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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XI. LUTIJBH1DGK. AU5EUTA. Till I'.SDAV. SKI'TKMBKIi I'J, IIHN N! MBKH 2.".I DRIVE FRENCH AND AME DARING BLOW; Mr. and Mrs. Auto Owner (jciman Policy of Cruelty and Exploitation in Colonics is Fully Exposed. SUFFICIENT REASON WHY GERMANY CANNOT GET BACK HER COLONIES You are asked to keep your car in the garage next Sunday. It will save SUiQ.OOO worth of gasoline. Canada needs gasoline for bettor purposes tlinn joy riding. It con be used to win the war and that's the only thing worth while. The United States is observing autoless Sundays. In Britain no autos, except those engaged in war work, are allowed to be used on Sunday or week days. Now, for the sake of victory, put your car in the garage on Sunday and if you want to see the country take a walk. It will do you good, physically, mentally and maybe spiritually, anyway the sacrifice of the use of the car will provide more gasoline for war effort, yes, it may be one of those acts that will contribute to an early downfall of the enemy and an early end of the war. It doesn't cost you anything to keep the car out of action on Sunday; it saves you money. What you 3avc can go to the I. O. D. E. tag day, the Salvation Army or the Knights of Columbus. That means you can help the gasoline supply and the soldiers comfort supply by merely putting the auto in the stall and taking a nice Sunday walk yourself. Try it, and you will feel better Monday. Then keep it up for a few Sundays. r l London. Kept. 11.-II. I... (loorges. tiilministrator of Souihwc-1 Africa, lias presented one of the most sonsa-lioual reports ever issued in rimin'i'-lion wlili Herman colonial methods. It constitute-; ;i most damning inilict-jiicni of Herman Utiles.-; to ruin black l>alivi> lines mi'! is brimful of well jniilieiitii ateil instance; el rapine. murder, libit, knavery and ot despoliation f simple. harmless natives of ^outli-wost Africa. The evidence upon �which the, report Is based, is drawn from official (.ierman documents nt �\\ hindiirk, from sworn statements by liative chiefs and Kurupeatis familiar �with the country and from the wrif-iiii;s of Cov. Llutwein, whose term  office embraced Hie years ] Ssl11 to Jl'o.'.. and other unimpeachable Hernia 1) sources. Native Opinion Against It In view of this criticism tit*- following .--(atcincnl by .Mr. (icor;;es j; interesting: "Xative opinion lore is nn-iiniinoiisly aguhiM any idea of their �'ver helm; handed hack to flerniany. .Any .suggestion of an act of this Uinil by the llritish government, produced the utmost, consternation." Reign of Oppression The report .shows (hat the first ""> years of Cormaii rule In Has 1 Africa js an unbroken chain of bad faith, oppression, barbarities ami robberies. lniinal lug in the llcrero and Hottentot rebellions. During the first seven years there was 110 law for the native, .such protection as the law eventually provided not being dictated by considerations of Immunity, but in order to exploit the natives as laborers, The natives, thus driven to work for ridiculously inadequate wages, wore often underpaid and generally wore treated like slaves. Their women-folk were habitually maltreated by the (iL'i'nuiii.'i, who look them into forced coneiiblneage. These were some of Die things which goaded the natives into rebellions, which. suppressed with ruthless cruelty, resulted in ib0 practical extermination of the three tilhos involved. Horrible Cruelty When Iho Hermans first, arrived, Bit>'n Georges, thoy entered Into mi Agreement with native chief-;, but the agreement became a scrap ot paper �itul the natives were deprive;! of the liest Uind. Traders and settlers robbed tlieni of cattle-, which was thalr only wealth, nnil made-ln- trmii gov- j � |ii � . ,-nt pub-1 :i �>...fii | 1 independent ' of (he clergy j � � have united ' �e of it ; inf'ii- , ete;-v was IV- '!"--f;itches uM PIES. VERE AND Two Local Men In Casualty Lists-Other Names in Lists Two local men are in the casualties today. 1'te. John Vcre, husband of Mis. Vcre. si I liitb St. N , who enlisted with .the artillery, hut been admitted 10 hospital with gunshot wound in left .shoulder and knee. .lolin Crock. 11 -JS 1:1th St. X., has bc'-n notified that. 1'te. Albert Crock, infantry, woiimled in left let;. 1'te. Patrick Cavey, who enlisted in Lethbridge, and whose father lives in Ireland, has been reported wounded and missiiiK, according to nmiled list* received today. Seri;t. Win. .Martin, who also enlisted here, and next-of-kin is in Kimaliid, has been wounded. I'te. George I.earn, who enlisted at Harons, and whose lioine is at Hamilton, Ont. is wounded. Two Cran-brook men. Corp. Davie*, and Corp. Kny, are on the lists m wounded. SUBJECT TO DRAFT In Canada. If They Have Subject to Draft In the U. S. Heen Meiinonit"s who rome to Canada, and who were subject to military service before leaving the United States, will ai.'o he -uhject to military service in Canada, under the recent treaty effected between (lie two countries The parliament of Canada can decide the future status of t!ir'.