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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIOOK. ALBEBTA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 15. 1917 NUMBER 234 AMESTED-THE CRISIS IS SETTLED AR'F. GETTING CONSCRIPTION MACHINERY INTO OPERATION AT ONCE PRICE-ON FIRST U. S. PRISONER British Headquarter. In Frlliee and Belgium, Associated German gtrural commanding the Re- serve dlvhion, recently put of 400 mark, on the first Amwl- can soldier brought In dead live 19 hit llnee. Official Statement Sweden Must Give Belter Explana lion of Crisis. Argentine Minister Sweden is Given "Holiday" on Account of Sickness. London. Sept. Rober Cecil, minister of blockade, In hi wllli Associated Press discussed the Swedish revelations briefly, Indicating that the statement issued hy Iho Swedish foreign office was not entirely aallsfcctory lo the British government. "Sweden's he Bald, "seems to imply lhat nol only have liey never compiled tho assur- given us in Iho early days ot the war, but also lhat they never In- tended lo comply with them. That Is B. rather astonishing situation. Dill aside from Ihls there Is another point which tbcy do not seem lo have got -clear iu their minds yet. namely, that it was a quite improper proceeding to send code telegrams of a uelllger- cnt nation. To put II mildly that was the real impropriety." Lord Cecil lurried lo a filo of quo tattons from German newspapers con- cerning the Swedish disclosures and added- "The German comment on the Incident Is chiefly Interesting as throwing additional light on the un- changed mentality of ihe German rul- ing classes German editors' see- nothing astonishing or .veil Improper Force Back Make French, Retake Trenches. CONDITIONS OF EXEMPTION ARE MADE PUBLIC iVide Basis of Exemption for First Examining Men Now in Trib- Von Eckhirdt, IB Mexico, Says He Did Not Use Sweduh Charge as Go-Between Meiiop City, Sepl. lo.-IIelnrlch on EcVhardl, the German minister o Mexico last night made a slate- nenl denying everylhlng In connec- lon wllh the disclosures from.'Wash- nglon that ho had been employing a former Swedish charge d'affaires to convex Information lo tho Berlin for- eign office. Von Eckhardt declared thai he had never sent any communi- cation recommending Cronholm for a decoration Ills services to Ger- Von Eckhardt further declared that no did not know Cronholm personal- ly, only having1 mel him at diplomatic receptions or through Ihe pfllces of EcUrardl rnBk'cs'Ua'''completc denial "of every thing In connection wllh the "ash Canadians Holding End Well An Front lip Their recep Introducers of ambaseadojj. such unals to Be Announced Shortly. !n the tion lo .without ington disclosures and in-reply'to an assertion that Washington proof ot his that this was-merely an'Ameriein Intrigue lor Ihe purpose ot carting 5 discredit representatives.; of Germany. Laughi at Deiliai.'; St. m U1U I leavlhj; trace.'-', _Tho German ruling classes cui'iiiiii." cf '-heir minds iiiat r.shL....-H there Is "any .obscure military advan- tage 16 ho gained hy "sinking with- out trace" no olicr consideration ent- ers their mind. "I take it that Ihe remedying ol this twisted mental -attitude is what we all ventured Into this war lo ac- complish." German Comment Amsterdam, Sept. three "messages sent by Count Luxburg to tho German foreign office through the Swedish legation have finally hecn pcrmlttnil to be published In the German press. The Kolnische ZollunK says thai H Is easy to understand.lliat the publica- tion of these dispatches In Argentine has made an unpleasant Impression anil lhat President Wilson nan so far probably been sjiccsssful wiiii manocuvcr. but adds that they can only ho rightly judged II it Is not for gotten that they were secret mess ages In code anil Ihi.l It future mess ages ot Iho entente diplomacy could he read sllll more drastic expressions would be encountered. Itcgardini the phase in ono ol Count Luxburg's dispatches nbout syklng stcamJhlps without leaving a'trace Ihe pipe lamely argues thai the expression do not mean sinking a ship wllh al hands, but so sinking her thai military mishaps might avoided, as, for example., concealing tho fact from other ships thai she was sunk bya submarine and.not by a mine. Rflurns to 1 London, Sept. 15.