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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta F V ALBERTA MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1910 NUMBER 219 Have Organization Here To Permanently Have Charge of Important Work "It was in a field hospital in France. 1 London Tommy was brought in vith his shoulder smashed with shrap- nel He was lying on the table prepara- ory to the operation to remove the splinters. Tlie nurse came up and poke lowly to the surgeon: "The an- aesthetic is' running short." Tommy icard iier and in spite of his excruiat- ng pain lie said, "Don't mind me: Save It" for some other fellow who needs it light me a 'tag'." And through all the long operation Tommy lay there on the table, smok- ing ono'fag' after another. The oper- ation was completed, the, wound was and Tommy was raised up. ho Said, "that was the best smoke I ever had in ray life." Major Fane, at Edmonton, well known to many people In Lelhbridse s wounded on the field with his was regiment. He was lying there when Weil-Known Eastern Capitalists Say Lethbridgc Garden-- Spot of West Lethbridge was visited at noon to- day for about fifteen minutes by a party of capitalists, most of them of- ficials of the Union Bank of Canada, ,-ho are making their annual tour of the prairie provinces. They came in from Calgary over Oic Alderside branch, leaving a few minutes later tor Medicine Hat. "The garden spot of Canada this was the way one of the party described Southern Alberta to the.Her- ald. "It is the finest part of the west we have seen oil our travels. The bin- ders were humming all the way down from the harvest is pro- gressing in fine shape." Business conditions all over the west are good, hp said, but the Lethbridge district ought to have- more money than any other place this year. Big Attractions Planned Raymond.F.air This Week (Special to tlie Raymond, Aug. is in readiness fur the annual fall exhib- aecommodation on the grounds is be- ing taxed and- still more .lorscs are expected today. There will bo two days of good racing, Wednesday and ition anil stampede to be held in Hay-1 Thursday, moud this week, commencing tomor- exhibition will not be lacking in inouu m midwav attractions. The (..-oss-Can- row and continuing for Hire e d.! s. have Deer 'secured. Entries began to pour m h [alr and there is every promise o! a tec- n all its proverbial ord-breaking number ol exhibits tn- tries will be accepted up untJ six Ulo muslc eacii day, a new bandstand having been erected this year. The serving of such an immense crowd that is expected Wednesday o'clock tomorrow evening. The wea- ther is now favorable with indications of its continuing. With this feature safely accounted for there is little doubt but that the fair and frontier celebration will prove an unqualified success. Saturday night a preliminary try- out in roping KUd riding was held, several defects coming to These arrive this afternoon and others to- morrow. Hyssoii brothers, of Leth- bridge, are bringing in a string of vicious stuff, also the Knight Sugar sPe President John Salt is head of the party and is accompanied by Vice-Pre- 'sident H T. Riiey and Vice-President Th'eyTre'wounded" worse" than I am! Geo. H. Thompson of Quebec. Among Light me a cigarette and z 'me back ater." Those two stories with the human Interest 'touch were told Saturday af-_ R. Jones of Lon- Engi, who is touring Canada at the''request of the Club on a camnaiOT-to provide tcjbacco tor the soldier They for otJX. pressing on the .people of the crying need., for plenty of tobacco at the front, in the hope that an or- ganization will be completed here 'which will have for Its oMect the Benfl- itng of a steady stream of the.highly soothing need. Mr. Jones was address- ing 'he Daughters ot the Empire and of other local women's or- ganizations at the time, and as one said afterward, he had i brought that personal touch which was needed to show Lethbridge what they should, do. Knowing it, they will proceed to do their share. The Overseas Club, of which there was at one time an active branch here, has taken the matter up moat en- thusiastically and since the beginning of the war has raised for recognized by the war -office of the front. They have their organization so thoroughly completed that it is recognized by the war office ol the