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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME LKTIUSHIIKiK. iiUU'WiVAIpNIMY, XOVEMBKR 5, 1917 N'UMHKH 27D: GERMANS EVACUATE CHEMIN DES ELECTORS Jf Relumed to I'ower, Will Not Enforce, Conscription Until "Referendum WILL GIVE SOME TAHIFK REFORMS v PATRICIAS DID IT Montreal, Nov. Ddvlces announced today that MeetcLeele, la Flanders, which was captured last week, was taken by the Princess 1'at- trlclas Canadian Lleht Infan- Irv. V IEUION DRIVE Ottawa, Out., Oct. Sir Wilfrid J.iuricr h_s Issued bis manifesto In a document ndclresseil Io the Canadian people. The opposition leader de- clares his policy and his -Im oil all iniporlnnt (luesllonal parlldji, -i lion in the ivar. Sir Rome, N'ov. Germans have crossed tbe TaBlIauienlo river the war office announces. The Auslro- pressure against tlio Ilalfea northern wine lias been Intensified. 6000 Prisoners Eerljn, Nov. Auslro-Corman rr. jps have crossed lhe nilddlo'Tag- 'oOiento river In northeastern Italy the East Koolenay Branch Labor Parly Names Him to Hun in Coming Elections ARE OPPOSED TO CONSCRIPTION ACT is thai il cmiscriiils luiman life oulyjisiid Lave taken COCO prisoners, nnd thai It does nol attempt Io con- 1 reports. They' are adv. Ecrlpt wealth, resources, or the ser-, vices of any persons other linn those llic who come ivlthln tho age limit lire- Ecrlbed bv Iho military service act. Venicf. Th tfi cure the tnllesl measure of support' and arllsllc buildings and to our heroic soldiers al tho fron.t and! threats made to carry ofl lo enable'Canada (o continue lo the j ever? art ifeasure. The leading cltl- very end to do lier parl to nin Ilieizens of Venice mcl loday and volbd TO tills Sir Wll'rlil a'liim "AcI that they never would descrl the clly in an hour when lhe Venetian plains (Special to tlie Herald) Fernle, Nov. adjourned iMelinc; ot the convention which sat two weeks ago In Fer'nie for the pur pose ot organizing llie J'asl Kof-tepay branch of the independent Labor p.irly of British Columbia, met again today :vilh rejirescntniivori irom Mi- chel, Kernlo, Klmbcrly, and Cranbrook The name ol Thomas Biggs, prcsi dont ot district IS, U, 11. W ot A., be Ing the only one placed in nurolna- Courage Is High' tlon for candidate, lie wns declared Nov. Is (Hie unanimous choice of (tic convcn 'he firsl'iluty o! :i La'urler admlnls still high and life Is normal, hoOrHli- lion. ration would be "to (1ml the men, [standing the atlenlp'ts the 'Austrlans I plnlforu) of the Independent Honey and resources necessary to en- already have, made I o destroy bistorJc parly was ndojttc.l as follows: to the present military service my policy will to proceed fur- Ihcr under Its urovisbns until the people have sn opportunity to pro- nouncc upon U by way of a dum. 1 pledged myself to submit th; act to the people and with my follow- ers to.carry put the wishes of ihe ma- jority of .the nation as thus ed.'.' A remedy for an economic sit- iiallon "which Is admittedly Sir Wilfrid promises: "Tarlll referen- control of food supplies arid jivlcc. Stop 16 profileerlnE. The iwo In.- made, ilnce the of "the War would bo re- mOTed.. -Tlttae'Ste: Soren half .per; eenVof ail' com'inodllles' cpra- Ing Irilb outside Great Urltnin anil llvey percent on Eoods coming from Great Dritaln. also should Immediately remove the ijulles on agricultural Implements And other tsscntlolJ of "ihe western farmers." High Cost of Living In wllb. the high ccsl-ol !iTjiiB''he" would "take drastic steps to brine under government control rll food .production factories, so lhal. food may.'be folil a? a Sl-Cu'orlce "un- the control of the government. 