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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUUDAY..SKPTKMHKW au. mi last Night's Air Raid Demon struted Efficiency of (he Air Defences TWO OF ENEMY MACHINES DOWNED British Loss in September London, Sept. Cas- ualties reported during the month o( September total divided follow: Officeri killed or died or wound! 6M; men Offic- ers wounded or missing men, Severe Fighting The severity of the fightlug In which Hie Urltlih have been engaged during September Is Indicated not only by the lotal casualties ot more than but by comparison with Hie August Jig urea which were Casualties In sonic ot tho laic Aup ust fighting Flanders aro naturally In eluded In tho Sculcniucr total, but tin may well be offset by late Septembe casualties not reported III lime to b London. Sept. German last Mrnlanci which look part night's raid over the southeast coast Casilclluca nub covered In the figures announced to day The lotal compares favorabl) however, wllh the figures (or Septcn jbor, 1010, the lliird month of.lhc ba 1C ot Uie Somnic, when Uie casualtle of Fngland were brought down, it announced officially. No casualties were caused by Iho raid. Raided Kent. London, Sept. A telegram from Kent, retcfring to last night's air raid says Hint three squadrons suc- cessfully crossed the coast, Hying well below thick black clouds which obscured the nearly lull moon. The invaders r.iet with a hot reception from the anti-aircraft guns. Never- theless, the flrsl section managed lo elude tlie shells and steered in the direction ot (deleted) when loud ex- plosions o! bombs were sow heard. were SEND LAFPLLEnt G.N.W; STRIKE Crack I'ilols of Hun Air Service Mitke Ullle Headway Against Our Own Men CANADIANS WRING DOWN MACHINES Ottawa, Sept. Great I Northwestern Telegraph Company ua accepted, me award made by the mjorlty ol Uie board ot conciliation nd the strike may bo considered over. An official statement Issued by tho minister this nfter- uoon reads: "A conference was held Ibis morn- ng between' represenlatives of tho Great Jvorlhwestern Telegraph Com- lauy and of Ilia government, when :be company the urgent request of Ibe government, cgreed to accept the awird made by a majority of the board ot conciliation. The members of the government present felt strongly that, especially In view of UlrUCUUIL UL plosions of bombs were soon heard. T tfd Describes LafolleKc As The second section also passed me gunfire In Hie same Tlie j JIost SimsUf Elteniy Ol itilrd squadron Is believed lo have Democracy been driven seaward. Tho telegram adds that bombs were dropped nt two places. Another dispatch describes a Email squadron of rahlers as golllE toward London and returning appar- ent one by one. A telegram from Jissex says Ihil two 'bombs were dropped in that district. Successful Defence. i The successful opcrallon of Ihe ncrlal defences In Hie frus- tration ot thrco altempls of German raiders lo reach, London last night nnd tho destruction least two -Gollias'on tlio coast lead to the hope tlml means have been found to deal with moonlight visitors' as Hie -Zen MAY EXPEL HIM Washington, Sent. com- mimlcallon from the governor of Minnesota and the jtaie public commission requesting-the expul- sion from the senate of Senator Lsfolletle of was pre. senled In the senate loday by .Senator Kellog of.Minnesota and referred by Viee-Preildent Mar- shall to the senate privileges and elections committee; Fierce. De'nunciitlon. (Dy llio Canadian Overseas Candlau Army Headquarters, "Sept effectiveness'of the. gunfire at German working pottle? on thej Merlcourt line, the firing being guided hy airplane and balloon observers, led to dramatic attacks last night. Tho first came shortly after five o'clock when an enemy air man sud- denly darted out from among fleecy clouds in Ihc upper air and directed a burst ol machine gun fire upon n bol- loon, Ihe occupant ot which was siiot- llng for our guns nt great altitude. The explosive bullcls used set the balloon on fire. The observer unhooked hla parachulo and Jumped clear. The anti aircraft guns opened on Iho, bold enemy airman and. it is him, for on Ills way back lo his own plane behaved as if -uidcd bv a. semi-conscious man. The whole incident did nol occupy three minutes. The second raid had a less sallslac- tory result for the raider. He, loo, darlcd out from u concealing haze JilEt before' sunset, firing :n lit came, like a cowboy on n raninaeo shooline up a western town. The balloon causlil fire nnd the observer Jumped nnd came slowly to oarlh buoyed up by his