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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY. AUGUST 10 tfetaW NUMBER 201 400 BIG FROM EING HUNS MONT DIDIER IS RETAKEN-PR1SONERS TOTAL Canadians Sweep Into Battle With Irresistible Eagerness; Take Towns Canadians, Fresh From Long Rest, Eager for All First Objectives and are Continuing Are Comparatively Tanks Operate. British Agent' at Moscow Ar- rested Together With Oth- er British Officers. "REPRISAL TAKEN BY PLACING GUARD ON LONDON London, Aug. sov- ,eminent advice's through Swedish. say i that the reason given "for.'the arrest of British at Moscow Is that 'mtm-. havf beetoshii: jrhe of-Robert H.' B.Lockhart, attached to the Brit- ish.embassyjn Russia, but no im- mediate threatening steps will be taken. -London, Aug.. reprisal for the arrest at Moscow of Rob- ert H. consular agent at Moscow, and.other Brit- ish officials by the M> Litvinoff, the Bolshevikl emissary in London, has been police sup'ervjslon.'.Thc states. CANADIAN CAPTURES 1 London, and Australian forces captured Bouchcmv Meharicourt and Uihons, and have entered Ra'lnscou.rl and Provart. I he French forces captured Le Tronquoy, Lelretoy and Assainvillers. (By J. F. D. Llvosay, Canadian 1'ress Correspondent in France.) With the Canadian Forces, Aug. the full fruits of tlie great victory on the Eomrae are not yet garnered, -enough is known at thls-timo to place it deeds of arnis'ot this -War. The Canadian forces hold an' posi- tloivln tlie Allied; armies' -which attacked the enemy Hues' on iMndon, Aug.' H.. hart, acting consul general in Mos- cow and six Britishers aliaulii-d-to 'staff and .several French diplomatic agents nave been arrested in Moscow by the'liolshovikl, says tho Dally Mall. Tiiu newspaper attribute's-to the for- eign ollico a'slotcment that there Is 'no reason it is true that tho British at, Archangel shot renre- aonUtlves of the Soviet and adds: "There ivas some shooting hcforo Archangel Incidental lo Ihe landing hot this could only have heen.In reply to shots fired at our forces hy the Bol- shevik! forces. The arrest, nt Moscow of Ijgckharl Is ot coiirso an act of hos- tility ID. into'rnatfqna! law and will bo so rcjardeil by us." Mr. Loeihart is a British consular agent who ivns sent lo Moscow some time ago to maintain unofficial rcla- -lions'.wllh the UolsheviW. Theru bavo bocn So' reports Ihat any o! those nndnr arrost we'rp harmed. lard Robert Cecil, under secretary of stile for foreign affairs, comment- Ins on tho situation, said: "If there was an organized Eovern- inont'ln Moscow, of course It would mea'o'-var. But ns'lhcro is no real gov- ernment, no immediate steps will be Utah affecting Iho Holshcvikl." British Consul Arrested. iWon, Aug. Tho Evening'News IhnL .1. 0. Ward- rop, the Ilrltl'sh consul at Moscow, arrested 'along will) H. .lit 1-ocMiart. Slossrs. IflC.Miar't'nnd ret jnained In Moscow'whon the diplo- twenty mile front. The Canadians went over, Ihe cm AUE- ust 8: and' sixteen VTOlniites-later '-Uie first iirlsqners'bexan to come ''iiit .HyreignL'0'clock'a part .'of the initial, objective'had, been captured. Canadians Used Tanks: The victory nglabie for a number of things. .For the first time Iho Canadian cavalry found itself'on the. ramc. battle- field -with Infantry. For the first time, lob, llie'Canadiau for- ces employed tanksrin, large num- bers, both of heavy and "vrhipuet" varieties.--Also' UrT.-os the first time, that Canadians hail fought side by slde.wllli their brethren from1 Australia. The vic- is-notable chiefly for the wonderful .Staff !work that alone made It possible, There was no in the usual sense of the word. The melt went in immediately behind the barrage and kept up with It as it a'lviinccd. -The Boche was taken completely by surprise anil pris-' "oner? wwe astounded to find they were surrendering to tlie Cana- dians. Were Irrepressible. The Canadian soldiers went over into action with more irre-. pressihle cngerness.'.-and deter--, Allied Airplanes Are Co-oper- ating in Great Drive, and Gailse Much Damage, 62 HUN MACHINES IN THE FIRST DAY COMMANDER OF SUB WHICH SANK LUS1TANIA, IS DEAD London, Aug. Mander Schweiger, who command- ed the submarine which sank the Lusitania, is dead. His death oc- curred In September, 1917, but it has only been admitted hy tfie German-admiralty according to reports received here. Last September Schweiger, in command of the U-88 was in the Bighi_cf Ufllgeland with another Submarine. Both jxjats submerg- and. the-other commander felt a chain sweeping along the side of boat and believed he had run into an unknown British mine field. A terrific'explosion under water followed. The second boat rose rapidly and.signalled for the other. There was no reply. A vain watch was kept for the U-88 and she has not been heard from since. There is the report says, that she sank. French in New Attack.Carry Advance Beyond Mont Didier and Penetrate Hun Lines Four Advance is Now Thirteen is Surrounded, and Peronne May Soon be Threatened. they 