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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETIIBItlDGE. ALBERTA. WKONKSDAY, JULY 18, 1917 NUMBER 185 VARIED FEELING Churchill's Return to Cabinet Not Very Welcome-Give Mew Ones Chance, Say Papers, London, July 17.-Sir Edward Car-�on haa relinquished Ms poBt as first lord of the admiralty and joined the war cabinet without portfolio, according to an official announcement of new ministerial appointments issued this evening. Sir Edward will he succeeded by Sir Eric Campbell Goddes, who has boon diroctor-gonoral ot munitions supply. Winston Spencer Churchill succocds Dr. Christopher Addison as minlRtor of munitions, Dr. Addison becoming a minister without portfolio in charge of reconstruction. Baron Montagu of Benulicu is made secretary of India. One ot the most acceptable appointments as far as the general public Is concerned Is that of Mr. Montagu. He Is one of the very few members of the Asnuith administration, in which ho was minister of munitions, to Join the Lloyd-George ministry. A Mixed Reception London, July 18.-Tho new cabinet appointments get a mixed reception in tho morning newspapers. The majority, however, are indulgent and express tho willlngnes'i to give" the appointees a chance and to judge them by results.s The seloctlon of Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, who has been di-rector-genoral of the munitions supply, to head the British admiralty, arrests a largo share of tho editorial attention. It is described as startling-ly original and bold, but. his record In other posts is amply recognized as a great one. � REPORTED MISSING * J. H. Lobban, Champion; T. > A. Taggart, Plncher Creek; H. Caldcrwood, Maclood, are re- > ported in today's casualty lists : : > �> : : : > > OF CONTROL OF THE Majority House Committee Favor Separate Dept. of Govt. For This Ottawa, July 18.-Although divided on the question of tho authority which should control the agencies operating for the care of returned soldiers the special committee of tho 'commons, presided over by Sir Herbert Ames, oiTers a number of important recommendations In the report which It has presented. f Messrs. McCurdy, MIddleboro, and Sutherland, In the report, declare themselves in favor of vesting control of agencies for the care of the returned men, until actually discharged from service, in the department of militia. Sir Herbert Amos and Messr.s. Pardee, Dennett, Murphy, Marcll and Ross, on the other hand, advocate the transference of control of tho soldier to a new department of the government and. his- treatment thence forward along civilian lines. ARE THE BEST EVER German Crops, Save Potatoes, Are Also Reported to Be Good Paris, July 18.-Tho United States army intelligence department announces that the Rumanian crops are the best ovor, and that 00 to 95 per cent, will be exported to Germany. With the exception of potatoes and fruit, all the German corps are reported to be good. The German fruit crop is small, and it is believed the potato crop will be the poorest since the beginning of the war. DROWNING TRAGEDY. Duluth, July 17.-Two men and two women were drowned in the St. Louis river near the Morgan Park hospital last night in efforts to rescue a girl. She was saved by a boatman after the others sank. EXTENSION VOTE Graham Amendment Rejected by 17 Majority- Extension Motion lias Only 20 Majority. Ottawa, July 17.-At midnight, on a vote of 82 to G2, a government majority of 20, tho resolution praying the Imperial authorities to extend the life of parliament for another year or until October 7, 1918, was adopted after a spirited debate In the commons. The resolution received the support ot six Liberal members, while six government supporters from Quebec voted against it. The Liberals who voted against an election were Dr. Michael Clark, Red Deer; Hugh Guthrio, North Wellington; Dr. Levi Thompson, Qu 'Appelle; Robert Cruise, Dauphin; A. Champagne, North Battleford, and J. G. Turriff, Assinibola. The Bolters The bolters on the government Bide wefc the following six members, all representing Quebec constituencies; Messrs. Patenaude, Girard. Descanies, Iiarrotte, Bellemare and Dr. Paquet. Rejected Amendment Earlier in the evening the house rejected by a majority of 17 an amendment moved by Hon. George P. Graham calling for a postponement of consideration of tho extension proposal until steps had been taken to make provision for the taxation of those best able to pay and also to provide that "the industrial transportation and natural. resource:? of Canada will be organized so as to insure the greatest possible assistance to the empire and the war, and reduce tho cost of the Canadian people.'" When this division,-:which resulted In n vote of 78 to Al'/Uras' taken, Dr. Michael Clark and A. Champagne were the only Liberals to oppose It. Three government supporters, Messrs. Barrett, Bellemare and Dr. Paquet voted for the amendment. The divisions are interpreted as meaning that nn election is certain because Sir Robert Borden, in introducing the resolution, Intimated that in tho event of serious opposition in the house the imperial parliament would not be asked to deal with it. The government leader thought It desirable that the energies of the people should not be diverted from the business of the war by a general election. He declared that the reasons against an election were just as patent today as they were a year ago. The prime minister said he would still like to see formed a fair union of both political parties to carry on the government until the ond of the war. Sir Wilfrid Laurler Sir Wilfrid Laurler did not speak until the evening sitting on the amendment moved by Mr. Graham and the discussion thereon intervening. He said that conditions had changed' in tho past, that many things then unknown had come to light, and that in view of what had occurred in connection with tho Introduction of the conscription bill, the leader of- the government must havo known when he Introduced tho resolution that he could not expect his support lor it. Late in the evening Dr. Michael Clark, in a vigorous speech. Indorsed tho position of the prime minister. Ho expressed keen regret that an election was to take place during the war, and appealed to tho two leaders to make another effort to get together. ^ Hon.