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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta i ILIIMIS IX. o j____ HMOYE O'H'ftOO 1IAH5 UttJW Dramatic Counter-Stroke to Re- cent Defeat Suffered By New Allies SEVERAL BATTALIONS HAVE BEEN LANDED London, Oct 3. Brief announce- ments from both Bucharest and Ber- lin that the Rumanians had crossed the Danube south of their cap.a I invaded Bulgaria, was the only nevu, Times says it Hopes tlie Flu- j manlaus did not cross with smal forces because the river is wide ami the southern bank higher than the northern so that all the dlsadvantag-, cTor position are against the Rinnan-, iin forces. In any case the cross us lireaiens the rear of Field Von Mackenzen's forces in Dobrudja. Several, Battalions Sofia via London, Oct. 3. The number of Rumanians who have in- vaded Bulgaria is placed at several battalions by the Bulgarian war of- fice The statement announcing the passage of-the Danube by the invad- ers sftvs; "On the Danube near Liano, be- tween Rustchuk and Turtukai. the enraiv conveyed to. our banks m boats several battalions; Measures Have VeBn't'alien .to attack this force. Bulgars Retired Sofia, Oct. London, Oct. The-retreat by the Buliarians-.under is re- lSrian official .'.Orders Evacuation Oct. 3-Field Marshal Von .JlacKeneen, who commands the forc- es of the central allies operating against the Rumanians and Russians in the province of Dobrudja, lias or- dered the evacuation of tho fortresses of Silistra and Turtukai, recently cap- tured by tlie Teuton, Bulgarian and Turkish forces, says a dispatch from Rome to the Wireless press. Destroy Pontoon Bridges Berlin, via _London, Oct. office announced today that Aus- trian and German monitors had de- stroyed'the pontoon bridges across the Danube.in the rear of the.Ruman- ian forces which, have crossed the river and Invaded Bulgaria. JAP CABINET RESIGNS Tokio, Oct. 3.-Nichi Nich, Shimbun, In an extra edition, an- nounces that the cabinet of Pre- mier Count Okuma has decided to resign. The premier -Is said to have stated that he would recom- mend to the Emperor the appoint- ment of Viscount Takaaki Kato as his successor. HUN ATTEMPT-BLOCKED Paris Oct. fighting has been in progress on the Somme front north of Rancourt, the war office announced tgday. The French curtain of fire and machine guns, however, were ef- fective In checking German tempts to debouch from St. Pierre Vaast wood in this region. HINDENBURG'S BIRTHDAY Berlin, via London, Oct. Field Marshal Von Hindenburg, chief of the general staff, today celebrated his 69th birthnay an- niversary at headquarters on the eastern front. QUIET ON SOMME London Oct. night was quiet south of the Ancre (on the Somme todays official report. "South of Loos our troops successfully raided the enemy trenches." ATTACK HUN AIR SHEDS London, pot, naval aeroplanes Monday made another attack-ori'Gerrriiuvairship-sheds in the vfcinity of "Brussels, according to British" official statement issuo'd today. One of the British aeroplanes was lost. GREEKS SLAUGHTERED BY TURKS Russians To Land Big Forces To Co- Operate With Allies Moving South- Alarmed At Plans COMMITTEE: OF 6 CITIZENS WILL AWARD CONTRACT Commissioners Not Yet Satisfied and Have Call- ed In Advisors said Mayor Hardie at tri nitration plant, that I am opposed to awarding tin- contract right oft the bat I want a committee of citizens f the commissioners appoint two filtration piaTSL to he a hard Job for the commissioners, and Just 1 ard >t ,-s- will be seen from the startling suggestion contained m the Grace ana Freeman ARE IN OF IHE Have Been in Since Friday But Has Decided to Enter Field for Position of Commissioner of Public Works j Russell Olivei acting city clerk will be a candidate foi the position of commissioner of works at the election to be Held in December He announc-d his intentions in tins, regard this morning Mr Olivt was a candidate for the at the first commission foim of government election in 191' and made fair run although at that time 11" think the commissioners were to "cet out from in under. "The people will ask why we do not take the responsibility ourselves said the commissioner