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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA TUKSUAY. JUNE 20, 1916 NUMBER 161 EXPECT WILSON'S NOTE TO MEXICO WILL QUICKLY RESULT IN WAR Austrians Must Make Stand or Whole Line From North to South Must Give Close to Lemberg Petrograd, via London, June With an average Austrian retirement of 25 miles over the entire Volhynlan and Galiciau front, except in the Im- mediate region of Tarnopol, with the Russian seizure of Czamowitz and the flight of the southern Austrian army toward the Carpathians and with tiio Russians closing in upon Lcmborg from two directions operations on the south western front have reached the crucial point where, it is believed here Austrian armies must either make a final stand or by their further retreat: ultimately compel tho general retirement of the German army from positions which they have hold against the Russians for nearly months. Such a stand in the unan- imous opinion of military observers here will he impossible, as separated Austrian armies are unable to com- municate with each other and all available troops and reserves having been called up, quick rehabilitation of the crippled armies of the Austrians is manifestly unlikely. Prevailing confidence in the speedy consummation of a Russian triumph over Austria is reflected in all cont- inents of the newspapers. The Petro- grad Gazette says: "The thought we have all lived with wince the a final victory over is at hand. Soo'u the last notes of tho Swan Sont; of the dual monarchy will be heard." The Austrians are concentrating their forces 'in an attempt to ward off the Russian advance'on Lemberg, but according to the latest dispatches Hie Russian troops, pressing along the Dubno-Lcmberg railway with Kadzivi- loff well in their rear, are close upon the Galician frontier town of IJ'rody, which is nearly half wny to Lemberg. The other Russian advance on Lem- berg is being directed from a point north of Buczacz toward Pnlicz, from which latter town the road to Lem- berg is an easy one and almost unfort- ified. The effect of the advance of two lines is to place Uie Aus- Opposing Forces Face Each Other Ready for Any Emergencies Wasliington, June United Slates note flatly rejecting General Carransia'B demand for the withdraw- al of LT. S. troops from Mexico and rebuking the Carranza government for the discourteous tone and temper of its last comiminicHiion, was hand- ed today to Elizeo Arredeudo. .Mexi- can ambassador designate. Whether result will mean war depends on 'the Mexicans and Gen. Carranza is so informed. Citizens ol both nations apparently are preparing for it. Op- posing military forces are facing each other in' t-he border rugion. Mobili-. Station of the national guard in every [state was being rushed loday. Gen-j eral Carranza in another speech at i (Mexico City, however, has expressed i hope that hostilities will be averted. Whose Liberal administration has j yv'ill Not Withdraw Troops controlled the destinies of the pro- j Long continued outrages against vince by the sea for 20 years, and Americans and their property both in who is facing the people in a general j Mexico and on American soil are re- ejection todav. GENERAL CARRANZA Defacto president of Mexico, whose trim centre near Tarnopol, an extend- Present Fight a Hot ed' position, in great danger and an Austrian collapse is considered here imminent by military observers. Claim Russian Check Berlin, via London. June man ,troops have broken the resist-1 viewed in the note and warning given j defiant attitude toward United States that troops will kept in -Mexico ua- jmay lead to war, jtil such time as the ileiucto govern-j_______________ [ment performs its duty, by pursuing] the bandits who ought to be arrested j [and punished by the .Mexican govern-1 meut. It concludes with the state- 'ment that if the defacto government i continues to ignore this obligation j 'and carries, out its threat to tie fend its territory by an appeal to arms (against the United States troops, the jgravest consequences will follow. ill- "while" thin' government would erals Have Governed For ;M Years deeply regret sucli a says the j note, "it cannot recede from its set- tied determination to maintain its na- i tioual rights, to perform its full duty I In preventing further invasions of the Ottawa, June