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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER IX. Ill IS NUMBER 2M> Terrible Deed Committed by a Father-Took Lives of Five Children As They Slept. Moose Jaw, Sept. 18.-About 12:30 o'clock last night, Wiltlom Bromley, driver for the Dominion Express company, walked to the central police' station and horrified the tergeant In chnrge by calmly itating that he had murdered hio five children by cutting their throats and that they had better lock him up. Bromley was rccompanled by hit wife, who heard the newt for the first time When her husband, who had appeared perfectly sane to her, told the story to the police. Bromley waa left at home with the children while the wife went to a picture show. She returned ome time about JO:30 o'clock, but Bromley refused to allow her Into the house. She argued with him and ho finally aakad her to go to the police station with him and she would than laarn the reason. The policeman, who rushed to the house, found the children on .1 bad, each with its throat cut so badly that the heads ware practically severed from the body. Belgian Govt. Has Refused Without 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 separate peace made by Germany. Ail Amsterdam dlspntch Tuesday said Hint n dlaiJiUoh from Merlin said nothing was known In competent circles in Berlin regarding the separate pence proposal to I'lelgluin. information wan received In l'.ng-Jancl .Sunday nlglit lo the effect Mint Germany find made an offer to Del-tituni. The termB included ihe pro- vision* thut Helglum nlionld remain neutral until the end of the war, that, llidgluin sdiould uso lier good offices lo secure the return of tlie (ierrnnn colonic* and thnt tho prewar commer-rial trentle� should again be put Into operation. The proposal contained no admission that (ierniuny had wronged Ilclglutn, nor anything concerning reparation or Indemnities. THE U. S. ATTITUDE Amsterdam. Sept. IS.- Washington yenrs. w.-ts made hy Murcil Kiuchl. nu'iir her of the French liif(h cominis-sion. in ;m address here last night. L FEAT OF THE WEATHER High ........................... 76 Low ............................ 49 Forecast: Fair, not much change in temperature. Greater Industrial Production Must Take Place After War Russian Delegates Want Labor Commission to Investigate Conditions There London. Sopt. IS.-Kx-premior Kor-on�Vy yesterday attended the afternoon section of the Labor conference and was kIvcu u seat on tho platform. Arthur Henderson, leader of tins Labor party In the house of commons, explained that the regular HuhbIuu delegates had not arrived, although thoy had been Kivnn passports to leave Ucrguu, Norway. Mr. Henderson had received u Ioiik cablegrum from the KuHrilitn deli'itntos, who wore absent, appealing to the Labor parties of the western powers to despatch a commission to Investigate the attitude ot the musses in Husaia toward the Soviet government. Tho message added that the Russian workmen worn pow-erlcsa against their oppressors and thut intervention hy tho western proletariat would substantially facilitate the overcoming of tho Russian crisis. The latest Holshevlki outrages and the agreement of the Bolsheviki leaders with the Germans were aimed at tho destruction of the Socialists. Voting Syetem A lively discussion arose over tho voting system. Samuel tiompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, said iliat although tho American Socialist party waa not represented at tho conference, tho American Federation or Labor did not ylold an Inch In its claim to represent tiio whole labor movement and he protested against any system of block votinfi nnd against the French delegate Lcou-Reut's proposal that tho American Federation should ho apportioned only a certain number ot votes. Ho appealed to tho c.onferenoo nnl to adopt n coercive policy. A sharp debate followed, but no discussion was reached on this subject. First placo In the conference, it was decided, should bo given to a discussion of American war alms proposals. HUNGARIAN CRISIS IS VERY REAL NOW London. Sept. IS.-A Hiitih'u airman, while I'lyluc at, a height of 1�". na test, had the tail of his machine ^lini off by a direct hit from a shell. Tho machine turned tip.�hlo down and the pilot was thrown from his seat, hut he managed to clamber on to tho bottom of tho fusilape, on which ho ri'. inalni'd as!ride. ThnUKh the machine wan out of control, he manr.-ed, by moving backward and forward, to balance it iin'd Klide steadily downward. 1'nder a strong anllalnraft fire, he crossed tho Herman lines siiccessfiilly, only in few hundred feet from ih-.' Kround. Ills machine Time down ,\vith a crash �and ho received some injuries, hut will recover. Another British airman was shot clown out of control from an altitude of 13,000 feet. lie fainted on the way down and when he recovered he found himself under the machine, which was upside down in a marsh, and w;i toration of Bur�p� aitor til* war." "bat the industrial l?�4an ot taa �ast and the agrtuultural lMdan ot tho west got together." "Ijet capital and labor got tagxstfeor ou their common problem." in brief this la the foundation upoa which Canada must build her strength to moot thai hoary tmrdena o: raooa-atraction after the war, according to Mr John Wlllison, who addressed a gathering of 60 business men in Lota-bridge Tueaday afternoon. Sir John la president ot the Canadian Industrial Reconstruction association, and is touring tbe wot) to get into touoa with weatorn conditions, and to lateroat western opinion in ftfter-the-wmr problems. Muat Produce. "It we wo to bear without atraln aha hoary hurdoa of taxation that will n� (CONTIMIW FAoi il Amsterdam, slept. 