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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcralcl VOLUME! X. ALBERTA TUliHSUAY. SKI'TKMUICK 27, 1917 NUMliER 214 BRITISH REACH ZONNEBEKE IN THEIR NEW DRIVE British Holding All Gains Against Hun Attacks Minister of Railways ani Can- als Decides Not to Retire From Public Life HON. FRANK COCHRANE. Colinlt, Oiil., Sept. Frank Cocliranc, minister of railways nut! (-an a Is, iins announced LhaL he hfl3 ac Brlllth FroAl fn France and Bel- glum, Sept. the Associat- ed British-are main- tJlnlnp thf new line strongly. Thr main battle today was In the neighborhood of Cameron House, south of the eastern extremity of Polygon Wood, where the trallant are preitlng tht Germans hard. The situation at a whole virtually unchanged. Northwest of Zonnebeke, heavy fighting contin- ue! In the region of the which domlnati a considerable ex- tent of territory. From the British standpoint, the situation resulting from the new offensive Is exceedingly satlifac- lory. Berlin Admits Retreat Berlin, Sept. forces fn llielr new offensive liave penetrated German positions' tiro-dilrds" ot a in Me several places. Fighllng Is continuing. British Official London, Sept. fighting yes. leixlay afternoon And evening along the front'of the DriLlsli attack on the Ypres sector vns exceedingly aays today's ofllHal statement. The Germans maUe four vain LCiualer-al- tarka In crcnt The anuouiu'cmeni follows: acouuts sboiv (hi- enemy Fpared no effort lo regain important ground cap: lured by us. The fighting on tliu bat- He front yesterday afternoon and even- ing was exceedingly severe. Del we en 4 p.m. and 7. four separate counter-j attacks were made In great strength] ugMnst our new front from Tower Hamlets to HID SI. JullcivCravcnslafcJ roaU." "The struggle was Hie most severe lei (he area south of Polygon where English. Scottish, Welsh and Australian troops defeated repealed attempts ol the tuoiiir to break into our iwsltlojis. The enemy's a Macks all were repulsed after, fierce fighting in which tho German losses from our artillery and infantry, tiro were ot- Lroinclr heavy. "Later In ihe evening tlic fighting gradually died flown, leaving our troops in possession o[ the ground they tad captured1 during the day." French Official Paris, Sept. German at- tacks aloug tho' were repulsed ihu French last night, ihe war office announces. The Germans sustained heavy losses. Over Six Mile Front I.xiDd'on, Sept. 2C. In ttie attack along a six mile Trout today the Brit- ish captured important positions j around Lower Hamlets, and strong n field1 works. German Terms Evacuation Belgium Part of Known Plot Washington, 5eptvji.Lr-AbcMi! two >ycchs ago the eloto UeparLmcnL worned ho.vsjiaper correspondents lliaL It had information showing that the German -government was about lo b'cgln a campaign with tho view to aenlfmcnt -In the allied countries, and parllcu.arly In Ilia ccpted an Invitation of the Temls- United Slates, in favor oC a peace taming Conscrvallres to again be-j which ivould hear lonlcally on Ger- nomc Ibclr candldale nt the coming flection. '.lie prcrcrrod, tc retiring Irbm life, TJU( felt It his iluly- to continue-while the war lasted.- many. Tills warning was recalled by [Iclals today when' Ihey read (he ap- parently Inspired presa dispatch (rom Uorne, Switzerland, (hat Herr Kuehl- Gerniin minisler lor foreljn -.Informed th'e." papsl nuncio to the court ot Bavaria at Munich thai lie German government would bo willing to conclude peace on the the restoration of Bel- Eluni. terms'allribuled Strike Unless Government Forces G.N.W. To Accept Findings CROTHERSySAYS ACT Toronto, Sftjil.