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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA,. FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1917 NUMBER 139 STILL ON THE ATTITUDE OF RUSSIA THE BOYS WHO STARTED THE FIGHT o- But Harmony Prevails at Meeting With Allied Ambassadors on War Aims. ALEXIEF APPEALS TO SOLDIERS TO FIGHT I ? > > > * LET AT Captures Numerous Prizes Festival Goes to Calgary Next Year. The Lethbridge party returned this afternoon from the musical festival at Edmonton, highly pleased with the From Cleveland Plain Dealer, : : > > > > : : : ? : * < DIES IN ELECTRIC CHAIR -O Sing Sing Prison New York, May 25.-Ur. Arthur Warren Walte. dentist and adventurer, paid the death penalty in the electric chair at 11 o'clock last night for tho 'murder of his father-in-law, John F. Peck, wealthy druggist of Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 12, 191G. SUBMARINE WAR PROVES ANOTHER MISCALCULATION OF THE GERMANS Now Within Ten Miles of Coveted Trieste-Nine Thousand Prisoners Are Taken. FRENCH AND BRITISH CONTINUE SUCCESSES ',�*,,,"' ", i,,, ..ttiiTiiied U'io Inst three weeks than in any cor Xd AUSS wUhU h'e en^ruunmeli Responding period of the war Ship London, May 25. - "Successes against the submarines have resulted in a distinct improvement in our food situation," said Premier Lloyd George today In the house of commons. The premier said more effective blows had been dealt the submarines during cor- Huge Demonstration in Montreal-Leaders Appeal to Rioters to Save Property. Montreal, May 25.-Demonstrations of a scale not-Witnessed in this city for many years occurred in tho streets of Montreal yesterday, all in opposition to'conscription, A dozen processions of men, mostly young men, were In progress at the same time, occas- FarriK ionally becoming tangled up with each,80"' Jlrs- c- Farrls and finally converging at an given them by the people of the northern city. The festival next year is to be held in Calgary, for the first time. The musicians of that city are entering enthusiastically into the scheme, and hope to make it a success. The festival will likely come to Lethbridge again in l�li). Altogether the Lethbridge contestants have done well. The prizes taken are as follows: Intermediate choirs, Knox first, Wesley third. Junior Piano, Miss Glanville first, Miss Elton third, Junior -Violin, Geoffrey Wadding-ton first. Mezzo-Soprano, Miss Bessie Hazell, first. Contralto, Miss Alice Slmm, first. � School chorus, Fleetwood, third. Bass Solo--E. G. Hazell, second, j Ladles' Quartette-Wesley, second, i Stutchbury cup-Mrs. Johnson, second. Extra Medals for Highest Marks- Miss Hazell and Miss Slmm. The list of competitors from Lethbridge, were as follows: Knox church choir, Wesley church choir, Wesley church ladios chorus, the Misses L. and A. Bawden and Messrs. I. R. Wellington and R. T. Brymner, quartette; Tho Knox quartette, the Wesley church mixed quartette, the Wesley church male quartette, Knox ladies trio, Mrs. Layton and Miss Slmm (duet), H. G. Kilner and Geo. R. Sumner (duet), Miss Lorena Patterson. Miss Edith M. Washbrook, Mrs. Stella L. Layton, Miss Ivy Dawson, Miss Bessie Hazell, Miss Alice Simm, Mr. George R. Sumner, Mr. G. E. Fleming, Mr. H. G. Kilner, Mr. R. T. Brymner, Mr. I. Speck, Miss Janet Mcllvena, Miss Vora Glanville, Miss Dagmar Sandqulst,' Miss Viva EOton, Miss Eiianne Dubord, Mr. Geoffrey Waddington, Fleetwood school (Miss Ethel Waterman), Mrs. H. H. John- ping Josses for May, the premier said, probably would show a reduction from April ilgures. In speaking of the suc- cess of the anti-submarine methods, he said: "We owe a very considerable debt of gratitude to the great American people for the effective assistance they have rendered and the craft they have placed at our disposal. Now that the American nation Is in the war it Is easier to make arrangements for the protection of our mercantile marine than it was before." Lloyd George asserted that there was no danger to the country from starvation, but that, utmost economy of food stuffs was still essential. "The submarine menace need cause no fear that the war is going to be lost for that reason." If it is true that the Germans are depending mainly upon the submarine warfare for success, I am able to say they are doomed to disappointment. Lloyd George continued, "German submarine warfare is destined to be the greatest miscalculation in the whole series of miscalculated of that sated empire." W. A. Buchanan and Michael Clark May Be Members of Reorganized Government. IRISH CONVENTION London, May 25.