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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta 238 WKHXKSIUY, SKI'TKMBKK 20, Allies Tightening-The Lines Around The French Village BRITISH TAKE GERMAN TRENCHES London, Sept, British troops south of Arras Tuesday captured 200 yards of German trenches, says today's official statement. Germans Gained Foothold Paris, Sept. tit- tacks were'made by the Germans last night on tho French positions at Hill 76, north of the Somtne. The Ger- mans gained a foothold at some ad- vanced points, the ivar office an- nounced today, hut subsequently were ejected. Combles Surrounded London, Sept. dispatch to the Times from Paris, dated Monday- night, says: "On the French front the great points of interest now are Combles, north of the river, and Bar leux in the.south. Barleux 1ms been under the directjfire of the French since the capture of Berny. Combles is so surroundeU north, west and south, that there only an opening less than two miles to the east through which it can be sup- plied. The town, is thoroughly well fortified and the chateau possesses vast underground caverns, extending under the village, over an area of 400 yards, so that it is unlikely that arfy; direct assault will be -at- tempted. "When the British advancing from Glnchy get to Mqr'val the garrison of Combles'1 will hot; have much else to do theirjfbelts ,up their minds to surrender.1' A Berlin Statement Berlin, Sept.; a hand grenado attack on the British troops near Flers .on the Somme front, the Germans yes- terday gained some success, says to- day's German official announcement, Jn the Verdun sector Germans drove the French out of a small trench on the western slope of Dead Han's hill. Sask., Sept. 10, To Hie Herald, Lclhbridgc: While on our journey i-ashvards 1 wish on behalf of all (lie non-commissioned oUicers and men, through you, lo bid farewell lo Ihc'cilixcns of and to Huiiik them for llipir ninny acts of kindness, and to say lo them that wherever llic-ballalion may go it will ever IK- mind- ful thai H carries with it the honor and name of your city. We that our departure could not be made from Leth- bridge, bul Lellibridfic will be glad lo know that Calgary gave us an enthusiastic Whenever and wherever The Lclhbridgc Highlanders may he. called upon lo do their duty in this great struggle for freedom, I know that they will nol i'nil to uphold the glorious record of those Canadians who have already preceded Ibem lo France. Farewell. A. W. PKYCE-JONES, Lieutenant-Colonel. YIELDS HIT HIGH SPOTS That it will not take more than half as long to thresh out this year's crop in Southern Alberts as was taken last year was tho statement made to tho Herald today by a member of the 1. H. C. staff here. His reason is that the season starts off with easily twice as many threshing rigs in the south as was the case last year. In this case, wltl- tho present weather con- tinued, the middle of November should see all the crop fin the bine. Threshing along the Carmangay branch la in lull swing, according to Roadmaster Wosiyng of the C. P. R., who was out over that line yesterday. Machines are at work in every direc- tion. Some very fine threshing returns arc coming ill daily. At Grassy Lake, S. H. James, living three miles south of the town, threshed 21) acres of spring wheat which averaged bushels to the acre. At the big Noble farm at Xoblcford a 36 acre strip chosen at random from a 549-aery field lias been thresh- ed. H yielded 40 bushels to the acre and it is expected that the whole field will yield as well. This crop is on summerfailow. Threshing has been completed at the Provincial Jail. The 100 acres of wheat yielded 3SOO bushels or SS bus. to tho acre. This has ail been sold to the Ellison Milling Co.. at de- livered at the elevator here. Barley at the farm yielded G3 bushels to the acre on K acres. The farm yielded 8000 bushels of oats but the area is not known yet. However, the acre yield is high. It is reported among grain men to- day that mills throughout Western Canada are paying three cents over ,track prices for a while to get grain for milling purposes. Serbians. In Desperate Fighting at Close Quarters With Bulgars comes from Calgary that Lt. .T. R. Palmer of the 191st battalion has left Sarcee camp for England with draft of Canadian officers for the imperial array. He left on Mon- day i Lieut. Palmer joined the 191st last spring, receiving a commission as lieu- tenanti He is a well known barrister here I He came from Ireland to Can- 'ada aijid all his male relatives of mil- itary age are now In the fighting lines. When, tho opportunity came to go to tho frjout without further delay he ac- cepted readily and will sail shortly tor the ipld land. itoSsi" (Special to the Pinclier Creelt, Sept. partic.' 