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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta n-ltmSDAY, MAKCIl 8, 1017 :HENER AND THE ELLE BANK CLEARINGS Tins liauk clcir.-inns tor Ilio week ending today are SII, compared wllll for tlw same pori'Jil last year, showlns an increase a! Operators Won't Negotiate Un- less Miners Agree to Abide I by Agreement Made ASKED I'Oll MEANS G7 1'. C. The ilenianilii of Ihe miners of Die- trict IS as presented to the nncralurii! -_- In conference at Olgary and pub- llsliccl yesterday, -nivc Ijncn formally rejected by Ihc who will enter no nojicjllatiuus li'illl Ihr-y have- assurance thai any ugi-ccmcnt entered will lie observed lu Ihe letter. Increase Really Mesns Analysis of the dcimmls by tue. jucn 61 -No. 18. I.1. I A on the coal operators Imllealo If the men persist in (hull1 demands, slrllic on Ayrll 1st Is n certainly. For it was pointed out hy one opera- tor this morn'.iis that liie wages now I KV HIP Tp.pii nra Gi; over what it cost lo produce two years cioina, csnlainlng how he arrived at tluMueV blankets, larpaulin, lejglngskrce rale of increase us 07 per ho bandages or oilier nanllary pcr'tol, ami To bc'llid! received here] li British Elated Over The Mastery of Sub. Menace [.tuition. March Diary." In last i-ostahw tl'.c following vrtiicii there I? reason lo belle.e, not In substantial truth: I referred In rumors concerning dock my reader, More the now devices will operate- Who succeeds Iho late lion. Ja Havre, Prance, Mar. von UK, Buvcrnor-scnenil of Helgium. ss'ucd a decree ordcriug Ihe sei Palis, vin I.tiiulnn, March 8. s, VIII l.lllliiuii, 1-1 i i'11 Irani cxiietlv twice as long as lliiil lipM 'T Ihro'JiOiojt Uelc.-iunf'o! demanded by Hie men arc the increases In tne coil o, minim; i the nsi, muuumB would result ill JouMius kins, silks, or raw, wa- J. duffs mid unrmenls. oil price of coal al tlio mluo m woollen of every BORDEN HOME BY APRIL 19 Commission Reports, Laying Res- ponsibility on Dead War Lord for. Taking Too Much Potfer, and on NavallSxpcrts for Not ly Voicing Protests at the Time. London, Mar. S.-The Daidauellcs cvneilillon, as far as (Jreal llrltaln was concerned, was undertaken on the inlllilivo of Col. Spencer Church- Ill Ihcn first lord ot the admiralty, accordhiE lo the majority report of the commission appoimcd lo Inquire into Ibe rcsponslliilily for Ibe cxpeill lion, -rticli was issued loday, The report summarises the coti reached as follosva: "Tbe of attacking Ihc. nardan elusion cs.on o riles was, .on Ihc Inlllallvo ot Mr Churcblll brouulil under conslderalio 0[ the war council, on November -o 13H as Hie ideal melhad 01 defeni In- k'-vnt. It may reasonably be a l u hor who occupied the- commanding position Ihc lime the decision was taken, as iti favor o: the project. Both Lord and Sir Arthur Wilson would avo preferred a Joint naval and mill- ury attack, but they did not express o Ihc war council, and were not R3k. d to express any opinion on tho EU.O; cct aud offered no objection to tna aval operation's, as iliey considered hem experimental and such as could. 10 discontinued If the (list results ob. Blued wcio not sallsfaclory. commissioners thlnlt thero wae obit- Cation first on the first lord, secondly on the prime minister, thirdly on ono ......._ lo Germany. on run ot mine basis. Aa four Ions of run of mine coal arc nucilcil, in the domestic coal fields, to mr.ke three tons of lump coal, Ihis makes another Increase'of" XI ccnl. ihc men nro nsliing for, wliicli on lop of the per cent', increase pu prcscnl rales, works oul lo CO 2-3 per cent, increase. Since the old'agreement signed however, Hie men have received twr war bonuses, which amount lo 17 per cc-ill. in The actual increase over present wages would .therefore bo ap- proximately 'per.cent It'-is 'inicre.sll'ii'g to nolc 'also the fact IhaV minors arc asking, for Ihe ic'rmlnalion of the new contract on AusSist 3lEl. 1018. The operators claim lhat this Is done for two rea- sons: First, .lo synchronize with the date of csplry of contracts in the big American fields and oilier fields in Canada, and also to bring Ihc dale of cxpirv al a Lime of year when produc- tion must be kept up In order to avoid a coal famine durins Ihe winter. Operators witli whom the Herolt talked today no hope of a new agreement under Ihc basis ?.skcrt by the miners, and arc setting themselves ifor a Ions strike. icr ve ere s Iliis ilccreo ol everytliilig useful EARL GREY VERY ILL London, JIarcll Grey former sovernor-yencral of Is very 111 at his Northumberland residence. Ottawa. March 7.