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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta \ page potm THE LETHBR1DGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1917 ftetbbtibae Detail lctbl>rt&ve, Hlbcrta DAILY AND WIEKLY Subeorlptlen Rata*: Daily, delivered, per week ..... .10 Daily, delivorod por year ......J5.00 Daily, by mall, per year.........H.00 Weekly, by mail, per ysar...... .Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..*2.u� 1252 1234 TELEPHONES Business Otflce ............. Editorial Ofllco ............. W. A. Buchanan Prosldent nnd Managing Director John Torranco   Business Manager Dates of expiry ciTaunscriptlons appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration data Is our authority to continuo the subscription. Hrig.-Gen. O. S. Maunsell is gen-oral staff offlcor at Barrlcfleld Camp. Toronto's tax arrears are $2,000;00fl. Edmonton's arrears are $5,000,000. Dr. Archibald McTavish of Thomas, an old resident. Is (lead Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The advance of the Canadians on the front at Lens was over a front of 1000 yards to a depth of TOO yards nt most points. This advance places the Canadian troops in the outskirts of tho city, and gives them an increased advantage. Tho activity on the Belgian front has been confined to repulse of German attacks. The dispatches yesterday contained tho news that the Germans are planning a campaign with the Turks for the recapture of Bagdad, taken this sprint by General Maude. The British hare made extensive preparations for the defence of this ancient city �nd will likely have little difficulty in resisting any offensive by the Turks and Germans, which must of necessity be weakened by the greater lack of men now experienced by the enemy forces. The Russians are giving indications of resistance to the Teuton advance, and it is stated that they are preparing to make a determined defence now. about during tho past tow days as to what various delegation* from various dlstrlct.i will do that one la at a loss to know what will be the outcome. Frosa tho way the western Liberals in the House lined up on tho conscription bill, howevpr, there Is great hope that they will carry enough weight at the convention to swing it in favor of the Military Service bill, and once that is accomplished there should not be a great deal of difficulty in arranging for a union with eastern pro-conscription Liberals with a view to the formation of a coalition government which can safely appeal to tho people nt the coming election. One of tho leaders of Libera! thought in Canada is X. W. Howell, loader of the opposition hi the Ontario legislature. His views are very closely the views of the pro-conscription Liberals of tho Dominion, and he knows the need of conscription from his Canadians on the fighting lines. If western Liberals can get his viewpoint, and we believe they can and will at this convention, there will be no difficulty in deciding the future course of tho party west of the Great Lakes. Mr. Rowell, In a recent speech, said: You all-know my position. For ; nearly three years I have been giving my best thought and attention to tho issues of this war nnd Canada's participation in It. 1 arc by a proper organization of our man-, power and resources, we can reinforce 1 tllQ ltallaI1 shipyards, and maintain our present divisions nt ^PICKED MP IN-* JPASSJJVG FOR TUB BUSY MAN St. Lieut.-Col. J. U. Spier, Medicals, is appointed to command the convales-ceut hospital nt Bromley. Wilfrid Mtddloton. a young man. was drowned in the Bay of Quinto while bathing oft Zwick's Island. Chevalier Krtiiaiino Amino ltns been , appointed Vice-Consul in Toronto for own experiences in visiting the ; tbe Italian government. G. X. Simmons, Springfield, was elected president of the Summer School of Rural Leadership held at Guelph. Ernest Johnson, a young Englishman employed at the Canadian Explosives plant at Parry Sound, was drowned in Richmond Lake. The construction of merchant ships onvinced that iof " �"iform l-vPe and measuring '1 S.00O tons has been commenced in Georges Innea, aged S, was found drowned In the rhror at Brnntford. Deaf and dumb girls are being employed in telegraphy In Toronto. Prank Richardson barrister' and novelist, was found dead in London. Ho was born In 1870. Tho 1018 convention ot tho West-rn Canada Irrigation association will be held at Nelson, B. ('. Sixty per cent, of men examined In tho U. S. draft have passed physical tost. Seventeon States in the V. S. have already filled their regular army war quotas. j Coal dealers in conference with tho ; Dominion Fuel Controller blamed the j railway chiefly for tho coal situation. i The appointment of S. P. Simpson, C.A.D.C., to take charge of tho dental ; clinic at tho new Queen's M. C. H, Is j announced. ! In the South African war 6.8G3 men ; were killed in action. 