-On presentation of a motion today for adjournment of the house of commons for Whitsuntide recess, Premier Lloyd George said he was not In a position to give a definite reply as to the composition of the convention which is to attempt a settlement of the Irish question, but that it might be assumed the house and government had lost no time in getting into touch with the various parties, with a view to procuring the basis of representation which would carry out the scheme ouU lined by the government. Permission is Needed to Cross Line other, open air meeting at the corner of Logan and Champlain streets. Tho meeting was organized by two Liberal clubs-the Lotellierr of which O. Pel-letfer, Is president, and the Garneau-Tascherau club, of which Alderman Lamarro is president. The two club chiefs acted as joint chairmen. Mayor Medorlo Martin, M.P., was one of the speakers. Ho deprecated the smashing of windows In La Prosse ol'fico and tho offico of La Patrlo lust night. Ho said: "I ask you, in the name of Laurier, that you be, nob violent; that you do not attack property. I ask, you, as a favor, not to do anything of violence." | Napoleon Seguln, M.L.A., for St. Mary's, in whose constituency tho mooting was held, said: "I havo too much confidence in my electors to think that they will commit injustices, and I ask them to be peaceable and not to make any demonstrations after this meeting. After the meeting, each of you go home, and wait for Sir Wilfrid Laurlor. In tho course of a few days you will see that Laurier is for you." Newspaper Defiant Montreal, May 25.-La Patrle has published a statement in deflaneo of those who, following tho anti-conscription meeting in La .Fontaine park on Wednesday night, raided the plant of the French-Canadian dally and smashed all windows. "Young fools," and "cads," aro terms applied to tho rioters; and It is declared that the pollco will be.held responsible for the outburst and the city be made to pay for broken windows. La Patrlo announces that tho, happening will not cause it to change its policy on conscription, "For what La Fntrie pub-HbIios it considers to be in the best Interests of French-Canadians all ovor tho country." ! MONTREAL CLEARINGS. U. S. TO BUY 74,400 AUTO TRUCKS Chicago, May 23.-Bids will be opened hero June 8 by the quartermaster's department, United States army, for 7-1,000 automobile trucks and 10,000 motorcycles. Dolivery is to be at the call of army officials during 1918. No males between the ages of 18 and 45 must leave Canada for the United State*-without written permission from the immigration inspector. These are the instructions which have just been issued by the Ottawa government and forwarded to all ticket agents in the country. The instructions were received at the C. P. R. ticket offices here today. GUNNER HOE T REAT SUCCESS In a wire to Commissioner Freeman, Mayor Hardie states that the win-the-war convention has been a very great success so far, and that it is likely to be successful in every detail of its effort. Tho mayor also states that he will meet Jesse Roberts of the Roberts Filter Co. in Buffalo on Monday, when they will discuBs matters pertaining to tho filtration plant which the mayor, hopes to havo rushed to completion this year. WINNIPEG CLEARINGS Winnipeg, May 23.-Bank clearings for the week ending today were $51,-775,210 and for the corresponding week last year $35,808,067, and in 1915 $16,568,110. FOR DEMOCRACY Amsterdam, via London, May 25.-A Budapest dispatch says that the emperor has summoned Counts Appony and AndrassayMo an audience. Hun garian newspapers declare that the resignation of the Tisza cabinet means victory for modern democratic ideas, ideas which Count Tisza did not take sufficiently into account. Mrs. George Mclndoe, 1422 3rd Ave. S., yesterday received word that Gunner David C. Mclndoe had beeri wounded in the fighting on the westj-ern front on May 11. Gunner Mclndoe went from Lethbridge with Lethbridge's first battery. The extent of the wounds is not mentioned in the message received by Mrs. Mclndoe. 78TH BATTERY HAS Calgary, May 25.-Rather sore from the finishing up exercises that they have undergone during tho past few days at Sarcee camp, but In good spirits, the 7Sth Battery -of Lethbridge, last night. joined the 68th battery from' Vancouver and other batteries from Western Canada and left for an unknown destination on the evening train at 10 o'clock. There was quite a gathering at the railroad station to watch the khaki-clad men make their getaway. Capt. Fisher was in command of the 78th Battery./ Premier Sifton Effectively Answers "Alien Vote" Cry, At Macleod and Pincher Montreal, Mnv 23-Bank cloarlngs week ending today $73,770,097, yoar ��0 $63,689,115 (By a Staff Reporter.) Maoleod, May 24.-That Premier Sifton in hiB campaign throughout tho south is leaving no doubt in the minds of the electors of his stand ou the sentimental alien enemy vote "Issue" raised by the opposition speakers and the opposition press in their hopeless effort to confuse the minds of the people of the province, was amply evident In a fighting spooch delivered by him here In sup: port of the Macleod Liberal condidate, Mr. Georgo Skoldlng in the town hall laBt night, .Premier Sifton castigated as only he can the malicious attempts being made by the Conservatives to draw a herring across the trail and inject into the campaign an issue which Is no Ibsuo b.ut a frantic attempt to provide an occasion for waving the flag to prove to the peo-plo that "we, the Conservatives, aro more loyal than the Liberals, and If tho Emplro is to/be saved from destruction and {he'war won, Mr; Mioh-ener and his cohorts must bo placed in power In the province of Alberta in place of tho Sifton administration." Pokin, May 25.