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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PETROGRAD XUMBKR 230 Govl. Will' Wait For Proof of Exposures Before Staling Its Altitude SWEDISH GOVT. HELD RESPONSIBLE Iliicnos Aires, Sept. ll.-Noivs dls- jHilchcs lo tho effect- that passport, iuay be' handed lo Ihe and Swedish dlplomalic'-reprcsenlaiics o Argcn'Ino are declared uy the lorc.Mi roinlsler to he premature as the gov eminent Is unable even lo consider sic a procedure tinlll It receives olli clal details respecting Iho Washington Vrsenline pilriollc socielj issucii'a statement urslng that Conn Lusburg must not bo given Ills pass ports, but tried for a criminal ofTcnc of inciting Ihe assassination of Argei line citizens. Diplomatic rcprcsenta are Immuno froai cour Bummonses. All ilocumenis relaln; lo questions, between an Germany have been published, th forclEi, minister declared, adding that nothing had been held In rescue and that there Is not now. and nuier ha been, a liact, written or verbal, with Germany limiting in any way the tree- dom of Argentine shipping. "Further doubt concerning line's tallli and Iriilhfulncsa after this declaration must be considered n na- tional .the foreign minlsler declared. He added that the best proof of the Inexactness of Count I.ux- burs's May 1 dispatch was that del I Argentine 'steamers cleared for the war zone during July. Swedish Govt. Pleads Ignorance London, Sept. H.-The Swedish for- eign office; according to a dispatch froni Copenhasen to Ihe Eichanze 1 Telegraph company, has Issued the following slalcment regarding the Swedish-Argentine revelations: Swedish foreign office has not received any account regarding the Iransmlssloll ot the telegrams men Honed in the statements .of the eov- crnmer.t of the United Slates and the 1 Swedish government, therefore, Is un-. able at' present to determine what its position should lie on the questions op- ened up by these slalemenls. It Is. however, accurate to .say ter the world war broke oiil-tho Sued- ish foreign minister expressed .he opinion that he ought to trans mi jj Gorman telegram concerning the cull population ot Klao Chow (the former German fortress in the Chinese penin- sula of Swedish Comment Stockholm, Sept. H.-ItelerrlnB to the exposure of (lie communications lent to Germany through the Swedish minister in Argentine, the social to draw special atten- tion lo the acrionsncss of 'he case, as, if the accusations are true, the Swed- ish minister. Locwon. Is hope- lessly compromised ami the country s honor stained. The matter Is EO much because obviously there were willing helpers at Stockholm. The Conservative Uagblart sarcas llcally advises Argentine If the chare., cs are "true to follow the majority of Ihe South American states III a cour- sgeous allla.lco with tho entente, anil New Estimate Now Made of Germany's Man Power Russians New At tack on liukowinian Frintiei With Some Success BRITISH fronts. Icatlon lines of commun- d In lac interior 'Wlfc'oo 'a'asT'of' 1S17 called out tMarch-S-ovcmucr 1910, lylu .jvll 'JUU. j.-iu, November to March 101 hospitals, MO.OOO. JOSEPH HANDFIELD The Montreal bandit, who comltled suicide when chased by a police posse at Lachutc, Que., Sunday. under Ircaimen AinMFN Total i Tt fleures account for all the WIN IN FIGHTS I rac'n culled oulV to the 1-rcscnt tor _________ 'I service as follows: Trained mobiliz- ed immediately on the outbreak of Berlin, Sept. ll.-Russlan force, have begun an olfenslve agalnal the JlllBtro German forces soufacast 01 the Austrian crownland ol DuVowlna. Austro-German general stali s ales Ihc llussians ohtaincd only local ad- vantage near Solka. British Statement. London, Sept. was local fighting between British and German Hie war me war I.JWU.UUK. (compensatory) reservists caned out, August. 1911. to February. 13U ROO- 000 Class of 1014 recruils called out November, 1SH. to January, 450000. First bat. of unlralnel land- 'JV' nf K'lT. Total ln.500.000. The total male resources of Ger- many since the beginning of hostili- ties, including the yearly classes ot recruits up to 1MO number about 11.