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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1917 NUMBER 218 Will Not Be Satisfied With Anything Around $1.65 as Suggested by Hoover TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE $2.40 PRICE Probably no question Is bothering the farmers of Southern Alberta so much as tlio price which is likely to be fixed by the government for the 1917 crop of wheat. Farmers are in the dark, and the millers and dealers have no more Information than have the growers. South of the- line the suggestion has been made by Food Controller Hoover that $1.65 would be a fair price for thlB year's crop, and It is suggested that Canada and the United States cooperate to.set a uniform price in both countries. But there Is being very great objection taken by the American farmer to the price of $1.65. He claims that the cost of everything he buys, Including his labor and machinery is very much higher than whuii 80 cents was an average price and ho looks longingly to a price that will net him $2 per bushel. This is especially trim in the case of the wheat farmers in' Washington and Montana where heavy freight rates have to be paid to the point of delivery, Minneapolis, Chicago or Duluth as the caso may be. In the case of Alberta farmers they would have tlio same kick as they pay 14c per bushol freight as against an average of about six for the Manitoba farmers. The Canadian maximum price of $2.40 remains in effect until September l'Oth for grain In store at Fort William on that data, This will not affect much of this year's crop, but farmers doing early threshing are rushing their cars to Fort William to be in a position to take advantage of the price, which is generally conceded to be higher than the nw prlco which will be sot. Speaking to George W. Green of the Ellison Milling Co. this morning the Herald learned that he had no inkling of what the new price .would bo and he said he would not attempt to hazard a guosB. In his opinion $2.40 maximum would be a very fair price, and nt that figure flour would sell round a mark of $6 per hundred wholesale. "Would you mind if the government Bet the prlco of flour," ho waB asked. "No, 1 would be satisfied if they dht so. We arc working on a small margin now with the wheat price at $2.40, and I do not think government action �would afl'oet it greatly." Mr. Green stated that the government embargo on flour shipments to United States had not affected the Ellison company as yet, although they had been proprj-ing to take advantage of the new market which had been opened up when wheat went on the free list. As for this year's crop of wheat in Southern Alberta Mr. Green cannot see where the farmers have any kick coming. The crop will be averago and with present prices they would mako good profits even after paying the heavy running expenses. FINISH OF BACON KNIGHTS Toronto, Aug. 26.-The British food controller has notified the Canadian packer* that no more Canadian bacon or hogs will be bought by the British government. While the loss t- the Dominion from a broad commercial point of view will afivat the country's trade to only a small percentage, the effect on the'packing Industry will he sorloim. The William Da vies company last year shipped 97,-7!)1,000 pounds of bacon to England, and the exports of other Canadian companies are understood to have brought the total up to nearly 200,000,000 pounds, without reference to exports of other pork products. "it should mean much lower prices in Canada," declared a wholesale dealer, who is not In sympathy with the high prices now prevailing. Provincial Director of National Service Brings Matter to City's Attention Some Lines Munition Manufacture to be Closed in Canada-First Stage Readjustment Toronto, Aug. 27.-"I strongly advise workers who have recently been released from munitions plants to seek work elsewhere If they are in need of employment and not to remain idle in the hope of their services being required in the production of munitions. I hope that manufacturers In letting out employees will consider each individual case and its circumstances and that due'consideration will be given to the widow with dependents as against the single girl, and to the married man over the single man," said Mark Irish, M. P., director of the imperial munitions board. Munitions work in Canada generally will not be resumed on the scale of a few weeks ago ahd the'discontinuing of the manufacture of certain lines and the limitation of production in others results In the permanent release from this industry of a large number of hands. The officials of the imperial munitions board are anxious that the'** released workers should grasp the true significance of this fact. The facta of the matter as put by officials of the munitions board are that Canada is now facing tho first period of readjustment, and they are anxious to see that readjustment accomplished with as little injurious effect on the economic condition of the country as Is possible. CITIZENS MAY BE CALLED TO HELP LENS FURNISHES EPIC IN CANADIAN ANNALS E Big Drive Continues Toward Trieste-Great French Victory at Verdun Paris, Aug. 27.