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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOl.l'MI', X, I.KTIIHKIIXII'.. AUH'.JITA, Al'ltll, 20, 1'J17 NUMDKI1 III GERMANS SUFFER TERRIBLE SLA UGHTER IN LA TEST FIGHTING In'Bciilc mid Decrease In-'Hours: Will be Volcil On Mny iilli C. 1'. H. MINIMS I1KUK AUK STIhL OUT ON STHWK Altci- ncHoUiillona I'llcndhis over nearly Ivro montliB, the mlnem and op oruloni of Dislrlel Xg. 18 Itnve rcatli Pd H IrfHlR of nRrpcnioiiL which will be Fiiuinllli'd Vo u referendum of nnlonu tui Saturday, May 5lh. Tho conference concluded Ha Inborn yd lerilLiVr ami the minors' rcprcecntn lives KcaUored Ihrouglioul lho dM (rk-L.in-onlcr plhco llie hauls o Dm ntiW ugrccmenl before llic vanou local unions, f Under tho'nciv agreement; If ac ceploJr-tlie miners of luo dlelrlct wll recelvo'tthul la ;virtually s n 20 pc cent Increase In wngca over they received umlcr Ihe 'wago sclicil iilp'bt Ihc old agreement signed u I wo years ago. Tho now wage sclied ulo will be about Ihrco per cent excess of what Llio miners have bcei receiving under Ihe old eclicdulo ani llie two ivar bonuses. Conlracl miners will receive nroxlinfticly 15 per cent Increase. men, Mia t Is those on Lhe top will receive, on Increase of la pe tent'In' their old wages, but ihcy wl now rilrto boura Instead o icn. That Ihey will receive a abrjul 5-1.00 for nlii hours'' work as against an iiverau of about for 10 hour work..Y- Tills Increase T-'orKs oul t nbout'27 per BO kliat taking th contract liieii day men logetlie throughout th liilncV-'lBYaliQ'ut 2tJ per cenl. That what. ihc'bpbfalqTs couEldcr H.-_ The question'of holidays was con- uroniliied'by flood Friday to tlie list (lie miners'for.pafc, nicnt on -mine r'unvrjf PRINCE ALEXIS UVOFF Itovolulloimry 1'rernler (if Russia. FORS.S.1I1KTOR I This .Is Whal Is Planned By'ih Presbyterian Synod Now Meeting North K Aprjl civic the clerical rind lay dclc- Ratca Jbrbugh Mayor .llcriry onil.a' rc- riorl from llio .cooimittce'.on Sunday Schools and young peoples societies, were the ninln Features of the morn- ing session ol llie' Preabylorlan synod.' s- The appoinlment field sccrc- lary re- n When tlie wen I Into session on Monday morn- ing, Ibo situation looted black. There was an Insurgent faction' among the miners' "representatives, and'ilie basis negollatlona which bed .-teen brouphl In by Hie subcommittees was YOleJ Ncgoilnt tons, were about lu toe broken, off whe'n-a, siib-commll- Ice from each .side was chosen yesic'rdoy morning. ,Thcy were out less than tin.hour find a half anil brought In the basis of agreement on ;conference agree. go hack of tho referendum be seen, hut there-was ho movement.Jrt that illrcc- lloir fu any of .th'e striking camiia to- day. Gait -mines tire still-' oul but llic' Chinook" anrt'-iS'orlli American co! I [eric's nrcjwqrklug and will likely rc- main at work. rS; Attacked Hy Urilisl Was Kadly Damaged scliool comrii'ittec' iirid sup- _ >y -Sut-h ppolntnicn not -V be 'n'rrange- in; co-opera.- Ion is-ith Drlllsli Cnliimbja. tlon'of Llio pcrmanbiil ecrelary was expressed by the md'jvlion. llie ripe, perhaps i year later, a. joint appointment'for he two provinces wJM be'made! .Rev. Shearer Edmonton, April 110U3 voice, .llic opening buslncaYses- [on of Ihe synod lo- ilght those Rev.; Willinni; Shearer, _of Calgary, moderator, of 'the 'ofgauiza- lon for the -ensuing' tills-hariug icon the in tlic. career of he .superintendent missions' service hi -the west: has been selected to rill. Itils-positloii.. i'cnilc Jury Conclude Infinity HeachlnK Any Definite Verdict KXPEKT.S BEI.1KVK DUST WASTIJE-UEAL CAUSP ISprdiil lo