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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRlbcap ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1918 NU'MBER 239 ST. QUENTIN AMim CRISIS NEAR N GER eocialists Willing to Enter Re-' constituted Government Un-; der Certain Conditions h _� Amaterdam, Sept. 21.-The govern-uent crisis in Germany is approaching >  London, Sept, 21, - British >  c�BU�ltieB,for the week ending ? 4> wounds, 487; men, 1,153. > Oflfioars: WouudeH or miss- 4  ing, 1,916; men 17,206. ? > >  ? ? > ? ? -: THE EYES OF CANADA ARE ON THE SUNDAY MOTORIST ..Begin the new resolution Sunday-save gasoline! hay down for yourself this rule-no more Sunday motorino for pleasure while the war lasts! The eyes of the public are upon Canadian motor car owners. Will they set a good example by complying with the request of the Fuel Controller, or will they not? Kemember, Canada cxpectn that every motor car ovv^ner on Sunday will do his duty. It is a special opportunity to serve the country. The, true patriot asks nothing more than thiis. In Palestine London, Sept. 21.-The Hoty Land it aflame under the impetus of a mighty stroke by the British, French and friendly Arab forces, and th� Turks from the Jordan river westward to the Mediterranean eemfno'y are in rout. Added to their already heavy lesiM In ground, men killed, wounded or made prisoners, and stores captured in Belgium, France, Italy and the Balkans, the Teutonie allies, Judging from first reports of the hostilities against the Ottoman in Palestine are in for further hard usage. In less than a day, Gen. Allenby's forces, aided by French troops and natives under the flag of the King of the Hedjaz, struck the Turkish linp over a front of 16 miles and penetrated It to a depth of 12 miles, taking more than 3,000 Turks prisoners and overrunning the entire hostile defensive sys-tern. POUGEOBIAINA ProprietrfiiTiDf Winasor Hotel HMy #iiiie4^rst Time Actuai ilV^iskey Not in '  Evidence TAG DAY Taggers are on the streets today for the benefit of the soldiers' hut fund of the Knights of Columbus. This is a fund that deserves the support of everybody. All over Canada the drive for this fund has been on this week, and bio sums have been realized for th* good work. "What Is probably the first conviction to be obtained under the , new Alberta liquor law. In a case where the actual liquor was. not In evidence, was secured by. the city police yesterday afternoon when- Mrs. Ferguson, proprietor of the Windsor hotel, was fined $150 and costs, amounting to $177 in all. Mrs. Ferguson was charged with selling liquor on her hotel premises. The detectives discovered a man drinking on the premises, but just as he went to make the. seizure, Mrs. Ferguson threw th�! whiskey out, and the charge had to be laid without the usual evideDC� of the liquor. Mrs. Ferguson pleaded not guilty, but Magistrate Irwin after hearing the evidence of the iflan who drank the stuff and other witnesses, inflicted the line. The woman afterwards admitted that the stuff jvas real whiskey, but during the trial tried to run the bluff that the stuff was orange cider, a statement which brought a laugh in the court room. The city police are particularly pleased over the conviction, since It decides a rather ticklish problem. It will considerably aid them in their battle against the bootleggers. The annual teachers' convention of the Macleod and Lethbridge inspectorates will be held In Lethbridge Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th. W. J. Low, of Cardston, Is the .retlrfllg president of the convention. The principal speaker -will >be G. P. McNally, M.A., principal of Cam-rose Normal school. Sessions will be held morning and afternoon. Teachers will be present from the entire district, which- wfiends; from Crow's Nest to Taber, and from Claresholm and Carmangay to the border. LOCAnflLlY > going TO siberia Winnipeg, Sept.. 20.-Rev. G. Farqu-har, pastor of Robertaion Memorial Church here, has been' appointed chaplain of tbe battpkllon being recruited for service In Siberia. It Is understood he was requeBtad to accept the post by the mlUtlk ' department, lie has seen much service in France and England. THE WEATHER High.................. 63 Low............................ 42 Forecast: Fair and moderately warm. PULL TIGHTER THE PUR8E-ST-RINQS i; Save, even if to- do so may-mean self-denial.. Is it a hardship to forego a luxury when so many men. are giving. up their lives for the-i)r'eseryation of our Dominion atid the cause of clv-llUsation? Comipared with such a sacrifice the seH^denial of the' average person in Canada Is a small thing;,,,];n;times like these tlia true patirlpt, p.ulls, tighter the purse-strJngs,:jiot;i3p much for his peraonfl^l.'garp,' as for the good of th6;p_^0)intr,y.; ,i)ft had been granted. MIchtiilocal took the same course as Fenij|a,' thus rejecting the proposition' of Minister of Mines Sloan and continuing the deadlock. General Manager W. R. Wilson returned to town thia morning. Over a Hundred Men Liliely Losjt Lives in Ttiis Disaster , : -' tenddft, Sept. 21^ r- A British