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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LliTiliilUDGK, ALHHHTA. MONDAY, Mill ST 13, 1917 NUMBEIR 206 � KILLED Haider* Kill T.i, Injure Many at Southend Be� Nort-Air Defences Effective - Two Huns Destroyed. London, Aug. 12.-Twenty-throe persons, including nine women find six children, were killed, and 50 persons wore injured at Southend, in Essex. 40 miles east of London, by bombs dropped by German raidors today, uavs an official statement Issued to-night. Considerable damage, to property was caused at Southend by about 40 bombs dropped upon the town. Two men wore Injured at Roohford, but four bombs dropped on Margate, in Kent, did little damage. The latest statement follows: "Enemy raiders caused considerable damage at Southend, whore they dropped about 40 bombs. The casualties thus far reported are: "Killed, eight men, nine women, six children, about -50 people were injured. At Rochford two mon wore Injured but no damage is reported. "At Margate four bombs wore drop-pod, one uninhabited house was demolished but there were no casualties. Mostly Children London, Aug. 12.-Unofficial telegrams received from Southend shortly before night say that the deaths there aio known to have been mostly women and children. Airplanes were over the town about 10 minutes, firing aerial torpedoes as well as dropping bombs. Seventeen houses along one street were damaged without a Bingle casualty. Two Destroyed London, Aug. 13.-Two of the German machines which yesterday oven-ins raided English southeast coast watering places, were destroyed by British naval airplanes. The official statement, issued by the government, says that one of the machines was a Cotha aeroplane and the other a seaplane. i Well- Prepared London, Aug. 13.-Reports from various local correspondents indicate that the German airplane raid Sunday would have been much more Kerious but for the preparedness of the British defence. British airplanes at the first intimation of the enemy's approach arose from all points climbing upward at a terrific pace at daring angles, and beforo the Germans arrived fleets of British machines were in waiting. Activity of the airplanes and the excellent lire from anti-aircraft guns appears to have nullified the operations of the invaders virtually everywhere except at Southend. There arc many stories of scattered flights by the Germans to avoid risking engagements with the defenders. The weather was bright and fine, with a strong westerly wind, which perhaps wu;i less forcible at the great height tho raiders travelled. It appears that the largest section of the invading squadron operated over the Thames estuary, but the circumstances which resulted in Southend being tho chief victim are not apparent. The town was full of holiday-makers, numbers of whom wore only visiting for the day. Many officers were on their way to the railway stations to tako the train for London, When tho bombing began, and there were many casualties among thorn. One bomb alone killed seven persons, niid wounded many others. Elsewhere peoplo who remained in tho streets Instead of taking to cover were the chief sufferers. Ropovts from Deal, Ramsgato and other coast towns say that tho main result of tho air raid warning was to draw crowds to the sea fronts to watch tho invaders. Thanks to the promptness of tho "British aeroplanes in attacking the raiders, all these places oscapod, and the onlookers saw aerial battles, though at a dim distance. Five Americans Killed Washington, Aug. 13.-Five American passengers were lost when the American steamer City of Athens, struck a mine, and want down near Capetown, 'South Africa, on August 9th, according to today's state department dispatches. WONT GIVE PASSES 10 THE DELEGATES British and U. S. Govt. Refuse Permission to Attend Stockholm Conference Loudon, Aug. 13.-Andrew Bonar Law, government spokesman in the house of commons, told the members of the lower house this afternoon that tho government had declared that permission to attend tho international socialist conference at Stockholm would not bo granted to British delegates. To tho British delegates, Mr. Bonar Law said: "Law oiilcers of the crown have advised the government that it is not legal for any persons resident in his majesty's dominions to engage in conference with enemy subje.cta. Therefore permission to  attend the Stockholm conference ' "will not be granted. Tho same decision has been made by the governments of United States, France and Italy, with which his majesty's government has been in communication." E I CITY'S Thousands of Visitors Expected in the City This Week for Fine Line of Stampede Entertainment. Will Try Out Compulsion Measure Before Election A "bronk" ridor said to us today:: "You ain't got a horse that can't be rode." We add a word to this ron-de-lay: "Yon ain't got a man that can't bo throwed." Montreal, Aug. 13.