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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LKT11BHIDGE, ALBERTA FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1916. NUMBER 211. C. P. R. Brings Several Large Parties To See Irrigation Lands East of City There la every indication of a big rush for Southern Alberta lands fol- the phenomenal crops of the past two'years. Twice recently C.P.R. Jantl salesmen have been to Lethbridge large parties. About a fortnight ago a Svhqle sleeper filled with land- seeker's 'stopped here for a day. Last big party of 15 came in from Fresno and Delano, Califor- nia, In charge of Messrs Dilley anil Thornton of the .C.P.R. department of natural- resources 4f. Calgary. They were taken Qutjthis morning by auto to of the city, returning "late this -afternoon. They are mightily'pleased with the country. Other" land njen.-liere are also be- ginning Une up lists of available land and are getting busy showing prospects Southern Alberta has 1o offer... A number of large deals are pending. BRITISH MOTOR TRANSPORT HALTED ON WESTERN FRONT V-' t'i Official photo from the British lines on the western front showing a motor for supply column halted on the line of march. During the halt many ol the men arc engaged in making minor repairs. 10 ESCAPE BIG DEMONSTRATION LABOR DAY Will Be Week Later Many Harvest Hands Here Ready To Go To Work Last night's rainstorm of .74 inches was general over Alberta, and though the .sun was shining here shortly after eight o'clock this morn- ing, it rained heavily at Calgary dur- ing the forenoon, so that all parts got a good soaking The farmers in general-'were, not expecting another storm .so soon after the big rain of August 9thy, and would just as soon have vseen the weatherman smile in- stead ot shedding tears. The-result of these two heavy.rains Is that harvest.has been delayed a good .week. The ground is soaking wet and'.the. grain is not ripening very :Many farmers who had expect- ed to get a start dunng the last couple of. days of this week are how talking of commencing a-week from Monday Harvesting was general through-this, district last year on Au- gust 24th, so that the crop this year will be harvested a little later. One unfortunate feature of the sit- uationis that' hundreds of harvest hands-are drifting into the city ex- pecting to go to work immediately; and the delay, has resulted in their being left litere until cutting starts. The employment agents had advertis- ed for men .to come between August 15th and that the men are not to blanie. Neither are the em- ployment agents, for that matter. The is the guilty party. Once cutting" starts, however, the men will be snapped up It instated .that a men are to the farms at per ;day -until cutting starts, after which thm expect to get prevailing wage which'will be about per day. No'further hail damage has been reported than that mentioned in "Thursday's" Herald. At Raymond of the past..eighteen .hours has put a dam- per on Held operations and will make harvesting a few days later if the clears; now. The rain was not ncededt but if frost does not fol- low in the wake of the storm, it will likely do a gieat deal of good. It will fill out the; kernels perfectly. Far- mers interviewed, on the subject are not taking a pessimistic view of tlie far as black rust is con- cerned, there is practically no danger, )t is held, because the grain.is too far advanced About the only real anx'ety felt la with regard to frost, and the delay in the" ripening of .the crops. i Wanted In Lombardi Case, Crosses Line But Is Brought Back By Police Mrs. Reuben SilivroV "wife of the man who put Tony Lombardi In the hospital a broken face after the latter had shot him through the shoulder, doesn't want to remain in the city for Lombavdi's trial at the criminal assizes this 'fall.' Being a atar witness for the crowd, the police are very anxious that, she should re- main. The result is a game of hide- and-seek. The other day Mrs. Sillvro decided that she would rather live in and forthwith departed via Cdufte for tiiat cltiqate. She crossed the border but after getting into, Sweet Grass, the immigration officials on the .other side of the'line decided-she wasn't exactly a'desirable citizen and with handed her back to the .Canad; ian authorities, "who" handed.her over to the police: --She was brought back to is sate toi.T "the tim? "hemg 1 "x "Mrs SiHvro says her husband kick eij liter out ot the house the nigut be 'fore She'.went to Sweet telling her not to come back .to him. It .is understood he suspects an affair with Tony, which really was the cause of the shooting last spring. Mrs. SiHvro however, will be on deck for the trial this fall. The police will make sure of that.