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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBK1DGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 17. 1918 NUMBER 2.'55 MIGHTY BLOW BRITISH MAKE ADVANCES IN FLANDERS-ARE NEAR HOOGE HUN TROOPS EAGER TO SURRENDER; SERBIANS TAKE MANY CAPTIVES CZECHS NEED !E HELP F or Siberia is Enthusiastic Cause-Possible to Drive Germans lo the Frontiers. Serbs Make Big Advance on the Macedonian Front SOFIA, Sunday, Sept. 15, via London.-Franco-Serbian troops in an attack on the Bulgarian lines in Macedonia early Sunday morning, succeeded after a desperate struggle in occupying the Sokol; Dobropolje and Vetrenk positions, says today's war office announcement. ADVANCE IN MACEDONIA LONDON. Sept. 17.-Serbian and French troops continue the offensive in Macedonia and have progressed more than five miles, according to .i Serbian official statement received here. The advancing allies have occupied an important series of ridges. 800 PRISONERS Oltovannay.i, Trttns-ltaikal. We.lue j London. Sept. it!.--An off Ma I state-day. Sep'. I - If Hi.' allies luii nil id '"''lit Issued hero tonight gives the po-combat Hi'' (irnn.'iii force* In 1:iihsi;i i sIiIoiik captured by I In; FrnncoSer-tunl to r.�vi- tli.- liij; slum: fnim fall-; h'ati fori es, reported yesterday as Voting under tin! Herman yoke, ii is ab- j i iiiI* Drohopoljo and Sokal, which In roluii'iy essential thai troops he s.'iit1'1"' most liuporliint part of tho Mace-immediately to the pie*.Mil eastern I 'hminn front. In this attack. S00 prls-from* along the Volga. This is the | "'its anil lu guns woro cuptured. opinion df Cen. Ciiiiln. commander of i The official statement, which is liie Chinese.('zcehu Slovaks flglltllir;  ill the Volga, who has . arrived here | from the went. Along the Volga, tlie (V.i-i lin SIo-1 Vik*. ulilefl by nowly organized Itus-' Iduu units, the general said, �rt attempting to press forward ugiililHI | ITeally superior enemy lorees, vhldi i increase dally oulug to the mohill/a I initi of rehsi-ed Atistro-lleniiiiii prl-1 Miner.:. Tlie Itidshovtkl Keil i'lilitnis, : he added, would have Mopped flght-iut, lint tur offensive continues with complete Miecess. The front pierced has been widened to include the remainder of tho village.of Uradoshnltza and extendi! over n front of more than ^" kilometres. The whole "C 'tie ridgo of Sokol Is In our haVd Has well as the ridgos of Triiavaska. Itovovsltu, and HrazdasU. Wo have advanced more than olght kilometres. "I'p to the present the Trench and Sr-rhiai: .troops have taken more than ::inii) prisoners and inure than Hi guns. Our casualties have been quite small. "A .lugo-Slav division has reached Kozhil; ir.n.s'i feet, and northeast of Sokal), the most Important position in this region. Our advance continues." The French and Serbian troops aro flKhtitiK hand In hand and are rlvall-iuj; each other in tenacity, bravery and sacrlfioe. Aviators have Riven proof of extraordinary activity and Kreat bravery. ALLIED AVIATORS BOM 15 HUN POSTS With the American Army on tho Lorraine Front, Monday, Sept. 16. - (Associated Press,)-American and allied aviators carried out extensive raids on Bayonville, Frescaty and De 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 safely by parachute. TWELVE PLANES AND PTE. GREY LITTLE Bolsheviki Meeting Defeat PETROGRAD, Sept. 14.-(via London, Sept. 17.)-American, British and French detachments are reported by the Praveda to have met the Bolsheviki forces in battle on the Archangel front. The Bolsheviki troops, after an initial success, were repulsed by reinforcements and fled in panis. A number of the Bolsheviki officers, the newspaper says, deserted to th� British. TERMS AT BERLIN Premier Mnssey. of New Zealand Very Confident-Only a Miracle Can Save Germany Toronto, Sept. 17.