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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta H ioorn iUOOlU Floods at Ganbrook, Banff and Fernie- River Rising Here With the Old 'Man River here al- ready more than four-teet over normal level and rising gradually, there is .every indication that continued rains and warm weather will produce flood conditions here similar to those in other .districts traversed by mountain streams. The Old Man. has been high all spring, averaging about three feet over normal, but within the past ten days, has risen a foot and the past two days the rise has been most noticeable. Meantime UHV. water sup- ply is of mudlike consistency. With the exception of about two weeks dur- ing the early part of March, the water supply has been mostly mud ever since the chinook which .broke the cold spell about the middle of Febru- ary, The last time Lethbridge was vis- ited by a flood was in June, 190S, dur- ing which month over eight. Inches of rain fell. At that time the river was almost a mile wide and was many feet above normal, the lower floors of the power'plant being under water. So far this month the rainfall has been less than.two inches, hut heavy, snow in the mountains with hot weather has produced conditions fav- orable -to; a flood. FLOODS WEST OF CALGARY Calgary, June the Bow 'river at Banff higher than last.year's high mark and. a heavy warm ;.rain falling, 'Calgary is again fearing a repetition of last year's floods. The Elbow Is also rising but not to an exteiit as the Bow, but en- ough to intike residents .alQrig its banks and in nearby flats quite ap- prehensive... The week-end saw con- siderable damage in the Banff dis- trict. -The motor road between Cal- gary and the mountain resort is prac- tically impassable from washed-out cul- verts, and every little mountain, creek is now raging. At several points between Canmore and Kananaskis, in the same district, trains crawl along over tracks which are partly 'under water. The long bridge at Kananaskis is not over flVe feet above the flood, the narrow where the river empties into the ,Bow being chocked full of water. Lake Minnewahka, one of the feed- ers of the Bow river, has risen twelve feet and has over-flooded the high- way. The water rose slowly hut steadily at Banff all day yesterday. There were some warm showers in the mountains on Sunday, but now it is {eared that the rain is general, and if (his is the case it will work havoc with the snow, which lies extremely heavy this year, even on the lower readies of the hills. At Kananaskis where the Calgary power company's hydro plant Is locat- ed, ihe company officials state that wator is higher than last year, and Fernie reports say the Elk river is higher than ever. From jQolden, B.C., in the valley between the Selklrks and the Rockies, comes a special dispatch .saying that three transcontinental trains were stalled there Saturday night as the result of a flood in the little ten-foot mountain stream which became converted dur- ing the day into a veritable torrent. It is stated to be the biggest washout of the year in the mountains. AT FERN IE .Fernie, .Tune fell' hero all night and the Elk rive i' is .eight in- ches higher than last year. Eight families in the north end of the Fer- ine annex had to be rafted out of their 'homes to higher ground this morning. Bridges are all still In place. Re- ports from Waldo state that the Kbo- teridy bottom'at that place is com- pletely flooded. The C. P. H. track at the big gravel bank below Morrisey is obstructed by slides, and trains are being, delayed at that point. The wea? ther.is cooler and a check in the flood is hoped for. Kpotenay Rivsr Floods Cranbrook, B. C., June tense heat of'the pfisfcoiijila of cays han caused the rivers in Knst Koot- enay to rise rapidly. At Fort Sleek a number of ranchers along the bol- UK-I 'of the Kootonoy rlvnr have ai- Tfrdy-been flooded ont, ihtfr farms being inundated. Tlie big bridge at Bull -river went out tliia -morning, and will lie traffic up.'for a considerable time, while at Green water has already risen to almost flood pro- portions, covering the roadway in places to a depth fourteen inches. Snow in the hill-Vis four to ten foot deep With continued warm weather it i a a'ed o laiee number of bridges will go ont The Kootenay I river, is one seething mass of swift, j rustling watei rising at the rate nrj two a daj ON PAGE THREE) WlfKKE THE CANADIANS "CAME BACK" Within 60 Miles of Galician Fort-Ad- vance Continues London, June 