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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATl'KDAY, AUGUST 20, THE CASUALTY LISTS Recruit Comes Here To Enlisit After Spending Months Haul- In North- ing Munition Trains In North ern Russia jiAre Further Developing Offen- 11 sive In Armenia Progress Also In Carpathian. Passes Against The Teutons London, Aug. Rus- sians, according .to a Pclrograd dispatch., are pressing the atl- va'ntage'rccetitly gained over the Turks, in sputhcrn Turkish Ar- nenia. The dispatch says: "On the line extending from the town of Kvgi to Lake Van, stubborn fighting continues. Our troops, after having entered the town of. Mush, advanced to he ridge of Kursl Dagu, where capiured a number of prison- tlip direction of Mosul we the remnants of lifcnrmy." Advance in Carpathians "In the Carpathians west of Nadworna, om advance guards, mg dispersed the enemy, oc- cupied HIP Milage of Guta and reached the soiuces of the riv- ers BysinUa and Bj stntza-Nad- in the legion of Rafalo- DOBBIN BURSTS INTO POLITICS W. R. DOBBIN W. R. Dobhin formerly engaged III. the real-.estate business here and %vho also acted as U.S. consular agent for several years is a candidate for the Republican nomination for rep- resentative Irom Cascade county in the State Legislature Montana. The primaries take place on August "Otli. Mr. Dobbin has been living, in Great Falls for the past tow years. lie is a native of the State of Iowa. SeigL Mellon To Receive Mili- tary Medal From the King Soon The folldwlngr interesting clipping liv more man Juu" Official British Photo taken somewhere along the region of the English More than 5000 of drive shows ai English company lined up for roll call in an advanced Mayue it sounds like .lulcs Verne, some" may not believe it. Hut an enor- mous share of the ammunition the Russian bear is using tills summer to roll back the German anil Austrian armies into their own territory was freighted over iu miles of Itnssiaii plains last winter by more than 1000 reindeer teams. More than ,000 of these fleet-footed horses of- the north were engaged in the work. That is the story told the Herald yesterday by George Sell, a locomotive fnginctr who worked in the far north of Rus- sia for six months last winter, and yes- terday signed on with Railway Construction Battalion because lie couldn't content himself to be away from the continent where the big scrap is going on. Jir. Sell was born in Throe Rivers, Quebec, of Dutch-French parentage, and he lias travelled about some. Ill fact he speaks English, French, Rus- sian, German and Austrian. So last fall when a call was made at Van- couver for locomotive engineers to go to Northern Russia to drive an engine for the Mill-man Railway, he with 1-1 others went along. Other Canadians went for other branches of tile rail- way service. They loft Vancouver in eight months' lerve of absence from the Pacific. Great Eastern; 'arriving In northern. Russia on October 27th.. trench after a gruelling battle. British Take Big Batch Of Prisoners In Recent Front Is Further Advanced. i London, Aug. hundred prisoners were taken in the British and French operations on the Somine front on Thursday. The British took 500 uiptives near Thiepval while the French gathered in GOO. INTENSE BOMBARDMENT puii MfflOFUND IRE Representative Overseas Club Visits. City-'and Is Promised Increased Support Enthusiasm for the tobacco fund for oOiaJers.in the trenches was arous- ed anew in-LetSbridse today by the very able -presentation of the case has been received by The Herald gency. railway from Kola. Bay, on the the business men of the city and in Farmers Shouldn't Leave Long er Than First Minute It Is Ripe Enough To Cut A piece of advice that farmers of Southern Alberta should hoed was handed out this morning by Superin tendent Fail field of the Experimental Faim Mr Tairtield. says that con- siirlne is plentv ripe when the Ss have commenced to turn nicely and the straw ib nie horn the ground up past the first joint H wheat b cut at tills stage and the binders closely tollowsl. up bj the stooKprs so that the .111 not dn out oo quickly the grain that appears a lit u the Eieen side will linen fine m the be i little bet tor grade than if a'lowed to get too ripe If it is possible to cap-sheaf tho stocks so much the bettei This ad is important in view of tho fact that frost damage may he expected about Septembei 10th Kit ARE 1ST WE The following list or reriu.tB SP cured b> Capt Asquith s reciuitmg staff heir in the cltj during the past six days goes to Drove that the men on recruiting dutv are leaving no atones unturned nor allowing any grass to grow uifdei their feet, in their efforts to secure recruits. ISO hpui is too looii for these men to tuin out in the rooming and any night will find them between tho hours of ten and eleven at the office should there be half a chance to coax a man the doorstep. The men are looking forward to a quick trip overseas and in anticipa- tion of bating their hopes put into eftecf they arfl out on the streets from morning till night and the fol- lowing Hat of recruits is a sample of one weeks work to the credit of that staff Corporal until recently the Mounted Police detachment at Macleod B 6 John Mettalrmid'.'