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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MetaW VOLUME AUGUST NUMBER AKE ROYE OLD HINDENBURG LINE HUN LEADERS HOPELESSLY ENTANGLED IN EXPLANATIONS Allied Forces are Within Striking Now of OnceFamous Hmdenburg With The British Army in Press extension of the British line north of the Scarpe has brought the attackers to within striking distance of a good part ot the Hindenburg back of which ia open country with the terrain and roads in excellent con dition for the movement of tanks and The British made steady progress especially on the new sec tion oV the front uround Bapaume and astride the SonnaeGerman resist WiMr again ifcii it is look atrif the enemy Js flgKtlni rear guard actionswlththe hope of holding up the British until he can move his material to the No fresh German have been identified in tho recent The of the German high com mand now is to leave battered divis ions to fight rear guard actions and ihcidentallyvto havea largo part of the remnants qf these formations chew td to pieces by the British Make a Stand General Ludendorff perhaps has some plans to make a stand to the rear Of the present line and saving what men he can for that It would not be surprising if the enemy intended to put up a stiff defense somewhere on a line generally run north and south through There was hard fighting today around just north of Ba has been taken and tho streets run red with the blood of Germans killed The enemy was prepar ed to make a counter attack but as his troops moved toward the town frtwi east they were caught under the fire ot the British The British then stormed into the town and captured what remained of the enemys men and five offi From Favreuil the British push ed east and further encircling There are unconfirmed rumors that British patrols have in to Bapaume and have gone some dis tance without seeing any of the en British shells have beerraining down on Bapaume for many Large numbers of prisoners captur ed have not yet arrived at the cages because they are some distance to the This accounts or the faat that many captured Germans perhaps the number runs well into the thous ands while well outside the zone of fire in accordance with the rules of have not reached the base Great Possibilities The new section of the battle front Just south of I heScarpe offers great The attacking forces here are driving eastward astride the ArrasCuuibrai lioad and are now be yond MoiichyLePreux and Tjjese points virtually are 011 the Hin denture rain during Uie night did not Interfere with the British advance for tho operations now arc on hard The rain put the Germans at a dis particularly those in crat er holes with machine as many of the holes were turned into As soon as the rain ceased scores of British planes took the air and conthv ned their systematic attack upon the enemy Tanks again distin gulehad themselves by overwhelming difficult points where the concentra tion of machine guns delayed the ad CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR for some time a member ot the Toronto board of has un his intention of a mayor west year SUNK OFF CANADA A Canadian Atlantic crew of the fishing schooner ftuih of arrived here at noon today on board an other fishing reporting that their ship was sunk a submar ine yesterday morning on the fishing grounds off thle COMPANYS BASIS OF SINGLE SHIFT Company Wants to Work Three Men in a Room and Miners Oppose It Special to the Herald seems to exist among the miners of Fernie and Michel over the proposal placed before them by the officials who met the operators at Calgary last week in an effort to secure the introduction of the single shift sys tem in the mines at Fernie and It appears that the proposition sub mitted was from the Crows Nest Pass Coal and in substance was that a single shift granted pro vided three workin one room wWerenow but two The company held out for this change ttye grounds that it would be necessary in order to keep up pro The miners object because they contend that the three men in a room amounts to a reduction in to which they are The proposition as presented was turned down by the Ferule local and Michel did the same thing A jqint meeting of the two1 locals has confirmed the stand of the two in i arate action and have resolved to put the proposition before the district of ficers thus making it a general action instead of a local affecting only the two Raymond Trip The board of trade anxious to get many people possible for the trip to district Those who intend go ing should notify Harris or Secretary Oliver of the board of trade It le desirable that as large a party as possible be gathered The will meet at the Herald office for the start at two A IS SUNK can submarine chaser number operating out was mistaken fora submarine by a merchant steamer off Fire New early this morning and sent to the Seventeen members of the including the commander and the are The merchant ship was the Am erican steamer Felix TREGMPKTO WE DEFEMEDn CZECH T American Forces in Camp at Vladivostok Bolsheviki Force Peasants to American forces which have been landed here are in camp as the assembling plant of the big American locomotive works IH the outskirts of the The Jap anese are established In the commer cial which is located on the bluff overlooking the People arriving recently from Kha barovsk report that since voluntary enlistments have ceas are augmenting their strength by drafting peasants from the Ussuri Cossacks and prisoners of war also