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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETH BRIDGE, ALBKHTA, I'HIDAV, SKPTKMBKll 2(1. 1'lhS NUMBTSK 2.'i8 METZ UNDER FIRE NOW FRANCO-SERBIAN FORCES HAVE TAKEN 10,000 PRISONERS MOUEVRES RECAPTURED BY BRITISH SERBS TAKE Huge Number of Prisoners Bagged by Franco-Serbian Forces in New Drive. Salonlki, Sent. 20,-The British and Greeks, in their attacks against the Bulgarians on both (Ides of Lake Doiran, are meeting with stiff opposition, but have carried the enemy's outpost lines. South of Doiran, a gain of 2000 yards has been made. More than 700 prisoners have been captured, says the British official statement issued today. GASOLINE AND PATRIOTISM Show your patriotism hy saving Kasidinr. Yon mny do this liy backing up tlii' Fuel Controller in tils appeal to save Karelin'' for war purposes. "Has" is becoming scarce, ami to .secure enough lor 111* war its use for pleasure must be restricted. Conserve the demand through reducing your consumption. By discontinuing tttf cars for pleasure mi Sunday, Canadian owners ran save .*1."iii,imhi � �e,,k. This is a saving that is surely worth while, H nicuns more gasoline ami more money [or the army "over there." TURRIFF 10 SENATE ; Ottawa, Sept. 2n -.1. ('.. Turriff, ! member of parliament for Asslnibolii .-IllCC hfl.S l>ee|l called to the Sell- 'nle. Only one varanev now remains in 'the senate, tin- ."eat being ill British ' Columbia. Refuses to Meet the Miners ASK ALLIED DIPLOMATS TO LEAVE RUSSIA Amsterdnm, Sept. 20.-The Bol-sheviki government has requested the British diplomatic representatives to leave Russia immediately, according to a Berlin dispatch printed in the , Weseraeitung of Bremen, a copy of which has been received here. (Bpsclnl to thn l'Tiild) Fernle, Sept. 20.-General Manager W. R. Wilson, of the Crows Nest Coal Company, has refused to meet the dehsgate* to the Vancouver conference and Hon. W.H. Sloan hat proposed to the men to return to work at Fernie and Michel pending the finding of a commission consisting of a representative of the company, representa- tive of the miners, and a representative appointed by the lieutenant-governor in council. The minister promises to have the coal mines regulation act amended so as to have the single shift of eight hours for each twenty-four hours in the coal mines of British Columbia. The miners of Fernic and Michel arc '.o vote on this proposition tomorrow evening. Paris, Sept. -Ten thousand Hue fariuu pi'lsonei.s were sent to the rear on Sept. IS alone, says Mare 11 Hutin In the I'.Ylio de Paris. The pursuit of the. retreatirtK enemy continues with treat huccoi.h, tin? artlfle adds. | Bulgar Front Broken | London/ Sept. 10 - Thii Serbians | liave completely broken the Bulgarian front. Other Serbian cavalry are advancing upon tin' Important Junction of Prilep. Tin' front is now UT. miles wide and is regarded us a most important, success.' It looks likely that the allies; will clear tin: whole, of this area. Greeks In Fighting. All tlin Bulgarian trench systems of the Serbian front have been penetrated. Allied cavalry has taken up Hie pursuit and one cavalry unit ban cross ell the t'erna, 'JM tulles north of the riokol positions. Another force of horsemen has moved the same, distance northeast. Hritlsh and Greek troops in an attack on a 10-mile front south of hake Doiran have made some progress. .\'c, details have yet been received. Saturday is Tag Day for K. C. Funds SOUTHERN ALBERTA Saturday will ba a tag day in the city for the benefit of the KnlghJ* pf. Columbm hut fund. Military leaders at the frrrt have repeatedly endorsed this worthy fund, nnd Lothbrldge people nrn asked to bring out their dimes and quarters to morrow to be ready tor the taggers. Every cent of this money' goes to comforts for the boya in the trenches. THE PEACE NOTE Impudently Propose Terms That Would Enslave Belgians to Germany After War London. Sept. 