- Frank Oliver, In replying to the member for Red Deer, said that war time elections had not been a calamity In the various provinces, an election was necessary, he said, in order to put it up to tho country if they want the present state of affairs in Canada to be continued. W.A. Buchanan Gives Reasons for Voting Against the Extension Owing to the limited debate In tho hous * > OF HUN FLEET This Will Effectually Stop All Hun Attempts to Operate Merchantmen London, July 18.-The allegation of Dutch newspapers that part of Monday's encounter between British destroyers and German merchantmen which were attempting to run the blockade from Rotterdam occurred in Dutch territory water ia generally discredited in naval circles bore. It is obtained that the shoals along the Dutch coast in this district extend so far to son that it is necessary for ships to steer a course well outside the territorial limits. Tho attack is said to have occurred more than four miles from shore. It will bo a source of great satisfaction in all the allied countries if Monday's coup succeeds in putting a halt to the traffic between the Rhine and Hamburg, which has been increasing in recent weeks with groator boldness on the part of the German captains. The British withheld their stroke until the largest flotilla thus far sent by this route was well on its way, and then dealt a quick hard blow. Already it has been announced from Rotterdam that Germany has decided to lay up thirty coal steamers there instead of attempting to run them homo through tho sea lane. San Juan, July 17.-Porto Rica voted for prohibition by a big majority at yesterday's election. With four unimportant towns missing, the returns at 11 o'clock this morning showed 09,-775 votes for and 01,295 against. Fifty-one municipalities voted for the prohibition measure as compared with 21 opposed to it. All the largo cities were strongly on tho dry side. WHITE TO WASHINGTON Ottawa,/ July 17.-Sir Thomas White has gone to Washington, where ho will confer with Secretary McAdoo regarding the general financial situation. MEASURES FOR Grain Men Suggest $1.75 As Fair Price For Wheat Montreal, July 18.-Local millers, members of the Montreal Corn Kx-change and the representatives of the Trades and Labor council, conferred with tho Dominion Grain commission this morning on war measures for tho handling of Canadian grain, particularly wheat. Tho millers representatives, Mrlg.-Gcn. A. R. Labellc, W. A. Clark and \V. \V. Hutchins, contended that there must bo either trading in options or fixed prices. It would glvo the miller protection In financing and in selling. It the trading in options were continued, speculation should be restrained to recognised grain dealers and no business should be taken from such speculators as young men and women clerks as It "was reported had been done in the Winnipeg grain exchange. "If there wore to be fixed prices there should be either a flat price for each grade or maximum and minimum price for each grade, the same prices to prevail by agreement both in the United States and Canada, If the maximum and minimum system wero adopted there should not. be more than five cents a bushel difference between the two. ilr. Black suggested that a fair maximum for northern would be f 1.75 a bushel, Chicago, Minneapolis, Duluth and Winnipeg. Members of the Montreal Corn Exchange, represented by Joseph Quintan, said that they would prefer to buy their grains In the opon market in Winnipeg if cars could be guaranteed, but if the commission wished all buying to be made through a bureau appointed by Itself, the corn exchange members would work harmoniously with the commission, the commission to guarantee cartage. Trading in options was most desirable, but should be restricted to bona fido grain merchants, farmers to bo nllowed to sell in option market only their own crops. BULLETINS BIG EXPL08ION. Amsterdam, July 18.-The Neues Tageblatt of Stuttgart, (Germany, reports that on Saturday a great explosion occurred at the Wllhelm Weiffenbach factory. The building was destroyed. Neighboring houses were damaged greatly and windows were broken In the neighboring village of Sudhelm. Twenty-four Carloads of Wool Have Already Been Shipped From District To date this year 24 cars of wool have beon shipped from the Lethbrldge division. Six more cars are on order and will be shipped Immediately. This does not include the shipments which will be made from the Plncher Creek association. Altogether the Lethbrldge division has shipped 750,000 pounds of wool to date, and there are left to ship In the division about 450,000 pounds more, making the total shipments from Southern Albertajn (he neighborhood of 1,200,000 pounds. What this means in the way ot cash returns to the w.ael growers of the south may be seen from the fact that no wool was sold at less than 45 cents. Some has already been sold at fll cents. Much ot the wool has not yet been sold but the price will probably average higher than 61 cents. The average would be in the neighborhood of 55 cents, so that the total returns will approximate $650,000. That is far and away the biggest returns ever received by Southern Alberta sheep ranchers for one season's clip. In the old days $150,000 was considered an exceedingly good year. MARKETS Spot wheat ... \............. 242 Local track wheat ........... 221 October wheat...... ........ 212 Local tracb oats ............. 65 October oats ................ 67% Ootober flax................ 2B9>/t WEATHEK High .......... .............. 