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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA TUESDAY, .ll'LY -I. XUMBKR 172 BRITISH' TAKE MORE BREAK GERMAN LINES SOME OFFICERS OF THE 13TH C. M. R. Barons, Nantnn, Vulcan, Cham- j pion, Carmangay, Clares- holm and Bow Island Now in Million Class British Statement Says Conditions Satisfactory Germans Do A'ot Minimize Importance of Allied a Panic in Have Taken More Men and Materials. British Headnuarlers in France, July entire battalion of the LSGth regiment of Prussian infantry. German Account Berlin, via London, July cor- respondent of the Lokal Anzeiger, tel- ibes the attack MAJOR W. A. LYNDON Of the Porcupine Hills Southern Alberta today boasts BOV- j en millionaire towns. A millionaire town, it may he explained, is a town that has shipped over bush- els of grain from last year's crop. On April 1st not a town in the south; had reached the coveted mark. Then Barons passed Into the magic circle. Hlnce then more have joined Barons, witii a number Just on the edge of I lip circle. The millionaire towns are: Baruns, N'anton. C'armangay, Champion. Vulcan, Clares- j holm, Bow island, a million each. The last places to get into the charmed circle are Champion and Claresholin. Besides these towns there are six 1 others with line prospects for beat-1 Ing the million mark. These are Officer of Princess Pats Blackle with ilfiO.OOO bushels. Brant.' and Xobleford, Bnrdett, Foremost and Stavely with over 000 bushels each. In fact Blackle and Brant have now ill store at their stations more than enough grain to bring them over the coveted million mark. The above mentioned points, 13 in C. W. JAMES of Claiesholm !MAJOR A. G. LINCOLN Of Calgary and Pincher Creek CAPT. D. A. McKINNON Clureshoim Expert Town Planner Has Much Praise for Lethbridge Succumbs to Wounds a Prisoner cable- numbeiVhave already shipped 000 bushels of the bushels crop grown, ill the district centering on -Lethbridge. Of that crop over bushels have passed through Letllbridge already, and the wise ones are beginning to think that before the end comes, the bushel mark will be shot full of holes and a new and .more generous record hung uji; j'Tlic C'armangay line, of cburse'IieailB the list with four points already in the millionaire class and Blackle and Brant within easy striking distance, making six points In all that will reach the mark. Barons has hopes that the point will be reached, but this is almost too much. New Crop Estimate And now, before the 1915 crop is all moved, the wise ones are spec- ulating on the 1910 crop in the same Growing conditions during the jiast three weeks have beer, so good that they are continually revising their estimates. Two weeks ago estimat- ors were saying the south would do well if it reaped a 75 per cent yield on an SO per cent acreage, or a total of 60 per cent of the 1915 crop. This would give about surplus for shipment, hut. one concern much, in- terested In the. outcome, has raised that estimate to recently, and is ready to boost it again. It Is thought however, that bush- els is a good conservalive guess and the south will he satisfied with that figure. Calgary, July gram from Champagny-Sur-.Marne, France, Ibis morning announced the death from wounds of Major Stanley K.C., of the Princess Pats "Leth'oridgc has a larire enough j Alberta has laid out for a population of 000." That's the opinion of a ma town planning act wants Lethbridge to it. He says lhe city should draw ia map of the "present occupied area who should Adams, ex-1 oj- the city, and then govern the dir- iiort town planner, who is laboring j ection in which it snail grow in fu- in Canada In the interests of the Con- j lure. This will be determined by servatiou commission. Mr. Adams j the present local improvements. Ilulld- reached Lethbridge veaterday and ing should be confined to those areas was busy all morning with Mayor Har- i nearest the sewers, water mains, side- die lie is traveling through Canada, I walks, electric light lines and car -'-a. In this way the city will be :o make the most use of the pres CLEAN ME recruited from the upper Rhine, sur- egrapliing on Sunday from German rendered Monday to ilie British near Friconrt. Tile prisoners 20 oliiccrs ami liOli men. The hattal-1 as follows: I ion had been assigned for duty only j a short lime before lo replace heavy j casualties. The British fire was so I heavy and the trench occupied by the Prussians was so badly damaged that i the men refund to light longer. The situation today is regarded by the British as satisfactory. British Success London. July Germans last night recaptured a small part of La- i Hoiselle. which was taken by the British in the new offensive north of. the Soinmc. Further to the south, the official statement says the British made some progress, capturing a I wood. They took prisoners and war material. Quiet South of Somme "For seven days and seven nights guns of all calibres from field guns to long ship guns unceasingly ham- mered German positions, camps, shel- ters behind constantly renewed waves of poison gas. Gas drifted over mix- ed with shells, which as they burst threw out corrosive benumbing fumes. "The country between Ypres and Rove was one vast hell during the long period of preparation