Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE! ALBERTA FRIDAY, 7. iaio NUMBER 175 JllMlNGREAT NEW DRIVEON ALL FRONTS CHANGES IN THE BRITISH CABINET Whole German Front is Crushed by the Terrific Bombardment of Russian m South I ondnu, Julv Russians liave i Summary of Operations bomm a' tremendous offensive on U'0 General Kalcdinos is continuing to j RiS-i front where their artillery is deliver henry strokes against the AIIE- destroying trenches, says a dispatch trinns and Germans who are endeayi to the' Exchange Telegraph company I oring to keen him from Kovel. WItli from Vienna, via Copenhagen. The these operations in full swing, the; bombardment, the dispatch adds, last-..Russians to the north have inaugur-j ed 24 hours and the Germans were ated an offensive from Mga to Biu helpless before the Russian artillery which can now Hre 50 shells as against one in 191-1. Germans Retreat London, July wireless dis- patch from Rome word has been received there from Petrograd that ill consequence of their; triple defeat in the sectors of Riga, Kolki, and Baranovichi, the Germans have begun to move their whole front to- ward'the west. Advance Toward Lemberg London. July the eastern front the Russians who now apparently Imve even better supplies of gun am- munition, than their adversaries, seem to pass from one phase to the next intermission. General Let- cbiUsky's army whicli conquered Buk- owinn, and cut the railway communi. Cations between Delatyn and Koro- is advancing in an effort to com- pletely overcome the Austrian forces on that front. anovichi. Along the northern end of (be line from Riga to Dvlnsk, a great bombardment has begun while from a point east of Vllna to Baranovichi ar- tillery preparation was followed by attacks in which the Russians made many prisoners, repulsing German counter attacks. Auitrians Accounted For Petrograd, via London. July Nearly half a million Austrians. and Germans have been put out, of com- mission since Gen. Brussiibft-began his great advance a juoifth'ago today. The grand total of prisoners to aate is in round numbers of which are officers. Germans Admit Retirement Berlin, via London, July salient of the German line in Volhy- nta projecting: toward Czartorysk has been abandoned under superior pres- sure by the Russians and a new line of defense selected, it was announced today at the war office. DAVID LLOYD-GEORGE SIR EDWARD GREY Who succeeds the late Earl Kitche- British foreign secretary, who has ner as secretary of war for Great Brl- been created an Earl. tain. Another Infantry Drive is Expected Soon --French are Near mans Massing Many Troops LORD DERBY Who has been appointed under secretary of war. Vice-Preaident Biggs of District Mo. IS U.M.W. of A. is in the city today from headquarters at Fertile. He is arranging for the referendum vote to be taken on the proposal submitted by the Western Canada Coal Opera- tors association for an immediate five per cent increase In the schedule of The vote will be held in every local iu the district on Monday, July The gist of the proposal is that the miners are to accept an advance of five per cent on their present wages, during the life of the agreement signed on March 31st. 1915, to run for two years or until March 31st 1917. If the operators' offer is accepted the men will get an immediate increase of five per cent and at the conclu- sion of the present agreement another 13th Reaches Etiglaiad Ottawa. July is- officially an- jounced through the chief press cen- sor's office that ihe following troops lave arrived safely in England: .ilth C. M. R.; 13th C. JI. H.; Mth battalion; .Olst battalion, 104th battalion. No. 4 A. S. C. divisional train; A. S. C-am- julance workshop; R. C. R. draft, Halifax; 57th Howitzer battery draft, Quebec; total 5992 meii. 2% per ce it will be added without the necessity of signing a new agree, ment. It is thought among members of the M. W. of A. .that the miners will accept the .proposal on Monday. The. increase, which is by way of a T.ar bonus, will increase the price of milling coal about. 10 cents per ton. At present coal isvsold here at the high .line at JS.85 and delivered at 14.50 in two ton lots. It is likely the mines will increase their price to about and dealers will raise ihe price to J4.75 per ton in two ton lots. 