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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta fWHE FfJDH THE LETITBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, AUGUST 28,191? 9AILY AND WIEKLY Subscription Rstes: Dal!?, tlelivered, per week ......' Daily, delivered por year ......J6.00 Daily, by mall, per year.........$4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year...... Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Omce ............... 1252 Office ............... 122* W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance  - lousiness Manager Business Editorial Dates ot expiry of auosciptlons appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue the sub-scription. Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Attention is centred on the Italian offensive which is carrying the Italians closer to Trieste each day. With the capture of dominating positions on plains east of the city, the fall of the ] " .," """"" ... _____I Mann will get away with very little But if Mackenzie mil Mann are powerful enough to influence the arbitration board, then watch out. And that BILL AND DAN HAVE HAD ENOUGH. The bill for the inking over of the Canadian Northern railway lines is having a rather rough passages through the House of Commons. It is but natural that it should. With the reputation which Mackenzie and Mnnn have made for themselves the bill couldn't expect anything but. rough sailing. Some eastern interests are bucking the passage of the act because they are opposed to the government ownership of railway. So far as they nre concerned there should be no worry. Their attitude is too transparent. The main objection to the bill, however hinges on the fact that (here seem* to bo a disposition on the part of the government to pay Mackenzie and Mann too much for their promoters" stock. It is argued that, it the government does not step in and take tho road over, it will go into the hands of a receiver and the promoters' stock would then bo worthless; hence there Bhould be no question about what Mackenzie and Mann should bo paid for it. The answer is nothing. But the government seems to be of the opinion that Mackenzie and Maun should bo given a fair deal. Now if the arbitration is fair and above board, the Canadian people need have nothing to fear for Mackenzie and -* PICKED UP IN degrees, becomes a tough JMp*t$l9> leathery mua� and very indigestible. Ottawa. Aug. 27-W. F. MacLean In the commons today inquired as to the truth of cable dispatches tHat the British food controller has given notice that the importation of br.con from Canada will be stopped. He also asked as to the truth of the statement that the American government had stipulated that in return for financial help had asked the British government to order both munitions and supplies in Canada. Sir Thomas White in reply read the official memorandum given out by the imperial munitions board last week announcing a gradual curtailment of the orders for munitions in Canada. He ndded that arrangements had been made to continue the financing of purchases of munitions in Canada at the rate of about $30,000,000 a month until the end of the year. Sir Thomas also explained that about $30,000,000 is being provided for the purchase in Canada of cheese, hay, oats and flour. Sir Robert Borden had previously told .Mr. MacLean that he had no information in regard to the announcement attributed to. the British food controller more than what has appeared in the press. Sir Robert Borden made his promised statement dealing with the request of Sir Sam Hughes that Colonel Bruce's reply to the Baptie report on medical conditions in the overseas services should be tabled .in parliament and printed. The prime minister said it had been decided that Colonel Bruce's memorandum should not be tabled. It was, he said. In no way an official report, not having been authorized by any one in authority. Thi3 was shown by the fact that it has been sent by Colonel Bruce to a number of members of the house. Sir Robert added that Colonel Bruce had been transferred to the British army medical service and as his memorandum criticizes that service this was another reason why it was not deemed advisable to make it public. Sir Robert said he desired to correct a misapprehension which has arisen out of the statement that Colonel Bruce had not been called as a witness by the Baptie board. Tho record showed, he said, that Colonel Bruce appeared before the commission as a witness on several occasions. The prime minister also read a cable from Sir George Perley denying the statement made by Sir Sam j Hughes to the effect that under the 1 overseas minister, the administrative j staff in London has increased from fifty to twelve hundred men. Sir George Perley stated that while ' in December 1916 the headquarters | staff consisted of 125 officers and GC6 j men, In August it consisted of 139 officers and 480 men, inclusive of tho | staff at Brighton which had been ab- j sorbed. j Sir Thomas White made a statement j in reply to an editorial in the Regina j Leader, which ho said did a grave in-! justice to the Bank of Montreal. The ! Leader had stated that on tho recent � one hundred million bond issue, the 1 Bank of Montreal had made a eommls-1 sion of $1,750,000. I The minister explained that the! Bank of