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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX; LETHB'RIDGE, ALBERTA SATURDAY, JUNE NUMBER 159 liners Ask 'War Bonus and Protest Jap Labor Culgary, Juno questions of unusual import wore .dinciumed at a meeting between the western coal 'operators and the executive of 'trict IS, United Mine Workers of .America, which was held yesterday afternoon. Tlie first point taken up jivus the request of tho 'workers for a var lime bonus in the shape of an ncruase of ten nej; Then: exists at the present time an between tho two interests Britishers Reaching Switzerland are Only Shadows of Their Former Ge.t Big Reception From Swiss higher all romfd. yet coal minors arc doing their nharc fur tlic Empire in the the It was also pointed out that the cost of liv- ing hus advanced considerably. The other imc-Hiion hutl to do with the employment of .Japanese labor in the mines. Representatives of the miners pointed out that it is nut ne- cessary to employ Oriental labor, and suggested that steps might be taken to increase tho supply of white labor that the first shall pay and tho second jtl District IS. Blmll accept tbe present scale of Th operators' committee promised! wages until March next. It was l pointed out by representatives of ihe siliiers that, all other lines of Indus try have been bouefUtud and wages are London, June treatment of. showing that the good work accom- TJritish prisoners in Germany will j pliuhed by Ambassador Gerard and hr-x the subject, m" in t lite assistants at the rinU'd States em- parliament next as answers pro-' bassy at. Uerlin was occasionally viomUy given on tho subject by Mar- j miiiiinixod by the fact that German (m Newtoa and P. J. Tennaut, parlia- prison camp authorities usually im-aiary itecrelavy for foreign affairs when to expect inspections by are considered unsatisfactory in light j cans and took elaborate of the evidence recently obtained. A j The foreign olllce has issued, for c- LIEUT. PALMER IS NOT DEAD The host of friends of young Lieut. "Jock" Palmer in Loth- bridge were needlessly alarmed this morning when they read in to take the matter into their consld-1 oration and to meet tin; miners' reprc-; seutatives again in Calgary next i Thursday. Among those who represented tbe j operators were: Lewis Stockett, i liie, president of tlie Western Coal j Operators; W. It. Wilson, of the Crow's j Nest Pass Coal Co., Fernie; It. M. j Young, of Kernie; 0. 13. U'hiteside. of i Coleman" M. Charbonnier. of Belle-1 vue; R..D. Drinnan, of Hillcrest, and! W. K. McNeill of Calgary, secretary, j Representing the were: "Wm. iicial casualty list for special The official list car- ried him as being wounded. number of British of.U-ors and men i Nation a dispatch from the Hafe- vj who were exchanged eariy in the j minister tit Rome, Kvelyn irom his wounds ni an English monih and sent ncroas the Swiss fron- dcacribliig tljo arrival in Switzerland Calgary panel v, tier have now reached Knshind. a number of British prisoners made an error in pick- -v iiif.-.rmed on the j changed. Hig out his nanic from the of- i highest medical authority that the j "Never in my life have I seen Condition of many of them is deplor- j welcome accorded he mention. able, j wrote, for.J-iffi last 2'.'. yoarii I in some cases men will have to iin- j of my life I have been at prac-1 A ilergo special treatment to enable i licalfy every kind of public function j v v v v V v thorn sLiliiciently to recover tlieir j in half the capitals of ISurone. It is strength io undergo operations which impossible to avoid tho impression j ;iro essential to their future existence, j that this extraordinary reception of i tint; prisoner, a colonel, j the men-was a demonstration in favor. the publication of whose name is for-j of England. If William Tel! had been i bidden, in a harrowing wreck of his j reincarnated iuul bad made a triumph- former self. al progress through the country I do j Home of the exchanged men alleged j not see'what more could have been j that they had personal experience done." t a Calgary that, the gul- Graham of Coleman. president for Uis-1 hint young ollk-er had died of IS; T. Biggs, of Fernie. and A.'J. j his wounds. This is untrue. [Carter of Fernie, secretary of Bis-1 so far as is known, is trict IS. t BLOCKS t AT LAKEVIEW, ORE. i End is Felt to be Very Austrian Retreat and Great Losses at Verdun Have Depressing Effect London. June their allies "The Germans