the Herald) Fernle. B, CM Apr, cor- oner's Inqujst .on the came of death of the thirty-Four miners killed In the explosion.on the 5lhi Instant three Coal Creek, convened1 'at ten o'clock-- Ihic and at the request of the Jury further" taking of evidence was dlepenEed wlln and the, jury rcttred to consider Its verdict. AL eltv'en" o'clock, it returned to Ihe anrf.r'e" psrted a verdict which EtateU.the- or death ta have ;been '.an1 explosfon, the Initial cause., of. they onahlft mine They recommended single.' shining If that method could be' practicable In these mines. More Evidence. Fcrnle, April four wll ucEfics were on the stand Loday in tli ijtrinfi held on Ihc cause dcatb of 24 miners 'dt C'oal Creek o tho uth Instant. llarncy Cnuficld. mine IE tho niobl Ifatorlaul witness I Icslify atnl he had not finished wlic Ihc court adjourned. 'in. A. Hrown, bmlllcc man, lives.in West Kornlc, was tltc .fir; wllncss enzmlQCd.. He. was a'ssislai lo Mr, ilc Ijad worked i number three mine Iho morning b tore the explosion, auil, Imd foun conditions generally favorable.'-; I! did riot, .usually Lest for gas, as-lli: was not his duty. He .was direction oC the fire boss. '51 la dull' tp IHil.up-Or.-late "down .braUii 35 lo found_necessary. .He ivas convorsa llic main and .cdublor lerc anfl numbers. 5 and C Inclines. Tbu coal libcralcD gas, especial tu number three room off six inclii lie' hail not cxifniincd for gns I! morning of Ihc explosion. He worked (it Ihe race tn Hie llic day of llic explosion, bul liad n estcd for cas. Me bad nol nolic the ujihcaval of llio Moor. Tlic.ro was soft in places. Ifc tmd.wo'rk on llie shift at times. I liad gone lo the crosscut, off A I. counter on the morning of the '5L1 because (lie notice board showed gas there. Ilia pnitncr had gone'to'. Llic place before him, and bo ivas there an lidar. Itc was engaged In patch-' Ing up'lcafcs in llie .curtain. Ills testimony did not add much to Ibc knowledge in possession of- the Jury and lie was nol .willing to., ex- press nn opinion rss lo Ihc. amount of gas or quantity of (lust in Ihc niine. KI10INACI1 W. H. Leavilt Gives.His Life- Jesse Judson' Is; Wounded l WITHDRAWAL From London Opinion.-' British iPublic is Solemnly of Food Shortage; Pltifi Compulsory Rationing r r. y .IJio 'allcgianco especially women, "----i" the country's shipping was being depicted daily jtr large volume that Eeve're' privalions menaced .-'tKc nation before the.next harvest .--was DevonporL's warning Jn the lio-use ol lords In response :to'a question as 'lo wliat success had aLLcnded tlie efforl at volunlarr rationing and'whether llie governm'chL Intended to resort to compulsion. .In .a long reply Lord Dcvonport rc- clted'Utc extensive efforts being iriadc to impress on the community. the food restriction. He said Inal' il rnight be described as a gen- eral c'ldclion on a grand scale with a reduce thcir'-'consumptton of "bread. "Who say's wljica Ihe war will-end he jirepflred f all conlingencles, even'1 Ihe failure Ihc present There no margin for 1 have decided lo set up the nccessa machinery for-rntloriirig, in "order bo prepared lo deal-willi tha contr and distribullon' of supplies ot brca sugar and any'blher'todd neci sarr. V, "It will lake Eome-fow wcets befo such be-brought In In tlie. meant line' the nati for'lisGlf-.whcthcr It will te 'retrenchment or com- --J i 1 Alii IE OEAIHGillSI IN BIGGEST S1GGIE OF 'osiUons Taken, ami Retaken in Desperate 1'igJiting; oii Wear Them- selves Out iii-MnsHcii.boiinlcr-AUiicUs and Sus- tain Fein-fill ITave Talieii Prisoners >Since Monday. is THE BLOODIEST )P Till) WirOIJ-JAVAHSAY CORRESPONDENTS London, April British have lakcn prisoners >iiicc Monday niorniiig, iiicUidint' 5G pfriccrs, jiccording lo.llui official sLiilcuienl issued by Ll'icAy'ar office Loday. Briiish forces' the lianilct'61: nillicin cast of HavniiconrL Wood last light. 