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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE. ALBERTA, FRIDAY, Al'CU'ST 10, 1917 NUMBER 204 ANOTHER COALITION OFFER IS MADE CANADIANS TAKING LAST LENS DEFENCES E THE " Chautauqua" V. H. E. In Early Morning Raid Take More Trenches With Little Resistance BRITISH AND FRENCH MAKE ADVANCES (By the Canadian Overseas Correspondent). . Canadian Array Headquarters, Aug. 10.-Under protection of a heavy barrage Shortly after 4 o'clock Thursday morning, raiding parties on a front of over 2,000 yard3 penetrated enemy positions' on Cite du Moulin and St. Laurent sectors, returning with seveu-al prisoners'. The raiders on a large part of front attacked, passed over the enemy's first line and support trendies, whic'h were found to bo lightly held and In bad condition. A number of enemy subterranean shelters were demolished, but nothing is known as to the fate of their occupants. Our men returned to their own trenches with manifest reluctance. _ Some of them said there would have been no difficulty in pushing forward into the streets of Lens. Troops engaged were from Ontario. Their casualties were slight. At some point� trenches were found to have been pounded out of al! resemblance to defensive positions. Many dugouts were I know now what Chautauqua means, I did not know before, That word stuck in my "palate," And I "chewed" it. o'er and o'er. To "masticate" wub not my fato, "Digest" was out of question Until Chautauqua camo to towu And cured my "indigestion." Chautauqua means an annual "feast," of good things, rich and rare- A "festive board" from life's great store- A mental "bill of fare." The most fastidious appetite Can be appeased with ease, No course upon the "menu" card, But what Is bound to please. Laughter, until you ache wit J Joy, Wisdom and wit unite- Humour and fun join hands as one, Recruiting hearts' delight- Kxpand your chest with welcome Jest And banish enre-worn issues- No tonic, like Chautauqua night To build tip weary tissues,  There's intellectual treats and "sweets," Co-mingled with the "spices"- There's serious flights and . heights Mixed with your "tea and ices." Mind, heart and soul as one great whole Is tuned, toned and enlightened- With danco and play and music cay Chautauqua week is brightened. Take it from me, I've been to see," I've got the proper "dope," I do not-prate or. speculate lofty PLEASED CONVENTION In Vigorous Terms Denounce Resolution Passed by the Liberal Gathering P RESS COMMENT ON THE WINNIPEG CONVENTION HOT WORDS FOR THE POLITICIANS also Keen (that had been blown in by jon ^iat r merely hope. our heavy-guns. One exploring party had land mines explode in front of J them near a crater which was the scenoroT lively fighting earlier in the week. Undeterred by, the^c explosions they pushed on and 'encountered*, an enemy patrol of 13 men who took shelter in dugouts. .'Only two answer-, ed the call to surrender and the remainder were killed in the destruction of the dugouts. . Further Progress Loudon, Aug. 10.-French forces on the left flank of the British lines in Belgium made further progress to the east and north of Bixschoote last nighL according to the official report made to the war office by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. British raiding parties blew up German dugouts on a wide front east of Monchy Le Preux on the Arras front, the report adds, and greatly damaged Teuton defences. French Broke Hun Line* Paris, Aug. 10.-French forces last night made further progress against German positions on the Belgian front. The Frenchmen broke into the German lines, occupied several farms to the east of Bixschoote and west of Langrick and captured a number of machine, gUns, according to the Fronch official statement. North of St. Quontln the Germans attacked the French positions along a front of nearly a mile in.the region of Fayet. The Fronch statement says the assault was repulsed except at the centre where German detachments gained a foothold in the French advanced trenches. In the course of the night the Germans also made violent attacks on the. French lines between Pantheon farm and Epin des Cliov-reny on the Aisne front, some German detachments which penetrated the French positions were either killed or captured after hand to hand fighting. German Statement Berlin, via London, Aug. 10.-Deep masses of British troops laBt night attacked German positions on the Arras ' front between the Monchy-Pelves road and the Arras-Cambrai road. 