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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Iteflto Herald vou:mic x. LiiilTHimiDGU. ALBKHTA. WEDNESDAY. AUC.UST 20, 1917 NUMBER 220 ANTIS MAKE BREAK ''Declaration of La Fontaine Park" Signed by Montreal Anti-Conscriptionists "Borden and His Men Must Suffer Death Penalty," Declares Declaration Earl Grey, former Gov. | BILL IS General Canada, Dead Death Occurred at Howick Hall This Morning After a Long Illness London, Aug. 29.-Earl Grey, former Governor-General of Canada, died at 6 o'clock this morning at Howick Hall, Northumberland, after a long illness. The funeral will be held at Howick on Sunday when a memorial service will be held in London. Offer to give them Time Before Dying to Make Complete Confession Montreal, Auk. 29.-A declaration produced liy Feinand Villenouvo nt an untl-ciiiisi-.rlption meeting at La Fontaine Park hist night and signed by about 21) persona, is headed "Warning to Conscript ioniats." Its signers hope to have tlic ilocutnont known as the "Declaration of La Fontaine Park." It declares: "We wish to remain sympathetic to the cause of the allies, and we find that our duty ie to remain In Canada to develop our Canadian industries in order to be able to produce the necessary food-Stuffs and necessary ammunition for the cause of civilization. Con-scrlptionists, who an; heartless men and who have only eyes capable of seeing to the bottom of their pockets, seem to be willing to push right to the end this curs ed bill of death. We anti-conscrip-' tlonists, attached to Canadian soil, feel it our. duty to pursue to the end our fight against conscription, and we feel it to be our duty not to obey this law, but to obey the lav/ of patriotism. "If the bill is enforced, Borden and his men will have to suffer the penalty of death ('Suppllce Dc La Mort'). .Wo want to give them time before dying to that they can make a confession of all their actions. Nothing will be left lacking to put in operation our project, because these men are traitors and executioners and merit death.-Montreal, Aug. "28, 1917." Besides the speakers, several per eons in the audience or about 2,000 persons, nil who were asked directly, signed this declaration. Only one man amongst those who addressed the meeting refused to sign. That was Robert Parson, an English anarchist who hps come into prominence this last week, who formula ted a statement of Ills own. Mr. Parson declared it inconsistent to say they wore sympathetic to the allies, and would work in munitions factories when they refuse to go overseas. As for himself ho was against conscription because ho was against, all war which, he said, occurred mainly because l.ooo people scattered through the world had a financial interest in keeping; up international dilllculties and fomentating strife. Life of Earl Grey. Lord Strathcona described Earl Grey as a statesman and philanthro-phlst. in the bust sense. Ills active career comprised not only the administration of the government of Rhodesia and the representation of tho British government as Governor-General of Canada, but industrial and financial operations in the development of South Africa. One of tho most noted movements to which ho gave his support and in which ho was the lending spirit was tho Public Post Trust Company of England, an enterprise designed to supplant ordinary saloons for the sale of Intoxicating liquor by the cstfiblishv went of well-conducted public houses and to discourage the uso of intoxicants by the substitution of tea and coffee. Horn, November 28, 1851, Alfred Henry George, fourth Karl Grey, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Ho married in 1877, Alice Holford of Westonbirt, England. Two (Continued on Paqk 6) NOW IN FORCE Conscription Act Received Assent of Governor-General At Toronto Was Signed Yesterday-Regulations Provide imprisonment lor Resisting Application Mayor Har die President Union of Municipalities -o THE LATE EARL GREY CLOTURE APPLIED IN THE CNR. BILL Bill Advanced From Committee Stage by Government Majority of 27-Turriff and Champagne, Libs., Vote With Borden Ottawa, Aug. 29.-By application [persisted, he shouted at the top of of the closure rule at 2 o'clock this I his voice, but the only words to reach morning, the first clause of the Can- the press gallery were, "Tighten your adian Northern Hallway bill was belts." When air. Lemletix finally adopted in committee of the Commons ' sat down a gale of laughter swept But Principle of Bill May Be Criticized Without Fear of Punishment Toronto, Aug. 29.