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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME X. ALHKIITA, WEDNESDAY, SUPTIvMDKU 12, 1917 N'UMUKlt 231 Kerensky Hopes to Save His Country From Disaster byi Taking Command of the Russian Armies in the Field Former Field Tells Where Ilritoin Fell Down Early In War Says Lloyd-George Has Accom- plished What Kitchener Never Could Have New York. Sept- Tribune (Iila raornwR publishes Ihe following j dispatch from Us correspondent, in London, under yesterday's date: text of French's Inter- view in Purls Journal on the anni- versary ot the battle of tlie Marne. In Which he astonished Britain Iiy prais- ing Lloyd George, as the man who ac- complished Ip u few months what I.ord Frci'.ch sayp Kitchener declared It would inlvc elglit years to do, was former lo chief, discusses Hie mistakes ot Great lljc 3i Urllaln in the cnrly days ot tlio has proilurctl a lively controversy. Pelrograd, Sept- 12. The Associated 1'rcss was iufunuvtl uuolUcially early I this morning at the Winter I'alace that Premier Korcnsky was about lo ot comniauder-lu- assume thu L Painleve Returns Mandate to President, But Js Asked to Iteconsider Paris, Serf. Palnlevc, mlnlsior of ivar, that he lias been lo form a new ministry to succeed that of M. Jllbol, withdrawal Thomas and -M, P.ilnlevc went lo the Elysce The Interview as lecclved from Pans reads: "We hnil only one Idea, Joflrc, niy- Bell r.iuV nil our that was to save Paris ami avoid also nny doubtful engagement which might IIBVO turned into Irreparable failure. We passed then through days'.of un- certainly anil grave auxlcly. Nothing seemed assured. The manoeuvres on iv li tcli we counted were going wrong. Tlio positions we hoped to hold liad lo vrft would be aule to stop. "One day joCTrc informed me hi was Rolne Io cease Die retreating move- ment and defend Paris on Uie line of tho Marnc. I spent the day iicrsonal- ly reronnoilcrinfi the positions in the nclEiiliorhoail of Lagny. La forte nnd Sous Jnuarre. "On Iho following dny, cliaiiREng his opinion under (he pressure of events, .loJTrc decided bo should fall back slill iurlher down the line lo the Seine nncl there lake Ihe oCfenstvc. 1 agreed. Tlien, about Scjjlcmbcr 3 and 4, came the cilraorrllnary manoeuvre of Von Kliick, who, Instead of dcscendlnfi up- Palace at ono o'clock this morning where lie was Joined by M. DaurReols, and dlher statesmen u-IUi whom he had conferred He returned wllhlu an hour anil Informed (he newspapermen ihai President Polncure had Insisted that IIP. make further efforts to form a new cabinet. (s Reconsidering. London, Sept. dispatch from. Paris lo Ilcnler's announces thai Paul PamJevc, minister of war, liai! failed to form a new ministry anil returned womlcrcil inamlalc to president Polncaro on' us.dlipqlly, mover! obliquely to- ward the s'oulhnnal. lie was actually I engaged in-this'manoeuvre he learned of the presence of Ihe Brilisb army which was' slill standing and of the'ciislence of "Hie Sixth French army, formed to protect the capital- He was then, menaced on the flank, "and even before llic troops of Gen. Manoury crossed Ihc Arrrj he hart Lcgun u prerlpitale retrcal. "Von Itlucfc saved liis army, but it was astonlslilric, (o us that he iJId not continue stralsht forward In an at- tempt lo force a passage of Ihc river. "Wo were then able, by a_ converging movement, to contribute usefully lo the success ol Llic great battle, the full honor for which belongs lo Jof- Asked as to what he attributed the relative Masnallnn to v.'hk-li his army ivas reduced Tor long after tlie victory, Lord'French replied: "Ilcganling the operation I directed, H was attributed lo Inefficiency of ef- fectives and material. Franco cancel- ed from U3 at ttic most six divisions vlilch ivcro to Jnvc helped her await the moment when Husala aliso- lutcly ready, N'e paid Ihcrc the prlco for not having consented lo conscrip- tion In peace Mmca, "Later when Ihc Germans vero prac- prncMc.illy lieaicn, I was forced, for want of sortie