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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta YUl.UMIv .X. LETHHUHMJE. AUSKFVI'A. TUKSDAY, OCTOUKU NUM1IKH 218 BRITISH VICTORY ONE IN FIVE IN DRAFT FIGHT TO THE END SAYS GENERAL BOTHA yl Several Attempts Made to Re- cover Positions1 From British WHhoul Success HUNS REPULSED, HEAVY LOSSES Huns Repulsed. Parle, Oct. artillery flghllng Is fn prot'rcaE all along tho Alsoe front, csiicclally In Ihe Craonno irctor. Two Gcrrnnn attacks repulsed by the French last night, to- day's oltlcfal slate men I eays. Ridicules U. S. Aid CojienliEgen, Oct. Moraht, tho usually ivell-.rjformcd military cri- tic of Tages Zellung, pre- dicts further offensive movements wllh objectives flfialnH" the 'Hus- Rlans 011 the lines cf the recent advance In (he Riga and Jacabatarlt sector. Ap- parently ho believes that the defensive, warfare has not been 'abandoned In Iho weal. He with Gen. Von FreylaE-Toringhoven, chief o[ the sup plemcnlary general staff that the gen- eral IhtllallvQ must ,remafo wltb the Major Moraht dismisses reports of the American military help lor the cn- tenle as "imaginary.'- Heavy .Losses. Headquarters In France bnd Belgium, Oct. (By the Associated Onco more the Germans have essayed, fu n scries 'of counter attacks; lo break tho now British lines between J'olynon ant. Tower Hamlcla, across the open road -to tho Bouth. Again they have been drlrcn back with heavy losses. prlncnpal result of lliclr bitter ntlacks by between dawn und rnlfl-Qtlerriiiqn has been the mer- eflesV shattering of his ranks and the Ircut ol'PolyeoiL Wood by the UrUjsli, yftio pnahcil their line forward some hun- dred yards in depth-. Ueyoatl the tlee- ing The flrtt assault delivered at .1p o'clock Ibis morning. The enemy ed In three "waves toward thp .1p o'c dvanc e n ree wavs owar but immediately with Oct. Louis Uoiha, premier or South Africa. ID addieasluf' the op- enlne of the conyenUoa 01 liiu Soulh African party, accord- be to i Jleuter dispatch I rota Pretoria, eald' the war was Mpoii iiiv uiilcd anJ tbo only IhluK to do now was to fliht to thq finish'. The prcru- ler added: '.'I-cl veace be one wblch will be beoeirclal to Mio whole world and enable every coun- (ry lo shape Us luture oo a sound baslB." lied Deer, Oct. first step was I a k en ID a win-the-T.'fer associa- tion, ibe object of which Is to secure I he nomination of Dr. Michael Clark as candidate for the, commons; In Red Deer fonlcht, wriloli, U IE ci pectcd will spread tbrougbobi the rid- ing during Hie next few dare. u'03 a good attendance at the meet- Ing, the audience Lelnc fairly well divided between Conservtlres and Liberals. A win-lhe-war asaocialfon was formed. It was' decided lo Fold nn open convention (or. tbo purpose ot bringing out a candidate (or Ins house ot such-'conTentlon lo he held about October 23, The fallowing we're'elected: Pres- ident, 11. Ij. Gaelz; vice-president, F. W. Galhrailh; W. E. Payne, executlvo, Jolin Mklcolm, R. KilcnH-oad, J, P. DfljyE. Mlchener, D. W. Mcklnnon, Dr. Colllalon, Johu Cirswell. On the execalke in fire Liberals and five Conservatives. Of tbe.Lib- erals P. W. Galbr.ilth It editor ol tho Red Deer Vllh ,three were fclCEiieV'ito'--. the contention.'" Of-lhe ConserVatlTC rnembe Jlichener Is leader'ot the opposition In the P. Day, who jaa Ilia Conservative nominee for (he rid ing of fied'Dcer, but resigned -a. few jiridsn, DHL unmcaiateiy wnn weeks and John- Canwtll, Ail- llerco fire of riflea and artillery that tar of Ihe.Red Deer News.J he wag compelled to retire. It was The eiecutfve recced Iniinictlons epparenl, however, that the QcrmanB were not through vrldi the nttcmpL and Ilia big British guns lurncd loosn iucli an nvalnnchc ot shells 33 Is sel- VIoin seen along the. Trout. Thla Is the first dispatch regarding military situation on the nrlllsli (CONTINUED ox PACJE 5) to prepare a requisition Michael Clark lo become a candidate for the Dominion, pre- sented to him 'at convention to Le held. The it Tery sbccessfi) one, nnil It la 'expected that ilmlla orpanlzallonB will be created In dll fercnt parts of the rfdlng.' Alarmed at Italian Advance tombs Dropped