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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta AUJERTA IKMIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1010 ROSSIANSARE DRIVE )N Figures for South of Last Year's Have Captured Mush Turks Evacuate Pris- oners Change on East Potrosrad, Aug. H Is announc. ed that the Hussians have resumed their advance along the entire Asiatic The Turks have evacuated Bitlits. Occupy Town of Mush London, Aug. change is fported on the eastern front, but tin lussian offensive in Armenia is ac- jareutly assuming powerful propor- ions, Petrograd reports the re-occu- pation of'the important town of Mush, and the capture of prisoners at Hactita. New Offensive Develops Petrograd, Aug. new offen- sive movements of the Russians in Southern Turkish Armenia are being developed energetically: The war of- fice reported today that Russian troops French Capture of Maurepas Strategic Tightening Pinchers at Guillemont. Yields Reach mate is Conservative Does Not Include Retlaw Line ___ I lowers shaded portion -mows Allies' entrenched 'encampment at, Saioniki, but the British arc now fighting lake Ho-an where Ihev have pushed into Serbia. The indicates roughly tho Allies' lines. 1 he i Hulgars have occupied Vlorna 'ion On the east they have crowed the Motsa and advanced toward kavula. in 1915, is the estimate with- the Greehs imving withdrawn. That Southern Alberta raised OOIH'OO htisliols of all kinds of grain) gathered iii "the'past few days by-the Herald from grain men, railway officials and others who have been handling the crop and are in a position to speak Cram facts and figures. A year ago on August 1st estimates being made by crop experts were placed from 000.000 to bushels. It was not until bushels of grain hud actually been moved off the Leth- bridgc division that F. Walker, C.P. K. superintendent here at the lime, came out witli a new estimate of bushels. The figures given above are very carefully made up. It is known that bushels have been shipped --------H i fn ..itnc.lt west of I lh'e Lethbridge division to date. are continuing to attack west ot take-Van. The recapture of .Mush area mention- this figure. Is taken from prov- incial government reports, -it is es- Jiiiated that the farmers retained announced last night. -1- Austrlans Repulsed Pet'rbgradi'-'Aug. forces before ;6mpted. to, take tlie 'ioftensivo yester- Small actions sector between Vilna and Baranovichi- corded: forj feed and, seed at least bushels, mostly .oats and barley, al- seed IT STARTS lough. Uor It'-iS-further estimated from care- fully gathered reports from all dist- ricts that there is live per cent of last year's marketable crop still in the hands of the farmers. This makes another two million. In all the 1916 'crop shows: Marketed, bushels. Feed and seed, bushels. To market. bushels. Total, bushels. .Retlaw Line Not Included' It is to be remembered also that the Retlaw branch is not included in the above recapitulation. The Ret- law line, though it serves territory which has always been considered-as belonging to Lethbridge, ties in: to Binders Sweeping Through SaOOj the C. P. R. main line at Suffield_and ZEPPS ATTACK BOAST Acres of of Labor Now Ray Knight, of Raymond, was in the city yesterday and made the state- ment that-he had started cutting on his acres ot crop. The grain is ripening nicely and Mr. Knight says that his binders will stop only for rain from now until the whole crop is in the stook. Cutting is now fairly general throughput most of the south except from jlagrath west where the middle ot next week will find the bin- ders busy. The harvest Jabor scare has chang- ed within the past two or thre weeks, and there is-plenty of labor on hand. It if the wages would be nor- mal, that is from'52.50 to per day instead of mid ?4.00 which had been expected. The petering out of the Manitoba and Dakota crops is responsible for the big rush of men are coming here from the east instead of remaining in Manitoba as ill other years. is not in the Letlibrldge division. This line shipped three or four million bushels last year, so that the actual territory which centres on tills city raised bushels last year, of which 75 per cent was v.-Ueat, making bushels alone of wheat raised in what is generally known as Southern Alberta last year. The figures are a revelation, but they serve as a true basis on which to estimate this year's yield at (15 per cent of that of .last year, on an 80 BEST WHEAT CROP IN S. ALBERTA'S HISTORY T without frost, will harvest the largest quantity of high grade wheat in her history not even excepting the bimoe yea- 1915. Up to the present time wheat: has not been touched by rust, frost or smut, and has only suffered the merest touch of damage from hsil or insects. Given twenty days of the present warm weather and the wheat yield in the territory west -from Medicine Hat to Calgary and south to bound- arv will averaae 25 and very possibly 30 bushels of wheat to the acre, while It IS difficult to estimate what the oats wm yield if they finish without frost damage. Wheat cutting has started in a number of d.stncts, but will not be general over the area, specified for.at least ton days." ALL Paris, AUg, landing of troops at Salonika has now been completed. People Throng Streets, Watch- -ing Attack of Raiders By British'Aircraft London, Aug. of the of hostile airships which crossed the 'east and southeast coasts of England between midnight and three o'clock this morning as disclosed by the oincial statement of the war office show that nine persons are reported to have been injured, some mortally. Other damage effected by the raiders is declared to have boon slight. "Anti-aircraft guns came