'nlarly sad drowning accident occurred! on ilondrty afternoon at the home oi Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gregory of Twin when their little two-year-oljd son lost his lite. A large and veffy 'deep spring is situated near tliellr house, and while IMrs. Gregory's attejn- tlon was for a moment directed where, the lillle chap wandered o'ut and wan found in' a few minutes fin tho spring. She was unable to recover the child unaided and liad to phone? a neighbor for help. When the little body was carried ili lite was extinjct. The deepest sympathy is felt for lilie bereaved parents., Tlie funeral will take place at Pincher Creek on WjKd- nesday. THOMAS DAVIS DEAD Toronto, Sept. _.v._, n member of the Toronto city coimcil for several periods since 1R73 and oral times candidate for the mayoral- ty, died 'today in his 72nd year. Everything is in readiness for the voting on Friday In connection with the bylaw for the proposed ni- tration plant. The polls are being open- ed in Westminster and Central schools. The former will poll votes of burgesses north vof the track and the latter is for those south the track As this is a money bylaw it is to be noted that only thoso burgess- es who are assessed .for f''CO or more ou the last revised assessment roll are entitled to vote. This cuts o.ut the tenants' vote. The polls are open from a.m. till S p.m. MAY EVACUATE TRIESTE Athens, Sept. 10, via London, is stateu'in iuost reliable diplomatic sources.: here that the A.ustrians are preparing for the evacuation of Trieste. Toronto, Sept. to a rumor in Toronto Liberal circles, it is, more than possible, according to the Globe, that one'of the Federal nominations in this cily will- be ten- dered to the Hon. George P. Graham hen tlie next Federal election comes. The feeling is growing that, with strong candidates, more than one To- ronto seat may be won by the' Lib- erals. The vigorous part Hon. Mr. Graham has always taken in parlia- ment in clir.mpioning Toronto's inter- ests has given rise to the movement, the Globe says. DEATH OF D. W. KARN Toronto, Sept. Wilson Karn o[ the Karn and Morris Piano and Organ company, died today in his 74th year. lie was born near Wood- stock and lived there all his life until recent years. FIORINA IS NOW RID OF ENEMY Bucharest, via London, Sept. 20. official report announ; ces that the Rumanians have gain- ed success against the German and Bulgarian troops in the Prov- ince of Dobrudja. Fighting was in the region of Enigea, 19 miles south of the Constanza-Tzcrnavo- da railway. Drive Back Italians Sofia, via London. Kept. ial announcement was made hero to- day that the Italian troops on the -Ma- cedonian front have been driven back by the Bulgarians who occupied four villages. .Wilh the British London, Sept. is'to- day's official account of operations on the Macedonian front: "On our Struma front our air craft raided Drama. Bombs, were di'opnea or, the railway rolling stock and stores. "There were no developments on our ITorian front." No Developments Petrograd, via London. Sept. "There were no 'important develop- ments on tlie Western or Caucasian says today's official announce- ment. Turkish Claim Constantinople, via London, Sept. of Russian attacks by Turk troops in Galicia after a 48 hour battle, is reported in an official- state- merit issued -by the war office. Fought on-Mountain Top Athens, via London, Sept. last of the Bulgarians have been clear- ed out of. Fiorina, near the western end of the Macedonian front, the war office announced today. After the oc- cupation oLthe town by the entente forces, the Bulgarian soldiers held out for, a time in several houses resist- ing with, savage energy. One hun- dred prisoners were taken in complet- ing the capture of these positions. The announcement says the Serv- ians have captured a height of feet, the highest peak of the Kaimak- calan range after desperate, fighting at close" quarters. On the left wing the Bulgarians are still resisting on the heights north of Sisoderi. Berlin Says Rumanians Defeated Berlin, Sept.. forces which entered Transylvania'' through