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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LEi'NBRIDGE, ALBEP.TA, MONDAY, Jl'LY �, 1!)17 NUMBER 176 HUGE FRENCH AIR FLEET DID GREAT N GERMANY Greater Indignation Than Ever Exists in England Over Air Raid*- Demand Reprisals. LITTLE DAMAGE DONE BY PLANES London, July 9.-Morning newspapers subordinate everything to Saturday's air raid. Comments thereon reflect popular indlgatlon, while some indulge in spirited condemnation ot the government. The country, It is declared, has been humiliated and disgraced In a manner never experienced since the Dutch fleet burned Chatham more than 250 years ago. The incident Is described by the most angry commentators as disgraceful alike to the war olllce and the admiralty as a service, and the removal of those responsible for the "miserable display of incompetence" is demanded. Kven these comments which are more restrained complain that things need speeding up. General Ifalg's reference to German air activity is regarded as highly significant. In all comments there is the same note of outraged national pride and disgust at the Impunity with which the enemy came, raided, and departed. U is remarked also that the aerial attack raises to a practical level the question of the possible absolute dev nutation of London by aircraft an' " ? KAI8ER CONFERRED 0 kilos of shells. Seven fires broke out, one on Get:: central station. Six others bombed S^udwgshafen, doing considerable damage. Among other buildings, the important � Badische Aniline factory was devoured by flames. "Another of our aeroplanes pushed as far as Essen and dropped projectiles on the buildings of the Krupp factory. "Military installations in the on-virons of Coblenz. the llirson station, the railroad west of Pfalzburg, and the Thionvillo station were likewise bombarded. Another series of operations over the enemy lines gave excellent results. A fire broke out. in the station at Gurvc-Au-Mcuse, the railway at Mac-.hault and establishments at Cauroy were burned. "In all 30,455- kilos of projectiles wore used. Two of our airplanes have not returned." CLUB ON TUESDAY Local Committees Appointed to Arrange Entertainment and Accommodation Over 130 Prominent Residents California And Others Have Been Named less destructive than those dropped | m>(. {avo[. a �unhel, extonsi0ll 0f the previously in Zeppelin raids. Satur  day's aerial attack more than ever proved the wisdom of seeking shelter. Although the loss of life was considerably less than in the previous airplane raid Saturday's attack appealed more to tho popular imagination owing to tho peculiar circumstances and the tomerity of the raiders in Hying low. Little else was talked of but tho impunity with which the raiders set about their task and it is certain tho government will have to meet very strong criticism both in the press nnd in parliament. Tho feeling in parliamentary circles is rapidly grown)/; in favor of vigorous reprisals. parliamentary term. It is quite probable, therefore, that another division quite as interesting as that which occurred on the second reading of the military service act will take place when the resolution to extend the life of parliament is voted upon. In the A. P. P. court this morning tho case against Quon Wing for keeping- and selling opium, which -was adjourned Saturday, wus settlod by (Magistrate Klton who found the defendant guilty of obtaining opium Illegally, and sentenced him to pay a fine of $50 and costs, or, in default �if payment, two months imprisonment. Quon Wing is. a pitiful type ot the confirmed opium fiend, and has been addicted to tho drug for nearly thirty years. So groat iB the craving in his eysfem that two or throo days without opium would result in a miserable death, according to tho evidence of doctors this morning. As he slopd bo-foro tho magistrate, a bent and shrivelled old man of 60, his eyes never for a moment loft the instruments with which he obtains his sole source of Joy in lifo. Nothing oan be done for him, it is uboIqsb to punish him for using tho drug, and providing that In future ho behaves and obtains tho opium from the drug stores, lie will ^ot bo interfered with, CHARGED WITH ftfURDER. Detroit, Mich., July 7.-Allan Livingston has been arrostod and charged with tho murder of 13 year old Hope Irene Alexander. The child was shot and assaulted in a grove near Detroit on Wednesday afternoon. San Francisco. July 9.-One hundred and thirty-nine warrants, based on indictments returned Saturday by tho federal grand jury here in connection with the alleged German piot to foment revolution in India and to violate neutrality by supplying German warships in the Pacific with provisions shipped from this port, were to be served today, according to an announcement by United States Marshal Holoban. Many of the indicted persons are in California but warrants against others have been telegraphed all over the country. Several Sun Franciscans named in the indictments already have arranged to furnish $10,000 bail fixed by the United States district court. Hollweg May Lose Job Amsterdam, July !).