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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME x.- LKVHBIUDGK. ALHKHTA. MONDAY, OCTOHEll 1, 1917 NUMBER 217 ELEVATOR MEN STRIKE-FIRST DRAFT OCT. 15 OF First Draft About Oct. IS Jnteresting Reports Submitted at Ottawa Tell an Inspir- ing Story ENGINEERS DOING GREAT WORK Ottawa, Ocl. partment naB rcce-ved mllllln cbuplo Inlcrestlns reports covering compar- atively recent operations In -France of Canadian railway nnrl forestry corps. Jn rcfiard to the latter. It Is Bald that twelve new companies of the Canodlan forestry corps- hove ar- rived In Prince, .waxing a totnl of Uc quotes a In the German diplomatic ser- recently: FOUND HIS BODY Hamilton, Onl-, SojtL. this afternoon In the marsh Brass on Well- vice as Laving declared Inglon BlreeL found the body of.a-.man "The war henceforth can lead lo which the police IdenllfiedflS'lbst of nothing hut a triumph for Great J.-A, Bolund, who wile last Britain and Its American and Japan- May and after acted strange- ly. About August 21. he left Ills boarding place and a nolo on the table irJtli some rambling remarks about his troubles. A bo Lilt that had contained carbolic acid was found beside tlio body, lie leaves a little daughter who is a ward of the Children's Aid Society. will within rt low kilo- been necessary to have all men equipped wllh, am! trained 111' the use ofgas ielmels. They, hnve also'been equipped wllh steel The Onadlan rail- way Mroojis slated lhal dnrlne the monlh of'july alono forcej located SI inllcs ol Ihc narrow gauge railway nnd 21 miles of ivlda gnnge. In nd- clitlon, Ihcy ballasted over 100 miles of' railway and kept other lines In frepalr. During Iho inonlh, nearly 300 miles ol railway line was being maintained by this force which num- bers approximately S.OOO men. Casual- ties during tlic period totalled 3 offi- cers and SB men. The report stales that a number ol Hallallous engager! In narrow gauge works were employ- ed close behind Ihe lines. Tills neces- sitates tho railway lines belne con- rtruclcd clnsc "up to the drlns line nnd on account of the increased shcll- Jng of back areas on the part of tho enemy, a crcat amount work had lo be donc- of repair Services of Second Medical Hoard Now Needed lo Handle the Men esc allies. The Interest of France, If well understood would be to ex- ploit (lie need for peace which manl- >sls Itself In Germany. Sho would :hua Bucccetl In getting back part of Lorraine If not all ot Alsac'n and Lor- raine, providing Germany was al- lowed to round out her territory In the direction ot .....us" ui vwui jv, vi M M I men liable lo draft In Class one, lo lie' Hi PlllOr I llnUl examined al any Lime before the per-i lltTrllV' I F Dill IT manonl board BilliOE in Calgary and ULI LI1UL LLjlUUL before which already many men liave been examined. There will be three members of each medical board- -The present regulation requires three.army medical corps men, but a recommendation lias gone lo Ottawa which may be accepted, pro- vjding that army mealral corps men and one local doctor may act. REMOVE ALL FOREIGNERS Amsterdam, Telegraaf Gays a bill is being prepared in Her- Jh authorizing the 'German govern- ment, In vlow of the scarcity ot food- alutTc lo remove Irora the country all foreigners not employed in >var Iru riuslrJes. The bo Socialists Say This la Only Way Thai (he Country Can Be Saved Fetrpgrad, ei- ministers Including M. Skobeletl, labor and M. "Vftroudny. justice, speaking al the democratic congress, urged the necessity of a coalition cabinet as the1 only means of Baring Jtiissla. M. Skubeleff declares: "The government which cViiiesscs In Us activities tfce needs of all Ttus- 9ta will best servo (he Interest or the revolution." M. Ynroudny llkewlsexappealed to Ihc DolshcvlkL element to submit lo this plan. The cession 'ot the con- [Cress, fixed for noon today, was post- poneil until fire In the nntl-Kerenslty elements held R mass iriecllne In tfn effort lo agree upon.a program. The sessions of the con- gress will be continued Into next week. i Procession Larger Than Patnell Funeral In Feeling Js Allayed. Montreal, Oct. great Is tho rush o( men of rallllury ago hero to Ije examined by tho medical board for the nrmy lhal Hie hcadmiarlers In Union Avenue have been tound nullo Insufficient to accommodate the great crorda, anil n