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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LKTHHlUIXiK. ALIiT.f'.TA. Ti'KsnAY, .irr.Y :i, 1017 NUMBER 171' RUSSIANS TAKE MANY PRISONERS RED CROSS DAY IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS ST. LOUIS RIOTS! Gave His Life 1 1 RoiRn of Terror In Southern City When Populace Rises Against Negroes MANY DEAD AND , MUCH DESTRUCTION| East St. I-nllls. 111. July 3.- Fires which wore started hy the rioters In til'1 negro quarters at noon wore fit it -ikmI liy a high wind and spread rnplilb . potting beyond control. A general fire alarm has hern sound oil ami all lire fighting apparatus in the city w;ih hm/ied to I lie scene. Troops III;'! pnllce llfivc hurried Id 111*' :-n lie tin's where. crowds of rioie.--. r.lsn are assembled. Five or six negroes" shucks nro on fi;v and the flam to 256. Five negro riuartcrs in different sections of Fast. St. Louis were burned, luindreds of negro lionies were destroyed and approximately :',nii persons vere injured. live (ires rased simultaneously during the night. Kloven companies of the Illinois national guard, numbering about l..~iOn men, patrolled tlie str. ets at daylight, with orders to prevent any loitering at the rumors at\d any assembly of people on tin- streets. Adju'ant (ienerul Dickson of Illinois, who arrived late 1;i-t night, said tiuil troops would !>� so disposed throughout the city as to prevent a repetition of last night's do-jiiun.-tral Ions. AdjutuntUoneral Dickson said that military rule had not been established find probably would not be Property loss, due to tlie rioting, vtis heavy because the warehouse of the Southern Kailway and between ion and inn freight cars were destroyed by flames. The loss will amount to us hie.it 11s ?3n.-flOP. also was destroyed. Negro hottses to the nuinber of lab 'were burned ami many negroes nro i without homes today. Nearly 100 ne-; proerf were sheltered at pollen head-j quarters last night. Militia men made the rounds of the | Kit'"ots bringing negroes, especially ' women anil children, to the, station for safety front tlio mobs. The burning of negro homes began last night aliout ii o'clock and mobs wop: front section to section solting! more blazon. As uej;roes ran from l their cottages, the rioters lirod at them, and ninny foil back Into the denies. The burning of tho negro section was responsible, for the greatest loss of life. | dinting last night, which was Ihe culmination of a series of disturbances, which, began with the killing of a police olllcer itiicl wounding of three policemen and two civilians by negroes farly Monday morning, was different from most race troubles in that ninny women and girls took part In tho turmoil. This element of rioting first manifested itself In tho afternoon, but when the disorder was nl its height whilo women took part In outrages. The story, Illustrative of tho tompor of tho rioters, was told by (ioorgo Austin, of fit. Louis, Mo., who say tho mobs at work. White women heat negro women us they (led from their burning homos, ami tore off tlmlr clothes, lio said. Only one whito man wa.i killed in lust night's rioting, and h" was shot by a negro sniper. Two negroes worn lynched during tho night and four were killed by snipers. Tim vork of searching the ruins for bodies begnn before daylight and early it was reported that eight bodies had boon found. Hundreds of negroes, many of (hem women v.1'vying babies, crossed into fit. Louis, I*},, last night. Five htiii-wore arrested by po-l (. �,:;!> during Die nlghl. k'n. r�;'.!',vm�v,lcm'mn,ii J0,_______"'OOB Ul*l jiing '!CIATION �":^�-�nts coj.VlniH :t. Over-night War Summary MAJOR ALEX. STAFFORD. Commantler cf tlie 39th. who d'eci of wounds in France on Sunday week. T'ic above cut ic from a photograph tnkon in England after the Major's arrival there, and is tho only one he bad taken in uniform. M IN REVOLT. CELESTIAL UN! Hoy Emperoi Is Placed On the Throne And President Has Tendered His Resignation l.aiin and the villa/,'!' of K oninr.liy fortified jw j.iitioiiii i'.fMiniiy are tin; first riffi.MI:dve llluvenil'llt Corel's in oastern I'risoiiiifl ('jeof-flin/; c.'ipt i;ro of (lie mid slrutiKly stun h wnil nf i' fruit :-� of tin1 ii. -(if the lliissl.iu (iali'-ia. North 'if Knti i in-'.iy Hie Ilus-intri |h:ivee, wlili'li � is .in thu Zl:' a desperate. ri"dnt-'iiTiee by Au.st rian, iicriiian anil Turk-! is li I roups. ' rd. I In tin: Tr-'iitiiio, south of Hlva. fin ! A iistrliins have altacki'd Italian po.tl-|t ions between ],ake (iavdti and l.edro v fil ley. Homo reports that all the Austrian J 'efforts were chei'ki'd with loss. I'ekln. July 1. ( d-dayi'il l.