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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta EXPECT THAI HCCEPI THE Will Vote On Thursday on the Compromise Proposal Sug- gested By The Operators ALL MEN BACK AT WORK AT MINES No Disposition On The Part Of Either Miners Or Operators To Continue To Fight There is every indication that the miners of District No. IS U. M. W. of A. will on Thursday vote to accept the general increase in wage schedule, amounting to about eight per cent., offered by the at the confer- ence in Calgary last Saturday. The vote will be held jn every local ot 1119 district on that date, and while the men were holding out for ten per cent advance as a war bonus, there appears to be .little disposition on their part to carry the fight farther. So far nothing has been said by the operators as to the prices on coal fol- lowing in miners' wages, but it may be taken for granted that there will be an increase. At presemt the Gait Collieries sell their product at at the highline, while the deal- ers retail it at in single ton loads or for a load. It is claimed that the cost of other materials used in coal mining has increased an aver- age of 15 per cent since the war, and this -taken with an eight per cent in- crease in wages will likely bring ihe to over to the dealer..' AM at Work Now i (Sptcia! to the -Penile, C., Aug. ell miners are now at work here and everything is1 running smoothly; "Indi- cations point to a favorable vote on the new proposition. Thursday and a continuation of work under the new scale to the end of the present con- tract. BIG EXCURSION TO SEE CROPS The first tour of the district, under the auspices of tlie. board, of tradti. will take place to- inori-ow, to the Turin and Iron Spring districts. Tlic usual conditions will prevail. The ox- v cursion, which will be by aiito will -start at tlie post oflicc earner at 1.30 sharp and'all who intend taking in the trip are asked to be on time. Those who have not j'ct signod up ithoiild notify the board of trade offices as soon as possible. The trip will bn through one of the bust sections of tho Lathforulge district. Passengers will be ex- pectcd to pay SU for the trip to tlie driver or the car. SCENES AT FI1U2-KWKPT IRIQCOI.S FALLS Allies Have Big Army At Sal- onika, But Won't Offend Bul- garia Just Now 8IG BIJSIK "2m. Brewery Turns Down Orders For 25 Cars of Product Little Liquor Coming In BULGARS HOPELESS OF VICTORY NOW Developments o 1' Importance May Be Expected Shortly Allied Array Well Equipped That prohibition is not havjng a Providence, R. I., Aug. The Pro- videuce Journal publishes tlie follow- ing London cablegram, dated August j 5, this, morning: "In the constant daily struggle on both the eastern and western fronts, the Balkan situation 1ms apparently been overlooked, al- though it is today one element in the '.var which is engaging tlie vital and honrlv attention of the ministries of evol.y country of AUSTRIAN NAVY Germans are Heavily CLASHES WITH n L j- p f 'ITALIANS Port- ion of British Lines depressing effect on the business of j Europe. The following statement is the Letlibrldge Brewing and Halting j the essential part of a declaration Co. is the assurance received by the j made to me yesterday by a prominent Herald from officials of tho plant. In official ot the British war oflico: fact business with thorn is so much "There is new collected in pud about the. district ot Salonika, a splendidly equipped army of British, French and Servian troops. "Fully 80 per cent of these troops are seasoned veterans. There have been many alleged explanations of the reason why this larija and powerful fighting force has not part in The upper picture shows the hospital at Irlquois Falls, Out., which was burned to the ground. Middle picture shows Iriquois inset photograph ot Nurse Scott, one of the heroines of the fire who figured largely in the rescue work and 1ms many lives to her credit. better than expected that the directors of the company can hardly believe their ears. "During the past, ten days we have turned down orders for carloads of. our said Mr. Fairiichi, treasurer the company, to the Her- ald today, cannot turn out th diligent search proves the fact. thirsty, hut by the