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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME ix. SATUHOAY, OCTOBKR'l'i.'UHP OBJECT TO AMERICANS GETTING CONTRACTS Peklii, Oct. und Russia entered protests today against concessions for railway construction in China, which- have been granted to United Statesem. Taking All Possible Steps To Safeguard Wheat Supply-Fpr Armies and Home "Consumption AUSTRALIASUPPLIES TRANSPORTATION Washington, Oct. 14. A dis- patch .from ConfiUl General Skin- ner, at to the Department of State, amplifies cablegrams that 1 the British government has taken the decisive step of safeguarding the supply of wheat for the British army, and for the people at home. I The entire Australian crop has 1 been a royal com- mission appointed to take charge of buying, transporting and dis- tributing supplies. The Australian government has agreed to furnllh'-government-own- ed steamships for transportation, and the commission has decided to control all shipments providing tonnage for the pur- pose.. rates appraised by government .authorities. European countries that are not self-sustaining. in bread supplies, are encountering more than usual obtaining enough- yvtieat thll-fall for ordinary home this IB due. crop and the demand in every di- rectlorT'fpiT the Un.Ited Dispatches to the bureau of foreign arid domestic commerce department state'that during July, Spain bought bushels of wheat from the United States. In that month Spain also purchased vast quantities of corn from the Argentine. Several in This District Believe They Can Outdo Famous Noble Crop Passengers on Bovic Sighted Near cans on Hoard Before next Saturday night it will bo established whether or not the famous farm at Noblefonl will break the world's record of bushels n a thousand acres of wheat. ....'ashing on the 1000 acre field in question should be finished, about the middle ot the week. Much interest has been awakened in record yields ay the announcement of Mr. Noble's attempt to bent the Palouse county, Wash., record, and other big farmers are looking over their 1315 records to see what they did last year. J. W. McClain of Monarch and G, 0. Mac- Donald of the Miami Farming Co. at New Dayton were in the city yester- day and had a word to say about the record. Mr. McClain claims umt he averaged better than 62 bushels with 1000 acres of his last year's crop, while Mr. MacDonald lays claim to better than 54 bushels off 2000 acres in 1915. No iloubt these gentlemen will look up their records, and know- ing the Palouse record, they will seek to set the record a notch higher for the Noble farm to shoot at. New York, Oct. 14. When the AVhtte Star freighter Dovlc sighted a westward bound submarine in the At- lantic Friday morning, she was appai ently pursuing the Danish uassonger ship Hclligolav, according to observers on tlie dec'.: of the Bovic, which cd here today. The nationality of the ibinariuc Wiis identil'ied. Tlie Bovic, in fear of attack because )f being a freight ship, put on full speed and headed direi'tly west. At the linifi she passed out of sight of the Bovic, the Danish boat still seem- ed to be endeavoring to escape from Hie submarine. The weather was clear and the llelligolav was between two and three miles distant at the moment she was first observed, with the sub- marine about one mile to the Dane's stern. This was about a.m., when the Bovic 'was approximately 200 miles east of New Vork. The Helllgolav letft here on Thursday for Copenhagen and other Scandinavian ports, dairy- ing 36 passengers in the first cabin, 35 in the second and steerage passengers. of those in the cabins are United Statesers. At the time she was sighted by the Bovic, the Dane was flying no'flag, but her ideutiti was distinguished by her name, and the Danish flag -painted on her side. The Bovic readied port with a gim mounted on her stern. OGILVIE FLOUR MILLS LARGE PROFITS Oct. earnings of the Ogllvio Flour -Milling company, in the year ended August :il .last, were after deducting bond interest anil the war taxes of two years..After carried forward KbrniuES'-were at the rate of about 25 per cent, on the com- mon stock, but proceeded from tilp company's outside investments as we] as from the flour b'usiness. MAJOR CREELMAN WOUNDED Brandon. Man., Oct. Creel man bus received a cable from Majoi Creelman stating that he is wounded CAPT: CHRIS GIBSON A popular Letbbridgc officer who is paymaster of the 5th artillery brigade, ot which Lieut.-Col. J. S. Stewart, M. P.P.; is commander. The above pic- ture was" taken in Belgium- Lands of Kootenay Swallowed Up By Chance for Farmers TO LATEST Russian Troops Coming Ru- manians Successfully With- stand Attacks of Teutons Bucharest, via wireless to London, Oct. Ferdinand, of Ruman- ia, it was announced today, personally will take supreme command of the Russian and Rumanian armies. Con- siderable Russian reinforcements are expected to arrive in Rumania. A mis- sion of French officers which will in- clude General Berthelot, a well known military strategist, also is coming to Bucharest. Rumanians Victorious Bucharest, Oct. 14, via London, Oct. troops in Transylvan- ia have not only made successful stands against the Teutonic armies, but have recaptured previously lost ground in some sectors the war office announced today. A. total of more than in their war operations to date, the 'statement adds. German Report Believe It Will Report Against Permitting Continuance of This Prepare to Leave U. S. Ports Washington, Oct. joint state and navy neutrality board has sub- mitted to tho state department its report and recommendations concerning the submarine warfare off tile United States coast. It is understood that the findings of the board are unfavorable to continuance by Germany of activities similar to those off Nantucket lightship last Sunday, when the U-53 sank four merchantmen. It is understood that the neutrality board declared such operation in close proximity to the United States shores constituted a nuisance which should be abated and that in that view the United States should refuse hospitality to all belligerent war vessels. NO ISSUE FOR BRITAIN London. Oct. operation of the German submarine boat U-53 off the United States raises no new issues as far as the British government is concerned, in the opinion of Lord Robert Cecil, minister of war trade, who discussed with the Associated Press the latest developments in the relations between Great Britain and the United States. MANY SHIPS READY TO SAIL New York. Oct. largest fleet of steamships that has left this port since the submarine raid off Nantucket last Sunday, is due to sail today, while the United States destroyers are hunting along the North Atlantic coast, for the secret base for German submarines. A southwest gale swept the coast as the destroyers maintained their search. Incoming and outgoing ships pursued zig-zag courses far off their usual trails to elude the U-53 which, for all that is known, might still be an prisoners has been taken the Rumanians on various fronts SIMM That "the 'building trades are much brisker throughout'the west than ha heen the case for some years, is th statement of J. A. Kihncy, ex-alderman or Edmonton, and: organizer for the four western provinces for tlie car jienters ami joiners unions.