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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ffctaW VOLUME X. LETilUlUDGE.. F1UDAY, JULY 27, 1917 NUMBER 192 RUSSIAN LEADERS STRUGGLE TO OVERTHROW ANARCHY TROOPS LEAVE FRONT DOOR OPEN TO GERMAN FORCES LIBERAL PAPERS His Sisfter Voices Her Sentiments 'That War Lord Did Not Drown London, July lo the Morning Post, Jlrp. Parker, sister ol Lord Kitchener, opening a charily lete at Hastings said she did nol chare Ihe" general belle! lhat her brother down In Ihe Hampshire. II was the first, time she has p'jbllcly an- nounced her opinion on Ihe subject, but it-is her Ilrm belief he Is still Mlve or.o day return, ever since the loss .of the Hampshire aho has tried out what happened lo her brother. Adopt Progressive Policy At Toronto Meet, State Their Views ri'STKUJMPIIAXT BRAYE TROO-------------------------- Pclrograi., July cavalry llircw-back Jhc pressing Anstro- iennaii inlantry oil Wednesday in the .south west of Moimstcrzyska. in eastern Galicia.'says today's Russiaii.official statement. Tlic announcement says the Rumanians have advanced the upper reaches of the liiver and are consolidating their gains, the Rumanians took many prisoners iml captured six guns. and merciless Sinnll Amendments to Doherty Appeal By Prohi- People government Borpi'fiicn-widp 'prohibition or no ''referendum of .prohibition io be laken same.time general election. amendments.to the Do- hsrly bill will not be of a very dras- tic Character but would be designed In'the nialit to restore- the clause thrown oul.'in the senate last session relating to prosecutions for infringe- ment of the provincial lows, and to make a few other .changes facilitating the carrying out" of the lull intent ol the provincial legislation. This In essence, was the conviction fathered this afternoon from Sir Robert Hp'rden's' reply to the requests pra'crred by the Dominion prohibition comitiltlce which waited upon him and other members, of Ihe government. The vlewi'if Hie.committee we're, pi esent- cd .by-Mr, justice I.afontalne.l 0. A. A. fcpenco and J. H. lloberls. They breed, In Iho first place, legls- lallori thk session'In give Dominion- wide prohibition.' Fallng lhat, they suggested either 'a referendum or a Dominion prohibitory act which should apply 16 every province which legis- lated under li. This latter alternative would practically mean absolute prohibition for .ill of Canada except Quebec, ,and that province could legislate jtself Into Iho "bone dry" stale whenever it wanted lo. The main object lo be gained by this me- thod would be ihe tho importation ofjiqirpr Into prohibi- tion" provjnclS; which cannot' be done under, the existing.legislation. Further appeals'were mad-J to the- govern- ment .to at Ic'a'sl prohibit' throughout the Dominion, the use of all hard li- quors andf-lbjBtop ihe'uae Of all grain -for distilling' jrai-proes. While no definite'slalement made'by-the prime minister as lo the government's- program, he expressc; EympatiVy with Ihe alms of Ihe depu tallon'lo minimize an far as ptuMblo Ihe evils ofrtne-lfquor habit at the samfi Lime. Ho drew attention lo the Imminence ot a general election am Ihe" siress of work for-tho. balance o (he session' in handling other duties of Ihe gqvernmenf. Toronto, July conference of editors and publishers ot pnlarlo Lib eral newspapers was held in the On tarlo club !hls afternoon to discuss Hie Canadian political situation, T. P Preston of Branlford, was celled to the chair, and after a thorough discus slon assent was given to Ihe Jollowini expression of opinion, Iho only dl! sent being on Hie part of Elliott of the Mitchell Recorder: "1. Canada's task is. to organlz her roan power and resources tor the winning ot the war, Including compul- sory military service, conscription ol wealth, progressive income 'tax. In- crease ol food production; control, ot profiteering, natlonnlliallon of muni- tions planK national and .personal thrift and economy, etc. It is esfsntlal ihal pur troops be backed up by Ihe neede'd re-lnlorcc- mcnls. and ttrit Ihe Liberal party In Ontario should sland -.'squarely for compulsory -military service, and -that ccndld.ale9 .should be supported this'.7.'' "3 .