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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 'WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1916 NUMBER 162 BLOCKADE HAVING ITS EFFECT ON THE CENTRAL POWERS BIG DAMAGE BY FLOODS-GREEK CABINET FORCED TO RESIGN FLOODS DO MANY- THOUSANDS IN DAMAGE IN CROW'S NEST PASS rivers in Southern Al-1 noon the St. -Marys river was 111 feet r A largo number of passengers west- jibove normal ami still riding. At bound, arc marooned in Cranbrouk. continue high Hi ....in floods does not appear to threat- en just yet. Reports from the C.I'.H. branch here show that the only about, four river Wyclilfo the Htaple.s Lumber Co. is experiencing trouble where several houses are already under water. the It is thought traffic will resinned in Luckily today the wea- winch will permit the a few days. ther Is cool water receding and allowing the re- Food Very Scarce in Both Austria and Germany and People Grow Discontented London, Juno Evidences of in- creasing economic pressure in Germ- any and Austria due to the allies' blockade, comes from various sources. The Daily Telegraph, Rotterdam cor- respondent says: "The Berlin meat ration for the week is o-mceK a head as com- pared with ounces last week. Official explanation is -the number of caUle for disposal will be smaller this week than last but the 'truth is that in the latter period very many peo- ple were unable to obtalu the quan- tity to which their meat cards en- titled tiiein. "Shortage of potatoes continues. The raiicn allotted for the of June 1- to 23 was five pounds per but authorities now admit the Kaiser Goes To Verdun Front i London, June 21. The Ger- man emperor has left Berlin for the Verdun front, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Daily Mail. CE mi in H. A j nt Tochty being submersed, a mile of 'ading j track covered with six feet of yards of track and road-bed has been completely .carried away. This morning the provincial government bridge spanning the Kootenay at St. On the Kcotenay Central feet higher tluin normal, the increase Windermei'e country, three bridges j pair gangs to get to work. Tliejoss in the volume 01" water not being f have gone out and tho roadbed across 10 the C. I'. R. will be well over a very great as yet the canal flats has been obliterated, i hundred thousand dollars, white tho So I'ar I hero has been no hint of Property loss in this district will government, bridges will approximate trouble on this division of the C.P.K. be exceedingly heavy. Train No. fill! two hundred thousand. but bridge crews art: being rushed wjiicti left Cranbrook at noon yester-j West Fernie Threatened west to help in the Cranbrook divi- j day returned to'the city at six o'clock' sion where the floods have washed last night owing to tlie C. P. K. tracks out the track in several places. steam shovel is busy at Frank _..........._ Illls __....... rock, which is being rushed to Ward-j water. At Wardrop the most serious that part of town. The ri rnp, east of I-Y'rme, where the Elk diiliculty has been encountered where an abrupt turn River has done so much damage. Trains in the mountains are run- ning only on a temporary schedule. From here they run as far west as possible and make the transfer. j Big Damage at Cranbrook j Cranbrook, B. C., .June j Kuolenay IK experiencing the great- e-st floods iu twenty years. Every- intesion costing was j m.iny Pro' away and swept down the So Says German Paper, Clmrn.s'Hnn Conscience IS Clear Now where in the district damage is being wrought from high water. Last j great boul iiight :t severe electric storm accom- [n the mad pained by n downpour of rain greatly aggravated the situation, resulting in the tying up of a number of mills and .ihc closing of the Siillivan mine at Kimbcrlcy. At Hie latter place the Eugene carried river. C. P. K. officials arc working day and night to cone with the situation but their efforts are almost futile. The Fernie, B. C., June Fernie last night the possibility be-1 came apparent of the Elk river chang-: course and sweeping through j makes West Fernie on which the breakwater, now apparently weakening, alone holds j back a quantity of water Eiufficicnt to j flood the whole 1 locality to a depth 01 j ivincial police visited WEDDING RING OF LEAD BULLET London, June Uor- othy Wiilpole, daughter of the Earl of Oxford, who is going to marry Captain Arthur Mills, is having her wedding ring made, not of gold, but of lead, from a piece of shrapnel which hit Capt. Mills in the fool, perman- ently crippling him. I A o Ar Prevents Success Hun' Infantry At- Guns Work at Verdun rivers are a seething mass carry West Kernie and notified all residents j- of the impending danger., in the; vicinity of the Elk Lumber company's i j Si mill many acres are submerged. 