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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta JferaH ^VOLUME X. LKTHBKIDGK, ALBIiRTA, FHIDAY, AUGUST .'�, 1917 NUMBER 222 TO CALL OUT FIRST CLASS CONSCRIPTIONISTS RESULT BULLETINS RU88IANS FAIL. Berlin, Aug. 31, via London.- Operations undertaken by the Russians yesterday at Narocz Lake, sixty mile* southeast of Dvlnsk, recited unsuccessfully for them, aaya today's official re-port from the eastern front. President's Action Expected to Reduce Price of Bread In U. S. to 5 Cents SAME ACTION MAY BE TAKEN IN CANADA GERMAN CLAIM. Berlin, Aug. 31, via London.- A portion of ground recently gained by the British south of Le Catelet has been captured by the Germans, the war office announces. "ANT!" ARRESTED ALLEGED TO BE TO FIX PRICE HERE. Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 31.-A meeting-of the full board of the board of grain supervisors for Canada will be held in Winnipeg Thursday, Sept. 6, to fix prices and policy for the 1917 crop. Local Prices With the fixing of the prico of wheat tt $2.20 Chicago, tho price tor western Canada wheat Is practically Bure to be $2.20 at Fort William. TIiIr Is a drop of 20 cents a bushel. However, the price of $2.40 will prevail till September 10th, anil many who are now threshing will rush their grain to the terminal'.; before that date. With wheat at $2.20, Southern Alberta fanners will get about $2.05 nett. This is the price at which idIIIb here will buy their No. 1 wheat. On that basis the price of (lour should not be over $5.75 as against the prevailing prico of SC.50 now. Flour at present is retailing at about $7 in LethHrlilge. Reduce Bread Price Washington, Aug. 31.-A reduction Jn the prico of broad is in sight today aH a result of the fixing of $2.20 as the price per bushel of 1917 wheat crop. A licensing system for flour and bread dealers soon will be put Into effect and although it does not extend to tho small dealer, tho food administration Is expected to find a way to hold down bread prices. Members of the prico fixing committee are agreed that the price of $2.20 will p'ormit of a fourteen ounce loaf of' bread for ftvo-cents, allowing'a fair' profit to both flour manufacturer and baker. The wheat price was announced by President Wilson last night after the committee headed by Dr. Harry A. Garfield completed its throe day deliberations. During the last' 10 years the highest average prico paid to producers for wheat was the June 1 price, 3917, practically $2.49 a bushel. Up to the present time tho price has ranged between a minimum of 7G cents paid in December, 1912, to the above maximum. Fix Price at $2.20 Washington, Aug. ISO.-Tho price of No. 1 Northern spring wheat was fixed at $2.20 a bushel at Chicago for tho 1917 crop today by the wheat price committee, headed by H. A. Garfield, whoso findings, reached after three days deliberation, were submitted to and approved by President Wilson tonight. Labor representatives on tiio committee voted first for $1.84 and the farmers for $2.50. Alter long discussion, the compromise at $2.20 was approved unanimously. The price differentials worked out by the food administration tonight are: No. 1 dark, hard winter, |2.24; hard winter basic, $2.20; red winter basic $2,20; yollow bard winter, $2.1l>; soft red winter, $2.18; dark northern spring, $2.24; red spring, $2.18; humpback, $2.10; amber durum $2.24; durum basic, $2.20; red durum, $2.13; rod walla, $2.13; hard wheat basic, $2.20; soft white, $2.18; white club, $2.16. No. 2 of each grade is three cents  lower; No. 3, six cents less; No. 4, 10 cents less. Relative market bases-Chicago, Galveston, New Orleans, basic. Kansas City and Omaha, five cents less than basic; Duhith and Minneapolis, three cents less; St. Louis two cents less; New York, 10 cents more than basic; Baltimore and Philadelphia, nine cents moro; buffalo, five cents moro. The basic grades are No. 1 hard winter, red winter and northern spring. ITALIAN FRONT. Rome, Aug. 31.-Heavy fight-inn continues on the Bainsizza and Carso Plateaus, the war office reports. Advantages were gained on the Smotne San Gab-riele and in Brestovizza Valley and that 636 more prisoners were taken. London, Aug, 31.