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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA MONDAY, AUGUST 7, .1910. NUMBER 201 Operators Offer Scale of Increases Till End Of Present Are Working Today. FIRST PICTURE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN RUSSIA TO VOTE ON NEW PROPOSALSHORTLY I _. _ Unless something unforseen occurs there will be no general strike of the coal miners in District No. 18, United Mine Workers of America. The men throughout the district are either back at work today or merely waiting to go back. Concessions on both sides are re- sponsible for this pleasing state of af- fairs. It is understood the operators have agreed to give tho miners an Im mediate increase on scales of wages during the life of the present agreement which expires next March and that when the new agreement signed then a' general increase of 10 per cent over present schedules will be allowed. It now remains only for the miners" as.a body to put their saal of approval to .this ]provisional agreement, and It is undcritooa'; this will be done at a vote to be Uken in the various locals on. .ITlmraiJay" next. When'-'the operators and miners' of- fJcjalH got together in Calgary-on Sat- urday afternoon the above concessions were "-jnade. The parties evidently agreed''to split- the The operators five por cent im- 'the miners- wanted and at ,a meeting y.es-te.rtay; the striking unions go'back to work. The-: result is .thai No. 3 and No. 5 miners are''af'jrork today after, two pithead strikes of three days each. Commerce, miners voted yesterday to go back to the mine is closed for 'today 'only for repairs. Fernie is back at work, while Michel is only awaiting.the result of a meeting call- ed for tqd.ay at which they will decide to work.' There is a feeling of ease in business circles -today where for the past two it has been one of the utmost anxiety. 'Heavy orders for summer storage.coal have been pouring in on the'coal operators and with a strike Imminent they were in a very unenvi- ableJ. position. Even if the available miners work 'every day from now .on they, will .be able to turn out enough coal to. supply the demand There are, however, prosperous times ahead in the mining ca.mps and this will be reflected in increased business In Lethbridge. The proposed war bonus schedule is as follows: Five per cent on all contract min- trs' rates. Ejght per cent on all contract coke oven rates. Twenty-seven cents per day on al! JS.OIiM-atesi Thirty cents per day to all make-up miners. and one-half per.cent on ail day Wage rates below ?2.47. Te'h per cent on all day wage rates "from to All..men receiving ?2.47 per day to receive Twenty-five cents per day on all other day wage rates above ?3.Q3 These increases are unconditional, and are to apply only during the term of the present which is being amended, and which expires ilarcli 31, 1917. Back at Fernie (Special to the Aug. five per cent "Of the miners returned to work thli morning as agreed at last night's meet- ing. This is a good showing to begin with and it is thought all men will be back this afternoon or tomorrow. Michel Idle today as a meeting of the m on was called for today. It is the opinion here that the men will continue and that the vote Thursday will'be; favorable to a continuation un- der the new proposition to the end of the contract terni. Will Protest Against Cruel De- portation of Inhabitants of Northern France Paris, Aug pope, after careful .study of tho protest against deportation of the inhabitants oi Northern Prance has decided to make TJ 0} Safpjoou 'jCtmuiiiaQ 01 news dispatch from Rome received today here. The protest was sent to the p'ope by the bishop of Lille and Arch-bishop of Rheims. It Is stated that the pope will ask Berlin tbat at least women and young girls -be sent back to their homes ocd that he will publicly reprobation of tile action of military' authorities his 'protest is ignored. French cardinals', archhishpps and the clergy and- laymen have appealed to the pope, pro'testing -strongly against-the "vandalism of the Ger- mans" and their inhuman treatment of the French population" and'imploring him "To stand by his persecuted chil dren." The appeal also condemns "the anti-Christian methods of the enemy." The Vatican is making a careful summary of all accusations and the evidence may be transmitted Prussian and Bavarian ministers ac- credited to the Holy See, who are now residing in Switzerland. PREMIER'S MOVEMENTS. Quebec, Aug. Borden spent yesterday at Valcartier, and left last night for Nova- Scotia. .11 This battalion of British troops is drawn up in irout of the railway station prior to leaving for the Russian battlefront. ZEPS. ATTACKS FINNISH FORT Stockholm, Aug. fleet of 10 Zeppelins attacked the fortress of Sveaborg, Finland, according to information received by the news- paper Tidningen. It is reported