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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1915 NUMBER 187i AVALANCHE OF VOTES SMOTHERS WETS-CITIES A SURPRISE Three City Polls Including Central School Gave Drys a the Southern Ridings Voted WHAT THE NEW LIQUOR ACT MEANS The new liquor act which will become law on July 1, 1916, as a result of the overwhelming verdict of the people of Alberta at the polls yesterday, will cut off all bars, club bars and wholesale liquor deal- ers in Alberta. In their places will be established a system of public vendors, who will be on salary and who will be able to sell liquor only for medicinal, scientific, sacramental and mechanical purposes, and only then on affidavit of the purchaser or on prescription by a physician. Residents will be al- lowed to import liquor, but will not be allowed to possess at any one time more than one quart of spirituous liquors and two gallons of malt liquor. Heavy penalties are provided for violations. It is un- derstood that the Act cannot be repealed for four years. Lethbridge city constituency was one of the few ridings in the prov- ince to give a majority for the wets. Complete returns for all city polls that the wet majority 382. The total vote was 1371 wet and 989 dry. Three polls gave dry majorities school giving 225 dry and 195 wet; West Lethbridge giving 20 dry and 15 and Newlands giving 15 dry and 7 wet. -All other polls- gave iubitantial wet majorities. The .two polls it Miners' hall, North Ward, gave a wet majority of 134. Rocky Mountain Is another consti- tuency to give a big wet majority. I The mlneraV vote, the; bulk of which 'was conceded to be Wet, materially assisted the majorities in these two- ridings. jin.splie'ofjthe fact that Koth'part- 'iei worked tooth ami nail throughput the entire-day-to- get out the vote, the poll in the city riding did not reaoh the total .expected. The vote in-ths morning was "heavy, but drop- ped off in the afternoon. The total number of ballots counted and allow- ed was 2360. In the last provincial election in 1913 the city polls record- ed a total vote of 2695. The vote throughout the day was taken in an orderly manner, very lit- tle trouble being- reported, and no crowding o'f the polls taking place. There were several irregularities which were checked up at once. In one poll several new voters not on the list were allowed to go through without taking the oath, but this wai due to Ignorance of the procedure: The alien vote was rather heavy, some.. 100 Chinamen voting, and be- tween 200 and 300 Slavs doing to the. Wills. .Both parties were disappointed in therpoll in Lethbridge. -The.wets .we're certain'.of a the. prohibition' fdr'cei" had forecasted a Tns'joHty of 500. In the evening large crowds gath- ered together in front of the Herald office -to receive the returns from over the province, and intense inter- est was manifest as the results were announced. Following are detailed votes of some.of the southern ridings: Police. Station'.. Courtland St. Labor Temple Central School.. Fleetwood School Westminster. Bailey.-Street Miner's Hall Hardieville Hoyal View School. Brldgend School. Diamond City. Newlands School Commerce LETHBRIDGE CITY Wet Dry Maj Maj 43 127 84 37 12 140 225 G4 104 123 78 39 20 16 22 94 152 195 100 156 33 202 124 66 27 8 5 15 72 32 16 7 27 5 30 989 1371 425 Total Wet MACLEOD aiaeleod..... Jluii Lake Red Willow .Finlay Pearee Long Bottom Orton Rathwell..... MoBride's Lake. Allanfield Ardenyille Hazelmcre Watertou .Ewelme Standoff..... Monarch Howe Rose Butte Dry Wet Dry, Ma] 197 189 21 14 4 as 12 9 31 13 3 14 10 3 11. 9 6 4 14 Ib 21 13 13 20 42 20.' Majority, dry, so far 103 71 A Q. VIRTUE Haad, of the Lithfandge Temperance TABER CONSTITUENCY Travers Enchant Itetla-w........ Dow Island Burdett Purple Springs.. Titber...... Barnwell Coaldale Stirling Raymond...... Grassy Lake Welling Crystal Lake Smiley's....... White's School Neighbor View.. Iron Springs Turin John Ell Sweet. Valley Lost Lake Lone Star Sundial Drv Wet Dry Wet 'Mnj Maj 15 42 52 17 -80 57 85 38 75 32 59 33 203 176 '21 1 THE TEMPERANCE ATTITUDE are not surprised at the Lethbridge result, .and we are thankful for the great victory for the drys in the province." said A. G. Virtue, head of the temperance forces here. "This is only the beginning of the fight. We will get the act. -We must now see that it is enforced. We need a strong- er organization than ever." 35 "23 47 43 25 60 .190 SI 18 27 20 14 41 40 .2 69 9 26 68 -.15 35 10 15 41 1C 8 27 26 21 15 50 48 36 35 1 53 19 EAST'N STATES WliyiLIES "The eastern states are almost en- tirely in sympathy with the cause of the Allies, that is said H. V. Chaffey, a prominent business man ot Massachusetts, who was a visitor to Lethbridge, yesterday. Mr. Chaffey is interested in the Dyke farm, in the Coaldale district, and Ihis morning visited the farm, ant! was more than dfiighted with what he saw. The crops on the farm are most magnificent, he said. Mr. Dyke has couie through from Regina, and lias seen much of the crops of the west, and holds .up southern Alberta as possessing the best of them all. SIR SANDFORD FLEMING Halifax, N.S., July San- ford Fleming, engineer, scientist and" public man, died here today after a short illness, at the age of 83. Sir Sanford was known as the dean of the engineering pro- fession in Canada and the "father of1 the'Canadian Pacific Railway." THE LIQUOR MEN'S ATTITUDE The liquor men are philos- ophical over their defeat in the province. believed the new Liquor Act not to bo a good one for Alberta, be- licving the present system bet- ter. We bc'iieve that the peo- pie have made a mistake, but they evidently know what they want." That is the concensus of the opinion among the liquor men today 1PALIF1 There will be no financial assist- ance from the city, for any fail fair that might be proposed. So unfavor- ably impressed were the city com- missioners with the financial condi- tion the Exhibition association ap- pears to be in, according to a state- ment submitted to them this morning, that they emphatically announced themselves as prepared to turn down the expected request for S1000 in aid the proposed agricultural fair the Board of Trade is present time. agitating at the The statement shows that there are Majority, dry, so far S3 PINCHER CREEK Cowley Twin Butto pinclrer Station Chipmau...... Summer View Livingstone Maclean Tleaver Mines Pincher Creek Brocket. Beauvis Fishburn Dry Fork Crook Jarrow Barnett Majority, wet, so far CLARESHOLM Granum Jumbo Valley Alberta Hed Five Mile Badger. Flats Woodliouse B. -Hlaresholm W. Claresholm Prairie View Green Bank- Northern Light 44 Ranch Dry Wet Dry Wet Maj Maj 112 25 87 54 7 47 65 40 29 20 64 25 13 22 "Majority, drv, sr fur ADDITIONAL POLLS ON ,1'AGE Mother and Babe Fatally Burned Medicine Hat, Alta., July IUrs. H. S. Newby of Irvine, and her little. babe, as a result 'of a gaso- line explosion, which took place at her home yesterday afternoon. Th'e babe succumbed to burns a short time, after the accident: Mrs. Newby. HIK gered until this morning. She pass- ed away at 7.30 o'c'iock. .The mother was lighting tlie stove when it exploded. The babe -was near her. The explosion sent the liquid fire over both. Their clothing caught fire, and before they; were rescued both were very extensively and .cruelly burned. Dr. Smyth .was called from .this city, and he did'ev- erything possible to a'llay their suf- fering. The babe survived the shock but a short time. For a tiriJe it was hoped that the mother might be sav- ed, but the terrible shock was too much for.her, and her death resulted. The statemen shows a ere are Sir Sandford Fleming reauuy occu- over of outstanding accounts pied a place as one of Lanadaa nl9sM0f the association, and there is distinguished citizens. Or bcoUisti i litttle prospect that these will he palfl parentage he was horn in 1S27 andifor a long time- Tbe commissioners had lived in Canada since 1S45. the He cannot take care of them at the pre was eminent in the engineering I Eent time Two or three ]0ca1 -ac_ world. He constructed the ar- to be'iooked after; but the onial Railways, thrqnsh the provm-; u m have to stand, ces