of public rm not going to have char ees of graft floating around helliml ny back "said the mayor. "So far as cau see there isn't much difference 11 the lewell and Roberts filters, and e difference in the contract price becomes a big lefects in both plans vriuoh will have o be remedied and guaranteed aga.ns ,efore the cilx could afford to sign The ontract must exonerate the city tram all responsibility as to tfe, working of the plant" declared Cornm. that the following -idopted unanimous y much idels know n than Casualties Reported to Be Light Ottawa Oct advices to Ottawa received this morning, are to the effect that the Canadians lave been in the thick of 'be fighting on the Somme since Fridaj Though these cables do not specify the coinl at winch the Canadians have been en gaged it is presumed here that it in the neighborhood ot Thiepval Courcelette and Hessian and redoubts whore according to last n.ehls official statement the Ger mans have been making desperate at tempts to stem further advance ind to prevent the British from crossing the Ancre river lo the left of the present fighting line The mornings cables state that the Canadian casualties have been comparatively light in tills fighting having regard lo the impor tanca of the operations Efficient sup port by guns is held to be largelj je Bponstble 'or this It fs said here tint the rerent heav y lists ot casuallties published in Canada inUude those sustained is far bick as the beginning of September Week end casuallties totalled 994 but only a portion of those were included in most recenl. fighting Germans Were Forced Back Peuograil ondon Oct Ger roan forces have taken the offensive south of Dvinsk attacking the Rus sians in force war "Novo Alcxamlio vsk Hie war office announced hey wtre met by intense defensive .itle 'however and forced back iiiiu ni5 3 Ue all was inucu ir-'u now His announcement makes two candidates alreadj in the field so that an election campaign is certain and civic affairs Jie assuied of a goo 1 airing on the pUtform Oliver was connected with the Mr tJi" municipal engineering department the city ot Fdlnburgh Scotland foi 18V years and was d iriug part o: that time engineering and statistica of municipal and county engineers an associate of the Ittnal bam Lethbrf dge District Will Hold World's Record ecw lias Keat and on nearly 700 acres records this year. He threshed record i tlie Lethbridge district. FIGHTING IS SATISFACTORY FOR ALLIES EVERYWHERE London, Oct. are perfectly satisfied. Fighting is going .well for us on all fronts. The tide-has turned strongly against the Germans. They realize that they are past the zenith ot their power. But their resources are still _great and the end is not yet VTius Major-General Maurice, chief Paris, Oct. 1 mighty drive on Constantinople limy bring a decision in Ihe war before the end of the present vcar. Knowledge Uuil this drive is coining is regarded as an ex- planation of Hie alarm fell in Germany, as shown by the rclnsal of private bankers and moneyed classes to subscribe lo the new loan, and by the speech delivered on last Thursday in Hie reich- slng by Chancellor Von Belhman-Hollweg, with its appeal lot- new sacrifices. Preparations for the march on the Turkish capital have, long been under way, and as lliere is no longer any motive lor con- cealment, the subject is being alluded lo in rather a Irank man- ner in the press of the allies. The Prussian great general staff realized the Ircnd ol tne allies' campaign only when il was loo late. A desperate effort was made lo retrieve, the situation when Field Marshal Von Mm- henburg was appointed io supreme command, Field Marshal M-ickenzcn being sent lo bar the road southward through Bul- i'u-u-ia lo the Russians, and for Ihe moment there was concern in 1 The camps of the allies lest he should succeed in creating a situa- tion which would hail for an appreciable lime the projected operations of the Russians and Rumanians. All'previous information given out regarding the intentions, of the allies in the south-eastern field ujs designed lo hnmsU the impression that Null 01 was the ot the pi ejected Russian movement southed lluough Rumania