On Stiijlgj and Other Places In Hi'prisa. For Hun Riiid.s ENEMY ACTIVITY IS "XOTICEArUE British have 4000 Prisoners From Canture of Ramadie Gti. four thousand prisoners were taken by the British army In Mesopotamia which capturcd-Ramadic, it Is an- nounced .officially. The capture of.Ramadie, on the Euphrates, west of Bagdad, was effected by a surprise attack of the British' They, outflanked and cut off Ihe Turks, defeating them In a heavy engagement, and taking prisoner nearly the enllfe garrison of Ramadie, 'An official announce- ment In London en Sunday the Turkish commander, Ahmed Bey, .and his taken with his men and that, am- munition, stores, ?td much other beoty had been cap- tured. The announcement follows: "At present li Is Impossible owing la the client of (he area over which the flglilliiB at llamadto occurred, to give a definite, and coiaplele list of our captures. have, however, taken 13 guns and 12 machine guns. Approx- 200 Turkish killed have been burled, and about GOO wounded and unwcunded, the latter lucludlne 200 officers, have Been brought In. Ocl. attacks by the along tUc Yjircs-Menln road and at the northeast corner of Polygon have emled in complete failure; lie war office announces. Towns Bombarded. Paris, Oct. German cities of Frankfort-On-Thc-Maln. Slut 1 gart, Troves and Colilenz were bombarded French aviators In rclallallou-for German aerial attacks on French cities. Eo.tib Dunkirk The following official aiinouncemcnl was given out; "The Germans last night made a new attack on lheltowu ot Dunkirk. The bombardment was very violent, causing- serious material da range. 11 Is reported (here were numerous victims amonjj the civilian population. In 'reprisal for the bombard me nU carried out by the Germans against Uar Lc Due and Dunkirk, out aviators lQ3t nlgliL threw down bomlis on tho towns o[ Frankfort-On-The-Main, Cob- lcnz, Troves and Stuttgart. BERLIN CLAIM Tlorlln, vOcU portion of the fighting grouna al Polygon Wood, on the.Flanders front to a depth of 500 melres, was capturcil by cerman troops from Hie British yesterday, army'headquarters announced today. The gained gfowd was retained. Cannot Cope With Multiplicity of Taxes Not-Pay License Washington, Oct. by the success of the Kalian drive over the Bainslzza plateau, Ger- many Is withdrawing large numj bers of Austrian troops from France and from Gallcla and Bilk- owina arid. rushing them Co tha Italian front to meet tht of Gen. Cadorna. Official dispatch- es received e called and lour ivlll II Is latctl out here that, any man bonafiile engaged In. the production ot food or of any article necessary In connect ion'with the vrnr will probably be found entitled to exemption as well also any man having financial, bus- iness or domestic obligations o! an ex- ceptional character or who suffers from Ill-health. The man who deliber- ately neglects to comply with the act will any rlgM to exemption. He (CONTINUED OK PAGE o) PLAN FDR AFIER- Melhodists Will Specially Edu cale Missionaries (o Work Among Foreigners Voluntary or Jj Compulsion? Toronto, Oct. In preaching 19 one of Iho problems to be considered at ihe annual meeting of HID general beard of missions oi lie Methodist church which opened ,ere yesterday. In view of Ihe prob- ,blc rush of Immigration ader Ihe Rimlan ad- vanced defeiqfcntt In the Riga reflion thVcujh the CermanJJjp, pUBhed JoV ward for Of one jnile, official state-' ment. The te; Df the statement the railway in he Kronenberg- our van- guard have advanc- ed'one.mile." Dunnville, Ont., Ott. R. Lalor, M.P. for Haldimaj, ID a telegram to Dr. Michael, Clark, fled Alta., has offciti to withdraw', ss z candidate and recommend hit nomlnatio'r (0 a win-the-war conventloji In 'aidl- rrand county. Mr. Lalor in his wire feel sure the people of Haldittnd .would -be" honored In you aa their candidate. If rv dorsed by a convention, as 1 ft] ture you would be, I will su-- port you and guarantee your ele.l tlon by a EUbstantial majority." 