- Chalr- Tnan G. R. Pawson ol tho Canadian Pa- cific railway operators salt! lliat If the report that tlic G. N'. W. were cmnloy- Ing United Slates operators and brintf- them to Montreal and. oilier titles Hun Submarine Manoeuvres In (he Baltic Prove Unsuccessful ATTACK RUSJANIAN FRONT In ihc Home dlspalch lo the foreign .retrograd. Sept ivar office minister aro more dcfintle than any'today. Issued the -folio whig statement: that the German govcrDmcul hither-' tlie region.o[ .Riga, south of to has sujgestcd In Us various "trial.- Pskoff high road near the Allachl Cas to sound peace sentiment, i tic, -enemy reconnollcrlnE artlllerj (Iierc is no Inclinallon In" diplomatic j wltfcli approached our lines were re- circles here to heed these latest Ger-pulsed. man overtures. Officials In Wash- and soulhweslern fronts: Jugton do not credit the mind c[ Fighting activities have been'limited German autocracy and particularly of Its diplomatic agent, wllh enough Intelligence lo .understand that the allies arc not lo be tooled ,liy any haff-way proposals lo even the funda- mentals of a peace conference. To those who understand the atti- tude of the allies, It Is regarded as out of the question Tor Uio govern- ments at war u-IUi .Germany to con- neni lo accept peace on-the .basis tho restoration of Belgium under tlie condlMons dulliiied in trie Deme dls- pa.lcti- to fusillades, "Hutumnian front: In the region south of Mory-Serell.-Onoudory, the enemy at five o'clock in the afternoon opened an intense artillery fire ivlth Iieavy and llint; fans. Towards six. o'clock he iindertbok an offensive In dense waves, was drlren out again our and the pos.Liou realorefl. "Baltic Sea: Since Seplember 14 enemy actlvily Prominent Vancouver People Figure in Tragedy in Hotel at Winnipeg BANK CLEARINGS JUMf. Bank clearing? lor the ending today topped Uic! mil- v. lion mark Indlcatfnt; that -Ihe Kraiu movement 13 having Its effect. TMs .week's, flgurea -v ff arc as" .against 1656V o- 472 for the corresponding month last year, an. increase of 5S per cent. Winnipeg, ScpL lying dead on her Led for three days, ivHh Government Intervention scema to' ho the defined nlm of the striking op- .RralorH ot the' Great Northwestern Telegraph comparij', says ,tho Crlobe today. A-communication from Iho de-, parlmenl of-labor ycstcrdny re- ceived by George Perry, general inauager of Ihc company, but hc'couM col make Its contents known lo Iho press. An Ottawa niceaage safe) that the mlnleler 'of labor "could shed no light on the altiullon." C rot hers to Force Company Ottawa, Onl., Kcrt. Jouronl- Prcsa-says today: "flon- T. W. Crotliers, mtnfster of Inbor, Intends to see that the QrcaL Northwestern Telegraph company ac- ccpls Ihc findings of the board of con- ciliation and thus end Ihc present elrlke. He will use Iho tig stick1 If necessary, nnd tie JIBS notified the scn- efel manager nT the company that.he must Jiaro a lelegram today htm that Iho award of the hoard has been accepted by Iho company or ho ;wlll tako action lo bring It lo time. He vrlll recorcr, police orittfalh stated formerly professor of literature In Sir Ion College, Iowa, Ule ol .Vancouver, Bald to a returned soldier In the army servlcft corpi, waa In room wh'cn the police arrived. Both his wrists had hecn 'slushed Tvtth the blade ot a safeLy razor, which waa In the bed under (ho body of his wife. He was -taken 'to Iho gen' ral hoapllal. One of the Hits a f lor noon (hat the, tragedy gave every Indication ot belns' u" suicide pact, but which one the' ahpi that hilled Mrs. MM her la noL clear, 1ml It la bellercd tbiL elie killed Jier- scir. Mather was a returned soldier. He had been al Ihc front add had return- ed lo Vancouver. Under liie new military seirlce -net It Rpp eared he wouM have lo serTe ngaln, This preyed on Ihe tnlnds .of .both. They evidently were greatly atlached to each other, Judilng by