-The Military Service bill was signed by the Governor-General late yesterday afternoon at the Government Hcuse, Toronto. The bill had been brought from Ottawa by a special messenger. The Penalties Montreal, Aug. 2!).-In a dispatch to the Gazette from Ottawa, dealing with the Military Service bill, the cones-pond out says: "The clauses providing penalties for those inciting people to resist the application of the act. will become operative when the bill is assented to today. Those sections do not prohibit criticism of the principle of conscription. Tlmy do, however, impose severe penalties upon thos>-who counsel others to disobey the provisions of the Military Service Act. Tho act provides a term of not less than one, or moro than five years' imprisonment for those who advise or urge the men summoned to report to contravene the act or its regulations, or who wilfully resist, persuade or Induce anyone to impede the operation of the act, or who, for the purpose of impeding the enforcement of the act, persuade or induce or attempt to persuade or induce any person to refrain from making application for certificate of exemption." r The correspondent also says that applications have been received by the minister of Justice from prominent men in all parts of Quebec and the other provinces of the Dominion expressing their willingness to serve on the local tribunals, or to assist in any other way to maku' the application of the act a success. Chosen For High Honor at the Convention Held in London, Ojit. MAYOR W. O. L. HARDIE ' Who last night was elected president of the Union of Canadian Municipalities, at the convention at London. Ont. With his election, it automatically fixes the convention centre next year at I.othbridgc. the first time for several years (he Union has' mot in tho west. London, Out.. Aug. 2s.~ The annual convention of the I'nlon of Canadian Municipalities v.'h'cli was opened here yesterday, was wound up tonight, after a number of important resolutions had been considered, with the election of officers as follows: President- W. I). L. llardie, Leth-bridge, Alberta. First Vice-President-Aid. Robert Ryan, Three Rivers, Quo. Second Vice-President- " /or Bur-goyne of St. Catharines, ..,ut. Third Vice-President-Senator Plan-ta, Nanaimn, II. C. Hon. Secretary-W. I"). Llghthall, Montreal. Assistant Secretary-G. S. Wilson, Montreal. Last year's provincial vice-presidents were all returned, excepting the Ontario and Quebec representation, among whom a few changes were made. RAINS DELAY FIGHT But British Push Forward Bog Along St. Julien Highway Id The Herald understands that tho election of Mayor llardie us president automatically brings tho convention here next year. SLIGHTLY POLLUTED YET In three tests of city water lately, one shows very slight evidence of pollution, the other two slightly more. PEACE POSSIBLE WITH THE GERMAN Gains Also Made Southeast Langemarck and Near Hulluch of Once More Russians Abandon. Their Trenches Without Effort to Repulse Enemy President Wilson's Answer to Pope's Peace Note Sent-Appeal to German People to Eman cipate themselves From the Control of Kaiser's Military Party Washington, Aug. 20. - President, domination.' Wilson's note rejecting the Pope's | The note with Us unequivocal de-peace proposals was regarded here to-1 nunciation of German .military autoc- PTE. 1G AMONG 1UN Tt was onfy last week that Motor-man I). Gardner of the street railway system received word that his brother Corp. F. P. Gardner had .succumbed to �wounds received in the lighting In France. This morning he received another message to tho effect that his other brother, Pte. J. Gardner, who enlisted with the Kilties here in li!>15, had been seriously wounded in tho re-cont heavy lighting. Pte. J. Gardner was a driver for tho Western Transfer Co. before enlisting. � Mr. Gardner has already lost two brothers in tho war, and the third now lies wounded. on a division of G3 to 36, a government majority of 27. J. G. Turriff and A. Champagne voted with the government, while J. -A. Barretto voted with the opposition. The other threo clauses of the bill and amendments thereto were adopted on the same division, and the bill was reported to tho House and stands for a third reading tomorrow. The House was in good humor when the vote was taken. Mr. Lachanco, of Quebec Centre, who was the last speakor, persisted in continuing for a few minutes beyond the time limit, but ho explained good naturodly that lie wanted to "conclude" and the chairman refrained from putting on tho clamp. When Mr. Lachanco concluded, J. K. Armstrong on the government side, rose to speak but he was not allowed to proceed. The motion was put and voted upon immediately. It took 24 speakers to fill in from 3 o'clock.in the afternoon until 2 a.m. The debate proceeded under the twenty minute time rule through the day and evening and into. the early morning, without much excitement. The first incident out of the ordinary occurred about ten o'clock in the evening when Hon.RodoIphe Lemiettx overran his time limit in trying to got into tho records a quotation from a statement recently tBsued by Sir Byron Walker. There were loud and continued cries of "Time" from the government benches, but Mr. Lemieux BLUFFS MARSHAL; KILLED. Chicago, Aug. 28.