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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta July oats VOLUME VIII. Forecast: Local LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1915 NUMBER 114 FOURKILLED IN FIRST AIR RAID ON LONDON Zeppelins Drop Ninety Bombs on London and Four Persons are Killed London, June Austrian city of Uovcrcto, whose elaborate ilcfcns- ns ;i7u relied on to check the Italians from pushing up Adigc river valley and besieging Trent, is now threat- ened by the invaders. Rovcroto lies tm aiotint of Trent, the capture of which ifi one of the great objectives of Italy. An o (licit.) statement from Uomc aays the Italians have occu- pied the important height of which dominated Koverulu Height and lies about six miles south of Ro- vtiicto. The other important Italian move, acioss the eastern bonier, which has flic capture of Trieste as its appar- ent objective, lias been checked by unfavorable weather conditions. Rain-swollen streams are delaying the advance but the ollicial state- ment says progress is being made. FOUR KILLED London, June lin raid over London last night, ninety bombs were dropped. Four persons were killed and others were injured. Official announcement was made today that no public build- ings were damaged. Populace Slumbers London, June airships, long expected, reached London last night, but several million inhabitants of the metropolis llept peacefully through the raid, and all they knew of it this morning they learned from the Admiralty announcement, which re- ported briefly that raiders flew over certain outlying sections of the city. The official announcement makes mention also of numerous which American Farmers Will Invade Southern Alberta To Take up Irrigation Land A large party of American farmers .will invade the city this week to look over Southern Alberta fanning lands. party which represents a large number of farmers from tlie rentral states is being brought up by the O H.R. natural resoutccs depart- ment and will first inspect the C.P. J{ lands In the irrigated distriot east of the city. H. 1-1. Piol, who is C. P. R. agent at. St. Paul left lirirtje this morning to meet Mie party which he will conduct through Ihe tour. This was the interesting in- formation given to the Herald yes- iVrday by I'. L. Xaismith ot the C. f R. natural resources department at Calgary, who. accompanied by .Alan Cameron, spent the week-end in ihe city on a general trip of inspec- tion, air. Naismith was optimistic as 10 the business outlook in the south. are ho said, "and even if the war is not over by fall, the great crop which is almost' certain to he harvested will put an immense amount of money in- to circulation, owing to the war prices. It is true that the price ot vhcat is falling a little now, but you need not worry about the prices in the fail. Mr. Nnismith stated that the crops from Calgary to Lethbridge were looking excellent but he was particu- ariy pleased with the conditions in the'south. In regard to the financial situation he said tbat Lethbridfie would recover from the present de- pression than any other city n the west. "There are many other cities that a-re worse off than Leth- de said, "and the worst of. it is that they don't know how bad- ly oft they are. The commissioners of this city nave....certainly handled the situation well." may or may not havt been connected with the raid. None of the evening newspapers have as yet published any informatio'n or further details to supplement the bare announcement from the Admir- alty. The ordinary life and business of London is being carried on as usual, except one sees small groups discuss- ing with intense curiosity a crop of wild rumors. AT RAMSGATE London, June official pre .bureau issued the following announce- ment last night: "Zeppelins are reported to have been seen near Rarnsgate (on the Kentish coast, 75 miles east-southeast of Lon- don) and Brentwood (17 miles east- northeast of and in certain outlying districts of London." President Impressed With American Verdict Against German Note B. .1. Mowers, former C.P.R. agent it Kipp, who has hoen in jail since February 25. awaiting trial on charges of fraud laid by the railway company, thie morning pleaded gurity to the Bharges In District Court. Judge Jaobaon remanded the youns man for sentence until Wednesday morning. Mowers was brought before Inspect- or Lindsay last February on six dis- tinct charges of defrauding tue rail- way company of sums totalling over The charges were, oil in con- nection with the omission of entry of bills nftar charges had been col- lected by Mowers. Tha way Mils were for 11 and S51.C6, dated Octoher 13, 1914- 360.85, dated October 14; J242, a result of smart work by Mounted Police in nipping In the bud one of the moat sensational attempts of the kind on record In Canada since the outbreak of Owens Darke and McKenzie were stopped at Milk River with their rars and the six Austrians out. The drivers of the cars were ar- rested