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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, SKPTEMBEK '21, WIG Bitter Fighting With Hand Grenades North of Somme NEW ZEALANDERS' REPULES ENEMY London, Sept. Germ- ans launched heavy counter at- tacks last night on British pos- itions south of Ancre, on the Sommc the war office an- nounced this afternoon. New Zeal- and troops defending the attack- ed positions beat off the Gemians with severe Josses to the enemy. Germans Admit Defeat Berlin, Sept. of the Crown Prince Rupprecht, of Ba- varia, are engaged in continuous grenade fighting with the en- tente allied forces near Courcel- ette, north of the river Sornme, says today's official announcement. The ground which had been gain- ed by the Germane In an attack southwest of Rancourt, and Bouch- avesnca, was lost, the statement adds, after bitter fighting. French Gain Again Paris, Sept, French have made another gain in the Verdun sector, where they cap- tured two trenches and 100 pris- oners south of Thiamount according to the French official 'statement. They also gained 100 yards east of Fort Vaux and in the Ch'apltre Wood. Bad weather still hinders operations on the Somme and the .German attacks have not been renewed. Ottawa, Sept. -The goverment will complete the National Service Commission by th'e selection of divis ional representatives probably this Ottawa Reports Census of West ern Provinces Has Been Completed WINNIPEG IS INCREASING Lcthbrulge Will Soon Know Its Total Number of In- habitants Ottawa, Sept. results of the quinquennial census of the prairie provinces taken last June by a large staff employed by the census depart- ment will be announced within a few days. Tlio population figures are now practically completed and will be is- sued in installments, giving first the urban populations, and after that the populations oC the rural districts. While no definite figures are yet avail- able for publication, it is understood that the genera! results show that there has been some increase In thu total population in the three prairie provinces despite the drain of the war, and the effect of the commercial depression of two years ago. The in- orc.'iso. however, is small" compared with the big increase of the preceding rive years when settlers were pouring into the west and everything was booming. Among the cities Winnipeg shows tlie largest increase in popula- tion. JJHJUfJ! Arguments Advanced In IT Favor Filtration System BY HON. L. G. DeVEBER, M.D., MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER. On tho 22nd we are lo decide as to whether -ffe'faijp to have a clean, potable and sate water 111 future, or to bo Batisfied withjthe filthy, dingustin and polluted much we have bad to put up with, at certain seasons, for so many years. As Health Officer of the City, everythlng'rojating to the citj s health is referral to mo, the public no doubt expect that 1 should mako public any information i may have re the matter of filtration. It so Happens that wo Have a committee of the Senate at Ottawa known as the Committee of Public Health, and Inspectors of Foods. Its duties are to investigate subjects pertaining to public health, publish tile results, and by publicity awaken tlio people to a full sense of the dangers to which they are continually exposed, and to promote regulation to safeguard against such dangers. As chairman of this committee, I preside at all Hillings the subjects taken up lo date have been: Pollution ot Streams, Rivers and bakes. Pure Water Supply to Cities, Towns and Villages. Typhoid lever, relating-chiefly to Camps, Railway Gangs, etc., and the result of vaccination for Typhoid. The highest authorities eacli in their own calling appeared before the com- mittee. The given was extremely interesting and instructive and of the greatest value. It is published in pamphlet form, and issued to the public. I fear however that our reserve copies were destroyed m tho fire of last session. These investigations have given me numerous data re questions of public health. These are open to anyone seeking knowledge. I will, therefore, If you will grant me space, proceed to write a few words and quote a lew statistics that may, I earnestly hope, help our people lo see the benefits to Ijc Derived from filtration. There are three essentials of life: Food, Air and Water. Of food we have -many varieties, thousands of them, and if one seems to be unwholesome wo can so to another, besides which, we have the Domin- ion Pure Food Act to protect us. Butcher shops-fire :.ispected. and any meals showing defect arc condemned, fruits, etc., the same. Milk farms, cow byres dairies, oic are rigidly inspected so that although I cannot pro- nounce them perfect, there has been such wonderful and continuous improve- ment that I do not fear to state, we are reasonably safe from food. In laree cities with their narrow streets, crowded tenements, and lack of alr the is i burning one. We, with our open prairie, wide streets! open space, etc., have no cause to worry. But the water question, that is ours. Water as supplied to us by nature is pure, it is distilled water, free from bacteria, free from pollution, just pure Magrath Citizen Given An Hon- orable Discharge by Jus- tice Simmons .