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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. I.ETHBWDGK. ALBERTA. FRIDAY, SKPTEMBKR 21, 1917 NUMBER 239 GREAT OFFENSIVE A HUGE SUCCESS Rob PopuUce of Least Thing of Value and Leave Them fitute and SUrving INTENSE HATRED is BEING ENGENDERED Canadian Headquarters In France, Sept. the Canadian Overseas opinion In the great Industrial region of Lens, aecms to Uc In tull accord with the declara- tion made by the yrnmlftr 'of Franco as la tliu nation's war aims. The restoration of Alsace-Lorraine Is regarded as vital lo the tuluje secur- ity oE.lIio country. By the deliberate policy of stripping tho French popu- lation In tho occupied territory of flU their portable possessions, Germany Is deepening (he hatred of people, and hardening their resolve to make, nn end ol mlll.ary terrorism. A cap- lured letter, written by one German Eoldler lo anoihcr, gives some Indica- tion of ivhat is happening in the occu pied He says; "I am at- tached to Iho requisitioning service in dhtrlct.' Wo lake from the French population all their lead, tin, cork, oil; etc, candlesticks, pots or Anything at all like that go off to Germany. It Is not very nice oflcn, lo bare, to lake their wedding pres- ents, but tho necessity or war forces us to Itr 1 liatl a goad haul the other day. Tiitli one ol my comrades. In a Tpallcd-up room we found fifteen in- struments In copper. H regular brass bed, n. brand new bicycle, one hundred and fifty-pairs .and towels six candlesticks of beaten" copper.' Those.alone weighed twenty-five kilos. And.Uiere was a v-holc lol of stuff be- Yoy can iriaglno what kind of a riolse.-tua qwned them Elide. I Jusl'liiighed, She deserved "ell was ten thousand marks worth ol stuff there; .for Kdld not count a lot of bales of pure .vofll and lots p[ -other things. The commandant was very pleased and ire OF TRIED TO BUY UP THE CONGRESS ,ought to raise a reward." What wonder llial the "old hag" FREDERIC VILLIERS -The famous war correspondent, who will lecluro In Ihs Waste; .church inl evening on beLall Crosr His topic will ifc I taw at 111 front." The lecture will be illustrate wltli sketches drawn1 "Mr. VlUIers who Is a noted artist in this line. fll mm SflDt; the.-absenc Of fuel con trollerr who fa (veatfpitinf the 'statement WJE gl made a noise "when sho saw her can- dlesticks, probably family heirlooms, on the way to Germany to moke am- munition tfsctl' In killing her The uncomprehending Hun 'just laughed. But those.Who' see Iho ex- tent ot France's loss In blood nml trca- eure do not wonder at Premier Paln- r leve's.declaration that lo stop the war 'i dny too soon to deliver France into the most degrading servi- a moral and material misery from which nothing would ever deliv- er faer en out today by fall office: "An ;hu -mad wilh o the United Stales, whereby no "gene al licensing be Instllut? as fnr as Canadian Imports' arc co ccnLCd but Lhe iulhontlM at War, ington will call. 'for. stal from United fiUtes exporte Ehowlng the dallj moremetik of co to Canada. "Dr. Garfield pro-poaA to eiercl reaonable control of this mov'emen having In view -Ihfe. rwJuiTementa tho Uiiiled Slates conatinieK' The is anticipated no serious- Icconve loncu as the. reealt these ments." WANT GENERAL STRIKE. Died In Action, Indicated by Re- turned IXters Marked "Died of Wounds" Kows hB9 reached the city lhat frank Godsman, formerly of Ihe Dnnk of Commerce staff, has made the supreme sacrifice. Nothing offic- ial has come and no report Is contained' In' any ot Iho casualty lists, but frlenrlR'tn Calgary who had recently written lo Pte. Clods man had their loUcrs relumed with .this simple nieBnaGC scrawled en Iho envelope by the captain ot the battalion: "Died of Leth wounds.' Pte. Gods man enlisted at bridge with the 13.Ui Mounted In 1916. He .was'transferred to a Calgary battalion, ud later again transferred to another Calgary unit, Ha had been In the front line, for tier- enl and had escape.! without scratch until Jast recently. He re- ilded In Lethbrlrige for about two yaare, anil was one of Ihe most pop- ular youiiff men In the dtp. He vis tbe thai laliKh.i nt danger, and his friends here We BalUfled that ho Vancouver, Van- couver and Labor'Council bit night voted 16 recommend to the