-jRB. E. McBrtdc, Terry Walsh A Undgron Mike Seklvitch; (Jhas Innocent! Benedict Wolont, Alex "tt askow and Frank Savonl. j_ r C P R STOCK New Aug of CJ. P. R, stock today was at 177. Lethbridgi ada, for seven years. He was a mem- ber of the police force -under Chief Gillespie of-that city. ..He enlisted with the 3rd Canadian mounted, rifles He has been In France 12 months and is now in the hospital suffering from shell shock. His only .brother, Her- bert, who lives in Lethbridge, is in France' with the Army Service corps Sergt. Mellor served in the'Boar war and was wounded in the leg. He has been thrice mentioned in despat- ches. When his captain, Capt. Coates, was mortally wotinded in December last, Sfirgt. Mellor carried him from the Mrs. Jfellor, his inbther, has been informed by an officer that her son will receive the military me- dal at the hands of the King at Buck- ingham palace when -he recovers. BRITISH NAVAL AUXILIARY SUNK London, Aug. torpedoeing in the North Sea of naval the loss of 23 men, was announced officially today. Eighty seven men were saved doed vessel was the armed boarding steamer Duke of Albany. The an- nouncement follow s The British armed boarding steamer Dul e of Al bany was torpedoed and sank in the North oir Thursday by an ;euemy ine iml men M.T6 lOSt. 76 men of other Eleven officers ami were E. N. Higinbotham of the provincial secretary s department has charge of the administration of the estates of the mentally -unbalanced in the province in the cit> on his waj to Hegma here lie goes to m the methods in use there The Saskatchewan department has been organized for-two years and -Sir. Higinbotham hopes to get some val- uable pointers. Mr. OHieinbotMm is now busy, organising his nevrvdepan. ment and .'putting it on a systematic basis the only open seaport the Russian's have on the north and they did not discover it until the broke put and they needed it badly. From Kola Bay the road ran inland toward.Pet- rograd, but there was a break of 92 miles between end oE steel on the Kola Bay end and Kundalecta, the end of steel from the Petrograd end; It was to bridge this gap tliat the reindeer freights were used. Wr. Sell worked on the Kola Bay end of the line during his stay and he had tho experience of .his life- Trains rriu day and night, just as thick sis they could be handled on-the road. The channel at Kola Bay was filled with ships of every nationality all loaded to the decks with munitions for the Russians. Hundreds of Ger- man prisoners were there in charge oE Cossacks to unload the boats and. load the trains. Flat cars only were used. As soon as a train was load- ed it started Then at the end of the steel the prisoners unloaded it and loaded up the reindeer freights, transferring the munitions again at Kundalecta. The reindeer could make the 92 mile trip over the. grade in loss than a day. Talk about rough railway construc- tion camps, Mr. Sell says his'exper- iences at Kola Bay are the best of his life. For two mouths after they ar- rived their provisions failed to come. The company was to have made special preparation for them out fail- ed to do-so, and.they lived part of the time on black bread. Then, when the provisions did come they had the fat of the hind, and 400 cases of whiskey thrown in. The Canadian boys worked out their six mouths' contract, some of them returned and some iiayed under new contract. This summer the gap in the line has been completed giving another railway from Petrograd to 'the sea" on the north the Afternoon addressed an enthusias- under the auspices ui who, under Paris, AUR. an intense bombardment last night the Germane i launched an infantry attack west of Tuhure, in the Champagne district. They penetrated the French position, but subsequently were expelled. German at- tacks on the Somme and Verdun fronts were repulsed. A German attack on .the Somn-e front wus made at I-Iill 121 near the town of jVIaurnpas recently captured by the French On tho Verrtrn front east of the Meuse the Germans attacked the French i line between Fleury and Thiamont after a heavy were -ible j to make no advance. Aerial engagements occurred all along the front. 