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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUMIi XI. LliTHBHlDGK, ALBERTA. MONDAY. SKPTKMBKH 2:$, 15MS M'MBEH 240 FORCE OF 40,000 TURKS THE SERBIANS CUT BULGARIAN LINES French Advance South of St. Quentin and That Stronghold Is In Danger PARIS, Sept. 23-French troops yesterday and last night made notable progress in their drive for the encirclement of St. Quentin. They pushed in far on the south and captured the village and fort of Vendeuil, close to the Oise, nine miles southeast of St. Quentin, today's war office announcement says. From Vendeuil, the French pushed on to the river. North of La Fontaine, they penetrated the wood in the direction of Hinacourt. LONDON, Sept. 23.-German troops late yesterday counter-attacked In the vicinity of Gillemont farm on the front between Cambrni and St. Quentin to the west of Lecatelet. Field Marshal Ha'a's lUtemtnt today announces the repulse of the enemy with heavy losses. l!ri!i?ll line ill SOCIALISTS DON'T PLACE IX HUN WANT CABINET Copenhagen, Sept. 22.-Vice-chancellor von Payer of Germany received various party leaders on Saturday, according to the Tageblalt of Berlin, the discussion with the leaders, who called separately, beinp, confidential. The Vorwacrts, the Soclnlist organ of Berlin, says: "The Tageblatt learns that Imperial Chancellor von Hcrtllng is opposed to having Socialists in his cabinet. If this is correct, there is complete unanimity b�-tween him and our party. Possibility of participation i� Von Hertling's government has, so far as we are aware, never been requested by the Socialists. r. s. Ready to Fight on Allied Side Whenever Knlcntc Asks Aid in East M.v.'io n which runs parallel lo Hie llinilenhuri: positions from oast of Paris, Sepi. 22 Qn Itumaniu it* luokiiiK lor ! lor lliiit Iitin1 to i wiii i inuiiiiin army ran a.:,iin take the hold [against i lie German oppressors of lie;-little country. I' . Known mat -he will rally her army .\ heiii-ver th,. time seems favorable iiiim i he entente allies reiiuesi it. COULD HAVE ITT AI'STRIA OUT OI WAR New York, Sept. 22.-If the United Statc-s had able to send more men to Italy. Austria could have been put out of the war last summer, declared Judfli Ben Lindsay, of Denver, who described in an address here tonight hia recent visit to the front. Asserting that "nearly 1,000.-000 sons of Britain have 'gone west' for ever, he declared that if we do our share as fully as Britain we will not stop until we have put in 16,000,000 men." ,f I .1; llolnmi to Mill I2'i south of � .ml theme ihi-iiiiKh Hill US. � Saw v. i ii id to llallwi height, on the load from Ham to St. Ijiioiitln. This liii-� Is helm; feverishly notified .iK.iins! tanks with mine ib-bls. The eastern slopes of iIiom- heights (lie \ 11 i 1 i 7.  -  I to .-iii' 111 i' Hoops whit h appear to he ipilte dense there. A system of I'lMiimiiulrnttni; trendies has ))i'i-ll (till; In pei-jlll! Ilie collection of relllfon eineiil i ,-:tul the In Infill*', Ul> of supplies, tjrii. Heheliy's nun ale now In loniiKt with ihis line of resistance ami they rontlllllo lo ail vniiie, notw iihstandiw; "le formlil- j nhle fortifications and Hie i-uerKW ic ] resistance of the enemy's inftintry. The Vicious German Tactics Herman forces In thl-i region, lit-rwdlr.K to nviileme worthy of tonslil-elation, do not hesitate to commit lots of ilcseclallwi In preparing imps for l-'iemb soldiers. A stntue of Chrlsi was thrown in tin- Kroiiml and � ounccled by u wire to ilctonntlnK tie-> lies tlmt caused the explosion of a fcienado when a soldier tiied lo lift 1t. These practices cause f,reat irrl-fallen iiiniiiiK the 1-Yench troops mill merely fortify ihnir determination to urcak through the enemy line. South of the Komme, the French flaw advanced Into a defence line parallel to the IItnileiihurn position liy reurhiiiK � IipIkIiI northeast of