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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LET!I15HIDGF,. ALP.HRTA, WKDXKSDAY, .ULV II, 1!M7 NC'MBRR 178 RUSSIANS TAKE CITY OF HALICZ- GERIANY FACING A REVOLT Points for Which Russians Fought Two Years Ago Have Been Taken-Aiistro-dJeniian Front I'en-> ctrateri for Depth of Six Miles on Wide Front by Ikiissians-Pursuit of Enemy Continues. A GIs'vYr AMOUNT OF WAR MATERIAL AND gums TAKEN Copenhagen, via London, July11. -All the nclviccs received here Indicate that the situation in Germany is very serious. If the Liberal factions do not succeed in their parliamentary alms there are predictions here that trouble will follow. The Danish newspapers openly discuss the possibility of a German revolution. The Ger- man censorship of which the flcneral staff has charge, has always been very fluctuating. During the first days of the present crisis even alarming telegrams were allowed to pass but since yesterday all private and press dispatches have been r.topped and only insignificant official statements trying to gloss ever the situation have arrived here. London, .Inly 11.-Italic?:, the strategic key to Lomberg, capital ot Gali-cia, has been captured 'jy tlio Russians, saya a dispatch from Router's Petrograd correspondent. Halicz, 153 miles southeast of Lcinberg on the Dniester River, Is nn Important railway junction, and the most important key to the Galloian capital. Uallcz was the center of much heavy fighting last August, but the Russians failed to take Halicz after engaging in furious battles at Mariumpol and Monas-torzyska, and forcing (he Austro-Germans to retire between the Selota Li-pa and the Dniester. In September Halicz was bombarded by the Russian artillery but attempts to storm the town wore unsuccessful. The fall of Halicz probably will mean that the Austro-Germans must retire from the present lino along^ho Kioto. Lipa from northwest, of Halicz through Brzozany and Zlochoff to Brody, in order to protect Lemberg. The next line in the roar of the Zlota Lipa is the Gnila Lipa. Russia's armies have broken the Aitstro-German lino in the Halicz SUuvtslau sector, one of the most important on the eastern front and the Russian advance continues. The Aus- (ro-Gorman forces already have withdrawn beyond the Lomnica river, about 10 miles west of Jozupol, which was occupied Sunday by the Russians under Genera! Korniloff. The Russians have taken four moro villages and increased their capttires of prisoners moro than one thousand. Seven more field guns and other war material fall into Russian hands. West, of Stanlslau toward Kalusz and Dolina, the Russians have penetrated the Teutonic lines to a depth of nearly seven miles and botween Stanlslau and Halicz thoy have widened their wedge. In their retirement, apparently made hastily from the large nm6unt of guns and military stores captured by the Russians, the Austro-Germans failed to make a stand at two rivers, the Lukovitza and the Luvka. It is probable they may entrench on the west bank of the Lomnica. Pursuit Continues I'ctrograd, July 11.-According to a telegram received from the general staff, the pursuit of the enemy in Ga-licia continues. The capture, of Halicz, the strategic key to Lemberg, is confirmed, the Russians taking prisoners and more than 30 guns. Noble Adds to Big Holdings By Purchasing 15,ooo Acres Of Famous Cameron Ranch Another big land deal in Southern Alberta lands, in fact, 'the biggest deal which has boon recorded for some years, was completed by wiroj this morning from New York, through the firm ot J. Harris and Co., of Lethbridge and Nobloford, whereby 0. S. Noble of tiie Noble Foundation, adds to his already immense holdings, a total of some 15,000 acres of the famous Cameron ranch, north-east of the city, by purchase from the Cameron estate, New York, at an average price above $10 an acre. This deal, which lias been pending for some time, disposes of a large section of the Cameron ranch, which is mostly raw land, and which was held for years for speculative purposes by the Cameron estate. Last year, how-over, it was decided to put the ranch, comprising over two townships, on the market, and already large sections of it have been disposed in small holdings much of it to farmers already in the country. With the purchase by Noble of this large area, the ranch has nearly all been sold off, and will be brought under cultivation rapidly. LOSE GROUND SLIGHT REVERSE T [SUPPRESS HARDEN'S NEWS-PAPER Copenhagen, July 11.