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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGg, ALBKKTA, SATURDAY. SKPTKMBKI', 21. NUMBER 23!) GAINS GERMANS EVACUATING QUENTIN Socialists Willing to Enter Re-constituted Government Under Certain Conditions THE EYES OF CANADA ARE ON THE SUNDAY MOTORIST Begin il>'; ii''W resolution Sunday-save gasoline! Lay down for your-self this nil"! no more Sunday motoring for pleasure while the war lasts! The eyes of Ihi' public are upon ? ? ;  BRITISH CASUALTIES  ---- .   > ? What Is probably the first conviction to be obtained under tho new-Alberta liquor law, in a car.'j where the actual liquor was not In ovidpnee, was secured by the city police vesler-rtay afternoon when Mrs. Ferguson, proprietor of the 'Windsor hotel, was lined $150 and costs, amounting to $177 In all. Mrs. Ferguson was charged with selling liquor on her hotel premises. Tho detectives discovered n man drinking on tho premises, but just us he went to make tho. seizure. Mrs. Ferguson throw the whiskey out. and the chargo had to he laid without the usual evidence of the liquor. Mrs. Ferguson pleaded not guilty, but. Magistrate Irwin after hearing tho evidence of the man who drank the stuff and other witnesses, indicted the fine. The woman aftorwards admitted that the stuff was real whiskey, but during the trial tvlert to run the bluff that the stuff whs orange cider, a state ment 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 ir, their battle against the bootleggers. L E 'T THE OFFER (Erom Our Cuvn i' urospondent > Fernle, B. C, Sept. 21.-Gladstone local union at a meeting last night took but ten minutes with four hundred miners present, to unanimously reject the proposition to return to work before the single �hift had been granted. Michel local took the same course as Fernle, thus rejecting the proposition of Minister of Mines Sloan and continuing the deadlock. General Manager W. R. Wilson returned to town this morning. MUTINY CAUSED BOLSHEVIKI DEFEAT Amsterdam, Sept. 21.-The recent Bolsheviki defeat on the northern front is attributed to a mutiny of Lettith 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. Over a Hundred Men Likely Lost Lives in This Disaster ALLIES IK Tl Successful Operations in North-cm Russia-Three Guns Captured London, Sept. 21,-Entente nav-al units and allied troops operating along the river Dwina, 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 Bolsheviki forces by the entente allies. Germans Hastening the Removal of the Civil Population front St. Quentin, in Fear of Allied Capture-Nine-Mile AcU vance Made on the Serbian Front-Work of Americans -Bombardment Metz Creates a Sensation. The annual teachers' convention of the Macleod and Lethbridgo inspectorates will be held in Lethbridgo Thursday and Friday, November 7th and Kth. W. J. Low, of Cardston, is the retlrlhg president of the convention. The principal speaker will he (J. I'. McNally, M.A., principal of Cam-rose .Normal school. Sessions will be held morning and afternoon. Teachers will lie present from the- entire district, which extends from Crow's Nest to Taher, and from Claresholm und Carniangay to the border. London, Sept. 21. - A British monitor was" sunk Monday as she was lying in Ihe harbor, the admiralty department announced today. Nineteen men killed and 97 men are missing and supposed to have been killed. SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL FALLS OFF LOCAL ARTILLERY GOING TO SIBERIA Winnipeg, Sept. 20,-Uev. G. Ftitqu-hnr, pastor of Robertson Memorial Church hero, has been appointed chaplain of the battalion being recruited for service in Siberia. It is understood ho was requested to accept the post, by the militia department. He has ween much service in France ami F.nglund. THE WEATHER High ....................... Low ........................ Forecast: warm. Fair and ....... 63 ....... 42 moderately London, Sept, 21. -- British casualties for tho woek ending today follow: / Officers: Killed or died of wounds, 487; men, 1,1 OH. Otlloors: Wouudod or missing, I,!>1C; men 17,20fi. Bombardier Alfred Bedwell, who enlisted In Lethbridgo with one of tho local battery units, has been wounded. Ills name appears in the mailed casualties received by the Herald today. Others on the list are Pto. Jack Ben-grey of Cardston, wounded, and Driver Albert Lyons, who enlisted hore Washington. Sept, 20. - Serious shortage in the supply of crude olj 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. Tho report will bo transmitted to tho senate tomorrow. "Tho need for conservation is apparent." the report declares, "and the American pooplo had voluntarily fore-Kono the pleasure of needless automobile touring during these times. Such voluntary conservation now may prevent tho necessity of moro serious action later." The report shows tho production of gasoline last January was 5,580,000 barrels. In July it was 7,900,000 barrels and in August 8,000,000 barrels. In July there was a decrease of with one of the batteries, and whose 11,1130,000 barrels in stock, while last parents llvo at Mount Forest, Ont. lie month this decrease was estimated at hiiB been wounded. 1,500,000 barrels. METZ CEASES Amsterdam. Sept. 20.