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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^4 PAGE FOUR THE LETHBrtTDGE cA-1LY HERALD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1918 |Letbbd&ae Iberalb XetbDri&oe, Blberta DAILY AND WtlKLY \V Proprietors and Publlshore �NB L1THBRIDQE HERALD PRINT. , r-. INO COMPANY, LIMITED j �� 6th 8treet South, Lsthbrldfe j ^ W. A. Buchanan >' President and Managing Director Torranoe -  BuiinMi HUM* , TSLRPHONM fastness OJBloa ......Ull VUtarlal Office>4 ubtcriptlon Ratast etly, delivered, par week . ,-��*� .M Dally, delivered, par year .....ISO0 Dally, by mall, par year ......N-OJ Weakly, �r mall per yemr .....tlM pYeekly, by mall, per year to TJ.S..$�.0e " Data* of expiry of subscriptions appear daUy on addraii label. Accept-Hoi of papers rite. expired* data la per authority to continue tba mb-aorlpUoB. JTHE PROGRESS tPF THE WAR. Tie world has once more been electrified by a new allied offensive in the War. this time in Palestine, where the British forces under General Allenby ttave struck at the Turkish forces in jthe Holy Lond along a wide front, fmd have, smashed their front. The Offensive was started yesterday and jilready thousands of Turks have been |aken prisoners. The drive is being pontinued. The Franco-Serbian drive is also (Continuing along a steadily extejdfng front. The Greeks hare entered the (fight and are aiding the French forces. On the western front the French from the southwest and the British from the north wast have St. Quentin encircled, and have penetrated the old Hindenburg line at several places in this region. There is little new from jHie American front in Lorraine, save (bat the forts of Metz are now feeling jtte bombardment of big American (tins. IMPRESSIONS OBSERVING THE ENEMY fTHE DEFEAT OF (I. C. WATTE RS. J. C. Walters, after several years W- service as president of the Trades ftnd Labor Congress of Canada, has keen defeated. His lukewarmness in fhe war may be the explanation. He. certainly was lukewarm at the begin- . sling, and did not help war effort. j. Latterly, those who talked with him * found-.a change in ,his attitude. Nev-  ertheles's, since bis defeat .was,' Inflicted by Tom Moore, of Niagara Falls, 7 �who is reputed to be a strong war Advocate, it must be concluded that 1 the reason was his failure to give . Canadian Labor a strong lead on the 'fp-eatest question of the time. Canada needs a clean-cut labor leader like Sam Gompers, and it is to be tloped that Tom Moore is such a man. ___ � '(THE MENNONITE MENACE. Hon. Sir. Calder's attitude on the . toovement of Mennonites Into the fcountry is cleariy set forth in the following telegram received in this city: Understand Mennonites are at present entering Canada same as any ether United Slates citizens. They .' kave been granted no special privileges. jAs United States citizens they tannot ho made subject to our Military Service Act, They will however $>e subject to draft under provisions *f convention with the United States, parliament will have to determiue " avhether or not in future conscientious ebjectors, including Mennonites, Quakers, Tunkers, Christadelphians and tfthers are to be exempted from military service. The Question of making provision to exclude any class of American citizens from entry to Canada fs as you can understand, somewhat pompllcated and not easy of solution. This statement bears out just what Mr. Calder said in his Regina interview. He will have it made clear to 'him, while on his trip through the .west^. that the Mennonites are not be-' Ing welcomed. They are considered ' Uo be a poor class of citizen. And if ; there are any means, whereby they can Vibe kept out of the country, then they ;: should be made effective. If it is not 'possible to bar them out, on account of their United States citizenship, .'.Parliament should make it clear that they are not to be exempt from mill-�tary service when they become Canadian citizens. In the meantime Canadian officials should co-operate with tba American authorities, in having these people register in Canada, and , Where they are of the draft age, sent �:* back to the United States for'service. We had thought there was no gen-. :�ral exemption of Mennonites from ^military service in Canada, but Mr. - Calder's Regina statement, makes that '^question doubtful. In the early sev-$enties certain Mennonites Were grant-� �.j ed exemption, but that exemption was understood: to---apply to MennonitM Bettljpg in'ManiWba only. '  ' . ' ' Canada should not grant to any class exemption from service, It a .country Is good enough to live in, it v certainly Is good enough to defend. ; From reports reaching us from the : (United, States it would appear that 'the Mennonites