-One of three men said to have represented themselves as agents of tho department of justice hunting men who wore trying to evnde tho army, was shot and killed, last night, nt Englesido, 111., by Harry Davlol, village marshal. The throe men wore lurking in the bushes near a railroad depot when discovered by tho murshal who fired on them when commanded to loavo tho vicinity. Tho other two men escaped on a freight train. over tho chamber in which lie, him self joined the House, readily recognizing the humor of tho situation. Practically all t'>e speech making was-on tho Liberal side of the house, including two speeches in favor of the bill by ,1. G. Turriff and Hugh Guthrie. Mr. Turriff, while' not satisfied with all tho details of the bill said he could not think of any better proposal. UNION? Macleod, Aug- 2�. - While � number of farm hands ware ready to go out stooklng,  member of the I.W.W./got among them and tried to stop them. When the local police came on the scene the I.W.W. man disappeared and has not been seen since. Hardie Urges Equal Pensions; Double Pay for Soldiers Urged FIRE WIPES OUT �' communlca- The president makes it clear that a lion had been1 anticipated but. dlplo-lasting and durable peace can be nego- mats wero surprised to find in it a tinted only on a complete understand-, virtual appeal to the German people ing with the German people and not to strive for emancipation from mtli-alone on the unstable guarantees of; tary control and become fitted to deal the existing government. The note ! with world democracy. Among other indicates that the American government docs not intend post-bellum reprisals on tho German people but desires in the interests of world peace that they be allowed to share in international economic opportunities, "if they will accept equality and not seek London, Ont., Aug. 28.-When TJn-fon of Canadian Municipalities convention resumed tills morning a resolution sponsored by W. D. L. 'Hardie, of Lethbridgo, recommended that members of Canadian army not professional soldiers be given equal pensions irrespective of rank was introduced. Mayor Bergerine, of St. Catharines, led the discussion in opposition to the resolution, cluimlng it waB not a question for the convention to discuss, and might work hardship to men who gave up highly paid position* to Join, the urmy, Mayor Hardie, in defence pointed out that tho many men who had enlisted as privates hud given up better positions thu.ii others who refused to go unaftBured of commissions. He declared that the real heroes of the war were those -who enlisted as privates and not those who refused to go until they could be sure ot better positions with higher pay. Alderman Ramsden, of Toronto, supported the resolution, declaring that be believed in equal suffrage, BIG COPPER FIND IN SUDBURY MINES. Toronto, Aug. 29.-The ^British government's representatives) report the discovory of an" eighty-foot layer of nickel and copper in the BritiBh-Am-erican Nickel Corporation's mine near Sudbury, which will increase tho present output by five million tons annually. MONTREAL VIEW OF BACON BAN Montreal, August 28,-The Gazette, the leading government organ, editorially today declares that either the food -controller has misled the people of Canada or the British government has shut .down on Canadian, bacon because Canadian packers haws) dealt unfairly with it. -..........1. Ottawa, Aug. 29. - When the Conservative caucus which had besn in session for two and a half hours, broke up at 1.30 p.m. Sir Robert Borden was one of the last to leave the caucus. Coming out smiling, he announced that the committee had been appointed to make the statement for the press. The committee, he said, included J. E. Armstrong, chairman of the caucus, Senator Btafn, Senator McLennan and W. F. Nickel of Kingston. The committee remained in session for some time longer with the purpose of preparing what Senator McLennan described as "a preliminary" statement for the press. Shortly before 2 o'clock they gave out the following statement: Sir