'did Tfrjf sday; Beliin'd -the rampart of valor they liad built aryimy and Arras they have lain all this spring 'and summer chaf- ing that they were denied opportunity of taking part 'along- side tlieir cavalrj' and machine gun brigade in stemming the tide of the Hun invasion. On Thurs- day though tired from a march that permitted little rest the battle, (hey went over the top with the unbeatable spirit of the men- who fought and died at Ypres, on the Sommo and in; a dufctju giorlouo fields. It was a clear, starry night with tho faint light of dawn. touching tho eastern sky. Of, a' sudden, with one deafening pulse1 the roar of guns broke out. Far to the right was the flicker of -the French 7o's and of the American fleW'gilns anil heavies. ly on the Canadian flank the Ans-. matic staff ir'ent' lo Archangel. Rome, Aug. feat of dropping manifestos: on Vienna Friday evening accomplish. ed by pilrol of eight llallan and all returned safely except one. The air. were commanded by Captain Gabriel D'Annunilo. The patrol'Vvai one bi- plane anJ monoplanes. The total flight was about, ono kilometres of which 600 was over snemy territory. Surprised at Manner in Which Offensive is Being Kepi Up. is nota biy mingled with sralificftllon In the comment of Iho morning newspapers on Ihe'continued advance of Iho An glo-French forces In the Sommo re gion. No offensive in which Ihe Brlltsh rmy nan participated, it is remark- (I, over mado so much progress on he opening .day and'although the art- anco was slower on Friday this, it s 'contended, War, only to he expected, 'he full story of Friday's operations pparenlly has not yet been told, as jad visibility made It difficult lo ob- aln news from tho. fighting fronl. The employment of number ot llglit, fust wilh strong forces of re- garded ns giving orttry to a new tea- uro of tho battle. 'Die military correspondent of tho Times, referring to the remarkable ns cooperated with other arms on i'e hattlefront throughout Ihe day. he reached by our attacking in- aiilry was'reported by our contact rplanes. The positions of the hostile rtillery. In acllon and columns of and transport on the larch were signalled lo our guns by ur artillery machines. Olher ma- [lines, supplied our advanced troops ammunition from the air. Co-operale With TanJts. :'Co operation yrilli the tanks was arrled out systematically. Our ma hine'a'assisted the tank crews with nformalion, attacked strong points nd others with bombs and. machine gun fire and dropping .smoke bombs abng tho line of advance, assisted Ins ipproach of Ihe tanks. 'Our. contact machines working wilh the cavalry rendered valuable assistance. Flying low in of our] advancing line our fighting syuadrons' shot at and bombed the enemy In his retreal, causing havoc among the masses of hostile Iroops and traus- congealed with traffic. "Our bombing squadrons flying a few' hundred feel from Ihe ground, at- tacked trains, railway Junctions anil bridges. 'Forty eight hostile machines are re- porteil as destroyed by our airplanes and sevenloen others were driven down out of .control. Five hostile bal- loons were in flames; Kilty of onr missing, most of these casualties being duo to fire from the ground. One of our night flying machines also failed to relun Hope For Victory in 18 BATTLE LINE IS AS FAR AS ARRAS-GENERAL RETIREMENT OF GERMANS FROM MONT DIDIER LINE NOW' Canadian EdUbr Says Have Planned To Crush Huns In That Time. London, Aug. F. D. L. Smith, editor Toronto Daily News to Canadian days, ago I cabled that fresh events of unusual importance were pending on the western front and that Canadian troops would have an Important part therein. I knew but was unable to say that Canadian force! which I visited two weeks ago In the Arras sector had b'eeh moved south to the Am- iens region. "According to Chancellor Bonar Law they now form a part of the 1 fourth British array and have had a part army's latest suc- cessful attack under the leader- ship of Field Marshal Haig. "Canadian Infantry, cavalry ana artillery were in splendid fighting form when.we.Inspected them and nobody need be surprised if they maintain the fliorious traditions established at Ypres, Vimy Ridge and a dozen, other historic bat- tles. The whole outlook of the war has been materially altered for the better in the last month. The German retirement should, however, not bo accepted aa Indi- cating-an early termination of the war. Great'Britain and her allies have matured .such .preparations for'concerted action on land and sea and in the air as it is hoped will end In crushing and final de- feat for the enemy during the next sixteen or eighteen months." S THE WEATHER High Low cool. 69 ,46 ALL ALONG THE ft Wilh the British Army In' France, Aug. (Associated cue'-.. my seems to be retreating all' along the batllo line, especially In Iho centre- where he Is be- ing heavily hy tho British. In their advance tho British have captured Warvlllcrs, Vrely, Kollcs, iloslerei and .Vaiivlllers. In the course of the