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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Figures Shovrthat German Contention of Heavy Casualties is Not Sustained Geneva, Switzerland, via Paris, Oct. National of Basel prints the fol- lowing concerning the German submarines liromon and the Deutschlaml. Both the Bremen and the Deutschlaml have boon lost- cither captured or sunk. The Bremen never reached the Un- ited States nor returned. The Deutscliland, during her second trip across the Atlantic in Sep- tcmber under the name also disappeared. Sub- marine U-5li was sent in search of the vessels, but Jouml no traces of them. The loss of the two commercial submarines has not been officially admit- ted." London, Oct. British casualties reported in October on an the war fronts are officers, men, October losses of brings up (lie total British casualties for Xho four months of the Sonime offensive to 41-1 202 The daily average loss for October is British figures are "of special interest on account of the hearing on the controversy between London and Berlin, regarding tlle loss- es ui the allies on the Somme. They said the' British had made desperate efforts to break through the German lines, Hirmvlns forward great bodies of troops and sustaining enormous losses. one occasion the British wp.r office denied a statement of this nature from Berlin. Unofficial ad- vices from British sources slated the losses of the allies relative to those of Germans, and to the operation mi' dertaken, were decreasing to a mark- ed extent on account of the increased efficiency of. artillery and aerial scr vices. So far as ii known by the London figures; which, of course; take no ac count of the French casualties, the losses of the 'British have been de- creasing since August. The total re- ported for September was or a 'daily average of more than In August the total was a daily Americans Were Lost on Torpedoed by German Sub. London, Oct. number of missing from the British steam- ship Marina, which was torpedoed by a submarine off the Irish coast, has now been reduced to thirteen, according to a telegram received at the United States embassy to- day from Wesley Frost, United States consul at Queenstown. Fifty-two more survivors have been landed. Mr. Frost reports that among the thirteen there probably will be United States fatalities. Bungalows Will Be Built to Pro- vide Accommodation For Tubercular Men Frank, by 'the mountain that promises to be one of the most im- portant hospital centres in the pro- vince when present plans of the Al- berta Hospitals Commission in con- nection with returned soldiers are worked out. Mr. Howard Stutchbury, secretary of the commission, is in the city today conferring with Mayor Har- clie who is now one of the. vice-presi- dents of the provincial organization, and in an interview with a Herald re- porter he stated that Frank would eventually lie equipped to care for 1000 returned soldiers suffering from tubercular troubles. "There are at present about SO pa- tients in the sanitarium said Mr. Stutchbury, "and the demand for avornge of more than In room is growing daily. So plans been outllnea whereby the pres- however, casualties only 675. reported 1 were II on. Rupert Guinness, R.N., will ar- rive in tho city Thursday morning and will address two public gatherings during the day. At noon he will be the giest of the LethhrlSge Board of Trade at its weekly luncheon in the Chinook club, while in the evening he will speak at a nubile meeting in the auditorium of the Y.M.C.A. Hon. Mr. Guinness, who is recruiting for Cana- dians lor the British navy, is a pleas- ing speaker and large numbers are expected to hear him on both occa- sions Thursday. ROAD TO LINK FIVE NATIONS Paris, Oet; entente rail- road. 2500 miles long, from Bordeaux to Odessa, is planned to offset the Berlin-Bagdad line after the war, and to eliminate Germany as the inter- mediary for Russian trade. The road will pass through Turin, Milan, Tri- eatc, Belgrade and Bucharest, and will serve to distribute American goods to Europe and Asia. ent sanitarium building will be used for an administration building and in- firmary, 'and-bungalows wili be con- structed its they are needed to ac- commodate the men coming in.' Mr. Stutchbury 13 loud in his praises of Frank as an ideal location for such an institution and is pleased with the interest being shown by tlie residents of the south. The motor owners of Frank, .Blairmore and Coleman have organized and take week about in giv- g the boys an outing. Mr. Stutchbury also pays a tribute to tlie Daughters of the Empire of Lethbridge who donated a moving picture machine for the amusement ot the patients now at Frank. The Frank military hospital Is the first in Canada to have its own moving picture ma- chine, and the ladies of the city are therefore leaders in this movement Small games for the soldiers are also needed and no doubt n supply of these will be forthcoming. INVASION OF BRITAIN POSSIBLE London, Oct. 20. Field Marshal Viscount French, commander-in-ciiie! of the armies in the United Kingdom addressing the volunteers at Derbi today, said that an invasion of the British Isles was not a mere supposi tion, but a possibility. This they must be prepared to meet.' Gallant Commander Famous Edmonton Regt. Has Thrilling Story Edmonton, Oct. of a hrilling escape from entombment and leath on the part of Lieut.