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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 4, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. MINE LABOR TO Appeal to Coal Commissioner to Get Full Crews For Mines In District PRODUCTION WILL BE SERIOUSLY HANDICAPPED ITnless something Is done to augment tho mine labor supply, the prospect of a coal mm I tic on the prairie* during tho coming winter will look very black before many weeks. Tho minora have returned to work in all camps In tho district, hut in tho lignito tnincH in tills field the shortage of men is causing liio operators a great deal of worry. "Tliero isn't a mine in tills part of the district that couldn't put on three times tho number of men," said an operator to tho Herald today. It is understood No. 3 Gait mine �will not bo opened at present, while No. C will have only a part crow. The mines across the river are having Hie same difficulty. It is stated that the operators have j appealed to Commissioner Armstrong j to do something to overcome the lab- : or shortage. The loss of tonnage in \ the lignite mines of the province during April, May and June is estimated to be in tlie neighborhood of 800,000 tons. This means that the dealers have that amount less stored than at this time last year. In March there were 1S34 miners �working in tho lignito mines in Lethbridge and across tlie rlvor. Today there are not more than S00. -> * : : ? ; > : : : : : : : > -j > .j ? STARS AND STR1PRS FLY * ? AT KING'S COMMAND ? liondon, July 4. - By order of ? the king the Stars mill stripes > were flying from Victoria Tow- ? or of the house of parliament 0 enemy craft as revealed by roving passed. Fourteen companies nowarejrnys of searchlights, speedily routed on duty here, and six companies of | ... ,.___-___________ second Illinois infantry were expected to arrive from Chicago at (i o'clock, increasing the number of guardsmen to about 2,000. Aside from numerous small fires, involving but slight loss, there were no disorders last lilght and the death list, remained at 2S. Tho number of white men killed in rioting was increased to four by the death last night of detective Frank W'oglcy, who was shot Sunday night. Governor Lowdeu, who arrived here last night, said after a conference with the members of the chamber of commerce, that the situation was well in hand. Tho governor declared that a large number of soldiers would remain here under Adjutant-General Dickson until they were no longer needed and that if further rioting broke out every guardsman in the state would be sent here. The street car service, which ceas- safe distance while the presence of oil and wreckage on tho surface of the sea after tlie battle Indicated the destruction of one and probably more of the undersea vessels. Loth attacks were made far out on the Atlantic. Sob. Work Is Falling Down Now , . , . , , .... t ,ed at S o'clock last night, will be re- explosion of bombs in different ureas 8umert t0 but&ll saloons will ro- was beard. Nothing could be saeu of the air planes, tho Titmiber of which was estimated variously. The Germans, favored by tho weather, succeeded in penetrating inland a little distance and dropped bombs promiscuously. The raid was short and swiff. It is belioved only slight damage was done. Thus far no casualties have been reported. main closed until-"further notice. TROOPS TAKE OATH Athens, July 3, via London, July 4.-This morninfl Field Marshal, troops and officers In Athens took the oath of fidelity, thereafter marching past Venizelos. It was the climax of an extraordinary three weeks which marked the end of the devil's pact between Gcnnany and the ex-king, first manifested when the military soul of Greece was sold at Fort Roupole. ASSISTANT CM. OF C. P. R. VISITS HERE D. O. Coleman, assistant general manager of C. P. It. western lines paid the city a flying visit yesterday. Ho arrived from Calgary at 4.10 in the afternoon and went east on his special to Manyberrles to inspect the new line. Ho returned to Calgary last night. Superintendent Cotterell of this division accompanied him on his trip, going to Calgary with him. The party wore travelling on the Lethhridge-Weyburn branch during tho storm and saw that, stretch of CDuntry get the soaking rain it needed to bring on tho crops. Heavy Storm Hits City and Rain Aids Crops in District Lethbridge and immedlato vicinity *'ore visited last evening between five and six o'clock by one of tho worst electrical storms known in ycai'h. For a few minutes in one period of the storm tho rain and hnil descended in torronts, n veritable cloudburst. Streets everywhere wore under water, and cellars all about town woro flooded., Tho hail was small, but fell in groat quantities, and did some damttgo to gardens about the city. Rain General to East. . From official reports received, howovor, the hall was confined to�.o city and immodlute vicinity, The rain storm, coming up from the north, swept down from tho Carmongay lino, Whore tho downfall was henvy at places, and continued oaHt and southeast. At Tabor tho rainfall was light, but becamo heavy several miles east of thero, and continued heavy to Medicine Hat, and south to tho Foro-moBt line. In ^ill theBo districts tho need of rain was beginning to be felt, and last: night's storm brightens tlie prospects of a bumper crop to an immeasurable degree. In fact, it practically assures the crop, as the hot dry spell is now broken, and some further showers may )>o looked for from time to time during the, next fciontu. - Voting on the bylaw for the purchase of the V. 11. C. A. is taking place today. The polls are located at Central School and Westminster school. Up till noon today the vote was very small, but efforts are being made to get out as many as possible this afternoon and evening. The polls tire open until eight o'clock. The Y.M.C.A. directors are making every effort to get out a favorable vote and at noon it looked as.if thoy would be successful. Tragedy has overtaken the family of a farmer near Del Bonit?., in the Magrath district, and subscriptions are being asked for their aid in the city. K appears the!, during the absence of the farmer and his family, their shack was destroyed by lire with all its contents. Tho family have nothing left save the clothes they were wearing at the time.' A subscription list was started in the district to build the family a new home, and any donations of clothing and other necessary contents for the shack, which are forthcoming in Lethbridge should be sent to the nursing mission, which will see that they are properly forwarded. There are three children in the family, two girls 13 and 16, and a boy of six. Clothing is needed, as well as bed clothing. London, July 4.