'JO. -The Belgian minister, in diBeufsinK (iPriuiiny'.i peace approach to Belgium, declarer, that conditions cannot be taken as n basis for any serious discusHlon. From the detail} furnished by Die foreign mln Idler, It appears that Belgium rectilv-eil no formal proposition directly from the Herman government, hut that the communication came by an indirect hoiii'ci). These showed that it was Germany's Intention to demand that Belgium hind Itself to effect a solution of the Inn-dingo �|ii�*sfton In conformity with the (atinimn Imperial policy which Belgium Would regard as an ubilicalion of the tight inherent In her sovereignty to �olvo Internal problems in accordance Willi the freely expressed will of the Hclglnu people. Giirmituy would also claim full amnesty for Belgluu citizens guilty of helping the enemy's plans und would thereby, according to the minister, impose on the Belgian government an act of .submission. Gcrinuny would insist on the malii-tenaneo after the war of commercial treaties, previously in force. Tills, following njion the destruction of Belgian industry hy the. invtuler, hays the minister, would ensure Germany's economic grip on the country. Moreover, lie added, the pawn theory Is nof abandoned, Germany would insist up-/ on binding the fate of Belgium with the solution of the. colonial question. I''ii'uilly, tho obligation resti*)g upon fiei'tnuiiy to repair the damage unjustly inflicted upon its victim was not even alluded to. (iermany would thus ho4enrlehod hy the pillage of Belgium, whose ruin would be complete .\iii..:u; tli�- names on 'lie casualty ii: t - today at'*- the following: Died of wound*-Corp. Clap* tone, enlisted Lolhbnilge. next of l.iu f'al nary. ( | Wounded- Driver den. Owens, enlisted |,eilibrldi'.e. ue\t of kin Greens-ville. IJne ; IMe. Wilson lluntl"y, tin. listed Lethhridge. next of kin Truro, -VS.; He. Fred Furter.. enlisted Loth-bridge, next of kill Toronto; Sergt. Arthur L'waway, enlisted l^ethbrldge. next of kin Did Bonita; He. Ja,r. Hamilton, enlisted Lethbrldge. next of kill Scotland; Pte. Henry .lohiiston, Cole-lnan; pie. lmtii>'l l-:>>y, enlisted Let.ii-bridge, next of kin Calgary; l'to. Ar-den I.ltt. enlisted Lethbrldce, next of Uln Selil'ingvllle, (}ue.; He. lloliert llaker, I'iiicher Creek; He. Patrick Uyan. Maclcod. REFUSE TO RETURN TO F [ Germans in Switzerland Asked to Ileturn Home to Do War Work ilenie, .;. L'e The c;ernian authorities in Berlin have in'-trii'ted all (I� � rrii;iii-' dlsi litirg" il from tlie anii;. and living in Suitz.�rland to return tot ticrmany for work In the r.-ar of tin' fiKlitiiig line, esp.-eially in guarding! i pri-on.iv. i | Herman subjeet.- here show little ill-: I clination to respond to the call and it j lis believed 7.*, per rent of Hie lueen, Hermans lifl'Ceti'd Will refuse to :ell|:i|| to (lenmiiiy. | MR. J. G. TURRIFF, M. P. Amsterdam. Sept. 10. -Baron Bur- ! the AuHtro-liuiigiirlntt foreign min, j Ister. unnouncltiK to the Herman depu-j ties that the Austrian and lli'tigiirbui I delegates would assemble in tho first j fortnight of October, is quoted In u dls- j patch from'Vienna as saying that his note to the belligerents had been con sldcrtMl for week* and In no wise influ enced by recent events ou tho battle-Held, The foreign minister said he bnd taken the step alone, "of cbnrse not without previously acquainting our allies 'of it and being certain of their approval in principle," because on the one hand the proposal had to mold the nppenrnnro of n peace offer by the central powers and on the other because the proposal was to bo address ed to all the belligerent* J. C. Watters Is Defeated Quebec, Que., Sept 20.-Thomas Moore, of Niagara Fall*, was eleot-ed oresident of the Trade* and Labor council of Canada this afternoon over J. C. Wattera, the retiring president, by a vote of 295 to 15S, . RELATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE AND RUSSIA Paris, Sept. '-'(t.-Documents establishing the pacific and puroly defensive naturn of the alliance between Franco and Russia are published tho Yellow Book, distributed in chamber of deputies yesterday...... early negotiations showed that botii Kmperor Alexander of YUissIa and (Jen. BolBdeffre, the Frene� representative, insisted upon the pacific character ot tho convention. T London, Sept, 20.