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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LKTHBHIDGE. ALBERTA MONDAY, JULY 31, 191G. NUMBER 201 Czar's Forces Drive Huns before Them on Galiclan Front FRENCH MAKE A BIG CAPTURE London, July the region of Brndy, on the Volhynian and Ualioian fronts, the Ilussiaii troops are pursuing the Austro-Ger- niHii armies, it was officially announc- ed today, and reached the Braberki and Sereth. British Advance. London, July a result of lo- cal encounters in the regions of the Somme river, British troops last night advanced their posts at some points o.i tlie plateau to tho, north of the town of Bagonttn-Le-PcUt, it wa.s officially (innoitiiced this afternoon. Big French Capture. Paris, .Inly official state- ment says that north of the Somme on the front between Mill north cast of Hnrdecourt, and tin mer the French captured the whole sysrum oi enemy trenches on n de'iili of metres, and readied the outskirts of Mauropas village. Two hundred prls- pners were taken. A powerful Ger- iujan counter attack was repulsed. Canadians successful. July of Cana- dian Infantry successfully'raided Ger- man trenches In two places south of ypres. General 1-Iaig announced today. A similar by theMIoyal iMunstcr .FiJslliers in tlie.Lpos'. saliont: The German casualties were severe in each ease. The, Germans succeeded in raiding the British from trench In the Hohenxollern redoubt. Huns Repulsed. Paris, July morning's of- ficial -report says the German attacks against the French redoubt in the ravine south of Flenry was repulsed. Berlin Report. Berlin Via London, July French troops in their attack on Sun- day against German positions in the re.eion oC the River Somme did not gain a foot of ground according 'to tlie German army headquarters staff, in its statement issued today. CIVILIANS MASSACRED NUMBER 800.COO lillions Damage Huge Sliipmenl of Shells at New Jersey Pier Up Athens, July via London. is learned in semi-official Greek circles that the Turkish government is holding up the distribution of supplies in tend- ed for the relief of Armenians. condition of the Armenian refugees is said to be most pit- iable. The total number of civilians massacred up to this tiiiifi is put at SOO.fiOO, accord- ing to estimates made here. F. W. B'AILLIE Canadian New York, July Two men sice under arrest today on warrants chars- j ing them with in indi- j BOARD APPOINTED IN TELEGRAPH STRIKE. MICE THE FIRST Soldiers' Release For This Work Will Not Begin To Solve The Problem rectly causing tht; death of on a of tlie victims of the ammunition DUKE OF BRUNSWICK Kaiser's son-in-law, who became tcrriiif explosion of! hopelessly insane when his German the Black Tom ninr I disaster and pier early Sunday morning. Estimate's oC the casualties early today placed the number of dead at three, with others mortally injured, :ifi suffering from less j serious injuries and 1L to I'O missing. Estimates of tlie property loss range from lUany persons who wore on board the barges moored the burned piers are missing and it is feared that ihoy have perished. In some quarters it was be- lieve tl the total number of dead would reach 12. Those under. "_ arrest were Aibert M. Dickman, agent of tho Lehigh Valley j Rairoad, stationed at Black Tom Pier, j and Alexander Davidson, superintend- ent of the warehouses of the National ,Those Entering or Leaving Must Storage 13 of which were de- j 7 First Month Prohibition Pass- es Without Sign of Any Kind of "Booze" Case Today. July 31st, marks the close of is the information received today from Lieut.-Col. C. S. Mclnnis, Ottawa, by the Lethbridge Board or Trade. dor that number, battalions which been warned for overseas, will not stroyed by fire which followed the ex- That all soldiers m the harcco camp A. warrant was issued for m battalions numbering over the thc arrest oE B. Johnson, will be allowed harvesting furlough, inNlsident of the HgiuerliiK concern, e of whose barges loaded with am- j is alleged to have been moor- ed at the pier. Frank Hague, commissioner of pub- Have Special Permission After August 1st have not been warned as allowi'd to send out only 25 per cent aufety of Jersey City. X. J., charg- r'yet1 witu Cither the Leliigh Valley Ry. of their men. This