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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. All Camps in Lethbridge District Vote Strongly Against a Possibility but Not Probability LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Tl'ESDAY. .ll'LY II. THE WESTERN BATTLE LINE NUMBER 178 Lu or and Verdun battle. which are j _ r-' S I r vnaflfixsSff FEtKCll OlilVE. 'VM> k THE VOTE Commerce camp, Lethbridge camp Kipp camp........ Fcrnie (Gladstone) Taber Camp Blairmorc Hillcrost Bellevuc........ Frank McGillivray...... Ccleman........ For 7 61 31 309 4 33 15 91 60 55 ..19S Against 108 283 195 227 23 10 137 255 68 S5 5S Vote at Fernie Ferule. B. C., .Inly miners of Gladstone union here today cast votes at tile election held to voluj on the or rejection of the proiiositiun of UK; operators' associa lion to advance the wages. Then were stllirniative ballots and 227 negatives. a majority for the proposition of 82. There were nine spoiled ballots. At Taber Taber, July miners voted yesterday on ihe proposals of the op- erators for an increase. Tlie result ot the vote was 23 against three for f live per cent aim G EIIl Possibilities that there may _ strike in the Southern Allierla and the proposals. Vastern B C fields developed today1 The min, rs here support Ihe men s when the vote showed that the op- own proposals of ten per cent m- proposal tn Kraut un im-1 crease in place ot the operators pro- mediate five per cent increase in the wage schedule was turned down by the men at the polls yesterday. the exact ligures are not known the fact that tho three Lethbridge camps and the one at Taber gave a. majority of over 500 against the acceptance of, the proposal, is considered proof tliat the whole district, will refuse the in- will follow the refusal of the operators' offer? The executive ot Ihe operators' association and llio ol- jicials of District No. IS of iA meet tomorrow la Calgary to dis- cuss the situation. Tlie men asked for an increase of ten per cent. Tlie operators offered five per cent m- oreaso now with an additional per cent; increase on March otst u the miners would sign up another agreement on .that basis. Froin the result of yesterday's .vot- ing the men want, ten per cent in- crease or nothing, and that will bo the only basis on which their repre- sentatives will .be able to deal with the operators at the Calgary meet- what ihe status of the miners the present negotiations may be, TO-DAY'S WAR SUMMARY is rather hard to tell. The ten pel- rent Increase asked for is by way ot bonus owing to the increase in the cost of living due to the war Brit s Washington. July sentations have been made to the state department by the British and French embassies setting up the claim that the German mer- chantman Deutschland is poten- tially a warship even though a dreadnought, and used as a mer- chantman. Baltimore, July Konig today made a statement to the customs officials today that he expected to get away within ten days. He had been told that if he remained longer than two weeks the Dcutschland's wireless would be sealed up. Raymond. July lor Raymond's big fall fair nest Au- gust are away, to u fjood' start.- The prize list is now in tlie har.ds of tlie printers and will bo off the press this month. The list contains an attractive list of premiums and trophies, every department having a full and compre- hensive number of classes. Every I London, JnJy the capture by the French of Lanmisonctte Hill, which dominates the- valley of the Somme and from which everything that happens in I'erolilie can be ob- served, one of the primary objects of the Anslo-French offensive lias been achieved. The two. armies are now engaged in an effort to organize and extend the limits of the ground they jliavc gained and in repelling German counter-attacks which are directed particularly against the iiritish to the north of the river where they suc- I ceeded in regaining a fooling in the i Tronea Wood. At other points, how- 'ever the British have been able to make some progress, although nec- essarily slow, against well fortified positions. The Germans on their part are i heavily shelling the allied front from I Lens to the Belgian coast, but thus far there have been no attempts at infantry actions except for the usual raids in which both sides engage, i The (Russians continue their ad-i School Land Auction Totals toward Kovel and now are on- !-aged in a pitched battle along the I banks of the stokhod which they have I crossed at some points. On the rest of the eastern front, while there continuous lighting at many places, no important change occurred. Both sides are concentrating their efforts Jon the Lutsk salient to tlie east of the Caucasus and Mesopotamia righting between the Turks and Hus- isians continues with varying results. I The weather in the greater part oi this i region which is extremely hot, pre- I eludes any sustained efforts. Magrath. July the 7- vt-ai-ijld daughter of Mr. and A W. Fletcher, died on Saturday even ing after a protracted illness ol measles and pneumonia. Medical ait was summoned from Raymond and -verything possible done to revive liei farmer in Southern Alberta will bejbut all efforts proved futile. A. "tt iven an opportunity to exhibit his I Fletcher, father of llin child, who has Iron Walls Closing In on Kaiser's Empire Truth Impresses Itself on Allied Successes London, July