monitoffwaf sunk Monday as. she was lying in^hehartier, the adihir-- alty department'annoUnced today. Nineteen men killed and 97 men are missing and supposed to have been killed. [Y OF CPE OIL FALLS OFF  Washington, Sept. 20. - Serious shortage in tlie supply of crude oli Is noted in a report by the bureau of mines, compiled In response to a senate resolution and made public tonight. Insufficient crude oil to supply refineries is being produced, the report shows, while gasoline stocks have been reduced to a two or three weeks' supply, necessitating continued conservation by the public. The report will be transfhitted to the senate tomorrow. "The need for conservation is apparent," the report declares, "and the American people had voluntarily foregone the pleasure of needless automobile touring during these times. ,Suoh v61untary conservation now may prevent the necessity of more serious action later." The report shows the production of gasoline last .Tanuary was 6,680,000 barrels. In July it was 7.900,000 barrels and in August 8,000,000 barrels. In July there was a decrease of 1,630,000 bairels in stock, while last month this decrease was estimated at 1,500,000 barrels. v, MACLEOD CITIZENS IN HUGE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MENNONITES (Special to tlie Herald) Macleod, Sept. 21.-A public dem: onstratiou against the Mlsnnonites coming to the west from, the Uhlted States was held in the' town hall, .Macleod, on Friday evening. The hall was packed to overflowing. This is the first public demonstration against the Mennonltes held in Western Canada. In opening the oerjB-monles Mayor Grier, in very atpoiig and emphatic language denounced the; coming of the Mennonltes, or as'h^ termed them, alien enemies Into th'ls land. No protest could be strbife' enough" to the government,- he sald.ito prevent these people cbmingr'hei^e'. Our own boys were fighting an^; isai^ rlfIcing their lives for the honor pf this country and tlie Union Jack while, these men were coming into ;'panada' making the war profits and yet living in peace and comfort and not doing a thing either in giving |nen or money to the war. - ' Rev.' Kennedy wUd Mennonltes' in the flrst,place cf!3!6 is?.:?! AUBtro^Gerinan, stock, and through their notbelleving in militarism they settled in Russia, and after living in that country for a while, the Russian people could not put up with them and then they imi-grflted to the United States. America when they entered the war said they iwould have to take an active part in the war it they wanted to stay in that cpuntiy. This-did not suit the Mennonltes so they came to Canada. What mu-st-the Americans- think of Canada accepting these people, these aliens [,wljo 'Won't fight or... pay, and allowing the'rato live inpieaceaiiil pleaty while our. own lads :.*re;i. shedding their blood on Buropeaoctoll tor honor a:nd glpry; of the motherland '�nd the Union Jack? ,These Mennonltes Come Into your own district, buy 16 sections of the farming land In the west, settle down there4ii their hundreds on their own segregated districts, speaking their pwp enemy tpnguatitt'their schools and MUTINY CAUSED BOLSHEVIKI DEFEAT Amsterdam, Sept. 21.-The recent Bolshevik! defeat on the northern front Is attributed to a mutiny of Lettlch regiments accord to a telegram to the North German Gazette of Essen. The telegram declares that the Letts who hitherto have been faithful allies of the Soviet government refused to fight against the British. ALLIES IK II SHIPS ON DVINA Successful Operations in Nortlt-ern Russia-Three Guns Captured London, Sept, 21.-Entente naval Units and allied troops operating along the river DwJna, In northern European Russia have sunk two enemy' ships and captured three guns, the British war office reported today. Heavy losses were inflicted on the Bolshevik! forces by the entente allies. JEIZ CEASES Amsterdam, Sept. 20.-Met?! newspapers, according to a telgram from Berlin, published,an official statement declaring the Americans ceased their long,range ijombardment of the city after firing forty shells in three days. "We owe the speedy stopping of the bombardment," says the statement, "to oTir Jong range artillery which made unpleasant a longer stay of the enemy's long-range gun in this position." SWEDISH mm ESU.S.C Stockholm, Sept. 20.-Olaf Asch-berg, until recently managing director of the Nia Baiik of Stockholm, has issfied a statement denying that the bank financed the Russian Bolshevlki government, acting as intermediary for Germany.in the transaction. "I have explained to the entente legations. In-Stockholm," he said, "that there is no foundation whatever for these allegations. I offered to permit the legations to examine the bank's transactions through any Swedish trustee to prove the assertion is false. This offer is still open." The sensational revelations of the committee on public Information at Washington of the relations between the Bolshevlki government and Germany, based upon documentary evidence, named tlie Nia bank as the depository for the funds which were paid to Lenino, Trotzky and their colleagues. One of the documents, addressed to the chairman of the people's � commissalrle.s contained this paragraph: "There has been audited all the books of-the Nia Bank at Stockholm containing the accounts of Comrades Lenine, Trotzky. Zinovleff and others, which were opened .by the order of the Germnn Imperial bank No. 2754. These books have been delivered to Comrade MuUer, who was sent from Berlin." � A SERBS UENTi BRITISH GAINS; IVING FO Germans Hastening the Removal of the Civil Population fronf St. Quentin, in Fear of Allied Capture-Nine-Mile Ad-* vance Made on the Serbian Front-Work of Americanjl -Bombardment Metz Creates a Sensation. LONDON, Sept. 21.