will mean ihat Alberta can ox- the first month of prohibition in A! berta. The local police record the historical fact that durum this first nQ month not one. drunk-has been arrest- I or yie battalions at S-ir ed, nor has there been one case which six win'be allow'ed out has been related to drink m any fujl fiomplemenL At he.sL lhia win way. Furthermore, though this of course is not due to prohibition, the past month has been the quietest in the of the years. Elim- inating crimes or 'cilses arising direct- or Indirectly out oE the drink traffic and a very small per- Co., storage company or the lighterage and that some of them had centage left in meal police records, but this month has failed to even come up to that small percentage. LATEST UlilEIS Protest Against Blacklisting is Merely a Manoeuvre to Aid Re-election of President WAS REPRIMANDED Si. John's, Nfld.'. July IT. W. Robinson, of the Stewart Line steamship Tyne, which grounded on Sunday last on the Old edges at mouth of the Bay of Fundy, is" "reprimanded and severely censured" by the court of inquiry which sat here Friday. QUITE A COMPANY Petrograd, July A -semi-official estimate of the number of prisoners t alt en by the Russians during the first half of the summer campaign just clos-- ing places the total at FRANCE HAS A PROTEST Paris, July to- day sent an official note to the neutral powers protesting against the action of; the Ger- man authorities toward the population in the French de- partments occupied by T-euton fuil complement. release more than men for har- vesting purposes for tho whole pro- violated the laws of New Jersey by from -ibout six I Permitting the barges loaded with ex- io remain moorcd at the piers 1 overnight. Several investigations lyjjre' started today to discover the origi-noE the fire. The big pier just west of Liberty is vince. If SimihoiTi Alberta gets 1000 out of the camp it will be about-all that, can be expected. Five thousand men will be needed to take off the crop. Board of Trade officials arc ask- ing where the oilier arc coming from. HARVEST LAH The department of agriculture at Edmonton has arranged to J. A. Weir, of the department, at Lefhbridge during the coming har- vest months, for the purpose issuing harvest laborers' ceriifi- cates and receiving orders from far- mers for harvest help. -Mr. Weir' wit! be'glad to distribute harvest help direct to farmers who may apply to him for that purpose. forces. [SON OF BARONESS I STRATHCONA WOUNDED v I London, July the lion iorable Howard of the Scottish Guards! jhas been officially wounded. lie is the sou of Baroness Stratiicona. His second brother was killed at Tyre? last ear. B. C, More Hopeless Than Ever For The Conservatives London, .July 31. The Morning newspapers' wiih only two exceptions today publish the United States note of protest against the British blacklist without comment. The Times adds a brief Washington dispatch character- izing tho protest as a political nian-. oeiivre designed to elicit British dis-j __________________ avowal whSoh will be proclaimed as a great triumph for President Wilson's j., Crnnbrook, B. C.. July Prem-, to tho outcome. Watts administration. Tiic Daily Chronicle in a brief editor- ial says: "The war which we wage inevitably, causes neutrals inconven- ience such as those dwelt upon in the United States government's latest and rather unfriendly note. We would ask them to remembe'r that after all we are fighting not only our own battle but the .whole world's battle." McCtStlRE MUST COME'BACK Kootenay and the Columbia districts j government "parly mad" Washington, July persons entering or leaving Germany after Tuesday. August 1, must obtain spec ial permission from the German Cover- ed at the state department from Am- bassador Gerard. Such permission will be granted, the ambassador said "Only in cases of inevitable necessi- ties in regard to which thorough ex- planation will be required." In making Mr. Gerard's note public, the state department says, "It is hoped that the United Statsers today a mass of smouldering ruins (who contemplate visiting Germany with de'b'ris piled hundreds feet high tho fire still burning. Buildings on Bedloe's Island with the doors blown in and windows shat- tered showed marks of aiv eight-hour