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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta McraW VOLUME VIII. LETHHIUDGE. ALI5EKTA, THURSDAY, SEl'TEMHEK 1915 NUMBER 246 MAN OFFENSIVE PLANS Artillery Supported British Advance- Infantry Later Entered Action, And Made A Brave Charge London, .Sept. have been participating in the preat ad- vance. On the first day or two, cx- the Sth Battalion 01 Winni- peg reported in the Eight, only the Ca- iiadian Artillery was engaged in sup- port of the attacking of Bri- jEli Infantry', hut 'littof other Canadian liattaiioris moved up to join in the general assault'on the German trench- es. It IB reported that a large propor- tion of the First Division was in the fight yesterday and the day before, and are still advancing v.-ith the vic- torious army. It was later reported that the Ca- nadians did not attack, but assisted in the general advance by holding the trenches under heavy fire, consequent- ly their casualties would not be aa heavy as iC thpy had taken part in the charge against the enemy lines. They will assume part of the active fighting, it is expected. The Canadian Artitfery is doing magnificent work, and the behavior or the Infantry in the fighting eiiuals_the j splendid conduct of the Canadians at Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy, mak- ing another'glorious chapter in Can- adian history. Private Alfred Cotton of Berlin, of the army .transport, left, Franco on Sunday night on several days' leave, and met many ambu- lances containing British and some Canadian wounded coining down route to the base hospitals. EXTIRE LETIIBRIDGE FAMILY ENLISTS French Now Attacking Second Line of German the Be- ginning of Forward Move The above is a picture of six of eight memfbers of'the .Bartlett family, of Lethbridge, who have enlisted with the Overseas Forces. Three of the above are brothers and three arc (brothers-in-law. Another brother and another brother-m-Iaw, who have also enlisted, are not in the photograph. Those who appear above are as follows; Bottom row left to Hills, 51st Battalion; Wm. Cleaver, A.M.C.; A. E. Bartlett, A.M.C. Top row, left io Skelton, A.M.C.; J. T. Bartlett, W. J. Bartlett, 13UL- C.M.R. Alfre'd anlctt. another brother, has joined'the 63rd Battalion, and H. Bush, another member of the family toy marriage. is also enlisting. General Hughes Calls Henry Ford to Account) for Strange Words Ottawa, erai Sir Sam Hughes .wants to know whether or not Henry Ford, head of ithe Ftord Motor Co., was correctly quoted, when it was asserted that he 'declared that-he would withdraw his support from any financial institution which narticipated in the Anglo- Drench loan, and that, be would -tie a tin can to the Commission, if he had his and send it back to Eu- rope. deneral Hughes wired to Mr. Ford at Detroit today, asking courteously whether these were his words, or whether he was misrepresented. A reply has not yet been received. No Ford cars have been purchased by the department recently, but quite a number of them were in commis- sion at Valcartler, and elsewhere .at the beginning of the war. Since then, it is understood that the'company de- clined to give discounts. Kitchener Favors Military Ballot Over Conscription London, Sept. 3.-Prcfcrcnce for continuation of the volunteer sys- tem is said to lave been expressed by Eal'l Kitchener at a meeting of the labor executives yesterday. He said, however, .that the present rate of re- cruiting was not equal to the needs. Earl Kitchener explained that his own pian which had not yet been au- thorized by the government was to apply the system of the-military hal- i lot. "Every district would he required [to furnisli its quota of iricn. In case 'this quota could not ne obtained hy 1 voluntary enlistment, the required number .would he selected by-ballot from among men military age and enlistment of those chosen would be compulsory. The secretary adds that there has acen no slackening o! pres- sure to bring out recruits. SPLENDID TYPE OF MEN RECRUIT The 82nd Battalion contingent from Lethbridge will include a fine lot of younfj men. If you desire good associates, the chanr.p comes this week in-enlisting with the S2r.d. You will find the boys just the kind you want to mix witb every day. The 82nd aiio has'another outstanding feature. Its commanding officer is a war veteran. He has been in the trenches and liait been wounded. He is a soldier's man, and that is one of the reasons there has beon a rush to Lethbridge'should have a hundred men In tnly regiment. The Empire needs men for service at this moment more than at any period during the'warp. The big drive seems to have startedr -and men .and more men will be required to keep the Germans moving backwards. Lethbridge mutt be well represented, in the drive. The 82nd wfil be there. Join it now s.nd be in a do your part -in driving the Huns out of Belgium and France. What would happen if we-failed. theVnien at this critical period? The Allies might