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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta B He mid Volume xi. LETMBIULKiU, aluukta, WKDM'.SDAV, SKPTKMUKIl 11. MM8 NUMBER 230 PETROGRAD BURNS. P -____;____ismit MURDERED; EVAC DOUAI Loss of Enemy on American Front Must Have Been Big; BritishMake Vital Advance WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, Sept. I! .- British troops today gained a footing in Peiziere and Epehy, on the railway between Roisel and Marcoing. SAYS CAM WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES ON THE AISNE, Sept. �10.--The Germans this evening were still attacking on the Mount Rouge plateau with desperate determination. The losses of the enemy in the last three days must have been tremendous. EVACUATE DOUAI. Washington, Sopt. 11.-Systematic evacuation of the town of ? oual, one of the most important forward bnti of the present German line In France, Is described In official advices reaching Washington today. A vast  mount of war material is being taken out of the town, the report ays, Including the equipment of the arsenal there, which was the largest establishment of the kind maintained by the enemy in the northern region of his advanced lines. BRITISH ADVANCE London, S?pt. 11.-During Inst night, the British line was slightly advanced in the region of Verm-and, northeast of St. Quentin. Field Marshal Haig reported In his official statement today. , The Germans made a counterattack in the region of Ecour-St. Quentin. It was repulsod in stiff fighting. There was sharp fighting also at Gouieaucourt. The Germans were beaten off, except at one point, where the British posts remained In enemy possession. The text of the statement reads, "We advanced our line yesterday In the direction of Attily and Vermand. "In the evening, the enemy again strongly attacked our positions on the ridge west of Gou-zeacourt. Sharp fighting followed, as a result of which the attack was completely beaten off, except at one point, where one of our posts remained in the enemy's nanus. "Local fighting occurred yesterday and yesterday evening In the neighborhood of Mouvrea and at Ecourt-St. Quentin. In the former case, an attack by a strong party of the enemy succeeded In anterlng our trenches, but was repulaad by our counter attacks. "At Ecourt-St. Quentin also the anemy was repulsed after stiff fighting. "We advanced our line slightly during the night west of Er-qulnghem, west of Armertierea." OUTFLANK LAFERE Parle, Sept. 11.-The village .of Travecy, near the southern end of the main Hlndenburg line, has been oaptured by the French, according to reports reoelved here. If the French oan hold this town, the Important enemy positions at LaFere, a northerly defense of the St. Gobaln massif, two mile* south of Travasy, will be virtually outflanked. Rearguard Fighting nrttlsh Army llondqtiartoni. .Sopt. JO.--(Cnftdian Press despatch from Router'*, Limited).-lit tho region of the Kpouy wood, our ndrancod guurds attacked enemy outposts this morula* and foroed tho onoiny Into rearguard fighting on his advanced line. A captured order shows In tho clcni'OHt way that tho direction at military moveniouts lately has loft much lo be desired. 11 is admitted that many serious blocks and delays havo resulted from our attacks. Tula evening;, inclement weather praventod aerial activity. In ouo day's fafbtlng we dropped nine bit; bombs, 912 smaller bombs, fired 44,350 rounds Into battery positions and machine gun emplacements, destroyed two en- emy balloon* and crashed or drove down l!i airplanes. On Italian Front. Home, Sept. )0.-The. following statement was isaued tonight by the Italian war office: "In the Uossl Casino region, north of Mont Allisblmo, repeated attempts at hostile! attacks failed under our (ire. The enemy suffered heavy losses. In the Alano basin, one of our parties raided the enemy line, overcoming Ihe sentinels ami putting to flight a strong enemy detachment that came to their aid. Our party returned, bringing some prisoners. "In the Lagarlna valley. In the region north of Grappa, along tho middle Have, artillery and reconnottoring parties have been very active. Our party exploded a largo deposit of munitions in the Zugana Tortna! position. VERY QUICKLY Karon Shaughnessy, of the CP, It. Very Hopeful About Canada After The War REACHES HEAD OF LAKES ON TRIP THROUGH WEST DIED FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY HUN REGT. REFUSES Another Regt. Ordered to Fire on Them Also Mutinies- Fight Results ? ? ? > Amsterdam, Sept. 11.-A German regiment, the 25th, mutinied at Cologne on Aug. 31, according to the Telegraaf. An eye-witness of the incident says that the soldiers, on being ordered to leave Cologne for the western front, refused to board a train. Another regiment was then ordered to force the refractory troops to enter the cars, but they refused to fire on their comrades. A detachment of home defense guards, composed of youths, war, then ordered to undertake the task and a fight followed, in winch 11 members of the defense guards were killed and many others were wounded. E Govt. Has Already Encountered Snags in its New Policy of Wheat Control A censor In Prance recently reported that of two hundred letters ho hud censored in one day, one hundred and eighty containod references to the good work of the Salvation Army amongst, the boys. Help the Ktilvution Army work by giving something to tho ounvus-set's when they cumo round on Saturday of this week. ? Ottawa, Sept. 11.