para- chute. There the similarity lo the ear- lier raid, ended. All observation air- plane nearby hastened up and the oc- cupant, outclassed though he was by the last German single-seater, tackled his roc. lie was nut out at ncllon al- most at once by avolley that Injured tho present 'war conalllons, It was be duty of llio company lo accede to Ihe request Hint public might not suffer, in tUese circum- stances, llio company accepted tho said award although still of lha opin- ion, apart from thu above rcaions. II eliould be not so Strike Breakers Held. Toronto, Sept. men aud ono woman, telegraph operators said lo have been Imported by Iho Greal Northwestern Telegraph Company lo help to break the strike liu-Torooto havo been taken In charge by Inspec- tor J. Mitchell, Inspector In charge of Immigration In Toronto. The nine operators were detained hy Inspector Mitchell yesterday and nre under the supervision ol govern- ment immigration officers. Telegraphic Briefs JUDGE FISHER DEAD. Toronto. Sept. Alson Alexander fisher, junior Judgo of tho couuiy court of Itenfrew, died here yesterday la his i3rd year. He lias bean aiiins for abo-JI a year. NEW GRAIN CO. Ottawa, Sept. has been granted the Canada Allan- tic Urain Company, Limited, Winni- peg capital JIOO.OOO. NEW LORD MAYOR. London. Sept. A. Han- sen, alderman ol London ,and mem- er of parliament for the Southeast vision of Cornwall, was elected lord ayor o! London today. He will tuc- eed Sir William Henry Dunn. Germany Has Not Given Up Claims to Belgium St Paul, platform ot the Hudllorlnni.where Sen mos a the mechonlsin of his plane and forced him to-.volplano lo the.ground.. 1 Paris, Sept. diplomatic courier who brought the Austrian reply lo the pope's note to Rome did not bring the supposed supplementary German communi- cation concerning Belgium. "That adds a Haval dispatch from Rome, "can then be considered as non-exist- ent." A dispatch from Berne given out by the wirelesi press in London on Sept. 26 said that Germany has agreed lo evacuate Belgium on certain conditions. The proposal wai laid lo have been made In a supplementary note to the Vati- can. It wai In Ihe form of a ver- bal communication made by For- eign Secretary Kush'clmann lo the papal nuncio at Munich. Has Not 'Given Up. Copenhagen, SeoL has not renounced .Belgium and ha not beeu in.communication with an I her'enemies, according to Derlln eporls of speech mado before the clchstng main committee by Clian- ellor -Mlchaells. The chancellor is quoted ab follows "A liberal deputy correctly staled hat the attitude of the Imperial gov ernment as regards Us war alma wns clearly explained in my answer to he papal note. The peace resolution ot July 19 was expressly menttonci 'n this reply, and further eipluuatlon Llicreof Is minecessary. "Moreover, 1 declare Hie stateraen that the Imperial government ha already communicated with this e that hostile governmenl and that J had already In advance renounce occupied territories, thus abandonln the most valuable advantage In peac negotiations. Is untrue. I declare the-Imperial government has free hands for eventual pence negotiat- ions. This also refers to Belgium." Tells Democratic Congress How He Has Managed to Weather Revolt CONGRESS PAVOKS COALITION GOVT, 150 RUSSIANS HANGED. London, Sept. to a enlral neivs dispatch from retro rad, 100 Husslans belonging to var ous Socialist, Left and other poll! cal organizations have been hanged y the Germans since their occurs Ion ot Itlga. NOTHING NEW. London, Sept. was th usual artillery activity on both sides says today's official coramunlcatlor- 'There Is iiolhing ol Interest lo Men Quit makers at 'Frisco Are Defiant IIUIE .u. night [lying.------ by airplanes and nnll-alrcratt has bceii strone that future raids will-cross Ihe coast of Eng- land al Ihclr owr. peril. Tlie Bltuatlon.'.combincd with the continued ntlacks by army and navv filers ou German airdromes In Bel- glum, Is cspccied, nl any rats lo limit the activities, ol the Germans, whoso only success d f Ihe Germans, wiiuw "...j s uring Ihelweck has been Ihe killing of n- number of Innocent civilians. Not Ihe slightest military daraagn was done. Official Statement Tho following oUicinl imnounccment TYRS made: i French, (commander of. the homo reports llml tlie latest Information indicates that about twcn ly enemy machines narllclpnlcd In last night's raid. Dotnbs were dropped In d number of ptaces In Kenl, ESSCJ and (Suffolk, but no casualties and only In- significant damage his been reported up lo the jtriscnt. .Itcpcatcd BttacVs wore made oh I.onilon, but