Empire. In purchases they can buy and forward as much for 25 cents ES one ean send from Canada for 51.00, For 25 cents subscribed the Overseas Club sends a .'package containing a couple of ounces of tobacco, fifty cigarettes-and a box of matches. The same'would" cost. J4 or 80 cents here. The tobacco is Canadian but the par- are made up on the other side of the water. T In speaking to the ladies Mr. ..ones told of the.splendid work of the wom- en of the Empire..One million of them are working in munition factories in England. Hundreds are working In the fields there. Hia own daughter, he said, is hoeing potatoes for fifty cents .he guests are Gilbert G. Thorne, vice- iresident of the National Park Bank of New York; D. A. Moulton, vice-pre- sident of the Corn Exchange National Bank Hon. George Hell, provincial -treasurer of Saskatchewan, and "J. D. McArthur, the big railway contractor. G. H. Balfour. general jnah'ager of-theiUnion, Dank, is also with the'party' as-areVtlfo following di- fectdrs Stephen; ;Haas, chairman of the-lioni'dTw. K.'Allen of.Winnipeg, Hume Blake of Bull, Win- nipeg- B. B. Cronyn, E. L. Drewry. J. S Hough, F. B. Kenastbn, R. L. Mc- Culloch H. A. Rohson, chief counsel for the bank and TV. B. Holland are also with the party as are also the four western provincial superintendents. Mr Kenaston is head of the Canada West Coal Co. of Taher. The parts- has travelled in a great circle taking In the Peace River country north of Edmonton, and are now on their way ISGilL has been given special attention. The main dining hall will be in the effic- ient hands of the 'Women's Relief Soc- iety and Primary-association, and the I ladies state that they will be prepared to serve meals :for practically any I number of people. They are arrang- i lug for a possible shortage by having I The main streets of town will be lighted stampede are'in high spirits. Both Pres James E. Meets and Manager Ray Knight feel Confident that it will igns point to a most be the biggesc and best undertaking meeting. Horses are Raymond has ever shouldered. They dian rider of Macleod, is expected to mter. The race track is being put in fine shape and all signs point to a most successful race meeting- Horses are liere from Montana, Wetaskiwin, In- nisfail, Calgary. Lethbridge and Mac. leod, besides the celebrated JeOQ DcSlllKb Lilt: uisicuin'.i-" -j and Lund stables of Raymond. Stable Lethbridge. both express pleasure at the fine spin! a unc-1 manifested by, .the outside towns and Kinsev I by the business men and citizens ot MORE PROGRESS London, Aug. large actions on the Somrae front are reported by the British. "Some progress has been mads east of Delville wood and there were minor successful enter- prises near Moutiuot farm- Last night there was much hostile shelling against parts of our line especially In-Delville wood and on our trenches north of J-ozeries. active." Our artillery was- All Binders Will Be At Work By Task This Year Harvesting is general over eighty per cent, of Alberta today. By Thuis- day of this week there will not be a district where every binder will not Joint committee of iadios and gent e men from Lethbridge to undertake the tohar.co fund work. need he know they would do bit. WGather tomor: e y e co-operate' with the gentlemen's com mitieo In furthering the work of the .1 McRiHop, Mrs: Henderson. Mrs. A. B. Staf- i ryus anja. row will be mostly fair and warm. I Harvesting promises to be a.much i shorter task this year than r 'ago The straw is niuch sho wliilc it is healthy and full of sap, it FRENCH REPULSE HUNS Paris Aug. Germans made iveral' attacks on French positions ricury Sunday night, but were re- pulsed. ON MACEDONIAN FRONT; London Aug. fighting in nrogre-is along the Macedonian I was" a member of the front, but no infantry actions of im- portace are under way so far as is indicated by today's official account of the operations on this front. ON RUSSIAN FRONT Petrograd, Aug. German troops' at two points on the northern part of the Russian front near Koldcheva Lake aad south of BBaranovicbi-Luninists railroad, were reported. In Galicia, north of ampol the Russians captured a wood- ed position. The following committee was nam- j much shorter and ed by tlie Daughters of the Empire to fund Hia.1 Mrs. Char.. ford, '.Mrs. E. Ritchie. Ewert, Sirs. o MOSQUITOES VERY 4. THICK AT PRESENT (Specialto the Herald.) Raymond, Aug. 28.