-Difficulties which havo arisen in connection with tho purchase of tho wheat crop are novy under consideration. A few dayN ago. tho Dominion government, through tho hoard of grain supervisors, took control of the purchase of wheat and Its shipment overseas, Previously, purchaso of wheat for the allies and Its transportation across the Atlantic, was in the hands of the Whoat Export company, as representing the Imperial government. In making the change in control, now mnchinory hast had to be e.roated and. it is stated, It is In this connection that difficulty is being encountered. A number of tho principal western grain men are reported to be coming to Ottawa to interview tho government In regard to the situation. It Is expected tltat the board ot supervisors will be hero shortly. ( A feature of the new arrangements is that the purchase of wheat and grains for export and for Internal demands Is thrown open to dealers and shippers, ns beforo the war, subject to supervision and control by tho government. DESTROYER SUNK. London, Sept. 10.-- The admiralty announces thut a torpedo boat destroyer was sunk Sunday as tho result of a collision during a fog. There were no casualties. Kort William. Out.. Sept. m.-"Canada with her great natural resources will be able to adapt herself and adjust her industries very iiulckly after the war is over.'' This is what Baron SliaiiKhtiftHsv, president of liie Canadian Pacific Hallway had to say as he stepped off the special train which arrived at the Union station this afternoon sharp on the stroke of four o'clock. "Preparations are being made." said Ills lordship." to adjust industries to a change in production] in the event, of a cessation of bostll-i ities. Tile problem of the returned ! soldier is of course going to be a great j one. Figuring on I'.pn.nnn men being over- ! seas if the war stopped tomorrow, It r would take ten months to bring them j all back if they eould return at the rate of i'.ti.nnn a month, livery man | .should be asked before he ie-ives France what lino of work he wishes to take up when he gets back to Canada and the government should work out a careful demobilization plan. All that skill and science can do should be done for our wounded men. Some of them will go to farms. I hope many will, but I fear they will not be very numerous."  Lord Shaughnessy did not care to have anything to say as to local conditions or even about Dominion wide conditions affecting the affairs of (he railway but he merely contented himself by saying (hat the present was a thorough trip of inspection. "We are accumulating knowledge every mile we go." he said with a smile." We will remain in Fort William over niuht. proceed tomorrow to Winnipeg, and then go through to Victoria." Pleads for Unity. Hevcrting to his former topic. Baron Shaughnessy continued: "I must make a plea as I did the other day in Toronto for the unity of Canada and Canadians. Canadians are made up of so many creeds, nationalities and races that they must come to a mutual co-operation in tgood will to (build up happy and prosperous com-inutilities. There must be a better understanding between capital and labor. 1 ltope all Industries will" follow the example of the railways and come to an agreement with their employees." Lord Shaughnessy paid a warm tribute to the work of the Dominion railway board. '-Kacli side, he went on, must try and get the maximum and not. the minimum of concessions. Speaking of ocean traffic of the Canadian Pacific Railway^ Lord Lord Shaughnessy said: "Our ocean tonnage is now almost as great as it was at tho beginning ot the war, although we havo lost eleven or twelve ships. Wo are looking towards Siberia and the new Russia as markets for Canadian industrial products." With a cheery wave of tho hand the genial president of one-of tho greatest railways of the world said that he might havo .something to say on his return which would deal perhaps with the observations glonned from his western trip. / "I win tell you nothing of western facilities for handling the grain crop," said Lord Shaughnessy with a laugh. Turning to Grant Hull, vice president nnd general manager of western lines. Winnipeg, the president said: "Here is the man who can tell you all about that." (Sudoral Superintendent C. Murphy, of Winnipeg, acted as Mr. Hull's spokesman and said: "You can say that we lia-ve all the cars and all the rolling stock ready for handling the crop and we. can take care, of tho grain just as fast as the furmers can deliver it to their local elevators for shipment. One or two curs of now wheat have alroady come in but very little as yet." In the party which left Toronto at 2:30 Monday afternoon, making the trip to the head of the \akos In twenty-five and a half hours including stops were Barou Shaughnessy, president; R. B. Angus of Montreal, ex-president of tho Bank of .Montreal, one of the directors of tho road; IS. W. Beatty, K.C., vice-president and railway counsel of Montreal; Sir Herbert Holt, Montreul, a 'director; C. H. Hosmer, Montreal, u director; and (fron> Toronto Sir K. n. Oslor and W. D. Mat (hows, directors. _ Dr. Unities of Toronto was also V(k& party. PTE. JOHN REDSHAW PTE. ARTHUR REDSHAW To have given their two only sons In the fight for freedom Is the magnificent sacrifice of Mr. and Mrs. Redshaw, of lflth Street Xorth. The above pictures aro of their two only sons, Ptes. John and Arthur Hodshaw, who were both killed In action. John last year, and Arthur in the fighting this month. Arthur was a former member of the Herald staff. U, S. Troopship Torpedoed; All Soldiers on board Saved LONDON, Sept. 1 1 .