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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta li; ALBERTA FH1DAY. SKi'TC pfljmrnnin iwtuur French and Servian Troops on Mace- donian Frontier Score New Successes Against the Bulgarians---Turks on Riga Front. Berlin, via London, Sift. Desperate fighting continues be- tween Austro-Germans and Russians In the .Carpathian Mountains. The summit of Shibtrco, which has changed hands several times, has again been taken from.the Ger- mans, says today's official state- ment. Further Russian attacks Babclutiowa, were repulsed. Score New Success nnd Serbian troops operating t along the western end of the Macedon. ian front- have scored hew suc'- cesses against Bulgarians, the war office announced today. Serbian troops, continuing their advance along the Broda River, have reached the neighborhood of where 100 prisoners were taken. North of Fiorina, the Bul- garian attack, was broken, up by the fire of the French infantry. As a result of heavy engage- 'nrents the entente forces were able to progress on the heights dominating the road from Fiorina to Poplli. Defeated In Dobrudja London, Sc'it. 21 Bulgar- ian and Turl'.ish troops under Field Marshal von Jlackcnsen have been defeated in the Rumanian province of Dobrudja, 'according to t.lio official an- nouncement from Bucharest, it is de- clared that tile invaders have retired (o the sc-jth and are burning villages in their retreat. The great battle, which was the cli- max flf Mackonsuifa bw ft cam palgu IE tht. Dobradh district iinme dutelj after the of war bj Rumania, began on September 15, and ended, says Rumanian headquarters, on the. With leforence to these opeiitions Berlin meiely sais that flghtlilK, ift LJobrudji h is come to a blandBtlH Ttuinanians, Hussians and Serbian were pitted against the Invaders strong reinforcements having been hurried to Uobrudja when the opera- tions under the noted German fielil marshal threatened to overwhelm a section of Rumania. A strong iine to the north was hastily fortified and powerful forces were thrown out to oppose tile onslaughts of the central powers. That the six days' battle has been a sanguinary one is indicated by the various official- statements, which told of the intensity of the fighting that lias continued without cessation. In Macedonia, on the extreme wes- tern wing, the entente forces have unshed their way three miles north- west of Plzoderi, according to Paris. Hard fighting for the Kaimakcalan plateau, THE KINtt VISITS THE FRENCH FKONT- ian tlieatrcs, where violent fighting is in jirogress. Probably the most sanguinary en- counters have taken place along the j IL'-milc battle line in the region of i Lutsk. Volhyniu, where the Russians! attacked repeatedly In mass forma- tion, but only, according lo both Ber- lin and Vienna, to ftneet with renulsi! and heavy casualties. Tht battleJs-still rasing in the re- ;lon of Kofytriiza-and Sviaiusky. To the north, along the Stokhod riv- er. .Die Germans have assumed.the of- fensive agaiiistJIie Russians, hui. were everywhere rnuiilssi1., Petrograd re- ports. On the other hand, attacks by the Hussians against the Austro-Hun- garians in the Xarayuvlia river region, in tlalicia. were put down by the de- fenders of the road to Lemherg. In the Carpathians botli Berlin and Vienna concede that the Teutonic line east of the Panther riuge and near Briaza has been pushed hack by the .Rus- sians. Although botii Berlin and Vienna re- cord the recovery of heights on both sides of the Vulcan pass, Bucharest says that to the south of Pctroseny the Rumanians have stopped their re- tirement and are fortifynis'their posi- tions. VON HINDENBURG'3 LEGIONS DECIMATED 10 BE LEI AI Mayor Hardie and Commission- er Grace Back in City with Heap of Information THE WAR LOAN PROPOSAL His Majesty talking French front. with Sir Douglas Haig during his recent visit to the Washington Slate Fatnsi Asks Congressman to Use Influence JOINED AT LETHBRIDGE Is the Greek-Serbo border 'northwest of Vodena, is in progress, hut with neither side having boea able to secure an advance. Sofia says that near Fiorina counter-attacks by the entente have been repulsed with hea- vy casualties and the capture of pris- oners, among them Russians, and also manv guns. VIUIIS me vuiifti yaoumu Except for the repulse by the Hal-1 the department lias intervened to re- ian- of an Austrian attack south of lease from active service American Vlllanova on tile Carso front, there whose 'parent's objected to enljstment. Frank Fulkerson.. Mr. Dill was told, left' Omak two months ago and en Now on His Way lo Recent Recruit the Spokane, Sept.. Over tiie long distance telephone yesterJay H. .M. Fulkcrson of Omnk, begged Congress- man C. 0. Dill to have his 19-year-old son released from duty with the Can- adian army. The youth, Frank jr. Fulkerson, had written that he