'Storming waves,, according to the official German statement, suffered severe losses and were repulsed after hand to hand fighting. North of St. Quentin Germans captured some linos of French trenche.s over a front of 1200 yards and took 150 men prisoners. Between the Yser and Lys rivers In Belgium, the-.,German statement says, urtlllery activity was increased in drum fire this morning when entente allied' infantry' attacks were launched over wide sectors east and southeast of, Vpres. For young and old, for mind and 3oul Verbose or quite laconic-. Humanity in each degree Should get Chautauqua, tomlc. Winnipeg, Aug. 9.-The Liberal convention of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, which has been in session here since Monday evening was brought to a conclusion at G o'clock this afternoon, when, a resolution was carried consolidating as the platform of the Liberal party of western Canada the resolutions on policy which had been adopted.: The work of the afternoon session was important, and resolutions were carried approving of the formation of a national government after the general election; approving of tbe principle of government ownership of railways, telegraphs and express systems; declaring indefensible the payment of an arbitrated price to Mackenzie and Mann for sixty million dollars of common stock of the Canadian Northern railway, and suggesting that newspapers and other publications be required to publish at intervals the names of all those financially.; interested in them and of their responsible editors. Just before adjourning Hon. Frank Oliver read the following telegram which he had received from Sir Wilfrid Laurior and which referred to the proceeding in the convention on Wednesday: 'Resolutions as reported in morning papers are quite satisfactory. Result ts very cheering;" Tim delegates then cheered Sir Wilfrid .very heartily and. followed with cheers for the 'chairman and Mr. 'Oliver,; sang the national anthem and \ dispersed. Most of them are leaving for their homes tonight. Winnipeg, Aug. 9.-Characterizing the win-lhe-war resolution passed by the Liberal convention last night as "cunningly twisted" to appear like a conscription resolution and denouncing the Indorsement of Sir Wilfrid Laurier as leader, the executive council of the Great War Veterans tonight unanimously adopted the following resolution: "We, the Great War Veterans' association of over 1,800 returned officers and men of the' present war do place ourselves on record as follows: "(1) That wo read with amazement and scorn of the resolutions passed at the Liberal convention. '(2) That we are of opinion that the delegates present have not the slightest conception of war conditions and have no interest in the efficient conduct of Canada's share in the war excepting so far as the interests of themselves and their party are advanced. "(3) That the so-called win-the-war resolution as adopted by the convention is a mockery and an insult to the Canadians at the front, as the resolution is a cunningly twisted arrangement of words deliberately intended to simulate a conscription-resolution, without in any way binding the' Liberal party. "(4) That the indorsement of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the leader of a part of the dominion which is solidly against conscription and which would if allowed, permit our boys at the front to go without reinforcements rather than send a man from their province, is an insult to western Canadians, and the nomination of such a man � as leader is totally incompatible with any win-the-war resolutions. "(n) That we denounce the majority of the delegates to the convention as party politicians as men who made no attempt to avoid a general election at the most critical time in the empire's history. In short, we denounce these men as traitors to their country." Presa Comment Toronto, Aug. 10.-In I he courRe of a lengthy editorial on the western convention, the Globt (Liberal) this morning said: . "White the Ncnly resolution is vigorously worded. It would have been, strengthened by the Turilf amendment. The framers of the resolution admit that It endorses conscription, then why shy at the word? It lias an ugly sound in British ears, but in this war two great Anglo-Saxon democracies have made conscription the bulwark of freedom. The downright declaration of Mr. Tariff will lind echo in the hearts of thousands of oar-nest Liberals in every province of the Dominion. "The word conscription has been kept out of the convention resolution but it cannot be kept out of the election. It will resound from thousands of platforms and the candidate who declines to pronounce it will be chal- lenged whenever ho speaks on the war." Under the heading: "The political whirlwind," the World (Conservative!, declares that each day "confirms what the World Iras been tolling its readers for some time now that Canada is passing through political revolution that may even prove a whirlwind." "The parties and politicians are in the vortex already," says the World editorially. "The Liberal convention and its resolutions at Winnipeg and the excited condition of its delegates, all these showed that the people of the west are moved as never before. The program adopted is the most radical over brought out in Canada. "Returned soldiers are in a ferment and the women of the country are disturbed. The attempt to dynamite the home of Lord Atholstan at Montreal was made the day after the arch- BULLETINS RAILWAY STRIKE Madrid, Aug. 10.