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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SfOLUMIv X. LKTlIimiDGK. ALHl-T.TA, WKDNKSDAY, SKl'TKMHKH 20, 1917 XUMBEK 243 ANOTHER AIR RAID ON LONDON-BIG PUSH AT YPRES KILLED IN BY Only Two Hun .Machines Gnl 1'asl London Air Defense Guns THRILLING SCRAP IN AIR Raiders Followed Same Course as Those of Monday When 15 Were Killed French Fitting Airplanes For Carrying Wounded Paris, Scjil. made on Salunliiy of :in iiirplmic lillcil stretchers lor cairyinn wuunilrd proved ly Siilisfnclory. Cliiissiiiug, of tin1 arniy uu'diciil service, jiiid Coiii.'l'eiu rcpri'senlcd wounded jiassengi'i's during a hvclve-muiiile lliylil, llic ctiniralriil lo a iil'tcen-niile journey. C.oip. Tclu declared that lliis form of Inmspm1! was far superior lo an aiiibnlancc of whicli lie had vivid recollections when wounded two years ago. Dr. removed a muffler from his head and nnfivilcncd straps during the flight. Ik; expressed the opinion lhal '.here would lie no necessary pain to a wounded the eiiiiilihrium of llic airplane is so perfect. The airplane was constructed liy the aeronautic service of the army, which hopes to use this form of transport for llic severely wounded, decluring lhal the nbscncc ol any jolting fully compensated the patient for any risks. For the second night In German airmen have raided the southeastern section of. Eng- land and reached London. Tuesday night's visit apparently was stag- ed earlier than the. one on Mon- day, but the Germans dtd not teed In penetrating to Lhe heut of city, being stopped on the out- ftlrts by Ihc'dcfeiislve forces. A of casualties are reported tc- have been caused by the few bombs which the Germans were able to drop. Latest reports on the raid of Monday night show 15 dead and 70 injured. Tvhe German airplanes Tuesday night followed the same course as raiders on Monday night, at- tempting ID r.pproach London through Kent and Esctx and up the course of the Thames. Llllle properly damage was done Mon- day night, British airmen and anti- aircraft guns of London's defenses making it too hot for the Ger- mans to Etay long. London, Sspt, persons were hilled, and sixteen injured In the southeastern outskirts of London in-lcst night's air raid. Little' Real Damage. area homh- In last.'nlBhia' air raid Inhab- ited chlcny'by Uic poorer classes, but nsMe from flie breaking of '.rlndows and slight damage lo three email Iramo houses there was no properly loss. The Zeppelin raid Tuesday rnornlng on itic YorkBliirc and Lin- colnshire coasts resulted In some properly damn go in one populous nrea on the coasi a number of aerial torpedoes fell, hut It Is ralher remarkable tlial no casualties of any RcrloNsricss were caused. It appears Ihat the raider got rid ol a largo cargo of bombs hastily sml nV-rnn- floni from a prcat height. The great- er number Tell harmlessly in fields.- German View Tuesday Raid. Berlin, SepL 24, vin A ll German official statement says: -''nn; HE SAID IT, Sept. spec- lal from Tlic Itaguo lo Ilio Montreal Gozctlo Bays: v rommcDllnR on Ilia German rcplv lo Hie pope, pernburc says In llic Hcrllner .Tnsc- blall: "I have no .reason to lircalj a luncc [or President H'ilson. nevedlieless I must remind my rcaiiera tllQL a lor- clgn polcnllato form? his judgment a Eovcrnmcnt primarily upon Ihc experience lia had bail ot lhal govern- mcnl's diplomacy. Anybody carcrully [olloived tlie acllona or German -dip- Inniacy towards America from November 1, 191C, to Kebru- v ary 1, 1017, lino-.vs thai I'rcsl- denl Wilson 1ms right eood grounds for his complatnls; v atncc Ihla German diplomacy was neillicr unambipious nor, clear." FUVELLE- Toronlo World Sayj Elettion Ten Weeks Hence Will Give PeoDle Chance MIDDLE OCT. Delay in Appointment of Mem- bers of Tribunals Cause of Postponement NAME TRIBUNALS BY OCT. 9 Full Understanding of Working of Acl lioards Working Million U.S. Troops Will Soon be in the Trenches Now York, Sept. Unit tlic United SUiles soon will have OIK- million iroops and Lhnl, if iicccssiiry, "America pirn and America will jml in