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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LKTIIBMDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 23, 1917 NUMBER 188 THE RUSSIAN GOVT. FEARS A COUNTER-REVOLUTION NOW THE WEEK-END Miner Drowned in River Here . While Attempting a Dangerous Path TABER MAN LOSES LIFE WHILE BATHING Chaotic Conditions In Russian Armies! While encdavoring to thread Ills way along a narrow path on the other Bide of tliu river, north or the traffic bridgo on Saturday evening, Thoinr.s Waddoll McGowan, a miner at tho Tuyiqr mine lost ills footing on the Bhulo bank and droppod Into the rlvor at a point where tho water was very rapid. He was drowned beforo help  could roach him, and efforts to recover his body have-been given up for the time being. It seems that McGowan was returning homo from tho mine lu which he had ben working for six months, and was carrying with him two coal aug-ers. At the point where ho fell Into tho river, there is another and safe path over the hill. Friends state that this was the fir.it time he had ever tried to go by the lower path over the procartotis shale. The fatality was witnessed by Mrs. Marlon who was on her way to visit her mother across tho rlvor over the week-end. She ran to summon aid, meeting four men around the corner of the hill. One of the men was the deceased's brother, but they were unable to do anything. Deceased had held fast to the two augers when ho came up for tho last time. One of the saddest things about tiie accident is that deceased was 2;! yoars of age on the day the fatality occurred. Ho was the .ion of James McGowan, also a miner, and there Is a largo family of brothers, all of whom live at home at 522 12th St. C. N. Coroner Humphries- has been notified, but no inquest can bo held until the body is recovered* TRAGEDY AT TABER. (Special to the Ilciald) Taber, July 23.-Win. Brown, aged 31. an employee of Harry Hudson, as a plasterer, was the victim of a drowning accident yesterday afternoon at the rlvor, when he and two other men. Godd and Hook, went for a swim. Brown and Hook went jnto the water and Hook swain some distance away. Urown, who could not swim, got into a deep hole and caUed out. Godd waded in with his clothes on, and managed to get hold of Brown, but he also got beyond his depth and began to sink. Hook swum back and saved Godd, ii,:t could not locate Brown. Chief Faulds and Const. Caswell were called to the scene, and made an effort to grapple for the body but without success. Finally Archie Morrow, diving for the body, was able to bring It t6 the surface. Coroner Humphries of Lethbrldge, decided an Inquest unnecessary. Petrogrnd, July 22. - The chaotic conditions prevailing on the part of tho Russian front are disclosed In a telegram sent to Premier Kercnsky for the provisional government and tho council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates by tho executive committee and the commissioner of the provisional government with tho second army on tho south-western front. "Wo unanimously recognize that the sltuntlon demand? extreme measures and efforts for everything must bo risked to save the revolution from catastrophe." Tho message reads: "The commander-in-chief on the western front and the commander of the second army today have given orders to lire on deserters and runaways." "Most military units are In a state of complete disorganization. Their spirit for the offensive has utterly dis- appeared. They no longer listen to orders of their leaders and they no- 1 gleet all exhortations of comrades, o.v-' cn replying by threats anil shots, i Some elements voluntarily evacuated | positions without oven waiting for the approach of the enemy." "Cases are on record in which ah order given to proceed with nil haste to such ami such a spot to assist comrades In distress has been discussed for several hours; at meetings and reinforcements consequently have been delayed several hours. These troops abandon their positions at the first shots of the enemy. "For a distance of several hundred versts long (lies of deserters, armed and unarmed, men in good health and' n>bust who have lost all shame and feel they can act altogether with Impunity are proceeding to the roar. Frequently entire units desert in this manner." Russians Make Advance In Spite of Difficulties Poii\ij;r:id, July 23.-The Russians yesterday attacked the Germans near Krevo and Vllna, north of the Plnsk marshcH and penetrated U�o Teuton lines for a distance of two miles, according to an official announcement made here today. The Russians captured more than 1000 Germans, but the developments of success, the statement adds, are being jeopardized by the moral weakness and instability of certain Russian detachments. Between the Rivers Sereth, Strlpa and Zlota Upa, the Russians statement says, the Austro-Hungarians continued their offensive, occupying villages. The chief of the Russian divisional staff was killed while re-establishing order among th* units in the Galician front. Huns Press Attacks. Vienna, via London, July 2$.