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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMfe' XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBEKTA. SATURDA^Y, JULY 27,1918 NUMBER 192 DEMAND RALWAY MAL CLERKS THREATEN TO STRIKE-SERIOUS SITUATION TO STRIKE Statement ,from Moose Jaw That Railway Mail jClerks Will Go Out Shortly 5ERI0USOTUATI0N HAS BEEN CREATED; CLERKSARE ADAMANT The Lethhrldge post office is tied up tight today and swamped with mail that cannot be sorted or tent out. T^je clerks and carriers here are apparently as adamant In their stand now as those In other cities. The postmaster and ' assistant postmaster are struggling along as best they can with no help. Moose Jaw, July 27.-The information was obtained here this morning from the most reliable source possible that some time this afternoon or tonight, the railway mall clerks on the Winnipeg division and the Calgary main line of the C. P. R. would go on strike. , This will mean a complete tie up of the whole commercial business of the west as the Winnipeg mail clerki cover the district from Winnipeg,to Moose Jaw and the Calgary clerks to Moose- Jaw. This will mfean complete Isolation�clflc\coast points. Calgary, Juljr. 27.-"At present our h(Organization remains as ono unit, throughout Canada-we have had no division," said an official of the Let tcr Carriers last night in apeaiiing of the situation, "but' the initiative of the executive stands at Wlnnipog with our.representatives In that city ready to meet the government In the de^ niand for a board of conciliation." Practically, the entire vest Is still standing firm for the original demand mnd in this the men are strongly supported by the trades and labor councils In all the cities. A statement appears in today's dis Jiatchos from Ottawa intended to show the unreasonableness of the demands of the men and the fair manner in irhich they bave 'been treated. The Stampede Attendance Has Totalled 14,000; Rainstorm Again Blocks Programme ATTENDANCE. - Tuesday.............. 1000 Wednesday ........... 2500 Thursday ............. 7500 Friday............... 3D0O Total ................ 14,090 Total gate and grandstand receipts, Just over $15,000. HEAVY M IS SOLVING FEED (continukd on PaOB 4). >Vould Deal With Labor Matters and T|ius Avoid Trouble . in Strikes Montreal, July 20.-The Empires' lines of communication - in Camida may hereafter practically he gufiran-teod from the menace, of railway labor troubles, according to leading repre Bontatlvea of railway labor and members of the Canadian 'Railway War Board, in Joint session here today. As  n result/of the. conference commenced thoii and to bo continued tomorroyr, it Js expected that a boijrd of railway labor commisBlohers, consisting' of irallway labor representatlvoa and fep resentatlves ot the Canadian Railway War Board, acting for the employers Will be Inaugurated at once, not only lo interpret art'd.atlminister the Mc Adoo award for Canadian roadei, but to undertdlie to deal with all railway labor diBpute!} in Canada for the period ot the war, thus making the possibility of^striltes-much'more remote ind reducing� Irritation to.the - Jowdat 'josBlble point by guaranteeing a spec-al board of experienced railway men o deal, promptly on(l expertly, with .ny matters of. difference that may rise,' ,' , M . lAMESE^NTER^ * THE AIR SERyiCE Paris, July 27.-More than 8000 irplane pilots, members of- the best famlliss of Bangkok, . have been traln^ In Siam, and are now ready to come to France to take up aetlve servlee. . . Prince,VaidyaHara,-secretary of th�sSlam legation, made the fore-ooino statement,to (ha Paris Mi^li and added; In view ot the .70 Inches ot rain during the week, combined witli the very cold weather on Tuesday and Wednesday and finishing with half an Inch in a downpour on Friday afternoon and evening, the attendance at the fair this week has been exceptionally good, and whether or not,it will bo possible for Katherlne Stln-son to fly to\lay, thus increasing the receipts, the fair board will come out fairly well financially. . "With only ono really good day we havj done exceptionally well," said President 'Fairfield to the Herald tills morning. Had we had this rain a nionllv ago, or had it come even last \v�ck, wo would have had such crowds that we would hardly have been able to handle them, ai)d we would have como out with a good big balance oh the right side ot the ledger. As it Is however, we are not going to be so badly off, and we have learned that the people win patronize a big Southern Alberta fair In good weather." Yesterday's Attendance. Yesterday's paid attendance was In the neighborhood of. 3000 people, and the receiptp wore slightly over $3000, bringing the total ug^over the $15,000 mark. This is IIOOTJ leas than was taken in during the three day stampede last year, but thf finest of weather combined Witli' good crops and higher gate prleea helped the Ray-mond-Magralh combination, in their rfenterprlae, 