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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta /OLUME X. LETHI3HIDGE. ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1917 NUMBER 216 ERMAN FLIERS BOMBARD CANADIAN HOSPITAL F I Total Prisoners at Verdun Now 8,000-French Make Another Big Advance on Thin Front-Italians Are Pursuing Offensive on the Austrian Front- Take More Guns and Prisoners. rebel, city is ��RUSSIANS ARE HOLDING THEIR PRESENT LINE AGAINST TEUTONS Paris, Aug. ?A.-The French made an attack tills morning on the north bank of the Meuse between Avocourt Wood and Headman 1-1111. The War office announces the capture ot Hill 304, Cammard Wood and fortified | works between ilaucour Wood and j Bethinepurt. Tlie French gained more ' than their objectives, advancing to { an average depth of two killometers UVi miles). Heavy Fighting at Lens. London, Aug. 24.-Heavy fighting was kept up through the night south of Lens, the war office announces. The British now hold German trenches Immediately northwest of the bitterly disputed green grassier. Bomb Attacks. London, Aug. 24.-Bomhing attacks were carried out early yesterday morning by the royal naval air service on the following military objectives in Belgium: Middelkerko flump, ltaversyde dump, and Houtave Areodromo. All machines and pilots returned safely. Great French Victory Grand Headquarters of the French Army, Aug. 23.- (By the. Associated j Press).-Tlie French taking of prisoners as the result of a victory at Ver-|dun amounted today to nearly 8.0Q0, ;and a large number of cannon, and ma-' chine guns were captured or destroyed. "* ' " �-� Ottawa, Aug. 24.-George W. Smith, chairman of the Federal >> Liberal association of Unci Clarke, made public hrre re- ? garding his letter of reslgna-> tion, says: "No action taken would like to see a strong mi-> tlonai government formed for > the successful prosecution of ? the war, by the mobilization of ? all resources of the country as > well as of men. It an appeal to tho country is made, would > be glad to support you a.� 'wln- ? the-war' Liberal candidate. Idea "kj RED CROSS FLA&FAILS TO offered the sale is madeIN KATE HOSPITAL Local Men Offered (13 Cents at Government Warehouse in Toronto FLURRY IN THE UP THE PARTIES HUNS SAY THAT CIVILIANS KILLED Amsterdam, Aug. 24.-A demi-official telegram from Berlin says that during an enemy air attack Tuesday night, a girl was killed at-Metz. No military damage was done at Eglsheim, Freiburg and Schlettstadt, but a woman and five children were Injured. 388 SETTLERS FOR ALBERTA Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 23.-Of the last seven days' immigration ot 741, Alberta received 388. Nearly all are United States farmers. They brought in $132,000. In cash and 164,000 In settlers' effects. Ninety-seven Alberta homesteads have already been secured by the newcomers. Ilorlin, Aug. 23.-Via London.-Berlin was surprised to learn on awakening this morning that the -Reichstag building yesterday afternoon had been the scene, of a political flurry, Which assumed varying proportions as aeon through partisan editorial eyeglasses. The incident which brought about the temporary disagreement between the majority coalition and the chancellor was the chancellor's somewhat Indefinite phrasing of his, attitude toward the Reichstag peace proposals. The impression created was that Dr. Michaells was circumscribing his endorsement ot that action. During Wednesday's Intermission for' luncheon the majority parties drew up a statement to the effect that there could be no doubt respecting the chancellor's acquiescence In the coalition peace views. The presentation of this declaration at the afternoon session drew forth a second statement from the chancellor In which he definitely corrected any false impression that might have been created iby .his utterances at the morning session. Under stress of this tension the main committee adjourned lta sitting. The chancellor received the party leaders late Wednesday night for the purpoBe of holding a confidential conference. The unexpected episode which became known despite the alleged confidential nature of the main committees deliberations, today gives a see* tion of the press occasion to dilate upon the incident in columns of plain �poken comment In which the chuu-1 grapple with It, and solve It,. We shall cellor tares rather badly. | fight and conquer until tlie first man. When told that the negro was at headquarters more words followed and this negro was sent to headquarters much used up. From every source Thursday night reports came that this treatment of soldiers Jed to a riot. Troops Called in. Galveston, Texas, Aug. 24.