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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE. ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1917 NUNBER 191 PASS ARE NOW Fire In Vicinity of Coleman Is Most Dangerous and Big Force Watching It CORBIN TOWN NOW BELIEVED SAFE Sub. Victims oftheWeek (Speclnl to th� Herald) Pernio, B. C, 26- Tho cool nights unaccompanied with winds, which hav* prevailed during the past two days, have lessened the danger from timber fires,. and made more easy tho work of tire fighters In this district. At Corbin yesterday the fighters still had hard work preventing tho spread of tho fire and, kocping It out of the town, but so far, they have been rewarded with success, excepting tho burning of n stable and destruction of one dwelling house. From no other points come any reports tending to cause alarm. Fires are still burning but nro generally under control and not liable to Ket away again unless there is a recurrence of high winds and warm nights. No estimates can yet be made as to the loss to standing timber but it will be considerable and the Iobs to young timber in slashed districts will be great. Tho Dull JUver firo and that In the McLaren Limits near Coleman have covered the greatest amount of ground and entailed the greatest loss to timber. The Bull River district being confined and Isolated, there Is Httlo danger apprehended from that source to .surrounding districts, but tho Crow's Nest district is differently situated, and until the fire Ib completely under ceatrol, danger lurks in that locality. A large force of fighters have been on duty there, composed mostly of minors and #heso will be kept at work until tho fire is subdued. Rome, July 25.-Two Italian steamers were sunk and one small sailing vessel was damaged during the week ending midnight, July 22, Days an official announcement Issued yesterday. Five hundred and ninety-three vessels with a gross tonnage of 389,815, arrived and 550 of a tonnage of 403,450 left port. :' ' No French Losses Paris, July 25.-During the week ending midnight July 22, not a single French vessol either oyer or under 1,-600 tons was lost according to an official statement issued yesterday. Six French merchantmen were attacked unsuccessfully during that time ' by submarines. Ships of all nationalities numbering 1,063 entered port' and 937 departed. HAVE Russians Make a Stand On Rumanian Front and Break Teuton Line RUSSIAN WOMEN PUT THE MEN TO SHAME s. MANY ARRESTED IN WILL YIELD BEST OF ANY IN WEST So Say U. F. A. Officials-No Need of Partners Here to Grouch Three Shot-Troops Called Out To Restore Order and Make Arrests Chester, Pa., July 26.-Throe men were shot, scores beaten and 55 arrested In a series of race riots adjacent to the colored district hero last night. In addition to those shot about a dozen rioters had to bo taken to -the hospital as a result of injuries Inflicted by stones and cluba. Two companies of national guardsmen and a platoon of state polico summoned to aid tho local force failed to restrain the'crowd which followed policemen and their captors to the' doors of the city jail. That, In spite of the lack of rain, Southern Alberta crops make one think of a .garden spot as compared with some other parts of the west, is the statement of E. J. Fream; head of the Alberta Farmers Co-operative elevators who was In the city yesterday on his way north from Raymond and Magrath, where the company is building elevators. Mr. Fream states that he saw many fields in that district that would give 25 bushels, or better than the ten year averago, while one field close to Magrath will yield 40 bushels; Mr. Tregillus, assistant secretary of the U.F.A. was in the city last night after attending the. U.F.A, picnic at Picture Butte yesterday afternoon, and he states that there are many sum-merfallow crops that will yield 25 bushels in the part of the south he visited. These men are not at all pessimistic, though both admit that a heavy rain would /do much to preserve some crops which are on the verge of being bufht tip. Paris, July 2G.-German assaults were re-opened last night along a front of about two miles on tho Alsne front from a point east of Hur-t�bise and Labovelle. The French official statement Issued this afternoon says that at the cost of tremendous losseB tho Germans were able to penetrate into certain elements of the French first lino trenches. The Germans also renewod their assaults on tho French positions at Htirtchlse farm, but the attack broke down under the trench lire of the French. Tho reciprocal artillery Are on the left hank of the River Meuse In the Verdun region was maintained with the usual violence. French Report. Paris, July 2G.