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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. NUMBER'171" RED CROSS DAY IN LETHBRIDGE AND SOUTH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS Reign of Terror In Southern City When Populace Rises Against Negroes MANY DEAD AND MUCH DESTRUCTION Gave His Life East SI. Louts, III.. July which were started, hy ihc rioters In the negro.quarters at noon were fan- ned by a high wind and spread rapidly, getting beyond control. A genera! fire alarm has been sound- ed and all fire fighting apparatus fn I tic city was lo ihe scene. Troops and police have burned to llic scene of Ihc flrea where crowds of rioter? also arc assembled. Five or sii negroes' shacks are on fire and Ihc flames spreading rap Jdly. Two fire companies have arrived from St. Louis, Mo., to help fight the blaze which contlnuts'lo spread. Reign Terror- East St. Louis, 111., July survey of casualties In last, night's rioting Ink- pn at 9.30 this morning, showed 24 hoillcs recovered, Including three Tvhlles, and 74 tvounded negroes, Toll of Deaths .ICaet. SL Louis, III., July citizens of East Louis awofce Ihls morning after a' brief, rest that a niyhl of riollnj, llicy hegau lo lake stock of the. results of the wive MAJOR ALEX. Commander cf the '39th, 'died of wounds in France en Sunday week. T'IC abova cut is from a phalograph taken in England after the Major's arrival there, and Is the only one he had taken In uniform. terror fast night. T7ic death list that1 confronted Ihe- city, known to be at least 20, and esll- malcs ran from Five negro quarters In different sec- tions of East St. Louts were burned, hundreds.of negro homes iverc de- stroyed and approximately 3PQ persons v.-ere injured. Five fires raged simullaneously dur- ing1 (he night. Eleven companies of the na- tional guard, numbering about men, patrolled the streets al daylight, wllli orders to prevenl any lolttrlnp at llic corners and any assembly of peo pie on liit: slrccts. .Adjiitanl-Oenoral nickFori..o[ Illinois, who arrived laic Jail night, said thnt troops would ho BO disposed Ihroughout the city as to prevent a repetition of last night's Dlchson said lhat rule had not established find probally would nnt he, Property loss, due to the rioting. lienvy because the warehouse of Ihe Southern Railway and helwecn 100 and 150 freight car? were destroyed by flames. The loss will amount lo as Js Received Recently' From This London, July' appears lo je In throes of a revolution. In l informed quarters hero It la be- lieved Umt the fnll of Ihe Spanish monarchy and tbc rise oE a republic fn Us etead; Is only a metier of days, perhaps liours. This vlcv, 13 Justified latest dCTclopmcnt In Spnnlali" politics, the leading; parlies In the nation have formed a republican TJie rr.d Icals nnd the socialists decided to'is suo a rcvolnlionary nnd. anll-monar chhtic mnnifcsto, afler' having con Btftutcd themselves into a "DIoc." In addition to these parlies, tho monarclilstlc reformist party of Ecnor Alvarez, one of the moat pow- erful Spanish leaders, clinneed Its tradition position arid came out In favor of .1 republic, So atrong is the republican tlda in Spain that King Alfonso's'-abdication la speculation ot a dl'stlncl probabil- ity. Roy Emporoi Is Placed On the Throne And President Has Tendered His Resignation REIGN OF THE MANCHU MONARCHY JKESUMES Over-night War Summary Prisoners exceeding and Uicilmt alsu 10 the Konlucny capture or tho village ol Konlucliy Jstrcam. sotuli of iliu vi'Jaro. which and strongly fortified pOElUoas jls otl tlie Llpa river, southwest of'Bnenaiiy arc tlie first I Aroutul Ilrzczany the flsljiiui; was fruits of the new offensive movement Ino" Miter, ami Ueilin claims ibal Hj KusEUin tit visions were Hi row n forward. The Iluselnns carried Iho fort I tied Teuton pOilliona a', several of the Russian forces in eastern North of Konlucliy the lisvc attacked and fresh battles arc in progress. The Hussion artillery, long inactive from lack of shells, played an important part In the de- feat ot. the Ausiro-Oernians at Kon- iuchy. for In'o (Jays a rain or Iron was thrown into ihe German