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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta tfetaH VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1917 DAMAGE TO HUN MILITARY POSTS BELGIAN TOWNS Vnolher Raid Carried Out on Military Establishments and Great Effect Noticed London, Aug. 20.-Gorman military establishments in Belgium which have boon attacked repeatedly of lute by British airplanes, were again raided Saturday night, the admiralty announces. The statement follows: "Many tons of bombs were dropped on the night of Aug. 18-111 by the naval air service on the following military objectives: St. Pierre station and sidings at Ghent, Thour-out station, and dump, Bruges docks. A raid was also carried out yesterday morning on the Snellghani airdrome whore a direct hit was made on a largo shed. "On their return our machines were ..attacked by hostile aircraft which were beaten off with the aid of a royal flying corps patrol. Ono enemy machine was shot down out of control, AH ours returned safely." Tl CITY OF CALGARY Too Much Prejudice in Edmonton Against Prosecution of Northern Men Edmonton, Aug. 20.-Two liskimos, Sinnlsiak and Uhiksuk, will be tried in Calgary for tho murder of Father Laroux. Application was made this morning before the chief justice in chambers by c.C. McfJau:, K.C., prosecutor In a lengthy affidavit, in the course of which he says: 'On account of the widespread prejudice among the community in tho city of Edmonton against prosecution, and tho alleged or rumored conduct of thu priests, with whoso murder, tho prisoners are charged, and on account of the widespread sympathy and sentiment that has dcevloped In the said community by (as I verily believe from Information received by me) interested persons. In my opinion the fair trial of prisoners, cither of them, on the charge of murder cannot be obtained in, or in the neighborhood of the city oi" Kdmon-ton." After hearing the argument of Mr. MeCaul and .1. K. Wallbridge, K.C., Chief Justice Harvey changed tho placo of the trial to Calgary, and will Instruct tho sheriff of Calgary to empanel a jury for Wednesday morning. Mr. McCaul announced that the two lCsklmns, Ulukauk and Sinnlsiak, will bo jointly charged with the murder of Laroux. -:----i__ NEW SESSION REICHSTAG Berlin, Aug; 18.--The main committee of the reichstag will recoayeno August 21 for Its" first session since tho recent ministerial crisis. The commltteo will have to elect a new chairman as Dr. Spahn no longer is a member of the roiehstag since bis Appointment as Prussian minister of Justice. The present vico-chairman is Dr. Suedokum, a Socialist-Democrat. The npproachli.g session will bo tho oommitteo's first attempt to confer with the neiyly appointed government heads as well as with tho now chan-collor, TYPE OF AIRPLANE London, Aug. 20.-A dispatch to the Dally Mall from Vevy, Switzerland, says the barns of a Zeppelin works lit Friedrlchshoven are being used tor the building of a new typo of airplane from which much Is expoctod. The .body of the machine Is serpentine In form; From both sides of it Bmoko clouds can be thrown out which will entirely conceal the machine  REVOLTS IN  London, Aug. 20.-Great revolts have taken place in the leading towns of Finland, ac^ cording to advices through channels opened by tho raising of the embargo on Kiissiun newspapers on the frontier of Sweden and Finland. Public order Is now being restored by the arrival of fresh troops. * * * * *  FINLAND * * Triple Output Destroyers Washington, Aug. 20.-Immediate expansion of building facilities of the United States to double or triple the output of destroyers during the next 18 months was the object of a conference today between Secretary Daniels and the representatives of 25 or more ship and engine builders. "If we get what we want," the secretary said, "United States will have more destroyers than any other pofecr. They are the one thing that the submarine fears." TABER FAIRS ARE -ON THIS WEEK Cardston's fair is tho attraction in the south today and tomorrow and a number ol local poople are going down today. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Grassy Lake fair will be in full swing. The Taber fair starts on Thursday and lasts till Friday night. This week practically winds up tho fairs in the southern part of the province. REJECT APPEAL Paris, Aug. 17.-A revision court martial has rejected the appeal of the Dutch dancer, Mata Hurl, who recently whs condemned to death as a spy. MARKETS - Spot Wheat .................. 240 October Wheat ............... 212 Spot Oats .................... 62 October Cats ................ 62 October. Flax................. 333% WEATHER High ............... ........... ft* low ...................... 