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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LHTHBIWDC.K. ALliKHTA. SAJ'IJKDAY, AlHll'ST 11, 1917 NUMBER 205 FRENCH AND RUSSIANS ADVANCING E Hide in Grass-Covered Shell Holes While Bombardment Is In Progress GERMANS ARE VERY SHORT MATERIAL CHAUTAUQUA TONIGHT By Canadian Overseas Correspondent. Canadian Army Headquarters In France, Aim. 11.-Hecont raids Into enemy's territory prove that on tills 'sector the Germans have adopted generally new methods of holding their lines than observed at the opening of the battle of Flanders. ' Whenever heavy artillery fire Is directed on trenches with the object of destroying thom the enemy evacuate their dugouts, leave their trenches and take shelter in shell holes behind their former front. Those shell holes arc covered with netting into which tufts of fresh grass and weeds are worked and woven at night with the object of deceiving the camera the next day when the aerial photographers go over to check up the work of the guns. Marked Improvement in the weather has enabled the artillery to work over the smashing of enemy defenses. Gas has also been projected again with satisfactory results. Recently captured prisoners and documents emphasize the growing scarcity of enemy material. General notice printed in tho dally orders of the Ypres group of armies statos that nil ammunition, empties and cartridge cases slings and fuse covers must be returned at once from battery positions and that any "one' careless in this respect is guilty -of severe neglect of duty. Even a few months ago great,j piles of empties were found in captured positions. Unique Burial Service By Canadian Overseas Correspondent. Canadian Army Headquarters in France, Aug. 11.-One of the most remarkable burial services ever held on a Kuropean battle field is described by a captain of a western Ontario battalion. It was that of an Indian killed by a bomb. Sixty Indians, commanded by an Indian lieutenant attended tho funeral. They represents ed the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondon-gas, Cayugas, flllssis.sin.uas, Uelawnres iroquois and Blackfoots. The dead soldier was a Presbyterian and tho service was conducted according to the rites of the church. The Chautauqua program this evening will be featured by the address of Capt. W. .1. lllndlcy on the reign of tho common people. Capt. Hind-ley, ex-mayor of Spokane, ox-pastor of a Winnipeg church, and ex-chaplain of a Winnipeg battalion, is one of the best known orators in tho west, and his address will likely bo listened to by thousands. In addition to Capt. Hindloy tonight there will bo a concert provided by Chautauqua singers and with selections by a violinist, Miss Ryrum, of the Chautauqua circuit. The Scotch concert company, which was to have been hern, has been somewhat disrupted by the calling of some of its male members to service in the United States, one member having only received his notice yestetrday. ?   TO QUIT GOVT. His Conduct In Labor Circles Has Forced His Retirement From Govt. HE URGED SENDING OF THE DELEGATES AN OLD-TIMER. PASSES AM Member of Noted Pioneer Family of Lethbrldge District, Dies at Residence Here Another old-timer of the Lethbrldge district, a member of the pioneer Stafford family, died this morning, in the person of John Stafford, a son of the late Wm. Stafford, and a. brother of the late Major Alox. B. Stafford. Mr. Stafford died at his residence, corner Third Ave. and-Thirteenth street, this morning, at the age bt 48 years. Tho funeral will be held from the %ttniHy-re�ldenco, 309 13th street south on Monday afternoon at 2.30. Rev. W. F. Burns of Knox church officiating. The late John Stafford who had liv ed in Lethbridgo for over. 36 years, having come here with his father and brothers in 1883 from Nova Scotia. The i deceased was born in Scotland. He had been employed in the C. P. R. mines here for many years. The lato Mr. Stafford leaves a largo family, there being five sons and five daughters as follows: William, tho. eldest John S, with the 39th bottery in Franco, Dick, Joe and Ronald, the daughters being Mrs. Sr Olsen, Agnes, Christaln. Doris and Annie, all of Lethbrldge. The Real Attitude of the Convention at Winnipeg "The headline in The Herald stating that the convention at Winnipeg endorsed Sir Wilfrid Laurier as a leader, is misleading." said one of the returned Liberal delegates today. "The convention did not endorse Sir Wilfrid as their leader today, only insofar as he Ik able to carry out the wln-tfic-war policy as laid down in the resolution previously carried liy the convention. The war had pre-eminence over everything In the convention, and Sir "Wilfrid is accepted as leader of tho western Liberals only insofar as h�- is able to carry out the vigorous policy laid down. The convention was unniistakcably of the opinion thai this policy bound them to the policy of conscription and the conscription Liberals who attended the convention stand exactly on the same ground us they have always done." All Chances of a Coalition Have Disappeared Now Winnipeg, Aug. 11.