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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta s VOLUME X NEW LIBERAL F. F. Pardee is Chosen Leader-Demand That Govt. Take Action Against Profiteers. - Montreal, July 17.-The Gazette's Ottawa correspondent this morning nay* in part a:i follows: "When Sir Robert Uorden introduced his resolution for the extension of (lie parliamentary term yesterday its reception emphasized the breach in the Liberal ranks. A request from A. K. MacLean of Halifax, a war Liberal, for further delay of its consideration, brought emphatic disclaimers from Hon. Frank Oliver and- Hon. Charles Murphy that Air. MacLean voiced their views. Hon. �William Pugslcy urged immediate consideration. Sir Wilfrid Laurier declared his decision on this question was made, while Dr. Clark, another war Liberal, expressed the hope that the protest of his former chief would not bo permitted to influence the government's decision. Mr. Mac-Lean's request was conceded. "The extension resolution will again conic liei'oie parliament tomorrow. It will he supported by all the government members and most of the war Liberals, ^nit will he oppoHUi! by Sir �Wilfrid Laurier and his supporters in the Liberal party. This opposition will seal the fate of extension legislation, and will make an election necessary this year. With an election assured the demand for such a contest before conscription Is put into effect will lose considerable of its forces. "War Liberals took the first step this morning toward thoroughly dissociating themselves from former party associations. Seventeen of them nipt In caucus and formed a new party, with F. F. Pardee as chairman and spnkcsmnn. Mr. Pardee was nominated for this office by P. B. Carvcll and A. K. MacLoan. The general political situation was discussed and another meeting called for tomorrow." "It is understood that while most of the war Liberals favor an appeal to the country.they support extension and other government legislation during the present session." Paso Resolution. Ottawa. July IT.-At the conclusion of the meeting of the Liberals who supported the military service act, at noon today, the following resolution was adopted, and given out for publication. "Canada's part in the war must continue to absorb the best energies of the country till a full and complete victory of Hie allies is achieved. Thin view is especially dear to all Liberals who from time immemorial have fought for democracy against autocracy and for the national and self-eovernlng rights of small peoples. Canada's own future safety is absolutely involved in such a light. "That we record our unbounded admiration of and our undlschargahle debt to, the 400,000 gallant Canadian soldiers and nurses who have offered and In many cases given their lives ti.r (ho world's freedom. "That we express our appreciation* of the splendid patriotic gifts and service by which our people,at homo, men, women and children, linve done their utmost to emulate the examplo of their sons and brothers in the trenches. "That we endorse all necessary hteps to secure the required number Of men to fill the gaps in tho Canadian ranks without delayi aw anything short of this nmouula to betrayal of the living und tho dead. "That tho organization of the man power of the counIrj\iiiust be accompanied by an lmmodla>e alteration of our system of taxation to meet war time conditions which will ensure that those who do not fight will pay, und pay in proportion to their ability as has been done in the motherland, in othbr British Dominions, in the United States and in othgr allied countries. "That immodlate steps ho taken to eradicate profiteering whether in food-Klul'l's, munitions or other commodities." It Is understood that the question of extension was not considered by the gathering, neither, it is believed, was the question of political union. I GOV!. Petrograd, July 16.