corretpond- en co found In their room In ihe hotel. Papers found In Ihfl room gave Iho the legislation docs nol police Ihe Information that Mather Jlsclf provide n machinery uniier wnich naa in aria a decUratfon of occomhig Ific mlnllscr of Tabor can acl directly, a-govcrnmenl has ivaya and means of InMnf nctlon lo hrlug nlxiut desired v rcftiills, On scvernl notable occnstons, Wr. Crolhc'rs hnn done BO effectively lo me IN mm Hun Prisoners Tunnelled From Internment Gump Outside Barbed Wire Fence Wednesday's Dig Rush. British Front In France acd Bcl- lum, Sept. ihc Once more Iho British MKliL- ig nmchitie his cruslicJ Us way iraugh llie'Ceruian trenches along lie Ypres Imdlcfront vvltli great auc- C5S. Tlic oflenslve lu the gray n of a inlety itiornlne, Itad by oou accomplished virtually all that at) iijaooed for K, and Ibis af- crnoon Ihe incn ol Australia, Kng- anJ and Scotland Were holding post- Ions which represented a gain of roui lo Jr30i) yards over a large art of the sector Involved. They had ccurcd tho vvhc-Jc of the Tower Main- ets rldfie, which ihc Germans had ought so bitterly to ret alp: Ihey vcrc clear of Ihe famous I'clyeon Vootl whose eastern slopes had been filed with Ltincrctc redoubts and shcllers; battled lalf way through onncbckc vlllago if immortal memory and north ol Iho fpres-Iloulcrs railway they lolJlog ruany (icrman ctrongbolds In he valley ol the Ilanebeek river According to Plan. The advance on 4he extrcir." was riot deep hut was In accord with tltc plau lo drive the Germans (ruin Tower Hamlets n'Jgc. Tho fighting here yesterday was continuous and sanguinary for the tier-mans kept throwing Infantry lu waves against rite Hrltlsli nosllJons. A (ol of British troops In llits sei-ior began the new push ihts morning under the of many hours battling against a de- teruilued foe, but they did Uielr work today and did It well. The fighting about Tower Ilamlels ivas very sev- ere and the Germans were alile to gel heavy machine fire on the British from positions to the south. Along the Menln road, the Urltlsh mado the slight advance called for under a withering machines gun and artillery fire. North ol tlie Yprcs- Alcnln road the line of advance swung out much further Into enemy territory- In order to occupy the Poly- gon Wood and other Important posts. (CONTINUED ox Pxca 4} What's Reason Grain Buyers Won't Pay the Fixed Prices BsanceB and submarine 'taangeu vres, In an endeavor to prevent ou vessels from approaching the Cour land coast. Near the Courlaad coas and in the I rlio channel -our lorped boats and submarines and .aerial fore cs nro preventing enemy, vessels [ron biilcrtng our waters. Enemy aclivlt; has-been observed recently on Lh Couflaud coast of Ihc Gulf of Higa, dur irit night searchlight rochets nn fire signals being observed. Our coast) defences in the Irbc channel were at- tacked by Zeppelins on the night ol September 25r nearly forty borahs be- ing dropped, cnimy airplanes have -been brought down in the region' ot Husla- tyn, while one KussiaiL niacnine was pul out of acllon. With burning liquid an enemv airplane set fire ID a Rus- sian canlivc balloon In the region of Baranovichi'. The occupants oC the ha.loDii rcachefl the ground safely with Ihclr parachutes. An enemy airplane and Us two occupants-has been cap- tured near KJIia In the regtou of the rnoulb of Ito Danube. Somewhere in the wheat mar. ket there is chaos but rro- borjy seems to be able to put hfs linger on the spot. .But the fact remains that outside the millers, who. have been anxious to pro- vide for their milling operations for some monthEj there are very "few buyers in the market, and wheat IE going begging for buy- ers at the fixed price of for No. 1 Northern, f.o.b. Fort Wil- liam. "We have been trying to find