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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY. JUNK 18, 1917 XC'MBER 159 Canada's First Lady Legislator pel in IB Brought Down In Flames'After Raid on South- east of Engliiml "VIVID DESCRIPTION OF FIGHT IN AIR A Southeast Town'in England, Juno I town Buffered most from yc.s- Icnlny morning's .visit ol the Gcrnina air raiders. Two y.cppdlna appeared over It ehorlly after 3 o'clock. Their I presence made known through the hum of their engines and .shortly otter- j I ward the dropping oi bombs, I'exploded In various parts ot the town, f brlnghig Iho majority of Iho populace Inlo Ihc streets In llielr night cloih- "tig. Aerial torpedoes were dropped but the ruldcrfi also employed high cr- I plosive nn'J locendlary bombs whtcli caused a number ot flrcj. A of houses were reduced lo ruins. It only a Tew moments alter bomb lug (hat tho people hail their first gllmiiBC of one of tbe raiders as 11 turned seaward evidently trying to gel homo. "L Imral Into haracs which lit up toe black sky tor miles. Eye witnesses nay tlicy first sai? liny I snnkc-llko flames creep along the top ol the Zeppelin, but that a moment lat- er tho entire airship was a roana of flames, I Tlic airship remained station- ary a few seconds and then Botncllilng 1 gave way In the middle, an If Its back broken, llicii It appeared to I.double up IJfce a Jackknlfc and des- ccndcd rapltl'.y to earth. Describee Air Fight London, June dispatch from Ihc coast towns rallied by Zeppelins. describes Ihc town KS a. maes pf broli- cn glass. Two rows ol houses were badly damaged and one roiv" of col- 1 lages ii'-as utterly demolished. Describing the fight with thu Zeppe- jiollce Inspector said: "Sud- denly firing ceased. Almost Immedi- ately I caiig'it of Q British ina- rhlne climbing-close lo the airship, lil up the sky. U was possible Ur'follow the raider's movements. Iwlsted .and lurnci ottcmpLs to pf-iho iilghl heard nloIL "This flrlrig carao from machine 1 of tlio Henpelln which was fighting" a life and death Ihe aeroplane I saw her making a last effort 16 Ed out ot range. She headed asa''i the coast. Almost simultaneously nn- oliior Drlllsli machine camo into Tlcw Tho Zeppelin .began zig-ing as If dodging a succession ol shota. -Or.cs more she appeared lo come inland. Her movements verc so erratic as to sug Ecst that was at his wits ond lo arcrt lilsastct, bu', the firs of our ncrnplnncs held to Ihc quarry. Fire minutes later tb? r.lrship burst Into flames amidships, broke In Iwo and'canto down." MBS. LOUISE C. McKlNNEY Mrs. McKlnncy. the successful can- didate for (ho legislature In the Clares- holm riding agninsi Win. Moffutt, the former member, now bears (he distinc- tion of being llio first elected lo a legislature hi Canada. SUe (a worthy of tho tllstinctton, (or site is one of .the highest type of women In he Oonitnlon, aucl U goes without say- ,ng tlw now member (or Clares- Iiolni will bring added credit to i riding. .Mrs. McKlnney is of Irfah desconl, Greatest Area in Crop In His- tory of This District Prospects ttrighl EXPECT TO HAVE A HUGE YIELD ALSO Southern Alberta, sis served by the railway district, lias In crop this year slightly more than acrts o" iatul. Tills Is the largest acreage in Its history. It was not until the past vrcek that anyone had an idea that Iho acreage this year would be -larger. However, during the week reports began coming lo banks and railway companies In- dicating llial in many districts there an increase in wheat acreage aa liigli as -o jier cetil over last year. Investigation provcJ llial tlic farmers IOOK advantage of (ho good weather during May and put Into wheat more acreage than they had intended.. Throughout the district this Increase will average over 10 per cent, on wheat. In. barley and oats there is no perceptible Rain in acreage, bat flax, OT.