19. A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd says: "The new strategical result of the fortnight's fighting is that the Russians hold practically a straight fine between Lutsk, Buc- zacr and Czernowitz. Military cri- tics point out that the capture of Radzlviloff and the driving of the j enemy forces to Brcdy, and in all j likelihood further in the direction of Lemberg, will almost, inevit- ably compel the withdrawal of the Austrian centre from the Tarnpo! region. "Russians advancing across the Volhynian-Galician frontier are, according to latest dispatches, less than 80 miles from Lemberg. The fact that Russian cavalry has been able to occupy Radziviloff shows the Austrian recognition of the futility of endeavoring1 seriously to oppose the Russian passage of the frontier. "Recapture of the' Potchaieff mcnactry caused much rejoicing among orthodox believers." The German official statement admits that, the British at Ypres recovered fifteen hundred yards of the territory taken by tbe Germans near Sanctuary Wood June 3rd. est Economically, Education- ally and byterianism Loses Little From an economical, educational and evangelistical standpoint, church union among the Presbyterian, Metho- TA nnAt naixM i Congregational churches, will Tfl nnflif Ininrn I ke an eminently splendid thing, So III rKMUIIllilllI ltcv- A- Dcnoon' pastor of Knox I U I ilU illiUlfiL church declared, his., emphatic on to be, at a sermon, he preached' yesterday morning on the conclusions of the recent Presbyterian assembly in Winnipeg. Rev. Mr. Denoon has on several oc- casions emphatically expressed him- _ _ self, but he was even more, emphatic Tract. Of 233 Acres Purchased j yesterday when he supported the uh- From Country Be Under Crop BRITISH DESTROYER IS SUNK fj, -London, June Brit- ish destroyer Eden has been sunk. Thirty-one members of the crew were saved. Three officers are missing. The Eden was sunk in the English chan- nel.last night after a This announcement was made this-afternoon by tue official press bureau. Hun Attacks Repulsed Paris, June infan- try attack on the French position north of Hill 321 was repulsed by French batteries Sunday, accord- ing to the official statement issued by the war office today. The Ger- mans are continuing their bom- bardment at Dead Man's Hill and the Chattancourt region. Refuses to Withdraw Troops and Pre- pares Standing Army for Active Ser- Ordered South I Citizens in Flight While Rus- sian Bombardment in Pro- Ensued 9 j yesieruay wnen ne suppuritiu tae uu- fion in a splendid address.-and'deplor- ed the fact that a minority of the Within the past few weeks the prov- incial Jail authorities have added to the -Letlibridge jail farm another 233 acres of land, making a total of acres now connected with the institu- tion. Definite information that the deal had been consummated was giv- en to the Herald this morning by Hon. A. J. McLean. The laud which has been added to the jail tract was purchased [from the Lethbridge Country" Club, and is that area lying east of the jail which has church were causing "trouble and en-, -by, the 'Russians. deavoring to enforce their will upon a strong majority. Economically, he pointed- out, the church union will he a great advant' age because it will prevent the over- lapping that has occurred in so many smaller communities, particularly in Paris, June will Ruma- nia is the keynote and headline on all comment in the morning newt- papers on the capture of Czernowitz Although forecasted some time ago, the news has been received with en- thusiasm. All newspapers agree that the diplomatic results of the fall i. Czernowitz will far exceed its strate- gical value. London, .Time dispatch- es from correspondents on the Aus- trian front at Cxernowitz filed several days before the fall of the city, "give graphic descriptions of the desperate struggle -waged for the possession of the Bukowina capital. Correspond- ents of the Berliner Tagehlatt tell of the flight of the population from the city when the people were warned .the town would.shortly be under the fire of Russian (puns. The warning came June 11. and while the people were beginning their flight the bombardment began. A terrible panic ensued. The following day came incendiary shells and many fires "were caused. That night "the 'Russians made a sur- prise, attack oil .the town, preceded by a bombardment "in tlic Aus- trian trenches were hammered inces- santly. The defenders answered I spiritedly arid the battle raged until three o'clock in