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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta JNtae EIGHT THE LETHBMDGE DAILY HERALD CAPTIVATED? COULDN'T HELP IT AFTER NEKJ.NG TIUUeU^'J^O]V OF EARLY FALL EVENTS OF WAR'S 3RD YEAR FAVOR OF IHE ALLIES On Field of Battle and In Other Direction* Past Twelve Months Have Been Against the Teutons. Three years ago today Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and set Europe and the world aflame. On both the western and eastern fronts in Europe the Teutons find themselves on the defensive at the advent of the fourth year of conflict. They fight on lines newly-established. lifter forced retirement 15pm terrain �which they had won in earlier days at a tremendous sacrifice. Progress toward the achievement of the ultimate aim of the entente and Jts allies has been furthered by political disturbance, which wlllv Temaln memorable in the history of all times. Chief among these are the fall of two crowned heads-Nicholas of Russia, end Constantine of Greece. Political events within the German and Austrian empires, featured by the fall of Chancellor von Bethmann Hollweg, have led to open discussions of peace in the German reichstag. Portugal and Rumania threw in their | fortunes with the entente shortly after the third year began. The United States entered in April, followed by Cuba and Liberia. Panama pledged the United States aid in her defending the Panama canal. China, Bolivia, Guatemala and Slam have severed diplomatic rolations with Germany. Three New Nation* Three new nations were born dur-,. ins; the year. Poland was created "Si kingdom under German and Austrian direction. In Mecca the Arabians overthrew Turkish rule and declared Independence. In the Balkans, liberty was restored to Albania, which was established as a republic under Italian political protection. Ttw first and second American contingent of troops landed ia France on Hun* 26 and 27. Military Features. IX the close of the second year the Cermans were still unwilling to concede failure in the operations centering on Verdun. After AuguBt 3, 1916, the French gained the ascendancy, eliminating In the retaking of Douau-Jnaat, Thlaumont and Fort Vaus, with thousands of prisoners and many guns. By; November the French had once j snore come into possession of the complete circle of tie Verdun defences. The second phase dates back to the jtommeocement of the Franco-British offensive-the first Battle of the Somme-In July of 1916. By November the British and French had penetrated German positions (or a depth fit six miles. In the spring the Germans, anticipating a resumption of the Somme operations, began what has become known as the "Hindenberg victorious jretreat," to newly established German lines. The British claimed capture of nearly 5,000 prisoners in the three months of this German retirement for a depth of from 5 to 15 miles along a front of about 46 miles In April the British, transferred their offejnsiTe northeast of Arras, forcing von Hindenberg to redistribute his forces along a fifteen-mile front. Canadians played a historic part In this fighting and Vlmy Ridge was captured 'after one of the world's bloodiest battles. This success eaat of Arras turned Hlndenberg's northern pivot, and British critics regarded It as the greatest feat In the history of British areas in the present war. On the French Front Ifeanwhlle the battles of Champagne and the Aisne had been carried on ;by the French. Fighting In these regions continues after three months, during which the French have advanced from one to Ave miles along a fifty-mile front. In Juno, 1917, the British began an attack on Messlnes and Wyschaeto in irn 'effort to straighten out the Ypres Ballent. Gaining every objective, they advanced three miles on an eight-mile front, Portuguese and Belgian troops aided in this offensive. In recent days the fighting thero has been confined to raiding operations. li is estimated that during April, (May and June the Germans suffered' S50;000 casualties on the_ western front. On the Russian Front he Russians, having ia June of j�j�lE, begun an offensive from- t*e ptypet marshes to the Rouaaanlaa The coming of the fall season brings with It a stunning array of original and smart afternoon costumes of wh ich the one shown above is the most attractive. The dress is of grey Georgette combined with dark blue satin, trimmed with dark blue beading. The combination is striking and most pleasing to experienced eyes. The hat is of blue velvet with a facing of grey gourka feathers. frontier, speedily captured Czernowitz and the rest of Bukowina, together with Brody In Galicia, and in August they entered Stanislau for the third time in the war. The Halicz bridgehead fell in September, but the subsequent advance on Lemberg was not prosecuted because the plight of Rou-mania demanded the transfer of Russian troops to aid their Balkan ally. After the Russian revolution the Russians made a. feint to advance on Plnsk, to cover the actual operations resumed in July against Lemberg. This latter front extended eighteen and a half miles. This operation, broadened by mid-July, so that it ex-1 tended from the Gulf of Riga to the! Roumanian front, a distance of 800! miles. Then the extremists interfered and brought about the retreat of the past week or two. Italy's Campaigns ~ ~ Italy, declaring war against Germany on August 2S, began a more vigorous prosecution of her earlier offensive against Austria and stormed and captured Gorizia, hitherto considered impregnable. By Jan. 1 the Italians had captured 