- Preparations are now under way for what it is hoped will prove the big- gest. :nid most successful labor and patriotic demonstration ever heid in the south country, to lake place here on Labor day. September 4th. The Patriotic fund committee and Red Cross .society of the city will co-opcr- ate with the committee of the trades and labor council in planning the event, and many new and novel stunts will be introduced. In the first place there will be a big I parade in morning including patriotic i floats, national characters, labor I floats, merchants' floats, comic char- jaeters, decorated autos, military, fire I brigade, school children, cowboys, etc. (Suitable prizeis will be for various features-of the parade. in the af.ternopn a- stampede and sports program .will be put on at the exhibition grounds and in the evening there will dance in the K. of P. hall. --V The Patriotic fund is to receive 10 per cent of the net gate receipts of the day, the Tied Cross and Daugh- ters of the Empire are to have the privileges of the grounds for the day free -and other donations will he made. The trades council committee in charge includes J. M. Ritchie, presi- dent, J. Harris, chairman of sports, F. Smeed, chairman of grounds, A. E. Filmer, chairman of parade and print- ing, A. Allford, W. Hawkins, H. Mor- ris, secretary and R. McCallum. COAL FIELDS I ENLIST All the Scranton? in the middle of the Pennsylvania coal fields John Royce and John Cairns arrived in the city 'yesterday.-afternoon and immediately signed on with the 113th Lethbridge Highlanders' in the hopes of seeing quick service' at the 'Trout. The journey was over-1000 miles and their sole purpose was to enlist. Cairns has already had two brothers and three nephews killed in the war and considered it about time he was taking a band in the deadly gamev Another man who' on today was William pryden, a locomo- tive engineer who canie up'frmh'Troy, Mont., for the khaki of Britain. WDEUWiCHLAND SAFE HOME Falls Into Tub of Boiling Water Resident of Aetna Dead Best Man Joins Flying Rate Mills COALITION CANDIDATE IS SUCCESSFUL London, Aug. election held today, owing to the elnvntion of SJr fiflwafd Grey to the peerage, the results W6r0; Blake, coalition candidate, To lea, Turnbull, Independent; 621, Ma- jority for Blake (Special to the t Macleod.. Aug. Reggie Mo- Nab, eldest son of and Mrs. ,Wm McNab, met with a serious accident'on Monday. He was coming- to town with n, wagon load and a four horse team, when..a chain snap- ped, which caused -tlie ;front horses to jump and threw Reggie off the the wagon going right over his body. He was taken to the Jfraclood hospital and on found that he had no bones broken. Conservative Officers The annual Conservative meeting and. election of officers- was held In the town hall on Tuesday afternoon. The following were' chosen for. ,the year Harry Bright, president Robt Alc'Na.b first nicepres Robt Gun ntngham, .second vice-pros.; F. Tim- leek, secy-ireas. Executive commit- tee: J, L. Fawcett, Dr. Mil- burn, Hoy Grior, JamesStorey, Mark Bailey and ,loc Morrison. D, J. ,Grier and Gray were also elected as .being president of Dominion association. (Special lo the Herald) -CardstonY Aiig. about eleven o'clock this morning Mr. P. P. Skriver of Aetna, died. He had been in poor health for many months and finally decided to come into the local hospi- tal here, where an operation was per- formed for cancer of the stomach. .His weakened condition did not permit of his surviving long after the operating ordeal, and he succumbed this morn ing. His life was one of diligence and he will he greatly missed in his home village, where he was ever active in all good work. For a number of years he has been superintendent of the Sab- bath school, and showed his loyalty to his church by two years of earnest effort as a missionary in the Scandi- navian countries. He leaves a widow and large family to mourn his loss. The funeral will be held at Aetna, Bad Scalding Accident This morning the six-year old rhild of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Wight was bad- ly scalded through falling into i tub of boiling water. Nearly the whole of the .right side, right nrm and a portion of the back were terribly blirn- ed. Dr. Lynn attended and at last accounts the child was doing as well as could be expected. Death at Glcnwoodvifle The infant of Air. and Mrs. Robert Oliver died ycsterdayv at about 3 p.m. aged two years. There was kindly aid to the stricken parents Mr Max Bhlert coming to town with his car in behalf of the little sufferer Funeral services will be held on the I7tti at Glemvoodville. Tourists are beginning to arrive here from the Glacier National Park ami to [continue onward to the famous Water- ton Lakes. Messrs. Fred V. Milan, Ben H. Hen- nig amrH. C. Feichtingef, all of Min- neapolis, came in last evening b> mo tor car and will continue bj auto to the Waterloo Lakes as the guests of Mr. J.Y, Card. These are all pioml nent business men of the city ind they