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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA KKIDAY, ,11'LY H. 1016 NUMWiK IS1 CMOFflC GERMAN SUBMARINE WHICH ARRIVED AT BALTIMORE JJen. Supt. Cameron Stales Thai 75 Per Cent, of Wheat Is Headed Ready To Handle Big Crop SH RESUME OFFENSIVE 17 I? r Picture shows par I of the crew of sixty aboard lliu now I'a- "Between 75 and S5 per cent of Uio i vheat over tlio Alberta division is j loaded out or heading. Ten 'lays ago ho crop was behind that of last year i point of advance mo nt. Today 1 (run ay most crops are as far advanced I showing just as well they were on Una-date last year." General Superintendent J. M. Cam- eron, of the C. LJ, U., was in the city few minutes vcstenluy after-} .oon. and during an "interview with'mous German jiicrdianl-subma nne which recently arrived at he Herald made the above enroiirag-; Baltimore, U. S. A., from Germany. hs statement on llift crop outlook. __________________________ Damage from hail and other causes to j date has been exceedingly light, if course tho hail season is not far TyI O jonc yet. However, tho company. -LTA d. JL lopes to move as much grain from he Alberta division this year as last I present crop conditions continue. All of last year's crop on Ihe com- i pany's right-of-way has been moved, j Supt. Cameron said. What is left is j tho hands of the farmers. Allies to Hold Initiative London, July Allied conference of equipment War Secretary George declared the combined allied offensive had wrenched the initiative from the Germans "never" ha trusted "to return again. We have crossed the watorshsd and now victory'is beginning to flow in our direction. The change dus to improvement of our equipment, ABLE TO KEE'P IT UP. London, July. Asquith in announcing the suspension of the August bank holiday in the house of commons this afternoon re- vealed the determination of the Allies to continue the great Somme offensive for months, if necessary, to achieve final victory. [Sarcee Camp in Madrid, July law lias declared throughout .Spain. Tliis ..ethbrldgo division is going to beat j jg of tho Mg strikes he busliel wlj-ch raiiw.iys throughout the ho lines controlled from here. The country.have been tied up, and strik- Oariiiangay line has set the record for j ers have started riots. Alberta, although the Empress-Swift Current" line "in" the Alberta division, hough it lies wholly in Saskatche- wan, will .beat the Carmangay line .in loint'-'oC shipments per mile of line. The Empress line has set a record the whole of Western Canada'to phoot at. General and pass- enger never better in Al- >erta, which according to Mr. Cam- eron, Is a pretty fair barometer of justness conditions. A great volume of coal is moving. Regarding the outlook for harvest labor, Mr. Cameron said the officials were working on it, but it does not ooli too bright. Mines, lumber camps nnd other big labor-using concerns are taking all the men they can get, HO there will bo no floating surplus when the harvest sots in. There will be a great increase in elevator capacity in Alberta to handle harvest. In No. 1 division applications for 85 elevator sites j have been received by the company. 'Mr Cameron went to Calgary, ac- by Supt. Cotterell and by Lethbridge, and Jrince Eric Comes All the Way From Vic- An Old Cam- paigner Hundreds of Southern Algerians j will lake advantage of the Red Cross i excursion to Sarcee on July 29th Iie- j cause on that date they will probably j have their last opportunity of seeing H. R. H. the Duke of ronnaught. who j goes back to England next fall. The I governor general will inspect the jtroops at Sarcqe on July Ullth, and the excursionists from 'the south will be afforded every opportunity to visit the camp and witness "the review. The excursion leaves Magraih at 5 o'clock in the morning and .Lothbriitee at 6.30. William Hooper enlisted with the Battalion today. He is un- doubtedly one of the finest recruits that have attested in Lethbridge for j some time. He arrived from Victoria i yesterday and having heard of the strenuous campaign the Sergeants I were holding lie tame this morning to the tent and stated "I want to enlist, have just come back from the front Sergeant and I want to 50 again, 1 can't help myself.' Hooper first joined the army in ISflli in England with the 21st Lancers and was stationed at Cairo, In 1SHS he served with Kitchener at Khar- toum and was pt! at the battle of Omdunmm at the famous charge of the 21st Lancers. lu lS9i) he returned to Ireland and when war was declared v ounu U3 South Airira was transferred of Denmark who, with 'sign on any man desirous of joining! to 32nd Field, Battery and served un- 'here, will act iif- Vaudrey Petrie. formerly in charge Condition of Canadian Railways To Be Be Nationalized Ottawa, July an- nouncement WES.made in the gov- press today of ..the ap- pointment of "the commission which wil! inquire into the con- ditions of the Canadian railways. The commission, whose Investiga- tions may lead to a broad system of nationalization of transconti- nental railway lines, consists of Alfred H. Smith, president of the New York Centra! Sines, who will act as chairman; Sir Henry Dray- ton, chairman of the board- flf railway commissioners for Cana- da, and Sir George Palsh, eminent British statistician. Germans, Surprised, Offer Little Villages are Control Im- portant Success. Bulletin, London. July troops at dawn today broke into German positions on a four mile front in tiie region north of the Sonime and captured several strongly de- fended localities, says the official announcement of the war of- fice. The British atlaek was delivered on the second'system