88 Low .........................i � Forecast-Fair aftd warm, a few scattered thunderstorms. About half tho wool has beon sold. TJie unsold portion has been shipped to tho Dominion government warehouse at Toronto. Many of tho largest shippers including R. C. Harvey, Ray Knight, Bishop Marker and others have already forwarded their wool. In return they get a government warehouse receipt which gives weight and grade, much tho same ob in the case of wheat shipped to a government elevator. Until tho wool is sold they can finance against their warehouse receipts. The owners of the wool expect to sell direct to tho eastern manufacturers, who will go to the warehouse to choose their wool. Heretofore thoy have had to go to Boston for most of the wool they used. The remaining half of the Lethbrldge district shipments were irfude to Hoston, PATROLLED STREETS,' Potr.ograd, July 18.-For the first time since the revolution Cossacks appeared and patrolled the streets. Companies here and there carried machine guns strapped to their saddles, the men leading their horses. HUGE FIRE. Forsythe, Mont., July 18.-Fire originating from spontaneous combustion in a wholesale liquor house here swept over a large section of the business district here, causinjj an estimated loss of $100,000. PTE. ROY HARRIS, MAGRATH, KILLED fBpenlnl to the Herald) Magrath, July 18.-The community was saddened today when news came of the death in action ot Roy Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Harris. The dread message came to the parents to the effect that their boy bad fallen in action on June 27th. Pte. Harris enlisted with the 13th mounted rifles. Besides his parents, he is survived by several brothers and sistSrs hart. French Repulsed Most of Hun Attacks - Russians Continue Progress -British Advance. Petrograd, July 18.-Heavy fighting la continuing in the rogion ot Novlca and Kalusz, in Eastern Gallcla, the war office announced today. The Russians were driven from a height la this region by a strong attack, but afterward by a counter-thrust reoccu-pled the eminence. Official Russian Petrograd, July 18. - The Austro-German guns have opened a heavy lire along the front from south ot Brzo/.any and in the region of Halics. The official statement reads: "Western front: There has been Intense artillery fighting on the part ot the enemy near Poturtory south of Brie-zany and near Hallcz. "South of Novlca, to the south of Kalust, enemy detachments after artillery preparation attacked and occupied some heights. Our detachments slowly retired on tho line of the river Benezenica. French Official Paris, July 18.-Tho official statement follows: "The artillery fighting became rather violent late at night east and west of Cerny. We repulsed a surprise attack on a small post north of Vienne Le Chateau on the western border of tho Argonne, and took a number of prisoners. "On the left bank of the Mouse, after a violent bombardment the Germans made several counter-attacks on the positions we captured yesterday from Avocourt as far as the western slopes of Hill 304. All their efforts were defeated by the heroic resistance of our troops which inflicted sanguinary losses on the Germans without yielding to them the slightest part ot the conquered ground." "A German attack near the Calonno trehcn"1rM without result. The night elsewhere was calm." British Advance. London, July 18.-A further British advance near Afonchy Le Preux is reported by the war office today. The statement follows: "There was fightipg of a local charactor again last night east of Monchy Le Preux, resulting in a further gain of ground by us and the capture of a few more German prisoners. Prisoners also were captured by us and many of the enemy were killed in the course of successful raids' during the night northeast of Oosttavern and in the neighborhood of Boeslnghe. A hostile raiding party was encountered and driven off by our patrols near Aleltje." _r_.^ German Report. Berlin, July 18, via London.- Tho trenches recently captured by the Germans near Malaaeonrt wood and on both sides of the Malineourt Esnes road wero penetrated by the French yesterday, the war office announcement says. On the northern part ot the front from the Yser to the Lys the artillery fighting increased toward morning. �v�v���v�v���4�v    OVERNIGHT SUMMARY   '  04>�����4�v�v*vv* There has been no relaxation in the intensity of the fighting between the French and the Germans on the various sectors ot the southern line in France from the region of SolssonB eastward through the Champagne and into the district north-east of Verdun centering about the famous Hill 304. Victories are recorded for both sides, the Germans along the Laon-Sorrlons road in the penetration and destruction of French trenches and in Champagne, north of Mont Teton, where tho forces of tho crown prince previously had been repulsed with s heavy casualties, and for the French in the Verdun sector where General Petain's forces, In a mighty effort, took enemy lines on a front of a mile and a half to a depth ot about two-thirds ot a mile. The success of the Germans north ot Mont Teton was obtained through persistent counter-attacks X>n positions thoy had lost last Saturday in � which their losses had been extremely heavy. While the German war office asserts that all the old German positions were recaptured, the Paris official communication declares that tho troops of the crown prince only regained a footing at certain points In the trench elements. LIBERAL CONVENTION Winnipeg, July 17.-Preliminary arrangements were made at a gathering of provincial Liberals In the city last night for the Liberal convention which will open in Winnipeg on Aug. 7. It has been decided that each provincial electoral constituency In Manitoba wilt be represented at the convention by four delegates. The convention will be made up of delegates, expected to number atast 800, from the provinces of JlsUMk*, Saskatchewan, Alberta u4 MtaB> Columbia. ' - . - v,j 66 94 87 ;