-The staff correspondent of the Winnipeg Telegram wire* today: "it can be positively stated, that the last hope has disappeared and Premier Borden's last effort has failed to bring about a union government in Canada. An Ontario cabinet minister who was one of Sir Robert Borden's chief confi- London, Aug. 11.-Arthur Henderson, labor member of the British war council, lias resigned his membership in the cabinet. Henderson to Blame London, Aug. ]1.-The section of newspapers opposing British participation in the Stockholm conference, attaches blame for yesterday's decision to send delegates, to Arthur Henderson, minister without portfolio, for what they assert was his misleading of the labor men. His resignation from the cabinet was insistently demanded. The Times, v/hieh belongs to this section of the press, says: "It was generally understood last night that. Mr. Henderson's proceedings in the last fortnight have made it impossible for him to remain a cabinet minister, and his resignation, if it has not already been formally tendered, may be expected today. The breach with his colleagues in . , , ,, ,., . . . , cabinet is complete." Lolhbridgc will entertain the Chan According to the Times, this "re- tauqua, and the Chautauqua will or grettable stato of affairs" has nothing course entertain Lethbridgo, again to do with divergent views on the next year. That was the unanimous war and is only indirectly connected declsion o( tne monster audience at with Friday's labor conference vote, th0 Chautauqua seseion last nigh, tor there never had been the smallest Tliere were clos, t0 2&00 people nre-question of the government having Henti ami aftor a rousing ten minute refused officially to countenance con- a,idress by Ada L. Ward who was ap-ferencc witji its representatives. Tho pinuded for a full,ten minutee, Presi-nmtter. tho Times adds, is entirely, one of mutual relations between tho j-took the platform ajjdVuked for thd members of tho cabinet and Mr. Hen- ; ruling of the meeting, as to the Chatt-derson's good faith with his col- | tauqua for next year. Rev. Canon Mc-leagues." \ Millan moved that the Chautauqua be dants and principal backer in the movement for union, stated last night that the hope of union no longer existed, and that an election on straight party lines was absolutely inevitable. Conscription will,, in the meantime, be carried Into effect the mo-'ment'that, fn the words of Senator Lougheed, the ink is dry on the governor's signature. Chautauqua Will Be An Annual Affair in the City British and French Have Made New Advances on tho. Belgian Front-Good Weather Returns and Drive. Will Now Be Resumed With All Possible Speed-German Attacks Repulsed. v RUSSIANS HAVE MADE SOME PROGRESS ON EASTERN FRONT British Front in France and Belgium, Aug. 10.-(By the A.P.).--The British today added another brief but important sequel to the battle of last week when they carried by assault German forward positions along the front between Frezenburg and the Ypres-Menin road and thereby obtained strong defenses which had remained in the enemy's possession on the Wcsthock ridge after the battle of July 31. At the samo time, their French allies on the left advanced to a considerable depth east and north of Bixschoote. Near the junction of the French and British armleg the former pushed their lines across Steen-brek river, and a little north of this point occupied on the west bank of the CORP. FULLER LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE First Member of Construction Corps Which Left Here to Make Sacrifice His brother at Kipp has received Word that Lance Corporal II. R. Fuller has beon killed in action on Friday, July 13th. Corp. Fuller, who was a member of Fuller Bros, 'at Kipp, enlisted here last fall with tho 23!)th Railway Construction Corps, and reached France in March. He was 3fi years of age, a member of Diamond City Lodge No. G5 of the Masonic Order and was very pooular.with all who knew him. His parents live in Ontario. lie is the first man of tho 239th who loft from here to pay the supremo sacrifice. Ottawa, Aug. 10.