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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 6, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta illK LETHBRIDGE DAtLT HKHAU� tnulNUAT, /YUUVJSTO, iyn Unfailing Courage Was ; Major Stafford's Great Characteristic in Field * Information as to how the lato Major Stafford, pommsndor of the 39th battery, met his death, has just conio to hand. The major was wounded by k shell at 2.1B p.m., June 24th. and lied three hours later on the way from the dressing .**itton to the hospital. He was to hare gone on leave and would have been away at the Ume but would not go till the battery Btoved to a quieter position. The funeral was held on the following dav. The service was conducted bv Major (Hot). A. M. Gordon, formerly of Lethbridge, and the following attended: Lleut.-Col. J. S. Stewart, D. S.O., M.P.P., Lieut.-Col. Capt. Pnymas-terter C. Gibson, Hon. Capt. and Chaplain McAffee, brigade chnplaln, Capt. F. S. Filraer, Lieut W. II. McLoIlan i and A. M. Naismitfl. Q. M. Sergt. Pit-tnrd, Sergt. P. P. Whitman, Bdr. J. HalneB, Bdr. E.- Monis, Bdr. E. It. Fleetwood, Bdr. C. W. VanHorns, Oun- j rers A. D. Shlpman, P. Simon, II. S. Skelton, D. A. R. Cocq, W. Vero, W. I Scott, J. Stafford, Drivers J. Holllday, j j. Kerr, j. S. Wright and C. S, Perry. Trumpeter V. Stowe, Wheeler J. Mo Master, and Corp. F. C. Colpman. By reason of the critical position held by the battary only twenty men could be present at the funeral. Major A. M. Gordon, chaplain, former pastor of Knox church here, writing to Mrs. Stafford, says: "The major has gone, and I have lost my best friend on earth, one whom I had known longer and more intimately than almost any other man In the army. When the news reached me yesterday morning, I could hardly believe It. Even yet, I cannot realize that he has been taken. As wo wore not in the same "division, we met only now and then. But to meet was a joy, for he was always the same in peace and war, obliging, considerate, wise. That winning smile of his never left him. As you well know, he was loved t by everyone in his battery. Andrew Is'aismith, who, Under him, has done admirably, felt the loss like the loss of a father. So did all. As the scrg-ent-major, an old regular soldier, said tome: 'We've lost a father. The major's thought first and last, was for his men. He was one of the bravest men I ever knew. We'll never get another like him.' That was what all felt. Twenty men of the battery, mostly Lethbridge men, attended the funeral, to pay the last tribute of respect to the friend and commander they loved. I rode several miles with them on the way back. There was but one thought to all our minds,-admiration for our comrade and sorrow for his loss. "The body in its coffin, was taken In an ambulance wagor from the hospital to the cemeter;, and then carried by some of Ms Tjoys' to tho grave. David's lament lor Saul and Jonathan hia friend, expressed our glref and the wonderful passages in 'Revelation 'What are these that are arrayed in white robes?' the confident hope that such men cannot die. "I know how proud yon are of him. Bo are we. If you could have seen him as his men saw him in this land of war, at all times 'strong and very courageous,' you would be prouder of klm than ever." A quotation from Capt. Young's let-tar ii aa follows: In the short time I had known the major and Bince I cams under his command, I learned to lore and respect him as did everv officer and man of the battery. He was a prince among men, ever thoughtful of othars and to the very last his words w�re "look after the bovs." 0� behalf of the officers, N.C.O.'s and BMB of the 89th battery, I extend fo you our most heartfelt sympathy. May the thought that the major met his fate in the face of the enemv and While serving his King and country consols you. Capt. rosier writes as follows: It District News may bo a little comfort to you to know what the battery boys and officers thought of the mnjor. There Is not | one among us who did not have tho Kroatest admiration for him, we all had such perfect confidence in him for he was such a hard worker and absolutely Just end fair in all his administrations, always thought of his men and officers before himself. We nil realize how he has saved many of our lives by his wise selection of battery positions. When our position became untenable ho wns tho last to