-"I hope the time will not bo Iouk coniliiK when wo will talk terms of peace In tho royal pulaco of llerlln," said tho Hon. W. P. Mtis-sey. premier of New Zealand, tit a ; lunchoon tenderml him hero yesterday ' by the civic und provincial authorities. "We are sttro of tho result now unless some mlruclo intervenes for dermatic -and I don't think that Is likely " Victory for the tilling is absolutely certain, nahl the, "Now Is the lltuo whim wo are full oj admiration for each other, to brim; In a patriotic policy which will keop the nations ot tho Hmptro together for all time." said Mr. Slassoy. AUSTRIAN OFFER Speaks For Other Allies-Have Made Their Purpose in War Plain SIXTEEN BALLOONS Either Captured or Destroyed by The French Airmen on Sunday Last BURN VILLAGES ALONG THE MOSELLE -CI KILLED IN ACTION Son Alex. Little-Jas. Hendrie Wounded For Second Time German Troops Show Eagerness to Surrender-British WitK-* in a Mile of Hooge in Flanders' Drive-Allied Forces in General Advance. i Purls, Sept. 17.-In aerial fighting | Pte. I'.rey f.itfle. member of a well-Snndny, French aviators destroyed 1'J j known family In the r|ty, lin* been German airplane:; and set on fire lil | killed in action, word having been re- �elved thi.< moriiiiu;. 1 !� i< \le.\-. Utile, and III.; sister captive balloon-., says the statement on aviation Issued by the war office today. Sunday nmht. hombltiK squadrons dropped 4<\ tuns of bombs on military targets behind the Cenuan lines from I.aou to .Aletz. The statement leads: "On Sept. IT., our aviators were extremely active und obtained noticeable results. Despite marked attempts to protect the the son of ; and brothers also live here, lie enlisted with the Infantry, in a Ne-v llrunswick re-ttimeut. previous t.n which In- was working as an electrician in Itoston. las. Hendrie, n well known man. Is In the lists for the second time as wounded. .limuiie Hendrie, who was a postman before ciilis'inn. was balloons, we ,et fire to Hi captive bal-1 wt.unile.l_ parly in the war. and spent loons. Numerous aerial combats were engaged In. in the course of which we destroyed 1- Omiun machines. Our uviators carried out botnblnK expeditions ugulnst the communication lines, stations and c.muniments behind the iMiomy front. The stuilons of l^aon, Amagne, Marie, l.ongnyon, Oomy-llar-tmcourt and i'oni'lana wero showered, especially at .Marie and LoiiKuyon, A totul of 40 tons ot bombs were dropped." OF MASSACRES Wholesale Executions Are Tak-in^ Place-All Persons of Rank Arrested Stockholm, Sept. 17.-Wholesale executions are proceeding in I'ctroKi'ud. according * private telegrams received Iforo by way of Ilelsiugfors. During the hist week, SOU persons were executed und more than -100 others urn on the prescribed tiht. Most of thorn already have beon made hostage*. All portion* of tho rank of councillors of stato ltuvo bceu Imprisoned ro-(ardluas of their poliiicul views. FRENCH DEPUTY KILLED BY SHELL Paris, Sept. 17.-UTavus Agoncy).- Heputy Abel Kerry, who wi�h wounded by tin exploding shell In a first llnu trench, died last night in an ambu!-( unco near tho front where ho had bcon eared for. Deputy Kerry was wounded by tho same shell which caused the death of Deputy Gaston DuiBcsneil, who was u lieutenant of iniantry and Whlcli killed outright u French captufn. Shortly before Deputy Dumetpoil died ho was decorated by Premier Clomencoau with tho Cross of thtt Legion of Jlonor and Deputy Kerry wan made a chevalier of tifa le;;lau tit tho same time. While M. Ferry watt elected to the chamber of deputies from tho Vosges as a radical Socialist, ho wan one of the most anient supporters ot tho war. Ho siirvod as undor-secrotary for foreign affairs In Vivian cabinet, M. Kerry Is tho 14lb deputy to bo killed at tho front. Washington, Sept. It!.-Tho United States, as was fully expected, has unconditionally rejected Oermany's peaco feeler. In doing so, tho government haH spoken for all the co-belligerents. Almost Immediately after receiving tho Aimtrlan government's nolo from tho minister for Sweden. Secretary Lansing tonight issued this formal statement: "I am authorized by the president to state that the following will bo tho reply of this government to tho Aus-ro-Hungarion note, proposing an unofficial conference of belligerents: "Tho government of the United Stales fools that there is only one reply which it can make to tho sugges lion of the imperial Austro-lluugavlan government. It has ropentcdly and with entire candor stated the forms