Saskatoon Daily Star from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 21, 1917 · 2
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Saskatoon Daily Star from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada · 2

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Monday, May 21, 1917
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JS RESULT OF Underseas Craft are Being Mastered by the Process Kennedy Jones Tells About Success Attending the Latest Method LaaNIkiV Ms. Krrmei.y Jones, direilnr ( f d eir'imniv. expressed the IrfM.ef I he German subniarines mre l'Miii.iii fu be mastered In nn address delivered at Ed.nbumh th.s evening no the necessity of ecununiy fusd ' aumptiin, Mr Jones said: "W have been able, thanks to the Ingenuity of the adrn.rvlty and the skill of our sailors, to make attacks by a new method on ite German I -boats which far have been attended by success I think that success will continue It might pro-Sucs an earlier termination of the war than those m high command allow themselves to hope for Mr Jones added that the necessity for compulsory rationing had not arisen and that the c-ountiy showed distinct signs of obeying the food controller's injunctions. hir supplies of Wheat and wheat substitutes with the possible exception of oatmeal, give less cause for anxietv than thev did six weeks ago OF FjFTHNE "French Ship Carrying Military Passengers Sent to Bottom Vessel Was Torpedoed on Morning of April 30 in Mediterranean JAUis. May 20. The fiench learner Colbert, can ring a number ,of Frenuh military passenger, was torpedoed and sunk In the Mediterranean on April So by a Teuton submarine Fifty-one persons, including the commander of the vesael, lost their Uvea. Announcement of th yinking of the Co!lert was made this afternoon by the French admiralty : The official statement aaya : Th steamer Colbert in the service of1' the admiralty and having on board a certain number of military passengers, was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on the morning of April 30 by a submarine. Fifty-one persons were killed, among them being Auxiliary Naval Lieut. Commelin, who was in command of the ship and who had been turned over to the army. He was a Chevalier of t he Legion of Honor for defeating a submarine attack on the same day, April 30 a year ago. The Colbert, was a passenger vessel of 5,394 tons gross. She was 377 feet long and had a beam of 47 feet. NEW MASSACRE OF PALESTINE JEWS J 3 AID THREATENING STOCKHOLM, (via Loudon, il' 31,) The telegrams from the Jewish societies In Paleatine received by the secretarial department cf the socialist conference here say a fresh massacre of Paleatine Jews resembling the Armenian massacres is threatened and appeals are made to the socialists of all countries. The messages any the Turkish government has given orders for th evacuation of Palestine by the Jewish population and that the execution of these measures are being "carried ouf with Increasing severity. An Electric Iron is not a luxury but, a , necessity In every home. We have on for you. Hof Point .... f5.eo Kitchener" Med by the Canadian General Electric Co . , . J4.00 AH fully guaranteed. The Electric Shop 150 Second v. N. . . Phone 1222 Opp. King. George , Hotol I CHAIN MAIL VEIL I NO WORN BV BOM E OF THE TROOP LONDON, May (Cerrse- W pandtacf al th Associated Pratt.) Mara and war m a am tn th trenches ana tana- mg ta raaaraibla their irtaar clad Itrabtara. Th lataat innavatiaiv a a thaia mad vail drapad fram the ataal hat- mete. Tha invent an re that af a London aya ipaeialiet and it haa proved ita value. Tha ateel veil Range from a rod across t"e helmet and protects the eye and face, while net interfering enough with tha tight to imoair the soldier' efficiency. 4 O Toe r- .t s a d. arc aimed at ti,, J. ws in Jo let and Jerusalem and later in Gillie- RATIONING WONT BE NECESSARY IF PEOPLE CAREFUL LONDON, May 21. Th grain supply now on hand in the United Kingdom is sufficient to last for 12 wosks, according to estimates of Kennedy Jonas, director of food oconomy, who spoko last night 1 Edinburgh. Mr. Jones declared that by th tim this stock is exhausted tha new harvest will ba available. It was evident, therefor, Mr. Jonee declared, that rationing would bo unnocoaaary if th people are economical, but ha warned that economy is aasontial bo-causa th supply on hand and that which will b produced by th new harveet will cover only 24 week of th coming year' Consumption, Sask. Names in Latest Casualty Lists Killed in Action V E. Cnurtw right, Moure Jew S B. Howies, Grenfell. K J. Armstrong, Elbow Wounded A. Taylor, Milly. E. Wilson, Hummcrherry