In no case did the raiders penetrate Ihc outer de- Crack' Airman Falls The Hun seemed for the moment.t< be undisputed 11ctor In Die duel whlcl was witnessed by thousands of men In "ii." our own camps below. As ho turned no to make off In an easterly direction, a nuns wunin uui j lerday he would like to scntl Latollelte end his "shadow Oermahy as a "regiment.loathe Among.Ihe shadow Huns the colonel included Senator Gronna ot North Da- kota ancU representative Lunden of Jllunesola. Col. Roosevelt declared at the outset that the public men -who did not consider first of all the real and permanenl welfare of Ihe working man British nghlicg plane came, up from the south at an Incredible speed, and wheeling above Ihe German opened fire. The Hun airman soucht lo man- oeuvre for position." hut .before-'be could swing so Ibnt he could use his guu his piano was riddled and he was shot through both wrists. splen- did pluck ho controlled his falling plane and rnmc (o earth without fur- ther Injury- His reception was nol was no [Mend ot democracy. cordial but Canadian soldiers do not "lie Is nol true to the United Slatss against wounded men. The decor either, II he misleads E as to what 1s their permanent Inter- he then said: "The most sinister enemy of democracy In Ihe United Stales Is Senator bafol- lottc." Senator Lafollettft's-nssorllc-n that America's participation In Ihe wnr wns due lo American citizens being pass- engers on "a ship loader! muni- lions for Great Britain." drnlared by Col. rtooserelt to bo a .falsehood fences, hare Ireeri shot-, down In the Thames enemy airplano Is reported lo estuaryT and X second ono coast." off Iho Seven Tons of Bombs Dropped By Allies on; Military Establishments Ollawn, Sept. 29.-Cu.loms collec- for Iho Ural half of llio fiscal year ending lotlay show the remark- ablo Incrcnso ol ns com- riarcd wllh a similar period last year. TLo figures nre as against Tor Ihe Aprll-Scplcmber lioriod lost ylnr. For tho month ot September nronc, collodions totalled 1I2.C32.52C, which In an increase ol over September, 1916. and ho "knows It Is a ho Idcfl. "lie said nothing about Ibe sinking ot Ihc hospital Bhip Sussex the Iccbnlcal right of the doctors and Red Cross nurses who sank wltli.hcr lo be on the'former president con tlnucrl. "I Germany; 1 nblior the'llun within dnr gates, hut moro 1 abhor Iho Hun within our gales. Ant 1 man wh6 excuses and condones Eu'cli Inlamy nnd shadow Huns, Oronna nnd not rep- resent American people. They are on n level.with Vallandlnghnm, whom Lincoln sent beyond the confederate lines. I wish I could tend them to Ger- many as a trco gift to the-.kaiser. La- follellc Is out of placo In tho senate. "Neither Great France, Spain or the United Slates, through Iho orders ol their Governments In tho last 2SO years hare done the Infam- ous acl of shilling a sblp without pro- viding for.the safety of Iho pooplo nboiuil -It." The colonel paid his rcsnecle to Congressman Baer of North Dakota the non-partisan party's representative, in congress. ight against wounded men. illoiis 119 wore showed that the kaiser iad done him much honor for his aerial ciplolls. Speaking to his caplors later he said that Giiynemer, Ihe tniuous French avi- ator, was killed In a bnttlo with a Ger- man plane nnd hurled where he fell jusl behind Ihe enemytront line. The failure of this crack'airman evi- dently dampened the ardor of the Hun airmen-far ihc balloons have been un- molested today. London, Sept. avla- 'tors dropped seven tons of explos- ives In attacks Thursday night on German military eslablishmsnts in Belgium. The following official report was given out today by the .admiralty: "On the night of Sept. 27-28 there were bombing raids by naval aircraft on the following ob- jects: The lock gates (at Zee- brugge; the St. Denls-Weslrem airdrome, the Gontroile airship the Houtlave airdrome..The bomb dropping at Zeebruage ap- peared lo be good, while BV Houl- lave bombs fell amono hangara and huts in southwest side of tne airdrome. Seven tonB of explet- ives were dropp'-d. All the ma- chines returned." Home, Sept. Italians made an attack on the front above Gorlzia yesterday and gain- held in the face of repeated counter attacks, the war office reports. Eighty Percent. In City of Que bee Found Fit For Active Service 11 mw Maim II Is Not Wnr.Tax But Merely to Aid Government Treasury Seattle, Sepl. the teel shipbuilders .employed In the ards of Ihe Seattle Construction and )rylock Company, J. F. Uuthlo and Company, tlie )rydrfck Company and 95 smaller companies struck at 10 o'clock- las, been