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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.UMH X. LETHBJMDGlv. ALBKHTA, MONDAY, OCTOBKH 15, 1917 NTJWMH 258 RUSSIANS BATTLE WITH INVADERS-CHICAGO CHAMPIONS OIF Serious Cbndilion Arises (.icrm'iins Sei'.e Islands and Close Gulf EXPECT; ACTIVE INVASION AGAIN Tolrpgrad, Octi German forces L yvti Ich were landed on Oesel HI anil, at the "head of the Gulf of Hlga, sre iJiisJiIng forward to the cast and soutli, pla.clug.ln a difficult posi- tion tho Russian forces and ballcrles In the district of Arosnburg, at tbe southern -erit) of Ilio Island and es- pecially those on the. Cercl peninsula. Military critics predict actlona In the Cult of HIga, follo-vcd by develop- ment of .tho Invasion to. the' main- land, on the coast of Kethonla, rather than an allcnint Urwunl the Gull of Finland which Is protected by ralna lIcldB which tho Germans would havo to sweep under tho menace of tho Russian fleet. The nevi'sunpers exhibit alarm at lliA lanillnR ol the German on Ocscl Island. The Dourec Gazelta saj'B the Eltualioii of the country. Is more com- plicated because n, solution must lie found not only ot the unsatisfactory state of affafra In tho Interior but of tho problem presented by the closing of tho Gulf of HIga by the Germans. Tim Huaskaya Volla says: "Wcxure heltie Jcd 'toward but licrhaps ivo Bhall find our "rcaurrec- tlori." Tbc ncch attributed the disaster partly to bail rlnlbilfty and Die uu- cinniylcd frivolity of lead- ers of the IlUEslaii democracy, ffbe Soclallat press taken MailmaUsts lo. task. The VolJa Nnroda recalla Premier KerenBliy'6 wnrntnc 'ot Iho AIRMEN FORESTALLED Russian Destroyer Fleet Meets Huns In Baltic Sea and Defeats Them or OcscI, ol Ihu .'jeail of Ihc Gulf o! OIL Friday, occupied Arcnsburg. Ibe capital of Ihc Island, on Saturday, It officially announced loday by .BIG GERMAN RAID "ft. DID Ilusslan war office. Arcnsburi; la on Hie southern shore of Ocscl Is- Toronto, Oct.' airmen got fifteen Uothas In one night, forestalling one of the recent moonlight air raids on England, according to a letter received here from a Toronto officer at present In England. The date of this success was apparently Sep- tember 27. Oct. forces nouncemenl says, continued all day.' which landed on llio lluaslan Island) A ililril group of German warships. consisting of cruisers ond torpedo VntLs, approacEed tjio soulhweel sec- lion ot, Ocscl Island and bombarded unimportant ports of the coasi. Ger- man submarines were observed at various times and places In Iho Ral- iic: German naval aerial forces arc. supporting the land forces on the northern and southern sections of OeEC-1 Island. Further movcmenta, o[ the German naval forces Into the Gulf of Itlga. tlie statement are covered Ihc long range artillery of the alans on Oesel Island. of'a- Cpiinau coup In the Baltic, Tvhlch was bllBinallied hy the leailcr ol the Marinialiaia as an .un-. po.lllcal manoeuvre. The jiewspaper'Insists" on ,lhc necessity of an; Imphicable slmgglc agalnfit declares .Ihe MnilnullEt aspirations: recently displayed In the licet undoubtedly cor.lrlbulcil. to Ihc disaster. ,0nly Ihe Izvcata, organ of Ihp, council of soldiers1 antl work- men's deleEatea, koto at Hie disas- ter as a blessing in some, respects, saying the news of the German land- Ing came at n time uhen Russia, learning ot Ihe troubles In ihc. Ger- man navy was beginning to cnler- laln dangerous and unfoudcd illusion regnr' tlic Imagery disorganize- lion of tho enemy. The landing of (lie Germans lias Increased (he cioilns fronv Pctrogrsd whlcli Iras been noticeable'since Ihe Jail of Illga. Since Saturday llic licfcet offices have been beslcgcu, ninny perEons of- fering