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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta U. C. ELECTIONS AllieH Operations on Somme and Ver dun Part Of One Great Battle-rFrench; and British Continue to Gain Ground Paris, via London, Sept. ihc gradual develop- ment of a strategic plan as daring as it is adroit, allied operations on the Somnic and Verdun have become part of one great battle, the most colossal conflict ever waged under the guidance of a single commander. The great generals' headquarters act as a clearing house, linking the offensive operation of General Fochj and General Neville. It was not a coincidence that within 15] minutes after units of.the tenth army had fought their way into, 11 mound of masonry, which had been Bcrny-cn-Sanlerre, regi-f men Is of the army of Verdun were storming German trendies in Vaux-Chapitre and Chenois woods north of Fort Souville on the Mcusc. The two attacks, though separated by hundreds of miles of zone, were interlocking, the generals in charge knowing to a minute when the first was to have reached a victorious conclu- sion and the second to have begun. The program was laid under the supervision of General Joffre. It worked with precision of a high powered dynamo. No sooner had Ihc conflict waned with FIFTMNE SOUlH'S 1915 CROP Kind of drain Busluls Spring Wheat........ it--- i Viiiter-'Whent liurley, Flux, utc. Acreage cuo.oob ,000 ]915 Average .'iil 'bus'. 30 bus. G7 bus. Totnls About throe' wcife ngo Ilic Herald an estimate of tbc 1915 crop'in tlio area in which lothbridgc figures as the railway centre The total was placed nt and as this was bushels higher than am' previous estimate it was thought to be plenty high. But more eoinph'le figures are at band proving the bushel estimate to be too low. Southern Alberta actually raised oUOOOOO bushels of all kinds of grains, bushels mure than anyone hud previously dared to hint at. The area on which this figure is based in- the Kellaw line of the C.P.B, which, is not in the Lcthbridge nilwav division, but practically all of which grain would have been hauled over the branch the C. P. li. belore Uie Kuthuv branch was built. The figures from which the Herald has made this final estimate ot vcnr's enormous crop have been carefully compiled from reports ot threshers' returns; railway shipments, Board of Trade reports and other authentic rcportsiaiid are conservative rather than otherwise. The total wBeat yield of the district was close to bushels, almost all of it.being-spring wheat. That "two crops in one" is no catch A. I. FISHER Liberal candidate in Fernie Mr. Ficher is the son of Rev. S. W. Fielier, who lived in Waterdown, On- tario, at the time of young Fisher's birth. Mr. Fisher was educated in the Dundas High school, Toronto Univer- sity, and graduated from Osgoodc Hall. He came west and joined Mr. F. C. Lawe in the practice of law In 1006. This firm has built up a lucra- tive business and is rated oue of the British Labor to be the Be: Paid in the World No More Large Fortunes London, Sept. Britain is preparing to institute! some almost CAPTURE GERMAN TRENCH London, Sept. British captured a German trench in High wood, ion tbe Eomme sector, after a sharp fight last night, it was announced official- ly German troops made several attacks during the night, but none oE iheni'ih force. FRENCH KEEP MOVING ON Paris, Sept. their assault, on the. Somme front Inat night, the French'made a further gain. The capture oE. a_small wooded area is re- potted today by tho offcce Geimaa attacks m the Veidun sectoi repulsed. Russ General Escapes From Prison Record Shows That He Voted For Measures of Benefit to Rally (Special to the Herald) Cranbrook, B. C., Sept. 7.