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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBEKTA. THURSDAY, SKPTEMBKK 1!). Je Sunday motoring for pleasure while the war lasts! Tho eyes of tho public arc upon Canadian motor car owners. Will thoy set a good example by complying with tho raquojt of tho fuel controller, fcr will they not? liomajuber, _ Canada expects that every motor car owner on Sunday will do his duty. It is a special opportunity to servo the country. The true patriot asks nothing more than this, �>arle, Sept. It.-Turkish troop* have taken laku, aocordlng to a Basel dispatch quoting's telegram from Constantinople under date of Sept. 17. It is pointed out by the Temps that the treaty of Brest-Lltovsk Isft Baku to the Russians, but that this dee* not prevent the Turks from continuing their advance. Opposition Leader in Hungarian Parliament. Wants Reactionaries Sent to Hear One Acre Specially Measured1 Threshed ."�"> Bushels- Average Over 30 A specially measured acre on the jail form threshed this morning, yielded 55 bushels to the sere. This was tummerfallowed land. There are morevac/es like It. The whole farm will average over 30 bushels. Tho provincial jail farm at- Leth-bridge this year is keeping up Its reputation of producing good crops. In 1!>K> and I'.Hi;, tho bin years, the yields run something like 60 bushels to tho acre, nils year, a dry year, tho yields, so far as threshing has proceeded, have averaged ovef 30 bushels to the acre. There are acres in wheat on tho farm, and It will all ayerage wall over .10 hushelii. It Is beautiful .Msrijgls wheat. (rradin� No. 1, of the very highest quality, that ia belnx turned otit by the separator, and It Is a sight for sore eyes this year. Besides the wheal crop, there were 26 acres In alfalf* which yielded 100 tons la two There sro alto 50 acres of potatoes which will provide a gdbd store of those vegetables. ALLIES TO EAT Amsterdam. Sept. 19.-ConsUptiu Fehronbach, president of tho Qermun relchstag, boos no reason to expect a ministerial crisis In Germany, according to an interview with him printed In tho Lokal Atuelger of Berlin. "No one need doubt that the cuau collor is determined, to bring about a peace by understanding," he.says "It will, however, bo up to the government to make a determined stand against tho pun-Gerniaus " Washington. Sept. IS.-America and its co-belligerents having agreed that it ia necessary during the coming year to mix -*� per cent, of other cereal flour with wheat flour, Food Administrator Hoover has asked congress to suspend the mixed flour law so that this nation may carry out its obligation. in a letter to Representative Halnoy, a member of tho house ways and meaus coiuniilteo, Mr. iioover said ho went to Iho recent conference of food administrators from tho allied countries with instructions from President Wilson that it was'the duty of all those fighting Germany to "eat at a common table," and added: "It appears to us that it is only a portion of our national duty that our peoples should undertake the same loaf as that provided in the allied countries. Kni'thermore, our peoples are anxious to participate with the allies in such sacrifices as are necessary to win the war." Bulgarians Sold Them to Turkey to Work in Asia Minor Paris, Sept. l'J.-The Serbian gov-eminent In in possession nf documents proving beyond possible iiurstinn that thousands of Serbian pri-oners have been sold as slaves for :i specified period to Turkey by Miliaria. Austria-Hungary and Germany, according to a Balkan agency dispatch from Corfu. The prisoners, It is stated, were delivered to contractors who are engaged In work in Asia Minor. It is said that they were subjected to terrible treatment and that thousands have died from typhus, cholera and hunger. Amsterdam. Sept. --Count Michael Karolyi, the llmutariau opposition leader, has reiterated his d-rlnratloti that the central power* sbouhl an-ept President Wilson's 14 peare points, an the basis for peace, negotiation*, according Jo a Budapest dispatch to the Hrsnkfart Gazette. Another essential, he says, is for serious democratic government in Austria Hungary anil Germany to take the helm.. Tint lOvictluniirlcs, he Insists, must be sent to the rear. The situation, ho adds, also calls for the abrogation of llie Hrost-Liluv.sk and Much-arct peace treaties. "Thus, only can peace come i|iiick-ly," tho count declares. MORE THAN 8,000 PRISONERS WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE, Sept. 19.- (Associsted Press)-Field Marshal Haig'l forces up to midnight last night had captures a total of more than 8,000 Germans, as the result of their drive of yesterday on the Cambrai front. Several thousand yards of the Hlndenburg outpost line was in British hands this morning in the vllleret sector, southwest of Lecatelet. Forty guns were captured by the British yesterday. In the 8.000 prisoners taken. 23 German regiments in 11 divisions were represented. L WITH THE SWISS Rome, Sept. 19.-An agreement has been reached between the Gorman and Swiss dologutos concerning the transit of Swiss exports and Imports through Germany, according to an official statement. Honeoforth. afuar tlie approval of both governments, Swiss cottons, silks, and watches will bo allowed to pass through Germany to Hnllan i. Denmark. Norway and Sweden and exports from those countries to Holland. A similar arrangement was discussed concerning the transit from Hoti-munla nnd Kussla of various commodities, but for the present ouch consignment must lie dealt with individual!