslgnatlou of (lie pojjllon f fcncrnl manager of Ihc Canadian lOvcrnmcnt Hallways, in order to ac ept tha vice-presidency of (he Dels vare nnd Hudson llnilway; -Mr. Gulc will lake up his new duties at llic cginnjflg of June. His successor has ot yet been appointed. IR Havre, Mav Max hureomnster of Brussels who was dc i Dried by the Germans In 19H rim contined In prlfon, has heen trice] b> court martial al Klldeshclm nnd ac jnlttcd, Recording to a rccclv ird.b'erc. UuTgomaslcr Max Is saUV I tayc been tent .lo.Cclle, Prussia, ti fairly good' henllli. a. TliL- main eccssary lo make tests of the ground determine the extent ol the piling eEsary. This could not be done un- I the frost was .out ot Ihc ground. the piling'tests are finished, and -ork is progressing favorably. Tbc cUy, when Ihc contract was dug drawn .up, arranged lo do the iling ant) put In the roolings.neccs- ary to mafce the structure sale. The being done" lo date is therefore lie city's share of contract, which lust he done to the Eatisfaclion or lie Roberts Company engineer before liey will lake over llic contract and with the Mr. Ihercforc argues lhat If there as been any delay lo dale it lias been it Ihe part of the city. Commis- ioncr Freeman points out, however. hal the plans and specifications lor he foumlBLIoiLB were not supplied by he company without dcl.iys, hut Ihe Consulting enEineor counters with the alcment that piling could not he lone until tlie irost was alf out of the ;round. However, both parties arc on the ground now wilh the Inlenlfon to rush the work so that Belly Ulvcr nud will not be served up lor the spring season next year. 7 Stockholm, via" Xcws lhat the Swedish' GlcamSis? ye terland. Aspen and Vlkeh; ladenL'lHL grain from England, had been Purik.b; Gtirruan submarines, was received here late lasl night and caused mlich indlg nation. The arrival of the steamships, wl were released under the recent reel al agreement entente s tonti.ige In the Bolhnian Gulf liad been eagerly awaited.. The racs sage which told of ihc sinking sale that eight members of the crew o Ihe Vikcn aud tvro of ihc men aboan (he Yesterlantl had been lost.- Say They Are Sorry'. Copenhagen, via May Tlie German mmlsier al Stockholm f reported to have visited the. Swe minister and expressed deepest-regre at the sinking ot the Swedish steam rs.Vestcrlaud, Viken and Aspeii, ASSASSIN MUST DIE. Wnshlns'lori, May Drltlsli war mission entered today Us litlli and final week In this country, (lie prnciirat conclusion of the ncgo nations over Irade matLcrs, Ihe dc clslon lo send'an American army l( Kuropo and Iho transfer of) nava ncgovlatloiis to London, iiracUcaUy al mnjor Issnea which Irouihl Ihc visi- tors hero llnvo been settled. What rcmnlna now Is the dclirllcd working oul oT tho policies by experts. HEAVY DAMAGE Vlcloria. May .'Drew ster on Salurday evening receifcd cable from Sir nichard McTlrldu an nouuclng, owing lo SI Iticharil was forced lo resign as agenl general [or British Coinmbla-ln Lol don. The resignallon caused a goo deal ol surprise in thls'cily.; llioug il lias been a well-known fact Iha during the lasl throe nlcl artl ]ina been, able to attend. IP h office only aL irregular .intervals.' Ixindon, May rtch A filer, nssasalrv of Conul Stuerg'kh, Auslrlftn premier, has been senIencert lo death Tor nlurder, according to a dtspalclt from Vienna. MARKETS Spct wheat Local track whtat........... October wheat trick oatt October May' flix 278 2S4 66 308 WEATHE8 High Low 53 41 Local. ihoweri, t. Pinlr Minn., Slay loss ;n (lie woods of northern ?lfnncsota llrcady Uio thousands inay np- proach nilllloiis of dollars, according (o W. T. "lalo forester, who rc- lllrlieil from Iho norlh lod.iy. Sol- Llcrs and Ihclr families In some In- aliMvccs Vcre rescnoil only fhroiigh heroic