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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VK V I 1 LKTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1914 NUMBER 230 CRUSHING DEFEAT OF KAISER'S mm ACROSS IMBUE RIVER Amsterdam, Sop! first olhcial admission on tlic Geinian side of success the Allies, appeals in official c oiiiiniinic ations issued in Bei lin tins nfternoon General Von Stein announces that llu Gentian anm vh'di had advanced acioss the Maine to the east oi Pans, as, ih attacked In the en- emy between Paiis, Meanv and Montmirail The iiohttuj> lasted The German aimy had checked the Buush and Inench, and had even ilscll ad anced, but hostile columns came to the issislnnce of the Allies and BERLIN MRS WERE CAPTURED GREATEST BATTLE IN WORLD'S HISTORY EBBS AND FLOWS ON THE PLAINS OF CHAMPAGNE Fierce Fighting in Centre Kaiser, Not Allies, Uses Dum-Dums Where Germans Try to Drive in a Wedge ALLIES WINNING RIGHT AND LEFT London Sept official preil-bureau'today'gave out the following announcement: 'The general retirement of the enemy continues. "The British forces yesterday captured 1800 pruonert, including wounded, and guns, m eluding ano" la __ "The enemy is retreating ty east of Soissons in some die- e-rder." In a later telegram it is de elared that from, further .informa- tion trie captures of yest-rday are higher than first reported "Considerable Bodies of infantry being found hiding in the woods, havinj been left behind owing to the raold retirement of their forces These surrender at sight. "The rifling of villages and svi cience of drunkenness point to the demoralization enemy. "The pursuit of the enemy is being vigorously pressed London Sept 11-1 he conflicting elairas in otl.cial co-imumcations is sued at Uie ters of the fore es opposing earn oilier so flercelj in the severe battle emphasize the pru- dence oi the advice volunteered in tihe Lst French communication against dialing inferences from the struggle bc'ore a decisive victors is gamed The kej to the ultimata outcome of wnat perhaps will be the greatest battle in hislorv, sdll laging on the plains oi Champagne to the east 01 Paris lies, in the centre iorfivedajb ilie tie ot ba.ttle there has ebned and flowed, bearing Germans and Prenoh altcrndtcli on ils crest with terrific-losses qn both sides but Kith nut adjutage side HERMAN "MRD IS KtilNF The Germans still appear to cither to be miking headlong efforts to drive their w dge into the trench line to the Verdun and the .ilroady large arm; under Crown Puncc Fred- prick W.illiati) has been rei-'orced with the object of pushing home this at tacK the result of wnidi is conceded to be of extreme importance GERMANS RETIRL RiGHT WING On the German right where the troops ot the fcmperor are opposing the allied forces, Germany (limits retirement, hut not tefeat as Basest reported because o) tele- graphic eirors in the transmission of messages. BELGIAN AKJH AttAiV VOriVI The raicvval of on tropart ;ian army seems to he- a to the present it has t GERMANS DEFEAT RUSSIANS Copenhagen, Sept. erals Von Benekendorff and Von Hindenburg. have dcfeateil this left flank' of: the Russian 11 m j in east Prussia with v their eastern army and have thereby; opened the way for an v attack, on the enemy's rear. the enemy tin- Imlllc. compelling tbc German troops to retire. Fifty guns captured tlic Allies and some thousands men made prisoners. A 1'aris despatch says the Allies have found their stride. The passage of ther.Ma'riii1.cost the (iermans dear. The seventh French army came on the Kccite ai flu; risi'h.t nionient and as the German pontoons were erected they were swept away by French artillery lire. The Allied army consisted of men. ONLFMiLITARY PRISON IN ALBERTA TO BE ESTABLISHED AT LETHBRIDGE FAIR GROUNDS Washington, Sspt; President Pqjncare of, France-has cabled to President.Wilsph a reply, to the protect of- Emperor. William which charged that the allies have been using dum-dum bullets. The French president .declares in his message that Emperor Wil- liam was willing to shift the re- sponsibility for the use by the Germans of dum-dum bullets, who have been using them practically since the outbreak of the war. Af WORK M 2-11 Took Derrick Down in North and are Raising it m Segur- Field Another on trie'ground in the Segur coiinhv south of the citj and will be drilling merrily.