-lng to tlic large amount new breaking, tlic increase will he and wag horn In rastcrn Ontario, n. pcr ccnt throughout Southern Al- near Ilrockvlllc. Slie was cdu- [herta. From Hits the catcd at the Atlu-ns high school and attended tlio Otlawti Normal acUooL Sho (auglit for sonic llrae In Ontario mid then went lo North Dakota, where she tauihl twq years and spent another two years AD evangelist and or- ganizer for llic slate U'.C.T.U. In'lSflC her marrlaRC to Mr. Jas, McKlnuey took place, anj (Hey come to Clarea- liolm in 1303. Mrs. McKlnney has teen parllcuiar- ly active in (enipei-ancc work and has for nine years been president ol provincial W. C. T. Slie was of the active workers In llie recent suc- cessful prohibition campaign. She Is a sSster of Rov- Dr. Crummy, .recently resigned as principal of Meth- odist College, leraltl is able to say today that the total Increase In acreage in crop Is li) pcr cent, over any previous year. Some or the land may have been seed- ed rather Into, and unless Iho season continues i to be as satisfactory as at pri-scnl, the laic sown acreage will have to be discounted. However, the chances for Southern Alberta to reap the uissesl crop (n its history, not excepting the 1315 record break- arc exceedingly IiriRlit, and rail- and barks arc preparing for a qne busy time this fall. The largest acreage in the liistory of Southern Alberta sown in 1915 'fflicn acres wero in crop this railway district, Last week's reports of conditions of the growing crop Irorn every point In (lift district show conditions cellent ivith Iho exception of How Is- land ivlicre, nllhough conditions are JBood, mere rain would DC welcome; (The Foremost Alfilrlct.wqnld also wel- come- rain. There is still about two- per cen'-. of the oat acreage nnd fJro cent of the flax acreage lo be seeded. STRIKE NEGOTIATIONS FAIL Sub Warfare Victims Total Ships all Sizes Since February 17 Last NS'aaalDtton, June German more than, 1.600 tons destroyed. Com- toll ot tnerch.an.1 slilpplng I putting tho total at that avenge and Btnce Feb. 17, as shown In ihe offlcfal f putting the average ol smaller ships British figures Compiled hure today, ii JI22 vc-BEclg of more than l.COi) tone, and of lees than l.COD. British Ktcara flBhing vessels are Incomplete, Lui u tbreo weeds' total was IS. Submarines In the perioJ given at- tackert 2S9 ships unsucccastully nnil the weekly percentage of unsueceapful attacks has ranged from 51 lo 75. Dur- ing UID last, week days ending June "was 63, Arrivals and sailing In British ports elnce intensive subparlcc campaJgo began' have averaged about These ere understood lo Include chan- nel sailings. British figures do not give the ton- go of the vessels sunk, but officials hero tons probably would be a fair tor vessels of true 1 at 1.000 tone, the total loas during slightly less than four months' submar- ine warfare would reach tons, or about 250.000 tons less than tho world's slilpplug output during 131G. FaHfng Off In May Copenhagen, June 18.