-'Taking the case froth the jury at the close ofr'the case for the prosecution Mr. Justice Simmons yesterday after noon dismissed the charge againsi Robert Hodges of ..Magrath, giving the accused an honorable discharge. I was charged against Hodges that he did, on the 24th of July, utter'a for weeK Sir' Tliomas Tail, who is set-1 gery by passing a one dollar bil tling down to work as director-gener- which had been raised to five dollars hnvo his headquarters In Ot- by pasting part of a Bank.of Montrea Associtied with him will be live dollar bill across one corner. The representatives chosen from various military districts and exercising local supervision over the work of recruit- ing. They will aet In an honorary cap- acity. It falls from, the clouds upon the earth, becomes a spring or a rivulet. It is still pure and free from bacteria though it may have taken up water. These join and become streams which again form rivers that continue their flow to the sea. At its source, as I have said, water is pure and remains so until it reaches the habitat of man or animals. There pollution begins and as it continues on its way to the sea the evidences of pollution are more evident When it reaches the great lakes or sea, evaporation takes place. It rises to tlie clouds, is condensed and again falls to the earth. It has passed through God's distillery, is purified and comes to us perfectly pure. Wow how is our water polluted? The tests of our city supply show the greatest evidence of pollutxm during flood or after rains. Why is this? The rain falls upon organic material, the waste of man and animals, on farm yards, priyy. pits, the slops and waste of farmhouses. It "carries it to the streams, and by them carried to our m- buring the winter and the dry summefmcmtliir'aTrr water is clean, and safe simply because the filth and waste lies on the prairies, or are frozen in the'ice. A thaw comes, a rain storm falls and we have an epmutmi: typhoid, such as we did the past spring. In order to compare the typhoid incidence in Lethbridge with that of other Alberta cities, I will guote the figures ot the .Provincial Health Office. 3G 51 228 188 117 53 11 151 227 210 219 263 20ii 58 22 53 45 48 53 70 71 Sli 37 ,75 Calgary Edmonton Lethbridge Medicine Hat Commerce lilacleqd 65 107 12 (i to May '-21'---------" 21 31 It will be noted above that, whereas Calgary and Edmonton prior to 1913 had more cases of typhoid than Lethbridge, hulSU Lethbridge had more than Edmonton, and in 1910 had taken first place in number of typhoids within many of the cases of typhoid in the district's surroundings, the four cities above referred, are sent into, these cities for treatment, I have made a comparison of the three years l9is, 1914, 1915- -1913 1914 City, Outside 150 112 70 City, Outside 511 8 64 1915 City, Outside 31 24 41 24 ILEDINBAIMi London Sept. Earl Fevershsm was killed In action on September 15th, while leading His bat- talion, according to the Yorkshire Herald today. He was the second earl and was .37 years of age. His wife was a daughter of the Earl of Warwick. LABOR MINISTER'S SON KILLED London, pept. David Hen- derson, son of the Rt. Hon. Arthur bill was stated to have been passed by the accused in Miller'SrPool room A. Dow was in charge, of the poo room at the time. Miller being absent When Miller returned Dow stated tha the bill had been taken in as five tioi lars and that Hodges had passed it. When Dow went on the stand he told the prosecuting attorney the same story, but cross examined by Mr. Ball he admitted, that Hodges had never given him the bill, and that he had lid Miller that Hodges did so be- luse he had to blame it on somebody. ___id Hodges was the first man he thought about. A couple of other wit- nesses were called but Dow's evidence was so unsatisfactory that His Lord- ship took the case from the .jury, dis- missing it without requiring the de- fense to put its case. The jury was composed of. Ken- nedy, A. Hutchison, T. Cogwell, B. P. Wakelin, J. Lush and .1. I-I. Virtue. 