-After negotiations covering a long period between the railroad employers and employees the men last night broke off relations with their companies. A strike of the men Is expected to begin at 8 o'clock tonight. The government la taking all measures to maintain the traffic. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 10). Bad Explosion in London London, Aug. 10.-An explosion and fire In the big chemical works In east London last night wrecked the building and killed or injured scores of workers. Thirteen bodies of women so far have been, rescued from the ruins. Many of the injured have been treated at police stations and other convenient places. Bodies are still being searched for. The New Food Regulations SEND DELEGATES London, Aug. 10.-The conference of the British labor party held at Westminster today voted to send delegates to Stockholm consultive conference', by 1,046,-000 to 55,000. The conference was in an uproar which ended only when the result of the card vote was announced. DISCOVERED! London, Aug. 10.-Dispatches to the Times from Athens says the government has discovered correspondence between Emperor William and ex-King Conetantlne and will lay it before the chamber. Ottawa, Aug. 9, - Regulations for restricting the use of beef, bacon and white'bread in public eating place* and for prohibiting the use of wheat in the distillation or manufacture of alcohol have been promulgated-by^eeder-ln-council at the instance of the food controller. The serving of beef and bacon is prohibited on Tuesdays and Fridays and at more than one meal on any other day. Substitutes such as corn bread, oat cakes, etc., must be provided at every meal at which white, bread is not served. EVACUATE ARMENTIERE3 Paris, Aug. 9-A dispatch to the Havas Agency from Haze-brouck says it was learned there that the whole population of Ar-mentlers will evacuate..No details are given.  i .- . RE ATTEND T ELEVEN DROWNED Eleven persons have been drowned and a child died of exposure in Lake Ontario when the coal schooner George A.. Marsh, of Belleville, Ont., foundered in a heavy gale on the voyage from Oswego, N. Y., to Kingston. BANK CLEARING3 T 6 ? ? This week, 1917 This week, 1916 Increase, 37%. .$1,015,356 * . 742,453 � Yesterday again a record breaking crowd attended the two sessions of the Chautauqua. In the afternoon Marion Ballon Fisk gave her lecture, "Kweer Karacters I Have Known," and illustrated it as she went along in a very accomplished manner. The only fault the audience had to find was that her "turn" was all too short. Dr. Jno. Lev.'tus followed and delivered a completo and comprehensive talk on the downfall of Turkey. Mr. Lewtus is well qualified to discuss this phase of the war, as for many years he resided in tho country of which he spoke. At the veiling session the Comus Players and Moron Olson drew forth a splendid attendance,'over two thousand people being present. Mr. Olsen gave his dramatic reading, "Experience" and met with a splendid ovation The presentation of "Carson of the North Woods" by the Comus Players was also well received. Bombarding The Turks in Asia Minor Reported That Borden Has Made Even More Generous � Offer Than Before GIVE RECRUITING ONE MORE BIG TRY London, Aug. 10.-Entente warships since yesterday have been bombarding Turkish batteries along the coast of Asia Minor, according to a dispatch from Athens to the Exchange Telegraph company. British monitors have reduced to silence one of the Turkish batteries and have destroyed an airdrome installed near another. * SWITCHMAN KILLED Big Reward Offered For Perpetrators of Dynamiting of Graham Residence Brandon, Aug. 10.-Injuries that resulted in death were sustained, by Charles Cook, C, P. R. switchman at Broadview this morning. One of his legs were' amputated by the wheels of tho engine. Death occurred before the arrival of the train, which was bringing him to Brandon hospital. Montreal, Aug. 10.-There are no developments of a definite character in the dynamite outrage^ The .reward of a thousand dollars offered by the Dominion police is expected to be an incentive for somo one with knowledge of the affair to come forward. One of the local detective agencies' Ottawa, Aug. 9.