that one of the airships was dam- aged by guns in the fortress. This fortress defends Helsingfors, the j Last Of Operations To capital of Finland, It, is likely the tenders for the filtra- tion plant will be awarded ally .tomorrow, the provision of course being that next Tuesday the citizens ,-ote to stand the expense of installing the plant. A representative of the Jewell Filter Co., the lowest tenderer, I be in the city tomorrow morning and after hearing him the commis- sioners will be able to decide.which plant to choose. The commissioners did not hold their regular meeting this morning1 but dispensed with routine business this af- SERB1ANS WIN SUCCESS. Berlin, Aug. London, Aug. 7. kaiser on his way from the east to tho west front, spent several hours in Berlin today, called on the chancel- lor, and also conferred with Dr. Hef- minister of the interior, who recently returned from a political .vis- it to Saxony, Finance-.Minister Count Von Reodeni and Herr Batoki, food dictator. The shift from cast to west iti generally interpreted by optirnists as indicating that Roumania and the great Russian offensive have now sunk to secondary importance and that the centre grav- ity is again shifting westward. Paris, Aug. Serbians have won another success along the Mace- donian front, according to a .Hayas dispatch from Safoniki today, taking the village of Remit, near Prosba, which had been occupied by the Bul- garians. Roman reports that gars had delievered successful attacks against .the Serbians south oi Mona-' stir are unfounded, the dispatch de- clares. HERO OF SKY PILOT IS DEAD Toronto, Aug. S. Harper Gray, D.D., of Old St. Andrew's church, Toronto, died yesterday of heart weak- ness, following pneumonia. He had lived for some years in Toronto, remov- ing here from Ont. He .was generally acknowledged as the hero of Ralph Connor's Sky Pilot. He was a nephew of Dr. Latferty Calgary. Vic P.C.M. Home TheWar Drive Huns 06t of Remain- ing Colony Under Way London, Aug. Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, has arrived in German East Africa to witness what is believed here to be the phase of the oper- ations against Germany's remaining colony. General' Botha, was present at the recent- fighting north of the Germanv.Central Railway, -which re- 'Brifisii .occupation of the lines.at-Kilimatinde and other points. Meanwhile with the occupation of TJjiji by the Belgians, and of Sadani and other coast ports -by British, the Germans 'apparently are afforded the only opportunity of retreating into the southeastern corner ot" the colony where-'the Portuguese in their East African possessions are awaiting CAN THIS BE THE BREMEN? Portland, Me., Aug. sub- marine was sighted five miles off the coast by the lookout at the coastguard station on Cross is- land at o'clock this morning. It was moving westward but the weather was thick and its nation- ality could not be made out. DEMAND REPRISALS. London, Aug. was a great demonstration working men in Tra- falgar' square today, demanding re- prisals for the murder of Captain Fryatt. Speakers wanted the kaiser, Von Tirpitz and Von Bissing hanged before peace was declared. HUNS MUST WIN TO SAVE THE NATION London, Aug. Keuter dispatch from Amsterdam says the Hamburg Nachrichten quotes Admiral Von Tir- the German navy, as having sent the following reply to a congra- tulatory telegram from a friend: "May the knowledge grow in our Fatherland that Germany can be maintained and make its way only if we emerge from this war in a firm position as regards the''Anglo.-Amerieans. We gain this position if Germany and not England become predominant in Flanders. "Happy-Go-Lucky Vic Blown is back in Lethbridge again. He is now known as Trooper. .Victor Brown, Strathcona's liorso, .and' is being ac- claimed as a hero of .the present war, for, as many who read in the Herald sonic moons ago, will "remember, Vic is to receive tho distinguished con- the KING TO EXPRESS THANKS PERSONALLY IN CANADA London, Aug. 7. Several of the London papers suggest "vt the king, and queen will visit Canada at the conclusion of the war.- .An extensive tour of the dominion Is a possibility, when the king will personally express gratitude for the mag- nificicnt assistance rendered tlje lothcr Country. duct medal, for gallant work' at battle; of Fcstubei t During tint en gagenient, when the shelling was at Its height and it was impossible for medical aid to reach .the- fifing line. Vic carried ID wounded men but of the firing %we them first and practically saved their lives, for had they been left to lie, they would doubtedly never have received atten- tion soon enough to profit them. Vic, who was a stranger to -most of tho men, was acclaimed in the Kng- lish papers, as n real hero, and given much praise for bis work. Ho was re- commended for the by an Im- perial officer and expects to receive it when ho goes