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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME. XI. LETHBRII)^. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, SEiPTEMBER 19, 1918 NUMBER 237 UNS HARD POST--BOLSHEVIKI RETREAT LGARIANS Ml F FROMVin ; BURNING VIAGES LONDON, Sept. 19.-TheBulgar^nsareM^^^^ donia and are burning stores 'and villages, accordi(iig to a ^erbian official statemfent received here. , , The allied troops now have advanced more than twelve miles and their progress is so rapid that they have not been able to cqunt the prisoners and war material.taken. New regiments thrown in by the Bulgarians have b dispatch from Vladivostok announces that the Czecho-Slovak forces have capti^red Perm. LONDON, Sept. 19.-Bolihftviki fopciai* are retreatinia on both the northern and eouthern fronti, according tiiHa Stockholm dispatch to the Dally Mali. The dispatch states that k teleffam hat been received in Stockholm from Moscow statinoi that the Cifiieho-Slovaks atll) held the city of Samaro, which the Bolsheviki'reestittjit claimed to have rotaken. If the report of the capture of Perm is true it means that the Caecho-Stovaks Concluded 0A'-;1^aane8day, Hon. William Sloan, 'minister of mines, and W. H, Arijflsl^ng, fuel administrator fdr eaafern British Columbia, con-ferr*iSr-*rffh the operators and, � afteiwirdi; met the miners' rep-resentii|tivas, but little progress waa m|de' at these conferences, anotherimeeting being lield -ttiis :mornln(|:lh an endeavor to bring the twiaparties together. This af-ternDOi>,ii.fhe minister, and Mr. ArnM:it||g will meet the operators DRIVEN TO FRONT LIKE LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER Amoterdam, Sept. 19.-A large number of German recruits, mostly boys IB years of age, refused to entrain for the front at Aixchap-pelle, according to Les Nouvelles, which says that the soldiers were ordered to fire on the mutineers, of whom eight were killed and many wounded. It is stated by the newspaper that the remainder of the revolt- ing,.recrults were then driven in-' ta^hair trai;i like cattle, but they were firing' from the windows .of . the cars as the train moved out of the fttajtlon. Archie Stow'art was acquitted In Supreme court yesterday of the charge of receiving .stolen aheep. The jury, after a deliberation of close upon two hours, returned a verdi|Ct ot not guilty about 5:30. Stewart, while on the fitaiid, on his own behalf, told a straight story, and the jury evidently preferred .to 'believe this than the story ot Dawson, who is now servipg a term for the stealing of the aheepj and.,whose evidence yesterday waa vefy strong against Stewart. \ Evidence yesterday was in the nature of corroboration ot Stewart's story. C. P. Peterson, and Harry Hearne gave evidence that a fair iirlce had' been paid for' the sheep. Evidence was also produced that seven' weeks had elapsed Jbet'ween the timo Mr. Kerr counted his sheep and tlib time they were discovered on Stewart's farm. Pelletier was .put on the stand and flatly conti-adlcted Dawson's-story implicating Stewart. Evidence was also given establishing that the number ot sheep found on Stewart's farm wore what he himself had sworn to. >rr. Justice Walsh, in the course of his charge to the jury, said it was iu-credlbje that Dawson would tell Stewart, a man he had known but a day or two, that the sheep. Jiad been stolen fronl' a farm- which waa only three miles from Stewart's own place. SIAMESE WITH ALLIES. ^yell-Known Foirmer Lethbridge Man Falls in Battle-Was Membei-Heirald Staff Corp. TTarry Jfavaety, a well known former Lethbridge nian, is on the casualty lists tliis nio>ning as killed in action on Sept. 2nd. Corp. Maveety was a'^-fornier mem ber ot the Herald staff, liaving heen a lindtype operator here. He enlisted with the infantry in Saskatchewan, having left Lethbridge previous to the opening ot the war. He #as a son-itt-law of. Andrew Jleldig 61 Lethbridge and his wife and family of three children now live in Calgary; Corp. Maveety came here' ftbm Prince Albert where tor som* tjffie' his ifathar was connected with a- newspa^lir tliare. Amon^ others on'the llst^oday are Pte. Napoleon Masphand, #ho enlisted here, next of kin belnl; in Quebec; Pte. Georges Ijfebrdivver, enlisted Lethbridge, next Kiti, Belg;iuini and Pte. Garnet Trott, anllated i,ettabridge, next ot klh, 'Vict6rla,'B:C. ^pThisiae men are wounded. Pta. Perkins, who en listed he^e, and. Whose father lives at Fraser, Idaho, il dangi&retiely ill. A T Paris, Sept. 1!).