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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Endeavor To Stem Tide There Regardless of Eastern Front London. July lloltcrdam dis- patch to tlie News Kays that Germany is preparing t'or a supreme effort on the western front ami according to reliable information lias drafted to tl.u Somme front In the last ilirci- weeks 310.000 men. One Hundred thmisiind from depots, mil the remainder are -seasoned men who have iteen slightly wounded and ale aow cured. The cavalry is bc-inf; sent west also.. the correspondent declares. 1'er.soiially 1 saw regiments of drayoons. Hussars, Uhlans and .Mounted Jaegers passing through Unsseldorf on their it is certain that even at the risk ol continual small retreats on till! east- ern fronts. Hie Germans are delcrmin. ed to throw everything into the west. CONTINUED PRESSURE BY ALLIES NEEDED 1'etrograd. July Husky, who retiroil from tile Russian northern Mine Operators Decline To 'Alter Proposal-May Arbitrate Will Not Change Offer Which Was Voted Down By Miners, But Willing To Arbitrate If Miners Still Refuse To Accept. M. W. BRO. SYDNEY A. LUKE. OF OTTAWA, Grand Master of Masonic Grand lodye of Canada, who will preside at the Anniiii! Communication at London. Out. He will be re-elected. command through serious ill liealtli lias just passed ttirougii I'olrojiratl o-.i way to spfiml tlio rein of his suin-j mcr in Finland. In the cotirso of a i iconversRtioil tliu famous soldier, lo' -whom liclongs tlm L-i-Mlil for tho sur-1 ies of heavy hlows doalt at tho Ans-, trians in the first mouths ot the wnr, j BDOke of tho iiresunl stain of affairs with the greatest psitisfaclion. "Contir.ucil presBliro is necessary he said, "Pressure at a numiler of so that the enemy's forces may he divided. It Iliis is kept tu> sien'dil.v, and If all the alliotl armies avoid tlie mistake of pushing on more (juickly than is prudent, then the end may come in steht a yooil deal sooner 'tlun :8eemctl liliely a ten- months ago. now Germany will make a desperate effort to snatch victory Ity hold tactics and the employment of all licr resources, but let the alliea stand -firm and la J'efl." cannot bo long de- IBS Al Al C. P. R. Claim Men Broke Con- tracts When They Quit Be- fore Time Was Up i Calgary, .inly .lunf 10 tlin reprePcntiiHvi'.'i of tlin mine operators land mine workers of nistrii-t IS oC tlie ill. M. W. of A. in Calgary to flifi- a reijiicsl of tin; fur a war f bonus of per in The operators ufferwl to rumprumise I with an increase of fivi- cent now land :i further of pur cent I on llfiirh :ilat. (hi! lolal increase to fit during the period of the wur. The miners rnnuilerwl this pro- position and rcjoi-lPtl it by a large majority, and tin: operators met on Wednesday to consider this rejection of their offer. The result was that ihfsy refused io make any further con- cussions to the workers, but offered tu abide by arbitration if the miners could not reconsider their latest de- I cision. The' result thus for is n deadlock. and indirect effect may bo a further 'reduction in tin; coal output for next, i winter on account of tin; miners either on strike, or leaving the mines 1 to take advantage of bis wages in tlin hill-vest field. It is expected that within a week the decision of the miners will be made known. Points in the Operators' Statement Thoy had not rcteivod uny increase in prices for coal and had nothing to grant a war bonus from. Tlie ten per cr-iH incrci'sc would only curtail the; market and reduce production. Con- tracts were now in exisUim-e based on tlie present agreement make it impossible to grant an advance. The oper-Horn are now to C" per cent more for siipwlies. whini has greatly increased the L-OSI ol' produc- lion. It has been a strona argument of tlie miners, says the statement of the operators, that when the agreement was made With, them that so far as U'Jjor cost was concerned it would al- ways be the, same tor ihat term. Granting this bonus now would mean that Rome of the minfts iii the district would have to shut down, and the statement concludes: "Upon the retiuesi contained in your telegram of the 14th inst., asking us to reconsider your request of a 10 per cent war bonus, 1 beg io advise you that at a meeting of the associa- tion your telegram was carefully con- sidered, and for the reasons as set out at that time, we are sorry that we are unable on reconsidering your request, to grant same. "On June 22nd we made you a pro- position. :IH explained to you at that I lime. The operators in granting any increase at this time, owing to (heir output having been contracted for, would of necessity have to bear the cost of this advance themselves as it was impo.