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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, SKPTCMBKH 18, Teutons Suffer Heavily in Effort to Re gain Took Thousand Prisoners arid Many Guns Sunday Night -Deniecourt Completely Encircled. PRISONERS REPORT Pai'is, Sept. Germans lost heavily in several counter 'attacks, north and south of Iho Somme Sunday night, the war ollicc announced lodny. The French maintained the ground recently won and made further progress near Clery and Bcrny, on the eastern edge of Deniecourt. The French took 1200 prisoners and 10 machine guns, the statement says. The 'own of Deniecourt is now completely encircled by the French. Prisoners report that enormous losses have been sustained hy some of the German formations, the .statement says. Two battalions were almost annihilated by French artillery. Paris, Sept. captured Turks London, Sept defeat of the Turks a minor engagement on Sinai peninsula, 65 miles east of the Suez canal, was announced officially today. French have captured all the ground between VermandovHIcr? andx Deniecourt, on one side and Deniecourt and Benry on the other ?Auth of the Somme river. They have also taken those portions of the villages of Vermandovjliers i and Berny, which had remained In German possession. Seven hun- i dree! unwounded prisoners were i- captured. British Improve Position i London, Sept. small op- erations on the Somme front Sun- '-rday-riight, tFiS'fBrlfiSh 'gained fur- i thcr .the war noiinced today. 1 "The general situation contin--. ucs the announce- ment says, "South of Ancre, we improved our position north of '.Martin Puich. East of Courcef- ettc, a minor attack, made last night upon elements of the enemy trenches, was entirely successful. Our life has been advanced appre- at this point." Armored Car Demoralized Germans. With the British Army In France, London, Sept ceaseless shell fire from unprcceK dented concentrations vof guns, the battle raged furiously all (lay, with the IJritisli making good their advan- ce of yesterday, while the Germans East of Suez 'Lelhbridga'a-'CcGiifinlwUon to "the new Dominion war. loan of promises to lie fairly largo, although it is not known yet whether the city will invest or not. Mayor Hanlie and Commissioner Grace seem to be lost somewhere between 'Minneapolis and here and until their arrival the sinking fund committee will make no decision. However, it is'known they" arc in favor oE investing of the money now in the fimci. It lias been found to be impossible to invest the wliolo lying there owing to another arrangement involving 000 "of tliR amount. The banks are well pleased with the way the loan is .being.subscribed. The following amounts have been sub- scribed through the various bank's to date: Union Bank, Canadian Bank of Commerce Merchants Refused to Surrender at Kavah to Debate Before Decision Reached London, Sept. Athens dis patch describes an extraordinary seen in tho barracks of the GrceK troops at Kavala, after the Bulgarians hat summoned the city to surrender. Gen Uatljopoulos, commanding the fonrtl army corps, called the officers togethe and explained the garrison could d' one of two things, surrender to th Bulgarians or to the Franco-British troops. A violent debate occurred, whicl ended in a majority deciding to giv themselves up to the entente allies The commander of Um allied troopa replyinp. to an inquiry as to whethe" he wouk1 accept them as prisoners o war, said he could not so treat troop who were not enemies, whereup Gen Hadjcpoulo-s endeavored to take til corps to the Bulgarian side, but onl 70 officers and SOO men followed hir to Drama. Colonel wit his officers and men went over to th allies, taking ship to Salonika wher they landed. wero rushing up reserves from other JOOO; Molsbns Bank of Mon- parts.of the western front. Lreal Standard Bank The demoralization oE their infan- try yesterday by the use ofi the new Bank oE Nova Scotia The subscription lists I FLIERS RAID I lUei E SPAN WHICH V ELL INTO ST. LAVVKHM.'K KIVEK, Returns From Threshing Op- erations Show a High Aver- age so Far TABER AND BURDETT Thirty-Eve and Forty Bushels Per Acre is The Report From These Districts This photo was taken while I'revious'to being'towe into 'tho river. Lower picture-ihe completed span i.v arrow) was to III led with the fateil centre span. Tinner nicture Tho span which fell into the river w hile being put in position, uppci 01___________ il nnf. inln river. Lowe