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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta French Advance Near Ft. Vans and Take More At- tack. French Destroy a Big; Munition Depot, Paris, Oct. troops made further yrogress last night in the Ver- dun region, advancing west ai.d south of the fortress of Vaux, according to the French official announcement this morning. One hundred Germans were made prisoners. Chenulu wood an-i Fort which were captur ed hy the French in their surprise at- tack "uTesday night, are buine violent lv bombarded by the German artillery the statement adds. In tho region of the Somme last night, French artillery destroyed a German munitions -depot near Alilninconrt. Says French Repulsed Berlin, via .Sayville, Oct. the south bank oE the river Somnic, Thurs day night tho German artillery fire against the French trenches in the sector of Fresnes, Mazaneourt, ant Chaulnen. held down a strong attack was under preparation, says a German official statement, issued to day. North of. the Somme last nlghj the only engagements were those ol rcconnoitering detachments, the stitc mont adds. Frtjch forces at noon yes lerday attacked Gorman positions to the east of Douampnt fort in the reg ion of Verdun, but were repulsec heavy losses, says the Gerniai pfffcial announcement today.- On Russian Front Berlin, via Sayvllle, Oct. Bian district west of Luc ek, in Volhynia, made a heavy attack at midnight on the Austro-Geri line in Kiseiin .sector, after a pro longed artillery preparation. The at tack, the war office announces, broke down before the defensive entangle -jueuts. Admit Retirement Petrograd, via London, Oct. German forces Thursday launched an attacks against Russian positions on the western baiiK-oe the River Shara in the region oC Goldovitchi and fore ed the retirement of the Russians tc tthe eastern bank of. the river says the Russian official statement today. Bad Weather in Macedonia Paris, Oct. weather is hind- ering military operations on various fronts in Macedonia, says the official statement issued today hy the war office. Raid Hun Trenches London, Oct. troops last nisht raided Gorman trendies in the sector south of the River Ancre in Northern. France, says an official statement today. On this front heavy rain fell during tho night. Russians and Rumanians Still Retire In Dpbrudja GERMANS ADMIT Petrograd, via London, Oct. stubborn resistance to the Goriiian-Biilsiirian-Turkish troops attacking in Dobhidja, the Russians and Rumanians, according to today's Russian statement, arc retiring to the nortll of the: lino between Hirsova and tho Casapkeui. Tills line ia ap- proximately between -Id all'-! north .of the Tchernavoda-Constani'.a railroad line. The statement adds that forces ot the central powers ami their allies are continuing their at- tack along tile entire front ill Do- brudja. Success In Transylvania via Oct. manian troops operating on the west- HON. RUPERT GLHNESS Who will address a gathering in Loth bridge on Nov. 2, in an appeal :or recruits and support for the Bri- :l8ll naval forces. LESS THAN 25 P. C. I ern frontier ot Moldavia, have cap- turcd the Transylvaiiian village of j Bnlan rind 1'latrarotiuii ncieiiiti, ac- I cording to tile official statement Is- I sued today, by the Russian war clc- 1 iiartmeiit. Fierce fighting, the state- ment ailda, ISi continuing on both sides of the Osik river. Precipitate Retreat Sofia, Oct. 26, via London, Oct. The Kusso-Ku-inanian army in Dobrmi- ja is in precipitate retreat north and west from the Tchernavoda-Constan- za railway toward Hirsova, Braila and Tultcha- on the Danube, says the Bul- garian official statement torlay. The capture-of li'> officers and 771 men and 15 machine guns, is announced. MAP SHOWING AND BUCHAR- EST RAILWAY Concert For Sailors' Fund The citizens are invited to patronize the concert to be given in the Majestic theatre tonight in aid ot the Sailors' Hclief Fund. A unique enter- taininent is promised those who go. There will be plenty of good music, contributed by lo- cal talent, and the Pierrots will give a special entertainment. Miss Attree of Nelson will give two fancy dances in costume. The proceeds will so to the p 'R Sailors' Relict Fund, for which Reports Compiled by C. f. K. promised to Show that Great Deal Yet To Be Done There is every indication from threshing returns, that Southern Al- bertans who have estimated this year's crop Trill be badly fooled when the final returns lire known. There have been reports made that, threshing is SO per cent, finished throughout the south. In fact such a report was made at the end of hist week. Carefully com- piled reports by the C.P.R.. however, show that less than 2D% of the whole crop has been threshed, and good v.