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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. U. ALBERTA, t KHIOAY, SEPTKMHEH 7, 1917 NUMBER 227 NEW FRANCHISE ACT DEVELOPS CONSIDERABLE OPPOSITION IN THE DOMINION But Have Little Fear of Invasion Heady to Huns Made By Laboriles To Close Up Hiinks and Fate Ihe Enemy Comment on The New Act (Canadian TrcEs) Sept. Pelro- irnd, In the opinion o[ various mili- tary authorities Is ID nu Immediate danger on nccounl of (lie fall of nevertheless, are prepared ng.ilnst Ihc eventuality of an unexpected descent by ihc Ger- mane. The temporary government bas appointed a special civil commls Blon with authority to preserve order, suppress ECdlLlonary meetings, sus- pend the publication of. newspapers nni" where desirable clear ihc clly of undesirable elements. Tho" cabinet lias clccidc'1 thai ihcro Is as ycl no Immediate need lor tlie government to be transferred elsewhere. Allhoiivli there arc no signs ot panic, there Lire elements In '.he pop- ulation, particularly members of tlic wealthy class, who arc leaving, or at- tempting to leave hi'large numbers. Many business firms are considering their headquarters lo Moscow, NUnl. Novogord, or some olhcr provincial cUy. According lo the newspapers the present Uusslan front.rcprcscnls (he nrc of a circle from llie'inaiilh of Ihe river An southeastwards about forty miles from Iliga. Dvlpsk, according to reports, !s still holding out. Appeal to Close Ranks Pclrofirad, Sept, of nil shades of opinions shelving other cuui'iuviVu Extensively on the Hlgu disaster. The socialist papers publish .articles In almost Identical (erma calling-on the workers to, per- form their duly In" defending Ihc revo- lution. The organ of.tbe era is and Minimalists, Uie Habotchay-. or Gazela, lo the workmen not lo wait tor Ihe moment when ihe Htga disaster will liave become Irreparable, hut lo close ranka immediately, with Jron discipline nnd proceed to prompt and decisive action. The proletariat, It says, must rally around ILsfirfianlza- lions, and "by a vigorous cfforl save the countcy and-the rcvoluijon. Tho Vreraya, organ of Ihe socialists show on'whom lies (lie blame for our military debacle. "Meanwhile tho situation dcmanrla IhaL Internal po- litical quarrels he forgotten ami Uml nn energetic and unanimous cft'orL be madp lo face llic enemy." Run. Fleet Ready. Sept. enemy ves- sels nllicr than, submarines havo been observed In the Gulf of Risa, (he war office announces. The ruiaatei; uSrzi forces arc ready to me Gcr- No ChariBC. PelroErad, Sepl. was no material changu yesterday in Llic Ulga region, the official statement says. Kncountcra occurred between Jtuaslnn rear guards nnd (tic advance cavalry at the Germans. Fanatical Work. ", Snpt. crowd ot fanatical women In tho territory ol (he Don-Coasncka, hear ing thai their champion, Blahop Loann, bart becti forbidden to preach In the marclied (o his house nnd Insisted, that he preach. After the service (lie women made a wild donums'rar'fin al the cJly hnJl. They complained IliaL Iho biilltKr-B dirt not ccnlflJn Urn portrait ol a slnglo llomrmoff, and demanded that the HEsliop be given for his residence Iho palace limperor Alexander I, tiled. They mnrchcd through (he streets crying, "Ruaslfula orthodoxy Is u'Mh the synaeoijiioV' HUNS PUT OUT PAPER MONEY IiV VAST >SUMS Toronto GlObe. Toronto, Scpl. Globe soys editorially under heading: The Dis- franchising IMH; "Tho wartime elec- tions bill Is a parly measure. The tuck on (he political repiMcntallon f a largo group ot foreign born Can- adians Is tempered liy Ihftlr uxen-.p- llon from combatant service, hut the principle of Ihe LIU Is wrong It Is Inconsistent with national iiuiior and IJrlllsh traditions. When men of alien blrlli were given (heir natural- ization papers Ihey were aVso Hit- full privileges o[ cit- izenship." -The Olobe says .the re- al of the vole to all women