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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta X, LETHHH'DGK. ALHKHTA. WEDNKSDAY, OCTOBKU 3. 1917 XUM1JKR 219 LIBERAL JOINS NEGOTIATE FOR COALITION Follow: :Up Action of U. S. In Placing Export Embargo Against Neutrals MOST IMPORTANT OF THE WAR Washington; Oct. Britain's new embargo ori suIimicntE of practic- ally overruling to Sweden, Norway, Denmark ana Tlio Netherlands .'3 rc- Kardcd hero O.B a most Important more In (ha tlsntenlns of ttio cordon jvhlrli Blowly but surely Is killing tho mili- tary power uf Germany. Coming close on the osporl cmlmgo of the United Stales which Is being adailhlstered lo keen from Ihe European neutrals cv- rryllilng that might supply llic central jnwcn. Great. Britain's aclion- IB re- as one of the mos't lniu.or.lant o[ tlie war. As ihc British etnhareo excludes ev- erything, except nrlnted matter, about tlie only tiling Iliat would bo permlUeiT to go to llio German people by way of tlie neutrals will lie expressions p[ U'orld opinion ttial they should reor- ganize their system ot government lo do nway with 'Uie military autocracy. In a figurative sense, Great Brltaiu holds one end of (Mo rope nnrt (tie Un- ited Slates holds tho oilier. Gradually but surely as-il Is being .drawn, tlie military iioiver of Germany Is being strangled because tlie embargo culs tho supplies she has been receiv- ing through tho European nculrala. HUNS PREPARING AGAINST AIR RAIDS Amsterdam, Oct. German authorities have issued orders Ilial Dll lights In the governmental district ot Duiieldorf and a'great portion or .Westphalia must be darkened al nlihl, according lo llio General An zolgcr of 'Essen. Similar precautions agalnat air raids are begin; taken at otlier places In western Germany. HUNGER STRIKES NOT WORRYING OFFICIALS Jllnn., Oct. W 'We Will Give It All Back to Them" t Lloyd-George Tells The Londoners; French Take Reprisals on Germans London, Oct. crowd of poor people In the southwest dlt- Irijt of London yeiterday appeal- ed to Premier Lloyd George, says the Dally MaLI, for reprisals against Germany for the air on London. The premier shout- ed to the crowd: "We. wilt give It all bacV in them and we give it to them soon. We shall bomb Germany with com noun d interest." The crowd cheered the promise of the premier wildly. The prem- ier had just completed a Lour of the area In the raids with Viscount French, comman- der of the home defences. Bomb Many Hun. Tojwns. Paris, OcL Ihelr re- prisals for attacks of German airmen on Frencli clltee, French aviators last night dropped bomhd 'on tho German town of nation, the war office tin- -nounces. The statement follows: "tn reprisal for the bamuar'lment of 13ar-i.G-Duc. Iwo ol our nrlatnis dropped several bombs on the town ol Batlen. "On (ho nlghl or October 1 and 2 and during tho .day ot. October 2 our a'.Mat ore bombed the railway stallon at Frlliourg, factories ai Volkelgen and Hoalenljach and railway stations at Elrltullcs, MeU-tt'olppj', Artavllle, MeztercjLes-.Metz, Thlonvlllo and Sarrebourg, ID the course of these various operations, proJecUlos to the amouut of pounds were drop- ped." The town of Batten, In the Grant Duchy same name. Is one o. the most famous anil Lcaulllul water Ing Peaces of Europe, Lest known for Its medicinal, liaths. H Is a town or sonic 15.000 population, about 5- miles from the Krcntli border. hunger" alrlkea arc-causing no worn lo United States officials. told thai Patterson, 1. W.- or Eanlzcr, sentenced-a week ago on A charge of disloyally hail since reins- ed to eal, JurJge H. A. Dancer's only comment, was, "Oh. well. Patterson Js serving a year. IIo unconscious- ly helping Lo tbe war by saving watte." mm sun o IS SUPPRESSED. Petrograd, Oct. us officially onnounccd today liy Iho provisional government that tlie rev- olution which.broke out on Saturday at Tanibov, 300 miles -soulhcasl of Moscow, has liecu suppressed, Reduced Production'In U. S. Mills, Canadian Railwuys Making All Efforts Jo '-iHs.si.k- Goal JWff Strikers Were In Session For a Long Settlement In Sight GERJIAN INTERESTS ARE ..NOT AUSTRIA'S Amsterdani, Oct. VI- v cnna Zletu.