executive of ihc Brltlih Col- umbli Federation of Labor that a gencrarctrike of labor.1 In British Columbia be called aoon M the -contcrFptlon act ef- fect. "Fatherland in Peril" Is Cry Flashed over Germany Secretary of Produces More Damning Documents Against Rernsiorff Amsterdam. Sepl. to, ;hc Socialist Voenvaerts, of ilcriln, the ro How lug message has been drculaceu throughout Germany: Tbe fatherland Is In peril. II Is In worse peril .ban three yoara ago. Today tbe enemy is ,n our midst and he Is at work." Tho newfpai'frr adds: "It Is not euough that the whole world la fight- ing us. The men who arc responsible Cor this manifesto bolng Issued also want to vrar against thcfr own [jcople. Tho civilian truce Is over. Let us havo a civilian war. "'Very well, let them have 11. But the rclchstr.g must sec to it that noth Ing shall Interfere with the" people's defence against, the civil war aglla Critical Situation in Russia Washington. Sept. Secretary of tate lousing today rmidc public an stounding addition to the series of Isclosures covering German In rlgueE In America and a sent by Count Von Bern- lorff In January ot this year to the erlln foreign office, requesting aulh- rity 10 pay out to Influence ongress through nn unnamed or- anlzaUon, apparently known to (he lerlin authorities. Count IJernstorff located ID his message lhat money ad been paid this organization on ormcr occasions to perform the same -orlc. The text of the message, made pub- r ic without comment. loIloivB: "I request authority to pay out up] o J50.QQD (fifty thousand dollara) In order, as on former occasions to in- iuencc congress through the orgaulza- ion you know of, which can perhaps irevent war. "I. am beginning In the men n time to act accordingly. "In the above circumstances n pub- fc official German declaration in fa- vor of Ireland Is highly desirable, In Montreal, Sept. ppccfal cable vo the Gazette from Telrograd says: "It Is belie'red that will in the long run her difficulties and that stability and continuity of authority wiHrbc secured. The pros- liccts for thje' Immediate future, how- ever, are encouraging. The Hol- or arc again very active. "The aim at malting o[ (no a kind of parlfamenl which will elect a socialist ministry, seize all power and then remain In session as a legislative boily. They are encouraged by the amblgious altitude of the Social-Revolutionaries led by Tchcrnoff. "The fact that the government in its effort lo suppress the Kornllof movement was compelled to [all Lack for support, has stimulated the Dol GcliBvikl agitation. "The government la preparing Its own measures. It intends forming a copUtlon government this week so as Lo face Iho democratic conference i an accomplished fact. It (s carefully watching Finland and altogether It is thoroughly aware of the possibilities ot the situation." An Answer to Hun Peace Plan pun-roc (CONTINUED ON PAGE MERCHANT MARINE INTERESTS THE KING London, SepL Kins George. after concluding .a tour. chant ships, building- yarfif tilt marine engineering works ot the Clyde district and the principal steel rolling mills oF Scotland, has addresfi- ed n letter to the lord lieutenant pro-1 have w'ock" i TOSL o JlaBROw, eipres! est ID the efforts of th( expressing Ills Inter- ,e workmen' to maintain the strength an'd efficiency of the. mercantile marine. King George added: "For it Js pair by tbe fU.I development of all onr latent resources, combined with co- operation and Ihe good' will ot the Industrial community that we can ei- pecl such z satisfactory Issuo of this war as will give us, by God's belp, tbe blessings of peace." A guaranteed baling U.S. SENATOR "TRIES TO JUSTIFY THE LUSITANIA 1TORROR Minneapolis, Sept. Sena- tor Lflfollello and Mnyor Vari'LeaT of Minneapolis as Non- parllaan I-eaBueYonfcrenci cloaod last The senate's leader was cheered when lie tried Ic'justify the sinking of the Lusltanla, and a Je: sire In throw out newspapermen was manifeslisd when (he-president of the league termed Ihem Farmers MUk River District Be- ing interested la Rural Electric Line That' ed Eagtish capital, is endeavor- ing to the. fanners east ot Milk-" Hirer electric, rallwmy for thct dlst.rlct-.jisf shown by- fact [fial-p'-'' aeeh lie country ,eiil 'of Milk River and )Varner. A ineetlnff-was