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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIBGE. ALBEUTA. TUESDAY, JUNE 29, NUMBER 188 With Good Arrillery Sup- port Troops Fighting Successfully London, June dispatch, to Jhe Times from- I'etrograd says: "Eve witnesses al the recent light- ing ill. Cialicia relate innumerable epi- sodes showing the morale ot the troops is in no whit affected by the continuous retreat. Wherever Rus- sian artillery was up to the mark the troops easily withstood the at- tack's and drove hack the Austro- Oermaiis. "A tendency, however, is noticsanle in some quarters to attribute the withdrawal of Russian forces to the overwhelming superiority in numbers ot the Austro-Germans. Some news- papers have even gone to the length of stating the Anstro-Oermans dis- posed of four million bayonets on ,this front. Such figures are grossly fexaggerutert, hut even if such, they M-ouid be far below the total number Bt'tbe disposal of the Russians. "Military observers regard the Hus- Blan position in Galicia as somewhat improved, the centre being somewhat strengthened and offering resistance while the flanks are active. "The latest Austro-Gorman attack at Hobrka, southeast of Lemberg, in- FORMER, FACTOR DEAD .Winnipeg. Man., June 29.- NOWB ban reached the city of v the death yesterday at Vic- torln, B.C., of .lames McDoug- all, fonneriy chief factor of the Hudson's Buy Co. He .was v 72 years old. Dynamite Near Machine Shops Quebec June 2S.-Thc militia divi- sion in Quebec is investigating to- day the rinding of fifty slicks o, dy- na'mita Mercier machinery shops in Shaw Park, Levis. DOMINION DAY CELEBRATIONS CANADIAN LOSS IS GROWING Ottawa, June disunity lists received by the militia department since vosterday relate more particu- larly to the light of June 115, when the 'first and second battalions suflcr- ed fairly heavy losses. So far as is known, 'the Canadians have not been in any heavy action since that date and tiic list 'of those killed or wound- ed in that is probably about com- plete. The casualties now total killed wounded and miss- ing ITAY'S FLEET .NOT YET AT DARDANELLES I riome, June 28, via The ro- Iliorl that Italy had sent a fleet, to join in the operations against the Darda- nelles, was semi-officially denied lore last nieht. The statement said the report was "at least premature." Detroit Aeroplane Sails Over Essex, Ont, Jail volves the maximum of only corps and If directed against the .Russian. fight flank on the Dneister, their chances of success are jiot deem- ed bright. "Nothing seems to be known as yet In Petrograd regarding the reason for retirement of General Soukholm- i minister of war, who has been Dominion Day will be celebrated very generally throughout southern Alberta. Present indications show JVlUtl- lltt. 1 LWBWMU that the day will he spent, in a verv suitable manner in the city, aim rtainment is Jas. Kecgan, of Warner, who fell from the second storey of the Lelh- hiir of entertainment is be- nit ULuttiom tl ing "prepared. The events will place at Henderson park. Taher is planning also for a dav and a good program has arranged. CoaJdale residents also celebrate. Raymond and Cards- ton are both preparing for a big time, and there been will i rum uio u-u.-j bridge Hotel last Thursday after- noon, died last night as a result ol liie injuries. Keegan came into the city on the morning train irom the v east and went to the hotel at about i... ten o'clock in the morning, and ;ured a room. He got out of the also be cure a room. g window in his room in some way ana i... fell to tie cement court below. After I... the accUmr'hTsafd that he must-., have walked in his sleep, as Ire re- I Telegrams are Produced Involving "Bob" Rogers Man June 39 Vt fcoial Commission, C P Wilson, Liberal counsel put in some tele- crams sent ovar the Canadian Pacific telegraphs, which had been de-coded. Winnipeg, April 21, 1815- llou Robert Rogers, Ottawa, Ont Confidential Telegram received Com mission meeting this afternoon Say ttej are going to to take evidence at once Verv neccssars that Judge leavi. tonight Most important Cannot tell the effect ot a dav s de- Jay. Might be very .serious. (Signed) (2] Dated R Hog fr Ottaiva Oi t Confidential Com- mission propose