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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta fVOLUME X. LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, � SATURDAY, AUGUST 25,1917 NUiMBER 217 BECAUSE OE POOR EOOD Typhoid and Dysentery Arc Rampant and Population Dying Off by Hundreds in 'Big Cities London, Aug. 25.-ItoportB in Berlin newspapers received here show hotter than had been understood that depression in Germany in rogarcl to tlie war and Its-- outcome has been intensified by a fearful epidemic of typhoid fever, dysontry and other com-plaluta attributable to insufficient ancl bad food, which is breaking out in all parts of the empire, it. is no long'.-r possible to conceal this, dcaplte tho utmost effort!) of tho government. Basle and Zourich in Switzerland, report that full confirmation has been received of a serious outbreak of typhoid and dyaentry, In numerous German cities, particularly Cologne, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Mulhouse, where thc3e diseases have become epidemic, children and underfed adults being tho first and most numerous victims. In Mulhouse the epidemic threatened to develop a panic. Deaths were so numerous that wagons were used to make the round;: nightly and gather the dead under cover of darkness to prevent the peoplo from learning how grave tho situation was. These developments are influencing German opinion more than military factors. Even in the Westphalian Industrial center where war work '.a centred and tho greatest effort has been made to provide food and other necessaries, conditions there are so bnd that labor is in constant turmoil and tho people aro greatly disappointed because for a Jong time they have been held up by promises that England surely would bo starved and compelled to make peace by August.  � TAKE SINGLE MEN FIRST. PLANT AT RIGUARD, QUE., WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY EXPLOS- j IONS 33 * * * * ? > night in the neighborhood of Lorn-baertzydo and secured a few prisoners and machine guns. There was considerable artillery activity early this; morning east of Epehy," Italian Advanoe Rome, Aug. 25.-The tricolor �t Italy has been flying since yesterday on the summit of Monte Santo which was the Austrian stronghold on tho Isonzo front, according to the Italian, official statement. The Italian second army. Gen. Cadorna reports, hat broken through the Austro-Hungarlan line of defense at several points and is closely pursuing Austro-Hungarlans who are retiring and defending difficult ground yard by yard. German Report. Berlin, Aug. 25.-The German line on the northern fringe of Merenthag wood, in the region of the Ypres-Menin road has been pushed back Bomewhat by the British, the war office announces. The Germans are reported to have captured Lillemon* Farm, south ot Venhnille. TO BADLY FOOLED BY Dr. Tuller, Home From Front, Tells How Hun Soldier* Have Been Fooled CANADA PROUDER THAN EVER OF GALLANT SONS Ottawa, Aug. 23.-Sir Edward Kemp minister of militia, has sent the following , congratulatory cablegram to Sir Arthur Currle: "On behalf of all ranks of our military forces In Canada, I desire to extend to you and to the officers and men under your command warmest congratulations upon* the splendid manner in which Canadian troops have conducted themselves during the fighting around Lens, in defeating tho pick of the German army against heavy odds, and steadfastly holding gains made in the face of a desperate and repeated counter-assault. Canada is prouder than ever of her gallant sons who have so bravely and determinedly maintained her honor. We mourn with you the loss of many brave comrades." Windsor, Ont., Aug. 25.-Expecting that Bishop Fallon, head ot the London Catholic diocese, will attempt to compel thorn to accept Rev. Father Laurendeau as rector of our Lady ot the Lake  church at Ford City, the parlshionei-3 today hung out a "No surrender" sign. The Bishop is expected to arrive Sunday. According to members of the guard stationed about the church, and the presbytery, a committee, the names of which were refused for publication, has been appointed to "deal with Bishop Fallon," so It was announced. NO FRIE'ND OF GERMANY. Stockholm, via London, Aug. 24.- The appointment of Dr. Alexander Wekerle as Hungarian premier marks a step ot tho utmost importance toward real democratization ' and complete independence free tfrn German influence. Count Julius Andrassy was impossible because lit) is pro-Qer-inan and the anti-German element has gained the upper hand in Hungary. On the other hand the Hungar-ianism of the new premier is above reproach. He is known to be no friend of Germany. He la one of the most popular of Hungarian statesmen noted for his democratic spirit. WEATHER Hiah .................... Lot*..................... - Forecast-Fine andjwarm. 81 41 PATRONIZE EXCURSION TO ETZIKOM ON WEDNESDAY Lethbridge wholesale and retail men should see to It that they have a good representation on the special train which travels to Etilkom on Wednesday next for the fair there. Tho enterprising people ot the new town are holding their first fair and deserve all the encouragement possible. The special train will leave Lethbridge at seven o'clock In the morning, and a cheap fare has been arranged tor the round trip, returning the same evening. Lethbridge should have a good delegation on this trip. Dr. P. W. Tuller arrived home yesterday after completing his year in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Dr.. Tuller is full of the experiences gained while at the front, considering it the greatest year of his lite. He had plenty of opportunities to see everything for medical men at the front are given plenty of chances to move about to various parts ot the line. For three weeks he was in a British hospital in England. At another time, during an attack he waB located in an advanced dressing station in the German second line trenches. He has seen war In all its fury. Casualties, he says, are heavy on' both sides, though heavier on the German side than on our sowing to the superiority ot allied artillery and their mastery of the air. Dr. Taller confirms the report that the Huns have changed their mode of fighting. In the early days they kept their front line trenches heavily,, manned, and their casualties from the allied fire preparatory to an attack were enormous. Now however, they man the front line trenches lightly with machine gunners in cement emplacement often four feet in thickness � and strengthened by bands 6f iron serving the place of infantry. The second lines are not strongly held either, but the third lines and reserves are heavily held. Dr. Tuller says' he saw with his own eyes machine gun emplace-ments on the Somme where the German machine gunners were in fortresses from which there was no way ot exit, and that after the attack had passed these men were alive, and unable to get out though direct hits by high explosive shells had been made on the emplacements. Dr. Tuller also confirms the stories told by correspondents to the effect that German soldiers are led to believe that London is a pile of smoking ruins and that the submarines have chased the allied ships off the sci. .He talked with one big German who had been a waiter in the Ritz-Carlton before the war. He was a prisoner and was back behind the British lines pre* . paratory to being sent to England. He told the doctor that London was in '. ruins, and said he wouldn't be sent' to England to starve because the British had no boats to take them across the channel. The doctor said It was his sad duty to-inform him that he would be in a British prison camp in a tew days. Dr. Tuller states that the percent-age ot dead to wounded is about the same now as it was earlier in the war though the wounded are now receiving the best ot treatment and a large percentage ot them are saved. He states that he understands Dr. McNally has signed with the R.A.M.C. for another year .till 16038676 49 74541 65 62876 05?776 54 ;