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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME XI. LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1918 NUMBER 242 BULGARIAN SPLIT IN TWO "Over Crest, Going Downhill to Rhine" Generalissimo Foch in Optimistic Vein Various Factions of German House Believe It Was Not Equa to Serious Situation-Resignation May Be Expected- Von Payer and Freiburg May Go, Too. London; Sept. 25.-The speech of Count von Hertling, the German Imperial chancellor, delivered yesterday in the reichstag main committee, made an unfavorable impression upon the reichstag members, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam reports. The address is considered unequal to the gravity of the situation in that parliamentary body whose parties were to meet this morning to decide upon their attitude toward the chancellor. The. Berlin Lokal Anzeiger says It hears authoritatively that if Count von Hertling resigns, Vice-chancellor von Payer and Herr Freiburg, vice-president of the Prussian ministry of state, also will resign. Amsterdam, Sept. 25. - Germany maintains her readiness for peace de-epite repeated rejections of peace offers from the central powers, declared AMtniral Von Hintzo, the German foreign secretary, in addressing the reichstag main committee. Speaking on the recent Austrian peace proposal, Admiral Von Hintze said that the German government'.s attitude toward peace had been manifested to the whole world in repeated appeals,.- ------- "We maintain this appeal for peace, tour readiness for peace," he eontifl-' tied, "despite the partly jeering, partly ene^ripg rejections which we have experienced from our enemies. In this ive ar*i1n full accord with our allies." 'j'h.Q-loreign.;,8ecretary said that, af^ ."!5r*ttef.''p�Eip>tfs features, it had appeared to the German government .thai-it should not take any further fctfetWjvihvthis. direction and that a mo-meHFwVen llie nation's enemies "were Buffering from war psychosis and the intoxication of victory was not a suitable time for new appeals for peace. "The appeal, however, was made," jtlie secretary added. Chloroform From Hertling. Amsterdam, Sept. 25.-Count von tHertling, tRV German imperial chancellor, in'addressing the reichstag" main committee, complained of the lack of attention his acquiescence in the 14 points laid down by President Wilson as peace essentials had met Ifrom the American "executive. The chancellor asserted on February 22 of this year, he declared in the reichstag, his agreement in principle with the. possibility of discussing a general peace on the basis of the four points of President Wilson's message of February 2, but that President Wilson, neither at that time, ttov since, had taken any notice ,of the chancellor's declaration. Count von Hertling concluding by declaring that lie favored the formation of a league of nations, the promotion of universal, successive disarmament in equal proportions, (he estab-Jisbment of obligatory courts of arbitration, the freedom of the seas and Jhe protection of small nations. Expressing confidence pn Field Marshal Von Hindenburg and (5en. Lud-eudorff, the imperial chancellor in nddressing the reichstag main committee, said they would be equal to the Situation and that the allies' "premature cries of victory" will soon die s,wny. He continued: "Certainly the pure enthusiasm torhich characterized August, 1914, could not liist. but the Arm resolve to hold out till tbe end will, despite all vacillations and vicissitude*) continue. The people at home will not leave the p.rmy in the lurch just when everything 1b at stake. Prom the first day We waged the war as a war of defense.  Only to defend ouselves did we invade Belgium." Defends Action on Belgium In vigorously defending Germany's action toward Belgium, the imperial chancellor admitted that In invading Belgium, Germany transgressed the written law, but, he said: "As for individuals,' so is there also for states, another law. That is the law of self-defense." He repeated the German contention that there/were grounds for the fear that the enemy would invade Bel gium and referred to alleged proofs from Belgium archives of Belgium's dubious neutrality. He also alluded to offers of peace to Belgium before the invasion and again after the capture of Liege, which Belgium refused to entertain. On the Defense In all future fighting, both on the |Vwest and the east, the imperial etian cellor said, it would be solely a question of defense. He declared that the submarine warfare is slowly, but sure Iy, diminishing allied, tonnage. . "Above all," he said, "it is restricting the transportation of reinforcements of men and material from the United State*." In Sympathy With Calgary - Today WiM TelJ-^Accepl No * Freight For Calgary LATER Local freight handlers went on strike at noon today. Thirty men are affected, the yard office staff is also out; This adds eight more men to the list 6f strikers. Supt. MacKintoah is in Calgary. He will be back tonight and negotiations iooklng to a settlement