1,200 square miles. After a winter of artillery duels, Italy resumed her offensive on the Carso front In the campaign toward Trieste. Within a month the Austrian lines were broken from Cas-tagnaviz^a to the sea. In the Tren-tino the Italians took the offensive in June and captured Austrian positions on Monte Ortigara and Agnello pass. These they were forced to relinquish, however, In the face of Austrian counter attacks. In the Balkans In the Balkans the year's military development saw the occupation of Roumania by the Teutons-a gain of great economic value because of the oil and grain fields. The Roumanian army, reformed, is now co-operating with the Russians. Bulgaria won successes of moderate importance, including the capture of the Grecian port of Kavala. The newly-equipped Serbian army arrived at Saloniki in August and began an offensive which won Ostrovo on the road to Monastlr. This offensive, resumed in the spring with the co-operation of entente and Venizelist troops, won Monastir from Cerna. In Greece the military moves of the entente forces included a blockade of Greece and temporary French occupation of Athens. In the Far East A brilliant British campaign in Mesopotamia accomplished the capture of Kut-el-Amara In February; and of Bagdad, terminus of the Berlln-to-Bagdad railway in March. Russians operating in Persia took Hamadan; and further north, in Turkish Armenia, Russians captured Van. In the Holy Land the British advance has carried them nearly to Gaza. Their objective is Jerusalem. Except' for submarine operations, naval writers have found little to engage their attention during tho past year. U-boats destroyed an estimated gross tonnage of more than 4,000,-c00 during the year. Cities from Bagdad to London have been subjected to air raids, notable attacks being those by German Zep-, pelins and airplanes on London. In! four attacks on England in May,' June and July, 287 persons were killed and'837 injured. FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917) FINAL CLEARING Of all Summer Ready-to- Wear and Piece Goods COST IS FORGOTTEN. Our object is to clear out all summer merchandise, to make space for our in-coining lull goods. Prices reduced to half, and less than half in many cases. $he MAKE BAWDEN BROS, Furniture Store Your Headquarters During Chautauqua Week, Hull Block :: :: :: JUST TWO BLOC;K5 FROM DEPOT CHAUTAUQUA WEEK SPECIALS A Seven Piece Solid Walnut Bedroom Suite Consisting of a beautiful dresser having two large drawers, two small drawers and a jewellry drawer. A triple mirror dressing table, with low back hair dressing chair. A bedroom rocker and a massive wood bed with spring and mattress. This suite in solid Walnut and in a William and Mary period design is well worth seeing and given consideration by intending furniture buyers. Special Price.......... $275.00 A Three Piece Upholstered Tapestry Living Room Suite Comprising a seven foot Chesterfield with three loose cushions that are built with Marshall Sanitary Springs and Down, giving them that soft comfy feeling. A large arm chair and rocker to match. Special Price $250.00 A Walnut Dining Room Suite Made In a neat period design, consisting of a buffet, extension table, china cabinet and six chairs. SPECIAL PRICE OF $145 We carry a full line of Baby Carriages, Sulkies, Baby Cots, High Chairs and Commode Chairs, Kitchen Cabinets, Tabies, Refrigerator, Carpet Squares, Rugs, Linoleums and Oilcloth, Sewing Machines and GranMphones. LITTLE GIRLS' WHITE DRESSES- At lesB than half. Values up to $1.50. WOMEN'S WASH DRESSES AND SUITS- 3.95 Regular price |(i.00. Clearing at........... BOYS' KHAKI'MILITARY' SLITS- With bloomers or straight pants. O fiC Regular value $4.00, for .............. ft�w J WOMEN'S WASH SKIRTS- High grade qm'ittC!> white. All tailor made. R values. Clearing at each High grade qin'fties> in stripes and plain white. All tailor made. Regular ?5.00 3 25 WOMEN'S COLORED DRESSES- Ginghams, Crepes and Percales. Values qo up to $2.00. For....................... �fOC WOMEN'S CREPE DE CHENE BLOUSES- Broken lines. Values up to $6.00. ) Qff For.................................... *i��fD, WOMEN'S SILK BLOUSES- Valuoa up to $5.00. | OQ For ................................... l.u" A FINAL CLEARING OF COTTON VOILE DRESS MATERIALS- A beautiful range of patterns and qualities to select from. Regular values 75c, 90c, and $1.00. por yard, all go at one price. CQ�� Per yard ........ ................... 0�/C 42 INCH PAISLEY SILKS- For. dresses or kimonas. Regular $1.25 �� lines. For ................................ OV7C 42 INCH WHITE VOILES- � Checks, Htrlpes and spots. Fine quality. Oft - Regular per yard 65c. For.............. UtfC 28 INCH FANCY MUSLINS- Values up to 25c. per yard. 1 OA - gelling for ........................... l�?C WOMEN'S COTTON HOSIERY Black or tan. Regular  value 25c. - tft�� Selling at, per pair .......----IOC � II .1 ' ii.' S  M . , 40 INCH SILK MIXTURE- Crepes and marquisettes,. plaids and floral designs. Regular $1.00 per yard. ' , For ............................ 42 INCH CREAM BEDFORD CORD- For suitings or skirts. Regular 750-yard.. For ............... LITTLE BOYS' WASH SUITS- ;flig variety of styles and colors. Regular $1.60 and $1.75. Clearing at, each.. BOYS' COTTON RIBBED HOSE- Black. Sizes 7 to 9^. Regular value f O _ 25c. For, per pair .......... IOC 59c *D 50c 1.00 On Embroideries, Skirtings, Sun Shades, Fancy Stripe Silfcs, Mns-lin Underwear, Kimonas, Silk Sweaters and many other lines throughout the store. / , THE SIMPSON CO. LTD. FOURTH AVENUE SOUTH NEAR POST OFFICE 9150 ;