- K.:rly to-da> lisun Tung, l17-: as iuiIi- , I ! :i In ctl'ect.. as jini|iosi'd 1>y H. 1". di.l fol-,i;iceil ami ref-onnnonilt'il by (he coai eummlrtslniier. W. II. Arrnstroiu:. us In �j;rantitij; tlie men an incroaso all i tit; tliiit!1 o'aiiil "it Hie old nijrcitmcnt of 22U tlieil1 > Seven iVrsons. .Inly :. - T'.w most disastrous fire tiiat ever visited this town wiped out a whole lilorlt of business places on Saturday night, when a bk'/.e started-in Voak im's garage and swept through tho block where it is shunted. Tlie places destroyed were (in- Farmers' storo, the garage, Harris' store, Ihc pool hall, Reynold's hardware store. anil the post office. The buildings anil cun-tenls were, a total loss, nothing being saved. There was a cerl.iin aiiiomi'. of insurance on each place save Harris' store. Tiie citizens did their he.il to fluht the blaze, but wore not aide to cope with it, and efforts were bent toward? saviiu; surroiindhiK business blocks, and residences. The loss will be a severe blow to tlio business of tho town, altlioiudi it is underslooii siiiun of tlie places will be rebuilt at once. The Medicine Hat lire do part men I made tlie 17-mile run in -IT. minutes, mill saved the adjoiniiiK build inns. The total loss is estimated at $7 5,01111. Planned To Arrest Cabinet And Uetiill Soldiers From the Front II SPECIAL IP, 10 W. Marlow, of 1'. burns store on ::rd Ave., is the winner of the i.iony at the. Red Cross celebration, holding No. F E Red Cross Netted Big Sum In Celebration Here Monday Rome, .Inly ".-A far reaohiiiK plot on tlie. part of the. Maximalist, faction of Ihc lliisslun Socialists to seize members of tho provisional government and loaders of the workmen's and soldiers' ilcniilles, and then to recall all soldiers from tlie front ami end lltn war is reiiortcd in press dispatches from Switzerland. According to llieso accounts the plot was discovered .just i\n it was aboul to be put iiilo execution, The Rovei-nnient has proclaimed martial law, it Is iinnuuneed, and i� proceeding to �i;eat larse numbers of men. Amoiin the persons apprehended, It is veperteil, are ^2 German aK'jiits. ,sTo -word nf the proclamation of martin! law in liussia has been received, and so iiir as is known, een-sornlilp lias not lieeii-restoretl. A special get-acquaintsd trip for the biiFinesa men of the city will be run to Manyberries by special train tomorrow, July 4th, when the couth town Is holding a big celebration. The train will leave Letlibr'.dge at 7 a.m., and returning will leave Manyberries at 11,30 In the evening. The Lcthbridge band is going along, and there promises to be a big day. A splendid program of sports hns been prepared. The fare for the round trip is only $2.70. HINDENBURG OFFERS AN ARMISTICE. CopenhaKen, .hmo 30.-It is reported from Gorman sources that Field Marshal von llliidenburp; lias Hfi'ain offered an tirmistico to Russia. This t -tne his wish is to suspend hostilities during the election of dele-Kates to the Russian constitutional convention. The report is in accord with preliminary intimations last weel; that von HindenburK's new offer was contemplated. Says Money Is Too Tight, And Poor Market For Security Now ^ !!