1" salisfactorv1 arranboinents' could not "no made with tbo food production fac- Sir -Wilfrid declares, "he would not 'bosllato Io commandeer. Tho manifesto proceeds: "One of Ihe! most Important contributions toward winning Io piil a atop to war sli'ppttos'for the benefit of Us parllann followcrg. "A first duty of my admlnlslrallon would be to assure the counlry which pays for war supplies Ihe excess of prorlls being realised by proriteers." If nec- essary. Sir Wilfrid continues, he would nol hesitate to take conlrol ot factories engaged In lab supply of war materials'. Suitable government ihcps nlbo. Sir Wilfrid believes should ha lurned Io' Iho production of war materials at.cost prices. The Manltelto. The manltcslo follows: "A consul- tation of (he people at short and reg- ular periods right of a free lieoplc. The constitution provides for accordingly a'general election every five years. U Is undeniable that there bus, Misled a strong dcslra In were being Invaded. A message of confidence was sent (o Ihe Italian commander. MontfcaV, Gazette eaya.it ji' undjrrto'od that P. J. Canadian Fairbanks, It to: have the' Kew York end ot .the new business In connection '.'WHb "ahell erderi which Canad'an' 'manufacturers expect to" receive Trim the Unit- ed StateV to the amount of about Recent negotiations 'which have taken, tif Jowph Flavelle, chairman :'of the Imperial munition! board.andecme leading .manufacturers.lo-Washington, are to havs .been concluded, end. ;an> -official nouneeme'nt may. be expected from Ottawa toor.r If Washington Came Back By Hector Charlesworlh If George canio back to earth, (bat which would aslonlsh blm most, opart from tbe revolution In military methods, would be the flexible system of War Finance. einbodlcO lu Ihe U. S. Liberty Loan and Canada's "Victory Loan." M we had oloy thought ow that, the Revolution ivtHiM havo been over In half the would ejaculate. Many a time dlj Washington despair because Congress had no financial organization lo bacU him. Mutinies wore ccnslant among fcfs un- paid and poorly supplied troops, and ouly hla [nnuence averted disaster. In rebellion against Drltlsh Uialloa refused on principle) to provMe the money to ensure victory. Many patriots who gave their all io aid the cause were never ropalJ. TIic pay certificates of many officers were uever honored. The status ot continental currency Is (minor Halted iu ihe phrase, "Not worth a Continental" All for.Uck Q[ a workable system of War Finance. The point to remember Is thai the Revolutionary dragged on ID- Icrmlnab'y and recnvcij" was long delayed, because Uie modern eysttai vl democratic -AVar Leans had nol been devised. There was no attempt to co-ordinate the ft mud a I resources of toe people with their military power. Loan" represents inlelllgc-Di War Finance in Ita hlgbcst devetppnient. It tnab'es everyone to co-operate In shortenlog the war ami in conBervIng (he nallon's prosperity. H secures to the Investor a fust and'profilable rcluru. Jl Js Eanc, equitable and patriotic. Tbc rejieal ot the cousri-iption law; proportionate 'represcnUtio i In. par licincnt; amendment to the franchise; a six-hour day for all inside labor; nn eight hour clay for all outride tabor; equal pay for women when perform ins work previously done by men; referendum. Initiative an-1 recall; al matters embracing collective tcndcncj to co-operative principles and muni clpallly; a collective ami .distributing agency for farming products between producer and consumer; advanced al lowanccs Tor disabled soldiers, accord to disability; p.dvanced allowances Tor dependents; equal pensions gardless of rank, Arrangements are made''to bavo assistance Iii I he speaking line from'' outside lion3 pbmL to an u-JttvQ I support ot Mr. Biggs in the coming'! campaign.' .The meet agaliy Cranbrook next Sunday to ratify action taken here today. Dr. Beimel) May Hun Thp, Conservatives and. Liberals of Iho district have arranged to hold con- ventions In Crfcnbropk on the 14ln, when it will be decided whclher t wih- Ihe-war candidate will be jointly rioni- Inaleri or not. Indications point to the nomination of Dr. Bonn ell, an ac- tive Coneervatire, as the umoa stand- ard bearer, as there seems In be 'DO united oJTojl the Liberals1 to out a candidate. The Sammies' First Clash Washington, Nov. troops ot the overseas expeditionary forces have experienced their first real clash wilh the enemy. In the early datvn ol Saturday a German raiding parly swept over the parapet of. if. trench occupied by aa American company and. afler a brief hand-to-hand encounter retired lo their own earthworks with twelve