1 Two dermaii aeroplanes were shot down in the Sommc sector, one near Craoime and another on the Verdun front. Six others were damaged and two Gorman captive balloons vrere destroyed. This French statement says: "On-thu Sommc front artillery fighting was "violent late Friday and during part of Friday night. South oC Maurepas strung enemy reconnoitering parties in the vicinity of" Hill 121 were dispersed. _________ In the Champagne, after an intense bombardment the enemy attacked our positions west of Tahure at two different points. The attack was stopped by Blame Lawyers For Slow our curtain fire except iu a small salient where the enemy gained a foot- gross and Appeal To Juilg To Speed Them Up Winnipeg, Aug. been in custody for "close to five weeks and with'no release in..sight, the jurors who are hearing the" case.against the ex-ministers today the pre- "Shortly afterward we drove him out by a counter attack with hand gren- ades. On the ignt banl nf fhn Muise tbe eneni} boraba t'ed tut region of Tlnamont and 1 leurj Seveial Hvelj offevnve actions dgaina o village and tbe trenches bordering on Thiamont works failed "In the Loriaine caught under om fue a German leconnoiteimg party before Neiuillcrs northwest of "Bandonvillers "Elsewhere the jilfthljvafi1 tdlm PRUSSIAN GUARDS REPULSED men said the length of the trial was causing much anxiety to them all and adueii that many of them were suffer- serious financial loss. "To our minds it appears that counsel for both thousands of soldiers in the trenches terrific strain, find tobacco a boon no one but they can realize. Dr Cragg, who was present this ioniing and who was instrumental in ...-curing tlie visit of Mr. Jones here who knows himself from exper- ience-in English hospitals benefit of tobacco to the testified to this in no uncertain terms, and said that all possible should be done to aid the fund. Mr. Jones pointed of the soldiers, the hope that better progress would be made from this time. With today's session the fifth week of the trial was concluded. The crown will tasc an- other week at least for their witness, and the duration of the trial depends largely upon what witnesses are call- ed by the defense. GERMANS MAKE1.REPRISALS Berlin, via. Sayvilie, Aug out that increasing donations were government the seques- necessary to keep me fund going. Cation of' the property of a gas com- The matter is actively being taken up operating in this city, the owner- nnn- in 1 'L-l-n'., nf -n-liinli it- nt-itieh now in Lethbridge. were captured. The official British statement says: "The enemy bombarded our first line trenches south of Ancret throughout the night. Covered by his artillery fire he attacked our positions west of Guillemont between quarries and Montauban-Guillemont road, but was repulsed with losses. Near Mouquet farm we made further progress, the east and southwest, where we have taken another 400 vards of the enemv's trenches along the Counellette- Thiepval road The impoitance attributed by die enemy to the sector of his line is shown b> the great effoits he is making to recover his lost ground in the ieipsie salient. Recently lie has been effecting a peat concentration of guns in this area to oppose our progress and support his at- tacks Last night he attacked in considerable force om new trenches south of Thiepval village This attick was made b> of the Prussian guard and was preceded bj eTtremel> bombardment It was pressed with determinate but was lepulsed with losses to the enemy and we maintained all oui positions Opposite Auchj we exploded two .mines and occupied both craters There is nothing to report on the te mainder of the front. Medicine Hat, ship of which is British. Special dispatches from London.re- cently called attention to a decree is- I sued July 31st, by the German jbundesrath; as likely to affect num- erous British interests in Germany. Under it the chancellor is empowered in bis discretion to order the liquida-' tion of concerns in Germany whose capital is held preponderantly by British subjects; or which are con- trolled or managed from Britisli 'ter- ,Tlm decree was described as i being one of reprisal for Britisli liqui- dation of German undertakings. CAPT. OF DEUTSCHLAND GETS BIG PRESENTATION coast and of course the reindeer be discarded. On returning to. Canada Mr. Sell worked for a while at Vancouver, then came hero to run a locomotive