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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETMBHIDGE. ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1917 NUMBER 150 INTIMIDATE THE FRENCH-CANADIAN MEMBERS U. S. MUST FIGHT MANY TO THE FINISH / - io ike m cantsucceed Wilson Says Huns Arc A t tc in |> ting 1* c a e e While They Are Secure in Their Conquests. BUT. XT. S. MUST CONTINUE FIGHT Washington, June 14.-President Wilson warned tho American peonlo In a flag day address on Washington Monument grounds today Mint Oor-many haB carried Into effect tho greater part or her immediate y'.rn of conquest and now is ncgotiathi,; a new "Intrigue of peace" designed tc end tho war while her aggressions pre secure. r v All the central empires, the pr-jsi-dont declared, have been cemented into one great autocracy-ridden Km-plre, "throwing the hroad belt of German military power and political control across the very centre of Cir-ope and beyond the Medftc.'-i.icKi into the heart of Asia. "This achieved," ho said, "it is easy to understand why Gorm.my Is fostering propaganda for un early pence. "Peace, peace, peace, has been the talk of her foreign iffl.io now for a year or more," said ;he president, "little of the talk has been made public, but most of it has Lefan private,. Through all sorts of chm-ltols It has come to me. and In all sorts of guises. .Military masters i>n-der whom Germany is "bleeding ,seo "Very clearly to what point-fate has brought them. If they can secure' pence now with immense advantages still In their hands, which thoy Mve up to this point apparently,, gaiirjd, they will have justified themselves before the German people, they will have gained by force what they promised to gain by it." "The German people did not originate or desire this hideous war or wish that we should bo drawn into it and, we are, vaguely conscious that we are fighting their cauee, as they will some day seo it, as well ns our own, Thoy are, themselves, In tho grip of the same sinister power that hns now at last stretched its ugly talons out and drawn blood from us." But One Choice. "For us there is but one choice. We have made It. Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand in our way in this day of high resolution when every principle we hold dearest is to be vindicated and made secure for the salvation of the nations. Wo are ready to plead at the bar of history and ,our flag* shall wear a new lustre. Once moro we shall make good with our lives and fortunes tho great faith to which we were born and a new glory shall shine In the face of o,ur people." T IS NOW SETTLED Negotiations End and Some of Men Are Back at Work So far as the government telephone Bj'Blom is concerned, tho telephone strike Is over. Negotiations with the striking men wore called off last night after conferences extending over several days. Fifteen of the sixty men who were on strike are known to have gone back to work on the basis offered by tho govornment." The places of the -remaining strikers will be filled., One now man has been secured at the local exchange. So far there has been ,no boHoub interruption in the service and tho officials of tho system believe they can Becure the necessary men to replace all those who refuse to go back to work within a very short time. W. SANFORD EVANS, Likely to be appointed Food Controller for Canada. P. BURNS SELLS OF 7 Several Parties in On Purchase -Horses Bought by Walter Ross-Other Deals Oho of the.largest stock ranches in Southern Alberta has just changed hands, P. Burns of Calgary, having disposed of his Milk River ranch together with the cattle and horses thereon. The leases were bought by Messrs/ Weeks Bros, of Raymond, A. E. Ives of Lethbridge, R. C. Harvey, tho well known Lethbrldge sheep rancher and tho Raymond Fool Co., of Raymond. The ranch comprised about seven townships. The horses on the ranch were bought by Walter Rosa of Lethbrldge, and have been moved to the Brown ranch, owned by him. The cattle on the ranch were purchased by Messrs. Meeks Bros, and Ives. Tho deal was put through by J. Harris & Co. The leases have from six to ton years to run. Tho same company is also arranging for the sulo of another largo lease which w.111 be divided up. many farmers having already applied for parts of the lease in order to help them to enter into tho livestock business. Other land sold by J. Harris & Co. during the past two weekB are: Half Boction belonging to Ben Whitney at Kipp; one section to Mr. Johnston of Barons, which formerly belonged to U. S. parties; three quarters belonging to J. G. Wiegnrd of Nobleford; quarter section to Mr. Botzman of Nobleford; one section at Wrentham to Mr. Christiansen; a section at Retlaw belonging to Mr. Taylor and sovoral other parcels in the Nobleford and Carmangay districts. These sales have brought In several families from U. S. points with complete outfits. s London, June 14.