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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta AUGUST NUMBER 217 PLANT AT WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY EXPLOS IONS I Typhoid vaud Dysentery Arc Hampant and Pop ulation Dying Oft by Hundreds inBig Cities in Ber Itln newspapers received here show belter than hail been understood tliat K depression In Germany lu regard to the HF outcome liae been in I tensltled by B fearful epidemic of ty Iphoid dyscniry anil other coin I plaints attributable to Insufficient and bad which Is breaking out In all iparta of thu It is no longor I possible to conceal despite tlia I utmost efforts of Iho I Basle and Zcurlch in re I port that full confirmation has been received of a serious outbreak of I typhoid and In numerous particularly 1 Mannheim anil I where llieise diseases have become I children and underfed I adults being the first and most num erous In Multousc Uie epi Idemlc threatened to develop a I Deaths were so numerous that wagons I were used to make the rounds nightly land gather the dead under cover of to prevent the people from I learning grave the situation I These developments are influencing I German opinion more than military I Even In the Westphallan In I dustrial center where war work s and the greatest effort has I been Thhde to yroride food and other conditions there are so bad that labor is In constant turmoil L and the people are greatly disappoint ed because for a long time they have been liulJ up promises that Eng land surely would ha starved and compelled to make peace by August TAKE SINOLE MEN August President has written Secretary Baker expiesslng the view that tho drafting of married men who are heads ot families should bo carefully examined to avoid If poss and that tingle men should be taken where It Is Expect Statement on Monday From Premier Which Will End All Uncertainty Get Top Bring to Southern Alberta Herald was unable lo stale positively yesterda that Ihe wool growers had sold thoir wool in store In During Friday afternoon after receiving further de tails of the it was unanimously voted by the 20 or more shippers to accept the highest price An average of growers are they received In largest price of any western c6oner alive concern and they aresatisfied Tills is the second year in succession that have topped the Canadian western the fact thai Southeri Alberta growers of Uifs association pruduccil pounrts of woo this year the estimate of a net retur of over Is At the prevailing prices Iho valu of tha sheep owned by the member of the association today is not fes than Conferences will have an important bearing n the formation of the national gov rnment took place in the Royal Alei nflra hotel yesterday and when western Liberals who had return d from Ottawa were consultation other leading men In the HOIK Sit premier ot Alber and Saskatche when d ulge anything as to the developments nd Indicated thnt any statement re the nature ot any decision rrlved must of necessity emonat rom Premier Borden at Opln on In a slot icnf by Premier Borden not late ban the o he western Liberals as tothelr par Icipatlpu in a na tlonal sbyeroment onthe basis offei moot SresidSnl the Unite favored the fdrmalio of a union or national government h would not be a member bl It Premie Martin arid Donning o the ell n connection Tllh the conference and Caider stated that h had mot and othc western Liberals The factories ot the Curtis and Harvey which were completely destroyed by fiftytwo separate explosions cnvnrml five snuare seres and employed men and Ono man was killed lu the explosion everal In covered five square seres and employed and njured and the damage Is estimated at HUGE CONCENTRATION OF With the Italian Armies In The August via Lon August gun every SO yards over a front of 37 miles was tile concentration of Italian artillery achieved to day at one place fn the great line where Cadornas men pressed Special Train From Lethbridge Day Sports Planned Much interest li being taken In the Etzikom fair which is to bo held Tucs lay and Wednesday ot next This s the first fair ot the town and the directors are working hard to make it a and count upon the cooper aiion of Lethbridgo and the people ot tho adjacent A special train is being run from Lethbridge on Wednesday leaving here at seven in the morning and returning he same It is hoped Iba Letbhrlugo business men will take the opportunity of this excursion to visit new which is growing rapid The is to be in at and