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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta volume x; LKTHBMDCE. ALBERTA. friday, august 3, 1917 WET WEATHER STOPS THE DRIVE OF ALLIES IN BELGIUM KEREN8KY, RUSSIA'S NEW-FOUND PREMIER, DICTATOR AND IDOL, SPURS ARMY TO ACTION Germans Claim to Have Taken Capital of Bnk-owina From Retreating Russian Troops. HAS KEEN SCENE OF BIG FIGHTING Berlin, Aug. S, via London.-Csserno-wltz, tlio capital of Bukowina, has been captured by tlio Teuton forccH, according to the ofllclal statement issued today by the German general �tnlf. Czernowltz has been tho scene of eome of the most bitter fighting of the war and the Ilukowlna capital has changed from Teuton to Russian hands altogether ten tlmep. Czernowitz is situated on a'.hill south of the Ulvor Pruth and is about 140 miles south-east of Lemberg, the capital of Galicla. Before the war itr population was about 70,000. Still Retreating Petrograd, Aug. 3.-Kimpolung, in Southern Bukowina, lias heen evacuated by the Russians, the war olflce announced today. Tho Russians are now engaged with tho Austro-German forces on the Hiver Bystritza. Between the Dniester and tho Pruth the Bus-Man retirement is continuing. Tho Russian forces in south-east Galicla, tho ofllclal announcement says, after a battle with the Austro-Clermans, retired across the river Zbrocz at its confluence with the river Dniester. Improvement Tn Morale London, Aug. 3.-The Times correspondent at Russian headquarters on the south-west front under duto of July 31,- confirms reports of improvement in the" morale in the Russian army as a consequence of mi-nsiires against dosertion and panics. The correspondent says that the affected Russian rogtments have returned to the front. Emperor William and Field Marshal Von Ma'ckenzen according to the same dispatch made a triumphant entry into Tarnopol. NEW. RUSSIAN T2EGIMENT5pass KE&ENSKY//* REVIEW ^ , NOTE the. WIWATURE MASCOT . ' Pnec^nn3.0 PlCtUrGS show thR( y�?,hfl11 Socialistic Premier. War Minister when the pictures were taken, addressing �WENSKYMes SALUTE DEATH OF YOUNG E MEE'S BOOK WERE Want Voluntary System For The Patriotic Fund Discontinued Now Would Not Allow It to Circulate Here Because Libel On Canadians Calgary, Aug. 3.-At tho annual meeting of the Southern Alberta branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund hero yesterday, it was decided that the branch .should raise $375,000 during tlio year commencing Sept. 1st, provided the Dominion Government declined to accede to the tinan- ! imous request of tho meeting that the fund should no longer be left to vol- ' untary contribution but should ho raised by the Dominion by taxation, I and the separation allowances increased, thus doing away with the fund altogether. Police Believe Stolen Auto Will Furnish Clue to Cause of Death More than a little mystery surrounds the death of William Welsh, tho young Barons farmer who was found dead on the road about a mile from that town some days ago. A stolen automobile is believed to., be the clue to the young man's death and the Alberta Provincla.1 Police are now working on this lead> in the hope-of solving the tangle. . According to the finding of the coroner's jury Welsh was struck by a swiftly moving object which resulted In fracture of tho skull. Marks on the body indicate that ho was knocked down by an auto, the top of the skull being badly smashed. The polico havo now learned that on the night of the fatality the automobile beloning to Olaf Wold of Barons, was taken from the main street by some person unknown. The next morning it wua found near the C.P.R. station, with part of the hood gono and tho radiator badly smashed. Everything points to tho belief that tho -automobile had been stolen either by n joy-rider or by someone who intruded to make a getaway with it, later returning it in the hope that the accident, would be blamed on the owner of the car. The police are working hard on the case. Too many auto accidents are happening these days and there Is too much of a tendency to steal cars �which are loft unguarded by tho owners, Win. Welsh wns a son of Thomas Welsh, a farmer, near Barons. * # AMERICAN DOLLAR , DROPS IN VALUE. Amoy, China, Aug. 3.-Today tho American dollar here is worth $1.50 silver in Chinese coin, This represents a drop of three cents since July 1st, The normal rate is about $2.25 Chln^, silver.  Same week last year B39.67S + --> * 1325,207 * Increase, 51%.  > � MARKETS 6pot wheat.............. Local traok wheat....... October wheat.......... Local track oats......... October oats............ October flax ............ 240 220 227 62% rWt 332 WEATHER High .:...................... i-6w..............^. ... Forsoast*,!-1*** ehansie. ...... c 86 4� PLIGHT CADET KILLED Camp Borden, Ont.,, July 3IT-Flight Cadet i. H. Peterson, of .Comber, Ontario, wan killed in an neroplane crash five miles west of tho camp this morning/and Cadet Archibald, of Victoria, B.C., suffered a broken leg. Archibald was unable to give un connected account of how the accident occurred. 1__1-i-U___I-i------- 1...-J---ULL. ' Calgary, Aug. 3.