was. Acres Yield Acre Chin Man's Crop Went 57 Bus. Acre Fifly-seven bushels of.No. 1 Northern to the acre on 65yi acres! John' C. Bass of Chin is the whose crop, jusl threshed, has established this record for others lu shoot at I'oi 1910. He has established the high mark up to this date. The land cm which this remarkable. crop was grown was summerl'aHowed last year. Air summer it. showed a beautiful stand, and Mr. Bass and his neighbors estimated that it wonk yield bushels to the acre. Even after it was cut and in Ihe jslook they didn't raise their estimate. But when thc-thrcshinf I tell its h'llo they found they had been badl> disappointed. "The wheat was sold to .the Ellisons.'at Chin station, where net per bushel was paid. 11 graded No. Miard. So Mr acres of summcrfallow land returned him in all, or per acre. Close by this record crop J. E. Perry is threshing a field o 80 acres of spring wheat sown on summerlallow. U. appears to he averaging 55 bushels to the acre, although il would not be surprising bushel average. Last year's crop -was so many abnormal yields. much of a freak after all.--------- 1915 yields lo be impossible, kept their own estimates ol Iheir crops "very low, and Ihe threshing machine is proving them lo Mayor Isn't Enthusiastic About the City Must Go Slow .Mayor Hardie and Commissioner Grace arrived home Ironi their long pilgrimage yesterday afternoon and were both in their offices at the city New Particii in New With Disaster at Hands of Prussian Battalions Nearly Destroyed BRITISH USED TWELVE MILLION SHELLS IN BIG London. Sepl. 22. .-During the bombardment Hint preceded the British advance on the Somme Friday the British guns must have thrown at least shells on the German lines and works, says Noi-nuin Ross, a correspondent the New Zea- land, forces. GERMANS ADVANCED IN WAVES Paris, Sept. infantry advancing in waves made renewed e'flbrls this morning lo bent hack the French from posi- The official an- the work where they dropped them on leaving for the east about a month Since, leaving Lethbridge tliey have visited Winnipeg, Toronto, Ot- tawa. .Montreal, New Vork, Chicago, Cincinnati, .Minneapolis and various other places. in the east and have come home loaded up with information. Regarding the filtration plant the two commissioners now have all the details of the two systems with which they are concerned in connection with the proposed plant here. They have visited Ri'ierts' filter plants and Jew. ell filter plants and they believe they can set a plant for Lethbrldge that will be satisfactory In every particu- lar. If the filtration bylaw passes today, the contract will likely be let next week, or as soon as. the commissioners can lay before Commissioner Freeman all 'the details in connection with the systems visited. The commissioners also visited vari- ous fire brigades and secured infor- mation wtvh will ;be used" as a basis for buying the proposed motor driven pump "for. the fire department. Regarding the proposal to buy part of the' Canadian war loan, the Mayor stated that there were many things to consider in this connection. The time of maturity of debentures covered by sinking fund must be considered. of lions Decently captured north of the Somme. nouncemenl of today says the attacks were broken by the French artillery before the Germans reached Ihe French lines, compelling them to retire to their own trenches after sustaining heavy losses. The attacks of Ihe Germans, strong force, were centered The "matter of. financing the school hoard will also weigh in the coun- uer, about to sail from 'Halifax for Eng- land with the 113th Lethbridge High- landers, and tbe father had just- re- ceived the message.' Jlr. Dill tho department of state, asking if it could take action to keep the Omak hoy at liome. In pre- vious instances, the congressman said; V HlrUll.'vil, 0" have bean' only bombardments in this re-ion Thursday on the front m France was without noteworthy inci- dent. Turks On Riga Front London, Sept. troops have apueired on Ihe Riga front, says a Renter dispatch fiom Pctrograd. The aie led Termini and Mwlrian oflicers ind In u Uiole equipment is is the firit time tint me pres- ence of Imklsh troois so fni north has been reported Several voeks ago lurl i h troops app ared in Gali- cli with the rermam, ind the Austro- Huntarinns ind mce that time have tanO F" ucn ht.iii limiting. Tuikish troops il o aie aiding the Ger- mans and Bulgarians m their ulvance Into the Rumanian province of Do- brudn Violent FlEJhting in Progress London Sept esl in the world war'ne Ins been transferred to the fuisian Rumailin and M icedon- OTTAWA BOY AMONG KILLED OtUna sept lent ML Fras- ei oh of W b I rasei ind one of th he t "own jouni, men in the cap- ilil hus liten 1 Hied in action MR. UP TO YOU This means you if you have i t ou 1 now bethel 5 ou w int pure 01 njt You know what it