The provincial territory of the United States, and In of 'the "Russians at various points I elections in Xova Scotia today are ex- removing the peril which the northwest of Lutsk, and arc fighting their way forward, the'war office nonnced today. Senator Landry and Henri Bou- rassa Cheered at Montreal In Bilingual Speech Montreal, June Bilingualism was last night proved a subject interesting enough in this city for about .five thousand persona to stand in the rain in LaFontaine nark and applaud Sena- tor Landry and Ifenri Bourassa in warm speeches, on behalf of the French-Canadian minority In Ontario. The senator was presented with an address from the St. Jean CHAPLAIN WITH THE 13TH O. M. R. Medicine Hat, June .T. 0. Watts goes with the 13th 0. M. .chaplain. Mr. W. E. Hay made this announce- ment tit the close of tho morn- ingr in. Westminster church yesterday, Mr. Watts will he absent'from his charge for at least sis mouths. citing considerable interest in Ottawa, j borne Xov.i Scotia'is the home province of Prime Burden, and this is the lirst general election since the federal government underwent a change. They take their politics very 'seriously down by the sea, and the fact that practically every M. P. has been on the stump- indicates that though the fight is more'essentially on" provincial issues, some Dominion af- fairs have not. been wholly'excluded. The Liberal government has been cans along the international boundary ii'-r with patience and Well-Known Man io Visit Here and Lecture on Wheat Problem1 Optimistic on the British Front That Struggle Will End This Better Equipped Than Ever London, .June Times military correspondent in France wiles lliul Hie opinion on Hie British front is most op- timistic thill the war will he brought lo a successful conclusion during Hie year lillC. This feeling of optimism, he says, is bused largely on the following factors: Continually increasing quantities of munitions on the. en- tente front; the extraordinary success of the Russian armies; the arresting of Ihe Austrian offensive in Trenlino; the silenc- ing of the German fleet through the sea bailie off Jutland; tbc exhaustion of the German reserve as indicated by the catling up of 17-year-old youths, and the use of prisoners in German muni- lion factories. "The task before Ihe correspondent adds, "remfiins a hard one. bill conditions are favorable to us and it only remains for generalship and hard lighting io lake advantage of them." IN ML OF KELLY Winnipeg, June W. Hor- wood, formerly provincial architect for Manitoba and now market garden- spent this morning in the box as j lfce of tho begin- ning of the work on the parliament buildings and the construction of cais- sons was extremely familiar, having been told in great detail "already be- fore the Mathers royal commission and at the preliminary trial ex- ministers. TWO BRITISHERS London, June British steamer Gafsa, of 3922 tons, and Sar- dinia, of, 450 tons, have been sunk, Ac- cording to reports to Lloyds. bouquet of roses. "I Senator Landry, referring to his resignation of the speakership in the Senate, because'of his bilingual prin- ciples, spoke of Sir Augnste Keal Angers as'having declined a judgeship of the supreme court "so that no one would be able to say he had sold him- self and sacrffteed his _ principles." Senator Landry said that If the de- cision of the privy council on Regu- lation No. 17 of the Ontario school laws should be against the French- Canadians, they would conquer On- tario by thoir natural growth. As an instance of how this might he accom- senator told having met four French-Canadians in Kssex with 70 children and, he said, this would go on "until we have conquered the sis- ter province." In submitting their case to the privy council, the senator said, they were going before judges "who do not ad- minister justice with a shovel as do the judges of the superior race in tho province Ontario." Bourassa urged liberal subscrip- tions toward meeting the expense of lighting for the-rights of French-Ca- imdlan. school children in Ontario. He suggested that the, Gouin government contribute toward the fund, Senator Belcpurt was to have been present hut of-the fact that year of the record-breaking 1015 crop, From many points come reports of re- markable growth of the gi'ain-follow- ing the heavy rains and the recent