divisions sent elsewhere, to relinquish'the plfln of advancing, which I had a right lo hope, S3 far as Lille. "Now the men arc Ihcrc anil moro, material thnn I ever dreamed of bnv-, Ing. During 1014 and 1915 I made1 ronllnual reprcscnlnl Ions to uliialn nuns.and ammunitions. which It was Impossible lo gain victory. I remember in connection with this liotnt III at Kitchener, after having pone orcr wllh oxncrla my program, which certainly was less amblllona Hsan hUs alnco been realized, declared Jl would lake eight years to manufac- ture what wag ashed for. "Forlunalcly wo found Lloyd George, ivho has accomplished llio work, which will remain to his eternal honor. "I havo not the slightest doubt that vcc will emerge vtclorloua from Iho conflict nnd if wo were threatened TVllIi Iho (errlblo of a (Jer- van victory, wouldn't If. be better to lie lo llic tost i Ms rnorcinK. The president asked J'aluleve to continue his elforls and tlic latter asked for lime In which to conslder. WIH Try Again. Paris, Sepl. Ls understood that PTC'. I'aiuk-ve will again, try lo n ministry. According to the MR I in, M. Thomas, SocJallsl member of the war council and minister-of munlllons refused to collahoralc In Ihe cabinet hecause'the retiring-premier, ?.lr. HI bo I, remained In Hie foremen office. When tho new ministers assembled last night. M, Thomas rose nnd said: cannot agree to'form part ot 'cahlnet tliat has M.- -Rtbor member.1' IHE MINERS Ed. Urownc, of the policy committee of dislrlcl IS, miners, denies that ho ordered the men In go tack to work at last week. the men vrcnl Finance Xekrasoff, that Ihc (nrrrs ot Geii. Korniloff In the direction ol Paboff mid at Duo, .which were march- Ing on Pelrygrsd have Lttu outniau- oeuvrcJ by the troops to the pro- visional Government a fid thai ihct'r r IrcaL had bren tBt GucKoFI Arrested Sept. 11.- (llelayedl. Aleiar.der Uuclioff. tho Oi-tourist lead- er and former minister or war and navy, who, after leaving last Saturday, Joined Ihe Kornilorf move- ment, has hfitn arrested. He Is now under gunrd al P sit off. Reconstructed Cabinet I'ctrognnl. Sept. The central committee of ihe constitutional itenui- cralft parly today" informed Premier Kerensky that the parly has agreed to its members joining a. rotonstltulcd Russian cabinet io order to avoid civil war. Abortive Attempt i'ct rograd, Seiit. 1 An a bortivc altcmpt lo prevent civil war was made ol ihe t ol all the Husslan armies al least until tlie revolt crufhcd. Situation Favorable Pctrognid, Sent. in aa Interview distributed today by iLc Ilusslan oIHchil news ag- ency said that ihe political situation could bo considered perfectly favor- able. All tho commanders Ihe front wllh tlia exceejilion of (Jen. jetiikiiif-, commander on the "wcslcrn rout, who has been arrested with bis chief of staff, by ihe military commit- ee, remain (ai'Jiful to the provisional lovcniujenl. 1'sMoff Is la possession" if government troops. Avoid Bloodshed Sopl. long as Gcucral KorniloIT does not open bostil- lles there (3 a strong feeling In gov- ernmental flrclea in Petroarad in fa- vor of avoiding bloodshed. Il is prob- ible that Ihe will pone attacking the rebels until all of llieir recession from General KorniloiT IF losl. Are Optimistic rolrograd. Sopl. of Iho Keronsky goveruracnl have in- formed Hie Associated Press thai while they arc unable lo report Iho fin- al overthrow of Gen. KornilorT they are onllmisiic eonccrcilng tlic general jiitualion. Uncondrroefl reports say {fused to go. Mllakbfr said lhat he- a iiarL ol Uen. Kornilofl's array Is' UTTcniCering lo the Boveriiment. Join KcrnlloH Pctrograd.