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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHB1UDGE, ALBERTA. SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1917 NUMBER 158 GERMANY SHORT OF FOOD BUT CONFIDENT OF VICTORY Trouble in Spain > ' JAPANESE STEAMER SUNK * Potrograd, June MR.-Tho Japanese steamor Tanaan Muru which left Boston May 9 for Manchester, England, bus been sunk by a German submarine. Cable advices to agents � here today stated Captain Miohikawa and the crow of 27, all JnpanoBe, are bolievod to havo boon lost. ? � .;. > 4. .;. .;. .;, .;, .jt .;. ,;. .j. .;. 5 WERE NO LOSSES Paris, Juno 16.-It Is officially announced that the transport Annam of 6,075 tons was torpedoed In the Ionian Sea on Juno 11, while proceeding under oecort. Bombs were at onco thrown In tho track of the submarine which did not reappear, Tho Annam was taken in tow by one of the convoying ships but sank in a few hours. There were no casualties. Ottawa, June 15.-The monthly report of the department of labor shows that the cost of living is still increasing. In retail prices of food the cost of a weekly family budget, including some 30 staple foods, rose from $10.37 to $11.82 during the month of May. Of this increase one-third occurred in bread and flour and one-quarter in potatoes. Rice, beans and sugar also showed some increases. Cheese was a little higher, but milk and butter declined slightly, whereas the Increase is usually substantial. In May, 1916, the same budget cost $8.37; In 1915, $7.84; and in May, 1914 $7.42. The report also states that coal and wood wore slightly higher than a year ago. Rents also showed some increases. In wholesnlo prices the department index number based .upon thfi average prices of 272 commodities for the decade 1S90 to 1899 stood at 240 for May 1. compared with 228.70 for April and 18:1.83 for May, 1916. Tho department of labor reports that during May thoro were 34 strikes Involving 134 firms and 10,955 employes. At the end of the month 17 strikes were unsettled. The trend of wages were reported as upward. SAY HUN LEADERS, THROUGH SUB Circus Day Was a Thing For The B Good Admit Loss Of Bremen London, June 16.-The Neueste Nachrichten of Kiel, according to The Hague correspondent of the Daily Mail, at last admits the loss of the commercial submarine Bremen, with Its valuable cargo. Public Service at Knox Church -Stores to Close For An Hour The funeral services of the iate Alexander M. .Marshall will be held on Monday afternoon. At two o'clock a private service will be held at the residence, 1214 Fifth Ave. south. The public service will be held at 2.30 in Knox church, Rev. W. C. Marsh officiating. Interment will be in the public cemetery. The United Commercial Travellers, of which the deceased was head of the local council, will attend in a body. The K. P. lodge will also attend in a body. The Masons of the city are asked to attend the service in as large numbers as possible. Between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock the stores of the city will close in respect to the memory of the late Mr. Marshall, who has held a high standing In the community as one of the most p.ubllc-spirited of citizens. NASIY CHARGE Insinuated That Laurier Tied up With Bourassa-Has to Accept Denial German Leaders and Newspapers Belittle American Part in War and Sneer at Their Army and Navy Tirpilz and Hindenburg- Counsel Faith in Submarines to End the War Soon. 1JARBARIANS GIVE THEIR EXCUSE FOR THEIR AIR RAIDS ON ENGLAND usmess Men Although the circus yesterday gathered up shekels to tho amount of move than $6,000, thore doesn't seem to be much criticlBtu on the part of tho merchants because tho city allowed them to show at a reduction of the license fee to $200. Tho merchants did an enormous business during the day, while the restaurants were swamped. Automobiles were in from evory part of the south country. It was estimated that at loast 1500 cars were hero during the day giving the streets, wide though they are, the appearance of Wall street. Restaurants were practically cleaned out of foodstuffs, while fruit stands could not supply the demand. One wholesale fruit concern brought in a carload of watermelons I throe days ago, They hadn't one left thlB morning. And in splto of tho size of tho crowd it was tho most orderly in tho history' of the city. There was not a single case In the city police court this morning, while the provincial police court had one case, that of Emit Eger ot Carmangay, who was lined $50 and costs for having a bottle In his possesion in a public place. Calgary may keep circuses out until after the war. Mayor lardio isn't sure that such a course would meet with the approval of the business' men. Many of the lattor are talking today about tho possibility of holding a fair this year, claiming that a fair during this prosperity would wipe out the debts of the past and start the board off with a clean shoot for next year, 39TH BATTERY Lethbridge has again been honored by the excellent work being done by members of local units at the front. Word was received in the city todny that two signallers 01" the 39th Battery have been awarded the. military medal. They are Signaller P. F. Wright and Signaller F. S. McClaf-ferty. Signaller Wright is a Lethbridge man who. Joined the unit hero. Signaller McClafferty is a Winnipeg man who joined the 38th in that city but was transferred to the 39th. The particular reason why these men were awarded the military medal waB "good work at Vlmy Ridge on April 9th." T Chicago, June 16.