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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta Famous Labor Leader Dies Allies Now Have Huge Supply of High Explosives to Continue Destruction of All Getman Defences London, Sept, 27.-H, is helmedin London that the new move m the west will again bring the [ace to face with the necessity of making a choice between, two fronts, as was the case earlier in the war. .Military writers point out that the Russians are now holding the Alls-I trians and Germans on a front ot 700 miles, while the presence of near- ly 2 strongly entrenched Ger- mans ha's [ailed to prevent an ad- vance in France. This, they .say must increase the perplexities o the German stall and act immediately on "any plans which may have hern form- ed for new_attacks in the south or south-east.'" Great Jubilation London, Sept. 27.-London received the news of successes of the allies on the western front early Sunday after- noon and 'It .spread rapidly by means iif extra editions ot newspapers in hotels 'clubs-ami was shown. In many .instances churches turned their evening servic- 'cs into meetings of thanksviging. Morning newspapers today emploj- eii the biggest type they have used iliirinis the war in tellmg of toe pro- gress of British and French troops. Editoriallv they greet the news with enthusiasm, and express relief lor the victories after months of waiting. Some of the newspapers evince grati- fication in view of the facl that they deem the sains of the allies as offset lo the week-end casualty lists they publish this' morning, giving the names of 103 officers and men who have been killed or wounded or are missing. Editorials announce the realization that tin: pushing forward of the Bnt- ish and French troops means further heavy losses, but all of the writers welcome the move, as proving thai the German front is not impregnable Hard Nut to Crack The London Times military corrcs pondent says the German strength tlic western front is estimated a about says "We have a hard nut to crack, that we have passsd to the offensive The German is on the ground in iron of us honeycombed' with trenches The Germans have all the best 01 the ground, masses of German troops which came into Flanders in the au- tumn of Iflll are still for the great- er part, on our front. We have no Aisne or Argonne, or Reuthe or Vos- ?es-no natural line of. defence m short to lighten our task. Scheldt and Mouse on our-front are. all torti- flert by. the enemy." Good Supply of Munitions London, Sept. 27. -.The Chronicle savs the British army in France has now an abundant supply of high ex- plosive shells and all. other .war mu- nitions. Hard Pressed London, Sept. 27.-The Daily Tele- graph's correspondent at Rotterdam asserts that the Germans are hard pressed on the western front.. He says even- available man in Belgium IS hcink thrown into the defence The German losses are described as fright- ful, and an endless procession of wounded is pouring into towns and villages behind the German lines. London, Sept. Kier- Hardie, the well-Known labor leader, died Sunday 1'.. a Glasgow nursing home-of pneumonia. James Kier-Hardie was chairman ot the Independent Labor party, and one ot the most outspoken critics in the British House of Commons. He was opposed to the war. He was a Scotch- man, andiwas born ill 1S56.' He work- ed in from hiB 7th to his 24th ho was elected seere tary of the Lanarkshire Miners' Un ion.: He first entered Parliament m 1802 hilt was defeated in 1SS5. H< was'returned again In 1900, and hai sat for Merthyr-Tyiivil since tha time. He bail engaged in newspapei was a frequent contribute: to magazines. GREEKS TAKE VESSELS FOR TRANSPORTS Sept. 27.-Major General Sir Sam Hughes stated again today that he had not received any advices which would indicate that Canadian Divisions took part in the successful British forward move, in northern France. The minister' pointed out that Canadians arc hclding British salient, at a point considerably far- ther north of the scene of the recent battle. While the salient is a most difficult part' of the battle line to hold it is not a place where an at- tack'would be pressed. The. British attack was directed against the Ger- man salient as being a most valuable place in their line. A small list of casualties had been received at the department which in- cludes the name of Col. Shannon of Prince Albert, who has been slightly wounded. The light list is a further indication that, the Canadians were not in I he big light, the casualties apparently beinR sustained In mnmc- tion with the daily task of holding trenches. Pirarus, Greece, Sept. 26, via Paris, Sept. Greek gov- ernment requisitioned twenty merchant vessels trans- portation of troops. 't ALL OF SIXTH BRIGADE IN FRANCE London, Sept. last of the Sixth Brigade have ar- irivcd in France. Sept. ,in a note couched in has asked the Sofia government for .an explanation of Bulgaria's military preparations, according to informa- tion reaching Ita'iy. The feeling of optimism in London is enhanced by the political effect which the.successes.of the Allies ap- pears to have had on the Balkan Dispatches, from Sofia indicate that Bulgarian diplomats are eager to con- vince the Allies that the mobilization of the army was not prompted by hostile motives. British Official "We captured the enemy's trenches on a front of over five miles, penetrating his lines, somli places for a distance of 4000 yards. The report of captures up to the present include about 2600 prisoners and nine guns, besides several machine nuns. "The British held on Sunday night, the ground gained oii Saturday." The British advance Is within one mile directly north of Lens, and threatens to outflank the German troops holding the town. The British navy did good work by attacking the Germans at Zee- brugge. French Official Paris, Sept. morning's French official statement says all gains in-.Champagne nave been maintained, and .further, lines of German' trenches-occupied, by the .'