-Sir Robert Bprdeh.and his gov- ernment have proved themselves, uh- >lh pnrtl'ea: and. .the of winning Gravity of Situation. Pelrograd. July extreme gravity of Iho country's position In Jic front "and rear Impels Preuiler Kerensiy to take Ihe exceptional de- cision without waiting for the con- stituent assembly to convoke July 31 at Moscow. The "extraordinary nat- ional council" members of the duma, prominent men from chle'f cen- ters of Ihe empire representatives ot tbesZeemslovos municipalities, labor unions and universities, will partici- pate. The council will bold two ses- sions at which the government w.lll be asked to make an exhaustive re- port on the rendition of the country, answer questions and ask opinions of authoritative persons on how best to save the fatherland from ruin. Explaining Uie scheme today Prem- ier Kerensky declared that attcmpln lo move Ine revolution backward ere Impossible. Conspiracies to re- oro monarchical will suppressed in Ihe most determined As an indication of the new policy and firm measures lo be taken Kron- Eladt received si ultimatum to hand over three of Dolshevikl agi- tators. Including the notorious Ros- chal. In of a refusal, the Island ill be declared blockaded. The evening newspapers decbre the position on' the fjpnl is somewhat im- proved, as Uie'e'vaciiallDn of Tarnopol Is considered to bave been prema- ture, bave necn ordered to recapture the town. Another Revolt. Ixmdon, July and violent of Ihe proclamation continues. turn to you, representatives, with a passionate appeal lo support revolutionary authority, try lo secure the full submission of work- iiigmen, soldiers and peasants to all Uie decisions.of democracy's majority Inspire them, awaken enthusiasm in lliem, cierl your entire will, your en- tire energy. "Rally round our all Russian cen- tres and we will show the country and the world that Ihe nation which creat- ed the greatest revolution In the world, cannot nnd shall nol perish." Some Brave Fighting Pclrognul, July of r. battles in Gallcla which havo reached Take La Bassee Ville But Count- er-attack Is Too Heavy fighting occurred. In Ihe streets names in kriiiiL-iii miiuu uitiu Petrograd the-lait two days, accord--here Bay Ihe cavalrymen fought like ing lo a dispatch from Petrograd lo heroes. Cossacks co-opcraling with lie' Ccnsuliasea" Berllngske Tlilende, I- by'- the Exchange Tele- New Centre Second To Be Built, To Be Sept 12 July- 27.--The centre ot the Quebe'c'bridp place on the monrfn'e ol Sept. 12.'Th evetttjWaa planned io'lalifl place..qule ly without engines ot the'commission Is supposed to hav lold the secj-et to n newspaper'min. The'span, which-Is St. company lia finished the 5li crlntendent ot the Qnebei Bridie. Co strucllon company IB bow busy.euga f men for the, suspension of -'lh pan. The men will' -i our lor. this delicate -worX.' Gordon, Jronside Cattle Jnteriests Sold to Ray Knight in Huge Deal A Sub. Was Destroyed Parli, July Ctrni'-i i'jb- 01. Uiura- day on the French IT ot Calalt. The uniierMa nhore and the crew, unajl? to free opened the jjj-5line tanki and, tet lire lo the vecael, The of tht'erew riach- td the! shore Itiey were afiennem. Cnmpany: yeslerday. flainfall JFires, Btrt'Godd'Heavy pour Is Needed j (Special lo Ihe Heralfll Fernle, B. C.> July new fires' xceptlng'a small one up Ihe Elk riv- r In Uie vicinity of Brewery tjreek, ave been .reported lo Forest Ranger Hart, 'during Ihe past ours. A slight shower ol rain ,was report- ed from Elko last night and, inrjlcat-, ons point lo more showers thrpugli- out the district- The wlnd'is again blowing today, but not with the viol; ence of last week. It is thought that the worst of- Ihe danger has 'been passed, but a constant walch and.con- tinuation PI the efforts to extinguish" all "tires where they jhrealen property of Umber is being kept up by the fire, wardens with the .forces they haye organized. It will' take a "sleady downpour of rain foY'many hours lo extinguish the fires now burning but It is thought that It la possible to con- fine Ihera lo Ihelr present limits. Numerous small fires have sprung up In the Baynes district, but no serious damago lias been .sustained