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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, SKPTKMHKR 19, WIG LETHBRIDGE'S OWN Domestic Relations of Silivro Talked About in Charge Against Lombardi jGreat Send Off to The Kilties on VALLEY" Greet Them on The Farewell Message The presentation of the colors to the 113ih Letbbridge Highland- ers will take place in Ottawa when the unit reaches that place. The preuentation was to have been made in Calgary before the regi- ment left, but the colors did not arrive from Ottawa where they are being made. They are being presented by Mrs. W. S. Ball, who is now in the east, and who will be in Ottawa for the ceremony. (From Our Own Reporter on the Spot) Sept' delirious cheering, as fine a send off as any battalion evor received, the 113th Lcthbrldgc Kilties left Calgary lust evening for that unknown destination, which means the trenches of Flanders or France, or maybe in Himland itself. Certain jt is that no unit t'hat has left the west received such shurl. notice to strike their tents and proceed on Hie first peg of their journey overseas. When the final.official intimation ar- rived on Saturday moru-ng. no less than 900 men of the Battalion were on leave, saying good-bye to their relatives and friends, and had to re- port hack at camp within 48 hours. Retreat, With Allies In Pursuit, Turns Into Rout A Rousing Scndoff Lieut.-Col. I'l-yce-Joiiei; and bis men i received a rousing sendoff at the Sar-j ceo camp, and all along thu line Sept. portion of j route to the station depot especially] battlefield where the Can- in the business centre' nC the OUI Calgarians cheered themselves hoarse: adliins an; .stationed with I he Allied as the sturdy Highlanders marched by, j forces and where, siiicu Friday a Iwll- headcd by a contingent of the Mount- i Advance lias been carried ed Police led by their well known i (hrougll is known to Ulo Canadians as pipe band. The trqpps arrived at the. i ,i "death valley. It is about three- FRENCH TAKE FIORINA Bulgars' Are In Serious Danger of Being Outflanked depot in good time and immediately entered tho trains that were wailing, j weeks since the Canadians Entraining troops at night is always cd in tho front line on the Homme. attended, with much diflicully, the after a considerable spell in reserve presence of the public in large nura-; about half way from the old locations, hers renders the task all UK- more: What struck Canadians chiefly ahout onerous. Those in charge the en-j the latest battle front is that the Ger- trufnlng worked with a herculean will, j mans put many more shells in sup- however, and the trains, which were in porting trenches than into the front two sections, were got away in good j line, nearly all consisting of high ex- thne plosives. The turning of "whiz-bangs" The first section was iu chargo of] which used to torment our fellows so Major G. Howland and contained A; much at Vpres. is a comparative rav- and B companies and the headquarters; Ity in "Ueath valley." staff The second train was in charge i In more ways than this, though, t.ie of Lieut-Col. Pryce-Jones, and carried i experience has been new for Cauad- C and D companies, the ians. Trenches sucl- id the machine gun section. Brig.-Gen. Cruikshank, oflicer port back, at camp witnin is nours. x; with a Sunday intervening with its! mandlng.Military District No. U curtailed railway service. A special train was run from Cardston to take up the men between there and Loth- bridge, and another special was put OB between Iiethbridge and Calgary, gathered up men various points on that line. At the beginning of last -week there were 235 men on harvest furlough. These men were wired to report for duty at once, and it Is .satisfactory- to state that without sin exception all the inpn leaponded although- in some cases they had to comb back trains. present at the departure of the troops. The general commented very favor- ably upon the marked progress that the 113th had made while at tlie Sai'- cee Camp, and In gratifying terms upon their.efficiency at the re-. cent inspection. He was accompanied 11-1 H. HogbiiV Major R.T.D. Altkon, Major Loggie, Captain-Ktlehie and LL IJ George Bain. The skirl of the pipers in the dis- tance was the first announcement to Calgary on freight they have been used to for the last twelve .months or more are practically un- known. Instead there is a meagre cover in the debris of German forti- fications churned to bits weeks ago in the. first rush of allied advance. Our fellows now bold the indistinguishable