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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta All Three Commissioners Favor Roberts Plant, Which Will Be One Purchased MlLUES TRAP HUNS AT COMBLES PK01II1UTION MAP 01? THE DOMINION OF CANADA. Several Points Report Difficulty in Securing Cars for Grain Now Ready TENDER PRICE OF THE PLANT IS Commissioners Grace and Har die Give Report of Investi- gations in East At a meeting of the city council to- morrow morning the contract fur the proposed filtration plant will be awarded. Meantime the three com- missioners have prepared separate re-1 ports on the offers submitted. All the reports favor tile Huberts Filter Co. proposition at complete, and set forth the reasons for tho choice. It is likely therefore, that the Hon- oris Co. will be awarded the contract, and will be wired tomorrow to start work at once. Following are the commissioners' re- ports: Mayor's Report To the Mayor and Council, Lothbridgc, Alberta, Dc-nr our travels in the States wo saw several filters, but most of them are one of two types, i e., either sand and air filters or rapid sand filters without air. Eacli filter in its own way si-umuu to do the work required of it very satisfac- torily and delivered Ibo waler to the jieop'le according to hygienic regula- tions for potable water, and to a degree of purity that is satisfactory, viz.: OS to 09 per cent absolutely pure "wafer. a remarkable fact BOARD OF TRADE IS NOW APPEALED TO Vast Quantities Freight Moving in East Ties Up Cars Needed in West With the movement of new wheat from Southern Alberta barely com- menced this district is beginning to experience thu difficulties of a car shortage. Yesterday II. K. .Miebach of Monarch, wired to President Mar- loch, of Board of Trade, that lie couldn't get cars. At different points ilong the line between Lethbridge and iow Island, where threshing lias been British.Enter From West, French From East and North, Cutting Off The Only Possible Exit For Huns. in the Yukon gave a majority of 3 against prohibition. With the excep quarters "dry" all ibe oilier provinces and territories are already 'dry or However, it is that so' far as I remember the degree of purity so far as the air and sajid filter is''concernecl is claimed by the manufacturers without any proof ex- -copting.their-statements; the visible appearance and the sat. ,-isfactioii of the people. On the .oilier hand all the- rapid 'sand filters we saw had daiiy nirania unit substanti- ated the fact that the water was be- ing made at least 38 per cent pure. In all cases where the afiv has been eliminated from the filter, the investigation was done by the city it- self instead ot relying upon the argil- ments aud statements of the manu facturers. For my own part, considering all the evidence I saw and.my own knowledge of mechanics, I am disposed to think .that, the air appendix in addition to being unnecessary to the perfect fil- tration of the water, is a mechanical contrivance that will require extra at- tention and repairs, and consequently expense, and further, the liability to get o.ut of order is a more or less men- ace to the continuous satisfactory op- eration of the filters. If everything else were equal between the bidders, 1 would, favor tho rapid sand filter, but I do not find this to he the case. Mr. Jewell's plans and specifications are not drawn nearly as closely iird carefully as the others and leave much in. doubt, that would be sure to lead lo disagreement-ami I- fear litigation. His drawings are indeterminate and incomplete and'the'pipe gallery as shown by: him is entirely unaccept- able to me. If his plans were to re- ccive serious consideration they would have to be more elaborate and the pipe gallery re-arranged so that there would be ample clear space for walk- ins! about and for repair work. In all the other specifications and drawings in both types of filters, it is figured that 60 per cent of all impuri- ties are removed in the settling basin; SO lo 35 per cent in Ihe coagulation basin and the other 5 to S per cent arc" removed by the rapid sand or sand and air filters. To accomplish this large built. 13ut .Mr. "Jewell introduces a new plan for both the settling and coagu- lation basins of about one-fourth the area This small.area. especially when it is practically new and untried, ca.us- cs grave doubts about the wisdom of ado'pting it when the others have been so well and thoroughly tried out. Mr. Jewell, it .is has verbally agreed to enlarge these if they were found inadequate, but oil the" other hand the other bidders'are giving this surplus in setlling, coagulation and filters as a part of their 'contract and lo give Mr. Jewell this privilege of altering his contract would not bo tair to the other bidders. general tor a week there is a call for ilore cars. The situation is by noj neans serious, but it does not promise .veil for the vest of the season. At the C. P. K. offices it is stated Jiat the enormous movement of other freight In ail parts of Canada keeps thousands of cars in use which were on the prairie grain routes last year. Then, too. last year, there had been very little general traffic before the grain movement began, with the re- suit that every siding in the grain belt had a few cars ready for the start of the season, and by the time these were filled others were on their way back. The company htiues to have a supply of cars for Southern Alberta points within a few days and expects there will be no further trouble. The present price of wheat, how- ever, is good enough' for most farmers. Most of them.are satisfied to take ?1.