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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta NUMBER 201 Premier Norris Tells Big Winnipeg Convention That Is Ontkof Its Tusks CAN'T HAVE TWO LEADERS OF PARTY TO FACE ANOTHER WINTER OF Winnipeg, Auk. 7.-o. m. Hamilton, of McTaKgart, Hnsk.. was elected permanent chairman of Western Liberals convention at the opening session at tlio Itoynl Alexandra liotel tills morning. Capt. Clifford JJ. Keilly, of Calgary, was elected permanent vice-chairman. Moth elections wero unanimous. Premier Brewster of British Columbia, opened proceedings and called on ] Now York, Aug. 7.-A London dis Premier Norria, of Manitoba, for the | n(ltcn t0 thQ Sul, reada: "If Derlin, first addross. Among other things j un,i01. ,,,-ossure of Austria and dlsaf Norris declared that there had never | [o(.ted elements in Germany, puts for-heen a time in the history of Canada,, war(j 8erious, direct peace proposals when Canada required Bervlce of such | in autumn in order to avoid another Another Peace Offer, But Will Get Cold Shoulder If No Concessions ALBERTA RESERVE BAND IN ENGLAND high order as was the case today. The convention was not called for merely pnrtisnn purposes, and while they represented the west, there was winter of war, as la almost universal ly expected here, it is likely to get a cold reception in London and Paris unlesa it promises definitely and pobI- Thoy must have "Canada at large" at heart. If they started in with the Idea not to he partisan or sectional, then they were on l-ho right basis. The house of commons Is standing still In order to watch this convention and the whole of the Dominion looks The above is a photo of the all-^lberta reserve band now on reaervc duty in England. Tho band is representative of all reserve Alberta battalions now in England, and is considered one of the best bands In the army. It has been recontly detailed for duty at ono of the hospitals. The commander is Major W. H. Hewgill, of Calgary, and the bandmaster is Mr. A. T. Henson, formerly of Cardston. a well-known musician of Southern Alberta. In the band are many familiar faces from Southern Alberta. no prejudice against Eastern Canada, j uv"eiy the' restoration of all" conquered torritory, Including Aljiaco and Lorraine and ample indemnity tor damage done. "It is beyond question that the Germans are fast losing confidence in their ability to withstand another win-n the vrptt for a IpiiI Hn nmdicfod I tur of war' RePorts t0 this effect arc i The band comprises bandsmen from that this will l>lcBciDe \Britkk Columbia-I General Rain Covers District, Crops Are Much Improved Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 6.-A private cable announces the death' of Sir Richard McBride, former premier of British Columbia, in London at 6 o'clock this morning. Death is said to have been due to Brlght's disease, from which the former premier had been suffering for several years. Lady McBride and family are at present in England. Sir Richard and family were on the eve of sailing. It has not yet been decided whether interment will take placo in England or the body shipped to British Columbia for burial. , A Remarkable Career. Winnipeg, Aug. (i.-"I feel very keenly the news of Sir Richard Mc- Ottawa, Aug. 7.-The following summary as to Canada's war expenditures and our financial assistance to Great Britain has been compiled by officials of the finance department: Total war expenditure to July 20, 1917, including estimated amount for upkeep of troops in Franco $623,000,-000. Net debt of Canada, July JO, 1917, $851,000,000. Present rate of war expenditure per day in Canada and abroad, $850,000. Since the beginning of the war the Dominion government has made advances to the imperial munitions board for the purchase of munitions, aeroplane and ship construction of $288,000,000 and advances for purchases of cheese, hay, flour, etc., of $22,000,000, a total of $310,000,000. The amount owed to Great Britain on tho open account with the amount estimated to be due on account of the up-keep of overseas forces in Franco aggregates $272,000,000. In addition to the advances inado by the Dominion government, tho chartered banks of Canada have made loans to the imperial treasury for purchases of munitions and supplies in Canada to an aggregate amount of $100,000,000. Today Canada is furnishing $25,-000,000, a month to the imperial treasury for the purchaso of munitions in Canada and is finding a market for the purchaso of cheese from Canadian fanners for about $10,000,000 a month. Tho total purchasea of cheoso during tho season will aggregate $40,-000,000. It is necessary for the Do- Paris. Aug. 7.