prisoners. Three Killed. Gen. Persblng's lirsl dispatch, an- nounced al the war deparlmenl early reported lliat Ihrce Americans wwi [ife wounded nnd Iwelvo captured ii the engagement Victory In Palestine London, Nov. forces in southern falestinc made an attack Thursday nlglil oiii Turkish linca Oc- fcnding Gaza. The'first Hno defences on a flre thousand yard front were captured. Two hundred and ninety- six five machine BUDS were taken. Much Criticism on All Hands of Convention Called fedmonton Calgary, Nov. execu- tive ot the North Calgary provincial association at-.'a wnll attendee, meet- ing EiUurday.'decided not-to accept tho. Invitation sent out to'send dele- gates (o .the'proposed con'ventiOD in opposition'to omion fiOTernraenl, Eum- nroned by Alei. Allan of this clly for .The res- upon'by Ihe' north olutlon" riei i------------------------------ execullv'e'-ol North Calgary'provincial Pctrogratl, Kor.. association are not In" tavof ot Jnir'ihefirmtaUon extended to select candidates for lie jfrotfced provin- Edamtni on''No-' lhal.il Is not ol'lhe assoc. latlon .to do so, and'-Wo further are ol the opinion thai such.a cinvonllori at .the- present lime- Calgary provincial 'associa- live (he Only oafti-ln the clly which'''had a candidate.In Ihe field at Ihe last elec- tion. is considerable criticism abpn'l the proposed convention called bj-Alei Allan for Edmonton next Sat- urday, -.The criticism.Is'b'y opponents ui.'union-.government as well n's' the supporters of it.. The', convention (hough called bv Mr. Allan of this city ll president ot the. provincial Liberal association, is nol a call by Ihe.provincial cannot be. .regarded as a legal .convenlion. Mr. Allan did nol summon. lhe mem- executive deciding upon', this very Important point and d'.d-r.et-. consult with Ihe members of the executive in this clly. Many op- poilents'of union government object lo this actions as It Is llkley to defeat Also .That U. S. and Brilain Will'Stay.if AU'OUters -'QuH menl has been pcrfeclcd between the the'end-ior which It Is aimed In the .Ibcral parly helng more divided than Rumanian find the Russian govern' mehts for the. diversion ol tile Dea- crop sal-ablan wheat to Jlumanla. London, Nov.' to the Copenhagen correspondent'.or. the. have hecn'i --------._.. 10 i tons ol llie era n already Tiroes, German aallora from the am-, ,The crop V abundanl Illary cruiser Marie, which Is appar- it estimated It will morc'than ently Identical with the sleamer Croc-1 meet Iho needs oflhc nrraiv odllo, will not be Interned, belne re-1 Lieut. Col. W. J. .Boyle, Canadian gnrdcd as shipwrecked.- Nine of them nillttia englncGr, u'ho' haa Juat' re- already hnve gone''lo Berlin. 'turned from Ituinanla, pronounces tlie The British admiralty on Saturday Jood outlook is considerably improv Announced? Ihe sinking of eleVen ed Gorman Including an auxil- iary cruiser, by 'British -naval forces In the Callegal.'' Cbponhageh dlspal- dies of Hie same dato reported that Ihe community to nvold an election auijHarr crutier Mario during tho war. An Impression been jealrored ac- unknown origin, starting In a small eu. BIG FIRE IN OIL CITV Shrerenort, Nov. fire of vails that had I 'accepted .tho Invita- tion of the prime minister to Join his Bovcrnment-a new extension would have been poislblc. This Impression Is "nhEolutcly 10150, lhe fact bolng lhal lhe Invitation' eilcpdcd lo nio was coupled wllli lhe stipulation that tho I'tlon-tnd that several Gerrnnu patrol lallor chop, destroyed a half block of liails, Including: 'the: wero business buildings In Oil City this sunk. 'i i Imorfclng. .The loss Is. estimated al Report.: between J20.000 and Ko ccn- Nov.' .6.4-H.