-Two demonstrations against the government resulted In the firing of shots In the Mevsky Frospeke at midnight as a yosult of which a numbor of persons were killed or wounded. The firing apparently was tho result of stray Knots which brought on a panic, In which the demonstrators turned rlfftis nnd ruaehine guns on each other. Quiet was restored after' a few mitt utes. The demonstrators wore organized by the Eolshevlkl, the majority group of the uociul democrat party. LETHBIUDGK. ALBERTA. T(,KS�AY, JULY 1?, 1917 ONE LEGGED WAR VETERANS ON THE RUN BUT NOT FROM THE GERMANS NUMBER 1831 LOSS HEAVY ON THS In the photograph, returned Canadian soldiers are competing in a tandem raca for one-logged nun. Tho competitors made a surprisingly good time nnd (he winning team was presented with a handsome silver trophy. The veterans took great enjoyment out of tho program of snorts which was held for their benefit. BRITISH DESTROYERS DISPERSE THREE FLEETS HUN BOATS IN THE NORTH SEA 5  CAPT. L. L. A6QUITH- ..Of Lethbrldge, nominated by Alberta soldiers for the election of two soldier membors for the'. legislature. Capt. Asquith Jeff LetHb'ridge as nn officer in the Kilties, and was afterwards transferred to the Ninth Reserves. HERSELF AT WAR Venizelos Issues Statement That He Will Aid Allies To Fullest Extent Washington, July 1C.-Uncertainty as to Greece's Btatus in the world war was cleared away today with the receipt of official Information that t!:s Greek government not only has severed relations with all four of the central powers, but is actually in a state of war with them. Information has reached the state department that the Greek minister in Paris has notified the French government Greece considers herself a full belligerent, and will act accordingly. Ho wild tt was not necessary to Issue a formal declaration of war, as tho government feels it is bound by the declarations previously issued at Sal-oiiiki by Premier VenizolOB who took, with him to Athens all the responsibilities nnd commitments of tho temporary Saloniki government. London, July 17. - The admiralty announces the capture of four German steamers by British destroyers in the North Sea. Two other Gorman steamers were with the four vessels later captured when the group was, .signalled by the British war craft. All six made for the Dutch coast and two of them reached the shore. These steamers are the Pellworm, Brletzieg, Marie Horn and Heinz Ulumburg. The captured steamers are all Bmall, the largest being the Brietzig, of ],-49B tons gross, owned in Hamburg, the Pellworm, 1,">70 tons gross, also owned In Hamburg; tho Marie Horn. 1,088 tons, is from Schleswlg. and the Hein?. Blumberg, 1.22G tons, is registered from Hamburg. A Renter dispatch from Yniuiden says four ships have been sunk by destroyers in the Nortli Sen, four captured, three stranded and three forced to return to Rotterdam. Since Saturday 17 German steamers have sailed from Rotterdam, three at one time and fourteen at another. On ta>e dispatch of the first group, one, tho Magadelena Ulumwithul, 1.5:lfi tons gross. waB wrecked off Zand voort. Of the second group, owing tc the action of British destroyers, not one vessel was ablo to proceed, eight being captured or sunk, and tne three succeeding in putting buck to Rotterdam. Of the three remaining steamships which were stranded, two were afire. CRISIS IN RUSSIA Three Members of Cabinet Resign When Sharp Disagreement Occurs Petrograd, July 17.-Three members of the cabinet have resigned and a special session of the council of ministers has been convoked to avert a crisis. Their names are A. I. Shingar-off, Minister of Finance; Professor Manuiloff, Minister of Education, and Prince Shakovsky, head of tho department of public aid. The resignations followed a sharp disagreement over questions involving the Ukraine, an extensive region in Russia embracing part of the territories of the old kingdom of Poland. TWO SURVIVORS An Atlantic Port, July 17.-A gunner and a fireman who said they were the only survivors of tho Brtlsh steamer Daleby, which they reported was sunk May 9, by a German U-boat, ware picked up May 30 in a lifeboat by a British steamer which arrived here today, it was reported by her officers. Tho rescue was made,-the officers said, on the trip from this port lo England. The Daleby was u vessel of 3,628 tons gross. Magrath and Raymond will Co-Operate in Stampede Here Lethbrldge has turned ttt fair grounds and buildings over to the agricultural societies of Magrath and Raymond to do with them what they please during three days tome time between the 1,0th and 25th of August. The combination from the south will stage a bis stampede here during that time, and It 1b just possible that both fairs from the two towns may be transferred here as part of the attraction. Buoh was the result of yesterday afternoon's meeting in the Hoard of Trade building when the committees of tho two towns were present, together with about 25 representative Lethbrldge men. Tho stampede will be the big feature of the three day entertainment and nothing, will be spared to make It the host thing of its kind ever held in this part of the province. Lethbrldge citizens