J. O. Smith-Jones, Kegiaa. R. Kvnnr, Alingly. K. C. Carter, Mortlach C. H. Dougun. Asquith W. Wataon, North Hattlefoio C. E. Grainger, Melfort. W. H. Brunt, Nutana, Saskatoon. SPANIARDS WILL SHOW SENTIMENT FOR THE ALLIES MADRID, via Parly, May 2. Th Spunlsh government note to Ger many concerning the attack by Gorman submarine on th .Spanish steumer Patricio recalls that a number of notes of protests previously addressed to the German government still remain unanswered. It declares that the transaction of all diplomatic hUMlneaa with Germany will be sua-I .ended until replies are received to these, according to the newspapers. T S Arrival of Grain Vessels Had Been Anxiously Awaited Much Indignation Been Caused As a Result of These Sinkings STOCKHOLM (via London, May 21). News that the Swedish steamers Vesterlafid. Aspen and Viken, laden with grain from England, had been sunk by German submarines, was received here late last night and caused much tndlgaatlon. Th arrival of the steamships, which were released under the recent reciprocal agreement freeing1 the Entente Allies tonnage In the Mothnian Gulf, had been eagerly awaited. The message which told of the sinking said that eight members of the crew of the Viken and two of the men aboard the Vesterland had been l(4et. HOOVER WILL CONTROL FOOD IN THE STATES WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21 President Wilson in a statement Saturday night outlining th administration's food control policy announced ho had aakod Herbert C. Hoover ta become American . food administrator and that Mr. Hoovtr would aecopt th place. Explaining that it ia absoluts-ly necessary to vast unqueation-abi powers in th government, th president declared ho ia ecn- fidant that txsreis of th) authority granted will ba necass-' ary only iff th few cases where seme small and aalfiah minority proves unwilling to put tha nation interest aboveporaonal ad. vantage. i ! it LONDON PAPERS NOT SAYING MUCH ABOUT CONSCRIPTION HERE This is Doubtless Due to the Recognition That the Measure is Entirely a Matter For Canada Itself (Canadian Associated Press) LONDON, MV 21. Cables announcing the adoption of conscription m Canada were rather meigre during th week-end which accounts perhaps, for the lack of comment in the I-Tdon papers so far. This absence of comment, though, doubt'esi 1 due to the recognition that the adoption of such a measure ia entirely a matter for Canada Itself, and English comment will not help either way. It la worth recalling, though, that an authoritative statement was issued In lxindun In December that A decision had not been reached anent sending another Canadian division to th front, but It urgini-aation la being completed. What will ultimately be done in thi connection will depend largely upon the response obtained to the call for recruits in Canada" A special cable to the Daily Mall from Toronto speaks of the announcement of compulsory service as meeting with a chorus of approval. A Londoner's diary, In tonight's Evening Standard says: 1 have good authority for declaring that Sir Robert Bordens recant viett had no direct bearing on this latest departure except that in common with other visiting statesmen, he had facta and figures placed before him which showed him that the dominion he represents must do even more In the great struggle than it haa alrea. dy done. Compulsion la Canada la ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST SHERIFF IS INTERESTING MOUSE JAW, May 21. An action of more than ordinary intereel is being tried In the supreme court here before Mr. Justice Lamont, whereby bis majesty the king acting for the benefit of Fred. C. Reum, of Deborah, Iowa. Is suing John Rutherford, sheriff of the judicial district of Moose Jaw, the Employers' Liability Company Limited, of London, England, and Francis Joseph Vollmer, deputy sheriff. There was a great array of counsel on the case, George E. Taylor. K. C., and Lester McTaggart, ap-pearing for Sheriff Rutherford; W. G. Ross for Deputy Sheriff Vollmer; Mr. McEwen. for the Employer Liability Company and H. J. Schull for the plaintiff. . The action ta brought under the Court officials Act of Saskatchewan, the plaintiff claiming damages In the sum of $5,105.44, together with Intereet from December 31, 113, at th rate of 5 per cent, as the result of the sheriffs alleged failure to renew an execution against the lands of the McElhinney Company Limited. The liability company are the ma. Whena . . , , W ,x '4 Tire SASKATOON- DAILY STAR. for m.ifi reasons a much inure dif- ficult matter than compulsion in ! England The dominion government. , however, will doubtless have heard 1 of the outcrv from the voluntary , die-hards