-The following official statement has been handed out by the department of trade and commerce, regarding sample markets to be established: "As Intimated -by a letter from the minister, written to tho railway companies and the grain exchanges on April 18 last and confirmed in a letter of July 16, sample markets will be established on Sept. 1. For the present sample market trad-' ing will be provided for at Fort William and Winnipeg. The rules and regulations therefor are now being, prepared by the board of grain commissioners and will bo discussed with the exchanges at Fort William and Winnipeg." - The-'ovcrwhelming character of the majority for sending a delegation to Stockholm, was a complete surprise even to the\executive of the conference and showed the strong influence Mr. Henderson's, views had on the delegates, especially the miners' majority which had been strongly against going to Stockholm. It is impossible to say ns yet whether the' delegation will ever get there. That depends on whether the Russians can bo won over to a consultative Basis, which at present seems doubtful. Mr. Henderson himself In his speech admitted that the acceptance of the present Russian position of obligatory conference would put British labor in a dangerous position, make the Stockholm conference a scone of recriminations and also a laughing stock. He did not indicate, however, what course he would recommend to the labor party in the event of Russia's declining to concede a consultative basis. Twenty-four delegates will bo named. Their selection has been postponed to an adjourned meeting of the conference, August in. During the interval efforts will be directed toward inducing reconsiderations of their decisions by American, French, Italian and Belgian Socialists not to attond the conference. invited to Lethbrldge next year, and in doing-so, he paid a glowing tribute to the organization and the artists and lecturers who had taken part in the program. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Chas. McClenaghan, president of the Malhesis club, Mrs. Simpson, president of tho Women's Civic club, and by halt a dozen others throughout the audience, and on a standing voto the resolution was unanimously adopted. Fifty men then stood to indicate their willingness to go on the guarantee necessary to bring tho Chautauqua here next year. Superintendent Walter Ricks thanked the audience for its endorsement.. He declared it was the biggest Canadian" Chautauqua audience of the year. Ho hnd expected big things of Lethbrldge and ho was in no way disappointed. He hoped to be able to bring to Lethbrldge next year a program that would bo even more pleasing than that which had introduced the Chautauqua feature to the people of the city and district. E E GERMAN REPORT Borlin, Aug. 11, via London-British attacks on a front of nearly five miles hetweon Frczenberg and Hollc-beke in Belgium were unsuccessful, tho German war office announceed today. After a bitter struggle the British were ejected near West Iloekby the German reserves. Nineteen en-tonto airplanes and two captive balloons were shot down yesterday, most of them in Flanders. ' Capt. Hindley to Speak-Miss McCorniick to Sing-Collection For War Funds FIRE OESIRYS HALF EXPLOSIVE PLANT ' Gary, Ind., Aug. 11.-Fire behoved to havo been of incendiary origin destroyed about half of tho million dollar plant of tho Aetna explosives company near here early today. Two employees named Holt and Choisse wore axrostod. The plant was working on government contracts, it is -said. It had~a capacity of 4(1,000 pounds of powder a day. It waB estimated that it. will tako 00 days to put the plant in working order again, IN6PECT CANADIAN ARTILLERY  0- London, Aug. 11- H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught will inspoct Canadian 1 Artillery at Surrey on Tuesday. Whole Countryside Is Coming To Lethbridge for The Big Stampede "I havo been all over tho country the last, tew" days, and riders from every direction are beginning to trek to Lethbridgo for the stampede next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lethbrldge will have the bigge�i crowd It has ever been called on to entertain." So says Ray Knight, the manager ot tho 'big,'stampede which is to put Lethbrldge on the map during the coming week. There are going to bo many of North America's finost riders on the program next week, according to Mr. Knight. All the wuy from the Rio Grande to Edmonton, they urc coming for the last big frontier celebration of tho year. Pendleton, tho home of the "Round Up" Is seuding, its best. Cheyenne, where "Frontier Day" originated will be represented/The last big ranches of Montana will send their classiest, busters and ropers! And Southern Alberta's own products in this class are not to be forgotten. The sunny south boasts some of the biggest ranches left on tho continent outside Mexico. The day of the A monster mass meeting, at which the features will bo an address by Capt. Hindley and a solo by Miss Olive "McCorniick, who captivated the a'udionoe yesterday, will be held in the big auditorium Sunday evening at 7.30, Tho services in some of the churches have been cancelled for the occasion. Capt. Hindley is a noted orator who is speaking tonight also. Miss McCorniick won her way to tho hearts ot Lothbridge people yesterday. Miss Ada Ward, who captivated thousands yostorday, will also bo in tho city Sunday and an effort Is being made to have her give a short talk Sunday evening also. The program for tho mass meeting Sunday will be ns follows: Opening hymn. Violin solo, Miss Byrum of the Chautauqua circuit. Dramatic reading, .Mr. Olson of tho Chautauqua. Solo, by a Chautauqua soloist. Address, Capt. W. ,T. Hindley. Offering for war roliof purposes, including Hod Cross. Solo, Miss Olive McCormlck. Address by Chautauqua speaker, Miss Ward, if possiblo. Tliero will bo no admission foe, but only the collection as stated for war relief purposes. TO CONFER ON THE BEST MEANS TO SAVE RUSSIA Petrojjrad, Aug. 11.