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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME X. LKTHBIIIDGK. ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1017 NUMBER 213 i CANADIANS, FRENCH AND HAL MAKE HUGE ADVANCES ROGERS COULD NOT BEAR THOUGHT OF A COALITION GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION TKAN^i: AND EX "auy Mau Bays^ and Milling company of Breeso, 111. i tCONTINUEB ON I'^GB SIXJ The Toronto Mail and Empire says: "Mr. Rogers is and always has been a strong party man, and it would not be surprising if ha were ol tho opinion that tlio party system is the only practical style ot government for a democracy like ours and if he bolieved that governments must stand or fall by it in all crises." Montreal Gazette: "We presume that Mr. Rogers takes his usefulness as a servant of the public in high places to have been weakened and so he has retired from the scene. It is well that public men should be, as Caesar's wife, above reproach. Equally lruo is it that once the breath of suspicion falls upon them, they must disappear. Whether the resignation of Mr. Rogers is a step toward reconstruction of the cabinet or not we are unaware. But tills much is certain, Mr. Rogers' retirement gives the premier a freer hand." Tho Ottawa Journal Press (Conser likely he Sir George Foster, Sir Thomas White, lion. J. I). Reid, Hugh Guthrie, and Senator Robertson. From Manitoba Hon. Arthur Moighon, T. M. Crerar, Isaac l'ltblado, K. C. From Saskatchewan, Hon. J. A. Culder, and J. G. Turriff. From Alberta Sir James Lougheod or Hon. Arthur Sifton. From British Columbia, Hon. Martin Bur-roll, Quebec representation would remain pretty much as it Is, ami from down east F. B. Onrvell ajid A. K. MacLoan are mentioned with no certainty of their coming in." GUNNER IAS. PAYNE ED Jas. Payne, .1423 Third Ave. N., received word today of tho wounding of his son Gunner Jas. Payne, at the front on July 29th. Ho is remaining on duty, so that his wounds are of a Blight nature, Gunner Pnyno loft Lethbridge with the first contingent to go to tho front, ho that lie has been on active service for throe years. This is tlio first time ho hufi been wounded. JUMP IN COAL PRICE. Cici'iiiniis and Canadians Start Forward at Same Moment-Huns Driven Back-IIiiiih Fail to Retake Positions at Verdun-Italians Have Captured 10,000 Austrian Prisoners. Here is an unusual picture of President Polncare of France and his wife, the King of England and his wife, �vyille in tho background stand tho Prince of Wales, Lord Bertie of the King's household, and Sir Douglas Haig. ALL ABOARD FOR BOARD OF TRADE Auto Party Will Be Shown Over Big Farms and Entertained -at Luncheon Those who contemplate joining the board of trade party to Nobieford farms Wednesday should not fail to notify Arthur llayr, chairman entertainment committee, at once so that lie may make necessary preparations. As this trip is being made on invitation of C. S. Noble, and as refreshments are being provided at Noble-ford for tho guests, it is necessary that Mr. Hayr know as soon as possible how many will make the trip. The party will leave tho Lethbridge Herald at 2 p.m., going by way of Kipp, crossing on the east side of the depot, arriving at Ben Whitney's farm at 2.30. The party will be met there by Mr. Noble, and will then proceed to the east farm, where threshing is in progress. From there tho party will take a short round trip to Grand view farm at Nobieford, and refreshments will then be served. The roads are in splendid condition and the party is assured of a good trip. Barons Man on Trial as Result of Strange Death of Wil-\ Ham Welch A charge of manslaughter has been laid against O. S. Wold, a farmer of the Barons district, as a result of the investigation into tho mysterious death of William Welch, who was found dead on the Barons road two weeks ago. Welch was a son of Thos. Welch, and had evidently been walking along the road when struck and killed in some unknown manner. Wold is appearing this afternoon at Barons for his preliminary hearing. The case is being prosecuted by the provincial police. DR. HENRI BELAND IN BAD SHAPE AS HUNS' PRISONER New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 20.-Dr. Henri S. Boland, former postmaster.-generul of Canada, who.was captured in Belgium when the Germans invaded that country, still believes there is an organized campaign in Canada to rescue him, according to a letter received here last night. Tho letter was from a French-Canadian officer, who met an Englishman named Charles E. Mollor, who had been released from the prison- camp whore Dr. Boland waj� confined. He said the former Canadian poBtmaster-genoral had nearly lost IiIb reason when his wife died some time after their imprisonment and that much longer confinement would place Dr. Beland's life in Jeopardy. Dr. Beland was living in Antwerp when the war broke out. His wife, whom he had married n short, time previously, was a Belgian C. F. JAMIESON of Lethbridge, who was admitted as a full-fledged member of the Alberta bar