which was double the length ot that which pre- No May Cutj Paris. July The night quiet Out Some Frills of the Service e. where he is engaged for three years, j tracks endeavoring to induce the -towns in able t endeavoring to induce the -towns in able to make the most use of the pres- H II CV H 0 the provinces having a Iowa planning ent improvements and make them pay "If tills keeps up I guess we mfclil II ac' lo take advantage of the act, and for themselves. as well nail up the doors, said Chief, I. [I in provinces not having such an act. In order that Uthbrldge might avail ;Hardy lhia morning when tor the Bcltiesi to awly south a! the Somme with the French organizing captured positions, the of- llcial statement issued today, says. L. Joneu who was In private life one ot Lai- sary's best known barristers. liajor, Jones left Calgary in August 1011, as a lieutenant with the western contingent of the Princess Patricias, and lieeir fighting continuously ever since, except during the two per- iods he spent in-the-hospital alter being, slightly "wounded. His wife left for'England about the.same time as the Princess Pats deparled in the autumn of 1914. and was accepted by the French government as a nursing sister which duty she has been occupied ever since. Major Jones was listed as missing after the big Ypres fight early in June About ten days ago his wife cabled that he was severely wounded and a prisoner and Ihls morning a further message was received from1 her that he had died on June 8th, presumably in a German war hospital, although the message did not say so. Major Jones was ahout .forty years of age. a veteran of the Boer war. He such legislation. Mr. Adams sees much to praise Lethbridge in the way of provision the Alberta legislature in 1913, it IUU......B necessary to send to Ed-jonly two court mornings since July the j monlon a that the ac necessary to senu LU tu- uuiy LWU ,.uuii. plan of the city and ask hove in view, the slate at police :t might be enforced here, i absolutely clean. The chief Major and S. S. Dunham Service Accident Maclcod, July the aus- Jiices of the United Farmers of Al- berta and T. M. R. a most, success- ful farmers' nlc-nlr. was hehl on Satur- day at tlie Polo grounds, about 1000 people attending and participating in the various games and sports. Rev. A. Richard1 and A. F. Grady had charge of the sports tor the adults, Mr. Joseph Homer presided over the children's amusements. Rev. Ur. Kerby, recruiting oflicer for ihe province'of Alberta, gave an interesting address. He spoke con- cerning Ihe need of more men for the army and urged the young men who were physically fit to join, and asked v the mothers, wives nnd sweethearts to .join the recruiting campaign. S. 'S. Dunham, vice-president of the U. F, A., and .1, H- Virtue, prcsldenl ot the T. AI. R., save short addresses. Among the sports were three-legged races, sack race, high Jump, hop. step and jump and net races, which includ- ed a married men's race'won by Win. K. Orr, a single men's race won by Milford Mcjlnrrny, and married la- dies' race won by Mrs. W. Shields. A baseball inalch was nlayeo' be improvements 'rules !jtp wiu not break if his police for parks, wide slrcets in the busi ness section, and oilier features. _ mislakes p'ir i of j work. He is a fireman anyway, and wide residential streets, claiming Inmrnvpments 'rules iiiu hpnn if his nonce that the paving sidewalk coni: will be- very great for the the time conies to pave. He says a 30 foot street in .a residence district is wide enough, provided a rule is in force compelling owners not !druitks graced the dock each morning closer than HO to decide whether Lethbridg avail itself of the protection of act. C already aL Wolfvllle, N. His brother 'Clifford Jones. K. Cal- gary. left for England upon receipt of the news that he was a prisoner. Itself of the protection of the i tor Magistrate Elton's blessing. But Calgary and Medicine Hat have 'Glncevfviday night only two men un- I intimated their intention of til influence of liquor have been Fernie, July The city court was a business place police today, der the influence of liquor have been eeen on lhe street, and'these were on Saturday morning, and were "hang- overs" from the hilarious night before. I Meantime the hotels are running along', the same as usual, with pad- locks-on the bar doors. The Alexan- ira is sellipg soft stuff where the bar iA-as, but. the clerks are 'not over- i worked. It is stated that some of the 'frills will be cut out of the hotel ser- Ivice, however. Free busses are likely !to vanish, and'along with them the bellboy and other service of the kind may go. The libtelkeepers are feeling their way and inside thirty days hotel the and fall though other places of business were, i accommodation will have reached a very quiet. ,Iftxed state showing what may be ex- The proprietor of the Central hotel pected. ln future, with his bar tender were before mag- The following are the meteorologi- cal observations for .the month of June 1916, as recorded, at the Leth- bridge experimental station: ;.'1916 Maximum temperature Minimum temperature Mean temperature Precipitation........ 