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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta BXVOTERS AND ALMOST CLEAN SWEEP FOR LIBERAL PARTY IN THE COAST PROVINCE Tory Party Long in Power Is Annihilated-Not One Cabinet Minister Is Returned, BOWSER SLAIN-VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER SOLID Entire Liberal Ticket Returned in Both and Cranbrook Both Go Celebrates STANDING OF THE PARTIES The following is a list of successful candidates in B. C, elections. AUV o ___ THRESHING AT TAEER (Special to tlie Taber, Sept. avail- able man, woman aud youth have been pressed into active service on the threshing out- fits here this week, and i! OKI Sol will favor us with a few days of fine weather, all our wheat will bo cut and a large portion of it threshed. Mr. Hypp, who owns a threshing outfit, has today made a Blart with a fully equipped outfit on Mr. Smith's farm. Threshing is also well under way north aud south. Liberal- Aiberni.....................H. C. Brewster Yoreton ChiHIwack..................Barrow Cowtchan' Columbia Buchaii Comox -Delta-......... Dewdney Esquimau........ Port George...... Fernie Greenwood Grand Forks Islands........... Kamloops Itaslo ...i....... Lilooet.......... Nelson Nanaimo North Okanagan South Okanagan New Castle New Westminster Omineca Revelstoke Rossland ...Hugh Stewart ___Dr. J. H. King ___Paterson ...John Oliver A; W; McCurdy '.'.'.'.A. I. Fisher ___Dr. J. D. McLean ___'J. E. Thompson ___M. B. Jackson ___Anderson ....Bryson (in doubt) ___Villiam Sloan ___Jr. K. McDonald P. Williams Soe.) ___David Whiteside ___A. W. Manson ___Dr. Sutherland D. Wilson Conservative W. X. MacDpnald W.'-H. Hayward Ross Long Dr. "W. 0. Rose It is Said They Will Form Part of a Highland Brigade When They Go Overseas British Columbia Nearly 100 members ot Letlibridge's Kiltie iiattalion, wearing their new IJalmoral bonnets and doublets, arriv- 1 ed In the city last' night, on a three days' farewell visit.. Practically the battalion has been granted t.ns leave, and no doubt many others will bo In the city over the week-end. All have to report by'Monday noon, aud the battalion may leave any day now. Brig-Gen' Cruikshanks made Ins ov- ersc'as inspectiou.-yesterday afternoon I and his report will be cabled to Bng- I laud. His remarks to Lt.-CoI. Pryce- Jones after the inspection must have been very gratifying to the who informed Hip-men that he was not only pleased, proud of them. The' battalion Certainly presented a fine appearance, and the general opin- ion at Calgary is that the 113th will be the finest battalion to leave Alberta since the war' started. The regimental colors will arrive on Monday or Tuesday at the latest, and doubt many will go from Leth- bridge to witness-' the presentation ceremonv, and bid farewell to the boys. It is stated that .the battalion will form part of a Highland brigade, and ossan Richmond Saanich Slmilakarneen Skeena Slocan North Vancouver South Vancouver Trail Vancouver....... Vancouver....... Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver....... Victoria......... Victoria......... Victoria Victoria .Tale ;.F. A. Paulino ii'.T. D.-Pattulo ..Mayor Hayes ...J. W. Weart M. A. MacDonaid ....Ralph Smith ...P. Donnelly A. Mclntosh J. S. Cowuer ,...J. W. DeB. Farris H. C. Brewster George Bell John Hart H. C. Hall Shattord Hunter (in doubt) Schofield lorm pan. a- if this Is so, it will thus retain its iden- tity, Montreal, Sept. Emile La- iiarche, M.P. for Nicolet since 1911, las announced his Intention of re- signing from the federal parliament take effect on September 21, thus completing live j-ears.