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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta tfetatd VOI.UMK X. LETHB1UDGE: ALB15RTA. .MONDAY, SKPTKMBKIl 17, 1917 235 NEW CANADIAN NATIONAL NEWS SERVICE :'--.v M National News Service, (he first all-Canadiiin news sen-ice (o be put into operation. By this le Herald otiice from Winnipeg where the news service for Western Canada is collected ana Canadian National News Service, and the newspapers sen-ed by this leased wire._ 3 er all this news up to the noon hour. This is something that the people in s mail edition as ill, as usual, be circulated to the city subscribers. alow: the lines radiating from the city will appreciate what the Heraldrw endeavoring to furnish" The Heraio expecis 10 maKe a success ui _ _., the way of UD-to-tne-minute news over its wire, leased a t a considerable sum annually, as a member of the new Canada National Sen ice. '.Crowd of Sees First Two .Critical Operations Carried Through Successfully Quebec, Sept. feet had been reached by the span at p-m. Finish Wednesday. Quebec. Sept. of tho tour critical operations In connection with Ihn lioisting of the central spun of the big cantilever bridge over [he river St. Idu-rencc near link's ro- moval on the pontoons train tte spot where It was erccleil at Sillcry Cove upstream to Ihe bridge site; and its transfer to the chains for hoisting to Us final accomplished this morning. It yet re- mained after this to elevate the torn, span up thro'ugli 150 feet of siiaco nil holt 1C firmly to the two cantilever arms, Ihns completing Ihe slrwturo! and effecting a world's record for canlilevcr bridge spans. If all -went well the engineers hart estimated thai Wednesday would see the end of their labors. Ideal weather conditions prevailed, the day being windless, while tho riv- was almost without a ripple. Tiie dramatic spectacle drew as large a crowd as the first alterant to span tho bridge last year. Tho river was crowded with every species of boat, while a throng estimated at 000 llnetl the shores. Crowds -Watching. Quebec, One., Sept. central fpan of the' Quebec bridge loft. Iho Sillcry yards at Ihls. morning and reached'tho liridgo site between tho -two cantilever arms at 7.03 a.m. The second attempt to create Iho treat cantilever1 bridge near Quebec wan begun thla morning when centre span was towed from Hlllcry C'ove where Uvhul bcon comlrucdsil, i tn pontoons to a position Immediately Underneath llio spot In the main Irucliirc. It was Intended [o occupy Alter postponing (ho hoisting of the on Saturday on account of the high wind, the bridge engineers were rewarded with weather conditions that were Meal for their purpose Vrlicn operailons began this .morning No lime was lost liy Iho brldgoholi who had floated down on tlio spar. In connecting np (ho support wilh tho hngq hoisting chains attached to Ihr eight six-loir Jacks on Ihe floor o the bridge 150 feet-above. Exciting Moment, 1 Tho exclllns moment when thi tcows would float away, leaving Ih span on tiie niiiins was awaited wllh unconcealed anilely by the bride on Blneers and the crowd, A ripple o npplaliss from the onlookers on th river craft, tho first to sec 'claylleh OS 1'AOB DAVIEWROFI1 WAS This Was In 1916VCapital of Company nor Probe Resumed Toronlo, Sept. O'Connor commission composed.of George Hen- derson, K.C., chairman; S. Geoff Clartson and A. B, Brodie, Us sitting al the clly hall today to con- tinue Its investigation of the profits of the cold storage -plants as reveal ed 'in tho O'Connor report. W. N. Tliley, K. appeared tor 10 William Davlesi Company one latthews nlackwell Company, and W. Bain and Gordon for the gov rnment. General Manager of the Davles ompany wa'a called. Hi sala there an eilra ot paid up apltal In 1316, making two; and one alt millions In all. '-Regarding tht hareholders, he rroiniwd to bring in report. Since 1911, Sir Joseph Flayelle had eld 51 per cent, of tho stock. Tho ffleers of tho company SI onepb' Flavelle, r 'art. secretary.treMurtr and hlmaelf [flncral manager, Sir Joseph drew a, year sa >ry. Ha had got Mr Fox became Mr. Fox gate flgnreil of th company on rteduc Ions since 1913 as' folfmrt: UU, 1015, 1916, 191" i v This Is Iho profit, Mr. sain with Hie exception of the war tax. BIG GAINS ON; Ray Knight SellsoOut; v Famexus Rancher Leaver Alberta; Is a Big Loss :nglish-and ScoHish Regiments In Big Raid Over Week-end London, Sept. of Eng sh and Scottish regiments made sue essful raids on the Germnn trending i the Arras and Somme region3'of lie front in' France. Many Germans were tilled in their dugouts and prls ners were taken. .The text of the talcment issued today hy'the British var office says: In the courso of the night success ul raids ivero carried out by Engllsi and ScoLlish regiments against th !E Ray Knight of Hnymond -is dispos- ing of his Southern Alberta interests and within a few months he will move to Salt Lake City, where he will lake complete charge of Ihe large .interests of Jesse Knight, his father, 1 who is now 70 years of age and has asked-his son to come home and re- lieve him of the burden.. !Thls news will come as a surprise to the people of Southern Alberta, .all o! whom know Ray Knight, who Will Remain Independent to' lias been one of the' outstanding fig- ,TP lures in Hveslock and farming circles Aid Vigorous Prosecution of the War here for the past 15 years or more. Mr. Knight Is gradually clearing up his interests selling off liis largo cast of rt in l "Many ot the enemy In .heir dugouts. Dumps and t trench mortar emplacements were destroyed with explosives. "Tlie hostile artillery showed