-iuble for them to increase the selling price, thus the reason as explained ft) you. why it was neces- jsary to have an extension of agree- ment in onl'ir Unit they would after the expiration of their losses that ithey would, of necessity, have to bear on account of the proposed war bonus. "The operators entered into an agreement with your organization for la period ending March 31st. 1017. j However, owing to conditions arising [from the war. and wishing to do ail [possible to alleviate in a measure those I conditions, we made our proposition jof June 22nd; I have been in- i struct ed to inform you t ha t pro- I position as made June 22nd. 1D1C. will be adhered to by them if it is recon- isidered and accepted by your 1 tion. i "1 am further instructed to advise (you that in case of your organisation [again refusing our proposition of June j22nd. the operators are willing to b ib jmit the questions which we hav.i been considering to arbitration." New Towns To Be Opened Up Soon I Two new towns go oil ihe map ot Southern Alberta within Advance Near Claim Big British Losses Paris, July ten days of preparation the French army ot tho iveeks Sommc lias made another panther with the construction of the extension j spring. The action was in two parts, of the C. P. R. line east from Pakowki. j North of the river Prance's most fn- TliP first station of Pakowki will Imous division surpassed its records by bu Ortoii. while the next will be Pole- star. The latter will replace "Many- herrlcs." The C. P. R. owns a quarter section at Polestar and it is by many that (his will be the first divisional point oast of Lethbridge. Others claim however that Altawan, on the boundary line, will be chosen. While the grade to be built this year is only ten miles, there are four miles east of Pakowki which were built last year so that Polestar is 14 miles east of Pakowki. 1TWO YOUNG GIRLS ARE AT OLDS, ALTA. j Calgary, Alta.. July Am- brose, aged 14. and Helen Lockwood, aged 12, were drowned this afternoon in the Lone Pine creek on P. Burns' accomplishing in the brief period be- tween 5.25 and 6 o'clock Friday morn- ing a task its own chiefs calculated would take fully IS hours of daylight. Their progress automatically cleared Delvllle Wood and Longueval, where the Germans were stubbornly disput- ing with the British the ground they won back in Tuesday's great counter- attack. Moreover, the French have a firm footing on the high ground north of Peronne, whence they can initiate an enveloping movement in- stead a costly frontal attack along almost impassable marshes. The sec- ond action south of Peronne was on. a greater scale, but attained witli equal success its extensive objective. Forty-eight hours in artillery prepara- tion was so efficient that on the whole TO INDEMNIFY THE SWISS Quite an interesting point lina been raised in the court at the .Mounted -Police barracks in connection with contracts made 'beUvscn the G. P. 11. and men Tor their summer exra gangs. On Wodnesday'and Thursday" ten cas- es have been tried in -which convict- lions have been entered against the men for breaking their contracts. In j two cases tines of SL'O imposed. According to the contract signed by the men they were to.work for the summer at ?2.00 per day, paying 15.00 week for board. One clause stated Lucerne. July newspapers way Germany and Switzerland reached an agree- ment regarding indemnities to to be paid families or Swiss vic- tims of the sinking of iliu Sus- sex. ed yesterday afternoon from n week's business trip to Winnipeg. "There is a strip between -i sitter and -Medicine ilal where they do not look as well n Mm railway as they did last engaged to the point when; they went Io work. Tho men hold out that this meant they could quit on giving pro- per notice, but the company hold oih- claim that there had year, aad i ML.I ww claim tiiere yield considerably lighter, 'Jj bocn no pvovigion .nmde to board theni will still have a mighty fine crop. Mit pr whlch was the chief reason ___. r l I _.] I 1., i t Tin i-frillU ahead and looltinEC.h'nt'." days and then quit. Some of the men Mr. Harris ways the rust scare "i wh'0 werc riro considering ap- Soiitiiorn -Manitoba hits been u vnr> u Uieir caaeSi anxious period in thn eastern Incc, and the exact extent of the dani- ..ge is.not yet known. The reports from the Dakotas and Minm'sota how- jver, clea'rly- show that then; is a black .mat pest there, and Mr. Harris states1 that' this is tlio pause for the hig bulge I" wheat in tlie