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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME VIII. "LETHBRIDCE. ALBEUTA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, ms THREATENING HUN NUMBER -245 U.K.NAVAL ADVISOKY HEADED BY EDISON UNICATIONS Allies Now Dominate German Commun- ication Lines-Object of Drive Has Not Yet Been Attained one of the first arc lights and gasoline automobile. London, Sept. official com-, numicalion just made dealme with operations in France on Tues- ilav says that in the heavy figntlng nrauiid'Loos the British have taken exceptionally strong German lines of trenl'lios and b'nmh proof shelters, several hundred yards in extent. Having taken the German second liiv the statement says, tlie British lire now alter the third line of trench- ai'i, more than 3000 prisoners have been taken, and 21 guns, and -10 machine suns have been captured, and others destroyed. lloth British and French have great- ly improved their by raining hills and crests from which they can dominate the German lines of communication, their next attempt ,0 secure a decisive victory should be made easier to carry out, is the view of cxuerts here. The I'Tench continue to push for- ward east of Souchez, aiming at the heights of Vimy, which command the plain to the east; while the British to Germans Go Mad Paris, Sept. of the feat- ures of the fighting in Champagne was the great number of German ar- tillerymen who went mad as a. resn'it 1 of tlie fierceness of the French tacks. Field-Marshall Confident London, Sept. British are battering thci third line of the German trenches in the vicinity of Loos. The French are. maintaining their offensive in the Champagne district. Germans in the Argomie apparent- ly have been ima'ule to make import- ant gains, and have refrained from in- fantry attacks. This sums up, briefly, the situation in the west, as seen in London, today, i No great change in conditions is 1 shown, but England attaches high im- portance to indications that the of- fensive movement of the Allies is not to be relaxed, as was predicted in some .quarters. A. short breathms spell has been succeeded by the hard- est pressure, as German positions at FORWARDLETHBRIDGE BOYS in all human possibility, become a part o We will be forced to aocept Germany. If Germany wins we will b, put at udy of the faerm H 3 the German language as the commor pf the first prizes of the war she would demand. Do you Should Germany be victonou. Canada thousand times every Canadian will declare. But want to come under the rule of Germany? NO! a thousand th NO y Can- saying "No" won't defeat 1 the a.pirat ions o J Germany. W. av 9 t adian must do his part. He mustn t leave J 9 Jh get ,Bto ,he fighting ranks Is and the others of our A ll.es We a u to do? Stay at home and crawl behind a fence here today and the rest of the .week. are Canadians like the Henderson Boys when the boys come marching home, ,rue man and join the boys in the struggle and young Joe Gillespie to put 'he, German over _tte Fhme e or Lieut. Taylor at the recruiting quarters in the; Balmoral, Block. __ British Surrounded Entire German Force at of Whole War Now 1 at Stake on Western Front London, Sept. to the demand of the British press for more complete details of the British successes on the western the Press Bureau today permitted the morning papers to publish 'Jong, hut carefully censored dispatches from i correspondents at the Britlsl quarters deserving the first three days of the battle which began Sat- urday. These dispatches add little essential news to tlie brief official, communications already published. cers and men all had been tuned to a high pitch of anticipation by various signs and portents that most import- ant operations were at hand." __... Fighting Continues Fighting continues with a high de- gree- of intensity, and the correspond- pan iu the north are making sure of their! iir.'.d on the Lens-La Bassee road, and are beating off counter-attacks. French Tlie French in the CliamrniB.ne area m-e. attacking the German second line of are making further progress, but seemingly the Allies' of- fensive movement is not being carried on with the same impetuosity that characterized the first two days of operation. Tlie successes won are re- as very important, but the main object, which is to break through the German lines, ims not .toeen accomplished. points weakened or were shattered by 'the allied rush. it is the intention' to maintain this pressure is indicated by .a tele- gram from Field-Marshal French to the Lord Mayor of. London, thanking him for his message of goodwill The British Commander added that the message encouraged his troops "to push immediate success to a real- ly decisive issue." This leads the public to believe there is to be no stalemate, such as