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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta HcmW AI-BKKTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 1017 NUMBER 238 Telegraphic Briefs Purpose Is to Efftd What It Calls More Vigorous Win- War Policy Denounces Present GorL For Prominent Mea Members RESTORE HIS LIBERTY. London, Sept. al Ihe request of King Alfonso ol Sjaln, la about lo reatoro lo llbertr Adolf Mas, tho burgomitler ot nruuels. ANOTHER ANTI ARRESTED. Mnlreal. Scot. Ihlrd antl- cor.Ecrlptlonlst orator arrested on a rca or treason Is Paul Kmlle Mou- u, who WM taken Into csstrfy Ibis inornlr.c. lie was arraigned In courl, pleaded not inilly and was allowed uut on ball. SOLDIERS KILLED. Sept.' the course of disorders at the Finnish forllfled teaporl ot Vlborf, 57 miles northwest ot Pelrograd, In which EC! dters- were Involted, twenty 'officers were killed and sixty others are miss- Ing. Hope Expressed Thai Serious Situation Will Be.Passed Safely Over Sweden Has Stopped Tmnsmis sion or All German Messages and Roasts Govl. Men- Yortc. special cab- fcRram lo Tho Tribune trom London aays: "The new national parly mOYcmonl in England launched two ago with Ilia avowed object of promoting ''union" and "defence" Is joining headway and promises lo be- come an Imporfanl Influence In fut- ure politics. -Members of (he Liberal party In Increasingly large numbers arc joluhie lhe Vnlonl5Ls laid tho four.rlntlon for (he new party, and members of parliament, both at home and at the front, arc lending en- couragement lo Iho inoyrnenl. "Olllces been set up In most ot Iho principal clllcs ol England anil tho movement Is EOOII to be extended lo Scotland arid Wales. The mani- festo ol tho new irarly charges the Unionist. Liberal and Labor parties, in coalition, with delaying In provid- ing men, nlrplanog and oilier mech- anical to punish lhe 'Inconipetenl, for permitting ECcttonal Interference In diplomacy, and for leaving tlic country In a state of un- certallHy and" discouragement as a result of vague which the whole iruth Is rarely divulged. "The alms of the national parly are briefly described as follows: "A notional as ngalrist -A class, sec- or sectarian policy. "Comnlele victory In the war and after the war. "The provision of adequate men, feuns, munitions and airplanes and a Vigorous diplomacy to support' the Hinting' men In '.heir heroic struggle for victory.- '_ "The -eradication ot Germin Inllu- ence. "Hcritil administration, a pure pel- Jllcnl system, nnrl no sale .of honora: "Class unity'and tween employer' and- employed. '-Max-' Imum' production combined fair wages and farr profit, as the strength and safety of tho nation demand tbat its vital needs should be -produced 1 from" Its own soirand factories.. "The safeguarding of our Indus- tries and agriculture and the right ot Loth capital and labor to share In SAFELY PROCEEDS Operations Thus Far Have Been Successful Hislory of- the Quebec, Sept. Lifting operat- ions In conrecllon with the Blaring of tho central span of the Quebec hrldfte in Ms final position Unking up the two cantilever arms were recommend cd this morning. Yesterday's sue ceEsful operations and the cqntlnu ance cf the Ideal weather for the work gave Ibe engineers-1 hope tha the end of aee lhe span within 5S feet of the floor of UK bridge. They expected, lo derate the span CS feet today. Yesterday a raise of 25 feel was nude.' Owing ID lhe late start yesterday the nlghesftld was missed, and the span lias 152 fee to travel, two feet more '.hao eipect ed. The. early hoists Ihls-niornrng'snow cd'lluU the englmeera were able t make better lime than yestarday. Th average takeD yeitertar .to 111 etch 'link of 'the chains holdinc Ih span mlnatem; More Bacon Profits Shown Torontp, Sept. llic hearing of the "bacon .commission" W. D. Tay- or, ot the accounting firm of