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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 28 SWEEPS SOUT WORST STORM BO_______________________ HOUSE mi LAPSES ON GRASSY LAKETAM1LY KILLING THREE Cloudburst and Hurricane Do Heavy Damage at Many Points in the South-Rivers Wires are Damage to Crops A toll of several lives lost and many more injured, with a toll of property dnmaae which mount up in the thousands was taken last ev- cVlnq bv a hurricane'and thunderstorm which swept the whole of south- ern Albert., and which' reachrt the velocity almost of a tornado at sev- Ira, .h. worst historv of the south. The greater part ..of the telephone service east ot niawi j u commission this morning. Fraamentary stories are drilt- Inn ilysloEwly as to the loss in lives and property. Grassy Lake and Redclift appear to At have suffered the greatest. At Grassy three lives were lost, and three others of the same family are at death's door, as a result of the house occupied by them being torn to hits by the storm. The roof of the hotel aiid the roof of_ the Gazette office were torn off, and two box cars on the tracks were overturned. The town of Redcliff appears to have been literally torn to bits by the Jury of the wind. A great amount of damage appears also to have been done between Leth- bridge and Calgary. Calgary reports today that the entire city was with- out gas last night, owing to a wash- out of the main gas line between High HIver and 'Aldasyde'.' At Lethbridge Jjethpridge appears to have escap- CO thV extreme velocity of the storm, although torrents of rain, fell here for' a couple' of -hours, and-We forked lightning played about the -streets in a most uncomfortable man- ner! No particular damage is re- ported. Wires Down Lethbridge was almost isolated this morning as a result of the storm. Telephone' and telegraph wires were down for 'a time, and it was impos- sible tor some time to set telephone communication further east than Burdette. So heavv was the rain that rivers are swollen and the country flooded. The river at 'Lethbridge has not not- iceably swollen but from High HIver and Calgary word comes that the rivers are higher than has been known- for flooding their banks. Several Injured at..Taber Taber, Alta., June 2G.-r-T.he farm house 'of Oscar Graham, fifteen miles southeast of Taber, .was blown over by the storm, and several of the fami'ly injured. The doctors were in attendance-all nightrand no particu- lars of the injuries have been re- Little damage was done in the town. One man, Win. Robinson, was lout 50 percent, in a limited area No other damage in the country is reported. At Raymond Beyond, the killing of a few head of steel; by 'lightning, the damage from last night's severe, electrica storm was small here. The famiU of W Lamb had a miraeu'ious escape They had just left the kitchen to.go into the dining room, when lightning struck the kitchen, going througn the floor and 'celling. No damage to crops is reported in any of the coun try between here and .Magrath. Just at Magrath Magrath, June storm o last night was the heaviest of the season. Rain fell in torrents, but ni damage is reported. .There are report of hail, but as far as can be learned no crops were injured.' -Lee's Creek Fell Cardston, June heavies rain of the season was recorded in tin district last night. Lee's Creek ros very rapidly, but subsided during tli night The rain fell throughout tv district, but the only point where i seems to have been accompanied b liail was at Woolford, where aom slight damage to grain is reported. Not Heavy In Pass Blairmore, June 26. The heav storm, which visited paints on tli prairie last night, did not strik' Pass country, though there was con siderable rain. At Retlaw Retlaw, June 26. The rain fell very heavily here. No damage is re- ported from the immediate vicinity, TJ. F. A. PICNIC ON MILK RIVER CALGARY BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY WITH GITYOFFTCIALS, BOTH SAVED Calgary, Alta., June H. Gar- den, Calgary Commissioner of Public Works, had a narrow escape from death this morning when he was pre- cipitated into the torrential Bow Riv- er through the collapse of the Centre street bridge, upon which he was standing with City .Engineer G.. W. Craig, directing the work of trying to save the structure. Garden went down with part of the flood ring of the bridge, but was fol- lowed down stream by two men who were watching; in a boat, and was rescued by them. Engineer Craig also had aNjarrow escape, but jumped Just as the liridge, wliich is an old uile structure, gave way. An down with the frame work and never seen again. Another laborer, Q. Campbell, a city employee, who was sawing fals work off the Mission, bridge, over tin Elbow, in an effort to let the wale through, was dragged down and alsi drowned. Both rivers are still rising, and I30LU rivers me- aim many of the low-lying portions of. the unknown laborer was carried city "are threatened wltrr floods. po though" it is understood that hail hit the crops about twelve miles south- west. The extent of the damage is unknown. Carmangay Alta., ,.1uue This district had a great downpour of ram last evening, but there are no re- ports of damage from hail or wind At Bow Island The damage done here by last MAINS AND RY. LINES WASHED OUT 'Calgary, June 26-The line was washed out west and south of Calgary by last night's stbrmV causing damage which will likely take. 18 hours to repair. The 'Bow river is in extraordin- ary flood condition in the last thir- On