'FUNERAL HETTY OREEN Bellows Falls, Vt.. July body of Mrs. Hetty Green was buried here today.in the family plot in a grave beside lliat'of her husband. Edward H. Green. A plain granite shaft scribed only with the family name marks the spot. Edmonton, July J- 'Webster has been appointed by Attorney Gen- eral C. W. Cross under the new liquor let as vendor for the northern section jf the province of with' head- quarters in Edmonton. Mr. Webster has been a. resident of tills city for some fifteen ing here from eastern Ontario. He was emigration officer for a time, fol- lowing C. W. being si ceeded by the present occupant of V post, W. H. Clegg, in 1911. All News Favorable For The Allies London July news from the British front indicates, in the opinion of military observers, that the allies are more than mainlining the initiative. Despite the most desperate efforts of the en- backed by large reinforcements In men and guns, the British, have been able to push their advance, while the French are driving toward Peronne with speed and success that augurs well for the capture of that centre shortly, though there are some strong defensive lines to be broken through first. The outlook with the Russians driving through Austrian and German defences, and the Italians con- tinuing their advance In Trentino, Is distinctly encouraging for the allies. Rumania it is said, is awaiting some move by the entente forces at Salonika. The near east is interested in'battles throughout the Caucasus and Mesopotamia. Russian forces which were advancing toward Pigdad have fallen buck some eighty miles under pressure from great forces which were brought fiem but elsewhere from the Black Sea to the Persian frontier the Russians, according to their are more than holding their own. Xo news has been received recently from the British army MI Mesopotamia, but it Is believed Inactivity has been enforced by the great heat.________________ London. July second phase of the great battle on the western front has now begun. Artillery has been brought up to new positions and is again battering German defences. The bombardment extends as far northward as Labasse anil Armen- tieres, and according to latest uu- i official advices is particularly intense. British long range guns are shelling German positions and roads in their rear, and until the infantry again leaves the tranches it will be uncer- tain where the next attacks are to be launched. Take Troops from Verdun I In addition to inflicting losses on 'the Germans in men. gunS and terrl- Itory, the Anglo-French.offensive IB re- ported to have compelled them to withdraw some of their forces from the Verdun front. Consequently it Is expected in London that the army which for nearly five months with- stood German attacks on that region jwill have some relief from continual fighting. Kaiser Arrives CHILDREN VjNDER 12 EXEMPT SATURDAYS Children under 12 years are theatre tax, on Saturdays only. now exempt from paying the This is the effect of n new regulation which lias just been passed by Lieut.-Governor-in- council at Edmonton. Only One-Third .of Last Year's Crop On New Line Superintendent C. A. Cotterell of the C. P. R. is back from a trip over the Foremost-Pakowki extension of the Weyburn line and is full of praise for the new town of Pakowki. He said he had been told by one man there that not over one-third of last year's grain had yet been moved. Farmers are busy hauling every day. On Sun- day the" company will bring in a tram load of 75 carloads of grain from the line, all of which has been loaded this week. The farmers are loading where- over they can find a car. .The Alberta Pacific Elevator Co. is putting up ail elevator at Pakowki and other con have applied for elevator sites. As an indication of the prosperity of the farmers in the Pakowki tern lory Mr. Cotterell stated that the 1 H. C. agent, at that point was com pletely sold out of machinery. He had me plow in his warehouse and ttva was sold. And the grain crops are looking magnificent, so there are good prospects for a continuation of the prosperity. So far the company has not decldet what traift service will be accorded the new line when It is turned over to the operation department, but with Ihe people prosperous as they are, the community hopes that the compan> will do handsomely by them and glv bridge, has been wounded in the re-_ cent fighting in France, having suffer- ed from a shrapnel wound in He is now in hospital at Cambridge. Sergt. Dobbs -enlisted here with the first contingent attached to the ma- chine gun section which was made, up here, and was a fighting pal of Billie Carnlll Lieut. Jock Palmer. London, July British steamship Gannet of London has been sunk She rtas un- armed.