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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta [VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1917 NUMBER 193 PLANS FOR THE Affair Promises to Be Biggest of lis Kind-Ray Knight Has Fine Plans BEST RIDERS OF THE PLAINS COMING MINES IN THIS DISTRICT LIFT 6IGT Stanrpede headquarters have t been established in the olllco of the Southern Brokerage Co., in the Alexandra Hotel block, with O. V. llrsonbach and Prod Kurren in charge, ompowered to do all business Tor the stampede committee These two gentlemen are now busily engaged plotting the grounds and selling tho concessions. They are stipulating that, an far as possible, Lath bridge made products' shall be Bold in tho various booths, and also that regular city prices shall be posted on the grounds and all drinks and and eatables shall be sold at prices no higher than those set. The committee resorvos the right to cancel any concession at any time thfs stipulation is broken. Everything is progressing very smoothly for tho biggest stampedo ever held in this district, and in many �ways it promises to excel tho Medicine Hat affair. Ray Knight has a line on a whole string of riders who will participate and there will be plenty of bad horses to furnish the thrills. Capt. Sutherland, who is In charge cf restoring the buildings for the military, has very kindly consented to re-storo those which are likely to he used by the stampede Ilm of all. The main building is being put in shape for the big dance which will be held each evening Of tho show. A brass band will be engaged. They will play in the centre of the building and dancing will be in progress in each of the wings. 0. R. MARNOCH President of the Lethbrldge Board of Trade, who is one of the Alberta members of the Canadian food control board. Mr. Marnoch has not yet had official notification of his ap- Position of Allies on the Western Front Better Than It Was Year Ago Paris, July 28.-The military sltua- ] Wherever the lines have- moved on ; lion of the entente allies on the- weal- i t"" west they havo moved toward lorn front at tho end of the third year acrmaB>p- , Tho allien measure their i ,,(,,.eas ,ol l)y tnc (,roun,i gained but __ ("f the war Is regarded by competent j by ,iio fart that the Germans have r� a nnt m m*> n. ' Ki'llioritlus ner0 aH actually hotter ( hud to endure shock after shock and Over 8,000 Tons Mined In On and in 3P'te ot thoir ainaU num- ' bers they are breaking all records in FORCE OFFERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE ANOTHER U. S. FORCE, E Great Enthusiasm Displayed When Second Contingent American Soldiers Lands To Attest Men For Service at Front IS \ NOT ANXIOUS TO JOIN THE GERMANS Mexico City, July 28.-An article by Die Post of Berlin will bo published here tomorrow saying that Mexico is tho only country which has not,yet boon influenced by the allies and there ought to be no difficulty in bringing Mexico to tho side of the contra! powers as Mexico is one of the naturally richest countries In the world and these riches would bo aided indovclo'pmont by Germany. Commenting on the article, El Universal declares this is ono of the lies for �which Horr Von Eckhardt, German minister to Mexico some day will bo asked to leave Mexico. Surgeon A. T. Morrison ot the Mounted'-PoHce- will arrive In the city on Sunday evening to examine the men of "X" division for overseas servico. This is the first definite Intimation that tho Mounted Police were to'go overseas during' the war, .Heretofore j shortage on the prairies. coal output. On one day this week more than 8,000 tons of coal were loaded on curs between Taber and Crow's No3t. Of this amount Leth-bridge and Taber mines supplied approximately 3000 tons of domestic coal, the remainder being steam coal from the Pass mines. Tho Lethbrldge and Taber districts are supplying practically 1,000,-000 tons monthly to he'lp out the fuel This, how- A European Port, July 28.-Another American contingent has safely arrived and disembarked. The American troops arrived by the steamer whereon Kermlt .Roosevelt, his wife and child travelled. When tenders went alongside the vessel Friday, the men were i:i high spirits nnd frequently shouted "are we down hearted," which was answered with a roaring "So" given with great enthusiasm. Representatives of the general staff watched tho disembarkation. There was no civic demonstration only a fow spectators know of tho landing, these cheered and the troops cheered hack. The' men 'entrained quietly and left for their n~v; quarters, a signal company remained at Port for some hours and these were the only representatives of the contingent which the public saw. Situation In China Is Bad London, July 28.-The outlook in China is very serious and a complete rupture between the north and south seems Inevitable, according to a dispatch from Shanghai to The Times. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who recently was reported to be leading the Rebels near Swatow, has gone to Canton to organize a league of.the southern and south-western provinces. Proclamations refusing to recognize tho government at Pekin have been Issued in Kwang Tung, a Southeastern province. New Record Cutting of The Wheat Cutting of winter wheat started at the Experimental farm today. Supt. Fairfield and hit men are busy garnering In the sheaves of what promises to be a very fine crop. This constitute* the earliest harvest on record. there have been many rumors as to CVer is not enough. The mines are Where  they-would probably bo sent, 1 developed to a point where 1500 Egypt being generally mentioned. It j more miners are needed to mine is now definitely known that they to capacity. They could easily be have been offered to the Imperial I placed at work, mine managers stat-govornment to be sent where men of | ing that they havo enough men work-iheir special realities and training , jng above ground to handle the output would be most needed. Dr. Morrison j 0f twice the number they have under- will be in tho city on Monday and Tuesday on tho work of examination. "D" division is somewhat depleted In men owing to the uncertainty aa to whether or not the force would be er.^aged In war activities or kept here to look after alien enemies. Meantime the Mounted Police, so long famous as the keepers of law and order on tho plains of Western Canada, .are preparing to go Into training 'against the time when they will enteiv. the big fight, across the Atlantic. On August fith, Inspector IChaney with a troop from "K" division will go to Maclood where they will be joined by a troop from "b" division. The two troops will go to Waterton Lakes, where they will go into summer camp, taking special training for some weeks. ground at present. Steve Schmidt Appears In District Court on a Serious Charge Charged with discharging a rifle at John Fador at the latter's home, near Pedor, Stcye Schmidt appeared beforo His Honor .judge Green in the district court thin'morning, but did not elect, asking to be allowed a week in which tn engage counsel. The charge against Schmidt aroee out ot a family quarrel at Wrentham. *lt seems that Schmidt and hie wife had quarreled, and Mrs. Schmidt too* tho children and wont to tho home of her brother, John Fedor. In the evening Schmidt came over with a rifle, demanding that his wife come home with him. She refused, stating that she was afraid- of him. Schmidt pointed the rifle at Fedor, and in a scuffle which ensued the gun went off, the bullet going into the kitchen floor about two feet from where Mrs. Schmidt was standing. Later another shot was fired. Fedor claims that Schmidt threatened to kill him the next time they met, so he laid a complaint with the A.P.P. who arretted Schmidt, who was sent up for- trial. * AMERICAN BOAT 81!NK  ? ? � Plymouth, ^England, July 28.- The Alherlcan Barque Carmela has been sunk by a submarine. The crew was landed in safety. IS INSPIRING THE CRITICISMS IN U.S. Morning Post Wants Him Withdrawn From Washington Commission UES C. P. R. FOR Workman Injured on Frank Slide Work, Claims Damages In Court A. Magrath, Fuel Controller, May Take Action to Conserve Supply WILL BE 20 BUS, In spite of the fact that there was not a point in the Lethbrldge district roporting to a local institution today that did not say rain was badly needed, there was a general tone of optimism in the reports of estimated yields. Wheat, which In many placos is beginning to show signs of ripening, Is placed at from five bushels at Dun-more to 30 bushels at Claresholm and other points along that line where heavy rains have been received in July. Tho average Is about 20 bushels. The Alderside line, which raised the biggest crop of auy part of the west last year, will average about 20 bushels to the acre. East of the city the avorago will bo lower but will bo made up by the higher yield along the Mac leod branch and the CardBton branch. Hon.,Robt. Rogers Cleared of The Conspiracy Charge by Commission ment in neutral currency. The ? decision the newspaper' says,  was made In attempt to improve �> the German exchange rate, fl.OOO was recommended by Mr. Hooper, the architect, to Hon. Robert Roger* before he (the Hon. Robert Rogers) 'telephoned to Mr. Carter. (b) That there was no connection, whatever, between such increase and the contribution of 17,600 made by the Carter company to the election find. (it) That during the tleae the Hon. Robert Rollers was minister it public works tor Manitoba, all the contracts that were let for the agricultural buildings wero properly let.. (d) That the contracts-th�n�eivrt� \vere carefully drawn and ^rdpeily safeguarded by the government. (o) That the payments during tho Mmu Robert Rogers* term , of off co were made only after they had been Ottawa, Ont., July 28.-Drastic action may bo taken to provent automobile joy-riding in order to conserve the gasoline supply for the needs of the armies in England and Franco j and if necessary, industries in Canada, particularly western agriculture which is beginning to absorb great quantities of gasoline for power purposes. The matter is now being considered by C. A. Magrath, the fuel controller, and if his investigations of the situation prove the need of economy, he will not hesitate to take action to curb the use of gasoline for needless automobile riding. Gasoline as a fuel comes under tho authority of tho fuel controller. His operations are not confined, as is tho general impression, to dealing with supplies of coal, wood, etc., is: the coming winter. Action has been entered in the Sup-1 renio Court here for ? 