into action at certain points from both land and ships at sea. Some of our aircraft went up in pursuit. One aeroplane succeeded in firing on a raider at :lose range, but she eluded her pur- suers in the clouds. A further re- port will "follow." Three persons were killed and sev- eral injured by a Zeppelin which per cent acreage, bringing the total dropped a large number of boml TO'START OUT AGAIN n Aug. .for another voyage of the sub- .Deutschland to the Unit- fed States are well under way. ITALIANS ADVANCE new attack of the- Italrans in the Dolomites is being hindered by unfavorable weather conditions, but some fur- ther progress is reported today. Well Known Local Mail Carrier Found by-Patrol Boat Flounder- ing in Meshes of Trap in Straits of Dover New York, Aug. New York City News association quotes "an of- ficer of the British merchant marine" who arrived here today as authority for the statement that the German submarine Bremen has been captured by the British and 33 of her crew of 35 made prisoners. The Bremen was captured in the straights of Dover in the steel net on August 2nd. The Bremen, while enmeshed In the net was sighted by a British patrol boat her stern under water and her bow high above the surface. After endea- voring for a time .to extricate the wreck, the patrol boat steamed away for Dover with her prisoners, accord- ing to the officer quoted. The British government maintained silence in re- gard to the capture as another Ger- man trans-Atlantic submarine Amer- ika was said-.to be on the way here and it hoped to capture her also. bushels of grain t'o thresh this harvest. Tiiis is the first estimate of tlie 19] G crop the Herald' hns made and the figures are tlie result of compila- tions on last year's actual crop and the condition "of the lOlli crop today. Heavy frost within the next ten flays would of materially affect t'ue figures. Athens, Aug. all parts of Greece officers and men are hastening The latest word; from ,the .gallant, to Saioniki to volunteer with the en- Lethbridge boy, Corp. Bruce Davies, tente forces to fight the Bulgarians, j D.C.M.. who'lies shattered by a Ger- A corps of Albanians lias arrived at man shell in a hospital in London, Saioniki. In view of the intensity of feeling over the Bulgarian advance a mass meeting planned for next Sunday in celebration of the anniversary of the revolution of 1909 is regarded with ionic apprehension. dispatch says there was excitement in a toivn on the Thames estuary the new.1: of the njiprbach of u Zeppelin. Mist obscured the raider, but it conld .be heard approaching from the east. Shortly afterward a series of violent explosions, followed by cannonading, shook buildings and lighted the sky. People thronged the streets, calm- ly watching these operations which lasted half an hour. niissiriz since July 23rd, is the news received .by Mrs. Brennan here. Noth- ing has been heard -from him since. Billy was better known in Leth- bridge as a football player than pos- sibly any other man and his many Ml I friends hope to hear shortly that he isl safe. He has been in the big light ever since he reached the old country and has seen, action in sovcv- London. Aug. Russians al different parts of. the front. He' have concentrated a large number of came through all the actions in which j troops on the Roumanian frontier and Paris, Aug. last night completed the occupation of Maurepas and Carried a line two hundred metres bsyond the town on a two-kilometre front. WITHIN TSN MILES OF COMBLES Paris. Aug. ccjiplete occupation of Maurepas brings the French- English advance lines on the Somme within ten miles of Combles, the advance on which is greatly aided by this forward movement. The Germans have placed on the line against the French between Hardecourt and Clery, the fifth division of Bavarian reserves and The French and the first division oE the Prussian guards. This guard division is commanded by Prince Eltel Frederick, second son of the German emperor, and took part in the fighting at Maurepas. Uuillemont. whore the English have made progress, is being detendeu hy the Kaiser Wilhelm's III. regiment of Wurttcmburg. GERMAN COUNTER-ATTACKS FAIL Paris, Aug. French gains on the Somme front in the vicinity ot Maurepas' yesterday were followed by heavy German counter-attacks last night. The official report today says the Germans were repulsed with heavy A German assault was delivered against Hill 121 near Maurepas. Heavy shelling of the German lines continues in the region of Lassigny and Rove. On tho Verdun trout the Germans attacked Floury in the night, but were unsuccessful. I The statement, follows: "North of the Somme our troops consolidated I ground occupied north and northwest of Maurepas. South of the village the Germans made a sharp counter-attack against Hill 121 oecuiirai ui oar Droops. Mowed down liy our artillery and machine gun fire the enemy was unable to approach our lines at'any point and sufCcrcc'. heavy losses. "Between Avre and tho Aisnc the artillery firing was rather spirited ill the night in the regions of Massigny and Mouliii-Sous-Toutvent." "On the right bank'' Qf..tlift Mouse the enemy's artillery activity as did the region ot Thifiumqut..work. Early this morning a German attempt against the vmage-ou pieury failed utterly. "In tlie forest of Apremont there was a rather lively bombardment of our trenches, followed by an attempted attack whicli was stopped by our curtain Ghauvoucoiirt an enemy surprise: attack against one of our posts failed under our fire. "One of our pilots yesterday brought down a German biplane, which fell near Gremacy, north of Nancy" BRITISH FURTHER TIGHTENING THE PINCHERS AT GUILLEMONT With the British armies in