-Strong German attacks wore made Inst night on the Alsne and Verdun fronts. Tho war office announces tUut tho assaults were broken up by^Frenefi fire and that all French positions wero maintained. More than 1,100 prisoners were taken yesterday. Austrian* Retire. London, Aug. 27.-It was reported from Austrian Headquarters today that Austrian troops who were fighting to the north of Gorlzla on the Isonzo front have now retired, says the Central News dispatch from Amsterdam, 8uccetcful Raid. London, Aug. 27.-A successful raid this morning east of Costtaverho secured a few prisoners. There Is nothing further of special interest to report." Big French Gain. Parle, Aug. 26.-On both sides of the river Mense, in the Verdun sector, tho French troops continue .their gains against the forces of the German Crown Prince, on the right bank Having captured positions over a front of two and a half miles to a depth of two-thirds of a mile, taking the Fosses and Beaumont Wood, anil reaching the environs ot the village of Beaumont. 8CNO HIM ABROAD � Petrograd. Aug. 26.-Gen. Gurka, ex-commander on the southern front, and recently arrested for expressions of loyalty to the emperor, is to be Bent abroad, It Is announced, under a new law enabling the government to expel persons regarded as dangerous to tho welfare of the country. McRobbie's Body Exhumed to Satisfy Doctors on Some Mysterious Points Hamilton, August 27.-On Saturday morning acting on instructions from Coroner McNichol, the body of Dr. MacRobbte, who met a violent death last Sunday night, was exhumed at Hamilton cemetery, and a further postmortem examination hold. Last night Coroner McNichol gave out a statement explaining why this was done. He said that there were certain points in. the medical testimony to be submitted upon which the do* tors who conducted the examination wish to be more clear, and for this purpose the body was exhumed. Coroner McNichol did not state what it was the doctors were looking for in this further examination. I THEY DISAPPROVE Will it bo necessary for tlio business men of Lethbrldge and the towns of Southern Alberta to follow the good example set by 150 citizens of Portage la Prairie and go out into the harvest flfe'.-ls to help save the 1917 crop? The question came up at the city council meeting this morning as a result of a letter addressed to Mayor Hardie by Dr. A. C. Rutherford, director of national service for Alberta. In his letter he said: Early last spring.the farmers wore urged to seed every possible acre, and the citizens of our cities and towns to garden vacant lots. There has been a splendid response to this appeal. Farm crops must bo harvested when ready. Tho time for harvest is near. It would be almoBt criminal were one bushel of grain lost for lack of men to gather it. Every man in our cities and towns who can possibly leave his present occupation for harvesting and threshing will be required. Those who came from the farms will be of the greatest service, but others can as-, sist. Our men In tho trenches are making the greatest sacrifice. It is for us to make this sacrifice. If the crop is cut and threshed when ready, it will enable the farmers this fall to make better preparation for a big crop in 1918, which will bo greatly needed. Will you kindly take up the matter of men going out from the city of Lethbrldge to assist in harvest and threshing? I would suggest that you bi'ng the matter before the board of trade, and also take the matter up with the newspapers in Lethbrldge. The publicity department of the province has established a farm labor bureau in Lethbrldge, and you have no doubt learned that there are not a sufficient number of men to supply tho demand. So far there has been no great shortage of men here and few complaints are being received from the countryside. This is partly owing to the fact that the harvest southeast of the city started early and is now nearly completed, while northwestof the city hat* vest really began in earnest this morning. However, with tho commencement of threshing there will probably bo a greater demand for men. There are some reports coming In of various harvest crews striking for abnormal rates of wages. The members of the council suggested that if the trouble became serious they would taker the question i>p with the Board of Trade and an effort would be made to release enough men from their positions in the city to stabilize the labor market. No hold-up in labor prices will be allowed if the city has to raise a regiment of harvest workers. * � ? FOREST FIRES NEAR * > NELSON. ? .;. ? The accompanying map shows how tho Canadians are tightening their net on the mining city of Lens. The new lino skirts the city proper on three sides while the eastern exits of the city are under Canadian tire. Huns Have Invented a New And More Deadly Type Gas Ottawa, Aug. 27.