-The self-aac-rlfice of Americans In skimping their own food supplies In order to feed the allies is being matched to some extent by England's undertaking to refit and clothe 2,000,-000 American soldiers. This will mean a great shortage of cloth for the civilian population. Eight million yards of cloth will be required for the uniforms of the Americana, n record-breaking order. Fernanda of the British and French armies also will have to be met. No Increase in the prices of the standard suit* for civilians Is looked for. Every effort will be made, according to the authorities, to prevent profiteering in cloth, all of whloh Is to ba made under permit. All stocks on hand will have to be accounted for. Two month* ago there was enough cloth available to make 750,-000 men'* suits to measure, at about $22 each. iA HEAVY LIST.OF CANADIAN KILLED! PEACE OFFER IS STILL HELD OPEN Ott.ovn. Sept. ^o. -The western men mid office casualty list: Infantry Killed in Action--W. oliowint are j  in today':- ' torla; W, Barnes, Smith. Ciliary; K ver; ,M. H. Si;,j)le> I". Smith. Vic Trail. B.C.; K. E 1'. Bland. Vaucou l'.dmoiuoii; W. .1 British Retake Important Town on Cambrai Front-Americans Have Metz Under Fire Now, Is Reported-French Menace Chemin-des-Dames and St. Gobain Positions m New Move. BRITISH HEAOQUARTERS. Sept. 20.-Dtitish troops last night mado further progress northwest of St. Quentin, c-ipturing the strong point of Malassiz farm, oppo^te Lccntelet, says Field Marshal Halg's official statement todav. Important gains were scored by the British in th� Lcmpire-Epehy sector, the troops pushing in to .1 dapth of more than o mile. The town of Moucvrcc. the important point of the Canal du Nord, opposite Cambrai. which was taken by the Germans in a local counter-thrust recently, was rtcr.nturcd by the British. METZ IS UNDER FIRE NOW AMSTERDAM, Sept. 20.-Metz is under fire of .American cannon.* An official communication relative to the bombardment is published Jny' the newspapers of that city, according to a Berlin dispatch. FIGHT FOR CHEMIN DES DAMES WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE. Sept. 20.-With doooed tenacity and unflinching devotion, the troops are fighting their way foot . by foot acroij the Malmalaon pl.-.teau, which is ths key to the Chemln-' ricG-Dnmes, Laon pnd the St. Gobain massif. No sooner has one po�ltlon been taken than there is another to be attacked and the troops are worked to their last ounce of effort. Some positions had to be taken four times before the enrmy abandoned it. The enemy machine gunners were left in the advanctd posts after the main body retreated and fought bravely to the man, knowing their comrades had left them to their fate. An e\ample of the French courage and endurance occurred during the fight for a certain trench which had to be taken. French soldiers exhausted after days of fiQhtnirj. spent the whole of the succeeding night hurling more than 2.000 grenades. They actually slept on their feet. Such ex. hausting work had not been seen since the battle of Verdun. Kill!!' Johnston Xatiaimo, II i' ton; 11. Han! C; W. Smith in the The ARE GETTING ANXIOUS. London. Sept. 20.-Dr. W. R. Solf, Herman secretary of state for colon-ios, Ubk been ordered to go to Bucharest and Oon. Mackonson. who ,haa been on loavo, will return at onc'� to Itounianla, .-s the result of the unti-Heruian outbreak In that country, according to an Amsterdam dispatch to the Dally lOxprem Amsterdam, Sept. 2u.-The North Gorman Gazette, the German semiofficial organ, reports that there is aerlous agitation in Jassy und the unoccupied parts of Roumaniu, In which tho Queen is the prlmo mover, to renew the association of Roumanla, with the entente. -King Ferdinand, It is asserted, Is holding aloof, but under certain circumstances, might yield to pressure. The North German Gazette and the Hheniseho Wostpliallan Ga-setto. which also prints tho report, both warn the Roumanian government that it Ik assuming a great responsibility in counteiaajiicliig the agitation. Burian Says Austrian* Not Discouraged by the Rejection of Offer by Allies. Amsterdam. Sept. ill.