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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERtTA NUMBER 197 French Record Im-: portant Success on Western Front BRITISH HAVE MADE FURTHERPROGRESS Paris, Aug. of the rlyw Sorajno .Tuesday night rrencli troops took 'a powerfully fortifipd German work between lleimvood ant! Monacu farm, the French war department au- iiounccs today. On the right bank of the river Mcusii, north of the fortress of Verdun there was n violent series of engage- ments tliroughout tlic night at Vaux Le Chapitre wood and Chenois, tending to' tlie east as far as to the south of Damloup. After a series of unsuccessful attacks with asphyxiat- ing gas, the Germans gained a little ground in the Vaux-Le-Chapitre wood and at CUenois..- During the action the French tool: prisoners 100 Ger- Inans, including three officers. A Rus- sian recouiioiteriug arty, the state- ment, adds, made a bayonet charge in the Champagne region, dispersing a German detachment. British Progress Londoia, Aug. progress has been made by the Brtisk troops to the east of Pozieres in the river Somme region, it was officially an- nounced this afternoon. TORONTO BLAZE Toronto, Aug. to the ex- Umt of about was done by a destructive .blaze which broke put last-night in a two-storey brick struc- ture occupied by the Fordell'Callauder all''of whose stock was dam- BgetUby water. SIR FRED BORDEN SERIOUSLY ILL Aug. has 1 been received in Ottawa 01 the grave illness of Sir FrcflUrick Gordon, at his home in Can- ning, N. S. Sir Frederick, who has been in ill health for some time came up two weeks ago to the Jyibenil advisory com- mittee 'meeting. On the way back be became seriously ill and was hurried home by spe- cial train.' Compulsory Service Now In New Zealand London, Aug. Zealand has decided in favor of the com- pulsory military service bill, ap- plicable to men of any age not less than 20 and less than 40. The only important amendment to the measure by the legislative council was the stringent reli- gious objectors exemption clause. The governor has given his as- sent to the bill. TKOPIIIKS OF I1 HE MANHUNT "i British victors wearing German heimets-they picked u p in the German trenches which they won. Terrible Sights Town Burned Out in 20 Minutes Carrying-Foodstuffs to Britain (Special to the Raymond, Aug. 2. George T. Writle commenced cutting fall wheat today at hia farm :half way between Raymond and Magrath. He has a large field oi excellent stand. London, 'Aug. .German gov- .j eminent has sent a pledge to Holland not to destroy or molest Dutch ships currying foodstuffs to England, ac- cording to a Copenhagen dispatch to tlie Express. This decision is the HARVESTING IN MANITOBA Winnipeg, Aug. gathering f Manitoba's harvest this year lias begun. Henri Martin, f> miles from La Broccueri, Man., is now cutting 64 acres of oats, wheat and barley. From the wheat acreage he asserts he will get 32 bushels to the acre, and from his barley and oats, about bushels. 'TURKISH OFFICIAL Constantinople, July SI, via Lon- don, Aug. official statement given 'out'at.the Turkish war depart- ment today says: "Caucasion front: Mount Antuok situated J2 miles south of which dominates the surrounding dis- tricts, has been recaptured from the enemy. "Fierce enemy attacks against our positions in the Ognotta sector. 30 dlometres southwest of the village of 13aschkony, wore completely repul- sed by counter-attacks with the bay- met. The enemy dead numbered more 111 a n; routed from their trenches eight miles southwest of Gue- meach canal and drove them back to- iva'rd tlio east. Our advances are gain- ing ground steadily toward the west." result of the visit to Berlin of Corne- lius J. K. Vauaalst, president of the Overseas Trust and another Dutch commissioner. The Express says Vanaajst present- ed an ultimatum to the authorities in Berlin as follows: Haileybury, Out., Aug. than 500 people arc mnv believed to have lost their in the fir.cs which swept whole towns out of existence on Sunday iu Northern Ontario, along .the line of the .national .transcontinen- tal. In one rettlement only S sur vived out of 20S, in another over 130 bodies were buried in a morning. Such instances give some conception ot the awfulness of the holocaust. The town oL' Matheson was wiped out by the flames in 20 minutes. To the relief workers who. went up from North Bay, Cobalt, HailcyLiury, Liskeard and other places and who found bodies lying in every direction could do nothing but dig trench- es and put the .remains in them, un- recognized f.nd unrecognizable, while others ssa chori along the creek or walls for tt funded who might yet have survived The latter were pitifully few and the first train that got back Suffering Mass of Humanity TI-e seats had been covered, with lone: boards and on them had been placed mattresses and army blankets converting each of the four cars into a hospital ward. On the seats lay "Unless Germany agrees not to in- liere brought in only 43 .passengers, terfere with Dutch ships bound for of whom three women and 17 men England with food cargoes Holland jworo terribly burned, and the remniml- will close her eastern frontier, other- jcr- children, were refugees, wise the entente may stop Dutch im- 1J" ports from the United States and Dutch colonies." The trip of the Dutch commissioner was tlie result of representations by the entente that Holland was selling large quantities of foodstuffs In Ger- a suffering mass of humanity, all bound many while her food trade with Ens- "P in oil