-away as soon as the machinery can be'jiistall- ed The drill belongs to the leaver OH Co ind was formerly set Up in the north country The prospects in the Segur field- looked .so good xto- the Beaver people however that tl-ey snaked it out and are now electing it in this most piomismg oil field in the whole ol Alberta The company will drill on section 24 township 1 range n west of the ,th'meridian If the war clouds v ould only raise said Ira L, Segur man who ocnted this field last vvmtei, and whose drill is now penetlating: the earths crist in 112, there would he several more drills located in this aiea and just as soon as it does show signs of lifting there will be some act uil development Lhavanp reason to change my opinion of the Sweet Grass countrj but of course it is a trifle earlv in the game to look foi auj thing definite In ahoit two months we pect to report some developments Mr Segur is not the sort of nun to make promises about something so indefinite as an ojl well It Is soon enough to make a noise, he thinks when the oil is found, in ptij mg titles He is verv elusive and very cautious about making statements lest the public be misled He denies1 having made statements attributed to him in the Calsarj papers, and de- sires nothing but the truth published The Segur well Is down between 5fJO and 1000 Segur does not know the exact depth V stream ot has been encountered and 'Vill have to be disposed of before drMmg can proceed "Mr Segur is very optt mistic over the progress rr (de sa far and is contented to wait I Samples from the interior ot the well have been sent to the Dominion government, and Mr Segur Mr Dowhng, tne Dominion geologist some verj encouraging before he left Calgao Mr has O'one back to Otte-wa to bid to his son, who Is.leaving for front with the Canadian- contingera L A Kcmpher, the geologist fiom expected the city Their Appreciation of Royal Send-off Given the First Contingent Lelhbridge is weH- represented at Vaicartier camp. Besides the first contingent of- 35, the second conting- ent has arrived, and-is now-hard at The letter ol thanks sent I "Van tie Sc'heW hctvv Ant- _ _ niiotit Monv cnl Has Some Fight Left in Her Yet Antiverp Sent follow ing official 'communication is issued by UIL Bo gui government '.Military operations are continuing in, the district Antwerp and of a m the ilistuet of Antivcip and are of a satisfactory nature. Town Antwerp Sept is off mails anriounced. liere today' that the town of Waereghem, in the Belgian prov- ince of West Handera was bombarded hj the roi thirty minutes There were no casualties and on y a few houses w ere destroyed by. the German' fire: Ghenty- 11 Belgian troop- ariTpiiuuing i German armj corps, -vvhc1- i" .Franco An engagement lias taken placet on the rijht bank of the Scheldt m the triangle formed bv Audenarde Gour -tmi The .are t6'haae completely evacuat-sd the Russ Buys Canadian Ice-Breaker .Fort William, Ont., Sept. The Russian government has bought from the Great Lakes Towing and Wrecking Co. of Port Arthur, the big ice-breaking tug, J. T. Home, which will leave immediately for Montreal to cross the Atlantic. It .is .surmised that the ice-breaker is required to as- sist the Ermak in keeping open the Russian White Sea port of Archangel, which is now of ines- timable value because the Ger- mans from Kiel dominate the naval situation in the Baltic. It is understood the purchase was put through by M. Medzi.Khovsky of the Russian Embassy at Wash- ington, who recently called on Sir Robert Borden at Ottawa. Mayor and Comm. Gtace Will Give Ten Percent Salaries 4d Eataotic Fund todaj -with He to party of. finan them aro itstli Editor Herald through by Godvv in speaks for _....._____. We wish to convey you! paper our most sincere thanks and deep gratitude to the Ladies' AM' of St. Augustin's, St. Cyprian's, and Wesley Churches, also to M.r. and Mrs. Downer aid familv and Mr. Frank Colpman, tor extreme kindness, I hen generous donations were higti- Ij appraiateJ bv the undersigned C R M Godwin faergt R Sar gent, Cnrpl. H, Scullanl, J. Payne, G. Kenna. H. Wood, W. Storey, Vin- cent Sullivan, M. E. Schofleld, j; Someni. P. Clayton, G. K..Leorl- ovvem, 1 Hallard Mead F D Wilkes, G. Kennedy, Bomb. L. Russell, S. Smith, C. Clarke, Geo. 0. Greig, t Hunt C P R Cpnst J Robin son. 0 -M Hendne Corpl Chas Hv Price, A. J. Simmonds, George Bat-hr ;ate, G. Meek. i pressed two 01 likely follow f Mr Segur in tfci> city over night and left tills for f outta tnd the scene o[ operations SERVIANS OCCUPY SEMLIN -v _ J I 1 Nlth Seilt SfM'ltnj ottiipied Somlln across batile, Hopes His First Bullet Puts End to Kaiser Bill I hope the first bullet I fire gets the Kaiser. ttith thesL on his hps A Moerlarid, a reservist in Quceri helmina'" armj breezed out of the citr tins afternoon on Atdersj dc tram for Calgary where he will embark for the Dutch froritifct to help guard iu against the hostili tics of the Germans. "Uoerland is a decidedly prcgressive individual, and his become very kiuwn m since his advent onlj fifteen months ago He toas been employed ,it the Dommici mentaf farm during Hie most oi that time and is recognized as an eiperc dairyman lie likes Canada and tierta, but when d-uigcr threatens ihe httlc motherland there is nothing for him to do but fight ?nil fight he will He spent six years in ihe rinKs before coming to Canada "rtiiat will jou do nhen the war is over'" he asked "I'll come back to he an omplojec of StJ.lilwArbittlc. Jm 5 said. 11 Wrkeik .._ p.. R...here, left, some three ago to join Holland's army. WINNIPEG'S GENEROSITY Winnipeg, Man Sept 10 ten davs cnnvass, Winnipeg citizens have succeeded in raising one mllllonjdol- lais to provide for one jear for fimillen of the 1500 Winnipeg 'm who have left for