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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14,1918 THE LETI{BRIDGE DATLV ITERALD PAGE FIVE Maximum Gain of 15 Miles in the Allied Offensive Washington, Aug. 14.-Official 'sports- to the American government how that the allied thrusts, In Pleardy extended over a D3-mlle front and had attained a maximum penetration fittoon miles up to yetterday General March, United State* chief of staff, disclosed todny In hia eeml-weekly conference with newspaper correspon-dents adding that at no point is the enemy now within fifty mileo of Paris. In the center,.General March said,' the, present line lands along the old front of 1916-17, before the German withdrawal to the so-called Hlndenbura line. To the north that lino hoK boon croaied In places, but In the south the French have not yet reached It In their advance on Lneolgny  ni^ up to the valley of the Olse. TERRIFIC F/QHTING. London, Aug. 14.-There was terrific fighting todny on the top of the Lasslgny Ridge, the Evening Standard reports*. The French are fighting their way stubbornly forward and this afternoon were pushing solidly down the far side of the elevation, the reports declare. The Germans were said to be puttino up the fiercest of fighting and It was Indicated the fighting might last a day or two before the hill was finally cleared of the enemy. AUSTRALIAN CAPTURES. With the British Army in France, Aug. 14.-All hostile positions between the western outskirts of Braye and Etineham have fallen into the hands of tho Australians, thus placing the banks southwest of Braye under the control of the British. Tho Australians also have cleared the cnomy from Gateaux Wood. Constant Fighting ^V'illi The Froiicli Army In Vrnin-.c, Aug. H.-The buttle for the Tlilnst-caiiil iirca Is only a smiill jmrt of the operation In progrGKS iinil devcloi)-meiitH In other parts of Iho linn may modify tho wUiiatlon before the buttle Is reopened here. Tlio Gormuns liave had one advantage here, as elsewhere. In that they have been falling buck upon ilieir supplies, while the I'Vench have been obllRod to brine thelrn up over a dif-Ilcult country. So fur General Huniberl'a troop-i have liad four duys' constant flghtitiK. fully I'alf of wiiifli has been spent in gaa-lntesled sectors. During all this (lehtlnK. It was the muclilne giin.s against the rye. the Ocruuuis haviu!; comijarntlvely few infantry men in tiie front line, but being plentifully supplied witlunachine guns-virtually one for each nnan, and all ambushed. When the nest of qulck-llrers were (liseovored and a move against them begun this move had to be of tlie nature of outflanking jirocess wlilcli was trying work in this rough region. Desides holding the two Imporlant crests of St. Claude Farm and Kcou-vllloh. the French are within 100 yards of Monollthe. another liigh plateau which commands a considerable extent of ground to the north and east. From Ecouvlllon. the Kreiicli have a good view of the Divctto Valley, where the Germans appear, to be trying to establish a position wrth the aid of their old earth works, w^iich wore constructed in 1914. Concentrate Guns. V."ltli the British Army in France. Aug. I'l.-Various small artiliory concentrations have sprung ni) during the last tew hours,and are now active in firing'on some points witltin the British lines, such as Vauvillers, Franierville. Provnrt, Lihons, Dernaii-court and the forward areas south oC tho Villers-Bretonnou.v-Ghaulnes railway. Ti\e Germans also have subjected tho valley north of Morlancourt to heavy gas ahelling, al.so llarboii-tlerc.4 and the Gressaire Wood region. No further counter attacks by t'lo enemy ure reported. In tlio region of Bray, north of the Somnie, as well as immediately south of tho river, the nrllish have lieen actively strengthening And pusiiing forward Uieir line. Northwest of Bray the British raided the enemy lines and found them unoccupied. Except for a little increase in tlio raiding activity liy both sides, which , , , , , . customary immediately following a Our borders, or friezes, of ono or | battle for tho purpose of ascertaining THURSDAY'S GROCERY SPECIALS 90c 25c 30c 50c 35c Yellow or Green Beans, 2 lbs........................ Lunch Biscuils, Special, Per lb....................... Rice Flakes, Kelloggs, 2 pkts...................... Tins Tomatoes, best brands, 4 tins ...................... Very Fine Blended Tea, loose. Per lb...................... CANADA FOOD BOARD LICENSE NUMBERS, 8-29902, 6-251. 