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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA AVEDNKSDAY, Jl'LY 1910 NUMBER 191 VIen and Operators Still Negotiating For Settlement FERNIE MEN ARE STILL ON STRIKE Roblin's Crowd Can't Espape Trial Had it not been for orders from j istrict headquarters at Fernie, the j nion miners of the Gait mines here! likely have been out today, long with those in the Coal I line at 'Ferule, who have been out j or three or four days. The situation j the mining camps is just touch and Last evening the Herald learned rom a source close to Lcliibridge -ocal No. 571, L'.M.W. of A., that a ecision to wall: out today would ikely be reached at a meeting held the Miners Hall last nlnlu. The! omplaint on which this drastic act- was to be taken was in connect- on witli some of the under foremen rnployed in No. It anil No. The meeting was held, hut the men id not go out. According to the iler- Id's informant, a telegram wa.s read the meeting from the otlicials ofj tie District No. IS. asking j ic men to continue working until j fter a conference between the msr, rs' and operators' executives in algary tomorrow. The phrase "continue working" ontained in the message from head- uarters is indicative of the 'fact that men here seriously contemplated saving their tools today and -going tit oh strike. .It also indicates that ery much hangs on tlie result of the leetirig between employee and eni- tqved in Calgary lombfrow. The op- rators are pt ..the- opinion that the trike at Coal Creek has been engin- ered for the purpose of showing that ie men mean business unless their demands are granted. The sit- ation is such that there is little hope lat the miners will consent to arbit- ration proceedings. The operators ealize the gravity of the situation and 'ill make a hard light to reach an micable settlement in Calgary to- lorrow. Trying to Resume Work Fernie, B. C., July to he hut few 'men re- urned to work at Coal Creek this lorning and the haulage men refuse o go back, efforts ore being made to mluce the full force to return on the fternooh shift. The Coke Oven men, mostly Russians and non-union men. re still out hut strong efforts at mediation are being made to get them resume. If ,a good proportion of Winnipeg, July trial of Sir Redmond Roblin, James H. Howden and George R. Coldwell must proceed at cnce. Mr. Justice Prendergast this morning refused to allow the crown's request for severance, per- mitting the trial of Coldwell and Howden to precede that of the- cx- premler. The ex-ministers all pleaded not guilty on all counts. Six Jurors Chosen Winnipeg, Julv jurors out of the who will tfy Sir Redmond lloblin, G. it. Caldwcll and .1. M. Howd- en, on conspiracy arising from the construction the .Manitoba parliament buildings had been chosen when'the assize court adjourned at noon today. Six other men' from the Jury panel were challenged "for cause" by the defence. 'CANADIAN WOMEN AS MUM'KION MAKEKS -i (CONTINUED ox PACE 5) is understood hat militia orders in the near future l contain the interesting notice that. Honorary. Co.lonel. .1. Wesley Allison is permitted. 16 resign nis runic." 6t the Meredith-D'.iti on Colonel Allison gave me reason. The absence of Sir Sam Hughes, and the vesting of his author, ly for the Li mo being Mr. lie new Parliamentary Secretary for Militia and Defence, sive tlin second eason. It may be noted, however, mt under the terms of .Mr. MeCmdy's .ipointmont he is not allowed 10 :lmngft the policy of the department ivithbut securing the consent of the 'abinet. In the present instance, unvever, there tan bo little doubt hut iiat n ready he to no changing of Sir-wain's policy. Timely Help Will lie Given in Return for Aid Given at the Dardanelles Berlin, via. London, July portant, developments are impending on> the the fez will soon lie seciK-pn.the. Danube." cryptic utterance of the chief intelligence department at a luncheon to the United States correspondents t German headquarters last day, the Associated Press is now able to add the key. Turkey has placed a force of Ottomans at the disposition of the central powers for service in Europe. These .troops are now iu transit through tiie >The eading detachments are already ap- proaching Galicia, where they will co- operate with the Austro-Germans against Turkey's arch-enemy, Russia. Turkey's timely contribution to the military forces of the central powers is granted in return for German and Austrian assistance in the Dardanelles and Mesopotamia. BRITISH NOW ESTABLISHED ES AFTER HARD Does This Capture- New Position Commands Hun Lines- Battle on West Front May Be Early Ending Of War? London, July !n new con- tracts made by the British gov- ernment department for material concerned with the war, there ap- pears a clause providing that such contracts may be cancelled at any dats after September next. Decisive-French Quiet London, .hily village of Pozii-res been captured j by [hi1 British, nt'cording to mi