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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOULMK X. UiTHUIllDtiK. ALBICHTA, SATUUUY, SKI'TKMHKIl 22, UU7 210 GERMANY REPLIES TO Minister Reiterates io Pope ThiU (icrmnny Did "Xol Slart II ALWAYS ANXIOUUS FOK PEACE, CLAIMS WILL ONLY CALL CANADA'S NEW CONFEDERATION STAMP WHICH HAS JUST BEEN ISSUED. Washington, Sept re- plies made by Germany and Aus- tr'a to Pope Cencdict's peace pro- osrl contain nothing thnt will In any way alter 'he position of the United States as outlined In Pre- sident Wilson's reply la the pope. .The Reply Amsterdam, Sepl. Is llic imni'lrrio text of LliR Gorman reply lo hcucOiit's peace proposals: "llcrr Cardinal: Vour cruimncc If been good utiiniijh together u-ilh your letter of 2. to transmit lo the Kaiser ami Kind, master. Ihci nolc His llolincsa, the pope, ;-n '.vMdj Jiis liRliurss filled wllh Kriof at Ihe devastation of the world nnihcs an emiilntic peace to' the heads nf Ihe belligerent rteo- ]ilrs, Thr fcfilser kins has lo runiiainl wilh me your eminence's let ter ami entrust the roily to me. "His niiK'sly has been fnllowinK n con'-'Mlerahlc lime with reaped and Eiiirti-e gratitude? bis holiness' forts hi ;i spirit ol true impartiality lo nllevlMc far as possible the suffer Ings the war and to liaslcn tho, end of licrsiflltirff. Tho kaiser sees in tlie lalesl of his holiness fresh proof of his noble and humane feelings, and -j. lively desire lliat for the ibc'ncru of ihc onllrc world Ihc papal Bpneal may uicd with "Tho effort of Pope Benedict Is to jave the way lo an understanding nmcngst ail peoples nnd mlglit more Kur-cly reckon on, ti yymprilhetic rcccp- liun and the whole-hearted support from his majesty. seeing that llic kats- shifc taking over Ihe government hns regarded Jt as his principal and jnctsl sucrcd task lo preserve the bless- In RS of for HID German iieonlo oiid the- -.vorld. In hia apcicch from the I krone nt the opetilng of the German rcirlistai; on June 25, JSSS, the kaiser that love ol tlic German nrniy his position toward it should r.Rvcr frn'l him into terjptalion lo nil Mioit tlic bcuiifils of pnacc utileas were ;i nc'CPjlly, forred upon us by upon the cmnlrc or its al lies. Thn (icrinr.n army should sale- (n-.icu ftir us nnd should peace, nevertheless. l-FOncri, :l b3 in lo win il with honor. THREE PROSPECTIVE SENATORS F. II. Bradbury; at right above. Dr. Schaffncr; below, II, llcrinctl. Local Exemption Tribunals Won't Begin Their Sittings Until Middle Next Month III This Includes Only Combatants Non-combiidinis Called For Some Time MEDICAL HOARDS WOHKING SMOOTHLY Ollaira, Sept. "A" men only will t'e c.-illtNl to (lie colors lhc first I'roclaimUion is Issued unii Hie Icrms of the Mililarv Service A' In this clans arc men nt. from medical itolul ot view for actual com- batant servJce. The cnlj for rein- lorceincnts from General Currle Is for men and tlic first drafts Csilfjiiry, Sepl. Inis heoii received here from OlUi- ivii tlinl ivliilo UM- mi'mlKTs of local li ilnni.-ils under (lie Military Service Acl will )jc :tl once they will not lie expected to lii'Min their siUings until Ihc middle or perhaps Ihc eiul of Oc- InlKT. II .'ippiMi-.-: thiil Ihcre may be some dill'toiilly in urgjiniz- ing medical boiirds in Allierlii hfi-mise uf the srarcilv of snlliei- enl jidiccrs of the Mrilicul Corps in Jlil- ilary District.NCI. 111. Oil. Gourfit- Miiixlonalcl. left for Ottawa last night to consult the headquarters iiulhoritics Ihere on this subject. NEW HUN DEFENCE CRUMBLES be to meet such a need. -Vcu in the over medical classifications will not bo required to go on active service, perhaps for some considerable litne, London. Sept. Hauler's Ot- cd away wllhouL ilcirioylng. TVIcc the tan a Agency tug from neuter's correspondent last night said: enemy reached Ihe open, machine gun fire anil rifle volleys they up Ihe assailants before "The most triumphant feature of j could'get to close