17 In an effort to create a larger chan-iLil boulders weighing I onward rush. tons Man Had Narrow Escape No kiss of life is reported although i Andy Miller narrowly escaped drown- ing Sunday afternoon when a bridge available supplies are not adequate to this allowance and announce that those unable to obtain potatoes may .claim extra (luantity of bread." The Morning Post's Amsterdam cor- by the seething waters of the St. j f Marys and tonpled into the lake yes- tcrday morning, nc-cessitaiing the London, June Berliner j closing down of tlie plant a-ntl the Tageblatt in a recent issue sets forth j throwing out of employment of over a new theory in regard to the ententes two hundred men. Yesterday after- house and condenser of the across Cherry Creek near the Consolidated Minhig Co., mammoth Woods ranch, went out. Mr. Miller concrete structures, were undermined was leading a team of horses across respondent says: "Iu several German ,_ towns the price of milk has agaia in- aaya: creased. At Leipsic and other towns con. in Saxony, there is almost a total dparth oE'potatoes, the situation being even worse than in Berlin. Iu Sa'x- refusal to discuss peace on the basis when they became unmanageable re- nel and release large bodies of water] from that locality, the company dyna-j mited their mill pond, but this made I no noticeable difference. The Elk Lumber company bridge said to be hopelessly doomed and upts to save it were aban- doned. Subsiding-at Fernie Fernie, B. C., the first time in a week (he IS Ik river rcgis- BIG SWEEP suitinsr being drowned.! tf.te.il a .in its level today, and Premier Murray and Party Re- Mr. Miller was thrown in the madly rushing .waters and carried dosvn stream a distance tv three-tjuariers of a mile. now lower by eight inches than! when at Its highest point. AH trains j on both railways are blocked and no (CONTINUED OX P.HJB ii) turned With Majority of 30 Seats to 13 Paris, June violent at- Uick on the French positions northwest of Rheims wus'madc hy Hie Geniuins last night at Hill 108 and in the direction of BeiTyaubac, according to an pf- iticial statement issued by the 'war otlicc today. The attack (was repulsed by French artillery fire. The Germans exploded two. mines before launching their in- fantry against the French tren- ches. Their repulse was due, the statement says, to the effective- ness of the French screen fire. Tn the Verdun sector no infan- try action was reported but mu- tual bombardment was main- of the German terms. The Tageblatt 'So far as we are coucernei .science Is We have repeatedly made offers of peace U pur enemies. They have been ohstin ately refused by. Franco particular, j others merely following suit. The i cited and discontent is universally in- Tne fact is that Franco the flora-, i creasing. At Leinslc only three inating power in the enten'te; the head per aoul of rcsjgtence. .AVe must! pounds oC potatoes an veok for each person." therefore' lie at France, first of all j and finally that done, our hands will j be free to. deal with ti-ngland, for j there can be no end to. the struggle i until tlie soul of England herself is j saturated in the life-blood of her peo- pie." Strong Action Planned in Wife of Late Matthew Maclean Seeks Case To Be Heard Macleod, June suit of Mrs. Maclean, widow of Matthew C. Mac- lean, the late customs officer at Ma- cleod, for damages against yie C. P. R., was commenced today before Mr. Justice Ives and a jury consisting of A. Grey. -Geo., Ferries oC Nanton, ]i. A. Hopkins S. Oats of Stavely, and H. E: IJyde and W. A. Ross of Pinclier Creek. O. M. Blggar K.V. of Edmonton, is appearing counsel Wm. Aldridge, FlrsfDiscpverer uf Oil, Is in South 28 Years Canlston, June Crops are gro.w- ing rapidly. They are not quite as far advanced "as last year, but the plants are healthy and strong and are doing HS well as could be desired. Farmers Nearly Two Million Men of Military Age London, June eorre- jspondent of Ihc Daily Telegraph at Paris cables: "I have direct iiuLhorily for saying that very stern and strong measures arc to be taken almost at once by the Allies in Greece. It is not advisable yel to specify what of 18 and. 45 in Canada j these measures will be, but they armies in the United Kingdom, .eulo- j Annap Ottawa, June Interesitn; article on 'the number of males bi tween the age is contained in the last issue of the census and statistics monthly issued by the census jind statistician officer of the department of Trade anil Com- merce. The table shows that in the census of 1S11 there were enumerated 1, 070 men of available military agb, whom were Canadian boni.jdcr allied, pressure. born and for-' GOIOFHI Former Commander. Wanted Secretary of War to Take Him Jparativcly high. London, June Marshal I The following is Viscount commander of the jcessful candidates: Halifax, June Liberals were tamed during the night, returned to power in the Nova Scotia legislature today. The party" of Hon. G. H. Murray, who has held .tlitj pre- miership for 20 years, was the reins of government, with'an in: creased representation. Thirty Liberals .and .13 Conser- vatives were elected for the 43 con- iStituencies in the Hon.r'C; Tanner leader of the Con- jservative opposition, was defeated, the all three seats j that county. In the last house, which j 'was made up of 3S members, there were 25 Liberals. Premier Murray land all the members .of, his gqverri- Iment were re-elected, the Liberal ma- jority in some instances