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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 8, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X LETHBJUDGL',. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8, 1!>!7 NUMBER 202  LIBERAL CONVENTION CONDEMNS BORDEN GOVT. AS INEFFICIENT IN WAR BY Nearly 2,000 Attend the Opening Perl'omiaiH'e -Chautauqua Sure to lie Annual Affair Here. Tho Chautauqua Is un institution that is in Southern Alberta t6 Htay. It will bo an annual affair in Lethbridgo. No other conclusion could be reached after attending tho sessions held yesterday, the opening day of Chautauqua week here.' Despite tho chilly weather and its accompanying cool wind from the north, the afternoon session-yesterday, opening tho Chautauqua to the public, was attended by 500 people, while in the evening the big auditorium held more than 1000 people, many of whom had couio from country points. Tho afternoon crowd sat and shivered but in spite of this fact it thoroughly enjoyed the program which consisted of a 45-minute entertain- STRONG RESOLUTIONS PAS THE BIG WINNIPEG LIBERAL MEET * * * LETHBRIDGE DELEGATES Great interest is being manifested locally by electors of all shades of political opinion in the Winnipeg convention of western Liberals. The direct, bearing the result of tho convention will have on tho coming general election Is the reason of the great Interest shown. Messrs. S. J. Shepherd. W. S. Clalbralth, John Vaselenak and H. Ostlund are the delegates from Lethbridge and they went down uninstruct-ed. U. S. SENATOR HAS ARE STILL Have Evacuated Several Towns - French Repulse More German Attacks. I .'. PTE. ANDREW RUSSELL. A Lethbridge-born boy, whose death In action was announced in tho Herald some clays ago. Big Joe Peters' Ranch Sold at $15 an Acre-Other Land" At $25 J. CJ. Herbsman. one ot the best known BpeakerB on the continent, and an authority on community building, reached the city this afternoon from the north, and will spoak at the Chautauqua this evening on community building. Ho is being entertained this afternoon by Mjjyor Hurdle and others In a drive about the city and district. Those who are lutereBtod In community, building should hear. >lr. Horbsman, for not only Is he an entertaining speaker, but he Is also a great studont ot this subject and can glvo valuablo hints on the topic. Ho has been listened to by crowds wherever the Chautauqua has been. This evening'" entertainment will also include a concert prelude by Jtuthven McDonald, one of the most famous of Canadian singers. ' (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Alta., Aug. 7.-Today parties interested have made known the fact that 720S acres comprising the Big Joe Peters ranch and lands adjacent owned by Messrs. John Hadfield, A. J. Stoddard, K. J. Ivins and A. W. Anderson have boen sold to a Washington syndicate at a price .reported as near $15 per acre and it is said to be a cash deal. K. L. Hilling is the local salesman and this brings his total to thirteen thousand acres sold in 1917, all in this district. At Woolford, F. L. Mostagn purchased from John Paton, western manager for the Toronto General Trusts company, some 400 acres of farm land at $35 per acre. Mr. Paton was accompanying Mr. Castles, the vice-president and Mr. Laugmulr, the general manager of the company on an inspection trip west to Vancouver. Mrs. Grace Anderson, of Purple Springs, bought a quarter section "our miles from Cardston at $25 per acre. These deals were put through by the Cardston Investment company, 'and swells their total to over 7200 acres sold this year. A new telephone exchange building "Because it has exhibited gross incompetence and inefficiency in the face of rational peril. "Because it has substituted partisan selfishness for honor and fair dealing. "Because dissension has overcome leadership in Us councils and disaffection has taken the place of nrmness, ! resolution, courage and efficiency in execution we condemn it as no longer entitled to the confidence of the Canadian people." There was no debate on the resolution and no remarks other than a brief i introduction by Premier Slfton, who said that the proposals of tho resolutions committee on winning the war would bo brought down this afternoon or evening. The earlier part of tho forenoon session was occupied with lengthy discussion of Canadian banking matters, the debate concluding when the convention referred the whole question back to tho committee for further considentio.:.. The convention approved of government-owned cold stor-, r � . from Vienna view China's ' establishing a proper banking system ago plant.