quarters, even If at all. There Is of course no yesterday's splendid victory is tno "One of. the most delightful Instanc- fiuarautce (hat "H" and "C" men will j deathblow dealt to German faith In the never he-called lo the colors. Future invulnerability oC their nevi" method ol dcvelopmeiiis ivill depend entirely on defence, the war situation anil military re- Lhl; lias hi e's of the re sou re el u In ess of Ihc 'Tom- mies' occurred when a party of bomb- prisoners. Captured officcre, who liilh- Medlittl classlficalJona under the crlo would have been haughty and su- The effect of the collapse oi crs reached the jiarapci or a certain been vciy serious upon the j trench where llic I tuna were crouch- This Much of Natural Resources May-Be. Turned Over For Fish.Supply lias, liis acls, fuJfillcil the lie then made In 2ti years of -IcapUc provornlloiis and which led lo the prcs- fintlngrntion hJs inajesly's up 10 llic last moment di- ls sctiliiiR the conflirt by war hail M hts and de- the eni v.cnt.i r-ffoi WITU rcclc-1 inuiii TiCacefm mc-uiis. liroili'ii onl, ugnl sire, tliu fcaisor in conjiinrLion will) hlRh allies was Ilio solemnly to fictions hl.i readiness !o enter Into peace Slrange Words "TJjc Clerinnii pcDjil'; his majesty in his keen drsirc fnr ncacc. "Gcvmnny sought within her nai' Bl frontier ihe dtvelapntent of hei epirl'.ual and material posscpslona and outside tbe imperial territory unhln- dcre'l rrnnpcllllon with nations enjoy- ing rjqunl rights and system. The free pJnre of forcns in ihc ivorJrt hi peaceable wrcslling with onci and an- other would lead lo the highest per- fecting of Ihc noblest human posaca- Disastrous concatenation of events Jn tho year HiH absolutely broke off till hoiieful course ot develop- incnl nnd trans Tor mr.tl Pluropc Into a broody Oalllo nrcnn. "Appreclnltne Uic Importance ol nls holiness' declaration (he Imperial gov- ernment lian not failed lo submit Ihc Eiiggcatlon conlalncdi therein lo earn- est zxd scrupulous cxnmlnatloi. Spe- cial mcasurec, ivhlch tho govcrnnicnl 4 l.iken In closcsl contact wllh rep rcscnlallvcs of the Ucrman iicorlc, for ilificusshig acid mtewcrJng the HODS raised prove how cnrnt-sl It dc- sires, (n accordance wllh his holiness' (Inslrca, ami llic peace resolution ot (he rctchatag on July 13, to rtud jiractlcal basis for n JiiBl and lasting pcnco. "Right Mlflhl" "Thn Imperial covcmmcnt h'lth Hjioclal aympalhy the leading (rfca 5f the peace proposal wherein his holi- ness clearly presses tbe conviction that Jn the future llic material power of arms must bu superseded by the moral poiver of Iho rlghl, are al- so convinced Hint lhr> glck body fauinan society can only be healed by fortifying Us moral strength of Tight. ,OUawa, OnL, Sept; a ro- sutt "b( the food shortage arising out ol war conditions three prairie prov- inces are likely to-secure control ot a portion of ilie natural resources. Jt Is altogether probable that owing lo Hie action of the food controller, (be control of certain lakes In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will be transferred at his rcfiuee! from (he Dominion Rovernment to Iho prov- isces. Tlic fish committee' now discussing with (he provincial auth- orities a plan by which the provinces conduct the fisheries 05 a public enterprise. Including Ihc annual catch by organizing and equipping fishing elects for the takes distributing Iho catch by rotiid transit asd providing for Ihc replenishing1 ol the waters. The suggestion lias been made that the three provinces should ivorlt to- gellicr In handling (ho fish, DrST. COURT JUDGE act may briefly be summed up follows: "A" class, combatant service over- seas; "H" class, non-combatant ser- vice overseas; "C" class, non-combat- ant service al home. The "JV class is really not cal classification at all. U'lien a medical board considers that a, man can not properly he classified al the lime, owing tp his physicM condition, ic Is ranted as a man. and