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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ^.W-^-^T,....^,,,_..__________ VOLUME xi; LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1918 NUMBER 21 ;5 BRITISH wrmiN NOYON SURE TO FALL SOON BEFORE FRENCH ADVANCE 1/ N HREATENED N DRIVE Prench Rapidly Placing Noy- Huns Seize Can. Trawler, Arm her and Raid Shipping Off the Nova Scotia Coast on m Pocket and 'Tick" That Pocket Will Soon. Washington, Aug. 21.-Strong forces of swift naval patrols and destroyers sped to-day to the North Atlantic fishing bank$, where the trawler. Triumph, captured yesterday by a German submarine, which armed and manned her is reported raiding fishing fleets. Naval officers here thinl * ? *?. TODAY'S CASUALTIES. Cavalry wounded-D, Gardiner, Taberi W, D. H, Dixon, Maoieod, Mounted Blfles - L. T. Wlltse, Foremost; '  .**'>'>�>4>�itetLe Petit and Beau- ' court-Sur-Ancre and have reached the town of AcWet-Le-Qrand. A large number of tanks participated in the attack. THREE MILES FROM BAUPAUME Unofficial dispatches indicate that the British advance has carried the battle line up to a point three miles from Baupaume, reputed to be an important (iermar. base In. the Picardy sector. If the British drive conftnues'along the northern side of the Picardy salient, the enemy forces farther south'would be in'a serious position. They are at present keeping back the French and British along a line west of and parallel to the Somme and north of that river they have been desperately resisting allied attacks as far north as Albert. The new advance oeema to have placed the northern sector of the enemy's front in great danger. / In the Flanders battle area the Germans also aro under heavy pressure. Last night an attack was made from Festubert to the Lawe River, a distance of more than four miles. The village of La Tpuret, in thR middle of this line has been captured. This, marks an advance of , nearly a mile at this point. . On the northern side of the Lys salient the British made a local. attack over a mile front near Locre this morning. The important Dranoutre .. Ridge has been taken from the enemy and the Locre Hospice, a group of Huildlngs which has been the kcene of frequent and terrific fighting since April, has been attacked. '. FRENCH PROGRESS French progress on the vital sector between the Oiae and Solitona ' bids fair to bring about a cracking of the German offensive system from Ypres to Rheims. Marshal Poch ha* connected his Marne and Picardy successes with a new triumph which appears to be a greater threat than either of the" others. . In the new operations between the Aisne,and the Oise, the French have ga'ined the heights and are advancing raoidly toward the Olae and the supply lines connecting Laon and other base* with the Noyon pocket, in two daya General Mangin has advanced more than two and a half miles on a front of more than fifteen miles. The Olse railway line paralleling It, are but three miles away and the French apparently securely hold all the Important high ground which ha|d barred the way to Noyon and the line of the Oise. If Marshal Foch can push the advance to the north of the Olse it would ^ appear Inevitable that the German* must retire in Picardy, probably to the old Hindenburg line and withdraw from the Vesie at least to the Chemin Des Dames. With tlie French north of the Olse these enemy positions would be outflanked. \ 10,000 PRISONERS THREE DAYS. Berlin reports that it anticipated a French attack north of the Aisne and the Germans are reported to have prepared for a counter attack, but the French surprised them and gained on Tuesday a half score of villages and captured 8.000 prisoners, bringing their total for the three days to lO.uOO. The German War Office says that the French attack failed. ,' French Attack. L.ondon. Aug. 21.-^(As.'5ociated Press)-A "sex" war is a possibility seen by some commentators In tlie istrlke of woman transportation workers for tho same pay received by men for oQual'work. It is pointed out that the. ranilflcations ot the strike may extend virtually to all war activities and many other industries. Newapapers advocating equal pay tov men and women, avguo against tho contention that many women workers aro receiving a separation allowance because their husbands are flghi;ing. The bonuses given women In manj^ munition plants are lower than those paid to-men workers and, it is reported tliat the women are becoming dis-satisflad over what they claim to be "inequtllties." , It is pointed out that the principle attepts: the entire economic life of Bnvlwd, fts ab present women are do-jriirsU kinds of work which it was hardly dreamed they were capable of ttolnit until the>-u�cessity was forced jbyijthe 'war. i ;I.iondon and mhny cities face an-;ptUer diWfi.of Inconvenience. The atrlkii baa not seriously affected I lie .underground systems, but the coneea- Premier Stewart Thrills Local Audience in Speech on War Protuler' Stewart s-iitjko lu a crowded house at tho y..VI.b.A. iust nigjit. Had tho people of Lotlibridgo, and especially tho relatives of the. boys overseoB, had any coucoi)liou of the �message the premier had to dolivor the largest auditorium in the city would" not have accumiiiodatod tho crowd that yfouhi havo been present to hear him,. For the iflrst minister of the province, who recently returned from a'-vlslt to tho old land and to tffe fighting zona in Franco and Flanders, brought back with him a message that thrilled "the audience and which is calculated to bear fruit in the way of. a still greater effort on the part of the people ot this province in the task of winning the war. It was aniessage ot service, "i believe it is Tf\y- first duty to do everything in my power to help in carrying on tjie war to a Buccesgfui conclusion, Our duty is to buck to the limit of our eudurahoo,;the jtioya who' are {igbiinK Paris, Aug. 21.-The manoeuvrc'ot the French forces oast ot tho Olse yo3terday was conducted with pr^ci-siou and speed. Tho attack waa laimched at 7; 10 o^lock yesterday inornlngafter a violent artillery pre-pavat'lon^ At 8:45 o'clock batteries of 75'b ;bn, the heels ot the Infantry advanced' foui" kilomolres over tho Va^se'ns nidge. At nine o'clock tho French hatl. advanced to Tartlers. Heights and at 9:40 o'clock the'left was at Lombray. The enemy losses in the fighting are said to havo boon exceptionally heavy. On French dlvlaiou alone captured 1500 prisont>rs. iCOKTINUED ON VJM 4), r'. MEDICINE HAT, K1.LLED our hattlca at tho front, who are tight ing to teach the German peoploSvhat real liberty and democracy is, and that their bolioC that tliey ,�ro born to rule tho world is a very mistaken one." Sailed on Transport. Premier Stewart carried his audience witir him from tho time he Vailed aboard an American'tcanspbrt carry,i mwiTWri nP ing 2200 (?f the flower ot'the Americl;.c.^t.V�^'^�*..iJ^r' _ army until ho returned to the shores' of Canada, visiting in England and Scotland, in the munition 'factories, on the farms, in the Canadian hospitals, in the country houses where the Oan-adian .boys are so royally treated, and then through to Flanders and France where he visited the boya themselves and entered as closely as possible into Iheir lives. It was a graphic story that is calculated to broaden tlie perspective of any man, and there is reason to believe that the people o{ the province of Alberta wijl be the bet- Medicine Hat, 'Aug, 20>-Mrs, T. SI. Twefed has received a cabJegranf Imparting the sad information that her. husband, Capt, "Tom" Tweed has bem killed In aolioir. The deceased enlisted' as a private with Medicine Hat'a Own, the. J.76th. His advance 'from the, ranks was rapid and before reaobiug France he had obtained a commission,-. Splendid reports come from the front,' concerning his Intrepid conduct uodepl fire and this spring he won bis ciBt'' taincy ou the flel4. , K^^" 12725493 15998414 643393 73 ;