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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta HcmW "VOLUME X. LETHBHLDGK ALHKIVTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMHKIV 20, 1917 NUMBER QUEBEC BRIDGE COMPLETE-BIG DRIVE IS ON Radical Element Demands Elim ination of Property Owners From Cubinel GOVT. IS AL'ARMED AT NEW SITUATION Telegraphic RUSSIAN Pelrosrad. Sept. Teresl- enko. tho Husslan minister ol for- 511 attain, has btcn appointed.vlcc- esldcnt ol tho council of ministers. VALUABLE CARGO. Sepl. A Melbourne spalch lo neuter's says that tho ritlsh steamer Port Kembla, which as sunk by an explosion near Cape arcwcll, carried no passengers, but valuable cargo. The explosion blew ul almost one side of the steamer nd she sank In twenty minutes. MITCHELL WON PRIMARIES. New York. Sept. John urroy Jlllchel won the republican layorally nomlnallon In yesterday's ftTLASI -TKe central Bridge was placed In position at 3.28 p.m. Quebec, Sepl. 20.- tpan of the Quebec NOMINATIONS FOR TRIBUNALS OF THE LETHBRIDGE DIST. His Honor JudBO Jackson of. Ihe Ju- out ot Ilio 12. anil Dr. C. F. T. Cony- district ot this morn-] bearc, K.C.. Is [he member chosen by Ing announced the personnel at Hie an-1 Judge Jackson tor the position. Dr poiutmcnls lo tno various mmnllwi I Conybeare Is the pioneer lav, ver of Sept. growln Fuprcmncy of Ihe Bclsncvikl Clemen In the councils ot the eoldlcrs1 an workmen's delegates here and at Mos Iliclr radical programs cllmlna Jug all properly-owning classes froi a -volte 111 Iho government, la a dove opment which Is causing great con corn. Tlie real'gnallon of the cicculli commllllce of tlic Tcliezz Skobeleir, TserelelH and Tchereno nnd as a direct- rcsu of tho ndoutlou on September )3 by laryc majorily of a resqlullon comm (Ing the soldiers' am! workrucn'6 del Bales' lo an ultra-sociallFt line ol CO durt. To furllier verify Ihe temper of tr council, and In view orlhe tact 111 there were many absentees at Ihc lir at Iho ndopllou ol the program In nu lion, ttie retiring members ot the ex cutlve t-ommitteo will offer themselv for re-election al Hie coming meeliu making crforls In the meantime lo e sure n full attendance: It is siriilucant lhat the Jloscow council of soldiers and workmen's dele- gates passed a program along practically the same Hues as thai of Ihe retro'grad council by Iho vole of 355 against 252 ajid demanded Iho re- signation ot the govenimenl commis- sioner KlsWn, who is a constitutional democrat, the Pclrograd comniillee- mcn-fn announcing their resignations declared themselves out of sympathy with the .program and declare Ihey cannot take tho responsibility for Iho action ot the council. The resigna- tions-of .Ayskqiilleil, Skobelelt and "7.ardo'ny, other members of the com mlttee, are'said by government sourc ,'cs to be the result of tie eelermlns lion ol Ihe-council of soldiers' ant workmen's delegates io its representatives from any cabinet In which the constitutional democrat! are members.' a social revolutionist, aiid Skobelcff, a soda democrat, according to reports, ma> withdraw their resignations. Premie Kcrcnsky Is slill at Mohilcv bul is V.eeping in closo louch with the situa- tion. Tlic, government Is opllmlsllc over Ihe results of ihe conferences be- tween Premier Kcrcnsky anil army Ifai.lcrs and considers the Kaledlnes Incldcnl closed. Peace Boom Stockholm, Sept. Conditions in layorally nomination m ydsiBruaj a .wor, rlniarles by a plurality ot 1.1S9 vptes lyears' ilrcam, with one bridge ver William M. Dennett. WMH'only when nearlng completi 001) wo dlslrlcla missing buf ot layor Mitchell's Vote was 3G.13G and lennell's 35.527. Judge John Ily- and of Brooklyn, Democratic candid- ate tor mayor, was unopposed. NO HUN REPLY YET Rome, Sept. Casparrl, ihe papal secretary of stale, last.nlght declared lhat tho-reply ol the control powers to the pope's peace proposals liad not ycl the vall- can. This Is taken to prove that Its statement recently published lo tha effect that the