double, Ivolilc or qua- druple tluU was rnaclu by T. P. O'Connor, llic Irisli lender, in on address in Hrouklyn last nighl. "America is as dclcrmincd lo accent none Inil a decisive ponce as she is to carry on the war vigorously to Mr. O'Connor siml. "fj is lo her strong right" arm lhal we must look for Uic decisive blow against llic central powers." Many Ships Ready, Too Washington, Sept. 26. -Within a little more than n year the United States will have an ocean going Heel of more Ihziii ships iiifgregnling tons, the shipping hoard an- nounced today in a slak-mcnl giving Hie details of the govern- ment's shipbuilding program. Would Even Contribute Share of Note to "Last night our aviators England. Ilombs were dropped on military buildings and warehouses In Ihc lieart "or London, nnd on Dover, Chatham nnd Slteeniess. Fires gave evidence of the elfccl. All tmr machines returned umlamaRcil. Dunkirk wns also attacked with I boinh3. i "The enemy tliJrtccn nlrplanc-E. Flral Ucnt. Schlclch won his 22nd Rnd 23rt1 aerial victories ana Lieut, Wucstlioff Ills 2Ial." Devoid of Truth, Lorilon, Sept. com- ment on the German communication follows: regard lo Ihc statement or the. enemy that U'o lost uilrleen alr- Mancs, wo arc authorized (o say that If It meant !o refer lo the enemy ratcl fln England, Ihc statement Is entirely devoid of truth." Only Two Penetrated London, Sept. French, commander of tho home dcTrncca, TO- jiorla-that the first Group of raiders which approached London last night wn9 driven hack hy gunfire, not moro than two penetrating the city's tic-' fences. Half an hour later tho second group of miners WHS rlrlrcn off while ippronchlDg London. Toronto, BcpL the cap- tion "Street scenes" Ihe Toronto World, edited oy W. P. McLean, Con- CGrvallvc M.P., for South York, says: "The Canari'lan electors are coming R general election ten weeks hence In no pleasant frame ot mind. Most of thorn have been sorely tried the war and Iho coat of. living, ol them will take R crac-V nl some one, especially a public man or official of'some kind, or a newspaper as a more or less appropriate head lo knock, and the government at Otla- iva be one of the outstanding marks. x "Sir Hohc-rt BoTdcn.vlll find It hard to carry Str Joseph Flavclle, the head of tho meat and provision trail o and lilgh prices In Canada, as chairman of the British munitions boaril; or W. J. Ilannti, the leading representative of the Standard Oil Company fit Canada, as food controller. The great American meat trust will BO with our people, our soldiers or their iVornanktnrt. Sir 1 London, Sept. has agreed to evacuate Belgium on certain conditions, it is declar- ed In official slate- menl, according lo a dispatch from Berne today given out by the wireless press. Germany, ft is stipulated, must have the right to develop her economic enterprises freely in Belgium, in Antwerp. This proposal was made In a supplementary note to the Vatf- can replying to the peace initia- tive of Pope Benedict. It was in the form of a verbal community tion made by Foreign Secretary Euehlsnann Le. the papal -nuncio at Munich, wherein the foreign secretary specified the condit- ions on which Germany was Ing to conclude peace on the of ttie evacuation of Bel- gium. A semi-official communication In .the German press In nxplanaUon of Ihc new (jorman jiroposala says thi government Intentionally avoided staling mbiie clearly the Conditions thus outlined. These conditions ore said to be compatible with dig- nity of Belgium. Germany mentioning Hie question of the throne, because" this was a Belgian domestic matter. Germany, the muiilcatlon says, will agree lo any fiovcrnnionl In Belgium which ac- cepts the conditions set forth. The nrlnclpRl question la how the guar- an Ices enumerated can he formulat- Ottawa. Sept. first call of men under the Military Service Act is delayed. It can.nct well now Lc Issued hofore the middle of OcloLcr, although every effort made to ovoid un necessary postponement. The diffi- culty has arisen In connection with the hoard of selection established (a choose one member