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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.UMK X. 'LETHBHIDOK. ALJHUITA. MONDAY, SKPTKMHKU 21, 1917 NUMBER 24t ARGENTINA ON VERGE OF WAR WITH GERMANY Slejt May Result in 'Better Financial Condition of German Attacks in France and Belgium are Without Lose Many Aeroplanes During'Past Few Days. Pelro3rad, Sept. visionul government hat decided to reduce the number of men In the regular army. This declilen was rejched for two reasons, lirsl, because the-country can- not remain longer without male labor and second, because, It was thought desirable to relieve the army ol men who are too old to fight, or who hive been wound- ed, and whose lighting capacity therefore is not great. It is be- lieved the measure will have im- portant financial retul'.s by re- ducing the total amount for soldiers1 dependents. German Gunc Buiy. London, Sept. licavy guns u'Crc ncllvo early Hits mornlne on talli banks ol th'e river Scarpe. on tlic Arras (ront In France. Klelil Marshal Ilalg roporlej A Ger- man rsltfine parly ne.ir La Hassevllle was driven after a ahnrp fight Ia5l night wllli the Ilrlllsh. TJiD leit tif ihc statement issued today by the lirltlsll ivar office, aays: "A hostile raliline party Inat nlnht near IM RatsovllJe was driven off willi loss ivftcr a sliorl light. A (cw of our men nrc inlesing. "Ki.cmy'B artillery was'actlvc ear- ly IbJs morning on both bnnke of the Scariie and artillery activity also was Ehown durliiE the nifrnl. south ol Lens anit northeast of Fighting ear Verdun. Sept. of Verdun anil In the region of Fosses anfl Chau- inen Woods llic artillery duel was In- tensely ylolent last. nlgW, the French war 'office" announced today. Ger- mnn airplanes bombarded the camp of German prisoners neai- Lc Buc ITVO were killed. Germans Counter Attack. London, Scut. flghlln Ivas in progress all day soullr of the YpreS-ilcnin road.. Strong Ger man counlernllacks repulsed but fn one section Hie British advanced troops were compelled lo reaj: fillghllv, All positions captured Sepl. I'Olli retained, German! Lose Planet. Pnrls. on untb Bides Is very active along the whole GERMAN NOTE ARRIVES JUST IN TIME, TO PREVENT A WAR DECLARATION BEING PASSED London, Sept. dispatch from Buenos Aires U> Renter's says IliaL has received a note from Genmmy which hits given complete satis- to the Argentine government. Alsno [rohl, notably near Sonnejean Farm and in the Melons Cerny and Courcy German irenclies were penetrated near Beamejour, Durlne he lail ton days 15 German alrplartes ivere brought dovn, anil' 23 forced lo antl' In their own i'iamagtd condition. Airman Buty. ixmdon, Scnl. and a half Ions ot bombs dropped on Rouloia, Monln nnd Ledegben. sUtiODS. air- drome billets In the tlclnll) of I-llle. and masses of troops and transports on the Ypres-Meuln Road. Tan Ger- [iian airplanes brought down In fight- ing, eight olhcri hmufht down out or control. Situation With British Armies In Franco and nlElum, Sept. flihllBB developed duilnt last night at var- ious nnlnU along the new British I front eaal of Ypres as the reiull of ULTIMATUM SENT Aires, Sept. Argentine Government haa sent an ultimatum to term any, DECLARATION OF WAR POSTPONED. Buenos Aires, Sept. as the chamber of dep- uties preparing io vote on the question of breaking diplo- matic rtlatlgni with Germany, an official communication was re- ceived frem Berlin. The note dis- approved of the Idea exprawed by Von Luxburg regarding Ger- "cruiser warefare." The word "cruinr" Leaves doubt ts to whether Germany Intend! to modify her submarine campaign. However the declaration of war by Argentine on Germany has been postponed. BIG EXPLOSION GERMAN MINE, FIFTY KILLED. Amsterdam, Sept. apest. Sept. dle- patcnci printed In German