pnat Mr Harris was in Winnipeg vis- iting tlie (irri) of W. S. the local firm's Winnipeg agents, ar- tho handling of tills years crop. In the iiast year Ihe company handled ov.er bushels through the I.ctlfbrldge.oirje. BRITAIN ANSWERS U. S. ON MAIL CENSORSHIP forelgn'ofllce today handed" to Waller Hincs Page, the Unilod States ambaasador, a me- morandum replying to specific com- plaints made against tlie British mail censorship in the rerent note on that subject. The actual reply to the notn, however, la not yot in readiness. Tho memorandum will be published on IVIomlny next. Frank. Alta.. July is a movement on fool, among several or the mine engineers of tlio i'ass mines to form an Alliorla Mine Surveyors' Association, which eventually, It is hoped, will include nil the certified mun In the province. So far the idea Ills Just in itr, infancy, bul. letters arc jbehiK sent out to tlie men In various ilmi-ls nf the province In order to have n mcelhig for the purpose of incor- Iporallon. This meeting will nrob- JBhly lio held In Ihif hitter part of An- igust either in Lcthbridge or Cnlgnry. MORE EVIDENCE OF _ FRAUD IN SASK'N liegina. July witnesses on the Godfrey padded paylist frauds wore examined before the Wetmore commission tbis morning. All had the same story to tell, being shown pay- lists ereditins them with work they had never done. One man who was discharged from the Godfrey gang found he had been at work, according to the paylists for a mouth after that event. Cheques endorsed 1n his name were shown him but he said he had never signed them. The Manitoba Free Press of the 10th just to hand, contains a list of Canadian officers who IIH.VC success- fully passed the I3ritisll Army "Sand- hurst course" as majors. Amongst them is the name or one of the Loth- bridge boys, Harold T. Higinbotham, son of J. Iligiubotiiam. Harold is at. present a lieutenant iu the famous British reaiment tlie "Black Watch." Mr. Hlginbothtim states that Harold is now possessor of four certificates, viz.: lieutenant's, eaiiiaiu's. major's and machine gun officer's. In a letter received today from the trenches Harold describer, some terrific fight- ing they had with ihe Huns early in July. .The latter tried to get ir.to the British trenches, hut, says he. "We wiped them off the map, and only a few got back alive." Expect Deutsehland Will Be Es- corted to 3-Mile Limit By a- U. S. Cruiser Xorfolk, Va.. July war- ships ..off Cape Henry awaiting the departure of the German submarine Deutschland, after of slow cruising during which their search- lights were played over the entrance to the Cape frequently, at daylight today triiickeued their speed and re- sumed their regular north and south patrol. Despite reports from Baltimore that Count Von liernstorff plans to visit the Deutschlaud again next Wednes- day, German sources here maintain it far out in the Atlantic by that time. Furthermore they say the Bremen then will be in some United Slates port. Protected by U. S. Cruiser Washington. July the German submarine liner Deutschhmd starts its dash across the three-mile limit-outside the Virginia Capes if j probably will be under tile protection of the armored cruiser North ISna. one of the vessels of the navy equipped with aeroplanes. BRITISH TRAWLERS SUNK Berlin, via Sayville. July Six Uritisli trawlers sunk by German submarines off the English coast on July IT, gays a German admiralty statement. ranch, 15 miles east of Olds, Alta. ]five-mile front the German first line defences fell en masse. Here, as iC to emphasize the victory's importance, the trenches had scarcely fallen when :he Germans launched a brigade to re-take the trenches south of Soyc- court. That was what the 75's had been waiting for, while tho heavies battered the German fortifications. Leading ranks of the Germans were blasted by a terrible curtain of fire, and wearied Frenclf infantry did not ieed to fight again to hold their guns. French Official "Between the Oise and Aisne WB" dispersed a strong enemy reconnoi- Shell Important Austrian Posi- tions and Take Bombardment Heavy HE of Ala and pout Ldige valley, by Ore.' I At the beginning of the :.'2ir city had about outstanding in taxes. Since that time arrears to the amount of have been paid in. Mayor llnrdle ?3 considering these figures iu connection with the proposed filtration plant and also in connection with a tax sale. It hardly looks as if a tax sale would be held this year, but it is understood the mayor lias given warning tliat unless lifi per. cent, of the tax arrears arc paid In during 1916, a tax sale will be adver- tised immediately