of each tribunal throughout the Dominion. The board met again today but adjojrncd till Oc- tober 0 without having formally chos- en its appointees. Under tlie order-In- council will ell gave the board Its air thorlty It wns provided that all ap- pointments should be completed lo day. or tho minister of justice would lie emjiowored (o.fill all Ilio vacancies. Later the minister of justice unofficial ly apreed lo extend the time tin Sep tembor 30. Now, In view of the sftua Joseph can gland so can Mr. hut can the Borden govern- ment stand thcso two, irorthy as thoy may bo In some Toronto View Toronto, sept. Sir George Foeler'a pronouncement Mon- day nlghl, the says: "Sir Robert Dordcn has Tiot ahand- nncd hope of Including in his admin- istration representative of the war Jjlhcralfl. In any erept Ihe country will be divided nt tho polls helweefi tho Borden parly Mid the Lan party; thul fs tc between those who are Intent upon supporting the Canadians on the firing line and those who nre Jntenl. upon, parly politics ion, the lime limit will still further liave lo be extended as K IB realized that confusion would only be err; hy the department proceeding lo take over appointments. Saskatchewan-Members Absent The arose from (1 jscnce of the .Saskatchewan members of the board. There was also a poin raised In connection with Lhe list sub- mitted by Hie Manitoba ropjnbers no question was raised as lo th nominees on -the Manitoba membera to glvi the matter: further conaHeratlon arii arc returning to Winnipeg. There tin appointments made by .the Manltob ox PAOZ 4) Trains Being nun Today lly Sli- lilin- -Soldiers Fire on Strikers URUGUAY ABOUT TO BREAK MAY BE3 OR 4 YEARS flKYEI So Says Sir George Fosler In Troops Deciding Factor v victory over the central powers, will fiuenos Aires, Sept enttro Argentine army lias been summoned ID duly to aid Lhe government In at- Icmpllug to re-cslablish railroad Iraf- fic at present beld up by tlic slrlko- Thls actlou was (Iccidcd upon after the slrlkera failed lo accept an offer of fiovcrnniDnl arbitration. All trains wtll be run by tlie militia In Cordova strikers attacked convoyed train. Women, were placed In front of tbe crcvvd as a shield ivas BD ecliange of shots, ihreo persons'being'killed and ten wound- ed. Several serious clashes between troops and strikers are reported from other cities of the republic. Uruguay May Act Too, Montevideo, Uruguay, Soul. The Uruguayan confess has been called lo Saturday severing relations ivJtli Germanj' This action decided upon by Ihc guayan government as the result oi the steps taken by the Argentine Disorders In Argentina, Puenos Aires, Sepl. disorders occurred in'various parts of (fie capital today as the result 01 an ant J-Germ an and slrlke agitations. A3 an outcome ol the firing upnh, Ihc slreel cars b> strikers or sympathizers, an inapec lor was killed and several persons wounded- ,eet in special session on vole on Uic question of to give n. lhati any. such menuco as thut which 'threatened Germany in 191-1 would In future be excluded. of (rado and commerce, speaking be- fore the Grain Dealers National Assoc- iation convention here last night, "Perhaps in three and a half years, Belgium imifll undertake lo main- Perhaps in he snitl, when null- lain administrative separation ol the 1 Ions of men from the Uniletl Stales Flanders and Walloon districts In- occupy the trenches across In France traduced by Germany, Ihe verbal note I nnd strike, tbe blow which will crush ears, because this separallon corres- lionda to the wishes ot a he Relglan people and be nun tuiivir the autocracy for all lime Mien Ibc majority of hour of victory will sound because of Ger- [your fresh man power In thai tong many desires such on which for three years hns count of racial sympathy, saved the world from the soulllesa, conscienceless military domination or the Teuton." The Canadian mJnislcr pleaded for HOSPITAL SHIP ARRIVES Quebec, Sept. A large ship readied Quebec al ,rge hospital, lh dosest'cooperation and between Ticlwccn frotr.overseas with eight can fill CIS. ifv -i i.