- -Cran- Irook Liberals held their last public meeting last evening so far as the city itself is concerned. In the large and spacious committee rooms on Norbury avenue, when a big Liberal rally and smoker was held.r The building was packed to the doors and a good pro- gram of -music was carried out. Mr. C. H. Knocke, one of the oldest railroad men along tho "Crow, very kindly fill- ed the chair, while Prof. C. F. Nidd, acceptably presided at the piano. Those taking'part in the musical pro- gram were Joseph Palmer, F. H. thmgton, J Hanna, H Carter, Pte. P. B. Snook and Pte. Jack Lewis, of the 225th battalion. Dr King, the Literal standard bear- er, spoke for the last time during the campaign to a Cranbrook audience. On being called on by the chairman, he was greeted with round after, round of applause: which for. whole-hearted cnthuaifim, the equal has never been in thll city heretofore. Op "limism iwas'the keynote which perme- ited the entire gathering. There was reason for this feeling, for the time "has arrived in this province when a man can express an iionest political conviction, no matter what that con- viction nmy be, without being threat- ened and told he had "better get out." Di King told of his visits to outside points, making reference to Newgate anil where lie said the farmers were waiting for Mr the government valuator, .in connection with the Agricultural Cre- dits He advised Mr. Pitts to bring nlong Iho money foi the farmers of that 'Section' at. tho same time as ho Camp Petrograd, via London, Sept. 9. Korniloff, formerly commander of Russian division, who was captured by the Austro-Germans in Galicia on May 19, 1915, escaped fropi the prjson camp in which he was held In Austria and has arrived at Bucha- rest it is o-m ctal news agency. produced the application -.blanks, other- wise his mission would prove futile, Government heelers are working tlie outside points where in somi "gag rule" ia being resorted are being told that the returning officer will know exactly how" they if'they do not cast tnbiiv.bajlot tain, those in close touch with him announce. Tlin entire cabinet, is said to share his views. The prime minister's first intima- tion the'government's nlnn was made in the House of Commons dur- ing the recent discussion or the Paris economic con Terence resolutions. Mr. Asciuith declared the govern- ment had in view certain reforms, which woftltl distribute fruits'.of diibtij ir.oie eMjul) osea tho commu- nity. ;Froni communal sources it is known'that a'tentative measure is be- ing' discussed giving, the stiito com- prcliehEive control over the .distribu- tion of profits, preventing, it is hoped, the; accumulation of vastifortunes in i few hands and guaranteeing to the worker a wage equal to or -more than that paid to workmen anywhere else. A radical .war measure which allows tho government to take 77 per cent, of excess war profits may crystalize into a peace measure to limit profits generally, it is said. Tbc recssstrjctJcri committee of the house, of which Mr. Asquith chairman, has charge of the problems of pos't-wnr social improvement. government candidate they can-.maUo up their minds that no more road work can bo had, should the government be sustained. This surely is-.'tdarkjan- tern'' methods, but the government and Its supporters, driven' to: despera- tion, will stop at nothing to win this election. Men have" gone from this province to-Europe; to siip-i-> press just such highhanded methods j The men or tflp who seek to ere v ate distrust or suspicion of thCii fel i lowmen, to Inflame passions and pre- judicea, to create disunion and discord, j are just as truly aiding the enemi as or betrays his country's honor. It is deplorable that men should resort to this petty peanut inttmicla-' tlon.; The doctor advised the men to be firm and fear not The billot was aocrct and should DO sacred but unfor Ornately sacredness i- far removed from this government g thoughts Let no man dictate to jou hoiv jou should use jom franchise No man hus any right to dictate While T would appie ciato your support In the forthcoming election, I will brow, beat.no man; Dr King's Record In closing, the doctor "made refer- ence to his record while representing this distrKt in the B C legislature Mr. Caven 'he woiklngmans fnoi d at tho meeting addresaed here by Pi a mior Bowser stated that both Mi government is interning Ger- man, Austrian and Turkish subjects in hotels and houses in centres where they would be placed in jeopardy by'the bombs dropped from aero planes. The action is taken to prevent or discourage air. at prus iit prices would be worth well over conservative vnliiiition last year's Southern Alberta crop is 000 000, or about per acre for every acre under crop No wonder Southern Alberta farmers are riding in motor cars! Rebellion at Dublin Stirred Up Greater Sympathy With the Movement London, Sept O.