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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JULY.27, 1915 NUMBER 191 French Official Report Tells of Minor En- gagements London, July There havo bsen no developments or any mo- ment on the western front. The French official report of today a minor engagements, but shows no changes of Import- anos. BOAT HAD Ill-fated "Eastland" Was Crowded, Says State Attorney Hoyne Chicago, 111., July Attcrney Hoyne said to'Jay that from all accounts there were pro- bably more than 2700 persons -on the Eastland when she capsized. Recovery of bodies is still go- Ing on, nearly 1000 hiving already been taken from the river and the overturned boat. CELEBRATE PIONEER DAY IN FINE STYLE IN SOUTHERN TOWNS Pageant Crowds Attend Events a Raymond, Tyrell's Lake and Stirling-Old Pioneers Tell of Struggles in the Early Days Marrath, July day and INagrath day were observed in suit- iR'blc style in the garden city last Saturday. In lact, it is pronounced (hy the public generally that it was Hhe beat celebration ever held In this S-fown, and the general chairman, Mr. tErnest Bcnnion, and liis corps of able Und untiring assistants, are to be Hiiehly commended for the unqualified Sinccc'sn of'the day's festivities. U perhaps-the most prominent fea- fture of the program was the parade, intending for almost a mile, mis was perhaps tbe-n'nest and most gor- 'ceous pageant of its kind ever pro- Hucad in the province. Floats repre- the pioneers, Utah, Canada, "sericulture, etc., also every orgamia- Mou in the ward and the various houses, were in the parade. presented a very beautiful picture. At the molumr service in the As-- 'taembty Hall D. H.' Elton, of Leth- "bridge was the speaker and deliver- 5ed a forceful and eloquent address. meetifur, was numerously attsnd- pd and the procesdings were keenly park in the at- jilternoon a good athletic and sport Inrogrsm was witnessed. It was ccr- Magrath's day in a baseball at -least, and the aggregations both Carijston and Spring Cou- NEW MACHINE GUNS FOR CANADIAN TROOPS EIGHT OF GUN OF MOUNT, LEWIS GON COMPLETE: WITH Auiomuui- Jlachlno Gun. It weiehs 2914 pounds complete ai 440 rounds a can be used for defence or ufience. No Decisive Gains Yet Made by Teuton Are Attempting Huge Enveloping Move BUSINESS MEN'S TRIP lee both fell for the homesters. Th local squad was in great form and the fans were delighted with their showing. AT RAYMOND Raymond, July anniver- sary of the adYent ,of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley was appropriately celebrated in Ray- mond last the program be- ing carried out without a hitch, with the exception of-the. racing evelfts, the tain of the prsooding nJgtit pre- venting the UM of The day threatened' to be rather stormy, but early 'hi the forenoon the clouds aWay, and the after- noon was ideal. The. service in the opera house in the morning was very good A splendid address was deliv- ered by William Palmer, he a pioneer of tha West.. Also two other stalwart frontiersmen, who took part in some of Hie empire-making achieve- ments of the eariy. days, also spoTw, recalling incident's-of interest rela- tive to those stirring days, when "the immigrants would have to'camp for two and three days to allow the buffalo to pass through the. country "across their good musical program Was also rendered, including patriotic, selections by the Raymond military band. ______________-_ Theodore Verhourg, of Coutts, is in the city and he brings the news ithal winter wheat harvesting has commenced in that district. A. C. Stray secured a supply o! binder twine on Saturday in preparation to start today cutting a fifty-acre field of winter wheat on his farm township one, range thirteen. It estimated by those who have seen] this field that it will yield 35 hush-1 ele to the acre. Mr. Verbourg says that a lot at rye has been cut in I this district. The Coutts country thisj year has a lot of high class the best in the district's history. Arrangements have now been completed by F. W. Down- er for the business men's trip to the Monarch and Nobleford districts .tomorrow afternoon, and everything points to a sue- ceiful and. pleasant excursion. Those who are to take in the trip are counselled to be on hand at the Lethbridge Hotel sharp at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon, so that there will be no delay in starting. There will be about 25 cars In the procession. The party is to be entertained at Nobleford by C. S. Noble, the well-known farm- v v v v London, July 37.