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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta MctaW .VOLUME X. LETHB1UDGE. ALBERTA, TUKSIJ.W, JULY 31, 1917 NUMBER 195. HUGE BRITISH OFFENSIVE OPENED IN BELGIUM Lethbridge Raised Third of Alberta's Cr6pittl916, Figures Give Comparison roops Now Milking An Effort Detailed Story of How British and Bel- Held Whole German Front for Miiiiy Hours Without Any Assistance. BRIDGED THE HUGE GAP IN LINES WHILE THE RUSSIAN FLED IxiTHlou. July dispatch to Iho Times -from the headquarters of the ItusslaiT Seventh nrmy says the situ- ation is pore hopeful. Panics among the rqt'reafers are suppressed ruth- lessly. Tlirce.dlvlslpns ot.cavalry have fatal fmslilons across the whole front- of- retreat. Deserters are shot nnd attempts to spread panic are sup- pressed by prompt executions. Deser- ters, spies and agitators v.'lio enjoyed complete immunity under the comtuit- tos system lie dead on the highways. A-paper plnaed.to the corpses said: "Here lies, a traitor to his country." Bed badges and other symbols which Bccbrppanled :lhe demoralization havo almost disappeared. Miny-Guns Captured Copenhagen, July Berlin Tagcblalt correspondent at'Austrian army' headquarters gives the number of cannon captured by the Germans Ilio Russian retreat as 70 anil those taken by the Austrlans- numbering nearly 200. Geri.-Kornilorl, according to tlie correspdndenl, spnareniiy Is at tempting to organize a new resistance along theTocky Ualiclan frontier. Retreat VLondon, July dispatch to the PcKt'frqmPetrpgrad referring Ip Uii Husslan.Tetreal'In Gallcla says'it'Is sly'eBtlmiiled takowlezo as far at Tretnbowla. 'Protect Huge Gap To our cars was entrusted the task I protecting this huge gap: Working.! GRAIN RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE DIVISION. Bushels. Bprlug Wheat...................... Wlnler Wheat Oats Barley Rye Speltz 293.9SC CS.143 District Total Grain Provincial Total Grain Acres. 30S 3.S21.47C District Average per Acre. 30.5 23.C 43.9 35.S 1S.2 22.S 2C.5 Although the Lethbridge division of the. G. P. 11. did not break any records In the amount of grain raised last year, final official figures quoted In the above, which lhe Herald has been able to compile from various records available show that ive came within bushels ot lhe miracle-crop jo[ 1515, wl" he'DncMd ,-ii.d -Tarno'pol road' we dollars inora Ip the Into action wilh fuur'cars. The 1 ,lho Soiilh- lluatlon was desperate.: There were V0rih ;real gaps in lhe the of whole "Wo spotted an Austrian "officer r ou a hnoll and drove the" ear round figures AUoscther Ihe Lethbrldgp division raised husliels of all kinds as against nearly D thai direction and caraeVpiump Into i bushels the year ot the miracle crop: a large (OTJC ot Ihe enemy al'a range i or ttls amount bnshcla spring wheat. Soulhern Alher- t'a's wheat crop was GL per cent, ot ts total crop. Southern Alberta's wheat crop was 53.6 per cent, of the ,otal wheat crop .of the province. This railway division led the whole o Canada In the'-average yield, produc more tbRQ one-tenth of Uie whole of -Uie wheat'produced in western lanada. Shipments oT grain from the Lcth bridge division' to date show Ilia there must.Tiare_Voen a heavy hold over'of wheat from 1015 shipped In 1P1S-17, To from tli district bushels which the .greater percentage 1 wheat. There Is In sight tor Immed late shipment-; more than bushels "so lhat-, shipments Trom th division vrill a couple ol (COKTIXUETI OXFiCE DEBAIEIN British Losses In July London, July British ualllec in all theatres of military operations publlitied In newipjp- crs during the-month of July, tola! officers and men. The officers hilled, wounded or missing total while men number I Following Many