reply bid lett Berlin on Sunday Is untrue. Tho Quebec cantilever bridge scheme, the larcest ol Us kind In Ih world was a reality today aflcr flfly e collap- tlon and Making All Kinds of Manoeu- vres at Homelo Kwp Peo- ple From the Truth he prolotypo w. span which has now been fitted Into place, tell inlo the river. The en4 ot he arduous, protracted and dramatic citation ot the central span from Ihc surface ol tlic rlvtjr lo Us posl- llon between Llio two cantilever arms came this hazardous' enterprise, calling for the lifting of over 5.000 tons of steellthrough 150 leet of air upon four hydraulic Jacks, operated by compressed'air, was car- ried through wllhoul a serious hitch. The last hours of railing today were probably the mosl aniious the engineers ciperlcnced after the span had travelled up beyond the distaste at which disaster was met lasj- year, and alter 11 had been 'demonBlralcd lhal the ambitious mclliod ol getting the giant link Inlo Us final.position was perfectly The only lug" the'engineers hive liad to lard against was wind, and up to day scarcely a breath of it has been esenl since work ivan begun last onday. This morning, however, lere was a steady wind blowing al- ool broadside onto the span end It avc the engineers an anxious timo ntll the tcsls made proved lhal It as not strong enough lo cause a wing. While the actual completion of the tructural portion si Ihe bridge can ow be considered as complete, it will e some months before trains can be un over it. The bridge.will be Lurn- tribunals required to be mad? by him under tho military Service Act, 1517. As stated ycstcrdav there are 12 tri- bunals ol two mon eidi li tho Lelh- l.ridgo judicial dla'.rict, an.J II was :Lo duly ol Judge Jackson, as dltlrlcl roilrt Judge, lo name one man for cadi tribunal. The other member will shortlv bo named by Messrs, n. n. llcniiell and A. H. Clarke of Calgary, ;ntral who, as Alberta members of the inlll- tary service advisory board, have lhat Ihbrldge- gets only one tribunal the city of Lclhbridsc, and lj known not only tor his ability and standing la his chosen profession but as a stroni Imperialist who lends his Influence a every opportunity lo help cement Ihe various portions ol (he empire. Tho complete list of appolnlmenU for Ihc tribunals, and Ihe points a which they will be centered are as fol C. V. P. Cony bcare, K. C. Commence Attack Early This Morning and Are Sweeping Forward on a Wide Front After In- tensive' Artillery Douglas Jlaig's Report Very Satisfactory. OS PAOE London, Sept." attempt by the, and ale an atinospliereV or what Is here to be anolber pesce-Trmnoeuvre again is given prominence'In the mor nlng newspapers which are of the op- inion that there can" be .no peace unli Prussian mlllUrlsm Ifcrmshed.-. Thi Dally Mall under the caption Hui peice plot" declares: The- true friends of peace are tie silled ol Ihe governments which We striving to rembva the cause ol sll ot Uils mis- err, unrest and bloodahed by destroy ing Germany's military autocracy." The Times sayi-' -TWhlle the we' disciplined German'preiB, affecte t maintain an agitated dlscossfon as t whether Ihe forthcoming reply lo In papal peace note does or dses not, con tain an offer to evacuate Belgium u on terms which would leave her In th 1 perpetual of heroppressor Hussln maintained a small peace bonm heanawif of Hie illlej to any pi-nun Ibis-week on German slock markets. So-called peace shares, such as ship- ping and colonial issues made gains while mmmlons stocks' were corres- pondingly depressed. .The movement, lion-over, according lo Berlin nnd Ham- burg newspauiires, was of a limited Ecopc. Is ot Ihe kind retches Germany at th amc time -from both aides of th Atlantic. France is. bleeding fro hree years of the frightful .strugg against a toe who cms icr by a treacherous The United Slates are bnl entering the [ray for the defence of right slM llb- erly but from hoth comer the same clear refusal to listen io any Inildlons projects ol Wilhelma'treBM for peace (d