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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LUTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA WKDNKSDAY. JULY 12, lillli NUMBER Cry Out for Sympathy When at Last the Tide of the War They Started Has Turned Against Them "Germany Is fighting day and night ho other half stemming and holding lack the wild, desperate onslaughts of llissla's millions in the east, Germany oday is in the vice-like grip of a iressure which for a time is likely to nereaso on all fronts. "Can the British Empire. Russia. and Italy, with their popula- ion of ri70.ono.000 whites, blacks, jrownn and yellows, turn the screw ight enough to crush in the ramparts if whites of the central This is the question that irobably will be answered within the ipxt few weeks. "Now. for the first time In Ihu war, TIMJJUTE FROM HMITH-DOKKIKX. the defensive almost everywhere ___.westward of Lutzk, I.iusingcn'! Counter-offensive has slowed down pnly at Verdun the German Crowi Prince is keeping up a slow but strong Biffensive pressure, gaining literally foot by foot. ground and Von Bothmer is struggling agu.....- almost overwhelming odds, often tour or five to one. "Fresh armies from tlie Russian s hundred and eighty millions and equipped with ammunition from the arsenals of Japan and the United Slates, arc beating against those thin lines with the cuaselesaness of the sea that cannot he otherwise than discoiirnging to the stoutest hearts. Fed on foot! that at the very best can- not, have the strengthening, force-pro- ducing properties of which the men on the other side have an abundance; naiiadians and lo tin- lati' uenerai mercer num a few hours' rest under a A.D.C. to the King. Above is a facsimile of part of the lette I nfslii-lls and shrapnel or sitting i later loiter he said, 'How grandly Canadians have done in this war, and how suaight.on the hard wood seats of j vou miifct be of them. I was fortunate enough to be teml railway oars, shunted from Ypres area when they saved the whole situation dm ing ,he gieat gas to front like shuttlecocks on a atlack of April 22ud lasl year." __________ ___________ vst network of German railways, the ._____________, German soldiers today are performing _ _ ___ _ llr.nt, feats of prodigious valor and showing endurance under adverse conditions and greater odds." Hun Aeros at Calais Berlin, via Sayvillc. July ierman aeroplanes made an attack on he channel port of Calais on Mon- iay night it was announced ollicially oday. They dropped bombs on the lort and on the army encampment. Sir Henrv Pellalt has received a glowing tribute" to the worth of the Canadians and lo the hit, General .Mercer from Sir Horace h-Domen Battery, Kilties, Bantams, Vik ings and 191st Are All Busy- No Excuse for Young Men One more man was added to the strerigth of the TSth Depot Battery while two more were signed Ion but are awaiting attestation and examinaion. One of the lat- Iter is a member of the local police The new man attested is Unas. Ill Duncan, of Pennsylvania, a chauf- Ifer The Battery now has 17 men up though not. all are attested 'a large number of men from EXPLOSION ENTOMBS MANY __ Wheeling. W. Va., July j A gas explosion at the mines of Httchmau Coal Coke com- pany at near here, en- tBmuerti 150 '.'men Into' today. Twelve severely 'bufiied have been rescued. It Cannot Be Classed As a Goes on Fishing Trip and Does Not Parties Out Cranbrook. B. C., July London, July Daily News .ays the British government is dis-j posed to take a very serious view of :he status of the German submarine Duetschland. Official opinion is said be that uniler existing circum- stances the submarine cannot be classed as a merchant vessel at all. "United States government faces a new and delicate problem which adds one more to the already numer- ous points on which a decision after war v.-ill be imperative." The News continues: "Even if the submarine merchantman can prov whle 'a large numer o outside points are writing to enquire are out near Swansea, looking Highlanders lor the -unit. 1 The 113th Lethbridge (tool; on another man this morning, Wesley J. Young, a Canadian. He, with a" couple of others will go to Cal- gary this Samuel Baldwin, manager of the gury mis iuLumuun, visited Lieut. Grecnbill, of the Bantams is in the city and closes the office Auditorium, who has been missing since Saturday. Mr. Baldwin went fishing in thai neighborhood Friday. He.visited one of the road gangs in y many people. The Bantams are i lm thaf Mr hod been flsh- ot being raised as a pet battalion. Swansea bridge and had list for the fun ot recruiting them. been The stream is being 'he-.- are going to the front and they nraggea. Up to the time of writing __.-__ inn Alrpndv _ linon piionc message had been received saying the country had been scoured for miles around but no trace of the missing man found. Merchantman At AH Delicate for U. S. U. S. TUG TO BRING IN NEW SUBMARINE Norfolk, Va., July is reported here that the tug Thomas A. Timinins has left Baltimore forJ Virginia Capes. Some believe tiltt lug is under orders to meet the German un- dersea boat- reported en route to- T.Vnit'ea" 'States- herself 10 1 ficulties o j really unarmed, the dif- siiipervising such craft. DN1EYEI Officials at Fernie Await Fui ther Have Fresh Proposal oveu in harbor, must be almost in- superable for a friendly neutral. 