-Col. W. A. Griesbach, and full particulars of Pte. John Chipman Kerr's daring sortie single-handed upon a German trench, which won him the Victoria CrosE, ".re conveyed in a letter received today by i well known Bdmontonian from the jallanl commander of the 49th Bat- alion. Speaking of tlie battlo of the Somme Col. Griesbach says: "We went into the big show on Sept. 15 at .6-15 ii.m., and by Ks8' eve'fy officer of my. staff had been either killed or wounded; Notwithstanding, we gained all otoec lives, taking 150 prisoners and three suns. Poor Ernie Ferris- was killed that night, and I had an awfully nar row squeak. I established my head quarters in a German dugout from which the inhabitants. had been long gone. After .eating dinner, Ernie Fei- ns just stepped outside and was in stantly killed. German dugouts are very strong, but have one weakness They face the wrong way for our pur pose. Comes Near Death I "Later on that night a big shell came through the door and exploded inside, blocking up the door and fjlling the place with smoke and gas. Thgre were nine of us inside; four were killed and three wounded from the ex- plosion. There was no way to get out and certain death from the shell gas if those of us left alive did not arrange n means of exit immediately. I" was the most scared man you ever saw or -heard of. I knew that there was an air-hole at the back of the dugout, that we might utilize, but I did not The Daily Herald to Out-of-town Subscribers Now a Year x x The Reason for the Increaie It hasvieng'.been generally known that one economic effect of the war has-been to create a shortage in the supply of paper. Bulletins sent out by .the Minister of Trade and Commerce at Ottawa Impressed on the public the necessity of conserving the supply by economy in the use ot paper and the preserving of all waste paper. The larger centers are aware of the seriousness of the condition, and various organizations are gathering all old papers and magazines to be shipped to the mills and re-made into" white stock. It recently been found that the situation is even more serious than is commonly understood. The problem now is not the high price of paper but the procuring of paper at any price. It has developed during the past'few months that the production of newsprint and other papers is'far short of the demand. Publishers and paper manufacturers all over the United "States, and more recently Canada, have been holding confer- ences to deal with the crisis. The United States Congress is dealing with the problem and has appointed a commission to endeavor to work out a solution. At a special emergency meeting of the Canadian Press Association', held to discuss the situation, it was deemed necessary to send a delegation to Ottawa to wait on Premier Borden and the Dominion cabinet to ascertain if the government would lend Its assistance in obtain- ing relief." As a result the government realized the seriousness and ImDortance'of the matter and are endeavoring to find a way out. Pub- lishers a'e .making weekly reports to the mills of the amount of paper on manufacturers are limiting the quantity sent out to less than the prospective requirements of the large newspapers. Along with the scarcity comes enormous advances in the price. Mills have had to face increases in the cost of all the materials used m the manufacture of essentials, such as dyes, which must be used tearing several hundred per a result publishers are being asked to pay unprecedented prices for all grades of paper, and many lines are off the market entirely. Not only white paper, but the cost of Ink, metal and practically all supplies used in the production of a paper-have to almost double the former price. It is said that unless some measure of relief Is forthcoming many of the smaller papers will have to go out of business. The situation is calling for every possible economy in the use ot paper, a Refit calls for increased revenues. The-shortage has forced many papers in the United States to reduce their circulation in some cases ajmost one half. Practically all papers everywhere: have eliminated all free copies sent out as service copies and to exchanaes. At. the present time The Herald is paying for a number of papers it receives on its exchange list. Other papers have had to limit the amount of advertising carried, and reduce the quantity of reading matter. The increased cost of paper is naturally forcing an increase m adver- tising and subscription