ertorla. Oyeler '.Hay Colonel Theodore Roosernll has an nounced Ihflt ill men who vol-. unleeied lo servo with him norlcr, iho Mulled States flag hdvc been: absbWcd all vlth ,lho movement. nfanliy Having Quiet Casualties Are Light Canadian Headquarters in ay 21. (By Canadian overseas cor- Durlug the nast two'. ivs thero have been no Infantry ae- ons on the Canadian front except. Ifling affairs between patrols. Tho eueuiy's artillery has been cllvo again. His observBtfon ell back from the (ronl, are Laving i hard time of it and British aviators len destroy Lhem, AnoLher means. imttinj them out ot business has i ceo. tried with success, -z. long j un vy-aa trained ou a balloon -yesier-1 v and' its observers were forced to cscend liastjly in parachutes. A'large" ffre was seen In Lens early.-.. ilSLBiorniQE. Our guns. were. shelling; ic enemy's' poslllons throughout, yes-- jrday the. night, bul (he I in of Iho.'ffro.fs of ciiuhia notj Down. Us outbreak was followed by.; yrotcchnic display of rockets' from arioua parts of the German front in vicinily of Lens. The rockets lit] p the sky and in 'a very' few minutes' he enemy guns put up a barrage alons colors in front. An- alLack was pparently cipectedl Britisk' guns' Jie. north of us Joined In reply -to the bombardment .which continued for omc lime and sounded like that prc--> cding an important battle. It 'died own in the vicinity ot Lens nut con-- inued to Lho north. People at Jiom'a will lean with ileasure that Ibe daily average of asnalliea In. the Canadian corps has ecn much lower recently' than at- any i inie since (he batUa of VJray Ridge, holding tbc llne-thft men are aving a quiet tlmft, at least. n'y com-' parlson vrlln their great exertions Im- mediately before and after Iha alticlti on the ridge. Meanwhile our arUllerr steadily, works away at the task ot; destroying the enemy sun position j and dcfcnso lines. Though rain has been falling mo or less since Saturday KiorhlcE, I prcclpilation has not been lieaiy. to rtslc ihls month, IM rainfall has .4C Inches, all ot. which. lias fallen since last Tuesday. It Is still raining lodny (hrouehout tho whole, of South- ern Albcrln and seeding operations have been suspended. Little seeding remains to he done In most districts. CMS tlax ticlng Iho.only, srafns which rue not now entirely seeded. The present raliis and cloudy wea- ther are Bald by llic farmers lo be the very best kind of conditions for the present lime. The grain has been. Growing rapidly and II lake better root ami stool oul, making for a bellcr crop. Tho outlook la consid- ered every bit as bright as list year. London Paptr Says 'It Means Much For Fnture Civilization ,fi London, May Morning' papers toilay tealuro.Uie approaching: dispatch. of General Pershlnr wltli a division of American Lroopi lo i giving Ihe nows proralnent In. Lheir columns. The Pally Telegraph, In an editorial says: "11 la evident; that tho American people are rallying round Iho iircsident in a manner lo an extent which Is lull of hono lor; he future of clvllizallqn. The mans will soon have cause (o marvel i at Ihc slupldily of 'their nilcfs, manager of SI. Boniface ono ol Winnipeg's most widely known f men, dropped dead at the agricultural' morning' Jl 10 o'clock. i PURCHASING Ottawa. Jlay W. J. Melt has arrived to asslit the British remount contmlssloik In purchasing a large artll Icry horses for Ihc was formerly connected-.witK.the-.Cli.Ti adlan horso pnrchaslns commission but ol lato he hna had charge ot Call i' ing the mailer on Ibe l plane." DROPS DEAD Winnipeg', May Rowland Dixon, anl, ARTILLERY RECRUIT.! ARE A rlrafl ot ihe 7ilh Canadian Flbld Artillery will be letvlns In ft diyt for the easf. Intending recruits (or (hi? popnlurVjmll-ibdttld make eaTly -1 Krcd Vf. Downer lorla >lanSlona OlMcc 4 i I :i ;