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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. tqESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1918 NUMBER 235 HTYBLOW IN FLANDERS-ARE NEAR HOOGE EAGER TO SURRENDER; Liberia is Enthusiastic for Cause-Possible to Drive Germans to the Frontiers. Ollovannaya, Trans-Baikal, Weduos-flay, Sept. 4.-1� the allies intend to �5ambat the German forces In Hussia and to save tBe Russians from falling under the German yoke, it is ab-eolutely essential that troops be sent Immediately to the present eastern IrontJi.along the Volga. This is the opinlbn-of Gen, Gaida, commanderr of the GUlnese-Cz'echo-Slovaks fighting on tbeVP.lsa. who haS; arrived here from the' weSt. Along Uie Volga, the ; Czecho-Slo-^iiks, aidetf^ Tjy^in&wly-or^aMzed Rtfs-Blai.;,lJnltB,^tKa :g6tieral -said.-^e, ftt-, ^emptrrig'tb.cpresf lorwai-a ; aeaiittit; greatly sOperldr' ^neiny forces, >vhloh increase dally, owing to the mobilization of released Austro-German prisoners. The BoislievilU Red Guards, he added, would have stopped fighting but for these prisoners who ^ere ordered to enter the Bplsheviki ranks 1)y Berlin when it became known tliere of the .situation in the Siberiaa region. Berlin also fears untoward bappenings. There is unbounded enthusiasm in Siberia owing to the deliverance from Bolsheviki rule through the activities of Czechs. East of the Ural mountains, volunteers are flocking to the Siberian railway to join the new Si-iberian army. Twenty thousaiuLjnon already are under arms., The 1918 and 1919 classes have been ordered mobilized and are making a splendid resiionse. Gen. Gaida said he believed it wouiil be fatal if the present enthusiasm in Siberia were permitted to die out. In a few months, Russia would posses an army capable of driving the Ger-anans to the frontier it the allies will eend troops to the aid of the Czechs, Within the territory freed from the 'Bolshevik! by the Czechs are. between 300,000 ini 4OO,0G0 Austro-Gerjnan prisoners. Formerly they roamed about the country at will, but they now liave been placed at useful work. To guard the prisoners and to protect the railways, lines of communication and' important towns a considerable, portion of the Czechs east of the Urals are required. Included in this number is the contingent commanded by Gen. 'Dietrichs. It is declared that there is sufficient food and supplies in Siberia for the maintenance of a large army. The winter period ,l9 quite suitable for miilt-tary operations in South Russia from the Volga to the Ukraine. "We are all pimatlently awaiting the arrival of allied troops," declared Gen. Gaida, "an,d the moment we shall fight Bide by side on a far larger scale than previously on a now Rusgp-Ger-man front." Serbs ijaifce Big Advance on tltevMacedonian Front SOFIA, Sunday, Sept. 15, via London.-^Franco-Serbian troops in an attaick on the Bulgarian lines in Macedonia early Sunday morhing, succeeded after a desperate struggle in occupying the Sokol;DobropoIje and Vetrenk positions, says today's war office announcement. ADVANCE IN MACEDONIA LONDON, Sept. 17.-Serbian and French troop* continue the offensive in Macedonia and have..proore8sed more than five miles, according to a Serbian official statement received here. The advancing allies have occupied an irtipolrtant'series of ridges. SOO.PRiSQNERS; Loudon, Sept. 16.-^An official statement Issued here tonight gives the positions captured 'by 'the Franco-Serbian forces, reported yesterday as Vet-rink, Drobopoljeanja,,SoHaV, which is the most |inpbftant'pa?t of. the Macedonian front: In thife! attack, 800 prisoners and;I^9fgun^,t!fere cajptured. The iiifflcliV-Btttoment,' which is dated'Monday.reids:': . ."Qur offensive c^tntinues -with complete success. TKey front, pierced has been widened to^iiioliiae thp remaln-dcr~of thiii,ifvp^g%^^0^^ and ^extends oyer'� fr6iit";()t%ore tlian 20 " "The whole "otjjjgydfee^^o^^ Sokol Is in our hSiid sas well as the ridges of Truavaska, Rovovska, and Brazdasta. We have advanced more than eight kilometres. "Up to the present the French and Serbian.troops have, talcen more than 3000 prisoners and more than 40.guns. Our casualties have been quit^ EmSlIr "A Jugo-Slav division has reached Koziak (5085 feet, and northeast of Sokal), the most important position in this region. Our advance continues." Tile French and Serbian tronp8"are-[ :iighting hand in-hand and ar^ rivaiU-ing each otherintenaclty, bravery and sacriticie. Aviators have given proof of extraordinary activity and great brave^Tr. Bolshe^ikt Meeting Defe^ PETROGRAb,Sept. 14.