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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta A'OUIMR X. LlCTIItWIUGF.. AUHCHTA; WEDNESDAY. MAY U, J91V NL'MBKH 120 FRESNOY FIGHT F MIME OPERATORS ASK GOVT- TOlGT NOW1 Flashes of Howitzers Bnoming Across IfcilllcOeM Light Up Land Strewn AVilh Dead BATTLE OF BATTERIES WOUST OK THE Octal Baltic ol Guns. (By I'hlllp Gluts.) War Correspondent's Headquarters.' Way S; via London, May la-it ulsiil and 'after daylight tilts mom- Ing, the ciicray's gunfire very heavy from l'ne hood of Ixioa and Lens, and he lauiicli- oil n'Vlolcnt cbunler-flllacii aeainil our 'line north Tit Krcsnoy, captured a few ilavs nso by inoua bea'sl. The wKch'a cauldron was being Elirrctl at Loos anil Hiilliicli, 'nod tn Liei In .Rnd balling over lo An- j and Iloia dc Uoa'utnonl came a. with- heavy crashcg, wlilch.rang out under .Iho rain clouds-with a long rippling cch3 like tho.thunder clash that bfcakg across a long alrrtch ol sky. was no insobriety (n-.'lKbV army" and nary, ho .sairl. H .jyaa the politicians wdrc. afraid in interfere. to tho ques- tion, Hir lliuriar eaid'the''Canadians tiatl n fair Erounil for cornplaitli "and though ns a-scildter liedlJ iiot.fiucsllon j Ihc higher cownianJs, tir 'wrong1, he hoped thnt this mailer lie remedied. The mine operators have defi- nitely refused to negotiate furtli- cr vrtlh the miners' unions lovjards a new agreement. They feel that it fs to attempt any fu'rth-- er negoliitions'and that the ad- verse vote Saturday was due to internal trouble In the unions. The operators this merging sent the following to Hon. T. W. Crolhcrs, minister of labor, at "Acting In accordance with our past agreements, snd upon your advice, met the rcpre- scntatives iind agreed them upyn iriu tcrnis of ntvs agree- ment which they unanimously un- derloah le recoinmcnd for the ac- ceptance Of the men. This new agreement was voted by the rrien on Saturday last and of the opinion inat ilsr de- feat was brought about largely by.-, Internal diffcrenets among thes1 distrtci and local officlsls. UriierV these coh'ditions we feel Tt useless" lo negotiate -further and submit .that .the gavefr.ment should see that liit new sgreemsnl Is put Into tffect or some other means adopt- ed to get the mines in operation and cave the- country further'em- barrassmcRt during the period of the war." (Signed) .Western .Coal Opera- tors. Association F. "cNcflf, secretary. death yesterrlay. comes (ho icws Uiat two, more gitllant I.pth- Ihc'r lives. llic recent fisliltng. The casualties arc all of Infantry IUPII, there being no more artillery casualties. Pte- Maurice Attwoad. The Herald a few days ago rrport- cd tho death in acLIoit of Lancelot ric'c Attu-agd, DCITS of which was received his- wife in a Ictlcr from a comrade :it the front. This sad, news IB now con finned. He Cell in action, on. April QUi. BesWea the nmi vallovi, Sir l Uite j 1 was ji qucatinn which miRht be safely left to ihe (liscrDlion pt "lose In com- mand. Among ihe Canadians ivho arc. poltig in tnko Ute -scries I of meetings during thc-ncsitcn 'dsya to slrcnglhcii proliiblLltui in Ilii lain arc Archdeacon "Vtoyd- Wajor 11. 1. Horsey, oi Icy, of Vancouver. Pte. Harry Cheesman. Thtodpre aulson. Pte Spurfteon McKay. WOUNDED. Lance Corp. J. McCulty. Pte. Norman Munro, Pte. Lawrence Allen. Pte, Oh a 5. Ballarct. ia strltkvh wday willi he lifiKC'it single casuaUy list o tome through Ior; LI time- On he list appear the names of twu three missing and four wound- his Ihla binve soldier leaves thlld, lie ivas employed at ilie lircwerj" before cnlistiuu, and had been a resident here for many years. Mis family live ou Third Ave. N. His wife has ihrce Ijrot'itrs now sc'rviug at the front. Pte, Jas. Drown. 