warm weather. The weather condi- tions continue to be most ideal, an Intermittent day or two of rain, with succeeding week of warm sunshine. In most cases the wheat is covcrin, the ground, and in places i; from 16 Inches to two.feet in height. The following are some of the re ports received: CARMANGAY Carmangay, June warm weather of the past few days has he, is. going to represent tho French- Canadians in favor of bilingualism in England, lie did not deem it wise to address the gathering. SERGT.MM Sergt. W. of Lethbridge, who was announced in the Herald last week as lining wounded, accord- ing to news received in the city, been the military medal for gal- lantry. It is understood that Hergt. was .conspicuous for his brav- in nfdinff wounded men under fire. buildings contractor, on the charges of theft, conspiracy and false pre- tenses. Pie was examined by R. A. Bonnar, K.C., chief of the crown counsel, and even though there will be no cross- examination by the he is ex- j pected to he on tho stand for a day or two. air. Horwood's story 134 years in office and the Murray cab' "J'linet has directed the affairs for 20 of that time. Reports here in- dicate that the fight has been exceed- ingly bitter with both sides claiming a victory, and the result jnuch. in doubt. Contests are occurring in all of the 43 constituencies Vf Nova Scotia as Liberal and Conservative candidates have been nominated in each, while independent, candidates have appeared in Pictou and Cumberland. Soldier M. P. Arrested Sydney, X. S., June the eve of tile Nova Scotia provincial elections W. P. Carroll, M.P. for Cape .Breton South, was placed under arrest by order of the militia authorities on the charge 6't being absent from duty without leave. Carroll is a private iii the'185th Nova Scotia Highlanders, and left the camp at Aldershot with- out leave. A guard was dispatched to Sydney where he was apprehended. Arrangements are about completed for the lecture to be given in the V. M. C. A. auditorium on Thursday evening of this week by Hanford I tivnns, on the wheat problem of Can- A banquet is to be tendered him i under the auspices of the Women's iChib, to be held at six thirty o'clock in the evening, and to which tickets! hpard I may be procured from the hpard of LjlUraile offices. The tickets will also F! !J admit to the lecture. Those ivho More German Attacks Fail The first big wool shipment of the year is being made today from the Conrad shearing plant when pounds are being loaded out for to the eastern markets. It ia likely the wool will find its way to Boston, the great American It is understood the owners have not made a sale of the shipment but will do so either while the wool is in trans- it or after it goes into store in the GERMAN 1917 CLASS FIGHTING AT VERDUN Paris, June official state- ment issued today says: "We have, identified by prisoners taken two fresh divisions on our Ver- dun- front, the proportion of men be- longing to the lltlfi class brought up as rein for cements by the Germans has increased considerably. We are able to ascertain the presence of young soldiers belonging to the 1917 class." wish to attend the lecture itself S o'clock may do so without charge, j iU'r. Evans who is one of Canada's foremost economic students, will deal with the wheat problem in connection with marketing and transportation. It is expected that a large number of farmers will. attend, the lecture- The arrangements for the affair are in the hands of the entertainment com- mittee of the board of trade. Paris, June German attacks made last night on the French positions northwest of Hill 321 were repulsed by the fire of the French machine ing to an official statement-issued today by the war office. The Ger- mans are heavily bombarding the French positions in the hood of Vaux, Chapitre and Chat- tahcourt. HAVE EM TO DATE MAJOR GAULT LOSES LEG Montreal, June Hamilton Gault, of Montreal, who was wounded severely Hooge, in the recent fighting had a leg amputated. Word of the successful completion of the operation was received loday. He withstood the strain of the operation well, the cable said. ._ A SPANIARD SUNK London, Juno Spanish (teamer Mendibil Jlendi has been sunk according-to a-faloyd's dispatch. The steamer was of 4051 tons gross. The crew were saved. Athens. June riots are reported at Patras, Aigina, Malias