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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA MONDAY. AUGUST M, IflHi. NUMBER 207, .Trade Figures Show Astounding Advances Over Year Previous To The War I Food They Are Given Scarcely Fit For Animals Allowed Very Little Exercise 'MANY EXPORTS ARE RECEIVED FROM U. S. Ottawa, Aug. aggre- gate trade for 12 months ending with CANADIANS REFUSE TO WORK FOR THE HUNS London, Aug. spec- ially the kind of food prisoners of war ot liilC, reached the enormous i in Germany receive, two exchanged total of This is j Canadians who came from the Min-j increase of nearly half a billion over! den camp, said there was occasionally' the pre-war year of 1913. The in- j a variation in the menu, but their US- crease is mainly to be found in the i ual rations were a cup of so-called cot- CANADIAN NttKSES DECORATED volume of goods exported; Canadian .produce, exported avloue totalled as against in 1915, fee and a lump of brown bread for breakfast; horse beans and some veg- etable mixture of sour potatoes and in 1914 and gravy, tbe latter made from powder, in 1013 The effect of the war is for dinner, with a- piece of horse flesh dent in the increased exports in all thrown in once or twice a week; and classes of goods. Exports of the pro- j in the evening thay. herrings j Left to right, Nurse Andrews, Nurse r ulu II qjiailUm nnd Nurse Holmes. ducts of mines increased from' 57 mil- and tea and what was left' of the bread These three Canadian nurses were decorated with' the Royal Red Cross for 1913 to 68 million in lillfi; of served them in the morning. lion fisheries from 1C. million to 23 million; j Earlier in the war, Henry -lames, of of forest from 3 million to'o2 million; [Montreal, an exchanged prisoner, said animal products from 45 million to j the Germans used to make a 'great fuss million; agricultural products j over the Canadians, mqre especially if 'from 149 million to 229 million and j they happened to he of French des- man n factored goods from 45 million i cent, but seeing that their pampering 'to L'Gl million. was futile they "turned upon what The heaviest export has nalurally 'been to the United Kingdom. In ifllll exports thither totalled in 1916 they totalled or nearly treble. To the United States they once defied. Now they call us all sorts of brutish names." Canadian and English soldiers have consistently refused to work for the Germans in munition factories or (they increased from 167 to 337 mil-! mines. One Canadian: Harry Ho- 'lion, while to France they Increased j sarth, a well known athlete, is under- from three million to 37 million. Im- j a second term of imprisonment j ports from the United Kingdom de- for refusing to do any kind of work! for the Germans. He.has not done a day's work for them doesn'l intend to. He refuses even to salute work in the field. They are shown leaving 'Buckingham Palace after 'lit decoration. Russian Steam 'Roller Is Trundling Italians Sweeping Enemy Off Plateaus Behind and French Take New Trenches. I creased from 143 million in 86 million in 1916, from United States from 445 million to 444 million; from iF.rance 15 million to six million, and from from 14 million to Importation jgoods" dropped tram in 1916.- This is falling Voffvor nearly one fourth. But the duty collected in amounWd to as against in 1913. Of the Dominion's total imports, 74 per cent came from across the border and only 14 per cent from the United 'Kingdom. Of Canada's total exports, however, only 28 per cent went to the gust the commandant and camp- officers am: when .of them speak to-him.-he turns his head the other way in dis- forinigiii ,ago, one, of tho return- commandant pel came through'one'of: life camps asking Jf any., of the men Knew- anything about torpedo boats 'or submarines, or any branch of engineering, offer- ing to remunerate well for services. Not one man volunteered. The lot of non-commissioned officers is, espec- liard. They supposed States and 59 per cent to the "turn to England if they have use [United. Kingdom. Expect To Find the Remaining Six Bodies By Tuesday at The Latest of their tongue, because, the Germ- ans argue, they could'.even-sit .in a chair and drill recruits. Tbey are kept in close confinement and lowed to see anything hut the sky above and the earth beneath, until they volunteer to work for the enemy. Exchanged men say they ed daily to exercise within a barbed wire enclosure, but unlike some of the French prisoners, are not permit- ted to go outside camps; (Special to, the Herald) Ottawa, Aug. by the immigration department' here as to Fernie, Aug. this morn- the reason for the rejection at the Ing about one o'clock, the sixth body that of-Henry