'lP. Jan. who is reported killed in acllou, euJisted wtlh n Cal- y tallaUon In. 1915 auil lias been In tho trenches for several months. Follow fng tiR sad of Major Ills home was at Iiitli St. where a sorrowing'wife ant] four chil- ilrcB, two Loys and two girls, are at present residing. Pte. Ilrown ivas' well known on the north side, and his death Is mourocd today by many friends. Pte. Siiiirgeon McKay. Pie. Spurgebn McKay, well-known in tiuiti LcIhbridge and Barons. Is reported LQisBiug- ,UIs wife now lives Jn tclhbridgc. ric loaves no chll- p drcii. Al one time he conducted ft j fowling alley and pool liall iit Bar- ons, ;ind lived tliere lor some. Ume. Ileforc ho had nioved lo LcUibrfdsc. regiment. fireat BntUc Xow Ragiugp Round Latest Point Cap- iurt'il by Canadians, Who Fall Back lo Arleus, J5W Pouud Fresiioy WHh Big Gims and Fight Hard to 'Retain Their Hold. FRENCH MAKE SOME GAINS ON WIDE MAKES CLADIS (CONTINUED ON P.-VGE SEVEN) Ireak Teuton Line Ikilisli llpadriiinilci-s in France, May 9, via a staff convspomlent of llic Associated of ihe gromxl losl ilie in the viciniij of Frcsnoy has been regained. Gcnnniis arc barely Uoldhig Fresnoy village itself. Big French Gains MiiV French last night captured llie first lind German trenches over u frcfnl of Ihfcc-quarlcrs of a mile, PelroRViiil, .Jlay 9, via London. Russian Iroops on' Ilic Hn- niiitiiiui fronl of Scniic ycslei-ciay broke through Teuton! posilinns and Advanced towai'ds Jenawcr, says llic oflichil slalc- today .by.tlic Hiissian wa joiocd' fjic Kiltie east of Chcvreux near Craonne, Hie war office announces. Recover GroTind London, May Parl of Ihc ground lost in the vicinilv of Frcsnoy, on Ihc Arras' battlefield, regained by the British last niflhl, it is officially announced. German Claims Herlin, May via Lomlpa on the Arras j onlllefront, has been hckl by Ihe Germans against fresh attacks by Hrilish. An nddilioiiiil'lUO prisoners have caplured, says tixlay's army headquarters statement. Canadian Guiis Hatter Away Ottawn, of-Frcsnoy village by the flavor-' Untrue That He'Acted as Agent in Handing C. N. R. Money To Altorney-Gencrai Agitator Sent By Germany Has -Slystferimialy .Urging London, JTay Is reported In sn Exchange. Telegraph -'dlspaicli from Tlicra ivcro other sounds In -Hits ScopcnhtiECn ts'lfeolai thP Vancouver, C., May crQM'tlPiI rolirl ,room Ihis morning Gregory, v.hcn ilie In- quiry of the Coirpor charges against Hon. M. A. MacOonald %vas resumed. MacKcnziR was called tn the slhrnl-immediately court opcncil. He snlfl he couia absolutely deny- that any nioiioy of the Canadian Northerly HsIUvny on Beplemlicr 13. or any oilier or ulaccrt money in Ihe safe nf tlio Hotel Vancouver ovcr- nigliL -He denied that_jie has aclecJ at any time as agent or reiiresentallve of Ihe company in such a transaction. In reply to funlier" questioning, he 6aul that'll he liai any Itnoivledge or llie prlv'alc- affairs ot'ails- fiarty, in would ask the conimis- R.'C, and Proloslanl Bishops Holh Urge People to Protest Separalion of Ulster, limilon. Morning Iiancrs ilisplny .pronilneiitly a maniroslo is- sued In IrcliimJ by IS Roman Catholic Inahovs, ihrre ProVcslnnl blshopi and sioncr.thaL lio he prolectca from these five chairmen ,or county couuclla.-jnuksHons. oi-siy protesting against the par- S, 3. Tfylor. at once look the slam sou 'of Ireland ami appealing to or tho defence 'lial this put an end tils, Hie people to sicn a protest asainsl such a step. The manifesto is de- clared to be (lie first time Uiat Irish prelates of-the Hcnnt-Ti amA I'lotcaUnt IPS bare comb in ed. for a imlitical aim. hi some of the Dublin dispal- nlics It ir contended lliat Iho .mani- festo killed any Idea of settling the Irish Iho scpdnUlon of Ulster. devil's chorus of the nlglit. .Moro i Russian radical' socialist Jca.dcr, has Ibo lilRli been missing for two'daya. hcivr tcrriflo ;lmmmcr strokes of EUOS. knocking with urgent lit dcalh'e