in front of Verdun in flight on the eastern front and tare maintaining an attitude of ex pec- their attacks on Verdun and liie Brit-1 tation in view of the menace of ish positions consistently repulsed events which they feel are be-comins with frightful loss, the Germans are more and more imminent." French Successes June blocks 1 in the heart of Lake view Ore., were) destroyed by fire late last night ac-; Ruler of Austria-Hungary, the man cording to messages received here, j of many lives, has again been The fire finally got. under reported dead. showing unmistakable signs of los- ing their morale, according'to reports which reach here from creditable! Paris. June the course of .sources. I last night German troops attacked i Teutonic confidence has been mi- i French positions at Avocourt witli 'able io withstand the complete failure grenades, says the ofh'cial statement at "Verdun, the loss of the position so'issued today by the French war of- dearly taken at Killcbeke and the! flee. In the region of Le Mort Hpmme i over-whelming success of the Russian (th-iire was intense bombardment. In campaign. the Vosges after violent bombardment Tbe Germans, however, appreheti- of Hill. 425 to the east of Thann, the sive of a big allied offensive on the French infantry, the statement adds, west front, are continually reinforc-j penetrated the first and seconrl linea k German! o BOMBARD ASIA-MINOR TOWN Athens, via London, June 17. vj British warships have bombard- ed Klemaskrofa. in Asia Elinor I v The Turks, fearing that an at- j j tempt would bo made to force a landing, rushed troops from v Smyrna. 'v j ManCross Line From Montana Speaks on Farmers' Problems Copenhagen, June 17. Two large German steamships were torpedoed in the Baltic last even- ing, according to. Swedish-fisher- men, who .say .they, saw the ves- sels, sink: after a violent eanrion- a'dln Expected Nationalization, of the Railways Will Paish a Member With a crowd estimated at 3000 j people, malty of whom were United i States citizens came the 12 or 15 j miles from across t.hfi border to be present, the big United Farmers' pic- nic held near Milk River on Thursday gathered in Alberta for a long time, j It was a happy, healthy crowd, with j no evidence.of poverty, and all opti-' luisiii: in the prospect of another big crop. R.S. Leffingwcll, M.P.P. for and S. S. Dunham, of Lethbridge, vice- j Montreal, June 1 will be made within the twO weeks of the appointment of a com- mission, to investigate the whole Can- adian railway situation with.the 1 nibie nationalization of one or more I of the mil way systems 'of the coun- try as a result, which the" government last session announced would be creat- the Ottawa correspondent ,of the Gazette says in a dispatch1 dated _______ their lines there, disnatches from land brought back a number of, Ger- Holland agree. man prisoners. From Knocke, in tiiu Belgian terri- tory occupied by the Germans, troop laden tram cars arc going toward tne front. In a never ending These are covered with preen boughs to prevent the allied airmen from see-, i ing them readily. On tbe streets here, in tho' clubs, j jjiven out by the restaurants and trains persons dtscuss.jnrmy headquarters under date of Juiie with marked interest the cryptic The statement also announces tence in the French semi-official re-1 that new battles have been started on [inrt of Wednesday which reads: I the whole front in Volhyma. Claim Russians Repulsed Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, June troops south oi the Dneister river in Galicia, defeated a Russian cavalry force on Thursday' according to an official statement I Flooded Cellars Greatest Harm j OfUCCFS Done Thus Embalmed Body Is Kept and Shown to Crowds from Balconv New York, June 17 A dispatch from London to the American so ''That Sir George Paish, editor of the Statist, and one of the leading fin- ancial authorities in Great Britain, will beeome a member of tho cora- the correspondent says, "now seems practically assured. He conduct that part of the invests Starts in Bush Casualties Ottawa, June An additional list Ferine, ,B. C.. June Elk river is stiH rising and is :i foot high-, er than last night. The water isjof 21 officers' names bnuga ther total .spreading over the lower of i officers' ctsu-iUies up to 41G since the !tne town but no serious damage hasinghting stalled on the Yprea wlient 'occurred The government bridges on June 2. With few exceptions they E. H. Strickland