-A conference was held at noon today at Rideau Hall, at which the governor-general presided. Those present in- -eluded Sir Robert Borden, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir George Foster, Hon. George P. Graham, Sir Lomer Gouin, Lord Shaughnesey, Sir Clifford Sifton and Montignor Mathieu, bishop of Regina. The nature of the conference, which has not been revealed, hat caused considerable excitement In political circles. J Sensational Developments 1 Winnipeg, Aug. 9.-The staff 'cor* respondent of the Winnipeg Telegram at Ottawa wires: "Most sensational turn has again been given to Canada's political crisis. Another of the lightning-like changes which have characterized the situation during the past two months has taken place and matters must come to a head very rapidlynow, "Yesterday's sensational happenings occurred at the meeting at Rideau Hall between his excellency, tile Duke of Devonshire, Baron Shnugh-nessy, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Borden, Rt. Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster, Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. C(eo. P. Graham, Hon. Sir Clifford Sifton. "At that conference, which took Sl�ce after luncheon, Sir Robert Boron once again sought to form a national government' with co-operation of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, now that the Liberal leader once'more has a iffiit-ed party behind him. U la a fact .that Bit Robert pleaded that the strife of a general election might be avoided And that he made an infinitely, more generous offer to Sir Wilfrid than he had eve'r before made. This statement is most significant, in that, the premier's first offer to Sir Wilfrid was for equal representation in the cabinet. Sir Robert also offered, ;lt is known, to postpone the operation and enforcement of the conscription act until a great appeal of voluntarism had been made, should this latest proposed national ministry be formed, and the extension of the lite of parliament be secured. "No conclusion was arrived at and no announcement made as to any future meeting, but negotiations are not closed. One opinion In political circles here is that the Liberals have the bit in their teeth, the country organized for election, that they think they can win and therefore are deter-mined to have a general election, although in the meantime they would 'string' Sir Robert Borden along until -this morning had a line on a large gang whi-di is believed to be involved j they were once more ready to throw > * ? > ? > * > :<�< * GREATEST ARRA Y OF RIDING TALENT EVER SEEN IN WEST, FOR STAMPEDE in this and other outrages The concensus of opinion is that the dynamiting is the work of a secret society composed of, the wilder spirits opposed to conscription and that actual participants, in the outrage are selected by drawing". lots. Rumors were circulated tb.1% morning /that La Patrie and the board of trade ^, j buildings were to be blown up the same night and that these would be followed by the Gazette building. Special guards are now maintained night and day on the residences of Lord Atholstan, the premises of the Star, Gazette, La Patrie, the board of trade and other buildings. ' Raids fell over practically the whole district lust night, some districts, especially Lomond . and the Retlaw branch, reporting very, heuvy Bhowers which will stop cutting tor a day or two, Cutting was held up practically everywhere by the rain for the forenoon, ' The binders will bo going gain, however, this afternoon. Washington, Aug. 9.-Reports from many districts throughout the country that as high as otghty per; cent, of registrants called for'examination are filing claims for discharges, on account of dependent relatives; caused Provost Marshall General Clow-der to instruct' the exemption boards today to reduce' the grants of immunity from the draft law "to a far moro restricted class and to clearly defined circumstances." ' Mxlstlng conditions, he intimated, are.a positive menace to the raising' of a. national army. . -'7 Lethbridgo's big consolidated 'stampede next week under tho management of Ray Knight Canada's Buffalo Bill, will bring together the groatest array of riding talent ever brought Into competition at one time in Southern Alberta and that. Is saying a great deal. With more than a thousand dollars up for the broncho busting alone, the riders are out to do theh\prettiost. There will be no occasion to puH lea--f ther because. the stakes are not attractive. The only . thing thai, will cause the riders to grab the saddle will be the urging of the bronks, under them. ( Just cast your optics over this list if you want to be convinced that the stampede, fans are destined to see sopie beautiful exhibitions of riding: "Calgary Red" now riding for Mull-hall's Wild West Show In tho -States will be on deck. So will Mike Hastings of Choyenne, the homo of the frontiei day, who is riding for Irwin's Wild West Show; Slim Parker of Medicine Hat; Jim Llnch