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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME ix. LETHBUIDGE, .ALBERTA SATURDAY, JUNK lit. NUMBER 1B5 US. AT BREAKING POINT TO-DAY WITH MEXICO Big Agricultural Exhibit Train Pays Visit to City Vigorous Offensive Drives the Germans Back from Captured Grounck-Bul- A vi. garians More Active in Greece The mixed farming .special train, which has always been a popular fea- ture of the work of the department of agriculture in Alberta, and which has been again'' touring southern points, reached the city today, and for three hours IhJK afternoon experts in all branches of agriculture, as well as in domestic srifmne. gave lectures to a good crowd of fanners and I hen- wives, and others interested in the important work. The special ciime down last, night from Cow ley and Pincher Station, where good crowds greeted the lectur- ers. Those who are with (he train are missioner: Hfiiijarain provin cial game guardian; W. J. Stephen principal Clares-holm agricultural col lege; Jus. Clements, asst. supt. fairs and institutes; .7. U. Smith, supt. weed branch; Jus. Mc'Caig. editor of pulili cations; A. Foley, supt. pmiltrj branch; D. McEachern. asst. game guardian; A. E. Myer. live slock in structor; H. W. Scott, school of agri ulture, Claresholni; .1. Hooper, Claresholm; Geo. Scott, dairy in Miss Mclsaar, supt. women's Miss Hay ward, Miss Davis id Miss ITottou, domestic science in structors. Lectures are being given in all J. Doiigiill. general agricultural agent [branches ot .agriculture. Some spleu- of the P. R.; Alex Ualbraitli, sup- did exhibits of live stock are carried erinteiident ot fairs and institutes for Paris, June 24. The battle of Verdun continued last night with the utmost violence on both sides of the Meuse. The war office an- nounced today that tlie French have regained a large part of the ground tost northeast of Verdun near Hills .630 and 321. Under- taking a vigorous offensive the French drove back -the Germans over the ground which they won yesterday. The battle was par- ticularly violent in the vicinity of Fleury. The French did not suc- ceed in' regaining possession of Thiaumont works. More than six German divisions participated in the offensive actions east of the Meuse yesterday. Germans Claim Big Gain Berlin, June capture of Ihe armored fortress of Thiaumont north of Verdun and the fort and vil- lage Fleury, further south, was an- nounced today by the war office. Ground was also gained south of Vatix. The Germans made pris- oners. Bulgarians Active Saloniki, via London, June 24. is stated here on good auth- ority that the Bulgarians are marching toward the important port of Feapetra. From the same source it is learned that the Bul- garians have crossed the river Mesta which for some distance in- land from its mouth forms the frontier between Greek Macedonia and Bulgaria, News with regard to Feapetra Is that patrol com- bats are reported from the Kupa and Oasn regions wherc some movement by enemy forces also are reported. Enemy airmen have been active in the Vardar region, but have not accomplished any material advan- tage. A combined British and French squadron bombed Qumuldjtna, this being the first occasion-on which British airmen have taken part in a raid in this region, Veles was again bombed by the French airmen. on I'm train from the various provin- cial demonstration farms, and there the department of agriculture; Dr. v.u. TaMjot, provincial veterinarian; K1. (are also exhibits of game, grains, Stevens, provincial live stock etc. THE LATE C. C. JAMES, C. M. G. Dominion Commissioner of Agricul- ture, whose, sudden death at St. Cath- erines yesterday is announced. on cue ou out Work Progresses K. C. .Harvey Expects to Finish Today Depot Battery Authorized to be Raised m Lethbridge Announcement that recruiting would start on or before July 1st for the 78th Lethbridge Depot Battery was made today by Lieut. W. J. Nelson. 3t is the intention to put the men In quarters here, and as soon as these are arranged the work of recruiting will be proceeded with. Lieut.' Noraon be In charge of the recruiting or- ganization. Other officers of the unit he announced shortly. The new battery will be used to rein- force other Alberta "oattcrfes now at the front. The men will not go as a unit but will be drafted as needed. This means that the 78th will endea- vor to keep up to strength'of 140 men at all times, and ;js drafts are made, new recruits will be signed on. 'Similar batteries are now being re- cruited at Winnipeg and Regina, the 76th and 77th respectively. Further details of the new unit will be announced shortly. Lieut. Nelson expects little difficulty in securing a large number ou the .waiting list for the new battery. 