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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LKTIIl'.lUIX'.E. ALBKKTA. TIFrRSDAY. JCLY /i, tOi 7 NTMBER 173 o---- Want 500,000 Men to Complete Army For Sir Wm. Robertson TAKING MEN FROM SOME OF INDUSTRIES Mjij Have to Raise Age Limit If This Last Attempt Fails London, July 5.--The result of England'a groat spring "combine out" to nifso (lie army of 500,0011 for Sir Williiim Robertson is eagerly awaited. Absolute secrecy lias surrounded tho details of the nation's latest effort to procure men. Whether tho full complement of 5110,000 has boon obtained will not bo known until tho official announcement, tint It is certain that several hundred thousand of thoKO heretofore exempted have been drafted. The "comb out" plan started with tho withdrawal of many men from formerly "protected" occupations, chiefly munitions fact odor, where older men from less essential trades took places. Higid search for slackers was also Instituted. I'opnlar sentiment throughout Kng-land has supported the "comb out." This is almost England's last sweep of her manhood. If it has failed, or if still more men are required, one of two things is inevitable, the raising of (lie age limit, or the withdrawal of men essential to industry. DANK CLEARINGS. This week This week Increase ____ .,.....17.11/!*.-) last yoar . -102,0X0 r>8 per cent. GKKMAft MON I'MKNT lis FOLKSTO?*.' 5-: SCEN E OF ISECKNT 4? �zt City Authorities Will Have New Quarters By End of Next Week About a week from next Mayor llardle and the city siouers will be "at home" to Monday rommis-liio f>on- L W ON SCH LAND MONEY Winnipeg, July 4.-Tho Dominion povei'nment has agreed to an application made by the Manitoba government to ]Hiy live instead of three per cent, interest, on school land moneys. This announcement was made today by Hon. Edward Brown. This means in brief, that the revenue of Manitoba is now increased approximately SSO.nno a year-an additional two per cent, being Riven on it four million dollar investment. This additional money will be put into school improvements. It is confidently expected that the Dominion government will accord the same treatment to the other western provinces. pie of Lethbridge in their new city hall quarters in tho Chinook club building. Tho mayor announced this mornini; that they expected to ue moved uy July lGtli. At present a vault is being built in the new quarters l'roui which the Chinook club has removed all it:; furniture. Tlie strangers' room is lining luted up for the city clerk. The mayor will have his ollices iu the reading room which will also do duty as a council chamber. The police will have as their quarters the room formerly occupied as the* "bar" with cells in the basement. The now wing will be used us the general oflk-es fin' the. accounting and assessment departments. Commissioners Graco and Freeman will likely bo located upstairs. The building is to be fitted up with some degree of permanency for tho lenue is for five years and the mayor hopes that at the end of that time the city will purchaao it outright. At least bo hopes thai, the growth of Hie city by that time will wiiiTiiiit. uie i>urc.Jiuis.u. ;� ~-,V.$.:;. >1L A V s- Jl;-. NO. 3 MINE TO OPEN. (t -'' mi.' t*y_______________ This is n picture of a monr.nient raised in Folltstone to 150 (ionium sailors who were lost i some years ago, and buried here with full military honors in the same cemetery in which the vii air assassins, little, children and women, were laid to rest, the other day following an air -1ign on for tomorrow. Huns Look For Drive At Arras -British Win on Belgian Front PI uL r L Many Towns in'South Will Pass Million Bushel Mark in Shipments of Grain Deny in Berlin the Reports That! Americans Are on Way to Front Once again Southern Alberta will produce more "millionaire" towns than any other part of the west. Kec-onls of the shipments to date gathered from various sources by tin! Herald show that, with two months still to ship, there are five towns which havi- sent out more than l.11"!),-niMi bush.' Is of wheat, while several others will hit Iliat in ark bcio/fv. the If 10 crop is out. of :'ie country. Honors to date lie betwcui and liow Island. How Island leading wiieat shipping point, with about 1,500,000 bushels. Vulcan had not shipped so much wheat by nearly half a million bushels, but. she had shipped over lion.onii bushels of oats and other gra.'us and leads all points in the south m the volume of grain shipped with more than l.ilno,-iiuti bushels, having equalled to date the record made by Barons with the l'.il,r> crop. Barons and ('.irmim.'ay are other Ahiersydo branch to Vulcan 1 points along the is the ship nioro than wheat in the past, ten months, while. ( laresholm i. the fifth point in the south whose wheat shipments exceed the million mark. In 1'.' 