-French troop* Isat night broke into lines of the German crown prince on the Champagne front at three places, inflicting losses on the Germans and bringing back prisoners, it waa officially announced today by the French war department. The Teuton nttack between Avocourt wood and Hill 304, In the Verdun sec tor, was driven off with heavy losses to the Germans. There were violent artillery Awls in the Bixschoote sector of the Belgian front and between Hurteblsa and Craonne, north of the River AIM* Huns Thrown Back. Klschtnev, Russia, Aug. 7.-AostrA* German troops between the Dnelster and the Pruth have been thrown back on a front ten miles from Chotln, ao� cording to news from the battle front reaching here. Chotln la at the inaction of the Zbrocz and Dniester rtvere on the Galician Russian frontier, Hun Drive in Rumania. Berlin, Aug. 7.-Austro-Geitnan forces yesterday began an offensive against the Rnsso-Rumanlan armies In Moldavia, on the Rumanian front. Russian positions north of Fokahani, were stormed, according to the German official statement, and 1,300 prisoners were taken. Thirteen guns and numerous trench mortars also were csptured. Little Change. London, Aug. 7.- Field Marshal Hatg In his report on military opera- of the grand fleet are recognized. The official announcement says he will be j in '^n^ur^w Mr employed on special duty. The official (, Mcn wag ,ven t ottlciMy statement says the opportunity Is to be taken of the appointment of Vice- Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss to rearrange the duties of the second sea lord of the admiralty, who will be relieved of detailed administrative,work connected with personnel of fleet. Another change in the'admiralty Is the removal of Sir William Graham Greene from the permanent secretaryship at the admiralty to the secretaryship in the ministry of munitions under Winston Spencer Churchill. Sir William's departure is considered important as the post of permanent secretary which he has held since 1911, always has been largely responsible for the continuity of the admiralty tradition and policy. It is this continuity which la regarded by many as a dangerous factor in that it hinders initiative and adaptability to current needs, this afternoon by the war office says; "There was nothing of special Inter* est to report."- COST OF LIVING; PASTRY AVIATES Restauranteurs Cut Pie From Free List-Say It Costs 38c Bride's death," said Premier II. C. I minion government to furnlah fund* Brewster, of British Columbia, laat \ of. Canada, to supply munitions and night when interviewed. "Although ICOHHKP-U! 03 �e.0I 6). i Southern Alberta experienced its finest general rain since June last night, when a nor'wester brought the moisture in good measure. Up till seven o'clock this morning .58 inches had been registered at the Experimental Farm. Macleod got .62, the heaviest reported although points along the Oarmangay branches which received the early showers get more. The rain was fairly general. Along the Macleod line it was very heavy as It was also In the Crows Nest pass. On the Aldersyde line the rain was heavy. On the Cardston subdivision It was also good. On the Tabor subdivision It was lighter, and also on the Coutts branch while on the Foremost branch, Nemlscatn was the only point which reported early thin morning which had rain, However, It was raining then, and the whole line expected a good downpour. According to W. H. Fafrfleld of tho Experimental Farm, the rain will not do the early crops much good, although It will help to fill the heads. The later oats and flax however, will be benefited materially, while the potato crop will bo saved by the moisture. � -. . "[' Reports from the various points in the district received in the ps.it few days reflect considerably better crop conditions than those of a week ago. Correspondents state that tho yields will be heavier than expected. . Some cutting has already been dono.  RAIN AT PINCHER, Plncher Creek, Aug. 7.-A splendid rain has been falling over this district since 8 o'clock last evening. Heavy showers fell continuously all night. It is still raining and at present thore are no indications of If clearing up. COALDALE Coaldale, Aug. 6.