15,000 general damages and SMly special damages by Frederick Mason against the C. P. R. as a- result, of an accident which occurred on March 7th last on the Frank slide. According to the statement of claim, Mason was working as pitman on tho steam shovel which was used to load rock and thus lower the grade over the slide. On the date in question a large rock jammed in the shovel. The crane was lowered on tho edge of the bank and Mason was told to loosen tho stone with a crowbar. While doing so, he claims that rocks fell from above which crushed^ his left leg so severely that ho is capacitated for life. H. Ostium! of this city is acting for the plaintiff. Has Support of All Russians of Hetlcr Class to Put Down Anarchy ADVANCE OF THE TEUTONS CONTINUES London, July 2S.-The " Yorkshire Post says editorially that the British government should consider the advisability of recalling Lord Northcllffe or removing him from the responsibility of representing the government in any capacity vMAe ho is in the United States. The Post bases Its assertion on an editorial appearing not long ago in the New York Sun headed "Tell us the tonnage sunk," which, the Post says, was inspired by Lord North cliffe. The Post says the famous British publisher apparently is urging tho government to issue figures -i�4uide_rstand-able form on tli$ sinkings of shlp"8"bv, submarines. After explaining why the admiralty issues only a weekly report giving the number of vessels lost without stating their tonnage, the' Post says: "Northcliffe should know better, unless he has not had time to read the newspapers giving the admiralty explanation, but if he knew better it would have been seemlier for the British representative abroad to defend tho admiralty's point of view rather than attack it." LEADERS OP BOY duly and honestly certified by the pro per officials of the department. (f) That there was no conspiracy between Hon. Robert Rogers or any other contractor or person. In conclusion, your commissioners report: 1. That pursuant to the commission, your commissioners have reviewed and considered the whole of the evidence furnished ua, as taken by the raid Mr. Justice Gait as said commissioner and have reviewed and considered his two reports and all his findings on such evidence. . . 3. And your commissioners further report that such evidence does . not sustain or support the findings of the tiald Mr. .Justice Gait as such commissioner, as set forth in such reports, in so far as they reflect upon or prejudicially affect the honor or integrity of the Hon. Robert Rogers, or the honesty of his dealings or transactions. On the contrary, your commli Winnipeg, Man., July 28.-Scout-masten-iVilliani Aitken and, assistant Scoutmaster William Coates, of Winnipeg, were drowned last night in Lake Winnipeg near Grand Beach, when their rowboat was swamped during a gale. The boy scouts who were with them managed to swim to ehore. The bodies of the scout loaders have not yet been recovered. They were in charge of a party of Winnipeg Scouts camped on the oast shorb of Lake Winnipeg. Aitken was a returned soldier 2ti years old. Coates was 19 years old. At a meeting of several property owners along 13th St. at Williamson's store last night, which waB attended by Mayor Hardle, the meeting decided that 13th St. should bo paved with hi tulithic, fearing that macadam would not sorve the purpose and that bitu lithic would eventually have to bo laid. The meeting decided that a letter should be sent to tho board of�pub-lie utilities urging that the bylaw for the paving should be confirmed by that body. BULLETINS 120 KILLED. London, Juy 28.-A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from Zeurloh says: "According to the Basle Press a German hand granade factory at Esoingen, Baden, was destroyed by an explosion on Wednesday and 120 people were killed. HUNS REPULSED. Paris, July 2t8h.-After a violent bombardment last night the Germans returned to the offensive on the Aisne frjnt, delivering a series of attacks. The war office announces that the Germans were repulsed with heavy losses. BOMBED PARI8 Berlin, July 26.-German airplanes last night dropped bombs on the railway station and military establishments in Parle. The official statement announcing the raid on the French capital says all the German airmen returned safely. Petrograd. July 28.-Premier Ker-ensky, referring to the situation In Russia, said: "It is a Hpoctre of anarchy which needs to be obliterated. Stout hearts and stern hands are required to stay the rout in the army. There is plenty of good material in Russia, but it has been allowed to go to waste." Railroads Menaced Berlin, July 26, via London, July 28. The Tageblatt. correspondent with the Austro-Hungarlan armies In southern Gallcia reports that vital railroad connection from Kolomea to Czerno-witz is now seriously menaced and threatens to cut off the Russian eighth army and remnants of the seventh which escaped across the Dniester. German advance troops are said to be only a day's march from the River Loops. The evacuation of the forest of the Carpathians Is already taking on the character of a panicky flight. The capture of the Important bridgehead at Halicz, north of Stanislau, forced the Russian army corps to retreat beforo the seventh army was given an opportunity to seek safety across the Dniester. Large stores of military supplies and foodstuffs wero scattered .along the retreat. The civil population which had taken refugo in tho forests is now returning home. Since the fall of Tarnapol 16 towns' north and south of the Dniester and more than n hundred villages havo been cleared of Russians. Petrograd Ca(m London, July 28.