'French Gains Made Paris, April was gained by llic French last nighl on Ihc Glianipiighc frqnl, .Ihc war office announces. A! German allrick in- Ihc neighborhood of Hiu'Lchisc was repulsed. The Germans made several-fillilc efforts lo raid French hear Tahurc and leaving in Ihe wire Have Confidence Word Thai They; To The End (By Philip "War Correspondents' Headquarters. Tuesday, April 24, .via .London, Apr. is harder and more des- perate-In resistance on the cnemy'E part tliau anything battles Sommc have been iri East-ot. Arrds -since our-liour.of at- tack yesterday morning, JOT ihc.Ucr- man army 1Ilicy.liave been, two days ol dreadful sacrincc-JorourEcivcs days' of grim attacks, .which enil iiniiorlant The Hearly resolved to, tlcfeiidi this aiibrdaclL lo .th'c nqrllicrh slroying I'nissian militarism, ..would, not think of asking lliis" cpuritry-. to' depart from formal mltht "Our confidence In llic alliance and the Assurances of this .goYernuisat.'j Mr. Ualfoiir said, "is noL'ljascd on such" shallow consideraliuite troin' Irealies- No treaty.could mboundcd thai !.thb-.TJnil- cd Stales, will, fiee.lLLiJirough to1 ihe'grcat. end we all hopu for.11. _ (CoxtiNura> ONT PAGE 6V Dritlsli admlr filly alntcmcnt rflporta nn altact b; Ihrcc' British iiayal inaclilncs on fir destroyer's, wlilch accti n 4.10 lllankciibcrfilic 'anil Xccbruggc In a dirc6llon, five miles Hie const. "The Jehriliig mnchincT" snys llio1 dropping 1C .bombs, one of was seen to ob- iniirii direct hit. .The rcm'nlrilng four destroyers 'scattered, nncl ivero al- J.ichctl by llie two reninlnlog mach- Inc3, 32 lipmbs being .dropped. The destroyer -was observed lo lake a list'lo .port; and rcmnineil .BlalTonary after the Loiubs liatl been "'The four'dcstfoyRrR closed In on iho Disabled crnfl. A hoslllo seaplano ntlnckcd our machines, but was driv- en "At 'C.10 p.m. trie four destroyers reported :by. a rcconnnlsarico jnaclilno tis chlbrinB 7.ecbniRBC Imr- It fs conaMercil most probable fSpeclnl to ilir- H'niliU-----. Cardslon, Apr. cnmo from Ottawn today stating thal.AVni. II. Lcavltt, son of Win. been killed in action.1 deceased Joined n nion'ntcd-refilnlent. together with Tour ottiere froni Lho'village br l.cavlll. A few montlia before'leaving he married lo daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thoi, .IJavies 'ol Mill SpriiiB.1 Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Hitdson ajso received a wire thbt their son Jesse Hudson, hti'd.licc'n PeLrograd. via .London. Apr. The pr.ind committee of alliance of adilrcsscil the folio win 5 petition" lo at Hits front. "Do your "duty. "Do not.Icar that, the lands will be rtlvirtcrt without you.-Thls Oivlsion cannot be made'by isolated villages, for tnat "provoke in- lernnl quarrels by whlcli Ihe ciiemy might profit. Only the constituent as- sembly, wherein you will be rcprc in the aide ami I ECU v.'ill ibis importoiil tiue be sent rorwnnl'wlien received.