-II'. offldil- necllon between tho fire anil llie strike ly announced In Berlin lhal I small ot oil.field workers Is apparent. HUn- coupled with Ihe allpulalion that thp cruiser-nas neon sa'uK by 'drerts ot strikers aided the aoldltra coalition government would pass deslrojon bul no Cotter wanblps arc on guard duty hero as a resull of conscripllon measure.and then appeal I ilrlko lii-inehllng-the'names -to tlio country, tluis miking nn-clcc-l lion undvoldabie.v Tha jovernmenl it recently rcconalriictftrt, the unton gov- ernment so now appealing to'lho country for'support- menr liera of the -Liberal.parly, sonio of them close poribrinl'trlcnds navo con- le'nlcil lo become members of Iho gov- ernment arid Iho'programme which Ihey Inlcnd tp.folloir has already hcca placed.lieforo lite bill In 1Mb programme Iraffe Is lo be founil Ilial llie Liberal racmbora ot tho goyernmcni have succeeded In In- fluencing iheJr colleaguce ib Iho doplloii.of Measures which Ihty deemed essential not only lo win tho war hut for Ihn welfare of the conn, try ftt all lime's. .Must of Uie articles In the manllMto are limply slllt, coraraon-placea conlrict- ed frbfa Ibe rjossoTvalive 'programroa after lhe clecllon, (ort new electfon. Siicb U economy of public expenditure mi .inch the promise of civil rcfofma.'lwb reforms which tho Dpjiosldon .would hivo been happy to iiinport In list parlhraonl If Iho pOyernDienl afforded Ihcni Iho ,Yet hare" taken to board of arbl- Iraiors to thai prop- lart" Copenhaien, NOT. Bey, Iho Turkish grakd- vlfcfori declired Ibat TnrXcy's aim la' the woiM war was to teciire IndtpeUdenoo from nil Ihg powers, lucludbi her proMnt al- lies, According Interview grant- ed the Constantinople, corrnpondant ol Ihe Yonjcho Ztllufig of, Berlin. Ho aald Turkey 'conld. nol-mike: "peace wlihoul teeolplng terri- tory, either, by Wrts.of or by The Siiliaa.-he.sflld, alibi po'slbly accept BmpeYof Invitation lo visit Berlin. -V' ab.ioliilely" Tho .op. poallloh Dsknl thii report ot Iho jirbllralcrj II ntlRhi hteri, tor apvroraT. Tbonfb.lhla was re. MODIFY ORDER Plllsburg, Nov. ot lhe Plltsburg Slock' Kjchnnse todky nnnouticcd a mollification of Iho Issued which placed a mini- mum price upon' nil listed securities. The amended order rcmovesjhe nilnl- mum rcslrlctlon from with a market value of a share and un- der. Russ. Drive Back Turks I Pttrdflrad, Nov. tht reg- M6n of the Black Sea coast the Rutvlans have driven the rrorn the line and advanced in ionic places lo .he third line, .-the War office Much ;'booty was captured. i SOME ACTIVITY ON BULGARIAN SIILL VERY Allies Must Realize One of Trials of War Has Reached Final Slage Italian headquarters In North- ern. Italy, Nov. situation Is still grave. Attention la now centred In the strength of the de- fences west of the Tagliarmento river and on the ability to effect the vast reorganization and op- pose the whole fores of llie con: centration of Italian allied tremendous enemy Is exerting. All Ihe allies should' realize thai e.of the trials -.'of ir has reached the'lfinal stage's.; Rome, Xor. urn sure of Iho1 A Son of Col. a final victory of tbe allies; Ihough the war may yet be A long said Eleulhcrios 'Veneielos, lhe Greek pre'mler, lo lhe Associated Press. I am sure that Haly'f morale will hold and that she will keep in lhe fight. I em iurest'pf all thnl if all (ha 'other countries quit the Unit- ed Slates anil Great Jlrltaln will stay In lhe flgut until the final victory ot freedom Is obtained. "The Greek situation Is Improving lhe lime. The Greek morale Is excellent.'. The.-Royalist, parly has iDen'.dominaled and now is' Bubrhltt: Ine to the inevitable. All Iho same I prefer thai my'absence from Greece shall be as short as possible." Former Lelhbridge Man. i {elreat Marks End of One The Grealcsl Wattles of The War sPELLS DISASTER FOR TUE GERMANS Berlin, Nov. of the erman withdrawal Des- lames plateau baa officially an- ounccd. End of Great Battle. London, Nov. Reuters 01- awa correspon- .enl al French headquarters tele- ;raphed yesterday: "Tho German retreat from the Chemin-Des-Dainea marks the end of he great battles of tho war. H bo- ran on April 19 when the French cached Ihe crest overlooking the tor- nier Gprrnnn position down to the ks ot Ihe Alsne and the enemy coioinuulcatlons in the Allelle valley. I ended yesterday alter six months of almost continuous fighting. It lasted onger and cosl more lives than the battle of Verdun. In the first 'three months ot the battle when flL'hllng mosl perslslent and enemy dlv-_ islons were relieved at a quicker rate" ,han during Iho corresponding mon- hs of