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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LETnfMPDGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1917 ietbbtfoge Devalb letbbrt&oc, Rlterta SAILV AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per wccR......10 ball!', delivered per year ......$5.00 batlr, by mail, por year.........$4.00 .Weekly, by m�il, per year ......$!-60 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... 1j6- Edltorlal Office ............... 1EJl W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrnnco -  Euelness Malinger Dates of expiry or subscriptions np-pear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after er.piralion date is our authority to continue- tho subscription. Your Klnfl and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OK THE WAR The Canadians are holding solidly against all counter-attacks, the newly-raptured position of Hill 70 at Lens. For several days the Germans have thrown furious assaults at this position in an effort to retake it, but without success. On the other hand the Canadian forces have caused colossal losses to the attacking Germans, who have been compelled to relinquish their efforts. The British and French continue to progress in Belgium. On the Rumanian front. Austrians claim to have taken a large number of prisoners. SIR WILFRID LAURIER DISAPPOINTS CONSCRIPTIONISTS. Evidently the greatest mistake the western Liberals made at their Winnipeg convention was in assuming, in spite of his declaration of some weeks -ago, that Sir Wilfrid Laurier is In favor of raising reinforcements for the Canadian armies at the front "by compulsion, if necessary." It now ceems that many who favor conscription, but voted in favor of the win-the-war resolution and the endorsa-tion of Sir Wilfrid following, had a mistaken understanding of the leader's opinion on conscription. Since then, however, an effort has been made to secure from Sir AVilfrld a pronouncement of his attitude toward conscription. Failure to do so is tho rock on which the hope of the strong party men of the Winnipeg convention has split. In a recent editorial dealing with the relation between the Liberal party leader and the Winnipeg convention, the Winnipeg Free Press says: � An Ottawa dispatch says that J. A. Calder, of Saskatchewan and A. G. Maekay, of Alberta,-presumably as unofficial delegates from the western Sir tho western Liboral convention by n formal repudiation of the position which he has taken in the houso of commons. If tile convention can get him to do this It will have, bullded bettor than It knows. But the experience of Mr. Calder and Mr. Mac-kay Is not encouraging. The rebuff which Sir Wilfrid gave them he had already given to nt least fifty other influential Liberals who pleaded with him not to disrupt the Liiieni'i party by taking n position which to them was impossible. There Is nothing mysterious about the reason for the breach between Sir Wilfrid and tens of thousands of his former followers. They arc for conscription. Some want it applied forthwith; others are willing to Iinve tho voluntary system given another trial, provided tho leaders of the French-ninadrans will join heartily in the campaign, on the understanding that failure moans conscription. Sir Wilfrid is ngalnst conscription, now or In the future; and even with regard to voluntary enlistment he will give no pledges and make no specific engagements. Sir Wilfrid can have a reunited party behind him upon very simple conditions. Let him declare: 1. That he agrees that our present divisions at the front must be maintained in unimpaired strength. 2. That he believes that the necessary men can be obtained by voluntary enlistment; and pledges himself to use his influence to the uttermost in the province of Quebec to aid in securing these voluntary recruits. 3. That failing the securing of the necessary men by these means he will support the application of compulsion. If Sir Wilfrid Laurier will not go this far, what art; Liberals who believe in the vigorous prosecution of the war by keeping our forces at the I front up to strength to do? Obviously 1 they have but two choices. They must abandon either the leadership of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, or the boys in the trenches. There is no other course Once this is made clear, as it will be in tho forthcoming campaign, every Liberal, who honestly favors conscription, must refuse to support Sir Wilfrid Laurier or any candidate who supports him. Of course, if Sir Wilfrid Laurier modifies his position in the manner Indicated, no real difficulty remains in the way of the formation of a union government. This might very justly form the basis for a coalition. NEW ELEVATOR AT NOBLEFORD T (From Our Own Corrrspmulont) Nobletord. Aug. 17.