-taepl. Tlcnl- in and commanding Uie soulhwcsl ami western fronts, respec- tively have Joined Gen. KornilofI, ac- coralne to nnnouncement in Pclronrad newspapers given nut by Ihe senii-ofTi- clal news ngcncv-- hy Prof. Paul MIlukofT, l Outmanoeuvred Pclrograd, Sent. The Associated Press was personally informed thifc by Minister of constitutional democrats and ono of the prime movers' In the revolution. He first oCTcrcd by telephone his services as Intermediary Cwlth-. Cicn. and later held itjpersonul conferenca 1'remler KwenEky, at which Gun. Alcxlcff. fornitriccraniandcr-ln-chicr of the Russian aqples, >vas present. M. Mllukolt retetcd that n few days ago KornilonT tallied him to conic to liis hoadnunrlers iut that Miliikofl; rc- proiinsed'thal he go to headquarters wllh authority for Uie government to ncgoliale peace between tlio factions M. Kercnsky, however, declared that no reconciliation was possible, and re i-clvccl (he backing of oilier members ol the government iu liis demand for tlje unconditional submission ol Korni loff. Gen. AlexiefT, after the conference, a slaternent ,lo Ihc press In which he said lie; ialetideil taking no official position or any aclion In llio present situation, lie oddcd thai be stele rod himself a prEvatc Individual and outside of the couflict. Kerensky Pelrograd, Sept. .elements ol the iiopulnlon nf Moscow, accord- ng to rouorrs rccpired here, eciplja- slze assurant'cs of supiwrt to the pro- vis tonal government which already iave ticcu given by the municipal :ouncll. Gen. Ycrkhovsky called all the oIHcoro of tlio garrison together in lie public square and was as surance thai they would support Pre- niter Kcrcnsky. The SI. George Cav- aliers Lave made n special offer o[ their services and there appears to oc unity ihe workmen's groups Vtadiinir Purishkevlcli, the wcl) known rpactionary under the old regime, who w as arrested at Dvii later relcascil. Is reported to be again in custody, T 1'elrofc'rad Is said to have sufficient provisions LO last for four or five days. Plenty of Support Pctrograd. Sent, V2.--The Interior ot the Winter Pnlacc was a remarkable sight owJnc lo Iho extraordinary pre- cautions first were taken early yesterday when hope of a compromise ivas Anally lost. Inside the newly erected partition HI the grand corridor and outside M. Kcrensky's olficc wcro pasted livo limidred sailors ol sec- ond Uallic corps. During Iho after- noon students of the school of marines were brojglrt Into Kie palace as ns parts of Ihe FrcohrazliQiiBky and ovskl reulmenls, while In the couri- yard were armed motor rani. Klse- in the city there was liillc mill tary show, but all through the night liosts of fivo and six iofanlryracn par ailed the streets anil occupied Ihe courtyards. The city so far has been All through the night M. receive il resolutions from array ant! navy units promising to support Itini The council ol workmen's and soldiers delegates sent telegrams to the tele (CONTINUED ON PACK S) Two -Million Sent Boards to lie Named at Once OLtawa, Sept. two million forms of exemption and report under the Military Service Act are in the hands of the printers and will be dis- trihnlcd in the course of a tew days. Distribution will Ije effected through Uie postolTice department and the Forms will be available al any post of- fice in tho noiuinfoti. lie states' lhat] Medical boards are In he established work on his TC- I nlraost. imrao.dinlcly In all tlie largo commcndallon nftcr they bad secured centres of population- While a man from tbe slons company's consent to shoot down their coal while the conlrov'oray over the .he company one of the conccs- In the first class to ho railed out is not Iliey ashed for, namely, ''the compelled lo submit himscit for mctll- i of coggff-ivas being set Hod by arbitration. "1 htivo no authority to onlcr the men said Air. Browne, "as 1 have not yet lie on elected secre- tary. There Is to he another election for vlce-proaltlent and secretary' In the dtslrict on Monday ticxi." COL MOTTO BE Montreal, Sepl. 12. Thfe Oazclto Ttulillshcs on announcement that Col. .1. S. Stewart, will be offered the Conservative nomination IP Lelh- brldEC riding against W. A. Ouchanaij, M.r. CANADIAN LOSSES 7500 IX POIM'NIGHT Ottawa, Sept, minister of mflitla nnd defcnM Iwvea the following statement to the Can- adian press, Limited: The casualties at the front In Ihe Canadian Expeditionary Force for the period 1Mb to y (he