1C such a vessel choose, it is fairly clear she might with tlie advantages she possesses, most grossly abuse the hos. pitality tendered her." Saturday afternoon and mm ILL i has not neen seen since. A. search (today, though small jncn who wish to, bv Provincial Constable join this great little battalion will be hns WOrk almost able to do so by applying at the gen- sjnce Mr. Baldwin was eral recruiting office in Calgary. Lieut. lod missing. This morning a lOreenhiil wishes to correct a false mi-1 j number; from the city joined Ipresslon regarding the Bantams, held j .n search n is the general opin by many people. The Bantams are L thaf Mr hod been flsh- Jnot being raised as a jus unit too. Already there are nine British bantam battnl lions in the fighting lines in France, land those who have seen their work Isay they are among the best soldiers Ithe British boasts. The 113rd Bantams being recruited in the west are now 928 strong and recruiting I rapidly. They boast five officers, (including Col. I'owley, O.C., who are veterans of this war and five 1m- Iperial army officers.who have seen leeri-ice In other parts of the world. 1 The Vikings are lining up some very special stunts in their recruiting campaign here, and any man that looks fit will have to explain why he the annual excursions to the expert- I is not In'khaki before tlmV leavs' iLelhbridgo. The are also Ivory active and are securing a few. i being added. A special train 'will be run from Medicine Hat on I July 18 from High River on July and from Calgary vhv Alderayde land Carraangay on July 20. From points the return fare will be Must half of the regular return fare. On July IS, the special train will Fort PIONEER IS DEAD QifAppelle Sask.. July roll v George Driver, a trader of the Hudson's Bay company, and a pioneer northwester, died today after a linger- ing illness of some months. Ho leaves a wife and five children. F P GUTELIEUS IS ILL Montreal. July 12.-F. P. Gutelieus general manager of the government railways is con lined lo his bed pendicitis. 271620 HUNS ARE CAPTUR- ED BY THE SLAVS Petrograd, via London. July approximate total of prisoners taken by the Rus- sians during Gen. Brusiloff's operations to July 10 amounted to ollit-ers and 2'iG.O'iO men. the war oifice announced today. Guns to the number of 312 and SOB machine guns have been captured. British Make Further Important Gains- French and Russians are Moving Ahead-Pinsk About to Fall hilv the ex-1 the whole of the German's nrsl system he ground which has been of defence on a front of yarns maintained by the British offensive is not great, there s not Kreai ore i v faoilon in KiiKlaiid at the success at- huned by HIP army of General Haig (nearly eight miles I after 10 days and nights of continuous fighting, is announced in tlie official report from during I he twelve days of fighting, number of prisoners taken exceeds and tlie belief exists that the advan-1 tagetnis position now occupied will i Germans Reinforce" make possible greater achievements. juiy official an- 'nouiicement issued this afternoon all the German attacks were off except in Mamotz anil Trones Wood. "Since the eommenr.e- 'i'he capture of Conlalniaison, Mam- j en and Trones Wood gives the ish a line running almost due east r and west, so that the Germans to tlle I north can be attacked on the flank j enemy has re- when guns are brought up for the ui the second phase of the operations. the south of the river the French arc in a position somewhat similar to the British and likewise can atlack the German flank south of Belloy and Es- tree.'-. For the moment, however, the two armies are engaged in preparing their new positions. Meanwhile the Germans, renewing attacks on Verdun, have captured the Damloup battery, which they held for a time in the beginning of June. This position is the point furthest from Verdun in tlie French line of defence so that its loss is not taken serious- ly by the French command. Russian Advance i In ilie the Russians are engag- I ed in heavy battles in the extreme northwestern corner of Bukowina whore they are inflicting further de- feats on the army of General Pflan- Undefended Seacoast Town Is Woman Killed Other Damage i Bothmers to the north, ami also the Stokhocl river where the Austrians and Germans are putting up a formi- dable resistance. Stokhod is a shallow river, hut the marshes on either side- impede the ieeived large itement says. Pinsk Will Fall London, July dispatch- es from Petrograd reflect a feeling that Pinsk is likely soon to fall before General Hrusiloff's advance. The Daily News Petrograd correspondent situation at Pinsk is compli- cated for the Germans. Pinsk now is the extreme point of the German pro- montory running into Russian tern- lory. Owing to the wide sweep of the" Russian advance from Lntsk sali- ent in the last few days, any attempt by the Germans to hold up Russians by attack on the flank must be made on the north of the Pinsk marshes. If the Germans are unable to gath- er forces for this move, or regain the ground lost south of Pinsk. they are likely to find the whole Pinsk dls- trict'isolated