beginning inquiry in- mediateh This makes necessar) judge to leivc al once Have jou ai- lanred Tms is urn inuM unnortant thine in the whole matter (Signed) Robfin (S) Dated Kodmoml Hoblm Have arranged with Sir William i-hat-.Phlppen leare tonifeht baking v.iti. Mi Tillej, whom Mcighen and Lash and also ev cry person else claims to be the ah- in Ontario Phippens idea is to have lillej take the case in the court and he to work on outsidp This I presume will be sat- asfactor) Tlllv undoubttdl} verv able. It is absolutely necessary Phip- pen will go .in as well (Signed) R Rogers (1) Dated Redmond Robfin, Winnipeg, Man. Phippen hmvei tonight sure. (Signed) R. Rogers. (5) Don't give date-Hon Robert Rogers, Ottawa, Ont. Cannot you give approximate date that you will here Judge airived yesterday His friend expected luesdaj or dav change m situation (Signed) Roblin. WlndBor, Ont., June Sandwich company of the EIMX Fuilllerl mobilized eirly yesterday morning, and under i'evcral hours at the result of the appearance of an aeroplane over Essex Coun- ty jail, in which Wm. Lafler, a Detroit German under arrest in connection with week's dy- namiting outrages here, Is con- fined. Scoreo of citizens declare they clearly saw and heard the ma- chine, and the mobilization or- der was given by the command- ing officer of the regiment In compliance with a request from F. E. Lovegrove, a com- mander of the Sandwich com- pany. The aircraft, it is declared, soared above the Jail for fifteen minutes, finally disappearing in the general direction of Detroit. The theory is advanced that the appearance of he machine was part of an attempt to secure the release of Lafler, who. in his confession to the authorities im- plicated Detroit pro-Germans In the dynamiting plots. Relieve Germans in South Aid- ing Countrymen to Cross Ex-bank Employee Has Escaped the the I membered nothing about it. An mT quest is being over the remains 'this afternoon by Coroner Hum- phries. Instructions as to the dis- position of the remains are being awaited from the dead man's brother who is coming to the city from' his home in Nova Scotia. Farming Special is Touring South The mixed farming special tram which is to tour the province under the auspices oi the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture, the Dominion de- partnc-t and the C P R was brought from Calgary round by Medi- cine Hat yesterday and spent yester- day between Blackie and Carmangay. Today it is stopping at points be- tween Carmangay and Lethbridge. 1 The train will pass through Leth-1 bridge tomorrow ev ening bound f ol I Wrentham on the where it will stop were w slopping at Foremost Thursday after noon. The train will then go south to -Milk River and Coutts WTO wiraitM Will Probe Submarine Purchases Ottawa, 29 U the con- tracts inquirv this moraine Sir Charles Davuiton tha. Ihe commission woulil inquire into the submarine purchases and Raymond, June 38 -Later and full reports coming in from the coun-j indicate that the eleatiic storm lif lui Friday afternoon did more damage WM 4 lour" miles wide south- of here fax hit pretty hard, and of a number of fwrnere, in eluding Wride, Meelu ers, Muk and a portion of Ar tltnc Onkl's, was literally ridded to fiHft It ii believed, that where griin wie not ax jet head- td eBt or in the boot, it will yet male a crop. lae nail stones were about the sue ef a ten round, flat and They fairly cut the Hooks On the farm of beacge siWntHhree ehickens anif nine tlucki killed, and tnother horn i. senotted u heing fatally by llghtnaig Rul It probably at the big corrals at Conrad, on the line, that the rtorm would sit in B. secure, evidence. C ii necossarj, to ILLINOIS FARMER IS VERY ENTHUSIASTIC forniiwt line, that he orm at ib woflrt, Tta corrals, shed, bunk homes, etc were totally demolishe-1, it lives N Ithe cteaping with Mr lives S pucuuan, ot this town, while at to a sroall boy, who _ wgg hurt, eountef, him to JUymoirf for treatment fThere snwil lots among the theep, but the nut number is not knovm. ail official state- ment given out'today Ihe hope is expressed that the farmers ot the west, who have received government .aid this season, will repay as largo a share of the advances as possible out of the proceeds, of this season s