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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta July wheat October wheat. October cats 44% MrraW 44 Fair; no LBTHBRIDGB. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1S15 NUMBER 163 Evidence of Orderly Re treat of Czar's Forces in Other Quarters London, June dispatches report victory on the Dnelster, resulting in heavy loas- es In prisoners and munitions to the and partial confirmation is given this Inform- ation by the unofficial accounts of the stand made some days ago. Other evidence of the orderly retirement of the Is In the Austrian reports that the arm- ies of the cental empires captur- ed very few guns, the Russians having withdrawn their artillery previous to stubbornly-fought rear, guard actions. Canadian Losses Now Over Ottawa, Juno 23. Casualty lists Muring the past 34 hours have again hcen Tight, the number received being 37- These Ming Hie total Canadian casualties up to The number nf Canadians'killed is now .wounded total while aro topor'ted missing. O'LEARV DECORATED London, Juno 28.-Sergeant Michael OiLeary of tue Irish Guards, went to Buckingham Palace yesterday and received the congratulations of KmE George, who plnnod the Vic- torla Cross on the soldier's breast. O'Leary won tho Cross during the winter's campaign in Franco. Ottawa, June is said that Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, who is now !n England, has been negotiating lor and baa now succeeded lii effecting an arrangement for a very extensive set- tKwint o! time-expired soldiers oil Canadian farm lands at the end of the war, settlement to be carried on by the C. P. K. 'colonization depart- ment. Tbo 0. 1'. H. holds extensive lands, especially in Alberta, which require settlers, and such, an arrange- ment would bo an admirable one both for Canada, Great Britain and the Empire. Big Acreage on Miami Farm One of the most proWaDlr- conducted and scientifically opetated (arras in Boutn-T. Alberta in that of the Miami Farming Co. at Now Dayton m Om'gooa years this farm always has'ttumpor crop and In the Miami farm has a total ot 3920 acres in crop. 880 i more .than was in crop last year. Tho crop acreage ,8 divided as follows: Acres Boring wheat 2720 Oats winter R-iipiit 560 'Barley lvfu Mr Macdonaid that the grain Is all well nev- er lookod better. On the farm there are SB head or work horses, 48 head of co'.ts, GO head of cattle and 64 head of hogs. Mr. Macdonaid counts on the Miami farm producing- better this year than ever before in its history. 3 BRAVE CANUCKS GET V. C. London, June fewer than 28 pages of military honors were gazetted today, mostly for services in the field. Among the eight Victoria Crosses given, three go to Canadians: .Captain Francis Scrimlgcr of the Army Medical Service; the late Color- Sergeant Fred Hall of Winnipeg, 8th Canadian Battalion, and Lance-Corporal Fred Fisher, 13th Canadian Battalion. The awards were for extreme bravery in the neighborhood of Ypres. A SUCCESSFUL, RAID GERMANS CAPTURE LEMBERG Rome June 23. via Paris June has been conquered after a severe battle, according to an official report received from the headquarters of the army. The Galician capital fell before the advance of i capital of Galicial was occupied by the Km.sians on Septem- ber 2 1914, about one month after the outbreak of hostilities, in the course of the early Russian drive into It has therefore been in Russian control for over ten months. _ _ Wool Clip Brings Lewis Hatch, the local woolbuy- ers, appear to be doing most the buying-: of- this year's southern Al- berta wool crop so far. They hare purchased tho whole crop of Albert (treeni -whose, ranch is ten miles west faf Tabor.'- about pounds, 'fine quality, and brought 25c. R. C. Har- vey, of Kaymond, reports that lie lias sold his crop amounting to 000 pounds at an average price. Mr. Harvey oiaims a record in tho amount of. wool clipped off an individual sheep. Ho claims with a: straight face- that he obtained one fleece of 37 pounds. As the average fleece this year is about 8 or 8-poumb this is certainly1 remarkable. At say 25c. per pound this oiie animal will net its owner on its wool. It is under- stood that negotiations are under way for the purchase of other clips. Fernic, June to the young men in the hos- pital and an automobile lying some twenty feet below the road-bed at a sharp turn in the road from Ferme to Elko, and about four milts from Uated steering eear and other indi- cations of wreckage, is the result of an accident which happened to.Brme Hudson and James MoArty this morarag when they were returning to Elko after a visit to, Fernie In trying to negotiate a very sllort eurvn m the road where it swings around a shoulder of the mountain, a steep declivity on one side and a per pendioular nail on the car jumped out into space, came-down to earth and after turning over twice to a restful position about tweuty feet below where it jumped off. the trail Hudson, who was driving, seeing (that an accident was unavoidable, shouted to