}. Orchestra leader at Theatre Shoots Himself-Found at Home of John Locke LONDON, Sept. 18.-The British have penetrated tKd enemy's defenses northwest of St. Quentin to a depth o( three miles and captured more than 6,000 prisoners, Field Marshal Haig reports tonight. The British have captured Fresnoy-le-Petit, Bethaucourf and Pont rude and the Australians have occupied Lever-Iguere, Villcret and Hargicourt. The high ground south of Gouzeaucourt has been carried I by the British who have reached the outskirts of Villers-| Guislan and occupied Gauche wood, j The Germans late yesterday started a heavy bombard" j mcnt on the north part of the battlcfront, southwest of Cam-! brai, between Gouzeaucourt and the Arras-Cambrai road !The fire was of extreme intensity. The enemy followed his 'bombardment by a strong infantry attack on a wide fronl I northward from the vicinity of Trescault. He was completely ; repulsed at all points with great loss. He was also driven off I with heavy casualties shortly afterward when he launched a j strong attack north of Mouevres. Some German parties that | succeeded at points in entering the British trenches wer the I(irait) Fertile. Sept. IS. -- The town was startled this ovenitiK by a report phoned to tiie pollen station stating that a suicide had taken place In the cottage occupied by John Locke on upper Victoria Ave,, Just off tho business district. I'pon the arrival of Chief Welaby he found the lifeless body of William Allen, a violinist, who has been louder,of the Orplieufti orchestra for several years. The body was found with a bullet hole through the head haiiKinK across a chair In which lie had 'evidently been slttitiK, his head haiiR-: inK down upon the left side, his right | arm IiuiikIiik down on the iIkIu sldo I utid a Mi revolver lyliiK near Ills hand on tho Moor. j Mrs. Locke, who has been taking I Inssous from Allen was seen cuiiiiIiik i from the house a HtlN before eight o'clock and running wildly up street towards the park. .Mrs. Jenkins, who lives just across the street from tho Locke cottage, heard, the screams and at onco phoned the police. Mrs. Locke | was found in the park in a distracted ' mental condition and was taken to the . Waldorf hotel by the police. Mr. Locke, who had been out on a j fishing trip, returned to the house i while his wife was running wildly through tho park and was horrilled at tho gruesome sight which met his gaze on returning to his home. Tho body of Allen was removed to the morgue by Policemen Clarkson and Coroner Thoniason and an inquest will bo hold in the morning, Locke and liis wife are being held tinder surveillance by the police. .;. t. 19.-French troops last night continued their progress in the region of St. Quentin and penetrated the German positions at ~ tescourt, three miles southwest of St. Quentin. Preparing to Evacuate. With th" Ametlcan Army oil the Lorraine Front. Sept. 1!>.- (Associated Press.) - American patrols after a night near the enemy lines reported that the Herman-, were placing mines at various poinu In tho region of llauinout This seemingly Indicates that the lierinans are preparing to evacuate. Austrian* Repulsed. ljondon. Sept. 1?. - Persistent thrusts by the Austriatis in the Seren valley on the Northern Italian front wen- repiilxed on Monday night by the Italian.-., according to an official wlrelc.-.-; message received In re. At one point, how.-vor, the message says, the Italians we/.- forced to make a .slight withdrawal of one of their posts. Italian patrols have capture^ an enemy post in the Cabena yalloyt Nsaring St. Quentin London. S�pt. 19,-Tho Hrltleh lust night made further progress In theil drive Into the Jlimlenburg line In tM St. Quentin region, aimed at the ent cirelotnent of the town, according t afternoon. After keeping Cuiirieiuanche under observation at the tlroy Nunnery for a week past, Delectivo Proulx of tho provincial police department, taxed the wont a 11 with the crime aud extracted a full and signed confession from her last night. Her arrest followed early today and she was arraigned at the courthouse on a charge of arsou. "I crept out of bed on the night ut tho fire," 6b.tiN.old the police, "and set fire to a pile of newspapers, which 1 hid placed behind the radiator in the room where the babies were sleeping. The curtains caught fire and then I went buck, to llfed. Cod knows why 1 did It. After 1 had been In bed some minutes, 1 hoard cries of 'fire,' and rushing back to the nursery in my night dross 1 carried two of the bablos to safety. 1 was then taken to the Kliuki -Club for tho night and after ward to the Notre Dame hospital) where I was sick for two days." Courtomancho admits having made two other attempts to set fire to th� Urey Nunnery once before. She is a woman of -J7 mid is verj well connected in the eastern town, ships, whore she lias lived most df her life. She came to Montreal eaft| in February last to enter the service* of tho Groy Nunnery us an orderly,in the babies" orphanage. Her remove! to Montreal was brought about, the. provincial police state, as a result o( a discovery that she possessed .1 fira mania and had attempted IticendiarlaOi in her home. * SOUKHOML1NOFF PAYS FOR HIS TREACHER*  London, Sept. 19.-Gen. Souk- '' homlinoff, minister of war in the Nussisn Imperial cabinet from 1909 to 1918, was courimartiallsd on Sept. 8 and shot on the same day, according to a Pstregrad dispatch printed In the newspapers -os^Vienna and transmitted her* by th* Amsterdam correspondent of the Exchange Tata-graph exchange 0 ;