a big daypf ports has been Very generousprizes iavo also been Autoists warning of a blind trapon the Coaldalo just west of the turn north to The trap is a hole stretching across the road where tUo road has evi dently by wa Xo warning notice of any kind has been and a great deal lo cars has already been done by run ning into The trap Is very dangerous as autos are apt lo run into it aCfull Tho Herald asks to take warning of so that ace I dents may be Loss of life could occur if autos were to run into this trap at full AT AGE OF 98 Farm Has Good Yield o Winter General Threshing at the Eiperimenis Farm has been In progress this week three fields ot winter wheat and thre of Marquis having been put throug the The winter wheat yielde bushels to the acre and th wheat 21 bushels 10 pound ioyal Assent sqapUcp Tuesday a letter received h a friend tlie city SergeantMajor Donald Paiteraon who went across the 39th states that lias his lieutenants commission In the former ly ot the Herald has ocen suc cessful In securing his commission In the flying wing of lie An orderm council has been passed by Ilio gov ernment prohibiting exportation of wheat flour from Canada to the United British possessions and The Gazettes cor respondent in Ottawa telegraphed tlio only exception to the rule permuted Is that exportation ot flour lo countries allied with Great Britain In the pres ent war may be allowed uijder liceuso from the minister ot SPY San Aug De who claimed to be a Russian diplomat was arrested on his arrival lero today on a transPacific steamer ly fedeial authorities as spy suspect He had a Russinn pass port In cash anft 17 the tutlioriUet of miir with tho strangest possible ro cbmrneridallon to mercy tho jury can was the finding of tho Jury empaneled to hoar the charge of ful Slnulslak and TJluK two Copper mluo killed Father LeRoux ami Rouvlere four years Rgo on tho banlta of tho rlvor which gives the trlbo The jury was put 45 and fol lowed the direction of Chief Justlco Harvey In lla the Justice sam tnlng up dead against tho prisoners on their No Finding Possible Tho chief JuCUco declared on Iho tcrdlct liolng given that no otUer llnd ing was possibleon the ami that the gentlemen performer a very unpleasant He wouM re commend as had and ha would telegraph that night just as strong a recommendation from him Ho would not pess he thought there would be no necot ullyfor passing as he was sura prompt action on thd part of Iho gov ernorgeneral would follow tho recom mendatlofea of the jury and McCaul also said he would wire he cdnafderfng thai the ex Ireme penally would be out of all pro portion to theaeflousness of tho pe culiar ULTIMATUM SENT TO GERMANY BY PERU Vos alscho Zeltung announces that lias sent an ultimatum to The Hamburg prize court recently refused damages to tho Peruvian sailing vessel which was sunk by a German submarine on 5 off the coast of The reason assigned by the court was tha the Lorton when stopped and asked for hoisted the British v Exhibits Small But Good at tlie Taker Fair Big Crowd Present By a SUK crowd that over attended a Taber fair was present the last day of the annual ex hibition All afternoon the recreation were with people tutting In the attractions and viewing tha Tho Don nher which were at the bridge were and furnished enlertalnmenl the aideshow aplenty In Tho exhlblls In quality were the but were not This Is raso at all the filrs Ills An CRIMINALS TRY TO COM MANDEEH A BRITISH SHIP Drliltti teamor bound from Slngii pore for rf porls piraticalit lo seize the 3arly harvest has made It Impossible for many of the farmers tiire ad vantage of tho to exhibit their J The Taker fair has always been for quality in exhibits and Its reputation was sustained In good style this fea lure that Is noticeable aboiit the Tab cr and that number of new exhibitors that are coming in each This Is one ot the encour aging tenures about the Partic ularly In Ihe domestic try and vegetable many now names were noted this Do Not Favor The TabW people nol UFAQB urging the amalgamated fair Idea They are not In favor of it at al They are quite capable o putting o a good fall fair every and o making ft a and Ihey see n reason why they should amalgama with others In a big district I tho The Taber fair is not fin anclally embarrassed lo any great en and also fortunately has been under tho management of livewire This year tho no AVillard ha taken nnd under his dlrecto the fair promises lo develop Into very great success In Iho I ispopulaf with knovs ho