Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
vou.'jm x. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY NUMBER 138 NORWAY AND SWEDEN ARE NOW ON VERGE OF WAR WITH GERMANY Deserters Ilm-slily With Soldiers Ex- horlert to War on the Jlim.s. Arc ItoiiKCil (her, Inlunniin' Submarine Warfare Against Nciitrnl Vessels Promised Immunity. London, May Indicates that Norway and Swe- den will be forced to Join civiliza- tion In the war against Germany. Sweden's people are Indignant be- cause of Ihe linking cf Swedish B team era carrying grain, Evyrn Stockholm pro-German news' papers denounce Germany, point- ing out that such outrages gravely menace the national life 6f Scan- dinavian eoirntrlei- Norway It even angrier, became after the sinking of four Norwegian ships In areas supposedly safe, the German lorelgn office, being ques- tioned, curtly replied thai ,lt did not know what happened lo the crevvg, which have not been heard From. Germany Is believed to be prepared to provoke the Scandina- vian stales Into vvar, and some cuspect that Germany wishes to Invade Denmark, with all Its 'foo_d and livestock. ithls, is holding bach from extreme ccl'un, but a conference of Danish, Sw'Tdlsh and Norwegian leaders will toon decide whether to de- part frcm the agreement made in March, 1916, that the three coun- tries would act In unity. It it rumored, Denmark, Tearing Inva- may withdraw from the agreement by the content or the others, whereupon, Norway and Sweden would be free to enter the war with Germany. CliKKK CANDIDATES Pctrosracl. via Lonaon. May first rongrosa of dolegntcs of ofTJccH ol Iho army and navy racl at lioad- quartore licro today. 'More than 1COO ilc.cgalcs atlendcd. General Aleileff, cdmmaiKlcr-ln-cl.fel; of llie army, atl- ilrcsslng Hie cgncresg, uliorlcd to use tholr iitmosL cfforta as soon na (hey Tojoln their regiments to Icriulnato tho Internal quurrclG In Ihc army, restore vauielicd diEclpllne nnd lo' Jn every way pudslble closcly to Ihc officers nnd KoldlcrB. ami make them "ngaln capable ot marclilns" to victory, without which, he declared, the welfaru of Russia was Impossible. Iron Hand Exhibited Petrograd, vta I.omlon. May The "Iron -threatened by M. Kcrenshy, war mtnlsier. (or i-cMor discipline In ILo army, was lirsl em- ployed last night with success when Hie soldiers surrounded a large house 'where thirty nnned-deserters had se- croletl themselves. Previously, the temporary government had never ,dnrccl lo arrest deserters, and pes- s.misls bad fredlclcil sanguinary col- lision when the Initial ailemjil was made. But Ihe thirty men surrendered lamely. Total Hun Losses are 4 Millions AI ONE III .Labor Men Keenly B 4 cause Govt. Has Ignored -Guarariicc Gf Conditions. London, total of German caiuiltTei reported Ini the official Gsrman lists io the end of April, excluding naval and col- o.ibl, IE The killed, died of wounds, died of ifcknetr, prlsonerfi, missing and Btvercly wounded amount to over nearly of whom have were killed. Canadian Official Will Have the .tp Force Marketing of Produce1. Hindenburg Planning a Campaign on Petrograd .OlUwa.-Mar Uie Mornftg -of fcod supplies whom Ihc tinadlan EOV- 'will have powers. rested with authority- to limit. Lhefatnount of food products which may -liejhept In elorage and also to compel tficncvcr, decides It ncecsEary, the distribu- tion nnd marketing ot food. Tho regulation or .fixing ol prices mny he n subsequent development. It not bo applied until a restrict- ed marketing has liecn tried out and Us effect shown -In preventing abnor- mal prices of food. Ottawa, May following of- ficial memorandum was passed this afternoon: "In connection with Die sTBtfoy of llic government, jnea- sure o[ compulsory military service, the Question as to what should be the minimum age for such uai been not (ho least difficult of solu- tion. Under Ihc system of voluntary enlistment, men have been accepted reaching their eighteenth year. Many Q youug man has oflcred himself promptly on attaining his eighteenth h'irdiday, anil in distribution of credit, too a share cannot be given lo this class of 3'ouner men." Experi- ences ot