for the C. hut the life is too J tame so Fred Downer signed him up yesterday and he' hopes before he comes back to nm the Allied spec- ial into Berlin. hqmcsteader named Kiraberley living Bremen, via London, Aug. near Jeniief came back to his, shack ly marks have been contribul- afte'r being to town found an unknown ed by a number wealthy men of this w re-cit for'resentation to Captain Kon- person'in'possession of it, who for'presentation to Captain Kon- fused to allow him to enter, the in-jig of commercial submarine truflcr threatened to shoot so after Doutschland, and his crew, vain efforts to gain admission KImber-. A book is being--writtjm by Captain ley rcturned'to Jenner for the moun ed'police. When the police arrived the'man "ran for his gun. and kept tiring his revolver and rifle for two hours but without hitting any one. He then used his last cartridge to blow oujf his own brains. The dead MAJOR OSLER SUCCEEDS' W. G. BELL .COU -fc, MORE DISASTFRC Tondon Aug 21 report that the 'iVorwegiah'- stoamcr .Velox, 177 tbnsf 1ms been sunk .in the Nort Sea HPF crev landed 1 he Danish stoftiner Avanli. lioiind for tho with of pulp, wus seized 1'i a Gorman toruedo Winnipeg, Aug. to information received today from Ot- tawa, Lieut.-CoI.. W. G. Bell of thr 174th battalion, now quartered in will resign that command to occupy' ii position, on the local headquarters staff. He will be suc- ceeded by Major P. F. Osier, who left the'city over a year ago with the 43rd battalion. Major Osier, who is the .well-known member of ;iie firm of Osier, Ham- mond rind Nuntou, is expected to ar- rive from tho east'shortly to assurno his command. Konig describing his voyage to the United States and return. man. Is unknown except that he is an Austrian and the name Zarnwell was iu liia shirt. It Is believed he is i homesteader from the Empress dist- ,'ict; as he1 was seen getting' on" the train; at, Eitnpress the day before. The affair August 22.________ FIRES'IN FAR NORTH Toronto, Aug. L. Englehart, chairman of; the Tpmiskaming and Northern Ontario railway commission, stated .tonight that had bush fires between New Liskcard and Heslip, and were being looked after. I ondon Aug British aeroplanes London -Vug 26 The Stifts Tlden Reuler dispatch from Copenhagen as m o( Namur 46 mlles southeast of saylug that the commandei of the Brussels submarine which sank the 'Lusitamii I T] c official account says Earlv was Captain 5Iax Valeatmer son of 1 1 riday morning an ittack u as carried the Dean of Somlerstmrj, Cathedial j out bj nival aeroplanes upon tho Valentiner, the newspaper sais has Unemj airshin sheds near Namur The, heen decormoil of or Uheds were sucjessfullj bombarded dors since the sinking of the liner and ot them hit, but dim to including the .Iron Cross of the first class, and the Hohenzollern House. or- der and with a sword the special dis tinction and. personal gift of the Ger- man Emperor. REACHES NEW LONDON the low lying clouds it was sible to obsene the damage done One of our machines failed to return." New London, Conn..-Aug.- Gorman steamer which fled from Montreal and was interned at Boston, Mass., at the outbreak of the j European war, and sailed from Bos 'Of Cape Cod RECOMMENDED FOR THE V.C. ton Thursday'by canal, arrived here 1 n H been learned at his old home ind sailed from Bos that u..Col. Track wheat October .wheat Octdber oats October flax MARKETS 1S9J4 163% 195J4 WKATHER High PENDANT D'ORIELLE MAN WOUNDED Lieut. Capstlck, of Pendant is listed Iu today's casualties as-'being'wounded. ..5 161 TisaBvJ C. G. K. Nourse manager of the Bank of Commerce at is in the city accompanied by D L Beck, assistant manager of the Calgary branch, and Mrs. Beck and O Brodigan. The party motored Calgary. Mr. Nourse. Ii iastic about vthc crops formerly with the Mounted Police and, well-known to many in Lethbridge, was killed in action, was rccom: mended for Victoria Cross On I March 18th one of the air scouts was i in difficulties, his machine taking a upon a pirt of the ground at that was unJer shell file Shaw -riished out of his'dugout, and earned tin, pilot to the aeroplane being shattered by a fe tell immediately afterwards ___. A from most enthus All the <-ood reports he has hca'd Iljo bridge district were fonnd to" be well within the mark. The 45 _ Wlllllll ine nit: (intij win ForecMt: i.iflht 'fine' and 'cool. ZAA main in tho district Sunday, will re ONLY A YACHT London, Aug admiraltv .unvuiiCGS that the GeTlnail claim at sunk a patrol boat Jn the, nclghbdfhooil ot the Gulf of V'c'sati diotte, doubtless refem to the Drltlsll arnjed yacnt Zalda, ;