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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta page snr THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY. AUGUST 28,191? & J. McLeay third avenue south Invites your inspection of the !'ir or three hail storms, one of which did considerable damage over a somewhat extended territory, where splendid crops were ready to harvest. During the past week officials of this department have visited a number of districts and report harvest operations quite general throughout the eastern and southern part of the province, with fair yields and good sample of grain, but that harvesting will not be general throughout the whole province until the middle or end of next week. Harvest operations are also in full swing throughout the Peace River district which continue to report very optimistic conditions. Labor conditions are now quite satisfactory Harvesters have arrived freely from United States and eastern points. The department have distributed over 3000 through their agencies and about as many more have beep placed direct A very favorable report has been received respecting live stock and vegetables. Peace River-Entire crop may now be considered beyond danger of damage from any ordinary cause Harvesting is well under way in several districts and will be general all over the territory within the next week. Weather very favorable for ripening grain and assisting harvesting operations. We have good reason to look for fairly heavy yields of all cereals and a good potato crop. Stony Flain-Weather until evening ideal for ripening grain, rain and hail last evening Several farms very badly hailed out south and eaBt of ihls point. Haying practically finished. Very small acreage of grain cut. Probable yield if not further damaged by weather will be very good. Olds-Ideal weather conditions for haying continues, which is well advanced. Some rye and barley being cut. One-tenth inches rain on the 21. No frost. Minimum temperature 42 to 53, average 45, maximum 65 to 81, average 72. Medicine Hat-Weather favorable for harvesting. Most of the farmers are finished cutting. Grain threshing will be general in a lew days. Corn and root crop will bo light this year. No rain. Weather warm. Claresholm-The weather ha� been warm with one shower of rain for the week. Wheat ripening slowly and filling well while some pieces are nearly ripe It will be a few days before cutting is general. Barley is ripe so arts some pieces of oats. Corn showed rapid growth fw the week, so also do potatoes and turnips. Live stock continues to do well. > Cardston-Weather was fine this last week. Grain ripening fast. Fall wheat cut. Catting will be general next week on spring wheat. Oats and barley much Improved since rain. Stock In fine condition generally quite promising. (From Otir Own Correspondent) Carmangay, Aug. 27.-With the harvest in full swing tin local merchants are experiencing a boom in business. When pleasure Interferes with business, pleasure goes, being the rule of the clay. The good local conditions for harvesting have given an optimistic tone to the whole community life. No one can grumble. Three good years in succession are enough to put a permanent smile on evory farmer's face. Work Is being hurried on the new elevators in order that they may be ready to handle tho heavy business, which will soon commence. The Pioneer Grain Co., is open for business, the Terwilliger Klevntor Is all but ready and the now Alberta Pacific Company's elevator is growing overnight. The citizens of Carmangay believe in their community nnt' that belief is apparently shared by many others New arrivals are constantly commenting on the favorable impresBlon created by the busy appearance of the town and the good crops In tho surrounding country. W. E. Dean and family returned on Saturday from an extended holiday, visiting relatives mid friends- In the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson, of Lethbridge, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miller. The Women's Missionary Society held a most successful social afternoon last Friday at the splendid new home of Mrs. W. H. Miller. Some 26 ladies were conveyed by nutomobile to Mrs. Miller's house where they enjoyed the kindly hospitality of their hostess, who was assisted by Mrs. Dawson. A collection was taken in aid of the Flower Fund and a goodly amount was realized. AGES OF BRITISH LEADERS A discussion arose In a London club the other day regarding the comparative ages of men prominent in the war. Records were consulted, and .it wbs found that Mr. Lloyd O.orge Is fifty-four, eleven years younger than Mr. Balf jur. Lord Fisher It nearer eight} than seventy. Admiral Jelllcoe is approaching three score. Admiral Beatty is only forty-six. Admiral Hall, Chief of Naval Intelligence, and Commodore Tyrwhltt, whose K.C.B, was recently announced, are both in the forties; Sir Douglas Halg/li fifty-six, and Lord French Is sixty-five. London, Ont., Aug. 27-Owing to the fact that most of the delegates are not arriving until this afternoon trains the opening of the 17th annual convention of the Union of Canadian Municipalities was deferred from 10 o'clock this morning until 2 o'clock this afternoon. The executive committee got down to business at 11 o'clock with Mayor Stevenson of Londop, president of the union, presiding. Mayor W. D. L. Har-die, Lethbridge; J. N. Bayne, deputy minister of municipalities for Saskatchewan; John Perrie, deputy minister of municipalities for Alberta, were among those in attendance. A resolution committee was appointed by the executive and a number of resolutions which will come before the convention were drafted, these include suggestions for a board to control the price of food with similar powers In relation to food prices that the Dominion railway board has over railway matters. It is suggested that such a board should be maintained not only during the war but after. In addition to the question of the high cost of living, the care of returned soldiers, readjustment after the war and other matters of national importance'will be dealt with during the three days' convention. Mayor Hardie of Lethbridge intimated during the discussion of "the" high cost of living" question in the resolution committee, he might father a resolution for the conscription of wealth as well as men when this stage of business is arrived at In the convention. HAVE ANEW No Description Given, But It Is Raining Shells on Port of Trieste Washington, Aug. 28.