after tlie new year "and next spring will see hundreds of lots sold for arrears.. Rome, via -niiy office made public-Friday the fol- lowing announcement: "In view of the persistent slielli other places iu the Adigi the heavy artillery of.the enemy, our artillery yesterday bombarded Rlva. Arco and Rovcreto. We caused tires id by our curtain of fire prevented their extinction. "In the Posina small forces of the enemy made persistent attacks to pre- vent consolidation our new posi- tions but were in all cases repulsed with heavy losses. "We captured further trenches on the northern slope of Monte Maio. The enemy's artillery used .asphyxiating shells against, our positions at the head of Costana in the r.'egion of the upper Boite without doing .any harm. "On the Isonzo front there were ar- Ml OF LATE Courtenay, B. C., which originated in t swept ;i large portion section-of Courtenay Commencing at 10.30, tically without opnosi hours. HUDSON BAY HAVE DIVIDEND OF-20 PERCENT; FIRST SINCE THE WAR Montreal, July Hudson's Bay company 1ms declared a dividend of 20 per the first declaration since the war began. The company usually .pays dividends in January and July, but postponed distribution suite July the war began up to now, owing to the lie opera house i fact that the war delayed the making of the business up of the accounts; Iu 1914 payments Friday night, totalled S shillings on shares, or it. raged prnc-j40 per cent against oO per cent -hi tion Tor three 1913, and 40 per cent for several years before that. Pincher. Creek. July fun- eral of tho Irite "KootenaF Brown took place on Wednesday ami the remains wore interred at tho foot of tho lerton lakes r ho loved so well, about three miles from his home. A large number from Plncher Creek attend- ed, liev. Gretton performed the last sad rites for the departed scout. Following were the pall bearers: T. H. Scott A. (Dick! Uobbie, A. Ghrlstiei J. Freebairn, It. C. iScotfy) McDonald, and Gns. West. Lethbridge Recruits More Men In The Past Week Than Other Cities in The Province Commissioners Freeman returned to tlio clly last niglit. artur a trip to Calgary and Saskatoon at the request of the Uolierts Filter Co. IM Saskatoon tlie Roberts company in- stalled a gallon tiller wliioit Mr. Grace declares is giving perfect satisfaction. The river there carried rancll more sand than here, hut the citizens-, are supplied perfectly' pure sparkling water. The'sand question in Saskatoon Is worse than the silt ques- tion here. It takes three men foul- hours daily cleaning tlid Saiid out of the wells at their the Sas- katchewan city's experience should he a pretty good criterion of wjiat a filter would be able to do hero. Mr. Grace Kays the crops through northern Saskatchewan are looking line, though nothina he saw beat Southern Alberta, especially the fields along tho Carntangay line. Lethbridgc broke all records in tho Province for recruiting; the past weok with over U) nion (alien on by the various units recruiting here iTliis is iho best weel; siuc.i: tho (ilsl i butiory started off with CO the flrsl The 7Slh battery is among the lead- ers with 10 mnn signed on during the week. Besides Lieut. Martin, a quali- Jfled olilcer reported for duly. Today It m announced that Lieut. It. 0. Hliin- dell of the Canadian Uanl: of Coin- mcrcc staff signed on as provis- ional lieutenant. I.Iciit. .1. Nelson. olitcrr returned last night from Calgary where hnd a very I successful week, ilo signed on six i moil, open oil a recruiting office with winners HIair and Mnchon In charge, f lined 1111 six proHpocti; who will sipp on shortly and did numerous other j ihinss. This morning he announced I that while iu Cnteury ho arranged for unifornis for the Battery, 'These will arrive ou Monday, and the who] iiav'e rei'orted will at once be put into khaki. Then, as each new man is signbd on he will bo uniformed, so that there will be nfore incentive for j tho boys to sign up. Mr.