1C the weatherman remains on his good behavior all day, R. C. Harvey will finish his sheep shearing opera- lions today. At the camp, however, there will be about more sheep shorn, so the camp will be busy for some days yet. Reports from the Conrad camp are that shearing is progressing favorably, with about HO shearers at work. -It is- understood one of Mr. '.Bradsthaw's disposed of-the other day at a very'fair price. The Herald was shown a telegram from a Toronto buyer to one the local wool grow- ers this forenoon in which it was stated that the grower's sample look- ed good, and he should receive a figure around 35 cents for the product It is likely the clip referred to will be con- signed. Moslems in Revolt Now Present Their Soldiers With Wrist Watches Prior to Departure Grassy Lake. June night Perry's liajl was filled with people, had gathered to say farewell lo R number of .Grassy boys in khaki who expect to leave for the l.r.ont very soon. The people in this district remember .all the. soldiers leaving from hore by presenting them with wrist .watches. Up to -the pres- ent there have been tifty recruits from this immediate district and each man'has been given a watch. .Ichn J. McLellan, the well known reeve, of the rural municipality of Kureka, was in charge of last night's jirouoedings.. and in presenting the watches he made a very effective ad- dress. The other speakers of the cyenlng wore Hftv. Mr. Barrett and W. A: Buchanan, M.P. Participating in the pvogram also were Master Jock Salvage with a recitation, little Miss Hall, a banjo" solo; nishop Lyons, a Thos. Snowden, a "mid Mark. Hancock, a SOUK. At the conclusion of the entertain- ment dam-ing started- "ttnd was kept up until an early hour in the morning. The ladies served refreshments dur- ing the evening. London, June is stat- ed that Shii Moslems at Rcdida and Nejofl in Mesopotamia, one hundred miles of Bagdad, have risen against the Turkish garrisons. The Turks shelled the sacred shrines at Kerbcla. There are ahoul hall' a million Shii Moslems in this district. Russ'ns Near LLOYD Carpathians Petrograd, via London, June 24. capture' by the Russians of the town of Kuty, in Galicia, across the Bukowina border at the Carpathian moun- tains, was announced today by the war office.. Gen. Pershing's Report Looks Black for the Being Rushed Invade Mexico Little Welshman Settles Irish Trouble and About to Take War Office The Ever-Popular Duke of Con- naught toXeave Canada 'ctober C. P. 11. officials on this and the Cranbrook division breathed a sign of relief last night when the washout the track at Wardrop was repaired and the first train made the through trip. No- 514 waited last night un- til the break repaired and made the trip right through. As a result it was very late., not getting here u.i- til about noon today while it should1 j'have arrived nt'll'.SO last night. Headings taken by the C. P. R. "ir- rigation branch here at their head- gates show that the water Is receding in the mountains and unless heavy rains and warm weather come togeth- er there is no further danger of any floods. Meantime the C. P. H. main Hue is badly blocked yet and trains are be- ing routed through the Crow's Nest to Vancouver, over, the new Kettle j Valley line which was placed in Or eratibn on .lime 3rd. London. June Amsterdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company says that the German chan- cellor, Dr. Von Uethmann-ilollweg, lias published an 'authorized state- ment in the semi-official North Gcr: man Gazette that he.' endorses the speech delivered at Breslau, .lime 2. by Philip Schiedcmann, Socialist member of the Reichstag, in which Schiedcmann assorts that the chan- cellor was opposed to the annexation of Belgium and to other far-reaching j plans for Pan-German expansion. The chancellor had" been challenged to I discredit Schiedemann's speech. RUSSIANS AGAIN REPULSED TTurlin, June 24. via Londou German troops on Friday re- pulsed attempts of the Russ- fans to advance south of lllou- Its! mill north of Widzy in the Dvinsk sector, according to of- fieial slnteiiioiii issued today at German headquarters. CAPTURE BRITISH STEAMSHIP London, June Brit- ish steamship Brussels with1 passengers on board has been captured by German destroy- ers and tn.kcn into Xeebrugge, It is stated lliero, were no Am- ericans'on London, -Tune George has giveir-his sanction for the Duke of whose term "as gover- riopge'neral of Canafla expires next return to England, says an announcement issued by the col- onial office. The king also excused Prince: Alexander of Teck, whose ap- pointment was made hefore the war, from being the successor to the D-.ike ot Conruuight as the prince feels he cannot relinquish his military duties. Confirms the Rumor Although no official announcement is forthcoming from Government House, it is understood that his roy- al highness has intimated his desire to return to England in October next after having spent five years in Can- ada-as governor-general. has yet been selected as governor-general as far as is known at the capital. Curzon Not Coming Times states that .the rumor that. Earl Curzon is to succeed the Duke of Connaught is- iucorrect. Curzon Not Likely Ottawa, June report that Lord Curzon will succeed H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught, governor-gen- eral of Canada, 'when tlie Duke re- turns to England in the autumn, is not generally credited here. Those in official circles who were inclined to doubt the coming of Lord Curzon to Canada back their, opinion wiih at least- two reason. They say that no viceroy :of India has ever been sent .to Canada as governors-general, al- though former governors of Canada have gone to India as representative of the British crown. They say also that a British peer whose wife was a .Ur.itcd Stateser would not be appoint- ed