Days' Bombardment British Forces Drive Forward in Flanders on Twenty-Mile Aret Co-operating on the Right Prisoners Are Being Taken. OBJECTIVE OF NEW DRIVE GERMAN BASES ON THE COAST OF BELGIUM o'x PAQB 6) conrfj liiUTlhe i Of. V TUi'.arm Ihelr Tbe' Is in eluded In- the '.foregoing' is retreating; anfl lls position, says Ih carresppiirtent, Js "citremely crltlca The Germans are malting eVery effor lo capture iV TThile following up th IHh and Tth armies and (I-looks as lhe 8th anny naiiht be caught In i Austrian Official London, July Austrian wa office communication ot lotlay as re-j ceivcd here last night says: "We are croBgliig thei Russian frontier of Bubo- Horived regiments have occu-' pled Skala and lliislatyn the Qaliclan bank of the riv- er Zbrocz has been cleared ot the ene- my. At places we have crossed Into UnssiUn .lerrliory. "In" .lhe' region, -south of Brady (on the frontier north-eaM of- Auslro-Hungarlan. and penetrated Rus- ilan {Lallan "The situation Is Great! Feat -.'of. Arniore'd Forest Fires Checked by Rain; No MorefDeaths (Epcclai rj Hie Htrald) 2i Ihla mornlne from'- Church ol the Fernle, U.C., July 31.- The number Hqlr Uiil-'ot tie of men who lost Ihelr livee In Satur- .er.'tvh'ose name day's lores L fire still stands >t seven, Id hare been' Henry Hmfai, will be arirt probably will not eiceed v that cburoh this T _ Bummpned to the'aoebe Ottawa, July 30. number, as'lhe "company knoTrsTqf ho other. been. ID. Lhe camp a. other than Rumors Ihe-ieellbn' LurnwHhe following verdict lut a! charge, had -not. at lie-court been- beared, th.ey earns lo their death on day mo: d as that, man came out Salur-.: July 28th at "i'.p.m. or near rning aid has been In Ferale. -Ihafhoor. Death was evidently, cans heal, a fairly lively debate developed The bodies ot] two of Iho victims (_ mntinn In snopcaiiDll Olie lo. a loresr me in Ihc house ori the'motton to go' Ittlo have been shipped, one, .George Brow- -Vllh 'a supply when Georeo, IjUch-1 ivas sent lo'hls Home in mond, discusser! at. nbme" tie end. lhe body ol Daniel Slreilci'was report o! W.'F. O'CdnnorV'the'coit ol taken.to Laoombe by his living commissioner, J relating'to .lhe RUSSIAN OFFICJAL- PetrograJ..Julj- ot Has lalyn, on.tlie Itusso-Gallcian frontier, the Russians .'reaterday restored their positions on the east bank o[ the River the Russian official state- ment today. A'ustro-Germ'aii efforts to fdrce a )assage across the-Zbrocz In the dl- of Piiltllany and Podllplo, Tlic Teuton- forces, the statement says, pressed back the Russians in the region of Doroisbuc; Zastavna, Uver- cncza'nV'a and Oorochepy. South of-the-Klmpolug road, on the Rumanian front, the Anstro-Geririans also pressed back'the Rustan Zalesiik has been evacuated by tho Russians, under.Heavy. pressure. On.the'Rumanian front fortified po- sHIons.oh the right bank of tbe River Putriii, So'veia, were cap- conditions 'ol nlants. Thera i-ots'.defable .criti- cism ol the EOTernmeit by. -Mr-Kyle, D. D. McKenile, B. :Ion. Frank Ollrer, more n rejard to the appoTo'tment ot the second poinmlssloi tt) deal with' mailer o( overbead cjiarsM, ett., biowlng. The'placc "._: __ b iiriif'p Olsin, :B.C.; j Elk Lumber brolher, who arrived yesterday morn, i According ;lo the evidence adduced, we ".''ybiir-Jhryi 'brlnp In', a verdlct'in'acci- Four of tne bodies were Interred 'dental death anil do not atta Included in connection': 'Triin'..Mr'. O'- Connor's as to Profits rhadi! on bacon by lha WjlHam Mriea Companr.. 'Vij.; They maintained thst Mr.