from one another. ah attempt is made to dig deeper ,fn this dm Hermans see at once (CONTINUED QN PAGu THREE) compelling the stoppage of this work. INT TO GO TO ii Whether Lethbridge and Nest line from here to Cranbrook is to have a better passenger service for the winter schedule will likely depend largely on tlie result of; the general meeting of tho Board of Trade to be held on Friday evening of this week. mea-anu witu u. which every m ember of the board-Is tins, present to the proceedings- urged to attend. The- whole matte Regina. Sask., Sept. assizes court in this province in years has at- tracted so much interest and atten- tion as-that opened before Chief Jus- tice Sir Frederick Haultain, hero this (morning. With an unusually large jury jianel for the twenty eases to be tried and "vitu politicians of both par- iir the notable political trials, and wit- nesses present in shoals, the, court room and corridors as well were crowded. When the chief, justice took his place on the bench, there was not sitting room ill the court room itself, and standing room was rapidly filled up. Crown Prosecutor H. E. Sampson an- nounced when court opened that he had been instructed to prefer no charge against S. S. Simpson, M.UA., for Battleford, who was ou the list charged with bribery. The case against'H. C; Pierce, M.L. A., Wadena, was by request of his counsel, J. A. M. Patrick, of Yorkton, allowed to stand over untir tomorrow. The bribery charge against Ger- hard Ens, ex-M.L.A., for Rosthern and now inspector of public buildings for the province, was then proceeded with. H. Y. MacDonaid, Kr'C., and S. R. Cur- tin, who were associated as counsel "before the Brown-Elwood commission appeared to defend Ens. The jury was quickly chosen, the defence chal- lenging six and the.nrosecnllon one. Prank' Brunner was called as the first witness and told again the story of events, whicli in his giv- ing Ens December 1013. short- ly aftqr tlje Bauish-the-Bar bill was withdrawn from the legislature. Bnmncr said that Ens, in the course Winnipeg, Sept. announce- j ment is made here br the C. P. R. of the appointment of W. E. Cline, chief: (rain dcspatcher at Winnipeg, to tho position of trainmaster at Macleod, Al- the Crow's I berta, succeeding trainmaster W.-M. London, Siipt Athens dispatch to the Exchange Tele- graph company, says that infor- mation received there indicates that the Bulgarian archives are being hastily transported. Counter Attacks Fail Paris, Sept. on the Macedonian front, have LTiade two counter attacks against the Servians, but gained no success, it was announced officially today. Bulgarians and Germans have not attempted counter attack ac- tion against the French troops, wh'ich captured Fiorina. There is no change on the Struma front. Bulgarian Retreat a Rout Athens, via London, Sept. From the Graeco-Seryian frontier comes the news of the greatest importance, Servians, French and Russians are following up their successes of the last few days in magnificent fashion. The Bulgar- ian retreat is developing into a disastrous rouU Allied advance parties must now be within sight of Monaitlr, the possession of which will place the whole of the enemy's fine-in a criticaj position. An attempt to' stum Allied advance was inade river, but the French ami, Russian forces, like the ServiansYiurtUer.dowii stream, rushed through the Bulgarian lines and great- ly hastened-their re'treat, which is now nr.QcefitHne in disorder. Information is to the affect that heavy, defeat inflicted on the enemy enables General Cordonnier to threat- Simmons and jury this morning opening case ot tin; fall criminal as- ilxus. The jury whicli is hearing Hie case is composed of .1. II. I.en K. Brown, Clarencfj -McLean, U. 12. Harris, Clinton Luckic and U. W. Cook. The history of the case whicli is cen- terod around little Italy over In Staf- fordvilli? and Hardievilhs, is vury well known. On tho night oi' April Mr. and -Mrs. Silivro went to a dance at Staffordvillc, returning home about one o'clock. They found some of tlie ....idows broken in and the-ir two children, four and live years old, had- j ly scared. Shortly after Tony Lorn- j liardi caniu to the house and threaten- j cd to Kill everyone there. He got j through tlie front door while Silivro j took his wife and children into a back room blowing out tho lights. Lom- bard i came in and at the door to the hack room, a scuttle ensued. Sil- ivro being shot through the shoulder. Three shots were fired at liini by a Ansley who has been transferred to Assiniboia. Conductor