-sither Iwljl be required through the whole month of November to complete raise This is a fund for which Canada has yet done lit- tle, and is as worthy as our other patriotic funds. Follow the example of our local Greeks and contribute generously to this cause. operations. In some districts where threshing machines are scarce, there is apprehension lest 'threshing may not be completed this fall and grain win have to. ;the-; stook all winter. Shipments from Southern Alherta that this tile fact farmers are'- not forced year to sell, many ot them being con tent to hold a good share of their grain. At the present time between J Enjoins All Cathplics in Canada to Keep Peace and Discuss Vital Problem With Calm and Reason Once more list night it was demon. Quebec, Que., Oct. An ency- T olical from Pope Benedict, addressed V'to Cardinal Begin, dealing with the T! language the diffcrenc- v i es between the French-Canadian and English-speaking Roman Catholic ele ments has been given out for-publica- tion here. The Pope's encyclical, af- ter stating the cause of the disagree ment Is manifest, appeals to the faith ful who are enjoined to end the dis- sensions that endanger the bonds of peace. The Catholic newspapers are appealed to not to fait tlie flames of discord among the faithful. After mentioning: the special points at issue in Ontario the enclyclica ends: the Catholics of the-Do minion- remember that one thing o i supreme all others is to have the Catholic i schools 'Sov The pontiff counsels moder ation, and in effect orders the agita tion of the bilingual question by stratcd that Lethbridge is 'woefully j Roman Catholics to cease. Referring short on hotel accommodation. essentially to the differences be travellers arriving on the late trains j Uveen (he Bnglisn-epeaking and forced either to sit in the' hotel {vendi-speaking Roman Catholics in grain. At the present time between were forced either to sit in the Hotel French-speaking Roman Cs and bushels of grain j ail night .or walk the streets, j tno Holy Father are being shipped daily from the rail- There is no indication that traffic claims of each way lines (-.entering on this city. 'fulling off; in fact, trasellers state it. ti.if thn oifv is the most prosperous HTO dane-er ol as he un I that tho city is the mo'st prosperous GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER in the west and is on the itinerary of Ottawa. Oct. 26. Ex-Police Ser- all Imiglits ot the grip, geant Pat jraloney was found guilty Some relief may be afforded it r. of manslaughter hy. a jury in tho su- preme court ot Ontario yesterday. He had been facing trial on a charge of murdering James Covey, a farmer of East Lambton, on August 31, last. CANADIAN OFFICER SHOT HIMSELF London, Oct. the inquest to- .day upon Lieut. Alfred Miles Cooper, Canadian, formerly lieutenant in the Berkshlres, who slibt himself in a hotel here two days ago, the evidence showed that he hart got into various difficulties which prejudiced his car- eef. He had been ..twice invalided from France. LISHOBE19 Farnham, Que., Oct. ruins of the St. Elizabeth hospital, destroyed by fire Thursday, had sufficiently cooled down today, to permit the authorities to search for bodies. The Grey Nuns, who conducted the institution, announc- ed that the inquiry Indicates that the death list will stand at 19, in- cluding five children. Farnham was under police guard during the night, as a result of several small fires, which led to the sus- picion that incendiaries have been at work. the danger of such dis sensions, the encyclical reads: therefore exhort them to meet gether, to carefully weigh and con Constanza in Dobrudja, famous historically as Ovid's place of exile and as me terminus of Trajan's Wall has fallen to the enemy. The important bridge on the railway to Bucharest is still in the hands of thc Russo-Rumanians ECONOMIC RAPPROACHMENT Berlin. Oct. econo- mic rapproncliment between Germany and England, within certain limits, soon after the war ends, is possible and prob- able, according to Director Hei- nekeii, of the North German Lloyd Steamship company, who is quoted in an interview print- ed by the Allgemeine Zeituug. Calgary, Oct. With Lieut.