are leaving that coun- VisitB to the headquarters of brigadiers, division commanders, corps commanders, and the field marshal, Impressed me with the big part maps play in war. They were proimnent decorations in the little office of every general. There were all sorts of maps. The "raised" maps, showing the hills and the valleys, tie rivers and railroads, wery very interesting but not as much so as the maps locating the enemy battalions. Before us, we saw where the allied troops were placed, and then directly opposite, were marked the Hnn battalions, right from the see, tc the Swiss border. It was difficult to' credit at first that our forces knew the exact troops lined up against them. It seemed too much Ilka football -or baseball. How did they find out? Tie solution was very simple. The airplanes, the .Walloons and captured" German prisoners and observation posts enabled the intelligence corps to locate the enemy. The raids that we often read about, are put on in many instances to capture a prisoner and thus identify the German battalion that is operating against us on the other side of No Man'* Land. It may help by picturing and considering the corps as a football team with the corps commander the captain, and each unit a .player,, responsible to the corps commander for  marking and fighting his opposite number. For instance, a front line battalion is concerned with its opposite number- the enemy front line battalion. Field artillery, trench mortars, machine guns are affiliated with the front line battalion to help it fight, worry and kill the enemy's troops in the forward trench area. The counter battery office is marking for the corps commander the enemy's artillery battery positions area. In this game, corps intelligence is tactical fighting Intelligence concerned with' the enemy corps opposite and is responsible for each unit having a knowledge complete as possible of their enemy opposite number, i.e. "Disposition ot the enemy's troops. . Location of the enemy's battalion, regiment and division beadquartors, etc. , Routes for approach of the enemy infantry and transport. Location ot the enemy's battery positions with their routes of ammiihi-tion-supply. , - -. - . . The enemy's successive lines of defense. The enemy's detailed defenses, machine gun emplacements, trench mor- try to escape military service. The Niagara Falls, N.Y., Reoord says: "The Mennonites who refused to fight for the country in which they are living, protected and prosperous, are going to emigrate to Canada. There they hope to live in safety, garnering such dollars as they may and letting their neighbors do their fighting for them when the foe attacks theiT liberty. Mennonites not only refused to fight, but their leaders were rabid, anti-war propagandists, thus helping the Kaiser. They did, however, grow food on their fertile farms, selling it�at war prices, for the Mennonite is fond of the dollar in war or peace. The United States loses nothing by the emigration ot these people. It gains in patriotism by their going. We are Borry though that our neighbor and ally in this war, ia to be inflicted with this tribe of dirty shirkers." There is nothing complimentary In that paragraph. Certainly the Mennonites should not be allowed to use Canada as a haven to escape military service in this war. ] We have been shown a letter from a section of South Dakota, where many of our new Mennonite settlers are coming from, and what is said j about them in some portions of �he correspondence, is hardly Jit to print. Here is one statement In the letter: I don't see what in-the Canadian government was .thinking of to permit them to settle in their country for, especially after they had admitted that the laws of a country were subordinate to their laws and when the former interfered with their religious laws, they ignored the former, thoy refused to support our war policy in any manner or form, they would not buy liberty bonds, or support the Red Cross. We conscripted their young men but offered to put them at manual labor, but they refused to work, and I am not sure but what some of them are serving time for Insubordination. Americans who owned farms adjoining theirs sold out as soon as p'os-slblo, said they could not live among them. Further, this South Dakotan says: But they will use the German Jam guago in their conversation, in their private schools, in their religious ser-vicos and over the telephones, alhof which our government forbids, and from now on pronouncesa penal offense and punishes accordingly. As to language we must see that they do not use German in their schools. It is in our power, as a province,' to control them in that respect, at any rate. 