Is to re-era mined at some later dale. The remaining class Is thnl of the :ola.lly rejected. There is evidence of wide response lo the appeal made to employers throughout IhB country lo encourage their men to submit themselves for medical examination before Ihc first call fs actually Issued. Medical Lonrds are, working smoothly, and are obtaining an esfimale of the class "A" men. available. In a number of cases It has been found that employ-' era have been unduly alarmed as lo the effect ot the act. Medical exam- inations have shown, In some cases, that qullo a number of the employ- ees ivore unable to rank In the high- er medical classifications and there- fore unlikely lo Ac called up fur cer- e. Hut ali employersvare urged to iRke immediate steps to ascertain which of their men nrc engaged in aclually essential occupations thai there may be no delay when lions for appeal aro made .to local tribunals, pcrciHou3r arc now literally boivinp lo of friRhtrulness, speedily 'kamcraded.' "The quicK-firing trench inorlar has Heelna, Sask., Scpt( ap- pointment ol Thomas Joseph lllaine, barrister, Rcgina, has been announc- ed ns district court judge for tho Judicial district ol Melville, with head- quarters at MclvJHe. ing on Ihe side. Owitig Lo Hie close quarters Krenades would bave been, equally dangerous to both sides. There- their raptors. They confess defeat in j upon, after a pause lo collect thn ne- ivhat they regarded as clirir strongest. ocssary tnissiles, the 'Tommies' polled point. They now regard tbe fulure ihc IJoches bottles filled ivilli wa- tvilli dismay. I ter. The latler seeming a new form "Tho flfihling generally was of n' land to band'character. Therefore a large nroportton of the prisoners who arc wounded, apeak most respectfully o( the terrible effect ol our barrage which for threes days cut off all rations and levied a. leirttil toll of death. Ad- vancing troops' confirmed Ibis stale- Tiicnt. hecause Ihcy found immense numbers ol corpses. The enemy bas never yet participated in a bloodier battle.x- ANOTHER RUSSIAN LOAN v C. Pelrograd, Sepl. the state bank to make n fur- v I her nolo IESUC ol two billion roubles. o Away 'Ills cpunlerirSttacka "wore equally costly. For example: Yesterday af- ternoon the Germans sis llrncs massed for attack on the left front of our nor- thern army. Four limes.our guns cre- ated such havoc that the masses melt- Extending Gains Made Air- craft Arc Assisting Greatly In Attack AIR SUPREMACY IS DEMONSTRATED PASTOR IN THE NAVY Her. 1'dwln SmiUi, Canadian clergy- man from Tillsonburfc- becomes a lieu- tenanl in tbe Fleet. Itev. Edwin jilayed an invaluable part in clearing j stationed at caniouflaged shell holes and reducing Hie pill boxes, Thus the pheasant farm was taken with almost no casual- tics. The Schuylcr galleries were car- ricd by Iho Lancasblrcs, tbe Bremen rcdoubl by Ihe South Africans. The Anzac alack went like clockwork. "The Huns concentrated in Polygon Wood lo counter allacJc the Auslrall- ans, but were repulsed, before they could reach the latter. "A similar attempt in the vicinity of ZonnetcTie met a like fate. "The now Anzac positions were heavily barragetl last night but llic men dug IheniEcIves iu to security. Foot! Controller Taking Steps (o Rcguliite Sale in the East Ottawa, Onl.. Sepl. A check Is to on the speculator in pota- toes. The food conlrollcr announces Was Tool in the Hands of Gen. Lokomsky steps lo prevent of prices. Pclrograd, Sepl. Itcvclallons mailc today, regarding ,hc Kornltyfr. TChcllfon. clUcldntc Ihc1 lacl thai V.