followed the battle of Neuve Chapelle, but that with new British forces.m ON PAOE 3) London, Sept. though of her lt-is absolutely-necessary that least he paid in taxes with- i not Sept. the last seven days the war has taken a heavier toll of human life than in any previous Careful cal- culations show that not less than half a million soldiers have met death, been wounded or taken pri- soners, on the 1500 miles of battle line: that is, on .the west from Belgium to Switzerland, in Italy from Trent to Trieste, on the east- front, along the Danube, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, along the Caucasus Mountains, and from Bukowina to the Baltic. encouraged by Hie progress o, net city is not allies in the west, has not been do-. to ]jc tn a tax sale jn ing so we'll in the east in the last March next, to aid in financing the nr en Austrians have .stemmed; city's necessary expenditure. In a tidy VJL ou. tn i-ifiy.Rllt! nilhllEll- ALLIES LAND MEN IN GREECE Dvinsk. Four Great Battles London, Sept. has no cessation of the heavy fightm, the Russian front. From Riga d four' separate battles are in progress. Field-Marshal von Hindcnburg has resumed his effort to reach Dvinsk, which town has been denied him so m'aiiv times. The -Germans declare, the Russians have been driven -from Iwo successive lines oi trenches to the southwest of Ovinsk. I Except for Field-Marshal von Macn- cnscn, who is holding the Fripet marshes, CaS the German generals re- port advances, even General von Hardic appeals to every taxpayer who has not, yet paid up, to do so as far as possible and as soon as pos- sible. Instructions have been given to the city assessor to prepare for tnx sale in March, and this sale will r M provided sufficient taxes are aid by that lime to aid the city Berlin, Sept. 29 (by wireless to Sal British and French troops in tended for service in Serbia hav been 'landed at Port Katrin, near Sa miki, Greece, according to report ___n Budapest, received by the Fr furter Zeitung, tlie Overseas Agenc announced today. PINCHER CREEK FAIR WAS BEST EVER HELD IN DISTRICT Pinchcr Creek, Sept. 37.-Thc tall. .judges cases expressin NEW LORD MAYOR London, Sept. Char- les Wakened was today elect- ed Lord Mayor of London. 4 Condon, 'Sept. news apers today announced that two gen- rats, unnamed, have been dismissed rom commands in the western war one in connection with the recent el-back, at the hands of the French ind British, according to a dispatch rom. Amsterdam today to the Ex change Telegraph Co. It is probable, the dispatch adds hat the new commander-in.ehlef oi the German western armies wil soon be appointed. In this connee tion the name of von Hindenburg is mentioned.' The chief bag of prisoners was at Loos, where the. German force was urrounded and compelled to surren- er when its ammunition was expend- ed, owing to the severance of the lines if communication with supply base. Correspondents unite in stating em- phatic'ally that preparations for the inaticaiiy mat iirepiiruuuus LUC nriuuu. attack were of a most elaborate na- to the victory, according to today s Paris, Sept. cas- ualties in-the recent offensive of the French and British, includ- ing killed, 'wounded and prison- ers, were given officially by the French War Office, today, as in excess of the strength of three army corps (more than There is no interruption of the fighting in Champagne. The progress of the French in the Ar- tols region continues. head- ents voice the hope of the British com- mand that the beginning made Satur- day may be the opening wedge tor op- erations of a decisive character. "It is scarcely an exaggeration' to says the Daily Mail correspond- ent, "that the Issue of the whole war turns on the question whether Ger- many is strong enough to withstand the sledgehammer blows which the Al: lies are dealing at the breaks in the German lines in Artois, Champagne and Lens." British, airmen contributed .ure, and scarcely cou'id have been [ept secret from the Germans. "We know from German prisoners stales the Daily Telegraph's corres pondent, "that the enemy: awaited .an ittaek, but- was ignorant of the strength and plans, and was blindly confident of victory. It Is no secret to say that the-British offi- accounts. They not only had to ..act as observers, but to keep, the enemy airmen within their own lines. Tiia majority of the prisoners, It is said come from eastern Germany They have the light and hilh cheek bones of the and plainly from the fringes of- the Kajs Autoists Go Free on Charge of Aiding Enemy The jury at noon today acquitted J. L. McKenzie, the' '.ocal auto driver, c, o! the serious charge of assisting alien enemies to escape to- the United Sept. 29. Bulgaria has not replied to Foreign -Grev's "friendly bu enem States. McKenzie is one of the trio of