Montreal, acting as agont for the government had placed tho loan through the J.P. Morgan syndicate and that the commission which covered the cost of underwriting and the expenses was paid to the Now York syndicate and not to tho Bank of Montreal. Sir Robert Borden announcod that it would not be possible this session to introduce legislation based upon the report of the special committee which inquired into the matter ot soldiers' pensions. Sir Robert said that it was recognized that-the cor.t ot llv-Ing had advanced since last yoar. This would have to be recognized by tho new parliament whon it deals with tho matter and he suggested that any legislation passed should be made retroactive so as to apply to pensions from April 1, 1917, the beginning of the present fiscal year. Sir Robert added that tho matter would receive the consideration of the government as soon as the house rises. Dr. Ncsbitt asked It the new scale of pensions would apply to pensions both past and future. Sir Robert replied in tho affirmative. The house then resumed consideration of the C.N.R. bill, the Liberals continuing their opposition to the do-i tails of tho measure. LI. James Archibald Wylte, formerly accountant of the Bank of Montreal at Edmonton, who enlisted with a Hamilton battalion, has been ktllod in action. Food Controller Hoover is to call tho packers of United States into a convention. This is expected to result in drastic conservation measures for meat supply. The Montreal Star's Ottawa correspondent telegraphs that Justice Duff of the supreme court of Canada, will be tho central appeal judge In connection with the operation of the Military Servlco act. Donald B. McMillan's Arctic exploration expedition arrived at Sydney, N.S., on tho relief steamer Neptune, after four years spent in the Polar regions. McMillan was one of Rear Admiral Penry's lieutenants. Premlor Dato, of Spain, announces that, thanks to the Intervention of King Alfonso, Count d'Oultrcmont, a Belgian official, who was recently do-ported to Germany and sentenced to death; has been pardoned. Tho steamer Alki, which arrived at Seattle trom southeastern Alaska ports, brought 40,000 feet of specially selected spruce, which will be tised in tho construction of airplanes for the government. The Portuguese Socialists have decided not to participate in the Stockholm conference. They will, however, send representatives to London to at-tond the meeting of tho worklngmen's party. Nine foreigners, moBtly Austrlans, made application to Chief O'Neill at Kitchener tor permits to go to the northwest to assist in the harvesting of the wheat crops. The permits were granted. Sub.-Lieut. A. I. Hutty, of Toronto, of tho R.N.A.S., has been killed. He was the officer who took the pictures of the successful bombing of Ostend. Ho was a member of the Aura Lee club and a fine canoeist. Major James Hector Ross Murphy. M.C., of Chatham, 'Ont., a brother ot the late W. E. G. ("Glad") Murphy iuis uccii. kiileu in action- Major MurT phy enlisted with a Highland unit at Kingston, and was twice wounded. Col. John Currle. M.P.,- was unanimously tendered the nomination for the Dominion house from the constitu-! ency of North Simcoe at.a convention of North Simcoe Conservative association. Grief and anxiety brought on by the serious illness of his eldest son, Gordon, caused the death of Joseph Grave-line, 62 years of uge, an employee of Hiram Walker & Sons for more than fifty years. The minister of finance announces tho issue of a now war savings certificate of a denomination of only .?10. The issue will come within reach of the most modest investor. Hitherto the lowest certificate has been for $25. Robert von Mendelssohn, senior member of Mendelssohn & Co., Berlin, is dead, aged GO years. His firm was tho banker for tho Russian government In the Russo-Japanese war. Herr von Mendelssohn was a well known amateur musician and also a liberal patron of arts and sports. C. A. Sllverthorne, reeve of Etobl-coke township, Ont., and Jtmmie Gsr-butt, nged four years, were Instantly killed by bolng thrown from Mr. Sll-vorthornc's automobllo in a collision with a special car of tho Toronto and Guolph radial ntlhvay. Tho relief sailing steamer Neptuno, commanded by Capt. Robert Hartlou, bringing homo members of tho McMillan Arctic exploration party from Greenland, has been reported off tho coast ot Labrador. Miss Julia Constantino, of Rossland, was drowned at Frontier in Blc Sheep Creek. She was a gradunto mirso of Bellingham, Wash., hospital. She waded into tho crook, getting beyond her depth. A delegation representing invalided soldiers called upon Sir Lomor Gouin, premier of Quebec, asking that tho government of Queboc grant 500 farms to invalided soldiers. Sir Lomor gavo a very ausplcloiiB and promising answer. Because of the striko of smelters at the Washoe works at Anaconda, Mont., the Anaconda Copper Mining company announced another shut down of Its properties In Montana Approximately 15,000 men will bo effected. An order In council has been pass od at Ottawa providing a penalty of a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars and imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years for any person who embarks on a ship without a passport or a permit for any destination other than Canada or the United States. Tho award of the conciliation