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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. Tl'ESDAY, JULY 24, 1917 NUMBER 189 COLEMAN AND CORBIN SAFE FROM FIRES, IS BELIEVED Serbia Has New Reason For Wanting Indemnity Washington, July 24.-Serbia In a formal note made public today at the state department charges Austria and Bulgaria with an illegal economic exploitation of occupied provinces and gives notice that she "reserves the right of claiming at the time of peace negotiations an Indemnity corresponding to the damage inflicted both on the Serbian state and its subjects by these flagrant violations of public international law." Berlin States Big Advance Being Made Alon� Entire Russian Front Is Big Sale War Certificates Ottawa, July 24.-The sale i.f war savings certificates in Canada has now reached $9,000,000. It is six months since the certificates ware first offered to the public, co 'hat through 'hese small investments an average of $1,500,000 a month has been made available for the purposes of the war. The number- of certificates is over 130,000. PRISONERS AND GUNS TAKEN BY TEUTONS U. S. WAR BUDGET Big Guns Battering Towns Back Allied Front Are Now Effectually Silenced GREAT BRAVERY OF AIRMEN COMMENDED Berlin, July 'M.-Tho German forces In Gaticia are advancing from the Itiver Serath to the wooded Carpathians over a front 155 miles -wide, Hays the official statement issued today by tlie Gorman Army Headquarters staff. Several German divisions, the statement adds, report that they have each taken three thousand prisoners. Numerous heavy Russian Runs have been captured and also much booty has been taken by the Germans. Over the entire eastern front from the Baltic to the J31ack Son bitter fighting is proceeding. The statement snys great success have been obtained by the Germans and tholr al-lies. On West Front. Boriin, July 21, via London.- An artillery battle of an intensity nevor paralleled previously is raging day and night in Flanders, the war office announces. Wore Repulsed. Paris, July 21.-Two German attacks on the Aisno front north west of firayen Liionnois last night, were repulsed, the war office announced today, between Corny and Ailles, tlio Germans also attacked without result. British Official. London, July 24.-The following is today's official report from the Franco Belgian front. "We captured 110 prisoners in successful raids last night west of liavrincourt, east of Vermcl-lesiand west o� Hollobeke." INTERESTlESSENS IN W MEETS Anti-Conscriptionists Greeted By Only Handful In Montreal Gathering Additional Five Billions Needed For Army and Navy on New Basis Washington, July 24. - Secretary McAdoo today prepared now war estimates for congress very much in excess of these already presented, and which will necessitate raising revenue not contemplated when the senate finance committee revised the war tax bill. The bill probably will be further revised. The government,-basing an estimate on the needs of the army and navy, wants the war tax bill to authorize an additional $5,000,000,000. Secretary McAdoo will appear before the finance committee late today to ex-plafn the treasurer's needs based on the requirements of the army and navy. Whether the $5,000,000,000 would be raised by bond issue had not been determined. (By Canadian Overseas Correspondent.) Canadian Army Headquarters in Franco, July 24.-The artillery duels still continue on , this sector of the western front by day and by night. The amount of munitions used is most prodigious. The enemy, who for some time past has husbanded all shells above six inches calibre, presumably becauso of his increasing scarcity of Forest Fire Now Under Control Town of Corbin, N>ar Ferine, Onrc Threatened Now Believed to He Sate-Flames on Edge of Town of Coleman, lint Are Vnder Control. fSperlnl to tlio 1 Icrnhn Fernie, B. C, July 24.-l.ast night's change in temperature and falling of the velocity of the wind which has kept the forest fires raging for the past week has brought a feeling of ( relief to the people of the pass. j Alarming reports jt.ached town yesterday afternoon regarding the danger to Corbin from firo which was burning fiercely between the town and "the big showing," and it was feared that the town was doomed to destruction. Later reports, however, allayed these fours and it is thought that the people of. that little mining town were able to fight off the flames and save their homes. There being no wire communications beyond Mac-Glllvray made it most difficult to get any word through to Corbin. Forest Ranger Hart had arranged to send in fifty men from Michel if it became necessary but has received no request for such action this morning. The Bull Hivcr fire is still burning. war material, began on Sunday to ! but it is not believed it will spread to bombard points fully 20 miles back I outside territory. The loss will he from our front with a 14-inch gun Which throws a shell weighing about three quarters of a ton. Our airman quietly located the monster. The gun position was raided by aeroplanes on Sunday afternoon when a number of 250 pound bombs were dropped upon it. Several were seen to fall close to the gun which has not been fired since. The gallant lads of the aerial service will thus save towns and villages far behind the front from bombardment with shells which are capable of grinding a house to powder. They have had more than their usual share of fighting in the air. The German airmen have been making special efforts to destroy our artillery observation balloons and in protecting them the aviators of our fighting squadrons are sometimes kept busy. A British airman engaged five German fighting planes on Sunday and destroyed one. He got away himself without injury. GERMANY AT A LOSS greatest in that territory mostly falling upon the C. P. R. Several of their logging camps have been lost and ties and other timbers have been consumed but no estimate as to the amount of these losses can yet be made. Other fires in the district have been held well in control and if the weather continues to favor fighting as was the case last night no great spread of these fires is apprehended. Corbin Still Safe. Fernie, B. C, July 24^-Brief word reached here this morning that the town of Corbin is still intact and that (lie fire fighters are holding their own. Permanent communication is still broken. Corbin Danger Past. Fernie, B. C, July 24.