-ln the gigantic oi the Gorman envclopiiiK movement now being waged on tlie jn the eastern lield now is absorbing the attention iii the British officials and public. The latest reports show that General Vmi Hnelow's I iiussian front no decisive result lias been attained by either side, li aerae railway connei-iiriR I'ctrograd with T a clidueV troops in thc'r ad- Warsaw. In this way the Northern vane- from Chodel to llielsico. IS Oerman line ,s c osmg m on he miles southwest of Uililin, are suffrt- 1 main northern railway artery to the inE un'der heavy Russian counter at- Russian capital while the southern lacks while General Macken7.cn, at-; army a ter fierce fHiting on the broad front j mam southern I tie artery uinnlng tu (Continued on page Forty Feet Down Steep Bank at Cameron Falls- and is Unhurt Cardston, July 26. Cardstonians by the scores are now taking their summer holidays and are spending a .week or two at either the Waterton 'lakes resort, or at the Glacier Park. An interesting ten days' trip is re- 'uorted.hy a party composed chiefly teachers, which returned on Saturday last from Watetton Park. PosEibiv the most exciting 1'OSEIUIV enee was'had hy E. G. Smith as- sistant principal of the Cardston School Mr Smith, who is an ardent camera devotee, was most anxious tr secure a postcard oi the famous Cam Iron Kails from an entirely new po Eition. this he half to ciiml to a point' al.mbst directly; 'above th MINE EXPLOSION Murphyiboro, 111., July hundred and fifty men were In a mine at Christopher, 111., when an explosion place, but-raont of them escap- ed. Seven mun were taken out -dead, and eisht were taken out severely burned. To Stand Trial. on Charge of Stabbing Chum July to the the colored man who slashed a companion so se- verely a lew days ago, was up before Police Magistrate Whimster today for preliminary hearing and was re- manded for trial.. Colonel Mac-Kay, who has. been away for a week, returned this morn- ing and is again busy with the de- tention camp. There are now 160 men Iteld, and it is thought that this number will be maintained for some time. 90 Attend Second Home Guard Drill A satisfactory drill of. the home guard took place last night at the barracks drill ground. About 90 men turned out drilled in four squads by Instructors Richards, As- quittv Figgins and Webb. Foot drill and simple formations were given and the men went through the movements very well. The next drill will be .on Friday at 7.30. Commander Skelton intends to have the men bring their, rifles to the drill next Monday and rifle drill will he started. Danish Boat Sunk Copenhagen, July Danish ahip Nogill, bound'frora. Gothenburg, Sweden, for the River Tyne, and lad- en with railway ties, has been sunk In the North a German sub- marine. Ths crew -of. the iteamer was landsd at Wilhelmshaven, near Bremen. The name Nogill does not appear in available maritime records. Sink French Sub Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, July French submarine Mar- iotte -was destroyed 'by a German submarine on July 26 111 the Narrows of the Dardanelles, according to-dis- patches from Constantinople to the Hittage Zeltnng. Thirty-one members of the crew were captured.- London, July In the British Army and Navy have reached a total of cordina to a printed statement is- sued by Premier Aso_uith. The total naval casualties up to July 20 were 9'106, and the mili- tary casualties to July 18 were The naval losses were divided as follows: Officers killed, 499: wounded, 37; misslnn, 29; men killed, 7.430; wounded, 787; miss- ing, 274. Klvcr Copenhagen, July going to Posen to confer with his generals, the kaiser, it is reported here, held a crown council in Berlin. The emperor declared Germany could not under- take to negotiate with her enemies until 'Warsaw and Calais had been captured. With Gen. von. Hindenberg and Gen. von Falkenheyn the kaiser drew up final .-plans to ebd the war, which; the emperor said, must ter- minate before Christinas. IS FAIL Many Bars Will Close Voluntarily Calgary, July know of cas- es where many'bars are already clos- ing" said Rev. A. Coonc, the fighting organizer of the The Itesian success in throwing results to Russia and _ al- W1" cT'this Tieraan'lcS 'To TeTacli j but to railway I burg enlarging his scale: gion. of operations. In their desperate cf- London i orts to force the N'arew river at Newspapers point out that the fall lo-'an the Germans used gases. Even' of Warsaw will have great sigmrtc- vit tic Narcv front there still re-'ance for the west as it will mean mains west, of Warsaw and Pctrosrad that the I'-'ss.ans' power to resume the strong barrier oi the Hug. a success.'