o[ atla Is amitber blemlah on the bill. Mall and Empire, The Mail nnj "The opponenla or InV wif time franchise bill have themselves lo blame for It. Tticra would be no war lime franchise bill If Ihcre were to be EQ war Hmo election. "It would he treason lo our men at Ihe front to arm our alien citizens v.'lth the ballot for an'praachins (CONTINUED DNT PACK SttVEX) raffle opened to foreign competition, vas expressed- today by. John H. lunch, of Seattle, trnfflc manager of he Alaska SLsamahlp Company at a icarlng on Ihc BhlppJng bill o authorize-tie president-, to permit by proclamation foreign- Teasels to sngaEe.ln a coastwise- trade during he war. Mr. Bunch Bald Ibe Can- adian Hoes werft waiting to divert Alaska's-! of.annual com- ncrce to Canada, and that llita In- volved a war supply, problem. In view of the immense output ol copper ore anil canned salmon .which American arc now bringing, to the Un- Sept. Imper Jal Bank of Germany In the last wcok lias linen compelled to put out moro moncj', bringing up (lie note 'circulation (o moro than m.irks, which f3 above the amount ilalo last year. The reserve of 000 marks, on the other Imnl, IP now rrtarlo nclovr lasl year. WILL 'GET IHE American Expresses Fear C.N. K. and G.T.P. Will Grab Alaska Trade (liat the Canadian Pacific and Orand Trunk Analysis Made of How Acl Will Affect Population in Canada Liberals In lo be Strong Opposition to Terms Otlavva, 7. Hegardlrvg Ihe ef- fect or lite new wartime elccLloiis Ici determining (lie number ot tors who will mark Hielr ballots at tlie approaching general election. It Impossible lo give very definite fig- urea a( llic [irpsqnt" time. 11 lias been estimated, hoirerer that, (lie section providing for the. Italians Have Taken Over in Present Drive Udine, Italy, Sept, 30.0CO prisoner! have been liken to, date by the Italians In Ihelr present offensive while tht total losses of the Auslrians are es- timated at Tht Austrian plan now seems to be to abandon courier attacks and remain on the defensive along the eatlern ridge of the Bainsiua plateau where their positions, at Cercek, Oraga ard Volnlk, about feet high- er, dominate occupied by the Italians by several hundred feet, at the same time centering the efforts of their best troops on Ihe Carson In Ihe hope of check- ing the slow but determined march of the Italians toward Trieste. The Brtjtovliza valley, north of the Hfrmada, has been transform- ed tnlo an inferno, with thous- ands of flims pouring shells from all-directions Into It, while the Austrian Infantry InctsicnMy are attacking. Mere Treaty With Germany Could Not Ensure a Lasting Peace, Says Sir Edw. Carson (Canadian Tress) Sept.i wllh Ihe announcement lhal Premier Lloyd George will deliver an import- ilin period of (lie war ot till-1, ant speech on IbQ war alms' of the zons ol eneitiy alien origin muturallz- ed since March nnd ot Douk- hobors and Mennonltea, will mean Uiul some CJO.QQO persons he slrucfc off Hie lists of votcra. number may be swelled to a greater of less estcnl to persons who seek coemption from service uuder Ibe con- scription act as consclcnttou3 ob- jectors." On Hie other band, it Is established ttinL the pro- vision of tlie bill granting the ballot to mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who hare age of 21 years, nf soldiers, who have Bone overseas, will add not less than voters to the' electorate in Canada. The total foreign population ot Can- Railway's ivoultl grasp Ibe United In'June, 1911, numbered and Maritime tttfde of Alaska lot'whom were males. Ot lint f American coastwise. Twsels were total some were people ot, ilvertcd orerscap and the coastwise 1 enemy alien origin. There were led Stales. o[ Comemfce Red field he asked to Appear before tlic ioard and present the edmlnfsfra- .lon's view or Ihe niatter. Victoria, B. C.r Sept. military preparations for the en- of conicriptian have all been arranged and