large premiums for llckcls. The slluallon Is aKRravnlcd by rum ars, which were branded otEichUy as unfounded, lhal pasecuger traffic will slopped shortly In view nf the oxpeclcd OTncnallon of govern- ment Jnalllullons. It Is said In gov- nrnniQiU circles that no extensive cvncii.illon -Is looked for, as no Im- mediate danger threatens ibc cap-. Hal. The new fronl la sllll 300 miles illslanl, nnd the roads are" Impnaa- ablo. It.Is not believed a landing In Finland will Lc owing to tho-scarclly'ol supplies there and to Ino fact thai provisioning ivoulil be rendered difficult, ivlth winter an- Broaching, by the freezing of the sea. The central cominlllco of the fleet has Addressed (o .Hie- Bailors an ap- peal which has caused cessation of (he mcd tings ot" Ilels.nt'fora. The Komi-official .news agency Bays Lhe first naval engagement In the Oasel waters'have' Ebown that an appeal to the crews of the fleet may he counted on ivltli corlatnty. Fosgea- nlon oC tho Gulf of Riga by the Ger- mans appcnra to military writers lo be B most ECrfous iiiennco and to give a considerable advantage lo the en- emy, who will' ho alilc, ID niaho sec- liro hfs comJnunlcallODg with Itlga by Xcw York, Oct. New York papers this morning carry three column advertisement sliced by Charles J. Dolierty, Canadltn mtnla- ter nf Justice and addressed to all a'llJii residents of the United Slates who coma within tbo scope of the Military Service Act of October 13, 1217, ordering their return to Can- ada OP or beldVe November 10. The order, which Is preemptory In lone, callB for loft return of "all male Drlliah subjects, unmarried on July 1917, or having no chll drsn ordinarily resident In .Canada who have resided m Cmnadft at any time alnce August i, iali.-miu were at least years of: age and vfcro born-not earlfer 1SS3, antl who do not come-wllh.D. aiiy'.of the emmptfons Ihe act." group of German tlic statement adds. latched A torpedo boat, squadron bc- Avocn the Islands of Oesel and Dago which [ircs.sed hack Iho Russian pat- rols. Russian naval forces cd the patrol and accepted balLlo wbereujion the German ships retired. Fighting for Oesel Island, the an- Berlin Report. IJerlhi, Ocl. progress has If en made iy (he German troops wlilch landed gu the Uusslan Island of Oesel according to the official slalcmcnt ISEUCC today by Lbe (jcr- man war office. German warships shelled the Russian land li all cries and silenced ECvcral of Uicm Svorb Peninsula has Leen cut off from Ibe northern part of Hie island. German torpedo boale, Ihe state- ment penetrated Ihe fane, era between the Islands of Oesel and Dago and In. .repeated engagements pressed back the llusslan naval forces la the -Morsund. HUN V DENIES THE MUTINY BUT! SUCCESSFULLY HIHBUFIAT SEA Broke Oul In Steamer Carrying Munitions nnd -Mostly Saved An Atlantic Port, large British slearner, loaded with Admiralty stores, principally munitions'and six thousand barrels ot oil in built, was towed back Into port tonight with firci In her fiiglne room compartments un-' der control afler a 24 hour battle to' keep Ihe ship from exploding. The fire was exlingulshcd nyien the ship was 38 miles oul of this porl. Ulue flames were scan coning from the en- gine room compartment, In these was stored Hie oil In every available reserve water (ank. The capfaln or- dered the lifeboats SWUUK out and wireless calls for help brought several government Responses nnd Iwo LiiRa. The crew In a lemporory panic rushc3 11 tu iliu uorus, ordered back iy Hie naval gunners who .verb call- ed Iiilo service. The firemen made .heir way through Ihe flames which were pouring off the burning and rltli the aid of the ship's pumpc.Vhlchj lllQ TheNewWar Cabinet T. F. O'Connor. Freedom Come In Peace Terms nd Chicago, The liberation of Ireland will come either through ihe present convention, .prompt action of tho Urltlali or througb Iho peace confarencc. tfiatlehdi (he war, according to T. P. O'Connor, Irish home rule Isadcr mamtior of par- liament, In BII address delivered Salur- lictore the Irish Fellowship Club here..