+. : Southern Alberta Celebrations Were All an Immense Success tired white lieo mid Kin? With the ex'i tors bolwpol widely sopu{ r.llv eoaseil East, St. II n HtntiiKO s| and trousers tlio stroetss. ------- ''flute;AY GAMES ��" ProNi 'lianapolls ri. If all the Rod Cross celebrations in Alberta have Been as financially successful as that held at l,e.thbrid�e yesterday, the Red Cross work will have receive,I un impetus which could scarcely be hoped for in any otlior way. Klne weather, good on-tortHinmout, throngs of pretty Hod Cross workers to tempt tho dollar from your pocket, and n hearty dc-slro on the part of ovory miin, woman and child to do their little bit to help (he Rood cause along, wore- responsible for 'ho bltf cuecoss, the stupendous success, one can tniitu well describe, it of tho celebration at tho exhibition grounds yesterday. in tlio first place, I hero was the crowd. Never sueh a thronK tho :aiod old days when the lite fairs wore held or when tlio dry farnituK conKi-ess was in tiro(;ross. The grounds were throtiKeil all afternoon and evening, and tlio Bight of the grand stand packed with people was n euro for sore eyim. It Is estimated that five r>v six thousand people visited tho grounds during the ilny, and there must luivo boon a thousand antes. It was iiuito chur-uetoristlo of tlio "auto hko" to son Croat loiuv hums of curs of every description parked in tho Ki'oundii outside while tlio occupants wens on-JoyiiiK thcmsolvi's within tho prund Bland clrclo. The onliro city, it ap- peared, was in attendance, and nian> came from outside points where celebrations of a similar character were not beini; held. Tabor people, for Instance, c.tiine. splendidly to tlio aid of l.ethbrlibve celebration, ImrhiK hold their own events on Pntni'iliiy. .Many others from other points wore noticed. Was Ably Handled. Secondly, the onllrn program of events and of attractions was ably handled by the, lied Cross commit-too, and the many committees from various city oirwil'iullons, eo-iipor-atitif; witli lliein. There was no lack of excuses to spend money in the Rood eixuse. When incu j It is mentioned Unit tho niorry-jiit � round at (lie hike captured over one hundred kooiI little dollnrs in iiliout four hours, from I'lvocent fares, some idea of tlio onormimH Imalness done by tlie boothn nnd side shews on the grounds can ho obtained. Tlio committees saw to It that ovaryhody had an opportunity of buy ins entertainment and nponilliu: tbo coin alonp: liis own pnrtlculiir avenue of inclination. Kvurythiiifi wont off without a liKch, (liaulia (o (he liordos of workers who nnrolloil themselves for the day, and gavo of tlieir ufforts williout stint. (Continue!) on P-a.uk 1) p AT MAG RATH MliKrath, July 2.-Tho Red Cross celehrnt ion today exceeded tlie iiio.st siuiKuine expei'lations, oaiieciully it regard to taliins in the ciisli. W. Karreii had ilurini;' the few days iti-cluiliiiK today collected $2,000, tlie (jratlryinj; sum of $1,41)0.00 was tnkoii in at tlie votliiK contest, the result of which prncliilini.ul ?.liss byln Slielton the most popular youiiR lady in tlie (iarden City. Over :i;200.00 was mudo by the Rod Cross women nerving; meiilK and $lO0 I, Kalsmith. sunt, of the natural ri-oti i'MlUe.;, ii is lliiiiiglil t'w.r. tills will be the best record of any town in Southern Albertii. ,\n interoBting program was curried j mil, in tbo niorniii/j vloe-prosi.j ent Mrs. Ida Wood presiding. David 101 ton nrutor of tho day, delivered un eloquent discourse along the lines of R.ed Cross work, giving a graphic account nf tho lives of Florence Nightingale and Clara Burton, which was listened to wit.li rapt attention hy u largo audience. AT CARDSTON Curclston, July 3.-Dominion powder salutes arousing tho good townspeople. Not-with-stnnding about forty cars of pleasure seekers left early for Watorton Lakes and the Blood Reserve Wild West celebration, a good sized crowd from tlie district, attended. At, 11 a.m. u splendid patriotic program was heard in tlie Alberta Stake Tabernacle, every number being appreciated and the oration of Mr. !,. Hyde, and song "O Canada" by about 100 liny school children thrilled every heart. At. . p.m. on town square nearly fifty atttos wore loaded and in j Hie ll* 3J, II El Commercial figures for Juno show big incretises as follows: Post Office Figure* July 11)1(1 July 1917 Stamps...... ?4,053.I9 $4,878.34 Money orders sent 20,345.03 26,803,59 Money orders paid 18,043.40 25,636.88 Totals.......$47,522.58 $60,747.03 Increase ?13,214.45. Custom* Figures July 1916 ................. $16,055.44 July l'J17 ................ $61,888,25 Increase, $45,832.81. Bank Clearing Figure* July 1�17 ............... 13,586,041 July 19 us............. liH0,U| . Increase 93%. i ��'':-':. 1 6978 ;