BANK OF COMMERCE AT MANYBERRIES The Canadian Bunk of Com- mcrce will :.open a hranch at Miinyljerries this week with W. R Crntoksbanks, at present on the staff; of the Medicine Hat hranch, in charge as manager. v POSITION OF BRIDGE SPAN WHEN IT FELL .London, Sept. raid of the British naval aeroplanes, on German armored motor cars called "tanks" Saturday ar.d it is expected was freely confessed by prisoners wm decided before that tirae with whom tho correspondent of the j what amount it will' invest. Local Associated Press talked today. I bankers state that' thn applications are about three times as large as they were for he last loan. JO I British naval aeroplanes, on Ge close at ?t 'Dennis and W ed the Att. "There was no standing against that sort oE said one German of- ficer. "Of course we those of us who were alive. We fired, at a tank with our rifles. Our ma- chine guns turned loose on it. But the bullets were only blue sparks on the armor. We thought the-British slow and despite their cour- age and. stubbornness and they gave us a surprise like this." "Butchery" Say Germans A column of German prisoners pass- ed a tank rejoicing in the nickname of "creme de menthe" which had re- turned from the battle and was resting from its labors, spread out their hands and shook their heads as they loo.-od at it, exclaiming in a chorus: "Mem Got In hlmmel. it Is under con- trol- it won't break out and begin fir- ing again! We.will never forget our flrst sight of the thing ns it camo at us out of tho morning mist. It isn t using a of machinery like that; it is butchery." To this a British officer replied: "No it is quite peaceable and tame now. It has just been fed. As for it not war, it is quite in keeping with Tho Hague convention, which the gas attack was not." In such an .action as that of yes- terday tho correspondent has freedom of the field, and is informed of the plan of attack the night before, and al- though he disregards sleep, he finds It difficult to get a full report of the results so that he can send a dispatch the'same night. Most Dramatic.Day But moving about the lines from headquarters different units of Ihe command no to the point where tile wounded and the prisoners arc bo- ing biought in In a fresh orgy of struggle, healing innumerable ac- counts as ilvid ai the red spots'on white bandages and piecing bits of in- formation fogethei before sitting donn to write his cable there seems no question nut that yesterday was Ihe mo't dramatic day in the history of the British army in France. Ottawa, Sept. is stat- ed unofficially that nearly already have been sub-. scribed to the new war loan. Industrial and insurance com- t panics and individuals, it is stated, have subscribed tweuty millions. SUBSCRIBED K ment issued hy the war office: statements says: "Yesterday afternoon a squadron of our' naval aeroplanes carried out a further attack on the enemy aero- dromes at St. Dennis and Westerham. A large number of bombs were drop- ped with successful result. One of our machines was obliged to make a forc- ed landing in, Holland, and the pilot has been enterned. PREMIER SCOTT IMPROVING Regina, Sept. condition of Hon. Walter Scott, premier of. Saskat- chewan, who has been suffering for the past two weeks with his'old com- plaint, is reported today as much bet- ter and he is improving daily. Ottawa, Sept. was made by the government today that Sir Tuuuiai Ttait has accepted the position of director-general of Na- tional service. Sir. Thomas has un- dertaken to mobilize the Dominion for war and industrial purposes position, which will demand much executive ability. The record of .Sir Thomas during many years of service with the C. P. H., and as the head of the national system of railways in Australia it is believed has demonstrated his pos- session of that ability. Sir Thomas has been at the head otf recruiting organization among the English speaking population of Que- bec. This organization has enlisted men in a population of ;t is altogether likely that the provi- sions of the recent order-in-council will be somewhat extended and ampli- fied with the object of putting into the fighting line the maximum num- ber of men consistent with preserving agricultural, industrial and commer- cial stability of Canada. BffiSTBMM Fond farewell Td The Boys of The 113th Batt ON PAGE Lethbridgo said farewell quota of its soldiers last night, when tiia men of the-113th Lethbridge High- landers who have been on final pass