7,SO" died from ; enteric fever, and 4,926 from other dls-i eases. Roger* on his exoneration by the fvMcLcod-Tollier Commission of the charges made against him by Mr. Justice Gait. The Militia Department has not heard that the pay of Canadian officer* Is to be Increased, ns indicated In a London cable. Tho consent of the Government hero is essential, but the recommendation for any such Increase would como from Sir George Perley. With a deep bayonet wound In his back, received when ho reslstod national guardsmen who arrested him, Gustav L. W. Longtars, an admitted Industrial Worker ot tho World, is in tho Salt Lake county jail. His arrest was effected at Bingham, aftor It la allogcd, ho had cursed tho government and damned the United States flag. A long official report from Roar-Admiral Albert Gleavos describing tho incidents involving encounters ot American troopships and thoir convoying war vessels with German U-lioats in Juno falls to bear out tho account of those incidents contained in an official statement furnished to tho U. S. press. A declartlon by the late Gen. Havrf-son Gray Otis, addressed to his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, his wife, and concentrating "tho future ownership and control, and also tho destiny of tho most precious of all my material -.....-- - , , , . , , That wool will be selling at $1 per Tho registration of .. the front without prejudicing agnail-, ul fn Calgarv m m6 is tho opinion Kansas City cost tho ture, which is also vital to the nation s ( n{ f;]llvin Jacfe o( tnQ ]jvo stock finii, barely moro than four life,'.'at-other essential/n^tries.>f Galvui rf ary must be maintained if tho war Is to be ' 1,47,1 men In Governmont cents for I each man. The District Trades Council of Tor-1 A noteworthy development In Tur- successfullv prosecuted. The experi euce of other countries at war proves , "7ivoYestk'agnimt \heC.'X. H. jklsh women's life, the establishment And when this . purchMe> lleclarmg for the national ' ' " '---------- ' ,D---f~ ization of all Canadian railways. possessions, the Los Angeles Times, in tho hands (before my death) of members ot my own . family," was made public at Los Angeles. Since the firr.t of the year the number of patients In tho care of the military hospitals commission In Canada has Increased fourfold. On July 22nd tho number of patients on tho commission's roles was 8,449, an Increases of tin during tho week previous. At tho first of the year tho total population of tho commission's hospitals wan somowhero in tho neighborhood of ;,ooo'. # Tho will of tho Duchess of Coil-naught, who died In March Inst, disposes of property of tho sworn valuo of JCH'S.OII. The duchess bequeathed �135,000 to tho tormer Princess Margaret/ of Connaught, now crown princess Gustavo Adolph of Sweden; �no,000 to tho Princess Victoria Patricia. Tho remainder of tho property goes to the son of tho duchess, Prlncu Arthur ot Connaught. In order to reduce traffic, halfpenny fares have been withdrawn by Ixmdon, England, omnibus compaclos. DIRECTOR IT OF AUTO LIVERY AND DRAYING Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work en either steam or gas tractors. Only high olass work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First AveT 8. Phone 1732 If You Arc Going to Watcrton Lakes Phono Boulton's Auto Livery We will be glad to give you all Information possible. Our rates are reasonable. Phone 1200, Lethbrldge, Alta. that we can do this has been done, in view of what other nations have already accomplished, our sacrifice will be less in proportion than that of any other nation which entered the war at the time we did. In order that I might better under- at Constantinople of a large department store for women, is announced. No men are to be employed in any Three robbers armed with rovol- ; capacity, vers robbed and gagged three men j - employed in the offices of J. W. Sny- j S. Abell, aged 70, In order that I might netter unuer-1 cm^.