bombardment of shrapnel, iron. bolts and spikes, pieces of steel and chains. Tlve immigration station at Ellis Isl- and has., the appearance of a war- swept village with every window shat- tered, the roof of the hospital caved In, the main doors blown away and the executive rooms wrecked, while the island was strewn with bits of shells blown ashore from drifting barges island which had bombarded they burned. the ESASIHE hereafter will consider the mentioned .above before applying for. assports." Ottawa, July tin? sib- sence of any recommendation from the Great Xortliwestern to enquire into the dispute be- par tin ent of labor has named F. If. .McGuigan, of Toronto, aa representative of the company on the board of counciliation as ordered by the department, to enquire into the (iisuutc ue- tween UK: company and its em- ployes. David Campbell, of Winnipeg, will represent... the employes. The chairman will be appoint- ed at an early date. 'I" ;jDeath Toll Nearly 200; Relief Train Caught By Flames MANY INJURED MAY SUCCUMB T IS MID [US'OFF But East of the City Some Farm- era Be Cutting in Less Than Two Weeks Toronto, July message received by the department of mines and forests to the depart-, merit of buildings state the fires in Northern Ontario have been en- tirely quenched by the heavy rains. All fires are out. RELIEF TRAIN STALLED. Cobalt, Ont., July relief train with physicians and nurses and a large quantity of supplies caught fire several times" on the way to the scene nf in- disaster. Sunday night and finally was halt- ed north of Englehart when flames extended to the long trestle bridge over Blanche river. Two cars at- tached to the train were fiiled with coffins. FIRE SWEPT THROUGH WITH GREAT SPEED Toronto, Ont., July great fire of July 11, 1911 in New Ontario, took a toll of lives. The tire which, raged in the district Saturday and Sunday has already cost 1S4 lives and Binders will be working in some isolated fields in the districts about Lethbruige within a week. Several fields of barley are alm cut. X. Murray at Wilson Siding has one of them. A Herald represent- of the Teni is raining and Northern. Ou- ative visited the south country over i tario railway (o Cochrane, tlie juact- tlie week end and foiiud 95 per cent! ion, point witfi the transcontinental of the wheat in Of" this probably4.rail way. the scorching flames wiped ost ready to the total may reacil 200. From Mathe- nison Siding son north miles along the lino Hamilton, Ont.. July hydro- transforming station at Dundas was al- most completely destroyed by fire caused by a short circuit early this morning. Hamilton, and all Western Ontario are without power. Advocate Big For Sir Sam in Canadians Enlisting ______............_ _____............._ organ is ]e are concerned. Everywhere throughout- Printed, the Nelson Xcws. Canada never south eastern British Columbia Lib- thus far in the campaign Lho- Liberals I toriaj eralism is triumphant. Dr. J. H. King, have nothing, to fear. Ajchie Johnson, Liberal candidate in this riding is' Liberal, is holuiii" -his own despite meeting with the most cordial wel- his handicap. He is carrying the tight London, .inly Sam Hughes, interviewed aftet his arrival in London Sunday, made-Special reference to re- cruiting among the rench-Canadiaiis. While it has not been on the same scale as the rest of Canada, he said, eruiting among the French-Canadians. ins has already been picking up in marked degree, and now Sir Sam said, "is more than satisfactory." Three London papers have in the course of the past week advocated a welcome for Sir Sara, whom they hail as the "Kitchener of Canada." One of these, tlie Sunday Pictorial, said if he were 'to ride through Lon- don, at the head of his gallant troops, WHEN WILL SHE SAIL Baltimore, Md.. July yond the intimation from one in authority at the pier of the Eas- tern Forwarding Co. where the German merchantman Deutsehland is berthed that the submersible would not sail today, nothing could be ascer- tained regarding the sailing j five per cent has reached thei- milk stage, but the most of it is in the flower. With good weather this should be for the binder in about four weeks. The first week in September will see harvesting general all over j the south country- A