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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta DON'T BE A QUITTER. BUY MORE VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. LETHBinDGE, AtBERTA, /WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1918 NUMBER 265 WIDE FRONT WILSON'S DECISION NOT ALTERED BY NEW HUN NOTE TIA 0 ON EVACUATION . NOI Washington Says Wilson's Decision Is Not Changed; Evacuate All Territory Prince Max Says Germans Wwi't Submit to Oppressive T^rms: Cppenhag'en, Oct. 23.-Peace con-YaTRatlons between Berlin and Washington have reached a orlttcal point, Bccordinr to Prince Maximilian, the German imperial chancellor, speaking betore the Reichstag yesterday. In hi! �ddress he urged that debate on the fiituatioa arising from the ex flhange of notes between himself and President Wilson he restricted as jnuoh as possible. "The whole German people are anxious to hear the views of the gov-emment regarding peace," he said, '�but I amiable to speak only with the greatest reserve and urge that the jnembers of the reichstag limit.debate, ns is consistent with the seriousness of the hour. The whole German peo-Dle httve-been spoken to by'President iWllsdn' knd this fact gives this utter-. Rnces of therepresentatives ot all tpartle* added force. -. w  . "Today, therefore, I am going to *By�vtaiB; regarding the intemMldllSW; Vfta��of : '�'Tlio president's first answer to the peadfe. move of the ' � _-'� , - REPORTED KILLED Ottawa, Oci:. 2.',.-The caaualty lii!t for today Included the following western men and officers: Infantry-Killed in Action: T. L. Edmundson, Medicine Hat; Corp. W. H. Webb, Magrath, Alta.; A. Waldie, Nelsdn, B.C.; R. J. Crawford, Calgary; W. Thompson, Calgary; Lieut. C. F. Buchanan. Vancouver; Lieut. ,T. W. Lowes, Gilroy, Sask,; Lieut. V.'. A. Cash, England; Lieut. S. D. Skeene, Calgary; .^'lajor J. C. 'V'oung, Englahd; Lieut: R. H. Barnes, Edmonton; Capt. C. S.'Burrows, Toronto; Lieut. H. A. Palmer, D.C.M., Stratford, Ont.; Lieut. Eflgineers-Sergt. F. J. Marshall, Medicine .Hat. Accidentally Killed: Lieut. P. W. Hopgood, England. Died: Lieut. F. J. Burke, Ottawa; Lieut. S. W. Thurber, J^LC, Preeport, N. S. Prisoner of War: Lieut. L. R. .Tames, Swift Current, Sask. Repatriated: Capt. D. R. JfcCuaig, D.S.O., England. Wounded: Lieut. A. B. Raisbeck, England; W. R. Murdock, Taber. NNEWmACK ELOI RIVER: ARE PAST VALEN ES Are Fighting North of Valenciennes and in Heart of City-French Under Heavy Fire From German Artillery. WOULD PUT CARS NiARNRHTHER T EXPRESS BAG in Federals No. 1, the old Grace mine, John Mack, the' coidpariy'a manager here, had a shaft, sunk, recently with the result that a 57-inch veln\f very good looking coal j^'aa .uncovered fifteen feet under the present workings of the mine. Mr. Mpssey, the pit I'ure-n>an, is entitled, along with Mr. Mack, to the credit for the discovery. The shaft was sunk in the southeast corner of th6 property first. Another hole was then sunk Bear the plant. Botli reached the same seam. Then the explorations were transferred across the river to Federals No. 2, and the same seam was Struck on this side ot the river. "I believe the "�eam extends under the city mine, and' if It -does, if is worth $500,000 to the city," said Mr. Mack to the Herald. , have been burning the new product and pronounce it a very fine qu&lity?' Mr. Mack states that he believes it is gas coal, which. would be prolific in gas should nu artificial gas plaftt be installed. Samples of the coal have been sent to the Alberta tTniversity and also to otlier places for test. The log of the new seam follows: 18 inches mixed coal, 3 inches bone, 15 inches coal, 9 inches clay, 20 inches coal, 6 inches clay, 4 inches coal. This gives a total of 57 inches of coal and 18 inches of bone and clay. � With the bone and clay streaks running througli it the coal would be, somewhat expensive to mine, but' it would nevertheless he readily available, and practically doubles the values of the areas under which it is found. ' Hamilton, Ont., Oat. 23.-A bag, reported to have. contained $20,-000, Was stolen from the express car of the Grand Trunk train which left Toronto at 8 o'clock this morning. The messenger, K. Williamson of Toronto, and his assistant, reported that when the train started to leave Sunnyslde, two men boarded the express car, held them up and threw off the bag when the train started to gain speed, Jumping off afterward themselves. Ottawa, Oct. 23.-^Hbn. T, W. Croth-ers, jninlster of labor,.is leaving shortly for a hoHday In thij south AVhen questioned this morning in re.gard to labor conditions in Canada, Mr. Croth-ers said; "I have had nothing iilto a rest since the becinning of the war Which has ;reatly added to th� on^irdtis of tl;e work of the labor.^.departn)6nt. I have kept constantly on.tHeijob and It has FOR JAIL-BREAKING Chas. Matthews, twice a horse tjjief and twice a Jail breaker, was sentenced at Macleod yesterday by Mr.' justice McCarthy for horse theft to eight months in the provincial jail, to run concurrently with the balance of his present term, which is only eight months. This means that Matthews win not serve any extra time for his second horse theft. ..