are going to co-operate in overy" possible way to make it u success. The matter of accommodations for tho visitors in the way of eating and steeping was turned aver to the board of trade and they, will make It their special business ' to nee that nothing is left undone to cater to the need* of the crowd. And there will be no over-charging as was the case In Medicine Hat. Wheels have been set ln~ motion which will provide against any hold-up of visitors which disgusted so many people'who visited Medicine Hat's blowout. Loth-brldge is going to entertain her visitors and do it royally. Big Central Fair. , Lethbrldge has the promise' of the delegates from both Magrath and Raymond that they will boost for a district fair at Lethbrldge next year, and Messrs. Meeks of Raymond and Marker of Magrath were appointed a special committee to visit G'ardston to uee if the fair society of that town could not be Induced to join with Lethbrldge, Magrath and Raymond in an effort to combino all four fairs into one big fair In Lethbridge that would rival the annual exhibition at Calgary, The meeting expressed the belief that Lethbrldge had the fair grounds and buildings to accommodate such a rair while the district had the produce and the country to draw from to make the exhibition the host In the province. A meeting is to ? * * v * ? ? NECESSARY. ? AS Pekin, July 17.-Premier Tuan has decided that an abdication edict' is unnecessary .. as it would compromise the emperor. Chinese of the southern provinces,, jealous of -hl6 success,' are already endeavoring to weaken his power, asserting ho Intends! to retain the emperor. TO EA Free Press Report Indicates Satisfactory Conditions Throughout the West Two Parties to Have Six Members Each in the New Cabinet St. John's, Newfoundland, July 16.- Premier Morris announced in the assembly this afternoon the formation of a coalition or national government. The colonial cabinet, now comprising nine seats, will be increased to 12 and the government and opposition will have six seats each. Sidney Bland-ford, minister of agriculture, retires, and it is understood will shortly be appointed high sheriff. Charles Emerson, minister without portfolio, retires and becomes registrar of the supreme court. Robert Bishop, minister without portfolio, has withdrawn voluntarily ns a patriotic effort towards solving the difficulty. SEATTLE ST. RY MEN ON STRIKE Seattle, Wash., July 17.-Not a street car was running on the lines of the Puget Sound traction light and power company, In this city at the opening of the business today owing to the strike of 1,600 motormon and conductors of the company tar recognition of the union. The strike was precipitated by the strike of the Tacoma street car men employed by the same company. Tacoma lines were also tied up. NOT SUBSTANTIATED Washington, July 16.-Reports that the activities of the Industrial Workers of the World in the weBt recently had been financed by German gold have, failed-oi substantiation after an exhaustive investigation by ,tho department of justice. (Continued on Vaqm MARKETS Spot wheat ................. 240 Local track wheat .....- .... 219 October wheat............... 200 Local track oats ............. 64% October oatc.............. 64% October flax ................ 286 ~WEATHER "~ High........................... Low. ...................../..... �' i ' Portcait: Fair and very warm, Winnipeg,.July 17.-That conditions in tbe Canadian prairie west, insofar as this year's crops are concerned, are on a par with those at the same time in 10iri when the prairies reaped their record breaking crop, is the feature of the fourth report of the season published this morning by the Manitoba Free Press. From 190 points in the throe provinces heard from it is gathered that. 5 pVr cent, of the crop is in head in Manitoba and Alberta and a little better than & per cent, in Saskatchewan. Apparently all the damage from the heavy frosts and cold wet weather of June has not been fully overcome by recent precipitation. New Name of Royal House London, July 17.-King George at a meeting of the privy council announced the new name of the royal house and family to be the "House of Windsor." OLD SOL SHOWING Hottest Day For Many Moons-Citizens Break For the Mountains C� �> > Tho Hon. L. .1. Vweedle, for- > mer lieutenant-governor, and a > former premier of New Rruns- > wick, died at his home near ? here last, night aged 67 years. ?� of late but his death was not is a lieutenant in a battalion � overseas. ? * > ��. * These are the dos days. These are tho days when the order comes from the man on the desk: "Write a hot weather story." .