-- Nelson announced that when the Hatlery had a subsection of men on paratte they will hr put into barracks at Henderson Park, and MARKETS July Wheat..... Oct. Wheat July Oats..... July Flax..... 171 WEATHER High Forecait: Fair and Warm. training will co'mmence in real ear- nest. As there are about HO mei signed now, not all pi whom have re- ported however, it Is quite likely the Hattery will be iii quarters by August l..ln order to nil .up some very neces- sary positions. Lieut. Nelson wants two good men who can cook, three shoeing smiths, one of whom will sland a chance of getting corporal's stripes, two wheel two gnu- r.ei- trumpeters. Of the men who came or, this week there Is one who has had a run of hard luck. That was Uuuner Jlorton, who jollied the lilst liattery. After joining he fell 111 and was In the hospital for seven weeks. However, bo Is happy aow to be back In khaki iu the Holland, a Cardston boy is another man-who is signed up. In'calgary.yesterday there were only two mcii taken ou- by all the units (Continued .on r.ipc tring party the Moulin-Sous-Tout- region and exploded a mine with good results at Bolante. "An enemy surprise attack against a small position at Fille Morte was repulsed. "On the right. bank of the lleuse (Verdun front) there was ,a violent bombardment of Pleury and Ftimin wood sectors. Attack on a trench; south of Damloop was repulsed by our tillery engagements. The-enemy shell- ed Mont'alconc. We replied by hpin- barding Doberdo. Jamiano and vauni." FORT GARRY HORSE LOST FEW MEN London. July Seely has received a letter from the general of- ficer commanding the cavalry brigade which carried through the operations ou July 14, when British cavalry got to work as cavalry for the first time since Mons. The Fort Garry Horse, oi Winni- peg, had the honor of supplying the advance guards for both brigades. The wheel regiment came _a_____ .ction the first time, although they had been up to the line before but were not called upon. They were fortunate and got off lightly. If.sing only live men wounded and .11 horses! Troops on each side, though, suffered severely. the Vosges after a spirited bom- bardment the Germans attacked at our positions northwest of St.. Die but were repulsed with heavy losses. "One of our aeroplane squadrons Friday bombarded railway stations at Metz-Sablons, throwing 115 large bombs on railway buildings and' tracks. The bombardment must, have caused great damage. In the courso of one of these explosions a German aviator who was pursuing our squad- ron was brought down. Ono of our machines was compelled to land after an accident and has not returned. This morning a German aviator dropped bombs on Belfort, causing, neither' casualties nor damage." Huns Claim Big British Loss Berlin, July attack by Brit- ish forces against the Germans at Fromelles, north of. Dabassee on Wed- nesday, resulted in the loss by the at- tackers of more than men killed and nearly 500 men taken prisoner, ac- cording to a statement given out by the war offlco today. The statement admits that the German line along a front of about three kilometers Itwo miles) south of Hardecourt was driven from its first trenches into its second trenches, SOO metres in the rear. En- emy forces the statement says, pene- trated the German salient at the wood of Vermandovillers. Huns Use Gas on British' London, July artillery duel along the British front, northern Prance, during which the British front line and supporting trenches were bombarded with gas shells and pro- jectiles containing eye irritants, is re- corded In today's war office report. Artillery Active London. July artillery on both sides has been more active dur- ing the last 12 hours and the British front line and supporting trenches have in several places been heavily bombarded with gas and tear shell, else of importance has oc- curred. Ottawa, July J. R Reid has come to the rescue of western newspaper publishers. The. rise in Ihe price oi' sulphite in tho United .Stales from Io 505 per ton was I followed by tho customs officials levying duty on importation to Can- iada on the current price. This would mean an increase in tho cost of news print to the western publishers of about per ton. Most of the western news print sup- ply Is draw.-, irom Fort Frances.. Aa soon nc Dr. Reid's attention was drawn to this he at once instructed his officials to collect the duty at Fort Frances on the old valuation and thus prevent any advance in news print to western publishers. CHG WAREHOUSE FOR SASKATOON Saskatoon, July J. I. Case company announced today "that they would erect fl warehouse on First Avenue in this city. Contracts will be let at onco. J. I Yesterday the Vikings recruited I twelve bandsmen from the Miners' Band, all of whom were eligible to ijoin. The Vikings have one of tlie i finest set of band instruments in tlie [Dominion and when these boys get i these to play on they are bound to whoop 'er up. The tand will give a' farewell concert in Gait Square. pal'K Sunday afternoon at if o'clock. It. is expected that there will .he some pub- lic speakers present. It Is honed will be a large turnout 'to tho hoya n rousing send off on Urn oC, .their departure for :he baimllon'o headquarters at Camp 'TrilBS they are now stationed. _ _ _'V'j ;