crops. It is pointed out that the advancing .of constitutes a rather heavy drain on the Dominion treas- urv and the government is impressed with the advisabil- ity of endeavoring to the ut- most to secure the repayment of eucll advances out of the proceeds of this year's crop the object of facilitat- ing such action, 'he govern- mentis arranging with the dif- ferent grain purchasing con- cerns in the "west of their co- operation in tile collection this fall of the.amounts outstand- ing. WAY GO Magrath, Alta., June cial to The of a startling character was sup- plied the Herald correspondent last evening to the effect that ex- service men of the German army are being assisted across the line by Germans of this district, a large colony of wliom reside here. Recently one, Ernest Roehl, a discharged employee of the Roy- al Bank, suddenly disappeared, and it is known that he is now in Great Falls, Montana, and is mak- ing east for Milwaukee, thence, in all probability, to Europe, if possible. This man has been de- cidedly pronounced in his pro- German sentiments ever since the war began. This is not the only instance. Magrath seems to be a regular gataeway to the States for Ger- mans anxious to repoin the army. A local German is known to have driven three suspicious charac- ters south one afternoon, and re- turned the following morning with his buggy empty. The plan for this trip to the line was partly overheard by a local man, ths conversation being changed from English to German when thtsy discovered that their movements were being watched. The mem- bers of this party were undoubt- edly driven across the tine. Montreal, June Allan lin- er Corsican which sailed train here Saturday, June 19, arrived in ling- land yesterday with a large force of Canadian soldiers including the 36th Battalion, Hamilton, reinforcements from the 55th from New Brunswick and the 8ith of London. Steamer Eagle Point, loaded with horses and carrying reinforcements from the 50th Calgary and 51st, Edmonton, which sailed 'from here June 11, arrived safely in' England. Damage Edmonton, .June 29. The flood reached its crest just before 2 o'clock this morning and .since then the wa- ters have been-slowly hut in Flood hat the most critical situations have passed. In the wake of the torrents hat have swept down the Saskatch- ewan in the Past -IS hours are up- wards of homeless people. Ap- proximatelv Gfl homes have been car- ried away "and shattered into match wood. Several hundred more have been inundated and will be more or less ruined as a result. The total pro- jerty damage is estimated this morn- Foremost Thursday, also The Filth Brigade, of which the 2Uth bitters, of Lethbridge now a part and which u, camped at Sevvell, Man ib llkelv to go to England vr-iv shortlj, according to word received b, the Herald irom Sew ell camp this morning Ihe hor BOS of the 20th which were separ-.t- ed irom the batten when the hovs left Lethbridge, have been returned to them at having in the mean- time been used there bv various mounted regiments which have now gone to the iront The hois were glad to get their own animals back Farmers Voting on Irrigation Taber, June of Barn- well distnct west of faber are making historj today The) are hold- ing their first .vote on the formation of the rievv. irrigation district which will result in the irrigation of acies hetween'laher and Chin The vote is hung taken at the Barnwell school house, and the residents ortho district are making the occasion an oppoitunitv for the holding of a big picnic It the vote is satistactorv the district at oliee be organized and the CPR will commence construe tion ot the irrigation ditch. Mter the finishing touches are put to the brigade it likely to be transported to England where a short training with modern guns will be given, after which the hovs wilt go direct to the front. Russian Retreat London, June on the eas tern fighting front are events oi mo- ment occurring, so far as is revealed bv news which filters through from the vast field-of operations The teu- tonic sweep eastward along that front is continuing and chief question which militarj espcrts arc endeavoring to answer is how far it vill extend before being halted by the next determined defensive stand on the