-of parlmmen tary life for which his constituents elected him in 1311. It has been Mr Lamarche's' principle that he was elected for no longer tliar> five years and that he 'should not continue to the people any longer with- out a renewed mandate. Mr Lamarche is one of the mem- oers of the legal staff'of the city of Montreal, a position he has tilled since 1914. It had been understood that even in case of an election Mr. La- iBarchp would not again seek parlia- mentary honors. Mr. Lamarche was elected nominally as a Conservative but with Nationalist inclinations. Sept. D. Cra- corporation lawyer, returned last night on the United States liner. Aviators Drop Bombs on Sofia London, Sept. bombs have been dropped on Sofia by two French and Le- sueur, according to. a dispatch to Reuters from Bucharest. The two airmen flew from Saloniki to Bucharest passing over Sofia on their the voyage tested five hours. The distance traversed was about 400 miles. v 111511 v Kroonland, from a two months trip to where he visited the Somme and Verdun fronts. He said official, figures regarding the aerial fiehtihg gave the Germans as losing II mafh-nes and the allies 60 during the month ot August. It was evident, he said, that the allies were preparing for at least another year of war, if not _____ FAMOUS FINANCIER DEAD London, Sept. Sigmund Neumann; the famous South African financier and died yester- day at Bournemouth. He was born iii 1867, and was created a baronet in 1S12. '____________' Be Grateful s Alex Lucas ONLY 7 CONSERVATIVES ELECTED Vancouver, Sept. (3 Winning from 40 to 42 seats out of a total of 47 in the legislature, Liberals of British Columbia Thursday succeeded In overthrow- ing the Bowser government. On Thursday's vote Premier Bowser and his entire cabinet were ap parently defeated, though results in several close constituencies are still in doubt Prohibition has been carried by 6000 or 7000 ma- jority, and woman's suffrage by more tl an that Fifty thousand votes were cast Thursday, and the votes of up ward of soloiers arc yet to be counted There is no justi- fication for believing that the general result of the election or referendums on prohibition and woman's suffrage will be mater lally changed when the ballots of the men in khaki are counted. Six Liberals were elected In Vancouver, with Premier Bowser 170 votes below the lowest Lib It would not be surprising if he would overcome this lead by the military vote. The only seats definitely known to have been won by Conservatives are City, Cowichan, Atlln and Yale Still in doubt are LMIooct, South Oxtnagan, Simllkameen and Slo can, :Seven, Conservatives Vancouver, Sspt. .-Seven Conservatives are surely elected SI atford m SlmlliiaTieen 99 majority; Jones, South Okana ,oan, 102 majority, and Hayward, Foster, Long, Ross and Lucas Burrow, the Liberal, has defeat- ed MacKen in Chilliwack with 813 against.618 votes, a majority of 195. DEAD AT EDMONTON Edmonton, Sept. Som- merville Jr., son of the head of the Somraerville Hardware Co., is dead here at tlio ago of 37 The grade of the .crop will be unsatisfactory. The percentage of No. i, in any of the provinces, will be small with the exception of Southern Alberta, where it should be Cora Hind in her crop review of the western prov- inces in the Winnipeg Free Press M. A. Macdonaid ran ahead of his ticket in Vancouver. It was a.tribute from the people to a man the Bowser bunch tried to ruin. All the B. C. cities went Liberal ex- cept Nelson. Women now have the vote in all the provinces And Ontario still thinks It Is the banner province of Canada! Geo. Bell, Liberal-elect in Victoria, used to be at the head of uie Endcrby Milling Co., which at one time Had an elevator in Lethbridge. Tom Caven of Cranbrook can run a passenger train much better than an election. Premier Bowser last night de- clared that after visiting every constituency in the province and after giving to the Liberals every seat where the contest is close, he was certain that the government would have tivo supporters for ev- ery Liberal returned to the legis- News. Bowser was as poor a prophet as ho was a politician. William Sloan, who h-tl an easy win in Nanaimo, like Ralph Smith, elected in Vancouver, formerly sat in the Do- minion House. Day before yesterday, the Liberals had two seats in the B. C. legislature. That gives you "some idea of the tre- mendous turnover. Rose elected in Nelson is the city doctor. That is, he is the leading fam- ily doctor That helped but Bloomer the Independent wno polled 81 elected 'him. There were four Hansons candi- Conservatives and one Liberal. The Liberal was the only one elected: Hon. Price Ellison, who had to quit1 the cabinet because of the exposure of graft ran again as a Tory .candidate, hut the electors bade him good-bye with quite a thump. Dr. King, the