-(via London, Sept. 17.)-American, British and French detachnicnts are reported by the Praveda to have met the BolsheVIkl forces in, battle on. the Archangel front. The Bolshevik! troops, after an Initial success, were repulsed by reinforcements and fled in panls. A number of the Belsheviki officers, the newspaper says, deserted to th�, British. Premier Massey.Vof rNew Zealand Very Confident^Only a ^ Miracle Can Sav^i^rmany Toronto, Sept. 17.t-."I hppfe the time will not be long coming when will talk terms of peace in the royal palace of Berlin," said the Hon. W. F. Maa-sey, premier of Newf Zealand, at v a luncheon tendered him here yesterday by the civic and prbvlnclal authorities.' "We are sure of the .resuU now unless some miracle intervenes .for Germany-and I don't thiiik that is likely." AMctory for the allies is absolutely certain, said the gjii^st.'. "Now is the time when we^are fuH of admiration for ekqh bther.to bring In a patriotic policy ,which will keep the nations of the Empire together for ail time," feaid.Mr. Massey, KILLEDESIELL U.y EJECTS THE AUSTRIAN OFFER Speaks For Other Allies-Have Made Their Purpose in War Plain ALLIED AVIATORS BOMB HUN POSTS With the American Army on thd Lorraine Front, Monday, Sept 16. -(Associated :Pres8.)-Amerlcan and allied ^yiators carried out ex-' tensive rati|' on Bayonvllle, Frescaty and'pt Sarlon, In the direction of Metz, this afternoon. Fires'were observed at Sarlons. One of the American aviators shot down a German balloon. An American Balloon was shot down yesterday, but the observers escaped i^afely by parachute. Either Captor^ or Destroyed by The French Airmen on Simday Last , '::-' '�. �riy., .,/-i^t- � .SariB, Sept, ,17.-Ib'aerial fighting Sunday, French aviators destroyed 12 German airplanes and set on fire 10 captive balloons, says the statement on aylation issued by the war office today. Sunday night bombing squadrons dropped 46 tons of bombs on military targets behind the German llties from Laon to Metz. The statement reads: "On Sept. 15, our aviators were extremely active and obtained noticeable results. Despite ; marked attempts to protect the balloons, we set fire to 16 captive bal-loonsi Numerous aerial combats were engaged In, in the course of which we destroyed 12 German machines. Our aviators  carried out bombing expeditions against the communication lines, stations and* cantonments behind the {.enemy front. The stations of Laon, Atnagne, Marie, Longnyon, Domy-Bar-oncourt and Couflans were showered, especially at Marie and Longuyon. A total of 46 tons of bombs were dropped." RCE GERMANS BEHIND NE IN LORRAINE; HUNS eURN VILLAGES A iWholesale Executions ^re Tak-^ ing Place-A)l Persons of Rank Arrested Stockholm, Sept, ] 7.-Wholesale ex-Editions are proceeding in Petrograd, according t� private telogramo received Were by way of Helslngfors. During the last w6ek, 800 persons were 0xecuted and more tlian 400 others are on the prescribed list. Mos't of 'them already have been made host-figes. All persons .6t the a-ank of councillors of state liavo been Imprisoned regardless of their, political views. Paris, Sept. 17.~,(Havia Agency).- Deputy Abel Forry,'*ho wafc wounded i by an exploding H;hp|[l';in aftlrst lino trench, died last hight.ln aii ambitl-J ance neai* the front wliWe liei''bad been cared for. . Deputy Ferry Vfna .founded by the same shell wliichwused.tb* death of Deputy Gaston Dui|e8iieltv'#hD Avas a lieutenant^ of infan^)^, ana fhlch killed outright a Frel^%f,�ptaW.' Shortly ! before D9puty')DuiiiMrt�(lV''dlfeft lie was I decorated by PremHir Igl^menceau I with the Cross of .;tli� Legid^ .of Honor j and Deputy Ferr^. jinWi fa chevalier of �jiiQ legion''atiti)e..Eiy|ie time. Whli? M. Feryy wa4 olict^i.to Ihe chamber of deputies irbm the Vosgeg as a radifcal Sqclttliitivlic was one of the most ardentSs^i'^ppbrtei'SVo' tlio wa!'. He served"aS'�'vuhder-8ecretnry tor foreign affairs iJiv Vivian cabinet. M. Ferry is the Wih-(lepiity to bo killed at the front. ,"/9::t'/,� Washington, Sept. 16.