9p, considering avery-thlng,'the directors-of this year's fair and stampede consider they have little to complain of, Thursday, Citizens' Day, saved the situatlon^hen a crowd ot 7,500, the largest In the hlv tory of the grounds, was present. St I neon Oay. The Indicatloria early yesterday morning wore that there would be two more good da'yi during the week, and it was confidently expected that there would be. a motister crowd for Katherlne Stinson Day today. Miss Stlnaon had her inachlne . on the grounds. In fine condition, all ready to set lip this morning for two flights this afterntfon and evening. Many people from the sqiith, when they were delayed by ths^' bad weather on Wednesday trdm putting In an appearance at the fair, decided that they would wnlt^ till Saturday, and see both the aviation exhibitions and the stampede, so that the directors confidently expected a paid attendance of 10,000 for Saturday. It looked early this morning to he very doubtful whethet' the aviatloB trials would be staged at all. There were also the finals of the ,^tampede to be decided, and tlila would have imads .dWay's frontier program''the best tff the lot. . Friday's Events., Yesterday was Travell^' and Ro tary Day, and the members ot oat organization with 'their wives and eweethearts turned out In force. The largi^st automobile parade jn the history of the city opened the* afternoon, the autoB lining up on 7th St, S. in front of the Irrigation building, and parading the dpwntown streets, headed by the banil. A number of floats lot flnq appearance led the Travellers �while the Rotarlan* wore led, by the Dixon Sheet Metal company's '.commercial ear , gaily decorated .\^lth ags, iwltli the Rotary emblem conspicuously displayed. Miss Stln.a good sinking, and everything indicates that there will be a good growth of grass .which will help wonderfully in relieving the feed situation. Late oats will also be materially benefitted and much feed will be produce^^on fields which the farmers had about decided,should be ploughe4j,�Mid8r. ,.If wet ;Wea^jioi: continues for'the next nionth/there promises to be a big volume ot feed produced in the south country, and the hay shortage will thus be relieved. The rain has had a dampening effect on haying operations which were in full swing. Much hay ciit earlier in the week, 'which had not yet baon stacked, will lie partly spoiled 'jy the rain. However, the hay crop on the' whole will benefit. The second cutting of'alfalfa, which'promlsed to be heavy in any event, now promlseB to double the first crop, and the alfalfa farmers will reap great results on the year as a whole, as alfalfa prices w^I be higher this winter than during any time In the history of this irrigation district. ^xptct Wet Fall All the old timers are talking today about the prospects during the'fall, and almost unanimously they are of the 'Opinion that a wet fall is In store. They expect a repititlon of the fail ot 1914. Up till August first of that year there had been only 3 3-4 inches of rain-most of which fell during fair week the latter part of June ,by the way-but from August on there was rain alraosi: every week, fourteen inches ot rain and snow falling during the last five months ot the year, preparing the land to raise the two-in-one crop of 1915. IfMOGElSA Allied Forces Meeting Mpre Stubborn Resistance From Huns Penned in the Marne Salient; Prisoners Total 30,000 SPEAKS IN PARIS Ottawa, July 27.-Hon, C. J, Doherty acting prime mlnlster^hns sent to the secretary ot the.board ot trade at all pointfl where the letter carriers have not returned ^to work, a telegram in which the applHntment of a board ot conciliation is ilnaily nud definitely refused.' Mr. Dbherty states that it is absolutely Impossible for the government to allow any outsldo body, not responsible to parliament, to fix the .salaries ot civil servants. The telegram is as follows: '"Steps were taken to havn all postmen informed of the ro.sult. ot the conference with their representatives here. That result was that upon the men returning to work, a sub-committee of the council would be appointed, which will confer with the representatives o�, the men,' to hear, look into, and discuss with them their representations relative . to llio matter ot wages, or salary, and report to the cabinet, which, will at once consider and decide upon that report. Reasons for objection on the part of the government to appoint conciliation board are that it is obviously impossible tor the government to hand over itstunc-tlons to any outside liody. .One of -the'-'executive functlcma of a" government is-to carry on publiti service in (CONTINUED ON PAGE 9). German Forces are Offering Stronger Resistance to Steady Pressure of Allies on Both Sides of the Marne Salient- Enemy Artillery Becomes Active-Allies Continue Slow Advance in'Spite of Difficulties. 30.000 PRISONERS IS TOTAL FOR ALLIES IN THEIR RECENT COUNTER-OFFENSIVE - CROWN PRINCE THINKS HE IS STILL SAFL TODEPyiHEGOVT. Say They Won't Be Intimidated By Lloyd-George's !