Me Uty to jump, which ho did with the result that he escaped with a badlj bruised and scratched Hudson unit vvilh the car and sus- tained a broken collar bono and a bad straining of the spine Both are in the hospital and Bonnell re- ports that both are doing well and that Hudson, though seriously hurt, soon be out again Taking these sharp curves upon the mountain" side at'a high rate of speed is thrilling but does not always stop, at pleasant thrills those thrills that 'come after are not always pleasant. at Taber Furnishes Surprises Taber, of a surprise was furnished the citizens iiero yesterday by the elfclion of David Ryan, Socialist, over K H 'Anderson, moiehant, to the school board to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of C C! Grofi, now of Lethbridge. The election of Mr 'Anderson, a widely popular business man who has been on the council several iirncs, was conceded, but the Socialist, Mr Itvan, defeated him by 25 votes. Mr. Kyan has been a can- didate for the school board on several occasions 'He will till Mr Grofi's un txpired. term ol a vcar and a half. Haying Starts in Raymond District Raymond, 'June start- ed in" this district this morning. The condition of the grains is 'exceKent and harvesting of these will be at least 10 days earlier this year. There are about acres of wheat in the district, with acres of oats .and a substantial area of bar- ley and flax. Are Prepared to Handle Big Crop Though the expectation is .for a bumper crop, the C.P.R. will be in a position to handle the .crops very comfortably, according to John Hal- stsafi, assistant general freight agent of the C: P. R., whose headquarters are at Galgaiy Mr Halstead is on an official visit, to the city today The celebration proposed for Leth- bridge on Dominion Day received a great impetus last night.when the. committee elected on Monday night met at the Board of Trane office to discuss plans. The different sub-com- mittees appointed tu look after the various departments of the celebra- tion were Transportation, Messrs. A B Stafford, and J. W. Nelson Children's- Sports, Dr. Marrs, con- vener, and the whole committee Saluting the Flag, Messrs. R. T. Brymner and E. F. Layton Bands, R T Brymner Finance, Women s Civic'Club; Publicity-, H. Nicholson; Flags and Decorations, Miss Baw- den. The program for the day has not yet been worked out in the minor details. but in general is as fol- lows At 1.30 at the exhibition building the program will commence by the sjfluting of the flag, after which Mayor Hardie will give a ten- minute patriotic address. Patriotic songs will be sung, led by music from the various bands, which it is hoped will bo in attendance. At 2 p.'m. the sports program will com- mence. Platform attractions will he provided in the intervals between the events. At four o'clock, the sports being over, the crowd will go back to the lake, vyhere the Aquatic club will pull oil its first regatta of the season. Bach child will be given an orange on his arrival at the lake, which should tend to make -every childish heart happy. The commissioners have agreed to" carry all the children to and from the grounds between, the -hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. The idea underlying the whole cele- bration is patriotism and it'is hbp'ed that everv citizen will turn 'out and bring the kiddies Coldwell Denies Stories Winnipeg, June 23. Stories told at Minneapolis by V. W Horvvood and William Salt were false, accord- ing to declarations by Hon. R. Coldwell; before the roy- al commission. Mr. Coldwell categor- ically denied every one ot the allega- tions made against him contained the evidence of Horwood and Salt He also repudiated parts of Elliot's evidence ulnch concerned himself There was never a time, the witness stated, when he talked to Horwood about raising money to keep Salt away." He.had never for that purpose, either with the as sistance of Hon. J. H. Howden. or Dr. Simpson. In former years, he did get small sums from'Dr. Simpson .which to settle party but he could not recall getting a centifrom him in 1915. Horwood, said -Mr. Cold- wc'll, never him that Hook had lost in Omaha; .nor urn lie know where the money .came from which Horwood gave Salt. Railways to be Responsible for Leakage of Flax By an order of the Board of Rail- way Commissioners -issued recently railwaj companies must accept all rc'sponsibilit) for leakages which oc- cur in connection with shipments of in bulk from the prairie prov- mcrs to Fort William, providing the consignee pajs a charge Ol J2 for lining the car in which iuch snip- ment is made with paper Since Oc tobrr J2, lIH.ithe CPU. lias ac ccpted shipments of flax in hulk at owner's risk oi Ir-akage The North west Oram Dealers' association com- plained ol this, with the result that the hoard has decided1 that if a ship- per asks for a, paper-lined ctft.and pays the extra charge ol S3 for th same, the C. P. II. must accept re sponsihility for leakage of the small and slippery grain. The new ruling ap- plies also to.the, C.N.It, and