-'publlshed hy Coun- clllor Is an Inllm- ate friend of Dr. Von Xclulcr, v the Austrian'prqmlcr, saya: "We [iehj 'for Austria and .Austrlans, unt.Jor Germany, whose Inlcrcsts are not ours. d.o not fight to keep net- glum or dourlaud.-" Forl 'VVIlllam. Ont., Oct. N. Complon, representing Ihc department ol lahor, arrived this" morning from Ottawa, arid his tirst action has been to call Tor a conference with Fred t Urry, who has been the department's representative hero for Ihe rasl Ten- yea ra. lu a statement lo the Canadian Press Mr. Complon stated he could give out no information ax lo what his Mellon would be urilll he had seen his repre- sentative, anil arranged for meeting with the pur lie? In Hie dispute. Today the strike Is as tight as ever. The strikers were in session whichvlasted .until .early Ibis mornlne [nlo Xcw Mini.slor Public Works Is Prominent Llhcrnl of Slates Xcg'oliulions Still On I'm1 Win-War May Run in Win-' OlTcrcd the Nomination. FORECAST LAURIER'S RETIREMENT NOW Telegraphic Briefs Periodical Probe Into Cost Liv- ing Here May Shosv Increase In Price of Commodilies Sew York, Ocl. erobar- fcoos. a shortage ot fuel at steel plnnls nnd at ulasl furnaces, resulting Iran K diversion of railroad .cars lo the Jiorlliwesl, together with rcDellloila la- lior at various works, conspired In Scji- lemhrir to rednco the output-of piK Iron and of relied cast Iron Jlnd steel by 3S tc 51' per com. as corapareil with the month. It Is estimated lhal the United Slates Steel Comoro- lion operated leas than 90 per cent, ot capacity in September..There wore also. only 21 working days In the inonlli, indicating that Iho total pro- duction of steel Irigois will bo a llltle over Irma, which means tho production ot ot rolled products' There was thus n decrease of over tons In the production of crude steel anil a.loss of 1SO.OOO of rolled products as compared with Aug. list.' Shipments lor tho same reasons lhal cul" down production were estimated lo have been 1GO.OOO tons less than III August, pointing lo tolal September shipments o[ Ions. It the subsidiary companies-hooked an large orders In September as In August, It would'Indicate a.decrease of tons of unfilled orders. COAST AIRMAN Montreal, Oct. officials 'here slated'that; while the American embargo, on lake, port coal supply came aa a total aitualion. this year allll remains better than .it waa last year. The Grand Trunk Rall- has teen utilizing cvery Itind ot car that will hojd coal for csrry.'ng purposes and has ahout fit- Icon hundred olil coal cars now Hndcr repair which will'he avallabje soon. The Canadian Pacific Railway has Leen turning cut'converted coal at Ihc rate of a day all Eunimer. It Is said- Weal coal (toa'.crs were shocked by the news pi the em- bargo, and expressed fears .tnat (he new burden placed lipon the tallways will result. In further embargoes by Iho railways themselves owtngVlo their Inability-'to handle the IncreSs cd traffic. Help the 'West Git Toronto, Oct. .Canad; muit maho way for the Interests ol western Canada In the .matter ot hard coal, according to some dealers here and Ihls Ihcy say la the cause of Iho embargo on eiporrf by "water route lo Canada. J. A. Glbver, of the Standard Fuel .Company1, "Tho object of tlie emburge'tn la give Iho pcoplB of western Canada a chance to get In their supplies of fuel for the winter." According lo Mr. Qlover much coal being shipped By boat to avc as ycl given out no statement of heir case aa promised. Secretary Ituntel- engaged Ihc.audi- orlum of tlie city hall provisionally or two'o'clock this altcrnoon. nnt.lcl- lattng a meeting wltli-thc fair wage ifficcr. refusing lo give out niy stntemenl for publication until' Lhe press commlllee of the slrlkcrs hau one, Mr. Hunter oppressed he opinion Iliat the onus or the strike ay upon Ihc operators who had refus- ed in the summer to consider the de- mands of '.he men anil they had brought this Iroublc on themselves in he busy season through their own neglect. The clevalor operators, on .he other hand, consider that the niea have prejudiced ihelr case by not nc- ceptfne tlie advice of (ho labor de- partment said to have been wired to :hem that they should go to work and keep Ihe How of grain going pending investigation by Ihe department. No trouble or rioting has thkcn piece since the men Vcnl out. Vancouv B Vancou1 rer OcU nislon. 