-; Uion." Taris, Apr, Counl In Ihc Mod rid corres- ponilcnl of ilic declares unequivocally llmt his resignation cs Spanish.flrcmlcr wns due lo bTs con- vlrlion Spain tlioitlcl Joiu the al- JJ" Mark of IBLLIG'S FAtL Impcriiilisls of Germany Arc Anxious For Overthrow of the Chancellor I- GREECE MAY JOIN THE I- ALLIES _ ___ -YorU, .April A cablcfirani .quoting 'an .Athens newspaper I- tliat Greece is. on -'the point of v entering ;the .war as, a'n .ally of the eulepic poVcrs was re- ceived ,.by.'llic r a Crock daily ..'newspaper IM 111 Himded Over By the C_._ 'Ci'iWnlian :..Cone'nha5en, via London, Aiiril The movement for llie of Chancellor von nethmann-llolltvcg, balled for Uic HKIG by the adoption of the submarine warfare. Is again Jiecoining evident in Germany. The agllallon -is encouraged by dis- senaidns over llie internal reforms, possible peace terms and food trou- bles." Pan7Gcrman, Conservative and National-Liberal organs are Loday sliftrply campaigning iigninsl the. Soc- f cacc iirogrammcs anv; lake Jo task for disassociating himself anrt his nil- ininistrallou from Sclieuleniaini and Ills crease When, before -'f German peace offer. May wlieal went down lo Those who have held their holdings since Mien bavC'madc a clear 51 bushel. Tlie lnlcst Jump In wlieat Is expect- ed lo be followed .today.by an Increase In flour prices of about 30 cents. This will make tlonr "worth about 57 Tlib wlieat movement from ibis ilis- trict is beginning Id get under Willv Llic opening of the laVca In "sigh I, some wheat Is already lo mSTc out to t'orl. William. SMpmcnls from I he.LetlibrltlgG district had drop- ped lo IS cars a day. They now lo about. 76, nnrt It Is cxuSclcil tbnt when the spring movcmenl roach cs Its belgbl, nbont 20D cars a day will There Is cnogli Rmln" in plhc clcvalora lo keep the C.lMl.'bus'j porters wishing find owners ot for a nionjh at this rate of movcrhcnL >vhenl unwilling to sell, the niarkei: while tlio rarnicrs hnvc enough in their easily unlica In Ihc. big llic upliriiisllc Loncs e ,___ wheat they wererldiculcd'bj' thb-inorc couacrvnlivc'mcmbera'o't Ihc cOraniun- Ity, biit' morning with' 10 cents lo spare, ivlicn, wllhin a apace of atlcr Iho oiiculng, and Ihc WlnnlpOE'exchahgc, Ihb price for Jumped clgbt 'slop- pins at, The'-lflsl-aaic'of.May wheat was made'yesterday rit There arc iriany who.ara talking ot Hired .dollar go broker: _ Ihis morning which said .thai'I flcully no'w Is to keep yrhpal'fruiurgu- up rntlicr Inan ddwji- Thcr'6 Is an Apparent desire 'on the part of large commission firms to keep somewhere within' rcasoii" ci- llar .One Chlci- rage firm out report Innhtcs nnd bltl'icrEojbins. It IsTosUmJitcd, to keep thc'kro .nl of points. ,'pany busy for K31 two nionl I.pniioii, Apr. Ilclsingfors dia atch saya thai Ibe council of and: navy rtclcgalcs at" Sveaborg has occltled lo send a wireless message to the nllied Heels saying Ihut Ihe Baltic Meet and Llic army defending Us basi is Incomplete readinoss'to fight lo Ihi last In" defense ol free' Russia, MARKETS' _wheat'- Local'track wheat .'.Wr-...... May whsal Local track oati May. E. .T. .Hill Tov-Build On Sixlh qr J- T. iGriihiim Be Spent For "Supplies, 'and April McAdoo loday -tlib ambassador n treasure- warrant for the first :to my entente governmcntvlnvLhe.-Un iLed Slates under 73J4 30134 ,'liat one.of 'tlio.largest building contracts, signed hi the cily long time, with llio cxcepllpri of Ihc filter contract, was concluded yesterday af- ternoon and Thoal Stubbs, 'cdulractor, gar age on Glh St. S., the Hi! block oil S; Tlie sariige wil be..occupied by J. T- Graham who for sonic lime uas been trying to arrange for more commodious garage space In Hie business the clly. Work on .ihc-lmiTding. was slarlei this ll'rsiulrcs thc.dcmoli tlon of lilt- oM' residence formerly occupied The building will be ot solid brick cqnElrucllbh 75 firct by 125 plate glass front. At tho .front of tlie build- ing, In tirtdltioa to Iho garage, there will be two snidll slorca.wilh 15 feet froulagc eacli': Jlr. Graham be Into the new quarters'on June 15lh. He will equip Ihe premises.wltb the latest In garage addition to Ibo workshop will hare storage space for 50 cars. 1 A name'' has not been choacn as yet for'thc new garage. .Forecast: Fair and warmer ;lt is likely" most of be apeu iri (bis country for.foodstuffs inuhi I ions supplies. loai limy be nindo lo Italy sopnrnnil otbe fiuuis will be credited..tolGrcal1Dril hlii or her allies'- near future iis" parU "jnf.Jhe.'