Rotterdam correspondent of the Dally News, telegraphing under Monday's date, says: "It is becoming Increasingly evi- dent that the German nation is slowly recognizing that their much trusted iron ring of troops is being battered and that the allies must noon show in- "The strain of the struggle to hold all fronts is turning Germany into one vast hospital and is chilling the hearts of the people. The mans of wounded arriving from all fronts Is the visible result of what some papers are describing as the great critical struggle for victory or defeat. "Major Moraht, military critic, informs the people that the Russian offensive is more sustained than the whole world expected. The crowd of newspapermen who have always been taken along to describe any big event and even permanently accredited correspondents at German headquarters are not describing affairs. Only army critics are talking and they are 9 Moraht in the Berlin Tages Zeitung says: "In the west >s else- where the great question for us is staving off 3 decisive Great fear seems to have entered German hearts. Although the German headquarters speak of the allies as having no serious advantage and talk of disappointments for the British, alongside these versions stand the offi- communications of the allies, untouched by the censor and without even "the ironical headlines which hitherto have accompanied them. The truth is not being withheld from the German people, but the public, is being prepared for unavoidable developments. p p----------------------------------o British Victors London, July British cap- Over Price An Acre armer given an opportunity to exhibit his I Fletcher, father of llin child, stnft. There are no restrictions ex- j been on a mission the cent with regards the professional prize lifter from the eastern province- to states for IS- months, wa met the other evening of the miners got a _-- time ago and tho miners here I) ome lime ixsu thev are entitled to some considera- tion At the. same time, the pres- ent working agreement, signed by operators and miners in March into, calls for the present, wage schedule to remain in effect until March Jlst JIU7 Should the miners decide, as H result of the vote yesterday, to stick out for the ten per cent in- crease, and if at the same time the operators refuse to give it, adhering strictly to the agreement which still has nine months to run, a strike would nrobabl.-- develop in whici tie musical festival which will be one ot the main features of the exhibition. The program for the festival will be issued shortly. The music has been ordered and will arrive next week. The sporting and racing program for the fair will be well up to ihe standard of former years. The regu- lar fall race meeting will be held two days of the fair and some fast horses will be seen on the track. S. P. Kim- ball is the secretary this year and will supply all information regarding the exhibition. The Raymond Agricultural society corned. It is considered doubtful it such a strike occurred, who her he International Board would uphold the men in their contentions. Operators May Yield But from a source cioao to the op- erators the Herald learned this morn- ing that rather than see a strike, with labor already scarce and with a big demand tor coal in sight, tic would accede to the demands of the me and give the 10 per cent in- crease asked lor. It is just possible however, that they will make a Ugh., and endeavor 10 effect a compromise. From a source close to the men it is learned that, had the operators rot been so anxious to got. the union to sign up a new two-year agreement at the present time, the proposal foi five ner <-cnt increase now would have been accepted. The men thoiiilil however, they were being .forced into a position not to their own afl vantage. Will Increae Coal Price Should negotiations result in the men securing a ten per cent increase, coal users will find their fuel bills much lusher lies', winter. A gene, a ten per ceat increase in wages won d result In adding about 2o cents to the mine cost of a ton ot coa I o meet thlH the operators Vould probably raise llioir prices from to llio dealer to R35. so that the dealers would not sell at less than n two ton lots, and probably for single ton lots. o under tie auspices of ths Dominion hts are con-1 and Provincial departments of and Provincial departments 01 agri-.are uunums HUUL culture is holding a competition for I residences and Newel Rich -ardens and standing fields of grain, ing ft home in tho east end of town. Prises of 540, ?20 and }15 are offered "-J........ "or the best leu acres ot wheat and '.or the besi the best, quarter acre of vegetables. The awards will be made by judges appointed by IhP provincial seed uraiich. Entries must be filed with the secretary before July 20th. C. P. R. LAST SALE New York. July last Eale of C. P. R. today was at 17814. the eastern I wired, and is expected home this evening. I Bernard Ilra'dshaw of Magrath was married in the Salt Lake temple last week to Miss Loda Harris of Provo, j Utah, and they have left for an ex-: tended trip through southern Califor- nia. Arizona and Texas. Intending to live in Magrath after the consumma- tion of their honeymoon. Tlie celebration which was. post- poned on account of measles, will be held.on the 24th of Ihls month in com-( memoration of Magrath becoming a town, being the ninth anniversary. It v.