- Tin made further advances in the region of Tarnopol and Kosowa, in ICast Gal- I French Repulse All Attacks In-j dieting Heavy Losses on | the Enemy GERMANS PRESSING ATTACK ON THE EAST Paris, July 23.-Continuing their violent attackG on the Aisne front, the Germans la3t night stormed French trenches on the. Casemate plateau, tho war office announces. On the California plateau the French maintained their supporting trenches. : >>>> > > ? > ? ? OVERNIGHT SUMMARY * {. .;. .;. .;. .;. : ;. Despite the heavy losses they had thus far sustained In their attacks along the Chemin des Dames in France the Germans again Sunday made fruitless efforts to defeat Gen. Petain's forces, delivering at various icia, according to the Austrian offic- j points attacks with large effectives, among whom were fresh reinforcements. From Epine do Chevregny to Germans and Austro-J^ungarlajis have cd." ial communication issued today. The town of Tarnopol and tho villages east of tho Sereth River are in flames. Tho communication reads: "The campnign into Eastern Gallcia is developing into a formidable blow against the Russian arms. Yesterday afternoon our allies forced their way forward from Tarnopol to as far as the Sereth bridgehead. During the night the railway line from Kosowa to Tarnopol was reached at several points. The Russian masses southeast of Brzezany are yielding. A movement on Kosowa has begun. The town of Tarnopol and numerous villages east of the Sereth are in flames. Much war material was captured in � Jazierna. The number of prisoners has not yet been enumerat- By S. 8. Dunham. A week of entertainment ucatiou. Do you like music? The Chautauqua among other attractions will have the 'Chautauqua Orchestra," which ranks among America's best; "The Treble Clef Club," four girls in mirth, melody and mimicry, "The Scotch Concert- Party"; "Ruthven MacDon-ald"; "Olive McCormick"; and "Waikikl Hawaiian Quintet." If you heard these musicians alone through any other medium than the Chautauqua, they would cost you twice the price of the whole Chautauqua. Are you Interested in tho Patriotic Fund, or tho boys at the front? Listen to what the Manitoba Free Press says about Ada I>. Ward, the well known English lecturer, who is on the Chautauqua program: "For two hours the vast audience wept big rolling tears and laughed hearty rollicking laughs by turns. At one moment there would be a fumbling for handkerchiefs, while chins ,.. j quivered ami lips trembled and while the tears were still chasing each other merrily down tho end of carefully powdered noses, Ada Ward, with her droll mimicry and nimble wit, would cause laughter to bubble and well up, upsetting their dignity most terribly but making them 'just a lot of patient souls together' with a common bond of sympathy-a boy at tho front." I am writing this letter particularly 1. E AYorknu'ii and Soldiers Vote to Give Government Unlimited Power*-Opposing Factions Clash ill Streets of Capital-Government Gradually Gaining the Upper Hand in the Situation. ALLIES CLOSING IN OF �* eje �� �5� �5� ej� �j� �j� ** ^* FIRES THREATEN TRAIL Hun Air Fleet Makes Attack on Metropolis and South-East Coast London, July 22. - Again a large force of Gorman airplanes has visited the east English coast, dropping bombs. British aviators rising to attack, scattered tho Gormans and pursued them to sea. One of tho Germans was brought down. Eleven persons wore killed and 26 injured by tho bombs dropped by tho raiders. Official Announcement London, July 23.-Tho official 011-nouncomont of tho air raid on tho east coast follows: "A squadron of enemy airplanes from 15 to 21, approached Fellxtowe and Harwich at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. Some.bombs wero dropped but tho heavy fire from the anti-aircraft defonse caused the enemy's for-, rniitlon to split up, part returning over seas and part proceeding south, down the Essex coast, and finally proceeding homeward without dropping more bombs. Tho raiders wore pursued out to sea and,heavily engaged by our airplanes, but the visibility was low and the difficulties of observation were very great. "The casualties at Felixtowe and Harwich so far are eight killed and - 25 Injured." Huns Sustain Huge Losses Attempting to Stop the Allied Advance In REPRISALS FOR AIR RAID8. London, July 21.-Samuel Samuels, M. P., announced In a speech today that tho British jjr.vernmunl intends to adopt a policy of reprisal for German air raids.  London, July 23.