Institution of a licensing :cra lo include fenslblc. The Morning Post says tbat the ad mission of the Swedish foreign office refer? to Germany alone "concerning whoso guilt there is no The IJatiy News says: "A man may havo a perfect .right to post a friend's letler for him but when he [Inds himself mado inadvertently- an- accessory (o murder in the exorcise II is natural lo expect more Indignation at Ihc abuse of his con firtence and a Jittle less Insistence on his technical Innocence than, the Swedish noto An Wellington, Sept. acknowledgement lhat her diplomatic service acted ns a channel of com nunicatlon between the Uerlln foreign nnd Count Luxburg, but was nt of Ihc contents of the dla ulchea, received by stale dc officials without surprise as was thft dec] a rat I on steps wJ] laken to prevent a rciiclltlon the Incident. f HUN GENERAL KILLED London, Sept, Lfeut-Gcn. Von Wenninger anil his son have Lecn hilled on the east front, according to llerliu newspapers received herd. Gen. Von Wenninger was decorated for his work. In the operations last April near Arras. FAIR BOARD TO MEET An oxtranrdlnary of Iho Letbbridgc fair board has been called for Monday next when the directors of Iho fair will discuss Iho proposed am-al' at ton plan, end decide what San Frnnclsco, Sept, of- ficlnls witli the Irnn trades council of Ran Francisco were preparing tod ay a. strike of llicjr membership salrt lo tolnl approximately accordlns lo R- W. Diirlon, president of the council. A conference with represen- tatlrca wllh the California Metal Traucs Association and Ihs founrtry- men's association In ng effort to re- anil Imporls. Tlie step -wfla ilcclrfetl on with tho approval of President Wllsou lo preTcnl speculation anil ensure distribution. Heel stigar producers already Jiave acccpl-cil n Bfale of prices sUBECslcrt hy tho lotMi admlnlatrallon which means a saving lo the consuming public of moro than .between now and the First ot tho year. THIS ONE the desired change. 4> 4 the present contract between the men and Iho employers has been of Wheat Fixed and the i Farmers Generally Omaha, Kchrasfca, Sept. The roost cxlcuslvo sltlke In pacWns houso Industry In Iho history of South Omaha, was settled lnlo'yci-terday, Ihrough tho elfor'ls ot Fred-crick L. Fefcfe, eorernment mediator anil tlio men returned to work The price of wheat WRS fixed last night Iiy -flic hoard- of gcaln -suncrvlsora to correspond prices, as follows', iVo. I Northern, J2.21; ,Vo. 2 N'or-them, J2.1B: No, 3 Northern, 42.15; No. 1 Albcrla Red, 18.21; No, 2 Uc.l, JZ.1S; Xo. 3 Red, Wji Unanimous. Sept. The price, Tor number 1 Northern, was the unanimous finding of lha board, and was fixed on an canal bpiglg with thai of the L'nUod Stales, declared 11. W. Wood, president of Ihc United Farmers of Alberta, anil member of Iho board of grain super visors for Canada. It had been a herculean Mr. Wood, and lie thought Ihe decision eminently fair to all Inter-PS13. northern said Mr. IV'oad, "correspond wllh Me Slates dark northern praties. They mado Ihelr basis the northern grades, and gave a premium on (heir dark northern grades. We maile our btalv our northern grades, conMquenlly we had IQ fix our prlc4s with meir dftrk nofthern fradea. havo nol yet flied the price for number tlie quality of our number (our varies from season lo acaaon, and 09 the Tmmbtr four grade haa nol been yet grade il, ve canaoL fix tbe price tatelllgeiaDy. Until U MARKETS Spot wheat i 221 Spot call 87% October Mtc (7H October bftrley October flix WEATHER Hrgtr 65 Low forecast Martly filr. ou rage S; Allies Are Inflicting Heavier Losses Now Than Ever IJcfore on Huns British Repulse Hun Attack French Conduct Successful Operation I-onrlon, neuter's Ottawa correspondent of neuter's at IJritlsh headquarters, iff paraph IRE today, says: "Alluougu we now seldom hear any- about attrition, Hits process la clng employed against the enemy In von xrealcr measure thnn ever. oldlcrs who fought oa Iho Sommo ast year are of the opinion that tba al difference bchvceii