J'astres anil tin; Ine of ridKes connect-ii\K lirvlllerr, and Cerlscy txnf[ the *pur tfcul dominates .Mayon from tip *\ est. The iiilviince ol the first Army into the flat lauds aloiiR the Oise after thrnianfi and tho horizon blue 7.l uf the Ktatemeiil reads: "Sucec-isfpi minor operations wen-carried wit by our troops ynHtrrdav and (InriiiK tile nlnlit a: several points,! In the afternoon KntdKh troops cap-I Hired a Ceriiian siroiiK point. In tin"' I neichhw'iood ol Koiissoy-Hony roail.l held out stubbornly allj . takiiiR Ml prisoner*. | "Later In the afternoon a hostile counterattack from the illrei-tion of, Ciili-inont farm Was repulsed wiili | heavy loss by our rifle and machine' Klin lire. , " I tii r In r the nielli other KnpH-h j troops made pro>;nss in the direction of Tumbois farm, after several hour*' I hard flKhiini; and farther noTlh cap j lured a );riiii)i of strom;ly held trenches ami strwn; polnlK on til-- spur north-! IwimI of Veuileuil, lakiiiK a numlier uf j prisoners. I "llnriiiK :h iilKlit also ovei- lilu I prisoners were raptured by us In a snccessnil local attack south of Vill erK-liauslaln. "iMist of (lavrelle, ICnKllsh troops made jiroKi'ess on a front of abwn three (tunnels of a mile, capturing (in prl-'wif rs. "Karly last nlRht the, enemy attacked llerthacourt under cover of a heavy artillery barrai;c anil pcriotratoil our tine at one point. All immediuttf counter attack by our troops complete |y re established the positions." C/.t'cho-Slovaks. JiiRo-SlnvH and Roll's Forming Strong Combination TIlC (|l|cell is III her thoughts ami not rest i-ontont lion of (lerniHny "You can tell r �vhosi" synijiatliy . so highly." said rent me>saf;e the desire of iimiKii :m tioll Ullile" y MnRlisli in '-pi m.i'ioll; ol till- casied by the auuoiiiK einent toda\ of the result of the cilllleiell. e. President Wilson \ui- assured ilia! not wily had the o^pres-,ed uatiullal-iti'-m within Austria llunnary .-.everyI-lv reached riKreemeiil- for the formini; i.: their own national alms, but al-o bad agreed lo upliobl tin- piesid"iit ami the Aui.-r.iaii people in wlnnini; the war Tin- piesid.-iit was (obi I'er-many rcaluiiiK thai unity of these piople-. would be a Idow lo Teutonic power and aspiratioii-. set her prop'i-Kamlisis at work amoiiK Hie I'olei in (his i-otiittry in the liope-. of crr-iiiiiK a clash with other |;ronps This pro-)i'.iKanda had failed, tin- ]iresident wi-^ inforiueil, and the Poles an- unit-dly behind lln- Auiericau Hnvcrnmeni. �:--e people of t'ne \ be ashiii-il, will xasnal of Ui-r-nany > pl.t;, an honorable and ' lie Rieat si riiKKb* w h ich iva(;iiii; for the r.-lcn of ami fo: tii-- llheratlon nation- It is my fer-an oppw lunity tile war tiuiy o a cam oon be the - U thi- Wilson Creation of | she de-ii'-s u body of tin- central 1 ,-ii-tiv,-part w . w hich will protect , ti,,. aiiti-s ,,: ,-all of tlicm �as for-- \ ri^ht and la� w the sntalie vein wi-li ilia parlii'i|ia'.-- in bIvi-ii her. "(lerniany : country unde ilesceiHlr-(| fro tans and inh roiiruKi' and ancient forb. become the - Potsdam. W- need tin- belpiiii; hand of Aim-iiia and our other allies io tree us from our pi---ent iioslriwi tho ({real In-ar! of the people ol lin-1'niled State.-, foryi-t lis in our -trim-file." or the moni.-i - lis heel, bill III til'- ItollliHI-- i it;iik 'I! Hi-inilepi n I'-iic lis, will Ill'Ve; ivants of Hie NEW CHINESE ATTACHE Kriilay, Sept. 3t).-(By As-so-lateil Press).-Hen. Han l.'luiu has been appointed chief military attache ai WnshinRton. THE WEATHER High ..... Low ...... Forecast: Cool with locr.l ____ G5 ..... 34 showers. AUSTRALIA'S LAND SETTLEMENT PLAN Sydney. Australia, Sept. L'^.- (Canadian Press dispatch from Keillor's I. -The. Australian Kovertinient has authorized tho minister of lauds to expend liiii.nnil pounds sterllni; derivc-i! from loans for funds rluriiin the current fiscal year to purchase small pro-pony sub-divisions lor extensive culture in connection Willi the sottli--iiieni of ex-soldiers. The minister proposes to make available l,nn Pernio, Sept. I'll.