-An official Italian dispatch received here from Rome, In addition'to containing a vivid description of a joint Italian and British naval bombardment of the Her-mada, the principal fortress barring the way to Trieste, and a marvellous Italian infantry advance up fortified terraces of this great defensive position, tolls of the employment of a sensational Italian device used for the first time In this momentous battle. Its results are disclosed, but a description of the device Is withheld. According to an official account this new Instrument of warfare 1b being employed in dropping shells on the city of Trieste, the principal Austrian port. Its fire la sweeping the Her-mada in co-operation with the guns of British monitors. The dispatch indicates that Trieste la the main objective, of the Italian offensive, which appears to be on the point of success. u. s. wooden SHIPS UNDER WAY Tho first U. 8. government vessels of wood to bo built in New England have been started at the yard oil the Ship Construction and Trading company at Stonlngton, Conn. Two keels tor freighters of approximately 3,500 tons dead weight have been laid. EXPECTS TO RECEIVE REPLY - Buenos Ayres, Aug. 27.-The Argentine minister to Germany, la ft cablegram received at the foreign office today, says he expects to receive Germany's reply to' Argentina's demands regarding attacks on Argentine vessels by submarines within 48 hours. l3t."' ..:'Jiy",'^"."'Wi''i�w!i \ T "f";?''^^ .....,........,....., , NEW FALL MILLINERY ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3oth AND FOLLOWING DA YS WILL BE HELD A Formal Display JOF Chic Millinery Styles THA T HA VE BEEN A PPRO VED BY FA SHION A UTHORITIES YOUR INSPECTION IS CORDIALLY INVITED Nellie Johnston 3o9, 6th STREET, SOUTH E But Russians Retreat Without Resistance East of Czernowitz Berlin, Aug. 28, via London.-British made only insignificant gains north-east of Frezenberg in their attacks on Flanders front yesterday, the army headquarters announced today. The British Advance London, Aug. 28.-As a result of a British attack on Flanders front yesterday the British lines have been advanced along a front on more than 2000 yards astride the St. Julien-Poel Capelle road, the war office announced today. The German attempt last night to drive back the British from their positions in Inverness copse on Ypres-Men-in road were frustrated and prisoners were taken from the attacking forces. Berlin Confirms It Berlin, Aug. 28.-Russians in the region east of Czernowitz have been thrown back behind Bakitna river'sec-tor says today's announcement from army headquarters^ The Russian resistance was broken last evening on the hills northeast of Dolzok. Captures total more than 1000 prisoners and six guns. Russians Retreat Again. Petrograd, Aug. 28.-Russian infantry left its trenches before enemy attacks in the Boyany region and is le-tlring eastward, the war office' announces. The retirement was occasioned by the beginning of an offensive in the region east of Czernowitz, Bukowina, yesterday, by the Germans and Aus-trlans. hTe troops retreated without waiting for attack on their trenches which were occupied by the enemy. At London Convention Says It Is Farce-Government Should Pay London, Ont., Aug. 27.-A resolution calling for the employment of municipal departments in pressing win-the-waf activities, Introduced this afternoon at the opening sitting of the 17th convention of the Union of Canadian Municipalities, created keen discussion before the measure was adapted. Discussion of luurits of voluntary giving for patriotic causes, and particularly for the Canadian patriotic fund; waxed warm for a time. Mayor Hardie, of Lethbridge, disagreed with this, declaring that Canadian municipalities have not the machinery which is in existence in England. In this connection, and referring to a suggestion of the previous speaker that the patriotic fund and Red Cross fund could have been collected better through muniplpal agencies, Mayor Hardie declared; "I consider the patriotic fund a big farce. The money should be raised by the government. I do not know that the dame thing could be done about the. Hed Cross fund, but I think wo shotid rise and damn this patriotic fund canuyalgu." . BRANDON LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES JOIN. Brandon, Man., Aug. 27.-At a meeting of tho Liberal executive of the federal constituency of Brandon this evening, it was decided to co-operate with the Conservative party in an endeavor to unite upon a fusion candidate, and thus avoid the necessity of holding an election. A committee of four was., appointed to wait upon the Liberal-Conservative executive of this constituency to discuss the question of a union candidate, and with full powers to arrange #11 necessary details. CATHOLICS LOYAL Kansas CUV Mo., Aug. 27.-Catholics of America will support the cause of their country "with undeviating loyalty," throughout the war with the "central empires. That pledge was given here today by John Whalen, of New York, in hi3 annual address as president before the opening session of the convention of the American Federation of Catholic Societies. / "All sacrifices demanded of us should be met cheerfully," ho declared. Whether the struggle be long or short we pledge the undeviating loyalty to our country of three million Catholic, men and women united in federation." Catholics, he estimated, would prove to be thirty-five per cent of tho American fighting-forces. Active work al- L Ottawa, Aug. 27.-Replying to questions by K. M. Macdonald, in the houso today, Sir Robert stated that the government proposes after prorogation to take up tho question of temporary increases in tho pensions of soldiers. Ho intimated that increases of a percentage basis would be provided to moot the increased cost of living. They will apply to all pensions from April 1 last. Tho prime minister considered that the question of permanently dealing with the pension problem should be loft over to the now parliament to bo elected. Sir Robert replied that no decision had been reached as to the exact percentage of increase. Sir Robert repjlicd that no decision had been arrived at. Replying; to a question by Mr. Nesbitt, he said thd increase would apply to'future as well as past pensions. ready is under way to provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Thursday, Aug. 30th Friday. August 31$t We will show a complete line of fail or winter hats from all the leading Eastern Millinery Centers. You are cordially invited to inspect our display. PHONE 1850 604 THIRD AVE, 3. 77 4018 12 0336 ;