a buyer for our wheat for some lime without success'' said one of the laraett producers of wheat in Southern Alberta to The Her- ald today- "The buyers are not in tfii-fiejd at the price. They don't want it for the reason that, they they" can't sell tl. They tell me that the Canadian and "British governments never confirmed the price fixed by the grain control board, and the gov- ernment buyers are not in the markel. I am up In the air to know what to do." r. The Herald confirmed this from local circles this morning. Milters are the only buyers, and they are selling their elevators filled up. It Is known that one large milling concern yesterday ordered its agents to ship no more grain for the pres- ent. Vyhal is the reason the farmers cannot get the fixed 'price' for their product? Why is It that they have to let It go into Fort William and He there In One report Is that "something It going to drop" when the German reichalag meets 'again, and [a drop in the wheat price of 50 centE is predicted.-. Whether there [5 anything In thlt the Her- ald cannot cay, but certain It if that, without buyers at Fort Wil- liam the terminal elevators there will iaon choke up, _ and a congestion wHI "which may easily reiult in a big drop in price. In order. 1p keep the price up to the fixed level of, the wheat must be'cleared, from Fort William sent .across the Atlantic--where It ii .most needed.! To leave "it on this side would mean a glutted mar- ket and chaos In r London, Sept. 2G.- One or the nioat daring escapes From internment camp a was offerleJ yesterday at Kegworth, Xottrnghnm. Twenty-two German nri- aoners, Including Captain Miillcr, who com in antic il (he cruiser Kmrfcif disap- a luncl eitemllnfc from a hut In the cam (i to a point outside MIG Imbed wire fence.- Ilo'yr Ilic tun- nel was due Js a mystciy. of Hie prisoners wore recaptured, including Csplaiii .Muller and Meul... ThcJan, The latter matte three capes. Wllh LIcul. of Ilio rocRptiircd prisoners, ho, fled Irom ihc rlDlnnllon Larrapks Hi ChelmS- tord last May. made dujniny locks ot cnrboard, them for ihe locka on the cell doors. lo deceive the sentry were made from bedclothes.and Bom'o of their own gormenls. To make Lliese figures the more realistic, they were with shocks of'hatr Crum the tiifiltrcsscs. A Urlllah citizen In Portland, Oregon, In 1915. The Milkers' niivrlpge harl been portormcd lo Vancouver 1014. In a drawer In (ho Dreiser of their former room at Broadway Court, was ,_ 13 tho duly ot the company accept the hwnnl whether Ihcy like It lound a box of soft nosed ASJ carlrtd-. or lo the geveTal were mlBBlnr tho gun 'Tho net provides that Ihchvas an aulomallc. One of the live mnJorJly award Js lire award.' iliullcls the clip wai capable txprcascd Indignation at tho Idea of tliclr refusing to Accept Iho award, and mentioned that lie was In- flfillng In this an In nil other CRBCS that Iho Award should bo carried out nnd Rdoplcd, "Mr. Crotherfl slfltcd thai ho had had good, deal ot trouble on previ- ous occasions with the CanailUn Nor- thern express very much cnthunlasra foMhc way In which Ihe company was using Its men.' 'Tho' company I am en- tho anlc! (hn mtnfs- for'of '1 am Mmiily.encourag- ing the men (p gel what (hey nro en- titled to get, Tlio award la vory moderate. Tho irjcn tlon't get nil Uoy aik Ing Or. Gordon Bell, provlrictil bflcter- loIogerlRt, if, holding a poat morlr-iu on Mrs. M alder's body'.this afternoon al Thompson's Undftlaklnp rooms, 'FRISCO STRlKt ftETTLEO San Franclgco, Cftl., Sept. 