and Ihe.nalufe of Ihe country renders, flghllng less dfftlcult In that section. o___ ____ _ _ The ex- treme socialists 'organized a great revolt, the dispatch adds, hut the government troops Immediately In- terfevred and the'rioL was suppressed. No details were received. Continue Retreat. The. Russiih b-oops everywhere in Galicla, from, the rtglou around Tav- nnpol souLhwajrdi.tp Ihe southwestern Bukowina -borler, are continuing to glv'o way, with''.relillYCly lllllo fight- ing, before the..Germans nnd Auslro- Hungarians. towns ot Buczacz, Tlumaciipttynia andUelalyn have 'beet captured" by "aKoV-have been -driven pass in Ihe Carpathians and their posllloua in the-Kirlababa sector ,t6 the southeast. .The withdrawn! of lUe-Russians-In the-lktter regions apparently paves the wny'fbf the Teutons torre-enter Buk- owlna, which, if accomplished, poss- ibly; would make less stable-.the Russo- nbumanian'line nmnlng. through Mol- davia to where Ihe Danube bends east- wif'd' for its last race into the Black Russian and British motor cars, dc fended the Serelh line as long as the least hope remained. It is reported that artillerymen on their knees Im- CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) London, July Brit- ish last night, captured La Basse Ville lii Belgium, near the, French hut sub- sequently withdrew In the face of a German counler-aUacaVIn force, Ihe war office announ- ces. Official Statement London, July British offi- cial statement follows: There was-lo- c.il fighting last night in the.RClghoor- hood of La Bassea Ville; Boulh-west of Warnelon, in which troops drove the enemy from Ihe village and cap- tured several prisoners. This morn- ing the enemy counter-attacked- 'In force nnd our delachme'nlB In; the .vil- lage withdrew lo llielr'own line. captured a further 29 prisoners lasl night as a result ot successful raids In the neighborhood'pt Murichy Lo Preux, LaBaEseand :lh-easl of Tpre.i. Yesterday-mprh- a German rnld agfllnsV.qbr: poal- south-east ot Qouwiucoirt .led to sharp fiKLtine- The enemy Will Resume Direct lion, and Stop Reprisals Against Individuals London, July agreement reached by the British and German delegates at their recent conference at the Hague regarding the of and treatment ot civijlan and mili- tary prisoners has been ratified -bT both governments, according to a statement made by Jaa. FHzaUn Hope, Unionist member tor Sheffield in Iho House or Coinmuiii. The agreement provides that dlnct repatriation shall be resumed, the qualifications on medical gronndi for repatriation or Internment In neu- tral countries be made more lenient and that the more seriously 111 and wounded now Interned in land shall ue returned io their oim countries to make room for othera. In'addition to those sent to Swltier; land, Holland.haa agreed lo accept Already Berlin repoils the Germans debouching from Ihe- Tartar pass- in Iho direction ot CzernowIU, the cap- ital of Bukowina. Heroism of Kerentky. It isn't everr day hi IhehlBtoiT pt Sonlhern Alberta Hint a'deal I6r rndre han 4000 head of liock and acres of range Is consuidniated.' But such a Iransicttoii his just been put hrough whereby Ray Iho lead- nf stockman of Ihe.sodlhj-and J..D. Watson, known to ererr 'ctttleinan from Winnipeg lo the toaJl as Ihe fpr- raor buyer for the-Vancnnver-Prtnco Rupert Packlni Co., become. tKe own- ers of !he herds of Oofdon, Ironsides and Fares, the Winnipeg packers and ihclr graifnf privileges on the mood Reserve south and west of (he city. The deal was coiiaiim WOMAN MINISTER RESIGNS Counter-3 who T llc- rider, who eltare, has resigned her A couple, of quietly a week ago.' -llris 'not' 'alto- gether'completed for not ahtll next week will the: talk'.ol counting herds he completed.: Neil the cattle will be the re- serve and cpnfiled -onl' to .the owners. There arc il cat- He In the onlfti. TherVinay be more, Along wllh Ihe stock aiM the rangn Ihe new owners lake the string and Owners !-.ive already engaged In charge the Auj. S. as rs millWry congresi will '.