is .soon Ihe military rervice Jet actually put Into force and men i.f the class arc regltlertd and en- rolled We will be ready to take care of said Major General H, M. Leckle today. He fe'ys ac- provided for ,000 In Brftiin Cotumbia, in Addition to the made at Vancouver ind persons from Austria-Hungary, 1.6GG from Du'garln, 3 from Germany. In addlllon there were a considerable number ol people o[ enemy national- ity who came to Canada among the from .Russia. Of, naturalized males, thcre'were 5Zr- 896 of age, from Aus- tria-Hungary, 39 from Bulgaria, from GernianT, and who cajue from Russia, and of whom a percent- age were ot enemy nationality. In British Colombia HIP, foreign "born represented C.G2-por cent. oC the total vole, In Alberta per Sas- katchewan 24.02 per'cent; Manitoba 23.01 per cent.-, in Ontario, 17-30 per cent; Quebec, 2.C6 per ijent; in Now Brunswick, 1.35 per cent; In Nova Scotia, per' cent'. In" Prince Ed- ward island, .-10 per cent; In the Yuk- on. Territory, .35 per cent, and in the Northwest Territories', .31 per cent. What percentage ihe foreign horn of enemy origin formed is impossible lo state. Turning to Hie other aspect of Die bill willed enfranchises female rela- tives of soldiers overseas H shoulrl be remembered that HJI to June 30 last, aZlW-iS soldiers ot the Canadian ex- licclltloinry force had gone overseas. U would seem, 'therefore, that is a conservative .estimate of the num- ber of women who will become voters under tho war time ejections net. The number of dDpendonlg of soldiers who were bonericiarlea ol the Canadian Patriotic Itlnd on August 1 last was comptslng families. In-, clurted In the ni'imber were very few mothers or fathers of oolrt'cfs. allies at Btrknnhem] today, promin- ence "s given by the newspapers to a statement liy SJr Edward Cnrsou to a corrcsponilent, In which Sir Edward declares: "There 19 a great deal ot very loose, anil mtschevious (all; about' peace. Some people seem lo imagine havo only to' conclude a treaty w'tli Germany and all will be well, but I should wish to ask what Is lo JiBppOD llien? Are the ualions'ot the world to proceed ivltli preparations for the ncit yursue their researches In ficleiice tbe expansion and creation of still more pons of spend tlielr re- sources in the of enormous cohorts of alrplMes anfl Eobmarlnei for Uie" destruction ot untorlllleCl ion-ns ant] murder ol Innocent women and children that Inhabit them, to advantage ol :lhe ex- periences gkrnod Iiulhls WHT In the Improvement of'tetbal and nolsonou? gases for the destruction of ity? we Iff "Ire in flally ter- ror that al another con- 'lict may arise which mlgb't almost lead to the extinction of civilization Itscin Thu truth i9 llial a treaty of. peace does not necessarily secure neace in the only sense wherein it can Lc of any real use to progress and humanity. talk platitudes about league of mljoiis to enforce peace lthQuI considering conditions essen- tial lo Il5 success. But there was a league of nations to protect Belgium were solemn treaties and con- ventions at The Hague lo fliuily Ihe principles of humanity as far as poss- ible In .war aud give effect to internat- ional Jan-. How did these avail on tho outbreak ol Ihe Sir Edward then quotes (he German emperor aa saying there is no later- national law, that trealle's arc scraps ot paper and so forth, and'adds: "I have not yet seen a slngln suggestion made as to hoiv In future these calam- ities are lo be prcvonled (ram recur- ring if Ihe lawless temper o( the Ger- mans remains unrepentant abd their power to repeal Iheir crimes mains what it has bun In the past relatively lo the rest of the world. Is right when he declares no terms signed by Ihe pres- (CONT1NTJED ON PAGE SEVEN') Toronto and Vancouver Bodies Protest in Franchise NO GRAJNT PETCE IS FIXED YET Winnipeg, Sepl. 7. The Loard of grain supervisors have v not yet decided on a basic price for