on their return to the city last night. It is alleged that they first took the Austrians as far as Milk River, getting fees of each for two cars and rater it is stated that, darkening lights on their cars, and muffling :he engines, they attempted to run the police blockade, and make good oet awav across the border. The police were too quick for them. The arrest, of the chauffeurs, who are familiar Lethbridge figures, has caused a bia sensation in the city. The police believe that attempts of.thn have been going on for some time out of Lethbridge, although these 'iciilar men are not implicated in this surmise. McKenzie is owner of one of the cars, and has lived here for many CHARGE OF TREASON A charge of treason has been placed against the three men, under the recent addition to the criminal code dealing with assistance offered to ene- mies of the Empire to escape from the country. The penalty for the crime is most severe. Germany Holds Off To Make Austria Stay Berne, Switzerland, June The.reason why Germany has not yet declared war on Italy is that she wishes to bring pressure to bear on Austria-Hungary not to sign a separate peace, and 'alec to insist on taking control of the Austro-Hungarian army and navy. London, June ot Turkish reinforcements to the Dar- danelles from Constantinople is said to have been interrupted by the op- erations of a British submarine, which is cruising in front of the city. It. is reported unofficially that the Turkish cruiser Sultan Selim, form- erly the German cruiser Goeben, has been virtually dismantled. HONEST MISTAKE LED TO GRAFT Winnipeg, Man., J.une Hon. Dr. Montague, former minister of Public Works in the Roblin government, practi- cally admitted in the witness box 'before the Royal Commis- sion this morning that through an honest mistake when he re- -f commended the letting of. a contract for S230.100 to Kelly Sons for steel for the north wing, he overshot the mark by Sergeant Coleridge on Trail Sergeant Coleridge of the Mounted Police received word on Sunday night that two autoa containing A.us- trians had left the city at 8.20 p.m. for the south. He immediately 'phoned to Milk Hivor to block the trails. The Mounted Police there Tetained motor- cycles, and guarded all the roads leading south. At midnight .tlie two Lethbridge autos, with covered lights and muffled engines approached the blockade. Upon the challenge of the police, the chauffeurs stopped the cars, and the Austrians were apprehended. They claimed to be Montenegrins, but were i taken on suspicion and sent up to I Lethbridge the next morning, where 1 they were put in the guardroom. It was not decided to arrest the chauffeurs until last night, when, they were all arrested and lodged in the It is alleged that McKeiwie arrang- London, June apparent- ly has begun a new campaign, its army having been reorganized during the long lull since active hostilities were under way against Austria ear- ly last winter. An official announce- ment from Nieh asserts an Austrign battalion was dispersed by Serbian artillery and.indicates that the Ser- bians are active on the Albania front. ed the deal, and is largely responsible for getting Darlce and Owens into trouble. Mrs. Whitney, whose car Darke was driving, disclaimed any knowledge of the fact that her car was to assist in aueh a treasonable enterprise. She says that Darke simply, came in Sun- day night, and announced that he had. a fare. He then took the car out. The fugitive foreigners, it Is al; leged, to the chauf- feurs that' they were Monteneg- rins, who wanted to get to Milk River for work. One of them had close to ?400 on his person when tak- en. Another had nearly and all were we'il tii-ed financially. They of- fered to pay the. chauffeurs J60 each for the trip, and paid halt in advance. McKenzie wns not driving either oC the cars, but, he party, and this fact implicates him very strongly. Evidence was later discovered on, the persons of the passengers to show that they were Austrians. BAIRD IS LIKELY TO BE NEW SPEAKER June is cur- rent gossip in government circles that 3. J. B..Baird, M.P.P. of Pilot Mound, -10, 10, .5. will be appointed next speaker of the CROP CONDITIONS IN SOUTH ARE BEST IN TEN YEARS SCUT ALFALFA IN MAY I OFFNON-IRRIGATEDLAND P I. tcr k l of Iron Springs, hcl- iarly pleased with tli L. Kant., ol iron OH B Um( nown as Kane, re- iron apriups tlie crop lliis, ls district this iups ports that he commenced cutting his jycar by tlis' condition of his land, alfalfa yesterday morning. This very reniurkablc'for unirrigatcd land. He has 180 acres in alfalfa on his farm 34 miles north of the city. It is feel high and blossoms are al- ready appearing, and he expects an iicelknt .crop.. ,Mr...Kane is particu- is i which he says is in the best of con- dition. Besides a quarter section in alfalfa, Mr. Kanedias 160 acres in oats, 40 in barley and 80 in liax. Ac-, cording to his custom he has no wheat' at all. "I am not a land 'rob- he said. "I never sow TABER