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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Make The Band Boys Smile The Kilties band came down from Calgary on Saturday. The hoodoo was with them from their arrival. The .rain poured all tho time interfering with the success of their concert and destroym8 their en- naoeincnt for the Labor Day Celebration. Th" b.ind boys cancelled an engagement at Calgary to-come to tlw Kilties home city for the holiday. They paid their fares and their hotel hills, amounting to S3CO.OO and are out of pocket instead of being ahead n handsome sum for the band funds as they expected. The Trades and Labor Council, who had planned a .big celebration nml suffered keen disappointment by the rain, voted to the band for expenses. That was a generous act. since the Council were already out of pocket on their celebration preparations. There is a balance of required to cover the band's expenses and the Herald believes our citizens realizing the circumstances, will gladly con.ribute the amount. They don't the Kilties to be oat of pocket. They belong to Lethbridge's own battalion and will soon be on the way across the teas. Let us show them our regard by contributing two houndred dol- lars so that they will not be a cent the loser on their trip. Contributions received by Capt. the Herald will be acknowledged. Here's a start: Trades and Labor Council 1000 l-lerald Printing Come along with your dollars and let us square this account within Ihe next two days. The band boys brought down a thousand souvenir crograms. Copies can be had at recruiting headquarters. Buy one of loo. Decent Somme Operations Called Great- est Victory Over Germans Since The Offensive Commenced-British Increase Gains In The Region of Guillemont. GREATEST VICTORY SINCE OFFENSIVE STARTED Paris, Sept. via London, Sept. PHCCI-HK mori but tho ivtitest victory sMc- the offensive lirRir.i' is the frop' tho Somuio front describes yeaienluv's operations. According to Echo do Paris, he French have tlpfoai in tho orach Uorm.iii corps nilor the eyes or l-Xrf Jlarsiu.H Vun VmseK i'J ;i rir.miUr pitched oi' rive hoii.'s BRITISH FURTHER HEADWAY .London, Sept. troops hi tiio last night in tho region f tlio-river Somme in Franco Iheir sains in the region of niont says today's British official staiomcnt. British forces pushed forward o yards east of Cuillcmont villagu and secured a hold on Leuse wood. "Hither south a strong German system of defence on a front of feet around Fnlfemonl farm was captured. Official announcement says that tlie fisht on the Snmme sinco September has resulted in the capture by the Uruish on tho entire remaining German econd line defences on a balilu front from .Mowjucl farm to the junction of he British and French linen. THROUuH GERMAN SPECTACLES Benin, via London, Sept. an extensive and hitter struggle develnp- ng from Anglo-French attacks begun Sunday, says the German official state- nent issued lur.Uiy, tho Ciurmaus retained mastery overall! their positions joth sides of Ancre Krook and recaptured the ground which they had lost neur j Marion L. Sloddurd, at a'nmit ilotiqiict farm. South of the Souimo the statement, adds, German artillery ]ast evening. lie present )roko down Trench attacks exc-epl in Ihe Sector soiuluvcwt of Barlcaux fl tho fair d vs Between Glnchy and the river Somme the Germans contested yard, by yard had complained onlv of ind completely destroyed the German first positions whirli were entered by hi, earlv 'n'the he British and the statement says, "Stemmed llio attack on the .second line. GERMANS HAD HEAVY LOS3ES IB SOU OF firings-Big Bag of Prisoners for the -Ro- mania and Rus- sians Cut Off Pdrogrml, Scpl. 4, via London, Sept. is once more at work. His first day's operations brought him no fewer M. L. Stoddard Passes Away Very Been Active Till Last Moment (From Our Ov Cardston, Sept. people of Cardston were all groatly i.hockeii by j lie news of the sudden death of Mr. Winnipeg, Sept. a car of wheat bought Thursday the Grain Growers Grain Co. paid it was announced today. This is a new record. A few years ago if a farmer got for a car it was the talk of the coun- tryside. This year, however, many cars hawft been bought for more than 32.0C9 and gradually the amount has been creeping up. The car bought by the Grain Growers Grain Co. came from Travers, Al- berta. It carried ,bushels and 10 pounds, graded No. 1 Nor- thern and brought 51.56 a bush- el. (Special to the Maclcod, Sept. most Impres- sive military funeral of Capt. Donald Cheater Davis was held here in -Ma- cleoit today. Capt. Davis, of the Lord Stratlicona's Horse, died at Winnipeg Sept. 2nd after going under an operation which he ttiouglit would nakc him fit again Tor the front. He ,vas a bright young officer, only years of age. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Cray of the Church of Knslaiul. A large number of officers were present, in- cluding Col. May representing the headquarters staff; Lieut.-Col. Bryan, liilst regiment; also Capt. Arnold of the Strathcona Horse and oihers. The pallbearers were Capt. Billiard, liilst regiment; Capt. Arnold, Strath- cona Horse' Capt. Colin Maeleud, H.-IT It UL'lltl IlilS J KM 1H V-ll "ndTS Davis roUier .slowlv Ilic Westward. In Ihe region referred lo ollicia ly as the deceased Y ?arse' number o[ Zolochoff rf-ion, where Ihe chief ecu Ire of figlilmg ,s northwest beautiful wreaths were sent by the Scborow, is ihc second ;ii'ea oi Russian success. Ihe Auslro- r.ernuins occupied .sirring positions. CLAIM RUMANIAN DEFEAT London. Sept. first day's i'ighling on Rumanian soil due [o invasion of Oohrudja hy Bulgarians and Germans, resulted hundreds of dead on ihe about his heart early :n the evening of liis [iemise, Hia (laugh Miss ;.Mabcl Stoddard, OH-} Paris, Sept. counter-attacks were- made by.the Germans north i Cardston's most popular voting ladies JrarlS, Kept. vigorous wntj- niuuu U.V.LIII: ueiuiiuiu nunu of tlie Sommo last night in an effort io regain ground taken-in the nev.- drive the Frencli. Tlie war office announced to'lay that the Germans were repulsed with heavy losses: STORM GERMAN'POSITION Berlin, via London. Sept. 5, (5.00 on the Somme ront in France continues, says an official statement issued by German icadiiuarters today. South of the river the Germans themselves on a front IS wide, whicli the entente allies a'rb'storming. The loss tho village of Chilly hy the Germans is conceded. LEWIE American Born Citizen Joined 39tli Battery, Eager to Get to the Firing Lines All LethbridfTO will learn with !teen of the deatli from wounds of Lance Sergt. E. J. McKenzie, who left here nearly a year ago for the fighting in France. Notice of his death has just appeared in the official casualty list. There was perhaps no better known boy in Lethbridge than the popular J as ho was known. He came hero with his father in 1007 when the O. W. Kerr Co. of Minneapolis established an asency in Lethbridge, with his father, T. S. McKenzie, in charge. They came to this city from Mlnot, 'N. D., where the company secured Mr. McKenzio when they started their laud colonization cam- paign in Southern Alberta. With tho exception of a few months during which he livrf at the coast, B. .1. resided in Lethbridge continu- ously until a ij-oar ago he joined 39th entertained a fil'inds last oven- ing, and Mr. Stoildard seemed to enoy Ms part in the social converse. Sho'rtly after refreshments were served Mr. Stoddanl was stricken with paralysis and tlic end came lie- iorc meilical aid arrived. lie was widely hero, being one of the lira of Silencer and Sic dard for many years. HOSPITAL Dili Mrs. Alice Cranney j received 105 8th Street morning ihan lfi.000 prisoners. The Russian successes are not confined to one poinl on ihe front. Operations can be divided into two croups, those more diiceily affeeiing Ihe Rumanian theatre and Those whidi form continuation of (he great Russian successes at Ihe of thus, in Rnkowina and Carpathians the. Russians caplurcd fortified points strongly held by Auslrians and are baitcring at Ihe very gales of Hungary. In particular the obstinate advance along the railway from Delalyn lo Slaramoros entirely deprives Ihc enemy of any chance of dispatching reinforcements lo Ihc Rumanian frontier. In consequence of this, Rumania has already penetrated lo miles into Transylvania and the whole of Ihe line running parallel with Ihe 1'ronlier and Ihe forming of a strategic defence of tlie province is now in Rumanian hands. In Galicia Ihc Russians scored nolahle successes in Iwo dis- Thc advance on Halicz has recommenced. Halicz Bridge- head lias not yel been .reached, but ihc enemy is bcing_ forced Tort Garry Horse, officers of the Strathcona Horse, W. M. Campbell