-Col. Harry K. Lyon 'reverted to the rank of captain, and Capts. R. B. Campbell, M.L.A.; D. B. Cameron, J. H. Farmer, j. A. McDonald, Verge- and Hutchison to plain lieutenants, the 192nd batta- lion, 550 strong, pulled out of Calgary for hundreds of well- wishers being on Hand to bid them Hun Attempt in Channel Results in Loss of Two of Their Own Destroyers London. Oct. German torpedo boat destroyers attempt- ed to raid the British cross-chan- nel transport service last night but the attempt failed says ths official statement issued by the British Admiralty today. Two of the German destroyers were- sunk and others driven off. One British torpedo boat destroyer, Flirt, is missing, the British state- ment adds, and "another destroyer, the Nubian, .was .disabled by a torpedo and ran aground. Nine members of the crew of the Flirt were saved. Ger- man destroyers succeeded in-sinking1 one empty tlie .Queen. The crew was saved. Tlie-.British admir- alty announcement: "During Thurs- day night the enemy attempted a raid with ten destroyers on our cross chan- nel transport service.. The attempt failed. One empty transport, the Queen, was sunk. The whole of her Believe They Can Hold Out lor 12 Mouths But Allies Will Eventually Break Through. Will Annoy British Into Making Peace. London, Oct. correspond- ent of the Chronicle at Stockholm sends the following under Wednes- day's date: "Facts with regard to the official German attitude in the present posi- j tion of the war, together with tiie out- j line of the course to be pursued, have been told me by a distinguished neu- tral resident in Berlin, and who for a few days has been visiting in Sweden. My informant speaks with the know- ledge that he is not a casual foreigner In Berlin, but one whose business brings him in touch with public life, and public moll there, and who has special facilities tor knowing tho minds of the political leaders. I pre- sent his narrative as nearly as pos- ible in his own words: 'I left Berlin about a week ago. It may be taken as quite definite that the authorities realize that the war lost. Two facts stand out quite clearly to the German powers. fact is that while Germany still re- tains the power to manufacture muni- tions at a large and formidable rate, the output of the allies is now in ad- vance of the German output, and the significance of this is realized. 'The second point is even more important. It is recognized that tho reserves of man power are not suffi- cient to allow Germany to conduct the ,-ar to a victorious issue. The often- ..ive on the Somme is the thing. They have no illusions about this. They believe they can impede the niliea and hold them back for a long they realize they cannot do it indefinitely. It is privately ac- knowledged that sooner or later the allies must break through. -More than this, the Germans have calculated the limit of time they can effectively withstand the attacks on front-at 12-months.-.They, know, however, the allies .may get wsers eng on God-speed, in spite of the secrecy with crew were saved. Two ot the enemy which the unit took its departure. Up- 1 destroyers were sunk and the rest Burns, the millionaire cattle king, the matter of such importance, goes ahead with a proposal to add; tne soie view to the cause two storevs to the Alexandra hotel. CIlrist and to the salvation of souls, sjn ]ay down and they bold to be Just and expedi- "if for any reason they cannot be settled and finished by their ruling, iVhen the" building was erected it .was i let planned so that two additional stor-, whlch >ys could be built at any time they! ent When th pla lin ol. uu and it is understood that proposals have been made by Mr. Burns to the lessees of the. hotel that tlie present is ..the time to make the on the receipt of .marching orders and instructions to send his command as a draft, .Col. Lyon at once signtied his Intention of accompanying the men, and as this was only untarily suffering a captaincy he willingly acquiesced ther than remain behind as a colonel for an. indefinite, period. Col. Lyon is through before. 'With these facts in mind, they: have.'framed their future course of .ac- tion. They are seeking for peace, which shall not brand them as defeat- ed, and to get it they will make con- siderable sacrifices. The whole of their plans will be ordinated toward that end. 