- 000 000. Those called up number GOO.OOO. The remainder are account- Iho outbreak or cd for as follows: .JnlralneJ Krsat. .Tho remaining portion ol the c ass Kcrcnsky lias Force at Work Tearing Tip Hallway Lines (u Hamper Operations of Rebel General Hinl His Small Appeals lo People (o Remain Calm und.Assist Him. 15 VLTIC FLEET REMAINS TRUE TO KTJSSI A'S PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT UUU. r n ai strum called the beginning _ _. ni___IfilX I Local Member yiiofomly De- nounces New ment Is Defeated fighting ucniueii forces last night In dm neighborhood ot Vlllcrel. on the Somme front, tho war department announced to- dty. Tlii teit o[ Ihe statement "We caplurcd a lew prisoners last night In Ihe course ot local flghllng In the neighuorhooa of Vllleret, south- .2t of llarglcourt. "The hostile artillery activity- con- tinued to the cast of Yprcs during the early part of the nlghl." Air Activity. l.onaon, Sept. the last .tew owing to unfavorable weather, says the Tiritlsli official statement, "operations by our naval aircraft have been restricted. However, one enemy strum cauuu --o-------- 1915 Class 1015 called out May-July. J50.000. neniainder of untrained landstrum called ou the mnnlll. Class 1916, j no rcniaiiiiiJs fui nun "i ot 1915 awaiting call, 130.000; class ot 1920 still uncalled, -ir.O.OUO; men em ployed as indlsrienialjlo In industries and administrations iOOJO; men un able to reach Germany men entirely eicmpted owing lo physical disability- Recruits of the 1920 class cauuot be called legally until they attain Ihclr ITlh birthday... -fiio publication of telegrams which come American agent must hive stol en the cipher given to the American lircss- before bilas handed lo the Kwed'ish legation at Washington-is a method Inconsistent with traillllona diplomatic courtesy. Tho words aooii c-iposlne connections which exist be (wccn Germany and Sweden are con sldcref. a gross and wilful insult to the Swedish government, only slightly mi- tigated by (he phrase, "at least n what concern? the respective legations In Argentine." A HOW FOR RELIEF TllUcns are renueBtcil to keep In mind the tag lo be held oh Salur. day of this week. In aid of the Me-nch wounded emergency fund. This fun.l. one of Iho most worthy of the man) war (nncls, is (or tho of the. ilesll- tnlo people ot Franco whoso homes have been devastated by the inva.lers nml for tho and dependents of Krench wounilod. PROTEST ORDER. Winnipeg, Sepl. lwo hunnrcd pallcnls of Iho Military Con- valescent hosnUals failed lo comply last night with rcBulatlons which call for the men to bp In ho hospitals by H slBted thai this ncllon was taken by (ho returned men as a protest nnalnst the order, and that they took this means of forc- ing an opporlunlty lo present their Uore an odlclal board ol Ottawa, Sept. A. Buchanan, of Lclhbrlflgc, followed Sir Robert Dorden in the debate on the franchise bill yesterday. He- opened Bis spefich by saying that he was one ot the Lib- erals who had voted with the govern- mcnt on the military service bill. .In 'his constituency were many citizens who would lose their franchisee. He had (jone'lo I the alms of Canada ana'Great BrltaIn In and urged them, to remain loyal to their adopted, country. it I the bill passes, he would have to tell them Canada, had biuxen her solemn pledge. They, had done their part. Mr. Buchanan said that not only would the government he break- ing the pledse to these people by pass- ing Ihe measure, but they were rcpud- ilallng the Western Liberals who had supported (hem In the military ser- vice bill. The government .was forc- ing this bill through. whicu was not a war measure. .It was a slap in the [face to the weslem Liberals. Will, reference to the enfranchise- ment of female relatives of eoldlcrs at Ihe front. Mr: Huchanan thought that the "government should go further- Women were working in munition fac- I lories here In Cnnada, others were ilrlvlne oiitoraoblles, trucks and doing nthsr war work. Tliey should bo Ivon the vote too. They were mak IE war sacrifices. 