-SO thick were the mosquitoes last night that church service was closed v shortly after the opening excr- v cises, and-church in the first ward was only made possible by the burning of the old-fash- ed smudge. Although not very congenial'it was effective and the usual services were held. Old-tlmorn stale that they 'have never seen mosquitoes so thick at this time of the year In Alberta before. Saturday quite n number of oiitflu in the fields were forced to quit work on account ot the pest: wmii; ii. ,3 Is standing straight-so that rapid time can be made with the binders. It is estimated that 20 days will-out all the wheat in the south, so-that the farmers.from now ori'wiii be harvest- ing more than a million dollars worth of produce every fue! day. And every flue day is likely to include Sundays with most of prospect o. i frost has determined many farmers to take no chances' an'l it is not be; lieved the law regarding Sunday work will be enforced in their case during the harvest season. Reports from all districts are that the binders are going'today. .Even in the Pniey and 'Ca'rdston districts where the crops are later, barley Is bolng out and spring -wheat cutting will start on Wednesday. It will be general by next Monday. The same in the Pitlclior Creek dist- rict and'along 'Maclcod-Cnlgary branch. In all other districts the bin- ders arc going today'and .will go for 15 hours a day. PRICE OF BREAD Richmond Hill, Ont., .Aug. county bakers h'ave'decldcd to Increase the price of bread to 14 cer.is per largo Increase ot from 2 to.4 ceiits over existing prices. Flees From Troublous Land am Joins Highlanders To Fight For France London, following Canadian officers are posted as arriv. ..d in hospital: At Roland Gardens Major McLaren, gunshot woupdi, ?1n cheek ad neck; Lieut. Rouatt, gunshot wound, condition satisfactory, dipt Russell, gunshot wound in left thigh, cheek ad neck; Lieut. Routt gunshot wound, multiple; Calais, Lieut shell shock; at Brighton Lieut. gunshot wound in thigh; at Lincoln, Lieut. F. J. Clark, shell shock. When Robert Luuu, mining engi ne'er was ordered by his company to hit the high spots out of Mexico last spring after the Columbus raid by the Villa troops, he did so aad asked no questions. Reaching Jerome, Ariz., he decided that Mexico wasn't o verv healthy place to live, so unhealthy in fact that the British trenches, in Prance or manners were to be pre- ferred so he headed direct for Can- ada to join the Canucks. He arrived on Saturday and within a short time was a member of the Lethbridge Highlanders. He went to Surcee this afternoon and while he joins the ranks, there Is every likelihood .that he will soon be offered something bet- ter iu the way of engineering with the army. Mr. Lumi is a New Yorker but his parents are British. About a year ago he went to Mexico to work at one of the zinc mines at Zacatecas. The mint- American controlled by British capital. When the _Columbus raid occurred and the Americans were ordered out the Americans in charge of the mine tried to get a special train to take them out but to no avail. However they made the trip without trouble and at last arrived in Texas. "Intervention by the V. S. is the" only thing lhat will ever bring peace in 'Mexico. Things are quieter now but soon another sot of grafters will I rise up and' it will be as bad as ever. There are more grafters to the square foot in Mexico than in any other spoi on the face of the said Mr. Limn. He' Is greatly pleased with what Canada has done in the war and only hopes he can do his bit and win a little of.the honor for himself. JEWS ORGANIZE The Jews of Western Canada are to organize, an association to protect Paris, vAug., declared war against Austria- -iungary last night. BERLIN ANNOUNCEMENT Berlin, Aug., declared war on Austria-Hun- gary on Sunday evening, it is announced officially here. CROWN COUNCIL DECIDES Paris, Aug., decision to enter the war was reached at a meeting of the crown council held at Bucharest on Sunday .morning. The Wolff Agency announces that the German Federation !ouncil was convoked immediately after the decision became known. GERMANY ALSO London, Aug. has declared war on Roumania. ROUMANIANS FIGHTING Berlin, Aug. has begun between Roumania and the TeutonicJroops on the Transylvanian