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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta tVOLUME X. LETHBIUDGE. ALBERTA, SATUMDAY, JULY 21, 1917 NUMBER 187 FIX PRICE CANADIAN WHEAT-LLOYD-GEORGE SAYS PLENTY OF FOOD 0NTAR10LIBERLS STAND FOR WIN-THE-WAR GOVT. At Conference in Toronto Outline Vigorous Policy In Preparation For Election BORDEN GOVT. HAS FORFEITED CONFIDENCE Toronto. July 20.-The conference cC federal Liberal members from Ontario and nominated Liberal candidates met. this afternoon in the room:* of the general reform association Toronto street. W. A. Charlton was Appointed chairman. No formal reso-lutioriH wore passed at the conference, lmt every member and candidate present was given nnd accepted the opportunity to state his convictions. At the conclusion of the general discussion Jlon. George- P. Graham took the census of the gathering as to the unanimous opinions reached. These were summarized and unanimously endorsed as follows. The Resolutions "That putting forth Canada's wholn effort, today towards winning the war 1s the first consideration of party policy nnd party effort. "That the patriotism, integrity of purpose and statesmanship of Sir Wilfrid Laurior Is unquestioned and that under his Dominion leadership the coming campaign will bo fought and �won. "That there should be no extension of tho present parliament but that an appeal should be made to tho people for a now parliament and a new administration. "That the war administration of the Eordcn government does not warrant any further trust by the people of Canada, that at tho present time and under the aoglB of the present government coaJttlpn.^uj^Io.n_sovernment of Liberals nito Congervativ2s,-jis ilmp'rac lieablc, and undesirable. '~" ' "That bofore attempting an enforcement of tho present conscriplion measure and having regard to all national conditions there should be united and whole hearted effort under the voluntary system and that contemporaneously there should be steps taken forthwith looking to tho com-pletest possible inventory and mobilization of all resources of the nation for war effort, also an intelligent and udoquate ascertaining in proper perspective of all the needs of tho war situation." Ir is understood that later, when all the candidates in the field and the government policy and attitude in regard to tho conscription and other issues have been more clearly defined, another conference will be held to tloal more fully with tho questions. WELL IN SPITE OF Land Man After Extensive Trip Says That Wheat Is Filling Remarkably Well There is no more optimistic man fiver tho crop situation than O. W. Kerr, after a trip of 1200 miles over tho district adjacent to tho city. Mr. Kerr, who is associated with O. T. Lathrop in land business, told tho Herald yesterday that taking tho district all round, tho crops wore Buffering not nearly so much as might be imaginod from tho hot, dry spell of weather. Tho roots woro exceptionally well taken this year owing to there being an abundance of moisture in tho ground in tho spring, and that moisture is now being drawn upon and is bringing the crops along splendidly. The stubblcd-ln crops, he said, were of course not standing up so veil, but some of them woro looking good while tho Bummer fallow crop is all good. It was surprising to see bow the wheat was filling out. The korriolH were all flllluff out well, which would not bo the case if tho plant was really suffering from tho dry weather. Mr. Kerr beliovos, with many otherR who have been travelling tho west, that southern Alberta is still the favored section with respect to crops this yoar. *  * * REICHSTAG ADJOURNS * * -- > > Copenhagen, July 21.-Tho Reichstag adjourned yesterday dispatch from Berlin. > � *     *>>'>�>> THE "Chautauqua" What it Means to the Business Man By S. S. Dunham- Tf the Chautauqua is n succoss at Lethbridge "which It will be," it must be by the eo-operatlon of tho business Interests. Think of this, Mr. Business Man, one whole week when your customers In the surrounding country will be your guests in the city. What, an opportunity! First-To get In touch with the people with whom you trade and whom you are trying to serve. To get acquainted with them, to know them and to give them an opportunity of lcnowink you. All these things are necossary for mutual confidence and business success; Second-To make your city an attractive place for the surrounding people to visit. To show to the people with whom we live that we are really interested lu them and their success, and make them feel that they are proud that they live near Lethbridge. This too, is necessary before you will have their loyal support; Third-To Increaso your business by reason of the Chautauqua being here. All adyertisementa in the city during the week or ten days previous to the Chautauqua should mention the Chnutauqna. Not only in the special attraction put on for Chautauqua week, but in other adds, the word "Chautauqua" should appear. Remember in this way that you not only help your own business but you help the