-Mr, nnd Mrs. C. C. iletzel have taken one of tho new cottages thr.t have recently been erected hero and moved In last Saturday. Mr. Cummlngs of the Independent Grain company was n visitor to our little burg on Wednesday, lie was making a tour round the country having a look at the condition of tho crops. Mr. Muddey. the city electrician of F.dnionton. paid a visit l> see his friomls, Mr. and Mrs. Mosson on Sunday. Tho lied Cross workers met at the home of Mrs. J. II. Me.iUl on Wednesday, a good number being out. While j the attendance, has generally been good still for the great amount of work that has to be done the committee would like to see a far greater attendance In the future. With a new teacher appointed the trustees are having the school bouse renovated this week so that it will be In good condition for tho opening of j for tho Republican mayoralty nomlna- Toronto Saturday Night says Sir Joseph Flavelle should resign. His profits or his baronetcy-which? Xow's the time to begin preparing for a fat stock show next spring and the fair and stampede next summer. For three years Southern Alberta has led the west in average wheat yields. Next year would be the right time to make it the fourth. New settlers from the States, and especially from Washington, are pouring into South Alberta, buying up good land and putting it under production. Now that Uncle Sam is at war these men have no further fear of coming to Canada, as they had a year ago. Senator Cloran says he opposed the , Conscription bill on the ground that Liberal convention-waited upon.sir j d lh scheuule of exemptions the Wilfrid Laurier on Monday and wrestl-! ed with him in an attempt to get him i to give a definition of his attitude to- j wards compulsion which would justi- | ^PICKED UP IN * PASSING *0R TB Busy man Col. L. W. (Trooper) Mulloy, had a narrow escapo from drowning at Iroquois, Ont. A plaguo 6t catorplllars is sweeping Bnyonne. N.J.. destroying hundreds of shade trees. National Guardsmen at Onklnnd, Cnl., raided I.W.W. headquarters and mado a bonfire of tho organization's records and literature. New York State Industrial commission is contemplating' a ban on all smoking in factories under its jurisdiction. Liberals of Rovclstoko nominated Wlllinm A. Anstie, president of Iho board of trade, to oposo 11. F. Groen in the forthcoming election. A Rotary club was "munched in Re-gina at a meeting of representative business men, J. J. Galloway is temporary chairman and K. E. Rogers temporary secretary. A petition asking Justice .Tamos C. Cropsey to run against Mayor Mitchell ly the faith in him shown by many of the delegates to the convention. The report says that the two westerners failed in their mission. It adds that Mr. Mackay said after the Interview that he realized that the state-] Tnents made by Liberal conscription-jst members as tD Sir Wilfrid's position were correct; and that he had been mistaken In assuming that these representations put the Liberal leader in a wrong light. This statement about Mr. Mackay's views was no doubt unauthorized and ft will probably be denied; yet it may, notwithstanding, be a fairly accurate summary of the situation.  Many of the pro-Laurier delegates to the Liberal convention had an absurdly wrong conception of Sir Wil-Jrid'a attitude towards the war. It is true, also, that they did not want to be enlightened. Mr. Turriff told the convention the cold truth when he said, speaking not hearsay but from first-hand knowledge, that Sir Wilfrid was Jnveterately opposed to conscription under any and all circumstances; but the pro-Laurler delegates preferred to believe that be had not properly understood Sir Wilfrid's language. There were anti-conscriptionists in the convention-not a few of them; but many of the warmest supporters ct Sir Wilfrid were strongly for conscription. They argued at great length and often with much heat that Eir Wilfrid was for conscription, too; he might have to dissemble mean-v.'hlle because he had tho province of Quebec on his hands, but give him a majority in tho now parliament and see what ho would do! They were encouraged in those views by a diligent canvass that went forward all tho time. Doubtful delegates were shown a telegram from one of Sir AVil-frid's lieutenants, In which it was explained that the old chief's heart was .in the right place and that ho would come out for conscription at the proper time. No information was given, however, as to when the proper time for such a declaration would come. Then there was an unconscionable liar lrom Alberta who told doubting delegates that Sir Wilfrid Laurier had told him personally that ho, was for conscription and was only waiting tor an opportune time so to declaro himself. Various eastern Liberal