-Dispatches from Petrograd dealing with the military and political situation concur that Petrograd itself is outwardly calmer than it has been for months which Is attributed to Premier Kerensky's strong repressive, measures, including the disarming ot rioters and mutln-"-' eers. Among the arrested extremists is said to be Madome Kollontae, who was taken into custody at Tornea, Ein--ldhd, while returning from Stocb> holm. .Close Frontlere. Petrograd, July 28.-The provisional government, in view of the exist-' ing exceptional circumstances, has Issued a decreo closing the frontiers'1 of Russia until Aug. 15, inclusive, both for' persons desiring to enter and those wishing to leave the country. The only exceptions will be persons, holding diplomatic passports and diplomatic couriers. Hun Women Fighting Petrograd, July 28.-When the Russian women's battalion known officially as the "Command of Death," went into action against the Germans near Smorgon, July 25th, they captured a number of women from whom it was learned for the first time that German women also were fighting on the battle front In western Russia. SAFE FROM FIRES One Or Two New Bluet Stauf But Have Not Spread to Any Extent AMERICAN MISSING Highland Falls, N.Y., July 27.-Maj or John Bigelow, U.S.A., retlrod, received a cable dispatch today stating that hia son, Capt. Braxton Bigelow, of the Royal Engineers, British Army, is missing. Chicago, July 28.-The strike of switchmen belonging to the brotherhood of railway "trainmen which was called yestorday became effective at G a.m. on nine, railroads entering the Chicago switching district. MARKETS - - i Spot wheat .................. sioners^cotdder that the reports of Mr. Local track wheat............ Justice Oalt, lh bo far aa they reflect Ootobsr wheat........... upon the honor or integrity of the; t.oeal track oats............. Hon. . Robert Rogerp, or the honesty' October oats of* h\a dealings or transactions arc against the evidence." The two commissioners state In Uw.u report that they examined 'tho ovldonce taken by Commissioner Gait, which consisted of 0,000 pages. October flax 240 218 230 ...69V4 318 (CONTINUED ON PAGE 107, WEATHER High ....................... 88 LOW'.........> .............. 53 Forecast-Coaler with local shower' � 0 \ Rushed to Protect Mother From Drunken Father and Is Shot Amgi^lam, July 28.-According to the Berlin Vorwaerts a resolution has small. Perham, Minn., July 28.-Al Falser, heavy-weight boxer, died in a local hospital at 5 a.m. today from the effects of wounds received when he was shot by his father Thursday night when he attempted to save his mother from attacks by her husband. Palier was conscious until a short time before his death. During the night he spoke ot Mike Collins, bis manager, and Fred Fulton, with whom he trained, wishing them both the best ot luck. His spirits seemed good, although he evidently knew that his chances of recovery were been unanimously passed at a conference of free trade unionB ot Germany recording satisfaction that the Reichstag on July 19th in the name ot the German nation voted peace by compromise. The resolution also declared that the workers of Germany are'determined to hasten t,ho end ot the war on that basis, Palter was shot twice, once through the abdomen and through the tore-arm. The father, according to Tela, tlves, had been drinking for two days He came home about midnight and at tacked his wife. AI, who waa asleep upstairs,- rushed to his mother's aid and was shot twice before he could grapple with bis father. Fernie, B.C., July 28.-The Are situation in the district remains about the same as reported yesterday. A new fire was reported from Ella which seems to have originated from sparka from a locomotive on the Great Northern road. It has caused some trouble to the fire fighters but no serious damage has occurred from it. A Are which started in one of the camps ot the Elk Lumber company on Spruce Creek up the Elk, has found Its way to another gully but 1b not doing muoh damage so far. -!!'<( A high wind has been blowing throughout last night and this morning which will fan iuio activity some ot the fires which had subsided, but Ranger Hart thinks that no great damage to standing timber will now' result, and the towns which have been in danger are now reported to be sate. No word has been received i'rom the McLaren limits at Coleman thia morning and It is not probable. that the Are there will get away from the fighters unless the wind continual to Increase. The situation, while not so threatening as at flrBt, Is still precarious aa to the continued damage to timber and may yet do a great deal of damage to the larger limits which have so far escaped. Mr. Hart has received report! from the upper Flathead district stating that a fire of no great proportions haa been burning tn that district but no damage except to timber can re-suit from It as there are no canpa or buildings in the riclnlty. MORE AMERICANS ARRIVE London, July 27;-Generals R, M. Blatchford . and John .Blddle. ot the American army, with their staJto, knve. arrived in England. - 19633584 A:$63A 809?88 B:::9C 8720 91732261 ?126 ;