the 1S17 Western Canada wheat crop. 10 is said thai an announcement need not be looked [or unlll ncil week. There are other problems be- sirtea'the price that liavc lo be dealt wilhr INCREASE IN.U, 3, CROP Sept. 7. Etlimales were current on the txehangf that the govern mart would Indicate an of In ftprlnp whut at com- pared with the predlclfoh (h Aug- ust. No cellmate looked for en winter wheat. (CONTINUED ON PAGE SKVEN; PASS WAH TAX AFTER A STORMY OEDATE Anslralla', Sept, Hculor's houae ot representatives bas war prollts lax, after a stormy debate, during which one member of the labor party suspended and. (me ejected from the chamber. The federal gov- ernment Is offering a bounty of cents a gallon on oti produced In Aus- tralia during 'he next rour..ycara. Toronto, Sepi- proposed franchise act by Ihe Dominion parlia- ment was discussed and condemned Jast night bj the Toronto Trades and Labor Council. The act "a .vole and HIB "gorarnincnt la trying to legislate Itself back Into power by IcgisJ.ilure and not by the vote of the Secretary T. A. Slcrenson, who pro- posed tlic resolution, 'spoke upon the "strong legislation" anil undemocratic procedure. They Inloiul to chlso cltiiens wlioiu "they call aliens, he-said. Al Vancouver- Vancouver, Sent- Vancou- ver Trades and Labor Council this even ing passed a molion protesting (he manner In which the Dominion government Intends lo extend a par- tial frnnchhe to women and calling upon Premier Burden lo give all wom- en of the Dominion "lull .powers at Ihn-polls .with men. J. IT. Hfc-Vcty condemned the government for bring- ing in such amendments as proposed for (ne election act. IIUXS RAID A U. CAMl'; CASUALTIES Sept. Ger- v' v mans yesterday made an aerial v altack upon the Aracclcan hos- v v iillals occupied ly SL Loula v and Hnrrard contingents, allj- v aled In a KroncJi village, killing v one officer of the Unlteii Slates Army Medical Corps and v wounding tbree others severe- v ly, Hauler's correspondent at v Uritlsli htiadquarters In Frauce v today, reports. %v others of the rank and file were killed 1C wound- ed, five of lue latter being Am- eric an s, 4 That Was (he'Reason for Ihe Revolution, Says Sir Geo. Burv Toronto, Sept. Russian revolution 'was brought be- cause the people were on the verge of starvation according to Sir George Bury, vice-president of the C. P. R., who was the gueil of honor at the luncheon at the Canadian National Extilb'lion yesterday. Sir George he had travelled through RufctlafVom the north, wh'ere.the reindeer help- ed with the to'the touth where cameli He how on the eve of the Rus- sian revolution starving peat ants in the country went.lo Petroflrad In iearch of food. _________L__i_______ __ Tru-nch Gives Way to Shell-Hole Aerial Activity i Italians Rapidly Atfack on (he Austrians to Decision ew York, Sepl. special cable to ihc Sun from Loodon, under day's dale, says: Tlte rnosi Intenso aerial Bctlrfly that has been seen at any time itaca tho war began ia ID. on both sides on tho western front It Js en hero to mean a pojalble approict of Ite turning point In strategy, trench warfare continues In Boma areas, both the Brlllali and French staffs say Its days'as a dominating fac- tor In tho situation are numbered. "Two years ago the leaders of both' armies ware speculating hoir to get (ho armies safely out ot tho trenches, Apparcnlly the problem has been aolt- ed Ly the, slow development of events Instead ot by ihe supreme geului "of aay Napoleonic commander. "Under the present system there V no longer any sharp Line ot dew tton between the opposing forcei, stead they are scattered apparently in a promiscuous way aver a wide ot counti-y. Shell holes, torllfled con- cealed posts and concrete aye taking the place ol trendies. "Lelttors from soldiers at the front declare the new warfare Is much mora horrible (ban when trenches were used. Tho minor positions, shell holed and