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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETFIBKIDGE, ALBERTA, WKDNKSDAY, JUNE 20, 1917 NUMBER 161 RATE THE MINES HERE ON THE DEMAND / _ Across-River Camps Support liankhcad in Demand \o Cut Out Penalty Clause LOCAL UNION IS MEETING TONIGHT v GOVT. ACTS. Ottawa, Juno 20.-Hon. T. W. Crothers stated in the house of commons this aftornoon that the government is taking steps to bring about the immediate operation under government super-vislion, of the western coal mines. BDIG.-GEN. SIR ARTHUR CURRIE. Who Replaces Sir Juliun Byng as Commander of the Canadian , Division. Consternation Created By Abdication of Constantino-Fear Greeks Mav Join Allies DEMAND GERMAN ASSISTANCE NOW Arrives in Switzerland And Will Probably Visit Kaiser Shortly Lethbridge Local No. 574 of the Un-llcil Mine Workoi'B of America will meet tonight to consider fiiluro action in the coal strike situation. E. Hrnwnc of Tabor, ono of the members of the policy committee . will be present lo explain the recent negotiations at Calgary. The resolution of I ho Bankhcad local, calling on the coal companies (o remove the objectionable penally clause before Saturday or pump men ami engineer:! will be remove*!, ban been received by Hie Lctlibrldgo local anil will likely be considered at tonight's meeting. From what the Herald can learn tho operators are adamant in their refusal to sign any agreement which does not contain the penalty clause. They point out that the last six months under the obi agreement was prodt,' that an agreement is no good unless It contains some such clause. The proposal to form a commission to deal with the cost of living every four months In order that tho wagey may be raised or lowered as the cost of living fluctuates Is accepted by the operators, but they point out that the operators must have some assurance that the miners will remain at work pending tho findings of this commission at various stages during the life of the new agreement. That is the sticking paint with the operators-they want insurance against strikes such as occurred in many of the mines last August and last December. ' , At meetings 61 the local unions at Taber, Coalhurst and Commerce last night, resolutions wero passed supporting the resolution of the Dank-head Union calling out pumpmen nnd firemen on Saturday in event of the penalty clause not being withdrawn by tho operators. Lugano, Switzerland, via Paris, June 20. - Former King �'onstantlno of Greece arrived here today. Officers and delegates of the Switzerland government met him at tho frontier and welcomed liitu in the name of Switzerland. A lnrgo number of German personages waited for the king at the depot, including Prince and Princess Von lluelow and Dr. Von Muhelberg, German minister to the .Vatican. The Greek minister to Berlin was.also present. A number of German diplomats arrived here in anticipation of the coming of the former king who was delayed by the illness of his wife. A long telegram from the German Emperor was handed to Constantino as soon as he left the train. The immediate future movements of the former monarch are unknown, but it is beliey-ed he will shortly go to.Germany to visit the emperor. Geneva, via Paris, Juno 20.-The semi-official llalltpn news agency says Ferdinand of Bulgaria is impressed deeply by the abdication of King Constantino and consider it certain former Premier Vnnizelos will take oflice at the head of tho government and that Greece will enter the war against Bulgaria. King Ferdinand therefore intends to go shortly to German great headquarters to demand assistance, j Consternation has been caused in Sofia by Constantino's abdication. Gives Them a Jolt London. Juno 20.-Publication ot the I proclamation of the new Kin(f Alexan-1 dor of Greece came as a shock to lCng- : land, Franco and Itaiy. The now and 1 youthful monarch pledged himself to : carry out tho brilliant policy of his I revered father, the notoriously pro-German Constantino, and uses the languages of an absolute monarchy. HON. A. E. ARSENAULT French-Canadian who succeeds Hon. J. A. Mathieson as Premier nnd leader of the Conservative Party in Prince Edward island. S. R. PARSONS President of tho British-American Oil Co., who has been elected pros! dent of the Canadian .Manufacturers' Association. GERMANY NEAR RUIN London, June 20.