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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THE letbbrf*** Derate ; **b�rt�ae, fltcrta PAILY AND W�*KLV Subscription Rata*: Dally, delivered, per week . Dally, delivered per ye�r ., Dally, by mail, per yew..... (Weekly, by mall, per ?ftar .. JP/Mklr, by-mall, per year to tf.S.. 12.00 ,...6.00 r.-.. |4.oo TELEPHONES Business Office ............... lS5 Editorial Office............... 1�* , W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Business Manager Dates of expiry of aunscriptlons appear dally on address label. Acceptance of .papers after aspiration date is cur authority to~ continue the aub-script Ion. Your King end Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR One of the first satisfactory indications of the effect ot the new allied drive in Flanders is having, is the removal ot the German headquarters farther inland in Belgium, which is proof of the fear that the Germans have of being cut off by allied forces moving up along the North Sen coast. Artillery activity alone la marking operations at present in Flanders, the continued wet weather blocking infantry movements. The Germans claim to have now captured Czernowitz, the capital of Bukowina, from the Russians. This is An important gain, and has been the centre of severe fighting many times during the war. It is 150 miles to the south-east of Lemberg, the capital of Galicia. The old question of Germany's responsibility for the precipitation of the war Is raised in the convincing proof that United States has obtained that Germany knew one day in advance of what was In the ultimatum submitted by Austria to Serbia. THREE YEARS OF WAR-^ JTHE SITUATION TODAY. Three _ye*r*.-e*o this afternoon, (having faUed':tf> secure from Germany  promise to respect the International treaty guaranteeing the Integrity and Independence of Belgium, Britain de . clared;war m the Icaiser* and t&Jiorld* knew that the biggest war ot history was/to tie fought.. .Three years have, passed and the war still goes on;. Each year adds to the number, of the belligerents, and except for the fact that there has been a gradual wearing down of Germany's efforte.there does not seem to be much tp. raise the hone that the war will be over in less time than it has already run. 1 There have been many happenings �f Bote in the past year. Chief among] them' are the fall of Roumania and, capture of Bucharest, the German peace move, the declaration; of unrestricted submarine warfare ey Germany, the Russian revolution and downfall ot the Romanoff a, the declaration of war by the United State*| �i|the side of the allies, the downfall of King Constantino -end the entry of Greece into the war on the Me of the allies Of the actual fighting >which haa taken place on the west front during thai past year, it can he said'that it &a* been a repetition and extension of the big Sorame drive which started on July 1st, 1916. The Somme offensive was continued this spring until the Germans were forced to retire a distance approximating thirty miles to the much famed Hindenburg line. ?his was followed later by a drive further north in the vicinity of Arras With the great French coal mines at tjens as the objective. The end of the third year of the war finds the British, Belgians and French making  great drive on the northernmost and ot the line in Belgium with the evident Intention to take Zeebrugge and Ostend, bases which the Germans have been using to advantage in carrying out their submarine war-tare:' . While the allies have- been triumphant to a great extent-on the west, their efforts have been partly negatived by the failure of the Russians and Roumanians on. the east front. Everyone looked to. Russia to do great things this year; For two years (Ehey had shown remarkable powers to come back, and laBt fall, after having been driven back' by Hinenburg, they countered and retook Czernowitz for the third time, advancing as far as fifty miles-from Lemberg, which they had taken once before eariy in the war. The Russians ended the year's fighting on the Galician front vic-lorlously, but Von Matkeusen, counter Attacking against, the Roumanians, who had onUtratlvtfee .war on "August 27 and who had made a triumphant entry Into Transylvania, crushed the Roumanian army and before his advance could be stopped, he had taken Bucharest. Then on March ir>, a� u result of the German Intrigues which were going on in the Russian court, the army forced Czar Nicholas to abdicate move with pleasure. Russia was proclaimed a republic, and as such the world expected that the armies would fight with renewed vigor, thinking that the men would realise that they Were fighting for liberty In very truth. So it seemed would be the case, too, when en July 1st the Russian republic's army started a drive which resulted in good progress. But the division Of government authority wUlch divided the people at home spread to the tatie$, and the Russian retreat developed Into a , debacle which haa resulted In the retaking ot Czernowits by the Austrian* and the loss ot practically all Russia had gained In the way of territory in the war. Thus, while the Germans have lost on the west they have gained on tho east, and in respect to territory they are better off than they were a year ago. Italy is leaking slow but steady progress against Austria with Trieste as their goal. They have captured SOD square miles- of territory and in spite ot the slowness ot their advance they are doing excellent service by keeping the Austrian armies from being used In other war theatres. In the far east, the British,have bad notable successes which resulted in the recapture of Kut-el-Emara and the rapture ot Bagdad. The result is that Turkey is practically eliminated as a factor in the war. so much so that Germany has had to guarantee to pay the Turk's 1917-18 war expenses in order to prevent a complete collapse. The year on the sea Is more important on the economic situation ot the belligerents than in the actual fighting. The German grand fleet still remains holed up in Its harbors and behind its mine fields. But its submarines are engaged on the unrestricted warfare against all hlghseas shipping with the result . that the allies have been caused some uneasiness. However, America with her great strength in man-power and finance has been brought Into the war on the side of the allies as a direct result of Germany's piratical naval warfare, and any present advantage Germany may gain by harassing allied shipping Is more than made up by the physical and moral strength the United States is able to bring to the cause of the allies. The United States has already done a great deal. A million men have been called to the colors and-preparations are being made to train them. Germany professes to believe 5,000,000T Reserve Find. . $13,500,000 No one else can provide the money which you fail to save- DEPOSIT IN A WAR SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO-DAY. Lethbridge Branch- R. T. Brymner, Mgr. Open a Housekeeping Account and Pay Your Bills by Cbcqm There is a decided advantage In depositing /our housekeeping Canada, and Issuing Cheques for your expenditures. You avoid the risk of keeping a considerable sum in your home or carrying It when', shopping, �nd each Cheque, when cashed, becomes a Receipt. LETHBRIOQE BRANCH CARDSTON BRANCH  BARONS BRANCH   A. F, 8. Tatum, Manager  F. V. Cavers, Manager  J. Blackwood, Manager Waterton Park The Beauty Spot of the Lethbridge District THE CABINS AND TENTS HARRY C. LEE PROP. , Well FiiniiHlied Cabins and TentH, Day, Week or Month. iJoatw.for IIir�, AIno IJiiltiriiiNlied Tents (1st Provisions, Brsad, Fishing Taekle, ate, at our Store. AUTO IN CONNECTION MEETS CARDSTON TRAINS BY APPOINTMENT. Write H. C. LEE CARDSTON OR WATERTON LAKE*" B ;