-That Ibe holding of nil election Aus- tralia will not interfere with Ihe imperial war conference as planned If, Hie opinion ril ill the Ottawa Evening Journal, which says: Sir Itob- crt Uordcn will be able to_rc- luru lo Canada 111 time- for the reopening of parliament on April 19. Pcignn Indian Distinction o'f licing Firsl to in. New Court Local Growers Contract'Clip at Million Pounds i Arc Contracted Higher prices for wool, than ever before received have already, been rn-( corrtnd III Lctlibridse. TITO of (ho, largest clips in the west, that of Al- bert Green of Tabor, and Ihal ot Crest and Colpmon, of io.thbridEC. arc reported lo have been sold in the past days al 40 cents. Other clips mvo brought from :13 lo 35 ccnls. Sonio wools in Calgary nnd in.B. C. nave hroushl X, lo cents. Considerable contracting has al- ready bacn done in tho uistrlcl, about pomltls licing under contract In Doslon interests. It is understood thai Ray Knight is hnyins wools for London, cav- alry is now within-12 miles of Bagdad.' This statement was ir.adc today lo the AssoclDtsa Press by Major General' F. B. Maurice, chief director of military opera- lions at the war office. London. March .S.L Minister of Pen- sions Uair.es save some astonishing figures in the IIoyK'e pi Commons last qveniaE when ...e operations of-.the pension depart- ment. He explained Uial Ihe 'children of disabled men 157 457; widows children of Widows dependents of de- ceased men 29.S32; total on Ihc books ilS-741-. Besides these (here, were I'oioOO widov.-s who nre now drawing allowances, but will soon Eo oil. Ihc pension lisls; men in hospitals and men medica ly unrit These figures brought the ,otal number ot men, women and children 10 of whom over were not to be granted pensions, but were lo he. put hack where tho state found 'them In exceptional cases, Ihcre would be a gratuity of The scheme In its entirely would involve n capital charge ot and for the lirsAwo years London, March remark- able story coming from Gsrmany is lo the ellett lhat the military authorities In Berlin know Hiat Russia Is now thoroughly sup- plis-J witii munilions; that Ihe Czar's huge armies are prepared, industrial and transportation fully oroaniied and everything is in readiness for the great otfensive, slmullaneoujly with a similar 'movt by the weslcrn many is said -.a be deeply con- cerned over the report. inasmuch as all "author lies concerned were prima facie in i -.-or of a joint military ralhcr than purely naval attack, such atlack undertaken al all would have ten o tho former rather than of the latl character, liad nol other clrcumstan c: led lo tho modification of the pr uram A communication from tu Russian government January to. mlr ducc-d a fresh clement Into the eas The llrilish government said mat something must be dona in response to It and in this connection Ihc tion of attacking the Dardanelles was again raised. War Council Nenligenr HI tnc Jinnie other member of tho war council lo see lhat the views of naval advisors were put before the council and that Iho naval advisors should havo expressed their views to Uiu council, whelhov asked or not. if Ihey considered tea project which the council was about to adopt, was impracticable from A naval point of view. at-'tba position which existed on January 13, the commissioners do not think ar council were jusllfled in com. which had been suggested to-them. The commissioners hold that Iho possibility of making a jurprlso..at- tack on Galllpoli offered such "eat War "The secretary of slate for war de- clared there ivcrc no Iroops immetli- ntclv available for the operation In Ihe'cast and his statement was nc- ccnlcd hv Ihe war council who look ,.o steps'to satisfy themselves by- re- ports or cellmates as to whul troops were, available then or in ihe near future Had this been done.' Ihc. com missioners think, it would have been ascertained mat 'sufficient: roop would lie available for joint mllilar) and naval operational air earlier dat than suunoscd. but this matter; >ya not adcuuatcly Investigated ,try Ih war council. Thus 11.0 .Question, be foro the war council on January 1 military and political advantage, that it was mistaken and Ill-advised .to aerlflco this possibility hy deeldiiK _.. o undertake purely a. naval attack, which from its nature could nol ob- niu completely