-Count A. Wran- tel Ihe Swedish minister to Great Britain and Ihu Countess Wrangel "eft London lousy for Ihe continent on a two leave ol absence. Count Wrnni'.l yesterday had n long confer- ence with LorJ Robert Cecil, Iho Brit- ish under secretary for foreign attalrg presumably on thfl subject ot tho Swcdlsh-Argenilnan rtlsclosuies. W. F. Boslrnem, consular agent of Iho Swedish legation here, will take charco during Couiil.'WransoU ab- Granted a "Holiday." Stockholm, Sept. HJalmar Socialist le-lder, writes In-'ho Socialist Demokralcn lhat Baron the Swedish minister In. Buenos Aires, will'bo granted a holiday hecnmc ot sickness. "Thle Is the he acids, who .sclod-aa a telegraph scent lo Stock- 1 holm from lluenos Aires xwllhoul con- slderlng'lho" conlenls of nveisdgen re- ceived, (nil Ilils Insufficient" BIQ WINDSOR FIRE. Windsor, Onl., Sopl. which had Us origin from a blasl o( natural gns ycslcrdny dcslroycrt Iho dry goods slock ot A..CI. and W. B, Hclllncer and slightly" damaged adjoining bnsl neaa places, causing total estimated damage ol 135.000.________ GIRLS FOR ELEVATORS. Victoria. B. 0., Sepl. ihlrly girls anil women employed a munitions worMra by Vlclorla Mochlnory Uepol nro securing Jobs a elevator operators, replacing -lap aneso fooya, following. Ihc complctlo ol munitions contracts hero. Isler'Von" EcVhardtlsJ denial, that ho nmd cham In Mexico City for transnmini io Germany, or that he had wrilten a etter. rtcommenahig.'an award for hose services, aroused no anilely at ho state department, There oflclalB, llhough surprised sweepiaj de- lal consider that their investigation ctermined auUmhHdty of the dls- losnres and th.t'Von EckianJt's let- er speaks for T Sept. force yesterday defeated the German troop oh Ihe road to on the nig: front, and occupied Iho 'small town o Kromhorg. Ihe Russian war office an nounced today. The Russians also 0( cupled Ihe towns ot Keitiena and SIS ccral, which had been held by tho Ger mans. British Advance London, Sept. 15- Diltlsh troop last night made a Blight advance o Ihe Belgian front, east nl Wcathock and improved Ihcir positions, accord Ing lo the official statement issued t day. A strong Gcrmsu detachmen Which attempted to regain Jho groun captured by the Driu'sh 11-. day northeast of St. Julian was dis- persed hy artillery fire. The test ol tho statement reads: "In Ihe course of Ihe night we Im- proved our posillons siighlly east of Wrslhoek. A strong party of Ihe ene- my yesterday evening attacked Ihe ground gained by us during the day norlheast ol SI. Jultcn. As they ad- vanced to attack, the Germans-were caught in nur artillery barrage and were dispersed. French Statement. Paris, Sept. French. forces at rer a battle list night ejected lire Germans from a greater part ol the trenches'which, Ihey had- occupied of sector, the Ottawa Sepl. 15 Exemption from service, ucder the Military Scrvico Act may be claimed on eight separate grounds. Tho forms of application which win be available at post offices throughout-' the Dominion In tho course ot i fw days, make this clear. The grounds are: (1) Importance ol continuing employment In habitual occupation. (2) Importance of continuing employment as lor which he Is specially qualllled. (3) Imiiortance of continuing education or training. (41 Szriou hardship owing to exceptional financial obligations. (5) Serious hardship owlne to eiceptlonal business obllgallons, 16) Serious hardship ou'lng to exceptional domestic