frontier, _the 'official announcement of today The1 statement says 'some" Roumanians have been taken prisoners. Bulgaria May Sue For Peace London, Aug. delayed Paris wireless quotes a report from Pejrogrnd that Bulgaria is about to sue for separate peace if indeed such a request has not already been sent oft'. Rumania 'becomes the fourteenth nation to join in the war. Her intervention either on the side of the entente allies or the ecu, Iral powers has been awaited with symptoms of concern by both since the beginning of the great conflict. This is due not entirely to Rumania's military strength but also to the strategic, advani- ages of her geographical position and the fact lhat her entry into i Hie struggle'opens tor the Russian army a gateway through, to attack the Bulgarians from the north, while the allied- having its base at Salonika, attacks them and their German allies from the soulh. -Nevertheless, Rumania's military.strenglli is by j no means inconsiderable. The country has s population of 000 and the army has been estimated at It often has been described as_one of the most thoroughly equipped and disci- plined armies'of Europe. i Some advocates of Rumania's participation in the war have asserted (hat she could mobilize as many as men, The i mobilization of her army has been in progress for months and a few days ago was reported as complete, j GUARD RUMANIAN LEGATION London, Aug. dispatch from the Hague says the Ger- man federal council -iinet this morning on receiving news of Ru- mania's declaration of war against Austria. The Rumanian lega- tion in Berlin is being guarded by tjie pplice, these advices soy, as stones were thrown through the windows of the Italian embassy in Berlin yesterday. A later, message has been received from Berlin lhat the German ambassador will hand his passports to the Rumanian minister today. Italy Declares War On Germany -Iliily declared war on Germany on Saturday GERMANS APPEAR INDIFFERENT Berlin Aug. 28.-Virtually, all the morning papers the notable exception of Vorwaerts, comment on Italy s declaration declares that interest in such a declaration always has been exceptionally small in Germany, and The Mornenpost calls taly'saclion an empty gesture intended to appear heroic, but actually tragico-comical and to be received with an indifferent shrug of the shoulders.- _ The Krnczc Zeitu'rig- says' Italy; finally has given way to the P1CSThe Post; sees another evidence of Italy's "blackmail politics." KING FERDINAND OF RUMANIA THIS SYNDICATE MAKING MONEY The Hague, via London, Aug. Berlin dispatch states that at a meet- ing of the potash syndic-lie tho president announced that business during the first seven months of 1916 amounted to marks. Tlih anm compare's with n total of 70 Bfjn 000 marks for the similar period of 1015, and marks for the j Forecast; tirst seven months in 1914. -_ MARKETS Track Wheat 15C% Spot-Wheut................. October Wheat December Wheat............ 140 49.. October Flax................ 189 (Special to the Magraili, .Aug. The feet that the sheep industry pays, similar to a gold mine. Wits flgain demonstrated last week when R. Bradshaw, shipped five carloafls.pt prime mutton to tlie Swift Canadian Co. The ship- ment consisted of yearlings am! two- year-olds, aid netted Mr. Bradfhaw -per head this" year, counting wool, which was some of the.fin- est produced in Alberta. The'lambs weighed 99 ipounds each, and accord- ing to the buyer were the finest speci- mens received so far this year. High Low WEATHER Mostly and warm local few MORE TROOPS REACH ENGLAND Ottawa, Aug. is officially an- nounced through the chief censor's office that the following troops have arrived aately in England: The 117th battalion, Valcartier camp; 120th bat- lalion, Windsor., NiS.; .the 121st bat- talion, Vernoa, 'n.O.; the 126th bat- talion, 128th bat- talion, Winnlpes, .and drafts and de- tails. Rome, Aug. 28. night. FIRST LOAD OF SETTLEMENT OR 1916 WHEAT The first load of 1916 reach the Ellison Milling-Co, came in this morning from B. V. Nixon, south-east of Foremost, and It, graded No. 1.' It was fine looking grain and Mr. Nixon has several thousand bushels of it ready to market, 'tlnv BREAK NEAR Washington, Aug. dent Wllion'i negotiations for averting the threatened wide railway strike are In the stage with a or letllcmeht not far offj ;