fighting a German divisional licAdmmr- (era (mil alaff were captured.' lerious Charge May Be Laid in Cohnccfion with Toronto Kiofs. Toronto, Aug. connection rlth Iho tooting of the' restaurants and rates destroyed during (lip recent rlol- ng considerable information regarfl- ng tho imposition 0( I.'10 Goods 1ms icon coming tnlo jiolice'lieadquarlers Wh'llo no one has yet been nrreslcd on !he cliargo of theft there aro severfl in custody on whom the more serious charge may be laid. I Is understood that tho pollco covering much of thu stolen goods. Latest'teuorls sho'W that the tot A damage will amount to nbpn.t William C. Nllller, se9teiary of the He lull Merchants' Association, Is sti! busy on the'estimates and states lha most of Ihe damage was upon coffc tables and mirrors, DROP MANIFESTOS OVER Rome, Aug. squadron of Italian airplanes commanded ty Captain D'AnnunzIo, flown over Vfenna and dropped manlfef Ttvs airplanes were not hio- k JtaUrf, I 1'arl's; Aug. German relire-' icnt Is under heavy pressure from tho armies. Behind Von llntler is country that completely devi- ated during the-German evacuation n tho spring of 1917 and which was again over run during the Uerman 01- enslve in March of this year. The territory-offers little-opportunity, for .ho formation of ay defensive line for an army in full retreat. It was in this-region that virlually every tree uas felled by the Germans ast March so as to take from tho Bri- tish and French armies any cover that might bo afforded. .Between the lines now being evacuated by Von Halter and the Hlndcnburg line, eastward of Ncsle nnd Ham, aro old trench sys- tems running from Noyon westward Ihrougli Lassljny ami (henco north- vnrd lo Hoycf Tfreso Irenches a-f now somewhat 'dilapidated. Further eastward before Ihe Ilin dcnhiirg line Is reached are seven streams and tho northern canal where delaying actloas might be fought. London, Aug important town of Mont Didier which was the the German salient south of the Somme has captured by the allies. ANEWAtTACK London, Aug. troops attacked at four o'clock the line between Mont Didier and the Oise Rive' on a front of approximately sixteen miles aad at 10 a m. Kid ored an aovai ce of four miles, 01. oidmg to news received sliovtly aftei noon The French line at that.hour ran .through 3ienne, Rollot, Cuvilly, Rossons-Sur-Matz, and Vignempnt. This line puts Mont Didier behind the French line. TOTAL OF PRISONERS London, Aug. number of prisoners'taken from the Germans in the.fighting in Picardy has increased; to; today's war office statement announces. American, troops delivered an attack in the angle .between the Somme; and the Ancre and achieved a considerable success. British and American troops' captured the of Morlancourt be- tween the Somme and the Ancre. FROM NOYON LINE Paris, Aug. German army of General Von" Hulier is retreating from tKe Mont Didier-Noypn line. ADVANCE OI1 THIRTEEN MILES London, the French captuied Beaufort Friday they had made an advance of 13 miles eastward from Castel. This is trie maximum infantry advance of the present offensive thus far reported. ALLiEo'LOSSES ARE LIGHT London, Aug. gum captur- ed by the allies are now nearly 400 in number. No further count of pris-' oners had come In at this hour, but the-total Is probably mounting idly because of the dls'orga'nlzatlon of the Germans. The allied enualtlM, Including alUtlie killed, wounded'arid mlulng are less than or net more than one-fourth of the number of prlwneri.counted. On tht hand, the German casualties heavy. i CAUGHT COLONELS PUTTING ON LEGOINOS With the French Army In France, Aug. French contlnued-thelr progress northwest of .Mont Dlddler today reach- ing the line of Courtemanche-Pierrepont-HangCit and Increasing the number of prisoner's to four thousand, Including three eolonela wilh well1 complete staffs. So quick did the infantry push on with Ihe supporting tanks that colonels were caught while putting on their.legjinge. The soldiers cap- tured manifested Joy that the war, was over for them and pounced upon the provisions given like'famished men.. The officers showed Ill- humor and grumbled because they.had to wajk to the rear and could not "ie' 'SPREADING SOUTH OF ARRAS London, battle it spreading to the south of Arras, the Pall sayt afternoon. Heavy fightmg occurred this morning In the battle area, with making Mtlsfactory pro- gress and taking large Humbert of prltonert OCOSE IN ON CHAULNES London, Aug. 10.-Canadlan cavalry which is ti Chaulnei report that flit Is fighting strong rearguard ortfer lo enable the cf ammunition and guns to be removed that I6wn. FAVORABLE PROGRESS Paris, Aug. retrograde movement of the Germans accelerated favorable progrew of the new attack tenth! of "Mm Oldler, The retreat Huller'a thawing Much war material li being left behind. Von Hutler'a retreat from Mont Didier wat cut off when the t captured Faverelkt The German potltlom along the Mont Road precurloui. The German rear are lighting deaperaUljr. (C6NTIMUEI) ON PAGE KOUH) V' ;