and Paddy Ryan of Miles City, Mont.; A. J. Bryson of San Antonio, Texas; A. J. Banks of Pendleton, Ore. Then there, will be Southern Alberta's own famed Tom Three Persons, winner of the world's championship at Calgary a few years ago and Del Blanehett who carried off the honors at Medicine Hat stampede this year. There are a number of husky boys from some of Southern Alberta's big ranches who have never ridden against such classy exponents of tho art. of sticking to the hurricane heck of a peeved bronk, but they will be there to try their hand and there are many who think they can get in the money. There will be at least two lady broncho busters. Mrs. Fox Hastings of Cheyenne has written to say that she wilt be here, and Violet Berry, world's champion fancy roper, who is now in Edmonton, says, she wants to come. These are only a few of the feature riders who will compete. Dutch Seldel and Texas Goorge are already on tho ground to give special exhibitions. Stanley Whitney, world's champion MARKETS Spot wheat .'................ 240 Local track wheat ... (Not quoted) October wheat .............. 214 Local track oats ............ 58% Ootobier oats ................ 66% October flax ................. 336 High . Low 7,..... Forecast: �hewers. WEATHER Mostly fair. fancy roper will also compote. Thoro is going to bo a lot of side money on the calf branding contest in which Rollo klrisey and Joe Peters of the Knight and Mclntyre ranches will be the principals. It is a stampede feature which has never yet been pulled in Western Canada. , The stampede sliow at the exhibition grounds will start each afternoon, nnd a five-hour exhibition will bo staged. There will be no waits between acts. G. P. Deardorff has been engaged hs annoiineor, and everything is being oiled up to go like clockwork. The first day is movio day. It starts at 11 o'clock in tho morning^ with a big parade of till performers in cowboy costume. The movio machine will be mounted in an automobile and will follow up tho parade so that nil parts of tho city will be,taken. Every body iu the city and district is invited to be on the streets at 11 on Wednesday morning to be in the picture. Tho films will bo used to advertise Leth-bridge and district and the big stampede which will bo n 'part of the am: algamated Lethbridgo, Raymond and-Mugrath fairs here nexf year. Films will be taken each afternoon at the. exhibition grounds and when it is all 52! over there will be available the best few local picture of a stampede ever seen In Western Canada, 78 Eli Little Son of New Dayton Farm- er Meets Horrible Death' By Scalding 3il A shocking tragedy occurred at the farm of R'ehard Murphln,- six miles cast of New Dayton yesterday morning whon his infant_son, Leonard James .Murphln, age thirteen months, died from the result of a scalding, obtained from falling into a , basinof boiling water. : It appears that the' mother was washing In the kitchen and close by her, on the floor, stood a basin containing boiling water; three or .four other children were playing In the loom and it is supposed that the tiny victim was accidentally knocked Into the basin, death resulting from shock before medical aid could arrive. lf he funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from Fettorley's undertaking parlors and tnterateat nude; �t St. Augustine's cemetery. Reyi.Csnon McMillan officiating. .1 I him down more heavily than before." ANTI-DRAFT PLACED IN JAIL Activities In Minnesota Wide spread-Prominent Men Arrested St. Paul, Aug. 10.-Department, of justice officials announced here last night. that J. O. Bentall, late Socialist candidate for governor, is held in the county jail, charged with anti-draft activities. The arrest of Ben-tall is the third important one made by tiie federal authorities in' Minnesota during the last two days. Yes- -terday Fritz Bergmeier, president and general manager of the dally Volks Zeitung, a German newspaper, published here, was placed under arrest, charged with violation of the altjus enemy proclamation of April 6. Wednesday A. L. Sugarmun, leader ot the) Voung Peoples' Socialist society here, was arrested on a charge of advising young men not to, report for the selective draft. These arrests, federal authorities declare will cause a slackening of anti-government activities:)! the state. :. DISMISSES SUIT Mr. Justice Masten has given judgment at Toronto, dismissing the suit by A. B. Cook, of Helena, Mont., to set aside the payment of $70,461.43 each to Thos. R. Hinds, secretary, and George 8. Deeks, president of the Toronto Construction Co., for their services as managing directors. Mr. Cook, who ts general manager efjths) company and who holds $60,000 �erteV of stock, objected to the payment eel I the ground that it was exoeselm '. < 01783?88 3323 682203 08754?99 ;