have been placed in the Negotiations between General Hot head of the provisional Siberian government in the andthe Omsk government are virtually An agreement between them has been prevented by failure of each side to offer sufficient Defeat Bolsheviki incommand of a force of CzechoSl numBeringseveral has attacked and defeated a MagyavBol flheviKi force at Siber The town was taken and many pris including a large number of were The work of the Japanese in strengthening the Chinese frontier made the attack CRUEL TREATMENT for some time past have been rounded up by orders of the government in var ious parts of according to a Budapest reportto the Jewish cor respondence Streets were barricaded and Jews were dragged to These especial were declared against the Jews in from whom large amounts of money were taken by the police as a special tax after which they were escorted to the German Leaders Hard to Explain the Retreat to the People wari experts aria hopelessly at odds In try ing to explttln the present situation on the western Twice each day LudendqrfTs communications an nounce victorious repulses but a glance at the map shows each success ive location mentioned as die scene of lies a few miles eastward the Nachrit chens military la a bad sign the eneinyj because it shows that his attempts to pierce the German front have failed and lliat ho to substitute wldih for Ho further argues that earlier German thrust towardAmiens forestalled the enemy and now even it the are losing it is no absolute gain for the but merely I he recovery of eSrlinr A Frank Admission These sophistries are not wholly shared by the Kreuze Zeitungs critic who frankly admits that it is the Ger man scheme that lias gone wrong in asniuch fticcess fully evaded dh both sides of ftheima the German plan to tie up and split the enemy reserves has He says inci dentally that American aid has hap pened to flow somewhat freer than anticipated and Marshal Foch is there by able to deliver his It is no longer a fightfor lines but for deep this critic says and the ta3k ofthe German army is to destroy the enemys forces within these He insists the strategic success will be dented Marshal Foch because the preliminary conditions for success are but the he will continue for a long Another Line The German Tages ZeRung follows another line 9 thought and believes that the next few days roust show that Marshal Foch needs breathing as strategically he has already lost the battle and the enemys losses are The Nord Beutsche Allgomeine Zel cryptically explains why the FrancoBritish gain of territory is real ly a and shakes its head over the poor deluded who in their pride over to dictate peace inTs of a brief flnd themselves in volved in battles which will be hard and FRENC British Find Bapaume Empty of Beyond Old Positions Occupied Before Spring Drive of Germans Astride the Scarpe Continue More Prisoners French troops have captured the towrt of i With the British Army in Associat ed Press The Hindenburg line has been penetrated British troops at a point east of The British have pushed through the town of Mont three miles north of the Somme capturing the wood near that have reached LongueVall GAINS NOVf IAN IN FIRST BATTLE OF comparisons between the results achieved on British and in the Somme with those of the first battle of the Somme are made by a military expert He points out that in four months from July 1 to October the British occupied 44 square miles of In four be tween 21 and the Brit ish won 116 square with casualties amounting to In other he be tween two and three much ground been taken at an Infinitely smaller In the four days under discussion the British won much more territory than both the British and the French armies recovered In the whole first battle ofthe Special ireralQ Winnipeg the will be given till Wednesday noon to meet the demands of the commercial and falling to do the telegraphers will go on strike on is the result of the strike vote of the employes taken on Mor Pen formerly general manager of the Grand died one oclock had been ill for some He was f 9 ytan Harvesting General Crops Will Yield 15 Average on SummerFallowed Land Detailed reports obtained by the Herald from the surrounding Bis tricts on the progress of harvesting re flect an optimistic tone regarding and they indicate the on summerfallow will bet ter at first expected and should over the whole about fifteen In some nota bly the Alderside the yields on sumJuerfallow will go to twenty bush els and even to thirty in one or two The balance of the crop will average from t4vo to ten Indications aia or a area than ever next The following reports have been received PINCHEH Pincher August It top eafly to be able to give an accurate estimate of the crop yield in this dUT trict allow is turning out Dyson has j flolshed cutting a field of between and 100 of fall wk should go between 30 and 35 Dan McLean alao baa field which will average up There has been no Many larmers are ob liged to use mowers with attachment for catching the per of grain been Wheat on suramerfallow and new breaking will give from twenty to thirty busheln an acre and instances are heard of expected thirtyfive and forty bushel Grain filled out better than last year and will nearly all grade As a largo percentage of the crops were seeded onsuiumerfallow and the farmers of the dis trict will again be results obtained conclusively prove that by proper farming methods a paying crop can be raised even without a drop of rain during the growing It is to be