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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 6, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETMBIUDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1917 NUMBER 200 COMMENCED IN SEVERAL SECT'NS 300 Killed in Hun Explosion Earliest Record For Spring Wheut-YieldB Will Show a Good Average NOBLE EXPECTS A 30-BUSHEL AVERAGE London, Aug. 6.-According to reportt received from the QirmM frontier by the correspondent at Amsterdam of the Exehange Telegraph Company, the explosion at Henningsdorf we* one of the wo ret catastrophic* of Ite kind In Germany since the war began. A munition factory wai wiped out, 300 persona were killed Or Injured and enormous damage was done. Hennlngsdorf has been Isolated by police and troops. Morale Russians Improves Petrograd, Aug. 8, via London. -The assistant commissary of the southwestern front, reports a marked change of feeling among the troops. Panic has died down. The divisions that were In full retreat are stubbornly defending their positions. GENERAL TO BE SHOT London, Aug. 6.-Gen. Maoovl-sky, commander of the guards corps which headed the Russian retreat In the southwest front has been ordered shot by Gen. Kornlloff, commander-in-chief, for non-compliance with his order to 4hoot deeerters. NEW OFFICIAL IS FRIEND OF BRITAIN Cutting of spring wheat lias started fet Ncmiscam on tho Foremost branch, near Rctlaw on the Sufiield branch and nl two or threc other points In Southern Alherta. The IH17 harvest Ik on, and for the next three or four weeks tho binders will bo busy. Though cutting bo far la being done only In isolated Instances, reports from nil parts of tho south Indicate that grain Is lit to cut. It ia likely that the first cutting in tho Lethbridge district, except that already done on Experimental Farm plots, will bo at the provincial jail j Amsterdam, Aug. C-In a character farm whore over 200 acres of spring j Bketeh of Dr. Richard Von Kuehlmann, Wheat are ready for the sickle. (just appointed German secretary for Tho harvest is tho earliest over foreign affairs), the Nieuwc Courant known In the history of Southern Al- ,[ tho Hague says he has always been : * >**�: IS DISCONTINUED. KAISER'S LETTER T AN IMPORT ANT Written In 1914, Just Published, Admits Germans Would Have To Invade. Belgium SCENE OF THE BATTLE IX FLANDEKS Dutch Paper Says Kuehlmann Will Endeavor to Have An Understanding borta, bciiiK a couple of v/oelw ahead of the earliest in the dry years of 1910 nnd 1014. Grain has ripened in re-j rjarkably'fast time .-wins to the lack of moisture In tho ground, and Holds on which no cutting has been done could have been cut. last week. Farm- a vigorous opponent of ruthless submarine warfare. He is also, says the newspaper, a disciple of the policy of doing everything possible to avoid the further alionation of Great Britain, believing that after the war friendship between Great Britain and Germany is The stop was taken in con- t, #v .% * 6 & � 4 � CALLED OUT OLD MEN IN AUSTRIA Zurich, Aug. 4, via London, Aug. 6.-All Hungarian members of the Landstrum up to 5-' years of age were yesterday reported for mobilization in 24 hours, according to Budapest dispatches. Huge Consignment of South Alta. Wool Being Sold in East It is hardly likely that Hon. W. .'. Hanna, Canada's new food dictator, will make a separate investigation in tethb.ridge into the' price of bread and flour as urged by the city commissioners. Such, at least, seemed to be the opinion of the commissioners at this morning's meeting of the city council when a letter from Mr. Hanna, in answer to the city's request for an investigation, was read. The letter stated that Mr. Hanna had noted the facts and they would receive due consideration. The commissioners believe that if anything is done to regulate tho prices of these, commodities it will be the result of a general scheme of price control affecting the whole of Canada. Routine business was the order of the day at the council meeting. A request was received from the board of public utilities at Edmonton for a copy of the 1916 city audit in order that it may be used in deciding what the board shall do with the city's request for power to issue debentures for the paving of 13th St. The report asked for has been sent. A letter from Louis Keel's solicitor indicated that the city was responsible for the damage done to Mr. Keel's car which was severely battered in 8 recent street car accident. The city will rep.V that it acknowledges no jesponsibility. A request from the Alexander Gait Chapter l.O.D.E. for the use of rooms on. the top floor of the city hall for sewing was granted until such time as the citv might need the space for city hall purposes. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 6.-A hitherto unpublished letter cabled by the German emperor torl'resident Wilson on August 10, 1914, firing the Kaiser's own version of how. tho world war began, appears In the-J'ublic Ixxlger in (lie first published instalment of former Ambassador James W. Gerard's book, "1L� four( years in Germany." The document is notable for the plain admission by the Kaiser that Belgian neutrality "hail to be violated by Germany on strategical grounds." The letter is printed on an autograph facsimile of t'ao original document and words and phrases appear crossed out, interlined and underscored in the Kaiser's own handwriting. By official request in Berlin, Ambassador Gerard suppressed the message to President Wilson, which the Kaiser gave him for publication. Air, Gerard uses it in his book by special permission of the president. One of tho handwritten corrections is particularly notable. It appears at the close of the German Emperor's cable letter and substitutes for tlio word "knowledge" the word "news." It thus make3 the rmost important sentence read: "Iaatead, he, (Sir E. Grey) declared England had to defend Belgium neutrality, which had to be violated by Germany on strategic grounds, news having been received that France was already prepared to enter Belgium anal'the King of the Belgians ( having refused my petition for a free passage under guarantee of his country's freedom." CRACKSWMT ii \ lAVENTir/- ALL REPULSED UTILE CHANGE Germans Attempt Attacks oil Both Belgian and French Fronts; Driven Back SOME ACTIVITIES ON SERBIAN FRONT BIG FERNIE STORE Make Large Haul By Blowing Safe in Trites-Wood * Store The above map shows in detail the whole battle lino froth Ostend on tho coast to Lille. The map, which in different form appeared originally iu the Manchester Guardian, also shows the recent small German gain on the Belgian coaBt, the big British advance in June where the Messlnes ridge was captured, and the gain of the first day in the battle now raging. O" . - German force* \ last night again attacked the now British linos in the neighborhood of Hoi-tebeke on the Belgian front, but they . were repulsed, according to the official report received by the war office today from Gon. Halg. Another German ' attack on the Brtish positions at. Westhoek also waB unsuccessful French Report Paris, Aug. 5.