before Mr. Justice Ives. ItlflttK UF IHE LOCAL BAR C. Fred .Tamieson, of Lethbridge, was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court of Alberta at Calgary yesterday. In terms very complimentary to the new lawyer, Mr. .Tamieson was presented to the court by Mr. James Muir, K.C., president of the law society, and upon his being admitted the conviction o� the court was expressed by Mr. Justice' Ives that Mr." Jamieson would prove a capable and honorable prac-tlcioner. Early last year Mr. Jamieson was given a special standing as a student-at-)aw by the Alberta Law society on account of his previous legal training and wide business experience. At the ago of twenty ho had graduated from Dalhousie law school, Nova Scotia, and for a considerable period thereafter ho was connected with the Standard Oil company. Ho then do-voted somo timo to journalism in Nova Scotia, all the while taking an active part in politics as a Conservative. In lfiOC, when still in his early twenties, he was nominated to contest Cumberland county, N.S., against the late Hon. W. T. Pipes, at one time premier of Nova Scotia and at that time attorney-general for that province. In the following year Mr. .Tamieson was sent to the neighboring province of Prince Edward Island to report on tho working of prohibition legislation in force there, a similar measure having beon introduced that year into the Nova Scotia legislature. (Continued on Paob 3) MARKETS Spot Wheat ................. 240 October Wheat .............. 215 Local Track Oat* ........... 53i/s October Oats .............. 62(4 October Flax...............' 335 WEATHER Hloh....................... 82 Low ............. v........... 54 Forecast--Muatsy fair. and warm, ftvy thundsr thowsrs. L ., OVER NEW FOOD Pork Not Being Served - All Commenced Observation of New Regulations Today WE OBSERVE MEATLESS DAYS DO YOU? HELP TO WIN THE WAR. This is the placard that is now prominently displayed in many eating places in the city. For today is the first meatless day under the new food regulations to he observed in the local hotels and restaurants, although some hotels and other eating places commenced the observation before the regulations came into effect. Today it has been impossible to secure bacon or any class of hog meat, or beef. There is also a substitute served for white bread. In many eating places there is a doubt as to whether bacon really prohibits pork as well, although the proprietors are interpreting the regulations that way, and arc refusing to sorve pork in any shape. There is a good deal of confusion too, as to how the regulations are to be interpreted with respect to tho serving of bacon on other days. The regulations state that bacon can be served at only one meal, but does not : designate which meal. Even then.it will.be necessary to fix certain hours, for many restaurants serve meals throughout the day and night. London, Aug 21,-Canadian troops around Lens launched another a Hack on the. western environment ot* the French mining city at 4.',W o'clock this morning, reports the Reutcr correspondent from British Headquarters in France. The attack developed into one of the most desperate handle-hand hut tics of the war. When the Canadians went over-top they saw masses of gray figures advancing toward them in a thick haze. Both sides had planned the attack at the same moment. Fifteen minutes after the clash came the Germans were making their last stand on the parapet of their trench. They then retreated rapidly. Huns Fail Paris. Aug. 21.-Counter-attacks of extreme violence were made by the Germans last night in an effort to recapture positions taken in the French offensive on the Verdun front. Tho war office announces that the Germans were beaten hack with heavy losses. The number of prisoners now exceeds 5,000. German attacks were especially severe at Avocourt wood and north of, Caurieres. Attacks also were made by the Germans without success on the Aisne front near Ccrny and Hurlebisc. Repulsed Completely London, Aug. 21.-Germans this morning made a third attempt to recapture positions near Ephey recently taken by the British. The war office announces that they were repulsed completely. 10,000 Prisoners Home, Aug. 21.-More than 10,000 prisoners had been taken by the Italians in their new offensive up to yesterday evening, the; war office, announces. The great battle on the Isonzo front continues without interruption. The war office states that the Aus-: Irian line is beginning to bend and give way at various points. Big French Advance at Verdun Paris, Aug. 21.-A smashing French victory on the Verdun: front is reported, the French having captured enemy defenses on both sitles of the Meuse over a front of more than eleven miles, penetrating German lines at different points to a depth of a mile and a quarter. Four thousand unwounded prisoners were taken. A A .% JS ? HUN TROOPS FROM GALICIA Amsterdam, Aug. 21.-A frontier telegram to the Echo Beige says numerous troops are arriving in Flanders from Galicia. �vv�'>*'>�Hv4v�*� CONSTANTINOPLE Washington, Aug. 21.