-German troops in Gorman Kast Africa attempted to make a stand last week Against the allied forces which are gradually closing in on them. An official statement issued here today says heavy fighting took place in which the Germans suffered largo lossos. The announcement follows: "On July !7th the enemy evacuated Mount Shakama. Throughout the 17th and 18th our columns pressed the retiring enemy in a most difficult country, capturing a few prisoners and occupying a ridge two miles north of Narong-ombe by nightfall of the ISth. "On the 19th, the main enemy positions in the vicinity of Narongombe were attacked. Severe fighting ensued, the enemy offering most stubborn resistance and making numerous counter-attacks, In the course of which it is asserted from prisoners he sustained heavy losses. Our casualties also wero considerable. "In tho ltufljl area the enemy evacuated Kitope, our columns having driven his rear guard toward Medaba on the 21st. In the Songea area the enemy continued his retreat toward Ma-hengo offering slight resistance to our pursuing forcos. In the northern area a small German column, reported In the Soujo district west of Lake. Natron, is now moving south through Kngaruka pursued by Belgian columns from lkoma.' ' Neison, July 22.-Bush fires closing in on Trail from several directions, are menacing houses in tho outskirts of tho city. Several houses caught fire, but up to a late hour tonight no buildings had actually been destroyed. East Trail, east of the Columbia river, is said to be in most danger of suffering losses. ? ? FOREST FIRE DEFIES FIGHTERS IN PASS -/- Bull River Conflagration Demanding Attention of Over 200 Fire Fighters the south of Corbeny, approximately j foj ~"u"r ' nuisiciansT our" ladles, and 12 miles, the artillery of tho crown prince pounded tho French position mercilessly in the early morning, after which the leash was slipped from the infantry, which, attacked on several sectors, only t6>ineet with a galling lire from the Preneh rifles and machine guns. Often tfie opposing troops came into hand to hand encounters. Several time* the. Germans reached the Casemates plateau, but each time were driven back efcffering enormous casualties. Only at'one point on the California plateau were they able to* gain a footing, and here the position is still in dispute in a stubborn battle for supremacy. With the coWttnuad,!onward, presa of the Germans in th'e?regloni ot Zlochoff, Galicla, the Russian line on tho front south of Briezarry. is beginning to give way according to the latest German official communication. The Serith bridgehead near Tarnopol has been reached by the Germans apd at several points the railway running from Tarnopol to Kozowa lias been taken. The Russians in their retreat have set on firo the town of Tarnopol and villages to the east. Should the Russian line immediately south of Brzezany give way, it is probable that the Russians will be forced to retreat from the region of Halicz. M. Kcrensky, tho Russian premier, who personally commanded the Russian forces when they started their offensive In Gallcia early in July, again has gone to the lighting front, probably in an effort to put down the disaffection amon_g the troops and have them face the enemy again. Emperor William is also reported to have started for the eastern front. MAY DECLARE RUSSIA A REPUBLIC, IS PLAN OF THE GOVERNMENT WATER CONFERENCE At a recent meeting of the executive of the United Farmers of Alberta, the following resolution was passed: Resolved, That we indorse the action of the Lethbrldge board of trade in calling the water conference recently held in that city. That wo believe the questions there considered are of vital interest to tho farmers generally. That we are lu harmony with tho general principle of the - resolutions there passed. Thut we favor the. publication and distribution of the proceedings of the conference at government expense. - sued here today. They are the holy synod's decree establishing the conn, cil and the system of elections there* to and Impassioned appeal signed by the chief dignitaries. Controller Hanna Gives Suggestions for Economy Toronto, July 23.-W. J. Hanna, food' controller, Issued a statement yesterday In which he sua-gssted that no meat be aervad In hotels op restaurants on Tuesdays or Fridays, and that no bacon bo served on other days except at breakfast. He urged that at evsry meal there should bs supplied some substitute for white bread and that no more than two courses may be served for breakfast and luncheon or three courses for dinner. Evsry cltlssn will be asked to sjgn a plsdge to reduce ton* tdsrably hla consumption of brsad, beef and basen, . > i -,..  REDUCE PRICK OF  BREAD IN ENGLAND           London, July 23.-A reduction of 35 per cent In the price ot bread at an early date la announced by Baron Rhond-da. A graduated reduction In the price of neat for the army and civilians which by January will mean a 80 per cant decrease from the amount now paid, also waa aeaounced. .; ^ 94 04565833 ?..A ;