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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBEKTA SATUKDAY, SEPTEMHEH 10. 1U1B RlUT-CAPTURE GUNS All Men of The 113th Kilties Called In To Sarcee Camp SPECIAL TRAIN SUNDAY NIGHT Direct Kesujt ol (lie Great British is Some Cases as Far as Two Great Kesanrces1 of Men Available. NEW GREEK PREMIER GREAT BRITISH SWEEP London Sept a result ol' their offensive norUi of the Somn" tgun morning along a six-mile front roil, nor h of Combtet to beyond the Bnlisli old in their entirety, villages of Courcellelte, Murlinpi.ich mid Heis, the war.ollice announced this afternoon. 2300 PRISONERS TAKEN London Sent In fighting, which lias Leen Severe res ted in the capture by the British of virtually all 'he h'gl, ground hetWeen Combles and the Poxicrcs-Bupaume North of the Bruleaux wood, Flers Highw-ood, MnrUnpuich and Conrcelctlc have been taken by the Bnlisli. Oyerlwc .t lumclrcifprisoners were captured in the drive, including Mxlj-.nt oflicers, six of them being battalion commanders. 86 DEAD IN TRENCH Paris Sept le.-German'counter-attacks were made on the French lines today's bulletin states the French-tot e bodies of SG dead Germans were pick GREAT ARMY London. Sept. Keutcr dispatch from Athens today states that M. Callagvycropou- !os, summoned to Tutoi by King Constantine, lias been en- trusted with the formation of a new cabinet in succession to the Zamais ministry. All members of the 113th Lethbridfle Highlanders who are on leave in Leth. bridge and'throughout Southern Al- berta arc warned to start back to Sar- cee by tomorrow. A hurry-up call was sent out to tl'.e boys this morning, and to facilitate their getting back to camp in time, a special train is to be run fro Lethhridge tomorrow even- ing. S. B. Mitchell, C. P. R. ticket agent here, this morning received the I following wire: I "As battalion leaves immediately for overseas, notify all men of tl'.c 113th Battalion that a special train will leave Lethbridge via Macleod on Sunday afternoon. Tell them to as- certain time it leaves from the station (Signed) PRYCE-JONES, O.C. Mr. Mitchell has asked the Herald tc publish the telegram so that the boys may know of this latest develop- ment and govern themselves accord- ingly. It is learned later that the special traing will start from Cardston on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, leaving Lethbridge at 11 o'clock, going to Cal gary via Macleod. Secured An Advance of Fifteen Hundred Guns its forces. Though France it is estimated that a tni against them .mostly on the Somme In England couM fight straight through next summer e. ft. French surely can. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4) Be Grateful "For the first time since the branch was opened years ago, our deposits exceed our loans. That is an Indication of business in Southern Alberta that I think, can- not be made to the Herald Friday by the manager of -the leading bank' in a town within SO of Lethbridge. Hon. Ilobt. Rogers In Favor of National Service Registra Propositions Winnipeg, Sept. lli.-The Winnipeg Telegram's Ottawa correspondent says "Hon. Robert Rogers, who has been Investigating the labor situation on behalf ot the bovernment has report- ed In favor of national service regis- traiion as the only scheme to secure lor munitions, industrial ami other work adequate labor supply. "The minister of public works fur- ther that if necessary on be slow- ed down and if conditions require more diastic methods, that work cease on such contracts Machinists, miners and other skilled workmen, who have enlisted will be released to engage to work'wnere-required, until newssary foi them 'o 50 forward to England is recommended that men, whose services arc Indispensable In industrial and other wort, be not enlisted. To relieve furthir shortage, it is said, that for such workmen as cin not be proem ed In Canada, Immlgia tion laws bo relaxed to permit of such labor being obtained elsewhere. "In any occupation? ot lighter char- acter it is bp'iovcd that women can take the place of men and release men lor other 'work FIFTY BUSHEL IS M London, Sept. to in- formution which reached here tonight- there was nothing for the Canadian in- fantry to do but walk forward to. the positions facing.3hero. wjiieh had been jtrongiy fortified, both above and un: derground, and