to represent the King in Canada. London. June George seems on the eve oE two great tri- umphs. His scheme for Irish con- ciliation is now regarded as almost certainly to be accepted and his fight to secure greater power before ac- Icepting the war ministry also seems j successful. j The .Ulster. Nationalists' acceptance lof the Lloyd Geo'rge" scheme" was re- 'ceived here with great relief. There was undoubtedly considerable opposition among 'the Nationalists, but Redmond .pleaded hard, declaring that if the scheme .was rejected he never speak on a public plat form again. Hi? strong personality and able organization also played a large part'in the results. The. Morn- ing Post declares Devlin's speech was a most dramatic development. San Antonio, Texas, June troops of ihe lOlh Cav airy under Charles T. Boytl practically were wiped out by- attack of Mexican forces at Carrizalo on June 21, accordin indications given in the fragmentary report received cral Funston from General Pcrshing last night. shing's message slated that seven survivors in all, r those who arrived Friday night, have reached the mair .According to stories of survivors, as outlined in Gen. report, a mounted force of Mexicans made a Hank at the conclusion of a parley between Captaj, General Gomez, at the same time that a machine lire from the front as General Gomez reached hi Orders to Attack U. S. Men Straining E Chihuahua City, Mexico. June' United States columns have been seen advancing from the United States field base in the direction of San An- tonio and Ojo Caliente, and General Jacinto Treyeno has issued orders to attack them if they do not immediate- ly retreat. The Mexican commander said today that It seemed probable that outside five additional prisoners "now being brought here. United States'tropnera were annihilated, though it Was' poV I Toronto June In the 'prime of life and at the very zenith of his in- fluence, Charles Canriiff James, C.M. i G., M.A., -F.R.C., Dominion agri- I cultural commissioner, came to his lend with tragic-suddeness this even- ling, in St. Catharines. He had been for a week a guest at the Queen's Royal Hotel, Kiagara-on- the-Lake, in company with his wife, her father, James Crossen, of Co- burg, and her sister. Mrs. W. R. Rid- dell of -Toronto, and early this even- ing went alone into St. Catharines by the radial car line lo receive medical treatment for a slight indisposition. Just before the car reached Us des- tination in St. Catharines, a soldier 'sitting a few seats behind Dr. James, noticed .him in a position strangely motionless. As soon as the car could be stopped, Dr. F. S. Greenwood, ot St. Catharines, was hastily summon- ed to the radial company's freight of- fice, to which the lifeless form of Dr. James had been removed. The doctor stated that death had come instantan- eously as the result heart failure. sible more had escaped General Pershmg has Washington, D.C al Guard organ the country wf' nerve tonight service on the' entire army Ow- ed by Presr' placed disposal, anr Mexican bdfu sible moment. Congress also took far-reaching action. K' ok vigly i. A [adopted in the house, here "president to dratt for (.hejiames uf dead aud_ ers.. It was officially announced that none ot the here will be hanged, that "not being the CUB torn of a civilized country. General Treveno said the United Statesers would get the same treat- ment that they received at Carrizal, as he is determined to cairy out his orders to the letter. In this, he said, he had all his subordinates with him [solution tomorrow and they will stick with him in case of a rupture. the. seryice of _the United members of the national guard subscribe to the new oath for, service In effect, measuie givtl execume approval of President Wit" son's call on state soldiers, and pro- vides for their use in or out of the United States. It also furnishes new machinery with which to hasten the strengthening of the border guard The senate probably will pass the re- Offer Captured Capital To The Roumanians Home, via London, June BIG STAMPEDE HERE NEXT WEEK WILL RECALL THE FRONTIER DAYS It is settled: LeLlibriilge is to have a real old-time frontier letl i day and Saturday, -lime SOtli and July 1st. After much hard work, a com- mittee composed of Messrs. Whitney Miller and Smith concluded arrange- ments ami iho stampede is a "go. The celebration Hint will bring back to the heart of old cow country a touch of the olden, golden days, will be held on the1 afternoons of each day in Henderson park fair grounds, and monster crowds are esoectetl from .ill parts of the south. Some of the best of them will be present. Tommy Three Persons, of Macleod. who can ride the hurricane deck of the worst bronk that ever felt a gad die. Emery Le Grande, who can stay with the twisters without pull- ing Jeather, an he did at Winnipeg when he won the world's champion- ship a ff.v.