-Tho Tageblatt of Berlin says it is rumored that a change in the German chancellorship may be expected. Among those mentioned as the possible successor of Chnncellor Von Bethmnnn-Hollwag it names Prince Von Buelow, former chancellor; Count Von Hertling, Bav-arian prime minister, and Count Von Uoedern, secretary of the imperial treasury. The Commissioners Throw up Hands on Bread Cost Probe; "Let Hanna Do It," They Say Corrupting tho well known phraso, it is a case of "Let Hanna do it" so far as tho city council is concorned in the matter of bread prices In Loth-bridge. The editorial in the Herald on Saturday uml tho letter from tho Trades and Labor council brought the delay in tho bread probe findings sharply to the front at this morning's meeting of tho city council with tho result thai, all the bakers wore asked to attend immediately. Messrs. Scott and Schweitzer were unable to do so, but John Gilmoro put In an appearance, and though ho was not put under anils, he submitted figures anil information which were sufficient to convince the members of the council that It wus not tho bnkers' fault lhat bread prices are high. Tho buck was passed to the millers, and a resolution together with a sworn statement from the bakers will be sent to Food Controller Huuna asking him to probe flour prices in the liopo that something will be dono to afford relief. Though Mr. Gilmore was not sworn, ho put in evidence the following comparison of bread costs before the War and now: Before the war Todav I sack Hour ......... $2.50 $6.00 1% lbs. shortening ., .18 .33 1 lb. sugar...........05 .0!) 1% lbs. salt..........02 .02 1 lb. yeast...........IU .31 Cost of ingredients for 133 loaves ........ $3.00 '$6,75 Or per loaf.......... 2.29c 5,07c Average selling price 4.50c 7.25c For other expenses and profit ........ 2.21c 2.18c Mr. Gilmore pointed out that labor, feod for horses, water and other requisites in the bakery business are higiior now than before the war so that profit is less. He could not see where the bakers'could be blamed. (CONTlNVElToN PAUK~slx7~" I E Members of the Lethbridge Automobile Club are bestirring themselves to entertain the visitors coming with the Calgary Automobile Club tour tomorrow evening. On Saturday the presidout received the following wire from the Calgary club: 'Calgary Automobile and Associate Clubs in towns between here and Lethbridge will stay over night on Tuesday, July 10th, on route to Medicine UaL Estimated 50 cars averaging 5 to car. Make best possible arrangements for accommodation. Failing hotel accommodation engage private rooms. Failing this can you gel some tents, blankets. Members of your club heartily Invited to join us." The directors of the local club mot yesterday' and planned for the reception and entertainment of the visitors. The reception committee appointed is composed of Judge Jackson, Geo. B. Mackay, H. T. Hrymner, S. J. Shepherd and Jud Virtue. It is planned to hold an open air reception when addresses will be delivered, after which the local club plans to take the visitors for a run round the city. Tho problem of finding sleeping quarters for the visitors is taxing the ingenuity of the local club, and a billeting committee composed of V. K. Green, F. W. Downer and Secretary Oliver of the Hoard of Trad* was named. Tho Calgary club in due here at eight o'clock. It Is likely that quito a number of members of tho Lethbridge Club will journey across tho river and meet them at Nobleford. Hauliers welcoming tho visitors are being prepared. The exact time when the local autoists will start for Nobleford will be bulletined at the Herald. I'etrograd. July 0.--Several villages and more than 7.090 men have been captured by the Russians wost of Htanilu in Galicla, the war office announces Forty eight guns, Including of largo size, and many machine guns also were captured by the Russians. Russian cavalry is pursuing the retreating enemy and has reached Luk-va river. Offensive Speeding. Petrograd, July 9, via London, July I).-According to semi-official reports the Russian offensive is speeding to the north and south of Halicz, in Eastern Galicia, which was virtually under the guns of General Brusiloff when the advance of a year ago came to a standstill. Halicz is the key to Lemberg, the capital of Galicla, and is about 60 miles southwest of that city. Strong Hun Attacks Stopped. Paris, July it.-Another attack in strong force was made by the Gerv mans last night on the Alsne front In-the. region of Cheniin lies Dames, between Hovete and Chevregny ridge. The war office announces, that the attack was without success. In a brll--' Hunt counter-offensive the French recaptured the major part of the trenches occupied by the. Germans yester-  day between Pantheon and Froldmont Farm. Successful British Raid. London, July 9.-In a successful raid by us last night southeast of Hargfncourt, we captured 35(1 prisoners, including one officer." says today's official announcement. "A hostile raiding party was repulsed early this morning southeast of Loos." German Report Berlin, July 9, via London.-French trenches on a front of Z\'3 kilometres (about 2 miles) on the Aisne front have been captured by the Germans, who took Soo prisoners, the war office announced today. Coal Price Takes Big Jump Coal operators In the lignite tirfines have established a temporary price of $4.60 per ton for coal at the mine as compared with $4.10, the price in effect before the settlement of the strike. Whether or not this prico will remain permanent will not be decided until after the first month's operations under the new wage schedule at Commissioner Armstrong} will then hold an investigation Into coats to determine whether or not the price is fair to all concerned. Meantime local dealers are wiling coal at the rate of $5.75 per single ton or $10.75 for two tone delivered. > : : : : * � O Montreal, July 9.