--German ad- fa sLoivIng no haste to publiBh the submarine stalistks for May. Nu estimates ol them liavc yet bceu Is- sued, I ho tig (i the announcement of a million ton result (u April was made In May and the figures for March wcro published April 13. Delay tends lo confirm tiie Impres- sion that the May etatIaUcb will shovr a considerable faNing on' from April Oeurcg, (n form a l to ,1 from Germany be- fng to IUQ effect llial between and SOO.OOO tons %veTO auuk IQ May. To Prevent The ftaids London, June to a series or quecHons In tlie house of commons this afternoon as 13 whether the BKtlsh government had decided upon for German air raids on Enflland, An- drew Bonar of the British war councjj, ssld thf. gov- ernment Intended to tafc! iteps not only for damaging the ertmy but for prtvenUng further raids on England. Bordcn' and RolK to Drag On Far a Few Days- M Girl Murdered by Kalian Montha Ago Man Is 'Held In Ilitly New York, June. Tho dlscovory el Iho body of IS-ysr.r-oU nulh Cru- Kcr, tho ral33lilB Wadlcleh hleil nchool student, who had been niurilered nnri tarlcd all tecl under the cellar o[ a occupied a bicycle fleakr who fled to. Italy riflcr sho clcnrcd the myslcry which liatl tbo polico for months. The girl had Ircen crushed. The shop to wiitch llic e to liavc her skates sharp- enoil the day sho disappeared ?tas con- ducted by Alfredo Cocclli, who i'.crt from New York after the girl's aVsoncc. from home was reported' lo (he police. He la now being hold Bologna, Italy, and an effort will uc raado to extra- niluhlm. .onrtoit, June rtlsnilch lo the niea frOlrt Madrid, eaya Ihc crisis la The cniill peak on the motion to Eivc.iUe'mlH- ory service act Its second reading. Jt s cxiiccied that the debate will lusl or at least tcu days and the house will havo lo hold some late stltlriRs lo each a voting stage In that time. Pending the conclusions' of Ilio lie [into and cabinet reconatr'uclUm, the -111 to extend Ilia tile proiioscd railway legislation and'all ilher matlcra ivlth whlcli parllamRnt expects lo will Iw The ate of all these measures la Intertwin- ed with the conscription bill and ihonld It fall lo pass wllh a majority. II Is thought .to bo quite probable that events might move rapidly In the "'direction ot a general election. Tho Liberals were called Into cua this morning.' Tho Impression'ap- pears to be crowing thai they will get .oxclfier on at least one upon whleU tlie maiorlly o! the mem jera of the.party will uaile. The amcnilnienl to be agreed upon] will Lo for n referendum. Thero Is no however, that there wl.ll not'be rjnlle eorloua notecUnna Irora the "ranks of botli parlies when.' (ho (Inal vote Is taken. Tlic goveniraent cipoels, however, that Ifa'losses.-win bo more lhan made gooi) by Ihe stotl of the. Liberal membera who or conscription.'' When the Liberal caucus br'aKo up al 12.30 ii nnnoimCPd thai Ihere, was nothing to give but. It Is Understood that there was a. general discussion nnd that It was decided (o let. Iho der bate on tho second reading ril'n on fbr a lime ilccldlng on'1 a (leflnije line of action. Much la likely to de- pend upon the tcno- o( the speeclicj to be delivered In the house (his f 9 4 4 HON, A. J, Mc'LEAN'S MAJORITY With one noil not- yet hcurd from, A. J. McLean's majority In Tahcr Is 63G. In tho last eleclton hla mMJbrfly wrfa SOO, IN CAWIES John Horn of Artillery, and Jas. AV.