-According to the Gazette's correspondent at Ottawa tho government house conference last week, was not hold at the instance of Sir Robert, Borden. Since Kir Wilfrid Laurier's definite refusal to ko in a coalition government there have been no negotiations by Sir Robert to this end, says the correspondent, and adds: "Tills week will bring before parliament the amended soldiers' vote, a. bill which will guarantee in greater measure the registration of the overseas soldiers' vole, u Is also reported that the franchise bill will be forthcoming. Willi such legislation In prospect prorogation is not in sight." No Election In October Toronto, Aug. 13. - The Sunday Wuild printed the following item yes- terday: "Sir Wilfrid Lnurlpr Is expected In Toronto about next Wednesday to attend-all important conference. It Is understood tho leader of the Liberal party has requested a meeting of Liberals to meet him when hn arrives here, and it is expected his wishes will lie fulfilled according" to a well-informed member who returned to tho city from Ottawa for the week-end. Complete reorganization of tho party in Toronto will bo gone into, with all factions getting a chance to partlefpate. "The same authority briiiKS word that Montreal Conservatives have been informed that the election will not be hold In October, but will be deferred in order to give the tribunals a try at the military sorvlce act, with the exemption to service being most generous." SIR � .> 4 O  f> *fr *fr ^ will CONSCRIPT IMMEDIATELY T Odessa, Aug. 9, via London, Aug. 13. -The' Germans nro distributing numbers of proclamations, signed by Brluco Leopold of Bavaria pointing out to Russian troops the great need of immediate peace with Germany, in view of the> recent disasters on tho southern front, and urging them not to listen to Kerensky, who is leading Russia to ruin. Sebattopol Attacked Sobastopol was attacked on Tuesday by enemy aeroplanes which throw bombs on the suburbs. BOMB HUN AIRDROME Camp Borden, Ont., Aug, 12. -"Wo are going to put the conscription bill into forco right away," emphatically declared Sir Edward Kemp, minister of militia, who yesterday afternoon paid his first visit this year to Camp Borden. Regarding his visit to camp. Sir Edward stated that it boro no special significance. He was accompanied by Major-General Gwatkin, chief of the general staff, and Major Bristol, of militia headquarters. Lethbridge this week entertains its I first big stampede. .Judging from reports coming from all parts of the country, Lethbridge is also going to entertain its largest crowd since the Dry Farming congress. Tho hotels are today filling up with riders rind other performers who have como from the ends of the continent to compote. The billeting committee is already busy finding sleeping accommodations for those who are coining In. The B-iiicher Siiows arrived in the city this morning and are busy setting up their tents near the administration hall at the fair grounds. Tho shows will be ready to open in time for tho stampede. Ad. Day's string of bronchos came in by freight today from Medicine Hat and Mr. Day will be on tho job doing everything he can to make the big show a success. Mr. Day has put on more stampedes than any man in Alberta and there isn't anything about the game that ho doesn't know. Mike Hastings of wild west fame is in the city from Cheyenne. He is accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Fox Hastings, who is a lady buster of repute. All the stampede events arc in readiness for Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The date being a half holiday, it is expected that the stands will be jammed by spectators. Thursday, the second day of the show, will probably see tho largest crowds, as will be more outside peoplo present on that date. Everything I points to a gigantic crowd which will J put Lethbridge on the map for the fair and stampedo which will be held next year. The housing of tho visitors fs receiving tho careful attention of the committee. Feeding the multitude will ho another task, but this is fairly well provided for what with the hotels and restaurants and the fact that the big Raymond restaurant association will arrive tomorrow morning prepared to feed 5,000 people daily. Tho race track has been put in the best of condition, with a fine cushion that will make for speed. A number of fast horses have already arrived and are in the barns at tho grounds today. And last, but not least. Ray Knight, the Buffalo Bill ot the show, will arrive in tho city today and will remain to take charge until the Inst bell iB rung. His heart Is in making the stampede a success. He has made a great success of the two stampedes held in Raymond in connection with their fair the pp.st two years. This is the biggest, proposition he has over tackled In the stampede lino and he ia leaving nothing undone to make it tho best ever. FOOT RACES Sheffield rules must govern. Penalties for breaking: first offence, 1 yard; second offence, two yards; (COKXINUED ON page 0) Fear Crisis in The British Govt. Over Labor Situation London, Aug. 13.