their way to Calgary, where they will entrain for Montreal, from whence. they will leave for Europe, l'J3 Serbian reservists passed through tile city last night from Butte, Mon- tana, where they have been engaged in mining. They state the vanguard of several hundred more who will come -through later on. The Serbians celebrated ..their ar- rnal in the city by cheering and hanging an ay with blank cartridges and lire-crackers. They appeared to be in'a hilarious mood, and glad to he on their to fight for their coun- try 'Ihcj chartered a special tram oi the Great line which which will carry them through: to Calgary. R.RTCHADWICK IS DEAD .Edrnonton, June B.Chad- wick, superintendent of neglected chjldren for Alberta, died here .last .light. He had recently undergone an operation and had just resigned his port. He was a native of Hamilton, Ont, and was engaged in boys' work in New York, and V. M. C. A. work in Belleville, Toronto and Edmonton for jome years. He was vice-president of the Prison Reform Congress of Am- Olson Family is Almost Wiped Out When is Blown Roof is Carried Lumber Yards are Stripped Clean Grassy Lake, Alta., June Lake experienced one of thd fiercest storms in its history, last night, as a result of which the family, of Olaf Olson, near here, is almost wiped out, and the home entirely gone. The property damage is also great. Mr. Olson's house, a very substantial one, collapsed in the storm; his ten-year-old child was killed outright; wife and himself succumbed later to injuries, and his remaining .child, ren are in the hospital. The family i distauce from slightly. -Mr. here Liuke, a short also suffered The property damage is great.' Es- timates made here place the damage done at S1000 alone being done on C.P.R. property. The tops of the hotel and Gazette of- fice were torn off, and considerable damage done t'o the drug store of Win. Marshall. Two box cars on a siding re overturned, and the buildings Haley's lumber van! and the Citi- lumber were stripped The storm btarted at .1 li with a hurricane. The houses and buildings shook and timbers were seen to be flying through the air Most people sought their cellars The wind el for only twenty minutes alter w.lllcn rain fell for nearlj in hour A long string of box cars in the tion yards protected the town more less, otherwise Ihe damage would have been greater. Of the fami'ly of Olaf Olson. It is likely that only three will be These three happened to be away from the house at the time ot the storm. The father and mother ana one child are already dead, and three others are in the hospital, not ex- pected to me There were seven children. Olson was a brother of Dan Olson, formerly of Taber, and had been in the country only a. short time, coming from North Dakota. Olson was 35'years of age. Peculiar Accident The stable of Bishop McNabb to Giassj Lake, was clean, awav and [stable was not touched assj and a horse standing in tie DAMAGE HEAVY AT REDCLIFF, TWO HURT night by the severe wind and ram storm which visited here list night Mr. and in the cigar factorj, were struck Tilth IOU1 [U e i. i I The root was olonn from the hotel, the cigar factory, the iron ornamental works, the knitting and the planing mill. Zurich, Switzerland, via London, June to an authorita- tive military source, Germany will he able'to'place IS more army corps in the field by the end of July. These will be composed chiefly of the sec- ond category of the Laiidsturni, com- prising men who have never perform- ed military" service, but are now in training and in the land reserves which have been resting in the in- terior of "Germany, It is calculated that .the new corps will be equal number to the exhausted troops t rneri from Galicia who will _ NO TRAINS TO CALGARY Wash-outs on the Calgarj- Macleod and Calgary Lethbridge Macleod and Galgarj Leth- bridge lines make it impossi- ble to operate trains between these points today. Damage will be repaired within i: or 14 hours. Trains are being run as, fai as Aldersj de, and up the Crow's as usual A train left here this afternoon granted a partial rest from the ser- vice as laud reserves. LIUIU be ltor Calsan via ON 1IST v THE RAINFALL There has not beta an) great 1C tiutv in wool this week Owing to the unfavorable wcathei the hearing at the Conrad plint has been prac ticallv at a 'liiuMIH II" sheared there was. that Green who sold to Messrs V.T1CCH Lewis for 21C Ihe local buyers have been doing all the buying this week and seem to be sHe to the prices better than the American mis- ers The Blacklock clip amounting to pounds was purchased on tli6 back [or 24c bj them The wool is uniform The cVal was closed jester- ilav Hatch and Lewis, have also pur- chased a largp car of wool it Mir ling, t car il Kclonna, B t an! c ir here, at prices ranging from to 25c. teen years and is still -rising at the rate of four "inches ah hour. The phcuomenallj heavy rainfall durir-g the past 72 hours Has jesulted m all over the citj, and the flooding oi hundreds of basements of private houses The total rainfall for the period stated is inches All rivers in the district are roar- ,.ig toirents and water from rainfall in the mountains continue to cause them to rise. Okotokj Flooded SlMp cteek, running through the oil distuct and the town ol Okotoks has changed from a piacidv streamlet to i flooded mer, coiermg the main stiept of Okotoks with inter and washing out the C V R track be- tween Okotoks and Sandstone, tne next stition to the north H was, here l-hit the greatest m-., s been prac j convenience