some activity during the night east of Ypres." London, Sepl. 16, (via Renter's Ot- tawa Albert Thomas, Socialist member of the war council under the late RiboL ministry, in a statement to the Paris correspondent of the Ohserrer. says that the decision of the French Socialists not to allow Us members to join the new cabinet, should ni-t he interpreted in Great Bri- lain as meaning that the policy of a .sccutiOn of he says, "wo resolved to adopt an in (CONTINUED ON PAOE 4) CHATHAM, WILL NOT RTJX Chatham, ,Ont., Sept. G. Kerr, Chatham, who was chosen _ _. _____ jorhood of the Arras-Douat rAilway." Several prisoners Were taken and two rnntSrv- venllon IieM in the I.O.O.F. auditorium machine guns were captured, r j Uie wans endcil. On mayor of Chatham, who was chosen move of certain officials in Berlin, lo tho" in the new put the responsibility Toi> peace man- rirting of Kent, at an enthuslatlc con- ouuvrcs and (he onus for the con- t attitude tor on Sept. 5. to tendered his re was Swedish Inclined to Lei The Argentine7 Affait DwOut order to promole a more P jje as reason that he was S national cabinet he new mombera of the cabinet j latert merely by political whereas the time has come when there i should he n real war government con- slstlng only of men appointed by rea- son of Ifiblr efficiency. Secondly. we fce( thit the government should be able lo propound a clear war policy. It Is my intenllon (o devote myself en- ilrely lo an eiicrgelic. propaganda tor .he adoption of efficient government mcthoils and Ihe maintenance of a na- llonal nnton which shall become- a real driving power. We shall be careful in Ihe meantime not to put any stumbling Mock'In i Iho path of Premier Pain- leve." from a ource, whereas ihey are really Gftr- proposals.. The' Intention of his manoeuvre is to Ger- man public for the soon to ia delivered to the papal note, and by Calgary, Xlbeffan Is ftifiied from a sonrce that details of Ihe tralnfof for cor.scrlp' Uonlsls in the proriiicf hire, ahout heA complefed. It understood that all the Infantry will com- pleted in Calgary rhooslng Ihe artillery branch of thi service will bo Iraindl 'n has nlarlM prcparatlMS for housing a large body.of -iiiiin, Is putting in at Henderson I'ark, J Slockholm, Sept. diminution Is noticeable In Ihe amount of space rteroled by. the Swedish press .to the Argentinian anil Mexican affairs, indi- cating a desire to atold stirring pnbllc opinion unnecessarily. Xewu ofjhe message'of Iho German minister: lo Mexico, regarding Folke Cronhblm at- tracts unfavorable comment In aoveral opposition papers. The suspicion is cntertfllnen1 herfi that Coimt l.uxburg may have carried his audacity (o Ihe point ol using Swe- rtlsli offices against Swedish Can't. Find Unhurt- Hepl. Ixindon, Sept. German foreign dill w.lthont direct news froth .Count burg At Hucnos Aires find tii endeftrorV Ing to reach Ihe minister through Arftnline legation here. BerJ'n news- papers o( all political ructions onlte In Ihclr o( HUN AVIATOR PERISHED. Copenhagen, Sept. German military avialor, Verner Msscn, Is re- ported to have pertslud In an allompt to go from Hamburg to the German lown of AVarneniunde, on ''.he Ualllc Part of his wrecked machine waft found on eastern shore ot Ihe Danish Islands of Lnngellnd. lOPAYKIRAIAX Spot Wrnat Spot Oatv October Oats October Barley October Flax MARKETS 221 114 314 WEATHER High .....................I ana, warm. 35 (Speclnl to Ihe Herald) Fernie, B. C., Sept. When the payments to was mads Saturday, Ihe men objected to paying the provincial poll tax of fivo dcllsrs in addition (o the regular payment lo the patriotic fund, A msellng was called and after dltcusslon with the patriotic committee it was agreed that the payment to that lund for the per- iod from Auaust 3lst should be refunded and Iha'l no mere itoppfcge of wages for that purpose should bfl made, Thla action will, reduce the patriotic rtvenue here by several hundred per month and will prob- ably' result In similar aotlon being taken at other eamps throughout the province, SERVICE RESUMED. Lisbon, Sepl. ser- vice between Portugal and France which had been Interrupted since Sep- tember 1 by a strike resumed yesterday. Almost all the postal and telegraph employees.xwno abandoned iln.-ir''.vork, telurncd lo their Premier Has Succeeded Again In Uniting All Against Enemy Troopi Return Pelrograd, Sent troops which rebelled :wilh Central Kornllott have nearly all retnrned to Uielr for, mer positions. The MTage" dlvlaJ Polovtzeff, formerly commander of the Pelrofcrad district, li on back -to the front, It expected that' the sltuatlpri as regards Gen: Kaledines will be cleared up today., Newspapers report that the -general has telegraphed government that he does not Intend to revolt, government Is have evidence to. the. contrary. Gen. Kaledines went .to Novo .Tclicrhask trorh noato with a guard uuvres nnu my ivi of Cossatiks white his' imiation of tho war on the British adherents guarded the road over overnmcnt. They arp aware that he travelled. In a reply.loran iuehlmann Is hading ihs German ordcr from Premier Kerensky that Jie rjiiile to believe that xertain .offers arrested, the Cossacks said they of peace emanate from a j flo so as the general was''-' This Is Latest Effort to Prepare, Hun People For Reply To Papal Note Ixmdon, Sept. 16 Renter's Ottawa well informed correspondent of the Sunday Obser- ver says: "Tho authorities of Downing Street Imve not failed to note the litesl move of ceriain officials in Berlin, to _f..... ot the CosRack congress ht N'OVO Tcherkask Today Hearing lhati Premier Kerensky liad forbidden the CosEacks