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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta TiH-HBKIDGE; ALBEHTA WKDXKSDAY, AUGUST 211, Those Incarcerated Now Gradu- ally Leaving. While "Dry" Conditions In Province Make No New Criminals. When Warden Rivers ot the Pro- vincial' jail here was helping in the fight for "dry" legislation ill Alberta he probably never thought that he storing up a labor shortage for himself. But that is Just what he did. His "farm' at the jail are melt- ing away, and he.'sees visions of him- self going into 'he harvest field and taking; the business end of a pitch- effort to get tho crop saved. It .looks serious for the war den. A year ago the average number of Srisone'rs at the jail was between 150 and 175. Things wore booming. The jail- had plenty of' farm hands. The crops were big. When the returns came in last fall it was found that tho jall'farm had turned out over ?20, 000 worth of-produce. Hon. A. J..'iMcLean, collaborating Dr. Rivers, saw a bright future ahead for the farm department of the jail, and this spring purchased 240 acres more land, making SOO in all in the jail tract Thpj thought that bj giving the healthy outdoor ex erase- .the latter would be earning their jkeep and helping i educe the ex jenses of institution besides great ly benefitting themselves. Then rame July 1st Things went flH Then one bj one spmetimes-two or three a day the farm hands stalled to leave' Their terms w'ere up. But there were no more coming along to take their places The police courts ind dragnets seemed to ho doing poor bushier Those wh" I ..onie along were old hroken-down parties who would just sis'soon live In a jyell-kept provincial jail is not It cise ot thing- going oiit and nothing coming in And it Ibll t tmg iny differ cut Dr Bneis confessed to the Her aid yesteida> that his ioice was down to 6a men and dwindling fist In fact so serious has the unheard of situation become that the doUoi pre vailed upon a couple of to German High Seas Meet Ventures Out, .Turajs Tail At Sight of. British Ships dispatch lo Hie Telegraph I'rom Rotter- _ dam says ihal on Saiui'day, when the Briiisli J'leei was searching She North Sea a great German Heel of at least 00 vessels ol .all'-'- (ii-scriplions was sighted about o'clock in the It was Great Enthusiasm Doubts of Liberal Victory Now Are Swept ser Govt. Arraigned. e'areK'iiy guided by three Zeppelins. Six o'clock, in the evening the same Heel wti.s'viewcd further north steaming furiously ward. "What hapjiened in the the dispatch says, MAYOR HARDIE HONORED Mayor Hardie of Lethbrldso was honored yesterday by the Union of Canadian Municipal- ities now in convention ill Mon- treal when lie was elected third. "What happened in me meanmi c, mi; cd AH i clear from the reports from Hutch captains. At live o clock in of thf, 0rSa.ma, >ry i al'ternoon they saw one or more British squadrons lurther south ,4. tlon for tlle coming year. Aid. ,w I Ihan the six o'clock position of the German fleet, heading of Montreal was chosen ,m.-il. in lli. be called into court to produce books, of his account and other documents in connection with which subpoenas had been served on fie other members of the Kellj- flrpi and tor which J B Coyne explained, Kelly had claimed privilege W A T Sweatman counsel for Kelly, re piled he advised his client pro duce these books and documents and explained that the present case and the case against Kelly was so Inter woven that uroduction might be Preju- dicial to Felly s interests Justice Prendergast said the question -might ?mned further F Simon who designed the or- iginal plans, was on stand for cross examination by A J Andrews, ,or vhe defense Simon said the ei- ministers had always told him they wanted a buildirf! first class i.. si cry respect He said that he had finally approved the change from piles and re mfoiced concrete to caissons and steel which had been recommended from the beginning b> V W Norwood His lordship ruled that Crown could not introduce evidence from llv s bankers as to his tender ac- count But he "said he would permit'- evidence of a certain cheque wnich Kelly has refused to produce, b> those who saw it ___________1--------- SARANAC BURNT UP Sarnia, Ont Aug dei sleeve ot the Northern Navigation company received a wire this moi'iins flora COekburn Island, Georgian has, that the steamer Sarpnao of that djim- pany s fleet had been totall} deswoy- ed fire at that island while on her way to Poit with a yargo of wheat. The craw of 21 men and Capt J D Montgomery escaped in the tuo boats 'and janded on x making their to ThMsalon, they are being cared T i.l i. ...tvl' ;