to Calgiry residentsi re- 1 lie list clip 1 suited through the washing out of tlu. 01 Albert' Lalgarj Gas company's mam line Hatch and Horn Uow Inland There was no gas for cooking and those who had no electrical appliances vent breakfa-t- Fortimately the big electric- trans- mission lines held, up-and there was no interruption i-IMstnc cm rent through the whole period of the stqrrn V special repair gang has been ml to the scene bv the -ompanj to im a temporaiy line acioss the shout and the snppl} is expected 1 bo lencwcd by tins evening. The total rainfall yesterday .76, nearly three-quarters of an inch'. During the two hours of last night's storm .63 inches fell, or over half an inch. Petrograd, June 2C, The first- movement of the Germans after ac- tlipying Lembcrg was to attempt to advance south-eastward along the Lembcrg Berregne'railway with the object oi cutting off the Russian forces operating on the Dneister. This advance so far has been checked and on the llneister itself-.the Russians Was Plain Case of Suicide at Coalhurst Coroner Charles, H. Kerr investi- gated the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr. R. P. Bonin, at and decided are displaying great energy. A large Coalhurst iorce of Oermans which yesterday that an inquest was unnecessary, as had onh OCen m the town crossed the liver near Zurawno has j it was a clear case of deliberate sul-i a QoUple oi 1'iom all that can r passed Spokane mil go The Spokane J lv< through here fiom this afternoon and round by the Hat Two trams were run eist to Medicine Hat this afternoon one at 1 o- clock and the othei at 5 o clock A train will be brought in from Calgarj .ia Medicine Hat some time this evening been jammed to the bank and on to the islands." Further east near Halicz very mixed force of Austrians has A thrown back. cide.' Dr. Bonin came to Coalhurst to look after Dr. Rose's practice while the latter was away on his honey a couple fit- HAIL INSURANCE SHOULD BE PLACED BY FARMERS WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY same business basis tint a merchant operates his business, is ei ident from the figures obtained hy the Herald winch indicate that about 60 per cent of the gram m the Letlmridire district is insured against hail The shrewd successful farmci would no more bt his crop remain uninsured asainst hail than the wise merchant would illow his stock to remain un- insured igamst fire Insurance is an established business principle and the successiul min 01 todaj, whether he be manufacturer or mcichanl or far- mer knows this and insures whateier he has Ins capital invested in whe- ther it bo Hclory oi stock or gram 1 and of course the t sure ins crop in how he learned the insurance lesson camc inlistorm with He iiisjired his crop cicry year from Mgllfj. lna( hc iost jbout 1006 to 1910 inclusive and never a hailstorm cime near him, so he began July wheat October wheat October oatt MARKETS 132 103 WEATHER High J, Low Forecast Unsettled and thowtry 'Lvei bim.e he has heen a firm advo cate oi hail insurance Ihe majontj 01 the insurance com panie who have not insured their against hail will time in doing so the Herald the rates .ire the same it is mus I ly to tlie advantage of the farmer to insure Ins crop as soon as potsible_ had not been lispoiulincn He had not be- inainted with people ot the whatever his troubles were, learned. His wiie-is on had not ueen t1'" tor wav from Rocki Mountain House to look alter het husband's, lemams- It is understood that the doctor ori- ginally came' from Montreal London, June 26-With a general j evpectaniA, which seems to be re- i fleeted in the pause at the present moment on both battle fronts on the continent, the British public is await- ing the licit move in the European- chessboard It is, conceded that move is, Ctrmanv'b and that it may be made against either Warsaw, Pal- is ol Calais Some Unman activity has been If- ported m the Argonne which may in- dicate a drive in the direction of Pat- is but the closing ol the Belgian frontier may mean the transiet ol veterans from the eastern front for another attempt to break through to the English Channel iManv persons believe, however, that no great 01- iensive movement will be alonr the western front until anotbn effort'has been made to reach War- saw asainst which position the Get- mans Ire said to be Big guns from BIG PROGRAMME FOR JULY FIRSTCELEBRATION on ijoninuuii matured by the program cummittee lor the biggest and best ever, and it comes off the was is planr-1 i rattlint eood time will be i majontj m the insurance coir- ratting good time will be will not write hail insurance hv eversbody The daj should alter July 1st, so that an) farmers. llve the memou of the Kid- v.ho have not insured their crops I dies 0; j ethbridge, for the comnuwe j against hail will do well to lose no I ,s puUinir ltscli out to .give the I so Some companies, I. ouncer generation the time ol understands will writs Hie da) will be one big iftcr tins, date, hut since a 0[ Dutch treat, that is t jContmued on Page 5) a sor o say the people will indirectly loot the'bill with monci Irom the city colters The be_.Kept as low as possible and everything will Even the tians the grounds will be tree to dies Here is the transportation dule arranged by the Messrs Nelson and StaBord. iM proved Commissioners A regular holiday effective until 1 p.m houts of 1 pm and 930 cars will run to and Irom tin loop at the park, One of'them, a blittliM car, Rill run direct to North bridge, making an dule (Continued Irom pafc ;