oTer to the gang ol men, who will te permanently H This will consist'- ol-'- rallwiy rorkers and nalolers. The latter will lave a steady Job. It will take three to paint the .bridge, as'a cost of and when the men have fin shed at one end they will Etart again al the other. FOR BRITAIN Sept. eatabllsl menL In Cauada ot additional credll lor Ihe British government to facll late the purchase here-of munition foodstuffs and other supplies wis co sldered Sir Thomas-While In co sultallon with "Lord Re.ldlnK.Ili Was Ington this week. The minister i finance has returned to Ottawa, hi Is nattering from a heavy cold -wh! (CONTIKOBI OH THE GERMANS ARE OFFERING A VERY STRENUOUS .RESISTANCE TO ATTACK BANK CLEARINGS Bank clearings for the week ending today were as against for the corres- ponding week last year. This Is an Increase o! or 21 per cent. as Borne tiw Brunt of Fiercest Bombardments of the Entire War Canadian Army Headquarters In ranee, Sept. M the Canadian verseas quie ay on the .Iroit enabled me to visit company wai.a Canadian arlllle nicer who tbajfoarl In tho bailie l_ Julian in April 1915, the scene o hal when our men aved and barred the oad lo on tho bank the Yser. carnal1 and looking north- aslerly up the alope oi Pilkem ridge, here is, 1 change u Uie 'The ruhrs ot farm- louses In the were ct on fire during the battle ot St. ulien have been smashed into heaps f rubbish: bul the shelter trenches n tho upward slope from the canal ire still plainly visible. Tho enemy has been driven over. Ihe ridge and beyond Die Stcenueek, bul although, there is no longer an Impress in'salient and Uie high land, both north and Eouth ol VeTclly is now firmly 'held by us, the enemy still answers-gun with gun. A duel between soine German heavies and our own was in progress at Ihe Jrae of our visit II is beyond a doubt that In no par ol the western front; nol even'at Ver dun itself, has thert been so prolong ed and steady a gn'nilre maintained during Ihe past three years, as arouni Ypres, This tragic city ol the deal looks hideous; bul It is doubtless tru lhal" in the moonlight, when the aha dows of pinnacles and mounds o crumbling stone that mark the site o Ihe Cloth Hall, one ot the chief arch tectural glories of the middle ages, fa upon Grand Place, Ypres has a beaul ATM IS DEAD Kingston, Ont., Sept. Henry R. Snillh, sergeant-al-arms of the Canadian house of commons ainco 1S72 died suddenly at his homo on Ilium street. this morning m the elfects ot an allack of ppe. Colonel Smith bad come from tawa 2. week ago and was planning month's hnnting trip In Quebec. He ok-suddenly 111 at dinner In1 the Club Tuesday evening, but as better in Uie.morning. Whcu his sler -w'eni lo Ma room about seven clock Ihls morning she found that had passed away. Colonel Smith as born in Kingston in 1SJS and was e eon ot the late Sir Henry Smith e had been In the Canadian public rrico since 1S59 and also took a rominenl Canadian military lters lor the last fifty years. will confine him lo his room lor few days. Ixird Reading is tho.finan- cial representative of the British gov- ernment and he and Ixird NortnCllffe will make an official rlalt to Ollawa early next month. that nol all tho malevolence of th oe can destroy. Chicago, Srjpl. referendum en P. slrtkb ot S.OOO Great Lakes firemen and oilers la to be con eluded ncil Monday, according lo as ncrllons today by Chicago leaders The resolution being volcd on pro Tides for a ElrlXe on October 1 of al members ot tho seamen's union, and the marl'.lmo firemen's, oilers nnd water lenders' union, if the Lako Car- riera1 Association ncforo lhal dale, has not agreed1 lo extend the provis- ions ol Iho Atlantic aereemenl to Iho lakes These two unions have a com- bined membership of and R walkout would be followed by a strike 'ot members of the marine- cooks' union. it la declared. WATERPROOF BALLOTS New York, Sepe. proot Rnd unslnkable ballots will ho pro- Tided, (or New York soldiers who are nbroad when tho volo la cast' In Iho November election, It was announced today The state BoWlcr vole will b6 large, It Is Bald, that It will be prob- ably necessary to ask Ihe federal gov- ernment for warship lo convey Iho billots to this side. Strong Language Used In Conscription Debate Ottawa, .Sept. the of the Trades tpd'Labor Congress op- ened this mornlnj the'debsle Upon tho conscription resolution was roamed. Farmlllo ofJFxJmonton, pro- Rome, Sepl. oners taken by the Ilnllsns on Ihe Car- K front Include several Turks -which proTes.