'Tho Blrlko of (ron workers and other mechanics In Ihn San Francfoco Bay' region was R6ttl4d al a met Ing of (he Iron trades council h'ere. _ yesterday, -ac- Cordfng to en offlcltl statement issued by the council. Thft ulrlko h'na tied up irajrk for len d gOTornmonl'A on of the cpntrncU. ca tn wage 3 "eranlcd lo (lie AIUED mm British Front In antf Belgium, Sept. ihe loclated rldije. which the fighting (9 how In pro- gress Ii vlrtunllx all that the aUlei from plains of Flandert. Although the.''cffltlAl German -cemmunkatloni -'lately claiming or the advances made, the desperate of Ihe It 3fi JndJdatlori of the'aignlficince of }he rec- ent Jlllcd gains, perm .in offf- cera taken prisoner of far their eountfy, Pie. Jas. Coffay and Pie, George Lay Down Their Lives For the Cause This morning brought word ot.Uic ilcath In action or Iwo LelhbrJdgc men. J. George who enlisted here with n r.ethbrldge Highland regi- ment, lias phid the supremo, sacrifice. WATEKOTLAIE RequestAIade by Ihe Board of TradeHo C.P.R. on Dehalf of Farmers nepreserilRtion lias been made lo Ihe C. P. U. irrigation department by (tic Board of TrajlB UmL, oiving lo the dry summer.aniJ late rtill .Irrlsa- llon bo alloyrei! lo How longer Ihnn usual Io-orcler jtliat fanners may mil crop. A lelegram was sent to I1; Xalsmlth, TiJanager or Ilio departmonl natural reBourccs yesterday as follows: There is gcndrJll desire Ihrongh the J.eihbTlflge Irrigation District lliat your ue reciuest- M to conllnue-Iho'flow of Irrigation iraler beyond usual time tills year because Ihe season lijs been dry nnd larrners .want, to tall lands for Increased "grain, crops next year. Also several farmers newly settled tills year liaye not had time lo pro- vide reservoirs lor Ibolr livestock O. R. Jiarnoch, President, Lcthbrlrtge Ooard of Trade. 'onvenlion Op posilion on Part of Liberals Hut No Organization DR- MICHAEL CLARK. Bed Deer, Alia., Sept.' hhig Is very uncertain as to (he outcome of the Liberal nomination nicltng lo held, here to Jay. .Dr. Clark will be present, and It seems about even chances tlrat lio will ba nominated, tic will probably accept (he nomination It it is tendered him. There are, many Liberals In rldlne who arc not disposed to sup- port Dr. Clark, bul there is no united opposillon to htm. Some ot .the Llb< southern part ot trie rid- IBS are disposed lo support '..them as. Thos. McKerricher of OlJl. -.-Tnf nnisfa'l Liberals nre talking ol H. W. -Wood, president Ihe U. F. A. In Red Deer, there is Eoroe mention ol G. ,Vir. Smith, mayor or the In Ihe Iurlliej_norllv llie.'nauief-oE: Puller la alEO mentioned, Ho enllslerl shortly before tlie Kllttts Comraenline lo Ihe Herald today on crossed overseas. Pie. George was B ihls message, Pros. Jlarnoth said ho single man an! a laborer before en- j had approached the Natural Resources listing. .Pte. Jnmcs CoITay has also palfl Controller Hanna Canad Will Have Surplus and Must Waste None OLlawa, Serl W. J. Han- na. food controller, has received a re- port from tho chairman of-the fruit and vegetables committee recommend-, Ing that potatoes In Que- bec for the production of these two provinces he sold at no jhlgher than 91.25 per bag after October must he no hoarding of pota- toes this declared Sir, Hanna. "We muKl hear of no more of specula- tors hoarding enrloada of potatoes on railway sidings lo freeze to re- duce the supply of.footl in Ihe country and enhance the market value ol the remnlnln? supply. Such an, aclJon should he madc'a criminal offence." 