W. H. Ruth- ven of Kenora has been appointed trainmaster at Brandon, succeeding C. G. Washbon, transferred. of railway passenger service will be discussed. Another matter to come before the meeting is that of arrangements for the big U. F. A. convention here next winter. J The advisability of sending a spec- j ial business men's excursion? to Btzi- j kom for the fair on October 4th v.'ill j CARUSO TO GET New York, Sept. Caruso has signed a contract to sing thirty times in onera in Buenos Ay res for (CONTIKUED ON Pi03 4) amongst the killed are Corpl. Alfred B. Bailey, of Endon, who was with the Mounted Rifles, and Alfred J. E. Piggott. of Cranbrook, with the infantry. Sergt. F. P. Walsh, Macleod, with the artillery, is wounded. Activity in Champagne, Where Russians j" j. Checked Pursue Me- thodical Rains Fall orvesm.mlcnt) a full 11 leave the local to the toid j fv. ami company, of Su'ed "wtaSSi the j SSCSSrkS! crown. He told all the details of Lorn. s ock l.wrue bardl'B throats and oj the fight. The Alberta's un- equalled livestock productiveness, and their reception on the Chicago market will he keenly watched. (Onnlimml on Page Ottawa, Sept. E. H. Smith, of the. New York Central rail- way, and Sir Henry Brayton, chair- man of the.Dominion railway commis- sion, two of the royal commissioners named by the government to report on the railway problem in Canada, left Monday for Western Canada. They will go as far west as Prince Rupert, B. C., on the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, and will return along the southern line, making as careful an examination as is possible and prac- ticable under the circumstances a somewhat hurried tour of physical and traffic conditions on the transcontinen- tal railway lines. Ottawa, Sept. is estimated Hint there are upward of 2000 infantry lieutenants in the Dominion who have taken their certificates ami passed the school hnt who cannot secure attach- ments. In addition there are a number ot officers of higher ranks in the same predicament, while every month there return to Canada many supernumer- aries from England to swell the ranks of unattached. Dwine to that very few new ._ regents are being authorized at costly to the Germans maintained .he juoiiin-iii" o Hint HirmiP-hmit .this dislrint be discussed. Many business men have signified their intentions of attending Etzikom's first fair.; and if I a special train is not to be sent they will go by auto Other important matters will be dis- cussed at the meeting In Supreme Court liiia morning nolle prosse wiis entered in the case of Rex vs Clmbscz, charged-with cans; ing. the death of the late Jerri Car roll by shoving him on'the sidewalk in front ot the TJallas Hotel. The charge against Cliubscz was therefore dismissed and the prisoner discharged. In the case of Rex vs McAllister, in which accused is charged with steal of a convivial meeting of a number a Uorse, the accused is now a of members in the Metropole tlie hotel at noon. ed Ens and .invited him to the hotel. When 15ns arrived, Drunner said he took him Into his private. office and gave hijn S500. V SIR THOMAS TAKES WAR LOAN Ottawa, Sept! Sir Thomas White minister of finance, has himself sub- Kcrlbod evidence of his personar Interest In tho war loan. Sir Hugh 'Crohnm, proprietor of the Mon- treal Star, has made the personal sub- scription Of, to the loan. WILL' EXCEED AMOUNT Ottawa, Sept. of the de- partment of finance stato that It NO FOUNDATION TO THE REPORT For tho past 21 hours tao Herald telephone' has been ringing almost continuously be- cause of a rumor which has been spread about to the effect that the 30th Battery has been pruetk-uli? vipcd out the rumor arose has been umible to lmni_bul "Is no tiuth in It, and relatives bMhe boys in the tory can rest assured of that partment of finance stato that If A letter from one of tho boss ireriptions to the Canadian war loan 1 4 received by his parents toda> this' week equal thoae of last week, stated that the Battery was in the amount -of one hundred rest at the ti dollars. anted, tor will be more than time of writing "FARMER'S CROP YIELDED FIFTY-FIVE BUSHELS TO THE ACRE YIELDS Crop yields, from the early threshing, look almost as good as _ a year ago, which was supposed to be a pheno'rriensl year, hi the Her- ald crop reports for the week .there are several instances of big yields. The heaviest was that of J. Devlin, of Faith, who threshed 55 bushels to the acre from 20 acres of wheat on summer falloxv. Fred Vornbrbck, east of Milk River, has thrcshsd and his