-O'Coiinpr bad recommended the.' appointment, not of a cornmjsslon, .but ol L cost ac- connlant who could aiccrtafn.lne' flg- urej Mr. MacDonald maintained that li the. William had replied lo Ihe guc3tlon3 pu O'Connor lo the Tiroes from the hcadciuarlers ..oj Ibo army on'July ert Wilson tells-a'fuller slory ot the Jlritisn.and Bejglan armored cars sav- ing the-R'usslins, frbm a worse ter- On ihe.Tn'rnoppi.road, the .close, range. the adTancinir .GerrnarLS. apd_ Austrlans for 'several till-the etiemy ertjllery .'The Russians remalnKl In their trenches ae'. the armored cars .Blayed-ltierc, but as. the Attslrlaas ad- vanced ftHth 'the Oermars Rus- ulans.ctf .Ihalr own accord flung away tlielr'rlflM'and their lives. We itre'miitei "to iCcep .the eneor back In the retreat, bnt It r.Tbe. Seelrlf Hns; flans crowded 'oar'.cars, breaking them down so.thatiwe toil three.' A shnJU'r of affairs 'oc'etrred.wllh other iquBdrofis-whlch checXod the AusUI- ans arid raariaged to keep'the adyanc- Ins Iiifanlry back until .the artlllerr .ar- rived! Russian7 retreat became a rout.' Though we lime Rnd effect 'produced was only'lflcal. ,J Every car carried over, rounds. The hb'lteat-' flehttig occufre'ci. In "the hc.wo'uldinaye' been In .poawaaion.of all the Information ascer- tain the profits.' of the'r campuy and there would'have second Hon. T. W. Crothers.deprecmteiJ the discussion of. the mEtter la 'house on 'the ground that Itlwaa' EUbj-jadlcc. lie said tbat tbe O'Connor repori 3 staled there wu no ac- cumulaliun'p'f food producia, and that tad'been small. ".He 'Tthe lope.that the report of.the'oe'W com nlsslon, when coin .and the cojaderice of'lb' said that lbf the large dealers the lal GENERAl r Clilcago, IH., July Miners jrt '.har- or neglect -In llcl in acci-fl, ttach blame jr. their dcalh. We add this rlucr that thEVeovcrnnient take, more strlng- lo have all slashings burned or piled up'so as to avoid "any future disastrous conflagrations of this kliid _atid_ that Arc WHrdeDB be more stringent in handling lumber compan- ies." ..The Jurjs unomcially. reported that Forest Ranger Ilarl, Fire Warden In- gram, Foreman and.. Job Jordan, of camp" are deserving ol credit for bravery and promnl- ncss'In.helping to rescue the survey- ors-and; bringing out lhe: bodies from trr'Ure'BBrnaoiana. t.- 'J-; -i BERLIN-REPORT" July. atlackt by lhe enteiile-allies-- liave-'-commenced along a wlde'front from'the1 Yger to the L'ys, Ih .Flanders; say.s-LhB official statement by the German general staff. The-iafantry battle m .the stalement ndda, has thus opened, th'e Russian frontier rlver.of been crossed by the Austro-GeTpjan troops at many points along a 30 mile front, in spite biller Russian.resistance, lhe Ger- ,an report troops cap- tured the Russlon positions near Nl: rra, on the.rttVer.Zbrocz. .in the area the Ixmclon, July troops In conjunction with-the'French on their left attacked. Uie'German positions on a wide front uorlii of the river at 3.50 o'clock this The alU9i troops, according lo a Brltieh official statement, their first objectives Uke wnole front and are reported to be making Isfactory progress at ail points. A considerable Dnumber of prisoners already have been captured by rr'ehch and DrlllEh. .OFFICIAL STATEMENT The text of the Britlah staletneBt announcing thai an offensive had been' launched ty the IJrillsh Frjnch agulnst the German portions north ot the river Lys, ID Flanijer! eayar -'in conjunction' with tie French troopa operating on our left" we', attacked> at 3.50 b'clocg: this, moralng on. a wide front north of the river-Lya.--.-.--7j "The allied troops lave captured their tint objectives on (he whole front attacked and are reported satisfactory progress at all polnta: Considerable numbers of prlsonera abjeady have been captured." Tbo .offeniire launched this morn- ing by Gen. Sir Douglas IJilJ, BriUih commander, In conjunction with'. Gen: Petaln, commander of the forces, against the German llnes.