- Eight special interurban cars left here early today laden with United States troops enroute to Houston to assist In control of the situation resulting from last night's disorders. One light field piece with a supply of ammunition was taken along. The troops are in command of Major Marcellus G. Splnks. A detachment of quartermaster troops also left for Houston this morning. Will Evacuate Trieste London, Aug. 24.-Telegraphing from Milan the correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says information has been reoslVed there that the Austrian* for weeks have been preparing to evacuate Trieste. All state archives and the most valuable objects of art In museums, libraries and churches have been removed, and sent mostly to Vienna. TILL OCT. 1ST. No Canned Corny Peas or Beans Allowed During Summer- Must Buy Green Vegetables WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS PRICE, HOWEVER Toronto, v Aug. 23.-Green garden produce must1 be substituted on the tables of the Canadian consumers for canned corn, peas and tomatoes. A prohibition on tho use ot the canned goods was issued by the food controller by Hon. W. J. Hanna, today, after a conference with the Dominion Can-nors' association and wholesale and retail grocers. The order becomes effective at once and remains in force In the territory east of Sault Ste Marie until October 15. West of Sault Ste. Marie it ceases on October 1. "Housewives have been using too many can-openers and too few cook-stoven," said Mr. Hanna today." Their domestic science has not taught them that there is a difference. Wo want them to use more cook stoves and less can-openers." The order-ln-cobncll has been approved, it is understood, by the government and may be signed by the governor-general tonight. "What this is expected to do and what we think it will do, is this," explained the food controller, "It will holp the green grocer to get the market that he deserves, and to get a market at a reasonable price. It will not work a hardship on the people in their habit of using canned goods, for as long as they can get green groceries they are not subjects for sympathy. I don't think much need be wasted on them. Tho man with green groceries to sell is entitled to a reasonable market, and for tho consumers it is their duty to help to give it to him. In giving him that reasonable market they are but conserving for that part of the year when green groceries are not available, canned goodB that are already hopelessly short of meeting the certain demands of tho trade. "Certain exceptions are made to the order. Though no sale has yet been effected, the members of the South Alberta Wool Growers Association who shipped a total ot 645,000 pounds of wool in all to tho government warehouse in Toronto*"h'ave an offer of an average "price of 63V& cents per pound the highest prlco paid this year in Western Canada for such a volume of wool. Most of the shippers are in the city today and have wired for tho details of the bids on tho various grades. They know that the price offered for the highest grade was a fraction over 67 cents but they want to know the best price for each grade itt order that each shipper may know what his average price is, each being in possession ot the weights and grades as established by the government graders at the shearing camps. At 63% cents per pound tho total value of the shipment is $409,575 which constitutOB tho largest sale of wool ever held in the Domiuion. The cost of handling the wool to Toronto is figured at 1% cejits per pound. This will make the vet prlco to tho shippers 62 cents. The average prlco paid at Calgary was 60 cents, so that members of tho association figure that they mado a profit of two cents a pound or over $12,000 by shipping to the Dominion warehouse. There is a great deal ot friendly rivalry between tho growers as to who will receive tho highest average price for his clip. G. L. Peacock claims to be high man, as his wool was high in its percentage of the higher grades. He expects to average about 66 cents per pound for his clip. R. C. Harvey will average close to 65 cents for his clip of 101,000 pounds. Six bids were received for tho wholo clip. A definite sale will likely be made this afternoon. Canadian bids were higher than those from American firms. E ED Two Killed and Seven Seriously Injured--Wards Were Mostly Empty, Patients Being Outside to Watch Fight-One Wing Completely Demolished-Red Cross Flag Plainly Visible. TWO HUN RAIDING MACHINES ARE BROUGHT DOWN IN FLAMES London. Aug. 24.