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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBHIDGE.. ALBERTA, FWDAY. JULY 27, 1017 NUMBER 192 RUSSIAN LEADERS STRUGGLE TO OVERTHROW ANARCHY [fflNKS ]M\RENEGADE TROOPS LEA VE FRONT DOOR OPEN TO GERMAN FORCES His Sister Voices Her Sentiments That War Lord Did Not Drown London, July 27.-According to the Morning Post, Sirs. Parkor, Bister of Lord Kitchener, opening a charity Tele at Hastings said she did not share Hio general bolief that her brother (vent down in the Hampshire. It was the firHt time she has publicly announced her opinion on the subject, but it is her firm belief ho Is still ulivo and would one day return, over since the loss of the Hampshire sha has tried to find out what happened to her brother. PR I0W I Small Amendments to Doherty -Act-New Appeal By Prohibition People - Ot;awa, .July 26.-The government vill introduce this session some amendments to the Doherty bill of inst session in aid of provincial prohibitory logslation; but there will bo.no Dominion-wide prohibition measure or no referendum of prohibition to be taken itt the same time as the general election. The amendments to the Doherty hill will not be of a very drastic character but would be designed in the main to restore the clause thrown out in the senate last session relating to prosecutions for infringement of the provincial laws, and to make a few other changes facilitating tiie carrying out of the fuil intent of tlm provincial legislation. This in essence, was the conviction gathered thi3 afternoon from Sir Robert Borden's reply to the requests preferred by the Dominion prohibition committee which waited upon him and other members of the government. The view* if the committee were presented by Mr. Justice Lafontalno. O. A. Warbitrt.on, B. A. Spence and J. H. Iloborts. Thoy wged, in the flrRt place, legislation this session to give Dominion-wide prohibition. Fallng that, they suggested either a referendum or a Dominion prohibitory act which should apply to every province which legislated to come under it. This latter alternative would practically mean absolute prohibition for all of Canada except Quebec, and that province could legislate itself into tho "bone dry" state whonever it wanted to. The main object to bo gained by this method would bo the prohibition of, the importation of liquor into any prohibition province, which cannot ba done under tho existing legislation. Further appeals ' were mado to tho government to at least prohibit throughout tho Dominion tho use of all hard liquors and to stop the use of all grain -for distilling purposos. While no definite statement was made by the prime minister as to the government's program, ho expressed sympathy with tho alms of the deputation to minimize as far as possible, the evils of the liquor habit at tho Bamo time. Ho drew attention to tho imminence of a general election and the stress of work for tho balance ot tho session in handling other duties of tho government. A Sub. Was Destroyed Paris, July 27.-A Gern^i. tab-marine was destroyed oi. I'luirs-day on the French coast w�.\v of Calais. The undersea ho::: want ashore and the crew, un.Vals to free her, opened the juaoline tanks and, set fire to the vessel. The members of the crew reach-ed the shore where they' were made prisoners. L T OF Adopt Progressive Policy At Toronto Meet, and Plainly State Their Views Toronto, July 26.-A conference of editors and publishers of Ontario Liberal newspapers was held in the Ontario cluh this afternoon to discuss the Canadian political situation, T. P. Preston of Brantford, was called to the chair, and after a thorough discussion assent was given to the following expression of opinion, tho only dissent being on the part of W. Elliott, of tho Mitchell Recorder: / "1. Canada's task is to organize her man power and resources for the winning ot the war, including compulsory military service, conscription of wealth, progressive income tax, increase of food production, control of profiteering, nationalization of munitions plants, national and personal thrift and economy, etc . "2. It is essential that our troops be backed up by tho needed reinforcements, and that the Liberal party in Ontario should stand squarely for compulsory military service, and that no candidates should be supported who will not support this. "3. Sir Robert Borden and his government have proved themselves unequal to these tasks. No other purely party government representing both parties and the strong forces of tho nation working for the winning of tho war is therefore necessary." BRAVE TROOPS TRIUMPHANT Petrograd, July 27.-Russian cavalry threw hack.the pressing Austro-Germaii infantry on Wednesday in the region south westof Monastery ska. in eastern Galicia, says today's Russian official statement. The announcement says the Rumanians have advanced toward the upper reaches of the Suchitza their gains, the Rumanians took many prisoners River and are consolidating and captured six guns. Gravity of Situation. Petrograd, July 27.-The extreme gravity of tho country's position in the front and rear impels Premier Kerensky to take the exceptional decision without waiting for the constituent assembly to convoke July SI at Moscow. The "extraordinary national council" all members of tho duina, prominent men from chief centers of tho empire representatives of tho Zeemstovos municipalities, labor unions and universities, will participate. The council will hold two sessions at which tho government will be asked to make an exhaustive report on the condition of the country, answer questious and ask opinions of authoritative persons on how best to save tho fatherland from ruin. Explaining the scheme today Premier Kerensky declared that attempts to move the revolution backward .were impossible. Conspiracies to restore monarchical government," will be suppressed in the moat determined ONE MORE TRY AT New Centre Span, Second To Be Built, To Be Placed Sept. 12 Quebec, July 27.-The centre span of the Quebec bridge will be put in place on the morning of Sept. 12. The event was planned to take place quietly without witnesses, but an engineer of the commission is supposed to have told the secfet to a newspaper man. The span, which is the second the St. Lawrence Bridge company lias built, is nearly finished and the superintendent of tho Quebec Bridge Construction company is how busy engaging men for the suspension of the span. The men will be^ paid $5 an hour for this delicate work. THE MOUNTAINS Rainfall Aids In Fighting Fires, But Good, Heavy Downpour Is Needed (Special to tho Hernial Fernie, B. C, July 27.