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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LKT1I15HIDI.K. ALBKItTA. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1,1917 NUMBER 196 ALLIED OFFENSIVE IN BELGIUM GREAT SUCCESS IllS CARRIED ALL THEIR FIRST OBJECTIVES EASILY REPLIES TO LIES CHANCELLOR Says France Has Long Ago Repudiated Any Aims of Conquest in War Purls, Aug. 1.-Premier Ribot, re-piled In the chamber yesterday to tho declaration made Saturday by Dr. Michaclls, tho German chancellor, that there waB a secret treaty between France and Russia having In view plans of conquest. He said: "Tho German chancellor publicly commanded the Fronch government to declare whether in a secret sitting June 1, tho French government had not made known to the Chamber of Deputies the terms of a secret treaty made before tho Russian revolution, whereby the Emperor bound himself to support French pretensions to German territory on the left bank of the Rhine. "The chancellor's version contains (tross inaccuracies and absolute lies. M. Uoumerguo (ex-premler and foreign minister) after a conversation with the Emperor demanded and obtained M. Rriand's authorization to I take note of tho Emperor's promise to Support our claims to Alsace-Lor-ralno and to leave us free to seek guarantees against fresh aggression, not by annexing territories on the loft bank of the Rhine, but making an autonomous state of tho territories, which would protect us and also Belgium against invasion. >"\Ve have never thought to do what Bismarck did in 1871. We deny tho allegation of the chancellor who evidently knows of the letters exchanged February, 1917, at Petrograd and falsified since as his predecessor falsified the Ems dispatch. Whenever the Russian government is willing to publish these "letters'wo have no" objection. "The chancellor refrained from Breaking about my declaration March 21, wherein I repudiated In France's name any policy of conquest and annexation by force. He has wilfully forgotten my language May 22 in the chamber saying we were ready to enter into conversation with Russia as to the object of the war." Denies Statements. Petrograd, July 1.-Foreign Minis-tor Terestchenko, denies absolutely the declarations attributed to him by Dr. Michaelts, tho German chancellor. He issued a statoment saying: "The Russian foreign minister drew up no protests nor made any special declar ntlons to tho French government be yond a general declaration by tho provisional government respecting war aims, which was generally made known May 19. This declaration, which was sympathetically received, will bo thoroughly examined by tho inter-allied conference to bo held shortly." STAMPEDE HERE Big Attractions Coming-Mov ing Picture Outfit Already Here to Film Features TIIKEE OF CANADA'S NEW SENATOKS 5*. � SITUATION IN EA8T Shaded area represents German gains and arrows on right side of map shows where Rumanians are advancing. __ 10 WAIT UNTIL ELECTION OVER Introduces Amendment in Senate to Let Conscription . Bill Stand Ottawa, July 31.-The debate on the second reading of the military service bill which commenced in the senate this afternoon, was productive of an amendment by Senator Bostock, the Liberal leader in the house, .declaring that conscription be not enforced until after tho coming general election. Sir James Lougheed who preceded Senator Bostock,.. on the other hand, declared that he was personally of the poinlon that the bill should bo enforced as soon ns it U passed and receives tho royal assent. Arguments in the upper house followed much the same lines as in the commons. Sir James Lougheed said that a referendum would mean the submission of the question of conscription to tho slackers and cowards of the country. Senator Bostock said It would be desirable to adher to the spirit of democracy. Replying to the letter addressed to him by Sir Cllf-fbrdSifton, Senator Bostock said that Sir Clifford had entirely misrepresented the attitude of the Liberal loader. Ho ascribed to Sir Wilfrid Laurier the attitude of the nationalists of Quebec, with whom Sir Clifford himself had been in alliance in 1911 when it was sought to crucify Sir Wilfrid in Quebec on the naval issue. It is likely that the A. C. Boucher shows, which are now playing Swift Current, will be in Lcthhridge for Stampede week. In a wire to O. F. Ursenbach, manager of the Stampede concessions, last night Mr. Boucher Inquired as to the chances of bringing his shows hero and obtaining a concession from the stampede committee. Mr. Ursenbach wired back today asking him