position. (7) 111 health or Inflrmlty- (S) Adherence to religious denomination, ot which the articles DARING BANDITS Batlls deck, MKh.. Sept. nuiomoliilc bandits drove Into tho of Climax, about 12 miles south of Battlo Creek, early today, cut all wires, held up the villagers and Llew open the safe al Ihe state bank. They got away with J7.000. It took four charges of explosives and an hour's lime lo accomplish tho work. J REBEL LEADERS i. POLICE of faith forbid combatant service. The form-la-drafled much after the stylo of a ballot paper. The applic- int for exemption is renulred to plate .L cross opposite the grounds on which the claim Is made. His case will then go to the local tribunal lu which proof In support will be sub- mitted. -Application for exemption may he adc not only-hy the man himself but his employer or a nenr relative. Great Britain claims for exeiap- on on the gromid ol a man being in- spensable In occupation arc nerally Iho employer, who ppeals to on behalf of s men. It if felt that such a claim best .er'-made by the employer, n any a man claiming essen- al occupation '.would need "ie support of au> employer to his aim. earlier 'lu tho Wood-In-the Verdun French war offta announced today Two surprise itltcks UiuiKhed hy the Germans north of Prosnes, In the Champagne region, were-repulsed by Ihe French. The ten of the state ment followi: "In Champagne we repulsed tw, surprise attacks made by Ihe enetn; north ot Prosnes. was grea activity of the artillery of both side. In Ihe renlon, of Cornelet and 3Ionti Blond. (CONTIITOED ON PAGE S) Reported by Steamers-Coming Into American ping Is Threatened An Allanllc Fart. Sept.. Drll- ing a wireless B. O. S. call came slating lhat a belni .shelled by a German sabmmiine, the location hclng 66 miles eaat' of Nantiokel Llshtshlp. The-name of the. ship attacierl did not come clear, only the word presniably the half of the name, swing caaiht- Addltlonal Information lhat a snb- marine was in Ihe wetlem' Atlantic, was brought hy another British liner which arrived here loday trim an English port. Officers ot the liner said they had been. Instructed to watch out tor neirlng Iho American coast. There are a number ol both sail and, steam, of tfc word "Abbey" Is a part of their B.SMS now engaged In Atlantic trade. Canadian Soldiers Are Not Sub to Unusual Tempta- tions in London. of NEW CHAPLAIN. Toronto, Sept. Rev; Prof. Wai er Ellis, M. A., B.D., of LattratT Hall 'ancouver, who hu attlng in Chnrch here for he slimmer, accepted the appoint ent an honorary chaplain to aval and marine Institutes of or Vancouver 'and will be Virltnly In The forms of military report are quaUy simple. Theso will be used, >y men who do not wish to claim CONTROL SLUGAR NOW Washington, Sepi. a presi- dential proclamation loday the entire sugar industry In Ihe United Slates was placed under tho food adminis- tration to be conducted under a license system which will control manufac- ture, distribution, and Importation, CHANG'S WIFE DEAD Fckln, Sepl. Feng, wife of Fen Kwo Chang, president o tho erpubllc, died tonight at the presl dentfal palace after a long Illness o fever. EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS Washington, dls patches today from Bogota, Colombia, say the earth shocks which began [here August 28, continued Intermit- tently until Sepl. 13. Several build- ings were damaged and persons were killed. KornilofT and Lokomeky Held By Government and Will Likely Be Punished. uy men uu nui mon LU CONDITION O exemption. They avoid the necessity Washinglon, Sept. person uulll such comptroller of as-a-recrult is called _up for service. dav ,ssued a call [or The declaration reads: "I hereby reporl myscll tor mill- ary service. I will report myself for duty when called upon by notice mail- ed to me at Blanks follow for Ihe name and ad- dress ol thn recruit, his status wheth- er a