111S. SHUTS OFF Toronto, Ocl. a meeting of lha executive of the Canadian Patriotic Fund in Ottawa on Oct- ober 3, decided'the ques- tion of whether the society will get Us funds next year by a vol- untary subscription campaign or by taxes leviep by provincial or municipal bodies. i and the present problem bt deal- ng wHU the foreign clement. In Can- 1 da, it is proposed to institute "trav- 1 illlng scholarahips." Ucder this system the church voiild pay the expense's ot students o study the language and conditions the countries from ivhlch the Iin- migrants come, these sludenls lo devote IhemseKes to HID work among hese people in Canada. This 'mailer Tas introduced in a report -of the ;fomc Jlission coramlUee. The financial report .of, the mission DDP.rd recorded an increase In re- coipls p[ ucirly over Inst uisslons for Uils. year- amouuted, lo Ten Persons Killed In Last Night's Raid Over Great Metropolis POPULACE VERY CALM IN RAID London, OcL last night's air raid ten pereooa were killed and 33 Injured. No Panic London, Ocf. despite the repeated German attempts to drop uombs upon the cltj-, are standing the- lest weJJ. Last night, when two euua- droD3 oE raiders succeeded In geL'.lng close lo London and ?ome of their numoer pasECtl over the city, there was no panic and oo outward Incidents. Scurry For Cover Immediately the coming of the raid- ere was stgnalled, tbo people in tio streets scurried for cover, vhlle motor busses and carls drew up lo tha curb where the passengers allgnied qulcMy. Within five minutes Ihe itreets were deaertcd virtually nnd a alranse sll- cnce over (be city. Most of the offices and shops baa closed before sir o'clock lo permit tbelr employees lo reach their homes'. s and there was only a fracllon of the number of persons on the streets as Board "Asks Legislature to Appoint .Commission (o Take Control Montreal, Ocl. save this cUy from bankruptcy secure proper civic, Ijomer Gouln, premier of tht province of Quebec, will be urged by the Montreal board of irade'rind other to enact legislation abolishing the boarc of control ntid ihe ctty council and ap- poinltag. in their places, a commission of Jive members lo gorern the city for five years. The board of trade yesler dny afternoon prepared a resolution to Lliis end. Mayor Mcrtcrir Martin char acterlzes tills movement as an "audi clous project." HAMILTON WIN- WAR CANDIDATES OUawa, Ocl. Washington announcement 'ilia I all 5 hip men 15 of coal Into Canada Erom American lake ports have been slopped has not creMed iti.uch eurprlse In -govern- ment or railway circles. The pro- rjIbJUon of by, water lo Can- adn ft Jwllevcd lo he a temporary measure.. U Is pointed out lhal If the, north western slates do not sec- ure supply of conl before Hie rlose p[ navleallon on the Grcnt .Lakes they" will'be compelled lo pay nil- rail'' rale's throughout '-the winter months and that this would mnterfal- Jy.Increase Iho price, U Is recogniz- ed that there Is a serious shortage oi coal- In the northwCBlern slates nnd (hat It Is necessary for (ho ed alalcs Tucl to give wliatever relief 'that la possible be- fpro nftvlpRlton closes. In reterejicd to tho ricnfal made or A report that [n'cniy-fqiir Ihoiissnd Ions of hard coal were-coming Into Ontario' at once via Buffalo, It Is the quantity mn.n- lioned ihould hare bean" twenty-four card. This mount would feprefteTit npproxlmalely one-quarter Of the 'yearly ImporUliftnn of hard whereas Iwenty-fdnr thousand would represent hoi traction tha. nmoiinl required. Fair and ceel. IlamllUin, Onl.f Oct. 2.--Thc Hamll -in branch or Ihe Wln-lhc-War party uganJzed last evening ami decided li pice candidates in Ihe iie'nl In both Eat nnri West Uainlllaii. C. B. ?.tc- Ottawa, Oct. Jpeclal oc- cupation will receive exception when the men are called-lo the, under service act. In BrlUIn certain occupa- (Ions were certified, and a man occupied received conditional exemption. But, while i.e., exemption grant-, ed so long as the man at a specified occupation, may be granted by a local tribunal In will be no trades or occupations granted exemption' as a whole. This declaration It Is understood, has been definitely reached, and local tribunals will be guided by it. TO HONOR GUYNEMER under normal circumstances. With, lha Catherine of dush meny the poorer classes, oarliculorly toe Tromen and LbllOren, had