great deal of land is being suni- merfallowcd this year, probably 75 per cent more than in 1015. Weeds are showing up strong, but ai'i ' kept under control belter than usual. "Haying is in full in the gratli and Cardston dUrn-Tits. Tlie timothy crop is especlT'.y fine "-''is year and yielding hoa East of the city the crops 'irtr-i'ircb- ably farther advanced Mian iii the district. There the armers expect to cutting ir. about two weeks. The gyain is riyt'ning bi'auti- ully and some .out siaj t s are to be seen. SECOND ZEP. RAID plans of the. submarine. London. July raid within a week of tho east coast of England by Zeppelin airships, was (made this morning. An official' state- announcing the raid says an air- 'plane. 1 ship was engaged by a British aero- would receU'e acclamations which iners Back To Work, Are Now "Negotiating With Operators JIniers at both Gait mines are back statement would be given out or pub- 'ofi't'-'some six towns and most of tho settlers' homes'before the drenching1 rains of last night finally''quenched them. x Premier Hearst this morning ra- ceived a message that the Circs were put and dead so far listed, totalled 184. The fire spread west along tlie Transcontinental railway to Hearst. Towns destroyed, are, Hatheson, Kel- so, Monteith, Hoiner, Nuska and Iro- uois Falls. Big paper mills at the latter place escaped, but everything else has gone before the flames. Coch- rane is nearly all destroyed. Jroquoic, Timmis and Ramore have suffered se- verely. The Porcunin-3 mining dis- trict where the last great fire raged, seems to liavfe escape-i. Refugees are Engle- hart with tales' of terrible suffering; and the loss of everything but their lives. At Iroquois 'Falls, seventeen lives were lost and some twenty hous- es burned. Lists of the names, of the dead will be slow in compilation as the wires connecting through-the. burned district are entirely gone. Insurance offices, banks and mining firms in Toronto are vainly trying to find out the extent of their losses but so far no" communication with any of the burned towns is possible. .The Ontario government has taken hold of the relief work and the home- less and injured, are being looked af-, ter in the towns below the burned jirea as they arrive. The biggest loss of life is at Matheson, where SO bodies are said to have been found. At Nuska 50 settlers are said to .have perished. Flames swept through the towns in 15 minutes. At Kamore, a come everywhere in 'the' district. He right into the enemy camp. Me aceept- is being warmly welcomed hi at work today. Their local i are not settled is "understood, but the men went back to work, r-resuni- would forget. The Pie-i ably on the advice of lhe district Ifc in qnter that negotiations If cat ion by either aide "P to an early hour this afternoon. Working Again at. Fcrnie (Special to the Fernie, B. C., July coke oven men went to work last night official: We desire Canada to know what'might be resumed, not only for the jand the ovens are now in operation.' wa think of the man who has made j settlement of local difficulties, bull Situation Strained at Tabcr soldiers who arcs second to none, ami j also for tlie settlement of.the demand j lo the muur UWIIIL. unurv ubmj, .T......i.. the j cd the invitation of the Nelson Con- SI1. sani QQ London, July regard to the j smnlles hamlet. At Pnrnie where Alex servatlves to speak at ih-n meeting of ]iirij a's tiie statement made Thursday by S. Fisher, Liberal standard bearer, Premier Bowser held there weelt. i whose "name IK Imimirtai. Now that i of the 10 yer cent war bonus the men Taber, July lituation Sir Sam U coming again let us wuui i1 Kitchener." JUcClure, the New York-publisher, that there was'no restriction on his move- ments, rt correspondent in informed jutnl, tiit: Miifish government has given him no option but to return to the United States. He sails on Monday on the Philadelphia, whose departure lias been delayed until then. HUNS MAKE SHIPS READY FOR PEACE Hoboken, N. V.. July aboard the interned German liners heri) have been busy for the last few 'days pain ting the sides and super Rtruftturcs of the vessels. Workers also are busy on the funnels. Inquiry at the brought the reply that the liners.iyere.being prepared for service, so that (.hev