door, and tha long rush for- Tvard of IIio greatXiol- llson of Cfcrjpan shropnet ImrsUng over tho' fields, with the ,whlno of nullcla Ilko ,lto snarling'Of savage Illlle hcnslB.' Hut worst of all to hcsr wns Iho irmcMnc gun flro whlcli lirohc out In guats-around nml tu Iho liols Itcaunic, ftml hy hill 70. A great (Iro-wenl up In Iho German lines beynm! It spread cut like R big red rose petals and stayed .there liour. Am- munition Jumps >ero hit -by our Bftellsv ami all Iho hill wllli (no Infernnl glory, of Ihclr fire. So All through tlio nlgbl lire tralllc o{ fiims went on. The iroon veiled 113 face from this horror wiilcii riisiio n hell on earlli. But, In n JKllc wooil. a nlglillngalo ssng nil Ihrougli Iho night. In a Illtlo wood In llic cnrvo or llic crescenl of tho guna, 'every nhcll tlnsh Ul H Vltli wlille llEtils EO Hial ilellcnto tracery df' Iho boughs and'hrnncJics ivas rillflcd anil tl'iy fltcen leaves were Ircmulous, tn (he heart ol thnl tldcltcl ,a sans (Mil mUliorlly', nays under ITic otd ItllBslan regime, WB3 ptr mornlnu wllh ti llie German eoTcrnnicnt.'lo! find (lulic'rB of Tryltig lo reach HcHer nolcB, to rise iu no cce- (ailfi.oulyourlng, tlicn warbling HtUft ofraiilody, STKANGK SHOOTING AFFRAY IN Loliiloji, May S, via Now Ma} of hay received li Knjih.nd Jroru 'neutral coimlrles .con lain .Rrtiall two-prongert forhg are .very sharp. Caltlo sW.n Ihem, develop inlestlnal iroti-Mes U' .An Invcsllgntton la under Hie inquiry. Argument on luestlon then proceeded. this To PurGhase LiqudrTpade May was an- noudcsd by the Tlnics yesterilay that the goyeVnmenl had adopted in principle'this p'olisy of the Btate of liquor trade. The cabinet appointed a committee to'Wake the necessary financial arrangements for transfer. l.-Jlip Canadian urlillcrv- lias set about ians under Prince Ihr.' lask- of imikim5''the' village iinlcnalilR for the "enemy, says dispalch' Indny from "Ihe Cariadiah correspondent lit Canadian hendtjuaVlcrs in ____ Was Member of local-Battery For Time, and Here LleuLennnt-Gorernor TI. G. Brell ar- rived in the city, at noon (o of- ficiate at the formal'opening of It will comc' a dislmcl shock, to Ihe pcoiile ol Lcllibridge lo learn loday that another Lcthhridge drlillery of- ficer lias been liiUed In action...This ilmc-it is Lieut. C. a resiilunt of Tollbridge for many ivho has given his cause. The death of Lieut. ro- in llie casualty' lists'published eastern papers last Saturday, enlisleii in, 1915, Greal War .VcLorana Club in Ibc old receiving his Lhc Damiiifoii building: lonlghi. He WRS 23Hi UaKery-liere. compleiing metal tho.lrala by Mayor Jlardlc, wlm bis course at came west will cnlerlafn him win ID in the city, I in Winnipeg where he vas'responsible anil try Ihe officers of tho Veterans' At C.30-nt the Chinoolt club Ihc vel- for most ot the recruiting dona I 3Sth HaUery, He the. front this uml, which- nlong wUh Ma- will give n rtinncr in hunor ol j jor Stafford's hattcry anil two others ]jlctit.-Gov. wliicli s. number j formed the iCUl ArlilJcry Urigarlc. It of other guests was with this unit thai .Cap.t. E.-JC. M sharp there will he an re turn Gil disabled from mobile iia.raJs Iii .whicli all, autortio-' fhc. wcnl to France, -To -the tile owners arc invHert to unrliclpaLc- 'Herald CanL McKctizic "ealtl'lie' was CarH T.'ill line up nl the Chinook "club, closely >'Itii- Lieut.' Wlift c Tlio route of the parade -will lie from Inker In France ai south on 14 th St. to 7th ATO., out 7lh cr Itacl 'been' recommended (or the in II Are., around Henderson, LnKc, re- itary nledal for his gooii.'vtprk in ,lhc London, May Bdiiar member of the .council todsy scaled In the Commons lhat the Brilkh caa- unities in the recenif offensive on Arras front in France were .ffMtn CO lo 75 ocr cent- fewer than those h> the Bailie of the Sornme, FAVOR COALITION IN RUSSIA