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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 'Hcmtcl VOLUME XI. LlfrilBHlDGE, AL.BERTA'j SAT UUP AY, AUGUST 24, 1918 NUMBER .210 BRAY, THIEPVAL. FALL TO BRITISH; BAPAUME NEXT; NOYON WAVERING V _____ -I' 7 _-___'. _____ 'All London Conjectures on Plans of: Silent. BufMaster- ful'. Generalissimo! IERMANS MAY RETIRE CLEAR TO Germans Prepare Defence Away Back on Meuse Now; French to Enter Noyon Soon London. Aug. Press Dispatch from, Reulers The ultimate'aim of. Marshal Foch's .strategic plan, which Is being.worked out In He present series ol Is tlio subject of much speculation in ,1'arlB and'London. Broauly.Jthe opln ion of the experts'is divided between those who Foch Is striking a number ot hammer. blows with the object, ot weakening the en einy numerically and positively and as regards' njorale; preparatory to. Q de. tisSvo-blbw at.some absolutely. v.itSi HJOt'aud those who think, that lie Is ai prescal endeavoring to dleorgaufx( the great German 'retreat or jritended_jrelreal on largo sectors 'rolls ot tlila disorganization In ifae shape o big hauls iflf prisoners and matena ml results to guide him In the mailer o[ decisive action this A v Some French critics hold the lattei which Is.bascd on the theory Ilia a is graauallv going on ti some new ITtnilenuurg lino which I: lirobably of great. depth. >Tliosu .win arsuo that -we are at present witness ing the preliminary.-lo'. a dcclsiv stroke base; their-belief on tho fac that tho allies are presumably cm liloying. considerable; forces in (he ns they ar oxploltinE'the.gains made to tlio utle most, that they already are threatcnln vital enemy positions, and that' more over, It would be.folly not 16 push t the last degree, this >cir tlieir Im advantage of their regained ti illative, 'superior, morale and "enllius iasm for- tho offensive, especiall among the "It out that: other considerations, apar from weighty .political reasons, that tlio Germans.still have many div Islons In Russia .hnd-'pogslbly hav Bttll more divisions booked for a price enterprise'this" year on som other Hence it is not absolnti ly certain: that a better chance wi offer-in 1919. for Ihe'Gerraan; front: row fairly-liquid, In regard to, th.e latest developmeh of the battle, one of'the most Impor ant 13 the British threat at Rapaum fall would bo a disaster enemy, .and his desperate roslslnnc al AclfetLo-Orand, where th6 ma1 defensive, positions of 'Hapaume" ai he" rcallMflitliis., London, Aug. Germans evidently expect to Be back to the Meuse, says the Amsteidam coriespond- :nt of the Daily Expiess, as they are fortifying positions along hat river in Belgium. The Germans are digging extensive renches between'Dinant and Givet, Thousands of prison- eis and Belgian civilians are being used in the Givet is unety miles duectly easi of Bapaume. j NOYON ftf FALL SOON .London, town of Noyon is expected to fall at any moment, according to mfoimation received here this fteinoon fiom the battle in France. ME ADVANCING RAPIDLY British third army s advancing rapidly. It has gone places to of four miles on a front of twelve' miles. The British fourth army is on the outskirts of jijay where leavy fighting is proceeding. MIRAUMONT SURROUNDED With the British Armies in France, Aug. ed situation at Thiepval was uncertain this morning. La Boisselle and Ovilleis were reported to have been wrested fiom the enemy. The town of Mitaumont appeau to have been surrounded by the British. AVAILABLE MAN The Hague, AUQ German government has summoned every available man says a letter' jest received here newspaper correspondent, in Germany. Of the two hundred thousand wbrk- men at and have been called up for service at the front. adds, the comb-out has been even more vigorous Realize They Can't Serf' Goods With German Name, So Cut It Off GERMANS PROTEST i SPAIN'S ACTIONS f Amsterdam, Aug. has energetically protested against the Spain to.replace sunken.Spanish tonnage by In terned German ships, according to an official staterrtent'ltsued In Sef- lin Ixmdon, Aug. .who arc allowed to remain.' in' Tiuutral coun- tries nro In a recent {ASUC of tho Central Powers economic gazette (o calls "commercial journal Ettlds; "Atter the war Gcfnwn iraiJo will be posslHo only llirqusirjieiitral .coun- tries All iaarin'pf German origin will therefore, liaVe Id be ODlltcraterl from all wares Considerat- ions ot International fflorijltr Inust be crushed aside" Germans Along Rhine Are Expecting Allied Invasion Casualties WOUNDED. J. Mountain