fail to hold the gains they have made. permit that, if we, were driven back again, and then again and again for lack of men, we might lose then what? A Germanized Canada? Quite; possibly. Canada would be one of the prizes-a victorious Germany would demand. It is'the duty of'every able bodied Canadian to do his best to prevent such To do his best he must go across the seas and join in the effort to force the Germans back into'Germany. You can do your bit hy joining the ranks of the 82nd, London, Sept. Allies' great offensive in the Artpis and Cham- pagne sectors is sti'.l being preserved in, according to French accounts, and I further progress has been made in both areas. German Defences Captured Paris, Sept. continuation of i the general offensive movement on i the western front, the French have (captured an important defensive work 'of the Germans south of Ripont, it officially announced Tiy the War i Office. In Champagne French troops have gained a footing at various points on the German line of defence, the offi- cial statement adds. HILL MS St. Minn., Sept. J. :5IHI, railroad builder and financier, will take a liig iJOrtion of tile German Tvar loan, which is being offered in this country. This was announced officially last night by E. H. Bailey, president of-'tile JTirBt National Bank of St. Paul. "It is" a safe said Hill; "and we have many- Germafl clients who would be interested Jn it. Our Pole aim Is to help keep co.mmerce, going in tile north west." DUE TO MILITARY ACTIVITIES New York, N.Y., Sept. An announcement that may be fraught with significance be- cause .of military activity in France, was made by the cabte companies today. It stated that the French administration has given notice, that on account.oC military necessities, cable- grams; to France and through that country, will bo' subjected to Indefinite delay. AUTHORIZED PREPARING OF GREEK ARMIES Ten more recruits added their lames to those already signed on the roll of the S3nd, here yesterday. This brings the total for the first half of the week up to 59. Today's recruiting is proceeding I'wsll, and the officers fully, expect to reach their record of 100 for the I week. Many cf the young fellows-in the j city are waiting new buttery, with which they Intend to recruit, The names of those who enlisted yesterday- are: J. T. Crane, Elnglish; Thos. Donnelly, R. Lindsay, Irish; G. H. Elliott, Canadian; J. Perdue. Canadian: .George Field, Eng- lish; E. Prescott, English; S. R. Drinkall, Canadian; G. Tondevola, Norwegian, and Norman Munro, Ca- nadian. Sept. 29, via Paris, Sept. Greek Parliament, in special session today, ratified the action of the government in decreeing the general tion of the army, and authorized a loan of WILL COMMAND PATRICIAS London, Sept. is .officially announced that Major Raymond Pe'ily of the Koyal North Regi- ment has been appointed to command a battalion of the Princess Patricias with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Captain Van -Allen has been promot- ed to be major of de- partment. Lethbridge Has Recruited Close to Seven Percent of Population j Lethbridge has done, and is doing, i Its In furnishing the magiit- from _ the ticent recruiting record that lies to the creslitTbf tbe province of Alberta, Insinuations to- th'e contrary, con- tained in the Calgary papers, are fully answered, when the fact is made known, that Lethbridge has recruited between GOO and .700 men, or nearly 7 per cent.' of the population of the city. When the officers the 82nd have concluded their- work here, (he total will have reached fully the 700 mark, XIio statement-.in the Ca'Igary Al- bcrtan that the '20th .Battery was still in rainjng here, and had been merely sending dribles or men east, is keenly resented by here.. The fact is well .known'that not on- ly the. 20'tli majority, of 4. f> f them 'Lethbridge men will yield considerably higher. Twenty-five Million Bushels of Grain to Pass Through City Between twenty and twenty-five mil lion bushels of grain wil'i pass through Lethbridge for -the "markels' of the world this fall and winter, according to estimates madecpf the crops in the 36% to the citv, bv those are in touch with-the sltuaion AU grain grovn aoutneast, Routh, weit north the M far ai Car- wM DIM through the city, <0 moet remarkable crops ever known in Jthc or, IB fact, In the historj- of grain growing any- where. Down the new Foremost line, and in the district tributary to .that line, at least million bushels will be the crop. Other districts tributary .to gp uill yield in tile pro- portion. x There are now eleven flnjn buying grain In Lethbridge, including tbe two flour mflli, and theee have acenti scattered through the and. are buying up grain at a rjpid OVER .81BUSHEIS OF WHEAT TO THE ACRE Proipy diilriet, loottd in I 1 9, !i rajvfelnf bountiful eropi. A. a. KMdill, M IMtor tht Herald, hw- ingf threihcd lertt of whiit thit in of tit to tht iicrt. Tha wholt of 41 icrci MVj buthtla acra- I A field of T. N. tprinfcla, In