-.on the Belgian front Is lhe ot, the iremeudous heavy gun bombard-1 men I which has been In Erogreja al-: o cbntlniioasly in this; irsi torV.'- eek. The Intensity of the' artUlerr drum fire with which lhe entente alUei- demolishing the Teuton: to .today's .-fUs'S been'described by staff aijthe.greatesUm-'. ihe. of finrpfM jng'.U'e lire at'tli Wfinnlng'of Arrai of- J of Uefecsker nibllhtalns .one ,of Gcrnian reeimehts was' pressed back to the apulh .of 'Casinului. vest hands and lumbermen. uE tho middle wesMhrealen to go on sym- pathetic strike unless the deported. I. VY, W.'s are-returned to their homes In I tie Warren district ol Arzona. .iife Stockholm, In Petrograd last Monday and Tuea day was of corjsiderabjy-) portions than admitted': I lion, according to the Associated Press by'i.iML. has Just arrived Jrom'.there, that the reports submitted to Ih'e gov- ernmenl showed WO kilied a thousand taken to the .aoBplUI. y I Pobllc opinion1 in Pefrograd ia'JIiii- ly Inflamed against 'the'. Bolilevlkl. whose leaders, so not .been arrested, dare., themselves publicly. ilstrlct. {The big.mil I here is silent today and ;ll be known what course the j comfuny will pursue regarding opera-. I arrival ot Manager Heapy, [.who left on Friday for Winnipeg, but A the Intention of I.M'rncd. back. Ipmcdlately upon re- walkout of more than a quarter-of I "ews of lhe !oss million men was sent from Ccfcl-J and the deEtructlon of the cago (o President WUson late dliy hy W. D. Haywood, head of ihp Induslrial Workers of ihe World. RIJMANIAN. REPORT July. (ha mountain- ous region the Casln Valley and lhe Putna tried to. at- tack Doln'ts, .but.lbo.at- tacks .says lhe official Rumanian wa'r" ftatecient uadcr dale of July 28. "Fighting "Is In progress for the possession of Magura Casllupln not -show publicly. Despllc the e-pecUl mdtenaUon agajnlt Nikolai Lenlue, he Ii not geo- eriily legirdcd as a MONTHLY BANK CLEARINGS More Belgians Are Havre, July civilian! from Btja Sprnce Creek camps, i i.Baln 'feli'nKaln; last csenlng and 'dnring'the night anu .Ffro.'Warden In- __ ,j grani'has a'force of me4 extinguishing The message to r-res dent Wl.lson fires that may still said that miner, n had be inrtlig--In Ihe district; begun a general strike, sota miners would follow, andjlhai harvest hands In and South Dakota would fall into.llne unless the men deported from their relumed. ter were exporting ind oteai rtfes had goae up v ChirgM V Dnrtng conBlderattcm.of deportation from BlBbee, Arlzoni, of at how. Jiunea. Dong- njj attoraer, Fred H. Moore. iSus- .The move on the part of V. f wood was the result of the summarr ot Slrathcpiia, Df harvMt wort W..W. This This ponlii' last year will 'on the German Rain Cmes to Some not-allowed to'have aid'rrojn theVpa-'i trtotlc tuntl. He .wu. .'friH Ibfa-e Had! been Edward AGREE TO WILSON'S REQUEST ary. of slate promised Ihem he would kemp said lhit..eq .far'.as: he.VMi r nc'dept lhe. Hon. Mr. aware no Wajhlngton, July 30. Conferes Southern Alberta's dry spell wu broken -Uai evening by fine rains bi several parts.- At Nobleford two hours steady downpour', It' reported. -At Rijmond' there were heavy more than two hours. At Pprple HpHnga.the rain waa not ao heavy but It lastert-for live houra. -Montreal, July Hon. Albert MinT locaUOeir were visited Savlgny will be n candidate In Beau-1 DJ. Bbowelrs-but thi.points mentioned Ja.