-A statement by Arthur Henderson, labor leader, and minister without portfolio in the British war council, who Tesisned Saturday, wan expected to he made this afternoon in parliament and it was assumed that Premier Lloyd George would reply immediately. It wad reported that Mr. Henderson would demand production of all communications between the British and Russian governments with reference to the Stockholm conference with a view to showing that the premier put a wrong interpretation on tho Russian telegram he quoted in tho letter to Mr. Henderson. *lf tho house of commons endorses the demand a secret session is likely to bo held for the communication of certain documents, reference being made in the morning newspapers to a telegram which it is said M. Kerensky, Russian premier, sent, to Albert Thomas, French minister of munitions, declaring that the Russian government not only was not interested in the Stockholm meeting but that Premier Kerensky himself hoped tho conference would not bo held. Russian delegates, Erllck and Rous-anoff, now in London, without referring specifically to this alloged telegram, have given ltd the Daily News a statement to tho effect that there is no evidenco that Premier Kerensky and the Russian govern- ment oppose the conference, and declaring they received from the council of workmen and soldiers' delegates less than n week ago a request to hasten arrangements for tho conference. They say the communication received by the British government from Petrograd does not alter its position in the least degreo and affirm tho Russian government cannot officially support the conference but certainly does not oppose it. It seems to be the general opinion of parliamentary writers that things will not bo straightened without trouble. Possible dissolution of parliament to ascertain tho country's feelings by a general election is suggested by the Daily News, which supports Mr. Henderson, and which says the government Is approaching a sorinus crisis. If the labor conference to he hold on the 21st upholds Mr. Henderson and endorses the vote at tho labor convention Friday to attend the Stockholm meeting, all labor ministers, who number seven, must withdraw from the government, the papers say. In such circumstances, according to tho premier's friends ho will immediately advlso the king to dissolve parliament. On the other hand the Daily Mews says that if the conference on tho 21st fails to support Henderson the crisis will be ended. Portland, Me., Aug. 11.-Sir William Mortimer Clark of Toronto, lieutenant-governor of tho province of Ontario for five years, died today at Prout'H Necy, where he had been spending the summer. He was 81 years old. ? > > > > > �: > > AT THE STAMPEDE Veterans Here Will Show People How It Is Done-Display War Relics : : > �6 Thousands who visit the stampede on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will got their first opportunity to view a little bit of transplanted "Somewhere in France" for the Great War Veterans association have, as part ot their display, dug a front line trench, a communication trench, put up the parapet and sand bags, more than 100 of them, placed a couple of periscopes in position, and they hope to have a Lewis machine gun on its emplacement. In front of the trenches will be the barbed wire entanglements. The shell holes will be about tho only thing lacking. All day yesterdays about a dozen of the returned soldiers worked hard, gathering many blisters to make possible this realistic bit of trench. In conriection with the display the veterans are erecting a teat where they will have on display various war relics. Those entering the tent will pass out through the trench and the communication trench at the roar. Incidentally they will view a dugout such as those at the front in which the boys sit when writing letters home] ,- The proceeds will go to the G. \V. V.' A. ENTRIES FOR HORSE RACES BE War Is The Great Leveller, Says Capt Hindley In Strong Speeches London, Ailg. 11.-British naval airplanes on Thursday night dropped several tons of bombs on the German Airdrome in tho Belgian town of Chis-tellos, on the Kuidwoge railway sidings and on the Thourout railway Junction, the British admiralty announces toduy. On Friday ufteVnoon British airmen dropped bombs on the German Airdrome at Sparappeluoclt. Throe thousand people crowded Into the Eckstorm auditorium last evening on the occasion of the Bpecial Sunday evening session of the Chautauqua when Miss Ada L. Ward and Rev. W. J. Hindley were the speakers. It was tho largest crowd ever gathered together at one time In a patriotic event in the history of Lethbridge. Tn addition to Miss Ward and Rov. Hindley, tho program included u vocal solo t>y Miss Olive McCormick, a violin solo by Miss Byriwn and a dramatic reading by Mr. Olson, all of the Chautauqua circuit. A collection amounting to |343 was taken up for patriotic purposes. Half of it will go to local patriotic funds and halt to Miss Ward to be used in England for the entertainment fund for Canadian soldiers. The Teat of the West A very stirring lecture was delivered by Rev. Mr. Hindley-on "The Test of the West," which was a very patriotic and inspiring appeal to the peo*ple who are peopling the last great west. Rev, Mr. Hindley declared that the only patriotism that will survive tho war is a religious patriotism, and that tho west has that kind of patriotism is proven by the honor rolls which ap-peur on the wall of every church, And that is the teat ot the west. The east has said that the went is materialistic, but when the war broke out.