Ihe conquest of either of' impoi lance to Ihe allies, but would be Uiwjl m comp.mson with that ol Conslan onlookeis in the allied counliics express asfonibh- menl that the Prussian mihtjij chiefs thn blunder ol not appreciating the situation 01 at least ol not taking into ac- count and making pioMsion toi a move ol this soil GRAND DUKE TO AID Grind Duke Nidiolas' aum, using the conquered pail ot Trebizond as a base, is expected to June a Mlally important pint iIL1 Altrmnirli the ulans ot the Trcbizoiul as a nasc, is itu lu in the conciucst ol Constantinople Although the plans ot the in the conquest ol i blished that n e c of military opeiations for the British in e c impeiial army start, summarized the are, ot cotuse, kept secret, .1 is situation m the great war, and par- tlack agmnst the well-guai dec! c ticnlarly on the Somme tront "The end is not yet he said, but we aie now getting inter- est on capital we invested during July and August. Our superiority m heavy artillery and in the air is constantly We aie now near our motion wis -luuyio- That a committee of six citizens be appointed to consult with the cop- mnsioners with regard to the award- ing of the contract for the filtration, commissioner appointed two. The mayoi mined Frank Colpman and Geo II McKay; Commissioner Grace named Smith and J. B. Tuinej while Commissioner Free- man named J F Hamilton and Chas. 'The committee will meet with the commissioners immediately, will lay before them the various arguments regarding both tenders under consid eration and will act on the opinion of the majorit Snowstorm Has Delayed Threshing In S. Alberta arc, of cotuse, Hepi SLci.., .c established that attack assist the well-gualclcd capital ot the Ottoman empue will this time he made simultaneously Horn the Bosphouis-side II the siniits and Horn the land sule b, .he armies through Bulgaiia _____ -Oincreasmg. maximum "The Germans are not at all happy; hej are suffering from the strain just as we did when we were hanging on at Ypies, but then, we had the sup- uort of knowing that our potential re- sources were great Our position at the end of 1914 .vas something like theirs is now, but we knew we would glow stionger with time, wmle the Germans lealize tliev are past the zenith ot their power "The Germans pietend we have failed and say our object was to break Threshing operations are at a stand- still at present owing to the storm, of snow and sleet which hab been] blowing in from the northeast and is, continuing with increasing furv to toy It will likely be more than a week befoa operations jam be again "storii-s of heavy yieldb continue to come n When the thrcshero in Southern Alberta unit work on Sat nnlRv nlEht just before the stoim a fail amount ot threshing had been completed enough to indicate that Uie entire crop ot the south will much heavier thai, anticipated and that there will be some enormous yieius The crade thus far has been very IrlRh It is not llkoll that the snow will lower thi, grides to in> extent Cardston, Oct much thresh iig has been done as yet in this ins Two machines in la distuct one in the Woolfwd net and onu at Cardston On the 11 of las r 1-Iansen the work was HDL quite completed. Sixty acres of prelude made n light yield but the Marqula fcivo ironnd.39 bushels per acre Some timothy was thieshed on the faun of O D. Weeks, but as it was nut on the green side the yield was not up to expectations. Christian lensen started his machine on Saturday, Richards and Gross Returns From Land Pur chased Two Years Ago Totals Stones of extraordinary success of individual farmers m" the south coun to are upcoming so common- that Herald readers have come to expect tliun as rcgululv as they expect to f nd the paper at their doors in the Iveni g some experiences stand m4bleii.ckilyVe summerfal- fmved one qua. te, The prepared land is nut m wheat last year, yielding was iu_ mnM ThiB snrinK Mi stuhWod m wheat He to the acre thereirom. tailea aim say through, which we-nave not done. Let them find consolation m this if they car, We are perfectly satisfied with our rate of jrogress We never ex- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Leaves