being corn- IOWCAREOF a list of the snc- 0. T. Daniels and will be adequate, and should t he I Sized lormer cmei, i-iem jiarsnai i Chisholm and Greek government not comply, Earl in the house of lords Trotter, Liberals. j r i Tuesday Utter-the Marquis of'Lans-j Cape A Cameron Cabinet.Resigns sign born; "While these figures represent, con- ditions existing on June 1, says the article, "yet. because of the heavy i London, June 21. The entire i Greek cabinet has resigned un- King Con- former Pre- s ta n I ihe received mier Zaiinis today and discus- sed .with him the formnlion of claim they never saw better' growth (British immigration in 1312-13-14, asja new than there is at present; The weather continues showery. The funeral services of Wm. Ald- 1 with G., A, Walker, solicitor ridge, who passed away on lor the C. P. and Colin Macleod for the plaintiff. ,0n the opening of! the case Mr. applied to the were: Judge to strike out the defence on the ground that employees of the defend- ant railway company had not appear- ed for examination previous to tho were held this morning at the Stake dial, after having been served by him with a notice and paid the amount conduct, money required for that pur- pose. Mr. Biggar answered that the service of notice to appear had been irregular and the judge refused the application. Tlie first witness was Sergt. Piper the mounted police. He deposed to the finding of Maclean's body, mangled and. rolled up in a ball in his "fur coat, and the, evidences of the. track showed that the body hail been dragged beneath tlie train a distance of about 85 feet. The lights on the platform were dull, and of the three electric lamps near where the de- ceased was struck, one was not alight and a persqn could only.see about 40 feet., The deceased had been struck and killed by the sleeping car which was being shunted down tho main liufl in front- of the station, the engine following the car. John L. Scott said he had seen I.hn deceased standing about mid-way be- tween the two lights above spoken of, nt the time when the shunting engine took'Hie "sleeper" from the Calgary; train to switch on to tho main line, and he was riding ton the lower step of the car as it backed clown the main, lino He sitt the deceased lying; -iciosl tho tails about 12 01 lr feet, before the car struck him. The car was running then about S or 10 mites an horn Ho rlgmllcd tho engineer to stop The sleepci Pres. Thos. Ducer Patriarch H. L Hinman. Elder W. K. Pitcher and Bishop Wm Duce. Tho music selec- tions were furnished by tho staffe, choir. The deceased was a pioneer }Prince Edward. Nova Scotia New Mrunswick Quebec we'! as the tendency of young coun- tries to maintain a high birth rate.' they also show fairly well the num- bers from whfc'h eligibles for military service may now." be expected." Statistics of the provinces arc as follows: Can. Brit. For'n. Province Born (i4.1SS Brit. Born Born 157 15Dj 2.371 2.151 of Cardsfoii, coming to Alberta from Garden City, Utah, 2S years ago. Ho located in the mountains to the west, and was tbe first discoverer of oil'-in Alberta. This oil was said to be. su- perior to neatsfoot oil and was much in demand among the earlier settlers. Later on as development continued, "Uncle William" :is he was familiarly and wide, disposed of his oil rights 'to a Vancouver firm. Since then he has lived in Cardston 'and a _ _ rt few years ago purchased the New Pal- Quebec 3fl0.8_87; Ontario Sas- 106.997 J Manitoba 33.0SS j Saskatchewan Alberta...... 31.954 British'Col. The total for province is: Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia ilS.403; New Brunswick downe had spoken of the great loss the country had suffered in the death of the war secretary. Referring to the time when he was in command of the British forces on the continent, Field Marshal French said Earl Kit- chener never had spared any effort to supply all his demands. There had been many difficulties in providing men and materials, In view of the un- expected magnitude of the demands, but Karl Kitchener had faced these problems with characteristic determ- ination and endurance. The .debt which Britain owed to Earl Kitchener, he continued, was ex- pressed iu the. maiijfpld armies which were tleferiSing theV British interests m all parts of the world. After'speaking of.Earl Kitcheners work in South Africa; Viscount French said: "When I: reason to be- lieve I would be chosen for the chief i command at the outbreak of the pros- 'ent war. I "went to Earl Kitchener early one nioruing and urged him to take my place and that 1 should ac- company litm, although he at that D. J. Hartipan, D. C. McDonald, Liberals, and John C. Douglas, Conservative. Stanfield and R. H. Kennedy, Conservatives L. Ralston and R. S. Carter, Liberals, and D'. "A: Morri Conservative W. B. Warner. Liberals W. Comeaii and H. C. Ellis, Liberals G. Tory and Hon. J. F. Bould, R.. E. Finn, G. E. Paukner and John Connolly Liberals; Hector JVIclnnia, Conserva live. W. Reid, Liberal; Albert Parsons, Conservative. Liberals. H. H. Wickwire, Lib- eral; A. J. Kinsman, Conservative. J. Kinley, .Liberal; J. W. Margeson, Conservative. R. M. MacGregor. H. W