newspaper*-among them tho London Advertiser mod the Toronto Globe-have interpreted tho Laurier resolution adopted by the convention as an Invitation to Sir Wilfrid to define his position. Inn sense this Is bo. It is an invitation to him to get in line with tho deulara-, )iM in favor of cquacrlDtlon made by j bill deals a fatal and deadly blow at the existence of Christian churches which have to depend on a full complement of ministers for religious services, and church and educational purposes. It might be mentioned that the Huns have been striking many deadly blows at churches iu Belgium and France. Uncle Sam has now about 750,000 men under arms,'many of them trained soldiers. This is a pretty fair start. Soon there will be a steady stream of "Sammies" to France and the submarines won't be able to stop them either. Russia won't be able to do much this year, but by nest spring order should be restored. Then should come an offensive on east and west that will ba telling in lt3 effect. It will como after another winter of cold and hunger in Germany. No wonder the Hun hasn't much stomach for another winter and spring campaign. VULCAN (From the Advocate). On AVednesday, August Sth death claimed another respected and well known Vulcan resident Henry Wiihart. The deceased who was 40 years of age passed away after a short illness at the Calgary General hospital, and the remains wore forwarded to Vulcan on Saturday morning's train. The funeral services took place in the Vulcan church. Rev. A. R. Schrag officiating. Interment being made in tho Vulcan cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, showing tho deep respect in which the deceased was held. Funeral arrangements were in chargo of Geo. L. Jacques, funeral director. Cutting of barley and oats is general in the Vulcan district this week, and In the Lake McGregor district many are cutting wheat. Wheat cutting will be general this week-end. On an average there- will be a better crop than first anticipated, the last rain having helped a good deal to fill the heads. It is not expected that help will be scarce for the present at least. Somo of tho would-be I. W. W. laborers are talking of not going out under $0.00 this fall, but wo have It from good authority that there aro plenty of men to be had for $3.25, and are glad to get It. Thero is talk of threshers going to charge very high prices this year, but wo understand that the price- ct threshing will be in proportion to the wages they have to pay for hol^. the new session on Monday the 27thjtlon in at 9 o'clock. Miss Mcintosh, tho new-1 lures. Iv appointed teacher comes with very good references and it is expected that the school will maintain the high position that it has at tho present time. Work has been going forward with the new road to the nort/i. Several bad holes have been filled in and tho ground grader for a considerable extent. The work Is expected to be finished this next week and the farmers to the north and west will be able to bring their grain to town with a lot less (lilliculty. D. J. Hays of Lethbridge. was a business visitor here on Monday. Ho says that trade in the district is fairly brisk. The new elevator for the United Grain Producers is now going up rapidly and it will soon be completed. It is expected to be able to take grain in right from the start of the threshing. A rather unfortunate accident happened in the building of the elevator on Monday. One of the workmen in some way got his finger caught and had the misfortune to lose it. He was rushed to the hospital at Lethbridge in Mr. Kilpatrlck's car. The severe rain storm that was all round the district on Monday night did not bring any hail here, but the people to the east of the village were less fortunate, some of them getting a good amount. S. Keller, about 10 miles east, reports that on his farm the loss will amount to 75 per tent. Trior to the storm he had a very nice ] looking crop but it will now not be worth very much. One good tiling is that he carried a fair amount of in- i surance. j H. UecUer, of Becker and Yates, paid a brief visit to their yard hero on Monday. Business here is- going pretty strong, and they are pleased with their turnover. The electrician has now got the new plant at Medds & Hunts connected up and they are now using their own juice. We wonder who is going to be the next one to put in a plant. Business in all the stores at the present time is very good, most of the farmers being busy getting in their supplies' for the fall. A good number of our people were down at Lethbridge for the stampede. All report having a good time, which was only to be expected. Mr. Oakley, of the immigration department at Winnipeg, paid a visit hero on Thursday to get some samples of our grains for exhibition purposes In the