175TH GALLED IN Medicine Hat, Sept. was received by Capt. Parker tins morn- ing, to notify all members Battalion, absent on harvest leave to darson son of the lu. lion. Artnur Henderson the president of the board report immediately at Sarcee Cam. of edSion; has been killed in ac-1 It is reported that the 176th will soon tlon. move eaat' Two Prisoners Escape Guard Leaves Edmonton u'wiil be seen from tills, that, taking city cases only, Lethbridge, 1914 1915 had more than Edmonton, with six times the population. Calgary...................... Medicine Hat................ Liethbridge The death rate from typlidid per ot population for the years 1913, lampaign in Germany For Re- sumption of Submarine Warfare SUGGEST CQALITION GOVT. Heeling of Reichstag Awaited With Much Interest by Germans Berlin, Sept. by Field Marshall You Hindenburg and a majority of the Ger- man people, Chancellor Von Beth- rnann-Holhvag is expected to weather the storm that will probably break in lie Reichstag when that body recon- venes on September 28Jh. The campaign for resumption of the submarine warfare has been -renewed ay the Reichstag critics oE Bethmaim- Hollweg. Submarine advocates who who have never been able to forgive the chancellor for yielding to the Uni- led States are expected to make trouble, and some are already propos- ing the formation oC a coalition minis- try. A hundred Socialists met hern to- day in a most important session. The Socialists, who supported the chancel- lor during the submarine disputes, are being urged by their leaders to forget factional defences and present a sol- id front in view of coming criticisms. The eyes of the whole country are centered on the Socialists. PAY 11.0 AN ACRE Russian Forces Across the River From Heavily Reinforced- Bulgarians Lose in Several Encounters. Bucharest, via London, Sept. 21 battle in Dobrudja be- tween the Danube arid Black Sea continues with intensity along the whole line. An official announce- ment was made here today 'that the Russians and Rumanians have repulsed the Germans and Bulgar- ians in all their attacks, inflicting severe losses on them. Bulgarians Suffered Severely Paris, Sept. repulse of violent Bulgarian attacks on Kai- makcalan peak with heavy losses to the attackers is reported French official statement today. In the region of the Brod river the Bulgarians forced their way into the village of Boresnica after two attacks had failed. They were driven out by the Servians in bay- onet progress for the allies is reported on the left wing where they have reach- Cu .-MM 130G, ti-.rse tr.iles north- west of Pisoderi. 1914, 1915, 1916 is as follows: Edmonton Calgary Medicine Hat Lethbridge 1913 1914 1915 1916 7.5 1.1 1.1 .5 5.3 2.3 1.0 .29 .......42. 10.0 3.0 2.0 10. 3.0 3.0 15.0 (CONTINUED OtT FiQS 3) Supt. Pcnnefathei-y of the R. N. w. M. P., received word this morning of the death at Regina of Assistant Com- missioner, Major A. E. R. Cuthbert. He was at one time superintendent at Edmonton. He was a .native of Bcrthier, Quebec, and was educated there and at McQill university. He became an inspector ill the police in ISSo. He served in the South African war. His wife was a daughter of Gen. Geo." H. Nyo, of the TI. S. army. Another, sensational escape has teen added to the list Leth- bridge detention "camp, this time two prisoners >making. their getaway. It was last Saturday night, about 8.30 that the two men made their break tor liberty, and though the country has been scoured for them, not a trace has been found of them in any direc- tion They did not have more than 10 minutes' start on the guards before the latter were after them, travelling by auto and by: toot to cut olf all roads of escape. But all. to no purpose. The two moiv in question were bad cgj" .One of them was out of the 22 weeded out of the Jasper detention camp ljunch and .sent here as being the most don Serous in that., whole nvpr i iiO men. The other was a German, a former resident of Leth- biilin 'net tomin; here they hid shown themselves rebellious and .thlr pair had been placed in solitary con- nnenvnt in the cells In the old Kiltie which .they made foro the prisoners left, and the fact that they were left- unguarded of course aided greatly .In ,the escape. The fugitives pried -of, the planks on, the roof of the cell, and being unguarded, their getaway was a comparatively easy affair. The alarm was raised within 'ten minutes and the guards .turned'out to search. Automobiles were secured, quarter" 1'be eae Uiu C capf is explains 1 hv the far that Uie who wan Qi these' psrtitutoi cells we it loo depaitujo was illtely fonic time ne SOCIALISTS mm TON bt illicit. JIUIUIIIUUIIVS WBl V ocwui cu, QirjiJHgt War. the Mounted Police notified, and agei tney %r of. (ho boys oE the Battery turned out sent to t'ilc front to help. But the fugitive pair had ._______'_ London, Sept. Wireless Press gave out today a dispatch from Zurich, saying 150 Socialists were ar- rested in Berlin on the ground -that they were concerned in agitations against the war. Although over mili- ire said to have been vanished into thin air and no'trace of them was found. One of (he men was a. German, about 2i years of age, clean sha- ven, may have since -grown a beard live foot eight .weighed He had n 145 i d s o u uler nis cmn __..