Tabcr, May of May, 1915, shows crop conditions in this district to be better than they have been for ten years. All the wheat seeding has been completed, and most of the seeding of other grains. Fall wheat is up from 18 to 22 inches. There has been an abundance of rain. GRASSY LAKE Grassy -lake, May lias probably never been a better grow- ing week for the crops in .Southern Alberta than the present and farmers can almost hear the grain growing. Tlie rainfall during llay has been at least three inches, the most since the. year of the wonderful crop. Wheat is from four to ten inches high, even, well started and excep- tionally healthy. Seeding of oats, barley and flax is not yet completed. The largest acreage in the history of the district will be under crop this year with conditions and prospects the' best since (arming commenced here. MONARCH Monarch, May is com- pleted here. Some small amount of oats' may yet be sown for green feed, but'this'will amount to very little. The recent rains have placed suffici- ent moisture in the ground to sus- tain th" crop for a considerable time. I Some fields of wheat are more tor- ward .than others, and practically all have a healthy appearance. Some fields of summerfallow wheat look ex- cellent. Cutworms have lately done a small amount of damage, but the far- mers that the grain is sprouting again, Prospects gener- ally are excellent. MACLEOD MncleoJ, Slay over 25 per cent, increase in acreage, crop prospects for -tills district were never so encouraging. All seeding is done and sufficient moisture has fallen up to the present to ensure a big growth. Both wheat and oats are in excellent condition and several weeks earlier 'than in previous years. Trac- es of cutworms are still reported in isolated places, but the-damage done was very small and very little re- sceding was necessary. The alfalfa has made most remarkable growth. PINCHER CREEK Pinclier Creek, May gener- al opinion at tlie present time is that the crops of district are better than they have been tor twelve years. The continued rain of a few weeks ago 'threatened the, finishing of oat seeding, but fortunately it ceased in time and practically all seeding is finished now. Glowing reports have been received of fallwheat, spring wheat, and timothy, some fall wheat measuring as high as 11 inches. Cut- worms arc heard of, but as yet no serious results have been reported. NOBLEFORD Nohleford, May 31. Crop condi- tions in this district arc very good. There is in thr. neighborhood of 000 acres in crop, and perhaps 80 per cent, of it is wheat, the balance oats, barley .and flax. There is an abundanbe of. nimsture at present. from Page London, June officers' casualty Iliti for, the .fortnight ending May 17, shows that losses in the British army were heavier than during any period of the war, there being 423 killed; 1Q47 wounded, and 137 mining; a to- tal of 1627 during the fortnight. The Canadians lost 21 killed; 25 wounded, and 40 missing. Brigadier General Lowry Cole died of wounds; while one colonel and ten lieutenant-colonels were killed. Since the beginning of the war to May 17, 2669 officers have been killed; 5244 wounded, while 899 are reported missing. This is a total of 8812. NEARLY KILLED IN Barons, Alta., June ant automobile, driven by Ed. Shaffer, turned turtle oh the C.P.R. arade, near here, Sunday, Mrs. Mobermot, wife of C.P.R. Agent MeDermot here, suffered injuries which may result in her death, and Rev. Father Smith of High River suffered a broken the driver having his collar bone brok- en. Mrs. H. Fry and two children, also in the car, escaped uninjursd. Shaffer, Mrs. MeDermot and Father Smith were pinned under the Mrs. MoDermot is at present uncon- scious, and is in a condition. The party were out for a spin aftsf church, Ottawa, May department, of customs has been authorized to is- sue licenses for the exportation- of won! grown in Canada to the United Slates, under guarantees that tlie wool shall bo used lor manufacturing put poses only in United States mills, an.I that no "part of the wool nor any wool tops or yarn made therefrom shall be rc-ex-ported to any dcstina- ition from the United States of Ain- erica. Need More Men To Make Rifles For Can. Army Ottawa, June The Ross factory at Quebec which is running night and dav to supply arms for Canadian anil British forces, is in need of skilled mechanics A call for that number has been sent to the labor department at Ottawa.; tToITwiil he furnished. Instructions are being issued liy the department j of customs to Canadian customs of- i fleers in tins matter, and under the arranuemrnl effected the markets of the United States will be open to the wool growers of Car.ida. An embargo was placed on wool at the request of Great Britain. It is "Applications for licenses to export evident that new wool grown in Canada should he been received, because the made (lireet to the department -of otherwise would not hue beta cusloms, Ottawa, where lull mlorrjia- ablcd to send ;