Robert Borden announced that as the outcome of the recent negotiations he had received from the spokesmen of the western Liberals with whom he had been in conference, notification that they were prepared to enter a union government of which Sir Robert should be a member, but that they dnsmed another leader necessary. Of four names put forward in this connection one was now present, Sir George Foster. Sir Rofiert offered to vacate the premiership in favor of Sir George who should assume the leadership of the union government which Sir George stated he was not prepared to undertake this responsibility, but he felt that 8lr Robert was essential as premier of Can-tdt to prosecute the, war to the utmost. All those present enthusiastically endorsed this view, members pledging themselves to continue In loyal support of Sir Robert Borden and to co-operate with him In efforts to secure a government embracing all the elements favorable to a vigorous war policy. Beef Likely to Be Cheaper as Result of Rhondda's Action in Britain MARKETS October oats............... 63 October flax. .............. . 326 WEATHER High .......... Low .......... Forecast-Fsir 81 44 and warmer. Toronto, Ont., Aug. 29.-At tho directors' luncheon at the National Exhibition yesterday Food Controller llanna made some important statements on the food situation. Cold storage, ho said, was essential to the proper distribution of commodities when properly administered and organized, and ho added: "Tho day may como when tho institutions will be listed among tho groat public utilities and will bo built and operated as such." Regarding tho price of bread, ho said that they had not fixed the price of tho loaf of bread but the investigation that had been hold at Ottawa, during the last six or eight months had shown that in the larger cities and towns tlio price of bread is not out of. proportion to the price of flour. How-over ho hoped that with the utmost' co-operation with the .fjod controller at Washington, it. would result, in a fair regulation In the prico of whout, flour and bread. Tho question had been raised ot tho advisability of insisting 'on whole wheat, flour. Thoy had had a moet-ing at Ottawa, at which tho millers and the Grain Commissioners were present and the conclusion conio to wus that it would bo a wholly unnecessary sacrifice where Canada to lowor tho high sUjidurd of her Hour output and' to loso tho reputation which her flour hits made, in tho markets of tho world. Tho killing of veals and lamhs had also been strongly opposed In certain quarters. There wero two sides to the question. Thoy had therefore appointed a committee of representative-men to deal with the Canadian interests. As to the prices of meat, cheaper meat after September in England had boon promised Lord Rhondda. If. was expected * that beef would bo twelve cents r, pound cheaper before Christmas. objections to premature peace, the note indicates that it would result in the abandonment of now-born Russia to intrigue, manifold subtle interference and a certain countor revolution wliich would bo attempted by all malign iniiuenc.es to which the German government lias of late accustomed the world. Note Sent Last Night Washington, Aug. 28.-President Wilson has rejected the Pope's peace proposals in n note dispatched last night and mado public here tonight. The president said that while every | heart not blinded and hardened by the ] terrible war must be touched by the moving appeal of His Holiness, it would be folly to take, the path of peace he points out. If it does not in fact lead to the goal ho proposes, to deal with such a power as the present rulers of Germany upon Pope Benedict's plan, declared the president, would involvo a recuperation of the strength and renewal of tho world dominion of that power, now balked but not defeated after sweeping a continent with the blood of innocent women and children as well as of soldiers. Permanent peace must be based upon the faith of all the peoples and upon justice and fairness and the common rights of mankind, ho adds, and "wo cannot take the word^of tho present rulers of Germany as a guarantee of anything that is to endure unless explicitly supported by such conclusive evidonce of the will and purpose of tho German people themselves as tho other peoples of tho world would be justified in accepting." London. Aug. 20.-"During the night we carried out successful raids north east of Gouzeaucourt and southwest of Hulluch and captured a few prisoners,'' says today's official announcement. "Southeast of Langemarck our troops cleared up a strong point in which an enemy party was holding out immediately in front of our line." Rains Delay Fight. Ixmdon, Aug. 2ft.