.Hies. The announcement also says that all gains in the Artois' region, in northwestern France, have been maintained. There is intense can- nonading between the Meuse and Moselle, and In Lorraine, on the part of both the Allies and Germans. The extension of 25 miles east from Foremost on tho new C.P.K. branch, has been completed, and the farmers are now ionding' wheat daily at the three points where stations have been established. Several cars have al- ready been shipped from The new extension was inspected Sunday by Grant Hall, second vice- president and general manager of western lines. Mr. Hal', returned late last night, and went east to Winnipeg He had with him several officials ot the company, including general sup erintendeut Cameron of Calgary, and Slllit. Walker of Letllbridse The most aggressive, recruiting cam- paign yet to be undertaken in Leth- was launched this morning by Major 'Morfitt of Calgary, who is re- cruiting for the 82nd Battalion, under Col. Lowrey, and who now holds the record for recruiting up. to date for the Major llorfitt has. opened head- Quarters in the old Lowes stand in the Balmoral is displaying attractive and striking posters of appeals to young men, He has Lieut. Taylor A M.C., with him. The re- cruiting will, he conducted for the an tire week liere. This morning nine made application and were accepted. On Saturday at Macleod twelve were secured. Major Morfitt expects a good enlistment here. Those Lethbridge men who eimst and who expect to make a claim on the Canadian Patriotic Fund, are rc- nuested to see Mrs. F. Colpman he fire leaving the city, in order tha' tho necessary arrangements can b made for them at once. Duty of People of To-day To lllphold the Hign Ideals of the Pioneers of the West "But of what use it this glorious, Lethbridge people to enjoy m man) Washington, D.C., Sept. Auitria has informally notified Ambaesador Penfield It will recall 'Or. Dumba, Austrian Am- bat'tad.or to thi United Stain, as nqueittd by Preiident WlUon. inheritance of tho magnificent north- west, bequeathed to US by the pioneers, if we are to degenerate, if honor and morality are to die, if the home It to bi dissolved by divorce, if corruption is to be rampant in the country, If our highest officials ire "to be con- victed of bribery and embezzlement, if we make no move diagnose and effect a cure of the national diseases which have developed, if we continue not to cherish the Ideals and the prin- ciples of our Thus did Rev. William Henry Shcr- a day. Rev. Mr. Shfran lectured on the pioneers nf the northwest. At the morning services of Wt. Patrick's he had spoken on Columbus. These two addresses were ol a 'most brilliant type, and could well have been listen- ed to with profit by every citizen of city! Vivid Word Pictures cv. Jlr. Sheran is' at present Western Canada, collecting historical records of the northwest, [or his col- lege in- England. The eminent Ice H.lirer, speaking on the pioneiri, oi tins vast western land, gifted as he is with the most cultured oratory, Germans, Dazed by Onslaught, Surrender in Whole the New Captured Ground is Held London, Sept. two (lays the French and British have gained greater-results than in the pro- ceeding twelve months of the fighting since the bat- tle of the Marue. AVith upward of. German prisoners ami something like 30 guns, without counting machine in their possession, and with a formidable breach in the German line, the Allies apparently have their long expected offensive movement well cr way. The advance has been general and its effect is emphasized in the fact that on the eastern substantial gain-is'recorded. Belgians Are Active The Belgians also a promiiient par! in the new offensive movement, their official an- nouncement reports the capture of a German.posl on the right bank of the Yser, with the consequent evacuation by the Teutons of adjoining- trenches. Prisoners London, Sept. British and French arm- ics in France and Flanders in the first two days o what looks to be the opening' of a "big havi Laken several large "nibbles" out of the Germai ines between Verdun and the Belgian coast, com pleting the progress by capturing unwound ed prisoners and trenches along a total front o about'twenty miles, driving their way through th German front for a distance of nearly three 1 large amount of war material has also been takei but has not yet been inventoried. The French re cord the taking of at least 24 field guns, while th British communique reports the capture of nin guns. Many machine guns arc among the booty c the Franco-British. At the same time British warships and Frenc and Belgian batteries bombarded German positioii on the coast between Zeebrugge and Neuport. The offensive which resulted in French and Bri tish victories began Saturday. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) Unemployment Situation is Greatly Improved Now, Says Canadian Minister of Labor HON. f. W. CROTHERS Thus did Rev. William Henry'Saner- pajnlej vjvjd and beautiful word pic- an. president of the Anglo-American turcs o( grcat Of the prim- literature, at Oxford, -Eng., ju of tlu, .redskin and his do conclude al. St. Patrick's elmrcli lail Of struggles'and ttials of evening, one of.the v j) evening,