-ImpoYtant sections of the German front between the Lys river and St. Ives have been abandoned by the Germans, it is announced officially. British troops followed the retreating Germans closely and mado considerable pro-gross east of PloogBteert wood. Nothing Important. \ Paris, June 14.-No Important engagements during tho night aro reported in today's statement, The Germans violently bombarded French positions at various points. ? : * * > : to 7 years old, ten of whom were killed outright and all others more or less injured. The room was 36 feet by 24 feet and force for explosion in such confined area was nafurally terrific. A basin shaped hole several feet deep was made in the floor. Most of the coiling was brought down and furniture shattered in splinters. Some of the babies had arms and legs torn off, others were shockingly lacerated, nger of defeat some stunned and others burled in wreckage. The room was filled with screams and moans of tiny sufferers, many of whom were crying distractedly for their mothers. Helpers rushed in from outside found four women teach -ors, wonderfully self-possessed, although covered with blood, giving what help was possible to their little charges and trying to calm those who wore only slightly hurt. Many of the children were lying limp and helpless across shattered desks, bleeding from terrible wounds. Others were writhing in pain and some bodies were unrecognizable. Helpers removed victims as speedily as possible and in the absence of ambulances took worst cases, in tradesmen's carts, to hospitals a mile away. Some of the worst injured died later. In tho meantime crowds of women besieged shattered buildings, searching excitedly for their children and creating distressing scenes. Some were almost insane from grief. German Report. Berlin, June 14, via London.-A I t)le coat Gf living, fleet of our large airplanes, says to- 1 day's German official statement, yesterday bombarded the fort of London. All our airplanes returned unharmed. One English airman, the announcement says, fell down over the Thames. Casualties Heavy London, June 13.-At a late hour tonight tho casualties as officially announced numbered 531, including 97 killed and 434 wounded. Fifty-five men met death and 223 men were wounded. Sixteen women and 20 children wero killed, and 122 children and 07 women were wounded; Quebec People Threaten Destruction to Lives and ironies of Those Who Vote for Conscription- Graham's Resolution on Wealth Conscription May Clear the Political Atmosphere. WAS GREAT FEAR THAT THE BILL WOULD BE DEFEATED IN HOUSE Ottawa. June 14.-The impression afraid to do anything else but oppose that the parliamentary situation so far as the fate of the government's selection bill is concerned has been clarified by the notice by Hon. George P. Graham that he will move probably on the motion to go into supply, a resolution calling for action to make accumulated wealth contribute to the cost of the war and that the reserves of tho country should be so organized as to ensure the greatest possible assist-i ance to the empire in war and reduce N. I: TEN Sugar Factory Blows Up-Property Loss Is Million Dollars Now York, June 14.-Ton persons were known to be dead this morning when search was made of the ruins of the seven storey mixing building of the American Sugar Refining Company's plant in the Jamesburg section of Brooklyn, which was ripped apart late last night by an explosion. It was believed that half of these were foreigners who escaped and fled to their homes. After the search had progressed a few hours the authorities expressed the opinion that the loss of lives would not exceed ten. Two men are known to be dead and three of the 51 persons in the hospitals may succumb to injuries. Property loss was estimated at $1,000,000. Fifty KiUed in Explosion London, June 14.-Fifty persons were killed and many persons were Injured by an explosion at Ashton-Under-Lyne, Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, announced to the house of commons today. Ashton--Under-Lyne is a manufacturing town near Manchester. London, June 12.-The house of commons, acting in committee on the franchise reform bill or as it Is known "as the representation of the bill", today decided against the principle of proportional representation by 149 to 141 votOB. The question may be reconsidered at a subsequent stage. I TOTAL DEAD AT BUTTE NOW ,162 Butte, Mont., June 14.