31r. Hnnna went OD lo say that the Canadian potato would probably million hushels greater llian last year 'anil that there would prob- ably be a surplus or abouMen million The problem, lie Ays, Is not how lo economize tho supply of poto- oes, how to Increase tho conaump- 'lon 3D thai nDDc'lvilll be Movement From States Heariei ...Since Uncle Sam Went V "Into the War ALBERTA GETTING i department again this year on (his Ihe subject ol extending Ihe period for supreme sacrince on Ihe lialtlelleld. carrying water In. Ihe with Tie. Coftay enlisted In a Calgary regi- 1 some diffidence; Ihcrc are nlwars Tnent years ago with his brother, (Cw turners who want Iho lime Th'omaB L'ofTay, Jlrs. Thos. CorTny, Til Icmlcrt, and they are perhaps lo 12lti 3t A. S., Ihts morning received I rorgef lliat the gnneral Intercsts.'ol Ilic word of her brolhcr-ln-law's death, wbolo 6f Iho irrigation" farmers nfn In- Mrs. Con'ay- has ft son In training In Scotland. Ptc. Con'ay was killed by n shell. Pte. Thoa. Coffny has been in Hie trenches for H months, REAPPOINT GENERAL KALEDINES Novo Trchnsko, Huesia, Sept. The military the Don Coasnckfl has decided.upon Immediate rcjtripolnlmenl lo offlco of General llio'maln canals must receive attention hcforo winter sets In If Itiey are to to kept In proper re- pair so that every Irrfeatcd farm may be enaured'of a regular suypir oE wa- ter through the_nitmmcr. However, .tho Irrigation officers of the Canadian P.lclPc rnilniay, with Ihclr customary codrtesy, have agreed to run the wafer (or a fow (lays beyond Kaledtnca, Ihe HcLninn ol (ho Don Co3- Seplembcr 39, the usnnl (Into for sacks, ivho offered his rcaJgnadon a.tfng" riqwii; (hoso farmers who have Baked for thlfl their operations as Quickly as thoy can, week ako In1 vlpw o( differences wllh Premier Kercnaky. MANV. ARE FIT Reglna, Sask., Sepl. five1 per ot (ho men presenting IhemRClves before Ibe medical hoards here arc being graded as fit for arer- scae 'Service. WEATHER-'.J High tow Fair and cool. ENVIS PASHA AT BE3UN. Arristerdtni, Sept, Uerlln dfspalch ens (list Envlr PsYns, Turkish war rnlrilstcr, arrived at GoVman on Tuesday evening accompanied by n largo mill- lary conferred with KleW arshal Von Illndenburg pollllcal questions am) jlor ConitapVMplo lhat evening, RUSSIAN 'CAPITAL TO MOSCOW Pclrogrnd, Sept. Although, there are no signs of panic among tho pofl- uln'.lon nnd Ihcro are ImllcaUonc ol returning confidence, the partial eirac- nation of I'clfograd It proceeding .ir- respective of ivhclhcr Bovcrnraeot will be transferred lo Moscow or Otlawa, Sept. 27. of settlers from lie Itate: U. he Canadian irest conllnnM to be o! considerable volume, according to th< ilntemont ol officials of Ihe Domln. Ion Immigration department; Thi enlry' of Ihe Unlled Stales Into war and the adoption of the selective draft system bus not aftecled. eml. grallon lo Ihe west provinces. This, It Is explained, is.dno UrtbB'fact that the large majority of those .-who seek homes in Canada are farmers above 'the military age wllh children too young to affected by the conscription law. Since th; Unlled. Slates came Into the war, tbRre has been an Increased rather than a decreased movement Into Can- ada.1 When the United States was at peace there existed a natural dtshv cllnallon on the part of manr Deo'pie lo go lo a country at war. This tan- dlcap, In so fnr as Canada Is concern- ed, has now been removed. The great majority sqf Ihc :lld saJd, buy farms In Saskatchewan and AlMrii but R few go to older province ol ManltoDSr FRENCH PASS APPROPRIATION FOR Paris, Sept. The'' chnniher ol deputies fonlfn I passed the" apprap rlitlon bill for the last quarter ot thi year br a vole ot 480 to 4. palls for Ir'ahcs. Italians Occupy the Entire Bainsizza Plateau Stpl. troops Jiavc completed (heir occupation of the entire feainsizza platcnuwliich is now firmly in Itnlian bands, says an otlicial dispatch from Rome, Tlic troops nrC'ionsolidaling positions lately won and the principal oll'cnsivc. activity '.al'present, is by Tlalian ai'rpfanes scouting over Ihc Austrian lines and bombarding dcpoti and coliiinns of troops. It is Irfc opinion Knlinn ofRcial? here thai the (nans arc trying lo fortify their lines so iis'tb have gotxi winter (mnrlcrs Ijy.llic liijie Ilic snow interferes nclivd o' ;