Herald dis- The amount coming Wilkesbarre, Penn., Aug, S. terrific etxplosion of gas today partly wrecked the Woodward colliery, of the Del- aware, Lackawanna, and West-. era Coal company, at Edwards- ville, near hei'e. Five miners are reported killed and 80 in- jured. the..most elaborate description, planned for Labor' Day, as a result of the special meeting of the Trades ami Labor council last night, when preliminary arrangements were made for the affair. It was decided to ask the co-ppera- tion of the patriotic societies in plan- ning the event, and .Tas. Ritchie, pres- ident of the labor council, will wait on these bodies, for that purpose, was decided that the patriotic It soc- ieties should have free use of the fair- grounds for the day, and in addition receive ten per cent of the net pro- ceeds. In addition to the parade a big pro- gram of sports of all kinds will bs arranged. in is negligible. Lethhridge is. ship- ping far more beer with a kick to tlie Saskatchewan vendors and to B. C. points than the amount of booze that is coming in here from outside points. Only Men Taken tal To Date Has Reached Over ,.T Two: ".'I mil Ottawa, Aug. record for recruiting was the poorest since the war began. Figures fortnight JStli and- E tutai enlistment of-8.731.-Tha falliaa off is accounted by farming operations being at tlieir hejght together with the great demand for laborers of all glass- es. Once the harvest is> in the enrol- ment is expected to .be normal again. Aggregate enlistments since tlie war began arc anil Of those were recruited in the present year. By military districts the recruiting figures for the fortnight and up to date arc The Raymond Leader says: has boon received that Lieut. Karren is en route homo from the old country, he having suffered a nervous as [Onows: collapao. Prior to going overseas Lieut. Korrcn's nervous condition wan tho of considerable anxiety, anil i London wao a-question whether ho would bo Toronto iiiiowoil to go abroad. Ho pncond the Ottawa-Kin, inspection, however, and went with his Montreal roglnicnt. Change, of climate got Quebec hotter' of him, and they ordered him Maritime Provinces hornet It isC.Iikely that he will re- Manitoba and Sask tain jilo comiiiltBlon and bo given oilier in Dominion. British Columbia Alberta July 15 to 31 225 S32 530 498 37 177 b14 339 485 WON'T ACCEPT ORDERS. Winnipeg, Aug. Hudson's Ray company, which has a liquor stoVe at Kenora, Qnt., and which has been doing a big business since tSie prohibition act came into force, has decided that it will not accept and fill any further orders for liquor from I Manitoba. Paris, Aug. conviction is general at Home, llic Havas correspondent there wires, "llial we arc at Ihc beginning of a vast offensive, Hie results -of which arc certain, although Ilicy may be slow.'' LITTLE 11 IWiS n Berlin via Sayviilo. Aug. en- between Austrian and Hal- an occurred on August 2. following a raid of the Italian coast by Austrian torpedo boats. Tho offi- cial statement issued at Vienna says that Italian warships were struck and that the flotila retreated. Austrian vessels were unharmed. HEAVY FIGHTING ON AGAIN AT VERDUN I Visit of Parliamentary Delega- tion to England Dispels Dis- Speaks Edmonton, Aug. Soucy, the 13-year-old daughter of Herman Soucy. a farmer living near Red water, IS iniies north of Fort Saskatchewan, met death early-Monday morning when her hair was caught in a small spin- dle revolving rapidly at the top oT the cream separator. Her scalp was torn nearly the whole way off and death is believed to have been almost in- stantaneous, A brother who discov- ered her'a tew moments after "the accident cut the hair the cogs of the machine and released her, but she had died before lie reached her. The police believe that an inquest will be .unnecessary.. Montreal, Aug. Gazette's London correspondent cables: "Sir George Foster, minister of trade and commerce, was a guest with His col- leagues, the parliamentary delegates from the overseas dominions at a luncheon given in their honor by.the Canadian Club Monday. -This was the first gathering of the kind that tin club lias held since Sir Robert L. Borderi was entertained tiy the mem- bers a year ago., "In his speech Sir George referring to