-The executive of the workmen's, sol diers' and peasants' delegates have decided to convoke a great congress, representing all Socialist parties, workers and professional organizations. The congress will discuss means the democracy should adopt to avert a Russian military debacle. SIR A. M. NANTON DOES NOT FEAR On Visit to City Is Very Optim istic Over Fuel Outlook For Winter IMPORTANT PROGRESS Paris, Aug. 11.-North of St. Quen-tin the French troops last, night made important progress in the region of Fayet, says tho official statement given out today by the French war department. The French , ejected Germans from a large part of the terrain which they had captured on the night of Aug. 9-10. In Champagne the Germans launched several attacks over a front of nearly two miles, in the region of Carnillet and at one point succeeded in penetrating French advanced trenches. |n a gigantic counter attack the French statement says the French regained lost ground with the exception of about 50 feet which the Germans still occupy. Sir A. M. Nanton, a director of tho C.P.R. and member of tho firm of Osier, Hammond & Nanton, is spending the day in the city and district on a general tour of inspection. He arrived this morning from the north, accompanied by P. L. Naismith, manager of the C.P.R. department of natural resources, and left early for a motor tour of the district. The party is travelling in the private car "Nova Scotia." Speaking of conditions throughout the west, Sir Augustus told' The Herald that he had seen no more pros-porous district nor any area of similar size that will compare in crops with Southern Alberta. He had been to British Columbia where people had complained that the dry weather had cut tho fruit crop in two. Speaking of fuel conditions, tho Winnipeg financier was most optimistic. "There is going to be a shortage this winter, " he said, "but it is not going to be serious. The western mines are, turning out n large output in spite of shortage of mine labor and we are receiving much greater supplies of anthracite from tho cast than we had expected. Our first order was cut in two. That was several months ago. But coal is coming up the lakes much more freely and we are told now that all our back orders for hard coal will be tilled." Mr. Naismith ventured the opinion that peoplo will be burning coal when they won't havo beet to eat, and that in the near future. Mr. Naismith Is quite satisfied with the output of the western mines. Audience Weeps and Laughs In Turn at Miss Ada Ward's Stories (CONTINUED ON. I'AGE SEV.KN) WERE. SURPRISED London, Aufj, 11.-Premier Lloyd George, in a letter accepting Mr. Henderson's resignation, �aid the members of the British cabinet were taken completely by surprise by his attitude at the labor conference. MARKETS pet wheat .. . October wheat  . Local trick oata October oat* .. October flax . . 240 213 88J/4 66% 335i/2 WEATHER High Low 66 Tears of laughter streamed down the faces of tho monster crowd that greeted, Ada L. Ward of London, Eng., yesterday afternoon when she told tho Chautauqua Audience of tho British Tommy trying to make love to a little French girl when all tho French ho knew was "sotivonlr" nnd all tho English she knew was what she could tell with her eyes. Even Tommy's French book, of translations didn't help him, Tears of-sympathy' wore in the eyes of tho audience when Ada L. Ward told of decorating the graves ot Canadian soldiers in a llttlo cemetery behind the lines on the anniversary of tho declaration of war by Great Britain. Miss Ward was a member of u British party of entertainers who visited the trenches to oarry u breath of tho outside world to the trenches to take the minds of tho boys off tho war, and-it was while she wiis on this lives on the batlloflelds for the cause. Miss Ada L. Ward with her blackboard sketches is a popular favorite in tho trendies where audiences of 2500 men aro not at all uncommon; She stream several farms that the Germans had beon forced to evacuate un- . der pressure of artillery fire and the gradual tightening of the French linos. Among the booty captured by tho French were live guns. The forcing ot the