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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHDRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1918 NUMBER 218 ROYE PENETRATE OLD HINDENBURG LINE HUN HOPELESSLY ENTANGLED IN EXPLANATIONS THREATENED Allied Forces are Within Striking Distance Now of Once-Famous Hindenburg Line. SUNK OFF CANADA A Canadian Atlantic Port, Aug. 27.-The craw of the new tithing schooner Ruah of Beaton, arrived here at noon today on board another fishing veaael, reporting that their ship waa'aunk by, a submarine yeliterday 'morning on the fishing grounds off this coast. With The BriUsli Army in France, aionday, Aug. 20.-(Associutcd Pi'csa) -The extension oi: the British line north of 'tlio Scarpo has brought the attacl, WinnipeeMug. 27,-yrhat theCP.R, will be given till Wednesday noon to meet the demands ot the commercial telegraphers, aijd tliat, failing to do eo, tlio telegrapiiers wilt go on strike on Thursday, li the result of the strike vote ot the employes taken on Sunday. DEAD Ottawa,. Aug. 27,-.Merley Oon-V aldson, formerly flti^tral. manager of the Grand trunk' l>�elf|e, disd at one o'clock today.>H4 had been III for some time. Hs w�s,99 y�|irs Harvesting General; Crops Will Yield 15 Bus. Average on Suinmer-Faillowed Land Dotalled reports obtained by the Herald from the surrounUIng Uts-tricts on tho progress of harvesting re; fleet an optimistic tone regarding,the bxpectod yiolds, and they indicate the yields..oil summer-fallow wlU;,b9 bettor than at first expected lind should average, over tlie whole south,'about tiftoen bushelB. in some places, notably the Alderside branch, the yields on suiiuner-fallow will go to twenty biish-' els and even to thirty in one or two spots. The balance of the crop ,will average from five to ten bushes. IndloationB ;ai'B for a bigger, srea than ever next year. The foIlOTtng reports have been received: PINCHER CREEK. Pincher Creek, August 26.-It ts tbi eafly to be able to give an acouraM estimate of the crop yield in thiB;dis; trict yet. ^ummerfallow ia turning out well..however, dhas. Dyson has judt nnished cutting a fleld of betwfltii.60' Slid XOO acres ol fall wheat, which should go between 'dO and it5 bushtls, Dan McLean alto bsa fleld which will average up well. There has been no th.-eshine yit.-Many larmsrs are'oli-llged'to use mowers with uttachment for catching the grain. .BARONS. , Barons, Ai>2. ^.-iaigh^}' per b�a\. of, grain hius been harvested. Wheat on'suhiraerfellow and new breaking will give from twenty to thirty bushels an acre and Instances are heufd ot exjjectod thlrty-flvo and fort^' bushel yields. Grain lllletl out better than last year and will nearly ail grade No. 1. As a largo percentage ot the bj'ops were seeded dn-.suinmerCallow and breaking, tho farmers ot tho district will ttgHln be prosperous. The. results obtained conclusively prove that b/ proper farming methods a paying crop can be raised here, even wiUiout a drop of rain during the gi'oWlhg season. It is to be noted that ea^-ly breaking has produced slightly better crops than summerfallow. Winnipeg, Aug. 27.-Charley Spen cor, ono of the best nuown locomotive engineers running on the Canadian Pacific Railway between Vanconver and North Bend, before joining the colors on the outbreak ot war is credited with having, with the aid of his firoman, stolen a train from the Ger-mun lines on the French front -and bringing it aately to the British lines willuGerman soldiers- looking on, un-ilS\aro until too lato what was happening. Tho train was loaded with large calibre shells and other munitions. The adventure was carried out without tho knowledge of Spencer's omoers, and, according to the story, he received a severe, reprimand for doing such things without orders, and was given a commission, and now has chiirge o� a whole section ot French railway. GRASSY LAKE. ' Grssny Lake, Aug'. 26,-The cutting ot grain in this district is about half flnisbfed,.FarmoiB are finding it dlfn-ouU to harvej^t owiiT^to shortness of straw,' but a number rft them are using headdl's, which are proving very successful. ; In lone parts of the district it Is claimed fields will. yield fifteen to twenty bushels per .acre wjiilo others will be as low as three bifshela to tira acre and quite a large peroentago nil. London, , Aug. 27.--German newspapers received in Denmark " affirm that the situation between Spain and Qarmafiy Is crltiear, but tliey agree tlfiat Germany cannot make any^oencessions with regard to her submsrine' warfare, says, a. dl�pateh~to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copen-hagsn. ; , ._. , AUSTRIAN TROOPS IDENTimED � . ;/. � \ , - With the. American Army in Prance, Aug. Austrian troops have been idontitle  ; \ Behind the advancing British^ line astride the Scarpe are the hi|ls around Arras from which hundreds of guns pour a devastating fire on ' the hard pressed Germans. Several miles in the rear of the Hindenburg line east of Ar^as is a trench system known as the Quoante-Drocourt switch line. How formidable this is, is uncertain. The - usefulness of Bapaume as a base has .been lost to the Germane as the British artlllei;y has had it under ei>ny range for severaf days. Particularly bitter fighting marks the Bfitish progress around Bapaume, Oh the southern wing the British have taken several more towns east of Albert and astridto the ,Somme. ' " ' Australian troops are on the southern wing while Canadian units ars along the Soar.oe, in the north, British aviators again have bombed Mannheim and Frankfort with . success, while American machines have attacked Conflans. In Albania the Italians have been driven from Flere and Berat^ the most Important towns captured In the July offensive. SEVENTY DIVISIONS USED British Headquarters,. Aug, 28.-(Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuter's Limited)-Until Sunday night It was learned that the enemy had been forced to use between the Searpe and the Alsne at least seventy divisions since August 8. EVACUATE BAPAUME Paris, Aug. 27- (Havas Agency)-In thsir ad^anot In the region of Monchy-Ue-PrtulK, Monday, British troops oaiitursd mors than two thoveand pHsensrsi the newspapers Hera say. On a front of sIX' miles south of th* Scarps th^ British advanced to a maximum dtpth of two and a,half miles. Impprtat^t gains wsra. made around aapuMme and Crolsiltas, the centers of enemy resistance bstwsen tns ^n^rs sn^ ; ths'Scarpe, No Qtrmgns. rtmali^ In Bapaume, says the correspondent of.Le Matin/eii the-British front. He adda. that patrols have , penstratsd th�.rulna which mirk � the former anamy advanesd eon-' ' centratlon'Santar.'f ":-Can�dlan�''Dld'lt.' London. Aug. 36.-�-It was the Cgha'' dians who early MQnda:^^niorntng.Mn i the uewoffensfvoot'the'British SQiith^' > east.ot Arras, who oapiurod'W^uoQitrtv and iMonchy-Le-Prenx, and preJiedsOfc; ^ beyond them, aecordipg.toTlijd Maiv \ i fha) '.Ifig's coma)uiilci|tlQii,�:tiHiHXp�^ night, ----. 66 1175 4 743275 D++C ;