-With 18 men still unaccounted far the casualty list of the North Butte mine disaster remained today at 102, according to the coroner's figures. All levels to the 3,000 foot depth have been cleared of bodies. It will take several days to make a search of the lower levels, owing to suffocating smoke and gas that still fill them. LT. KILLED IN ACTION Was in Air Corps-A Younger Brother Was Killed Last Year Lieut. Ralph Shearer, formerly of Lethtiridge. and a member of the aviation corps, has been killed in action, according to word received in the city by friends today. Lieut. Shearer" is a son of Rev. A. Shearer of Calgary and formerly of Lethbrldge. He was tho youngest, son and was well known in tho city hav-iing attended high school here. Ills name is on the honor roll of the High School. Just a year ago Will Shearer, another brother, was killed in action at the front. Ottawa, June 14.--The Morning Citizen Bays: -"The government has under consideration tho appointment of a food controller. Such n course has been decided on, but the appointment has not been mado. One will be In a few days. W. Sanford Ijvans was mentioned for this job some time .ago." . . ! filr Georgo Foster, said in the houBe last night that there could be no'arbitrary fixing of prices. The matter of s,upply and demand he said, would have to bo taken into consideration. * > ?> ; : > > INCOME TAX. * * > > �;� PARSONS PRESIDENT. Winnipeg, Juno 14.-S. R. Parsons of Toronto whb elected president of tho Canadian Manufacturers Association for tho ensuing year at' tho annual convention hero today, > > �s> ;� �j� 4 > .{. .;. .;. ,;, ,;. ... .;, .., ? WILL PROP08E A * REFERENDUM MARKETS Spot wheat ............ Local track wheat ...... October wheat ........ Local track wheat ...... October oats ........ ... October flax ...... 262 238 210 58% 57% 265i/2 WEATHER High........................... 30 Low...............;............ 37 Forecast: Fair, with rising temperature. ? Ottawa, June 13.-When the ? government compulsory service > bill reaches the senate, Senator ? Choquette will move an am- ? endmeht calling for a referen- tho military service bill if It ? comes from the commons to "the senate * ? ? ? * There is a Btir in mining circles today which seems to Indicate that a settlement of the strike is not far. off.^ Word has been received in Tailway' circles that the strike is liable to end suddenly as a result of concessions' on the part of the operators, though the extent of these concessions. are. not known. It Is known, however, that Hillcrest and some of the other Pass camps, were expecting word last night to resume work at an early) date. If a basis of settlement which is acceptable to the miners is reached, it appears likely that they will; go back to, work while awaiting the> result of tfie referendum. R. F. Greeu and the representatives of the International, who are in Calgary eudeavorlng to smooth over tho difficulties, seem to be fairly confi-' dent that an early end of the strike; will be the result of present negotiations. Montana Basis. Fertile, B. C, Juno 14.-Hon. Mr., Sloan, after visiting Michel yesterday and making a trip to llorrlsey and Elko, left for Nelson this morning. He will stop a day or two iu Nelson before returning to Victoria. Mr. Sloan met a delegation of the-' miners again last night and the indication this morning is that an early settlement' of the woga question is assured, the basis being the Montana' scale of wages. FORCE WILL BE MET WITH FORCE, SAYS NATIONALIST Street Parades to Protest Against Conscription Have Been Resumed In Montreal. Montreal, June 1-'.-The lull in, tho campaign of anti-conscriptlonlsts which set in during perplexities In the political situation at Ottawa prior to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's refusal to join in with Sir Robert Borden's'conscription proposal, was broken tonight, A meeting In denunciation of conscription was hold in, Sir George Ktionne hall, Cnrtier square, St. Henry, at which Tancredo Marcil was the principal speaker. Approximately three thousand people attended. Alderman Bedard. of St, Henry, presided. Besides Mr, Marcil, the speakers were Lorenz Robltaille ^u'd Leo Doy-on, both of whom became prominent.' in tho meetings which followed Sir Robert Borden's first pronouncement for conscription, While no words of special violence wero used - by, the speakers, tho conscription, proposal was fiercely denounced as Improper and unconstitutional. : ' Mr. Maroll assured Premier Borden that violence would' be, piet with vio-t lenco . ' As a result of a raid on the home of Mrs. King on 7th St, S., next to the Chinook Club last night, Mrs. King appeared before Magistrate Elton In the provincial police court this morning charged with having liquor,in her possession contrary to the-Liquor Act. She was found guilty and muct-ed $50 and cost's. John Ray, who see- : ured a bottle from the lady in the' hV),use also' appeared charged with1 unlawfully having liquor. He was fined |75 and costs. * � .;. 18 DEAD.  * * - � . > ? Paris, June U.~Elghteen ? dead and 60 injured , persons �8�t !:: �> collapsed yesterday, .�:.� * ? � * � o  * * *  - 0549?0 ;