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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcmkl VOLUME X.. ALBKHTA. TUESDAY. OCTOBUH 9, 1017 MANY VITAL POINTS GAINED IN NEW DRIVE Implicated in U. S. Exposures of Hun Spy Work From Embassy Office CHANGED THAT HE WAS GO-BETWEEN Telegraphic Briefs Now York, Oct. Gervlco agon Is of Hie United Stales am fol lowing a" new trail, they-be Hevo will Jc2.fl- to the arrest of the men -who" were, Iho go-betweens ot Von IlernBlorf.1 and the various spies cent from Iho United Slates, during the riTEt'twri nnd one hair years of tha war, to tfnsiand and 'Franco and probably Russln fl'.so. to gain mill Ifiry ftsd. information. OLD. of the men who Is believed to _ know" much concerning Ilcrnatorf t'a Activities la tlifs line Is said lo be a resident of n neighboring ciiy, Ifo la an American.citizen, and la believed to have been one-of the principal links In Lho German spy chain. Another Is a Canadian-born American citizen- French Worked Up. Paris, Oct. contribu- tion lo the Investigation ol1 flic Bolo Pash.i case which for! lhe first tlino yesterday, fills literal- ly half 'of tba .morning newspapers, Consequently, there Is little room for editorial comment.f Senator Chariest-Humbert, In lhe referring ,to cablegrams from Xewp" York, points out tltat (he payment ot one million franc's on "January. 31; I9i.ii, was simply to cn- abla him to pay back money lie liad paid-the month'before to'llie Lflnolr family-Tor ihclr'sharc In (be Journal. It1 was agreed: originally, the senator BBtd, thai tha..balance of.- -ACCEPTS CALL Toronto, OcL la au no uncoil officially that Her. Eeager or St.- Mart's Vancouver, has accepted the call as rector of St. Matthews Cburch, Rlverdsla to UV.c up hlE dulTas on October 12. The Lord Bishop ol Toronto and the Brit- ish Columbia diocese hare confirmed llic clianse. Dr. Heagcr was lormer- ly rector ot St. Cypriana Parish hero and is In Toronto. WANT St. Paul, Mlun., Oct. unions Identified with the local trades and labor assembly aakcd (he city council to lue their lo- ward the appointment of an aTbHra- llou board In Hie strike or three hun- dred .employees of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company over recog- nition ot tho Union. Protest also has been made Bgatoet. patrolling (he was dslconllnucd tWair" morning In Mln- ucapolls pud SI. Paul: PURCHASE FOR. BRITAIN New York, Oct. F. Thane, or the firhr ot A. F. Thano and Company of .San Francisco, has been named by i lhe Drlljsh war mis- sion In Iho tint Led Stales as purchas- ing agonl for the British government on the Pacific coast of all lumber, aeronautical material and supplies, Jt was announced here! last night. Mr. Tliane also will-have supervision ot all shipping from Pacific coast pole's (or the British gnVe.fhm.CQt. "_. SMUGGLING LIQUOR OcL to (tie nlarming Increase in the liquor traffic in this .vicinity. It1 may be necessary to, maintain a. .guard at evcrarpDlDlB along the Detroit river iclween Windsor inrt Amherslburg o prevent the- emuggliag of 'liquor nto Canada. MORE LOANS TO ALLIES. Oct. oans. of Great Britain Rnd France' veni lo lay b'ytlfe United Staiftft3IoTer.> inenl. With thla Irania'cUon; the olal thus far loaned to the allies IB and .11, was not until ;he found nimaelt efllltd__jjpon' to .In accepted' Bqlo1! It'alBo-appears, the senator adds, that Bolo-uscrt his "contract with him for MuCpurrjose ot extracting' monby from Germany, the .first, payment to BoJp" beJng on March 1C, six fitter signed the contract with Senator Humbert. 'Leon Diudct, editor, ot today to "make Ills deposition before Captain Bouch- ardon In regard lo bis allegations against Louis J.'Mali-y, former min- ister ol the interior. Witnesses were examined In (ho case ot (ho Bonnet Rouge, one' ol- the newspapers EHP- pozed to have been connected with lhe German propaganda. A commis- elon 1ms been sent to England to in- restlgftte tho operations (here at Pasba: Ltslie Boyd Named As Director of All Return (o Work Tort Oct. Br "the ttiflnfmoua rote of a moi meeting of tho elerator Tforkera taken at 11 o'clock laafgTit. the elevator, ilrlke vhlch has paralyzed the grain trittlc at'lhla. point and throaahont the veil fo.'