-North of Auberive In the Champagne, the French penetrated tho German trenches, the French statement says, and Inflicted heavy losses on the Germans. On other parts of the Champagne front the artillery bombardment was intense. Fighting lasted all night, the French repellinu every attack made by the Germans. British Raid London, July 20.-"We made a successful raid last night south-east of Armentieres," says today's official report. "There is nothing else of special interest." 4 * > .> * > WAR SUMMARY ? WHOLESALE RUSSIAN RETREAT HAS BEEN DISASTROUS BLOW TO ALLIES -Bgmsft Columbia-]^ Who is seriously 111 again in London, England Damage In Regina Fire Was $50,000-Three Slightly Injured : 0> ? > > > > TWO MORE HUN VESSELS SUNK Amsterdam, July 26.-Two German vessels have been sunk and two German steamer* have been taken to England by British destroyers, according to the correspondent at Texel, one of the Frisian Islands, of the Amsterdam Telegraaf. A German steamship which had been torpedoed, the correspondent adds, has arrived at Denhelde. TiOndon, July 26.-A dispatch to tho Exchange Telegraph Company from* Amsterdam says a telegram from tho frontier announces that British airmen during-tbel last two nights have bombed Zeebrugge,' the. German submarine base, and the town of Bruges, Belgium, - Explosions and fires followed the attacks., A submarine shed at Zeebrugge-was damaged, according to the dispatch and It is probable that a submarine was blown up. CATTLE PRICES DECLINE Copenhagen, July 25.-The Polltlken reports that the German cattle buyer has reduced by 15 per cent, the prices he will pay next week for cattle to be sent to Germany. A corresponding-decline In meat prices here Is expected. BREAD CARDS IN SWITZERLAND. Borne, July 26.-Switzerland probably will Introduce bread cards Sept 1st with a dally ration of 275. grammes. Even tho actual entry of women soldiers into battle on the eastern front has been insufficient to imbue the ranks of the recalcitrant Russians with | patriotism. They are still deserting In large numbers in, leaving a virtually free road open for fresh ad-vances � by the Germans and Austro-Huiigarians. From the Baltic to the Black Sea only at one point along the long line, In the Southern Carpathians, have the Russians risen to the occasion and shown some of their old fighting spirit. Here fighting shoulder to shoulder with their Rumanian allies, they have' attacked and captured several villages: from tho Germans, and broken the heavily fortified Teuton line on a wide front. In Galicla, the precipitate retreat of the Russians continues almost everywhere from the Carpathian foothills to the region around Tarnapol, the government apparently not yet having had time to put in force its strong repressive measures which M. Keren-sky, the hoad of the government, has promised to apply in order to stay the debaclo. Nadvorna, In the fringo of the' foothills, Stanislau and Tarnapol and numerous smaller towns have been taken by the Teutons, who are now approaching the Important railroad Junction of Buczacz, which lies 30 miles east of Halicz. Since the penetration of the German lines near Krevo, in which the women took a notable part, despite which large numbers of the Russians igno-mtnously retreated to their old positions without even the vestlgo of har-rassment by the enemy, the Russians have not stirred from their trenches again to face the foe. Regina, July 26.-While five thousand persons were watching the races in the grand stand at the exhibition yesterday, fire broke out beneath the structure, destroying It within halt an hour. Everyone escaped safely except six persons who were slightly bruised. The firo spread to other butldingB before it was subdued. Property loss to exhibition board, $50,000; insured up to 75 per cent. Buildings destroyed, grand stand, industrial hall. Buildings damaged, administration office, headquarters of M. D. No. 12. Property^ destroyed - Veteran's booth, the "Whip," several small booths occupied by concessions, most of which will be replaced today, the contents of the Industrial buildings, comprising retailers displays, tho contents of the grand stand. The fire broke out at 4.50 and waB out in less than an hour. The grand stand was replaced by erected overnight: Everything is ready to go ahead as planned before,'"ta^. fire. , . Lenine, Traitor, is Captured Petrograd, July 25.-via London.-Nlcholal Lenine, pacifist agitator, alleged German spy and fugitive from Petrograd since July 22, has been arrested after the greatest man hunt Russia ever knew. Lenine was taken at Ozerki, Finland, Thursday morning. Practically every cltlten of Russia was participating in a house to house search for Lenine. Rumanians Take Prisoners Petrograd, July 28.