-RB n tool In Iho Lands of hU chief of stair, Gcu, Lolcoiushy, and they also show Iho CTctrcmo carefulness with, which the conspiracy was prepared. Tho official army organization on ho Rumanian front deecrlbea Ihc conspirators attempted to neu- tralize tho army nomnilsaHrler and officers at the front whose devotion to Ihc provisional eoTcrnment had. been shown. General KornUoff con- voked at headquarters n consresa of nil 'llic commissaries, the presldcnla ol Iho nnny committees at the samo lime EummonlnB lo n separate con- gress tho commnmlcrs of them Hi- r'rom Uil9 follow, according lo bis holiness' view, the slmnUancoua dlmlnullon of Ihc armed forces of all itnlcs nntl Ihc Institution of obligatory for InlcrnRlJonnl disputes. "We share his holiness' view thnl lonnllo nuil n certain Rnfcxunrd !or a filmultancoua anil reciprocal Mm' intlon ot Hrmaments on land, on son, intJ (he air, ns as for Iho Irnc 1'lOB lary dislrlc's, as nominees of Ihc DfovislQual government, would probably remain fallhful. OP.I. Komlloff appeared (lie congress of commissaries nnd, nfler expelling the: reporters, delivered an nlprmisl apeech. describing darkly condillons nl the fronl and In the rear, Fskoff, ho said, would soon be taken, nnd fhe road to Pelrograd would be optn. When the congrcssoa had rndcri and the members were cnroiilc lo Ihclr positions the revolt vaa bcstm. Supreme Commissary Klloplnko de- clares nt first, In Mohllcv, (he only troops consisted of a bodyguard of Tir.eomana nnd a dclachmcnl ol tbe cavnllcrg ol St. George, the former wholly and the latler mainly suppor- ters' of KornlloIC From Intormatlon oblalnert Ihrough (he fruit and vegetables commit (cc the Tootl conlrollcr considers thai In Toronto, Ottawa, and oilier centres In Ontario ami Quebec, the price. of Onlarlo and Quebec potatoes lo the c nn sinner shouhl be about per bag ot 00 pounds. There appears lo he an ample supply now assured lo mcol a largely Increased consinnpllon which will doubllcss follow n drop In prices. The passing of an ordfir lo compel Ihc sale of potatoes by weight only Is under conslderallon. TL Is also proposed tint no potatoes slmll be grnded number 1 which weighs less than three ounces- and Is not Tree fronl scab and rot. A price of not less ono and one-half cents, por pound lo the consumer, It IB consid- ered should Insure lo Ihc grower ft reasonable return for liia postaloca and give (o (lie wholesale and recall ilcnlers n fair margin ot handling, Tho polalo crop throughout Can- ada is very large anil free from bllgnl, except In certain diilricta. Wllh reasonable prlcca It will maler- nsalsl ns n substitute lo other foods. Subs. Got in Deadly Work An AlhnLla Porl, Scpl. the survivors said, and clghl members ECTS who arrived from En Eland today I of her crow of ns lost Ihclr lives from on nn American aleamshlp brought cJr- ciimslinllal renqrtB .thai five British slenmshlpa destroyers out of a convoy fleet ot six which 16ft Lough Swllly, Ireland, September 3, were sunk by a Gcrmnii submarine tvllhln a hours of Iho port of Iholr dc- parlurc. Torpedoed Thret Tlmei An AllPHifc Port, Sept, Bri- Hah slonmslilp from Uucnoa Aires lo Havre with beef, has been sunk by a Clcrman aubmftrlnc. Surviv- ors or llic crew arrived riero (oilny. The Lancgra wfl3 owned by Ihfl Dril- nntl Argentine Slefun Navigation company of West Harllepool, She wna torpcilonJ twlco wlthla three hourgj Ilio cxploilfns (orjicclocs. Tho had just parted irom four oilier ves- sels under convoy lo go Into Plymouth for orders when firsl atlacMfcd. The first (orncdo hit the vessel well aalcrn, carrying away her rudder find rudder- post and pulling Ihc defence gun, mounted out of commission. A Jury rudder waa rigged and the vessel proceeded after sending wireless calls for asslslance. Three hours' laler a accojid lo.pedo struck her, (eirlng Hs way Inlo the holler room beforo ex- ploding nnd miming (he ship (o go down In less thftn 20 mlnnles! The. sur- vivors wero picked up by one of Ihc destroyers summoned when Ihe ship was (irel ntUckcd. The sequel lo the sale of the Slor- all corner, opposilc the city hall, to A. G. Uaalim is jioiv in Ihc Supreme Court. Action his been started by Ross, who claims lo have been Hie firsl purchaser of the prop- erly agfilnsl Mrs. Slovall, the oivner, Hamilton Douglas, her solicitor, and A. U. llaalfm, risking