to come and make arrangements. The Boucher shows are along the lino of the Parker Shows, well known to the people of Lelhbridge and district. Mr. Ursenbach's idea Is to have something doing every minute and he thinks a show o� this nature will help a lot. The committee is greatly encouraged by the evidence that tho stampe;le will be a hummer. The stampede events proper are lining up in good shape. Announcements will bo made shortly as to the riders who will bo present and about the bad horses that are being gathered together for the exhibition. Besides the stampede everything is working out for a busy week of entertainment. The committee Is arranging for two bands for the dance which will take place in the main building each evening. It is the plan to furnish continuous (lancing, one band starting whon the other stops. Arrangements have also been made whereby a restroom for women and children will bo provided at tho grounds, and attendants will be there to help in caring for the children. Contracts .were signed up this morning with Roy Wheeler, moving picture agent, for the taking of moving pictures of the first day fo the stampede, which are to be shown throughout Canada. O. F. Ursenbach, manager of concessions, who is doing most of the rustling for the stampede, is on the job every minute of the day, and with Ray Knight nnd his associates, plan to make the stampede the best ever. Reading from left to right: J. II. Fisher of Hrantford, Richard Blaln of Brampton, and D. O. Lcsperancc, Chairman of the Quebec Harbor Board. Rumanians Have Taken 4500 Prisoners in Advance Anglo-French Troops Continue Advance Into Belgium, Take Several Towns and Many Prisoners Germans Attempt Counter-Attacks But Are Kepulsed-Vser Crossed at Many Points. Petrograd, Aug. 1.-A telegram from Jassy says the Russo-Ru-manian advances between the Casin and Putna Valleys resulted in the enemy losing between July 24 and 28, ninety-eight fluns and about 4,500 prisoners. The enemy front about 60 kilometers was broken to a depth of between 17 and 20 kilometers. BEATH TO MANY IN CITIES OF II. S. Chicago and Eastern Cities Report Deaths rand Prostrations by the Score ELEVEN DELEGATES CALGARY OPPOSED ,T0 FOR CANADIAN LOAN New York, July 30.-Subscription books to tho $100,000,000 Dominion of Canada two year five per cent, notes will be opened this morning at the of-llco of J. P. Morgan & Co. HELD AS USUAL Magrath, August 1.-Magrath fair will be held as usual August 10 and 11, and great preparations are being made to have it as big a success as ever. Considerable improvement is being made to the grounds and buildings, and a splendid exhibition will be put up. Chicago. 111., Aug. 1.-Twenty-one deaths attributable to heat were reported In the last. 24 hours and city authorities predlct&Jrthe deaths today would exceed that number unless the promised rain arrives before night. At Philadelphia Philadelphia, Aug. 1. - Additional deaths up to 10 a.m. increased the list of yesterday's heat victims Jo 24. The ' intense heat continues. I .........In New York.........! Now York, Aug. 1.-Twelve deaths and 31 prostrations between 2 and 7 7 a.m. today were reported to the po-lice as taking place in various parts of the greater city. At 9 o'clock the temperature was S9, one degree higher than the same hour yesterday. 10 In Detroit Detroit, Aug. 1.-Ten deaths and 19 prostrations in the last 24 hours is the total attributed to the heat here. Five At Newark Newark, N. J., Aug. 1.-Five deaths and 23 cases of serious prostrations is Newark's record of casualties from the heat. LW.W.Head Is Lynched By a Mob Butte, Mont., Aug. 1.-Frank Little, member of the executive board of the Industrial Workers of The World, and prominent in labor troubles in Arizona, was taken from a lodging house early today by masked men and hanged to a railroad trestle on the outskirts of the city. The body was cut down at 8 a.m. by the chief of the police, Jerry Murphy, who identified it. Little, in a recent speech here, referred to United States troops as "Uncle Sam's scabs in uniform." London, Aug. 1.-German counterattacks yesterday afternoon and last night against the new British positions at Labasseville and north of the Ypres ComlncB canal In Belgium were successfully repulsed, says today's British official statement. Another German counter attack furthor north in the neighborhood of the Ypres-Roulers railway was crushed by the British artillery. Heavy rain has been falling sinco early yesterday afternoon, the statement adds, and the weather continues unfavorable for operations. Last Night's Statement London, July 31.