-Rumanian forces captured In Tuesday's and Wednesday's battle on the Rumanian front more than a thousand prisoners, says the official statement Issued today by the Russian war department. The Rumanians also took 33 guns, 17 machine guns, 10 mine throwers and much military material. On the same front, the statement says, the Russians also captured about a thousand prisoner* and 24 guns. ? � ? London, July 26.-A German ? ? submarine 'operating off tho ? Norwegian foreign office report ? News correspondent at Copen- > ? hagen. The crew of the steam- ? ? er was saved. w-plotely wrecked,_ OF ANNUAL FAIRS The month of agricultural fairs is at hand, and in August Southern Alberta will be the mecca for tho crowds that follow the annual exhibitions. The series opens August 1st when Claresholm will open its annual fair. Vulcan is next, oponlng on August 2nd. Then comes Granum on August 7th, and Winnifrod and Warner both on the 8th. On the nth Macleod fair opens, and on the 10th Magrath will hold Its fair, combining with Raymond and Lethbridgo later on for the big stampede. Raymond fair la datod to open on the 13th but will be held at Lethbrldge at the stampede August 15, 10 and 17. Carmangay fair opens on the 14th and Cnrdston on the 17th. . Grassy Lake fair opens on the 21st, and ToV. er concludes the Hat, opening on the 23rd. r Some timo ago A. R. Redshaw ot 321 19th St. N., received word that his son Pte. John William Redshaw was wounded and missing.. This was In May. This morning word was received from the director of records that Pte. Redshaw had died of his wounds while a prisoner, of war in Germany. The information is available from German lists recently published. Pte. Redshaw enlisted with the S2nd Battalion but it is understood that ho had transferred. His brother, Pte. Arthur Redshaw, formerly of the Herald, Is also fighting In France. Pte. Redshaw is well known in the city, having received most of his education here. Sydney, C. B, July 26.-Officials of the Dominion coal company today said that they had been unable to determine the cause of the explosion In the companies mine at New Waterford yesterday, which caused the death of 62 men. Forty six bodies had been located early today ot which 30 had been brought to the surface. Officials said there was no fire In the mine. EMPERORS MET London, July 24. - A dispatch, to Renter's from Copenhagen quoting a telegram from Berlin . says Emperor William on his way to. the trout met Emperor Charles at Podgorttsa. Emperor Charles roturned to Vienna, hav- London, July 20-An appalling blow la the description ot the Russian coW lapse given in a dispatch from Petrograd to the Post Information regarding tho guns of the 11th army almost staggers belief. It appmrs that the infantry shot down their own gunners in order to get their horses or shot down the gun horses In revenge as they retreated, leaving practically all the artillery in the 11th army m the enemy's hands. As far as the artillery and technical appliances of the 7th and 8th armies are concerned there is also no hop* of their being saved. The Germane were already a couple of day* across the best road on the shortest lias at retreat. The rate of the enemy's advance en . the western wing haa accelerated and the gun positions are behind the Ihw .' now occupied by the Germans. It is becoming an exceedingly anxious question whether the eighth army will succeed In getting away at alL but it is making the best haste east* ward. Blew Reflttnent te Pleete. London, July 25.-A dispatch to th� Post from Petrograd saya that under Gen. Kornlloff's drastic measures to restore order in the eleventh army, one whole division thereof was blown to pieces by their own artillery to avenge the Insults which all loyal troops and especially, .the artillery have silently endured tor the last tour months from these traitor rascals. British Gallantry. London, July 26.-Special dispatches from Petrograd ascribe to British armoured cars a gallant part in cover* Ing the Russian retreat in Galicla. The infantry deserted .them hence their stand was unavailing, but the German advance was held up some time. The commander-in-chief personally congratulated the British ^onfapaMsr, Locker- Lampson ,and presented 26'crosses of St. George to his men. The British casualties were only five wounded and the cars later co-operated with the Russian cavalry in front ot Tarnopol. Captured Ruse. Crepe. London, July 26.-A dispatch from Copenhagen says German correspondents In Galicla report that although the German and Austrian troops captured great quantities of munitions, armored cars and wagonloads of food, the Russians saved their light artillery. Many of the heavy guns captured by the Germans had previously been destroyed. The correspondents add that the conquered territory is of the greatest Importance, the corn In. most places being ready for harvest ing. Restore Capital Punishment, . Petrograd, July JB.