loave. At the Soinmo on one occasion. I started back to get the cook, whom some one said had been left behind. The major nt once gave rao orders to take charge of the men. see that they Ket into perfectly safe places, while lie alone returned for' the cook. He proved to us that he was absolutely fearless, yet at tho same time he never took foolish chances. The battory haa lost a very (treat friend, and one whose decision Upon any matter at all was always taken with full confidence that It was tho very host. Capt. Finlnyson, of the headquarters staff, writes as follows: "Sticking to Ills guns" to the end was literally true In his case, for since we arrived in France he was always with the battery nnd the splendid work they have done Is witness of his worth. First Annual Retlaw Exhibition Was Successful Affair-Big Crowd HIE L AN OLD TIMER Death of Armel Williams, Who Came to the District From Missouri The death occurred at Bowvllle on July 31st of an old timer in that district in the person of Armel Williams, at the age of 59 years. The late Mr. Armel came from Missouri 14 years ago, homesteading in the Bowville district. He had been ailing.for two years prior to his death. The funeral was held yesterday and was a largely attended one, McKay and McKay, undertakers of Lethbridge taking their hearse to Bowville for the purpose. The body was burled in a steel vault according to his instructions. Fifty automobiles were In the cortege. A large number of Oddfellows from Carraangay and Barons attended, the deceased being a member of the I.O.O.F. Carmangay lodge. A brother, Henry, was present for the funeral from Missouri, while a son in California was unable to be present owing to Illness. The following were the floral tributes: Mrs. Leslie, spray; Ruth Leslie, spray; Jos. Williams, golden gate; Mr. and Mrs. Wyman and family, wreath; Mr. and Mrs. Peacock and family, spray; -Mrs. Buck and family, anchor; Employes, a star; Home Lodge I. O. O. F., three links: Carmangay Lodge No. 51, wreath. cardston (From Our Own Correspondent) Cardston, Aug. 3.-A lawn social was given on the manse grounds on the ovening of July 26, in honor of Kev. J. M. and Mrs. Kellock and their daughter, Grace. A very enjoynblo time was had. Games and music were indulged In, speeches by Fred Best, Mr. Barker. Itov. Goss and Rev. Kel-lock causing much Interest and amusement. The Owcndale male quartette did good service, singing several numbers most acceptably. Refreshments were served by the Ladles' Aid, Mrs. nr. Weeks and Mrs. II. Scott being the hostesses. About sixty persons were present and wero delighted with the proceedings. Married at the manse on Monday, July 30 by tho Itov. J. M. Kellock: Mr. A. J. Bengry to Elsie Jenkins, both of Cardston district. The Presbyterian Ladles' Aid and Sunday school are holding a picnic in Batsman's grove on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Everybody Is Invited to come with a big basket. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Pickup, Mr. and Mrs. John Ibey and family, Mrs. Stac-pool and Mnrjorie. who have all been camping nt Waterton Lakes, returned to town last week. All reported a splendid time. Miss M. Tompson is back to work after spending two week's holiday visiting friends at Pincher Creek and Lethbridge. Mrs. Kellock and daughter, Grace, left on Thursday morning for a trip to Winchester, Ont., to visit the former's mother. Mr. and Mrs. H. Tuttle were passengers to Lethbridge on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Madden motored to Great Falls last week. Rev. Dr. Ferguson met the students and ministers of the district on Tuesday, July 31 for a quiet day of communion and conference. On Tuesday evening there was a public platform meeting in the Presbyterian church, Uev. Dr. Ferguson made an Interesting address about his work. Mr. Go-forth, student at Hardlevllle, who is r native of China and son of Dr. Go-forth, missionary, held the people's attention while he told of that ancient land and its strange people. Rev. David Cragg, of Raymond,- preached a moving sermon and so concluded a most impressive meeting. Mrs. Hamilton and little son, of Winnipeg, returned home on Wednesday after visiting for the past month with relatives here. Mrs. D. B. Emeno and baby are visiting for a few days at Macleod. E. N\ Barker is leaving on Saturday morning to attend the Liberal convention at Winnipeg. Mrs. Lee Young and two daughters of Vancouver, B.C., arrived home on Thursday night to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holmes. OPPOSED DRAFT.  '�     toVMKma City. Okla., Ang. �V-Osoons of men numbering probably 400 in the aggregate her* aimed themselves and were gathering in several places in south central Oklahoma tonight, prepared to re-slit forcibly their selection aa Boldters under the draft law. Discovery by official* late tonight of the existence of a n�w band of resisters, who are thought to have established a bae\� near Shawnee, a few miles) south of this city, has innreassd the anxiety of stste offtaUIs as to the probability of oonfining the agitation within Qjm fire counties already at- * *  ? > *  GERMAN PAPER'S QUEER DEDUCTION Berlin, via London. Aug. 3.-The North German Gazette sees in British interest In the fulfillment of French war aims an Indication of the precarious condition of the entente allied cause. It says: "A notable indication of the precarious condition of the entente allies is fo.und in England's sturdy championing of French lust for Alsace-Lorraine and English interest in the fulfillment of French wishes. "A perusal of the text of Balfour's speech as it has coma to hand would seem to indicate that this interest is only valid If, as he assumes, the war will end favorably for England. So long as tho entente prospered and French war fervor required no stimulant, England appeared unconcerned regarding French war alms. Now that France Is revealing signs of exhaustion, England is endeavoring to savo this ally by revivifying its avarice. In keeping with her unscrupulous politics, England hopes to continue to benefit from dismembered continental Europe. Such politics, however, will suffer shipwreck in the rocks of the free German empire which did not provoke the war in contrast to the entente nations fighting for conquest and enslavement." Retlaw, Aug, 6.-The first annual exhibition of the Retlaw agricultural society has passed into history as a most successful affair. The huge attendance and the enthusiasm displayed, augurs well for the future, and gives the exhibition an aflaplclous start, towards permanent success. The directors are to bo congratulated. Naturally the exhibits, though numerous were not up to the mark that might be expected from exhibitions of longer standing, but they wore all good, and everybody was well satisfied and confident in the belief that the exhibition will grow and that tho quality of exhibits will Improve from year to year. During Saturday afternoon when the big events of the exhibition were held, there were 2500 people on the grounds, and the autos, needless to say, were thickly strewn about the field. Farmers of the Retlaw country are just as prosperous.- If not more so, than in other districts and ex- ln these classes were splendid. la the pohltry classes, Nell McKcllar of Taber, wns the big winner. Jnck Beattle and Ray Myers also took some of this money. The Judges of the various classes were us follows: Horses-Mr. Stoniker. Cattle-Mr. McNn'lly. Grains and Grasses-A. U. Judson, Vegetables-J. E. Davies. Domestic Products - Mrs. Sundnl and Miss Knight. Poultry-Borg. Ellingsen. During the afternoon some good sports were run off. Joo-Cyr won the mile running race in three heats. The ball games which wore watched by huge crowds, were snappy exhibitions. The semi-pro teams of Champion and Stavely played first. Champion winning 9 to 8. After supper Taber played the winners, but lost 12 to C. The fair splendidly upheld the reputation of Retlaw as a live little town, and the directors were on the Job all ALL REPULSED ( Continued mow Fhont Paos) advance Is tho story of a withdrawal of a point under counter nttack. To cover the withdrawal a party of 130 men was posted in the ruins of a farm which once had boon an enomy fortress. As the German waves came on those men inflicted casualties far exceeding tho numbers of their own party. The enomy swarmed around them, they fought on, holding back the Gorman advancing line and heavy toll from each wave. Onr withdrawal was effected. This post found itself surrounded. One by one the little garrison was reduced, each man selling His life at a price of three or four Germans. Then 30 men started to cut their way out, only 10 got. back. There Is nothing w"e like belter than to hnvo the Germans throw counter attacks after one another against our line when It is well ostnblishcd. On Italian Front. Rome, August fi.