.sCTCO days, lirii Krouirht lo Leslie' H.p Boyd, chmlrflBui ol the board of (rain has been. named by -order council, director, of eleTtlor op- eratlons at the head of tbe ]osl no time In cierllnc and Is- Hied le (ho 'eleVal'or bperalorj ot his appointment, lecnrlng aisur- of their .eo-operatfon. The (alo- grain confirming his Appointment ar- rived Just at Ilio close of a in 8 FOLLOW! Cochfane Chairman of C.N.R. McLean Heads R.N.W.M.P. Roche to Civil Service Com. Uruguay and Peru Have Sever- ed Relations With the Ene- mies of Ihe World ARGENTINA HAS NOT YET FOLLOWED SUIT Lima, Peru, Oct. The Peruvian government lias handed passports to Dr. Perl, German minister. Uruguay Too Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct Uru- guay has severed relations with Ger- many, deputies votlug 74 lo 33 for the rupture. The German minister was given Ills passporla President Vler In a message lo parliament said Uru- guay had not received 3 direct offence, bul It was necessary la espouse the cause of Iho defenders, of Justice, dem- ocracy, and small nations. Argentina Won't Break Ducnos Aires, Oct. 9. The Argeri- Ina government Is not prepared to fol- low the nctfon of Uruguay in severing diplomatic relations with .Germany, accordlug to Foreign Minister Fueyr- redon. Argentina has not'' pledged her nculxalily the foreign minister added, but fs attempting lo safeguard own Interests. Relations will bo broken It sufficient cause arises, bat as long as Germany recognizes Ihe Argentina flag and- re specls the nation nnd the people there ter Gcr: will be no break. Aluch Eurprise Itecn occasioned In political, circles here by the Ing stalcment, said (o have been made by stale Ino fi 'orelgn mlnialcr of Urakiia'y In urging Ihe Uruguayan consreas break off relations wllh Germany: "Uruguay, as a small nation be- tween. two great ones, must seek a balance ot force.lo resist the poc Bible Ottawa, Oct.' positions In Ihe gift of tha government are being itslgned lo prominent politicians Iheae days. There Is a steady stream of Im- portant apppJAtmenlB since dissolu- ilOD, Trie fippolblment of Hon. Frank Cochrane, mlnliter of railways, to the chalrnunsrilp of the directorate of the Canadian North era Hallway Tinder government ownership Is es- pcclcd Irnmedlately. Hon. J. Roche, minister of tho Interior was appointed today as chair- man, of the civil.'service commission. The other 'membcra arc Clarence Jameson, and Dr. M. G. La- Tlochellc. Lieut. Col. Angus McLean or CharloltctbwD, member for Queens In the late parliament, haa been nam- ed comptroller of the Northwest Mounted Police. The position, which lias been vacant for a long lime was formerly held by Col. Fred C. M. who retired on superannua- tion. Sir George Ferity, who Is slated for the high commlsslonerEhfp, will be officially named to It In a low days. Whether his position as over- seas minister ivJll be filled by Ed- Kemp Is Etilt uncertain and rtc- pcntleutTsonieWlrat- upon tho shuffle wb'kh on general lines Is Jn progress. This Dale Announced As When First Conscripts Will Actu- Be-Called Ottawa, Oct.. first men dratted under the Military Service Act nil! not "'actually be called to die colors till Dececnber ]0. Tbc'doLe has been fixed to all aU meu called 'on an absolute, bkia oC equality. By then all mUGt hare thelrl world'COTpIeted, .and' tbe man Ihus ealn-nol.Uine u compared with the m'an tirlii-reports for serrlee- wltkout auch claim. There r nations we stfll Tiave questions w at p' not seltkd.cleflnltely. This bal- ance Jn bringing closer lo- of our .Ihe great states' of This Action May.Bf Taken by Food Controller Hanu "Soon-; Ottawa, Oct. Is Tery.probable Iliat as a rosalUrf thal'-slof policy a cabinet council meet- ing "allended .by tfon; food controller, IhAt' the.usi of grain will be Drohlblted for [be .naannfrvc- lure of'beer or, spirits. alcohol Intended lor rnufiUlorial production. Immediate action For a considerable" llniJrttie'alcohol output of the Canadian., .distilleries has been ileVbLwl'-'ajmbst; 'ezciualVely gelher Brazil connection with the present conflict, so Ihal It ,wlll make impossible an attack on -Uru- guayan sovereignly without an Stride-, dlate reverberation throughout tbe American The unsettled questions between Uruguay and Argentina concern the river Platle. Argenlina claims that the river belongs lo her, while Uru- guay-insists that she owns one-half. The. dispute Involves the ownership of the Important Island cf Martin Garcia now held liy Argentina. INIfiOVI.Ifl In to munitions, whera It' 111 used high eiploslres. has gone Into whiskey., CoriBtderible of It, however, has In making beer md tie. In the InteretLi of food conBerrRt- loa It llkelr tbfit ffnfn for thli pcr- ppie will be pTphibrted. 