newspapers arrlvlne hera loll 9f explosion in the Lubunz coal mines. Filly-nine per- sons vere killed and lifty-Ilve injured. several he ivy counler-attaeta. The enemy was thrown tack In moel places with levers losses. Gen erally speaking the situation remains unchanged, although there been sonic silent K I Tins and taking of more or leas unimportant posts along the line. London, TVIl Jlam, says a from Araaier- dam-to.Reuter's, ban ytalted the bat- t.eliclds" In' Inspected the tropa who ptrUc.pt.Ud tn the campalg.i In TraMJlrmnla and Ru- mania liT the'autumn of 1916. These IS EARLY PEACE Battle of Mrnnin Road Proves That German Army Is Deteriorating BRITISH DESTROYER SUNK BY SUBMARINE London, Sept. British destroyer has been lorpcdocd and sunk by a German suhmar- iuc hi tbe approaches lo the Chancel. There were fifty sur- vivors. Martial in Certain Provinc- es and Discontented Ollicers Are Replaced s London. Sept. Reutor's Ath- ene dispatch says that a royal decree hae been Issued proclaiming martial law In Iho provinces o[ Laconla, Ar- cadli and Larlssa. RepFice Disconlented Officers, I-ontJon, Sept. Greek go'vernment, accordieg to an AUione dispatch to Dculer's, has decided to replace dlsconlentetl alcl-de-camp who served ex-King Constantino and ho remained with King Alexander. troops are DOW on the Moldayla bit-iA. list of military and naval oCticers lie front. Adilreislng tlie trcups Em- peror William pointed; out (he world wide historical 1m port in ce econ- omically for the home lindi. The emperor 'concluded wllh the wu to con- tinue IL wan not the CHrman'e fault." been submitted to tie king from which to choose new members of hl3 start. fte. Benson ber of Men YVilh Units Get the M. C. That Pto. A.vBcnson., who Dnllsled llio second compiclo battery to leave Lcthbrlilgc has been wounded 1n tho roccnt tieliting la the Intimation received by tlic Ileralil today. He had transferred to tbe Infantry. Friends In the 'city have recently heard that Lieut. H. Mcl.ellsnd, -n-lio went lo the front with the artil- lery, nnd who has lately ticcn BerrlriR ivilh the aiitl-nlrcrart Buns, has been rromolcil (o the rank ot canlnln. Cajlmlly lists or a [cw rbys ago Licnt. If. P. Chown ivounden. Llc'ul. Chown Is a Winnipeg man who was with Hie 3Sth battery, later trans- ferring to the 30th ot Lelliuridge..He receli-ed HID Tnllllary cross recently. 1-lcul, N. V. Uuchinan, ot Kdmonton, who }Is nn officer In I.clhbridge'3 flrst .battery, i.nd who was recently roportert wounded, has also received Iho mill, tary cross, lie Is n BOH of Rev. T. C. of Kdmonton, and a cousin of W. A. Guchanan, MP. Humphrey Devd A. N. Humphrey, who went overseas n-llh Ibo 13tli.C.M.R., anil later trans- ferred lo tlie Princess Patricias, died Silver Mounting To a Gold Parity Toronto, wept. Mln- ing Corporallon of Canada on Saturday sold auncei of 'silver at and seven-Blx- teenthg, which is the highest price Ihe precious white metal haa aasnmed ilnce the early 'SO's, Banking InBWuliona In the oily are arranging with the government for new of ro 25 per cent, paper pieces. The 4 return ot "ahlDplaBlers" may be looked for shortly. Thin action on. the part of banks Is to indicate (hat bar silver will continue Its up- ward course lo an ounce, a parity with gold within a abort lime, and preparations lo fsfiue paper bills are apparent- ly being taken to meel the alt- 4 nation. 4 t of tubercaloala at Lake Ed- ward Sanitarium, Edvard, Que- bee, list month. He returned lo Can- ada last January. Before enllitlog he was employed In tfee cltr of nee. Illi father HTM In Bristol, land. Hanr Olennon Haraa, of'the 113th haltallon, la reportsd wounded, iccord Ing InCormatlon rwcritn6 the city. Hanna Declares Prices pf Flour and Bread to be Set Toronto, Scpl. Controller Tlnnna May slated in lin interview lhal prices of flour, broad hnd polfllots in Cnnndn be fixed in a short }imc, but just when fhc an- Bounccnicnl would ,bc marie he couldn't sny. 