positions, and Merlin saya officially lhat Iliey were turned Into a crater field. The Hussfans not only rarricd (hrco .linos ot German trenches and Kon- iiichy, ivlilch was strongly fortified. points in face o' a desperate resist- ance Austrian, German and Turk- ish troops. On the western front (hero haa been little marked acllvUy. lloTh tho itisli and Gentians have carried out rstils in ilie area a round Lena acd northward. In the TrcniSno, south nf Rtva. tha AugfrJan? liave attacked HalJun po.'i- Itons between Lake Garda anil Ledro valley. nome reports that all the Austrian efforts were" clieeJ.cd ivilh loss, Pckln, July 1, lo- day llsun Tuug, boy emperor. taken Into the imperial palncc under the prolcction of General Chang Usun and placed on the throne. Chung llsun is maintaining strictest order and no trouble in I'ckin is feared. It is expected that President IA Yuan will resign to- morrow. Reward For Yuan Pekln, July 1, to iho edici issued in the name of Hsun Tung, the young emperor, -.vlio WP.S put hack nn Hie throne today un- der (lio protection of General Chang Hsun, presiilenl Li Yuan Hung bus millctl to the monarchy. The edict fol- lows "LI Yuan Hung memorializes us to take over the government, staling that he was forced by troops during the ol revolution to become the nation's ijn district IS picked ;up their tools head, lie bemoans his defects as neml MINERS SATISFIED: Great Jubilation Ovei1 Kcawakciiing oi Russian IJcav, Which Gives All Signs of Being1 iu Ter- rible Earnest Now 16 Crush the Power of the on (he Eastern Prisoners. VlHi the penally .olausft abolished, aa'il the working agreement of 1917- if; .d's proposed by U. P. Greeb m'.d recommended by the coai commissioner, granting the men round on the old agreement of 22% licr cerit., the miners In all Ibc mines this morning alter an idleness of place In the cost ol living. TJio hours for outside men arc reduced one Lour H. Armstrong, an increase ?.ll of the republic and asks us to piinloh him. Vve recognize bis mistakes and also his merits. Wo hereby appoint him duke of the first class." Whole Business Block Totally Destroyed Little Insurance couple of mouths. Tlie miners' locals Con Saturday practically urmhl'Jiously voted to adopt the proposed and went to There tift-fiill -crows It Is hoped lu have the full comple- ment oi men at work shortly. There arc plenlf of contracts on hand, and the work o[ production will bo rushed fast as possible, as it Is realJzed that (litre will be a shortage in the west in spite of all that ihe infncs can "retire. The urines are now operating un- tfer direction of Commissioner Arm- strong, and the miners are practlcnl- ly assured tbat they vrlll be given any increases In wages, commensur- ate with any increase that might take Pclrogratl, July now fitissinn offensive has result- ed in the cap lure of more prisoners. Tlie Russians arc advancing towards ZlochofT, Galicin, Ihe war office announces.' All Favorable Pcfrogrjul, July to received by the gov- ernment llic offcnsivc'on llic-southwestern front is developing in absolutely favorable planner1 A Good Leader clj-ognhl, July 1 KahiiJiiies, who captured about prisoners in Ihe forward movement Insl year, and who1 j is known, as Ihc "breaker of Ihc Lulsk lias been chosen Hctman, or leader, of Ihe Don Cossacks. Citizens Enthusiastic iV Pctrograd. July s of cnlhusiaslic citizens march- ed through the streets of Pclro grad today currying portraits of War Minister Kcrciisky (lc iieral ttnisilaff, while others, thronged Ihc sidewalks and filled thebalconies and windows, cheering and waving flags nnd handkerchiefs in cqlchralipn 6F the lirsl victory of the Uussian arms on Ihc western front since" Ihe revoltitioii- by the noiv All Working In Pass Fcrnfc, B.C.. July mines at Coal Creclr, except numher 1 soulh, where ohslruellvc caused prevenl, are working full shift lodny. All :ncn are reluming to work and Ihe oulput will soon be nt normal. Fernie. Favorable {Special ID Lhe Herald) yprnle, July vole on tho Great Success, agreement, which look place yester- day here, LrdugliL out, D little mere "lhaii-three1 hnifjred IS of- which ivere in the negative. 