-The commander-in-chief and the commanders of the various armies at the front having insisted that restoration of discipline in the army Inevitably would necessitate Infliction of the death penalty, J�*� government has agreed, to restore capital punishment. The inquiry into the recent disorders hers Is being continued energetically under ing directed Count Czernln, the Aus ... trian foreign minister, to accompany,1T *uP*'v,B,ont0,,Te public Prosec Emperor William. McBRIDE ILL AGAIN London, July 26.-Sir Richard McBrlde Is seriously 111. He was to have sailed for Canada a week ago, but his, illness rendered this impossible^ His-condition today is unaltered. ' 0> �� � TRAIN STRUCK AUTO   Halifax, July 26.-A ten yeas old boy named Isnor, wan killed and Harold Reld, driver ot the car was seriously Injured at Mllford, N. S., yesterday, when the ocean limited express from Halifax struck an automobile. The Proposed Income Taix utor. The authorities sire taking measures to discover and bring to Justice all organizers of and participants In the revolt. L MARKETS pot wheat ............. Loeal track wheat ...... October wheat .......... Local track oats ........ October oats ........... Ootobtr flax ........ 237 216 284^8 63 68'/o 302% Ottawa, July. 25.-In the commons today an Income tax upon private individuals, corporations and stock com-pnulea was announced and the resolution setting forth the proposals was adopted. Tomorrow the bill based upon-the resolution will be Introduced. Incomes ot unmarried persons and widowers with no children up to $2,000 . and Incomes of married persons up to ! $3,000 are exempted. Dividends from the government securities are also exempted. The tax upon private Individuals, corporations and stock companies was announced and the resolution setting forth the proposals was adopted. Tomorrow the bill based upon the resolution will be Introduced. Incomes of unmarried persons and widowors with no children up to $2,000 and Incomes of married persons up to $3,000 are exempted. Dividends from the government securities are also ex- WEATHEK Hlsh................... 87 Lew .............,. ... 40 - Forecast-'Showers In some localities but mostly fair and warm. to $10,000, and gradually increasing to 25 percent, on Incomes exceeding $10,ouo. The tax on corporations and joint stock companies.g four percent, on incomes above $3,000. The tax will apply to incomes of the- present calendar year, and everybody concerned will be expected to dectaie-hls Ineofne before February 28, next. , � n' ; There was considerable discutslpn. of the minister's proposals before the' resolution was adopted,  The principle ot tho new taxation was approved by A. K. Maclean, the chief opposition financial critic and other opposition members. The majority ot the Liberals who spoke said this tax should .have been Imposed before, while,B. M MacDonald said It was not stiff enough in the case of men ot large incomes They would still have plenty left, he said, to continue to live extravagantly. Sir Thomas announced tbat'wMB Capt. Sutherland of the Engineers, is in the city today making preparations for the repairs to be made to � tho exhibition buildings. Work will be started immediately, t is proposed to turn back to the city all but three of the buildings, which wilt be used In case of artillery being quartered here. ' Capt. Sutherland is in need ot sogM laborers for the work, mostly haaft men, with two or three finishers in rough carpenters. Current wages will be paid. ^ v ;� ; SECTION MEN KILLED "\ Chatham, Ont., July 25.-Leonard/ Ophe. aged 23, and Phillip Bmperator, 24, both section men employed by the Michigan Central railway at Charing Cross, were struck and Instantly killed by a fast express yesterday. Their bodies were hurled 60 yards. empted. The tax upon private indivl- the present business tax expires the ,-----j  .n -----^ ~..... v mcome tax wtit take its place.; In the meantime the amount pa!d/ hj busSae.. tax is deducted from ike' l&ome tax of this year it the Income t�x la larger. He said he expected to derive a revenue of from $1$,00)0,000 tfl $10,-000.000 from the new; taWtWBf  a duals Is graduated. All Incomes of un married men above $2,000 and married men above $3,000 are taxed four percent, on the Income in excess of that amount. On Incomes exceeding $6,000 there is � a supertax commencing at two percent, on incomes from 16,000 DRANK LYE, DIED. Winnipeg, Man., July 26.- Mary Sachlnskl. aged $4. who, iu a M ot dementia, donned her bridal costume and drank lye Monday lest, died in tho hospital last nigkt. 374585 7 956332 7840 ;