.I offensive will have been The more northerly section of the! indefinitely postponed and that the Warbaw'retroErad railway is threat- principal bases for offensive opera- ened by a new turn which the Ger- man Baltic operations have taken. No direct advance on Riga is he- tions will he" in the. hands of many Today's Xonjriml statement laying that ther No direct advance on UiRa is be- saemn r ing at present, though in view rhave been thrown back at one point ofK possible emergencies, the Russian of the Narew river, brings some re- jrovernment has ordered transfer to lief to London as military observers, tie interior of all factories, work- here hold that the final results and stores of -important d Movement London, July magnitude de- in- peiul largely upon -Russia I her resistance until climatic condl- tions interpose a barrier to the full rcalix-ation of the German plan. Raymond, Alta., July district will thresh a bushel crop this fall. This is a conservative estimate, and is pronounced a reason- able figure by Raymond Knight, Wil- liam Clemis, loca'l manager of the El- I lison Milling Co., and Manager Prest of the .Merchant's bank, and Manager Belcher of the Bank of Montreal. There is approximately SO.OOO acres to crop, and 2a bushels to the acre is not .at a'il too high in view of the heaviness of the stand. There are fields, esnecially one belonging, to the wcilhcr is needed through- warm weather and sunshine oi last .-...._ .v.. to bring tnc WCBk was of considerable help to- wheat crops to the proper stage for wards maturing the crops, and a More Warm Weather is Needed to Ripen Grain, Crops in Good Condition temperance forces IieiUS, eslleumiiy uiiii Sugar CoVeast of the" town, that Tvill thresh sixty bushels to the acre if it threshes one. George W. Green, manager of the temperance luitrus oi the province, (jeorge uicauj with headquarters in Edmonton, who, .Go. predicts 90 cent wheat, at came-to Calgary yesterday still elat- Ieast cd over the glorious victory. I "The result was so absolutely de- he said, "that many of the hotel men took it as an ultimatum, and are getting out of the business before they are compelled hy law to close. I know some who are planning to abandon the bar without delay and to replace it with lunch rooms. Italians Capture 1600 Prisoners a They are not even to wait for the. "act to go into force." London, JU a timely harvest, according to re- ports been received today from Herald- correspondents. Some continuance of this is experienced 6 record yield will tc shown. All fall wheat is well headed put from era- correspon. .-m farmers will 1-c in tlie field in less and maturing and at least than three weeks with .warm wea-lper oi the spring gram is also ther others will be later. Damage i headed. Given a continuance of bnc from hail has been reported from weather, harvesting should be general some districts, the crops hit being damabed from 28 to 60 per cent. MONARCH On the Italian frontier, the Italians claim to have taken prisoners, big crop c< hot we .-Prospects for a WeatllL-J., OUUU1U iii this district by the middle of Au- gust. A small anibunt of damage bas been caused from ha I. in the district tributary to Macleod. ecs r rain, is needed HOW TO LESSEN THE DANGER OF ARMY CUTWORM DAMAGEJjEXTjfEAR__ EyE. H. Strickland, Dominion Entomological Laboratory, Lethbridge Alberta to ripen the crop. In this immediate district there has .been no damage from hail, but the farmers are ex- periencing considerable anxiety on this and a -large amount of insurance has been placed. Cutting ought to commence in the Monarch district about August ISth, but at Kencx and Rocky Coulee is not expected to begin till the 20th face of the rocky wall The spray Iran the falls here had caused a Blight growth moss upon the rocks making-them slippery in the .Ttm'ne Wlim almost' to the desired position his foot slipped, and unable to secure a hold, Mr. Smith fell al- most head first down the perpcndicu- height, occasionally striking a jutting point which, although brms- iM him considerably, broke the force of his fa' somewhat and preserved. his life Hi-" escape was nothing short o miraculous. Aftcr.landing with aj crash upon the bare rock Mr. Smith stood up, wiped, the blood iron, his nose examined his camera 1 happily. His camera was un- scratched Then followed a brief ex- of his own'bruises, a few bound around knees, I .00 OUNS FROM HAMILTON Hamilton, Out., July has been a very liberal and prompt re- sponse to the request of a local .com- mittee' for machine suns. The com- mittee plans to present at 5east; 200 to the governent. More than thirty have been promised. elbows and other bruised which Mr. Smith took a picture of the, spot where he fell The new view of .the fal'is rcm uns to bf takui b) some other cntirprlslng amateur Those composing the p.rty were Messrs. Hogci Harictt G O Peter sen, E. 0. hmith D C Peterson and Misses 'I.udia Steed bn.ma I'ar? rish Margaret Brown and Beth Cocmbs while Mrs Ld Ualdwell acted as chapeloae Reports of the extreme abundance of "millers" are being .received from so many districts'that it seems to be advisable for JIB to draw attention to the fact that these are the adults ot the Army cutworm, and to remind farmers of the statements we pub- lished In the spring regarding this in- sect. Thete "millers" wi'll be laying, with- in the next three or four weeks, the eggs from which next year's worms will hatch. Each female moth can lay up to 1100 eggs, every one of. which, under favorable conditions, will hatch out into a worm, and menace next year's We have found that the chief