Liberal victor over Tom Caven in Cranbrqok, sat in the legislature once before. He is a son of Senator King, of New Brunswick. He is sure to be in the cabinet. Brewster, the -Liberal leader, was elected in two seats, Aiberni and Vic- toria. He will likely sit for Victoria, the capital city. Grand Forks town forked out a ma- ority of 222 for Thompson, Lib., while 3hoenix rose up and handed him a majority ot 225. And he was running igainst a Cabinet minister, top. The two Socialists elected were not jpposed by the Liberals. Every cabinet minister went into the discard. M B Jackson, elected in The Islands seat was, formerly a member Signal Successes For British, Serbian and French Retired For Distance of Twelve Do Brilliant Work. Paris Sept. entente allies have won a series of successes on the Macedonian front the war office; an- nounceil today. French, British and Serbian opeiating at different points, have broken throng v the Bu Thu French have captured positions halt a mile deep over a Iront Of A brilliant victory for the Serbians over the Btilgai-ians was scored -ifler u battle last ins, several days, west ol Lake Le' eslern end of the Fighting front. The British success was effccicd west of Vardar. near the centre ol the entente front, where they captured important positions. The lines forced by, the Frcncli were to the east of "Vardar. Ewl of Serbians captured 25 cannon and a large number of prisoners, as yet uncounted Bulgarians after their, defeat, says the statement, retired for a distance 01 BRITISH RUSH GERMANS CAPTURE YARDS _____ Charged Over Section Nearly 6 Miles Prisoners German Aeroplanes Others Damaged. London, Sept British in their have broken the German third llnl of defence, and have taken the vil- lage of Flers, two miles north of Glnchy, according to reports re- ceived by Renter's Telegraph Co. today. The. British forces are al- so reported to have gained the outskirts of -Martlnpulch, a mile and a half east of Pozieres, the reports said. An Early Story Vancouver, Sept result of the provincial elections, came as ,a distinct surprise to. Conservatives. The Liberals accgpt the result as a natural .conclusion to conditions in I the province ind the revolt against long continued rule of a single Although the Je'tiiras received up to an early hour this morning were far from! complete; there is no doubt but that these first indications will be sustained, perhaps emphasized by the balance of the polls In some of the the voting is close, but not even the Conservatives seem to have any idea that the bal ance of the voting will be favorable to their candidates Premier Bowser who had remained in all daj, returned to Vic toria on the night boat As ms roil tion was m doubt up to the time of his departure, ho declined to make any comment. At the close of the poll last night, wmcn the heaviest tignung nas uucu m ------_ a great Liberal demonstration on a une from Bouleaui wood between Combes and Ginchj to a held-at the Hotel Vancouver the large cedin this morning s auditorium being fllloj ffhen speeches were delivered by the Liberal leaders of the citv and others Subseiuont.lv, in answer to tne de mands of the crowtl outside, tiie Lib oral candidates aeain ilelheled ad (j.no.n. rrnra thd fi ont of the hotel, all of them being aceoraeu-a voiy good reception; Vote in Victoria .The total vote was as of the Manitoba legislature McCurdy, the Liberal victor in Es- quimau is an inventor He is a cous- in of Kon F B McCurdy, who is tak- ing Sir Sam Hughes' place in the Mil ilia department: British Columbia's new premier Brewster, is a leading Baptist layman. Dr Sutherland, Lib made HOT Tom Taj lor look like a cast off in Revel- stoke, their home city Vote, Taylor 18S, Sutherland 412 Sutherland is likely to succeed Tailor as minister of public works in the new govern- ment. HEAVY BRITISH CASUALTIES London, Sept. list of British casualties are: 140 officers, of whom-45 are dead; 5G2S men, 1106 dead. The list includes 86S wounded Australians Regiments suffering are the Royal Fusiliers, King's Royal Northumberland Fusi- liers, Royal Engineers, Ox- fords and Buck's Light Infan- try, West Yorkshires, Middle sex. 3n Sept heavy fighting V Mesopotamia, with the British on the offensive, is reported in delayrd official statement issued at Constanti nople on September Oth The_Bn tish are s-ld to have loll 2000 men in one engagement. Banker Moved Lethbridge is to lose lone ot its-best known bankers, as this morn- ing the information came to Geo. Rr Tin- ning, for a number of. years the TJnioa Bank, that he had oeen appointed in-, spector for Southern Saskatchewan, with, headquartei s at Regma He is suc- ceeded here bv A S F Tatum, man- ager at Pincher Creek. Mr Tinning came here from Saska- toon and during his residence in the city has made many warm personal. friends, v.