K.C., Airs. J. Williams, the I. O. D. E., -Mrs. Sternhoff aad others. The tt- N. W. .M. P. supplied the firing party Dann. Also Supt. Starnes. H. N. W. M. P., Inspector Tucker from Clarjs-1 ficki. Hie war oiiice says. holm ami others were present. war ollicc had'previously said Ihe invaders had Cam. Davis was a son of the late and occupied several towns. D. W. Davis. ior many years Alberta, ANOTHER GERMAN REPORT representative in the House, ol Com-1 nons. Hi Maclcod. mother still resides in PROMINENT CHURCHMAN DEAD VVir.i.ipeg, Sept. jury trying the ex-cabinet ministers re- ported to Judge Prendergast at 2.50 o'clock this afternoon that they were unable to agree. "In there any possibility of reaching an the judge asked. "I believe absolutely replied the foreman, and told the judge the., jury stood about S to 4, in which way he did not state. His lordship said he would send the jury back until 4 o'clock since disagreement was not a happy termination. Winnipeg, Sept. 10.30 o'clock this morning jurors trying ex-minis- ters were not able to report a verdict, j two-day rain and court was adjourned until two fenced in tho district, o'clock this afternoon.' have .that lier husband, Pte. Michael Cran- been received in Amsterdam that jney, had been wounded in tire right j Oeneral jostod, chief .of the Bulgar- ann and is now in No. S General j ra, staffi committed suicide aWefon M'S Ptl Cranney because of Bulgaria's delay in deelar- came to seven years ago, ing war on Honmama, says a dispatch and enlisted In the 50th Battalion a ye.'.r ago on 'February 5th. He was London, Sept. The Rev. Dr, Moore, canon of Canterbury sin _. _f 1B03, died Saturday night at Chagford. of the Bricklayers' Union. He has Devonshire. Dr. lloorc was widely worked at hi: tra'le ill Calgary and known as a student of Dante. jieciicjnc Hat besides in this city. 3ik bricklayer by trade and a member Berlin Sept 4 vial London. Sept. and Bulgarian troops which hnil ihe southeastern frontier of Roumania. between the river Danube _____ __________ mack Sea advanced yesterday says the officia! statement issued today Hy German headquarters. Near Koemar the Bulgarian cavalry drove BULGARIA ARMY HEAD, SUICIDE back Roumanian infantry, capturiilE 110 Roumanians. I RUSSIANS CLEAN THEM UP Sept have I via tlie direction Volliyllia, the Russian troops in-bttttles lasting from Thursday to Stttnrdav cJ-iturcd 115 Teuton officers-and J.Slt men. They also took .sis "u machine guns and four mine throwers. This information was ill today's' Russian official statement. FIGHTING'IN ROUMANIA I'etrograd Sept. 5.. via London, Sept. and Bulgarians are fl-lithlK in Rnuiuania tlie war office announced today that the first clash between Bulgarians, who have invaded eastern Roumania and Russians, who went in to assist Ronmania, occurred yesterday. A Bulgarian cavalry outpost was sabred by cavalry. ALL QUIET ON THE MACEDONIAN FRONT Paris Sept. quiet still prevails on the Macedonian front an official French report of today says. There were no infantry engagements yesterday although artillery was fairly active and various enterprises were undertaken by patrols. GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY Berlin via London, p. and Austrian armies which arc invading Eastern Rumania liave carried by storm fortified ad- vance positions at bridgehead of Tutrakan, the war office announced today. Ths Bulgarians have taken the town of. Dobric. Exchange Telegraph company from that city. Dispatches from Sofia, which reach- ed Amsterdam yesterday, attributed fieneri! Justoff's death to appendi- citis. Cleasrs and Farmers May Got on tlic Land Again by Thursday Considerable Grain Lodg- ed and Slight Damage May Have Been Oceas- 25% Cut-ting Has Been Done. HarvestmE oncrations in Southern i and the country along that line had Albert., been delayed for sev-' C5 per cent, of the spring wheat in eral days as a result of one of the stook. C. S. Noble at Nobleford had t1 ever exper- three lowering days last week, th The jury has been at work on C-.. uu sideration ,of evidence _- since early Saturday night and rained without rain commenced to pour down on :riet and norlh of Nauton on the C. tion E. Hue were the most backward. this moruin_ sent word to not arrived a baturtlay nigiii. and raincu witnout .At 10.30 the foreman a iot.ul, muil Monday evening. Dur- ofllcials that they had j 5ng the time the