Germans from Westhoek ridge adds a,' strong link to the new line of British defenses'. Possession of this ridge has been bitterly contested because it dominates the surrounding country. > In the general attack July 31, tho British occupied the major part of Westhoek ridge and a large part of the village of Westhoek, and they maintained their position in the faco of fierco artillery fire and several heavy counter-attacks, until today the British have rested on the laurels won In that first attack, having achieved virtually all tho objectives that they sought along the wide front involved. "Westhoek ridge was found to be more or less of a thorn in their side, but even-had the British desired at that timo to make another attack it is doubtful If they would have been able to conduct it successfully owing to -the deluge of rain. Trenches in this section in Bome cases were waist deep in water and the surrounding" low ground was transformed into a morass into which it was virtually impossible to operate. During the. last few days comparatively fair weather has done wonders in drying tho ground and the British appear, to haye struck at the earliest possiblo moment to strengthen their positions here. The usual German counter attacks had not materialized at latest reports, but no one doubted in the British lines that the enemy would make a strong attempt to retrieve themselves here. The return of fine weather finds the whole battle front seething with action. The Germans are now using big naval guns to search vulnerable areas far back of the Brtish lines. Towns that are outside the range of ordinary cannon haye been undergoing a fire of hate. Fortunately, civil populations have not suffered much and that material damage to inoffensive towns has not been great. Repulsed Crown Princ* French Front, via London, Aug. 11. -With the re-appearance of the sun, the front Is waking up after its 10 days of submergence in Belgium. The French line which runs from the Yser canal north of Steenstraete around Bixschoote and Kortoker corner to a, point on the Bosnigheh-Langemarck high road, half-way between the latter place and Pilkem, has been extended* and strengthened by the capture of several farmsteads. At many other points of the front during last night and this morning the crown prince's troops delivered short, nervous blows to which we had been accustomed before the Belgian offensive began, the object being, apparently, to detain the best French corps and reserves. This however, is a reciprocal proposition they can only hold our best, if at all, by giving their best. So It turned out onco more on Chemin des Dames, at the west end of which sharp attacks on n two-milo stretch between Pantheon tram nnd Chevregny crest led to four or five hours of fighting this morning. Russian Successes Potrograd, Aug. 11.-Austro-Geroaan attacks yesterday in the region of the villages of Vydra, A'oloshkany and Cifestchi, on the northern Rumanian front, were repulsed by the*Russians, says the Russian official statement, and the Teutons were driven across : tho Putna river. in the course of the battle south Of the river Pruth oh the frontier of Ru- . mania and Bukowlna the Russians en- ' tered tho town of Lukovlca, and took prisoner, �00 officers and men. The Russians also captured 200 Au�tro- said she would bo willing to give ten years off the end of lior life if it was Germans, and took three machine guns 50 | duty that she paid tribute to the sons necessary to secure for herself-the'! port unify which had beoil hers to* _ to France with a party of entertain ers to cheer" up tho boys! The men had appreciated her entertainment so, and they stood in need of entertainment. Miss Ward's story started with the rush of Belgian*and French -refugees to Charing Cross station in early days of the war. She told ot'Uie terrible Zeppelin raids which served no military purpose. She aatd har chief Canada was to-carry to'Canadian mothers and those having next-ot kin in (he lines a word from their boys at the front. She told how they are treated In the hospitals, carrying Porecaet':' Fair 'anoVwaniv'' of Canada who have, laid down their | (CONTINUED ON PAQBJHDV1SN) by wresting the height in that region \ from the enemy. , , The Russian war office report announced that the Auatro-Germana. attacked in dense waveB near. the village, ot Zarkov, south-west of Brody, In north-eastern Galicla. The battle still is progressing. German Aaaaulta . London, Aug. 11.-Six German assaults were,made on British positions to the east ot Ypres during the night, . according to the British official statement issued today.. They all broke , down aftor fierce fighting. Field M�r> � anal Ilalg reported the British main- -tained their positions to the east ot Ypres and gained ground near tin � Ypres-Menin road. �� j_ ] 366598279008 50 18747 B.2C 7484 ;