'The elec- Iton of a, secretory and two check Welshmen was.also oA the program In the usiidmale for secretary, !E1lLIsrlcd wjth tlic progress made. IhGposlllon vacated by tho ivas on offensive so ausptc- ol Thomas France, who Is a candidate begun. The local army slaff for dlslrict secretary. Sam Heany and waB Phased -ivltli tlie speed of nd- Petroprad, July Iodine hour of tcJegraphiDg Ihc advance of the -Hiisalniv army In (Malleia proBresB. A dispatch by wr minlBler says thc'siafrof rtia, CJladstone loral. Ilnrry MarLin was I Russian army fn Gaficla ia more Lhan were elected check-wcighm'en. Kctlccs have been, posted by the management for the men to sign on for TTork Tuesday, morning and Ihe camp ivIH once more assume Its usual brisltTiesa. Broadway Theatre, vrtluctl at 000. was destroyed. N'cgro houses to the numher ot1 150 humed and mniy negroes homes today. Nearly ICO im- groes .were ahcllcred at police head- quarters last nlgbt. Milllia TTiGn made the rouncia of the RirectB bringing negroes, especially women and rnlldren, lo the station for eafely from mohs. The huming of nc-gro liomca began last nlghl about G o'clock and mobs Tveni. frnrn secllon lo section setting niorc blazes. As ncgropa .rein from fliclr collages, llic rlolera fired ,-it Lhcni, and many fell back Inlo the flj.mca. The burning of Iho negro sec- tion rcsponslbla for Iho greatest lop_3 ot life. Rioting last nlgfit. whtcrt was the cul- mlnRlbn of a. series of dtsLurhancus, whTch. iKgan wldi the killing of a po- Ike ofriccr wounding of three po- Itccmcn and two civilians by negroes early Monday morning, was different from moal race (roubles In lhat many and Rlrls look part In the lur nmll. Thta clement of rlotln? fi.-ft inonlfcslcd Itself In tlio altornoon, bul whp.n (he disorder was at Its height white women look parL In ovitrnges, 'i'hn story, Jlluatr.itfrc of (lie temper of the rlolcrs. was told Ueorge Aus- of SI. Txmls, Mo., who say tho mobs at Whlln women beat r.cRro womsn as Iliey fled from Ihclr burning homes, ind lorn off tholr clrrthfis, he said. Only ono wlilio man TV a.i In last nlghl's rioting, and hi ivfls shot by nofiro sniper. Two negroes wero lynched during tlie nlRlil and ivcru iJiItil supers. Tho vork of searching thi ruins for hodles In-Enti before dayUfjhf and early H was rer-pfted that eight bodies had been nrgrpGB, many of them bn'blcs, crossed Inlo last night. Five him i arrested by po wo: Ef rlred while lice nnd giu Wllh the ex- Icra bolvree widely scpa KllT ceased Bast St. I. n fitranBQ B nnd Irouscn tho alrciils. during the night KING AND QUEEN ATTEND SERVICE. London, Jnly klne' ami queen and a great ngscm- bly fttlenrted Ihe Canadian confcderalton anniversary ser- vice in Westminster Abbey yeslfirday. Bisliop Ryle. Dean of Wes I minster, (JelJvcrcd the ml dress. Seven Persons, most dJaaslrous fire That ever visited Ihin I town ivipod out a uliolc block of business places on Satnrrtnj nighl, I a blaze started-In Yoskim'a sar- fiEc nnd llirough the ivlicrc it Is situated. The places de- stroyed iverc .the Fanners' slorc, tnc finrago, Harris' store, the pool ball, Ileynoirt's liarthvarc slnrc, nnd tile post ofilce. The huiliilngs antl tcnts were n tolal loss, nothing neiue paved. There was n. certain of insiir.incc on cacli place save Har- ris' store. T.ie citizens their bust lo the blazn, lint were lint able to cope with It, and ctforls were bent towards1 saving surrounding business blocks, and restdonccs.' The loss will be a severe blow to Ihe business of the lown, although It is understood sonic of the places will be rebuilt at once. Tlie Medicine Hat tiro department raarte Ihe J7-mlle run Jn minutes, and Srivcd the arllnhjlng Liu tidings. The tolal JQSS is estimated at Red Cross Netted Big Sum tj In Celebration Here Monday Pfanncd To Arrest Cabinet And .Recall Soldiers From the Front Rome, Jufy 3- A far reachlnc plot on Ihe part of Iho Maximalist faction IVjssTgn Socialisli lo seize inenihera of the provisional govern- ment anil leaders ol tho workmen's ami soldiers' deputies, p.nd then to recall all soldiers from the front tinrl eml tii ea from fn Switzerland. Accord- Ing