-sre of !nf entry, Are Wounded Word wnr. received by Horn, 1626 3rd Are. lhal Shocsmlth John Horn ot the aj-tlllcry, bad been wound- ed In the HglilhiK al tho front and Is now in an Ktaplea hospital. Ue was slightly wounded on June 9th by a gun-shot in the head. Before enlisting with a Lelliltridse artillery unit, he was connected with the Gait toines. IHchanl Ware lias also learned that son, Pic. Jas. D. Ware was seriously wounded In the legs on June Sth. Ptc. Ware went lo the front an Alhc-rla (nfnntry batUllon last year. Ho Is now In hospital at JV. If. Hartley, of .Monarch, IE In to. day'5 lists as wounded. Juno 18. Large crowds gathered in'Dublin this morning to welcome tho released Irish prisoners, all >S whom, .with the exception of Counlea'si JtaTkievlcz, arrived at o'clock. Jlcn with banners escorted the former prisoners lo their homes. There was much singing of Irish songs and a 'great deal ot cheering, but no disorder. Countess JIarklevicz led the band of revolutionisls-whlch attempted lo cap- ture Tniblln casllc. killing the guard. to death, hut the scntence-.was commuted lo penal ser- [or-life. Prisouirs sf-Irish Revolt, Freed, Vv: Demons! ration Once, Again (o Sedlc Strike Kiitl hi Failure and Coimmssiomu1 Goes Kasf to Recom- mend Some I'wiii of Government Action to Operate (lie Mines of District Xo. 18. COMMISSIONER LIKEIA' TO ItM NAMED TO CONTROL THE MINES' No Fight at Swift Current Non-Parlizan Candidates Are Active alure, not counllng any vhtch Ihe non-partisans June assli- es open lierc tomorrow noon, a urt (hough no slfltemcs.'l lias been ninilc any of liio (virllcs fntcrosled U is po.5- ailile lhat Iho case of Sir Itodmoml il. Coldvrcll and James U. will be called. The ex-minis- ters' trial poslponcd from winter asalzcs because ot the Ibe of noblln. Sir Hovlmond Is sllll (ar from strong, 11 Is said, and Rcglna, Sask., Jync Hon. Win. Martin and W. lead- ers or the two poli-lca) parties on Saturday gave slatcracnls in Inter- views with your correspondent, ex- pressing Ilio .utmost ia vic- tory of their respective parties at llic polls, "6. Jlfforls lo eel de- tails ul what they baseti upon from provincial organization hcailqua ricrs ot the parties liere to- idaj- were with general stalc- ments. LlEerils declare" thai make a clean sweep and refuse to concede' 'R single seat to Lhc opjHisltion, but Ear that in half a dozen ridings Hie Conservatives have z (air right Ing chance. Conservatives ridicule this cslimatc kying they are confident of a email working in the next legls- CBiirttdatcs may elect. ?ifly-nln.o -mcnibcrs arc to comprise he next leglFlatiire anil elections In constituencies Trill laic place, Cumberland and Isle La Cross ueing deferred. With the exception ol these wo stftis Swill CuntnL where 3. J. Sykcs, nou-vartisan candidate s unopposed by either party p the Lib- erals have, a candidate in every seat, ivhlle the Conservatives have men nominated in all ridings except Swift Current, Cumberland aud Moim- ,alii. In the latter, they atnyed out of the rient lo give J. J. Cameron, um-parllsau, a clear field. Jlaulcy Is expected lo go by ac- clamation Ip" Lieut Macbeth Slalcolni, at uresenl home on sick lenvc, wlillo In South Qu'Appellc the Liberal candidate, .A. Malhesoti, withdrew In ;ivc his soldier opponent. Col. Joe. -M.L.A.', an acclamation. Ills Intentions have been defeated by Ihc entry of D. llailton as an Indepcn- Icnt. Non-I'flrtlsans h'ave eight can- dldalcs In the field, Including one' woman, Mrs. Unlglit. ol Kceler. daughlcr-ln-law of tlie president of the league, vho- today flnnbunccd her intention of cnlcrhiy ilit lists in Thunder Creek. She Is vice-president The miners and opftfatori have definitely split on the penalty clause demanded by the Ths absolutely ed to accept this ind the negotia- tions have again failed. The oper- ators to give an Increase of percent, over the ichedule formerly agreed on, and accepted, but Ihe'penalty clame was the sticking point. Ottawa, Juno H. F. Green, M. P., for Koolcnay, a royal commissioner has been endeavoring to bring ahoul a settlement ot tne "coal strike In (lie Fornic district