Shu.Trtuk pass of Transylvanian Alps, defence have been defeated and driven back over the pass, tho war oiiice announc- ed today. Prepared to Abandon Policy of Neutrali- ty in Order to Satisfy That Ultimatum Has Been Sent To Germany and Bulgaria LT. J. R. PALMER Who has gone overseas with draft. London, Sept. Tel- egraph Company says it learns of- ficially that the Greek govern- ment has submitted a very urgent note to Germany regarding the re- moval by Germany of Gresk troops from Kavala snd demanding that they be released. London, Sept. Reuter dis- patch from Athens under date of Sept. 19., says; "It is learned on good authority that this morning's conference of Premier Kalogeropoulos and the foreis" minister with King Con- stantine resulted in the decision in principle, for the departure from neutrality, with a view of dis- sipating the Entente's apparent distrust of the new cabinet." No. Election During War Woman Figures Prominently in Attempted Murder Case. (For report of conclusion of trial see Page 7) Winnipeg, Sept. Rob- ert Rogers, Dominion minister of public works, stated last, night that while he could not make any definite announcement regarding, the next Federal electioni he ex- pected that none would be held, till after the war. At the opening of this morning's session in the Tony Lombard! case, Dr. Galbraith was present to give evi- dence regarding the 'condition of Siii- vro and Lombardl -after the fight which put them both in the hospital. Silivro had one bad bullet wound through the shoulder and other lesser wounds, while Lombard! was badly cut about the head and face. His hands were also cut, one finger being badly cut as if from a There KILLED f were about 30 wounds' on the head and face, some of wliiph scorned to have been "mauu-by a lump of He was in the hospital for about two weeks. 'Sevgt. Reames of the Mounted Po- lice, recalled, gave evidence that the clip of cartridges found under the body of Lombard! contained ammuni- tion for the revolver which prosecu- tion evidence showed had been taken from Lombardi's hand after tho fight. Only one witness was called for the and that was the accused. In the direct examina- tion by his counsel, he told a very different story from that told by the crown witnesses. On the night in question he had been to a dance and was drinking. In fact, lie. said, he had been drinking fronv.the; time he came off shift in mine, at 3.30 in .the afternoon. Beer and whiskey were the refreshments. At one place four o'r five them had policed off a whole case of beer. booze at. tlie Calgary, Sept. Ernest Pinkham, youngest son of the Bishop of Calgary, has been killed in action Lccording to an official message re- ceived this morning by hia father He was a barrister and a member of the firm of Lougheed Bennett. Lieut. E. A. Boucher of Calgary, if also reported killed in action. From Edmonton comes word; tha Capt E. L. Ferris of that city has been killed. Sends Ultimatum Athens. Sept. London, Sept. is reason to believe that the Greek government lias sent an ul- timatum to Germany and Bulgaria, ex- piring Wednesday night, demanding tlie immediate return of soldiers tak- en prisoner at Kuviila. When tlnj (jrc-ok town of Kavalu was entered by tlie German and Bulgarian troops tlie city was garrisoned by the fourth Greek army corps. According fo tho otiiciiil statement issued hy- Berlin the entire corijs consisting men asked the -German com- mander for food and shelter and pro- tection against the entente forces. The statement said that, to prevent any breach of neutrality the Greek sol- diers would be transported to Germ- any to tie kept there as a guest of tho nation. The German account of the affair differs radically from that given out at the allied capitals and from stories sent out from Athens. The number of soldiers transported to Germany according to these versions, "was less than one account placing the total at 70 officers and SOO men. Tha remainder of the garrison is said var- iously to have been transported to Saloniki by the French authorities and to be encamped on the island of Thas- os. A recent dispatch from Athena reported the arrival of some members- of the Kavala garrison in the Greek capital, but no numbers were given. The incident caused profound sensa- tion in Greece and the actions of tho Germans was bitterly denounced by the pro-ally party. Immediately after Premier Kalbgeronoulos took office, news dispatches from Athens