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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1918 NUMBER 236 Belgian Govt. Has Refused WitKout Elaboration The Peace Offer of the Huns '\ " * � PARIS, Sept. 18.-^The Belgian government, after consultation with the allies, according to the Petite Parisien, has decided to refuse without elaboration the reported offer of a T^rtible Deed G)mmitted by! separate peace made by Germany. a Father-^Toollka, Lives of- An Amsterdam dlipatch Tuesday vifelmvB that Belgium should remain Five Children As' They Slept, ' Mooie Jaw, Sept. 18.-About 12:30 o'clock last night, Wiltiam Bron\ley, driver for the Dominion Expreta company, walked to the oehtra) police* atation and horrified theaergeant In charge by calmly atating that he had miir-dei:ed hia five children by cutting their_throats and that they had better lock him up. Bromley waa r.ecompanled by hia wife, who hiard the newa for the firat time VMieri her, huaband, who had appeared perfectly aane to her, told the story to, the police. Bromley, waa left at home with the children while the wife went topicture ahow. She returned some tthie about 10:30 o'clock, but Bromley refuaed to allow her Into the houae. She argued with bi^~a.ii^vhe finally aakad her to gp"to tlie police atfitlon with him ltd ahe would than laarn the Ma-aoif, UThe policeman, who ruahed to iW houae, fouhd the childran � on a btd, eaehi viflth -Ita throat #raciicaliy:W%red from the bo4y. BBid that a dlai^atch from Berlin said nothing was known In competent circles In Berlin regardlnir the separate peace proposal to Belgium. Information was received in England Sunday night to the effect that Germany had n^ade ah offer to Bel-glum, the terms Included the pro- neutral uiitll the end of the war, that Belgium should use her good offices to secure the return of the German colonies and that the pre-war commer cial treaties should again he put Into operation. The proposal cont^ed no _ __ _ admission that Germ-any had wroniM-|^^';t;^lgatlon upon Uie'seaV;'estaWlsh- Belgium, nor anything concerning reparation or indemnities. THE U. S. AHITUDE Amsterdam, Sept. 18.-Washington dispatches, indicating the attitude of the American gorernment as to the Austrian peace offer, are prominently displayed In all German newspaperi. "This precipitate rejection of the Vienna proposal does not surprise U8," says the aemt-official Nord Deutsche AUgematne Zeltung. "The Auertcana want to take the lead. Now, as before, they preach force, which is to lay Europe in ruina. (We ahall have to wait and see whether America's allies, will idlow themeelves to he-oome intoxi.caMd with this line of force or whether there will be recognition of the -fact that a protracted war AvllUlead . Bhirdpe to rain and leave only one claimant to the bankrupt estate." ' . NOWiilAL Faces Serious Charge of Receiving: Big Baiid of Stolen j[^'l^r|p^- in supreme conrt today oen^rea a'bout the trial. of Archie Stewart,'tfae i^aU known yoimg local (wmer, who,ia,facing: die aerkiaa la tk^ �ittol|lR'ill BOW notor^ {-Mnd of aheep were alletjM to hav* been atolen from the farm of Geo. ;Kerr, and sold toStAwart. atewart la ,. The Tildes admires the prom^titudlk of the reply as heartily as it "agrles with the line taken hy the presfdeat Tfa* Morning Post says thit , the answer is framed in the only>termB which befit.the occasion. C The Daily Chronicle fhinka that the alliea canhot fall to be influencM iby President Wilson's example #hieh makes it certain.that they willi'reject the Austrian invitation. The .Chrbn-icle contends, however, that th'^lr pi�-. Bltion is different than Amerlca'a and that their reply ought io be framed so as to carry'a mesaage of hope and not despair to the qiiMseB of Gennany and Austria-Hungary, 'S PEACE London, Sept. 18.