-Chatham House at Ramsgatc. used as a Canadian military hospital?with adjoining Townley Castle, was bombed in it German air raid on Wednesday. There was a huge Red Cross flag spread but on the ground as an indication of the character of tlie building. A hundred patients had collected in the grounds to watch the Tighting, making a big patch of hospital blue which the Huns could hardly fail to sec. A bomb, which dropped on Townley Castle wing, reduced to matchwood more than half of a ward fifty yards long, and twenty yards wide. They were mostly amputation cases, and some patients had lost both legs. Two Raiders Destroyed All had managed to get into the grounds, and cheered for all they were worth when the first raider came spinning to the earth in flames, and then another a few minutes later. Shortly afterward the attack on the hospital began. Where all the beds had been was nothing but ruins. This part of the establishment consisted only of a ground floor, better to suit the comfort of men who had lost their legs. Camps used by patients were also' destroyed, burning to ashes when they caught tire. The wonder is that of the men standing near only one was killed, Seven were seriously injured. Dozens of others had fragments' of bombs in their bodies. Other bombs that hit the hospital went through the roof of the old school and completely wrecked the word, which-fortunatcly was empty. On the floor below, the recreation room also was empty, but the! explosion went through to the basement, and killed Pte. Creigh-ton of the quartermaster's staff, who was preparing the midday meal.  Crcighton had served 18 months in France before he was invalided home. Pope Talked with Huns First OUT FOR PEACE ON ANY TERMS Copenhagen, Aug. 24.-An Austria literally crying for. peace which has discarded any thought of territorial oxpansion and is even willing to buy its way out of the war by territorial sacrifices on the Italian front and In Galicia; Austria of frequent food riots, unable to last through another winter of war; Austria, whose population would rise In revolution it any reasonable peace offer were rejected by the government, is pictured by an Austrian who has arrived here from Vienna in a long talk with a correspondent today; He told a story which, though perhaps unduly pessimistic, explains the persistency of Cdunt Czernln, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, and of Emperor Charles in returning again and again to the subject of peace negotiations. This Aus trlan, who spent several days'in Ber London, Aug. 24.-Telegrams received here from Rome say that prominent persons at the Vatican, interpreting the papal peace note, aseert that Pope Benedict believes indemnity is necessary for the restoration of Belgium and Northern France, and also that the Pope i?kes the view that the restoration of *>rbla is essential but did not mention it in his note as he believ- ed the whole Balkan question could be dealt with more effectively by negotiation as a separate problem. From the same source it Is said thie issuance of the peace note was preceded by unofficial conversations with prominent Germane to . obtain Germany's consent to provisions for the restoration Of the Invaded territories. T A UNION GOVT. Mr. Harry Dawson, a well-known citizen and a strong Liberal, has written Premier Borden extending the hope that the premier will be. able to consummate a union government for the prosecution of the war, and has received the following reply from the premier: Ottawa, Aug. 20th, 1617. My Dear Mr. Dawson,-Your elo-quont and touching letter of. the 16th TWO BIG DAMAGE Kaiser Strafes England; Invokes God's Aid to Win Copenhagen, Aug. 24, - England, arch enemy of Germany, must be beaten down at whatever cost, Emperor William told his troops while on a visit to Flanders front Wednesday. The official statement lBsued In Berlin says the Emperor addressed deputations from all detachments which have had a share in meeting the British bt-tacks. The emperor referred to the great contrast between German and Anglo-French points ot view, and continued: "It is in God's hands, when in His wisdom, he will give Us.victory. He has taught our army a hard lesson, and now we are going to pats the examination. With the old German confidence in Qod, we shall snow what we can do. The greater and mightier the problem, the more gladly, we shall had enough of these struggles. All Germans have realized who is the instigator of this war, and' who Is the chief enemy, England, Everyone