-linnmi army officers say, lhal Aiiitrla-Hnneiiry fs selling resenres from eTcry'posslblo quarter In making last desperate effort to stem the Hal- Isn Bdvtnce. was aecondcd by Delegate Ross, M.P.P., Calgary: "That all words after eilttenw In Ihe Ihlrteenlh line of the section of the executive council's report be de- ind Ihe following substilnled: This congresa cannot stultify ItBelt lo the degree of cllher. withdrawing or contradicting this year Its firm and carefully thought out Views an- Ihe question of conscription as ntlbodlcd In tho resolutions o( 1315 and 1916, nellhcr hns the g6vcrnmehl, by Its ac lions, Justified us In recommending n willing submission lo (he mllllary sor vlco act, particularly In view .of Ihe fact Ilial up lo the present, Ihey have not regarUtd the o weallh an part of con scrlpllon for war purposes; and'tha pending Ihe conscrlptHn.ot wealth, no iupport be given lo the principle o men for war parposes." Delegate Bancroft "Whs 1 wonld like to aicertsln K Jiisl whs does Delegate Fanplllo m.ler when h lays 'no support be given, Delegate Farmlllo: "It means )git what It siya lhat we remain rnert on CHECKING UP THE BRITISH SUBJECT Al this point Delegate Narclsae Ar and, Montreal, proposed another am ndment seconded by Delegate Arthur lartel, Montreal, as follows: "We recognize that lawa passed, by duly elected Government musl'.be observed, or democracy wonld become inarchy, and Vel we see no cailso to -liher conlradiet or wllhdrsw.ihe care ully thought out views oh conscrip- lon, ns embodied In Ihe reBolullonsoI and 1516 conventions ol the congress. Wo Ihereloro recommend that Ihe present government be peti- tioned to withhold application of the, military service act until: after, the' electron of a new parliament, and that we recommend lo all affiliated bodies lhat Ihey HSR all Ihelr efforts to obtain n pledge from Ihelr candidates for par- llnmenl If elcctcil they will Immc diately vote for tho repeal Boston, Mass., Sept. Sever lundrcd uames of men who have o ained immunity from service in tl United Slates national army by d daring lhal Ihey are Brillsh subjec lave been given by New England e empllon boards to the BMllsh-Cana Ian recrulllng mission. Members Ihe mission have announced .that Ihc lirltlsh government agrees lo p mil Ihc drafting ot British subjects In the United States, the men listed will bo ordered lo report lo British of- Londen, Stpt. British forces on the Belgian front at-_ tacked the German poiltlons ear- ly this morning of Ypret. Field Marshal Halg reports that satisfactory progress was made and lhat the British already have captured some valuable positions. The tent of .the British odlclal statement announcing that Field Marshal Halg had taken the of- fensive this morning ca'd: "We attacked at 5.30 this morn- Ing on a wide front tast of Ypres. Satisfactory progress il reported. Our troops already have captured some valuable Zurich, Sept. Von Frey- ag-Loverhonof, chief of Ihe Bupple- icnlary general statt of Ihe German rmy, has published a pamphlet en- illed, "the results of the world n which he says: "The general political and ecorjom- vsl situation ot the world works only n. favor ot our enemies and the Ger- man soldiers will be defrauded of the ruits of Ihelr victories. 