1 western elates, "will fled Its way Into .jver airman Is ralaslng..in i Canada _..' France, acconllng to a cable received Navigation closes on November 11 today by hh falhor 0. F. nlaton, e I he says, so tho west must gsl Its coa, lormcr C. P. 11. conductor. the getting li jpod." British In New Advance, Activity on Verdun Front London. Oct. -2. Router's corres- po'ntlcnt al 'British headquarters In tclcyraptifl lortny: Aa a result! 9t Ihc from llio'Oor-, Ttifln counter nllack oi ycalcnlay, our position tcyonrf Cameron House scorns largely, It nN. QiilLo restored, whilst elsowhcrc mlvancftd over ft liuh- -rtrcif aw dig to Ilia- gallantry of the Welsh Iroopa, who drove buck tho enemy, I learn Ihe ground In front of. our lines Is strewn with Ger- man corpses, Tlio enemy suffered frightfully In unsuccessful nllcmpls to regain KU.-IIO shell holes .In the nrca r which ho nrotcBSca lo regard RR tac- llcally valueless. .Thcro Is a considerable proportion nf Poles flntl Alsatians among the new troops which llifl Germans havo hur- rlod up Ihc 5IenIn ildge. The onomy. aro desperately Anxious to their people at home wllb the Extent ol their "victory" in Flnnders [or which thoy wre reaorllnR' to their bid Irlcks. Tho moro Imndfal ot prl- Fonfrs (hey hftva taken In the recent figMInR hnvd.oecn sent to n (own whore o nuirther of prlgpncrs prcvlous- Britain Heads List 'AVith 236, and Holland Is Second shl nglon Aa lure II I Ifcs Fair waec olliccr Harrison, F. McNclll rejircEcnling the mine opera- Lors .and Frank Wlicallcy rcpresenl- ing the minors, arc in Hie city today lo liold'Uielr periodical probe of the cosl of living, vllli a view Lo atljusl- i Ing the vage Ecliedulc lor district IS- 1 Similar enquiries arc held from llmo I to Lime at olkcr pdlnls throughout the dislrlct. At Llio invGalisalfon today elore- eners will be asked to suumlL slale- nicnla or costs of foodstuffs and otlier daili- necesslllcs, n's between the first of August and Uie lirst of ttoLer. Decreases la some lines, larticularly meats and duller. It la LTst compleleil-by the 3hipping affairs urcau ol the-.Jcpauese governnienl hows IhaL there aro SSO shipyards. oT wlilcli 244 are equipped, to'builil steel hips of or more, Tvblle 41G ari bio lo turn out vessels 'nf less llian ,000 Ions. Great DriUfn heads-Iho 1st anrt Holland Is sccoud. The plants bverod liy Uie inventory Ihe na- lous la which they arc located are giv- m as lintain 236; British :olonles 5S; Holland 105; Germany l; Japanese 25; Italy 18; France 2S; uatrla-HunEary 9; Spntn H; Belgiuui America 4S; Xofwoy 27; Sweden .7; Denmark 0; Russia 17; China 5; ither naltons 12. Norlhcliffe Impresses This Upon U. S Unity Wilh Canada be wliile.. iit i and olJier -things will also be shown. .It is anticipated (hat. a gcnlral Increase ot commodities be IndlcaLcd, as llio londency has b'een up ward. If IhU is Ihc case it (3 alto gcllier likely thai a rc-nrtjustmciit ol Uie wage scliediiie for an increase in pay to the miners will be mndc. staLeruent, of course, will be forthcoming regarding this unfl Commissioner Armsirong in Calgarj has received tbe reports of the vin" ious investigations. FORCE HIM TO EAT Taria, Oct; Pasha, who Ii under arrest on charges of having re- lations Tvith'the has refuse'" all nourishment since hp, was taken lo prison. The authorities believe that he Is hmlertakiiig A hunger strike and have decided lo feed him forcibly. FAVOR COALITION. Petrograd. Ocl. democratic congress, by a vale of 7GC to CSS to- day declared In favor of a coalition government. WANT EXPULSION. New York, Oct. ol lobert M. LafolJeLlc from the United States senate was demanded In a tele- ;rarn sent vesterday to Vlce-J'rcsi- icnt Marshall, nresldcnl ol the sen- ile, by the American flights League. WARN AGAINST RAIDS. London. OcL Wllhelmshav en TagcMatt publishes two pages of turtcc wnrning the people against possible air raids tty Ihc entente avla ors. 2CO.OW TO TRAIN aBhinglon, Oct. dOD.OOC nen