drivers who took six Austrians south to Milk River last .May, and were arrested on their return to the city. McKenzie, in his evidence on the stand yesterday, put .up the plea that the aliens had claimed to be Monte- negrins, and that he did not know they were Austrians. He told a straight story of his part in the af- fair, claiming that he knew nothing of the intention of the 'aliens to: get across the border. Mr. Justice Hyndnian, in his charge to the jury, this morning, pointed out the great seriousness of such' a crime, saying that if a man was convicted in Gc'rmany of having assisted enemies out of the he would likely be ihot. In this country the laws were '-'-Not, guilty." McKenzie. .was given a sharp- talk- ing to by 'Judge Hyndnian, following the verdict of acquittal. justice told him that he had been discrfet, to say the least, in hil, tc 'tions in. the whole matter.. VL The similar charges against Franl Darkc and Jay, 'Owens were, --with drawn when the court resumed o'clock. The judge also gave .thes men a lecture, telling them that Vf was their duty tov and. mail certain that in such cases they wer< not assisting encaiiss o! country They were. not goou citizens If tkej did not do this. Secretary' morc lenient- He sald ]un Voul'd Washington, Sept. Thomas St. John OalTany, American consul-gener- al at Jlun'ich, Germany, has been ask- ed to resign his post because oi par- tisan 'utterances on the Buroyear. war. The consul-general is understood to. have lave to decide as to whether McKen zie was guilty or innocent of any In- special dispatches from -Athens anditention to help these men across the other points sav a diange noted fess :a turn un-i The jiiry was out scarceh half an favorable to entent. powers. ''hour before returning the lerdict of RECRUITING OFFICERS OUT FOR RECORD IN LETHBRIDGE If you happen to be young, consul-general is unuersiouii looking and a man, in other words, j J -m PI made statements reflecting a likely-looking recruit for Majcs- BANDS TO PLAY nvjircpos fnrrps. nnn Vou nanDCn G- on the President's policy. tl ed 'tVstyr river below that for-] made" "the" effort I with" their neighbors, tress. ,vcll repaid by-the interesting I The exhibit of livestock was- not in -Qalicia the Russian Vf rshi-lts extensive, but the animals still holding.; Ihc Austrians Fail. heretofore j shown were oi the best class. brosa, Mrs. Jletliot. Farmers' driving VICTORY OVER TURKS NEAR BAGDAD British have won an Important success 'in Mesopotamia. The Turks are In full retreat towards Bagdad. i 4 4 FRISCO'S MAYOR 4 4 4 4 4 4 rest left nothing undone to i this one a success. They have :o, Oiil, San Francisco, dill., Sept. 2u.-i.The election at James liolph, Jun., as mayor, is con- ceded pressed the opinion that'the fair this year was 00 per cent, ahead of "any others held here. One. reason, for' undoubtedly was the holding of.the fair in town. Everything thai needed housing ".was i shown in tlii' municipal building, all live stock in the ''athletic field, the! purpose team to Cyr, A. Pclletlcr.- Pour horsn 'team to Cyr, A Saddle' horses (over 15 Kcmmls, Jliss Nath orst. Boys' saddle Du thie. Dubnc. Ctirls" Eckland, Miss Aylmor Pelleticr. Amongst the exhibitors in the otil- ON PAGE-3) MARKETS October; wheat October eats October barley 52 WEATHER High Lew- ferMitt) F'ne and warm. j ty's overseas forces, and you happen to be loitering anyy.'here on Fifth street this week, you will not escape the eagle.glances of.'.the .'recruiting of- ficcrs or the recruiting sergeant the 82nd--battalion, who are here from Calgary to make a. record in enlistment for their new unit. Gallant Fo'r-r-rty-Tvra Fortyrtwo line, soldierly appearing young men of Lothbridge, unattach- ed and willing to fight, have already fallen for the wiles, of these recruit- ing officers. Many, more of these un- attached young fellows, and there are a good proportion of them in Through the kindness of Mayor Hardie and the other Commissioners, the recruiting officers of the 82nd .Battalion, now in the city, will have the aid of a band every evening for 4 the balance of the week, in helping them to enlist for their new battalion. The band wi'il parade the streets and play' In front of the recruiting office, al block is already the I odestone are a good proportion of tnem in ai mocr. is imiaui) this citv, arc expected'to follow the! that draws the crowds on Fifth example' in the ncvt few days. For.i There is a business-like air ahout the the lecruitmg officers are losing no I officers in their campaign that at- opportunity to male their record one. The posters in the win C P R. readv-matie farms ai nil.ug up, m this district, u cotdmg to P L Naismith, assistar superintendent of the department natural resources of the railway con pani who is paying a visit to tl citv tola) Mr