Iho' ohiect set o.ut 111 he lerms of Ihe decision. The decision taken on tho IGlh lo mass troops In the neighborhood of the' Dardanelles marked a very cnlr- cal Etase ot Ihc whole operation. It oiighl io have heen clear that when Ihia was done, even if the troops_woro. not actually laniled. It would enl to tlic "world that a serious allack waa'Inteniled' and withdrawal'.could no lon-er be cffecieil without nmnlng mill inlercsls in Utah. The Bradford. Wool XBOWE as follows: "Kiiolana paring In commalidoer the new is'iir par lish clip Her success in handling Ihc New Zealand and Australian wools of Ihc largest ranches Southern Alberta has Jusl been ac- quired by Messrs. W. and J. Jlceks.. well known 'rar.rhcrs of Raymond, who have imrclnscd "J" ranch, emu- iirisinK SO.Opd acres. It is one 01 the iliouecr ranches r.djacent lo Ihc Cyp- ress Hills anil surrounded by Ihe lead- ItlB ranches in the country, including Ihc faninus Wallace, ranch.' Hay ranch and He.er Crcu'x ranch. The Iransac- was whether DO action of nuy lim should lhe lime "cirs bo 7" laken or whether Ihe action should.Le IT taken uv (he Heel alone, the. navy He- held to be Ihe only force wail- areuments which were. able. "Political Churchill Siiys- Blockade Will llrini; Victory in 191S With- out Sacrifice of Men London, Msrcll S.-Thc apccc'.l ll Winslon Spencer Cliurrliill areu adduced lo Ihe war counc 1 in of and elfcclive ae iou if such i practicable were "Id, and of I iur> Mghesl importance, lut Ihe.jrac iicabilily ol vvhsilcver action was pro nuscil was of Mual importance. Mr appears lo have advocate. attacks bv ships alone before certain amount of nail- council on a hear leil -fl.nl licsitattng tons, which favoroi a tentative ploVte-ssive scheme, Attack upon the oilier for s. This at- tack it successful, was lo lie folloacil oiler operations against the re Avx no UIJ serious risk of lossjf prestige. .At. (hat moment, as time >vas all miporl- aiil no comiiromise was posslble.be- Iwc'eu making immediate and vigorous effort to cnsiiro success at the Uar- dauclles by joint naval nnd military occupallcm, and tilling hack .on 'Iho original intention of desisting from if. naval attack if esporiences gamed during the bombardment were unsat- "Delav in Bonding Troops On February 20, l.orA Kitchener de. cided Ihal Iho twenty-ninth ntvialon, part of Ihe Iroops which by Ihe deci- slon of Febmary 16, were to DB.sent lo Ihc easl, should not he aent al tint lime, anJ Col. Fitzgerald instructed the director of naval transport Iliac Thos Little Plume, a Poican Indian enjoys ihu rslher cnviablo disllncllol nmt Ausiraitnii V' of being Ihe first, prironcr to ho vvill nnd lt pronUble, lion was pul i In Ihc I'roviiiclnl I'olico Court In Ihc tlicm tignln. II. ia F- Nelson ft of Lelli hr cltj- of LelhbrhlGe. I.Hlle I'hime wa3l h 5, win bo to It s uuderslood he p rcsea. ms 'nrratisnert this murning in. an impro- lho o[ oUlor stock the ranch vilh about -ODD vised conrl in A. P. heldquarlcrs Cape' Colonies." ot cnltle. tho court house on a charge of lie- scrllon from Ihe 18711. battalion, ami sentenced bj Maglslrato niton lo six 'deserted. He was arrested by the A. P. P. at Colcnian alfl brousht 10 l-eth- bridge for Irlnl. This was Maglstralc Elton's first In I.cllibridgo with Ihc provincial police In charge, and the second I'.ise on which he has sat lo bo handled by Ihe new force lu'lllls dlslricl. His work proniises lo be much heavier 111 fuluro as Ihc provincial force Is be winning to get lls organization nnd will be husy in all parts of Ihe district. iton lo six mii, Michener Has Dmicu in Criticism oi Budget Winnipeg. Marcil Horj- uc James Stewart, who shot' and liilled Immigration officer VI. Marshall Jackson, of Winnipeg, here on the night of January 2i last yesterday was tried at Sand- wich snd found guilty of first de- gree murder. He was sentenced to b: hanncd on Thursday, May 10. Mr. Justice Sutherland impos- (.ti --nlcnce Et eight o'clock last r.ight. life as would Lc nc-.iessao m 3 mlliliry decision. Tills vicv. is widely entertaiEcil and Jlr. Churchill s wide "reputation as a man who nriU- nnrilv favors action gives cspecicl si'llibcancc lo silrtl a dcdaration. No Dissent -Tho first sea lord and Sir Arthur Wilson, 'who was Ihe only naval ad- vircr nrcscnl at the war council, ex- 'no dlssenl. Lord Kitchener. (Special lo IT.e ilcrnlil) Kdmonlon. March .connillon of llrilish Colnmlui. which 1 1-umoinuii uuitii of said, hail its own