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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta IX. LETHBRlDGE, SATURDAY, AUGUST NUMBER 200 HT. THOMAS, DANISH WEKT INDIES Action Wanted By Monday Or All The Unions Will Quit Work-Looks Hopeless EXPECT HERE THAT MIMERS MAY WORK is yp si. Calgary, Aug coal situa- tion lias reached n critical stage to- day and miners' representatives are waiting the result of what is prac- tically an ultimatum, which they have eent to the operators through thc Dominion government representatives J. D. McNjvcn and M. 'lIuiTlson. Thc Situation at the present [3 that the miners1 officials have decided to dally no 'longer. They are nnxious for action, they I say. -Their men are nnxlous for ac- tion, and the result of this anxiety lias been that the officials in Calgary have today sent to the operators stat- ing decisive must be done by tonight or thc miners 'rep- resentatives. Intend going home. This I practically means an immediate wallc- 1 out of all the miners of the unions. J Union officials deplore the strike, and I are endeavoring Lo discountenance I one, but thc action oC different camps 1 in treating thc original recominen- I dation of their officials with regard to tho Increase shows Hint these lead have little the mass I of the workers If that mans feels I on strike. As soon as tho 1 jniuprB hear that their officers 'hare I qiarted home and there Is no chance I of ijnmedihte. conference with llie 6p- I IB very likely to result in L general., of every -the" mine -workers' officials, .go I ?it moans 1 tfs. will stand 'strictly for the ten I percent Increase they have denmnd- I ed. Although il in not known pos- I Itivelyit is thought that the mine of- I flcltils have tentatively offered Lhe op- I eratora. that they will go back to 'for an immediate increase of I aoinethlng'Jn excess of 7 1-2 per cent land an assurance of ten per cent or I moro'Tvhen the'present agreement ex- I pires at.thc end of next March. 1C I the operators agreed to thin It would InoL.be definite anrl Lhe proposition I -would Imyc to go before the local j I approval and might be I turned" down as there is a feeling I among many mine workers that they I arc in a position to make the opera- Itora come throiiRli with the I creases demanded It -is also anid thai while the op- Icrntors'arc firm in Ihoir Over 6000 Men Onl AH Surface Lines Has Ceased Whole System Of Trenches Takesi French Take Thiaumont Works Verdun-Russians Are Active. New York, Aug. were In effect today on virtually every sur- face car.line in the boroughs of Man- hattan. Queen's and Bronx.' involving conductors and motorincn and affecting arsons who daily use these .lines. The test to .deter- mine whether the organization of em- ployees recently formed could para- lyze the street car traffic of lhe city began early today when the ,llrst of the workers sought transportation from their homes to Indications at 7.30 o'clock this mam- Ing were that till surface car lines j in'Manhattan, Bronx and Queens were; nearly Hied'up, a few cars, guarded by the .upllcc. were moved. Labor leaders asserted that SO per cent of tho employees of the New Yqrk; railway-; oper- ates in .MflhlttiUaD, EJeyatrjd, and. siib'way lines' which were uot'''riffecLed by flic strike vote were thronged by persons who 'were unable to. use the .surface lines- Threats have been made that the strike eventually would be extended to those systems. Which may soon come into the possession of the tln-itcd Slates. Negotiations for the purchase of the Danish West Indies from Denmark for by lhe Unlled Slates are now said to have been completed. St. Thomas This Is Figure 01 Lowest Tender Is the capital city of these Islands. -Submitted to I Vote Aug. 15 London, Aug. German second line system on a front ol" norlh of Pozieres, on UK- Somine fronl, lins ciiplured by I be IBriLisb. il wns olTicially announced by Hit1, war office this afternoon al 2.30 o'clock, Official Statement 1 The text of tin; British official state- ment says: "North of Pozieres the loc- al attack last night In whic'i Anstral- "ans and troops of the now army toolt part was completely successful. The German main second