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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LKTHBRIDGE. ALBERTA SATUtiMY. NOVKMHKH IS. lilKi BRITISH TROOPS MADK Hl'HSTANTIALUAIXS. VILLERS BEAULENCOURT RoeQWGWV E.TRANSLOY UDOOST ACt-HEW ON OF Negotiations Cannot He Opened Uniil Govt. at Ottawa Takes Cognizance of Situation WANT COMMISSION OF HIGH COST LIVING IS W will be th LIEUT. JACK MANWARING Whose -Death in Liverpool, England, in Announced. I Over Have Already Beenj Deported, and Outrage Still i lieing Perpetrated I PITEOUS APPEAL TO THE NEUTRAL NATIONS other tow Thiepval salient traversed by I he Ancrc- river. Along urltisn mue made an important advance tailing Beaumont and Diviou. alxu is halfway between Thiepval and Ileaumom BRITAIN TO HAVE A FOOD DICTATOR .Britain Preparal (o Sacrifice Million Men Next Hummer in Pressing Ol'i'ensive on the Homme Palmer Gives Thrilling- Im- pressions ol' Fighting on British Front. TANKS Span-inn 'for position feature of next week's negotiations between tlie millers and operators in connection with the. threatened coal miners' strike. Secretary Carter. Pre- sident Graham and International Hoard .Member Hoes were in the city venter, day, lint next week lliey will congre- galc in Calgary where negotiations will Ire i-m-ried on. Secretary Curte goes to Calgary today while the other executive officials will gathei there tomorrow and Monday. Seen by the Herald yesterday Sec retary Carter stated t'mil the had appealed to the government foi ..rnhn Ine COSt Of ing as it affocls'-Uie milling popula- tion of Ihe district. So far the gov- ernment hail taken no definite action, lie understood that the operators had laid before the government their side nf" the case, and they too were await- ing word-from the government. Until Hie government acts, there will be no basis on which to open negotiations between the two' parties. However, ilr. Carter expected that the govern- ment would take some action In.time ro bring tHe operators and miners to- gether discuss1 matters'next week In' 'Calgary'. .Mr. Carter emphatically denied the suggestion which Had been made that the minors hajl_all ulterior motive in forcing the present strained situation. The question of closed shon had nev- er been silgsested at an executive meeting. The demand for higher wa., cs to meet the cost of living is the only finostion, and lie believed tho operators would soon see the justice of the demand. President Graham went to Tabel last night to address the local union there. Sacrotary Carter addressed tho foalhurst union last night. Q HE'S NOW GOING INTO POLITICS i------' Toronto, Nov. The Kvc- nlhg Telegram quotes a remark made' by Sir Sam Uuglies dur- lag his latest visit to Toronto as showing, it says, that he was expecting what has hap- nened. Sir Sam was sitting on Ihe platform at the big meet- ing at the Metropolitan church. when a certain il.P.P. remark- ed to him: is a splen- did meeting." year' was Sir Sam's reply. "So was the Umpire Chill affair a great meeting. Hundreds of people couldn't get in to see me. You know I'm wing into politics." Former Secretary Board of Trade Succumbs to Pneumo- nia Contracted at Front Lieut. Jack Manwariug, one of the best-known of Lethbrldse's former re- sidents, at one time a member of the Herald editorial also secre- tary of the Board of Trade, is dead .in England. He succumbed to an attack ol pneumonia .In presum- ably contracted while on. duty at the front. The announcement of his death will come as a shock to Lothbridge people. The sad news reached the city this morning, and it was entirely unex- Thc Hague, number, of Belgians deported by the Germans; up to date, according to information I given to tlie Associated Press today from a reliable .