-Siamese troops, Vttlt'a general and his staff, have ar-ftrefl In France to participate in the war. ^ , ; ? tor' car owners. Will they set ? a good example ,by oomplylug 4> with the request bt^the fuel coptroUor, fcr will they not?   Renjtober,^ Canada expects * �fl" that every .motor car owner on.  d special opportunity to serve the country. The true patriots asks nothing more than this. ^ * - * Paria, Sept: ia,--TufklMi troops have taken Baku, .Mebriding' to a Bassl diapateh qitotlng^a telegram from Cenataniini^jtle lindar dJlte of Sept. 17. It Is pointed out by the Tempe that the. treaty of Brest-LItovak left Baku to the Riisalans, bOtthat this dotrnot prevent the Turks from coritlnuing their advance.  Amsterdam,, ^. Sept ISs^pnatjuitin Fehrenbach, presld.eflt of the 'Qerman reichstag, sees no say(|; "It will,.however, he lipjjtp the $ov�Tninent to make a deterihlii^ll stand against the panrOnrinans;;.',.,; i, ; One Acre Specially Measured Th^eslied 55 Bushels-^ AvjerageOver30 , ,. A specially n!eaaured acre on the jail farm threshed this mbrn-'-ing, Yielded SS bushels to the acre. This was summarfallewed .land. There are moreNanBheIs to the acre. This year, a dry year, the yields, so far as threshing has proceeded, have averaged ovdf 30 blislle^ to the acre. .'iV' l j There are 226 acres in whaat^on ttie farm, and it will all arerace w^i^TflVar 30 bushels. It is beautiful MhrqilB wheat, grading No. 1, of the very hi|b-est quality, that is.being turi^AlO&i by the separator, and it ,1b a sight for sore eyas this year. Besideb - i ..^-o; Ahoftief TBssential.^'e *'aays. Is for seriouBi^idenipci'atic 'governnient in Aus-tria-HuuMiry, and Germany to take the heini.^' gllnB' Reactionaries, he Insists, must; be ient %tbi the rear. The situation, lie-adds, also calls for the abrogation of the Brest-Liti^sk and Bucharest peace treaties. "Thus,^only can peace come quick-ly,"Ttlre"cSilin; tleclares. SURROUNDING ST. OUENl: ME MORE THAN 8,000 PRISONERS WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE, Sept. 19,-(Asaoclate* Press)-Field Marshal HaigVforces up to midnight last night had captur' ed^ a total of more than 8,000 Germans, as the result of their drive oT yes. terday on the Cambraf front. Several thousand, yards of the 'HIndenburg outpost line was in. British hands this morning in the Vijieret sector, southwest of Lecatilet. Forty guns were captured by the British yesterday. In the.8,000 prisoners taken, 23 German regiments in 11 divialona were represented. British; %hd Hftx^reached^the outskirts bf^^ SilDEAl FERNIE Orc|iestra Leader at Theatre Shoots Himself-Found at Home of John Locke BEBRIIISHOAY Now York, Sept. 19.--A resolution to organize a commilftee to co-operate with patriotic jocieties throughout the country in tlie celebration of Nov. 9, of British Day, In commemoration of the British defense of Ypres, which has taken its place in history as one of the eleven decisive battles of the world, -was unanimously adbptad at a metting here today of officers of the Sulgr^ve Institution. Among the societies Whidi will join ^n tha celebratlop are tlii^NationBl Se-curlty-.taague, 4weri�ih Defence Society.. N/lJiionW. Pom^ltee of Patriotic S6ci�Ueiu>-/^i9e(i�^'^'%ociety; Na-tioaai taFayftWiibaj^ tommlttee. Society aeience �kad'Hiltorical Preservation and Pilgrim 'Society. Gover-noi�-,�Bd'.mayoTs. will' b^- asked to par- (Special to the Herald) Fernie, Sept. 18. - The town waa startled this evening by a report phoned to the police station stating that a suicide', had taken place in the cottage occupied,by .John Locke on upper Victoria Ave., just off the business district. Upon the arrival ot Chief Weisby he found the' lifeless body of William Alien, a, violinist, who has been leadjsr, of tlie Orpheufh orchestra for several years. The body was found with a bullet hole through the head hanging across a chair in which he had evidently been sitting, his head hanging down upon the left side, his right arm hanging down on the right aide and a .38 revolver lying near his hand on the floor. Mrs.