- years ago, and n d07en osiers who are out to win their sptirs will be on hand for the big blow-out: The Indians will he there In all their glory, and Lethbridgo will bo carried hack lo tiie when the mode of locomotion in this neck of the woods was the gay bronk and the slow-go- ing bull team. "The folks" are due to Ie.arn by contrast the difference be- tween times in the cow days and to- day when bushel crops are beginning to make their spenaraiiec. There will bo some of tho horses lot't in the south seen in act- tioh that day. A bunch of 100 la be- ing rounded up for the grand occas- ion. There will be fancy roping by Stan. Whitney, winner at Calgary, Winnipeg, and other stampedes, with others who will trj to take the palm from Him. A wild steer riding; Indian races and a real thrill- ing squaw race such as used to thrill MARKETS July wheat- October wheat July oats July flax High '71 Low......................... 44 Forecast: Fair and Moderately warm. tlio bucks on. the reserve in the days gone by..will also he.-part of the pro- gram. 'Skyrocket'1 will be there with more pep than one of; Queen Lizzie's lo-inch guns. This, horse .tumbled Constable Bell at the littie stampede last year. blue horse with a repu- tation will also. be. waiting for the best. A .special prize will be given for the best the best buck- ing horse produced. The stampede win be preceded by a big parade, of.' the actors and bad actors In all their glory. Ray Knight will be arena director and-.Itm Puller and Billy; judges. These men horse riding when it was work, They need no introduction to the south country. This stam- pede ever-attempted and is at- tracting of many of the prize winners; from} other; stampedes nhioh have been held thioughout Southern Alberta during the past month. 'And 'tliat-'there will he a crowd from all the small towns goes without saying Relations at Breaking -Point Washington, June be- tween the United States and Mexican government are close to the breaking point as a result of apparently well founded belief that the United States, cavalry men were deliberately-mas- sacred at Carrizal by Carranza sol- diers. Secretaries Lansing, and Ba- iter were e'arly at the White Houso conferring today with President Wil- son. It is known that the possibility T r 01 i of drastic retaliatory action against It is reported from Bucharest] jiexican forces, m Chihuahua ware that Russia has offered Czerno- i given grave consideration If the Car- n -r i -11 ranza government accepts the respon wiiz to Roumanm it she will jsibmtye for the carrwal It join the allies. Roumanian opin-jis considered virtually certain by of- c.iiri in-hn r-ivr.i-.iMn that the occupation of most of ion is to IK KuoiaWe lojNortbern Mesjco would be ordered. the proposal. by President Wilson to take placets j rapidly as the necessary :_military i forces can be placed at the disposal of I General Funston, Action must await {further reports from General -Persh- mg. His message last night indicat- ing that only seven' men of the'two [troops of cavalry had survived in addition to those taken prisoners, had; not been supplemented. at an. early; It is believed the first, act of. the Washington eminent when fuller information is at hand, will be to demand repudiation of the Carri- attack by the Carranaa nieht. Preliminary reports.have con- ,'vinced the officials here that the Uni- ted States troops vere deliberately led into a trap The only question remaining-to be settled it is indicated, is whether the Carranza government ordered the at- tack, or the work of a subordinate American citizens residing in Leth- official. In the latter event unqual- 1 bridge and Southern Alberta are' Wed repudiation of his act and im- [greatly wrought, up over the prospect of war with Mexico. They, seem quite certain that Uncle Sam will at last go into Mexico and clean up the muddle, and a number ot them'.are .getting ready to go back in case war' dared, i One young man who hab just come up from and oonght land in the south had n telegiam vestciclav from his old colonel with whom he.'fought through the Philippines aiking him if he would go back. and join his oTd unit. M. P. sular agent here, has had a number of reserve men in to ,to learn whether he has received'any'in- structions as yet whether.they are to report to their old commands. Ac- cording to the'rule In the.U. S. army, members of the state militia serve three years, after which-.they are placed on the reserve list for a num- ber of years, and are liiiblo ttn'ba' called in case of war. anxiously awaiting the final develop- ments between Washington and Mexi- co and holding themselves in readi- ness to go on a moment's notice Reservists of (he U. S. Ariny Residing Here, Prepare To Go To War mediate surrender of prisoner., prcb ably will be demanded. General Gom- ez, Carranza commander at 'Carrizal, was> killed in action according to the. Mexican reports; So if he sale or tier's to open fire he has already "paid the penalty for his act, It will require nearly a week, it is understood, to complete the mobili- zation of the national, guard 011 the movement border 19 make possible force beyond the line, patrol must be maintained and streng- thened even if the occupation of Nor :thern Mexico is undertaken United States citizens' lives and properly be in danger otherwfep and the first purpose of any action will "be safeguard the towns and ranches along the international line. It is regarded as probable that tae regular army regiments now on rol duty will be promptly relieved b> the .national. guard regiments as reach the border ready acclimated ani months of border work for a The regulars.rai- nil prepared campaign, would be (Continued on page ft.) ;