Horse, Macleod. J. C. AEta. A. Musflly, Lundbreck. A. 3. F, Staiinton, PEncher Creek. PIS.' Thos. Railton, enlisted, Lethbrlrfge. John McLean, Lethbndfe, Pte Jas Nlsbct, Coaltlurst Pte. John 'Anderson, enlisted Lethbrldge. Pte. Richard Jones, enlisted Lethbrldge. Corp. John McDonald, Leth- bridge. Pte. Douglas McDonald, LtUi- bridge. Man Power Passes British Smashing Through on Wide Front; Jiray, Thiepval Captured With the British Armies in France, Aug. Pi is repoited to have been captuied by the ntish. Several thousand German prisoners .have" passed trough the cages behind General Byng's third army today. lo effoit to count the guns captuied has been made up to -HON. J. n. :BOYLE. Hon> J.-E. Boyle, Altorney-Gen Minister To Be Appointed Lenion, Aug. Qerman population along the Rhine ex- pectB an allied In the opinion of a Dutch woman, of Ger- man deKent who has just return- ed from Amsterdam from visiting relatives, in a small village .near Bonn on Rhine.' In a slate- ment to Amsterdam corres- pondent of the Dally Express she said "The .Impression 'gathered frum what I and heard In Germany was one of real In spite of whai the newspaper} say or do not say, the German retirement In the west Is making the worst yotslbla Imfrenlon especially along the Rhine. The people there know that thsy will be the flrtt to be hit If the allies over. "The Idea that German toll la to rema'n Inviolate fo the rasi dtaa'pfjeared completely ar.d- oft the Rhine everybody 'expects a foreign Invasion sooner er filer. Many families are ,prsparing to leave for Central "The "ravages of --the allied: air- craft are simply terrific. When you read 'there wad mater lal damage' It that whole streets were torn UjfyWjtrf a heilvy casualty Ifst pie lure" Washington, Aug. The new man power bill extending the selective draft to all: men- be- tween the ages of and.45 "pasaed by the house tbnFght aa finally amended, by the war de- partment. first roll call 6nly two negative. votes wers Representative "London of Ntw Vork the Socialist and Representative Qordsn of Democrat. ENEMV ATTACKS IN ALBANIA Rome, Aug. Albania the forces of the Central terday renewed their attacks from the 'lower Yemeni River, to (lie heights of Malifomorlces, It was announced today by tjie Kaltarl war offlte In the center the emy made lir j'lr> 16 the rtortti of the head of the Buvilka. r- .Edmonton, Aug. J. R. attorney general of Al. berta in the place of Hon C W. retired, This Is the infor- mation given the Canadian Press tonight by Premier Stewart The premier had no announcement to to filling the. cabinet "Vacancy caused by the retirement 6f Mr. Cross but would niake such statement within a few days. Hon (J w Cross was attorney ge oral {h.lhc first government ot Alt.eri which formed m 1905 by Hon following tho formiilio of.tlio two new western provinces and Saskatchewan, and ti >hV consequent.-, .He was form member of tho law firm Short, Cro s anil Biggir, of Kdtno (erf represented Kdmontrjn and w elected ngiln m 1909, together with J. A. -McDougall as (lie two members (o represent Edmonton elly at largo. In 1910 when the split occurred In the Llberil'-tlarly over the (Ireal Water- ways. Tall way affair, Hon. Mr. Rntherfofd was forced to resign with his government. Hon; be- came premier, and shortly afterwards Cf64s Joiued the government attorney general Mr BojJe had jomed the Sltton governmeht as rofnlsfer o( education In the provln cial elecllonE Cross rellrtd W the seal of Fdson which he (6rmirl> represented along with the at Edmonton Jlr Cross Is a nalivt of Ciladoc, Onl. IIS time. SMASHING THROUGH HUN POSITIONS With the British Aitny in France, Aug. were smashing through the German positions this morning 11 along the battlefront. 3rie Thousand Germans ed in One Engagement Cannon Lost The British are repmted to haVe captured Becordel'anc o have reached the jhigh grpund southwest of The British have passed well beyond Happy Valley.' THIEPVAL CAPTURED London, Aug. Press Dispatch" from British have captured Bray anc ;ui rounded Thiepval. FIGHTING ON THIEPVAL SLOPES London, Aug. Marshal Haia's forces arc fighting on the slopes of Thiepval Ridge and along the eastern bank of the Ancre River, where .British patrols have entered the town of Miraumont.' From the latter village the British line runs to Bihucourt, thence to E.rvlllers, which is irr.British hands and then to Boyelles and'Boiry-Becquerelle, joining old line near Mercatel. i 1 (War Summary by the Associated Press) British troops-along the extreme northern sectors of