bachelor or a widower, his pres- out occupation and the name and ad- dress of his employer. Doth classes ot terms are now in the hands ol the printer and will be distributed Immediately Ihey are available. CONDITION OF BANKS Unlled the currency to- day Issued a call for the condition of. all national banks of the United States at the close ol business Tuesday, Sepl. 11. THIRTEEN KILLED. Ottawa, Sept. twenty-nine western Canadians named-in today's noon casually list, thirteen have lost ON PAGE PASSED Hear Lecture] Tonight Ixindon, Sept. neuter's Ottawa represenlallve of Reuler's Inquired al Canadian head- uarters In Undon as lo Ihe foundat- on for the stalement made in Tor- ralo by Rev. Dr. Chown, that Canad- in soldiers were submlttedjo irrealer emptallon In London than .they should be called on to bear, and that mailer called for action by, Hie British government .responsible Canadian officer nald: "The stalement is absolutely ab- surd. Canadian soldiers. In England would Indignantly deny II. -They havo Ottawa, Sepl. 10 minutes last 2 this morning, the commons divided on Dr. Neely's amendment to the motion for third reading on the war-limes election act. The amend ineni, which declared lhat Ihe bill should be referred hack to commit tee and disfrauchlsemenl provisions struck oul of Ihe act, was rejected on a vote of S3 lo 33, a government ma Jbrity ot 20. J. A. Uarretl, ot "Berthler, voled with Ihc opposlllou, and H. H. Mac lean, Qucens-Sudunry; Hugh Gulhrl and A. Champagne, opposition men ber's, voted wllh the government. settQnil division tvns Ihen taken, th third, reading being- adopted by 63 t government majority ot 21. In The Senate. Oliawa. Sepl. senate hel very brief silting this morning at which the war times elections act, liven ils third niiiins at in early ,iour loday In Ihe confmons, was ex- plained to Ihc members ol the upper house by Sir James Lougheed, leader of the government. After tho explanation of Ihc hill. Its further consideration was deferred until Monday when Senator Hoglock, leader of the opposition, will open the debato on the- second reading of the bill. mmm A big attendance Is locked fir at the lecture tonlghl by Cipt Julia Henihaw, in Knox church, on the war. A collection is to be taken In aid of the French wound- ed emergency fund. [Dynamiters Planned to Blow Up Prominent People, One Confession Now Eight Quarts for Demand Very Heavy And High. Montreal, Sept. of Ihe al- leged dynamiters, 'Joseph Tremblay, wto was committed to jail a couple of diys ago for contempt ot court be-. cause he would not answer questions put to him in the witness hoi by the crown counsel In the.- preliminary hearing-In Elite Lalumiere's case, again yesterday refused to talk and was sent back lo. Jail by Judge Saifff Cyr. Tremblay made two" confessions, one on Sepl. 5, and the other Sept- 7, according .lo evidence .given yes- terday atternon by Slenograjlher Cuaon. The confessions' were allowed In the court record. The scheme, he said. Included the proposed blowing up of Sir. Ilobert Sorden, Sir Joseph Flavelle, Sir William Mackenzie, Sir, Donald Jlann and General B. Wilson, been well trailed and looked after .who have gnardcd them from cill asjf they had been tlielr own children. As a mailer of fact London is no worse lhan olher of Ihe large We have had Ihe kindly Interest of the British government; who have k-lv'en our men every possible guid- ance and warning. It is nol the first lime thai this matter has been brought up, and It reflects unworth- or Vancouver and will w Bellamy in Drougni rested In his new office Sunday eren- Hy on oar (eellngs of gratitude io the rtf British people." More Stirring Stories of Heroism at The Front !ept. 15, OL-11.1ft duties 1ml went out iin vl gtlirfni Blor-idcr heavy fire lo search for and al- ieVVhVrorsi clal Qaiette la annomncrag the iward of eleven Crones. One of these Is