buck. -For- Victor is only on leave. Though ho lias just com- pleted four months in tho hospital re- covering from the wounds he-received, lie Is now fit us a fiddle again, and has reported for duty at the front fiU his old comrades. He was granted six weeks leave to come over. Vic gave iiis friends here quite a surprise on when ho dropped off the train, wearing his service service button ami the heavy trooper's boots of the cayal: ry. He came in from the itat with His old comrade.of the Tenth Billy Gurnlll, who has been recruiting for the rail- way corps, and is to return to the front with that unit. Billy and Vic. were like two" school boys let loose' when they got together. Vic. enlisted at Tuber when the war was scarcely a week old. He went across with tho tflrst contingent, and was transferred to Abe Strathconas from the Tenth. He went into the trencb.es year, and went through some of the fiercest fighting without a scratch. When the battle1 o: Festubert took place- in July a year ago, he was in the front line. The Canadian trenches were not What they are today and offered little pro- tection. The German shelling was ter- rific, and Vic., who had taken n fir aid course unfier Captain Fnulds at Tabcr, worked unceasingly to give OW Track Whejjt October Wheat October Oats October Flax Aug. ex- ists as to the fate oi British prisoners taken at the time of the surrender of Kut-El-Amara to .the Turks. Lord Robert Cecil said in the House of Commons today that repeated inquir- ies had been made through the United States embassy at Constantinople to ascertain the whereabouts of these prisoners, but that no reply bad been received from the Porte. This, he said, inspired considerable misgivings, as the prisoners werp compelled, after the fall Kut-BKAmara, to cross the desert at tho. worst season ot the year. KETILE VALLEY Last Tuesday the first passenger train over the new Kettle Valley lines of the C.PJL ran-from Nelson to Van- couver. Conductor Alexander Dunn was in charge and had over 100 pass- engers. The train' made the trip in good tirne being only twenty minutes behind the schedule, When the service is so arranged as to connect with the Crow line service All Counter-Attacks Drive Huns Are Brought Down. PRUSSIANS MAKE A BIG ADVANCE Paris, Aug. repulse of man attacks at Thiamont and in the Vaux Cupitre woods in the Verdun sector is announced in an official state- ment issued by the French war office this afternoon. The statement records a vigorous artillery duel north of-the Somme anil in the region of Chaulnes. JThe French screen of fire checked a Were Pursued IS- Miles After German attack at Thiamont. In the Altiflr NVir -mH M-inv Vaux-Capitre sector the Germans pre- AttacK rsear ana Many thelr attack by heavy bombard. Were Captured jment hut their efforts to advance were _________ frustrated by machine gun and rifle London, Aug. strong Turkish forces which attacked the British at Roraani, 22 miles oast of the Suez canal, on August 4, was de-f front and two captive baloons feated and p-it to flight by a counter stroyed. fro of the French. Brought Down Aeros Two German aeroplanes are said to have been brought down on the Somme" de- attack, says an official statement sued today. British Repulse Huns London, Aug small coun- London, Aug. number of un- ter-attacks by the v Germans east .ot wounded Turks captured by the Brit-' Pozieres Sunday night were repulsed ish at the battle of Roman! was according to a British ment. The statement says that, the Turks were pursued-for eighteen miles. The pursuit continued beyond Katia, which is 23 miles east of "the Suez canal... Thfi statement follows: "In reference to the fighting in the Katia district the general'of fleer com manding-in-chief in Egypt reports our artillery, rifle and machine gun fire, was most effective and that the Turr kish losses In killed and wounded ap- pear from ajl accounts to be very heavy. Late on the evening of the fifth of the present month the.territor- ial infantry gallantly carried a strong rearguard position. Our pursuit of the Turks has been continued for a distance of eighteen miles and they are now well clear of the Katia-Uma. isha basiu. The number of unwounded prison- ers taken by us now amounts to. 45 officers and men and they are a very fine body men." Prisoners Arrive, Cairo, Egypt, via London, Aug. Sixteen hundred Turkish prisoners ar- rived here today, They' are part of the army which attacked'-the British positions at Romanl and which was defeated with heavy losses. Drawn Into Trap. London, Aug. description of how the Turks were drawn into a trap at Romani by the British cavalry is given in a Cairo dispatch to Exchange Telegraph company, dispatch says that the 'cavalry the war ofiice announced this morning. The Germans are bombarding British positions between Ancre and the, Somme. .Big Russian Gain London, Aug. Northern Gal- icia; the Russians Jiavo'struck another liard blow' at .Teutomc-Tallies the sVreth an'd Cra: berka 'rivsrs, south of Brpdy; six'vil- lages held'by the Teutons and the feu--.; tire ridge on which they wore located. Furious fighting marked the engage- ment, the Russians forced in the villages to drive their adversaries from house to house. The Austro-Ger- mans, at last reports, were bombard- ing violently their lost positions. In the fighting the Russians captured a. regimental commander and 140 other officers and more than men, and also took numerous guns and bomb throwers. the The was sent out to entice the enemy who had shown a disposition to assume the of- fensive. British horsemen fought.