- He charged England Vltli op- posing Ireland aa severelj-'os "inj- na- tion now under hut dccJarcr) the only ob.Macles to Tree relnncl were Bn Blind's' mlBtakee nlnce which In hlfl belief has arrajred Ireland all tho nations. In the Jlc ban to' America, h iald, lo spea he demands be ibandoned, rathor than raise America th; enemy to Troltnd. After such a of ths real portion In wblc'h the Irish In this iart of America declared Mr. TConaor, It will, bo no longer jios- slblc for a smill.huL to misrepresent Irish fenllment.'r AXIOMATIC MILKMAN' out year nflJnc bottlei ever> day or no milk. I can' I put milk In bolllea I'dn'L J. C. Me- KILLED BY Calgary, Ocl. Valentine, f of llio Calgary practice school nnd nn Albcrlan route boy WAS Alr.ick by a heavy touring car on Seventh Avo. wesl'Salurday hfglit nl 7 o'clock arid died shortly a Her wards. .Valentino WAS ridfng a. bicycle 'cast on Seventh Avc,, when a hear? bo and- the .Sinn Fetn policy Clanalhan. SyK News. Qrova (Kan.) ALLIES WILL HAVE J So Say Experts, Unless U. S. People Grow More Economical Ottawa, Oct. 15. The compoii- tion of the new 'war cabinet will be announced ihortly. It will conciit of Mven members In- cluding Sir-Robert Border, prime mlnUter; Hon. H. W. Rowell, 'president the privy council', Sir Thomav mlmtter of finance; Major General Mem- burn, minister of militia and de- fence and probably Sir 'icorfle "Foster, Hon. Arthur Melghen and Hon. C. C, Baljantync. The announcement' that Sir Wilfrid Laurler will libld two confcfeaces In Ontario with Liberal candidates and workers Is regarded ae a definite In- timation on the part of 'Sir Wilfrid that he retain'. the'. leader- ship of the Libenih parli- durlBff the jahow- have a possible surplus of bushels of -ami WapbinRton, Oct. this year's wheat crop only buehrls, or about ll.S per cent, will be lei I for export to the allies and neutrals alter the requirements of Ihe United Slates arc filled, unless Americans heed the .call of .the fxnd admlnislra Lion anil curtail their consumption. Al though Great Britain, France and Italy arc rigorously administering and econ- omizing their food, the situation In wheat, according to the food adminis- tration is one of great difficulty and concern. Canada; figures available contest Murray Sure Ottawa, Oct. changes await developments' from Nova Murray'.is. now nt HallfuL consulting irlth hla frJends 000 bushels and when he returns will probably be sworn la as j that, added lo the surplus of ihe United Statea, will inalie less tnan IniEhcls. The allied conn- i tries will have a deficiency oi Ires were soon Fre several of Ihe tanks to- was said to he well under] :ontroi; nway from other combustibles. The rained at over SEislupi BIG IBM LOAN Washington, Ocl. Wilson In beJiiiU of Ihc Liberty loan, Inat night Issued a proclanialloD sef- asldo Oclober 24 as Day antl people ol the natlun in assemble on-that day in Ibeir spccllvc coinmiiultlos and "Pledge to one another and lo Hie government that represents them Ihe fullest measure ol "Let ihe reBuH be' ED Impressive and tho rrestdcnl urges, 'that H echo throughout Ilia empire of our enemy as an Index of Amcrlco Intends lo do to bring this war lo a' victorious conclusion." Iy to take over.'Ihe labor department for Ihe time being. Cabinet-council iliil not meet this morning, but a meeting has been call- :d for this afternoon when H: is 'un- lor the election will be discussed. It la still hoped to hold the f elections in December, possibly on Monday- the seventeenth. pend: ing'Ihe appointment of returning ot- flcers which .precedes the Issue of writs, a definite decision may not be reached. WONT BE 10 P. C. Calgary, Oct. high coil of living commluEon 'has about completed iti Inquiry in this -province, at tht instigation of Mine Workers of the various Alberta A member of the commission slated tonight that the total advance In tht coit of neccMltfes woufd not Average ten per cent. porlfolio of secretary of state, is like- Edmonton, Cell announce- ment Ig expected tonight or Jn thu morn lug on the cabinet. Hon. A. G. Mackay Is likely to be Ihe only addition. Pclrpfirad, Oct. Chan ovsky, president of the commission 's Inquiry Into Ihc Kornlloft affair ins rclurnnr) In in an nterview with local newspaper men declared that he did not see In Ihc actions Gcu. Korn.loff the lier accused officeTK any character of lilgh It was proved, he aid, Ihat Gen. Kornlloft Ihroughou Uic movement crnimlttcd no act uf a nature, to weaken the fighting front General Clinbloysky expressed the opinion that Gen. KotnlloU can bo sentenced .only by arllclQ 100 dealing lib nlleniplB against the establish- ed reHlnie'and Involving tlic.pcnnlty of lite imprisonment. Sixteen Apply for Exemption m Here; No Great Rush as Yet Up II o'clock norolnc 16 men had nppllM to Him- Iy here for undsr the Mll- Itarr flmrlco Act one btd re- ported'for ,-TwUy stM-tho Mllltury Service Act 1ft fun f tht rotehlnery of ict 10 to some- whit fllcrwly bit 'surely ncTerthelwfi. _ offices Ibroufhonl the rcurntrr Will .Vo the cenlre of andvr'Uie act ap UlPNoYomber lOtt, men In' CUM one, btcb.elors of 20 touring car driven by Wlor. n (axleib ilrlver proceeding In Ihe same jlw to (Jon rflfi him down. Tho irnforiu'nale A. boy foil honcalh llio heavy. for pnofhcr 21 feet, or 31 font Two other hoy.1 on hJcyclei wcra ivlth young VnlenllEC ivhen Iho ftccldanl occurred ori'I olalc when lie irn> ftnly'lO (ect frorn the curb ond on the rfghU aldo of Ihe, also nlalo WIcr ill) not soiind Ma lioni. e mMIUrr aai not --ii. ChM 1 B dear of e cd.of lhflrrt_TlM ..cill'ed on _ Uanlfr (hli found him buallj1 and CtrdBlon, Alii.. Ocl. Ihc D.O.C. at Ci ap Are Angry Britain al the Strenuous Measures Taken Against Them Amsterdam, Ocl. Maasbodc says It learnsjlhat all Dutch shipping to England has hccn slopiied on ac- count ot (he reni.lne differences be cen. Great Britain and Holland. Great Urltaln on Oct. 11 stopped nil commerclRl cnblo commun leal Ion with Holt (ml utilll such ttmc a.i The Neth- erlands government placed refllrlclton transit or Band, gravel and Ecrap melal from Germany to Belgium by wur ot Holland, The British gov ernment contended that (hfs concrete raw material was being used hy the UernltnR In great ciu antl [feu In the con- slructlcin ol dugouts lo the [detriment of (he flrlllsli solrllcr.1. jnvcrn ll crnm'ertt showed, desptlo the i The Nelher -by- Committed-No Act Calculated to Weaken the Fighting Front Ocl. 15. Tho German aOniKalty lus been forced to issue an exjOjiDstory aiaictnont ro gar dins the raut- In ihc which Chan- cellor Mkliaclls and Vice Ad- miral. Yon Capellc CDtlcavorcd lo place tbo blame on Ihc Inde- pendent Socialist parly, and now declares that the afTalr was cinfmtd to a single ship, wliere'a sailors cndcavoreil to carry out uot a mutiny ou ihc Nuniberg and Tour battle- ships. Oltaiva, Oct. TolloTvI stalement was authorized tonight: "Sir WlUrld Laurler has lost hue In rallying Ihe force3 ot Llberal- sm to meel the conditions created by the formation ot'the new Dordcn government; The Liberal leader bas arranged to hold tivo