the morning, when the Russians were checked for the time being at the River Pruth. Next, an- other attack on one of the Austrian bridgeheads also failed with heavy losses to the Russians, hundreds of whom were" drowned in the river. wants stronger forces to defend the border against bandit raids and to be prepared should Carranza troops carry out their threats to strike at the Unit- ed States forces engaged in chasing bandits south of the border. With about militiamen under mobilization and about troops already at the border, the United States' reply to General Carranza's latest note demanding the withdrawal of United States troops is ready to go forward. It announces a refusal to withdraw until Mexico curbs its'own bandits, and it is emphatic. Throws Down Gauntlet El Paso. Texas, June Carranza having thrown down tlw; gauntlet to the United States in his advices to General Pershing that any troop movements east, west or south would be regarded as a hostile act, every preparation was being made along the border for eventualities to- day. Arrest Bank Directors El Paso, Texas, June Car- ranza information bureau at Mexico City wired the Mexican consulate in ____________ _____ Ei Faso today that the manager and nine other small vessels to join the, directors of the Bank of London and Washington, D. C., June Not since the Spanish-American war has the nation seen such military activity as today. More than National Guardsmen in 45 states arc under orders to mobilize for Mexican ser- vice. They constitute virtually the entire militia strength of the United Staten. President Wilson, through Secretary issued -orders Sunday when it (became apparent that threatening con- ditions in northern Mexico were not improving. I Only drilling and recruiting will bo in order among the miiitm organiza- tions for the present. All must be mustered into federal service. Later they will be ,sent to the border for patrol duty, releasing about oO.HOO regulars for service in Mexico If war actually develops. Warships Prepare Additional warships also were get- ting ready today to hurry southward and stand by Mexican ports to protect Americana. Secretary Daniels, after the militia order was issued last night, ordered seven destroyers and American warships already in can1 waters. offensive attack on Mexico 'is contemplated. President 'Wilson, only, McxI- Mexico had been arrested for refus- ing to- receive defacto paper money in settlement of debt owed by the railway company. the west, where two and three. churches were straggling along in They point out that the city is the an sndeavor to do the work that one capital of Bukowina, a former province do. Educationally, ,-ould be a church could church union cause it would eliminate o in colleges, and make more efficient the work of educating those who were of Rumania, which was promised to benefit be- the latter country in event averlappiug joining "the allies. BuKowina for the past three years, been used as to (ake the task oC presenting' the a golf links. The land is now being gospel to the WQrM ]n onc. city. Mr broken by the jail authorities, and will .Denoon Btflteflp all three churches of the union are at present sustaining be under crop next year. It-is cap- able of irrigation. Hon.' Mr, McLean is well' pleased with the-results of the jail'farming operations but is oi the .helfof. that better work could bo done if even more land were secured. The value of last year's jail farm crop was over KELTS III Winnipeg, June trial of Thomas Kelly, parliament, buildings contractor, has begun. The jury which will decide on the charges brought against him of theft, false pretences and perjury, was chosen to- day and at the afternoon session of the court the first witness will be call- ed for the prosecution. Mr. Kelly has no counsel and he announced that he would not chall- enge any.of the jury panel and would make no defence. The called after thn accused's personal plea for a postponement of the trial had fail- ed. The crown challenged freely, but 12 men were secured and sworn in half an hour. Kelly sat In the prisoner's dock for the first time since the criminal pro- ceedings commenced when the court opened this morning, hut shortly af- terward he moved forward law- yer's table. r SENATOR DERBYSHIRE DEAD AT HIS HOME AT BROCKV'LLE, ONTARIO Montreal, Jiue Daniel Derbyshire is Recording to a Cioin tonight. The this evening1. colleges. Evangelistically, would he supremely church iin'Mn a benefit to all mankind. The church's one great duty, as he