Chautauqua and you help your papers which are so generously getting behind tho movement. Lethbridge is the pioneer Canadian city for the Chautauqua. It should make the greatest success here, and if it is the success that it should bo here, it will become a yearly event, and the surrounding country will look forward to it to visit the city, but if it is not made a success, the Chautauqua will go to the Burronnding country and Lethbridge will have missed its opportunity. As chairman of the Chautauqua organization, I here and now extend the invitation to every business man to get behind the movement. We cannot succeed without you. We are all business a en, the farmers,included, and. we are all out for the dollar. A business man handed me this little jingo the other day. It has considerable merit in it, and it breathes the spirit of the Chautauqua. "Business is business," but men are men, Loving and working, dreaming, Tolling with pencil or plow or pen, Roistering, planning, scheming. "Business is business"-but he's a fool Whose business has grown to smother His faith in men and the golden rule, Hfs love for a friend and brother. "Business is business"-but life is life; Though we're all in the game to win it, Let's rest sometimes from the heat and strlfo And try to be friends for a minute. Let's seek to be comrades now and then. And slip from tho gold hunting tether; "Business is business," but men are men, And we're all good pals together! In your adds next week begin to mention the Chautauqua, and begin to think how you can help. Call up Mr. Torrance or Mr. Cocq of the advertising committee and ask them if they need a little Influential help on the advertising end of the Chautauqua, Let us all got together and make Lethbridge, not only the pioneer Chautauqua city, but the model Chautauqua city. RAISED TO FIGHT Montreal, July 21.-Elle Lalumlere, one ot the most outspoken of the atiti-conscriptloiilsts, at a meeting last night at the corner of Marie Anne and Borrie street appealed for recruits for an nnti-conscrlptlonlst .military force which has been raised and which he Htated is now busily encaged in drilling under the command ot an ex-offtc-er of the United States army. "I am ready to form ah army and I have already 50 men who are drilling," said he. "They were drilled last night, and the name of their commander is Iron Larot, a former offlcefbt the United States army;" FULLERTON A JUDGE Ottawa, July 20.-C. P. Fullerton, K. C, Winnipeg, has been appointed a puisne justice ot tho Manitoba court of appeal in succession to the late Mr. Justice Richards. The order in council making the appointment lias been signed by the governor-general. Dates Set For August 1 \ 1 ! and 1 residence portion of Harrison Is burned. Fire still raging. City out of food and 500 out of homes. We need bedding and food for tonight."  . FICTJIfES IN GERMANY'S 8IIAKE-UP From left to right are thown Alfred Zimmerman, Secretary for Foreign Affairri who is sain to have' been succee.icd by Count Hrockdorff-Ranf.zau; Bethmann-Hollwegg, who leaves the Imperial Chnnchellorship to mnke way for Dr. Georjj Michnells. and Gen. Von Htcin,'Prussian Minister of Wo,: Price lor 1917 No. 1 Wheat fixed $2.^ Toronto, July 21.-The board of grain supervisors for Canada in session in Toronto y esterday have ruled that dating from August 1, 1917, the maximum price of wheat basis No. 1 Northern in store at Fort William shall not exceed $2.40 per bushel. This holds until further notice and applies to the balance of the pNsfent crop. Bulletins From The War Fronts HUN ADVANCE. Berlin, July 21, via London.- German troops in eastern Galicia have crossed the Zlochoff-Tarn-pool on a front of 40 kllometeres, army headquarters announced today. They found burning villages and great destruction in their path. HEAVY ARTILLERY FIRE Pctrograd, July 21.-Dispatches say that a most intense artillery battle is rnglng on the Smorgon-Krevo front, several hundred German heavy guns are said to be engaged. The Germans sought to advance but were driven back by the Russian fire, a crack Siberian corps bearing tho brunt of the fighting, it is said the Russian guns are obtaining the mastery. Artillery Firing Is Heavy In Vicinity of Lens Now (By the Canadian Overseas Correspondent). Canadian Army headquarters in France, July 21.-r-The artillery duel in the Lens sector'Sncroases in intensity. There is a continual: roll of gun Are from our battejjfBs engaged in the destruction, of. tho^j^ssBy'S^deleritecs. His retaliation Is unquestionably great? It sometimes assumes a spectacular form. Last night one of our observation balloons several thousand feet up in the air and at least five miles distant from the Gorman front line, was made the target for a high velocity gun. In the afterglow of the sunset the balloon was a splendid mark; shells hurst all around it for almost an hour, while the observer, suspended in. his basket below the "sausage" continued Mb work of recording the hits of our guns behind tho German lines and the points from which the enemy's return fire came. Finally, when it was almost too dark for further work a bit of shrapnel punctured the balloon and it began to deflate. The observer landed safely by tho use of the parachute with which all obser- vation balloons are provided. The enemy's artillery has porsist-ently shelled the approaches to Lens from the north and west. These outbursts of exceptional activity are not permitted to divert our batteries from their deadly work. Yesterday a number .of, lerge-fkplosions and.flres were causaff.