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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ge Four THE LETHBRtDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1018 lltetbbribae t>eralfc * Xetbbr.oge, Hlberta " AIL.Y AND WKKKUV r>ir --- l*1 ' )*ra>prf�tor� and Publish*** fhll LHTHBRIDGE HIRALD MINT. INQ COMPANY, LIMITCC th Street South, Lothfcrlds* W. A. Buchanan TtMldtat and Managing Director Torrance - � Butlawa Masacw TBLF.PHONE* Oftloe .......... Offlc* .......v.. Subscription Rata*, flelivered, per w*�k .1* atly, dsllrared, per year .�...W.M by mail, per year ......14.M P�*Uy, by mall,, per year .....VLM Paekly, by mail, par year to TTA.��.9t Dates o( expiry of subscription* a�-dally on address label. Aooapt-i of papers ijtto. eapiraiifiai date la |NWr authority to continue the sua-...... ecrlptloD. 1- . ' '(THE PROGRESS [idf THE WAR. Another big offensive has been launched on the vest front, this time Klbetween Verdun and Rheims. The KlVrench and the Americans are parti-jijclpating and the evident desire is to discommode the German communica-.itions.further north in the rear of the �aHlndenburg line. At the time of writ-?|ng only meagre details had been received,- but the attack is being bailed [jln Paris as'being of the first impbit-ftpce.. It is likely that the success of |the American drive which wiped out :lhe St. Mihiel salient together with ;jhe slowing up of the allied advance '^on St Quentin and Cambrai is the ^Treason behind Marshal Focb's drive jfn the new sector. Up to Wednesday afternoon over '00,000 Turk "prisoners had been count-d, th,e result of Gen. Allenby's great rive in Palestine. Two other British lij&nd allied armies are operating to the !i,e)as't-"of -Gen. Allenby, and these-may ttfsobe heard from shortly. On the Macedonian front the advance of the Serbs and allies is prb-Jjlgrejfsing very rapidly and important ".Strategic points have been added to d list of captures. The situation ia fserious for the Bulgarians , that tiag Ferdinand has .asked von'JMack-asen to take cominand of theS"Bttl-, |;�Jarian forces in the hope of stopping ie' allied drive. The Serbian capital Mo be moved once more to Serbian jill, and that fact is bringing cheer to ftf Serbian people. ;'ilt is now reported that the Canadians are to Save 'a complete tank brigade of three battalions, 180 tanks. �Soi far the Canadians have never had I'-tank unit of their own, having to re-Jy Oil the Imperials. Tljis movje is in-jdjeative of the immense number of.. 3q�s now being used by the allies on Be.jwest, a fact which Js; causing.the liGertnans much worry.v IMPRESSIONS ADMINISTRATION IN ENGLAND We all remember the' complaints that were made about the great number of Canadians that were held in England. It was charged, and proba- t My at the time with a good deal of foundation, that the Canadian forces in England were overloaded with surplus officers and misfit men. The old battalion system was responsible. Battalions were raised all over the country with the expectation that officers and men would eventually reach France as a unit This system was abandoned because it-proved -to be unworkable. In the anxiety to fill up a battalion, men were accepted for service who were finally rejected by the -medical boards in.England. The innumerable officers could not find a place unless they reverted to lower rank. .That wis the situation two or more years ago, "What has happened since their? Gradually the officers, at least a host of tbem, were sent back to Canada and also thqusamls of the men unfit for service. In January. 1917, there were 57 battalions in England, but by the fifteenth of the same month this number had beqn reduced to 26 reserve battalions. A year late^r the reserve battaliohs numbered twenty and on J.nne first, of this year a further reduction was made to fifteen. At the -beginning of 1917 there were twelve brigade headquar: ters, but_now they have all been disbanded. Instead of twelve regimental depots, as existed "in January, 1917, there are now three group depots. It is not so long ago that it was charged that Canadian headquarters was overloaded with officers and men. On December 1, 1916, the headquarters stiff totalled 134 officers and 566 other ranks and civilians. On April 30, 1917, this staff had been cut down to 123 officers and 490 other ranks and civilians. On August 10 of this ye.ar the total-number of officers was 68 and other ranks and civilians 322. \ Now as to the camps. On Novem* ber 30, 1916, the officers totalled 252 and other' ranks and' civilians 744. ULGARS TAKEN BY SURPRISE SAL0NIK1 FRONT Watched Allied Preparations But Thought Attack Sure to Fail Parts, Sept. 25.