-: and of,vigorous steps to [ ";*> ' . , (nQ ,vork Gf tho! adequate for handling the business of put down combines in restraint �of j ^ * t ,, airao(las n blow at! Canada. tra�le. It was reported that 854 dele-j Goli,nmn mA Allstro.Hu,gai.,an busi-1 Delegate Knowlton, ot Vancouver, gates nave legistetcci. , negg jn Cnina> alul to oust two trouble-' moved an amendment to the amend- Momlng Session | sorao .t'rado competitors by furnishing ment calling for the creation of a corn- Winnipeg, Aug. S.~It was 10.30 this , Chinese with a pretext not to pay mission to operate and control the morning when tho Liberal convention their debts, rescind railway and min- banking situation ot the Dominion in was called to order by Chairman Ham- ing concessions granted to Austrlans j the interests of the people After tho ilton, who announced that the work of and Germans, confiscate Austro-Cer-' longest debata yet given the resolu- tho convention was pretty well advanc-' man capital investel in tho country,_____ ed and that "questions nrising out of i seize their ships and intern their sub- * the war" would Boon come up for cou-1 jects, the newspapers say. (CoKXINDEP ON 1\1QR 0) Aimed at Trade Competifion of Germany and Austria-Hungary in Orient Amsterdam, Aug. 8.-Austro-Hun-garian newspapers, according lo a iousness of the situation. Members of tho committee wore trying their best to settle tho matter and were bringing every diplomacy to the consideration of the question, as ho was sure the convention would do later on in the day. They want'. i\ to form a policy so that all Liberals would be able to un ite throughout the west and a policy by which the whole Liberal party in Western Canada can be united. Tho question of credit in all its phases and aspects war, most important before Canada after the win-the-war necessities, declared Mr. llaslam. "We are trustees for the western land and it is absolutely necessary1 that every acre of land should be cultivated to the fullest extent. He continued, "we hnve tho cheapest money tho machinery of our' governments and the wisdom of our legislators can provide." Proceeding, Mr. Hnslam said that people with money to invest got loo little and people who borrowed money had to pay far too much. Tho middleman, the people who stand between tho borrower and tho lender, get too big a rake-off. Manitoba delegates met at 9 o'clock today and aro said to have decided that on the question of leadership they will enter the convention with an open mind. They will Join in a vigorous plea for party unity and unity in policy. The resolution committee today re-| ceived a deputation of returned soldiers who urged that the convention pledge itself to a strong win-the-war policy and to sending adequate rein-| forcements for Canadians at the front. The ministerial association sent a deputation with requests along on a similar line. Both wore promised the best consideration of the delegates. Several speakers contended that tho banking resolution did not go far enough and an amendment was moved calling for Investigation of the banking act by commission with a view to NEAR CARDSTON Sen. Hutchinson of Washington Follows Example of Ex-Gov. Hay Senator R. A. Hutchinson, the ranking senator in the State of Washington, a big-hearted, big-bodied, genial, jovial senator, a big booster for Alberta and in intense earnestness when it comes to talking of the.war, is a visitor to the city today. He is here with W. D. Martin of the Big Ben Land Co., Spokane, who with, D'. E, Harris, of Lethbridge, has just .con: eluded a deal for the sale of the:Carlii' ranch near Cardston. This deal Includes the land, 1900 acres of It, and tho entire' outfit on the ranch. Senator Hutchinson left this' morning in his ear for a visit to his hew purchase. Senator Hutchinson and Mr. Martin came over the mountains from Spokane, leaving there on ths third. They had no troublo on the trip over. The senator is enthusiastic over the country here, and will bo one of Alberta's best boosters. As illustrative of the senator's earnestness in the allied cause, he told the Herald this morning he had offered to raise a cavalry regiment for use of his government at the front. He has received the thanks of President Wilson for his patriotic action. H|> also wroto Theodore Roosevelt, offering his cavalry regiment to the famous leader. A characteristic letter came back from "Teddy," to the effect that the senator's offer was fine, but saw little chance ot himself getting to the front. London, Aug. S. - The newspaper Novoye Vremya, of Petrograd, reports that the Russians have evacuated Proskurov in Podolia, on the Bug, as well as Kamenetz-Poddolsk, 53 mites south. Nothing of Importance Berlin, via London, Aug. 8.