second, hoard will liegln today In Ihe Craig street nrmory lo Yellovo Ihc pressure. Other boards will tie established when.Ihe govern- menl sends out Cho nwallcd proclamn- lion wllh reference lo Ihe cinmtna- llona. Tlio percentage of French- Canadians applying tor medical exam- ination Is Increasing from day to day, nnd It Is expected thai when there la nn examining board In the east erfl of Ihe clly there will be a steady fllrcam of Krr.uch speaking citizens to be examined. KILLED iY TRAIN Halifax, N.S., Sept. Pitts, nged 49 yeara, of French Village, was killed by K ItallfM and Southwestern train on Saturday jilEnU An Atlantic RcKpoft, Oct. An at- tempt lo wreck tho of a United transport viVdlscov- cred yesterday when tho engfnes of UubHn, Del. funeral pro- cession ivhlch followetl the body of Thos. Aerie, Sinn Fein leader, from city hall lo Glnsneyln Cemetery yes- terday -was extremely largo, exceed- ing In numbers oven that of tho I'ar- nell funeral in 1S9I. Tho procession was very well organized and perfect order ivfls kept. The principal conling- cnla were IrlEh Volunteers, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Gaelic Leag- ue, the Liberty Hall citizen nrmy-n Dublin Trartea Unions. .There wero also many represent a lives Irqm vrom- en's clubs. More than a dthen bands played patriotic airs- The three mllo route was lined ivfth spectalora and tho bells of the CfttholJc cliiirches were tolled as the procession nibrcil along, The Irish Voluftlcers ivoro Ihelr uni- forms-. There was also a firing party al Die grave side. The government an -rllles tfld not Interfere irilh the demonstraUon, which was niosl Im- pressive. The embittered feeling over the rtealh of Aalic. much nllaycd by a chsngc In Hie yolfcy of the trcat- rnenl of prleoncrs under the defence ot the realm act. The prisoners are now allowed to associate together and arc separated from (he ordinary crlm Inala. They are fllso allpTred to re celve food from the The hunger strike was abandoned, the lord mayor carried Ihls decision p: (He government to the prigonera. Hunger Strikf Ended London, Ocl. die patch lo the Central News from Dublin says: '.'A3 a result of a decision of privy council lo make spcctol regula- tions concerning the of priaonerf In Ireland under tbft Ucfenco of the Realm Act. by wlilch It Is uhde-- stood they will he treated like Intern- ed vrhOncre, Hie SJjin Kclncfs Incar- cerntffl ]n Iho 3Ioimt Joy prison have ceased Ihelr hunger strike." tho.ahlp whlcli hud 'under-going alterations were started for a trial, according to the commander, who at one of (he slrlp'g pending nn PflTlsr.Scpl. K. tone, (ho new minister of nrovlslons, an- in yesterday that the pfogiam o( Iwo meatless days a weak would be abandoned Oct. 15, ns the economy resulting (here from lias been Insignificant. Bretul cards will bo instituted. The liread cards, tho minister eald, would bo employed us nn ntd In tl field In p (lie nmount of brcaclsluffs ntofled. Ills nlni, ho explained wna lo slvc A bel- ter, qnnllly And a diminished quan- rclrograd, -Sept reported al __ _ ____ east of Moscow, and Kozlor, (n Cri- mea, where mobi led by former crlm Inal oxllei lo Siberia, and de BUoyed much grain And other .proper- ly. The towns nndet mrirtfal lnw and troops hard edhMrom HOB- In reported In TurVej- Rioting Inn whither troops havo dispatch Telegraphic Briefs SUICIDED Guclph. Onl., Scpl. David P. Caber Ibis morning committed sui- cide by cutting her throat with a raror. She uas a resident of Ilespelcr. Two Hun Machines. Brought. Down By British Airmen, Who Return Safely No Peace With Enemy Until Complete Victory And Chastisement Want. ,An'-Increased Large Percentage Are _f Foreign Born Paris, Sept. new organisation called Ihc "Rcrniblean League for Na- tional with Anlotn DubosL, Paul Deschanel and Sorgeole, minister of stale, as honorary presl dools, Is causing widespread comment in the press. The Keynote program ot the league appears to be peace wllh assassins before our victory and their and the direct ob- cct of the organization Is lo fight against all tendencies toward a prema- ure and inconclusive peace. The membership ot the league in- cludes representatives ol all political parties from Conservatives lo Liber- als of the Radical and nadlcal-Social- ist parlies anil comprising even some former cxlrcmists such ad Leopold La once