- De.-pite the Bppureiit rejection of the Austin Hungarian proposal for n convention of the. belligerents to discus* the possibilities of peace, the government's oiler is still open, suys an olllcial .statement received from Vienna todcy. The statement reads: "From reports received from abroad, the rejection of the Anslrollnngaiiau government's sugfiesiion that a preliminary diseassion of the peine question he entered Into can hardly bo longer doubted. "The otlieial reply of Foreign MinU-ter Burlau's note has not yet !>->)> received and. therefore, ihe reason which prompted the attitude of the governments of tho entente cannot be discussed at present. Only from Secretary Balfour is an exhaustive discussion of our suggestion available. His Argument.4 show bow correctly Karon Durlim's proposal Judged the situation and that only tho adoption of Baron Durlan's line o� thinking could master tho confusion of minds prevailing everywhere until today. "Tho peace question, as discussed by Secretary Balfour-ami the same applies to the debates In the French and American senates-under the pros-sure of big catchwords and overmastering passion, can naturally make no favorable progress. Especially regarding Mr. Ualfour'a speech It must be pointed out that It contain* a 8�r-les of rash conclusions concerning the attltudo of tho central powers toward concrete peace questions, which wo would not have arrived at had he entered into ii discussion ot the spirit of Karon Uuiian's proposal. "Only If diacuBsod under conditions free from tho influences of passion can the peace question make that progress which is in the Interest of humanity. "Tim Austrollungarlan government's offnr Is still open." niton; S. Hreenway. II. Sylvester. Kdniiui .New Westminster, |i 'alcat'J ; ,1. '. Bean champ, Ladysinith. B.C.; (!. Owen. I'M inontou: D. P. Pursier, Killiim. Alia : A. .1. Downey, Vancouver; .1. II. Doty. Red Deer. Alt;,.; It. A. �'. John-Ion Vancouver: T. (). Alexander. Vancouver: O. W. I'cstell. Nantou. Alia.: Corp. L. M. Morton. Calgary; A II. Muir. Victoria; B. Bihble, Kduioutoti; .1. V. S. Bigbani, Calgary; K. Patterson, Slrathcona. Alta.; 11. \V. Howsell. Caliirose, Alta.; N. Stromberg. Chase. B.C.; Lieul. D. C. lliissell. Huelpli. Om.; \V. Rubins. Pombiua. Alta.; B. K. Frampton. Victoria; J. W. Ilambrool,, Pavilion. 111'.; A. 1). Sams. .Mi-Arthur. Alta.; Sergt. W. J. Sargent. .Marigold. B.('.;"(.. D. Jlayes. Vancouver; W. Willox, l.ougllt'ed, Alta. Died of Wounds H. II. Shnrpe. Slot-tier. Alta.: T. J. Burden. Vancouver; ('. F. Collwill. Kdmonton; J. Sperling, Vancouver; Sergt. J, Smart. M..M . Kd-monton; T. I>. I,iuton.%.Stavely. Alt.!.; Lame-Coip, \V. McCuhhiug, Calgary; (!. C. Baker, Vancouver; A. II. Urcen-sbaw. MM., Victoria; A. L. .lenkyn, Vancouver; P. Torgeson. -M.M ,; W. Tolmie. Vancouver: T. I.. Auchlan. l-kltnonton: A. V. Harding, Calgary; Lieut. L. U. Lyon, Ireland; V. Fodder, Vancouver; R. C. I'nibach, Carstairs, Alta. PARIS. Sept. 20.-In the enveloping of St. Quentin from the aouth, the French have carried Essigny-le-Grand, says the war office statement today. The Germans, during the night, made strong attacks against tho new French positions noith of Allemant, between tho Ailette and tho Aisne. The enemy was repulsed with very heavy losses. The French have gained further ground northeast of Vallly in the) direction of the Chemin-dcs-Damec. A German attempt to cross the Vesle, where American troops are in the line, was repulsed. The statement reads: "In the region of St. Quentin, the French troop* late last night captured Hsaigny-le-Grand and made additional prisoners. * "East of Ailette. the night was marked by violent enemy reactions. Five different German counter attacks were broken up before new positions north of Alternant and east of Molsy farm. The enemy suffered very heavy losses without obtaining the least results. "On our side we occupied territory west of Aiser and northeast of Vailly. An enemy attempt to cross the Vesle at Jonchery was broken up. "Our patrols penetrated the enemy lines northwest of Souain (Champagne) and brought back prisoners." LONDON, Sept. 20.