1 r� shipments from the I.eth-i bridge division were in excess of "S,-'eeit.niio bushels. Hp to the present, j liic shipments of tlte liHi! crop from ! the l.ethbridge railway district are i close to the "o.iiln.odil murk and pros-lent indications are that when the fin-; a! returns are received on September j 1st. the figures will not. be far behind I,llu0,ii00 bushels of I those of a year ago. I | Amsterdam. July r>.-A Berlin rtis-! patch to tho liusseldorf Anzetger jsays leading circles there are firmly I convinced there is little or no truth i in the reports of tho landing of large I American forces in France. The mes-jsage says only a small American contingent lias landed and Is now "being | taken around there for show pnr-' poses to revive French courage," and ; declares that the reports regarding l ;h" Americans are spread in a way 'intended to cause "/''�easiness in (icr-! many and among her allies, j "Iterlln official quarters." the dis-! patch adds, "maintain the belief that j there is no American danger within a I measurable time." m CLOSE Tl 16 GERMAN EXPORT BAN I II TO St. John, N.B.. July ~>.-In the thick fog which enshrouded Fort. Howe Magazine last night. Lance Corp. W. S. Iliimm, in charge of the guard there, approached Private Arsenault, r.ontry, in a skylarking spirit, and disobeyed tlio halt order, lie ran away, calling out, "You can't get mo now." Arsenault, not knowing him, tired, and be fell mortally wounded. Ho died early today. Arsenault is under arrest, llamni exonerated him. (Special to the Ilcvalti; Magralb, July 5.-The last of It. XV. llraiisnaw's clip of wool was loaded on thu cars at Bratlshaw siding today, comprising 4 carloads. The clip was disposed of to Lewis and Hatch, who are turning it over to a Statos firm to be shipped to Boston. Tho price which is tho best that, has been received in the south thus far netted 5S and 60c according to the grades. Mr. li'radshaw's wool has always commanded a higher than ordinary price, on account of the fine quality of the wool. Most of tho wool in tho south is being shipped east to be sold. Tho sheep business is paying hotter than a gold mino, especially for those who have owned their Uoclts since the outbreak of the v.'nr, and has added an enormouB amount of wealth to tho Magrath district. Provincial Troops Are Mobilizing io March On Pekin to Oppose Revolution Copenhagen. July �! - The prospect! for a Cermaii export bank to ic-'sist i in the restoration of trade relations j with Ccn'ral and Sci'h America and to promote export iivt!" generally was launched at a big meeting" of trade organizations and Latin-American export, houses at Hamburg Monday. The bank .will establish brandies abroad, particularly at important 'centres: West Indies, 1-Jnst Africa, and Australia. Where Gorman hank representation is now inadequate Hie export bank will assist German import houses by granting a lino of credit on acceptances. r hi Tien Tsin. July .'.-A military clash in China is imminent. The troops of i Pekin are showing signs of opposition to General Chang llsun's dictatorship under the guise of monarch. At the stime time the troops of Tsao Kun. tho military governor of the province of Chi Li, are mobilizing and preparing to proceed to Pekin. Tsao Kun'a action followed an ultimatum sent to General Chang llsun giving him "4 hours to withdraw the troops from Pekin. General Chang llsun took no notice of the demand. The executions and imprisonment of prominent, officials havo resulted from the disturbed state of affairs. Treachery and opposition to tho Manchu restoration are given an reasons for this action. Among those imprisoned was Wang Shi Chin, minister of war under the republic. Executions already number nine, among tho most, prominent being Prince Pu Luno, chairman of the council of stato. GREAT MORAL EFFECT Division on Main Motion For Second Reading Will Not Come Today Heavy Rains Fell in Sonic Parts of South Yeste -Hy-Others Got Rain . ici'ore BOMBARD AZORES PORT. London, July 4.