cloth> cotton woo! and band- land bad almost ceased. ages, suffering untold agonies and ncv- Holland replied that trade with er uttering a word. Those who look- England was made dangerous by Ger- od down the vista of carriages turn- man submarines. VanaaLtt, reurng sick at tlie sight and at the thought reprisals .by the entente, thca under- of what these men and women must took the trip to Berlin and after gone through. Ears were burn- series of conferences obtained Ger-ied off, eyes blinded, hair many's acceptance of his domun-ls. j burned almost to a cinder, so that to touch the patients. Lost 21 Relatives There was one man who had lost GERMAN COTTON SUPPLY EXHAUSTED London, Aug. Laz- aunne Gazette makes the state- ment that 'German cotton re- serves are completely exhaust- ed. The newspaper asserts ths -source information is German and absolutely- reli- able. Coalhurst merce Miners Are How To-morrow- Issue Statement. morning when she was off Tangier Sound, about CO miles up Chesapeake Paris, Aug. official statement; Although last night she was said soys': jto De making sixteen knots an hour "Wo are now in possession of nas been proceeding at a much Within -IS hours (here will be a general .strike throughout District Ko. l.s, ?.I. W of A. That is the forecast, of boih the local miners and operat- ors admit that the situation points (hat way Coalhurst miners went on strike this morning. About 300 men are idle. Michel miners also struck this morning, while Ferine miners did not go back to work. That the miners at both Gait and Chinook Collieries will strike tomor- row is the intimation received by the Herald from a very reliable source. Just what is the situation in the other Htiss camps could not be ascertained today, but it is believed that if the two Lethbridge camps go out, there is no hope of keeping tbu other hien at work through the Pass. Made Straight Demand, The men at Coalhurst did not mince matters. They to Manager De'Hait last evening ami demanded a straight ten per cent, increase in wages to take effect immediately. The demand was refused and the strike was on. TlH'y did not make any endeavor to bring forward any local grievance as was done in other pit-head strikes through the district; they simply asked outright whfit the officials of tlie union are endeavoring to get from the operators. Meet Tonight I ftirtiaTT cvenmS there will be a meeting of Lethbriclge Local, No 574 in the S Ox I VlPUT OL AIiners'. Hall, when the whole situation will be discussed. The last pit-head I I i I iHlll I fir 3trlke liere laat week was result of dissatisfaction with one of the under LUW I UlUi 1 I Ufl bosses who has since been put on other work in the mine. If the men hero go out tomorrow it will be on the same ground as that taken by the Coalhursc miners. In this way an effort will be made to force the hands of the operators. It is understood also that the Commerce miners meet tonight, and strike action is looked for. The Coalhurst local has set the pace No one expected until laat night that they were considering any drastwr'ai-.tion as there had been little agitation, so their action is looked upon as being quite indicative on the feeling of all the camps in the district. Precarious Situation Calgary, ug. 1 coal strike is still in a very precarious position. Neither the representatives 'of the miners or of the operators have met in conference, which would be the first sign of a possible satisfactory solution of the matter.. Fair Wage Clificer J. D. Nivcn and Dominion. Representative Harrison are endea- voring to bring an early anji satisfac- tory solution, but they admit the present the opposing factious are deadlocked. The operators are still in1 Calgary and have given notice tfiat they are with Hie miners' as soon, the latter .life, tin agreement entered.into Uiat liie miners would continue 'at work while negotiations'were .under' way.- They say they stand ready and to arbitrate or negotiate as soon as this clause is observed. The Sailed From Baltimore Last j Night And Has Not Been Sighted Hours I Fortress Monroe, TV. Va., Aug. Eighteen hours after the German mer- jchantman submarine Deutschland sail-! i from Baltimore on her return I voyage to Germany, she had not been j 'sighted from Virginia Capes or in Hampton Roads und nothing has been heard from her since 6.30 o'clock this _. S Once to Secure Opiniorrof Ratepayers On Tuesday, August loth, the citi- zens of LethbridgeSwjII have an oppor- cise information regarding the repres-, rate of speed on her trip "P tmiity of stating 'whether "they 'wish miners' representatives are standing sionof which two Hungarian regiments to se'cure a supply Of purfc water by firm for the demand as expressed by. had the other took flight before the enemy, at "It was the seventh regiment of 'Capes l for J a run from Hampton Roads to Balti more. Much surprise was occasioned here it was tuw suv mini i ui'. Lanchrehr of the sixth corps made- common cause with the Mag- yar mutineers. Two hundred and seventeen of this regiment were shot. ''The other regiment was the thir- ;eenth Land well r. One hundred and .wenty-tliree men on an incoming coastwise steamer that hundred "and onj allied-warship was on guard today off the Capes. Earlier Reports Baltimore, Mil., Aug. report- the Russians were shot by order of o'clock this morning, the next word of the chief of staff of General Von Lin- ngen. the German merchant submarine Deutschlaml, which sailed from this port last night for Germany is expect- ed to come from some point in the lower