--I)lo Zukunfl. Msixmlliau II,inl"U's publication now has been suppressed for the remainder of the war. according to the l'.er-lin Tagcblatt. llcrr Harden lias been mobilized under the auxiliary civil service law and will lie employed as a military clerk. The Noble purchase includes the following sections of the ranch: In township 11, range IS: sections 1, 2, :!, 4, 5, fi, 7, 8, 11. 11!. 17, IS, m, 20, three-quarters in 2H. one quarter in 2li, all of 27 and 28 anil three-quarters in UK. In township 11, range 19: East half of section one, all of sections 11, 12 and 13, south hair of H, all of 23, 24 and 25, all of 35 and :tG. Mr. Noble has little to say regarding the plans for his new purchase, hut It Is understood that it wiil be administered along the same lines as his other big farms are now being op-orated, and that much of it will be brought under cultivation sooner or later. Air. Noble's total holdings are now nearly 30,000 acres. On the east farm are 5700 acres, on the west farm 2000 acres, on the Riverside farm at Car-matigay, 1700 acres, on the Harons farm 1280 acres, on tiie Whitney farm 1440 acres, and on the Cameron ranch, just bought, 15,000 acres;, apd on the Calgary ranch 2000 acres, a total in all of 29,240 acres, of which 9700 acres are in crop this year. Germans Concentrate Artillery on Yprcs Salient, and in Subsequent Rush Carry 1.400 Yards ot! Trenches, Reaching Yser Canal-Enemy Driven Out of Some ot the Captured Territory. it;i:\cir repulse another strong � hun attack against their lines MINERS HAVE ONLY BRITISH AIRMEN IN FLEET Dropped Bombs on Warships in Constantinople Harbor And on the City London, July 11.-An air raid on the enemy fleet off Constantinople was announced in a statement of the British war office today. Bombs were dropped on the Turkish cruiser Ywuz Sultan Sclim, formerly the German cruiser Goeben. The announcement follows: "A report has bcoa receiver from the vice-admiral in the eastern Mediterranean that Monday night a successful attack was carried out by tho Royal Naval air service against the Turkish German fleet lying off Constantinople in, the Golden Horn. When the Goeben, surrounded by war ships, including submarines had been located an attack was made from a height of 800 feet. Direct hits were obtained on the Goeben and on other enemy ships near her. Dig explosions took place on board them and several tiros were observed. "Tho war offico also was attacked nnd a direct hit was obtained. The enemy appeared to have b.een completely surprised as until tho bombs had been dropped no anti-air craft batteries oponed fire. Our forces returned safely without any casualties. London, July 11.-Another strict order dealing with the leakage of information has been issued to Canadians. It speaks of the "criminal folly of ft tew individuals who communicate information to relatives and friends in Canada, believing tho same will be treated discreetly." A Deserter Is Murdered Medicine Hat, July 11.- A deserter named Rosenfelder was shot and killed by Ferdinand Weiss, a farmer in the Norton district, south of Medicine Hat. Rosenfelder enlisted over a year ago in Calgary but later skipped across the boundary. He came back a few weeks ago and was nabbed by the police but escaped again and for several days had been terrorizing the Norton neighborhood. The exact circumstances of the shooting are not known except that Rosenfelder was shot through the back. An inquest will be held. BIG STAMPEDE AT MAGRA1H PLANNED Committees Now Working Will Be In Charge of Ray Knight HUGE BIPLANES RAIDS London, July 11.-The gigantic biplanes which tho Germans used against London on June ..�ch and July nth, measure 77 feet 8 inches across the wings, are -10 feet 8 inches long, carry two Mercedes motors ot a total of 520 horsopower, and have two pro-pollors aft. They never were lower than 12,000 feet, but looked lower on account of their size. Even If one pilot is killed by shrapnel these machines are not. put out of action, as thoy carry more than one pilot. That altitude is within range ot the London-anti-aircraft guns. (Spprlal tn tlio ITcrnlil) Magrath, July 11.