-A German 'submarine has bombarded a port in the Azores. 9o far as known no damage was done by I ho gunfire , Mitt* 44 Y" By-Law Carries, Institution Is Now On a Better Footing SITUATION SOUTH OF' DIXMUDE On the map the battle lino botwoon T2 against; totals, 212 for, 117 against. The passage of (ho toy-law does away with the uncomfortable �ossi-blllty, in fact, the probability, that the directors would havo hnd to throw up their hands, In which ense tho building would have been thrown upon tho city, tho sinking fund would buvo been the loser by ?4(!,000, tho amount loaned some years ago to tho Institution, and tho city would havo been without a Y. M, C. A. Tho pHSsngo of the by-law, how-over, means that the city will iRaue debentures to tho amount, stated in the bylaw, tho sum owing will bo paid back in cash to the sinking fund, which in in need of tho mousy, thu city will lease tho building to tho present tenants, tho Y. M. 0. A., at an annual rental sufficient to pay off tho dohontures as they come due, and tho institution will bo kept going. This is very satisfactory to tho ratepayers, as it means not one cent in additional taxes to thorn ho Ioiik as tho rentals stipulated in tho by-law iiro mot. by tho Y. �M. C. A., while at. tho sntno timo It means that tho money loaned from tho sinking fund I will bo paid buck, and tho city will not be tho loser, as it would have been had the by-law not carried, and tho necessary debentures not authorized. Tho directors could not have continued the institution any longer had the bylaw not carried and tho city-would havo been forced to foreclose (he mortgage, am! tako a practically useless building (for their purposes) back on their hands. This would have meant not only tho loss of the money loaned from tho sinking fund, but also many logal costs connected tho foreclosure. I'nder the bylaw just passed tho city will bo under no oxpouso whatever, tho shilling fund wjll got Hie cash from tho salo of tho debentures, tho Y. M. (I. A. itself will pay off the debentures as they come due, and tho ratepayers will be better off all round as a re-milt The Impression prevailod that tho passage! of the, bylaw would have mount an additional tax rate, but the reverse is tho ease, as has been explained above. Under the iigreemont as it now stands, tho city will have direct representation on tho board of directors, probably one of the city commissioners, If tho institution continues with tho financial success that, has characterized its progress within the past year, thoro will bo no difficulty in mooting tho annual rentnls. Now that u definite agreement has beon reached, it wilt bo liosaiblo to solicit subscriptions for tho institution, as b. tore thoro was a great doal of unco; tnlnty. Southern Alberta i , are safe for another two weeks ... least, according to the weather map of the past. 24 hours. Practically all points which did not receive rain during the blK storm of Tuesday received anything from showers to downpours yesterday afternoon and last night. Purple SpriiiKs broke the record With four hours hard rain during which time two inches of rain fell. How Island also Rot showers, as did Grassy Lako and other points a!oiijj tho line. Warner received the heaviest rain in the district south of the city yesterday 'afternoon, rain falling for two hours in a steady downpour. Coutts, Milk River and Now Dayton also got rain. Along the Foremost branch (hero was a storm at. Pukowki which carried hall but little damage to stand-in;; crops is reported. Manyborries received about an hour's rain. Stirlin also received showers. North of the city tho heaviest rain of the day was at. Claresholm, whet if poured. Ahiersydo had rain in the afternoon and Vulcan a heavy shower In tho morning. Along the Cardston branch light rains were recorded at all points. Tho rains of tho past two days have Kivon all districts which wore in need of rains a good soaking. The weather is now broken and plenty of rain may be expected in the next month. Willi tho largest acreage in the history of the district and Ottawa, July 7>.