representing the Iblrd Increment to the United Slates national arm> .otlay are on their 'way lo sixteen rnntonmenls where already half Lhe called to Ihc- colors by the president are mobilized. WILL STRIKE Oct. rfcmaml for Improved economic conditions re- cently made hy the employees of tho prir.cipnl Russian railways not hav- ing been satisfied; the men-today an- nounced their Intention ot stopping vrork tomorrow. He Is In Capital 'With Olhec Prominent Not Yet Resigned Ottawa, Ont., OcL 0. Ballau tyue, ol Montreal, has accepted tbe portfolio of minister of public works nod was sworn In this afternoon. GERMAN CLAIM. Berlin. Oct. the offklal war office announcement- Issued :lt was staled that.lhe boranlng'rald.on London, Sheerness, and Dover by German avialors on Mon- day mis" "visibly elfeclive." COUNTER-ATTACK ON Atlantic City, N.J., Ocl. Un- iled Slates Urewers' Association wilh 500 delegates -will plan a counlcr-at- lack on prohibition at its annual ,con; venllon here today. A billion invest- ed capital Is represented by tlie asso- ciation. The brewing industry will be ctfectlvely mobilised for a final drive against Iheir'antagonists at the neit season of congress. Washington. Oct. big drlvo for the three billion dollar second Lib- erty loan is In Its third day, ivith re- [lory continuing lo reacji Ihc Ireasury department in large volume telling o[ Hie piiHId's enthusiastic response Jo the national appeal for subscriptions. Although no figures were at hand to- day, treasury omclals predicted the success of Ihe new bond IsSuo. 'Tlioy based their prediction on the over-sub, n'crlpllon or n issue of fed- eral, certificates o[ indebtedness. This Is the blg'Best Issue ot short time cer- Iho benefit of Berlin public. .Ocl. artillery llvlty continued on both durln Ihe night In tho. region last of Ypreg, says loday'a war statement on :ho Frftnco-Be-lgltn front operations. there ,li nothing lo re- port." On Virdun Oct. Ing conllnnua un artillery fiijhl- Verdun front, saya todaj'a offlcli.! announcement. No important operidons occur- red during the night. The statement followi; "Eftsl ot Hhelmi oar artllleryj active- ly the derintii bitterles and hrolte up In th4 enemy trenches for an ittielf. -West of Na- vagln, Krencli dettch'nenU' (he enemy lines arid1, tldV.np.Mvsril ahellers, bringing bacl( nrlahileTB. "On Ihe Verdun front tho lilgkl was morkcd by violent irtlllen ngtitlng on both banW o( Ho Jleiise pirttciilsrly In the region north' .of Hill 344 where Rochester, N. Y., Ocl. Wllllim R. niudcll, ot the supreme court ot Ontario, evolieil gre.af thiulsEm when !n a speech nt tho dcdlcatton of tho new chamber .commercb last nlgbt lie made s pica for closer nnlun between the XJnltei States and Canada, Among the oilier speakers were Lord Norlhcllfte nnd David Jayne Hill. I -Lord Norlhclllfo lold hts audlenco that America's greatest task In the war will bo lo solve the. submarlno problem. "We have learned how to harass he said; "Ann ivc have de- vlscil ways ot ulmsulstng our slilps so Ilial they dllon escape detection, hut we have as yet found no machine that WDB able lo sink a submarine. All. our Inventive genius and 'yours must be directed to a solution of (Jits' vital problem." tlflcates of Indebtedness by the government. ever put pul clirrcrt. patrol DC lj- Qcneral the- nussian minister tit war, before (he floroocralli congress In Pelrograd. Tho alalemem reads: "The Russian Vcrkhovsliy, asserted at.' the Pelro- grad dcmocralic congress thai the Im- perial Dr. 'Mlchoelis, had stated among other things '-at, Stutt- gart, that dormant- was ready to re. lurn Alsace-Lorraine to" FraTtce. The Imperial .chancellor's '.utterances v at Suttlgart are Generally linoivn and the assertion of llio Russian war mlnlsler lg an Invention." General Verkhovsky further Dialed lhat II was Bermany's to make n separate peaije w.ltl) Great Itrllaln and France .at Ihei cosl. of llUBSIa nnd lhat Groat Drllafn o_nd France had Informed Ihe Rlisslan gov- ornmenl lhal they ivouhl nol be parties 16 nny such propognl, .--O "1 herewIlK stale lhai Germany has rnado no proposals 'Tvhalever'for0 a separate peace cllhir to Frando or Oreal Ilrllain." -J Lasl month reports wife clrc'ulaUd In Jlusalu thai France.'