will "it And have a rlnncf to m or "So" today until S p.m. Show lint vou are inteiested in tho Utys affairs bv votill? It oil- hove forgotten you probably still time Get o r.d do duty Vii will feel better tomorrow Til? City Commissioners. listed at I.ethbridge, Alberta. Two daya ago he left Lethbridge. where he bad been in training, .tor Halifax. His father said he did not know of the enlistment until he heard of the de- parture Cor tile east Frank Fillkersbn 'jollied the Kilties on September 2nti.. The Kilties band was down here at the time and the town of .harvest laborers. Along with three or. four other hoys from' across the. line, Fulkerson caught the fever and on the Monday evening following he ;wasMn uniform in Calgary. His battalion number is 737202. according to reports, il' it were lo beat Mr. Bass' 57 called a freak because there were It does not appear lo have been so Farmers, believing a repetition of the be as far wrong as. they were a year ago. Mr. Bass is getting 35 bushels lo, the spring ploughed land. As an indication of the very high yield as compared with the amount of straw Mr. Bass, who owns his own threshing machine. is averaging 3500 bushels of wheat a day. On Tuesday last he threshed out 4075 bushels of wheat with his new Ayery separator. His best record in last year's monster crop was 2500 bushels. The -is in fine condition for threshing, having ripened in docir'on in this matter. Speaking of general conditions every part of Canada and the United States visited on the trip, it could Jje said that business is booming. Every place is busy. There is a feverish hustle 'in the manufacturing Cities where war materials are being made Montreal and Toronto are both verj coming home, the com nnssioners say they find conditions excellent here. on the French positions. Le Priez Farm and Rancourt. DECIMATED GERMAN DIVISION bv Paris, Sepl. thousand men directed personally, Field 'Marshall Von Hiiidenhiirg, took part in yesterday's IJV r IL in in til nuii 11 attacks on the new French position in the region of Bquchavesn.es, on the Somme, according lo La Liherle's special correspondent Ihe Held. JMimy additional, artillery trains had been 111 UlL HLIll. mi. brought up for the event. The1 result of the Imlllc was disastrous for the attacking forces, declares the correspondent, division, after division being decimated .by the French infantry .and..ma-, chine gun fire. The fighting was extraordinarily fierce centre'of the region attacked, around Bouchavcsnes and Bois L'A'bbe: and-al GoiUbtes4ind at Priez Farm as well as a I Rancourt. At Priez Farm t'wo Prussian IjatlalipusXyere nearly; destroyed adds the similar fate was siifiereil court by three German regjmehls which, advancing in lout- waves, made the last desperale effort of the day. The extent of German losses, says the dispatch, may be estimated by Ihe lact tl-.ul r company of Ihe 11 th Bavarian division lost 160 men out of wbil" cW-wlH-re lost CO ucr cent, of Ibek eiV x TO REMIT STEEL RAILS DUTY Ottawa, Sept. was semi-offl cially announced yesterday that the government is .likely to, temporarily remit the duty on steel rails imported into Canada. The reason given is that owing to the' strain npon the steel rail industries in Canada in turning out shells and other war munitions, there has necessarily been a reduc- tion in. the output of rails, and that the railways are now confronted with onderful, increase in bank clearings is recorded -'his week, Here are the figures: 1016 1915 299.021 more natural ly this year than last, while the straw is fine and dry. a shortage in snppiy. Conduct Immigration Affairs On a Non-Partisan Basis Says Lord Shaughnessy Stubbled Crop 30 Bushels to Acre in tlie Magrath. Sept. 22. That the yields In Magrath '.will, be practic- ally as good as last year, was.evi- denccd bv the: way Mr. Thomas Hocklng's grain 'turned out that was disced in on stubble land this the 'and yielding 30 bush els per acre Mr. Thos. Patching got 50 buih- els from acre piece of sum- mer fallow i TAKE 1800 BOTTLES OF "WHISKY CalKarv Sent 21 -The problems ofsite facilities he would mention that sepi. ii. M__ rturlng the seventeen yeirs since he Seattle, Sept 'ft nightepn drcd bottles of -.vhfuky seised -by the todi just afler they had been rcjioiid fiom a ficight house bv spone 01 uie and destroyed un-1 the Canadian Pacific had alwajs lia 1 n ii... 