nnmmnmncut made lo- day by tlit1 war oflicc. The text says: "The whole village of Poz- i it-res is now in our hands. West of the vilhige our territorial troops made I'uHlier ndvnnue and captured two strong trendies ami a number ol" prisoners, including live otliccrs. Elsewhere on I he hill Hi1 I'ronl Ihere is no e.hauge." Quiet on French Front Germans Admit Capture Berlin, via London, .July troops have established themselves in the town of Pozieres, says the ial statement issued today hy the Ger- j man army headquarter.1; staff. Further east of Koreans wood and i near l.ongucval, minor British attacks That Is the Amount Assessment Reduced to Women munition workers photographed in a Canadian factory boring and doing handwork on time fuses. ERZINGAN IS EVACUATED London, July strongly fortified Turkish tovvtt in Oninil Aniicnia has keen evacuated by the Turks amirding to a (Hspalcli Ironi Pclrograd received here ioday hy wireless from Rome. Lipa. rives, in: Volhynia, has lost 000 men, or one-third of its whole ef- fective forces. "It is further reported from Petro- grad that the main Russian forces fighting in the southern Carpathians are now only three miles from the Hungarian frontier." 3 Miles From Hungary New York, July Journal dis- patch from Copenhagen today read: "The Petrograd correspondent of the newspaper Politiken estimates that Gen. Von Linsingen's German army, which has been bearing the brunt ot the Russian assaults on the BRITAIN IS NOT TIRING OF WAR London, July Britain is not tiring of tlie war. On the contrary the country1 has never been more hopeful. and said Lord Derby, former director of recruiting and now under-secretary of war in an interview today. To Go To Units Are Signing on Veterans Enlist 'July Ottawa orrespondent' of the Winnipeg Tele- ;ram telegraphs as follows; "Sir Robert Borrten will address a mirier the auspices of ie Montreal Canadian Club In that ity on "August -1. the second annlver- ary of .the declaration of war. "Tlie nrfimfp.r.i'wllt take advantage of lis pppprtmilly to review the govern- nont's war admintelralinn and also o make known its policy for tlie re- minder of the conflict: After the loptrenl meeting he v.'iil a'ddrens n erics of patriotic gatherings in the iUnio 'prpviuco centres." With 30 men sworn on, a total of 37 signed up, with some equipment here, 'the 7Sth Depot Battery is beginning to shape up today. Three other men are reporting today so that there will be 33 men nn parade shortly. This (makes a subsection, and it will now be only a matter of securing the nec- essary permission to put the men in i barracks at the; fair grounds. The uni- forms will be hero shortly. Three veterans of the present war aro reporting today. J. C. Potts, an [artilleryman who saw action at the [front is one of them. Robert Duncan went through part of the campaign with the Princess Pats. He was put out of business hut has recovered and is going in for the artillery branch .this time. Owen Knight was with the Army Service Corps, and he too is join- ing the 78th. Besides, Kri. Hayward, who was with Kitchener in South Af- rica, is another veteran who is signing on. Hugh Hughes has had training with the 103rd Calgary Rifles. Max II. Locke is the only new man who has not had military drill, prior to signing (with the 78th. "With veterans like these in the ranks Lieut. Nelson looks for great things from the 78th. The Iftlst Bryan's Buffaloes look on a new man when Sergf. Pat Egan sign- ed up Edward city omployee, who has a son in the ,113th holding the sergeant's stripes. Corp. Lfdner of the American Le- gion Is signing on men Array Service Corps. The recruiting officer in Calgary has nslied him to do so. This morning he sent up Robert Shel- don to join the new unit being raised at Calgary. The railway corps expects'to send a draft forward shortly. F. Aked, formerly of Brooklyn, N. V. yesterday resigned as chairman of tii United States commission to flie-'Fqrd neutrality peace conference at Stock- holm, because, he said, the conference iiad utterly failed in its object, of bringing about peace, and further, be- cause to him there seemed to be no possibility thjit .the conftVonce "Com- posed of n crowd of crazy cranks and dreamers." could do anything of value toward LIBERAL CANDIDATE- SELECTED Victoria, July a large .and enthusiastic Liberal convention held tonight lo choose a candidate for the forthcoming provincial elect W. AlcCurty secured the nomination for (ho Esquimau. EMBARGO ON NEW YORK CHILDREN j New York, July decid- led increase in the number of new in- jfautile paralysis cases reported was j followed iodsy by a government order 'forbidding children under 111 years of ago to leave New York state. CASEMENT TO DIE AUG, 4 London, July 25. The ex- clition of Kogftr Casement, has been set for Augusts. In Ponton. villo lirison, according to the Daily Hall. Kfforts to nave his life havo not been abandoned, 3 GRAIN mm OF I The South Alberta branch of the patriotic fund, at general