-IO to SI.50 per bushel net at the point of loading, the pot of gold which might., or- might not he found enclTdf the rainbow next spring, There '.therefore, be a big demand for! cars during the next two nibiUhs in Southern Alberta, 'as every farmer will wish to move out a good proportion of his crop while the threshing machine is on his farm. It is, however, of more than pass- ing 'interest that Southern Alberta is the only district in the big wheat producing bell of North Ajuerica where the crops are so heavy that the railway companies cannot supply the demand for cars. have for prohibition. PHENOMENAL YIELDS ONCE MORE THE ORDER THROUGHOUT SOUTH Summerfallow Yields From 40 Bushels Up-Stubbie As High As 32 aoes Some Fine Exhibits in Horse and Cattle Classes Also Well Filled ON PAGE LARGE SUBSCRIPTION? CUT DOWN Ottawa, Sept Sir Thos. Whue statei that the war loan would be left as originally inno Hired at Ihe hundred mil- lion mark, hut the large sub- sci iptions will I c eut down. A It 15 likely the banks will be aikcd to uso their fifty-million application lo c itnhllsli a fur- Iher credit in Canada for tlie imperial goranmcnt for tho- purchase of munitions 111 Cana- lla (Special to the Pinchor Creek, Sept. Pin cher Creek Agricultural Society held thoir annual exhibition on Friday and Saturday of last week. The fair was held in the new grounds and from that point was a great on other years. The exhibiting was all on one ground handy to the town. The directors deserve every credit in the preparations that-were accomplished this, 3 ear and the backing of tho whole district in the erecting of suit- able buildings for the future. There were not so -many exhibits probably as were shown last year. But every- tl Ing in its class c-vme up to the iwark and easily demonstrated the fact Threshing returns, beginning to ar- rive from special correspondents of the. Herald throughout the southern liar! of the province display the.fact .hat phenomenal yields are again the order this year, in spite of _the fact that'the soil yielded so heavily last year. Threshing is in full swing in the'nia- j'ority of localities, and the yields that are being recorded 'are to say the least, most amazing. Some oS the biggest are being obtained to the south of the city, here threshing., lias only just commenced. Raymond re- ports some liO bushel yields of high grade wheat. Cardston and Magrath will produce yields of an average of bushels and better, the grain grad-, iug very high. New Dayton aud Warner tell the same story. At New Dayton yields of 40 bushels on summerfallow and .._ high as 32 bushels on stubble are being recorded. At Warner the yields run from 40 up. Swinging round to the west and. north Macleod reports yields of .'40 bushels and up, and 1'incber Creek and Cowley report threshing just started, with good prospects. Barons has 3D and 40 bushel yields on summer fallow and 25 on stubble. Retlaw yieds are exceeding all expectations, 48 and 50 bushel yields being common. Taber and Bow Island semi some startling returns. One man at Tabor has a square mile of wheat that has averag: ed him 40 bushels. Others and 50. Bow Island yields ran all the way from 40 up to CO. 35 BUSHELS WILL BE Town, Took Land tor Taxes, Made Big Money on Wheat Magraih Sept. 25.-The municipality of Magrath finds that farming is a profitable .business. Last spring an eight acre tract of laneI became the property'of the town, on account of non-payment of taxes. The land waVoffered for sale for just the taxes against it, and as prospective buyes didnf loom-up very fast, the land was seeded with wheat. The gram was threshed Saturday, netting 45 bushels per acre, which according to present prices will more than offset all taxes and expenses. SOME PHENOMENAL YIELDS Raymond Sept. 26.-The Leader sayst What will be the yield per acre in the Magrath district this year, is a question widely asked. The average wMI be thirty-five bushels at least. The best yield thus far ,s reported by T. W. Patching, who farms in the north part of the district. He had 160 acres that averaged 65 bushels to the acre. 56 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE NEAR 'HAT Medicine Hat, Sept. Wllger, who farms southwest of Medi- cine Hat reports a wheat yield of 56 bushels No..1 Northern to the acre on summeSw, which will' probably make record for Alberta this year. CARDSTON GRAIN IS GRADING HIGH Cardston, Sept. cutting is generally finished though there are a. ew odd patches existing, mostly sown or green feed. Threshing is reported at only% one point this week and that Is Gleuwood, Where the Ehlcrt Bros, are running a small gasoline outfit. No grain