Gordon and DUworlh, continued bis evidence In regard to the .profiia and workings ol William DaTlea Com- [MLBT, whoso books he had eian-iacl. declared Lbat fii lire Tears, from 1913 to 1917, Inclusive. had bten written off for various pur- posefl. Of .Iblfl Gum, wag charged to coals. The Items maVIne up lhe list tola! were: 1913. WU, Iflla, 1316, 1917, SUu.ClrS. Dealing nlth lhe prorits in 1914, witness bai'l they were derived principally from hog products, cattle and other produce. H was staled by witness earlier in lhe hearing that the total amount for depreciation Tor machinery, bulldinga and other since 1913 was During the aaice rive years a total ot had been written off and not charged Into cost. Sensational Talk Over the Soldiers at Trades Congress i took Ilft leen for tie Ilrit link taken..up Ihla Hirtery erf Bridge. A history of lhe .bridge and 'some details ot -Its Immense follows: First idea ot tha Quebec bridge over the St. Uwrrnt- originated In Que- bec In 1853. Egiimaieu cost f London, Sept. AssoclalefJ ress' Interview wllh Admiral Llni lan, Swedish minister of foreign af airs which was iiuulisnod. In London oday, attracted wide attention. clal circles, where astonishment was seel lhat Hie minister had not ol made nny similar expression o[ rc- ret lo the British government., "We have been expecting a state- ment from LJsdr225 hese n foreign official, but expected tint It would come In an official way. An ciprcsfilon of regret loug tliese lines 'in a formal way undoubtedly do much lo smooth relations. Uut Ibus [ar Sweden has not officially expressed any regret, or offered any eiplanatlon. "The foreign minister's statement to he Associated Press covers lhe ground quite broadly, and -we should jo very glad If he sees fit lo repeat In substance In a formal comfounlcallon :o us. Thus, we would be very pleas ed lo learn that Sweden deplores most sincerely that a practice which was ei'erclsed in absolutely good' faith has been gravely abused she1 Is dc termiried that the condition lo Ibis result shall be remedied, end "hat ahe has already given orders 'thai Ibis practice cease.' "We hope lhat the Associated Press interview is the precursor of an olTltJa explanation which will form a'basi for the removal'of any cloud on thr relations between Great Britain aid Sweden." In the statement referred lo, Minis ter admitted lhat Swede realized the seriousness of the sitna lion created by the rccenl eiposu're at Washington resmrdinc.lhe transmls elon of Oerman'dliilalches Ottawa, Sept. mornfug ses-j Elon of the cecond day of the 33rd an- nual con vent ton of the Trades and La- bor Congress ot Canada was devoted prlclpally lo the dlBcusalon of lhe var- us resolutions. The secretary of the mgreas read several telegrams from irlous outside organizations proffer- g congratulations aud sending greot- gs. The announcement ivas made at P. Williams, who laal year rep- en led the English labor men at the onvenllon, The delegates nanlmously- paised a vole ot sym- ithy. Following thia husluess, the rcsolu on which proposed that there should e a special' con mi lice appointed for le purpoM of Teprcsentlng to the la- ror congress on the Important ques- ons of aepara'llon allowanccg, palrlo- c fund mailers, pensions, soldiers' 000. law charter obUJned (o eonatni-t the Advantage of'national economic the bridge 1a 1882, by II. W. Baby of defense regard lo lhe Inter- ests of lhe consumer. "The unity ol the empire" In coun- cil and deferice and a polky of mulual and reciprocal in the development of all the resources of the JJritlsh commonwoallh. "A national social pnllcy based up-1 on ibc principle lhat Iho people shall he'rearetl in auch iurroiindlnga; In such conditions and auch op- portunities In work and play ns will Insure a contented, patriotic race. "A policy, of .demobilization and re- construction which- will