cement blockhouses arc scattered about in such a mixed and contused, manner that it is impossible eVen for Ihosa officers who have been long fa- miliar with the ground, to be certain, where a given shell hole is occupied .by friends or enemies. A ml9take Ja usually lor when, the "enemy's macblue guns open flrc Lhe destruction of Ihe blundering party follows v Advanced Harvest Makes it Pos- sible to Gel More, Fall Done Secretary Ted Browne, District No. 13 U.W.W. of A., this after- noon ordered Ihe Coal hurst min- ers lo return lo work tomorrow under the old conditions, pending an investigation which will be neid at camp nent Tutiday by Com- mfwioner Armitrong. Alleged I. W. W. Leader Is Held By Police Here CASUALTIES ARE LIGlITlilt TODAY Ottawa, Is K long list of names In today's casually list nn- rter Ihe heading "prevlomly reported missing, now for official purposes pre. F.umfd lo have dleii." Of the Canartl- ana who suffered In roccnt fighting tho Ifal cop.slucrahly smaller today than bcrn thu case for a week or two Tlicre'uro -Bfly-clght western In I. W. W. agitators are doing their best lo gahl a fooling In Alberta, but they arc being foiled on every hind by the IrnnifgralJon nnlhorltfos, as- glslftd liy the provincial and. mounted police forces, and Inose agitators who do slip the immlfrallon aulhorl- lies nl the lino a hard time o( It. At lei.1t Roherl W. Merryman, of Kawllns, Wyo, Mn lutlfy (o that fact, lie now lying In durance vile Bt tno Jtounted Police nwall- Ing en Investigation which will Hxely Iced to deportation? Merryman wiit talten In low last nlshl by nekcllve'.' Ixjhb of Mounted Police after an ex-Mountle and Jack Wler of the provincial labor agency here bad' spotted the gentle- man on 5th St. S. Delecllre Lohb In- lerriipted Merrynwn waj' cnA- sumlng Ico 'crtfam In. a local C4tfec' tlonory parlor. -A icarch -dendiicted by the delGdlve revealed the (act that Merryman was one pt the organ- licrs of the I Worry Wilson's in west, nnd thai he had been spreading the doctrine through'Idaho and VVy- cmlng recenMy. Papers found on hint lead the police nnd Inimipration offlclnb lo believe lhat' they haVe nipped In (he bud an extensive cam- paign lo spread I. W, through Western Canada harvest Molds, just as It been spread through (he har- vest fields of Montana, MVaslilnglon ind Idaho. Mcrryman didn't hare lone to spread tho gospel In Carfuda either, lie entered Ihe port of Coutls yesterday and picked up list night. How he got paal the Inspectors the port Immigration Agent Prim- rose did not know but Tic says there !a such heavy traffic [lays they can't all be detects." Msnr .1. W- W.'s ,hare been lurnW .back it Gout's dorlnff iho ps3t two months, Anolher Investigation wai at Iho Mounted Police thi morA'Dg In connection-with, ft itwm bcr of Iho W. who curue. the lino ft I. nnolher place than a poiat of entry. v, South Alberta, Casualties Copenhagen. 'Sept. Hungary, which has acquired n reputation In the ccnlral empires as a land (lowing U'iln milk and honey, where eggs, hnl- tcr ond while bread nre still to bo oblalned, has been compelled Lo close sales lo swarms of her thos j The-government has onlercc" Today's casualty lists contain Hnngarlana to show cairso nume ot rtc. Chas. Slnitater, who en-i (hey sltould reside In that country, listed In 1015'with tho Kilties. He Is I Those wlio cannot show adequate rea- :isterl amone Ihc wounded. Pie. Slmyjsoas and have merely settled In Hun Istcr wfifl a nl bertu'sn "ood could be obtained Farm, l.fylngstonc, wegt ol Mftclewl there, wlH be glTen a week In which "to leave tbe country. A Delicate Situation, Zurlcb, Switzerland, Sept. tc port that HiinKarinn mlnlatcr of the Interior Intends (o cspel foreign residents from" liiftlapcfll, a CBlsarr-batlHlIon fllong wbd are unable lo.furnfah before enlisting. His wife Is now re- siding Rt MS 7th St, A. S. 