by Russian raids through, marshes, a species of warfare In which thn Russians excel. The Post's Petrograd correspondent says: "We are now approaching the when General Brusiloff, hav- ,marshes on either smc- impeue uie London, July English port movements of troops and guns: Across ing cleared the Pinsk marshes region of Seaham Harbor OIL the Durham I the river the fighting is ,in progress begins directly to tbe coast was. attacked last night bv a near Svidniki, while to the southeast flank of the German position genual 0 nimHini- fnrr'p is on Kovel. ij- __ German submarine. About :iO rounds of shrapnel were fired. One woman was killed by the bombardment. One lionse. was struck by a sliell. The.official.announcement says. "AIJ-FT 10.30 last night, a German submar-! of ine appeared off the sin ad port of Seaham harbor (on tlie force is advancing on Kovel. My-" Russian Defeat via London., July- ian troops which attempted to estab- thp. iifiiEbborhood themselves on the left bank of "neatlraan's" Hill" on the Verdun Stokhuil river in the Germans Repulsed Paris, July Germans 'man submsr- i Ul ueiunuiiu n mit tut- i mil undefend- front. The war office announcement ward ac' North six miles southeast of Sunderlan'd and a coal shipping port.) She approached within a few hund- red yards of the town and then open- ed fire. Some 30 rounds of shrapnel .were fired from a three-inch gun. Twenty rounds fell in the direction of Daltondale, a dozen rounds fell in and about the Seaham colliery. "A woman walking through the col- liery yard was seriously wounded and died today. a shell, done." of today says that both these assault failed, "breaking down under French fire. East of the Aleuse tlie French retook part of the ground won Tues- day by tlie Germans, la operations east of the Meuse the French took SO prisoners of whom one is an offic- er. There were no developments last night on the Somme front. The French conducted successful raids in Cham- One house was struck No other damage was Fernie, July, (Special The returns from to the outside points in District IS, Of A. though not complete or official, are sufficiently definite to warrant the itepient that the proposition by the Operators' Association to al- low' a five per cent raise at once and an additional two end a halt per ceni later the raise to continue to the end of the war. has been rejected by a considerable majority. Returns from twelve locals, including Letllbrldge and Fernie, give, a total vote of 2236; 1063 for and 1174 against the propo- It is stated here that Michel has cast heavy vote t, but no figures been given out as yet. Taking Three Farmers' Excursions To Be Run to Exper. Farm Here Owing to the success last year ot 8.SS: annual excursions to the esperi- mental farm at Lethbridge, these ex- will be repeated this year, Clnresholm. S.SS: SU.O; Granum !'.22; Xolan 9.35: kasloe, 0.4.S; Macleod, 10.00: 10. lli; Jlonarch 10.30: Kipp arrive Experimental leave 17.IS. arrive High River 20.25. On .Inly 20, (he special will leave Calgary at 6.30 a.m. going via the Aldcrsyde branch, the time for other points being Midnapore, 6.53: Do Wlnton. 7.1S: Sandstone, Okotohs, 7.35; Aldcrsyde, 7.50: Calgary, .Inly Frank McCrob- electrician employed u> iiie now Icily of Calgary was instantly killed all I.akn this morning when his loft hand leame In contact with a live wire. Me- ICrobblo was removing the current- Icarrying wires from a pole. The pul- linotqr wua used until Doctor Jlahood 111 IT O, and Hoborl Drown, city 811P- crintendont of the electrical depnrl- considered It hopeless to ranko Medicine o'clock, the! Ma.eppa, S.Oo: Blaokie, 8.18. Brant, time forotlier points being Dunrtiore, I S.40: Ensign S.ol; Vulcan Kir- 730 Dauntless 7.50; Seven caldy, 9.22: Clrampion 9.40: Carman. Wl tla 824- .Witinifred. 8.35: gay 10.00: Harons, 10.25; Nobleford, ..i i.r OrflwyliO-Sn- Kinn 11.20. arrive Experlmen- 9'.40; Ta- till farm experimental farm further effort, as Hie body was Illy growing colder. itend- bor 1002- narnwcll. Chin 10.25 ami Coaldale 10.40, arming at Experi- mental farm 11.00. Train will leave Experimental farm at 10.30, arriving ill .Medicine Hat at 20.-I5.' The High Ulvcr (rain will leave High liivcr July JO. at 7.30 a.m.. and (he lime of departure from points on that line are as follows: Cayley 7.4S; Nnnton 8.04; Parkland, 8.25; Stavely 17.15. nrrive Calgary 22.15. An official of Ihc U. F. A. will ad- dress each gathering each day during the afternoon. The farmers arc in- vited to bring their children and their lunch baskets and make a day of it at the'form where they will be welcomed by Supt. Fail-field and his assistants and will learn much that will be of value to them. pagne and in Lorraine.. German Attacks London, July The Germans, heavily reinforced, delivered strong attacks against the British on the Somme front Tuesday night. They gained ground in wood and Trones Wood. At Verdun. Berlin, via London, July. Germ- an troops on the hank of the River flense on Tuesda'y- pushed for- ward their positions to a point near Souville, and the Laauiee -works, tak- ing 30 officers and men, says the official statement issued today bv the German army headquarters office troops and defeated, the war announced today. Turkish