pait of the Russians With the line.of the Dneister north of evacuated, 'the main field of contention just at present seems to >e to the north of Lemberg where stubborn rear guard actions are being ought by the retreating Russians Ihe latest Vustriaii reports mention ,hese operations at length and Rus ptficial statement admits contin- ued advance of Germans. More effective insistence apparently is being offered by Grand Duke Nich- olas forces further to the north in ;he southern part of Russian Poland, lowever, and Russians report that they have thwarted a determined at- tempt, by Austrians to drive through In The Dardanelles Appoint Returning Officers For Vote on the Liquor Act Returning officers lor the vote on the new ir act which is to be line new mtuui taken throiuliout the province on Juh 21 haie been appointed and are now oneaged on their work of prepar- mo. polling subdivisions o "their districts The vote will he taken as per polling subdivisions of the last provincial election, the u i __ i, L_ onlrln The of inc at close upon :Th( bulk oi the loss will be borne by persons who can ill afford it. The light against the madly climb- i inc waters at the powerhouse- and the! pumping station was abandoned about itlv i 10 o'clock Monday evening, when it rifel, became positively dangerous for. the men to keep the machinery running. For hours the big flywheels were spinning around in water and it was not until the floods crept up to the crank cases that the power was shut off Even then one boiler -was kept Koing until midnight in order to maintain the street car service. This morning those residents who did not heed the warning to store up a little water-went-without any. Simpson Gave To H. Whitla For Salt Winnipeg, June 21-Ham Whitla KL counsel for Honvood wenvon the uitncs-- stinit and gale voluntary evidence this morning because he re- sented the remarks ot certain wit- nesses ab applied to himself it is be- lieved Whitla is the leading Consort a- tnc who na, referred to as having sometmng to do with keeping Salt ttlutla told the comm.s sion straight that he did not believe it was in tht interests of his client to have Salt come back. He had got JlOOOfl irom Dr Simpson in' two amdunts Shied was sent to the Pink erton Detective at St Paul to he piid to Salt He had also gat SI from Hon J H How den to pav the detectives who shadowed Salt He did not know where this money came from ami did not want to know He thought some oi it camo from a mnd in connection with a contested election as, he had heard it said that the would have to be replaced. London, June only hints of stirring activitv come ftom the Dardanelles, where, according to Turkish reports, there has been heavv attilleiv firing with mfantr) attacks which the Turks declare hav'b been repulsed. BANK CLERK COMES TO .LETHBRIDGE Returning to home in Illinois, C. F. Tucker, an extensive farmer who has recently purchased southern Alberta a very interest- ing account of his impressions and opinions concerning southein Alberta and thf people who reside here Mr Tucker recently purchased in the Nobleford district, 33M acres through the Ileeb Land company ot Lethbndgc, Alberta, and "Newman. Illmm farmin rlr fill mine a success of ng m Illinois, and for eight vears farmed successfully on rather a large scale in Saskatchewan, where hs dispose? of 980 acres oi developed land before making above purchase He first purchased land in Alberta in 1910 Every vear since he has made trips to Alberta and is familiar with the farming problems aul the possi- bilities the. country surrounding Leth- bridge oilers to experienced farmers Mr Tucker purchased some month aeo five and a quarter sections the J W. McClain ranch nest oi 1900 acres in wheat and 1 has an excel for a bum. In the Hume Record of Hume, boundaries ol which will be the same Ihe returning officers for the south ern districts are as follows Lethbridge, R L Uthur Ta- her, John T "Aillard, Bow S Plajfair, Bassjno Cardston, tamar Heppler, Warner, TJ R Macleod, A F Gradv Pm- chcr Creek, Jas Robertson Little v F Carmanga; Claresholm, F E Motlat Corona tion Thos Helmbolt Medicine Hat, W P Dundon Kedcllfl, Harry John- son, Caristadt. Calgary Alta June three In the prison at Leth bridge-was the sentence meted