will be opened. A strike of the- crew of the local C.P.R. freight sheds is imminent. a'# cording to the information gathered by the Herald in vallway circles this morning. , ' If the strike does develop, it will be called some time this afternoon, it is understood. The men here are considering o> strike in sympathy with the striking Calgary freight handlers who are demanding recognition of the union and also one of the amendments to the McAdoo award. The company, it is understood, has shown its willingness to grant the amendment but will not recognize tbs union. At the present time' no freight is being accepted nn Lethbridge for shipment to Calgary. A strike here would seriously tie up Lethb'ridge's wholesale business. About 30 men would be affected. In Calgary the yard office staff and the baggage checkers have gone out in sympathy with the freight handlers. London, Sept. 25.-Marshal Foch, commander-in-chief of the allied armies on the western front, who dislikes interviews and rarely grants one, received a few newspapermen at his headquarters on Tuesday. Among those received was the correspondent of the Telegraph, who thus records the marshal's brief utterances made in an ejacula-tory manner with the use of hardly any verbs: "The British army is bet- ter than ever. It fights better than ever. All. of its losses have been made good and it is a more splendid army than it has been before. "The Americans are splendid' and are wonderfully gallant in the field. Ten thousand fresh Americans arrive in France eve-ery day; "The French army is the same good old army that it was in 1914. No more is to be said." In discussing the gener- al situation, the marshal said: "The enemy is shaken up and shaken down, but is still holding out. You must not think that we shall get to the Rhine immediately. We have passed over the crest and are now going down hill. If we gather impetus as we go, like a rolling ball, so much the better." With a few cordial words the marshal then dismissed his interviewers and resumed his work on his maps. OFFICERS UNDER PROTECTION OF NORWAY London, Sept. 25.-A number of French and British officers have taken refuge in the American consulate at Moscow, which is under the protection of Norway, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph company. The Bolshevlki government has placed a guard around the building and has demanded the surrender of the officers and the consulate office. DISCIPLINES HEIR Amsterdam, Sept. 25.-Crown Princo Charles of Rumania has been punished by his father, a3 commander�Ia-ehlef of the- army,-with close confinement for 75 days for "transgression: of military' regulations," according to an official telegram from Jassay by way. of Berlin. The crown prince began his sentence yesterday. 'The validity of the actions , which led to his arrest will be investigated and such measures as are requirett'by the interest of the country and "the dynasty will be taken," the dispatch adds. Not of Royal Blood. iK London, Sept. 25.-Reports have been received here of the arrest of Crown'Prince-Charles of Roumenia^ It is believed here that the crown prince is being disciplined because, according to a report reaching, London, he went to Odessa about .Sept. 15 and without the sanction of the king, married Miss Zyzie Lambrino, a Roumanian, who has no claims of royal blood. ; YIT TO BE TOLD Seventh and Eighth Turk Armies We^e Destroyed Very Thoroughly BROUGHT DOWN 11 BALLOONS AND 3 PLANES With the American Army on the Lorraine Front, Sept. 24-(By ; the Associated Press).-The lac-: est aviation records show that none of the American aviators �have as yet equalled the record of the late Lieut. Luxbury with his 17 aerial victories. The latest man to be rated as an "ace," although as yet unofficially, is Lieut. Frank Luke, Jr., of Phoenix, Ariz. Although he is as yet credited with three victories, he will soon have at least six.more added to his score. During the operations around St. Mihiel alone he has brought down 11 German balloons and three airplanes. GRUESOME DISCOVERY. Quebec, Que., Sept. 24.,-Laborers On Saturday, discovered two human ftkulls and other hones near the old church at Lauzon. It is helieved they fire the skeletons of British soldiers nterred there some 200 years ago, for some time ago old time cannon boxes and other relics were found there. Miners and Owners Stand Pat flOW PARIS WILL BEAT HIGH; COSX OF LIVING Paris, Sept. 24.-Victor Boret, minister of provisions, will introduce a bill authorizing an advance by the government up to. 250,000,000 francs, (or the purpose of organizing co-operative restaurants and developing the existing communal and municipal eating; places. It will also provide tor tJie creation pr a central kitchen, where rations Will be prepared for all troops in. Paris. These are measures which M. Boret hopes will eradicate the increased cost of living and the present wastage pt food., ' Calgary, Sept. 25.