places selected by the moths for egg laying are summer fallow fields upon which weeds are present, and it we are to have an outbreak next year it Is mor- ally certain that such fields w 111 be the centres of infestation. The best advice we give, there- far, is: "Keep your summer fallows clean _ absolutely clean during the next four or five weeks, and, above all, keep them clear of Everyone realizes that good farm- ,.ig demands this attention to sum- mer fallow, and everyone realizes also the danger oi letting- stlnkweed In- crease on their farms, but few realize flbw directly lack of care in keeping summer fallow, clean affects the ab- undance of cutworms during the fol- lowing year. It must be noted that we -flaid "absolutely for this is an important point. Two or three weeds to the rod are sufficient to at- tract moths for egg-laying. The field must have absolutely no sign of green food lor the young worm to feed upon, when the "millers" are selecting good spots to deposit their eggs. S.ummer fallow is their favor- ite choice, and a total lack of food alone keeos them from laying their eggs on it. Many farmers, and others, are in- cline'd .to think that this worm is of no danger to crops, because this year natic conditions were so tricts, little re-seeding was necessary. Such reasoning is only natural, be- cause it so happens that we have nev- er before had an outbreak of this worm in our province, and have there- fore not seen what it. can, and does, do when seasons arc favorable to.it, and not to us. This experience has been gained in Montana, where its MARKETS July wheat October whsat jtober oats Oct 137 107 41H WEATHER High Low L ForKsst: seriousness Is realized, because it has 'from time to- time devastated, large areas'oi promising crops. We feel, therefore, that..farmers will be well advised to take precautionary measures against 'an outbreak on thefr farms next" spring, even though they are inclined to think that far more fuss has been made than the case deserved. .Without the'least hesitation we can .state that had it riot been for the unusual, and pro- tracted, snell of wet weather which followed seeding, hundreds of acres would have been stripped, or so ser- iously thinned, that the crop would not .have-'paid for the labor expende'd on lit 1 .This season nearly all farmers are putting out money on hail insurance, because they realize that there is dan- ger of hail. Probably they will not have hail on their farm, in. which case they get no returns from that money, but" they insure willingly. Why not -also insure against cut- worms' The premium is low, and if cutworms are present in your district the ment certain, while if they are not the oney put into the labor of 'cleaning up" Is a..payins.investment in itself. We do not predict a recurrence of army, cutworms next. year. The win- ter may be unsulted. tion hut we.do claim that where If the crops -.ere must in- evitably tc a shortage of labor here WARNER DISTRICT Warner, July week of good warm weather would put the. fall wheat in this district in'a condition for cutting. The wheat is beginning to turn, and hot weather is needed. Hail did some damage north and east of here last week, probabh 60 per cent, on some farms. Generally speak- ing the conditions are good. In the homestead country east of here the spring wheat crops ate tucst excellent, being more even than most crops. The oats, too, are farther ahead than in most sections Cardston, July conditions here were never better and something "ike the old yields, which made this Macleod, July' ram. than, llstrict [amous, arc expected With is needed has. fallen but no from this source has occurred. Ihe' n at the very earliest. The recent rains have delayed the ripening, of the 8 Great optimism prevails regarding the expected yield. No estimate .is under thirty bushels of wheat, and many are much higher. MACLliOD (Continued on page fore, that Jou Insure" without delay, Organizer of the Prohibitionists is Visiting the Ctiy A. W. Coon, organizer.for the .tern: perance forces for the entire prov ince, will be a I'sitor to the citv to day, and is meeting all ithe itemper-' ance workers of the city'at the Y.M. C.A. this alternoon. Mr. Coon is touring the province preparatory to a general executive meeting of the temperance forces to. be held Thursday at Red Deer, to consider plans for the future It Is felt by the temperance forces that the real fight Is jet to come and are strengthening their oiganizitlon accordingly. Commissioners Reid and Grace left last night for Redchft, where they will conduct a complete investiRttion into the intake system of that place. It has become absolutely necessary to make improvements m the LethbfidRc intake sjstem and the RedcUfl sys- tem is said to be satisfactory oie Planb lor improvements here Will be nude and on the return oi the cornmissioaets to the on the river hetc'hat, lor some time been and has graduilly ;