-The American delegate* to the inter-allied Labor and Socialist congreas today presented proposals that the conferen��e endorse the 14 pointa laid doWn by President Wilson as the ffondittans on which peace may be eatabltehed and maintained. In an adAress to congress on last Jan. 8, Prfesldent Wilson outlined 14 points as comprising the American program foi^'vv'oria peace. The points were: ^:;-.f. , Open coifesiiants of peace; freedom ment of eqiiial trade conditions among nations consenting to the peace; reduction of 'armament; imttartial ad-, justment otXcqJonlal claims; the evacuation of''|ill Russian territory and the erectloitijbf Bu.ssia into a free nation; {he evacuation and restoration of -Belgium'-; > the surrender of all French terf(|ory and the wrong of Alisace-Lbrrauie to be righted; rjB-ad-jiistinent of-'^e frontiers of Italy, the peoples of Austria-Hungary to be given the free .."opportunity for development; Rouiiu|nia, Serbia and Montenegro to he'flvacuated and restored; nationalities .tinder Turkish rule to be}' assured security of life and the Dardanelles to % free; an independent Polish state to be erected with access to the aea;^ a- general association of nations to4b�i\-^0�v tries ondnaenre od^'share of the nat trade that la to boine outOt tke m*. toraUon of Bui�m^�ftar>t)m war." . "Let the (nduititel B alone the Canal du Nord, oiir bag yesterday morning being'an officer. There is much shelling, the enemy paying special attention to gas, which he pours over Jn guahtities,suggestive of a purpose, which does not materialize. Sniping with � big guns � haa become a feature of the present, conditions. Night bombing is ,d.eveloj)ing with the moon, but the capable handling ot the searchlights on the Canadian front Is defeating the enemiy's intentions.  Last night was any example of th^ efficiency of this method of blocking the raiders. Everyone was j turned back, most of them-being caught in the rays and held until they scurried to safety. One was hroughtu'down in flames, the crew.of the bomber taking to parachutes and landing within the Canadian lines. Again-today an enemy machine crashed, but' its crew saved their lives by parachutes. This idea, which is only now under development, win alter the. aky lighting materially and one may feel assured the allies will not lag,if it Is worth adopting. Gas bombing Is * also being indulged in by the enemy. Today the brigade which distinguished itself by the capture of L'Quesnel in the Amiens fight, received its medals from the hands oiC the corps-commander. meine Zeltung. The Bolsheviki troopa are said to be advancing west of:; Tzaritzin and have occupied the towi�.;: of Tiiaps, in the same region. Pur west, there has been successful fig ing by the Bolsheviki in ttao-ae borhood of Stayropol. It ia Nrpo that Maikop, ahouj; 100 miles east, Novorossysk, has been captorfed the Bolsheviki. Must Recall Bulgars . London, Sept. 17.-While the and-their French allies are wrea from the Bulgars some of the' st .est positions they ha-ve held in donla for thd last two years, Slar Poch's forces are nibbling successf at the German lines on the west front In the face of more determls resistance. ' The near east furnished tha moat' sensational news of the day, howevar. . ThS oftenslye, which has been con� ' ducted there,\seems not only the most . successful,' biit the most pretentiosai in many months. It appears probaU*:^ that a further advance by the Franooi Serbian troops will necessitate the re.:: call of the Bulgarian divisions whtdt have been lent to Emperor WlUiain-! to bolster up his shattered divislont , in the west. , On Macedonian Front. Paris, Sfept. 18.-Allied forces oH the Macedouiau front, hare ponatra� ted to a depth of nearly 4% miles on a front of 15% miles and have cap-,' J tured 4000 prisoners, according-to 04 official statement issued tonight the war office. Toronto, Sept. IS.-Representatl*!*.; from seven of the provinces of tHpe Sask., and Judge Jackson, lietbhrid it was reported-that the Cj^fiaf Red Cross in JBuglanjahad glve%;^E pairs 'of box t'(j rth'o" vSanerl9--Cross in, response !''toi'.a|i'>' ' call, , a.1 99 6853 772759 7322 ;