noted that early breaking has produced slightly better crops than GRASSY Grainy cutting of grain in this district is about half flniibed Farmers are finding it diffl cult to harvest fhortness of but number 4 are using which are proving very suc In parts of the district it is claimed ntteen to twenty bushels while others will be aa low as three buahels to the aure and quite a large percentage HUN BATTALION MUTINIED are persistent rumors from a Ger man says the Frontier correspondent of the that a German battalion being or dered to the front unanimously re fused to whereupon every tentK man was The others then gave up their STOLE TRAIN Engineer in Daring Feat Reprimand and Commission Spen one of the best cuown locomotive engineers running on the Canadian Pacjflc Railway between Vancouver and North before joining the colors on the outbreak of war is cred ited with with the aid of his stolen a train from the Ger man lines on the French front and bringing it safely to the British lines witliGerman soldiers looking un ifWare until too late what was hap The train was loaded witii largo calibre shells and other muni The adventure was carried out without tho knowledge of Spencers according to the he received a reprimand for doing such things without and was given a and now has charge of a whole section of French successes Many German newspapers received Denmark affirm that the situation between Spain and Germany is but they agree that Germany can net make with re gard to her submarine says a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copen AUSTRIAN TROOPS IDENTIFIED With the American Army In troops have been Identified opuosjte the positions of a certain American It is not known it they are In IJne but are to ue In the Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuters Limited General Debenys army advanced on a front of eight to a depth of three capturing AN AMERICAN ATTACK With the American Forces on the Vesle Associated 4 American troops today attacked the Germans In the region of three miles west of Simultaneously the Germans attacked the American lines at about a mile north of Infantry fighting in the outskirts of Bazoches still is The Americans at present are holding the upper War Summary by the Associated Smashing through the German tinea in the battlefield of Northern the British troops have reached the western and northern out skirts of The official statement issued at London today slow progress but it is continued in almost every part of the line from far to the north to well below the Somme The British are advancing toward two and a half northeast of Nearer the Somme River they have moved east ward along the difficult ground that borders that They are re ported east of which is situated on the northern bank of the river and are closing in on which may be trie pivot of the man south of the Somme In the direction of FRENCH ADVANCE French are once more advancing near Roye a mile southwest of Roye being counter attacks were repulsed in this Between the Ailette and the Alshe the French have repulsed German counter attacks and have advanced their line nearly three of a mile in the district east of This advance should bring Geneial army nearly of the town of There Is little that the armies are mcraliied in the battle that Is going on from Arras to At every point they seem to fighting savagely and to forcing the British and French to extend to the This resistance wems to especially vigorous In the region of Croisilles and farther north between the Cojeul and Scarpe ON HINDENBURG LINE On one aectionof the the British are oh the Hindenburg line but apparently have not progressed east of it on any of the fronts to any great Additional prisoners have been taken by the who also have increased their captures of material and machine Jhe losses are still Each extension of the fighting lines adds to the difficulties fand dangers of the within the Picardy An advance of miles south of Scarpe or the winning the Hindenburg Una on a front of any width would outflank virtually all the German gains in Picardy this Behind the advancing line astride the are the hills around Arras from which hundreds of guns pour a devastating fire on the hard pressed Several In the rear of the1 Hindenburg line east of is a trench system known at the QueanteDrocourt switch How formidable this Is Theusefulness of Bapaume as a base has lost to the the British artillery has had if under range for several Particularly bitter fighting marks the British progress around On tha southern wing the British have taken several more towns east of Albert and Australian are on the southern wing while Canadian are along the In the British again Have bombed Mannheim and Frankfort with while American have attacked In Albania the have been driven from Flere and BeraU most important captured In the July SEVENTY USED British Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuters tunday nlfht It was learned that the enemy had been ferced to between the Scarpe and the Aisne at least seventy divisions since August EVACUATE BAPAUME their n the region of Mon more than two thousand the here On a front of of the the Brltith advanc ed to a maximum depth of two anej a half Important gains were made Bapaume and the centers of enemy raeiftance between And the No V in saya the cnt Mat in r on the He fhat have penetrated the rulna whloh mark the former advanced eantW Canadian Ola the sns who early Monday jg the new offensive p the Bwtk east of who captured and ajtg beyond according to thai ;