to handle and Is right on th job all tho Fine Exhibit of The exhibit of corn was one of th big features of Ihe fair this an the Judges speak very highly ol saying It Is tho first corn they hav seen at any and the finest the have seeri grown in this counlr The growlngof corn was encourag sbtno years ago by Ihe Tnbcr agrlcu lural and the results are no being Commerce Near Century Insists on Doing His Bit Jn Harvest Lethbrldge district Is noled for Us but ftere is none so bushels to the slastlc to fio his hitin the than spri John of who at the age ot ninetyeight is work Ing In the fields on the farm of his Old JIcRroy has passed his 98th He is Iials and hearty and expects lo he a centenarian before ha I 7csses put on the long He is keen interest in the and since he cannot shoulder a ho is performing the remarkable feat of stocking in the wheat fields eight lioure a It is not merely a case with a lew bun and a stays wlthif for the full He Is ni the fields tram morning till night and has been doing this for morethan Is suted re that royal will be eTT to the military bill by His GovernorGeneral on Tuesday afternoon Sir Allen former Liberal minis ter of at a meeting of the central Liberal in the Forum against does not think it will obtain the necessary men for the and he conscription cannot be enforced unless the sentiment of the coun try is behind OKI POM OF Is A the general ospltal the victim of a fcroc attack made upon him about 4 clock Friday Details aro HYbuded to a gjeat in rnys nernler relused to give the lolico any clue to Identlly of his saying he had tetn drink ng and did not remember what hap It Is alleged he wcntito his the previous night accpmpauiet jy a both having been drink Dernier was lound about t clock In Ihe morning dea rom loss of blood anil mutilated fo It said at the hospital that h will recover unless unforeseen com pllrallons set MORt HONORS FOR CANUCK S of Iho Royal Engineers formerly of tho Canadian ha been gazetted as nwnrd ed the Crulx dOf Maclnnea alreac holds Ihe and Is a companlo of Ihe Order of and S He was brought to the n ties of the secretary for war fo valuable services In January MARKETS Spot WUst Track October Oats October Flax 240 215 52 62 WEATHER Hlah HE Germans Are Losing All the Points of Vantage Around Make Further Advance The spring wheat was grown on sum Falrfield considers these yield a fair indlcallon of what e peeled In that part of the district t the east of a line drawn north ah south through Lethbildge East ot lluo from Foremost through Bow 1 and the yields will he lighter M Falrfield warns farmers nol lo ba to optimistic judging from the To the west of the line through Lethbridge he sajs the average yield will be considerably the heads being larger and bet ter ileTfays Orere will he ab normal hut an average crop over 1he 20 be loo much lo The oat crop Is going to provethe disappointment of the Is gongto be heller than Alt the culting of wheat at Milk Riv Frencli scored new Tlclory on tlie Verduu front last Ight north of HiU Three fortified near Bethlncourt were captur The number of prisoners as been increased to Capture New Position capture of ierman position netr Lens Louaced today by the Trar riio statement follows By auccwa ul attacks carrltd out irith e light ualtlw last uiglii weal of Lens ire ured a short length of ot scroo local captored an enemy post during night in the neighborhood of and secured a few and mftchlue was con rid erable artillery actlrltf MJljr this orniflg east ot Italian Advance Uly has beea flying since yesterday on the summit of Monte Santa tho Austrian stronghold on tha IEODZO according to the Italian official kjfhB ItallaV tecond Cadorna hu brok en through the AustroHangarian line ot defense at points and is closely pursuing o are retiringaad diffi cult ground yard by German German line on the northern fringe of Merettthag In the of the Ypres Hcnin road has been pushed back somewhat by the thewar flee The Germane are re ported to captured Lille mo at south of was visited by a former d timer tho of formerly the Dominion ands agent left e fourteen years ago and Is ow located at Ottawa In tho Dorain n Lands and made n rlef visit lo his old haunts on his ay homo from the Pacific coast In impahy with Mr Fraser was astonished at the regress of the cily since his depart and was especially delighted alt Gardens which present a some hat different aspect now to what ley did fourteen yeara It interesting to note that hilst In Ihe Fraser recelr d the news thafhls third Flight