-There is a possibility that, while tiie (wo amendments to the military service bill will be disposed of today, the vole on the second reading may not be taken. Mr. L'arrede. of Uerthior, sponsor for the six months hoist, sub-amendment, and his supporters, are said to be considering the n'^.'ing of another amendment Io the main motion after the first two divisions are taken, calling for tlie. submission of the question to the people in a general election. Should such amendment he moved, it will cause further discussion on the principle of the bill. The purlimeiitavy experts te;'.ay are figurine; on the probable sb.c of tho majority against the referendum amendment, proposed by Sir Wilfrid l.anrler. ic'finite forecast is impossible but. the general opinion is that ' the amendment will ho defeated by ! upward of Id. When the final vote Ion the second reading; is taken the ! majority in favor of the measure is | likely to ho around GO. London. July lb-Lord Derby, secretary of war. in a statement, to the Associated Press, says: "The arrival in Prance of the troops of the I'nited States io take their place by I he side of the Kronen', Belgian and British troops is an event of tho lirsl importance. The moral effect of this reinforcement, will'he far-reaching, as the accession of a groat army, of which litis i.i the vanguard, enthusiastic ' for the restoration of peace and liberty throughout the world, will he welcome to all lighting for the sacred cause on French and Belgian soil. "The promptitude with which our kinsmen acro'-.s the Atlantic have given effect to their pledges of co-operation is no suprise to us, who knew their energy and resourcefulness. But it. is an earnest of their (leterniiniUion to hasten the victory which will reward our united efforts, and therefore moves us deeply." MAKE ADVANCE ON (100-YARD FRONT. Russians Repulse Revere Alls* trian Attacks On Galician Front Pelrograd. July f>.-Austro-German forces in Gallcla yesterday attacked the Russian advance posts east of Itrzozany but were driven oft by Russian arti!!�ry tire, the war office announced today. Expect British Drive Copenhagen, July r>.-Lieutenant. General Von Stein, Prussian minister of war and state, told a committee ol the German Helchslag yesterday,. ac> i cording to dispatches reaching here,' ! that a further British offensive waa ': expected north of Arras. | British Attack In Belgium I London. July 5.-The British made l an attack last, night, southwest of ; llollelieke, in Belgium, near tho Yprea | canal. Today's official statement says I the British line was advanced on a '. front of 000 yards. i The announcement follows: "South-. i west of Hollebeke we advanced our line.-' slightly on a front at GOO yards. i Last, night we carried out. successful i raids in Die vicinity of Wieltje and Nieuport and captured several prisoners." , Artillery Active Paris. July 5.-Today's official statement reports heavy artillery fighting near Moronvilliers, in Champagne,and-IIill 3H4, on tlie Verdun front. Bomb Hurt Bases London, July f>.-On Tuesday night bombing attacks were carried out by Hie naval air service on the airdromes of Ghistelles, Nieumunster, and also, on the seaplane sheds and train at' '/aaren, says an admiralty announcement today. "Several tons of bombs were dropped. All machines returned safely." ; .. I TROUBLES IN CHINA. | Shanghai, July 4.-It is generally i believed hero that (he navy will snp-i port the republicans while tho local (military and civil authorities are also ; proclaiming tho republic and oppos-' iniv tho monarchy, but this may be i for Die purpose of preserving the 'peace in Shanghai. II is believed Die 'restoration plans are deeply laid and ;th:\t. tl-" military governors are really j supporting the reaction. !TO BE CLOSED FOLLOWING TODAY No Shipments Can Be Received In More Than Stated Small Amounts BRITISH SHELLS MAKE HELL FOR GERMANS present favorable weather, there Is every outlook that, wbilo the yields will not prove as high as In l'.n.r>, the total volume of grain to bo shipped from the Lethbridgo railway district will bo tho highest on record. London, via Router's Ottawa Agency. July 4.--Pouter's correspondent at the front gives extracts from n Germtui lettor found at .Messlnes ridge, dated from "A Shell Hole in Hell." It vividly depicts tho feeling the i of tlie German troops. (From Our Own Oorro.spomSent) Mnjfrath. July 5.