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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta :rench'Make Marked Progress-Are Very Close to Combles, the Cornerstone of the German Defence Paris, Sept. 7., via London, Sept. yesterday's successes he menace Combles, the cornerstone of the German lefence, very close from south and southwest, and only three- luarters of a mile distant on the southwest. Meanwhile the Brit sh draw nearer to the north. The French took a big step closer to Peronne also by winning he hamlet of Omiecourt-Les-Clery, in the river bend between Clerv and the stream itself. Despite furious bombardments uer mans had held it with desperation, but yesterday s attacking tac lies were too clever and this position fell. The success was highlj important not only because it consolidated French positions, jus across the river before the salient, but also as facilitating further idvance on Mont St. Quentin. the traditional key to Peronne, the possession of which in 1870 gave French mastery of Picardj stronghold. GERMAN ATTACKS FUTILE Paris Sent and particularly violent attacks were made b the oermkns on the Somme front last night in an effort to regain Germa, trenches won by the French. The war office announced today that the Oei man futile, the French holding their ground everywhere. GERMANS SUFFERED SEVERELY 1 ondoil Sept 8 troops southwest of Lille last night raided til' German trenches'southwest of Ginchy and near Rlchbourg L'Avoue, Inflictln ?eveTlosses to their occupants, says the British official statement issued th, afternoon. On the Western Front London, Sept. infantry of the belligerents in the Somme region of France was Inactive Thursday, ex- cept of the river, where the French, to the east of Denlecourt, captured -elements of trenches from the Germans and brought forward their'front more "in alignment with their newly acquired line running through "Belldy-en-Santerre and Ber- ny-en-Sariterrc. The day, however, saw a jtion of the battles which always pro- Icede attempts at fresh advances by Ithe entente allies. In addition great laerial activity was shown by trench land British aerial squadrons in bom- Ibardlng points of vantage behind the German "lines. South of the Somme so violent was 10 French artillery fire that under the Germans were unable to make heir customary counter-attacks, ae- ording to Paris. The Germans are heavily shelling he French in the old first line Ger- man trenches a mile in length he- ween the Vaux-Chanitre region and town of Chonois in the Verdun cctor, which were taken by the Trench Wednesday night. How Berlin Sees It Berlin, via London, Sept. nd German troops were engaged in nfantry fighting yesterday in the re south of the river Somme, says oday's official German statement Tile French .were repulsed with greal losses with the exception of a point to the ivest of Berny, where, the state- ment adds, some portions of the trenches' remained in the hands of lie French. Snatched Pistol From Policeman Then Suicided ft" 8.-A well for dressed; uriideiiuuea man, sriaiclifed a revolver from the pocket of 'a mounted police officer at Randolph and Dear- streets early today and shot himself! to death. Hun- dreds of persons rushing to work saw the tragedy. EUTONS TQ HETIKE ON TRANSYLVANIA Greece Will Join Allies London, Sept. 8.-A decision on her future course of action was made by Greece Wednesday at n cabinet meeting In Athens, to an Kxchange Telegraph dispatch troin Berlin. The meeting was attended I.) King Constantino anil representatives of the entente. No word has been received definitely of the decision of the confer- ence but it is believed It ended by a decision to jo... the Allies. Indications of this liavo been numerous for several days, the only nuestlon being when and how Greece should strike, according to dis- pathos Po Weal factions at the Greek capital are. waging a bitter strug- gle, according to a dispatch with Premier Zaniis giving satisfaction to nei'her whig. The map shows the long and crooked line from which the Teutons are to reti-e in order to establish stronger lines further In the lear. Thej will a large part of Transylvania to the Rumanians, who are now pressing through the passes on their front. ____________ DR'MEWBURN F W. Mowhlirn of Alberta, has; been promoted to mi'.., Hio AI-TTIV Medical Corns. Joseph Young Succumbs Fol- lowing Operation in Medicine Hat Hospital One more gap was caused in the ranks of Southern Alberta old timers last night when death claimed Joseph Young, a pioneer of the Cardston dis- trict. The death of the late Mr. Young occurred last night in Medi- cine Hat hospital after' an operation which was decided on as his only hope. Mr Young had gone to Etzikom to open a new store. Early in the week he was suddenly attacked by an old malady and was 'rushed across country to Medicine Hat. He had been suffering for many years from stomach trouble and the operation at Medicine Hat was too late, the poison from stomach ulcers having spread through his