'PICKED UP IN ** P A XS! TMCr tQX THE BUSY MAH Chief of Police Hunt, of Arnprior, has resigned. Major Musgrove, D.S.O., ot Hanover, Ont, was killed in action. Hon. A. L. Sifton will address a meeting in Medicine Hat next week. J. H. Burfleld, of Revelstoke, is the new Dominion Express Co. agent at Medicine Hat. Dr. J. B. Calkin, a well known Marl-time Province educationalist, is dead at Halifax, aged S9 years. Flight. Lieutenant Lussler. of Medicine Hat, has been .warded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The Germania Catering Company, 457 Broadway. Now York, was fined ?5,000 for hoarding sugar. After having been pastor of Bloor St. Presbyterian church, Toronto, for 30 years, Rev. Dr. Wallace has retired. Rev. M. T. Walker, after a pastorate of four years, has resigned the Fronie and Lawrence Congregational churches. The names of Hon. Wm. Sloan and Hon. Martin Burrell are mentioned in connection with a senate vacancy in British Columbia. Cleaning up the water courses in New York state is to be undertaken shortly in the interests of fish.'life and public health. The Sacred Heart Church in Lynd-hurst, N. J., has been destroyed by fire which started in the altar, due to defective insulation. The Detroit'Uaited Railways Company operating al! street cars in Detroit, will employ women as conductors, owing to the scarcity of men. The Canadian minister of finance defends tax free bonds on the ground that the volume of money required could not be raised otherwise. Capt. A. H. Young, son of Ven-Arch-deacon Young, of London, Ont., has been killed In action. Prior to the war he was manager of a branch of the Molson's bank at Winnipeg. The U. S. war department opposes the erection of a new department of aeronautics, with a cabinet officer at its head, as recommended by the senate military war committee. An extra-sized coffin, weighing 550 j pounds, was made for F. F. Monteres, an undertaker, 155 North Third street, Brooklyn. Ten men carried the coffin to the hearse, which was strengthened for the occasion. tars, observation posts, and so on. For this each unit in the corps lias an intelligence organization, the duties and responsibilities in each case being to supply information for the direction ot our aggressive and fighting blows.' Corps observation posts, manned by corps observers, are distributed over the corps'front and are responsible for the general observation of the enemy's movement opposite the corps, and' at the end" of the day, their reports . are ccf-or&inated with the reports from the artillery and infantry observation posts, and the officer In charge of the corps observers, is responsible for appreciating at the end of the day, what the various "Eyes" have .seen. If abnormal movement is noticed in a certain enemy divisional sector and ,there' is reason to believe a relief is in progress, night harassing fire is accordingly distributed. Intelligence corps officers- are offl; cers who.speak German fluently and have a thorough knowledge of the German army organization. The interrogation of prisoners and the translation of captured documents is their principal work. Each divisional staff has an intelligence corps officer attached, and corps headquarters has two intelligence corps officers attached. To assist them in this work, in active operations, each brigade has two German speaking non-commissioned officers. These general sources of intelligence, with a number of other sources, Buch as prisoners, documents, and secret sorvlee, are co-ordinated, and must be so organized and alert that they feel the actual pulse of the enemy opposite. Intelligence throughout the corps in each respective unit realizes the following two responsibilities: First-Lives of our own troops. The first question an intelligence officer of any unit must ask himself after an operation is-"Would it have been possible for me to Have saved the lives of some of our unit if my intelligence machinery had been bettor organized and more alert?" Second-Spending ammunition... Evory round o� ammunition made at home is spent as directed and advised by intelligence. The effort in the making of a 9.2-Inch sluill at home, shipping ft overseas, bringing it up to the line of com-, munication, and placing it in the gun, is finally spent and directed by intelligence, and intelligence, in spending such ammunition; Jias a great responsibility. J. Albert Page has: beon appointed police magistrate at; Brockvllle. Capt. Arthur R., Bataon> M.M., ot Brooks, has been killed in action. Wm. H. Elliott, of New Saruin, Out., is the new sheriff of Elgin county, Ont. Hon. T. A. Crerar says over 100,000 Canadian farmers havo enlisted.' Canada Life Insurance Co. officials estimate the western crop as worth $600,000,000. Frank G. Curry, a veteran C. P. R. conductor, died at Moose