upon which tho I'nlted States would consider peaco and can, und will, entertain no proposal for a conference upon a matter concerning which it has made its position and purpose so plain." j Mr. Lansing's statement was glvon j out within hull an hour after ho hud received tho Ausiriiin proposal. TELLS NEUTRALS TO STAND THEIR DISTANCE j Amsterdam, Sept. 17-M. Tchit-; cherin, the Bolihtvlki foreign minister ha* addressed a long and { sharp note to the diplomatic corps at Petrograd in reply to their protest of Sept. 5 relative to the "red terror," according to the U-vestia. The note conclude*: "We energetically rejaet interference by neutrale and capitalistic powers in favor of the Russian bourgeoise. We shall regard any attempt by the representatives of these powers to overstep the limits of lawful protection In the interests of their countrymen as an attempt H support the Russian counter-TQgattfion." Ottawa, Sept. 17.-Tho following casualties are included in today's list: INFANTRY Killed In Action: A. ii. Young. Winnipeg; Lieut. ('. C. Henderson. Orangeville. Out.; Lieut. j. V. I'rin-nlon. Vancouver. DIED OF WOUNDS: Llout. W. J. Chapman, Hrockvllle. Out. Wounded: K. Hradley, Calgary; .f. Brown, Red Deer; .1. W. Knights, Kd-moot on; T. Cooke, Calgary; P. llllss, Medicine Hat; T. A. liurrlgan, Loug-heed, Alta. ARTILLERY Killed in Action: Driver K. T. Smith, Victoria; Corp- C. II. Strickland, lied Door; Driver A. C. Boll. Victoria. Died of Wounds: .1. MacPherson, Edmonton; Sergt. \V. A. Wallas, Calgary. AUSTRIA ADVISED POPE OF MOVE Amsterdam, Sept. 17.-Baron Uur-lan, the Auotro-llungarian foreign minister, on Sept. 14, according to a Vienna dispatch, sent a note to tho apostolic nuncio a* Vienna, Mousig-nor Di Bonio, stating that his government had decided to propose a peace conference and urging the Vatican to support. long time recuperating in I'ngland Recently he whs s.-nt bail, to the trenches. A. S. Hugh-on. son Jm. Ilunh-sun. North Lethbridge. has been j;as-scd. und Pte. Wm. WI.-haM, sun of J. Wishart, has also been n.i-sed. His home is In North Lethbridgc Lieut. Spud Mee, who was with the Hank of Commerce at Maeleod, has been killed in action, lie was a well known athlete and hockey player. He was a native of Ireland. Driver Allen Hyde, of a Divisional \romunltlou Column with tho Catia- j dlan Forces in France, has been killed, according to advices received by his father. W. J. Hyde, of Culgary, formerly of Lcthbridge, and later Indian agent on the Illood He-servo, lie is a grandson of Sheriff A. Ii. .Mucdon-aid, of Maeleod. and a nephew of F. O. Hyde, this city. Ho was only is years of age. .Mrs. Frnest Harrison received word (Associated Press) It is probable that a new and mighty blow against the 'Teutonic armies in France will be the allies' answer to the peace proposals voiced by Austria on behalf of the central powers. From the sea to the Swiss frontier there is a tension which may forbode another development of Marshal Foch's masterly offensive. Local actions, by which the allies have tried out the German positions and gained points of vantage, from which to launch their next assault. AMERICAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN LORRAINE, Sept. 16.- (Evening)-Evidence is accumulating that the enemy intends withdrawing behind the Hindenburg line in Lorraine if he is pressed any further. He is burning towns along the Moselle. WITH-THE BR1Ti�TaRMY"IiN~FRANCE, Sept. 17.-^ (Associated Press)-The advance of the British yesterday in Flanders was pressed along the Ypres-Menin road and carried the British to within a mile of Hooge. CLOSE IN ON ST. QUENTIN LONOON, Sept. 17.-Last night witnessed a further cloolrtf In ot ' the British lines northwest of St. Quentln. Field Marshal Haig In hie : report today announced that the British had made progress In this area) In the direction of Le Verduler. Eager To Surrender. With the American Army in Lorraine. Sept. 17.