a contributor to Iho anarchist organ _, ven hundred eh valor men, affect- ing all elevators in Port Arthur' and Fort William, excepting Dav- idson and are out. Fort William, 1. Practically all hourly elevator em- ployees out this morning. Monthly are working with few Ogilvie and Thun- der Bay elevators are the only public l-rminJiU unloading cars. Loading into boats ii still proceed- ing. About three hundred men did not report for work today In the two harbors. Strikers have 'pickets out to prevent non-union labor orlsring for work. The eleva- tor are holding a meet- two o'clock this afternoon. The1 men, eighty percent, of .whom are said to bafpng to alien enemy countries, claim that they have appealed for a conference with the operator! since last spring and no attention been paid la them. They ack for forty cent? an hour, time and a half for overiimcj and double pay on Sun- days. The elevator operators lay (hey cannot accept (he demands of Ihe men for the reason that accept- ante of the union would mean that. they would have to retain the lab- now employed, whereac nearly all the row held by these men have been promlted for returned The strike, il is snfd, was fomen- ted by a United agitator, who it is understood, crossed the harder to lupcrmtend the trouble. The men have been getting 35 cents an hour and upwards. FIRST TRAIN OVER BRIDGE Montreal, Ocl. Iraln will cross the now Quebec bridge on October 19, NEW 'PROFITS TAX OF THE u. s. -AVflghlnglon, Sept. on Iho war tax bill was readied late today hy Ihe ae'nate house conferees and the report will be prcaeated to Ihe Lome Monday. I.ovlfi ot approximately 000 on wnr excess profits and 000 on Incomes ware Itft but a new ot calculating ex- cess profits adopted, Th4 conference rcpnrt provides that the graduated lis of from 20 to 60 per cent on excess prof Us of corpora- Hone, partnerships and Individuals shall be Iftvkcl on a basis of invested capital With fn'vested cap- ital at (hft three pre-war, years of 1011, 3SJ2 anrt .Thji Is a aub- fitUute [or tho icnite of from 16 tp GO per cenl., fca'flcrf boon'a' Uir comprtrlson of prM- DIES OF INJURIES. London, Out., Oct. Gower, aged 30, was run down by a yard engine of tho GranJ Trunk railroad, died at Victoria hospital last night. PROMINENT BANKER KILLED .Montreal, Sept. D. J. flar- her, forniKrl.v assistant to the general manager of the Bank of Montreal, was killed In action yesterday. A private cable received here today conveyed IhJs Information, REQUISITION CARGO Paris, Sept. Polncaro at yesterday's cabinet meeting tlgned decree for the requisitioning for car- go accommodation on all vessels nch, nllled aud UJQ ser- vice ot Ihe Government. TRY TO UNSEAT DR. STANLEY Calgary, Ocl. petition has been entered to void the election of Dr. C. D. Stanley. Conservative M. P., Tor High llivcr. for 'Dr. Stanley's I teat Ion. The petition asks nenonnl dlsquali- IS FLOATED An Atlantic Port, Ocl. bat- tleship of Ihe United Stales. which went aground ;Jn horae" waters on Sepleraber 2S, was floated today. The sea was smooth and a large fleet of vessels pulled Ihe warEnip off nt high lide. NINE KILLED, 42 INJURED IN RAID So Say Will Not Risk Themselves lo Lead Them (By the Canadian OreraeflS Canadian HeadqaartBrs in France, Oct. the rank and of the enemy troops IiaVe a great longing Tor peace Is confirmed orery prisoner captured. One of their.chlet grievanc- es la Ihc [alluro of their higher officers to lako risks. Even company com- manders frequently to under- officers tho duties while In the trennh es nnd remain -well hack from the front. This Is so dllterenl from, the relations Loiween our officers and men tbat It is freshly Impressed on the mludg of Ilic Germans on every occa- sion when there Is Imnd to hand nght- Ing. In which our officers Invariably lead (heir men, while trie German offic- ers seldom do 3D, They are not actu- ated by.fear, and.il must be assumed that they are obeying orders In thus hanging back. Very great losses of the German officer class early In llio war may have racidc it necescary lo conaerro lliclr leaders. Whatever Is HID reason for their failure Co lake risks as great ns those lo which (heir men arc subjected, the latter hro dceo- ly discontented, Hence the hearty greetings from Lens. WaaMrlelon. Oct. big flrlvc Jor'lbp second Issue ol Ubcrly loan bonds at noon today throughout the country vllh a mulHtudc of acltvi- that n-lll Inst four weeks. The ramnAlKii JR planner! lo rntae at lens: suti script ton e and ofiirials have Htt Ihc "amount expected" at Half again us largo fl.ijhc first Liberty loan, tho second U the largoal Hid people of the United Slates have over bCbn-called upon to absorb, OR. THOMPSON IS WILLING TO RUN Vcltorfa, B. C., Oct. Alfred Thompson, M.P-, for Ihe Yukon, staled today' lhat lie would be In the field again In the appToschfng federal dec- Kon for Uia represenlaUve of the Yukon territory It hla friends whbe4 him to stand. WEATHER Low Dockmen Tie Up Shipping oeton, Oct. varloua lle.