knows England is our most' spiteful adversary. She spreads hatred of Germany over the whole world, filling her allies with hatred and eagerness to fight. Thus everyone at home knows what you know still better, that England is particularly the enemy, to be struck down, however difficult It may be. Your relatives at home who, too, have made great sacrifices, thank you through me. A difficult struggle lies ahead of us. England, proud ot her stubborn resistance, believes, In her invincibility but you will show that you can achieve still greater things, for the prize of Germany la the German people's freedom to live, freedom of the sea, and freedom at home. With instant has just reached me and I. has-They are mining and construe-1 Hn on his way to Copenhagen, talked j ten to send my best thanks. You may tion camps and dining cars, because of their difficulties, that are obvious, with-the long hauls and the shortage of space." * * * HUN CONFERENCE. ? *� says it is understood that Dr. > * 'Mlchaelis, German Imperial, ing with a view to summoning their leading representatives > * to a conference for the con-  * tlons.  *  'markets Spot wheat................. 240 October wheat.............. 220 Local track oats............. 8414 October oats ................ 83% October flax ................. 347 with representatives of the German ! he assured that no effort will be want foreign office, including Baron von De 1 ing on my part to form a government Busche-Haddenhausen undersecretary,; based on the union of all men of good and other prominent Germans of the; will in both political parties who are stamp of Prof. Hans Delbrueck of tho' animated by an earnest desire to university of Berlin; Philip Scheide-1 throw the full force of Canada into tho mann,.socialist leader, and Maxmilian j winning of this war. Harden, editor of Zukunft. He said j With renewed thanks and beBt wish-all these men with the exception of, es, believe me, Herr Harden, wore convinced peace Yours faithfully, was coming before winter.  It. L. BORDEN. Outlook for Union Govt. Is Better Than Ever Before weather High Low God's help we shall see the. struggle I Forecast- Fins and through and be victorious." e   e * 0 >W ...... 43 moderately ' warm Ottawa, Aug. 24.-Prdspects for a union government are better today than at any time since union was proposed. Since the resignation of Hon. Robert Rogers from the cabinet there has been a determined effort on the part of coriscriptlonlsts of both parties for a union of forcea before appealing to the people at a general election. Lieut-Col. Nelson Spencer is understood to have resigned the Federal nomination tendered him by the Conservatives of. the Medicine Hat constituency and will remain In the At- IN COURT HERE Each For $10,000-One Involves The Savoy Hotel at Champion Two $10,000 damage actions have been filed in the Supreme Court here. One involves the Savoy Hotel at Champion, and is directed against the proprietors, J. and N. Johnston. Last September H. I. Fleming was arrested at the instance of the proprietors charged with fraudulently obtaining board and lodging at the hotel. He appeared before a justice of the peace and was convicted. The conviction was appealed and was quashed by a district court judge. Mr. Fleming now asks for 1180.25 specific damages and $10,000 general damages for false arrest. R. A. Smith Is acting for the plaintiff. The other case involves Cardston parties, being John Ibey and Co. vs the Burton Novelty Store, E. W. and Wm. Burton proprietors. A year ago, according to the statement of claim, Mr. Ibey purchased the. interest of Burton Bros, in the business or Burton and Ibey who were carrying xm a variety or general store business. At that time Burton Bros, gave an understanding In writing that they would not engage in a variety or general store busineaa In Cardston. On August 4th, 1917, however, they opened up what is known as Barton's Novelty Store. Plaintiff is suing for 110,000 general damages and an injunction restraining Burton Bros. berta legislature. Quite a number ot Conservative members ot the Alberta legislature are in Ottawa and are reported to have consented to support Arthur 8lfto� It he is taken into the union government. It union goes through, the two new aenatorshtps for the province qf Alberta will be evenly  divided between the Liberals and the Conservatives. R, B. Bennett, Conservative, member tor'Calgary, has the promise of one... There is no mention ottMlUielyUh- from carrying on the style of busuwef eral � � ,i. In .which U�jr are now-�-"** 12 ;