war have shown that, men 61 this age do not so vrelUjestst ttie varied and rncking hardships as .those of more mature years, Consequently "it has heeir for some time the prac- tice lo hold in England nil under' 18 ;hus In effect raising to that mini mum tile age of tho so who ta.cs actual jrdqal., There arc many who believe i would he wisdom to place a stil higher age at. which our soldiers Ehculd be called upoii lo serve.1 United States bill recently ssed, fixes the minimum ngc in thn country at 21 years. After full con- sideration of all' circumstances, am principally of the views ol those aclu nlly in charge of our troops overseas the government has conic to the con elusion thai In pulling In principle of compulsory service the heller course is to fix Ihe age; ol 20 years as the lowest at which compul- sion shall he applied.'" Ottawa, May Wat 1crs ot tic Trartea and Labor con fciess naked as to flic Jrulli of reports LliaL' bef6rc__ tlio "labor men gnthcrei In Washington'he'slated that tin workers of CnnaUn. h'sd hccu almas nl thf iiotnl of civil war liccni.se o tho lad thftt-'their ii.ipcala'as to tin guaranty ol, fondltlona had kcci Ignored, aald llic report had hcci cxaBSoralcd. flic Remarks lie made regarding civil war, ho said, were 16 llic effect that C'nnrida liad several times hecn on Hie rerge of a general strike, which would really'amount .to -civil ivar, niif) dial these, conditions resulted from dis- satisfaction with (he manner In which the Imperial rniinUtons board was act- Ing, Inasmuch as they declined lo pay any addition lo (ha demands for suitalilfi guarnhly. Tills, ho said, ivnc no exaggeration as Ihc machinists nf Uio country went so far on one oc- casion as lo say they had decided lo Elrlko v.Hliout further negotiation. JOHN KEMMIS, M.P.P. Conservative Candidate JHOMAS HAMMOND, Liberal Candidate Grout Loader IIart Come lo Direct Attack on French Was Take Over. Prisoners nnrt Gain Important Jirilish Kejmlse German Attacks. New York. May dlspalch to ho. World, frora'ihe Hritish front tn dated Mar 21, reports lhat Field Marshal Wm Hintfenburg, is shunting hts Latterec] and cxhaueled divisions on the west front to the uorthern and eastern, lultlc lines, whcVc lliei' are being reformed, pre- paratory to a drive on Pclrograd. "In lie meantime, fresh rllvJsjQus, from be Jluastan front are being sent, lo Lhq Franco-llritish the di5- patcli reports. German prisoners report llic pur- pose as two-fold- "rt'c expect llin- denhurg to try to take 1 one. least additional ilus- i territory. Ilia puriiOEC would Lc first lo scare Russia Into a separate peace and second lo use his gains as a lever against [tie allies." Saved Russia From Attack, The Hague, May German of- ficer wounded la the fighting on Vim? May Successful were made by the French laal night on, the three parts of Ibc front, Ihc war office announces. The attacks were made on the Alsne front. In Ihe region of California plateau the French captured ohservatlon point a dominating the Ailelte valley. Pro- gress was made on the northern stones of Ihe heights east of Cher- rcaux. Three lines ot German trenches eaat of Cn.cvreaui were captured dur- fup tlic nigtit. German counter at- tacks failed. Hindenburg Saw Victory On the French Front in France, Jlay 22 (From a Staff Correspondent of the Associated Hin- Kldgc and now sent lo replace an old jdenburg himself Is understood to hare I-aiKlsLuriner ID command of thajbecn a spectator of the French vic- Hindenburg guard on the Dutch fron-jlory yesterday evening on the Moron- tier, lies, the' correspondent Icarna, vllliers range, which resulted 111 .Ihe capture of several lines of German trenches and a number of important observation points. The, German commander Is fcnown lo have been iust to Lfao northward of this scctfon declared iljal Ludeuclorff had ed retiring on. the whole western line another 50 miles, bul that llic attack on, the turning point prevented Ihe manoeuvre. The Vadcrland says Ihe western attacfca prevented the Ger- mans from simply parading to Potro- grad and caprurlng tlie tlefenselcEs and disorganized Russian soldiery by the hundreds of