- the. four western provinces proved themselves by their onlistmonts of men and by tho generosity of their gifts. Wild rug-gedness and loyal hearts go to make up tho westerner. Speaking of the conscription issue, tho speaker said ho honored tho ,mon who, on tho iloor of tho houso, stood out against their leader that Canada might do its duty by tho empire and tho boys at. the front. But conscription, be said, would affect very littlo tho districts west of tho Groat Lakes, They have already done tholr bit in an admirable'way. After the Profiteer The spirit of tho woat. ho further declared, will not allow t?io exploiter, the' speculator and the profiteer to fatten off tho sufferings of tha people of Canada and the boys at tho front. Ho called on the government to apply the same rule to commodities as to men of flesh and blood. It men are conscripted, then commodities must be unless dealors will see to it that they are . delivered to the people without abnormal profits such as some concerns havo bcuu making. "Material goods" declared tho speaker, "shall not be rated higher on the floor of parliament than the llfeblood of the men who make up the nation." Ho declared that if the price of the farmer's wheat is fixed then must the price of flour and other wheat products be tljted. , {COIWNUSD OK VAQi 6J London, Aug. 13.-THe. H. Henderson and Pte. R. Dnsenbury, Canadians, respective numbers 405G18 and 592S1, have succeeded in escaping from Germany. They were taken prisoners in the battle of Sanctuary wood in June last year. The Germans first moved them to Dulmen and then to Munster-last from Mons. They had been working in quarries. No actual brutality to the prisoners took place so long as tboy worked hard. Being in the pink of condition, Henderson and Dnsenbury were able to do this. The food, however, was insufficient, parcels from the red cross arrived mostly in good shape, and except for theso the prisoners would certainly have gone near starvation. "We had resolved for a long time to try getting away," said Henderson. "These parcels from homo came in awful bandy and we managed to save something out of them for nearly a couple of months hiding stuff about camp. "One night wa w-M'o out n bit later than usual, so just as darkness was coining wo slipped off without causing the nlarm. We went for our hidden parcels and found them all right, although some were rain-soaked. "Of course wo did not travel in tho day tlmo. Our food gave out, but we got along with turnips from tho fields and fruit from the orchards. Onco we found a friendly chicken who went the rest of the journey inside ufe. It was good fun, and the weather was fine. "When wo crossed the frontier wo woro Bent to Rotterdam and treated very kindly." All entries for tho horse races during tho stampede must be made by 32 o'clock noon on the day before the races. All stampedo entries for events other than horse races must be made at stampede headquarters to S. F. Kimball, secretary-treasurer, by eight o'clock Tuesday evening. Chairman Bennion ot the racing committee has ruled that, judges' and starter's decisions are final and any driver showing intention of using clandestine methods will bo ruled off the grounds. � it. ENER AND R. B. TO SENATE; REPORT Calgary, Aug. 13.-The Morning Albertan says R. B. Bennett will not run again in Calgary and that Edward MIchener will relinquish the Conservative leadership in the province. It says both are to be appointed senators when new seats are provided before tho general election. The Albertan also says Dr. Michael Clark will not run in Red Deer because of the feeling against him among the Liberals, but will retire from politics till the end of the war. ? . WAR RELICS WANTED Those who have war relics of any kind aro naked to loan them to the war veterans for their display at tho Btiimpode. If those who havo Buch relics will leave their names at tho Herald office, the relics will bo called for and returned in good condition. ?  � * ? * London, Aug. 13.-Captain Noel Godfrey Chavas, soli of the Bishop of Liverpool, who has died of wounds, had received both tho military cross and tho Victoria Cross, the latter for tending wounded all day under heavy fire, saving 20 wounded men and remaining in tho front line for three days. It is understood that this act was per formed in the Canadian lines. A twin brother is serving as captain and another brother as medical officer. MESSAGE TO RUSSIANS London, Aug. 11.-King George has sent tho following telegram to" Prime Minister Kerensky of Russia: "At the commencement of the fourth year of tho great conflict which still rages, and at the moment when you are re-established in the leadership of the free Russian people, I desire to assure you and them that the British peoples will never relax their efforts against our common enemies.. "In combined force, resolutely exerted by the allies will be found the security of an honorable peace and true liberty to the world. I rerognize nil that Russia is now called upon to bear, but I have faith in her powers to face and overcome her formidable difficulties in thiB hour of trial." (Signed) George R.I. British Fight Hand to Hand With Huns Contesting fop Important Post in Wood on Belgian Front. (By the Associated Press) British Front in Belgium, Aug. 12. -Hand-to-hand fighting of tho most furious nature in which bayonets and clubbed rifles were titilisrod, develop-in Glencorso Wood yesterday as a result of a German counter attack by which the enemy retook the southeastern portion of this elevation. Glencorso Wood was tho southern extremity of the lino taken by the Bri-' tlsh in Friday's offensive, and as It commanded surrounding country the Germans determined to regain it