-Italian troops In nttneks on tho Julian front yesterday extended the Italian lines south-east of Boscomnlo. There was also, spirited fighting on mount Romhon, where an Austrian attempt to win an Italian advanced position was negatived, says today's war statement. pect a continuation of that prosperity > the time. The farmers contributed this year, as there are some very fine looking crops in tho district. Speaking of tho exhibits there were 800 entries or more In the various classes. A. P. Hempel, the old-time top-notcher, might woll have been expected t�j capture most of the prize money, and he did so. Red tickets were prominent on all of Mb exhibits. He got moat of the*, money in the grains � and grasses, exhibiting with his son, and he also carried off much of first money in sheep, horses and cattle. He divided the prise money with Mr. Dutfteld, who was also a prominent winner in these classes. In the vegetable classes too, these men took most of tho money. In the butter class J. E. Davies was a big winner, while in the domestic products classes, Mrs.'Cosper and Mrs. Beattle got most of the money. The exhibits liberally in a financial way to Rive the fair association a start, and they have reason to be proud of their efforts. Gus Podoll is president of the association, and Geo. Cook and A. P. Hempel are vice-presidents. Don Smith Is the hard-working secretary. The other directors are: A. E. Griffin, Wm. Kearns, A. P. Rose, F. H. Fowler, A. IT. Dutfleld, E. O. Merrlman, L. M. Rutherford, B. F. McMenaman, F. B. Dawson, E. H. Foster, Joseph Enrlght, E. R. Murphy, W. J. Johnson, D. C. Ferguson, J. H. Hooper. CHAUTAUQUA WEEK Automobile Owners from the Country-Attention! Mclaughlin garage, nth st. .s. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, NEWLY EQUIPPED. FIRST CLASS MECHANICS. 24-HOUR 8ERVICE. WAITING ROOM WITH EVERY CONVENIENCE FOR LADIES. BAGGAGE AND PARCELS RECEIVED AND STORED UNTIL CALLED FOR. Lethbridge Motors Ltd. Ask Our Local Dealer, When installed according to plans furnished by us, the Sunshine Furnace wjll heat your home comfortably, healthfully and economically. Ask our local dealer to tell you how it's donej or write for free booklet. SUNSHINE FURNACE LCJltDOH TmnWTrt unwn��---- --------- Lonooa TOKOHTo mo: 9T. JOHW. N.8. . SASKATOON WtHMIPIO VAlf COUVIt >TOR CALQaSY a iMOHTOn 8 | For Sale by The DIXON SHEET METAL CO. LTD. grassy lake Grassy Lake, Aug. 4.-A. B. Canning was in Lethbridge on business, returning Friday afternoon. Mrs. R. Watson of Mountain Park, Alberta, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Watson. Born-To Mr. and Mrs. John Parkinson, a daughter, July 28th. Mrs. John Paterson, who has been on an extended visit to her daughter in Thornton, Ontario, returned home Thursday. Alex. Hutchison has a new Overland car. Emil Wattum has bought the beautiful residence built by the late E. J. James Davies on the south side and expects to occupy It at once. Miss Weir of Killarney, Man., Is visiting her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Weir. W. M. Watson, our barber, has returned from a visit in Revelstoke, B. C. The garden party given by the Ladles Aid of the Presbyterian Church on the church lawn Tuesday evening, was a decided success, In every way. The evening waa beautiful, a good crowd and lots of good things to eat. The grounds were decorated with Chinese lanterns, long tables were laid, raspberries and cream was served and other refreshments, after which a concert was given inside the church. W. O. Lyons, Bishop of the Latter Day Saints for this ward has moved with his family to Burdett. Bishop Lyons expects to move his business, harness shop to Burdett in the near future. He is having a building built that is to be ready In a few weeks. R. H. Rouell, manager of the Im perial Elevator and family, left today to visit Mrs. Rouell's parents in Empress, Alberta. The elevator is closed during his absence. The community was shocked Friday morning to hear of the death of little Willie Cddie, aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Oddle, who formerly lived in town, but who now ,Uve on their farm 6 miles gut. The' funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Oddie have the sympathy of the entire community. t Mr. J. I. Kllgrow, Sr., one of our pioneer