- an Will Be Here strictions Are Much Lighter Than Formerly The French horse purchasing com- with no stop-overs Lethbndge will be cluding336 officers. A. complete bat- just a day and a half from Vancouver, tery of German-guns also was taken; admirable rearguard action; says the'Mission which has been buying horses dispatch, drawing on the Turks until -throughout the south, will buy In their flanks were turned by ..the Lethbridge on Wednesday of this mounted division. The whole brigade was compelled to surrender. Among the prisoners were 70 Germans in- He Fought For Carranza, Now Going To Fight Huns Prom being a soldier fortune in "They'll never catch Villa" said lie to the Herald this Carranza's armj m torn Mexico j the new Kiltie to the Herald this to the ranks of the 113th Lethbridge morning. "He's hiding down m Dur- High Fine ana warm. the history of James horne, a new man signed on by the Il3th this morning "A jear ago Home was fighting for Carranza trying, .his best to corner his former chief Francisco Villa. Today he is wearing the badge of the 113th At) Englishman by birth, at tender age., of three years Home migrated to :Amdrica with his parents and lived most of his life in and Texas Nearly three years ?ejo ho crossed into Mexico and started soldering with Car- ranza rebels against the Hucrta government forces. When' Carranza and Villa split he went with Cacranza, and rose to Iho ranli of captain of scouts. Then last Jan- uary wlnjh trouble .with United States seemed imminent he quit the Carran- zista's and crossed to. Uncle Sam's land, working in the mines in Ariz- ona ali spring But soldiering wtc in his blood and he arrived In Leth- bridge yesterday signing on with King George's forces today, so that he is back under the Union Jack after more tUnn-SO ango province and is safe as a church." Mr. Home said that Villr. needn't worry about the future. He is well fixed for this worlds goods'. When he was at the zenith of his' power he was a great financier, and didn't spend it Villa has in gold buried in Mexico where he only knows it. His method was to send out one of his men to bury a cache of the precious metal, and on the soldier's return he was ordered out and shot. "I wouldn't like to be picked to bury any, of his gold fcr said Horiie Mr. Home says he is glad to be back under the folds of the .Union Jack. Mexico, one of the -richest countries in the world will never amount to any- thing until someone steps in, restores; peace and good government .and; edu- cates the peon. Mr. Home worked at one time on tho enormous ranch'-of. Terrazas, the richest Mexican whose son was held for a quarter of a. million. dollars In gold ransom by Villa It if part of that gold that Villa ha 80 Afe- ly buried n gainst a rainy toy, week. The commission includes Capt. .Lacombe, Dr. Cayrou anu J. M. who ''represents one of the' largest horse dealing finns in the United States. Mr. Dillion visited Lathbridga today to make, arvangonvm'. for buy. ing here. The -commission arc buying under inspection that is much less rigid than that of commissions which Elve viously bought, and in consequence aro taking many horses out; that would not otherwise be accepted. No restriction whatever is placed on Horses from 5 to 10 years, of heavy bone, weighing eve.n as low as 1080 pounds, are taken, provided-they are in proper condition. The. commls sion at Cardston got 13 out of 28, at Raymond 16. out of 30 and at Pmcher Creek 26 out of 40. HAS FUND1 Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 5i- Frank Jansen, a stowaway on the schooner Fred J. Wood, which'arrived here today from Dunedin, New Zeft' land, bad in his pockets. Jansen, although born in Germany, says he is an American citizen. When the war broke out ho was In New Zealand, and being classed ns a German, was obliged to report each.week to the police.. It for him to obtain em- ployment. HAWAIIAN SUGAR PROFITABLE Honolulu T II Aug 5-f-Foiir Ha sugar plantations paid divl dends today aggtegatmg He- cording to announcement from the Honolulu stock exchange has been great activity in sugar stocks lere -ecently, due it is thought, to the slump on the mainland siock Ex- changes Btivinv Heavy, _ ;