tliat casli for nntl promissory notes for 300 given by .Mr, bu luium restraining Mr. from ilisno-i- Ing ol Ihe property and asking also damages. In the statement; of claim, filed by Shepherd, Duulop anil Rice, on litfialf o( Mr. Hoss, It is claimed that Mr. Itoss was tnc first purchaser of the property and that a properly executed agreement of salo signed by the owner bad been made oul, Ihc money and note accepted, all In due order prior to n second agree- ment of sale signed by Hamilton Douglas on power of attorney from Mrs. Stovall in favor of A. G. Haallni, which latter agreement of sale was filet! and agreement registered at (he Land Titles Office. Another .action arising out ol ihc cast; has also been Illcd, Mrs. Kslcllc Mrs. Slot-all's Mrs. Storall's agent in dlspolng of Ihc land lo Wal- ter Hoag, claiming as commis- sion the deal al five per ccnl. Tho fiction will probably be tried til the next silling 01 the Supreme Court in civil session. London. Sept. Ing's Disclosures regarding Ihe request made by Count Von Bern'storff, Lh.c for- mer ambassador lo lUe United Stales, that Ihe German Eovernmenl sanction tlie payment of (o Influence (he American congress, called forth com mcnt In several London newspapers this morning. Long ns'.vs dlspalclies from Washington, also are printed un- der such capllojis 33 ".Murder schemes "Amazing spy "More German "'Work- ing up' lrelar.d." Thn Times says: "After and by this publicalioii tbe champions of Gernian chivalry, German honor and German IrutMfulness will finJ tliolr task con sidorably aggravated on both sides of the Atlanllc." Tho Dally News saya: "Wo don' know whether Count Von DernstarJT will malnlain plan for brib ing American congressmen Just vealed was qnilc proper anrt ordinary diplomatic activity, probably he wl We do know that the kaiser lias pub licly commended tbe uonlorious Coun FIXKS I'KICU OF FlIKL ;V1' COAST Vancouver, Sept, J Ion Fuel Controller C. A. Maaralh last night fixed Ihe price of coal In Vancouver as followi: Screened, dcHvtred [n sacks per ton, screened at wharf In per (on, delivered In bulkj wagon side, at wharf In bulk In view of the abnormal con- ditions ot a lemporjry character At present exlsllng the coal deal- era to deliver lump coal In the regular delivery limits at the prices above quoted. WEATHER Hlsh Low Fine and Little, who. acted ns LJtllc, who act6a as London, Sept, war- Ships tKis morning bombarded the German naval works at Os- Und with eatlsUctory results, It Was announced today by the British admiralty. Three Gtrman seaplanes were shot down by British airplanes. The text cf the admiralty statement lays: "Naval works at Ostend were this morning bombarded by ships of our otlftian Cisit 'A'ith iatfsfactory "Three seaplanes attempting to assist Iho enemy by cbserva- tlori .were shot down by our air Von Luxuurg (the .German minister to Argentine, who sent cipher message to U.crlin through the Swedish legn Uun at Cucnos apt! has dn nounccd na Intention ol employing in run her diplomatic work." Headquarters la Franc< and LlelRluui, Sept. the Aa socialed still Ii today In Ihe neighborhood ot Tower Ilaiultis which has been Ihe scene of almost continuous etrlfs since the offensive of ibe British tc the east of Yprcs, on the Italglat front began. On the left iho British ne waa reported to te intact, but o news of the situation on Iho right oulil be hid this mornlog. Defeat Troopl I-ondon. Sepl. ot Crown rlnco ILuiiprernt of Bavaria ed last night lo launch heavy coun-. er attacks against the new BrlHal QCS east of Ypres on the Belgian ront. Held Marshal Hals. In hla re- ort today to (lie war office, says that he Germans used considerable lorcei n their attacks without gaining aio csult except to heavily Increase then osses. The leit of the British otllc- a) slalBmenl says: "Hostile counter attacks continued elite on the new front. Conalder- blc tterman forces were engaged' -Itlioul auy result beinB ua'ned ex- cpl a heavy Increase Jn'tho enemy's "At dusk Ihe enemy launched a lowcrful counter attack In massed ormatlon on a wide front east ol St. l "At one point his troops succeeded' n pentratlng a short distance new positions brit (hey were Im- mediately and completely driven oul our counter attacks. 