Evans, was recovered at the hoist-station In Number three mine, Michel, and taken to the out- side. It is thought by the rescuers that Daniel Hall, the regular hoist man, had called Evans, who is. an eWerly take his place while he, Hall, went to the assistance of the two miners in the slope, who had under- taken to replace the trip of cars that had beeir-uB'fS'lod and had been left by the afternoon shift. It is thought that these men will he found soon, and that the search for ,Uie two men in room 13, hi 16 entry east, will also soon be forwarded with the recovery of those, bodies. Hopes arc enter- tained that they will all be found by Tuesday at least and the work ot cleaning up the mine may .begin im- mediately thereafter. United States .border ot a group of Ottawa nurses on their way to New York, to "assist in coping1 with the in- fant He paralysis epidemic, has elicited the information that the action was taken by the United States authorities because it was a case of contract labor and therefore an infringement of''the United States labor act. Landed There From U. S. With- out Up With The Kilties When William McCallum landed in Saturday from1 Helena, Montana to Lethbridge to en- list., he was broke. But that dldri't stop him. The walking was good, and lie had -10 miles to Letli bridge by eight o'clock in the evening meeting Corp. Jackson of the 113th on-1 the street and immediately signing on with the Kilties. He left this'af- vernoqn at 4.15 for Sarcee camp. According to the story told by -Mo Callutu, he is a native of the city famous, Detroit, Mich.-His parents are British, coming from the British Isles. Nine years ago Mc- Callum .left home and came west >to Montana. ,A member of the "Friends of the he decided it was time to come to the help qf the land of his father, so pawned a gold Helena to start him on his way. Reaching Great Falls he pawned' a suit of clothes. That got him enough to get to Warner where money fail- ed but courage did the rest. Recruiting in most of the ITALIANS USING -A NOISELESS -HOWITZER Amsterdam, Aug. cor- respondents of a Berlin paper dwell at length on 1 uss iiowitzer which they Italians used in ham- mering the 'Austrian works before Gorizia. -It: was impossible to detect the position; of the guns and their shells-wrought terrible havoc. Diagram shows the nature of the Pctrograd, Aug. the Galician front the Russian sweep contin- ues unchecked, official claim. Further gains have been made on. the upper Serelh. In Uie region of the middle SLripa and Koropice the Aus- Irians rre being pursued by the Russians, who reached the northern bank me Dncistcr before AUSTRIAN STATEMENT RECORDS FIGHTING Berlin by Wireless to Sayville, Aug. fighting is under way in Galicia, particularly in the Stanislau region, where the Russians are de- livering attacks unceasingly, says the official Austrian statement of Sunday. MORE PROGRESS BY ITALIANS Rome. Aug. troops continued yesterday pressing the Aus- triaiis back to the Garso Plateau, and east of Hill 212 pierced another strong line o.f entrenchments. About 800 soldiers were captured by the Italians, says the official announcement.' BIG GAINS ON SATURDAY London, Aug. fighting in the Somme region of France, In Galicia Work Will Be Resumed Over Whole District Under New Wage Arrangements (Special to tho Herald) Fernie, Aug. mass meeting of the Gladstone men was called oa Thursday afternoon to discuss the ac- tions of tile district board in agree- ing to submit the new proposition agreed upon by the conference in Cal- Tenants Will Vote Opposition To, Proposal Has Developed Tomorrow the cithens of Lcthbridge slopes of hill 109. FRENCH MAKE BIG ADVANCE Paris, Aug. 12, 11.05 p.m. North of the Sommo, the French attached the third German lino from Hardecourt to the river at Duscourt, a distance of. ilU kilometres (3% taking all the trenches to a depth of metres (nearly two-thirds of a according to the statement issued tonight. The French have penetrated the village of.' Maurepas and have- taken a thousand prisoners and 30 machine guns. MORE TRENCHES CAPTURED BY FRENCH Paris, Aug. 14. French troops captured some trenches on the left'pf lhe! Fay-Denicourt road in the Somme sector last night, says the war office an- nouncement today. There was brisk cannonading in the region of. Maurepas. German attacks in the vicinity of Hill 304 and at Fleury, in Uie Verdun sector, ivere repulsed. v GERMANS GAIN A FOOTHOLD London, Aug. 14. Attacking British positions near Pozieres. on the Eomme front, the Germans last night gained-a foothold temporarily In "a por- tion of the trenches taken from them Sunday. The statement follows: ''Last night west of Pozieres the enemy gained tl i a temporary