contereaces wlili the Liberal candidates In On ;arlo and Ihc representatives of ILe county I.llicral aasoclatlons. The [irst of these conferences will bo li eld'.in on J'iirfay-next, Oct. 19, and will be attended by., can dictates and rcpreEentaLlvei oE. tho counties, cast oC Kingston. The second con-. ierence for western Ontario will be held the following a place to. IIQ decided on later." Flanders Vast Sleugh of Mud and Hains Saturday SUCCESSFUL RAIDS ARE CARRIED OUT I CM Daring Act of a British Officer Shames Ithe Hun Barbarians PETERSON RELEASED. Rcginai Sash., Oct. Private information readied 1- the city today from Ottawa C- Dial one of the first acts of the new solicitor general, Hon. Hhg.1 Gullirle, irns lo nsk for the freedom oC Clayton Peterson, wh6 was Bent up three months" RRO In conncc- lion with' iicrjury charges aHsinK but of illc v lion1 Into the' DradahAW graft charges. 'request iras complied with. London, Ocl.'B Ottawa correspon- dent at BritlEh headquarters lelc- graplis: The woflther cleared7up today, re- newing opportunities for- acrinl ac- tivity. battletront is fi vast wcllorlag panorama of mud Islets and counllcas, green shell Iioles. A .ren.a.kablo Instance of most cool Individual daring "Is being told of an officer', enraged because n nest of Gcrnuin snJners were firing our stretcher-bearers, allhough Ihc enemy sfrelchcrbearers were work- Ing alongside Cor a considerable time unmolesled after a number of ours had been shot down. The officer carrying o flee] Cross, walker1 boldly to the sniper's hiding, place and In tho most rigorous German lo tell the snipers what lie thought ol them and their barbarity. He thereupon returned safely and not a single sliol came afterwards from Ihe snipers' neat. sli front In Franco and glum, Oct. .tho Associated tho exception ot two jrlef intervals of sunlight there a continuous Lard rain Saturday on the Belgian This was most Import- ant news from the new battle line lor It meant that the low-lying fields in, Flanders were rapidly being turned In- to that stale ol liquidation which rep- resented Flanders at its worst, and Flanders at its .worst bat lew compe- titors. Troops in the forward lines ot tho opposing armies were lying oulijn this wilderness of mud and water vrkh lie protection from 'the cold, driving rain, watching each other intently but ruali.ns few attempts to stir from their morass-bound positions. Desultory fightmg was continuing for the. lines come close togcl her (n ninny places and rlflea and machine guns were pouring streams of bullets across No Man's Land. The British were dThging doggedly to the strips oi territory which they had won from tho enemy on Friday. Mattert of Wonder That Field Marshal Half's men were able lo advance at all over this al- most Impassable ground 13 still a. maU ler of .wonder among observers. As a esult of Friday's attack, the Britlsli: niproved (heir positions on the left Ting lo the north of Poelcapclle, In ome places they made no advance at H or raiber irere pushed forward and hen forced to [all back because of Ibe mud barriers which they'encountered. Successful- .7 Oct. further Infan- ry engagements have occurred on the rpnt of the British in Uclgium. In fiucccsslul raids 'yesterday largo losses' were inflicted on the Germans. Kpl-. owing is tbe official account of thcW operations: "Our positions on the main ridge south of I3rdbdseinde ivere heavily bombarded during the night by the enemy. No infantry action has taken place. v "fn a succcEsTul raid carried out by us yesterday afternoon, southeast .of Monchy-liC-Frcuifl East Connfy troops captured 3G prisoners and two ma-- chine'guns. i Two hundred Germans -were billed by the Jnfanlfy and seven, of tho