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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Thank God For Canadians! London, Sept. to ilia Canadian Associated Press David George .remarked: "The Canadians-at Coiirculolte '.vcre In advance of tile band. Thank God, we have more of them cumins." 9 BRITISH HOLD THE GERMAN DEFENCES ON POSITION OVER THE SOMME FRONT WOMEN AS UKAYR DIGGERS IN THE OLD t'OUNTKY Slessor SniiDpck Must Pay Fine of Each or Go to Jail For Six Months ADMITTED THEY TERRIFIEp BY NEGKO Mysterious Point in the CMC Has Not Been Cleared Up ._ _v. -Evidence Pound guilty by the jury after hall hour's- delllieratlpns in the supreme court last.niglit, Geo. Dock and Jas Slcssor, the two south, country men, mere each sentenced by Justice Sim- mons to pay a fine of ?250, for aid- ing 'in 'the escape from custody of Pet- er Washington, the negro wanted in the States on. a murder charge, and who broke from the- custody of an Im- migration, official.near Medicine Hat some months.'ago. Six mouths .in jail will :be their sen- tence if -.they: default in payment of the fines, .but they are now making arrangements to pay the money, and they are in a position to do so. in pronouncing sen- ienqe.'aaia that tlie two men had act throughout the whole affair m a foplish and ignorant manner It brought out in tap evidence that Slessor, after Ing driven Washing ,.4011, to Dock's, place, had met the mounted police on the road and had driven them into Etzikom The police Officers told Slessor they wore even then Slessor gave no intimation that be Knew tue of: the fugitive negro, This point that. went very inuch Another was the fact thrit, after being warned by the that anything lie said liis arrest.wptiidVbe uset'against him, lie made a. statement in which he ad- mitted, having driven on with Wash- ington after the police had fired at them- and Washington had told him tlie) weie after htm Both men evidentlj l.dd been iitei ally terror-stricken into doing Wash ingtons bidding The negro had threatened them and they did not i hesitate to giye him aid A: Mysterious Point i There is -a strange point in the case I which has Cleared up It I came-out-in the" evidence that when j Washington met jip with Slessor at ter he' bad'escaped from the immigra- j lion official 'oiv-the train and made his way south" from he asked Slessor to drive him 10 Bock-, I house How Uie fugitive negro1 who i was supposed to be a strangei in the country, knew and where Jie lived was a mysterious part of the case w Inch none of the evidence serv 1 ed to clear up The negro made the i escape from the train as it so hap- pened at the verj point from where the quickest loute to Docks house Coronation M. L. A. Succumbs to Wounds From the Gun of Jealous Husband Coronation, Sept. died tbls C.30 after a hard battle for lite, which be- gan when he was shot down last Sun- day night by Thomas Helmbolt. The prisoner was not placed on trial' to- day, as was.expected, but instead was sent to Fort Saskatchewan. He will come up for trial Friday. No change has been made in the charge laid against him, and whether or not a charge of murder will be laid has not yet been decided. The police have tlie nnte-mortem statement of the victim, and they also have in their possession-certain letters which will figure largely in the trial, sent by Mrs. Helmbolt to Frank White- sides when at camp in-Calgary.- The ante-mortem statement is not very long, and describes the shooting and what led up to-it. "'On Sunday night last Helmbolt called up.White- side. MO had pome .to -Coronation from the Sarcee camp, and asked him to come to the telephone exchange, kept by Helmbolt and.his wife. Helm-j bolt then confronted .Whiteside with, certain letters-sent by, Mrs. Helmbolt to Whitesldes and aiked for some state ment The argument was'hrief. White side asserted that the letters revealed no wrongdoing What led up dnectlv to the shooting has not been di The are giving very little information-until the.