France, via London, has been murderous work on both flanks in ths Soinme region where, with every stage ot British progress, the fighting seems to become more bitter and the artn- The repulse.last night or tlie German attempt to drive the British out of. the edge of Guillemont and the neighboring stone auanr was- one ot tho most sanguine since the war began. Tonight the British have been making further progress east of Delville wood and further tightening the pinchers dn Ginchy and Guillemont. This afternoon they pressed forward another lap towards Thiepval All was seen clearly as if on the stage, even to the detail of men standing on the edge of the trench and throwing bombs as they might toss biscuits into a basket. Clearing out the snipers, plodding ahead with their supplies of bombs and carrying their light machine guns, that persistent line of infantry, under Ike cover of the continuous blasts from their own guns and in the midst o'f bursting shells of the enemy, never faltering, reached the very top of the ridge at one point, for a front of yards. They were within .only five hundred yards of the pulverized remains of what once was ths village of Thiepval. The British statement follows: "On the right we joined up with the French, who made important progress Thursday through Maurepas Much hard fighting has taken place in the eastern and northern edges of DeHille wood, and we have now advanced our line several hundred yards on each side of the Longueval-Fleers Road. We have taken prisoner eight officers and 11 "'feiiEth of the enemy's trenches captured south of Thiepval announced in, Thursday night's communication extends across Leipsic salient for a distance of 76 yards. Still further progress has been made in this sector. MUST QUIT ALL SIDE JOBS RY. SITUATIONS came through a e acons n wc j troops on te oumanan roner a he was engaged without a scratch and i on the hanks of the Danube, I it is hoped his good luck stayed with i for the purpose ot invading Bulgaria 1 INDIANS WANT RIGHTS Ottawa. Aug. A. S. Smith, of OrnnUprd, accompanied hy Chief Harry Morton, and William Loft, all of the Six Nationi) reserve, interview- ed tho 'imlliii' department yesterday and asked for a definition of tho rlghta tinder whlcliMhSy hold their reserve, granted thorn in-1784. Eng., is that he is improving'.alowls1 and ,s able to sleep more comfortably, now. This word was from the information bureau of the Can- adian Red Cross society in. London. Bruce for- a long time was unable to get sleep snd terrible woundn were not healing as fast as theymight be. However, he is making good pro- gress "he1, lias already lost a leg and his other limbs nj-n con siderably shattered. A1 comrade of Bruco's writing from.Shqrnclilfo says the .list boys are p-Vi proud of Bmca and Ihal Iho'o tho saw his Balbiu work it the fro.it, say Umt he do served tho V, C, Washington, Aug. rail- road strike negotiations resolved themselves today outwardly at least into a more or less confused state. regressions of optimism from noth sides were not so free ae they were on Thursday and the feeling heretofore general among ths manaQers that the plan to in- clude the 5-hour day would be found was not so evident. FOUR HUNS ESCAPE Moncton, N. B.. Aug. police hero were notified Wednesday of the of four German prisoners of war from the detention camp at Ani- liersl, N. 3. CARRIED LETTERS s IN "BROKEN" ARM Amsterdam, Aug. nnrse enter- ing Holland from .Germany recently Pruth. had a "broken" arm that was encased in plaster of Paris. Arriving at the frontier where everyone has to submit to search, the military guard demand-! by way of Dubrudja, according to Budapest dispatch to the Horning Post quoting the Azest. The Azest also reports powerful Roumanian forces gathered on the lower Danube and the Ottawa, Aug. It is understood the minister of finance is about to issue an order which will put a stop to the practice ;tmong civil servants of doing little side jobs during their snare time in order to money. earn ed that the casing be ripped open, j When-the cast was broken some 80 letters lay exposed. -The arm was per- fectly whole and healthy. MARKETS Spot Wheat Track Wheat................ October. Wheat.............. October Oats................ October Flix 195 WEATHEB High Forccatt: Generally lair. 62 London, Aug. Grand Sherif of Mecca, the chief mog- istrato of the holy city, who announced his independence of Ottoman rule in June and sup- ported by Arab tribes, the Turkish garrisons of Mec- eta and several other cities, has proclaimed a definite rupture between .orthodox Mohnmmu- dana and those represented by the commjttei! of union and progress, 'which ia now in pow- er in Turkey. 0 Ottawa, Aug. praise for the 4th Canadian Division now in Eng- land in readiness to go over to France is contained in a report received by the government from Inspector-Gener- al Alderson, who recently inspected the division. Alderson describes tltc division as being of. fine physique while its marching and discipline is good. STRIKE IS OVER Thetford JllncSs Quo., Aug. Striking asbestos yesterday, decided id go.back to wbrK Specifications on the Manitoba Buildings Were Not Followed Very Closely, Says Expert Winnipeg, Aug. H. Russell, architect, called as expert witness' by the crown in the trial of the ex-minis- ters, swore today, summarizing his evidence, that it looked very much as though the parliament buildings con- tractor had necn allowed his own way, "The specifications were not adher1 ed to in almost every lespect. work as carried out was cheaper thall the work specified, but as it was fairly ,good work with the et- ception of parts of the caissons some other things which were abso- lutely bad' ;