here when t'.e matter 1 was first moved, and will also have , heard how very little that was ef-i feet lie was heard from them when the measure was ultimately intro-dui ed (Canadian Associated Press) London. May 21. The Manchester Guardian says: A year ago conscription In Canada was agreed to be Impossible. Various things have combined to remove some of the difficulties, but grave obstacle till stand in the way. When the national service scheme was first launched Its director amid conscription might lead to civil war. That so soon afterwards It should be tn fact proposed ta the striking effect on public opinion of the entry of he I'nlted States into the war. "Two courses are open to Sir R, ert Borden: Either toutllife the tia Act to secure a large exten of the home forces, thua releasing others for the front: or to put the Issue of compulsion direct before the people. The latter method was adopted by Australia, and though the government failed of their aim it is so clearly the more honest procedure that the Canadian government la not likely to incur the odium of foregoing It Iters of a bon. dated July 33. ltlS, guaranteeing the performance by Sheriff Rutherford and Deputy Sheriff Vollmer of their respective duties and Indemnifying th plaintiff against any loss or damage which might be sustained in consequence of( any neglect, default, or omission committed by the sheriff or hla assistant. MBRIDE HAS QUIT AS THE AGENT FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA VICTORIA, May 20. Frentler Brewster on Saturday. evening received a "cable from Sir Richard Mo Bride, announcing owing to Ill-health Sir Richard waa forced to resign as agent-general for British Columbia in London. The resignation caused a good deal of surprise In this city, though U had been a well known fact that during the last three mohths Sir Richard has been abl to attend to bis office only at Irregular Intervals. There are no particulars her as to his ill-nese, but the Impression exists that hla sickness ia so serious that it makes it impossible for him to continue In office. Sir Richard was appointed to London early in 1915. Feller Needs Mm'M ,h ' "r'. ' 'MONDAY. MAY FIRST Mill DECIDE A PROBLEM (CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE) that th Duke of Connaught might be th chairman of the convention. Th government therefor proposed. he said, to summon Immediately on behalf of the crown a convention of Irishmen in Ireland to submit to the British government and parliament a constitution for the government of Ireland within the empire. The convention must be representative of all classes and interests In Ireland, including the Sinn Feiners. It really must be representative of Irish life and activities tn all forma The partis which entered the convention, Mr Lloyd -George said further, would be pledged to no conclusion. but every man who entered would be pledged to do hta best to settle the controversy. If a substantial agreement should tie reached as to the character and scope of the constitution to be framed for the future government of Ireland within the empire, the necessary step to make It possible to gtv legislative effect to the conclusion of the convention will be taken. Explanation by Carson Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Irish unionists, said he did not hesitate to assert he found no reason to modify the opinion he had alway held thst the best solution of th Irish problem lay in maintenance of the union. 'He did not know whether the flster I'nloniste would accept the government's Invitation, but he did know that no threats would have the slightest effect. Whatever decision they took and he hoped it would lis a wise one. he would be with them to the end. He had not the least Intention of deserting them. 1 value my honor more than any thing I can owe to the government. Joseph Devlin, nationalist, said that If this attempt did not succeed in pacifying Ireland and bringing her freedom It would at least have been an honest one. BASEBALL RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE Score R. H. E. Cincinnati ....2 4 0 Boston 1 Batteries: Schneider and Clarke; Tyler and Gowdy. Score R. H. E. St. Louis 4 10 1 Brooklyn 3 7 2 Batteries: Meadows and tionxales; Cheney, Marquard, Dell and Mills Score R. H. E. Pittsburg 3 6 i New York 4 4 2 Batteries:" Jacobs 'and Fischer; Tesreau and McCarty. Score R. H. E. Chicago ... 