-The official statement from British headquarters in France tonight reports tho capture by the allies of the following villages: La Basscc Ville, Ste. Enstraete, Bis choote, Vcrlorennoek, E S Trouble Threatened Because Labor Member Went With Pacifists to Russia Rigorous Measures Are Taken Against Poles Who Won't Bow to the Kaiser Calgary, August 1.-Liberals choso 13 delegates for the Winnipeg'convention in tho three convention meetings last night. .In each convention It was evident that tho electors present wore not in favor of conscription without a referendum, and favored tho leadership of Sir Wilfrid Laurier und endorsed his policy. However, tho delegates in each riding were sent to tho convention unlnstructed. In north Calgary, C, B. lloilly, candidate for East Calgary, in the Dominion, advocated the opposition 'policy of Sir Wilfrid Laurior, while W. M. Davidson, membor for North Calgary in the provincial house, came out for conscription. >ln Center Calgary there was a spirited discussion tho majority of the speakers being in favor of the opposition policy as was also the caso in south Calgary. Of the 13 delegates elected and /ex-officlo from Calgary, it seems that at least 11 will oppose conscription and any kind of coalition gi-i eminent. The delegates elected weie: Center Calgary, Geo. Robs, O. A. Culbert, Jos. Wallace, J. H. Sutherland. North Calgary-M. M. Downey, A. Mahaffy, Geo. Coutts, Dr. L. S. Wright. South Calgary-13. F. Ryan, H. W. McLean, Dr. T. A. Wright, B. A. Dagg, J. E. Varley. HELD UP BANK. Spokane, Wash., July 31.- Two masked men today held up the cashier of the First National bunk of Medical Lake, 16 miles west of hero, and scaped in an automobile after scoop-Ing $12,000 into sacks. Reports on Medical Services Not Yet Been Given to House Ottawa, July 31.-The house spent He said the' report was sent to the BIG AUDITORIUM FOR CH London, August 1.-The fact that a member of the cabinet, Arthur Henderson, minister without portfolio In the war council had gone on a mission to Paris with tho pacifist, Ramsey | . MacDonald, member of parliament, George James Wardle, chairman of l tho labor party in the house of commons and Russian delegates, aroused great irritation among these members of parliament and seems to threaten trouble in tho government. The purpose of the journey is to confer with French socialists in regard to the proposed conference of allied socialists at London and the subsequent international conference at Stockholm. ------------------- Tho crux of the matter lies in the fact that Mr. Henderson since he returned from Petrograd reversed his attitude on the question of the British labor party and socialists meeting the German representatives at Stock Copenhagen, July 31.-A dispatch from Berlin says the Polish legions have been disarmed and interned and that rigorous measures have been taken in Poland to prevent disorders. The Germans, tho dispatch adds, found themselves confronted by a ,____ ____ mutinous Polish army while' Austrian ! holm and now advises them to rescind subjects enrolled in tho original leg- ' the former resolution against joining ion insisted on taking the oath to ; the conference with enemy delegates, the now Polish kingdom as if Galicia- Mr. Henderson's fellow members of was a part of it. Tho other members of tho labor party in tho ministry, who of the legions with few exceptions re- i are as Ignorant as the members of fusing to take the oath of fidelity to ---*-*--* "�-->�-- Saint Julien, Pllkera, Hooge, West* hook and Hollebeke, and more than 3,500 prisoners. The report reads: "The operations of the allied troops begun this morning in the neighborhood of Ypres have been continued with success during the day. Despite bad weather, the enemy's positions have been entered and our Una baa been advanced on a front of over fifteen miles from La Bassee Ville on tho River Lys, to Ste Enstraete on the River Yser. Botli of these villages are now in the hands of the allies. On the e�-treme left the French troops, acting in close co-operation with and protecting tho left flank of the British forces, captured Ste Enstraete and penetrat- _______, 1 ed the German defenses to a depth of Frezenberg, | nearly two miles. Having gained their objectives for the day at an early hour, they continued their attack with tho greatest gallantry beyond their original objectives and captured BIx-schoote and the enemy's positions to the southeast and west of the village on a front of nearly 2>� miles, Including the Kortekerrt inn. During the afternoon a hostile counter attack was successfully repulsed." German Attack on Meuse Paris, Aug. 1.