in which, it was cer- tain, even when the artillery had ceased, many of the enemy were still iving and- awaiting with machine guns to give their Canadian assailants -i fierce reception. _Xhe infantry went forward steadily. We may perhaps be allowed to state that included among the'attacking bat- talions were certain units which had suffered severely in previous heavy encounters. They advanced steadily and maintained their driving force even when their casualities began to look large. Germans were found to be hiding with machine guns In pretty well in: destructible emplacements. Gradually these snipers were killed off or taken prisoners. There were prisoners taken indeed, by the score, many of them surrendering iii batches, while the trenches captured were -filled with 'German dead. The Canadians! secured roughly an advance of yards and maintained their gain, and captured a large quantity of enemy stores, besides .s number of machine guns. The foregoing dispatch pro bably means that the Canadian forces recently reported transferred from ths I Ypres sector to the Sonime have taken part with the British in the latest suc- cesssful drive.1 No imormation.of the Canadians having taken tbe offensive on their front in the vicinity of the Ypres salient has come from either the British war office or from tile mil- itia department at Ottawa, nor does the British official communication of tonight's mention activity, in that sec- Lor Dispatches published a few days ago. which v.-ere, however, uncon- firmed, stated tha a part of the Can- adian forces had been transferred, to the Somme front to take a hand in the allied offensive. _______'.__________. Toronto, Sept. Today is the last day the-hole! liars and Honor shops in Ontario will he able to sell intoxicating liquors, The usual rush for supplies, that has been going on for weeks, continued this morning and already some of the liars have been selling local option beer un- known to the man drinking it, the idea being to get their patrons accus. tomed to the lighter drink. Some of the hotels may .close their bars be- fore 7 o'clock tonight to avoid any disturbances, and Chief of Police Alr-sssett statesVthat police will be available to any trouble that should occur. ''Crown''Attorney Corley also states hat he will prosecute any attempt made to from any loca irewery distillery or warehouse in Toronto, even if goods are ordered outside the province. Captured a Large Number of Prisoners and Many Guns, Some of Heavy bardment Was Terrific. 1 NEW B. C. Building to be Renovated For Occupancy by the Wool- worths Fifty bushel cf wheat to the ai.re on fifty acres s he first 1910 thresh ing record hunj ip in the district im mediately fibula-., o Lethbndge Calgary, Sept. 15. :A special to the Calgary Herald from Winnipeg says: Further disclosures in the Agricul- tural College scandal are promised -hy energetically circulated mediately t ouiar, u rumors energetically circulated in to the F-.ovmoial Jail farm Hon. Robert RoKers is belongs the credit At noon today sousht as a witness, inXnite of threshing was e on the 50 the fact that he sent Commissioner acre field, and thi amount ot .grem, according tr .grem, weights, was 2469 bushels and pounds This did not include the clei" Gait a lengthy wire in reply to Gait's enquiry to him for an explanation of the increase in the .Carter allowance, saying such actions :were in the inter- Lethb'rldge is to have a branch of the famous Woolworth chain of stores. The Wooiworths, owners of the Wcol- worth skyscraper in New York, have stores in all the principal cities of Can ada anil the United States, and after icgotiating for three, months for a lo- cation in Lethbridge, they have decid- ed to> open here in one of the stores in the Coaldale block facing 5th St. S. Geo V. Maynard, of Toronto, a rep- resentative of the company, is in the city today making the necessary ar- rangements. The company has taken a 15 year lease on the south 33 feet of the Coaldale Hotel block, owned by H L. Stephens of Calgary, and arc now busy arranging.for alterations. A 33 foot addition is to be built on the real of the building, and the whole store re modelled. H. M. and W. A. Whidcling Ion, architects, are preparing plans for the new store, and the work wil be done by Smith Bros, and Wilson. The alterations will cost about J5000. The