the empire parliamentary: tour, said it had effectually dispelled the Impres- sions thai had been current to some extent in Canada, that all possib! was not being done in the interest of the overseas dominions. He besought untraveilcd Britons to conjure up a vision of the empire when the over- seas populations would out number the population of the British Isles. These were great days, be said, but even greater days were ahead. "Proceeding, Sir George spoko, of the time that was often wasted by pol- iticians diicussing controversial mat- ters, asserting that during' the years of his public life at Ottawa, he had found that two hundred members including some of the best talent in the country, had thus passed nim ten'ths of their time." SUCCEEDS London, Aug. Denny- town has been appointed chief com- pensation officer in the Canadian training division, vice Maj.- Morrison, HARVESTING Will BE GENERAL MOST SECTIONS OF SOUTH COUNTRY IN TEN DAYS By the end of week bar- outlook is for bushels in the, some farmcis Tull s'art cutting about vesting in Southern will be -uth. S general, except in the extreme south- western part of the district where the crops are probably a week later as a rule. Some wheat cutting is now in pro- gress. Mitchell Bros, of Coutts, are WARNER Warner, Aug. conditions in this part of the country are averaging up as well as in any part of Southern Alberta. The percentage in crop this year is not as large as last year by about There is probably Spring wheat cutting will start tins ford of Iron Springs wil start cutting A', very few tlie exceptional crops IT hail damage in tho section has There has been nothing to nmv tlio crop in Southern Alberta tint >eai Geo. W. Green, of, the Ellison Milling-- p, voar and Co., has JuHt finished a tour of the dis vilf farmer? wnR quite heavy it w'ill'jiot niaKe any appreciable, differenco to tlie district. trict in which he made a very n for black rust, lie could find absolutely none. There are a few yield. Also wel i and'with the probable heavy demand promises to give a heavy y ..niii.i oats which aie looking extri W, tSces o red ru Ti ore laM "hoi-ld sue farmers.a splendid return. slight traces or reel rust inert, nun .wlwlnt lo turn In been no frost in any ,of tho crop dis tricts and with the present waim wea ther none is expected. In the Noblo and other districts north and west of the city some -of tho wheat is not fill Wheat is commencing to turn lit many'places and it Is quite likoly that MARKETS ing up as weir'as -in other yeais, but Track wheat 20 to SO bushels will be the jierage, October wheat yields, with many fields that will go October Oats-. higher. C. S. Noble stales that the I October Flax _ top two or three blossoms on many of the heads not fill for some i ciion Grand Total r____........ However the crop is standing up well Weather 71 733 and if the present weather continues, High harvesting will ho n niuclrshorter ftnd L 33 I ploasanter task than last ycai. Tlie F 138% 48 188% WEATHER MiLK RIVER Milk River, in this district- look equally as promising of. good yields as last >ear, although about two weekr later In the iNIasiii- asin district especially, grain looks exceptionally well and many of the farmers there are looking forward to threshing out 35 to 42 bushels, to the acre barring hall and frost. The acre- age under crop is not so large as last ]5% generally speaking larger tracts of: land are be- ing summer-fallowed. Tucre-'are no signs of rust and no considerable "damage by hail has been experienced. Brothers corn- ni T r'o r e o l t' field of V7Inter wheat will be readv about the 12th, while the harvesting of spring wheat will be commenced about the 25th. RAYMOND. Raymond Aug conditions could not be better. Early crops, bar- icy and rye, are being cut, and some early fall wheat. Cutting will be general in ten days. Harvest will he about as early as'last year. There slight hail, damage, but not over 2 per cent. No rust has been report- ed and it is extremely doubtful whether there is any in the country. upjtbpr not the kind nhich rust thr The acreage1 in all griln will be alkhtly below that last season but the decrease will Plebiscite To Be Taken At Same Time As Vote On The. Filtration Plant When the citizens