^jt^ .,. ,-----------.. - , _ . _ of Holland Land- stand the real situation, I visited the : der Co., contractors, at Chicago, and ing, driving across tho tracks of tho battle front last year, and have endea- j escaped with ?5,t00 of the concern's , Grand Trunk Railway just outside payroll. j that village, was struck by n north- - j bound train and killed. His horse Four years on each ot four charges lWas also killed, of forgery was the sentence given ! - Wm. J. Leseur-by Police Magistrate J The loss to the province of Manl-Creasor at Owen Sound, while he ' toba through fires for tho first six was also sent up for trial on the �. months of the fiscal year was ap- ' proximately $1,000,000, $700,000 ot which was from fires in the province The American commissioner for Ar- \ anu the rest in the city of Winnipeg, menian and Syrian relief has announced that more than $400,000 was vored to keep in touch with conditions at the front ever since. I spent some weeks looking Into the situation in Great Britain and France, I found both countries putting forth unprecedented efforts and making unparalleled sacrifices to achieve victory. I have been in close touch with the recruiting ; charge of bigamy situation in this province since the' outbreak of the war, and I know something of the recruiting conditions in the other provinces, WHAT CHAUTAUQUA WEEK MEANS TO US Lethbrldge" s Chautauqua opened today, with a bright outlook for success. The venture Is a new one in this section of Canada but the way it has "caught on" to use a slang expression, is good augury for the tutors. Tho Chautauqua is something different from anything we have yet had to do with. It appears to be a sort of community week of education and entertainment. Lethbridge aims to lead as a community centre. If we do our part to make the Chautauqua a success, it will do much to strengthen us In our position. Attendance at the Chautauqua is not enough, though if you attend, enthusiasm and the Chautauqua spirit will soon follow. But we have many strangers within our gates for the. week. The most courteous treatment of these visitors, many of whom have come tor the whole week, �will do much to give the Chautauqua the flavor that will make it a success as an annual affair. Let us treat our Chautauqua visitors so well that they Will want to come again. They will l>e glad then to hear we are going to have Chautauqua week every year. WHEN 18 A TRIBUNAL REALLY A TRIBUNAL? Things have come to a pretty pass In Canada. A justice of the supreme court sits as a Royal Commission to determine whether a minister of the crown has been involved with his col leagues in a scandal which had brought about the downfall of those colleagues. This report is adverse to the minister In question and immediately another commission is appointed to Investigate his finding. In another instance a government appointed commission brings In a report, after an investigation, showing that a packing concern has made unjust profits at the expense of the people as a result of the war. The head pt the packing company objects, and a com-ajlsslon is appointed to revise the firBt oammlssioner's findings. Whero is it going to end ? Why shouldn't the man given 10 years for Kafe-blowlng be entitled to a commission to check up the judge's findings. It looks just as sensible. Our social structure is beginning to crumble when we find the sort of thing that has been going on in Canada of late. If we are taught to treat our tribunals as Russian tribunals are being treated by the Russian people at the present time we need not be surprised If we find ourselves as a nation heading lor the rocka. Applying my best judgment to the: sent to Its agents in the near east conditions as I found them and knew 1 where destitution is said to he great-them. I reached the conclusion some' er than in any other part of the Otto-months ago that Canada could not' man empire, continue to reinforce her men at the - front, could not maintain her posi- Dean, the former agent of the Im-tlon in the battle-line, could not con- ] perial Elevator company of Winnipeg, tinue her struggle for her own free-; at Colfax, was committed to stand dom, under the voluntary system, j trial on seven charges of forgery and Havir.tc reached the conclusion that; uttering, the preliminary hearing tak-compulsory military service was es-; ing place at Weyburn. C. B. Cryder-seutiai for the defence of Canada and man, paymaster for the company, was the preservation of our liberties, it, arrested as he stepped out of the wit-was my duty to say so; not because I i ness box at Weyburn, and A. Delong, liked compulsion, for I do not; not be-! aneged to be an organizer for the cause I believed it would be popular, i Xon-Partisan League, was takon in for I knew it would not be popular, \ charge here. They will be charged but because I believed it was neces- witn frawi an(i conspiracy, sary, and that the people of Canada,. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ if they once realized the necessity, (---�---------- � would be prepared .to make any sacri- J SHaVBaMHHBJBIBHBBHBBBIMBJ fice required to achieve victory. j The actual need for reinforcements i Is much greater than I had thought j possible. We cannot enlist men and j put them into the trenches at once.  