conceived it, was to pres- ent the gospel of Christ lo the world in the most efficient and effective manner. This will be accomplished with church for the work of missions particularly can be carried on with greater effectiveness. Presbyterianism would not lose any c.f the essentials of its doctrines, said Rev. Mr. Denoon, when he touched upon what is the sore point with the (CONTINUED ox PAGE 3) of her has twice formed part of Rumania; and the pos- its return" to for ;the third time has been eagerly seized .upon by leaders of the pro-ally party, Interventionists have lost no time and dispatches from Bucharest' say that they opened a vigorous campaign yesterday and are confident that they will be able to bring Premier Bratiano over to their side. DIED UNEXPECTEDLY Chicago, June H. Reynolds, chairman of the Greater Winnipeg water-district commission, died un- expectedly n.t the rcsidnnce of cousin, John Reynolds, here Friday heart disease. Mr. Rey- was visiting Chicago on the way .back to Winnipeg after having n to NeX York on a business trip. Bulgars Start an Advance Paris, June Havas cor- respondent at Salonika telegraphs that news has just been received Bulgarian troops in. the region of Flo.-ina and Menas-- tir have begun an advance. EFFORIIflOUST JHffi FAILS Paris, June General Joffre still commands the army in France. Decas- telnau remains his chief in command at Verdun. 'Politicians tried to inter- fere with the arrangement last week. They failed :-.The- affair has succeed- ed in demonstrating that- Prance means business' in" th'is war. The- country, is absolutely solid. Tt also showed that .the army chiefs stand together. They, are not worry ing about politicians. sire to win the war. They only de- It is a mere incident of the week's history that existence of the fac- tion opp.bsfed to'Jpffre was revealed. Everyone Had -known about that fac- tion. .Its'.esistencV re- cognized as a solar phen- omena. Its members are not selfish in their motives. They merely believe that some one else than Joffrc could bring an, earlier peace. TURNING OUT WOOL AT FAST RATE WITH IMPROVED SHEARING PLANT Taking the wool from a sheep's Coulee..which is quite one of the most back at the rate of one and three- quarter minutes a head is something new in the Dominion of Canada, yet.it is just that which is being accom- plished at R. C. Harvey's new sheep shearing plant on Chin Coulee, where power .clippers are being used for-the first time in this district. H is an eye- opener for those who know only the old method of shearing with, the hand blades- and will revolutionize shear- Ing operations in Southern Alberta henceforth. Six shearers are on-the job tit the camp, and are taking off more than six tons of wool every ten A .on per day uer man is the record the new camp is setting up as against a possible 750 pounds taken off under the old method. C. C. Boynlon, of Great'Falls, has the shearing contract. He is ex- perienced in the shearing business, having been 17 years nt the job, and ho thinks it Is a great stride forward introduce machine shearing Into Canada, Up-to-Date Plant Harvey haa constructed a new a hearing plant on his range at Chlij up-to-date in America. There Is a six- machine equipment driven by a two Horse' power gasoline engine. The yards and pens are ao equipped that the sheep are always at the shearer's hand.' In the loft above the cement- floored .shearing pens la room for storing pounds of wool which makes" it possible for the owner to won! imtil the price is right. Mr.vHarvey will shear 7qoO sheep at his new plant, while others who. have visited his plant are taken with the idea that there will be in all ibout sheep sheared there. Mr. in talking of the ma- chine shears, made the claim that MARKETS July wheat Octobtr wheat July July.flax 110% 1S8J4 77 84 Partly fair, ahewtri In some they would, take ott from one'to one and one-half pounds" of wool, moro .than could be taken with the old hand blades, that ihe wool would" not be cut up so much, making" the gnyle better by reason; of the staple being longer, while the" additional "amount of wool taken does riot hurt'the sheep nor does it lessen next year's wool clip.' Mr. Harrey is making about 50 cents per head eitra out of the addi- tional wooi tuktjii, so tiittt he will a! most pay for his new plant. Another thing claimed for life power machines is that the..sheep are 'not so badly cut up. So .far not. a sheep has been lost at the new plant, whereas last year Mr. Harvey states that he lost 14 sheep by