- If present plans mature .satisfactorily, Magralb will have a stampede during fair time, Aug. 10-11. Raymond Knight, Southern Alberta's greatest enthusiast along this line, will manage the event. Mr. Knight has had a great deal of experience with stampedes, and has offered to do anything in his power Io male it n grand .success, offering Die use.of lot) pole panels used at tho Raymond stampede, and iv band of horses. The directors of the Agricultural Society met with the city fathers last evening to feel of their pulse' in regard to the matter, and incidentally ask for a few hundred for financial eivouragement. The council voted them the sum of $500.00, and ex-Mayor Ririe generously offered fo give them another $500.00 if they mado over .51000.00 at the stampede which would (dear the society from debt. Tho details will be worked out later, but special trains will be arranged, for to carry tho crowds to the Garden City, during the event. Edmonton, July 5.-Prohibition ua-der the amended act is in full force in Alherth today. The nuw amendments to the liquor act wera scheduled for July 1, but three days of grace were given In which dealers and msll order bouses were allowed tho opportunity to close up business, and beginning with today, the new regulations are effective in toto. Under tho amended act. as, now in force, it is not permissible for any person in Alberta to keep liquor on promises of any kind, In excess of one quart of spirits and two gallons of malt. This automatically rules out everything in the way of warehouses and commission Jjrms and 8everal establishments in the city that wero doing business under the former system have closed their doors accordingly. It is also a provision of the new act that there shall bo no advertising of any description in tho interests of any kind of liquor. This applies not only to newspaper advertising, but to display of electric signs, bill posting or circular!:-ug by mall, expressly stipulating that thero shall be no attempt to advertise liquor within the province in any way or form. TROUBLES IN JAPAN MARKETS Spot wheat ................. 22G Local-track wheat .......... 203 October wheat .............. 193^? Local track oatc ............ 64''H October oats ................ 62'/a October flax ................ 252;/4 WEATHER High ....................... 75 ow ......................... 42 Forecast- Fair and nuNlerately warm. Two Weeks Under Shell Fire "We have been for 14 days under a hellish fire day and night," writes the German. "We crouch together in boles, waiting our doom, with the dead piled up here. "All night, we lie. wilh gas masks on, or. the Uritiflh lire gas shells. "Hundredweights of aerial torpedoes thrown at. us make trench work impossible. So far our division, composed of three regiments, has lost S,-400 men in barely three months. Quite Helpless Against British "Wo are quite helpless against tho Hrltish. We cannot sit or lie down. These big British shells would hreak the heart of a lion. Our artillery dare l'ot fire in the day time, owing to tho groat activity of the British airmen. Wo all hope to bo taken prisoner; i otherwise wo shall go uiud." * Tokio. June :W (Delayed).-The house of representatives in a turbulent session today rejected with a majority of 110 a resolution of lack of confidence in the government. Yukio Ozalii, leader of the constitutional party, made the principal attack on the government's foreign policy, especially as regards China, lie declared the United States stole a march on Japan by sending to China the note in regard to the restoration of tranquility. The foreign ollice, ho said, sought unsuccessfully to excilo public opinion and conceui its own failure by making statements in seini-oirichil organs. PRIVILEGES FOR U. S. TROOPS IN FRANCE. Paris, July 4.-The. Official Journal publishes a decree granting American soldiers and sailors In FraiHie tho same postal privileges as are enjoyed by the French military. Tho letters of tho Americans will be carried free and money orders up to f>0 francs will bo issued to them without any commission chnrije* ' Winnipeg, July .-At a meeting of the University board of governors, held yesterday afternoon, tho'following resolution was proposed and held over for consideration at a later meeting: "Resolved, that until further order of the board, no unmarried male student who has attained tho ago of 20 years will be permitted either to attend the lectures or to tako the examinations of the university, unless -he furnishes to the. board satisfactory reasons why he has not enlisted tor active service." - '� THRONE TO MUSEUM Copenhagen.' July ' 4.-According: to"',: a press dispiitehifron) He'.sitigfor* the Finnish throne ot- tho late Huu|n:| dynasty has been placed ill thQ MA|t#>. al museum there. - ' , ;