footing In a portion of trenches on the British fiont between will say at the polls whether they like j the the Ancre. "South of Ypres salient we carried out a successful raid without incurring losses ourselves. There has been further mining activity. We foicej an entry into a German gallery at the bluff north of the Ypres-Comines Canal. and bslow it a considerable length; we captured some mining stores. We also successfully exploded a mine near Cordonnerie." __ water "neat" or with a generous ap- plication of mud ahtl germs during five months of the year. The plebis- cite on the nitration question is arous- ing a great deal of interest- Voting will take place at two polls in West- minster school for all voters north of the track and in the old Bentlcy between the British and Turks along the front east of the Suez Canal, the war Co. stand, 5th St. S., for all south of j office announced today. In Mesopotamia also the British made an attack but HEAVY FIGHTING WITH TURKS Constantinople, via London, Aug. fighting has been resumed very slow and recruiting agents gary, without first consulting the lo- expect it to continue so throughout The board was censured for its harvest "period. [action, but when the president, Mr, i Graham, Secretary Carter and the I ternational board member Reese ar- MOTOR BOAT Montreal, Aug. motor boat' men, __ Jovial, valued at was destroy-j duced "to an ed by fire during a regatta on nakejiarge majority, in. the vote'cast on I IS' of TKO Mountains Saturdas-. ASBESTOS STRIKE IS OVER Thetford Mines, Aug. -as- >estos miners' strike is over. ,-Thej ficuJtits? Thursday, and they work tonight. The district the KeiJ-." renresi greed to go to the track. It is.important to note that every- one on the voters' list is entitled to vote-on tho. plebiscite tomorrow. The question is considered of such gener- al interest that tenants, and others are being asked their opinion. Opinions on tb'tf.street are divided as to the result; One well-known man who is-always ready to bet on an j election, has ready to post that j the plebiscite will bis defeated, but many of tiie heaviest ratepayers in! city are in favor of the measue retreated after a battle of two hours, the war office says. EXTEND LIFE OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT bee men remaining here return though they are saying very little. It is declared by some who have figured mc-ais announced to! out the cost of Iaat s.PrinS's epidemic 1 sentitfve that all of typhoid that the money loss was d aMtSi't not IeSS, while the loss of ten lives Some1 London, Aug. Premier Asquith introduced in the house of commons today the' bill to extend the life of the present parliament for eight months or until the end of next May. work tomorrow at the rate previously offered. A further increase will, be decided later. fn the whole district work! would: be continued under'tho new I "'en go so far as to say hat the.ty- modifications of the nresent aareu- epidemic cost Lethhridze enough Comm'r: Grace Has a Word To Say On Filtration Plant Tp the Editor of the Herald: Dear a word regarding the necessity of a filter plant. In the first place tho plants at Macteod, Medicine Work will be resumed in new No. Hat and saskatoon do remove the col- at Michel 'Buoraiit ex-aldcrihan helicyes so or not These threo .cities have'prbv- 8, across the gulch from the No. Creeks' mines will resume work to- night. The absence of tho rescue appara. ins from Coal Creek, Vv'ednesday .inci Thursday, and. t'ne of many fire bosses and Supt. CanlflcM. ed the Coal Creek mines to remnin idle those two days. The election on the acceptance or rejection _of the new wage proposition, which took place Thursday, also interfered some- what with the continuance of work under the very peculiar combination of circumstances. difference if t, HARVESTERS COMING 0 Charlottetown, P. B. I., Aug. and fifty Satuiday on the harvest cxcur- aion en to us beyond doubt that -97 per cent of nl! impuriticl .are removed from the water. The "very fact that we had 119 cases of typhoid this year and Macleod had three and Medicine Hat 5, and none of it attributed to the water, is proof enough tor any rea- sonable man. I once heard John W. Hill, an nent lecture-on this subject and he cited case drier cose of -great cities in the old oountry and in the Statea where filter plants had reduced the typhoid cases from an oven 50 in 1000 of a population down to 2 and 3. Our water 1s particularly lnul and I am really frightened -.of what wilt be the result if we go on ami do nplhing to I'omcdy it. Even ,tf we wore noli afraid of the dreaded typhoid, .our .wa to iastal the proposed, plant. the other Hand those cprosod to mcnt.' :Much relief is expressed here bv all, classes at the final settlement of wl.i 11 measure say the city cannot spend times threatened to resolve without raising the taxes itself into a permanent strike. I1LLETS! I which are high enough now, and that I a little typhoid epidemic now and j then is to be expected a young city. i Tiict there will lie a big vote nollod j tomorrow goes without saying. July the out will cost more money than tration plant and wo. will- be out of water-in many parts of the city.