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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETIIBWDGE. ALBERTA, TJlL'llSD.YY, JU.NIC 7, 1917 iso Q LAURIER DECLINES THE COALITION -.NEW BRITISH DRIVE COMMENCES Village is Tali en and Other Towns About Drive Calculated to Threaten GiTihsiiv lloht on Lille, Only Five, Miles Away Prisoners Taken in the First Kus'h. IIR1TISII liLOW IIP HUGE MINK GERMAN THKN CITES Hrilisli 1-lradimiirlcrs in Franee, via London, June (From Three Men Who Have Died for the Cause Says Should Have Invited Him to Coalition 'iiefore Announcing Conscription- Says HP, Would Support Compulsion on Kixlors- aliou by Publishes Letters. PTE. ROY SEAHLE. PTE. DUNCAN McNABB. PTE. GEO.-PIPER. 1'lc. Duncan killed in action, was a son or Mr. anil Mrs. Donald McXalib. olil-llrao residents o! I.elh- briflgo. The youns man well known ir this district and at iho time of enlisting ivas-n sludent tor the ministry and 'or a I'rc-aclicrl at Parkland, rtc. Roy Ecarle, killed Inaction was the son or Mr. anil-Mrs. Scarle. Vho now nen James farm near Hie city. He was on estimable yonns lad, and unhesitatingly gave bis life lor the n sljill' correspondent ol' the Associated Dritish rush live on ihe i this morning on llni Mcssincs-Wvlsdmclc Hidgc of Ilic Belgian cause, rtc. GM. Piper, killed In action, was a splendid type of young in froul look tlicm well over (lie ridge where IllOy ;ire iionvcnlrciich-j imminent in atlilciuf sports al Sareec cnrap. and was popular willi liii The village of Messincs was roiiorled lo hnvc been lakcn1 a splendid type of young man, Ills parents living at Foremost. comrades. ing. in-ilu; lighting. II was nlso reported thai Lcnfer and Ziir- _-_ _ cclwi hiidfidien iiiirflnal Wvlscliacle -had been surrounded by Ihe I W Brilish slofming troops. U .O. VV di On Nine Mile Front Ikilisli hnvc opened ntlnck'on Ihe fronl between Mcssincs and Wylsclisiclc and have lakcn all Uieir lirsl objectives. The ollidal slnlcmcnl slates that the British progress is being cniiiinucd and thai a.number.of prisoners have bccn-lakc'nr Tlic nflicml sfiilejiieiit attacked al 3.10 this mprmiif! German positions on Ilic a fi'pnl of over'nine-miles: We hnvc cvcrywlicrc.-icomjiielcd. iibjecliycs i_ f .M lor'r'aloiig the VvHole I'ronl of nllactl iNiiiiiber8'of-priSJnersvuffi reported nlrcndV'lo he raicliilig Ilic .collection The British olVensive is'againsl live aharp'1 (ierniSri salient Ihrce.miles soulh of Ypres. For several ilays-lhc Britislr'havc nininJui.ncd a Ircnicnilpiis bombardment for almost 'thirty miles on-this'portion'of their fronl. The salient itself is about three miles in width mid liic silmi; ilislancc in deplh. EITeclive advance in Iliis sector" would seriously menace Hie" German hold on LillcJ which is iiboutvlive miles from Ihe nearest lirilisli position. Huge Mine Bloxvn Up The Hrilisli also captured important' Ircnch posilions ,all Ihe way Horn observation of Ypres id Ploogslcori wood north of Armcnlicrcs. More thai, oiie million'pounds of high explosives wns blown up under forward posilions. This most gigiinlic mining operation in Ihe hislory of the war'spread panic among the (jcrnians. The British in Ilicir allack today probnlifr used. hyeiily l'cr cent, more "fjuiis, especially those of heavy calibres, limn they employed in Ilic liulllc of Arras. Tanks Were Used Tanks were in Ihe thick of Ilic lighting. More than 1000 Germans'were taken prisoners early in Ilic cngngcmciij. Fighting continues under Ihe mid-summer sun. Tim Germans have liol ycl rallied for Ihe expected coiinlcr-allnck. Belated D. C. M. Comes to U Hero of St. Eloi Fighl Hllllelfn, Petrograil, via LCD- ...''f 'don. Jutic v __ incident Is closed. Tlic local coiumltlcc nf soldiers' and workmen's delegates lias ognlzcd Iho authority of ttie v provisional government, v t i II Is officially tnnounccd today In Sllal5 of Canadians who havu been dec- orated, that Corp: nmcc DavlOB ot Lcthbridge has .been awarded the distinguished conduct medal. Al [lie lime battle ot SI. .Corp. Daylca was mentioned In dispatches by Genera! Ilalg tot In carrying qul wounilcri anil ilmlnlalcrlng first aid under fire. Ills officer cominanillng, Col, Daly, rcc- ommonrlcd him for honors, It vvflg only recently that action was taken (q grant )itm llto'hoiior which was his due. In a letter written by Col. I'tri Corp. Davles who Is now In th-i of CorinaUElit Hospllal vltli I'ono leg nmnulaled as a result of wounds received al St. Kiel, lie elated Ibnl Corp. Dai-les deserved tho V. 0. A comrade was with Corp. I Dayles In Ihe same company of Ibe Hal Uatlallon Is 3. K. Illtclile, now tlcnogfaptier ol Ihe A. p. P. of "D" llvlslon. 