-s I (lordon, IronaWes and Fare, renewed ji.heir the fraiUf Drtrllefe. of-'lhe Indian reserve. how- ever, Ihelr packing business has so greatly lhat they were willing to talk business when approached io sell their Alberla business.. "Just: how much money Is Involved In the .deal Ihe Herald could not learn, nor' will it bo 'definitely known Until ihe "cattle arc connled out. However, on a. con. servallve esllmale, 11 will lake In-con three and tour hundred thous- and to swing Ihe purchase, making li easily the" biggest transaction of the kind in western Canada this year. Mr. VValson Is r.ow-ln'Rfyinond m.ny- Ing arrangements lo lake over the out; fit. -Mr. Knight Is dividing between Iho new business and the stampede, of which ho 'Is Wilh his interest-In Ihe new ranch Hncl with his or more head ot sheep together wllh his large farming Interests, Mr. Knight assnmeS; the leadership ot Ihe slockmen of soalh or.-. Albert a'. He Is a blf man, but he has a MR lob on his shonldera.- Hi ir Liberia for aboit H yeavc finl year increases -hla fallh In connlry. His new-'part ne'r, Is jual about.as big physlcilly; f.id his fallh In ,3onn; Southern Jnst M large at lhat o< Mr. Knight. Working (ogelh er they'should help keep Soilhert Alberta on, llie map as Ihe. Itat bl caltle country o< Western CanaM. July So, via London, July correspondent of the Buda- pest Journal Azest on the Gallcian froni.'lulesraphed on July 22: "In Ihe B'rz'eirny tiealre for Ihe flrsl time we Ciine in eonlact with Ihe death regl- mehls composed entirely ot Russian wonieni-tlylng Ihe red flag. They fought, wllh extraordinary bravery, frequently cour.ler nltacklng fiercely led byjwomen officers. The correspondent adds that It was the Brzezany, on hill Lysonle, accord- Ing, to-prisoners, that JI. Kercnsky was severoly wounded in the arm. A Russian Infantry division refused lo fight and began retreating. Tho Rus- sian artillery, furious at Ihe deser- tion, turned Ihclr guns on the infan- try -Thereupon Kerensky, In an aulo mobile, drovo between the cross tiro and succeeded In slopping Iho fralrl- cldal slaughter, thoush wounded hlm- scH. .A Passionate Appeal. Pelrograd, July Another proc- iamallpn has been issued on bclialt of lie ex'ecn'tlrea ol the workmen 8 and soldiers', delegates and the peasants congress. It Is signed by N. P. Tch- ofHhe council of workmen's and soldiers', delegates and socialist members of the rtuma, and Is addressed lo all committees ol the array and the fleet and declares lhat the revolution Is. being endan- Blaia, McMeans, Fisher and Les Go ToThe Upper: House Ollawa, July ol Ihe sen- ale vacancies have been filled by Ihe appointment to the upper house of Lendrum McMcana, K. C., Winnipeg; D. O: Lespcrance, chairman ol the Quebec Harbor Commission arid for- merly member for Montmagny; HIch- ard Blal'n, member for Peel, and J. H. Flshsr, member lor North [Irani. Tha new senators will lake Ihelr places in Ihe house In time lo vote for the second reading of the inllllary service bill. Sir. Blaln has been A member of the house since 1900. Mr. Fisher IE a comparatively new mem sp considerable loss., A" arc missing. 600 and non-comml's'sloned officers, wheth- er In heallh or nol, who have been ii capllvlty for 18 months or more shall be eligible for Internment In neitral counlrles. Holland has agreed to ac- cept ol these. The Dutch "government will further provide for civilian prisoners, In- valids being given the Punishment for attempts to other offenses also have been reculaied, .while reprisals against In-'' have been candclled- TOO MANY Chicago, July nine children eight mpnUis io 15 years, .lhe: support of all having become loo den, announced here yesterday that she was prepared to give .away, six ot them. She deiife: to her neighbors and .asied their aid In disposing of the ,'J GET Paris, July government has given orders that all employees of Ihe slate railroads will receive: increudE In salaries of at least' annuity. The ruling takes effect an from June i. iNEARLYiRNl her pt .parliament coming In at Ihe general election'ol 1911 when he de- feated Hon. fWllllam Pallcrson, -min- ister of customs. In Ihe Laurier gov- ernment. People Refuse To Give Up Jew- Times dlspalch from ihe Rumanian army hendquar- lers on the.29th. sii'ys: "A Rumanian Eereeant .who succeeded In 'escaping from the prisoners' campsln Germany, tells of the