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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME SEPTEMBER Hi, 19IS NUMBER 234 BRITISH FRENCH ADVANCING GERMANY IS BEHIND AUSTRIAN APPEAL FOR PEACE MEET BELIEVE SUB TO BLAME FOR VESSEL'S LOSS Whole Families Lost on the (iai-way Castle-Sad Scenes at Plymouth British Papers Ridicule Austrian Note as a Most Impudent Proposition Austrian Note for Peace Conference Treated With Contempt -Can't Treat With Treaty-Breakers-Offer to Belgium Is Au Insult-Germany Behind Note. London, Sept. 14.-The British eteamer Galloway Castle, of 7,938 tons gross, was torpedoed and  unk this morning. She had 960 persona on board, of v/hom mora than 860 were saved. The passengers on board included three hundred women and children. One hundred and twenty passengers from the torpedoed steamer are mla3i:ig, the press association reports today. Plymouth. Fan; . Sep;. N. Heartrending sreii'M were witnessed here �hon hundreds hi' survivor i of the tor V'lloiMl sje.llllcr C.llUilV Can'le WelO lauded at 7 oVlot:, Thursday innrsuiiK The p.i�songors were mostly women Binl children ami ii is believed that whole families have Imx'II lost. Among the survivors were lit? 1�- tot*  rnivi'ly able to walk, iiyini; in vain for their parent '. Parent� wero curdling for lin'-i.- of tlii'ir children Biul wnnii'ii wore1 seeking vainly for their lost liii:�l>:vmis--. li mattered notliim: that warm, ilry clothing di-Mriliuted to take tilt! Jilarc of the scanty altii-" t!ir> : urviv-ors snatched a-i they left the ship. 1ii"lr one thought �'in to get news of tlif� Ir relatives and frioinh. There (' -explosion or- ( tuned between the engine room anil slnltnholil. a fart which is taken to ) till- oiu any possibility thai tin: ship struck it mine. Tin- explosions caused � omparativcly Utile, noise but caused the ship to buckle in a most extraordinary manner. Sin was injured at tin extreme bottom and was b'tit and torn fie.ir io the upper deck anil s,-,-m-imI likely to break ill two jit any mo tuent In spite of the extent of the damage :l Tu'-'ier, of tho Canadians, endorses tlie campaign: "So Knights of Columbus of Canada: I wish you every success in the ef for: to increase ihe scope c; the Cana-i'.nn Army huts in tlu areas ot the Canadian forces. I fnsl they fill a bmg felt want, particularly inn on.? our Cti.-adian soldiers, in providiup; for tifit welfare. I nape yon continue tV.iae additional -'oriifoi's for the men. (S^d ) General Turner, Second Son to Give His Life in Service-Other Local Men Wounded City Was Markedly Free Autos Yesterday-Hopo To Keep It Up AUSTRIANS SUFFER Tl in 1!H7 enabled tliut country to maintain Its position as a belligerout, visit-Jnjv editors were told al a ilinnur. Roland Protliero. president of the hoard fif agriculture, the, speaker, said tluil lull for Its one crop Great Britain might havo been starved into subtlils-aion. G.intInning, .Air. I'rothoro told what tho farmers had dune to help win tho War. Nothing, he said, so stimulated the farmers to do their best as "the argument that every ton of food they raised helped to bring over the American tiny to shorten Hie road to victory." "We are Undine men to ropluco the labor they lout-something like sixty thousand returned soldiers. Thanks to tho energy of our army we havn aoraething like twenty thousand German prlBonerH at work on land and wo Jiavo Increased tlie number of women land workers by upward of iwo liun-�lrod thousand. For tin; harvest wo provided uu additional ten thousund oldiora." io the, offer of poaco, the 'newspaper says: "Tho allioii peoples will not shake hands. They will not be friends, nor will they agree to any hortvln-thc-cor-nor negotiations. Democracy is now nt the holm of tho world's affairs. Militarism is totterlns and If tho German people doBlro to suvo (henisolviiB from falllug with it thoy must insist on the preliminary conditions which alone make useful talk possible." Tlie Post says: "Our peaco terms have hoen made abundantly clear. When Germany and hoc dependents are ready to accept Ihom they can let us know. There will