eliminate wnalc lh citizen.life, preserve the liberties of Iho people and Insure thai the Intercslg 61 sailors and soldiers regard lo employment, penslone, arc tscurcd on their letum 1o civil, life. "The list of ntmcs of those who are connected wild lhe parly mentions Euch" men as Lord- Amnlhlll, former viceroy of India; Major A. N. Bur- goync, M.P.; Col. Douglas Carnegie, W.P.; Urlg. Page Croft, M.P.: Discount Duneannon; -Sir John Har- rington, who commanded in France during the early days of lhe 31. M. Ilullcr, .Lord- Leconfleld, miral-Slr A. II. Mirkham, the explor- er and Captain IvDrd Montague ol Bcaullcu." dieh eoTcmmeiiV was minded' to. d sible to settle Lhe.prob- He tdded that tte trariEmjsBlo dispatches on behalf of Germany ha been slopped absolutely; Hbat _lh gcivernmenl had no Knowledge of lh nature of lhe dispatches In" question thai strong representations had bee made to the German governinept i lhe abuse of the privilege and that would be coireclen. ay, deToobllizatlOD, etc., was taken up sefore lhe conVentlon. 'I do not see why lhe convention should waste Us time In taking up such a was the remark of Delegate Corrigan. "The labor move' mchl cannot lako up the cudgel of lhe soldiers and assume soldiers' In- terests, when these soldiers or most of them, aro not connected as mem- bers wllh organized labor. Any at- tempt lo take up this matter would ho absurd. Is "It not a fact that war vet- erans and returned men arc being driv- en into our fa dories and workshlps that our wages may be. An Insult Delegate Stevenson: "Such remarks are a direct Insult lo the principles of organized labor. I do not know how any man can openly make such state- ments.before this Is representative of labor In Its lilghesl form. Arc not tho menvwiio3Te fighting not.- at the front from our ranks, and are as good a5 arc and PKISOXEKS DIE OFF IN IIUiVDllEDS Parli, Sept. Champ- ion, a French loldler, who, on hlc third attempt, hat Just escaped from Germany, bring) the Infor} matron, according lo the Paris edition of the New Yoric Herald, that French and British ul- dlers and fluttlans have died from typhus at German camps at Kasel, ninety miles northeast of Frankfort-On-The- Haln. Successful in Attack Agiiiut tkc CoatiDUUf Iho OrttiiBive Kc'rauky Has to Froit All Quiet on British Lines (CONTINUED.OX PAGE Edison Has an Invention Toi Defeat the Torpedoes New Tork, Sept. A special dis- patca'from WaasauetOD to the Tribune -s' Thoinaa ArV.WJson has contrlTed a mechanism to deflect torpedoes from their H'was said here today. tit, reports the device, bas been tried "wl It ancceEs on several de- stroyers and h'aj been Installed o ujiue lipers. -1-'- Is believed' bare that extraordin- ary gyrations of a torpedo which mlss- Cd a big American liner which arrived yesterday at an Atlantic port were due, not as the passengers'and some ot the ship's officers seemed to believe, lo some new -wrinkle developed, [n ft Ger- mapplaboralory, bit la Qle o[ Mr. Edison. The futile missile was "decrlbed the passengers as a "corkscrew" or a "boomerang1' lorpedo. One of the anip's officers iraa quoted as saying SAYS BOMB SLEW 900 HUNS Amsterdam, Sept. the'recfnt raid by enlente allied airmen on the Belgian town of Bays lha Courier De La Meuse1, a newspaper of Inastrlcht, Holland, a bomb fell on building near the market and-killed ir wounded 900 Germans. n Endeavor to Wrttt Captnred Gronnd From Bat Fail Sept. re-ops by four' snceetelTe cobnter.at- achs attempted on Saturday'to recon- qlicf the ground liey had.lost on Fri- day ID the Italians Balnsiiza pTeCeau. General Cadoraa reports that he asBaulta were repulsed. Tbe reads: "In tbe Trenllno, In- .Guldlcarl ley, enemy parties (tttetipUnc to ap- proach our adrmnced pMts-vere dis- persed wltb rifle fire. ID CarnEa greater activity of the enemy artillery provoked'brisk re action by pur irtlltary