to Ihesci accounts the plot was na it was about to Lo put inlo cxccu'fon. The government has proclaimed martial law, It 13 announced, and In proceeding lo Inrce mimbers of men. Among the persons appre- hcndeij, it la reptrled, arc 22 German Nu .word Ihe proclomntlon of marllal law In Russia has Leen re- ceived, and so far as [s hnown, ecu- soruhlp hns iiol heen-reslorcd. IHE SPECIAL A special gtt-acqualnted trip for the business men of the city will be run lo Manyberries by special train 4th, when the south town Is holding a big celc- brallon'. The train will leave Letlibridgc at 7 and return- ing lenve Minybsrrits at 11.30 in the evening. The band is going jilong, and there promises lo be ff'blg day. A splen- did program cf sports hae been prepared. The fare for the round trip is only ranee as the operation which' the staff had expected wotiW take livo days was executed ycBlerday between the hours of two ar.d nine. Tho mln- islry authorizes the staloment thot J' preparaliona as regards r-nfl.'.equlpmcnl. are In helper. Bhnpc- In any preceding period !ol the war, i German Admission. fierh'n, July vfa Rus- sian troops have broken forward across the heights oh the -western- bank of Ihe Strips in Gallcla and succeeded In extending northward the.. gap they made in the Teutonic lines the'previous day, army headquarters announced today. WINNER OF THE PONY W. Jlarloiv, of P. Burns store on Avc., Is the. win- nrr of Ihe at tho Bed Crosa celobratibn, holding No. 156. HINDENBURG OFFERS ARMISTICE. Copenhagen, Juno Is rc- liortcd from German sources tliat Field Marshal von Illndcnuurg has Fipnin orfcrcil an armfsltce to rtusata. Thla Vme hla wish h lo suspend lios- tilitJea during- ihe election of dele- gales lo the' Russian conMILullonal convention. Tnc report Js In accord ivith preliminary Intimations Inst wccT; that von Ulndcnbure'g" -new offer was contemplated. Southern Alberta Celebrations Were All an Immense Success Says Sloncy Is Too Tight, And Poor Market For Sscurity Now If nil (he lied .Cross celcl'ratlons pcarcd, ivas in Bl.'en'lnncc, .inr] many Iti Allicrta teon (is financially I cninc Irom oulaHc points uhcrc eel- successful fl3 thfll heM at Ichratlons nf similar character were yesterday, (he Hod Cross work iiavo rrcelvc.1 an Impetus ivlilch could scarcely bo hoped for In any otfior Fluo (crlatntncut, tlirongfl ot good HCrl Crosa n'orJtcra to lompt (ho dollar from your rocket, arid a hearty tie- filro on the part ol ovory man, Iranian Find child to do tbclr ilttlo bll to help tho good alons, woro- respons- ible for Mic big the slupcn- tlo.is aurcL'93, ono can well tic- ficrlbe It of Iho cclcbrRlton at tho ex- hibition gronods yesterday, In Iho first place there was Ibc such a thronj? elnrc tbc Rooil old daya when the big fairs wore licld or when tho rtry farmlns congress In prosresg. The grounds were Ihrongefl ell af- ternoon and evening, and tho nlghl of Iho grand Bltiml packed wlln peo- ple was a cure (or aoro oycg. H Is cstlmnleil tbnl fivo six thousand people vlslteil tho gioiind.i during the fifty, and there must havo liccin n !f IhouRnnd II quKc cbar- aclerlsllc of Iho "aulo lo sco GAMES nearly Kreat l lanea oE carfl of every de- scription parked In .llic gronndn slrln .while Iho occupants verc on- Joying Ihcinselrca wlthth Iho emncl slRntl clrele. Tho entire clly, It ap- not being held, Tabcr people, for Instance, came splendidly lo Iho Bid of LcthhrMgc colcbralton, having cW Ihefr oivn cvrnls on Ffllnnlny. Many olhers from other polnls uero noticed. Was Ably Handled. SecondJyp (lie cnliTo progrnni nf cvcnlg anci of attractions ably handled by thr, Hfrt Cross commit- tee. And Iho many committee varioii.i city orfffinlzr.llona, co Ing them. There ivnfl no lack of cxcnaca to spend money.In the goort cauao. When II Is mcntloncil that the merry-go- rounri RL liit 'nko cvr hundred good Ultlo dollnr? In about four hours, five cent fares, Idea of Ihe enormous business done by the booths nnd aide shews on Ihc grounds tan be obtained. The committee.'; saw lo H that everybody had an opportunity of buying entcr- Inlumcnl and spending tho coin tiionB his own particular avenue