'nf jinn the immigration and land settlement after the war .were dealt with by Lord Shaughnessy, president of the C.P.R., in an address to the Calgary Board of Trade.following a complimentary lull- ch'eon tendered to him by that body today. Lord Shaughnessy declared stioiigly. against, the scrip, system which practiced by the Canadian Govern- ment after the South African war and declared that the only right pollcv was to settle the soldiers tliomselre? on the land. He also declared for' a non-political Immigration service and informed hearers that for a considerable time after the conclusion of peace all _the, available Atlantic shipping woiiKPuu occupies in bringing home the soldiers to'Canada there would be no vessels to carry immigrants from Europe !o this conn- trv. Confidence In Weat At tho outset Lord Shaughnessy spoke of confidence which del orlers from Hiram C Gill Au aiitomombile truck in which part of tnc liquor was found rcas held I the police pending proceedings to c fiscate it. in tlm future of the west and then aent on 4o toll his heareis of the impany's dovelopment policies. As an 'donee of the manner in which they ,1 endeavored to orovidc the rea.ui- had Income president they had spent more than .four handred million doll ars oil works which did not include large sums for new i lines and for steaniqhjp services. Continuing, the speaker said' "The important ques tion" for, us is: What will the Cana dlau'situation he after the. war: We want-above all things a larger popu iailon.' W.e have vast jireas of unset tied land .which will be'most produc- 'tive o'ltcV it is tilled. Jinny believe that soldiers will become farmers. We hope they, will, and'If so there is noth- ing that Are can do to make such work fpr them! profitable that should not we must bear this in MAKHKTS Spot Track October wheat Oc.toberv.fluc WEATHER High Low Foreciit: Or 140 per cent. This big advance is accounl- cil't'or by the inn eased business in hay and .illalla the big pay roll last week, and the laigc lumber business the lar- mers. (Special to Sept. P.. W. Carren has returned to Jlagratb, after in absence of three months in', Ehg- and. Mr. Karren received an honor- able discharge from the army, by the lealtti board, as not being medically it for further military service. During he time subsequent to Deceiving his discharge, and prior to sailing, lie spent sight-seeing and visiting places of note in England, Scotland and Wales ,Ir. Clarence Ostlund, former principal of tlie Magrath Public school, returned., onUlie same boat, and is expected ionic today, he having received his discharge owing to defective hearing, J Gerwrally fair today ind. mind that our tiansportation facilities on ahe Atlantic Ocean tor a considei able time will, bei required to bring home these troops when the war is ver. Bringing Back the Soldier "Assuming we have troops tb" bring back, it will take at least ten months to: afford transpor- tation, and if "the goyerftiment secure the men this period jnay be doubled. 'No doubt there are many British people who would wish to come out but we cannot deal with them until our men .are taken care of so that it will be a considerable time before any Immigrants from England or the continent of Europe can arrive. The immigration of the countrj is of vita! importance to even citwen do not want as immigrant agents m Europe or the United States or else where men who receive such a posi lion for political sen Ices performed Our immigration work "should start not here in Canada bnt where the settler is to leave, and the work should not be left in the hands of steamship ag- ents whose only Interest in the busi ness Is the me dollars per e Herald) (Special to th JIacleod, Sept. .A cablegram has just been received here todaj Saturday, icutered ON PAGE notlnc'.ug that Sergt Eddie Ryan, late of the 13th C M R has been ed at the front It is ho sever, not thought to be serioub Before the war he was the proprietor of the En terjirise Electric company. He joinec the C.-M H on the formation of B. Company unuei Lieut J S Lam bert, now Capt Lambert ot the Strath cona Horse. He quickli rose to ti.e rank of sergeant On the arrival or the regiment in England he was sooi: after drafted out to the front FIND BRIDGE CRASH ACCIDENT Quebec, Sept verdict of ac cidental death nas returned bv the coroner's i Jury here todaj at the in Quest into the loss of 13 lives In the collapse of the central span a! the Quebec bridge on Sentemuer 11 Thr question of the responsibility and o the reliability of construction methods were not considered. (Specul to Hie Herald) Wainei Sept first giam to he shipoed from here was- loaded this morning. It was belonging to H Soice, whose crop.-vjj went 40 bushels to the .acre. He.lias bushels of wheat that came fromvVif a yield of bushels to the acre spring plowing Cliff McLeod, of Uie has started to thresh bJS; wheat grown on summei fallow it Is eragmg 40 bushels to tlio KILLED IN ACTION eal, Sept Lieyt. James Douglas Scott, son of Mrs Scott, the Monti eal temperance mer, has been killed In action, a private NOBLE CROP 40 BUSHELS Reports from the Noble yesterday state that acres of wheat have thieshed uhich yielded bushels to the acre This the largest field on threshing returns have befnjiijkS, reported to date and" the' suits may be talten as representation of the, ford district ;