-Attempts of German business men to convert all kinds of holdings into currency of neutral countries, which are causing a slump in the price on the market, continue to be reported. It is declared in many quarters that the German financial structure is nearing a wreck, which has been impending since the United States entered the war. Thit, event, it is believed, smashed all belief of neutrals that Germany had any chance to win. Even the Voorwaerts points out that the continuance of the war insures Germany's ruin. T THE GOVT. Irtish Guthrie Gives Indication of This in Speech-Supporting Principle of Conscription-He Has>' Criticisms of Govt. Hill to Make, However- Lemieux Supports Laurier for a Referendum. PARDEE AND CROTHERS ARE AIRING VIEWS THIS AFTERNOON'1 IE MAN GETS ALL To Explain to People-Attitude of British Democracy in the War Dominion Geologists Here - Other Distinguished Visitors, Coming-Banquet at Club Regina, Sask., June 10.-Nomination proceedings in Saskatchewan's fourth provincial general election passed off quietly today, with no startling surprises taking place. Only two acclamations are reported. V>. J. Sykcs, who has tho .unique honor in Canadian history of having been tho choice of three distinct and separate nominating conventions, first Nonpartisan League, second Conservative, and third Liberal, will be the representative of Swift Current In the next house. Also as a result of an arrangemonf made between tho Liberal and Conservative organizations whereby Lieut. Macbeth Malcolpi, Liberal in Hnnley, and now home on leave recovering from wounds, and Lieut.-Col. Joseph Glenn, Conservative in South Qu'Appelle, wero to bo returned unopposed, the former is returned by acclamation, but Lieut.-Col. Glenn will have to go to tho polls, not because a Liberal is opposing hitn for the Liberals lived up to their agreement, but because an Independent candidate In the person of David Rallton, a well-known farmer, has entored the field. Tho election oE Glenn 1b, however, generally conceded. / Petrograd. via London. Juno 20.- Mrs. Emmoline Pankhurst, British suffragist leader, made an unexpected arrival in Petrograd yesterday. Mrs. Pankhurst said that she had come to Russia to explain to the men and women of the new republic the attitude of British democracy toward tho war. She added that it was too early to announce exactly how she aimed to accomplish this," but she planned to appeal directly to the people and would probably address street audiences. t>. B. Howling of tho Dominion geological survey, who 1b in ehnrgo of that branch in Alberta, arrived in tho city yesterday uftornoon. Mr. Dowling is conferring today with President Mar-noch over Friday's bottor water conference. Ho is enthusiastic ovor tho conference from which much is ex-^ ' pect.od in tho way of educational results, and oventually practical results which will honefit every western farmer aro expected to accrue, All arrangements have boon made for the suppor to bo served the visiting; delegates and members of tho hoard of trade in tho Chinook Club at sovoti o'clock on Friday evening, Tho Women'B Civic Club has takon charge of this part of tho feature of tho day's proceedings. Before tho suppor, the Automobilo 'Club will tako tho delegates for an auto lour of the district". Losses by Subs Are Heavier Now London, June 20.-The weekly list of British losses in torpedoed ships which will be issued today will show the highest total for many weeks, the number of ships sunk making comparatively the worst week since the ruthless U-boat campaign began. Returns week by week for the last three months show that the U-boat activities run in waves and It is assumed that this week is the cnest of the period of super-activity noticed the previous week. Italians Resume Offensive Rome, via London, June 20.-Kalians resumed (heir offensive yesterday. The war office announces the capture of Austrian positions on Mont Orti&ara and 930 prisoners. Kiltie Killed The casualty lists today contain the name of Pte. E. Broadwell, Pincher Creek, killed in action. Pte. Broadwell enlisted with the Lethbridge Kilties and was transferred to another Highland regiment in England. He formerly lived at Elcan, near Taber, but when enlisted was living at Pincher Creek. The lists also contain the name of Sapper E. Allen, engineers, of Coleman, wounded. On Arras Front-Heavy Artillery Fighting on French Front GERMAN TITLES London, June 20.-Further abolition of German .titles hold by members of the Elngllsh royal family resjding in England Is indicated in last night's court circular, which announces their highnesses Princess Victoria ,oiul Prlncoss Marie Louise of SchloBwigh-Holstein will boncefqrth lie styled fcholr Highnesses PrlncoBS Hole"' Victoria and Princess HB,r4n. T ' respectively, Tho circular adds that the prinv cesses of the royal family who bear tho title Duchess o� Saxony have, at tlio Icing's desire, relinquished that title and the king has directed that royal warrants be prepared stating what they will be styled'hi future. ALLAN LINER STRIKES MINE ON SCOTCH COAST S S. Carthagenlan In Freight Traffic -Thought Crew Saved. Amsterdam. June 18, via London, June 20.