have faith-in." the futuie of the TemDle ind Puiposeb foi debentures and 11 Tabernacle Ind then took aTn school a total of 3F" to the Fox Farm and .the, McTarlane Practically the same oil well. .They were 1m pressed with the efforts bein put forth to locate the large body of pe- troleum that must be here in south Geneva, via Paris, Aug. private telegram received today from Berlin" by The Neue Zurich- ep the German sub- marins-Dbutficli.'ana arrived safe- ly at Bremen. Says There Will Be An Ocean I Of Grain In the Province This Year (Specm- to the Magrath, 'Aug. Magrath will -have the best fair next month, eyer held in the garden cityr was the opinion gained after a short talk with Benj.' Matkin, the energetic secretary OL the- Deseret Agricultural society. ?5.000.00 will be given away In prizes and a splendid line of sports has been arranged. Some splendid fairs have been held in Magrath m the past and the mem- bers in charge the hearty sup- port-bf all the people in the district. Some fine exhibits will be forthcom- ing, p.wir.g to the bounteous harvest. An excursion train from Lethbridge is i althoigh it is not de- ilnitely decided yet. Thos Patching, a diligent tiller of soil, north of "Magrath, expects thresh some barley next Monday, with a small threshing outfit, lately purchased. This will be the first threshing around Magrath. and no doubt m all Mberta Profiting by ex- perience fro n last >ear, farmers sre (offering special inducements i to get 'threshed first. Thos. Hocking motor- ed a considerable number of miles, and offered a special bonus to get tbe own- er ot'i.a threshing rig, to pull to his get fitted up ready to start. In a letter to his mother from the front trenches, Capt. Hyde Taylor, stated that he had received his ex- pected-appointment jn Fly- ing corps, for which he qualified for he hid made seven already The uty f ithers in session .Hon. Duncan minister agriculture; for- rthe -province, accom psnicd deputy minis- ter and parts', arrived in the city last evening on an auto tour of the prov- ince, and incidentally to learn just hard it can rain in Southern Al- berta. The party had intended to go through to Warner but decided it was wiser to remain over until the roads dry up. Leaving Edmonton Monday they travelled. by easy stages making a careful examination of the crops along the way. and Mr. Marshall is more than pleased with what be has seen. "The crops are 'looking he said. "Iliad expected to see some very poor crops 611 stubble land, but was agreeably surprised at their uni- form good quality: We did -not see a poor crop all the way." "Will there be 75'per cent of last year's total crop the Her- ald ask'ed. "I would not; like to say that. It is a hard crop to estimate and you must remember last year's .crop was j abnormal. will be an {ocean of grain "in the province. T do i not think cutting will be -much later ilhan last year. crops at Car- .inangay seem to be the most advanced I in the wliole Marshall-'said that he had never seen less weeds in the southern part of the" taking it as a whole and Is well, pleased that tlie [efforts being .made to combat the nui- I sance are, proving'.effective. He made particular, mention of the crops on the demonstration farm at Claresholm. Sqme: time ago the alfal- fa cut and three tons, 600 pounds to a measured acre. This alfalfa is on dry land and was sown in .rows in..'1915. This was the first cutting and somewhat of a aurprirf to everyone. The second cut- ting will be taKen-off next week and promises to .yield, about two tons. Pretty good for' dry land. On his own farm at Olds-the minister took off 60' tons of timothy .from 23 acres or nearly three tons to the aero. British Gain Some Re- pulse Numerous Heavy sians Break Up Hun Offensive. London, Aug. artillery became more active last night along the Somme front. A small British gain is reported in the official announcement of today which follows: "Last night the enemy's artillery showed increased activity. Northwest of Bazentin-Lc-Pclil we made gains in Ihe enemy's lines. German trendies were found to be greatly damaged and full of the enemy dead. A hostile attack from Martinpuich last night was repulsed as completely as were his former attempts Thursday." GUILLEMONT AND MAUREPAS THREATENED .Paris, Aug. a result of Thursday's said a French captain, who arrived this morning from the Sornme front, "Guillcmonl and Maurepas are under allied fire from three sides. Their capture is now merely a question of time and artillery pre- parations." HEAVY ATTACKS AT VERDUN attacks were made by the French last night on the Verdun front. After violent fighting at FJeury, cast of the Mouse, they expelled the Germans from part of the town which had been captured. Several German counter-attacks on the Somme front south- east of Maurepas were repulsed. The French also made considerable progress in the