system. The late Mr. Young came to Cana- da overland from Utah 20 years ago, driving in to Cardston, then only a pioneer settlement, with a bull team He settled there and prospered. A NO D. AND D. IN TWO MONTHS More than two months have by but the city police court lias still to deal with its first 'drunk and disorderly' un- der the new Liquor Act. There have been two prosecutions uli- dc-r the act for selling or hav- ing liquor illegally, hut there has not been an arrest of a sin- gle drunk by the city police since July 1st. A d. and d. would be a curiosity around the police headquarters now. Russians Assume The Offensive Against The Bulgarians and Germans RUMANIANS OCCUPY AN IMPORTANT TOWN be a lieutenant-colonel. and is in i years, as i find was one front. well known, he was M Col. 'jlewburn is with the Army Medical Corps, Connaught hospital at, Cliveden, many few years ago he took up sheep veil known, lie was uie of the earliest residents of Lethbridge. Both his sons are at the lew yuaib ranching, his range being soutlieasl of the city. About a year ago his broke down completely and he lieUlLIl Uiuivc u" sold out his sheep bands, going Urgency of Construction of Line to Handle Crop North of River, Emphasized No stone is to be left unturned in the effort being made'to provide rail- way accommodation for the farmers living northeast of Letlibridge. The lltlf M S1AIES BY Chicago, Sept. "cloubl Zeppelins, unarmed and each with carrying capacity of 60 tons, have carrj'iuf; been built in Germany to carry malls and the United between Berli.....- States, according to statements made by Morris Epstein, agent of the Ger- man American alliance, who has re- turned from Europe. He said the had been christened and "Deutschland." He was permitted to view powerfully Zeppelins "Amerika" Glared. The engines are equipped and they can make the yljUlplJUU Him aerial voyage between Berlin and New Tork in 72 hours. are so said Epstein, "that they can rise higher thaa any aeroplane, and thus escape hostile aviators. They also can descend to the water and "travel there under power." Epstein said the postage London, Sept the effects of the British bombardment of German positions at Gulllemont, the correspondent of Reuter's Tele- gram company at the British head- quarters In France says: "The ground east of the village was strewn with German dead. Corpses in many cases were stark naked, every stitch of clothing having been blasted off them. "A very large proportion of these hodles showed no signs of wounds, and there is little doubt that the men are killed by intense concussion. Even'-In dug-outs, with which the place was warrened, few men escaped the bombardment, and those did said their nerves were destroyed by the terrific pounding of the British correspondent considers it sig- nificant that the ground won was not to SOJU uui ma California last winter to recuperate He returned this spring feeling much better with the result that he decided a merchandising in the lew town of Eitzikom. For several- years Mr., Young ha with his family in .Lethhridg ind is well known to many people of the city. He leaves to mourn him jcsides his wife, a, daughter Leah, i son Duranz of-the' 7Sth. Battery, hjs mother Mrs. Barton at Raymond, and jrothers and sisters among whom are Mri Lou Thompson ot Raymond and Lee Young at Revelstoke. Mr. Young was boo at.Manti, Utah. The remains were brought to tne citv this afternoon and the tunera will be held on Monday, the hour o which will be announced in tomor row's paper. It is understood the Ma ions will attend the funeral m a body living northeast of Letlihridge. The (m. tllis had already been ar- appeal to Grant Hall, vice-president itangMl would be the regular m- in charge of western. lines of the. O. postage plus one mark or Record Breaking Price Paid For Wheats-Lots of Threshing Rigs in the District (Special to the Herald) Magrath, Sept. record- breaking price of per .bushel was paid Edmond Hocking yesterday by the Ogilvie Elevator Co. This is doubt the highest price ob- tained for wheat in Mr. Hocking's car netting him just a trifle under 12000. Harvestint has been resumed in earnest after the delay caused by the storm. The damage caused by the storm was only meager, some of the heaviest patches, of oats being that were knocked down sufficient to hinder cutting. The Magralh. district should experience no trouble in get- ting threshed, providing the weather continues good as there are twenty rigs In the country adjacent to the Garden City, and a number of farm- ers have purchased imall outfits'.for idual use Mis F W Karren was informed py that her husband Lieut. F. would sail from Liverpool on Ithe 6th of Sept. Mr. Karren has.had Hills discharge from active Jsome time on account, of his eyesight during the time that intervened until his departure he boon visiting places of note old land The atoik is still malting Its regu- lar visits to Magralh. llorn to Mrs. lorsjth on the a boy. In the ith i hoy to Mr and Mrs. Pingrcd- Tanner. P. R. not