the G. T.P.' railways. Leo Franks Has Escaped Gallows i Atlanta, Ga., Juno H. Frank's death sentence was commut- cd'to life.imprisonment, today, by Gov Slaton Announcement of the governor's decision came several hours after Frank had been secretly', laken from the jail here and huined to the state prison farm at Millcdge- ville Frank was sentenced to be hanged here tomorrow for the mur- der of Mary I'hagan, in Apul, 1913, DUNKIRK SHELLED Paris, J.une shells more than 20 miles, the Germans again bombarded Dunkirk last night, killing sev- eral persons. ff Cart Liner With Wheat Is Torpedoed i London, June liner oft >Lpwestoft.; was tor- .pedoed .by-a-German submarine. Her skipper was able to beach her. The Tunisiania was bound from Montreal ,to Hull with tons of wheat. Her crew landed at Lowesloit. SCOII STRIKES Regina, June a confer- ence Tuesday with the temperance leaders of the province, the govern- ment decided to make its temperance legislation still more 'drastic. Late last night, Hon. J. A. Calder an- nounced that the new proposal was that "No liquor maybe kept or con- sumed alter June 30 in any hotel or of accommodation." This will preclude-either the proprietor or guests, whether permanent or tran- sient, from having liquor .on the ho- tel premises. Naval Yards Destroyed London, June message rscoived in Berlin from Chriat- ianla the navy yards and ar- senal at South Shields, on the northeast coast of England, were destroyed by the Zeppelin raid of-last week. The casualties are placed at 17 parsons killed and 40 injured. The official British account of the raid gave the number of dead at 16.. ff NEW COMMISSION "Winnipeg, -Man., June When tie Royal Commission met this morning. Chief Justice Mathers announced that it would not be proper for the present Commission to take up the Fullerton charges, in view of the fact that one of the Commissioners Was mentioned in the charges .as a witness. The Commission would recom- mend to the Attorney-General that a new' commission be ap- pointed to deal with the mat- ters brought up by Mr. Fuller- ton. GOVT. BULLETIN SHOWS A BIG INCREASE IN CROP AREA V government bulletin issued by the Alberta department- of agncul ture gives virj encouraging reports, of the crop conditions in the south. The bulletin says' in part Southern District After a very mild winter the spring opened carl; ith 'exceedingly favdr able crop conditions The condition of the ground, amount of moisture present, and other factors, formed al together vv hat as probablv the most optimistic outlook in a decade Earl} seeding was general, commencing about the first week in April, and being completed about May 20th, a start of nearly two weeks in 1914 seeding. The acreage, under crop in this qiiuiot indu-ates a large in- crease, in spite of the fact that a comparatively small amount of sum- mer fallow was available for spring crop. There is, however, abundant evidence that the summer fallow area in preparation for neit year will beat all records, and an even larger crop acreage is to be looked. for. The grain germinated very early, it is safe to say that -the crops are from ten days to two weeks earlier, not only .-in this district, but throughout the entire agricultural area'of the province. The general in- crease in acreage will :amount to 20 per cent, at least. Of all the infor- mation received, single town- ship reports adversely, there is no damage from frost or hail, except _a ,verv little to garden produce m one or two restricted areas Livestock and Dairying The outlook for livestock was nev- er better. .There is considerably less disease in evidence. than usual, and and no epidemics anywhere. In-the dairy industry there will be an increase in .production greater and more general interest has been manifested, and there is a gratifying response to. the advice and counsel of this .department. Estimate of Crop Area 19H 1915 Acres Aeres Spring wheat Winter Oatb Barley Flax Rye Spelti wheat Acres Estimated crop area, 1915 Final crop area, 1914 Increase EARL BRA8SEY, AGED 79.. GOES TO DARDANELLES Brassey, the veteran owner of the famous yacht Sunbeam, who joined the Royal Naval Division at the outbreak of.the war, is under orders to proceed to the Dardanelles who is 79 years ot age is a well-known author on naval questions, and the compiler of navj statistics. _. SEVEN DROWNED 'Atlantic1 City, ed -by a huge waveband carried into deep water by a treacherous undertow, seven bathers, including prominent members of the Philaflflphla mer colony, were drowned in the surf here' Lifeguards say a storm caused a gujly between a sand I bar 100 virdi out and the beach -Paris, German soldiers and two women were killed, and persons were wounded in the recent bombardment of the German military aerodrome at Kverc, near Ghent, by British air- men. Hugh Evans, fire boss of the Leth- briilge Collieries' mine at Coalhurst, was seriously hurt and ten other men badly shaken up, as the result of the cage in the mine cropping to the bot- tom too last. An engineer who was new to