of Inclfn- allon. Kvcrylhlns went oft wllh- oui n hitch, thanKe to the hordes of workers who enrolled ttmmsclvfti fnr (he day, nnd gave of Ihelr wllliout slim. Lieut. Andrew Nclsmllh, a son AT MAQHATH Magralh, July Red Crosi- celeliralloii today exceeded Ihc most panguine oxpeclallons, especially jp regard lo taking in ihc F, W. jKarrcn hail during Ihe few (lays In- I eluding today collected 42.000, the I gratifying sum ot war- taken in nt the voting conteat, Ihc result of i which proclaimed Lylc Hhclloii the mosl popular young larty In the Garden Clly. Over 5200.00 WAS made hy the Hod men la i cclcbrolion waa good. The clly will unilertnkc no further paving on Thirteenth slreet for n. Urac, It the commissioners accept Ilie recommendation of W- A- McKenzle Co., brokers, of Toronto, who advise tbat the money market Js in a critical condition and tbal money Is Tery scarec except at high rates. Mayor Ifardle' received tht folfowlnff lelc- gram fn reply lo one be sent asking advice as to the nalure of bonds to no Issued, and Ihh reply tclegraoa" b4s been confirmed by i letter giving (ull- cr ndvlce. Tha telegram from the company fs as foltowa: Telegram received. Strongly re- commend thai no work be undertaken. weather Ideal. for somo ilnie. Money very aonrce At sunrise Messrs. HuUBOii.nii'l and tight and (here Is no market for slcr, local blnckaiulths. giant Prices arc falling and mon- powricr salutes arousing the good townspeople, Nol-wlth-stnndlng nboui forty cnra of pleasure seekers 'eft early tor Walcrton Lakes anil Ihe nioort Reserve Wild West celebration. a good sited crowd from the attended, Al If a.m. a splemlfif pat- riotic program was heard In Ihe Alber- ts Stake Tabernacle, every number being pppreHalei! nnd Ihe oration of a. rakctl in selling WO fichoorchlWreBn Uirllled wwtewwml'rt Ihp ?1 n cleaned up on' the CVftr> Al 2 p.m. on nutlluv-1 LLIILNI Ul Ilie .11- 1..I___l__ .-_ ,1.. bus m r I hccn the military at the -ojicr- j front M.fls receivctl hj -_ ous sum of npprGsImnlely SiOOO la the result of Ihe ImlcfFUtgable efforls of snry Iwlny. Lieut. Nnismlih was sn odlrcr fn (he Ijaltcry, lirancn. IIDFC, under Ilif: Major Uaabg Magrath's population i and U'jia in clfspaCcheR (CONTINUED cw PAGE tcniiT iui EIAAI IVUI MARKETS Spot wheat 220 Local track wheat........... 202 October wheat 197 Local oats............ October cats C2 October flax HlBh........ Low Few scattered sho mostly Uncf warni' i or J3.5D per i this will bo Iho bcsl record of .my town in Southern Alberla. An Inlercsdng program was cnrrlcr] out, In thfe morning vice presldotii Mn. Ida Wood presiding. OitM Kllon orator of the day, delivered an elo- dlacoursa afonff Ihc lines of fled Croas work, u graphic account oC Iho of Floreitco Nightingale and Clara Darton, v.'hlch wan to with rapt RUentlon hy a large Etud- lenco. nearly fifty auloa ivere loaded rind in (ho Iliio besides a large good nalLrcd crowd In the grand stand anil "ground f-land." Boys and glrla, f.it ino-.Vs ;.v-..' other races, Lrond jumpa, followed bjr an crciKng and etc., ey would cost you nearer sercn ehan ill per cent. the time comes for'js- sulng: bonds vre suggeet twenty mcnls or If you liavc hud amendment (o charter would alleges! four bonds of one thousand each yaar for twenty. ycnrf. JJonds should bear six. payabld half yearly as discount ivlll np leas verc." AT CARDSTON July IJiv ________ 0111M Tho risrt few Innlnfs Card J big Increases as I Commercial figures for Juno' pilclicr RDacni ana the "grnfn growers" ran circles firouncl the hut when Dolbcrt fieazer, from Iho hills arrived, the 'taltleg turned, Tho game finishing amid cheert. hurrahs and excitement, 7 to 11 In lavor of the home tcatn. A grand ball fn school gymnasium finished a pleasant day and the total proceeds from (ill funds goes 'to the local Red Cross. All committees, hearted by Jlayor Pllchcr, workfed most loyally and Ihrir servlsea are appreciated. ON. Stamps Post Office Figures July 1916 July 1917 IJ.053.49 H818.34 Money orders sent Money orders p'ald Increase Customs Figures Juiy 1916 July 1917................ J41.8M.2B Increase, Bank Clcarlnu T--- July July Increase ;