having been productive o results, the matter is now being car- ried to the minister of 'ollowing wire was recently sent Minister of Railways and Canals, Ottawk, Canada. On April IGtli, you signed plan-approving construction Canadian Pacific branch Kipp northeasterly 40 miles. Farming and 'business Uiter- ests here have been urging railway to build at least to i mileage 25 but receive .only unsatisfactory answers postage 25 cents for each letter. of the fanners have to team grain over 25 miles. Railway appears' in- different; they get the'traffic any- r We appeal to you for action. S." S. DUNHAM, _ Viee-President, United Farmers of Alberta. I bonibarded by German Held guns, charges I which Indicates, he says, that Teutons withdrew their Held artillery iut of range. Whether this was from apprehen sion that the guns might fall into riritislr hands or whether it is pre- iminary to a general withdrawal, the writer adds, can of course be only matter of. speculation. [dozens in Southern >i continues favorable meantime Up to date there have been only a few isolated instances in which any threshing is reported to have been done. But cutting is advancing rapid- ly: Many points will over fifty per cent, ot spring wheat cut by Sat- urday night, while a week later will see all wheat cutting done with the exception of a small amount which will be standing in the later districts At the provincial jail the first threshing in this district will start next week Warden Rivers stated this morning that the jail farm has its 100 acres of spring.wheat cut and the whole crop will be ready tor the threshing machine early next week. Ottawa, new-anti- liquor, legislation of the three prairie provinces, and the restricted hours of selling In the east, inland revenue continues re- ceipts for the rmon'th of July.are. as against for July of 1916, or an Increase of War tax. receipts account for JB8.B12. BABY DROWNED .IN PAIL Brandon, Sept. tcn-.nionths- old baby of Mrs. 'Bllaukl fell into a candy pall, that had .been left stand- ing in the yard, hall tilled with water and was drowned when found. TWO BILLION HANDED OUT BY CONGRESS Washington, Sept. gress1 adjourned sine die this morning at 10 o'clock, the con- cluding session being record breaking In many respects; with appropriations and au- thorizations for the future run- ning well toward I Still another ex-Mounted Policema: has joined the Lethbridge Highlaii: ers in the" hope of seeing quick servic at the front This time it is Eugene T McCarthy, an ex-corporal, who was l the service for -IK years. He was als a member of the .U. S. army for thre years Other recruits, secured toda vere Simon Patrisky and Jos. Yam his. This makes 13 taken on since las >aturilay morning. London, Sept. tite on the hillside at Cuffley, where Lieut. William Leefe Roblnion, of the Royal Flying Corps, brought a Zeppelin during the Ger- man aif raid on coast of England Saturday, night, has bee" pledged to the nation by its own" er. The-gift is macte with the understanding that a suitable monument shall be; erected by public subscription on the spot where the Zeppelin fell. J -UacDonaW of Iron Springs is the citj today and he that cu ting there TV ill be finished by Satu day night with-'the exception ot som later fields of wheat and oats. Thres ing in that district will start about week from Monday. At present the outlook is that tl movement of 'new grain from Sout ern Alberta will start about the la week of September though. the ru MARKETS Track wheat October wheat October oats October (lax 190 WEATHER High Low 45.5 Forecast: Fair, not much change In temperature. London, Sept. S. Rumanian troops have occupied Orzova, an important Hungarian town on the Danube, according to a dispatch to the Times from Bucharest to- day. Repeated German Attacks Petrograd, via London, Sept. 8. troops, which have crossed the Dvina river north of Dvinsk, were attacked repeatedly by Germans Thursday, the war office announced, but succeeded in holding captured positions. Big Battle Begins London, Sept. begin- ning of a great battle in south, eastern Rumania, where the Rus- sians have taken the offensive against the Bulgarians and Ger- mans, is reported in a Rome dls- patch given out by wireless press. Capture Another Fortress undated offlc- Paris, Sept. arlil- ry righting is under way on 1C front of Crrcck iaf received here to- le war office announced today. aay says Ulat the Bulgarian and Ger- Tlic principal engagement is n progress on the Slruma front i the region of Mount Belcs and vicinity of Lake Doiran. the man forces, which are invading .east- ern Rumania, have captured the fort- -ess of Dobric (Basardjik) and the outposts of Baltjik, Kavarna and Kalishra. The occupation of Orsova. by the Rumanians is conceded in the Bulgarian statement. On Front London, Scut. Galicia the Russians are still actively working toward Lemberg, keeping up their terrific pressure against tile Austro- German lines westward from the re- gions of Brzezany and Hallczi'-.Naac