be no abatemont to them, Germany roust be beaten and must recognize she Ik beaten. Until then ber suggestion for a peace conference is not lo ho regarded any more than tho crackling thorns under h pot," A Pacifist Voice Tho pauillst Dully News ia the solo exception to the prevalent tone of comment. Anticipating a*t�neral re- Seven local families received the dreu.l casually mussng.! on Sunday. On- of iliese seven men has mado the supremo sacrifice. He is Pte. John Munlick. who has, die,I or wounds 11 in par-'iits received ill ft sad news yesterday, and this is the se-ond son lliey have vcti in the war, ; lie lirs: having: di?d i:i ilnglaml some i:m.; ago. Two other sons aro also at. tho front. | Pie. tUurdock, who 1ms just fallen in buttle, hud been nl Hie front since almost tho beginning of the war, and it is understood thai ho had had no leave since going overseas. Rohori Walson. lUth St. N".. received word tluil his son. It. K. Watson, has been wounded. James Fiddls received word that his son, Pte. Jas. Fldilis. has been wounded. Pte. Frod Sim, son of .lames Sim. has also been wounded. Pie. Vivian Rogers, son of 11. A. lingers, has been gassod. One of the most prominent on the lis! is Pie. Mike Kosko, son of John Kosko. au old timer in the city. Mike won tho Distinguished Conduct medal some time ago for bravery in action, and has now been wounded. Those men onliatod in local infantry and artillery units, Pte. Fred Sim is with tho 30th. Pte. Everett Kae, who enlisted with the mounted rifles here, has been wounied, Other names on the list today are Pto. Peter Madaen, enlisted in Letli-bridge, next of kin Denmark; Corp. Ayre, enlisted in Pinchor Creek; Dfiv. or Lothian, enllstod in Lethbridge, next of kin Scotland; Corp. Banks,-Pernie; I'to. Carralchao), enlisted here, next of kin Chicago. All these men hava been wi been made both in recognition of the labor movement by the government and in the organization of the Independent Labor parly Jn tho different provinces. "There was also a notable change in the attitude of tho Imperial Munitions Board toward the labor organizations and the friction which was evident during 1'JIS has almost disappeared. The most important advancement in the political field has been tho carrying out of the recommendations of tho Ottawa convention that the different provinces organize branches of the labor'movement along' CHv Was Markedly Free of tho same lines as tho British Labor party. "At least seven of tho provinces have already organized for definite political action. Thero has been n noticeable tendency on the part of the \ in spite of the allurement of the wprkers holding different views ns to moRl eniicing autumn weather yester-princlple and tactics to emphasize tho day. Lethbridge autoists generally | points of agreement and minimize the speaking, faithfully observed "joy-1 points of difference. This ntlitiide rideless" Sunday, and very few were i has led to the uniting of trades uu- the pleasure cars lo bo seen on the!of "10 American brigade. (Ik- audacity lonists and Socialists and the pros- streets. In comparison to previous �f which demoralized file enemy and poets for ;i strong and aggressive nn- Sundays, the streets might almost be l"at they were then attacked on the tional labor party wore never bright- said tii have been deserted by iiutos. i dank by a regiment of Frencn colon- Drawn From Italian Front to Face Americans, Are Almost Annihilated Paris,, Sept. Hi.-Referring to the presence of Atistrinns before tho Americans in their advance. Lali'oerte says tho Austrian troon.i felt (he shock or than they are today." u The garages were closed after ten ' in tlio morning, and none of tho gaso-| linn stations were opened at all. j It is hoped lo continue the joy-ride-; less Sundays for some time, and the ' auto-owners are asked to observe every Sunday similarly. The saving of gasoline effected in Lethbridge alone yesterday, was large. Required .lust 27 Hours hoi Americans to Reduce St. Mihiel Salient Washington. Sept. 10.