has ueen received from them, .trtit the yield is said to be better than 40 bush- sis per acre. A start-was made on Saturday just to try out the machine by J. Leavitt turns of the past week indicate that liie average set some time ago tlnrtj five bushels will be cor rect. Considerable threshing, was done last week hut only four or five machines were running. This week will see about a dozen machines op- erating. One of the best- yields so far is re- ported by one of the lap bojs farming south of town. He is thresh- ing now and his grain is i unning about sixty bushels to the acie Arch Whitbeck averaged 45 bushels and Meeks brothers state that thej used ra five pqumls of twine to the acre on one of their fields. A pound of tw ind G. Nielson, with their threshini 3Utf.it'here in Cardston. A few loads selGiiging to W. Cooper were put .hrough and gave a splendid sample RAYMOND I ot wlieat. srading No. 1. This machine iipaKiriF re Monday for Moses Ander- son one mile south of tow7n. Threshing': at Aetna will also begin >t the same, time of what could be grown and raised in I binds approximately 12 bushel Southern Alberta. In. fact the com- ment was frenucnlly; heard, "Whj ours could have beaten showing that best was probably not on exhibition. However, it is left to non-exhibitors to laliq off their hat to: the exhibitors who hail .the enterprise to get their goods on the spot and carry off the prizes. wheat so that this promises to be an- other fiO bushels crop. C. Tollestrup's outfit set a record- .ireaking pace for threshing 111 six hours two thousand bushels of wheat were threshed.' Mr Tollestiup was so pleased with this achievement that ho gave his men a twodollai bonus each, adopting tho. profit sharing It is deeply regirtted bv the man 'syslem Of jienry Ford. agomtnt that Uie exhibitors of canned According to Win. Ciemis locil man fruils ind home biking subject I1ger ol- tne unison Hilling compiny ed to (he annojance of baling their is buying most of the gram tlte exhibits trifled with and eaten This js grading one and two. will not likely occur, again, as some one will bo appointed with authority to ohcwk such untcemh bohiuom The judge of horses cliimed that the foul hoise teams wcie the finest he hid ever judged Crab apples that were grown in.centa] in frost. grading o YIELDS SAME AS LAST 1 Pincher Creek wero of quite an terest. There was i brief progiam of sports i which thq winners were as fol AS LAST i YEAR AT MAGRATH Magrath. Sept. the ctft ting has boon completed in the ,rath district, but a very "smill e having been affected the All tho threshing outfits, 20 in Farther south at Kimball most of the threshing outfits will be a week latei as hitew isc it Wooiford. and south at Mountain View and Boundary Creek the threshing will all be later Hill Spring will stilt a rig or two this week it is reported. Reports as to fiost damage are wideiv but most farmers do ofe for much injury from that Some oflne Tvylorville grain Is said to be hard hit but this is only 111 i limited irea and may be better than some seem to think at present. HEAVY AT WARNER Warner, Sept. the yield of wheat in this district is going to be fir better thin thought is be- ing indicated by the >ields that have so fai been reported Chris, .leusoii from sunrmertiHow threshed 40 bush- els to the ao e and thirty from spring plowing whilst J C Peterson on r large field had been stubbled in got a leld of thirty bushels. Some of the laiger outfits are only just start- ing to thresh aud it is probable that might} good vields will be re- low _ Indian Tom Skaile Farmers'. Saddle Horse 1, Os Sarh Wai nor 2 borne: 2, W. Robinson. number, will be running full blast this week, and with a cor.f'.mntion of splendid weather, threshing shouul be completed by Oct. 31st. The thus far are about the same as last year, tho only difference being that the land seeded more hurriedly iast spring, a great deal being disced ______________111. .orhlril' of jnliroo. jail't. THREB) as high. FRANK M.P.P.JSSHOTIN Coronation Member Injured When Farmer Attacks Him With Shooting Iron Coronation. Sept: 25. Sergeant Frank Ylhitesides ML A editor of the Coronation Review, was shot twice last night, after a violent quar- rel, by Pte. Thornas-Helmholt, a farm- er living near this town Whitesides was wounded in each arm and though "ALL OF COMBLES ONLY MATTER OF FEW HOURS London, Sepl. Brilish'have entered Comblcs on the Soninii' front, tin- war oilier announced today, and are oveiv cumini; llic- resistance- of tlif GiTinans. FRENCH MAKE BIG ADVANCE Paris. Sept. their offensive north of the lomme Hie Frcndi Holiday nitflit captured all Hie village of and pent'traled lln; Conibles cemetery. COMBLES ISOLATED NOW British Front in France, Sept. 25, via London, Sept. I'liis has been another great day for UK- Anglo-French forces on the Somme. As a spectacle for the observer it was the most lid of all llii'. attacks made by the allied forces since the commencement of the great offensive. What cither army was trying lo do and how they were doing it, the positions they held and those they sought to conquer'in the loam play of the blue