-t Via neuter's Ottawa Agency).-Renter's correspondent at lirltish Headquarters reported last night that heavy rain und furious wind was hampering operations. Notwithstanding tho rain tho Germans twice on Monday night attacked tho line astride the YpreB-, Menin road, coming In big waves of assault through the Inverness Copse. Both attempts woro broken up and the attackers were heavily punished. German Claim. Berlin, Aug. 29, via London.- German counter-attacks yesterday drove the British from tho indentation they had made In the German positions northeast ot Freznberg, on the Flanders front, Army Headquarters announced today. Fight in the Mud. With the British Armies in Franca and Belgium, August 28th.- (By the Associated Press).-The British attack late yesterday southeast of Langemarck, astride the St. Julian-Poelcapelle Road, has developed into a success notwithstanding the almost' impossible weather conditions under which the troops made the assault. A number of Btrong German redoubts were occupied, and the line was pushed forward to a depth over a front ot some 2,000 yards. An offensive was launched at two: o'clock in the afternoon amid a. heavy rain which added to the freshet of the already swollen Steinbeck and Han-nebeke River3, which had turned tho surrounding country into bogs. Into this marshland, studded with concrete machine gun redoubts the British .plunged after the artillery had conducted a heavy bombardment and laid down a barrage. Particularly vicious fighting developed near' the Springfield and Vancouver farms, two Gorman strongholds northeast of St. Julien. Despite heavy machine gun fire the British pushed forward here, driving back the Wurttemburgers who had been sent up from Roulers to hold the German advanced posts. Today the battle along the section attacked yesterday had subsided Into a state of comparative calm. A great storm, accompanied by rain was sweeping, too. The gale reached a velocity which uprooted trees at many places. Two determined counter-attacks were delivered by the Germans against the British in the neighborhood of Inverness Copse last night, but in each instance the attacking forces were thrown back. The enemy artillery was very active in the early night on the British left flank,, next to the French. The Germans put down a heavy barrage, but no infantry action followed. Another Russian Retreat. Petrograd, August 29.-A Russian division abandoned its position in the region of Fokshani on the Rumanian front, and fled in disorder, the war office announces. Tho statement says the enemy con� tinned to advance all day yesterday on the southern Rumanian front. The Coal Output of Alberta is Much Behind Figures for 1916 According to the quarterly report of the Albert* Mines Branch for the period April 1st to June 30th, there woro 41(j',Si.'i tons of all kinds of coal, lignite, bituminous and anthracite, mined during the quarter, an average of about 4000 men being employed. Tliis was during the strike period, the number of men falling off from G377 in March to 2091 In Tune, and these working only part time. >- From the lignite mines, of which Lethbridgo is the centre and leader in output, there were � mined during April 81100 tons, May 50,592 and June 86,887, The June figures are ujk because of the heavy output In; the Drumheller field, which was. not affected by the strike. In April Leth-bridge mined 24,433 tons, Drumheller 10,730. In May Lethbridgo mined 0,434 and Drumheller 15,886, while in June Lethbrldge dropped to 5,476 tons whilo Drumheller rose to 31,997, an unprecedented figure for that field, i The number ot men employed in the Lethbrldge mines In April was 10-17, May 5C0 and June 299, while in Drumheller the number was 441 in April, 48J, in May and 616 in June, showing that a large number of miners migrated to the working field* during the strike. In the bituminous field the strike had an even greater effect. In the Crows Nest camps the April output was 43,578 while In May It dropped to 2714 and in June to 330S teas. The provincial output of steam coal drop* ped from 119,114 tons in Aprfl to 17,-892 In June. In the anthracite nines at Banff the output dropped from 11,387 in April to nothing in either May or June. Last year the province produced 4,400,000 tons of coal. Had a strike been averted this year the outlook was good for an output of 6,000,000 tons. As It is. the strike during April, May and June will make It almost Impossible to produce as much coal as In ,1916. though the dally output �1 present Is steadily climbing. ..... 17356850 ;