the" battle.line, in Picardy and Artois are advancing ft a rapid rate. According', to. unofficial the British have rcachtd.the village of "niile's southeast of Arras. They also have advanced-further south' and are ih.the outskirts of the town of St. Leger. .The British are closing In on Bapaume, the key stone to the German Arras arid the Germans have beerrforced to give up towns.just north of Bapaume while the British-are operating' just west of the town. PRISONERS It is officially rcp.ortcd that in the Wednesday morning, the.British have taken more than prisoners sector. Undrffcial advices say that entire batteries of heavy guns have beenstaken from the enemy. VS South of the Somme and between the'Oise and the'Aisne'artillery. duels are reported. French patrols operating in.Lorraine have, penetrated, .German trenches at many points MENACE TO INCREASES' With the" allied advance between Arras and Scissors the menace to. the German positions on.the fifty mile front Increases hourly. _ CROSS THE PIVETTE West of Noyori the Frehch'haye fo'rced a crossing of the'Divette at Evncourtj three miles from Noyort. and they maintain their strong pressure from the south and east Between the Aisne and the Alletie north of General Mangins troops are to tre helchts_riominating the Chemln Des Dames, increasing the menace to the German along the Vesle. General Mangln Is sharpening the salient which has iU apex im- mediately north of Soissons, i Flrts'are burning behind the German positions north of fie Vesle and the enemy may be preparing to retire Infantry and transports reported moving northward from the Veste m the last few days. American and French pressure continues along the river In the last week more than 20000 prisoners not counting Friday captures, tiave been UKen. More than fitly towns ant) have been fighting is taking place In Northern Italy In Central Albania the Austnans have been repulsed In an allack ajainst the Italian line HEAVV DEFEATS. With the British Army; British Armies In France, l-Ulg. The third and fourth British armies have, since August S, Two thou- sand .were taken yesterday south oC tho Somme. The British fourth army has captured nearly five thousand men in the last two days. The primers counted since August total men' and 593 oHicers. North of the Somme a'-large number' of guns haie heen captured They tomptate baHehesnd Crolsllfes The Irittsh seem io be progressing well up the read from Albert (o Bapaume. South of tfie Somm.e', thirty three officers'and ftffeeri hundred, men betn taken by Br'ltbh, France, Aug. am) continued successfully for the al lied army last nifht. 'The British advanced everywhere and the en emy suffered heavy "defeats. (CONTINUED OS Pjtai 4) CO-ORDINATE WORK OF DOM. AND PROV. DEPTS Edmonton, Aug T. A Crerar, Dominion mlnitter of aft- rlculture, Was In Edmorrton .Friday and had a long with Hon Duncan .Marshall en the ad vlsablllty of coordlnatlnj the of Dominion and Pro- vincial of whfch both gentlemen are the head's. Mr. Crerar left for the" e'ast by the evening.trafn. i With the British Army in France, August 24 air fighting on tha front during 'ho last provides a striking Indication of thp difficulty confronting Germany in the air. fthich must Increase In ttie near future as a iority of tho allies makes Itielt (elt. n tho battle arta, probably owloi? fb ho recent heavy German losses 6rcr ho SommfJ battle; sconta: arc compelled to operate In large for- mations at a much greater height than ormerly Notwithstanding, this, tha Srillsh airmen continue to tike heavy toll of them Severe fighting occurred on lha !ront between Albert and the Amiens Road, resulting according to latest reports, In tho destruction ot sixty three enemv machines and tho dov.n of 21 airplanes out of. control .This Superiority, without any diminution of the aerial actUily m other sectors, a largo her of raids having been made against enemy positions; faf, behind .tho fjer-, man lines In whfch mbreHhari tons of bombs were dropped, ami MIAfks on the nilno provinces pressed with 'the nlnfosl vljor. Coupled wild a "virtual cessation of German air raids on London, the In creasing number of bombing raids Into Germany, of which there 22 during the last week must be demor" allilng, sliovflnij Oermany' that, In aplle of her otferislvs efforts, she nnable to adequately protect her1 ter lal frontier. _ _ The result ot the allied supremacy Is seen In German captured lorten one ot which dirMts, "utthln miles of the front smth.. groups i Of frota eight to teV men Me f together" J_ ;