-Met?: newspapers, according to a telgrfini from Ilerlln, published an olficlal statement declaring the Americans ceased their long range bombardment of the city after firing forty shell? in three days. "We owe tho speedy stopping of the bombardment," says tho statement, "to our long run go artillery which made unpleasant a longer stay of the enemy's long-rangu gun in this position." MACLEOD CITIZENS IN HUGE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MENNONITES PULL TIGHTER THI PUR8E-ST4MNGS Save, even if to do so may mean self-denial. Is it a hardship to forego a luxury when so ninny men are giving up thoir lives for tho preservation of our Dominion and the cause of civilization? Compared with such a sacrifice tho self-denial of the average person In Canada Is a small thine. In times like these the true patriot pulls tighter the pur'se-Rtrluds, not io much for his personal gain, as for the good of the country. Wo who cannot go to the front may at least help provide the indispensable sinewH of war. What is more-the war cannot bo won without them. Tho boys at tho front must lack nothing. Save for Victory! (flpeclnl to tho Herald) Macleod, Sept. 21.-A nubile dom-onstral'on against the Mcnuonitea coming to the west from tho United States was held In the town hall, Macleod, on Friday evening. The hall was packed to overflowing. This is the first public demonstration against tho Mennonltea hold in Western Canada. In opening tho ceremonies Mayor Grier, in very strong and emphatic language denounced the coming of the Mennonites, or as ho termed them, alien onomios Into this | land. No protest could be strong | enough to the government, Us said, to * prevent these people coming here. > Our own boys wore fighting and sac >, rlflcing their lives for the honor of * this country and the Union Jack while �> these men were coming Into Canada > making the war profits and yet llv- ' Ing in peace and comfort and not doing a thing either in giving men or money to tho war. Hev.' Kennedy aalJ Mennonites in the first.jjlaco ctr5!C Austro-Uerman ? stock, and through their not belioving in militarism they Hettled in Russia, and after living in that country for a while, the Husslan people could not put up with them and then tbey iml-grated to tho United States. America when they entorod the war said they .would have to take an active part in tho war if they wanted to atay In that country. This did not suit the Mou-uonlten so they eamo to Canada. What must the Americans think of Canada accepting these people, these aliens who won't fight or pay, and allowing them to live in peace plenty while our owu lads are shedding their blood on European soil for honor and glory of the motherland and tho Union Jack? These Mounonites come into your own district, buy IB sections of the farming land in the west, sottle down thorti In their hundreds on their own segregated districts, speaking their own enemy tongnodn their schools and (CONTINUED UN PAtlB S1QV1SN) DENIES U. S. CHARGE Stockholm, Sept. 2u.--01af Asch-berg, until recently managing director of the Nla Bank of Stockholm, has issued a statement denying that the bank financed tho Russian Bolsheviki 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. 1 offered to permit tho legations to examine tho bank's transactions through any Swedish trustee to prove tho assertion is false. This offer is still open." The sensational revelation.-; of the committee on public information at. Washington of the relations between tho Bolsheviki government and Germany, bused upon documentary evidence, named the Nia bank as the depository for the funds which were paid to Lenine, Trotssky and their colleagues. One of the documents, addressed to tho chairman of tho poo-pie's commissnirios contained this paragraph There has been audited nil thel tlio Distinguished Flying Cross on hooks of.the Nia Hunk at Stockholm containing tho accounts of Comrades Lenine, Trot/.ky, Zinovleff and others, which were opened by the order of tho (iermnn Imperial bunk No. 2751. These books have been dollverod to Comrade .Muller, who was sent from Berlin." SUNK OFF COAST OF CHINA. Tokio, .Monday, Sept. 16.- A four-masted ship, believed to bo the Star of Poland, hound from Manila to San Francisco, has boon sunk off tho coast of China. Her captain and 21 members of the crew were saved. One scainnn was drowned. Tho Star or Poland was an American four-mastod steel ship. She was built at Bath, Maine in 1901 and registered 2288 tons. Her home port was San Francisco. A MILLION AND THREE-QUARTERS or. U. S.'ERS Washington, Sept. 21.--Embarkation of Amorlcan.soldiers for all fronts oversows now has passed tho 1,750,000 mark, Gen. March announcod today. He said military news during tho past week from all fronts lias boon continu-] oUBly good LONDON, Sept. 21.-The British attack against the Hlndenburg )in� northwest of St. Quentin was resumed this morning east of Epehy, ��y� the official report from Field Marshal Halg today, BRITISH ATTACKS WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IV FRANCE, Sept. 21.-English troepsl attacked the German lines midway between Havrlncourt wood and St, Quentin at 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 Pari*. The) Germans, he addc are placing numerous batteries in St. Quentin. NINE MILE ADVANCE, SERBIAN FRONT LONDON, Sept. 21.-The Serbian troops east of Monastir have advanced more than nine miles in one day and now are less than eight miles from the main highway connecting Perlip with the Vardier river, SHELLING OF METZ CAUSES SENSATION GENEVA, Sept. 20.