-as also CD years on this date that Brigham Young led a small band of; pioneers to the site wiiere Salt Lake City now stands, thus planting the seeds of colonization. N C. Poulson and Bryan Meldrum are building neat additions to their build- R. W. Bradslnnv lias sold his large clip of wool, receiving the best price that has been paid (his year, on ac- count oi the exceptionally good cntal- NEW YORK METAL EXCHANGE Now'York, July Six- ly day bills. -I 72, demand. 4.75, ca- bles -I'vfi Francs, demand a.HO, cables' Roubles, demand 307S, cables 31 Bar silver, 60 cents. Vulcan, July "11 (Special to the set what is be- lieved by land men to be a rec- ord at the sale of school lands here considerably over worth of land was sold. This sale, with that of the previous day, the total sales of school-land along the AI- dersyde line E. over the half million dollar mark. There were 204 parcels of land for sale, of which 90 per cent wore taken, or about acres. The prices ranged from 57 per acre to per acre, and the aver- age was in the neighborhood of The land was bought mostly by farmers in the district, and will be added to their farms and brought .under cultivation next year. Vulcan has already ship- ped about bushels from its 1915 crop, and when the new- ly purchased school lands are added to the crop area, two mil- lion bushel crops will be in sight for the district. Chicago, July W. Chat- in twice nominee ot the prohibition party for president, has announced that he will work for the nomination of Henry Ford for president at the prohibition national convention at Bye-Election for Ontario Legis- lature Results in Gain for Op.nosition Stratford, Ont., July Welling- ton Hay, grain dealer, of Listowel, Liberal, won North Perth for the Lib- eral side 111 the Ontario legislature in the bye-election when he de- feated the Conservative candidate, John A. Makins, farmer of North East- hope, by a majority of 573. North Perth gave a Conservative majority Biggest Wool Sale on Record Here to be Held on July 19th What will be the most important tablishins the correct values on the and the largest sale of wool ever oi-j different clips ot wool, also assist- fcred in Canada, being the clip of Ing to define the market values will 000 head of sheep owned by the the idea of educating sheepmen to Southern Alberta Wool Growers' As- raise the most profitable focks-no sot-iation's members, whose head pt-j merely (or wool, but for both mutto.i BRITISH PATROL I. BOATS SUNK Berlin. July 11 wireless lo ad- mil-ally announced today that an Austrian cruiser had sunk four or five iiritish armored patrol boats. Only nine men from Ihe British vessels were rescued. i.. In the. Supreme Court at Cal- gary yesterday, before Mr. Jus- tice McCarthy, C. F. Jamieson, of C. F. Harris' office, made an application for bail ,for Mike Chubcz, who is in the guard room of the R.N.W.M.P. at Leth- bridge, awaiting trial for having caused the death of the late Jerry St Paul next week. It was announced that V. G. l-lm- shaw chairman of the prohibition na- tional committee, has had an inter- view with Mr. Ford on the subject of the presidential nomination and that Mr Ford's views on the liquor Ques- tion were satisfactory lo the national I committee. The Detroit manufacturer is considering the question and will a'naounce his position in a few days. That Mr Ford will accent the nom- ination was taken as a foregone con- clusion by Mr. Chafin. "Mr Ford is a stronger candidate than either Wilson or Hughes, and if nominated, he can be elected this year." Mr. Chafin said. INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES m BEING WOUND UP Winnipeg, July order dir- ecting the winding up of the Inter- national Securities company, limited. er of in 1314, when James Tor- ranee was elected, and the Conserv- atives claim that today's big turnover was due largely to the opposition of the liquor interests, which went dead against the Hearst government. The vacancy in the riding was due to the appointment of James Torrance, M. b. A., to the position of customs col- lector at Stratford. ucaii, national Carroll. His Lordship, after hear- j real estate dealers, was granted to- ing the statements that the prisoner should be re- leased until the time set for his trial upon entering into his own bond In the'sum of dav bv Mr. juslice Melcalfe, upon petition of a creditor. The Trader- Trust company -was appointed pr-'" ional liquidators. TWO BANDITS RAISE IN EDMONTON Edmonton, July masked men entered the cashier's office at the car barns at 7 o'cloclt Saturday even- ing and after covering the cashier with guns secured over and a large "number of tickets amounting in value to over The men. after threatening to blow up the building if any outcry was made when they left, departed with their loot. No trace has been found regarding them up to the present. SIR MAX AITKEN HONORED Ottawa, July Max Aitken Canadian official eye-witness, at the front has been named honorary col- onel of the new 336th Highland regi ment, being raised in New Brunswick. lured Contalmaison on the, French front, last night, the war office an- nounced today. Several lines of trenches in Mametz were laken by the British forces and heavy fighting continues In the Trones Wood. French Front Paris, July situation re- mained unchanged on the Somme front Monday night. The war office statement of