'Every woman vho had done patriotic work should e granted the franchise, he Sir Wilfrid's amendment was do enled by 16 to si. and a later one by lion. Wra, Pugiley was beaten bj 17 to 31. Hugh Guthrle, South Well- nelon was the only Liberal who vol ed wllh the government. Attacks Northcllffe Ottawa, Sept. the ses- sion ot the house of r.ommous Mon- day Hon. Charles Murphy remarked thnt synchronous with the action of the government In bringing In. cloiure, was tho presence, on tho door of the house, ol Lord Northcllflo, who, he stated, had wrecked the Liberal party in Eng- land and nrlvcn Asqullh from the cab- inet. It was singularly appropriate, said ilr. Murphy, Insl Ixird North- cllffo should have been present at the second reading ot a franchise bill which was designed to thwart Ihe people's will. Mr. Murphy said the bill was working a "deliberate Injustice' In granting the void to Ihe female re- lallv-cs of soldiers at the front and dis- franchising women who were Just as loyal as any. Mr Huih Qi.thrle, Liberal member for a' Wellington; declared his. In- lentlon of voting f6rthe neaiure. U was not, he said, poislble lo poll the full soldiers' vote. The men who had itlod been tnXen or wound- ivl were entitled lo be represented it the polls, and K Jld not re- celvo support of boili sines of he houso It ought lo It- Heferrlng 10 the rtlsnnnllftcalWn o( aliens, Mr. Outhrlo cited Instances which had come lo hi! personal of men n Canada of German origin wno adailt- led their sympatny tor (he' German rauso "I do not he said, "hat'the men til. kill seeks 10 disfranchise will takeMflou, of- fense. They do not want lo be ton scripted and I do not think they wan to bo put In the deilc.te position of having lo vote." shot down and alrcrait BHUI- another was driven down out of con- have ben dropped on the Ilouttave airdrome but owing to the bad visibility the result could not bo observed. All our machines returned satcly." French Statement "There is only one logical tlon. that of the pope. There are more Catholics In this war thau any other denomination. One third of lire Ger- man people and ninety live per cent, of the Trench soldiers at the trout are Catholic The one non-partisan In- fluence' which coul'1 lo bear on all countries alike is that of the pope." Frencn ataicment Paris. Sept. li. French raiding parties last night penetrated Ihe.Ger man lines In the region southeast Father Dmmmond Says Ger- man People Don't Want, Change of Govt. Port Arthur; ;0nt., Sept. Father Ixmis Drummond of Edmonton College. Edmonton, in a lecture at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church FUEL BE KEPI ....drews Koman .took for his popes letter Veace." .HeNaJd.ftat there ban been man lines in mu tver tne Vauialllon and north o( the Casque m, mA m to tell how the Champagne, the French war "e-j Wilson's reply partme'nl' announced today. German showed -a suppes were destroyed and French madR a number ol prisoners. German aviators during the night dropped hombs In Ihc region ot Dun- kirk. Some- of the missiles struck a hospital anil wounded five women. Tlie teit ot the statement follows: "Enemy surprise attach north or Jouy and northeast ot Cemy wsre rc- pulseil by our We ottected raliis into the' German lines in.lho region southeast of Vauxaiilon and in the Champagne to the north of the Casni.e. We destroyed supplies ana made prls- oners. i "Our oallerlcs took under fire ene- r- my troops soulh ot Juslincourt. "On both hanks ot the Meuse (Ver- dun-reglon) Ihcro was Intermittent ar- tillery fighting. "Tl.o night was calm on the rest ol the front. "Last night Gorman aviators bom- barded the region ol Dunkirk. Eombs fell on a hospital where five women were wounded.1' ITealQCnt 11 iisuii J ju ack of knowledge of exlsllne condlt ons in Germany. "Ho takes for said >ath cr "that the'German peo pie want to cha.iBC Iheir form of gov ,_ They are A. MRgrqlh Says No Unwar- ranted Increase Will Be Allowed Ottawa, Sept C. A. Tllegralh Canadian fuel- controller, has issued warning to coal dealers (hat they nr not to increase prices now that wlnle. Is approaching, without first muting representations lo him. "The coal dealers, I am ho de- clared "understand that they are not lo increase prices without first mak- ing reprcseulatioos to me as to the 1 ernniyui., jiroud ol their present government. ng grounds on which they would Justify IJkUUU V- After three years of war, the allies groun such a step. The department o! labor a ____ i_ ...i.U iVin nrml ellll. rtiicr inicu jt.ui" have not gained an Inch o German is keeping in touch wllh the coal situ IIH.