NOW, rclrograd, via honilon, May -Knsston goverrimont lotlay' Issued a declaration In fovor of a rfallltoTi mlntfltry. MARKETS Spot wheat caf.uack wheat (not Cash wheat 294 ott, wheat 216 Cash oais li Gel aats 60'f Hoy fJax 333 he up 4lh lo Hid Si.; titic m knew .In him UeaL down 7lh Avc. lo 51h St., north ficlilT lie was very r' officer otli Si. lo 3rtl-Avo., up Srrt Avc. with hla "men anJ -his tlealli .Trill be lire 'hard flghUnE' between and lhs Germans, the Ultle village Frcsnoy, Ij'ing eouth-east of Lens, and the adjacent io-German harifis, Jn ihe. retaking ol.ibeso posi- tions, where the Canadians had stood' for. days holding the most advanced, Calient In Uic DriUsIi llBe proJccUne: toward Douat, the Gertnans evidently paid a terrible price. Proceeded heavy-artiiiery-fire, ._ __------- lyxiallng gas ehells "were, used in numbers, tne counter-a sack. auucbed early yeslerdfij- fhe macbtne gun tiro ot the ICK met the. Germans as they thj .hemselrcs forward, but Uay penet" cd the trenches north-east of llu age, and even entered the out' 61 the Tillage Usolf, TbeJr ley ihc posUlba was short-lived, in the oul the agatu full swayi ReformlriE later, fresh divjEtons, the (Germ1 made a bid for victory aK_ lire front before tho Tho right wing ot the steadfast, and Inflicted on the Germans, slubhorn i> compelled to give grou uato the vlllago and them in (he hands of in claims Ihc prisoners and s Canadians FlgMTn Canadian Army Canadian Overse, in comparallvi Canadlnn front, hut around Fresnoy there lighting ContenlratlLt part ot a division, ot Ih Bavarian troops 7th SI., north along. 7tli St. lo 1st keenly rcll by -In. TV letlcr--rc- vc- and thence, lo the Veteran's club, i celvcd by Capt. McKcnzle since" Vimyj Tho. public, and especially Ihe rcli- an ofllccr of the 'IQlh slaUd lives of boys at tho front arc InvitfMl; -praa (he Third Canadian rlivl- Lo nltciid the opening ot the club. The slon of which the IQlh itrigadc Is a I.O.IXB. Alexander hail will in chnrgc of A largo nuitibcr. of bbys. wbo nro now at down for Ihc oc- casion. WEATHER Hijh return? of In In Ihc United Kingdom' Just received In Otta- wa, .give's a toW 'of on April M, Including. SSJ'.oIllceis. The tola! Iiart fallen from 'IhoJiiKlibal -level 250, on OcloWr 20. '13H. 10 on April G bsl. Tliti tolal For 20 Is hospitals, In.Caiifitllaii hospitals' 1.- ITI Canhdlan :coivvalcacenL tioapl- InlA -In', .sanatorium 82; lu unfl, which did the real Svork in Ink- Ing Vimy UHgc. f Family Survive Lloiil. Whlttaker lo In from Snokano nn'tfeftcl nglertt for ihc C! P, n. Ho was In the nm- jilor of llic company hcrp-until when ho left lo cnlcr ihp'moTtng pic- Mire business In Norlh Lcthbrldge. wife and Ihrec children survive him. They" arc at residing Iri St. John, N.W., where Mr, and Mrs. originally lived. WasfHngloii, May offlcIM dispatch from the commimlcntcil to the 'afa'U' 'depftft- metit by tho Greek blcekatlo-tty the from lias resulted vance T Cronl held by a single BJV Prince Rupprccht TucailRy am! -qarriciT- lh ovorrantched defenrters tenacity ami stayed. Iho 'to tlic cnat of _ aiKaTi front (o to conform to .LI? n the rcfilon about arlillcry sel about. Us, lask Iho village for Counter Uallery work stilt cih. Iho altcntfon .of the. with saHifactory results. Tho flro from henry gnna mounted region of Lena has dialinetfj' slaclt cd. Uo jnaltes much nso of gas -v Aerla) acllvllynl .present. U greal, Tho Urltlah supremacy tn Uils tteparl- menl, challenged earlier In Ihe season, IMPRESSIVE FUNER At OF BISHOP .--.MlfcLSi TirOntY Jlay funcr- fli of the lato DIaho-p MiH.i, AngUran lllsliop of the dlocesa of On U rip, iook> place yfistordny afternoon and iraa otie} of tho most Imprcsslvo ever anen j rATlbllis of Jlonlreal, preflcnw j th6.funeral aermoh; and Siw-] noy, Thornfca ftnrl Hoper look part in iho service. The (aw-1 rtd al ;