.and (jrtal aln hed received from Germany lo rnalve peace at the Of Ruas- la.. They, became HO InalBterit' ihat-.lhe Tluasfan governinc-nt- .ot.alncd..' from Franco a nil Great Britain denials they would make reaee Ger- Ihe detriment of .Russia..Gen. VcrhhoTshy mado before LhQ democratic congress.In Pet' rograi on rcporlcrt of Qell. Verkhpvsky reKurJ. Kasjnpt celved In thla country Col. BaUaiityii" Is Ihe first Liberal (o enter (lie Burden government. He !s prominent as a business man In Montreal and for some years served ns a IUCQIULT of Ihc Montreal board ot harhor commissioners. He has work- ed actively, for recruiting. He himself was a member ol tlic Montreal home guard and raised a battnllou for over- seas service. He accompanied Ihe bat- talion lo England as Its commundlng officer, and when ll was broken up to provide reinforcements for other he returned to Canada. Col. Ballan- tyne is In favor of compulsory mili- tary service as tlie best means ot meet- Ing the needs of the forces at tho front. Col. Hallenlyno Is managing director of the. Suerwin-Vi'illlams Paint Com' pany, Montreal. ]t Is thought that olher changes, will lake, place. In the cabinet right away. Humored retirements aro those of lion. Frank Hon. T- W. Crothers. lion. J. D. Hazcn, Hon. Martin Durrell and Hon. W. J. nbche, Hugh Gulhrle, M.V., Is lo enter the rnln-. The-namc is InV: he. same connection of J. G. O'Dob-' ighiie, of-Toronlol Further. orJIcial made'this afternoon that" Sir 'Wilfrid has not definitely retired as eadcr of the Liberal party. The mat- er Kill he the subject oC further con- Idcrailon here and in Montreal where Sir Wilfrid again goea tomorrow. It can be definitely slated lhat even (f Sir Wilfrid resigns the leadership ol he Liberal party he Intends remain n public life fo long as his h'ealth per- mits. Was Prominent Liberal Monlreal, OCjt. Hon. C. C. Bollantyncv the new minister of public works, has always hcen nrominent. in Ihe Liberal-parly. He Is head of the ShcrwinAVIlltams Fainl company and a director of.the Canada Cement com-, rany. TJurlcg the regime of the Laflr- ier government, he waa a member of Ihc Jlontrcal harbor commission. Rogers For 'Peg. Winnipeg, Oct. 3.--Hon. Robert Hogers, former minister ot p'ublir, works, hay been offered the Conser- vallve nomination for North Win'nl- lies', and in n statement today saya, that he will' give -a reply hy October 0. Calder Denies Statement. VS'lnnlpeg, Oct. attention of Hon. J. A. Calrler of Ihc Saskatch- ewan government, was called thin morning to a statement appearing hi a Montreal paper yesterday regard- ing tlie Liberal conference held in that city, saj-3 llio Free Press Ottawa correspondent. It was staled that after the mcctinf 3lr. Calder bad ns- surcd bis frlcnus-froin the east that none of the proTlnt-l.il members from Alhcrla and Saskatchewan had any. intention of joining any cabinet head- by- Sir and- -lie doubled very much, II was added. It even In.the government of-Manitoba Sir nobcrt' woulfl find any adherents. Slill Neg'oliallng. "The said -Mr. Calder this wilhoal foiindallon. I nevef made such" a slalenient ..to anybody.' On- the other hand, thcro has been an .agreement .on Inc.part ot weslern Liberals, Including myseU, lo iRgollale further Sir Itobbrl nordcn regarding union govcrnmcnl. A conference will be held, on October- 6 lo discuss thai riuesllon arid I am here Hat OlUwa, Oct.. ex- cllemenl caused fn government and political circles at) Ihe capital Ihla morning by Ihe report Sir Wil- frid Laurlcr had definitely dcoldcd lo retire from the leadership of the Mbj oral' parly. TKc slalement lhal Ibo Liberal leader proposed (o drop out of (CO.NTINOED OS PAGE 8) C. N..R. EARNINGS Montreal, Ocl. 3 Adross earnings o( the Canadian ttaihcnr Hollivay -for August aggregated against r the cprresppjirtlnT a year ago. Tbe .gross e'arnlngs a decreaoe of and Ing expenses of tke-roaj, from a 'year >go ti) OOOMn August Ibis year, to that snowed a decline of SCO. For Iho 'Aucali: nhd July) Ihe gross earnings, arnoani- Ing lo sh'owerf a.decB J2S9.COO and the riet earnings ed lo of ;