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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta a VOLUME X. LETNUHIUGK. ALHKIU'A, THURSDAY, OCTOnKU 1917 250 MANY PRISONERS BRITISH DRIVE GUTHRIE JOINS GOVT.--COALITIONIS CERTAIN Britain Decides Now on Policy of Air Reprisals Investigation Here Shows Many Articles Have Jumped Iii Price MINERS CERTAIN v TO GET INCREASE n The minors of district IS arc prac tlca.ly certain lo receive an Increase in their present wago Bcliedulc; as a result of Uie periodical Investigations Jnlo the cuat ot dally living neccs 5lllc3, which la now Fair Wage Officer Harrison. Tho Investigation, so far aa I-elli bridge Is concerned, was concluded yeslerdar, nnd tbe figures produced b> merchants Iii tl.c city under oath, show nn average Increase In Uic cost commodities which come under Ihe list ol necessities In (he daily HY.DE ot the-averago inluer and Ills Jamlly. I Tho figures given to Uic commission yesterday nrc for priccfc oti com- modities .ns'on April 1 and August 1 ol tills year. Increnscs arc stiou'ii chleBy in dry goods, where In some cases tlic advance between the .ibovc dates Ima been considerable. A de- rreasc in prices Is noted in some meats and other lable necessities. 1ml the average prices of all comrnodlUei show an Increase considered suriidcuL 1p Justify, a. revision upward of Ibe miners' nay' envelopes. Some .figures given- Jri yesterday's Investigation are quoted below, ,anu give a" good "Indication of Ibe'general Jncreasb In prices: Commodity.', J _ remains the same. Overalls J1.5Q "Woollen dress goods J.OO 1.00 Coltou dress goods .IS .20 Towelling............20 .n Table Itncn......... an IncrtjK of Ejrly griln (hit It ftnlj tpomlbfe ihown, v disperses Ihe Gcrmam on Hun chines Brought Down Ixmdon, Ocl. Heuter'l Qt- iwa eorrnpon- dent at British headquarter) In France telegraphs: "One of our young airmen croeied Ihe enemy line near Zonoebeke at a height of about 2.000 feet. He dived upon a little'party of about fifteen Fluns nnd scattered Ihem with 'kla _' machine gun. A further on Is dropped eight bombs upon an am- munition dump. Betas' attacked by superior forces he dived and .cams flown rJghl lirough yic arllllery bar- rage Into our own lines. Mil machine, was badly crippled and Mmselt was wounded In Ihe leg. Two stret. cher, bearers ran out to hla .aselat- ance nnd got him on Lhe stretchnr. As they were carrying; him back a nhell burst, Vlllca ant and Itnockcd over the.other stretcher bearer. Tbe wounded aviator, half dazed .though ho was, got up lo Injured when anolher shell burst Jn al- most Ihe same spot and he was hit hlmaolf. Thereupon, although anffer- Inff acute pain, the aviator succeeded. In llmphig aVay (o'cover. exploit ot a single flying man In attacking what looked like ah On- Ili'c bnll'llon on Ihe mirci, Inflict. Ing conilderable casualties' end Kit'. perslng the rest, was a Ot daring. "Four British planes fell in wllh.'. nine. German machines, and. immed- iately attacked'. Ultra. a murf, one of tho onemy nliappeareil la flaniss, Lbreo more'r.rajihed.iloitn out of control and weal down parently out o( control, All pur ma-. CAInes relumed lately la dromes." ;