-A vivid descrlp- ; tion of the new German gas and its ' deadly effects is given by a Canadian officer in high command at the front. Writing to a friend at Ottawa under date of July 31 he says: "You might think it was a Joke but it is grim reality. The Bpche has produced a new typo of hellish gas which is practically odorless except, as the official warning states, for ."a slight odor like garlic." He prattecje it with shell fire at unexpected timefc and you can sniff yourself into eternity, without turning a hair.^However^ .U you sniff it in time and get your*'mask on it is all right, except that it penetrates through your clothes and raises blisters under your arms or wherever else there sp^ms to be the slightest moisture, hence sniffing. "I wish we had a lot of those pacifist and boche sympathizers out here, I would put them up in cages like canaries along the front and let them do the sniffing for the whole corps, conscientious objectors would be also very useful for the same purpose and could do great service to the state without having to do such vulgar things as strike a blow for their country, all they would have to do would be to blow their noses and keep their sniffer in good working order." PAYS HUGE- FINE SECOND OFFENSE ON LIQUOR ACT Staffordville Blind-Pigger Grins As He Hands Over $250 to the Magistrate .Canadian List Is Heavy Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 27.-Result* of the heavy fighting on the Canadian � front are reflected in casualty'lists totalling over 1,000 for the week-end. The noon list today numbers 327, of which 19 were killed in action and 33 died of wounds. OVER BELGIUM London, Aug. 27.-Another bombing expedition was made over Belgium Saturday night by British aviators. "A bombing raid was carried out at midnight Saturday by the naval air service at St. Denis wostern airdrome", the official report-says. "A largo number of bombs were dropped. One of our machines is missing." Montreal, Aug. 26.-Wholesale and retail merchants here express widely different opinions as to the wisdom of tho new order-in-councll approved by tho Dominion government at the instance of the food controller placing an embargo on the use of canned corn, peas and tomatoes until October 15 in all territory east of Sault Ste. Marie, and until October 1 In territory west of Sault Ste. Marie: Most of them disapproved strongly of the measure. One retail merchant declared the prohibition "ridiculous" and stated he would continue to buy and sell as before, In defiance of the edict. - . t.....  LIEUT. LAFFERTY WOUNDED  London, Aug. 27,-Lieut. C. G. Lafferty of the Lincolnshire regiment reported wounded, belongs to Calgary. The following are reported as prisoners of war: Lieutenants A. C. Lee and J. B. McKenzle. VOTE ON CNR. BILL MAY BE CLOSE Montreal, Aug. 27.-The Gazette's correspondent �t Ottawa telographB that the division on the Canadian Northern railway bill will take plnce on Tuesday night. "Strenuous lobby is being mado against the bill, and the division may in consequence be a close one," the correspondent says. Yesterday afternoon Detective Mc-Ivor and Constable Wigg of the A. P. P. paid a visit to E. Fia ot Staffordville who has been doing a rushing business in blind pegging. Their search led them to the hen house at the rear of Fia's store, and after taking up the floor of the chicken coop they came on a nice cache ot liquid joy-18 of Scotch and halt a dozen .lohnny Walker. Fia pleaded guilty before Magistrate Elton this morning and was fined $250 and costs. This was his second offence, the A. P. P. having secured a conviction against him two months ago. Fia paid the tine with a smile, tho booze business evidently being remunerative when a $250 touch elicits a smile. The police have boon trying for a long time to get Pat Murphy. Pat has i been mixed up in the booze business two or three times but he always slipped out ot the difficulty. Yesterday he- was picked up near the overhead bridge but heaved the bottle over the side. This didn't save him and this morning he pleaded guilty and was fined |20 and costs. Quong Keo, a Carmangay celestial and ball fan, who was caught by tho A. P. P. recently running an opium joint, was fined $50 and costs by a Carmangay J. P. Nelson, B. ('., Aug. 20.