-e people as noon as iliey become naturali/.eil. This i-. the information conveyed through a telegram from Hon. J. A. t 'alder a: Ottawa. There has been a ureal deal of adverse comment upon the entry of the Mennonites from tho United Slates into Canada, many believing that they had come here to escape military service. The Mennonites have larpce colonies now located in the I.ottibridRe district, and the above informutitiu will he of (jn?at int.nest. Washinqton. Sept. Uj bitter resistance of Hi" ernmetit, which sought : Ileal ion of tile declaraf deputies in favor of ,\ Czechoslovak state, a:: of the Hohomiati illo in endorsiiiK it. ejice, this action of tic ported today In cable having created a protntuid impre sum j in Austria and ll.incaiy and led ti>| sirong deniiiieiation by Vienna newspapers, which dreval"iit in Croatia that if the situation does not soon change a catastrophe must, be feared, accomim: to the Vienna Reu Impost. Tlie Itale and Uoinnmnicnl .-m-encies, insofar a= they are in the hands of the Serbo-Croat.-., are beiiiK exploited by them without reserve, the newspaper declares, the schools lioini; (specially use.! as a moans of spreadim; political propa-Ki'nda. The district authorities and the officials of tic law courts, it is added, no longer dare to perform their official duties. 1 l'cnch anc Dr. II. H'land, M.P. Anv.n'ican Forces Advance on Wide Front in St. Miiuel Salient, Taking Many Prisoners-British Forces Cross Canal Du Nord on a New Front and Make Important Captures-All New Attacks Have R.-m ^;vned AlonLr With Success. Ei ilk 0,1 FRIDAY NIGHT lion. Dr. Henri lleland. former Canadian cabinet minister, and a prisoner of the tiTiiiiui'i for four y. ar-.. -.vill be the mtest of honor in Uellihririue tomorrow, when he will lecture on Prison Life in (lermany, in Wesley clmrcli at S.I'iO in the evenin:;. Tim1:" who WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES ON THE LORRAINE FRONT, Sept. 12.- (Reuter's)-French and American forces this morning launched an attack against German positions on both sides of the St. Mihiel salient. The weather is fine. The attack made by the French and the Americans was a most daring one and so far has been successful. The attack was preceded by a barrage lasting four hours. The attack on the southern side of the St. Mihiel salient was made aloni a distance of twelve miles. The attack on the have not secured tickets for d:; 1. , - should do so They..... no: :��:>;;. of his I prison life in (lermany. an I oralis a � new appeal for the effort ti i crush Hun militarism from the (ace ot 1 the earth. REPORT EX-CZARINA ican artillery and entente airplanes are operating in large numbers. The Germans are now falling back on the fronts on each side of the St. Mihiel salient. BRITISH CAPTURES LONDON. Sept.' 12.-British troops have captured the j towns of Vermand. Attily and Vendelle, all on the front uorth-jwest of St. Queu'in, Field Marshal Haig announced in his {official report today. In their advance toward St. Quentm, the British have E ^H^|j j progressed as far as the western outskirts of Holnon Wood, Says His Policy of Fight to Finish Will Prolong the War London, Sept. 12.--Sir Ueorfie Moid, former IukIi commissioner tor Australia and memhor of parliament, foist, (.ieui'k'e's., died In London today alter a prolonged Ulnotia. Sir lieoi'Ko Houston Ucid was born in Scotland, but lived for many years In Australia. He held the post of prime minister of Australia and prime minister of New South Wales. Sir George visited the United Stutos ?n thu lull of 1917 mid made sovoral upeeclies in Saw Yorlt on America's participation in the war. IS ELEVATED Boston, Mass., Sept. 12.-C. Colvllle Hurclay. who bus been first counsellor of the nritinh embassy here for several years past, and now in charge, in the absence of Lord Iteuilimr, has heen elevated lo the rank of minister plenipotentiary. ON BATTLEFIELD Turkish Opinion is That No Military Power Can He Crushed Amsterdam, Sept. IfJ. - Following elor-ely on the statement published in Vienna on Sept. S. in which Tnlaal 1'nstia. the TurUUh grand vizier, salt! he believed that peace would come, he-fore whiter, the Neue Frelo I'resne of Vienna, now prints uu Interview with Vljuvltl I'asha, the Turkish minister of I finance, who said: j "I am definitely of the opinion llnit'j the war cannot lie decided on the hat-l tlefleld. A military victory in iho' sense that one army penclrate1* lute*; the country nt the other and forces: the eiieni) to .surrender by crushing his military force, I consider luuios-j silile and I have always considered ill impossible." I Copenhagen, Sept. lfj.