and Agrmion. The Greek general staff has been to demobilize three army corps in Macedonia owing to the hold- ing up of ships which had been requi- sitioned for their passage home, by the blockade. Some Piraeus shippers lodged protests today at the embassies of the allies against'the continuance of blockade and others have dis- charged their crews. TRAFEIC BLOCKED BY BIG FLOODS Flood conditions are threatening more seriously in the south country although no alarming reports -have yet been received. This morning's .train. No. 514 was unable to set through, it being told up near Fernie. The result was that extra equipment and crews had to be hustled out by" the C. P. R. The Coutts train went south this morning with a string of antK ciliated equipment, but so far {his division seems to have come oft lucky. About the only place any dan- ger is Okotoks 'where Sheep Creek .is on the rampage, but a lot of stone- work had been done on the plages during the winter and the water will have to rise a long way yet before there is any danger. ]t is stated that west of Crow's Nrest 300 feet of track are washed out in one place- River Here Rising Reports from the power station al noon were that the river had risen several inches during the night, the yet, but that it would have to rise four or live feet yet before the power plant would 'be threatened. The continued -warm heavy rajus. FERNIEvIN'TROUBLE Fernie, B. C. June to hopeful expectations the Elk river'has kept on rising', today and has added another foot .to" the floods which now spreading over most of west iiie and the" Fernie-amiex. The I'ivert jl. has swept over its banks id so places and is changing its course erratically. that the danger is very i much increased. At Hosmer the Great Warm Weather After Rains is Causing Rapid Growth of Crops Prospects are bright in the Leth- bridge district for a .repetition' this and now that the weather has warmed up the growth of all crops is very weak however, indicate that grea: volume; of water may. he expected from the j mountains shortly. The snow coudi- i in the mountains west of Leth- hrldge are more favorable to flood conditions now Mian in. 1908 when three weeks heavy rain was respon- sible for the floods. Tt that time water in the river here rose 1.1 feet six inches in five days from June 4, tu June 0.-N H flooded the lower galleries of the power sta- Northern bridge approach lias been i, swept away by a change in the cur- r rent and a similar change is sweeping (CONTINUED ON'PAGE THREE) POPE BANS DANCING IN CONN EOT ION WITH CHURCH. A ban has been placed on dancing among Catholics and instructions to this effect will likely, be read in different churches of the Roman Catho- lic denomination at aii early date. An edict from. Rome- says that parish halls' cannot be longer used for balls and adds: "We order also .that priests will take care to remove entirely that abuse in which en- tertainments and balls are held for the purpose of prppiotHig its.1' The circulai published this week in the Catholic Registei This Province Stands Well To Front In Percentage of Enlistments Ottav.-a; Juno to June .loth, men liad joined the colors in Canada. The rurtiiight preceding this date 254 enlisted in the London dis trict, 1602 in Toronto, 555 in Ottawit and Kingston, 561 in Montreal, 124 .in Quebec, 352 in the maiitirae ijrown ces, 1300 in Manitoba .and Saskatche- wan, COO in British Columbia, and GOT in Alberta. The total enlistments divisionally to date are: No. 1, No. 2, Toronto, (one unit to hear No. 3, Kingston and Ottawa, No. 4, Montreal, No. 5, Quebec, 652G; No. 6, maritime pro- vinces, No. 10, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, No. 11, British, Columbia, No, 13, Alberta, SO, 764. Enlistments in April were 2S9: in May in June HI 14 marked. TABER Tabor, .Tune lit. Crop prospects in this district were never brighter. Tli ore has been, more than the usual amount of rain, and the recent warm weather has caused a remarkable growth. The wheat acreage is not as large this year, but the acreage in oats is larger. BOW ISLAND How Island, June 17. Your corre- spondent made a trip in the district adjacent lo Bow Island for the pur-. pose of viowfug the crops, and finds that the grain of kinds Is grow- brought the crops along very fast-.