-The British attack against the Hindenburg lln� northwest of St.. Quentin was resumed this morning east of Epehy, tay^ the official report from Field Marshal Halg today. BRITISH ATTACKS WITH>THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Sept. 21.-English troop* attacked the German lines midway between Havrincourt wood and �t. Quentin sit half past five o'clock this morning on a front from two and one half to three miles. EVACUATING ST. QUENTIN PARIS, Sept. 21.-The Germans appeared to be hastening the removal of the civil population of St. Quentin and fires have been observed in different parts of the city says Marcll Hutin In the Echo de Paria.'Tha Germans, he adds are placing numerous batteries in St. Quentin. NINE;M)12E,ADVANCE, SERB'iAN FRONT ! . LONDON, S9^t.^1;'^tlie Serbian troops east of Monfittir hav^'a vanccd more than: nine miles in one day and now are Vets than eiS^ miles from the mairthighwjty connecting' P^rllp with'the Vardier rWei*) SHELLlfiiG OF METZ CAUSES SENSATION ' ' ' GENEVA, SeptVao.-The bombardment of Metz by ,American .heavy j artillery caused'sUrprlse.but rid'^dnl�i^i�y*ithe Metaer Zeltungi. .The pap^r adds that few parldn* virtsreji^iltltf^a^ InsignifieSint.. It \m learned from BHile/hoWever that the Amerlcaif bombardment,of Metz caused an enormoUs sensation ?{nGer(iiahy. Many of the inhabitants have left Metz, but neutrals are presented from departing. It is the first time since 1870 that Metz has beeh under artillery fire. . i SUNK OFF COAST OF CHINA. Tokio, Monday, Sept. 16.-A fouz'-masted ship, believed to be the Star of Poland, bound from Manila to San Francisco, has been sunk oft the coast of China. Her captain and 31 members of the crew were saved. One seaman was drowned. The'Star of Poland was an Ameri-caa four-ma.st6'd steel ship. ; She was built at Bath, Maine in .1901 and registered'32&8 tons. Her home poi,t was San'"Fr'ancisco. A MltililON AND three- - QUARTERS OFl U,. S,'ERS Wa'shington,, Sept. 21,-Embarkation of American; soldiers for all fronts overjseas now bus passed the 1,750,000 mark. Gen.' , March announced today. He said military news during the past week from' all fronts has been continuously good BRITISH ADVANCE , -London, Seflt._._ 21 Loudon, Sept. 20.-r-SoottiBb troops Friday morning overcame the resist* ance of the Germans in the village of -* Moeuvres, west of Cambrat, where ' there had been such violent fighting ' recently and completely captured tha village, according to Field Marshal Halg's communication tonight. y French Statement. Paris. Sept. 20.-The text of the of. ficia! statementJssued at the -war o^ flee tonight reads: "Our progress Mat of Bssigny-le� Grand has been accentuated and pri Serbian forces have gained a foothold > on the left bank of the Cema in tbf region of Dunyea. ^ , > German Ascendancy Gone (By the Associated Press). Washington, Sept. 21.-Six monthf -ago today the great German offensive v began. For weeks victory seemed to : perch upon the German banners. To. v. day the allied star Is in the ascendancy, .; Anxiety and encouragement, depres*; sion and joy, have, succeeded eacbs. ^ ^ other since, at dawn on March 21, tb*:-greatest battle of history began. '16': has been a period of almost incessant i' fighting and of bewildering cUange^ i in the situations that developed froniii :| day to day and from: week to week,' New Type of,Airplane American Headquarters In ' Franc#i Sept. 20.-(Renter's).-Patrols reports having encountered an entirely :new> type of enemy, airplane, designed' es* ; pecially to make miinoeuvriiig easy, They also report the Germans ^ afa.i adopting the parachute as a means'Of escape from damaged q^auM. /Outflanking St. Quvntin. . P�rl8, Sept. 21.-In their drive-for ,/,-| the outflanking of St. Quentin on "tha 5'^! south, the French last night capturied'i'^l the. town of Benay and made progresa-* north of that'place, says today.'s ���!' ofilce annbuncepient,!, - POLICEMEN MAKE DEMAND Winnipeg, Sept. 20.-Winnipeg's re� ceritly formed policemen's .union, is de^ manding of the police commlssionthat when 'vacancies occur In the:city.pa: lice force, first, .choice of the jBbs in ordar of seniority, be given td men , who were laid.off from the force In ^ recent re-organlzatlon. r' --,- . recognize SLAVS JJiSl.f �--��;.'.V-.^*r fjjfej Paris, Sept. 20.-France; wiHtiii " oghize the independence - of the em Slavs, accepting a a from Italy to this effect; t]ii� Paris announces:, v , - � 16 77 4416 3667 783701 ;