-No, Sir Clifford Sifton is not going to the Winnipeg convention. That is a convention of western Liberals, and he is not western now. .......... No, ho Is not acting in co-operation with the Liberal consorlptionists in the bin"" of commons,, He Is acting for hininolf. Wuukl no become a'member of a coalitlou 'government? Well, that is a funny question to ask a man. These wore replies-made .'to questions put to Sir Clifford last night when he reached Calgary.' SB� PROOF OF GERMANY'S GUILT Washington, D.C., Aug. 3.-Qer-many had possession of Austrla'a ultimatum to Serbia 14 hours before It was delivered to Bslgrade. according to,positive Information \ which has reached officials here a.id which was made public today for the first time. It was stated that Foreign Secretary 2!ihmer< mann admitted this hlmeelf when preessd very clossly a� to Germany's fore knowledge "of the action of her ally, whleh precipltat-the European war. EASTWARD Take Headquarters Staff lit Flanders Farther Inland For Fear of Being Cut Oft' From Troops. WEATHER HALTS ALL OPERATIONS London, Aug. 3.-Reports are coming from Holland which declare that' the Germans are moving their headquarters in Flanders further east which bears out earlier stories that the Kaiser's generals feared their lines might be broken and the forces' in Delgium isolated. That the battle of Flanders will last several weeks at least is well understood here. The allies are using men and material on a. scale hitherto unknown. "It Is general-' ly conceded," says a high British authority, "that on the result ot this offensive will depend the question of whether it is feasible to drive the Germans by force of arms from the occupied territory and also the wider question of the value ot a frontal offensive as a general strategic principle." Regain Ground London, Aug. 3.-British troops, ac* . cording to the ofllclal statement issued today by the British war depart- ' ment, already have regained part of the ground lost when the Germane penetrated the British front line trenches on infantry hill, to the east � bt Monchy Le Preux last night. French Repulse Attacks Paris, Aug. 3.-Troops ot the German Crown Prince after an Intense artillery bombardment last night delivered several violent attacks against the JfYench positions near Corny In .the Afsne region along a front ot about 1,600 yards the French official. state-ment issued this afternoon saya that all the attacks were repulsed. On the Belgian front the bad weather continues. Are Holding Positions British Front in Franco and Bel-glum, Aug. 2.-(By the A. P. delayed). -The British and the French and the Germans alike along the front of the battle In Flanders, still held their positions late today in an iron grip of bogland produced by the territorial rainstorm which has been deluging the battle line. Beyond artillery operations which are continuing with great Intensity, there is little activity with the ezcep-tioti of one or two points and the Brit, ish and French were resting la consolidated and strongly organised positions commanding the territory which they captured from the Germans in the first few hours' onslaught. St. Julien today continued to be a storm center, the artillery of both sides pounding Bteadily at their opponent's positions at this place. The. British were again in possseslon of tho 300 yard front Just north ot Fret-enberg. In a sharp drive laat night after, heavy artillery preparation the British forced the Germans from that strong position and have held it since. This was the only German counter attack of any consequence since Wednesday. Reports ot Tuesday's battle show that the front between Hollebeke and LabasBevllle was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the day. The Australians and English charging along this line, swept over many Germans lying in shell holes who were overlooked in the semi-darkness. After the British troops had gone beyond these holes the Germans began sniping at the rear of the advancing forces. These snipers were eventually dealt with and the shell holes cleared. The German troops in this section made a stiff tight in the ruined village of Hollebeke. The British were faced with large numbers ot concrete dugouts which had no surface entrances but which were approached by tunnels. The attacking troops forced their way into these strongholds which contained large numbers of men and blew.them to pieces with bombs. This underground tunnel is stlil oiled with German oodles, Situation Unchanged. British Front in France, August 3rd.-(By A. P.)- Artillery duels ot considerable intensity continued last night along the battle front in Flanders, but generally speaking the German guns were less active this morning and the situation was unchanged. At daybreak the Germans concentrated a heavy gun-fire on the newly acquired British positions in the area south ot the Ypres-Menin Road. A Oerman Report. , Copenhagen, August 3.-A semi' official survey ot the Flanders battle :, aupplted by the German general staff, through the Wolff bureau mentions1 that Blxschooto three times cha|iget (Commuao ox Each f^. 18163468 ?11817 ;