Uo splendid.record of 01 the Medical H reads: WMndvf Noel ClinMte, later of tho Medicsl severely wounded early In .the whilst carrying a wounded soldier to Ihe drcslng slntion, Cnplaln Chtraiso rc- fusc.1 to leave his post, and for two days nol only continued to berlorm and'faint wllh his wonnds, iifthled a number of badly sia-'cvcr dlfflcuH around. energy and Inspiring eisaple were In strumental In recorerlng many, wc-jv.d cd men who would otherwlst nndJubt cdly have soccumbcn. This and gallant offlccr subsefliWnUy died of his wouiids." (CONTINUED ON PAOB E10HT) London, Sepl. Renter's Oltswa Jewish regiment been eslabllshen- with -headnuar- tts In London, Ihe training caaip be- ng situated In the south of England Voluntary applications aro flowing in from all over the United Kingdom and many more from Ihe conlincnl, whllo lundrcils of Iransfera from other un- ts of Iho Drlilsh army arc 'or. Special concessions will be, granle'd this regiment by Die.war ol flee, Ineliidlng kosher food during [raining. Slilk jumped inlprice today lo eight quarts for 51.00, or cents a quart, with cream" advancing correspond- ingly. Scarcity of milk and the increase In the price of hay, grain and labor Is given as (he reason for the increase. For some .time the milk men have been they have nol been making expenses-'al the prices they havu been nine quarts for the raise In price Is tho result. There Is no nonbt lhat milk Is a scarce; article; 'In Lelhbrldgc. Ship menls ..'are. continually being made rom .Calgary, end in some cases from draontoiK The demand IB very hcavj wing to the Increasing population o he clly and Iho supplv Is nol'keeping p with H. The heavy demand is In partly offset by tho large number o owfi now In Iho town herd, thcr eing nboul 300 at Ihe present lime V lirgo number of Iheso will, hott ,vcr bo disposed of bctoro winlcr, an ho call on Ui6 milk vendors wll hen he heavier than ever. ?n Win nlpcg the city has taken slops to co rol Ihe milk supply. ona ann .0. 0. C. of the Montreal district. Alio 'were mentioned lhu names ot Hon. Ibert Sevlgny, P. K. fllondln, tie ffico of the Gazelle, the atrie and La Presse...... Alter the theft of the dynamlle, remWay had to carry the dynamite nd place It. Tremblay put the dyna- nlle three feet from the corner-o( he house, saying to himself, "that Fight for Political Power Settled by Reorganiutiva of Cabinet Petrograd, SepL KorauV loff, leader of the recent rebellion against Iho provisional government, and General Lokomtfcy, lha command-- er of Iho northern front, who refused tjo lake command ot the Russian arm-' les after Kornilo'ft was deposed, been arrested. CRISIS SOLVED Petrograd, Sepl. politi- cal crlils has been solved all night conference. II was announced the Russian official news agency. A new cabinet baa formed and IU coraposlllon 'will ha made public tomorrow. Fate of KomllofT Pelrograd, Sepl. question, ot Ihe probable fate of Gen. Kprnlloif. Is erclting public opinion. Indications are that the government must serious difficulties' over the matter. A feature of the confilcl is the creditable absence of bluer feeling and clamor for vengeance. Havinc? re-established capital' punishment'at. tho front, however, Ihe government It it spares the rebel commander." must fact, the fact thai it. executed, common soldiers for lets serious'of- fences and it.would be virtually ta-- posElhlc lo impose, the'death iB-the falure. Against thb'are-the. facts KoralloffB brilliant eer-. Ticesj his chlvalroua and pbenomenal' character and the happy circumstan- cea that there had beeu no blood shed so-far. There are indications that: the Kovernment Is seeking a way oul. As an Instance, M. KishWn, the new' minister cf the Interior declares that; Ihe government has decided not to'- tnke eitremB meaaures against Kor- Blloff as It does not want to appear revengeful. "The 5f. Kiahkdn said, "is ao tangled that oaly'an Inqo4ry by a commission cftn" elucidate the Imlh.