line system on a front of more than yards way captured. We took several hundred prisoners." Repealed counter-attacks subsequently delivered by the enemy- against the position enptured were repulsed with heavy enemy losses. Except for some minhiE activity near Sanchez and Loos there was no in- cidfiiit of importance on the remainder of the front." AILEASI Pnl of Capt. Skelton Beats It From Seattle To Get In Line With the Kilties CAN'T REACH STRANDED MEN London, Aug. Eniest Snack- leton, sent the following message from Port Stanley under yesterdayX date: That it will cost somewhere in (lie neighborhood of to iustal Hie proposed fikralimi plant here GERMANS WEAKENING AT VERDUN NOW Paris, '.Aug. hattle continues to rngCxJiorth of Verdun with somo- jthfiig of the old fury nnd generally to of tho French. The de- commissioners opened the tenders for after beating oft re ope the proposed plant. Three lenders wcru submitted as follows: Jewell Water Improvement Co., of JNew York, Roberts Filter Mfg. Co., Canada "Western Foundry nnd Sup- ply Co., 557. These prices are for the work "I reached here last night on the] 'Be Average Over Whole'of Installation, exclusive of any piling schooner. Bmnin. I regret to say we were unable Island p where my'-corapanions Croai lhe En- I still awaiting rescue.'' One of the best moii yet signed on by Highlanders was Province of 22 to 25 Bushels be tlie on Present Indications The city commissioners have already I examined plants of two of those coh- roiinter-attacka by the Germans, again took the offensive and once more re- captured the greater part oC the village of Fleury, and the celebrated Tlitn- mont works. The success at Thia- mont Is looked upon as more import- ant as evidence of the energy of (lie French infantry than as a military achievement. The work Is so swept by thc urtillary of cither side as to be of little use to the possessors. French of- ficers point ta the fact that the efforts, of the Germans are now restricted (o tlio FlHury-Thlamont.section as an -evl- taken-'on yesterday afternoon tion not to deal directly with the rep-i The results of the departmental ex- resentatlvca OE Ihe miners until all amlnalions in Orade I the' miners are back at work, yet I through" the Dominion rciireaentatlves I they have, inferred that they would Island for en Immediate increase of Ian agreement to bu decided on at that time. Miners do not like ihe term "until the end of'the war." Operators are holding" it meeting this afternoon I to consider the tentative offer of the limners' .representatives and the ac- Icompanyinfi1 ultimatum, but the ont- Icome of thEit consideration is con- Ijeclural. It. is thought that they not consider for a moment an increase in excess of per cent. The'miners say that .there is really little difference between thc pro- that they have presented to- and tho last offer made by lhe operators. Thtire Is also said to e IBOHIC difference of opinion among the operators. One section Is willing deal on the terms laid down by the other section is not. The meeting of the operators .ouay will show which section is the strongest; THE LOCAL SITUATION SOMEWHAT BRIGHTER Nothing new has developed In mine labor circles within lhe past 21 hours. Thc camyj; throughout the district were at work yesterday are (itlll at. work, today while Uioae that were on strike did not go back to work.. Today. Is payday and It was hot to bd expected that there would pe any change. However, there IG'BII optimistic feel- Ing in tho air thnt seems to indicate ftliat something'will happen on Mon- pay which will result in the men go- ng back to work In nil camps, In tho lilaco 'the district ofllcinls have local unions lo go back lending another effort on the pnrt of llie operators, hml of Uio un- ion to get together. Then them is llie'-action ot'Oolm P. White, itlonal president of lhe U.