Jaw. He was ii native of P*ilsley, Out. J. M. Spence, prominent insurance man. formerly of Toronto, died at Cal-gnry. Three hundred prisoners in Sing Sing were registered under the new draft law. The U. S. war industries board has put a ban on nil now building construction while the war lasts. Reports from the largest bean growers in St. Thomas district state that the crop this year is an excellent one, tar exceeding former years. Up to the end of August there were 3,949 births in Winnipeg during 1918, as compared with 3,473 for the corresponding year. W. R. Mellard'is dead and Mnrdock Henderson is- seriously injured and in the Trail Hospital as a result ot an automobile accident. Rev. Edward Turkiugton, late of Chateauguay, N.Y., was Inducted into the pastorate of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Whitby. W. H. Anderson, a prominent Kemptvllle. Ont., business man, la dead. He was a brother of Right Rev. C. P. Anderson, Anglicail bishop, Chicago. U. S. colleges and universities with students' army training corps units have been advised by the war department not to make plans for football schedules this autumn. James P. Kennedy, 28, was accidentally killed at the International Nickel Company's plant, Port Col-borne, by running a telpher at sharp-speed over an open switob. At Belleville th�?dqjg store of Mr. Allen Schryver was, burglarized last; week, it being : the ' fifth drug store which has been broken into in that city within as maty weeks. HELD, N0BLEF0R0 Two Fined-Women's Institute -Interest in Lyceum Circuit �r Entertainments Development of? ifotoring in.Iceland is i shown in sfatlstifes -ot automobiles and auto accessories exported from the United States'to tffe northern island. for 1917 exceeds $10,000, as against �1000 in 1913. Dr. Dowling, Dominion Geologist, is in Medicine Hat for the purpose of testing the natural -gas to ascertain the proportion of gasoline contained in it. The doctor has visited most of the gas fields in Alberta in this connection and discovered that the Ding-man field, 'about forty miles south of Calgary, contains a higher proportion of gasoline than they had figured on. M. J. O'Brien, of Renfrew, Ontario, new senator, is a native ot Nova Scotia. He was formerly a commissioner for the building of the'T. & N. O. Ry, but resigned in 1906. He is the head of various financial, contracting and other concerns, and a large holder of mines, farm - lands and timber limits, including the O'Brien mine at Cobalt, and other properties in Northern Ontario. 1 - Senator M. J. O-Brien of Renfrew, 5s a life long Liberal but at the last election was a strong supporter of the Union government. His nephew, Lieut Col. Martin, was the unsuccessful candidate invSouth Renfrew. In religion Senator O'Brien Is a Roman Catholic. He is the third Liberal-Unionist appointed to the upper house by the Union government. "Hinkey Dink" Kenna, for 40 years noted as the dispenser of the "largest and coolest" beers in Chicago to the motley of the first ward, and widely known with "Bath House" John Cough-Hn as political czar of the first ward, .will open an ice cream parlor next year when the country goes dry. Pat O'Malley, his principal rival in the saloon business, will open a flower shop. Coughlin years ago got out of the saloon game. Brigadier-General Bickford will take with him to Siberia, as orderly officer, Capt. Christie T. Clark, a veteran of the 74tli battalion. On General Bickford's brigade staff will be Lieut.-Col. A. W. Sparling, D.S.O., of Saskatoon, who commanded the 73rd battalion. He is coming from England to serve as brigade major. The staff captains 'Will bo Major J. W. Sifton, son of Sir Clifford Sifton, and Major F. W. Howland, general staff officer at Winnipeg, who was formerly district intelligence officer In Toronto. Three professors at Queen's University, Kingston, have tendered their resignations and will not' return for the opening of the next session. Prof. W. O. Walker, M.A., who-has been associate professor of chemistry for several years, has accepted, an appointment as head of the chemistry department at McMaster University.-, Prof. S. F. Kirk-patrlek, M.S.C., -�tH leave his alma mater to ae<.<;pt a;;p�sition ju the metallurgical mission with the Deloro Refining and Mining .Company. Prof. W: N. Sage, M.A., who-for several years has been lecturing in the department of history, is leaving shortly for Vancouver, B.C., where he has accepted a position-as head of the de-partmont in the University of British | Columbia.-' � - * ; * tFrom Our Own Correspondent) Nobleford, Sept. 20.