-Gust T. Pa-patheodorokoumoundurgistomlchm-olakopulose bought a liberty bond here. MARKETS , Local track wheat ......... October wheat ............ Local track oatt .......... October oats .............. . 256 . 232 . 208  62i/8 59 . 269 WEATHER Forecast: Fair and warm. Ottawa, June 15.-.Probably the live liest sitting of the house so far thin session occurred this afternoon and evening when the estimates of Hon. Albert Sevigny, minister of Inland revenue, were under consideration. Tho trouble was due to the recommendation made by Mr. Sevigny in favor of the appointment of Mr. Raoul Renaul, editor of .Le France Pnrleur, of Quebec, to a post in the inland revonue department. Liberal members interpreted the minister's explanation of the proposed appointment as meaning that he had thought it best to stop the criticism of the paper in regard to recrui1-ing by giving him a post In the department. They declared that the action of the government had placed the government in a peculiar position and that Mr. Sevigny had laid down a dangerous principle. Mr. Sevigny on the other hand maintained that Mr. Renaul was favorable to participation by Canada in tho war and that he hud simply criticized the methods of the military department aB well as Sir Wm. Price, who was raising a regiment in Quebec. Hon. Chas. Marcil was inclined to support this view and quoted extracts from the newspaper in question to establish it. The debate became very bitter and Mr. Sevigny declared that Le Devoir had become friendly to Sir Wilfrid since Sunday last. He understood that this was because of a conference that had taken place between Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Henry Bourassa. Called Him a Liar E. M. Macdonald vigorously denied this and said that Mr. Sevigny was "n liar." The remark was not heard by Chairman Rainville or the members generally and there were no demands for a retraction. After the dinner recess Mr. Macdonald stated that he had been authorized by Sir Wilfrid Laurier to deify that he had been in conference with Mr. Bourassa, and Mr. Sevigny said ho was willing to accept tho statement. The opposition asked for explanations as to a number of increases in the votes and the minister was not able to explain them to their satisfaction. A. K. McLean Raid ft was evident that the estimates of the department were not properly prepared. It looked, he r-atd. as though the department was not properly administered. E. M. Macdonald said It lobkod as though Mr. Sevlgny's predecessor In oflice, Mr. Fatenaude, had over-spent tho views of the department. The minister agreed that It would bo better to have' a detailed statement made as to hit the increases in the votes before consideration of the items was further proceeded with. It might be he said that spine mistakes were made lant year,and It was not doslrablo' that those ' mistakes should bo repeated. Ho remarked that he had only, been llvo months in tho department. "I think you should have been bettor postod," remarked A. K. Maclean. "[ admit that," said the minister, "but I am willing to got all tho Information asked for." , Mr, Maclean then suggested that tho house rise and the suggestion was accepted by Sir George Foster, who was leading the government. Copenhagen, via London, June 16.- Representatives of the German press were told yesterday at the regular weekly press conference in Berlin that the arrival of American troops in noteworthy numbers in the European theatre was to be expected only In 1918. The general staff lecturer also took the ground that the American forceR should he treated as a negligible quantity in the general reckoning, owing to the difficulties of finding sufficient tonnage for transportation of supplies. The suggestion was followed In numerous articles In the newspapers yesterday and this morning. The newspaper representatives wore also told that a now Russian offensive was highly Improbable but that, various minor operations indicated d new French otlensive was in preparation. The British also were certain to try their fortune again but no surprises in offensive movements were expected from ell her the French or the British and the only variance from the earlier offensive would beV charge of geographical locution. Germany's situation was described as absolutely secure und a Germun victory as certain owing to the relentless working of the submarines. Heavy estimates of French and British losses were supplied to furnish encouragement to readers. England's Iossob in the spring offensive were placed at 225,000 men from 34 divisions epgag e BAND TOMORROW AT 4. � If the weather remains fine,  there will be a big crowd out � to Gait Gardens tomorrow af-  ternoon to hear the concert � to be given by the Raymond  band who will motor over for  the occasion. The Raymond � band has a fine reputation as � a musical organization and � the occasion will be unique. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. 4, .;. > ^ ^ �> * * * * factions in China to compose their differences, it was- said *� > at the state department today. < ; ? No reason was given for the < ? action of either nation, but It * : � is assumed that neither felt-* * that, the American action...^ * would be successful. . *  ? * .* *  * * < * A !lf ill 55023526 ?7101135 138430 76081364 ;