-Repulse of a German . raid on the front below Lens is reported in totfayjs .official communication. --Trie statement follows: "Weather is unsettled. During the night the enemy heavily shelled our forward positions near Arleux-En-Gohelle (five miles south-east of Lena-and at an early hour this morning attempted to raid our lines. The German troops were repulsed completely." FRENCH REPORT Paris, Aug. 31.-West of Cerny a German patrol which attempted to approach our lines was.repulsed by our fire, saya today's official statement. "There was active artillery fighting on both banks of the Meuse in Alsace. An enemy attack south of Hartmannaweiler-kopf was repulsed completely. There is nothing to report from the remainder of the front. OF VEGETABLES Food Experts Take Up Matter of Marketing Produce at Low Cart Ottawa, Aug. 31.-Experts all over the Dominion have l>eeu selected by the food controller to,cooperate with the food distribution bureau to secure the marketing of this year's crops of fruit and vegetables at- the lowest possible prices to the consumer while giving fair returns to tho producer. Tho committee which is today in session at the food controller's office consists of P. M. Black, public utilities commission chairman, Calgary; Prof. M. Gumming, deputy minister of agriculture, Nova Scotia, and principal of the Nova Scotia agricultural college, Truro, N. S.; D. Johnson, fruit commissioner, Ottawa; C. W. Baxter, chief fruit inspector, Ottawa; It. Robertson of the Robertson Morris and company, fruit brokers, Vancouver ; George Spencer, railway commissioner, Ottawa; J. R. Hastings, secretary-treasurer fruit growers association, Winona, Ont.; P. H. Grindley, fruit commissioner's staff, Ottawa, Secretary. Taken By Police On Suspicion of Having Aided In Dynamiting Graham's House KEPT !N HIDING BY THE POLICE A Trial Shipment Via Panama Ottawa, Ont, Aug. 31.-A trial shipment of western grain via the Panama Canal is to be made during the first week of September as a result of efforts by H. H. Stevens, member for Vancouver. Arrangements have been made to send one hundred thousand bush- els of grain to Vancouver at once. This grain will be loaded onto a vessel at once. Shipment Is expected to demonstrate the suitability of the canal route for the shipment of wheat produced on the prairies to the European markets. Great Allied Victory Now Would Precipitate Serious Political Crisis in Germany Montreal, Aug. 31.-Elie La, who has been prominent In untl-conscrlption meetings hero as president of tho "League Des Constitution-els" is being held by the Dominion police and it is stated that ala arrest, was made in connection with the dynamiting of Lord Atholstan's country home at Cartforville, a few weeks ago. The authorities declined to sav where La Lumiere is being held as tney evidently fear that efforts might be made by his followers to secure his release. It is stated that some thefts of dynamite have been traced to him and rumor has it this morning that he had confessed that ho was one of thoBo who had done tho dynamiting and had also implicated a number of others who would be arrested soon. La Lumiere's brother, in addressing anti-conscription meetings last night told of his "disappearance" the night previous and that he had come to take his place. Further developments are jspected hourly. So far as can be l�arned no arrests were made of anti-conscriptionists who last night made seditious speeches and later smashed pints glass -windows, injured four policemen and shot one man in the arm. Elie La Lumiere appeared before Judge lionet in the police court this morning smiling and apparently unconcerned. Yosterday at the Instance ot his brother Willard, Judge Monet issued a warrant of habeas corpus againBt A. Regimbal of the Dominion immigration sorvice; Chief Campeau of the �Montreal police force. Major Carter of the alien enemies branch, J. M. Gar-antee ot the Thiel Detective Agency and Col. Sherwood of the Dominion police and Detective Giroux. All were required to produce the body of La Lumiere. This morning Alban Germain and Albert Theberg  appeared for La Lumiere and demanded his release on the ground that he was being Illegally detained. Hearing in the case is pet for 2.30 this afternoon. London, August 31.