25c 2Gc 25c 86c 55c Phone 3 1 3 HA.RRY RA\VER.^presen:;^ EDMUND BREESE /V? "THE MASTER CROOK" AT THE EMP RESS TONIGHT. BOLSHEii mwm DROTEH LiOINS OFMSINHOR Unjustifiable Attack, He Calls it -Still at Peace With U. S. Far more effective than Sticky Fly Catchers. Clean to handle, SoU by Oruggiats and Grocers everywhere. THE FINISHING TOUCH- to that wall paper you'rj)le. Bare faced robbery is hel German ambassador had moved to Pskov. A dispatcii from Archangel loOny says the diplomatic corps of tiio' Entente nations are living aboard warships in tho harbor owing to tlio lack of acconiiuodatiou and tho crowded conditions of the city of Archansol. Ottawa, Aug. 1."!, C. A. .Magrath. fuel controller, made tlic following statcincnl today: "I particularly desirn to draw attention to the fact that llie allotment fori the Canadian west as announced by Jlr. Peterson, tlie deputy controller, w.ille in Winnipeg rocpntly, is entirely contingent upon the I'oal being available in the United Stales, said the fuel controller, "Since last April the allotment of antliracite coal for Canada has been cut by l.OOO.noo tons. The United States ha.s. further ir.stric'ed supiilios all over that co'intry. For example Ontario and Queiicv are restricted, the fuel administrator of Que-; hoc having recently put, his province; on a 70 per cent basis. j "Apparently the West fails to realize! that the whole question of supply lioui the United State.s is being affected, from week to week because of war ac-1 livltles. The allothient of anlhracile made by Western Canada is absolutely the outside maximum that can be hoped for. 'Phere is no pos.-dbility whatever of getting more; there is a possibility of getting less. "The western allotment of anthracite is only half the amount normally consumed and this will be available, provided it reaches the head of tho lakes; but even this is not an assured fact, for the reasons I have given. As long as tile war is on no guarantee can bo given regarding anything in the matter of imported coal. This is the situation tl'.at must bo faced. The west is tbrtunatc in having soft coal avallablo and it is up to the people themselves to get it into their cellars. It is a municipal and provincial question. - "Unnecessary hardship will result this winter if western people do not follow the advice given which has been repeatedly urg-ad and forced on the dealers that ,'iO per cent of soft coal must be put In for every .50 per cent of hard coal supplied. Therefore. 1 positively and absolutely refuse to be responsible if the people suffer. It is -imperative that they store soft coal now. "Some com;)laints have reached me as to excessive prices charged for j coal in Winnipeg. An examination ofi onr records here show that tho haul-j ing charges of Winnipeg dealers compares favorably with those of other Geneva, Aug. 14.-Twenty divisions of troops were demanded of Germany's allies by General Lu-dendorff during the retreat from the Marne, according to the Demo-krat, which received the news from Gorman sources, Austria-Hungary refused but after General Ludendorff had . made threats, Vifcnna sent two dlvjlslons to the western front. For this reason the Austro-Swiss frontier was closed recently- production, the pungent, spicy odor-of the .tall air '"oms to furnish a. background of wholesomo reality. DISTILLED WATER Delivered to any part of the city. LETHBRIDGE BREWERY -Vmsterdani. Aug. U.-Discussing the machinations going on in Finland and tho Baltic provinces to provide thrones for German princes, the Socialist newspaper Vorwacrts of Ber. lin, gives out a note of warning. "The new thrones to be erected In the lOa^it are not only threatened from within, hut from witliout." the news-paiicr says. "The world war is not yet ended. The monarchies arc based on the quicksands of the Brest-Litovsk peace. This craze for thrones in the East shuts tho door upon,, a peace by understanding and stakes everything on a military decision. The question inevitably arises whether the situation in the west justifies such | a policy." ISlsowhore in this issue Vorwaerts brands the policy in question as a "policy of crime.'' TONIGHT AND THURSDAY JESSE L. LA8KY PRESENTS 1 RECOGNIZE PROIEST Mexico City, Aug. 14.~Replying to a protest from Great Britain against tlio provisions ot the oil deci'ee of February 22. which was declared to be confiscatory and in violation of ALSO MACK SENNET COMEDY "THE KITCHEN LADY" ltic T Washington, Aug. 14.