-After several days of artillery preparation the Germans this morning attackod the positions on the }eft bank of the Meuse river in the Verdun region which the French had captured from them on July 17. The French official statement says tho Germans were only able to reach certain advance element's of the French first line whore thoy were stopped. Qerman Report 'Copenhagen, Aug. 1.-The German semi-official report on the British offensive printed today under the head; ing "Before Great Infantry Attack," stated that the German artillery despite the terrific bombardment and tho lavish use of gas, had not let up and was obliged to pause from exhaustion on the 29th until mid-day when they attempted to escape punishment by smoke screens. * The Berlin Lokal Anzelger's military critic says the offensive was delayed and weakened by the submarine campaign and England consequently no longer is superior In artillery and aviators. Major Moraht in the Tages Zeitung "intimated the day before_the_attack_ Teutonic sovereigns. Huge Building Secured For Housing Audiences That Will Hear Superb Entertainers most of tho day on the militia estimates, but did not make much headway until late in tho evening becauso of a vigorous and somewhat prolonged debate on militia matters, but more particularly In regard to the second report by Colonel Bruce in reply to the Baptie report, which has not yet been I tabled In parliament. This report as' stated by Sir Robert Borden on several occasions has been referred to Sir Goorgo Perley, the overseas minister of militia, for a report thereon. E. M. MacDonald. who led tho attack on the government, today assorted overseas minister, becauso it reforred to his work, tho so-called second-Bruco report ho said, was not a report, but a commentary on the Baptio report. Replying to a question by Mr. Pardee, Sir Robert promised to cable Sir Goorge Perloy at once in regard to the matter. A strong plea for better treatment of non-commissioned officers In England wua made by Hon. Frank Oliver and Colonel J. D. Taylor. Col. Taylor pointed out that a non-commisloned officer as soon as he reaches England automatically reverts to ranks for a long time. Thoy had the option Ilka that the minister of militia had no. officers of reverting, but as the sur-rlght to expect to have his supply plus accumulated in England this op- It has been definitely settled that the big Eckstorm auditorium, which housed many of tho gatherings during the International Dry Farming Congress, will be tho homo of the Chautauqua entertainers for tho woolc that (hey visit the clly, August 7 to 13. This was decided today, and the advertising committee increased tholr efforts Willi the definite object in view of filling this big auditorium every day for tho entire six days of the entertainment. The people from the countryside who have been offered tho first oportunity for purchase of season tickets, are becoming enthuslatic over the big event, and a rush for tickets is anticipated for ticket day, which is Friday of this week. China May Declare War On Germany Pekiri, July 31.-The cabinet is considering a declaration of war on Germany. Wang Tan Sieh, minister of foreign affairs, has urged that China immediately follow Slam's example, and the cabinet apparently is inclining strongly toward joining the entente allies. Both LI Yuan Hung and Feng Kwo Chang hove persistently refused to accept t he presidency. the war cabinet of Mr. Henderson's move, have decided to await his return before acting. voted until the report is tabled. "Who is Sir George Perley," he asked, "that he should defy parliament and the people of Canada." W. M. German, of Well and, expressed the opinion that the report had not been tabled, because it is a condemnation of Sir George Perley, and also of the government for sending soldiers overseas who are unfit for service. Sir Robert Bordan and Sir Edward Kemp, minister of militia, both defended the course pursued by the government, and Sir George Perley, Sir Edward, while willing to admit that in the early days of the war the medical service was not everything it should be, owing to the lack of experience, said that conditions had stead-' lly Improved and that now very few physically unfit men are sent overseas. Sir Robert Borden regretted that any idea was abroad that the Cana-j dlau medical service was not efficient. ....., / tion was taken away. Now a non commissioned officer, no matter what his rank or his experience, becomes