.big, loa; authorized by fT.ODpJODOiOOO. Va finance measure. The first is" ava'l nblc .from Ihc proceeds orvUic' Issu b't Ircasim'XCertificate III'IIH Irt i dVprll Amsterdam says arc paying consIilcrhblcVHUcnl'.cm (he visit of TalaaU Bey. _turkis grand vizier, to Girmany! al scrt IhftL 11 was the discussion of peaceT Iween Germany and will laler go to they-re Kmperor Wlliam, acco'nfingyio" r-lnc Upon OFPEIT0 YOUrifG London, April Z-l.-fLteut. G. ,T. Law, second Andrew Bonar I> chancellor .of the is ported to have bceTiVo-jnclcd m Pales- lice ami to be missing.. newspapers. following the 'armies ;..ofr irced labor by.French civilians "anil usslan a re day'' id night upon trenches acemejits.'tlie German staff lias ex-' '-x. ected thn positions in front to be held i Ibe dealb, and that order has been' beyed by tlie German as ic'dcad bodies that He. on.the rove. ,-Fresh troops eslfirday to relieve the batlallona ,1, eady broken up.by our bombardment, tid nltack. Killed fn Hjndreds. 'Under corer oE.the fire''of .assed In the nelghbDrhood'of Sn-Artois, .which .Is' VW urg'line, they .delivered; strong andr Dsolule counter-ailacks posl-; ions gained by our men after the first- dvance yesterday iaorhltiff and Ini, ome cases they won back our line andi.''; alried eround. In doing so'they weraT Ulled'-in "but olher; vayes of-men. .came; on and .other; vaves were mowed'down. A: Storm Centra.: i The village of'Giieniappe.ln the if our storm centres. tlt was taken by.-. Scolllsh Droops', early 'inijho morntnE; and-losl later'in Ihe" day and "taken] again ih the evening. hold It this ifteruoon'in" spile-ol'further efforts j' by the enemy. i. i The village of, Jloncliy he present Ihcjy jey.pasilIon above.Cambrai ffi which the enemy ia With Ihc full streiiklh of ners he made it one of .his.fixed.tar-') gels' H an'd filing explosive .shells lo.lhat It.is'np longer the-white Til: lage H was'last week, biit'a heap of J and skeleton-barng.- Op.-'r; pbsilc lie (lie Iwq woods ot and'Bois'Du thVl opposite edge'and U Is, from, those'. enemy'came lo his counter; 1 ntlLick.' -'J At 10 o'clock yeslerdiiy mprnlrig'j strong bodies of Hhlnelanders left the i vicinity ot.Boiscvcric and in heavy Josses (roni .our machine gun'': fire nnd field bilterles succeeded In r driving back a part of our foremost line. FourUhousand Germans of.a" ffcali s division gathered .in the Dois du Sart for. a .further-attcmpL to break "our'- lino but they-were seen by. officers and our batteries. filled the: wood with gas, shells, so, lhatj great V slaughter was done there. This body i of-men whs literally shelled to dealh nnd II .was a human liell in under Ihe blue sky. Our'attacks "on were made by Scottish I coops -wliose t hereabouts .stayed .backward and ward as they adyanced under-lhe lu- i fell back a.while to.escape 1 i-qrrage.'flnd went-bri again wten v" entering first j they found the-Vlugouls aniasbed i DUKE OF ABRUZZI FOR 'AMERICA Hornc. April 24, via Inat the Duke ot Ih6 Abniz- zi, cousin of IUTIR Vicior Bmnianucli will head an Italian United. Slates. In by our aheirflre but there were, ho f enemy had re-, t r. treated with' them. r Owingtlo the situation on tho'.rlghl andOefl the Scots bad lo-reliro and i a second grail, attack Von the i NUED ON ;