3.54" Prep, since Jan 1st. 10.62" Prep, since Apr 1st Total hours of bright sunshine Ave. amount of bright sunshine each day S.I Number of cloudy days (no bright 1 1915 711.0 4.S4" 3.57" Washington, July Car- rallza's reply to liie demands of the istrate Whimbter on charges of sell- I'nited Stales reached Mexican em-: ing' liquor during prohibited hours and bassy here today and will be dispatch- found guilty and each fined ed to Secretary Lansing on Wednes- 'a of the 225th, j day morning. If it is correctly carae before the magistrate and cribed by persons close lo the largert heing drunk and causing bassy it is conciliatory in language to pr0perry. Kelly was lhe i iaiid'tone. nnd designed to oifer a basis who tosaed a boulder through a I for amicable adjustment of the du- .window in the Central I ferences between the governments He was fined two In spite of the pending study ol the fl and costs and assessed dam- text, of the note the genera feeling the extent of SS5.00. Ills here is that ihe crisis which has been j j ,0 only a slep from actual war, has been i J M] aQ that may r8join passed. If the unofficial version I llis companv before it leaves for Ver- Ihe reply is borne out. undoubtedly it, "1SCU will be the resumption of friendly j c M Vemon is so nulddv relations and the absence of furthci I im r d and the 22Bth serious border. raids or nnwarauted mai u is uniu [attacks upon the Tnlled Slates troops there will be little, danger of a break. According lo information available the note, believed to have been dic- tated by Curranza himself, renews assurances that adequate forces of the dcfaclo government are engaged in suppressini; brigandage in northern Mexico and protecting the inter- national line. It admits that a serious situation With'the last Tew touches being put on the G.P.R. line from Foremost to Pakowki, that 25-mile stretch of lin- Crops generally hi the Lethbridge district are in good condition, and practically as weir advanced as last year West of the city, between Ma- cleod and Pincher Creek and Cowley. rery heavy rains have fallen and the crop is retarded. There has also been some hail. Warm weather, however, will bring this along. South, north and east of the city the crops, are further advanced and growth has in some localities proceeded to a remarkable degree. Warm weather generally is needed now. MAGRATH Magrath, July crops have made splendid headway during past week of intervening vain sunshine; the few patches of grain in'the country are in the head, and spring grain is growing remark- ably. Farmers are getting a little anxious regarding the crop of alfalfa coming on, wondering if the rainy season is over, so as not to hinder them in put- ting up hay. WARNER Warner, July .in this dis- trict and east of here In the home- stead land are looking fine. There has been plenty of moisture and it is common to see grain over two feet high. The summerfallow stuff looks the best and farmers are realizing that it pays to summerfallow. There is enough moisture now in the ground to mature the grain. VULCAN Vulcan, July conditions are very bright. The grain is as far ad- ceded the battle in Champagne last autumn. The only pauses came when sallies were made to determine whe- ther an onslaught was possible. Ger- man first line trenches in many places were completely under hail of missiles against which the best pioneer's -work was helpless. "It came as a relief to the German troops from an almost unbearable strain when the bombardment Mon- day ceased and strong columns advan- ced. These did not attack the whole front, but broad sections on either side of the Somme and Ancre rivers from the British northern sector. Along the second sector from La Bolselle to the Somme the first line trenches were so demolished that; they offered no support for their haru pressed occupants and retirement was decided upon and executed. Tile ruins of Fricourt, Jlametz, and Curlu, which lay in line, with the front trench, had to be abandoned to the enemy who found heie lelatnely his greatest success of the flist dai -The foMnr south of the Sommo reaches Lihions just south of the Roman road from Amiens to St. Queil- tin. "The material of left behind in the the front trenches for drill and tne 22otn paKOWRi, imu ing orders until condi- is about ready to be turned over to the 6 dry I operating department by the construc- tion department. For the past month work trains have been busy on the line, ballasting and otherwise getting it ready for traffic, and when the mil- will he on lions are better in lhe usuallj belt of the Okanagan. A heavy rain fell again throughout last and has continued all day. The Elk river has risen a foot during the last 24 hours and is still rising. The work of putting in the concrete foundation'for the east tower of the suspension bridge which is to cairy the water main over the river, is being hindered by, the rise of the water to- IL aomiLb innL .1 hjjjdercri by, tne rise 01 iv- exists but again suggests that the. hut tlte west tower is ready for presence of United States troops j' The water will have to gravates rather than helps mat.ers. jlirce feet more before reaching tching hardly channel has Ottawa. July lightened cas- ualty Ilsls ot the week-end are taken here to indicate that- Iho hulk of the casualties' as a result of Ihe German drive of June 2nd and the Canadian (counter-attack of June