tlie bat- lo of the Sommc antl the present cnslvo Is as follows: "Wo took a lot of prisoners on Iho lommej hut did not hill so Tcry many tho enemy, -while In Flanders fro Inking comparatively few jirlS' mera, but killing a great number loches. In oilier advances, attrition s going on apacfl. "The causes of Ibis difference arc not difficult lo determine. The tneiuy DII Ihc So more manned Ms trench PH n mass lo resist our attack, and, as Von Arnfm complained, Ger- nati soldiers frcciucnlly showed over- eadineas to Burrcnder. Moreover, hey had ihe cover ol a wonderful ystcm of deep dugouts wbfcb. pro: ertcd them from our shell fire, hut also proved traps when the British came over. Tho conditions in Flan- dors arc lolally ditferent. Instead o[ nasscd resistance, wo get a defence hat alma as far as possible at con- cealment end disconnected UctlCul wlnlb. Moreover, the Germans ara ollouring Ihe yoltcy of swlfe counter atlaclis more vigorously than Tlie result, In view o[ our great artll- erj- preponderance, Is most con- clusive. "The terrain does not lend llself.to aurrqwing deep dupouls so-that-tbeio arc ho garrison pasta with concrete walls sonitimes 10 feel. Subslltutei lor. these arc. dugouts constructed wllh .s almost flush wllh ihe ground, race being permitted IcT enable mflch-, Ine-guns helng placed. "Manlfeslly such a measure of war- fare nicaua slow progress, but Ihe slowness with wlifcli "ire gaining" territory la more than counterbalanc- ed fn past by Lhe rale ot waelage iu ihe enemy ranhg. German' tactic-) in Flanders are everywhere strictly defensive. The whole effort of the enemy Is now apparently dir- ected lo trying lo anest our If he ever contemplated taking tba ot tensive In this territory, aa was' slated in Ihc spring o! this year, there is absolutely no popslble sign ot any hope on his part of regaining ihe in- itiative. This pofnl to be realiz- ed In Us full significance In relation to llic present slluallon. "Since July 31, we have gained practically complete control ol West- hoeke ridge, giving us mosl valuable observation and obliging1 lha Ger' mans lo so far withdraw Iheir gmis that the areas of the old Ypres icnt, wlilch previously doiilog death, arc now comparatively quiet. We have Ihlnneil out'the reaorves.oC Prince Rupprecht's armfea to a de- gree which must be causing the ut- most anxiety to the high command. I hr-llcvc that the average German division now conslsls barely ol officers and men of all units, or not more than the Infantry strength alone of a British division. So that In es- timating the strength of opposloe forces In Flanderg hy the number of divisions respectively cnsagei, an ad- dition of atoiit one third must ba made lo the Oritlsh tola! to get tho true comparison. French Attack. Paris, Sept, troops last night attacked tbe German trenches in the region of SI. Souplet, In the! Champagne, and succeeded In smash- ing the first two German Itaefl and entering the third positions. All the- German troops garrisoning those; trenches, tho French war office nounccd this aflernoOTi either billed or taken priaontr. Gerrnani London, Sepl. troops, Mils morning attached the British renchcs cast of Hargicoan, t'toitt- Ala renal llalg reporled today from the: Iritlsh headquarters In Tha; assault was launched under cover of a heavy barrsge, but Ihe advancing' waves were met hy rifle and machine gun nro and tho Germans were ropuls- Tho IcxL of Lho slaltment reads: "Karly this morning, the enemy at- our [renchcs east of Hargleonrt'i (north of St. Qucnlln) under cover ol- a heavy barrage. Ills advancing ln-: [flntry was recelfed with oiachlno Run Pre and WM repnlseil. 'We carried out successful riMa last night northeast of Ballecburt. finrl'- south of Lbmbaertiyde. Heavy ciiratV-L lies were Inflicted on trie enemy and a few prisoners ivere 'iccursd by us; "Hostile arllUery has during the nigh I tn Ihe neighborhood of NetaTe ChippcUa ftnd in tbe ARE PRISONERS London, MlcWel Younger and T, W- Bowrlem (S29253j'of tho ftra ej prfaone'ra o( war In ;