-In northern Russia, Kareelian troops severely 4 defeated forces led by German officers at Ukhtlnskaya, says an official statement issued by the war office today. The battle took place Wednesday. THE WEATHER Hioh ........................... 78 Low ............................ 50 Forecast: . Fine . and . modsrately warm. F Attacks Failed. Willi the American Army on the Lorraine Front. Sept. l!i.- Knemy forces attempted to raid the American lines on this front this morning. After two bombardments, which lasted -L> minutes in which high explosives and gas shells were used, the Herman Infantry attacked. He was repulsed and did not reach the American trenches at any point. Hue Herman was killed and three wounded. Terrible Loss To Enemy. British Army Headquarters, Sept. Hi.-Renter's correspondent cables as follows: .1. M. Murray, of Magrath district, appeared In supreme court yesterday afternoon on the serious charge of assaulting a young girl It! years of age. The case was tried before a jury, which acquitted the man of the charge, after consideration of tho evidence, which in their mind-, was not sufficient to substantiate a conviction on so serious a charge. Murray Is a married man with a family. ASKS GOVT. TO ADOPT IT. London. Sept. 2u.-The war aims committee of tho inter-ullled Labor conference presented to the conference thfa morning � report recommending that the conference call upon the governments of the allied nations to adopt President Wilson's 11 peace points in a joint declaration'of allied policy. j Tokio, Wednesday, Sept. 11.--(Associated Press).-Czecho-Slov-ak forces from the west and those from Vladivostok, after having effected a junction at.Tchlta, are concentrating at Irkutsk in preparation for an.advance to tho relief of the Ciecho-Slovaks in European Russia, says a war offlc* announcement today. The relief force will be commanded by Gen. Caida, the Crecho-Slovak leader. THIRTY KILLED. Paris, Sept. 20.~-Thirty persons were killed and more than n score Injured in a collision between Didjon and Daroche yesterday. Three earn filled with passengers, who wore mostly children returning from their vacations, wore leluBcopod. "Heavy Herman cuuilte-r-attuclis yc*� tenlay and today proved the enemy'* uncertainty regarding our Intention* which Is a tribute to the excellence of our staff wort: and organization. Prisoners state thai the blow -was expected north of Hoiizeaucourt, Instead of south of that town, hence the Geiw man thrust at Mouevres. When tu�v unexpected happened, the Gorman* changed their plans and took tho offensive cast of Huvrlncnurt wood. lit the evening the Herman:! directed a tremendous bomhardmont against Uighwood and Havrincourt in the rear of our line, hut ho niagniflcont wall the defense that the dense waves ot the enemy only succeeded in reaching our positions in certain places froaV which very few returned. Whon tka> effort had spent Itself, the assaulting ranks wore mown down and th� ground presented a terrible shambles. Knemy casualties wore quite iO pee cont of the troops engaged. "The titli German division, fresh from a course of training, a* storm troops, are now no longer reliable At no period ot tho war has the Individual superiority of our soldiers been, more pronounced. On Hindenburg Line London, Sept. 19- (Canadian Pies* Dispatch from Reuter's).-The Au�� tralians have advanced beyond the> Hindenburg line outposts and are right up against the main line. 10,000 Prisoner* London, Sept. 19.-Prisoners taken1' by the British In the operations begun Wednesday northwest of St. Quentin now exceed 10,000, according to F.'eld Martrtial ilaig'd report tonight. More than 0 big guns were taken. Moat ot the fighting today was around Uo*>� zuaucouit mid to tiie cast ot Ejiehy. ' 7955 3533 6332 56??38 ;