the work of handling the cage was responsible for the accident. Two men escaped injury altogether, and went to work, while the other ten men went home with slight injuries. Mr. Evans sustained a dislocated knee and other injuries and was tak- en to the Diamond City hospital, where he is progressing. Imperial Valley Has Five Killed and Heavy Prop- erty Loss Elecontro, Cal., June earthquake shook up the Imperial valley of California last night, killed five persons, caused dam- age estimated at in the valley's little cluster of towns, and left almost undamaged a great Ir- rigation system which transform- ed the valley from a desert to a fertile farming country. Elecentro suffered more than any other town. The five killed were caught In falling walli at Mexican, just across the border. Martial law was proclaimed there. Progress In Dardanelles London, June the Dar- danelles, the British report the re- capture of a trench forming a dan- gerous salient to their line after it had been taken by the Turks in counter attacks. Meighen Says Every Man Will Be Needed Orillia, Ont., June an address before the Canadian, Hon. "Tile call has-gone out for more men. It is a challenge to the "I am not an alarmist, and I do not know of any occasion on which peo- pl, with British blood In .their veins.have. been frightened by words, but-1 believe it to this: Canadian will have to join in the fight for 'the-existence oftrie-Sritish Empire an will have (hd the con- Children of Well-known Local Lady Are Detained By New York Officials Three children, of. Mrs. F. Ham- mond, wife of P. L. Hammond, weal- thy .resident of Winnipeg, and who was formerly Miss Edith Burnett, a daughter of Major Burnett, of Leth- bridge, are being'held at Ellis-Island. N'ew York, by the immigration au- thorities, pending the arrival of their parents from the old land. The chil- dren, all under the age of four years, have been held pursuant to the law which provides that no children un- der 16 years can land at New York unless in company of close relatives. The little Hammond, children were in charge of their governess, Nurse Mar- ten, whose pleadings to be allowed to keen the little ones on the boat were of no avail The children, Prescilla, Lois and Edith, were on way from the old land with their'governess to visit Major and Mrs. Burnett in Leth- bridge Mrs HammonJ was to follow later vuth the other tvvo older chil- dren. Mr. Hammond, who is at pres-- ent engaged in lied Cross work at front, was also to have come to Lethbridge for a visit this summer. it 3s likely now that Mrs" Ham- mond, who.hoped to go to Belgium for a short time before coming here, will return from England at once, in, order that her children held at Ellis Island longer than is absolutely necessarr. It may even-he possible to secure their release imme- diatsly through the resident Canadian immigration officer at New York. Major and Mrs. Burnett received word on Saturday of the safe arrival of the governess and the children at Nciv York, but had no intimation qt the detention of the children until told by the Herald this morning Na- turally they are concerned over the saiefcy of their grandchildren, but be- lieve that the matter will T-e straightened out at once. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond are ,well known both in Canada and in Eng- land. Mr. Hammond at the opening of the war went to the front with the Belgian Red Cross His 4erm ex- pires shortly and he will visit Leth- bridge during the 'summer -with Mrs. Hammond. J Wants Dominion Commission To Probe Charges Winnincg, June 22 Vt the opening of the roval commission this after- noon, Chairman Mathers announced that the government had enlarged the scope 01 the commission to investi- gate the Fullerton charges On top of this, however, came the letter from C. T. Fullerton, K.C stating he.did not want this royal commis- sion to investigate his charges, he intimated he. had not the necessary confidence m the numbers to act justlj '1 he Conservatives intimate their desire lor the appointment of a Dominion commission headed by Sir Charles Fitzpatrirk BISHOP McNALLY FAVORED Winnipeg, Man., June most eloquent address at the funeral ot 'Archbishop Langevln. today was that delivered by Bishop McNally of Calgary He is a warm favorite of Irish Catholics here; and their': choice, with the exception possibly of Dishop Fallen of London, Ont, for bishop of Winnipeg, when the changes to follow the death of the archbishop are made in Rome It is understood that il a French archbishop is again appointed to St. Boniface, the Roman Catholics ot Win- nipeg arc to have an Irish bishop. mnipeg, June 23 Dr. Simpson has cabled the royal commission at Winnipeg that he will not be able to return to give evidence before the commission regarding the chuges made against him by Provincial" Ar- chitect Tlorwood. "COMES BACK" IN ALSACE- FRANCE Paris, June 21 ment has been made here that" 4 s the French polita! service ta hanging In 90 villages in Alsace, ill of which. nowi bear the names they 45 ago ;