-The United States, as was fully expected,, has unconditionally rejected Germany's peape feeler. In doing so, the government has spokOn for all the co-belligereij^. Almost Immediately after recelYing the Austrian government's note from the minister lor Sweden, ^ Secreiairy Lansing tonight issued tliis formal statement: "I am authorized by the president to state that the following will be the reply of this government to the Aus-tro-Hungarian note, proposing an unofficial conference of belligerents: "The government of the Uniited' States feels that there is only onel reply which it can make to the sugjges-tion of the imperial Austro-Hungarlani government. It has repeatedly and with entire candor stated the terms upon which the United States Would' consider peace and can, and will, en tertain no proposal for a conference upon a matter concerning which it'lias made its position and purpose so plain." : Mr. Lansing's sta^ment -was given out within half an hour after he had received the Austrian proposal. TELLS NEUTRALS TO STAND THEIR DISTANCE Amsterdam, Sept. 17.-M. Tchit-cherin, the Bolshevik! foreign minister has addressed a long and 'sharp note to the diplomatic corps at Petrpgrad in reply to their protest of Sept. 5 relative to the "red terror," according to the fx-vestla. The note contludes: "We energetically reject intaryt ference by neutrals and capitalistic powers in favor of the Russian bourgeolse. We shall regard any attempt by the representatives of these powers to ovsrsttp the limits of lawful protection in the Interests of their countryman as an attematt�, support the Russian countei^aSISwtftlon." ____� _ Ottawa, Sept. 17.~The following casualties arc included in today's list: INFANTRY , Killed in Action: Capt. A. H. Young, Winnipeg; Lieut. C. C. Henderson, Orangeville, Ont.; Lieut. J. F. Crin-nlon, Vancouver. i DIED OF WOUNDSi Lieut. W. J. Chapman, BrockviUe, Ont. Weun,:-Hi6m%er'of a well-known family in the city, has been killed in action, word having been received this morning. He is the son of Alex. Little, and his sisters and bra-, thers also live here. He enlisted with the iitfantry, in a New Brunswick rp-gimen% previous to %vhich { he wals working as ian electrician in Boston. Jas. Hendrie, a well known local man, is in the lists for,the second time as wounded, Jlmmie Hendrie, ,who was a postman before enlisting, was wounded early in the war, and spent a long time recupei;atiug in England. Recently he was sent back to the trenches. F. A. S.'Hughson, son of Jas. Hugli-son, North Lethbridge, has been gassed, and Pte. Wm. Wishart, son of J. Wishart, lias also been gassed. His home is in North Lethbridge. Lieut. Spud Mee, who was with the Bank of Commerce at. Macleod, has been killed in action. He was a well known athlete 'and hockey player. He was a native of Ireland. Driver Allen Hyde, of a Divisional Ammunition Column with the Cana-�dian Forces in France, has been killed, according to advices received by his father, W. J. Hyde, of Calgary, formerly of Lethbridge, and later Indian agent on the Blood Reserve. He is a grandson of Sheriff A. B. Macdou-ald, of Macleod, and a nephew of F. O. Hyde, this city. He was only 18 years of age. . Mrs. Ernest Hwrison received word today that her husband, Sappe/ Harrison, had heen gassed. It was only yesterday that she received word that her brother, Pte. Everett Rae, had' been gassed. ' ADVANCE GUARD OF JAP EXPEDITION. Toklo, Monday, Sept. 7.-i(By Associated Press,)-The advance-guard of the third Japanese.division, which is bound for the Man-churian battlefront, was landed at Fusan, Korea,\pn Sept. 8, according to an official announcement Issued today by the Japanese war office. German Troops Show Eagerness to Surrende^--^British WitK-* in a Mile of Hoogfe in Flanders' Drive-Allied Forces in General Advance. (Associated Press) It is probable that a; new and rwghty blow against the^ teutonic arniies in firfiri||^^\yill be the allies' answer tpft^jiB,? , peace proposals yj^c^ty'Austria on behalf of centra^ ""rroni thesea-t;>^thfe?^s^^^^ terisionf ' which may forbode embtfiier c^^ masterly offensives Locail^ actions, by which the allies have tried out the German positions aiid gained points of vantage, from which to lauri(ih their next assault. � , AMERICAN ^RMY HEADQUARTERS IN LORRAINE, Sept. 16.-(Evening)-Evidence is accumulating that the ~ enemy intends withdrawing behind the Hindenburg line in} Loj-raine if he is pressed any further. He is burning towns, along the Moselle. ' . , WITHTHE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Sept. 17.2> (Associated Press)-The advance of the British yesterday in Flanders was pressed ailong.-the Ypres-Menin road an' say that any conferences caa bridge j over a difference so dew or resUjrjpii to the pow^r o(v Germany those I, im:^^wr world."- ^ - ^ ^ \ 63 0234 79650?9311 7079 ;