meeting of the executives representing the var- ious towns, cities and constituencies in the district, held yesterday in Cal- gary voted to make a third assess- ment totalling The receipts for the tirst assess- ment, from the inception of the fund to August 31, 1915, from all sources, were From the .second assess- ment, from September 1, to .June 30, 1910. the receipts were This made a total of To Print Names of Non-Contributors A resolution was adopted, by a ma- jority vote, with considerable op- position noted, names of pet- sons who are financially able to con- tribute to the. fund and refuse to do so shall be published in the local press. It was unanimously agreed that the central campaign committee shall at once inaugurate a general campaign to obtain from the farmers of Southern Alberta promises oE.jcontributions of grain or livestock, and that a special organization to handle this campaign be created at liead'ciuarters. H is an- ticipated, .that all the way from to can be raised for the patriotic fund by this means. The reports from the different dis- tricts were of the most optimistic na- B, the representatives of the local committee pledging themselves to By, Saturday Night Bushels Will Have Been Sent Out Bv Saturday night grain shipments of the Lethbridge division of the C. P. R. will have passed the bush- el m ark, smashing by more than a mil- lion bilshels the most optimistic report given out last winter by Acting Super- intendent McArthur, that the company would ship bushels off the lines controlled from Lethbridge. Last Saturday night -the company had shipped bushels from the Lethbridge division. Yesterday bushels were loaded out, and this average is being kept up. At least half a million bushels a week are being shipped. Asked thia morning whether the old (CONTINUED --Qy. PAGE FIVE) OKOTOKS HAS HAIL STORM Okotoks, Alta.. July of the worst hail storms seen hi years went through the Okotoks district last night at fi o'clock, breaking a large number of windows and ruining all the gardens. Farmers this morning esti- mate the damage to crops at SOO acres! This may be increased, as a number without phone connections appeared to; be in path of the j storm. Considerable.'haih insurance, is i in effect throughout this district, the loss will'fie heavy. A BESIEGED CIIY, Prominent Newspaper Says The Huns Will Withstand the Acid Test -London, July of Germany's pligHfis cb'iitaihetl in a review oC the war up-to-date in .the Frankfurter Keitung, which says in part: "Germany is a besieged fortress. Therefore, everything depends upon the besiegers as to when an end will he made of the bloody work. That Germany will never haul down the flag we know very well; but-our enemies do not Jt now it. Yet the phase "hold- ing out" is now beginning to gain its real significance." The paper concludes: "Europe, has become a melting pot in which na- tions are being tried for the real metal that is in them and we know Ger- many has more of it than all''others." SUB ATTACKS BRITISH DREADNAUGHT Berlin, via wireless id Say- ville, July German sub- marine attacked a British dreadnaught off the Orkney Is- lands on July 20 and obtained two hits with -torpedoes, the German admiralty announced today. ern Canada that from the variety of its farming interests, and the extensive coal mining operations carried on with- in a mile or two ofUhe city, may be said to typify the requirements of the grain" ini t be cleaned i prairie for labor. ;The Lcthbrldge out by the time the new crop begins 1 Board of Trade called attention to the Recruiting Is Seriously Depleting Labor Here Lethbridge is the one centre in West- pearance of our fields indicate. .nada fdr food oats to move, Supt. Cotterell stated that he believed it would, at the rate it-is mov- ing now. It looks like a bushef record for the division, which is exactly bushels better than the best, previous crop in South- ern Alberta. labor situation as they foresaw it. in a widely circulated memorandum on the subject, .in Ann) last. In view of the recent complaints as to the shortage of mining labor and the reference the other day to farm (labor by the of agri- There is a lot of grain in the coun-j culture for Alberta, the Herald had try which the farmers are not in a Jan interview today with the president hurry to move. With the IJ. S. crop tvyo or three hundred million bushels short they look for Sl.nO wheat this winter and will hold the old crop still on their hands. It is stated by those who.