'rf-Tfhat IB noV propOMd given effect, not only will the nte of grain .for the Inll elrength heer be itopped, bat list for Ihe jrilln or >6-amM- temperance 72 BUSHELS FROM ACHK AND A HALF Tabw, bneheta of wheftt from .u acn ud a 'half JB tho yfeM that DM4 nt-tno' a kln4 ot wheat, jrb.fci "Wed for tte'-flnt ftv.- Tin wheat hi ttown u Barry tart and li calM a wd from br Dolpb ilnnliowed Oils on Anmt 14, wltH the' ytehi aboTB men WJth tho during the courjMS the N. (On had outlined Iho 'action of (ho Kovernment, and It WAR decided lo bold a further session M the union wen fpnljht" at' 7 'b'clocfe. whlle, the'chW commissioner had prepared a nroclnmatfon tAdrtaafd tn. both. Iho men the which' waa prfnfed today clrcatat- to both parlies lo the dispute. i Pelrograrl, Oct. hundred .fiire, it li tittttHei, wete burned (o denth, kuJ many others mlEsIng u-a rcault of a (Ire .wtlch destroyed an Army nosl office, and omccrs hospital. SUBMARINE INSURANCE CopennflBcn.-'Ocl. da 7 from nutiniirfncs decreased and ff fnanranco bn-Xorwegldii cargoes In .Iho North Sea his been rciluccd from on 'It wu Cape Breton Men' Want Assur- ance of Work for Idle Miners Bl proclairintlonv whiclr will be published.broadcast-on'.Salu'rday call- ing out tbe Ural class of mon-provUes called dut-muiljelther report for service or claim McmpUon on or her 10. Exemption tribunals will begin their wort-oh November 8 and muat com- plete. U by-December 10, which Is the dale on which-any man will called to the colors. Regulations which will be publish- ed tonenrrenlly with the proclamation contain .some stringent provision: penalties are' bribery or attempted Halifax, Oct. hundred min- ers, employees ot Ihe Isova Scotia and at Sydney have passed a resolution which ,has been sent LO Sir Robert norden and Hon. G .H. Murray ashing ihat the government taVo over all of the 'mines of the' Nova.Scotia Steel and Coal Company; "and thas provide worK.for the men now idle." Foiling a redress ol their (roubles during the coming week, the'men.ask all miners In Nova Scotia lo work four days per week and so provide n'share of. the work for (heir'fellow-workmen who are now Idle. sowed fall ptooglirnij Bros, wirt nt in 4dO or 600 TM of lali wniitjt'ejf year, and It Is that Mr. will also fnl In quite ANOTHER OITER: OF PEACE, COMING Amsterdam, V many and havo agreed to >ulte andlher peace ofter Denlsche M Berlin sayi ttileanti On -good Tha1 titter win hare as der of lerrllory, the renuacialkiri of 4 jws'Jtlre lerrHorWi: Mom for pftymtnU In 'nMmey antf. o' hi'dciif.'ilNr.' er.- C ,t. Pclrograd, OcL railway men's strike JIM caused Ihe goVern- ment to'cJectifc to grant Ihc increas- ed wngcs rtemflnded as from Sept cm her 1. Thin will necessitate an ex- of roubles an- nuaHy, which (ho goremmcnl haft rfe- ctdod to meet by a re-arrangement ol railway, rites.- Sfmaltnneoualy BOTernrnent will proinulgalo a ._.. for special food supplies for per', howcrcr; say i publication ot these UMsnreft, government will lo negotUiU with striken and kaa under conttdenllon Uie 6t Uklfig legal action i gains I the Vtrttu commfftev, A number of lallons have nottflcd the goTerdm of iherr to co-opertie n; ending. the alrlke. Latest r the Moscow and rnUwij? fttrlke t Ifnes are iftt Iht workrrif n on pfoleillng ffiCERIlIHAI provided, for bribery. Any oC attempting to ,__ member of an exemption board or ratlfUry will be liable to a lerm of Imp'rlsonment not exceeding five years and not less tbffn one year. Im pclBoriraent only Is prbvlrted." There 13 no, fine. There arc also regulations ot spec' ial Importance to-employers- In. cer fain qaarters, (he fear has-been ei- presiM .that an unacrupulous em- iloyer might (ate odvcvnt >ge erf Uie act to bring'down wages, >r, similarly an employee might offer 6 work for less wages, conditions! an the employer exemption or, the, man. In the..regulations any iich action T.I11 bo an offence punisK ahle by a tine not exceeding iof less .than ?1CO or imprlsonmeni lot. to exceed six months. Any em ployer .who enters