v.Ill ar- rive In Otiawa from Calgary tomor- row rilghl, when he will make o re- port to thfi government. It Is under- stood that his efforts to negotiate the agreement LeLrvren the men ana em- ployers have Tailed and it Is presum- ed that he will recommend some [orm o[ RQvernmeTit coTilTOl of mints. IB more likely to happen is lhat a commission will be appointed will order Ihc operators to con- tinue to ivork the mines, fixing the wages, hours of labor, price ol coal, etc.. and allowing it is presumed, a fair margin of profit to operalora. However, nothing definite will bo Settled until Mr. Green has reported lo Hon. T. Croihcrs. Electric Ikrlln, rla London, man alrnlftnc.i on FHday'-'cFtectcd ft lnrirUng Island Iri1 (fid'-Buy of Klsr. ami deslroycd Uio Hlieslun lua mere, it ia T ByPILECFPBtES (Speclnl to (he JlcraM) v Mngrath. June William Henry Ulnicr, Inborof for llie Cr.inc Casslrty not oblc trial.; lo stand Iho strain ol a mot vllli a dcnt Saturday Trtiicli rcsullcd No ono witnessed the trouble, hut 11 3 who was Un- londtng n cur of electric light poles, cut tao -wires wrilch held the sltikca In tlio cnr LoRetner, without taking enough precaution, BOTTIO olMho poles rolling over hfm, fraclurfng hie sknll, 'Jhe ncdclcnl occurred Halurrtay morn- Ing and he passed away about nild- Ihr. panic clay. Thn remains were sent lo Fcllcrly's underlaklnp parlorif, Lclbbrldge, In await instructions. lo Ilia June fatal occlrlcnl.ocairrcd at Trarcra, Mr. Hi Eln while out doing chorea on ncsdny evening wns Xtcketl by a 1i6r9o" and died nlintat Immediately. Mr; Kip In WAS an old scltlcr here .and Well known. June following statement was issued las! night specting change In (lie editorship o( Tho Toronto Xena: "Sir John Wllll- eon has resigned the eflltorshlp ol Tne pally Novra, preanmAbly lo de-' vole more Of hlg lime lo The London of which he Jg at governmental control and operation of the mines may be tbe eo-4J utloD. ft is knovrn, however, that i bill has been n'reparcd by lion. T. W. j Jrothcrs, mlolster of labor, giving govcrnmfinL power to lake over operate tlio mines during tha course of ITie war. U la also know a that miners favor thla plau, they having Tired Otlawn to this effect Eorne weeks ago. It Is understood lliat the lora have nn iiropoalllon to put before the nilneis, and unless thH men wish, to ncccpt Iho proposal on. which they voted on May 5tb, thera will be no Inrlher raove on the part ot the mine owners. Word Irom Indianapolis, ihe head- quarters of the U.M.W. of A, seems to btar out Iho belief lhat the miners will lie given no "strike aid.. The coal situation In the west irt the meantime, becoming exceedingly _ravo. The-rallways arc using their surplus stocks, and are hauling coal long distances to Ihclr coaling sta- tions. .Tha reserves of domestic ply aro also growing very e'hort, anil while there Is little demand for coal, nevertheless power plants and other concerns lhat are depending for coal from .this 'field are reeling trie pinch, while; slocks in- cities and LOTUS on are practically depleted. The season for llie commencement ot storage of summer coal Is already t of (do local: unions In the Le field.