> u nut -___-- ground and as for the starving nut ot Ihe country it seems of Ihc mob than Ido in the me rlgni 01 mu MJUU tnnu divine right ol kings, are we sure that Oivme rlgni 01 ----i "j WiEti to added Mr. ilagralh, democracy is the best lorm ol gov- T haTO cvery confidence In the erriment? Abraham Lincoln at Get- desire o! coal dealers of Canada lysburg said the civil war will decide dea] >vllh Cusl0mers, and Pelrosrad, Sept. Kornlloff has ordered his troops lo detrain at the railroad station at Dno and to march on and bs- slege the city of Ts'.rograd. Gov- ernment infantry is moving out ot the capital to oppose rior- niloffa General Denlkln, commaniier nl the Huislin armies on the sooth- weslcrn front, has teleurcphed to Premier Kcrensky that he Intends to support Gen. Kornllolf. Stay With Govt. London. Septe. adnjir ally per wireless Hussion received here this afternooi and" signed by the nusslan i., onllre Uilllc tleet, with its staff officers, has unanimously laced itself on the aide ot Ihe pro- istonal government. Orders Neutrality, reirograd. Sr-pi. Lieut. Gen. Dmilri Stcherbatchell, commander of he Russian forces on the. Rumanian rout has ordered his armies and also he Odessa military district lo take no part in the -conlllct, at the same time remaining true to the provisional government. Do Away With Govt. Petrograd. Sept. to (lie council ol soldiers' and workmen s delegates Premier Kerensky's reasons for desiring the appointment ol a dlr ectory M. Skobeleff. the'minister o labor, said provisional Ecvemmen was incapable of. dealing with ,the s: nation, as some of its members Were Germanophile, an9 at an hour when was threatened with dis- astcrlne premier believed it necessary lo lake Ihe power into his own hands and get rid of the present government. The arrest of cerlai.l persons, In- cluding Vladimir Purishkcvich. a known reactionary under the old re- gime, is expected. No particular animation was notice- able yesterday until the evening when the evening newspapers made their appearance and were eagerly bought appears as though the plan to cre- ate a'directory has been abandoned by the getrosrad authorities. Premier's Stalemt-nt. Pelrojrad, Sept. ll.-CBrltlsh ad- ilralty per wireless Kercnaky today lisued a Ion addressed to tho army and Heel, and the nation and also lo the com- mittees of tho armies at the front otulinlng the attempted coup of (ornlloir through M. LvoII and the measures that had been taken as a result. Regarding Gen. Lokonuky the premier says: "The chief of stall Gen. Lokouisky, also Proved a tfallor. He refused to carry out the provisional government's order o assume command of the armies In view of Gen. Kornilolfs dismissal, in- dicating to the provisional lyaourc saiu LUU whether government ot the people for the people, uy the pcoplfc shall perish rom tho earth. This policy has corno o mean government of the people (or he politicians by the politicians re- gardless of the people's wellare. o: the recent Itussian revolution, Father Drummonrt hart Ihls lo say. rule of tho Czar war nndouht- Ottawa, July ing Day will (all on Monday, Oc- tober 3. the official declaration of the secretary of lUte department given out today. Owing to on the part of the department offic- ial: or newspaper men, It an- nounced in many ol the papers lhat Thanksgiving Day would be on October 1. However, the of- ficial statement of Ihe state de- partment shows this lo have been an error. TO Oeiti lairn particularly those ot small means. After eiprusiing his keen deslra to leave the coal dealers as far as pos- sible unhampc'rcd by offlclal restric- tions, Mr. Jiairalh