-ami fluo and the continued warm wea- it is the opinion of many farmers tliat I'her has had a great influence upon the (grain will soon ue up to lust jit- Several fields are fully eight year's growth. Spring-wheat is now -j inches high ami of flue color, while between six and eight inches high.jail the grain covers the ground, anil In addition lo taking a good strong the prospect'Cor another 1915 crop root during the cool wet weather, the Jooms "P cach grain well (CONTINUED OS I'AOS tion putting both the power plant and the pumping station out of busi- ness on Monday, June 8th. On that day the Herald was unable lo publish owing to the lack of electric power. Both Sides Hotly Contesting Two Percent Beer Case in Court Errery iuch.oE-the is being hot-1, and laid the information. The defense OFFICERS' LOSSES 101420 Ottawa, June additional offi- cers' casualty list containing' 24 names received today-by the Department, of Militia. The wounded mentioned i in the lists today include Major K. C. Bedson, Vancouver B. C, and Captain R. McDonald, Toronto. Montreal; j Toronto, Winnipeg, pnd Vancouv e.i figure most prominently in the Hist which brings the casualties amongst bracers since June 2, when the Cerm t ans attacked the positions, up to I The list is as follows On .lune 13 or A. -R. McDonald, Toronto. June 17: A. B. Mur- ray, C.F.A. B. J. Hipwell, C. F A Mnjm L R Laflech, Montreal Major L. J. B. Rosseau, Montreal, Capt. B. H. T. MacKenzie, .Montreal Lieut. K. L. Weaver. Montreal: Capt A. McMillan, St. John; Capt. H. ly contested by hoth sides in the fight over the sulei-of two per cent'beer now being heard .in District Cpurt before ilia .Honor Judgo Jaekson in The water rose over the deck of the I tho appeal cases against A. M. Pack- traffic .bridge, drove all people out of! ard of the Arlington Hotel and Qeo the houses on the river bottom, tore down telegraph and telephone Irans- niissiqn lines and disrupted Anton of ..the Commercial Cafe. These cases were, dismissed hi May by Supt. Pennefather at-lhe ilonhted Police in the river here rose 14 Inches. all sorts of traffic. In one hour on hanacks and the uopeul nas blought th'e evening of June Sth the watej' bj Hie attorney general b department It is generally'coriceded on both sides that the ap.peal; is-npt so much to deal with tho two themselves as to settle the status of non-intoxicat- 111J4'ing or two per cent beer under the MARKETS July .wheat October wheat July flax Act, 45% 156 Goo. E. A. Rice and S. J. Shepherd are conducting [lie prosecution for the department .while, J. ,N. Ritchie assisted bi Mr of Calgary are (8 acting fof the defense' Only two wit 49 nesses wore called for the prosecution Precipitation ___'..........zzlthese being Detectives Hosketfi and Cool with local who drank the contentious fluid Low has called about fifteen witnesses al- ready to prove that it would be impos aible to get intoxicated on the two- per cent which the witnesses for the 'prosecution stated made '.them feel 'slightly intoxicated. Amonc the important witnesses called this 'morning Di Andiows, expert chemist for the province' ,of Saskatchewan whose exiierien with Scarbifield, St. John; .Ward, St. John; Lient, Divisional Pioneers. June 1 ii; Lieut J W N. C. Sawers, D. G Forbes, Vancouver, U. C., .and Win- nipeg; 'Lieut. Q. F.'Gibson, Vancouver, BC, and Winnipeg Capt M W A MacNaughton CTA Lieut D A Bwan -Montreal Lieut I B March, St Tohn Lieut Anderson C P Wounded slightly and at two per cent and other beers Has been K c Bedson Vancoui er Captain .C, le. He states that liquor contain- p." o'Grady. ing under one per cent of.'alcp.ho] volume cannot intoxicate, the amoi consumable being too >1 by d Smith, Vancouver, B ount A Ran Vancomer, BC Vancouver, Capt G B C Lieut Er to jiro duce any effect. He states that some where between one and four per the product becomes intoxicating..Ono per cent alcohol by volume means about two per cent proof spirits Un der the Alberta r.ct, liquor containing 2 1-2 per cunt or more proof spirits is deemed to .be intoxicating without further proof than an analysis lo that effect. (CONTINUED OS PAOB 3) Missing Lieut C McLennan, Vancouver. B.C., and Winnipeg. Now reported killed Lieut g1. W. Bell. Winnipeg. Wounded and at Lieut J W, Stagg Central, Ont In the of 16th June, Lieut Qearmouth 2nd battalion should Lieut K Learmouth Lfout miuisit In wire ol June S, now killed. ;