3 4 1 Philadelphia 4 9 0 Batteries: Douglas, Demaree, Pren. dergaat and Wilson; Rixey and Kill-Ifek. AMERICAN LEAGUE' New York-Detroit. postponed, rain. Phlladelphla-Cleveland. postponed, rain. Boeton-Chicago, postponed, rain. Washlngton-SL Louis, postponed, rain. a Friend 1917. Many Blocks are Destroyed and Soldiers Called Much Property Goes Up in Flames, With No Chance to Fight the Blaze ATLANTA. Oa.. May 21. Fire starting in a warehouse section and negro district here late today swept north over the city whipped by a brisk wind. More than sixty negro houses and eexersi warehouses covering an area of five blocks were destroyed by 4 p.m. In a short time the fire got beyond control and went rapidly Into the white residence section. At 3 oclock reports said It had covered a distance of ten or twelve blocks and was gaining. One thousand men from th officers' training camp at Fort McPherson were ordered Into Atlanta to help the firedepartment. The Southeastern Underwriters' Aseoclatlon asked Mayor Candler to call In aid from outside cities. The fire, which started tn two blocks at F.dgewood avenue and Fort street, had completely swept at least a dosen blocks by 3.30 p.m. and an area of more than a ecora of block appeared doomed. Other Fires Burning As the flames were swept forward by a sudden high wind they ate northeastward, soon getting a far north as Auburn avenue. They had crossed Forest avenue at 3 30 oclock and were going toward Ponce d Leon avenue, one of th best res! dence sections of the city. Private automobile trucks byl the score were commandeered to gather every foot of hose in the city. Block after block was burned without anything whatever being done to check the flames. This fire started when another In West End. several miles away, was burning six residences, and another destroying fifteen small negro houses In th Woodward avenue section of the city. At four oclock about forty blocks had been swept extending from about Decatur street northward to Merritt avenue, taking a toll of many fine residences. At that time the blase had not reached Ponce da Leon avenue, but ehere nothing to stop Its progress northward. T CONSCRIPTION ARE SOME OFFICIALS OF CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE) every place in Canada. Men whe have no one depending on them wiL' be taken first," he said. The cheering was renewed. READY ON FRIDAY 6 OTTAWA, May 30. It 1 now anticipated the government's conscription bill will be introduced on Friday next. .The terms of R have not yel been decided on. only th general plan as announced to the House by th Premier. I.., selective conscription. , The expectation Is that there will be a central commission at Ottawa and under It there will be cammls-slons at the various headquarters of th military districts. These will make the. selective drafts from th lists which will be obtained by com-liuhtbry registration. The lists which are in the possession of tha director-general of national service, may not 5e used aa the signing of the cards was not mad compulsory sad were not attested. MONTREAL. Msy 30. According to Major Gen. E. W. Wilson. G.O.C, In th Montreal district (No. 4), there should be no difficulty in securing at least 10,000 men In No. 4 military district alon under compulsory military enlistment on A selective basis aa a means of keeping Canadian divisions up to strength. 4 NO CHANCE TO ESCAPE WASHINGTON. D.C.. May 21, ED forts to escape registration for military service under th selective service law by trips to Canada or any other country will not succeed. The Canadian government 1 to co-operate with the United State to defeat th purpose ot slackers. It la likely that similar regulation will b made effective relative to attempts to leave by ships to foreign ports or to Mexico. give munitions workers ef Riverside, N.J., have been turned back by Canadian officials at tbs border, who notified them that th border will be closed until the United States registration, the data of which is June 6, haa been completed. SPOKANE, Wash., May 21. American cltisen of conscript age are crossing tbs border Into Canada in large numbers, according to United gtate Immigration Inspector Fred H. Richardson here. He said there was an equal movement of young Canadians into th United Slates. Many of the .Canadian who are said to feer conscription hsv declared at the border that they were Americena returning to this country, U ia said. rowellVor CONSCRIPTION TORONTO, Msy IV. N. W. Rowell, leader of th opposition in th Ontario legislature, aaid regarding conscription : It' waa Impossible to gat enough VICTORIA DAY MAY 24 PRXPARE TO ENJOY IT Olives, 20-ox. sue ...... 45c Snap Hand Cleaner 2 for 25c Cucumbers, each 25a and 30o Strawberries, basket . . . 30c White Grocers Limited Phone 1337 144 Second Avenue South men by the voluntary system. I am In favor of the government taking the 1 necessary measures to raise the re- j qulred men. call It the Militia Act or selective draft or what you will. 1 j believe the government is dolnr what Is necessary. 