( w. wlio-'-wlrod, yesterday' lo lhe Iciuls of District. No. IS 3 men hack work pciulfng a COH- VIII. public school leaving, have been received by lhe Herald. The list1 For the whole province is compiled without any In- dication as to Hie addresses of the candidates. The Herald has secured ns ;far as possible the names of those successful in tlie Lethbridgc district They are as follows: Central school, LothbridRe: Clfiudo Boullon, Hilda Church, John p. Crabb ,______......._____ when Arthur Hnyuer decided lo don the khaki. Rayncr Is a veteran of the Boer war going through tlmt-affair with Lhe Coldstream Guards in which he serv- ed as a private for seven years. While iu Seattle he heard that a former com- rade of tho old regiment, Corporal Skellon, was now a captain in the Lcthbridge Highlanders. So he decid- ed it was time for him to cross to Can- ada, and sign on. He was broke, but that didn't deter him, once he had made up his mind. Boarding a box car loaded with lumber Tic -was on hia way. Unfortunately for him IUG door uf the car was locked before the train left the Scatllc yards and Ra.yner found himself an unwilling prisoner. Tlie lumber shifted and barred the way Lo Hie duor With no food, Rayncr was in a bad way, but after a good many hours had passed he got to the end of the car which he broke .out with a piece of lumber nnd was free. He got focQ from IL section boss and proceeded on Toot. It was 34 days afi.er he left Seatlle before he reached Lelhbridge, during which time ho walked for 10 days covering about 300 miles of lhe way. To say UiaL ho was happy when .Lhe Kiltie- badge M'fts pinned on his breast yesterday rnflernoon was pulling it mildly. Two recruits in one week who made the grade after heating their way from New Orleans and respectively is a record that will stand so far as Dosse, Zarn Dunsworlh, Grace and Lline- Paul ntzpatrlck. Violet Grant. Jlar- in operation. The immcd lua as ani-evl- -J. the plan! at- Medlclift." HaU> tho' Iplnfs in Alberta for the Dominion gov- Kvhile the Roberts in' Uie "Ali'usiS Tre'gTdilV crnment, lias recently completed a tour ;thc Maclcod and Saskatoon plants '''HQ Trench-aucce'c'rte'd ih'clenriTig'ap- JoC the south. He to the Herald 'three are giving good satisraction." to the Souville aiufTavniineu that.the crop is about 20 per cent, less in order to get the necessary cash U'orts, which at one time seemed to .bo tlmir last year, ui area, and about build the plant if the. city issues [Seriously threatened and are back two-thirds harvest. He expects it will require that Jl Douaumont the average yield will be about fromnQO worth of bonds be issued as almost where the most terrlfit! fighting or the 22 to 25 bushels over all. per cent will IIR lost in the sale of'Gei'ma11 offensive took place. The North of Lcthbridge. and bonds which would be at about continued well Into the night. through [he Monarch, iJarons, Noble- j for five percents. ford and Carman gay districts, the crop good. Albion Ridge crops are good. I therefore devolve on the citi- of Lethbrldge a week from next Strong Force of Turks Attack on 7-Mile Front, But Are Thus Far Repulsed London, Aug. posi- tions Remain east of Port Said, arc -being attacked by 000. to the Brit- ish official statement. The Turks arc attacking along a front of seven to eight miles, the state- ment have so far been repulsed. An ofncnl statement issued by the TurkiEh war .office Friday stated that Turkish airmen had attacked with machine guns the British positions about 25 miles east of the Suez canal. Those at Claresholm are also good. At f Tuesday to say at the polls whether aiacleort the crops are good on Lhe lor not they water at. s average. In the Pincher'Creek district Ital outlay of the are ten days late. South of Lethbridge through all the south coun- Iry, the crops are in excellent condi- tion. On Ihe illustration plot at Magrath. run by Mr. Ions of west- ern rye grass lo (he. acre was taken off, cgl 2 Ions of alfalfa per acre on the first cutting. The effects of good work clone on the illustration plots last year are already being noticed. There have been several calls for seed of differ- ent kinds. SON OF JUSTICE HO WELL KILLED Ottawa, Aug: following an- niversary messages have passed be- tween (.lie King and Ihe Governor-Llen- Winnipeg Aug Ed- orai at 'In ihe the mund Lally Hpwell. son nf Chief le and the Bovernmoilt or-ciiimila hro Hownll nf 'fins iirnvhicn niul n Lice Howell of this province and a former Winnipeg -barrister, has been I killed he