a private with a prlvato's pay. Col. Taylor said it was true an or-der-in-council had been passed to the effect that tho wives of such � men should receivo pensions as dependents of non-commissioned officors. His experience was that the pension board paid no attention to this order and went on the principle that a widow should only get what she could squeeze out of them. It she had no friends she had little chance. He had a case in his own battalion and submitted all the proof possible, but tho pension board went .round in a circle and always came back to the phrase, "he died as a private." Sir Edward Kemp, after pointing out that the matter o* pensions does not come under his department/promised to make au inquiry into the complaint. FATAL JOY RIDE Milford. Iowa, July 27.-Three per sons wore killed and another prob ably fatally injured last night whon an automobile In which thoy were riding was struck by a southbound Chicago, Milwaukee and St, Paul freight train, pitching them in the air. MARKETS . 238 . 220 . 221% Local track oats ..... ..... . 63% October oats............... 68% October flax............. . 328 WEATHER High.......... ..... .. ..... Low..................... Forecast-Fair. UP HERE Petrograd, Aug. 1.-Premier Keren-sky has returned from tho front. A "Battalion of Death" consisting of 300 Reval sailors forced four lines of enemy trenches on the western front, instead of two, as had been ordered. They then asked for re-lnforcements in order to consolidate their captured positions. Instead of reinforcing them, however, tho soldiers fired on the sailors, who, between the fires, began to retire. Only 150 of the men escaped unwounded, A sub-lieutenant and two midshipmen of the force shot themselves rather than retreat. Tho .Maximalist leaders In Helslng-fors, Finland, have been arrested. Their official newspaper has been confiscated. Tho following recruits have beon attested nt the Victoria Mansions Recruiting Office the past week for overseas service. Canadian Engineers. Donald McKenzio, Arthur Cote, William Woods, William Candalish. Edward Wallaco Reosor, W. P. Symons, Cyril Hemlngton, George Smith, James Mncdonnld, Edward Maerke, Clarence W. Hart, Ernest Hamilton, Carlo Grosslo, Samuel Smith, H. D. Davles. Army. Medical Corps. William Duke, George Bigler, Rob-ert Wylle. Harold Nathen Wood, that Gen. Halg had been unable to effect adequate infantry preparation and was afraid to attack. Hun Regiments Badly Smashed London, Aug. 1.-(Via Router's Ottawa Agency).-Telegraphing yestor* day from the headquarters of the Brt tlsh army In Flanders Reuter'i correspondent said: "The enemy which is bearing tha brunt of the British offensive Is the 4th army group of Crown Prince Run-precht, several divisions of which are known to have been very much knocked about. So much so have they been knocked about that some of them have recently been, withdrawn to the reserve. It Is certain that an appalling proportion of these troops consist of mere boys. One regiment, the normal establishment of which should be about 2,400, recently received a refit draft of some 600 lads of the 1918 class. This gives a pretty fair indication of the extent to which Germany is now feeling the drain upon her man-power. "Our artillery is working up wonderfully and the tanks are doinng doadly work amongst the smashed trenches which still conceal machine gun posts. Owing to the character of the soil there are deep dugouts hereabouts, but also many concrete cupolas which form miniature forts. Tho enemy barrage is becoming lighter, which augurs well. The weather is humid and misty and not favorable for the airmen. Prodigious Bridge Work London, July 1.-A Reuter dispatch from British headquarters after describing tho victorious advance of the British, says the Yser was crossed at many places. The bridging work was prodigious. One division alone during a single day, succeeded, under Are, in throwing up seventeen brldgea on its front. Tho French troops, says the correspondent, threw 29 bridges acroea the Yser, pushed on and repeatedly made deep advances. 6ADLY WOUNDED TAKES UP NEW POST. Macleod, Aug. 1.-Mrs. John Black received word yesterday that her eldest son John, who has been In the trenches, was seriously wounded on Saturday last.N Mrs. Black bad. three:  other son in the ranks, two others of  whom are In the trenches, and the io 4>  4> Washington, July 31.-Official dispatches to the Chinese legation today said acting president Feng Kwo Chang was on his way from Nanking to Pekln to take up his new office. youngest In England. 6 05 ;