1 stated so at North , Bay. Personally, I am In favor of compulsion. 1 have not consulted the Liberal party on tha question, but 1 1 think all the people are tn favor of i the necessary steps being taken. BORDEN IS CONGRATULATED j WINNIPEG, May 31. The Canad- j '.an Club has sent a telegram to Btr Robert Borden congratulating him on j the announcement of Conscription, i which, It was felt, would "meet with the approval of all loyal Canadians. MITTEE 10 PROBE COST (CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE) try of late. Under a flag of truce Prussian politics had been practiced. This should not be at a time when the situation on the battlefront was still very critical and when Canada was losing heavily. Canada, said Col. Currie, waa the only country which had gone 'nto the war without hop of gain or accession of territory of any kind. Tha only thing which aha could hope far would'be ah advantage 4n trade. He would,, however, depreeate any contention that she was In the war because she desired trad preference with Great Britain. Col, Currie declared that ha waa not one of those who contended that It waa wrong to make profits out of legitimate business and Industry of - the war. RUt made war pay. So- did Lloyd George and Asquith, If they ha not, they could not have held the Germane. R was wrong to boost food prices unduly, but prosperity waa necessary. One of the greatest problems after th war would be what to do with the factories now engaged on war work. Where would employment be found for the mta who returned if these factories were destroyed or If they should be taxed to death. i . Methods ef Taxation "Who says that the factories are to be destroyed? asked W. F. Knowles, of Moose Jaw. My honorable friend, is one of those Who would. They advocate free trade and that alii do more than anything else to destroy the factor-lea Try it, said Mr. Turriff, of As sinlbola. My honorable friend will have a chance to try It," retorted CoL Currie. Tn England, more and more revenue Is being raised by th tariff. The proper method of taxation, he said, was to ta anything which would stand a ta. so long ss It did not Interfere with the people i getting foodstuffs. In the United State, he said, those who talked free trad were put in an asylum. The so-called Manchester 1 school of economics waa responsible for all CASTORIA Far a n4 ChQeEraa. In Use For Over 30 Years QjQNDSBi LEAF SYSTEMS and DEVICES WLs ta mJ of LOOSE LEAP FORMS. BINDERS. LEDGERS HHyU.( RULED SHEETS , Coasnl - The Saskatoon Dally Star JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT Proposers of the Better KiaJ ef Priatinf SasLatoea fh(M 1208 ' Sask. Potted Meats, 3 for ...,25c Garden Heeds, pkt 3c Grape Fruit, large, 2 fer 25c Grape Juice, bottle 25c Childrens Aid Society ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING Will b held in the Hall of 3rd Ave. Methodist Church On Tuesday 22nd May At 8 oclock Treasurer and Secretary Reports. Address by ,Ry. G. K. B. Adame 1 the death and destruction ot this war. That school preached universal peace and universal free trade. Had England been properly prepared, Germany would never have struck. Tha Manchester school of economic was no longer recognised In good society In England. (Opposition laughters). A, a result of Britains free trade policy, ah had found her resources undeveloped when the war broke out. It would be one of the first duties of Canada after the war to develop her natural resource Makes Point ef Order If there waa any country in lb world which developed her natural resources to the uttermost. It was Germany, and she had done so under a policy of protection. Under protection the United (Hates built up the great factories which she possessed today, Mr. Knowles, of Moose Jaw, rose to a point of order, claiming that the discussion of the academic' question of free trade or protection was not relevant ot the question, which related to the prosecution of th war, CoL Currie expressed the fear that ha was probably going too far to auit hit honorable friend. Deputy Speaker Ralnvllle thought the member from Slmcoe should have wide latitude In hla discussion. Col. Currie proceeded. Canada, he declared, should be economically IB-dependent and after th war ahe should carry a tha earn fiscal policy aa ahe had done and waa doing. , WOMEN DbCTORS CALLED PETR OG RAD, May 21. (Via London.) The government ha ordered th mobilisation of all women doctor under 45 years of age. Best the Blgnatnm of 1 1 aypr gapisaxwjagraapfevi s r tr

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