planned. ..Nearly men quit work, Boilermakers Defiant. San Francisco, Sept. tiandtul of men responded .when tbo Dnlon Iron Works and other struclur al concerns hc-rc cpcucd up business today following the official announce- ments lasl night that tlie strike c 30 000 Iron workers other mcch allies In the Bay region was. at an end. In defiance of the order of Presi- dent W. H. Burton ol the Iron Trades Council lhat all ol the strikers re- turn, James sccrelap' ot the bollermaker'3 uulon, declared: "Any Boilermaker who returns lo work will be discharged from tho un- ion." -An early announcement Irom the otflce ol Ihe Iron Trades Council de- tha failure of most of Ibe men to return to work was due to the fact lhat oillclal notice lo definitely suspend the strike could not be sent lo Ibcm In time. Prohibition in Effect in British Columbia Tonight Repl. nt 10 o'clock tho legal aalo of intoilcallnr; llciitors as a beverage ceases in Urllish Columbia. On Monday Iho provisions Itio new provincial prohibition act become oiiorallvo and tne bar nnd llio 1 llfisor store ns known In Iho paal go enl of csistcnco. Oovernmcnt dlspon- larloa will be "opened tor tho sale of liquor for medical, mechanical and sac- rnnenlol purposes under rlglil rostrlc- lions and durlnf limited hours. Several local aaloons already havo havlns dcplclccl Ilielr supplies lo an exlcnt ivhlcll mciclo.closing noin'ssnry. The stocks held by Ihc II luor stores aro very low loday. There has been B large demand (or llio goods and prices for alandard Ilo.uor9 havo advanced Nils week. In Victoria. Victoria, 11. C., Sepl.- Slily-slx llccnjctl .promiBos In Viclorla nro af- lecled by Ibe Into force of prohlblllon, InCludinj 47 hotels, six twlllo licenses, tiro restnuranls and eleven houses.' There 87 licensed bartenders In Inn city. 01 llio hotels, nil will eontlniio lo oper- ate, but most of them will hereafter be chissed art rooming' bouaes. The bar of Ihe Kimircss tiolcl will he closed while in a few older hotels near beer and soft drink emporiums will bo cncd. Vancouver, Sept. moving picture proprietors of have organized neninst the new gov- ernment Ins nnd have instructed Ihclr nltorney, Sir Charles llibbcrl Tnppor, K.C., to wrllo to the Altor- ncy-Gcncrnl slating that Ihcy wll pay tho tax under prolcsl and that Ihcy Intend lo tight tho .mnltcr through to the .supreme court ot Canada If necessary. They base their prolcal on Ihc ground Ihnl the lax IB'Indirect laxnlinn, and as such Is In direct conlravcntlon to Ihe llrllloh North America Act, They !lnlm Iho tnx Is not a lax but bat It Is simply n tax to fatten the coffers ot tbe provincial government. TfiO Mile of "war" Is a misnomer, hey declare, and Is mlslearllrig Ihc public. The money doca nol go my war measure or expenditure, bill goes Inlo provincial revenue. Ottawa, Sept. Cost of .ivlng Commissioner W. If. OCpu- nor has been trying to find out he exact coal situation throughout tho country In order- thai the fuel con- troller may lake ncllon lo asslsl deal- ers who are liavlnB difficulty In sec- uring a supply tor the winter. To this end a circular was sent lo dea- era Ihroughoul Canada last month asking Ihom lor exact particulars as to tho tonnage required by them and the names oi Ihosp with whom Quebec, Sepl. the military medicnl examination boards only opened today Ihe Quebec city examiners hove already bandied over hundred young men. So far, eighty per cenl. of the men examined have been found fit for ser- vice. Indications aro that now the Mili- tary Service Act has become law, no serious opposition will bo made 1.0 It and a rush of applicants for examina- tion Is expected nl Ibe opening of tho bureaus In the many cenlrcs estab- lished .for this purpose In tills section of Ilie-coiinlry. 60 Per Ceni. Rejected. Sopl." prelim- inary examinollons by the Edmonton medical board al tho close ot the fourlh day show Ibal out of the ap- llcanls that havo already examined sixty per cent.' nre rejected lor var- ious disabilities, the main cnuso tor rejection being flat feet or broken arches. Twenty one men have been accepted tor class A. London, Sept. re- tirement of the German forces holding out against the British In German East Africa Is report- ed in.aii statement today. The statement reads: the Molakuru valley we were engaged throughout Thurs- day on tne road from Nakikuto- Naho, north of Ihe river. "In ths Lukeledl valley the en- emy evacuated hit strong posi- tions njar Mtuma, twenty-two miles southwest ol ,Llndi ani re- tired during Wednesday, night to Mluma-Nc-Nyangao." 4 if i, Jf J, 4 ff 4 'f