-It required just L'7 hours for tho American troops and thnir supporting French divisions to roduce Hie SI. Mihiel salient. This was disclosed by General Pershing's communication for Saturday received last night, by the war department. General Pershing said that besides liberating 150 square miles of territory and taking 15,000 prisoners tho Americana captured more than one hundred guun of all calibres and "hundreds of machine guus and trench mortars." A partial examination of the battlefield the American commander adds shows that great quantities of ammunition, telegraph und railroad materials, rolling stock, clothing and equipment were abandoned l�y tho enemy. This was in addition to the largo atoren burned by the Germans, during .their, ha^ty retreat)v* .....-----_ WANTS ALLIES TO LEAVE MURMAX COAST Amsterdam, Sept. 15. - A llelsiugfors despatch, priutod in Berlin newspapers received hero .states that the German minister, instructed by the German government I old the Finnish government that in order to preserve Finland and Sweden from the danger of warllko complications Gorman troops will not enter ICusl Kareila. If Grout Britain and the other entente powers evacuate Kareila and the -Murman coast, Germany binds herself (o withdraw her troops from those regions within, a period not spoclfled. SHELLED BY SUB. ials. Taken thus between tho two forces, I ho Austriaus suffered terribly. Added to this double movement, ,i squadron of tanks drove through the Austrian ranks, thus comiilethu their utter demoralization and compelling the entire body to HiirrondcY. "he Austriaus were eh'.ol'.y in the set tor northward of Xivray tho'.r right resting on the defense round St. Mihiel. They attempted vainly to seek shelter in the fringes of lun woods, but were quickly driven, out. Ono Austrian battalion whicu attempted to put up a serious resistance was nearly wiped out. These who i-ir.ren-iler seem overcom-j with terrov. Some of the Austrian battalions office-1. d by Prusini attempted to re-tft -it toward" \ i^i-oullcs, but French colonials cut Tho'vi oti in a terrible bayonet charge. '[his disastrou . first appearance of (he Austriaus 'n any larso numbers attracted will-;s,-' -?.i I attention, as sli.nving that ti""mi,".v is now compelled io draw Aus rl.i is from the Dalian front. TAKE MAISSEMY. With the British Army in France, Sept. 16.-Maisaemy, a village five miles northwest of St. Quentin, has been captured by the British. The place was taken during a local attack directed against the high ground upon which this hamlet ia situated. This adds another important position to those recently taken along the ridges west of St. Quan-tin. WERE REPULSED. With the American Army irj Lorraine, Sept. 14.-The enamy counter attacked against part of the American lines Trlday evening and again during the night, but met with an intense artillery fire and recoiled. The Americans took a few prisoners in these attacks. American Advance. Washington, Sept. 16.-The American line on the left bank of the Moselle river in the St. Millie! sector has been advanced from ono to two miles and now includes the towns of Vilcey and Norroy, General Pershing reported in his communication today, received tonight at the war depan-tnont. An enomy counter attack launched near St. Hllairo at daybreak today was easily repulsed and a number of prisoners taken. Seventy-two guns abandoned by the enemy in his hasty retreat wore brought in during the normal extension of the American lines beyond Jaulny, General Pershing said, This brought the total uumber of nuns captured since the Americans Rtatted the drivo which wiped out the St. Mihiel salient to more than two hundred. Bombard rilnclanUvr] Line British Army in Frrnc*. Sept. 16.-i To tho southeast of lloinon wr;ol tho British havo improved their line* slightly. Fighting ot a local nature continues on the northern battle front near La Bnssee, whsM'the enemy has been forced to give ground steadily. Beyond this no important infanny fighting has been ropfivtoJ but heavy artillery duels havj heon tomsut ns numerous points. British gunner;" bombarded the llin-denburg line fiercely for hours yesterday and heavy 1oh.--.