today says it has been ascertained that south of the Somme the French in the last two days have taken more than prisoners. Oh Verdun Front" On'tlie Verdun front the Germans launched an attack at four o'clock this morning on French positions from Pleury to a point east of Chen- ols. They succeeded in penetrating- advanced French trenches at some points but were expelled immediately )y Counter-attack. West.of the Meuse there was active artillery fighting in .he neighborhood of Avocourt and 3hattancourt. Deny Russian SuccMs Amsterdam, via London, July 11 Berlin senji-offlcltti statement contra- dicts the Russian, report of the cap- ture of Pinsk. Russians Beaten Back Berlin, via London, July sian troops advancing In the direc- tion of Kovel have been beaten back bv the Germans in a counter sttack jear Pulowlcz, south of the Sarny- Kovel railroad. Tiie cap- tured-three machine eat Heading Out Over the Entire South-Other Crops Good The whole south country is now a A district twelve miles west e wo smiliil" sea of waving grain rapidly rte'v, William Phillips, who former- 1 mldcr rays of the hot 'i._i.i ii Wvmlhani Min- _____ ourin out its om, ot town was visited by a -hail storm ly'held a charge at Wyndham, Min- lias come to Lethbridge to n. succeed pev. D. Ross as pastor of sun that has been pouring out its much needed warmth for the past Nearly all crops are reported lo be as fully advanced as last year, Nobleford, July Crops have im- which if the weather remains line, oi w tails regaruin on Sunday morning last, only a few; fields being touched. This storm was steps for the establishment of follow ed on Monday by a warm rain I a firm sllip mvners to engage in traffic by means of. commercial sub- marines, it says, was taken in the will be Wednesday ot this -week, tho association corrals located at Conrad. Alberta. seat-on, will have shear- ed some lo sheep at their pens. During favorable weath- er conditions it haa been possible to Mils wool throush turn out 3.000 sheared sheep per day, those adopted or f having employed 30 shearers. sociation. This association ia responsible for Intro- (d) Establishing a trade mark. The following is nn important clause, making for co-operation in selling; No member shall dispose ol jhnnnels other I ban approved by the As- .uillipE has held several impo ant charges in United States, and he hopes to be able to build up the con- gregation hero. T.he usual midweek services will be held this week, and special sermons will be preached by Mr. Phillips next Sunday. .1 ii'fricl adopted by the association's nuge tll.itnci. mombera om annual meeting last March a nom- f her "of" members pledged support to the Dominion livestock department of members must dispose of their wool through the some few members this was tho first step p .towards es- (CONTINUED ON. AI MARKETS July wheat October wriest July oats July flax......... 1119s WbAi'Hiili High......................... Low............ Fair and very warm oe, proved greatly under the influence of warm weather. Wheat measured to- day on the Noble farm cast of the village1 was Inches and is headed out. Crops west of tlie village are much higher and more advanced in every way than 'those in the eastern portion of the district. Oats are mak- ing great progress and barley and flax are in fine .shape. Work on summer fallow (s progressing. CARMANGAV Carmangay, July All grain is making rapid progress at present, and the wheat is heading out. This is the crop report for this week in a few words. -A..; Company Has Been Organized in Bremen to Establish Re- gular Line of These Boats j. Amsterdam, via London, July Another commercial submarine, tho Bremen, constructed by the same con- cern that built the Deutschland, now in a United States port, already has left harbor, according to the Berlin Vosslche Zeitung. This statement was made by the newspaper in giving de- tails regarding the ownership of the asting all day, and the growth of ;rain has been very rapid. Mr. Untinen tricked a fine bunch of heads from his farm just west of town on Wednes-, day and since then we have had re- ports from many farmers to the effect that wheat is heading out. From this distance it looks as if the harvest will be very few days behind that of last ear. GRASSY LAKE Grassy Lake. July ot the wheat Is starting to head and on an average stands a little over two feet high Some of the llax is a good foot tall, and all grain is doing flue. Tho frost a week ago yellowed the ends of the grain In n few places but did no apparent damage. It has rained every three or four days during the last two weeks and tho warm oiid hot days be- tween are making things grow flue The crop prospect runs well above the thirty bushel mark locally (CONTINUED ON 1'AQE of 1916 by Alfred Lohmann, then president of the Bremen chamber of commerce. As a result the German ship-owners firm of Ocean Company, Limited, of was registered at Bremen as having been established by the North German-Lloyd company, Deutschbank and Lohmann. Tho Deutschland, adds the was built in the German yard at Kiel: and several other submarines are be- ing constructed. SIR RIDER HAGGARD AT EDMOHTON Edmonton, July the aus- pices of the board of trade, Sir Rider Haggard spoke at McDougall Metho- dist church last night on "The Settlement of Soldiers atter the War. Under the Union jack." He cd a recruiting meeting Sunday noon. _' ;