Signs Up With over'the river are all intact and notiflll belong to the first divis- University Corp__Is a I danser js anticipated regardms j ion, which j-egalned ground lost when Qualified Officer E. H. Strickland, government en- them The Elk Uimber Co. bridge in West Pernie being the lowest of any. is in I danger if the river rises much more. j The warm weather which continues the Germans attacked." tomologist, who lias been in charge j indicates still further rise in the of the cutworm investigation at the j er. experimental farm for several sum-1 Capt. Skinner, headquarters of the mers, leaves today to join the Van-1225th battalion has al! his stores safe couvcr imit, of the University battal- having had a hundred tons removed ion which will shortly go into sum-: some tinie ago to tbe C. P. R. freight mer camp at Camp Sewell. Mr. S trick- sheds remainder was brought gallon which will have to do with the ate' hut it is ex] financial position of tbe various roads, officers' staff V president of the U. A., were the i "The .death of Bniperor .Francis Mos- speakera: -Mr. LclHngwell made a-eph is again reported by a neutral The other two members of the com- mission will be railway Tnen, but ac- cording to what was learned today, land qualified as a lieutenant at Cni- gary during the early spring but so far has been unattached. He- is join- ing the University battalion as a priv- pected a place on the ill be found for him. He has his eye on the flying section, however, and has applied for permis- sion to attend the school at Toronto i town, yesterday. The incineration plant and all other sanitation has been installed at the new "camp and tents erected for the soldiers who seem to welcome tbe change from the old rink to open air conditions No Serious Damage Fernie, June Elk river Widow of Executed Editor in Ireland Claims Important Facts Suppressed London. Jnife lawyer for Pro-German Agents and Greek Authorities Continue In- sults to Allies Paris, via London. June 17. The news received from Greece is not. at all satisfactory. No attempt is made by the government or Premier oudis to preserve a prudent coining attitude toward the entente, Demonstrations organized b> pro Ger- man agents with the assent police have taken .place before the al- lied legations in Athens. It would seem that the object is not merely; tS give general but to obtain au excuse for imposing marttal Sheeiiy widow- otLlldej cover oC winch Vemzeloi .short speech, and Mr Dunham spoke who jlist returned from Vienna. rPdiih'nilhlp to the neoulc whereas !inanimatc royal rtSlire- j the hoard Of Canadian Northern HTitiadtoi A Aa lemonstratora sang patriot- way are incorrect. It was learned thdre was no movement _ob- ham said-the great duty confronting servable on tlie part of the emperor. the cities ortodav was to raise the'11113 says lie has ascertained masses to tlie standing where they.thaL lilct fiiiuerpr has would dciiiand proper legislators and embalmed is widely known in proper This war, one Of! Higher Viennese circles. the of prop the chief'iieids of tlie work United Farmers. i After the speaking, various sports wore indulged in, including a very in- tereKiing ball- game between Sweet Grass and which developed jnto iiomcUiing internationa.! con- test; Rarly in the game it looked aw j if llio Americans were going to win out, as at, one time tho score stood 7 to .for .Sweet! Grass. Ijut the War- nsr boys got in their hand and the final .s'cpre'was 14 to for Warner. The excitement reached a high pitch when the Canadians overtook their visitors from across the line. Rnglehart have refused to consider, their appointment to the position'in question. It is understood that -Sir. John Eaton is also disinclined ;fb ac- cept. I TT O UOJ oiltTYhf XoifC IN 1119 Vxdll I D6 VallgnL OaVS U J Man Who Comes to Locate Here Canadian Casualties 'Uncle Sam will never catch Villa." Burned to Caiiadn. Tie likes -cattle ranch ing- and believes Southern Al-i berla furnishes him the opportunity he in looking for. Speaking with regard to conditions That, at least, ia tho opinion or" James jacobson, a resident of Mexico for 20'years and at one time one of 14th 'Major B. P. Ballachey, Toronto. JUNE 15 Capt. D. J, 'McKiney, Western Ont Capt. R. J. Aikcn, Ontario. Lieut. M. Grant, Western Ont. A. E. Pickering, Ont. Lieut. A. McBride, Ontario. L. J, Unwin, Ont. Lieut, p.. H. Bearmouth, Eastern Ontario. Lieut. R. Rj Gordon, Toronto. Llcu't. R. Sloane, Toronto. Lieut. V. X. ftiaxteed, Winnipeg. Lieut. C. T. Davidson, Winnipeg. Capt. T. H.'Caldwell, Ontario. Lieut. T. R, Cameron. Winnipsg. Lieut. C. S. Walley, Field, B.C. WOUNDED sixty tons of stores were transferred to the city store room in less-, "than two hours, but not, too BOOH to es- cape (he'in-coming'waters. The drill ground is nearly covered with water and tlie floor of the rink Is being flooded. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) murder, but held that be was Insane at file time tlie acts were committed. Mrs. Skeffington's; lawyer says: im- portant facts were not revealed .at the court martial aad makes new charges against Captain Colthurst and specifies witness wlipm he' wishes .to have called. Major Jack Ross is Decorated; Geo. Ross Finishes Air Course Smiles" wreathed Walter Ross' face- Alberta. 'He left Kothbridge a yeai more Lethliridgo men have been ft tided1 io i.i'm tist of tides'. Kdward Hiitiulinj. hroiher of T. T. ivlio is an cmuloyco C.1MI. f'rnlRliL sheds and Henry Si. Hobinson, who botli resided hove at tht; time of enlisting, have been wound- fed in action. Robinson has no re- latives hern but was n C. P. H. om- pjoyco, and.notification of his being wounded liar, been received by the local branch of the Brotherhood "of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. the'largest rancher; States army undertook a big contract 11 he republic. Mr. Jacbbson is in the when they wchf. into northern Mexico! Shell J. Barnbrooh; iin rnnchiiiK in the northern part, of Chihuahua state, not far from the bo According to Mi- bole north of Mexico is July wheal dor. lie prospered and when the "re this morning when he received a tele- gram irom si friend, in Toronto alat- ing that-hia Jack Ross had distinguished service or- der for llent work it the front. An eastern paper is authority for the elrUemenl. Mijoi Jack Ross joined up in Mon- uUh the Victoria Rifles, early I in the war, going into the trenches last July: Since that time he has seen I some of the hardest fighting on the 'western when his father ago last go to the front, joining'up at Montieal <_ Other Son in Air Service Waller other son, George, just completed his aviation course at Newport Nc Vn, and la in Toronto seeing the militia alUhor- ities tliero Io learn whether or not he can be: sent to England to join tho aerial, wing. A Newport jour- nal says: A number of Canadian visited London Major .lack told him that only seven of the original officers hart escaped without being killed or wounded ,to the action of the allies the impel tinence of. which he scarcel; veiled. Counteract on Demobilization" Skouloudl of Greece is sending- out confidentla instructions to government officia and officeis in order to counter act the effects of the order mobilization of the army, according i the Matin, which adds that the allie will present completeUist o their grievances to the' Greek govern inent and that their demands will b couched in such-a fashion as-to vent any trickery on the part qfjKln Constantine. Blockade Still in Force Athens. June entente allied nations, .on-. Greece, was learned -here "today, are. bein conndentiaily sirengtheried and 63 tended as a result of anti-entente d< monstratlons which broke out J Athens last Monnay. Demands svei ready for presentation to, the: Gree government when the disorders Vp curred but the note prouablv will bp dcIUcred until neek whlie tlie entente blockade againj students are expected to be graduated Irreek poits is rontmui.ig m full fore] from the ai lation school this w George Itoss one of the graduated ycbteidaj and was avarded his diploma. The those j complete their tests will It" was evidently in the crater fight-; to Join the aerial section oj the. Brit- KITCHENER Ing ni St. Elbi that Major Ross gain-iish army. Ross graduated-as a pilbtj-fr ed" distinction.' In a letter both land machines and flying yesterday frpm a'brother officer, yeaLciuuy iiuiji u DIULIIUI uuiuui, tor Ross learned' that "Jack has been Several accidents occurred during doing excellent in the crater ngbtftig at St. Eloi and is likely to get a decoration 'Major Jack Hosts London, June 17 Asqutth Wednesday as born and brought up on Ihe plains of Southern the time George Ross "was at the avfa tion school, one machine falling with two :'mea .inluiiug both Mr Ross, however, came through without trouble and is now a qualified pilot. offer in tti'e House-of i1 a motion for "the erection oi mouument to the late Earlt Kitchener" V ;