-Tho worst, forest fire in tho history of this diatrict is raging two miles below Nelson. Tonight tho whole of the mountain sides are blazing with flnmes, fire having lifted from underbrush, whilo forest fires usually burn, into the tops of tho trees. The flro covers several square miles, and its lower end appears to be about half a mile above Kootenay river, on tlio opposlto side of the river from Nelson. There is no danger to the city. That would only arise if the fire reachod tlio river banks, jumped and ran for two miles through the woods and ranches on this side. Such an occurrence is possible, but it not yot regarded seriously. ? ? WHEAT SHIPMENT Leads in Lethbridge Division- Barons is Second, Vulcan Third RUSSIANS ARE FERRING AT Premier Kerensky's Address Fails to Please Any Section of Those Present DO NOT EXPECT ANY IMPORTANT RESULT ETZIKOM FAIR All aboard for- the Etzlkom fair. The special train which will carry Lethbridge business men to the new town on the Foremost extension will leave Lethbridge Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock. The fare from here return is f2.50 for adults and $1.15 for children. The return will be mado the same evening. A big day is being planned at Etzlkom, with sports and a baseball game between Etzlkom and Orion. There should be ,a good crowd on the excursion. Etzlkom is one of the newer towns on the line and is growing rapidly. With the end of the 1816-17 crop year lees than a week away, Bow Island is in a position wbere she cannot be displaced as the leading wheat shipper for the year. To date Bow Island has shipped over 1,650,000 bushels of .wheat since September 1, 191G. Barons is the next shipper with slightly over 1,250,000 bushels, and then In order come Vulcan, Clares-holm, Carmangay and Champion all with over a million bushels of wheat. Total shipments for the district centering on Lethbridge are now over the 36,000,000 bushel mark, though this includes other grains as well as wheat. It is considered that the fight for honors next year will be between Barons and Claresholm. In 1915-16 Barons waa the leading wheat shipper with over 1,600,900 bushels. Petrograd, Aug. 27.-General Kor--niloff, commander-W-uitsC ot the Rus> Bian army, informs the press that he intends to make a report on the military situation to the conference at Moscow and hopes that important resolutions will be adopted. Not Important. Petrograd, Aug. 27.-The newspapers comment only briefly on the first session of the conference at Moscow. Most of them regard it as colorless and without important political result. Fails to Unite. London, Aug. 26.-"Premier Keren-sky's speech in opening the national conference did not satisfy a single party or succeed In uniting the dttV ferent groups in mutual service for the country," says the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Moscow. "The Democrats are dissatisfied. With die-tator-like government the anti-demo-, crats expected a practical programme for the carrying of measures to pnt down anarchy. They also are dissatisfied with the premier's declaration regarding the impossibility ot imagining a country without freedom, saying it is no time to talk freedom and reforms." YET Borden Has No Announcement to Make For a Few Days Yet OF Enlisted Here With Kilties - Second Brother To Be Killed in Action BOY FREED OF MURDER CHARGE Brookville, Pa., Aug. 25.-Ernest Haines, age 16, convicted and sentenced to the electric chair for the murder ot his father, William Haines, but who was granted a new trial at the request of Governor Brumbaugh a few days before the sentence was to be executed, was freed today. After deliberating 91 1-2 hours, a jury in the retrial ot the caso found Haines not guilty. OPP08E MOSCOW CONFERENCE Moscow, Aug. 25.-Labor unions are opposing1 the Moscow conference and have. announced a one-day strike In protest. The leaders of the unions declared the conference to be "counterrevolutionary." Protest meetings In various factories and works were called for today. MinlmallBts and Social-Revolution-lits likewise are voicing opposition. MONEY FOR WAR 18 PLENTIFUL Washington, August 25.- Heavy oversubscription of the treasury's latest offering of short-term certificates issued in anticipation ot the second Liberty bond issue was announced tonight by Secretary McAdoo. HUN BANKERS PRESENT   Berlin, August 26, via London, Aug. 27.-German bankers are reported to be participating in Switzerland at the conference of European financiers but no confirmation' Is obtainable. HELPING OUT NEUTRALS. MARKETS Spot Wheat ..... October Wheat .. Local Track Oats October Oats..... Ootober Flax..... 240 216 54 ��'/a ^65.. WEATHER High ..... Low - "* Forscait- -Rne and warm. �4 35 Washington, Aug. 24.