-"Thero is nothing of special importance to report from either western or eastern fronts," says the supplementary official statement issued tonight from German headquarters. German Bombardment London, Aug. 8.-German artillery last night began active bombardment of the British front in Belgium to the east and north of Yp'res. British troops during the night raided Teuton trenches near Lomb.iertzyde and returned with some prisoners and machine guns. French Report Paris, Aug. 8.-Troops ot the Qer� man crown prince last night launched attacks on French positions east of Vauxalllon and west of the Californte Plateau, in the Aisne region. The French official statement says all attacks were repulsed. German raids north ot St. Mihlel, in the Verdun sector, and In the upper Alsace were checked by French Are. On the greater part ot the Alsne front, the statement addn, there was heavy mutual artillery Are. BACK FOR CANADA LITTLE SIDE BET I Must Fight To End - Convention Opposes Hereditary Titles STAMPEDE WILL BE BEST EVER; MANY BIG FEATURES COMING "Let> 'em rear." That's to bo the slogan for the big Stampede next Is to go up opposite the Massey Harris week, and there is no doubt there is company's building just West ot R. L. Folsom's residence in the next few months. Tenders are out for thfi building. ' * KERENSKYS HEALTH J London, Aug. 7.-Tlie health tit Alexander F. Kereusky, Russia's man of the hour, is a matter bt gr*ve concern to his friends and associates, according to members of the English delegation which has just returned from Petrograd. Premier Kereftsky'B health was none too good when he took office and the strain since has been hot only constant, hut probably heavier than any other statesman lu the world today. .  �: going to be rearing enough. Ray Knight, Canada's Buffalo Bill, and the manager ot the action end ot the stampede was In the city this morning, and to the Herald he told of soine of the arrangements. The old town is going to bo turned loose and the wildest wild-west stuff ever seen in this neck ot the woods will be pulled off. 300 Head of Stock. There will he over 300 hoad of stock tor tho stampede, and the boys who will ride the bronks have their work cut out for thorn. A. P. Day. who managed the Medicine Hat Stampede will bo here with his string of twisters Including Scar Head, Twd Spot, Cannon Ball, Reservation, and^ Sage Hen. No need to introduce those* beauties to the boys who try to ride 'em straight up. Mr. Day will arrive with his string on Monday morning and will be here all week reciprocating the aid furnished the Medicine Hat stampede by Ray Knight. '' Then HysBop Bros, will be on dtok with their wild ones, and these will the biggest ever staged In Lethbridge. include tho old veteran Sky Rocket , They want the people to get a real which eVen Tom Three Persons has nevor conquered. Sky Rocket has never yet been ridden true stampede fashion. Besides, Georgo Ross is bringing In a string, and Mr. Knight himself Is picking over' his horse herds (or tho toughest propositions on the range. ;' As for tho cattle, there are plenty to choose from for all operations from branding to bulidogging. Feature Acts. The stampede committee isn't niggardly with money to make the affair Every big cow outfit has a champion when it comes to branding.' Young calves are branded each year, at the brand round-up, and it is one of the big jobs of the cowboys. Ray Knight thinks tho Knight Sugar Co. has one of tho best men with tfte rope and branding iron in the country, and he is ready to back his opinion to the tune ot $500. Rollo Kinsey is the name of his favorite cowboy for this job. Tho Mclntyre ranch outfit south of Magrath thinks It possesses a Bweet puncher who can trim Kinsey to a standstill, and