'he general thinks lhat Irench war- are was a great mistaki and saya hal only an aggressive allack would lave brought'success. He adds that, th'o German offensive -ct" -CTloug'a to overthrow :he allies. The Post of Munich expresses Iho hope thai the reasonableness of the general's utterances will teach the pan-Germans "who wonld light lo comuer the wholo world with .their mouths" to estimate comcHy... !ho Imitations of Germany's mllllary jower. Ask Congress For 'Appropria lions Covering Army of r Men Washington, Sept. mobilization of the first-major in- crement of the national army was throughout ,the coun- try Secretary of War Baker and the chiefs o? the war appeared before the senate appro-' priallon committee to present re- quetU for an additional 000 with which to provide equip- ment for a total of men. Diipatehes from all parts of the country Indicated .that, mobilixi- tlon wss being carried forward smoothly. Almoat the entire.45- per cent, of the first oall force of men Will be under military control and training by Saturday. IHBRAira Melbourne, Sept. 20, via rieuler's 0 lawa to the oppos lion of ministerial Bupporlers, the go crnmcnt has withdrawn Iho propos to laT nnenlisted pcrscM} as. cable ycslerday. It is now proposed poso a super-tax of five p.e{ centS on the incomes of nil bachelors and" wi- dowers, Irrespective of-aJEC. The senate has passed Ahe war lishe gallon on oil produced Irom shalea In Australia On a Wide Front London, Sept. The neir BrWsn tensive, for wlilcli recent reports at eavy artlllerj- bomhardments, aerial cllvity and raids Into the Germm nes had prepared the public, com-' menced al dayllghl Ibis morning. Hack was mode on a wide front east C Ypres, and, according to .larshal Halg's report, satisfactory' rogress was made jKd valuaile lons were captnred. Tills attack apparently is a contln- atlon ot the earlier offensive whlcb. ivas brought lo a stop by bad -wea- her and the necessity of bringing up guns for the assault which was mrfe his morning. To Capture Cosst- Field Marshal selection o[ the batllcfront to -tha east ol n Belgium, as the scene ot his latest offensive against the. Germans iodl-. cates that It Is a continuance ot expressed purpose ot the British com-. mander in chief lo Iprce the armies of Crown Prince Rupprechfio! aria from the western, coast 'ol Bel- gium and 16 cat" oft the' German marine and airplane haseB on the. N'orlli Sea from Zeebrugge" to Nteg- port, Includtog Ottend. drfvS apparently is being made In the rectlon oi Itoulcra and Courlral om which Belgian townt, according'. recent dispatches Irom the Dutch ontler, the German' military anth- rltles havo been' evacuating the ctrll opulallon. Thai, Ihe Brillsh offensive had been n preparation tor' several days was., made known In recent stslemenls ot German general army staff. The ermiris reported that the Brlttah -ere.-malntaihlrig a violent and truclive fire Egalnsl the Teatcn ions, the bombardment- frequently. reaching Ihc Deterrnlned Resrctance. .r-. TSrltish IfeadquarterB In France end Belgium, Sept. (By .the d Field .Ijlarshal of- ensive. which .was began at: his morning on the Belgian battler rent, Is progressing with marked sac- V cess, especially in the crucial Mctor belween Ihe Yprei-Rouleri railway and Sollbete. -V The Qerman Infantry IB immMnl a. most determined resistance to. retain this vital ground and the'Tcuton ar- llllery relallatlng hearlly agElnltthe British hlg guns. A bitter fight Is In progress In the neighborhood ot x Inverness Copse, N'uns Wood and Glencorso Wood. .If Hie allackers maintain the, positions ie aa to which they have advanced in this section, they have accomplished one of Ihe most remarkable and most Im-. portant achievements In recent mon- slve will be known 11 Ihs. Today's otfe (leers in this cliy. Vivid Description of an Exciting Fight With Subs iyffi i qnesllon." Delegste Bancrcrfl: "Then don't propose lo 6ppoae. the lawl" Dclegalo Kannlllo: "Toar comrall-. lee rrcommfrnnVil obedi- ence lo the law. ssy Ihst we can- not to the law under the present drciLuUncea." Delegate Cooper was strongly op- posed In every way to conECjIpllon. Delegate Cassldy "I will support the amcnnmenl. I am Against Ihe report oi Ihe execnllri, rommtUee, because U Is