of f'icnnan defences, says the statement, which adds Uiat heavy lighting continues. The official statement reads: "This morning at dawn we attacked the enemy's second system of defences. Our troops have broken into hostile posi- tions on a front of four miles and have captured several strong- ly defended localities. Heavy fighting continues." CAPTURE MANY POSITIONS Bulletin, London, July troops in their attack on ic second system of German defences captured Longueval, Ba- zentin, Legrand and Trones Wood, says a Renter dispatch from the British front. The Renter dispatch., which comes from ihe war correspon- dent's headqnai levs, says that following a heavy bombardment of German second defence lines Ihe British infantry attacked at dawn today and broke through the second line over a front of 5000 yards. The dispatch adds: "Latest reports state that we captured the village of.-Longueval, Bazentin, Lcgrande, and cleared the enemy out of the Trones wood. The weather is cool and cloudy and favorable to our operations." Lpndon, July official report of Ihe important at- tack says: "To'th'e east of-Gontahnaison our columns have now entirely occupied Mametz: wood and reached Longuevale, a distance of about 500 yards from this village." The Second Stage There was no news this morning of The British advance reported in developments on the rc- dav's official dispatches apparently mainder of the western front, last constitutes the second phase of the accounts the French were preparing great .Ynnlo-French offensive in the to resume their offensive south of tho neighborhood of the Somme river, Somme, while the. Germans were stul which began July 1st over a front hammering at the defences of Verdun, of something more than 20 miles. Prance believes, however that the The first phase of this offensive cur- continuation of the Somme battle will ried the British forward and gave compel the Germans to slacken their them possession of Contalniaison and efforts at Verdun which now have Snpt. Cameron, was a visitor at the Vioose Jaw Stampede on Wednesday. this corn. This is not a fighting unit, i til the end of the war with Kitchener lUcn who are bridge builders, track j for the secoiul time. He was wounded layers, carpenters, teamsters, in fact again at tile battle of Paardeburg. 1m- any man who'is anxious to'gct to the j mediately on Ihe declaration of war i front and is not afraid of hard work vc-ith Germany Hooper enlisted and fire I to the unit. difficulties, is welcome 'was attached to the 2Uii Battalion, Only sufficient drill for C.B.F. Ho went through the battle ol the handling of the battalion is under- taken. The unit will mobilize at Val- cartier. Oue man from Lethbridge, William Linton, has already signed on, and more are expected. Those who want to join should see Mr. Downer at.once. Work to Start on Extension of Grade to Bi-Weekly Service Commencing on Tuesday next a new service ivill he Inaugurated on tlm Letl C. the ten The Chinook club, Mous and Marne and numerous other .engagements and was gascd at the battle of Thier where he was recom- mended tor the D.C.M. Hooper is the proud possessor of six medals. This is the first time, in his lit Hooper has been in Canada and he lilies the country.One. In seven [he lias EESU it from the Atlantic to the Pacific, having just returned from Victoria. When war broke out Hooper was with tile Imperial army, but on a call being made for non-coms for the first Canadian division, he transferred "The Canadians at the trout are great scrappers" said Hooper to the Herald, "and they are doing great work. They are now holding their own section at the front and are highly thought of by British as well as French him from getting into battle, but ho is now in France in training quarters there, assisting in justnictional work. Before leaving this city he underwent an operation at the Gait hospital for the removal' of varicose veins. T-le j expresses great disappointment at not! being able to get into the thick of it, hut says that he lias some lively experiences going to and from the j trenches, and testifies to the awful- ness of the sniping business which takes a man unawares as he moves back and forth from the trenches. You see a man drop with a groan and j wonder if yon arc going to be the next. He says German prisoners taken say that all will be over In two months tuat and the admission of Indies to the club under such rules as may be adopted at the meeting. A full at- i tendance of members is requested at AIKEHS TO BE GOVERNOR Winnipeg, July H is an- nounced In government news- papers here that Sir James At- hens president of the Canadian Bar association and millionaire lawyer, is to be appointed gov- ernor of Manitoba, succeeding Sir Douglas Cameron, on Aug. 1st. noxi. Manitoba Conservatives will hold it convention here July to elect :i new leader. provements have- been made on then) that it is almost imposible to jam them. Snpper William Humes, formerly of Tabor and Lcthbrfdge. who was re- ported some time ago as wounded, nnd later as missing, has now been officially reported as a prisoner ot war in Germany. Sanpor Humes first joined the Kith C. M. K. and lat- er was transferred to the engineers! while they wem recruiting nt Calgary. Previous to enlisting hu was a minor at Tabor. and that they are glad to be taken. One prisoner, however, when told that he might be taken to England said, "How can you take '.is there? We have been told that the Germans control the seas." Winnipeg, Man., July deprecating excessive talk about labor shortage, in relation to the harvest, .Commissioner of Immi- gratlon J. Bruce Walker here, rec-' ognizes the seriousness of the