-"if we can gain big and important military victory this autumn- it promptly will precipitate a serious political crisis in Ger-jrovn'y," a high British official said today. "Germany Is neuring exhaustion of her man power, as shown from the fact that a great number of tho prisoners now being captured are under 17% years old. I personally have received a letter from a German boy of this age who said that he was called last spring but exempted then because the medical examiners found he was growing too fast and was not strong enough for service. Otherwise he would have been taken then, indicating that the Germans months ago were taking all thoso of 17 who possibly could bo useful at the front. Conditions latterly are moro serious than they were then. That tho German authorities are greatly con-corned over internal conditions is Bhown in the recent tightening of the frontiers. It now is almost impossible for Germans ro get permission to enter adjacent states or for citizens of neutral states to pass into Germany. During the first year of tho war 200 Germans arrived daily in Den mark. Now four arrive dally. ILL G.R. IN EIGHT DAYS Harvest Help Is Going Out From Here In Satisfactory Numbers More men have been sent out by the provincial labor agency here this year than in any season since the agency was established. The total number is not. known but yesterday J. A. Weir, in charge, sent out 60, and' during the past eight days the total has been 365. Of these 215 availed themselves of the one-cent a mile rate. The demand for threshing gangs is growing. Air. Weir filled six gangs yesterday. The one cent rate 1b off after today but the agency will be kept open In the Board of Trade building for some time yet. N The labor situation is not serious, but there are no more men than are needed. Harvest is being held up owing to the rain which fell yesterday and is again falling today. Pope Much Disappointed Rome, Aug. 31.-It Is stated at the Vatican that Pope Benedict on receipt of President Wilson's reply to his peace proposals did not attempt to conceal his bitter disappointment and that he regards the president's answer as leaving little room for further peace efforts at present. 110 E STERN MEASURES ARE PROMISED AGAINST ANTI-CONSCRIFriONISTS Act Being Enforced .at Once-Regulations Will Be Made Known Shortly-All Exemption Boards Have Now Been Placed-lirst Class of Con-scriptioiiists to Be Called Out Soon. Ottawa, Aug, 31. - Exemption tribunals under the military service act have been pretty well located and the number, upwards of eleven hundred, apportioned as follows: Ontario 427, Quebec 300, Manitoba 93, Saskatchewan 57, Alberta 110, British Columbia 74, New Brunswick 47, Nova Scotia 91, Prince Edward island'15, and the Yukon 2. When the exemption tribunals shall have been con* stituted and a considerable time will be required for details, a proclamation will be issued calling out the men of the first class to service. Accepts Position Vice-President Alberta Advisory Committee on Food Control ALLEGED PRO-GERMAN 18 ARRESTED ? - e London, Aug. 31.-E. D. Mcr- * el, secretary of the union of > democratic control, one of the ? leaders ot the pacifist move- > ment, was arrested today.  Morel's London office and his > home at St. Albans were searched last Saturday by the > police and several packages of  documents were removed from �> his office. He had bean ac- *> cused by several newspapers > of pro-Gormanlam.   G. R. Marnoch, president of the Lethbridge board of trade, has been unanimously proposed for and has accepted the position of vice-chairman of the Alberta branch of tho advisory committee in Canada on food control. Mr. Marnoch was proposed for the vice-chairmanship by the meeting of the Alberta committee held last week In Calgary, and he accepted the position last night by phone to Dr. J. G. nutherford, of the C. P. R. who is chairman of the committee and who Is leaving for the east. This advisory committee >��b absolutely nothing to do with the enforcement of the now regulations regarding food control. The committee merely acts in an advisory capacity to the food controller, and assists'In the propaganda for food conservation In Canada. British Loss Was 59,000 In August London, Aug. 31.-The total of British casualties on all fronts as reported in August is 69,811, divided as follows: .Killed or died of wounds, officers 1,278, men 10,942; wounded or missing, officers 4,122, men' 43,469. L Want Abolition of Political Censorship-Prepared to Take Strenuous Measures Copenhagen, Aug. 31.