thousands. Robert Rogers! Where, oh whore, tas Dob Rogers gone? Hon.'noberf in Cal- gary yesterday-mprnlDg. lo sellle tie coal filrike-'and'tbc-nifiicrs-Jiad lUeir" coramiUec all ready- io'rrecelve him. Hr failed Jo arrive. Calgariaps were rurc that he arrive I his morniug. Ilul he failed to do EO. This afternoon tlie Herald received i frantic call from Calgary neirsDuu- er circles enquiring whether the lost minister was In this city. search failed to locale bim. Tbero.is, another report thai hVd'd not leava. OUriTra .Monday and so, oT not reach unlil tonight.' If he falls, to lurn up tomorrow, search parlies will be sent guL Ottawa, May C.'J.1 Doli- crty lias given n illl lo amend the temperance ;legEElalIon of last seflfjfdn. year's'hill provid- ed that anyone shipping, liquor in conlravpntlon' of Ihc provinctfll law Into the province could lie nrosiicut- ed either In Ihe province from ivhlcli liquor was scul or In the ,'proviucc to wblcli it was' shipped. The senate, nmendnd Iho bill-so as lo action against, the shipper to the' nlact! from which shipment was" made. The minister, by amendment of'VMch lie has given proposes to restore last year's hill to tho form In'which It passed HID. commons. Provision wlll.alao be made, that In the'event o( seizure of liquor H irtHy be held by Ihc government thereby- preventing Ita dlsapitparajicc n.i .frequently'linii- pcus in existing procedure.' Copenhagen, via Mny 2J. Dcrlln Is now feeling the ]jotalo shorL- nge. Residents of Ike capital have been warned lhat H ;mny he jmpos- slble Lo supply five pounds lotly this week, nut those who arc nnaltlo lo obtain the full ration, will be filrcn cakes. Is short and i[ Passports Now to go to the U.S. Uiiwa, May lhat con- scription is hi progress, It will not tic an easy maltcr for Canadians of military age to leave the country to id service. orclor nas Lcyi passed prohibiting cmisralion or Mils class by special pDrmlL ol eovernniont. will be issued In "such cases. Steps have been (afccn for..'co-operative actian whereby would-hc (leserlers from Canada ivlll be1 prevented from lo tJie'Slnles and those of the States from coming to Cnnadn. The supply of pork be sold only nn Thursdny. Another says that a reduction In the present meal rations aflcr August 15 Is being con- sidered. In -view of the food -short- age, Prof. Wcldncr, the agricultural expert at Passan, Davnrla, advises llio, fo fallow Ihe example of and eat grass. lie Informs them thai red clover ami lu- cerne (alfalfa) both may bo used- for making of taaly qi sumption, for human con xt- EXPEErfifllff.il' of the front on Sunday. Ills presence Is supposod lo hare been, connected li Ihe attack on Ihc French Unas' Germans intended to deliver Tuesday morning, Tlio French forestalled them, and alier demolishing German machine EUH ncsls and other defences, wllh arllllery, launched an' assault, which was so brilliantly successful' thai more than Germans were captured. At the same time tho French obtained elbow room beyond the rJdge for future operalfons. Bombard British Position London, May night the enemy again heavily bombarded OUTV positions on the HEndenhurg line near Hullccourt. Fare today's official state- ment. "Our arlillerj- replied .Tlgor- ouelyx No hostile attack developed. We made a successful raid early to- day southeast of Gavrelle. A number of Germans wore tilled -without any casualties among oar Iroopg. We cap- tured a few priEoners' daring Ihe night as a result of patrol encounters north of Armentterca." NO PAPER A Tomorrow, Thursday, being Victoria Day, and a public lioli- day, there will be no Issue of The Herald. War nevrs will to bullclined.' ff 10 BE SEILED. For Second Time Takes. First School. Chorus .Third Place. Bui Details of Action Not Yet Meets To Go On. Premier Ribot Clears Almo- sphere Instils Cheer i Into People's Hearts. _ VVaihlhgton, that draft Increment of.half a million men Tor the army will not be In training 'quarten before 1 October. Ifi'evpreffvd ai a remit abeuj obtaining term" 'or men. Canvaa cannot be obtained for tents, ie wovden ihedi are lo be built. I Premier Slfton reached Maclcod fills '..afternoon, lllg'n nivor last nlehl, and will fid- rlrcss Ihc electors .tiicro ihln ovcnlng In support of. the Liberal candidate, Robert'Ckcld.ng. Thn premier proceed lo PlncliBT In.tno mor'n; ing where ,ho vlll speak on Victoria Jlsy In. Iho H. li, Illllocha vena nominated hy this CAnairyairTCB of'North' Calgary W-everting, Mo, cbnlcnt 'Iho riding aJnil Ion. C. R, Mitchell Disposes of Foolish Opposition Charges in' a Great Speech at Cardston (By a Staff Reporter.) jSUlon JJay 23. Tlierc. never Itn been any doubt about llio rc-ilcciion of .Martin WooIMn tlio CtrdElon cpn- slitiiency since tbc day ol Ills nomin- ation. Tliero Isn't tbc nWdow or n doubt odor llio Liberal muss meeting held In the court house lau nlflil, wlicn .Mr. U'oolf und.Hoii C.'R.' Mil- chill, provincial (rtXsnrcr addressed n packed house. Tho was unlrjuo In the number 6( .woinen vot- ers present to hear 'tho of llic day discussed, and ihovrcd Ihelr apprecladon of lhe_ way ]n which various nuettlOns wfcre hand. led by frwiueni ontburals 01 applause. Atiircred OppinltloH. tlio (calurc ot the TVUS the capable manner fn vrhfch Mr. MUchcll dealt with llio Insinuations .befng 'bandied Qtout the prOTlncq by oppoilllon upcBkcr.q rolnllvs ID 'Hie railway 'iiiliorlzed by. (Ko 1 Covernracnt. Conservative linvo licen nulck lo c'nmUlo Ilie rampnlgn of ImiciKld laiinchotl'hy Leader .Vlchencr of the opposilion (n his "manifesto11! lo llic effect "dial Premier Rinon and Ills Kovcrnmcnl have "Eolrt out lo railway promoters, who, they declare, n're iviulnE (at on the -enormous guarantees provided by llio orovlnce. Mr. Mitchell In nioal cnipliallc stylf dealt with Uits phase of Ihe opposition cnrnpalgn. nailing One mlsroprescnlallon., nflcr another In a manner lo conrlnco any afldlcnco Hint whal Ihe sovcrnraenl lias done to encourage .railway build- Ing for tho developrnenl ol the prov- ince has been fair and nborp Vxlard In jvery detail, and that Ihcre Is both' Ing In any- rallivay gunrantec' tran- eadfoii on willed -tfo fullesl day may not be thrown without llic Illboi's tretore Ihc chamber o[ depil- llcs- ycstcrrtay has cleared Ihe murky pojltkal atmosphere anil calmed and reassured pubHc opinion. The Im- mediate effect of lili sneccli has been the demonstration of confidence hi Ihc government by (lie country, tias been lacking for somo time past. The premier's thai Ihe public had a right In klio'r and ehould knou- f.vcrythtng HIM coukl salcly be communlealcd. has given R wtde- sprend fiallsfnctlon. Ills lucid Oltawa, Jlay it Is pretty ge'nDrnlly understood that Ihc govern- ment lias abiul decided to introduce a bill In parliament prohibiting race (rack meetings nnlll afler tho war, ,drlalls of tb5 proposal. It is slnled. havo not been workcfi out. Spring uieels for which all arrangements have been made, not be Inter- fered with, bul whether or not legis- lation will interfere wllh the fixtures arranged for the cai-ly midsummer is not When Hon. C. J. Doherly was cues- loucil in regard'to the matter lliis morning, he safil: "The whole llilns s In the moiling pot. Legislation may or may not bo Introduced. At any rate, delalls siich as ivlien Iho aw will come inlo ofTect arc nol settled yel.'' ft U said to be nullc possllile that''Instead of Introducing he bill In parliament the govemracn may deal with Ihe' matter by order-In council under the provisions of th war measdres act. I.ethbridso contestants at- the pro- vincial musical festival being held at LMmonton have been prominent far in Uic successful ranks, and this speaks" very highly for local muEical talent, as Edmonton is a city which ms always been more or -less of a musical centre, and the home of rnany clever musicians. In tho intermediate choir compctf-' Ions, Knox church, Lethbridge, un- der tlic leadership, of Ernest' Layton, tas captureii first jjlace, over all o.trir ;r choirs In Ihe regaining :hc shield whlcli they won at" the Festival here last year. The mark- ings they obtained were :84 poinls. lion of. Iho situation nnd of Franco's peace alms has also been warmly welcomed. 4 BANK CLEARINGS 'Week ending (oilny Sftiifb period, 3JH.7GC Increase of Gl per cent.