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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LKTIIBHIDC.E. ALBERTA, 'JTKSDAY. JULY 10, 1917 NUMBER 17? WKKCKAUK OF A ZEPPELIN BKOl UTIT DOWN lIoifhvoj� May be Ousted ! by taiiser in Favor ol" IliiMlenbm';;' - So m e Waul Tirpilz Bark. . Tlii Hague, .Tilly 0, via London, .Inly II).-All doubts as to the oxlrcmo gravity oC the German situation is now dissolved by the plain statements made in srimc ol' the German papers. The Wesor Xcitung of llren'en has n difipnlcli from Ucrlin which says thai the question of the chancellor's politi;;il existence i.i at stake, but, adds "far graver issues" havo been raised by ICrzburger's speech. The Kaiser, it is thought,*may make Hin-denburg chancellor, owing to his popularity, but the ,1 ankers will, it. is believed, try to get Von Tirpitz back as chancellor or minister of marine, although Prof. Dolhuck, who has foretold the present situation with surprising accuracy, asserts that such a militaristic and reactionary regime could bo of only the shortest duration, and would be succeeded immediately by a democratic government. The most probable successor of Belli maun-Hollweg if he falls now is Hindenburg or Count Von Heseler, who is a field marshal, but is said to b.e also a tactful politician. End Sub Campaign. Copenhagen, July 10.-A German arriving hero last night, from Horlin, makes the statement (hat (lie purpose of llorr Rrzberger, the catholic centre party leader, in making his sensational speech before the main committee of the Reichstag on Saturday, was to nociiro an abandonment of the submarine campaign as well as the proclamation of it peace programme without annexations or indemnities. > ; >: > : > : > > c FOE PLACES SUB > SCREEN IN OCEAN * Washington, July 9. - Germany has placed a screen of submarines more than 8(10 miles out in tho Atlantic in an effort to cut America's coni-mQnicaiion lines, according to navy department information. >: : : : : : > > : > AERO AT BORDEN Flight Cadet Goes Up In Thunderstorm and Meets Death Camp Rot-don, Ont., July 10.-Flight Cadet Clair A. Paige of Hamilton, was killed last night while making a flight unaccompanied. A cyclonic electric storm broke over this district and it is supposed he attempted to rise above il and that he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Tho machine crashed down on the road near Ypres junction. Cadet Donellin, who was also flying alone, landed in a field but his machine turned over and he suffered a compound frncture of the thigh and severe lacerations. IS DISCHARGED Hi olograph shows tho confused mass of tangled wreckage of a "baby-killer" which was shot down on the English coast, by a pilot of the Royal Flying Corps. All the crew perished. FOOD SWINDLER IMPRISONED. The notorious Mrs. Kupfer, whose swindling and "confidence games" were said to have netted her millions was today sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment. Mrs. Kupfer and her daughter, using the influence of many prominent Germans unsuspectingly, amassed a huge sum by selling to German families food stuffs which were alleged to have been hidden and wore just about to bo smuggled into Germany. In each case advance payment was secured, but the food cargoes wore imaginary. ~- POSTAL CLERKS MEET. L GOES 10 PRISON With Fellow-Anarchist, Must Serve Two Years and Pay Fine of $10,000 RAPIDLY APPROACH New York, July 10.-Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, anarchists, were found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct operation of the selective! draft law !jy a jury in the federal court here last night. Judge Mayer imposed the maximum penalty of two years in the federal prison and a line of $10,000 upon each of the prisoners. PUBLIC SESSION WAS VERY SHRT Montreal, July 10.-The public infinity into the charges against tho Hon. Robert Rogers opened this morning and lasted exactly 111 and a half minutes. Mr. Rogers was questioned on a matter of detail affecting the sending of a telegram from North Hay in Mil, Ids examination lasting possibly one minute. The counsel for IWr. Rogers announced that they would forego oral argument, contenting themsolveM with submitting a written statement of the caso as they Weighed It. This statement was turned over to the investigating committee, Sir Kzekiel McLeod and Hon. Mr. Tollter, cx-justico of the supreme court of tho province. .Though both Mr. .lustico Gait and the government of Manitoba had been duly notified of tho holding of a public session, of the commission, both declined to bo represented thereat. Winnipeg, July 0.-Postal clerks, ropresentiiif- nearly every division of (lie dominion service, were officially tvi'lfomed by Mayor Davidson at tho opening session of their convention in the Royal Alexandra hotel this morning. With dominion president, Charles Gardener of Regina, in the chair, tho delegates held a brief session, at which reports were received from the various officers.  The business of the convention will j be opened at this evening's session. WON'T ACCEPT PEACE T ANNEXATU Winnipeg. July -John Drohmei-ccki, an aged man convicted of mini-.slaughter for tho killing of George Obnlowacki, was discharged by Mr. Justice Metcalfe when lie appeared for sentence this afternoon, after \V. II. Trucmnn, crown counsel, made an appeal for leniency. The parties lived at Birch River, Man., and the klllinir was the result of Obniowacki's intimacy with Drohniereclii's wife. REPORT GREATLY Chairman Smithers' Bitterly Denounces Acworth-Drayton Report Given Recently Berne, July 10.