-Germany is Ihreatcning tlio Swedish tiiaritime and comyicrclal situation In the Baltic to sucli a degree that, according to a special dispylch from Franco today, tho Swedes are greatly disturbed. Formerly liic great flood ot trnllic, in goods and passengers lo Finlan'd and Central and Northern Europe, passed througli Sweden and Denmark. Now Gormany has diverted this tratllc making it pass through Eathonia and Livonia. Two German navigation lines have been started between Lubik and Stettin to Reval on the Baltic. action in any speciilc cases brought to my attention where 1 find that the law has not been complied with." II KILLED IN SIIE-RIOTS Montevideo, Aug. 12.-Two persons were killed today and more than fifty were wounded Monday In clashes between troops and workers, growing out of tho general strike in progress here, according to statements from strike headquarters. Tho government refused all information regardint;- the number of persons wounded or lu hospitals. rMPRESC Mmd TONIGHT ij No Advance in Prices. ment to protest against decrees ot this nature, it holds that by virtue ot Us sovereign rights, the Mexican government is free to adopt such tlscal legislation" as is necessary. It suggests that recourse of the court would be the proper method of determining whether the oil land deqree was unjust and confiscatory. WILL WILSON GO TO EUROPE? GET AFTER THESE DOLLARS We have the goods. We have the values. Our prices are right. And yet there is a lot of money shpping away from us constantly. Join the Trade-at- II ^ ' ^ Home campaign. ' , GEIS OECORAIION Edmonton, Aug. ]?,.- Word just received in the city by 11. .\Illton .Martin, Belgian Consul, conveys the pleasing news that Hon. Philippe Roy, himself a fornior Edmonton man, and now Commlsslonor General for Canada in Paris, was decorated by President Poincaro on tho week of July 1st with the sasli ot the Commander of tho Legion of Honor of the Republic. The decoration of the Dominion's representative Is in recognition ot the Immense service rendered by Canada to Franco since the war began. Hon. Mr. Roy was for many years a resident ot Kdmonton and represented .Mberta in tho Canadian senate. He Is married to a dauglvtor of the lute Harrison Vouij^^of Edmonton. COTTON CONSUMPTION, Washington, Aug. I'l.-Smaller coiv-sumptlou ot lint cotton, lucreusod use EWES PEN I'ldmonlon, Alta., Aug. ];l.-Tlireo cpnvictB, one a soven-yoar man, another a five-year man, and a third with his term nearly up, escaped from tho Albortu penitentiary at -i^'iO o'clock Tuesday afternoon. ^ Tho warders and tlio provincial police are scouring tlio country for them. Tho iiiou are Frank Xasli, seulenc-ed at Calgary: Frank Harrington, sentenced at Red Deer, and E, U. Jonos, sentenced at Lothbridgo. Paris, AUg. 14,-(Havat Agency,)-According to a statement by Deputy Maurice D'Amour, appearing in the Journal today, President Wilson will make a vlfit to Europe and Paris. The Temps says that neither the minister of foreign affairs nor the American embassy has been advised of any intention of the. President to cross the Atlantic. AT STARLAND A treat is in store for moving picture patrons in Vivian Martin's delightful spontaneous Impersonation of "A Petticoat Pilot" In the Paramount picture ot that name. "Mary Gusta" (Vivian Martin) Is a quaint ging-hanied little figure who steals away tho hearts of tho three grutt old Cape Cod sea captains who adopt Iter. Tiie shore scenes and tho scen>.i lak-en 111 the prim, dusty, seldom-opened "best parlors" are laughable lu the oxtromo and throughout the entire MARRY RMEft-prtitltii] EDMUNDBREESE in "THEMASTERCQ~��" HEREiFRIDAY AND SATURDAY Mrs. Vernon Caide in The HILLCREST MYSTERY' COMING MONDAY "WOMAN AND THE LAW" COMING THURSDAY "The Price of a Good Time" of .linter cotton and a reduction in cot-tofi exports compared with the previous year marked the close of the cotton year, July 31, as shown today in the census bureau'a report. The year's consumption ot lint was H,581,330 running bales. That was 197,'169 bales less than the previous year, Llnter consumption this y^ar was l.UB.SSn bales, an increase of a4ii,68;! bales. Almost a million bales more cotton wore on hand July 31, this year than on that date a year ago. Cotton aplniims active diirlnj; July numbered 3K,074,89(i. See Miss Marie Lambert at THE ORPHEUM THEATRE Starting Tonight For Three Days Only Hour Her Speak on Moving Picturci. HER CAMERA MAN WILL MAKE MOVING PICTURES IN FRONT OF THEATRE BEFORE TH^ PERFORMANCE EACH EVENING. COME AND SEE HOW YOU LOOK IN THE MOVIES. J 6584?968 ;