-The first* break in the food embargo to European neutrals came today on conditions imposed by the United' States. Under agreement to furnish some of the cargoes for relief of Belgians, the government will permit a score of Dutch grain ships to carry their cargoes to Holland. In return for the privilege of importing 270,000 bushelB of American rye, Sweden released 600,000 bushels of wheat from American elevators to the Belgian relief commission. All grain for Holland has been held up under the embargo to prevent shipments of food to Germany. The Netherlands Is in dire need of food grains and acceded to the proposal of the United States that some of tho shipments go to the Belgians. As a result some of tho grain laden Dutch ships lying in American ports tor many weeks will be released. Tho arrangements are such that the government feels none of the grain will reach Germany. WOMEN HONORED Paris, Aug. 25.-Three women yesterday received the Legion of Honor for their work in connection with the war. They are Lady Michelham, founder of the hospital .in the Astoria hotel, Paris; Mrs. Borden Turner, of Chicago, who has maintained a hospital in Belgian territory since the. beginning of the war, and Miss Ivlns ot the Scottish Women's Hospital at RoyamOunt. Minister of War Paln-leve pinned the brasses on them, saluting them on both,(Cheeks In accordance withi the custom. ' Ottawa, Aug. 27.-No definite developments in connection with the political situation are 'expected in 'the capital for a few dayB. It is stated here that some ot the western ministers and others who were negottitiig with Sir Robert Borden for union rov-ernment are coming back to the capital to give the prime minister a definite answer. Opinions differ as to whether it would be successful at revision. At the office of the pr'me minister this morning It was intimated that Sir Robert Borden had received no definite word from the Vest, at least nothing that he was likely to make public. The chief business of parliament during the early halt ot the week will be resuming consideration ot the C. N. R, bill. Today the house will spend some time on "concurrence" in estimates passed by a committee of the house and which will be included in the supply bill to which his excellency the governor-general will assent tomorrow when he comes to the senate to accept the conscription bill. NEW OFFICERS OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS Corp. Francis P. Gardiner, of Letu-brldge, was listed as died of wounds in the casualty! lists on Saturday. Corp. Gardiner, whose parents live in Scotland, enlisted .here with the Kilties, and has been in France since early this year. A brother, David Gardiner, is a conductor on the street railway here. Two other brothers are in khaki, one in England and one fn France, in the same company as Corp. Gardiner belonged. Still another brother was killed in action last year. David, the conductor, enlisted last year with the 78th battery, but waa rejected because ot a bad kidney, whfch was injured some years ago by the kick of a horse. He knew nothing of his brother's death until his name appeared in the casualties. Driver Craig Wounded That Driver John B. Craig of the artillery has been wounded in action was the report received today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Craig, 1214 4th Ave. N. Driver Craig was wounded on August 14th but no details of the injury are given. Driver Craig went with the first battery from Lethbrldge. He was a member ot the Rovers team, all of which are In khaki save one. MAY UNDERTAKE Winnipeg, Aug. 23.-J. T. Wilson, manager of the Canada Life Assurance company branch office at Halifax, was unanimously elected president ot the Dominion Life Underwriters' association at the session of the convention held this afternoon. Tho report of the nominating committee, which was adopted, provided for four vico-prosidents, wbo were elected as follows: J. T. Parkes, ot the Sun Life, Sherbrooks, Que.; G. Wetmore Merritt, of St. Johns; J. H. Campbell, of the Equitable Life, Vancouver, and E. S. Miller, of the Imperial Life, Regina, Sask.; Geo. H Hunt, of the Imperial Life, Toronto, waB reelected honorary secretary, and J. S. Castle Graham, of Toronto, re-elected general secretary and treasurer ot the association. DROPPED BOMBS HOLLAND IN Amsterdam, August 27.- Bombs were again dropped on Dutch territory Saturday evening by airmen ot unknown natt lonallty. The missile* feU Just Inside the frontier ' hear'Cad-Ban and Zeelanda but no damage was done. captured \�f Brltlaa destroyers and several ftheni vers wrecked or sunk. At.ttSft that ABM) was hit and run ashore. ^i^Lii �V. 18 8654082? 6234 08?668 26 29 2 67643?96 61 7228 89 ;