ol Nova Scotia, New Brunswick; and Quebec, and was Engineer-in- Chief of the C. P. R. from 1871 to gained a continental repu- Uation for his work in the construc- tionr'of the main line of that great railroad. He was president oE the .Royal Society of Canada in 1S8S, and was Chancellor of Queen's Univer- sity Kingston, irom 1SSO to to the present time.. -He was knighted by Queen Victoria in Sir Sandford was identified ith the movement' for the establishment of the Pacific Cable and the Pan Bri- tannic Service He was the author of a number of historical and engineering Hib winter residence was at, Ottawa and tiis summer, residence at Halifax. He married the. daughter of the late Sheriff Hall, of Pcterboro, Ontario. W PRAYFOR Stupendous Dry Vote Was Great Surprise Reverse All Expectations with Big Majority Against Wets TOTAL VOTE FOR DRYS' TOTAL VOTE FOR WETS................... ,.....I Majority for the DRYS WET Lac Ste. Anne, Beaver River, Bow Valley, Athabasca, Edson, 'Grouard, Pincher Creek, Cochrsne, Rtjn- cliffe, Rocky Mountain, Sturgeon, St. Albert, Victoria. DRY three .ridings; Edmonton, 2 ridings; Edmonton South, Alexandra, Cam rose, Cardston, Claresholm, Corona- tion, Didsbury, Gleic.hen, Hand Hills, High River, Innlsfail, Leduc, Little Bow, Macl.ead, Medicine Hat, Nanton, Okoloks, Olda, Hiver, Pembma, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rlbstone Sedgewick, ler, StonBV Plain, Taber, Vermilion, Wamwnght, Warner, Wetaiki- win, Veg'reville. of ridings not-yet complete; .-Above figures are subject to possible chang'e. It is possible one or two country ridings now in wet column may be switched to dry column when all the polla are in. In Bow Valley only.4 polls are reported, and In Beaver Riv- er only 2 polls are reported. A'iboria's verdict is dry1 The sunny province of the west stands out before the world today, as having rolled up against the liquor ualfic a majoritj so stupendous at thing like 3000 for the drys The July. Is an- nounced that the King and all leaders of the nation will attend St: Paul's" Cathedral, August 4, the anniversary of the declaration of war, to inaugurate the second year of war by Invoking God's help. PLAN TO TAKE PETROGRAD Copenhagen, July Ger- many plans the capture ol Petrograd is learned in advices received here from Berlin today. The fall of Riga is expected vutlun a days as a result of the operations of General on Buelow, and that the port w ill he used as a foi the campaign against the Russian capital with the German Baltic fleet cooperating with military forces, the advices situation Grave London, July 22 While prayers for victon weie being said iodav throughout Hussia, the Austnans and Germans continued their drive at Warsaw from the north, west and south Meanwhile thej' were reaching further north towards Riga on the Baltic, from which their advance guard is not more tlmn'30 miles dis- tant. The tone, of dispatches from Petro- grad bespeaks plainh that the coun- trv is aware of the graveness of the military situation, involving not on- ly the fats of the polish capita! but the integrity of the Russian army in Poland, the northern and southern sectioni of Khich might be cut in twain bv a decisive defeat along the Lublm-Ciiiolni railway. It is alongi this section that tlie Russians are ous opposition on the Narcvv river ilglitmg most desperately, for this railway is the sole great artery of communication of Poland with south- ern Russia, sweeping away from Lub- lin and Cholm towards. Odessa: Sov eral times having been reported with. northwest of the .capital. Elsewhere generally speaking, the Russians are falling hack, employing tactics with which they harrassed Napoleon in .1812. That is, they are to be almost majority bigger, according to population, than probably any majority, ever recorded by prohibition forces. The :vote piled up by the Drys far exceeds even.the moat sanguine expectations of an' op- timistic reform league, and each ad- ditional noil that is reported adds to the idle. There is no mistaking the senti- ment behind the new Liquor Act, which the people de clared for, which the Legislature must now enact as: law, and which will he effective July 1, If ever a government had a sure mandate from the electorate they have it .now, in the avalanche of votes which spoke with a loud voice against the further existence of the bar: and the whole- sale liquor house Ing, almost inconceivable ma .