'Whatever may be their fears the future, they have still at their command vast fighting forces of var- ious kinds. They are going to use driven off. The H. M. Torpedo "boat destroyer Flirt, Lieutenant Richard which P. Keilett, R. N., is missing and it .is S96taljlv. pjrst of all they said he may be lost, but nine of u.e p'ossible by vol-1 crew have been saved. H. 51. torpedo reduction' to a boat destroyer Nubian, commander the first commanding officer from this let them bring it before the Holy i province to revert to lower rank iri where the issue will be to get quickly to the front, and addition. If the two parties can come in accordance with the Montague Bernard, was' disab- led by a torpeo and taken in .tow hut owing to severe weather the tow parted and she grounded." and charity in order that to terms the addition will be built, m _____. and there is no doubt they would at-, Eaftlltul may in future preserve ford much needed hotel accommoda-1 peacei: aIHj mutual good will as Is be- fitting to the saints." "Nobodv can deny that the civil MANY PROMINENT WITNESSES gOTarmnent of Ontario has the right Montreal, Oct. Dominions i to elgct that children should learn royal commission, which yesterday I Eiagnsh jn the schools and like- concluded its sessions in Ottawa, will! that the Catholics of Ontario Longer Unit; Seaforths Absorb Them The-113th Lethbridge Highlandersbeen instructed to turn'over the bat- no longer exist as a unit. They have been-absorbed into the 17th reserve battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, in England, and will he drafted to the front as needed. 'This is the news 1 contained in a letter received at the k Herald office this morning from w. 'Bandsman Fred Robins, of the .113th, formerly of the Herald staff. Fred writes 'as follows: We landed on' lite morning of the flth and arrived in camp .ut 3 a.m., nearly threo weeks en route. >The passage was a dandy, couldn't have been better. Of course, wo had lots of company, ships and men, but we are not allowed to mention much. We are located in. Sandllng camp, in, my old county, near to Shorncclifte. There lire lots of camps in this district. Ail Canadians, a great many of Highland battalions. We had our inspection this nft.-rnoon (Gen. Hunter, I believe) and Lethbridge need never be ashamed ot her battalion'. Yon will regret, to -learn that that event closed tho exist- ence of the 113th as a battalion. Our colonel (Pryce-Jones) addressed us mid-he had just much upset, but wished us-Iuck and his explained how urgent the need for Uphill having secured .H majority of 42 on the votes of the soldiers at the front. Dr. King, Cran- talion to the O. C. 17th Res.. Batt. Seaforth Highlanders. He was great; ly disappointed at leaving' us, and was much upset, but wished us luck and officers, very ffcw excep- tions, followed his example. CARLOAD OF BARLEY SELLS FOR BIG PRJCE Winnipeg.' price of a carload of barley, shipped in and sold i on the exchange, .beat anything in the t memory of the members. The car Victoria, Oct. the rid- ings in alphabetical order, counting of the soldiers' votes in London has proceeded from Alberni to Nortll Ok- anagan. No change in the result takes .place, though a number of majorities have been reduced. Hon. W. R. Ross, of Fort George, dropping to 9. Fisher, Fernio, has 79. After all tho sold- be eventually less fitted for higher schools, or be disqualified for civil the encyclical reads at one point and continues: "Nor on the other hand is there any reason .to contest the right of French- Canadians living in the_province to claim, in a suitable way, however, that French should be taught in by a certain number of their children; nor are they indeed to be blamed for upholding what is so dear to The encyclical, just issued, in full, covers Wo news- paper columns. drafts was, and thanked us all for loyal support. Major Howland spoke, referring to the colonel's good quali- ties, and in response to his request, we gave the colonel a round of cheers that I would have liked you to hear. The' hands are broken up and -wo are likely to be transferred to other bands. The majority of the battalion we are in the Seaforths now. Poor brook. further increased did Keen, of sed his ilo, by iers' vote across the sea. majority, the sold- RED CROSS AT COLEMAN Coleman, Oct. theatre was filled to the doors, last night on the :a report of the work of the i branch, and W. A. Buchanan, M.'P., or after going through th scrap. Wounded in savor; shrapnel, making for the (want' father (39th) i ensuing year and the branch, which visited me last, night. He had been did splendid work last j'ear purposes to Netley hospital (Hampshire) Id see, doing even better during he next 12 Dick. Found him cheerful but in for months Coleman CALGARY TRAGEDY I have made up their .minds to smash Rumania completely, not only for the sake ot material advantages, but also for the moral effect -on