concludes: "I expect unr fuel dealers to put me in a my having to force the to say to the public rule of tho Czar war undouht- siluatlon passes cdly bad, but Ihe sweetness ol the neiv teclim ot Ollr business republican order of things Is far (rom mc[ [holr resuonslblll- i orB.i.i'" general patriotic spirit reality. It Is a mylh. In the so-called bloodless revolution we learn Irom an nuthcntlc source that there were 395 persons besides the allgcd Proto popoff killed In the streets of Petro- grad on Ihe first day of the revolution "President Father Drum- mond said, "is a clover man and al- thoueh one of the finest philosophers in the world, 'tl.o Catholic church, Is nolWnc but. a phrase-mon- ger President Wilson has never been to Europe and his views are not cosmopolllan. "Is speeches and let- those engaged in -looking after the country's fuel supply." JUST A" RUMOR London. Seul. Swedish Af- tonbladet says -the at Copenhagen of Iho Exchange Tele- graph publishes n rumor emanating from who Iia.e ar- rived at the Swedish capital from Pe- trogrnd that Premier Korensky has been killed by a -member of the Dol- The rumor could not be- con- WER'S ftME Rumor That Quebec Premie May Lead Liberals In Canaua Now conclusion ot a enarate peace. The government is ow in fun agreement with tho eiccu- Ivc ol the workmen's deputies for aking measures for the crushing ot he counter-revolutionary plot Instil- uled by traitors to their .fatherland. After announcing KorniloII and stating that he would be punished for treachery, the proc anisl Kornilolfs attempts to direct Individual military detach, ments to Petrograd most decisive steps have been taker.. The proclamation refers to the statement of the iers' deputies, suggesting that thu army aid navv ignore commands is- rby Generals Kornllolf and Loko- -sand adds: "All of the army.or- ganisations should give the govern- support in their struggle against coun- n 1 calm and firmness an3 to use ev- eierllon in tho struggle with the today received' deput-illon ot Cossacks oops, who said they considered it el? nalriolic duty to prevent c ml ar and lo lend their support In the. ontlif-t between Kerensky and Gen. Wlh'l'hls object in Tlew a deputat-' nwlii leave lor army headnimrtora avlng reached an agreement. wlUi I. Kcrensky. Ttarina Up i- Government oltlclals Me he railway tracks at Semrmo. 40 crsll from I'etrograd, lay the approach of Gen. Kornllo If, roops. A special tram which ten troKrad during the nlsht tor Sem- Tarried the chiefs' of mrtmenls a large staff o! and represen.atives of.the ell of worklngmen's and soldier, cosmopolitan, tcrs show him to be completely Ignor- ant of the atmosphere of Germany Concluding, Itev. Father Drummond- LOCAL bvOTAriRST DRAFT NOT LARGE Montreal, Sept. ll.-Thc Daily Slar pu'ollshca a Bpeclal il patch from. Quebec City stating h Sir I.omar Gouln, premier of Quebc is i ated bv rumor as Sir Wllfr aurler's successor not only as.heau f the provincial Liberal parlr of the ouse of commons, but also .as- the of the entire Liberal party. "Sir Lomer has been occep.ed by he Ontario and maritime prov nces, t Is said, hut the west Is undecided, according lo the Star's dispatch .which colds "II Is expected Sir Lomers dlp- oma'cy will assure him the entire ,n IS PRICE Official pronouncement that the Mil- itary Service Act will go Into force at an early date Is given today In an ex- planatory announcement by tho min- ister of Justice at Ottawa. The an- nouncement appears as an advertise- ment In another part of todays Issue of tho Herald. It states that the first cull will be limited to men belween 20 and 34 who were unmarried or wl- dovers without children on July 6th, 1917 This Is lhe first public Intimation of an nmdal character mado with Iho purpose of prcpaMng the public lor the enforcement of the act. Following today's announcement, there will be Issncd shortly a proclam- ation announcing the diy On which bachelors ami widowers referred lo will he called oul lo Join, Ihc U Is expected thai this date will M In the neighborhood of October 1, on or before that date all mes of the first report at- flrst. As many of these have already been rejected for military un- nincss, and as many others aro cngng- eil In the Industries most likely lo be exempted, Incli.illng agriculture, min- ing and transportation, II Is consider- ed likely that Lelhbrldge's quota for tho first draft will probably be not the fact that l-elhbrldic has already sent more than 1300 o[ her sons lo the front out of a populr.