the bant. and Ghent "Many German sol dicrs lrom their units arc made prisoners in the environs of Iprmomtt. German Press in i Vancouver Has 'Closed its Doors Vancouver, B.C., Sept.; Vancouver. German which das a Week ago warned by the Police commissioners for boasting of alleged German victories, heB .erased -pu.bl.icatton. BRITISH ARMY VVhen -Plans Ar- to September Were 19000 London Sept British Prime Minister has called for more men to serve the country, and when the gov eminent s plans are completed the British army w ill number 1 8o4 000 rneii_______ .Additional.. British casualties have been made public covering tho per'od up to September and bringin? the total for the campaign close to 000 killed wounded and missing. NEW POPE URGES PEACE Issues Encyclical Pleads .That Ajl Dissensions Be Put Aside Koine Sept 11 Benedict In an enej'Clical for the Episcopacy to the world urges peace and (notlier hood among tne nations In this en cyclical the Pope savs We exhort most earneslv those who govern the of nations that thev should bring themselves 10 a frame of mind whereby they mav put aside all dis aensions contrarv to the welfare of hnraamtv GEIWAN HEADQUARTERS Berlin Sept 11 gener al headquarters ot the Geiman Crow n, Prince hav e been estab lished in a foi titled positlo i to the westward ot Verdun Parts of the Crown Princes army have attacked the forts south which fllncft vester day been bombarded by .heavy artillery Mayof Hardie and .Commissioner Qrace this.morning decided to reduce their own salaries to'the extent of 10 per cent a month, and directed the city, treasurer to deduct this am ount from the.r raj cheques' each month, to hold In the treasury for the Canadian .Patriotic fund; now being btarted all mar the Dominion The commissioners tooK their (lueus from the Provincial government, which an- nounced jesteiday that reductions, i a, ying from 5 to 10 pel cent, would be made all around. The.oMect-.of, the. fund.is .to pro- vide relief fpr the families of Caniid Ian loluntecrs, and those ot reservists of the British French, Belgian and Russian: armies, and navies, -who have been called 'to'the colors. action of Haidie and Commissioner Grace is not taken as, applung to the commission, as Mr Reid is absent from the citj, 1101 does it affect, auv otner members of tbe city staff Tlie commissioners are of the opinion that the ciuc emplpjees are at rock bottom salaries now, and thej do not tuithei de crpaaps The action applies only to tliemsehes, personalls The local organization of the fund has not jet been foimed, but now that there is a commencement; doubtless it be promulgated shortlj On the Mavor's salaiy of a leai, the donation amounts to J33 00 a month, and on Commissioner s to 00 a month The cut "n ill applj during the present war Alberta Judges Are Opposed to Foreclosures algjn, Sept 11 The important announcement that no more ordois for sales be ror tao specific performance of sale 01 foreclosure in mortgage actions is made by L F Clarn, master in chancerv The judges, ot oxprcssid themsohe? as'being oppos ed to judgments in foreclosure proceedings in connection mort gajes during the depiession caused b> the great world ttilr nov, being wag- ed in cha.ni.ery saj b Uus undcrstaniling will continue until the war is Tt does not applv to has absconded from the pro! mce. The' announcement is of the utmost importanre to thousands ol farmers in Mbcrta, uhcree operations have been somonhat crippled b) the war It be of relief to debtors all ovei the province Charging Five Cents, More Per Thousand Than During Last Winter BOARD TRADE PROTEST Will the Canadian Western Natural Gas, Heat, Light and Power corn- pan, ia.se its rates 'n Lstbtalge' Not if the Trada knows anything about. Tile increase- of 5 cents a -thousand cubic feet, as announced -by 'the com- pany, will take effect vulh the Octo- ber reading. It hits the .domestic con- at the rate ot five cents a thousand cubic feeti This means _an increase, of 16 per cent.without any increase in the cost of production or distrubution The company had a pro- fit on their gps business for; the year, closing Sept 30th, 19U, of Had the 35 cent rate been in effect their profits would have been 000. Calgaiv considers the announcement as a flaunting insult and outrage to the people of Calgary. The gas com pany compares the price of natural gas in the west to the pnce ot artl- liual gas in the east, bat the Gal garv Albeitan savs that they might as vv ell compare the price of wheat with the high cost of diamonds, so far as justice is concerned. Secretarv Hav, of the Board of Ghicken-of a dwldBdlr dirteront-typa than the winged rorfoty wlJl make Lethbridge Croik- sluuilcs.panout ala-poultrj- butlding at: the fair grounds is-tobs converted into a piiion, aocordiug to the announcement made by Manager Tdc'Nicol this raornlne. The two mUi- tary officers inspeoted the Fair grounds this morning, and re- authorities will likely? -the issue. The' authorities -have been puzzled for Bome'tlme as to-where they could confine the prisoners of war captured