weak-kneed. .Delegst? Ksrmilla had lo be guarded In his re- marks following hla resolution, be- ctoae there Is auch a .think at a De- fence of (he llfcalm Act, and we must all he careful. Regarding lly of Ihe gqverntnenl meajnreVlet pe My Inat this government (a debemlhig on force. The bill will good less It li forced. It woiilil tho first tlmcln history Ihil' If Iho government waits til Irest us like a mob (inn 'that Is pre cisely what It la Kolng) Ihen Ihe rriob nst previill. A cerUIn ilng'M Ksg Kingston, Onl, Sept. barge Hiawatha, belonging to the Montreal Transportition company with coal from Sodut, N. Y., for Kingston, went down on Lake On- tario during the nfght. All on board with the exception of (he captain were kit. Toronto, Sept. alobo this morning puWlsliea, a dispatch Irorn Albany, giving the vivid slory ot a Eiirrlvor ,of the big siuikon liner Devonian dctllilng a fight between cloven Drlllslvand four German un- dersea boals oil Ihe Irish coast. "Wo left said Ihc sur- vivor, "early In Ihe morning, a group ol fiflccn vessels, lo bo conveyed through the danger lone by eleven English submarines going "lonp the surface.' About thirty-eight miles oH Ihc Irish coast four of Iho U-lwat type were seen In Iho lance. Wo Immediately received or- dors_lD. put on speed and make Ihe grc-alesl headway we could, Bailing In pairs. Six ot Iho English submarines sunmergcd unlll they were half willle. 'ho remainder threw a .Quebec, Ger- nler, the' Canadian explorer, reached Quebec today from Ihe far north, all well. Bhol out under Ihcj- nrfaco slfalghl loward the U-boat. Thcro was a dull explosion ami Iho pcriscopo disap- peared. Oil lloalcd on Ihe sen. She iad down. Almost simullaneous- ly n slrcak of while shot out. from. a place near where the olher U-boal tiad been seen. Then another. Uoth (ravelled In onr direction. The ship right behind us hll.' ,She gol It right amidships and sank In a' few minuted: A second after Ihls the olh- er torpedo struck our ship near Ihc slcrn. Two men were Immediately killed by the explosion, Ihe i carpcnler and his assistant.'' The survivor Ihcn lells of the com- ing ol a licet ol airplanes and siib- marine chasers nnd Ihelr attack., .on the German suhraarlnea. "It >ll look less time .than It lakes (o (ell ho ssya. "pur was rapidly sinking. Men were overboard, olhera were (ranll cordon around the merchant sblps You could fairly hear the shells Ecream ns they whlzzeil Jhroujh the I llfeboata down. I air anil dropped through Ihe ssrface 11 would a betler.Chance II I got of" the In the dlrecllon In which hold erf (he Ih.l.MUerM the aiibmarlhcs were Mrsl seen. Sud- the sea than In one .of_fhe. Mow.n, dcnly two'periscopes wcnl (o our boals, I Jimiped overboard got starboard and on n almost, wltll I on a large iloallns llrdilp followllg ua llvo hoara. I '.L. _ nnl atnTI Ttlrr--fli AC Low Fine and warrr r.iille n'esf, Iho other n Illllo dls- 47 I lance off. from one of Ihe.half sub- a while streak did not atop to pick OS cording to Adrr.lrally orders ho mud still was deep, and the whole errllory covered wllh water-filjed shell'holes, tangled barbed wlra shattered Irees! The German defen-. ces were comprised largely, of con-- crclo redoubts Irom which the uoured n wicked stream ot bullets to-, to the ranks ot Ihe advancing Every llitlo elevetlon and' all tie woods were choked with The Dritlsh enconntered hard ftglit-' Ing at but their mafnl-.. ticenl artillery had done moeh. to make the llrsl slage ol their easier. B- Quiet on French Front. Paris, Sept. lor SrtOr- Icry was livery lous parla of the battle front Francs last night, Ihe. olKetel lent Issued this aflcrnboB s by ths. 'rcnch war ofllce says there "wss i lolhlng ol importance lo report. T1W. rail of iho Blafement 'There nothing lo report: Kif rirsal activity o( Ihe. artillery OB "he region south oy T.ewimi mfnes In Ihe -week ec4hsg 19, according to m official rtsleMt given ont todsy by. (he tnlrartjr. ID thla period rived and cleared al. Two French illpe ly atlsckeoV ;