- Ifon ol 12.000, It is not surprising thai but a small number will be available here II Is also to bo rcrjcmbered Lethhrldge has n most cosmopolitan population. The pcrcentago of alien enemy citizens hero Is large, while many belong lo neutral coun- Chlcajo, Sepvn. Word receMed thit Cimdl had fixed 1J.20 a maximum prioe to respond with government in tne UnlUd iiatei on made upTillcallon for exemption. Just how Ihc calling oi Iho .first dntl will aflcct a nucs lion which Is much discussed on tho slrcels these days. The general opln Ion seems lo bo that, Lclhbrldsc .WH -u about 200 men who will kayo lo o the MARKETS, Spot wheit Spot oall October October October flax. ....222 WEATHER Low and warmw. tries. 01 Hio Americans, many ot those between 21 and 39 hnvc register ed across lhe. line and have been dratted. The following figures show lhe way In 'which thf census figures of were made np on Xovcmbe English, 2327 Scotch, I03C; Austrian. American, 636; Russian, [rjah. 201; Italian, 125' Chinese, IIS; Jews, 102; Hungar- ian 06; Swedes, 75; Germans, 70; French. 61; Greeks, 30; Norwegians, 37; Uoliemtona, 25; 9; Belgian. S; Swlse. 7; Xctroia, 6, Ar- menians, Nationality unknown, 317- total, These'figures show that the men of military ige representing-moro than WOO of populallon will bo "empt ow- ing lo their enemy origin. Thus I-eth- brldne's nuots Is considerably decreis- CJin letter to t'ae Board of Trade re- ceived today, B. 1- Nowcombe deputy minlsler of Justice, urges employers to learn as soon M possible those of Ms employees who cxempled on Ine ground unntness In order Capt. .Inll-i Hcnshaw, one of Ih9 most lecturers on the War will visit Lcthbridge on SAurday ov- enlng ofthlB wcck.-whon sho will de- liver her lecture, Illustrated, under Iho auspices of lhe Sir Alexander Gait chspte', o. U. V... The place of ho lecture will bo announced In alcr Issue. Cipt. Henshaw, one of the lorempst workers In the war, haa been leei urlng t cities In Canada recently on life be- hind the Canadian fronl, inn on other vitally Interesting lopl.CT of tho war Capl. Henshaw Is an Inspiring apeaX er, and her lecture, folly illvslrated should bs heard bf a larie nuruber d people Saturday ever-lBg. BACK TO Atnslerdam, Sepl.; William has relumed (o PMrfam from says a (JerBM otflclal sialement today' Kornilotl's Slkaya which was formerly stationed as rakoff and consists of Georgians and Tther Caucasus tribesmen, I, rd to hove occupied Wr.lzs, or L tile Vyrayn, on the railway. 51 vcrsts from Pclrograi Joins "Rebels" Petrograd. Guclt- kotf the Octobrlat leader, who for- mer y held tho positions of preslrtent of the Duma, chief of the munitions bureau, and minister of rograd on Saturday tor 'the, Riii- slan Held headnuarlers. Petrograd, Sept. X council of. nil embassador., mclud- those representing neural coun- I c3 was Held lale this, afternoon which a sltuallon.was dlscuajed aboirl which all informitlon ,-was rejusrt. ollowlng the meetlni the ambaisa- ors from the entente nations held a pnrate conference. Marching on Capital. I Petrogrnd, Sept. ll.-Accordlnj cporls Irom the winter palace, wherj he government council In on this afternoon, a considerable orce of supporters ol General Korn- olf already have pansed Luja on to Petrograd. Kovernment efnses lo make a slalenient, but For- Ign Minister Terestchenko InJprmn he Associated fmt that he list the Kornlloft (ofccs consist of. only a hundred. men. The torn' ,nd railroad station at are railroad'tracV belween Petrograd bMii lorn up In gangs belOB ceased on the wort all nlglii-V On the Petrc-rraJ Lnga are forces which lo Jar hars: stood firm for the government. KornHotfa main support, apoeart (Cbntlnned on Pago ;