-n r.. it ff Stjti. L, Ma HI and, city proieculor, dreftilng the of the Vjncouver police force express- ed the opinion that the British Columbia prohibition act, which comes Into force on Monday next If an "alr-tlght" meaiure bated en all the ttrong points embodied In the other force In Can' and Includfnfl many arfditfon- I I Mayor MeBetth told the men Ihat they would receive his moit emphatic support In the en- forcement of the law. Chfef of pollct McRse declared that he would back up tvery man on the force In preventing of the prohibition act. VV, C. iht cr to administer the urged upon the mernben of the force that they tee to It that, while they dlrf allow iny evidence of Infringement to go until chal- lenged, they were cartful not to allow themitlvei to be utilised In any endeavor to the people revolt againtl the proviilont or the act. ROWELL IN CALGARYj UNIOrV GOVERNMENT? Calgary, Scpl, W. Ilowcllj leader 6f (hA urtarlo 1-lhfTAls, Is ftxpccted (he city ihla HfltriLOmi ar.d will cnflfcr lioro with SoultiB.rn Albcila l.lhorafft In regard 'to union governmont. _ POPE DENIES PEACE RUMOR. Home, fiopt. "Vail- can denies reports'that Pope Benedict Intends (o make [ira- posals for peace terms irivolv- Ing mediation by King fonao of Spain, f not r.ffnrd to lix the price nt less or m'jrp (hen you fix he cald. "We must go forward Ictl we go forward nol al nil. PLEADED GUILTY OF THEFT Winnipeg, Sept. W. J. Ilyalt. 'former chief clerk In Ihc city license department, pleaded guilty In police court todBV to the thclt'ot from Ihe city: Sentence will be Imposed Thursday. Liquor llyall'a ruin, "ACE" HIGH General Headquarters of Ihe French Army, Sept. Ihc .Associated Press) Thirty seven living French aviators aces had destroyed German airplanes In air coin b a I. Eleven oilier nces who have been killed account- ed (or 91 Germans, TlievJIal is headed by Captain GeorE11! Guytemer (since reported An'airman obtains the rank o[ ace when he has de- stroyed five enemies. The Hal ot German gees numbered of -whom 29 have been in the course ol righting tUe Franco-Drlllah rront. on Thursdays Big Drive Renewed This Morning Going With Success ATTACK STARTED AT Very Few Details Through Fighting on tht Verdun Front YORKTON.-SASK., MAN 15 BRIGADIER GENERAL Yorkton; Bask., Sept. I'awletl, who before Ihe war was en- gaged In the real estate nnd Insur- ance business here, and who overseas Tttth Ihe rank of major in charge of Yorklon's first continEcnt, ias qualliied for the rank of briga- dlcr-Renefal, nnrt will'shortly proceed lo France in -charge of an Imperial brigade, according to private anriccs which reached Yorklon yesterday. AS USUAL." 'Innipcg, SepL G. X. of- flclnls report "buslneES aa although brokers In the grain es- chnnge complain of Insufficient ser- vice. The aympalby o( the grain juifn Is Tvllh the operators, it !s s.'-Id, CENTRE 10 iHERE J __________-_z- For Southern Alberta Nine Cenlres In leod Another Centre Ottawa, board, centred hnro been authorized with a vleiv to securing the most ef- fective administration to the Military lary Service Acl. In all the larger cities and towns medical boards arc now al work examining men who wish f, Trndo bulIillnR laat was Infjjely allcndeil, and resulted In the old board of directors resigning, Iho npiioinl- men) fit nil (hose Allenrlanc-c al the meeting and a few o'.hcrK as members RUSH AT, MONTREAL. .Monlrcnl, Sopl, rush to he examined1 by the, medical boards continued lie re totlny. In three days 43D" men have epplM for examina- tion anil 35 per cent, have, been rc- Jgclcrt HS unfit for service. High Low WEATHER -Fair' and ccol, of the Lcthbrldgc Fftlr Board, find Ihi recommendation of fifteen men as the new board of directors. The olrj boarrl of directors whb will meet today lo complete the process of rc-'lfenlng ivlll f jrmalfy appoint the ncV board of di- rectors and everything will be on a sound footing membership of tho Lcth- bridge fair rxmrd Is composed of the Mlowtof: W- II. Kftlrneld, Wtyor iiarriie, Com. Frcemanr Ut