-No now fires excepting a small one up tho Elk river in the vicinity of Brewery Creek, have been reported to Forest Rauger Hart, during the past twenty-four hours. A slight shower of rain was reported from Elko last night and, indications point to more showers throughout the district. The wind is again blowing today, but not with the violence of last week. It is thought that the worst of the danger has been passed, but a constant watch and continuation of the offorts to extinguish all fires whero they threaten property or timber is being kept up by the fire wardens with the forces they have organized. It will take a steady downpour of rain to* many hours to extinguish the fires now burning but it is thought that it is possible to confine them to their present limits. Numerous small fires have sprung up in the Haynos Waldo district, but no serious damage has been sustained and the nature of the country renders fighting less difficult in that section. Gordon, Ironside Cattle Interests Sold to Ray Knight in Huge Deal WOMAN MINISTER RESIGNS Petrograd, July 20.-Tho Counters ) Sophie Panln, who recently was a-.-1 pointed assistant minister of soci.� lie welfare, has resigned her portfoi:.. i ' A'worn?"'B military congress will ! esBveimd Aug. 5. j It Isn't every day in the history of Southern Alborta that a deal for more than 4000 head of stock and 349,800 acres of range Is consummated. But such a transaction has just been put through whereby Ray Knight, the leading stockman of the south, and J. I). Watson, known to every cattleman from Winnipeg to the coast as tho former buyer for the Vancouver-Princo Rupert Packing Co., become tlfe owners of the Alberta herds of Gordon, Ironsides and Fares, the Winnipeg packers and their gracing privileges on the Blood Reserve south and west of the city. The deal was consummated very quietly a week ago. It is not altogether completed for not until next week will the task of counting the herds be completed. Next week the cattle will be rounded up on the reserve and counted out to the new owners, There are at least 4000 cattle In the outfit. There may be more. Along with the stack and the rango the now owners take over the Btrlng of. cowhorses and the new owners i:..ve already engaged the dozen or :nore riders who have been in charge (" tho outfit under Mr. Nash, foreman fpr the former Winnipeg owners. A couple of years ago the flrra of (iordon, Ironsides and Fares renewed their lease on the grating privileges of the Indian rosorvo. Lately, however, their packing business has grown so greatly that they were willing to talk business when approached to sell their Alberta business. Just how much money Is involved in the deal the Herald could not learn, nor will it be definitely known until tlm cattle aro counted out. However, on a conservative estimate, it will take between three and four hundred thousand to swing the purchase, making it easily the biggest transaction of the kind in western Canada this year. Mr. Watson is now in Raymond making arrangements to take over the outfit. Mr, Knight is dividing his time between tho new business and the stampede, of which he Is manager With his interest in the new ranch, and with his 20,000 or more head of sheep togother with IUb large farming Interests, Mr. Knight assumes the leadership of the stockmen of South-err. Alberta. Ho is a big man, but he has a l\\r, 1ob on his shoulders. He iiinj boo:i ir Alberta for about 20 yeui'L r ml ^ "Lack of discipline and open treason at the front," says the proclamation, "are facilitating Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg's new offensive. The serious defeats inflicted on our army are opening tho way to the enemy for increasing the general panic and preparing the soil in which the poisonous seeds of counter-revolution may come Into full bloom. Already an attack is being organized by the strong Bour-geolse, already the jackals and hyenas of the old regime are howling." Then outlining the measures adopted and the powers conferred on the government to deal with the situation MARKETS Spot wheat .................. 240 Local track wheat........... 220 October wheat .............. 223% Local track oats............. 68% October oat* ................ 69% October flax ................ 3081/2 >', WEATHER High .........."V............ 87 LOW........................ 60 Forecast-Few local thunderstorms, meetly fair and warm. the proclamation continues. "We turn to you, representatives, with a passionate appeal to support the revolutionary authority, try to secure the full submission of work-iugmen, soldiers and peasants to all tho decisions of democracy's majority inspire them, awaken enthusiasm in thorn, exert your entire will, your entire energy. "Rally round our all Russian centres and we will show the country and the world that the nation which created the greatest revolution in tho world, cannot and shall not perish." Some Brave Fighting Petrograd, July 27.-Accounts of the battles In Galicia which have reached here say the cavalrymen fought like heroes. Cossacks co-operating with Russian and British motor cars, defended tho Seroth line as long as the least hope remained. It is reported that, artillerymen on their knees im- ( Continued on Page 6) FOUR OF SENATE Take La Bassee Ville But Counter-attack Is Too Heavy .Blain, McMeans, Fisher and Les-perance Go To The Upper House Ottawa, July 26.-Four of the senate vacancies have been filled by the appointment to the upper house of Lendrum McMeans, K. C, Winnipeg; D. O. Lcsperance, chairman of the Quebec Harbor Commission and formerly member for Montmagny; Richard Blain, member for Peel, and J. H. Fisher, member for North Brant. Tho now senators will take their places in the house in time to vote for the second reading of the military service bill. Mr. Blain has been a member of the house since 1900. Mr. Fisher is a comparatively new member of parliament coming in at the general election of 1911 when he defeated Hon. William Patterson, minister of customs, In the Laurier government. OF London, July 27.-A Times dispatch from the Rumanian army headquarters on the 20th says: "A Rumanian sergeant who succeeded in escaping from the prisoners' camps"In Germany, tells of the horrible treatment to which Rumanian and Russian prisoners are subject there. In January ?.,-000 prisoners out of 8,000 died. The civil population suffers much from hunger and often trains of provisions are looted by the hungry people." ? London, July 27.-The Brlt-> ish last night captured La the. French border, but sub- ? sequently withdrew in the face ? of a German counter-attack In ? force, tho war office announ--?�>?>> * .......,, \ 77313?13 00 16213336 1175 ;