-Preparations for the present great operations in Macedonia began in August, telegraphs the correspondent of thc Petit Parisien on the Saloniki front. Various circumstances preveuted Gen. Franchet D'Espery, the allied commander, from beginning his preparations early and quick work was imperative fox if the summer heat lingers along (he coast, the winter is often early and severe in the high mountain zone. The sector choeen for the attack lacked communication except the goat paths which were impracticable for artillery. A road was laid out from Polje to Pojar and Grevesta and Serbian engineers set to work vigorously long before the French troops, to whbm had been assigned the task of piercing the Bulgarian line, were in position. The allied staff established quarters on the ground and tackled the enormous task of preparation. The mountainous region from Do-bropolje to Koziak, the correspondent adds, is very wild and covered with low brush and dense forests interspersed with deep ravines, chasms and precipices. The Bulgarians thought themselves so safe from attack by reason of these natural difficulties that they did not attempt to interfere with allied preliminary work and contented themselves with merely reinforcing their line, the more easily to hurl the allies back. Little by little, as the road was built, guns were pushed up toward the front and huge ammunition dumps constructed. Heavy guns were hoisted into position at an altitude of 6060 feet. They were brought as far as possible .by tractors, then hauled by horses and mules and finally dragged into place by manpower. Soldiers of the signal detachments had to become Alpinists to lay their telegraph and telephone lines in this chajtn of rocks and trees. Bulgarians Vatehed all/these efforts and failed even to shell th'e allies occasionally. Mk Hanna :appeaTB: to us to be the best i cAioice^he ;government could make." : SpmeVMennonites declare- that: they ' -wlil,'ppt.register as citizens''of tie , iUitftetf(S|aies. . Then Mr. Pilling says ; thejr, wiil: //We �shall soon see - which .toiirlght.-.. / �^gyr what can we do with themiif [4hejj don't register? Hon. Mr. Gal-}der% declaration at Regina .that "they |aref subject to the U.S.-drkft is-'ill right, but if they won't register^ cpn-seq-ilently the United States .canjt get the^m, unless Canada goes out and ar-res^ji them and hands tbem oyer-to jUncle Sam. :" ' fcjince these people are_in Canada I^W-*hey baiireated like other Ameri-|eant>citlzeni^Js%bp..fail, to register? J:UmJer the i^y^nUmi'^th' the United IjBjtatea we can dtaft ;sucb .delinquents lintofour forces, as the United Statea ican'^bo with Canadian citizens across Ithe border. If the contention that is Inow^made'that the order-in-coimcil of |i,8(3iT means exemption of all Men-|nonites coming into Canada at that {timei and afterwards then these new ^citizens can claim exemption under |the law. These people may appear |very%simple, hut we have heard that Itheyv were wise enough- to-ascertain ihelr/standing in Canada under ,the idiilliry Service Act before they ;left the United. States, and they were as-Isured.!they"wer9, exempt from, service. Shpuld_this prove stq be the .^ase, t^ien it is a -fine mess. Parliament was led to believe when the military service atjt,-was-beiorer.itt tor: consideration, that the.. Mennonites .exempted were only those -who �ame in. to .the coun-�fry'in "1873! but-it is now maintained ihat the order-in-conncii of thatVear was a'wide-open affair-and any Men-nonite can -cl^im exemption under it. ; 'Whai is the government going to do about it, if that is^the case. "What it should do- at the  least, "is to pass an order^in-couhcll^llhiiting^ 'the exemption .clauses to 'psppie who came to the' country, prior tp.the passage of th-i M'^tajy Service. Act If this cannot be. .done, ,we will have on our harids;" thousands of people enjoying the protection of our laws, unwilling to 'fight or contribute but prepared to make all the money possible out of the war. That iB a rank injustice. Surely the war has taught us that we need to be more careful in the. selection of citizens, and1 yet we find coming to vis a band of people, who don't regard themselves as citizens at all. They create a little world of their own within another world and practically declare: we won't fight, we won't pay, but we will seil and get | the topmost, war prieee:----------......- Amsterdam, Sept. 28.-"We , have never concealed the fact," said Chancellor von Hertling. jn the course of his address, "that all thoughts of con quest were far from our minds. But how, do things stand on the opposite side? If one credited the utterances of the enemy, official and unofficial, they only de3ire to repel a Germany which in criminal arrogance isstriv-ing for world hegemony;.to fight for freedom and justice against German imperialism and Prussian militarism. "We know better. The-world war was prepared years ago by the. well known encircling policy of King Edward. In France, there arose extensive war Ifterature which referred to impending war with Germany. Austria-Hungary's influence in the" Balkans was to be eliminated. "The match was not put to the powder by the Prussian military party, but while the German emperor, up to the last moment, endeavored to maintain