- Locke, who has been taking lessons from Allen was seen cunning from tlie house a lit.tN before eight o'clock and running wildly up street towards the park. Mrs. Jenkins, who lives just across the street from the Locke cottage, heard the screams and at once phoned, the police. Mrs. Locke was found in the park in a distracted mental condition and was taken'to the \Valdorf hotel by the police. Mr. Locke, who had been out on a iishing trip, returned to the house while his wife was, running wildly through the park and was horrified at the gruesome sight which met his gfaze on returning to his home. The !,body of- Allen was removed to the morgue by � Policemen  Ciarkson and coroner "Thomason and an inquest will be held in tSe morning, Locke and his wife are being held under surv'eil-iauce by the police. LONDON, Sept. 18.-The British have penetrated iKd': enemy's defenses northwest of St. Quentin to a depth three miles and captured more than 6,000 prisoners, FieU' Marshal Hajg^^repbrts tonight. The Britip^hiiy^^ipa|itured Fresnoy-le-Petiti Bfji. ^ and Pontrud^^rtd'the Australians have bccMpied guere; Vilkret 'aijid Hargicourt. by the Guislan and octujpied Gauchfe \Vood. The Germans late yesterday-started a heavy bombardment on the-north paift.o'f the battlefrbnt, southwest of Cam-brai, between''GpuzeMcbuVt^ and the Arras-Cambrai road.^! The fire was of extreme intensity. The enemy followed hisi bombardment by a strong infantry attack on a wide fronl? northward from the vicinity of Trescault. He was completely,' repulsed at all points with great loss. He was also driven ofl' with heavy casualties shortly afterward when he launched 4 strong attack north of Mouevres. Some German parties thai succeeded at points in entering the British trenches wer| | entirely disposed of by coiinter-att'acks. \ * PARIS, S^t. .19.-French troops laat night continued their progrea4 in the region of St. Quentin and penetrated the German positiena at Cvn* ^' tescourt, three miles southwest of St, Quentlh. ' !; ot machine guns were taken by thefll and the town of Lempire waa capturedL as was Mauche "Wood. ,(Lemplra llir. four miles 'directly west of Lb Cat*>v let). , Nun Set Fire, She Confesses  *  � � � e fire," Bhq\old 'tli6. police, "and act tire to a pile ot newaj^apers, which I had placed behind the radiatdr.In the room where the bableaCwere sleeping. The.curtains caught fire and then I \vent backyto Ifcd. God knows'why 1' did It. After I had been in bed some minutes, I heard cries of 'fire,'. and rushing back to the nursery in my night dress I carried two of the babies to safety. I was then taken to the ward to the Notre Dame hoapitalj r| where I was sick for two days." ' Courtemanche admits having mad^. two other attempt^ to set tire to tUi Grey Nunnery once'before. / She is a �woman ot 27 and is verjfw well connected in the eastern towiii^' ships, where she has lived moat �^ her life. She esame to Montreal eafU in February last to enter the aervtcW^v' of the Grey Nunnery as an orderly _ in : the babies' orphanage. H^r remover;: to ..Montreal was brought about, tha^ provincial police state, as a reaalt ot a discovery that she possessed a firs ' mania and had attempted incendiarlaili): in her home.  SOUKHOMLINOFF PAYS rOR HIS TREACHGRl � London, Sept. 19.-Gan. Souk-^' henilineff, minister of war In th� R'uaalan Imparlal cabinet. fi^iii; 1909 to 191iS, waacourtmartlalla;!!' on Sept. 8; and ahbt on the Mn>�etro0rj!|i;i era -.o^^anna and > t^narrilt here by the Amaterdiiiin ^coij pondant �f i^the / Excbipge iT.ijIgi A8A 16?0 71798651 0 18708339 ;