sum- mer fallowed wheat yielded bushels to the acre, whiie the crop on spring ploughing averaged 34 bushels to the acre. Geo. Chew, of Barons, finds his wheat on spring ploughing and stubbie averaging 30 bushels to the acre. Carrnangay reports summer fal- lowed wheat yielding 40 bushels to .the acre. There was an in- stance of one farmer south of Tra- vcrs getting 51 bushels to the acre from 75 acres. J. Gorham, a Coutts farmer who has just threshed, got a.35 bushe( average from 150 acres of spring wheat, DAMAGE' Our-crop reports minimize the damage from frost. In most di- tricts the greater portion of the grain had been cut when the tem- perature dropped. CUTTING It in safe to estimate that ai! the grain, but unusually late stuff, is cut and in the stook. THRESHING Threshing is general through- out tha district and It Indicated that there are more threshing rigs this year than last, consequently the. crop get to the clevatorg much more steadily. SUMMER FALLOWING Inquiries from correspondents elicit the information that there is a large .Increase In the amount of summer fallowing. The condi- tions for ploughing have been ideal. A lot of new land has also been broken and the crop acreage next year promises to be large, and a good proportion of It will be on summer fallowed land. MILK RIVER River, Sept. Fred Vorn- brock" finished threshing Saturday, Marquis wheat on suramerftillow aver- aging bushels per acre. Need- fess to say the grade is an exception- ally "good No. 1. Marquis on spring plowed land and disced-iu averaged 34 bushels per acre. Threshing is general throughout the I district and returns such as the above arc expected the majority of fields. PraeticnHy all wheat is cut and in the stoolt, while flax is just being cut. A bumper yield is assured, so why shouldn't the farmers -be optimis- tic when the yields and prices ajo so thirds of" the crop was cut before the frost, and fields standing look very promising. W. R. Dobbiti has the honor hav- ing the first grain threshing outtit iu motion On thieshedtwo loads of oats, which yielded 160 bus. Today he is threshing .wheat and the yield is The summer fallowing this year will surpass the acreage of'1914 and some fields of fall wheat are showing rapid growth. I believe GO per cent, of the crop is saved from frost. Ninety per cent, of the crop is now m the shock There is a shortage of help for shocking the but it is not serious. The Pre good P1NCHER CREEK Pincher Creek, Sopf. con- ditions iu this district moat grati- fying. ,.The frost of last week bay ap- parently not caused any serious dam- age Jn some cases late grain will undoubtedly suiter but these aie de- etlly in the minority. Over two- [Track wheat October wheat October oats "October flax MARKETS 50 189% High Low Forecast: Fine and warrn. present the problem-o_ _ these two full regiments of young off! cers is a somewhat serious one. A abort time ago 500' unattached subalterns were sent over from Cana- da to England at the. request-of the Canadian authorities there. These men were utilized to fill the vacancies -aused through the wastage among lieutenants at the front, which was comparatively heavy. No doubt more will be wanted but the slock of qualified unattached lieu- tenants continues to grow and prob- ably will be increased so far as un- attached men of higher ranks arc con- cerned. It- is probable that they will have to be content to take a-lieuten- ant's rank if they desire to see active service. Paris, Sept. South of Combles the French have carried another group of German trenches. Desperate fighting con- tinues around Deniecourt, while there were actions both in the Champagne district and on the Verdun front, where the French captured a trench on Dead man's Hill. Active in Champagne Paris, Sept. Germans took the offensive in the Cham- pagne last night, making five suc- cessive attacks on the Russian troops there. Today's official report says that each time they were checked by the Russian machine gun and ar- tillery fire. The German attack in the Cham- pagne was made in the sector between Souain and Somme-Py on the Somme front. The operations were hindered by bad weather. S Heavy Rain London, Sept. and continuous rain has fallen during the last 24 says today's official account of operations on the Franco-Bslgian front. "The general situation is un- changed. "In the neighborhood of Riche- bo'-irg, L'Avouve (northwest of La Bassee) we entered the enemy's trenches at three' places, captur- ing prisoners and a machine gun and inflicting many casualties. Our