sai'd: he intended to demand the return of the Greek soldiers from Germany and that .the. refusal of this demand, would bo for the entry iuto the-war of Greece on the side of the entente allies. Kavaia Destroyed London? Sept. Greek port of Kavala has been destroyed and the population tra nsp or ted-to Bulgaria, ac- cording to a Rome wireless message Big Aeroplane Squadron Leads Attack Paris, via London, Sept. tho tint time In the history tho world, the French used an aeroplane squadron to lead the successful nUtack on the village of was learned today. Twenty fast aeroplanes, each mounting tln-ee ma- chine guns, one pointing foiutard and two downward; charged j linos before the French Infyntry left their trenches. Flying high aboVe this chrjirgiug air- were French officers who .directed the attack several him-. 3red feet below in much! tho same manner that an oflicor directs an in- fantry charge from a shattered dug- out. The French'fliers low Iver the German'Iiues as artillery fire lifted and attacked the German trenches'with a murderous fire. Pris- oners say that Uiis form of attack had a remarkable effect. It sent the sur- viving Germans Hying in panic down communication trenches, and hi some instances caused machine guii crews to desert their poats. As the French infantry came on Use air chargers drove forward along Ihu roads, turning their machine gtma on German reserves being brought up.in- to action roads Jeading to Bouchavesnes, This new use of-aero- planes proved so Successful that it is expected to play a -most important part in future operations. British (libra apparently used the same -me- thod successfully in-! the British ad- vance on Friday. London, Sept wish I could pick one or my horses as a winner with the same certainty of the entente allies said LoM Derby the British undersecretary of war, on receiving United States cor- respondent on his return from a visit to France, where, in company with General Sir Douglas Haig and Gener- al i off re. he saw trials of the "tanks" before they were sent into battle against tlie Germans. Lord Derby continued, "We now have an European army, with' bettor guns, better rifles, ami better ammun- ition than any other country in the world. But I do not agree with peo- ple who expect the war to end with- in six months as it must surely con- tinue over the winter." "We are fighting the best organized nation in the world and it would be a reflection- on our own troops not to admit that the" Germans are showing extraordinary bravery. Two years ago they had a great chance to win. They are strong in cn- giues of destruction but we at least even in this respect ara- strong now and cannot help feeling that our meti individually arc better. Soon we hope to have a distinct margin of sup. erlority. "Wo are able to continue to increase arms, munitions and food of our troops and; wo wiii more men if neecM, Hut no concrete proposal has been made yet to increase the age HnMt. I cannot say such a suggestion finds me unprepared as before I came to the war olnco I announced my policy was in favor of moMlizing every man In the country under the age of sixty BO that each could be placed In his proper place, either munitions or carrying out the ordinary business of the country. "Tho recent raid of the military on stations and places of amusement pretty plainly have proved there are very few slackers left and that elig- ible' men, .under the present compul- sion law, either are in the army or are properly badged, for other work. I found everyone at the cheerful. "You .may rest assured the offens- ive will be continued. If there seems to be a lull -it will be interesting to make a study of -the German casualty list. Jlr. Boschs will not be allowed to go into winter quarters. In com- pany with Jdffre and Halg, I watched the trials of the famous tanks, the sight of which provoked unrestrained river Mount Daanou, tir, in the city. .Greek-military authorities assert' that should the entrenchments be evacuation of Monastir will be: defence after- ward would be only possible from the hills north of the city. laughter, despite the terrible river mourn uuitnuu they displayed, crossing Frenches, cut- the purpose of defending Monasti ting their way through wire entangle- the comparatively level plain sout ments and even through' groves of trees." BRITISH M.'P. KILLED IN ACTION London, Sent. the Hen. Victor Baring has been killed in fiction. He was Unionist member of parliament tor Winchester since 1006. He was tho son of Lord Ashburton, and was horn in 1873. Me had trav- elled extensively in the United Stales and Canada. MARKETS Spot wheat................. 