left for Calgary by special train. All the boys of the 113th. are wanted In Sarcee camp today as the word to leave may come at any minute. Tho depot platform was crowded with relatives of the men who are leaving to uphold the name Lethbridge at the front. There were less than SOO men hero, .on pass and of course the crowd was not so large as when the Kilties left tor Sar- cce last spring. However, it was truly a farewell occasion, probably more sober than similar occasions in the past, but the boys were sent off with a cheer from with the know- ledge that the best wishes of every citizen of Lethbrldgc will follow them to the front. Lieut. McGo'wan of Sarcee, was pres- ent and looked'after the loading of the troops. The train from Cardston carrying the boys from that line roll- ed in about 11.10 and a few minutes later the big special pulled out Many wives and relatives ot Leth- bridgo men nuw in Sarcee went up on the early morning train to farewell to ,'their husbands and sous, i It is not known exactly when the bat- talion leaves so that those who went to Calgary hope to. have a couple of days in which to visit. The Salvation Army band was at the depot and played the boys away. Send Off at Raymond Raymond, Sept, hund- red people assembled at the C.P.R. last evening to bid goodbye to the local boys of the 113th battalion who were' leaving for overseas on the special train. Only six of Raymond's quota in the Kilties were present at the J'urewcll the other boys already being in camp. It was truly an in- spiring sight, and one which will be long remembered by all who witnessed It. Like true soldiers the boys board- ed the train with smiling confident faces and as the train slowly pullpd out of the station .amidst the scnfcs and cheers of the people, they asked and answered with the traditional determination of the nation they rep- resent, "Are wo "No." Winnipeg, Sept. 18. W. D. Bay- Icy, prohibition scrutineer in the polling of votes overseas in ihe British Columbia ejections, has cabled his wife who is in Winni- peg as follows: "Back from trip to fronts of France and Belgium. No mishaps. Prohibition wins easily." Takes Ton of Bombs to Killa Britisher London Sept the hist two years there havo been 41 Zeppelin raids on England "l3 in and IS in 1916, including the one last Sunday morning. This summary does not take into account the many aero ami seaplane attacks and numerous abortive attempts, winch have been driven back at the coast or balked by shifting winds or misty weather. Tn the-e raids wo take three Zeppelins as the average number and allow three tons of explosive and incendiary bombs as missiles. Siiji- nosine each wolehed 51) pounds, we have approximately lu.O.OO as the imrnber dropped on England, or in tho North Sea in the last two years. The British government has made public the number of casualties after each raid and these aggregate 351! dead and BSD wounded. This means that it takes more than a ton of German bombs tor every British man, woman' or child, who ha sbeen killed. Since the war began, it has been definitely reported tSai; .U Zeppe- lins have been wrecked. The real number is probably much largei. It is estimated that it'costs at least to build a Zeppelin. This means that S3 500 000 is the amount the Germans have lost through the wrecking of Zeppelins alone. These 14 Zeppelins did no military dam- age thefr only value to Germany has been in reconnaissance work, over the North Sea. Threshing is general today all over Southern Alberta and by the end of the week there will be few rigs that not be running It or In hours a day. All north and east of the 'city the greater proportion of the grain is cut. Enough farmers have finished cutting to make it sure that threshers will have a straight run. Threshing returns are beginning to come in ami they are highly satisfac- torv. Of course tne provincial jail wheat crop is the best yet heard from, but the ordinary farm crops are turn- ing out well. On the farms of Nels A. Feldt, east of Taber the threshing machine is turning out 35 bushels to ihe acre, which' is grading No. 1 and weighs 111 pounds to the bushel. West of Taber on the Henderson- Bros, farm wheat on spring plowing is yielding bushels and that on fall plowing 10. From these reports it is-evident ihe Taber district is going to have'an- other bis ,crop of splendid quality wheat. Tlit returns are better than lhad been expected. Cf: W- 'Pearson of Iron Springs states that threshing