-A troop ship with 2,800 American soldiers on board has been torpedoed. All hands were saved. The troop ship was beached. Peirograd Burning in 18 Places; People Are Being Indiscriminately Murdered WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 1 .-A despatch from the American legation at Christiania today said reliable information has reached there that Petrograd was burning in twelve different places and that there wast indiscriminate massacre of people in the streets. T Ml mi Noted C. P. R. Liner Reported a Victim of a Hun Submarine In order to save time instead of launching the boats, the men clambered down ropes to destroyers, which swarmed around flio stricken vessel and came close alongside. This operation was greatly facilitat- ed by the fact that the sea was not rough. Tho troopship was a momber of a large convoy approaching the English coast. The vessel wr.s torpedoed 200 miles from shore at three o'clock oil Friday afternoon. REACH AGREEMENT NO BOARD IN IHE UNTIL WAR ENDS EXPRESS STRIKE .Satisfactory Agreement Reached Hetsveen Shipbuilders and Their Employees Montrenl. Sept. 11.-The royal commission on shipyards, which lias been in session daily since Aug. 1*> last, Inquiring into labor disputes which have arisen in shipyards in Montreal, Quebec. Levis. Three Rivers and Sorel, yesterday saw as one important result of their work the signing of an agreement which will assure uninterrupted construction work for the duration of. tho war. in four yards, where strikes were threatened. Other shipyards are expected lo follow suit. The aRreemeul is to date from Sept. 1 and continue in effect for tho duration of the war. Its main conditions aro a nino-hour day. instead of 10 hours, as hitherto. Timo and a half for ail overtime and in certain conditions double time. After Fob. 1. the scale of pay to he revised in accordance with any increase or decroaso In cost of living is agreed to, as shown by the labor department and disputes to be finally referred to j board of conciliation with no halt to ship construction between times. Crothers Cannot Grant One Strike Confined to Ottawa and Montreal L i Ottawa, Sept. 11.-Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, when asked with regard to iho strike of si number of the employees of the Dominion Kx-press company, said that he could not see his way clear to establish n board | of conciliation to deal with the dispute. He explained that tho inon on strike were members of an organiza-I tion known us tho Brotherhood of (Railway Employees and comprise a minority of the total number of those working for the company. Another organization, called tho Brotherhood of Dominion Kxpross Company Employees, had agreed to a wage schedule, drawn up by tho company and covering all of its employees. This schedule of wages was still in force and would continue in t'orco until May 1 next, or thirty days thereafter. Tho minister of labor pointed out tho difficulty of the company In conducting negotiations with two organizations, both covering the sanio class ot employees. The minister is watching tho situation carefully and doing what he can to adjust tho matter. Not Out at Toronto. Toronto, Sept. 11.-Contrary to expectations, there aro no expressmen on strike in Toronto. According to a prominent official of tho company, tlie whole trouble lay between the employees themselves. Montreal, Sept. 11.-The loss of the Missanabie was confirmed today by the Canadian Pacific Ocean Steamship Company. The steamer sailed from a British port on Sept. 8, with 59 soldiers and a number of passengers. She was torpedoed on Sept. 9. It is believed by the company that none of the passengers were lost. New York, Sept. 11.-The New York Times this morning snys: "It was reported in marine insurance circles yesterday that tho Canadian Pacific passenger liner Missanabie had been tor* pedoed on Monday, westbound from an Knglisli port with passengers and malls on board for the United States. The liner left an American port with troops four weeks ago nnd was com-ninded by dipt. \V. Haines. She carried a crew of L'tio officers and men. No reports were received as to loss of lite. The Missanabie Is n steel vessel of '12,409 gross tons, built In mi at White-Inch. She is 500 feet long with a breadth of 61 feet. Urged By Social Service Council of Anglican Church-Discuss Social Evil Toronto, .Sept. 11.-Sympathetic recognition of the claims of labor, regulations of immigration nnd the social evil were amonf; the questions dealt with by tho Social Service council of tho Church of England in Canada, which met here today. Archbishop Matheson. tho primate, presented the report of the national committee dealing with venereal diseases, which was referred to tho ex-ooutlve committee with the recommendation that it cooperate with the Social Service council of Canada on tho question. A notice of motion by Rev. Canon Plumtrou stilted earolessness in the Immigration laws -wan responsible i'or forms of feoble