-President llim;s. Secrulary Drown ami (be oilier rop-resriilalivoH of DlBlrlct ICiKhtoen have left X'tuicouviir in connonuonco of the ml ion at Ferule and Michel and aro to moot ('omniirslonor Armstroni; ruid lion. Mr. Sloan in t'abinry for further conference mum tin: sIiikIc shift (lispuir. Won't Likely Strike Here. 1-Var lesl tho dispute of tlm Pernio minors roKarditiK iho bIheIo sliit'i would Kpruiid to tlm l.ellihriilKO field -vlu-ro ho iiuich of tho domestic coal used in iliu west is uiinorl, was ex-pru6H6ii to tho Herald today by one of the coll oporaluru hurt?. Another operator liowever said that lici was not at all afraid ihut tho men iu this pari of District No. 18 would take tip the caa unions, ho said, tho chlui' officers of tho union decide to cull the men out. "Tho men in (his end of the field are workiiiK woll now," ho aiiid, "and 1 do not believe they will strike without yooil cauaii. I do not Ihlnk thuy will throw down Uxila in sympathy with thu l-'urnlv juiuuj'a- uuk-iia their hiclior oi'fii i rs nlve them Iho word." AhUojI as to tho prevaleiiee of Iho second shift in this, field ho said thai ill the mines use a double .shift more or less. The main uhlfl is from oiKlit till lour o'clock, After thai a number of cutters, the limbermcn and some miners ko down the shaft and work till 1" o'clock, but llm second shift is very small as compared with the number who ko down in iho morn-Ihr\ "Il is really necessary io have the second shift in order that tin- men may have the niino kept in proper shape and in order that coal may be minel efficiently. However w"o. have Huh! trouble front Kas and bumps such aa they ljave in the coal mines, ami inert* is no call hero to rorc.e a single shift as is Iho case at Fertile." .lust flow the mines are turnlut; out a heavy tonnage, and the needs of Manitoba and SnsUalcimwun are he-iii(5 mel very successfully. Thnro in tin daiiKor of slack time in any of the local mines unlil well on in tho HprliiR. The payroll is Iho largest, it liua over been, tUotiKli all llm mines would he wllliui; to put �a) -.V.oro men It tiioy i could bo setun�rtj AMERICAN STEAMER LOSES MANY I.IVES Corunna. Spain, Sept. 22. - Three officers and 27 of the crew of the American steamer Buena Ventura have arrived here. The vessel was torpedoed last Monday. Three boats with 64 of the crew are missing. The Buena Ventura was proceeding from Bordeaux, where she had unloaded a cargo of petroleum from Philadelphia. The vessel was of 4,881 gross ton* and belonged to the United 8tntes Steel Products company. The first resolution was frankly do-foaHst. the sin ois. t'ul one proposes a Herman military defeat. Tho llri-lish liner was a "wonianless ship." bavitiK sailed from a llriti-h port where the embarkation of women i prohibited. ARRIVES IN IU Will Meet President Wilson to Confer About Siberian Expedition REPORT SOCIALIST j LEADERS ARRESTED 1 Amsterdam. Sept. T.'. llorron. j lleclier and Cublllz. prominent mom ! hers of i he Independent Socialist party of (iormauy, have been arrested, according lo tlm VoIUslluini" of t'lieinnltz of S,i.\ony. KAISER URGES TO JOIN SOVIET TROOPS Pokin, Sept. -2.~News has been received hero that I lie German emperor on Sepi. hi issued an order to all' Austro-ltungiirlans and Uernians, saying it was their llrsi duly to join i he Kiissian Soviet troops and lo oppose Japan 'and her allies, "who llireulen to restart) the eastern front." An Atlantic Port, Sept. Claim-inn to -fee one of five men who shot and killed tieoffrey Itasputiti, lh-> llussian monk, and "pmw-i' behind tho Russian throne." Pr. Stanislaus Do larievort, formerly a colonel in the liusslau army, arrived today on n Uritish liiu-r. M. I.azovert said tho oilier four assailants, all of whom are now dead, were lirantt Duke Diinitri Pavlow.