addition will be one storey with basement. A new front will lie built on the store and it will be up-to-date in every: way. Mr. Maynard, who is in charge here for the Wooiworths, Is greatly pleased with the outlook for the city. He says business in Southern Alberta strikes him as being on a good solid founda- tion and with the present crop market- ed there will be no better city in Can- ida. The Woolworth company's stores are all of the five-and-ten-cent var- iety and do big business wherever they are located. Cranbrook Man In All Slates So Only Have Six Members Victoria, Sept. mak- ers are busy Helping out Brew- stcr, who will soon be called to form a Liberal government. From a fairly good source it is said the make-up will be: Premier and Minister of Lands G- Brcwster. A. Mac- donald. Minister of D.1 Pat- tullo. Minister of Education Dr. King. Minister of -McLean (Greenwood.) Minister of Sloan, (Nanaimo.) Minister of Public Sutherland (Revelstoke.) President of Hart (Victoria.) Only Six Conservatives Vancouver, Sept. return; received up to a late hour tonight, al least six Conservatives were electet Similkanieeri and South Okanagan jojned the Conservative column this morning. All the cabinet ministers have bee. lefeated except Hon. .W: R. Ross, am lis election is certain. From the Granii Trunk Pacific- district lie has a plurality of sixty votes, with soine ilaccs in Peace River yet to hear j'ojn. Co'-vichan, Kaslo, Nelson, Prince George, Siniilkameen and South Oka- nagan are ,safeiy Conservative. Kon. Mr. Bowser may win on the soldiers' vote. Lucas, in Yale, stood a chance of winning this rndrninE, but he is now defeated. The soldiers' vote might turn the scale for Went.'Jic- Kenzie in: Deija and possibly two others, which would run the Conser- vative opposition in the house up to ten. That will mean at least 37 Lib- erals are returned..._..Until tonight it was thought that Captain W. W. ter, Conservative, had been elected in the Islands constituency. Late re- turns, however, give, the riding to Jackson, Liberal, with 317 votes, a majority of 33. Premier Bowser will presumably Saloniki, via London. Sept. The Bulgarians are falling back in disorder toward Monastir, pursued by the victorious berb- ians, according to an ollidal .statement issued at the Serbian head- Text of the statement follows: "After two days' artillery preparation's and the occupation of the enemy's advanced posts troops carried out a decisive attack on the principal Bulgarian. positions in the direction of Fiorina, which was crowned wit complete success. The Bulgarian positions at Malftanidzee and M-ili rkca are now in our hands and General Boyadjicl s army is retiring in disorder toward Monastir, pursued by our victorious made a large number of prisoners and captured 29 guns, including several of heavy calibre, a great quantity ol munitions 1 u bers and a quanlilv of rifles. Several of the captured guns are now turned against the Bulgarians, whose losses are enor- The field" of battle is strewn, with enenw rarpaes and prisoners stale that one Bulgarian regiment lost l.oOO men, as result of our bombardment. Our troops have already descended nlo the plain of Fiorina." BULGARIANS' NEW POSITION Berlin, via London, Sept. IG.-Bulgarian forces on the ,avs today's olTicial statement, have occupied a new posit MalUanidzee iu the battle with the troops of entente allies. e on alter losing BRITISH TROOPS IN ACTION London, IG.-The British troops are In action along ftp.Jtvu.ma reports raids on villages east of the lloiio, says the stalement. GREEK ARMY CORPS Paris, Sept. fourth Greek army of men who have been concentrated at Kav- ale for some weeks, was surround- ed yesterday by Bulgarian troops and forced to lay down their arms. German detachments then step- ped in and the whole army was re- moved and is being sent, to the interior of Germany. London, Sept. If... morn- ng newspapers are indignant the German coup at Kavala, 'whereby the fourth Greek army a-.ras -'surren- dered. The Telegraph says: "This is an outrage of a character finite unique, even in Germany's record, and certam- y is unprecedented in history. An en- tire Greek corps has been literally kid- napped by the Germans and Bulgar- ians and "packed off with its arms and equipment to Germany. The plot (Continual on Page pounds This aid not mciuae ins un