'At all other (point's Lanca-" lro and.London Iroops repulsed lufi enemy's Infantry with great loss, Al he end ol two liours of fierce fishi- ng our whole line inlacl. The attack was delivered with great de- crminallon and the enemy's losses verc cicccdingly severe. "Early In tbe night, afler failure ol his aiiacka on tne Tower Hamlets ridge during the afternoon the enemy gain attacked with strong forces in both sides ol ilia Ynres-Menin road. Here also heavy lighting ed ir. the complete repulse of Ihe en- my. "During tho oven'ng a third hostile counler-altack east of ivas crushed by our artillery." Activitlec In Air. Ixjndon, Sept. following official statement dealing wllh the activities oE the British' aviation corps during the British offensive IP Flanders was Issued last algnt by the war office: "During the first two ho am of out flark on Thursday low clouds and a drizzling rain made flying almost Im- possible, However, our airplanes flew out at !ow altitude and dropped bombs on a hostile airdrome near Cnurtralp'hcshles Mrlng at bodies ot German infantry. As soon as tlie weather slightly Improved our aerial activities became Rrcater, On sev- eral occasiotis Ihe locallon of enemy Iroops preparing for n counter attack was reported lo our arlJIlery, who successfully dealt with (no situation. Winnipeg, Sepl. board ol Eraln supervisors for Canada today issued (he foJIovrmg orders: Order No. S: It Is hereby ordered by HID board of grain super risers for Canada tbal Ihe moneys collected pur- HTH! shell holes, at reinforcements coming up to the bnUle, nt bodies of troops on roads and working behind Llio lines, and at hostile batteries, machine guns and transports. "During the day C8 .bombs irere dropped on Ledcgncni rallivay of Mile and 103 on billets and am- foe considered proper Ijy Ihc boarrl, Order No. 10; II Is licrcby ordered for the purpose of supplementing Or- der N'o. S of Ihe board, there shall he (o the bonrd upon nil shipments of wherit by rail or boat from fort William or I'ort Arthur a 'Ctinrgc ol hvo cent 3 per bushel If destined to Canadian lff, and not less than two tents nnd not morn Itian four ccalg IT destined lo points outside Canada. These charKca shall be paid (o tho Lake Shippers' Clearance Assoclallon, tlic fhtly aiilliorizod ngcnla of tho board, and must be paid bnforc ship- ment Is made. (Signed) Kobcit .Maglll, chalrmno, A. n. Macdonald, Ss'crclary. DOMB EXPLODED. A Pacific Port, Sept, plosion of a bomb In of nit- rate being loaded on the Japxneie passenger and freight ateamcr Solyo Maru, at Iqulqje, Chlk, killed two persons and Injured ten, it was reported On Jh; arrJVjl ol thfc veiatl today.' the blast four other bombs were found. Mer.ibers of the trtw tald a German agent waa "In the mfdtUe of Iho day (he Ger- man aircraft, became very aetlre, al- :cmpllng lo Interfere with our Brill- lery and our bombing and low Hying machines. In the evening when the n-Ciillicr Improved kept to (he cast of the lines nnd were not Ja- dined to fight. Ten hostile were destroyed and six wcro driven down oul of control TOn ot njnchJnc3 arc missing." Using Up Grand Headquarters of Ino French- Army In Prance, Sepl. .the Associated Ger- man divisions havo''tcsn engaged In the fighting In Flanders during the course of the six weeks July 18 lo August 29, eight of which are still In Ine front line. Nineteen of Lhe Oer- n divisions have' been withdrawn and are now undergoing re-formation In rest camps, the other Jrtlnit assfgncd lo defend quiet sectors along Hie fighting front elsewhere, Tho average durnlkm of the occnpi- lion of front trenches bf German d'.r- la Ion a before HiBlr wdhdrawnl la only ;