them. Then they are going to throw discretion to the" wind with reference to sub- marines. They are going to use under sea vessels to annoy Great Britain as much as possible. They will be quite careless of the feelings ot neutrals. The visit of Ambassador Gerard to the United States is undoubtedly connect- ed with this coming submarine cam- paign. The general idea is not to con- quer, but by annoyances, losses and perils, to increase the desire for peace, which they are sure exists among some sections of the population al- Before Inspector Chaney at' the Mounted Police this after- noon Eugene Nelson appeared for preliminary trial on a-charge of de-; ready.' HUGH CLARKE SWORN IN Ottawa. Oct. M.P., preliminary trial on ot ae-. utiawa. uuu frauding the Ogilvie Milling Co. of I for North Bruce, was sworn in as by means of fraudulent grain, cheques; The evidence' being-taken -is; necessary in the ex- tradition proceedings- by which his brother Lloyd Nelson is being brought back from Salt Lake City. Parliamentary under-secretary of state for external affairs today. Sir Joseph Pope and Rodolph Boudrean, clerk of the privy council, presided in the presence of members of, the cabinet Orion -.was' put on the map of South- ern Alberta today steel gang on the construction ot Pa- kowkl-Polestar extension reached, that place. During the next week the steel will be carried past Orion ,and after two .....'ill be Encouraging Reports On Patriotic Fund Work Here 'i bridges are driven, 'the rails w I laid to Polestar, which will put Calgary, Oct. Pol- killed this morning, when he 0. wovemDer loi-a CWIHIIULJ. fell under the wheels of a street v wjll .he started "as soon as possible railway trailer he was trying this from the Many- nother !should be i of November for-a certainty. The steel Ballast- to board while on the way to herries districtwill be-moved over tho work. He leaves a wife and j n.ow jmej greatly to the satisfaction live; children. An inquest will of the farmers of the district, bo-held tonight. Spot Looal track Wheat October .Wheat October O.t. UCtCuCr f lax 1J1CK. I'UllllU HIIU Milt- 1 I I nntnlnMn (CONTINUED ON PiDB 3) I be loyally supported. 6114 WEATHER High Low ow....................-....... Fdriciiri: Unsettled with falls of rain eMnow. SIR WILLIAM DENIES IT with- out any foundation In was the characterization today by Sir Will am ..Mackenzie, the Canadian Northern railway, of a New York dis- patch' which alleged that Mann and himself, 'representing tho Canadian Northern, had donipleted ne- gotlations for the. purchase of the Minneapolis and 'St..'Louis Railway. Sir William gave assurance that noth- ing of the kind was contem- plation. The first .general meeting of the Lethbridge district patriotic fund committee, and the subscribers to the fund was held last evening in Central school auditorium, and by a very small attendance. Very encouraging reports of the work ac- complished since the formation of the committee two years ago were given by President Grace, Treasurer Pater- son, Secretary Harmon and Depend- ents' Secretary Mrs. Frank Colpman. The president referred to the man- lier in which Lethbrldge district had each year oversubscribed thc amounts assessed to it. Very great praise was civen during the meeting to the work of Mrs. Frank Colonial! dependents' secretary, who without compensation, or.hopo of reward ot anj kind save tho satisficlion of well done undertook th's most responsible task, of looking after the dependents upon the fund, and car- ried It through with untiring effort in the face of" many discouragements. Votes of thanks were: passed, hy the ificeting to the retiring officers, most of whom were re-elected, Messrs A M Grace and 3 J. Shep- herd were nominated for the presi- dency, and both asked to havo their names withdrawn. .Mr. Shepherd fin- ally prevailed upon Mr. Grace to al- low his name to Mr. Grace was duly re-elected to the presidents chair. The'other officers are as fol- 3ws: Vice-president, Geo. B. Maokay. Secretary, G. H. Harmon. Treasurer, R. J. Ritchie Paterspn. Dependents' Secretary, to be select- ed by the Alexander Gait Chapter.ol the I. O. D. EJ Mrs. Sharmnn Mrs.' Buchanan have taken over this ork. Executive ..Cplp- man, Mrs Sharman, Mrs Buchanan, Major Hardie, Com Grace, Com. Freeman, C H Bowman E H. Wil- son Oeo Green, Alex Johnston, O P Bletcher, ,R Long, J Russell Oliver, J 5 Donald Puff, Far ns, H VV D Donald, 8 J. Shepherd J D Hisinbotham, Arthur Hlgmbotham, T H McCreaay1, Geo, Robinson W 'A Buchanan, M P, C. A CotteriU, J N Kennedy, W H, ;