at any cost. Yesterday's counterattack was most determined. The Germans preceded their infantry advance by an intense bombardment from guns of all calibres, and then sent troops forward under heavy barrage. They were met by a strong British artillery fire, and as they approached , the wood were mowed down .in large numbers by machine gun fire, but the Germans were willing to pay, the price for this important position, and infantry were hurled forward through the rain of death until the wood itself was reached Two British' battalions, tho Queoh's Royal West Surrey and Bedford's made a valiant fight against numerically superior enemy, being forced gradually to withdraw, battling evory inch of tho way with their bayonets and their rifles used as clubs. In the northwest portion of the wood, however, they made such a determined stand that tho enemy was unable to con-1 Unite his advance and the British retained this position. German losses were extremely heavy, being greatly in excess of the British casualties. Westhoek ridge position which the British took Friday morning, has been held ? gainst numeroua counter attacks by the Germans and the line now ".extends..along the forward crest of the ridge with its left on the Yprea-Roulers railway and tho right merg-, ing into Glen'corse Wood. German prisoner.'? say that they were taken, by surprise in Friday's offensive, and that the British were upon them beforo they were aware that the attack was impending. Fighting along the ridge and in Gloncorse Wood on Friday was most bitter and sanguinary, a large part of the ridge being taken with the bayonet. Heavy casualties, were inflicted on the defenders. At one strongly defended point the Germans withstood the British for three hours with machine gun fire and the position was rushed by attackers, the Germans being forced out. Glencorse Wood also was tilled with machine guns tind the Queens and Bedfords who finally captured it had to fight their way through a veritable hall of lead. On the Alan* Front Paris, Aug. 13.-Germans attacked last night on the Aisne front in an effort to recapture trenches taken by the French on Saturday. Today's of. flclal statement says they were repulsed with losses. Nothing Special London, Aug. 13.-"There is nothing special to report from the France-Belgium front, says today's official communication. - Close Race in New Elections Miners' Officers District 18 MARKETS Spot wheat................. 240.. Ootober wheat .............. 209 Local track oats ............ 56% October oats ................ 65% October flax ............i... 339|/2 WEATHER hibh........................... " Low............................ W Pereeait: Fine and warm. (Special to tho Herald) Pernio, Aug. 13.-Returns from tho Saturday's election ot officers In district 18 are coining in very slowly, and as yet the results In any one contests are uncertain. Fernle gavo Biggs, for president, 222, Graham 100. ' Drumbellor-Biggs 19�, Graham 37. Coleman-Biggs 57, Graham 111). Carbondale-Biggs 53,'Graham 158. Blairmore'-Bisiss 60, Graham 58, Frank-Biggs 34, Graham 05. Hillcrest-Biggs 48, Graham 132. Bellevue-Biggs 87, Graham 117. Corbin-Biggs 19, Graham 23, Michel-Biggs 87, Graham 113. These polls give Graham a majority of 66 over Biggs, but it is thought that Lethbridge and tho north country will overcome this lead, and give Biggs a majority in the whole district. Tho race for vice-president Is also close with Judications favoring Dick- inson's election. The secretary- treasurer's race is very uncertain as to totals, but Browne, France and Carter load in tho order named, i A second election will be necessary in that contest, the two highest candidates bolng voted on a second timo. - i Vote at Fernle (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Aug. 12.-At the election of officers for district 18, U. M. W, of A., hore yesterday there was a light vote, Thomas Biggs leads for president, receiving 222 votes to Wm. Graham's 100. N. P. Dickenson received 222 votoB for vice-president to Mr. Patterson's 41. ... In the raco 'or secretary, France leads with 117, Peacock second with 68, and Carter third vfith 55. Browne gets 33, Johnson 18, and Lote 11. Sherman received 226 votes tor sub-district board member and Marsh:94. Tho vote for other officers la not given. ,. i....., SPECIAL TRAINS FROM THE SOUTH Arrangements havo been made for a special train from Coutts to the stampede on Wednesday morning. The Cardston train will be held until two hours later each evening during the stampede, leaving at 18.15. It will pick up passengers at the fair grounds. Wednesday will be a holiday at Raymond and Magr'ath when those towns will close up shop to visit the stam-< pedo here. It is expected that monster crowds will visit the stampede from the Cardston branch, and the C. P.R. is putting on extra coaches to tako care of them. Trains on other branches run at, times which will give people, from all over the south an opportunity to visit Lethbridge at half fare rates. RED CROSS TAG DAY HELPERS The Red Cross rooms In the post office building will be open Wednesday morning at 9 where helpers can receive boxes and tags and they will remain open until 8 p.m. each day so that returns can be made. Afternoon tea will be served in the rooms each day for the helpers.- i;......vvv...... 16 27 336? ;