French legions and the khaki-clad brigades of Britain, were comprehensible to the eye in tiie glorious autumn sunlight for a sweep of ten miles. The scene had the intoxica- lion of war's grandeur, if war can be said to possess any grandeur. Tonight 'the British have taken half of Morval, and of Les Bcoul's, and have advanced their line on a front of 8000 yards for an average depth of 1000 yards. TheVrench have stormed Bancotirt and pushed their line to the oulskirt of the little village of Frcgicourt, a mile east and Htlle north of Comblcs. The German stronghold of Comblcs is virtually isolated. GERMANS MAKE DESPERATE EFFORTS Paris, Sept. the Somme front Monday there were aerial engagements. The war otlicc announced today that five German aeroplanes were brought down and others were badly damaged. The Germans made violent counter-attacks last mghl on the Verdun front between Thiamounl work and Floury- The assaults' were checked by the .French artillery and rille iiie. Fighting continued all night-riorfh of the Soinmc, the Ger- mans making desperate efforts to stem the tide which is cnguli- infi Combles. GERMANS TRAPPED IN COMBLES According to late advices reaching Pans the allies have so far succeeded in clinging lo their gains and have even impiovccl their position slightly. Early Monday aUcmoon the Geimans reported lo have begun moving out ot Combles a number of "tins This occurred before the Brilish had taken Morval or had reached Hie outskirts of Fiegicourt The illage of Fre-ncourt is on the road from Combles to Sailhsel, the only ro-ul before Monday's battle, the Germans could use to evacuate Combles. The road is now swept by the the of the French ma- south of Morval, held by the British, lo Frencii positions south of Frcgicourt, a distance ol only about 180C yards was the only part of the loop around Combles which il remained to close. That is riow practically accomplished since the lire of the British and French crosses, and the situation of the Germans in Combles is worse than precarious in the view of the allied officers. senouslj hurt th to .ni 01 e fatal injuries are not No person witnessed the quarrel ap- parentlj which look place in the tele- GIST BAIIERYiS 29 KILLED IN LANDED SAFELY Advice received in the city by rela lives of men in Ihe Cist battery, un- der command of Capt. an- nounce their safe arrival in Scotland, the troops evidently having landed at narentlv which look place in me ieie- me irouyt) phone LhSnge which ,s run by Mrs. Glasgow. The Cist battery was a LlrahpU There was a sound of shots tached to the lot art I fired, and shortly after the town knew that there had been something serious, but that is prettj nearly all that any peison can tell about it There -were two shots one from i revolver and another from a gun. 'Wbitesides Is very well known in the He was the first editor of the Coronation Review and was stltuencv nhen it was first created at the last election in 1113 When the 187th battalion first created he enlisted as 1 plivate but proved to he a good soldier ind was promoted to sergeant and wears the three stripes now Helmliolt is also a member of the ,Si He is a prmte Helmliolt was arrested immediately after the shooting and is now await- ine Ins trial which will be proceeded with is soon ab Mi Whitesides is able to give evidence. MARKETS Spot Track October Wheat October October Flax 16654 166% 159% .52% 196 WEATHER High Forecast Partly fair and tool, with j local tnowers lery and is the third battery from lithbridge to reach the old land. WILL PREMIER HURST QUIT Ottawa, Sept. 26. The Evening Citizen says: "There seems to be a hitch In fill- death A local. man, R. K 0 was inontlo'ied for the position, and'the Intimation that he was to get it was from high sources. Nothing has been done' A rumor now .uises that tile position is bem? kept open for Premier Hearst of_0n tario.' Head of Greek Army Resigns London, Sept Con- stantlne Mosehopoulos, chief of staff of the Greek army, has re- signed, says a Reuter dispatch from Athens. Bremen Captured IsAtFalmouth Philadelphia, Sept Ger- man submarine Bremen has been captured by the British, and is now tied up in Falmouth harbor, according to a story brought here by Or R. T. MacKenzie, of the University of Pennsylvania, who hat returned to the elty after six- teen months In the army 'training camp at Aldersliot. London, Sept. nine persons were killed in last night's Zeppelm raid, it was of- ficially announced today. Bob Rogers Is No Coward Ottawa, Sept. -Morning Citi zeii says: "Hon. Robert Rogers, in s statement last night, referred to the report in some papers that he wal afraid to remain m Winnipeg He said. 'I have been accused 'bt man? things in mj public life, but I novel thought my worst enemy could evel accuse me of being afraid of anything and.it adds but one more sample'Ol the vicious depth to which some of rii> political enemies are prepared f< descend. PRAISE FRENCH.CANADIANS Londcii, Sept 25 newsptp ermen at the front send tiday account ot Ihe taking of ConrcoleUl by the Canadians, amplifying the miM ter alre.idy sent to Canada lish wiiters especially tine work by the ;