158% Track 155% October wheat 153% October oats. 50% October flax 1d1% WKATHER HiDfi T..... Low Forecast: Fair cooler. to the Vossiche Zeitung, the Kaiser has iasiipd to all military authorities .an amusing order to secure umformitj in the "celebration of victories." In future the Prussian minister of war will decide what is and what is not and when a victory is official, telegrams will be sent ordering the hoisting of flags ordering uiu uuiti 11115 .i'.UIJ lie buildings and the firing of.salflt.es, whiie ecclesiastical authorities will send out telegrams ordering ringing of church bells. Athens; via London, Sept. have, hastily, evacuated Viglitsa, 'toward the western end of the Macedonian front; falling back on and are now. preparing, to make a stand at previously construct- ed entrenchments between the Cerna out .pub- CANADIAN SURGEON HONORED London, Sept. Guy of the Canadian Army Medical corps, has -been authorised by the king to wear the insignia of olllce of the Legion of Honor conferred'by President Poincarc of France in.rec- ognition of valuable services. London, Sept. movement favor of the re-establishment of. the temporal power of the pope is report- ed by the Amsterdam correspondent cf the Exchange Telegraph comuau- to have been inaugurated by Roman, Catholic newspapers of Germany, with the idea of drawing the Vatican awaj from Italian influence. The Cologne Volks Zeitung, a prom- inent Catholic newspaper is quoted as saying Germany gives a free hand to German Catholics and as denounc- ing the law of papal guarantees adopt- ed by the Italian government in 1870 at the time of the ending of the tern poral sovereignty of the pope All Austrian and German Catholic papers are following this lead the dis patch says. It adds that the moio- ment is believed to have been inaug- urated by Cardinal Hartmann arch Ijjsjiop Cologne, with, the idea of Haining representations 'for the Vati- can at the peace conference after tho Soldiers' Votes Will Increase Majorities, M. A. Macdonald Says At the request of the Herald M. A Micdo.nld Mr. Lib- LOSE THEIR LICENSES Winnipeg. Sept: auto- mobile owners had their licenses can- celled today by the municipal commis- sioner's department-becanse it was al- leged by officers of the morality de- hat automobiles in al ticket in t-r ind who is certain to be attorney-general in the new government, made the following statement on the result of the B. C. elections: "The results in British .Columbia of the recent election are most gratlfj ing from blumluomt 'Mit throw of the government was by no means an easy tasK. Nowhere in Canada, lias tho nubile treasury been so shamelesslj ted Jo crutlnu pariment'lllill. UULyuiuuiiuia in au t- tion were persistently'used, In spite of I in a corrupt government The Into npted nflon the nrill adequate warning .he conveying of men from Winnipeg to questionable the city. late toiPinment acted noon the pnn ciple that it could po-.cr I a liberal use of public funds in main- tainint, a CIM! sen ice list unnecos sarily large and by so distiibutmg patronite and public works expend! tnres that only those who would sup DOIIS, could hope to Erlndale. His automobile overturned share in its distribution The waste ill a ditch. ANOTHER AUTO ACCIDENT Toronto, Sept. Price, of the Trinidale dairy farm, Price and Sous, was killed Saturday night near dalous. The machinations of theii- machine were even carried It was carried into private, business.' If a man in business opposed the gpy eminent, particularly in the rural 'dis- tricts, an effort, too often successful, would be made to divert trade away from him. It was not a government, but rather a camorra masquerading under tho. name of the Conservative paity A persistent well sustained educationil campaign earned on for sevoial drew to the Liberal party the supnort of men of all class es and parties so tbat the contest was reolls a trial of strength botw een the people and a machine The heart of the people of British Col- umbia Is sound anu unea CUUBC til umplied Once the situation was tbor ouslilj understood thej gov- ernment out of office I'belleVc the change will mark a this province Notnitlu'andflfg the, ploitation of its natural resources, j involved under taia .was spaa: Oil PAD! ;