-According to Berlin newspapers the German chancellor, Dr. Von liethniann-Holhveg, said to members of the Reichstag: ""I repeat that the formula of peace without annexations is unacceptable to us. We cannot declare our terms of peace." We must fight and conquer." Great Damage, Kruj>0 automobiles and about ZnO in the party will arrive in Lethbridgo this evening at eight o'clock. This afternoon they have been travelling from Vulcan, stopping at tho various towns along the way, spreading the gospel of good roads and co-operation among automobile owners to that end. About 20 local automobile owners will leave about six o'clock for Noble-ford to meet the Calgary party, taking a service car along to administer first aid to the needy. About 8.30 o'clock in the evening an open air meeting will be held on 7th Street in front of tho irrigation building, when addresses will be delivered by a number of visitors including Mayor Cos-tello. Arrangements for quartering tho Calgary party tonight have been made, a largo number of private homes having been thrown open in case the necessity arises. The party will leave tomorrow morning at eight o'clock for tho stampede. FOUR WERE DROWNED lions registered June 5, probably twico that number of names will be drawn as the number of exemptions to be allowed is estimated at 50 per,, ^ , , ,,,,,, ,,___ cent. Next Saturday, is understood interested vin the industrial develop to have been tentatively fixed upon as ; ment of Ulc the date for the drawing, although no � announcement had been made by tho 1 provost marshal general's office. Father point, Que., July 9.-A yacht from Rimouski with a pleasure party aboard was struck by a squall of wind when near Rimouski wharf on Sunday afternoon and capsized, drowning four persons in her cabin. The dead arc: Mr. Voyers, Mrs. Sln-gelas, a boy and a girl. Twelve of the party were rescued. Ottawa, July 10,-Up to noon today tho militia headquarters had no ofli-cial confirmation of tho report that 'Major-General A. C. MacDonnell, a native ot Ontario, has boon appointed to the command of the 1st Canadian Division to succeed Sir Arthur Currie, who wan recently promoted to the general command of tho Canadian forces at the front. Goneral MacDonnell has served with distinction since tho outbreak of the war. Previously ho was connected with t.'iie permanent force. He is n eoifslu of Ciaudo MiwiDonnell, Conser-Ttttlvo uieuber for South Toronto. Gorman Cornish of Marmnduke St., Toronto, was drowned yesterday afternoon about 2.45 at Hondorson Park Lake, while a companion, T. Rothera, was saved only by tho quick work of some boys in the* vicinity who throw him a lifebuoy and got him to shore. Tho body of the drowned man, Cornish, who is a government wool grader, was recovered last evening at 7.30 by Bob Ahern, who with his brother and Mr. Mitchell, dived for an hour before locating the remains. The body was taken to Fetterly's and tho parents in Toronto communicated with. YeBterday afternoon Cornish and his friend went to the park, and .after securing bathing suits at the pavilion, went out on the water. - in the small part of the lake about 60 feet from the bridge, Cornish stood iip in the boat and dived. The boat upset nnd bis companion was preclp'tated into Die water. Neither could jiwlm. Cornish came up three times \uiul went down before those on shore[ could do 50 LOST anything to help him. Tho quick work of Biitiio boys, who got the lifebuoy to the other party, getting it round him after Bwimming out to him, saved his life. Mrs. Hradbdor at the pavilion turned in a call to tho police and Lieut. Short was on the scone with tlio ambulance) in five minutoa. Work was started to locate tho body of tho dead man but all efforts wore unnvuiling until tho evening when Bob Ahern, who was known to bo a strong swimmer, was called, in.  Coroner Humphries visited tho scene and decided that an inquest should bo held this aftornoon. At nco. Well, as soon as the con-Calodonen was sunk by a mine or tor-', terence was over, copies ot the l'eso-podo in the Mediterranean, June 30th, Unions were sent on to the ministor according to an announcement issued last night by tho ministry of marine. Fifty-one persons were lost and 380 saved. The Caledonen was a vessel of 4,140 gross tons, built in 1S82 and owned by the Messageriet Wartimes of Paris. MARKETS Spot Wheat................ 230 Local Track Wheat......... 209 October Wheat ............ 197i/2 Local Track Oats .......... 64% October Oats ..... ........ 62% October Flax............... 264I/2 WEATHER Won ........................... � Low............................ 51 Forecast: Fair and fioderately warm. of tho interior at Ottawa, and to the minister of public works, and the minister of agricuUuro nt Edmonton. There can be no doubt that the closest co-operation will bo extended by tho department of tho interior. Hon. Dr. Roche writes that "tho matters referring to the Interior department will bo given evory consideration, as we desire to do what wo can to meet Hie. wishes of our settlers in evory reasonable manner consistent with economy during war-timo." Hon. Chas. Stewart writes from Edmonton: "Anything that we ca,n do to open rood allowances to water reservations will be cheerfully done by us." A formal acknowledgement of recolpt of the resolutions has also boon