the Tlussians have driven back the Teutons from fortified posi- tions and advanced to the Naraiuvka river, a tributary to the Gnita Lipa, and at some points have crossed the stream. Near Halicz the railway lino Washington, Sept. general lias Cllt Dy the Russians, who are evenuo bill, a measure intended to now ileaviiy bombarding Halicz, meet additional expenses of the gov-1 although in Dames, the. forces rnment due partly to military pre- of .ne central powers are still stub- aredaess, was finally passe'd by the Senate and House last night.. The nresident is given authority if the United States. boruly defending. In Wednesday's fighting in the The iiresuienL 13 give., Halicz sector 5646 officers and_men o adopt retaliatory measures toward i of the Teutonic allies were made any belligerent nation that illegally 1 prisoner. Both Berlin and Vienna, nterferes" with the trade or commerce admit retreats between the Zlota Lipa and Dniester rivers. Likewise.Vienna joncedes a retreat of the Austrian orces before the Rumanians near Olah Toplilza, in Transylva- nia, 80 miles from the Rumania bor- der The retreat was made in the 'aco of a threatened enveloping novcment. To the southeast in this same region the Rumanians have oc- the Gyergyo-DItro-Orsova 'pass. Says Attacks Failed Berlin, via London, Sept. peated Russian attacks against Qer (Special to the Herald) Cardston, Sept. There-was a arge gathering of citizens present._at the Stake Tabernacle at 1. o'clock to- day, when the funeral services were conducted by Bishop T. Wm. Duce, of the 2nd ward, for M. L. Stoddard.' Flowers in profusion covarod the large white casket, and the stand, which was immediately behind it. The auditorium was draped in white, the work of the Relief, Societies. Three hymns, "Nearer. My God to "Load Kindly and. "Oh My were rendered'very-fit- tingly by the under J.'Urank Layne while A. T. Henson presided at the organ. "O Dry Those hy Misses Etta Dowdle, Winona Brown and Lillian Bates was a'trio also at fectm-ly given, while Mrs. Leadbetter sang the solo, deei feeling. s _, The speakers in order were Z. W. Jacobs, Pres. Edw J Wood. Walter E. Pitcher and Thos Duce The pall bearers were Messrs Mark Spencer Jno W. Woolf, R A Pilling J W Keorl, O. E. Bates and S 4t tUa'sraVe Mr. W. H. Steed offered the dedicatory prayer, Bishop J T Brown man positions on the Zlota-Lipa, southeast of Brzezany, in Galicia, failed with considerable Russian. Josses, says today's German official statement reporting operations en the eastern front. Barn of Hill Spring Farmer Is Destroyed, Also Some- Livestock week of Septemoer prayer, Bisnop j i JPIU-. will not be on .much belore October ottore4 the 'opening and Bishop Wm 'er 1st The today has been ideal for harvest onerations, a fine wind blowing from the southwest and dry- ing out the crops and the ground ing Out. Uie .J- helping greatlv to straighten up down f, flolflc grain and ripening in the later fields. WILL SUPPORT LIBERALS Vancouver, Sept ing that he can best attain his object to smash, the Bowser machine, Mr T O Townley, independent Conservative can- didate in Vaneomer at. the of trouble. umaie general election on September 14th has withdrawn his name from the list of those seek- ing election, and will throw in his lot -with the Liberal can- didates (Sp Cardsto .eini.lo Hie Sept. Hill Spring, the electric storm of Saturday even- Ing did considerable damage. It was v rumored yesterday that the home and barn of Mr. Wm- Wynder were both destrojed b> fire On Baking up the matter by phone; it was learned that tile nen barn with about 40 tons of ha; new wagon harnesses etc had iieea destroyed by fire. and granaries were The house, >d however Duce the closing'prayer A touching tribute to the aud granaries BCVCLI of the home life ot Mr Stoddard was i to the relief of the friends and paid by all the speakers and the manv deeda-of his estimable wife the sick and afflicted ot our community as alluded to by the speakers showed that CBW families in Cardston weie a not indebted to them for aid in time British Steamers Sunk London, Sept British steamship Stratheay and the El- Icrman line, steamship Tagus ha Icrnum, line steamship Tngus have been sunk The crew of the Slrathcay was saved It is reported the Butisli steamship Hazclwoocl has been sunk, relatives 'Of .Mr. and Mrs. Wynder who-reside-here. The cause of the fire is said to he lightning, and some four or five head of live stock in or near the barn are said to have been killed Mr. Wynder had just completed his fine new barn and had at its comple- tion one of the best improved farms m this splendid distiict His loca tion is about 2 miles north of the village of Hill Spring which lies at the eastern base of what the oil timers of the Cochrane lanch days al ways called Spring till! The storm which continued nearly all yesterday, prevented any hol- idaying in this vicinity A" lew hun- ters got out with buggici and dcmo- ciats and slaughtered the duclss inut the cais were conspicuous by Jheir absence, ;