__ Tlio other was in 2P fair 1 dttsho i .fair mustache, brown ieyes, brown the "best known res1-] natat.e. raon MAJOR SPLANE KILLED f ilejin cept Vrcoid ijitr (T toihv 1st Mftiior-Howanl M. Snlaiic, of a hair, six feet tall and wofghs, 180. They left tin tr lOits behind one ot tho men formeih lived in the ci j here is i to beHPve that! from the officers, i ta to aid n the he is being hi search Cor the men lias held back tho sioij or the tfttla> the city, has been killed in action ut Uie from M3jor Splano had resided In Calgary since W05 and was married. His wife and family ate at. Hollywood, California. London, Sept. Tele- graph company's Copenhagen corers- pondent sends the following: "The AVilhelmshaven-Zeutan says a number of sanguinary and. apparently organized encounters between civil- ians and the militia lately has assum- ed alarming- proportions. Last week several street fights occurred with fa- tal re other occurred Sunday night when civilians armed with knives, attacked a party of marines near, the railway station, killing two and mortally jyounding others, the assailants Revolution In Isle ot Crete Visitor from That State Greatly Impressed With Southern Alberta Six months spent in Southern Al- berta visiting his son, T. W. Crofts, farmer near.Commerce, has convinced H. B. Crofts, aged 81 years but hale and hearty, that this section of Cana- da is as promising a land as any under the sun. Mr. Crofts is simply delight- ed with the country and he is going back to his home in Iowa to combat any talk that may be advanced by in- terested people against immigration to this country. He is a pioneer and he knows about the early of most of the western states, and all of them, he says, had to-face much worse adversities in the early days than Al- berta. "Why, the crop you have here this year, and I have.seen it seeded, growing and harvested, is simply he said, "and they teli me you had even.better last year. Don't worry about your future. You have a great country here." Mr. Crofts is surprised at the low laud values here. Just before he left home a farm near his abode changed hands at an acre. "Why, men rent farms down in Iowa at an acre. Three years' rental would pay for a good farm in Alberta. I'm gain; to tell those fellows about it." Official Count in Fevhie Elec- >Vas Defeated- V fSpeciiil.to the Herald) Forme, Sept. count of the returns in the Fernie'riding-as declared by Returning Officer J. H. Marshall tonight at the court house here was as follows; For A. I. Fisher, Liberal, 739; for Thomas A. Uphill, Conservative, 640; J. A. McDonald, Socialist, 19G; spoilt ballots 20. Fisher majority over; Uu- bill, 99. For Woman Suffrage .879; Close to Haticz Russian Headquarters in Galicia via London, Sept. three days, tlitsre have been raging battles on the( entire southwestern front, the army of General ScherbatchofC surging forward steadily, with a total "since beginning till .now of. nearly 44 miles from the-winter line. In spite of the fact that he is now facing leavy German reinforcements in tlie lighting of the has, scored important advantages. In the last spasm, of Narayuvka river, 13 miles north of Halicz, 3000 Germans aiuLoQO .Turks were taken, many Ger- mans being from the Prussian Guard. Our troops are now dred yards from 'Halicz railway sta- tion, and just across the river from, thu town. The seizure of the junction and railway has, however, achieved important strategic is now of secondary importance tlier the town-is taken. Further ad- vances north, will probably result in any event in its being abandoned by the Teutons as untenable. Fighting has been going on, on this front almost without intermission since August 31 and has i esulted in the capture of prisoners, of. whom SOOO are Germans, and 822 guns, some of the heavy calibre. Most Significant observation one makes on coming, to this front aftei two months with the most northern army, is :the cbinplete reorganization of the_Aus "s'fncff the offensive.; June, it by six Austrian divisions.and ono'Ger man. 