-were notified ILat the" opferatorB had refused lo accept the proposal pui before them by ttc union through R. P Gresn, 3I.P., the special envoy of llic OvernmenL TJie reaull la thai efirci- s on botli aides have Icfl tor i on .his Idlen hliily inter. s under and every weeX the Tnin'cs adds lo theTcerV Mrious 'coir famine next Boafda 'Of .Trade anrf.olh'er- organlzalions througliout Uie west have been urging KQyernmeat actloa how for more (lian a month, and they may be expected now (o redouble Iheir efforts lo 'bring Lack coal-prodacliou lo Its normal figure. BALL GAME FOR RED CROSS v is sel for Ihe best ball games 'of-- Iho, season tonight at C.30" when Ihe Old Timers and Ihe regti- lara wll" play ia aid br Red Cross lunds, The eamc-Is to'. be staged Ql EcKslorm. Park, and with tlte Olj TJrhnrj out lo Irlni (lie it will be one of the most interesting games of the season. ot UIG Woman Gralu Growers "AsEochHIon and vlcc-prcsi- tlent of the provincial Iran- cfifsc board. MARKETS Magrath, Alia, June 17, Word reached MSeratn. Ihis morning that 1'le. Thllllp Palmer had -killed In Tclton (n France. Mr. Palmer denied tha liest .of young manhood who volunlerrcd for over- seaa service. Tho sympalliy ot Ihe entire commiinlly goes cut lo tho grief strfckcn parents, rhililp came-over from England nboiit 10 years ago hla nnd liad resided lu Ma- gralh conllnuoualy fi'.ncc, And was working tor Ihe Just prior (o his enllifmcnt. Spot wheat....... i.ocal track wheat Local trick eats lofar eiU -251 327 198 tevv 1CU IIP on uiVt Ur, Enemy Attacks Hold AH Main New Positions Only Three of KiUie-Officen France That Are Not Incapacitated or 'ao haftxi An oirtccr o( the 113th Tritlng to n friend [rom'tTan marks that the last montti or tolil heavily' on UIB unitsji at the front, tlo refers to the loas bC 1 Major Rlploy anil I.leul. holii of Trhomxho hail: seen only.' few days before they met their death. J Then JtcOowan, Cornell snd_Eitrjn re all hilled, [caving only three oC the 113lh officers In rest hilled, ironndcd or stck, London. JUKM llrtUsh hive fallen back trom some of their.adTanc- ctl "nosls in France, ftccording to' the official statement Issuer! by-Iho'war office thlD The main neV po- sitions arc sllll hclil. Tire slalement follows: "Early this morning the enemy. Jlrcctcd strong local atlacKs uniler coyer of Wavy bombardment, upon nosltlons'capiiifcij ly us on the mornlne of Jane H tttl at Monchy Ls Preiis. After severe fighting our troops wcro Compelled to fall back from certain adTariccil posi- tions been established, by, is in from or oiir main neir npslHons wo still hold, on Infantry hill. "There was considerable artillery Ivlly on both aides lay rci'wrlcd lin erigagcrrieril'wllh_ a tlermnn anumarlnc Brest; Kfincc, liny. 2Sth, tlic U-boat fired ;twd lorV redoes, neither found lla'mark.' Tho, naval gunners fired but do. not-think' Iliey. made n hit.. Aftct ten shots from the steamer the siibmirme dlnj PCd. Off the coast of Ireland tho Anjerr tcnn steamer picked iheirl- hcrs ot the crew ol n Nofwrfelan lum- her sMp which via live mile! ahead ot Ihe Amcrlciii E Pclrograd, via June 17. The duma in secret session .has pnss- ci] a resolution for an irmnerViatB Tnove- mcnt by. tbe Rufisirin Tto re- solullon declares lhat a'separtlij 'peace- wlth Germany or prolonged Inactivity on the balllcfront to DC Ignoble son .towardi-RuBSta'a allies, tor irhtch tutur-3 Eeneratlons never rould pardon Iha'HussIa of the present day. "The (luma, thererore, ho rcpoiullcii adds, "thai the Mfely of flussla and the maintenance of the Iborlics which ifavo been nbtalnert lip n an Immcdlalo ottciislvu In'co-operm- llon Ilnasln's allies." o 4ft 4> A TWO-MINUTE BATTLf- Ilrlllsb Headquarters In -fr Trance, via Thn WRr'a latest dcyelopment a iwo-mlnule battle. It 'took, the Urllleh two mlnute.i.lo capture tlir'ec-quart era of 4 mile ot trenches on Infanlry hlllj of La Freux, Thursday morning! .The llrae (or.''going set for and at rochcU signalled i fact all along IhriL ,lhq bbjcctWes htd taVen, c1' v ;