-President Li Yuan Hung has issued a mandate dismissing Premier Tuan Chi Jiu from office and naming Dr. Wu Ting Fang, former ambassador to the United States, as active premier and empowering him to form a new cabinet. This action probably will end tho deadlock in parliament and make pos sible a declaration of war by China against Germany. Not Attacking Legislation. "Tho opposition is not attacking our legislation as they did In 1913. They havo given up attacking our railway policy since the report of tho Dominion Government special railway commission made its report a ' few days ago. They are," declared the premier, "reduced to tho extremity of forsaking the campaign they had intended to pursue throughout the province to make ro*m for a campaign of sentimental nonsense, vituperation and abuse which is all that-is now left to them." Alien Enemy Vote. < . ,,. Dealing with the alien enemy vote "issue" the premier in his concluding words declared that tho opposition was endeavoring to make this election an "Empire issue" by injecting the question as to whethor British subjects of alien enemy birth should bo accorded the right which 1b now theirs undor tho laws of the country. They say that these men, now'Tlrlt-iah subjects, who havo been invited to come here by tho Dominion gov- Liberal Rallies Next Week Winnipeg, May 24.-The Ottawa Correspondent of the Manitoba Free Press, commenting tonight on the political situation at the capital following tho government's conscription announcement, says, in part: "The moBt public of the significant features of the situation are the comments of tile government press, intimating that an attempt at coalition may bo made. Conservative papers which have hitherto scouted the idea of party co-operation and co-ordination are today suggesting some form of union or joint action by the two parties as the most effective way out. The Ottawa Journal-Press, whose editor is very close to the premier, while disclaiming any official prompting, to day goes so far as to say "There is some talk of the government inviting three or four of the patriotic Liberals to enter the administration as a sort-of coalition.' It goes even-*-further, and adds: In this connecUdrt the names of Dr. Michael Clark, A. K MacLean, Hugh Guthrie, W. A. Buchanan, and Fred Pardee are men tionetl.' The comment, however, is based upon the possibility of what the Journal-Press describes as 'the event of Laurier surrendering to the Quebec anti-conscriptionisA/ and in Liberal circles there is no thought that the Liberals mentioned, or any others, would enter a coalition except upon the expressed desire of their own distinguished and honored leader and with the patriotic purpose of saving the situation. Certain elements must be banished from the government party before coalition would be possible." Sir Wilfrid Denies It. Ottawa, May 24. - Sir Wilfrid Laurier, leader of the Liberal party, has authorized the emphatic denial of the reported statement of Mr. Tancred Marcil in Montreal, at an anti-conscription meeting that he had received a letter from Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in which the latter had stated he proposed to oppose conscription and the extension of the life of parliament. No such communication was ever written or sent. Sir Wilfrid haB authorized Senator David to Issue thiB statement. Rome, May 25, via London,--Italian troops engaged In the offensive movement south of Gor-Izio, have captured fortified heights north of Jamlano, the war office announced today. Italian positions have been extended still further, the announcement adds. South of Jam-iano to the sea, the Italians alto gained ground, driving forward south of Jamlano-Breatovizza road. The battle Is still raging from the sea as far north as Plava, Italians yesterday and th� '' day before took a total of 10,245 prisoners and much war material* Nearing Trieste, London, May 25.-On a front of nearly 10 miles in Carso plateau the. Italian troops have smashed the Austrian line hard, and havo taken var-' ious positions, from the town of' Castagnavizza to the head of the gulf of Trieste. In their renewal of their offensive the Italians received valuable aid from some of the nine British batteries which have hauled their big guns down to the Isonzo front to help' in the efforts aimed at the conquest of Trieste, Austria's big seaport on the Adriatic. Not alone were the Italians successful in capturing numerous points of vantage, but more than 9,000 Austrian prisoners, including officers in excess ot 300, were taken. Austrian Claimt. London, May 25.-The official statement issued by the Austrian war office on Thursday admits Italian successes oti the Carso plateau, but claims that the Austrians inflicted severe repulses upon their assailants' elsewhere. Repulse German Attack*. Xondon, May 25^7-"Durlng the night local hostile attacks against one of our posts in the Hlndenburg line southwest of FjDntkine ILeCroisiUes < . #asxdrlven off," says today's war.of-, flee report. "German raiding party . north east ot Arleaux also was re-. pulsed with heavy loss. We had no casualties." French Success. Paris, May 25.