region of Thiaumont, in the Verdun sector. Fifty Germans were captured there. The statement follows: "North of the Somme several enemy counter-attacks against our new positions south-east ot Mauicpas lailcd We took some prisoners. South of.the.Soinmc icccneicd tour machine guns in trenches t iken bj us south oLBellov "On the light bank of the Meuse (Veidun front) after a vio- lent comb it WL dioie out the Germans irom a ppition of the vil- lage ot rieuij ninth thcj weie "occupying "Somt, enerm tioops aie still maintaining .themselves in the ruins on the eastcin edge of Ihe village. Between Thiamont and Floury our troops also made an appieciable achance, taking 50 prisoners, including an olficer and a machine gun Elsewhere the night was calm.'1 HUN EFFORTS ON EAST FAIL Petromad Aug Austro-Gciman ellort to throw back life Russians in Galjeia has icsulted in great losses and met with defeat, the war office announced. Tlie Russians have pressed forward in sectors The announcement follow On the front fiom Zlota Lipa west to PodlwU the enemy lesumed the offensive without suc- cess, sustaining gicat losses. "On the westcin bank of the liver Bystntza-Bolotvina we occu- pied Lysiets miles southwest ol Toward Ard- zelusl our hoops occupied a heues of heights In the Mcnnty of Korosmezo (Carpathians) our troops, con- tinuing their advance, appi cached the summits of the mountain. Caucasian front. The Turkish offensive in the region west of Lake Van was repulsed. In Persia in the region of Kala Pa- zova counter -attacks occurred with considerable Turkish losses. latt western Alberta. The-above well Is now down some 2150 feet. HARVESTERS COMING TN HUNDREDS Winnipeg, Aug. continue to arrive In great num beri from Vveral directions. The belief it growing that there will be little or no. shortage of labor for the PEOPLE WILL HAVE VOTE Copenhagen, Aug. Folke- thihg, or lower house of thp Danish parliament; today voted in favoi- of the' Danish West Indies, to the United Slates, if a plebiscite favored tlie sale. 'The vote was 62 for the proposition to 44 against it, one mem- ber being denied a.vote and six be- Jng absent MARKETS October wheat 145% October oiti 48% October flax...... 195% WEATHER High Lew Precipitation 59 48 .74 Partly fair and cool with local showers. Ottawa, Aug.- appropriation of has b'een-iiinde for the pay. meiit.of services oLChlef Justice Wil- liam Meredith of court of Ontario While engaged on the commis- sion which .Investigated..the fuse con- tracts pidc.ed in. the 'United States. Mr. .Justice Duff, .whifwas associat- ed with 'Sir. AViljium on the commis- sion .ground that under the supreme court.act..he was not entillcd to any. for his services, so no appropriation 'will be made on his behalf. IS. BREMEN CAUGHT? New York. Aug; pas- cengers who .arrived today from London on the Cunar'rt'er Alaun- la were confident that they had seen the new German commer- cial submarine Bremen In tow of two British waiBltfrs off Deal on Sundl> night August Bth, when their at anchor In thp Downs v REFUSES NEW TRIAL FOR itELLY Winnipeg, Aug. court if appeal today refuted to grant a SOLDIER A USHER IF HE ABSENTS Ottawa, Aug Is stated in lie military department that a "oldier who absents hiirselt for a sufficient period without is a deserter, whether liis battalion it me sets or at home Commanding ofncsis may give a soldier 28 dais de.tntion for being absent ivithmit leave, but can- not Imprison him A magistrate must pass sentence (t vai nHo stated at the militia department ths.t parents of boys enlisted in the expeditionary forces who appear; at the last moment and claim; their offsprings, will not' bo allowed to do so in future. NAVAL ENCOUNTERS Amsterdam, via London, ,Aug Two and derman warships uere observed from Flushing. Holland, last night, accord- ing to a dispatch from flushing to the Telefraaf. f Hon. A. P. McNab Denies Know- ledge of Contract Juggling On Battleford Asylum Regina, Sask, Aug A. P. McNab was called to the stand in toe probe of the Battleford aaylum con structlon this morning after cpmntis sioner Newlands'and J. F. Bryant con- cluded a uordv battle Bryant was charged by the commissioner with attempting to deceive the commission in regard to the force account per- centage on the construction of the spur which by agreement was to be 15 per cent, but which on paj- ment was cut down to J.O per cent Bryant Thursday put In evidence about tho agreement but did not know of the reduction shown in the courh- er for payment Commissioner Newlants said Mr Brjant had deliberately tried to de- the deputy He knew of no ararngcraent to give the Sas katchenan Building Construction Co the contract and did not know thut othei lenders were ot a "friendly1 vsrietv He did not know that of the several deputy mlnlslen hold- ing office successively under "W Interests in companies holding IUB-' contracts. cJ-C. .JiC ;