-ki; iinotlier Kiaml duke whom he declined | lo name; .\1. 'I'wicliotone, captain of i the guard, and M. Poiiiischkoaiich. | Dr. I.azevert. who said he came lo i America t"i see I'resideiil Wilson ill connect ion with the Siberian sima I Hon. declared thai be bad not been ' perinitleil to tell bis siory ill the past, I hu! added that lie would tell ii tally after his vi.iil to Washington. According to his stateiuenl, the monk, cont'i-rnint; whose slayinr. many stories have been told, �as killed by iho five men from Dr. La/.cvcrt's automobile. The shoot inn look place Just outside the palace of ilraud Duke PavlowsUi, he said. TUu assusslnation of Rasputin, who was declared to have i-xercieed a Hieat Ittflutnco upon the late Emperor Nlt-holu?, ihroiiKli the Kmpress Alexandria, was first reported in ; July, 1(H1. At Ibal time it was said avo pasoline :or ill'ed war purposes, was fairly well observed ill l.i-ihbridKi- yoslerdat. TIioiikIi Hie iev(i'(e(ioiis so far tire purely voluntary, i ben- wen- very few cars on the streets. Wlie-'ierj those wore business or pleasure "art there was no way of flmliiiK out, a.-so far the police have not undertaken to Interfere, leaving observation of the aisles* Sunday order to Ilie people's conscience. Well Observed in Ontario. Toronto, Sept. "...-Aeetirtlini; to reports received at tho National Thrift campaiKU heaibiuaiiors stricter on :-crvalloii of Iho appeal for tho roslrii-lion of pleasure nioloriiiK than on envious Sundays was shown in the principal centres of Western Onlari-i today. It Is said that nasollm- valnou ,n $7."-.nun was saved In Ontario today. "Disgusted" In Montreal. .Montreal. Sept. Tliero w compleie failure in M-mtreal as tin- observance of a "gasloss" Sun-diiy was concerneil. 'Unite disKUst-oil" was Ilie verdict of tho Automobile Association officials. The sot-re-liiry of tho assoiiaiion roporiod ho cwillled Pi antoilioblle.s In L'U luin-lilt's. E KILLED IN EXPLOSION Amsterdam. Sept. 22.-Three hundred and eighty-two persons have b�en killed and many eiders injured in r.n explosion in an ammunition factory at Woellers-dorf, a town near tho Austrian capital,^ according to the Vienna newspapers. Fire broks out In the powder room and the terrific heat quickly overcome those in the flame-wrapped building, The victims were mostly girls, v v." ouius to a total of Hi miles. "Infantry units have now reached tl.o hijthest part of the mountuiuoui regions and advanced 25 miles in one day. Tho number of prisoners anil tha volume of war material is increasing continually," Vienna Official Vienna, Sept. 2",-(Via London)."-* The official statonipnl Issucfl nt th� war older (oday reads: "l)n Dosso Alio our stormiiiE troopn made a surprise atlack on a trench section defended by I'/.t'cho-Slovak Io. Kionnlrles yesterday. The greater part of tho Kurrlson suffered the fnto iboy deserved. "On the Albania coast further Italian attacks were repulsed." Italians Advance Too. Koine. Sept, 22.-in conjunction with tho general ontenle allied offenstvi against the Teuton ami Ilulgurlau forces in Macodonln, Italian troops yesterday began a vigorous advance In the bend of the Coma vlvor to tha easl of .Mumistir. The official statement issued toiluy by the Italian war office says that thu front enemy positions worn recaptured. FOOD RIOTS IN GERMANY Zurich, Sept. 22,-Serious food riots continue at Saltaburg, according to Munich pap:is. Rioters attacked the government palace and broke down the doors, whereupon the police fired, killing or wounding several rioters. Hotels have been looted, food shops- raided and army store* plundered, .-_ > ? > > > ? > > ? > �* > "1* JAPANESE CABINET RESIGNS �. A, Tokio, Sept. 22.-Tile Japanese cabinet, headed by Field .Marshal Count Traiiehi, which has hqld olllce slnco October, l'.ilij, roBlKiiod toduy. ',' * ]/ ;