aiound the machine before osvmg jest of fairness and business. Liberals to another field and Warden Rive arb asserting that several prosecu- is quite confident that the bush lions will grow out of the college el mark was reached'The wheat was1 e mar wa grown on' potato and root land which grew a heavy crop list year It was all hauled to ti-'ht SoJhe Ellison Milling "elevator, and graded No 1 Northern, weighing 66 pounds the bushel Yesterday Of Rivers S..M bushels of the crop to the Eln son Co, and received a cheque for making the price 43 a bush el delivered at elevator here. The fa.rm I: still wheat of which there is another SO acres. prone. SON OF" AN-EX-M. P. Ictoria, Sept. W. A. Casey, civil engineer ot this city, has been' killed In action. He was years of age and a son of the lat? fleo. E. Casey, who for many years represented West Elgin as a Liberal the Mouse of Commons. MARKETS Spot wheat Track .wheat C-oiober wheat October, oats October flax 153% 150% WEATHER fl IS 10 TAKE Hmnsura (Special to the Heinld) Magiath, Sept first load of xwheat in the Magrath district, was delivered to the Ogilvie's_alava- tor today The wheat, which was of a high grade, belonged to Emil Elhert, and was threshed by Ins small indivi- dual thresher, lately purchased and hauled home in a hay rack, from a box car. Mr. Elhert believes Hie smaller threshers will continue to gain in pop- ularity, and that the time is not far distant-when each .farmer will 'qwn his own threshing.outfit. Mr. Elhert can not compute the bushels per acre his crop is yielding as yet, but says it is about as good as last year, which was up In. the 40s. A BANK AT COALHURST Calgary, Sept. Calgary Her- ald today publishes the following: "Much discussion was caused in Cal- gary this morning by a story, which appeared in the Bye Opener, to the effect that arrangements-have been arrived at whereby R. B. Bennett, K. C.. M.P., will take over the leadership of the Conservative party in Alberta in succession to E. llichener, M.P.P. of Red Deer the present leader. "In Conservative circles "it was con fidentially stated that there was a -ood deal of truth the story and that the fen days might brmg forth an announcement of consider- able importance in this connection. "One leading Conservative, who was spoken to but who refused to permit his name to be used, said he knew for a fact that the.change men- tioned by the Bye Opener would come into effect in the very near future ".Mr. Bennett himself was called upon by a reporter for the Herald this morning but to discuss the matter for publication." ,.as organized in Berlin and carried out by the Bulgarians. "The story of this mendacious in- ternational crime, adorned with men- dacious ecxuses put forward to ac count for it comes from the Wolff bureau and is a mixture of the truth and falsehood. "The Wolff bureau states that com- munication between the Greek Aimy Corps and Athens was interrupted by the entente army. Tiie truth Is that it was cut by the Bulgarians. The Wolff bureau states that, the Greek commander, wishing to main tain neutrality, appealed to the Ger man commander for protection' from the entente. "The truth is the fourth army corps surrendered under the menance of the Bulgarians and Germans and only after it was surrounded and at the mercy of the enemy. Twenty-Five Thousand Men Amsterdam, via London, Sept lo The Frankfurter Zeitung estimates the strength of the fourth Greek army corps, which is to be transport ed to Germany, at men The newspaper rejoices that the entente allies are deprived of the use of the troops which they might gam it Greece came into the war on their side. British Fleet Acted London, Sept. uisjratch to Kenter's from Athen's says "The Britisli Legation today told a representative of the Hestia that the British fleet'undoubtedly did every- thing possible with a view to saving the military and refugees fii.nl Kayala They saved as many soldiers as desir ed to leave and also a quantity of war material. "It is staled that all the forts near Kavala, excepting those exposed to the Cire of the allied fleet, are occupied by Bulgars." Berlin, via London, Sept. Field Maishal Von Macktnien. in command of troops of the'central powers in the has decis- ively defeated the Rumanians and Russians in the-provinee of Dob- rudja and says an official 'itjiMment issued today. ;