'Infonnution and slatislics. have been fathered that will rc- suli in the prices of Ihcsc regulated. In cns- cs (lie prices cnnno't he fixed an d Inc ptihlic wiJJ be Jnfornied why Ihis is so, Iii regard lo Ihc price of be of, Mr. HIII.HH pointed-oiil Iliis wits ;i ditlicnll tiling lo rcgii (nlc. The price of in Can- Ada is determined by llic price of beef in ICnjyland r Pctrograd, Sept. The democratic rongrcss, according to :he present program, will tic compos- ed of members, but demands to participate are arriving froDl many po lltlcnl orgnnlzRllDns throughout the country. As the organization commit- tee has decided lo glvo a small num- ber of scats tu renrcsentatlrea or pro fessional and industrial assoclaliona, the middle or property classes will not he altogether excluded. The over elrafnij mijdrilj' of tho members, however, represent the. neaainlrr H Is announced that the congress may open on September 26, a day later loan originally propoied. British Headquarters In France, Sept. battle of Menm road ias furnished furiiior evidence of thai leleriorntioh" In Ihc righting qualities winch has beep going on in the Ger- man lines Tor some time. It must, not be assumed from tills statement thet he. Germans are In n demoralized slate. Durlng-the Pasl few" days Ihcv lave preat deterrnination and skilfully bat they .ire not as good as they were.- if is significant, per- haps, that lie coBnler-attacVs deliver- ed by lie eiwmy on Ibe first were lacliinir the-intenilty or preytous coun- ier-attncks, althopgri thn Gcrmani iBd known pend- ing and had had time to prepare for eventualities. In" this connection a change has been noted In the altitude captured German officers, Apparently- no longer, have faith fn the future and'nave abandon ed hope of success in tbe western the tre. The thrng Ihey are-moat interest- ed in now Is peace. On (hi other hand, the morale ol tlie British troops has teen at so high a pitch as at present. Every- where along Ihe line one finds the e feling. The men are imbued the Idea that (hey have proved them selves stronger than their adversaries and they are filled with the determina lion to Bee the affair through, to (be Imish. The arrival ot the American troops in France has done much lo make eren stronger this confidence. Everywhere the ulrt timers at the front are (diking about their new allies from tha Ilnitec States and It la agreed thatlhe Amer lean will inako n mafmificent advant age lo Ihc fighting power of (ho allies It h reported that the Brlt.sh batta lions wliich-capturcd Shrewsbury for esL and Dulgar wood, to the east of Ihe former place In Thursday's drive, ex pcrlenced a new kind of German (right fulness. The advancing troops are said lo have been fired on with "flnmlng bullets.'1 Thcso bullets sel Ihe men's clothing afire and In several Instances according lo the account received here wounded men had lo be rolled In the mud hy their comrades lo extinguish. tho flames. LONG MOTOR TRIP, Prince Albtri, Suit., Sept. 11, Mitchell uf this city, accompanied by his wife Jnat completed a DUTCH SHIP DETAINED. Santos, DrnziL Sept. Dutch steamer Xeelandla, from Buenoa by motor cnr from Toronto ?la Chi- Aires lo Amsterdam, by way of New cago and Minneapolis to Princs Al-'Yurk, Is being detained here by Hi berl. He made llio Journey- In ;hlr-1 llrirlllnn nnthorilles at Ihc requei leen days. Jof the British legation at Rio Janeiro SMEDNG.NJ. G.N. W. Operators In Winnipeg Go Small Towns Are Isolated -Most Startling- Exposure ITnn Perfidy Yet Brought to Light Made Known at American Citizens Plots Deadly Plans of Aimed