-Preparations arc under way for the big stampede to be held In Magrath in connection with the Agricultural Fair on August 10 and 11. A public meeting was held Monday'night in the town hall and committees were appointed as follows: General committee. D. 11. Bingham, chairman, Kd. Hodges, John Turner, Lou Fclgar, .las. Warren, R. W. Brad-shaw, Geo. Hoss and W. IT. Mclntyre. Advertising committee. F. W Karren, chairman, E. Pingree-Tanner, .1. Steele and E. Reunion. The whole affair will be managed by Ray Knight of Raymond. Mr. Knight has offered to do all he can to make it a success. A car of posts has been ordered and as soon as they arrive the men will be asked to turn out and help build tho corrals. A meeting of the committees and directors of the Agricultural Society will be held on Wednesday night to appoint other committees and make further arrangements. Everybody boost for the big stampede and fair and all roads will load to Magrath on August 10 and 11. Union Govt. Is Criming Ottawa, July 11.-The outlook for tho formation of a union government between the Conservatives and the conscription Liberals looks brighter today than at any time since Sir Robert Borden opened negotiations with Sir Wilfrid Laurier for a coalition. The . union has not actually been consummated but, negotiations have gone so far now that there is good reason to believe they will be si's-cessful. RfALLY NEEDED Though the mines have been in operation more than a week, very few men who were not present to go down the first day have appeared on the scene. All three mines at Lethbridge are running with about one-third of tho men really necessary for the desired output. Orders for coal are pouring in. One mine already has enough orders on hand to keep its present crew of miners going till the last of September without accepting any new orders. So far no announcement lias been made by Commissioner Armstrong of plans to increase- the supply of mine labor, but the operators are all crying for men in tho hope that something will be (lone in time to avert a winter coal famine in the prairie provinces. London. July 11.-Tho enemy penetrated liritisli positions in Belgium on a front, of 1400 yards to a depth of iioo yards, says a statement issued by the British war office today. In their advance the Germans reached the right bank of the Yser near the sea. The attack followed a 23-hour bombardment in which tho defense In the dunes section near the coast were levelled. Tho sector was isolated by the destruction of bridges over the Yser. The announcement follows: "After a very intense bombardment lasting 24 hours the enemy made a determined attack on our positions on the Nieu-port front yesterday at 7.45 p.m. Owing to the concentrated and heavy nature of tho enemy's artillery lire the defenses In the dunes sector near tho coast were levelled and this sector was isolated by the destruction- ofj bridges across the river Yser. "Tlte enemy succeeded in penetrating our positions here on a front of' 1,400 yards and to a depth of 60ft yards, thus reaching the right bank*, of tho river Yser near the sea. "Further south, opposite Lombaert* j zyde, after gaining temporarily somttj of our advanced positions, the enemy?, was driven back to Ms own Huea by;! a counter attack." Took 1200 Prisoner* Berlin, July 11.-More than^,20�] prisoners havo been taken by the Ger�! man marine corps In the Yser dlsV-trict of Belgium, army headquarters announced today. i Were Repulssd Paris, July 11.-The Germans made an attack last night in the Woevra north of Flirey today's official state-' ment says they were repulsed. EARTHQUAKE AT SAMOA TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL CALLS FOR INCREASED PENSIONS Regina, July p.-At a meeting of tlio Trades and Labor Council of/Re-gina, hold tonight, a resolution was passed calling upon the Dominion government to increase the minimum pension paid soldiers totally incapacitated to $100 monthly, and to the same amount to widows of soldiers killed in the war. The resolution is to he sent to the proper department at Ottawa. > > > > C. N. R. EARNINGS. Toronto, Ont., July 10.-Canadian Northern railway system gross earnings for week ending July 7, 1017, $902,300: for corresponding period last year $SS5,100; an increase of $17,200. Lethbridge Gives an Enthusiastic Welcome to the Calgary Autoi|ts NEW WHEAT HEADED OUT. Moose Jaw, Saak., July 9.