-The bombardment of Metz by American heavy artillery caused surprise but no panic says the Meteer Zeltung. The paper adds that few persons were killed and damage was Insignificant. It is learned from Basle, however that the American' bombardment of Metr caused an enormous sensation in Germany. Many of the Inhabitants have left Metz, but neutrals are prevented from departing. It is the first time since 1870 that Metz has been under artillery fire. BRITISH ADVANCE London, Sept. 21.-Further steps forward have been taken by the British on the Flanders front, Field Marshal Haig's statement today announces, the Improvement of the British situation west of Messines, \to the south of Ypres, of which a strong point was captured. Northwest of St. Quentin the British continued their progress through the main Hlndenburg line advancing their front northwest of Bellenglise. Ten Miles From Metz.  Washington, Sept. 21.--On the Lorraine front, whore Gen. Pershing's first American army has completed operation to eliminate the St. Mihiel saliept, the situation has become stabilized with the enemy hurriedly perfecting a new line in front of the Americans. This line stretches for 20 miles from Malzeray to tho Moselle at Vundieros. The Americans are now ton miles from Metz and an equal distance from Conflans. Frankfort Suffered From Air Raid With the American Army In France, Sept. 20.-(Keuter.'s).--In the course of a statement on the oxton.' and im-porlanco of (he work of th-i British independent air force. Major-Gen. Trenchant. Its commander, spoke today In the highest praise of the American airmen. He saiil they were its good as his own men and more ['raise couhl not bo given, as he did 'lot believe anything better could be said. Their daring, their ability and discipline and organization could hardly lie improved upon, said (ion. Trenchard. He mentioned that he recently had 'lestowed an Vttierlcuti airman Among a number of captured Gorman letters Gen. Tronchurd quoted ono describing tho destruction wrought by alrcruft. This said that tho opera house and the greater part of the splendid street Die Zelb, in Frankfort, was a heap of ruins and that 120 persons had been lulled. Gen. Trenchard said ho did not consider tho attainment of absolute superiority in the "ir was a proiltablo ideal. Those who indulged in such an ideal had no conception of. the number of planes it would require, nor the staff that would he needed to serve them, as every pilot must have some til) men behind him-and for every plane In use, nine would be needed in reserve. * Serbs Have 5,000 Prisoners Paris, Sept. 20.-Capture of several villages and 5,000 prisoners are recorded in the Serbian official etuto-mput made public today. "Continuing our advance." the statement says, "we crossed the loft bank of the" Cerna river. The enemy burned his depots und camps. "Wo have taken more than 5,000 prisoners and captured 10 additional guns, mostly heavy pieces). Several villages have fallen into our hands." Hold Mousvres , London, Sept. ao.-^Scottlsh troops Friday morning overcame the. resistance of the Germans in the village of Moeuvres. west of Cambral, where there had been such violent fighting recently and completely captured tha village, according to Field .Marshal Haig's communication tonight. French Statement. Paris. Sept. 20.-The text of the official statement issued at the war office tonight reads: "Our progress �tft of lisslgny-le-Grand has been accentuated and prisoners have been taken. Artillery activity has beon maintained In tha region of St. tjuentin and north of the Alsne. The day wag calm on the rest of the front. "K'astern Theatre. Sept. If: In �plt# of the vigorous resistance of the en� etny rearguards, the offensive between) the Cerna and Vardar rivers continues to progress today. Allied cavalry have reached the region of Poloshkob. Serbian forces have gained a footholdj on the left hank of the Cerna In thQ region of Dunyea. German Ascendancy Gone (By the Associated Press). Washington, Sept. 21.-Six monthsj ago today tho great German offensive began. For weeks victory seemed to) perch upon the German banners. Today the allied star is in tho ascendancy. Anxiety and encouragement. depreM sion und joy, have succeeded each, other since, at dawn on March 21, th* greatest battle of history began. It lias been a period of almost incessant fighting and of bewildering chances in tho situations that developed from day to day and from week to week. New Type of Airplane American Headquarters In Franca, Sept. 20.--(Heuter'h).-Patrols report having encountered an entirely new typo ol enemy airplane, designed especially to make manoeuvring easy, They also report the German ara adopting the parachute aa a means 0| escape from damaged Pjtuuea. Outflanking St. Quentin Paris. Sept, 21.-In their drive fo� the outflanking of St. Quentin on tha south, tho French last night captured the town of Henay and made progress north of that placo, says today's war olIK'e. announcement. POLICEMEN MAKE DEMAND Winnipeg, Sept. 20.-Winnipeg's re. cently formed policemen's union Is demanding of the police commission that when vacancies occur in the city police force, first choice of the Jobs la order of seniority, be given to men who were laid off from the force In % recent re-organlzatlon. RECOGNIZE 8LAV8 Vf Paris, Sept. 20.-France will re�� oguizo the independence of the southern Slavs, accepting a auggeaMooj from Italy to this ellect, the* -Paris aunouuees. 14759722 045?09 0433 77 ;