-Whether the "bumps" in the Crows Nest mine which caused the miners there to go on strike for the principle of a single shift for eight hours, are caused by gas or mere settlement of. different strata overlying the nilnes. is one of the points over which the coal conference now in progress here has been hung up. The meeting this morning between F. J5. Harrison, government fair wage officer and assistant commissioner for the district, and Commissioner Armstrong with Hon. William Sloan, minister of mines tor British Columbia, was. attended by President Thomas Biggs of the United Mine Workers, Secretary Brown of the Bame organization, and two representatives of the men at Fernie. The government representatives are trying to reach "an amicable settlement, though both \the miners and the mine manager are obdurate. The miners 'stand pat oh '.the demand for a single shift on the ground,of safety and want the subject handled through the department or -nines, which is the reason why Hon. Mr. Sloan has been called in. A great mass, of documentary evidence has been submitted by both sides to sustain their'arguments, for and against, the theory, that the "bumps" which frightened the miners are caused by iU (M tti If. wn strata settlement. Mr-'. Harrison said that no compro: raise had been reached this morning and that another meeting will be held this afternoon. He denied that the conference bad discussed a report that the miners are demanding that the government, acting under the law governing the safety of mines, call out * all the men in this particular mine, with the alternative of a. general strike in the Fernie dfctrict, Thfe government' officials cling to the view that a satisfactory settlement can be reached without a strike and are bending every effort to get both sides together. ' London, Sept. 25.-Detailed reports of operations in Palestine are considerably behind events there. The latest reports from the accredited British correspondent a�mt from Nabulus on Monday emphasizes the astonishing thoroughness of the destruction, at -thejfTth and 8th Turkish armies. *{� '. .' "�*'"; Remnants of >these forces which succeeded in crossing tbe Jordan river-^are isolated and are 'being gathered in. "There has been no more complete victory in history," the correspondent says. "Groups of men have been found sitting under white flags awaiting the acceptance of their surrender." _ More than 260 guns were captured, vast quantities of ammunition are .lying everywhere, some munition depots, covering acres of ground. It is reported that if the Turks try to raise new armies to replace those destroyed they must call on'Germany to 'supply everything and every instrument of war, as the Turks manufacture only small arms munitions. The correspondent describes a remarkable spectacle around Balata. This area was strewn with wreckage of the retreat. Here alone the British captured 87 cannon, thousands of horse-drawn vehicles, hundreds of motor lorries and field kitchens, water carts and ajnass of other impedimenta. Much of the destruction was caused by airplanes, which swopped down upon the retreating columns and dropped bombs from a low altitude until the whole column became vast broken masses of Jmen. Many of those who escaped wounds or death fled to the hills, abandoning everything, only to bo captured by the cavalry, while others sought refuge in the British lines. SWEDISH GUNBOAT STRUCK MINE; SANK Copenhagen, Sept. 25. - The Swedish gunboat Geinhild has been sunk by striking a German mine in the Skaggsrack with the loss of the chief officer and 18 men, reports the correspondent of the Politlken at the Skaaw, the northernmost port of Denmark. Persistent rumors, he adds, are current at the Skaaw that another Swedish gunboat struck a mine a few days ago. and that a greater part of the crew were killed. ALLIES CAPTURE PRILEP: ARE (USE M Bulgars Fall Back on Veles in Precipitous Fashion-British and Greeks Advance Along Vardar River-British Capture 1,000 on West Front. Death .Occurred This Morning at St. Paul After Long; Illness SIR UP Announcement That Holland Will Open Economic Negotiations Seized by Huns GERMANS PROTEST TO SOVIETS Amsterdam, Sept. 24.-The German consul-general at Moscow, according to a Berlin dispatch, has protested to the Soviet government against the arrest of. a large number of German subjects and persons against whom there are no' adequate grounds for suspicion. Tbe consul-general, it is added, emphasized the case of two Poles who were under the protection of the eon-sulate, but were executed without #rs#�r identifies**^ _______�"' Amsterdam, Sept. 24.-It is semiofficially announced that the Dutch government has decided to resume economic negotiations with the entente governments. Gorman newspapers have seized upon this announcement as an occasion to warn the Dutch that they are in danger of losing the rest of their merchant tonnage to the entente. The Cologne Oazette says: "The Netherlands government will not yield unless it obtains guarantees that its Bl)ips. it sent out, will not. be seized in America, as were those taken there last March." It.is openly asserted by the Volks Zeitung of Cologne that seizure is the object of the entente governments and the.'newspapers speak of those governments' efforts to cause trouble between 'Germany and Holland over Dutch exports of foodstuffs. The American note to Holland relative to the taking, of Dutch;'lships bji the United States,..i8 calleS" by the Rltenlsche Westphaliau Gazette "a Austeri>iora oX, American Perfidy." I St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. LONDON, Sept. 25.