in that district started today. All the cutting is finished, '.vith a few exceptions and marketing of grain will he in full swing in. a weelr. In the Cardston district Wednesday will see most of the cutting done. There was less damage from the frost lhau at first reported. ,The crops there are very heavy and it is not.ex- pected threshing will start much be- fore October 1st. M. H. Peiton, buyer for the United Grain Producers, is in the city today rom Burdett. He stopped at; a threslj- ng rig two miles west of Burdett this morning where a forty bushel threshed. The grain will giade No. 1. Amsterdam, via London, Sept. A telegram printed by. the Cologne Gazette today says the Italian attacks against Austro-Hungary positions near Gorizia on the plateau of Koman which have :be'en pr.QCeedlng for two days are not tfe be compared with any battle however bloody, in the Italian war up to the present, but only with the great fighting in the west or the last Russian -offensive. Berlin, "viav London .Sept. The allied forces in eastern Ru- mania received reinforce- ments, the war office announced today. They have taken a line across the Dobrudja, a few miles south of th.s raidroad running from Ccnstanza to the Danube. OLDEST CIViL SERVANT DEAD Halifax, Sept. Power, believed to have been the old- est civil servant in Canada, died hero aged 35 years. He was appointed en- PROMINENT PHYSICIAN DEAD j agea uo j------ London Sept i7-Sir Thomas L. I Eineer of the Halifax- post office ,.j Brnnton. consulting physician of St. 11S65. and performed his duties until Bartholomew's hospital, died Sunday, a few days.ago. B TO COST FIFTY CENTS San .Francisco, Sept. To the high cost living is now added the high coat of.belng bartered. On and after -an early date it will cosb half a dollar for a hair cut in San Francisco. The -Barbershop Proprietors' asso- ciation- at a .meeting held last night, decided to raise from 35 cents to the higher -figure the price hair cutting. MARKETS Spot Wheat..... Track Wheat October Wheat October Oats t'ctober Flap 151% 188% Hgh WEATHER Fine and Soldiers Vote Mot Likely To Alter B: C. Result London, Sept. British Columbia representative has trav- elled 1200 miles to collect votes in .sometimes de. posited in. ballot-boxes to the ac- companiment' of' bursting shrap- nel. There have been recorded on this side of the Atlantic votes. 39 Seats'for Liberals Vancouver, According to file latest returns of the voting on Thursday, the Liberals -will probably havo 39 seats in, tho. new house, in this number of constituencies the Lib- erals are so far ahead that there is little likelihood .of the present lead being changed by.the tew returns 's.tlli to he while tliere is no great piospect that the vofp of the soldiers will make any material changes. The Conservatives" haye five sure seats, Coiuclian Nelson South Okanagan, Slocan, Kaslo. at first conceded to the Con servalives, probably will return a Lib as John is now 89 votes ahead of R. J. Long, while in the Omineca ring, there is a close con- test between A. M. Jlauspn and F...VI, Dockerill and this seat winch was originally claimed bj the Labeial' may so to the Conservatives Alin son ie7l by more thaii a hundred votes in the early count in this ridingibut Dockerill made great gains in the later count, and according to latest re. ports is now on even teims with tlR Liberal candidate In Fort George Hon. W. R. Boss nab still a lead of 17 with nearly all the letuin-, Iq while Lillooet Is in doubt; as very incomplete returns have been re ceived from this point. Slocan Gees Conservative Nelson, B. C., Sept. returns give Hunter, Conervative 1C majority over C F. Nelson, Liberal, London, .Sept. credit for the new "traveling land forts." which have been used during the "last few dsys on the British front, belongs to two men, Lieut.-Col. Edward Swinton, of the intelligence department of the general staff, and Major Stern, Lieut.- Col. Swinton will be remembered as one of the .officers' "eye who wrote the accounts of the early. around Ypres for the British newspapers. Major Stern is a busi- ness man who has been for some time In the employ of the government. The Daily Mail describes the new; monsters as follows: 1 "These long, low, dust colored tor. toises have no resemblance to motor cars. They are in fact bteel land ships of immense power and .wonder- ful capacity... In practice, they can climb walls) push through dense woods, cross trenches and manoeuvre m