-Carl dolph l.egien, president of lh man Federation of Trades speaking at a meeting of 1I1 lion's executive committee recently, accused l'resideiu Samuel (jumpers of the American I-'ederutuin of Labor with falsity to labor's cause and desiring "to niieiich the spark of in- Louden. Sept. II'.-The I'aily Mail j claims to ha'.e tm916. London, Sept. 1J.~-Lieiu. .1. X. AVard. Irish (luarrts. who has been Hilled in action, before the war farmed in .Manitoba and wus once in tlie North West .Mounted I'olice. Ills commanding officer writes: "Ho met death unfUuchingly at the head of his platoon." "Lioiu. J. K. Cave, (lying corps, killed, was formerly of the Canadian Sea-forths. Lieut. Arthur Kieliurd McCallum, flyiup; corps, killed, was tho husband of I'Jsmeo McC'allutn, of llritish Columbia. Tho marriage is announced of Major II. ]). Oxluml, flying corps,' und Thel-nm, dmighter of Allan Dubloton, ot ,J Victoria, B.C. EXPECTS AN ATTACK ON ('AMIiltAl SOON London, Sept. II.-(Canadian Pres3 Dispatch from Reuters, Limited.I-Capt. Von Sulrmans, the German military critic, has written a significant ;irticle, in which he anticipates shortly a heavy British attack 00 Cambrai. He says the Germans' lines before Cambrni cannot be regarded is final lines of resistance. He depreciates the importance of the St. Quentin canal and declares that the main defense lines lie further east. He also says the Germans can, without running any risk, voluntarily abandon all the territory south of the Aisne and retire to the Chemln-des-Dames. THE WEATHER High ....................... Low ....................... Forecast-Fair and warm, 83 58 southeast of Attily. The Germans offered stiff resistance in the Havrincourt and Moeuvre sectors, which the British overcame. LONDON, Sept. 12.-British forces have effected a crossing of the Canal Du Nord to the northwest of the town of Havrincourt, Field Marshal Haig announced in his official report today. PROGRESS ON WHOLE LINE WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES ON THE LORRAINE FRONT, Sept. 12.- (9 a.rrl.)-Americans this morning launched an attack on German positions. At 9.00 o'clock, they had progressed along the whole line. Some prisoners were taken at different parts of the sector. The first wave cf American troops met with resistance and at eight o'clock the second American wave was in possession of several points of the German first line. .------------O NEW LINE DEFENCE Paris, Sept. 12.-A supreme line of defense to be called the Parsifal line, is being constructed by the Germans from Antwerp to Metz, says Marcil Hutln, in the Echo D' Paris. The article says that the'Germans arc putting ths Antwerp fort6 in a defensive coiv ditlon. Only Raiding Operation I'aris, Sept. rj,-Only raiding opera lions and artillery activity along tho French front are reported in today's war office statement. New U. S. Officers American llyadipiartors in France, Sept. l:>......The officer-in-clilef of infantry and cavalry brigades of the American expeditionary force have' been established by den. l'ershing. Uotli officers will be members of Hen. Pershing's staff. The nominal Ions for the two new j)osltions have not ytt been made. GERMANS WITHDRAW ARTILLERY With the American Forces on the Lorraine Front, (Associated Press), Sept. 12.-French and American artillery this morning directed a terrific barrage fire on tlie German positions on this front. The reply of the German big guns was vigorous at soma points, although as a whole it was weak. There are Indications that the Germans are withdrawing their artillery, although It is more probable they are going to fight hard before driven out, after enduring a stifling barrags of more than eight hours. The Gsr-mans at some points are Increasing the volume of their big gun fire, but ineffectually. j Enthusiasm marked the meet-i held yesterday afternoon in the Uoard of Trade Rooms to or-' g; iiize for the coming cvampnign on behalf of the Salvation Army work, vvh'ch is' to take the form of a city wide for funds 00 Saturday next. Over 50 business men were present, and the following committee was appointed to divide the city into districts, Geo. B. Mackay, chairman, P. Lund, F. W. Downer, J. H. Alexander, A. Baalim. A total of $540 wau subscribed on the spot for the Red Shield funds, the emblem of the Salvation Army. Canvassers will cover the city on Saturday. Be ready for them.. IS REFLOATED New York, Sept. 12.-The American line steamship St. Paul, which turned over on her port, side April 25 last, while being wnrped into her North Kivor pier, was rcflnutotf on oven keel today and soon will he ready to go to dry-dock ;