second cimiiversiry oC the de- Luimsi tviiinipei; -u.n i H.LGI. lias ucen Vlnrnlinn nf nhlciT Mif> Hnto nr LUUK piuce ovur uie enure Ullod in.acMon according to tt private In.mUlf to ox- of and The L-alile rcce.vod.horB today, once more vour our Date lasted from D o cloclt last Might detennmauon. to no oftprf lo maintain IJie righteous cause for which the whole empire is lighting, and our OX 5) garet Gibbons, William 0. Ilaneh. maintain IJie righteous cause for which iJff I4ardy' Bva Deua A rnn T T A T-V lhe wliolevempire is lighting, and our Huff. Cecil Hutton, Ralph Johnson, I. iD A T17 llDU A J A D aupromo. confidence in iilHrnate Iri- Jessie livelyn Kippen, I 1 11VI IVJ P VII IK II I H I JKP I IH. VV AK Meetings to give expression to Lulu Kuchell, Waller.R. Kunst. ivy Wlf 11 JL 1 J_J ill 1 V V lilXUhis spirit are being held today in ev- Inez aiaeflnire, Arthur ery city of lhe Alacllvcna. Nicholas McPlice, Char- i His MnjesLy replied: "I hn.arlily. np- lotte Nora A. ilacleoil, Alice R. Maddick. Eva M. Mlelson, Kya Pierson, Katherinq' Itobortsoh, All Lethbrfdgc gRthered in Gait, Gardens last evening to commemorate Jack Scott, Doris Smith, Dorothea! the second anniversary of the de- Stacey, George Annabel.' Far- duration of war by Great Britain nes- against Uormany. it was n inem'ur- Out of n (otal of 38vwr.lting on this, able occasion ami evidenced beyond examination the splendid1 number'.of 3'j passed. K Westminster school; Jlargaret Ash croft, George II. Dodil, Nnrman Fox, Roger Cyril .G. Hoult, Olive Jackson, Martha Kergan, Knowlrtcn, llerga McLellan. Andrev Queen, Wnde William J. Westcott, James Vviison. St. Basil's school: Myrtle Delay, Andrew Haaalak, Stephen Vasclonnk. Cardaion i Florence Lewis, Isabel Read, Vivian Marsden, Iiuhy Slott, Beth Marker, Bcrnice Harifleld, LcUoy LcMon CahooQ, ilamon Karl Williams, Arvln llopplor, Grant Lee: Sidney Clanfleld, Thos. Whlto. Sam Coombs. Raymond and" Welling: Vrtrlow Redd, Loretlft KimWll, n, Verne VcInm.Melilnmi, Mliol Dnlil. Cnrl Dahl, Matilda haviil, Ul- rich Brynor, llardlc Hryner, Vaughn Taylor.jDiven Ilomncy. Magrnth; Hazel Rlrlo, Barton Poul- son, Harold iAIerkely, Iflldred Hudson. TahorVAniy Shnpcly, Iliilh- Cnrey. Sieve (Inrrlck, Sidney IJAakoili, Cnrl Mary Llln Spona, lean Monlla Ilnlucs. _ __ any manner of doubt that insofar as Lethhridge is concerned there is nil undying determination .to 'prosecute the war until right shall-have triumph- ed over Hun might and Hun knllur. At. 7.30 lhe parade vras marshall- ed In front of the uost office by Sup- erintendent Penneiathor of the Maiin- tcti Police. the ptti'adu i the Salvation Army band. At the right of thp line were lhe Mounted, Police in parade dress. Following them come the TSlli Depot Hallery commanded by Lieut. Nelson. The boyg turned out about forty strong, and presented a very fine appearance. Noxt came sixteen recruits of (he Railway Gonatructioii corps who were j m- marshalled out by Fred W. Downer. atron6 (he unit's reciSilllng agent here. .The rear was brought up by tlie mail.car: rlers of thc post office alaff and civilians. Resolution On reaching Gait nanlcns lhe speakers of iho evening mountctl the hand gland and while the bund piny- ed lhe nallonnl aiuiiem Ihu urdwd stood with hnroil heads. Mayor Har- ule, then called up on ins. ,In spile of the racket mude by the C. P. R. switch engine, which mude speaking very difficult, speaker dwelt very eloquently on ihe position of Lhe allies today -n their great right against Hun .nili'ansmi, concluding by moving the foll-jv-'ing resolution: "Resolved, lhat on this the so.