At. Washington. Sept. 23. The most i startling -exposure of German intrigue i in the Unlicd Slates tbut has been' made since (lie war began, well known men ivho claim American1 clttzenshlp and Involving a supreme court Justice In York city, was made last nlglit by ilic American com- mil ice of nubile iuCoimalion, The is part of a syeleroallc plan derided upon by the government to present lo the public the evidence of plots nnd inlrlgim against the Inter- est or the United Stales which have hecn traced to the German embassy. Those named in (he Information giv- en out last night as being connected (he plols Included: -Suprtnio Court Justice Daniel F. Cohalan, who In known as an anleul champion of the Irish cause; John Demy, editor ol the Gaelic American, a violent anIi-Brllish paper published In New York; Dr. Theo Otto, o[ Allcntoivn, Pa., who ia still jiracLIciiig and claims (o be an American citizen; George Silvester Vireck. cdllor of VJreck's Weakly; MnrruB Praun. editor of Fair Play, and political leader among (he Hungarians of lower Second avenue. New York; J. R G. Archibald, magazine HTlfsr, now said lo be in Washington and Edwin in Africa. niagnzlnc vrllor, to be Sept. operatora ol the Great Northwestern Tele Company went on tills momlnK at 10 o'clock. They are sup ported by the Between SO md 75 male and operators are affected in Including the operators at the grain exchange No Hopv From Government'. Toronto, Sept. 15.26 a.m. S J. Konenkamp, of Chicago, Internal lonal president of tlie Commercla Telsgraphers Union said tJ.era hie been nothing further Irom the BQT ernmeat lo justKy nny hope of s postponement of 4hc strike order al 11 a.m. "The only communication had from the department Mr. Konenhamp, "gave us nothing to present to the men ant In that regard Ihc situation la the lie yesterday afternoon when lie vole lor a strike today was Whin the. strike place many small centres will he cut off from telegraphic communication from Ihe outside world. In places where Ihe Grand Trunk and Cftntatan Xorthern Hallway handle connner- ctal builnens Ihe railroad men will de- IHB to handle Ihe G. Nr. business. Another lmporta.nl feature Is that Qreal Xorlliern linemen look after Grand Trunk wires, Broktr opsralorg are already re- fusing to handle quotations from G. y.'W. tickers. On Strike at Calgary. Calgary, Sept. six opera- Ion employed .here by the 0. X. W. Telegraph Company, went on strike this morning at 9 o'clock. In Bucharest Cohalan Bltmn England v York, Sept Coart. Justice Daniel Cobalan, of UiU last nigh I Issued a Jn reply to a reference to him contained In e.Tpose by the coramltUe on public In-, formation at Washington In regard to the German propaganda and plots In this country prior to Ihe break. I a dip- lomatic relations. Tbe statement said in part: "How much England has had to do with tho publication of the unilgned- stalnmeni of an unnamed third party on my alleged tlews I don't know. Bui I do not knovr and I cannot uudervLuui how my name was connected with any papery with Von Uel. I never heard of Ms existence untU tbe time of arrcil." Canada a Plot Objtct .Montreal, 3epL EpeolaJ to tKo Gazette from New York, sayi: "Canada was also Iho object of cltouH fntcrctt on ths part of Ger- many's In America, as was start finely proved la the plot to blow up the "Weliand Canal. "Another letter but not unj enterprise Canada ira.t tore- i by Von ]ge) because Ihe robin leer plotter old, 'though-he hart Ihe best of good will' and also be- cause of Ills known connection with the Gaelic-American antl the Indian i Washington, Kcirt. 