-The cooler nights and lower temperature for the past wook or ten days has been favorable to the grain. It is allowiug it to nil hotter. Right, hero we have not had enough rain to make mud for about eight weeks, while ou Friday night thero were good showers to the north aud east. - A number will commence cutting within the next few days and harvest will bo fairly general.in a week or so. Crops have been variously estimated at from ten to thirty bushels per acre. Some may even exceed this. It Is likely there will be considerable shrun-stock up to the present time, but the supply Is precarious and may sown .(Cogxt&uu oh Pao* 9). (Continued on Page 6) Kerensky Has Accepted New Responsibility Petrograd, Aug. 6, via London, Aug. .7.-M. Kerensky Immediately accepted the new responsibilities thrown upon him by the conference of all parties at the winter palsce and has set to work. In accepting his country's call, Kerensky stated sufficiently clearly that he was ready to cany out his new duties unbound by any limitations. sell her exportable surplus of cheese. DRAFT RE3ISTER8. MARKETS pot wheat............ Local trsck wheat...... October wheat......... Local track oats....... October oate............ October flax............ WRATH tilt High.........................'. MM' .................... fereosst: Ceoi with showers. 240 2191/, 221 60 7a 44 McAle3tor, Okla., Aug. 6.- Forty allegod draft reslBters were brought hore from Holdonvllle today and lodged In the penitentiary pending a hearing. Throe others ^were arrested at Scipio and brought here. LIEUT. C. ROGERS Word conies through from London, England, today, that Lieut. Clarence Rogers, of the Flying Corps, has been awarded the military cross for gallant conduct on active service. Lieut. Rogers is a sbn of the late Canon Rogers who was a brother of Hon. Root. Rag. ers, and who was a resident here for a number of years before hut death. Lieut. Rogers enlisted as a private in the first contingent from Canada, joining the forces at the coast. He later transferred to the flying corps, after being In the trenches for: many months.. Ho is weJ.1 known here. �  * SOME GOOD WORK.  > Miss Jessie Blckle and Miss only been exceeded, in one In-  > stanco and that is by the  , I Mrs. Housewife, do yon know that it costs between 3t and 31 cents to bake a pie? That's what the high cost of living haa done to the pastry cook, according to information given the Herald this moraine by Shorty Nicas, proprietor of the White Lnnoh. and his figures are conenrre* tn W other; restaurant keepers. Level haa aviated almost out of reach,  three), pound pail retailing for one dollar while lard compounds have reached 28 cents. Flour and other Ingredients In the dyspeptic's delight have also soared until the pie may he said to be almost extinct in the pastry species. The result of this ollmb in pastty prices is that the restaurants of th� city have decided to eliminate pie from the regular dinner order, and where pie was free in a 35 cent meal It Is now struck off the list. Ten cents a cut is charged for all pie, the) proprietors figuring that they have to get about 50 cents out of a whole pis) to make any profit for themselves. Pudding is still on the free list US dosBort on the regular dinner. The pie aviation brings about the third increase In restaurant prioes in the past year, and a fourth is threat* enlng. While meats are holding; steady, the common garden variety of potato Is hovering round the pis cents a poind mark, and the restsw^ ant men shiver every time they have to order. The price isn't likely to come down either, as owing to the dry season, new potatoes are very small and accordingly scarce. Unless they are shipped in at a lower figure, f| would not be surprising to see the) potato go In the same list with pie In the cafe dinner and a straight charge made for them. weis^BWejP5s,wsF eh HUNS ARE CHEATED, SAYS german deputy Amsterdam, Aug. 6,-During the patriotic demonstration In the German reichstag, Deputy Lorrlnghoven, reviewing the three years of the war Is quoted by Vorwaerts as saying; "If, nevertheless the unexampled German successes, which in earlier times would long ago have brought peace, have not carried us any further, it is because the general world political and economical situation operates only in favor oi our enemies who have been able to enlist help from their ever growing number of allies. This aid has enabled them to carry on the war until the present day and so it has come about the* our soldiers have been really cheate* out of the fruiU el their victoriea" , 7313286? 03 94 47714?6946 7 6184 ;