�; ^ Threat ^ , W. A. BUCHANAN, M.P. Who replied to the speech of weieome to Canadian editors by Capt. Andre , Tardieu in Paris yesterday. W./i.BUCHiAN -SPEAKS IN PARIS Replies to Address of Welcome By Capt. Tardieu-Welcomed By Premier CH Dul(e of Mccklinburg-Scliwerin Has Accepted the Throne Amsterdam, crown ot accept term's. Montreal, July 27,-7lI8 LoVidon, July ..A?.-The Siberian Qovernment, includlnO the prtm of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Fernand Lin-' lot, editor of Le Canada of Montreal, replied on behalf of the visitors. The letter's speech, which was *in French, created much enthusiasm among the French guests present. ., f President Polncare received the party this afternoon. Paris, July 27.-Further advances were scored by the French last night In the region immediately to the north of the Marne in the district where the Germans have been clinging to the river. The War Office announced today that the French lines were advanced to the north of Pont-A-. Binson. On the Champagne front the . French carried out a local operation In the region south of' the mountain I without a' name, as a result of which much of t^eir-lines were advanced neai^fy.'.tWiH thirds of a mile on a front of ap�' proximately two miles. The French took 200 prisoners in this operation! The text reads: "On the right bank of the Marne, French troops have advanced their lines north of Pont-A-Blnson. , ' "On the Champagne front, the Frenct! carried out a local operation in the region south of the mountairi^without a name' advanced one kilometer over a front of , more than three kilometers. Tvvo hundred prisoners of whom seven were officers have fallen into the hands of the French." ALLIED PRESSURE Wl^h The American Army on The. Alsne-Marne Front, July 27. -(8.30 a.m.)-(Associated Press) ' -The Franco-American forces on the front northeast of Chateau-Thierry have driven the German* almost entirely out of the wood area, which they have been so stubbornly defending. .The^allled pressure Is being constantly maintained and early ,today ,the punishment of the enemy by artillery fire was resumed with added vigor. Under the cover of the guns, the Franco-American troop* again have begun . crawling forward. , Important Capture. Paris, July 27.-(Havas Agency.)- The Paris newspapers today were eti^ devoting considerable space to comment upon the capture ot Oulchy-Le-Chateau on the western side ot the Marne salient, and pointing to It as cflndBalve proof of the inability ot the Germans to resist the slow, biC steady,, allied pressure, at a poln' where the (Jermans had evidently nt Intention of yielding unless forced to do so, ^ Breathing Spell. London, July 27,-Activity at points occupied by American troops slaok-[,eped considerably Friday, says the correspondent of the Daily Mail with the American troops in France. Time tor a breathing spell, ha* arrived, he adds, and Both sides are recoverinB from the exhaustion of their fir*t iort3.^,_. / ' Still keld Seme Ground. .:' London,. July - 27.-Discussing the -latest opieratlons and the German pd-sition within the Marne salient, Reuters correspondent with the American trodps in France underj�|ate of Friday says it is riot wrong to remember (Continued on Paob 4). Met By Scottish Troops Who Inflicted Heavy Losses OnHuns^ ES London, July 27.-British" casualties reported in the week ending today ohow a total of 12,893, as compared "with the aggregate of 16,081, reported In the prev-Iru* week. - Thsse are' divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds; officers, 128; men, 1764; wounded or missing, officers, 304; mjn, ' 10,697. KILLED HUN AVIAT0|18 Amsterdam, July 27.-Two German aviators who were captured by the Bolshevlkl, when they aljghted on Russian territory, were III-treated and shot) aacord-^ Ing to German report*.'" SAFEINiNASlY This Disposes of^^^ Rumor That Young Alexis Haa Suffered D.e||h - with the Brilifsb Army In France. July 27.-The German attack yesterday Rus-slnn emperor, is safe in.a .mohastrjr in Siberia, at Abalak, .according to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. This town is on the 'irtiss River, and is ,a noted place ot the pllgram-ages. This report seems^ to dispose of the rumor that Grand Duke Alexis,, the former emperor's son, had died from exposure following the execution of his father. ' ,  .' "S.^ 8TRH(i?i.oyen: Vancouver. July 26.-Tho strlHe of the employes ot the Graitby Mining and Smelting Campany tit - the . lant at Anyox has been settled and the men are all back at work, Waahingtonv July 27.-With 50,000 troops sent last week, the , number of , American soldier* transported overseas during July is expected to reach a record of 300.000,: Secretary of War B|ik*r and General March, chief of itaff, told members of the senate lAIII-firy committee today. With the shipment of m*n last yMtnkfitte total hujpber of Amtfi �; lean troopsi-embarklng for Prsneit.; 54266? 4847 165 ;