enemy's dugouts were destroyed with explosives. v "Another successful ratd was car- ried out by South Midland territorials northeast of Iloeui. A number ot the'enemy wore killed, his dugout's destroyed, and tirelve era were tafccn." SAD AFFLICTION Fight Resulls of Criticism of and Othere Montreal Oct. or a' violent kind has broken out In .the East Knd as a TesuU of Ihe detemiJn-; allon of some anll-consCElplIonlsta, not ID permit of any criticism ol Sir Charles Mohair met with n sad af- Wilfrid haurlcr. Martin, or. any fllcilon Jasl Tuesday .morning, ile olhcr prominent. LJberali cf- was killed in the Istonc. that district. McrcyrlJlc (Iowa- Uannpr. Chicago White Sox Win World's Champions Chicago Polo arounrts Kev The ,'efo. 7 M 6 .3 New i Ocl.- 15.- k _, SAFELY THROUGH HY CiTRFET PAH MY bfHtAT CAR wide public on Saturday 'nut the ipalwJals were belnr uauUor empllon board for this district, Messrs. w. a. ,m ba MICHAEI, REFUSED PORTFOLIO Ottawa, Ocl. .la tttot Dr. Mlchaal Clart ww, cf-_, Ured In Mnlan but fMFIni .that ht tMt bt mon aMlat- jrnniilnlnf the aislsted hy Major H: B. Brown as mill- la rr rsprotntatlrt. Thlf will five Cardston district a Tery able botrcl of falr-nlnded men .'n whom all cltludr- liars cooAdtnce. The brnofht Ihe appolnfrient ot enter comranndluf (o Major Drown of the horns mllllirr corjM Ihe J.Trd Alberta comprlslns Clareaholni, Pin' chtr Creek, Mtfrath and L'lrdslnn. !C> all right'10 beiopdralillc, bit a man should not whistle whllft light. WEATH1 all Low and k. Uraplrca: Klem'on balls and 13; O'Longnlln at rirsi base; Ev- L second base, anri Rfclcr at third Flrit Inning) Collins up; strike one; foul, elrlke Iwo .Klelcher Mrac In behlriu Tjc-n'oti and took J. Collins' hop- per'and him oul. AicMiillen un; ball one; McXullen sent i weak (oul (o Colllna up. The sUnrtu tnoed Eddie to itte echo. Slrlko one; B. orer second. Jackion up, strike one. llenoe took' flow rollir and leased him S'o runs, one hit, no errors. OfcrrU Hurts up. Mdle Collfns threw Ant Burns bitting (he flrst ball pitched, llenug Up, strike one, ball'cine.' Iferiog shot a.fllngle ftrtr Kiolt up, strike ON PAOK SIX) Following a meellne of 91. .Mary's' I-abor Club, at which. Mired one ot Ihp antl-conBCrlntlonlsIa; un- der arrest, was gltcn a ala'p in thfi (nee Bder an argumcnty several slrecl anil two or thru of the anll-conscrlpllonlsti at- tacked anrt hurl. -According lo ve- pnrla, one .wag, struck1 ftacl knocked down and kicked several times wh'lla lying on the sidewalk nnd another prominent oralbr ol the samo school, wna also Barfly- beaten. I midnight nnd continued along Toronfo. uci, surviving Cnthcrlno street, near'lhe.corner of. fourteen months' vigorous lighting In i Mnlasoneuve street, nml roged well- France. In wlilch lie won the D. ward as far as St. Denfs street. PEACE RESOLUTION Ocl. There lo bo ft" growing movement in .soiitl) Germany, against Ihe non-an- wai on Ihe eve of his rfepurlnre for neiallon and non-lndemnrtj basis at while corner of Queen and Vlct'orfa it.reclg on Friday nlgnl, and injarlcs which resulted In dealh In n local liorpltal early Suturdfty. morning. He was on Ihe eve of his rfepurlnre for nrlljsH, Columbia io two months leave of -abtence with his mother. i. NO. PATVCHEO-UF PEACE Oct. Riuiir's i Ranuay .MacdonM M.F., (b. o( Looghborbnkhr (fiej1 JM not.wint a pttched up peace wKlch would oilr bring on Apotael' the refchslag peace resolution. Davsrlon centrum cd opposition to the, altltade o< .tie. Ce'ntrlsls in lh< antl DOT tho Liberal first .prtildent ot. house of depaljw, llerr, Von haj'- ifn speech rejectlaf thfl.Mei of J': _____ ttiit. rtjyIalloo-rtiiiMtbi nol Inconsistent with 'siKh lerrttwlal i alferallocs' aj are o( tie Oerow j ;