____________ The convict is still to stand trial for been stated in tli^ priss tliat 'capl- his second offence of breaking out of al uni labor have got alonis iti Canada with less friction-thAn in-any other important �belligerent; qoitntry;'" the provincial Jail. Matthews Is held by the police to be one of the bad mm i of tho counti'r, BEHIND THE LINES Bruges, Oct. 22.-A fresh striking, instance of the irihumariity of the German authorities has been discovered by Belgian; soldiers In liberated territory. They found-a large number of Russian soldiers who were captured three years ago at work with German labor companies. ' The Russians had been treated with the utmost brutality and forced to labor behind the firing line. They were utterly ignorant of the Russian rsvolutien, the death-ef Emperor l^^lcholas or the Brest-Litovsk trea,ty of peace. HUNQARIAN INDEPENDENCE Paris, Oct, 23.-p� have \waeh(?(l,the ' line of the Serre riven iiaving niaderan.i^dvance of t'wo to three miieiTon an eight-mile front. � , . YANksfAKe BIG TOWN With the American Army ^/orthwest of Verdun, Oct. 23.-(By the , Associated Press)-The town of Brieulles, on the western bank of the -Meuse, which has been stubbornly defended by the Germans, has been given up by the enemy. ------:-O Dangerous For Huns Amsterdam, Oct. 22. - Admlttiug that under modern conditions eve.", defensive warfare on the German frontiers would Involve great dangers, tha Frankfort Gazette says that even the most careful defense on the western front will entail big losses. It is not to Gerraun^''8 interests, the newspaper says, to'make a slow, defensive retreat from Belgium and that fighting there will not unnecessarily prolong the war a single day if it can ha avoided. British Official London. Oct. 23.-The British otii-. cial statement reads: "At an early hour this morning out' troops attacked on the Le Catoau-Sol-esmes front and are reported to be making good progress. "Further north, between Valenciennes and Tournai, we have taken Bruay and reached the west bank of � tie Scheldt at.Bleharies and Eshaln. Considerable resistance was encountered on this front yesterday and sharp fighting resulted in which.our troops, pressing.the enemy vigorously, inflicted many casualties upon him and drove hini. from his positions, capturing prisoners." In Valenciennes. London, Oct. 22'.-^feritlsh troop� have entered the western suburbs 'of Valenciennes, Field Marshal Halg reports from headquarters tonight. Enemy' Make Stand. With the Allied Armies in Belgium. Oct. 22.-The enemy appears to be ia strength in tho anglp south of Valenciennes formed by the Scheldt and Ecaillon rivers, probably indicating that he has a defensive line south ot the Scheldt, on which he is going to attempt to stand for a while. . � West of Tournai, the British have reached the village of Ourcq. Tournai is rapidly becoming a peak in tha salient being driven in toward tha Scheldt by th British. NLEOUC DISTRICT Edmonton, Oct. 23.-Joseph Cameron, alias J. A. Campbell, alias A. E. Madore, who committed the double murder in the city on Thursday morning', shooting Sam Zappler, a clothier, and Frank Beevers,�a policomda, and made a sensational escape from the Northern hotel, was caught in the Leduc district Tuesday night by provincial police. He was arrested by Detective Math-esou, to whom he adinltted his identity. Cameron offered no resistance and was brought to Edmonton by motor at 2 o'clock this morning and shut up in the provincial Jail. Cameron, after slipping out of the city, got employment with a threshing gang on a farm in the Leduc district. Some of his workmates "sjopt-ted" him from ,the photo which appeared in the newspapers and Informed tho police of their siispicions. Provincial police, headed by Detective Matheson. immediately proceeded  to Leduc. Entering the place where Cameron was, they found him in bed. He acknowledged that he was the man they were after and auietly submitted to arrest. ' FLU' at, coast. ' Vancouver, Oct. 22.-Spanish Influenza cases, reported up till noon today numbered 1685, ah increase ot 169 �lnce j'eijeraiiy.j. . TE STATE OF AUSTRIA Basel, Oct. 23.-The Gern^an-Auatrlan deputies, in the Austrian reichsrath have formed an assembly for the purpose of conducting the affairs of the German people in Austria and have issued a declaration announcing the. creation of the "German state of Austria." HAND OVER REINS TO THE POLES Amsterdam, Oct. 23.-The Austrian authorities in the part ot. Poland occupied by the Aus trian army have formally band ed ovter the administration-, the Polish authorities, says, 'Vienna dispatch ' to the Yoa siche Zeitung o� BerUp^ to a RUSSIA, APPALLING New York, Oct. 23.-A message describing famine coiiditions in Russia as "appallingly critical" and urging that all possible co-operation be given the Red Cross in supplying food, was received here last night by tfie Joint committee of the Methodist Episcopal church froin Dr. George A. Sin^nionst Methodist missionary at Petrograd. "Send food for Petrograd by way of Denmark immediately," read the message. THE WEATHER High..............;......>.. Low............. Forecast: Fair, higher tempvrMU.rCj .-V 3S ?6105?61 6425 ?876 ;