-case comes nE letters which were intercepted while revealing no serious 'wougdo ing are described by one who has seen them as unusual for a married woman to send to a married man, not her husband. The story told here. is. that Helm- holt, when handing some .letters to Sergt Whitesldes at: the camp, no- iced one in tl.e handwriting of bis wife, that later he succeeded in .se- curing this and other letters which will appear in evidence at the trial and which are now in the hands of .he police Whlteaides was held in very high jgardln thisiilling Mis Whitesldes and MM Helmbolt bale been verj close friends for some considerable time, and Helmbolt was election agent for Whitesides at the-last election. Whitesides !was born at Ottawa in 1873 He came west in early life and lomesteaded near Red Deer m 1894 He located in Coronation a few years ago, and besides ranching went into ;he newspaper business stalling the Coronation Review and Castoi Ad ,ance. He leaves a ..wife and four children. Tables Now Turfted--British Watch Every Move Of Enemy From High German Counter Attacks Fail One of the latest trades for women to invade is tlidt of grave digger men left in Glasgow to attend to the (.emeteiy dutie but necessity compels, as -there are no Ebbrls Brooklj 11, Sepl 30 captured the lead in the National League pennant hunt tins mnimng bj defeating HiookKn 7 to 2 Pfel- fci, Brookhn'f. slai pitcher, liunmieicd hai d Ludei us made two two-baggers and a home run i Brooklyn could do little v ilh Rixcy's delivery R H E Philadelphia 7 10 ,1 Biooklyn 2 5 1 Rixey and Kilhfer, Pfetlei and Meyers Special Train For Etzikom The citizens of Ftzikom on tue Foremost branch, have extended- an invitation to Lethbndge citrons to visit their fall exhibition to be held there next Tuesday and Wednesday Some of the prominent Lethbridge are endeavoring to arrange for a special train to be run on Wed nesday, and President Mainoch oi the board of trade has the affair in hand It Is felt that the citis-ens of Leth bridge should make an oftoit to ac cept the mvitltion oE Utzikom end pay the enterprising town a usit If a sufficient number aie secured a special train will be run and it is tho intention of the bafaeball fans here to take tho city biseball teim down as they have recened a challenge from the Etzikom. team A laigo number have expressed their intention of going dow n by auto However it would be necessm that all should go bv tram in order that the required numbei for a special train would be secured The auto Is a tedious one and it all com- bined to secure- a special train this would be much more satistact6rv Immediate action in this matter is necessary and those who would care to make tho trip should get into touch with the board ot trade offices Quarter Sold For? Yields In i( Wheat The stones of phenomenal jields of wheat that poured into the nenspipers last fall lie being repeated this fill! It was not antacipated that the wonderful crop of last year would be duplicated this Tta. was almost too much to expect The early estimates of the 19J8 fields were flora ?5 to V> bushels the average-Will be much liigher than 30 bushels m Southern Alberta and some of the individual yields dre rouaj the Heiald learned of the crop-of Johnson BIOS of Burdett who made a record last jear and who havelust completed threshing .in a field this week whiih averaged 74 bushels to the ane The Herald albo learned of a quarter section of land near Burdett bought last spring for 5'OOCi which jielded a crop this sear that brought 'RosenbacV ind Rjgg at Wmmfred have an average of 52 bushels on 110 acrea of suminei tallow and 38 bushels on 110 acres of stubble John Christopherson, of Winmfred, has, an average of 50 bushels to the acre on a 50-acre field. A Hungarian He Should Have Had the ffape Instead of'a'Decoration CASE OF NEWSPAPER BRITISH Crown Counsel Claims That the Pioceedingg Are Irregular and Leaves the Court The Race For The World's Record As threshing progresses on the Noble faim it becomes incieaslngh apparent that tho world s average on 1000 acres will bt) beaten there tip to this morning the total number ot acres covered by the threshing machine wai 631, and tho average obtained over tl'e whole of it something over 52 bushels, which is a shade above the world's record Winnipeg, Sept. a brief hearing this morning further consider- ation of the application to discharge irom custody on habeis corpus pro ceedings the four newspapermen sen- :enced to jail for alleged contempt of the Gait commission, was deferred until next Friday rooming bj Mr Justice Haggart. C. P. Wilson, K.C., appeared for the crown made a brief statement hi> attitude and then left tlie court 'room. He declared that tlie proceed ings were irregular and intimated that he would be prepared to uiiho.ld. the Gait royal commission befoie the court of appeai. He stated that the .parties named in order of committal not on bail, nor in custody, and said it was his own idea that for that rear-on they could :not ask for dli charge under habeas corpus A J Andrews KC, appearing for Edward