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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta MetaM rVOLUME X. LMTIlBKHMiK. ALBERTA, THIIKSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1917 NUMBER 215 ALLIED DRIVES CONTINUE ON WEST AND ITALIAN FRONTS TO VOTE BILL l'olicy of Allowing N011-lCcNhlentN to Vote Is Had Precedent-Some Amendments Made. Ottawa, A [iff. 22.-TJio house spent JmuTtically the entire day in commit-teo on the military votes' bill. This was the third day the measure lias been under consideration in committee and up to the. present time very little headway has been made. The opposition 1ms continued to put forward objection to certain details of the bill whilo in the main the government has adhered to Its determination to pass the measure practically In the form it was Introduced. A n�mher Of the more important clause;! had been allowed to stand over after having been generally surveyed by the house. Main Objections The main opposition objections to the measure were voiced tonight by Mr. Carvcll, who summarized three chief points of objection. Tn the first place, he said the proposal to allow non-residents of Canada to vote was bad fir principle. He was quite willing to be charged with disloyalty for giving expression to this view, but if parliament decides to give these men a vote they should not bo allowed to vote in any constituency they might choo3C. There arc, he said, at least two regiments made up almost wholly of Americans. It should be decided , in what constituency those men are to \oto. Their vote should not be distributed around a dozen different constituencies. Mr. Carvell's second objection was that an officer should not be allowed to hold a poll without a reprc- \3eUwm ,*yilX3�h�OTr YPRE5.jHoost 1,4 GHENT KING GEORGE KNIGHTING THE CANADIAN COMMANDER BEHIND THE LINES IN FRANCE the ALLIED BLOWS The accompanying map shows the location of the three allied strokes on Wednesday, and also the importance of the Canadians' capture of Hill 70 just northwest ot Lens. This Important height dominated the whole or the Loos salient and the city of LenB itself and its capture was necessary tc further advances in this section of the front. PR. ALBERT OISI. (Continued on Page C) WANT INLAND TRADE Delegation Asks Govt. For ,New Legislation and It Will Be Considered Ottawa, Aug. 23.-Sir Robert Borden, Sir George Foster, Hon. Dr. Keld and Hon. T. \V. Orothors received a deputation of representatives of the retail merchants association of Canada Wednesday afternoon at tho of-fico of the minister of trade and commerce. The deputation, headed by H. Chovrler of Winnipeg, chairman of the association, urged the establishment of an inland trade commission in Canada in the Interests of the general trade of tho country. The premier, replying to the delegation, stated that he would give the request every consideration and asked tho delegation to bring tho matter to his notice in concrete form. A special committee will draft up what tho association wants and present It to the premier in the form ot a bill at an early date. Farmer Alleged to Have Blackmailed Family Against Whom He Makes Serious Charges Tile Western Members of Coalition Have Heen Selected and Have Consented. Is Reported. Montreal, Aug. 2:!.-.T. M. Godfrey and Arthur ihtwkes, representatives of'the Ontario war Liberals, left Ottawa la:st night satisfied that union government would be accomplished. Tho Gazette's correspondent at Ottawa telegraphs: "They are confident that, tho western representation has been satisfactorily arranged and that other provinces will fall into line with those of tho west." All day Wednesday there was, tho correspondent Bays, persistent lobbying against the union government and opponents of such arrangement aro not confined to one party. The rumors afloat, the correspondent states, aro all about the sincerity of Hon. J. A. Calder. "Conservatives opposed to tho union declare be is insincere and anti-Conscriptionist Liberals hope he is," the correspondent says. He adds: "Kdward Michener, Conservative loader in Alberta, and a number of his supporters were hero yesterday. All are advocates of the union of the war parties. Mr. Miehener resides in Red Deer constituency represented by Dr. Michael Clark, and it is understood he favors Dr. Clark as conscriptionist candidate in that riding. One of the party stated that Dr. Clark would poll a solid Conservative vote and 75 per cent, of his old supporters and that his re-election was assured by an enormous majority if he decided again to become a candidate " FARMER'S LIFE JUST ONE T AFTER ANOTHER Tho fanner's llfo is no merry-go-round. It you don't boliovo it ask Chas. "Alfalfa" Kane.. Just a fow days ago Mr. Kano was counting how much money ho should have from tho salo of his 100 acres of alfalfa seed. Today ho isn't sure whether he is going to got the sood or whether the grasshoppers aro going to boat him to it. "There aro hundreds of millions of them iii that Hold," ho told The Herald this morning, "and it won't bo ready to cut for ten days yot." It isn't very often that Southern Alberta experiences ti plague of grass-hoppoi'H but the warm weather this Hummer seoms to;.havo been responsible. Tho variety is the littlo native grasshopper and that they can do a lot of damage is cvidouced by what they did to 50 acres of alfalfa on the Kerr farm east of tho city. It was stripped bare, nothing but the stalks being left standing. Mr. Kane Is going to try to scare them out. A long rope with plenty of tin cans attached is being dragged over tho fioUl by men mounted on horses, It is an 1G0 acre field and it would 1)0 impossible to spray it. M* ? * * Vienna Neuwe Freie Presse ter, .will answer tho pope's declares the note J�is created  a favorable impression in lead-  ing circles In Austria-Hungary.  The Etzikom fair is to be held August 28th and 20th, TueBday and Wednesday of next week, and the prospects for a successful exhibition are bright. The enterprising directors have issued a very comprehensive prize list, and the number ot exhibits is sure to bo large. A special train is being run from Lethbridge on Wednesday, leaving here at seven in the morning, for the three-hour run, thus giving a good deal of time for the visitors at the fair. This is something which should be taken advantage of by the business men of Lethbridge, to become � acquainted witli the citizens ot this enterprising 'town. Tho twcKlays programme . will , in-cludo sports of various nature, and baseball games. The Lethbridge band will be in attendance Wednesday. . STEWART LIKELY JO BE Edmonton, Aug. 22.-Although the question of the resignation ot Premier Sifton has not been discussed formally, still it is quite decided that, in case he does retire from the provincial government to join the Dominion government that Hon. Charles Stewart, minister of public works, will be the next premier. Mr. Stewart la acting premier at the present time. FARMERS SOUTH OF CITY SUFFER IN HAIL STORM Tuesday evening's hall storm wet more severe In the Wilson Siding, Stirling and New Dayton districts than first reports would indicate. At Wilson Siding the crop completely hailed out was close to 3009 acres. Messrs. Crombie, Skeith, Lanier, Murray end others were losers. A mile east of Stirling the storm struck heavily. In the New Dayton district It is understood Fred Sick and A. H. McKeown were among the losera. Owing to the tact that the grain Is ripe the-�torn' did more damage than would have been the case a month ago. ' t        buy FLEKT Buenos Ayres, Aug. 28.-The French-American syndicate has bought a fleet belonging to the Argentine Navigation company tor 16,500,000 piastres.       BANK CLEARINGS. For week ending Aug< ust 23rd ... ..... 1983,117  For san.e period last  year ... .... M0.J17 . Increase 53 per cent.   7 ;