-The official state* ' ment Issued by the war office tonight says: "There has been no Infantry action in Belgium. Our patrols con* tlnued their activity In advance of our . lines and brought back two machine guns.. "On the remainder of the front the artillery action was intermittent and ' quite violent toward La'Royere farm and in the sector of CraonnS) and . Champagne and in the region of the -Monts. "Belgian communication: The artillery activity was quite Intense during '. the night. The enemy bombarded cer- � tain of our advanced posts and our. quiet. Wo executed a destructive fire communications. The day was fairly quiet. We executed a destructive Are  on a number of enemy batteries." Attacks on French Front. Paris, Aug. 6.-German attacks : wore made last night on the French positions east of Noisy farm, in the region south of Bovllle at Avocourt �'. wood and, in Alsace. The French official statement Issued this after- . noon, says that all the attacks were crushed by the French.artillery. On tho French front in Belgium the alt-.; uatlon..was unchanged. German Report. Berlin, August 6, via London.- . Strong British attacks were made ' yesterday against the German positions between the Ypres Menln road and the River Lys on the Belgian front, says German official statement.' All the attacks were repulsed. On Serbian Front. Army of tho Bast, Aug. 4.-The enemy cannonaded our positions on the Serbian front and between the Och-rlda and Presba Lakes but thai infantry did not attack. The British aviators bombarded enemy encampments at Demil-Hissar." Easy to Repulse British Headquarters in France end Belgium, Aug. 6, (by the A.P.).-HoW lebeke, a Belgian town south-east of Ypres, which was the scene of hurry fighting early yesterday morning, waa again the object of a German counterattack last night, but the enemy waa repulsed by the British artfllary Are before even wire entanglements in front of the trenches had been reach* ed. A Brave Fight British Front in France, Aug. S, via London, Aug. 6.-Certain of the Lancashire troops pushed beyond the ape* clfied limits of the recent advance in. Flanders and established posta. A message announcing the existence ot these' posts reached headquarters three days later. Illustrating the difficulty ot communication in such an (C0K7INUBD ON PlflE 8) Chautauqua Opens Tomorrow; Lethbridge Should Make Record C. P. R. EARNINGS. Montreal, Aug. 4.- Canadian Pacific earnings for the week ending July 31 wore $4,007,000. ~~~~ !WIfSeTS~~ Winnipeg Exchange closed today. WEATHER High....................... 71 tow ��....... ............... 45 Forecast-Mostly fair. Pakln, Aug. 2.-(Delayed).- Acting President Fang Kwo Chang today approved the unanimous decision reached at a special meeting of the Chinese cabinet to declare war on Girmany and Austria-Hungary. The ministers of the entente powers probably will meet at tha Chinese foreign office on Saturday to discuss China's declaration of war which Is expected to be issued next week. OFF FOR THE FRONT. Paris, Aug, '4'.-Section 32 of the American, field service went to the front; today. ; Lethbridge's first annual Chautauqua opens tomorrow at Eckstorm Rink. Everything points to a big week. Lethbridge occupies. a very important place In the Canadian Chautauqua movemont, says Mr. Armel, the advance man ot the Chautauqua. When the Chautauqua idea was brought to Canada by Mr. Erickson, ho came first to Lethbridge and it was here the pioneer Chautauqua Was launched. Naturally the name lethbridge has been used freely among the later towns to book .'the. Ellison White Dominion Chautauqua and so now "All eyes are on Lethbridge," i The other towns and cities are eager- j ly watching for news from Lethbridge' Chautauqua to either affirm their, sua-plclons or to calm their doubts, which shall it be tor Lethbridge-^an out-1 standing sucoess the first year or a mediocre beginning with the Idea ot "trusting to luck," to pull It serosa 7 Wouldn't it be a good Idea for Lethbridge people to adopt � the alogah, "Putting Canada on the Chautauqua Map" and make the week from the 7th to the 13th of August go dowa In Lethbridge history as being the biggest, best, and moat worth while week in the city's career and alio of being the biggest Chautauqua In Canada. For this year's programme, preten- tious as it is, can be but a forerunner of what is to come in future years when the possibilities of adequate support in Western Canada for this form of entertainment has been gauged. Once the promoters and the groups of public spirited guarantor* ; in the communities ot thla new court-1 try are assured that the people will patronize entertalnmenta ot this klrvd' whose mission It ia to inspire and to educate as well as to amuse, they .will undertake the providing of more {ambitious programmes. Within a year or two it will be possible to have the pleasure of having men whose names are known the world over in literature, art, music, and education. Necessarily, it is "up to Lethbridge to make good" and with the advance ticket sale and the general enthusiasm everything would indicate that Lethbridge is going to live up to /her standard and Is truly going to foster; the Chautauqua movement which is the biggest step towards world democracy yet launched and when Lath-', bridge Chautauqua shall have become ^ history and the educational, moral and worthwhlleness Is felt on' the eatife community, the quandary > will < be, "How did we ever get along wltkMt ttt" . � .........- ;,. 42 326?90 9654 057?35 2712 ;