-Field Marshall Von Hlndenburg'a prediction on his return from Austrian headquarters that Germany's enemies would be forced to make peace in the near ",'uture if '.he Germans held vheir ground until the submarine had done Us work received a prompt and convincing reply in this week's figures of the-sinkings of ves'3els.-Th�-"total ' is the smallest in several weeks. The conclusion has been reached that it is impossible for submarines to maintain any average of sinkings which will have an appreciable effect on the overseas communications of the allies. THE TOTAL. London, July 4.-The weekly chipping summary issued today shows that 15 British merchant ships of more ihan 1,600 tons were sunk and five vessels of less than that tonnage, eleven fishing vessels also were lost. France, says: "There Is nothing to report except considerable artlillery activity on both sides at numorous> parts of the front." Bent on Revenge Paris. July 3, via London, July 4.- Petrograd, July 4.-In the fighting of Sunday and Monday three hundred officers, 18,000 men, 20 guns and 315 > machine guns were captured by tho Russians, the wvr office announces. NEARLY 6000 WERE E ! * > ? New York, July 4.-A London cable to the New York Sun, dated Tuesday | the end of this week says the "government clearly showed its hand yesterday and indicated a disposition to establish a government monopoly of the liquor traffic and manufacture by appointing commissions to investigate and report on the subject." KILLED IN RELIGIOUS DISPUTE Mellevillo, Out., July 4.-gamuel Rogers, IS years old,, was arrested yesterday, charged with causing tlie death of James Gallagher, of Marmora township, Saturday. It is charged that while engaged in a religious dispute on Saturday, warm words wore exchanged, and that Rogers struck Gallagher in tho head with a shovel. >> : > * > � * > > * ENGLAND SENDS * SHIPS TO SWEDEN > Copenhagen, July 4.-A dis- steamers, thanks to England's > generosity, are now on the way ^ 'j 0,437 were raised. Ottawa, July 4.-During the month, of Juno just ended a total of 5,750 recruits were secured In the Dominion, j The first two weeks of tho month supplied 3.392 and the tatter fortnight 2,"5S. Canada's total enlistment from the beginning of tho war now stands1; at 423,859. During the last two weeks of June the Toronto division headed, the list with G20 recruits raised, Ottawa and Kingston coming next withv 452. Other divisions and districts en-. listed as follows: British Columbia' 298; Manitoba 264; London 222;, Montreal 19S; Maritime Provinces 157; Saskatchewan 76; Alberta 51; Quebec district 20. The month's recruiting of 5,750 shows a slight falling off from tho month of May when (CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX) ? ? > > * ? '"' �> *> > ? c. > :> FEARED THEY ARE ? : DRQWNEO. > ? Prautford, Ont., July 4.- ? firm of C. l\ McGregor and *> ? Kred. McGowan, of tho Courior > ? they have been drowned in tho ?; **'>>** * * ?   .I will be allowed in private . , . , . ,,, , houses;. The section of tho act cover- London, July 4.- 1 lie esenpe ol Pre-.llis nKuii,: "No ,)erH01l wUhin the limits of tho province of Alberta shiill have or keep in his private sldent LI Yuan Hung of China, from the palace nt Pekin on Monday evening is reported in-� niv Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Tien Tsin. The president is said to have gone to the logation of one of tho entente nations. : > > SHOOTING ACCIDENT London, Ont., July 4.-Harry Fillmore, ngod 13, was instantly killed yesterday, when a rifle in the hands of a playmate H. Arbiicklo, went off jis tlie arm of a third boy accidentally struck the barrel. dwelling house a quantity of liquor exceeding one quart of spirituous liquor and two gallons of malt liquor." Section 36 of the Act states that it anyone permits drunkenness or disorderly conduct arising from drunkenness to occur on his premises he shall be guilty of an offence against the Act. Section 55 is repealed and section 77 now takes Its place. It Btates that if a person is found along a street or highway or other public place in,an Intoxicated condition he Btaall be liable to a fine not exceeding $20, and upon the trial of bucIi a case he sbull be compellable to ntato the name of tho person from whom he obtained the liquor and the place in which, he obtained it, and if he refuses to dl--vulgo the inofrmation he may be imprisoned until he discloses his information for a period not exceeding three months. � Comparison of statistics of police' court cases during the past two years shows a great; falling off In drunkenness in Lethbridge. For tho year from July 1st, 1015 to July 1916 there were 262 drunk cases. In the same period ending July 1st, 1017, the total1 number of cases was only 110 or considerably less than half. The com-:; parison In total cases la 704 against 154 in 101G-17. Following are the'figures by the various Quarters: From July 1st to Sept. 3D, 1B15: 80 drunks; 70 other cases. Total 150. From Sept. 30th to, Dec. 31st: 17� drunks; 100 other cases. Total 276. From Dec. 31st to March 31st: S6r drunks; 53 others. Total 139. From March 31st to June 30th, 10�{ drunks; 39 others. Total 139. Grand'" total 704. . 1; From July 1st to Slept. 30, 1MI; �{ drunks; IS others. Total 23. . From Sept. 30th to Dec. 31tt, It drunks; 25 others. .Total 37. From Dec. 31st to March 8)ft$; Ifi drunks; 28 others. Totol . \ From March 31st to Jun* 38th: (trunks; .17 others. Total 4*. mmtk* totul 16*. ' 4^?^1 40 75 ;