precipitation arabun- it a decision, and with ted to 4.5-1 inches according to the _s nor .jury present the ollicia! measurements taken.at the court, was formally opened and ad- j KKperimental Farm, although the ob- journed. The. was filled gervations caught by C. P. Bowman' day, many ladles. II a 7ear ago he joUjed Battery Desiring to EC to tie f.on j ahd ad. I is quickly as possible, he went will! I tho reinforcing draft later in the Tils ability as a leader soon found him promotion and he was placed in charge of., a section trench mortars, which in the lance ot the trenches means the "suicide brigade." Ho had been in the trenches r-'most steadily from last winter and had been doing good .work, -which was quickly winning for o' his offi- himself the recognition ccrs. .E. J. was always a leader of sport in Lcthhridge. For several years he was a leader in the gym classes at the Y. M. C. A. and in baseball cir- cles he was ahvays active. E. J. v.'as'one of the flrst American horn boys from Lctlibridge to .fall in battle. Though his father was born near St. John, N. B., tho family were all Americans and prominent (nembers of tho Canadian-American Club of this city. The young man, however, from tho very start of the war, was anxious to fight with the CJtiyn.jj.inn r0v fhn and when tlio llOtii was; announced lie was one of tho first to enlist. Tlie parents of tho young man are DOW located it Midland, Texas, where It is under- on his guagc iu the city amounted to almost six inches. No frost has been reported from any part of tile district. This was ireatly feared by the farmers dul- ling, as on Mou. The case went toj the jury at 11 o'clocit last night after a trial lasting 37 days. The jurors have before WJ them the record of proceedings, con- jng the hours while the storm was tained In over five thousand type- written .pages, and over four hundred documentary exhibits. Addresses of counsel and tho charge of Mr. Justice Prendergast occupied 20 hours, on four different days. day and a clearing up hut the lowest the ther- mometer .dropped last night was 46.2 which was II degrees warmer than during the clearing period after the last storm. The sim is "shilling to- breeze is blowing larger attendance than' usual tor opening day. Hardlevllle school did not open owing to tlie bail state of ...Kiinim, the roillls following the storm, but itood Mr. McKenzie is in charge of j will bo open tomorrow. One new i big land development scheme for room is being opened at Fleetwood the O. W Kerr Co. school and it is possible that another Prior to enlisting B. J. was em- now room .in'one of the other schools ployed by the natural resources de- partment of'the C. P. R. as a chant- which will help to dry out the sod don ground. Cutting may start on some high land tomorrow afternoon but it will be Thursday afternoon .or Friday morning before operations will be general again. Reports from the district show that nia'.iy fields have been knocked flat hy the storm. This is especially true in the case of summcrfallowed grain. Oats all over the soutii 'are down. Lighter stands of spring no noubt tnoro wiil be some loss iu the crop as a. result of its lodging under the storm, hut the percentage of the total will be very small Cutting was in full swing when Ihe storm came. Many districts had more than 25 per cent. cut. This true of the districts north and wiii have' to be opened. At the High I east of the city. Travers ard Ret school 12S pupils enrollfd and tho' law were nearly half cut. Tabei dis attendance promises to be heavy. trict. was well advanced. 1'oremost morning the fall term with r. his spring wheat cut. West of BETTER PEACE- CONDITIONS -London, Sept. Fed- eration of Trades Unions' executive committee has sug- gested to Premier Asfjuith that he submit to the cabinet the desirability of discussing with the government incor- poration in ihe peace treaties The crop at the jail: farm was -all cut Saturday before the rain fell. Spring Coulee Spring Coulee, Sept. ordinary heavy crops in this district suffered from the big rain storm, many fields going down under tlie weight of the rain. The wheat in the district is'very rank and rather inclined to be green. Much of it was beginning t6 lodge undT its own weight. The fact that it is lodged will make the ripening process long- er. At the same time it will make harvesting a much longer