1 Corp. Davlea la expected (o return lo Canada ril an early dale. U, 3, BOAT BATTLES .WITH -J- A SUB. Paria, June Amorl. steamer Sllvorsljcll 'hps hud bnttlo with a submarine In (ha Mc-mcrrnne-in. Aflcr 4 nn .ejchnngi of CO sliots Ihe submarine' dltnppcattil 'SOLDIERS LOYAL NOW.j on French' Coast Paris, June ministry of marine announced tonight'- warships, have anchsr- "td off the coasrt.'.' VIRGINIAN REGISTERS TWICE ]lichmond, VB.( Junu Gcr- son was arrcslcil Loday for :egl3'.erlng livicc. VESSELS BY June weekly re- jiorl of Ihe.nritiEh admiralty concern- Ing Hrilisli stripping losses" by. mines or says tliaL 15 vessels of Ions nnd over, and Lhrcc vessels under I'.GOU Ions, and-five fishing ycs- scls were sunk l.isl Summary: Arrivals numbered 2693; sailings, Brltlsli mcrrhanl sunk 'by mine or tubmarinc of nvcr lrCOO (OHM, under 1-GOO tons, 3; llritisli lish- ng vessels 5. llrltisti merclianl ships unsuccess- fully Including four prcr- ously, 17. The aboce reporl compnrcd ilial of the previous wecli she crcnsc of (Jirco vessels ol, ions and over sunk. b.ul an Increase of less lian The previous week's report announced Ilic sinking ol IS vessels ol l.GOD Lfinn-nml'ovcr, AncLof one vessel of less lhaii l.fiOO tons. The new report shows an increase ot lliree .11 LhV number "of rislilng -vessels Against (wo: Hie previous week. IS D HERE Returned Soldier Ste-turnta lo To. Be Buiried Honors JigB are flying hslf masl In- day Tor Ptc. Fohcrt Mckenby. who f (he session thronged the'galleries >T the cammODs Ihts afternoon, an- Icipaling I be slalement to he made ij- Sir RoM. Harden and Sir Wilfrid -aurlcr, relative lo their negotiations o form a coalition government. So roat was the tumuli while the people vcrc LafclBg their scats thai prelim- nary business ja Ihe chamber viaa suspended Tor a lew minutes. Not-JLookiag After Care of ihe terest, Some hot roasts for the city com- missioners were ladled out at. the Hoard of Trade council meeting today, especially with, regard to. the con- dition of the streets. "The commissioners sit -.around drawing fat salaries but they don't seeni lo take much interest In thejr said one member ol the board. The holes in the front o[ the depot, the post office and along St. were the subject oV much adverse The commissioners came in for'a Ottawa. -June goi'crnraen has decided .Lo. In force dayllgh savhife the Dominion Sir George.Foster'has given notice o tcgisialloi: to, put all clocks shea one hour ori'a day lo bo Inert late and keep .them ab throughout the sumpicr. saving .has'-bech nflopled In by In iiol fo successful as It will be under Ihe cavernmciil legis- lation. BANK CLEARING All bank clearing rtcardi ol tht city..were brpken the fljuret for Ihe day amounttd 10 At thli rate, the for a week wduld run. cloM to' two million dollars. for the week, which in-, eluded one hAllriay, amounted lo at agalnit for week a year. ago. Thli If ah IncrtaK of ti per'cent. MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat 249 225 October wntit 202 Lout-track oali October oats October flax CtPEClGOVf.IO Ktlmonton, Juae iVIlli monster rallies in the cUy, Ubcnila ami Conscrvadre's, tn'c election cam- paign csiifto' 16' a close tonight- Tlic ftghl daring (lie past three wccXs has been a hard one, sides have left nothing undone, to secure every advnulngc- -Tbc women's voles have if now clpmcnl Into Ihe con- lefit, arid-ia'abcE) -the result uncertain, roast also with regard to their laiity In attending meetings ol the .'Board of Trade u-hcrc matters of interest to the city and community are discussed each week. It is very that any member of the city commissioa attends any of the luncheons'-of'.the board. anrV action on mailers.affect- Ing (he city is therefore hard to 'sec- ure. O-. The Board-wflnfed (o; know today >vbat further action had'ueen taken a'Jth rcghril to the o: Ihe fair buildings so that a fair can ?e held some lime within the ne'xl five, years. The clljr is flooded ,with lOslcra advertising Iho Calgary fair he MedMnc Hat other events, but nothing Is being done'to put LcthbridgR In Ihe place it should occupy In Hie list of fair's. Tlic spread of dandelions' In the city was the cause 'of 'more caustic comment. Seemingly nothing is "he- ing done' to check Ihe spread of the peat. The Board ot Trade would like Ihe city act (on. v. The Roard of crs will hold tlicit aesalon in on June 18lh instead formerly Intended, and (tie .Board .o Trade will have present (o deal rrith frclgnt matters which are to be probeJ, Rspcclally, "In EdmoMor., sides ndmtl llierc will be a very 'close fight Both Readers