residents, who left early in the summer on a tour through California, Orgon, Nevada and Utah, returned this week to get ready for threshing. Mrs. T. H. Pliipps has returned from a month's visit with her daughter In Winnipeg. FOR A BIG FAIR Macelod, Alta., Aur. 6-July 31st 1917, was a great day for New York Life people in Alberta, as on that day they met in Calgary in a convention, to discuss the company's work, and their plans for the future. The agents met the supervisor of agencies in the Pallisier hotel, where they were given the figures for the past and prospects for the future. Mr. Elford was delighted with what had been done in Alberta, and left with the promise that this province will do its share In protecting the families for the coming years. Mr. Slmister of Areola, who sold his farm In that district, is now looking over Macleod district for a Bmall stock raising proposition. Much interest is now being taken In the Macleod fair, August 9th and 10th. Entries already are In advance of what they were last year, and the many attractions, including the great Chautauqua, will make the Macleod fair one of the greatest fairs held in the western provinces. Already hotel accommodation Is booked almost to the limit, and every one Is looking forward and preparations are being made to accommodate the great crowd who will visit aMcleod. Much interest has been taken in a | case that has boon handled by the town police, in the conviction of. the guilty party, for selling essence to Indians, which after being heard by the magistrate, was asked to contribute J100.00 an costs, which makes tho profits on the sale of the bottles dwindle almost out of-sight. A great deal of lnterest_ is being taken in the coming convention to be held in Winnipeg next week, and the full complement of representatives left Saturday night. They will join with others on the way, and thus make a large representation from Southern Alberta. A great demand for horses Is now being made. A sale advertised for a large bunch was sold en bloc before the day of sale, and the entire amount paid in cash, thus satisfying the owner as to the amount received. travers RUSSIA'S NATIONAL DEBT 50,000,000,000 ROUBLES Petrograd. Aug. 4.-Russia's national debt, which at the beginning of the war waa 9,000,000,000 roubles. Is now estimated at 50,000,000,000, according to a statement ot the Imperial bank. Its statement shows that jibe money in circulation Is 13,648,00.0,006 roubles against 1,633,000,000 at the beginning of the war. Credit notes issued the first five and a half months of 1917, amount to 4,549,000,000, against 3,476,000,000 for all of 1916. The gold reserve In Russia has fallen from 1,804,000,000 192,000,000. (From Our Own Correspondent) Travel's, Aug. 3.-Jack Standard's sister from Calgary, who has been visiting here for a few weeks, returned home today. � -; Mr. Kelly is managing the commissary for the Southern Alberta Land Co., he having come here recently. Mr. Mosler has secured a good well On the school section across the road from his place. The drill Is now at Mr. Stalcopp'a, The Ladles' Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. H. Hunter. A large crowd was out with many visitors. The next meeting will be in three weeks, Aug. 22nd, at the hall in town and a large crowd can be kept busy. Born-To Mr. aid Mrs. Al. Jones, a son on Sunday, July 29.-To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lynk, a son, on Tuesday, July,31. Mr. Holdge, near Lomond, was a caller here on Monday. Mr. Maxteads from North Dakota, was a visitor at the Ulrlck and Witting homes on Monday. Mrs. King, of Oklahoma, is vlfciting her mother, MrB. Elgin. Albert Graham and Roy Witting have been to Brooks on business most of the week. Mrs. A. Clark arrived this evening from St. Paul, where she has been visiting her relatives for a month or more. Mr. Witting is building a garage to accommodato his Dodge. Mr. Taylor Is also building a big cool house and stall for his cow. 1 Female yeoman ln~tt>e United .States t� navy will receive thesame pay as the men acting In the sa:ae capacity. Tubes That Reduce Tire Costs Good tubes-Goodyear Tubes-will help you get that lower-tire-cost-per-mile that offsets your high gasoline cost-per-mile. For the tube has a more than superficial bearing on tire costs. It may make or break a casing. 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