natural Iho Eovcrnmcnl's Ilnaucins nnd rali-ivlth Albcrla and slatcl thsiftha. end way policy by E. Michener. fled Deer. (ivr leader of 'ihe opposition ami (he reply NEW ONTARIO MINISTER inicr Siflon occupied the whole noon's session of Ihe Ice- ialalnrc. The premier .was speaking Iho hov.so Mr Michener. contirnllns the dcbalc on the budget sail Allierla rounil-ll- Its public debt wns abo'il. live mill'ons less than Alliorl.1. llrilhli Colliinbia also nail a sinkii'K -V.r.d over iwn millions, .which he s.'i'I a tor .1 Bovcniinen: to do on self In Ihe condition of cheap se n e con nqnu.llural producllon nmM -lialitlM-for great Industrial nqn. hf great Industrial .-.'liicm anil ilcalin; with the fmlneiil of Ihe provincial Ireasnrcr, iii- said ho wai IlnancM an cnuhl explain away dcbls w.in NEXT N. B. PREMIER SI John, X-' H-. March Tho opposition candidales al the present provincial general elections, inclraiins hnlh elect.-1 cd ami defeated, met in SI. John today lo choose lliLlr Irr-der. Tlio choice fell on K roster, of SI. John, who ac- cepted Ihc leadership ol Ihe I--, parly after Ihe clcclions had hccn announced ami who was Irish Situation Now Acute Than Ever Before of lho nriiish- the director o nava Iransports for Ihll division end tllb rest of the eipedilionEry force would.. not be required. This.waa dono wl.h- out irformtaB the first oi-fl nnd tlm dispatch oi troops was Ihus delayed Ihree weeks. This delay greally compromised lia proliability of success ot the original allack by land forces and materially increase's the encounlcreil In the final attack, some months lat- er "We consider that, In view ot the opinions expressed by tho. nival and. military authorities on Ihe spot, tho decision lo abandon the naval attack after the bomliardmcnt of March. IB, was IncTilahlc: There WRS no meet- iiiE ot Ihc war council between March 10 and May 14- Meanwhile- Important land operations were undertaken, wp think lhaf before such operations wcro commenced, the war council saoiild ,ave carefully considered tria lilualion. In our opinion Ihe prime minister ouslit to have summoned a meeting Ihc war council for that purpose anil. if not summoned, other members ot the war council should hare prossM I to'il Ihc members of Ih" house, nf imons- this afternoon that he saw no London, Mar. S. facililira for the s mem larllaracut were holrlloB a e war cu for such a meeting. We Imnk this as a serious omission. We consider Ihe responsibility of those ruein-- lllrtl Ilie bcrs of the cahinel who did not at- tend the meetings of tho war council, was limited lo the fact that Ihey delc- eited Iheir authority lo Ihcir col- acucs who attended Ihosc meetings. arc of opinion lhat Lord Kltcn- Icniic.n of lhi> house lo the fact there iailway company paid the, interest on acl'lng minister oi aEricul tnro. The new minister Is a prac- lical farmer, a graduate of the. Snll amount. Ontario asrlcnllur.il college vi Mr- lllchcnm ar.d Ihe ljuivcrslly of Toronlo. that nmoanl and is secretary of (he Ontario Good Roans association. iccuns mu wild Inntl la-; Ihla year, as last year. He claimed that when the railway Euriranteca authorized v.-cr: lalicn Into account I he re was a pro vlnci.-! inilchlcdnc-ES of JJ3.000.000 covers I "yhi'ch'lakliiq'ti "ial eriry live tnat ainuaiu i of the pall tascs woilh Conllmiins Ihe leader of the ot for every farmer said it was 'a 'nucslion whcllu-ri o( If Ihey onlyJncliWoil MAIiKETS Spot wheat Local track May wheat Local trade cats May oals Msy WEATHER High Lew Forecast: Fair; no cjinr March the ll cifion which is lo be taken at Ihc a i journorl raecliHE at Ihc Irish party 2 o'clock tins atternoon Ihc 'i'. cd erlainly and nn little anxloly. Whether Iho actions of Juln, nednnnrt anil his fo overoj lhc ,owcri wa, last nishl on Ihc quea-on o eye o[ his ECncra, staff -.rctullj fQr ,iul lhat more work was undertaken by him lhan it was pos- sible tor one man lo do nnd confusion nnd want of efficiency resulted.' Should Have are unable to concur in, tho view sel forth by Lord that it was his duty if he differed from tho ,-hlef of his ileparlmcnt, to mamlam silence at Iho council or lo resign. Vro think lhat the adoplion of any such principle generally would impair IBo efficiency of the Tmbllc service. Slesus.aHyo-ccnpied by irishniei. Ihe rcsllll cit today's >nser1y awaited. Tho rl'v should remain in London In fnl l-m-1 londss. Mar S. Andrew r chancellor of the exchequer aivl (CONTINUED OX TABS ;