-A special correspondent of an American paper, just returned from a trip of considerable extent through Austria and Gormany, In which ho went as far south as Trieste, gained tho impression that tho allies should not hope to'conquer the enemy by starvation. Ho says the scarcity of food is much less than a 'short tlmo ago bocause vogotablos arc- plentiful in tho control empires. Montreal, June 18.-Tho s.s. Carthagenlan, of. tho Allan Lino, struck a mine and sank shortly after leaving Glasgow, while bound for Montreal, according to information received in Montreal today. No details had arrived at a late hour tonight, but it is understood she did not carry passengers, and it is thought she was sunk Sunday morning. As tho vessel had wirolcss It, ,1s-regarded as probable that her uid'crew wero rescued. PAS'i,B/0iJlian was 1,1 tlle nns-All our mlM&ft AllaJ1 \A?� f,or , , ,, fled.-, iAbR"]�Ws- Of late she ! Uav. LWrle*?/reYghfc ;e inclusively. . AUSTRIA^,;CABi^T RESIGNS ''* i^'iC f_ London, ' Juno 19.-According to Re.utor's Amsterdam correspondent, the Vienna papers shy' that after a prolonged cabinot council last night It was resolved to prosent the resignation of the whole cabinot to the emperor today. E London, June 20.-The principle of woman .suffrage was adopted in the house of commons last night by the overwhelming majority of 330. Sir Frederick Banbury's amendment against the proposal was reject, ed by 385 to 56, The entire evening was occupied in debating the Banbury amendment which called for the omitting of sections of the bill giving suffrage to women. Some speakers appeared to fear that granting a vote to women would lead eventually to women being elected to sit in parliament. L Hnvre, Juno 19.- Information reaching the Belgian government daily from, occupied territory confirms the fad, officially announced by the Belgian government, ttial. the Germans have begun again to carry oft by. forco Belgian civilians "and compel men to perform work ujeful to tlio enemy " '.","" ? *> ? > ? ? ? ? > ? > ; > > ? * : AEROS ESCORT KING ? London, June 20.-Tlio Times states that tho train which brought the royal party back to London after a visit to Hull yesterday was escorted a great part of tho^journey by three' Beroplanos, .;. .;. .;. .;. ^ .;. .;. .;, ,;, ,;, ,;, ,;, Among those recently mentioned in the listR of honors granted to Canadian soldiers is Pte. J. Niklch who went to tho front with tho 113th Lethbridge Highlanders, He has been awarded the military modal. Pte. Niklch is a Montenegrin of Greek parentage, and is 30 years of age. Before enlisting ho was-a laborer here. London. June 20. - British forces have made gains on the Arras front, according to the official statement Issued last night. Four German field guns were taken east of Messines. Artillery Fighting Paris, June 20. - Heavy artillery fighting is in progress on the Aisne and Champagne front, says today's official statement. Early this morning the Germans carried on a severe bombardment of defense positions near Laffaux mill and the region of Mont-carnillet. The German Infantry attack was dispersed. E SHIPMENT SHEER TO PASS Nearly 40,000 Head Expected to Pasture in Hills This : Summer �/ � > tr � : OUTCH SHIP SUNK * ' --.-  ? Boston, June 20.--The Ihttch ? ? steamer E. E. M-Dljk, which ? loft Boston May 13, for: Rotter- * ; dam with grain for the Holland ; government, has been sunk,' ac- . : * * : >., Canadian Headquarters in France, Tuesday, J.une 19, via London.- Sir Arthur Currie, who has been acting commander of the Canadian corps since Sir Julian Byng left; returned to headquarters this morning, having been authorized to take over the command. Sir Arthur came to France wdth th� original Canadian overseas, contingent as a .brigadier, and.has-had a part in-all the major engagements of the corps. His appointment greatly pleases the men in the trenches. He Is the first Canadian to command the corps. His predecessors, Generals Alderson aud Byng, were both Imperial officers of long service and' distinction. , , MR. MICHENER'S MAJORITY f Red Deer, June 19.-Tho of-flcial count gives M. .Mlehener, opposition leader, a majority, o� 23 in tho recent provincial dec- ' tlou. 5522 04 4771 1 634611378176 853336 06?21?03 0?25 ;