rates. Additional revenue must be secured to meet the increased cost of producing a paper. The Herald has delayed until the last moment in making any v ement of increase in the subscription price but is now compelled in follow the aeneral practice and ASK OUT-OF-TOWN SUBSCRIBERS a sliahtlv advanced rate. Therefore, EFFECTIVE TOMORROW, NO- VEMBER FIRST THE SUBSCRIPTION PRICE OF THS DAILY HER- ALD BY'MAIL w'ill be a year, and THE WEEKLY (U. S. We believe our subscribers have been expecting this. The news- paper is the only thing that has not risen in, price in recent years. Clothe, 'boot., beefsteak, eggs, butter, lumber, all 6ost our fathers a good deal than they do today. And It cost much lest to publish a paper twenty-five years ago than it-does today-very much less. Yet people 'pay the same price for a newspaper as wa- paid even more than twenty-Svl'years ago Then, If nothing else were considered save the utafuTnaaaTjf the advertisements and the market prices to the average fn a newspaper mean a lavingI of many recognized glance that p.opI, should be paying more tmin.-ttr.Kire for their, newspaper, and we believi the public are ready to pay.' more. Eight cents a week is a small sum to pay for the news of the world and the local news of, the District, to say nothinp; of what's doing at the stores. We believe the read ng of this P" The new rate affects old .ubsoripllons only, as they expire and of bourse all new subscriptions from Nov. 1, 1916, will be.at the rate. f_. TOBACCO FUND Instead of a public, meeting, F. R. Jones, of the Canadian Soldiers' Tobacco Fund, will address the. audiences at the movie shows tomorrow night. .Mr. Jones is a splendid speaker and knows all about the needs of our soldiers at the front. In short addresses at each theatre he will outline the re- quirements of tlie fund and impress upon tlie people tho importance of the work. In the afternoon Mr. Jones will meet the local Tobacco Fund committee at the Red Cross rooms. O Dark Horse Refuses to Mali No An- nual Ratepayers' Meeting? Whether it is the high wind, the high price of wheat or the presiden- tial election in Uncle Sam's domain, interest in local municipal polities is "deaderna-door-nail.'1 The black horse refuses to come out of cover, and the three candidates now in the field on the straight S3500 platform do noth- ing hut eye one another suspiciously Aided by French, Make Progress on the Mace- donian Front Against the Bulgars Paris, Oct. Ihe Macedonian front, west of Lake Prcsba, Monday, both the French and Serbians made further progress, the war office an- nounced today. The French tool: possession of Siagieri Monastry. Violent Fighting London. Oct. wai violent fighting Sunday along the whole Ser- bian front, iii .Macedonia, says the Serbian olficial announcement today. Bulgars Claim Success Sofia via London, Oct. ser- ies of desperate attacks by the Ser- bians in the Cerna river region, south- east of Mouastir, on the Macedonian front, resulted in sanguinary defeat for them, the war office announced today. 1" the region to the east Bulgarian troops expelled the Serbians from trenches in the vicinity BELIEVE WOMEN'S VOTES <-alca-o Oct votes, of the state outside of this city'400r lip the.balance in Illinois on elec-jOOO women have qualified for the right know how big it was. "However, to make a long story hort, we formed a line, out, one by one. We had to paw the earth [own with our hands and pass it hack. All the time tlie gas was getting in its deadly work, one of the boys fainting and another dying before we could get him into the fresh air. Lieut. Martin Caine, of Strathcona, my In- elligence officer, was a member of tion day. Loaders of every political persuasion know it. They have known it over .since tho registration closed. While the enrolment of voters was in progress it was shown plainly that of voting. If it were not for the women's vote the Republican leaders believe .thai Mr. Hughes would have pretly plain sailing in Illinois. Tlie registration in state shows approximately women who for the first time in lllvi history of this state will have the; more Republican1 than Democratic privilege this year of voting for presi- i voters registered, When the alien- denlial candidates are taking as great tjon of tlle Democratic campaign man an interest in the election us are the agcrs who have been claiming the 29 electoral votes of: Illinois for Presi- dent Wilson called to this excess [iiici 111-mo in Ihe. Republicans-registration they worrying more.than are the wisely arid-'siy; till'the 1 men. Tile men responsible for the duct of the Hushes campaign worrying more than are the 1 t cnuic leaders. The reverse was true a week also, but. since the cordial re- ceplion given to President'Wilson at w_ the women's meeting, which he ad- fmlr brotherhoods have senl dressed on his visit to Chicago appeal to their members week, the managers of the Democratic jlhrh6ut [nB countvy campaign have'taken heart and {or of Presi dent Wilson, it was. announced here today. The appeal, it was said, was baaed not" only on the ground that iVhen I got out I was all in and wns very sick for twelve hours after I got the gas out of my lungs." Winning the V. C. Col. Griesbach then goes on to de- scribe Pte. Kerr's feat which won him the V. C. He says: "We received great praise for our work in the fight. The men and officers were magnificent. 