-Warning that unless the German government heeds the demands of the relchstag for reforms the majority parties will take measures was given before the relchstag main committee Wednesday. Resolutions of the majority Introduced by Dr. Karl Heine, Socialist, demanded lor the fourth or fifth time the aboil Montreal, Aug. 31.-The Gazette's Ottawa correspondent telegraphs that. ,!*,_� j, tho at the I ihernl caucus vesterday tion of P�,tticaI censorship and the at me mineral caucus yesteruuy (,ml(,tI,, ,, iV,a mm(,, Knninnhln morning at the capital the principal business was the position the party was to take witli reference to the appointment of half the members of the board of selection which will choose one member for each primary tribunal undor the military service act. There was strong opposition to any action being taken by the Liberal party which would in any way signify acceptance of the military service act, tho correspondent says, but tin-ally a committee was appointed to consult with Sir Wilfrid Laurier regarding persons to be selected. "Mossrs.- Turriff, Clarke and Champagne, who have supported the government on tho military service act and tho Canadian Northern bill were not invited to the caucus." The correspondent of The Gazette adds, "most of the Liberal conscriptlon-ists attended the caucus but remained only a short time." STIRRING SPECTACLE. Extracts Not Sold by Grocers; Can be Bought From Druggists Goshen, Ind., Aug. 31.-Ministers ot the Monnonlte church of United States, Canada and India, at a Becret conference last night at the annual conference in progress here, adopted the statemont that "the Mennonito cannot conscientiously participate In any phase of war." ���*�4>��� * * ? MONTHLY BANK CLEARJNG8 > % Month of AugusfT...f.4,110,272 t  Same month last year 2,907,669  . 4> o � All lomon, vanilla and other flavoring extracts are off the shelves of the grocery store* in the city today in accordance with instructions iBBued by Inspector Piper ot the Alberta Provincial Police under the amendments to the Liquor Act made at the last session. Henceforth, these extracts will be available only from druggists. It is erroneously believed in many quarters that It will be necessary to present a doctor's prescription in order to, secure these extracts from druggists in the future. Such is not the case. They will be sold by druggists in much the same way as tonic wines are now sold. No prescription will be nocessary, but parties buying more than an ordinary amount will be checked up. -The grocery men ot course do not like the new regulation, but they are not making much fuss about it. It will not Injure their business greatly. As for the druggists, they are of the opinion that tho move Is a fair one though it will not mean much in the way . of business. As one druggist said, there 'is so much red tape in handling alcoholic products over the drug counter that it hardly seemed right that the sale ot extracts should be unrestricted. It takes all the business there is in the line of alcoholic products to make the business worth handling In any event. "There will be no more of this indiscriminate buying ot lemon extract" Bald one drugglBt to the Herald. "You know, that stuff Ir 95 per cent alcohol, and the old soaks have baen carrying a bottle with them, dosing two per cent with it, and making a drink with a kick like a mule, to it, That day is past." . , , ES PROPOSAL VERY UNPOPULAR London, Aug. 31.-The fact that the president of the United States has taken a lead in rejecting the Pope's proposals for peace is expected to give additional moral weight to the replies of the entente allies to the same effect, which will follow immediately to the Vatican. Russia Unfavorable. Stockholm, Aug. 28, via London, Aug. 31-Public sentiment in Russia continues to react unfavorably to the Popn's proposal. According to ^ a Russian official just arrived from Petrograd, the Russian peoples . are convinced that the proposal was "Made in Germany" and suggested to the Pope by Austria. Consequently it was discounted as being entirely in the interests of the Central Powers. New York, Aug. SO.