of Lethhridge vote on the proposed filtration plant next Tuesday they will also cast then votes on a plebiscite to say.whether or not they favor a free hospital. That was decided at a meeting of-the city commissioners yesterday, afternoon The form of the plebiscite 'pn this matter lias not yet been decided. Abo'ut a month ago the Gait. Hos- pital; board at a regular meeting de cidod that, if the citizens desire, the hospital shall be put on a free basis The public wards will, be1 made free, while tho 'rates for private wards and for Uio operating room will be cut in London, Aug. British pushed forward their lines at places east of Trones' wood on the Somnie front last war cilice announced today. The statement follows: "The enemy after his live fruitless attempts Mon- day, north and east Pozieres, has not marie any fresh infantry attacks, but is maintaining a heavy artillery bom- bardment on the front and on other positions of the battle area. "Last night our troops thrust for- ward in places east of Trones wood and fighting on the outskirts of Gull- lemont, near the station, is proceed- ing. In the eastern portion of the Leipsic salient tlie enemy attempted bomb attack on our lines, but was driven back without difficulty. "North of Roclincourt two of our raiding parties successfully entered the German lines and blew up some dug-outs. "An enemy squadron of ten planes endeavored to cross qtir lines Monday on a bombing expedition1. 'They were cut off by one of pur of- fensive natrols of.four machines. The enemy's machine's pursped ..by our pa- trols. Two of the hcslile; aeroplanes had to make forced descents-'behind their own lines." French Advance Paris, Aug. troops made an advance last night east of Hilt 139 on the Somnie front. Two at- tempts of the Germans to re-capture trenches of Monacu farm were defeated.' Germans early this'morn- ing launched a series of powerful at- tacks on the' French positions from the village of Floury to a point north of Thiaumont work. They obtained footing in Thiaumont- worU fighting is still in progress. Attacks on Fleury were checked.- Germans Withdraw Berlin, via London S strong Russian force, Monday advan- ced against the ATI'Stro-German posi tions on Tlmnach-Ottynia line, to the south of the Dneister river, in Gali- is announced by the German army headquarters staff today, and the forces of the central powers with- drew to previously prepared posi- tions. Active in Caucasus London, Aug. Russians have renewed their attacks on the Cauca- sus front west of Erzingan. An official Turkish statement received here to- day, dated August o Russians gained a footing in the Turkish .lines but were driven olit after heavy fight- ing. Italians Capture day announced the capture of izia Bridgehead' uy Italian forces. It is said the city is being shelled' to drive out'Austria'ns More than prisoners were taken oa Auguat two. The los source will be taxation. in revenue from this made up by general MORE FIRES IN NORTH ONTARIO, Sault ste. Marie, Ont., Aug Fires are raging all along the line of of C. P. Tt. in the nciutj of Ncstpl ville. four miles from Tliessalon. Fire fighters have been hiid nigh! and day since Th rsday to konp the flames from enveloping the village o! Nestprvillc. PROLONG BRITISH PARLIAMENT. 531 i ct 15 per cent Clear and moderately cool. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Aug, expect- Cu prolonging tlie uie of the present parliament on ac- fy count of the war wi'l te Intro duced In the house bj Premier Asquith on Monday. I (SpeciEtl to the Hcnld) Magrath, Aug. far as can be ascertained.by the Herald correspond- ent, by careful checking up, absolut- nl> no eucituce 01 umcu. niat exists in the Magrath nnt.nct a. farmer brought-some samples into town the other day of what he .said was black rust, and reported a small patch of it west of In one of the low Ijlni sections This eudence has not thus far been further substan. tnted. and so far e" can be learned there is absolutely none of the' black lust thought theie are cvinciKMB of red rust, which is harmless. GERMAN SAVINGS Berlin Aug 6 by wireless Aug 7 In sivmb o UIK uTujiifi muy marks grc-Uei than 'In months preceding as compared the marks list U News agency -Inilnv. 'today. ;