loth, when all ground lost by the Canadian corps through the German attack was re- covered, have been received. It. is understood from comment heard in of- ficial circles that this is a fact. rise three feet more before rca and paves the way for resumption of j int h, h mark This ls i, discussions in regard lo border pro-; iiio river channel tection the protocol subject of the first notes which passed between liie j two governments. DROP BOMBS ON SOFIA u.cared of many obstructions by i the recent flood and it will lake a much larger volume of, water to put it up to that point again. JAIL FOR CANADIAN OFFICER ON. London. July squadron of French abroslsaas visited Sofia Mils morning and dropped bombs on the military build- London. July Sybil Grey. A''daughter of Karl Grey, formerly gover- J'nor-general of Canada, was seriously bill not dangerously wounded while with the British Red Cross at the Rus: front, snys from Peirograd. a Router's dispatch It is expected that changes in scha-! dule will follow the'taking over of the line by the operating department Some time ago a largely signed peti- tion was sent to the company by the Board of Trade asking that service be extended to Pakowki and twice-a- week service be- inaugurated. The company has not decided whether or not this'will bo granted. Holiday traffic .on the C.P.H. on lines'in, the Lethbridge district, has been very.heavy, and if good limes continue, there will be a strenuous vanced this season as it was last year and is a foot high on the average. I_f_ the. present weather keeps up the grain will be heading out ill a couple of weeks: yields ot 'fifty bushels to the acre are prophesied by some of the farmers in this district, and oer- ilainly everylhing points that way. was destroyed before retirement. The struggle continues along the whole- front with enormous violence and the utmost use of artillery both In re-- current and counter attacks." "These are the results ot the first day of this monstrous combat in which the united forces of England, France and Belgium, lncon ceivable supply of munitions and can- non from the whole world, attempted to breach the German front The loss of limited territory was expected, but no.sensible person vtill this modest result of the first day f offensive since the abandonment of the big line of trenches here and there or a ruined village or a couple of kilometres of territory signalizes but little, in view of the many llnei of our positions, sometimes seven rows deep. Panic in Berlin Zurich, Switzerland, July 3 has been produced in Berlin ibj the steady advance of the allies in France, .according to information received to- day The newspapers urge the people to b'e calm, but at the same time print vigorous protests aga.nst the ase of asphyxiating gases by the British, are said to be much more dead- ly than i-hose employed by the Ger- mans. Heavy Forces of Allies Berlin via London Julv 4 forces have been thrown into the al- lied attacks on the German lines south of the Somme in renewed attempt to idvance, the war office announced to- day. Assaults were lepulsed heavy losses. _ Raymond. July in the Ray- mond and Welling district are showing up splendidly, the growth being very satisfactory in spile of the stormy weather. The wheat is. perhaps ten day kick for.belter service along lhe Crov JAIL, run and branch lines.' Present service is Seattle, Wash.. July John llot so good Oy 100 per cent as it was T Thompson, Canadian army officer, three years ago. convicted in the federal court of at- tempting to1 enlist men In the United states for the American Legion of the Canadian army, was sentenced today to three months In the county jail equally as far along and has as healthy a color an that sown on surrimerfallow. With an abundance of moisture, the thing moat needed now 'is of course hot weather. Haying is on and the farmers are cutting the heaviest stand of alfalfa in years. WEEKLY HALF HOLIDAY o at.Tacoma and fined }500 and costs. July Wheat Oatober wheat July oalo July Flax 159% cheok aml Jaw- I ForeVaK; Unsettled with local rains. Tomorrow the retail business stores will dole their places of business for the first Wednes- day half-holiday of-the summer months. These holidays will continue 'during July and Au- gust. The principal amusement feature tomorrow will be the v opening regatta of the Leth- bridge Aquatic association. i later on an average than it was Wheat" stubbled London, July Rumanian government seized 250 cars and six locomotives belonging to the Austro-Hungarlan railways which were sent into Rumania while the Russians were advancing in Buk- owlna, says n Renter dispatch from Buehar. ist. All exportation to Bulgaria tvs been suspended. German Lines Penetrated by the Russians Pclrogracl. via London. July iin attack on the of Prince Leopold, the war of-; (ice announced todav, the Rus- sians have broken through turtj lines of German defences in region of Baranovichi They captured 72 officers, 2700 inert, 11 guns and a number of ma- chine gnus. Claim German Berlin, via London, lulv noi> able victory for the Teutonic force-m Gnllcia was announced by the war (ice today. South-east of Tlumacti, by a speedy thrust the Russians weW forced hack on a front of more than 12 miles to a depth of mote than ihilM. fj ;