horrible treatment to which Rumanian and Russian prison- ers are subjccl Ihere.. In January 000 prlsbriers-out'of died. The civil population suffers' much from hunger and otten trains of provisions are looted by the hungry people." els, So' Amsterdam, July dally v "Lack ot discipline and open trea- on tt the oays the proclama- Ion facilitating Field Marshal 'on. llir.dcnb'.irg's new offensive. The erlouS tlefcals Inflicted on our army re opening the way to the enemy for ncreaaing the general panic and pre- paring the soil in wlijcn Ihe poisonous eeds ot coilnler-rovplullon may come nlo full bloom. Already an allack Is teisg' organised by Ihe strong Uour- leolse, already the Jacknls and-hy- cnan.ci the old refine are howling.' outlining Ihe'measures adopt- ed 'and the powers conferred on the gorernineiit lo deal with the situation AUSTRALIA-TO HAVE i. COMMISS'R. AT WASH. 4 Australia, July 4 rcBoIulIon was moved loilaV In the commonwealth 4 aefiatel for.Iho appolnlmcnl of ,v an Auslrallan high commission- cr at Washington. recurring" public printed la conspicuous type vin German -news- papers entreating clliiena to aid, the I'atherlaml by giving gold, evldenlly Is Insufficient results. The Weser iSeltang of 'Brem- en, says competent a'attibfiUeB, calcul- ate that Ihreo or four hundred: million gold coins are obstinately loardcd'iln Germany while" Hie value of gold ornaments Is' esilmaled at a bllllo'n marks. The paper say that the public often asks whether sold cannot' be -loaned instead -of given to Geflnan Im- perial bank. The Muwer.'.la cnuse.lhe law demaniii'gpld (is a cov- er for paper money and that It nnlst'ba nTiaus eyes .scanned laat night and this morning when clpsds galhered tor Ihe'flrat time In orar wo weeks. This morning about ater at 6.30 rain began to tall. precipllallon asonnled lo very little. However north 6( the city alone.the Aldersyde branch the rain was what heavier, till at MldhaporB the country enjoyed a smart 30-mlnatea. shower. South and east .or brldge there wasjio rainfall.reported. During moat ot Ihe forenoon skies remained oyercaat and the wind' came from- the southeast bat 11 o'clock the wind switched. southwest and' hopes ot ruta; today went glimmering. The weather tore- tomorrow lew, local bnt aniVarm the west- Lcthbridge la; eiperjenclng hot, rather humid weather "ot the Ontarto Yesterday.the mercury.reach-, ed 87. Today It.Ia even higher. Medl-' cine Hat Is BwelteHng at in tie' shade, but Swlit Current and MOOM MARKETS UUL uui.j-M- -7.-I-- Jaw hold ttie hot weather records witb. 100 yesterday. The coolest wetttter of the 2-1 -hours In Mooee Jaw waa-'1, wlilch la plenty warm.: No ram reported from any other part of the r west yeslerday eicepl the Southern Alberta last, night. ._ In bars or coin. A frontier correspondent Ihe TelecrHof reports ttfat all privately owner ornamcnls and Jewelry In West I'halla have been requisitioned, thlH week nnd musi he handed over IP. Ihe banks. Sect wheat Local wheat October wheat Local track eats October Octobt'r 220. 69% WEATHER 17 local Allies Pledge Again to Fight to Mfeniil Paris, July 2i.-Tha allied powers yeiterday continued tfifir alter announcing a declslPn lo continue ihe war until He object lor they .are flghllns Is illllned. Their declaration which was made deanim. before separating read: allkd powets, more closely nailed than ever tor tke tKe people's rights, particularly (n tho Balkan are lo ley down arms until they have "attained the end dominates oil olhors, to render Impossible a return 0'the criminal anreea- !on such is thil whereof the bear the reaponaiWtlljr.'', TiJere'Wai iiiianiincVs agreement on all decisknu meeilnss- The ministers of the departments atfected will nwet ia to draw'up, ide executive 'hwunrev Vj-i i-.T'.'f '____.. _____, y RUSSIAN OFFICIAL Pelrograd, July slatement taya between iter and the CanwlWaM Riiwlans continue- 16. retire I" tarteriy direction. South-Met ,ef In 'Qallcli-' Ruiilan border, the- -tired a ahort dlatance to iloris.' the haM. occupied the plotycy the eth river. Berljn, jn, July nble': Figir-; t. Becanee ef. the artillery- duel front Oerman ofltcM birt'K incrWtaW to ijrwrt itfwfit laavv TvnVwH SM 'hTlhe .1 'iX: ;