M. Hatch, A, E. Humphries, W. II. TnWson. A, W. Williamson, J. W. AlcNicot, D. Whit- ney, II. Boyd, W. D. King, W. Ham- H. T. Jirfinner, John Home, O. li, Mtp. 0, P.. FIX FLOUR PIE? Ottawa, Sept. B. Witts, secretary of the Canadian Min- ers Association hat gone to Win- nipeg to situation regard- ing Ihe distribution of wheat be-" the grain men. Regulation of the price of flour Is1 one cf the questions now be- fore the fnod controller. Thli naturally follows the. fixing of the price of wheat. There wai a conference yesterday betwesn and of the millers but no definite act tort has been taken. ON TAOK LIFE TERM FOR SOUKHOM1LINOFF PetrogrRd, Sepl. Clen, SoulchomiUnoff, former min- ister of war, sentenced to hard labor for lite after COD- vlctton on Ihc charge of high t-Msory In (he court day, Madame Sonkhamllnolf was acmiltlcrl. Gcnerfll Spulthomllnoff was convJclftrt also on the thargp. of ahiiao of conflrtence nnd fruurl. i London, Sepi. Brit- ish made an allack Ihis morning on a wide Front in the Ypres rcj gion, Gootl progress is reported hy Ihe war office. The statement, follows: "We attacked on a wide front; on Ihc bnllle sector northeast and east of Yprcs at'lOioa Ihis morning. Our troops ported lo he making good Gain High Ground l London, Sept. their.1 new allack Ihis morning, the" 3rilish pushed back Ihc Ger- mans over the high ground east of Yprcs, Renter's correspondent at British headquarters Bombard Oittnd London, Sept. German nay- al base of Osleml, on the Belgian cbaat. was bombarded yesterday by British: naval forces. British aerial pa (rob over the- fleet eocountered six hoatjle alrnlanes and downed Iwo. On French Front Paris, Sepl: Inlonae artillery Sfihting occurred last nigbl on the Ver- dun front between Beaumont and Beg-j onvaus, tbe war office reports. French Official. Paris, Sept. clatccicat "Brief and violent artillery occurred on (he front in the' sector between Hurteblse ana Cra- onne. An enemy attack on our email posts north of Jouy was repulied. Our detachments penetrated the Ger-; man lines soulb. ot Cerny, northwntj ot BermericourL and In the pagnc near We brougbt back ten prisoners. "On Iho right bank of Lhe Meusa (Verdun front) artlllerj- flghlltis way Cuuiiijueci inlsnslty between Beaumont and Hesonvauz, "H Ja confirmed, the Interro- gation of that the irnltleBB attack rnatte by the Oermani against our positions north of Chaffrne Wood on September 24 cost them Tory heavy losses. The number of prli- oners left In our hands has reached 132, of whom four arc officers. "Everywhere else tlie nieat passed Nearly a Mile Deep, British Hendquartert and France, Bcpl, the As- sociated tlie northern half of (ho battle line to Inn ea-L of Ypres, where yield Marshal llalg re- sumed the offcnSiTO this the British liave advanced at nmncr-, oua places" for a' distance of from to yards. An early report which was somewhat ed that the. British Infantry was lighting along d Hno only a. tew. hun-' drcd yards Germans, are resisting ately and alone a some and yards astride lha Yprfts-Menln' road a tcrrllli; alruggle fa proceftd- The Hno of Hid battle la between points to-the east'of 31.. Julien and southwest of Qhelarelt. Tho Germana llreniy hare been out of Important posl- lonn. Tho British appear to bewn extremely successful throughout 'tbe northern half of aUa.ckH. news is aTallnblo.from the sector of Polj-Ron Wood.' Bad the south of thai forest; i The most Important points fnrolT- ed In today's tlghlltig .are the ly held elevations between the Yprei- [ioulera railways and the YpreB-Men-: In highway. Australian, Scottish and English Iroops we're today ptmifc-' .ml Into forblMen oonatrr orfF ground still sodden from among-concrete and redovbtJ, over elevations, through bits- ot woods choked wtth qnlck-flrers. Tiaey; tall of yet cor- er thcmaelres with glory- it seems LhaL mucri i fighting Is to follow. The Oen knew the attack was coming, and (heir recent, counler-attaclra- flltempls to fmslrftfe the British plans. They hive been brinitinpinp re- inforcements ioi Beicrtii the bailie which begin inls mom Ing. main efforts of the Germans today rtikt of tho offensive. ,V ;