-A -sample of New Wonder wheat, claimed to be superior to Marquis wheat, bonded out and 36 inches in height, Is shown In this city, A sample of Kxcelda flax was 17 inches high. i_______ -�  ~- -" " " - 1,1  * �>  *  commissions , in the flying * �    � Escorted by 20 Lethbridge cars, which went out as far as Nobloford, 25 miles north, to meet them, and greoted in {ho city by throngs of people on tho streets, and tooting horns and oheors, tb? 18 cars of tho Calgary auto club which completed tho trip to here, reached the city last ev-onlng at 10.30, much later than they bad at first anticipated. In view of this the details of the Welcome planned here had to be cut short, and a speech by W. F. W. Lent, of Calgary, was the only formality after the welcome by the mayor. The party left at eight this morning for-Medicine Hat, Two Calgary car3 turned back north of Vulcan and did not complete the trip. The others continued, and south of High River were joined by others who accompanied them to Lethbridge arid tho lint. In addition to this a luge number of Lethbridge enthusiast* ^accompanied the Calgary tourists to the Hat this morning. Met at Noblsford The Initial welcome by the Lethbridge auto club at Noblutord, was in tho nature of a surprise to the Calgary tourists and greatly did it pleaso them. Tho Lethbridge cars wero drawn up across the road at Noble-ford and as soon as tho Calgary party was sighted, tho tooting of horns began and a noisy reception was given them. Tho Ford service car loaded with cold liquid refreshments had been brought out. from Lothbrldgo and, botween handshaking, the dusty, thirsty Calgary crowd partook ot these with a gusto that was delightful to see. The return trip from Nobloford was made with speed, as It was nine befeve the party left there. Calgary and Lethbridge cars alternated, with the two pathfinder cars leading, and Mayor Haniio following in a big now Stuilobakor driven by John Graham, and with Mayor Costello as his guest. Vic, Green acted as pathfinder for the Lethbridge party. � The party, strung out in proper intervals, made a line over two miles long, and presented a great sight/with all headlights flashing along tho trails. (CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX) London, July 10.-Regarding tho Dutch minister's statement to tho press at Washington yesterday, cabled here, regarding exports of Tho Netherlands in dairy products, that "most ot those go to England and some to Germany," the Times obtained the following official Dutch figures published in Holland: "For the first quarter of 1017, tho exports of Dutch dairy products wero: To Germany, butter, 1,84 metric tons a.-lirs tons land: Butter, �".! tons; cheese, �1!K1 tons; eggs 502 tons; total 4,017 tons. "Of Dutch butter, cheese nnd eggs, Germany received last year 1 "8,0(11! tone; England !>,7."iS tons. Last year Germany received 122,000 tons of potatoes and 4!),:>H tons of meat from Holland; England I!,137 tons of potatoes and 0,9,")" tons of meat. "Comment seems unnecessary," us;( cheese, 0,210 tons; eggs, ;; total If.iiOC tons. To Eng- SIR HENRY DRAYTON ? RETURNS THE CHEQUE * Ottawa, Ont., July 10.- For his services in investigating tho Canadian railway problem, and compiling tho report thereon, the government sent Sir Henry Drayton ti cheque for $15,000, the same amount as was paid bis fellow commissioners, A. H. Smith, president, of the Now York Central and II. Acworth, financial expert. The cheque was returned by Sir Henry to tho government with a letter stating that in this tinio of national crisis, ho could not see his way clear to accept, remuneration beyond his regular salary oven if additional labor had bs'ea placed upon him. % % �* % % A A % A Washington, July 11.-A dispatch from Suva, Fill Islands, says damage has been caused in the Samoan islands by a severe earthquake and tidal waves. The Friendly islands also havo experienced au earthquake. : o > ? * ? SITUATION IENSE Berlin, July 0, via London, July 10- The situation is unchanged. Tho tension if anything is more Intense. The session of the Reichstag was rather a perfunctory affair. Chiof interest centered about an animated meeting of the main committee during which Chancellor Von Hethmann-Hollweg took the floor twice. Whilo discussions were confidential it is generally believed the four-party coalition has not yet decided on tho final draft of the resolution covering war activities and electoral reforms. No session of the Reichstag will be held on Tuesday, as that day is to be devoted to a further significant session of tho main committee, and meetings of the various party factions. According to the summary of the Chancellor's speech before tho main committee published in the Lokal Anziger of Uc*iln ho said: "Wo must continue the war with our whole energies. I do not deny that we have great difficulties to overcome, but so havo our enemies. We shall see whether thoir difficulties or ours are greater. "I am sure we can win if we hold out. 0R0NT0 ST. RY SYSTEM TIED UP, BY BIG STRIKE V. Men Demand More Money -. Half Million People Walk To Work CREW ALL DEAD Galveston, Texas, July 11.