1 never saw anything like it. Some marvellous things were done.. Kerr, of Peace River and formerly ot Ed- monton's 6Gth Battalion, did. a great piece of work. We were fighting up in a trench with bombs and were run-. Kerr jumped out of the women have .been heard fronj." Railroad Men Support Wilton New York. Oct. 30.--Ghiefs of the fome to believe that President Wil- ton will benefit largely from the new- won franchise of the women in .1111- u noia. President Wilson had obtained legis I Sli'aw voter, taken in various parts. faTOraDic to jnDor generally of-Ihe particularly in this I been responsible, also city, havo gone a long way toward j f j to the masses confirming this Wherever such havo been taken n majority of vo! avo Ihe women approached have Indicated their intention of voting for President Wilson. This has been true even Hughec is Stronger. in .Idaho Boise, Idaho; Oct. The managers of Ihe Republican campaign in Idaho jjiote additional evidence of the lino jjiote additional evience o e ro where in mixed polls tho mons vote cntlmellt f0r: Hughes lii this state Wlleju "11 iin.n... i In the aggregate, has favored the lie- publican nominee. The registration of women has been exceedingly iieavy in this city alone; than SOO.OOO women1 havo nualt- from the fact thaCthe Capital News an independent Democratic come but strongly for the candidate for president, ni than SOO.OOO women1 havo nua- rt for tho right ot votlns. In parts (CONTINUED ON 'S AGE Jie "select party. He had his broken and ten teeth knocked jaw ALLIES IN S. A. Lisbon, via Paris, Oct. tuguese troops in German East Africa have defeated the German forces, capturing New Ala, and taking 3 large quantity of guns and oth'er war materials, says to- day's war announcement. MONTREAL HOTELS Montreal, Oct. regulations covering the serving of soldiers with intoxicants, have been issued here .Major General B. W. Widson, G. O. C No. 4, M. D., has put all hotels of the district out of bounds, except durim two and.a half Hours each day, 5.30 p.m. to-8 p.m. except on Saturdays when, soldiers are forbidden to enter the bar except between 2 p.m. and 7 pin -'It'is stated that military pick- ets and guards will patrol the streets throughout the winter sicking up any who may disgrace his uniform. Each hattalWn will reinforce these military pickets. RUSSIANS WIN BIG VICTORY Petrograd, via London, Oet. tieavy attack made Monday by the Russian forces in'Volhym'a resulted in the capture of the Austro-German first line trenches, the war office announced today. Counter-attacks were repulsed by the Russians... TODAY'S TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Lieut. G. Bi Murray, son of Premier Murray, of Nova Scotia, gets the mili tary crpss. Henry Thompson, a prominent, uiu ler, died at Ont. A rebellion has started in Abyssi nia. The forces of the new govern- ment were victorious. Jas.: Blake, an expert oil driller from Petrolia, Ont., filed in Egypt. Over automobile licenses have been Issued in Ontario. A. Shaw, Cranbrook, has been killed in action. Dr. Jas. Henry, prominent Orange- ville Ont., doctor, is dead. Pioneer C. A. Pain, son of R. J Phin, M.P.P. for Pipestone, Sask., has been awarded the D. C. M. Mrs. wife o! Lt--Col. A. B. Swift, D.S.O., was knocked down by a lorry and killed at Quebec. waiting fo'r the other fellow to make the first move. .Elections are still six weeks away to be sure, hut it seems to the "-average intelligent voter to be about time something was jarring loose, to give a touch of spice to the proceedings. So far as the man-on- the-street can learn, the. candidates are not yet interested enough to in- dulge in pre-election hand shaking, and as for buying two-pefcent, they never seem to think of it. However, there is something; in the air, and if the dark horse continues to remain hidden, 'there is going .to. be some fun anyway.' The ratepayers are asking now how it is that tlle com- missioners never hold an annual citi- meeting as of the old aldermanic form, ot, government when a chance was glreir-to: question the civic heads-regarding the. details of their administration. The citizens think they have a lot of questions to ask, annual ratepay- ers meeting would be'tlie very place. They would like a detailed statement of expenses of the recent trip of two of the commissioners to the east; they want to' know some things about a tax sale: they want to know if the commissioners wouldn't consider a slice off their salaries, and a tew hundred find