lhe battle ot Verdun. No Gerr nan division that >vas sent away from lhe halite was ever called on to re-- rn. "The Germans will, of course, say' hey abandoned the ETOUUU volunlar- ly In order lo husband their' men. The truth Is that since when the Xouaves slormed Malmal-y son tori, lhe Germ- lost and ,ed Iwenly miles of lhe Hindehr Alberta Cdsualties Edmonlon, Nov. Percy. Belcher who left Edmonlon-wilh hi father'sunH, Iho'. hi been kllieu .lo a private lelegram rccctved .trom Lieut. i which killed Few officers were1 .better known In this city. -He left-Edmon- ton is major of tlie.lsSlh. Percy Belcher, Is a' EOn.'of Lieiit. Col. Belcher, C.-M.G., foriierly.'Jnspec- tor o! the .Mounted Police .at Leth-' bridge. .1 .-f 4 (Special to the It......- Nov. bodies' ot two men who we're accidentally killed by falling trees Vhlle working In the Umber on upper. Bull river Friday, were brought to town yesterday even- 'Ing'by- Coroner. ...Murray, who. went lo llie scenes'ol Iho accl- dents brought the boil- Amsterdam, NOT. following les out. One of lliti' men, S. Alcryms, official .statement from Bulgarian was. of Swertlih na'IIvlly and the pth- headqnartcrs dated Sunday, has a Ruslsan whoio deceived here: I body'Is being shipped Id Edmonton, "Well of tJiko Ochrlda and Cema by of friends there. A ANOTHER HUN v INVASION. RUSSIA'. 4 Petrograd, Nov... Verden'slil "reported to Premier Kcrensky lhe pr.es- ehce of big German tfanspbrts near the Estponlan' In- dlcallns a lending -In' force. Mailed casualty lists to hand today Indicate thai units In which Sonthera, Albertans have enlisted, have tech lu some heavy iighllus lalely.' The casualty, list'- aUo the names' of local men who have ;-not i been heard of tor a Ions time...'PteX Itobert Them, who enllated here with the Kilties and who last reported to be mlsslne, Is today as presumed to have died on; or since JIarch 16th. His William Thorn, reildea at 5 Hirihorii Terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland. Pie. James Downi. who enlisted nt Lelhbrldge with Southern Alberta- .V regiment Is reporled dangerously wonnded. His next ot kin la Downs, Ilaybqle, Ayrshire, Seollud. t Two men are Haled In Iho casualties. Pie. Gordon Talnsh' who itaa taken on the strength Ihaf point, and who'was previously report-... ed wounded and missing ts: ported killed In action on April !8th lasl. His of Jiiu'Si" TainEh, Calcutta, India. Corp.' Ilueh Louis Fraser ot cher Creek, who enllslid with'tho services early In the is reported to be seriously wounded.. Hlg next.of- kin Is Jemima Ifrassf, Alia." One Cardslon man has paid lhe supremo sacrifice! ..Pie. Randolph Cecil Booth, who on .th'o. strength ot an infanlrs regiment at Cardston, and whii.was prftvlously.re- ported wounded and .'missing IB.nowv reporled.killed in acilon 1S17. Ills next of kin is Wimbledon Park, Lfindin, ETII, y Appalling Stpryc of Germaa Lifeboat bend there' has beeti vigorous barrage Elhgular- coincid fire.. with Ihcso IWD >u London, Nov. (Vltt la wa An appalling story' tho cold blooded "Ei.il of Vard.ir, the, Gncmy, alter were workl.ng lnv two dlffcrenl camps 9 A LITTLE PREVIOUS 4 Nov. Jfunlch 'Keusle. Naclirlchlcn prlnls a report 'from I thai Emperor Cuarlej on Son- which his nameday, will prcclilucd klng'of 1'oUnJ 4 end also ruler, ol Houlti Slav afatos, embracing, espec- 4 lally Boinli and llerigovlnii 4 arid thai pnrl of Serbia already occupied by Atisfrla. stales, it la added, will rocelvi. 4 -crlelo o( aiilch- dmy, prblo.Dgcd drum fire, allacked bul ttA's repulsed with heavy losses." FORD OKFICIAI, SHOTtBY BURGLAR 'VVa.lkervlllc, Onl., Nor. R.- Carhpbell, secretary treasurer of lhe' Canadian Company, was anJ seriously Injured by a mask- ed burglar who had broken. Inlo his hdiHe early Sunday morning. snd both niel de'aih by tho falling ot Banic.tlmc. mans of lhe crews ot Ihcl-BMUahi North Sea convoy la newspapers: The thai lhe Oennon cd nt o'clock In Lhe. "morning and Jladrid, N'ov. Madrid minis- Icrlcl.doclarallon'which was published at Ihe cpncluslpa ot a cabinet meet- Ing tiiday, calls nllenllon to the ex- cerllpiyal. peflodCthfoiiih which lhe Lonion, Nov.. Kumora.