- The request generally brings the reply. "It's too bloomin' hot." No one disputes tho answer. It Is hot, overhead and underfoot. It Isn't necessary to consult the mercury to ' prove tho claim. The fact Is self evident. Yesterday Lethbrldge was the third hottest place in Canada. No need to mention that Medicine Hat was one of the places that was hotter. Wo were within five degrees of the century mark here. .Medicine Hat was only four degrees from knocking the top off the glasB. And at poor old Nelson, sweltering away in the mountains where we pratr^ folks long to be-It. was IIS In tho shade there. Penticton, also in the valleys among the Rockies, tied with ua for the honors. It was 1)5 there. And for tomorrow-fair, and very warm. Nothing encouraging in that. Old Sol is working overtime. Last winter's gas bills are absolutely forgotten. . .' .� ->> Those who can get away from the grind arc hitting for the mountains, where if there isn't anything else, there are plenty of lakes that come right off the glaciei-B. The water Is cool and one can stay In the water. The business being done in the local ticket office of the C. H, R. Is enormous, the largest ever done at this seuBon of the year. Most of the people are going lo Hie coast, and many of them are making Skagway their destination. Alaska sounds like real money* these days. Business in the ice cream parlors here has passed all bounds. The ice cream manufacturers cannot get enough cream to supply the demand. The parks are patronized as they have not been for years. At Henderson Park, those in charge of the pavilion says that business Is three to one over last year when pleasure seekers only went out between showers. Records show that not since August 1914, has there been a spell, of weather comparable to the present. Cool nights however, save the present situation somewhat. DEMAND FOR CHEESE London, July 16.-A large importer informs the correspondent that there has boon a big demand for Canadian cheese since the government took over tho monopoly of thU commodity. ltaporltMl Lost 350,000 Men in April, May anil .Tunc-Russians Still M;ik� Progress. French Front. .Tune 2?.- (Correi� pomlence of the A. P.)-Severe Inroads have been made on the strength, of the German troops holding the Una on the Franco-British front. During the attack delivered an them in the months of April, May and .June,- ask estimate made on well established averages demonstrates that their losses must approximate 350,000 men. Were Driven Back. '. Paris. July 17.-German troops made a strong attack on the French position near the Teton but were, driven hack, leaving a. number of dead, according to a statement issued today by the war office. Official Statement. Paris. July 17.-The official statement says: "intermittent cannonading took place on tho Aisno front, jiiitc spirited in the regions of Czerny Cavaliers and Courey. "In the Champagne the German* made another serious effort. Their assaulting waves were compelled to return in disorder to their trenches, leaving a number of dead. We main* talned'-our gains of Saturday. "On the left bank of the Meuse our troops this morning made a spirited attnek west of hill K04. All our positions which have remained in the hands of the Germans following the actions of June 2S and 20 w�re entirely reconquered by us We captured prisoners whoso number is not y^t known. "Enemy attacks in the Argonne near Douamont and in the Woevre, near Kegpevllle, were without result.? British Gain Ground. London, July 17.-"We gained ground slightly during the night northwest of Wirnemon," says today's statement of the British war .office. "In the Nieuport section," the communication adds, "one of our raiding �ar"e� encountered a large party "bt 'the'*h'emy ,in front of the German positions. After a "sharp flgh't our troops drove hack .the enemy to their lines and bombarded them in their trenches " Cross River Lomnlca Petrograd. July 17.-The war office announces that Russian troops have abandoned Kalusz in Eastern Gallcia but have. secured the crossing of the Ijomnica river. The Russians drove the enemy from the village, of Novya'. CAP1. ASQUITH IS BY ALinOLOIERS Lethbridge Man Among Nominees For Legislature-Nurse ,  ��>   N .-  GERMAN' AERIAL ATTACKS +  . .--'  Berlin, July 16, via London  July ,17.-"Our aerial squad- on f Ctzal Island. (In the Oult of  Riga)," says an official an-.,*'  nouncement today. "All tho   machines returned safely.'* 023338 12798578 ;