board in tho dispute between the Toronto Railway company and its employees has been made public. It allows tho men seven cents an hour increase over their old wages. The men asked 10 cents an hour increase and returned to work after the strike ot July 12 on a temporary increase of six cents an hour. John W. Fleming, clerk of the house, a former mayor of Brandon, and one of the best known public men in Manitoba, Is doing his bit in the win-the-war movement by putting in 14 or 15 hours every day on tho. farm on the Mathoson estate north ot Brandon, actively assisting In harvesting operations. Governor Withy-combo of Salem, Ore., announced that ho had Instructed Adjutant-General White to send a request to Washington for fodornl troops to patrol tho Oregon forests for tho purpose of stopping incendiary timber fires. The governor also said that his ofTIco has employed speclnl agents to serve as detectives In running down porsons responsible for tho numerous Incendiary fires In the state at tho present time. CITY MEN HELPING HARVEST Moose Jaw, Sask., Aug. 27.-A party of 12 of the'city's best known merchants left by motor car this morning to various farms In tho Immediate vicinity of tho city to help with stooklng. The labor situation in tho district adjacent to Mooso Jnw is very acute and men are needed badly. The movement that businessmen should give n day or two a week or allow some of their employees to go Is gaining popular support and it Is expected that In a tow days quite an array of volunteer harvesters ,wlll bo in tho fields. made the voyage in 58 days, one of th� quickest trips to and'trom the Ru> slan port ever made, according to shipping men. FARMLANDS Of the Hudson's Bar Company slid Calgary and Edmonton Land Co. FOR BALK The H. Macbeth Agency BACK FROM RUSSIA An Atlantic Port, Aug. 27.-An American steamship, one of tho fleet of vessels formerly under tho Austrian (lag and seized hero whon the United States entered the war, is back from a round trip to Arcbangol. Tho vessel Traction Engine REPAIRS We are', well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam'or gas tractors. Only high olass work lesves eur shop, and we will quote you prices that ars right. N1VEN BROS. 21* First Ave. 8. Phone 1712 The Security Trust Company Limited 211 8TH AVE. WE8T, CALGARY. OFFER 5 per cent, five year bonds of the Government ot the Province of Alberta, dated 1st August, 1917, in denominations of $500 and $1000, TO YIELD INVESTOR 6^ PER CENT. Correspondence solicited. FARM LOANS We have money to loan on farm land at reasonable rates. Valuations are made from Lethbridge and we have the record for prompt payment after taking of application, usually less than two weeks. Do business with an old established and reliable firm. M. P. Johnston & Co. Suite Two, Alberta Block Lethbridge, Alberta, Can. Ranch & Equipment fop Sale 3005 Acres SITUATED IN STETTLER DISTRICT WHERE HAY AND GRAIN ARE A SURE CROP. Abundance of grass, good water and some brush for protection. *150 acres in cultivation. 600 acres suitable for cultivation. Modern house and furnishings. 250 cattle, 20 horses, 40 pigs, 150 chickens, 1200 bushels of grain in granary, 125 acres of crop and 400 tons of hay being put up, more if desired. ..... All machinery, harness, saddles. In other words, ranch goes as it stands. AT $21.00 PER ACRE LONG TERMS ON HALF WE ALSO HAVE A FEW SNAPS IN SMALLER MIXED FARMING PROPOSITIONS The Erskine Land Co. B ERSKINE - ALBERTA PER ACRE $7.50 Per Acre Cash Will now buy our fine 680 farm 5Mi miles south of New Dayton, without crop. Balance In four equal annual payments, interest at 7 per cent. 80 acres fine breaking; 180 acres . fine for stubble crop 1918. 500 acres now under cultivation. Present growing crop of 400 acres will probably be worth over $15,000. Call Rural 411 or write Felger Farming Co. Limited. 208-0 FREE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT BUREAU MR. A. D. LAMONT, of the Department of Agriculture, at Edmonton, has opened an office In ths Board of Trade Building, for the distribution of labor In Southern Alberta. Farmers requiring help and men In search of wcrk can get together by seeing Mr. Lamont. Call, write or phone, BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING LETHBRIDGE THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE" SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O. LL.D., D.C.L. PmideM H V. F. JONE* As. i Gcn'L M*naa� SIR JOHN AIRD. General Manager V.C.BROWN, Sup't of Central We�wm Branches Capital Paid Up. $15,000,000 T Reserve Fund.  $13,500,000 SAVE YOUR MONEY and thus help Canada to do her share in the Great War. INTEREST ALLOWED AT 3% PER ANNUM ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS AT ANY BRANCH OF THE BANK 4W Lethbridge Brai&h-- R. � Brymner, Mgr. CUT YOUR GRAIN Pull Your Sheaf-Loader* Haul Your Coal. Grain or Hay WITH A STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACTOR Four Horses for tbe Price of One ! $295 and a Ford IN GOOD CONDITION MAKES A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1000-LB. HORSES 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. IF YOUR AGENT DOES NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited , ' t04 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass. Chin, Alberta (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) f ;