-. Meanlime, we have rueon lo believe lhat tlie revolt waa due to a mlsun- dentandlng wllh emlasary to Kerensky, Vltdlmir LTOlt, not the reputatloa ol betBf K rtspoh-11 stble man." Quicken Interest In War. Pctrograd, Sept. from [ho-lone of press and IndlTidnal eipremloni ot opinion which are raining in, Kornlloff eplaode has had the effect of (julck-. enlng interest In the war and con- vincing the. public that only a, welt- oltclilllned' army wltji a vliprous von't mnko more than, a-noise. :on'l blow' up Ihe house. It H Hie dynamite had been placed as Ihe oln- irs'wanicd, II would have blown up he whole so the contssslon MARKETS Spot Wheat sipoi O.U October Oata oacber, Barley October Flax 221 VVEATVER HJltl LOW and reads.- NEW COLEMAN CO. IS INCORPORATED -Ollawa, Sept. has been granted this week to the follow- ing Joint slock companies': .McKlnnon Industries, Ltd.. SI. Catharines, capllnl stock McGllllvray Creek Coal and Coke Company, Cole- man, Alia, capital slock, Farmers' Cluh Oraln Company, Lid., Winnipeg, capllal stock, J100.000; Uin- cr Clas and Manufacturing, Ltd., Dunn- vllle, Ont., capital slock the Urillsh American Publishing Company, capilal stock flghllng program ,can save Ruisla. C-cn. 1'alchlnsky, the aew comnander nt the troops in the Petrofrad dU- Irlct, In an interview aisuies Ihe public lhat the revolt "haa had not the slightest unCavoraMe urflatuoe the lighting capaclly ol our: troops." Telegrams from Ihe 'ront sonojnce. lhat Ihe spirit of the soldiers is.iood.. while an official dispatch refers lo the devoted bravery displayed by Iha soldiers at Okla. It Is1 slated ihat the revolting troops everywhere are rer turning lo .their posillons. :r General SI- ChcrbacheK, Ihe com- mander on Ihe Rumanian front, haa Issued a slirrinf, appesl .declaring that il Is Ihe supreme duly of She soldiers to- defend- Ihe fatherland against the foreign foe. Old Fioht-For Pelrograd, Sept. political equilibrium which Ihe country, ;had exneclf-d as a result of of the rebellion has not been reached. The cause ot the trouble Is an acute. War Savings Stamps to Be Issued Canada Soon wii The mlnlsler of I savings certificate. The stamps- will announces 'that an Issue o( I bo in Ih. [inanco -announces mat wu war savings slumps. Is In course of land Iho csrds preWAtlon. These sl.mps will Uilfly.foiir of Ihem and one utetl in connexion plan 10 postage stamp (m Interest those whu are to save 118.60) and when only In sm.ll .mounts'-In the pur- chaae ofwar savings cerllflcates. Special wiir aatlngs cards will Uln. spaces for pe Issued with squares upon which the stamps purchased from Ume lo llmo may he placed. When all Ihe snnares nre tilled the will be laken to Ihe poll office and exchanged for a war ed for a certificate entitling the held er to 110 at the end of three yean. be soM TheBlxmp, wc.w e s .1 pottoftlcei, will be.of and will contain ft reprodnctlon ;o Partridge's famous drawTng, .''.Can revival of the old struggle for power. Premier Kerensky persists that entry of four Constltullonsl Demo-; crals Into Ihe cabinet but opposition- lo this M growing I mong members of tho Lett. Keren'-- ky might give way lo this also 13 nesollallng Ihro.jh" Ml.- sler of 'ihe Inlerlor Klshkln nlry'lnlo tho cablncl of represCTta- Ives of the Moscow Industrial rs and these declare that they will iol accept portfolios If Ihe Consllt- illonol Democrats are Spelled, The Social Democrals and Social Hevolnllonarles 4eclartd they also are against the formation of purely Socialist'cabinet. Premier Kerenslir wU, negotiations all day Friday hut a set-' tlemenl ot the difficulty is .not yet Jn sight.' ,--j ,7; UK OtOi j. London, that the neit prominent to a visit W Ihe United will; be Ihe Sir Oeprja (CoutlnKd on I former lia and now. of parrkaKst .Str SI, Oeorfes, Hanover ;