Chesapeake hay. Solomon's Island is about 30 miles from the Vir- capes. j The Solomon's Island dispatch said that the Doutschland was steaming at about 1C knots an hour, that there was (iio indication when she would stop 'and was going right down to the canes. means of a filtration plant at a cost the men, fora straight and immediate of approximately ten per cent increase. They say that The city council held a hot weather if necessary they can go "holidaying" session this morning, and decided the for a long time as harvest work is water question would be a cooling sub- ject, with the above result. If action on tbe filtration plant is to be obtain- ed soon it is necessary to know with as little delay as possible just what 'the citizens as a whole think about it. The Mayor broached the subject. He feels that tbe city can ill afford to spend capital at this time, but he is -satisfied to let the ratepay- ers say wlVether they are willing to undertake thfe project. Hence the Plebiscite. There will be two polls one in North Lethbridge and one on the south side. PLACE BLAME ON BRITAIN coming soon and the burden on the union funds would not be very heavy, "becausc-as soon as the striking gocs to work he does not draw his "holiday" allowance. They also point out that in case of a strike the re- iiiaining miners of Alberta will v-ue widely when work is re- sumed, and that will mean further fear of scarcity of fuel this winter, because it will bo veiy difficult to get even the number of men tnat are now employed. No Lack of Patriotism When it _comes to arguing-'against _ the 'miners on the basis of patriotism in these critical war times they sim- K this proves true the DqiiUchland account of the ...i., _i ri-.--. T- imposed by Great Britain upon the Another former member of tho Leth- in the fighting in France. Pte., Wil- liam Aitken was the running by a .gunshot should be sighted at Old Point, Va., 'or at sonie point of observation in that j vicinity early this forenoon. j plans of the submarine mer- shipmont of foodstuffs into further negotiations for .co-operation in Polish relief work are devoid of i-ie., vm- cimiiumin were a carefully guarded purpose. Owing to favorable harvest i put ojbt oE.sefTnt but when she left prospects, however, tbe imperial gov- it wound was a belief that she would eminent says relief apparently will be I 21 relatives as they fought the fire; chest a (-ouPIe of'weeks ago. He! proceed direct to Newport News. On another who had seen; his grandmoth-Ms now' M1 tne Edmonton military hos-jthe other hand, there .was an expecta- er, father, mother and brother all 'n London. jtion in. some quarters that the sub: Camp Hughes, Aug. general 'order today says "owing to the oxces- jsive heat it has been found necessary to cancel parades during the hours of 10.30' In the ..morning to 3 o'clock in .the afternoon. Parades will there- fore be carried on from1 seven in tho 'morning until io.30 in the morning and I from, three to 6 o'clock in the after noon. N Slightly less .rain fell in July, 1016, iccoiding to the Experimental Farm ecords. The hieteorologlcal observa- ions..for. .tlie.month recorded there ire as follows victims to the flames.- VESSEL IS ASHORE Ottawa'i Aug. has reached the marine department that the S.- S. Freeman, of the Robert Hertford outward bound, is ashore on Anticosti island, ami leaking heavily. The steamer Evelyn has been dispatched to her assistance, and a government cruiser in the "vicinity will also lend a hand. Pte. Aitken joined the army for would seek a quiet cove or in Hve service in February 1915, going let somewhere in the lower Chesa- fto Cardston with the 13th O.M.R. Lat- ipeake Bay and there await a favorable jer he'was-discharged on account of oppoirumtj to make the dash through 'rheumatism, but after recovering he tup allies blockade off the capes, joined an Edmonton battalion which Newport; News Aug. recently went across to England. He German merchantman submarine had beeri in the trenches only two Dcutschland was sighted off Tangier LA'FAYETTE SCION weeks when be wounded. DIES OF WOUNDS Paris, Aug. Gustavo Hen-i nocque, the great grandson of the j Sound at 6 o'clock this morning. She was still heading toward the lower bay at a.high, rate of speed. Tangier Sound isj about 75 miles above the SPECIAL SESSION P. a 1. LEGISLATURE Charlottetowh, P.B.I., Aug. 2 lieutenant-governor has issued a proclamation an- Martini's do la FHyqttG on his noUncing a special-session of capes. innecessary after October 1 next. Washington, Aug. has ply point to very large informed the United States that "on j enlistment of miners in the most, dan- gerous branches of the active service units, tunnollers, engineersr bomb- throwers, etc. They are proud bl'. their enlistment record, and say that they cannot be reproved for lack of patriot- ism; Operators state that they are stand- ing for principle. They admit.-, that they'. agreed to stand for a modifica- tion of the standing agreement, though not'so much as the miners asked, but they claim that their stand is just as logical, just as' honorable and right" as the stand Great Britain took in entering the war. Britain is fighting to prevent the violation of an exist- ing agreement and the operators are insisting on the observance of the existing agreement with such modi- fications as they believe reasonable to themselves and the miners. They contend that the miners' demands are to the Magrath.Aug. All grains -are making unprecedented progress us JOSEPH MAW DEAD 'result of the warm wearier