-up of ocean going frelghl Js fesred If n itrlhe of in ore lhan dock freight handlers vfhtch wenl Into ef- tect.here lodhy Is long continued. The men, employed bjr Ihc liostoo nnd Maine and Albany railroads, dc- mnnd on eight hour Any In place ot tho. prpaenl and an atl- Vftrjco In A conference was called for today by Henry B. Kndl- coll, chftlrman ol the stato committee on public safely. Grain Supervisors Announce the Prices for the Lower Grades Wheat Oct. 1. The board ol grain supervisors have ordered that Ihc prices on Ihe following grades ol wheat shall be as fellow's: From 1st ol Ocloher, 1317, to 31st" of August, 1918, Inclusive: Rejected 1 Nor. Rejected 2 Nor, f2.08. Rejected 3 Nor. ?2.03.', Smutty'I Nor. Smulty 2 Nror. J2.QD. Smutty.3 Nor. 32.05. >.From 1st October, 1917, to 30lh April, 1018. inclusive: No grade tough 1 Nor. <2.15, No grarta tough 2 Nor. f2.12. Nogrado lough 3 Nor; 52.07. These prices are Dials In store pub- lic terminal elevators at -Fort William nnd Port Arthur. London, Oct. person! were killed and 42 Injured In (ait night's air raid, It was announced officially. Two Brought Down. London. Oct. naval air patrols destroyed tiro enemy rnach- nes and brought down another, gays an official flnnouncement. A Gotha. also was brought down and IB helloT- ed to bave been damaged. All the British machines are safe. Raid a Failure. Loadon, Oct. air raid Snn-. day fifth willifn seven days far ns arallable'detalls enow, Ac- complished nothing Important for Iho enemy. Tho claim that the new air barrage acts as a powerful delerrent to tho raldeis accins to have been Jus- tified further In the latest attack. Au immense number of guns of various callhres were In action. Indeed, It was they and not the leaders, who were iiultlrjg up the show. Even rnojo was the ler< rific din of the guns- The engrmous and prolonged" volume of gunfire cer-' Lafnly was alar mi 05 to cIvHiaii ears not accustomed to II. Some ot Ihe high velocity weapons employed de- tonated wllh a deafening crash finals- tlngulsliahlc by the civilians from Lho roar of the borsllng- bombs. So] great. was Iho amount of dclenslvc shtU fire thai an n thousandjahells diachareed for every bomb -dropped docs not Eecm eitravaeanl. j Almost nothing is known convening damage and casualties caused by thn raiders. It Is eald Enveial bombp .were k causing casualties. One driven from Ixmfiqn by fleot. Soulhwest of the i cr was seen over the Thumes i It was hemmed in by shell wriggled for half an hour trying for exit from wbat seemed bursting shells. It finally ward. A half dozen bomba in a suburban district without tics or Important damage, oae bombs nearly etrlking a The newspaper, while comis tho rigor ol the defence, 'etill i other measures and on German towns. They Inslct c point with great vehemence. TJmes contends that It would surd to suppose that the prql successful defence Lad been if_ points out that the Intense, guji only a partial de thai air warfare L expansion and that new methods have Lo be found to combat U. Tee Times adrocttei a -freat all fleet capable of carrying GermaDy. POSTPONE INQUEST. Winnipeg, Oct. Jnqnesl Into Ihe death of Mrs. W. H, Mather miy be postponed for one week, It-was. announced today. Mr. Mather, who Is at the general hovpftal, is Improvlog. though still very to be 3 weki. PLOT TO BLOW UP SASK. GOVT. BLRGSJ PURfiEWEOF York, Sepl, In an open M- ler to gtrthnon of tho United States raadft pnbilc the execU' tlve cominlliee the American De- fence Society nrgMl shouM be nl once la "rid Uie United Kenult 'o[ those men who by Ilcgina, Sask, Oct.- A plot to blow up what Is belieted to imllamenl biilldlnsa cune to llfht lodar when tSc city; police received a telephone