tp the Upper But and Fslla TOlloT. f "On tbe Bmlnalita phltflftil Saturday nig til the enemy attiMpted with foa successive counter, to re occupy the gronid de Md knt the day before. He ma .oboatajiUy rr pulled by the Ctlmttn who capture 73 prisonera, iacliduif two officers. Furious Dtnwiciitions of Prtt. Wilson For Hu Scathing Indictment Prove .This Sept. Tho Chronicle In k IfHilliHJ editorial headed "Despotism aaya: "In Ucrmany, Just now evidently by preconcerted arrangement resolutions nrcvbelng passed" by all sorls of or- ganisations attacking Iho American president for bis scathing stricture? on flulocrallc power In Germany which planned this war and in Its prosecution 'stopped at no barrier, cither of This tremendous fn- Valiant Canadians Win Decorations on the Field Iftw or illctrnenl of tne kalaer and his entour- age evidently made a deep Ipmreaalon In Germany. Henco theie Inspired Hence lhe kafaej's were lodayanrt Tllntlcnbi.rg's con templuous 'allusion lo lhe prcBldcnl. Thwe enntncercd German (tfn.nsL PresMcnl Wilson's powerful InfllclmanL trovo thai 'lhe ffujr, Ms Junkern And the iulb know or lhe tendency Toronto, Brown, provincial Ircasnrer of Manl- loba, wlto has arrived here, says, he las just come from Chicago a'rid has not been in Otlawa recently, -lie de- scribes as absurd certain-rumors con cernlng a national government, lal> of "this man a member anilhtt man a member." Asked as he thouht of the franchise Mr Hrown remarked, "1 arn sorry.that al women were.not given the vote. We are at war and conditions are not normal, but, so far as I can there Is no good reason why any ,of lha women jhould He deluded." "How la Manitoba on the selective draff "Manitoba favors the reply. thai It a new model of lorpeilo oue he had heard pursued a corkscrew oward its mark, to make doetng dlf ficull atid U-by any chance was avoid ed by the Tesaels, would turn and strike It from the opposite side. The erratic course described by thi observers is said to be character! alii of the effects obtained by Edison' device and. the final leap rronf lhe "wafer .or abrupt chance In dlrecllori Is seen as Ibo flnal reanl when the Lorpedo came within rang of Lhe full strength of the drrcrter. It Is asserted wllh confidence tha Lhe American liner was one of Lhe.ves sela an which the iasLrumenL hi been Installed. 'The work of equlpplo other- Teasels is gmng ori at a rapl rate. Tbe expense and time necesary LnElaU defence are said to be In significant when the success retidere Is taken Into consideration, is RICE LAKE 'rospectors Bring to AVimnipeg Ore That Is Valued at I f Winnipeg, Sept. of mporLant gold strike "In the Rica Lake mining district came down from''lhe norlli today when a. parly brought In 2 OS pounds o[ ore valued at I If tee a thousand dollars, it was taVen from a drift off the shaft of the Gold Pan mine, work on which h'u been re- sumed du'rlng the past six weeks, Tol- the seltlcment ot IHIgaLlon ivhich has tied up the property some Petroerad. Sept. on Iho Riga front continue to progress In their drive- atalpst Germans. OB Suadar Hie RusIfUiB occupied a Gorrnaa position aouth- ot Haspal also forced the Teutons out of Sadren Farm to Eouth ol SlsseraL. The text of BtBtemeal Itsueil today by the Hns- GIan office readsi ''WeeLern front: In direct ion ot Riga ftgbllog between posts con- tinues, our adrance elements resistance everywhere and at points luaklcR progress. 