J Stokes of Calgary will control j moment had no idea of taking over the the tv.u iuCnl nilef .liily 1st.! position of secretary of war, I could j Resides the Alexandra he will con- not prevail upon him to do this. j trcl the Lethbrldge hotel, having con-1 The nation, indeed, has suffered a ace moving picture theatre .and con- jkatchewan ducted same up to the present, time, j Alberta He was married twice and is the father of IS by the first eluded Sii arrangement to lease the property from the Henderson Estate who have repurchased the hotel from marriage and 15 by the second. He is survived by his wife'anil 15 children, the majority of whom .are 'grown up and residents of Alberta. Air. Aldridge was 73 years of.age last March and his death was due to dropsy, from which disease he was a sufferer for several years. Internment was made in the Canlston cemetery. 1SS.272. Manitoba u. E. Miebaoli. British Columbia I Mr. Stokes made the' announcement j yesterday while here to hear the judg- ment'in-the Packard and Anton ap- peal cases. Asked what he intend- ed to-Jdo with the bars of the'two Houses, he said he .would have to feel his way along and decide after .Inly 1st. If it is definitely established j that two per cent beer.may be -lie thinks likely that an experiment I will be .made with that bevernge along j with other soft drinks. A large num- ber of hotels are keep- ing their bai.i going on two per cent j Washington, June doing very wej) anrt no the u._. wm receive a fair trial in grievous loss. The i man is lo .clothe themselves in tiie spirit of determination and concen- tration of effort which characterized his long and valuable, career." H. McKay and R. H. Graham, Lib- erals. W. Smith, Liberal; W. L. Hall, Conservative. A. Lehlanc and John MaoDonald, Conservatives. R Ii in and Nickerson. Liberals G H e mominienf Vrmstron Agreed to Provide for Them If Architect Was Jailed Over Graft Deal Winnipeg, June resumption his trial this morning before .Mr- Justice Prendergast and a jury, Thos. Kelly read a statement recording his formal objection to the introduction of certain evidence. Hifi Lordship made note of the objection. No com- ment was made by the crown. V. W. Horwood, former provincial architect, spent all forenoon on witness stand and it will take the greater .part or all this afternoon's session clude his evidence Jlr Keltv laid wished to record his "objection to'.the admission of all evidence under the particulars filed, and particularly, to- any evidence ta-conspiracy; and to all leading questions and- to other inadmissible evidence." Much Horwoofl's evidence this morning dealt with his experiences and conversations duiing" the jSittings of the "public accounts committee shortl> before the resignation ot the Roblin government, and immediately. prior to Horwood's own depaiture for Rochester, Minn., to undergo an., op- eration. He quoted Kelly as saying, that he was 'going to protect his family, and If the walls of Stony Mountain came before him the would'come with him" f He quoted Dr R M Simpson as telling him that "things looked aer- lous' and he (Simpson) might have o get out of town himself.' Simpson said "they" would look after Hpr- wood's wife" if anything happened to. Horwood and mentioned MI fund of said the :Witaess. FiPEACE Alberta. sure ia ricfng tirought to bear upon j General Carranza by of European powers to prevent htm rroni forcing a break with the United States. Indirect reports reaching the state department today told of those, July wheat MARKETS cd ovor the body and attor dragging it (liRtanre rame to 136 feet beyond the body. itop about (CotiHNUlD ON I'iQF T) Lomlon. Juno Promiei AsquHh s- lolti tnc HPUGO of Commons Tuesday afternoon that he had no statement to efforts and said there was a possib- ility they would be successful. GERMAN AVIATORS ATTACK Berlin. Juno 20 (by wireless to Say- German air attack on Rns- G relative to the vacancy in'tholsian destroyers in tlie Gulf of Riga war ministry caused by Lord Kjtche nor's nnllmeiy 'death. reported in an admiralty statement under date of June 18, 110ft 107% July flax.................. 156 Octobir wheat July oiti High 65 Cool intl UnwttKd, London, June and Swiss reports describe food.riots which .took place in 'Aix La Chappelle and Munich nn Saturday. There were stiff fights with the police, who quelled the riot- ers after several charges! It is stated that the crowd demonstrating in Mu- nich clamored for peace, denouncing CASUALTIES FOR A WEEK London, June casualty lists for the past week contained the' names of.356 whom 82 were kill- ed and 7286 men, of whom 1646 were killed. Two Percent Beer Not Intoxicating the Finding of Judge Jackson If the ruling of His Honoi Judge they were slightly Intoticatod after Jackson holds in' the higher courts to which an appeal will liKelj be taken, two-per cent'-beer is not an.intoxicat- ing drink and its sale under the-new prohibition ast will be permissible That was the finding in the Packard- aatl Anton appeal cases in District Court yesterday Judge disailowe-cl the appeal from Supt Pen nefather's decision when