-A party of the Women's Institute and friends motored out to Mrs. G. H. Saunderson's pretty, residence the other day to hold an Institute meeting. Four new members were enrolled and all present spent a very enjoyable time and returned home feeling well satisfied with their trip. The next meeting of the Institute will be held at the home of Mrs. Gilbert of White Lake, on Oct. 3rd. It is hoped that a good number of the members will be out on that date. Polloe Court A police court was held here on Tuesday  afternoon when August Brady and Peter Lund were charged before justice of the peace, E. C. Cranstoun, with common assault. As A. Brady pleaded guilty, no evidence was offered but P. Lund' stated that he was not guilty and so the justices had to hear the evidence In connection with that case. After'hearlng all that there was to say they were both fined �5.00 and costs. Considerable Interest was fevlneed yesterday when our esteemed bank manager, M. A. Kilpatrlck, was married at Macleod.-The happy couple are spending their honeymoon at the coast. Hearty congratulations to them Is now the order of the day. The work of fixing electric lights in the church here Is now under way. The current will be taken from the garage plant and will be a great .Improvement on the old way of lighting. Boy Scouts Our new school principal, Mr. Collins, is taking a great interest in the boy scout movement and is helping with the loaal troops which are under the leadership of Mr. V. Robe. It is hoped .that during the winter months all the* boys In the village will join up and that they will derive great benefit from the lessons that they will learn from their two leaders. On Wednesday night an organization meeting to arrange a young ladies' club was held in the basement of the church. Miss Livingstone is the leader of the new movement and much is expected from the formation of the club. Most of the young ladies in the village are going to take part and a good series of meetings are to be arranged. Lyceum Course^ Interest in the--Lyceum course is now getting greater day by day, and the committee who have the arrangements in hand are confident that the entire series will be.a great success. Some of them have during this week being paying visits to Barons, Coal-hurst and other places in this vicinity in order to' arouse interest and have" so far been very sucressful. Ticket^ are being sold well and it only needs; a little hard pull now to place the. whole series of concerts in the success.' column. The first on the list is to be a visit of W. A. Buchanan, M.P., of Lethbridge, who will give his impres- sions of the war front, and the conditions of things in Europe as ho saw thorn during his recent visit to the front. All tho committee'fool that in Mr, Buchanan they have secured nn uttractiqn of the first order and it is expocted that a capacity crowd will be out on September 20th, when the lecture will come off. Now all people remember that the dato Is Thursday, September 26th, the place the K.P. hall and the time 8 o'clock. Let the hull bo filled and giVe a rousing welcome to Mf. Buchanan. After all tho expenses of the series are paid the balance of the lundB are to go to the Red, Cross worki' . S. C. Oertly is going around with ono of those smiles on that will not come off. ReasonT' a new baby boy at him home. The annual meeting, ot the Noble-ford Red Cross "society will be held in the IC. P. hall on Thursday, October 3rd, ' at 8.30 p.m. Reports of the amount of money raised and work dono during the year -will be given at this meeting. There will alBo be election of officers for the ensuing year and arrangements**wlll be made for an. extensive membership campaign. Other importtnt business will be transacted and all members and others interested In Red Cross work are requested to, bo present. . VULCAN (From the Advocate). On Saturday at the Calgary General hospital there passed,, 'away Chester Hume, the fourteen-year-old son of Mr. and-Mrs. F. Maiden, after a very brief illness. The young lad was well and favorably known in the community, whilst apparently in good health and of a stalwart build, his life was being snapped by an insidious disease that only when too late was discovered to have worked its ravages. The grief-strisken parents have the sympathy of the whole community. The remains were embalmed in Calgary and were taken on Monday to the family plot in Marshailtown, Iowa, where it was expected that the only remaining child, Edmund, now in the U. S. A. Marines contonement at Galveston, Texas, would meet the cortege. Mr. "^1 Mrs. Maiden are expected back in about ten days. On Tuesday, September 17th, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shimp of Boyden, Iowa, celebrated their 50th anniversary 'of, their wedding at the home of their son A. B. Shimp, at Stavely. ( Mrs. L. E, Newton, ot Nanton, J. E. Shimp, of Portland,vand C.'B. SHlmp.'of Vulcan,