1 AVe have occupied the farm .of .Sadzen, south of the tova oC Slstenl and alio have taken the cemeterr Eoulhweat ol HapaaL On Ibe north- ern bauk ol lhe river Aa, Saljelkt, ID the direction or Llna, one of our parties successfully raided en- emy trenches. On the rent of thla front Lbere were rifle flrlnc Koat- Ing- operatloDB. "Rumanian and Caucasian, fronii: There vrai uothloc special to report." Ccet lo the Front. Felrofirad, SepL Ker- eniky accompanied by minister o[ war, and Admtral Verdervskl, minister ot Petrograd lail night for tha Russian ariny headquarters In Lha lleld, Brltkh Front Quiet. London, Sept. Field Marakfll today, reporting milltary opera- time. The ore, which was eibjblled today In the olflce of Ilia company ,n the grain eichauge, is quartz and porphyrite and is encruated gold. The president, -with sakl'tliat another lot of value was being brought out Superintendent I. O. ind W. C. the aecretary -of the company, who 'out'oyer m long route of lake anil portage, hid, a narrow escape -their launch caught fire and blew up .on. Lake Manitoba, but they bail time to trans- fer the ore Into a canoe. lions list nlxlit on the battlefrbut la ranee and Itelglum, says: "Beyond patrol encounters IB Ypres sector, in w'uieil ws Recurai few prisoners, Ihere was special Interest to report." SLEUTHS UNCOVER Rumanian Su Petroerad, SepL fon> es occupied a sector of r AnstroOerman fortified pMlttau to of Varnliii, saja- lie -offlT. cfii Etatement Issued todar hr the Ilussian war office. In the'area of, Hlga, lhe. statement adds, therei was no change In lhe EltualloD..' Will Kight Till Last Peg In Cof- fin of Conscription Measure Montreal, Sept. ae o the future atlllurte ot [he local r.ntl conscrlplionlsta In Tlew of the two arrests made in the past week, .Al phonie Hemler, antl-conscrlptlon talor and candidnie for parliament In Montreal (St. James) declared that he and hla colleagues who luive so far escaped Imprisonment, would con- tinue their llghr until they have orlv- en the laet pej; Into the coffin of tbelr canscrlptlonlst yiemles. "Our said Be'raler, to pland up like men. We are' sol slackers, and for my part; I am'cer- tain that a complete rlctorr thall crown our agitation for coDitltnttonal freedom." SHIP .SUNK; LOSS LIFE Chrlstlanla, 3epl. Ncrwe- gian foreign office announced today that lhe Norwegian steamship Aske- lid, of 2.S23 Ions gross, had been sunk by a German submarine. One boat with eleven men was lost and the cap- tain anil ten men wore saved. It was also announced that Iho Norwegian steamship. Rein, .of tons gross, had ueeu sunk by a Herman submar- ine off.Cape St. Vincent. Ten mea lost their llres and the captain and nine otters of the crew.'were saved. Yellow Wagon Gave Way -of Whereabouts of Bootieggera If 0 W MEET: OF WHOi-'Gtri President W. F. of (he berta Association ot Automobile; Clubs was In the city realenJar for the purpose of stirring up" interest' ltt-_- the provincial mecllifE to be held Calgarr Wednesday and Thursday ot this week. At Ibis provincial meet- ing It Is desired to draw n> some plan for concerted action ta connecljon with the better roads cunftlill, and as tho Union of Alberta' ties will slttlns tbelr'at tbe time, Joint action wltb them Is deeir- A meeting therefore cf the bridge Auto Club members Is.'called for tonight In the Board of Trade A little bit ot real sleuthing by De- tective Hcsketh and Const. Wigg of tbe Alberta Police yesterday morning resulted In Steve Bassettl of .Wlgan couching up and costs for an In- fraction of tbe Liquor Act. _ On Sunday night two ieaTlly laden were unloaded at the C. P. R. baggage room. They looted suspic- ious and the police goUwlse. Later a yellow wagon came along and tooK them to the north side. Early In the i elect delegates to the pro-; morning lhe two sleuths mounted Iinclal meeting.. This la most London, de orations ire gaMtted to Cfanaalans: Captain Charln Wward Coinollf, cavalry, rAM.on fonr lines of enemy when kearr Inaei were lafllcted ipn the eneor. Many prlaoiien were nd treat tsr of He wai wounded Mtre reacklaf nenr's wire, bst cflfiUnwd wttk kin parr? ud with greiteit iMltjt Mined to the raHed area wrtk kh major to mnke sire o pknion linking a> qutier ot an ton. The notwtthjlaiKlBai tfcat lie ed, reach ,cotrfara the name of Pwrtt ike WH 'a ;