-Tlie Times pub- lishes a article from a cor- respondent described as "a competent English otaerver with W preposses- sions on the present conditions m Ireland" This article. draws atten- tion to the remarkable growth of the Sinn Fein since the rebel- lion The writer says that in the counties of south, southwest and west and cast it has spread rapidly. Smn Fein colors are worn, Sinn Fein flags are unfurled nlien an.opportunity oc- e one minion dallars of 16 year five per cent bonds maturing October 1, 1631 Principal and interest will lie pcHble ti> principal will be payable at the several offices ot the assistant receivers general throughout Canada and the Interest at any branch in the Dominion of tho chartered banks Issue price will be Payments sloy be made in Instalments ertsnd Ing over Octobei, November and December Tho subscriptions are, to be 'made through the branches in Canada of chartered banks The lists will he closed on orjbetore' September Pull information as to terms and condl tlons ot issue and mode making application and payments will bo con talned In iBo prospectus., On and after Tuesday application foims ma> bo Vrom all bank- arranged as to represent the idea cess in spite of the fact that it was a postponed event. Had it been held last Monday when the various Labor unions intended to parade their mem- bership and when several other floats intended to enter tlie procession, would have been by long odds the best ever seen here. t The patriotic floats were the fea- ture, being something different than the usual Day float. The Re3 Cross and tho I. O. D.'B. vied with eaclv oilier in presenting a fine flp- jjearance, Tlie Red Cross prize'as the best float in the parade, but both orders had their following of excited ffieiu's. of the order. The central figure In the float was MARKETS 159% October 155% October ostt 50% October WEATHEB Lew Forecast: Cool with time i i Sunday, generally London, Sept. to ports from Germany received says a dispatch to the wireless press, "the dismissal'of .General Erich Von Falkenhayn as Ger- man general staff, was due to his sug- gestion of a complete change in Ger- many's war plans, which Emperor Wil- liam indignantly rejected. Vancouver, Sept Premier Bowser and Mr. Liberal leader, have come back to Vancouver from the country iidmgs to close their campaign which ends' Mr. Bowser address. Ficuiuvir.v) the complete downfall at of Bulgaria as a result of converging attacks from the north and south and In the end the consequent Interruption of communications with Turkey, Gen- eral Von Falkenhayn urged that tho whole Balkan abandon- ed; that the eastern line be shortened and that the occupied territory in France be evacuated. The general ex- pressed'the opinion that the transfor- mation of German strategy' into a purely defensive campaign on a short- er front would piraiyze the entente al- lies make it impossible for them, to crush Ino Austro-German resistance unless they fought with unlimited re- sources and then for 10 years Persis- tence In the present plan of he said, would lead to disaster. "Field Von Hindenburg de- nounced this' advice is cnnaish, cow- ardly fcnd unworthy of Germans. Em- peror William took Von Hlndenfcurg'i view and dismissed Von Falkenhayn." McArtliur, crowning the Canadian soldier represented by Pte Hays Miss Mabel Wallace, appeared in tho costume of a Red Cross nurse and ranged about her Were little girls dressed in white singing O Canada while little boys earned the stream ers. The Mounted Police of K division, under Inspector Chancy came mounted, and presented a striking ap- pearance adding a distinctly military to the parade that coincided well with the ..patriotic features Then followed the LVthbridge lire Depart (CONTINUED oil FAQI THE BINDERS RAN "BY THE George Hotson is in the city todaj from his farm at Wilson Siding. says he has more than half his wheat cat No time is being lost Last night the binders1 ran until 330 am ff and the night before until 2 30 The moon furnished the light HINDENBLRG IS PREPARING TO SHORTEN HUN FRONT .London to a Berne dispatch to the Morning Post, Col Medicus, miliUry writer of the Mnenchner Neueste Nachrichten, in an article indicates that Marshal Von Hindenburg, now German chief, of staff will shortly reduce the length of his front The writer is, con- vinced he says, that the public will realize "Our new strategist it' ing for the best, ind he asks the people to bear in mind move backwaid on oue front may lead to victory on others. ;