were la The premier crossed oter tbc floor of the house and a law minutes' conversaLlou wltli tbe. opposi- tion leader, then returned to Ills seat. Daily" the BpeaJier cried "Order" 7 aoil the tumult In the galkrlee died down. A number of Jormal (juestiona were answered. When the orders for tho day Troro called. Sir Robert Borden announced) "tbat Lbe military service act for would be introduced Men- day. Sir Wilfrid Laurler asked when Ihe. second reading would, be called. Sir Robert replied that the second reading would he brought on. when- ever il was convenient to the opposi- tion." II was Ms'desire, however, (hat the bill should be passed possible. Then to'the surprise of nearly- erybody In the chamber. Sir" Robert Sir'Wilfrid smiled be-i nlgntnlly at the galleries anil it sud-' denly_ dinned 'upon everybody ac- (iiuimed wMli.parllameDtari- prtKJeed- ings that be mmde In the. house, and_ tbe .e.-ijrtana--. leaders for "the to tiro leUer'a'ilveD} out this forenoon. This Impression-was confirmed aJ momcht later, when Sir Thomas White moved the second.reading o[ the. o amend the Insurance acL In "tbe less-infonned. public not familiar with the proced- ure or parliament remained patiently.. iWilllDE-for the leaders to speak, but'f 31r Robert who had other business on hand-did not return Lo tie c ham- ers. The quite apparently, have. greed to.reserve their' obserratlons until-the principles of aerrice act are belns discussed on tho second reading of tbe bill. The Corretpondence. j Oilawa, June following correspondence Iwlween Sir Robert Borden aiid Sir Wilfrid Lauriar placatory of. the failure of Ions Cor a coalition .government wasj civen out'this moral ng bf IT ran ge- nie nL between the two party leaders: Sir Wilfrid Laurler'. Letter. "Ottawa, -OnL, June 7, Sir "On the 28th of ConscrvJiHyc Jieadrjuarlers here today clnlnied..lhaL their parly would be returned Wllh-a mnlorlly of five oul of the -IITscata contested tomor- On tbft 'otlier hand, lion, A. G- who has been pretty well over NIC pTpylricc: predicted lontght (hat Ihc Slfton govcrnrncnt will have large ftsmftjorlty as. In the last house, .where tlic parlies alood 17 lo Premfer last veek exprcsscrf ihe sanic view. Z10MST3 IN RUSSIA MEET WEATHER- ftigh Forecast Fair ind moderji ahowera, 'retrograd, via Juno 4 congress of Ztonlals Of'all Russia met hero ycsterrfay. Klve hundred 4 tlelfegatcs wore .present. .Jackson, KnoW Here, Dies of Wounds in France. In the city lieard today that Lleul. Jackson had glvun up his life for his country j JacXson was wounded In recehC 'A 'In France, and died In thH country as B result of woundg, The late Lieut. Jackson was form- erly quartermaster at the Police barracks here, .-113 polled hat December, ptylng lo England where he, COTH- mission with an JwlU Ills homo la In- Button, land. Me TTJ Alounlcd Pol o the ft single.' WJilM (rt the' _____ [.lout.1 Jackion "was very popular ami had 'me'ii ripidiy in the force. you aaked me to meet you the following day, which I did. After explaining fully the conditions o! war In the light of, knowledge acqulr-; ert-durlng yp.ur Great- Britain you stated-the reamns which, had led you lo the conclusion compulsory service and'you me the provis-- ths.mlltlary serrice bill. You' then proposed the' frrmatfonj of c'onlHlon government upon" Ihe basis that, outstde of the pride minister, each Ihe two political parties shod Id have equal repreaeoddon In- the cabinet and emphasized the 1m-. port a nee of avoiding. If aa election durhg Ihe war; you at once (hat If co-- operatton was desired I regretted! thai nol been Inviled before you hail announced .the policy of opm-' jjnlsoir aeryJce, as "f dreaded serious difficulties If tbc conscription law was passed by the liament. You.rejoined 1 thought U preferable- lo Invite me af- ter Ihe policy had been eK'jnz'ated' rattier than before. "At I lie Interview which look place on Tuesday, the JOLh of May) gcslcd (o me that you thouetil.'It- lo hold a caucus ot yoiir supnorleTfl but deilred to consult before ilolng so. I suegesleri to] you [haI to holrt a caucus pending negolja- r lions would not likely lend lowarda Ihe.objects (o he attaineri. "Al'ths same lime 1 thai ta, I. wanted to consult particularly. Lomer Goulu anrl..sonic other fronds f would like to have A clear In writing of >ourv proposal, which; you formulated as follows: "That a coalitionN government should be formed, "That the military service-billt abould lw passed- "That a should >ie glten ftdt lo imlfl afltr. n'general, "That'ptrllamt-nl should be ied and ihe coalition gorermasrat' seek a manJale from the ptb-' X Co N n K VD ;