53 Forecast: .Thunder showers In few localities, but mostly fair and warm. PRICE OF COAL IS 15.75 PER ION That Is What Householders Will Have to Pay Here This Winter The price of $4.(50 a ton for domes-ti ccoal at the mine has now been fairly definitely established. Though tic coal at the mine has now been made by Commissioner Armstrong, it is understood that the temporary rate, established on the resumption of work after the strike, will stand. This means that local householders will pay for their coal this winter .at tho rate of $5.75 per ton, or $10.75 for a two ton load. This is the highest price ever charged In Lethbridge for coal, and at that figure many who had about decided to replace gas with coal will continue to burn gas, the difference in the cost of the two fuels being very tittle in favor of coal. Miners are commencing to return to the mines in this district, and the output is increasing dally, but if tho men were available the three local companies wound put GOO more men at work tomorrow. SHOOTING AFFRAY St. Paul, Aug. 18.-Mrs. Fred A. Gygo and her husband were shot but not seriously wounded in their home by Joseph Holmes today. Holmes was arraigned in tho police court today and his trial will come up on Monday, A charge of shooting with intent to kill may be laid against him. E Exmouth, England, Aug. 20-The national confo'renco of miners' federation of Great Britain today decided by a vote of 37G to 354. that the British labor party should not be' represented at the international socialist conference at Stockholm. This is a reversal of the previous docision of the miners' federation. SUB ON ATLANTIC COAST An Atlautlq Port, Aug. 18.-Warning of the presence on the Atlantic coast of a submarine operating under a disguise of a sailing vessel was brought here today by an oil steamer, which reported the receipt of a wireless message to this effect while off the Florida coast. The captain of the steamer said he believed the message was sent from Bermuda, The warning was 'be on close watch for strange submarine with top halt ot schooner covering." Take One Position Without Fighting, Herlin Admits --Canadians Doing Good Work at Lens- British Kepulse Further Strong Attacks in Belgium. Devlin, Aug. 20, via London.-The war office announces that tho French without lighting have occupied Talon ridge on the Verdun front east of tho Mouse. French Report Paris, Aug. 20.-French troops made an attack this morning on both banks of the Mouse on the Verdun front. Early information shows that the battle has developed to the advantage of the French on a sector of 18 kilometers (11 miles) prisoners already have been passing to tho rear. Hun Attacks Repulsed London, Aug. 20.-German counterattacks on positions captured by the British yesterday morning south-east of Ephey were completely repulsed after sharp lighting according to the British official statement. A successful raid was carried out last night south of Lens. On the battlefront the British line has been advanced slightly southeast of St. Jenahoek. BEEF AND BACON NOW TABOO TWO DAYS IN WEEK Local Eating Places Commence Enforcement of New Regulations Tomorrow Though last Fridoy was the first "meatless" day for cafes and restaurants, owing to the fact that it was not widely advertised, very few of the local concerns endeavored to get along without serving beof and bacon. However, tomorrow, Tuesday, is the next day, and every public eating place will be expected to govern itself accordingly. Those eating at public places.will have to do likewise. It will be quite improper to walk into a restaurant In the morning and order bacon and eggs or "ham and." Breakfast steaks are also out of order. If one must have meat a mutton chop will probably be the most likely substitute. But eggs are allowed. And strictly fresh eggs are obtainable, though the price 'jumped five cents a dozen last week. During tho rest of the "meatless day" beef will be off the bill of fare. It will not be served in any form, beefsteak or tho lowly beef stew that the restauranteur looks tp for getting rid of the leftovers of roasts and scraps. And though ham and bacon are denied, it is understood that pork chops,, and tresh pork, except the hams and sides are not barred from the menu. Mutton in all its forms la permissible, though It is not clearly established as yet whether veal is considered as beef. More poultry will be served by the restaurants though it will be a few weeks yet before the poultry season proper opens. The advent of the wild fowl season on September 1st will likely result in more wild game being included on the bill of fare. Altogether chefs figure that their work 1b made much harder by tho toed restrictions, and they are asking the public to bo patient with them until they concoct new dishes to take the places ot the "forbidden fruits." New Canadian Methods London, Aug. 20.