-ho will departure- from the city. here SHERIFF IS DEAD Nelson, B C, Sept Sheriff Tuck ot the South Kootenay judicial district, brothel of the late Chief Jus- tice Tuck, pf New Brunswick, died PROHIBITION 5000 MAJ, IN DOUBT UNTIL THE SOLDIERS ARE HEARD FROM Pins Sept 15-Noith ot tie Somme the French last night captured a series of German trenches and adanced as far as the village of Rancourt the war office announced today On the Veidun front two German attacks wercjv Sept 15-The British to the attack on the Somme front last night chaging ii sector about six miles long, the war office an nounied today they had adNanced f.om Co yards and were attack was made along the whole British front ove, which'the heaviest fighting has been in progress recently The British advanced on a line from Douleam wood between Combes and Ginchj to a ?ont north Albeit Bipaume Preceding this offensive the British last night droio forward southeast of Thiepval and calHurod about jards of German trenches including stronglj fortified ON J) Thestatement folios "Last night we captured enemy trenches south- east o, Thiepval on a front of about 1000 yards, including strong y defended This moinlng we attacked the enemy on a front extending from Bouleaux wood to north of Albert Bapauine road a distance ot about C miles Our troops have advanced some to yards and the attack ,B ni rtrrpq-sinc safoh Man> prisoncis been PK. aemlf Billing h8P, taken place Four hostile machines b, ought down iu fhmeo leasl four others we. e driven down damaged" One hostile kilo balloon was brought uown last night. 78 PER CENT INCREASE Bank clearings for week nnlin yesterday amounted to ?556 204 as against G18 for the corresponding seek last jear Tins IB an increase of 78 uer ceat Lethbridge s clearings are well the halt million mark week Spei wheat Track wheat, October" whe_at October oats October aflax 192% High Low 31.5 ow Forecast 'FmS today and Saturday, riling temperature. Vancouver, Sept. On' the face of Incomplete returns avail- able today, from Thursday's gen- eral provincial election, prohibi- tion had a majority of more than 5000 out of a total tabulation of votes Wotian suffrage earned appar- ently in every district. Cities favored prohibition By pood sized majorities. In Van- couver the vote wae 8805 for and 4598 ajamot. Victoria gave 2S32 for and 2775 against An Earlier Report Vancouver, B. C Sept. thronged the approai-heB of all poll- ing booths .ill day, bearing literature, some working for prohibition and e some for the suffrnge causes cd for Doth Others or- c or The prohibition returns received up till 2 o'clock this morning were still far fiom complete. Though Hie gen- eral impression anong leaders of both the prohibition and liquor inter- ests expected that the vote in the countrj would be tavoiable to the there was a good deal of un- certainty regarding the probable de- cision of Vancouver. The Iwuor party lelt sanguine of a win nere, in fact, hoped that it would be sufficient to offset any majority in the country When the city, how- ever decided in favor prohibition bj a majority of, roughly 3WO, there was rejoicing in the ranks of the and considerable ment in. linuoi circles It is possible that the soldiers' vote ma> mean the 'defeat of prohibition, and the parties! w 111 therefore be kept in a state of sus. pense until the voting from London is'ieceived. Should prohibition carry the pro- vince tfill go "dry" on July 1 next. Some Prohibition Majoritlei Prohibition carried in New Denver, Nakusp, Nanaimo New-' Westminstei (237 Kaslo (83 Ashcrott (10 Grand< Forks 12 to Slocan (1671 may, (21 maj) J ;