18.-Or. We-ksrls, the Hungarian premier, arrived In Vienna Sunday and reported to tho Kmparor upon the situation In Hungary, which, according to tha Lokai An-aalgsr'a Budapest corraspondant, has rsesntly bsoomo vary critical. It is assumed that tho Wskerle eablnst will resign at an eariy dais. Aoaordfng to a Vienna telegram to the Relchaawjart, trio Austro-Hungarlan paaee not* was dls-atchsd after oonauNatlon with Qsrmany, with tho'lattsfs fullest approval. SptlHRfiold, Mo, Sept. IS.-Wrecking crows of tlw St. Louis and San Kriinclsco railroad wore workliiR this mornlnK to recover additional bodies of soldiers killed last night when a troop train and a freight irain met in n head-on collision near Marshfleld, Mo., 2u miles northeust of hero. The exact number of dead Is unknown, hut 11 bodies were in undertaking os-tahllshmcuts at Marshfleld ami it war, believed at least ftvo, and perhaps a do/on, wore still in the wreckage. Fifiy-ono seriously injured men wero In Springfield hospitals, having been hi'Oiight hero in a relief train. CREW LANDED Loudon, Sept. IS.-Members of (lie crew of the American steamship Dora, which was torpedoed and sunk on Sept. 4, wero landed at an Irish port on Tuesday hy uu American store ship. BURNED TO DEATH Toronto, Sept. 17.-When hla machine, caught fire while flying over one thousand feet In tho nir nenr Lea-side- camp this evening. Cadet Henry C. Saunders was burned to death. Hia home 1b in Erin, Out. 10 ESCAPE DEATH New Method Adopted by Ger man Airmen-Using Gas on Canadian*    NEW U. S. AMBA88ADOR FOR GREAT BRITAIN. Washington, Sept. 18.-John W. Davis, of West Virginia, now solicitor-general of the United States, has been selected by President Wilson to succeed Walter lllnos Pago us ambassador to Great Britain. �"���� 4 * � * * (Hy J. l'\ H. Livesay. (.'nmullau PresH Correspondent I. With the Cuiuidliiii Force* In Franco. Sept. 17. -(!> a.m.).-Quietness prevails along tlie Canadian front, though only n comparative quietness. There is iliat in the ranks today which will admit of no reiiirn to the old days of settled trench warfare. Hoth sides are watchful. Raiding continues along tho Omul ilu N'onl, our hag yesterday morning being an officer. Thorn Is much shelling, tho enemy paying special attention to gas, which ho pours over In quantltlen suggestive of a purpose, which does not materialize. Sniping with big Rutin has become :i feature; of the present conditions. Xlght bombing Is dovedoping [with the moon, hut tho capablo handling of tlie searchlights ou the Canu-illnu front Is defeating the enemy's Intentions. Last nigh' was an example of the elliciency of this method of blocking the. raiders. Kvoryone was turned luick, most of them bolng cuttght In tho rays and held until thoy scurried to safety, Ono was brought down in (lames, the crow of the bomber taking to parachutes uud landing within the Canadian lines. Again today an enemy inuehlno crashod, but its crew saved thoir lives by parachutes. This lileu, which is only how under development, will ultor tho slty flghtlug materially aud one may feel assured tho allies will not lug if It is worth adopting, tins bombing Is also being indulged In by the enemy. Toduy tho brigade which distinguished itsult by tho capture of L'Quosnol hi tho Amiens light, received its moduli! fro.ni thu hands ot the corps commander. nielnu Zeitung. The Bolsheviki troopa are said to bo advancing west of Tzurltzln anil have occupied the tow� of Tuaps, In the same roglon. Furthgr west, there has been successful flgl ilig by the Ilolslicvlkl In thO n�l| borhooil of Stavropol. It Is (wpor tluit Maikop, about WK) ratios oast Novorossysk. bus henn eapturod the Uolsihovikl. Must Recall Dulgars London. Sopt. 17.-While the 3*ts| and thoir French allies are wreatlg from the Dulgars somo of the stro est. positions they have held in Ms donln for the Inst two years, Marsfi Foch's forces are nibbling suecossfuH ut the German linos on the west* front In the faco of more dotcrmli resistance. Tho near east furnished tho most Hensationnl uowb of tho day, however. The offensive, which has been conducted thoro,\rteems not only tho most successful, but thu most pretentious, in many months. It appears probabte that a further advance, by tho France* Serbian troops wlli necessitate the ro� call of tho Bulgarian divisions which have been lent to Kmporor William to bolster up his ahuttercd divisions in the west. On Macedonian Front. Paris, Sept. 18.-Allied forces ott the Macedonian trout have penctra* tod to n depth of nearly i'/i miles on n front of mlloa and htwo cap- turud '1000 prisoners, according to an official statement issued tonight bjr the wur office. I Toronto, Sept. 13.-Representation) from seven of t.he provinces of tn* Dominion were present at the qua# tnrly meeting ot the Rod Cross coinV ell, held here yesterday. His lSxcclloncy, the Duke of !)* onshlre attended both eesslons. Among those present were Noel Mar* shall, chairman of the council; M. Christia and Mr. MacPhalr, Wlunl* pug; Mr. McDonald, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sa.sk., and Judge Jackson, Tvethbrldge. it was reported that tho Canadian Hud Cross In Kngland hud given 25,000�% pairs of sox to tho 'American Had' Cross in responso to an emergency. call. ,t 70 99 2883 ;