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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta TO TA sPaa'aS TS 1U TO TAKE INVENTORY OF MAN-POWER NIN DOMINION Ottawa, Nov. is generally known, the director-general of national service is arranging to take an inventory of the man-power throughout the Dominion, in the meantime the public are advised that no other census of a local character is being encouraged, and the adjutant-general has given instructions to all officers commanding to allow any arrangements of such character that they have heretofore been mak- ing to remain in abeyance. Minister Influence oi' (lie Huns Through Beaur- oci'iicy Is Finally Ousht'rt. NEW PKKMIER IS AI MAN or THE PEOPLE! F'-trograd. via London. Xov. The reflation of Vladlinlr- nvif and (I. In the event of n contest, sol- diers from the constituency now over seas would set a vote as of a general election. Six Hun Vessels Attempt Attack Bui Damage Is Done London, Nov. raid by six German torpedo.boat destroy- ers on the Enalish coast, which occurred on Thursday nisht. was announced in the official state- ment today. Th: raiil wao inef- fective" according to the state- ment, which declares that tiic six German destroyers participating steamed away quickly, after firing a dozen rounds, one shell strik- ing a small vessel, but causing little damage and no injury to the crew. Apparently the raiders were'operation In the vicinity of Ramsgate on the coast, about 10 miles north of Dover. GUILTY OF SEDITION Medicine Hat, Alta., Nov. the supreme court Kitting; S. Farrar, of Snffield, accused of se- dition, was tonight found guilly by the jury, with a plea for leniency. He was remanded until Monday by Jus- tice Simmons for sentence. MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat December wheat .May wheat Local track oats December oats December flax "WKATH ER High Low...................... Forecait: Fair and milder. 18814 186% 54% Montreal, Nov. Poane, as president of the CanadiKii Bankers announces that a Kyndi- of Canadian banks lias completed arrangements to o.-ileml a revolving redit for sii months to tho extent of 000 000 lo tiic royal wheat com- mission of Great Britain for the pur- chase of wheat in Canada. The announcement follows closely on the report of a week ago that the Canadian banks were considering an appeal for credit of lo the Imperial authorities for tho same pur- pose. On Wednesday last announce.-, ment was made at New Vork that the Corn Exchange hank of. that city arranged, "in association with other banking institutions of New York, to loan to the Wheat Export Company, representing British grain agents, for the purchase of wheat in Canada and thu United States, but chiefly in Canada. It Is understood a small group of Cunalllan banks par- ticipate in the latest credit. The credit will provide funds tor the pur- chase of wheat brought hero for im- perial authorities, and probably, for Its storage over winter months, if and when necessary. JACK LONDON'S BODY CREMATED Oakland. Col.. NoV. J4.-The funer- al of-Jack London was held here to- day, without .religious services of anj- kind Only immediate relatives of the family attended. The body was and the ashes will be bur- ied In the family plot here. REFUSE MINERS' DEMANDS (SpecinI to the Herald) Macleod, Nov. 26.-r-Absolute refus- al to concede the 25 per cent wage Increase demand of the miners, or to co-operate in an investigation into the Southeastern H. C. coal field was re- iterated at a mooting of Ihe Cfada Coal Operators' associaliou here yesterday in the Queen's Hotel. The mooting was very secret but F MacXeill. secretary of the opera- tors sent the followim; telegram to Hon T Crothers, Minister of La- bor, which sets forth the final deci- sion of the mine owners: Macleod, Altn, Nov. 24, 1916. Hon. T. Brothers, .Minister of Labor, Otlawa, Out. Your message ot the iwenty-seconc has been considered al a meeting oj the Associalion held this dale and am instructed to inform you. 11 IIISIIUCLL-H in That the operators wisli to reiter ale Iheir position as set forth in OUT telegram dated November 16, 1916- We cannot agree to the miners tie maiui for an investigation into th high cost of. living on condition that a war bonus be paid to be commen- rarate witll increased cost of living. The operators would welcome an nvestigation by the government at his time into all conditions surround- ng this dispute and they feel assured Jiat such an investigation would jus- tify their position.. We wish to submit the following: (II. That the selling price ot coal is based largely on the wage scale. That in order to carry on the raslness successfully it is necessary to contract in advance for the big per- centage of the output. That the big percentage of the output is contracted for, based on. the wage scale as made ADrtl 12, 1915, and contracts practically run to expir- ation of agreement. That we cannot transact busi- ness witll the wage scale changing every few months. To agree to the miners' pro- position would establish a precedent that wages would be liable to change every few months and this would tend to demoralize the coal i dnstry in the western provinces. (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) Police Census Shows the City Population at With a number of houses tojhlch en- 'call-backs' will have to bp made, jnil ]ist raeans tnat the figures by bridge has a population of not about "00 the population ot the city Deluding enlisted men. The percen- il- fixcd by the police census just made Is The returns yet to be made should bring the tottll over the mark. The census as returned by the Do- uiinio'i government enumerators last June was or more than mder the present murk. While it is true that niany'people have come to the city in tiic. past six months, it is not. believed that so many as L'OOO new i residents have ar- The last police census of. the city taken more thali a year ago was 10, 75. The census includes the soldiers MIO have uniisieu from LetUbridge tage of enlisted nien Is 15i8, or a iil- lle less than one man out of every six of population. Chief Hardy has not vel prepared his detailed report, bill it will he pre- sented to the council next week, lie has gathered a mass of: information which will be very useful to the de- partment. On the night on which the census of the hotels and other stopping places was made the following numbers were taken: Lelhbrldge hotel 76, Alexan- dra 66, Cdaldale 185, Arling Ion 160, Palace 37, Windsor 40, Gas He Cosmopolitan 36, Southard block 32, Cecil Cafe 19, Depot Cafe 19, Quonif Sang 28, Ott Block 12, Lea Wong Mi, and Bins Wo 5 ;