-English aviators raided Constantinople again and damaged the former German cruiser Goeben, now in the Turkish fleet, according to official advices received here. Buildings of military importance were destroyed or damaged, the report said. Harvesting Is Favorably Progressing In The South Hnrvosting is in full swing in the majority'of districts in tho south, and tho reports are very encouraging as to expocted yield. Tho following reports have been received: PINCHER CREEK, Pincher Creek,  Aug. 20.-The weather has been ideal and the farmers ot thlB district have been busily harvesting winter wheat for tho past week. The reports estimate the yield from 211 to 40 bushel per acre. Several fields of Spring wheat are now in tho stook, although the cutting of tt is not general yet. The lato grains are coming along but are mostly ro-portod a light crop. Tho Timothy seed industry Is proving .very interesting and productive this year and will be more extensively gone into in tho future, MACLEOD Macleod, Aug. 18.-Crops in tho Maclcod district have made great advancement during the past week. Light showers have fallen in parts, thus assisting in the maturing of the later grains, and the completing in the ripening of tho early sown crops. Cutting is now started all over tho district, and thoso who have not already begun will make the start early during the week. Tho yield seems to have grown with evory shower, and prospects for a good price will, give .a good Income from each acre on which there is a crop. 80 far there is plenty ot farm help, but with the. starting'of the threshing a targe number will be required. September 1 will see many machines turning out the golden grain, with prospects of an early finish this fall. TRAVERS Travers, Aug. IK.-Harvest goes merrily on without a hitch. Harvesters are as scarce as ever, and some of the farmers went to tho irrigation camp and coaxed away a few men. This week will finish tho greatest amount of cutting. A few finished Thursday with the wheat. Tho grain is shocking up thicker than was expected before cutting started. Th'ero has been no rain to interfere this week and the work is being' rushed from morning till night. Threshing will bo two weeks earlier this year | than usual. NEW DAYTON New Dayton, Aug. 18.-This district was, visited by a good rain Friday afternoon. This rain will be a great, help to the late gown grain. Quite a number of farmers have started to harvest already, but the grain seems to ripen very slowly. CRA8SY LAKE 1 Grassy Lake, Aug. 18.-Cutting is now in full swing. Every farmer is busy with his binders working early and lato. The yield is much better than expected. Several fields are now all standing in shocks. There seems to be enough men tor harvest. We are being favored with dry hot weather, just what is needed. In about another week the threshing machines will be busy ARRANGEMENTS ARE COMPLETE FOR BIG EXCURSION Arrangements have been completed for the big Labor Day excursion to be run from here Monday, Sept. 3rd, to Pernio, under the auspices of the Trades and Labor Council. Tickets, 800 of them, will go on sale tomorrow, and those who contemplate taking in the excursion, are advised to buy their tickets as early as possible. If the entire 800 tickets are sold in a reasonable time, tho committee will charter another train. Tho sports at Fernte will include foot races, lacrosse, football, first aid competitions, etc. A total of $3000 in prizes is being offered. Tho train will leave Lethbridge at 5 a.m., and special street cars will be provided by Commissioner Freeman to run to the station at that hour. Returning, the train will leave Pernio at 9 o'clock in tho evening. Information concerning tho trip and tickets can be secured from Messrs. C. Peacock, H. Morris, F. Smeed, Hedley Drug Co., nnd Secretary Filmer. GERMAN CANNON ; MAKERS ON STRIKE London, Aug. 19.-A strlko of workers in the Esboh and Dusseldorf districts is threatened, according to dispatches from Amsterdam to the Exchange Telegram company. The workers demand 10 pounds of potatoes weekly. At a meeting arranged between labor delegates and the war food department it was declared that it was impossible to give the'workers more than eight pounds of potatoes during the next 20 weeks. To make up for the shortage in potatoes a slight increase in the bread and meat rations might be granted,'the labor delegates were Informed. The reply of the workers has hot yet been received, Agitation favoring a strike in the *Wt>r ^winces is Increasing dally, according to the dispatch. Strike In Krupp Plant Amsterdam, Aug. 19.--The Lokal Anzeiger states that several hundred workmen/employees In Krupp's Magdeburg plant, have gone on strike owing to the arrest of one of their leaders. The workmen considered this a disciplinary measure and sent a deputation to the deputy commander in chief, who Informed them that the man under arrest was suspected of high treason because he distributed 'Bind-bills inciting workers to a* gwent strike. � :.. v 38732709 ?153 13825196 84 ;