-During the fighting in the St. Mihie! sector it has been noted that the enemy soldiers have shown an inclination to surrender in large bodies. Thcro has been an extraordinary large proportion of noncommissioned officers amoug tho en- today that her husband, Sapper Hani-1 euiy troops taken captive. An obsor-son, had been gassed. It was only | ver who lias been several years at the yesterday that she received word that j front, said today that, he had nover her brother, been gassed. Pte. Kverctt Hae, had ADVANCE GUARD OF JAP EXPEDITION. Toklo, Monday, Sept. 7.-(By Associated Press.)-The advnnce guard of the third Japanese division, which is bound for the Man-churian battlefront, was landed at Fusan, Korea, on Sept. 8, according to an official announcement Issued today by the Japanese war office. seen so many noncommlssioiied officers taken as during the past foiv days. Ho said:  "For those knowing the Gemini) 'army this feature has special mean-) iilg. for it tolls of the declining mor-i ale of the enemy forces. The strength of the Herman army lies in Its lion-i commissioned officers and something ] plainly has gone wrong. Tho events I of tlio past few days have been a vory serious blow to Herman confidence." Rather Quiet in Lorraine. With the American Army In Lorraine, Sept. in.--Today was thu quiet- THE WEATHER High............................ 70 Low ............................ 32 Forecast: Fine, becoming warmer.. Threshing General; Yield Fair, and Sample Good Threshing operations am in pro-gross over tho entire south of Alhrrtu this week, and with the continued lino wouthor which lias been experienced for the past week or two. operations will very quickly be finished up. The weather has been most ideal for harvesting. , As the threshers' returns begin to come in slowly, tho surprising yields continue to increase in number, and while tho crop on the whole, taking the entire crop urea into consideration, will not greatly exceed tho provincial govt, estimate of five bushels, yet the summerfallow crops In this district are yielding amazingly well, some going us high us :i0 bushels. Tho average on this lund over tho district will bo about 15 which is much, better than expected. _____ ------ On the Jail Farm Threshing started on tho jail fields yesterday, and hiiiio idea of how tho crops there aro yielding will bo given tomorrow. In the. meantime, Dr. Klv-ers states that on two very small patches, which happened to hq In a low spot on the farm. 450 bushels wore obtained, whore ho scarcoly expected to get anything worth more than green feed. Tho wheat on sumiuerfullow Is generally grading No. 1. TABCR Tuber, Sept. 1C-Threshing Is progressing ruptdly in this district. Owing to the short crop operations will not lust long. There aro u tow crops Usui will go ovor the 12-bushol yiultl .(Continued ox Page Six), est day on this front alnco tho bo� ginning of tho offensive last Thursday. Thoro was little Infantry activity and only moderate artillery action. Pont-a-Mousson . and Dleuoard, tow miles to tho south, wero shelled by the enemy who mixed in a few mustard gas projectiles with his other shells. Tho Germans apparently worn digging themselves in behind tlie liiu-denburg lino today. -.-* ^ RETURN OF COLONIES He Is Opposed Also to Return of Naval Huses to This Vicious Power London. Sept. 17.-In his address today voicing his personal views that such a cotfference as Austria-Hungary suggested in its ponce noto, would bo useless. Foreign Socrotary Balfour ox-pressed his opposition to tho return to Oormany of her naval bases lu varloua parts of the world. (Tho text of thu portion of Mr. Balfour's speech, recolvoi! today, shows that tho forolgu secretary went somewhat farther on tho subject of 0�r-tunny's colonics than tho first reports of his address indicated). "For Germany," ho said, "is going, to insist on tho return of nor colou-los. Hero, again, is a point upon which lhero can bo no misunderstanding. Germany stands on one side and wo on the other. I say It Is impossible to say that any conferences cau bridge over a difference so deep or restore to the power of Gormauy those unhappy populations she misused or giv* buck to Germany control over thou* naval bases which can give her con-  trol of tho means of communication, not only betwoeu tho Umpire but be-. tween tho clvil'.zcd naUout oJ tb* world." ^ - --�.  �r 696?4433 55357? ;