-trd anniversary of lhe declaration of wnr, Lhis meeting of the citizens jf- r, bridge record (heir di minntlon to continue to a victorious end tlip, slrupple in maintoiiancu of these, ideals of Liberty -tmA .luslicc which are the common arul sacred caufie of lhe Allies." jf- I eU.i- deter- jprecial.c the noble services rendered city lo do their duty to the empire iiijby Canada during the past two years its time of need. Dcnoon's of fierce conflict. Please convey to anil lllc' government of Caii- warmest for the assur- nddress mnde a deep iinprctH'on on l'ie Uio: crowd which cheered Inn, to of (lctcnnlniliion-lo.carry echo. Mr. Denoon spoke of. what on U1C Empire's war lo a Iriumnhanl had pnssej in the war, o[ what, was going on at present and hn lonkeil forward with, confidence In iho future which would bring an early and vic- torious ending to lite war. 6i, The allies, however, 'no matter howjU'l long il were, prepared to light j out this war to the very last man1 a ;d the very last dollar, :if necessary, in order thnt justice and liberty might In seconding the resolution Capt. in Tlle cliap' Rev. A. H. Denoon, chaplain of the Lethbrldso Highlanders review- ed the past two years of lhe war. pointed out thc evidences nf increoa- j In a si rrlng manner nfs lain paid a-hiagnlflctenf irlbute to lhe Canadians who had fallen at St.-Jal- ien, Fcstnbert and Langomarcii and rrlng manner to rJready done BO, example in joining in tnoso llafl l to the young men of'th. When Mr. T MARKETS Track Wheat 13656 Oit. oats Oct. flax.................... 193 AVEATHER High 70 .V, 11. Coco, to address thc- tal orecait: Fair and cool. j noon referred lo tho Kilties, made an appeal for recruits for lha Lcih- bridge -unit, he was given another cheer. A few remarksTrnm Mnyor Hart-He wore followed, by n IlgliliiiB speech by Sergt. Hooper of lhe Vikings who has already done his hit at the front In which lie made a Btlrrlnp appcnl to the young men lo don thc klmkl. Tim slnglnp of the nntlonal niHlicm and a verfl'e.of the Maple Leaf Vor- "over, concluded program. (Rpcclnl to the Magralh, Aug. reports of black rust west of (won Indicate that only in one or two Instances has ruot been In low spots '.vest of town wijpre there bus been n good deal of moisture. No further reporls of rust have been received. This Is the first, rust to mnke its appearance In Alberta nnd It IB being walchpd with ansiety. The Germans delivered, further coiin- ter-.ittacks but according to the latest advices the French were holding their own. Welcome Break With the British Armies In Franco, .via London. Aug. B. Hundreds' of thousands ot men, whether in stuffy dugouts, in the first line trenches, with the sun hlazlng on their steel helmets, whether bringing water up to thirsty fighters under fire, or with transports, all welcomed the break in the heat wave today, although It brought no rain to lay the dust. The ground in. the region of the grand offensive is baked by scorching weather and any idea tuat gunfire brings rain is dispelled as far as this army is concerned The artillery duel continues day and night. French Official Paris, Aug. German attacks on tho French positions Friday night were repulsed, says a French official statement issued this afternoon, tho Germans sustaining heavy losses. A bombardment of Lhe most violent character took place over tlie entire The ight .Ger- mans making unsuccessful efforts, the statement adds, to drive the French from the Thiamont works. ACter a spirited engagement in the village of Fleury (he situation Is with- out appreciable change. The situation in the region ot .the River So'mme is quiet. Four German aeroplanes were brought down by the French on Friday. Russians Consolidating Piitrogrnd. via London, Aug. Russian troops have crossed the river Scrclh south of the town of nrociy, and In the region of Penlaki-Tchia- topiuly and have consolidated cap- tured positions, it is officially an- nounced. Forced to Retreat Berlin, via London, Aug. detachments which penetrated .Ger- njBii positions across the river Sereth near Hatyseye, were forced .to. re- treat, It was olficially announced In given out today by Ger- man army headquarters. Near Meld- zygory and Tchlstoparjy, :the state- ment adds, the Russians are making a stand on the .southern bank..of the river. HAIL NEAR KIPP Passengers on the noon train from Calgary slated, llml some 'hall fell at KIpp at noon, but Inquiry elicited thc Information tliat nq; damage -was done in the ImmcdlHle district.'-1 HAS NOT HAD TIME YET TO ARRIVE Berlin, Aug. 3 With reference to reports Jn ,4 circulnrinit that f.hn .'Hreniftn-. -liEia landed aoninwliore in tlie; Uniled States or-in about, to make aome port there, stated, that the Brn- men has not yet hail. arrive iii the United flalei. ;