out to John McLean the former ledger keeper of the Calgary branch of the ImperiKl bank, for theft of Sli.OOO from that institution No Action Yet Re Fernie Internes Fernie, June '8 to the Herald) this is the end ol the week's postponement at Vib- tona ol the habeas corpus proceed- ing instituted for fie release two of the Yustro-IIumraruns from ens todj neld here in the detention camp as alien nothing has de- veloped regarding the disposition of the writ or as to what is to be the final disposition oi the interned men, some three hundred vet in the camp Col AIcKas D 0 f of this d strict, has lust returned flora a trip to the coast, but has nothing to impart re- garding the situation. GARLAND MAY BE DISQUALIFIED Morning Citizen says that if the evidence given bj Ernest Povvrll befare the Poval Commission inquiry into war contracts is not dis- proven Mr P Garland disqualified irom being the M _ ____ 4-, ..T, ill he member nisquainieu ILUUI for Carleton eountv under the provt of th, par! ac> DRY FARM METHODS PROVE SUCCESSFUL Illlnois, Mr. Tucker gives his impres sions in his own words, as follows Alberta Crop-Putlook "The outlook ior a big fine. When 1 left, the winter wheat was looking good and the spring; wheat planted in April was coming up fine Ihe ground had lots o! moisture and letters have come since m> return neen. nrowimu saymg thej had two'inches of ram 1er had been missing from his bone, last week which practically makes the Buck ranch, about 28 miles _j_. of Okotoks YOUNG RANCHER DROWNED Okoiolis June 28 is leained that Kfldie Buckler a cousin ot the late Captain Eric Buckler, who was killed the other da? at the front, has been drowned heep Creek. Bjick laST WHICH UIIWVW the crops sure The soil is well adap- ted to hold'moisture, and it was easy to get in mv crop Alberta is a great small-gram producing country if the farmers manage well It is simply a question of doing it right and they i will get fair crops in a dry year, for the soil will stand lots of dry wea-1 October oats ther, and with the usual amount rainfall gives a big vield The condi- tions are so favorable this year that those who -that the prop has never gone in in better shape in July wheat October wheat MARKETS 130 Hljh, Low tkt en WEATHER 7Z 45 xet to bring his farm up to its full standard 01 production He believes in getting idcis from the brst sourc- es and savs he has learned much of how to farm successnilly in southern Liberia fiom C S Voble-of Nijble- ford The lesson of good farming 'is being learned and the farmers who retllv farm know that sou'hern-Al- berta is hard to beat. On June 29th, 1885, thirty years todav, the first s_tore was opened m Lethbridge On site now occu pied b) the modern three-story bricl; building known as the Bentlcy com- pauv's departmental store Harry Bentley one of the real pioneers of Leihbridge pitched a tent and hung out his shingle "General Store He had hauled his stock by team from Medicine Hat, the end of the steel, and when he opened the flap of his lent and hung out his sign the first store in Lethbridge business and the foundation was laid for the present metropolis In August of 188I> the H i. I turkey trail entered Letfc bridge ana me ut.vclupnivnt of the bald-headed prairie to a thriving vil- lage began in earnest Mr Bentlev. bt- can to build a small store soon alter his arrival here The Lethbridge House was the second building to be put up m the business section, and its completion was iolioweu bs the erection oi the Higmhothar-- Drug Store 1 he population oi Lethbridge at the time Mr Bentlev. located here was verv snra'l It was confined to a few miners who were engaged collieries at the river bottom and the office staff of Alherta Coal and Navigation lived on the mer bottom but when i the Alberta Coal :ompanv These people u vii rrver bottom but when the company siineved the present tovvnsite the offices and quarters were moved up and and hecany th' nm-leua of the present 'citv of Lethbridge. i- GENERAL WE88EL8 J1 A THAITOft Bloemtontem Union ot South Africa, June victed of treason, VlCCed Ol vjcucial edu Weesels, memjier of Union defence council, sentenced to Jive vearf ,im' prisonment and fined Nicholas geriontein and Conroy member of the islature, were each to four years ;