Wife and SK Childien With Inter- national Harvester Co. Still anothei .Lethbiidge soldiei's name is added to the list of those who down their lives tlie nave lam-uonu struggle for world Ireedom Mrs Tim- Lned word otbvKelly, ive S, reLened word otbvKelly, l ve vesterday that her husband Pte Tta Kelly, 160897." had been killed in ac tibn. Early "in tne pfternoou Mrs Kelly received from the record office that her Imsbiud was senoaslj wounded by a tunshot wound In the head A short time aftei anothei tele- Russians to Land Forces It is believed that the bulk of the Russian army In Asia Minor compos ed of hardened veterans will be land- ed on the Bulgarian coast to co operate with the airales moving southward al- though it has also been suggested that it mav be disembarked at Constanza to aid the combined Russian and Ru- manian forces in sweeping aside present opposing Bulgar Turkish Prus- stall troops under Field Marshall Von Alackensen Time and exegencies of. the situation will decide that point The leal purpose of the Salonlki r venture vvhictt for nianj months was a problem with which the military serveis vv.estled is now clearly p_er--y- iceived the new light comes a ,c, high tribute to the French leaders' who were responsible for it While General Toffre's part in deciding on the expedition has been well known and much discusspil that of the head of French government Anstlde Br.and was less well konwn To M B.iand are now ne.ng paid compli ments ot the highest kind In tue press of the allies It is known that it was I onU lr> tireless insistence thatJie s nut m wea a bus" el to the acre. This spring Hunt burned off the stubble and in the whole quarter to He has threshed 35.b.ushel3 o t on Wednesday Etzlkom, has been cancelled. To be regretted that the visit orthe lw o ,i ac In Hint. It i cumbed to his injurie The late I-to Kelh joined the 82nd e ae Battalion, -.but it is understood be transferred to the Ubt -Battalion at p110r to enlist ceeded n. bringing it about To win the war decisively and quick Ij he urged that communication must he opened up with Russia in order lie able to supph the great mass OL Russian recruits with equipment, artll lei} arms and ammunition tune OUL it io or mo.e who had seouied will be given another opportunity latei on to visit that district and the pros- a- the sonic lanil of H. SftO bushels tit Ccuimercje. niu.liiiua iiiiv. threshed- out, the yield bolus, about bushels per lis W Kearl reports good icturns on the I W Wooif farm, the spring wheat yielding over 40 bushels per acre the fall wheat belter than 20 bushels while the oats went1 about SO bushels. south of Cardston on the farm of Moses Anderson, tho spring wheat went over 40 bushels per acre, and tho tall wheat over 30 bushels ___ to tie i.cie wuii ure Hunt sold his IW. crop at net from tb..najrterjln the two on to dian PacifU Railway officials at all times are always pleased to provide the necessars equipment tor its Letii- bridge patrons when they go on their "Set Acquainted, Get Business Trips the real date of the excursion will be looked forward to interest. Spot Wrcat October Wheat, October Oats October Fla.x MARKETS 53% 225 WBATHEB High 31 28 18 Pricipltatlon................18 rVroeait. Cold windt and or OH'PAM 20TH MEN ARE ALL WELL A cable was received morning by relatives of Lieut Col. Stewart in which he said that alUiis meji weie well. Mill veins uuu t nlove'd by the International ilarvestei His death in -ction is pal ticularly sad as he leaxes behind his wife and six children the youngest leing less than one year of age Huns Retiring Berlin, via London, Oet o -Official announcement was made here todax that the Austio German troops in Transylvania in the regio.i, north, of. Fogaras had withdrawn before super ior Rumanian forces Little Johnnie Liniiing, wlio a ago last Fiiday suffered while performing his duties vatoi boy at the Alexandra succumbed to his injuries this mottt- ing at hospital Death- ca ter i hard fight for his ternal iiiituies received, at o ternal iiitues rece, ol the accident were foo jwverfr tor d medical sKilTto m e. come 1 sed- was a sqn ot Mr mt. DROP TO DEATH lure collapsed A' .jnow-rt ;