- With ii new filtration plant the! mains will start to clean out and will j eventually become clean again and the Johnstown, Pa., Aug. full capacity of our expensive water I five ,jersons were killed and injur- Verdict At Inquest Was Heart Death Accidental Dr. Simpson Say He Would Pay Big Sum to "Quieten It Down." mainu will he restored. ed in a head-on collision .between .two tor. mains arc setting -T-'o 'and each year and very likely in tho very near future with years as bnd at? tho last two have boon, be ologgcd with mud, and them past two years invested in an up to date filtration plant. (.CONTINUED off TAOK 4) milns from here, today. Fourteen persons, were instantly killed, while the others-died after being removed from the wreckage. Several more are in .a critical conditfon nnd will proh- ably'die. Someone remarked that the Siiska-; trolley cars on the line of the toon plant cost only It really; cost did "not include the Echo" and 'nrook vale, seven cost of the sedimentation basin which was already built and which proved entirely inadequate and a new and very expensive one Is now being con- structed. Also, permit me to call your atten- tion to the fact that the people who built the "Saskatoon plant arc also ten- dering on our plant. You can't shoot out the oM cribs, repair (hem nnd refill thorn with sand for or for and if you could, cribs in this river bed have proved a failure and n very costly one. As for the cost, it will be about add if the treasury notes afo sold the will actually be the MARKETS Spot wheat Track wheat October wheat October oats October flax 145'X, 197 WEATHER Htflh 72 50 tut and warm, thunder- 4tormt in few places Fred lUaske, a farm hand workii on the California ranch, belonging Toronto, Aug. 12. The conciliation investigating .1. w. McClain near Nobleford, was board of j found dead in in the bunk the differ- llouse ycstcrtiay morning. A. E. Hum- nnd is expected to slt.all week. London, Aug. In a contribution to Reynolds' newspaper this week. Ma- jor-Genornl Sir Sam Hughes says that cot the men Canada promised. In a tribute to Lloyd Sir Sain says thnt his vigor an appeal to iha Canadian tejiiperament. "We heads th'e "gping whole hoc this pjiiclied up peace is in- --i'- v inquest. The verdict ot tie jury was ileatli caused by heart failure. Decease'.! came from Wiuona, JMnn.; where his nearest relatives live. The verdict in tile death Henry Katinski, tbe Coailuirst minci1 who was killed on Friday, was reached on Saturday afternoon and stated that deceased came to Ills death while working in the mine by becoming con- fused and stepping in tront of trav- elling It aypoars, that Katln- ski's lamp went out and tbat in find- ing bis way out of .the mine he. met a flro boss, who showed him the way On .coming to the light howetor, he became confused at a turnout whore the haulage rapes and horse-drawn cara meet and stepped on the tracK right in front of the moving oars The accident was not duo in auy io negligence tho company, .Winnipeg, Aug. witness- es '.rare called by the crown this forer noon to give evidence in" the case against the ex-ministers. Miss Mercy Smith who was Dr. R. M. housekeeper for over two the stand at adjournment. She; swore that in -April of last year Dr. I Simpson took to his apartment a Gladstone bag of. bank notes which he piled on the table. An hour lat- er he took the money away m the same bag. Prom the figures on slips of paper he left, she was informed that there had been J50.000 in the bag and she saw a pile of ?20 bills MuH Smith told of Dr. Simpson telephoning John Sweeney, who is associated with the defence in the present She ings mentioned and ihett Dr saui that ho "wouldn't mind three or four thousand dollars; to quieten it down." Cits detectives Kilcup, McCutcheon and Smith identified documents se- cured by them oh authority of'search warrants from the residences of ChaSi B. Kelly, -Thomas Kelly and offices of. the Kelly firm last September. EX-PREMIER OF VICTORIA DEAD London, Aug Hon sir George Turner, former premier of Vic.; toria, aged 65, dleil suddenly day, snys Router's Melbourne i pondpnt THIRTEEN MINERS KILLIO London, Aug mliMN were killed this moral-lit fa no sion at Ashmgton T-t ;