would be ready 1C peace, mere unexpectedly icstored. "shooed" the Hon. W. K. HOBS, niln-jThat he made.good was evident from ister of lands ment, to the Is in the dying govern-j the hearty applause which greeted ...u north, the outlook fa the j him on rising to speak. He was list- brightest ever. The placing of Air. fened to with the most rapt attention Thos. Uphill, government candidate 1 throughout his entire address. The in the ield at the eleventh hour audience grasped his points, satisfied tlio luiiierK j At the conclusion or his remarks" ho city In the, KasU? has- not of that riding John Keen, old Lib- oral war horse, is caret1 Ing every- thing before him. MiVTCeen is a splendid platform speaker and a ma'.i of exceptional personality. That his election is certain Is admitted by all, ,even in Creston, tho home of his op- was tendered a warmer welcoiniMlma MAJOR GAULT BETTER are asking.. _ amongst the miners at Taber is criti- It is not known how the local dif- cal. While the older and wisnr min- ficnlties at tho Gait will bcjers are Inclined to go on the it is Understood that the i policy of waiting for more informatidtt district IS officials and the operators 'from union headquarters, a large num- Montreal, July "Major Hamil- i will commence negotiations at oncelber of the rank and file are for toil Gault is doing aoAvoll that he en- tertains the hope of again returning to active service, declaring that his artificial leg is no insilporable barrier at Calgary for the settlement of tlie ling in line with those who have al- .--_-_- was tho Premier. That Lome A. Campbell, minister of mines in the Bowser government, 7 will go down to defeat, is certain. Since the bye-election in Rossland, j July Wheat where Mr. Campbell was elected by. Oct. Wheat to his doing the Gaxettn'u corres- pondent in London, cabled last night. MARKETS only nine voles, a large number of July 'Oats 45 ponont, Air. 11. J. Long, a former j prominent business 'men who opposed I July Flax 184 government stronghold In tho Liberal candidate, umbia district, Hi 1 Buckham, j nfnc SWuiig into lino and are now Liberal' nominee, has been panipsth i tooth aiid nail for his success working in the Intciests of his tliere is not the shadow of a doubt as (COXTIN'UKB ON PAGE WEATHER High Low Forccact; Fine and Warm 1 bpuiiB, question. It is that the miners will do their best lo hold out for the 10 per cent increase at once. Whether the operators will ultimately agree to. this is a question. Such an increase would result in an increase of the price of coal which I would shut this coal out of some mar- ket .it now enjoys 1227s Meeting In Calgary. Calgary, AHa.. July atives of the miners' union and of the coal operators are meeting in the city loday. Tho t'-vo parties have not yet got down to-the point where they can had a joint conference but are busily engaged separate meetings. No ready laid down their tools. Some very strong expressions have been hoard favoring a full demand of the 10 per cent, at once, and another in the spring. Living conditions, they claim, are away above an increase yet asked by the miners, and if the 10. per cent, is Hot granted. Hying con- ditions would be-worse than a year ago. While the miners feel a moral re- sponsibility over the agreement, they feel also that the dollar is worth only SO cents now, in comparison to the time when the agreement was Very little would cause the minerb hero to strike. i <_ ON PAGE Ross Rifles Are to be Returned To Canada to Be Used in Training .Ottawa, ,7uly troops at the front are now all equipped with the improved rifle which is to replace tho Ross as the Canadian service arm. The same is not yet true of the troops in England. The statement is- sued by the government, some weeks ago was to the effect that the first division had been furnished with the new arm. It is learned that'it .has since been supplied to ,the other two divisions as.well. Enough of the Lee Enfielfls are also available to furnish 150 rifles nor battalion .to the. trobp.e which are nou- under training in Kng- hind and it is that it will long oeforesall hfcVo them.. A quantity of the Ross rifles which have lieen replaced, will be returned to Canada and will be used for purposes here for which they very welcome. ;