one other things, which would make a most interesting meet- ing The man-on-the-street. under- stands that a petition will be pre- sented to the council shortly asking that an open meeting of tlijs character be held, when a lot'of little misun- derstandings may be cleared away. of Note. unit urn ON ii Germans Claim British Attacks Active at Verdun London. Oct. the excen-- tion of intermittent! shelling on both has been.nqthing to re- official British statement', .regarding thet operations on the Franco-Selgian front. German1 Report .Berlin, via Sayville, Oct. tempts of the French and British troo'ps on the Somme front near Les Boeufs and-La Maisonnette to advance yesterday, were defeated by the Ger- mans the war office announced to- day. French attacks in the region of Ablaincourt, and on both sides of the Chaulnes-Llhoiis road also were with- out Euecess. Guns Active at Verdun Paris. Oct. war office re- ports that there was no event of im- portance on the Somme or Verdun, fronts last night, except for active ar- tillery fighting in tlle vicinity of Dou- aumo'nt and Vaux, before Verdun. NO P. O. JOBS FOR MEDICAI-LY FIT Toronto, Oct. post .office here has received word that no ap- pointments to either outside or inside positions are to be made to medically fit men, and that when such positions become vacant they are to be filled by returned soldiers or medically unlit men. ANOTHER TRIAL FOR ROBLIN Winnipeg, Oct. will be Melbouine via London Oet 31 The position of the conscription lef irendum is virtually unchanged, but its friends all deilare themselves hopeful that the final result will show a majority in. their favor. The political situation seems cer- lain to be complicated, but develop- ments ill this res' ect are not expected urtii Premier Hughes returns shortH from Sydney. Warrants are now being issued for the arrest of single men belween Ihe ages of 21 and 31, who failed'to re- port under the comiralsorj training scheme. i on the charge of conspiracy to de- fraud the province. An announcement to this effect was made yesterday by cimi-t Kprr iumned out 01 tne 10 uus uucvt j SSfch ami raTaloiTthe edge of. it B., Hudson, attorney general, and jumped the Germans single-hand- ed, using rifle and bayonet. "The Huns thought'" they- were cut off and 62 of them surrendered and gave up 250 yards of trench. Kerr had a finger blown off at the second joint hut never stopped going until he and another fellow look the prison- ers to the rent1. Then his wound was dressed and ho wanted to go on with the fight, and finally had to bo order- tut: if ed to the rear before he would qlltt. Pefrograd. via London, Oet. Russian Serbian and Rumanian forc- es In Dulmidja have assumed the of- fensive, according to the semi-official news agency's Odessa correspondent; klNNONDALE MAN IS KILLED IN ACTION Yesterday's casualties includ- ed the name of R. D. Feather- atone, of Kinnondale, north- west of Retlaw, as killed in action. ANOTHER TRIAL FOR ROBLIN AND HIS COLLEAGUES Winnipeg, pel. will he a o defraud the province. An announce- ment to" this effect was made yester- day by Hon. A. B. Hudson, attorney general. The first trial began on July 34, and ended on September 5 in a disagree- ment, nine lurors -being for conviction and three-for acquittal. It is probable that the case will he continued at tlie fall, assizes. action. MARKETS Spot wheat Local-trick wheat October wheat October oatt October High Low WEATHER Fair' Va., Oct.- luat day on which intoxicating Average, may be sold lesalH' in Vir ginia At-midnight tonight the new prohibition Jaw goes Into effect, and about 800 saloons in the state will have closed their, doors for the last time. closed tjlday, be cause thelf itocfc hM been exhausted. Berlin, via Suyviile, Oct. sures of reprisal upon Russian prison- ers have been ordered by the German government, pending the Russian gov- ernment's acceptance of the German demands for improved treatment of German prisoners of war in Russia, according to a semi-official north Ger: man Gazette dispatch. v This, paper states that the German government asked of the Russian gpv. ernment, that it put an end to con- ditions which were causing suffering to German prisoners of war and that the oeriod given by the German gov- ernment for compliance having elaps- ed without satisfactory answer from Russia the German government has ordered reprisals. To this end, it is said, P number of commissioned of- ficers belonging to crack Russian regi-: ments. been transferred to a special camp, where discipline is se- vere, and where they will remain un- til the Russian government coinplita with the request. .Hecenl casualties reported are: W, Priestly, Macleodi F. Scott, Taber, wounded. J Blngsdale, Ferule, killed action; J R. Argue, Cranbrook, Gen MANGIN, wounded, J. Pigott, Cranbrook, Mitel Hero of the Marne battls, who In action, L Adlam, commanded a column Qw big1 ded, F Moaely, Pincher Verdun offensive. ;