-.curce. apparently is, between SO.OOO and 40.000, anil they are being deported at tlie rate of about daily. Antwerp, it is said, has, been commanded to furnish i men, whicli is probably not more than pc-r cent, of its able-bodied popula- tion, but the commune of Lessines has lost more than' from Ihe; total iidiulation. including women and children, of representing vir- tually overv able bodied man except- ing officials. The entire Belgian population, the narrator said. Is terrorized, because the people realize they are entirely! i helpless. Crow'ds of hysterical wo-j men and children gather at the rail-! way and recruiting stations, and many women at Jeinappes threw themselves j. on the rails to prevent the departure j ut" a train of immigrants and. had j to, be forcibly removed Miy German, soldiers. Men are frequently loaded j into cattle cars and spend one or two j days on the journey. They are strong- ly determined to refuse to v.-orli, be- lieving that if they arc not employed in military works, they will be com- pelled ,to Mormons nnd to lr London, Nov. George has sioned drastic regulations that will place the nation's food sup- ply under one man's control. Now the bicl question in the minds of the British public is, who will that man be. There is no rush of not- ables to undertake the task of food dictator. Ba'tocki's experiences in Ger- many seem -likely to deter the men here most suitable for the position. The choice now seems to rest between Lord Milner, former high commissioner for South Af- rica, and Lord Devonport. The lat- ter would be the more popular se- lection because of his unrivalled shipping knowledge, and of his control of the biogest provision business in Great Britain. Milner, however, is perhaps more acceptible to the government. Some sections want. Walter Run- ciman, who is responsible for the scheme. I [A VI-: SAVED MANY LIVES ON THE ALLIED FRONT mormng, anu u wua UHUICJ., pectecl as there was no" inkling of his llness. Lieut. Jack Manwaring enlisted early in the war while in England, and was an oflicer in one of the Eng- lish regiments. H is only a tew months ago that the announcement was made of his winning the military cross for brilliant work at the front. He con- ducted a valuable reconnaisance In front of Ihe enemy's trencher, and risked his life to gain important infor- mation, for which he was decorated. Jack Manwaring was about 36 years of age, was a native of Kent, Eng- land. When he first came to this country he was a rider for'the Circle ranch. He came in to the city after- wards and was editor for a time of the FOR ALLIES Montreall'Mov. pro- Extend Drive Beyond Beaumont forced to work directly or indirectly against Hie Belgian, army, and its al- lies. Deported men on trains passing through Liege, are declared -to have been heard singing the Marseillaise and other patriotic airs. Newspapers report a case near Valenciennes of C5; Frenchmen, who, impressed by the. Germans, refused to work, .and are declared to have been tied to posts for forty-eight hours until half of them fainted from hardships and hunger. Many pomlnent Belgians are report-, ed not to have hesitated to risk their liberty, by the strongest. of protests- to the German authorities against the deportations. neutrals in Belgium, especially the ministers, are receiving many ap- Daily News. then transferred a the Herald staff, and afterwards be- came secretary of the Board of Trade, in which capacity' he accomplished much valuable work for the city. He was one of the founders of the Kent- ish association here. Hip widow sur- vives him. f the ls to try jind indlice tlreir governs, d to ,_ FARMERS' ELEVATOR AT, MUNSON IS DESTROYED Muuson, Alta., Nov.. Alber- ta Farmers' Co-operative elevator at point was burned yesterday. It contained about bushels grain which will be partly lost. of The Herald's Prizes May be Won or To-night "Booster Days" Extra Vote Offer, Which Closes at 9 Tonight, Gives Splendid Opportunity to Secure Large 50000 Extra Votes For Each and Every worth of Sub- s'criptions Secured by 9 Vote Schedule Declines Also After Tonight. II is' highly 'pn'mahle that when the judges announce the prize-winners of the Herald's prize 'contest, the leading candidates' will prove to be those who laid I lie foundation of their success during the "Booster Days" extra vote offer which is In vogue this week. It has been so arranged that those who As a special inducement to enconr age candidates to do .their utmost dur Ing the early days