position, and this morning he stated that it would be necessary for industrial and commercial un- dertakings to close down for a time tti release sufficient laborers This drastic remedy he consid- ered the only way of placing the harvest in a position of security. Bezantiu-Ie-Gnimle, indicates that the British in today's assault advanced eastward or northward from Cental- maison or Montaubon and that they Russian Situation The Russians have made no notice- able advance on one part of their front since they gained the StoTjho'd apparently have brought their right rlver, where the struggle continues wing on a par with the French left j desperately. The right bank appar- and are thrusting a salient between' Peronne, the immediate French ob- jective, and Bapanme. the point at which the British movement is report- the left bank cd io be directed. (having recelvi Longeuval is about three and a half miles east of Contalniaison and Berantin-Le-Grande is midway between those lowns. British Attack a Surprise London. July daylight more important. After suf- morning the British, resuming the of-jfering heavy losses in their counter- tensive north of the Somme, attacked offensive the Turks are now being the German second line defences, and pressed back toward Baiburt and Er- ently has been cleared of Germans, but it is not known here whether the Russians have gained a firm footing on General Von Bothmer, g received reinforcements, has succeeded in holding the Russians, in Galicia, but having taken Delatyn, the Russians possess an advantage from which further success is expected. Operations in the Caucasus are be- j according to the report of their com- tmander. General Sir Douglas succeeded in penetrating them on a front of four miles. Press dispatches from the add that the villages of Bazentin, Lo Grande and Longue- val, north of Montauban, and the re- maining portion of Trones Wood were zignan, while in Persia the Russians have brought up reinforcements to meet the Turks who drove them from Kermaiishah. New Captures London, Juniy Renter's correspondent at the British front have captured Bazzentin le Petit and being miried in the wreckage-, the war ollice announced today. taken by the British. German resis-jmost of Ovillers. tance was much weaker than on the i Russians Take first line. Petrograd, July Russians While it was expected the British nave captured more than pris- would not allow a great length of time i oners jn desperate fighting west of Italians Blow Up Austrians Home, July summit of Castelleto in the Toftinn re- gion lias been blown up by Ital- ians, the entire Austrian force Methodist church, unveiled tlio roll, of [the capture ot the line between Havde-J0f tho Stripa. The war office an- honor of the local army corps, which (court and Ovillers. The direction qf nouiicemeiit of today says that in that to elapse before continuing their op- erations it was hardly believed the second German line would be attack- At an impressive service at the Sal-jod after only, one day of artillery pre- the lower Stripa. Russians Take More Petrograd, via London, July further counter attack was launched ration Array harrackn last night. Hev. paration, for it was only the day be- Dy the Austrian and German forces G. H. Cobbledick, pastor of Wesley! tore yesterday that they completed j Thursday against the Russians west contains the names of 12 men who are ,iQi.v doing their, hit for the Em- U.S. BANKERS TO LOAN TO FRENCH GOVERNMENT Now .York, July corporalion, to be known as the American Foreign Securities company, will be organized Uy a group of hankers, headed by .1. P. Morgan and Co. nnd Brown Bros.) SL Co., to loan to the French government, it was formally announced here touay. Rev. Mr, Cobbledick delivered a very inspiring address, during which flank of (ho Germans who faced Con- he referred to the sacrifices which had jtalmnison and Ovillers, and those who been made hy men of the Salvation still occupy 'Pozieres. The advance to the attack was something of a sur- i region the Russians took 3200 prison- prise. Instead of pushing on toward !ers captured two guns and 19 ma- fombles, General Haig attacked the July wheat October wheat July oats July flax'..... 115 112 Vv 1- 1 libii High Low forecast: Fair with scattered showers, chine guns. French Check Germans Paris, July Germans made ____ _............ two attempts last night to stbrm Army to get into the firing line. The j Longueval and IJazentin Legrande, IF! French positions north of tho Aisno names of the roll ot honor of the accomplished, gives the British pos-1 at point south of.Ville Au Bois'but local corps are as follows: session of other important roads run-! were checked by French machine gun II. Holland, W. C. Mercer, R. J. Ber- ning In various directions which have fire, the war office announced today, riai-ii, J. H. Bullfiit, L. D. Tnlloch, W. {been a great help to the Germans IK j------ R. A. Tulloch, J. W. Redshaw. A. H. Bartlett, F. Wilson, A. R. Redshaw. GERMAN SUB BROUGHT FORTUNE IN GEMS TO THE U. S. supplying their army directly south of tiio Aucre river. Enthusiasm n Lcndon News of the British success.was re- ceived in London with the greatest. n learn-1 enthusiasm, giving weight to the gov- ieutcrVerninent's request to the workmen to London, July has beer ed from a good source, says Amsterdam correspondent in a dis- patch today, that the principal object of the German commercial submarine Deutschland to the United States was to convey a consignment of diamond? _ which it had been impossible hitherto j not have been able to continue, his PROTEST CONSUMPTION OF BARLEY FOR BEER Amsterdam, via London, July ff .14. A: protest against the con-