roeojved from the public works dopartment at Edmonton. One of the things that can bo taken up at once is the getting into uso of the small boring machine for testing out for surface waters over the river south of Coalhurst and Klpp: Wo wired today to Hon. Chas. Stewart: "Referring to resolution of water con1 fereuce, farmers are anxious to learn what is being done to secure the small boring machine from the Irrigation branch at Calgary and set it lo work prospecting. Should be no dlfllculty getting machine. Minister of Interior writes indicating fullest co-oporation." With regard to tho watering reservations for live-stock, it will likely take some time to have this thoroughly looked into; but there are many] cases now where farmers are blocked from easy access to river waters; such farmers can now take these matters up direct with the public works department, on Hon. Mr. Stewart's as-mirance that road allowances to water will be opened; farmers can do this individually, or through their lo-cal organizations. 1 While tt is necessary to lean back on tho governments on some of these Sweeping Advance Being Mmlv Towards Capital ol (ialicia by the Kuss-iutis Now. I'etrograd, July 10.-Goneral Kornt-loff's offensive In lOastern Galioia con-I inner, says yesterday's official Russian department statement, despite the energetic resistance and stubborn) counter-attacks of the Teutons. Additional villages have been captured. More than J,"00 prisoners were taken, yesterday. The Russians also captur* ed three fieid guns, many trench mor-tars, and machine guns and u quantity of war material. The statement says tho enemy has) retreated to the Lomnlca river, In two days the Russians penetrated to a depth of 62.3, miles the enemy positions west of Stanislau. Halicz, the key to Lemberg, capital of Galicia, 1s threatened seriously by the second successful thrust within 10, days of Russian armies. Changing suddenly their point, of attack to the west and north of Stanislau, about 18 miles south of Halicz, on the Lemberg-Czernowitz railway the Russians have taken Jezupol, eight miles south of Halicz. on the river Dniester, and four villages between the railway line and the Lomnica river, 10 miles to the west. Ciezov, one of the villages taken, is several miles south-west of Jezupol and on the Lemberg-Stantslau railway. Important captures ot prisoners and guns were made by General BrilBiloff's men. More than 7,000 men, 131 officers, 4S guns and many machine guns were taken from tha Aus-tro-Germans. The Russian attacks northwest ot Stanislau continue. The Russian cavalry has swept on to the west and has reached the Luvka river. Berlin j and Vienna admit the success of the Russian thrust, but both capitals claim that the advance was checked by Gorman reserves thrown in apparently to save the Austrian positions. A further advance of the Russians towards the Siwka river, 30 miles west of Halicz, would make most perilous the retention by the Austro-Germans of their present line of ZIochoff-Hal-lcz', and would compel at least the i evacuation of Halicz. Their flanking movement may have added security, as the Russians have been attacking the Austrians along the Bystritsa-Sol-otvina, southwest of Stanislau, but with no important gain of ground as ! yet. Defeated on French Front f?aris, July 10.-The Germans returned to the nttack on the Aisne front last night, and again met with defeat, the war office reports. A strong assault on the French positions at Hurtebise monument and the dragon was repelled. The attacking waves suffered severely and were unable to reach the French lines. The statement follows: "Yesterday evening the enemy's bombardment became violent in different sectors of the Aisue front. Local attacks on the trenches north of Laffau* mill and south-east of Allies were repulsed by our lire. Further east the enemy made a strong attack on our positions at the Hurtebise monument and the dragon. His efforts were vain. Unable to approach our line the enemy troops were dispersed, suffering severely." "Surprise attacks on advanced posts south-east cf Corbeny, near Courcy, in the sector of Auberive and near Caurieres wood, cost the enemy losses and gave him no result. Prisoners remained in our hands. The night was calm everywhere else." British Advance London, July 10.-"Last night we advanced our line slightly 'east of Osttaverne, one mile north of Wyta-chaete," Bays today's official announcement. "South of the Ypros-Comines canal we carried out a successful raid. We captured some prisoners." Huns Admit Rretreat. Berlin, July 10, via London.- Tha German war office today announced that the German forces fightfng in the Stanislau sector of the Galician front were yesterday withdrawn behind the Lomnica River. Near Riga, Dvinsk and Sinorgon, on tho northern end of the Russian front, the official statement added, fighting between the Germans and Russians bait increased. 1'S (CONTINUED ON PAGE BIX) --.i ii�i t i >'i. Say 50,000 Farm Laborers Will Quit If Miners' Demands Are Not Granted � Chicago. July 10.-The threat of a general strike of 50,000 agricultural workers In the wheat fields of tho north-west was made here today by Frank IT. Little, member of the general executive board of the Industrial Workers of the World. He declared the walkout of the harvesters' was certain if the demands of, strikfajr miners in Arizona and Montana ware-not granted. .V^i 61 8173 769?1625 74 79499? 543191 37403749 ?11826 ;