'It is now held with slightly ex- tended front by fragments of nine German divisions, two Turkish divis- ions and three and a half Austrian di- visions. Of those originally here three 5 have been completely destroyed and two have departed, one for the Ru- manian front. Germans Resume Offensive Petrograd, via London, Sept. German troops have assumed the of> 650; spoilt ballots, 31; majority suffrage, 229. [____ For Prohibition, K6Q; against, spoilt ballots, 23; majority Prohibition 23G. Total vote on members ofL legisla- ture, 1575. Total vote on; woman suf- frage, 1556. Total vote, on prohibition 1529, against feiisive tue Russians on the river Stokhod in the region of the Ko- vel-Rovno railway line in Volhynia, says a Russian official dispatch to day. The-attacks were repulsed by the Russian forces. In the region Svinisuky and Korytnyza the Rus- sians captured six officers and 6S7 Germans, and fighting still is in gress. HEAVY FINE FOR. SELLING WHISKEY (Slieciul to Herald.) Macleod; Sent. A. (Special to the Macleod, Sept. 21. A telegram has just been. received that Lieut Refigie Bnrnes, a son of R. 3. Barnes, an old timer of this, town, has been killed at the front. Southern Alberta's fall movement of I fat stock begun., and promises to be the heaviest in years. Yesterday I Hyssop Bros, ot Lethbridge shipped 150 head of steers to Chicago, the trainload being tilled out by the Knight Sug'ir. Co. of Raymond.. Clay, Robinson Co., of Chicago, were the buyers. They have bought an- other hundred head from Hyssop Bros., and'these will also be shipped to Uie Chicago market about October 1st. The Hyssop .shipment yesterday averaged over 1300 pounds and the price was" such that, they received a cheque for considerably over for the 150, Southern Alberta shipments to, the Chicago market promfse to be extra- Heavy, this fall. Clay, Rob- inson Co. have already contracted for Paris, Sept. revolution in the Greek island of-Crete is re- ported, in a Havas dispatch from Athens, The revolutionists are said io have proclaimed a provis- ional 'government. MAUKETS Spot wheat Track wheat whoat October oats October flax 15954 WEATHER Hlch net muc 4 tefogenture 65 30.5 change in F-airweather was and costs tins' morning at the..; Mounted police barracks Supt. Starnes, for key. fie had been running a- two; per cent drinking bar town here. C" Bank Official Is Delighted With Southern Alberta "I am delighted to see such fine j years we will see the result crops in Southern Alberta, and to see the livestock in such good condition. in tne minus or everyoiiL mat uen it lean years come will be succeeded by such good years as the past two. This countiy is in excel Speaking of the Canadian war loan he said'it was being-subscribed in a very pleasing manner, showing that ci.j pivcibuiK luatiitei. anut> jug -r This season has created Uie firm belief tlie people of Comda are pleased with tj the investment and are patriotic Uie same time. The visitor is also strongly ed by the spirit shown in this province lent condition and is bound to attract! in connection with the war., Farm- worth of' stocK in the south many from the on siae who will wish ers are rroduciug to capacity every all for shipment within the next couple to share in our prosperity.' 'body appears to be trjing to do his of months _iinennteadent bit to help the Emnue along Mr. I western branches of Iho-Baul of Mon in slow a strong tribute to the PIERCE. IS GUILTY Pegin L eight o'clock tonight in the bribery casa against H. C. 1 icr C M T for adena re turned to the courtroom and an- nounced that a verdict of guilty had been agreed upon rho 3urj> added that the pi sonnr lie accorded ciem cncv. by the court, Pierce v.13 charge ac fopti ig x bribe of to op nose tlie banish the bar bill introduced in1 the .legislature in Deccmbei 1911 treat is the city today from m nipeg, on a tour of the west and m an interview with ,lhe Herald he made work that is lieing done Magrath Ra> mond and Lethbridge, for the Red Gross and other patriotic I the above very optimistic statement j organizations V large oropdrtioh of Mr, Winslow is highly pleased with I what hp, has seen everywhere on his trip. Coming from Winnipeg to Cil gary he went north to Edmonton and the Peace River to Cilgan and con z bridge. Re has also been south to Cuniston, Magrath and Raymond and is therefore In a fiohltion to M eak with authority regarding business con ditions. 'Livestock is not increasing so fact as we like to-see he said "but it seems to be almost in osgible to buy it Hcweter J-trnrpr I is starting a herd and in a the population in these places the line but show unanira- lU for the greatest cause the World v lias eiei known as strong as is seen in othoi part of Canada Mr Winslow states that the Bank of Montreal has lost a largo age of its staff through emistaicnt but <_ Win! girls are being employed and are ao- ing their noblj Within the past few davg Mr lou has been informed that his son Lieut Winslow, has tften ed at the front losing part aim His third son Is isay lu me Uvlit, ;