They must have months of training j before they can take their places in | the firing-lino.' They should have at least six months' training. To put men in the firing-line who have not compelted their training is fair neither to the men, to their companions in arms, nor to the cause for which they are righting. I have looked into the question of our infantry reserves In Great Britain, j and 1 am convinced that, even if we; had our new recruits ready to com-1 mence their military training at this \ moment, before they could complete their training our infantry reserves would be exhausted at the present rate of wastage. The appeals that come to us from across the sea for assistance and support from our own officers and men are appeals which we cannot resist. We have asked these men to go there j and fight our battles; we promised i them that Canada would be behind them to the last man and the last dollar. How can we at this time fail to respond to the urgency of their need? And dealing with the problem of making wealth pay, he says: "Sometimes 1 feel that in spite of all the individual heroism and self-sacrffice shown by Canadians there is little sign yet of a real awakening. . . . I wonder who number the most -those killed in battle or those who have made money out of the war-I Bpeak only of Canada. The impression, inadequate, I am sure, but not without some justification-gathered by nearly every man I have talked to who has been home to Canada on leave, is that people there are more Interested in the money to be mado out of the war than anything else." Mr. Rowell's views are held by thousands of the less partlzan Liberals In Western Canada today, and It will be well for them if the Winnipeg convention leaves no doubt In the minds of the people of Canada that this 1b the case. During an electrical storm at Boy Scouts' camp on Kolb Fiats, along Grand River, Ont., abet three miles from Kitchener, Signal Instructor Alfred Mercer was instantly killed -by being crushed by a falling tree which had been struck by lightning. Mrs. Amy D. Winship, SG years ot age, oldest college student, has returned to attend the summer session at Wisconsin yhivcrsi(]V Beeuuso of the difficulty to get to 'classes during the winter she attended college at i California University. Seventy-one Conservatives in Ottawa signed and presented a testimonial congratulating Hon. Robert Unreserved Auction OF CATTLE at Magrath on SATURDAY, AUG. 11 1917, COMMENCING AT 10.30 A.M. ABOUT 250 HEAD AS FOLLOWS About 35 head of 1-year old heifers and steers. About 115 head of heifers from 2 to 4 years old. About 50 head o1' 2-year old steers. About 50 head of cows in calf. These cattle are all of good Durham stock and in good condition. Any one wanting good stock should make a special effort to attend this monster sale at Magrath on August 11th. TERMS CASH W. L. WILSON, OF LETH3UUDGE, FARM SALE AND LIVE STOCK AUCTIONEER IT COSTS NO MORE TO RIDE IN A Comfortable Car We use a 7-passenger Hudson In care of an experienced and careful driver. The Hudson Auto Livery Phones: Day 668 Night 1260 J. PAPPA3, Owner OTT'S AUTO LIVERY Day Phone 1540 Night Phone 787 DRAYING Phonea 1345 or 1350 Turner & Witchell Office at Kennedy's 410 13th St DRAYING Of All Kinds .WesternTransfcrCo. Limited Office-C. P. R. Freight Sheds PHONES Office........... 1161 Stable* .......... 1Q64 CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader, Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A HIS CONDITIONS. ALL EYES ON THE WINNIPEG CONVENTION Today the eyes ot Canada are turned on Winnipeg where the Liberals ot tbe west are meeting to determine tlfllr attitude toward conscription and towardi tbe plan tor an union government which Sir Robert Borden haB put forward. What will be tho attitude of tha Liberals we cannot say. There |uiv� been so many rumors flying Petrograd, Aug. 6.-Gen. L. G. Kor-nlloff, In accepting tiie position of commander In chief of the Russian armies, has telegraphed to Premier and War Minister Keronsky tho conditions under which he Is willing to take tho supremo command: First, I wish to he responsible only to my conscience and to tho people, soya the general. Second. No ouo shall Intervene in my fighting orders and appointments Third. The measures adopted during the last tew days at the front also shall be applied at tho depots in the rear. STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACTOR Four Horses for the, Price of One (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) $295 and a Ford IN GOOD CONDITION MAKE8 A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1600-LB. HORSES 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. IF YOUR AGENT DOES NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 804 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bast, Chin, Alberta ;