held last night at Lucky Strike and previous evening at Klppenvllle. According lo the meagre. reports the Herald lias received 'the company dc Elres'tfi constrict a -line east from Milk Hlvcr and -swinging north to Foremost. The ''promoters indicate that they will eventually connect up with ttie Hudson's Bay railway. It Is stated IHat'jl V Lhe company's Intention to produce Its power suppl> from gas, wh! chi can be. secured from a well drilled anywhere In" the coun- try the proposed eleclrlc road Intends to traverse. The Beaver well already has surficienl gas to provide power for such a, road. Farmers are being asked (o 'sub- scribe each m stock towards the TREASON CHARGE HAS BEEN PROVED Petrograd, Sept. the trial yesterday of Sen. W. A. Soukhomlinoff, ex-minister of war, who IE charged with treason, the public prosecutor declared that the gecnral public desired only justice and not vengeance. He maintained that the charge of treason against the ex-minister of war had been proved and announc- ed that jfveral. ncrioni rmpllcat- ed with-him later- would be pros- ecuted on the charge of .espion- age. London. Sept. papers herald the new British of- fcnalvc In Flanders as tbe entente al- lied answer lo Germany's latest peace manoeuvres. The Chronicle declares Hint the allies hate nothing more to say. and adds: "Wars waged for a great object, can- not be IVOR by words but only by strong light arms." The Graphic.asserts: "Again the guns are speaking. Into tbe midst of whatever delusions about an early peace are entertained by the peoples of enemy empires cornea the Jntlsh commander In chief's charac- crlBllc announcement: 'We attack- ed at this morning on a wide 'ront.'" The Dally Mall declares that tho answer to the latest German effort lo DARING HOLD-UP Sept. -21. Three rdasked men-lnte_ last ntght held up a northbound passenger train At Finger, Tenn., 30 'inlies spulh'.of this the engine alid eipresa car from the other coaches and after running tho express car several miles dynamited the safe, but, railroad offici- als say, secured .virtually nothing ol value. The passengers were not mo lested.- PeneIrate Hun lines To of More Thin a Mile And Trike Prisoners LITTLE RESISTANCE IS BEING OFFERED London, Sept. 31. Field Manhal Halg In later reports regarding the Brl Ibe cost. The batUea piart lew weeks bear witness lo strenrth of tie ol points. -The-cruclal seclor'niay be.aaM'.tA begin wilh the ridge known u Aoamo which lies abont a mile lonthweat ot Zonnebeke.- SouLbwest ot ii Nun's Wood and jntt east of this ta be fafcnous forest kaown as Polygon Wood.' Wbfin the British in AnrVi': fought their way fprward to Wood they found Nnn's Wood to flood- ed that they were forced lo go aronal 11 anil the around hove still presents great difficulties-lo the Tnoremetit' of troo'ps because, of Its Bwaapr CQIMJ- nB. Nnn's Wood njerites bio, Gtencovais- Wood on Ibe south and a down the. highway Is Inverness Copae of fame. Between Olonoorae Wooi aaial, Inverness Is an open stretch oC'aoM: ground of fbme'400 yards and bajfej'.sS; tbe Farm the had built grbat'steel tat 'coacntt T9- doubts whose macblrte gnns domlfiaitcRl. the southern part of qicncorse Wood and the northern of iuTarbaiiv Below Inverness are Dumbarton and the pound about then Is ptttadl Ith [hell craKr's.which art Dlte4 wa'er. The and trencho'kainj were wiped oat by. artillery flra'aafeli theShell holes are so close togcUHrr; that there l> no ipace to walk tbem. In most places the mnd water are knee deep. Still tartker soulb Is Shrewahnrj'.fprnt, throssjgk which the Brllieh llao ran and grousd In front of the BrtUah trtntXl Is a mass of langled bartxud wtni. FBEXOH RI5PULSED THE ft. Oermsn Crewn Prince attacked the Frtneh iiL.jhe Cha'm but, of- by Tklal lUttmant tatuaW t-dir ItM rrsneh wir tp rcoultW with aarloW below Shrewsbury foreit Is Wood, which lies near HolliliisV Thm? Wliny othirrJittle Wts'of Mattered through tfcls most of them hi ntanbr gronU waa rendered stm saore drfflcalt tteiastatkm wrtugki by BetwMi Holkbelte ane! ttrtr- Lyi (he'.oMtry It mora or Waa ofaa- aid. It fa MMUiUd br MeaaSaaai: Vorth of the. rtllway I country dlijci from aiarahy altioiirk aie a few .wooded tinim Xrttlfary- fta British txftx an ratafnte artav lery preaaratlor, wHh cm of afl ;