operation. Cutting was well started before the rain, but not over 5 per cent, of the spring wheat had been cut. Fifteen days of warm weather are needed. _JTaber Taber, Sept. 25 per cent, of the wheat in this district had been cut when the heavy rain came. Fears were expressed that this rain would considerably delay- harvesting Suffocated By Coal Gas In Sheep Wagon East of City (.CONTINUED ON FADE 3) MARKETS Spot Track wheat Octo'uer wheat October oati October flax 184% 19% 151% WEATHER High........... Low.............. and cool with few teattircd ilioweri. ff .j. labor conditions. FBI IHE US! IE Camp Borden, Sept. R. H. tho Duke of Connaught, on Monday inspected Camp Borden and troops in training here for service overseas, and returned to Toronto last night. It was the Governor-Gen- eral's lirst visit to the newest of Canada's military camps, and, inci- dentally, as his royal highness him- self remarked, his last appearance before a military parade during his official stay. Magrath Directors Forced to Act on Account of the Heavy Rains Accidental death removed one of Lethhridge's. old time residents yester- day morning 'when Walter Whitney was overcome by coal gas fumes at the Miller sheep camp one mile north ot fourteen Mile Tank, east of Loth- bridge. At tlie same time his son Norman, aged 14, a'hd Frank Valcour, who was in charge of the sheep camp, narrowly escaped death. They awoke camped at the track about a mile from the sheep camp and about, 14 miies from Lcthbridge. During the after- noon they went over to tlie sheep camp, remained for supper and when the rain continued to pour down they decided to stay all night. A big fire was put kn In the coal stove in the tent wagon and a defective stove pip'e caused the fumes to fill the Interior. The son woke, feeling ill and went out (.Special to the Herald) Magrath, Sept. all pre- parations had been made for one of the finest fall fairs ever held in the Garden City, the directors met yes- terday and decided to postpone the event, which was to have taken .place today and tomorrow, until Friday and Saturday, Seplamber 29 and 30, The steady downpour of lain for two days has made the roads and streets a sea ot mud so that it would havo been impossible to hold the ition on the original dates. AIL ar- rangements will stand and an excel- lent program will be ready for the postponed fair which will now come at a time wliun tlie farmers will he more ..free to attend. before being oVercome and feeling ill The son woke, feeling ill and went out- struggled outside, although they were i side. Valcour strugg ed out late.r and toostupified to understand tho na- this respite saved their lives. When an ture of the trouble and gave .110 heed effort was made to rouse Mr. W tney __ 11 Finn in Hie momlllC It to saving the other man. It was after five o'clock In the morning before Val- cour discovered that Mr. Wiitney was dead. When he did so he immediately notified the Mounted Police at Leth- bridge and an officer, together with Coroner Huiiin'miw ried to-llio camp. about five o'clock in the morning it was found that he was dead. Walter Whitney was born at Kings- ton, Out., 52 years ago last month. He came to Lethbridge in 18S3, and has ;d Dr. Cragg j years Nothing couui uoj c been here ever since. During the 33 h of -is .1--? lnrp 1P la ried to-lhe camp. otng cou euiiKiiget done then, but an investigation was at his death owner ot a held It, was decided that coal gas fumes v, ere the cauSo of death and no inquest was considered necessary. Mr.' Whitney' and his son had been engaged in plongh'ng a fireguard for {he CPU along the orow line oe tween Let'noridge Dumnore and wtre working back On Sunday thej farm northwest of the city. He was married and a wife and eight children, are left behind, four boys and four girls. The youngest boy is only nine months qld. Several brothers also reside ill the district, among them'D. J. Whitney, W. D Whitnc) and Ben Berlin, -via Amsterdam, Sept 3rd, via London, Sept. 'Burchalten, Aushahlton Maulhalten" (literally out, -hold on, hold that's our slogan, declared Herr hallin. director seneral of the Ham-_ of hc-iriany's situation The war will ._ all probability for that last another year We are prepared "It is a question of who will stiCK it out the longest that v, '11 decide and end the war I believe v.e can, and that our people have the will WW if ;