23. How Oer-1 volutionlsts. Such is the endorsement many "shamefully abused'and exploit- upon a letter, signed only 'X1 who.thua d" the prelection of the United Stales by sccrelin? In Ihe German legation at Bucharest, alter the American govern- ment had taken chareo'of Germany's affairs at the Rumanian capital, tltles of powerful eiploeivcs for bomb plots end deadly microbes with In- structions for their use in destroying horses and cattle, was revealed today by Secretary of Slate Lansing. It was another ol the series or disclosures of German intrigue, made public without comment In same manner AS the Von Lux burg telegrams, which have brought Argentina on the, verge of war with Germany, the. Von Eckhardt letter from Mexico City, and the Von Herns tort! telegram asking- the Ger- man foreign office for'aufnorteallon (o spend SSDjQQO lo influence congress. sets forth his qualification! lor l Ing disorders in Quebec: 11 'As honorary president of the flnt independent club started in Montreal about the .time oi the Boai war, I am well knpjrn amonc the mitmhers and journallits In organlratlon. There IB now- In the pi ice erf the Iridepend- enfs a secret society bawd upon its princlules, aiminp at the total (ion of Canada from BrlUah em- pire. It Includes all the former mem- bers of the Independence club sod men high in Canadian political life. The' gdberenls are (he niosl part French and Irish Canadlano. 1 am In dalJj' connection irllh one of the lead-' Ing men In the separation movement Is a menter of the council of the province ot Qaebac.'" COAL FOR DUTCH Amsterdam, Sept. has reached an agreement with Great Bri- tain regarding tbe supply of coal, ac- cordlne tn the HandelsbUd. The news- paper. belleTei (he agreement was reached under certain conditions, the moflt Important ot whlch'Is that Dutch lonnkce ehtll be placed nl the dlapognl of tbfl Belflan tlelfcf Commlsalon. Will C P. R.Give Lethbridge New Depot? The Old Building Proves Quite, Inadequate Is Ihc C-P.Tl. free- anrt often there Is almost MS much ex- don here or an stntlon at; an ear.j- dale? numors to thai TlTecl have j Intent of Ute, but GfforLs on the part of (he Herald (o from offi- cial A.ourcQS, whether there any fa for the rumor hRTB prorwi fruKleaa. The reporl Is to the effftcl lhal tho tompiny Is findinj Its present depot Innderinaln lo acconirnovUle the eveT-growliif traffic thta point, and that plans for a new sta- tion, (o be bullion Flint Ave. 3. oppti- stle Gull Gardens, under constri- oralfon. The newidtifpii woulf. oc- cupy about (lie Mine location as the present ice house of the company. Whether or not there fs tnrthlng In the report, It fa quite true that tbe pre- sent depot Is Inadequate. In rto men', [s ft large enough to accommo- date the call upon H. Tho walling rooms are (oo small (o handle- the af- ternoon and night crowds when cngcr trftjns congregate. The room IB hot large enough lu care of the ordinary Haslnws, let an cxtrn The Express of- fice and wnrehute it much too press piled on Ihe sMewalX oulslile as there Is In the warehouse. And the general offices of the division In tho eecond' sloroy of Ihe building are loo (roMI ID accommoddle the thirty or more ofllckli and employees In com- fort. Thftrc Is sonio (a.k (hat Ihe prewnt do put may be enlarged, but whether this wlh lie done or n now. station bntlt remains lo be decided. The growth ot traffic on this dlTfsfon, cen- tering In been a rerelatfon lo the company since the d.Tlslon was created In August, 1914. It Is generally understood (hat ticket 0- WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Buenos Aires Sept, general strike on Meren Argen- tinian Ta.lwf.ya began at mid- ,night last nlgiit. WEATHER Low force Ml; Fjlr at the LGlhbrldgo oltlce are quite twice SB large ns Ihose of Medicine Hal, which has been a divisional point on (lie main line Tor many years. In. the null or of local passenger trains Lethhrldge stands neil lo Calvary In Ihe proYlnce, so