Official Constantinople via London, July 1 Russians have attempted t check the Turkish troops in the Cau- casus by means of counter attacks, to but the w office announced today that these onslaughts had been beat- en loff. body of flight. In Mesopotamia a small British troops was put to staff. -take. Trones Wood London, July The British today recaptured nearly the whole of the Xew York, -Inly campaign if cleanliness being waged by all deuiie of infantile paralysis here was continued today with increased vigor.: itvaiiL.ntu Hundreds of violators of the sanitary Trones wood, the war code were brought to court and lined for disregarding, health department instructions, particularly in sections where the epidemic is most pronounc- ed. _____ office au- nonnced tonight. All but the north- ernmost end of the wood is again in British hands. Big British Victory Lon.lnn, .Inly capture 10 FILL EASIREGIS. This Is Now Officers Highly Indignant- Men Needed Here lakes on a rather peculiar aspect. The miners are claiming a ten per cent raise as being justified by the conditions brought about by the war, and are Insistent upon the justice of their claims. District officials are not disposed to make any statements as to what further action may be taken, and are not disposed to discuss the situation until more, is known as to the full vote cast and the proportion of ob- jectors the result will show.' The position of the operators has been that the advance they have agreed upon as a result of the de- mand by the miners for a ten per cent raise, was more than they could grant, owing to the fact that'many ._----..... of the mines are working upon con- corespondents: tracts at prices that preclude a farmers, buslues Vice-Pres. Bury Says Prospects for West Were Never Brighter larger advance than they have offer ed.' Tliat a ten per cent advance in wages to the miners will not more than meet the higher cost of living is generally conceded, and the miners seem1 to think ..that they have been (CONTINUED OK 1'AGB 3) YV.innipcgl July George vice-president the C. P. Ii-, left for the cast this morning after an extended trip through the west. Before leaving he gave out a few im- pressions gained during the trip. "I have been putting together re- ports from our olllcinls, our numerous agents, and several nnmlred farmer have talked with men and others MAKKKTS July wheat............ October wheat.....'. July oats......... July flax throughout tlie west and I can come lo only one the crop pros- pects at the present time are of the best. H'is too early for a prediction as to the expected yield. "1 think I will continued the vice-president, "comparing last year with this year, the crott prospects are better today .tnnn. jit tliip time last year. True there is not so large an acreage sown to wheat, and it is al- is being broken., and summer-fallow- ed. Couple that with the .Kline old optimistic spirit that made the west what it is, and one finds a combina- tion that is quickly dissolving the de- pression that did exist. "The only thing we need now is nioro people on the land and I pre- dict with a good crop this year we will see a great influx ot farmers from the sov.th. "After the war the eyes of the peo- ple of the countries now torn by con- flict will turn toward this country and we will then see immigrants com- ing in great Asked regarding the meeting of railway officials to he held la. Winni- peg. Mr. Bury said that the officials from all the service will High .ForetMt: Fine and impossible 'to get the acreage accurately, the estimate decrease var- ies from six to twenty per cent. But even with a decrease of an average between six per cent and .twenty per- cent. conditions generally are more healthy In the west than they wore one year ago. Apparently more land Edmonton, July com- manding the various military units now recruiting up to full strength in, I Eidmonton are far from pleased at the announcement emanating from Ottawa that a battalion in the capital was short some 400 men and the. vac- ancies would be filled by drafts from western Canada. The 138th, 194th, the Kilties 196th Universities, 262nd Sportsmen. 21Sth Irish Guards, and the 233rd French-Canadians are not up lo full strength and will have trouble completing their establish- ment until sucli time as battalions with headquarters in outside provinces are compelled to confine their re- cruiting activities to their own ter- ritory. Rayniond July 13.-A. ElHskyv a German' interne from the Lethbridgo the semce wm camp. who.has been a discuss ways and means U. .road gang here for some dajs, made hold the confidence of the people, to improve the service and secure greater efficiency. he add- ed "if the officers of the east and the west are thrown together more they will become better acquainted and thus, at least so far_as the rail- way is concerned, obliterate the im- aginary lino between the east and the west." his escape from tne gang oami night at 1! o'clock, but was not miss- ed until this morning, when a pal of his made the announcement that: he had escaped. It is believed he is making for the border, put the mount- ed police have been notified and aie keeping a sharp lookout Elllsky attempted once before to', escape but .was caught. ;