being cut up by the old blades.' This constitutes an addition- al saving. Improved Baler Another new feature .introduced at the plant is the Cooper Improved Aus- tralian baler for putting the wool in shape for shipping. By means of this btler 500 to, 800 pounds of wool can put in the ordinary wool sack rhlch holds only about 300 pounds DATE TAKES Montreal Officer, Experienced in Work, Comes to Command Interned Prisoners Continuation of the report liublish- ed Saturday tliat. M.iior W Date Montreal would take over the de- tention camp here has heen received from him by the Herald. Major Date stat'es that he has heen iu'charge of other camps and hopes to he ahle to. handle the situation here. So far 'nothing lias been of the two prisoners .who-1 escaped from Camn No. 2 last week. Their getaway was well planned The> Ind just conle in from exercise onithe race. track and. filed into the .gate of -the compound. The non-com, in charge had failed to post his men on their beats about the camp before sending the prisoners in. The result N as that the two Germans walked right through the sleeping quarters and jumped the fence at the back, taking 'a chance that the guard would not yet. They, guessed right and beat it off north to Hyssop's bottom from which point all trace of them was lost. New York, .June -19 Agency dispatch from London says: "Dis'patches from Hague re- port that the German cruiser, Von Der Tann, tons, was sev- erely damaged in the fight off Jutland and was taken.into Wil- for repairs. PiOl TRYING TO SELL SUGAR FACTORY Raymond, June E. Ellison, ex-manhger ;of Knight Sugar company, is at present -fr in the east endeavoring cure a buyer for sugar mill." He nvfU wait on leading 'sugar' cafjtalists in Michigan and easM0n Canada, and hopes to negotiate a aale for the local plant before re- turning to Utah. Rev. G. bite in Sermon on Life of Great Leader A very 'aipressive tribute to the memory of the late Lord Kitchener was given in the services at Wesley church last evening. Rev. G-. Hi Cob- 'b'ledick, the pastor, preached an in- spiring sermon on the life and death of the great leader and the choir at the. conclusion Of the ".service" sang a specially selected for the oc- casion, and the Dead March" in Saul, played by Claude Hughes, the congregation remaining standing. 'Rev. Mr. Cobbledick drew a lesson from the life of Kitchener that was an. inspiration to all who heard his ad- dress. He compared Kitchener and Moses as two great leaders who had come from humble grigm to perform great, tasks, but who had not lived, to Tvilness the fruits of their success, who had found a final resting place, too, in a known area, though in an unknown spot. Great Accomplishments Mr. Cobbledick reviewed the great Accomplishments ,of.'Kitchener's -life, referring to his great service -in Egypt, which now; smiling' under the happiness of }as- tlie result of his conquest-and conse- quent efficient administration. ".He told how Kitchener had been called' from his work in Egypt to take over the task in South Africa with Lord Roberts, when defeat after defeat had met the British arms, and how laese two .great men had -brought victory out of defeat, and had so administered aftairs among the conquered people Boers whom they conquered were now most.loyal, so -much, so that Botha, great leader, of'the Boer fore.- es against Britain, was now .leader of the British forces against that na- tio'n of "Europe which more than any other had sought to sympathize wljh the Boers. In this present crisis Lord Kit- chener had proved to be the'only man who had been able to oppose Gorman cltcie-ncy with British efficiency, ;'to even show a supe'rior He quoted the glowing tributes of. Kins George and Premier Asquith, when the King had said that it was largely due lo Kitchener that the vast armies representing Britain had been gathered together, and when.Asquith had said that .no other man could have summoned so vast an army to- gether so quickly and with such effic- iency "We are justified, said Mr. Cobbledick, "in considering Lord Kitchener as the victory, for that great army, of Brit- ain, once only 550.000, within -22 riionths brought to five million, will not stop now until its great task is .accomplished." "Though Kitchener' was a great mil- nary Mr. Cobbledick paid trib- ute-to him M being greatest ex- ecutive officer. Therempire'rejolced that he was sparedJ until his 'task in this war had been practically accom- plished He had given-io Britain _au array of victory. I ON FAGHB-tHRBlJi, ;