-It was announced this morning that Sir Ezekiel McLeo'd, chief justice of the supreme court of New Brunswick, who with Hon. Louis Tellier, formerly supreme court judge in the province of Quebec, has been reviewing the evidence in the Gait commission concerning Hon. Robert Rogers, that the first public session will be held tomorrow morning in the court hotisG. The commission thus far has been sitting in private in the Rita Carlton hotel going over tho thousands of pages of evidence taken by the Gait commission in Winnipeg. More than half of this evidence has been gone over and now it is proposed to hold a public inquiry and hear witnesses. Sir ICzoklcl McLeod said it had not been determined what witnesses would be summoned tomorrow but it was possible Hon. Robert Rogers would bo called. BRITISH DESTROYER SUNK. London, July 7.-A British torpedo boat destroyer was torpodoed by an enemy submarine yesterday In the North Sea and sunk, says an official statement tonight. Eight men wore killed. MARKETS Spot wheat................. 228 Local track wheat........... 207 October wheat .................196% Local track oats ............ 63(A October Oats ............... 60% October flax ................ 263 ~ WEATHER Hljh .....................r. 85 Low .......................\. 60 forecast-Generally fine and warm, few-�c�tter�d thunder storms, i Rome, July 9.-An earthquake shook tho whole of Rome early Sunday morning. Many people dressed and others left their homes fearing a second shock. There was no damage nor victims. Tho shock was especially felt at Avozzano, which was practically destroyed in the earthquako in January, 1915. TWO WAR CLASSES. (From the London Advertiser.) The Canadian people are divided Into two classes, those who want to win the wni" and those who want to see it won, LEASE ON Y. NIC A Till Time Limit Is Up-Paving Bylaw to Be Submitted Soon Some suspicion that the opponents to the V. M. C. A. bylaw may yet en-tor u protest against tho vote takon Inst. Wednesday was voiced in the city council meeting this morning when, after tho bylaw was given Its third reading, City Solicitor Ball intimated that It might bo better to delay signing (he agreement to lease tho property to the Y. M. C. A. board until alter the last day for tho entering of u protest. A. bylaw may bo protested and a recount cf.ked for any time within two weeks from the dale of voting. The city solicitor was instructed to draw up a bylaw for the paving of 13th St. ut an approximate cost of SSI ,750. The mayor intimated that the ratepayers of tho north side would not bo satisfied with having only a portion of the work dono. The bylaw will be drawn up Immediately and will receive its first reading before being sent to the board of public utilities at Edmonton for sanction. Preparations Made By Royalists To Make a Last Stand In Pekin Pekin, July 9, via Tien Tsln,-General Chang Shun, head of the Imperialist forces, is provisioning the forbidden city and strengthening its defences. This indicates that In tl(e event that his troops are defeated at Feng Tal, near Pekin, a last stand will be made there. Emperor Abdicatei London, July S.-A Reuter Limited dispatch from Peking announces that Hsuan Tung, the young emperor, has abdicated. Hsuan Tung, the son of Prince Chun, for the socond time has abdicated the throne of China. He first ' became emperor December 2, 1908, under tho regency of his father. On December (i, 1915, Prince Chun abdicated as regent and the youthful emperor abdicated the throno February 12, 1912, and the Chinese republic was established. From then until last. Sunday, when lie was restored t� the throne by General Chang HeW, military governor of. Anwhei province, he has been virtually a prisoner ot Presidents Yuan Shi Kai and LI Yuan Hung. Hsuan Tung first bore the title of Prince Pu Yi and took the name ot Hsuan Tung when he was first- el-throned as emperor in 1908. ACCOMMODATION NEEDED FOR CALGARY VISITORS On Tuesday night 250-members of the Calgary Auto Club and of auto clubs from intermediate towns, will roach Lethbridgo on their way to Medicine Hat Stampede, and will be entertained here for one night. This Is tho first time for some years that any considerable number of visitors have come to the city for over-night, and as every citizen knows, the problem will he to find over-night accommodation for tho visitors. Lethbridge must entertain these visitors in good style, in keeping with the reputation of the city for hospitality. As is well known, Lethbridge hotels will be able to accommodate only a limited number, and every Citizen who has sleeping accommodation to offer for ono or more, Is appealed to in thiB ca3e to give his assistance Tuesday night to aid In entertaining the visiters. Those who can provide such accommodation and are willing to do so, are asked, to notify Secretary J. R. Oliver, of the Auto Club, at the Board of Trade buildings, as soon as possible. The city must not fall down in the entertainment of this party. It is the'duty of every private citizen to offer what accommodation he can. MAY GOTO THE NaplerviUe, Que., July 8.- The Dominion government was classed as a "Bosclie" government by Joseph Dement, M.P. for St. Jean-Ibervillo. in addressing an antl-conscriptlon meeting, attended by 800 people Of the parish, here today. *. "By force of their numbers tltfgbc can pass this conscription law, tHtty they cannot enforce it," he.said. "W*. have at our disposal the means to l�> si�t such an unconstitutional Mr.. W� will not do so badly, There �r*_�JMr' y?:tj. means. There is the supreme 46 14267393 91 08478621 3373?9 ;