-That the method*' of conducting offensive which were employed by the Canadians in the Lens operations last week were ac-' cordlnc to n new plan which was prepared by Sir Arthur Currie some time back, and which differs in many important particulars from the tactics previously In vogue, is the information the Canadian Associated Press hffto authority for stating. The Canadian staff knew exactly how to drive the Germans out without undue los3 In tho Dominion's own forces. There are undoubted proofs that for months past tho Germans have recognized'this, and that when our troops enter town there, will be i'ound plenty of evidence of Hun facility for looting. Work of Canadians Canadian Headquarters in France, Aug. 20, (by the. Canadian overseas correspondent).-Northwest of Lens, amid a nest of trenches and railway cuttings which forms the last line of German defense In this quarter, our men have succeeded in establishing strong posts in a special trench which was the scene of desperate and indecisive fighting two days ago. These new posts give command of the last bit of ground from which the defenders of the city could overlook our advance from the weBt, and they are now In the hollow all round the front which swings about Lens in a semi-circular form. The eastern exits from the city are now subjected to a constant and harrassing Are of artillery and machine guns. This makes the bringing . up of provisions 'and supplies ot ammunition very difficult. At 2 o'clock this morning a trench raid on the enemy's frout, north-west of Avion, resulted In heavy fighting, in the course , of which a considerable number of. the enemy were killed in hand to hand fighting. Avion front was strongly held by the Germans as a protection to Halliimlnes, a large mining village to the south-east of Lens, where many guns, withdrawn from the German forward area to escape capture, are: how located. German prisoners speak with bitterness seeing their guns in process of withdrawal, while infantry was sent forward with insufficient artillery support. The loss of the guns still appears to be more important in the eyes of German commanders than the loss of men. The enemy has, been very active in the air recently and has been bombing our back areas more frequently than for some time past. The haughty Prussian is becoming little less sure of himself. A battalion commander just taken prisoner saya that our' troops are better than his own men who can now be regarded as defensive troops, only and have not the qualities required for offensive operations. That is a remarkable admission considering ita aourc*. BY FEBRUARY New Plant Will Be On the Job By That Time-Rush the Work London, Aug. 20.-More than half the walled city of Salonika in Greek Macedonia which is under, occupation by tlii' entente allied troops was destroyed by fire on Saturday, Eighty thousand persons, who were rendered homeless were being removed to neighboring villages last evening, according to a dispatch received in London. Tho fire is now under control. Ti Residents of Lethbrldge may confidently hope to be drinking filtered water after February 1st next. That was the statement made by Commissioner Grace at this morning's meet-ins of the city council. Commissioner Grace first made the statement to a deputation o" citizens from Hardieville. He later explained to, the Herald that the progress being made on the filtration plant warranted the statement. A large staff of men Is at work on the plant. ^^Practically all the concrete work has been done on the filter proper, and also on the clear-water well and the pump pit. The piles aro all driven for the sedimentation basin, which Is now ready tor the concrete. If- there Is no delay in . securing steel and the machinery' tor' the plant it will be ready to handle the spring freshet which marks the beginning of muddy water each year. The plant will be far enough advanced by the time hard frost appear*, that it will tie possible to complete:-construction during the winter. : London, Aug. 20.-The strike of the Associated Society ot Engineers and Firemen, which was to have been called today Involving about 40,000 men, had not been begun,at noon, although some of the men may have quit work at. midnight. The executive committee of the union remain* in London discussing the, situation, The opposition ot virtually the astir* press may ha^re a diaheartening effect on the men: . ,, I  DR.vCUARK RITIRW .   TO PRIVATE UPS   Calgary, Aug'. 19-Dr. Clark. X  MP., has definitely announc-   ed bis approaching retirement:  ' from public lite. The announce-   ment came in a letter to Mr. O.   W. Smith, ot Red Deer, preil-  % dant of the Red Deer Liberal1  asaoclatton.   *- 9032?0 73 04 4 79 7629 125 ;