-Part of Chevreux wood on the Alsne front wa3 captured last night by the French, the war / office announces. The Gorman shelters were found to have been demol-ished by French artillery and to be,' filled with dead. RUSSIANS REPULSE GERMANS Ptitrograd, May 2?, via London.- The repulse of a German raiding party before the Russian lines in tho region of Krevq, southeast of Vilna, is announced in today's war office report. SEND DUTCH SHIPS FOR GRAIN The Hague, via London, May 23.- The minister of agriculture has , requisitioned under the shipping law 22 Dutch vessels, which will proceed to the United States by way of Halifax, in ballast, to bring back 100,000 tons of grain. Coal Strike Not "Settled" By any Means as Yet, and Situation as Chaotic as Ever (Continued on Paoe C) Hon. Duncan Marshall, minister of agriculture, has a series of meetings in the south next week, as follows: Milky River, Monday evening. Raymond, Tuesday afternoon. Magrath, Tuesday night. Granum, Wednesday night. Stavely, Thursday night. Hon. Chas. Stewart, minister of public works, will speak at Macleod Monday night and at Pincher Creek Tuesday night. MARKETS Spot wheat ................ 255 Local track wheat ........ 230 , October Wheat ............ 197 Local track oats-............ 59% October oats...............57'/2 T-- �� ' ' -- " WEATHER High......................... �7 Low .......................... 43 Forecast-Fair and cooler, So far as the Herald can learn today, no one of the most interested parties knows anything about the terms of tho Bottlemont of tho strike of tho 6000 striking coal miners in District No. IS, although it was announced, in Ottawa on Wednesday by Hon. T. W. Crothers that tlie strike would be settled within 48 hours. The 48 hours are passed, but tho settlement does not seem to be In sight. It is generally accepted throughout the country that the statement of Hon, Mr. Crothers that the strike settlement had been practically effected is correct, and farmers and others dependent on the coal supply are banking on the statement. They will be greatly disappointed if it is not so. Farmers havo been assured by the government from time to time that tho strike' would be settled. Thoy havo believed these reports with tho result that they have not made the effort they might otherwise have mado to secure a supply. They now find themselves with very little for domestic purposes and none at all for their steam plowing rigs. Peter Lund of Lethbridge and B. K. Bullock of Tabor aro tho only coal dealers who are advertising coal for steam plowing outfits and they have only a limited omouiit left. Hon. Robert Rogers, who was to have arrived in Alberta Wednesday to settle the strike, has now been found never to have left Ottawa. Negotiations for a settlement have been carried on through President White of the U. M. W. of A. at Indianapolis. Nothing New in Calgary, Calgary, May 25.-There is absolutely nothing new in the coal- mining strike situation, according to officials of- both the operators/ and union this morning. A. J. Carter, seoretary of District 18, says no word has been received from Ottawa as to the'lutein lions of tho government. The' opera tors have uo word either. *  .1 TWOTORPEDOES Officers and Men Lost-Nurses on Board--Heroism 5 Displayed, London, May 24,- The British transport Transylvania, was torpedoed on May 4 with the loss of 413 persons. Was Struck Twice. London. May 25.-Survivors of the torpedoed transport Traneylvanla, who are now in England, say that . the vessel was struck by the first torpedo at 10 o'clock in the morning. The ship was greatly damaged, but the engines were uninjured and the' captain tried to reach shore, several miles distant, in tho hope of beaching the vessel. A quarter of an hour later a second torpedo hit the engine room and the ship was brought to a, standstill and began to settle. The first torpedo is believed to have killed a large number of men, while the second caused tho death of most of those in tho engine room and stake hold, wrecked the machinery, put out the electric lights and tore away a large part of the side of tho vessel. It also struck a loaded boat, blowing it to pieces. All boats were rapidly lowered, the nurses aboard embarking first. Sold- ; iers who were llnod up on deck, shouted jocular farewells and sang Tipperary"' and other soldier's songs. . Destroyers raced to the res- ; cue and worked energetically until crowded to capacity with survivors, many of whom were injured. Accounts of the rescue work differ. Some say all who survived'the explosion were-saved and another ac- �. count claims that owing to a* lumpy sea and the dangerous position of the steamer,-a party of about 150 soldiers could not' 'be rescued. All accounts indicate that the great bulk of casualties was due to the explosion of torpedoes and that none of tho nurses were lost. The ship sank 50 minutes after tho second tor- ; pedo struck her uiid the survivors ,t were landed at a port, where thoy j were given a groat recoptlon. "�'~"',,J\ 7965 73 563?0955 05 ;