______ -were recorded in city ,as well as in country ridings. The cities fur- nished the big save Letbbndge Edmonton and Cat 'the liquor forces, turned completely upside down, and rolled up a stupend- ous dry majority. Calgary's three ings will a. majority of'sonje- gary, admittedly the stronghold of i great big majority was the most astounding, surprise of the although observers state that during the past week' or two, the drys gained' the big city. Edmonton followed in the wake oi its sister cHy, and will record., a ma- jority of over 3000. for the drys-Jn the two city ridings. Edmonton Sduth gave a 1000: majority drys. Red Deer came through another big majority, and Mediclno Hat also lined ,up in. the dry cdluihn, as did Wetasklwln. 'Lethbridgtj stands.alone as the only wet; the province Another surprise; of the. campaign was the huge vote rolled up III the country districts where, drys were confident of the outcome exceeded thalr expectations considerably Taber riding -will give a 1000 majority for the drys Card- ston and all the Moraon country to the south of the city went almost solid dry, Cardston alone giving a Summary of the Provincial Ridings Following Is a summary of ing m provincial ndlngs Name Acadia. Polls heard Total from polls Dry the'vot- Peace River 1 Pincher. Creek 14- Peuvtoina. ...4 .3 Ponoka 15 Athabasca Beaver River ;Bow Valley Calgary, South. )n fue mifes of the railroad and now, according to Austlian claims hiving pierced the Russian front, this sec- the countryside with fire and (iyna- tion of the teutonic forces should be j mite, removing such provisions as within niie shot of the railroad, but, the; ran lake awai, driving cattle i Calgary, Centre. not onlj burning all budges and dc- strojmg roads but arc laving waste Calgaiv, North ao claim-is made of having seized it. Xoitliwest of Lublin, however, the teutonic forces have pushed forward to tile bridge hcail positions south of Ivangoroil and thnnte northward Aroiinrl tightening on Warsaw, Ihev have: made steudj' piogiess which is meeting vvitti sen MARKETS July wheat October wheat..... October'oatt WEATHER 13514 78 and other livestock before and leaving 101 tl'e invader a ruuicd and Cardston. Claresholia Cochrane Coronation. ISO 104 47 S42 3897 1428 2352 Wet 152 118 136 -128 252 2153 1426 99 w a'ite Vll Courtland has Dldsburj been laid, waste, and North flameb, bent tip a giow visible man) iinles ilistant vuhlic is [eoliog- with keen anxiotj tLo campaign in cast, hoping thai the Grand Duke 413 776 523 651 32 36 llOOmajdry 5700 3356 IBS 215 276 m.iv item the Ustro-Ger- man tide, ot at least extricate his armies and continue in further re- treat the cohesion he has been able to maintain thus far The situation, as the British press sees it, is critical and papers editor- ially remind Russia that as she checked the Germans at the gates ot tteisaw last lall and drove them Edmo'hton, South Edson 1' Gleichen Grouard Handbills High' river (complete) Innisfail Lethbridge (complete) Lac Ste Anne Lacombe Leduc Macleod Medicine Hit' 7- 26 15 22 17 20 21 '4 11 499 1050 215 545 812 676 989 121 1377 492 SOQ .374 1239 739 578 349 207 319 1371 124 1164 Redcliff Red Deer Rtbstone Rocky Mountain. Sedgewick St. Albert Stony Plain St.'Paul........ Sturgeon..... Taber Vermilion..... Victoria Vegreville Walnwrlght Warner Wetaeklwln Whltford 7 31 IS 5 30 10 17 3 3 22 14 16 17 12 22 111 383 181 1221 501 143 307 316 2S 50 1139 1177. 813 594 1877 C63 617' 762 29- J9 450 J94 155 411 .146 386 10! J4t SIS '4W -at BLAST OF DRY AIR Toronto, Ont, July Toronto Star says, editorUrly "Alberta hat ione dry ernen have loni.-been, tomed to bout at the dry Kit of prairie they it more bradai thai any alcoholic ft 4 will now be than vnr." I nack when within 11 miles, of Lublin, ;