various buildings under the control of the department. Some of the farmers in this district are members of the Canadian Seed association, so Mr. Hooker and Mr. Williams from Claresholm paid a visit to their farms this week and examined the registered seed plots. They were very satisfied with all that they saw on their trip. For some time the question of building a church here has been one that most people have had in their minds. Preliminary arrangements have been under way for some time and the plans of the board of managers have matured so far that the site has been staked oyit and work on the basement commenced this morii'.iig. The church building will be 2S feet wide and 48 feet long, and is. placed in the centre of tho two lots that the Ladies' Aid bought for the church site some time ago. It will be built in the bungalow style and is expected to seat about 120 people. This particular style of a church building is quite contrary to the general conception but wherever it has been tried people are satisfied and those who have seen other buildings In this stylo say that when completed it looks all right. Owing- to It being built in tho bungalow stylo thero will be no steeple but a tower will be built at the north end of tho church which will serve aH the entrance and at the same time will bo used as a belfry. The tower entranco will bo fitted with low benches and hat and coat racks and will. be. a real ante room as well as a vestibuio. As the folk come into tho church they will face tho minister and there will bo three aisles down the centre and sides of the church. Two class rooms will be built ttt tho back of the church which will be used for \tho Sunday school purposes. Mr. and Mrs, P. Hunt and children, together with Miss D. Hunt have spent, the week in Calgary. Mrs. Furgeson, who has bedn stopping for a short vIbR here, left for Calgary on Monday. New York bore X 1,000 slgna Two ca�cs of leprosy havo discovered in Syracuso, N.Y. men are Crooks. been Both is wl(ne��ed In every house. Jewish mothers feel happy to soo their nurs-In* babies die. At toast they are through With their suffering. Our wealthiest people cut off their daughters' hair arid soil it to he able to buy the indispensable things like bread tor their dying children." Answering Sir Klntoch Cooke In tho British commons, tho war secretary said he had no official Information of persons avoiding military service in Canada by claiming conscientious objection to fighting. They would not bo given employment or civil service. Tho quoBtion was evidently prompted by the fact lhat. conscientious objectors have been discovered in the civil service in England. Somo wore employed, even in the war office departments. Mrs. C. D. Dickie, 4fi, of Oswego, Ore., is in a critical condition after being accidentally shot by her 3-ycar-old granddaughter. Tho child obtain-the revolver in a bureau. Dr. Jfichaoiis, imperial German chancellor, has been promoted from captain to lieutenant-colonel. Dr. von Bethtuann-Hollwcg, Dr. MichaoUs' predecessor, bore the title of major-general. Word has been received that Lt. J. R. Stratton,. M.C., son of Aid. A. II. Stratton, proprietor of the Peter-boro Review, and nephew of the late Hon. J. R. Stratton, has been wounded. The volcano which early in June laid waste the 'region around the Salvadorean capital, continues to spout burning lava. Thousands of persons, native and foreigners, daily visit the scene of the eruption, which offers a unique spectacle. Max Reiser, who threatened to lay a vile complaint with the patriotic' fund and have tho allowance to a soldier's wife stopped unless the woman gave him money, was sent to jail for three months by Judgs C'oatsworth in the Toronto cilminal court. Percy Roberts, alias Manning, victim of the highway robbery near Hitchcock, was arrested at Estovan on a vagrancy charge. He was remanded until August 22, on which date the preliminary hearing on the robbery charge will also be heard. Pte. Joseph Wilde, of the Canadian forces, has died at Earlbourne, as a result of wounds received in a quarrel at Seaford last May. A Montenegrin, Layovitch, also with the C^r,a dlans, is serving a three-year sentence for the shooting of Wilde. M. Shingarcff, former Russian minister of finance, speaking at a constitutional democratic congress, said fiji.000,000 rubles in paper money were being printed daily, as compared with 35,000,000 daily In May. Eight thousand workmen were engaged in the work, as compared with seven hundred in normal times, he added. Boys and girls In Winnipeg will not be permitted to drive the family mo-tar car without themselves having separate licenses, special family permits being issued at a dollar each for this purpose. Tho wife, husband, son or daughter of the owner of the