lent formerly a pupil Ihe public school has been warded the Service ross a naval While in Ihe city and raser were Ihe guests ol er is This first report all wheat cut Threshing is in full swing there and theyieldIs from 15 to 25 Taking the east of Lett bridge the cutting is 05 west and northwest there is not more than 25 percent In the Okotoks district cuttirig will start on At is hut harvesting will start In real earnest on Threshing will he In full swing on September ANADA PROUDER THAN EVER OF GALLANT SONS Edward Kemp ilulster of has sent the fol owing i congraiiitatory cablegram to Ir Arthur Currle On all ranks ofour mlli aiy forces iii I desire lo ex endtoyou arid lo the offiters and men under your command warmesl congratulations upon the splendic ual in which Canadian troops mve conduclcd themselves during Iho ightlng around in dcfcaUng tbo pick of the German army agains ieavy oddflr and steadfastly holdin ains made In the face of n desperate repcfttcd Canadr s prouder thfth ever of her gallant sonswhohave sb bravely and deler mmcdty maintained her Wo mourn with you the brave loss of many hat Bishop head of lin den Calhollc will compel tliem to accept Father jaurendeau as rector of our the Lakechurch al Ford the larisbfoners today hung out a No surrender The Bisliop is expected I o arrive According to members the guard stationed about the and the preabylerv a names of which were refused for pub has been appointed1 to deal with Bishop so II was an NO FRIEND OF via Tha appointment of Alexander Wekerle as Hungarian premier marks a step of the utmost Importance to ward real democratization and com plete Independence free German Count Jiilitm Aodraasy was impossible proOer man and tie antiGerman element hns gained the upper hand Hun On the other hand the Hungar lanlsm of the new pretntei is He is known lo ta no friend of He fa one of the most of Hungarian statesmen noted for his demccrstlc PATRONIZE EXCURSION TO ETZIKOM ON WEDNESDAY Lethbriflge wholesale and relall men should sec to It thai thay hate a good representation on the special train which travels to EtilVom on Wednesday next for tho fair Tho enterprising of the lown ire holding their first fair and deserve all the encouragement The special train will leave LclhhriJge at seren oclock hi the and a cheap faro has been arranged lor the round returning Ihe same Uthhrldge should good delegation on trip Home From Tells How Hun Soldiers Have Been Fooled home yes terday after completing hta year In the Army Medical Is fullof the experiences gamed while at the considering It the greatest year o his He had plenty of opportunities to see every thing for medical men at the front are given plenty ot chaam to more about to various parts ol line For three weeks ho was in a British hoepital in At another during an attack he was located In dressing station in the Germansecond line He has seen TIT 14all are heavy oh lh though heavier on Ger than on our vowing totha superiority of allied artfflery and their mastery of the Tuller con firms Ihe report that the Huns bave changed their mode ot In the early days they kept their front line trenchesheavily and their casualties from the allied Sre preparatory to an attack were enor Now they man tho front line trenches lightly with ma chine gunners In cement emplacement often four feet Inthickness and of iron swrlSE me place of The second lines are not sirougly heldeither hut the third lines and reserves are lly Tuller says he saw with his own eyes machine gun ments on the Sotnme man machine gunners were in fortreM es from which there no way of and that after the passed these men were and jra ablo lo get out thonghdirect hits try shells had heen made on Ihn emplacements Tuller also confirms the stories told by to the that German soldiers are led to be lieve that London is a pile of siuoMiiig ruins and that the submarines have chased Ihe allied ships off alked with one big had a waiter in the fee ore the He was a prisoner aind was back behind Ihe British paralory to He old the doctor that London was hi and said he wouldnt be sentto England to starve because the British had no boats lo lake them acrcas the channel The doctor said It wai kta sad duty toInform him that hi be in a British prltoo camp in a few days fuller ttates that the perctat ace ot dead to wounded Is about the Mme now as It was earlier In war though the wounded are DAW receivtag the best of treatment and a large per centage of them are He statrn that ho understands nlgned with the R tor ;