-ought to know that 50 per cent oif the farmers have enough of last year's crop sfall in their granaries to pay ail harvesting expenses this year. MARKETS July wheat............... Ocibber wheat July oats July flax.................. High: 72 Low 52 Forecast; Local showers and thund- erstorms but mostly fair. of the board of trade, who is familiar with the subject .from, its various angles. Sir. Marnoch said; "Some one said recently 'a great na- ticr, war has not-only tc protect its must, also protect its good aense.' This little corner of the Dominion of Canada has certainly done its duty up till AIOW in taking its share necessary to extend our vision to our allied armies, and to our people in Great Britain, and to remember that they are looking to Ca: stuffs. We shall 1 for them; Canada is-the nearest source of supply within the Empire, and on the short voyage across the Atlantic ships can ply back and forth quickly, and malic full use of their tonnage space. "But the crop has to be harvested and garnered, and it has to be carried to the ocean. The Dominion government will see to it that such'Of-our soldiers as can be spared will he liberated to assist in the earlier stages of these operations. Even so. can be no doubt that harvest help; will be very scarce. Coal will be' required for the threshing machines, for transpor- tation and for farm and household Paris. July night was calm on the French front south of the river Sommc. says the otiicial state- ment issued this afternoon by the French war department. In the capt- ure by the French of a group of houses south of Estrees on -Monday 117 Germans were made prisoners and three new German guns taken. THE CAPTURE IS OF IMMENSE IMPORTANCE London. July capture Fuzic.crf in the Somme river region, reported today by Field Marshal Sir Douglas 1-laig, the British Commander- in-chief in France, gives the British troops domination of the highest point overlooking the plateau on which the German lines extend to the eastward. Some of the most stubborn fighting in, the recent British offensive which has now lasted nearly a month, has oc- curred in the streets of the village which the Germans have fortified un- til it became one of the strongest points of their line. Every house had to he fought for and taken separately and the British after obtaining possession of a considerable portion of the village were subjected to severe counter-attacks which they withstood successfully-, for several- uSysvaud then in turn again seized the initiative until the w-noils fell before their onslaught. The German general staff regarded the possession of Pozicres of. such im- portance that they even brought rein- forcements from troops which had been fighting in the, Verdun sector and these held tenaciously to part of the village until driven out or captured in hand-to-hand" fighting. BATTLE MAY DRIVE HUNS FROM BELGIUM London. July gigantic bat- tle now raging along the seven mile line from Pozieres to Guilleraont will decide much more than the territorial gains. It is being slowly appreciated that the reason will determine whether this offensive is to be considered the beginning of the end of the German occupation of northern France and Belgium, or merely a heavy setback Cor the Germans. Although the ad- vantage now seems to be with the Brit- ish, the result is still in doubt. The ground changed hands quickly, hut each time the British appear to have gained. Losses are on a heavy scale but here again the British claim that the enemy is suffering more. Some idea of the cost of the pres- ent offensive may be had by a glance _t Tuesday's casualties which includ- ed the names of nearly six thousand killed or wounded. since July 1st, when the British matte such stub- born resistance at the northern end of the sector have the losses run high- er than at present. The British have wonderful resources while the Germ- ans can ill afford to sacrifice men with the abandon of a year ago. A few prisoners are being taken. during the winter. Men connected with mining and transportation have for some time foreseen a serious situa- tion developing in regard to shortage the Railway Construction Corps. .Col. Jn protecting the frontiers of the Brit- of individual farmers are not so ish Empire; the recruiting records and to souse their position, but a acar- the splendid work drino hythn Of labor is foreseen hy the De- of the Hed Cross stand for evidence j of Agriculturei'for this' Prov- of what the citizens of Lethbridge and ijMt.e j Kemmis gave the recruiting something of a shock. He walked into the oflice in his colonel's uniform' v and said he wanted to enlist. The re- cruiting man said he would have to see the colonel. Col. Kemmis retorted that he "wanted to enlist as. a private" and he was signed on. the farming and mining communities and the towns and villages of Southern Alberta have done. "The situation, however, with regard to further recruiting at' this moment If we are to carry out the second part of our duty and "protect our god sense" it behooves us now to consider whether it might not be well to ret: ommend that, active recruiting; should calls for careful consideration, in view he halted until harvesting is over and of the that the present ap- the crop movement well under way." THEY ARE-.SCARpB Camp Hughes, July commanding units and all recruiting have been instructed not to enlist cable officers, wireless or telcr graph operators without the consent; of militia headquarters. ;