Beck, B R Deacon and Sinn lej Beck of the mnipeg Telegram and Knox Magee ot tne Saturday Post deiemied the prpceduie release ot said thev were in the custody of the couit Mr Wilson says, thai these men are out ol ciistodj since released them You do not clafm Mr. Justice Haggart asked of Mr Andrews j 'No, replied Mr Andiews "These- now, as they always have besn since the order of commuta was made, In the custody of this court' Ills lordship said he was glad to witness the elimination of the feeling of'bitterness which had been noticeable in some othei pioceediqgs and he thought case could be dis posed of in .argument. Mr Andrews after Mr Wilson had left suggested tho adjournment until Fridaj, to Jive the attorney general further opportfln ity of ariuiig the merits ot the case, LOSS NEAR 4000 EACH DAY London, Sept loss es in September were at the rate of-more than a day. Caiu- altlei on all frohU reported in thii month" were: Officers 5439, me" GERARD MERELY ON London Sept 30 Cout Polons s LK minister of justice in the Hungarian parliament oa September 20, attacked he general according to the Morning Posts Budapest correspond and demanded'that Baron Bur- an. the Austrian foreign minister, be leld responsible for the failure of the w-ar, and. also attacked the minis tei of war who had shown animosity and hatred-tor'thecHungarian parlia- ment Deputy Ugron objected to giung a decoration to Count Czernm late Aus TO Hungarian m'nlcter to Bucharest saying that he was a traitor to his "Instead of tlie rope he de- served he said, they gave him "-a decoration: Washington Sept the statemem ;hat there was no foundation for the reports cabled from Europe that Am bassador Gerard now on his waj bbnie .frjam. Berlin for a vacation, was comingr-to .Washington to report re newe'd 'agitation in Germany over sub marine warfare He said the ambass ador was coming solely of his own ac cord on a long oostponed leave al though while here he nataralh would repoit to the department on all mat ters of Interest, RATIFIES AGREEMENT Paris, Sept. v federal council has ratified the economic agreement be tween Germany and Switzer- land MARKETS London, Sepl. ISO, Unusually heavy fighting occurred Fri- day on the Soniino front in consequence of German counter attacks. A division of the new British army was engaged. The ollicial account of these operations follows: "During Ilic night tlie enemy shelled heavily our battle front .south of the Anere. We consolidated the ground won Friday morning at lieslremonl Farm, smiihwL-si of Lesars, and improved our position in Thiepvul area. "Enemy counter attacks were liealen off in the neighborhood of Stuff redoubt and Hessian trench. The fighting in this section Friday was extremely severe mid our troops engaged, a division of the new army, showed great endurance and resolution. sutvcssfiil raid was made by the London Territorial Bat- talion south of Neuville St. .Vaiist, where the enemy's trenches were entered and prisoners were taken." BRITISH COMMAND SWEEPING POSITION With the British .Army in the Field, Sept. 28, via London, Sept. there have been gusts of-ruin and masses of clouds about. Bui the visibility (for sighting artillery and culating range) was extraordinarily good, that is, good lor the British, but not for 'the Germans. Now that tlie British have the command of high ground and look down the landscape over to Baptiumc (a w'ide stretch of country dolled with bombarded villages) the Germans cannot move about in daylight, neither infimtrv, guns nor transport, Icsl.lhey should-be spotted by. the flight of British aeroplanes always hovering like hawks over the ground, or by the observing officer, searching tnrough glasses from hiali positions. One Germim battalion was caught like this loflaj, and the BiiUsh aitillerj loimd the lange quickly and scal- teied them II puU them in the same plight as the British had to endinc undci the biov, ot Mcssmes and Wvtschaets udges and othei high "tound tiom which the dumans could see Hit slight est movement oi the Bntish tioops and would snipe solitary wagon vuth shell The tables aie. tinned hcic by the isonime and the- fht'Geinian soldieis well know the torture ot living always undci hostile observation and undei great gnus JUev arc already beginning to stick to it as the Bntish stuck to it in the salient when haidjy had anj guns to answci back Fuithti gam pf gioufid.was in.Rle on the high ndce whcit Thiepval stood, When the British captuied the long, Jmeoi trenches- known as Stuff redoubt, and again toda> when