-n6ls against L: J. Pap neau, at the wWcK'wlll 'do real good lortWontng federal election. A delt, (0 lBe growing waited on him yesterday re. Tne falling In ijneifeoj.Jilm lo slanrt, and tne secret- .Notieford, dUtrict travelled ary. of slate promised Ihem he .would hrenting WMl' ;the river, one part through the Hay-.. u baaea for Rb-: arlnee'and'to assUt the' har 'ui -at I ___ im the GiUdan.tronL The attle front north of the' River. .Ljir. retches from .Warnetoii on .the. o-Belgian bbfdef'to' the.'North '.toaC >fj oaat, the distance between.theseftvo Ints belBZ about' 3 milts. this.battle area is tbe ftmooj Trent .where- toe h on Jun'e.7 rounds of high ae'rmin Itnes, attacked on a nine mtie root and captured thi blgh rMge, iey- nl heav7 fiLiui. prbjcmen. --1-'- ''French Altock ;forceil last, night made a succtjfeiai attack the'German pogltloiu' along aL'La'ltoyere an'd west of. Ipinc .De-Ghevregny-on rant, says- lhe. French official meut liis arternoou. A German counter attack wu. The Drench' look'167 prisoners, wo offlcere and ed to three meuU. The artillery and.telan'tirV.ttie- LJIHVC- Biuoanneu ,Lno enemy _ T-----. r -.-o- f illQ- ID" Diner pnr from tho booses and court y.ard., de-'.' Th, piryMe nt the of Iho food hllllate loday agreed to Mr. Paplneau In fleattharnols. J. B. cewjmg Ihe Black Spring _.- _. -fplntln filnH McA i M_ _i A___. _ .1 k.nIT.a. o.u -IWIIB. "J- n declared (hat he will beat; mond tni-lh. other part prc- neftil In HeaQhamnlff. J. R. __ji__ >''i .i._ Elryolng them whbleeile. xOn Ihe we operated on lhe.hlgh jen Wrahow and. Biiciici. At mbrmlig the Corp coa- manilcr Boroaoned Locker Lanpaoii arid (old him lorn; had a elf 15 miles near July ter- rifle electric.storm last night' after lhe-hottet't day here la five yean started H number f deitroyed trees anil At- 9 feletrravh And tele- ttfrttf. tlc fund, he said, llef onl who reenlrt ly 16 lhe dependents of eenlrt demand fof one brolher of AlbeYt Sef- admlnlslralor Inelead of a fcpard states (bat a report published -three as propoied by the senate. In Canada that his brother was i--- ,w-. na uj iitv WIIHLO. uaiinun LA.HI .ii-i woa XOhlPrflTn fllfllnnf nUl It WM-SITIBI individual administrator will In Valleylleld on Saturday la.'MTAT dkl'lllUe SamMe Mi tint.Vert Hilneed >_ '.nw.rf IA damage, iir. .Ridge' (owifds Purple Springs, Hill iciompunied 'the. storrn in the NonlefOTa1 but. It small .Aaymond, .July ccntmenced In this district Work wu started on an lOfl acre fW al the Buck ranch DeMilcraw to R4y Knight.-it is In an km and Is expectert a her- average. Cutting will ttart grain it lhe Batte ..rSfcmjtlieJla--i part of the week. HaiireatWirtlf fc general here in a The town was visited wtol t KtM, during last night but; accomplish much ,y5 Cardaton, Jul cr nas- grain ,lliat thene meil.wm! hiitneed ta Job-by falae preleitlotM.'.TMT bad not .ben told 'that thtrrwrvM'-woiH to conffrmallon. ndl receive aM from funds. 'patriotic ANOTHER Jniy AnWiar "ca'laiaHy {false from-beginning to end, and thai fhp Incidents described is hating tak- for lhe Crows Nrjt rise occurred it 2.31) this morning wUa -tha i-oofct 14 hniise for gravity .-at No. 8 4 SWELTER I MO HEAT mine nt Michel, was lieiteved (o be of; ntreikitafy, orlgtri. One hnndrett am of employ- Risnt'and a three htnidrM Km: daily U New Vork, Jnly With the official reading .of the thermometer V) ewml Llnea-- Britlah'Front In'France, July lhe Amodatrt en- tente allied forces' whkh lancbed otfenelre th'h'' nomlai have ad- vanced well i the front.line- German treachea..'.In y places they have- reached lie'. second line, defences on a 20 front ot attack, accoftUaig to the early reporta. i Tbe British and Imta battle under coyer of wai the irntett ftre ever i aeen dvrmg the war. The entente ttllerr'Ul'moTlng forward and tbe whole altuaUon h uUsfactorr err particular. Between DtniDde Boestntia the attackeri reported they had near-; etl.the two Brat ibes o< i havlw (ought over the noat terrlan isoaglnabke.'. The Mtlih Baasee Tllto, wntch tier IbiqnUhed to the.OenMuu. X Tbe Brttiah and .Trteii .toreiaj in i faclug. a ctmcflitrmUlit ot atan artlllerr The 'enteaie alliM. have 'i of- lie'Oeriaaai are ail we have had