^Early tnls- raornlng'^re^was heavy shelling In the Loos area, where the enemy appears to be especially nervous. The attempt of a raiding party to penetrate his front line was unsuccessful because of the strongth in which it was held, apparently in the belief that a serious assault was intended. The health of the Canadian troops continues very good. ARE REPULSED. ' Paris, July 21.-In the course of violent fighting last night on the Alsne front southeast of Cerny the Germans twice penetrated French trenches and were driven out by counter attacks, the war office announces. Of SHIPS 4 TIMES TONNAGE BUILT This is Shown by Figures Available By The Allies-Situation Is Serious ' RUMANIANS FIGHTING Petrograd, July 21. - Fighting was begun yesterday on the Rumanian front. Austro-German troops made an attack which was mat by a Rumanian counter-attack. The Rumanians drove back the enemy and restored the situation. FURTHER RETREAT Petrograd, July 21.-A further retreat has been made by the Russians in eastern Galicia. the war office announced, because the troops did not show the necessary stability and at points did not fulfill commands. PREMIER AFTER LITTLE DOING IN Premier LvoiT Resigns - The Trouble Is Over Governorship of Petrograd Petrograd, July 20.-The Bourse Gazette announces that Premier Lvoff has resigned and that Alexander F. Kerensky has been appointed premier, but will temporarily retain his portfolio of minister of war and marine. The cabinet meeting leading to the announced resignation of Premier Lvoff sat until dawn yesterday nnd was somewhat stormy. Minister of War Kerensky criticized tho ministers and military authorities for not rising to recent ovents and for not using their powers to suppress mutiny. M. Kerensky was particularly severe towards Gon. Polovtzeff, governor of tho Petrograd military district, whom he had proposed to remove from tho Petrograd command, but reconsidered tho decision after the ministers had assumed responsibility of changing the original loaders of Gen. Polovtzeff, which they considered were fraught with danger. It was made clear that Gen. Polovtzeff's hands were tied. M. Tereschtenko will remain in office as foreign minister. MARKETS Spot wheat ................. 240 Local track wheat ........... 220 October wheat .............. 229'/a Spot oats ................... 79'/2 October oats ................ 68 October flax ................. 293 - 1 .....-----� � ... . WEATHER High ..........i......... Low .................... Forecast-Fair and warm. 40 Ottawa, July 20.-Owing to the absence of Liberal members at the Toronto convention and the departure of many members on the other side of the house for tho week end, there was a slim attendance In the commons today. Business was confined to the advancing of some government measures, including the soldiers' lRnd settlement resolution, and consideration of estimates ot the post office department. These were piloted through the house by Hon. C. J. Doherty as acting postmaster-general. BIG FIRE AT McBRIDE, B. C. McBrido, B. C, July 20.-A large forest fire has broken out ten miles east of McBride. The fire commenced through some parties who were fishing along Shuswap river not putting out their camp fire before leaving. Though the weatherman yesterday* said 'fair and very warm" for today, he missed his guess. This morning at 11 o'clock the mercury stood at 71, the coolest by 20 degrees for many days. Yesterday the mercury rose to 93. Between 89 and 95 has been the usual for the past ten days, and today's change in the wind to the north is a welcome relief? No rain is forecasted for tomorrow but there are hopes that the change In the direction of the wind will bring results. Edmonton was visited by a good rsin last night, half an inch of precipitation boing reported. Many people in the city wondered yesterday where all the smoke was coming from. During the evening it was so heavy that many persons' eyes were affected. The Herald learned this morning that forest fires have been raging in tho Bull River district near Wardner, B. C. The change in wind has cleared the atmosphere today. ** Ottawa, Ontario, July 21.-  At the evening session Mr.  Doherty made final announce-  ment that supplementary estl- ? mates to be brought down later  will provido for an Increase-for the mail carriers of the large �>�>   #i INDEPENDENCE tILL � PAMED Helslngtora, Finland, 'July 19.-The bill whereby Finland seeks to wrest complete Independence trout' Russia was adopted by the diet smldat scenes ot unexampled enthusiasm and solemnity..  (CONTINUED ON I'AUE 10). U � ,�.�,#) 15 ;