Into any agree ment wllh en employee providing fo any rediKtlon of an employee's eal ary or-wages, or for tha alteration o any condition of employment In con alteration ot tao employer exercising or'refrn.nlng from exercising hlg right claim exemptton from military ser- vice on behalf of an employee will be julHy of AH offence pun La buttle aj In- dicated. PemilUes are nUo for the employer who Knowingly retains In his employment any man In lhe class calledi qp who has not, on or.before eflher.'reporled for rlce or claimed exemption. No for These inlrws, Oct. man Inc ......j first class of recruit utirter the Mlltfiry S.en'Icc Act can n passport to lea'vo Canada unless he has been rejected or aecafed leave of from the military authorities, after the class has been called lo re- port. Board Ottawa, Oct. board of'gelcc- Uon Oct. many places tho French and British have advanced to, a depth of yards or more. Berlin Report nerlln, Oct. both sides of the Stadcu-Bocslnghe railway and north oJ the Ypres-Ucnln road British Infau- ry attacked today, tho war office an- nounces. Fighting (3 In progress. Big Advance British Front In France and Bel- gium, OcL British troops on Gravenelafet advanced onto PasErhen- dacle nidge and rosled yards Eoulhwestvol the town oC Passchen- The French crossed lhe Jans- becV and Droenbeek rlvcra In Uie di- rection of HoutholsL Forest and at an early hour were reported fighting about Mangelare, Gome nfleen hun- dred yards beyond Ihelr original front lines. At o'clock they had taken several hundred prisoners. The BrILUh met strong reslal- ance at Polderhoek Chateau vhkh they reached early In the advance. They were forced back A little by liea- vy machine gunfire. At the time or the lalest reports tbey. had again pushed forward. j. Held Out Strongly British Front In France-and'-Bet- uffl, .Oct. norlh bl Brood- seinde, at'Daisy Wood, .the Germans hcfd cut strongly. The iJrlltsli 'sur- rounded the wood lowed. Many Prlsoren British Front.lii Frante and Bel- latest.meagre re- ports savVthe.Germans aro Roulers railway. The Britian-vert seDdlnc' bicVlarec numbers of prisoners Tlie combined -allack of "the'British and French met with great succesa io lew hours ot fighting.. _ It is reported the Brfdeh have achieved success in a. small.operation In Hie region of Heiitel and Polder- hoek. The new British drive is being made in Ihe same region as Ihe attack ot last Thursday, one of, Ihe most.auc- ccssful British eltorla of the war. On that dayMbe Germans .ircrc expelled from high ground ridge east of Ypres, gUln.i; (he British dom- InallDg positlona ol greai strategic- Im- portance. The wedffe In. the. German the high firound lost, Ihelr position Jias mosi unfavorable, and another "siratcEic has be-m predtcted. Recent dispatches Yrom tha British Iront, however.' told ol hejivy rains and deep mud, conditions under which ordinary renewal of an olfenfiyo would not be expected. The decision to return to the attack so quickly may a. pbrpoao to. force a de- cision before cold weather sets In. or before Ihe German! have .recover- ed from Iho last blow, appeared to hare partially demoralized them. Official Statement 1 Tho lext of tha British ilatement ;ayn: "At 5.20 o'clock this morning, we igaln attacked on.a'wide front e.-st and northeast of-Ypres .In conjunc-' lion with our allies on our left. He; ports Indicate that satisfactory pro- gress Is being made nn all parts at the balllefront- Tha weather con- tinues stormy." French Jkld Farts, Oci. troops on Bulgtah [rent at half paGt five o'clock (his morning attacked, In, coniunc- lion with th'c British army, the man poslLlons south of Hie forest of Houtholst bctVDch- Draibank and "WclndendreK. The French official statement issued tlii3 afternoon' eaj-B thai Ihe struggle Is la dcveloplbg favorably for the French', r Tho text ot the French war office? aUlernent follows: -'In Belgium- morning: o'clock. ,we- with .Ihe Drftish armlM, pvtlllcrns ot the Germang-on Ihe. Houlh- Olst; forest between' Drathank and, The battle continues lo develop favorably lor iia. "On the Afsne front there WAR marked artillery acllvlly, notably In Ihe region ot the Pantheon.; "In the ChampagTie we were" airc- ceteful In penetrating the German lines near the Ilutte of Tahure. After destroying the dugouts our forces re' turned with