has covered Mr. Knight's $500. Joe Peters Is the name of the man on whom they are hanging their $500. Peters and Kinsey will decide matters at the big stampede here next week. Each will brand 25 calves. They will work against time, one man branding one day and tho other the next. The event will take place on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon, and every cowboy in the south country is golug to be here to see ihe fun. MARKETS Local track oats ........... .. n 61 WEATHER Hhjh ....... .......... ..... B0 bow ................. ..... AZ : FtrtCMt-Fair, becoming warmer. whiff of the real old range days, and they are going far and wide to get the men to lend the right color to the occasion. One ot the feature acts will bring out "Texas*Georgo" all the way from Las Vegas, New Mexico, who is said to beHhe handiest man with a six-gun on the continent. He will give an exhibition of shooting as it wns in tho old days on the range when a man could srnil a nicklo at fifty yards every shot. Ho gives three acts, one, Accord, t0 c g Cheeseinan of shooting from a ground position, one r.,_ju�_, lo , ,fc,^.,."�,!Ji\" from a horse and one hanging by his f� ft.^i��t�� \�l legs from the back of an automobile , ^S^uU^ which will yield 25 bushels to the acre of No. 1 wheat. It is the result log going 40 miles an hour, Another feature will bo some fancy bulidogging by "Dutch" Soldol "of Montana, champion of many contests ot an experiment tried last year by Mr. Kearl. He planted a field late tn Ho is a trick rider of note also. Ihe thr spring to green feed. When the bulidogging ho does from a motor- grain was up about six inches he drill-cycle, introducing a modern feature ed in his winter wheat,  When it came into the old ranpe stunts. Both Seldel time to cut the green feed tho Winter and "Texas George" are now on tho wUeat was about six inches high. The ground so there will be no doubt about / Btubble held the snow well during the their being here. .(Continued ' oh Pao* 6). winter with the result that: Mr. Kewl has the best crop ot winter wheat'Vt lever produced. ^ Winnipeg, Aug. 7.-In an Informal address at the Liberal Convention while the resolutions committee was � in conference Premier Martin of Saskatchewan touched upon the issues of the war and declared that insofar as Canada was concerned there must be no drawing back. That. convention; and In fact the whole ot the Dominion,. must not do anything which might be construed in any way as indicating that the Dominion was faltering and was in favor ot drawing hack. The duty of all was to see to it that reinforcements were sent to relieve the forces at the front. "Until the war ends, our duty must be to see that we perform our full part," he said. The resolutions committee appointed the Hon. A. B. Hudson of Winnipeg as chairman and reported as their first resolution one dealing with the national resources of the western provinces. "The condition has arrived in the development ot the western country when it can be no longer kept from justice," said Premier Slfton in moving the resolution. S. J. Latta, M.L. A., for Last Mountain, Sask., seconded it. The resolution demanded the transfer to the provinces ot their natural resources from the federal government, and Mr. Slfton urged that if the west had its proper representation at Ottawa, the transfer would have been made before this. The resolution waa carried unanimously. G. St. Clair Stubbs, Blrtle, Man., moved the following resolution, which was carried unanimously: "That this convention Is opposed to the granting of hereditary titles In Canada and of all other titles other than those for military and national service." "Resolved that the Dominion franchise be .extended to women on tha same bqsis as men," was tha motlou moved by Mrs. C. 8. Holling, Winnipeg, seconded by, Mrs. S. W. Brown, Vancouver, and which carried enthusiastically. Mrs. Holling, in speaking to the resolution said: "It has been a mystery of 60 years that men of intelligence have treated women as if they we're idiots or imbeciles, lam glad such a day is past and nothing can stop the onward march now." BRIGHTER CROP OUTLOOK Chicago, Aug. 7.-Extremely sathh factory, conditions in regard to Uul. crop outlook for corn wort graatlf heightened today by soakinc/Taint t&at broadly speaking covered tkt weal*** i half of the corn belt, 1 - 22 13385933 ;