-Latest reports from Corbin state that a stable in rear of the hotel and one residence have baen burned but by hard fighting the hotel and store have been saved and danger of the town being wiped out has passed. News from Coleman indicnt.os that the fire in that district is burning in the slashings of the McLaren limits to the east end north of that town but that danger to the town is not so great as earlier reports, indicated. A large force of men havo been working to confine the fire to the slashings and with more favorable weather this will be accomplished. Fire Near Fernie. A fire has sprung up this morning at the Head of Farcy Creek across the Elk River from Fernie, but that locality is pretty well isolated and. no danger to the town or to other timber is apprehended. The slashingy on Farey creek are mostly the result of post making and the camp of John Mc-Dougall is the only one being operated in that gorge. Nothing of a startling nature has been heard from any other localities where fire has been burning. The wind has not risen to such a gale as yesterday and the temperature is much lower. I. W.W's Call Big Strike Ironwood, Mich., July 24.-Every indication pointed today to a / general mine strike on the Gogebic range under the auspices of the industrial workers of the world. The whole range is plastered with I. W. W. literature. Already miners at the Colby and Ironton properties near Bessemer, have gone out, reducing the working force by 50 per cent. The posters which ask a $6 wage for a six-hour day, evidently were printed on this range. AS HEAD SHIPPING AFTER A ROW Chairman White Also Quits - President Names New Men To Turn Out Ships USE FORCE OF ARMS TO STOP ROSS. REBELS IF Kerensky Determined'on Blood and Iron Policy to Quell the Rebellion FORMATION OP NEW GOVT. COMPLETED SELLS FARM FOR � K' ? > > > ? > > > * O * IS LAW NOW * * -  * Washlneton. Julv 24. - The Palace square, gave up its arms and asked for mercy. It had no support. It. will be disbanded and other rebel regiments are being quietly disarmed. Warrant* are out for the arrest of the Lennlnlte leaders, but most of-them, including Lonine hiding. New Govt. Complete. London, July 24.-Premier Kerensky has completed the constitution of the-new provisional government. Like the ministry of his predecessor, Prince Lvoff, the cabinet is a coalition but la limited to 10 members. Five of the ministers belong to the Serialist group and five are members of non-socialist parties. The other office* ot state will be directed not by ministers but by non-political directors ot departments who are sot member* ot the cabinet. PTE. bTlLY^BRENNAN (From Our own Correspondent) Warner, July 23.-The Warner Municipality is going after the weed proposition, a prominent farmer of the district being arraigned before the local court today for.failure to destroy weeds after having been ordered to do so by the Inspector. This'Is the first case brought this summer, but unless the weed act is obeyed, others will find themselves In the same boat; U. S. Expert to Aid in The Probe of Packers' Profits (Continued oh Paqb The body of the late Thomas Wad-dell McGowan who was drowned on Saturday evening north ot the traffic bridge was recovored yesterday evening >by the city police. The body is being held at the undertaking parlors of McKay and McKay. Coroner Humphries is in Calgary but on his return tonight will decide whether or not an inquest Is necessary. MARKETS Spot wheat................ 240 Local track wheat.......... 210 October wheat . .x........... 229^ Local track oats ........... 62 October oats............... 67'/g October flax.............. 295 *____-- WEATHER High.......... ...i. ......... 81 Low......................... W Forecast-F*lr and very warm. Ottawa, July 24.-George F. Henderson, chairman the committee which will make a further inquiry into the operations of tho cold storage companies ot Canada, following the report of W. P. O'Connor, cost of living commissioner, this morning received a telegram from H. C. Hoover, the head ot the American food commission, stating that he was sending T. J.' Connor, of Chicago, to Ottawa to assist in tho Inquiry. This action was taken by M. Hoover at the re quest ot Hon. W. J. Hanna, the Dominion food controller, who asked Mr. Hoover to send him an expert 'who could act in\an advisory capacity to the committee. Mr. Connor was one of the three managers of the Armour Company of Chicago, and he has retired from that position in order to assist Mr. Hoover ir His work. Mr. Connor will arrive in the capital on Tuesday next. AS DEAD NOW Well Known Local Man and 9� Footballer Given Up As Lost At Front -J Great Enthusiasm for Stampede; Program provides $6000 in Prizes Mrs, W. Bren-; nan received official notification this nor- * ning that her husband, Pte. Billy Brennan, waa presumed dead. Private Brennan was reported missing several months ago after one of the big battles. Since then no record has been received of him until today, Pte. Brennan was one of the very first to go from Lethbrldge. He left la September, 1914, with other reservists, going back to England to join his old regiment, the Duke ot Cornwall's Light Infantry. Prior to leaving tie was a mall carrier, but waa - well known to football enthusiasts, having been the backbone of the famous Overseas football team. Mr?. Brennan Is still residing 1*': the city. There are no children. (Special to the HeraldV Raymond, July 24.-Great enthusiasm was exhibited here at a combined meeting of the Magrath and Raymond stampede committees to draw up the program for the stampede to be held by Magrath, Raymond and Lethbrldge, in Lethbrldge on August 15, 16 and 17. The meeting lasted until a late hour, and the program was practically completed save for some small details. The program calls, for the expenditure of #6000 In prlies of the moBt vai-1 led nature, land providing attractive sums for most ot the events. One of the features will be the branding contest, the Knight Sugar Co. against all comers for a side bet of'150., A price of $50 is also to be offered the person bringing to the stampede the wont bucking horse. Riders are coming from all oyer the west. There will be a large number ot horses. A. P, Day, who managed the Hat stampede, is sending a cur-load, and there will be aom* from Browning, Mont. 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