-All along the 100-mile front In Macedonia from the region north of Monastir to Lake Doiran the entire entent armies have pressed further forward against the demoralized German and Bulgarian troops, whose reinforcements have not been able to stiffen the line for a face-about. North of Monastir, the important strategic post tion of Prilep has been occupied, thus giving control of the numerous' roads radiating from it to the French cavalry in the centre. The Serbians have pushed their wedge further between the enemy's western and eastern armies while on the extreme eastern flank the British and Greeks) have-advanced along both sides of the Vardar to depths averaging about ten miles over a front of 20 miles. Ncwhere are the entente commanders.1 permitting the Bulgarians and Germans to lose contact with the advancing troops, who are harassing them vigorously. So badly has the. 100-mile line been penetrated or battered that - ' direct calamity seemingly faces the enemy, unless the retreat Is greatly � hastened, unless the /enemy is fleet enough of foot to outdistance the, allies on the wings of the drive and reconstitute his front to the north,. with its centre resting possibly, on Uskub or thereabouts. Even. If such a movement is possible, doubtless it will be necessary for the. enemy to straighten his line westward through Albania to the Ardriatic. sea. f - ------:-:-:--O Ottawa,.Sept. 25.-The following are the western men and officers in today^ casualty list: ; Infantry Killed iu Action-Corp. G. Harrow, Calgary; A. Hardy, Prince Rupert, B. C; D. G. Golley, West Wingham, Alta.; D. Duguid, Vancouver; W. J. Mills, Edmonton; R. White, Prince Rupert, B.C. Artillery Died of Wounds-Sergt. E. Olsen, Victoria. .." Mounted Rifles Died-R. Graham, Vancouver. Railway Troops Killed in Action-Corp. A. P. Moor-house, Medicine Hat; G. E. Birch, Lynn Valley, B.C.; V. Morphy, Wes-terdale, Alta. Accidentally Killed-Corp.. C. E. Edwards, Vancouver. Died of Wounds-D. E. Simpson, Victoria. _ Died-J. White, Victoria. Died, Prisoner in Germany-Lieut. E. M. Chant, Oklahoma City, Okla. Prisonea of War-E. R. Munro, Edmonton. Wounded-E. R. Geddes, Magrath, Alta. London, Sept. 215.-The following Canadians have been awarded the Military Medal: (Privates, except where otherwise specified.) 657,054 Lance-Corp. H. V. Botterell, 690,106 M. L. Lutz, 736,025 Lance-Sergt. J. Bailey, 77,656 Corp. N. L. -Caldwell, 865,318 A. G. Elder, 15,373 Lance-Sergt. R. S. Graham, 1,000,371 W. H. Lobb, 1,000,202 Corp. D. Moore, 288.033 Actiug-Corp. ' N. W. -Pace, 1,000,990 V. Rogers, 754,946 R. C. Webster, 7;:fi,965 Corp; E. A, Bissell, 28,723 C. M. Dunlop, 234.906 Lan'ce-Corp. P. C. Kennedy, 129,271 Corp. C. Kilminster, 28,772 A. McMillan, 406,-368 F., T. Ore, A20.222. Sergt'. J. A. Ross. (All Manitoba regiments.) PTE. GRIST Telegraphic information this morning was received by the family to the -r- - i effect that Pte. Cyril John. Grist of founding of a. colony of 900 Catholic infantry had been wounded on f�rinBr� i, Mi����t" Sept i4tji and is now in the hospital. He is suffering from a gunshot wound in the left shoulder. The family resides at 1604 4th Ave. N. Pte. .Grist enlisted with ope of the later,Alberta units, - '� ''i-. farmers in western Minnesota. He became bishop in 1875. and archbishop in 1886. Celebrating his golden jubilee a few years ago, the priests of-his , diqoese: presented him with a purse or,1100,000,' ' ' - . ' CLOSING ON ST. QUENTIN. With the British Armjr in' France,1'Sept. 24.-Another Anglo-French assault was delivered v . agalrtst the GermanidefensesjSe-^ ' -fore" 8t. Quentin today. Reporti received up .to two o'clock^this, afternoon indicated that 'v announces. German troops last night coun-1 1 ter-attacked the British lines' above Gricourt, northwest of St... Quentin, where advances have rt� cently been scored by Field Mar>' shal Haig's troopsl The Brrtlitl', commander,""in'his official report"*: today, announces that these at- , tacks were repulsed. Heavy losses were inflicted on% the "Germans who delivered tha,'-.', several attacks.. British posts in, the region to the east of Arraa,*'.. near Sauchy-iCauchy, ware ala�' , attacked' and ' here alio' tha '-emy was driven off. The process of closing In on. St. Quentin was continued by ths British, who made progress In the v, Gricourt - neighborhood and alt$n , in the Selency region west of SfiW } Quentin. One thousand! prisoners'-were .captured in yesterday's op-1 eration particularly Quentin. around SL THE WEATHER : High....................I,?:;. Low ................ Forecast: Cloudy and �ool Jgcal showers, "- 5454 9 0985 3142 3337 ;