peace, the Russian military party put through mobilization against the will: of the weak czar and thereby made war unavoidable. "The official account of the Souk-homlinoff trial made this clear to everyone who desired to see. We can look calmly forward to the judgment of posterity. For the present, it Is true those who are in power in the enemy countries have succeeded by an unparalleled campaign of lies and calumny in obscuring the truth..Hatred has been raised against the central powers and particularly against Germany-a hatred which prevents all moderation and chokes off all just judgment. "You have all read Premior Glem-enceau's last speech, a speech which seemed, in its fanatical hatred '-and coarseness of mind displayed, to surpass anything hitherto achieved. But in America it found a many-voiced echo, as is proved by the pronouncements that are reaching onr ears from across the ocean. "The wildest war fury is at present raging in the United States. The people are intoxicated with the idea that America must bring the bleaBinga of modern kultur to the enslaved peoples of the central empires while at rthe same time they are rejoicing at .the many millions of dollars which Vthe war armaments are causing to flow into the pockets of the .businessmen. "Theory and�ra_�tlce are two dif-ferehrraiiigK e�z'ivtenie never tire Edmonton's phone system yielded a profit of over $3,600 in August. Tho owner of ,a motor hearse w,as fined for speeding on the highway near Toronto. �. W. J. Banting's store and residence at Bdgewood, B, C, was destroyed, by fire. Mrs. J. W. Ockley,, of Priddis, died very suddenly. She located in Calgary In 1883. Lieut. T. H. Broad, eon of Prof. W. T. Broad, formerly of Calgary, has been killed in action.  . � Many New York churches have decided to serve free Sunday morning breakfasts to men in uniform. Davidson & Smith, a large firm of grain dealers, have acquired the Winnipeg Telegram. Rev. Thomas Cowan, for the past five years.pastor of the Welland Baptist church, has received a call to Akron, New York. The necessity of a United Christian church as the basis of a lasting peace was urged by the Bishop of Oxford, preaching in New York. American soldiers may now select what books they care. to take overseas from the shelves of the American LibraTy Association. "Criminal of criminals, having violated all of the Commandmants," is the opinion of the Kaiser expressed by Rev. Dr. S. Edward Young, of Brooklyn. Mrs. Jlyron T. Herrick, of Cleveland, Ohio, wife of the, former United States ambassador to ' Fiance and Governor of Ohio, died at Bar Harbor, Me. John W. King of Bluevale, who was nominated on July 25'by the Liberals of North Huron to contest the bye-election for the legVslature, has tendered his resignation. R. R. Bangham, former Alderman and Street Commissioner of Windsor, who helped promote there the first electric street railway in Canada, is dead. Two men were fined $1,000 each and given tail terms alio, tiro others fined $300 each, and two motor cars were confiscated for bringing liquor into Canada at Niagara iTaUa. French: goveramenf|j*(ncials are s\i-pervislng the returi�i">f residents to Amiens, which was almost completely evaeuater^tef-?t�S&gnhan offensive last MjpNOi; ' Capt. Loo fables, yho'ie}the Director of Athhslics in TorontpShilltary district, is to go to Siberia with the Canadian Expedition in^a similar capacity. ' Rev. T. W. .Blatchf^la, superanu-. ated Methodist- ihinister, Iiistbw'el, Ont., has just lost a |econd. son in the war, Pte. Ewart Blatchford. The other-son; Capt/ Blatchfed.TWaa  killed in 1916. � Ji!i : It is announced that James -Carruth-ers had presented -the -western, hospital, Montreal, with $50400;': which added to-the $40,000 l-aiE^through.the personal efforts of JohtifGi Newman, vice-president of the hospital board, wiil place the institution on a sound financial basis. y His Excellency the!.Governor-General, attended St. Bartholomew's church at Bordeaux, Quebec, a week ago Sunday. He complied with the government's request regarding" the con-' servation of gr.soline hy walking the three miles from "Elmwood," Hhe summer residence of Lord \Atholstan, whose guest he was. Military authorities at London were .officially notified of two cases in which returned soldiers eloped ' with the wives of men who are their comrades. Pte. E. Joseph declares that his wife left with Pte. H. R. Johnson. He alleges that the elopers took his child, furniture and food, and that as a result he Is left homeless. Pte. W. Q. Bain, a returned man employed as a theater manager at Kitchener, has filed an allegation that hi3 wife eloped with Pte. Sydney South, a Dominion policeman, who was.' stationed for a time at Kitchener, and who was later transferred to Chatham. Mrs. Bain left three small children, her husband' reports. ; - Dr. R. dead. ; S. McAlpine, of Petrolea, is Dctrolt,_ Mich., Sept. 25.