prisoners. "On the right hani of the Mease (Verdun region) the artillery duel continues In the sector- north of, Cahaunie'Wood. "There. la nothing to report from the. rest of the Iront" COUNTRY AfcOTT-YPRES, ONCEi IN AGRICULTURE, is NOW A WASTE Ottawa, Oct. A. Magrath, Dominion fuel controller, hai re- ceived word from Washington confirming, the report that the embargo on .coal being supplied nadi 'ha> Wen lifted. British Front In France anfl glum, Ocl. the ABSOclated coun- ry before the war, the region of Ynrea Is now a desolate of argo and deep shell craters, H has been the scene, of much bitter and lighting arid the oriUlery WBATHEK .'Fine- and Winnipeg, 4 Stawarl, of Export Company, ar- rived from last evening and staled thai, Hit was still aiixfouf for. wheat and did not antici- pate nny.brd.ers'to cease buying. As regards-, asinrances that, (ho balance of Ihe.crop be slates thnt .-no., .doubt' an announccnienl xonld ho made'about that by.; Ihe governments" .concerned In about a week br ten .Buying, Winnipeg, Oct. was ascertain, eil Ihat.abont half ot the lino eleva- tor cbmpanles.resumed buying mArnlng .but A number of the 'lar'test have bought nothing since Saturday aVo not buying DISrCUSSING QUESTIONS Oct. council of the comrdercUl 'th'A. i threft- 'ecotiomfc to__ submitted .loUh'c m'enfarj'" of lhe alaei are' prtseSf Great, Brit- Ire has done its f Few EBCtors of the western front hare been' laid waste as has this one.- Farm buildings and villages have .been sirent away 3y Ibe sheila. Ilut a. fe.w. pieces of wall mark where buildings once'' stood. Grass and other green things hare' dis- appeared in the turning -up of the earth by the innumerable exploding bhells. From Ypres out across. the VVcsl- hock bridge acd over, 'the silt of what once waa from 'wh.lch1, the Germans were pushedrlast Tfinriday tho scenes ot demolition 'the days of the halUe of 'Ihe.Somme.' The unprecedented ha roc, wrpaght on Uie Somme front hardly 'passed wilch along the .Ypre0 frdnf.'- Most striding In'tiii" ;ali. ttfe': nil were .the. .scenes oi death on every deavl'liyiin. great' num- bers over this gronrid which- had not yefbcen cleared. At many plicca groups of Germans had Mlled as. they fought together and they reat- ei) ns. they. foil. Sh'ell places wpro choked with bodies The village of Zomtebekc Is but a memory, llolc-shaltcreil :walis.nre the only .remains 'o( the .old In other places (hero 'are- mark's of-piib- lip buildings bul the Village is a whole has disappeared. railway. ilallon on the' line, where, tor (our days Ihe British ar.i) Oermun battled .clow o.narteri, Is gone Ihere 'remans only a 'aboiit which tbe Oermws aaide their last aland: railway whfch for so long was iridftr British ran- flnd is now. being- haniiQererl by the is notblnf unf broken wu Broodselnife- wilt Its famous cross where many' Germans were killed by the nriilsh artillery Jfre. Tna Brit Ish'llno'ls over the cjeat ot this ridge an tie eastera aide. Bnedaelnda bas Kone the fame way u Zonne- ReuteT, daele and many other hamlets. The German rejoubls and pill box- es In Ihe Zonaebeke region tad most- ly been smashed by shell fire, alUiough many of them put up a Btout result- ance. There was one great concrete and steel redoubt which had with- stood the terrific fire lo which U was subjected. Its defenders .had been' driven bat by Ihe infantry in a pitched balde. The redoubt was eighty yards long and about forty yards wide. The walls, which were of concrete; rein- forced with ilecl: about five The roof wu made ot sheet steel. The building contained sir' rooms which would hold several hundred men. The whole country he're- abouta- was covered claUlarly built defences of Koand of the nils have rbled.5r.ta there. 'here AH the highways here And on other narU of the batlVefteld bare" beeir here-and f Ja'trtvi-J .New 9, mert' M the third world ttrln game waa anntiunctd at the lonal Commlialon. at p.m.. The flame scheduled for .today .and alto game for tofndrrow will be .pliyid -at the Polo tomorrow and Thw.ri- day, Friday1! game at Chlclflo will be movnJ to Saturday, and In caae a 'lixth game.will be' nicai'.. wry it will be fltyei it.tltt orlilnally -i Monday, October IS. Port Del. Arthur Is to let (root pickerel at '-Nlplionif on foTernment'fiied twelTe cenli poW: .Tne'iirfce'ro 'tbi' city Is elghi and ;