far'.ag the C (a concerped. And with Ihe completion of the Ijcthbrldgo-Weyhurn lino, which Is receiving the attention of the High- er officials of the company Just at [he present rap men (here IB every reison lo believe that the com puny will rc-cs- Ubllati the Soo-SpoKano service. The Ulhbridge-Wcybuni Une will ftirnlah the shortest connecting link the com- pany has fls Soo In Mfn- nesota the Spokane-ln which la now n part of the Soo lino system of Int. C.P.R. It Is undertttwd thai (he citizens ot (hrongh the Bnrd of wJll mike tbe asicins ihat H glTen a new afalloa In keeping Ihe volume o( traffic (lone through the clly, and (hat (he company will, nt the same time, bt asXcd tu consider tho question of building a small, but un- (o-tUlo hotel for Ihc ?xcommodat.on ol Mammoth Organization to Provide Biff Reserre for the Allies ashington, and British officials are wording on a. program proridlng closer ecorio' co-opcrallon with a view lo unit Ing for war purposes Ibe entire re- sources ot the country and- Great Brl tain and her possessions. As court den LI a! agent of the Brllhh government. Viscount Rtadlnf, Lord "htcf Justice of Ennlaiid, Li'handllii negotiations here. While tretnendoui In Us acopfl, Lord Reading's mission here (s only parL.ol Ihe comprehen- sive Blructure ot unity or reaour which Great Britain Is building. The resources of all dominions and those ot all Ihe allies are to be lorm- ao far as possible, Into a compact whole providing a mammoth reserve on whfeh Ihc alHes may draw to, make more cRucLlve the war agtlnsL lommon foe, The progrem umler conslderallon IF the manufacture on a large jcale'.of munitions here for the allies. mil nil Ions requirements, how- ever, Torn. bnl a slight part of the to lal. Coal, cojjpcr, Iron and sleel, to6d- tuffs and clothing are .still needed In rpmeudoiis volumo. Co-ordinal Jon.ol these requirements I? one of the chief rcs iiiidor consideration In the pro- poged program. Ihe pabllc. Big Drop in Steel Price Sept jriccs agreed upon by the gov- inmicnt and producers wrre an- noujiccd lodoy as follows: Sleel bars at Pitlshurg and hicflgo ?2.90 per hundred- weight. The recent price was ?5.50. Other Prlcea Drop. Other prices agreed upon, all snb- iect to reTlilon January 1, ,but o become elfectlre Jmmedlalely fol- low; Iron ore, basis like porta, price agreed upon fa.05 ton, ho Coke, ConnellBTllle, price MTeed upon net ton, recent, price a ton; s reductionKO( per cent.; Sleet platen, buff Chlcaio and ritlaburg, price agreed upon per hundredweleht, recent til.00 per hundredweight, ft rMnc-- tJon of 70.6 copt. Iron, price kfTMd upon groan tan, recent groa ton, A reducllon ol cent, Sfecl bare, Plttflbork and Calcafo, basic price upon per huadrcdwpfjht, recent price himri red weight, A redaction of cent. ihapes, hauls Chicago and Pll.sburf, prlco agrcdd upon iiind red weight, recent price idredwelglit, a. reduction ot 50, per cent. i GERMANY ABANDONS PLANS FOB ALSACE LORRAINE Sept. Berlin correspondent of tbe RhelDlache Wntfaclliche ZeKnnn ot EiSCTI learns from "an well-In ionned" quarter that :he German goTernment has abandoned the Idea ol glflng Alaace-lxtrralne the ttaius of an inclepeDdevl federal atate. PREPARING TO ENFORCE ACT, Sept. mllliarr eerrlce council win tomorrow hold a, conference with the 0. 0. the rnrioua eaatem rnllltaty rliiitrida Administration of 'the millUry ser vice act will bo under 'dlecniloa. Ottawa, order Is ti pre- paration retinirlni all wholesale deal- ers In (nils yefetabhH tbranck- oat the Dominion ta reglater wtti UM food controller. There it' also tu paratlon a (drlber order which "rt-: quires that a statement ol all of apples from the fraK-frowtac Alatricti ahall be AlH with foot controller. The order COTCTI uaterci] loto for the 1J17 crof, t ;