of the Contest, a special bargain week in votes has been given. This special offer, which is known as the "Booster. Days" extra vote offer, is as follows: Up to a p.m. Saturday. Nov. 18th, extra votes will be given for posal has'been the Cs diah says the Gazette this morning, "to finance purchases of grain in Canada for the Imperial government to the extent of but ii is understood that the matter has not yet gone be- yond the discussion stage and may not go any further. A definite de- cision regarding the proposal now before the banks will probably be reached in the course of the next few days." nents to-intervene. The newspaper La Libre Bcliciue which has- maintained a wide circula- tion''throughout Belgium lljr more. Ihan a year, despite the alleged efforts of the Germans to discover tTibrs, ami suppress tlie sheet lias- pnb: ilslied a special number containing; an appeal to neutral nations. Officers deputed for the enrolment of workmen, are said to pay visits to various towns and order assembly, at; the railwav station of virtually all the. males, under-heavy penalties'for .re- fusal to comply. Prisoners Taken on Ypres Front With the possibility ot a striU in the coal mines of District tie lection of district officers tor the e Miners' Union assumes much puohc (CONTINUED ON PAGE SF.VBN) been-so nrraiiKGii mat tnose wno pet the carlv start in the contest and j each and every worth of subscilp- work taithfully throughout will have lions secured, put of town candidates a far belter opnorfiihily of winning'and citj? candidates mty wotk up to the blBBcr awards, or any of re j the last mlmite of the offer and then i-iilar nwnrrti for thai matter. mail ill their results, hose who wait 10 their cam-! Nominations Should be Made Now, those _ _ candidates who are con- templating entering'the Contest and connoting for one of the free awards, paign when the contest is hnlt over or nearing the end; Decline of Rcnular Votes London. Nov. Official Ga- tdtte tonight publishes Ihe order-in- council providing the new food regu- lations which follow those which AVal- ter Runciman announced in the honse several'days ago would probably he put into1 effect. The important provision is the one empowering the board of trade to re- quisition stocks of food-on such terms as the board of trade may direct, the amount of compensation payable in default of agreement as to the price to be determined by a single arbitra- tor, who must lake into consideration the cost of the production and 'iC rea- sonable profit, but without necessarily considering the market price. No Food Tickets Yet London. Nov. the Head- ing, "No Food Tickets the Times says editorially: "We have ex- cellent authority for stating that Ihe votes decline from weex io week throughout the Contest. .Any wide awake person can Immediately see the Importance of malting these first put forth greater efforts .to make up for lost time it .you. do not secure your Blmre of Ihe "Booster Days" ex- Ira voles. Head tho full details of-tbe Imnortunco of matting imjae mni. ..._.....-.. week" coiint under the circumstances.! offer on the contest page. London. Nov. their attacks near the Ancre river, tin the] French front, the British last night' made further gains, it is announced officially. Advances were made north- east of Boaumoiit-Hamel. and north of Beaucourt. The statement follows: "We ad- vanced our position northeast of Beaumont-Hamel, and thrust out far- ther north of Beaucourt. Beaumont- Hamel and Hebuterne were lieavily sheiled by the enemy. During the night we successfully rallied ledoubt north of Ypres, taking 50 prisoners and one machine gun." Huns Repulsed Paris, Nov. IS A strong German detachment atlempled to roach one of the French trenches at Biaches last night on the Somme The war office announced today that the at- were' repulsed. In Friday's I fighting six German aeroplanes were shot down. French Assault Failed Berlin, via Sayville, Nov. rench troops made a strong attack evening on the Somme front near ......