noithward fiom the black trees ot fhiemal to the Schwaben ledoubt, which is light, on tlie edge ot the plateau FRENCH PROGRESS Pans Sept Fiench made iuithei piogicss north ot Rancouit bv grenade attacks, according to the official statement issutd the wai office todaj Huns Adopting Desperate Mea- sures Now on Somme and Italian Fronts October wheat October oil detobir flux High M Low Fortcait Cold with occMlenal or mow. London, Sept Times draws attention to what Ft calls the unmis takable contrast in which the Chan cehors speech stands to his earlier addresses and adds Chief interest to the outside world is m its revela tion of Germany's growing conscious ness that her plight is already serious and is destined to teiome graier The speech m'Uhe main is an appeal to the hesitating public to subscnbe to the new War loan The Daily Mail The Oei man chaige that Gieat Britain is wag ing wai with the blood of others and spaims herself is answered the chancellors own words when he said Great Britain is fighting vith an ex pendit'ure of strength unexampled m her history' The Daily Chronicle sajs The failure of the chancellor to lefer to German annexatiols is significant and adds that It rnuatje remembered that enemies are attacking him on that point _Tliey have been, elamoimg for re assertion of Germany s need of an neiation and her intentions to an- nex, continues thf, Daily Chronicle and instead they are gnen what we aee that Germany is fighting only for existence and freedom The chancel lor knows that hope of German annex ation is d.ead sees that she is beaten and he is antious to prepare his countrymen tor (he time when the question will be, nol how much Ger many is to get buMiow much Ger- many can _ WARSHIP DESERTED? Athens, Sept report that the battleship Kllkis formerly the United S'ntes battleship .Idaho has deserted to the revolutionists, has been repeiv ed hers but It I> denied by the Greek ministry ol .marine. Mrs. Limoges the Merriam, Driving the Car, Held by Police London Sept 30 The Morning Post 3 correspondent it Budapest tele graphs via a neutral point It u stated that Prince Windisch Gratz called attention n the Hungarian par llament seieral days ago to reports that on the Somme front the Germans are kept at then costs in the trendhes. by their own machine guns being di j reeled en them while on the front men who cannot face the on slaught of the Italians and want to hide in dugouts or bolt are shot down b> officers especialls ordered there for tlie purpose. TO ARBITRATE DISPUTE Ottawa Sept board of con cihation under the Industual Disputes Act has been named to deal with the wjge dispute between tho emplovees of the Moose Jaw Electni. railway and the conipauj J. H. Wellington is chaiiman of the board James Som, merville representing the men and James Thompson the company -tvlt the members of the board are lesl dents of Moose Jaw t' Calgary, Sept. May Limo- ges, of High River died in the Gen epi hospital this morning, following motor car accident in the First ;St, East subway last night. Mrs. Limoges, who is the wife of Pastio Limoges the welt known High River polo player HOW at the front, hart motored from High River with Thomas Mernam a resident ot that town They had had dinner jn the city and were returning, when Mer rlam lost control of the car while de scendmg the grade of the subway They crashed i.ito the centre arch and Mrs Limoges who was seen to seriously injured, was rushed to the tiusFmul, where she died this morning Mernam who is unhurt, was held by the police Mrs Limoges at one time Ined in Winnipeg where her husband tmellcd for a wholesale gro eery house It is said Merriam was intoxicated it the time of the accident Latei m the morning Merriam was anaigued before the magistrate on a charge of manslaughter and remanded till Wednesday ATTACK ON RED CROSS ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the local bank of the Red Cross, will be held in St Augustin's hall Monday evening All those interested m Hod Cross work are invited to attend and particinate-Mn the proceedings The local branch has been most active during the past year and an enor mous amount of work has been accomplished London, Sept hitter at- tack bv, the Morning Post on Lloyd George has stirred London The Ppst j intimations of friction between civil- 4 iair and army officials are, it is said. j considered unjustified and due to apprehension and over zealousnesfc However, man> Believe it may a good purpose in throwing the ligkt' of publicity upon unpleasant IfiSr.SESi ;