gathered at the tube sta- tions around the GuUdhall' nnd St. Paul's and olher nluces of retuEe. Tho police and special constables aligned Ihem In Dies and when Ihe warning WBE given they were shepherded Into the refuges without confusion and crowding. The theatres which vrere opeu, had Email audiences and jority ol IhQ restaurants were almost deserted. Matter of Course The air battles orcr London hare be- cpniB-so mncri a M'hpncvcr ,there wag a lull ot a'few minutes in the firing', thetussc's start- ed running again aud the people Hoop- ed to Iho streets. Pyrotechnic! While a terrific barrage was kept np, with the bursting ehrapncl furnish- ing one of the greatest pjrotechnleal displays London ever saw, a, thrilling battle in tlie air loofc place between enemy aircraft and British.'atlilors In norlhern district, according to spe- cial constables who said they witness- ed H by means of binoculars. Although thd machlneB were thous- ands of'feel In.Ihe air, the fire of tho machine guns could oe heard distinct- ly below. When llie echoes of this fight died, Urn "anti-aircraft gun flrc In the city ceased but It could be heard In the distance, Indicating thftt Ihe ene- my was being driren oJl bombardment. Leal Hrt Way According to a report from an Eiact district a.'heavy mlBl which came up while fho raid was in progress one- raider to lose his way going back to Ihe coast. The German flew rery low arid could be seen clearly and nnd appeared to be enveloped In B ring al bursting shells. Seemingly trapped, L series of dips and other B elunls he succeeded In breaking through Iho shell fire and mado Tor tho sea, pursued by H streak o! gunfire. ,bv 1 ing RS. REVOLT IN TURKESTAN Petngrad, Oct. revolu- tionafj fn progress In General Cherk- ccrhmander of (he d1ilrictr attacked and beaten. revolutionary com- miltce h'l'-. been organised to tdke al] fi'Wer. -Part of two regl- rnenlc J61 rid tn a counler-revolu. tlonary mcve. The of the (n.erlar he liViot Alarmed, snd Is confident disturbance will icon be qifelcd, Government dispatches describe llio Turkestan revolt as IricrfiaaJngly, seri- ous. Jrrosironsiblc elements among the troops have obln.necl .control of Ihe mtUlao'iand tho" bfilcers.'Thc crowds. The lacllcs of lha Germing Bie so Veil knouh Lhal Ihoy 'cause spirited among Ihe sportsmen as lo the time of nrobatils raids. II (9 pointed out In this connection (hat Ihe Gentians work MXo aulomn- tons not yel abio-io deceka anybody liut.trjeniaelTeg. of Boarf Early edrlloiia of-lha morning news- papers, which were sought eagerly by Ihe crowds who had remained up Idle, jeorilearo in n panic; (point to Iho feebleness of tha German Russian Turkeslnn is tomposed ol (o -'burn1 up London." Thej'nlso lour provinces 1r central Asia, t to "Germany's lying tng wealwRTil to the Caspian Sea. U "bombs dropped on has nn p.rcn of 4ZO.OQO square mites wltJi a rmpirlAtlon 6f about The major portion ot the region ]s In the form of barren'or partly culti- vated steppes or dcacrle. at the Masthead" txjndon, oseph Havclock Wilson, general' secclary ot IKe.Na- UonSI Seamen's Unkk, In a speech at Mlrldlesbroujli last nljhl iicrloreJ (hat all-wan! fteace, "biUVe'rc not lo nave-a (lertnan It has been II -la (mposSlliIn to have a It we cannot win the such a gYitil irelfti! aa Itiat of the UnHed Stales ire do not deserye Id lie enjofiiecl all Iho seamen' "to keep the nag at the masthead. .Never (o surrender and (o go" straight.on -with Iho Intention lhal we ire going lo win and bring about peace on satisfactory l.lnesV The declared that some iMel- fists "wco lore erery country but mako bfilleve that Great Britain ;was as jrniity lu Iho Qerroana. _ "1 'can only describe he said, "as very (oollih military bufldlrrgs fn Inner London And numerous fires." Tho newspapers pub- lish accounts ot the thrills given Lbn< don In the lasl-wsoK and commenL on the fine behnvlor of the pnpiilacfl, Thrj- print maps showing t'jwns.FJtMn dlilance. o( J'rfcacft and urgo "bomb BELb Out., Oct. have been eitcnded by Mayor Bow (o WJIaon and Seeitltrr al Slalo of the. be preaenl hero tbt .cerenlonT In .connection vlth the "Veiling of (he'ineinuriwi Ic-A flrahatn, Dell, ;