-The spectacle ot 26,000 fighting men marching down Gth Avenue, New York's troops for democracy's battle line in France, stirred this great city to the depths today. The troops, New York state's for-1 Crops mer National Guard, now tfie 27th ' division of the United States army, marched before leaving for their preliminary training at Spartansburg, S. C, so that the city might give them a sendoff worthy of their ultimate mission. Governor Whittman, Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Northcliffe, Major General Bell, Mayor Mitchell, city officials, rear admiral Usher and other navy r^ficers, the mayor's of 50 upstate cities and foreign consuls general, officers ot the allies, reviewed the parade from the balcony ot the Union League Club. limitation of the military censorship to factB connected with the conduct of the war and criticism thereof. This was held to be necessary because it is notorious that the military authorities exercise sweeping political censorship of Jhe German press on the pretense that publications of a political nature may effect the military spirit of the people. Dr. Heine gave the government four weeks until the assembling of the relchstag to mend its ways. Otherwise he said the relchstag majority would be forced to take stops. The government has received some halt dozen ear. lier warnings of a similar nature and its response in the present instance will not be an unfair test of the influence of the present majority in the relchstag. RAINFALL TO DATE ONLY 7.7 Regulations Soon. Ottawa, Aug. 30.-The regulations " to be passed by the cabinet council governing the details of the administration of the military service act -> will, it is expected, be promulgated early next week. The advisory council appointed to advise with the minister of justice in connection with the drafting of the regulation and the administration of the act met today and went over the draft of the regulations by the justice department and made a ( number of suggestions. The council, will meet again tomorrow and wilt probably have the final draft ready tor , submission to the cabinet council on Saturday. Those present at the coun- , cil today were Deputy Minister of Justice Newcombe, Lieut.-Col. Machin, J. H. Moss, KC, of Toronto, and O. M., Biggar of Edmonton. Lieut.-Col. Provost, ot Montreal, who was selected as the Quebec member ot the council, has been prevented from acting' through illness, and his place will probably be taken by Lieut.-Col. L, G. Lorenger, pf Montreal. As far as can be learned the regulations in. regard to exemptions will be broad. The policy of the government �' is to make it clear that agriculturists, mlnerB, fishermen, transportation workers and all others engaged in any essential industry are to be exempted from conscription. The enforcement, of the penalty clauses In the act In regard to summary arrest ot agitators against the proper operation of conscription is likely to produce soma .arrests in the immediate future If speeches and; scenes similar to those*which took place" in Montreal last night are repeated. The Dominion police and the military authorities have been instructed ' to secure evidence in. documentary form, and it Is declared to be ; the intention of the government to stop forthwith the extreme latitude which has been allowed to fomenters of internal strife. Will Arrest Antls. Montreal, Aug. 31.-The anti-conscription meetings such as those ot the past two nights with the ensuing clash between "no conscription panders and police are to he stopped is indicated by a dispatch from Ottawa to the Gazette. The Gazette's correspondent reported that Mayor Mederic Martin, who sb a member ot parliament, was in the capital yesterday,, declared he was going to fat a stop to these meetings just as soon as he gets back to Montreal. "I won't allow them to speak at gatherings, as they have been doing, urging open revolt," said the mayor sternly. "I will give in? structions to the police to stop it. The law must be observed." Regarding Fernand Vllleneuve, who ha a been one of the ring leaders la recent meetings, Mayor Martin 'said he had given instructions to Chief of Police Campeau, to have Vllleneuve arrested should he again, in public, urge the people to revolt. "They are nothing but boys who are creating these disturbances," said the mayor. "They go shouting along the streets, and before you know where you are, a crowd gathers." Amazingly Good This Year In View of Small Amount Moisture BOB 18 PLEASED MARKETS 8pot Wheat................ 220 October Wheat ..............220 Spot Oats ................. W/3 Local Track Oats ........... 65ft October Oats.............., 6ft October Flax .............. 330 WEATHER High .....'.................. * Low ........................ 42 Prtclpttetlon ................. .34 Forecast-