'Pie. J. K. Johnson who was report- ed yesterday wounded Is n Son of Andrew Johnson a farmer ol Itockr Coulee, northwest of (he city. He en1 with n Urge number 'of Lelhbrldge hoys. The Hal today a la? Includes the of D. .McLean, Mucleml, wound- ed, and IL -Myfori, rounded. MARKETS Spot Wheat .................224 Spot Oati October Ovtc............... October 11t Octolwr Flax fjlr, In n 13 acvtlercd ______ for remaining there, hns causer" intense Irritation In Vienna. The Hungarian newspapers havo published recently numerous protests going to Budapest, 'solely to get something to eal." The report also has n roused Die Germane In Rudapest. Their consul (here Is repprled jis staling the matter WM very dellcaio one and would Involve negotlillons between the Hungarian and German i TMI8, Sir Jahn Elton, honorjrr colonel, today emphal'cBlfy Ottawa ttory Angus McKty-ot Indian Head, In- pcctor of Exncriniental rnrms.forlhc vest. Jlr. McKay Js in Lethbridge the Kxperlmental-Farm here, le stales' ilial harvest Is well advanc- ed all over the west, a new condition or Ibis season ot the ..year. Ths In- dian -Head experimental, farm Is all threshed and preparations lor next rear's crop arc under way. It Is this condition w'lich wJll mnke possible .he preparation of n great deal of land 'or Hie 191S crop. Mr. McKay says lhat the spring wheat on the Indian Head farm avcr- ageil 3S bushels. From'Moose Jaw to 13ow Island he says tho crops are slim, but Is aftllsfled that they are good In the LelJibridgc district. ,I'relude wheat at Jnfllan Head this year yielded. SJi bushels, making a j showing. KIBOT CABINET WILL RESIGN Paris, Sept. rejTjMtion of the Ribot miniitry WIE decid- ed upon unanimously after a cab- inet meeting this morning. Preil- dent Polncare hai aiked the prem- ier and his rninlrtera to their resignations until the pretl- rfents of Ihe and chamber cf deputiei have Paris lo difcuvi the ittuatlon. of both have been summoned Parlt KAISER GOT COLD RECEPtlON Loadon, Scjvl. U by (he Amslerdam o( the Gichanfd -TelesripS (till when Emperor Wllllmm rlsilerf tell treck on All to tbe riindin (rout the popnljct TttatfA wfth re4neft.ol.tbe inUi- (a Iher remained Indoors Anw the nIB, on which ''dol- ed [or nutlonal mdurmlag." Tke were deserted (or tke ind polke. the shell holes have con- permanent ponds of, bot- tomless muid toe ground between them das dried and become fine dust, ilmost as dlfflcull as mud when an attempt is made lo move artillery. The soldiers confronted by thia condition ere Driv- ing desperately on both, sides for- the mastery of ton air, each desiring: to monopolize tbe privilege of observing the eneuii-. "Tbe Germans bare demonstrated lhat they have many more airplanes than was. supposed, permllUng to conduct conslant raids on England and j slmullancously to maintain contests along the whole haltle line. The Brit- ish and French, stiffs are pleued with tho development of Uie new warfare, although it has temporarily, Decked Ibe allies' They confi- dent that Ihey will able to stop air raids in time.' new type of mrfaie la1 regard- eel as especially favorable to the al- lies because U Efres wider. to Up v fndtVldaaltty and Inltlattra of (He soJ- clterj and minor officers In tlift English, French and 'Amercaas araj much superior to the Gemiint. "The allies are confident aTto they will nave soon an I mint; superiority In Ihe production VM of gas, which la even now an' import- ant method ot fighting. The Brlllafa especially bare developed most efflcl- it methods of using new paaea irlLh iparalled deadliness." British S'atemerrt Sept 7, "Hostile vrerc successfully repulsed In the vlcin- ly of Armentlerfta and near says today's official eUlement. "North of FrezcnberB. the eneniy dellrered two strong cotmler attacks in tbe course of i he Cren'n; against positions wo gained In local attacks yesterdtjr, and compelled cur. delarhmsnta withdraw lo Ibetr own line." "During the nlghl a party- of