__ Salllisel The war office an- importance. The election date has down, been fixed for Tuesday, Dec. 12. German lire. Nominations have already been made throughout the- district. The featurp of the election lies in the fact that 'President Graham is being op- posed in his campaign for re-election by Vice-President Biggs. There will be an election-also for vice-president, Chas Peacock of Lethbridge, secre- tary-ot Local Union No-574, being one. j of th'B four candidates. Secretary Car- ler is being opposed by two other can- didates.. Several of the less important offices Nov. was re- have been filled by acclamation. ceived here tonight that Hon. James The full slote follows: Graham, Coleman; T. Biggs, irernie. Beard. Michel; Chas.' Peacock. Lethbridge; N. D. Tim- chuk. Canmore; R. Nordegg. J. Carter, ,'ernie; E. Taber; A. W. H. MacLeoil, Coleman. International Board Member D. Ilees. Fertile (acclamation.) District Board trict i. W. A. Sherman, Fenlie (accla- Sub-district 2, J. Brooks, Bellevtie; (T. Johnston, Coleman; F. Lote. Hlllcrest. Sub-district 3, C. J. Phillips; Coalhurst (acclamation.) Sub- district 4. F. Wheatley, Bank-head (ac- clamation. 1 New Voit N..V lo UK- Clik-iifen Eng- land is prepared to lose men nexl summer, if necessary, in the liatlle of Hie Somme. which will continue until the end of I the war. This is the way in which Palmer, the noted iwar ecu-respondent, sums up the situation as he found it in tlie. months lie spent in the Held with General Itaig's tinny. Mr. Palmer returned Yesterday on the Nieuw Amsterdam. It is Mr. Palmer's opinion that the allied offensive in Ihe. battle of Ihe Somme will end only when the war itself ends; that it will he continued for two, perhaps three years. He was told by the stall' of the allies that they hail no expectation of breaking the German line this year. He said the aeronautical activity in luiulantl is such as that lie has seen as many as lifty aeroplanes liy across the channel in one day to replace Hie great losses of the. ah- machines ai the fronl. Of the work of the "tanks" at Ihe Ironl, Mr. Palmer said their charges on trenches had saved thousands ol' lives. O "There is only one historical com- parison for the Somme battle, and that's the battle of said Mr. Palmer. "It has long since passed Verdun In'the intensity of lighting, in the numbers engaged, in the losses in killed, and wounded, and the volume of artillery (ire. "In the Somme sbctor GOOO French and German guns have been In action on the same day. Within one period 'of 24 hours (here have been at least count- ing those on hdth sides. So far in this BULLETINS ALLIED WAR COUNCIL Paris, Nov. military con- ference of the generals of the allied powers was held 'at French armj headquarters Friday. Sir Douolas Haig and General Sir William Robertson represented Great Britain, General Galitzin, Russia, General Porro, Italy, Gen- eral Rudeano, Rumania, General Racbitch, Servia, General Nagal, Japan, Generals Jjjffre and Caste- laneau, France. ITALY PROTESTS TOO Rome, via Paris, Nov. Italian government has joined the other entente powers in protest- ing against the action of Germany in proclaiming Russian Poland an independent state. BRING DOWN ZEPP. Petrograd, Nov. forces near' Srany, southeasj of Pinsk, have.brought down a large Zeppelin airship. The crew of 16 were captured. RUMANIANS PROGRESS Bucharest, via London, Nov. 18.- Rumanians made consider- able progress on the Transylvan- ian front in the region of Dragos- Invle, the war office announces. WINTER IN GERMANY London, Nov. is in the grip of winter, the Ex- change Telegraph v company's Berne correspondent reports.- Sev- eral trains from BerlTh are snow- bound near the Swiss frontier, where extreme cold prevails.' TELEGRAPHIC TIPS mediately. Conditions of course change at any time, but the outlook is not now such as to render the. adop- tion of the German system In any. de gree probable." I S. Duff, minister of agriculture in the Ontario government, died suddenly to- day at Alliston. Mr. 