-A letter from Henry Ford, in .which he states that if elected United States senator in November he would not be bound by any political party, featured the opening of the Democratic state convention here today. Reading of the letter was one of the first formal acts of the -gathering. The only specific obligation or pledge involved in his acceptance of the nomination. Mr. Ford wrote, was to support President 'Wilson's war measures. He concluded by saying that he had not spent and,did not intend to spend a penny td^fnf ol#cted.. of condemning our march into Belgium, but/they pass over'fhe oppression of Greece and the enforced abdication of the king of Greece as If they- -were matters of cojirso." , Northern Alberta contributed over $14,000 to the K. ot C. hut campaign. Alberta's hail Insurance levy this year, la likely to. be considerably lower than last year. Ninety-nine per.cent, of the Americans registering at Calgary are farm-era. One of England's banks has since its formation in 1834, absorbed thirty-one other banks. Rev. John McRoble of Petrolea, who had been in the Presbyterian ministry for more than 60 years, is dead. J. O. Jenson, a wealthy Danish farmer of HardiBty, Alta., has enlisted for service In Siberia.  Flight Lieut. McLean Lord, son of Rev. C. S. Lord, Presbyterian minister at Feneleon Falls, Ont., was killed while flying in England. . Joseph Oliver, a former mayor of Toronto, ' has beeh elected' deputy grand sire of the Sovereign grand lodge^ot the I. O. O. F. out of a field of six candidates. Profe8�or G. H. Cutler, of the College of Agriculture of the University of Alb,erta, is leaving for Trail, B. C, to give expert opinion on the amount of damage that has been done to crops and vegetables from the tumes ot the Bmelter. The jolting of the tractor which Albert Hobbs of 515A Woodman Ave., Medicine Hat, wan- driving on a farm near. Seven Persons, discharged a .22 rifle he was carrying oa the machine, the bullet lodging in bis lungs. He was rushed to the Medicine Hat, general hospital, where he now lies In a precarious condition. Private Harold Peat, who spoke in Edmonton under the auspices of the Great War Veterans' association, made the announcement that within the next two or three months a cam-1 paign would be launched for the erec- died at his country home, . palmus ave,'Wlnflald, N.Y., where hl� father, S. 1. Sedgwick, 88 years oldl^awryUve* him. The elder man has lohg been known as an astronomer. The son, who was unmarried, was for some years counsel for the Northern Pacific railroad, and made his home in Tacoma, Wash. OF COMMERCE SR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., L1_D, D.CX. PrnkW K V. F.JONES, Ajt'iGen'l, Mtnaf* SR JOHN ATRD. Gencr�l Mtntger V. C BROWN. Sop'l of CeiUMl Winein Branch* CahtalPajd Up.115.000,000 j Reseuve Fund, . $13,500,000 PAYMENTS ABROAD If you wish to send money to anyone abroad and it is necessary that it should be received at once we shall be pleased to arrange the matter by cable. **w Lethbridge Branch - - - - - - R. T. Bryrnner, Manager Warner Branch J. H. S. Gordon, Manager Milk. River Branch ------ J. V. Steele, Manager Raise More Hogs Every Farmer realizes the profits in Bacon Hogs at present prices. The only question in his mind is, "Where, can I feet the money to bay brood bows and pigs to fatten ?" The Merchants Bank gladly makes loans to assist capable farmers in increasing their holdings of live stock. Talk it over with the Manager* TH? MERCHANTS BANK Head Office: Montreal. OF LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, MONARCH BRANCH, NOBLEFORD BRANCH. CANADA Establi.htflW*. R. J. DINNING, Majager. V. A. EBERLV, Acting Meqitfer. M. A. KILPATRICK, Aotinf Memfer. When you buy a leather ^ole you must take it as it comes-good or bad. When you buy Rinex you buy a sole that is built to give uniform wear and satisfaction. toughness gives a sole that is practically indestructible and adapted to milady's finest footwear, tq the heaviest working shoes or the laddies'.little shoes--it matters not what style or for what use. : Rinex is an "all year every purpose sole** - as serviceable in winter as in summer and', at all-times as waterproof as rubber. Rinex is resilient and full of lif?. It-makes "breaking-in" a faew pair of shoes unnecessary. It is a better and more economical sole than you have ever known. ' , ; ^ When you buy your next pair of shoes insist on Rinex. Get out the old shoes' and have your cobbler re-sole them with Rinex. �' It is made and guaranteed by  Canadian Consolidated Rubber . Co., Limited Head Office, Montreal. Dominion Rubber System Mcnufsclnrara of Marchuit'a Rubb�r� - -a perfect fit for every hoe. Dominion Tfre� . . -the food tlre�. Dominion Drugghta' Snndrtea -for every purpose. Daiainl.D Belling '' , -Hose and PacJcJn*. Dominion Rajoslcre -the Made-In-C�nada Raincoats. . Rinex la the nine W�h aUn-d�rd of gualllr > each or 'the above llnea. -J Western Branches : Winnipeg ' Edmonton Brandon . -Calg�ry 7 Regina ''LethKridge Saskatoon ^ Vancouver _ Victoria i,,�.^' II ;