car can then drive it without violating any regulations. "A fund of $5,000,000 rather than $1,000,000, as originally announced, will be needed to finance the religious and social work of the Roman Catholic church in connection with tho army and navy, according to the Rev. Father John J. Burke, of New York, editor of the Catholic World. The rumor that a Bocret subterranean passage had been discovered leading from the Villa of the Roses, at Rome, the residence of Prince von Buolow, the former German ambassador, to tho Hotel Eden, the former proprietor of which -rtras a German, may be dismissed '-as baseless. Investigation discloses- that bucIi a tunnel Is not In existence. A. W. R. Markley, of Calgary, has been appointed tv deputy collector for tho Inland revenue division of Calgary. Liquor advertisements In newspapers may bo banned by tho Ontario government under tho Ontario temperance amendment act, 1917. Dr. Nelson Wager, one of tho prominent citizens of Napaneo, died after-only two hours' Illness. He was 70 years of ago. For tho first tiran slneo It was started, women havo been employed the past week at tho Cobourg Steel com- j pnny's plant, assisting iu making munitions. Tho big Pennsylvania nnthrncltc companies have no intention of raising prices over tho regular September iucreaso of ten cents a ton, officials declaro. Tho number of deaths in Now York caused by the boat wave of a week which ended Aug. 4 is estimated at 955 by the weekly bulletin of tho department of health. George L. Schaffer, who for fourteen years wns proprietor of tho Brunswick hotel, Colborne. passed away at Belleville hospital after only a few days' illness. Elizabeth Menefoo filed suit in the district court, at Denver, against the Denver City Tramway company, asking damages of $ 10,SOO.75, which she claims to havo sustained in an auto collision with a street car. Jews in Warsaw are starving, according to a letter, the authenticity of which is vouched for by the provisional Zionist committee, made public at New York. "Death from starvation is a real fact," the letter said. "It Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. N1VEN BROS. 218 First Ave. 8. Phone 1732 NOTHING stronger can be offered in any Business than Exceptional Skill Exceptional Attentiveness We offer it in Tailoring Ridpath The Tailor 407 5th St. S. Lethbridge Phone 730 CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader, Haul Your Coal, Grain or Hay WITH A IS FARM LANDS Of tho Hudson's Bay Company and Calgary and Edmonton Land Co. FOR SALE 'T^rf\ The H. Macbeth Agency $27.gQ PER ACRE .157.50 Per Acre Cash Will now buy our fine 680 farm 5V� miles south of New Dayton, without crop. Balance in four equal annual payments, interest at 7 per cent. 80 acres fine breaking; 180 acres fine for stubble crop 1918. 500 acres now under cultivation. Prosent growing crop of 400 acres will probably bo worth over $15,000. Call Rural 411 or write Felger Farming: Co. Limited. 208-0 STAUDE-MAK -AT-RACTOR Four Horses for the Price of One $295 and a Ford V IN GOOD CONDITION MAKES A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1600-LB. HORSE8 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. IF YOUR AGENT DOES NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 304 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) TO TRAIN IN CUBA Washington, Aug. 18.-Cuba's offer to provide a mobilisation and training ground for some American forces has been accepted. The number of the forces to bo sent cannot bo disclosed for military roasonu, IMPORTANT NOTICE! SALE -OF- FURNITURE AND ENTIRE EQUIPMENT OF THE NEW DAYTON HOTEL, NEW DAYTON On Wednesday Next, Aug. 22nd AT 1 P.M. SHARP Including: Dressers and Stands;.Beds, Springs and Mattresses; Feather Pillows; Blankets; Sheets; Comforters; Toilet Ware; Heaters; McCU|,ry Hotel ItanKe; Offico Chairs; Roll Top Desk; Dining Tables;* Pinings Chairs; Drophead Sewing Machine; Oak and Mahogany Kpckere; Carpet Squares and Hugs; Tablo Silvor-waro; � Glassware j. .-Crockery 5 Dishes; Curtains and many other items too numeraris'to classify, FRANK WADDINOTON, AUCTIONEER TRAIN LEAVES LETHBRIDGE 9.10 A.M. I A Good Impression. First impressions are tenacious. The customer who gets an unpleasant impression on his first visit to a store, is riot likely to be a permanent customer. On the contrary, a favorable first impression will insure a steady patronage. First impressions are often obtained from a firm's advertising, even before the store is visited. A frank, straightforward statement of values and advantages, will create an impression of fair dealing, and bring the customer to the store in a receptive state of mind. Our advice to merchants is to give careful thought to their advertising and to advertise regularly. I COPVRIOHTCO I ;