-A German submarine of the most modern type floating a short distanct off tho Jrish Coast, every member of the crew having boon suffocated, was recently' picked up by a British patrol boat and towed to port, according to the captain of a British steamer' which arrived at a gulf port yesterday. Tho hatches were down when the party from a patrol boat boarded tho undersea craft. MARKETS Spot Wheat ............. 234 Local Truck Wheat......... 213 October Wheat.......... .v 200 Local Track Oats ..... 66'/a October 0�U .rT., ......... 63% October Flax.............. 277 � WEATHEK High ...... ............ 82 tow.,................... �2 Forecait:. Cine and warm. > Hot Wave Experienced Over the South; A Few Local Rainfall* "With tho mercury bordering on 00 degrees, Southorn Alberta is experiencing the holiest week of the year. Citizens are sweltering and rushing the ice man to death. Tho lee cream parlors are doing groat business and even tho two per cent, beer stands are thinking of tho rosy times when real beer was on tap. ^ But while the weather is very hot, some relief is being afforded by the thunderstorms which pass over some part of the district every night. Southern Alberta is in tiie midst of tho hail season, tho excessive heat being tin cause. Last evening a very heavy hail storm did considerable damage through the district south and wost of Clarosholm. Hail is doing more damage this week than it did when Lothbridge was visited. The wheat is now heading out, and although few total losses by hull are being recorded, the hail insurance companies are hav Ing an anxious time. Coaldale experienced ono of the. heaviest rains of tho season last night at the time a few drops fell here. Some hall wuu mixed with tho rain at Coaldale but uo damage was dono. More rain fell at. the Experimental farm than in the city, .0!) being recorded there. Tho rain was very light at Tabor ami oast along tho Crow, but along the Foremost branch good showers were again recorded. Medicino Hat recorded .22 precipitation last night. Some districts are some extent owing to lack of raid. Other districts, and this covers the majority of tho Lethbridge railway district, havo been fairly- well supplied with showers and crops are making almost abnormal growth. OaU are all in the boot and in some casos are heading. The city's crop at Henderson Park is heading out nicely. Alfalfa Cutting Cutting of alfalfa in the irrigation district east of the city has Hturtod. Tho crop is very heavy and is being saved in good condition. Alfalfa on dry land is practically all cut and stacked. Timothy cutting will start the latter part of noxt week. Reports from Pincher Creek and Olds indicate that the hay crops in those districts are not up to tho usual standard,. and hay fanners in this district are looking (or a continuation ot high prices. Toronto, July 11.-The threatened strike of the Toronto Btrcet railway conductors and motormen materialized this morning at 5 o'clock. Negotiations yesterday had no result and at a mass meeting of the employees which began at the Star theatre at midnight, 3 554 voted to strike and only 73 opposed the civic system and the radial lines are running but theso do not serve the center of the city. On over 100 miles ot- track there are no cars running where usually the day's work calls into service over 600 cars carrying half a million passengers with minimum dally receipts of $15,-000. The men are striking for an Increase of 10 cents an hour and better � working hours. The maximum now.,' paid to conductors and motormen ie> nuetto has already announced that he will move an amendment calling for a referendum and it will receive considerable support but will not carry. On the commons side ot parllatnMt It is expected that after the dlspofltU of the conscription bill, the resolution to extend the life of parliament will be tho next order ot business. While tho feeling is growing that a coalition of somo sort may -yet be formed, the majority of members believe that a general election is pra#> tically unavoidable. COMPLAINT AGAINST CURTI8 CO. Washington, July 11.-Formal complaint against the Curtis Publishing Company was issued today by the Federal trade commission, charging unfair business practices and stlf-st I fling of competition by refusing to sell the Saturday Evening Post to dealers handling competitors' publication!, (4tJU     i 30 C9A 31 120?36 ;