slight. last sf oy'raeroplanes have failed to Yeturn.'V i Hardest Fought- Battle Paris, .Sept. from the Somme describe yesterday's battle as one of. the hardest fought since the allied offensive began, owing to tlie exceptional strength of the German positions and the character of the dugouts, which were frequently ovei thirty feet deep. Despite the1 heroic resistance of Bavarian troops wfib, ac- cording to eye witnesses, were snpei ior to the Prussian Guard defending north of the Somme positions woiUast week, the troops attained their objec- tives and during the subsequent conn- tor attacks, which were exceptionally __ his district everything won has been held. Strategic value of the'gaiiis, though less than those.; achieved last week north of the'river, was considerable. An important pjateau three miles wide and a mile arid a half deep, of .which Chaulues is the centre, is now: under French fire from thr.ee sides, and the capture of Berujva stronghold, cover- ing a. series of ravines which run down to the riyer at Briost, cuts mans around Perohne-Briost from those ou the .plateau, to the south. One can see that despite'German assertions, that the offensive is futile, the French are pursuing methodical and predetermined plans with success First one wing moves, then the centre, and then the other wing.. Positions too strong to be taken by direct at- tack are gradually surrounded, or turned until they become untenable authorze a if dealing with boast that throughout t Saskatoon, Sent. situation is reported- by local coal dealers as existing at the Lethbridge and DnimheHer supply northen coal mines, which Saskatchewan with Cram UUt It HOI senuun. tiiii i it- -t lude wheat is pitting the onh Tne Lethbridge are a- most stopped for want-of labor and successful spring heit for this neighborhood 1 hei e has been no threshing as yet. TABER Tabor, Sept. crop .condi- tions m district for the end- ing September 17th were on making careful aria'extensive inquiries, as fol- lows The daimg" done to crop by frost did not amount to anything worth mentioning as.fully 50 per cent of the wheat was cut. before the frost came, and during these lost three or four days every ounce of labor pos sible Ins been put into service and by about Tuesdav we thai! have all the the Drumheller mines are only work- ing about half time. A coal famine is certain- this win- ter, say the dealers, .unless this situa- tion is" remedied. The mine owners are already swamped with orders which they cannot fill. WEEK END CASUALTIES London, Sept IS week end j casualties. v J27 office! s of who n, bl a-e dciil 6G31 men of whom 1379 ire aead awl 1012 misting tujuui. buffeiing are Lhei wools giain The agents have} Royil Engineers Beik all been bufaj fitting up machinery out-j shires Oxfoid Bucks Light Infin fits md sevenl threshing _ _i have slirterl around Barnwell. Mr. T. Anderson being me first to ship a carload from Neidpath on His grain graded No. 1 and yielded over 30 bushels per acre. Wenbourne has two days' cut: machines j tlv KOI folks I ssex Hojal Suits aml I Scottish Boideiers and Kings ROM! ting -ind will start to thresh on Thurs- day if arrangements are kept. East and south of town everything is going favorably, Again -this' year Mr. Smith has the 7G record of-bringing-the'first grain into 41 (CoSTjNOED OH fidi Kifles. GERMAN GENERAL STAFF MOVED TO EASTERN FRONT London, Sept. Wireless. Press today gave out a Berne dis- p-itch puotm-i the Sudd DouUcho Zeitung to the effort that the Gor man general staff has been mov- ed from the western to the east ern front, Ottawa, Sept. Barleycorn, alias "King Boose" sang his swan song in the Dominion capital Saturr day night and, as became such bach- a mi Han character, did so in the best of moods, making his exit in song and jollification and in quite an orderly manner. There was a striking ab senco of brawls and disorderliness A number of bars closed before seven o clock in the evening their blocks having become so depleted m some cases that thev ouh bid draught, ales and beer to offer The somewhat taken off Ottawa's period of dijness b> the proximity of Hull Quo and added excellence of the car service thereto Practically shop license holder in the Cap- ital Ins obtained a wholesale license i m thit citj and will continue to sup- ply cilsi-onieis in by delivery- service EDWARD GURNSV" ueAD Toronto, Sept. Gurr.ey, piesident of the turney Foundry (Jo, died today aged 71 He was a president of the Toronto Board ot Tiade and a prominent mm W Snatord Bvans Winnipeg, is a sou in law- ;