'Duff returned from '.I'oron'to to his home in Cooks- town today, and drove over to Alliston to bring back Miss Irwin. of that village, a life-long friend, for a visit. He became chilled during the drive, I IOTH. and was about to sit down before the lire when he collapsed. He died be- fore medical aid could be procured. Mr. Duff was a sufferer from hearl trouble, and returned a short time ago from a vacation, .taken with a view to recuperation. He suffered a severe shock in the recent death of His son at the front. Captain George Vallance Taylor, son of Sir Thomas and Lady Taylor, for- merly of Winnipeg, has been Hilled in action. F. H. Auld has been appointed depu- ty ihinister of agriculture .for Sas- katchewan, succeeding the lats Major Mantle. Ex-Congressman Henry George, son of Henry George of. single. tax fame is dead. He formerly represented Ihe 21sl congressional district of New Wilson, provincial Couserva live candidate for Yorkton constitu- ency, has resigned owing to pressure of military duties. engagement at least men have been hit. Next summer the Bri- tish are prepared to lose if necessary, and they will have twice their present gun power." When Will It End? "When will the war he over? I only- know tlfSt next, year will be bloodier than this. The week before I left France I talked with General'Joffro and Sir Douglas Haig, and with such army leaders as Sir Henry Rawlinson on. the Somme. and Generals Neville ami Mangin, who planned and execut- ed the French attacks whicli wracked Forts Douauniont and Vaux at .Ver- dun. Their idea was the same that f have found everywhere, that It is a. fight to a finish. The Great British Courage "Talk about courage; there was nothing at Port Arthur to compare with the way the Britisli went against frontal positions, which were supposed ,o be impregnable on July 1st, when the.grand offensive began. battalion was set a certain modem attacks against. Tontal positions must be made in that every battalion meant to reach that objective, alive. South of Thiepval. on the righl flank, they broke through; northward they were .repulsed. "Some battalions reached tlfeir ob- jectives with losses of live and ten per cent. Others reached and held their objeclives with only one or two survivors. In Thiepval and the Bean- niont-Hamel sector, some battalions disappeared 'in the blue.' They were engulfed as dozens of German bat- talions were in their attacks 911 Ver- dun. "In the midst of the close and com- plicated fighting in the Somme battle, the British have laken prisoners and Ihe Germans about 2000. The British simply refuse to stir when any group of them get too far and then- supports on the right and left are re- pulsed. They dig in and fight to the took 6000 prisoners with the loss of 4500 in killed and wounded when they stormed Douau- monl." MARKETS Spot Wheat......... Local track wheat December wheat May wheat Local track oats December- oats December flax 168% 182% 65% 64 246 Mrs. J. A, Irwin, of Lethbrldge. wife of Superintendent Irwin of the illus- tration farm plots throughout prairie provinces, is a daughter of the ;__. Air and Mrs. WKATHEK Low Fine and mild. laie nun. :m. Duff........... Irwin loft for the cast at noon todaj. MUNICH BOMBARDED Munich, Nov. official statement issued here today says: "An enemy airman, appeared Munich at one o'clock Friday afternoon and dropped seven bombs, causinj only mater- ial damage caiualities. He disappeared westward." "GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS" mark the conclusion Simw 510.00: JIrs F. p. Shaw Monday, will of the week of campaigning for the patriotic fund. The canvassers have been pleased at t'ne generosity of .the Lethbridge people. some who yet have not given promised to give. 'This patriotic fund is a duty upon everyone. There, is need of a contribution from everyone. "'Many are sacrificing and sons We who sUv at home are sacrificing but a few dollars GUe to the and give until It hurls The following further have been received: 510.00. A Friend Scolt Mrs. Roy Mrs.. Tattem Mr. ,E. Adams; 5120.00, George Harper A. Mc- Mlough 55.00, Mrs. Ouinn Gifford Mrs. E. II. Biue'ST.SO, N. BJorkblade Ford Garaze Mrs iBlackford oOc. G. Peacock 35c; .1. E Terrlll J..S. Laurie Armstrong Raworth S50 00, Dinted Gram Growers, Ltd A Hajr G, HHlrag S6 00, D? Lat- Mrs Latterly ON PAGE SEYBnf ;